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RPB Council Gives YWCA Extra Time To Vacate Harvin Center
Employees, students and parents of the YWCA Head Start program located in the Kevin M. Harvin Center attended the Royal Palm Beach Village Council meeting Thursday, June 21 to ask the council to delay the building’s upcoming demolition. Page 3
Leg-Up Horse Camp At Casperey Stables
Throughout the summer, Casperey Stables in Loxahatchee Groves is offering its Leg-Up Horse Camp for boys and girls ages 7 to 14. The camp offers kids the opportunity to learn about horses in a safe environment. The main focus of the camp is horses, and it includes daily activities such as trail rides, horse care and games that revolve around horses. Page 7
The Rotary Club of Wellington held its 38th anniversary awards banquet and installation of officers for 2018-19 on Saturday, June 23 at the Wanderers Club. The installation was led by Wellington Mayor Anne Gerwig. Shown above, incoming President Tom Carreras takes over the gavel from outgoing President Debbie Sanacore. MORE PHOTOS, PAGE 5 PHOTO BY DENISE FLEISCHMAN/TOWN-CRIER
Three Contested ITID Seats To Be Decided In November
By Ron Bukley Town-Crier Staff Report Seven candidates filed to run for four seats on the Indian Trail Improvement District Board of Supervisors by the time filing closed on Friday, June 22. In the race for Seat 2, incumbent Supervisor Tim Sayre was unopposed in his bid to fill the remaining two years left in the term of the late Supervisor Gary Dunkley. Three other seats each have two candidates seeking the post. Incumbent Supervisor Jennifer Hager is seeking a third them in Seat 1, challenged by Robert K. Carter Jr. Keith Jordano and Joni Martin are running for Seat 3 to replace Supervisor Ralph Bair, who did not file for re-election. Michael T. Johnson and John Rivera are running for Seat 5 to replace Supervisor Carol Ja-
cobs, who also did not file for re-election. Since there are only two candidates running for each seat, the elections will be held in November, not during the August primary election. SEAT 1 If re-elected, Hager would be the longest-serving member of the board now that supervisors Bair and Jacobs will be stepping down. Hager, who is a school teacher and has served eight years on the board, said she wants to “keep up the good fight.” “I don’t want to back down,” she said. “I don’t know the person running for my seat. We’re in a tough situation with this election and there being an extra seat.” She feels confident that Sayre will do a good job serving alongside ITID President Betty Argue, whose seat is not up for election
this year, in keeping up with the board’s current goals. “I just didn’t feel right stepping down,” she said. “I have other goals for my personal self that I’m after. I’m going to be doing an Ironman competition, which is like a triathlon, and I have to give a lot of myself.” Hager added that serving on the board can be stressful. “My youngest is going to be 20 years old, so both of my daughters spent the better part of their teenage years being involved elsewhere,” she said. “Now they’re both at college and away from the house. It’s not that stressful, but it’s something extra added to the plate. Teaching is demanding, and I just feel like I owe it to myself to do something for me.” Yet Hager also feels like she owes it to the people of the comSee ELECTION, page 18
Royal Palm Council Approves Two Programs For Seniors
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By Dani Salgueiro Town-Crier Staff Report The Royal Palm Beach Village Council unanimously approved two agenda items concerning senior citizens on Thursday, June 21 — funding for a contract with Lyft and the Young at Heart Senior Referral Program. Soon special Lyft services will be available to Royal Palm Beach seniors seeking a ride within the boundaries of the village. Though Lyft was the only ride service approved, Village Manager Ray Liggins explained that other services, such as Uber, will not necessarily be excluded from this new senior-ride program. Lyft, however, has been responsive and cooperative with the village in order to get the ball rolling. “Uber has programs targeting the senior community, so in the future, I might come back [to the council] with something about them, but for now, we need to get started with Lyft,” Liggins said. The idea of partnering with ride-providing services like Lyft and Uber are so that seniors who no longer feel safe driving, or who
simply would like a more convenient and effective way of getting around, can do so without depending on a bus or other method of public transportation. “The program is intended to introduce the senior population to a safe, convenient and costeffective alternative to driving. Ten years ago, if you lived in Royal Palm Beach and weren’t on a bus route, you didn’t have a whole lot of choices on how to get around,” Liggins said. The program will offer discounted shared rides to the senior population 65 years or older in Royal Palm Beach in order to increase and facilitate senior mobility in the village. The village will pay half of each senior resident’s ride, up to $40 per month, per individual. The village has $40,000 budgeted for the program, which will amount to approximately 3,000 total rides. Liggins compared the program to Wellington’s Senior Transportation and Rides (STAR) program. “I know when we looked at our senior study, one of the things that was talked about a lot was the
STAR program that Wellington has,” Liggins said. “This past year, it served 3,700 rides. So, I think the 3,000 we’re estimating right now is probably a good start.” Rides will be a door-to-door service and will have to begin and end within Royal Palm Beach, or east along Okeechobee Blvd. to Jog Road, or south along State Road 7 to the Mall at Wellington Green. When in place, seniors will be able to sign up for the program through the Parks & Recreation Department. Smart phones will also be a requirement for this program, as Lyft and most other ride services operate through smart phone applications. “I think this is a good start,” said Liggins, who explained that he believes Lyft is working on a program to enable the use of flip phones for this, since Lyft and Uber see a huge market in providing seniors with rides. Liggins also assured the council that all drivers have to pass Lyft’s background checks prior to providing public rides. “I’m very excited about this,” See RPB SENIORS, page 18
LGWCD Now Under Town’s Control After Vote Passes By Wide Margin
By Ron Bukley Town-Crier Staff Report The Loxahatchee Groves Water Control District formally came under the control of the Town of Loxahatchee Groves this week after property owners cast ballots in a proxy vote election based on acreage owned. The vote to make the LGWCD dependent to the town passed 2,988 for and 872 against amid unprecedented turnout during Monday’s referendum. The annual landowners’ meeting of the LGWCD started 15 minutes late due to overflow at the district office. LGWCD Chair Anita Kane urged attendees to remain calm and allow voters who had not yet cast their proxies into the overflowing building.
“I would ask everybody to remember that we’re all neighbors, and we’re all friends, and we’re all here to look out for each other’s best interest,” Kane told the crowd. “Regardless of how this vote goes tonight, we are all still living in this same town together. Remember to be kind and respect each other.” On legal staff’s recommendation, Kane was elected to chair the annual landowners’ meeting because she was familiar with the procedure. LGWCD Attorney Mary Viator explained the process of the referendum, that by state statute, the landowners must vote in the same manner by which the district’s governing body is elected, which See LGWCD VOTE, page 18
REALTORS GIVE BACK
Realtors Take the Runway 2018 took place Wednesday, June 20 at the Wellington National Golf Club. The money raised was donated to the Hospice Trustbridge Foundation. Local real estate agents modeled fashions provided by Dillard’s at the Mall at Wellington Green. Shown above is event chair Maureen Gross with WPTV news anchor Kelley Dunn, who served as master of ceremonies. MORE PHOTOS, PAGE 15 PHOTO BY DENISE FLEISCHMAN/TOWN-CRIER
ITID Discusses Reduced Budget; Hearing On July 18
By Ron Bukley Town-Crier Staff Report Indian Trail Improvement District staff presented a revised fiscal year 2018-19 budget of $11,892,896, which is $88,006 lower than the current year, to the ITID Board of Supervisors last week. The June 20 discussion came after a request by board members to rein in spending at a May workshop, although several questions remain regarding the allocation of funds. Next year’s budget will go to its formal public hearing on Wednesday, July 18 at 6 p.m., just prior to the board’s next meeting. ITID Manager Rob Robinson said the budget still has questions to be resolved. “During the past several months, we’ve been agonizing over this,” he said. “There has been a lot of back and forth, going into the season with a lot of loose ends with staff and getting everything tightened up. It was quite a process.”
Robinson said that the budget includes a 20-year culvert replacement plan, pointing out that many are past due for repair. “We looked at a couple of items that were issues for the community, and by board direction, one of them was a 20-year culvert replacement plan,” he said. “The majority of the culverts are exceeding their expected life span. Most date back to the 1980s and prior. 1980 was a place-holder that engineering had come up with to identify culverts that they had no real historical data on. It could be that some of the culverts underneath our roads are older than 1980.” Robinson explained that pipe extensions added in the 1990s for roadway safety have led to emergency repairs that resulted in increased procurement costs and logistical issues for maintenance. Other issues looked into included canal improvements. “Hurricane Irma proved a lack See ITID BUDGET, page 4
McKinlay Secures Second Term Without Opposition
By Dani Salgueiro Town-Crier Staff Report Incumbent Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay (D-District 6) was automatically re-elected to another four-year term last week when no one challenged her by the time filing closed on Friday, June 22. Having been first elected in November 2014, McKinlay is currently serving as mayor of Palm Beach County, a largely ceremonial position that rotates among the commissioners each year. “My goals will not change much from what they have been the last four years,” McKinlay said. “Infrastructure in the Glades area and tackling the need for afford-
able housing there will remain [top goals] for me.” Although she is proud of the progress already made in the Glades, McKinlay hopes to continue putting her energy toward getting the right type of funding necessary to enhance some of the more disadvantaged areas of the district. “[Palm Beach County’s] Economic Sustainability Office has been monitoring the progress of the investment going into the Glades, infrastructure wise, and it reported this month that, since January 2015, there have been more than $370 million invested into the community,” she said. “There has been a lot of work put into building the necessary rela-
tionships and making all [of the change] happen, because it really is a great amount of work that goes into getting the necessary funding. But now we have more than 600 new affordable housing units in the Glades.” Along with her determination to support the Glades area, McKinlay has put forth and plans to continue putting a large amount of her energy into finding solutions for the opioid crisis affecting South Florida. “In these past four years, I have also put my energy toward the opioid crisis, because there are a lot of people who need our help,” she said. McKinlay is pleased with the improvements that she has started
to see evidenced in South Florida recently, but she is cautious and aware that the issue remains difficult and will take a long time to fix. “We are definitely starting to see a reduction of the overall reported opioid overdoses in our area, and I am so happy to see those numbers, but I also think the number is still too high,” she said. “People still have too much access to these drugs. There is still a lot of work to do and a lot of people who will continue needing our help.” In her first four years as commissioner, McKinlay has also worked closely with some of Palm Beach County’s school board members, and she looks forward to continuing to work with school See McKINLAY, page 4
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RPB Council Gives YWCA Extra Time To Vacate Harvin Center
By Dani Salgueiro Town-Crier Staff Report Employees, students and parents of the YWCA Head Start program located in the Kevin M. Harvin Center attended the Royal Palm Beach Village Council meeting Thursday, June 21 to ask the council to delay the building’s upcoming demolition. Royal Palm Beach plans to tear down the building, located at 1030 Royal Palm Beach Blvd. at the front end of Royal Palm Beach Commons Park, due to its deteriorating state. The building was originally constructed in the 1970s as the sales office for early community developer Royal Palm Beach Colony Inc. Later, the structure served as the village’s first library before becoming a community-centered
building that has been home to several nonprofit organizations. In November 2017, the council decided that fixing the building’s faults would cost more than demolishing it. Also, the council was made aware of its legal responsibilities to the tenants. For example, if the building’s failing air conditioning unit were to finally give out, the village would be legally responsible for fixing it. Leases at the building were to expire on Feb. 28, but the council extended the YWCA’s lease — as well as that of the building’s other two tenants — until June 30, which would allow the YWCA to end the school year before having to relocate its early children development program. Though the YWCA was aware of the need to relocate and has
been actively looking for a new location that will meet the needs of students, they have not yet finalized a new location. “June 30 is soon coming up,” said Sheryl Benveniste, director of the Royal Palm Beach Child Development Center. “We definitely are looking for a new location because we want to keep giving these wonderful services to children and families, but we are respectfully asking you to please let us stay in this facility until we get a really good option to make the children comfortable and have a safe environment for everyone.” Benveniste said she approached the lease-related issue with only one thing in mind: the children who are benefiting every day from the services provided by the YWCA.
