Published On: Mon, Jun 24th, 2019

South Palm Beach County Social Scene

By: Pamela J Weinroth

Where were you last week?

Cindy Bergman and Lori Fineman

Robert Weinroth and Randy Colman

JCC Eastside “popped up” at Tanzy on Tuesday evening.  We socialized, networked and connected with like-minded professionals in our community.

The Levis JCC promotes and enhances Jewish culture, heritage and values through educational, spiritual, social, wellness and recreational programs. From preschool and summer camp, to youth and family activities, from athletics to cultural arts, adult enrichment and special needs programming as well as Boca’s chic Resale Boutique, the Levis JCC offers something for everyone.

David Aronberg, Christine Lynn, Suzi Goldsmith, Lois Pope, Sharon DiPietro, Robert Weinroth, Scott Singer, Andrea O’Rourke, Andy Thomson

Tri-County Animal Rescue held its ribbon cutting for the new Lois Pope Pet Clinic on Wednesday morning.  The Clinic was made possible by a $2 million gift from Lois Pope. The Pet Clinic is a state-of-the-art medical facility with an x-ray machine, ultrasound, dental x-ray and dental cleaning machines and an MRI, along with other high-tech medical equipment, which will be used to care for the animals at Tri-County Animal Rescue.  Beginning in July, people who cannot afford to take their pet to a vet will be able to, with proof of income, bring their animals to Tri-County for medical and dental care. Tri-County is the only non-profit in South County that focuses on animals, no matter their health condition.

Tri-County is in the midst of a multi-million dollar capital campaign to build a new state of the art 64,000 square foot campus, which will feature canine and feline adoption centers, long-term housing, isolation areas for rescues, an agility course, in ground pool and “Hospets” for animals with special medical needs. Much of the new facility will be available to the public including a mausoleum with a serenity garden, increased in-ground burial plots, boarding and grooming, as well as community spaces for education and training programs.

About Tri County Animal Rescue: Tri-County Animal Rescue is a 100% No-Kill, 501(c)3, nonprofit animal shelter working to prevent the killing of over 170,000 unwanted animals in Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach counties each year. Since its inception, Tri County has saved over 64,000 domestic animals from being euthanized, placing them in homes through their adoption center.

Members of the Soroptimist Chapter of Boca Raton/Deerfield Beach

Wednesday evening the Soroptimist International of Boca Raton/Deerfield Beach held its installation for 2019-2020 officers.

Chapter president, Marybeth Keenan, highlighted the accomplishments, from the past 12 months and recognized outgoing and incoming leadership for keeping the members focused on the mission of ensuring women and girls have the resources and opportunities to reach their full potential and live their dreams.

Soroptimist improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.

Soroptimist International of the Americas is committed to:

▪️Gender Equality: Women and girls live free from discrimination.
▪️Empowerment: Women and girls are free to act in their own best interest.
▪️Education: Women and girls deserve to lead full and productive lives through access to education.
▪️Diversity & Fellowship: Women from varied backgrounds and perspectives work together to improve the lives of women and girls.

Nancy Dockerty, Cindy Krebsbach, Lisa Mulhall, Lynne Moyer, Holly Schuttler, Marilyn Swillinger, and Lauren LeBas.

The Impact 100 Palm Beach County Membership Committee met this week to start planning for the upcoming 2020 Grant Requests.

Impact 100 Palm Beach County advances high impact philanthropy in the South Palm Beach County area by pooling together smaller donations of individual women to create a large grant which will have a high impact in our community.   As a charitable fund of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, they facilitate this by awarding $100,000 grants to nonprofits in the following five focus areas: Arts & Culture, Education, Environment, Family, and Health & Wellness. This coming year will be the first time a sixth area will award a grant for Animal Welfare.

The grant recipients are selected by a vote of all members at the annual meeting after a thorough proposal review process. The grant application cycle opens each fall. Nonprofit organizations utilize an online grant platform and undergo a rigorous review process. The grant committee reviews all letters of inquiry, requests full grant applications and performs site visits of selected proposed projects. Finalists are chosen from among this group and make presentations to the full membership at the annual voting meeting. The $100,000 high impact grants are awarded the same evening. The number of grants is determined each year by the number of Impact 100 PBC members.

Last year 532 members awarded 5, $100,000 grants to 5 non-profits and the remaining funds were distributed to the finalists who did not receive the full $100,000 award.

If you are interested in learning more, visit

Signature Real Estate Agents with First Responders from City of Boca Raton Fire Station 6

Thursday lunch was a surprise for the Firefighters in Station 6.

Members of the Signature family took time from their busy day to help say thank you to the wonderful Boca Raton Firefighters and Paramedics who protect our community and simultaneously said happy birthday to Mike Ferry and were honored to be a part of his Make a Difference day!

