The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is Here!
24th Season opens with theme: “We PRODUCE Fun for Everyone!”
The City of West Palm Beach’s GreenMarket, which runs weekly from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. the first weekend in October through mid-to-late April, is producing fall fun for the entire family. Yesterday, Mayor Jeri Muoio, City Commissioners, locals, visitors, pets and more than 90 vendors kicked off opening day. The opening day festivities included a "produce race" featuring people in produce costumes racing to the finish lines. Mayor Muoio announced “Ready, Set, Grow!” and City Commissioners were at the finish line to announce the winner.
Mayor Muoio, Commissioners James, Lambert, Neering, Ryan, and Shoaf, plus Dep. City Admin. Miller and friends all helped kick off today's GreenMarket with the ceremonial Produce Run event.
The mission of the West Palm Beach GreenMarket is to provide the community with seasonal access to locally grown fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, plants and agricultural products. This season the City is “producing” fun for everyone by offering new vendors, in addition to activities for all. The GreenMarket features live music, unlimited mimosas for $10, free activities for kids, and plentiful green space and seating, which creates a morning full of fun and relaxation.
In addition, on the third Saturdays of the month, starting in November, visitors can take advantage of “By the Banyan” walking tours, which point out key historical locations throughout the downtown community. In conjunction with the Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum, the tours are led by local architect and historian, Rick Gonzalez, and start by the large banyan tree on North Clematis Street.
Special events at this season's GreenMarket will include:
- Dog costume contest on October 27;
- Veteran’s Day recognition on November 10;
- Holiday entertainment on December 22;
- Salsa Saturday on January 19;
- The Strawberry Jam on February 9;
- Earth Day celebration on April 20.
The 2018 – 2019 season will include more than 90 vendors selling locally-grown food, fresh flowers, decadent baked goods, vegan offerings, coffees, teas, spices, handmade items, homey finds, and much more. The popular market has even been visited by Martha Stewart, herself.
The GreenMarket is held on the West Palm Beach Great Lawn on North Clematis just west of Flagler Drive.
As part of the City’s overall go greener initiative, arrive by way of the City’s fun, free and popular trolley. The Yellow Line has stops near the market. Parking is FREE in the Evernia/Olive Garage, and there is a $5 flat rate in the Banyan/Olive Garage. Boaters may take advantage of the City's FREE public docks.
For more information, please visit: http://wpb.org/Departments/Waterfront/Community-Events/West-Palm-Beach-Green-Market.
WPB, RELATED URBAN HOST GEORGIAN GARDENS CEREMONIAL GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY
$21.5M project, partnership to address issue of affordable housing in City
Artist's rendering of Georgian Gardens Apartments
A new affordable housing project geared toward seniors is coming to West Palm Beach. On Wednesday, October 3, the City and Related Urban hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony for Georgian Gardens Apartments, an affordable housing project for seniors.
Related Urban is developing the $21.5M, 87-unit, housing project located at 4330 Community Drive in the City of West Palm Beach. The City, through its HCD Department, has contributed $607,500 in federal program funds toward its development. The four-story building located on 2.73-acres is expected to be completed in December 2019. The project was designed by Modis Architects.
This new development is one way that the City is partnering with the community to address the issue of affordable housing.
Commissioner Keith James, Mayor Jeri Muoio, HCD Director Armando Fana, Commissioner Cory Neering, and HCD Programs Manager Jennifer Ferriol joined representatives from Related Urban, Modis Architecture and HUD for the ceremonial groundbreaking.
Georgian Gardens was originally developed as two phases of senior apartments in the mid-1990s. However, the first phase of Georgian Gardens was destroyed after being hit by hurricanes in 2004 and 2005.
The City of West Palm Beach HCD Department strives to improve the quality of life of City residents through the development of housing, social and economic opportunities. The City of West Palm Beach partners with our communities to preserve and enhance quality of life through an extraordinary focus on service. West Palm Beach is a vibrant, resilient, inclusive and safe world-class city.
City Hall will be closed on Monday, October 8, 2018 in observance of Columbus Day. There will be regular sanitation service on Monday.
NEIGHBORHOOD MEETINGS CANCELLATIONS IN OCTOBER
Due to construction resulting from the WPB-TV upgrades in the Commission Chamber and Flagler Gallery at City Hall, located at 401 Clematis Street in West Palm Beach, all neighborhood meetings scheduled for October have been cancelled.
The new meeting schedule for the remainder of the year is as follows:
- Nov. 7, 2018, 4:30 p.m.: Western Communities Neighborhood Meeting with the Mayor; Flagler Gallery at City Hall
- Nov. 14, 2018, 5:30 p.m.: North End Neighborhood Meeting with the Mayor; Flagler Gallery at City Hall
- Nov. 28, 2018; 5:30 p.m.: South End Neighborhood Meeting with the Mayor, Flagler Gallery at City Hall.
