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Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach County Presents:

Generously sponsored by BallenIsles Charities Foundation, Inc.

Sunday , February 24, 2019 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Veterans Plaza Amphitheater 10500 N. Military Trail A marvelous afternoon  of outdoor music featuring classical favorites and Valentine’s themed pieces will be presented by Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach County under the direction of Dr. Kyle Prescott & Michael Fraley. Bring your own seating and enjoy the performance by the orchestra’s members ages 6-18. Refreshments will be available for purchase. This is a rain or shine event.

Since 1994 YOPBC musicians have been performing throughout Palm Beach County. If you would like more information on YOPBC, including their extensive summer offerings and regular season, please call (561) 281-8600 or visit www.yopbc.org.


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10 ON THE COVER: Artwork by The Highwaymen will be on exhibit in City Hall during the month of March. Details on page 6.

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fter many years working in Emergency Management, I have learned that no amount of planning can truly prepare you for the loss that is experienced during a catastrophic storm. This past hurricane season, Hurricane Michael mercilessly pounded the west coast of our state. Long after The Weather Channel and local news stations stop covering the effects of the storm, families and businesses there are still working to put their lives back together.

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The local governments of those communities are charged with working to restore the quality of life for their constituents. As a local government employee who has experienced the tug-of-war between duty and personal responsibilities, I can empathize with what employees of those areas must have felt in the immediate days following Hurricane Michael and, even now, as we move into the third post storm month. The City began its Operation Sister City initiative for this very reason. Upon learning that hundreds of local government employees in the City of Callaway and Bay County were still out doing their jobs even without basic necessities, Palm Beach Gardens partnered with Christ Fellowship Church and the American Public Works Association to provide assistance. Times

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like this can be overwhelming with so many people in need. By narrowing our focus to a specific group, Operation Sister City was able to have a significant impact in the lives of many employees and their families. With the help of our community, we were able to raise the funds needed to purchase materials that would provide sanitation, comfort and a sense of caring to our neighbors in the panhandle. From the time we learned of their needs, it took less than 3 weeks for us to organize, raise over $58,000 and deliver care packages. This was a monumental effort that would not have been possible without the help and support of our community. Many churches, businesses and individuals came together to make the City’s initiative a success. Even local children wrote heartfelt letters of support that were included in the care packages. Perhaps the thing I am most proud of is the contributions made by City employees. Four total trips to the west coast involved different teams but always saw Police, Fire and Public Works joining forces to lend their expertise. The full funding of the program was bolstered significantly by monetary donations from City of Palm Beach Gardens employees. You can read the full story of Operation Sister City beginning on page 8.


CITY BRIEFS CITY OF PALM BEACH GARDENS NOTICE OF ELECTION A General Election will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. to elect the following City Council Member: Group 4 – Three-Year Term Howard Rosenkranz Carl Woods For more information, please visit the City’s website at www.pbgfl.com/Election. You may also contact Patricia Snider, City Clerk, at 561-799-4122 or by email at psnider@pbgfl.com

Clothes Dryer Safety Doing laundry is most likely part of your everyday routine. But did you know how important taking care of your clothes dryer is to the safety of your home? With a few simple safety tips, you can help prevent a clothes dryer fire.

• Have your dryer installed and serviced by a professional. • Do not use the dryer without a lint filter. • Make sure you clean the lint filter before or after each load of laundry. Remove lint that has collected around the drum. • Make sure the air exhaust vent pipe is not restricted and the outdoor vent flap will open when the dryer is operating. Once a year, or more often if you notice that it is taking longer than normal for your clothes to dry, clean lint out of the vent pipe or have a dryer lint removal service do it for you. • Keep dryers in good working order. Gas dryers should be inspected by a qualified professional to make sure that the gas line and connection are intact and free of leaks. • Make sure the right plug and outlet are used and that the machine is connected properly. • Don’t overload your dryer.

Safety tips provided by Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue

• Turn the dryer off if you leave home or when you go to bed.

