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Volume 40, Number 15 April 12 - April 18, 2019

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Groves Council Reviews Upcoming Applications

Planning Consultant Jim Fleischmann reviewed several items last week that will be coming before the newly configured Loxahatchee Groves Town Council in the near future, including development applications requesting to add retail uses to an existing application for office space, and another requesting commercial use near but not directly on Southern Blvd. Page 3 Women of the Western Communities held its annual fundraiser “Pretty in Pink” Spring Brunch & Fashion Show on Sunday, April 7 at the Wellington National Golf Club. Funds raised benefit the Mary Rubloff YWCA Harmony House and Women of the Western Communities scholarships. KOOL 105.5 Morning Show Hosts Mo Foster and Sally Sevareid once again emceed this event, and Stein Mart provided fashions and accessories. Shown above are Mair Armand, Sally Sevareid, Mo Foster, Maggie Zeller, Jo Cudnik, Allyson Samiljan and Maureen Gross. MORE PHOTOS, PAGE 12 PHOTO BY DENISE FLEISCHMAN/TOWN-CRIER

‘Paws At The Mall’ Lets Guests Meet Dogs And Shop At Dog Retailers

Animal Rescue Force of South Florida, Barky Pines Animal Rescue & Sanctuary and Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control hosted Paws at the Mall on Friday, April 5 at the Mall at Wellington Green. During the event, dogs were available for adoption. Mall guests had the chance to play with dogs, shop from a variety of dog retailers, enjoy kids’ activities and more. Page 10

Wycliffe Stiffs Stickball League Celebrates 17 Years At Luncheon

The Wycliffe Stiffs celebrated its 17th anniversary at the Wycliffe Golf & Country Club on Thursday, April 4, showing that the game of stickball is alive and well. The luncheon included special performances by players and lots of laughs for guests. Page 17

Broncos Reclaim Lax Rivals Cup With 11-7 Win Over Wellington

The Palm Beach Central High School boys lacrosse team traveled across town to take on host Wellington High School on Friday, April 5 and bested the Wolverines 11-7 for a big win. The victory marks the first in four years for the Broncos against Wellington, and in the wake of their performance, Palm Beach Central reclaimed the Outback Rivals Cup. Page 23 DEPARTMENT INDEX NEWS...............................3 - 22 LETTERS.................................. 4 NEWS BRIEFS......................... 7 PEOPLE................................... 8 SCHOOLS................................ 9 COLUMNS............................. 18 BUSINESS............................. 21 CALENDAR............................ 22 SPORTS..........................23 - 24 CLASSIFIEDS................ 25 - 26 Visit Us On The Web At WWW.GOTOWNCRIER.COM

Smokey Bear To Be A Guest At Wellington’s Earth Day Event

By M. Dennis Taylor Town-Crier Staff Report Outdoor icon Smokey Bear turns 75 this year, and as part of the year-long commemoration, he is appearing at the free Earth Day & Arbor Day Celebration at the Wellington Amphitheater on Saturday, April 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. The observance will be immediately followed by a Heart tribute concert featuring Love Alive. “Provided he isn’t called away to a fire, Smokey Bear will be at the event, courtesy of the Forestry Service,” said event organizer Michelle Garvey, Wellington’s assistant parks and recreation director. Garvey explained that the kids enjoy meeting the costumed character, who will help the children and the Wellington Village Council plant a tree on the grounds in honor of Arbor Day. “The celebration begins with proclamations about Earth Day and Arbor Day by the council, who will be planting the commemorative tree with the help of Smokey

Bear and the children,” she said. The full afternoon of fun and learning features more than 20 local vendors with earth-friendly products, favorite food trucks and more. “We partner with the Public Works Department, the Wellington Tree Board, the Wellington Garden Club and the Wellington Art Society, which will be selling nature-related items,” Garvey said. “The Tree Board and the Garden Club [members] will be giving away free seedlings and providing information on proper pruning techniques, composting and just sharing their extensive knowledge with the community.” In addition to the free seedlings and other giveaways, there will be plenty of advice from experts and demonstrations of proper techniques. There is even a chance to win a tree in a 15-gallon container that is ready to transplant into some lucky, free-raffle winner’s yard to provide shade in just a few years.

Children will have a bevy of kids’ activities to enjoy, including face painting, a coloring mural, learning about recycling and respecting the earth, plus the opportunity to meet the longest-running public service trade character in U.S. history. Born by the hand of graphic artist Albert Staehle on Aug. 9, 1944, Smokey Bear was a commission by the USDA Forest Service and the Ad Council. Conceived as painted artwork of a fictional bear named Smokey, the character would become the symbol for forest fire prevention for generations. Smokey worked with Bambi and other Disney characters on a poster when he was less than a year old. A popular anthem a decade later by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins seemed to give Smokey the middle name “The” to fit the rhythmic lyrics of the song. “But the name has always been Smokey Bear,” Garvey noted. It is a moniker that has been See EARTH DAY, page 22

Wellington Moves Forward On New Nightclub Regulations

By Gina M. Capone Town-Crier Staff Report A new village ordinance regulating nightclubs was given its initial approval by the Wellington Village Council after a public hearing on Tuesday, April 9. Spawned by a request from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office after arrests at a concert in the Suri West parking lot in Wellington last August, ordinance 2019-03 is intended to minimize the negative effects associated with nightclubs. Village Manager Paul Schofield explained that the ordinance was written to adopt similar rules like the ones in Palm Beach County, and is designed to combat underage drinking, while addressing the businesses that may be affected. Planning, Zoning & Building Director Bob Basehart explained that the measure is intended to

further the efforts that the council has made over the last several years to minimize and eliminate the negative effects that nightclubs have on the surrounding public. He said that some of the issues of nightclubs are underage drinking, patrons overindulging in alcohol and being the cause of accidents, and vandalism in parking lots and surrounding neighborhoods, to name a few. After the PBSO suggested that Wellington adopt the county ordinance or something similar, Basehart said that village staff elected to adopt a similar ordinance that would allow the municipality to oversee the ordinance and fit Wellington’s local needs and objectives. The ordinance has three components. The first is to specifically define a nightclub. The ordinance amends the definition

of “nightclub,” as well as minor definitions of “cocktail lounge” and “restaurant.” Secondly, the standards that are implemented by the ordinance will go into the land development regulations. This allows the village to grandfather-in existing businesses that operate as nightclubs and require village approval of any new establishments that want to enter into the same business. Thirdly, the ordinance establishes specific criteria to determine whether a business is a nightclub. If the establishment has four out of six criteria, it would be classified as a nightclub. These criteria are if a cover charge is paid, there is a dance floor or live music, alcohol is served, a onetime membership fee is paid, or the event happens during the specified hours, since See NIGHTCLUBS, page 4

Statistics Show Crime Drop In RPB, But Public Perception Lags

By Denis Eirikis Town-Crier Staff Report Palm Beach Sheriff Office District 9 Capt. Ulrich Naujoks presented the latest crime statistics to the Royal Palm Beach Village Council last week, which showed that the crime index in the village has fallen for the fifth consecutive year. At the Thursday, April 4 meeting, it was noted that while the village suffered an unusual two murders during the reporting period, after zero in the previous four years, robberies are at the lowest level in more than 20 years. The population of the village has almost doubled since 1998, when there were 8 reported robberies in the village, and only 9 robberies were reported last year. More good news included that home burglaries plummeted from 61 in 2017 to 24 in 2018. Vehicle theft dropped from 61 to 45 reports, and aggravated assault fell from 51 to 43 incidents. Larceny, which includes shoplifting, rose slightly from 663 incidents to 690 incidents. Incidents at the Walmart store on State Road 7, which draws customers from across the region, continues to lead the way in that category. Whether crime is on a rising trend or is falling is hugely important. It can affect how much is spent on policing and other related services, how people vote and even property values. “Americans across the country are more afraid of crime, even though the crime rates are down,” Nikki Usher of George Washington University said in a recent interview. “The media is reporting crime more, and in new ways. The more people consume bad news in the world, the more they believe it is more dangerous than it really is.” That might explain the disconnect between the actual statistics reported and an informal survey this week on Royal Palm Beach Speaks, a social media site that boasts more than 3,000 members. In a self-selected survey, members

who chose to respond, by a margin of about 10 to 1, felt crime that is actually rising in the village. “Regardless of what the statistics say — and we know they can be manipulated — many Royal Palm Beachers, especially longtime residents, feel inundated by crime, and it is adversely affecting our quality of life,” longtime resident Bob Markey said. “Those of us who have been here for years are shocked to the point of considering moving away.” Jamieson Joseph, a transplant from New York, disagrees. “These people have no idea what a crime-filled town is like,” he said. “Ten years ago, few people were posting about crimes on Facebook and social media. We didn’t have cameras/videos on our homes and phones. People just weren’t as aware of crime in the neighborhood as we are now.” Counterpoint Estates resident Rhonda Dunker agreed. “You see the same posts over and over. It’s sort of an onslaught on your brain,” she said. “Posts like, ‘Do you know this person who rang my doorbell?’ … Which may be nothing at all or may be crime related, but it’s still hitting your brain all the time and registering.” She also feels that society is more suspicious and pays more attention to their surroundings nowadays. “We are seeing a lot more online than we ever knew about in the past before the internet and access 24/7 to news, information and posts,” Dunker said. Dunker noted that she feels much more vulnerable to crime in Royal Palm Beach than she did when living in Wyoming. The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program is a nationwide, cooperative statistical effort of nearly 18,000 municipal, college/university, county, state, tribal and federal law enforcement agencies voluntarily reporting data on crimes brought to their attention. However, the FBI specifiSee RPB CRIME, page 22


The diversity of the polo community was on full display during the 10th annual Land Rover Palm Beach International Gay Polo Tournament, held on Saturday, April 6 at the International Polo Club Palm Beach. Shown above are Bradley Kompo, Celia Taylor, Jose Cano and Josh Elmassien. MORE PHOTOS, PAGE 5 PHOTO BY DENISE FLEISCHMAN/TOWN-CRIER

ALA Discusses Plans For New Church In The Acreage

By Ron Bukley Town-Crier Staff Report At a meeting on Tuesday, April 9, members of the Acreage Landowners’ Association Board of Directors expressed concern about plans by Connect Church to build a new worship center at the southeast corner of Seminole Pratt Whitney Road and Banyan Blvd. The new facility is in its early stages of planning with Palm Beach County, whose planners reviewed the application recently. Connect Church has a permanent location on Okeechobee Blvd. in Royal Palm Beach with Sunday attendance of about 600, and currently also holds Sunday meetings attended by about 200 congregants at Seminole Ridge High School. ALA Board Member Dixie

Thiery said she was aware that the church had put in an application for development with the county but was concerned that the church had not made an effort to contact the ALA or the Indian Trail Improvement District. “We should be working with them to find out what’s going on with building,” Thiery said. “People are supposed to come through us. I got an e-mail from the county, and they kind of acted like they don’t have to recognize us whatsoever. They didn’t tell ITID what was going on either.” Pastor Dale Faircloth said the site, located between Westlake to the south and the Publix shopping plaza to the north, is about 6.75 acres. The design will be similar in design to existing nearby facilities,

such as the Acreage library, the Publix shopping center and the Walgreens store. “All that is set by code by the county, so you have to have wraparound porches and those type of things,” Faircloth said. “By the time you meet their code, you’ve pretty well built a building that looks like the others.” The main building will be on Seminole Pratt Whitney Road with landscaping buffers on the road and a parking lot east of Banyan Blvd. “We’re currently rolling it out to the church,” Faircloth said. “We’re doing that on April 28.” Thiery said she was concerned that the congregation is using ITID roads. “They have some kind of ex-

emptions,” Thiery said. “I don’t know what they are… but they didn’t talk to ITID. That’s our drainage, that’s our roads.” Faircloth said the congregation has met at Seminole Ridge for the past four years. “I go out there on Sunday morning and, quite honestly, there’s no traffic on Sunday morning,” he said. Faircloth said Phase 1 of the project will call for a 10,000-squarefoot multi-purpose building with parking and a stormwater basin on-site. “Phase 1 of the building will seat 275,” he said. “There’s a couple of reasons why we haven’t been to any boards to talk about it. One is we just closed on it on Feb. 28, so we really just got the land…

This is not something that we have completely rolled out to the church yet.” Faircloth said the church is still at the beginning of the necessary approval process. “If there is concern, and they would be open to have me come talk to them, I would love to do that,” he said. “We’re in the process of trying to put together a master site plan proposal. I’d love to think that we could complete that by the end of the year.” Faircloth said he understands Acreage residents’ negativity to new development. “My guess is the people of The Acreage are feeling put upon with all the development that’s happening, and they’ve become See CHURCH, page 22

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Bloom Event At Mall Gathers Mothers To Celebrate Motherhood

By Gina M. Capone Town-Crier Staff Report On Saturday, April 6, the Bloom event took place at the Mall at Wellington Green for new and expecting mothers. Meg Palumbo, founder of Palm Beach Moms Blog, teamed up with Michelle Gonzalez, CEO of the Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Palm Beach County, to present new and expecting mothers an experience of connecting with other moms in the area while learning about the support and resources available to them. The Bloom event took place in and around the mall’s Live360 studio, which hosts events covering everything from fitness to craft classes. Mothers, babies and their families meandered through the many booths, where educators took time to counsel and recommend ways mothers can improve their health

and the health of their newborns. “Our mission is designed to improve birth outcomes for all moms in Palm Beach County,” Gonzalez said. “We want healthy babies born more than five and a half pounds and decrease prematurity rates throughout the county. So, we offer services to moms, which include access to care, education and social support for every mom who resides in Palm Beach County. Our overall vision is to improve birth outcomes and to assure that our babies are born healthy.” Palumbo, touted the Florida map logo on her white T-shirt explaining that, “the Bloom event is a celebration of motherhood, connecting with mommy-friendly businesses, having coffee and lunch with other mothers in a mother-friendly place.” The information booths were just one part of the event. “Today, there are speakers edu-

Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies representatives Evelyn Juarbe, Rosalie Picard and Lillian Robles.

