At least 1,000 students from Boca Raton High School, Boca Raton Middle School, Omni Middle School, Olympic Heights and West Boca Raton High School converged at Boca Raton City Hall to urge for gun control.
Nicole Auchinleck, a 17-year-old at Boca Raton High, said she helped coordinate the massive rally using the social media app Snapchat.
“They’re underestimating us,” Auchinleck said of lawmakers, parents and school officials. “This is the new generation.”
Boca Raton students walk to the school where 17 students died
PARKLAND, Fla. – What started as a simple protest, West Boca High School students walking out of class, rallying in the courtyard demanding change, evolved into a 10-mile march from their school to the scene of last week’s school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Florida Lottery scratch off nets Boca Raton man $1 million
A Boca Raton man has quite a bit more cash in his pocket after winning a big prize playing the Florida Lottery.
The Florida Lottery said in a Monday news release that James Barie, 60, of Boca Raton, claimed a $1 million top prize in the FLORIDA 20X THE CASH scratch-off game.
The Boca Raton Museum of Art’s renovation is underway
The Boca Raton Museum of Art’s exterior is getting a brand-new look. A new $1.5 million landscape architecture project for the museum designed by Glavovic Studio and Studio Roberto Rovira is currently underway. This renovation seeks to reintroduce the museum’s entrances, which were somewhat obscured after Mizner Park Amphitheater was built nearby.
This weekend’s events
1. Florida Jazz and Blues Jam 2018 WITH GOV’T MULE – January 27 @ 2:00 pm – April 2 @ 11:00 pm ($24)
2. All British Classic Car Show – February 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm (FREE)
3. Festival of the Arts: Kathleen Battle – February 15 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
4. Happy Hour With Mike Mineo at The Funky Biscuit – February 22 @ 5:00 pm
5. Boca Raton Festival of the Arts Itzhak Documentary – February 22 @ 7:00 pm ($20)
6. DADA: Micah Scott – February 22 @ 11:00 pm – February 23 @ 2:00 am
7. Casino Night 2018: Pirates, Wenches and Thieves – February 23 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm ($25 – $300)
8. Jazziz One Nite Stand featuring Bob James – February 23 @ 7:30 pm
9. Flow Tribe at The Funky Biscuit – February 23 @ 9:00 pm
10. Boca Raton Green Market – February 24 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
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