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

WPB Golf Course

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)



Southend Sneak Peak: Posh Pet Hotel


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.


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.


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).



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?


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

The Palm Beach Zoo’s Surprise Arrivals


Proving that good things come to those who wait, Fred and Wilma, the Palm Beach Zoo’s adult alligators recently celebrated the arrival of nine alligator hatchlings. While the couple had lived together in the habitat for more than a decade and Wilma had built a nest every year since 1999, these were the only fertile eggs. A member of the groundskeeping staff was the first to notice a baby alligator swimming in the habitat.

Guests are encouraged to come meet the first-time parents in the American alligator habitat located in the Florida Wetlands section of the Zoo. The baby alligators, however, are currently remaining behind-the-scenes in the Zoo’s Melvin J. & Claire Levine Animal Care Complex.

No word on whether any of the offspring will be named Pebbles.

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

The Rundown on the Palm Beach Zoo’s ‘Animal Encounters’

Palm Beach Zoo’s ‘animal experiences’ lets you get up close, personal photo

Photo Courtesy of Palm Beach Post

The Palm Beach Zoo has expanded its ‘Animal Encounters’ program to include a series of individual or group encounters. For prices ranging from $150 (per group, max 8) to $15 per person, you can get up close and personal with some of the zoo’s friendliest animals.

Encounters with sloths, bears, tortoises, and capybaras are all available to guests. To see the breakdown of prices and a summary of each encounter as told by Palm Beach Post Staff Writer, Staci Sturrock, check out this article and this video.

June Only: Good Student Discount at the Palm Beach Zoo

For the month of June, The Palm Beach Zoo will be discounting the cost of a child’s regular cost admission by $1.00 for every ‘A’ on their final report card. A limit of 5 ‘A’s for the discount means that admission can be as cheap as $7.95! Copies of report cards will not be accepted. For more information, visit the event website here.

Saturday May 17th: End of Phipps Park Baseball Season Party!

The Phipps Park baseball season will be concluding on Saturday, May 17th. Following the last games, there will be a party at E.R Bradley’s Beach Club in Lake Worth to celebrate the end of the season. There will be a BBQ, bounce house, and a magician!

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Upcoming FCAT Schedule for South Olive Elementary

It’s FCAT Season for Palm Beach County Schools! South Olive Elementary will not be allowing visitors or volunteers on campus for the following dates:

-April 16th-17th for FCAT Reading

(grades 3-5)

-April 21st-22nd for FCAT Math (grades 3-4)

and Science (grade 5).


5th grade students will be taking Computer based Math Assessments from April 23rd – May 2nd. Individual class schedules TBA.


Rusty Barge by Summa Beach Finally Removed!

Summa Beach barge finally moved

Palm Beach Post

Residents of the Southend who enjoy walking or jogging along Flagler Avenue can rejoice because after 4 months, the massive rusty barge off of the coast of Summa Beach has finally been removed.

The barge was towed away on Wednesday, March 19th, after months of resident’s complaints.

(Information gathered from Palm Beach Post article.)


March 28th: Movie Under the Stars at the Palm Beach Zoo

At 7:30 PM on Friday, March 28th, the Palm Beach Zoo will be showing the movie ‘We Bought a ZOO’ for its monthly ‘ZOOvies’ presentation. As always. it’s a great event for the whole family.

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