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10th Annual Boca Raton Wine & Food Festival | November 9, 2019

On Saturday, November 9, 2019, the Annual Boca Raton Wine & Food Festival, “A Culinary Affair!”, returns for its 10th annual celebration. Recognized as one of the largest food festivals in all of South Florida, the event will take place at Sanborn Square Park in the heart of ... Read more

Palm Beach County Real Estate Market Update: September 2019

Check out the Palm Beach County Local Real Estate Market Update for September 2019 below. The following real estate market update & performance summary is based on the latest statistics reported by the Florida REALTORS®, providing a year-over-year comparison of 2018 & 2019 ... Read more

Boca Raton Beach & Park District Officially Names Briann Harms New Executive Director

Author: Melissa Dawson Contact: mdawson@mybocaparks.org BOCA RATON – The Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District removed the “Interim” tag from Briann Harms' job title, officially promoting her to Executive Director.  “Briann's dedication to the Boca ... Read more

Boca Raton's First Annual BarkFest!

On Saturday, October 5, 2019, join the City of Boca Raton’s Recreation Services Department for the First Annual BarkFest! at Mizner Bark Dog Park! This FREE pet- & family-friendly event will feature food vendors for pets & their human companions, a mobile grooming station, ... Read more

Boca Votes to Pursue Third-Party Funding for Boca National Golf Course

Author: Melissa Dawson Contact: mdawson@mybocaparks.org BOCA RATON – The Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District (The District) voted on Monday to pursue a bond, most of which will fund the development of Boca Raton's new public golf course to be built at the former site of Ocean ... Read more

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WFLX Fox 29-TV: Local news and weather for Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast
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Local Newspapers

Sun Sentinel
The Boca Raton Tribune
Palm Beach Post
The Coastal Star
Boca Newspaper
Delray Newspaper
South Florida Times

Local Traffic

Boca Raton Traffic & Road Conditions: LocalConditions.com
Boca Raton Traffic Conditions & Accident Report

Local Weather & Beach Conditions

National Weather Service-Local Weather
Boca Raton Interactive Weather Radar Map
Boca Raton Hourly Weather Forecast
Boca Raton 10-Day Weather Forecast
Local Beach Conditions
Boca Raton South Beach Park Webcam
Boca Inlet Webcam
Lake Boca Cam

Emergency

Police, Fire, & Ambulance: Dial 9-1-1
Poison Control1-800-222-1222
City of Boca Raton Hurricane Info & Preparedness
Citizens Information Center (*only during a hurricane emergency): 561-982-4900
Emergency Messaging Services & EnrollmentCodeRED  ALERTPBC
Boca Raton Ocean Rescue: 561-393-7820

Utilities

Comcast Xfinity- Digital Cable, Internet, & Phone: 1-800-266-2278
AT&T- Internet & Phone: 1-888-757-6500
FPL- Florida Power & Light Company: 561-994-8227
Florida Public Utilities- Natural Gas & Propane: 561-278-2636
City of Boca Raton Utility Services- Water & Wastewater: 561-338-7300
City of Boca Raton Water Billing: 561-393-7750561-393-7855 (fax)
Palm Beach County Water Utilities: 561-278-5136

City of Boca Raton Services

City of Boca Raton (City Hall): 561-393-7700
City of Boca Raton Garbage Collection Service: 561-416-3367
City of Boca Raton Recycling: 561-416-3367
Boca Raton Fire Rescue Services Department: 561-982-4000 (non-emergency)
Boca Raton Police Services: 561-338-1234 (non-emergency)
Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce: 561-395-4433561-392-3780 (fax)
City of Boca Raton Employment
BocaTV (Boca Raton Government Television): 561-393-7941
BocaRADIO (Boca Raton Government Radio): 1650 AM WPQJ

County Services

Florida Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles Palm Beach County
Florida DMV Online Guide
     Drivers License: 561-355-2264
     Vehicle Registration: 561-355-2622
Palm Beach County Voter Registration: 561-656-6200561-656-6287 (fax)
Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office
     Headquarters: 561-688-3000
     District 7-Boca Raton: 561-687-6510
Crime Stoppers Palm Beach County, Inc.800-458-8477 (tip line)
Palm Beach County Property Appraiser Exemption Services561-355-2866
Palm Beach County Tax Collector: 561-355-2264
Discover the Palm Beaches (Convention & Visitors Bureau): 561-233-3000561-233-3009 (fax)