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o a new Floridian, the history of Palm Beach County may be a daunting topic to catch up on. Along with tales of Henry Flagler and the 2nd Seminole War, lie a piece of south Florida history that even a native Floridian may not have read about in schoolbooks.

From the mid 1950’s arose of a group of African American artists from Fort Pierce who painted their way to the Florida Artist Hall of Fame. The Highwaymen have been inducted along with the likes of Jimmy Buffet and Gloria Estefan for their collective efforts that have resulted in over 200,000 paintings depicting the Florida landscape. TOP: Roy McClendon, seen here in his studio, still paints in his signature Highwaymen style at age 87. Photo provided by Roger Lightle. BOTTOM: Roy McClendon with collector Roger Lightle and his wife Pattama.

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Scenes of South Florida icons and scenes that intrigue the entire world, from majestic Royal Poincianas to illustrious palm line beaches, were immortalized in oil by these artists. The magnitude of this accomplishment is best understood when you visualize how their ambition contrasted the environment of the Jim Crow south. Unable to access fancy galleries that would display their art, they traveled the up and down the roads, and knocked on doors to sell their art. And so goes the compelling story of tenacity and dedication to craft. Roger Lightle has been fascinated by the work of The Highwaymen since 1999 when he began collecting their art and today owns over 400 pieces. As a collector he refers to the body of work as “true Americana images.” What started as a business venture eventually became an American success story as men like A.E. Backus and Roy McClendon took their self-taught oil painting skills and spun them into what became their livelihood. In some cases, they would go on the road and have to sell a painting in order to get home. “I thought they were important historically,” Lightle says of his collection of Highwaymen art. “I started getting so many that I formed a company to tell the story. I try to buy the best examples of what is out there and let the public have access.” There are many things to be learned from the skills displayed by The Highwaymen, a group of 26 artists, including one woman, who followed their passion while navigating the segregation era. One is their technique, known as “fast painting” which allowed them to quickly produce work that could be sold. The original paintings sold for $25 each are now worth tens of thousands of dollars. The quintessential Florida scenes they painted made for highly desired and affordable souvenirs for visitors.

From their humble beginnings, The Highwaymen have reached a level of acclaim that most artists only dream of. The National Museum of African American History and Culture, a Smithsonian Institution, has 18 paintings by The Florida Highwaymen in its permanent collection. The public will have the rare opportunity to view the timeless works of The Highwaymen when they go on display as part of the upcoming exhibit “Along the Road”. Lightle’s Highwaymen Art Specialists, Inc. will host the exhibition and talks at Palm Beach Gardens City Hall. A featured guest at the public talks will be Highwaymen Artist Roy McClendon.

EXHIBIT DATES & EVENTS: MARCH 4 - APRIL 11

GardensArt Exhibition: “Along the Road” Paintings by The Highwaymen M-F, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. MARCH 8

Art Reception for The Highwaymen 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. MARCH 10

Gardens GreenMarket with Live Demonstrations 8 a.m. – Noon Highwaymen Paintings on Exhibit Talk & Presentation by Art Collector, Roger Lightle with special guest Roy McClendon Noon - 2 p.m. LOCATION OF EXHIBIT: City Hall Lobby 10500 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens

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homes and businesses were gone. Everyone’s worst fears had become a reality. In the aftermath, there was now but one goal: recovery. The City of Callaway is a quaint little town nestled in the Florida Panhandle just a few miles east of Panama City. With a total land area of just over nine miles, it would only take a few minutes’ drive through Callaway to reach the next town. Unlike its larger counterpart Panama City, Callaway is significantly smaller, home to just 15,000 Florida residents.

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that provide service to over 15,000 residents, the loss of ten employees dealt a significant blow to the city’s ability to function following the hurricane.

