Published On: Fri, Sep 1st, 2023

Boca Beat ed. 630th – 09/01/2023

  • Pro golf Hall of Famer and defending champion Bernhard Langer, and LPGA pro and NBC/Golf Channel analyst and reporter Morgan Pressel will take part in Boca’s only PGA pro golf tournament, the TimberTech Championship Oct. 30 through Nov. 5 at the newly remodeled Old Course at Broken Sound.
  • In keeping with Boca West Country Club’s history of giving back to the community, it has launched Boca West Cares, a coordinated initiative in which members volunteer in the community throughout the year. 
  • B’nai Torah Congregation in Boca Raton today announced it is hosting a special Selichot Service or “Spiritual Symphony” and is inviting the entire community to attend. The free concert-style service will take place on Saturday, September 9th at 8:15 pm at the synagogue (6261 SW 18th Street, Boca Raton, FL 33433). Doors open at 8:15 p.m. and the service will begin at 9:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is recommended at
  • Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family Service (Alpert JFS) announced today that Florida State Senator Lori Berman and State Representative Kim Berfield together secured $1,911,233 in funding for Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training in Florida.
  • Now in its fourth year of producing one-act plays by local playwrights, the Delray Beach Playhouse’s Festival of New Plays 2023 will be held on October 21 and 22, 2023. Nine one-act plays by local playwrights, and read by local actors, will showcase the diverse and talented theatrical community of South Florida. The event will take place at the Delray Beach Playhouse.
  • JARC Florida, a non-profit, non-sectarian organization that provides programs and services to educate and empower adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, held its annual ‘Cocktails for JARC’ event at THRōW Social in Delray Beach, Fla. on Tuesday, August 15, 2023. The fun evening of music, axe-throwing, games and cocktails was attended by 160 people and raised over $30,000, benefitting JARC’s various programs and services.
  • The holidays will soon be upon us and what better way to get into the spirit than with one of the most anticipated events of the season, Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches’ Tree Lighting Celebration
  • Today, ABA Centers of Florida unveiled its Florida flagship autism care  center in a morning ribbon cutting ceremony. This impressive, strategically designed play space will provide children with a vibrant and engaging environment to receive the therapy lessons that will help them navigate a  life on the spectrum and teach them the tools to live a more robust and fulfilling life. 
  • The TimberTech Championship is pleased to announce that for the second consecutive year, a $400,000 donation has been made to the Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation, part of Baptist Health South Florida. The money was raised through the TimberTech Championship, a PGA TOUR Champions playoff event held last November in Boca Raton.
  • Florida Atlantic University’s Department of History presents, “The Right to Vote: The Contested History of Democracy in the United States,” on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 4 p.m., in the University Theatre, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. The lecture will be presented by Alex Keyssar, Ph.D., the Matthew W. Stirling Professor of History and Social Policy at Harvard University and an Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer, as part of the John O’Sullivan Memorial Lecture Series.
  • Internationally-renowned mixed media artist, Jane Lawton Baldridge, has announced her next showcase, ‘Navigation Oceana,’ a solo exhibition of her Sea Story Paintings that are specific to places of her ocean adventures. Beginning on Sept. 7, 2023, the exhibition will be open to the public at the Palm Beach Art, Antiques & Design Showroom (500 N. Dixie Hwy, Lake Worth, FL) on Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Worldwide, the practice of preparing agricultural fields by burning crop residue contributes large quantities of gaseous pollutants and aerosol particles to the atmosphere and is a known cardiorespiratory health hazard. It has been shown that combustion byproducts in smoke cross the blood-brain barrier causing brain inflammation, and repeated inhalation of smoke can contribute to cognitive decline and dementia among older adults.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic took disinfecting to new heights. Now, a new study examining a commonly used item might convince you not to let your guard down just yet. Researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science tested wristbands of various textures to determine their risk for harboring potentially harmful pathogenic bacteria. Despite being worn daily, routine cleaning of wristbands is generally overlooked or simply ignored.
  • Florida Atlantic University is now among Washington Monthly’s top 50 universities in its annual College Guide. FAU was ranked No. 46 overall among the nation’s best public and private universities for 2023, jumping from last year’s ranking of No. 72, and No. 13 out of 288 schools in the magazine’s “Best Bang for the Buck Rankings: Southeast,” rising from No. 16 last year.

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