Authors to discuss important figures of Florida
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
to the museum. The cost is $25. For reservations, call 655-2833 or visit flaglermuseum.us.
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@ fourarts.org.
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