Firefighters were truly gracious taking the time to explain the ins and outs of their station!

Yaacov Heller and Benjamin Ferencz

Signature Gives Back, Inc., is the 501(c)3 not-for-profit charitable arm of Boca Raton-based, The Signature Real Estate Companies.

The Board of the Garden of Humanity met Thursday to film a special presentation to Benjamin Ferencz, chief prosecutor in the Nuremberg trials, for an upcoming documentary.

Yaacov Heller, our own world-renowned artist, created a sculpture of the amazing 100 years young attorney honoring him for his extraordinary life dedicated to genocide prevention.

Allen and Lori Ann Konis

The Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton held its installation gala at Broken Sound Country Club on Friday evening.

The motto of Rotary is “Service Above Self,” and what they have built in 7 short years is a Club to benefit our Boca Raton community.

Their main mission is Health and Wellness, supporting the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University.

Dyana Kenny and Ann Brown

The Club recognized that there will soon be a shortage of doctors in Boca Raton. They recognized that if they could embrace one or two doctors and help them through their Medical School careers and encourage them to stay in Boca Raton, it had the potential of impacting many lives in our Community.

Frank Feiler and Linda Petrakis

The club is also involved in other scholarships for deserving young adults at all of the Boca Raton universities: Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at FAU, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at FAU, Lynn University and Palm Beach State College.

Club Mission Statement – The Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton is dedicated to impacting the Boca Raton Community through their efforts of “Service Above Self.”

As Boca Raton is in their name, the club is focused on keeping their talent on the local level in order to benefit the Community through Health and Wellness, and Community well-being.

The Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton is run for the sole purpose of making a difference in our Community and the lives of many in an environment that embraces integrity, friendship, camaraderie and trust.

Their goal is to keep our outstanding Community growing strong.

Congratulations to outgoing president, Michael F. Walstrom, newly installed president, Allen B. Konis, president-elect, Marilyn Murray Wilson and president-elect nominee, Samir Changela.

Start Planning: 

July 4th Independence Day Celebrations:

Delray Beach: 8AM – 9PM

8 AM – 12 PM:   Sand Castle Contest located just east of the Pavillion
Want to join in? Signup on the beach before 8 AM with the HOW Foundation

9 AM – 12 PM:  Silverball Museum’s Professional Sand Sculpture

5 PM:  Flag Raising Ceremony located at Gleason & Atlantic Ave.

5:30 – 9 PM: Main-stage entertainment I TBA

5 – 9 PM: Family activities include:

  • Putt’n Around Mini-Golf
  • Craft activities & Face Painting
  • Interactive Sponsor Booths & More!

9 PM: New This Year: Fireworks launch from a barge just east of the Marriott

Bike 2 the Fourth and enjoy a FREE Bike Valet courtesy of Human Powered Delray.

West Boca Raton: 5:30 – 9:30PM (Sunset Cove Amphitheater)

West Boca Community Council and the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department presents: The 12th Annual 4th of July Celebration at Sunset Cove Amphitheater in Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park, west of Boca Raton!

This FREE family fun event will have a kids fun zone, concessions on site, a welcome booth and interactive prize wheel, live music by Havoc 305 and fireworks!

Gates open at 5:30PM – Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome.

Kids Fun Zone – 6 – 8:30PM
Havoc 305 – 7PM
Fireworks – 9PM

*No pets of any kind (service animals are permitted), no weapons, fireworks, or illegal substances.

Boca Raton 6:30 -9:30PM (Spanish River Athletic Complex at deHoernle Park)

Celebrate the Fourth of July with live music and performances, carnival rides, games and crafts, food and drinks, and of course, fabulous fireworks to end the night!

Free parking will be plentiful with several nearby public parking lots including Boca Corporate Center with complimentary shuttle service will begin at 5:30pm and run continuously until 10:15pm. Blankets & lawn chairs permitted. Personal fireworks, sparklers, alcohol, and family pets are absolutely prohibited.

Admission is FREE. For more information, please call 561.367.7073.

Boynton Beach 6:30PM – Red, White & Blue with a Waterfront View!

This family-friendly July 4th event will be held at Intracoastal Park (2240 N. Federal Hwy) and include fun for both adults and children. Enjoy live music, food & drinks, and one of the largest fireworks display in Palm Beach County. Bring your chairs and blankets to enjoy the waterfront view.

Free Shuttle Service
Limited parking is available at the Park + includes ADA parking.
Limited parking at Harvey Oyer Park (2010 N. Federal Hwy.)
Shuttle locations to be announced soon.

An ASL interpreter will be on-site. If additional accommodations are needed, please contact our ADA Coordinator, Debby Majors, by email at [email protected] or by phone at 561.742.6241 by June 28.

For further information on the City’s 4th of July event, call 561.742.6010.

For more information on these or other upcoming events, please visit

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