Gabriela Villamonte

Gabriela is a senior at the University of Florida studying journalism with an outside concentration on criminology. She enjoys writing community pieces and about the latest in Boca Raton. In her free time, she enjoys watching movies, biking and reading.

By Gabriela Villamonte On Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021

Celebrating Juneteenth and the Debut of New Nonprofit Organization

On Saturday, the Juneteenth festival: Unity X Black Excellence made its debut in Riviera Beach Marina Village. The event was hosted by the new nonprofit, Juneteenth of Palm Beach County.  Starting More...

By Gabriela Villamonte On Thursday, June 17th, 2021

Masks and Sunscreen on: Summer Camps Returning After a Year of Lockdown

After a year of lockdown, summer camps are back with new adapted policies for the pandemic.  To some, the summer of 2020 will always be a long case of the quarantine blues. Some parents, however, will always More...

By Gabriela Villamonte On Saturday, June 12th, 2021

“For the Record: Celebrating Art Created by Women” Exhibition Opens at Norton Museum of Art

On Friday, the Norton Museum of Art opened its doors to its newest exhibition “For the Record: Celebrating Art Created by Women.”  Viola Frey’s Weeping Woman lies in the middle of the exhibition. More...

By Gabriela Villamonte On Thursday, June 10th, 2021

Lazy Dog Making its Florida Debut in Boca Raton

Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar makes its first appearance in the state of Florida by opening in Boca Raton.  Nationally known for its dog-friendly environment, the chain requested Palm Beach County to amend More...

By Gabriela Villamonte On Thursday, June 3rd, 2021

2021 Boca Raton Hurricane Season Preparation

As of June 1, hurricane season has arrived and the time to prepare is now.  City of Boca Raton Communication & Marketing manager, Annie Marie Connolly said that the City encourages people to start to More...

By Gabriela Villamonte On Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021

Memorial Growing and Neighbors Calling for Change After Boca Raton Crash

A memorial is growing as of Monday after victims of the Boca Raton crash were identified.  Memorial growing for the victims of the early Sunday crash in Boca Raton. Photo sourced from WPTV. Flowers, More...

By Gabriela Villamonte On Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021

Florida Governor Signs “Fairness in Women’s Sport Act” Into Law

On Tuesday, Gov. Ron Desantis signed new bill that will not allow transgender girls to compete in women’s sports.   According to WPTV’s article, “The measure, which has been heavily criticized by both More...

By Gabriela Villamonte On Thursday, May 27th, 2021

Spike in Water Bill Leaves Boca Raton Residents Worried

Boca Raton residents are noticing and complaining about their water bills increasing in cost.   According to an article by WPEC, residents living near Old Floresta and Boca Square are seeing their More...

By Gabriela Villamonte On Tuesday, May 25th, 2021

Antisemitic Incidents Increase 40 Percent Within the Last Year

According to WPTV, South Florida’s Jewish community is investing in security as antisemitic incidents rise.  The Anti-Defamation League, also known as ADL, stated that Florida contained the fourth highest More...

By Gabriela Villamonte On Monday, May 24th, 2021

Famous New York Steakhouse Coming to Boca Raton

Manhattan’s Gallagher’s steakhouse is coming to Boca Raton.  Owner Dean Poll owns a condo in Boca Raton and is familiar with the South Florida market. Photo sourced from Gallagher’s Steakhouse. According More...

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