Published On: Fri, Nov 18th, 2022

Boca Beat, 11/18/2022

  • Light Up Boca, a series of winter holiday festivities, kicks off on Saturday, November 19 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Mizner Park Amphitheater (MPA), 590 Plaza Real, with Light the Lights, a FREE holiday happening, culminating with the City of Boca Raton’s and Mizner Park’s annual tree lighting ceremony.
  • The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named Florida Atlantic University the winner of its 2022 Degree Completion Award. The annual award works to identify, recognize and reward institutions that employ innovative approaches to improve degree completion while ensuring educational quality. This is the first time FAU has been the recipient of this prestigious award, and the second year in a row that the APLU has named FAU a finalist.
  • Students from ProAm Dance Studio and Boca Dance Studio will travel together to New York City this November to perform in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, capping a months-long effort to prepare for the major event. Joining hundreds of other dancers from all over the U.S., the students will perform under the direction of Spirit of America Productions.In addition to dance rehearsals for the parade, the jam-packed week-long trip will also include the chance for the students to attend Broadway shows, watch the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes, and enjoy sightseeing throughout the city.
  • Boca Helping Hands is seeking help from the community to distribute meals to families for Thanksgiving and through the holiday season. Its 18th annual Thanksgiving Box Brigade program, which provides a turkey and a box filled with everything a family needs to prepare a holiday meal, is projected to feed over 3,200 families this year. Community members can get involved by donating the cost of a box for $31.48 at
  • The Studio at Mizner Park, 201 Plaza Real, set to open on November 16, brings a new multi-dimensional, multi-generational and multi-operational arts and entertainment venue to Downtown Boca.
  • Boca West officially opened its new Welcome Sales Center on October 31 in a ribbon cutting ceremony and celebration. The new office is located at 7763 Glades Road, Boca Raton, and will be a central source of information for future homebuyers and Members of Boca West Country Club. The Welcome Sales Center is home to Boca West Realty, the only on-site real estate office at Boca West. With unprecedented demand for homes within the community, Boca West Realty was responsible for 57 percent of the real estate transactions within the gated club community last year.
  • The SYMPHONIA, South Florida’s premier chamber orchestra, has announced that Dr. Orville Lawton, Howard Krooks, and Karen Fuller, have joined the organization’s Board of Directors.
  • As a freshman, Umberto Rosi loaded up leftovers from Einstein Bros. Bagels one January night and headed for Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach. There he handed out bagels to homeless strangers. Today, 2022 graduate Rosi is CEO of The Give Back Community, a nonprofit that has provided more than 10,000 free meals to the homeless. But to Rosi and the 500-plus volunteers who have helped, the homeless are no longer strangers. They are friends.
  • Two of the three Boca Raton City Council seats have been filled and Boca Raton didn’t need to wait until March 2023 to make a decision. Aside from the Mayor seat, both Seat A and B were up for grabs in the March 2023 election. Mayor Scott Singer announced on social media on Thursday evening that he has been re-elected for another term as Mayor. Singer, who won unopposed, will return for his second term as Mayor of Boca Raton.

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