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About Katie Barr

Katie's family moved to Boca Raton in 1970 where she later attended Palm Beach Community College and FAU. Katie is the Founder of HaitianArt.com, a Boca Raton company which began in 1989 as a small art studio. Works by Haiti’s artists soon became part of a revolving exhibit at City Hall as well as the Boca Raton Library and Community Center. The gallery later moved to Delray Beach and broadened its base to include works by Eastern Cuban artists and Florida Highwaymen. Today her focus is on art consulting and internet art sales. She is on the board of the A.C.T.I.O.N. Foundation, a non-profit organization whose goal is to foster harmony between the Caribbean community and the United States, and currently serves as the Vice President of the Riviera Civic Association.
4 Jan 2018

School Overcrowding – A Growing Issue

By | January 4th, 2018|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|6 Comments

School overcrowding is not just an issue for Palm Beach County or Boca Raton. Cities all over the country are struggling  to maintain a quality educational environment for their children. Increasing class sizes and overcrowded schools can be traced directly to poorly managed growth.  If school expansion and construction of new schools does not keep [...]

4 Dec 2017

Profile of a Volunteer: Margaret Fitzsimons – Inspiration for Boca Raton’s ‘2020 VISION!’

By | December 4th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|3 Comments

Publisher’s Comment: Boca Raton’s residents are active again.  The last few years has seen residents stand up and push back against the local elected officials’ tendency to diminish the quality of life experienced throughout the city.  This push back has encouraged individuals to contribute in many ways; ways requiring commitment of time, energy and treasure.  [...]

20 Nov 2017

‘ Resident Friendly’ Candidate Running for City Council Seat D!

By | November 20th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|1 Comment

In March of 2018 Boca Raton has an opportunity to make a big change on city council. Monica Mayotte will be running for Seat D and her campaign kick off began last Thursday night. Monica, a 21 year resident of Boca Raton, chose the Dubliner - a downtown favorite hot spot for her campaign kick [...]

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