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!
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..
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.
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.
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.
- Text your zip code to 888777 to receive Nixle public safety alerts from the Boca Raton Police Department.
- Sign up for Code Red to receive emergency alerts for City residents from the City of Boca Raton.
- Sign up for AlertPBC to receive Palm Beach County alerts that include Boca Raton alerts and other cities you choose.
- 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
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.Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details…
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
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.gov, FEMA , 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!
As summer in Boca Raton slowly comes to a close it doesn’t mean you have to pack up your backpack and hide away your swimsuits! There are a ton of cool things to do around town to wrap up your summer break in style!
Here are #SoooBoca’s Top 10 Summer Picks for staying cool in August!
Take a step into time and check out one of Boca’s oldest landmarks — the original City Hall where you can find the Boca Raton Historical Society. Built in 1927 this long standing building has seen #SoooBoca grow into one of South Florida’s largest and most popular travel destinations. Between the hours of 10am and 4pm you can catch a guided tour around the hall or you can explore on your own. Curious about the history of not only Boca but IBM…the rooms are full of fun facts and history changing items for you to learn from and see. This sweet piece of history is a prize possession among locals. By the way…if you love wine and food the Boca Bacchanal is one of the Historical Society’s signature events!
Weekends in Mizner Park are always a blast thanks especially with the variety of events always happenin’ in this popular downtown hot spot! Grab a drink with your posse around the park or bring the family down for a night that all can enjoy. This family friendly atmosphere is a great way to shake up the usual summer routine!
If there is one thing you need to know about the #SoooBoca girls (Alle, Kylie and Michele Bee) — it is that we are serious about our food. We are the queens of dining out and being that there are three of us we split everything! We recently had the pleasure of being invited to experience a private chef tasting at one of our favorite restaurants, Oceans 234 for their delicious summer menu and to take a peak at what their newest executive chef William Middleton was up to in the kitchen! And believe us…it is all very, very good!
Now, we know Oceans 234 isn’t technically in the Boca city limits, but honey it might as well be. The proximity between Boca Raton and Oceans 234 is a stones throw away and in our opinion one of the best places to dine beach side locally.
From the moment we stepped into the restaurant it felt like home — the presentation and atmosphere are always appreciated and familiar, yet provokes surprise and delight due to the fabulous decor and of course the ocean views. The hostess was expecting our arrival, and shortly after greeting us the always gracious and lovely Danielle Rosse, owner, came by to give us the down low on their newest summer time items! A mix of fresh and savory choices decorated their summer menu — we opted to try dishes from both menus — because well duh why not!
Sooo let’s be real here, we just had to start the afternoon off right with a succulent round of brightly colored sangria — we decided we just had to try all three so white, pink and red it was! Each glass was refreshing and light and was accompanied by a fragrant flower which was a lovely touch and the perfect compliment to the summer heat, while we were perusing the menus trying to decide which items to order.
If the sangria wasn’t enough to cool us down, Oceans 234 Beverage Coordinator Juan Chacon stopped by to drop off their signature Froze to the table (Frozen Rosè — we mean really?!? Could the day get any better). If you haven’t tried Froze yet you need to literally drop everything your doing and run there — physically sprint because it is the best thing we have ever had…not to mention apparently they were the first restaurant in the area to be serving up this little frozen slice of heaven!
So while we were clinking our glasses and passing around the four signature vino classics we put in a order of Blue Crab Claws — melted in butter with red chili flakes and garlic served with dipping bread … HELLO… how sexy is that.
We also chose the Mezze Platter a trio of hummus, charred baba ganoush and a bright cucumber salad — mostly to set off the amount of butter we were about to consume but also because it was the perfect trio — similar to us 😉 The mezze platter is a modern twist on your tradition greek dips. The baba ganoush was clearly charred to perfection and melted as soon as it hit your lips. We called this one fork to mouth — no pita needed — seriously it was that good.
Last minute we decided to dive into something from the raw bar, with a great recommendation from our server Joe and we ended up trying the Tuna Poke which was totally delicious and aesthetically pleasing. The best part about the poke was the South Florida twist on the Hawaiian classic — instead of serving the poke al a carte or with rice this dish was served up nicely with plantain chips. If you want to know the way to the #SoooBoca girls hearts give us any type of chip for dipping and you’ve got our full attention.
As we munched, talked and sipped, Chef William, Oceans 234 executive chef came out to greet us and answer any questions we had. William is a Florida native, growing up just around the corner from Oceans 234 in Lighthouse Point. He has been in the food scene for over 18 years, he enjoys curating new recipes and is relishing the development of Oceans 234 current menu. As a meat and potatoes guy he suggested we try out their seasonal steak the Cajun’d Ribeye and the Pesto & Tomato Roasted Snapper with zoodles. We were wowed!
The rib-eye was seasoned perfectly and cooked to a warm medium-rare, while the snapper was dotted perfectly with sauce and laid delicately atop the zoodle mountain. Both dishes were hearty yet gentle and extremely elevated. We threw some grilled cauliflower and crispy brussel sprouts in the mix to get our daily dose of vegetables, and trust us when we say this was a delectable choice.
As our meals and cocktails came to a close, it is safe to say we would be waddling out of the restaurant — but just as we were about to pack up our belongings and our full tummys, Joe brought over the dessert menu. Whelp … As you can imagine we did not have enough will power to say no — so two coffees and a blood orange creme brulë later we were in fact, waddling out of Oceans 234, leaving the beautiful beach scene, amazing hospitality and chic restaurant behind us.
What can we say except dining at Oceans 234 was #soooboca delightful — it really is one of our favorite spots to buzz by for lunch, dinner, dessert or just a happy hour with friends. The food is always fresh and excellent, the service is impeccable and the atmosphere on the water is just what the heart desires. Thank you to Danielle Rosse, William Middleton, Juan Chacon, Shanine Dorta, our amazing server Joe and the entire Oceans 234 team for making our day oh sooo very special!
Live, Love and Bee 🐝🐝🐝
The #SoooBoca Girls! xo
This favorite local destination restaurant is located right on the the Atlantic ocean in Deerfield Beach. Minutes from #SoooBoca by the way! Open for lunch, dinner and the happiest of hours. Kitchen closes at 11 pm on Friday and Saturday. Don't forget to check out Oceans 234 Beach Club membership! Danielle and her team are community minded and host events throughout the year so check click on the Events tab here to see how you can give back too at one of their seasational events.
234 North Ocean Boulevard,
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
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Who We Are:
An award winning Realtor with RE/Max based in Boca Raton, servicing South Florida buyers and sellers including seniors moving, probate property sales and divorce transitions. I am social media maven and love to show real estate agents and business owners how to make their business “buzz” via Facebook and Instagram posts and videos (especially if they are on a shoe string budget) to market and brand their biz. Graduate of the University of Florida, College of Journalism with a degree in Advertising.
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Oceans 234 hosted #SoooBoca for the tasting and our meal was free of charge.