Endless Summer Jam at the Y

summerjamThe Peter Blum Family YMCA in Boca Raton is inviting the community to their Endless Summer Jam on August 2nd from 6 to 8 p.m. This free end of summer party will have live music and karaoke. There will be food trucks, fire pits and smores. Kids can enjoy a bounce house and a movie at 8 p.m.
The YMCA will be offering one day specials including a $0 joining fee and 10% off select fall program packages. The Boca YMCA is located at 6631 Palmetto Cir South.

Shadowood & Westwinds Construction Progress

We see a lot of progress in Shadowood Square and Westwinds of Boca, the two plazas on the east side of 441 at Glades Road. We’ve reported on these multiple times: Here and there for example.
In Shadowood, the shell of the future Walgreens is either done or nearly so. Workers were active on site this morning. Construction materials are piled up and ready to go.
On the south side of Glades in Westwinds of Boca (Home Depot & Publix), something big is coming.
Below is a panorama shot that stretches from the AT&T store of the far left to Boston Market on the far right. 441 is in the background of most of the picture. There’s a lot going on.

On the side closer to Glades we were able to get a better view. We think the big structures will underlay the parking but that’s a guess.



Another Motorcycle Accident: Lyons & Glades

One of our readers provided a detailed report of an accident this morning at Lyons & Glades.

5am… Motorcycle accident just west of Lyons on glades. Looks like rider taken away in ambulance. Can’t tell if another vehicle or bike. Cops and fire trucks all over area. Happened at entrance to busy body gym, stallones, etc

That entrance is actually west of Lyons, across from Millers Ale House. It’s on the north (westbound) side of Glades.

There is one vehicle being held by police at entrance to plaza so it may be a case of rider trying to avoid car and drops bike.
5:20 traffic flowing freely
5:46 ambulance shows up for female (age 50ish) in newer model camaro. Can see everything from gym
Leaving gym. Bike still on road with police at scene. Gym manager went out and was told driver clipped motorcycle. When I left she was still speaking with cops being consoled by other folks from gym

Another reader reported the accident to us after 7 am, so clearing it up took some time.
We happened to drive through there at 8:30 am and it had been cleared up by then.
We thank our readers for informing us about these incidents.

West Boca Walmart Hiring Center

We stopped by the temporary Walmart Hiring Center today. We had the pleasure of meeting David Bonutti, who will be managing the reopening West Boca Walmart.

The temporary hiring center is in Somerset Shoppes between a Day Spa and a medical imaging facility, and close to Michael’s.
Bonutti was hopeful that they will be moving into the store at Palmetto Park and 441 in early August. They are aiming for the 4th but it’s still up in the air.
Once they’re in, they expect to open the store six weeks later. That means mid to late September. For now those looking for work can visit the temporary hiring center.

Bonutti seemed upbeat and friendly. That’s a good sign.

Weekend Roundup: July 25-27

classicrocktherapyClassic Rock Therapy, July 25th at 8 p.m., Amphitheater at Delray Marketplace. The Band plays 70s, 80s and 90s music.
Summer Tribute Series: U2 by UV, July 25th at 7:30 p.m., Mizner Park Amphitheater.
Minecraft and Your Craft, July 26th at 10:30 a.m., West Boca Library. Challenge other players to a game. Ages 7 and up. Preregister at 470-1600.
Have your DNA and Eat it Too, July 26th at 3 p.m., West Boca Library. Learn the basics of DNA structure while you make your own edible candy DNA model. Grades 6-12. Please preregister.
Scooter Jam is on for July 26th at 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Drop In Action Sports Complex. $5 entry. Music, prizes and more.
311picture311 in Concert, July 26th at 6:30 p.m. Sunset Cove Amphitheater. See our previous story.
Fire & Ice Show, July 27th from 10:30 a.m. to noon at The Shops at Boca Center. Climb aboard a classic fire truck for some water fun.
brightonFundraiser at Brighton for SOL Children Theatre, July 27th from 10:30 a.m. to noon. At 4425 Lyons Rd, Coconut Creek.
Live Nation presents: John Legend in concert, July 27th at 7:30 p.m.,  Mizner Park Amphitheater. Tickets available through Ticketmaster.