“We have children who are really thriving, whether they have disabilities or whether they come to us not speaking English or whether they come from an atrisk family, we are getting them to hopefully succeed in school and really starting them off with a great foundation to be at-level with their peers,” she said. “We’re here, and we’re giving some really great services.” Mayor Fred Pinto expressed some concern over the YWCA’s ability to find a new location in a timely manner. “We talked about this six or seven months ago,” he said. “When you say you are working on [finding a new place], are you a few weeks away? I mean, what kind of time frame is it?” Suzanne Turner, CEO of the YWCA of Palm Beach County, assured Pinto that they are on track for getting a new location, and that the reason for their extension request is due to complications with the licensing process. “Back when it was decided that
the Harvin Center would be closing on June 30, I certainly had no thoughts that I would have to be here tonight,” she said. “I was a little overly optimistic. Due to the expansion out in this part of the county, I thought there would be no problem rapidly finding an appropriate center. I am pleased to say, however, that we have obtained an existing center to lease. Unfortunately, we cannot be approved for a new license until Aug. 8.” Turner assured the council that their new center will also be in Royal Palm Beach, so that the children and families who depend on their services won’t be too disrupted by the change in location. “That’s wonderful news, because we don’t want to have these services leave our community,” Pinto said. “It’s a tremendous asset for the citizens that take part in it.” Some council members also expressed concerns about the many failing aspects of the building and what the consequences of needed repairs would be.
“I don’t mind the extension,” Vice Mayor Selena Smith said. “My only concern is who the responsibility lies on if there were to be anything that goes wrong during that time period.” Turner agreed with the council that if something, such as the air conditioning, were to break and need repairing, the village will not be responsible for providing the necessary repairs. The council unanimously voted to approve an extension of the YWCA’s lease until the end of August. Pinto, however, made it clear that there will be no more extensions or postponements of the building’s demolition. “Time certain means that [when] we grant this extension, it is absolutely in concrete that Aug. 31 is it, and on Sept. 1, the wrecking ball will come through,” Pinto said. “We just want to be very clear.” For more information on YWCA programs, call (561) 6400050 or visit www.ywcapbc.org.
State Grades Give PBC School District ‘A’ Rating
Councilman Richard Valuntas, Vice Mayor Selena Smith, Parks & Recreation Director Lou Recchio, Mayor Fred Pinto, Councilwoman Jan Rodusky and Councilman Jeff Hmara with the proclamation. PHOTO BY DANI SALGUEIRO/TOWN-CRIER
Royal Palm Beach Honors Parks & Rec Department
By Dani Salgueiro Town-Crier Staff Report Mayor Fred Pinto honored the Royal Palm Beach Parks & Recreation Department on Thursday, June 21, presenting Parks & Recreation Director Lou Recchio with a proclamation honoring July as Parks & Recreation Month in the community.
“Parks and recreation programs enhance our quality of life by contributing to a healthy lifestyle, community building, economic development and environmental sustainability,” Pinto said. On behalf of the village, Pinto honored Recchio and his staff for the more than 200 recreational, social, cultural and community
events hosted by the Parks & Recreation Department, and all of the benefits residents and visitors can enjoy due to the department’s work. “I’m always proud to talk about how we have more parks per capita in the Village of Royal Palm Beach than any other community in Palm Beach County,” Pinto said.
The School District of Palm Beach County is an A-rated district and has the highest number of district-operated “A” schools when compared with other large urban school districts. According to preliminary school grades released Wednesday by the Florida Department of Education, the district ranks highest in Florida on total number of points earned when compared with other large urban districts. The district also was highest among its peer districts in math achievement, science achievement, math learning gains for all students and the high school graduation rate. Overall, 71 district-operated schools earned “A” grades from the state and 36 district-operated schools earned “B” grades. Sixty-five percent of all districtoperated schools can boast A and B ratings — a 4 percentage point increase from the 2016-17 school year. Thirty-one schools improved their rating by at least one letter grade. Two schools — Pine Jog Elementary School and West
Riviera Elementary School — improved by two letter grades. Pine Jog improved from a C to an A, while West Riviera improved from a D to a B. “Our district’s A rating is due to the hard work and dedication of Palm Beach County’s teachers, staff and students,” Superintendent Dr. Donald E. Fennoy II said. “We also know that the support of our parents and community play a large role in our success, and we truly appreciate the involvement of our families and community partners in making us Florida’s highest performing large school district.” Nine schools improved to an A, including: Crystal Lakes Elementary School, Forest Hill Elementary School, Greenacres Elementary School, H.L. Johnson Elementary School, New Horizons Elementary School, Palm Beach Central High School, Palm Beach Gardens Elementary School, Pine Jog Elementary School and Wellington Elementary School. Student performance on the Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) provides the foundation
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Abraham Lincoln And Gettysburg Exhibit In Wellington Next Week
By Eve Rosen Town-Crier Staff Report Next week, a special, one-ofa-kind exhibit will be making an appearance at the Wellington Community Center. Wellington resident Steven Turchyn has created a 1/32 scale model of the turning point of the Civil War’s Battle of Gettysburg, known as Pickett’s Charge. Next week marks the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, which was followed several months later by President Abraham Lincoln’s famous Gettysburg Address. The Abraham Lincoln and Gettysburg Exhibit contains more than 2,000 hand-painted figures,
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continued from page 1 of accessible easements to remove storm debris and provide effective maintenance and inspection of waterways,” Robinson said. “Canal banks will need to be restored for routine maintenance and inspection.” Swale drainage has also been an issue. “It all starts here,” Robinson said. “Without effective means to move the water from properties and roadways, the system will not work as designed. Proper swales enhance increased storage capacity and provide a faster way of removing storm water during rain events.” Robinson said some of the budget recommendations had been modified after seeing the effects of the recent rains. “We had such a dry winter and spring, and then we got all that rain in May. It was the wettest May on record,” he said, explaining that he had increased funding for several culvert and swale repairs in areas that have had a lot of ponding. Robinson added that many of the dirt roads need more rock, which had been depleted over the years. “We’re grading out there, and
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continued from page 1 representatives in order to make a difference for the students of Palm Beach County. “I am very much looking forward to continuing working with Marcia Andrews,” she said. “We’ve seen her fight for things for our district. For example, when the only local IB program was in Pahokee, Marcia pushed to bring
as well as famous illustrations about the event, such as Abraham Lincoln delivering the Gettysburg Address, as well as the full text of the speech. Turchyn is a self-proclaimed history buff who moved to Wellington from Seattle, which is where the exhibit was first shown. The showing in Wellington is the second time that the exhibit is being displayed in a public place. “I built this diorama in an apartment in Seattle, so it was kind of difficult,” he recalled. “I learned a lot of tricks to be able to do that in a small area. I was happy that it turned out pretty good.” Turchyn’s method of teaching the public about this historic event
is through his diorama, which took him nearly four years to complete. “I’m a history buff, so I figured that it would be something special that I can present to the public and have people learn about Gettysburg, Abraham Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address,” Turchyn said. “I figured I’ll start building a diorama, and the one that I built is of the turning point. Then it just got bigger and bigger.” Turchyn wants to make sure that this aspect of history is remembered, since history and what brought us to where we are today is often forgotten. “It’s all about remembering history and what struggles past
generations have been through in this country, and how we got to where we are today,” Turchyn said. “That’s pretty much why I constructed it — and, of course, the history buff part of me.” The diorama will be presented inside the Wellington Community Center for the public to be able to learn about this key event in history and to meet the man who created it. One day he hopes to have his diorama set up permanently somewhere. “I hate to have to keep moving it around to different venues. It is a fragile piece. I made it so that it’s transportable, but it’s better to be in one permanent place, so that if people have the time, they
can come and reminisce about the past,” Turchyn said. He believes that a place with people would be a good location to put it so that anyone can see it, even tourists. For example, tourists from around the world could possibly see the exhibit at a hotel and learn more about American history. Turchyn also hopes to learn from the people who go to see the exhibit — perhaps even tell him something that he does not know about the famous battle. “I’m sure I’m going to learn something new while I’m there,” he said. “I read a lot about this history, and I know a lot about it, but there is always something that I don’t know.”
The Wellington Community Center is located at 12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd. The exhibit will be on display for public viewing from Monday, July 2 through Friday, July 6, but not on Wednesday, July 4, when the building is closed. The public is invited to attend a free opening reception on Monday, July 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. Viewing hours are: Monday, July 2 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesday, July 3 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Thursday, July 5 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Friday, July 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call the Wellington Community Center at (561) 753-2484.
we’re just pushing around dust,” he said. “We’re adding as much material as we can, but there probably will be a point in time where we have to look into our reserve funds to… top these roads off and bring them up to spec.” Robinson pointed out that ITID has not done a project like that in many years. While the proposed budget is $88,000 lower than the current year, it includes a carry forward of $747,000. ITID President Betty Argue noted that the budget is carrying forward money that includes the purchase of machinery that was not done this year, and that additional funds are being requested for next year. Robinson said some line items for equipment approved by the board but not purchased had been moved to the carry forward budget for future review. Those items include a lowboy trailer to transport equipment and an excavator attachment that goes onto a Bobcat to mulch trees in place rather than cut them for future mulching, as well as a pumping system that was previously approved. Argue recommended including them as budget line items to show the amount being carried forward. ITID Finance Director Bruce Cuningham said he would move money for equipment purchases to line items but cautioned that it
should not be part of the proposed budget because it is money already approved and available. Argue also pointed out a need for public relations and information technology improvements that are overdue. “I think we spend quite a bit of money on IT,” she said, asking if it is possible to hire a full-time combination information technology and public relations person in-house. “We have a lot of work to do IT-wise, but also encompassing the web site redevelopment, and that same person would be responsible for our social media presence and our PR,” Argue said. “I think we have enough work to justify that.” Robinson said his staff could do a cost comparison with its current contractor and what industry standards are versus what a full-time staff member salary would be. “To combine both of them might put a bigger price tag on it than just breaking those departments down,” Robinson said. Argue said the web site needs a complete rebuild, but Supervisor Ralph Bair said that is a project that should only take a couple of months. “I don’t see where it would need a full-time person to be hired by the district to do that,” he said, adding that a public relations person could be hired, possibly at a lower salary.
Argue said she did not disagree, but was looking to identify issues, and current staff is swamped with day-to-day operations. She wanted to make sure that there is enough money in the budget to accomplish the board’s goals. Cuningham also asked about money budgeted for legal staff. “On the lawyers, $356,000 was the number in the other budget,” he said. “This year you’ve allocated $200,000, $100,000, $10,000 and $3,000, so we’re at $313,000, which is below last year’s. We’re supposed to see an anticipated cost savings of $22,000, based on the minutes, where the board directed that the minutes be done internally rather than externally.” Cuningham pointed out that a $22,000 savings still does not bring the legal allocation in line with last year. “Usually legal costs go up and not down every year,” he said. “I’m concerned we may not have allocated enough in the budget for the lawyers.” Cuningham added that there could be legal issues coming up with developers such as GL Homes. “If we don’t use that money and it’s there, that’s great because we’ve saved that money, but if we don’t budget for anticipated needs, I’m concerned we’ll be drawing out of reserves, and if it’s too much money, we’ll have to hold a budget
amendment hearing,” he said. Argue said one of the things being worked on is getting reimbursement from GL Homes for legal and engineering expenses. “If we recoup some of that in this budget calendar year, can it be added to that line item?” she asked. Supervisor Tim Sayre said he was not confident that the district will see that money reimbursed from GL Homes. “I know they’ve said it, but we haven’t received anything yet, and we’re years into this situation,” Sayre said.
