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Aronson Takes Over As Principal At Polo Park Middle School
When the new school year begins on Monday, Aug. 13, Polo Park Middle School in Wellington will have a new principal in charge. Michael Aronson has taken over the school’s top post from Ann Clark. Page 3
Village Of Wellington Holds Back-To-School Community Block Party
The Village of Wellington hosted its Back-to-School Community Block Party on Saturday, July 28 at the Wellington Community Center. There was free food, face painting, a climbing wall, music and games. The event was hosted by Wellington’s Community Services Department. More than 400 backpacks filled with school supplies were given away. Page 5
Palms West Hospital Holds Meet-And-Greet With CEO Josh DeTillio
Palms West Hospital hosted a meet-and-greet to introduce new Chief Executive Officer Josh DeTillio on Tuesday, July 31. Along with meeting and welcoming DeTillio, guests also had the chance to tour the hospital’s new and renovated stateof-the-art cath lab. Page 11
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Royal Palm Beach Parks & Recreation Department summer campers and the Royal Palm Beach Senior Activities Group came together for a pizza and bingo party on Friday, July 20 at the Royal Palm Beach Recreation Center. After pizza and bingo, the campers put on a talent show for the seniors. Shown here, campers enjoy a bingo game. MORE PHOTOS, PAGE 12 PHOTO BY DENISE FLEISCHMAN/TOWN-CRIER
Wellington Code Officer Takes Key Role At State Association
By M. Dennis Taylor Town-Crier Staff Report Cindy Drake is a government employee who works daily to preserve property values and make neighborhoods nicer places to live for all residents. She is the Village of Wellington’s senior code compliance officer and was recently named the first vice president of the Florida Association of Code Enforcement, the state’s accrediting agency for code compliance officers. With 30 years of experience in code compliance, first in Charlotte County on Florida’s Gulf Coast and the past 20 years with Wellington, Drake was among the three original officers hired by the village in 1998 when the department was established. “Today, we have a manager, three administrative people, two senior code officers and nine code officers, for a department of 15,” Drake said. As first vice president, Drake is
also the president-elect of the association and the new chair of the committee planning and executing the group’s 30th annual convention in Orlando. It is held each June in a different Florida community. “They’ve met in Naples, Jacksonville, Tampa, Palm Beach Gardens one year. It moves around the state as they try to make it available to individuals who can’t travel, because we’re all government employees with government budgets,” Drake said. She explained that code enforcement officers are certified by the Florida Association of Code Enforcement and are required to take 16 hours of recurrent training every two years. “The conference offers 16 to 18 hours of training each year,” Drake said. As the president-elect of the association, Drake will be installed as president at the convention on June 11, 2019 for a one-year term, after which she’ll serve as the immediate past president.
Cindy Drake The association has about 2,300 members, some 375 or more who attend each annual meeting. Seminars, meetings, courses and speakers cover such topics as CPR, graffiti, the wording of documents, professional development, legal aspects, legislative action, things See DRAKE, page 20
Divided Lox Council Grants Underwood Two-Year Extension
By Ron Bukley Town-Crier Staff Report The Loxahatchee Groves Town Council approved the town manager’s two-year contract extension Tuesday, Aug. 7 in a 3-2 decision with council members Phillis Maniglia and David DeMarois dissenting after a two-hour discussion whether to limit the extension to one year. Town Manager Bill Underwood said the proposed two-year contract was structured as a transition plan for the town, allowing contractual staff to transition into town employees. “At the end of year one, you would take over two positions that the town does not fund relative to finance,” Underwood said. “At the end of year two, any of the employees who wish to be employed by the town in the interim during budget year two, we would budget
whatever that amount would be. We’re trying to be as generous as possible.” Underwood added that in the four years that he has been manager, he has not taken a vacation or time off, so he included six weeks’ time off for himself. “That does not mean I am not working, because I think all of you know that I am working 24/7/365,” he said. “I get e-mails on July 4, Christmas Eve, New Year’s, and respond to your calls and citizens’ requests in those periods. So even, though I may be taking time off away from the office, it does not mean I am not working.” Underwood said the purpose of the two-year contract was to move the contracted employees to the town smoothly, including the training of an assistant manager to take See UNDERWOOD, page 4
ITID SERVICE HONORS LATE GARY DUNKLEY
The Indian Trail Improvement District hosted a memorial service for late Supervisor Gary Dunkley on Saturday, July 21 at the Hamlin House Community Center and the nearby Community Garden, a project that Dunkley championed. Shown above are Brittany, Gary Jr., William and Tiffany Dunkley in front of a new plaque at Hamlin House dedicating the Community Garden to Dunkley. STORY & MORE PHOTOS, PAGE 4 PHOTO BY RON BUKLEY/TOWN-CRIER
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By Ron Bukley Town-Crier Staff Report The Indian Trail Improvement District Board of Supervisors agreed to move ahead with efforts to activate the Santa Rosa Groves community as a unit of development after residents showed support for the idea at a workshop held Wednesday, July 25. Santa Rosa Groves, composed of 98 lots of 5 to 20 acres on 640 acres west of Seminole Pratt Whitney Road and north of 60th Street North, has a history of drainage problems. The area was submerged in up to four feet of water in some places after recent rains, leading residents to seek help from ITID, as well as Palm Beach County, the South Florida Water Management District and a recently formed homeowners’ association that currently collects no maintenance fees. Sitting in on the workshop were Palm Beach County Mayor Melissa McKinlay, County Ad-
ministrator Verdenia Baker, as well as officials from the SFWMD and Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue. “This meeting was the result of myself and Mayor McKinlay hearing from residents in Santa Rosa Groves and other inactivated areas of ITID for many years about their concerns regarding drainage, roads, fire-rescue, PBSO, waste collection, mail and personal deliveries,” ITID President Betty Argue said. “The concerns started again in response to the extremely early wet season. After I had many conversations with residents regarding their concerns, Mayor McKinlay and I agreed that having a meeting bringing together all of the stakeholders would be the best path forward.” Argue noted that Santa Rosa Groves residents pay taxes to the SFWMD for drainage and maintenance of the regional system in the L-8 basin, which surrounds ITID. However, they do not pay ITID for local drainage services.
“The regional system is, simply put, what makes our swamp area even possible to reside in, but it still needs local drainage solutions to get the water to the regional system,” she said. “ITID is the local drainage entity that Santa Rosa Groves is in the boundaries of. They are what we call an inactivated area of Indian Trail. That is to say, they do not currently pay taxes to ITID for local and internal drainage and roads.” In order for ITID to provide those services, Santa Rosa Groves would have to activate and pay assessment fees to the district, Argue said. She added that documents explaining the process had been provided to everyone, including 19 residents attending the workshop, who all indicated later that they wished to proceed with the process. Argue said that ITID has the ability to assess each unit of development up to $50 per acre to See SANTA ROSA, page 20
By Ron Bukley Town-Crier Staff Report The Loxahatchee Groves Town Council rejected a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office contract amendment last month proposing a 2 percent raise, based on a technicality that the PBSO submitted the raise after the March 31 deadline. The proposed contract with the PBSO was for services beginning Oct. 1, 2018 through Sept. 30, 2019. The proposed hike comes on the heels of last year, when the cost of the contract nearly doubled. At the July 17 meeting, Vice Mayor Todd McLendon said they could reject the contract amendment because it had not been submitted on time, but the town received a letter from the PBSO dated July 20 explaining that the agreement will not be renewed unless the town accepts the contract addendum as written. At a meeting this Tuesday, the council discussed the July 20 letter, where Town Manager
Bill Underwood said the contract would continue for a year without the raise, but advised the council that it should be prepared for nonrenewal the following year. “I think the council, possibly next year, may have an issue relative to funding, whatever you want to do with the sheriff,” Underwood said. Councilman Dave DeMarois agreed that the town could have problems if the PBSO does not renew the contract next year, but McLendon said the agency would have to provide notice to the town. At the July 17 meeting, McLendon expressed his displeasure at the expense of the PBSO contract. “They missed the boat when they asked for their increase,” he said. “We’re paying them way too much money. They haven’t exceeded my expectations as far as what we have gotten for what we’re paying. Their rate right now is $610,000. I’d as soon cancel See LOX PBSO, page 4
Edgecomb Returns To Golden Grove As Principal
By Dani Salgueiro Town-Crier Staff Report This fall, Linda Edgecomb will celebrate her 31st year in the education field while beginning her new role as principal of Golden Grove Elementary School in The Acreage. She takes over the role from Dr. Adam Miller. After five years at Golden Grove, Miller is now the school district’s new director of educational technology. A longtime Royal Palm Beach resident, Edgecomb began her career as a teacher and taught students in Palm Beach County for 17 years. In 2005, Edgecomb took on her first administrative job because she wanted to have a larger impact on
children and also support teachers. “I started as a teacher, and then eventually wanted to make a bigger impact, so I then decided to go into administration,” she said. In fact, Edgecomb began her administrative career at Golden Grove Elementary School, where she served as assistant principal for five years. She explained that, though her daily responsibilities are different than that of a teacher, she leads by example thanks to her coworkers and administrators in the past. “I’ve had such wonderful experiences and have worked with such great people,” Edgecomb said. “I have been inspired by all of the administrators and teachers that I have worked with. They have
shaped my leadership. I have a little bit of all of them in me.” After serving as principal at Glade View Elementary School for eight years, Edgecomb is happy to be back in the western communities. “I grew up in the Glades, and as always, you grow up and want to give back to your community,” she said. “So, I went back for eight years and had some amazing successes. But I also live in the Royal Palm Beach area, so it was time to come back home.” Edgecomb’s success at Glade View, she explained, was mainly due to encouraging active parent participation, which is something she hopes to work on at Golden Grove as well.
“It takes all of us; it truly does take a village. I think a lot of parents who are working and trust us with their kids are also always looking for [ways to get involved],” she said. “And there are a lot of things that parents can do after school and at events. What we have to do is always have the doors of communication open so that we can all work together.” Edgecomb hopes to continue serving as a resource for parents who are looking to help teachers and administrators in providing the best quality education for students. “I don’t know if I necessarily expect much to be different here,” she said in comparing her current post to her last assignment. “I think See EDGECOMB, page 20
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Aronson Takes Over As Principal At Polo Park Middle School
By Eve Rosen Town-Crier Staff Report When the new school year begins on Monday, Aug. 13, Polo Park Middle School in Wellington will have a new principal in charge. Michael Aronson has taken over the school’s top post from Ann Clark. Aronson’s appointment is among 17 new principal selec-
tions for the 2018-19 school year made by Palm Beach County School Superintendent Dr. Donald Fennoy. Aronson holds a master’s degree in educational leadership and administration from Georgia Southern University. He spent seven years working as an educator in Georgia before he came to Palm Beach County, where he worked
as a teacher on assignment and also did work as a coach at Wellington High School. Before becoming the new principal at Polo Park, Aronson was the principal of Pahokee Middle/ Senior High School, where he also served previously as a vice principal for curriculum and instruction and as the summer school administrator.
Aronson has been based in Pahokee since 2010. He became the principal of Pahokee Middle/ Senior High School in 2014. At Polo Park, Aronson’s top goal is to uphold the traditions that the A-rated middle school has had for years. “My goals for Polo Park are just to continue the great traditions,” he See ARONSON, page 20
All But One LGWCD Staffer Has Left, Leaving Town To Run Water District
By Ron Bukley Town-Crier Staff Report Most of the staff at the Loxahatchee Groves Water Control District, including former District Administrator Steve Yohe, have left since the district became dependent to the Town of Loxahatchee Groves in June. “[Yohe] gave me three days’ notice. He resigned,” said Town Manager Bill Underwood, explaining that the former administrator will receive no separation pay other than vacation and sick time. Underwood said he expects to
hire a director to replace him, probably at less pay than what Yohe made, which was almost $95,000 a year, plus benefits. “I budgeted Steve for a whole year, but I’m probably going to be looking for someone at less pay, though not much less,” Underwood said. In the meantime, Underwood’s wife, Perla Underwood, who handles financial matters for the town, has been working at the LGWCD office. “She has been over there and comes back,” he said. “What occurred was not only has Steve left,
but also [Field Superintendent] Mike Walker.” He added that former LGWCD Clerk Lynette Ballard has also left. “Everybody’s gone except one equipment operator, Linda Waddell,” he said, adding that he is keeping district operations going. “They’re keeping the water drained, and we’re keeping it at certain levels,” he said. “We’re fixing certain canal banks, we’re doing mowing, we’re doing all kinds of stuff. I think we’ve gotten a lot done in the last few weeks.” Underwood said that he is using a contractor, Ed Chapin, to do most
of the work, including cleaning up about 7 miles of canal berms that serve as guardrails in the town. “He’s doing it the way he wants to rather than the way the district did it, and at a very reasonable price,” Underwood said. “He’s cutting the tops of the berms and leaving some growth on the sides to keep them from collapsing into the canal. We’re moving. We have not stopped functioning.” He plans to hire replacement staff eventually rather than use a contractor. “There’s not enough of me to spread around,” Underwood said.
