Saturday, August 29, 2015

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Erika WPB

Update # 1
Thursday, 8/27
Given current conditions, the City of West Palm Beach Emergency Operations Center is anticipating an activation in the next few days.
In anticipation of the storm, please be aware of the follow information:
Stay Informed!
The City of West Palm Beach has SEVERAL ways you can receive storm information:
All storm info will be sent out on the city's PRIMARY twitter account:
All storm info will have: #WPBstorm
*During a storm, all other city twitter accounts will be suspended.
Sign up to receive the same updates sent to news media.
All storm info will be sent out on the city's PRIMARY Facebook account:
Discover West Palm Beach
All storm info will have: #WPBstorm
*During a storm, all other city Facebook accounts will be suspended.
All storm updates will be posted on the city's website:
Phone Notifications:
You can sign up for the city's CODE RED phone alert system.
By registering your phone number, you will receive all emergency calls.
PLEASE NOTE: Not all information is distributed by phone.  CODE RED calls are used sporadically as needed. 
All crews are focused on clearing all the current debris across the city.
All residents are instructed to NO LONGER PUT OUT ANY yard debris or bulk waste.  All yard debris and bulk waste must now be secured on your property.
Regular trash pick up will continue on its regular schedule until the National Hurricane Center issues a watch for the area.
Commercial pick up will continue on a regular schedule until the National Hurricane Center issues a watch for the area.
The city is no longer accepting requests for special pick ups.  No new special pick ups will be scheduled.
Storm Drains:
In anticipation of heavy rains, make sure the storm drains on your streets are clear of any debris.  This is important everywhere, but especially in neighborhoods with a history of flooding.
There is NO PUBLIC PARKING allowed in city garages during the storm UNLESS YOU ALREADY HAVE A PASS TO PARK THERE AS A RESIDENT.  City parking garages ARE NOT TO BE USED to shelter your car.
Community Centers:
The city's community centers will follow the lead of the Palm Beach County Schools.  If schools are closed, so are the city community centers.
The Mandel Public Library hours will following the lead of the rest of the city.  If city offices are closed, so is the library. Please note: There is a good chance the library will be closed on Sunday to prepare for the storm.
9-1-1 should only be used in the case of an emergency.  If you have a non-emergency, please call 822-2222.
The city does NOT run shelters.  Shelters are run by Palm Beach County.  But if you will need space in a special needs shelter or a pet-friendly shelter, YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER for them with Palm Beach County.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Fishing Dock on Duck Island

Work is underway but has a long way to go, there will be underwater work - see dive flag, more lumber, bad weather, inspections etc. may be weeks before fishing is allowed.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Monday, August 24, 2015

Toronto Non-stop

PBIA and WestJet Announce New Non-stop Service to Toronto
Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) and WestJet are pleased to announce new
non-stop service to Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) beginning
December 11, 2015.

Monday, August 17, 2015

ReThink cyberbullying

Sounds perfect for malcontents and Messengers.
Most people in most situations could probably benefit from one tiny prompt: “Are you sure you want to do that?” Fifteen-year-old techie Trisha Prabhu says that question could be the difference between life and death.
Prabhu is the inventor of ReThink, a software program that recognizes when users enter phrases often used to cyberbully into a computer—and displays a pop-up window asking the writer to reconsider. The Chicago high school student’s own studies find that a simple prompt (“Are you sure you want to send that message?”) is enough to discourage its teen users from sending nasty missives a whopping 93 percent of the time.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Duck Island Blog - 2

A couple of years ago there was one crying wailing limpkin, now there are at least 9 on Duck Island.  Babies swim away even without webbed feet. Parent bird in tree, and fluffy limpk-ling!

Friday, August 7, 2015

Full of Flowers

Yeah! A maintenance co that does not mow the rain lilies or scalp the hibiscus when in bud :-)

Resident Pool for Guests Too

While the Guest pool is under repair everyone in the Resident pool. See notices.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Duck Island Blog

A hawk took a duckling today, but the moorhen is repopulating the area, (if she would guard her eggs).

Saturday, August 1, 2015

CS/HB 71 - Service Animals  

General Bill by Judiciary Committee and Smith (CO-SPONSORS) Albritton; Baxley; Harrell; Sprowls; Watson, C.
Service Animals: Requires public accommodation to permit use of service animal by individual with disability; provides conditions for public accommodation to exclude or remove service animal; revises penalties for certain persons or entities who interfere with use of service animal; provides penalty for knowing & willful misrepresentation with respect to use or training of service animal.
Effective Date: July 1, 2015

Does anyone have short digestible version of bill, I read it that you can go to jail for faking service animal.