Published On: Thu, Apr 14th, 2016

Boca Buzz 4/14

  • Birthdays of the week:
    • April 18th
      • Our beloved friend, Flossy Keesely would have turned 102. We miss you Flossy!
    • April 19th
      • Vera Shafer – Rotary Club Boca Raton West
    • April 20th
      • Carole Boucard – Real Estate Agent and Rotary Club Downtown Boca
  • The 2016 Rotary Sunset Scholars Program Awards Ceremony, honoring the eight Rotary Scholars for the 2015-2016 academic year, will be held on the evening of Monday, April 18, 2016, at Bogart’s Bar & Grille in Boca Raton. RSVP  to Mr. Mathieu Daquin, Committee Chairman  954.675.4299/ic4ym@yahoo.com).
  • As a result of the Spanish River/I-95 Interchange Project, interruptions to regular traffic flow on and around I-95 began on April 11. Next scheduled  interruptions will be Sunday May1st and 8th. To facilitate the demolition of the old Spanish River Boulevard bridge over the expressway, I- 95 SOUTHBOUND will undergo a full mainline closure, nightly, midnight until 5AM.
  • Another great fundraising happened on April 10th. The 14th Annual Doggie Ball to benefit the Tri-County Animal Rescue .The event was at the Boca West Country Club and was attended for 600 plus guests, This was the 20th anniversary of this event, Our local singer Kendra Erika performed at the event.
  • During their 30th anniversary celebration, the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University  release a  very impressive numbers. Those are some examples: .In 2015 companies in the Research Park and TBI:  Held 615 patents (an increase of 8% over 2014) ,Were awarded 27 new patents throughout the year,  Filed 33 new patent applications , Employed 112 FAU student interns, Employed 145 FAU alumni. The overall economic impact of the activities of the companies located in the Research Park and Technology Business Incubator (TBI) reached $849M, exceeding 2014’s impact by $94M
  • Women of R.I.S.E. will heald his monthly luncheon on April 20th at Pavillion Grill .R.I.S.E. is a community of women dedicated to mentoring, inspiring and empowering women to create their best lives. More information call Chris Catoggio 561 929 1195
  • The Rotary Club Boca Raton West will host their 3rd Annual Fishing Tournament on April 23rd. The fundraiser will benefit their scholarship funds. More information call Dario Israel 561 209 4528
  • Boca Bash is around the corner!!  April 24th at Lake Boca
  • Clive Daniel Home will host a fundraise to benefit the Junior League of Boca on Thursday, April 21st • 6:00 – 8:00 PM  .Tickets are $20 • Proceeds to benefit programming offered by the Junior League of Boca Raton and the Spirit of Giving Network. Call 561-620-2553 for tickets.
  • Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie proposed a new law that requires every business in the city that sells alcoholic beverages to display a sign stating the underage drinking laws. On April 26th, a meeting will take place at the City Hall in which business owners and Boca residents will discuss the matter and the council will decide whether or not it should be approved.
  • Florida ranked number 1 for the growth of women-owned businesses nationwide, according to the 2016 State of Women-Owned Businesses report. According to the report, there is an estimated 971,000 women-owned businesses in Florida, and almost half of the total are in Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, and Broward counties.
  • Congratulations to Officer Cornelius Riley from the Boca Raton Police Department, who won “The Community Leader of the Year” for the School District of Palm Beach County.
  • April 10th – April 16th has been declared National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week by Boca Mayor Susan Haynie.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Kevin Wagner for being elected as the new president of the FAU Faculty Senate.
  • Boca Helping Hands 10th Anniversary Monopoly Event & Casino Night takes place on April 16th at Via Mizner Golf and Country Club. Besides the Monopoly tournament, there will be classic Casino Gaming including Roulette and Black Jack, silent and live auction, dancing, and dinner.

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