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    Halloween Happenings in Boca Raton

    As we roll into the autumn months and Halloween we pray that the summer humidity will begin to dissipate, it’s the perfect time to start ticking off all the seasonal activities from your checklist! Pumpkin patches, costume parties and of course fall flavored everything. Sit back relax and enjoy the hard cider because we have done all the hard work for you! Check out our top picks for this weeks five in the hive!

    1. You can’t properly celebrate the month of October without picking out the perfect pumpkin. Check out Benders Farm Fresh Market, Saint Ambrose, First United Methodist Church or one of the many other pumpkin providers this October season! Try your hand at the corn maze, take a festive hayride and pig out on holiday treats all right here in our favorite city! Don’t worry if you can’t make it to a patch during the weekend — most pumpkin patches in boca will be operating all week long, you’ll have plenty of time to get your sweet fall fix!Halloween
    2. Try to go unnoticed while creeping your way through Enigma Haunt. This scarier than life haunted house will have chills running down your spine, as you dodge through all three of their haunted house adventures! Grab your pals and try not to scream — see how fast you can make it out before the creepy crawlies come for you!Halloween
    3. Round the troops and head to Sugar Sand Park for their 13th Annual Shriek Week! A perfect event for the entire family, with a little thrill and a lot of chill! Get a sneak peak at the spooky film festival, take a stroll down the trick or treat trail, pop into the not so haunted house and see how long you can tame a boa constrictor. Shriek Week will have you and your family cracking up all night long!Halloween
    4. Artists and paintings will be overflowing the room on Hallows Eve at Tanzy’s Halloween Happy Hour. Dress up as your favorite piece of art and dive head first into a fun evening of costumes and cocktails. Door prizes will be available for the best solo and group costumes and proceeds will benefit the Museum’s Field Trip Fund for schools that are underserved! A great cause and a cultural night — you may just learn a little more history than you bargained for!Halloween
    5. Get spooktacular during Halloween at the Addison — this lavish party will be alive and well all night long! Delve in delicious halloween themed cocktails and tasty bites but not before you experience the haunted rooms throughout the Addison. Don’t be fooled thought, this trick certainly comes with a big treat — benefits will go directly to Slow Burn Theatre Co. a not for profit theatre company right here in South Florida!Halloween

    #SoooBoca is simply filled with fabulous events around town for you to get your “shriek” or decorate your home with pumpkins! Happy Halloween everyone!

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    How to Choose Your Ride in Boca Raton

    Planes, trains and automobiles and yes limousines — getting to and from Boca Raton should be the least of your worries. When planning your trip to one of South Florida’s most exclusive destinations a little guidance is in order. Traveling by air can always be a tad stressful, but with three major airports surrounding the Boca area, your options are much greater and easier to navigate. The toughest part of a travel day is the transportation to the airport but with the info below, your travel day should be as easy as 1..2..3..

     

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    Boca Raton has a plethora of private car and limousine services available all around town. Arrive in style or make a casual get away with the many choices that are available in the city. Avanti Limousine Service, Boca Lux Limo, Black Pearl Limousine and A1A Limo are some of the excellent local companies — just to name a few— bringing you to and from any of the major airports, Miami, West Palm or pretty much anywhere else you’d like to go. You can set up your service by calling or emailing the agency of your choice, a quick google search will give you even more to choose from. Have your flight info ready if you need an airport pick up or your destination available for an immediate price quote when you arrange your ride.

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    Another great option is Lyft or Uber — not too much needs to be said about these on demand services. A convenient, affordable option to a private car service. All you need is a smartphone and about a three minute notice before scheduling a car on one of these awesome apps. Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach international airports all have designated pick up locations for both Lyft and Uber available — making it a super simple way to get to and from the tarmac at the ease of your fingertips.

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    If you are more of a traditional soul, taxi services are also available in #SoooBoca on demand. Not as reliable as the aforementioned, but still an option nonetheless. If big yellow cars do it for you, 1-800-TaxiCab are the digits you will want to dial.

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    And of course with your good looks and great personality you may even be able to score a ride around Boca Raton from a good friend or family member. But remember please be sure to tip and say please and thank you!

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    Florida Keys Hurricane Irma Benefit Concert

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    Hurricane Irma devastated the Florida Keys leaving tens of thousands without shelter, water, fuel, food and basic toiletries.

    #SoooBoca is part of the team putting this fundraising event together as we have enjoyed the Florida Keys for many years. Our hearts go out to our friends there and we are here to help in any way that we can.

    25% of all homes are now uninhabitable, 60% damaged, hundreds of businesses destroyed. Our friends in the Florida Keys are going to be without power, water, employment for an extended period of time.

    As Floridians always do, we band together to help our own.

    On Thursday, September 28th, Lisa Walsh, owner of Tim Finnegan’s in Delray Beach along with an dedicated committee of local leaders and volunteers will be hosting the “Benefit Concert For The Florida Keys”, benefiting victims of Hurricane Irma.

    During the event, starting 6pm through 10pm attendees donating $20.00 will receive 1 free well drink ( Or domestic beer and wine ), discounted food, an amazing gourmet dessert bar filled with exotic treats from South Florida’s top restaurants and caterers, and a live concert featuring one of Florida’s favorite bands, 33 Years along with our headliner, legendary Florida band and recording artists “The Joe Cotton Band”.

    There will be guest celebrity Emcee’s, comics and some really fun surprises during the course of the event!