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RPB Council Reviews Budget As Canal Weeds Irk Residents
By Dani Salgueiro Town-Crier Staff Report The Royal Palm Beach Village Council gathered for a budget workshop on Thursday, July 19. About a dozen residents joined the council for the workshop, including several who wanted the village to spend more to keep the community’s canals free of excess vegetation and weeds. Royal Palm Beach’s proposed total budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year is $44,374,773. Of the $44.3 million, 55 percent is expected to cover the village’s general operating costs, 27 percent is expected to cover its capital project costs, 15 percent is in reserves and 3 percent is for stormwater costs. The proposed 2018-19 budget will be very similar to the village’s 2017-18 fiscal year budget. The village’s millage rate, for example, will remain unchanged at 1.92 mils. “This year’s budget was the first in which no money [had to be]
used from the rate-stabilization fund to balance the budget,” Village Manager Ray Liggins said. “We funded all items from the strategic plan, and we are maintaining the 1.92 millage rate.” A notable change within the budget is the addition of four full-time employees within the village’s Planning & Zoning, Engineering and Parks & Recreation departments. While reviewing the overall allocation of funds within the village’s general fund expenses, Mayor Fred Pinto questioned the amount of money going toward all of the chambers of commerce that the village is part of. Pinto specified that his focus on chamber dues and fees is a result of the council’s recent invitation to join the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Pinto said that if the council were to continue joining more chambers, he would prefer joining at a non-participatory level,
and not ever as a trustee or board member. “As local government, we don’t want to be part of the decision making or voting on a board of a chamber, but we want to support chambers and businesses in our communities by participating and being a member of these chambers,” Pinto explained. Other council members expressed concerns over chamber memberships. “If we are going to consider [becoming members of] this chamber, I would like for us to consider also becoming part of other countywide chambers, [such as] the black chamber and the women’s chamber,” Councilwoman Jan Rodusky said. The council ultimately came to an agreement that, in order to be fair to all local chambers, they have to specify the amount of funds they wish to budget for chamber memberships before the budget is finalized, in the case that
more chambers extend invitations to the council. Along with chamber membership fees and dues, several residents expressed concerns regarding the money set aside for aquatic vegetation control. Specifically, the cleanup of excessive weeds found in the village’s canals during the rainy season. This issue is not new for the village, and it was explained as an issue having to do more with timing than with funding. “The cost to do that work is substantial, to [have] a harvester with a crew is about $250 an hour,” Public Works Director Paul Webster said. “The issue that we run into with that is always timing. We started to bring [professionals] out there in May to look at the canals and get some pricing to start work, but there wasn’t enough [debris] in the canals then to start. By the time we got [a contractor] out there in June, there was more than enough work. So, it’s a timing issue.”
Several residents, however, said that of the $237,000 allocated for this type of maintenance, more money should be put forth to efficiently remove the overwhelming amount of weeds found in canals throughout the village, and prevent them from coming back as a reoccurring issue every summer. “Not only are the canals an eyesore, but the stench coming from the canals and not being able to use the canals at all [worry me],” resident David McCallum said. “I’m also worried that the amount of debris in the canals may clog up our water systems if we get heavy amounts of rain. You’re going in to deal with these types of weeds with a harvester, who is picking up the dead debris, but you’re actually making it worse. This is a weed that grows and, if present, will always continue to grow. If you do not attack the weed in an aggressive manner to get rid of it, it will just keep coming back every year.” Other residents expressed ideas
that could potentially free the village’s canals of the debris issue. “For those of you who have had aquariums in your home, you probably know that if you don’t have some kind of a catfish — a sucker mouth catfish — or an algae eater, you are going to have the same problem [in your aquarium] as we do in our [canals],” resident Fred Eisinger said. “I have heard that this was a way that people in Indiantown dealt with their algae problems.” The village has, this year, spent $30,000 removing a total of 280 cubic yards of weeds out of its canals. “The flow rates of May were high even though our contractor was applying herbicide,” Liggins said. “The stuff is dead, and what you see is [the] reaction of what grows from the bottom of the canal being chemically treated. We know that July and the first part of August are the worst for this, but we do have a guy out there who is working on this.”
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ITID Memorial Service Honors Late Supervisor Gary Dunkley
By Ron Bukley Town Crier Staff Report The Indian Trail Improvement District hosted a memorial service for late Supervisor Gary Dunkley on Saturday, July 21 at the Hamlin House Community Center and the nearby Community Garden, a project that Dunkley championed. Dunkley passed away on April 28 at age 62. ITID President Betty Argue welcomed a room full of Dunkley’s family, community members and elected officials from state and local municipalities. She thanked ITID staff for organizing the memorial. Officials attending included State Rep. Rick Roth (R-District 85), Royal Palm Beach Mayor Fred Pinto and Vice Mayor Jeff Hmara, and Wellington Mayor Anne Gerwig, “Gary would be honored by this memorial,” Argue said. “The garden was a vision he advocated for and helped come to fruition. His hope was that residents would use this garden to come and learn, teach people to grow their own vegetables to share with others, and encourage other residents to take all they have learned to their own backyards and have their own gardens.” She said the garden is fitting, since The Acreage is a designated agricultural and equestrian community. “The board of supervisors has supported this vision,” she said. “My hope is to continue to work to bring Gary’s vision fully to life for generations to come.” Supervisor Carol Jacobs said Dunkley was a good friend, ever since they met years ago at an Acreage Landowners’Association meeting. “We both had the same vision of what this area should become,” she said. “I miss him every day of the week.” Supervisor Ralph Bair said he enjoyed working with Dunkley. “I did enjoy Gary’s work on the
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continued from page 1 his place if the council so chooses. DeMarois had many questions, including whether Underwood would be paid for his six weeks off, and whether legal staff had reviewed the proposed contract. Acting Town Attorney Jacob Horowitz said he had reviewed
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continued from page 1 their contract. Unfortunately, we can’t. I looked at the contract, and we have to notify them two months before March 31, but I’m sure not going to give them a raise, especially when they missed the boat on it.” McLendon proposed changing the contract from $622,000 to the original figure of $610,000. “I am not about to give them a raise with the financial situation we’re in right now,” he said. Councilwoman Phillis Maniglia agreed with no raise, adding that the town has some issues she would like addressed.
board and knowing him before that,” Bair said, adding that they didn’t always see eye to eye. “He gave his own opinion. We basically got along, and I enjoyed talking to him.” Supervisor Jennifer Hager said she got to know Dunkley when he first ran for office in 2012. “He was a straight up tell you just how it was [person],” Hager said. “I love him for that. We shared a passion for the equestrian lifestyle, and we loved to talk about horses. He carried that camera around with him, and he took all my pictures for me… Everything I remember about him is positive. I miss him, and I hope we’re carrying on what he wanted us to do.” Dunkley’s cousin Eric O’Connor said Dunkley loved the area and got to know his neighbors. “He loved his neighbors and wanted to guide them to be happy and enjoy the fruits of their labors,” O’Connor said. “He will be missed very much.” Community Garden Coordinator Howie Zusel said he had known Dunkley for many years, but really got to know him when he helped during garden clearing for Hurricane Matthew. “We had an ad up on Facebook that we would pay $10 an hour to come and help us move all this stuff and get it put away. Gary was the first one who responded, and he refused to take a dime from me,” Zusel said. “That’s just how Gary was.” Zusel, a master gardener, said Dunkley asked him to manage the Community Garden, which he did with the help of fellow master gardeners Jennifer Casia and Jessica Lindhorst. “I’m retired, and I don’t need extracurricular activities — but I couldn’t say no to Gary, so I became the garden coordinator,” Zusel said. “I arranged to have garden lectures, and we’ve had the
ITID President Betty Argue and Gary Dunkley Jr. unveil the new plaque mounted on the wall at Hamlin House.
ITID Engineer Jay Foy and Supervisor Carol Jacobs recall Gary Dunkley’s contributions to the community.
Royal Palm Beach Mayor Fred Pinto and Community Garden Coordinator Howie Zusel honor Gary Dunkley’s memory. top people in Palm Beach County CI), a group with roots in Royal speak at the Community Garden, Palm Beach. and now it’s going to bear Gary’s “It was so wonderful to have name. I hope the ITID board will him as a member,” Pinto said. continue it and make it bigger and “He would come to the meetings better than ever.” and participate in some of the Royal Palm Beach Mayor Fred conversations. You could always Pinto said Dunkley asked probing count on him being very straightquestions of him. forward and very on point with his “Gary was a good person to remarks.” know and very effective in his role Argue added that when they on the board,” Pinto said. “I know were in Tallahassee for Palm many of you will miss him.” Beach County Days, the ITID He added that Dunkley partici- constituency had several meetings pated in Caribbean-Americans for canceled. Dunkley, who was an Community Involvement (CAF- avid photographer, took Argue
Attendees listen to the memorial service honoring Gary Dunkley. — who was newly elected — and visited politicians for “photo ops.” “Gary was very frustrated [that meetings were canceled],” Argue said. “We all were, but Gary said, ‘Let’s go.’ I said, ‘What are you going to do?’ He replied, ‘I’m going to knock on the doors, and I am going to introduce you as the new Indian Trail board member, and we’re going to get into places.’ And that’s exactly what happened.” They were able to have several unscheduled meetings with elected officials, including Senate Presi-
dent Joe Negron (R-District 25). “They didn’t have time to see us, but he finagled it,” she said. ITID Engineer Jay Foy said that whenever Dunkley talked to him, he felt in his heart that they were friends. “I think you can tell from the diversity of what you have heard how intelligent this man was,” Foy said. In Dunkley’s memory, an avocado and Barbados cherry tree were planted in the Community Garden. The plaque was created by former ITID Supervisor Mike Erickson, owner of Canvas Designers.
it with Town Attorney Michael Cirullo and it met legal sufficiency. DeMarois was also concerned that the contract indicated that Underwood would be treated as an employee, although he was still a contract worker. He and Maniglia both asked about the council being unable to interfere with town employees other than through the manager. Underwood said the manager has sole supervision of employees, and council members with problems with an employee should make their complaint to him. “You don’t get involved with daily personnel operations,” Underwood said. “You set the policy.”
DeMarois and Maniglia also questioned the two-year extension to the contract, and Underwood reiterated that the purpose was to provide a smooth transition. “After I’m gone, the idea was to protect the town and the residents,” Underwood said. DeMarois also questioned a provision that when Underwood is working on complaints from the Palm Beach County Office of the Inspector General, he would bill the town separately for that because of the number of OIG complaints filed. “It means that if the OIG has an inquiry, because we have a propensity to have people filing OIG
complaints, anytime me or my staff work on that complaint, I will be billing the town separately,” Underwood said. “The town can then, in turn, bill the OIG.” Vice Mayor Todd McLendon said that anytime the OIG comes looking for documents, they should be billed, and Horowitz said that was legal under state statutes, although he was not sure that the OIG could be legally compelled to comply in excess of what public records law provides. DeMarois also questioned the cost to the town of Underwood having six weeks off, and Underwood explained that he does not draw a salary, because he has hired
employees that the town does not pay for. The rate of the contract was the same as the previous year, at $41,311 a month. After asking several more questions, DeMarois said he did not plan to vote for the contract. “Before going any further, I just want to state for the record that after reviewing this… I won’t be supporting it,” DeMarois said. Maniglia said she favored a one-year contract with a 60-day termination clause and putting out a request for proposals for new management. “First, we have to fix our RFP, so I am all for getting an evaluation of this town, somebody from
outside,” she said, adding that she also did not like Underwood Management Services Group selecting an assistant manager as a possible future manager. Browning said the selection of a future manager would be in the hands of the council, and it could choose someone else. Maniglia added that she opposed the contract because animosity from town staff had been directed at her, as well as other residents of the town. After further discussion, McLendon made a motion to approve the two-year contract extension, which carried 3-2 with DeMarois and Maniglia opposed.
“I have a gigantic problem with the sheriff’s contract,” she said. “The fact that they doubled our rate when we couldn’t take care of our roads. It is our fault at the end of the day, but I see them at the Publix, and I’m hearing people chronically getting robbed.” McLendon pointed out that hiring a Florida Highway Patrol officer for private duty is $51 an hour, where a PBSO deputy is $71.03. “That’s a significant amount more,” he said. Mayor Dave Browning agreed. “No one felt more ripped than I did when they doubled the contract last year, but we’ve got to look at the alternative,” Browning said. “Are we ready to put together our own police department and buy the cars and put the deputies out there? When I sat down with them, that was the alternative.” He added that there is a reason more and more municipalities are doing away with their own police
departments and going with the PBSO. “We can say we’re not going to give you the 2 percent increase this year,” Browning said. “Next year, I don’t know what we’ll get, and we have to be prepared. Are we going to replace them? Will we get a qualified deputy who’s not a reject from every other department? The sheriff uses top-quality people.” Maniglia said she felt the council does not know what its alternatives are, and McLendon wondered what the town’s legal requirements are for an adequate police force. Town Attorney Michael Cirullo said that if the town does not meet legal sufficiency for a police force, it could be open to a lawsuit. McLendon noted that the town met legal sufficiency before the PBSO doubled the contract. “Why do we need a guy here full-time?” he asked. “Why did we need to double that? I think
we have way more than we legally need.” Maniglia said the council needs more time to look at the contract. “I just think we need to evaluate the situation with the sheriff,” she said. “I am absolutely not for this increase.” DeMarois felt that the town was not ready to start its own police force. “I know what it takes to train police officers,” DeMarois said. “I know all the standards required, and believe me, we can’t afford to go private.” DeMarois added that in the event of a bad accident or a shooting, the PBSO has backup to fully address the situation. “You get the whole package,” he said. “You’re not just getting the four or five guys who are here.” Councilwoman Joyce Batcheler also opposed the contract increase.
“We can negotiate our way out of it, particularly since Todd found an error where they didn’t get the notification to us in time,” Batcheler said. “On the other hand, we’re in a bad place concerning that. I don’t think we could put in our own police force for under a million dollars.” Maniglia said she felt the town needs to pick apart the contract and renegotiate, while McLendon said he felt the town did not need to pay a premium price for a premium service.
DeMarois reminded council members that the PBSO has three or four vehicles dedicated to the town, and McLendon said that was his point. “I don’t think we need that,” he said. Browning noted that Town Manager Bill Underwood had been able to negotiate the contract down by almost $100,000 last year when the PBSO proposed a large increase. A motion to approve the contract without the 2 percent raise carried 5-0.
