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Discover the Holiday Fun at the Fourth Annual Winter Wonderland

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RIVIERA BEACH, FLORIDA – Discover the Holiday Fun at Riviera Beach’s Fourth Annual Winter Wonderland

Discover the fun at the Riviera Beach’s fourth annual Winter Wonderland at the Marina on December 3 from 5pm-9pm, December 4, 11, and 18 from 6pm-8pm at the Riviera Beach Marina Village. This is a fun filled free holiday event for all ages with holiday lights, snow, free photos with Santa, train rides for kids, and live nightly entertainment. A 9-hole
putt putt course and holiday ice skating rink are added to the fun for a $5 per person charge.

We are celebrating all the holidays in Riviera Beach and this event will encompass that. It has something for everyone from the Christmas Tree, to the Menorah, and to the Kinara. Riviera Beach wants to make sure all are welcome.

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Our live entertainment schedule consists of the below:
Friday, December 3rd:
Lighting of the Tree, DJ Torre Washington, Faith’s Place, and Motown Magic
Saturday, December 4th:
DJ Torre Washington, Faith’s Place, and Singin’ with Susan (Musical Director Congregation B’nai Israel)
Saturday, December 11th:
DJ Torre Washington, Faith’s Place and Paris Ballet & Dance
(Performing the Nutcracker)
Saturday, December 18th:
DJ Torre Washington, Faith’s Place and Abasi Hanif’s drummer and dancer.

Sign up now for your free tickets or pre-purchase your putt putt or ice-skating rink tickets at
https://bit.ly/WWRB-21

We want to thank our Board of Commissioners: Chair Shirley D. Lanier, Pro-tem KaShamba L. Miller-Anderson, Councilperson Tradrick McCoy, Councilperson Dr. Julia Botel, Councilperson
Douglas Lawson and our sponsors for Winter Wonderland. Sponsors: Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Sosa, 732 Event and Design, Faith’s Place, Fifth Third Bank, IThink Financial, Riviera Beach Community Development Corporation, All-Site Construction, City of Riviera Beach, Riviera Beach Fire Department, Riviera Beach Police, and Riviera Beach Parks and Recreation.

The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency is at the heart of dramatic transformations underway within the district. Formed in 1984 by the Riviera Beach City Council, the Riviera Beach CRA provides funding for a wide scope of projects that incentivize economic growth through business attraction and retention; finances and new and improved infrastructure for real estate projects; and generally works to expand the tax base by creating a welcoming environment that eliminates blight and improves the perception of safety in the area. The Agency’s main mission is to guide the city’s redevelopment efforts. This includes making investments of public funds in key infrastructure improvement projects that have the capacity to act as a catalyst for additional private funding and development, create jobs and help to improve the quality of life for city residents. For more information about the Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, follow the official Facebook, Instagram @RBCRA and Twitter @RivieraBeachCRA pages or visit www.rbcra.com.
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Dash into the Holidays at the Riviera Beach Santa Dash

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RIVIERA BEACH, FLORIDA – Dash into the Holidays with Santa at the Riviera Beach Santa Dash

Grab your sneakers and join us for Santa Dash! A fun run/walk of 1.5 miles starting at the Singer Island Community Garden on Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 7:30am-1pm. Wear your best holiday costume to participate in the holiday costume contest.

The fun starts with Santa counting down the start of the run, Buddy the Elf cheering you on, pancake breakfast after the race, and a dance party in the garden. Your ticket includes participating in the race, t-shirt, participation medal, goodie bag, pancake breakfast, photos with Santa, kids game area, and more. We will have Digital Vibez playing the latest holiday music.

Don’t forget to grab your ticket soon as there is a limited supply at https://bit.ly/Santa-Dash. Ticket prices are $15 for Adults, $12 for Seniors (50 and up), and $10 for Kids (ages 3-12.)

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We want to thank our Board of Commissioners: Chair Shirley D. Lanier, Pro-tem KaShamba L. Miller-Anderson, Councilperson Tradrick McCoy, Councilperson Dr. Julia Botel, Councilperson
Douglas Lawson and our sponsors for Santa Dash. Sponsors: Rosenthal, Levy, Simon, & Sosa, City of Riviera Beach, Riviera Beach Community Development Corporation, Riviera Beach Fire Department, Riviera Beach Police, Riviera Beach Parks and Recreation, All-Site Construction, Youth Empowerment Program – Riviera Beach, and the Riviera Beach Library.