Argue said the question should be raised when GL Homes comes before the Palm Beach County Commission later this year with its zoning application. “I don’t want to be underbudgeting on an item just because we don’t want to increase taxes,” she said. “I think it’s important that we be conservative, and it’s better if we have excess money than not enough money.” Robinson said he would have an amended budget ready for board members’ review a week before the July 18 meeting.
it into Royal Palm Beach, and then the rest of the majority of the district. She has brought in and encouraged the diversity we see in our schools, and it’s amazing. Marcia is a great partner, and we work together hand in hand.” Andrews was also re-elected without opposition last Friday, as were fellow school board members Karen Brill and Erica Whitfield. “I love that us four women are returning to serve together,” McKinlay said. McKinlay is aware of the rarity of winning re-election to the county commission unopposed, having gone through a hotly
contested election process four years ago. “I think running unopposed means that the majority of my constituents think I’m making progress and truly see that I’m doing my best, even if there are disagreements,” she said. “I have been really accessible to my constituents, and I think that really goes a long way. The most important thing I can do is make myself available to people, and I believe it has [resulted in] my constituents being able to trust me and feel comfortable with my position.” When asked what in her first term as commissioner she was
most thankful for and had learned the most from, McKinlay said she continues to learn from her constituents. “I’m thankful for the number of people who have continuously reached out to me searching for education on subjects that they want to know more about,” McKinlay said. “I’m also honestly thankful for my critics. My critics are honest people, and they always take their time to educate me on their personal views. This really has and will always keep me balanced. I hope to keep this balance in the district and the county for the next four years.”
UNDERWOOD GETS AWARD
Loxahatchee Groves Town Manager Bill Underwood was the 2018 recipient of the Florida Government Finance Officers Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The award was presented at a conference in Orlando on Tuesday, June 19. Underwood has been an active member and contributor to the FGFOA for 38 years, serving as a past president. The award commemorates his years of service and commitment to excellence in government. He is shown here with Linda Davidson, finance director of the City of Boca Raton and past president of the National Government Finance Officers Association.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Use Existing Big Box Stores For Community Space Needs
Editor’s note: The following letter is addressed to the Wellington Village Council. A copy was sent to the Town-Crier for publication. Dear Council Members: Over the past year, there have been significant issues and concerns that could be cured with additional space. The recent article in the Town-Crier about not enough room at the Wellington Community Center, requiring the Wellington Seniors Club to consider capping membership (Wellington Seniors Club Change Concerns Committee Members, June 22), has been an ongoing concern, as has the second-floor location of the meeting area the seniors are expected to use. Recent concerns over who is on our school properties is a major national concern, and placing voting precincts in schools is just inviting trouble in our divided society. Other public spaces, such as libraries, fire stations, etc. no longer are safe voting locations. We see around America national disasters with the need for emer-
gency shelter, and in Wellington, we do not have a sizable location, and some day we will not dodge the hurricane bullet. So here is my “Effective Solution.” That solution is one of the empty big box stores in the mall area, such as the old Circuit City store. It’s approximately 33,000 square feet of air-conditioned space, restroom facilities in place, electrical run through the floors and everything else needed to create flexible community space. It would meet the needs of our growing senior population, as it cures the problems they have at the community center. Not only would they have a place to meet, but also a place for senior recreation. Regarding voting concerns in our increasingly divisive world, placing all Wellington voting precincts in one location allows far greater security then having them spread all through Wellington. The mall is basically in the center of Wellington, so it is quickly accessible to all. Regarding an emergency housing location, again the location is perfect due to it being on two major arteries with quick access to Wellington Regional Medical Center. Our village manager loves to use the term “thinking outside of the box.” In this case, we are think-
ing out of the big box. I would be proud to assist in this effort. Mike Nelson, President Effective Solutions Wellington
Okeechobee Speed Limit Not Safe
I sent the following e-mail to Palm Beach County Traffic Engineering on May 12, and received their reply on May 16, that Okeechobee Blvd. is under the control of the Town of Loxahatchee Groves and to contact them. On May 16, I e-mailed the same letter to all five members of the town council. While the county had a quick response, none of Loxahatchee Groves council members seem to have the courtesy to do likewise, six weeks and counting. The speed limit on Okeechobee Blvd. between Royal Palm Beach Elementary School and Loxahatchee Groves Elementary School has been set too low. For decades, it was 45 mph. The Town of Loxahatchee Groves stated the speed limit would be lowered from 45 to 30 in exchange for the town doing the road maintenance. That argument is now a moot point, since the road has recently been
re-paved via the one-penny sales tax. Loxahatchee Groves has been having discussions concerning the fact that they don’t have sufficient funds to maintain interior roads, so for them to pay to maintain Okeechobee is not realistic. Okeechobee west of Loxahatchee Groves Elementary is 45 mph, and the surroundings are no different than what is east of the school. I read where the mayor stated that he hoped that the lower speed limit would cause more businesses to be noticed. I already know where the businesses are, and the lower speed limit has caused me to no longer shop at the Red Barn and Sherwin-Williams Paint because of having to travel miles at a non-realistic speed limit. As a 40plus year law enforcement officer, including traffic enforcement and traffic homicide, I am aware that an artificially low speed limit is dangerous. Sandy Molenda Loxahatchee
Changes To RPB Ed Board
In response to Mrs. Sally Balch’s comments about the new resolution of the Royal Palm Beach Education Advisory Board (Royal Palm EAB Deserves Thanks, June 15), some clarifications need to
be made. First and foremost, decisions that are made impact the entire village and need to take into account all 38,000 of us. The June 7 council meeting agenda was publicized the same way all council meetings are publicized — a week in advance on the village web site (www.royalpalmbeach.com), official social media outlets, and the Mayor’s Vector. In addition, I posted the information on various Facebook community pages June 1 with a reach of 592 residents, and on Nextdoor to 3,466 residents. There were several points changed with the new resolution that I think are very good: staggered terms, all meetings to be televised (previously the annual planning meeting wasn’t), the board selects the chairman and vice chair versus the council liaison, board members are a liaison to one of the seven schools in Royal Palm Beach, each school will be showcased, and the chair shall have an initiative. There were several other points
that I didn’t agree with: not all residents are eligible, residents that are current educators or employees at schools, even outside the village, are not eligible, and “a person or their outside employer or business that is under contract with or provides services to the school board or charter school” can serve on the EAB. I voted the exact opposite of “attempting to exclude all future applicants with any day-to-day knowledge of operation with the Palm Beach County School District.” In addition, having a child that attends an RPB public school is the exact opposite of “not a strong supporter of public education.” In the end, I voted against the resolution. Mrs. Balch and I agree on one thing: thank you Klemie, Renatta, David and Lynn for your service. Please watch the meeting at www.royalpalmbeach.com/civicmedia. Selena Smith, Vice Mayor Royal Palm Beach
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ROTARY CLUB OF WELLINGTON HOLDS INSTALLATION AND AWARDS BANQUET
The Rotary Club of Wellington held its 38th anniversary awards banquet and installation of officers for 2018-19 on Saturday, June 23 at the Wanderers Club. Incoming President Tom Carreras took over the gavel from outgoing President Debbie Sanacore. The installation was led by Wellington Mayor Anne Gerwig. Learn more at www.wellingtonrotary.org. PHOTOS BY DENISE FLEISCHMAN/TOWN-CRIER
Randy and Leslie Pfeiffer with Barbara and Dr. Wes Boughner. 2018-19 Board of Directors: Interact Coordinator Don Gross, President-Elect Dr. Debi Yohn, Director Randy Pfeiffer, Director Susan Odell, Treasurer John Thomas, Community Service Coordinator Maggie Zeller, Immediate Past President Debbie Sanacore, President Tom Carreras, Vice President Larry Kemp and Membership Coordinator David Salley.
Paul Harris Fellow Awards were given to Mark Candreva, Harvey Levine, Stephen Deinema and Dr. Gerry Purdy.
Debbie Sanacore, Gregory McBowman, and Wellington Mayor Anne and Alan Gerwig.
Debbie Sanacore and Susan Odell with Mickey and Liz Smith.
Dr. John Haslett gets the “Always Shows Up Award” from Debbie Sanacore.
Service Above Self Award winner Maggie Zeller with Debbie Sanacore.
Service Above Self Award winner David Salley with Debbie Sanacore.
Rookie of the Year Dr. Gerry Purdy with Debbie Sanacore.
Service Above Self Award winner Tom Eastwood with Debbie Sanacore.
Debbie Sanacore receives the President’s Thank You Gift from Don Gross.
Ravi Culbertson and Joanne Dee.
Incoming President Tom Carreras addresses the club.
Service Above Self Award winner Barry Manning with Debbie Sanacore.
Larry Kemp accepts the Rotarian of the Year Award.
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When Something Goes Wrong, Danny’s Septic Is There To Help
By M. Dennis Taylor Town-Crier Staff Report Ask a neighbor if he knows a good guy in the septic business and you might be surprised to learn that “the guy” is a lady. Laura Camhi is the first and only female septic tank contractor in Palm Beach County. She is the owner of Danny’s Septic Service, a leading player in the “potty industry.” Camhi has been in the septic industry since 1986. She previously owned a franchise, which she sold, starting Danny’s Septic Service in 2000. She became state licensed herself seven years ago. “I have my work cut out for me. People don’t take females as seriously. I have to work extra hard, three times as hard, as a man to earn the same credibility,” Camhi said. “I had been running the business even when I had a partner. I see that at trade shows with other companies. The women are making the business work behind the scenes, and their husbands act as the face of the businesses… That’s why I always wear sneak-
ers instead of heels — flexibility on the go.” Danny’s Septic Service has 12 employees, many of whom have been with the firm more than 15 years. They operate numerous vehicles, and Camhi rattles them off like they were pets: “Three pumpers, a dump truck, two Caterpillars, a Kubota trenching machine and a digger, a Ford F-550 to haul machinery, a Ford van for cleaning clogged drains and several others.” Camhi learned her management style not from college business courses, but in a more personal way. “Having a family is like owning a business,” she said of her 100 percent ownership of her firm. “I call the employees ‘my kids,’ and having a female in charge is better for the employees and the clients. We are more caring and on-point compared to men, and we pay more attention to detail.” She continued that a woman’s touch means they treat customers’ homes like they were their own, and the customers themselves like they would want to be treated. “Our guys are clean and
knowledgeable and never try to sell things the customer doesn’t need,” she said. “No one works on a commission in our company.” Danny’s Septic Service is not a franchise, so there are no additional franchise fees. When a customer calls in, they can talk to the owner. Customer service is important to Camhi, and the company has an AAA rating with the Better Business Bureau, is on Angie’s List of Super Service and has more good reviews in the septic industry than any other firm in the region. “Some have reviewed us as the finest and most efficient, fairpriced septic service in the area,” Camhi said. “That’s what we strive for every day.” Everyone at Danny’s Septic Service works hard to be the best at what they do, she said. “I believe our people and their unbridled dedication to the customer is what truly sets us apart,” Camhi said. “A company is nothing without the goodness and heartfelt devotion of its employees.”
Danny’s Septic Service owner Laura Camhi thrives in a traditionally male industry.
