4boca.com is offering local businesses an exclusive, free way to easily inform the local community. Is your business open or closed? What are the adjusted hours? What special information do you have for customers? All the other things customers need to know: phone, address, email, a map etc. For example:...

NOTE: This article contains no rumors or unfounded claims.  Hey! We're doing this coronavirus thing now apparently. If we listen to public health authorities that means practicing "social distancing". Social distancing, in the most basic and immediate sense means staying away from other people.  It means limiting how much you travel and how much you socialize face to face. When it's necessary to go out for whatever reason, social distancing means keeping a set distance away from other people.

Rocket stoves allow powerful, focused fire to be created using only a small amount of fuel. Using twigs, bark, leaves, cardboard or small sticks, a fire can be sustained that's strong enough to boil a large pot of water. Many low tech designs for rocket stoves exist, but probably the simplest and cheapest involves common cinder blocks. In the aftermath of a natural disaster, like a hurricane, rocket stoves give their users peace-of-mind that their cooking doesn't have to be limited to how much propane they have.

The scene is all too common. You are having dinner out and spot another couple being escorted to the table next to you. They are attractive and seem so focused on each other that it must be a first date. Only a waiter breaks the...

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I have been collecting people's email addresses for around a year now, letting you all opt-in. Almost 100 people from all over Boca have given me their addresses and let me know what communities you all call home. This is really cool. I appreciate being let known that you're visiting the site and finding the information here to be valuable to you.

How can Boca parents keep kids* informed about the changing world around them? 4boca.com has aggregated news headlines relevant specifically to the people of Boca Raton, updated daily. How can Boca parents connect their kids to the information about a changing planet without exposing them to the...

I've been aggregating news here on 4boca.com by automatic, manual and now pseudo-automatic technology. Visitors have noted how some links point to sites that are paywalled, like the Sun-Sentinel and Palm Beach Post. It's annoying to be linked to a story that you can't read. I understand. I get annoyed by this too. I'm making an intentional effort to avoid doing this moving forward.

Crocker Partners, the developers who built Mizner Park and Boca Center, recently acquired another Boca Raton property, formerly known as T-Rex, the site where IBM developed the first personal computers. Now named the Boca Raton Innovation Campus (BRIC), this historically significant property is unequaled, priceless in more ways than one. But how has the birth place of the PC fared over the decades? What condition is it in today? I wanted to know so I went to the site and asked questions. I learned that Crocker has plans for this property, betting on its best days being ahead.

I've been to marijuana dispensaries in both Colorado and California - for journalistic purposes of course.  They're weird - different from any other businesses. If you've never been inside one and wonder what it's like inside, read on. The style of dispensary I'm going to describe here is different in several ways to the ones we have in Florida that dispense strictly medical marijuana. I'll also explain why I think legalizing medical marijuana without legalizing recreational marijuana promotes behavior that's worse than the effects of drugs.