The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency is at the heart of dramatic transformations underway within the district. Formed in 1984 by the Riviera Beach City Council, the Riviera Beach CRA provides funding for a wide scope of projects that incentivize economic growth through business attraction and retention; finances and new and improved infrastructure for real estate projects; and generally works to expand the tax base by creating a welcoming environment that eliminates blight and improves the perception of safety in the area. The Agency’s main mission is to guide the city’s redevelopment efforts. This includes making investments of public funds in key infrastructure improvement projects that have the capacity to act as a catalyst for additional private funding and development, create jobs and help to improve the quality of life for city residents. For more information about the Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, follow the official Facebook, Instagram @RBCRA and Twitter @RivieraBeachCRA pages or visit www.rbcra.com.
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Riviera Beach is Lighting Up the City with Holiday Cheer

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RIVIERA BEACH, FLORIDA – Riviera Beach is Lighting Up the City with Holiday Cheer this Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and Riviera Beach is hosting a “Light Up Riviera Beach” holiday decorating contest. The contest is for all residents, businesses, and boats in Riviera Beach. Sign up to participate at https://bit.ly/RBLight21/ from November 15 through December 2, 2021.

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Let’s light up Riviera on December 3 at 6:30pm when the tree is lit at the Marina. Judging will take place December 4 through December 9, 2021 from 5pm-8pm. There will be one best of show winner with a prize of $200 gift certificate, seven showstopper winners with prizes of $100 gift certificates, and seven honorable mention winners with prizes of $50 gift certificates. Participants will be showcased including addresses and descriptions, so viewers can visit the homes, businesses, and boats. The winners will be announced on the City and CRA websites, TV18, and social media on December 10, 2021. They will also be acknowledged at a future City Council meeting. Prizes would be distributed the following week.

We want to thank our Board of Commissioners: Chair Shirley D. Lanier, Pro-tem KaShamba L.
Miller-Anderson, Councilperson Tradrick McCoy, Councilperson Dr. Julia Botel, Councilperson
Douglas Lawson and our sponsors for Light Up Riviera Beach. Sponsors: City of Riviera Beach, Riviera Beach Fire Department, Riviera Beach Police, and Riviera Beach Parks and Recreation.

Click here for the Map for the Light Up Decorating Contest

News:

https://www.wpbf.com/article/riviera-beach-accepting-submissions-for-holiday-decorating-contest/38278871

The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency

The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency is at the heart of dramatic transformations underway within the district. Formed in 1984 by the Riviera Beach City Council, the Riviera Beach CRA provides funding for a wide scope of projects that incentivize economic growth through business attraction and retention; finances and new and improved infrastructure for real estate projects; and generally works to expand the tax base by creating a welcoming environment that eliminates blight and improves the perception of safety in the area.

The Agency’s main mission is to guide the city’s redevelopment efforts. This includes making investments of public funds in key infrastructure improvement projects that have the capacity to act as a catalyst for additional private funding and development, create jobs and help to improve the quality of life for city residents. For more information about the Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, follow the official Facebook, Instagram @RBCRA and Twitter @RivieraBeachCRA pages or visit www.rbcra.com.

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Light the Community Menorah at Chanukah at the Marina

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RIVIERA BEACH, FLORIDA – Light the Community Menorah at Chanukah at the Marina

Bring the whole family to join in the lighting of the community Menorah at Chanukah at the Marina on Sunday, December 5, 2021 from 4:30pm-6:30pm at the Riviera Beach Marina Village. Rabbi Namdar from Chabad Singer Island will walk us through the traditional blessings, prayers, candle lighting, and music of the last night of Hanukkah.

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There will be arts and craft for kids, magic and fire eating performance by Remy Conner, and
refreshments of kosher latkes and doughnuts. The event has limited tickets so reserve your spot at https://bit.ly/Chanukah-21/.