Unlike the larger Panama City, known for its popularity as a vacation destination, Callaway rests in a relatively quiet rural area. The city slogan “East Bay at its Best” pays homage to the body of water that flows inland from the Saint Andrews Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Like many other communities in the region, the City of Callaway was almost unrecognizable following Hurricane Michael.

In addition, Reyes learned that Bay County Public Works, with a staff of 300 employees had also lost 30 employees due to resignation following the hurricane. Yet the employees of both Callaway and Bay County Public Works continued to work tirelessly day and night to help their communities recover, their future uncertain, with no clear of path recovery for themselves or their families.

Tropical Shipping came forward to provide two 40-foot shipping containers for the supplies, Kauff’s Towing donated two semi-trucks and two drivers to deliver those containers, and care packages were assembled for 260 employees and their families that included thoughtful items such as basic toiletry items, cleaning supplies, and a gift card to Wal-Mart to help them rebuild their lives. For the Thanksgiving Holiday, the city worked closely with the Big Heart Brigade to deliver 500 meals to the employees Bay County Public Works and their families. 3,000 meals were also donated to the residents of Callaway.

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The City of Palm Beach Gardens had already notified the state emergency management office to be listed as a municipality ready and willing to provide aid to a city that had been impacted. As it awaited requests for assistance, Gardens leadership moved forward with a response plan. A few days following the storm, Community Services Administrator and Emergency Management Director David Reyes received an unexpected phone call in what would turn out to be perfect timing. The caller: Eddie Cook, City Manager of the City of Callaway.

to work to organize a relief effort. The initial trip to Callaway was two-fold. The first goal was to find out what resources were needed, if any, under the declaration by FEMA. The next was to focus on the employees of both Callaway and Bay County Public Works and identify their specific needs. Within that first deployment, the response team was able to deliver critical supplies to workers in the field including personal hygiene items, cleaning supplies, electrical cords, and two washers and dryers. The next step was to coordinate a response plan that included collecting additional supplies. And thus, Operation Sister City was organized.

A total of $58,817 was raised to fund Operation Sister City, with contributions coming from residents, businesses, and city employees. This had all been achieved through the remarkable efforts of Christ Fellowship, the Florida Chapter of the American Public Works Association, and the countless volunteers that included both city employees and outside organizations. Every person involved was instrumental to the success of the operation.

It was in this phone call Reyes learned that Mr. Cook was facing a difficult challenge. On one hand, his city was engaged in a full-scale recovery operation, aiding the residents of the City of Callaway. Along with residents, many of his own employees had lost their homes and possessions. Ten of his staff had resigned from the city after the storm. For a city with only 80 employees

What started as a small relief effort turned into a full-scale operation involving over 100 city employees, 15 local businesses and organizations, and contributions from residents. An estimated $10,000 in supplies was donated by the local community, all to benefit the sister city communities in the panhandle. To deliver the supplies, the city headed out for the seven plus hour journey back to Callaway.

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Volunteers from Christ Fellowship, APWA & City employees pack 260 care boxes at Burns Road Recreation Center

Phase 2: Operations Sister City team delivers pallets, bulk items and 260 care packages to employees of the City of Callaway and Bay County Public Works

Phase 3: Team returns for third trip to deliver 3,500 thanksgiving meals to employees of the City of Callaway and Bay County Public Works, 3,000 of which were provided to residents in the City of Callaway

Phase 4: OSC team delivers toys to kids and $75 gift card for each family and hosts a Christmas dinner

In a recent City Council meeting Reyes emphasized the unique nature of Operation Sister City stating, “What makes Operation Sister City so special is its specific focus on employees and those families. We’re helping those that help others. These are families that are working to restore services to the 15,000 residents, so it really makes a difference when we do something like this.” Operation Sister City is an exemplification of how people can (continues on page 12)

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Calendar of Events

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Juke Box Bingo 5:30-9 p.m. at The Dancing Crane $25.00 food minimum includes buffet & game Reservations Required at 630-1172 Planning & Zoning Appeals Board 6 p.m. at City Hall

