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Posted at 8:58 PM, Dec 24, 2022 WPTV
RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. — One-hundred children from low- income homes were surprised with new bicycles during an event on Christmas Eve in Riviera Beach.
Cold temperatures were not enough to keep children from picking out their gifts in a 21-year-tradition in which Jupiter Realtor Rob Thomson has played Santa.
Photo by Chase Scott
Thompson’s helper, Bishop Thomas Masters, screens and selects deserving families and then invites them to The New Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church to select from dozens of unique bikes.
“I love seeing all the different bikes and then all the kids as they either run to the one that…
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CityBizList – October 12, 2022
As an epidemic of addiction grows nationwide taking a devastating toll on our neighborhoods and families, the mission of the Hanley Foundation becomes more vital each day. Community leaders are embracing the Hanley philosophy that the keys to ending addiction are prevention, advocacy, and support during recovery. Jupiter realtor and philanthropist Rob Thomson says being named to the Hanley Foundation Board of Directors is an opportunity to help further the mission,
“For years I have seen firsthand how the Hanley Foundation’s approach to this difficult issue has transformed lives. I am proud to serve alongside other dedicated board members and to work with the extraordinary staff. I look forward to supporting the…
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Gary Detman | December 24th, 2021
Christmas came a day early for children in Riviera Beach.
One hundred children received a free bicycle at the New Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church on Friday.
Jupiter realtor Rob Thomson provided the bicycles in this tradition that began 20 years ago.
Bishop Thomas Masters, the former mayor of Riviera Beach, helped out with the distribution.
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Alexandra Clough | Palm Beach Post – November 4, 2021
Dustin Johnson, the No. 3 golfer in the world, this week paid $14 million for a waterfront home in Jupiter’s exclusive Admirals Cove, a real estate broker confirmed.
Johnson is the new owner of 389 Eagle Dr., a 10,134-square-foot house that has five bedrooms, eight bathrooms and 110 feet water frontage that can accommodate an 80-foot boat. The property also has a resort-style backyard, covered porch, summer kitchen, infinity pool and spa, fire pit and expanded dock.
The sale is a fast flip for its prior owners, Marcia and William Ulm of Georgia, who paid $12.65 million for the property only six months ago, according to the Palm Beach County Clerk’s Office. The Ulms own MLU Services, an…
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Police, Firefighters and Elected Officials in Tequesta cut the ribbon to open a new fitness facility for first responders donated by Jupiter Realtor Rob Thomson. The old station gym shared by Police and Firefighters in the Village of Tequesta was small, dated and lacking new equipment. Tequesta Police Chief Gustavo Medina said, “Our gym needed a major overhaul. It was not appealing or functional for First Responders to stay fit to serve our community.”
Then Jupiter Realtor Rob Thomson became involved. When he saw the small room that was supposed to help keep First Responders in shape he was appalled. “If you tried to lift weights you might bump into a wall,” Thomson said and added,” the space also lacked any substantial equipment at all.”
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When asked about the first charitable activity he ever did, Thomson recalls the specific day with a smile derived from the heart. That day, he donated 120 bicycles to a Christmas toy drive for Riviera Beach’s New Macedonia Baptist Church. Although the church was elated about Thomson’s contribution, over 270 children in total showed up to the church that day with the hope of obtaining one of the bikes. Thomson affirms, “There was no way I was going to have 150 other children turned away without a bike.” Thus, he quickly purchased 150 more bicycles, but because of the short notice and the shortage of bicycles around the area, Thomson could only get the parts of the bikes. So, not giving up until every single child there was happy, Thomson brought in…
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The way the three owners of Bahama Boat Works see it, if you’re going to be on the water, you should be in the finest fishing boat possible. Owners Bob Sparks, Scott Henley and Rob Thomson have dedicated themselves to making their Bahama 34, Bahama 37 and Bahama 41 the epitome of luxury fishing boats. All lifelong fishermen who hold the highest standards of craftsmanship, they had one thing in mind when creating and fine-tuning the vessel: quality.
The offshore center console craft has been described as the “Bentley of fishing boats,” complete with a proven performance hull and an engine built for speed and a smooth ride. The Bahama 34, Bahama 37…
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Hundreds of families in Riviera Beach are getting a special surprise for Easter weekend.
A truck pulled up to New Macedonia Baptist Church on Saturday and delivered 500 colorful Easter baskets filled with toys and chocolate candy.
Jupiter realtor Rob Thomson wanted to share one of his fondest childhood memories with families who may be struggling this year. That’s what motivated him to donate the Easter baskets.
“So many kids go without Christmas, Easter. My kids are blessed and they don’t go without and you just want to help other people’s kids who may not be receiving it,” said Thomson.
The rest of the baskets will be delivered on Sunday.
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In the midst of the most active real estate market in Florida’s history, The Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Council of the Miami Association of Realtors has presented one of its highest honors, The 2020 Broker of the Year Award, to Joan Thomson of Waterfront Properties and Club Communities. In accepting the honor Joan said, “This is really a reflection of the incredible team at Waterfront Properties. From realtors who provide white glove service to a marketing department that leaves no digital stone unturned to customers who refer us and return to list and purchase again and again it’s an honor shared by everyone.” The Miami Association of Realtors is the largest professional real estate…
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