Published On: Fri, Dec 23rd, 2016

Boca Beat 12-23

  • Congratulations to all Florida Atlantic University graduates!
  • Have a Meaningful Christmas, and a Happy Hanukkah with your family and loved ones this weekend.
  • Congratulations to Susan Whelchel and Rosemary Krieger on being named 2016 Women Volunteer of the Year
  • The monthly meeting of the Palm Beach County Municipal Clerks Association was hosted by The City Of Boca Raton, Florida and held at the Spanish River Library.
  • Municipal Clerks keep our cities organized and records available for review. The sheer volume of information they are responsible for is quite daunting but, they somehow keep it all straight. Mayor Haynie and Councilman Robert Weinroth joined Deputy City Manager George Brown, city commutations manager, Chrissy Gibson and the entire City Clerk staff in welcoming the group to Boca Raton.
  • Boca Raton was featured on “Watters’ World,” which aired Saturday at 8PM, 11PM & Sunday at 2AM and followed up by an appearance on Monday, December 19th, on The O’Reilly Factor on Fox News, as Jesse Watters discusses how the City Of Boca Raton is responding to the Freedom From Religion Foundation display in Sanborn Square Park.
  • According to a source, Financial adviser Marc Allen Brown has filed to run for Mayor versus Susan Haynie.
  • The Gumbo Limbo Nature Preserve reopened last week in Boca Raton, giving one of the city’s most popular spots a brand new look.
  • More than 400 volunteers of all ages from throughout South Palm Beach County’s Jewish community fanned out across the area on Sunday, December 18, 2016 to make a difference for those in need at 17 hands-on projects. Whether the volunteers prepared food for the hungry, wrapped gifts, gardened, played games or did crafts with children or seniors, or much more, all were inspired and energized by joining with the full vibrant diversity of their Jewish community in helping their less fortunate neighbors.
  • Boca Raton Regional Hospital has been named a 2016/2017 Consumer Choice Award recipient by National Research Corporation (NRC). The annual accolade identifies hospitals across the United States that healthcare consumers choose as having the highest quality and image. Boca Regional again joins such prestigious institutions as Massachusetts General Hospital, Cleveland Clinic and The Johns Hopkins Hospital in this year’s listings, and is the sole provider in the Palm Beach County service area to receive the distinction.
  • Rabbi Sholom Ciment of Chabad-Lubavitch of Greater Boynton will lead the ceremony and light the community menorah. This will be the 23nd consecutive year of this annual holiday celebration sponsored by Chabad-Lubavitch of Greater Boynton.
  • With just over a week until the teams arrive in Palm Beach County, the excitement continues to build for the playing of the Boca Raton Bowl III on December 20th 2016 at the Howard Schnellenberger Field on the FAU Boca Raton campus.
  • If you’re interested in Boca Raton history, the Boca Raton Garden Club’s commemorative ornaments are a must have!  Longtime residents and newcomers alike are collecting them and giving them as gifts as well. The ornament series started in 1994 with the intent of honoring historic sites in Boca Raton.
  • On Sunday, December 25, The Cafes of Boca at Town Center at Boca Raton will serve a festive Christmas brunch as part of a collaboration with Boca Helping Hands. For the inaugural event, the staff of Town Center at Boca Raton and Boca Helping Hands are inviting the homeless, those struggling financially and those who have nowhere else to go to celebrate Christmas dinner as a community at the Christmas Mall Ball.

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