JANUARY 16 Memory Lane Concert Series: Joey & the Paradons 6:30-9:15 p.m. Sandhill Crane Ballroom

JANUARY 16-20 Les Grandes Dames Senior Women’s National Cat 2 Singles & Doubles Daily at the Tennis Center

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Parking Violations- 1 p.m. Code Enforcement Special Magistrate Hearing 2 p.m. at City Hall

The Gardens GreenMarket 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. City Hall Municipal Plaza

Art Reception for Adult Student Group Exhibition 6 - 7:30 p.m. Burns Road Recreation Center

FEBRUARY 6 JANUARY 23 Lunch & Learn Seminar by Nurse Next Door 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Burns Road Recreation Center

JANUARY 24 Sip & Paint Party 6-8 p.m. at The Dancing Crane Budget Oversight Review Board 8:30 a.m. at City Hall

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Art Reception for Mirtha Moreno 6 - 7:30 p.m. City Hall Lobby

Annual Arbor Day Celebration 9:30 a.m. at Honor Park

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JANUARY 20, 27 The Gardens GreenMarket 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. City Hall Municipal Plaza

JANUARY 21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day City Administrative Offices Closed

Larry the Piano Man 6-9 p.m. at The Dancing Crane Jamie’s Angels Tennis for Players with Special Needs 1 - 2 p.m. Tennis Center

FEBRUARY 7 City Council Meeting 7 p.m. at City Hall

FEBRUARY 8 Cupid’s Corner Ages 1-4 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Burns Road Recreation Center Daddy Daughter Date Night Dinner, Dancing & Desserts 6 - 8 p.m. at Sandhill Crane Golf Clubhouse

FEBRUARY 12 Mah Jongg Tourney Luncheon 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Burns Road Recreation Center

FEBRUARY 23 Health & Wellness Fair 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Burns Road Recreation Center Jamie’s Angels Tennis for Players with Special Needs 1 - 2 p.m. Tennis Center Larry the Piano Man 6-9 p.m. at The Dancing Crane

FEBRUARY 24 Art Reception for Lynne Solomon 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Sandhill Crane Golf Clubhouse Concert on the Plaza: “Love is in the Air” Performance by Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach County 3 – 4:30 p.m. Veterans Plaza Amphitheater

Planning & Zoning Appeals Board 6 p.m. at City Hall

The Dancing Crane 1-Year Anniversary Party 3-6 p.m. Open House

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Parks & Recreation Advisory Board 6 p.m. at City Hall

Memory Lane Concert Series 6:30-9:15 p.m. Sandhill Crane Ballroom

Code Enforcement Special Magistrate Hearing 2 p.m. at City Hall

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Juke Box Bingo 5:30-9 p.m. at The Dancing Crane $25.00 food minimum includes buffet & game Reservations Required at 630-1172

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Memory Lane Concert Series: Ella Fitzgerald Tribute 6:30-9:15 p.m. Sandhill Crane Ballroom

Memory Lane Concert Series: Classic Rock Therapy 6:30-9:15 p.m. Sandhill Crane Ballroom

Pam & Dave 6-9 p.m. at The Dancing Crane

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USTA-sanctioned Adult City Singles Championships 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sat/Sun, Feb 2-3 Tennis Center

Trivial Pursuit Dinner Buffet- 5:30 p.m. Game begins at 7:15 p.m. The Dancing Crane

The Gardens GreenMarket 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. City Hall Municipal Plaza

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Pam & Dave 6-9 p.m. at The Dancing Crane

Memory Lane Concert Series: Frankie Valli Tribute 6:30 - 9:15 p.m. Sandhill Crane Ballroom

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RECURRING EVENTS FREE Hands-Only CPR Classes Sunday Brunch Every Sunday at The Dancing Crane 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Once a month at Fire Station 61 1/15, 2/19, 3/19, 4/16 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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Memory Lane Concert Series: Lisa Remmick 6:30-9:15 p.m. Sandhill Crane Ballroom