South Florida Fair To Turn Super With 2019 Theme
From children to adults, many have used their imaginations to dream of possessing extraordinary or superhuman powers. That’s the stuff of superheroes, and honoring them is what South Florida Fair organizers have chosen as the 2019 fair theme. Next year’s fair will kick off with its ride-a-thon at 5 p.m. on Jan. 17, 2019 and the full fair will be held from Jan. 18 through Feb. 3. Fair organizers will be honoring superheroes of all forms — from everyday heroes to the superheroes of the silver screen. Throughout
the 17 days of the fair, guests can expect to see appearances by their favorite Marvel and DC heroes. Local superheroes also will be recognized. That’s not all that will be super, according to Vicki Chouris, the fair’s vice president. “Guests can expect to take advantage of super savings with advance tickets and the continuation of our $2 Tuesdays, super concerts, super unique foods, super rides and much more,” Chouris said. Daily parades, which were featured as part of last year’s “Magi-
cal Parades” theme, will continue due to their popularity. They will be called “Not All Superheroes Wear Capes.” Fair organizers will be calling for nominations in different categories in the community, and those selected will get to enjoy the excitement of riding on a float and tossing out beads to guests. More superhero details will be revealed closer the fair’s start. The fair will continue to host an award-winning agriculture and livestock program featuring more than 1,000 exhibitors from more than 30 Florida counties, four
stages of music and entertainment, the historic Yesteryear Village, and more than 200 rides, games and attractions. Fairgoers also can expect to tempt their taste buds with the best in fried foods and other tasty, exotic treats. The South Florida Fair is produced by the South Florida Fair/ Palm Beach County Expositions Inc., a nonprofit organization. The South Florida Fairgrounds are located at 9067 Southern Blvd. For more info., call (561) 7930333 or visit www.southfloridafair. com.
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Jordano Supports Inspector General
As a concerned citizen and candidate for the Indian Trail Improvement District’s Seat 3, I was recently asked about my view on the issue of the Palm Beach County Inspector General. My answer is that I am 100 percent in favor of the inspector general and the Indian Trail Improvement District signing on. I have been in favor of having
the inspector general since Jess Santamaria first introduced the idea. One of my campaign promises is to help run the district as a business and be a watchdog of our tax dollars. We need to ensure that our tax dollars are being spent wisely. There is nothing wrong with having an independent agency reviewing contracts to insure against fraud, waste and abuse. If anyone has any questions, please contact me at (561) 307-2622. Keith Jordano The Acreage
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VILLAGE OF WELLINGTON HOLDS BACK-TO-SCHOOL COMMUNITY BLOCK PARTY The Village of Wellington hosted its Back-to-School Community Block Party on Saturday, July 28 at the Wellington Community Center. There was free food, face painting, a climbing wall, music and games. The event was hosted by Wellington’s Community Services Department. More than 400 backpacks filled with school supplies were given away thanks to community partners, and Back to Basics gave away 300 pairs of shoes and socks and 250 sets of uniforms. The event was made possible through partnerships with the Christopher Aguirre Memorial Foundation, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital at Memorial, the Wellington Community Foundation, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue, Art Cellar, KLX Aerospace Solutions, Rockwell Collins, Walgreens, Back to Basics, the Wellington Chamber of Commerce, the Wellington Rotary Club, Friedland & Associates, the Palm Beach County Library System, Trader Joe’s, Wellington InterFaith, Great American Cookies, Ultima Fitness and Wellington Regional Medical Center. PHOTOS BY DENISE FLEISCHMAN/TOWN-CRIER
Ashley Carseni, Roy Gonzalez, Chris Ficarra, Vasile Ciuperger and Jennifer Baker of the PBSO.
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Michele Kulpa, Kelly Dawson, Valentina Morales and Jessi Dwyer of Trader Joe’s.
Kids have fun at the face and arm painting table.
Wellington Councilman John McGovern, Councilman Michael Napoleone, Tom Wenham of the Wellington Community Foundation, Kelle Enriquez from Back to Basics, Mayor Anne Gerwig, Councilwoman Tanya Siskind and Roseann Aguirre of the Christopher Aguirre Memorial Foundation.
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School District Rolls Out New Student Information System
By Eve Rosen Town-Crier Staff Report The Palm Beach County School District is launching a new communications platform to replace Edline called the Student Information System (SIS) Gateway. A workshop was held Aug. 2 at Palm Beach Central High School in Wellington in order to demonstrate what has changed and the benefits of the new system. SIS Gateway is a new, mobilefriendly platform that took about five years to fully develop. It originally launched during a pilot test in which nine schools were given a two-month period to test the gateway product. During the time that it was tested, the users were able to provide feedback, which helped the developers to make improvement upon the Edline replacement. SIS will affect every public school in Palm Beach County from elementary to high school,
and it offers many improvements over the previous Edline system. Parents and students will get immediate access to schedules, grades, assignments, GPA, graduation requirements and much more. Parents will be able to set up phone notifications if their child’s grade slips below a certain level. For example, if a parent’s grade threshold is set to a B, and their child’s grade drops below that, they will get a notification. Grades will be updated in real time, so as soon as the child’s teacher inputs the grade, parents and students will be able to see it the moment it goes in. “This will keep our teachers more on the ball because they will be held to these expectations to get their student’s grades in on time,” said Darren Edgecomb, the principal at Palm Beach Central High School. Palm Beach Central was one of the nine pilot schools to test
the gateway, which is one of the reasons why the workshop was held there. Using the SIS Gateway requires no extra training for teachers because the most important things that the teachers will need will be right in front of them, including a calendar feature, which will allow for the teachers to upload important dates, such as when the class will have a test. The cost of this program is considered revenue neutral because it has saved Palm Beach County money by replacing the previous platform and also taking in the Gradebook program used by teachers. Funding for the project came from the school district’s capital budget. SIS Gateway went live on Aug. 6, and parents should be receiving a letter in the mail that will explain the SIS Gateway and how to login to get student information.
SIS project sponsor P.J. D’Aoust and PBCHS Principal Darren Edgecomb explain the new system.
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Members Appointed To Reconfigured RPB Education Board
By Dani Salgueiro Town-Crier Staff Report The Royal Palm Beach Village Council appointed six members to the village’s newly reconfigured Education Advisory Board on Thursday, July 19. Councilman Jeff Hmara, who serves as liaison to the Education Advisory Board, was responsible for recommending the six individuals to the council for approval. “We were pleased that for the six positions that we have to fill — the five regular seats and one alternate seat — on the Education Advisory Board, we actually had eight applications,” Hmara said. “Each one of the applicants brings
something of significance and value to our board.” Bill Thallemer, Krystal Clark, Steven Brown, Julie Highsmith and Dwayne St. Hill were recommended by Hmara to fill the regular positions on the board, while Pamela Shetka was recommended to fill the alternate seat. Hmara said that because all the applicants were qualified for the seats, the decision was not easy. Hmara explained the qualifications he considered while deciding on the best applicants to fill the seats on the board. “One of the things I’d like to remind all of us of is that we applied criteria that emphasized [choosing] actual professional
and experienced educators [or] parents who have children in the school system and are involved in groups like the PTO and things of that nature,” Hmara said. “What I did was take a look at each one of the applications and, while looking at the criteria that we have, consider what each one brings. Beyond that, I asked each one of the applicants to meet with me.” Other council members had some questions in regard to Hmara’s choices. “There is one gentleman, Robert Kreitzman, who has extensive knowledge of and is very active in our local area schools and community,” Vice Mayor Selena Smith said. “Why [wasn’t he]
considered over some of the others who have more out-of-state knowledge?” Hmara explained that, through his choices, he picked the applicants who have previously been educators, whether in Florida or in another state. “Those with out-of-state knowledge are professional educators and, again, that was one of the criteria we were trying to focus on, to put together a board that would have the local knowledge of individuals who are currently involved as parents of students — PTO members and folks like that — and [who have been] professional educators,” Hmara explained.
Smith remained unsure about Hmara’s choices. “The criteria that you just went through, as far as PTA involvement, knowledge of the community and having a child in the school system is filled by [Kreitzman], while three of your recommendations never had a child in the school system and currently don’t either,” she said. “I’m using your criteria and saying that there is someone who fits the criteria, but you went with others who don’t have the experience in the area.” Village Manager Ray Liggins clarified the overall criteria for choosing members to the council. “Mr. Kreitzman [currently] does not have a child in [the
school system]. Your two criteria were either experience in the field of education, a member of a parent organization or a parent of a child in the school system. The liaison chose the other six as having better experience,” Liggins said. The motion to approve the recommended applicants was based on the entire slate and not on individual applicants. In the end, the motion passed unanimously. Kreitzman, who was present at the meeting, was not happy with the outcome. “Just so you know, I don’t forget,” he said. The Education Advisory Board’s new members will hold their first meeting on Monday, Aug. 13 at 6 p.m.
FAMILY PICNIC BRINGS RESIDENTS TO ROYAL PALM BEACH COMMONS PARK
On Saturday, July 28, the Village of Royal Palm Beach hosted a family picnic at Royal Palm Beach Commons Park in honor of Parks & Recreation Month. There were various food trucks available, and bounce houses for children to enjoy. The DJ group Digital Vibez provided music for the day. PHOTOS BY ERIN DAVISSON/TOWN-CRIER
Belinda Manuel and Angie Nelson
Irene Watson of the Perfect Party Bounce House company.
Brandon Pendergrass and Nicolas Wishart.
Rochelle Wright and Will Romelus with the group from Digital Vibez.
The Acosta family enjoys an afternoon at the park.
Kids enjoy playing in one of the bounce houses.
The Anderson family visits one of the food trucks.
To move or not to move…That is the question
I love the billboards on the side of the highway that read, “Hey! Are you moving? Call us!”, and then the wonderfully warm and fuzzy names that come along with these priceless advertisements: My Sons Movers, My Four Sons and Mom, and a personal favorite, Hunky College Guys Movers. I don’t need to feel warm and fuzzy about the name of the moving company I choose to go with. I want to be reassured that I will have a delightful moving experience and all of my items will be handled with care. Guess what? These homey names aren’t exactly indicative of a great moving experience to all age groups. I represent a large portion of our population, seniors. Despite popular belief, we do move! Whether it be to warmer climates, or to be closer to family. The moving industry is, unfortunately, another “perp” trap to ensnare my clients into fraud. Money paid upfront, extra money suddenly needed because there seem to be extra boxes conveniently “unaccounted for”. Or how about this rip off: The movers show up with a small truck, and then say you will need a larger truck for the load. Meanwhile, your stuff is on the street. “Don’t worry!” They say, “We’ll get a bigger truck,” but it will cost more. The key is what you do upfront, and here are my suggestions. First, forget the billboard showing a lovable logo or a wholesome family ready
to move you. Start by getting recommendations from a lot of people. Also, try asking around your place of worship. Once you get a few recommendations, vet them and check with the Better Business Bureau. Ask for copies of their insurance and pay a visit to their local office. Does it look like “rent-an-office” scattered with paper? Do you see employees working there? Is the office located in a place where you feel safe, or where you feel the need to be armed before you visit? Keep these things in mind. Secondly, with regards to all that paperwork they want you to sign, don’t sign just yet! Have someone with business sense – and good eyesight – review it all first before you commit to anything. The print is generally so small, that a magnifying glass should be mandatory to bring along. Finally, have them give you a quote upfront based on them going to your place and seeing your stuff. This is the number you are going to pay, and if they insist on half up front, only use a credit card so that if there is a dispute, you can stop payment. Using a moving company can be tricky! So, don’t get carried away by the slogan or the name. Because, the only thing that will be moving is your hard-earned cash. Take my advice for what it is… It’s just AS I SEE IT.
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A Busy Summertime At Bricks Busting Boredom Wellington nonprofit Bricks Busting Boredom, run by 15-yearold Wellington High School sophomore Sarah Clein, had a busy summer collecting Lego bricks and throwing parties for children in local hospitals. Bricks Busting Boredom collects new and used Lego bricks and Lego sets and donates them to children’s hospitals. On July 23, Clein threw a party for the children in the Palm Beach Children’s Hospital. She visited children throughout the hospital delivering and building new Lego sets.
On Aug. 1, Bricks Busting Boredom held its biggest party to date for the families in the Pediatric Oncology Support Group (POST). The children enjoyed building with Lego bricks, eating pizza and making new friends. Each child left the party with a new Lego set of their choice. Bricks Busting Boredom is working to get Lego collection boxes in local schools to help more children in the community. To get a collection box in your school, call Sarah Clein at (954) 682-3816.
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Local Chefs Take Part In Showdown At Atria At The Villages Of Windsor
Chef Brian Wykoff at Atria at the Villages of Windsor recently challenged Leo Espin, executive chef of Don Chepo’s in Wellington, to a cooking competition as part of Atria Senior Living’s annual Chef Showdown. The Chef Showdown is a culinary competition taking place at more than 200 Atria communities across the U.S. and Canada. Wykoff and Espin went head-tohead in a cooking showdown with only one rule: All recipes must include summer’s most highly disputed ingredient, the tomato. The competition was judged by a panel of leaders, including Wellington Mayor Anne Gerwig, Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue EMS Capt. Jeremy Hurd and Alexandra
Seltzer of the Palm Beach Post. The winning chef received a $500 donation to the charity of their choice and a trophy to take home for bragging rights. Both dishes were loved by the panel and residents, but in the end, Wykoff took home the tomato trophy. Atria Senior Living has earned a reputation for culinary experiences that are nutritious, creative and delightful for the residents and families it serves. The company is a leading operator of independent living, assisted living, supportive living and memory care communities with more than 225 locations in 27 states and seven Canadian provinces. For more information, visit www.atriaseniorliving.com.
