On Wednesday, August 11, 2010, top bidder Tom Gonzales became the first ever to own the 2011 Audi R8
V10 Spyder Cabriolet Convertible. Congratulations Tom! This car brought $230,000 dollars for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. This is the FIRST in the United States of this all new Audi. Tom was presented the keys at the fourth annual 2010 Boca Raton Concours D’Elegance as the live auction winner!
Boca Raton, FL
-- Boca Raton Community Hospital
is the first in Florida to use a new device for stroke prevention called the ArtiClip™. This Procedure provides potential to eliminate anticoagulant therapy for individuals with atrial fibrillation. Boca Raton Community Hospital's Christine E. Lynn Heart and Vascular Institute (LHVI) today announced the first use in the state of Florida, and only the fourth use in the nation, of a recently FDA-approved device to exclude the left atrial appendage, a site associated with stroke in atrial fibrillation (afib) patients.
The night could not of been any more gorgeous. With a nice wind in the air, a clear moonlit evening, and the delicious aromas of Italian food was the setting over at Anna Vincenzo’s Italian Restaurant at the 5th Avenue Shops in Boca Raton. Oh yeah, did we forget to mention there were about 200 guests getting ready to celebrate an evening of fun, food, drinks, laughter and TV?
This was a night with plenty of drama! Drama from an episode of Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, which ANNA VINCENZO'S was chosen to be on.
Friday, March 26th on FOX TV, BocaRaton.com was on hand filming the broadcasted episode LIVE on the patio in front of Anna Vincenzo’s Italian Restaurant. With it's (almost) 2 hour wait, patrons were enjoying themselves with smiles, laughter, eating, drinking and having a great time and were also waiting anxiously for 9:00 PM to roll around to view the episode that was sure to be a hit.
The guests that chose to sit outdoors were able to watch the episode on a 500 inch high definition movie screen to view owner and chef Concetta Menna (locals know her as CC) doing battle with the british and cranky chef Gordon Ramsay! It was a battle all right, up until the very end which had almost everyone in tears as CC and Gordon Ramsay had a final hug to say their tearful goodbyes!
Bottles of wine, delicious pizza's 7 Italian food, appetizers and plenty of Eggplant Rollatini were being served all through the night. With the party kicking off at 5pm, the last of the guests didn't leave until after midnight. It was a magical evening indeed for everyone involved.
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America just announced they signed a two-year agreement to keep the Allianz Championship in Boca Raton at The Old Course at Broken Sound through 2012. The Allianz Championship has been at this Boca Raton golf course since 2007.
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The BP oil spill continues to gush into the Gulf of Mexico, and our man in Boca may hold the solution! A Boca Raton inventor, Frank Pajaujis, has produced a powder that could soak up the spilled oil quickly, effectively and organically. Will BP officials cry over spilled milk, or will they give the Boca powder a chance?
In July of 2008, Beany's restaurant owner Milena Meier left for her native country of Peru with a rescue mission to help impoverished children and families in Lima, Peru with her husband and a local organization. After a month in Peru, she worked to feed, provide shelter for, and educate Peru's neediest citizens.
Milena and her husband brought back great news concerning the fruits of the efforts of Operation Rescue the Children, the organization founded by the SonCoast Church in Boca Raton. The children in the Rimac district of Lima no longer exhibit signs of malnutrition, and now live in proper housing establishments instead of in caves and on the streets.
Milena and her husband work through a local church in Lima called El Camino. The church enlists the help of volunteers who shop for, prepare, and serve food for needy families. There are also nurses, doctors, and dentists volunteering free health care to people who need it. A team of such people traveled with Milena and her husband to Peru to render assistance, bringing medicines, toothbrushes, and vitamins donated by various hospitals and pharmaceutical companies. Other volunteers performed songs, dances, and skits to entertain the children receiving medical aide provided by the church. The feeding center established by Operation Rescue the Children feeds about 160 children every week, and the medical operations established by the same organization treat about 450 people every week.
Milena had a meeting with the mayor of Rimac‚s wife just before she came home. The mayor and his wife support the cause of the rescue mission, and are promising to help the local church with blankets, licenses to vend on the street, and additional medical help. They hope to foster self sufficiency among Lima‚s impoverished citizens so that they can bring themselves out of poverty. It is clear to Milena that the people she has helped are willing to learn, and are warm-hearted and grateful for the help they have received from people who live on another continent.