Au­thors to dis­cuss im­por­tant fig­ures of Flor­ida

Palm Beach Daily News - - BUSINESS -

For­mer U.S. Sen. Ge­orge LeMieux of Flor­ida and jour­nal­ist Laura E. Mize, au­thors of “Flor­ida Made: The 25 Most Im­por­tant Fig­ures Who Shaped the State,” will dis­cuss their new book at var­i­ous up­com­ing events.

LeMieux now serves as Flor­ida-based chair­man of the Gun­ster, Yoak­ley & Stew­art law firm.

The co-au­thors will dis­cuss the book at 7 p.m. Wed­nes­day as part of the dis­tin­guished lec­ture se­ries at the His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety of Palm Beach County, 300 N. Dixie High­way, West Palm Beach

At 3 p.m. Oct. 14, they will speak at the Fla­gler Mu­seum. In­dus­tri­al­ist Fla­gler, founder of Stan­dard Oil, is among the 25 peo­ple men­tioned in the book.

The event in­cludes a re­cep­tion and ad­mis­sion

Jane Fet­terly

to the mu­seum. The cost is $25. For reser­va­tions, call 655-2833 or visit fla­gler­mu­

New ex­ec­u­tives — The Lord’s Place an­nounces two new ex­ec­u­tives on its pro­fes­sional staff.

Mona Duf­fus ,a li­censed so­cial worker, has been named chief pro­gram of­fi­cer. A grad­u­ate of Flor­ida State Univer­sity, she has a mas­ter’s de­gree in so­cial work and 10 years of man­age­ment ex­pe­ri­ence. Tim Re­gan has been hired as di­rec­tor of cor­po­rate part­ner­ships. He earned a bach­e­lor’s de­gree in busi­ness ad­min­is­tra­tion from Duquesne Univer­sity. He has ex­pe­ri­ence in spe­cial events and donor giv­ing.

The Lord’s Place, with its Cafe Joshua din­ing place in West Palm Beach, is a non­profit agency es­tab­lished nearly 40 years ago that helps peo­ple break the cy­cle of home­less­ness.

Flor­ida Voices — Au­thor De­bra Dean will talk about her book, “Hid­den Tapestry,” at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Dixon Ed­u­ca­tion Build­ing of The So­ci­ety of Four Arts. The book is a bi­og­ra­phy of Jan Yoors, a wartime re­sis­tance fighter. Dean, a na­tive of Seat­tle, now lives in Mi­ami, where she is on the creative writ­ing fac­ulty of Flor­ida In­ter­na­tional Univer­sity. For more in­for­ma­tion, call the Four Arts Li­brary at 655-2766 or email kinglibrary@

Academy event —

The King’s Academy, a pri­vate school west of West Palm Beach, hosted a fundraiser Sept. 26 that raised $27,000 to ben­e­fit the school’s an­nual cam­paign. More than 500 peo­ple at­tended the ninth an­nual Bou­tique



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