We want to thank our Board of Commissioners: Chair Shirley D. Lanier, Pro-tem KaShamba L.
Miller-Anderson, Councilperson Tradrick McCoy, Councilperson Dr. Julia Botel, Councilperson
Douglas Lawson and our sponsors for Chanukah at the Marina. Sponsors: Chabad Singer Island, Riviera Beach Community Development Corporation, City of Riviera Beach, Riviera Beach Fire Department, and Riviera Beach Police

The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency is at the heart of dramatic transformations underway within the district. Formed in 1984 by the Riviera Beach City Council, the Riviera Beach CRA provides funding for a wide scope of projects that incentivize economic growth through business attraction and retention; finances and new and improved infrastructure for real estate projects; and generally works to expand the tax base by creating a welcoming environment that eliminates blight and improves the perception of safety in the area. The Agency’s main mission is to guide the city’s redevelopment efforts. This includes making investments of public funds in key infrastructure improvement projects that have the capacity to act as a catalyst for additional private funding and development, create jobs and help to improve the quality of life for city residents. For more information about the Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, follow the official Facebook, Instagram @RBCRA and Twitter @RivieraBeachCRA pages or visit www.rbcra.com.
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BankUnited Awarded RBCDC $6,000 for Programs

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RIVIERA BEACH, FLORIDA – BankUnited awarded $6,000 to the Riviera Beach Community Development Corporation, Inc for Upcoming Programs

BankUnited gave Riviera Beach Community Development Corporation a charitable grant in the amount of $6,000 for the purpose to help with COVID recovery for the communities and families in the Riviera Beach.

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“Nonprofit organizations are continuing to serve as a beacon of hope during this pandemic, providing crucial support beyond what is typical to ensure the wellbeing of our communities,” said Rajinder P. Singh, BankUnited chairman, president and CEO. “Through our community development grants program, BankUnited remains committed to helping these organization rise to meet today’s challenges.”

“This grant is vital to our work in the community,” said Darryl Leonard, Board President of the Riviera Beach Community Development Corporation, Inc. “We are very grateful to BankUnited for their commitment to making Palm Beach County a better place for many individuals who are in urgent need of programs to get back on their feet after COVID.”

With banking centers throughout Florida and the New York metropolitan area. BankUnited consistently ranks as one of the top regional banks in Florida and the nation and is one of the largest independent depository institutions headquarters in Florida by assets.

To learn more about the what the Riviera Beach Community Development Corporation does for Riviera Beach, call (561) 844-3408 or click here: https://www.rbcra.com/community- development-corporation/

The Riviera Beach Community Development Corporation

The Riviera Beach CDC operates within the redevelopment area of Riviera Beach as established by the City Council and the City of Riviera Beach to acquire, rehabilitate, and operate affordable housing for families of modest means and the elderly to live safely and in sanitary conditions.

The CDC provides investment capital to low-income communities and individuals and engages in other community development for the purposes of community and neighborhood improvement and increases economic development via increased sustainable business and jobs. For more information, visit http://rivierabeachcdc.org/.

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Thursday Tastes of Riviera Beach Food Truck Series

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RIVIERA BEACH, FLORIDA – Thursday Tastes of Riviera Beach Food Truck Series
The City of Riviera Beach and the Riviera Beach CRA have partnered together to bring the third Thursday of the month food truck series for three months to the Riviera Beach Marina Village’s Spanish Court. Thursday Tastes of Riviera Beach starts on Thursday, September 16, 2021 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Come out and join us for great food, live entertainment, fun for families, and so much more!

Chairperson Shirley Lanier said in the CRA meeting on August 26, 2021, “I am very glad we are at the point of activating that site. That even though, we are looking forward to economic development there, having it activated will give us some opportunity for revenue and also for local businesses that have food trucks in the Riviera Beach area.”

Spanish Courts is located at 190 E. 13th Street Riviera Beach, FL 33404 inside the Riviera Beach Marina Village. To learn more about the food truck series, call (561) 844-3408 or click here: www.rbcra.com/events-calendar/

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The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency is at the heart of dramatic transformations underway within the district. Formed in 1984 by the Riviera Beach City Council, the Riviera Beach CRA provides funding for a wide scope of projects that incentivize economic growth through business attraction and retention; finances and new and improved infrastructure for real estate projects; and generally works to expand the tax base by creating a welcoming environment that eliminates blight and improves the perception of safety in the area. The Agency’s main mission is to guide the city’s redevelopment efforts. This includes making investments of public funds in key infrastructure improvement projects that have the capacity to act as a catalyst for additional private funding and development, create jobs and help to improve the quality of life for city residents. For more information about the Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, follow the official Facebook, Instagram @RBCRA and Twitter @RivieraBeachCRA pages or visit www.rbcra.com.
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Grab Attention for Multiple Employers at the Next Job Fair

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RIVIERA BEACH, FLORIDA – Looking for a new opportunity? Grab Attention for Multiple Employers at the Next Job Fair in Riviera Beach
The City of Riviera Beach, Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, Palm Beach County, Career Source Palm Beach County, and Palm Beach County Community Services are joining together to create a new job fair in Riviera Beach on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 from 10am-1pm at the Riviera Beach Marina Village Event Center.