Bob Smallacombe from PBCFR showed how to fasten babies into a car seat.

cating moms about breast feeding, mother mindfulness, infant CPR and safe sleep practices for their children, while discussing the resources that are offered in the county,” Palumbo said. Tables were set up at every station at the Bloom event. For example, Painless Pregnancy, an in-home concierge physical therapy company, offered tips to women who may have back pain or discomfort. The Palm Beach Maternity Center explained that their mission is “changing birth, one family at a time.” Bob Smallacombe of Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue was there “educating parents to save children’s lives.” To learn more about upcoming events and resources for new moms, visit Palm Beach Moms Blog at www.palmbeachmoms or Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies at www.hmhbpbc. org.

Lactation Consultant Gina Johnson from Wellington Regional Medical Center.

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Kyron Bergman and Dr. Lawrence Bergman from Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine.

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Maddison Timoteo from Earth Fare spoke about healthy food.

Meg Palumbo of Palm Beach Moms Blog with Michelle Gonzalez of the Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition.

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Sharply Divided Lox Council Selects Robert Shorr As Mayor

By Ron Bukley Town-Crier Staff Report The Loxahatchee Groves Town Council chose Robert Shorr as the town’s new mayor last week after several rounds of nominations, plenty of arguing and voting that resulted in stalemates. Shorr is the first mayor that the town has had since former Mayor Dave Browning stepped down after serving 12 years as mayor — the community’s only mayor since incorporation. At the April 2 meeting, Town Attorney Michael Cirullo suggested that the council use the same process they used when they selected Councilman Dave DeMarois as mayor pro temp at its prior meeting. “You can have nominations, there’s no need to have a second,” Cirullo said. “You can nominate yourself. You will vote in the order of the nominations, and once someone gets three votes, there will be no further voting.” He pointed out that once the mayor is chosen, the council will need to pass a resolution naming that person as mayor for one year. Councilwoman Phillis Maniglia nominated Councilwoman Lisa El-Ramey for the largely ceremonial role. “We’ve had the men, the boys,

running this town for a long time, girls,” Maniglia said. Shorr nominated himself. “I think we need somebody who can run the meeting, which I have over 20 years board experience doing that, as well as somebody who works in the community and has helped the community for the last year and a half,” Shorr said. “I’ve been heavily involved in trying to help this community get back together, and I think that’s just as important as sitting up here at the dais.” DeMarois also nominated himself, calling for a vote on El-Ramey, which failed 3-2. Shorr’s nomination also failed 3-2. DeMarois received his own vote, failing 4-1. Nominations were reopened, and Cirullo suggested that council members discuss the nomination among themselves. “I think Lisa can run a meeting, and no offense, Robert, you’ve [been involved] here a year and a half. You’ve been a great help, and you’re sitting up here, that’s proof enough,” Maniglia said. “We need someone who can run a meeting. I think Lisa can do that.” Maniglia added that she was not sure whether to nominate El-Ramey or Councilwoman Laura Danowski, but Danowski said she

would have declined. “This is a new age for our town,” Maniglia said. “Mr. DeMarois, with all due respect, you sat on the board at the water control district for many years… I would love to see a woman as mayor.” Danowski said she preferred someone with experience, such as Shorr. “Just because you haven’t sat in the mayor chair, your résumé and credentials are of leadership positions on various boards and with the South Florida Fair, and no discredit to you, Lisa. I’m going with experience, and don’t forget, we need to do this again next March, so we could possibly pick another mayor.” Shorr objected to the election being framed as a gender issue. “This can’t be a man-woman thing,” he said. “You’ve got to look at experience with the people of the town, and you’ve got to look at somebody who’s going to be best for the town.” “OK then, I’m nominating myself, which I didn’t want to do,” Maniglia said. “I’ve lived here 30 years. I’ve been fighting this fight for the past 12. I’m going to take that back. I don’t want to nominate myself.” DeMarois re-nominated himself, creating the same three nomi-

nees as the first round, and all three again failed to get three votes. Danowski suggested that in other towns, the mayor is selected by who gets the most votes, and she pointed out that Shorr had won the most votes in the recent election. “I unseated Mr. [Todd] McLendon by maybe 103 votes, so if it came down to a choice between Robert and myself, the majority won,” she said, adding that DeMarois had won his election by less than 20 votes, and Maniglia had won her election by 4 votes. DeMarois stressed that he had sat on the council for two years and had the most overall experience. “These are hard times, and we need some experience in this position,” he said. “I think I have it.” Shorr said he felt betrayed by Maniglia that she was not supporting him for mayor. “This is interesting that Phillis supported me running in the beginning and said I would make a great mayor,” he said. “I didn’t say you would make a great mayor, I said you would make a good council member,” Maniglia said. Shorr said that Maniglia had supported two incumbents who lost in the recent election. “During the election, you supported the incumbents, but here

you are voting based on woman versus man,” Shorr said. Shorr said he felt DeMarois can run a great meeting, but there are broader aspects to the post. “I just think the other part of the mayor is being involved in the League of Cities, being accessible to the community, going out and being involved in the community events, and showing up and helping bring the community together.” Danowski asked if the council could continue running that evening’s meeting with the vice mayor and have a workshop among the five council members, but Cirullo said the charter stipulates that the council select the mayor after the fourth Tuesday of March. During public comment, Roadways, Equestrian, Trails & Greenway Advisory Committee Member Nina Corning pointed out that the mayor is at a disadvantage because he or she does not get to make motions. “I want you to be fully clear about that, unless you pass the gavel, and then you have to get the gavel back,” Corning said. “That’s a huge disadvantage as a mayor, or as the chair, for that matter, of a committee. Second of all, going to meetings and representing the town is something that you all can do.”

Corning pointed out that the council once selected members to attend relevant meetings and had liaisons to the town’s advisory committees. “There is a way that all of you can have a job, but I want you to seriously consider the fact that you cannot make motions as mayor.” Corning added that, traditionally, the mayor is the last person to speak on issues. Former Loxahatchee Water Control District Supervisor John Ryan said he had supported all three newly elected candidates but supported DeMarois to serve as mayor because he has the best historical knowledge of the community. Planning & Zoning Committee Chair Dennis Lipp felt that DeMarois should drop out since he had nominated himself and got only one vote. “If two people get more votes than the guy that got one vote, he doesn’t run again,” Lipp said. “It just seems fair to me.” DeMarois conceded and said that he would vote for Shorr. Shorr re-nominated himself, and Maniglia re-nominated El-Ramey. In the order of nominations, the vote was called for Shorr, and he won 3-2.

Groves Council Reviews Upcoming Development Applications

By Ron Bukley Town-Crier Staff Report Planning Consultant Jim Fleischmann reviewed several items last week that will be coming before the newly configured Loxahatchee Groves Town Council in the near future, including development applications requesting to add retail uses to an existing application for office space, and another requesting commercial use near but not directly on Southern Blvd. At the April 2 meeting, Fleischmann said Seth Brier is proposing land use and zoning amendments to his property on the east side of B Road across from Palm Beach State College. The second request is for land use/zoning amendments and site plan approval for the Southern Crossing property located south of Tangerine Drive between Loxahatchee Avenue and E Road, immediately west of the park. “That property currently has approval for an office development, and they’re proposing to change that to retail,” he said. The third item Fleischmann


New Rules Moving Forward

continued from page 1 not all nightclubs operate when it is dark. Score four or more, and the business is classified as a nightclub. Businesses still have time to voice their concerns and distinguish whether their business may be a nightclub during all or part of its opening hours, but questions have been few with only a handful of calls to Basehart. The ordinance would require nightclub establishments to hire Class D-licensed security person-

discussed was revisions being considered to the town’s vegetation removal rules. “The Unified Land Development Committee has been working on that for several months, and it was presented to the council at the meeting in February,” Fleischmann said. “It was approved on first reading by the council, subject to six items that needed to be readdressed.” Fleischmann added that the previous council gave the ULDC a list of code sections to review. Next on the list is a review of the town’s lighting and sign codes, as well as floor-area-ratio (FAR) regulations, focusing on the Southern Blvd. corridor, oriented to increasing the scale of commercial development there. Fleischmann said that he also anticipates clearing and development applications for the Aldi/ Wawa/Chase component of the Groves Town Center project. “We’re in the process of going over the plat and the declaration of covenants and restrictions as we speak, and as soon as those are resolved, we expect more develop-

ment-related permits to be coming in shortly,” he said. Also, Fleischmann said that Community of Hope Church at the corner of Okeechobee Blvd. and E Road, which came before the council last year, has withdrawn its applications. Councilwoman Phillis Maniglia asked about the Southern Crossing request for an amendment. “It was supposed to be offices, and now they want to do retail?” she asked. “What concerns me is what kind of retail?” Fleischman said the site plan he had seen to date has four small retail buildings without any specific tenants identified. “This is where we can make a difference,” Maniglia said. “There’s folks who live on that road. So, it started out office space, all professionals. Now we’re talking about maybe a strip mall. Southern Blvd. is the face of our town, and we have a huge issue right now with the [Palms West Plaza].” Other council members reacted negatively to the proposal for a change from office to retail, but

Fleischmann said that is what would be coming before them. “That’s what the application is going to be, and I’m certainly not going to give any staff review right now,” Fleischmann said. Mayor Pro Temp Dave DeMarois asked what stage the applicant is in, and Fleischmann said they had submitted a land use plan amendment, a zoning amendment and site plan. “[There were] a couple of initial comments on it, and they have taken it back to address those comments,” he said, adding that the request will come before the board soon. DeMarois asked what the council’s options are, and Town Attorney Michael Cirullo said the comp plan amendments will come to the council for setting policy. “You have some discretion in policy setting, so you have some discretion in what to do with the comp plan,” Cirullo said, adding that the council should not prejudge the project. Fleischmann added that the council will hear the application first as the Local Planning Agency,

explaining that the previous council had reorganized the approval process, taking the responsibility of the Local Planning Agency from the Planning & Zoning Committee. “There’ll be signs posted on the site 10 days prior to the LPA meeting, and there’ll be notices mailed out to residents within 1,000 feet,” Fleischmann said. Planning & Zoning Committee Chair Dennis Lipp said he was on the committee when that application first came through. “Back then, we called it the dueling banks because it had places for two banks on that one piece of property. Now, they’re looking at some kind of retail.” Lipp pointed out that if the Southern Crossing amendment is approved, other properties nearby will want the same thing. “Whatever is in between there is going to come back saying the same thing, and blip batta boom, we look like Military Trail,” said Lipp, a former member of the council. “That’s not what any of us who sat up there first, who went to Tallahassee for two years to get

nel inside and outside the establishment at a ratio of one officer for every 150 seating capacity. No one under 21 would be admitted during the time the business is operating as a nightclub. New businesses that would meet the criteria to become a nightclub would require a conditional use approval granted by the council. There is an exemption for the grandfathered-in or existing businesses that are already in place in Wellington. The businesses that are exempt don’t have to get council approval, but they must still abide by the rules in the ordinance, such as the new security requirements. There was little public comment during the public hearing. Catherine Green, a bartender representing JoJo’s Raw Bar &

Grill voiced her concern that the ordinance criteria may be fuzzy. Looking over the criteria, Schofield confirmed to Green that JoJo’s does not operate as a nightclub but as a restaurant. The council voted unanimously to pass the first reading of the ordinance, inviting any establishments with concerns to bring them forward before the final approval of the ordinance. In other business: • The council appointed Councilman Michael Napoleone to a one-year term as vice mayor. This appointment was determined a year ago when Councilman Michael Drahos was named vice mayor. Drahos accepted the position for only one year, with the stipulation that it go to Napoleone the next year. While largely cer-

emonial, the vice mayor would step in if the mayor were unable to fulfill her duties or is away from the dais. • The council proclaimed April as National Donate Life Month in Wellington. After the proclamation, Schofield invited Maureen Budjinski, a local organ, eye and tissue donation advocate to the podium. Budjinski explained she has been a supporter of organ donation for 45 years. She volunteered at the Kidney Association when she moved to Wellington in the 1970s, where she eventually became secretary. She has a “love and passion” for the cause and presses the importance of the issue. “Currently, there are well over 113,600 people waiting for a lifesaving transplant,” Budjinski

said. “On each day, an average of 79 people will receive a transplant. However, 22 die every day, waiting for that gift of life.” Losing her son, who was unable to survive when he needed a liver transplant four years ago, she continues to spend her time promoting organ donation in order to save lives. Someone is added to the transplant list every 10 minutes, she said. “Most people are in favor of organ donation, but only 58 percent are actually registered,” Budjinski explained. The importance of registering to be a donor is paramount. It can be done simply. For more information, visit www.donatelife. net/register and transplant/facts.

this town incorporated, had in any of our visions.” Lipp pointed out that retail will generate more traffic, and there is no direct access to Southern Blvd. from that property, so traffic would be directed to Tangerine Drive, which is bounded by a residential neighborhood to the north. Lisa Cruz of Tangerine Drive said she lives in the area of the property looking for a land use change. “I’ve already spoken, written a letter and talked to [the Florida Department of Transportation] about what’s going on in front of my home where the pond is going,” Cruz said. “If you guys put more buildings on the other end, which is still right there by my house, the cops will have to sit in my house because that’s where all the crime is going to be. There has to be something done to protect my neighborhood.” The council took no action, other than to hear Fleischmann’s report, which was intended primarily to bring new council members up to date.

