Published On: Thu, Jul 28th, 2022

Boca Beat, 07/28

  • Joe “Pooch” Pucciarelli found out the hard way you shouldn’t volunteer to be nominated for eviction in the Big Brother house. The Boca Raton resident was sent home in a 12-0 vote on Sunday’s episode of the CBS reality show. Pooch’s eviction happened Thursday, and typically would have been shown live, but coverage of the Jan. 6 hearings changed the episode schedule for the week.
  • The scholarships are a first for non-academic students and the sum is a record for The Rotary Club of Boca Raton. The money will impact 35 students. For the 2022-2023 academic year, the Club is providing 12, $7,000 scholarships to students in the trades: HVAC Technology, Automotive Mechanics and Marine Services Technology. The Club also approved eight paramedic scholarships at $7,000 per award to student who have completed the EMT/firefighter curriculum at PBSC.
  • Kaufman Lynn Construction, one of the largest builders in the southeastern United States, has named seasoned preconstruction and estimating management professional, Christopher Christy to its leadership team as Vice President of Preconstruction. Chris is responsible for overseeing the estimating staff, as well as leading estimating efforts on all Florida and North Carolina projects along with estimating department employee training and budget controls.
  • Designed to enable kids of all income brackets the opportunity to experience superior, personalized education, the Fuller Center, a not-for-profit organization focused on early childhood development, has space available in its private elementary school, the Fuller Academy, on the organization’s West Campus at 10130 185th Street South, Boca Raton.
  • With the price of rent increasing tremendously in Boca Raton, many FAU upperclassmen have opted to live on-campus instead of living off-campus, causing a shortage of dorm space for incoming underclassmen.
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County honored the generous and continuous support of GL Homes with a special award presentation on Friday, July 8 at Florence De George Boys & Girls Club, 4105 Pinewood Avenue, West Palm Beach, Fla. GL Homes Senior Director of Community Relations and key representative of philanthropy, Sarah Alsofrom was in attendance to accept the “Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County Children’s Champion” Award on behalf of GL Homes.
  • Hispanic Entrepreneur Initiative’s “Salsa Night for a Good Cause,” is the first of twenty 2022 Boca Chamber Festival Days in August, pairing nonprofits with businesses to raise awareness. Live music, salsa demonstration, appetizers and raffles. Los Mompirris live band, salsa show by Creative Souls
  • GL Homes and Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County continues its back-to-school drive with a strong push to increase donations, with the goal of collecting enough backpacks stuffed with school supplies for thousands of Club members in the community. With new economic pressures due to increasing inflation, Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County is facing an enormous challenge as it aims to collect enough backpacks and school supplies for the 2022-2023 school year.
  • Palm Beach State College has appointed Angela Harrington to serve as chief communications and public affairs officer.
  • Today, the Florida Sugar Cane League announced that Jessica Clasby has been promoted to Palm Beach County Director. Clasby’s new responsibilities include managing all of the league’s regional outreach efforts, public education, and tours of the South Florida farming region.

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