Liberty 19 – Toledo 21. The 8th edition of the RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl took over FAU Stadium on Dec. 20 courtesy of ESPN Events. ESPN Events is a division of ESPN that hosts 17 owned and operated College Football Bowls each year. Kudos to Good Karma Brands, Boca Bowl committee members and the many others who put an incredible event together. Next year we are going to bench the rain!
Montana Tucker to host hometown Concert-4- Kindness
Award-winning singer-songwriter, dancer, actress, social influencer and Boca Raton native Montana Tucker will headline a multi-arts Concert-4-Kindness on Sunday, Jan. 15 at FAU. Tucker will be joined by a strong roster of talent including FAU Director of Dance Clarence Brooks, internationally renowned bilingual artistic duo Briguel, Florida Singing Songs, Chorale Soleil as well as local students and their mentors nurtured by the Boca Raton-based nonprofit Nat King Cole Generation Hope. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 561-297-6124.
Brightline opens in Boca Raton
All Aboard! Brightline now stops in Boca Raton. The new station and parking garage are located on a 1.8 acre site between Dixie Highway and the downtown library. Brightline’s President Patrick Goddard, City of Boca Raton Mayor Scott Singer, Florida State Senator Tina Polsky and Milton Segarra of Discover The Palm Beaches led the way in launching the Dec. 21 opening of the Boca Raton station. Brightline now has five stations in South Florida and will connect travelers to existing stations in Miami, Aventura, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. View the full Brighline schedule here.
The Polar Express
Even Santa loves Brightline… (ahem) The Polar Express! Many relived the magic of the classic children’s book, The Polar Express, this season with a Miami Brightline train ride experience complete with golden tickets, hot chocolate, dancing chefs and silver sleigh bells. Santa told me Boca magazine subscriptions were one of his favorite gifts to deliver this year!
Holiday Boat Parade
Some are lucky enough to enjoy a white Christmas. We are lucky to have boat parades! There aren’t many communities that get to experience a waterway wonderland but we sure do! Boat parades are a South Florida holiday tradition and I sure hope Boca Raton never lets its boat parade go. This year’s 48th Annual Holiday Boat Parade didn’t have as many vessels participating as they have in years past, however the boats that did light up our waterway were fabulous! Let’s rally our boating community and businesses for a phenomenal City of Boca Raton Holiday Boat Parade 2023!
Harbourside Openings at The Boca Raton
Cheers to more moments along our Intracoastal waterway! The Boca Raton just launched its newest culinary concept, Harbor House, that sits on the resort’s promenade between the newly redesigned Tower and Camino Real’s Clarence H. Geist Bridge. Harbor House will serve Caribbean and South Florida inspired fare and will officially open to members and hotel guests this month. The Boca Raton also celebrates the reopening of its iconic 27-story Tower following a $40+ million Tower transformation. Check out the Boca Beat section of my blog for Tower and Harbor House tours!
Place of Hope Celebrates Leadership Volunteers
Angels topped many of our trees this holiday season and they were also shining bright for Place of Hope and the children and families the organization serves. Place of Hope Angel Mom Leadership Board members and the newly formed Leadership Committee gathered in mid-December to celebrate the past year and gear up for new projects in the works at the Place of Hope Leighan and David Rinker Campus. Place of Hope provides programs and services to children, youth, single moms and families to end the cycles of abuse, neglect, homelessness and human trafficking in Palm Beach County and along the Treasure Coast.