Camhi has found an added benefit to her female-owned company. “Interestingly, it is usually a female who calls to make arrangements for septic problems,” she said. “They are happy to deal with a woman in the office who is knowledgeable.” Usually Camhi will know what the client needs after a quick phone call. “Maybe 99 percent of the time, we can tell what they need, based on the issue,” she said. “We offer free estimates and up-front pricing, so customers know what it’s going to cost before they commit.” She also makes recommendations to help keep costs down for clients. “I had a person call at 3 a.m. because their washer was backing up in the shower,” Camhi recalled. “Rather than send a crew out with emergency night rates, I had them stop running the water, and the service people came in the morning so there was no premium charge.” Danny’s Septic Service is licensed to work all over Florida, but the cost of transporting the equipment means that they do most of their work from Boca Raton to Martin County, with a heavy focus on the western communities. “The majority of our residential work is in the Wellington area, where we also do restaurants, clubs, laundries and barns,” Camhi said, explaining that on horse farms, they install horsehair interceptors, which is basically a septic tank for horse’s hair. “We offer everything from repairs and maintenance to completely new systems,” she said. “We want people to use us for the maintenance, which is very important to the longevity of the septic system. Septic tanks are out of sight and out of mind, until there is a problem. Maintenance can keep those problems away. Things like having a pump-out every oneto-three years, bacterial additives
Owner Laura Camhi with one of the pump trucks. that help prevent back-ups, minor repairs of inlet or outlet if they are backed-up, as well as drain cleaning when necessary all help a system last.” When the need arises, Danny’s Septic Service offers commercial and residential services including: septic tank pumping, installations and replacement; system inspections and evaluations for real estate purchase or sale; lift station pumping and servicing; grease trap pumping and cleaning; drain-field repair or replacement; and Florida Department of Health 4015 inspections. “We even give clients the number of the health department to combat misinformation that some
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firms have put out there about septic systems,” Camhi said. “Customers can hear the facts directly from the ones who govern the industry.” Danny’s Septic Service is open daily with 24-hour emergency calls, and the phone is always answered by a live, knowledgeable person. The company offers promotional specials of $10 off any service they offer for Angie’s List customers, service referrals and readers who mention this article, until July 31. Details apply; customers should ask when they call. For more info., call (561) 6891555 or visit www.dannys-septic. com.
FUN TIME AT LEG-UP HORSE CAMP AT CASPEREY STABLES IN LOX GROVES
Throughout the summer, Casperey Stables in Loxahatchee Groves is offering its Leg-Up Horse Camp for boys and girls ages 7 to 14. The camp offers kids the opportunity to learn about horses in a safe environment. The main focus of the camp is horses, and it includes daily activities such as trail rides, horse care and games that revolve around horses. Campers learn from a variety of experienced professionals, such as farriers and equine dentists. Learn more at www.caspereystables.com. PHOTOS BY EVE ROSEN/TOWN-CRIER
Counselors in Training Brooke Kaplan, Dounia Canbas and Sarah Garfield.
Ellie Samarias signs Old McDonald in front of campers.
Hannah Frontier is participating in horse camp.
Sarah Garfield with Taz.
Ellie Samarias kisses Smokey the horse on the nose.
Hannah Frontier riding Dancer.
Paige Millien on Taz.
Jayden Bernhardt, Alexia Cooper and Aubrie Carmer.
FLARA Meeting Set For July 2
The Western Communities Chapter of the Florida Alliance for Retired Americans will meet Monday, July 2 at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church (12500 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington). The business meeting begins at noon, and new members are always welcome. The program starts at 1 p.m. and will focus on available senior services in Wellington and Royal Palm Beach featuring representatives from Wellington Cares, Royal Palm Beach and Home Health Care. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call Nancy Tanner at (561) 793-9677.
RPB Mayor’s Firecracker Golf Tournament
Royal Palm Beach’s annual Mayor’s Firecracker Golf Tournament will take place Wednesday, July 4 at the Madison Green Country Club. The scramble format tourna-
NEWS BRIEFS ment will begin with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. and includes cart and green fees, a 50/50 raffle, prizes, a longest drive contest, a closest to the pin contest and a barbecue lunch. Golfers are asked to pre-register at either the Royal Palm Beach Recreation Center (100 Sweet Bay Lane) or the Madison Green Golf Club (2001 Crestwood Blvd. North). Register today to reserve your foursome and/or tee sponsorship in advance and provide your business or organization with great exposure. The cost for the tournament is $75 per player, $300 per foursome and $100 for a hole sponsorship. For more information, call the Royal Palm Beach Recreation Center at (561) 790-5124. Call the Madison Green Country Club at (561)-784-5225 for golf course information.
Women’s Group To Meet July 12
The Women of the Western Communities will hold its last meeting of the season on Thursday,
July 12 at the Wellington National Golf Club, located at 400 Binks Forest Drive. Happy hour starts at 6 p.m. Attendees should be checked in by 6:30 p.m., as dinner will start shortly thereafter. Wellington National will be holding a fundraiser for the club during the meeting in the Champions Bistro. Raffle tickets will be sold for several baskets that will be made by the board of directors. Check your liquor cabinets for unopened bottles to donate for the baskets. At the meeting, club members will be making “towel bears.” All materials will be provided. The “towel bears” will be given to the children at Harmony House. The monthly donation for Harmony House is books and DVDs for children and women at the shelter. RSVP by July 7 to Lynda Chicano at lyndachicanowwc@gmail. com. For additional information, visit www.womenofthewestern communities.org.
Fishing Tourney Returns July 4
The 28th annual Western Com-
munities Ed Singlton Memorial Fourth of July Family Fishing Tournament will be held Wednesday, July 4 from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Royal Palm Beach Commons Park. All fishing must be done at the park’s lake. There is no pre-registering; all young anglers must register in person at the Commons Park main pavilion before fishing on the day of the event. The event will be divided into five age groups (6 and under, 7 to 9, 10 to 12, 13 to 15 and parent/ child team) and two categories (bass and other). Grass carp is not allowed. The weigh-in deadline for bass is 11 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. for other fish. The awards presentation will be at noon. Bass must be weighedin live. Participants must provide their own rod, reel and tackle. Live worms available at registration. The fishing tournament is presented by the Royal Palm Bassmasters and made possible by sponsors State Farm Agent Barnie Walker, Visual Images, Boonies, Bass Pro Shops, Van Dell Jewelers, Treasure Pools, Hendrick Services, 4 Points Market, Yel-
lowfin Builders, Anderson Moore Construction and Advanced Muffler & Brake.
Expungement Workshop Gives Area Youth A Fresh Start
On Thursday, June 21, the Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office assisted 70 young people in the community with applications for expungement, helping youth with low-level, non-violent arrests achieve a fresh start for future education and employment. This initiative from State Attorney Dave Aronberg is part of an ongoing effort to allow youth under age 21 with minor offenses to become productive, taxpaying citizens while reducing recidivism and the need for public assistance. “Programs like this are good for our community, as it keeps our streets safer, saves tax dollars and provides young people with minor transgressions an opportunity to get an education and find a job,” Aronberg said.
State Attorney’s Office staff, along with representatives from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, the Palm Beach County Clerk’s Office and the Board of County Commissioners, hosted the first workshops at the State Attorney’s main office in downtown West Palm Beach and the North County satellite office in Palm Beach Gardens. Aronberg added that an additional 30 to 35 young people were set to participate in another set of workshops at the State Attorney’s offices in Delray Beach and Belle Glade on June 28. After the expungement applications are completed, participants must still be approved by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. If approved, the youth are allowed to avoid reporting their arrest record when filling out most applications for school or employment. Anyone under the age of 21 who qualifies for expungement and is interested in attending a future workshop should e-mail the State Attorney’s Office at StateAttorney@sa15.org to request a preliminary application.
June 29 - July 5, 2018
CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE HOLDS WHIP FIGHT
On June 13, the Civil War Round Table of Palm Beach received a lesson on how to fight with a whip. The guest speaker was Cindy Morrison, a whip artist and martial arts weapons champion. Whips were a common tool and sometimes a weapon during the American Civil War era. Her presentation also included information on the supply wagons that provided the Union and Confederate armies. The Civil War Round Table meets once a month at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center in Lake Worth. Learn more at www.civilwarroundtablepalmbeach.org. Shown above, Morrison demonstrates how to take a weapon away from an opponent, Mark Sharone. PHOTO BY LINDA SHARONE
Diana De Rosa Honored For Equine Photography
Professional equine photographer and Equus Film Festival co-organizer Diana De Rosa was presented with first place at the Press Club of Long Island’s annual awards in the category of “Non-Local Photo.” The photo was taken at a polo match during the 2017 International Polo Club season in Wellington. Second and third place went to photographers from Newsday, the well-respected daily newspaper on Long Island. The PCLI annual awards dinner was attended by more than 230 guests, where close to 300 awards were given out to first, second and third place winners. De Rosa, who has covered eight Olympic Games, joined co-host David North and Eileen Lehpamer, from News 12, to emcee this evening honoring the many award winners while also catching pictures throughout the night. The event was held at the Woodbury Country Club in Syosset. “I am thrilled to have achieved this honor,” De Rosa said. “My
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Strikes For Seagull A Striking Success
Friends and families spent an afternoon of bowling and bidding recently at Strikes for Seagull, which raised money for the programs of Seagull Services. The annual bowling fundraiser took place June 10 at Greenacres Bowl, where families and supporters bowled alongside the teens and adults with developmental disabilities in Seagull’s programs. “Strikes for Seagull is always a great afternoon because it’s like a Seagull family reunion,” Special Events Coordinator Elizabeth McDermott said. “No matter whether you bowled strikes or threw gutter balls, everyone had a great afternoon, and supporters got to meet some of the teens and adults that we serve.” In addition to bowling and pizza, the event included a silent auction with gift baskets and event tickets. Highlights included
(Above) Supporters Barry and Meredith Snader (right) with Nadia Palmer, Trasen Palmer, Andy Boney, Melissa Boney and Lelani Boney. (Right) Zachary Weber about to bowl. tickets to SeaWorld, Aquatica, the Palm Beach Zoo and lessons at the Vinceramos Therapeutic Riding Center. Seagull Services helps teens and adults with developmental disabilities find success and fulfillment
through advocacy and education, vocational and life skills training. Seagull also operates an assisted living residence on Singer Island, known as Seagull Place, and a charter school for middle and high school students, the Seagull
Academy for Independent Living (SAIL). Proceeds from Strikes for Seagull will help support after-school activities and educational field trips at SAIL. For more info., visit www.seagull.org.
Hoog Wins Theraplate Performance Award
The Gold Coast Dressage Association Summer Solstice show was held recently at the Palm Beach Equine Sports Complex featuring three top judges. The recipient of the TheraPlate Peak Performance Award at the event was adult amateur Kathryn Hoog aboard the 18-year-old gelding Tageslicht, better known as Tag. Hoog, a Loxahatchee local, came to the show with hopes to get a qualifying score for the USDF Regional Championships aboard her longtime partner. Hoog’s family had saved Tag’s mother from an ASPCA rescue organization and learned a lot from “the stubborn little mare.” Eventually Hoog decided to breed her to Hilda Gurney’s top stallion Leonidas.
After starting Tag under saddle and showing him successfully in training level, Tag had a 10-year hiatus, before coming back to Hoog three years ago, and for the past two years she has been back in the saddle enjoying him. The score of 67 percent that Hoog and Tag earned from judge Sue Mandas gave them a qualifying score for regionals at Third Level Freestyle. “We would like to try Fourth Level before going to regionals, and hopefully from there qualifying to go to nationals,” Hoog said. Hoog was ecstatic to be the recipient of the TheraPlate award, as she has had the chance to try one in the past and said Tag was a different horse after using it. “I am really looking forward to trying it again and hopefully
TheraPlate Peak Performance winner Kathryn Hoog aboard Tageslicht with the “pit crew.” getting one,” Hoog said. “Even because the TheraPlate can help though he is 18 years old, Tag that him out in countless ways.” acts like a 7-year-old. I am excited
Trustbridge Hospice Appoints New Board Members
Diana De Rosa passion for photography has taken me all over the world. This photo was taken during an exciting polo match where top national and international polo players fought hard for their teams. To be recognized for my photography means a lot to me. I post a lot of my photography for people to view on my web site at www.dianaderosa. com so that others can share in the beauty of the horse.”
The Trustbridge Hospice Foundation recently announced the election of Dr. Jeffrey Bishop, Neil Solomon and Meredith Tucker as the newest members of its board of directors. The Trustbridge Foundation serves as the philanthropic branch of Trustbridge and supports the specialized programs and services that Trustbridge provides. Bishop currently serves as the medical director of both Wellness Counseling and Residential Detox Services in Martin County and
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Solomon brings a wealth of knowledge from his years as a financial advisor, specializing in mutual funds and retirement plans. Before his retirement in 2007, Solomon held the position of senior vice president at Fidelity Investments. After graduating from Holy Cross College in 1980, he played minor league baseball for the Baltimore Orioles and Houston Astros organizations. Tucker is a certified public accountant in the entrepreneurial
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Transition To Life Academy Graduates 28
Nearly 100 family members, friends and other supporters showed up for the graduation of 28 Transition to Life Academy students at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center on Friday, June 1.
