Program fees per week are $200 for residents and $250 for non-residents.
Hula Surf and Paddle School offers one of the most comprehensive and educational surf and ocean safety camps in the area, according to a news release. Kids will learn to surf and refine their skills. Instructors are first aid and CPR certified. All equipment, including surfboards, is included.
The city is considering adding parking meters to 3,000-plus free parking spots in downtown Delray Beach. When they do, the smart meters will hike up the price of prime parking, such as those coveted side-street spots along Atlantic Avenue.
City officials are expected to talk more about the parking meters at a meeting July 6.
As we prepare to say goodbye to free parking when we hit The Ave, take advantage of these free parking gems around Delray Beach while you can.
Here are some great places to park in downtown Delray Beach:
The Delray Beach Public Library parking lot, shared with the South County Courthouse, on Southwest Second Avenue south of Atlantic Avenue may seem like a trek from East Atlantic, but a it’s only a few blocks from the action and usually empty after the library closes.
Hit the parking garages before 4 p.m. to avoid fees throughout the week. There’s a $5 flat fee if you park after 4 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. But if you get a spot in the garage early enough, you don’t have to pay.
There are 191 free parking spaces — 2-hour and 8-hour parking — at the lot tucked behind the Silverball Museum on Northeast Third Avenue adjacent to the railroad tracks. They tend to fill up during peak hours, but are worth checking for their proximity to the shops, restaurants and bars downtown.
A woman called the gas station to report fraudulent charges on the card. The manager then inspected the pump and found a skimmer inside. She noticed it appeared someone tampered with the red security sticker. Detectives also hope to speak with that woman.
Last year, Boynton Beach held its Fourth of July celebration and fireworks event on July 4. It was a Monday. And it was a late night. The next day, parents asked the city if they’d move future July 4th events to the weekend.
So now, this year’s celebration will be on Saturday.
“Those with young children, by the time they get home it’s a pretty late night,” Wally Majors, the city’s director of parks and recreation, told city officials.
The free event will be at Intracoastal Park, 2240 N. Federal Highway.
The event is from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and includes live music from Dee Dee Wilde Band and On The Roxx (OTR).
At 8:45 p.m. the Boynton Beach Fire Department Honor Guard will do a patriotic salute followed by the National Anthem. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Food and beverage vendors will be on site. There will be activities for children.
Attendees are encourages to bring blankets and chairs.
Two free park and ride shuttle locations are available: Boynton Beach City Hall, 100 E. Boynton Beach Boulevard and Ezell Hester Center, 1901 N. Seacrest Blvd., from 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
The final departures from both locations to the event will be at 8:30 p.m. with the shuttles resuming from Intracoastal Park from 9:30 – 10:30 p.m.
No pets or personal fireworks are allowed for the safety of all spectators.
The deadline to register for the Boynton BeachPolice Department’s Teen Police Academy is Monday.
The program is July 31 through Aug. 4 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Intracoastal Park for teens ages 14-16.
The academy will provide youth a hands-on opportunity to learn how the BBPD operates.
Class topics will include: CPR certification, K-9, police patrol techniques, dangers of traffic stops, firearm safety, ropes course, bike patrol, marine enforcement, gang and drug awareness, crime scene procedures and field trips.
The cost is $100, which includes lunch, t-shirts, a hat and sackpack.
Call Officer Rachel Loy for information at (561) 742-6849.
The restaurant in Renaissance Commons, which opened in 2014, will close Sunday. The menu includes a variety of grilled cheese sandwiches, chopped salads and side dishes. Examples of sandwiches on the menu: Loaded Potato, which is American cheese, french fries, bacon and scallions on white bread with a side of ranch dressing; and Pulled Pork, which is pork, cheddar cheese, coleslaw, pickle chip and BBQ sauce on white bread.
The proposal is for the northwest corner of the intersection, at the Boynton West Shopping Center. The developer is asking to abandon a previous special exception approval that allowed an auto service station. Instead, the developer wants to demolish a vacant building previously approved for a restaurant or lounge and build the 7-11.
The store would be about 3,000 square feet with six pumps and 12 fueling stations.
Also, the developer wants to reduce the right-of-way landscape buffer width along Military Trail from 20 feet to 10 feet, reduce the divider median width from eight feet to two feet, eliminate the trees within the divider median, and reduce the number and dimensions for point of service/queuing spaces from 80 feet to 56 feet.
The zoning commission will vote on the project July 6. The Palm Beach County commissioners will vote July 27.
The Lantana Chamber of Commerce is looking for people to cook chili for the town’s fourth chili cook-off on July 4. The event is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Bicentennial Park, 321 E. Ocean Ave.
The entry fee is $25. The grand prize winner gets $500. The second place winner gets $75 and the third gets $25.
For information and to sign up, contact Lynn Smith at 561-585-8664 or email@example.com.
The town’s July 4 festivities are from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The event includes live music and contests such as Most Patriotic Baby. There will also be family games and vendors. Bring chairs and blankets. Fireworks start at 9:10 p.m.
DELRAY BEACH — City police are looking for two men captured on video knocking an elderly woman to the ground and robbing her Friday afternoon at a local Walgreens, the Delray Beach Police Department reports.
The strong-armed robbery happened around noon in the parking lot of the Walgreens on Atlantic Avenue east of Military Trail. Two men approached the elderly woman, forcefully took her purse and knocked her to the ground, police say.
The woman was treated by Delray Beach Fire Rescue for minor injuries.
Police released images of the two men captured by surveillance camera. They fled in a newer model, dark blue Honda Accord sedan with the Florida tag “CZZ Z67” driven by a third person, according to police.
Investigators believe the vehicle, yet to be recovered, was stolen from Boynton Beach on Thursday.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Delray Beach Police Department.
The “foundation” of the rules is that the city is forcing sober homes to certify with a nonprofit that requires them to meet business and housing standards, said Mike Rumpf, the city’s director of planning and zoning. That nonprofit is the Boca Raton-based Florida Association of Recovery Residences, which regulates homes under a voluntary program for the state.
Another rule staff proposed is that the group homes have to be at least 300 feet away from another group home instead of 1,000 feet. That’s a distance of about four homes. But some commissioners asked for that minimum to be higher, making the homes more spread out. Rumpf plans to research that and will come back with a recommendation in time for the second vote, scheduled for July 18.
Rumpf said existing sober homes will have to follow the certification rule. As far as the distance rule, the homes will be grandfathered in if they don’t meet that.
“These are new regulations, venturing in an area that has been uncharted if you will. We’ll be monitoring them over time,” Rumpf said.
Boynton and Delray Beach are the first cities in the state to propose forcing sober homes to tighten standards and stop settling in clusters. Delray also plans to force the homes to voluntarily certify with the nonprofit or prove they meet those standards without certification. And, Delray plans to limit the number of homes allowed to open in a given area.