Published On: Fri, Mar 3rd, 2023

Boca Beat ed. 604th – 03/03/2023

  • Five professors from varied academic disciplines have been selected as Palm Beach State College’s 2023 recipients of the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Excellence Awards. NISOD annually recognizes faculty and staff chosen by their respective community and technical colleges for excellence in teaching and learning. The award winners will be recognized at NISOD’s annual International Conference on Teaching and Learning Excellence, which is scheduled for May 27-30 in Austin, Texas.
  • More than 500 current and former participants of federally funded TRIO programs run by Palm Beach State and other colleges, universities and nonprofit organizations came together for a South Florida National TRIO Day celebration Feb. 25 at Palm Beach State College’s Lake Worth campus. Palm Beach State hosted the event for the first time in partnership with TRIO programs from Broward College, Florida International University, Miami Dade College, Florida Atlantic University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Indian River State College, Frost Science Museum and the League of United Latin American Citizens.
  • A new Florida Atlantic University study on America’s urban travel trends shows important variations in travel behaviors across income, home ownership, ethnicity, gender, age, and life-cycle stages. The sixth in a series of studies compared changes in travel modes, trip frequency, trip distance and vehicle ownership among a range of socioeconomic groups using nationwide travel survey data since 1977. 
  • Students at A.D. Henderson University School in Boca Raton were able to get a glimpse into their potential future as more than 40 presenters dropped by for Career Day today. Professionals presented in an array of fields – ranging from archaeology and biology, to firefighting and law enforcement, to many different specializations in athletics and the medical field. Students, from kindergarten through ninth grade, also were allowed to dress up as the career of their choice.
  • The Olympic Heights competitive cheerleading team has wrapped up its most successful season to date with a third-place finish at the national championships. The team’s accomplishment is a testament to the hard work and dedication of its members, who have been working tirelessly since the start of the season to achieve their goals.
  • Boca Raton’s luxury real estate market has seen a significant surge in interest lately, thanks to a growing number of millionaires looking to buy second homes in the area. According to a recent report by CNBC, this trend is part of a larger trend of wealthy Americans seeking out second homes in towns across the United States.
  • Thanks to the generous support of fundraisers, sponsors and more than 500 runners, walkers, and cyclists, the 13th Annual LOOP for Literacy raised a record $88,000! The proceeds will fund literacy programs provided by the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County. The Coalition focuses on helping children and adults succeed in school and life.
  • Boca Helping Hands (BHH) has appointed Katherine Alano to the role of Financial Controller of the non-profit organization. Ms. Alano has over 25 years’ experience in financial management for private, government and non-profit industries. She has held executive roles in several high-profile organizations including the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers; the largest performing arts center in the Southeast, The Straz Center; a leading IT Recruiting firm, Veredus Corporation; and the designer brand Bugatchi Uomo. 
  • Student teams from local school districts, surrounding states and some international teams, will participate in the FIRST® Robotics Competition South Florida Regional for an opportunity to win regional recognition for design excellence, sportsmanship, teamwork, and more, and advance to the FIRST Championship competition. The public is encouraged to attend, catch the excitement of this intense competition, and cheer on their favorite teams. Admission is free.
  • The much-anticipated Festival of the Arts Boca returns to the Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real in Boca Raton, from March 3 – 12, with a celebration of the arts through performances, lectures, and conversations. “From the Young People’s Chorus of New York City and Young Singers of the Palm Beaches to the winner of our Young Artist Competition, flutist Kara Ravaschieri, this year’s program highlights our mission of promoting the spirit and talent of our youth,” said Joanna Marie Kaye, executive director of the Festival of the Arts Boca.  She adds that everyone can attend worry-free: “The audience will continue to enjoy our open-air tented venue with ample, well-spaced seat placement.”
  • The Boca Raton Police are thankful for the assistance of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the United States Air Force’s 482 Explosive Ordinance Disposal Flight yesterday while investigating a report of a barricaded subject with a grenade along the 30 block of SW 5th Way. The subject, identified as 61-year-old Justin Moore, was believed to be inside his residence with a live grenade and other weapons.
  • The Boynton Beach PAL Basketball Program is hosting All-Star Team tryouts on Friday, March 3 from 6 pm – 9 pm at the Ezell Hester, Jr. Community Center (1901 N. Seacrest Blvd.) in Boynton Beach. The top young men (ages 17-19) who try out will be selected for the team and compete in the Necelina McDonald (NMMF) Memorial Foundation basketball tournament in Brooklyn, New York this April.
  •  JARC Florida, a non-profit, non-sectarian organization that provides programs and services to educate and empower individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is hosting its 37th Annual Gala on Sunday, March 19, 2023 at Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton, Florida. The event kicks off at 6:00 pm with cocktails followed by the program start and dinner at 7:00 pm. The Aladdin-themed event invokes the Genie from the Lamp to grant JARC FL’s wish that you join them for the evening of dinner and dancing.
  • West Palm Beach-based Hanley Foundation has announced that Rachel Pappert Docekal, MBA, Ed.D. will return to take the helm as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer, effective March 1. Docekal will oversee Board and donor relations, while creating strategies to support Hanley’s lifesaving programs and expansion initiatives.

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