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LUCKY CHARMS LUNCHEON IN RPB

Municipal Elections Tuesday, March 13

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13 for municipal elections in Wellington, Royal Palm Beach and Loxahatchee Groves. In Wellington, incumbent Tanya Siskind faces challenger Frank Ferrano in the race for Seat 2, while incumbent John McGovern faces challenger Bart Novack in the race for Seat 3. In Royal Palm Beach, incumbent Fred Pinto faces challenger Martha Webster in the race for mayor, while incumbent Selena Smith faces challenger Sam Roman in the Group 3 race. Finally, in Loxahatchee Groves, there is a three-way race for Seat 1 with incumbent Ron Jarriel facing challengers Phillis Maniglia and Neil O’Neal. Be sure to get to the polls and vote — our democracy depends upon it!

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Art Show Benefits Rare Species Conservatory Foundation

A pop-up art show to benefit the Rare Species Conservatory Foundation was held Monday, March 5 at the Polo Bar & Grill in Wellington. The artists donated a percentage of their sales to help the foundation. Page 19

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Foundation Scholarship Luncheon

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Foundation sponsored “A Day of Mallets and Chukkers” on Sunday, March 4 at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington. After a buffet lunch, 10 students each received a $2,500 scholarship. Page 25

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The Royal Palm Beach Young at Heart Club held its “Lucky Charms” luncheon on Friday, March 2 at the Royal Palm Beach Recreation Center. Members enjoyed corn beef and cabbage for lunch in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. After their meal, hypnotist Richard Barker provided entertainment. Shown above are Nancy Wall, Dolores Colasanti and Young at Heart Secretary Barbara Stafirn. MORE PHOTOS, PAGE 5 PHOTO BY DANI SALGUEIRO/TOWN-CRIER

ALA Learns About 60th Street Widening And 7-Eleven Store

By Ron Bukley Town-Crier Staff Report Indian Trail Improvement District President Betty Argue advised members of the Acreage Landowners’ Association on Tuesday of several issues affecting the community, including the possible widening of 60th Street North, and a proposal that could allow a 7-Eleven store at Orange Blvd. and Seminole Pratt Whitney Road. The 7-Eleven proposal requires a land use change for major intersections deemed to be failing. It is scheduled to go before the Palm Beach County Planning Commission on Friday, March 9. County staff has recommended denial. Argue gave the presentation on 60th Street North to the ALA in lieu of county staff, who had been invited. She advised the residents attending that a public hearing is scheduled for Monday, March 12 at the Acreage branch library. “There may be a lot more people in the community who are interested, but they don’t think there

will be more than 150 people at the meeting,” she said. Argue explained that the county is proposing to widen the right of way from 80 to 100 feet, which will require taking of some residents’ property for the easement. “The important thing on 60th Street is there is some stuff that’s happening,” she said. “It will be going to the Board of County Commissioners for initiation in May. Right now, there will be a workshop with the board that’s tentatively set, but we haven’t confirmed it yet.” That meeting is expected to be early April. “Then, on April 10, they have a tentative date to hold a public meeting where, basically, they’re going to tell you what they’re doing,” Argue said. She said the public meeting will be the county’s introduction of its plans before they are presented to the Board of County Commissioners in May. “It starts the process,” Argue

said. “At that point, that’s when the board says, ‘Start working on this.’ They still haven’t approved it. They’ve just approved them to move forward on the details.” The current county plan is to work on three lanes, using eminent domain to obtain portions of the additional 20 feet they will need. “My concern is that every time I drive that section, in particular, the more west you get, the frontage on those lots is not very deep,” Argue said. “If you take an additional 20 feet… next thing you know, you’ve got a potential highway right up to your house.” Other concerns include the reduction in lot size for those affected properties and its effect on taxation by the county and the district, and the effect on residents’ use of their property. “I really think this is happening,” Argue said. “Whether we like it or not, we’re not going to be able to stop them. What we can influence is how they deal with the See ALA MEETING, page 20

McKinlay Leads Student School Safety Roundtable

By Dani Salgueiro Town-Crier Staff Report Palm Beach County Mayor Melissa McKinlay, joined by West Palm Beach City Commissioner Cory Neering, hosted a two-hour student roundtable on school safety on Wednesday, Feb. 28 at the Palm Beach County Main Library. The event was held in light of the uproar of student activism that resulted from the deadly school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday, Feb. 14. About 40 students and parents from different parts of the county attended the event with many school-safety-related questions and concerns to share with the elected officials in attendance. McKinlay encouraged the questions and concerns, explaining that she wanted to hear from students to find out what they feel is missing from their schools and what they feel could be done better in order

to make them feel safe and secure in their school buildings. McKinlay opened the dialogue by first explaining that, in terms of gun control and regulation, local governments in Florida are preempted by the Florida Legislature from taking unilateral action. While all regulations on the issue must come out of Tallahassee, local governments serve as an important portal between local residents and legislative officials. McKinlay also explained the importance of hearing from students and their parents, as local government and the Palm Beach County School District do, ultimately, have a large role in the implementation of safety procedures and protocol in all county schools. “We are here to listen,” McKinlay said. “We can certainly use our voices as local elected leaders to talk to our fellow elected leaders in Tallahassee and Washington.” The feedback from students

and parents centered on a few key topics: upgrading entrances to schools, classrooms and bathrooms; improving school guidance and mental health resources for students; encouraging schoolwide conversations on safety and mental health; and ensuring the presence of at least one police officer at every school in the county. Andrea Migo, a concerned parent from Wellington, brought up the issue of how easily accessible some students are while they are in school. “I have a daughter in kindergarten in Equestrian Trails and a big concern [of mine] is that a lot of elementary schools have their playgrounds in the front of the school, which is very accessible to anyone,” Migo said. “Equestrian Trails is one of those schools, so I reached out to the school board to see if these playgrounds can be relocated.” McKinlay, whose children went See SAFETY, page 20

CarMax Proposed For Vacant Land On Southern Blvd.

By Dani Salgueiro Town-Crier Staff Report A long-vacant commercially zoned lot in a prime location on Southern Blvd. could soon become a CarMax used car dealership, if developers get the approvals necessary from the Village of Royal Palm Beach. The 13.5-acre parcel is located at the northeast corner of Southern Blvd. and 105th Avenue North, directly east of the existing Al Packer Ford West car dealership. The proposal was submitted to village planners by Kimley-Horn & Associates on behalf of CenterPoint Integrated Solutions in December and updated last month. According to Village Manager Ray Liggins, the developers have been working with village planning staff to make the project fit the requirements of Royal Palm Beach’s code.

“This is a fairly large company that builds CarMax locations,” Liggins said. “They initially started out with their blueprints of the dealership, and then our staff provided them with comments about it.” Liggins explained that the initial proposal included more and bigger signs than what is allowed by the code, as well as some landscaping issues. “In the beginning, this company thought about the variance route, but after dealing with the plans for a while, I think they have come up with something that is pretty close to meeting our code,” he said. Compliance with the village’s code is the simplest way to get the proposal approved, Liggins said. Generally, village staff supports projects that are in line with Royal Palm Beach codes and regulations. “If things meet our code, and See CARMAX, page 20

LET’S MOVE KICKOFF

The Village of Wellington kicked off its month-long Let’s Move Campaign on Saturday, March 3 at the Mall at Wellington Green. The event was organized by Wellington’s Community Services Department with support from community partners, such as Ultima Fitness and the Palm Healthcare Foundation. Shown above are Marge Sullivan, Paulette Edwards, Councilman Michael Drahos, Mayor Anne Gerwig and Maria Conde at the kickoff event. SEE STORY, PAGE 7 PHOTO BY ERIN DAVISSON/TOWN-CRIER

Saratoga Blvd. Misses Threshold For Traffic Calming

By Jack Lowenstein Town-Crier Staff Report The Village of Royal Palm Beach released its traffic calming request final report for Saratoga Blvd. West last week. The roadway did not meet the village minimum requirements for traffic calming devices on the portion of the road that was reviewed. The village’s engineering department continues to consider traffic calming on residential streets for those who have petitioned for the village-wide traffic calming initiative. “We received a petition for traffic calming on June 10, 2017 via e-mail,” Village Engineer Chris Marsh said. “At that time, we did the preliminary assessment to see if the driveways had direct access, if it was between 1,000 and 3,000 trips, the speed limit was 30 miles per hour or less and if the segment was 800 feet in length. It did meet those initial criteria that was established by our policy.” Once a neighborhood street

reaches the completion of that phase, the village provides the resident who asked for the preliminary study a map and a petition. The resident must obtain 33 percent, signed support by neighbors on the petitioned roadway. “[They] took the petition and did get the 33 percent support in order for us to move to the next step, which would be to hire a traffic consultant, which we did,” Marsh said. The engineering firm involved with the traffic calming study continues to be Simmons & White, based in West Palm Beach. They conduct a study and submit a final detailed report to the engineering department. “That report was completed Feb. 14,” Marsh said. “Essentially, the speeds on the roadway did not meet the criteria to implement traffic calming.” There was only one segment in the final report that showed speeds on Saratoga Blvd. that met the See SARATOGA, page 7

Official: PBC School Safety Program Best In State

Major B.K. Davis, head of the Palm Beach County School Security Department.

By M. Dennis Taylor Town-Crier Staff Report The Royal Palm Beach Education Advisory Board met Monday, March 5 at the Royal Palm Beach Village Meeting Hall and featured a comprehensive question-andanswer program on school safety, along with a special presentation highlighting programs at Crestwood Middle School. The bulk of the meeting was devoted to school safety after the recent shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County. School Board Member Marcia Andrews and Major B.K. Davis, head of the Palm Beach County School Security Systems Department, were on hand to explain

the current situation and answer questions. Davis said that the district’s safety program, which is designed to protect 197,000 students and 23,000 employees, is “the most robust in Florida” and that the newly adopted one cent sales surtax will provide funding geared for further security improvements. “Since 1981, the School Police have been a separate division,” Davis said. “From the chief on down, the department is the same as a city of a quarter million people.” Annually, the department’s nationally recognized training division engages in 25,760 hours of security training, he said. The department offers a Critical Incident Training for School

Administrators course that will be accepted nationally as a best practices program and is open to any certified instructor or administrator. “It sets a new standard,” Davis said. “Our primary goal is to make sure that each and every one gets home to dinner each night, before anything else.” School security is a balance between safety and convenience, he explained. “We could make schools 100 percent secure, but it would take two hours to enter in the morning,” Davis said. “We need to strike a balance.” He explained that a single point of entry, where everyone is funSee ED BOARD, page 20


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Ken Adams prepares to blow out the candle while all sing “Happy Birthday.”

Over the past 40 years, Ken Adams has been often recognized by the Wellington community as one who has consistently done many constructive things for Wellington, especially as chairman of the Charter Committee. Also, as chairman of the Palm Beach County Commission in the 1980s, he improved the overall direction of Palm Beach County. Ken’s long involvement and commitment to the equestrian community from its beginning is another factor in the success of the equestrian community today. Last Sunday, March 4, was Ken’s 88th

Friends Old And New Celebrate Ken Adams’ 88th Birthday

birthday. Many of his old friends and some more recent friends were all eager to join in the birthday celebration of this very special Wellington resident, who now has a street named in his honor — Ken Adams Way. The name was chosen by his beloved wife, Arle, who passed away last year, who stated, “Ken always gets his way!” Jess Santamaria’s family hosted the special event. Among the many well-wishers were Wellington Mayor Anne & Alan Gerwig, Vice Mayor John & Michelle McGovern, Village Manager Paul & Kar-

en Schofield, former Mayor Tom & Regis Wenham, and longtime friends Richard Elliot and fellow polo player Mike Egan. Everyone expressed fondest memories of their experiences with their dear friend Ken Adams. Santamaria summarized everyone’s feelings, concluding, “Ken, you are among the greatest and you are loved by all. Thank you for all you have done.” Ken, in turn, expressed his appreciation for everyone’s attendance, friendship and sincere kind thoughts during his 88th birthday celebration.

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Host Jess Santamaria summarizes what everyone says: “Ken, you are the greatest. We all love you!”

Ken thanks everyone for their friendship and honoring him.

Paul and Karen Schofield with Mayor Anne and Alan Gerwig.

Vice Mayor John McGovern congratulates Ken.

Former Mayor Tom & Regis Wenham say, “Happy Birthday, Ken!”

Longtime friend Richard Elliot toasts Ken Adams.

Lucky Ken between two beautiful ladies, Michelle Santamaria and Jill Benjamin with son Alex.

When Ken speaks, everyone listens, such as Jess, Victoria, Chris, Rich, Paul, Karen, Anne, Alan, Maureen and more.

Mike Egan presents a photo of Ken with polo teamates.

Jim Feyas presents a coin collection bottle for the “Ken Adams Way Toll Booth.”

Barry Manning and Maureen Budjinski congratulate Ken Adams.

Bonnie Smith with Jim and Kellie Feyas celebrating Ken’s birthday.

“Jess, thank you for our long and solid friendship and hosting this event.”


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British Dressage Olympian Carl Hester Leads Master Class

By Betsy LaBelle Town-Crier Staff Report Carl Hester, MBE, one of the most decorated dressage Olympians of all time, was in Wellington on Wednesday, Feb. 28 to lead a new master class at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival. The world-renowned trainer coached six riders in a three-hour time frame. The packed stadium included the best dressage riders, judges and spectators, all there to learn Hester’s amazing insights into the horse’s mind and biomechanics. Full of practical wisdom, he entertained the audience with funny quips and stories to reiterate his instruction points throughout the evening. The event was a great chance to see future talent learn valuable tools for their future.

Hester holds the coveted MBE title awarded by the Queen of England for outstanding service to the British Empire. A great in the dressage world, he was the youngest British rider to ride at the Olympics. He competed at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, as well as four other Olympics, earning the team gold medal at the 2012 Olympics in London and the team silver medal in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. Hester shared tips about the hardships in training world record holders and gold medalists Valegro and Charlotte Dujardin, along with stories about the challenges each rider faces in the training of their horses. As a bonus, the audience received plenty of comic relief from the famously hilarious dressage master.

