The Loxahatchee Battlefield Preservationists present History in the Park, Saturday, March 19th at 10 a.m., Riverbend/Battlefield Park, 9060 Indiantown Road.
The presentation is free and donations are accepted.
The presentation features author/historian Richard J. Procyk in a living history presentation in costume as General Thomas S. Jesup: “Jesup: the maligned General”-Osceola captured under a white flag of truce.”
Procyk plans to discuss that General Jesup was in sympathy with the Seminoles plight in Florida.
Jessup was of the few who was against Indian removal and was finally recalled from active duty when he suggested in writing that the Seminoles be allowed to remain in Florida.
A battlefield tour will follow the presentation. For information, call 561- 741-1359.
The first pitch of a baseball game featuring children with disabilities is scheduled Saturday, March 19 about 4 p.m. at Roger Dean Stadium, right after the game between the Florida Marlins and Detroit Tigers.
The Miracle League’s players will receive the ‘pro’ treatment during Saturday’s game in Jupiter as their names will be called on the P.A. system, their pictures will scroll on the outfield billboard and each player will get their own ‘walk up’ music as the get ready to bat.
League organizers hope this first-time exposure to the Miracle League and its mission will open the door to developing a North Palm Beach County branch of the league. Currently the League plays its games on a special field built in Delray Beach.
The Miracle League’s mission is to provide opportunities for all children to play baseball regardless of their ability. For over 10 years, the Miracle League Association has made it possible for children all over the country with physical and mental disabilities to achieve the same dream as their healthy peers – to play ball.
The field is complete with a cushioned synthetic turf to help prevent injuries, wheelchair accessible dugouts, and a completely flat surface to eliminate any barriers to the wheelchair bound or visually impaired players. The Miracle League is a non-profit (501) c (3) organization.
The rules of league play are simple:
Every player bats once each inning
All base runners are safe
Every player scores a run before the inning is over (last one up gets a home run)
Each team and each player wins every game
Community children and volunteers serve as “buddies” to assist the players
Mort Levine, mayor of Juno Beach since 2009, died Saturday at hospice in Jupiter. Mr. Levine was 84.
“(Mr. Levine) was a giant in our small town. He was incredibly dedicated to Juno Beach. He readily shared his talents and skills to promote the town,” said Vice Mayor Pro Tem Bill Greene.
Mr. Levine, who often referred to Juno Beach as “World Headquarters,” became a member of the town’s planning and zoning board in 1999. He was elected to the town council in 2008, and appointed mayor of the 3,500-resident town on March 25, 2009.
“(Mr. Levine) just loved being mayor of Juno Beach. He treated everybody with respect. He had no agenda. He cared for his community. What else can you ask for in a mayor?,” said Town Manager Joe Lo Bello.
The town charter calls for the town council to appoint a replacement for Mr. Levine’s position.
Mr. Levine, who had been battling lung cancer for the past year, served on the Palm Beach County American Cancer Society board for more than 25 years.
A lawyer for about 50 years, Mr. Levine specialized in litigation and trial law. He served in various elected and appointed positions, including: Assistant District Attorney of King’s County; Associate Counsel and Assistant Counsel to various standing and joint legislative committees of the New York State Legislature including the Senate Committee on Banks and Chief Counsel of the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division, Second Department Judiciary Relations Committee and Attorney for the New York Telephone Company (now Verizon).
A 16-year-old Benjamin School sophomore who overcame an affliction that drove her to pull out her hair was awarded $1,200 at Thursday night’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy to help other young people with mental illness.
“People will be able to relate to me. It’s a silent battle,” said Sophia DeRosa, a Jupiter resident who was chosen to advance to the YEA regional competition in May in Rochester, New York. Her business, Beat the Stigma, will be an on-line learning center for teenagers.
Since then, new development has been growing in and around the property.
The Allure apartments in Abacoa are opening, with businesses on the bottom floors. The town finished a $4 million renovation of the nearby Abacoa Community Park. The Marriott Hotel opened across from Roger Dean Stadium. The Abacoa Golf Course finished a $1 million renovation.
Built on an ancient Indian shell mound in 1898 by north county pioneers Harry and Susan DuBois, the two-story, historic home attracted a steady stream of visitors until tours were halted after damage from hurricanes led to its closing in 2008.
There are no more signs of cancer, she learned after a new type of blood test and another ultrasound.
“Words just don’t explain the relief and the happiness. I feel like I’ve been carrying a pile of bricks with all of the stress and the worry. That was totally lifted,” Brown said. “For an English teacher to not have any words, that means a lot.”
Jen Brown and her mom, Jane, a retired 10th grade English teacher and guidance counselor, have teamed up in the classroom. On the days when her daughter is away getting treatments, “Mama Brown” teaches the lessons Jen Brown prepared. She volunteers in the classroom for continuity on the other days.
Jen Brown’s dad, J.P., is with her in Houston. She received treatment at the MD Anderson Cancer Center there.
“We both cried,” she said.
Warning signs of ovarian cancer:
Eating less but feeling full
Tiredness and trouble with the bladder
H.O.W., Hearing the Ovarian Cancer Whisper, in Jupiter helps women with ovarian cancer with their financial needs. To make a donation, call 561-406-2109 or go to https://www.ovariancancerpbc.org/donate.