It’s Peter Gary, Publisher of the Boca Voice welcoming you to our April edition.
First, I wanted to say thank you to all of those who turned out at the polls for last months vote. As Americans this is a civic responsibility as well as a sacred right. You can’t complain about what’s going on in Boca if you didn’t bother to show up and put people into office that reflect your vision for our City.
That being said, I’d like to offer my congratulations to all of the winners – Mayor Susan Haynie and the two council seat winners – incumbent Scott Singer, and newcomer, Andrea Levine O’Rourke. Personally, I’d like to thank each of them for joining me for interviews on our Facebook page. The interviews were well received and each of the candidates did an amazing job explaining their platforms, their beliefs and discussed with all of us the issues that they felt were the most important challenges facing Boca. I enjoyed having them all here and hope to keep that conversation going so that our viewers are able to get a front row seat to whatever challenges arise – That was one of the reasons I started this publication to give Boca Residents a voice. We see it on our Facebook page as our residents participate in lively debates in the comment section. Keep up the participation Boca!
This month, we’ll spring ahead by featuring lots of interesting people in town, new businesses and things to do with the family.
Our Facebook video segments continue to delight our viewers.
In April Fact or Fiction Friday will dig into some interesting topics and I’ll be keeping watch on Boca politics and an eye on any new developments.
On Key’s to Boca, realtor Ben Arce will keep us informed on the latest trends in real estate, industry information as well as fun tours of new developments right in our own backyard.
In April, Ben will explore the neighborhood of Woodfield Hunt taking us inside one of its beautiful homes and then onto The Mark at Cityscape in downtown Boca.
Ben’s recent tour of Villa Florentyne has received some nice comments including one from reader Jayne McCarthy who wrote:
I pass this property frequently, as its very close to my place. This owner evidently is a Veteran as the Marine Globe with Eagle on either side of the rolling gate states clearly. This property owner donated the land next to his estate as a park…Brendan and his friends used to play basketball there….an outstanding gesture for our community…I admire the creativity and thank him for enhancing the place for families and our children to play together in safe surroundings…God Bless!
Lori Ann Riolo will continue to take us behind the scenes of some of Boca’s most popular restaurants – as well as some hidden gems. In her segment What’s Cooking Boca – she’ll find out the latest trends in dining, family fun places and maybe in the process snag some delicious secret recipes.
The Doctor is In! Our own Dr. Amy Hakim, industrial-organizational psychologist, who answers our viewer questions about resolving conflict and opening the lines of communication in the workplace in her video series Ask Dr. Amy continues on.
In April, Dr. Amy will tackle how to deal with a nonresponse – you know the feeling, when you when you send someone at work an email or text and don’t get a response back. She’ll also explain the difference between a group and a team, and how to work as a team with the people in your office.
Raise Your Voice will continue to concentrate on the current issues facing our residents, bringing you insight on topics that effect everyone in the community.
So as we’ll be springing into action – we hope you’ll continue to join us – Stay in the know Boca with YOUR Boca Voice!
Peter Gary – Publisher