Hester’s appearance in the United States was a valuable experience for the equestrian community. The riders selected to participate in the master class were Søren Wind aboard Just Perfect, Jade Ellery aboard Porsche’s Eloy, Rakeya Moussa aboard Davidoff van het Trichelhof, Chase Shipka aboard Ziggy, Austin Weber aboard Abercrombie TF and Jan Ebeling aboard Indeed V. During the 45-minute lesson with Shipka and Ziggy, Hester told a story about the challenge in turning a horse. Because a horse is not built like a car or boat, and it bends in many places through its body, it needs the rider to balance it. Because the dressage horse is trained to be like a body-builder with equal strength on both sides of its body, the horse is taught to

RPB Council Agrees To Draft Resolution On Gun Violence

By Betsy LaBelle to take this on in a comprehensive Town-Crier Staff Report way and wholeheartedly put it out At the Royal Palm Beach Vil- there for them.” Pinto stressed that he does not lage Council meeting on Thursday, March 1, the council agreed to support taking away anyone’s draft a resolution to be sent to the constitutional rights. “Our opening statement would Florida Legislature regarding gun violence in the wake of the deadly include that we do not want to take away anyone’s Second Amendshooting last month in Parkland. “A request from the League of ment right to bear arms. However, Cities came in last week asking cit- we fully support the notion of banies in Palm Beach County to adopt ning the sale of assault rifles,” he a resolution that would address or said. “Jeff and myself have spent take a posture on the issue of gun time in the military, and we know control,” Mayor Fred Pinto said. what assault rifles are for. They are “We all know that the Florida Leg- to inflict the maximum casualties islature put into place a statute that on your enemy. We equip our miliprohibits cities and counties from tary personnel with assault rifles putting together their own gun because we want to implement control laws, but it doesn’t prohibit the multiplier effect where five us from expressing a viewpoint in soldiers can take out 100 enemies representing our village and the due to the maximum firepower of the assault rifles.” people of our village.” Councilwoman Jan Rodusky Pinto said that the resolution should be no longer than a page supported the idea of a resolution, and invited the other council and both Vice Mayor Richard Valuntas and Councilwoman members to share their thoughts. “I went to the League of Cit- Selena Smith said they would like ies and asked if they had any to see a draft of the resolution beexamples of a resolution that fore making a decision on whether might address the subject of gun to support it. “From the point of view that we violence and what I received was a resolution that was adopted back have no authority because we are in August 2016 from the City of preempted by the state, there are Fort Lauderdale,” Councilman certain things all of us could agree Jeff Hmara said. “It focused on on and express our position in a high-powered military magazine resolution,” Valuntas said. 739_McGovernEndorsementAd_v2_Layout 3/6/18 12:42 PM Page 1 In 1other business: assault weapons. We would like to • The council approved the encourage the Florida Legislature

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second and final reading of an ordinance that amends the definitions of “dangerous and vicious dogs,” adding new definitions and providing for regulations of such dogs. • The council approved the second and final reading of an ordinance revising regulations for the placement, maintenance and use of telecommunications facilities in village rights-of-way. The change brings the village in line with new state regulations passed last year regarding the permitting, approval and installation of micro or small wireless communications facilities in public rights-of-way. Micro and small wireless communications facilities are designed to accommodate new 5G technology. The village made numerous changes to the initial draft of the ordinance after reviewing comments from representatives of the communications services industry. • The council also approved waterfall repairs in Veterans Park; the purchase of new software licenses for village staff; and the application for local initiatives program funding through the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency for the construction of a pedestrian and roadway extension of La Mancha Avenue to Okeechobee Blvd. with a signal at the Okeechobee Blvd. intersection.

turn from the outside. “Getting a horse straight is a lifetime’s work,” he said. “You don’t suddenly get your horse straight, and he stays straight the rest of his life. You also have to learn to ride it straight.” He shared a story about Sir Anthony “Tony” McCoy, one of the most successful jockeys of all time. “When he retired, he wanted to do a dressage demonstration [on one of my horses] at the Cheltenham Festival,” Hester recalled. “Hundreds of thousands of people come out to watch that each year. He said to me, ‘Carl, can I have a Grand Prix horse to do a dressage demonstration?’ I asked him, ‘Are you going to come and have a practice before the demonstration?’ He said he would come for one lesson. When he came, I asked him what he would like to do in his demonstration.” McCoy said that he’d like to do a flying change and some piaffe, where the horse trots in place. “He spent his whole life with his legs over the top of the horse and never with his legs around the horse,” Hester explained. “He

Chase Shipka and Ziggy canter in a square around Carl Hester. just stands up in the most amazing balance and gallops like mad and wins everything. Well, I put him on a very easy Grand Prix horse, and he went down the long-side on the left rein. I told him to get himself into a canter and to go all the way around the school. Then I told him to turn left at B [in the

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middle] and do a flying change, and then turn right.” It did not go as planned. “When someone doesn’t use their outside rein or outside leg to balance the horse when he went to turn left, he pulled on the left rein. Not only does the horse not See HESTER, page 7

Okee Milling And Resurfacing Gets Underway In Lox Groves

By Ron Bukley Town-Crier Staff Report Palm Beach County’s milling and resurfacing of Okeechobee Blvd. from Seminole Pratt Whitney Road to Royal Palm Beach Blvd. through the Town of Loxahatchee Groves began this week with nighttime operations and temporary lane closures. The operation will take about 20 days, Town Manager Bill Underwood said. The project will resurface the existing two-lane road only, with no additional turn lanes or roundabouts, pedestrian or equestrian crossings, or traffic lights, as has been advocated by several town officials. “It is basic resurfacing,” Underwood said. The considerable amount of millings desired by some town council members — and much needed for town road improvements — is being taken by Ranger Construction, the company con-

tracted by the county to do the work. “Before [Ranger] even started to do the Okeechobee Blvd. work, they wanted $10 per ton, and not a free donation,” Underwood said, explaining that the county awarded Ranger the $922,000 contract on Jan. 23, which is funded through the county’s infrastructure sales surtax. The budget for the improvements includes striping and marking costs of $100,000, bringing the total fiscal impact to $1,022,000. “It’s what I would call a diamond cut, that’s when they chew it up when they go down the road, so there’s no addition to it,” Underwood said. “It looks like they’re doing the same striping as they did before.” Although the county owns the road, town does have authority to regulate traffic through it, as the council did recently when it lowered the speed limit from 45 to 30 mph on both Okeechobee and

Folsom Road. The town has no plans to add other traffic controls, such as speed tables, rumble strips or special crossings during the county project. “Not for that project,” Underwood said, adding that the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is conducting active enforcement on the lower speed limit. He said that traffic flow has decreased about 2,000 or 3,000 daily trips since the enactment of the reduced speed limit. Underwood added that the resurfacing is needed. “It was time,” he said. “The road was getting bad. I’m not an engineer, but there were cracks and fissures occurring in the road, and at some point it would deteriorate down to the base. If they didn’t do it, it would be a significant repair.” The paving will include road surface intersections to the edge of the county right of way, including dirt roads.

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Dave Aronberg State Attorney

Melissa McKinlay PBC Mayor

Michael Drahos Wellington Councilman

Michael Napoleone Wellington Councilman

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Matt Willhite State Representative

Kevin Rader State Senator

Joe Abruzzo State Representative

Sharon R. Bock PBC Clerk & Comptroller

Anne M. Gannon PBC Tax Collector

Chuck Shaw PBC School Board Chairman

Marcia Andrews PBC School Board Member

Karen Brill PBC School Board Member

Erica Whitfield PBC School Board Member

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Pinto Cares About Residents

Royal Palm Beach Mayor Fred Pinto’s financial services experience has enabled him to make decisions that have maintained our low tax rate and also kept our village from incurring debilitating debt. Under his leadership, the council has initiated many improvements to Commons Park, including a brand-new amphitheater and additional restroom facilities. Many of us have enjoyed family and community events in this beautiful and well-planned location. Our valued seniors are very much a significant group in the mayor’s plan and vision moving forward. Many village-owned properties are now equipped with handrails and ramps that allow for greater access to village facilities, as well as safe and secure mobility. A new memory care and assisted living facility is due to open within the next 12 to 18 months across the street for our local high school on Okeechobee Blvd. Seniors who need greater support with their daily living needs will not have to leave the community they love and have been members of. Currently, many wheelchair-bound seniors utilize the county-run Palm Tran for transport. Another senior citizen initiative in the works is a village sponsored “Uber type” transportation system. Seniors who are not handicapped but no longer drive will be able to enjoy safe and prompt transport. Vital information for this project was provided by the senior citizen needs assessment. All of our residents have a voice, and our mayor listens and acts. We have all witnessed change in our local businesses over the years. Updating outdated signage ordinances has allowed businesses to utilize well-recognized logos and color schemes. This advertising benefit is crucial in drawing businesses and services to our village. This modernization has helped Mayor Pinto to maintain a vital community that provides needed services to its residents. Once again, I urge you, citizens of Royal Palm Beach, to make your voices heard on March 13. Choose wisely. Choose to continue to have your concerns heard and met with action. Choose a leader who has the experience and knowhow to make the best decisions for our village. Choose to vote for a leader who will keep us on the right path. Choose to support Mayor Fred Pinto and his plan for the progress and the future of our village. Choose to vote for Fred Pinto! Brian Hanley Royal Palm Beach

New Blood Needed In Wellington

After careful consideration, I heartily support Frank Ferrano and Bart Novack for Wellington Village Council. Both of them are in no rush to pave over our parks. Mr. Ferrano has stated that he favors keeping K-Park a park. What a concept. I should add that some years ago, I had need to contact the village on an engineering matter, and he went out of his way to be responsive and helpful. Most of our current council members favor increased development. Mr. Novack has stated he favors a cautious and limited approach to more equestrian development, while our current council is biased in favor of the equestrian community and pays less attention to the needs of the rest of us. It should be noted that Ms. Siskind, Mr. Ferrano’s opponent, was not elected but appointed by the council over many candidates with much stronger credentials, such as former Mayor Tom Wenham. And, oh yes, she has a daughter who is an equestrian. Maybe it is time to elect council members who can relate to why the average Wellington resident moved here in the first place. Support Mr. Ferrano and Mr. Novack. Pat Keeler Wellington

Vote McGovern In Seat 3 Race

Bart Novack has been a neighbor of mine, for many, many years, and I was quite surprised to see that he was running for office

(Wellington Village Council, Seat 3), challenging Vice Mayor John McGovern. Ordinarily, I would love to support a neighbor and have a nearby official to speak to. Our houses are two blocks apart. But Bart has been a horrific neighbor, in constant fights with other neighbors and has the worst-looking property in our community for as long as I know him, although recently, he cleaned it up for the election. His family has neglected to pay our HOA for months at a time, and also fails to respond to violations on property in a timely manner, also bringing home unsightly trailers and trucks. At last count that I know of, Bart’s family has had 28 different violations over 15 years on his family property, and by any measure, that’s excessive. He has cost both our association and the village monies due to his reluctance to meet his financial obligations and neighborhood aesthetics. Bart stated that “part of the village spending... is used to promote private businesses in Wellington.” This is patently untrue — a lie that he created because it is attention-grabbing. Bart and facts are often at odds. If Bart were serious about running for office, he would have attended debates and forums to let the voters meet him and listen to his ideas. He has not because he knows questions will be asked about his violations and lawsuit against the village, and about his temperament and lack of vision. His behavior shows a disdain for our laws/codes, and now he wants to be in charge of them. We fight hard to maintain our property values, and Bart is an example of a failure to meet a minimum standard to keep up our property values. On the other hand, John McGovern has shown himself to reach out to the community, bring up his children here, use Wellington sports programs and has embraced our village, giving back for what he feels was given him, a wonderful place to bring up a family. Unlike his opponent, John is a responsible citizen, and John has given his time and business experience to help Wellington. I, too, am an activist, fighting for all Wellingtonians since 1991, and I have been on numerous committees from Planning & Zoning, Architectural Review, Public Safety and more. Never have I seen Bart there except for complaining about nonsense and rarely having the facts. Many elections are difficult for voters, but this one is not. One candidate, John McGovern, has an exemplary record in our village. The other is a continuous malcontent. It is easy to complain, we all do it, but much harder to put forward ideas, and Bart never does, while that is McGovern’s forte. George Unger Wellington

Maniglia On Okeechobee Blvd. Stance

I would like to clarify my vision for Okeechobee Blvd., replacing the term “agricultural commercial low impact” with “residential and agricultural enterprises” allowing foot traffic (public access), welcoming agricultural entities open to the public on Okeechobee Blvd., allowing foot traffic where residents and landowners of Loxahatchee Groves can legally sell their home grown and crafted goods at U-picks and community friendly open-air markets. We need to detour the traffic mess that will eventually come through our town from Westlake and other invasive developers, but welcome those from the surrounding communities who will appreciate buying the organic and locally grown goods from our many farmers contributing to our local economy. There should be two lanes, double striped with turning lanes for safety. One of the many promises along with horse trails that has never transpired are traffic lights, safe horse/human crossings and/ or roundabouts, all deterrents for non-Groves traffic. It seems that certain businesses have been able to operate under an ag residential status, allowing foot traffic and multiple employee traffic, when others trying to do the same thing are told no. Why is it not OK for all on Okeechobee Blvd. to be able to make a living off their

land? Our town needs revenue, any and all doing business within our community should be happy to contribute to the upkeep and costs of properly running our town, helping it to thrive and survive, as this will benefit all in the long term. Let’s keep it rural, celebrate our uniqueness, promote our local businesses, growers of agricultural goods, and build a sense of community that has been long neglected and ignored. We, the residents and landowners, deserve a clean, green and fiscally healthy Loxahatchee Groves. Everyone please get involved. I’m in it to win it. Phillis Maniglia Loxahatchee Groves Editor’s note: Ms. Maniglia is a candidate for Loxahatchee Groves Town Council.

Neighborhood Leadership In Fred Pinto

Living in the La Mancha neighborhood of Royal Palm Beach has been such a blessing, and it truly shows by how many kids who grew up here come back to buy a home and to raise their families here on our safe, quiet streets. Fred Pinto is aware of this and supports keeping our neighborhood intact. I’m sorry if its personal, but that is a major reason I and many of my family and friends who live in La Mancha support Mayor Pinto. It’s sad to see that his opponent, Martha Webster, who talks about “Family Values,” tried to destroy our quiet family neighborhood by opening Madrid Street directly into State Road 7, thereby turning our family, safe, quiet streets over to nonresident speeders and opportunistic grab ‘n’ go criminals, who will take advantage of the quick highway access, not to mention the millions of tax dollars to implement this opening. Our council and mayor have done a great job the last two years and have done it cooperatively and peacefully. We need to continue that political collaborative. Philip Karas Royal Palm Beach

Our Diamond In The Rough

Vote Phillis Maniglia on March 13 if you want to change the misdirected and failing course of Loxahatchee Groves. Elect Phillis Maniglia if you want a councilwoman with conscience. Empower Phyllis Maniglia to bring her compassion for town residents who want to protect and preserve our rural lifestyle. Our 26th Amendment power to vote ensures us that Phillis Maniglia’s consistency and morals will not be bought by favor or unethical enticements. Our time is now to take back what has been stolen and squandered by the management company and too many ambivalent councilmen. It is not time for a six-month political novice “hoping to do good things for our town.” It is not time to reinstall the same-old. Three votes from our household are for Phillis Maniglia. She needs a “Legendary Spartan 300” people to exercise their blood-born and war-fought right to vote for her on March 13. Phillis needs every one of us. Please become part of the wave of change to right our town and guard our treasure of rural peace. Vote Phillis Maniglia. Laura Danowski Loxahatchee Groves Editor’s note: Ms. Danowski is a supervisor of the Loxahatchee Groves Water Control District.

