Weekly Newsletter

We’re starting a weekly newsletter. Most people find out about our articles through Facebook, which doesn’t show every article to every person who “Likes” our Facebook page. Some articles do very well, while others don’t reach many people.

We can tell a lot of people miss a lot of our articles. Some complain that all we write about is crime, when that’s at most 20% of what we cover. Others ask questions that we’ve already answered (“What’s going on with the old Walmart?”).

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West Boca Weekend

Learn some facts about Bats on April 16th at the West Boca Library. Kids ages 5-10 can enjoy a story, and create a bat-inspired craft. The fun starts at 3:30 p.m. Call 470-1600 to preregister.

Go see Legally Blonde, the Musical, on April 17th at Spanish River High School. The show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Student Tickets are $5. Other showtimes are April 18th at 7 p.m. and April 19th at 2 p.m.

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First Day of School is August 17th

According to the Palm Beach Post, the start date for the Palm Beach County 2015-16 school year has been changed from August 24th to August 17th. The article states that Governor Scott signed a law giving county school districts more flexibility.

Although the Palm Beach County School District has not put out a press release on the matter, the latest calendar indicates August 17th as the first day of classes.

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The Criminals Win

West Boca News has decided we will no longer cover arrests. We have experienced too much harassment and we see a sentiment in at least part of the community that reporting on arrests is more offensive than committing crimes. Crime reporting has become a much smaller part of what we do anyway.

Fortunately for those who want to follow crime news, there are other sources. Our friends at Boca News Now cover some crime stories. And there’s a website that seems to report every arrest: Boca Busted, with a very active Facebook page. We have been using that as a resource for several months.

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Boca Falls Resident Hit for DUI

Normally we would not cover a simple DUI arrest but we noticed this one in Boca News Now and we found quite a bit more.

Frank Aceste (27) was arrested by Boca Raton city police for DUI, either late Friday night or early Saturday morning. He was released Saturday around noon.

The longtime Boca Falls resident has a substantial history in local courts. Between Palm Beach and Broward we count a total of over 30 cases. These include burglary and grand theft felonies from 2008, and a drug felony from 2013, along with numerous traffic tickets ranging from minor to fairly serious.

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Sexy and Sad: Slow Burn Does Rent

Left to right: Rayner Gabriel Garranchan, Abby Perkins, Bruno Faria (top), Mike Westrich (bottom), Bruno Vida, Darrick Penny (top), Christina Alexander (bottom) and Amy Tanner.

Last night we saw Rent at West Boca High School, put on by the local professional Slow Burn Theatre Company. They took a sad story and made it fun and sexy. As a warning to those who might be bothered, there is some very brief female nudity in the show. Director Patrick Fitzwater reassured the audience that they’re “all local boobs,” bringing cheers from a number of older women in the crowd.

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