The Transition to Life Academy in Boynton Beach is the tuition-free public charter school of Gulfstream Goodwill Academies, operated by Gulfstream Goodwill Industries, serving youth 18 to
Goodwill’s Transition to Life Academy Class of 2018 graduated at the Lake Worth Scottish Rite Masonic Center June 1.
21 years old with intellectual disabilities. “Today isn’t just about graduation day, it’s about what you’re going to do next… taking what you’ve learned and putting your full abilities to work for a happy life,” Gulfstream Goodwill Industries President Marvin A. Tanck told the graduates. Tanck has been with the Goodwill family for 44 years and will be retiring at the end of the year. He has seen more than 364 students graduate from the school since its opening in 2004. This is the fifth year that the Scottish Rite has provided space for the school to hold its student graduation ceremony and luncheon. The Scottish Rite also provides space for the school to
hold special events, such as the student Valentine’s Day dance, throughout the year. “We are so very grateful for the relationship our school has with the Scottish Rite,” Director of Charter Schools Cindy Maunder said. “They are super supportive of our students, and we appreciate that so much. Community partnerships like these are very important to our school’s success.” Academy students in training programs receive a daily stipend, and transportation is provided. The school’s mission is to provide the skills necessary for adult life so that each individual will be an independent, self-sufficient and contributing member of the community. Learn more at www. gulfstreamgoodwill.org/charter.
PBC Schools Receive District Sustainability Award
The School District of Palm Beach County was recently announced as the winner of the District Sustainability Award by Magnet Schools of America. The District Sustainability Award is the highest award in the nation for a school district to receive regarding Magnet programs. “Our efforts as educators is to provide the very best for all our students and supporting them in their interests,” said Dr. Peter Licata, the district’s assistant superintendent of choice and innova-
tion. “Our world and workforce is changing, and by providing equity and sustainability in our programs, we set the pathway for all our students to become future leaders.” The award acknowledges a school district that exemplifies equity, excellence and diversity while sustaining magnet programs and schools. “Engage. Educate. Empower. That’s what we are all about, and we are proud of our ability to work diligently as a school district and community to make sure we
provide the necessary pathways for our students to be successful,” said Dr. Jeraline Johnson, the district’s director of choice and career options. “We will continue to strive for excellence, equity and sustainability with all of our choice and career programs.” From the original magnet schools Suncoast High School and Atlantic High School that started in 1989, to the recent K-8/ Dual Language Program at North Grade Elementary School set to open next year, the school district
has offered incredible, sustainable programs for all students. The district has more than 300 choice programs in more than 100 schools. “This Magnet Schools of America award recognizes the outstanding dedication and commitment of the educators in the choice and career academy programs to promote equity, excellence and diversity in their programs as they prepare all students for college and career,” said Sandra Wesson, manager of choice programs for the school district.
ROSARIAN PARTNERS WITH SCIENCE CENTER
The Rosarian Academy Lower School, in concert with the South Florida Science Center & Aquarium, celebrated gains in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) with Science Mania Day on Friday, May 18. More than 20 different STEAM activities were set up for kindergarten through fourth-grade students, including interactive experiments supporting the study of earth, life and physical sciences, as well as building and robotics projects. The Rosarian science lab was turned into an airboat simulation ride through the Florida Everglades, and there was a student showcase of science collections, reports and projects.
(Above left) First-graders Megan Stetson and Alexandra Nolff develop logical reasoning skills as they play Circuit Maize and gain an understanding of how circuits and electrical currents work. (Right) Fourth-graders Landon Ferguson, Grace Molina and Trey Wagner explore and make molecules using plastic atom models, then use the molecules to complete guided chemistry tasks.
Courtney Salter and Randi Scheitz join top fundraising students with the LLS donation.
Binks Forest Students Raise $5,590 For LLS
The students of Binks Forest Elementary School have made raising funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Palm Beach Chapter “elementary,” as evidenced by this year’s success. The school, which has participated in the society’s fundraising programs since 2011, exceeded its fundraising goal of $5,000 for 2018, raising more than $5,590 through the “Pennies for Patients” campaign. Palm Beach Children’s Hospital at St. Mary’s sponsored the Student Series this year. The Pennies for Patients campaign, a part of the LLS Student Series, organizes and energizes local students to raise funds for blood cancer patients through coin collection, online donations and selling blood drop icons to build
a “wall of hope” at their schools. The Binks Forest students and staff will receive their “Loyal Lincoln” award for supporting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for five consecutive years. Students who did an exceptional job of fundraising this year were honored during the school’s morning announcements program. Binks Forest has raised and contributed a total of $26,421.21 to LLS over the last seven years. “We are excited and humbled by the efforts of our youth,” LLS Executive Director Pamela Payne said. “The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Palm Beach Chapter is so thankful for the generosity of all the amazing students, teachers and administrators at Binks Forest Elementary.”
TKA Names Jennifer Ceppo To College Counseling Team
The King’s Academy recently announced that Jennifer Ceppo has accepted the position of college counselor at the school. Ceppo is a member of the American School Counselor Association, National Association for College Admission Counseling and North American Coalition for Christian Admissions Professionals. She is regularly a featured speaker in the area of financial aid and scholarships. Ceppo earned her bachelor’s degree in communications and psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University and her master’s of education degree with high distinction from Liberty University. She previously served as a senior
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Women of the Wellington Chamber held its Luau Summer Mixer on Thursday, June 21 at the European Wax Center Wellington. It was a night filled with wax specials, cocktails, refreshments and a summer look fashion show featuring fashions by Tyler Brooke and the Mixed Bag. The free event benefited Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control with guests bringing animal care items to donate. PHOTOS BY DENISE FLEISCHMAN/TOWN-CRIER
Barbara Cooke, Mixed Bag Manager Kathy Miller, Tonua Howell, Tyler Brooke owner Henry Mosley, Tonja Mosley, Melissa Payne, Samantha Rosen, Veronica May, Pam Tahan and Tammy Shiverdecker.
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Women of Wellington Chamber members Jenn Cohen, Jen Hernandez, Kathleen Williams, Lisa Banionis and Arlene Smith.
Tyler Brooke models Veronica May, Pam Tahan, Tonja Mosley, owner Henry Mosley, Melissa Payne and Samantha Rosen.
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BUILDING UP SPORTS ACADEMY HOLDS FLAG FOOTBALL SUMMER CAMP
Building Up Sports Academy ran a week-long flag football summer camp from Monday, June 25 through Friday, June 29. The camp was available for two age groups of both boys and girls, the itty-bitty age group ranged from 4 to 6 years old, and the all-star age group ranged from 7 to 13 years old. For more information, visit www.buildingupsportsacademy.com. PHOTOS BY DANI SALGUEIRO/TOWN-CRIER
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Coaches Cliff Gaily and Ali Maccoud gather with the camp participants during their final halftime of the day.
The yellow team works together before half-time.
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Realtors Take the Runway 2018 took place Wednesday, June 20 at the Wellington National Golf Club. The money raised was donated to the Hospice Trustbridge Foundation. The event, presented by Keller Williams Realty of Wellington and chaired by Maureen Gross, was designed to show how to dress professionally in South Florida. Local real estate agents modeled fashions provided by Dillard’s at the Mall at Wellington Green. WPTV news anchor Kelley Dunn served as master of ceremonies. PHOTOS BY DENISE FLEISCHMAN/TOWN-CRIER
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Toy-Buying Trip To Target Provides An Afternoon Of Excitement Just for fun, I took the grandkids to Target on Sunday with the express purpose of buying them each a toy. Because I am a grandma, I get to do that. But we do have a routine. I begin by piling them into a shopping cart where we rehash the reason they have to stay in there until we reach the toy department. I dramatically tell the story of when they were little and each ran off in a different direction, and I couldn’t catch them both at once. I was worried, worried, worried until a checkout girl found Skippy roaming around alone, almost crying. They love this story. “Were we bad?” they eagerly ask. “No, you weren’t bad,” I reply, just like
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This is where the Pokémon cards are located. I have tried to play Pokémon with Skippy on several occasions and have found it be to excruciating. I don’t understand the point system, don’t know how to use the energy cards and can’t identify any characters except Pikachu. Luckily, at age 5, Skippy knows only marginally more than I do. But he’s ecstatic to have my full attention for an hour or so while he gives me rambling instructions. At Target, he chooses a packet of cards (always the foil-wrapped ones) and then wants to immediately go home so he can play with them. But then there’s Tess. Tess shops like a girl. Namely, she looks at every single
item on offer in order to make sure she gets the very best thing. Skippy will never understand this. Pokémon is the very best thing — he came, he saw, he conquered. What is taking her so long? After perusing every item in every aisle of the toy section, Tess finally chooses a plastic tea set. As for me, I decide to pick up a fourpack of tomato soup on the way out. But wait! What’s that on the top shelf? Campbell’s now offers chicken noodle soup in cans adorned with Star Wars and Frozen characters! When I hand one to each child, their joy is insurmountable. I am instantly catapulted to the Grandma Hall of Fame. It’s a wrap. We head for the exit, everybody happy. A truly wonderful day.
New ‘Jurassic World’ Movie Has Great Effects, But Little Else
The problem with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is that it is essentially the same old, same old. The special effects, namely the dinosaurs, are even more spectacular than ever. But the storyline is the same as it has essentially been from the start: a pair of charming stars, plus at least one adorable child, wind up being chased by dinosaurs, which should have been locked up but somehow got out. The people controlling these beasts are awfully careless, aren’t they? And we, the audience, gets thrills and chills, knowing that the good guys will survive. Perhaps the plots would be stronger if the good guys get eaten some of the time! At least then we could really worry. In the new version, written by Derek Connolly and Colin Trevorrow, there are only dinosaurs left on Isla Nublar since humans have abandoned it (those nasty humans have objections to being eaten by large reptiles). Billionaire Benjamin Lock-
‘I’ On CULTURE By Leonard Wechsler wood (James Cromwell) wants to rescue the animals when the supposedly dormant volcano on the island becomes non-dormant and erupts, which would become another “extinction event.” He wants to provide a new sanctuary. For some reason, there is not all that much debate about that. Hey, why not have a raptor for a neighbor? Could having a brontosaurus or two walking along Okeechobee Blvd. screw up traffic even more? So, Lockwood sends animal behaviorist Owen (Chris Pratt) and his annoying girl-
friend, former park manager Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) to the island to stage a rescue. At least by this time, Claire has learned enough to not wear high-heeled shoes, so she can run from the dinos a bit better. Add to the fun, Lockwood has an evil assistant (like all movie billionaires, of course) named Eli (Rafe Spall), who wants to weaponize the animals. Of course, they’re still pretty fierce, but with some work, they will just be harder to kill. Then he would be able to sell them off to international arms dealers. There is a sub-plot taking place at the Lockwood estate in California where we get the required child in danger. Actually, things don’t look great for the little girl at the best of times. Maisie (Isabella Sermon) has Lockwood for a guardian, but she looks lost in his big house as she wanders around with no supervision at all. There is also a new kind of dinosaur around, a bit different from the others,
but still terrifying, so that she can be appropriately horrified, and we can worry about her. The whole film seems to be an exercise trying to “do good.” Is it about animal rights? The dinosaurs here are the good guys. Yes, they attack each other and go after the humans, but since humans are bad… Of course, it could also be about climate change and how species could be wiped out. And it might even be a political metaphor about immigration. Why should we not allow those poor velociraptor kids to come into the country? I prefer this last version. There could be a debate on whether a wall would keep out the dinos and Congress could try to create camps for them. I actually prefer the idea of having politicians racing down Pennsylvania Avenue with a herd of raptors right after them, chomping up one after the other. The pols would probably be debating the need to have
other citizens become food while they become a protected group. The worst part is that I was thinking all these things while actually watching the film because the plot was so thin. The special effects are spectacular. But nothing at all compares to the wonder we all felt long ago at the first film, when Steven Spielberg had Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum see dinosaurs for the first time. That first look, primitive as it was compared to what is produced today, was awesome. Now we’re used to it. The cast was OK. Pratt is charming, Howard a bit less annoying than in the last one. Goldblum was Goldblum. Sermon was really good in probably the only part that required actual acting. If you’re into the whole Jurassic thing, go see the movie. But you can pretty much see the same story at home on television with the older versions. The film is OK, but really derivative.