Support For Neil O’Neal

As an observer of how Loxahatchee Groves has grown from an outpost in our western county agricultural area into a new town, I am impressed on how our neighboring community is growing and influencing its own growth decisions since its incorporation. As a former Wellington councilman and vice mayor from 1998 to 2002, I love to follow the activities of my village and neighbors. Since Loxahatchee Groves is a fullfledged town now, it is incumbent for its more than 3,400 residents to elect its council with new, fresh and far-reaching programs as they continue to grow. I have watched the O’Neal

family grow and facilitate good business practices with their roofing business for lots of us in the western communities. Neil O’Neal has grown up with a business acumen in his family business and college program. As a Realtor, he has seen the growth first-hand and has a good perspective on his town’s growth problems. He feels that the LGWCD should be dependent on the town and help in the reconstruction of deteriorating roads, which exist all over the community. He is committed to providing advance funding for Okeechobee Blvd. to support traffic-calming devices and pedestrian walkways, which we have done in our Wellington growth these past 20 years. He agrees that in order to create financial stability and provide a town reserve for emergencies, a small millage increase is needed, which is smart fiscal planning for growth. I believe young Neil O’Neal Jr would bring a fresh new approach to existing growth concerns while maintaining an open mind to established precedents. I urge Loxahatchee Groves to elect Neil O’Neal to the council on March 13. Al Paglia Wellington

Campaign Sign Vandalization

The current Royal Palm Beach municipal election has reached a new campaign low! Fred Pinto’s and Sam Roman’s candidate signs are being destroyed by their opponents’ supporters on a near-daily basis. Is this what the village has come to, that we can no longer put up campaign signs without them being destroyed? I, for one, know and love this village, and it disturbs me, as it should all of us, when we see things like this happening. Even worse, candidate Martha Webster is going around spreading false statements about Mayor Fred Pinto. Martha has run multiple times and lost the last four times she has run. She has nothing to bring to the council. We, the good citizens of Royal Palm Beach, should not elect someone who has nothing positive to bring to the village. She said herself, the only reason she is running for mayor now is because Fred Pinto and his wife had a personal issue. (Please note, no charges were filed). I urge my fellow good citizens to vote on March 13 and to re-elect Fred Pinto for mayor and Sam Roman to the village council. Pinto has been a councilman for 14 years and mayor for two years. Because of Pinto’s knowledge and experience, our village has never been in better shape than it is today: no tax increases in 20 years, debt free and a very low crime rate. It doesn’t get any better than that. Roman is an experienced businessman who can bring a vast amount of knowledge to the council. Please give these candidates your vote for the continued success of the Village of Royal Palm Beach. Remember: “bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.” Re-elect Fred Pinto as mayor and vote for Sam Roman for councilman. Vinnie Perrin Royal Palm Beach

Concerns About Bart Novack

On March 13, we will vote on our local Wellington Village Council seats, and I would hope for a strong turnout. I was also hoping that I would not have to write this letter, but after finally seeing some comments and policy from Bart Novak in the Town-Crier, I will. First let me say that I wish his wife and him the best with her health issue. Having just lost a friend and having a family member, and a close relative currently battling cancer, it is not something anyone should have to endure. I am, unfortunately, a neighbor of Mr. Novack and have not been a fan of how he maintains the property where he resides. If you visit the village web site that Mr. Novack is critical of in his Town-Crier interview (www.wellingtonfl.gov) click on code enforcement and enter his name, you will discover nearly 30 code violation citations during his residence. His is consistently the worst property in our HOA and in Wellington in general. Maybe it’s because he does not

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own property in Wellington? I have been vocal and do express my displeasure with his lack of maintenance. I merely ask, in a respectful manner, to follow and abide by the rules. Unfortunately, this usually subjects me to his verbal abuse and four-letter tirades. As he stated, he has battled with code enforcement and the HOA. Well, I can guarantee he is right on point there! It is noted that Mr. Novack is a first-time candidate, but that is not exactly true. He started to run for council several years ago, but withdrew prior to the election for reasons unknown. He does sort of spruce up his house when he enters as a candidate. (Actually, I’m kind of happy he is running for that reason.) I am not sure what point Mr. Novak is exactly making when he talks of access to parks and recreation in Wellington. I have no idea what he expects to accomplish here to improve this situation? I think Wellington deserves petty good marks in this area. If you have ever attended a village or HOA meeting that Mr. Novack also attended, I am quite sure you would have observed his antagonist and disruptive attitude. His lack of ability to compromise and communicate would not lend well to our council meetings and proceedings. He talks about his grassroots campaign and how he is for the people. Well then, you would think his friends and neighbors would have rallied around him and be out campaigning for him. And how do you, 10 days before the election, announce what your policies would be? These behaviors and actions do not seem to make him a serious candidate, in my opinion. I do agree with his ideas on fiscal controls and responsibilities, and like to see government run within its means. Anyway, if you really care about your community, neighbors and environment, it should start right at home. In Mr. Novack’s case, I can guarantee it does not. I will be casting my vote for his opponent, John McGovern. A candidate who has a track record and community support. Paul Christoffel Wellington

Lipp On Lox Groves Election

I have taken time to question and get to know candidate Phillis Maniglia and learn about her position on the future of the town and Okeechobee Blvd. Besides the Red Barn and the mini-strip shopping center next door, we have several other commercial businesses on Okeechobee who collect sales tax on the goods they sell. According to the property appraiser, these properties do not pay any commercial business property taxes. How did that source of town income get past the council’s commercial tax hawk? Most of these businesses also have candidate Ron Jarriel’s campaign signs. The PAPA website classifies some of these properties as single family residential. Since when is a mulching company, a land development company or a sod/soil company a single-family residence? Candidate Maniglia’s vision for Okeechobee is to encourage residential/ag enterprises for those landowners on Okeechobee who fit the town’s definition of Residential Enterprise, Ordinance No. 2013-02. Town-sanctioned residential enterprises are not bars, strip clubs or any of the other salacious, commercial low businesses as has been suggested by Jarriel supporters. Let these residential enterprise businesses on Okeechobee come before the council and apply for a foot-traffic variance. The retail nursery on Okeechobee has foot traffic. At the candidates forum, the subject of horse trails came up. Candidate Jarriel’s comments were a repeat of his usual talking points that we’ve heard from the dais for years and nothing has been accomplished. Whereas Phillis’ response was up-to-the-minute and factual: “We may never get horse trails.” Phillis was referring to the Duck Puddle legal action against

the town. At the March 21, 2017 town council meeting, instead of working with the landowner to determine the common ground, Jarriel, Dave Demarois and Ryan Liang voted to accept the canal maintenance easements from the LGWCD, thus resulting in the lawsuit. If the judge sides with Duck Puddle, there will be no horse trails in the town. When Tom Goltzené was elected to the council, one of his first legislative acts was to pay each member a salary of $250/ month. Over the next few years, it increased to $750/month. Now Jarriel wants to make the salary $1,000/month. Some town residents cannot get to their homes or go to work without the risk of damaging their vehicle, their trailered horses or themselves because of the deplorable condition of the roads. Why should the council be getting a salary increase or paid anything at all is the question? When elected, Phillis will take action to suspend the council’s salary until all roads are fixed. Please be part of the solution to the town’s problems and vote. Equally important, encourage your neighbors and friends to the polls and tell they do the same. Town elections have been won with a margin of less than 10 votes. You getting one extra vote to the polls will make all the difference in our town. On March 13, vote for change, vote for new leadership, vote for Phillis Maniglia. Dennis Lipp Loxahatchee Groves

Support For Fred Pinto

In the upcoming March 13 election for mayor of Royal Palm Beach, I strongly support Fred Pinto. Fred is one of the most sincere, hardworking, dedicated public servants in all of Palm Beach County. On the other hand, his opponent Martha Webster will once again discover that the voters will again say an emphatic “no” to her. How many more defeats at the polls does Martha need before she will finally get the message? I strongly defend her right to run, but this is an exercise in futility. She is challenging Fred for all the wrong reasons, as a victory for Martha would bring misery and mayhem to the board. For years, Martha and David Swift have been vindictive toward Fred Pinto, not to mention former County Commissioner Jess Santamaria. I am sure the propaganda spread by Martha and David regarding RaceTrac is still fresh in voters’ minds: i.e, that RaceTrac would bring traffic congestion to the area and property values would fall. Vehicles enter and exit RaceTrac from Southern Blvd., there is no gridlock and property values have risen. David Swift was gracious in defeat and walked away, something Martha should have done a long time ago, having lost to Fred by more than 1,000 votes. I am sure that there are those who will still vote for Martha, just like I am sure that she can serve the village in other ways, except being on the board or as mayor. Some politicians running for office rely heavily on the stupidity of the American voters. I have said many times that voters here out west are educated and informed and use sound judgment whenever they go to the polls. Not only has Fred Pinto stepped up to the plate and served his country with distinction, but his service to the village is exemplary and speaks for itself. I urge all constituents to turn out in large numbers and vote for Pinto to continue his good work as mayor. If it’s not broke, please don’t try to fix it. I like Martha as a person, but not as mayor. If the village wants to continue enjoying the high quality of life, low crime rate, etc., if it wishes to have a prolonged period of material prosperity, voters have only got to behave in a peaceful, helpful way toward one another and vote for the best candidate for mayor. That candidate is Fred Pinto. Karl Witter The Acreage

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ROYAL PALM BEACH YOUNG AT HEART CLUB HOLDS ‘LUCKY CHARMS’ LUNCH

The Royal Palm Beach Young at Heart Club held its “Lucky Charms” luncheon on Friday, March 2 at the Royal Palm Beach Recreation Center. Members enjoyed corn beef and cabbage for lunch in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. After their meal, hypnotist Richard Barker provided entertainment with the help of eight club members who volunteered to be hypnotized. For more information about the Royal Palm Beach Young at Heart Club, call Jeannine Delgardio at (561) 790-5189. PHOTOS BY DANI SALGUEIRO/TOWN-CRIER

Nancy Wall, Dolores Colasanti and Young at Heart Secretary Barbara Stafirn.

(Standing) Mayor Fred Pinto, Eleanor DiCloccio, Don Croswell; and (seated) Mina Anafi, Bella Wissing, Victoria Reda, Jan Lifshutz and Bee Lipkin.

Leona McCauley and Sarah Gardner.

Dolores Valentine with George and Joan Canova.

Lee Messina, Selma Waters, Young at Heart President Phyllis Katz, June Brack, Chairman of the Decorating Committee MaryAnne Robison, Roberta Hennessy and Berit Hogan.

Louise Moreno, June Conwell and Muriel McConnon.

Mac Barnett, Councilwoman Selena Smith and Feeffie Nacareth.

WOMEN’S GROUP LEARNS ABOUT MERRELLS’ ‘TRAIN THE BRAIN’ INITIATIVE

The Women of the Western Communities gathered for its monthly meeting on Thursday, March 1 at the Wanderers Club in Wellington. Jessica and Jill Merrell from Ultima Fitness talked about the Merrell Family Foundation, which has partnered with the Palm Healthcare Foundation to form the “Train the Brain” initiative. They explained how meditation and mindfulness benefits can improve PHOTOS BY DENISE FLEISCHMAN/TOWN-CRIER mental health and performance. For more info., visit www.trainthebrainpbc.org.

Jill Merrell, Jessica Merrell, Karen Carney and Jaime Castellanos.

Ann Moreau, Mary Rowe and Jo Cudnik.

Mimi Barnhart and Kristi Knight.

RON JARRIEL

Jill Merrell, Chery Dunn Bychek, Jessica Merell and Mayor Anne Gerwig.

JARRIEL

A 57 year resident of Loxahatchee Groves 18 years working for Our Community! ACCOMPLISHMENTS Loxahatchee Groves Water Control District

ENDORSEMENTS Professional Firefighters / Paramedics of Palm Beach County, Inc. ..... Melissa Mckinlay-Mayor Palm Beach County Commissioner ..... Matt WillhiteState representative of Florida House of Representatives District #86 ..... Dr. J. William (Bill) Louda Resident/Professor@FAU

- $385,000 of funding through an I.L.A. with Palm Beach County and L.G.W.C.D. to purchase and transport 50,000 tons. Paid for by Palm Beach County not residents.

- $1,030,000 for North Rd projects, hydrants/500ft apart, new culvert crossing, dredging canal, road rock and all paid for by Palm Beach County not residents. - F-Rd equestrian trail / $50,000 paid for by Palm Beach County not residents. These are facts found @ lgwcd.org click on LGWCD-NEWS-RECORD

Loxahatchee Groves Town Council

- Spearheaded paving of South B-Rd. Approx 2.4 million paid for by developers not residents - Always fighting for improved roads/drainage

- $890,000 dedicated for drainage improvements - Must keep AR5 zoning making us Last Frontier of the Western Communities - Supports keeping commercial on Southern Blvd. and applying new revenue to offset costs to our residents. - No commercial on Okeechobee keeps traffic lower keeps it 2 lanes

On March 13th please re-elect Ron Jarriel for L.G.T.C. Seat 1 (561)315-5213 POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT PAID FOR AND APPROVED BY RON JARRIEL CAMPAIGN FOR LOXAHATCHEE GROVES TOWN COUNCIL, SEAT 1


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Our local soccer community supports Fred Pinto for Mayor.

In just the past two years, under Fred’s leadership, we: ESTABLISHED twice a year updates from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, to ensure Royal Palm Beach remains a safe place to live CONTINUED to hold the line on taxes and keep the village debt free REDUCED the rate for trash removal pickup COMPLETED the NEW amphitheater and renovated the bathrooms in Commons Park APPROVED the first Senior Living Memory Care and Assisted Living Facility in the village PASSED new traffic calming policies and added calming in neighborhoods that requested it MADE village-wide improvements under the Americans with Disabilities Act IMPLEMENTED performance measures to achieve eligibility for reduced flood insurance rates for our residents UPDATED the village’s sign ordinance that had not been changed in 40 years COMPLETED the Senior Citizen Needs Assessment study and are implementing a new Uber/Lyft like car service

And, Fred has always, and continues to support the Office of Inspector General.

VOTE TUESDAY MARCH 13 Endorsed by: Professional Firefighters and Paramedics of Palm Beach County Palm Beach County Police Benevolent Association Palm Beach County Human Rights Council REALTORS of the Palm Beaches and Greater Fort Lauderdale Former County Commisioner Jess Santamaria

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Get Pumped This Month With Let’s Move Campaign In Wellington

By Erin Davisson Town-Crier Staff Report The Village of Wellington kicked off its month-long Let’s Move Campaign on Saturday, March 3 at the Mall at Wellington Green. The event was organized by Wellington’s Community Services Department with support

Scott Campbell and Rosemary Davila.

from community partners, such as Ultima Fitness and the Palm Healthcare Foundation. The Let’s Move Campaign is a countywide initiative that involves exercising and eating healthy. The Palm Healthcare Foundation, sponsor of the event, is collaborating with CBS 12 and PNC Bank to bring more awareness to healthy living and encourage people to be proactive and engage in physical activities, as well as to eat better foods, such as fruits and vegetables. Marjorie Sullivan, vice president of the Palm Healthcare Foundation, encourages everyone in the community to get involved. “Physical activity is the best medicine,” she said. “It can help prevent illnesses, help reduce stress, improve moods and increase bone health.” This is the sixth year that the foundation has been collaborating with a wide array of community partners to make the Let’s Move Campaign happen. The heart of the event began at

the mall’s Live 360 Studio. Starting at 8 a.m., Ultima Fitness had three trainers — Javonti Greene, Maria Conde and Jennifer Singer — come out to lead a warm-up before a walk around the mall. The warm-up lasted for about 15 minutes before the mall walk began. “We have our own team within the campaign,” Greene said. “We’re hoping to encourage our fitness members to be more proactive with their exercises.” Shortly after the warm-up, the mall walk began. Among the people walking were not only the fitness trainers, but a number of residents and Wellington staff members, such as Scott Campbell and Paulette Edwards. Local resident Lynda Gusaeff was very excited to participate. “I enjoy walking and exercising, and I believe this event is a great way to show residents how important it is to exercise and eat healthy,” she said. VIPs attending the event included Councilman Michael Drahos and Mayor Anne Gerwig.