The last job fair the event had close to thirty employers looking to hire for multiple positions at their companies. Anthony Robinson from the Arc of the Palm Beaches stated, “We are seeking people who care about the community and the people around them and care about themselves. We are looking for people that have a passion for people.” CareerSource of Palm Beach County will have opportunities for job seekers to receive education on best practices for job interviews and also resume review services.

The Riviera Beach Marina Village Event Center is located at 190 E. 13th Street Riviera Beach, FL 33404. To learn more about the job fair, call (561) 355-4781 or email jboisver@pbcgov.org.

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The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency is at the heart of dramatic transformations underway within the district. Formed in 1984 by the Riviera Beach City Council, the Riviera Beach CRA provides funding for a wide scope of projects that incentivize economic growth through business attraction and retention; finances and new and improved infrastructure for real estate projects; and generally works to expand the tax base by creating a welcoming environment that eliminates blight and improves the perception of safety in the area. The Agency’s main mission is to guide the city’s redevelopment efforts. This includes making investments of public funds in key infrastructure improvement projects that have the capacity to act as a catalyst for additional private funding and development, create jobs and help to improve the quality of life for city residents. For more information about the Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, follow the official Facebook, Instagram @RBCRA and Twitter @RivieraBeachCRA pages or visit www.rbcra.com.
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Be the Difference in Riviera Beach and Help Clean Up the Ocean

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RIVIERA BEACH, FLORIDA – Be the Difference in Riviera Beach and Help Clean Up the Ocean on September 18, 2021!
Have you been looking to get involved in cleaning up the beaches and make a difference in Riviera Beach? September 18, 2021 is International Coastal Cleanup (ICC), which is the world’s largest volunteer effort to clean up the marine environment. Every year, volunteers from over 100 countries descend on local beaches, rivers, lakes, and canals to show their commitment to cleaner waterways. The Ocean Conservancy, the world’s largest organization focusing exclusively on the health of the marine environment, has sponsored this annual event for the past 36 years. The Riviera Beach CRA and Riviera Beach CDC invite you to come out to Ocean Walk to clean up the Singer Island Beach area. Registration opens at 7:30am and the clean-up starts promptly at 8am. The event lasts until 11:30am. This is a great opportunity to get outside, help the community, and even get some community service hours, in a socially distanced, safe manner.

For more information on the event, please reach out to the Riviera Beach CRA at 561-844-3408. Please pre-register for the event on Eventbrite at https://bit.ly/2021-Coastal-Cleanup.

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The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency is at the heart of dramatic transformations underway within the district. Formed in 1984 by the Riviera Beach City Council, the Riviera Beach CRA provides funding for a wide scope of projects that incentivize economic growth through business attraction and retention; finances and new and improved infrastructure for real estate projects; and generally works to expand the tax base by creating a welcoming environment that eliminates blight and improves the perception of safety in the area. The Agency’s main mission is to guide the city’s redevelopment efforts. This includes making investments of public funds in key infrastructure improvement projects that have the capacity to act as a catalyst for additional private funding and development, create jobs and help to improve the quality of life for city residents. For more information about the Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, follow the official Facebook, Instagram @RBCRA and Twitter @RivieraBeachCRA pages or visit www.rbcra.com.
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Free Night of Inspirational Sounds to benefit Community Garden

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RIVIERA BEACH, FLORIDA – Free Night of Inspirational Sounds from Local Artists to Benefit the Singer Island Community Garden Phase II on August 27, 2021
Are you looking to get out of the house to hear some Inspirational and Gospel Music for free? Come to the Riviera Beach Marina Village Event Center on Friday, August 27 from 6pm to 8:30pm to hear some beautiful music. Artists include Everett Barber, singer, Barbara Lynn, pastor and singer, and Vernita Martial, singer. This is a family event that benefits the Singer Island Community Garden Phase II.