Maureen Budjinski explained that most people are in favor of organ donation but only 58 percent are actually registered, in a presentation to the council on organ donation. PHOTO BY GINA M. CAPONE/TOWN-CRIER

LETTER TO THE EDITOR The Residents Do Not Support Village Green

Editor’s note: The following is a letter sent to developer 13th Floor Homes. A copy was sent to the Town-Crier for publication. You have proposed building 450 homes on the south end of the Village Golf Club in Royal Palm Beach. Your project is called the Village Green. In your open house events, you took pride in saying you are the only developer that valued the input of the surrounding communities that would be affected by your project. Yet the reality is you neither listened to that input during nor after your presentations. There have been petitions in opposition, dual

full-page ads in newspapers and many letters voicing the residents’ opposition. The meager impact fees you offered and projected tax revenue generated does not come close to what the effect to the village will be. Traffic is already intolerable, and the community services are stretched to the limits. The entrance/exit for the development will dump right into the heart of the village on Okeechobee Blvd., compounding the situation further. The development will also severely impact the property values of the nearby homes and quality of life within the entire Village of Royal Palm Beach. Royal Palm Beach has grown substantially over the past 20 years. But in all its growth, the village has managed to maintain


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some of the green space areas and save them from development. A prime example is Commons Park. It was built on a defunct, 30-yearold golf course. That golf course was abandoned and became overgrown with weeds. There were several developers salivating to purchase the property for development. However, the local residents overwhelmingly opposed the development of that property. The Royal Palm Beach Village Council, at the time, listened to the residents and purchased the property to maintain the green space. It is now the “jewel” of the village and offers a wide range of recreational and leisure activities for the entire village to enjoy. Now several years later comes another recreational property that is up for sale, the Village Golf

Club. The difference here is it’s a fully functional golf course that the owner, who lives in Ohio, wants to sell to a developer from Broward County. Of course, if the property is rezoned from recreational to residential, the value exponentially increases. The only beneficiaries will be the out-of-town owner and the out-of-town developer. The residents of Royal Palm Beach will be the big losers. Again, the residents have overwhelmingly voiced their opposition to the project. Royal Palm Beach has a comprehensive plan along with a zoning map for a reason. The plan states, “A mix of compatible land uses which meets the needs of the village residents, maintains and enhances the community character, does not adversely impact existing neighborhoods and is

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developed concurrently with the needed infrastructure and facilities.” The Village Green project does not meet any part of that plan. The past council listened to the residents and found a way to preserve and even enhance existing green space. I have the confidence in the current council to do the same. In no way do I expect the village to purchase the functioning golf course. However, if the owner

wants to sell it because he may be losing or not making enough money, then sell it to a person or group that wants to keep it recreational. Don’t expect the council to change the land use because of the inefficiencies of a business or greed of the out-of-town owner. That is not the business of local government. Local government is here to represent their constituents. Joe Sicilia Royal Palm Beach

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The diversity of the polo community was on full display during the 10th annual Land Rover Palm Beach International Gay Polo Tournament, held on Saturday, April 6 at the International Polo Club Palm Beach. Team RSM US took the top Senator’s Cup trophy with MVP honors going to Bruce Schreiber. Goshen Hill picked up the Founder’s Cup trophy with MVP Chip McKenney. The Future’s Cup winner was the Palm City Polo Club with Pete Grover as MVP. Aside from the action on the field, there was a popular tailgate competition. The winners were GPL Yacht Club for Best Tailgate, the Flamingos for Most Spirited Tailgate, Land Rover Palm Beach for Best Corporate Tailgate and Seminole Casino Coconut Creek for Best in Show. Learn more at PHOTOS BY DENISE FLEISCHMAN/TOWN-CRIER

Mini horse Princess, Rich Matthews, Deidre Kristinsson, Matt Breden, Andre Velasquez and Dumbo at the Land Rover tailgate, which won for Best Corporate Tailgate.

The Flamingos group won for Most Spirited Tailgate

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On Sunday, April 7, Amber’s Animal Outreach held its second Easter “Pawty” in front of the Animal Hospital at the Market Place in Wellington. Fun for children of all ages, it included multiple Easter egg hunts. Along the way, kids could play in the bounce house and grab a bite to eat from Texas Roadhouse catering. The Easter Bunny also made an appearance and took photos with both kids and dogs. For more information, visit PHOTOS BY ERIN DAVISSON/TOWN-CRIER

Julie Rodriguez with Jessica, Tabitha and Amber Nelson.

Amber Nelson with Duke.

Steven Angstreich of Amber’s Animal Outreach.

Dr. Mike Russo and Curtis Miller.

Morgan and Briana from Texas Roadhouse.

Ashley and Dylan Kingston with the Easter Bunny.

Amber and Kelly Nelson with the Easter Bunny.

Toddlers enjoy the Easter egg hunt.


Boy Scout Troop 125 held a double Eagle Scout ceremony on Sunday, April 7 at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church. Ben Schor and Colin Geller earned the coveted rank of Eagle Scout after many years of hard work. A detailed ceremony culminated with Schor and Geller reciting the Eagle Scout Oath before receiving their Eagle badges. PHOTOS BY ERIN DAVISSON/TOWN-CRIER

New Eagle Scouts Colin Geller and Ben Schor.

Ben Schor and Colin Geller receive their Eagle Scout honors from their families.

Colin Geller and Ben Schor during the ceremony.

Sam Stockwell and Alexander De Armas.

Colin Geller and Ben Schor say the Eagle Scout Oath.

Isaac Sunderman and Chris Monnette lead the Scout Law and Scout Oath.

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NEWS BRIEFS Quarter Auction To Benefit Horses That Help

Quarters for Kindness will host a quarter auction to benefit Horses That Help on Tuesday, April 23 at the Pirate’s Well (12041 Southern Blvd.). Doors open at 6 p.m., and the auction starts at 7 p.m. Paddles are $2 each. Horses That Help is a nonprofit ministry using rescued and rehabilitated horses to impact the lives of at-risk youth, children in foster care and children with special needs. For more information about the auction, contact Kerry Barnes at kerrybarnes28@ or (603) 203-0081.

Experience A Planetarium Sound Journey

On Saturday, April 27, the community is invited to participate in a unique sound journey. Frequency music composer John Anthony will showcase “Frequency Infused Music” in a live performance from 6 to 8 p.m. at the South Florida Science Center & Aquarium (4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach). Enjoy the benefits of an exclusive sound therapy experience as you relax in the planetarium and learn how music positively affects the brain. The experience will tantalize your senses as you witness the planetary night sky and become bathed in sound from instruments tuned to 432Hz . Enjoy the

aroma of essential oils designed to promote deep relaxation. It’s all part of the new permanent exhibition Journey Through the Human Brain, the world’s most advanced neuroscience exhibit. Journey Through the Human Brain features the latest research and innovations, with high-tech displays, immersive experiences and stateof-the-art equipment. The nonprofit Good Vibrations Music Company is providing the sound experience. To secure your tickets, visit www.eventbrite. com/e/live-sound-journey-sensory-concert-tickets-55712513628. The Good Vibrations Music Company is a nonprofit with a mission to help establish a new health paradigm that embraces vibrational medicine as a prominent alternative method for improved health and wellness. For more information about the group, visit www.goodvibrationsmusicco. com.

Support The Best Buddies Friendship Walk

Hi-Tech Plumbing & Air will be sponsoring the Best Buddies Friendship Walk on Saturday, April 23 at the FitTeam Ball Park in West Palm Beach. All proceeds will go toward creating opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Hi-Tech’s goal is to raise $1,000 in donations. You can support the team by visiting www.

palmbeach/supporting/#HiTech PlumbingandAir. For more information, visit hitechplumbing.

New Horizons Kindergarten Roundup April 26

The Kindergarten Roundup at New Horizons Elementary School in Wellington will be held on Friday, April 26 at 8:30 a.m. in the school cafeteria. Parents and children are invited to visit the school and learn more about kindergarten. All children must be five years old on or before Sept. 1 to be eligible to enter kindergarten in August. For more info., call (561) 651-0500.

Clinics Can Help Golf Event April 26 In Wellington

Clinics Can Help, the West Palm Beach-based nonprofit helping to enable access to healthcare to all through the donation of medical equipment and supplies, will hold its sixth annual golf classic on Friday, April 26 at the Wellington National Golf Club. CBS 12 morning anchor Matt Lincoln is serving as this year’s event chair, and longtime supporter Dana Quigley is serving as honorary chair. “We have two great leaders at the helm of this year’s annual golf classic,” CCH Chief Executive Officer Owen O’Neill said. “We

are excited to have Matt setting the course and Dana returning with his amazing energy and drive. Special thanks to them both for helping us make this event terrific.” Featuring a 1 p.m. shotgun start, the event offers prizes for closest to the pin, longest drive, putting contest and hole-in-one. Following the game, players and attendees are invited to enjoy delicious food, a silent auction and an awards ceremony. Proceeds will support CCH’s Kinder Project, the organization’s program supporting families of children with special needs. “Bringing this equipment to children, and their families, is not something that should be a luxury. These are items they need to live. We are working toward a world where those in need can get the equipment, regardless of their ability to pay,” O’Neill said. In the last year alone, Clinics Can Help granted more than $1,400,000 in reusable medical equipment and supplies for those most in need. For more information on this event, or about Clinics Can Help, call (561) 640-2995 or visit

Messianic Passover Seder At Oasis Church

Oasis Church invites the community to a Messianic Passover Seder on Friday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. A traditional Jewish Seder recounts the biblical story of Moses and the Exodus from Egypt, and

the Seder Plate contains specific foods as reminders of this event. The Messianic Passover Seder will explain how these items have deeper significance in pointing to Jesus Christ as the messiah. RSVP by calling the church office at (561) 791-0524 by Wednesday, April 24. Oasis Church is located at 16401 Southern Blvd. in Loxahatchee. For more information, visit

Golden Grove Roundup Set For April 25

Golden Grove Elementary School will host its Kindergarten Roundup on Thursday, April 25 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Parents of incoming kindergarten students are welcome to attend. The school will be handing out kindergarten registration packets at that time. Afterschool program information will also be available. For more info., call (561) 904-9700 and ask to speak with Mrs. Haddad.

Wellington Rotary Shred Event April 13

The Rotary Club of Wellington Foundation will host its fourth annual paper shredding event, sponsored by Total Shredding of Royal Palm Beach, on Saturday, April 13 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Wellington Municipal Complex parking lot at 12300 W. Forest Hill Blvd. The suggested donation

is $5 for a letter-sized box or $10 for a legal-sized box. In a mission to promote privacy protection, the Rotary Club of Wellington invites all members of the community, including businesses, to safely destroy and dispose of sensitive or no longer needed documents. Total Shredding brings their trucks and shreds all documents onsite. Funds raised help continue community service projects that address many of today’s most critical issues, including at-risk children, poverty and hunger, the environment, illiteracy and violence. The Rotary Club of Wellington will also be collecting canned items and dry goods for the Wellington Cares food bank. For more info., call Don Gross at (561) 723-8461.