“I’m excited because the entire council is involved,” Gerwig said. “We are coming together to encourage people to be more physically active.” Wellington is one of many groups in the county taking part in the Let’s Move Campaign. Events are also ongoing in communities such as Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Jupiter, Boca Raton and elsewhere. In fact, the campaign is also a competition to challenge others in Palm Beach County to see if they have what it takes. As of Wednesday, the Wellington team is in the lead countywide, followed by teams from Jupiter and the Palm Beach County School District. The great thing about it is that anyone can sign up. The challenge is to spend 30 minutes a day doing any sort of physical activity that will get your legs moving and your body grooving. Each day, participants log their minutes online, and it will be counted toward their group. The challenge lasts the entire month of March.

Jennifer Singer, Javonti Greene, Lynda Gusaeff, Maria Conde and Councilman Michael Drahos at the kickoff event. It’s always important to be healthy, and one doesn’t need a competition to see that, but sometimes it’s needed to bring awareness to the many benefits of physical activity. Want to be a part of the fun? Want to test yourself? There’s still time left to get involved. To take part, visit www.letsmovepbc.

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org and sign up with a community partner, such as the Village of Wellington, to qualify. Then return daily to log your minutes of physical activity. The Village of Wellington also has a number of sub-teams, such as local schools and Ultima Fitness, which is making things easy for its members using the Ultima app.

Find Fashion, Fun And Friends At The Mixed Bag In Wellington

By Betsy LaBelle Town-Crier Staff Report A unique selection of clothing and accessories aimed at young girls all the way up to greatgrandmothers are part of the fun at the Mixed Bag, a woman’s lifestyle boutique in the Wellington Marketplace. Providing a shopping experience with a beautiful, Palm Beach feel, the team of Johnatha Gorin, Kathy Miller and Tracey GorinByrne are passionate about the quality and styling of their women’s clothing and gift merchandise. Miller explained that the store not only offers women’s dresses by local and national designers, but also a unique and charmingly fresh selection of other clothing, accessories, jewelry and gifts. With a constant update to the items offered, the rich colors allow any woman to wear stylish fashions to a fancy polo match, horse show, golf outing, tennis game or even a trip to the beach. The Mixed Bag has everything a fashionable female needs, featuring brands for all ages, including Gretchen Scott, Whimsy Rose, Barbara Erickson, Barbara Gerwit, Jude Connally, Oliphant, Ibkul, Love Lilly and more. “Gretchen Scott is a New York based designer,” explained Miller, recommending her dresses, tunics

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continued from page 1 85th percentile, which would meet criteria for traffic calming. “The segment west of Chestnut Court just met the 85th percentile speed threshold for the eastbound direction but not the westbound direction,” the report stated. “When taking into account the averages for both directions and all three study locations, the average 85th percentile speed is 33 mph for Saratoga Blvd. in the subject area.” None of the three locations on Saratoga Blvd. met the required speeds, which ultimately resulted in the roadway not meeting the requirements for traffic calming speed humps or other devices. A new petition for traffic calming cannot be processed for that roadway for five years. Marsh explained the waiting period is thought out and serves a financial purpose. “This process is time consuming, and it costs real dollars to

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Master Class At AGDF

continued from page 3 turn, but the horse brings his head to the left and just keeps going,” Hester said. “He couldn’t even turn left, let alone do a flying change or piaffe.” The point of the story is, you have to turn the horse from the

and well-made pants. “They are very easy to clean and stretchy.” All are also easy to wash on a light cycle, and everything is nicely weighted for Florida. “Great for travel, all of the fabrics in our stores are extraordinarily easy — wash, drip-and-dry care — and, not much ironing necessary,” Miller said. “It would be your choice to dry clean any of the clothing.” The store has many repeat clients who drop by frequently. “The women in Wellington are very happy with us because there is nothing like this, here in Wellington,” Miller said. “We will often give a customer who asks a phone call if something comes in that they particularly enjoy. They like the personal service. We take great pride and enjoy helping each of our customers.” The clothing is pretty and a nice weight for riding, golf or tennis; with knit fabrics and close cuts, which are very slimming. “Equestrians love the riding shirts because they are well-made and SPF 50,” Miller said. “They love to buy stylish clothing to go watch polo or Saturday Night Lights. We are a great place to find that wonderful outfit. Often, equestrians are too busy with their competitions to shop, and this is a great place, close-by, to come for

great clothing to spice it up.” That convenience factor for equestrians is how the Mixed Bag began some 16 years ago, when Gorin started selling well-made clothing on the east coast horse show circuit with all sorts of accessories. She set up shop at the Winter Equestrian Festival and now the store has year-round locations in Wellington, Jupiter, and Mystic, Conn. About seven years ago, Miller joined the team. “I started working at the horse show at WEF. It’s a great experience here in Wellington,” she said. “I’m passionate about this store because I just love people, and I love the color. You make such good friends by working here in Wellington. I have been in retail my whole life, and I like meeting the sales reps and learning about the companies and their backgrounds. I think it’s important to know the companies, to support them and to trust in their products.” People with active lifestyles also admire the merchandise. “Golfers love the skorts [athletic skirts with shorts], the sun shirts and the Judy P tops, because they can go from golf or tennis to lunch, and then to the grocery store if need be, and still look really nice,” Miller said. The Mixed Bag provides everyday essentials, as well as amazing

go out there and get the traffic counts and then have an engineer perform the study and generate the report,” Marsh said. “If you were to increase the frequency, then obviously this would become a very expensive line item in the village, if we had roads that we had just studied, someone had petitioned, and we had to continue to go back to the process.” Marsh said there are possibilities his department would review a past petitioned roadway sooner than the five-year period. We have criteria for traffic calming,” Marsh said. “If there were outside conditions that suddenly changed the traffic patterns on the roadway, and the volume of traffic, certainly our staff would look at those changed conditions. Obviously, we can make decisions to reevaluate roads prior to that five-year period.” La Mancha Avenue is the next road whose residents will receive mailed ballots for traffic calming in Royal Palm Beach. A study was conducted for the street, but the vote was delayed so those residents can visit Sandpiper Avenue,

since it is now the first street to have speed humps installed for traffic calming. “People who would want to see what the finished product would look like, I encourage them to drive down Sandpiper, so they can get to feel what it would be like to drive over on a daily basis,” Marsh said. Marsh said the ballots should be sent out in about two weeks with a special meeting likely to be held in the middle of April for the La Mancha portion being considered for traffic calming. Dove Circle and Starling Avenue in the Willows are actively petitioning for traffic calming engineering studies. As the village continues to review petitioned roadways for traffic calming, Marsh is confident in the current policy. “In a situation where the majority of the village is built out, and we don’t have a lot of changes that we anticipate on our roadway network… I think five years does make sense to limit that and be responsible with the limited resources that we have,” he said.

outside, Hester said. “Because he was always above the horse, it was quite difficult for him, and he found riding a dressage horse extremely uncomfortable, to be sitting on a different part of his anatomy when he was used to standing up,” he said. “It was basic, but it made me realize how we need to make sure we turn the horse from the outside.” In coaching Shipka, a 21-yearold from Middleburg, Va., in Wellington for the winter preparing for the Under 25 Grand Prix division,

Hester taught several exercises to help the horse carry his frame straight and to shift his weight up over his right-hind. Each horse has a hind leg they prefer to carry their weight over. Hester taught Shipka an exercise to canter in a square, as opposed to a circle, and each square turn to use the outside aids. “You start breathing, and he will start relaxing. This is a horse that wants to get quicker, so we need to make him wait by bending him to take his weight,”

Carl Hester explains an exercise to the audience.

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Joni Maloney and Kathy Miller at a recent equestrian event. gift items for Florida friends, things for the beach and things for the home, children’s clothing and toys, beach hats with colorful ribbons, wonderful mats for keeping the sand out of the house and so much more. “We have all sorts of gifts, cocktail napkins, baseball hats, kids’ clothing for girls with all sorts of color and gifts for all ages,” Miller said. “We mostly have women come in. However, we do at times get husbands and

The Mixed Bag’s Tracey Gorin-Byrne and Johnatha Gorin in their Wellington store. men looking for that great gift for their wife or daughter. It’s a store to buy for little girls all the way up to great-grandmothers.” Other items include well-made rain jackets with a unique sense of style for Florida showers, as well as fun tea towels, insulated cups and home wear, made in France. Whether you are looking for a gift, something to wear to a special occasion, or you just love to shop, the team at the Mixed Bag can help you find something special.

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Check out the store’s web site at www.shopthemixedbag.com for upcoming Sip-N-Shop events that take place during the winter season. The next Sip-N-Shop will be Tuesday, March 27 from 5 to 8 p.m. Open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 5 p.m., the Mixed Bag is located in the Wellington Marketplace at 13837 Wellington Trace. For more information, call (561) 795-8976.

A newly constructed speed hump on Sandpiper Avenue near Bobbie Jo Lauter Park in RPB.

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he said. “When a horse is a bit nervous about making him take his weight, he will start to relax because he feels your legs.” Hester went on to teach some amazing straightening exercises for the flying changes with a very balanced, relaxed horse. It was an amazing experience for Shipka. “I was a little bit nervous to ride in front of all of those people,” she said. “Though, the opportunity was hard to pass up. Carl is so meticulous.”

(L-R) Carl Chandler, Ashley Holzer, Katherine Bateson-Chandler, P.J. Rizvi and Carl Hester.

Thomas Baur, in his fifth year as director of sport for the Adequan Global Dressage Festival, organized the master class and shared the importance of the evening’s learning opportunity. “We have discussed doing more educational events for two years now, and we had the chance to get Carl Hester,” Baur said. “He is one of the true heroes of our sport and one of the best horse trainers in the world.” Baur encouraged the Wellington community to come out for

the final two Friday Night Stars events at the dressage festival this season, set for March 16 and March 30. “I would encourage the community to come and watch the dressage on Friday night because it’s our freestyle highlight,” he said. “We will continue to do these master classes in the future, and we are looking forward to bringing the top riders and trainers from all over the world.” For more information, visit www.globaldressagefestival.com.

The audience at the Carl Hester master class.


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NEWS

CLEVELAND CLINIC OFFICIALS OFFER TOURS OF NEW WELLINGTON FACILITY

Officials from the Cleveland Clinic conducted tours of the company’s new facility at 2789 S. State Road 7, Suite 100, in Wellington on Friday, March 2 in advance of the clinic’s official opening this week. The Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit, multi-specialty, academic medical center for primary care and cardiology. The Wellington office, Cleveland Clinic’s fourth office in Palm Beach County, opened to patients on Monday, March 5. For more information, visit www.clevelandclinicflorida.org. PHOTOS BY DENISE FLEISCHMAN/TOWN-CRIER

Senior Office Coordinator Susan Monk, Administrator Britney Heaton, Family Medicine Physician Dr. Jessica Garcia, Assistant Nurse Manager Rachel Dos Santos, LPN Geraldine Espinal and Medical Assistant Amanda Knight.

Susan Monk and Britney Heaton.

An echocardiogram machine in the heart room.

Dr. Jessica Garcia checks Karla Figueroa’s heart.

Michael Slabicki gets his blood pressure taken by Medical Assistant Amanda Knight.

Karla Figueroa at the clinic’s all-digital patient self-service check-in kiosk.

Geraldine Espinal at the nurse’s station.

NEWS BRIEFS Hadassah Wine Tasting March 21

Shulamit Hadassah will host a Kosher for Passover Wine Tasting on Wednesday, March 21 at 7 p.m. at Total Wine & More (900 S. State Road 7, Wellington). Taste six wines with explanations of each while enjoying hors d’oeuvres. The cost is $10. RSVP by March 19 to Nancy Taylor at nltaylor48@gmail.com or (518) 209-7215.

Jeep Show & Shine March 17

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Foundation will host a Jeep Show & Shine on St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday, March 17, from

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wellington Marketplace, located at 13837 Wellington Trace. Jeep registration is $20. The event is free for spectators and will include entertainment, awards, raffles and more. Proceeds and donations will benefit Puerto Rico law enforcement. For more information, or to register, contact Deputy J. Franqui at franquij@pbso.org or Deputy S. Poritz at poritzs@pbso.org or (561) 688-5427.

Lego Party At Quantum House On March 10

Wellington High School freshman Sarah Clein will host a Lego Party for families staying at the

Quantum House on Saturday, March 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Clein runs the local nonprofit Bricks Busting Boredom. She collects used and new Lego bricks and donates them to children’s hospitals. Bricks Busting Boredom was started in 2015 to help children stay entertained while enduring long hospital stays. More than 1,250 pounds of used and new Lego bricks have been donated to local hospitals and homeless shelters. Donation drives have been held in Palm Beach County elementary, middle and high schools. For more information about Bricks Busting Boredom, to start a Lego drive or to receive information about the Quantum House Lego Party, contact Deborah Clein at (954) 682-3816.

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The next event in Wellington’s Lakeside Family Fun Days series is set for Saturday, March 10 on Lake Wellington, located behind the Wellington Community Center (12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd.). The event will feature a variety of free activities for the entire family to enjoy. Activities are scheduled between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., and include fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, bounce houses and lawn games. Guests will also enjoy a meetand-greet with Lion Country Safari and visit with Pia, the great horned owl. Additional activities include Zumba with Jamie Tizol,

kids yoga with Nichole Sampas, a Wellington Art Society reception with demonstrations and a Dragon Boat Demonstration by the Lighthouse Dragons For more information, visit www.wellingtonfl.gov/lakeside.

Jump For HomeSafe At WEF March 31

On Saturday, March 31, HomeSafe will host its eighth annual Jump for HomeSafe at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington. At this family-friendly event, guests will enjoy air-conditioned, ringside seating for the final competition of the Saturday Night Lights series at WEF, the $500,000

Rolex Grand Prix CSI 5*. Guests will also enjoy a buffet dinner, open bar and silent auction. The party starts at 7 p.m. and is chaired this year by local competitive rider Emma Heise. “HomeSafe is so appreciative of the continued support of the equestrian community,” CEO Matthew Ladika said. “We are proud to be a part of the excitement of the Winter Equestrian Festival.” Tickets are $125 for adults, and $25 for children 12 and under. For more information or tickets, visit www.helphomesafe.org/jump or call (561) 383-9842. Serving more than 16,000 infants, children and families each year in Palm Beach County, HomeSafe provides hope and healing for victims of child abuse and domestic violence.

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JCPENNEY CHILD SAFETY EXPERIENCE PROVIDES SAFE FUN FOR CHILDREN

The Wellington Community Services Department and the JCPenney Asset Protection Department hosted a Child Safety Experience event on Saturday, March 3. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue had police cars, motorcycles and fire trucks on display for children. Attendees also enjoyed a martial arts performance by the Top Flight Martial Arts team. PHOTOS BY DANI SALGUEIRO/TOWN-CRIER

Armand Garcia, Angelica Garcia, Damian Garcia Sr. and Damian Garcia Jr.

