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Institute for Regional Conservation receives grant from local law firm

The Institute for Regional Conservation (IRC), a nonprofit dedicated to the protection, restoration, and long-term management of ecological biodiversity, received a $1,000 grant from Erin L. Deady Law, P.A.

Erin L. Deady Law, P.A., is a full service legal and consulting firm located in Delray Beach. The firm focuses on environmental, land use and climate-related issues statewide.

The grant was used to support a recent Restoration Day at Atlantic Dunes Park as part of a Green Delray Volunteer program. Volunteers for that event helped restore native biodiversity and cleaned up the coastline as people across the country took part in the Great American Cleanup.

“It is my honor to be working with such a worthy nonprofit as the IRC and we will continue to support the good works they are doing in the community,” Deady said. “On the ground restoration to protect and restore native habitats is central to maintaining and enhancing our ecosystems, especially those where we live, work and play. We are excited to continue this partnership with IRC.”

Two Delray churches team up to share resources, add community engagement

The Avenue Church and Trinity Delray are working together to create more programming and involve more community members.

Born out of Spanish River Church in 2010, The Avenue Church led by Pastor Casey Cleveland and Executive Pastor Mitch Thompson found Delray Beach.

For the past three years, the congregation has held its 10 a.m. service at the Atlantic High Theater  and alternated office locations from Lakeview Baptist to Trinity Delray just this past year.

Since sharing an office, the two churches have created an even larger partnership. The Avenue Church has moved its morning service to 10:30 a.m. in the Trinity gymnasium, which is located on the eight acre property located on Swinton Avenue and Lake Ida Road.

“We are looking forward to many more wins for the Kingdom of God as a united example of community love and support,” said Vince Putnam, Head Pastor Trinity Delray. “We’re very excited for what will come of this partnership!”

The Avenue, a non-denominational church, will be conducting their service while Trinity, a Lutheran denomination, will be conducting theirs.

“We believe all good things flow from relationship, and that is exactly what God has used to bring us to Trinity Delray,” said Casey Cleveland, Head Pastor The Avenue Church. “We look forward to more of what God can accomplish when we work together as churches! This is a beautiful expression of what it means to be in the family of God.”

Trinity Delray has a deep Delray history. It was established in 1904 with its original church building located on Federal Highway and school which came later in 1948.

Their current property on Swinton was purchased and built up, including the moving of the original chapel to the new location, in 1968.

Ed Morse Automotive Group raises $257,000 to benefit MDA

Ed Morse Automotive Group raised $257,000 during the 25th annual golf tournament, which benefits Muscular Dystrophy Association.

The event has raised $2.582 million since its inception. This year, 172 golfers hit the links at Weston Hills Country Club.

“Because of the support and generosity of the people involved with this tournament, we  raised more money than ever for the MDA,” Teddy Morse said. “It’s a company tradition to rally around this organization that does so much to transform the lives of so many great people suffering with this disease.”