Published On: Mon, Aug 28th, 2023

Boca Beat ed. 629th – 08/25/2023

  • Driven by heightened donor generosity, commitment to educational advancement, and the community’s embrace, the 13th Annual White Coats-4-Care (WC4C) major scholarship fundraiser bestowed a warm welcome to 80 students enrolled in this year’s new class at Florida Atlantic University’s Schmidt College of Medicine (CoM).
  •  Onessimo Fine Art, South Florida’s premier contemporary fine art gallery, presents Burner: The Exhibition. BURNER is a next-level, not-to-be-missed, traveling exhibition of urban artworks featuring thought-provoking art by some of the most recognizable names in the graffiti art movement including: Banksy, KEF!, Anthony Lister, Mr. Doodle, Kaws, Vinnie Nylon, Takashi Murakami, Reka One, Ben Eine, Dotmaster, and several other blue-chip Artists
  • International Overdose Awareness Day is on August 31st, and to increase awareness of this critical topic, Hanley Foundation has launched an innovative Safe Prescribing Initiative, designed to inform parents, patients and healthcare providers on the risks associated with the prescription of opioids to the pediatric population. 
  • Palm Beach County ranks sixth (top 35%) in the State of Florida, for counties with a population of over 200,000, for traffic crashes resulting in serious and fatal injuries to pedestrians and bicyclists. In 2022, in Palm Beach County, pedestrians and bicyclists were involved in 1,372 collisions, resulting in 135 serious injury crashes, and 69 fatalities.
  • Boca Helping Hands (BHH) will hold its annual Bowling for Bread event on Sunday, August 27 at Bowlero, 21046 Commercial Trail, Boca Raton. BHH invites kids from local children’s charities to attend at no cost to enjoy an afternoon of bowling, food, and prize giveaways. Proceeds from the event will support the BHH weekend meal program and participating children’s charities.  
  •  More than 200 guests attended Hanley Foundation’s 2nd Annual Boca Celebrity Cookoff, recently held at the Waterstone Resort and Marina  in Boca Raton. The event included a gourmet happy hour with appetizers, a signature mocktail, raffles and entertainment and was a Boca Chamber Festival Days event. 
  • To help residents stay comfortable in the summer heat, the City of Delray Beach’s Development Services Department offers an expedited permit process, called “walk through” permits. Walk through permits are available for emergencies such as air conditioning, roof, and water heater repairs or replacements.
  • The Achievement Centers for Children & Families (ACCF), which provides free, high quality, affordable Early Childhood Education, kicks off their annual Adopt-A-Class and Adopt-A-Program initiatives and is seeking support from the community. Donors can make a one-time donation of $1,500 to adopt a classroom or program, which provides supplies and funding throughout the school year.
  • On Aug. 29, Goodyear will celebrate its 125th anniversary and longstanding presence in communities around the world. To celebrate this monumental anniversary, the Goodyear Blimp based in Florida will be flying overhead West Palm Beach on Aug. 29th to celebrate the blimp’s long tenure in Florida, marking 44 years the Goodyear Blimp has been stationed in Pompano Beach.
  • Mallory and Carlo Villarosa shop at Sprouts Farmers Market in Deerfield Beach. But since they were in the neighborhood, they checked out the grand opening of the West Boca store at 9831 Glades Road just east of U.S. 441.  
  • The Gumbo Limbo Coastal Stewards (GLCS), a nonprofit conservation organization that promotes coastal conservation, supports and funds the activities of sea turtle rescue, rehabilitation, research and release activities (STR) at the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton, is pleased to announce the hiring of several senior professional staff members. 
  • Boca Dance Studio proudly announces the official grand opening of its new expansion from five dance studios to seven in a new space inside the Shoppes at Village Pointe. The event was marked by a celebratory ribbon-cutting ceremony, symbolizing the studio’s dedication to growth in the Boca Raton community. 
  • A very rare whale was found struggling by the public in the shallow waters around Tavernier Key (part of the Florida Keys) on Sunday afternoon. Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder, the only non-profit responsible for the rescue of sick or injured whales and dolphins in the Florida Keys, responded immediately only to find the animal was already deceased.
  • Theatre Lab, the professional resident company of Florida Atlantic University, has announced the opening of the 2023-24 season with a Heckscher Theatre for Families production. This year’s offering is the Florida Premiere of “The Many Wondrous Realities of Jasmine Starr-Kidd,” by Stephen Brown.
  • Florida Atlantic University’s chapter of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) was recently honored with the inaugural Chapter of Excellence Award during the NAI Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
  • As a young child, Robert “Bob” Koo wanted to pay it forward. His years at a New York City Chinatown parochial school inspired him to educate others to the value and practice of giving. Through Bob’s direction, the school generated grant funding and established a community soup kitchen, serving 20,000 individuals in need. That was just the beginning.

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