The Canvas Outdoor Museum Show has furled its official events for the year but leaves behind a wealth of art downtown and in Northwood, including some that’s still in the works.
“Be Art,” the Laura Kimpton piece that invites viewers to connect with it, is almost done, with all five letters in place beside North Flagler Drive near the Darth Vader building. It’s partly hidden behind construction materials from the Flagler Memorial Bridge project, but you can sneak a peak by walking around the west side of the building.
There are too many good pieces to mention, but also be sure to check out the murals under the middle bridge, visible only from the sidewalk, or from the water. There are some nice pieces by South Florida artists, as well, in Northwood, painted on the sides of shipping containers.
About two dozen people turned out Wednesday morning for a meet-and-greet with West Palm Beach police, at a McDonald’s on 45th Street.
The ‘Coffee with Cops’ event, from 8 to 10 a.m., included an appearance by Chief Bryan Kummerlen and several other members of West Palm’s Finest.
Many McDonald’s franchises have been hosting sessions with cops around the county, amid a nationwide call for closer ties between police officers and the communities they watch over.
This was the second such event in West Palm. Det. Lori Colombino, spokeswoman for the department, said the first one already resulted in closer ties between police and city utility workers, whose frequent travel around the city allows them to alert police to what they see.
West Palm Beach police officers will be available to chat with area residents over a free cup of coffee this Wednesday morning at the McDonald’s at 4275 45th St.
McDonald’s has been sponsoring ‘Coffee with a Cop’ events at various locations in Palm Beach County.
The 45th Street event, Nov. 30 from 8 to 10 a.m., involves no speeches or agenda, just a chance to chat with police about whatever issues are on your mind. It’s the McDonald’s that’s on the north side of 45th, between I-95 and N. Military Trail.
Even as construction is still rounding third base, Ballpark of the Palm Beaches is inviting you to its new home.
The spring training stadium of the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals has posted on its website (ballparkpalmbeaches.com) that season tickets go on sale today, Nov. 28, and that single game tickets will be available in January.
The stadium, on North Haverhill Road just south of 45th Street, is scheduled for opening day on Feb. 28, when the Astros and Nats will play each other.
Season ticket prices range from $360 for infield boxes for 15 Astros games, to $1,271 for home plate box seats for a full season, for both teams.
For more info or to buy seats, go to the website or call 844-676-2017, ext. 2.
The workshop, which is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 with a presentation at 6 p.m., will review the different alternatives being considered by the state as it plans for an expected surge in traffic at the interchange over the next 10 years.
An October presentation by FDOT to the Palm Beach Metropolitan Planning Organization about the project grew tense, as MPO Board members expressed concern for what they said was a lack of communication from the state, particularly regarding the need for the interchange to be redone.
The project is in the very early planning stages, with engineers and consultants now reviewing options for what could be done to make sure the interchange can handle the amount of traffic it’s estimated to see over the next two decades.
Among the options for the interchange discussed in October are adding one or two flyovers, adding or changing lane configurations on all of the ramps, updating signals and widening bike lanes.
The state has a website where residents can keep up with the latest on the project: www.i95atsouthern.com.
Carvel today has a Buy-One-Get-One Free Cone Day at all Florida shops to help collect money for The American Red Cross to help those affected by Hurricane Matthew.
The offer applies to any size, any flavor soft-serve cup or cone. While picking up their soft-serve ice cream of choice, ice-cream lovers will be invited to contribute to the disaster relief effort. The company itself is chipping in $2,000.
The boys are back at it with their pails and shovels. They’re rebuilding Sandi, the holiday tree that will grace the waterfront.
No Douglas fir for West Palm Beach. Sandi, which will rise 35 feet above the city’s Great Lawn, is being constructed of 600 tons of tamped down and intricately carved sand. A group called Team Sandtastic is creating the annual feature now through Nov. 23.
Rain tamped down the fun last year, sending the team back to rework the design as best they could. This year they’ve dried out the sand more in advance, so that Sandi’s water content will be lower to begin with and more likely to withstand a downpour.