Drink Beer and Run 5K to Save Wildlife

Whether you are more of a sprinter or sipper, the Palm Beach Zoo has the perfect way for you to help animals with an activity that matches your personality.

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Enjoy wild animals, lush surrounding, live music and unlimited samples of craft beer from 25+ Florida breweries at this year’s Brew at the Zoo. All the beer is brewed in Florida with more than half of the participating breweries within 50 miles of the Zoo, and none more than 200 miles away.

Here’s what is included:

General Admission $35.00
6:00pm-9:00pm admission to the event inside the Zoo
Collectible sampling mug
Lanyard to hold your mug while you eat, etc.
Sampling from 25+ breweries, each with 2 or 3 brews
Great food available to purchase from local restaurants, see list below
Live music in the Fountain Plaza by The Brews Brothers
Strolling live music by The Hot Java Band trio

VIP Admission $65.00
VIP Food Sponsor at Brew At The Zoo 2016 – Carrabba’s Italian Grill
Includes 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 (be sure to select your ticket based on preferred t-shirt size, however, size not guaranteed)
LIve music by Andre Michaud

Designated Driver $15.00
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

Click here to purchase tickets.

Save tiger

Run or Walk to help save the Malayan tiger!

The Malayan tiger is the most endangered of the 5 remaining species of tigers. It’s estimated that there are fewer than 250 in the wild. The Palm Beach Zoo works closely with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), supporting species and habitat research and protection at Endau-Rompin National Park in Malaysia. A portion of your race registration fee helps fund our involvement with WCS.

You’ll run or walk through the beautiful paths of Dreher Park and finish the race inside the Palm Beach Zoo passing the Tiger River habitat where 2 of the 4 Malayan tigers reside. You’ll also run past wallabies, Fennec foxes, New Guinea singing dogs, ocelots, and siamang gibbons on your way to the finish line at the fountain plaza.

Your registration includes admission to the Zoo for the day and discount coupons for friends and family to see you finish and explore the Zoo for the day. Be sure to register soon- the first 500 runners registered get a free t-shirt.

Awards will be given in the following categories:

Top 3 Overall Male & Female

Top 3 Masters Male & Female

Top 3 Male ages 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+

Top 3 Female ages 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+


Legacy of Noted Palm Beach Architect Byron Simonson Lives on in SoSo

Byron Simonson (1902-1972) may not have the universal name recognition of fellow architect Addison Mizner, but just like Mizner, he had a hand in shaping the architectural landscape of historic Palm Beach.

Once a protégé of both Mizner and Maurice Fatio, Simonson is perhaps best known for designing Palm Beach’s Colony Hotel and La Coquille Club in Manalapan, a modernist hotel frequented by jet setters that was ultimately demolished in the mid-1980s to make way for the Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach.

(La Coquille Club, Historical Society of Palm Beach County)

After establishing his own architecture firm in 1945, Simonson eschewed the columns and arches associated with Mediterranean style and adopted a Mid-Century Modern approach to design. While his work was lauded, few of his creations remain today. Many were destroyed in the 1908s when post modernism fell out of favor.

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“The Geckoes” at 6800 Washington Avenue in West Palm Beach

This is what makes “The Geckoes”, a 1956 Simonson home nestled in our very own Southend such a rare gem. Located at 6800 Washington Road, four houses off the Flagler waterfront, the house was constructed in Simonson’s “Bungalow Style” of design.

While the owners have updated the house’s systems, they have stayed true to the mid-century modern aesthetic by retaining the exposed beams and cypress ceilings and restoring the original built-in cabinetry.


An open floor plan provides amazing flow between the kitchen, dining room and living spaces and creates a great feeling of space that is perfect for entertaining. The home’s clean, chic and modern vibe evidences the talents of Simonson and makes one lament that there are not more reminders.


Those appreciative of Simonson’s work now have the chance to own a piece of Palm Beach history. The Geckoes is listed for sale by Kiely Real Estate. Interested parties can reach Jefferson Kiely at (561) 371-8994.

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Kiely Real Estate
6319 S. Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach, FL 33405


Tonight’s SENA Meeting: Sober Homes, Chain of Lakes, Sugar Tour & Property Tax Question are all on the agenda


March SENA General Meeting
Thursday, March 3rd : 6:30pm till 8:00pm 
South Olive Community Center at 345 Summa St.

Tonight’s SENA meeting is packed with information and issues that may impact you as a South End resident.

Legislative update from Commissioner Materio. Get the newest information about what’s happening in Tallahassee to address this situation in our neighborhood.


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This is the project to build a lift system in the C-51 canal that would create open access for small boats to the intracoastal from the western waterways.

RSVP at the meeting, by email or on Facebook.

A referendum to answer this ballot question: Shall the City Commission of the City of West Palm Beach be authorized to grant, pursuant to s. 3, Art. VII of the State Constitution, property tax exemptions to new businesses and expansions of existing businesses that are expected to create new, full time jobs in the City of West Palm Beach?

Yes – For authority to grant exemptions
No – Against authority to grant exemptions

Presented by Chris Roog Economic Director of the City of West Palm Beach.