Juke Box Bingo 5:30-9 p.m. at The Dancing Crane $25.00 food minimum includes buffet & game Reservations Required at 630-1172

MARCH 7 City Council Meeting 7 p.m. at City Hall

MARCH 8 Art Reception for The Highwaymen 7 - 8:30 p.m. City Hall Lobby

MARCH 20 Memory Lane Concert Series: Platters Tribute 6:30 – 9:15 p.m. Sandhill Crane Ballroom

Teddy Bear Brunch: April 5

MARCH 9 Gardens Indoor Yard Sale 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Burns Road Recreation Center Adult & 65+ Mixed Doubles & Lunch 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Tennis Center

Live Demonstrations & Paintings on Display 8 a.m. - Noon Veterans Plaza Amphitheater Highwaymen Paintings on Exhibit Talk & Presentation by Art Collector, Roger Lightle Noon - 2 p.m. at City Hall Lobby

MARCH 13 Memory Lane Concert Series: The Rhythm Chicks 6:30-9:15 p.m. Sandhill Crane Ballroom

MARCH 14 Canasta Tourney Luncheon 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Burns Road Recreation Center

MARCH 16 Spring Splash Zone Hours Begin Aquatic Complex

MARCH 22 Annual Vendor Workshop City Hall Teens Night Out! 6 – 8 p.m. at Aquatic Complex

MARCH 23-25 USTA-sanctioned BG(14-12)s & BG10 (Green Dot) 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sat/Sun Tennis Center

MARCH 25 Spring Swim Lessons Begin Aquatic Complex

MARCH 26 Parking Violations- 1 p.m. Code Enforcement Special Magistrate Hearing 2 p.m. at City Hall

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Lunch & Learn Seminar by Palm Beach Heartstrong 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Burns Road Recreation Center

Planning & Zoning Appeals Board 6 p.m. at City Hall

Memory Lane Concert Series: Royal Room Tribute 6:30 – 9:15 p.m. Sandhill Crane Ballroom

Egg Extravaganza 9 a.m. at Location: Gardens Park Call 561-630-1100

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Juke Box Bingo 5:30-9 p.m. at The Dancing Crane $25.00 food minimum includes buffet & game Reservations Required at 630-1172

Art Reception & Performance by Riverside Youth Enrichment Center Kids 6 - 7:30 p.m. at BRRC Friday Night Skate Jam 6 p.m. at Skate Park Jamie’s Angels Tennis for Players with Special Needs 1 - 2 p.m. at Tennis Center

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APRIL 21 Easter Brunch at The Dancing Crane 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Reservations Required at 630-1172

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Code Enforcement Special Magistrate Hearing 2 p.m. at City Hall

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City Council Meeting 7 p.m. at City Hall

Budget Oversight Review Board 8:30 a.m. at City Hall

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Teddy Bear Brunch Ages 1-4 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Burns Road Recreation Center

APRIL 6-8 USTA-sanctioned BG(18-16) Singles & Doubles 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sat/Sun Tennis Center

APRIL 7, 14, 21, 28 The Gardens GreenMarket 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. City Hall Municipal Complex

APRIL 8-12 USTA National Women’s Senior Clay Court Championships 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. daily Tennis Center

Jamie’s Angels Tennis for Players with Special Needs 1-2 p.m. at Tennis Center Adaptive “XGLOsive” Tennis 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Tennis Center I M P O RTA N T ADDRESSES:

Burns Road Recreation Center: 4404 Burns Road City Hall/Veterans Plaza Amphitheater: 10500 N. Military Trail

PBG Tennis Center: 5110 117th Court N. Sandhill Crane Golf Club/ The Dancing Crane Restaurant: 11401 Northlake Blvd. The Gardens GreenMarket: 10500 N. Military Trail

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(continued from page 9) come together, even in times of great challenge and uncertainty. It forged a lasting bond between two cities 500 miles apart, proof that compassion and selflessness are not bound by distance or time. Operation Sister City has also been a valuable training experience for Reyes and his emergency management team. Having witnessed the devastation firsthand, Reyes believes that the lessons learned from Callaway could be applied here in Palm Beach Gardens. Hurricane Michael brought to light how disasters impact not only the local community but the government employees that manage and administer recovery operations in those same very cities.

