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      15th Annual Festival Of The Arts Boca from page 2    On Monday, March 8 at 7 p.m., Admiral James Stavridis   DADS on NBC. Feiler’s two TED Talks have been viewed
                                                         author and retired four-star U.S. Naval officer, will talk   more than two million times.
         The Festival will close                         about leadership. He is currently an Operating Executive   On Thursday, March 11 at 7 p.m., the Festival will
      on  Sunday, March 14                               of The Carlyle Group, a global investment firm and Chair   welcome Sonia Shah, science journalist and prize-winning
      with Grammy-Award                                  of the Board of Counselors of McLarty Associates, an   author of the heavily lauded, The Next Great Migration: The
      winning South Florida                              international consulting firm. Previously he served for   Beauty and Terror of Life on the Move, that explores our
      favorite,  jazz  flutist                           five years as the Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and   centuries-long assumptions about migration through science,
      Nestor Torres,  and  his                           Diplomacy at Tufts University. He led the NATO Alliance   history, and reporting, predicting its lifesaving power in the
      band at the Boca Raton                             in global operations from 2009 to 2013 as Supreme Allied   face of climate change. Her 2016 book, Pandemic: Tracking
      Resort and Club.                                   Commander with responsibility for Afghanistan, Libya, the   Contagions from Cholera to Coronaviruses and Beyond was
         If a flute could talk and                       Balkans, Syria, counter piracy, and cyber security. He also   released in August 2020 with a new preface and has been
      sing, it would certainly be                        served as Commander of U.S. Southern Command, the first   called “superbly written,” (The Economist) , “bracingly
      in the voice of Nestor                             Naval officer to do so, with responsibility for all military   intelligent” (Nature), “provocative” and “chilling,” (New
      Torres, for he speaks                              operations in Latin America from 2006-2009. He earned   York Times), a “lively, rigorously researched and highly
      through his instrument.                            more than 50 medals, including 28 from foreign nations in   informative read,” (Wall Street Journal) and “absorbing,
      Nominated for several                              his 37-year military career.                      complex, and ominous,” (Publishers Weekly). Sonia Shah
      Latin Grammy Awards,                                 On Tuesday, March 9 at 7 p.m., Bruce Feiler will discuss   discusses the fascinating interplay of microbes, ecosystems,
      Torres won it in 2001 for                          his latest book, a top 10 New                     wildlife and livestock and human behavior. In her July 2020
      his CD This Side of Paradise, a bittersweet victory given the   York Times bestseller, Life Is       essay in the Nation she writes, “It’s time for a new story, one
      fact that the Awards’ ceremony was scheduled for 9/11/2001.   In the Transitions: Mastering          that more accurately captures the reality of how contagions
      His CD “Dances, Prayers & Meditations for Peace” signaled   Change  at  Any  Age,  a                 unfold and why. In this story, pandemics would be cast as
      a new departure, as a reflection of his experience on 9/11.   collection of hundreds of life         both a biological reality and a social phenomenon shaped by
      Torres’s most recent Grammy -nominated CD, Nouveau   stories, exploring how we                       human agency.”
      Latino, heralds the flautist’s exuberant return to his Salsa and   can navigate life’s growing          For more information visit or call (561)
      Latin Jazz roots. In addition to his achievements in the studio   number of transitions to live      571-5270. 
      and on the stage, Torres has received numerous awards and   with more meaning, purpose,
      commendations, including two honorary doctorates for his   and joy. Feiler is the author
      commitment to youth, education, and cultural exchanges.  of seven New York Times
         This season’s Authors & Ideas program will include   bestsellers; the presenter of                 From The Desk Of from page 1
      interactive discussions with three authors, Admiral James   two prime-time series on
      Stavridis, Sonia Shah and Bruce Feiler, via Zoom.  PBS; and the inspiration for the drama series COUNCIL OF   Volunteer Physicians Needed

                                                                                                               Are you a retired doctor or a doctor with some extra
                                                                                                            time to spare?
                                     Board Of Directors                                                       with the FDOH to support the distribution of vaccines
                                                                                                               The Palm Beach County Medical Society is working

               April 2019 – April 2020 Officers/Executive Committee                                         through a network of volunteer physicians when the
                                                                                                            additional supplies of the vaccine becomes available.
                                                                                                               Retired physicians or physicians willing to
         Chairman and President  Barry J. Haberman      District 5 Dan Gabrielle (La Corniche)              volunteer with the local vaccination rollout are asked
         Vice Chair          Steve Retzer                  Esplanada, Caravelle, Palomar, La Corniche,      to contact John James, the Society’s director of Public
         Vice President      Gail Ehrlich                  and El Dorado                                    Health and Disaster Services, at or
         2nd Vice President      Jim Collins            District 6 Marvin Lazarowitz (Villa Stel)
         Secretary           Steve  King                   Villa Flora, Montego Bay, Villa Stel, and Palladium  772.284.2069.
         Treasurer           Harvey  Kaplan             District 7 Joyce Britt (Villa Sonrisa)                 Physicians are asked to complete a Medical Reserve
                                                           The Plum/Cortina, Villa Sonrisa and Pointe 100   Corps application and will need a recent background
         District Directors                             District 8 Len Kagan (Costa del Sol)                check to be eligible to volunteer.
         District 1                                        Costa del Sol and Costa Brava
         Encantada, Valencia and The Palms              District 9 Robin Gliboff (Edgewater)                Fraud Alert
         District 2 Steve King (Imperial Royale)           Edgewater Pointe Estates and Stratford Court
            Promenade, Imperial Royale, Imperial, Regency                                                      The COVID-19 vaccine is free to the public and only
            and Panaché                                 At Large Directors     At Large Directors           a $15 administrative fee can be charged.
         District 3 Steve Retzer (La Mirada)            Through 2020           Through 2021                    Unfortunately, demand for the vaccine has made it
            La Mirada and Meridiana                     Carsten Bethge (Valencia)  Howard Davis (La Corniche)  ripe for abuse by scam artists.
         District 4 Bob Greenstein (La Paz)             Jim Collins (Caravelle)  Gail Ehrlich (Villa Flora)
            El Viento, La Paz, and Southwinds           Harvey Kaplan (Meridiana) Barry J. Haberman (Encantada)     The FBI reports scammers purporting to sell the
                                                                                                            vaccine are trying to mislead people to give money and
                                                                                                            personal information such as social security numbers.
                                                                                                               Our State Attorney, Dave Aronberg, notes that while
                                                                                                            there have been no reported cases in Palm Beach County,
                                                                                                            he is working closely with law enforcement to crack down
                                                                                                            on potential scams affecting local residents.
                                                                                                               If you suspect COVID-19 health care fraud, call your
                                                                                                            local law enforcement agency.
                                                                                                               Please stay safe! And as always, feel free to contact
                                                                                                            my office if you require assistance at RWeinroth@pbcgov.
                                                                                                            org or 561.355.2204. 

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