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This is Peter Gary, Publisher of the Boca Voice. Welcome you to our October edition!
There is just over a month to go before the November 6 midterms and Boca has a stake in the outcome. Part of former Boca mayor Steven Abrams’ district on the Palm Beach County Commission represents the city. But Abrams is term-limited out. So former Boca deputy mayor Robert “Bob” Weinroth stepped off city council and is running as the Democrat for District 4. He had no opposition in the primary. But now he faces political newcomer William “Billy” Vale, a Republican. Weinroth’s endorsed by the Boca Chamber’s Blue Pac. Abrams is also supporting him, unusual since he’s a Republican.
Blue Pac has also endorsed Mike Caruso, the Republican running against James Bonfiglio for the Florida House. Well-known Boca Raton politician Bill Hager, who also used to be on city council, held that District 89 seat. He’s also termed limited out.
A reminder that incumbent Congressman Ted Deutch’s District 22 starts in Highland Beach and covers east and central Boca. The Democrat is running against Boca Raton resident Nicolas Kimaz, another newcomer to politics. To deconstruct the confusing ballot, watch Boca Voice for coverage of the October 2 talk on all 13 Florida constitutional amendments.
Well-known Lynn University professor Robert Watson is leading a panel discussion on the midterms on October 25thand we’ll cover that, too.
Don’t forget you can still register to vote, but the deadline is coming up. It’s October 9th. Go to Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections website for a link to the Florida registration web site. Early voting starts on October 22. For the hours and sites, go to the same website.
If you see a lot of pink around town, October kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There are two major events here every year. Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation’s annual Go Pink Luncheon is Friday, October 26that the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Tickets are on sale or you can donate at the Boca Raton Regional Hospital donate to Go Pink website. This year’s celebrity speaker is actress and producer Rita Wilson. She’s a breast cancer survivor. Wilson also happens to be married to Tom Hanks. It’s her 61st birthday that day, so the buzz around town is whether or not Hanks himself will show up.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, the South Palm Beach walk for the American Cancer Society, is moving to the Florida Atlantic University campus on October 14th. It used to be in Mizner Park. To sign up as a walker or survivor or to donate, go to the American Cancer Society Making Strides website.
You will also see two Boca venues dressed up in pink lights this month. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute on the Meadow Road campus of Boca Raton Regional hospital campus will be uplighted in pink. Bloomingdale’s in Town Center at Boca Raton mall even puts a pink ribbon on the back of the store.
The city isn’t lighting up the tower at Mizner Park Amphitheater this year. But the movie “Mama Mia” will be shown at 8 p.m. October 26thas a special event with Mizner Park. Moviegoers are asked to wear pink to show their support.
Mizner Park Paints the Park Pink and other retailers, restaurants around town are offering special events and offers all month with portions going to breast cancer charities.
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