SPONSORSHIP CHART City of Palm Beach Gardens Employees American Public Works Association

$10,000

Christ Fellowship Church

$10,000

D.S. Eakins

$2,500

Misc. Donations

$1,188

Avenir Holdings

$1,000

DiVosta Investments

$1,000

Church Monte de Sion

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Sisca Construction

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All Star Aggregates

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PBGYAA

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GFA

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Keshavarz

$100

Cheney Brothers

Refrigerated truck and a driver for the delivery of 3,500 Thanksgiving meals

Tropical Shipping

Two 40-foot shipping containers to deliver care boxes & bulk supplies collected and to provide storage for the City of Callaway

Kauff’s Towing

Donated two semi-trucks and two drivers to deliver the 40-foot containers

Big Heart Brigade

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“The biggest challenge of addressing recovery is also taking the time to take care of our own families. The cleanup and debris are technical; the biggest challenge is being able to balance work and family,” he said. Operation Sister City culminated in one final trip to Callaway on December 10th as City of Callaway employees and their families attended a Christmas dinner hosted by Christ Fellowship Church at the City of Callaway Arts & Conference Center. Children received gifts collected during our local Holiday Joy Drive that were handed out by Santa & Mrs. Claus.

TOP LEFT: Gardens employees prepare for the long

drive to the west coast with a trailer loaded with care packages. ABOVE: City Manager of Callaway Eddie Cook (left) continues to lead employees of his City as they recover from the devastation Hurricane Michael. Here he is seen with Santa & Mrs. Claus from Palm Beach Gardens.


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RIVERSIDE YOUTH ENRICHMENT CENTER

ART SHOW

The biggest little art show in town is back for its fifth year! Join the fun and see the creativity of Riverside’s up and coming artists!

Student Exhibition: “Our Favorite Books” Exhibition Dates: March 18- May 1, 2019

CHILDREN’S PERFORMANCE AND RECEPTION Friday, March 29 from 6:00-7:30pm Location: Burns Road Recreation Center RYEC is a licensed, state-of-the-art, APPLE accredited early childhood educational facility operated by the City of Palm Beach Gardens. This center provides the highest quality early learning education through a combination of child-initiated and teacher-directed activities, helping children learn how to use their developing language, thinking and motor skills.

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in New York City. Wein’s work eventually brought him to Palm Beach Gardens in 1987 where he was commissioned to complete an art piece for the Gardens Mall. In Roman mythology, the goddess Diana was revered for her elegance, purity, and even vengefulness. Goddess of the hunt, daughter of Jupiter, twin of Apollo, Diana is depicted as youthful in appearance, her hair gracefully swept out of the way, and often carrying a quiver of arrows and a bow. Diana’s affinity for hunting is well represented in Artist Wein’s rendition of the goddess that’s on display in the Gardens Mall. She appears poised, her fierce gaze is seen firmly affixed on a deer, which is presumably about to be her next victim.

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Wein masterfully captured the essence of Diana as a prominent figure in ancient folklore, her strong yet elegant features are symbolic of a goddess known for strength and grace. For over 30 years, she has remained a fixture of the Gardens Mall, untouched and unbound by the decay of time, standing tall and true, undoubtedly as a Roman goddess would. Diana is a shining example of Albert Wein’s work. Gordon Friedlander, the 21st President of the National Sculpture Society was once quoted as saying, “Albert’s work will live on and will endure. These sculptures have already passed the test of time – the true measure of the worth of all creative people.”


