Festive Fun in the South End



Need an infusion of the Holiday Spirit? SENA is prepared to awaken your Fa-La-La persona by the end of tomorrow evening. The Organization is hosting a free evening of caroling throughout the South End neighborhood. All ages are welcome and an American Idol-worthy singing voice is not a pre-requisite. Carolers will be chauffeured in style thanks to Molley’s Trolleys.


Meet at Memorial Presbyterian (1300 S. Olive Ave) at 5:30 for a 6:00 departure. Carolers will return by 8:00pm.

For more details or to sign-up, email SENA at sena@southendneighbors.com.


Limited Spaces Available at La Sirena’s Phantom Night in Paradise

RSVP for all the masked fun of Phantom Night in Paradise at Marcello’s La Sirena. The magnificent dinner spectacle is schedules for October 26th at 6PM. Dress code is black and white, with all attendees required to wear a mask. See all the details below and make plans to experience the music of the night.

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West Palm Beach Budget Reveal This Thursday

It’s all about the money at August’s SENA General Meeting this Thursday, August 4 at the Palm Beach Zoo. Elected officials will be on hand to give a legislative update and reveal the proposed budget.

District 5 Community Budget Workshop with the Mayor and City Staff will start at 5:45 before the Legislative update.

The City’s finance department will make a presentation on the City’s proposed budget for October 1, 2016-September 30, 2017. This is a great time for you to review the proposed City budget with your neighbors and give your opinion on what you feel is most important in the budget.

Speakers for the Legislative Update include:
Mayor – Jeri Muoio
State Attorney – Dave Aronberg
Representative – Bill Hager

Find out what’s coming up next in our City.


About 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!

Join The Garden Party At Tonight’s SENA Meeting


Don’t miss SENA’s April meeting tonight:

Thursday, April 14th from 6:30-8:00 at
South Olive Community Center at 345 Summa Street

With a Gardens theme, this is the perfect opportunity to get growing in your own backyard. Guests will include:


Rachel Wolberg Program Coordinator at Mounts Botanical Garden


Stewart Bosley of Urban Growers CEDC

SENA welcomes and encourages families to attend. The Kids Club is happening, so the counselors from the Rec Center will be providing activities for the children. Bring your family and learn about growing local fresh food.

About Mounts Botanical Garden
Mounts Botanical Garden is Palm Beach County’s oldest and largest public garden with over 2,000 species of tropical and subtropical plants from six continents, including plants native to Florida, exotic trees, tropical fruit, herbs, citrus and palms.

About Urban Growers CEDC
Urban GrowersHenrietta Bridge Farm Project will focus on eliminating at least 1 of Palm Beach County’s 27 food deserts by teaching low-cost farming techniques and bringing fresh, healthy food to areas comprised of low income and racial minority groups.
*A food desert is a geographic area where affordable and nutritious food is difficult to obtain.

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.



Get Your “Fa La La” Fix in the Southend


Need a last minute infusion of holiday spirit?  A house call from SENA can fix that.

The South End Carolers are planning a caroling trip for TOMORROW and need to know how many homes would want them to stop by between 6 & 8PM.

Please email Robert Norvell (rnorvell@norvell-law.com) with your address if you’re interested in either participating in the caroling OR having the carolers stop by.

The caroling trip is tentative based upon response.

Happy Holidays!!

Trash Talking In SoSo: Be a Part of this Weekend’s Beach Clean-up.

Beach Clean-up

Save sleeping in for Sunday and do your part to help beautiful the Southend. This Saturday, September 19th from 8:30 – 10:30, SENA will be participating in its intracoastal beach cleanup at Summa Beach. Earn ice cream and a free t-shirt…read on to learn all the details.


Saturday, September 19th
8:30 am – 10:30 am

(Intra-coastal beach at intersection of Summa St. and S. Flagler Dr.

City of West Palm Beach Firefighters from Station 2 will deliver ice cream to all hardworking volunteers.

All supplies are provided: gloves, garbage bags, and water. All we need are hands to help. Reward offered for the most unusual item discovered.
Contact Robert Norvell: 561-628-5264 or rnorvell@norvell-law.com
*Community Service Hours Given
* Free Commemorative T-shirts provided to volunteers while supplies last

Tonight: See The Future of Dixie (from Okeechobee to Albemarle) at Dramaworks

Changes are coming to South Dixie Highway. Find out what’s happening TONIGHT.

Dear Neighbors,
West Palm Beach Downtown and El Cid Historic Neighborhood Associations invite you to attend a presentation of design concepts for South Dixie Highway (from Okeechobee to Albemarle).

Event will be at Palm Beach Dramaworks from 6 to 8 pm with desserts provided by Ganache Bakery Cafe.

Best regards,
Your South End Neighbors (SENA)


SENA Meeting TONIGHT At The Palm Beach Zoo

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Join SENA tonight for the August General Meeting at the Palm Beach Zoo.

Speakers will include: Congresswoman Lois Frankel, State Senator Jeff Clemens, and State Attorney Dave Aronberg.

Gates open at 6:00 and the meeting is at cafe 6:30-9:00.

Enjoy refreshments and pizza provided by the Zoo and SENA.

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)