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PRESS RELEASE: Amanda Perna to Co-Chair Breast Cancer Walk in Downtown Delray

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 5:18pm

For Immediate Release

Media Contact: Lindsay B Bennett

American Cancer Society

561.301.6028

Lindsay.Bennett@cancer.org


AMANDA PERNA TO CO-CHAIR BREAST CANCER WALK

American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of South Palm Beach welcomes Perna to their committee

Delray Beach, FL – June 10th – The American Cancer Society is proud to announce that Amanda Perna is the honorary co-chair of their Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of South Palm Beach committee. 

“They asked me and there was no hesitation; I just said yes!” said Amanda Perna.  “If I can help bring attention to this amazing cause and help honor breast cancer survivors, I’m in!”

As owner and designer for two brands, The House of Perna and Neon Bohemians, Amanda is no stranger to the non-profit world. With a studio at the Arts Warehouse in Downtown Delray, she frequently dedicates her time to Delray Beach based non-profits such as the Achievement Centers for Children & Families, Delray Beach Library and spent a lot of time making and donating masks to frontline workers and over a hundred organizations across the US at the height of the pandemic.

American Cancer Society Senior Development Manager, Lindsay B Bennett, said “It was an absolute no brainer when I knew my event was in South Palm Beach.  Amanda is so dedicated to spreading love and joy to everyone she interacts with. She loves Delray, Boca Raton, and Boynton Beach as her “home base” and gives her time and resources anytime she can. I’ve known Amanda for many years, and to have her as part of our committee means the world us in the American Cancer Society.”

The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of South Palm Beach event will be held at Old School Square in Delray Beach on Saturday, October 9th.  It will unite southern Palm Beach County communities to honor cancer survivors and caregivers touched by the disease, and raise awareness and funds for a world without breast cancer.  Registration will begin at 7 am. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation. If you are interested in getting involved, please go to www.makingstrideswalk.org/southpalmbeachfl or contact Lindsay B Bennett via Lindsay.bennett@cancer.org.

 

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ATLANTIC CROSSING: NORTH GARAGE STRUCTURAL STEEL ERECTION ALONG NE 6TH AVE. | JULY 6 - 12

Monday, June 21, 2021 - 2:19pm

Road Closure: Beginning Tuesday, July 6th we will be closing a single lane of northbound NE 6th Ave., (Federal Hwy), between Atlantic Ave. and NE 1st St. each weekday through Friday, July 9th and Monday, July 12th to erect structural steel and repair/replace curb along the west side of the buildings under construction at Atlantic Crossing. MOT will begin set-up on NE 6th Ave. Federal Hwy. beginning at 9:00 a.m. each morning and removed by 3:30 p.m. each afternoon on these days.

No work will commence on the weekend.

Local law enforcement will also be present to assist with pedestrian and vehicular traffic.

Detour Routes: For northbound NE 6th Ave. will be west on Atlantic Ave. to NE 4th Ave., to NE 1st St. then northbound on NE 6th Ave. or East on Atlantic Ave. to A1A north to George Bush Blvd. West to NE 6th Ave.

 

Project Contact; John Sabatano

                           Urban 5 Constructors

                           (614)332-9573 Mobile

                           jsabatano@urban5constructors.com

NE 3rd Avenue Streetscape Project

Monday, June 21, 2021 - 2:04pm

NE 3rd Avenue

Streetscape Improvements

City Project No. 11-024

Background:

The City of Delray Beach (City) desires to improve the following roadways:

 NE 3rd Avenue from NE 3rd Street to NE 4th Street

Proposed improvements include:

  •   Roadway reconstruction

  •   ADA-compliant sidewalk improvements

  •   Drainage improvements

  •   Sanitary sewer improvements

  •   Water main improvements

  •   Landscaping & irrigation

  •   Street lighting

  •   Signage and pavement markings

 

After construction begins call the project hotline with any questions and let us know how we’re doing!

Toll-Free Project Hotline: 844-254-6404

Anticipated Construction Schedule:

Construction Start: September 2021

Construction Completion: March 2022

City Project Manager: Begona Krane (561-243-7299)

Construction Manager: Aaron Cutler (561-425-7714)

DDA Program Coordinator Job opening

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 6:06pm

The Downtown Development Authority is seeking candidates for the role of DDA Program Coordinator.  For the full job description, please see attached.  If interested in applying, please send your resume to lsimon@downtowndelraybeach.com by July 5th.

Happy New Year! #LoveDelray - Photo Pop-Up

Tuesday, December 29, 2020 - 2:29pm

Image: Initial drawing of the pop-up by local artist Sharon Koskoff

There is a new photo opp in town! A temporary one that is…The Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority has commissioned local artist Sharon Koskoff to paint a colorful and fun, pop-up photo opp to welcome in the new year. The 8 foot by 12 foot, three-panel, wood slab is shaped like a postcard and depicts a heart-shaped sun dawning over a blue-green ocean wave, plumeria flowers, and starfish. The words “Welcome 2021! Love, Downtown Delray Beach” grace the sandy shores and are meant to bring a positive message to Downtown Delray going into the new year.

     

As we leave the woes of 2020 behind, we welcome in the new year and new prospects. We want to share a positive message with the community and show our love for downtown Delray Beach and to all who work, live, and play here. Everyone is invited to visit this art installation, take photos, and share the #LoveDelray message!

This instagrammable pop-up art piece will be located at Old School Square Park (near the 100 ft Christmas Tree) from Tuesday, December 29th to Monday, January 18th, 2021.