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Job-A-Palooza: The Arc’s Speed Job Search You’ve heard of speed dating? Well, welcome to speed jobbing! Job-A-Palooza is a fast-paced job training event that gives candidates the opportunity to learn about possible careers and meet potential employers. The Arc of Palm Beach County is hosting the event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9 at the Palm Beach Gardens campus of Palm Beach State College. The Arc has recruited local businesses and organizations that want to hire people with disabilities. Each company will help participants to complete a task, then judge them on the quality or speed of their performance, depending on the task. For example, a candidate may be asked to bag items for a grocery store, roll silverware for a restaurant, or detail a vehicle for
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Sales Of Mid-Priced Single Family Homes Increase Countywide
The sales of Palm Beach County single family homes ranging from $400,000 to $599,999 realized a 14 percent year-over-year increase in May, while home sales over one million decreased by .8 percent, according to recently released real estate market reports. Overall, closed sales decreased 2.7 percent, with cash transactions at -12.1 percent and the median sales price up by 5.7 percent to $354,000. The median time to contract increased 2.1 percent to 49 days. Additionally, inventory (active listings) decreased 2 percent, and the months’ supply of inventory remained the same
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The project, scheduled for completion by mid-July, will pave the way for young, genetically valuable lions to form the core of a breeding pride at the park. This new pride consists of three females and two males. Lion Country Safari looks forward to future years of successful breeding and the birth of cubs in 2019.
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Specialty Coffee Roaster Oceana Coffee Launches New ‘Cup Of Kindness’ Program
Local specialty coffee roaster, wholesaler and retailer Oceana Coffee is launching a program called “A Cup of Kindness,” where each quarter Oceana Coffee customers select one of three charities to receive a $500 donation. The new program involves customers at the Oceana Coffee Café in Tequesta dropping one bean per purchase into the coffee cup of their choice sporting the logo of the organization that they would like to see receive the $500. At the end of the quarter, the bean-votes are tallied and Oceana Coffee owners Amy and Scott Angelo cut the check. “Businesses can tend to overuse the idea of ‘giving back to the community,’” Amy said. “But when you find yourself not just in the position to be able to do so, but also feel in your heart that you want to help folks less fortunate than yourself, the way we feel,
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continued from page 1 for four of the five seats is a proxy vote by acreage. After the proxies were counted and dependency confirmed, Kane read a letter from Loxahatchee Groves Mayor Dave Browning thanking the board for their confidence in the town’s ability to move the district and town forward together. Browning asked district officials and employees to be present at a meeting the following day for the official transition of district management to the town. “I understand that there has been much concern regarding the operations of the district and would like the opportunity to start the new dependent district of the Town of Loxahatchee Groves by asking the existing district employees to report to work tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. directly at town hall,” Browning’s letter stated. Supervisor Laura Danowski said that she was thrilled that the community is waking up and taking a more active role in their government. “I firmly believe that we are in the situation that we’re in because we’ve been asleep at the wheel for too long and left the burden of government to the same 10, 12 or 15 people over the last many years,” Danowski said. “I definitely want
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continued from page 1 munity to run again. “I feel like I listen to what they want, and that’s what I’m there for,” she said. Hager’s challenger Carter did not return calls for comment. SEAT 2 Tim Sayre, past president of the Acreage Landowners’ Association, who was appointed to fill Dunkley’s seat after his untimely passing earlier this year, was unopposed in his bid for the remaining two years of the term. “I was appointed to Gary’s seat, so I figured I should just continue to fill his seat because that’s what the board’s wishes were,” Sayre said. “I’m looking into finances and different things, working with them on the R3 plan for the roads that we’re going to pave and seeing about the best way to handle all the expenses of that, and drainage. I’ve been asking all the right questions, I think, of the manager to see where we need to focus all of our efforts.” Sayre stepped down as ALA president after he was appointed to the ITID board because he did not feel it was right to also lead the group that serves as a watchdog for the community, but he feels that experience qualified him as a supervisor. “I’ve gone to every ITID meeting except one for three years now, so I’ve been on top of what they have been going over and what they’ve been talking about, and what they felt needed to be done or not done, so I think I come in with a pretty good knowledge of what’s going to need to be done,”
to see more people participating. That’s the only way we’re going to get through this together. I’m very excited that we’re going to have one government.” Supervisor Connie Bell said it was a pleasure to have served on the board. “I have learned a lot. I’ve met a lot of people, and it has been a real eye-opener for me that we definitely need to get involved in the local government,” Bell said. “That’s where it starts.” Supervisor Karen Piesley said that she is looking forward to the changes and was sure that the town can pull together to accomplish what the outgoing board had set out to do, to fix the roads and canals. “Thank you. I appreciate having been able to serve on this board,” Piesley said. Supervisor Simon Fernandez said he is very proud to have served the community. “Thank you all for coming and getting involved,” Fernandez said. “Look to the future to resolve the issues and definitely get involved in your local committees and meetings.” Kane reminded the supervisors that they have to be at town hall the following day to officially hand over the reins of the district to the Loxahatchee Groves Town Council. “I am thrilled at the enormity of the turnout,” she said. “This is a record in our town. We have never had this many landowners vote, and that shows people are
getting involved, and that’s what we really want.” The following morning, supervisors and a roomful of people met at town hall to officially hand over district control. Council members were sworn in as the new LGWCD supervisors by Town Clerk Virginia Walton. Several resolutions were read and approved that included the town acknowledging the results of the referendum; an interlocal agreement for the town to provide the district’s services; that the district manager report to the town manager on district matters; for the town clerk to serve as district secretary; for the town engineer to be the district engineer and the town attorney to be the district’s attorney; confirming that all rights, actions, orders and contracts of the district continue in full force under the jurisdiction of the town; and that district staff will continue employment with their current terms. During council comment, Councilwoman Phillis Maniglia said that she would like to see the culverts blown out. “We’re going to have more rain,” Maniglia said. “I know the previous board had instructed moving forward… so I would like to see that completed.” She also pointed out that the berm separating the road from the canal that the district had removed from A Road is now exposed to traffic that could potentially drive into the canal. “I would like to see those berms somehow replaced,” Maniglia
Sayre said. “Obviously there is still plenty of stuff to learn.” SEAT 3 Jordano said that he is well placed with the community, running a local business and having a long community service background. “I’ve been out here for 20 years in The Acreage and ran a successful business in the community,” he said. “I see a lot of things happening in the community, good and bad, and I think we need stability, honesty and a business sense to help run the board to get it going in the right direction.” Jordano plans to only serve one four-year term and turn it over to someone else. “I just want to give my expertise and my leadership abilities to try to improve morale and stability of the board, from the employment of the executive director down to the guys in the field, to get this ship going in the right direction, and then, hopefully, it will take care of itself,” he said. Jordano said that he is concerned about how there has not been a manager that has stayed for more than a couple of years, and some members of the board have tried to overstep their role by going around the manager. “This is a part-time job for people who should be community-motivated to do the right thing, not make a career out of it, not make it a full-time job, just direct and get out of the way,” he said. Jordano served on the board of the Palms West Chamber of Commerce, which is now the Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce. He also served as president of the Royal Palm Beach Rotary Club and has been involved with life insurance
groups at the state and federal level. Martin has lived in the western communities about 14 years, first in Wellington and more recently in The Acreage. “I absolutely love it out in Loxahatchee, and I love the people, and I started going to the board meetings a while ago, really just to learn about everything that was going on in the area, and I realized that a lot of things were really not getting done as they should if the board was running it in the proper way,” she said. “I felt like I should try to help things be better for the people out here because it’s really a special area.” Martin said she would like to see a board that works more cohesively rather than see members trying to fulfill their own agendas. She wants to preserve the community lifestyle, but also work with nearby developers since they are not going to go away. “It’s pretty hard to stop development completely, but there’s definitely a way to be working with them in order to make things better for our community,” Martin said. “There has been a lot of dissention on the board the last couple of years.” Martin added that she is friends with County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay, who got her interested in local government. “I’m fascinated with how the area is growing and how it’s affecting everybody, and I’d like to be able to make a change and make people feel like they’re not being completely ruined by all of the development,” she said. SEAT 5 Johnson, who works for a family-owned produce farm in Belle Glade, has lived in the area for about a year and a half and wants
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said, adding that cutouts for drainage need to be restored on the roads. “Therefore, when we have the rains, the water has someplace to go. That’s my honey-do list for the day.” Councilman Dave DeMarois said he appreciated people coming out to view the transition. “I appreciate that everything went smoothly and that the board was very cooperative on this,” said DeMarois, who served for many years on the LGWCD board. Councilwoman Joyce Batcheler thanked the former district board for the work they had done to put the transition in place. She added that she hoped the former supervisors would be helpful to the town in completing the transition.
Councilman Todd McLendon thanked the former board, especially Kane, for their work in accomplishing the transition. “She stepped up to the plate with this,” McLendon said. “I’m amazed at how fast she made this happen.” He also thanked Town Attorney Michael Cirullo for preparing the resolutions transferring control of the district to the town. “I don’t think we’ve ever passed so many things on our agenda so fast,” McLendon said. He also welcomed the district employees to the town, which previously contracted all services. “You guys are officially the first employees of the Town of Loxa-
hatchee Groves,” McLendon said. “We’ve never had employees until 20 minutes ago.” McLendon agreed that the road cutouts need to be done and was thankful that the district was there to do it rather than contractors. Browning said he was looking forward to a good relationship serving the people of Loxahatchee Groves and thanked Town Manager Bill Underwood and Cirullo for putting the transition together. “I don’t think I’ve ever moved through this stuff quite this quickly,” Browning said. “The responsibility comes on us, so let’s do what we can, let’s work together and make this community the best it can be.”
to be involved in the community. “We bought a house, we live out here now and plan to raise a family,” he said. “There’s so much going on, and I’d like to be right there on top of everything.” He said the peaceful, rural atmosphere is what drew him to The Acreage, and he has been trying to keep up with local events through the local Facebook pages and the newspapers. “It seems like the people have a lot to say, and I feel like a lot of the beliefs that I’m reading about, I have the same feeling,” he said. “By no means am I a politician, I just want to be a voice for the people. There’s so much influx of growth, and things like the City of Westlake, and a lot of people are concerned… I figured it would be a good opportunity to try to help.” Johnson said that he is active with agricultural groups relating to the work he does with produce
farms, such as Farm Credit, the Farm Bureau and the Young Farmers & Ranchers of America. He recently completed a leadership program to learn how to make a difference in the Glades where the topics included water management. Rivera is a longtime area resident and active with the Acreage Horseman’s Association, currently serving as its president. “I have been involved for years and years with the community,” Rivera said. “Some people are dreamers and some people are achievers. The only difference in the two is action, and that’s where I come in. Any time you want something done, I speak action. That’s exactly what I believe, that I’m going be a good person on the board because I’m an action guy. I’m not a dreamer and just talk and talk. I say what I want to do, and I do what I say.”
