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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Register for West Boca Basketball

Registration for the spring season 2015 of West Boca Basketball is now open. Children ages 5-18 are welcome. There are separate divisions for boys and girls ages 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-15. The regular season runs 10 weeks. Practices are held at a number of parks and schools in West Boca and last 90 minutes or less.

The registration fee is $120 prior to January 1, 2014. The standard rate prior to January 9th is $135. Players and coaches may register online. For more information, call 561-482-1136.

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Holiday Break Camp at Osprey Point

The Don Law Golf Academy is offering a Holiday break camp for kids ages 4-16. Kids of all skill levels can learn golf in a fun and creative environment. The camp runs December 22-24, 26, 29-31 and January 2. They are also offering a camp on January 19th.

The camp takes place at Osprey Point. They offer half day, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and full day 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A half day costs $70 and a full day costs $95. There are also multi-day packages. For more information, call 561-451-1128.

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Winter Concert at West Boca High

On December 9th, the West Boca Raton High School Vanguard performed another outstanding concert, proving that their Superior rating isn’t just for show. For the whole performance, around an hour and a half, most of the seats in the auditorium were filled with students, families, parents, and staff. The concert was full of festive, seasonal music and powerful, contemporary songs, helping kick off this holiday season.

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Winter Break Activities for Families

The School Break for Palm Beach County starts December 20th and ends January 5th. If you are not traveling, there is still plenty to do with the kids in the West Boca area:

Go see a show:

Mame is playing at The Wick Theatre until December 28th. Tickets are $72 online.

There is a Free Magic Show on December 20th at 11 a.m. at The Shops at Boca Center.

The Tail Waggers Dog Circus is playing at The Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park. The show is December 27th at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

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Crime Map for Early December

Prompted by some recent reader reports, we took at look at the crime map for the first half of the month. We see the typical economic crimes where the stores are along 441 and Glades Road. Also notable are a bunch of car break-ins and vehicle thefts in Boca Del Mar and the Boca Pointe area.

Despite its negative reputation, there seem to have been fewer than usual crimes in West Sandalfoot (aka Watergate Estates) and east of 441 in Sandalfoot Cove.

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