For more information, please contact Neighborhood Services Coordinator Jose Tagle at (561) 822-1400.
American Pharmacists Month
Last week, Mayor Muoio met with Palm Beach Atlantic University pharmacy students and declared October as American Pharmacists Month!
12th Annual Business Matchmaker
Conference & Expo
Sandra Hammerstein, WPB Procurement Programs Compliance Officer; Victoria Hughes, Dir., Florida Women’s Business Center; Seabotn Smith, Dir. TED Center; Dorritt Miller, WPB Deputy City Administrator; Germaine Pointer, Program Services Mgr., Florida Women’s Business Center; Thais Sullivan, Regional CRA/Community Lending Ofc., Valley National Bank.
It was another huge success for the Palm Beach Partners 12th Annual Business Matchmaker Conference & Expo held last month at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts' Cohen Pavilion! More than 320 participants from a variety of business disciplines, major corporations and government entities looking to do business with small, minority/women-owned, disadvantaged business enterprises (SBE, M/WBE, and DBE),and veteran-owned businesses were in attendance. There were also more than 31 sponsors from the private sector. Of course, there was plenty of business networking, and the conference closed out with recognition given to small businesses in 5 categories: Minority/Woman Business (MWBE) of the Year, Small Business Enterprise (SBE) of the Year, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) of the Year, Advocate of the Year, and Corporate Partner of the Year.
WPB to Celebrate International Walk to School Day
On October 10, 2018 the City of West Palm Beach, which adopted Vision Zero: Safe Streets for West Palm Beach, will partner with FDOT and the School District of Palm Beach County to celebrate International Walk to School Day. This is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking to school on the same day. It began in 1997 as a one-day event. Over time, this event has become part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school and a celebration. Mayor Muoio and the City's Vision Zero team are proud to join this important event and are encouraging students to walk or bike to school safely. The whole community benefits from the effort to enable and encourage more children to walk or bicycle to school safely. Benefits include: less traffic congestion; safer streets where there are lower crash rates for all traffic modes; healthier habits and fun!
CITY OF WPB TO HOST YARD SALE
AT MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSE SITE
Yard sale season is approaching, and if you love a good bargain and golf is your thing, then this event is for you! The City of West Palm Beach will host a yard sale at the site of the municipal golf course, which has closed before undergoing renovations. For sale will be merchandise found in the old pro shop, including new golf clothing, golf clubs and other golf equipment, as well as furniture and miscellaneous items.
WHEN: Saturday, October 13, 2018; 9:00 a.m. - noon
WHERE: 7001 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach
Jefferson Terminal District Vision Meeting
The City is creating a Master Plan for the Jefferson Terminal District!
Share your thoughts and visions for the study area to plan for the future. Join us for the Jefferson Terminal District Vision Meeting.
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Armory Art Center
811 Park Place
West Palm Beach
We welcome everyone and anyone, and we hope to see you there.
Learn more at: http://www.wpb.org/JTD
Woodlawn Cemetery Tours to Offer Thrills, Chills and History
2018-2019 Tour Dates Announced
WHAT: Join the City of West Palm Beach and volunteer historians for a 90-minute walking tour of historic Woodlawn Cemetery! The cemetery is the final resting place of some of Palm Beach County’s most influential and important citizens as well as a few infamous ones whose story must also be told. Bring water, a flashlight and any needed insect repellent. Comfortable shoes are a must! Attendees are encouraged to call ahead to reserve their spot on the tour.
WHERE: Woodlawn Cemetery; 1500 S. Dixie Hwy., West Palm Beach; (Parking is available in the cemetery).
- Thursday, October 25, 2018; 7:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, November 20, 2018; 6:30 p.m.
- Friday, January 18, 2019; 6:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, February 19, 2019; 6:30 p.m.
- Thursday, March 21, 2019; 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, April 19th, 2019; 7:30 p.m.
CONTACT: City of West Palm Beach Volunteer Services at (561) 804-4938 or email email@example.com.
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ROAD & DOCK CLOSURES UPDATE:
WEEK OF OCTOBER 7, 2018
CITY OF WEST PALM BEACH CLOSURES
- Olive Ave. between Clematis St. and Datura St. (October 9, 2018 through October 10, 2018 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.): Both northbound lanes will be closed for utility pole installation. Pedestrian access on Olive Ave. west sidewalk.