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Phoebe Cuevas-Molina Earns Florida License
Royal Palm Beach resident Phoebe Cuevas-Molina, a civil design engineer in the civil engineering core business in Erdman Anthony’s West Palm Beach office, has earned her professional engineer license in Florida. Cuevas-Molina graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering and a certificate in environmental engineering from the University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez. She also earned a master of science degree in civil engineering with a specialty in sustainability and green design from the University of Pittsburgh. She is also licensed as a professional engineer in South Carolina. For more than 60 years, Erdman Anthony has provided infrastructure engineering and support services to private industry and
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Educators Nominated For LifeChanger Award
Seventeen educators out of 27,000 staff members in the Palm Beach County School District have been nominated for the 201819 national LifeChanger of the Year award. Sponsored by the National Life Group Foundation, LifeChanger of the Year recognizes and rewards the very best K-12 educators and school district employees across the United States who are making a difference in the lives of students by exemplifying excellence, positive influence and leadership. The following educators from the western communities have been nominated by students, colleagues and parents: New Horizons Elementary School music teacher Nues Sartre; fourthgrade teacher Christine Salehi and
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Local High School Students Complete Prestigious Max Planck Internship
Seoyoung Kwon, 17, has studied about neuroscience in her science classes at the Dreyfoos School of the Arts, but a one-ofa-kind summer internship opportunity allowed her to get up close and personal with what makes the brain work. Kwon is one of seven area high school students who have completed an intensive six-week summer internship program at Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI). The students worked with scientific mentors, gained handson lab experience and even used MPFI’s STED super-resolution microscopy lab. The experience was eye-opening for Kwon. “I never knew there were that many types of neurons — they all look nothing like the textbooks that you see,” she said. MPFI’s summer internship program began June 11 and ended July 20 with students giving presentations on their scientific project. The experience provides a rare chance to gain real-world lab experience outside of a high school setting and get a glimpse of what life would be like as a future science professional. “As an intern, you learn a lot about research and what a career in science will look like,” Kwon said. “It’s really
different from your normal high school labs.” In addition to Kwon, the 2018 MPFI internship class included: Wellington resident Nikita Thomas of Suncoast High School, William Swann of Saint Andrew’s School, Subhash Kantamneni of Suncoast High School, Cameron Pirozzi of the Benjamin School, Eugenia Victoria Gomez of Spanish River High School and Winston Cheung of Atlantic High School. The students were selected from a pool of more than 130 highly qualified applicants who are entering their junior or senior year of high school. In addition to consideration of academic accomplishments, applicants had to submit two essays and provide a minimum of two recommendations from science teachers. This is the eighth year that MPFI has offered the internship program, which offers students a chance to learn about brain structure, function and development, and the advanced imaging techniques and technologies used in neuroscience. Plans are already underway to continue the internship program in 2019. Applications will be accepted Jan. 7 through March 3, 2019. To learn more, visit www. mpfi.org.
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CAMP COLLEGE AT BEREAN CHRISTIAN
As rising high school seniors are spending their summers traveling, visiting family and friends, and resting for the upcoming school year, some seniors at Berean Christian School (shown above) took three days from their summer to attend the second annual Camp College experience. This program, led by Admissions Director Kelly Hoback, offered the opportunity for students to get a head start on filling out college applications, learning about the process, including financial aid and scholarships, and writing at least two college essays. The essays are written by students, proofread by two high school English teachers and revised up to three or four times. The students, teachers and Hoback all agree that it was a very productive three-day event that took some pressure off the students’ senior year. To learn about this program, visit www. bcsbulldogs.org.
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The Palm Beach State College Foundation has been awarded $40,000 for the second year in a row from the Ibis Friends of Veterans Charitable Organization to support student veterans at the college. The donation will be used to-
ward scholarships and book stipends. One student recipient, Joseph Morel, was not only a veteran, but also a first-generation college student when he received an Ibis scholarship award. “The scholarship was a blessing, as I am the first in my family
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to attend college in more than five generations,” said Morel, who is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. “Words will never be able to sum up what a privilege and honor it is to have received the scholarship award.” The donation, which was presented at the Ibis Golf & Country Club, is the latest in a series of gifts by the organization over the past four years bringing its total amount of PBSC giving to $140,000. The donation comes on the heels of the college opening its doors to its new Veterans Success Center on the Lake Worth campus. “The board members of the Ibis Friends of Veterans, the volunteers and the residents support student veterans at Palm Beach State to show our sincere gratitude to the men and women who have put their lives on the line defending our freedoms,” said Chairman Harvey Gingold, who has been a 13-year resident of the Ibis Golf &
Country Club and has served on the Ibis Friends of Veterans board for the past four years. “We hope that they can meet their educational goals and build a better life for themselves and their families.” The $40,000 came from a larger donation of $145,000 collected from the organization’s annual golf tournament and divided among the PBSC Foundation, the Stand Down House, the Wounded Veterans Relief Fund and Paws 4 Liberty. “The college has a reputation of supporting its veterans. However, because of the Ibis Friends of Veterans continued annual support, we have been able to take that support to a new level,” said Matthew Watkins, veteran affairs coordinator at Palm Beach State. “It has not only helped us bring more resources to our veterans, but has helped the college increase veteran student enrollment and support college-wide.”
Kids4Seniors hosted its second Walker/Wheelchair Wash with the kids from the Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club in Wellington and the seniors living at Brookdale Lake Worth. Kids4Seniors is a nonprofit founded by 12-year-old Giavonna Antonucci. She partnered with her after-school program at the Boys & Girls Club and has hosted several intergenerational programs. RecBox LLC and Sunshine Quality Care LLC sponsored the event, providing icepops for the kids and decorations for the wheelchairs and walkers.
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NEWS BRIEFS Second Annual Beacon Of Hope 5K Planned
The Second Annual Beacon of Hope 5k Walk/Run, in memory of Kevin P. Enterlein, is planned for Sunday, Nov. 18. The event will begin at Tiger Shark Cove Park at 7:30 a.m. “Last year’s event was so much fun. It brought friends and family together for a good cause and a good time. My children and I are excited to make it even bigger and better this year,” said Andrea Enterlein, Kevin’s wife. “We had more than 200 participants and raised close to $30,000 for Beacon of Hope.” Kevin P. Enterlein lost his battle with colon cancer in 2016 at age 51. During his time battling the disease, he established Beacon of Hope with the mission of raising funds to provide support for underprivileged families dealing with cancer. The nonprofit is now run by his wife and their two adult children. All proceeds from Beacon of Hope’s 5k will benefit the Cancer
Alliance of Help & Hope Inc., a Palm Beach County not-for-profit organization that eases the burden of qualified local cancer patients by paying their non-medical bills and providing information resources. For more info., call Andrea Enterlein at (561) 603-0835.
Quarter Auction Set For Aug. 16
A quarter auction fundraiser to benefit Loxahatchee Lost & Found Pets will take place on Thursday, Aug. 16 at the Wellington Trace Tavern in the original Wellington Mall (12794 W. Forest Hill Blvd.). Doors open at 6 p.m. The event is sponsored by KB & MM Quarters for Kindness. For more information, visit www.facebook. com/KBandMMQuarterAuction.
RPB To Seek Public Input On Commons Park
The Village of Royal Palm Beach will conduct a public meeting to discuss capital improvements at Royal Palm Beach Com-
mons Park on Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 6 p.m. at the Royal Palm Beach Recreation Center (100 Sweet Bay Lane). The sole purpose of the meeting will be to discuss a $250,000 application for a state grant to help finance construction of children’s playground facilities at the park. For more info., visit www.royalpalmbeach.com.
Palm Beach County schools will be closed on Tuesday, Aug. 28 after the Palm Beach County School Board approved a revision to the school calendar. Tuesday, Aug. 28 is primary election day in Florida, and many schools are used as polling places. The school board proposed the change following discussions with Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher. Students will not have classes on Aug. 28, but the day will be a Professional Development Day for teachers and a regular work day for all other district employees. For more information, visit www. palmbeachschools.org.
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KCF Family Social Aug. 11
The Kids Cancer Foundation will host a Summer Family Social at the Mall at Wellington Green on Saturday, Aug. 11 from 4 to 6 p.m. on the first floor of the mall near Nordstrom. There will be food, drinks and a special activity provided by Art Cellar. Every child will leave with a new lunchbox
‘Snow Queen’ Auditions Aug. 25
Wellington Ballet Theatre will hold auditions for the winter ballet The Snow Queen on Saturday, Aug. 25 at Dance Arts Conservatory. Audition times are as follows: ages 5 to 8, 5 to 5:30 p.m.; ages 8 to 11, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; and ages 11 and up at 6:30 p.m. The audition fee is $10 cash. For more info., call (561) 296-1880 or e-mail info@ wellingtonballettheatre.org.
Tiger Shark Cove To Close For Maintenance
Wellington’s Tiger Shark Cove Playground, located at 13800 Greenbriar Blvd., will be closed from Tuesday, Sept. 4 through Friday, Sept. 14 for maintenance. The playground will re-open on Saturday, Sept. 15. For more info., visit www.wellingtonfl.gov.
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PALMS WEST HOSPITAL HOLDS MEET-AND-GREET WITH CEO JOSH DETILLIO
Palms West Hospital hosted a meet-and-greet to introduce new Chief Executive Officer Josh DeTillio on Tuesday, July 31. Along with meeting and welcoming DeTillio, guests also had the chance to tour the hospital’s new and renovated state-of-the-art cath lab. Learn more at www.palmswesthospital.com. PHOTOS BY DANI SALGUEIRO/TOWN-CRIER
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Margo Tomasik, Brianna Linden, Karl Leopold and Lola Carillo.
Robyn Yarsley, Caren Bock, Kathryn Walton and Kim Guilligan.
Larry Kemp, Royal Palm Beach Vice Mayor Selena Smith, Dwayne Smith, Wellington Rotary Club President Tom Carreras and Dr. Debi Yohn.
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ARTIST’S RECEPTION CELEBRATES BUU TRUONG EXHIBIT AT WHOLE FOODS
The Wellington Art Society held an artist reception featuring the solo artwork of member Buu Truong on Friday, Aug. 3 at the Whole Foods Market Gallery. Truong’s primary interest is in figurative art, but her journey began with abstract and landscapes. Truong’s exhibit will be on display through September. Visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org to learn more. PHOTOS BY DENISE FLEISCHMAN/TOWN-CRIER
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ROYAL PALM CAMPERS AND SENIORS GATHER TOGETHER FOR A DAY OF FUN
Royal Palm Beach Parks & Recreation Department summer campers and the Royal Palm Beach Senior Activities Group came together for a pizza and bingo party on Friday, July 20 at the Royal Palm Beach Recreation Center. After pizza and bingo, the campers put on a talent show for the seniors. PHOTOS BY DENISE FLEISCHMAN/TOWN-CRIER
Dominic Berrios, Trayvon Rich, Ezekiel Encarnacion and Summer Simmons.
Danielle Cohen sings “1000 Years.”
Trayvon Rich plays the table drum.
Kids enjoy goodie bags.
Joy Martin, Catherine Amico, Melrose King and Avril Riley.
Lou, Donna and Ann Recchio.
Sofia Valdez-Ortiz plays the saxophone.
Cammy, Barry, Phyllis, Abby and Noah Katz.
NUVISTA LIVING RESIDENTS ENJOY FLOWERS FROM WELLINGTON FLORIST
Wellington Florist stopped by NuVista Living at Wellington Green on Monday, July 23 and Tuesday, July 24 to deliver special flower bouquets to residents in the assisted living program and patients in the rehabilitation program. Each received their own flower arrangement containing specialized messages for the recipients. PHOTOS BY DANI SALGUEIRO/TOWN-CRIER
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Break Free From Your Controlling Husband You sometimes question “how can I be so unhappy when I’m married to such a charming and successful husband?”
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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.
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Your Wellness Matters Free Wellness Series from Wellington Regional Medical Center Join us for one of these upcoming events! Tuesday • August 7 • 1 pm - 3 pm “Stroke: Managing Risks & Understanding Symptoms” Featured Speaker: Alice Cruikshank, MSN, SNRN, Stroke Coordinator Brookdale Lake Worth 3927 Hadjes Drive Lake Worth, FL 33467
Thursday • August 16 • 11:30 am - 1 pm “Solutions to Hip Pain: Getting You Back to Your Best” Featured Speaker: Gavin Hart, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon Wellington Community Center 12150 Forest Hill Boulevard Wellington, FL 33414
Thursday • August 16 • 2 pm - 3 pm “Latest Advancements and Treatments for Foot and Ankle Pain” Featured Speaker: Harvey E. Montijo, MD, Orthopedic Surgery Royal Palm Beach Branch Library 500 Civic Center Way Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
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Monday • August 20 • 12 pm - 1 pm “Early Recognition of a Heart Attack” Featured Speaker: Andrew Krasner, MD, Cardiology Wellington Regional Medical Center Community Room 10101 Forest Hill Boulevard Wellington, FL 33414
Wednesday • August 22 • 8 am - 10am Free Screening: Lipid Panel & Blood Pressure Bloodwork includes: Glucose, Cholesterol, LDL, HDL, Triglycerides Wellington Physicians Urgent Care 13421 South Shore Blvd Suite 101 Wellington, FL 33414
Monday • September 24 • 2 pm - 3 pm “Heartburn Relief: Expert Answers and Solutions” Featured Speaker: Naveen Reddy, MD, Gastroenterology Lantana Branch Library 4020 Lantana Road Lantana, FL 33462
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Enhancing primary care services in Wellington. Cleveland Clinic Florida is close to home for residents in Wellington and surrounding communities. The Wellington location is conveniently located in the Village Green Center. The Wellington location is staffed with physicians in primary care, Frank Eidelman, MD as well as providers specializing in cardiology. Gastroenterology services will be available this August. As life changes, so does the healthcare needs of yourself and your loved ones. Consider choosing a primary care physician who can be your partner in health and wellness. Your primary care provider diagnoses and treats your health issues and serves as your healthcare advocate and navigator.
