Published On: Fri, Apr 28th, 2023

Boca Beat ed. 612th – 04/28/2023

  • More than 3,500 Florida Power & Light Company (FPL)participated in the company’s comprehensive annual storm drill designed to test their response to a simulated hurricane. The weeklong drill is an important component of FPL’s extensive year-round training to ensure employees are ready to respond when customers need them most.
  • The International WeLoveU Foundation and Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast have teamed up to launch an Earth Week Initiative that aims to educate and inspire students to take care of the planet. The initiative included a series of webinars and a beach clean-up event. The webinar series, which was streamed in schools across Palm Beach & the Treasure Coast, ran from Monday, April 17th to Friday, April 23rd, 2023, from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. EST
  •  BlueIvy Communications, a Delray Beach-based public relations and communications agency, has launched Business Optimization Speaker Series (BOSS) just in time for Small Business Month, which is celebrated in May every year. BOSS will be a series of guest speakers that will discuss specific topics in business of which founders and entrepreneurs should be aware. The series will be moderated by BlueIvy Founder and President, Melissa Perlman, and the first event will be held on Thursday, May 4th at 6pm in West Palm Beach at 1909 and feature Michael Pike, Managing Partner of Pike & Lustig.
  • Palm Beach County  Is pleased to announce that it will be having a photography exhibition “Camera Ready” in the Lake Park Library Schuyler Gallery/Meeting Room May 1 – June 30, 2023 at 529 Park Avenue, Lake Park. An Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, May 6th at 1:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to meet the artists and enjoy refreshments as they view the art.
  • Caron Treatment Centers, an internationally recognized nonprofit expert in behavioral health, is shining a light on its new standalone Mental Health Program during May’s Mental Health Awareness Month. Launched to address the growing need for quality mental health care, Caron Florida currently offers the program at its Beacon Square offices located at 7789 NW Beacon Square Blvd. in Boca Raton.
  • Every nine minutes, a child is a victim of sexual abuse and assault ( Of those children who are sexually abused, 90% are abused by someone they know and trust. In the past 25 years, more than 575 cases of child sexual abuse have been reported at camps in North America. With summer around the corner, Center for Child Counseling (CFCC) wants to ensure every camper across the United States is protected and safe from abuse. CampSafe® is an online training designed to provide camp leadership and staff with the awareness and knowledge needed to prevent child sexual abuse. 
  • Menemsha Films is proud to announce that the acclaimed documentary film “Israel Swings For Gold” will make its North American theatrical premiere in South Florida starting May 5th, exclusively at Movies of Delray in Delray Beach and Movies of Lake Worth in Lake Worth. Team Israel Olympian Tal Erel and director Daniel A. Miller will be in person opening weekend to meet fans and sign autographs. Tal Erel will be joined by his teammate, former Major League Baseball player Ryan Lavarnway in theaters for the second weekend. 
  •  The Boca Raton Public Library is launching its annual Summer Reading program with the theme, “Imagine Your Story,” on May 1, 2023. Generously supported by Friends of the Boca Raton Public Library, this year’s fairytale-themed program will inspire all ages to discover the magic of reading.
  •  The race is on to support biodiversity in a big way. Cities in ​Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties have partnered as the South Florida team in the City Nature Challenge (CNC). 
  •  The Junior League of Boca Raton launched its fourth annual Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI), a week-long awareness campaign, that was held March 27th-31st, to raise funds toward its mission and to help underserved women and children. The kickoff reception was held at The Seagate Hotel & Spa on March 9th where attendees enjoyed canapés and drinks and wore black dresses to raise awareness for the campaign. 
  • Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters has received a $1 million gift from Marilyn and Jay Weinberg that will support Holocaust, Jewish studies and human rights educational programs. In recognition of their gift, FAU’s Board of Trustees today approved naming the lobby of the future Kurt and Marilyn Wallach Holocaust and Jewish Studies Building in honor of the Weinbergs. It will be known as the Marilyn and Jay Weinberg Grand Lobby.

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