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      New Time And Date!                                 – will share their work, through the lens of King’s vision, at   and chief operating officer from 2012 to 2016. As Chief

                                                         the museum’s first signature event of 2022.       Financial Officer, Burke sat on the superintendent’s executive
      Spady Museum Welcomes Three Speakers To            The Must-Know Details                             and academic cabinet and was responsible for the district’s
      2022 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast            The “His Legacy Lives On” Martin Luther King Jr.   financial management and information technology divisions.
      On April 4                                         Breakfast will be held at 8 to 10:30 a.m., Monday, April 4,     Weiss was elected to the
                                                         at Indian Spring Country Club, 11501 El Clair Ranch Road,   District 2 seat of the Palm
      Popular Community Event Returns To Indian Spring   Boynton Beach, FL 33437. A full breakfast buffet is served   Beach County Board of
      Country Club                                       at the beginning of the program.                  County Commissioners in
        Due to the Omicron variant, the Spady Cultural Heritage     Tickets: $40 per person; $500 per table. To order your   November 2018. He serves
      Museum rescheduled its Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast   tickets, visit  as chair of the Governing
      for April 4, another significant date in the civil rights leader’s   king-jr-breakfast.html.         Board  of  the  Palm  Beach
      life – the date of his transition.                   For more information, call (561) 279-8883 or email   C o u n t y   So l i d  Wa st e
        At 6:05 p.m. on April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In 2019, this event sold out,   Authority. Vice Mayor Weiss
      was shot and killed at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn.   so get your tickets now! Event sponsors include the Delray   is active in the National
        In that instant, Dr. King’s fight against the injustices black   Beach Redevelopment Agency, State of Florida Division of   Association of Counties
      people face on a daily basis ended, and his workload was   Cultural Affairs, Palm Beach County, Tourist Development   (NACo), currently serving
      redistributed to others in the fight. As the years go by and   Council, and Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.   as vice chair of the Telecom
      Dr. King’s legacy is passed down through the generations,   The Speakers And Entertainment           and Technology Committee,   Gregg K. Weiss
      those who accept the responsibility of fighting for justice and     Dr. Baxley’s new book, Social Justice Parenting: How   the Resilience Committee
      equity carry his legacy forward. Today’s generations enjoy   to Raise Compassionate, Anti-Racist, Justice-Minded   and the IT subcommittee. Currently, he sits on the Palm
      the fruits of Dr. King’s fight.                    Kids, is what she calls a “road-tested resource,” grounded   Beach Transportation Planning Agency Governing Board,
        At its upcoming “His Legacy Lives On” Dr. Martin Luther   in her experiences as an educator and cultural coach for   the Water Resources Task Force, the Palm Beach County
      King Jr. Breakfast, guests will be asked, “Will you leave   parents and caregivers. She aims to help readers recognize   Cultural Council Board of Directors and the 15th Judicial
      anything for your future generations?” The public is invited   parenting as a form of activism. Through her book, Baxley,   Circuit Juvenile Justice Advisory Board.
      to come together to talk about and celebrate King’s legacy on   a professor of education who has spent 30 years teaching     “We’re extremely proud of how the breakfast has evolved
      the anniversary of his passing. Guest speakers will include   diversity and inclusion, offers the essential guidance and   into a full-fledged celebration of King’s work and vision,”
      a social activist-parent-professor turned author, the newest   curriculum parents have been searching for. A mother of   said Spady Museum Director Charlene Farrington. “Every
      leader of the 10th largest school district in the nation, and   five, she encourages parents to acknowledge their influence   year, the community comes together and pays homage to the
      the founder of a coalition dedicated to exploring local, racial   in developing compassionate, socially-conscious kids.  work that has been done and the work still to be completed
      terror lynchings.                                    Burke  has served the                           toward realizing an equitable society for all. The Spady
        These three voices –                             South Florida education                           Museum is proud to be a convener of such ideas and plans
      Dr. Traci Baxley, associate                        community for more than                           in South Florida. It’s not only a great event, but also a great
      professor at Florida Atlantic                      30 years and was named the                        moment for all involved.”
      University and coordinator                         superintendent of the School                      About The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum
      of the Social Foundations in                       District of Palm Beach                              Opened in 2001, the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum
      the Multicultural Education                        County in July of 2021. Burke                     is the only cultural center of its kind in Palm Beach County.
      Program area; Greg Weiss,                          joined the School District                        Located at 170 N.W. Fifth Ave. in Delray Beach, it is dedicated
      vice mayor of Palm Beach                           of Palm Beach County in                           to showcasing the contributions of African-, Caribbean- and
      County; and Michael Burke,                         1998, where he has served                         Bahamian-Americans to Florida and the U.S. programs
      superintendent of the A-rated                      as budget director, chief                         include exhibitions, museum tours, and community events.
      Palm Beach County School                           financial officer, and chief                      Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday; Monday by
      District, the 10th largest                         operating officer – serving                       appointment. Closed Sunday. Admission: $10; members are
      school district in the nation  Dr. Traci Baxley    as both chief financial officer  Mike Burke       free. For more information, call (561) 279-8883 or visit www.
                    in your CoMMuniTy


