Robert’s Report – February 23 2018

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There’s a new restaurant in town. Healthy living, according to Andrew Weil, M.D. True Food co-founder, starts at their table where they merge nutrient-rich ingredients with a flavor-forward menu. The True Food Kitchen employs the principles of Dr. Erik’s anti-inflammatory food pyramid. The restaurant believes in selecting and preparing simple and delicious foods to help people achieve and maintain optimal health. Their ingredients are sustainably sourced and responsibly raised so guests can trust their food and the True Food Kitchen.

It was another great night as the the 25th Annual Cowboy Ball was held at Mizner Park AmphitheaterTim Snow certainly knows how the throw a Ho down! Great music, great food, great spirits. A great fundraiser for the George Snow Scholarship Fund.

We saw a new movement born this week.  Students, particularly those from Marjory Stoneman High School,  are fed up with the failure of the government to protect them in light of the mass shooting that took 17 innocent lives. The students are demanding the enactment of common-sense gun violence prevention laws, supported by a vast majority of Americans! The destruction of young lives cannot go on. Thoughts & prayers are not enough – these students are demanding action. Protection – Mental Health Counseling – Background Checks on ALL gun sales!

Here’s a partial list of upcoming Marjory Stoneman HS events:

Benefit Concert for Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS

Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. at Revolution Live, 100 SW Third Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Rock out Friday night with a benefit concert to aid survivors, victims’ families, and first responders. Acts include Austin Mahone, Saigon Kick, Jack & Jack, The Reis Brothers, God Damn Hustle, and more. Tickets $19 with 100 percent of proceeds being donation; 50 percent of bar sales will be donated. Visit Facebook.com/events/2104678213085299.

United As One: #MSDStrong

Feb. 24 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Silver Lakes Softball Park 17601 SW Second St. in Pembroke Pines. Students have organized a “ceremony of hope” and “field of remembrance” for those who were killed. Call Jen Sotarakis at 954/298-2708.

Cabo Flats Fundraiser Lunch

Feb. 25 from noon to 4 p.m. at all Cabo Flats locations (Delray Beach, West Palm Beach, Jupter, Pembroke Pines, Doral City Place, and the Dolphin Mall). A portion of lunch proceeds will benefit the families of the Stoneman Douglas shooting. Visit CaboFlats.com.

I Heart Mac & Cheese Stoneman Douglas Fundraiser

Feb. 25 from noon to 4 p.m. at I Heart Mac & Cheese locations (Parkland, Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale, and Pembroke Pines). A portion of sales will benefit the families of the shooting victims—many employees at the Parkland store are students at Stoneman Douglas High School. Visit iheartmacandcheese.com.

Parkland Strong Fundraising Event

Feb. 25 from 2 to 9 p.m. at Frank & Dinos, 39 SE First Ave. in Boca Raton. Marjorie Stoneman Douglas students Nicholas Vaccarezza, Michael Vaccarezza, and Madison Ciccone will be at the event to help raise money, with all proceeds benefiting shooting victims. Call 561/218-4636 or visit frankanddinos.com.

Casino Night Fundraiser

March 3 from 7 to 11:30 p.m. at Heron Bay Plaza Del Lago, 11535 Osprey Trail in Parkland. The Parkland Pokers baseball team is donating a portion of proceeds from their travel fundraiser to the Stoneman Douglas victims. Tickets $100. Call 954/204-8722 or visit pokers11u.seatyourself.biz.

Stoneman Douglas Victims Fundraiser Concert

March 4 from 1 to 11 p.m. at O’Malleys Sports Bar, 1388 N. State Road 7 in Margate. Crush, The Flyers, Knockdown, The Groove, Chemradery, The Vive, NZM Band, and Scattered State will be performing a benefit concert with proceeds going to the Stoneman Douglas Victims’ Fund. Plus, a candlelight vigil, raffles, a “forever in our hearts” bracelet in Stoneman Douglas colors, food, and more.

Visit Facebook.com/events/817042348488962.