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ROYAL PALM ICE CREAM CELEBRATES FIRST ANNIVERSARY WITH BIG PARTY
Royal Palm Ice Cream celebrated its one-year anniversary by giving away a free scoop of ice cream for two hours and then free pizza and cake on Sunday, July 22. Ice cream was half price for the afternoon. Kids could get their faces painted for free. Owner David McCarty said it was a way to give back to the community. The store is located on Okeechobee Blvd. For more information, visit www. royalpalmicecream.com. PHOTOS BY DENISE FLEISCHMAN/TOWN-CRIER
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NEIL S. HIRSCH FAMILY BOYS & GIRLS CLUB MEMBERS ENJOY SUMMER BASH The Neil S. Hirsh Family Boys & Girls Club of Wellington hosted its Summer Bash on Friday, July 27. Club members enjoyed inflatable water slides, a video game truck, food and other activities throughout the day. PHOTOS BY DANI SALGUEIRO/TOWN-CRIER
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Given My Doctors Growing Up, It’s Amazing That I’m Still Alive On the way home from his Wisconsin doctor’s office, my Uncle Jack said he didn’t feel so good. My aunt told him he didn’t look so good either and suggested he stop driving. While she dialed 911, my uncle died of a blood clot. The doctor called my aunt later that day to apologize for not giving him a blood thinner. Thanks. Yet that’s Wisconsin — an absolutely gorgeous state with rolling hills, crystal blue lakes, air pungent with the smell of pine and doctors who graduated solidly at the bottom of their class. I hope to goodness no one who went up for the funeral felt ill while they were there.
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The Sonic BOOMER Florida has a lot of doctors. Not enough to have your appointment happen on time, but a lot. And they’re good ones. When I moved to Florida, I got everything my Wisconsin doctors had fixed re-done “for real” this time. Here are a few fun examples:
• When I was 10, people who were not optometrists came around to the schools looking for students with lousy vision. They selected me to go to someone posing as a real optometrist, and that person gave me the wrong prescription for glasses. I had headaches for the next year or so — and probably damaged my vision still further — until I refused to wear them anymore. Years later, a Florida optometrist gave me the correct prescription. • When I was 11, I was stung by two wasps and, being allergic, immediately went into shock. My family doctor took me out of school for a year and sent me to the hospital for rheumatic fever. My
Florida doctor said it had been a rheumatoid reaction to the wasps and that I’d never experienced rheumatic fever. Or sixth grade. • When I was 17, I had braces put on my teeth for four years. When I moved to Florida, it took a trained orthodontist three years to correct the damage. • When I was 20, I stepped on a broken bottle hidden in the sand at the bottom of a Wisconsin lake. The cut was deep, and the lifeguard had to carry me to safety, like in the movies. (Since he was in his 20s, you’d think this would’ve been exciting, but he was not that strong, and I was feeling dizzy. We were both mostly waiting for him to drop me. Plus, he tried to cheer
me up by telling me, “You’re the fourth person today to get cut on that bottle.”) I was taken to a teaching hospital, where the “doctors” sewed me up. My own physician, Dr. Quack, checked the wound later and, when I told him it still hurt, told me to quit being a baby and walk on it. I quit being a baby and walked on it for the next 10 years until a one-inch glass shard worked its way up and came out the top, where my Florida doctor finally took it out. Keep in mind, these are only my own personal tales of medical woe. Throughout the graveyards dotting the rolling hills of Wisconsin, I’m sure there are many more.
‘The Spy Who Dumped Me’ Is A Silly Movie, But Quite Hilarious
I went to The Spy Who Dumped Me with more than a bit of skepticism. Last week, we saw the excellent Mission Impossible: Fallout film, and I doubted I would get much out of this spoof. To my surprise, it was pretty good. It will never be nominated for any awards; it is the kind of film many critics despise and audiences love. In some ways, it is the anti-Mission Impossible film. In the big movie, the heroes can do anything. Tom Cruise, who has never piloted a helicopter, manages a dogfight with another one; his people can take down systems that are “impossible” to defeat. In this film, our leads try to hijack a car and can only go a few feet down a road because neither can drive a stick shift. Audrey (Mila Kunis) is celebrating her 30th birthday with best friend Morgan (Kate McKinnon) by burning the belongings of former boyfriend Drew (Justin
‘I’ On CULTURE By Leonard Wechsler Theroux), who ended the relationship with a text message. He is the spy, and he disappears in Lithuania. In the meantime, Audrey is grabbed off the street by spies Duffer (Hassan Minhaj) and Sebastian (Sam Heughan) and grilled about the relationship. Afterward, Drew bursts into Audrey’s apartment, is shot to death, and tells her as he dies to bring an old trophy of his to Vienna. Morgan points out that the girls have never been to Europe, and if it’s dangerous, “would you rather die
never having been to Europe or see it before you die.” At that point, the film goes into chase mode with the two girls constantly saving themselves through incredible luck. Sebastian and his CIA friends chase them, as do many bad guys. Among them is insane hit-woman Nadedja (Ivanna Sakhno), who really sets off a couple of hilarious scenes. Along the way, there are a whole lot of twists and turns. Kunis is a charming lead, and she handles what is essentially the straight woman role really nicely. She is charmingly inept and basically sweet, but she displays a wonderful strength underneath even when she’s at her weakest. Heughan is good as the real male lead. He fits the James Bond model of being good-looking and expert at spycraft. Added to a British (actually Scottish) accent, he is the ideal leading man in a film like this.
Minhaj is good as the priggish CIA man, and Sakhno is really memorable in her role as someone both absolutely adorable and eerily vicious. However, this is Kate McKinnon’s film. She steals most of the scenes she is in and is completely hilarious, almost always doing the wrong thing that somehow works out right. Time after time, she messes up, always defends her crazy actions, and somehow manages to survive. She gives the funniest performance I have seen all year. Susanna Fogel, the director and co-author, has done a good job, creating a charming movie that beautifully spoofs the spy hero genre. There are times the plot drags, particularly since it is more or less a one-note notion: moving a key “thing” while everyone else on all sides is chasing it. Fogel adds a bit of commentary by having the news media getting things
wrong, while minor characters make the typically inane comments we have come to expect about the action. Rotten Tomatoes notes that only a bit more than a third of the critics liked the film while four out of five viewers liked it. In other words, there is no morally redeeming point to it, but it is funny. A few of the scenes are outright hilarious. It is a story of female bonding and empowerment, and the women work well together as a team. Their friendship seems incredibly solid as the two go through the insanity that is the main plot of the film. I enjoyed the film, and my wife enjoyed it even more. Several of the women walking out of the theater with us spoke very highly of the movie. The two actresses should be paired up again; they work well together. It’s a slight bit of fun, but this is the time of the year when we can be grateful for anything good.
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Broadway Stars Kids To Perform ‘Legally Blonde’ At WHS Aug. 11-12
The Broadway Stars Main Stage Players will present Legally Blonde, the Musical on Saturday, Aug. 11 at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 12 at 2 p.m. in the Wellington High School auditorium on Greenview Shores Blvd. Based on the award-winning Broadway musical and the smash hit motion picture, Legally Blonde, the Musical is a fabulously fun journey of self-empowerment and expanding horizons. The show’s instantly recognizable songs are filled with humor, wit and sass. Legally Blonde follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams.
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continued from page 1 it’s an overall different demographic, but I still expect students to have high academic achievement, for parents to be involved and for teachers to provide high quality education to all students. I’m truly just here to be a servant to the school, and my passion is to help students thrive and to make
Indian Trail Activation
continued from page 1 cover the cost of an engineering study, attorney fees and the actual creation of a unit of development. McKinlay said she and her staff were there to clarify the role of county services, and to stress that law enforcement and fire protection would be provided to the area no matter what the road conditions are. “We also want to help mediate this situation because what some of the homeowners in Santa Rosa Groves are dealing with is dangerous and not acceptable,” McKinlay said. “I hope that you can figure something out.” ITID Manager Rob Robinson presented a preliminary study that his staff had done of Santa Rosa Groves’ needs and costs, which Argue pointed out may be partially covered through grant money. “During this year’s heavy spring events, Santa Rosa Groves was severely impacted by high water on roadways and on residents’ properties,” Robinson said. “Some property owners reached out to ITID to determine if there is anything that the district can do to alleviate flooding in the area.” Robinson said the assessment focused on what could be done to improve existing conditions and not re-engineering the site, which may be needed for complete compliance with district standards for water discharge and water quality requirements. He said the main focus of the study was on Carol Street, putting 8 inches of fill on the road and installing culverts at several crossings. Drainage would be directed to a canal on 60th Street North.
When Elle’s boyfriend, Warner, dumps her and heads to Harvard, claiming she’s not “serious” enough, Elle takes matters into her own hands, crafting a showy song-and-dance personal essay and charming her way into law school. Legally Blonde tickets are available online for pre-purchase at https://broadway-stars.ticketleap. com for $22 (a Ticket Leap service charge will be applied to all online purchases) or can be purchased for $25 at the door. Upcoming shows include High School Musical performed by the Black Box Players at the Dance Arts Conservatory Center for the Performing Arts at 11120 South
Crown Way, Suite 3, in Wellington on Sept. 1 and Sept. 2. Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 if purchased at the door. Seating is first-come, first-served. Call the box office at (561) 296-1880 to purchase tickets. Rock the Ballet will be performed by the Wellington Ballet Theatre Dance Company at the Wellington High School auditorium on Sept. 22 and Sept. 23. Tickets are $10 for preferred seating, or free/donation seating. Pre-sale tickets are on sale at https://wbt. ticketleap.com. Auditions for Willy Wonka will be on Aug. 18. All roles are open for kindergarten through 12th grade and adults. Wellington Ballet
Theatre will be holding auditions for its full-length winter ballet The Snow Queen on Aug. 25. All auditions are held at the Dance Arts Conservatory. Call (561) 306-0785 to register to audition, e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. A $10 fee will be charged to attend all auditions. Broadway Stars is a teaching program with an old-school vibe and a serious commitment to teaching musical theater properly under the direction of industry professionals, providing outstanding performance opportunities and enriching arts experiences for the student and adult performers. For more information, visit www.danceartsconservatory.com.
sure I’m here for parents and staff members.” Along with supporting parents, teachers and students, Edgecomb will go into her first year as principal of Golden Grove prioritizing school safety. “Safety is absolutely the number-one priority. We have already been looking at the perimeters and entry points of Golden Grove,” she said. “I have looked at the safety measures that have been put in place already and those things we still need to make safer. I have been working with our school board members on those
issues. We have to make sure that safety is the first priority now, in light of the tragic events that have occurred in our state and in our country.” Edgecomb is excited to step into the legacy left by Miller. “Dr. Miller and I became principals at the same time, and we both started out in the Glades,” she said. “There are a lot of good systems already in place at Golden Grove, and I think one of the more rewarding parts about coming back for me was the warm welcome from parents and staff members. I feel that we are going to continue
Dr. Miller’s work and elevate it in order to make sure no child falls in between the cracks and that everyone is meeting their academic potential.” Edgecomb looks forward to continuing her career as an administrator and principal. For her, education is truly a cherished family affair. Her husband is Palm
The other streets in the unit would have vegetation removed, culverts installed and 6 inches of fill placed on the roads. Robinson added that the area has one discharge site currently permitted by the SFWMD, where two 8-inch water pumps would be installed within a fenced and gated compound with a shelter, at a total cost of $874,720. For bond financing over 10 years, he estimated a cost of $223 per acre per year for a million-dollar loan based on a 5 percent interest rate. The total maintenance assessment after renovation he estimated at $212.12 per acre per year, not including a park and recreation tax. “This is preliminary,” Robinson said. “This would be for us to come in there every three weeks once everything is developed, grade the roads, make sure the canals are flowing, and any improvements that have to be done, we’ll do them. This is a base formula that we use for all the other assessments that we do currently in the district.” ITID Engineer Jay Foy said he was concerned about allowable discharge, which is 1 inch per day. “If you get a 10-inch storm, it takes 10 days to clear that if you don’t have storage,” Foy said. “The storage is currently in the ditches and on the lots. If the people want storage, there is an additional cost for buying land and making it into a lake or impoundment area, but that would all be part of the engineering study.” Santa Rosa Groves resident Eric Mitchell gave an update to the residents on how they got to where they are today. Mitchell explained that the Cypress Groves neighborhood surrounding three sides of Santa Rosa Groves has control over Santa Rosa’s discharge units and is also affected.
He said that Santa Rosa Groves was originally a citrus grove that was purchased and planted in the 1970s. In the development plan that was submitted to the state, the property was supposed to be transferred to a homeowners’ association, but that never happened until just recently, 40 years later. “Because of that, the homeowners’ association not being active for the last 40 years, there were no dues collected as what the original design was. Therefore, there was no reserves to take care of the infrastructure inside of Santa Rosa Groves,” Mitchell said. “We need the funding and money to get to where we need to be for fire safety, infrastructure, police and those types of things. With the flood that just happened earlier this year, we had some roads washed out.” Mitchell said that the swales and canals that are supposed to drain Santa Rosa Groves have been removed or filled with growth that impedes drainage. A pump that discharges stormwater at the single point was stolen years ago, and the structure that once housed it is so deteriorated that it cannot be restored. Mitchell added that there are no control structures, and during rain events, when the water rises in Cypress Groves, it flows freely into Santa Rosa Groves. One resident noted that there are nine homes built in Santa Rosa Groves, and several active nurseries, for a total of 18 to 20 developed properties out of 98 lots. Argue asked for a show of hands among property owners who favored activating with ITID, and 19 responded favorably with none objecting. The board agreed to begin discussion of the activation of Santa Rosa Groves at ITID’s next regular meeting on Aug. 22.
