Our Fabulous Fountain: Part 2

Back in March, we blogged about the Addison Mizner Memorial Fountain restoration, which was designated “Public Works Project of the Year” by the Florida Chapter of the American Public Works Association. Well, the news just keeps getting better! At that time, the Florida Chapter named our historic fountain as one of 30 projects from around the state to compete at the national level. And the national award goes to…Memorial Fountain!


Snorkel Season

You don’t have to go very far for terrific snorkeling… you can even wade off Midtown Beach when the tide is right. But if you’re willing to take a 7-minute car (or boat) ride, you’ll see some very special sights. Our two favorites?

Rolls Reef

Seeing a Rolls Royce in Palm Beach is common.

Seeing a Rolls Royce parked 80 feet below the surface of the ocean? That doesn’t happen in just anyone’s backyard.

Part of a local dive site called The Eidsvag Triangle, a mile east of Palm Beach Inlet, the 1967 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow was sunk off in the mid-80s. Its owner (hairdresser to the stars Greg Hauptner) hoped to inspire the creation of more artificial reefs off our shoreline, and succeeded – today, there are well over 100.

Our Fabulous Fountain

It might not be clear which film actually won the Best Picture Oscar, but we’re certain of this: The Addison Mizner Memorial Fountain has been named “Project of the Year” by the Florida Chapter of the American Public Works Association.

“This is wonderful news for the residents of Palm Beach and a testament to the quality and importance of the work that was done to properly restore the beautiful Mizner Fountain for the next generation to enjoy,” said Palm Beach Mayor Gail Coniglio.