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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Weekend Roundup: October 2-5, 2014

As Good as It Gets (PG-13), October 2nd at 1 p.m., Free movie showing at West Boca Library.

Classic Rock Therapy, October 2nd at 6 p.m., Free concert at Delray Marketplace.

Mommy, Mother Nature and Me: Turtle Time, October 3rd at 10:30 a.m. at Daggerwing Nature Center. Ages 2-5, $4 per child. Reservations required. Please call 561-629-8760.

Cafe de Cave, October 2nd and 3rd at 7:30 p.m. Musical comedy featuring the unique talents of Lynn University students, faculty and staff in a cabaret setting. Free event at the .

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Get Your Annual Mammogram

The Breast Center at West Boca Medical Center is offering complimentary chair massages with mammograms on Wednesday evenings.

The Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute is introducing Make Your Next Mammo a Day at the Beach. You can have a mammogram in a Sensory Suite by GE Healthcare which surrounds a woman with an interactive mammography experience designed to stimulate three senses: sight, smell and hearing. Call 561-955-4437 to schedule an appointment.

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Obituary: Dr. Harris Ripps

We found the following obituary for Dr. Ripps, who lived in a Boca Pointe condo since 2008:

Dr. Harris Ripps of Boca Raton, FL, passed away September 18 in Boston. An O.D. and M.D. Ph.D. from Columbia University. Dr. Ripps was formerly Professor of ophthalmology, visual science, anatomy, cell biology, physiology and biophysics and Chairman of Ophthalmological Research at New York University Medical School and later at the University of Illinois’ Chicago College of Medicine; and research scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA from 1968-2014.

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Restaurant Inspections for September: West Boca

We’ve decided to break down our restaurant inspection reports into east and west. This report is for West Boca, meaning generally west of Military Trail or zip codes 33428, 33498, 33496, 33434 and 33433.

The winners in this report, with zero violations on routine inspections, were:

Sushi Yoshee, one of our favorite places, which serves both Japanese and Korean food. It’s particularly impressive to have zero violations for a full service restaurant with such a broad menu.

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Lend a Hand in October

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There are many local events to take part in including The 2014 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. The Walk will take place October 25th at Mizner Park Amphitheater. If you are interested in participating, you can sign up online at Making Strides of South Palm Beach. The Walk starts at 8:30 a.m.

Other events include the Breast Cancer Awareness Month for Residents at Whitehall on October 7th and Taste of Delray Marketplace on October 9th from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. Patrons can purchase tickets for the Taste event online.

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