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continued from page 1 that the attorney feels should be brought forward to code enforcement officers, even human trafficking. “We are blessed in Wellington that we have not run into these human trafficking issues, but in larger cities, there is a problem,” Drake said. “And code enforcement officers are in a position to see what is happening and do something about it.” Human trafficking victims often arrive at a location of their own free will, but end up being exploited and held as prisoners. “They are told by keepers not to trust the police, that the police will arrest them and send them back, and they’re generally here because they’re trying to help their families back home,” Drake said. Code enforcement officers are government officials but are not police officers. “Code enforcement officers are uniformed, but don’t have the mistrust these victims associate with police officers,” Drake explained. “They are in the facility looking at other things, so this gives them a heads-up on things to look for —
New Polo Park Principal
continued from page 3 said. “It’s an amazing school and has a great track record, and our goal is to become the number one traditional middle school in all of Palm Beach County.” Aronson is very proud that the graduation rate has risen for Palm Beach County public schools, and he said that it is what he is most proud of. He believes that his job as principal at Polo Park is to pre-
The cast of Legally Blonde rehearse with Director Jaycie Cohen and Musical Director Andrew Gilbert. Beach Central High School Principal Darren Edgecomb. “My husband and I are going into our 30th year of marriage,” she said. “We are very transparent with each other and support one another’s initiatives at our separate schools. We constantly bounce ideas off each other; it’s what we do and who we are.”
In fact, the family tradition will continue. “Both of our daughters are also going to be working in education, as our oldest is a teacher and our youngest is in school studying to be a guidance counselor,” Edgecomb said. “At the end of the day, for us, it’s all about improving overall child achievement.”
and code enforcement violations allow them find ways to help get the victims out of these situations.” Human trafficking is just one area that code enforcement officers end up as the eyes and ears, on the lookout for people in need. “In the code enforcement world, there are a lot of things that we are exposed to and that we can help with,” Drake said. “The courses teach us what to look for.” She described additional challenges in encounters with “sovereign citizens,” who she described as “individuals who don’t believe the government has any jurisdiction over them.” Drake said that sometimes such individuals can be dangerous to their neighbors or to government people who come into contact with them. In today’s era, code enforcement is more politely referred to as code compliance. Drake said that code officials are largely invisible unless there is a problem. “People only think of code compliance when they’re told their roof has to be cleaned or they need to put their trash can away,” Drake said. “Residents generally find that whether they’re filing a complaint, or they have been cited for a violation, that the code enforcement people are not here to be punitive.” The goal is to make sure that the rules are followed.
“They are there to gain compliance, so we can all live together, so residents have well-maintained properties, and property values remain their maximum,” Drake said. “When people move to Wellington, they don’t really think about all of the reasons why they liked Wellington until you ask them to think about it.” A strong code enforcement department is one reason property values remain high in Wellington, she said. “A Wellington resident may receive a letter that says they have to clean their driveway, and they’ll call up and say they’ve never lived any place before where they told them to clean the driveway,” Drake said. She asks them, “When you looked into the Village of Wellington and wanted to move here, what attracted you?” They often answer, “The schools, family atmosphere, the low crime rate and the pretty neighborhoods.” Keeping those neighborhoods pretty is the job of Drake and the rest of the code compliance staff. “We keep property values up by encouraging compliance to code to promote well-maintained properties and neighborhoods that look pretty and are a pleasant environment where everyone can live,” she said.
pare the children for high school and to ensure that they have what they need in order to successfully graduate. “I think the greatest accomplishment and what gives me the most pride is the way that we have raised the graduation rate of public schools,” he said. “To take over a school that has a graduation rate of 82 percent and raise it… and then to come back the following year and raise it to over 94 percent, is the thing that I take the most pride in.” Aronson is dedicated to his students and wants to ensure that each one is prepared for what awaits them, not only in high school but
also in the real world. “Every student has their niche, and if you dig and find the time to sit with them — I did a lot of that — you would be surprised, that showing the students that someone cares about whether they graduate or not makes a big impact,” Aronson said. Aronson said that he does not feel like there are things that need to be changed immediately at Polo Park. He is proud to be the new principal there and thanks Clark for all the good she had done for the school over her six-year tenure so that he was able to walk into such a fantastic position.
COMMUNITY CALENDAR Saturday, Aug. 11 • Jurassic Quest: Out of Extinction will be at the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center on Saturday, Aug. 11 and Sunday, Aug 12. The expanded event has added many new dinosaurs, rides and activities. Visit www.jurassicquest.com/westpalmbeach for more info. • The Florida Gun & Knife Show will be held Saturday, Aug. 11 and Sunday, Aug. 12 at the South Florida Fairgrounds. Enjoy an assortment of new and pre-owned pistols, rifles and knives for sale. For more info., visit www.flgunshows.com. • The Loxahatchee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association will hold a Clip & Walk on Saturday, Aug. 11 at 6:30 a.m. at the J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area. Call Paul Cummings at (561) 596-4423 for more info. • The Okeeheelee Nature Center (7715 Forest Hill Blvd.) will host Geology 101 for families and ages 8 and up on Saturday, Aug. 11 at 10:30 a.m. Learn about the basics of geology and what Florida has to offer in the world of rocks. Participants will be able to choose and crack open their own geodes and take them home. Call (561) 233-1400 or visit the nature center to RSVP. • The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host Teen AnimeFest for ages 12 to 17 on Saturday, Aug. 11 at 2:30 p.m. Do you love anime, manga and cosplay? Dress up as your favorite character, watch anime shows and challenge your friends to trivia. Refreshments will be provided. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register. • The Palm Beach Zoo will host a Food Truck Safari on Saturday, Aug. 11 from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Enjoy the whole zoo while you enjoy great eats from some of Palm Beach County’s best gourmet food trucks. There will be live music, a cash bar and a local brewery tap-takeover. Visit www.palmbeachzoo.org/ food-truck-safari-2018 for more info. • The Outsiders Drill Team will hold a bingo fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 11 from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Pirate’s Well restaurant (12041 Southern Blvd.). Proceeds from the event will go to the Outsiders Drill Team to help support their trip to the state competition with the Sunshine State Mounted Drill Team Association. For additional information,
e-mail Becky O’Connor at kileymommy@ gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/the outsidersdrillteam. • Congregation L’Dor Va’Dor (Boynton Trail Center, 9804 S. Military Trail, Suite E-4, Second Floor, Boynton Beach) will host a forum for candidates sponsored by the L’Dor Va-Dor Social Action Committee on Saturday, Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. Meet the candidates, hear their platforms and ask questions. For more info., call (561) 968-0688. • The Wellington Amphitheater will host a free Billy Joel tribute concert by the Turnstiles band on Saturday, Aug. 11 at 8 p.m. Visit www.wellingtonfl.gov for more info. Sunday, Aug. 12 • Congregation L’Dor Va’Dor (Boynton Trail Center, 9804 S. Military Trail, Suite E-4, Second Floor, Boynton Beach) will host Science, Reason and the Quest for G-D, a film and discussion series, on Sunday, Aug. 12 at 11 a.m. Call (561) 968-0688 for more info. Monday, Aug. 13 • Palm Beach County schools return for the new school year on Monday, Aug. 13. The School District of Palm Beach County has created a back-to-school web site with everything families need to get ready to return to district schools. The back-to-school web site, located at www.palmbeachschools. org/backtoschool, is a one-stop shop with information about the upcoming school year. • Early Voting for the upcoming primary election will be held at select locations countywide from Monday, Aug. 13 through Sunday, Aug. 26. Locations, including the Wellington library, the Acreage library and the South Florida Fairgrounds, will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit www.pbcelections.org for more info. • The Wellington Village Council will hold a Budget Workshop on Monday, Aug. 13 at 3 p.m. at the Wellington Municipal Complex. Visit www.wellingtonfl.gov for more info. • Wellington’s Community Services Department will hold a Walk & Talk in the Folkestone/Yarmouth Communities on Monday, Aug. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. Call Morgan Cintron at (561) 791-4102 for more info. Tuesday, Aug. 14 • The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host Art for Adults for ages
16 and up on Tuesday, Aug. 14; Tuesday, Aug. 21; and Thursday, Aug. 30 at 2 p.m. This series of classes, featuring different techniques and mediums, allows you to explore your artistic interests and build upon your skills. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register. • The Kretzer Piano Music Foundation’s Music for the Mind concert series will present A Summer Soiree with Jill & Rich, the married co-hosts of the Morning Lounge on Legends 100.3 FM, at the Harriet Himmel Theater at CityPlace on Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. For more info. visit www.kretzerpiano. com/KPMF. • The Wellington Village Council will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Wellington Municipal Complex. Visit www. wellingtonfl.gov for more info. Wednesday, Aug. 15 • West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio will provide her insights and perspectives on various issues faced by leaders of local communities along with the challenges and opportunities they present at the League of Women Voters luncheon on Wednesday, Aug. 15 at 11 a.m. at the Atlantis Country Club. Tickets for this luncheon are $35 per person. RSVPs are requested online at www.lwvpbc.org or by calling (561) 9684123. • The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host its Adult Coloring Club for ages 16 and up on Wednesday, Aug. 15 at 6:30 p.m. Color for fun and relaxation with other coloring enthusiasts. Coloring pages and materials will be provided, or bring your own coloring book. Call (561) 681-4100 for more info. • Congregation L’Dor Va’Dor (Boynton Trail Center, 9804 S. Military Trail, Suite E-4, Second Floor, Boynton Beach) will continue its Controversial Issues Series on Wednesday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. For more info., call (561) 968-0688. Thursday, Aug. 16 • The Palm Beach County Division of Senior Services will hold a free six-part series on Powerful Tools for Caregivers on Thursdays, Aug. 16 through Sept. 20 at the Mid-County Senior Center (3680 Lake Worth Road). Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational series designed to provide caregivers with
the information, skills and resources needed to take care of themselves while caring for a family member or friend. For more info., call (561) 357-7135. • Wellington Regional Medical Center will present a Village of Wellington Health & Wellness Seminar on Thursday, Aug. 16 at 11:30 a.m. at the Wellington Community Center (12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd.) featuring orthopedic surgeon Dr. Gavin Hart on “Solutions to Hip Pain: Getting You Back to Your Best.” Call (561) 791-4796 to reserve your spot. • The Central Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce will host an education-themed luncheon on Thursday, Aug. 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the West Palm Beach Marriott (1001 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach) with featured speaker Palm Beach County School Superintendent Dr. Donald Fennoy. The luncheon will address the current state of Palm Beach County schools with upcoming initiatives for the new school year. Tables are $650, and individual tickets are $50. For more information, visit www. cpbchamber.com or call at (561) 790-6200. • The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host English Exchange on Thursdays, Aug. 16, 23 and 30 at 1:30 p.m. Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. Call (561) 681-4100 to pre-register. • Wellington Regional Medical Center will present orthopedic surgeon Dr. Harvey E. Montijo on Thursday, Aug. 16 at 2 p.m. at the Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) on the “Latest Advancements and Treatments for Foot and Ankle Pain.” A complimentary first aid kit will be provided to all attendees. Call (561) 790-6030 for more info. • The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host Back-To-School Blues for ages 8 and up on Thursday, Aug. 16 at 4 p.m. Get back into the “school groove” as you make your own duct tape pencil holder, bookmark and other fun items. Materials will be provided. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register. • The Wellington Amphitheater will host a free blues/soul concert by NattyBōs, along
with a food truck invasion, on Thursday, Aug. 16 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Visit www.wellingtonfl. gov for info. • Clematis by Night in West Palm Beach will host the opening band Mischief and headliner Poor Life Decisions on Thursday, Aug. 16 from 6 to 10 p.m. For more info., visit www.wpb.org/events. Friday, Aug. 17 • The Wellington Amphitheater will host a free screening of the movie Peter Rabbit on Friday, Aug. 17 at 8 p.m. For more info., visit www.wellingtonfl.gov. Saturday, Aug. 18 • The Loxahatchee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association will walk in Okeeheelee Park (7500 Forest Hill Blvd.) on Saturday, Aug. 18 at 7:30 a.m. Call Bruce Brown at (772) 333-1837 for more info. • The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host Tai Chi for adults on Saturday, Aug. 18 and Saturday, Aug. 25 at 9 a.m. Tai Chi is often referred to as “meditation in motion.” Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Call (561) 790-6030 for more info. • The Okeeheelee Nature Center (7715 Forest Hill Blvd.) will host “Junior Naturalist: Birds!” for ages 8 to 14 on Saturday, Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. In this hands-on class just for kids, learn all about birds and what makes them unique. This program will also provide an up-close encounter with some of the raptors that live at the nature center. Call (561) 233-1400 or visit the nature center to RSVP. • The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Dungeons & Dragons for ages 12 and up on Saturday, Aug. 18 and Saturday, Aug. 25 at 2 p.m. Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards and warriors while battling evil monsters. Snacks will be provided. Call (561) 681-4100 for more info. • The Wellington Amphitheater will host a free concert by Brass Evolution on Saturday, Aug. 18 at 8 p.m. Visit www.wellingtonfl.gov for more info. Send calendar items to: The Town-Crier, 12794 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 33, Wellington, FL 33414 or e-mail news@gotowncrier. com.
Community Manager Joins Team At Arden
Community life continues to bloom at Arden, South Florida’s only “agrihood” and among the few places in the country to feature a farm as a central component to community life. The master-planned community in western Palm Beach County recently added John Thompson to serve as community manager. With residents now moved into their new homes and more families visiting each week, he will be responsible for welcoming and supporting all current and prospective homeowners. Thompson brings to Arden extensive experience in community association management, previously serving as general manager of a property owners’ association in Georgia, executive director of an association in South Carolina and general manager of an out-
door resort in Long Key, Fla. He additionally served as vice chair and chairman of the Community Associations Institute’s National Large-Scale Managers Committee and South Carolina’s Legislative Action Committee. He earned his associate’s degree in agriculture and bachelor’s degree in business entrepreneurship from Ferrum College, and a master’s degree in project management from the Citadel. “Arden is by far one of the most exciting new communities being developed in Florida, with new thinking and the best of everything. I’m looking forward to putting down roots here and managing the day-to-day operations,” Thompson said. “With my professional experience and personal interest in agriculture, this is a dream job for me.”
