Ready To Say “Goodbye” To The West Palm Beach Golf Course As You Know It?

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The South End Neighborhood Association (SENA) is seeking reinforcements in its fight against the proposal to shrink the West Palm Beach Golf Course to a Par-3 or 9-Hole course. Read the below letter from Robert Norvel, the SENA Board President and get involved this Thursday, April 23rd from 6:00-8:00 at the South Olive Community Center (345 Summa Street).

Dear Neighbors,

The city of West Palm Beach has hired RMA to begin a visioning process for the South End of West Palm Beach. This is a long-awaited move which gives us the opportunity to become part of the decision making process which will determine the future of 8111 S. Dixie HWY (site of IHOP), Palm Coast Plaza, & the West Palm Beach Municipal Golf Course.

We are excited about the possibility of partnerships with the the City, local agencies, and private partners to create a spectacular Southern entrance to West Palm Beach.

There are many ideas which will be distilled during this process. Some possibilities include creating a waterfront shopping, restaurants, boating, destination along the C51 canal. Tying our Municipal Golf Course in as well as the South Olive Recreational Complex which is part of what makes our neighborhood unique.

Unfortunately, the idea of shrinking the Municipal Golf Course to a Par-3 course or a 9-hole course & developing the land as residential has been put on the table. The SENA board has voted to reject any idea of shrinking the Municipal Golf Course to a Par-3 course or a 9-hole course to developing the land as residential. Instead, we seek to re-establish our golf course as the best MUNICIPAL Golf Course in the County and believe it is worth fighting to keep the integrity of the Golf Course against any development.

We also feel strongly that the work that has been done by Commissioner Materio in conjunction with the cities of Lake Clarke Shores and Lake Worth, the MPO, the South Florida Water Management District, and others, to create a boat-lift on the C51 canal should be completed to become an anchor feature of this development.

We, the South End residents, need to drive the vision. Come and be the essential part of the process.

(WHO) The Redevelopment Management Associates, marketing, real estate strategic planning agency employed by the City of West Palm Beach;

Thursday April 23: 6:00pm till 8:00pm at
South Olive Community Center at 345 Summa St.

MARK YOU CALENDAR AND PLEASE ATTEND. Together we have this once in a life time opportunity to offer our vision and to be part of the process that drives this redevelopment. We do not want to leave this redevelopment to public agencies and developers.

SEE you at the meeting.

The SENA Board, President,
Robert Norvell (561-296-0759)

SENA

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Southend Spring Cleaning this Saturday at Summa Beach

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Join SENA this Saturday morning for a coastal cleanup at Summa Beach from 8:30-10:30. (Summa Beach is the intracoastal beach at Summa Street and South Flagler Drive)

This family friendly event is a great way to celebrate Earth Day and help keep our community clean. All supplies will be provided and all ages are welcome. T-shirt for those who participate while they last. Community Service hours for ALL.

Direct any questions to Robert Norvell at 561 296-0759 or rnorvell@norvell-law.com

SENAAbout SENA
The South End Neighborhood Association was formed in 2004. Our neighborhood in West Palm Beach, Florida is bounded by Southern Boulevard to the north, the Lake Worth spillway to the south, the intracoastal waterway to the east, and the FEC railway tracks to the west. There are more than 2,500 homes in the South End. Currently we have over 300 households as members and SENA is growing fast!

Take A Journey Through Florida’s Wildlife Corridor This Thursday

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Travel to places you never knew existed in Florida and learn their predicted fate at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society’s “From Glades to Gulf: 1,000 Miles in 100 Days, a Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition” Conservation Leadership Lecture. Renowned photojournalist Carlton Ward, Jr. and conservationist Mallory Lykes Dimmitt team up this Thursday, April 16 from 6-8PM as part of the Zoo’s popular lecture series.

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In 2012, Ward and Dimmitt, along with bear biologist Joe Guthrie and filmmaker Elam Stoltzfus undertook the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition in which they covered 1000 miles in 100 days by hiking, biking and paddling their way through the Florida landscapes from the Everglades National Park toward Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in southern Georgia.

