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This is her goal at Boca Nursing Services, which she launched 18 years ago after spending time as a registered nurse who worked with private patients. “Continuity is very important to our clients,” Glamoclija says. “It’s comforting to know that someone who understands what you need and want is always available to help.” To help ensure continuity of care and provide peace of mind for her patients and their families, Glamoclija developed a team approach designed to proved each client with a team of caregivers. “When I first meet with a patient, I immediately have an idea of which caregivers will make the best team,” she says. “We’ve discovered that there is a high degree of patient satisfaction that results from matching the right team to the patient.” At Boca Nursing Services, it’s not unusual for a team of caregivers to stay with a patient for many years. Whether they’re at home or in the hospital, our clients are able to live more enjoyable lives thanks to the team approach,” Glamoclija says.

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Boca Nursing Services, Inc. is recognized as a concierge private duty home care leader in the communities we serve. We have over 16 years of experience navigating the healthcare maze providing Clients and families with a strong combination of quality services, effective resource utilization and a high level of comfort in the quality of care delivered. Licensed by the state, Boca Nursing Services has provided compassionate and professional in home support and nursing care to Clients in the four county area. Clients retain Boca Nursing Services on an intensive short-term basis or long-term basis in their homes, during hospital or facility stays and during residence at assisted living facilities. Whether you need a nurse around the clock, a companion for the day or a physical therapist twice a week, you can depend on Boca Nursing Services to give you the very best nursing and personal care, for as long and as often as needed. • Registered Nurses • Licensed Practical Nurses • Certified Nursing Assistants • Home Health Aides • Live-Ins • Therapists • Only the Highest Quality Boca Nursing Services only employs handpicked caregivers of the highest caliber. A Registered Nurse for more than 20 years, Rose Glamoclija, founder and Administrator, often saw how the quality of care suffers when Client and caregiver are mismatched. Boca Nursing Services’ caregivers are not only experienced and compassionate, but also respectful of Clients’ rights, beliefs and privacy. A Registered Nurse makes an initial visit to your home. While there, the nurse assesses your nursing and personal needs in order to develop the plan of care with you. Boca Nursing Services then matches you with the caregiver who is best suited for you. The Nursing Department not only orients the caregiver to your personalized plan of care, but also ensures that services are provided in accordance with the plan and to your complete satisfaction. All of our healthcare professionals are of the highest quality who undergo careful screening of their references and credentials including a drug and criminal background screening. Not only does Rose personally review the qualifications and experience prior to selecting each caregiver for hire, but there also is continuous supervision by her and the Nursing Department. Call Boca Nursing Services in Boca Raton at 561-347-7566 or in Palm Beach at 561-833-3430 for more information about our exceptional services or to schedule your initial homecare assessment.


Palm Beach Opera supporters celebrate opening night of The Pirates of Penzance On Friday, April 7, 2017, Palm Beach Opera Board of Directors, Co-Producer Society, as well as dedicated supporters and friends gathered at The Kravis Center for Performing Arts in West Palm Beach for the Opening Night Dinner and opera performance of The Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert and Sullivan. Guests were welcomed by Palm Beach Opera’s Chairman of the Board, Dennis Williams, and General Director, Daniel Biaggi. Maestro David Stern, Deanna Dys, Choreographer, and Alan Paul, Stage Director for The Pirates of Penzance, joined attendees at the opening night festivities.

Tova Leidesdorf and Lisa Koeper

Henry and Marsha Laufer

Ellis and Nancy Parker Charles and Merrill Gottesman, Esta and Robert Epstein

Palm Beach Opera’s The Pirates of Penzance featured Metropolitan Opera star and American power-house mezzo soprano, Stephanie Blythe, who make her company mainstage debut. The Palm Beach Opera premier opened to rave audience and critical reviews, closing its 56th season with an extraordinary, world-class production. The Pirates of Penzance was generously underwritten by the following members of Palm Beach Opera’s Co-Producer Society: Mr. and Mrs. William G. Brown, Producer; Mrs. Ari Rifkin, Chief Conductor Sponsor; Toni and Martin Sosnoff, Stephanie Blythe Appearance Sponsor; Gladys and Sy Ziv Foundation, Opening Night Sponsor; Mr. Sanford Baklor and Ms. Arlene Kaufman, Dr. and Mrs. Hans D. Baumann, Dr. and Mrs. David Kosowsky, Single CoProducers; Mrs. Annette Y. Friedland, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fromer, Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Goldner, Mr. and Mrs. John Pohanka, Associate Co-Producers; Merrill and Charles Gottesman, Season Concertmaster Sponsor; Mr. Bruce Beal and Mr. Francis Cunningham, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Purdy, Assistant Co-Producers; and Palm Beach Opera Guild, Supertitles Sponsor.