Kindergarten Roundup At RPB El April 25

Royal Palm Beach Elementary School, located at 11911 Okeechobee Blvd., will host its Kindergarten Roundup on Wednesday, April 24 at 8:30 a.m. in the school’s cafeteria. Parents of incoming kindergartners are invited to learn about procedures, uniforms, schedules, curriculum, expectations and more. Parents and children will have the opportunity to tour a kindergarten classroom. In addition, parents will be able to register their child if they bring the necessary documentation. For more information, call (561) 633-4400.

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American Legion Auxiliary Art Society Brings Love Of Art To Palms West Sharing the love of art with the so we could give art to the children Honors Military Children community is a large part of the who may be too sick to leave their The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 367 of Royal Palm Beach has started a tradition of paying tribute to military children during its April meeting. Last year, unit members brought in objects that reflected things that children would miss if their parents were deployed. Connie Kilgore collected the items and made a table display that included the items brought in by the unit members and phrases about how the item created a loss to the child. For example, they miss having the parent at birthday parties and miss the sound of their voice cheering them on at sports events. This year, Kilgore took a bingo board and attached above the bingo board sayings about what military children experience when a parent is deployed. The unit members looked at the phrase on their card and thought about how much children go through. The members played bingo games and took turns reading the phrase on their bingo card.

Wellington Art Society’s mission, and a new project to bring art to the pediatric unit at Palms West Hospital is a dream come true for Wellington Art Society President Carolina King, as well as many other members. The project got underway on April 4, which was just the beginning of bringing watercolor paint, supplies and crafts to children recovering at the hospital. “It is a true community effort,” said King, who oversees collecting art supplies for all children in the community with the help of many art society members. “The Junior League of the Palm Beaches reached out to us and donated 50 backpacks filled with art supplies

hospital bed. Each month, we are asking members of our business community to sponsor a visit so we can continue to bring art to the children. The community outreach means the world to me after witnessing my mother-in-law undergoing chemo and radiation procedures for almost two years before losing her battle to cancer. I knew I had to do something to help others.” When an attorney at the law firm where King works heard of the project, he reached out and offered to sponsor the first visit. King said she is looking forward to partnering with others in the community who also want to spread the joy of art to the children.

Wellington Art Society members with staff at the hospital. For more information about the would like to sponsor a monthly art Wellington Art Society, visit www. visit, or donate art supplies, e-mail If you

Eric Burchill, Kavyasree Chigurupati To Receive Human Rights Council Awards

Connie Kilgore with the bingo sets.

American Legion Auxiliary members discuss the children’s table.

Eric Burchill and Kavyasree Chigurupati, graduating seniors at Wellington High School and the A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, respectively, have been granted Daniel S. Hall Social Justice Awards, the annual scholarships presented by the Palm Beach County Human Rights Council. The council, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, awards the annual scholarship to college-bound graduating seniors who have demonstrated an interest in advocacy on behalf of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) community. The Social Justice Award is named after Daniel S. Hall, a

local attorney who manages a financial counseling company and the long serving Palm Beach County Human Rights Council board member. Burchill, a senior at Wellington High School and a National Merit Scholar, will be graduating as his class valedictorian. As vice president of the school’s Gender-Sexuality Alliance (GSA), he has worked to encourage the acceptance and equality of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities through school events, decorations, and physical and verbal expression of ideas. He has also helped organize trips to Palm Beach Pride events, as well as local youth summits. He plans to study neuroscience, while continuing his advocacy for the

Eric Burchill LGBTQ community and his work for animal rights. Chigurupati is the intersectionality leader of the Gender-Sexuality Alliance at Dreyfoos. She is also the co-founder of Technicolor, a GSA zine that

Kavyasree Chigurupati functions as a platform for LGBT+ artists to express themselves. She will be attending the Honors College at Rutgers University, where she intends to continue her fight for social justice as a political science major.


St. Peter’s Child Enrichment Center held its 31st annual Spring Fair on Saturday, March 30. The theme this year was “This Is the Day that the Lord Has Made.” The preschool’s biggest fundraiser of the year, there were bounce houses, a petting zoo, pony rides, a cake walk, vendors and a silent auction. As a mission of the preschool, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the organization Feeding the Hungry.

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‘Shattered Dreams’ Program At RPBHS

The week before students at Royal Palm Beach High School celebrate their senior prom, the Health Care District of Palm Beach County’s trauma agency and community partners staged a dramatic lesson on teen driving safety. About 500 seniors at Royal Palm Beach High School learned about the potentially deadly consequences of drunk driving, distracted driving and speeding at a crash reenactment on the high school’s football field last week. Members of the school’s Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) club participated in the staged twocar collision, and the Health Care District’s Trauma Hawk helicopter landed on the field to simulate transport of a mock patient. This was the third of four “Shattered Dreams” presentations this year. “The Health Care District is proud to coordinate with our community partners to educate high school students about the risks they face before they climb behind the wheel,” said Darcy J. Davis, CEO of the Health Care District. “While April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, we make trauma prevention a year-round priority.” Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among 15-to-20-year-olds, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. In 2018, 2,673 teen drivers were involved in a crash in Palm

Beach County with more than seven crashes a day by teenagers. The “Shattered Dreams” school presentations illustrate how poor decision-making, along with the use of smart phones while driving, can end in injury, death, criminal records and civil charges. These reenactments, facilitated by David Summers, trauma nurse outreach coordinator with the Health Care District’s Trauma Agency, remind students of the tragic consequences of bad decisions. “Knowledge is power,” Summers said. “Our goal is to educate our youth on making smart choices as it relates to traffic safety and beyond.” “I hope that this makes an impact and allows students to make better choices and think about this when they’re put into similar situations,” said Renee Houck, assistant principal at Royal Palm Beach High School. “I hope it makes them realize what can happen and it makes a difference, even if it’s just for one student.” Naheemah Brutus, a senior at the school, acted the part of one of the injured students. “This was the most terrifying experience, that this could actually happen,” Brutus said. “I can’t imagine if I lost a friend in a crash like this. We should take this as a lesson to drive safely and always be aware.” Event partners that donated their time, expertise and/or equipment to facilitate the event in-

The pre-prom driving safety demo included a Trauma Hawk visit.

Health Care District trauma nurse David Summers narrates. cluded: the School District of Palm the Health Care District’s Trauma Beach County, Royal Palm Beach Agency and Trauma Hawk AeroHigh School’s administration and medical Program, Palm Beach school police, Royal Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue, the Palm High School’s Students Against Beach County Sheriff’s Office, Destructive Decisions (SADD) Sisters Towing, LKQ Salvage and club, St. Mary’s Trauma Center, Palms West Funeral Home.

PBSC Model United Nations Team Recognized

Palm Beach State College’s Model United Nations team was recognized for the fourth straight year for the quality of their performance at the National Model United Nations Conference in New York. The six-member team received Honorable Mention, one of three tiers of awards, for their representation of San Marino, a country in Europe. During two conferences each spring, more than 5,000 college and university students simulate the functions of the United Nations, which brings together diplomats from the approximately 200 countries of the world to pursue peaceful and multilateral solutions to the world’s most pressing issues. This year, PBSC’s team, selected after a competitive collegewide process, attended the first conference March 24-28 with more

than 2,500 students from around the world. Professor Terry Randolph, department chair of social sciences on the Boca Raton campus and the team’s advisor, said he is “very pleased” with their performance, which placed them in the top 30 percent among the participants. “Our team is much smaller compared to most, and our students must prepare and participate as an extracurricular activity, whereas many of the other students get to prepare as part of classes or programs. Most of the students are university-level students. So, it is quite an accomplishment for our students to be recognized as top performers among them,” he said. Most important is the exposure and experiences students gain from attending the conference. “I was engulfed with cultures

Antonio Salgado, Debora Cunha, Trevor Brock, Shanice Guthrie, Ariam Hernandez and Trinity Stratemeyer. and nationalities of all kinds which broadened my scope on beliefs and ideals,” said Shanice Guthrie, a team member and the current student representative on the PBSC

District Board of Trustees. “The beauty of this experience is that it cannot be replaced with another, and the experience and impressions made will last a lifetime.”

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TKA Fifth Graders Enjoy ‘Read To Feed’ Program

The King’s Academy upper elementary school students have partnered with Heifer International’s Read to Feed program, and the fifth graders have read a total of 22,500 pages. In doing so, they have earned the privilege of blessing a needy family in a small village with a goat. Their gift will provide a family with several quarts of milk per day. Extra milk can be used to make yogurt and cheese. Goats can have

up to three kids per year, allowing families to sell the surplus and gain the income needed to send their children to school. Elementary Principal Adam Miller first introduced the program to TKA. He wanted students to do something meaningful that would accomplish several objectives. “Our shared goal is to provide opportunities for our students to gain awareness of and positively impact the global community,” Miller said.

TKA fifth graders holding their Read to Feed goal poster.

SRHS TV Students Shine

The following Seminole Ridge High School students earned honors at the Student Television Network’s National Convention in Seattle recently: Rachel Abiusi, Oliver Brown, Alexa Greico, John Heine, Vinny Lavigna, Taylor Loizzo, James Maxson, Cassi Narcus, Ashley Pellicone and Andrea Schiola. These students earned an honorable mention in the STN Crazy 8’s Documentary Challenge. They had eight hours to produce a documentary based on the prompt “In Their Element.” They chose to spotlight the city’s homeless problem, which is composed of nearly 13,000 people living on the streets in the elements. Their story features one particular homeless man who aspired to be a teacher, but fate had different plans. Blood Drive Information — The 2019 One Blood Scholarship Application is available from teacher Shawna Ahmad. This is only for current graduating seniors who have a minimum of four units collected on file with One Blood. The deadline to submit an application is April 26. The next

on-campus blood drive is April 12, and seniors can attempt to donate to qualify for the scholarship. Prom Tickets On Sale — The Seminole Ridge Class of 2020 invites all juniors and seniors at the school to “Meet Me at the Masquerade” on April 27 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Kravis Center. Tickets are limited and on sale every Thursday and Friday in the cafeteria throughout April. Prices are $100 on April 11 and 12, and they increase to $110 after April 12. College Fair — The Western Communities College and Career Fair will be held Monday, April 22 from 6 to 8 p.m., hosted by Palm Beach Central High School in the school auditorium. School counselors from Seminole Ridge will be there. It is never too early to start planning for college and a career. Students in all grade levels and their parents are invited to attend this important event. You will have the opportunity to meet with college, university and armed forces representatives, as well as learn about completing the FAFSA application and Bright Futures requirements.

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Animal Rescue Force of South Florida, Barky Pines Animal Rescue & Sanctuary and Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control hosted Paws at the Mall on Friday, April 5 at the Mall at Wellington Green. During the event, dogs were available for adoption. Mall guests had the chance to play with dogs, shop from a variety of dog retailers, enjoy kids’ activities and more. PHOTOS BY DENISE FLEISCHMAN/TOWN-CRIER

Animal Care & Control volunteers Jacquelyn Rector with Penny, Allen Diaz with Marge, Zachary Switalski with Floppy, Val Super with Rhino and Terri Mersentis with Major.

April O’Connor with Butler, who was recently adopted.

Samantha Bauer with Tank.

Vivien Clark and Lyla Buser.

Randy Pfieffer, Mickey Smith, Larry Kemp, Tom Carreras, Susan Odell and Andrew Burr promote the Wellington Rotary’s Kevlar for K9s project.

PBSO Deputy Ed Quinn with K9 Jocky.

Boy Scouts of America Troop 4125 Wellington with Mary Montanaro and Elizabeth Accomando of Barky Pines.

Harley was adopted by Adiulou Theus and Cynthia Romeus.


The Royal Palm Beach Young at Heart Club gathered for lunch on Friday, April 5 at the Royal Palm Beach Cultural Center. Caribbeanthemed music by Steel Band Delight kept the guests dancing after a buffet lunch. PHOTOS BY DENISE FLEISCHMAN/TOWN-CRIER

Jupiter Medical Group’s Jarred Kobert with RPB Cultural Events & Facility Manager Jaclyn Rodriguez.

Maryann Robinson, Lee Messina, Berit Hogan and Roberta Hennessy.

Hilde Wanklyn, Elly Rosenshein and Francine Bryant.

Steel Band Delight’s Jerome McDonald and Omarie Williams perform for the crowd.

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Women of the Western Communities held its annual fundraiser “Pretty in Pink” Spring Brunch & Fashion Show on Sunday, April 7 at the Wellington National Golf Club. Funds raised benefit the Mary Rubloff YWCA Harmony House and Women of the Western Communities scholarships. KOOL 105.5 Morning Show Hosts Mo Foster and Sally Sevareid once again emceed this event, and Stein Mart provided fashions and accessories. PHOTOS BY DENISE FLEISCHMAN/TOWN-CRIER

Julie Peterson, Susan Witka, Nancy Jennings, Carol O’Brien and Paula Castro of Keller Williams Wellington.

Peggy McClelland and Dr. Jolene Reiter.

Decorating committee members Mimi Barnhart, Teresa Harrington and Donna Banno.

Darlene Lebowitz and Liz Thal.

