Published On: Fri, Apr 22nd, 2022

Boca Beat, 04/22

  • B’nai Torah Congregation, the largest conservative synagogue in Southeast Florida, announced that Boca Raton residents Donna and Gerald Kramer have gifted – from the Kramer 2020 Charitable Trust – one the largest donations the synagogue has ever received. The gift was made in honor of Rabbi David Steinhardt, Senior Rabbi at B’nai Torah Congregation, who has held the position for more than two decades.
  • Boca Helping Hands (BHH) will host the 16th Annual MONOPOLY® Event & Casino Night on Saturday, April 30 at 6 pm at The Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club, 2425 West Maya Palm Drive, Boca Raton. The chairperson for the event is Rochelle LeCavalier, Executive Director of Luxury Sales at Douglas Elliman Real Estate.
  • A former Delray Beach wastewater inspector filed a lawsuit against the City of Delray Beach after she was fired for blowing the whistle on ongoing drinking water contamination.
  • Scientists at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) have recorded the first North American case of a harmful phytoplasma disease known for its threat to fruit, vegetable and ornamental crops in South America and the Middle East.
  • The City of Boynton Beach will celebrate Earth Day 2022 on Saturday, April 23 from 10 am – 1 pm at Centennial Park (120 E. Ocean Ave.) in Downtown Boynton. This free, family-friendly celebration will include activities such as a native and fruit tree giveaway (up to two trees per households), raffles, face painting, bounce houses, photo op with the Surfing Florida Museum’s “Sick Tube,” and much more. The first 100 attendees will receive a “Go Green” reusable bamboo utensil set and fold-away tote bag.
  • Just Announced! Steve Aoki is scheduled to perform at SunFest on Sunday, May 1. He will take over Nelly’s spot at the Ford Stage from 2:45 p.m. to 4 p.m. Aoki is an American DJ, record producer, music programmer and record executive.
  • Florida Atlantic University is launching four new master’s degree programs for working professionals, including an expansion of the state’s first Master of Science with Major in Artificial Intelligence (AI).
  • The Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) and Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) are excited to announce the recent approval of $502.7 million in Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) funding to be distributed to providers.
  • Hooters of Boca Raton partnered with the Boca Raton Firefighters and Paramedics Benevolent for the 4thAnnual Cornhole Tournament on Friday, April 8. The event raised $5,000 for the Children’s Burn Foundation of Florida and the Boca Raton Fire Explorers Post 315. Community members and firefighters from all over the state took part in this year’s event at Hooters. Thirty-two teams played cornhole to raise money for a good cause. Congratulations to Kevin Crossman from Florida Atlantic University, this year’s tournament winner.
  • Paradise Home Health Care has been selected for the 2022 Best of Boca Raton Award in the Home Care Service category by the Boca Raton Award Program.
  • Centennial Bank – the customer-focused bank, servicing Florida’s Southeast Central and Southwest regions – is pleased to announce the launch of its Financial Literacy Scholarship program and pledge of $100,000 over 5 years to graduating high school seniors throughout the state, contributing to further their college education. This news is timed with April being Financial Literacy Month and Florida Governor DeSantis’ approval of Senate Bill 1054, requiring Florida public high school students to complete a personal finance course to graduate, set to commence for incoming freshmen of the 2023-2024 school year.

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