Refreshments will be available for purchase. Masks and social distancing will be required at the event. Donations will be accepted and will go towards the garden programs. For more information on the event, please reach out to the Riviera Beach CRA at 561-844-3408. Please pre-register for the event on Eventbrite at https://bit.ly/gospel-showcase.

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The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency is at the heart of dramatic transformations underway within the district. Formed in 1984 by the Riviera Beach City Council, the Riviera Beach CRA provides funding for a wide scope of projects that incentivize economic growth through business attraction and retention; finances and new and improved infrastructure for real estate projects; and generally works to expand the tax base by creating a welcoming environment that eliminates blight and improves the perception of safety in the area. The Agency’s main mission is to guide the city’s redevelopment efforts. This includes making investments of public funds in key infrastructure improvement projects that have the capacity to act as a catalyst for additional private funding and development, create jobs and help to improve the quality of life for city residents. For more information about the Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, follow the official Facebook, Instagram @RBCRA and Twitter @RivieraBeachCRA pages or visit www.rbcra.com.
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Riviera Beach’s Redevelopment is Booming: Neighborhood RECLAIM Ribbon Cutting

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RIVIERA BEACH, FLORIDA – The Riviera Beach Community Development Corporation, City of Riviera Beach, Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, Community Partners of South Florida, The Reentry Center, and Urban Farmers, Inc. joined together with their honored guests to welcome Ms. Shakeela Lowery as a first-time homebuyer in Riviera Beach. This house was renovated completely to make it a comfortable and beautiful place for her family to live in for years to come.

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The photo above is what the house looked like before renovations. They took the 3 bedroom and 2 ½ bathroom house and added on a garage, full bath, and updated the house which brought up the value of the property. This is the first rehabilitation project for the Neighborhood RECLAIM program. The tour was held on August 8, 2019 and was attended by officials from the Florida Department of Corrections, U.S. Department of Justice, Palm Beach County Department of Public Safety, the City of Riviera Beach Reentry Program, Riviera Beach CDC and CRA, and Urban Farmers. At this convening, officials described the unique program’s purpose, goals and initial action plan. This community reintegration led by the CDC, is a pioneering program for the City of Riviera Beach .

“Homeownership is one of the first cornerstones in building generational wealth and stabilizing a community. I can assure you that the elected officials are aware of the challenge that we have in our community of moving more to owner-occupied dwellings. That is a commitment on the City and CRA side that we will do everything in our power to welcome residents and homeowners to our community. It will take all of us working together collaboratively. I am confident that we will see the redevelopment of our community with all of us together,” said Mr. Jonathan E. Evans, MPA, MBA, ICMA-CM, City Manager/Executive Director of CRA.

The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony took place on Monday, June 28, 2021 at the new home of Shakeela Lowery at 950 West 1st Street Riviera Beach, FL 33404. Guests in attendance were Darryl Leonard, CDC Board Chair; Orie Bullard, Riviera Beach, Reentry Center; Lynda Charles and Scott Hansel, Community Partners of South Florida; CDC Board Members; Commissioner Tradrick McCoy; Commissioner Douglas Lawson; Mayor Ronnie Felder; Mr. Clarence Sirmons; Mr. Jonathan Evans, City Manager/Executive Director of CRA; Shakeela Lowery, Homeowner; and Annetta Jenkins, Executive Director of CDC. For more information, contact Annetta Jenkins, Executive Director of Riviera Beach Community Development Corporation, at 561-844-3408.

The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency

The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency is at the heart of dramatic transformations underway within the district. Formed in 1984 by the Riviera Beach City Council, the Riviera Beach CRA provides funding for a wide scope of projects that incentivize economic growth through business attraction and retention; finances and new and improved infrastructure for real estate projects; and generally works to expand the tax base by creating a welcoming environment that eliminates blight and improves the perception of safety in the area.

The Agency’s main mission is to guide the city’s redevelopment efforts. This includes making investments of public funds in key infrastructure improvement projects that have the capacity to act as a catalyst for additional private funding and development, create jobs and help to improve the quality of life for city residents. For more information about the Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, follow the official Facebook, Instagram @RBCRA and Twitter @RivieraBeachCRA pages or visit www.rbcra.com.