Fire-Rescue Cadet Program members Tyler Williams, Collin Quigley, Dalton Blinn and Joseph Vanecek.

Jesse Lane sits in a fire truck.

Ethan Arexa gets a free boke helmet provided by the PBSO.

Avery and Ramey Hamilton at the event’s arts and crafts table.

Karen Muniz, Kimberly Masterson, Holly Mandich and Rebecca Boyer at their safe sleeping and parenting classes booth.

Sara Reyes, Ammon Reyes, Israel Reyes and Christine Reyes getting their identifications registered.

RELAY FOR LIFE HOLDS CELEBRITY BARTENDER FUNDRAISER AT THE GRILLE

Join Relay For Life in the world’s largest fundraising event against cancer. The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Western Palm Beach County will be held Saturday, March 10 at the South Florida Fairgrounds. To prepare for the event, relay organizers hosted a Celebrity Bartender Fundraiser on Friday, March 2 at the Grille Fashion Cuisine in Wellington. For more information, contact Lisa PHOTOS BY BETSY LABELLE/TOWN-CRIER Noel at lisa.noel@cancer.org or (561) 650-0129, or visit www.relayforlife.org.

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JESS SANTAMARIA & FAMILY AGAIN JOIN THE POLICE & FIREFIGHTERS IN ENDORSING FRED PINTO It is very easy for me to again join the police and the firefighters in endorsing our proven strong Royal Palm Beach leader for mayor. Again, I agree with the police association’s endorsement of Mayor Fred Pinto, stating that they “respect the strong and efficient enforcement of our laws.” I also agree with the endorsement of the firefighters/paramedics stating that “It is the intent of our organization to ensure quality candidates in elected offices. You’ve demonstrated that you can lead and that you are not afraid to do so. The residents of the Village of Royal Palm Beach are fortunate to have someone like you who has worked tirelessly for their interests. We look forward to working with you.” Like Mayor Pinto, I always supported the police and firefighters during my eight years as on the Palm Beach County Commission and continue to support them. Both the police and the firefighters/ paramedics are very familiar with the mayor of Royal Palm Beach, having to work with him and all elected officials on a daily basis. Having lived in Royal Palm Beach for over 40 years, raising all my three children (two

are lawyers and one computer specialist), I have been involved in everything involving our beautiful community. I know every square inch of our village. I know who can be trusted and who cannot be trusted. I know Mayor Fred Pinto is someone we can all trust and who always speaks the truth and will continue to protect the safety and quality of life that we have been enjoying in Royal Palm Beach. Unfortunately, the other candidate’s past record proves that she cannot be trusted. Dave Swift, a longtime former Royal Palm Beach councilman who beat her in two prior elections has made the following statements: (1) “Martha Webster actually voted to allow commercial development on the water treatment plant property.” (This property is adjacent to hundreds of homes in the Saratoga and Madison Green communities. All village residents were outraged and totally objected to Martha’s proposal!); (2) “Martha Webster attempted to weaken the Office of Inspector General, making it harder for the inspector general to investigate local governments.” What is Martha Webster afraid of? Jess Santamaria, Perpetual Public Servant

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MAYOR FRED PINTO HAS WON 8 CONSECUTIVE ELECTIONS BY LANDSLIDES During his fifteen (15) years as a Royal Palm Beach Mayor and Councilman, Fred Pinto has played a major role and been recognized for:

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Consistent lower taxes. Operating debt free. $80 million in reserves. Smart development Converting a failed 150-acre golf course into the magnificent Commons Park. Encouraging expansion of the Neighborhood Watch program. Supporting the Office of the Inspector General from its inception. Opposing excessive development outside Royal Palm Beach. Strongly supporting Sheriff’s Deputies and Firefighters/Paramedics.

Martha Webster is an opportunist who will lie during her many attempts to get elected. She has already lost four elections by landslides to Dave Swift, Matty Mattioli and Fred Pinto, who beat her by over 1,300 votes in the 2016 election for mayor — a total rejection by village residents for the 4th time! During that year, Martha ran on a campaign based on numerous lies about the RaceTrac application. (1) Martha knowingly lied that RaceTrac on Southern Blvd. would lower home values in Royal Palm Beach. Now that it’s built, has anyone’s home value gone down? (2) Martha lied that RaceTrac would be ugly with outrageous colors. Now built, RaceTrac is the most attractive and clean gasoline/convenience building in Royal Palm Beach! (3) Martha lied that, as county commissioner, I voted against approving a RaceTrac in the Lantana/Haverhill corner. The truth is that I voted to approve that RaceTrac! (4) Martha lied saying the majority of Royal Palm Beach residents opposed RaceTrac. The truth is the great majority of RPB residents supported RaceTrac and voted for Fred Pinto for mayor that same year! Martha Webster has no problem lying or taking credit for the accomplishments of others! Now more than ever, we need Mayor Pinto to continue working with our police, firefighters and paramedics to keep our homes, our streets and our schools safe. Mayor Pinto’s 22 years of military service with a rank of Lt. Colonel adds to his experience as a strong leader and mayor of Royal Palm Beach, while efficiently maintaining our cherished quality of life. Jess Santamaria, Perpetual Public Servant

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Choirs Sing And Create Banner For Stoneman Douglas High School

At a recent rehearsal for Young Singers of the Palm Beaches, middle school and high school aged choir members signed and decorated a custom banner for the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The Bel Canto, Encore, Lyric, Men and Cantate choirs decorated the banner with messages of hope, support and love. The banner had custom art created by Young Singers’ graphic artist Pauline Zaros, and VSP Marketing donated the banner. Young Singers’ staff members

were on hand to discuss recent events, and Choral Director Erica Barnes led the choir in song as they recorded a message of hope through the song “We Will Sing The World Whole Again.” The banner and the video were then sent to the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

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Emily Shecter Sings At ‘Bark In The Park’

Emily Shecter of Wellington sang the national anthem on Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, where the Atlanta Braves played the Houston Astros. Shecter auditioned for the honor several weeks ago. She is 16 years old and attends Wellington High School in the Fine Arts Academy. Jacob Shecter, her 12-year-old

brother, announced the start of the game. The family, including parents Jim and Robin, attended the evening with their dogs, Sandy and Boomer. The evening featured the special event “Bark in the Park.” A portion of the proceeds from the game went to the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League.

Emily and Jacob Shecter at the ball park.

The Shecter family (and dogs) enjoy Bark at the Park.

(Right) Angela Frankland, Emanuella Coimbra, Adrianna Wagner and Mallory Marshall sent their love and support to students at Stoneman Douglas High School.

Chef Clay Carnes To Chair Flavors 2018

Wellington Chef Clay Carnes will chair the Wellington Chamber of Commerce’s Flavors 2018, set for Friday, April 13 at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. Carnes is one of South Florida’s hottest culinary commodities. The French Culinary Institute and ALMA/La Scoula Internazionale di Cucina Italiana graduate is known for a decidedly eclectic cuisine that reflects his Italian, Mediterranean, Latin and North American exposure. His restaurant, Cholo Soy Cocina, delivers a new kind of Latin street food. With tantalizing Andean-American flavors featuring locally grown produce and top-quality meats and ingredients, his menu boasts tacos all crafted from freshly made Florida organic white corn tortillas. Working as much as possible with area farms and purveyors, Carnes also concentrates on growing his own peppers, herbs and exotic vegetables on his restaurant’s patio in his quest to

recreate highly specific, international flavors. Featured regularly at the Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival, Taste of the Nation, Swank Table farm dinners and specialty events such as Devour! Florida: The Food Film Fest, Carnes reigned victorious on several episodes of the Food Network’s “Cutthroat Kitchen.” When he’s not in his kitchen at Cholo Soy Cocina, Carnes enjoys building, gardening, riding motorcycles and bicycles, exercising, playing and listening to music, and drinking good mezcal. As passionate as he is about cooking, Carnes is even more in love with his wife and two children. The young family, from which he draws much of his culinary inspiration, can frequently be seen browsing local green markets and combing the beaches with their Boston terrier. For more information about Flavors 2018, call (561) 792-6525 or visit www.wellingtonchamber. com.

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Wellington High School Debater Brandon Schloss Wins National Exemplary Student Service Award

The National Speech & Debate Association recently announced that Brandon Schloss of Wellington High School is the 2018 Exemplary Student Service Award winner. From more than 141,000 student members of the National Speech & Debate Association, Schloss was selected for utilizing the skills he learned through speech and debate

to go above and beyond in helping others in his community. “Brandon has realized he has a responsibility to serve the community by working for positive change and improving the lives of others,” his coach Paul Gaba said. “If fluent communication skills, the ability to win accolades, and volunteerism was all there was to life, Brandon would already be

ahead of most of the population. But it is his pleasant smile, ability to assist other students and allaround personality, which makes him a true winner.” Schloss has accumulated more than 400 community service hours and was selected by Stomp Out Bullying to raise awareness about bullying and cyberbullying prevention. He has also been ac-

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Holly Moritz, 16, a six-year member of the Palm Beach County 4-H Loxahatchee Growers Club, has been honored with a President’s Volunteer Service Award for her exemplary volunteer service. This award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, was granted by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program. Palm Beach County 4-H nominated Moritz for national honors in recognition of her stellar volunteer service record. Between Jan. 1, 2016, and Nov. 1, 2017, she completed 2,040 hours of service with her 4-H Club and with the nonprofit Horses That Help. Horses That Help works to help whoever needs help, but focuses on children with special needs and children who are at-risk. Physical,

mental and emotional healing happens on horseback and through horses. Children and adults with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, seizures, birth defects and other challenges are loved on and helped through horses and amazing volunteers. While only 16, Moritz already has a tremendous work ethic and strong goals for her future. She plans to attend Asbury University in Wilmore, Ky., to earn a degree in equine studies with a minor in child psychology. “Holly is a shining example of the drive, passion and dedication our young people have in 4-H,” Palm Beach County 4-H Agent Noelle Guay said. “She exemplifies the third ‘H’ in 4-H, in which our youth pledge their hands to larger service. We are proud to have such a remarkable 4-H member here in Palm Beach County.”


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Polo Park Middle School Uses Mathematics To Honor Victims

Polo Park Middle School’s geometry students used their knowledge of geometric and mathematical principles to create a very unique memorial for those who

The Equestrian Trails Elementary School Running Club hit the pavement Feb. 20 in honor of cross-country coach Scott Beigel, as well as the other 16 victims from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for Parkland’s Run 4 Beigel. Runners from all around the nation took part in this run, and the Equestrian Trails Running Club was right there in full support.

died at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Titled “The Properties of Geometry Are Eternal, As Are the Lives, Accomplishments and Memories of the Fallen 17,”

students created geometric shapes and applied concepts using 17 in all of their measurements. Students were looking for alternative ways to channel their

emotions. The students felt that creating this type of memorial had a closer connection since they were able to use what they learned in class.

Polo Park students use geometric shapes to honor the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School victims.

RPBHS STUDENT WINS RPBHS Latin Students Excel At Regional Forum VISUAL ARTS AWARD

Rudy Lopez, president of the Royal Beach High School Chapter of Latinos in Action, is a winner in the Visual Arts Competition held this year at the Latinos in Action Leadership Conference. Lopez will receive his award on March 9.

On Saturday, Jan. 27, Latin students from Royal Palm Beach High School competed in the annual Regional Forum at Northeast High School in Oakland Park. This annual event includes both academic testing and athletic events, known as “Olympika.” On the academic front, students were tested on their knowledge of all areas of Latin, from vocabulary to derivatives, from Classical Mythology to History of the Roman Empire. The following Latin I students placed in various academic events: Athena Thai earned first place in Latin Vocabulary and first place in Latin Grammar; Olivia Sordelet earned second place in Latin Grammar and fifth place in Latin Vocabulary; Guyberson Pierre earned sixth place in Latin Vocabulary; and McKayla Hohn placed seventh in Latin Vocabulary. The following Latin II students placed in various academic events as well: Bryana Samuel earned second place in Latin Vocabulary and second place in Latin Mottoes, Abbreviations and Quotations (MAQ); Rebeca Soto placed first in MAQ and earned second place in Latin Vocabulary; and Astrid Fernandez placed third in MAQ.

Royal Palm Beach High School Latin students. Latin III students also per- included Athena Thai, Ashley II student Kimberly Urizar placed formed well. Ashely Ong placed Silva, LeCory McCoy, Mia Cerda, either first, second and third in first in Latin MAQ; Micheline McKayla Hohn, Daniel Moody every single athletic event: the Desir placed second in MAQ; and Guyberson Pierre. The Latin 220, 440 and 880 relay, the softand Sophia Perez placed third II team included Rebeca Soto, ball throw, and the long jump. In in MAQ. Bryana Samuel, Astrid Fernandez the male division, Latin II student Latin I students placed first in and Carloune Benedict. Roel Harriott took first place in the Certamen, a game of quick reOut on the fields, the Wildcats 50 and 100 yard dash, first place call, similar to “Jeopardy!” Latin also won awards. Latin I students in long jump, fourth place in the II students placed third in this Erin McBroom, Jenna Springthor- softball throw and second place event. The Latin I Certamen team pe and Olivia Sordelet and Latin in the 440 relay.

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Royal Palm Beach Elementary Welcomes Visiting Delegation From The Netherlands

On Feb. 28, Royal Palm Beach Elementary School welcomed 11 visitors from the Netherlands. The visitors consisted of the superintendent of schools as well as several principals and vice principals. It was an exciting day, observing in classrooms, talking with students and teachers, and sharing great ideas about educating children. Principal Tracy Gaugler was thrilled when her former second-grade teacher, Darlene Frederickson, contacted her last summer to introduce her to Herman Langhorst, superintendent of schools

in the Netherlands. After meeting in the fall, Gaugler and Langhorst scheduled the school visit. The school was also excited to welcome School Board Member Marcia Andrews, Chief Academic Officer Keith Oswald, Central Region Instructional Superintendent Vivian Green and Royal Palm Beach Education Advisory Board Chair Kevin Abel, sharing ideas to improve schools globally. (Right) Local officials with the visiting educators from the Netherlands.

New Horizons Elementary Celebrates Science

The New Horizons Elementary School SECME team.

New Horizons Elementary School recently hosted its annual Science & Math Fair Night. The school opened its doors to students, parents and community members to view close to 400 entries to the fair. Students had weeks to prepare their projects and submitted some truly remarkable work. Approximately 20 of the student’s projects will be entered into Palm Beach County’s Science & Math Fair. Third-grade teacher Jennifer Schuler organized the event and is also responsible for coordinating the efforts of the school’s Science, Engineering,

Communication, Mathematics and Enrichment (SECME) after-school program. The SECME program has met weekly since the beginning of October and has recently been preparing for the district’s Olympiad competition. Two of the teams that entered into the district competition placed third and fourth in the bridges portion of the competition. Currently, the SECME students are hard at work preparing for their next competition, “Engineer It,” which will be held March 10 at the South Florida Science Center & Aquarium.

