Giving Unselfishly of Themselves

By: C. Ron Allen The late humorist, writer, columnist and journalist Erma Bombeck once said that volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another. She was right, and recently I met three people who epitomize the group of human beings Bombeck More...

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By Online Staff J On Saturday, November 25th, 2017
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Despite our Differences, We Come Together at Thanksgiving

By: C. Ron Allen Thanksgiving ranks among one of my favorite holidays.  Not so much for the food that we will be blessed with but this weekend, many of us will spend quality time with family, friends and loved More...

By Online Staff J On Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
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Local Production Company Infusing Life into Community Theater

I carved time out of my hectic schedule recently to support two local children who were performing in a play at Palm Beach State College’s Eissey Campus Theatre in Palm Beach Gardens. And after leaving the two-hour More...

By Bocatribune On Friday, October 20th, 2017
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Local Radio Station, a Model in Serving the Community

By: C. Ron Allen When it comes to community service, one local radio station – WHQT FM (Hot-105) radio – gets it. While we were hunkering down for the arrival of Hurricane Irma recently, my friend and More...

By Bocatribune On Friday, October 13th, 2017
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Are Boca Residents Happy with their Leadership?

By: C. Ron Allen It appears Boca Raton residents are satisfied with their elected leadership as no one has indicated they will challenge the incumbents in next year’s election. Although we are five months away More...

By Bocatribune On Sunday, October 8th, 2017
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Now is not the time to Mourn, It is time to Act

By: C. Ron Allen I am beginning to sound like a broken record. Literally. Those of you who have followed me over the years can almost write my column this week. Another deranged, or should I say sick, a human being More...

By Bocatribune On Friday, September 22nd, 2017
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Irma Brought out the Best in Us, the Worst in a few

By: C. Ron Allen As Hurricane Irma slowly weaves her way into the annals of history, I think it is only appropriate that we postmortem on this devastating disaster that wreaked such havoc in our lives. Although More...

By Bocatribune On Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
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Madame Mayor Carol G. Hanson, the End of an Era

By: C. Ron Allen I awoke to the news Sunday that longtime public servant and Boca Raton Mayor Carol G. Hanson had died. While I was not surprised because I knew of her health challenges (her husband of 61 years, More...

By Bocatribune On Friday, August 18th, 2017
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A Missed Opportunity to Erase Damaging Stereotypes

By: C. Ron Allen When Joel Maldonado arrived at Village Academy to drop off his three children on Monday morning, he was overwhelmed by the sight of men, lots of them, standing in the hallway to greet kids on the More...

By Bocatribune On Friday, July 28th, 2017
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Skip Sheffield: a Legend in the Arts Community in Palm Beach County

By: C. Ron Allen Skip Sheffield, a major voice in Palm Beach County entertainment coverage for nearly five decades, died in his sleep on July 20. He was 69, and most recently served as the entertainment writer for More...