Pauline Parlato, Jo Cudnik, Herta Suess, Maureen Gross, Maggie Zeller and Allyson Samiljan.

KOOL 105.5 morning show hosts Mo Foster and Sally Sevareid.

Victoria and Christina Sullivan with Jo Cudnik.

Magdalena Maxwell and Alexis Willhite during the fashion show. Mary Kay consultants did the models’ makeup and Stein Mart Manager Pam Monachi provided the clothes for the models.

(L-R) Heather Brodnicki, Barbara Russell, Kimberly Strong and Paula Castro take their turns on the runway.

Susan Odell and Nancy Koloff.

Jaime Castellanos was the grand prize winner of a David Yurman diamond ring from Golden Anvil Jewelers, shown with Mair Armand.

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The Wycliffe Stiffs celebrated its 17th anniversary at the Wycliffe Golf & Country Club on Thursday, April 4, showing that the game of stickball is alive and well. The luncheon included special performances by players and lots of laughs for guests. While this season is over, the Wycliffe Stiffs plan to return for next season and also have an option for women through the Wycliffe Ladies Stickettes program. For more information, e-mail to PHOTOS BY CALLIE SHARKEY/TOWN-CRIER

The Wycliffe Stiffs Marching Band serenade with their trusty kazoos.

Wellington Director of Public Works Bruce Wagner, Director of Purchasing Ed De La Vega, Mayor Anne Gerwig, Parks & Recreation Director Eric Juckett and Assistant Village Manager Jim Barnes.

New captain of the Brooklyn Bums Elliott Tuckel receives an award for his involvement in the season’s success.

Wycliffe Stiffs treasurer Les Green is also a new co-captain of Brooklyn Bums.

Dr. Stein (aka David Rosen) and “Darwin” provided laughs and magic in a unique routine.

Arni Slutskin performs for the crowd.

Nancy Malchi is a co-captain of the rejuvenated Wycliffe Ladies Stickettes.

Art Spector, captain of the Long Island Whalers, shows off the trophy for winning the pennant and being co-champions this season. Sandy Wilans, Barbara Green and Anne Strassler welcome guests at check-in.

Phil Strassler received a special bag for his work as director of communications.

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If you identify with this DRAMATIZATION you’re likely married to a husband with a personality disorder. He’s probably a Narcissist. If you’ve never heard this before you should take some time to read up on narcissism.

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While a divorce for you will likely not be hassle free, there are some basic things you can learn that can minimize your husband’s ability to make the process harder than it needs to be.

Divorce is something you never thought you’d ever experience, but you know you must leave the marriage if you’re ever going to have a chance at happiness. And you know now’s the time. Your children have grown into adults and you’re not getting any younger. But at the same time you’re worried. You don’t know where to start, or how all this needs to happen. What you do know is he’s going to make things difficult as you’ve seen how he’s dealt before with others that have crossed him. You feel all alone. Like a prisoner of your own circumstances. You’re worried that nobody will see you and your situation for what it really is. At times, you feel like it will be impossible to ever get out of this unless you leave only with the shirt on your back. But it’s not going to be that simple, as you need to secure your financial future.

To get your free instant download of the book, go to www. and fill out the online download form. You can also elect to get a free hard copy of the book by mail or office pick-up on the website. The book is free, but learning how to confidently approach divorce and move towards a more fulfilling life might just be priceless. Christopher R. Bruce is licensed to practice law in Florida. His law firm, the Bruce Law Firm, P.A., has its main office located in West Palm Beach, and can be reached at (561) 810-0170. PAID ADVERTORIAL BY BRUCE LAW FIRM, PA

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I Finally Got Myself A New Car... OK, Well, New To Me At Least!

I am the proud owner of a new car, and I am tickled pink. When my last car died on the on-ramp to the interstate, Mark was more than happy to share his car with me. Since we are almost always together, it seemed to make sense, and I sure didn’t miss the insurance payments. Besides, our driveway is small, and constantly switching those cars around had been getting to be a hassle. That was six years ago, and I have to admit that, as Mark’s car’s upholstery filled with the smell of cigarette smoke, I began to think the insurance payments and car-switching might not only be worth it — it may save my life. I had heard

was long enough. It was time. Fortunately for me, I am pretty good friends with the car repair guy down the street — he fixes used cars for a dealership — and my daughter once worked for a car manufacturer. Plus, she had recently test-driven dozens of cars in order to choose one for herself, saving me from that most dreaded of all tasks. Between the two of them, I knew I wanted the Toyota Highlander I’d seen in his lot. And where was it now? The dealership owner’s wife was driving it. Another good omen! After speaking with him, the dealer let me keep the car overnight, giving both

Deborah Welky is

The Sonic BOOMER about second-hand and third-hand smoke. Second-hand smoke is when you breathe in what the smoker has exhaled, and thirdhand smoke is when you breathe in what the upholstery has exhaled. Six years of breathing in those toxins

Mark and I time to drive it. It drove beautifully, never mind that it’s a 2006 model with 191,000 miles on it. Today, it’s mine — all mine! The first thing I do when I get a new (well, new to me) car is to deep-clean it inside and out but, thanks to my friend, that had already been done! So I went out to get my new car a few presents. I bought it four floor mats, something that usually comes standard with cars but, with this one, probably got worn out 189,000 miles ago. I bought it some sheepskin, which I will sew over the worn-out armrests. I bought it some cup-holders because way back

in 2006, people weren’t obsessed with hydration the way they are now. And I bought it a phone charger cord which reaches all the way up to the cassette player which, since I don’t need it to play cassettes, doubles nicely as a cell phone holder — I just jam my phone in the slot. The very best thing about my new car is that it is mine. I can jump in it and go. Wow! Freedom! In case you’re wondering, I am having a key made for Mark. I am not that selfish. But we’ve had a talk about smoking in my sweet ride — it’s a no-no. In fact, it’s a nono within 500 feet. If I can’t save myself, at least I can save my upholstery.

New Film ‘Shazam’ Is A Fun And Charming Super Hero Movie

The new movie Shazam is a real delight. It does have the special effects so dear to the hearts of those who enjoy superhero films, but it really is a charming film about family and acceptance. The movie it resembles most is the wonderful Big film starring Tom Hanks. It begins by showing a family in a car back in 1974. A young boy is being verbally abused by his father and older brother when suddenly, he is brought to a wizard’s cave where he is tested and found wanting. Suddenly back in the car, his family tells him he is not good enough. The film then focuses on young Billy Batson (Asher Angel), a 14-year-old who constantly runs away from foster homes in search of his “real” mother. Finally, he is sent to a group home in Philadelphia, where he meets a group of other youngsters. Freddy Freeman (Jack Dylan

perhero and works with Freddy to figure out his powers, some of which come on gradually. And he behaves like a typical 14-year-old. The first boy, now grown, is Doctor Sivana (Mark Strong), desperate to get back to the cave. He goes there to destroy Wizard Shazam and ends up releasing the seven deadly sins (CGI monsters) on the world. There is plenty of fighting. Can young Billy, surrounded by his new friends, rise to the occasion? Well, you know the good guys will win. What really moves this film is its focus on family. The adults at the group home, (Cooper Andrews and Marta Milans) show love and affection for all the children in their care. Although their screen time is brief, they make a great impression. Their home is a place of acceptance for some very different children, each of whom is memorable. Beautiful Mary

‘I’ On CULTURE By Leonard Wechsler Grazer), partially disabled, immediately chooses him as his best friend and starts telling him about superheroes. The following day, Freddy is attacked by bullies, Billy interferes and hops a subway, which somehow brings him to the same cave the first boy was at. Wizard Shazam (Djimon Hounsou) had him hold the staff and say “shazam,” and he is instantly transformed into a grown man (Zachary Levi), at least in terms of body. He is not ready to really be a su-

(Grace Fulton) is brilliant, accepted at CalTech, but not wanting to leave the only home where she has found love. Big Pedro (Jovan Armand) is painfully shy. Eugene (Ian Chen) plays with computers all day, losing himself within the action but willing to help the others. Little Darla (Faithe Herman) is absolutely adorable, a real hugger, determined to love the new kid and wanting to be loved. And, of course, Freddy. Grazer is brilliant in the role. What makes the movie really come alive is that each of these is more than a simple caricature. The young actors, the most interesting combination of child actors I’ve recently seen, are able to use their screen time to become individuals. Strong is properly villainous, going far over the line, to really chew at the scenery, and the CGI monsters are quite impressive. That allows the superheroes to do what they do best.

The real breakout performer, however, is Levi. Just as Tom Hanks embodied Josh in Big, Levi seems to really be a young boy. Somehow he is gawky and foolish, doing dumb things, a typical early teen. There is a quick homage to the earlier movie, a nice salute. But watching both versions of Billy/Shazam learning what love and family really is about, helps this film rise above the norm. This film is one that kids can certainly see and adults can also enjoy. This is a DC Comics film, one of the recent wave that has demonstrated that they too can make enjoyable superhero movies like their competitor Marvel. With Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and this film made, we now can hope that we will have more entertaining superhero films. This is a fun movie, one to catch even at today’s prices.


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The Armory Art Center’s Summer Art Experience is filled with fun and creativity for children ages 6 to 18 years old. Camp runs weekdays from June 3 to Aug 9 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. High quality art education includes drawing, painting, sculpture, jewelry, fashion, ceramics, animation and printmaking. Most instructors have a master’s degree, and all have had a background check. The Armory, located at 811 Park Place in West Palm Beach, provides a safe, enriching environment for your child. For more info., call (561) 832-1776 or visit

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High Touch High Tech is bringing The Lab for Kids back to Wellington. They have partnered with the Scientastic Institute and are located off Pierson Road in Wellington. High Touch High Tech, the proud leader in science education for the past 25 years, brings science to life with totally participatory, hands-on experiments for children ages 4 to 14 years old. Each day will be a new adventure, from interacting with real animals to launching rockets and panning for real gems. High Touch High Tech offers affordable pricing, experiments with lots of cool take-homes, arts and crafts, physical activities, animal interactions and more, tapping into children’s natural curiosity. Expect awesome fun making slime, erupting volcanoes, launching rockets, making ice cream and more. Call (561) 792-3785 now or visit



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Hot Shots Paintball, now in its 15th year, will host 2019 summer camps from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Drop off at 8 a.m. with pickup at 6 p.m. for no additional charge. All activities are broken down into one-hour segments, and Hot Shots ensures that all campers stay hydrated. Lunch can be purchased or brought. Lunch break and activity breaks are indoors in air conditioning. Hot Shots is equipped with lightning detection, and campers will be brought inside for games/movies. Activities include all equipment (if needed), supervised games, individual instruction and the Friday Squirt Gun Finale. Hot Shots Paintball is located at 16169 Southern Blvd. in Loxahatchee. For more information, call (561) 798-4717. Daily drop-in is available for $40.

Register early, because spaces are limited and fill up fast! Morning “Mini” Camps Ages 3-5

Full Day Dance Camps Ages 5-11

Dance Intensives for Serious Dancers

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Summer Dance Classes also available for age 2 & up in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop and more in our new location! 1177 Royal Palm Beach Boulevard Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411 561-792-9757