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Palm Beach Gardens Youth Athletic Association Team

When I say I love my job, I really do mean I LOVE MY JOB! EVERY DAY is a new day that brings some-

thing exciting to work on and be part of. Friday, December 7th was no different. I spent the day at ESPN Wide World of Sports to cheer on our very own PBG Gators Junior Varsity Pop Warner Football team as they fought to defend their Super Bowl title. As I walked toward the field the team was scheduled to play on, I took notice of the other teams stacked with talented young athletes from across the country. Some came from as far away as Hawaii. Their field had a giant scoreboard that was equipped

with a big screen TV, as well as camera crews on every corner of the field, a slew of sports broadcasters in a booth, and they even had their own on-field announcers giving updates and conducting interviews throughout the game. Before the game, I was able to wish the team and their coaches good luck, but it was apparent from the time of kickoff that they did not need any luck at all. The hard work, dedication, and countless hours at the PGA National Park practicing over the past few months had more than prepared them for this game.

They put points on the board within the first couple of minutes in the game. The offense was unstoppable; nothing could get in their way of reaching the end zone! The amazing offense was backed up by an incredible defense that only allowed 8 points, which was scored in the final two minutes of the game. When the time ran out on the game clock, the PBG Gators had secured their Super Bowl title with a score of 36-8. They, once again, held their trophy up high and celebrated another amazing season!

GO GATORS!

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Paint the Town!

- Upcoming GardensArt Exhibitions FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 31 “Evolving Perspectives” Multi-Media Paintings by Lynne Solomon Sandhill Crane Golf Clubhouse: 11401 Northlake Blvd. ARTIST TALK: Friday, March 1- 11:00 a.m. ARTIST RECEPTION: Sunday, February 24, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

FEBRUARY 22- MARCH 13 Adult Student Group Exhibition

THRU FEBRUARY 20 “Living Color” Oils, Acrylics & Pastels by Donna Sallee

Call for viewing hours @ 561.630.1100 Burns Road Recreation Center-4404 Burns Road ARTIST RECEPTION: February 22, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

THRU FEBRUARY 28 “AbEx Movement” Abstract Paintings by Mirtha Moreno

Call for viewing hours @ 561.630.1100 Burns Road Recreation Center: 4404 Burns Road

M-F, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. City Hall Lobby: 10500 N. Military Trail RECEPTION: January 25, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Home Assistance Available

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ederal funding is still available for exterior home hardening and life safety repairs or replacement of home elements such as roofs, windows, and doors for owner-occupied detached single-family residences within the City of Palm Beach Gardens. Eligible applicants must meet US HUD’s low AFTER to moderate income criteria. Please see the City’s website for details: www.pbgfl.com/ CommunityDevelopmentBlockGrant.

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City of Palm Beach Gardens 10500 N Military Trail Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

E V E N T S AT SA N D H I L L C R A N E P R E S E N T S :

Memory Lane Concert Series Join us for a trip down memory lane with a concert series that is guaranteed to take you back to the good ole days! Before the show, enjoy the dinner buffet catered by The Dancing Crane.

UFFET: DINNER B p.m. 6:30 – 7:30 – 9:15 p.m. Show: 7:30 ne Ballroom Sandhill Cra hlake 11401 Nort Boulevard

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MARCH

January 9 Memory Lane Band

February 6 Ella Fitzgerald Tribute

March 6 Lisa Remmick

January 16 Joey & The Paradons

February 13 Valentine’s Day Dance

March 13 The Rhythm Chicks

January 30 Classic Rock Therapy

(featuring The Memory Lane Band)

March 20 Platter’s Tribute

February 20 Frankie Valli Tribute

March 27 Royal Room Tribute

$38 PER PERSON INCLUDES DINNER BUFFET AND SHOW + CASH BAR. CALL 561-502-4747 FOR RESERVATIONS 20

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Signature City Winter 2019  

Signature City magazine is a free publication produced quarterly by the City of Palm Beach Gardens Public Media Relations Division. Signatur...

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