Published On: Fri, Nov 2nd, 2018

Boca Beat: 11/2

  • With early voting underway, I want to encourage all of you to exercise your right and vote. There are many important issues and I encourage all to make an educated opinion and vote.
  • Impact 100 Palm Beach County held a reception for members and prospective members hosted by Neiman Marcus Boca Raton. It was an evening to meet other members while sipping champagne, wine and lite bites (graciously provided by NYY Steak at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek). The most impactful part of the evening came when two previous recipients of $100,000 grants spoke about the organization’s mission and how the grant from Impact 100 PBC had supported that mission.
  • MSNBC’s popular early talk show “Morning Joe’’ cancelled its live broadcast from Boca Raton on Friday.
  • We at the Boca Raton Tribune are thrilled to announce that Jon Carter will start writing a weekly column for the online edition of our paper titled “Carter Talks” where the FAU student will write about anything and everything. If you have any ideas on what he should talk about, reach out to him or email us at news@bocaratontribune.com, welcome Jon!
  • The competition is already heating up for “what’s cooking” at the fourth annual Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl Great Chefs Tailgate Showcase & College Football Spirit Night set for Wednesday, November 14 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Boca Raton Hotel, 2000 N.W. 19th St., Boca Raton, FL.  That is when the area’s top restaurant, country club, hotel, cooking school and celebrity chefs and mixologists will once again ‘bring on’ their culinary and cocktail A-game to rally Bowl fans and raise funds to support Spirit of Giving’s annual year-end holiday gift drive.
  • Just in time for Halloween, Florida Atlantic University’s John D. MacArthur Campus Library is featuring 89 spooky Zombie films. Since 1932, zombies also known as the “walking dead,” have terrified movie-goers. The collection, which features an array of classics from “Night of the Living Dead” to “Zombieland,” is available for free to the public with a valid SEFLIN One Library Card. The films are available at 5353 Parkside Dr., John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter.
  • Boca Raton’s Congregation B’nai Israel is ready to paint Boca Raton gold as they present gold medal gymnast Aly Raisman as part of their annual CBI Inspires Speakers Series. Raisman is celebrated for her top medal level performances, competing against the world’s best in London in 2012 and again four years later in Rio De Janeiro. She served as US team captain and under her leadership, her squads took the team gold medals in both sets of games. A limited number of event tickets are still available for sale – priced from $18 to $90. Those seeking to attend are urged to call (866) 846-6328
  • Fright Night at the South Florida Fairgrounds returns this fall. The events will run from Oct. 11-13, Oct. 18-20 and Oct. 25-27. Midway hours are from 6 to 11 p.m. (midnight on Fridays and Saturdays).
  • This Friday, Oct. 19, two leading organizations are teaming up to help students with autism. For children on the spectrum, technology is one field in which they can excel, yet many do not know or receive the training. But LexisNexis Risk Solutions, one of the leading tech employers in the area, wants to change that and is teaming up with Florida Atlantic University’s iRISE2 Mentoring Program to host a learning camp for local students from SouthTech Academy who are on the spectrum.
  • Even though Palm Beach County is known for its vast wealth, one in six residents do not know where their next meal will come from according to the Palm Beach County Food Bank. Since the majority of Palm Beach State College students are residents of the county, they too may be struggling to get enough to eat. To help ensure they have this basic need met, the College has relocated and expanded its food pantry, now called Panther’s Pantry.
  • Officials at Boca Raton Regional Hospital (BRRH) today announced the appointment of Dana Jacobs, MD; Izdean Mufleh, DO and Carlos Victorica, MD to the Hospital’s BocaCare® Physician Network.
  •  Art enthusiasts can expect to be moved this fall by three exhibits that cover a range of topics including  sexual assault and its effect on victims. The exhibits, which will be displays at The Art Gallery at Eissey Campus and The Gallery at Lake Worth Campus, showcase stories, ideas and perceptions through paintings, drawings, photography, graphic design and more. They are free and open to the public and feature artwork created by PBSC students and community artists.

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