Published On: Fri, May 27th, 2016

Boca Beat 5-25

  • Birthdays of the week:
    • May 24th:
      • Gustavo Couto – Five Rings Financial
      • Patricia Duch – Duch’s Flowers
    • May 26th – Glenn E. Gromann – Center Realty Associates
    • May 28th – Stephanie Fonseca – Intern at The Boca Raton Tribune
    • May 29th – Pedro Heizer – Boca Raton Tribune Managing Editor
    • May 30th – Pedro Yunes – Boca Raton Football Club Head Coach
  • NFL owners meeting in Charlotte have awarded Super Bowl LIV (54) to the stadium now known as New Miami Stadium on Feb. 2, 2020. It will be the first Super Bowl played in South Florida since 2010 when New Orleans defeated Indianapolis in a steady rain. With the game, Miami will host a NFL record 11th Super Bowl, breaking a tie with New Orleans. South Florida was a favorite to be awarded the game due to the current $450 million in renovations. The stadium modernization will sport a new roof over the stands, protecting fans from the same weather conditions that affected Super Bowl XLIV.
  • On May 23, Mayor Susan Haynie delivered a proclamation declaring June 5-11 “National Garden Month” in Boca Raton. Patty Moum, President of the Boca Raton Garden Club accepted the proclamation.
  • Florida Governor Rick Scott visited Florida Atlantic University to sign HB 7019, a bill provides a that will offer more affordable higher education in the state.
  • The contract to build Boca Raton Airport’s new customs facility has been awarded. The low bid amount was $4.336 million, airport executive director Clara Bennett announced at the monthly meeting of the Boca Raton Airport Authority on May 18th.
  • New York Grilled Cheese Co opened at 493 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, 561-277-0777. This ooey-gooey eatery has expanded from Wilton Manors to Palm Beach County, across the street from Mizner Park.
  • New Art Gallery Exhibit at the Spanish River Library through June 25.  Well-known local artist, Jim Campbell, will be showing his oil paintings and acrylic paintings in the Friends Art Gallery.  This collection will include favorites from his travels abroad and some still-life compositions done in his studio.  The Library is located at 1501 NW Spanish River Blvd.
  • The Gold Coast Tiger Bay Club will feature Donald Trump’s former butler, Anthony “Tony” Senecal, 11;30 a.m. June 8 at City Fish Market, 7940 Glades Road
  • Congratulations to Boca Raton High School soccer head coach, Marcelo Castillo, on being elected the 2016 NSCAA State Coach of the Year.
  • Congratulations to Boca High, West Boca High, and Olympic Heights Class of 2016
  • Former Boca Raton High School quarterback, and current University of Miami head coach, Mark Richt donated $1 million for his own money towards the Hurricanes indoor practice facility.
  • Saint Andrews head football coach Steve Howey resigned from his position at the school and will be taking a new position as the Offensive Coordinator and head of the Physical Education department at a suburban Atlanta school

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