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Junior Golf Camp at the Okeeheelee Golf Course and the Park Ridge Golf Course, through the Junior Golf Foundation of America, is now accepting summer camp registrations. New and seasoned golfers can develop their skills while having a blast. The JGFA provides junior golfers with the tools to enjoy the game for a lifetime. Professional PGA/LPGA golf instructors, trained coaches and staff are carefully picked for their love of junior golf, teaching abilities and inspirational approach. The program emphasizes safety, fun, sportsmanship and personal attention. Camps run June 4 through Aug. 10, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Evaluation reports, prizes/trophies, official JGFA items, a certificate of completion and a pizza party on the last day is included. Also available are camps for 4-to-6-year-olds, the Advanced Players Academy, Junior Golf tournaments, weekly programs, leagues, walk-up clinics and more. For additional information, visit or call (561) 964-GOLF, ext. 4. The Little Place and The Little Place Too are premier, nationally accredited childcare centers in Wellington. The Little Place offers a quality, caring environment for children ages six months to five years. Working hand-in-hand with elementary schools, the staff works closely with each child to develop and promote vital academic skills and to reinforce positive social interaction. Children are welcomed into classrooms that are age-appropriate, bright and stimulating. Children ages three to five utilize tablets in the classroom with interactive programs that introduce basic math, reading and other skills. Celebrating 39 years of service, academics have been kept a focal point, and the safety and well-being of the children is the top priority. During the summer, services include childcare for children up to the age of eight. With exciting activities and outings, children are kept busy with educational activities and playtime to help stimulate their minds and nurture their imaginations. For more info., call (561) 793-5860. Movement Arts Dance Academy will hold three weeks of fun-filled summer camp. Weekly themed minicamps for ages 3 to 5 will be held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and will include several dance classes each day, along with arts and crafts and games. Full day camps will be held Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students will enjoy classes in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop and more. Camps will be held the weeks of June 17, July 8 and July 15. Dance intensives for serious dancers age 7 and up will be held the weeks of July 8 and July 15. Summer classes for age 2 and up will be held from June 17 through July 20 in the evenings and on Saturdays. The studio is in a new location at 1177 Royal Palm Beach Blvd. at the northwest corner of Royal Palm Beach and Okeechobee boulevards. For more info., call (561) 792-9757 or visit At Noah’s Ark Summer Camp, elementary-aged children enjoy fun field trips and activities, such as bowling, skating, the South Florida Science Museum, movies, picnics and more. Similar on-campus activities are held for preschool ages. Tuition includes a creative curriculum, use of computers, field trips and all meals. The main priority is quality and the safety of children. Noah’s Ark is an accredited Gold Seal center. Register now and show the ad to enjoy 50 percent off registration for new customers only. Enrollment is limited. Noah’s Ark emphasizes manners and values, which is essential for good citizenship. The facility caters to children ages six weeks through elementary school. The camp will run from Monday, June 3 through Friday, August 9. Noah’s Ark is located at 14563 Okeechobee Blvd. in Loxahatchee Groves. For more information, call (561) 753-6624 or visit Planet Kids Summer Camp will fill your child’s summer with fun-filled days. Whether your child is a preschooler or VPK ready, days will be enriched with learning and fun activities. Older children, ages 5 to 12, will enjoy fun-filled days of field trips and the coolest playgrounds in town. Summer camp will run from June 3 through Aug. 9. Register now. Planet Kids has two locations: 9267 Seminole Pratt Whitney Road in Loxahatchee (561-784-5619) and 4330 Summit Blvd. in West Palm Beach (561-964-2800). The Sunshine Music Academy of Excellence is owned and operated by an award-winning teacher, qualified with a degree in education and music excellence certifications for more than 20 years. Each hour of the camp is filled with fun, enriching music activities, including playing piano, drums, guitar and singing. Each day also includes arts and crafts, table hockey, foosball and lots of outdoor play. The camp runs from June 3 through Aug. 9, excluding July 4, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Early care is available. The camp is designed to expose students to a loving and foundational music experience. The program is located at 157 Santiago Street in Royal Palm Beach. For more info., call (561) 856-1940 or visit

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Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center is excited to offer this inclusionary camp for riders of all abilities! Riders with or without experience will be introduced to equestrian skills and horse care, while building confidence and independence. One week sessions start in June. Join us for one week, two weeks or all summer!

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CAMP CURRICULUM: Basic Fundamentals - How To Swing And Score. * Proper Practice Techniques * Bunker Play * Developing Your Winning Attitude. * On Course Playing Strategies * Basic USGA Rules And Etiquette.

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STEAM Science Camp will be held in Wellington!

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TNT Gymnastics Camp is a full or half day camp for children ages 5 to 14 years old focused mainly on gymnastic skills and activities, while incorporating group games, arts and crafts, team-building contests and more under the guidance of caring and friendly staff. TNT’s goal is to provide a fun and safe environment while catering to individual skill levels and helping to grow a love of the sport. TNT’s location of 3400 Fairland Farms Road is fully air-conditioned, with newly upgraded equipment. For more information, call (561) 383-8681 or visit


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Second generation vintner Jeremy Nickel hosted friends and guests at his To-Kalon Farm in Wellington on Sunday, March 24. The Napa Valley Food & Wine Experience welcomed more than 300 guests to champagne served by knights on the red carpet, carriage rides around the property, living vine performers, a fivepiece band, a jousting exhibition, cigar rollers and, of course, wines from the Vineyard House — a brand created paying tribute to Nickel’s late father, Gil Nickel. Guests dined on catering by Wellington Hospitality Group among beautiful décor by Gracie Street Interiors.

Guests enjoy the party at To-Kalon Farm in Wellington.

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Kona Ice To Host National ‘Chill Out’ Day

With Tax Day right around the corner, many of us are reaching into our pockets to pay Uncle Sam. To relieve taxpayers of the stress associated with meeting the federal deadline, Kona Ice will be hosting its sixth annual National “Chill Out” Day. The island-inspired truck will be parked at multiple locations in Wellington to hand out free cups of tropical shaved ice to all who stop by. The refreshing treat will ensure that there is “no taxation without relaxation” this tax season. Find participating hours and locations at Kona Ice will be at Wellington Regional Medical Center (10101 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington)

from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Office Depot (2495 S. State Road 7, Wellington) from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.; and Scott’s Place Playground (12190 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington) from 4 to 6 p.m. National “Chill Out” Day is one of the many ways Kona Ice is encouraging the nation to take a step back, relax and enjoy a Kona. National “Chill Out” Day is one small, yet powerful, way the brand hopes to put a smile on people’s faces. Through partnerships with schools, youth sports leagues and other neighborhood organizations, Kona Ice has given back more than $60 million to the communities it serves.

Lara Logan Will Be Featured Speaker At WILA Awards Luncheon

Jeremy Nickel with his mother Beth Nickel.

Catering was provided by Wellington Hospitality Group.

The Vineyard House wine was featured at the event.

CareerSource Awards $300,000 To The Lord’s Place For Expanded Services

CareerSource Palm Beach County recently awarded an additional $100,000 in funding to the Lord’s Place to increase the scope of services the nonprofit provides to homeless ex-offenders and others experiencing homelessness. This new funding is in addition to $200,000 already awarded by CareerSource this program year to fund these services. “CareerSource Palm Beach County has provided a total of $2 million in funding to the Lord’s

Place over the past 10 years to help end the cycle of homelessness and unemployment. The Lord’s Place has an outstanding track record of providing intensive services to CareerSource homeless participants, and we look forward to working with them to expand these efforts,” said Steve Craig, the president and CEO of CareerSource Palm Beach County. “These services include benefits navigation, peer support, individual therapy, literacy tutoring, financial coaching, referrals

to stabilized housing and health care coordination.” The funding will enable the Lord’s Place to dedicate greater time and resources to providing individualized attention to participants. Services will also include one-on-one/small group job coaching and life skills instruction. With these additional funds, the Lord’s Place will add 20 additional participants to their program, enroll 14 more participants into their employability skills training,

and help 25 participants obtain unsubsidized employment. “We are grateful for this increased level of support from CareerSource,” CEO Diana Stanley said. “The services it will help us provide are life-changing to those we serve. Through the expanded training and counseling this grant funds, individuals who were once homeless or incarcerated will have increased access to meaningful and sustained employment which is key to long-term stability.”

Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auction Docket Sells Out Following its record-breaking 2019 Scottsdale Auction, Barrett-Jackson recently announced that it has sold out its docket for the 17th annual Palm Beach Auction being held April 11-13 at the South Florida Fairgrounds. Setting a new record as the company’s largest 3-day Palm Beach Auction to date, Barrett-Jackson has consigned more than 600 vehicles, which cross the block

nearly all at no reserve. “We’ve hit another exciting milestone in Barrett-Jackson history,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “This year’s Palm Beach Auction will hit new highs with a record-setting 600-plus collector vehicles on the docket. The high caliber of vehicles we consigned in Scottsdale is continuing in to Palm Beach, thanks to our consignors and our

hard-working, dedicated team of specialists. It’s also a testament of the growing demand and vibrancy of this incredible hobby.” From Thursday, April 11, through Saturday, April 13, more than 600 vehicles and 300 pieces of automobilia will cross the block starting every day at 9 a.m. The event offers another spectacular docket featuring world-class Resto-Mods, 1950s Americana,

supercars and future classics. Barrett-Jackson also presents a sold-out venue with more than 100 sponsors, exhibitors and food vendors creating the ultimate automotive lifestyle event in the southeast. The Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auction will also be streaming at Learn more about becoming a bidder at

T h e E x e c u t i v e Wo m e n of the Palm Beaches Foundation is thrilled to announce that award-winning news correspondent Lara Logan will be the featured speaker at the 36th annual Women In Leadership Awards (WILA) luncheon on Wednesday, April 17 at 11:30 a.m. at the Kravis Center. Logan’s address will provide insight on her experiences as a leading international news reporter and speak about how the role of women is changing on a global scale. Logan’s bold reporting has earned her a prominent spot among the world’s best foreign correspondents. Logan was named CBS News Chief Foreign Correspondent in February 2006 and Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent in 2008, all while contributing to 60 Minutes beginning in 2005, and 60 Minutes II from 2001. Her work has taken her from the front lines of the Iraq war, to the center of the Ebola crisis to the forests of central Africa. Logan’s reports were an integral part of CBS News’ coverage of the war in Iraq, where she lived for almost five years. Amy Brand will serve as the 2019 WILA chair, and Cecilia Hudnet will serve as co-chair. Businesswoman and philanthropist Yvonne S. Boice will serve as honorary chair, while WPEC News 12 anchor Liz Quirantes

Lara Logan will serve as master of ceremonies. The 2019 WILA honorees are: Non-Profit Sector-Beth Walton, CEO, Town of Palm Beach United Way; Private Sector-Elizabeth Hamma, senior vice president/market manager, Hubbard Radio; Public Sector-Dr. Lisa Williams-Taylor, CEO of the Children’s Services Council; and Volunteer Sector-Mary Cleary Ierardi of Catholic Charities of the Palm Beaches and Saint Edwards Charitable Works Ministry. Tickets to the 2019 WILA Awards Luncheon are $150 for guests. For tickets, or more information, visit or call (561) 868-7070.

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Gay Polo Tourney Delivers Fast-Paced Fun, Friendly Competition

The 10th annual Land Rover Palm Beach International Gay Polo Tournament, presented by RSM US, was a rousing success. Attendees on Saturday, April 6 at the International Polo Club Palm Beach enjoyed a day filled with frivolity, fun, fanciful attire, and fancy footwork by ponies and party people alike. Polo ponies galloped down the field, champagne corks were

popped on the sidelines and fierce competition — both on the field, and off for the renowned tailgate contest — was second to none. High-flying mallets swung by players of all skill levels carried the day, and a spirit of inclusion helped to even the scores. On a day that applauded good sportsmanship and, more importantly, love, diversity, inclusion and equality, everyone was a winner.

Team RSM US took the top Senator’s Cup trophy with the Best Playing Pony awarded going to Peli, owned by Joey Casey of the Palm City Polo Club, and the MVP honors going to Bruce Schreiber. Goshen Hill picked up the Founder’s Cup trophy with Chip McKenney named MVP. The Future’s Cup winner was the Palm City Polo Club with Pete Grover as MVP.

Fun and games continued with the tailgate awards. Top honors went to the GPL Yacht Club for Best Tailgate; Flamingo was recognized as having the Best Spirit; Land Rover Palm Beach won Best Corporate Tailgate; and Best in Show accolades went to Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. The Gay Polo League (GPL) celebrated the 10th anniversary of its unique polo event this year, and

expectations were high to make it memorable. As GPL is a platform for human rights, the “GPL Polotini Presents Wigstock” kickoff party on Friday, April 5 was a fundraiser for SAGE, the nation’s oldest and largest organization dedicated to serving and advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) elders. GPL is the only LGBTQ-identified polo league in the world. Since its founding in 2006, GPL has built an international network of LGBTQ polo players and enthusiasts in 13 countries. The league embraces a cross-section of ages,

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The 10th annual Land Rover Palm Beach International Gay Polo Tournament was fun and exciting both on and off the field.