      Keep Martin Beautiful Seeks                                                                            Check Out Our Website!
      Nominees For The 2022                                                                          

      Environmental Stewardship

      Call For Nominations To Celebrate                                                                       L   AVARGNA AW PLLC
      Environmental Excellence In Martin County

        Do you know someone making a difference to improve                                                                    .
      our environment who deserves to be recognized? Has                                                                        Wills and Trusts
      your business made new technological choices to be                                                                      .  Probate
      more energy or water efficient? Is there a beautification   Representatives from the Environmental Studies Center       .
      or community improvement project your civic or youth   accept an award. Pictured from left are: KMB Board Member        .  Real Estate Closings
      group recently completed? Now is your opportunity to   Marilyn Gavitt; Brook Bullock; Heather Arnold; Michelle            Business Matters
      recognize them – or even give yourself some credit!   Fowler; and KMB Board Member John Vanilla.
        Keep Martin Beautiful, a nonprofit organization
      fueled by the activism of its volunteer base, is seeking   to celebrate the people and organizations making a   ANTHONY LAVARGNA
                                                                                                               ANTHONY LAVARGNA
      nominations  for  individuals,  businesses,  civic  and   difference in our community.”                  Member of the Florida Bar
                                                                                                               Licensed in the United States
      nonprofit groups, and government agencies that are     In addition to nominations, Keep Martin Beautiful is   District Court, Southern and
                                                                                                               Middle Districts of Florida
      improving our local environment and quality of life.   also seeking sponsorships for the event. Nomination and
      Areas of focus include community and neighborhood   sponsorship forms, previous year’s winners, and other
      revitalization; litter and marine debris removal; recycling   details are available online at
      programs; river advocacy; climate change and resiliency;   For more information contact Keep Martin Beautiful at
      technological innovations; youth engagement and    (772) 781-1222 or
      education.                                         About Keep Martin Beautiful
        There is no fee to submit a nomination and self-    Keep Martin Beautiful (KMB) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit
      nominations are welcome. Projects and activities must have   community organization founded in 1994 as an affiliate
      occurred in 2021. Nominations were due by Friday, Feb. 11.  of Keep America Beautiful. Its mission is to preserve and   CARRIE LAVARGNA
                                                                                                               CARRIE LAVARGNA
        The awards ceremony takes place on Thursday, April   enhance the quality of life in Martin County through litter   Accredited Estate Planner (AEP)
      28, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Sailfish Point Oceanfront Club.   prevention, the promotion of recycling, improvement of   Board Certified
        “With so many new challenges, stresses and       solid waste management practices, and beautification and   Real Estate Attorney   REAL ESTATE
      divisiveness in the world today, our signature event, the   community revitalization activities. KMB signature events   We provide quality, personal  legal services to individuals and
      Environmental Stewardship Awards, is a great way for   and programs include the Environmental Stewardship    businesses in Martin and St. Lucie Counties and
      our community to come together and recognize all the   Awards, the International Coastal Cleanup, the Great       throughout the Treasure Coast.
      positive things happening in Martin County,” said Craig   American Cleanup, the  Adopt-A-Road and  Adopt-A-  1805 S. Kanner Highway, Stuart Financial Center, Stuart, FL 34994
      Ahal, president of Keep Martin Beautiful’s Board of   Street programs, and other educational and outreach        772 286 7521
      Directors. “We may not all agree on every issue, but we   activities. Find KMB on Facebook at        -  REAL ESTATE PRACTICE TIP  -

      are all on the same page when it comes to appreciating   KeepMartinBeautiful, follow KMB on Twitter at twitter.  If you rent commercial o ce, retail, or warehouse space, Florida sales tax rate to use
                                                                                                             commercial real property decreases to 5.7% on January 1, 2019. The local discretionary

      what makes Martin County so special – our natural   com/KMBmartin, visit or call   sale surtax still applies. This decrease does not apply to parking or storage of motor
                                                                                                             vehicles, docking or storage of boats or tie-down or storage of aircraft.
      environment. Our awards ceremony is our opportunity   (772) 781-1222.
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