David Walker, Toni Sosnoff, Monica Laurans, Martin Sosnoff Paul and Sandra Goldner

Ari Rifkin and Maestro David Stern Karin and John Strasswimmer

PHOTO CREDIT: Kelly Wagner

Arlette Gordon, Elizabeth Bowden. Margaret Rost

Isanne and Sanford Fisher

On Saturday March 11th, Big Dog Ranch Rescue held their 4th annual Wine Women and Shoes event to benefit homeless, abused and abandoned animals. More than 600 women were in attendance at Mar-aLago on Palm Beach making this the largest luncheon in Mar-a-Lago history. Big Dog Ranch Rescue President Lauree Simmons said, “This was our best year yet. 100% of the money we raised will go to saving more lives.” The event raised 1.1 million dollars for Big Dog Ranch Rescue. Event chairs were, Robin Bernstein and Peggy Wheeler. Honorary Chairs were Herme Di Wyman Miro, Emily Pantelides and Suzy Welch.

Sitting left to right: Patty Snoddy, Ari Rifkin, Tova Leidesdorf, Cameron Neth Standing left to right: Zelma Nichols, Leigh Lombardi, Missy de Bellis, Suzi Goldsmith, Anne-Marie Haymes, Memorie L. Wadsworth, Valerie Ross

Robin Bernstein, Peggy Wheeler, Lauree Simmons, Liz Quirantes

Robin Bernstein, Lara Trump, Peggy Wheeler Honorary Chair Herme de Wyman Miro, with Lauree Simmons, and Arthur Benjamin

Suzy Welch, and Robin Clark

Zelma Nichols, last year’s chair

Mary Leonetti, Linda Giustiniani, Connie Frankino

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Suzy Welch, Co-Chair Emily Pantelides, Lauree Simmons

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Master of Ceremonies Tim ‘The Byrdman’ Byrd, with Lynda Figuerado, Stephanie Berzinski Channel 25 News & Media Anchor, and Michael Hodges Event Chair Sharon DiPietro with Ardath Rosengarden

Irwin & Robin Saltzman, with Rick Goldsmith

A TREMENDOUS SUCCESS Over 660 animal advocates and supporters of Tri County Animal Rescue came together to help celebrate TCAR’s 15th Annual Doggie & Kittie Ball. Guests were dressed in their finest western chic and set to have a fun time helping raise the much needed operational funds for the only 100% no-kill shelter, 100% non-profit rescue center. TCAR lived up to the promise of being a “night to remember” as guests enjoyed shopping the largest silent auction among all charities while enjoying the delectable hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and sipping cocktail from the open bar.

Sue Aronberg, Hank Aronberg, Dave Aronberg

Anne-Marie & Stephen Haymes

Then comes the dinner gala. Guests entered the beautiful decorated dining room and greeted by the Chairman of the Board, Sharon DiPietro, also Doggie Ball’s Event Chairman who then turned the mic over to our State Attorney, Dave Aronberg. Dave Aronberg, Harvard College and Law School graduate, was recently named one of the country’s top 10 animal defenders by Animal Legal Defense Fund. Elissa Greenberg with a friend

Maya Johnson and Missy de Bellis

Arthur Benjamin, Gail Worth

Mary Wong, Honorary Chair

Toni Holt Kramer

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Guest Speaker Dave Aronberg with Auctioneer Neil Saffer

Laura Russell, Byron Russel, Mike Walsh

Co-founder & Executive Director of TCAR Suzi Goldsmith, Ari Rifkin, Cammeron Neth, and Maude Cook


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President Donald Trump and his staff at Mar-a-Lago

Maya Johnson and Missy De Bellis Rapaille

Lara & Eric Trump

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Patrick Mcgeeney, and Leigh Lombardi

Lew & Peggy Wheeler, with Justin Welvaert

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Anne-Marie & Stephen Haymes Zelma and Nick Nichols

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Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County

