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VERDEX CONSTRUCTION IS WORKING WITH HOMESAFE TO BUILD A BETTER COMMUNITY When the nonprofit HomeSafe recently celebrated its new facility, Verdex Construction — the general contractor overseeing the Sylvester Family West Campus — did more than just show up to cut the ribbon. The company presented a check for more than $125,000 back to the local charity. Verdex considers the role it plays in supporting the community one of its core values. BY CALLIE SHARKEY

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WELLINGTON EDUCATION: MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR YOUR STUDENT When it comes to education, it’s always a good idea to research all your options, from academic opportunities to safety and extracurricular activities. This month, we help parents make decisions by showcasing a few of the many schools our area has to offer. The school programs featured include #1 Education Place, the NRI Institute of Health Sciences, the Wellington Preparatory School and Neighborhood Kids Preschool.

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CHAMBER MERGER CREATES COUNTYWIDE, CROSS-CULTURAL BUSINESS ORGANIZATION Diversity and inclusion are key objectives for business organizations. That’s why the Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County, two the county’s most successful business organizations, chose the current era of unprecedented changes as the perfect time for a merger. BY M. DENNIS TAYLOR

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A TRIBUTE TO MASON PHELPS: HONORING THE LIFE OF AN INNOVATIVE LEADER They say it is difficult to shop for the person who has everything. This aptly relates the sentiment one feels when composing a tribute to a man of as many words and lives as the late Mason Phelps Jr. As an equestrian athlete, philanthropist, entrepreneur, businessman, event manager and personality, Mason was never singularly defined by one role he played. BY LENORE REES PHILLIPS

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on the cover

Verdex Construction President Rex Kirby at HomeSafe’s new Sylvester Family West Campus near Wellington. PHOTOGRAPHY BY ABNER PEDRAZA

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WELLINGTON SOCIAL SCENE

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A Fun Evening As Wellington Chamber Takes Flavors On The Road The Wellington Garden Club Marks Its 40th Anniversary Milestone Women Of Wellington Chamber Enjoy Pooches, Pearls & Prosecco Annual Bacon & Bourbon Fest Held At The Wellington Promenade

WELLINGTON’S MISSY CLARK SUPPORTS PHILADELPHIA’S URBAN RIDING ACADEMY

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The new Netflix film Concrete Cowboy, starring Idris Elba and Caleb McLaughlin, has showcased a part of Philadelphia that few people knew existed, telling the story of the Black urban cowboys in the city. Now, Wellington’s own Missy Clark of North Run is helping to keep that legacy alive, supporting the Philadelphia Urban Riding Academy. BY REBECCA WALTON

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GREAT OPHTHALMOLOGY RESOURCES AVAILABLE CLOSE TO HOME AT FLORIDA EYE The Florida Eye Microsurgical Institute offers specialized eyecare services for the entire family.The list of services provided by the institute — which has offices in Wellington, Boynton Beach and Boca Raton — includes just about every possible ophthalmological service, diagnosis and treatment. BY MIKE MAY

Argentinian steakhouse Asador Patagonia brings an authentic taste of South America to the western communities. Its menu features a collection of meat choices for the asado, the term used for a traditional Argentinian barbecue. BY MEREDITH BUROW Presented by Roger Plevin, this month’s Wellington Real Estate feature visits an exceptional home located in Wellington’s Castellina neighborhood that is situated on a grand lakeview property.

63 CELEBRATE WELLINGTON As this summer brings hopes of a return to something approaching normal, the Village of Wellington is planning a community celebration to make residents feel a bit like it is an Independence Day from years past. BY M. DENNIS TAYLOR

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WELLINGTON THE MAGAZINE – June 2021  

June 2021 | ON THE COVER Verdex Construction President Rex Kirby at HomeSafe’s new Sylvester Family West Campus near Wellington. Photography...

WELLINGTON THE MAGAZINE – June 2021  

June 2021 | ON THE COVER Verdex Construction President Rex Kirby at HomeSafe’s new Sylvester Family West Campus near Wellington. Photography...

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