Published On: Thu, Aug 18th, 2022

Boca Beat, 08/18

  • During September’s Hunger Action Month, Boca Helping Hands (BHH) has several ways that community members can help feed local families who are food insecure. The public can get involved by donating non-perishable items, volunteering, and contributing needed funds.
  • In celebration of National Grandparents’ Day, PJ Library® in South Palm Beach County invites friends to a fun celebration in Boca Raton. Festivities will feature an interactive story for all generations, a Rosh Hashana craft for families to make, and plenty of engaging music to sing and dance with Miss Susan.
  • Three local students will each receive a $1,500 college scholarship to help them reach their academic goals, thanks to generous donations from Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller employees
  • The Palm Beach State College Belle Glade campus has been designated as the official host of the Muck City Sports Hall of Fame awards ceremony, an annual tribute that recognizes athletes and patrons who got their start in the communities of Belle Glade, Clewiston, Pahokee and South Bay on the eastern shore of Lake Okeechobee. The region, known as Muck City, is home to more than 80 NFL players and more than 400 collegiate athletes.
  • The next step for life, fitness and yoga coach Christina Mummaw was opening her own studio branded with the name of her new mission. Boca Chamber and Mayor Scott Singer cut the ribbon Aug. 16 to officially announce the grand opening of STRONG Wellness & Fitness Studio at 4730 NW Boca Raton Blvd., Boca Raton.
  • The Junior League of Boca Raton partnered with Spirit of Giving to oversee the girls hygiene room at Spirit of Giving’s Back to School Bash. Junior League members distributed bras, tampons/pads, and makeup and hair products to underserved girls at the Back to School bash on August 2 at Village Academy in Delray Beach.
  • Supply-chain delays and shortages that have hampered deliveries since the COVID-19 pandemic soon could be easing, according to a business survey by a researcher at Florida Atlantic University.
  • Nearly 100 guests gathered at the Suits for Seniors nonprofit inaugural ITHINK I Can Leadership Breakfast and delighted as they saw 12 students receive a total of $26,000 in scholarships and a brand-new laptop to celebrate their hard work and to ease their financial stress as they head to college. Each student is a graduate of the Suits for Seniors leadership and mentorship program, beating odds as they emerge from at-risk communities throughout Palm Beach County and take the next step to higher education. The breakfast was held August 3, 2022 at the Lake Pavilion in Downtown West Palm Beach.
  • The GL Homes and Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County Back To School Drive ended successfully with over 2,500 backpacks stuffed with essential school supplies collected and distributed to 17 Boys & Girls Clubs located throughout Palm Beach County. Due to strong support from community partners, all Boys & Girls Club members are well equipped to achieve during the 2022-2023 school year.
  • Florida Atlantic University’s Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems Engineering (I-SENSE ) and College of Engineering and Computer Science have landed a major National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Research Center (ERC) with Columbia University, Rutgers University, the University of Central Florida, and Lehman College.
  • Brightline hosted the “topping-off” ceremony for its Boca Raton station and parking garage located at 101 NW 4th Street. Brightline’s president, Patrick Goddard, was joined by Boca Raton Mayor Scott Singer, Kaufman Lynn Construction President Chris Long, and city council members. The event signifies a milestone event as the vertical and structural work has been completed and the focus now shifts towards completing the interiors. The Topping Off event will be commemorated with a ceremonial signing of a beam inside the train station.

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