As a horse owner, he wants to get the equestrian community more involved. “I really want to bring the equestrians more into our community,” Rivera said. “I see it fading away, and a lot of people are not happy with that. Really, we’re losing it little by little, but that’s only one of the issues.” Traffic accidents are also a major concern. “There are so many accidents and loss of life in these accidents,” Rivera said. “Obviously there’s something wrong with what’s here. I know in the past, they have done traffic studies, and it just goes back on the shelf after spending all the money on the studies. I want to know why, and maybe I don’t know the reason. Maybe it can’t be done, but I want to know what we can do. If it can’t be done, then that’s what it is, but if there’s something we can do, we need to do it.”
program will aid seniors by providing services of transportation and staff assistance. The program will also meet other needs and concerns, such as issues seniors experience in healthcare, elder abuse and Social Security. “What we are doing here is looking to put this senior referral program under the umbrella of Young at Heart, [which] is consistent with all of our other programs,” Recchio said. Judy Kohler, who is one of the six members leading the referral program, thanked the council and village staff for their help and support throughout the process of getting the program together. “We are now looking forward to [mapping] out a plan to do our
marketing and outreach so that people are aware of us,” Kohler said. “We already have six volunteers and have put together a list of places where we need to go and [spread the word]. We are ready to see the bumps in the road and what works and what doesn’t.” Pinto praised the volunteers for devoting their time to putting together a program that will help seniors beyond typical needs. “Clearly, this is all about volunteerism,” he said. “The vision of the council eight or nine months ago was to see a volunteer program — that you have come up with — to be part of the Young at Heart model. And, believe me, you will get the kind of support to be effective and make a difference.”
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continued from page 1 Mayor Fred Pinto said. “It’s something we’ve all been working on for a number of months, and I’m glad to see we’re at a point of moving forward with this.” Seniors can expect public notice of the program’s initiation on the village’s web site by July 1. Also on the agenda regarding seniors was the Young at Heart Senior Referral Program. The council approved the modification of the club’s bylaws to include the new referral program. As explained by Parks & Recreation Director Lou Recchio, the
COMMUNITY CALENDAR Saturday, June 30 • The South Florida Fair Garage Sale, benefiting local nonprofit organizations, will be held on Saturday, June 30 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more info., contact Kayla Cawley at (561) 790-5219 or kayla@southfloridafair. com. • The Loxahatchee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association will hold a clip and walk at Okeeheelee Park Nature Center (7715 Forest Hill Blvd.) on Saturday, June 30 at 7:30 a.m. Call (561) 963-9906 for more info. • The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host Fun With Coding for ages 7 and up on Saturday, June 30 at 10 a.m. Learn to code with Coder Dojo mentors. Laptops will be provided, and personal laptops are also allowed. Parents must remain with children during the activity. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register. • The Okeeheelee Nature Center (7715 Forest Hill Blvd.) will host Geology 101 for ages 8 and up on Saturday, June 30 at 10:30 a.m. Call (561) 233-1400 to pre-register. • The fifth annual Palm Beach Haitian-American Music & Food Fest be will at the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center on Saturday, June 30 starting at 5 p.m. For more info., visit www.palmbeachhaitianfest. com. • The Palm Beach County Economic Crimes Unit will hold its third annual Casino Night Fundraiser on Saturday, June 30 to raise money for law enforcement scholarships. The event will be held at the Palm Beach County PBA Hall from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $60 per person or $100 per couple and include gaming chips, hors d’oeuvres and two drink tickets. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Erin Giannotti at (561) 688-4076 or firstname.lastname@example.org. • The Wellington Amphitheater will host a free Blues Brothers Soul Band concert on Saturday, June 30 at 8 p.m. Visit www. wellingtonfl.gov for more info. Monday, July 2 • Wellington will host an Abraham Lincoln and Gettysburg Exhibit at the Wellington Community Center (12150 W. Forest Hill
Blvd.). The exhibit will be on display for public viewing Monday, July 2 through Friday, July 6. The public is invited to attend a free opening reception on Monday, July 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. For more info., call the Wellington Community Center at (561) 753-2484. • The Western Communities Chapter of the Florida Alliance for Retired Americans will meet Monday, July 2 at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church (12500 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington). The business meeting begins at noon, and new members are welcome. The program begins and 1 p.m. and will focus on available senior services in Wellington and Royal Palm Beach. For more info., call Nancy Tanner at (561) 793-9677. • The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Libraries Rock: Rock Painting for ages 14 and up on Monday, July 2 at 2 p.m. Have you seen the painted rocks hiding around town? Paint your own rocks to hide and spread joy to others. Materials will be provided. Call (561) 681-4100 to pre-register. • The Loxahatchee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association will meet at the Okeeheelee Park Nature Center (7715 Forest Hill Blvd.) on Monday, July 2. Talk about your latest hiking adventures while you have refreshments at 7 p.m. with the program at 7:30 p.m. Call Roy Moore at (561) 307-7792 for more info. Tuesday, July 3 • The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host a Fourth of July Craft Bash for ages 2 and up on Tuesday, July 3 at 9:30 a.m. Wear your red, white and blue and create patriotic crafts to celebrate Independence Day. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register. • The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host Fourth of July Star-Spangled Earrings for ages 16 and up on Tuesday, July 3 at 2 p.m. Set off fireworks this Fourth of July with festive beaded earrings created by you. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register. • The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host a Rock ’n’ Roll Dance Party for ages
5 and up on Tuesday, July 3 at 2 p.m. or 3:15 p.m. Dance your way back in time with some classic songs and dance moves. Call (561) 681-4100 for more info. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Hooked on Crochet for adults on Tuesday, July 3 at 6:30 p.m. Learn beginning techniques or bring current projects to share and work on. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register. • Congregation L’Dor Va’Dor (Boynton Trail Center, 9804 S. Military Trail, Suite E-4, Boynton Beach) will continue its Tzedocrates discussion on Tuesday, July 3 at 7 p.m. For more info., call (561) 968-0688 or e-mail email@example.com. Wednesday, July 4 • The Village of Wellington will host a day of family-friendly holiday entertainment on Wednesday, July 4. A Patriotic Pool Party will be held from noon to 5 p.m. at the Wellington Aquatics Complex (12072 W. Forest Hill Blvd.) with activities scheduled every hour. Wellington’s annual Fourth of July Celebration will be at Village Park (11700 Pierson Road) from 6 to 10 p.m. A fireworks extravaganza, presented by Zambelli Fireworks International, begins at 9:15 p.m. Free shuttle service will be available from the Palm Tran bus stop at the Mall at Wellington Green near Nordstrom beginning at 5:30 p.m. For more info., visit www.wellingtonfl. gov/July4th or call (561) 791-4005. • The Village of Royal Palm Beach will hold its Star-Spangled Spectacular at Royal Palm Beach Commons Park on Wednesday, July 4 starting at 4 p.m. with the fireworks display at 9 p.m. There will also be an early morning fishing tournament, the Mayor’s Firecracker Golf Tournament at the Madison Green Golf Club, sports tournaments like volleyball and the growing competitive sport of cornhole, plus a Kids’ Fun Zone and gourmet food trucks. Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets, relax and enjoy the music. A DJ will spin favorites, and live music will be performed by the local high school band, as well as two area groups playing Top 40 songs and hits from the 1980s. The Zambelli Fireworks
International display caps off the day. Parking is available throughout the Commons Park, but it is recommended that you show up early. Shuttle bus services start at 4 p.m. For more info., call (561) 790-5149 or visit www.royalpalmbeach.com. Thursday, July 5 • The Loxahatchee Groves Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will hold point of distribution training on Thursday, July 5. PODs will be activated and opened throughout the county by the Department of Health to dispense medicines, vaccinations and more to residents. You do not have to be a member of CERT to help. If you want to help your community in this effort, contact Pat Johnson at (561) 793-0188 or phj0188@ aol.com. • The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host English Exchange for adults on Thursdays 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. • The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Origami: Unfolding Fun for ages 8 and up on Thursday, July 5 at 2:30 p.m. Learn the art of Japanese paper folding with cool origami models for all skill levels. Call (561) 681-4100 for more info. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Wind Chimes for ages 5 to 12 on Thursday, July 5 at 3 p.m. Make the wind come alive with the sound of music from wind chimes. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register. • The Wellington Amphitheater will host a free concert by the Mason Pace Band, along with a food truck invasion, on Thursday, July 5 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Visit www.wellingtonfl. gov for info. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Writer’s Critique for adults on Thursday, July 5 at 6:30 p.m. Share, offer and accept constructive criticism to improve your fiction, nonfiction and poetry in a supportive atmosphere. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info.
Friday, July 6 • The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host This Is America for ages 4 to 8 on Friday, July 6 at 3:30 p.m. Celebrate America with the story “How to Make A Cherry Pie and See the U.S.A.” by Marjorie Priceman, followed by fun crafts and activities. Call (561) 681-4100 for more info. • Safari Nights returns to the Palm Beach Zoo on Friday, July 6 starting at 4:30 p.m. with a dinosaur theme, featuring a live action dinosaur from Dino Trail. Visit www. palmbeachzoo.org for more info. • The Wellington Amphitheater will host a free screening of the movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi on Friday, July 6 at 8:30 p.m. Visit www.wellingtonfl.gov for more info. Saturday, July 7 • Mounts Botanical Garden in West Palm Beach will host Orchid Trilogy: Orchid Basics on Saturdays, July 7, 14 and 21 at 10 a.m. Newcomers to orchids will learn how to choose the correct plants for their growing area and what they need so they grow and flower beautifully. This is the perfect start to exploring the exciting hobby of orchid growing. Supplies will be available for purchase following the class. Visit www.mounts.org/ events or call (561) 233-1757 to pre-register. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Wild West Stories for ages 2 to 6 on Saturday, July 7 at 11 a.m. Gather ‘round for tales, songs and a craft. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Collage Invasion 2018 (Invasión de Collage 2018) for ages 7 to 12 on Saturday, July 7 at 1:30 p.m. Learn to create a work of collage art with Mexican visual artist Juan Pablo Chipe. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register. • The Wellington Amphitheater will host a free Jimmy Buffett tribute concert on Saturday, July 7 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.
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Standout Wellington Pitcher Danni Farley To Play For Gators
By Gene Nardi Town-Crier Staff Report Danni Farley, a 2018 graduate of Wellington High School, will
head off to play softball at the University of Florida in the fall. Recently named large school player of the year, the former
(Above) Danni Farley strikes the ball for her three-run homer in the regional quarterfinal against Bartow. (Below) Farley throws from the mound in the Wolverines’ regional quarterfinal game.
Wolverine pitcher’s numerous accomplishments through the 2018 season helped propel Wellington to a district title and a state tournament berth. The team fell short in the regional semifinals, losing 2-1 to Lakeland’s George W. Jenkins High School. Farley was the top gun on the mound for the Wolverines in a deep lineup at the pitcher position. She was a commanding force from the mound and finished the season 14-1, boasting a 0.37 ERA with 150 strikeouts in 94 innings. Her batting skills paralleled her pitching, with a .348 average and four home runs to add to her tally. Her consistent performance helped land her in Gainesville to suit up as a Gator. “I committed to UF because they are one of the top programs in the nation,” she said. “I wanted to compete with the best.” Farley clicked with the Wolverines once she transferred from Palm Beach Gardens High School for her senior year. “The chemistry on the team was really good, and everyone got along very well,” she explained. “We all supported one another. It was nice to play my senior season with a team that worked well together.” Earning the large school player of the year honors reinforced her commitment and dedication that she has plugged into softball. “All the time I put into softball is paying off,” she said.
This is due in part to her training at the Athletes Advantage. “I also play travel ball and have swim workouts after the high school season,” she added. The coaching at Wellington was something that Farley grew fond of as she and the Wolverines ripped through opponents during the season. She speaks highly of head coach Mark Boretti and assistant Corey Clawson. “They are a player’s coach. They run a competitive program while keeping it fun,” Farley said. As the season progressed, Farley could tell the energy was there. “Based on the tone the coaches set prior to the season, the energy stayed very consistent,” she explained. “Through the post-season, again we stayed consistent.” Farley reflected back on her most memorable moment during her senior season as a Wolverine. “My most memorable moment was hitting a three-run homer in the regional quarterfinals against Bartow,” she said. Wellington dominated that game with a 6-1 victory to advance to the regional semifinals. Farley will continue to play in major tournaments during the summer and continue her swim workouts until she heads to Gainesville in the fall. She will study pre-medicine while playing for the Gators. To follow Farley and the University of Florida softball program, visit www.floridagators.com.