Developed to promote healthy living, community engagement and a connection to the great outdoors, Arden will eventually include 2,000 homes that will back up to a community green space, including parks, playfields, greenways, nature trails or lakes. The scenic property features 20 miles of expertly mapped walking and biking trails; a central lake for fishing, kayaking or canoeing; parks; playfields; a two-story recreation center; and a five-acre working farm and event barn. Arden’s focus on healthy living is enhanced by its farm and event barn. Under the direction of two skilled farm directors, the five-acre parcel will produce tropical fruits, vegetables and herbs to be shared among residents. The heart of recreational activity at Arden will be the gracious two-story clubhouse,
John Thompson complete with a resort-style pool that cascades over two levels. Arden is located at 19425 Southern Blvd. For more information, visit www.ardenfl.com.
Lion Country Safari, Chick-Fil-A Support Charity ‘Operation 300’ With Donation
Lion Country Safari recently supported the outstanding work of Operation 300 by donating $2,166 to the organization. The donation is as a result of a promotional partnership with Lion Country Safari and Chickfil-A. The check was presented to Operation 300 at Lion Country Safari on July 18. For the promotion, Lion Country Safari placed discount admission coupons in participating Chick-fil-A locations during the month of March. A portion of the proceeds from the coupons redeemed was donated to Operation 300. “Chick-fil-A prides itself on being a community partner,” Rob Rabenecker said. “We are proud to
be a small part of the great things that Operation 300 represents, and we support the work that they do in the community throughout the year.” Operation 300 is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support to families of fallen soldiers in honor of SOC (SEAL) Aaron Vaughn. Founded in 2012, Operation 300 has been offering the children of fallen soldiers the opportunity to enjoy childhood to the fullest through adventure camps that honor the spirit of SOC Aaron Vaughn. (Right) Lion Country Safari staff and Chick-fil-A officials during the check presentation.
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Trophy Room To Open This Fall In Wellington
T&R Restaurant Group, the new hospitality arm of T&R Development led by partner Rob Gray, recently announced plans to unveil the new Trophy Room restaurant in Wellington this fall. Located in the space formerly occupied by area favorite the Grille Fashion Cuisine, Trophy Room will reveal an entirely revamped look speared by General Manager Amer Marukic. Trophy Room is poised to become Wellington’s newest dining hotspot. The renovation includes a new dining room, bar, lounge, 35-seat private dining room and outdoor garden terrace, each space outfitted with sleek, plush new furniture. The design will evoke a modern feel with a cozy nighttime vibe ideal for late night entertainment. While the chef is yet to be confirmed, the menu will feature elevated New American cuisine with small plates for sharing. The new executive chef and additional details will be announced soon. In addition, the Trophy
Rob Gray Room team will be hosting a career fair in the coming weeks in support of employment growth in the area. Initially open for dinner only, the Trophy Room will be open Monday through Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m., and Friday through Sunday from 5 to 11 p.m. at 12300 South Shore Blvd. in Wellington. For more information, visit www.trophyroomrestaurant.com.
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WRMC Celebrates Internal Medicine Resident Grads
Wellington Regional Medical Center recently celebrated the graduation of its Class of 2018 internal medicine residents. The residency program is accredited by the American College of Graduate Medical Education and the American Osteopathic Association and is affiliated with the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine. “The education-oriented medicine program focuses on training exceptional physicians in a supportive environment with the
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This year’s graduates include: Dr. Andrew Evans, who has begun a nephrology fellowship at Houston Methodist in Houston, Texas; Dr. Priya Panara, who is practicing internal medicine at Pinellas Primary Care in St. Petersburg; Dr. Aman Seth, who is a hospitalist at Banner Health System in Phoenix, Ariz.; Dr. Steven Tsang, who is practicing internal medicine at DaVita Medical Group in Las Vegas; Dr. Nathan Watson, who is practicing internal
medicine at WRMC with Medical Specialists of the Palm Beaches; and Dr. Christopher Zanto, who is a hospitalist with the Accountable Teaching Service at WRMC. “Our goal is to prepare our residents for the independent practice of internal medicine, and also to instill an appreciation for the lifelong process critical to maintaining professional growth and competency,” said Dr. Richard Hays, designated institution official and chief medical officer at WRMC.
Vantage Pointe Dance Studios of Lake Worth is now calling Wellington home. The studio is now located at 1047 S. State Road 7 in the Wellington Reserve plaza just south of Cheddar’s. “A proper studio setting offers so much more than just professional instructors and proper equipment, such as a sprung floor, which is safer for dancers’ bodies. When students learn in a studio setting, they learn technique, terminology, the history of the art form, and we can offer exciting opportunities like master classes and dance conventions,” owner/ director J.J. Butler said. Butler began her journey teaching dancers in the Wellington area back in 2004 at Peggy Brown’s Dance Academy. Once Brown retired, Butler took over as Absolute Dance of Wellington for several years. She moved and changed the name to Vantage Pointe Dance Studios in 2009. Butler has been the owner/director of Vantage Pointe for the past nine years and is thrilled to be starting her 10th season in a brand-new 4,000-plussquare-foot space. “One of my biggest focuses for
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Palm Beach Central Broncos Prepare To Defend District Title
By Gene Nardi Town-Crier Staff Report Excitement filled the atmosphere as the Palm Beach Central High School football team took the field Monday, July 30 for the first day of fall practice. The Broncos began day one by just donning helmets and working on the basics. The Broncos were last year’s District 9-8A champions and are determined to retain that title
this season. Palm Beach Central looked poised to head deep in the post-season last year, but they were left scratching their heads after falling to Western High School 1412 in the regional playoffs. Palm Beach Central led the game 12-0 entering the fourth quarter. “We have to remain humble and stay hungry. We have to play cohesive on both sides of the ball,” head coach Tino Ierulli said. “If
the kids stay humble and remain focused, I think we’re the only ones who beat us.” The Broncos are stacked on both sides of the ball with several key players who will be Division I bound after the season. Among them are lineman Renato Brown, a Miami commit; receiver Bryan Robinson, also a recent Miami commit; and fivestar safety Akeem Dent, an FSU
commit. Transfers Janil Brown and Brandon Hudgins will also complement the defensive line, and both are over the six-foot mark and 300 pounds. “Both had two sacks and two tackles for losses in the spring game,” Ierulli explained. “They’re dominating the defensive line. Those two just brought a tremendous amount of push to the front.” Dent will anchor the defensive
secondary with Jesus Santiago; both are quick and physical. American Heritage transfer Tyler Willis will add to the linebacker corps this year. St. Thomas Aquinas transfer Griffin Lampton will suit up at the defensive end spot. Lampton has height at 6-foot-3. He also has quickness for the outside and quick hands. Offensively, Broncos Michael Moreland and Anarjahe Douriet
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(Above) Palm Beach Central’s linemen work on blocking drills. (Below) FSU commit Akeem Dent runs the ball after a catch.
Running back C.J. Stewart during the first day of fall practice.
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Wellington Resident Timmy Hansen Excels At Racquetball
By Gene Nardi Town-Crier Staff Report Timmy Hansen attends Palm Beach Central High School and competes in a sport that has been around a long time, but is not offered in scholastic athletics. Hansen is a nationally ranked racquetball player, and he has recently won accolades and qualified for the junior national team. Hansen began his racquetball career at the young age of nine, watching his father play professionally. Tim Hansen Sr. is a racquetball icon in his own right, being one of the most decorated players in the history of the sport. He
has 60 national titles to his name. Hansen watched his father play and decided to give it a go. The enjoyment he experienced in his younger days evolved into a competitive spirit that he continues to satisfy through the game. “Once I went to my first junior nationals, and I made it to the finals,” he explained. “I was on the U.S. team for that, and after that, I started playing all the time.” It was the local tournaments Hansen competed in early on in his career that sparked his motivation to compete; slicing through the competition. He attributes much of his suc-
cess to his father and his professional coach, Jeff Leon, who also still coaches Tim Sr. “They both help me out a lot, and at tournaments, they are both there, telling me what to do,” Hansen said. Hansen’s parents could not be prouder of him and his accomplishments. “He has 15 national titles, at age 15,” said his mother, Sarah Hansen. “We are really proud of him.” Hansen’s father still competes and said that his son has exceeded his expectations as a player. “At his age, I never had what he has,” he explained. “If he continues at this pace, he’ll blow the re-
Timmy Hansen works his backhand technique.
cords right out of the water.” Hansen trains at LA Fitness in Wellington as his home club and is sponsored by sport equipment company Head. He trains at least four times a week after school and trains consistently throughout the summer. His dedication has helped him grow and mature as a player, Hansen’s mother explained. “It’s amazing to watch him now,” she said. Hansen’s titles are through USA Racquetball, the governing body that qualifies players to compete at a national level while representing the national team. Hansen recently competed in the National Junior Olympic Tournament in Iowa and took gold medals in singles and doubles. The victories earned him a spot on both the singles and doubles national team. It also qualified him to compete in the world games hosted in Mexico this November. He was seeded fairly low early on in the competition, but after winning gold, he jumped to the top seed. “Nobody took a game off of him the whole tournament,” said his father. Hansen still has to maintain a balance between playing and school. “I go to school, do my homework, then after that, I’ll play racquetball,” said Hansen, who maintains over a 3.0 GPA. Hansen has traveled all over the world to play the game against athletes from different countries and appreciates the opportunities. “It’s cool. I get to see new places and meet new people,” he said. “It’s intense. I watched the other players to see how they are before I would play them.” Hansen continues to elevate his game as he prepares for the upcoming world tournament. He
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The Village of Royal Palm Beach celebrated Parks & Recreation Month by hosting a 5K fun run through Royal Palm Beach Commons Park on Saturday, July 21. The event welcomed all ages and skill levels, as well as dogs. Several local officials took part, including Royal Palm Beach Vice Mayor Selena Smith and Councilman Richard Valuntas. PHOTOS BY EVE ROSEN/TOWN-CRIER
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6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Mon. - Fri. 2 miles west of Royal Palm Beach Blvd. 14563 Okeechobee Blvd. • Loxahatchee
August 10 - August 16, 2018
HERE’S MY CARD Residential Commercial
Knockdown Textures Interior - Exterior Carpentry Repairs
W.H. BROWN,LLC PAINTING
Ph: (561) 649-5086 Cell: (561) 313-0409
Lic. #U-16274 Bonded Insured Wallpaper Removal
B. ELLIS ENTERPRISES, INC.
$50.00 1st 1/2 Hour - $35.00 Hour After Commercial & Residential
Ben Ellis President Office 561.798.1477 Mobile 561.722.5424
U2597 CGC015908 8620 Wendy Lane E. West Palm Beach, FL 33411
Mary Schiltz Realtor®
EACH ERA OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED
• Repairs & Installs • Water Heaters • Drain Cleaning
• Residential & Commercial
• Backflow Install & Testing
LICENSED & INSURED CFC1428823
DATTILE PLUMBING, INC.
THE BEST IN THE WEST DOUGLAS DATTILE
SERVING WESTERN PALM BEACH COUNTY SINCE 1973
561 -793 -7484
B. ELLIS ENTERPRISES, INC.
Irrigation Installation $3,499.00 on 1 1/4 Acre Lots Free Estimates On All New Systems
Commercial & Residential Ben Ellis President U2597 CGC015908 Office 561.798.1477 8620 Wendy Lane E. West Palm Beach, FL 33411 Mobile 561.722.5424
children • community • seniors
U.S. Navy Veteran
The Wellington Community Foundation, Inc. is a charitable organization committed to benefiting the residents of Wellington by supporting and improving their quality of life.
Fly & Light Tackle Fishing Everglades National Park
Learn More About Becoming Involved By Our Visiting Our Website Today!
“It’s the plus that makes the difference.”
561-753-7090 Phone 877-GROUT-11 Toll Free 561-383-7521 Fax www.GroutPlus.com
Chris Melia, President
561-723-4686 Cell GroutPlus@gmail.com
BALMORE PLACE ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY
• Operated by registered nurses with over 40 years experience. • Quality care assisted living facility with low client to caregiver ratio. • We intervene and advocate as their care managers in the absence of their family members. Licensed #AL12034 • At Balmore Place, Care, respect and our 14315 83rd Ln. N. • Loxahatchee residents well being trumps everything!
561-753-6002 • Cell 561-644-7753 • www.BalmorePlace.com • SmithFae@yahoo.com
Other services provided:
IS YOUR ROOF LEAKING?
Infiniti of Palm Beaches 3101 Okeechobee Blvd. West Palm Beach, Fl 33409 Phone: (561) 615-3300 Cell: (516) 770-4653
We clean, treat and permanently color seal your ceramic tile-grout lines to look better than new, resist stains and clean with ease.
Stucco · Gutters · Tile · Shingle · Metal · Flat
561-932-4181 Cell 561-578-4208 Office LICENSED & INSURED CGC 1520532 CCC 1329998
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WELLINGTON • ROYAL PALM BEACH • LOXAHATCHEE • THE ACREAGE
All Types of Pressure Cleaning, Chemical Roof Cleaning, Houses, Driveways, Patios, etc. and Interior/Exterior Painting
GLOVES cleaning service
Patrycja Jaskolski (561) 657-0420 email@example.com
References, Experience, Professional Service
Homes | Apartments | Offices
Call Today! 561-689-1555 Proudly Serving Greater Palm Beach County!