RPB Crime

Stats Down, But Public Worried

continued from page 1 cally warns, “These rankings lead to simplistic and/or incomplete analyses that often create misleading perceptions adversely affecting cities and counties, along with their residents.” So, comparing crime in Royal Palm Beach to other areas may not be an exact science, but comparing it to itself over time may be more meaningful, thinks Village Manager Ray Liggins, who applauded the findings in the PBSO’s semi-annual report. “Going from an index of 863 in 2017 to 820 in 2018 means that the village is going in the right direction,” Liggins said. Liggins did compare the village to other cities in the state. “To put this data in context, this report places Royal Palm Beach in the safest 90th percentile of municipalities in Florida,” he said. Many home buyers use crime statistics to help decide the safest

place to buy a home and raise a family. Software engineer Nathaniel Wood did lots of homework before buying recently in Royal Palm Beach’s Bella Sera community. He said his research about crime rates in Royal Palm surprised him. “I had a negative impression of Royal Palm Beach while growing up nearby but, statistically, it is a very safe place to live,” he said. “I found that out after I ran my own report from the Census Bureau and Florida Department of Law Enforcement web site.” Wood went on to say that he really does think that crime is a problem that everyone is responsible for helping to reduce, but that sensationalizing it on social media creates emotionally charged reactions and decisions. “These reactions should really be data driven, and when you look at the data, it tells a story of total crime increase, but our population has grown as well. All things considered, RPB is a safe community to live in,” he said. The full report is available on the home page of the village’s web site at

continued from page 1 used for a live baby cub who grew to adulthood and lived a long bearlife as a celebrity during an extended publicity campaign. Today, with wildfire prevention remaining a critical issue, that real-life Smokey is remembered at his burial place in his original home of Capitan, N.M., in Smokey Bear Historical Park. Kids and their parents can write Smokey Bear a letter and receive a response at Smokey Bear, Washington, D.C. 20252. Garvey explained that the tree to be planted is a Shady Lady black olive tree. The tree won’t get to be huge, growing in layered tiers with


Still Early In The Process

Angie Rinehart, shown with her daughter Flora, asked the Royal Palm Beach Village Council at the Thursday, April 4 meeting to reopen the early childhood learning program operated by the Parks & Recreation Department. Village officials informed her that the village is complying with new regulations requiring its licensure as a day care center, which should be complete by August. PHOTO BY DENIS EIRIKIS/TOWN-CRIER

continued from page 1 very sensitive,” he said. “So, it feels as if all that emotion is being projected on the church. What the church is doing is a neighborhood community campus just like we have here in Royal Palm [Beach], but it probably won’t be as large as our campus there.” Faircloth feels the new campus will blend in well with the community, with landscaping around the perimeter and design consistent with other architecture in the community. “We’re a little bit of an old Florida, Key West kind of style,” he said. “I’m excited about the project.” Connect Church, formerly First

abilities, professions, and riding experience. Through its enthusiasm for the sport, the league works to foster positive perceptions about gay athletes and the LGBTQ community. The focus is to provide the LGBTQ community with opportunities to learn how to play polo and successfully compete in tournaments and events. In 2017, GPL became a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization. This designation enables the league to use its events to benefit others and raise much-needed funds for programs aimed at helping those within the LGBTQ community. Learn more at a distinct space between each set of horizontal branches. Not related to olive-bearing trees, the Wellington tree will mature to form a wellshaped rounded crown and, in time, will be frosted yellow-beige with a covering of tiny, springtime blooms. As they too grow, the participating children will remember the day they helped plant it. The Wellington Earth Day & Arbor Day Celebration is a full afternoon and evening of family-friendly activities at the Wellington Amphitheater, located at 12100 W. Forest Hill Blvd. Attendees remaining for the concert are encouraged to bring their own seating, and everyone is reminded not to park in the nearby shopping center. Find out more about the event at events.

Baptist Church of Royal Palm Beach, negotiated an agreement in 2017 with Royal Palm Beach to obtain land and build a memory care center adjacent to its church on Okeechobee Blvd. In other ALA business, the board reviewed plans to have a tent on Sunday, April 14 at a bazaar in the Publix shopping center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to benefit Loxahatchee Lost and Found. “I figured we’d make something like little Easter treats,” ALA President Melissa Limbaugh said, adding that the tent would have applications for residents who would like to become new members. Board Member Bob Morgan said he was trying to update the ALA web site. “I do work a lot, and I’m trying to get to that,” Morgan said. “If you’ve been to the web site, you’ll notice that it’s somewhat outdated.”

COMMUNITY CALENDAR Saturday, April 13 • Club Pilates Wellington (10660 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 140) will celebrate its first anniversary on Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14 by offering free introductory classes. Club Pilates offers dozens of unique group exercise courses intended to help people meet their health and fitness goals. To book a free class, call (561) 208-1233. For more info., visit www. for class schedules and to reserve online. • The Loxahatchee chapter of the Florida Trail Association will complete 62 miles of the Ocean To Lake Hiking Trail in eight days all in one month, starting on Saturday, April 13 and continuing April 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23 and 25. This popular series of day hikes covers the whole OTLHT for those who prefer to sleep in their own bed. For more information, call Scott Lunsford at (561) 441-1251. • Audubon Everglades will walk in Peaceful Waters Sanctuary in Wellington on Saturday, April 13 from 7:30 to 10 a.m. E-mail, visit or call (508) 296-0238 for more info. • The Green Market at Wellington will be held Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. near the Wellington Amphitheater. Visit www. for more info. • The Rotary Club of Wellington Foundation will hold its Fourth Annual Paper Shredding Event sponsored by Total Shredding of Royal Palm Beach on Saturday, April 13 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Wellington Municipal Complex parking lot (12300 W. Forest Hill Blvd.). The suggested donation is $5 for a letter-sized box and $10 for a legal-sized box. The club will also be collecting canned items and dry goods for the Wellington Cares food bank. For more info., call Don Gross at (561) 723-8461. • The Wellington Garden Club will host a tour of the Deeridge Farms Gardens in Wellington on Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The garden tour will encompass more than 60 acres of carefully crafted landscapes, with activities including several prize raffles, plant sales, gardening vendors, crafts for sale by club members, free refreshments and a question-and-answer opportunity with master gardeners. Tickets are only available in advance and not the day of the event. Easy online ordering of tickets can be done at • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host How to Start a Business for adults on Saturday, April 13 at 10 a.m. The workshop helps aspiring entrepreneurs begin the process of owning a successful business, presented by the Florida Women’s Business Center. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register. • The Okeeheelee Nature Center (7715 Forest Hill Blvd.) will host a free Earth Day Event on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A variety of happenings planned throughout the day include educational presentations, hands-on science activities, a rehabilitated animal release and more. For more info., visit • The Palm Beach Zoo will host Camouflaged Critters for ages 3 to 6 on Saturday, April 13 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Join the Early Explorers for an interactive educational

experience designed for preschool-aged children, with up-close animal encounters, stories, games, crafts and visits to animal habitats throughout the zoo. A snack will be included. One adult is required to attend with each child. Visit www.palmbeachzoo. org for more info. • The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Zumbini: Dance & Play Together for children under 3 on Saturday, April 13 at 11 a.m. and Tuesday, April 23 at 10:15 a.m. Jump into these trendy physical, musical classes. Groove to world music in an upbeat environment. Call (561) 681-4100 for more info. • The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Anime for ages 12 and up on Saturday, April 13 at 2 p.m. for fans of manga, anime, cosplaying and more. Snacks will be provided. Call (561) 6814100 for more info. • The Palm Beach International Jazz Festival will be at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, April 13 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Visit for more info. • The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host Fun with Coding for ages 7 to 17 on Saturday, April 13 at 2:30 p.m. Learn to code with Code Palm Beach mentors. Fifteen laptops will be provided. Personal laptops are also allowed. Parents/ caregivers must attend. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register. • The Wellington Amphitheater will host a free Motown & Disco Tribute by Studio 54 on Saturday, April 13 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Visit for more info. • The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts will present a Tribute to Cream with the sons of Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker and the nephew of Eric Clapton on Saturday, April 13 at 8 p.m. Visit for more info. Sunday, April 14 • The Loxahatchee chapter of the Florida Trail Association will walk in the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas Preserve in Wellington on Sunday, April 14 at 8 a.m. Call Paul Cummings at (561) 596-4423 for more info. • The 2019 season at the International Polo Club Palm Beach will continue Sunday, April 14 with the U.S. Open Polo Championship. For tickets, or more information, call (561) 204-5687 or visit • The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Sahaja Meditation on Sunday, April 14 at 2 p.m. This time-honored technique reduces stress, brings better focus and helps you become more balanced. Call (561) 6814100 to pre-register. • Divine Wine & High Tea with an Oriental Flair will be held Sunday, April 14 from 4 to 7 p.m. at center court in the original Wellington Mall (12794 W. Forest Hill Blvd.). A $40 donation will benefit the Vivian and Adrienne Ferrin Memorial Scholarship Fund. For more info., visit • The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts will present Bernadette Peters on Sunday, April 14 at 8 p.m. Visit for more info. Monday, April 15 • The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Pokémon Plus for ages 5 to 12 on Monday, April 15 at 3 p.m. Play or trade with electronic Pokémon or Pokémon cards, YuGi-Oh cards or any other games with friends

and fellow fans. Call (561) 681-4100 for more info. • The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host Coding with Tech Toys: Circuits Snap Circuits Arcade for ages 8 to 11 on Monday, April 15 at 4 p.m. Learn about electricity by connecting circuits to create an array of projects in a snap. Call (561) 7906030 to pre-register. Tuesday, April 16 • The Stand Against Racism Luncheon “The Faces of Immigration” will be held Tuesday, April 16 at 11:45 a.m. at the Kravis Center’s Cohen Pavilion. The YWCA of Palm Beach County will host a multi-national panel, moderated by local news anchor Carlos Mahecha. For more information, or to reserve a seat, visit the “Events” page at or call (561) 640-0050. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Beads, Beads, Beads for ages 5 to 12 on Tuesday, April 16 at 3 p.m. Create a wearable work of art. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info. • The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host Lego Bricks for ages 6 to 11 on Tuesday, April 16 at 4 p.m. Build, imagine and play with Lego bricks. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register. • The Scholastic Achievement Foundation of Palm Beach County will honor the county’s highest academic achieving high school seniors at a special dinner on Tuesday, April 16 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Breakers Hotel. There will be 185 students recognized at the 2019 dinner, which will be emceed by WPBF Channel 25 anchor Tiffany Kenney. For more info., visit • The Florida Falun Dafa Association will present Shen Yun 2019 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. Visit for more info. • Palm Beach Atlantic University will present its Dance Ensemble Spring Concert at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, April 16 and Wednesday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. Visit for more info. Wednesday, April 17 • The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host its Crop Circle Scrapbooking Club for ages 14 and up on Wednesday, April 17 at 2 p.m. Organize your photos and record your memories using scrapbooking techniques. Some materials will be provided. Call (561) 681-4100 to pre-register. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Earth Day Crafting for ages 5 to 12 on Wednesday, April 17 at 3 p.m. Celebrate Earth Day by painting the planet and making a promise to keep it safe. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host a Teen Takeover for ages 12 to 17 on Wednesday, April 17 at 6 p.m. Enjoy Wii games, board games and more. Bring a friend or make new ones. Snacks will be provided. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Horse Sense: Native Plants for Equestrian Properties on Wednesday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m. Discover how native plants benefit you, your horses and the environment, identify some horse-toxic plants and more. Attendees will get vouchers for two free native plants. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info.

• The Conrad-Sunrise Chapter of the American Hibiscus Society will meet on Wednesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. at the Mounts Botanical Gardens main meeting hall on Military Trail in West Palm Beach. The featured speaker will be Mike Pusin, past president of the Garden Club of Greater Baltimore, who will share his expertise on gardens around the world. Call Karen Sullivan at (561) 5968072 for reservations. • The 20th Anniversary Tour of Rent will be at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, April 17 at 8 p.m. Visit www. for more info. Thursday, April 18 • The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host a Friendship Circle for ages 18 to 24 on Thursday, April 18 at 9:15 a.m. Meet other intellectually disabled young adults and work on skill-building projects in a supportive, encouraging environment. Parents/caregivers must attend. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register. • The Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce will host a Healthcare Economic Luncheon on Thursday, April 18 at 11:30 a.m. at the National Croquet Center (700 Florida Mango Road, West Palm Beach) featuring keynote speaker Jeff Lungren of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. For more info., call (561) 790-6200 or visit www. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Sock Bunny for ages 5 to 12 on Thursday, April 18 at 3 p.m. and Saturday, April 20 at 2 p.m. No-sew and all fluff, a sock will be provided, or you can bring your own. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info. • The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host Earth-Friendly Paper Bead Creations for ages 7 to 17 on Thursday, April 18 at 4 p.m. Make paper beads from patterned paper, magazines or book pages to create unique necklaces, bracelets, key chains or backpack jewelry. All materials will be provided. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register. • The Wellington Amphitheater will host a free rock concert by the Flyers, along with food trucks, on Thursday, April 18 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Visit for more info. • The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Get Gaming for ages 12 and up on Thursday, April 18 at 6 p.m. Game with friends on the PS4 and try new and favorite card and board games. Snacks will be provided. Call (561) 681-4100 for more info. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Bird Art: Mixed Media Collage for ages 12 and up on Thursday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m. Make a small mixed media collage featuring birds and nature. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register. • The NoGravity Dance Company will present “From Hell to Paradise” on Thursday, April 18 at 8 p.m. at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. Visit for more info. Friday, April 19 • Audubon Everglades will walk in the Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach on Friday, April 19 from 8 to 10 a.m. E-mail, visit or call (508) 296-0238 for more info.