Recent WHS grad Danni Farley before a regular season game.
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Camron Allen Expected To Excel On Defense For Seahawks
By Gene Nardi Town-Crier Staff Report The Keiser University football program had an entire year to prepare for its inaugural season, which gets underway in August, and Wellington High School alum Camron Allen is expected to be a contributor on the Seahawks’ defense this fall. Allen is a 2016 graduate and was a dual-sport athlete for the Wolverines. He wrestled in the 225-pound weight class, helped his
team win two district titles, was a two-time regional qualifier and a Disney All-American. Allen appreciated wrestling but insists that football is his passion. “Wrestling helped instill a different kind of determination that football doesn’t have, and rigorous conditioning,” he explained. “Training in wrestling made the transition from high school to college ball a little easier.” Allen’s work ethic caught the attention of Keiser, and from
there his pursuit to play college football snowballed. He helped lead the Wolverines to three district titles, earned all-county and all-conference honors, and played in the prestigious Nokia Hawaii All-Star Bowl. The 6-foot-1, 270-pound Allen will be the first to tell you that staying focused for an entire year without facing an opponent opposite the line of scrimmage was a challenge. “I embraced the grind. I knew
Camron Allen (right) works on rushing drills at Keiser
from day one that it would be hard waking up going to school and practice, knowing there was no game on the weekend,” he said. “I took it as a learning experience and used this whole year off as a means to perfect my craft.” Allen also believes that the Seahawks are ready for August because there were several advantages to having a full year of training before the debut season. He explained that the players had the opportunity to catch up with the other schools in the weight room and in size difference. “Most schools will have 20- to 24-year-olds come next season, and we would be a team of freshmen,” Allen said. “We made it a mission to use this year as a growing period.” All of last year’s freshmen on the squad remain with four years of playing eligibility. Allen will see plenty of playing time on defense as nose tackle and defensive tackle, according to Seahawks assistant coach Cody Edwards. “Cam has progressed tremendously since arriving on campus last summer. He has gotten stronger, faster and more technically sound as a player,” Edwards said. “As we approach training camp in August, if Cam continues to stay on his upward trajectory, he should see significant playing time.” Allen feels that the chemistry is primed on the Seahawks squad. “The team definitely looks and feels prepared for our first game,” he said. “We’ve been waiting more than a year to pad up. The year we took off made everyone hungry to play and win.” Allen believes that athletics and academics must be balanced. He currently has a 3.25 GPA and is majoring in criminal justice. “My schooling means everything to me,” he said. “The coaches make it clear that your grades and classes come first, because this is the real world now, and you have to have an education if you want to be successful.”
Wellington High School alum Camron Allen will line up as a defensive tackle for the Seahawks in the fall. Edwards said that the Seahawks are lucky to have Allen in the program. “He will be a very important member of what we hope to be a very solid and competitive defensive front,” he said. The Seahawks’ season opener
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WCFL Football Camp To Feature Legendary NFL Players Jason Taylor and Sam Madison
The Western Communities Football League (WCFL), training ground for numerous major college and NFL players, will host its WCFL Tackle Football Showcase from July 17 through July 19 at the WCFL football fields at Wellington’s Village Park on Pierson Road. Camp director coach Reggie Harris, assistant head coach at St. Thomas Aquinas High School, has more than 20 years’ experience coaching football and is a seven-time high school football state champion between California and Florida. “Coaching the camp is an allstar cast of former NFL players, prominent high school coaches and elite trainers, including NFL Hall of Famer Jason Taylor and 12-year NFL veteran and Super
Bowl champion Sam Madison, along with several other NFL player alumni,” Harris said. “The incredible list of coaches and the caliber of coaching participants will receive makes this camp unmatched by any other youth football camp. This camp has a big wow factor.” The three-day camp will include coaching sessions using the USA Football Heads Up football technique, NFL combine-like testing of each participant, encouraging competition and challenging each player — plus many fun activities. “We have elite South Miami NFL Combine and youth trainer Tony Sands, who will be conducting NFL testing and ranking of the participants,” Harris said. “And we will have 9-on-9 competitions the last day of the camp. This, along
with some agility and speed training and specific position training, make this camp one parents don’t want their kids to miss.” WCFL President John Navarro is excited about the upcoming camp. “Our board wanted to take our summer football camp to another level and make it really fun and exciting for the kids,” he said. “We hoped to add some great coaches, yet we never thought we could get the group of coaches we have now for the camp. Attending a camp like this for youth is a great opportunity to get some great coaching from some of the best coaches and former players in football. This camp will be an experience of a lifetime for these kids.” Each player will be fitted with a properly fitting helmet and shoul-
der pads for the camp. The participants should wear shorts and cleats and bring extra water. The camp is open to anyone between the ages of 5 and 15 wanting to attend until the camp registration is full. “This camp is so spectacular that we might have to close registration if it gets too full, as every youth football player in our area will want to attend this camp,” Navarro said. The WCFL is a certified USA Football Heads Up league. USA Football is the national governing body for amateur American football in the United States. USA Football has worked with leaders in both medicine and sport across the country to create a full-featured program that any league or school can use to address key safety issues, as well as ensure that every
The upcoming camp session will be a great experience for young players. coach understands and knows how to implement each component of the program. The WCFL is also a partner with the Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance, which provides the USA Football Heads Up coaching train-
ing to the WCFL coaches, along with several other youth leagues in South Florida. Register now for the July showcase camp and the WCFL’s 2018 tackle football season at www. wcflfootball.com.
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With golden rays of sunshine beaming down, the Gold Coast Dressage Association’s Summer Solstice Show was destined for success.
The GCDA has been running dressage shows in Wellington for more than 35 years, and the popular summer series hosted together with Wellington Classic Dressage
Heather Bender and Zairo Interagro canter down centerline ready for success during the Summer Solstice Show.
has shows running every month during the summer months for the sport’s year-round residents. According to longtime dressage supporter Michele Hundt, owner of the Show Chic dressage boutique, more than 55 dressage trainers live in South Florida yearround. Those trainers and their students support the GCDA summer events and take advantage of competing during the less-hectic summer season. Many of those riders turned out for the Summer Solstice Show held June 16-17 at the Palm Beach Equine Sports Complex. The show run by GCDA President Noreen O’Sullivan had more than 80 entries and filled two rings over the two days of competition, which where judged by Sue Mandas (USDF “S”), Agnieszka Majewski (FEI 3*) and William Tubman (FEI 4*). Riders ranged in all levels, ages and goals, with riders competing in the last qualifier for the Caribbean Games, and riders competing to qualify for the Pony Club Nationals. The high score of the show was awarded to King Santacruz riding Kristy Lund’s Sake Shooter for an eye-popping 72.727 percent at Training Level Test 3. “We have a great team of show staff and volunteers who we
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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
Sunbelt Sprinkler & Well Drilling, Inc. Family Owned & Operated for 35 Years
• Installations • Do It Yourself Packages • Trenching • Backhoe Services • Pump & Wall Installation & Repairs • Conversions from Indexing Valves to Electric Valve Systems
Phone: 561.795.9234 Fax: 561.798.9979
• 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
CAPT. D.J. U.S. Navy Veteran
Fly & Light Tackle Fishing Everglades National Park
Available Locally in Palm Beach County. Call Today! Can be converted to Guest Quarters, Mother-in-Law suite, Office, College Students, Starter Home
Deluxe Lofted Barn Cabin with Optional 3x3 Windows
FREE DELIVERY & FREE SETUP!* *Within a 50 mile radius of dealer
We clean, treat and permanently color seal your ceramic tile-grout lines to look better than new, resist stains and clean with ease.
“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
LICENSED AND INSURED
Plumbing or Air Conditioning Problems?
Don’t Fret... Just Call Hi-Tech!
IS YOUR ROOF LEAKING?
ROOFING Other services provided:
Stucco · Gutters · Tile · Shingle · Metal · Flat
Licensed and Insured
561-203-6189 — 24/7 EMERGENCY SERVICE — Servicing all of Palm Beach County | LIC. #CAC1817688, #CFC057392
561-932-4181 Cell 561-578-4208 Office LICENSED & INSURED CGC 1520532 CCC 1329998
June 29 - July 5, 2018
WELLINGTON • ROYAL PALM BEACH • LOXAHATCHEE • THE ACREAGE
All Types of Pressure Cleaning, Chemical Roof Cleaning, Houses, Driveways, Patios, etc. and Interior/Exterior Painting
Richman, O’Hare & Associates Vacation Specialists
(561) 899-3206 www.askusaboutvacations.com
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
Employment Opportunities 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. Apply in person at 8333 Southern Blvd. West Palm Beach, or send resume to Southernlawnquipment@gmail.com (561) 753-5296 VPK TEACHER WANTED — 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.Monday thru Friday. CDA or higher required. Call 561-790-0808
HELP WANTED — Lawn Workers and Landscape Workers needed. Drivers License a plus. HIRING NOW. 863-763-3339 or 561-707-1451 ATTN: Looking for 3 self motivated people who'd like to earn a p/t or f/t Income while working from their home computer. FREE online training. www.WantToBeBossFree.com
Real Estate For Sale/For Rent 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, security. For Sale by owner. 561-301-3811
PLACE YOUR AD HERE CALL 793-3576
Seeking Employment SEEKING POSITION: Companion to elderly person, non-medical position, college educated. Please call 561-324-5807.Please call 561-324-5807
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.
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.
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
SEEKING POSITION: Companion to elderly person, non-medical position, college educated. Please call 561-324-5807.Please call 561-324-5807
ENTRY LEVEL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT NEEDED Part-Time, Monday - Friday General Office Work & Data Entry Call Jill at 561-793-7606 to set up interview today.
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
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
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
BUILDING MAINTENANCE WORKERS AND SUPERVISOR POSITION — now available in West Palm Beach. 305-216-3236
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
Electrical Contractor SINGER ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING, INC. — Electrical work you can trust at an affordable price, Fully Licensed and Insured. EC#13007941 561-425-5409
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
PLACE YOUR AD HERE CALL 793-3576
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
PLACE YOUR AD HERE CALL 793-3576
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
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
Senior Support Services SENIOR SUPPORT@HOMESERVICES — Companion, Errands,Decluttering, Pet Wa l k i n g , P l a n t Wa t e r i n g , F o r m e r S p e cial Ed Teacher. Call Dale at (952) 210-2594
Security 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
of Family Owned & Operated Since 1996
Lic. #CAC057272 Ins.
Professional Services 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 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
Virtual Cruise Night VIRTUAL CRUISE NIGHT — Monday Nights at 8 p.m. Al Richman, ACC, President of Richman, O'Hare & Associates, Inc. hosts online cruise seminar weekly to answer all cruise questions. To join session must register via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with your name for weekly access info.
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 CALL 793-7606
June 29 - July 5, 2018
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We Also offer Xtreme Lash Services. Gift Cards Available.
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with Senior Stylist (Reg $159)
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with Senior Stylist (Reg $119)
Winn-Dixie Plaza 1163 Royal Palm Beach Blvd., Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411 | www.mylashes.org Located in the heart of Royal Palm Beach and less than 5 minutes away from Wellington and West Palm Beach. Check out our 5-Star Reviews on
Providing over 30 years of exceptional care to pets and their families in the Wellington, Royal Palm Beach, and Loxahatchee Communities. HOURS Monday – Friday – 7:30am to 5pm Saturday – 7:30am to 12pm Drop off Services Available
Christina Herejk, DVM
Offering a variety of services including Preventive Care, Urgent Care, Cold Laser Therapy, In-House Diagnostics, Hospitalization, and Surgery. USDA Accredited for Health Certificates
610 Royal Palm Beach Blvd, Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
561-793-7000 • www.royalpalmvc.com
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5899 Southeast Fed. Hwy D-1 (Coves Center)
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