Seminole Ridge 2018 Dance Marathon Raises $42K After raising more than $18,000 during their freshman year for the annual Dance Marathon, the Seminole Ridge High School Class of 2018 set a goal, challenging their peers to raise $100,000 in four years. They way surpassed that goal, raising a four-year total of $131,978.59 for University of Florida Health Shands Hospital and the Children’s Miracle Network. “Over $42,000 worth of miracles were made Feb. 23 for so many families,” event sponsor Shawna Ahmad said. “Our leadership team was amazing, led by two passionate, dedicated seniors — Allison Taylor and Kyle Huff — who thank every Hawk for participating in so many ‘hospitality food nights’ and campus events. Our Hawk community demonstrated the energy and passion needed to give the hope of a successful treatment plan to kids who have had unimaginable starts

in life, and who continue to endure disruptions to their lives.” New Football Coach — Seminole Ridge has hired Rick Casko as its new football coach. Casko, who spent the 2017 season as the Royal Palm Beach High School offensive coordinator, is the former head coach at Glades Central High School, compiling a 58-14 record. Casko also has been head coach at several other schools. “We’re extremely pleased to have someone of Rick Casko’s caliber become Seminole Ridge’s next football coach,” Athletic Director Scott Parks said. “We set out to find the best available coach we could find, and I believe we found him. Rick is a proven winner, and a builder of men of character.” Debaters Qualify for Nationals — The SRHS speech and debate team competed recently at the Palm Beach Catholic Forensic League Grand Finals, and of the 11 Hawks who took part, two qualified to

The SRHS Dance Marathon program raised $42,258.56 this year. represent the district at the league’s to perform an interpretive reading. national finals in Washington, Students of the Week — The D.C. Ashley Barham and Gustavo Students of the Week program Chaux will take two of the six recognizes students, nominated district spots in the Dramatic Per- by staff, for their academic excelformance category, which requires lence, behavior and assistance with students to take on the emotions campus events. Congratulations and complexities of a character to the Students of the Week for and convey them to an audience. Feb. 26 through March 2: Macie Megan Baugh qualified as a district Intoppa (grade 9), Donavan Poling alternate in the Oral Interpretation (grade 10), Austin Jones (grade 11) category, which requires students and Michael Clements (grade 12).

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SUCCESSFUL SCIENCE FAIR AT H.L. JOHNSON

On Wednesday, Feb. 21, H.L. Johnson Elementary School held its annual Science, Math & STEM Fair. Students from the Royal Palm Beach High School National Honor Society judged the event. H.L. Johnson is the only school in the central area that offers a STEAM program for elementary students focused on science, technology, engineering, art and math. Students at the school take the Science, Math & STEM Fair very seriously and did a wonderful job completing projects and displaying them on the science boards. Shown here are RPBHS National Honor Society students judging the entries.

OSCEOLA CREEK KID NAMED STATE REP FOR ANTI-BULLYING GROUP

Osceola Creek Middle School is proud to announce that Sage Persad has been chosen to be the state representative for the “Be Strong/Stop Bullying” organization. This is a global organization that is helping to empower youth to be the change they want to see in our world through hope and resiliency training. Persad is pictured here with his teacher, Julie Riani, who nominated him for the award.

Break Free From Your Controlling Husband You sometimes question “how can I be so unhappy when I’m married to such a charming and successful husband?”

All of this this makes you once again think about whether you should just put your energy into saving the marriage (again).

But then you remember how he constantly puts you down in front of your family. How he belittles you and questions your intelligence. And how he constantly controls you, manipulates you, and prevents you from having normal relationships with friends and loved ones.

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

You’re not a greedy person. All you want is to be happy, and feel appreciated in your life, and in your marriage. But you know deep down that your marriage is never going to get better. Your husband is not changing. In fact, he’s just getting worse.

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

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

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Our Doomed Road Trip: Why A 20-Hour Drive Took Four Days!

Snowbirding is not as easy as it sounds. I am back in Missouri this week, trying to get a second antiques shop up and running. The grass is brown, the trees are bare and the plants at my cottage are dead. It’s a 20-hour drive to get here, but it took us four days. We were OK until Atlanta, and then one of the four tires on our heavily loaded trailer blew out, sending us rocking. Mark saved our lives, but the tire had taken the fender with it. On the fender was a tail light — gone. The tail light was attached to the car via wire spaghetti. We were going nowhere. Mark spent the rest of Saturday on his

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The Sonic BOOMER back in the rain, trying to wire up some temporary brake lights. No go. The next day was Sunday, and nothing was open. On Monday, Mark stationed himself outside a Ford dealership at 6 a.m. and they fixed the nicked wiring. It took extra

time because they also corrected two recall items. Sigh. By Monday afternoon, however, we were able to get back on the road. We drove for four hours, getting us as far as Nashville, when traffic on the interstate simply stopped. We inched along and, while we inched, the guy next to us rolled down his window to tell us that another of our trailer tires had a bubble. Great! Two hours later, we finally inched past a car carrier whose cab and first four cars had burst into flame. Evidently, someone was having a worse trip than we were. Still, we took the hint and called it quits the second we got out of Nashville. We

dragged ourselves to the nearest hotel and flopped into bed. On Tuesday, we woke up full of hope and resolve, the way God intended. It was 32 degrees and gray, but we were full of pep. We hopped into the car and drove, bubble and all, into Illinois. That’s when the tractor-trailer in front of us blew one of its tires, the rubber shrapnel hitting our windshield as we looked at each other and broke into hysterical laughter. We were obviously doomed. Tuesday night, we made it to the cottage and its bleak windows welcomed us. Nothing in the windowboxes, no food, no heat. We kissed the floor anyway,

happy to be alive. And we set our alarms because we had to be up early. In the morning, we were up at first buzz, groggily brushing our teeth and looking for clothing that had not spent a week in a suitcase. We unlatched the bubble-tired trailer and stumbled into our car. It was a 30-minute drive to our grandson’s school where the kindergarten kids were putting on a program. We found our seats just as the kids entered, each one searching the crowd for his own “people.” Skippy saw us and waved frantically. His smile was as wide as the room. And, just like that, the drive was worth every second.

‘Death Wish’ Remake Is Not Great, But It Speaks To Our Society

Death Wish is the kind of move critics hate but a large section of the audience enjoys. This is not a really good film. It is a reboot of the 1970s movie, and that was not really good either. But it clearly speaks to people. Watching it in a fairly crowded auditorium was interesting; there were cheers and applause as the hero wiped out the criminals — and did so without judges or juries, and perhaps most importantly, lawyers. The story is very simple. Dr. Paul Kersey (Bruce Willis) is a successful surgeon who comes home to find his wife dead and his daughter in a coma from an attack by criminals. After a bit of suffering, he decides he wants revenge, gets a gun, and wipes out an inordinately large number of creeps. That is the story. To help out, it takes place in Chicago, which is now being called “the murder capital of America.”

‘I’ On CULTURE By Leonard Wechsler What makes the story so telling? It is a rebellion against the status quo in the country where violence is casually accepted. As some in the country’s leadership class argue that people should not have guns, that the government has people with guns to protect them, some “regular people” have begun to wonder how much truth resides in the saying. Watching the horror in Parkland, we were all horrified. Right after, we

watched the Broward County sheriff lead a children’s chorus demanding an end to guns. And then we learned that his office and the FBI had ignored dozens of specific warnings about the young gunman. Then we found out that the first deputy at the scene did not go after the gunman. Even worse, I’ve read that the gunman was able to buy guns because he had a clean record, despite being in constant trouble. The reason: the federal government decided that kids in school who commit crimes should, in many cases, not get arrested. Had the police done their job by having a record of his actions, had he been arrested and had his mental issues recorded, he would have been denied the right to buy his gun. So what do we do when the government does not protect us? If the people who are supposed to protect us do not do their job, then who will?

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The number of guns around precludes just trying to get rid of them. But in some places with strong gun control laws, like Chicago and Baltimore, shootings are out of control. And some cities in Texas that allow guns are very quiet. But that is simplistic. The problem is there is no real answer on ways to solve the problem. Trust an old educator; the notion of teachers’ carrying guns is scary. So, we wait and wonder what is next. And that is where the movie gets traction. The Chicago police in the film are shown to be swamped with paperwork every time they have to pull a gun. The last thing any of them want in the film is to actually face up against a criminal. At first horrified by the crime, many seem to envy the “freedom” that Kersey has in killing the bad guys. And, of course, the movie emphasizes the bad side of each of the people Kersey kills.

Director Eli Roth clearly has Kersey as an “avenging angel” for his family. How can you root against him? And that is why the movie works. It certainly is not the acting. Willis is deadpan throughout the film, and most of the rest of the cast is not required to do much. Many critics have written that this is the wrong time to discuss the issue, right after the shootings in Broward. But when is a good time? The movie was delayed several months because of another shooting. This film raises many issues that most of us do not like to deal with and brings out emotions that are not always pleasant. There is an enormous amount of violence, and it is one-sided, so be warned. The movie is pretty bad, but it is cathartic. I cannot recommend it unless you’re really into this sort of thing.

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MDVIP’s Dr. Pedro Sanchez Offers Concierge Approach To Healthcare The trend toward concierge medicine is a blend of the old school family doctor with the latest technological and preventative approach to medicine. Wellington’s Dr. Pedro Sanchez has embraced the trend, which he feels provides better healthcare for his patients. Sanchez spent more than 25 years in a traditional medical practice, seeing approximately 30 patients per day, before joining MDVIP last year. “I was spending approximately 5 minutes with each patient, which wasn’t enough,” Sanchez explained. “Now, I can give individual attention, which is a massive improvement and a much higher level of care.” Apart from the individualized attention, he believes there is also a cost savings benefit to MDVIP’s approach. “I can call specialists while the

patient is in the room and consult with them — and the patient — on the best way to treat the illness,” Sanchez said. “By doing this, I recently saved a patient an emergency room visit.” Sanchez also feels that he can now better help patients who have chronic conditions, like diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and more. “I have time to counsel and explain their condition to the patient, and insist on coordination amongst all of the specialists,” he said. MDVIP was founded in 2000 in Boca Raton and now has a nationwide network of more than 950 affiliated physicians serving more than 280,000 patients. “It’s also excellent for snowbirds and travelers,” Sanchez said. “All of my patients have my cell phone number, and either I can coordinate what they need, or I

can get them in to see one of my colleagues.” The foundation of the approach is the MDVIP Wellness Program, which encompasses advanced screenings and physician counseling that focuses on important health and wellness areas, and includes an annual comprehensive, prevention and wellness assessment that lasts up to two hours. The annual membership of $1,650 can be paid quarterly, semi-annually or annually. An added courtesy is the Family Plan, which allows the adult patients’ children, between the ages 16 and 26, to be seen without an additional annual membership fee. MDVIP accepts all commercial insurance and Medicare, and the concierge approach offers another cost savings to the patient. “I have time to get prior authorizations,” Sanchez said. “I have more time,

which means my ability to fight for the patient against the insurance company has increased.” The annual well assessment also means that the patient is rigorously screened for diseases that are either present in their genetic tree or appropriate to their gender, age, race or ethnicity. This is another way where the patients’ long-term health is focused upon, while simultaneously keeping costs down through early detection and treatment. “Everybody in medicine is moving in that direction,” Sanchez said. “Accountable care organizations and commercial insurance companies do everything based on costs.” Sanchez added that MDVIP has access to the master database of the Centers for Medical Excellence, which allows him to research the very best specialists to treat each

specific condition and get an appointment for the patient. He has privileges at both Palms West Hospital and Wellington Regional Medical Center and is connected to most specialists in the area. “Even if my patient is being treated by a specialist in the hospital, I will still stop by and visit during my social rounds,” Sanchez explained. At any given time, he has a total of about 300 patients, and because he only sees about 10 per day, he has time to deal with their urgent needs. “If you need me now, you’ve got me now,” he said. Sanchez feels he is practicing the kind of medicine he always wanted to. “This is a dynamite package of high-level, quality, individualized attention at a reasonable level of cost,” he said. “We’re finally doing the right thing for people.”

Dr. Pedro Sanchez Dr. Pedro Sanchez Family Medicine, affiliated with MDVIP, is located at 1035 S. State Road 7, Suite 120, in Wellington. For more info., call (561) 432-4971 or visit www.mdvip.com/pedrosanchezdo.

POP-UP ART SHOW BENEFITS RARE SPECIES CONSERVATORY FOUNDATION

A pop-up art show to benefit the Rare Species Conservatory Foundation was held Monday, March 5 at the Polo Bar & Grill in Wellington. The artists donated a percentage of their sales to help the foundation repair major damage suffered during the last hurricane season. Polo Bar & Grill created a margarita drink to benefit RSCF for the evening. For more information visit www.rarespecies.org. PHOTOS BY DENISE FLEISCHMAN/TOWN-CRIER

Rare Species Conservatory Foundation Curator Karen McGovern and Director Dr. Paul Reillo.

Andrea Michna, Robert Lopez, Kim Van Kampen and Patrick Roggenbau.

Norman Gitzen with his cedar relief carving of a bongo.

Eva Sjodin admires “Irish” by Patricia Powers.

Patrick Roggenbau with his acrylic on canvas work, “I Dare You.”

Patricia Powers with a giclée archival print “Rousseau.”

Sal and Jane Suwalsky with Kim Aikens and Joy Bahniuk.

Valiente Secures C.V. Whitney Cup, First Leg Of Polo’s Triple Crown

Fresh off their recent win in the Ylvisaker Cup, defending C.V. Whitney Cup champions Valiente kept the momentum going, defeating Colorado on Sunday, March 4 at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington. Putting their new rosters to the test for the first 26goal tournament of the season, both teams created fresh dynamics on the field, but Valiente rode away with its second consecutive tournament title 9-4. Valiente’s unprecedented final featuring the two top 10-goalers in the world — rivals Adolfo Cambiaso

Facundo Pieres of Valiente and Magoo Laprida of Colorado fight for control of the ball.

and Facundo Pieres — was a display of incredible skill and teamwork. Executing a beautiful 70-yard shot to goal quickly followed by a deep neckshot in the first chukker, Pieres unleashed a strong offensive force that Colorado could not stop. Expertly setting up his forward, Cambiaso worked the ball down field, leaving it for Rob Jornayvaz, who picked up the only goal of the second chukker. As play progressed, Colorado experienced many missed opportunities throughout the game as players repeatedly were unable to connect and overrode, leaving the team scoreless in the first half, which ended 5-0 in favor of Valiente. Fighting to get his team in the game, Diego Cavanagh charged through the formidable blue jerseys to finally score two goals in the fourth, effectively outscoring Valiente by one in the chukker. Cambiaso opened the fifth with a field goal, but was then answered by Cavanagh, who hit a neckshot through traffic to goal. Completely in sync and dominating the field, Pieres and Cambiaso completed two additional plays to triple Colorado’s score 9-3 headed into the final chukker. As precious minutes ticked by, the ball was passed back and forth across the field numerous times, finally crossing between Colorado’s goal posts and giving

Magoo Laprida his first goal of the game. Despite a valiant effort in the last two chukkers, Colorado could not rival Valiente’s momentum. Reflecting on the tournament, Valiente’s Tommy Beresford said, “The horses are getting fitter, and I’m playing a little faster. It is becoming a bit easier, as we are getting to know each other. We feel great and are looking forward to the next tournament.” Responsible for five of Valiente’s nine goals, Pieres was named Most Valuable Player. “Every game we are going to get a little bit better as a team,” Pieres said. “Today, we were better with passing the ball between each other. Our last game was more difficult from the beginning, and we had some pressure because it was our first together, but today was much better.” Best Playing Pony honors were awarded to Mentolada, owned by J5 Equestrian and ridden by Cambiaso in the third chukker. For more information about the International Polo Club Palm Beach, visit www.internationalpoloclub. com. (Right) The 2018 C.V. Whitney Champions, Adolfo Cambiaso, Facundo Pieres, Tommy Beresford and Rob Jornayvaz of Valiente. PHOTOS BY DAVID LOMINSKA

Douglas Elliman Saddles Up To Support Give Back For Special Equestrians her inspiring journey of healing. Her life experiences translate into a message of inclusion and adaptability that is impactful and life-changing to all who listen. Proceeds raised from the gala will provide annual scholarships for therapeutic riding lessons and a renewed path toward healing and hope for children and veterans with disabilities. “This event touches on our brand ethos of supporting Douglas Elliman’s friends, agents and clients in the equestrian arena, as well as important philanthropic efforts within the communities we serve,” Durkin said. Jay Phillip Parker, CEO of Douglas Elliman’s Florida Brokerage, said that the firm is pleased to partner with Give Back for Special Equestrians. “Therapeutic horseback riding has many physical benefits for people with disabilities, like improving balance, posture and eye-hand coordination, while also helping to build self-esteem, self-confidence and self-control,” he said. “We are happy to help support children and veterans who can best benefit from this life changing therapy.”