• The Palm Beach Zoo will host Photos with the Bunny on Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Make photos with the bunny, which will also be available for purchase in the gift store. Plus, enjoy a complimentary ride on the Wildlife Carousel, included with regular zoo admission. Visit for more info. • The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host No School Edition Crafts for Kids for ages 4 to 8 on Friday, April 19 at 2 p.m. School is out, so celebrate the arrival of spring by making a craft and a new friend at this family crafting event. Call (561) 6814100 for more info. • The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host RPB Kids Coloring Club Goes on Safari for ages 2 and up on Friday, April 19 at 2:30 p.m. Enjoy a relaxing hour of coloring. This month will feature safari and jungle-themed coloring sheets. All materials will be provided. Personal coloring books are welcome. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register. • The Wellington Amphitheater will host a free screening of Bumblebee on Friday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. Call (561) 753-2484 for more info. Saturday, April 20 • The Florida Gun & Knife Show will be held Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21 at the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center. Visit for more info. • The Green Market at Wellington will be held Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. near the Wellington Amphitheater. Visit www. for more info. • Get your baskets ready for Wellington’s Annual Egg Hunt returning to the Village Park softball fields (11700 Pierson Road) on Saturday, April 20. The event will begin promptly at 10 a.m. and will be divided into four age groups: ages 2 and under, ages 3 to 4, ages 5 to 7 and ages 8 to 10. At each egg hunt, two eggs will have a pink bunny ticket inside, indicating a special prize. Families are encouraged to arrive early to avoid traffic. Don’t forget to bring your own basket. For more info., visit • The Royal Poinciana Plaza (340 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach) will host an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 20 starting at 11 a.m. The event will be separated into four age groups. For more info., visit www. • CAFCI will host its annual Easter Picnic on Saturday, April 20 from 11 a.m. to sundown at Okeeheelee Park’s Micanopy Pavilion. For more info., call Lauriston Simms at (561) 719-0263 or Pervical Wood at (561) 596-7768. Sunday, April 21 • An Easter Sunrise Service will be held at the Wellington Amphitheater on Sunday, April 21 at 6:30 a.m. Visit www.wellingtonfl. gov/events for more info. • The 2019 season at the International Polo Club Palm Beach will conclude Sunday, April 21 with the U.S. Open Polo Championship Final. For tickets, or more info., call (561) 204-5687 or visit Send calendar items to: The Town-Crier, 12794 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 33, Wellington, FL 33414 or e-mail news@gotowncrier. com.

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Broncos Reclaim Lax Rivals Cup With 11-7 Win Over Wellington

By Gene Nardi Town-Crier Staff Report The Palm Beach Central High School boys lacrosse team traveled across town to take on host Wellington High School on Friday, April 5 and bested the Wolverines 11-7 for a big win. The victory marks the first in four years for the Broncos against Wellington, and in the wake of their performance, Palm Beach Central reclaimed the Outback Rivals Cup. The Broncos (9-3) jumped out

to an early 3-0 lead in the first period. Wellington began to pressure and have an edge in possession, firing four shots on goal, but Palm Beach Central goalkeeper Anthony Brodrick denied them the back of the net. The Wolverines eventually closed the margin in the final minute with a goal, but Bronco attacker Ryan Rundell hit back-to-back goals crossing over the first and second quarters to extend the Palm Beach Central lead to 5-1. Wellington responded minutes

later after both teams battled for possession. Aaron Thompson launched a ground-ball goal to get the Wolverines within three, but they still trailed 5-2 midway through the second period. The two teams traded goals, with Bradley Freeman hitting two and Wellington’s Teddy Miloch getting one. By the end of the first half, Palm Beach Central led 8-3. The Wolverines pushed the action, scoring within the first minute of the second half. Refugio Perez passed to Miloch, who drilled the

The Palm Beach Central Broncos celebrate their reclaiming of the Outback Rivals Cup.

Refugio Perez wins the face off for the Wolverines.

ball into the back of the Bronco net to make the score 8-4. The Broncos immediately responded when midfielder Logan Rohak drove in back-to-back goals to extend the Bronco lead to 10-4 to end the third period. Wellington saw the cup slipping away, and they needed to pressure

in the final period. The Wolverines responded with three unanswered goals to close the gap to 10-7. The Broncos pushed back, determined to reclaim the cup after four years. They added one more goal in the closing minute of play to secure the 11-7 victory and take back the Outback Rivals Cup.

With the win, the Broncos improved to 9-3, while Wellington fell to 7-6. Five different players scored for the Broncos. Josh Jacobs had a goal, while Chris Conley, Rundell, Rohak and Freeman recorded two goals each. Miloch is credited with two goals for Wellington.

Wellington’s Andrew Crosby takes a shot at the Bronco net.


Palm Beach Central’s Ryan Rundell launches one of his two goals.

Palm Beach Central’s Chris Conley winds up for a shot.

Royal Palm Beach Holds On To Defeat Jupiter In Flag Football

By Gene Nardi Town-Crier Staff Report On Thursday, April 4, the Royal Palm Beach High School flag football team hosted Jupiter High School and held on to defeat the Warriors 13-9 in a thriller. Despite the late Jupiter rally, the Wildcats (5-2) did just enough on both sides of the ball to notch the victory. On the Wildcats’ first possession of the game, they marched down the field under the direction of quarterback Kurleigh Farrell. Short passes and misdirection were key in Royal Palm Beach’s first score. Receiver Jenna Springthorpe reeled in a pass from Farrell in the end zone, on a fourth and

goal, that put the Wildcats up 6-0 in the first quarter. After a solid Wildcat defensive stand, Royal Palm Beach gained possession at mid-field. Farrell connected with receiver Samantha Saint-Jean for a 52-yard touchdown pass. The point after extended the Royal Palm Beach lead to 13-0 to start the second quarter. Jupiter could do little on offense against the Wildcat defense and closed the first half scoreless, trailing 13-0. During the second half, the Wildcats relied mostly on defense. Offensively, they moved the ball to reduce the clock but found difficulty going up against

Royal Palm Beach quarterback Kurleigh Farrell throws down field.

a motivated Warrior defensive unit. Jupiter’s defense kept them in the game, forcing Royal Palm Beach to go three-and-out in the third quarter. The Warriors scored, capping a 44-yard drive to close the margin to 13-7 after the point after conversion. The Royal Palm Beach offensive struggle continued when a high snap sailed over Farrell’s head, bouncing into the end zone for a Jupiter safety. The error moved the Warriors to within four points, but they still trailed 13-9 in the fourth quarter. Lily Lanier responded for the Wildcat defense with a big interception and a 10-yard return for

Royal Palm Beach late in the final quarter. The pick nullified a possible go-ahead drive for Jupiter. The Wildcat defense needed to appear once more on the field in the final minute of the game and did just enough to secure the lead, keeping Jupiter out of the end zone. The win improved the Royal Palm Beach record to 5-2 on the season. Farrell completed 13 of 25 passes and two touchdowns. Saint-Jean and Springthorpe each had a score. On defense, Jensen Sleek recorded five flag pulls and a blocked pass. Springthorpe also had a blocked pass on defense.

Jensen Sleek advances the ball up field for the Wildcats.

Wildcat receiver Samantha Saint-Jean finds running room after a catch.

Wildcat receiver Kumia Harrell takes the ball to the outside.

RPB receiver Lilly Lanier tries to split the Jupiter defenders.


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Pilot And Equuleus Advance To Quarterfinals In U.S. Open Action T ​ he beginning of the third round in the CaptiveOne U.S. Open Polo Championship led to the first two quarterfinalists in action Sunday, April 7 at the International Polo Club Palm Beach. Pilot defeated Postage Stamp Farm 10-6 to secure one spot, while Equuleus won against Coca-Cola 14-9 to secure a second spot. The featured game of the week on U.S. Polo Assn. Field 1 featured another strong performance by Pilot as the team inches closer to claiming the Gauntlet of Polo. A strong Postage Stamp Farm

defense limited the opportunities for Pilot, but inaccurate shooting from the field kept them from taking the lead, as Pilot continued a steady second half attack to claim the victory. A fast-paced opening half resulted in few fouls and end-to-end action with plenty of scoring chances for each team. Tied 1-1 after the opening chukker, the teams remained deadlocked with Facundo Pieres scoring two goals for Pilot, while Lerin Zubiaurre and Joaquin Panelo responded for Postage Stamp Farm. Using their defense

to create turnovers, Postage Stamp Farm was unable to take advantage, missing two shots from the field and two penalty attempts in the fourth chukker. Gonzalito Pieres’ second goal of the game gave Pilot a slim 4-3 lead. ​Postage Stamp Farm’s inaccuracy from the field continued to play a factor in the outcome of the game, allowing Pilot to increase the lead after receiving their first penalty attempt of the game. With the lead, Pilot continued to pressure the Postage Stamp Farm defense, resulting in an additional


On Friday, March 22, Joshua Zuchowski, a freshman at the King’s Academy, broke the 13-14 National Age Group record held by five-time Olympic gold medalist Aaron Peirsol at the 2019 Spring International Championship meet in Clearwater. His time of 2:00.97 on the 200-meter backstroke broke Peirsol’s record by two seconds, qualifying Zuchowski for the 2020 Olympic Trials to be held in Omaha, Neb. Currently, Zuchowski is the youngest male qualifier for the trials at 15 years old. He is ranked second in the nation among all 18 and under swimmers this season. Shown right, Zuchowski celebrates with friends, family and swim club teammates.


The Wellington Wrestling Club attended the Mustang Open at Merritt Island High School on Saturday, April 6 and had an outstanding day with a number of wrestlers earning top honors. Champions were Tyler Gray, Sam Marvel, James Marvel, Sean Mauermann and Nico Strada. Luke Forehand and Aiden Alexander took second place, while Luke Schumatti and Ryan King took third place. Shown above (L-R) are Tenzin Tognini, Aiden Alexander, Seth Rhodes, Jared Portu, Ryan King, Juan Quintero, Sam Marvel, Luke Schumatti, Tyler Gray, Luke Forehand, Sean Mauermann, James Marvel, Preston Morrow and Nico Strada.

penalty attempt and a three-goal fifth chukker for Facundo Pieres that gave Pilot a commanding lead. Kept more in the back of the game in a passing role, Mariano Aguerre’s chances were limited, while the duo of Gonzalito and Facundo Pieres attacked downfield. Facing a four-goal deficit, Postage Stamp Farm was ultimately held to just six goals in the game, falling to an undefeated Pilot team 10-6. Earlier in the day, Equuleus displayed a dominant second half performance against Coca-Cola in a crucial match-up against teams holding a 1-1 record, with the winner claiming a spot in the quarterfinals. Coca-Cola utilized an accurate passing attack early in the game, assisting on the majority of the team’s goals, until unforced errors allowed Equuleus to produce a quick counter attack, overwhelming the Coca-Cola defense. A nearly perfect first chukker built a 4-1 lead for Coca-Cola behind Gillian Johnston, who effectively received the ball and finished with accuracy to score two early goals. Foul trouble for Coca-Cola gave the opening Equuleus needed to fight their way back from

The win by Pilot puts the team one step closer to a Gauntlet of Polo victory. PHOTO BY ALEX PACHECO the early deficit, using penalties with accuracy from both the pento create scoring opportunities. alty line and the field, scoring Two goals each for Ignacio and his fifth and sixth goals of the Magoo Laprida to end the first half game, increasing the Equuleus reduced Coca-Cola’s lead down to lead to four with just one chukone, with the momentum in favor ker remaining. Held to just two of Equuleus. goals throughout the second half, ​The fourth chukker proved to Coca-Cola’s passing attack failed be the most crucial, with Equu- to connect in the final chukker, leus outscoring Coca-Cola 4-0 as leaving them unable to mount a three goals came off the mallet of comeback, with another penalty Mariano Gonzalez. Coca-Cola conversion for Gonzalez sealing continued to struggle with foul the 14-9 victory for Equuleus. trouble, preventing them from This weekend will feature the finding the success they had in the U.S. Open quarterfinals at IPC. opening chukker. Learn more at Gonzalez continued to finish

Big Win For Seminole Ridge Boys Weightlifting Team

The Seminole Ridge High School boys weightlifting team won the conference, district and regional championships this season, dethroning two-time regional champs Park Vista High School. District champions included Akeem Ali (119 pounds), Jacob Campbell (129 pounds), Kevin Lanardos (183 pounds) and Peter Sinoyiannis (199 pounds). Regional champions included Jacob Campbell (129 pounds). State qualifiers included Jacob Campbell (129 pounds) and Nelson Sutton (238 pounds). Hawk Track & Field Team Wins Conference — The Seminole Ridge boys track and field team won the 2019 Palm Beach County Western Conference Championship. Conference champions included the 4 x 800-meter relay team, the 4 x 400-meter relay team, Jethro Joseph in the discus throw, Matron Thornton in the 800-meter run, Nico Pieroni in the

The Seminole Ridge High School boys weightlifting team. 400-meter dash, Kailen Romer in the triple jump and Aaron Pringle in the 300-meter hurdles. Milestone for Pendergast — Seminole Ridge varsity baseball

coach Trent Pendergast reached a huge milestone on Friday, March 29 when he coached his team to a win. It was Pendergast’s 200th regular season win.


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JOHN C. HUNTON AIR CONDITIONING & REFRIGERATION, INC.—Service & new installation FPL independent participating contractor. Lic. CAC 057272 Ins. “We are proud supporters of the Seminole Ridge Hawks” 561-798-3225. Family Owned & Operated since 1996. Credit Cards Accepted

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