Flamingo Park is one of West Palm Beach’s historic neighborhoods. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Flamingo Park real estate features single-family homes built starting in the 1920s to today. Several houses are characterized as mixture of classical Spanish, modern and Mediterranean-style units. Many Flamingo Park homes provide residents with wooden floors, fireplaces, walk-in closets, French doors, open balconies, attics, cottages, garden views, Florida rooms, covered patios and large swimming pools.

Yard sale planned for Feb. 15

The next Flamingo Park yard sale is scheduled for Feb. 15, the Saturday of Presidents Day weekend. Get a jump on spring cleaning and clear out the “trash” that will be someone else’s treasure. As always, the sale depends on a critical mass of early signups, so we can start to promote it on Facebook and Craigslist.

If you aren’t familiar, it goes like this:

• Residents sign up by email with Victoria Preuss at vmp735@mac.com, with the following info: name, street address and brief list of available goods. If you lack email access, leave a voicemail at 561-655-0726.

• FPNA markets the event using the Palm Beach Post classifieds, Craigslist, Facebook and www.Flamingopark.net. On the weekend of the event, signs are placed on feeder streets around the neighborhood. A map listing all sellers and a brief list of wares is designed for buyers’ convenience and posted online.

• Sellers set up at their own homes, handle their own sales and keep all the proceeds. (If you haven’t become an FPNA member by this time, set aside a few bucks and join.)

• Sale hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• There might be a nonprofit pickup of leftovers, depending on interest.

New sale ‘chief’ sought

This is the seventh sale organized since 2010 by Flamingo Flyer editor Victoria Preuss.

A new volunteer is being sought to take over coordinating this event.

An organized frame of mind and computer access are necessary. Social media skills are desired.

Interested residents can email Victoria at the contact listed above for more information.

Social Hours

We are looking for hosts for future socials.

Hosts are provided $300 to provide food and beverage for the social, which is open to all FPNA members and paid guests. You may open up your home or limit the social to your garden or yard. Please contact a board member to sign up to host a social

2014 Flamingo Park Historic Home GARDEN TOUR

Nine beautiful gardens, one perfect afternoon. The Flamingo Park Historic Home Garden Tour returns for the first time since 2008! Join us on April 6, 2014, starting at 1 PM and explore nine exquisite gardens of various styles — formal, cottage, informal, Florida native — each encircling one of Flamingo Park's historic homes. Master gardeners, horticultural experts (including Florida native plant experts), and garden hosts will be located at each home to help you identify plants and answer your botanical questions. Visitors will enjoy light refreshments at each garden, catered cuisine at several homes, and live music - including jazz, a string trio and more. Plant sales will occur at several gardens on the tour, so you can bring some of the botanical beauty home to your own garden!

TICKETS: $25 on tour day. Tickets are available for purchase online (click yellow "BUY NOW" button below), or at several of locations throughout the area. Ticket sale locations include: Palm Beach Motors (915 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach); Serenity Garden Tea House (316 Vallette Way, West Palm Beach); Hall Hardware (2750 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach); the Armory Art Center (1700 Parker Ave, West Palm Beach); and Uncle Bim's Garden Center (926 Belvedere Rd, West Palm Beach).

WHEN: Sunday, April 6, 2014, from 1 to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Nine gardens located at homes throughout the historic Flamingo Park neighborhood in West Palm Beach. Registration and will-call are located at 706 Avon Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

PARKING & GETTING AROUND: Free street parking available throughout the Flamingo Park neighborhood. The tour route is easily and comfortably walkable, however, a free trolley will also be available to take visitors from house to house throughout the tour. 


*  Each home will offer guests a choice of iced tea, white wine, sparkling wine or water. In addition to freshly baked treats made by the volunteer Flamingo Park Baking Brigade, other catered food providers along the tour include Sushi Jo, A Matter of Taste Palm Beach, and Mary Beth’s Baked Goods (vegan and organic!). All food and drink is included with the price of admission.

*  Refreshments at one home are provided by premiere catering sponsor Serenity Garden Tea House! Savor their homemade cranberry orange scones with raspberry preserves and clotted cream, then enjoy refreshing orange cinnamon mango tea!

