Published On: Thu, Aug 11th, 2022

Boca Beat, 08/11/2022

  • Boca West Country Club helped break ground last week on a new Habitat for Humanity home for the deserving Jackson family, natives of the area who had a long-time dream of being Delray Beach homeowners. Boca West served as the Home Sponsor, along with the Knight Group and in partnership with the City of Delray Beach and the Delray Beach CRA.
  • A Boca Raton-based children’s charity is announcing retired reporter Marci Shatzman as their nominee for the 2022 Junior League.
  • Susan Slade Whelchel, 77, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on August 5, 2022 after battling Alzheimer’s Disease. She was born the youngest daughter on August 13, 1944 to Flora and Tom Slade in Baxley, Georgia.
  • Florida State Rep. and Palm Beach State College alumna Kelly Skidmore visited PSBC’s Lake Worth campus on Aug. 3 to present items collected from a clothing drive she conducted to benefit Panther’s Closet, a thrift store that provides affordable gently used clothing and accessories to students and members of the PBSC community.
  • Patricia (Patti) Payne Carpenter, born November 1, 1947, passed away peacefully on August 8th, 2022, surrounded by her family and friends.
  • PBA has hired Curt Brown as assistant vice president for construction & design. In that role, he will oversee upcoming building projects.
  • The City of Boynton Beach will temporarily modify the disinfection process utilized to treat its drinking water from Wednesday, August 17 through Tuesday, September 6, 2022. Customers may notice a slight chlorine taste, or odor, in their tap water.
  • When English Professor David Athey was named winner of the Charles & Hazel Corts Award for Outstanding Teaching, his students praised him for his unconditional support and genuine interest. They complimented him for critiquing their work with the ultimate respect and “promoting the love of literature in an organic way.”
  • The City of Boynton Beach has two new Chiefs; Interim City Manager Jim Stables has appointed Joseph DeGiulio as Police Chief and Hugh Bruder as Fire Chief.
  • Boca Helping Hands (BHH), in collaboration with Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Athletics and Cereal4All, for the second year running, will commemorate September’s Hunger Action Month by hosting a Tackle Hunger Cereal Drive during the FAU vs. Southeastern Louisiana football game. The game will take place on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 6:00 pm at the FAU Stadium
  • The Arthur and Emalie Gutterman Family Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education (CHHRE) at Florida Atlantic University recently announced the Gutterman Family Outstanding Holocaust Educator Awards for 2022.
  • Mary Csar, Executive Director of The Schmidt Boca Raton History Museum, received the 2022 Bernays Award from the Gold Coast PR Council (GCPRC) at a special luncheon held on July 20 the Delray Beach Golf Club. The award was for Best Project by or on behalf of a Large Nonprofit Organization.
  • Florida Atlantic University has announced Valery Forbes, Ph.D., as its new dean of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, effective Aug. 10. Forbes will spearhead FAU’s second largest college, which has a student body of more than 8,500, and education and research programs in biological sciences, chemistry and biochemistry, environmental science, exercise science and health promotion, geosciences, marine science and oceanography, mathematics, neuroscience, physics, psychology, and urban and regional planning.

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