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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Chili’s Give Back Night

The Hammock Pointe Elementary’s PTO invites you to a Chili’s Give Back Event to benefit The Palm Beach County School District Police Dog Program.

The Give Back Night is March 12th from 4 to 9 p.m. Both Boca Raton locations are participating: 21078 Saint Andrews Boulevard and 21769 State Road 7. The School will be donating all monies raised to the Palm Beach County School District Police to help them purchase another police dog for our schools. Bring the Give Back Flyer with you to receive credit for the sale.

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Mommy, Mother Nature & Me

Daggerwing Nature Center is having “Turtle Time” on March 3rd at 10:30 a.m. Get ready to jump and shout with Mother Nature through stories, live animals, activities and a craft specifically designed for toddlers and preschoolers! The program is for children ages 2-5 and is $4 per child. To register, call 561-629-8760. Daggerwing Nature Center is located in the South County Regional Park.

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Best Foot Forward Kicks Off Circle of Friends 2015 Celebration

Cristino Fine Jewelry of Boca Raton generously hosted a Kickoff Party to raise awareness of Best Foot Forward’s mission to improve educational outcomes for children in foster care in Palm Beach County and to promote the Circle of Friends 2015 Celebration which will be held on April 10, 2015 at Boca West Country Club. Best Foot Forward supporters enjoyed a spectacular Trunk Show featuring HERA Jewelry presented by designer Hera Arkarakas. Guests included Honorary Chairs, Lisa Leder and Andrew Levine.

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Pavo Real Gallery Raises Money for N.I.C.K.’s Camp

The Pavo Real Gallery’s 13th Annual “Frogman” Event raised $1,000 for N.I.C.K.’s Camp (Nothing’s Impossible for Cancer Kids)—a summer program at the Boggy Creek Camp Facility in Eustis, Fla. for children with cancer, sponsored by the Chiera Family Foundation.  This year, Randall Grenadier, N.I.C.K’s Camp attendee, enjoyed the Frogman-filled weekend, where she had a chance to pick out one of her own bronze frog sculptures, specially signed by the “Frogman.” His exquisite work—bronze frog sculptures that range in size from miniature to monumental and feature vibrant patina finishes—have become favorites to many including Oprah, Justin Timberlake and Samuel L. Jackson.

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Hundreds Volunteer for Mitzvah Day

Hundreds Volunteer for Congregation B’Nai Israel’s 22nd Annual Lori Sklar Mitzvah Day

More than 300 members of Congregation B’nai Israel spent Sunday, February 22nd at the synagogue dedicating a day to acts of human kindness at the 22nd Annual Lori Sklar Mitzvah Day. Members performed a variety of “Mitzvot” for more than 20 local non-profits.

Congregants made blankets to be distributed to local hospitals and cancer treatment facilities by Blanket Buddies, baked cookies and made more than 500 peanut butter & jelly sandwiches to feed the hungry at The Caring Kitchen, clipped coupons for Coupon Cadets for Military Families, sorted clothing collections for Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services and created thank you cards for the city of Boca Fire Rescue. They also cleaned shoes for In Jacob’s Shoes, sorted food donations for the Palm Beach County Fire Bank, donated blood to One Blood and were tested by the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation.

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