Published On: Wed, Aug 3rd, 2022

Boca Beat, 08/03

  • As the site for the “Decision 2022: Before You Vote” Florida Gubernatorial and U.S. Senate general election debates being held in October, Palm Beach State College is spreading awareness among students and residents on how to vote and participate in the election process.
  • U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Jose Jimenez and his family, who have been living out of their RV, were surprised last week with a life-changing gift: the news that they were selected by Operation Finally Home to receive a brand-new Lennar home at Arden, South Florida’s first agrihood community.
  • Remote workers returning home could slow Florida’s devastating rent increases while simultaneously creating more affordability issues in New York, according to researchers at Florida Atlantic University and two other schools.
  • Last week, Heroes to Heroes Foundation held its 12th Annual Charity Golf Classic to raise critical funds needed to benefit United States veterans suffering from PTSD and moral injury experienced in combat situations. The event raised a record-setting $139,798 for the nonprofit.
  • A Boca Raton-based children’s charity is announcing retired reporter Marci Shatzman as their nominee for the 2022 Junior League.
  • The Boca Raton Pumpkin Patch Festival returns to the Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, on Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • The Board of Directors of the Gold Coast PR Council, (GCPRC), today announced the winners of the 17th annual Bernays Awards. GCPRC is South Florida’s largest independent association of public relations, communications, and marketing professionals and bestows its Bernays Awards to honor excellence in these fields.
  • Country Fried-themed Shabbat gathering featuring DIY trail mix, services and dinner for the community.
  • Hepatitis C affects more than 354 million people worldwide. About 75 to 85 percent of people who have it get a long-term infection referred to as chronic Hepatitis C. Left untreated, it could lead to cirrhosis, liver cancer or liver failure. Each year, an estimated 1 million people die from this disease.
  • After a two-year COVID-19 hiatus, Boca Helping Hands (BHH) is hosting its annual Bowling for Bread event on Sunday, August 28 at Bowlero, 21046 Commercial Trail, Boca Raton, from 12 pm – 2 pm. BHH has invited local children’s charities to attend at no cost to enjoy an afternoon of fun and bowling. Proceeds from the event will support the BHH Backpacks weekend meal program and the other participating children’s charities.
  • More than 30 children in the Lake Worth Beach community learned new and creative ways to express themselves this summer through a unique community public art project. To launch the project, Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County engaged Jose R. Mendez, a teaching artist at the Norton Museum of Art and creative director of R. Dot Arts & Creative Agency.
  • The Trinity Love Hoblit Foundation continues to advance its mission to support and fund neurological research for brain aneurysms. Over the past two years, the organization has been instrumental in securing funding from the state of Florida for a research study to determine to what extent a family’s history of brain aneurysms plays in the likelihood of occurrence in later generations, as well as any potential genetic markers.
  • The Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District is a finalist in a contest that could yield $75,000 toward the development of Ocean Strand Park.

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