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VOL. 16 NO. 8                                                                              AUGUST 2021

      Celebrating The Achievements Of The Nonprofit Community

      Nominations Are Open Through Aug. 16

        Nonprofits First announces the return of the in-person event, the Fifth Annual Hats
      Off Nonprofit Awards to be held for the first time in the Cohen Pavilion at the Kravis
      Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, Oct. 5 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
        The Hats Off Nonprofit Awards celebrates and honors nonprofit organizations of
      the Palm Beach County nonprofit sector and the professionals and volunteers behind
      the hundreds of charities who contribute to making our community strong. The event
      is chaired by Natalie Alvarez, of Key Private Bank.
        The call for nominations is open now through Aug. 16 at 5 p.m. for each category
      and can be made online at
        “We are so excited to be honoring our amazing, talented and dedicated nonprofit
      organizations for their work during yet another challenging year! They deserve to be

      Celebrating The Achievements on page 2                                      The Lord’s Place, Nonprofit of the Year
      Loggerhead Marinelife Center Tips Its Hat To Topsy

      After A Two And A Half-Year Hospital Stay

        On Wednesday,  June                                                       injuries associated with unintentional boat strikes. Additionally, its blood work revealed a systemic
      23, Loggerhead Marinelife                                                   infection and hypoglycemia, which were treated. In addition, it received daily wound care.
      Center (LMC) released its                                                     All in all, this sea turtle’s recovery is unique in every way. Topsy is the first to receive
      longest-term patient to date,                                               an Inconel implant to correct its buoyancy disorder. Although the innovative procedure was
      a sub-adult green sea turtle                                                not a total success, it provided LMC’s rehabilitation team with unique insight to treat other
      named Topsy. Topsy  first                                                   patients with similar conditions and to strengthen chances of more successful releases. Topsy
      arrived at the center on Dec.                                               also received advanced CT imaging thanks to the medical staff at Jupiter Medical Center,
      18, 2018 after sustaining boat                                              providing a greater understanding of the pathology of diseases in sea turtles. Moreover, the
      strike trauma to its carapace and being rescued by the United States Coast Guard personnel   sea turtle offered new antimicrobial approaches to infection, tissue healing and understanding
      offshore. Two and a half years later, the sea turtle patient was deemed healthy for release by   about chronic stress in sea turtles.
      the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and LMC veterinarians.
        Upon discovery, the patient was in great distress and unable to dive or stay underwater due to   Loggerhead Marinelife on page 4
      The 37th Edition Of The ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival

      Now Accepting Artist Applications

      The Festival Will Run, Feb. 19 And 20, Over                                 art, drawing and printmaking, fiber (wearable
                                                                                  and non-wearable), glass, jewelry, mixed media,
      Presidents’ Day Weekend 2022                                                painting, photography, sculpture and wood.

        The 37th edition of the ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival
      presented by Hanley Foundation, scheduled for Feb. 19
      and 20, 2022, is currently accepting artist applications
      at Artists can apply for jury selection
      in 12 fine art categories including ceramics, digital

                                                                                  Letitia Lee

                                                                                  ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival on page 4     Greg Davis
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