(PRESS RELEASE)_PALM BEACH/BREVARD COUNTY, FL – May is National Military Appreciation Month, a time when Americans everywhere pay tribute to the dedicated service members who take a sacred oath to protect and serve our country. However, for many veterans, the return home from war can be yet another daunting battle as they nurse wounds that might not be visible on the surface. Tragically, 184 veterans a day are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress, and 20 take their own lives as a result.
South Florida nonprofit, American Humane aims to help these heroes with its Pups4Patriots program, which finds dogs in need of forever homes and trains them to become service dogs for veterans across the country at absolutely no cost to the veterans themselves.
(PRESS RELEASE)_(Boca Raton, FL – May 19, 2022) The Schmidt Boca Raton History Museum (SBRHM) is celebrating its first half-century with a new temporary exhibition and another Town Hall Tea Time in in its newly remodeled space in historic Town Hall at 71 N. Federal Highway (33432). For more information, please call 561.395.6766 or visit www.BocaHistory.org.
Town Hall Tea Time
Wednesday, June 1 at 2 pm
Where Were You in ’72?
Fashions of the 1970s
From hippie wear to disco, this program will feature a fashion show and designs by the students from THOS Fashion School in Boca Raton. This is the perfect opportunity to look back at the way we were—50 years ago!—while supporting talented designers of the future, who will share their new creations inspired by fashion trends of the 70s. Presented by Letty Sanchez, THOS Fashion School students, and Olivia Hollaus, Founder and Creative Director of Protect My Shoes, a brand focused on creating stylish, sustainable, and effective shoe care products, and former Style Contributor to Boca Magazine.
The cost to attend is FREE for members of the Boca Raton Historical Society, and $10 for nonmembers. To RSVP, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 561.395.6766, ext. 100.
History-minded and fashion-savvy attendees can also visit the Museum’s new temporary exhibition:
Fifty Years of Collecting
Running through December 2022
Featuring artifacts and memorabilia that represent the wide range of items that make up the ever-growing historical collections of The Schmidt Boca Raton History Museum, the new temporary exhibition includes everything from Floy Mitchell’s flapper dress to a circa 2000 Votomatic voting machine. These items show the breadth of the Boca Raton Historical Society’s collections acquired over the past half-century and tell a story about how Boca Raton has grown and changed since its establishment as a farming village in the 1890s.
(PRESS RELEASE)_Restaurants and bars around the world are creating colorful cocktails to celebrate PRIDE month. Here are three delicious libations for toasting and commemorating years of struggle for civil rights and the ongoing pursuit of equal justice under the law for the LGBTQ community.
ARTISAN RESTAURANTS - West Hartford, Southport, and Greenwich Harbor, CT; Traverse City, MI
Pride & Passion Cocktail
1 oz. Breckenridge Vodka
.5 oz. Passionfruit Liqueur
.5 oz. Elderflower Liqueur
.5 oz. Aperol
.5 oz. Grapefruit Juice
.25 oz. Lemon Juice
.75 oz. Simple Syrup
.25 oz. Blue Curacao
ARTISAN is a beloved and award-winning restaurant with locations in West Hartford and Southport, CT and Traverse City, MI. ARTISAN celebrates the theme of craftsmanship and chef-inspired farm-to-table seasonal cuisine, artfully prepared by classically-trained Executive Chef and Partner Frederic Kieffer. Everything about ARTISAN speaks to the thoughtful and measured decisions that have been made to enhance the dining experience and create a gathering spot for everyone for all occasions. While the three Artisan locations share common threads, each locale offers distinctive differences throughout the menu and décor, paying special tribute to the heritage of the area. Garden terraces for the growing of fresh herbs, in conjunction with the relationships established with local farms and specialty purveyors, allow for the freshest of ingredients to find their way onto guests’ plates.
For more information please visit delamar.com/restaurants.
(PRESS RELEASE)_Palm Beach, FL – They may be called the country’s “most popular pets,” but right now they need our help. Not only are thousands of newborn kittens joining the millions of cats already in shelters across the country during spring’s “kitten season,” but a decrease in funding and supplies at many shelters that have struggled to maintain operations during the COVID-19 pandemic further threaten these beautiful animals and their hopes to find a forever home. To help, American Humane is devoting its 47th annual “Adopt-a-Cat Month®” to encouraging animal lovers to adopt a pet from a shelter, contribute to its “Feed the Hungry” campaign, which has delivered more than a million meals to shelter animals in need, and learn more about the joys (and responsibilities) of adding a cat – or two – to their families.
“There are literally millions of reasons to rescue a cat in need during our Adopt-a-Cat Month and at every other time of year,” says West Palm Beach resident and American Humane President and CEO Dr. Robin Ganzert. “You can find every one of them at your local shelter or rescue and, with time, each will give you a million reasons to be glad you did.”
(PRESS RELEASE)_(May 18, 2022 – West Palm Beach, FL) Ellen Wedner, president of Creative Arts Enterprises, announced today that it will once again be kicking off Pride Month’s celebration of the local LGBTQIA+ community with PRIDE LIGHTS that will illuminate in multi-colored, rainbow lights the Centennial Fountain in Nancy M. Graham Centennial Park in downtown West Palm Beach.
Located at 150 N. Clematis Street, the Centennial Fountain lights—along with those on the nearby Citizens Building, the marquee at Palm Beach Dramaworks, Brightline Station, and more—will be turned on at 8 pm on Wednesday, June 1, following a festive PRIDE Happy Hour from 6 to 8 pm at Pistache French Bistro just a few steps away.
