June 2016

There are 8 blog entries for June 2016.

Northern Palm Beach County could see a record number of loggerhead turtle nests, according to the officials at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center. The current record was set in 2012 when there were 11,525 nests, but according to officials, if this year's nesting stays strong, they expect 2016 to be a record breaking year.

“In the early 2000s, we were seeing a decline in loggerhead nest counts, but since 2007 we’ve seen an increasing trend. With this being such a long-lived species, we cannot be certain why these numbers are changing. That is why long-term monitoring is so important for further study,” Dr. Charles Manire, LMC’s director of research and rehabilitation said to the Palm Beach Post.

Numbers can fluctuate for a variety of reasons each

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The Palm Beach Post recently compiled a list of the most serene ourtdoor places in and around Palm Beach Gardens and on that list was Singer Island's MacArthur Park.

MacArthur Park came in at #2 on the list. Here is what the post had to say about the park:

"How could this not make #1 on the list, you ask? Blame it on the people who blast their music on the beach for all to hear instead of appreciating the sound of the crashing waves. Nonetheless, this is one of Palm Beach County’s best beaches. The park’s two nature trails are often overlooked — especially the Satinleaf Trail near the playground and pavilion. If the beach is too crowded for you, escape to Munyon Island with a rented kayak, or just paddle around the estuary."

MacArthur Park is

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The Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort and Spa recently unveiled its $6.8 million makeover.

The makeover, which began last summer and wrapped up in May, included upgrades to the lobby, restaurant, and rooms. The entire property now features a new coastal design scheme throughout the common areas and rooms that matches its beach setting. Located at the entrance to the hotel's bar and lounge is a new communal high top for 14 people, where diners can wait until they're seated in the hotel's high end restaurant, 3800 Ocean. In addition, all the one and two bedroom suites now have new carpets, painted walls, and throw pillows.

The Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island is one of the top resorts not just on the island, but in all of Palm Beach

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John Reback won the Male Overall and Florencia Morales won the Female Overall at the 2016 Singer Island Triathlon on Saturday June 11th.

The event, which took place on Singer Island and across the bridge in Riviera Beach, consisted of a quarter mile swim in the Atlantic Ocean, a 10 mile bike ride, and a 3.1 mile run. The 10 mile bike ride took place along a bike course that was set up heading north on A1A through MacArthur Park and then back down the island and across the Blue Heron bridge. The three mile run went through the Port of Palm Beach, the City of Riviera Beach, and Phil Foster Park before going through Palm Beach Shores and ending at the Ocean Mall.

John Reback completed the Triathlon in 50 minutes and 27 seconds, three minutes clear

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For any Singer Island residents looking for a fun way to get some exercise while staying cool during the hot summer months, water aerobics classes are being offered throughout Northern Palm Beach County. Water Aerobics classes are now being offered at the North Palm Beach Country Club pool, the Burns Road Aquatic Complex in Palm Beach Gardens, and the North County Aquatic Complex in Jupiter.

At North Palm Country Club, the intense workout water aerobics class is offered from 11am-noon on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, while the less intense workout class is on Tuesdays and Thursdays, also from 11am-noon. The Burns Road Aquatic Complex in Palm Beach Gardens offers morning and evening classes and have both deep-water and shallow-water classes

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Sailfish Marina has been a staple on Singer Island, operating in some capacity since the 1940s. The marina currently has three docks that have a total of 92 slips. Now, the marina is looking to make some changtes that would make it easier for larger yachts and vessels to get in and out of the marina.

According to a report in the Palm Beach Post, Sailfish is looking to spend about $3 million to replace the 28-slip north dock with one that has 14 larger slips designed to handle yachts and other large boats. While there has been some pushback from neighboring developments, the marina has recieved approval from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the County Commissioner has stated that Sailfish is within its legal rights to proceed

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North Palm Beach and Anchorage Park are now offering several types of outdoor classes throughout the summer. The following classes are now being offered:

  • Yoga
  • Tai Chi
  • Jazzercise
  • Table Tennis
  • Bridge
  • Fitness Over 50
  • Country Dance
  • Medidation
  • Partner Line Dance
  • Special Needs Camp
  • Chair Exercise
  • Paddleboarding
  • Soccer Shots
  • And more

Anchorage Park is located just over the bridge from Singer Island in the Village of North Palm Beach. All classes are ongoing and can be registered for either online at www.npbrec.org, at the Park Activities Building located at the Recreation Center on Prosperity Farms Road, or by phone at 561-841-3386.

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MacArthur Beach State Park has recently been honored for its work it does in the field of education. The education team recieved not one, but two awards for its Excellence in Education by the Friends of Florida State Parks.

The Friends of Florida State Parks awarded MacArthur Park both the CSO/Park Short Term Project of the Year award and the CSO/Park Long Term Project of the Year award. The awards were presented by Donald Forgione, Director of Florida Park Service, who came from Tallahassee to present the awards to Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park and MacArthur Beach State Park.

The CSO/Park Short Term Project of the Year award was awarded fro the park's curriculum entitled "Student Stewards: A Focus on Water Resources", while the Long

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