April 7, 2017, Nearly 400 guests celebrated the “unofficial close” to the Palm Beach social season as they turned out for the annual white party - Barefoot on the Beach at the Breakers Beach Club. The event has become a staple on the society calendar and this year was no exception with co-chairs Susan Miller and Holly Weston on point to present a memorable evening. As guests arrived they received a spirited welcome from members of the Max M. Fisher Boys & Girls Club who tossed out party beads to the guests as they passed through the receiving line. Further on, they were presented with the evening’s signature drink – “Frose” and mouth-watering hors d’oeuvres. Following a sumptuous buffet dinner, guests were wowed with a surprise performance from Club member Keiyon Ivory who moved the crowd with his rendition of How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You. Founding chairs, Reid Boren and Tom Quick shared the live auction duties, resulting in one of the most successful live auctions in the events history. South Florida’s premier top 40 band, Wonderama provided the energy during dinner. Closing out the poolside festivities, a colorful Junkanoo Parade lead guests from the Beach Club to the Venetian Ballroom in time for the all new “After Party” featuring socialite DJ Mad Marg (Marjorie Gubelmann). The ballroom was transformed into a chic black light party complete with neon décor accents. “We are extremely grateful to all of our sponsors, donors and to our new co-chairs Susan Miller and Holly Weston. Their fresh new look for Barefoot was amazingly well received” said Reid Boren. “Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the overwhelming support of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, I am beyond grateful” added Holly Weston. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County joins Reid in thanking Co-Chairs Miller and Weston as well as CoChairmen Kristen Cashel and Richard Gaff; Junior Chairmen Craig Gibson, Jr. and Brooke Murphy; and Honorary Chairmen Brooks Bishop, Lauren Borman Bohn, Taylor Collins, and Keith Williams. We are also thankful to Founding Chairs Reid Boren, Tom Quick and Wally Turner for their unwavering support of this event.

Michelle and Reid Boren

Thank you to our Grand Benefactors Susan and Lloyd Miller and to our Bungalow Benefactors Brooks Bishop, Bretzlaff Group, , The Donald A. Burns Foundation, Jim and Kristy Clark, First Republic, Fisher, Bendeck, & Potter, PLLC, Suzanne and Ramsey Frank, Connie Frankino, David Lambert, Michael Lorber, Mary Alice Fortin Foundation, Rulon Reed, Sandpointe, and Seagate Construction. Proceeds from the Barefoot on the Beach event support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County. For more information, please contact Mary Coleman, Director of Philanthropy at 561-683-3287 or mcoleman@bgcpbc.org or visit www.bgcpbc.org.

Carol and Tom Kirchhoff Reid Boren, Susan Miller, Tom Quick and Holly Weston

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Jamie and Mac Zahringer with Suzanne and Ramsey Frank

Allegra and Calixto Garcia-Velez

Keith WIlliams and Nicole Dina

Linda Giustiniani and Connie Frankino

Don Burns and Samantha Curry

Katherine Lande and Richard Gaff

Olympia Shields, Brooks Bishop

Colin and Kristen Cashel

Alexandra Taylor, Eddy Taylor and Casey Taylor

Brooke and Robert Murphy

Photo Credit Lucien Capehart

Brianna Mahler and Zachary Potter


Restaurant Eden-Roc hosting Maya Johnson for her birthday

Arnaud Poette infuses Epicurean Poetry into all the dining

Chef Christophe Marc, Pastry Chef Liliane Bonnefoi, Head Chef Olivier Gaiatto, Executive Chef Arnaud Poëtte

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“Le homard bleu”

Blue lobster, jelly bisque consommé, cauliflower purée and sweet Cévennes onions, caviar from Sologne

WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL OF PALM BEACH, INC 2016-2017 Distinguished Speaker Series

Carol Jaeger, Vice Chairwoman,

Doug Evans, Chairman of the Board

On Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Ambassador Stephen Sestanovich spoke at the Colony Palm Beach to an overflow, standing room only audience of 245 World Affairs Council members and guests. He discussed the state of affairs between Vladimir Putin’s Russia and President Donald Trump’s administration. Sestanovich noted that the relationship has been deteriorating since the Presidential Election in November, due in part to Putin’s striving for a power base in Syria and the Middle East, and Trump’s commitment to crush ISIS.

