Published On: Fri, Dec 16th, 2016

Boca Beat 12/16

  • FAU Football made a huge splash this week. The school announced that they have hired Lane Kiffin from Alabama to become their newest head coach.
  • Not only did FAU get a new coach, but Kiffin was already able to land former 4-star QB De’Andre Johnson who was released from Florida State University.
  • Congratulations to Susan Whelchel and Rosemary Krieger on being named 2016 Women Volunteer of the Year
  • The annual Boca Raton Christmas Parade took place this past Wednesday as it officially welcomed the 2017 Holiday Season to Boca Raton. A yearly tradition, the parade brings the entire city together at Federal to kick off their busy holiday season with some joy.
  • According to a source, Financial adviser Marc Allen Brown has filed to run for Mayor versus Susan Haynie.
  • Mayor Susan Haynie and councilmember Robert Weinroth attended the 2016 Florida Automated Vehicles Summit this past week. Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn welcomed them to city and described the introduction of autonomous vehicles to their roads.
  • Excitement is in the air as the Florence Fuller Child Development Centers (FFCDC) prepare for their largest annual fundraising event, the Wee Dream Ball, to be held Friday, December 2, 2016 at Boca West Country Club. The Wee Dream Ball has become one of the foremost anticipated philanthropic events of the year. Last year the gala hosted over 370 attendees and raised more than $740,000 for disadvantaged children. FFCDC’s goal is to remain a premier provider of child and family education and support services for low- to moderate-income families living in southern Palm Beach County and northern Broward County, Florida. Please join us to celebrate the children, our community’s future leaders.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Florida Atlantic University’s Brain Institute in Jupiter is now home to a Nikon Center of Excellence, making it one of seven designated centers in the United States and 17 worldwide.
  • At a time when young people are hearing increasingly more about the importance of saving money and avoiding too much credit card debt, a local mentoring organization is holding a workshop to help them make smart choices about the different ways they can save and invest their money. The free program will be held Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at Catherine Strong Park, 1500 SW 6th St., Delray Beach. Participants will be taught how to raise their own money, crunch the numbers and make calculated decisions on where to invest.
  • Gumbo Limbo Nature Center will celebrate the re-opening of the popular coastal hammock boardwalk with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 4:00 pm.
  • Congratulations to all 2017 OPAL Awards Honorees. The event, which will take place January 14 at Boca West Country Club.

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