Published On: Fri, Mar 17th, 2017

Boca Beat: 3/17

• A huge congratulations are in order for Mayor Susan Haynie, and Councilmember Scott Singer on winning their re-election bids.

• Congratulations to Andrea Levine O’Rourke on winning the Seat B election over Emily Gentile and Andy Thomson.

• Need a ride to Florida Atlantic Univer- sity’s Jupiter campus from the Boca Raton campus? Have no fear there is now a free mode of transportation to get you there. Beginning Monday, March 13, the Univer- sity’s new intercampus shuttle bus will drive students from the Boca campus to the John D. MacArthur campus in Jupiter.

•March Madness is upon us. Four Florida schools are being represented this year in the Big Dance. Florida State University, the University of Florida, Florida Gulf Coast, and The University of Miami all begin their quest on March 16.

• Signups for Camp Boca start at 8 a.m. March 27 for residents and April 10 for others, and this year registration is online only. Parents, caregivers and grandparents of children here or visiting over the sum- mer need to visit http://webtrac.myboca. us/ to register.

•On March 18, visitors to Boca Raton’s Sugar Sand Park will finally be able to check out the revamped Science Play- ground more than a year after the park was closed for renovations.

• 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.

• Boca Bacchanal is back for the 15th year on March 24 and 25, and the community food and wine tasting is moving to Satur- day with the time extended an hour.

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

• Ten students from Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine were recently inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (AOA), a national medi- cal honor society advocating for excellence in scholarship and the highest ideals in the profession of medicine.

• The Rotary Club of Boca Raton West held their Award Party for the Dictionary Project Essay Contest on Saturday, March 11 at Logger’s Run Park in West Boca Raton. For the past five years, The Rotary Club Boca Raton West has been trying to make third grader’s lives easier, by bringing together three local schools, Coral Sunset, Waters Edge, and Del Prado as all third grade student in those three school receive their own personal dictionary. The Diction- ary Project begins in September, near the start of the school year, with members of the Rotary Club going to the three schools and speaking to the kids about the impor- tance of dictionaries, and the essay con- test that they will participate in. Students from Del Prado Elementary, Coral Sunset Elementary, and Water’s Edge Elementary, all had an opportunity to write an essay on Soccer. The Boca Raton Tribune, Ultimate Soccer Store, Boca Raton Football Club, Barcelona Elite Boca Raton, and ReMax all sponsored the Dictionary Project and were all part of the Award Party. One student from each school was chosen and won a Kindle Fire.

• 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.

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