Douglas Jencks, Vice Chairwoman Carol Jaeger, and Dr. Robert Mackler

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Ambassador Stephen Sestanovich

Dorinda Spahr, Robert Spahr, and Judith Wilson

Suebelle & Richard Robbins, and Susan Furman

Sharma Schacknow & Dr. Paul Schacknow

Joanne and Robert Toth

Students from Saint Edward’s, CEO of WAC Palm Beach Celeste Simon, and Ambassador Steven Sestanovich

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On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, the World Affairs Council of Palm Beach hosted Becky McDonald at the Colony Palm Beach, Becky, President of Women at Risk International, spoke to a full audience of World Affairs Council members and guests about the increase in Human Trafficking globally and, to a great extent, here in Florida. The specifics about children and babies being trafficked were the most difficult to hear and comprehend. Becky told everyone to be alert at all times and let authorities know if you see anything suspicious. She gave a local Florida Hot Line Number to call: 305-350-5567. President of Women at Risk International, Becky McDonald

Alison Brown

Saint Edward’s Students with Celeste Simon, Becky McDonald, and Phil McDonald

Alison Brown, Director on the Advisory Board of the World Affairs Council of Palm Beach, has received the Civil Litigation Award which will be awarded on June 3rd at the 29th annual Pro Bono Recognition Evening & Auction. The Award is given to deserving attorneys when their outstanding pro bono service in a civil case is merited. This year the award was based on Alison Brown’s representation of low income tenants in a litigated case against unethical landlords. s. E. D. Children’s Fund, Inc.

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Gateway for Cancer Research presents inaugural Palm Beach Legend Award to Patrick Park at St. Patrick’s Day Party

President Trump drops in to congratulate honoree

March 20, 2017, Gateway for Cancer Research, a non-profit dedicated to funding patient-centric, transformational cancer research, honored Patrick Park with its inaugural Palm Beach Legend Award at a St. Patrick’s Day celebration on March 17, 2017 at The Mar-a-Lago Club. Considered the top of the evening for over 300 cheery guests was late-comer President Trump stopping in to the party to shake hands and congratulate his friend, the night’s honoree, Patrick Park.

Patrick Park

Palm Beach Legend Award

An Irish music trio kicked off the party as guests in festive frocks perused the silent auction to explore the experiential offerings while enjoying cocktails, raw bar and hors d’oeuvres before moving into the European style ballroom which was dressed as a shamrock fairyland right out of an Irish storybook. As guests were served a four-course traditional Irish menu in grand Mar-a-Lago style, event honorary co-chairmen, Richard Stephenson, Gateway chairman of the board, and Dr. Stacie Stephenson, Gateway board director, presented the Legend Award to Park in recognition of his dedication to funding leading-edge cancer research. The festivities continued into the night with a jolly sing-a-long of Irish folk songs and dancing to the lively music of popular Boston band, Sultans of Swing.

Patrick Park, POTUS, Lee Lipton

“We are excited to honor Mr. Patrick Park with the Palm Beach Legend Award for his tireless advocacy for finding innovative cures and treatments for cancer,” said Teresa Hall Bartels, president, Gateway for Cancer Research. “As a respected philanthropist, Mr. Park has helped raise awareness and substantial funds for countless charities and we are thankful he shares our vision to shape a world in which a cancer diagnosis is no longer feared.” Thanks to generous underwriting and the evening’s Presenting Sponsor, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, 99 cents of every dollar donated directly funds patient treatments. Honorary Benefactors were Daniel and Pamella DeVos and Samuel J. and Connie M. Frankino Foundation. Platinum Sponsors were Veronica Atkins and Park Foundation. International Society of Palm Beach, and Caroline Suplizio were Gold Sponsors. Silver Sponsors were Arthur Benjamin and Stradley, Ronon, Stevens and Young, LLP.

Patrick Park, Dick Robinson, Herme de Wyman Miro, Lois Pope

Event co-chairmen were Veronica Atkins, Connie Frankino and Rajesh Garg, MD, JD. Hermé de Wyman Miro, and Caroline Suplizio were vice-chairman. For more information about Gateway for Cancer Research, contact Karen Carr at 561-295-5871 and save the date for Gateway for Cures, St. Patrick’s Day Party, March 17, 2018.

Howard Kessler, Patrick Park, Michele Kessler



Bjaye and Frank Pilotte

Veronica Atkins, Richard and Dr. Stacie Stephenson

Leslee and Ron Damico

Peggy and Bill Johnson, Florence Seiler

Suzi and Rick Goldsmith, Judi and Ray Richards

Elayne Flamm, Tova Leidesdorf, Dick Robinson, Herme de Wyman Miro

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Dear Readers, Friends, and Supporters, What a whirl wind season we have had! Much has transpired in our enclave which has brought joy, culture and social awareness to our lives this social season. I wish to express my appreciation and thank you for your support, and am looking forward to working with you all next season. Until then, wishing you all, safe travels, as much adventure as you can handle....and much joy in your lives, as you experience the fruits of the summer, and live life to its fullest. Best Wishes,

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