Published On: Fri, Nov 9th, 2018

Boca Beat: 11/9

  • Congratulations to former Boca Raton Councilmember, Robert Weinroth on his victory on Tuesday! Weinroth is now the newest Palm Beach County Commissioner, he will take over for term-limited Steven Abrams.


  • The Governor and the Senate races are both going to recount, as it stands, both Republicans, Ron DeSantis, and Rick Scott won their races.


  • I was honored to be part of a panel on Tuesday at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County as I spoke to public relation professionals on how to better get their stories across. It was a great time.


  • Speaking of a great time, I attended Twenty One Pilots’ Bandito Tour on Sunday at the BB&T Center, and it was a load of fun. Those are some talented guys.


  • Thank you to the March of Dimes for having a ceremony to celebrate all the sponsors. The Boca Raton Tribune is a proud sponsor and I was given the task to attend. It was a great event, with some great people.


  • Congratulations to the Lynn University Soccer team on being called to the NCAA Tournament after a rollercoaster season. The Knights will now face the Sailfish of Palm Beach Atlantic on Saturday at 7pm in West Palm Beach. Tickets are $8 for non-students, and $5 for PBA Students.


  • Two faculty members and one staff member received Palm Beach State College’s Bravo Award, the top honor for employees, at the annual Employee Recognition Awards Ceremony this morning at the Duncan Theatre on the Lake Worth campus.


  • 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 [email protected], 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.


  • On Feb. 20, New York Times bestselling author, James Patterson will be Palm Beach State College’s keynote speaker for the 2019 STEAM Luncheon. The 7th annual event, themed “A Conversation with James Patterson: Transforming Lives through Literacy” and  chaired by South Florida businesswoman and philanthropist Yvonne Boice, takes place at 11:30 a.m. at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts’ Cohen Pavilion in West Palm Beach


  • 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


  • 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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