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Social hosts needed — again!
The board thanks Penny Kuzmenko for hosting the March 30 social hour, and Dan and Marion Hake for the April 27 event.
May 25 social? June 29 social? Any Volunteers to Host????
Our last- Friday-of-the-month social hours of many years’ standing are getting very hard to schedule. And yet, the social hours are a great way to meet — or reconnect with — your neighbors. Social hours, by tradition, are 6-9 p.m. the last Friday of the month and open to all residents and their children. Attendance is free for paid-up members (full or associate), and $5 for all others. Hosts receive a $300 stipend for refreshments. If you can host, contact us at email@example.com.
FPNA New Board, Officers Seated
Named by the board as officers for the coming year are: Linda Cullen, president; Jerry O’Brien, vice president; Marianne Oliver, treasurer; and Susan Hill, secretary. Officers are appointed annually and can serve in a given office for no longer than 24 consecutive months. New members appointed to fill two of the three seats remaining open are Scott Goorland and Nick Sacco. A member representing District 1 (the north end) was yet to be named at Flamingo Flyer deadline. FPNA has staggered two-year terms for directors. Directors in the second year of their terms are Susan Hill, Marianne Oliver and Jerry O’Brien. Linda Cullen and the recently appointed directors are beginning two-year terms.
Green Waste Amnesty Runs Through May
In preparation for the 2018 storm season, the city is again allowing Yard Waste Amnesty Days through June 1, 2018. Amnesty days allow residents to put unlimited amounts of vegetation in one pile in the front of their home for pickup. Unlike special pickups for oversized piles, during amnesty days there is no additional charge to the resident. To take advantage of the Yard Waste Amnesty Days, keep in mind these helpful tips: Place the yard waste pile no earlier than 6 p.m. the night before your regular yard waste pickup day. (In Flamingo Park that is Monday for Tuesday pickup. Last amnesty pickup would be May 29.) Make sure that your yard waste is all contained within one pile; there is no limit on its size. Do not mix yard waste with any other type of debris, and do not place in cardboard boxes. Place grass cuttings, small trimmings and leaves in plastic bags. Cut tree limbs and branches into sections no longer than 4-feet; cut trunks and stumps into sections no longer than 4 feet or no larger than 12 inches in diameter. The pile must be located in front of only your house — not in front of a vacant house or a neighbor’s house, even with their permission. Place yard waste at the curbside. Please do not place the pile on top of drainage/ storm water grates or within 10 feet of obstructions such as walls, trees, guide wires, fences, vehicles, overhead wires, mail boxes, etc. Yard Waste Amnesty Days apply only to residents who are doing the work themselves and do not include contractors. Remember, in the event of a storm warning, do not put your yard waste out, as this may block storm water systems or become dangerous flying objects. For more information, call the Department of Public Works at 561-822-2075. Green waste amnesty runs through May WPB honored as ‘tree city’
Advertising in the Flamingo Flyer and flamingopark.org
You can get your business noticed by all of Flamingo Park, and countless others, by purchasing an ad in the neighborhood “pink” newsletter, the Flamingo Flyer. This sheet is published every other month and delivered to all homes in Flamingo Park. The prices for ads have not changed in several years and are well worth the cost. There is always a 10% discount for purchasing all six issues at once.
There is an added bonus included this year, in that your ad will also appear on our website, so you may supply a color copy of your ad. This will reach far outside the neighborhood.
If you wish to have your business listed in the yellow insert to the Flyer, you can have this free if you are a member of the Flamingo Park Neighborhood Association ($50 per year) – just let us know. If you are outside the neighborhood and wish to have your business listed in the directory, you may become an Associate Member of FPNA ($35) and pay an extra $20 for the listing. !
ACT NOW Contact Marianne Oliver, FPNA Board Member at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fun Day for Garden Tour!
Thanks to hosts who opened eight great gardens, a hard-working organizational team and numerous volunteers in support, the 2018 Flamingo Park Garden Tour was a delightful success.!
Without gardens, there is no tour. FPNA deeply thanks David and Nicole Atkinson; Ken Breslauer and Cheryl Oleski; Lloyd Jackson and Robert Foody; Tanya Lewicki; Marsha Michaels and Addie Molina; Marianne Oliver and Char Crace; Dianne Suave; and Shawn and Nicole Wolf. Co-chairs Pam Bohm and Victoria Preuss took on the cat-herding: coordinating with hosts, selling ads, rounding up caterers, getting the brochure into print and moving things along to meet deadlines. The team of cool cats who did so much in support (selling ads, buying and delivering wine, setting up and overseeing check-in and much more) were: Linda Cullen and John Alford; Frank Forlini; Marianne Oliver (while also hosting!) and Jeremy Pyle and Brian Paegel and family. We thanks volunteers Deanna Adams, Kim Bachman, Dan Begley, Bob Bohm, Bob Deacy, James Fitzmaurice, Douglas Gebraad, Susan Hill, Karyn New board, Janssen, Chimane Rabideau, Scotland Reid, Kara Renne, Nick and Helena Sacco, Lynn Van Duyne and Margie Yansura.
About Flamingo Park Neighborhood Association
The 2018 Flamingo Park Garden Tour is hosted by the Flamingo Park Neighborhood Association, a nonprofit, volunteer-run group formed in 1987 to promote the safety, welfare and quality of life of residents and to preserve Flamingo Park’s beauty and historic significance.
Parks and Recreation Department project for Howard Park.
If you have any questions contact
Rudolph R. Galindo, Assistant Director
Parks and Recreation, City of West Palm Beach
Thanks to all for coming out to The Annual Flamingo Park Block Party!! We had a blast!!
Thank you Volunteers that helped with set-up beforehand and cleaning up afterward. We appreciate the Armory letting us set up there, and a special thank you to Block Party Chair, Susan Hill.
Join or Renew your 2018 Membership
Flamingo Park Neighborhood Association
For your convenience, you can easily sign up AND pay your $50 dues on our website it safe and secure. Click here to pay now!
By joining, you support your neighbors and the neighborhood environment through clean-up and beautification projects, having safety issues addressed, and, of course, socials and parties which help create the unique sense of community within Flamingo Park. Plus, you will have opportunities to volunteer and have your voice heard!
Did you know that the Association maintains the historic street marker poles, the entrance markers, and the street corner garbage cans in our area – not to mention the doggie bag stations? These are areas that can use volunteers and require association funding. The Association also pays for a quarterly landscape maintenance of the common areas. In addition, we have occasional neighborhood clean-up activities where we can volunteer, meet people, and do some good work for our community.
There are socials each month at a neighbor’s home which are free to members. This gives us an opportunity to meet each other and to see the beautiful homes in our neighborhood – and get ideas! The Association provides funding for these socials – so volunteer your home that you have worked so hard on AND show it off! In addition to these monthly socials, FPNA has a street party each year, free to all members. This year it will be in January. Fun, food, and music are all provided!
The Association traditionally holds Holiday Home Tours, Holiday Lighting Contests, Garden Tours, neighborhood yard sales, publishes the Flamingo Flyer, and now maintains a website at flamingopark.org. All of this depends on our members involvement and low membership dues!
We are active and helpful and need YOU to be a part of your community. Remember, you may pay online by clicking here.
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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
May: 704 Ardmore, Tanya Lewicki
June: 834 Ardmore, Marsha Michaels and Addie Molina
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!