*  Tour guests can peruse plant sales on the tour and buy orchids, bromeliads and other blooming beauties from Pamela’s Petals, as well as a selection of beautiful native Florida plants offered by Indian Trails Native Nursery. Plant experts stationed along the tour will share their knowledge about gardening, fruit trees and using native Florida plants in your garden.


Online sales for this event have been closed. Tickets are available for $25 at 1PM at the check-in located at 706 Avon Rd., West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

Howard Park has been selected for “Heart Your Park”


Macy’s partners with the National Recreation and Park Association to raise  funds for local parks nationwide, with every dollar matched by Macy’s, up to $250,000

Howard  Park has been selected for “Heart Your Park,” a program introduced
as  part  of  Macy’s “Secret Garden” campaign, that aims to raise awareness
and  dollars  for local parks across the country. From March 7 to March 31,
customers  at Macy’s City Place can donate $1 or more at the register, with
100  percent of the donations benefiting Howard Park. To further spread the
love,  Macy’s  will  match  the  total customer donation across all stores,
dollar for dollar, up to $250,000 in total. The employees at Macys selected
Howard  Park  in this national campaign that will fund 550 parks throughout
the   country  in  a  promotion  with  the  National  Recreation  and  Park

2014 Board election approaches

Nomination deadline Feb. 13

It is that time of year again: The Flamingo Park Neighborhood Association annual election for Board of Directors is coming up at our annual meeting, Tuesday, March 25. Serving with your neighbors on the board can be very fulfilling. Odds are that pretty much everyone can find a way to contribute some of their time and talents for the betterment of our historic neighborhood. Board membership is one such way. Meetings are once a month at the Armory Art Center for about 90 minutes. Our bylaws are silent on when; it’s been the second Tuesday of the month for a long time, but it might change this year to the second Wednesday so as not to overlap with city meetings. Board members work together on assorted events and issues that are important to the functioning and future of our shared community. In addition, directors are encouraged to attend all membership meetings (about four a year, not counting the election).

Four board seats are open for election, for two-year terms, at this membership meeting on March 25. The 2009 bylaws created staggered two-year terms. Board members Susan Hill, Joe Quinty and Linda Fraser are entering the second year of their two-year terms. The seats held by recent appointees Gregg Weiss and Steve Roy, plus veteran directors Margaret Yansura and Linda Cullen are open for election. Under the bylaws, incumbents are free to run again, but at this writing Roy and Yansura have said that they will not be seeking re-election (we thank them heartily for their service!). Weiss and Cullen will file forms for intent to seek re-election. As always, it is hoped that volunteers will step forward to nominate themselves for service on the board. The bylaws do term-limit board officers’ positions to two consecutive years. Officers — president, vice president, treasurer and secretary — are appointed annually by consensus of each new board, at the March election meeting. Representation on the board must cover each of three “districts” of Flamingo Park (see box below).

If you are a resident member of FPNA with paid-up dues, are 18 years of age or older and would like to serve on the board, nominate yourself by completing the nomination form on the back of the yellow Business Directory enclosed (it’s also available on our website). Mail the completed form to FPNA, P.O. Box 1112, West Palm Beach, FL 33402 so that it is received by 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13 (40 days prior to election, per the bylaws). The election will take place at the FPNA annual meeting on Tuesday, March 25, at 6:30 p.m. at the Armory Art Center. If you have questions, ask any board member about her or his experience (contacts are on the back page of this Flyer).

2014 membership drive is underway

You will have received the annual membership dues mailing just recently, right before the New Year. $30 is the amount for property owners (regardless of how many folks in your household). The $30 entitles you to vote for the Board of Directors and on any other issue that might need a vote. And you have free admittance to Social Hours, our annual Block Party and a free listing in the yellow Business Directory, if you wish. Non-property owners may pay $20 for associate membership (free admittance as above, but no voting rights) and $20 extra if an associate wants a listing on the yellow Business Directory for the membership year. We very much appreciate your membership; it’s our second biggest source of funds (after the Home Tour) and, as always, any monies go directly back into our neighborhood. Please make sure that you fill in your phone and email information (even if you think we already know them). We’re starting a brand new database for contacting you by email with neighborhood messages

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