Published On: Fri, Mar 10th, 2017

Boca Beat: 3/10

• Jeff Atwater, who brings years of experi- ence in finance in the public and private sectors and executive leadership in Florida as a member of the Governor’s cabinet, has agreed to become Florida Atlantic Univer- sity’s vice president for strategic initiatives and chief financial officer.

• The Boca Raton Tribune will host the final Mayorla Forum of the 2017 Election Cycle on March 10. at the Wayne Barton Study Center.

•Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science hosted the 10th annual southeast Florida regional competition for the Science Olympiad on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Science and Engineering buildings and General Classrooms buildings, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.

• All Aboard Florida has announced it will be closing the FEC crossing at Palmetto Park Rd. in Boca Raton, Florida from Friday February 17th at 7AM – Wednesday February 22nd at 6PM to perform con- struction improvements necessary for the introduction of the Brightline passenger rail service.

• The Jewish Federation of SPBC Business & Professional Division continued its Lewis Katz Industry Icon Series with a wonderful talk presented by Arthur Adler. Adler spoke candidly about a childhood that toughened him up and prepared him for the career that moved him through promoting careers of comics and singers to eventually being in the front office of the New York Yankees and New York Islanders.

• Cold River Records has signed Placer Creek Music Publishing writer, Maggie Baugh, to its artist roster. Cold River’s President, Pete O’Heeron, made the an- nouncement during the label’s pre-CRS party at the Omni Hotel.

• Mayor Susan Haynie will not have an easy path to re-election, as the clock hit the final minutes, Al Zucaro announced his bid for Boca Raton Mayor.

• Construction on a project that is designed to help improve traf-
fic flow at the Turnpike’s Glades Road interchange began January 3.

• Arlene Herson presents a series of shows at Spanish River High School Theatre. Tuesday, Febru- ary 14 at 7:30 Bobby Rydell and David Konig, Wednesday, March 15 at 7:30 Yakov Smirnoff. indi- vidual shows $50. For tickets and information, call 561-883-7760.

• Ballot positions for the upcoming mu- nicipThe candidates for Mayor and City Council have been invited to introduce themselves to the residents of Sea Ranch in The City Of Boca Raton, Florida.

• All seven candidates vying for election to the City Council and Mayor were provided with an opportunity to discuss the reason they are seeking (re)election.

• Election Day will be the second Tuesday in March (March 14, 2017) with the newly elected members of the council seated on Friday March 31st 2017.

• Boca Raton currently has two remaining water storage towers standing which have been a part of the landscape since 1958, but they will not be there much longer as they will soon be demolished.

• The Boca Raton Garden Club will feature their annual “Treasures and Plant Sale” on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1. The event will offer many plant and gardening tools and accessories as well as “gently used treasures” ranging from clothing and jewelry to dishes and collectibles.

•Boca Raton resident and Academy of Nutri- tion and Dietetics president Lucille Beseler will be speaking at the International Day of Women and Girls in Science commemoration at the United Nations in New York on Feb. 10.

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