LAKE WORTH — The 2nd Annual Beach Cleanup & Dive Against Debris at Lake Worth Beach will be held on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Certified divers are welcomed for an underwater cleanup. A dive and master reef cleanup specialist will be on hand to show participants how to clean pylons. Non certified divers can still come and pick up trash on the beach. The event will be at the Lake Worth Casino Building.
LAKE WORTH — The 2nd Annual Beach Cleanup & Dive Against Debris at Lake Worth Beach will be held on April 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Certified divers are welcomed for an underwater cleanup. A dive and master reef cleanup specialist will be on hand to show participants how to clean pylons. Non certified divers can still come and pick up trash on the beach. The event will be at the Lake Worth Casino Building.
“This is one of the biggest quality of life projects for our residents,” Mayor Pam Triolo said during a brief ribbon cutting ceremony this afternoon. “We’re looking at a cohesive way to move this city forward.”
Triolo said she’s always been concerned about the city’s water as well as the inconsistent water pressure.
“I always wondered why I wasn’t getting the best water from my faucet,” she said.
Water Utility Director Brian Shields said city crews performed the work for about $50,000. He said the job would have cost over $100,000 if it was bid out to contract.
Two-inch water mains were replaced with four-inch water mains on North N Street between 13th Avenue North to 15th Avenue North to increase water flow from 100 gallons a minute to 600 gallons a minute.
The next phase, scheduled to start in about a month, will be on Lakeside Drive, south M Street and South J Street between 11th Avenue South and 18th Avenue South. That should take about a month to complete, Shields said.
When the project is finished in six years, Shields said 22 miles of water mains will have been replaced.
That’s the length of more than 300 football fields for those keeping score at home.
The resolution, drafted by City Manager Michael Bornstein on behalf of Vice Mayor Scott Maxwell, states the site would have a “tremendous” economic impact and provide additional tourist bed tax revenue.
It also says the site would add another venue for other sporting and cultural activities in Lake Worth and the surrounding communities.
The Braves trained in West Palm Beach for 34 years before moving to the Orlando area in 1997.
LANTANA — Little Nico turned 1-year-old on Thursday.
So far, life hasn’t been easy for him. Nico, you see, was born with a congenital heart defect known as Transportation of the Great Arteries, meaning his two main arteries were reversed, not allowing him to make oxygen for himself.
When Nico was born, he had has liver, kidney and brain damage from lack of oxygen. He suffered six seizures in the first 48 hours of his short life.
He underwent eight hours of open heart surgery. The battle, however, was far from won as Nico still needed blood transfusions and help breathing.
Nico’s family is holding a fundraiser on Sunday at Heroes Sports Bar and Grill on N. 3rd Street to help the little guy’s fight against a dreadful heart disease.
If you want to support, a $10 donation buys food, live music, raffles and an auction.