LoLa 41 Offering Take Out, Delivery
From LoLa 41, the new restaurant on Palm Beach:
"We’re pleased to announce that LoLa 41 (290 Sunset Avenue) has reopened offering curbside take out and delivery to the residents of Palm Beach. The restaurant will also offer wine to-go at 50% off along with a special takeout menu (below). Between 12pm and 4PM, customers can pre-order by calling the restaurant at 561-599-5652. Orders can then be picked up curbside between 4pm and 8pm. For orders online or via UberEats, orders can be placed between 4pm and 8pm. Wine discount will not apply with UberEats order. "
Family Meal Boxes Offered
(PRESS RELEASE)_Delray Beach, FL, March 31, 2020 – Space of Mind Schoolhouse and its nonprofit 501(c)3 initiative, Community Classroom Project, along with its Chef, Blake Malatesta, are preparing fresh ingredient dinner boxes and school lunches to encourage family meal prep, learning and life skill development through culinary arts and healthy eating. For each meal box purchased, one will be donated to a local family in need.
Each meal box, with prices ranging from $24 to $45 for a family of two or four, includes a set of ingredients for a healthy family dinner and dessert , a recipe to follow and a link to watch Chef Malatesta demonstrating each step for families to learn some culinary tricks while preparing their meals together. The school lunch boxes are $10 and include an interactive cooking demo with educational information, including the science, math and cultural influences behind each recipe.
The program test launched on March 21 and 60 meals were distributed, with 30 being purchased by Space of Mind Schoolhouse families, and 30 donated to families served by Delray Beach non-profits, WiseTribe and the EJS Project.
The meals must be ordered online at Space of Mind Schoolhouse and can be picked up at the Space of Mind Schoolhouse at 102 North Swinton in Delray Beach.
Mandel JCC Goes Virtual
(PRESS RELEASE)_PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - MARCH 30, 2020 – The Mandel Jewish Community Center (JCC) of the Palm Beaches, an organization dedicated to building community and enhancing Jewish life, announced it has implemented new virtual programming for its members and the community at large in the wake of COVID-19 social distancing requirements. The virtual programming – available at www.JCConline.com/virtual – which has been implemented at both the Boynton Beach and Palm Beach Gardens locations, was created to stay connected with members and community. The programming features arts and culture events, fitness workouts, family tips and resources, a weekly virtual Shabbat service and more.
A full line-up of digital programs can be found at www.JCConline.com/virtual. Highlights include:
Virtual Jewish Film Fest replaces Spring Film Fest so members can enjoy films from this year’s Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival at home.
Online resources are free and open to the community. Members are encouraged to interact digitally by posting comments, sharing photos and joining the conversation. In addition to community-wide engagements, staff are providing education, enrichment classes and even spring break digitally to members. For more information about this and other programs, visit www.JCConline.com/virtual or call 561-732-7620.
Go On a Virtual Dinosaur Adventure
If you have kids at home in need of a diversion -- how about a virtual dinosaur experience, courtesy of the Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale --
Watch the MODS KaBoom! Show
Kudos to the Museum of Science and Discovery in Ft. Lauderdale for sharing these virtual museum visit videos. Here's a new one entitled, "KaBoom! Show."
(MODS)_Learn about the different states of matter and the many ways we can chemically change the matter around us. Viewers will witness fire, sparks and large explosions as they learn the science behind these chemical reactions.
Special thanks! This video was made possible by R-Squared Charitable Fund at the Community Foundation of Broward and the Florida Panthers Foundation.
North Palm Facilities Closed
Brightline Suspends Service
(PRESS RELEASE)_MIAMI, Fl. (March 25, 2020) - Due to the current coronavirus pandemic and its impact on South Florida, Brightline will temporarily suspend service on March 25, 2020. In an effort to flatten the curve and help the community recover as quickly as possible, the final northbound departure from Miami departed at 5:50 p.m.
“Like all businesses, we are operating in a period of uncertainty which may last several months. Although a difficult decision, we have decided to temporarily suspend Brightline service in the best interest of the entire South Florida community as we all seek to flatten the curve,” said Brightline President Patrick Goddard. “We are taking proactive measures with our Phase two construction teams in order to keep people employed and continue construction between Orlando and West Palm Beach. As we look ahead toward the economic recovery of Florida, projects like Brightline will help create jobs and a transportation network that will be more important than ever.”
Film Winners to be Announced on Facebook
(PRESS RELEASE)_WHAT: Winners in all categories of The 25th Annual Palm Beaches Student Showcase of Films, Florida’s largest student film competition, will be announced via Facebook.
Talented and deserving students who eagerly anticipated an exciting award and red-carpet show
were undoubtedly disappointed when a pandemic outbreak caused this year’s event to be
cancelled. But the show must go on and winners must be celebrated! As winners are announced, a
short clip of each winning project will be shown. Award plaques and cash prizes totaling more than
$20,000 will be dispersed directly to the winning student or institution.
Categories to be announced are: College Feature/ Short, High School Feature/Short,
Commercial/PSA, The Suzanne L. Niedland Documentary, The Vanilla Ice Music Video, Animation,
Nellie & Fred Chasin Screenwriting, Environmental PSA, Donald E. Ross Education PSA and Poster
Design. Additionally, two Palm Beach County high school seniors will receive the Burt Reynolds
Scholarship and the Sara Fuller Scholarship.
WHEN: Friday, April 3, 2020, 12:00pm Noon.
WHERE: Facebook facebook.com/StudentShowcaseofFilms
The Palm Beaches Student Showcase of Films (SSOF) is Florida’s largest student film competition, presenting over $1.6 million in cash and scholarships during its history, to high school and college students enrolled in film, television, graphic design and digital media courses. The SSOF red carpet awards show attracts more than 750 students along with celebrity presenters, entertainment industry professionals, educators, state and county officials and others. Previous presenters include Burt Reynolds, Vanilla Ice, actress/comedian Cheri Oteri, Howie D. (Backstreet Boys), actor Thomas Ian Nicholas (American Pie),
actor/director Bruce Campbell (Escape from LA), actor Clint Howard (The Waterboy), actress Linda Blair (The Exorcist) and more! The SSOF is funded by the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners through the Department of Housing & Economic Sustainability.
for more information, visit www.pbfilm.com/ssof.
Rainbow Ball 2020 Postponed
(PRESS RELEASE)_(Palm Beach Gardens, FL – March 23, 2020) Rev. Marie Alford-Harkey, Senior Pastor of the Metropolitan Community Church of the Palm Beaches (MCCPB), the largest faith-based community in Palm Beach County dedicated to serving the local LGBTQ+ community and its family members and friends, today announced the postponement of the upcoming Rainbow Ball 2020 due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
“MCCPB takes very seriously the CDC’s mandate on social distancing, so we are postponing the church’s largest annual fundraiser until this fall,” says Rev. Marie. “We hope to announce a new date soon.”
Co-chaired by Chris & Robert Ruff and under the banner of “Respect – Dignity – Equality… for all,” this year’s Rainbow Ball was scheduled to be held on April 18 at the Airport Hilton in West Palm Beach.
All Rainbow Ball tickets and sponsorships that have been purchased to date will be honored at the rescheduled event. For more information, please visit www.rainbowballmccpb.org or call 561.331.0499.
Mounts Botanical Garden Closed
(PRESS RELEASE)_(West Palm Beach, FL – March 23, 2020) Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden today announced that in an abundance of caution and for the well-being of visitors, volunteers, members and staff during the current pandemic, Mounts Botanical Garden is closed until further notice. Updated to program information can be found on the Garden’s website at www.mounts.org.
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