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Delray Fire Rescue competition
Delray Fire Rescue placed 12th and 20th during the annual Clincon EMS Competition in Orlando.
The department sent two four-people teams to compete.
Samuel Spear Jr. photos on display
For a limited time, the works of Samuel Spear Jr. are on display at the Delray Beach Community Center, 50 NW 1st Ave.
The collection includes photographs from China, West Africa, Cuba, United States and other places he has traveled to. Spear is a Delray resident and an award winning photographer.
The Community Center is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 9:00 pm and on Saturdays from 8:00 am until 3:00 pm.
The Parks and Recreation department will be hosting local, emerging and established artists in a gallery format in the Community Center. If you would like to have your works featured in the gallery, submit up to 10 images of your work, biography, artist resume and artists statement to parks&recreation@mydelraybeach.com
Rare plants of South Florida publication available as free e-book
Delray Beach-based Institute for Regional Conservation has made its publication Rare Plants of South Florida: Their History, Conservation and Restoration available as a free electronic book. The book has data on regionally extinct and critically imperiled plant species in South Florida.
City testing water
To make sure the city’s drinking water is safe and complies with state and federal water quality requirements, the city will be disinfecting its water distribution line through Sept. 6.
The routine maintenance program will include utilizing free chlorine as the primary disinfectant.  During this preventive maintenance activity, water customers may notice an increased chlorine odor and taste in their tap water. This is a normal occurrence and will cause no adverse health effects, according to the city.
Fire hydrants will also be flushed during this period as part of the enhanced disinfection procedure. Customers may notice flowing water in streets and swales, localized lower water pressures and a slight discoloration of their tap water. This is a safe and normal occurrence during this process and will cause no adverse health effects. If you see flushing in your area, refrain from doing laundry as it can turn clothes yellow.
For more information, contact the City of Delray Beach Water/Sewer Network Division at 561-243-7312 between 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Delray nonprofit awarded $200,000 grant
Delray Beach’s Community Child Care Center was one of 35 nonprofits to receive a grant from Palm Healthcare Foundation.
The foundation awarded more than $1.9 million to 35 Palm Beach County nonprofits.
The group received a $200,000 grant called The Healthier Together grant, which supports ways to address behavioral health issues.
Healthier Delray Beach is committed to addressing the stigma associated with behavioral health and to training residents and professionals on evidence-based practices for children and families who live in Delray Beach.
Have a beach plaque, bench?
The city is scheduled to begin work on the new pedestrian beach promenade on Oct. 10. During construction, memorial plaques and benches will be temporarily removed.
Contact Isaac Kovner at 561-243-7341 to schedule a time to meet at the beach before Sept. 30 to collect any items.
The plaques will be redesigned and incorporated to the project.