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An Independent Newspaper Serving Broken Sound & Bocaire

        VOL. 17 NO. 5                                                                                  MAY 2023

      Greg Wheaton Announces                                                      More Than 190 Physicians

      Retirement After 32 Years                                                   Nominated by Community

      as Broken Sound Club’s                                                      for 25th Anniversary

      Director of Tennis                                                          “Honor Your Doctor” Luncheon

         If anyone can be said to                                                    Breaking a 25-year
      have “aced” a chosen career                                                 record for the number of
      with skill, grace and the                                                   attendees and monies raised,
      appreciation and admiration                                                 Palm Beach County’s
      of all who have come to                                                     finest healthcare providers
      know him, an unquestioned                                                   were celebrated at the 25th
      example would be Greg                                                       Anniversary  “Honor Your
      Wheaton.                                                                    Doctor” Luncheon. Presented
         Over the past 32 years,                                                  by the Rotary Club Downtown
      Greg has been the official                                                  Boca Raton, the awards event,
      face  of  tennis  at Broken                                                 attended by more than 300
      Sound Club as its Director of                                               guests and physicians, was
      Tennis from the time he first  Greg Wheaton…at left, when he joined Broken Sound, and   held March 29th, the day
      stepped on one of its courts  today, handsome as ever.                      before National Doctors Day  From left: Boca Raton Mayor Scott Singer, Dr. Jeffrey Stein,
      in 1991 at the age of 33.                                                   at Boca West Country Club. In  Dr. David Taub, Dr. Jeffrey Miller
         He has seen the club’s facilities grow to include 23 Hard-Tru courts and a beautiful   appreciation, each nominated
      tennis stadium—where members have competed for the past 22 years in the annual Broken   doctor received a crystal globe on a pedestal engraved with his or her name.

      Greg Wheaton Announces Retirement on page 3                                 More Than 190 Physicians Nominated on page 4

        People You Should Know…

      Broken Sound’s Sal and Wendy Caragliano:

      An Inspiring, Loving, Patriotic Family

         Sal and Wendy Caragliano moved from Great Neck, N.Y. to
      Broken Sound Club in 2008 after he retired from a successful
      career in logistics and real estate.
         In that same year, Gina’s childhood sweetheart, the
      handsome, athletic Ben Harrow, having graduated from
      West Point Military Academy after starring on its Division I
      Lacrosse team, asked for her hand in marriage.
         Ben had graduated in 2005 from West Point and earned a
      coveted commission as an Infantry Officer. After graduating
      from the United States Army Ranger School, he was assigned
      to a 15-month deployment in support of Operation Iraqi
      Freedom with the 1st Cavalry Division. He completed the                     Sal and Wendy, together with their son, Sal
      Special Forces Qualification Course, becoming a Green Beret  Sal and Wendy Caragliano  Jr. and wife, Ariana.
      Officer in 2010 and charged with commanding Special Forces
      Operational Detachment Alpha 7215 on his first deployment to Uruzgan Province in Afghanistan.      Sal  organized  those  fund-raising
      Captain Ben Harrow then took command of ODA 7211 on his second deployment with the 7th   tournaments with the cooperation of Broken   Ben and Gina Harrow and their children,
      Special Forces Group to the Panjawai District of Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.  Sound’s management for six consecutive   Peyton and Marchesa
         With Ben assigned to duty in Afghanistan, reporting to the family about the horrors his   years, and the idea sparked a similar
      wounded comrades were experiencing and being sent stateside for treatment—and the aftermath   tournament held at Bocaire.
      of the 9/11 Twin Towers tragedy still filling the daily headlines here at home—Sal Sr. decided to      But what had started as an act with a purely objective and patriotic motivation by Sal
      launch a series of annual fund-raising golf tournaments at Broken Sound Club with all proceeds   suddenly turned ironically and, unfortunately, personal.
      being shared between the 9/11 First Responders “Tunnel 2 Towers” Fund and a fund for the
      wounded veterans from Afghanistan.                                          People You Should Know… on page 6

                                                                                        St. Andrews and Bocaire members are invited to join
                                                                                      Broken Sound’s Magic Hands Knitting Club for weekly
                                                                                         friendship, fun and charity meetings. (See page 8)

                                                                                      Correction: Last month’s Boca Club News described Broken Sound’s newly
                                                                                    reopened clubhouse as 100,000 square feet in size. We have been informed that,
                                                                                    after its architectural makeover, it is now 130,000 square feet. Correction noted.
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