- Cumberland Dr. (through January 2019): Reduced speeds on the eastbound and westbound lanes between Military Tr. and Village Blvd. for a road beautification and safety project.Flaggers will assist motorists
- Georgia Ave. south of Nottingham Blvd. (until further notice): Full closure for a portion of Georgia Ave. south of Nottingham Blvd. and north of Briggs St. for installation of the drainage system and road reconstruction.
- Clematis Streetscape Project (through October): 300 block of Clematis St. between S. Olive Ave. and S. Dixie Hwy. is closed to road traffic during construction. Pedestrian traffic will remain unaffected, and businesses will remain open.
- Briggs and Dobbins Streets (until further notice): Local traffic only between Garden Ave. and Georgia Ave. for stormwater improvements. Eastbound traffic on Briggs St. may turn right only at Georgia Ave. On-street parking is prohibited in the work zone.
- Clematis by Night (October 11, 2018, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.): Road closures on N. & S. Clematis St. between Narcissus Ave. and Flagler Dr., and Narcissus Ave. between N. Clematis St. and Banyan Blvd.
- GreenMarket (October 13, 2018, 6:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.): Road closures on N. & S. Clematis St. between Narcissus Ave. and Flagler Dr., Narcissus Ave. between Banyan Blvd. and Clematis St., Lantana Ave. between Banyan Blvd. and N. Clematis St.
CLOSURES, REPAIRS FOR CURRIE PARK BOAT RAMPS
- Full closure: All Currie Park boat ramps at 2400 Flagler Drive are closed for repairs. Ramps will not be accessible during the construction period. Currie Park will remain open from sunrise to sunset.
PALM BEACH COUNTY (PBC) ENGINEERING & PUBLIC WORKS CLOSURES IN CITY OF WPB
- Jog Rd., north of 45th St., and west of Florida’s Turnpike (until further notice): Periodic southbound lane closures with flaggers controlling traffic for FPL pole replacement.
- Congress Ave. north of Okeechobee Blvd. to Ware Dr. (periodic northbound and southbound lane closures, one eastbound left turn lane closure): Bridge removal/culvert installation at the “F” Canal.
- N. Congress Ave. north of Presidential Way to Embassy Dr. (periodic northbound and southbound lane closures until further notice): Water main, driveway and median installation.
- Roebuck Rd. from Jog Rd. to Haverhill Rd. (periodic lane closures until further notice): Alternating traffic with flaggers controlling traffic for road construction.
- For more information, contact PBC Engineering & Public Works: (561) 684-4000 or http://discover.pbcgov.org/.
FLORIDA DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION (FDOT) CLOSURES IN CITY OF WPB
- Okeechobee Blvd at the I-95 southbound exit & entrance ramps (Beginning Monday, October 8, 2018 at 9:00p.m. until 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 9, 2018) may have one lane closed for repairs.
- Flagler Memorial Bridge, over the Intracoastal Waterway between the City of West Palm Beach and the Town of Palm Beach (Tuesday, October 9, 2018 -Wednesday, October 10, 2018 9:00a.m.-3:30 a.m.) will have one lane closed in each direction for bridge inspections.
- Okeechobee Blvd. from Suwanee Dr. to just east of Chillingworth Dr. (through Friday, October 12, 2018) will have the outside westbound lane closed, 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, for sidewalk repairs.
- Okeechobee Blvd. from Chillingworth Dr. to Spencer Dr. (Monday, October 1 – Friday, November 2, 2018) will have the outside westbound lane closed, 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, for underground wire installation.
- For more information, contact FDOT: (866) 336-8435 or http://www.fdot.gov/
City of West Palm Beach Road and Dock Closure Updates are issued weekly by the City and may be viewed online at http://wpb.org/News-Video/Road-Closure-Updates.
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2018 Holiday Sanitation Schedule
There will be regular service on the following holidays:
- Columbus Day - October 8, 2018
- Veterans Day - November 12, 2018
There will be NO service on the following holidays:
- Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2018; Residential garbage will resume on your next scheduled service day beginning 11/26/18. Recycling will resume on 11/29/18. Bulk/Yard and Commercial Divisions are one day behind regular schedule.
- Christmas Day, December 25, 2018: Residential garbage will resume your next scheduled service day beginning 12/28/18. Recycling will resume on 1/1/19. Bulk/Yard and Commercial Divisions are one day behind regular schedule.
- New Year's Day, January 1, 2019: Residential garbage will resume on your next scheduled service day beginning 1/4/19. Recycling will operate on normal schedule. Bulk/Yard and Commercial Divisions are one day behind regular schedule.
The sanitation schedule is produced by the City of West Palm Beach Department of Public Works. For more information, please call (561) 822-2075.
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