(PRESS RELEASE)_WEST PALM BEACH, FL (May 24, 2022) – It’s time to ante up the stakes on childhood drowning prevention during Live Like Jake’s 3rd Annual “Poker 4 Prevention” Charity Tournament. Tickets are on sale now for the Texas Hold ‘Em showdown, which will be held at the Palm Beach Kennel Club on June 5, starting at 12 pm. Tickets are $50 per person, and cover the initial buy-in. Re-buys are $20 each. The Prize Pool is 50% of the buy-ins and re-buys, with awards going to the top three winners.
“We are so grateful to be able to hold our event once more in the wonderful Poker Rooms at the Palm Beach Kennel Club, where we can welcome even more players,” says Keri Morrison, organization founder and mother to Jake, who was lost in a tragic drowning incident. “This event helps us raise funds to support drowning prevention and to create awareness of the importance of safety measures that should be in place in and around water. And we do it all while have a great time together.”
Food and drink are available at the Palm Beach Kennel Club’s Paddock Restaurant and snack bar. Space is limited and tickets may be purchased by visiting livelikejake.com/events. The Live Like Jake 3rd Annual “Poker 4 Prevention” Charity Tournament takes place Saturday, June 5 at 12 pm at the Palm Beach Kennel Club’s 2nd floor Poker Room. The Kennel Club is located at 1111 N Congress Ave in West Palm Beach.
Live Like Jake’s next event is the annual “Be the Light” gala, held this year on October 8 at Lady Jean Ranch in Jupiter. For information about sponsorships, future events, scholarships, or the Foundation, please visit www.livelikejake.com or call 561.441.7611.
(PRESS RELEASE)_BRUNSWICK, MAINE – 05/25/2022 – The Federal, a new boutique hotel in the heart of Brunswick, Maine, announces the opening of 555 north, its chef-driven destination restaurant, now open for dinner. 555 north is a collaboration between The Federal and award-winning Chef Steve Corry and his wife Michelle, proprietors of 555 Portland, which was once among the most distinctive and highly acclaimed restaurants in the city.
Paying homage to the local landscape, the menu at 555 north comprises dishes prepared with fresh ingredients from New England’s surrounding farms and waters. Selections will rotate seasonally and focus on Maine’s bountiful seafood as well as classic recipes with a twist and signature favorites.
"We are excited for this next chapter for the 555 brand and for the opportunity to bring our menu to locals, hotel guests, and visitors," said Chef Steve Corry. "Working with local fishermen, farmers and purveyors has always been a part of our foundation and will continue to be at 555 north."
(PRESS RELEASE)_(Boca Raton, FL – May 24, 2022) The always popular BOCA BACCHANAL, an annual celebration of fine wine and food benefitting the Boca Raton Historical Society, welcomed more than 400 ticket buyers when it returned earlier this month for two delicious nights:
Saturday, May 7 – The Grand Tasting at The Boca Raton
At this event, held at the legendary resort, 170 different wines from more than 40 first class wineries and distributors offered incredible samplings, as did numerous local eateries, including 10 Stations by The Boca Raton, Eat District Healthy Asian Bowl, Ganzo Sushi, KakaoZon Chocolate, Kapow Noodle Bar, New York Grilled Cheese, The Poké Company, Prezzo, Proper Ice Cream, Ramen Lab Eatery, Seagate Hotel, and Sicilian Oven. The Grand Tasting was held in the Grand Ballroom in the Mizner Center at The Boca Raton, and included a silent auction of wine, dining, travel, and lifestyle packages.
“As always, BOCA BACCHANAL was a festive weekend that celebrates and enhances the appreciation of wine and food, while bringing together world class chefs and vintners, offering their finest specialties, while providing the entire community with a delightful opportunity to support the heritage education programs of The Schmidt Boca Raton History Museum and the Boca Raton Historical Society,” says Mary Csar, Executive Director.
Sponsors for BOCA BACCHANAL 2022 included The Boca Raton, Republic National Distributing Company, Boca Magazine, Crown Wine & Spirits, Alina Residences, Boca Raton Innovation Campus (BRiC), JM Lexus, Privaira, PUBLIX SUPER MARKETS CHARITIES, the Addison, Marta and Jim Batmasian, Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, Diamonds Direct, Atlas Rentals, LivingFLA.com, the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County, Palm Beach County, Discover the Palm Beaches, the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, and The City of Boca Raton.
(PRESS RELEASE)_BOCA RATON, FL May 24, 2022 – Corvina Seafood Grill is kicking off the summer with nightly weekday specials and extended happy hours, Sunday-Thursday, beginning June 6. The restaurant will also open on Mondays starting June 6.
The weekly specials are:
· Sunday Sipping: Half-price bottles of wine (for wines under $100) with an entrée, along with Happy Hour from 4-7 p.m.
· Martini Monday: Half-price martinis when dining at the restaurant and Happy Hour from 4-7 p.m.
· Taco Tuesday: $9 fish tacos and $5 margaritas all night and Happy Hour from 4-7 p.m.
· Hump Day Wednesday: Late night happy hour 4-9 p.m., $6 cocktails, $6 wine
· Half Price Oyster Night Thursday: Half-price oysters by the half dozen, along with Happy Hour from 4-7 p.m.
Happy Hour will continue to be served on Fridays and Saturdays from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Happy Hour is served in the expansive indoor/outdoor bar and offers a unique “9 for $9” menu with nine items for $9 each.
(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.
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