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Douglas Elliman Real Estate has saddled up with Give Back for Special Equestrians and honorary co-hosts Georgina Bloomberg and Jimmy Torano for the second year in a row to host a glamorous evening of world-class Grand Prix show jumping and philanthropy in support of riders with special needs. The exclusive benefit will take place Saturday, March 10 during week 9 of the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington to celebrate the occasion of the $384,000 Douglas Elliman Real Estate Grand Prix. Hosted by Scott Durkin, president and chief operating officer of Douglas Elliman; Gus Rubio, chief operating officer of Douglas Elliman’s Florida Brokerage; and Give Back for Special Equestrians co-founders Sissy DeMaria-Koehne and Dr. Heather Kuhl, the ringside gala will take place in the gallery overlooking the Grand Prix show ring and will feature a lively DJ, cocktails and dinner. The evening’s program also includes a special guest appearance from Natalia Cercone, an extra-ability rider who will share

Jimmy Torano Give Back for Special Equestrians, formerly known as Give a Buck for Special Equestrians, is a Florida-based nonprofit that provides therapeutic horseback riding and equine-assisted scholarships for disabled children and veterans throughout Florida and New York. The all-volunteer charity was founded in 2013 by Sissy DeMaria-Koehne, along with Dr. Heather Kuhl and Isabel Ernst. “Thanks to Douglas Elliman, Give Back has made significant strides, giving back more than

Georgina Bloomberg $100,000 in support of special equestrians,” DeMaria-Koehne said. “We are so grateful for their commitment, which enables us to continue to give more individuals living with mental, cognitive or emotional disabilities direct access to ‘horsepower’ that heals. I also want to express my gratitude to our honorary co-chairs Georgina Bloomberg and Jimmy Torano, as well as our board and media partner Sidelines Magazine.” For more information, visit www.giveabuckeq.org.

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Seagull Academy will host its seventh annual Spaghetti Supper on Friday, March 9 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The evening features a pasta dinner, salad and other side dishes, along with music and dancing as a DJ lays down the beat, and a silent auction. The popular dessert bar with “create your own” treats will be provided again this year by the Baking Club, comprised of students from the Seagull Academy and the Dreyfoos School of the Arts. Johnson’s Custom Cakes also has provided some desserts.

The community event is a night of fun and fundraising to help underwrite the prom at the Seagull Academy for Independent Living. SAIL is a charter school serving special-needs students age 11 to 22 in middle and high school. The school combines academics with a focus on mastery of personal, social, life and occupational skills. The event will take place at the Seagull Services headquarters (3879 Byron Drive, West Palm Beach). Tickets are $8 per person or $24 for a family of four. To purchase, call Elizabeth McDermott at (561) 842-5814, ext. 111.

Visiting Yale Spizzwinks To Perform Area Concert March 18 In WPB

The Yale Spizzwinks will be performing at the United Methodist Church of the Palm Beaches (900 Brandywine Road, West Palm Beach) on Sunday, March 18 at 2 p.m. Founded in 1914, the Spizzwinks are the oldest American underclassmen a cappella group. The group is made of undergraduate Yale students who are passionate about music. The Spizzwinks are known and followed for their wide range of

music, as they cover music by very different artists, from the Beatles to Bruno Mars. The Spizzwinks’ ability to cover different genres and styles of music has resulted in a large fandom, as they have toured all over the world. The local concert is part of their spring tour and is open to the general public. Tickets for the performance are available online at https://spizzwinks.ticketbud.com or at the door.


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LGWCD To Discuss Successful Equipment Sale At March 12 Meeting

By Ron Bukley Town-Crier Staff Report The Loxahatchee Groves Water Control District Board of Supervisors is set to discuss the results of its auction of road equipment at its meeting on Monday, March 12. The district collected a total of $118,000 for four pieces of equipment: $45,000 for a Caterpillar motor grader, $32,500 for a John Deere motor grader, $37,000 for a Sterling water truck and $3,500 for a Ford motor truck, according to a staff report. After deducting 8.5 percent commission paid to Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, the net proceeds

from the sale was $107,970. The district also paid $4,000 to deliver the equipment to the auction and $4,699 for various repairs necessary to present the equipment for sale, resulting in the district realizing a return of $99,271 for the equipment. In other business, the board will discuss the finalization of the March 2018 newsletter to be received by property owners shortly. The newsletter and a more in-depth detailed report titled “Recent History of the District” will be posted on the district web site at www. lgwcd.org. The town and district have

also jointly agreed to sponsor a Loxahatchee Groves Tire Disposal Day on Saturday, March 31 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The LGWCD equipment yard will receive the tires, and only Loxahatchee Groves residents will be eligible to dispose of tires. Those taking part must provide identification to confirm residency. There will be no charge to dispose of tires, but each resident will be limited to 12 tires for disposal. The town will provide a bin to remove the tires. The tipping fee at the Solid Waste Authority is estimated at about $250 for 270 tires without rims and 40 tires with

rims. If the program is successful, it could be held quarterly. The board will also continue discussion of canal cleanup, trash storage, disposal, monitoring and current neighborhood practices, as well as events sponsored by the Loxahatchee Groves Landowners’ Association, which holds frequent cleanup events with the help of volunteers from Seminole Ridge High School and other organizations. After discussion, the board decided to bring the subject of canal cleanup to the Intergovernmental Coordination Committee meeting, which was scheduled for Feb. 28

but postponed due to a Palm Beach County League of Cities meeting sponsored by the town. Nevertheless, the district is prepared to initiate trash removal from district rights-of-way once a month, according to the staff report. Also, pursuant to board discussion on Feb. 12, district staff has received four proposals to install a digital security camera system to replace the district’s analog system installed in 2010. Staff is evaluating the proposals to assure that each vendor is bidding on the same scope of work, and that a fair and open bid proposal and award is conducted. The district included

$10,000 for a new security system in its 2017-18 budget, and all proposals received are within the budgeted amount. The board will also discuss progress of scanning of documents for the current fiscal year to be placed online. Scanning is complete for all district permits and warrants. Construction plan drawings for a bridge culvert permit that was submitted prior to standard digital copy access will be digitized at a local printing company. Scanning of the district’s Bank United loan for road paving is underway, according to the staff report.

Five Honored At The Seventh Annual Women Of Worth Awards

Five outstanding women were recognized and celebrated for making valuable contributions to their businesses and their community at the seventh annual Women of Worth (WOW) Awards Luncheon, presented by Mercantil Bank, on Friday March 2 at the Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa. The Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce and the Central Palm Beach County Community Foundation announced the five WOW Awards winners from among 22 nominees in five categories: Corporate, Education, Entrepreneur, Nonprofit/Volunteer and Young Professional. The Corporate winner was Pam Tahan, chief operating officer of Wellington Regional Medical Center. Tahan has more than 15 years of experience as a seasoned senior healthcare executive. She also served as the president of the Young Professionals of Welling-

ton, where she helped to start a community garden at the Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club. The Education winner was Donna Baxter, student activities director and social studies department chair for Palm Beach Central High School. Baxter has enjoyed teaching for more than 27 years. The Entrepreneur winner was Kelley Light, owner of Renew: The Breast Care Boutique. Light was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. After overcoming her battle, it inspired her to take on her newfound profession as a certified mastectomy fitter and opened Renew. The Nonprofit/Volunteer winner was Christine Radentz, owner of Christine Radentz Consulting. Radentz delivers strategic administrative support to her clients. She has served the communities of Palm Beach County as a dedicated volunteer for more than 20 years.

The Young Professional winner was Alicia Zweig, attorney at Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith. Zweig is the co-founder and vice president of the Jacob S. Zweig Foundation (In Jacob’s Shoes). This charity provides new and gently used shoes, athletic equipment and backpacks filled with school supplies to children in need throughout South Florida. This year’s guest speaker was Ellen Latham, partner and founder of Orangetheory Fitness. Forbes named Orangetheory one of the “Fastest Growing Woman-Owned Businesses” in 2017, and it has been recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc., Bloomberg, and The New York Times for its disruptive science-backed exercise concept. Latham gifted her book, Push, to the audience and conducted a book signing at the end of the event.

Winners Alicia Zweig, Kelley Light, Pam Tahan, Christine Radentz and Donna Baxter. PHOTO BY TRACEY BENSON PHOTOGRAPHY

LEFT (Front row) Rikki Bagatell, Margaret Bagley, Amanda Wedgworth, Frank Gonzalez, Kelley Light, Cynthia Heathcoe, Alicia Zweig and Donna Baxter; and (back row) Laura Trosclair, Mary Lou Bedford, RoseAnn LaBella Voils, Christine Radentz, Lisa McDulin, Dr. Marsha Fishbane, Dr. Mariaclara Bago, Ellen Latham, Dr. Shelley Plumb, Pam Tahan, Rev. Pam Cahoon, Laura Alicia-Contreras and Robbin Lee. Not shown: Jessica Clasby, Wilneeda Emmanuel, Francesca Friedan, Pamela Polani and Larissa Silva. PHOTO BY TRACEY BENSON PHOTOGRAPHY

RIGHT Orangetheory founder Ellen Latham signs her book for Dr. Mariaclara Bago. PHOTO BY TRACEY THOMAS/ORANGETHEORY FITNESS

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continued from page 1 neled into a single spot in the front, allows administration to control entry throughout the day. “The best metal detectors are the people feeding the kids breakfast before they leave for school,” Davis said. “Kids often know something… Talk with them, and they will tell you.” He added that, “The shooting is the effect; the causality is the mental/behavioral issues.” His department has a unit set up to study these issues, a “Threat Assessment Team” that is bound

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continued from page 1 residents that exist there right now and protect the rest of the residents of the community.” She urged ALA members to participate and weigh in with other residents, do research and figure out what is best for them. “Personally, I would hate to wake up and have a highway in front of my house,” she said. “It’s happening, and it’s going to start with a two-lane, very busy road. That road is going to be in the middle of our community. It’s going to take traffic off of Southern, Okeechobee and Northlake, and it’s going to go straight to State Road 7.”

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continued from page 1 to Equestrian Trails, noted that a daycare facility, which had similar concerns regarding a playground placed in the front of its building, recently relocated its playground and added landscaping in front of it in order to make it less accessible. Conversation moved on to the possible different ways that school entry could be hardened. Students from the Dreyfoos School of the Arts, Forest Hill High School, the Renaissance Charter School at Summit and American Heritage School discussed different security ideas, such as implementing single point entries by keeping only one entry to schools open throughout

to secrecy, Davis said. They can meet in private and are immune to the rules that prohibit discussion of an individual’s medical records. Board Member Renatta Espinoza was concerned after hearing reports from parents that schools were not holding security drills. Davis related that rather than relying on students’ memories of when a drill was last performed, he had reviewed records of all drills as logged by each school. “We have two code red, some blues and whites, 10 fire drills and two tornado drills per school year,” he said. “I found 97, 98 percent compliance, and I’m working on the non-compliance. Active shooter training, which is the same

thing as code red, goes on at every school.” Davis said his department’s goal is to have at least one officer per school, and one per 1,000 students. He described the “See Something, Say Something” strategy, including a new mobile app that supports the program and puts students in direct contact with the police department. He also stressed the importance of all students feeling that they can talk to someone at the school and in their family. Royal Palm Beach High School Principal Dr. Jesus Armas reiterated the importance of students feeling secure that someone is listening to them. “If I was offered two more

police officers or seven more counselors, I’d take the counselors,” he said. Armas said he and his school are trying to channel students’ concerns about the Stoneman Douglas shooting into productive actions that would prevent any walkout, which would create additional safety issues. On a more uplifting topic, Crestwood Middle School Principal Dr. Stephanie Nance, joined by her assistant principals, Martin Pasquariello and Melissa Kaliser, brought “Greetings from the Eagles,” and updated the board on happenings at the school. Nance explained that the school is comprised of four academies and 735 students who enter the

She said the City of West Palm Beach, which owns the M-1 Canal running along 60th Street, is requiring a berm and landscaping between the road and the canal. “They’ll build the berm for the City of West Palm Beach, but forget about us,” Argue said. She urged residents along 60th Street to get an appraisal done for their property if they haven’t already. As for the proposed text amendment that would allow a 7-Eleven at the corner of Orange and Seminole Pratt, Argue and other ITID officials met with 7-Eleven representatives and told them that using the justification that the intersection has a designation of a “constrained roadway at a lower level of service” (CRALLS) did not make sense. “A CRALLS intersection is

basically an intersection that is failing already due to the traffic,” she said. “Anybody who knows that corner knows that Orange does not go straight through. It’s separated and, in fact, the district has opposed to the alignment of Orange, because east of Seminole Pratt is a county road. Everything west is an Indian Trail road. If we align that road, that becomes another straight-through road to the west, which we have no control over.” Argue pointed out the potential ramifications of a convenience store at the end of a street with private residences. “If you have the opportunity to hear 7-Eleven’s pitch, they’re rebranding, and I like what they’re saying, but it doesn’t fit there,” she said. “We explained our concerns that we’re on wells, we’re

on septic. Now you’ve got a gas station a half an acre away from a well.” She said that ITID officials told 7-Eleven representatives that there are locations in The Acreage that are appropriate, but not there. “There is commercial low that has been approved at the corner of Seminole Pratt and Southern, there’s another application to do the one on the other corner, the northeast corner of Seminole Pratt and Southern. Even the corner of Northlake and Seminole Pratt might be a more appropriate location, but not in the center of our community,” Argue explained. “One thing that we don’t want to have happen is a text amendment that would open up the possibility for this to happen wherever they deem to be a major intersection.”

the day, upgrading technology to enter buildings and placing latches on classroom doors that would allow teachers to bolt doors shut. “So many lives would be saved,” Renaissance student Tanisha Pierre said about her idea of implanting a door contraption on classroom doors. “Yes, there would be a big cost toward it, but I feel that lives are worth more than the cost of something like this.” Several students also brought up the lack of resources in schools when it comes to counseling and mental health. After some discussion, it was explained that school counselors do not specialize in mental counseling, as their job is mainly to guide students through the course of their education-based issues. Some students expressed the feeling that they, and a good

number of their peers, feel misunderstood when they attend school counseling, which brought forth a conversation of the necessity of psychiatric health professionals in schools, as well as that of educational guidance counselors. Other students also expressed their desire to encourage open conversation about mental health resources and access in their schools, as many troubled children don’t know where to go to for help. McKinlay encouraged students to seek aid whenever they need to, explaining that if any student doesn’t know where to turn to for help, any school, police, fire or government official could help them find the assistance they need. Having police officers present at all schools was another point discussed by students. With the discussion of police officers,

though, came the discussion of available funding. “We are one of the few counties who have our own police force,” School Board Member Erica Whitfield said. “That being said, we don’t have enough of them. Ideally, we would have one at every elementary school and at least three at every high school, but our main issue is cost.” In actuality, a majority of the ideas, issues and concerns brought forth by the students who attended the event were underlined with the topic of funding. Despite the reoccurring discussed issue of cost, though, McKinlay promised to take the notes she took of the students’ ideas with her to Washington, D.C., within the next few weeks, in order to advocate for students and eventually aid in enhancing school safety.

campus each day looking for an opportunity to learn and grow. “That growth is a mindset, centered around attendance, conduct and sustained academic growth,” she said. She described the school’s “Students With Amazing Growth” (SWAG) program, and said their goal is for students to do well in high school and to aim toward post-secondary success. Nance reported that she had just

had a meeting earlier in the day and that Crestwood should soon receive Title I financial assistance, which provides additional funding to schools that have high numbers of students from low-income families. The Royal Palm Beach Education Advisory Board will not meet in April. After the meeting, the board adjourned to a private session to select scholarship applicants to interview.

