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“Best Christmas lights displays in Palm Beach County”
As seen in the Palm Beach Post
2017 Flamingo Park Holiday Lighting Contest!
Drag out all your colored bulbs and extension cords and dress your home up for the holidays!!
The annual FPNA Holiday Lighting Contest will be
Saturday, December 9
Judging will be done in the evening, after dark, by notable community leaders:
Shanon Materio – District 5 City Commissioner
Desiree Estabrook – Historic Preservation Planner – City of WPB
Paul Bates – Community Outreach Coordinator – Peggy Adams
The categories are: Best Traditional Best Tropical Brightest (FPL award) Most Creative 2 optional awards of merit
The prize for each category is $50
Make our neighborhood SHINE!
2017 Holiday Home Tour
FPNA will not be having the Holiday Home Tour this season.
Circumstances just did not come together to organize it this year. We will celebrate the season by decorating the street sign poles, and hope that everyone will participate in the Holiday Lighting Contest to make our neighborhood joyous for the holidays. We are, however, planning to hold our fabulous Garden Tour in the spring of 2018!! These tours are very popular and people come from all over to attend. These tours are also a wonderful way to fund the activities of FPNA and keep our Association dues as low as they are.
The homes in our neighborhood are all unique and we all work very hard to make and keep them beautiful. It is such a proud feeling to show them off, have a fun party – and make money for the organization at the same time. So, please consider volunteering to help with the upcoming Garden Tour! The jobs are multiple and varied – be a chairman or co-chair, sell ads in the brochure, make phone calls, obtain food and beverages for the homes, drive around delivering things to the homes, sell tickets, direct guests through a garden, etc. – and most importantly volunteer your garden! Our neighbors have done this many times before, so there are guidelines to help with all of the duties. It is more fun than you imagine. Contact any FPNA Board member to volunteer your time and talents for the Garden Tour of 2018!
Flamingo Park Neighborhood Association
Flamingo Park is one of West Palm Beach’s historic neighborhoods. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Flamingo Park features single-family homes built from the 1920s to today. Dozens of houses are characterized as mixture of Spanish Mission, Mediterranean Revival, Frame Vernacular and mid-century Ranch architectural styles. Many Flamingo Park homes feature hardwood floors, fireplaces, walk-in closets, French doors, open balconies, attics, cottages, garden views, Florida rooms, covered patios and large swimming pools.
Est. 1987 | Our Mission
Flamingo Park Neighborhood Association was formed to encourage and promote the safety, welfare and quality of life of residents in Flamingo Park, and to preserve the neighborhood’s beauty and historic significance.
The Flamingo Park Neighborhood Association is your voice and your community. Our unique neighborhood is a community of caring and inclusive people. The tradition of volunteerism among our neighbors is outstanding, with people willing to open their hearts and their homes, and give of their time and talents to keep the spirit of Flamingo Park going.
As a voluntary association, FPNA depends on your support and funding via annual events and dues. Dues for the calendar year 2017 are $50 per household (all named deed-holders), which is less than $5 per month. Non-property owners are encouraged to get an associate (non-voting) membership for $35 and to join in the activities of the neighborhood. Dues enable us to maintain infrastructure that the association owns, such as the street poles and trash receptacles throughout the neighborhood. We also strive to beautify our public areas with better and smarter landscape ideas.
Your dues, as well as advertising income, help to underwrite the Flamingo Flyer, delivered bimonthly to each household and mailed to nonresident members. We also assist in the monthly socials with a $300 contribution. The socials are a great way to meet and greet your neighbors. Our Board of Directors and officers as well as our committee chairs are drawn from various professions, and all of us work diligently in a range of capacities to ensure that your dollars are well-managed.
Your dues are a critical support of the the Association.
Flamingo Park Neighborhood Association
We joined the Flamingo Park Neighborhood Association shortly after we bought our house.
We have meet so many friends, enjoy the monthly socials and being a part of the association!
The Smith Family
Historic House Plaque Information
Wondering about those snazzy historic metal plaques, with the year the home was built, on quite a few of our neighbors’ houses? You, too, can get one — from the West Palm Beach Historic Preservation Board’s historic-designation plaque program.
Just order, pay and wait! The city’s order form requests the following information:
- property owner’s name
- telephone number
- historic district
- structure address for plaque
- date structure was built (if known)
- number of plaques requested
- your signature
For an emailed PDF of the official form, send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org with “plaque” in the subject line. You can print it, fill it out and mail it to the city. Plaques cost $145 each, payable to the City of West Palm Beach. Return the form and your check to City Hall, 401 Clematis Street, P.O. Box 3366, Planning Department, West Palm Beach, FL 33402.
In order to keep costs down, the city will not order plaques until several requests have accumulated. It takes from six to eight weeks to receive the plaques once they have been ordered. The city will notify you by phone when the plaque arrives. For more information, contact the city’s Historic Preservation Division at (561) 822-1435.
HOUSE OF THE MONTH
The House of the Month bird comes with a heaping helping of FPNA’s appreciation for either recent improvements or ongoing efforts to maintain “curb appeal.” Winners receive a Hall Hardware gift certificate for $25, along with a monthlong visitation from the traveling avian icon. If you have a neighbor you would like to nominate, email President Jim Lilli at email@example.com.
Nextdoor is the private social network
for your neighborhood.
Flamingo Park residents can now stay up-to-date about upcoming events, neighborhood news and more by joining our private community on Nextdoor.com. Nextdoor is a new online social network designed specifically for neighbors in a given community to meet and connect with each other. It’s completely safe and totally free.
For those of you who can’t live without your smart phone, there’s also a very user-friendly Nextdoor app for iPhones and Android phones. You’ll be able to read about neighborhood events, message your neighbors and more… all from your phone!
To join our neighborhood community on Nextdoor, click on the link above. (You will be asked to verify your address.) See you online!