Published On: Mon, Jul 8th, 2019

South Palm Beach County Social Scene

By; Pamela J Weinroth

Where were you last week?

Sue and Yaacov Heller with Connie Francis

Gallery 22 has undergone a total transformation.

Pamela Weinroth, Robert Weinroth, Rene Stern, Gladys Martinez, Pamela Polani, Kim Champion, Lisa Kiernan, Carole Wilson and Sue Heller

The studio houses the works of. Yaacov Heller who, with his adoring wife, Sue, have established him as a preeminent artist of art and jewelry of various media right here in Boca Raton.

Heller is an internationally known sculptor, jeweler and silversmith. His remarkable talents have gained him the recognition of world leaders, statesmen, famous entertainers, movie stars, and most importantly, fine art collectors.

Heller has been commissioned time and again to create historically significant gifts for kings and queens, presidents, prime ministers, and other international dignitaries. His creations celebrate the inspiration of the Bible, the traditions of Judaica, the beauty of nature, and the joys of living.

Most recently, he can be seen on the QVC television network showcasing jewelry inspired by the beauty of nature.

Robert Weinroth and Alan Luckner

Gallery 22 is conveniently located at Royal Palm Place (282 Via Naranja, Boca Raton, FL 33432).

Four years ago, we joined the celebration along with then County Commissioner Steven L. Abrams, as La Ferme opened its doors at 9101 Lakeridge Blvd Boca Raton 33496.

Tuesday night, we joined Alan Luckner and his staff for a celebration 🍾 of this wonderful restaurant, specializing in French cuisine.

Here’s to continued success!

Liz Hagensick and family with Roger Clemens

Nothing says USA 🇺🇸 more than baseball ⚾️ and 💥 fireworks and  Wednesday night we did just that at the Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium where we enjoyed the first day of a two-day Mega Bash!

As an added bonus we bumped into Kody Clemens dad, Roger. Liz and Jason Hagensick were happy to grab a couple of pix with “Rocket.”

Fans were invited to come out the ballpark for Mega Bash, the stadium’s most popular event of the season.

★Bounce houses, inflatables and games have been set up in a MEGA Kid’s Area.

★After the games, fans are invited to enjoy a firework’s show, presented by the Town of Jupiter and Juno Beach!

Eric Call, Robert Weinroth, MaryLou Berger and PBSO Honor Guard

We were pleased to join Commissioner Mary Lou Berger at Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park for the 12th Annual 4th of July celebration. A beautiful day of family-fun activities, live music by Havoc305 and fireworks to mark our nation’s 243rd birthday!

Happy Birthday 🇺🇸 to the greatest nation on 🌍 earth.

Samir Changela with Fran and Nathan Nachlas

Home of the free, because of the brave!

We continued our celebration 🎉 of Uncle Sam’s Birthday at the Tilted Kilt, hosted by Samir Changela. The restaurant is strategically located east of Spanish River Athletic Complex, the venue for the annual City of Boca Raton “Fabulous Fourth” 💥 fireworks.

Great food, great friends, great music and, of course, another super display of pyrotechnics 🧨 lasting for a full 20 minutes!

On Sunday afternoon we were honored to be included for an invitation from Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line’s CEO, Oneil Khosa and his entire staff of the MV Grand Celebration for a dedication of the Cruise Ship’s Helm and the commemorative plaque presentation in honor of PFC Gregory Carter United States Marine Corp.

PFC Carter gave his life to his country while serving on active duty in Vietnam and was killed in action of October 12, 1969.

Pamela Weinroth, Maj Gen Wayne P Jackson (ret) and Robert Weinroth

In an effort to further preserve the legacy of those who sacrificed all in Vietnam, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is committed to finding a photo to go with each of the more than 58,000 names on The Wall.  The Wall of Faces allows family and friends to share memories, post pictures and connect with each other.

Beth Braun, a retired genealogist, spoke of her quest to find pictures and information for every Floridian whose name is on the wall.  Her team started its search for the Florida photographs in February 2016. At that time, organizers of the virtual wall were missing photographs for 778 of the 1,954 Floridians who died in Vietnam.  Two and half years later, the group was down to just 31 missing photographs and today there are less than 12 missing.

Robert Weinroth, Anita Mitchel, Mack Bernard and Shawntoyia Bernard

PFC Carter was on the missing faces list and laid in an unmarked grave until Beth Braun made the discovery on her final look at Dilliard High School’s Year Books.  She enlisted the help of Vietnam Veterans of America to financially assist in marking Gregory Carter’s grave with a brass and granite headstone at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Fort Lauderdale.

Braun wrote a note on the Wall of Faces website, “Rest in peace, Gregory … you are not forgotten.” 

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8th Annual Burger Battle – July 13th

The BBQ Grills will heat up again for our South Florida Top Chefs as they create their secret recipes as preparations for the 8th Annual Boca Burger Battle, A Grilling Affair! gets underway as we search for next summer’s grilling masters for the epic burger battle. Past battle contenders; 2018 People’s Choice for BEST BATTLE BURGER went to ROK:BRGR. Judge’s Pick for BEST GRILL MASTER went to 1st Place – Funky Buddha Brewery, 2nd Place – Tucker Duke’s and 3rd Place – Cheffrey Eats. They were joined by MEAT Eatery & Taproom, Shake Shack, Morton’s Steak House, Flashback Diner, Burger Craze, TooJay’s, Batch Gastropub, Burtons Grill & Bar, Kapow Noodle Bar, Cheffrey Eats, Big Joe’s Burgers and Wings, Rock’n Angels and Crazy Uncle Mike’s. Enjoy unlimited burgers, bites, craft beer, seasonal spirits, summer wines and live entertainment. Location: Sanborn Square Park (72 N Federal Hwy Boca Raton FL 33432)

50th Woodstock Anniversary with Peace of Woodstock – Friday July 19 @ 7:30PM (Doors Open: 6:30PM)
Free and Open to the Public

Summer in the City promises a line-up of FREE tribute concerts, mixed with fun, games, arts, and yoga from June 7th through August 9th. Doors open one hour before each concert.

Attendees are encouraged to walk, bike, car pool and use free parking at City Hall and the Boca Raton Library.

Food and beverages will be available to purchase inside the venue. No outside food or beverages are allowed. All events are rain or shine. Chairs and blankets are welcome.

MPA will also have chairs for rent for $5 cash. Sponsored by Sun Sentinel, Regency Leasing, Ventura’s Pizza and Kitchen

For more information on these and other events, visit,

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