    In addition we ask that your bring one of the following to donate: paper plates, toilet paper, plastic utensils, garbage bags, toilet paper, batteries, flashlights, diapers, neosporin, bandaids, bug spray.

    100% of the funds raised will go direct to aiding Florida Keys victims of Hurricane Irma as our hurricane relief committee is working direct with law enforcement and civic groups in the Keys to get aid directly where it is most impactful and most needed.

    Our community needs us now more than ever, and you can make a difference by joining us for this benefit concert!

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    Can’t attend but still want to donate to help Florida Keys residents affected by Irma? Please donate to our GoFundMe campaign: https://www.gofundme.com/florida-keys-hurricane-relief-fund

    For more information on the event or to learn about sponsorship opportunities email: benefitforthekeys@gmail.com

    Thank you from the bottom of our hearts,

    Lisa Walsh
    Michele Bellisari
    Linda Somers
    Bob Wieder
    Gregg Weiss
    Steve Martel
    Paula Tolly

     

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    Hurricane Irma Tips & Preparation

    Boca Raton City Residents Hurricane Preparation

    Don’t forget to be neighborly folks… in a hurricane, everyone is under stress. Check on the neighbors on each side of you before and after the storm. If there are any senior citizens in your neighborhood please check on them to make sure they are okay. Who is the point person or persons in your community? This is a great time to join www.Nextdoor.com to stay in touch with and get updates in your neighbors.

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    Public Safety Alerts: Opt In & Sign Up Before the Next Named Storm

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    In the event of a hurricane or serious emergency, the City’s communication team will keep you updated with public safety alerts. Messaging may include information about city services, available resources and evacuations.

    When Hurricane Matthew threatened South Florida last September, the City sent a Code Red alert message to subscribed Boca Raton residents letting them know when the Emergency Operations Center was activated. Once activated, the City and the Police Department worked together to provide updates on Twitter, Facebook and Nixle. The Citizens Information Center (CIC) opened and began taking calls from residents and providing support and assistance. Boca Raton’s CIC is staffed with volunteers who are available to answer calls before, during and after the storm.

    This year, residents have an additional opportunity for communication and information through AlertPBC. AlertPBC is a Palm Beach County Emergency Notification system that provides all County updates, in addition to City updates. AlertPBC may be especially beneficial for those who live in Boca Raton and work elsewhere in the County, or vice versa.

    Getting the right information to the right people at the right time allows individuals to make informed decisions for themselves, their families and their businesses. To stay connected before, during and after a storm, be sure to sign up and opt in to receive public safety alerts.

    1. Text your zip code to 888777 to receive Nixle public safety alerts from the Boca Raton Police Department.
    2. Sign up for Code Red to receive emergency alerts for City residents from the City of Boca Raton.
    3. Sign up for AlertPBC to receive Palm Beach County alerts that include Boca Raton alerts and other cities you choose.
    4. Follow the City of Boca Raton on Facebook & Twitter.

    Visit our Hurricane Information page for Hurricane Planning Guide, videos and other resources.

    Courtesy: City of Boca Raton Website

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    Plan and prepare for the storm and receive important emergency information.

    Check out PBC DART, the free Palm Beach County Emergency app for Android and iOS.

    App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pbc-dart/id526473189?mt=8

    Hurricane season runs from June 1st to November 30th with the peak period from early August through the end of October. Although
    the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is forecasting a below-normal hurricane season this year,
    they also caution that coastal areas may not have it all that easy. According to a comment made by the Federal Emergency Management
    Agency’s (FEMA’s) Deputy Administrator, Joseph Nimmich, “It only takes one hurricane or tropical storm making landfall in your community
    to significantly disrupt your life!” As part of our Hurricane Preparedness Kit, here are several tips that homeowners and renters can take before a hurricane strikes:

    1. Have a basic emergency kit, which includes battery-powered radios, flashlights,
    water, non-perishable food, a first-aid kit and prescription medications.

    2. Keep a written list in a plastic bag of important phone numbers. This can include numbers of family members
    in other states, local emergency management and shelters, hospitals, your homeowner’s insurance rep. or for renters,
    the landlord or property manager.

    3. From very early on, homeowners should verify their property insurance to see how much coverage they have,
    and if necessary, increase coverage especially for personal property. Renters should obtain renters insurance on their
    personal belongings.

    4. Know your evacuation route, have alternative living arrangements and keep your car fueled should an evacuation
    be necessary. Storing extra cans of gasoline in a safe place is also a plus.

    5. Homeowners should make sure that there are storm shutters to cover all windows and sliding glass doors. If
    you cannot install them, make sure you have someone lined up early who can complete the installation.

    6. Renters should review their lease to verify who is responsible for installing storm shutters. If you are responsible
    for the installation of the shutters, make sure you know where they are located and verify that there are sufficient
    shutters to cover all glass windows and doors.

    7. Have surge protectors on all major appliances, televisions, computers and other major electronic equipment.
    Also, generators are excellent for diminishing the damage that can result from abrupt power outages.

    8. Secure or remove potential windborne objects around the home such as garbage cans, barbecue grills, yard furniture
    and kids’ outdoor toys.

    9. Be sure trees and shrubs around your home are well trimmed so they are more wind resistant.

    10. Determine how and where to secure your boat, RV, and additional vehicles. There are also a number of online resources you can
    visit, including the National Hurricane Center: www.nhc.noaa.govFEMA , and Palm Beach County Emergency Management

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    This is for information purposes only. Please rely on city, county, state and federal information on official websites for any hurricane related updates.

     

    Let’s all remember that we are all in this together!