“Why are we doing this,” asks Wedner? “Because ‘Light’ banishes invisibility and this special one night event gives public recognition to the Palm Beach LGBTQIA+ community at the start of Pride month.”
“As the fountain lights up with Pride, the celebration begins with a musical performance that is free and open to the public,” she adds. “We have already booked well-known cabaret stars Rob Russell and Avery Sommers to perform, plus musical ensembles from both the Palm Beach Symphony and Young Singers of the Palm Beaches.”
“At a time when gender confusion abounds, when LGBTQ-positive intersections are deliberately vandalized, and when ‘Don’t Say Gay’ is the official state policy, I invite everyone—straight or not, cisgender or not—to join us for this fun, positive, community event,” says Wedner.
In addition, Creative Arts Enterprises will be producing the inaugural REEL PRIDE FILM FESTIVAL (October 9-12, 2022) honoring LGBTQ History Month and National Coming Out Day on October 11.
(PRESS RELEASE)_Delray Beach / Miami Florida: May, 2022 MAC ART GALLERIES, Delray Beach’s premier contemporary art space is proud to present “about women”, a limited engagement thematic fine art exhibition celebrating the works of 30 of the world’s most important female artists. about women. This ground-breaking Collection is on exhibition and available for acquisition at the gallery during a limited engagement presentation beginning Saturday, June 11 and extending through Friday, July 1, 2022. The not-to-be missed opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, June 11 from 6:00-9:00 pm and is complimentary and open to the public with RSVPs suggested.
Live Artist in-gallery appearances include world-renowned Artists from around the world: among them Estella Fransbergen, Jane Whitehurst, Twyla Gettert, Ellen Forbes, Elena Bond, Luisa Mesa, and Rene Romero Schuler. For more about the exhibition, visit about women, or email email@example.com / call 561-332-3352. The gallery is located at 390 S.E. 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach. Click click here to RSVP to RSVP through Eventbrite.
(PRESS RELEASE)_(Delray Beach, FL – May 17, 2022) As part of its annual celebration of Juneteenth—the federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans--Arts Garage is presenting two informative and exciting events next month:
June 16 at 7 pm (Thursday)
Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness
The final session of this year’s 3-part Authors Speak Series focused on
The Impact of Race on American Society, this event will feature Simone Browne, Associate Professor in the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. As Research Director of Critical Surveillance Inquiry at a local research collaborative, she works with scholars, organizations and communities to curate conversations, exhibitions and research that examine the social and ethical implications of surveillance technologies, both AI-enabled and not. Her award-winning book Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness shows how contemporary surveillance technologies and practices are informed by the long history of racial formation and by the methods of policing black life under slavery, such as branding, runaway slave notices, and lantern laws, and continues to be a social and political norm.
(PRESS RELEASE)_(South Florida – May 17, 2022) Jeff Kiltie, board president of the Carbonell Awards, South Florida’s Theatre & Arts Honors, today announced that the 45th annual awards ceremony will be held on Monday, November 14 at 7:30 pm at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center at 3800 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill, FL 33311.
“Although we held a virtual awards ceremony in mid-2020, this will be our first live, in-person event since April 2019,” says Kiltie. “Everybody’s favorite ‘Theatre Prom’ is back—and we’re looking forward to a truly joyous celebration at our new and larger location so that more friends, fans, family members, and theater lovers can join us.”
“Working with the Carbonell Awards is sure to be an exciting, creative, artistic adventure, and the City of Lauderhill is extremely pleased to be a part of the process,” says Desorae Giles-Smith, Lauderhill City Manager. “We are proud that the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center is the venue of choice for an organization that highlights and encourages the performing arts throughout South Florida. We can’t wait to celebrate with everyone at this year’s in-person event.”
(PRESS RELEASE)_West Palm Beach, FL, May 16, 2022 – Big Time Restaurant Group’s West Palm Beach waterfront restaurant, Elisabetta’s Ristorante, Bar and Pizzeria, has officially been recognized as the 2022 "Best New Restaurant in Palm Beach County" by The Palm Beach Post in its annual "Best of the Best" local fan-based award.
“We are thrilled and honored to be recognized as the county’s best new restaurant,” said Todd Herbst, co-founder of Big Time Restaurant Group. “I’d like to thank the hardworking Elisabetta’s staff, our patrons, and the wonderful town of West Palm Beach. We couldn’t have won this prestigious accolade without all of you.”
Nominations for the "Best of Palm Beach" awards were submitted by local residents, and top choices advanced to two rounds of public voting. Three finalists from each category were invited to the awards ceremony on March 24 at the Palm Beach Convention Center.
(PRESS RELEASE)_Boca Raton, Fla. (May 16, 2022) – The Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center (Levis JCC) has named Marty Haberer Chief Executive Officer.
Haberer brings more than 30 years of leadership experience including serving as President and CEO of Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix for the past five years. He has held various senior development positions, including Chief Development Officer of Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix and Valley of the Sun JCC, a merged entity from 2015-2017, Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee in Florida and Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit.
“Marty brings a wide-range of experience in donor development, strategic community partnerships and operational management to our organization,” said Emily Grabelsky, President of the Levis JCC’s Board of Directors. “His expertise and fresh perspective will reinforce our mission to strengthen engagement with the Jewish community through educational, social and recreational programs.”
Haberer earned his Bachelor of Arts from Stony Brook University and his Master of Social Work from Wurzweiler School of Social Work in New York. Marty looks forward to returning to Florida with his wife Lori and their pet dachshund. He said, “I am honored to have been invited to continue to aspire to enrich Jewish life in South Palm Beach County by serving the community with humility and care, and working with the special volunteer leadership there.”
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