News April 2016

On Friday, April 1, GSCRA members, businesses and friends are invited to GSCRA’s March Breakfast Meeting, from 7:45 to 9:30 a.m. at The Chesterfield Hotel, 363 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach, featuring our speaker this month, Gene Pandula, former chairman of Landmarks, and meet our  “Spotlight” businesses, Truffies and Whatchamacallit’s. Space is limited. Email or call Patti Sans today at 561-838-8979 to reserve your seat.

Coverage March 10, Palm Beach Daily News:

Tripping incidents along South County Road between Brazilian Avenue and Royal Palm Way triggered the Greater South County Road Association’s request for more tabby sidewalks. – Click to read more

The Greater South County Road Association has asked the town to extend plans for tabby concrete sidewalks in the Town Hall area- Click to read more

Update: GSCRA has asked the Town Council of Palm Beach to consider extending the range of the sidewalks from Chilean Avenue to Peruvian Avenue to the south, and from Brazilian Avenue to Royal Palm Way to the north. The council is conferring with DOT on what the financial responsibilities will be for the Town and business owners.

A message from our President

Last month’s meeting at Chez L’Epicier was outstanding!  Veronique and Laurent were wonderful hosts, the food was amazing and the décor was elegant and comfortable.  A truly enjoyable way to start the day and we thank our hosts with heartfelt appreciation for welcoming us so warmly.  Not to be forgotten, they have a happy hour from 5pm-7pm so no excuse for not stopping in one evening after your day is done and see for yourself how Chez L’Epicier should be on everyone’s favorite restaurant list!

And how enjoyable it was to hear Mark Foley speak!  It was like coming home to hear our hometown representative talk so passionately about his new project – to bring baseball to West Palm Beach.  He is a master of negotiations to bring the owner of the Washington Nationals to the area and impress upon on them how important it was to have the Nationals in Palm Beach County.  So stay tuned for the ribbon cutting ceremony of the new baseball stadium next March and let the baseball fans come to see what we already know – how lovely life is in our little slice of heaven.  PLAY BALL!

Back by popular demand, we are very excited to have convinced Gene Pandula, former Chairman of the Landmarks for a great many years and a gifted architect, to give us a repeat performance this month (actually April 1st) of the unique history of Palm Beach – specifically South County Road.  Last year when Gene first spoke at a GSCRA meeting, the audience was enchanted and wanted more!  So here we go!  We look forward to seeing you on Friday, April 1st 8:00am at the beautiful Chesterfield Hotel to learn what used to be on the corner of Chilean Avenue or where the grocery store used to be.  Gene will bring us some wonderful pictures of years gone by along with a fun, very interesting look back to the life on Palm Beach so many decades ago.

So bring your friends, bring your neighbors and spread the word to join us next week and network with the rest of the GSCRA membership!

Patti Sans


Truffies of Palm Beach


Alan Kessler and Sue Ellen Clarfeld

Sue Ellen Clarfeld and Alan Kessler came to Palm Beach 30 years ago not knowing what a great community they would become a part of.  They offer printing while you wait as well as wedding, party, birth announcements etc … nothing on paper is out of reach at Truffies! 

They try to make it painless and fun so you’re excited about your event.  Plain ole ‘old fashion personal service’.  Stop in and visit Sue Ellen and Alan for all your invites, note card, place cards, business cards, gift ideas needs and so much more!  And say hello to Manny their adorable toy poodle aka official Truffies door greeter! Triffies is located at 350 S County Road with parking included. Phone: (561) 659-4429



WhatchAmacallit’s *For Kids*

Owner Cindy Cook just opened a truly fun store for kids at 308 S County Road.


They’ve got unique toys, books, puzzles, stuffed animals large and small and pretty much something for all ages! Stop in today for all your children gift needs and welcome Cindy and her staff to the neighborhood. If you’re looking for the unusual something special, email Cindy at or call 561-619-4806.


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