Majory Stoneman Douglas FUNdraiser

March 9 at 10:30 a.m. at Little Town Play, 15200 Jog Road in Delray Beach. Bring your little ones for snacks, play time, face painting, a bake sale, and t-shirt sales. Proceeds will benefit Moms Demand Action and the Stoneman Douglas Victims’ Fund. Call 561/562-5661 or visit Facebook.com/events/145900779419927.

The 4th Annual Alzheimer’s Luncheon, took  place on Friday, February 23, 2018, at Boca West Country Club, to benefit the Louis & Anne Green Memory and Wellness Center, the Alzheimer’s Association and Alzheimer’s Community Care. This was the first event ever in South Florida that all three of these organizations will combine forces together, united to raise funds and awareness concerning dementia and Alzheimer’s in our community. This year’s Honorees were Marilyn Weinberg (on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Association); Mary Barnes (on behalf of Alzheimer’s Community Care); and Terry Fedele (on behalf of the Louis & Anne Green Memory and Wellness Center). Over 1000 business, community and political leaders attended to support finding a cure for this horrific disease that affects so many South Florida residents. Dick Schmidt was  the Keynote Speaker. His time is filled with philanthropic endeavors, which he spearheads with his wife, Barbara, an international bestselling author, in her own right. Dick’s recent novel, Memory Road, is a thriller about a retired senior CIA agent suffering from Alzheimer’s evading the world’s leading intelligence agencies. The book targets the challenges of Alzheimer’s, focusing on one man’s journey to find home. Dick is also the author of The Boy and the Dolphin. Judy Herman, a former “Jeopardy” champion, and an avid puzzle and games enthusiast, hosted cerebral challenges for the audience.

Coming up:

The Festival of the Arts returns to Mizner Park Amphitheater for its 11th season on Friday February 23rd at 7:30PM with Grammy Award winning American soprano Kathleen Battle. Itzhak Perlman returns to the amphitheatre stage on Saturday February 24th at 8PM. Perlman is the reigning virtuoso of the violin. On Sunday February 23rd the Festival presents Grupo Company Segundo, an iconic band from Havana Cuba. The show begins at 7PM Don’t miss Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & friends present an evening of music, poetry and prose on Friday March 2rd at 7:30PM. The Festival of the Arts concludes on Sunday March 4th with a special presentation of ET the Extra-Terrestrial. As in years past, the film will be accompanied by The Symphonia Boca Raton & Constatine Kitsopoulos, conductor. The movie presentation begins at 6PM. Tickets to the Festival of the Arts Boca (designed to promote the cultural arts and to enrich the quality of life of the residents of Boca Raton) are available for these events (and others) at www.FestivalOfTheArtsBoca.org or through the box office at 866.571.2787 

Join Gumbo Limbo Nature Center for our Sea Turtle Day on February 24th as they celebrate sea turtles!  This fun-filled family day of environmental education will be packed with exciting things to see and do, including presentations, face painting, aquarium feedings, children’s theater, guided boardwalk tours, kid’s crafts, awesome booths, and more!

The Original Florida Follies a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to helping children-in-need presents their 2018 show: \”AGE IS JUST A NUMBER\”. The final performance will be  on Sunday 25th, 2:00pm at Olympic Heights Theater, Lyons Rd. in Boca Raton. This Broadway style revue features precision dance, singer Don Stansfield and DooWop group The Paradons. Performers include retired show-business veterans aged 60-94 years young, including former Radio City Music Hall Rockettes, Broadway dancers, Showgirls and more! Call for tickets: 954-445-4232

On Sunday, the 25th the entire community is invited to enjoy a day full of fun, including rides, games, food, drinks, music and more in celebration of Purim.

Register today at http://www.jewishboca.org/purim

Cost: In advance: $10 per child; $50 family maximum

At door: $15 per child; $60 family maximum

For more information contact Michelle Archambault at MichelleAR@bocafed.org.

