Published On: Wed, Dec 26th, 2018

Boca Beat: 12/21

  • I would like to wish all our readers a very Merry Christmas.
  • Adolph & Rose Levis JCC held its annual Winter Family Festival & Open House at its facilities on the Jewish Federation of SPBC campus. The petting zoo seemed to be the biggest hit!
  • The annual Boca Raton Firefighters (IAFF Local 1560) holiday party was held at the Boca Raton Beach Club. A night to celebrate the recent retirements of Shaun Fix (29 yrs); Brett Lea (35 yrs); Douglas Webb (30 yrs); and Dave Woodside (29 yrs).
  • The Forum Club of the Palm Beaches featured New York Times Best Selling author and political analyst, Frank Luntz.Dr. Luntz is an American political consultant, pollster, and “public opinion guru” best known for developing talking points and other messaging for various Republican causes. The Forum Club of the Palm Beaches is Florida’s largest non-partisan political and public affairs organization.
  • Bodytek Fitness West Boca held it’s grand opening at their new location on Kimberly Blvd.The new BodyTek studio is designed for class sizes up to 24 clients. Each Group Fitness class is scheduled daily from 5:30AM to 9PM. BodyTek, according to its owner, Trey Opp, provides clients with 1 on 1 personal training style in a group setting. They believe their group personal training will make achieving your fitness goals enjoyable and motivating. Small group instruction is an alternative to one-on-one training
  • Boca Helping Hands relaunched its Hospitality Job Training Program in September 2018 in conjunction with SouthTech Academy. This Job Training Program prepares students for careers in South Florida’s vibrant hospitality industry. The curriculum of the redesigned program focuses on fundamental cooking and kitchen skills, dining room preparedness (server, busser, hostess, and front of the house training), as well as industry-specific certifications (SafeStaff and TIPS certification)
  • The Leon Charney Diplomacy Program at Florida Atlantic University recently competed in the National Model United Nations competition in Washington, D.C. and finished first overall out of 60 competing universities. This is the first ever national title for the program.
  • The Florida Launch, south Florida’s only Major League Lacrosse team has announced they will be moving their home venue for the 2019 season from FAU Stadium to Central Broward Regional Park in Lauderhill. The addition of more games was a major deciding factor as their season would now interfere with FAU football’s season.
  • 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
  • The JFS Gala at St Andrews County Club offered a great show, great food and, of course great supporters of the mission of the Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services, under the leadership of Danielle Hartman. Congratulations to Toby & Leon Cooperman, the richly deserving recipients of the 2018 Ruth & Norman Rales Humanitarian of the Year Award and Linda & Ralph Behmoiras, proud recipients of the 2018 Corporate Leadership Award.
  • 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.

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  1. alexander says:

    Wild to believe this is true. “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.” would love to find a way to get mor einvolved.

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