Faces and Names in Palm Beach County

Arthur R. Marshall, Ecologist

By Ruby Lynn Holden, North Palm Beach Village Historian A biologist with an MS in marine science, Marshall’s real passion was preserving Florida’s wetlands which were being threatened by unbridled development. He saw, through his work at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and assessments of dredge and fill projects, that drainage of wetlands and “water control” in general… Continue reading Arthur R. Marshall, Ecologist

North Palm Beach Public Library

North Palm Beach Library Directors, Past and Present

By Ruby Lynn Holden, North Palm Beach Village Historian Nancy Moore was the library’s first Director. She was one of two volunteers who started the library, eventually became an employee, then Director, serving over thirty years, from December 1, 1967 to February 21, 2005, when she retired. Kathleen Olds took Nancy’s place, serving from May… Continue reading North Palm Beach Library Directors, Past and Present

Martin County History

Martin County rocks and here’s why

Recently, hand-painted rocks have been discovered all around Martin County, with the words “MC Rocks” or “Martin County Rocks” written on them. What’s the deal? The community-building movement has been inspired by other counties, and folks love it so much that they started doing it here. You can read about who got it going in… Continue reading Martin County rocks and here’s why