Is your roof leaking? Are you hurricane ready? Call us for all your roofing needs! Licensed & Insured
Re-Roofing & Repairs
$10 OFF Coupon Bottled Water Home and Office Delivery JL Water & Coffee Services, Inc. “Better Water, Makes Better Coffee, Makes Better Sense!” Office: 561-996-3525 | Cell: 561-985-3336 Joey@jlwaterandcoffee.com
Commercial/Residential •Septic Tank & Grease Trap Pumping
• Drain Fields • Lift Stations • Drain Cleaning
Licensed & Insured President
CLASSIFIEDS • • • WELLINGTON ROYAL PALM BEACH LOXAHATCHEE THE ACREAGE
Real Estate For Rent / For Sale
Room for Rent - Wellington
SOUTHERN LAWN EQUIPMENT — is now accepting applicants for outdoor equipment technicians and parts counter personnel. Monday to Friday shift, paid vacation, paid holidays and medical plan. Spanish speaking a plus. Apply in person at 8333 Southern Blvd. West Palm Beach or send resume to : Southernlawnequipment@gmail.com
SEEKING POSITION: Companion to elderly person, non-medical position, college educated. Please call 561-324-5807.Please call 561-324-5807
WELLINGTON PRIVATE ROOM WITH PRIVATE BATH FOR RENT CALL 561-790-2326
PLACE YOUR AD HERE CALL 793-7606
Deer Run FOR LEASE OR SALE OR OPTION BUY— fenced 4 bedrooms, 2 bath, 3200 sq. ft. pool, no garage, 3 paddocks on 5 acres, $3,500 monthly. $4,500 if furnished. 1st, last, secur i t y. F o r S a l e b y o w n e r. 5 6 1 - 3 0 1 - 3 8 11
Lot For Sale - Acreage/Loxahatchee A S L I C E O F PA R A D I S E ! — 1 . 3 a c r e beautiful lot conveniently located, high and dry, reasonably priced. Halina Sledz, Broker, Ameron Realty Call/text 561-596-9727
Office Space For Rent
VPK TEACHER WANTED — 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.Monday thru Friday. CDA or higher required. Call 561-790-0808 S E C R E TA RY F O R S M A L L A C C O U N T I N G OFFICE — heavy phones, client contact, filing, preparing documents. Must know Word. Excel a plus. Please fax resume to: (561)333-2680. LEGAL SECRETARY/PARALEGAL-MATURE — part to full time for solo practitioner, small office, heavy phones, client contact, scheduling, preparing documents, etc. Must be experienced. Timeslips, ProDocs, Word Perfect or Word. Probate, estate planning, guardianship and Medicaid planning. Please fax resume to (561)333-2680. References required
Wellington WELLINGTON LAW OFFICE — has office space available for immediate occupancy with secretarial space. Prime location on South Shore Blvd. Call 561-793-2400
Estate Buyers/ Appraisers PALMBEACHGALLERY DIV MUSEUMAPPRAISERS.COM
No charge for Visits Offers PickUps Appraisals of Paintings Decorations Chinese Antiques Jewelry Watches Coins Collections. Estate Buyers AUCTIONEERS Downsizing Advisors WE BUY or CONSIGN Licensed & Insured. Feat: WSJ, USA Today, f/X TV, Past Sothebys Dot Com Assoc. Richard Stedman Estate Services LLC Est. 1957 FL LicAB3569 Member: LiveAuctioneers & Invaluable. Formerly 32 S Dixie Hwy Now Serving: Palm Beach Broward MiamiDade TampaBay Sarasota Naples National Phone 212.327.2616 Text 727.515.5985
HOME HEALTH AIDE AVAILABLE — Experienced Home Health Aide seeks new position. Flexible hours, full time or part time, day or night. I am a Licensed CNA who has worked as a home health aide and also as a nanny. I have many years of experience taking care of the elderly at home. Price negotiable, references provided upon request. Call Pat at (561) 294-1423.
PLACE YOUR AD HERE CALL 793-3576
Professional Services A/C Refrigeration Services 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
Auto Body Repair J O H N N Y V ' S M O B I L E S C R AT C H & D E N T R E PA I R — 5 6 1 - 2 5 2 - 8 2 9 5 R e s idential & Commercial Fixmypaint.com
Cleaning - Home/Office WE CLEAN OFFICES & PRIVATE HOMES — Licensed & Insured. Call for an estimate and to schedule your apartment. Discount for Central Palm Beach County Chamber members and to all new clients for first cleaning. 561-385-8243 Lic. #2012-25277 CLEANING LADY — I can help get your house cleaner than ever! Try me once and you will not be disappointed! 561-657-0420 Patrycja
Driveway Repair D R I V E WAY S — F r e e e s t i m a t e s A & M ASPHALT SEAL COATING commercial and residential. Patching potholes, striping, repair existing asphalt & save money all work guaranteed. Lic.& Ins. 100045062 561-667-7716
Professional Services Electrical Contractor
SINGER ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING, INC. — Electrical work you can trust at an affordable price, Fully Licensed and Insured. EC#13007941 561-425-5409
SECURITY — American owned local secur it y co mp a n y in b u sin e ss 3 0 p lu s ye a r s. Protection by officers drug tested. 40 hour course. Licensed & Insured. 561-848-2600
Floor Sanding/Restoration WOOD FLOOR RESTORATION — Since 1951 Artisan Licensed & Insured. Bob Williamson 561-389-8188
Home Improvement ANMAR CO.— James’ All Around Handyman Service. Excellent craftsman Old time values. Once you’ve had me! You’ll have me back! Lic. Ins. Certified Residential Contractor CRC1327426 561-248-8528
Painting J&B PRESSURE CLEANING & PAINTING, INC. — Established 1984. All types of pressure cleaning, Chemical Roof Cleaning, houses, driveways, patios etc. Commercial & Residential. Interior & Exterior painting. Certified -pressure cleaning & painting contractor. Lic. #U21552 Call Butch 309-6975 or visit our website at www.jbpressurecleaningandpainting.com JOHN PERGOLIZZI PAINTING INC. — Interior/Exterior - Repaint specialist, pressure cleaning, popcorn ceiling, drywall repair & roof painting. Family owned/ owner operator. Free Est. 798-4964 Lic. #U18473
Roofing ROBERT G. HARTMANN ROOFING — Specializing in repairs. Free estimates, Bonded,insured. Lic. #CCC 058317 Ph: 561-790-0763. R O O F I N G R E PA I R S R E - R O O F I N G A L L TYPES — Pinewood Construction, Inc. Honest and reliable. Serving Palm Beach County for over 20 years. Call Mike 561-309-0134 Lic. Ins. Bonded. CGC-023773 RC-0067207 NEIL O’NEAL JR. ROOFING — Roofing & Reroofing. Family owned and operated. Residential/ Commercial. Wood Replacement, Roof Coatings, Solar Vents, Skylights & Roof Ventilation. 561-6564945 Lic. & Insured CCC1330208.Free Estimates
Service & Repair • New Equipment • Sell All Brands Schedule Your A/C Checkup Today!
Septic Service DANNY’S SEPTIC SERVICE — 561-689-1555 Commercial/Residential Septic Tank and Grease Trap Pumping *Drain Fields *Lift Stations *Drain Cleaning w w w. D a n n y s - S e p t i c . c o m L i c # S R O 111 6 9 6
Sprinkler Systems AQUATIC SPRINKLER, LLC — Complete repair of all types of systems. Owner Operated. Michael Office: 561-964-6004 Cell: 561236-8595 Lic.#U17871 Bonded & Ins. Serving the Western Communities Since 1990
Tree Removal AFFORDABLE TREE EXPERT SERVICE— Tree Removal,Trims, Palm Tree, Edging & Limb Removal, Yard Cleaning. No Job too Small. 561-856-2909
Tree Service TREES TRIMMED AND REMOVED — 561798-0412 D.M. YOUNG TREE SERVICE. Family Owned & Operated Lic. & Insured 1992-12121 Visit our website at dmyoungtreeservice.com
Wallpapering PAPERHANGING BY DEBI — Professional Installation,Removal. Repair of Paper. Neat, Clean & Reliable. Quality work with a woman’s touch. 30 years experience. No Job too big or too small. Lic. & Ins. References available. 561-795-5263
Water & Coffee Delivery BLUE MOUNTAIN SPRINGS — Bottled Water and Coffee Delivery service. Cooler • Bottle Cases • Home & Office Delivery. www.JLwaterandcoffee. com. Office: 561-996-3525. Cell 561-985-3336
Town-Crier Classifieds Get Results Call 561-793-7606
Screening J O H N ’ S S C R E E N R E PA I R S E R V I C E — Pool & patio re-screening. Stay tight,wrinkle-free,guaranteed! CRC1329708 call u s 7 9 8 - 3 1 3 2 . w w w. p o o l s c r e e n r e p a i r. c o m
GET YOUR SUMMER A/C CHECKUP SPECIALIZING IN TROUBLESHOOTING & REPAIR
www.johnchuntonac.com Lic.#CAC057272 • Insured Family Owned & Operated Since 1996
Modern Touch Hair Salon
August 10 - August 16, 2018
GREAT ATMOSPHERE AND FRIENDLY SERVICE
sday Nights Live M usic Thur 9 p.m. 6p.m. -
A Full Service Salon
BEST FOOD AND BEST MARGARITA’S IN TOWN
Cuts | Blow-dry | Color | Keratin | Perms | Hi - Lites
Rid your hair of Summer Frizz with a Keratin Smoothing Treatment 1165 Royal Palm Beach Blvd. Winn-Dixie Plaza
Buy Any Lunch Platter Get the 2nd for
50% Off (7 days per week)
Not to be combined with other coupons or specials not to be used on holidays, One Coupon per table
HAPPY HOUR 3P.M. - 6 P.M. MON. - FRI.
Call For Take Out
Happily Serving The Western Communities
Winn-Dixie Plaza 1179 Royal Palm Beach Blvd. Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411 Hours: Mon-Sun 11 am- 10 pm
Se Habla Español
$35 or more
Not to be combined with other coupons or specials not to be used on holidays, One Coupon per table
44 Flavors of Hard-Packed Ice Cream, Probiotic Yogurt, Sorbet, Sherbert, Soft Serve, and More!
Buy One Get One
ANY SHAKE OR SUNDAE
Offer Expires 09/30/18
Offer Expires 09/30/18
SMALL ICE CREAM CONE OR CUP Monday - Thursday 11am - 10pm Friday - Saturday 11am - 10:30pm Sunday 11am - 9pm
We Proudly Serve
“Premium Ice Cream Without The Premium Price” 11328 Okeechobee Blvd., Suite 6, Royal Palm Beach (Next to Little Caesars in Royal Plaza)
Complete Home Remodeling Quality Repairs at Competitive Prices FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED FOR 25 + YEARS
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• Kitchens • Bathrooms • Additions • Patios Attention Equestrian/Snowbirds!
Reserve your kitchen and/or bathroom remodels today and let us transform your home during the off season. (ask for details)
All Work Warranteed
561.798.5722 Lic#CBC057941 • Insured & Bonded
One Call Repairs It
There’s only one thing better than the delectable aroma of fresh, homemade Italian cuisine... It’s the taste!
1895 10% CASH DISCOUNT
CAESAR SALAD, HOUSE SALAD, PASTA FAGIOLI, OR MINESTRONE
Eggplant Parmigiana with pasta Eggplant Rollatini with pasta Chicken Parmigiana with pasta Chicken Francese with pasta Chicken Marsala with pasta Veal Parmigiana with pasta Veal Milanese with pasta Shrimp Parmigiana over pasta Shrimp Marinara over pasta Zuppa di Mussels over pasta Sole with Broccoli or Potatoes
Great Breakfast & Lunch Breakfast & Lunch - 7am-2pm - Seven Days
11924 W Forest Hill Blvd - Wellington (Corner of South Shore Blvd.)
~Fish may be prepared either Oreganata, Luciano, Francese, or Grilled~ ~Pasta Sides are Linguini or Angel Hair with meat sauce or tomato sauce~ CANNOLI OR CHOCOLATE CAKE SOFT DRINK OR HOT COFFEE / TEA WITH DESSERT NO SUBSTITUTIONS Prepared Fresh to order.
Summer Happy Hour All Day Every Day
Beer Specials ~ House Wines $5 ~ Svedka Martini’s $6 Pizza Special Monday thru Thursday
Large 16” Cheese Pizza
Pick up and Cash only
Live Entertainment Fridays & Saturdays Starting at 6:30 p.m.
Mon. to Fri. - 11am - 2pm
Open daily for lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to close.
Buy 1 Meal Get 1 Meal
IN THE MARKETPLACE AT WYCLIFFE 4115 State Road 7 • Wellington (Facing Lake Worth Rd.)
Value of second meal is equal or lesser value of first meal. With coupon only Expires 8/31/18 TC Cannot be combined with any other offer
OFF $25.00 or More Dine-In Only.
With coupon only Expires 8/31/18 TC Cannot be combined with any other offer
August 10 - August 16, 2018
For more information or to apply, visit
Our family owned and operated flooring store located in the heart of Wellington is known for outstanding customer service, winning Best of Houzz for Client Satisfaction in both 2017 and 2018. We’ve tailored our showroom to be the ideal selection center for homeowners, builders, and interior design professionals with an extensive selection of hardwood, tile, carpet, and vinyl plank flooring to suit every budget. Visit our new showroom in Wellington today and our trained Design Consultants will help bring your vision to reality. Whether you’re remodeling or building the custom home of your dreams, it always begins with the perfect floor.
CARPET • HARDWOOD • TILE & STONE • VINYL PLANK STORE HOURS: MON. - FRI. 9-6 SAT. 10-4
561-514-1912 www.floorspecialists.biz floor specialists of wellington
Our new showroom is located at 11101 South Crown Way, Suite 5 • Wellington, FL 33414
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