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.
On Tuesday afternoon, a group of Chinese young adults studying in Florida came to the area and snapped photos of the Eau. Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet with President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago after he arrives.
The Water Tower Commons development team will be at Monday’s Town Council meeting asking for a variety of changes. One of the changes is regarding the accepted signage for the grocery store. Walmart wants to have a mural that would reflect locally grown fruits and vegetables to promote the “Farm to Table” movement.
Lantana Development, a partnership between Southeast Legacy, headed by Kenco Communities’ Endelson, and Wexford Capital, owns the former A.G. Holley State Hospital land. They paid the state $15.6 million for the more than 70 acres of land in 2014.
Water Tower Commons will be a mix of retail and residential.
The town councilmen already approved the commercial portion of the project. That section includes a 43,502-square-foot grocery store, a 34,000-square-foot fitness center, a 13,100-square-foot pharmacy, restaurants, drive-thrus and more than 120,000-square-foot of retail.
Boynton Beach for the fourth consecutive year came in first in the large cities category in Palm Beach County.
City staff and residents read “The Bear Ate Your Sandwich” to more than 2,400 students on Oct. 27.
The city said they are “delighted” with the win.
In the small cities category, Lantana won again.
The Read for the Record event is run by Jumpstart and is a national campaign that goes back more than a decade ago to address educational inequities, according to its website. Locally, the event was organized by the Boynton Beach-based Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County.
The event includes free food (hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and drinks), music, games, toy giveaways and raffles, according to a news release. There will also be a chance to register early for the Back to School Bash.
The center is at 1101 Mentone Rd., south of Hypoluxo Road.
The fire happened Dec. 5, and caused about $100,000 in damage. No one was injured. The cause of the fire is still being investigated.
Calls made to the owners Friday were not immediately returned.
Here’s what the Facebook post says:
“With a sad, heavy and humbled heart, we will be closing doors @ LANTANA jacks for good on Sunday. It’s been one heck of a journey! Come and show your support and let’s make this the best weekend possible! Taco truck will be here @ 5 tonight!!
Live music tonight by: THE SALTY PIRATES 7-10pm Saturday:CANNON & COHEN 6:30-9:30 Sunday: Watch the NFL games in your favorite chair 1 last time ! Live music by Steve Vincent @ 5pm”
Glades Road: Mill, resurface and widen Glades from Butts Road to University Drive/Northwest 10 Avenue, including the bridge over Military Trail and the Tri-Rail tracks; build a ramp with a new bridge over Airport Road to accommodate traffic from westbound Glades Road onto northbound and southbound I-95; and widen bike lanes and sidewalks along Glades. Timeline: Out for bids in July 2021.
Estimated total cost: $19.6 million.
Spanish River Boulevard: New interchange being built now. Sound walls also will be built along Yamato Road and on the east side of I-95 north of Yamato Road. Timeline: Construction completed in 2017.
Linton Boulevard: Add lanes to Linton, including an eastbound auxiliary lane to the southbound I-95 on-ramp, and a westbound auxiliary lane to the northbound I-95 ramp; realign the I-95 ramps; and add a ramp lane on I-95 southbound. Timeline: Construction completed by 2019.
Estimated total cost for these and other related improvements: $23 million.
Atlantic Avenue: Add a separated right turn lane from eastbound Atlantic onto southbound I-95; and widen the northbound I-95 entrance ramp. Timeline: Construction to begin in summer 2018 and take 16 months.
Estimated total cost for these and other related improvements: $13 million.
Woolbright Road: Widen the northbound I-95 on-ramp; rebuild the southbound I-95 off-ramp to add a free-flow right-turn lane onto westbound Woolbright; update the railings on the Woolbright bridges over I-95 and the railroad tracks; and install barrier walls, curbs, sidewalks, guardrails and lighting. Timeline: Completed next summer.
Boynton Beach Boulevard: Alternatives being considered in this study would add lanes to Boynton Beach Boulevard, including the bridges over the Tri-Rail tracks and I-95. Timeline: Study completed in late 2017.
Gateway Boulevard: Alternatives being considered in this study would add lanes and expand the northbound I-95 off-ramp to Gateway; widen Gateway near the interchange; and make improvements to several nearby intersections to the east and west of the interchange. Timeline: Study completed in late 2017.
Hypoluxo Road: Build dual eastbound left turn lanes onto I-95; widen the southbound I-95 off-ramp and make the turn lanes longer; and install barrier walls, curbs, sidewalks, lighting and retaining walls. Timeline: Completed in summer 2017.
Lantana Road: Widen Lantana Road overpass and add a left turn lane from eastbound Lantana to the northbound I-95 on-ramp; extend dual left turn lanes through the southbound I-95 southbound ramps to westbound Lantana; add a lane to eastbound Lantana from the northbound I-95 ramps to 13th Street; add a lane to westbound Lantana from the southbound I-95 ramps to west of Sunset Road; widen the southbound I-95 off-ramp; add a free-flow right-turn lane to the westbound to northbound on-ramp; add an auxiliary lane to the northbound I-95 on-ramp; and widen the northbound I-95 off-ramp. Timeline: Study scheduled to begin in 2018.