Published On: Fri, May 19th, 2017

Boca Beat: 5/19

• Representatives from 18 foreign con- sulates, Palm Beach County, and the Department of State’s Office of Foreign Missions (OFM) and Bureau of Diplo- matic Security participated in a week-long program for foreign diplomats to learn about how to strengthen economic, com- mercial, scientific and cultural relations between the countries they represent and Palm Beach County.

• The Leon Charney Diplomacy Program in Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters re- cently received the Distinguished Delega- tion Award at the National Model United Nations competition in New York City.

• About 30 elementary kids, who know the effects of bullying quite well, say they have a few solutions to address the age-related social problem. After five weeks of research and production using cutting edge digital video technology, the students from schools in Boca Raton, Boynton Beach and Delray Beach will present their findings at a forum on May 22 at the Delray Beach Public Library. The free event will be from 4 to 5 p.m.

• Habitat for Humanity South Palm Beach County is seeking 100 empowered women leaders to join together to raise funds to build a safe, decent and affordable home for a local, hard working, low income family that the 100 will actually help build.

• Boca Raton Regional Hospital today an- nounced that it is the first hospital in Palm Beach County to offer the world’s smallest pacemaker for patients with bradycardia. The Medtronic Micra® Transcatheter Pac- ing System (TPS) is a new type of heart device that provides patients with the most advanced pacing technology at one-tenth the size of a traditional pacemaker. The first procedure at Boca Regional was performed in late April by Martin Kloosterman, MD, an electrophysiologist and Director of the Lynn Heart & Vascular Institute.

•Lane Kiffin will make his official FAU debut in prime time in front of a national television audience. Conference USA announced on Thursday that the FAU season opener at home against Navy has been moved to Friday, Sept. 1 at 8PM and will air on ESPNU. It will be the sec- ond time in three years that FAU elected to move a Saturday game to Friday night in order to ac- commodate a national network. In 2015 FAU played Miami on a Friday night in a game broadcast on Fox Sports 1.

• Signups for Camp Boca are open and online only. Parents, caregivers and grand- parents of children here or visiting over the summer need to visit http://webtrac. myboca.us/ to register.

•Boca Raton resident Dr. Patricia Cayne won her first title on the Jacoby Open Swiss Teams at the North American Bridge Championships. Cayne said in an interview that she had played bridge on and off for about forty years. (NABC) This was one of fifteen championship events held in Kansas City from March 9-19.

• The Boca Raton Bowl, going on its fourth year since its inauguration in 2014, will be played Tuesday, December 19 at 7 p.m. It will be broadcasted on ESPN and ESPN Radio and will be played at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton.

• The Boca Raton Public Library is pleased to announce that Vicky Fitzsimmons has been hired for the new position of Digital Librarian. “Ms. Fitzsimmons brings with her the expertise and leadership necessary to help the BRPL meet the developing digital and technology needs of our community,” said Ann Nappa, Manager of Library Services for the City of Boca Raton. “In her new capacity, she will maximize the effective use of new and improved digital services and products; promote digital literacy to patrons; provide essential training for library staff; and bring new and cutting-edge products to our col- lection.”

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