Post Office

United State Postal Service
     Main Station Line: 1-800-ASK-USPS (1-800-275-8777)
USPS Location Finder

Public Libraries

Boca Raton Public Library
     Main Phone: 561-393-7852
     Downtown Library: 561-393-7852
     Spanish River Library: 561-393-7852

Palm Beach County Library System: 561-233-2600
     Main Library (West Palm Beach): 561-233-2600
     Glades Road Branch: 561-482-4554
     West Boca Branch: 561-470-1600
     Hagen Ranch Road Branch: 561-894-7500
     West Boynton Branch: 561-734-5556
     Lantana Road Branch: 561-304-4500

Highland Beach Library: 561-278-5455
Delray Beach Public Library: 561-266-0194
South County Law Library: 561-274-1440

Education

Palm Beach County Public Schools: 561-434-8000
Boca Raton Private Schools (Pre-K to High School)
A.D. Henderson University School561-297-3970 (Elementary & Middle School)
Florida Atlantic University High School561-297-4707
Florida Atlantic University561-297-3000
Lynn University: 561-237-7000; 1-800-994-LYNN 
Digital Media Arts College: 561-237-7000
Palm Beach State College: 561-967-7222

Hospitals

Boca Raton Regional Hospital: 561-955-7100
West Boca Medical Center: 561-488-8000
Delray Medical Center: 561-498-4440
North Ridge Medical Centre: 954-776-6000
Broward Health Medical Center: 954-355-4400
Broward Health North: 954-941-8300
University of Miami Hospital: 305-689-5511

Airports

Palm Beach International Airport: 561-471-7420
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport: 1-866-435-9355
Miami International Airport: 305-876-7000
Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport: 954-828-4955

Public Transportation

TRI-RAIL: 800-874-7245; 954-783-6030
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AMTRAK
     Fort Lauderdale (FTL): 800-872-7245
     Hollywood (HOL): 954-921-4517
     Deerfield Beach (DFB): 954-421-1155
     Delray Beach (DLB): 800-872-7245
     West Palm Beach (WPB): 561-832-6169

Palm Tran Bus Service: 561-841-4200
Palm Tran Connection: 561-649-9838; 877-870-9849
Palm Tran Fixed Route Info: 561-841-4287; 877-930-4287

Public Park List & Info

Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District
     Sugar Sand Park561-347-3900
     Willow Theatre561-347-3948 (box office)
     Children's Science Explorium: 561-347-3912
     Gumbo Limbo Nature Center561-544-8605
     Patch Reef Park561-367-7035
     Swim & Racquet Center561-544-8540 (swim); 561-367-7095 (racquet)
     Countess DeHoernle Park
     Spanish River Park: 561-393-7815
     
Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation: 561-966-6600
     South Inlet Park: 561-966-6653
     Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park561-966-6611?
     Sandalfoot Cove Park: 561-966-6600  
     Veteran's Memorial Park: 561-966-6600
     Southwinds Golf Course561-483-1305

Dog Parks

Mizner Bark Dog Park: 561-393-7815
Bark Park Dog Beach: 561-367-7035
Canine Cove at South County Regional Park: 561-966-6600

Museums

Boca Raton Museum of Art: 561-392-2500
Boca Raton Children’s Museum: 561-368-6875
Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum: 561-395-6766
Children’s Science Explorium at Sugar Sand Park: 561-347-3912
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens: 561-495-0233

Shopping

Mizner Park: 561-362-0606
Town Center At Boca Raton: 561-368-6001
Royal Palm Place: 561-392-8920
Boca Center: 561-361-9804
Glades Plaza: 561-254-2292
Festival Marketplace: 954-979-4555; 1-800-353-2627
Delray Marketplace: 561-865-4613

Sports Teams

Miami Marlins: 305-626-7378
Florida Panthers: 954-835-7000
Miami Dolphins305-943-8000
Miami Heat: 786-777-3865