Published On: Wed, Apr 27th, 2016

Boca Beats 4/28

  • Birthdays of the week:
    • April 30th – Mark Harding – Owner of South Florida Putting Greens
    • May 1st – Enzo Pally – former Boca Raton FC player
    • May 2nd – Ken Mendonça
    • May 4th – Lolo Abarca- Soccer Director of Colo Colo
    • May 5th – Bruce Silverman BYL TV, Miami FC play-by-play announcer
  • Congratulations to Austin Haynie, Son of Linda Gove, for completing his first-ever solo flight as a ranger. Austin, alone and unassisted, took off in a T-6B Texan II and flew into the Nevada sky and returned to Laughlin-Bullhead International Airport, successfully completing his first solo flight of his Naval Aviator career! Congratulations Austin!
  • Good luck to Ian Hest, formerly from ESPN West Palm on his new adventures. Hest parted from ESPN on Wednesday after fulfilling his life-long dream. Good luck in the future Ian!
  • One year ago Yaacov Heller’s Garden of Humanity, declaring the 100th-anniversary commemoration of the beginning of the systematic murder of 3 out of every four Armenians, located at Royal Palm Place was revealed.
  • Celebrity guests Vanilla Ice and Bo Derek made the last polo match of the season at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington a great event. Boca Raton residents who usually make the trip up to the Polo Club on Sundays to watch some great games, will now have to wait until the start of the new season.
  • Kristy Whelchel Hartofilis, daughter of former Mayor Susan Whelchel, received the keys of the city from Mayor Susan Haynie alongside Palm Beach County Commissioner Steven Abrams. Kristy was recently named to the Palm Beach County Hall of Fame for her illustrious soccer career. Congratulations Kristy!
  • Make Mother’s Day as Special as Mom! Treat Mom to the “Mother of All Brunches” at the Waterstone Resort and Marina- Sunday, May 8th, 11am-4pm in the Atlantic Ballroom overlooking the waterways of Boca Raton. For reservations all 561-226-3022
  • You, your family and guests are invited to join Gumbo Limbo and The Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum on Saturday, April 30th at 8am for a morning social at the beach! Kick off your weekend at the beautiful Red Reef Park beach with coffee, snacks and a bit of conversation. A Master Naturalist will be present to talk about Boca Raton’s healthy dune ecosystem. The Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum curator, Sue Gillis, will also be in attendance for those interested in learning about the barrier island history. Be sure to RSVP for Coffee with Friends: A Day at the Beach here:
  • Come spend a day on the greens with the area’s best business leader at The Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club for the Boca Chamber’s golf outing. For more information, please visit the Boca Raton Chamber.

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