The Speakers

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Carlton Ward, Jr. is a conservation photographer and eighth-generation Floridian focused on Florida’s living heritage. His work is exhibited widely and published in magazines including Audubon, Smithsonian, Geo and Nature Conservancy. He began his career with seven expeditions to the Congo rainforests of Gabon with the Smithsonian Institution, resulting in his award-winning book, “The Edge of Africa,” with a foreword by Colin Powell presidential exhibit with the United Nations in New York. While remaining engaged internationally, Ward’s primary purpose is to protect Florida’s nature and culture through art. His 2009 book, “Florida Cowboys,” won a silver medal in the Florida Book Awards, and Popular Photography Magazine featured him for working to save vanishing America.

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Mallory Lykes Dimmitt is a seventh generation Floridian whose childhood was partly spent exploring the lands and waters of central Florida. She pursued her passion for the outdoors by receiving her B.S. in Natural Resources from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. She was also awarded a Doris Duke Conservation Fellowship at Duke University’s Nicholas School of Environment, where she earned a Master’s of Environmental Management.

Seating for the Conservation Leadership Lecture Series is limited. Tickets are $20.00 per person and can be purchased online at palmbeachzoo.org. If you have any questions about the event, please call the Zoo at (561) 547-WILD ext. 285.

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1301 Summit Boulevard
West Palm Beach, Florida 33405-3035
(561) 547-9453
palmbeachzoo.org

Southend Sneak Peak: Posh Pet Hotel

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Imagine a destination with an ocean/spa-themed atmosphere and luxurious amenities where visitors are pampered unapologetically. Now imagine that this place is literally right around the corner…no airport hassles, road trips or jet lag involved. Before you go packing your bag, you should know that this five-star treatment is reserved for your four-legged friends.

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Posh Pet Hotel, opening within the next month on Dixie Highway in the Southend, marks the culmination of more than five years of research and development by owner/operator Lincoln E. Baker. With an incredible attention to detail, Baker has enhanced the traditional boarding, grooming and daycare experience by focusing on the best of everything.

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Some of the exclusive amenities include:

  • 3 indoor play parks separated by size with rubber flooring for paw and joint safety so pets of all sizes to play and interact safely
  • 3 Presidential rooms with 10ft glass fronts equipped with queen size beds and chandeliers
  • More than sixty 42” flat screen televisions and exquisite wallpaper
  • 110 spacious rooms to accommodate dogs and cats
  • 6-ft long built-in saltwater fish tank for cat enjoyment
  • Zen room where Dr. Teston will administer acupuncture, aquapuncture, Tui-Na massage, and herbal diet therapy
  • Purified air and water in every room
  • And last, but certainly not least, Post Pet Hotel offers pick-up service in Palm Beach County by EscaladeSuburban, Bentley, Lamborghini or Ferrari from Ocean Drive Exotics (fees apply).

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Posh Pet Hotel promises to be a pet destination unlike any other in the local area. The only issue is- will your vacation accommodations be as plush as your pets?

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Want to learn more? Visit the Posh Pet Hotel website and sign up for their newsletter or get in touch at:

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6710 South Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach, FL  33405

(561) 225-1559
Info@PoshPetHotel.com

Drink Beer & Save Wildlife At Brew At The Zoo.

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Prepare to go wild as Palm Beach County’s most unique craft beer festival returns for its 3rd year. The Brew At The Zoo, presented by Dixie Grill & Bar will be held on April 11, 2015. Explore the animals and beautiful grounds of the Palm Beach Zoo as you sample craft brews from 25+ breweries, with an emphasis on local favorites such as Due South, Funky Buddha, Saltwater Brewery and many more.

Tailor your experience based on ticket type.

$35 General Admission Ticket

  • 6:00pm-9:30pm admission to the event inside the Zoo
  • Collectible sampling mug
  • Lanyard to hold your mug while you eat, etc.
  • Sampling from 25+ breweries
  • Great food available to purchase from local restaurants,

$65 VIP Admission (Only 200 of these tickets are available and as of 3/27, less than half remain)

  • All of the above
  • Early entry at 5:30pm
  • Free food in the Tropics Cafe, courtesy of Carrabba’s Italian Grill
  • Premium beer samples not available to General Admission
  • Collectible t-shirt
  • LIve music by Andre Michaud

$15 Designated Driver

  • Free water and soft drinks at the Tropics Cafe Snack Window
  • Live Music
  • Great food available to purchase from local restaurants
  • Designated Driver ticket purchasers PLEDGE to NOT CONSUME any alcohol during the event or prior to arrival
  • May enter at 5:30pm if accompanying a VIP ticket holder

Tickets for this event are expected to sell out so buy them today!