In Partnership with:

• Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center

• B’nai Torah Congregation

• Boca Jewish Center

• Boca Raton Synagogue

• Chabad of Central Boca Raton

• Chabad of West Boca Raton

• Congregation B’nai Israel

• Congregation Shaarei Kodesh

• Deborah & Larry D. Silver Center for Jewish Engagement

• Jacobson Jewish Community Foundation

• Jewish Association for Residential Care (JARC)

• Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County

• PJ Library® in South Palm Beach County

• Temple Beth El of Boca Raton

Also on the 25th the Florida Intergenerational Orchestra will be presenting

“Meet the Music” FREE Concert Bring your favorite stuffed animal friends including but not limited to Teddy, Snoopy, Elmo, Kermit, and Lambchop Boca Raton, Florida-The Florida Intergenerational Orchestra is set to celebrate its 2nd concert of its 13th season in Boca Raton, with a FREE concert sponsored by the MGN Family Foundation called “Meet the Music,” to be held at O’Shea Hall on the grounds of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 22094 Lyons Road in Boca Raton.

The City of Boca Raton is hosting a public outreach meeting for the Rutherford Park and Lake Wyman restoration project on February 26 at 6:00 p.m. at the Downtown Library. The City is seeking public input on the renovation of the parks, which may include new motorized boat launch ramps, trailer parking, canoe and kayaking trails and renovated boardwalks. In addition to the proposed boat ramps, the project will rehabilitate and enhance the overall waterfront access including the canoe and kayak trails, a new boardwalk, trailer parking spaces, bathroom facilities, a bridge/culvert structure, floating docks, channel to intracoastal, channel markers, channel dredge volume and a boat wash-down area. Residents are encouraged to attend and participate in this historic waterfront park renovation.

On Tuesday, the 27th, Ante up for the Levis JCC Poker Tournament at the Seminole Casino,   $125 per person includes late night bites and two drinks. Winners share cash prizes of $2,000 (based on number of participants). All poker skill levels welcome.

Melissa Dohme Hill will be the keynote speaker at the AVDA Heart of a Woman Luncheon on February 28th at Royal Palm Yacht Club.  Melissa, after being attacked and stabbed 32 times by her ex-boyfriend, developed the conviction to become an advocate and speak out against domestic violence.  She feels every day she walks into work to help others, she is fulfilling her life purpose of why she was saved that horrific night.

Levis JCC will be holding a 5K sprint/walk the evening of  March 1st. All finishers will receive a finisher medal! Trophies for age group finishers! 

5:30-6:30 p.m. Registration & packet pick-up

7:00 p.m. 5K Run & Walk

Following the race, enjoy refreshments from Lime Fresh Mexican Grill, Fit Foods Cafe, Krave Jerky, Kennewsaw Juice, GoGo SqueeZ, Whole Foods Market, Raw Juce and beer from Barrel of Monks Brewing (must be 21 with ID for beer) Entry Fee $30 until Feb 18 • $35 Feb 19-28 • $40 Race Day

On March 2nd don’t miss Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & Friends for an evening of music, poetry and prose. This performance has already been enthusiastically received by sold-out audiences and is scheduled in important venues, including Carnegie Hall, over the next several months as part of a tour promoting the group’s new recording on Universal Classics.

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Robert Weinroth

Robert S Weinroth was first elected to the Boca Raton City Council in a special election in March 2014 and was re-elected to a full three-year term, without opposition, in March 2015. In his first term on the City Council he served as Vice-Chair of the Community Redevelopment Agency. In March 2015 he was elected to serve as Deputy Mayor, succeeding, term limited Deputy Mayor Constance Scott. Weinroth represents the city (along with Mayor Susan Haynie) on the Palm Beach Metropolitan Planning Organization where long-range and short-term transportation planning for Palm Beach County is addressed. He was appointed by the PBC Board of Commissioners to serve on the Palm Tran Service Board where he helps to shape policies aimed at providing reliable public transportation in our county. Mayor Haynie, who is currently serving as president of the Florida League of Cities, recently appointed Weinroth to serve on the Legislative Policy Committee. Weinroth is an attorney and small businessman. He is married to Pamela with four boys and two dogs in their blended family.

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