(L-R) Principal Dr. Stephanie Nance of Crestwood Middle School with her assistant principals, Martin Pasquariello and Melissa Kaliser.

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continued from page 1 staff supports them, then we welcome the project,” Liggins said. Director of Planning & Zoning Bradford O’Brien said that the applicants are actively responding to his staff’s comments, and that he is in the process of evaluating whether or not the application meets the village’s standards. The CarMax project has not been put on the official public meeting schedule as of yet. However, O’Brien said that it is likely headed to the Royal Palm Beach Planning & Zoning Commission in either April or May, before heading to the Royal Palm Beach Village Council for review. CarMax is one of the largest used-car retailers in the nation. The company has more 180 locations in 39 states, employing more than 24,000 people. CenterPoint Integrated Solutions aims to transform the land in Royal Palm Beach into an efficient dealership that would

bring revenue and employment to the village, as well as enhance the aesthetic of what is currently an empty lot. The proposal states that the integration of the future dealership is a positive and logical growth for the village. This particular property has been of interest to others in the past, but nothing has moved beyond discussions. However, its location next to one car dealership and nearby several others could work in its favor. “There are serious conversations about moving forward with CarMax,” Councilman Jeff Hmara said. “It is an interesting compatibility. We have talked about that property for a number of years and, in the past, we’ve heard some concepts that were not particularly interesting to us. This one seems like something that might actually work in that area.” Hmara was pleased to hear that the developers are actively working to conform the project to the village’s code. “They appear to be willing to work with our staff, and hopefully, we will not have variance requests, and this piece will come together nicely,” he said.


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PALM BEACH COUNTY SHERIFF’S FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP LUNCH AT IPC

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Foundation sponsored “A Day of Mallets and Chukkers” on Sunday, March 4 at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington. After a buffet lunch, 10 students each received a $2,500 scholarship, which is renewable up to four years. Scholarship winners included: Guadalupe Alcala-Garcia, Glades Central High School, Florida State University; Charles Crichton, Atlantic High School, University of Central Florida; Morgan Frederick, Palm Beach Gardens High School, Florida Atlantic University; Kalen Hyde, Palm Beach Gardens High School, Florida Gulf Coast University; Ethan Mansdorf, Santaluces High School, Palm Beach State College; Elie Merisier, Lake Worth High School, Palm Beach State College; De’Juan Miller, Glades Central High School, Keiser University; Gisell Rodriguez, Glades Central High School, Florida International University; Alana Thomas, Santaluces High School, Howard University; and Kylie Tucker, Park Vista High School, Palm Beach State College. For more info., visit www.pbcsf.org. PHOTOS BY DENISE FLEISCHMAN/TOWN-CRIER

PBSO Deputy Ed Quinn with K9 Inka.

Dorothy Bradshaw and PBSO Cpl. John Sylvester with K9 Casper.

PBSO Deputy Audrey Miranda aboard Roscoe and Deputy Brian Daly aboard Scooter with Lisa Peterfreund.

Deputy Ed Quinn demonstrates K-9 Inka’s obedience skills.

PBSO Capt. Rolando and Lisa Silva.

Sheriff Ric Bradshaw (right) speaks as PBSO Foundation Chair Rick Seymour and Board Member John Flanagan look on.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Foundation Board of Directors: Frank Hernandez, Carlton Wade, Matt Liebman, Michael Passeroff, Lewis Stahl, Andrew Carduner, Neil Hirsch, Lee Fossett, Rick Seymour, John Flanagan and Programs Coordinator Steve Moss.

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The team from Great Britain — Amanda Derbyshire, Ben Maher, Emily Mason, Emily Moffitt and Chef d’Equipe Di Lampard — won the $150,000 Nations Cup CSIO4*, presented by U.S. Trust & Bank of America Merrill Lynch, on Saturday, March 3 during week eight of the 2018 Winter Equestrian Festival. Page 29

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WHS Basketball Boys Claim State Tourney Berth

The Wellington High School boys basketball team powered through the Class 9A regional playoffs and continued to make school history, improving to an undefeated 30-0 season record and earning a berth in the state final four. Wellington hosted Deerfield Beach High School in the regional final. Page 37

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Brooke USA officially kicked off its new initiative “Paint Wellington Orange” with its first two fundraising events of the season: a Lunch & Learn at the Winter Equestrian Festival on Feb. 22 and the Orange Party & Give Back Day event, hosted by Polo Bar & Grill, on Feb. 26. This fundraising movement was designed to engage the community to raise awareness about the mission of Brooke USA. Page 30

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Three sets (25-22, 2515, 25-23) were all the Wellington High School boys varsity volleyball team needed to hold on and defeat Seminole Ridge High School at home Thursday, March 1 in the season opener. In the first set, the Wolverines opened up with a six-point run to take an early lead. Page 37

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Great Britain Wins $150,000 Nations Cup CSIO 4* At WEF

The team from Great Britain — Amanda Derbyshire, Ben Maher, Emily Mason, Emily Moffitt and Chef d’Equipe Di Lampard — won the $150,000 Nations Cup CSIO4*, presented by U.S. Trust & Bank of America Merrill Lynch, on Saturday, March 3 during week eight of the 2018 Winter Equestrian Festival. The Nations Cup consisted of two rounds shown over a course set by Ken Krome. Teams of four represented the nations of Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Great Britain, Ireland, Mexico, the United States and Venezuela. After the first round, each team dropped their highest score. In the second round, the top six teams returned in order of highest to lowest total faults. The winner was determined by the lowest total of each team’s top three riders. The six teams that returned for the second round, in order from most faults to least, were Chile, Venezuela, Ireland, Brazil, Mexico and Great Britain. The winning nation was represented by Derbyshire on Luibanta BH, owned by Gochman Sport Horses, Maher on Jane Forbes Clark’s Tic Tac, Mason riding Explosion W for Poden Farms, and Moffitt on another Poden Farmsowned mount, Hilfiger van de

Olmenhoeve. Great Britain led in the first round with a zero fault total after Derbyshire, Mason and Maher went clear. Moffitt was the drop score with 13 faults. In round two, Moffitt came back strong with a clear round, and Mason and Maher also contributed clears. Derbyshire was the drop score with eight faults. It all came down to anchor rider Maher, the 2012 London Olympic Games team gold medalist, to produce the win for Great Britain, as Ireland was waiting with five total faults after three clear trips in the second round. Maher delivered on Tic Tac, a 15-year-old Belgian Sport Horse, showing for the first time with Maher at the Winter Equestrian Festival. “We had a long talk before the weekend that we needed Great Britain to get off to a good start,” he said. “We’ve been losing for too long, and I think that for any rider or any team, you can’t just go on a run of bad luck or bad results and all of a sudden come out and win a championship, so I think this year we have to start strong as a country, as a team, within the riders that we have, and get off to a positive start.” Maher, 35, is one of the more senior riders on the young team. “We have a younger generation

now,” he said. “Everyone’s ridden one or two Nations’ Cups, and last week I was told this is my 50th, so I feel really old now.” Mason, 26, who was riding for the first time ever in a Senior Nations Cup for Great Britain, was thrilled with her horse’s performance. “Personally, for me it was an honor even to be picked for the team to start with and the fact that we managed to get a double clear out today is mind blowing, but I’m so happy with the horse,” she said of the nine-year-old KWPN gelding. “He’s inexperienced with this level, and he jumped absolutely phenomenal tonight.” Derbyshire, 29, who was riding in her second Nations Cup ever, has had a spectacular week with two individual CSIO victories with Lady Maria BH and the Nations Cup win on Luibanta BH, a 10-year-old Irish Sport Horse mare. “Last year was the first time I did a Nations Cup, and it went well, but I was a little nervous,” she said. “This year I think we had a great, strong team, and I think we were all pretty confident we could do a good job. I was delighted with the horse. She always tries her best. I made a little mistake in round two, but thankfully I had some other teammates

The team from Great Britain included Ben Maher, Emily Mason, Emily Moffitt, Chef d’Equipe Di Lampard and Amanda Derbyshire. PHOTO BY SPORTFOT

who made up for it. I am delighted for everyone and for Great Britain.” Nineteen-year-old Moffitt, riding in her third Nations Cup, was pleased with her horse’s ability to rise to the occasion in the second round and help her team. “The first round was not great; it did not go to plan, and the second round I definitely had to take a deep breath and focus on what I needed to do. I rode as well as I could, and Tommy was definitely more with me the second

round and he flew over the course. He really knows when he has to do his job,” she said of the 11-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding. The Saturday Night Lights series continues throughout the 12-week WEF circuit, held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington. Hunter, jumper and equitation competition at WEF continues through April 1, offering more than $9 million in prize money. For more info., visit www.pbiec.com.

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Brooke USA Kicks Off Season By Painting Wellington Orange Brooke USA officially kicked off its new initiative “Paint Wellington Orange” with its first two fundraising events of the season: a Lunch & Learn at the Winter Equestrian Festival on Feb. 22 and the Orange Party & Give Back Day event, hosted by Polo Bar & Grill, on Feb. 26. This fundraising movement was designed to engage the community to raise awareness about the mission of Brooke USA, which is to improve the welfare of working horses, donkeys and mules, and the people they serve, throughout Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. Another event was held at Don Chepo’s Taco Shop on March 7, and Brooke USA’s highly anticipated event of the season, the third annual Nic Roldan’s Sunset Polo & White Party, will close out the winter fundraising calendar on March 23. To support Brooke USA’s initiative, shop, eat or visit any of the many “Paint Wellington Orange” partners across Wellington. Visit www.brookeusa.org to learn more or follow the nonprofit on Facebook at www.facebook. com/brookeusaonline to stay up-todate on all of its upcoming “Paint Wellington Orange” events.

(Above) The Brooke USA Lunch & Learn. (Left) Brooke USA ambassador Nic Roldan, Brandon Phillips and Tom Blake at the Orange Party.

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The Northern Palm Beach Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association will host its 22nd annual fashion show and luncheon on Saturday, April 21 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Hotel (4350 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens). Fashion Coordinator Rose Meyerowich will be presenting spring and resort fashions from local area boutiques. The proceeds of the event will help to support educa-

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Wellington Chamber Appoints Mac Mahon As Counsel

Dermot Mac Mahon

The Wellington Chamber of Commerce recently announced the appointment of attorney Dermot P. Mac Mahon as chamber counsel and trustee. Mac Mahon is a Florida Bar licensed attorney and certified with the Board of Legal Specialization and Education in real estate law. One of six children, Mac Mahon was born in Nassau, Bahamas and raised in Miami. Mac Mahon graduated from the University of Miami with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in May 1985 and obtained his

juris doctor from the University of Miami School of Law in 1988. A member of the Wellington community since 2001, he currently resides with his wife and two children and enjoys water skiing, windsurfing, tennis and Ninja Warrior training. Mac Mahon has been a longtime member of the Wellington Chamber and the Lake Worth Rotary Club, where he is a past president. He also maintains professional memberships with the Florida Bar Association, the Palm Beach County Bar Association and the Palm Beach County Attorneys’ Real Estate Council.

As a partner in a general practice law firm in Marathon in the Florida Keys, he represented clients in real estate (residential and commercial closings, title insurance, foreclosures, condominium law, landlord/ tenant, zoning, construction law), estate planning/probate (wills and trusts, estate planning, guardianship), marital law (dissolution of marriage, custody, alimony and child support, prenuptial agreements), personal injury and wrongful death (medical malpractice, insurance claims and disputes) and corporate law (commercial

litigation, incorporation, partnership, limited liability companies, collections). Relocating to West Palm Beach, he managed a busy 15-employee title company that was consistently in the Top 50 Agents for Attorneys’ Title Insurance Fund. At Dermot Mac Mahon, P.A., he specializes in real estate law, business/corporate law, and estate planning and probate law. He is an agent for Old Republic National Title Insurance Company/Attorneys’ Title Fund Services LLC. Learn more at www.macmahon law.com or call (561) 227-1523.

Urban Design Kilday Studios Celebrates 40 Years

Urban Design Kilday Studios (UDKS), an award-winning planning and landscape architecture firm, recently marked 40 years in business with a celebration at its office on 610 Clematis Street. More than 200 friends, clients, colleagues and community leaders attended the festivities and raised a glass to past and present leaders of the company, including UDKS co-founders, the late Henry “Hank” Skokowski and the recently retired Kerry Kilday, and the current Managing Principal Ken Tuma. Firm

principal Anne Booth was also recognized for her 40-year career with UDKS and her integral role planning the firm’s most significant projects in Palm Beach Gardens. A highlight of the evening was a video presentation that provided guests with a walk down memory lane. Clips of UDKS’s work over the past four decades included PGA National Resort & Spa, Palm Beach Outlets, Delray Market Place, the Country Club at Mirasol, Old Palm Golf Club, Avenir, Alton, Arden,

and many municipal parks and buildings. “The theme for our anniversary party was called UDKS 4.0 because the firm has evolved over its 40 years and is now bigger, better and a more comprehensive solution for clients than ever before,” Tuma said. “We have expanded our physical space and brought on some of the best planners and designers in Florida. We are very well positioned to remain the market leader and serve the needs of our clients for decades to come.” From its early beginnings in 1977

to today, UDKS has delivered the highest standard of design and professional service to its clients. The company has extensive expertise in site sustainability and “building green,” with four LEED-accredited professionals on staff. It specializes in urban design, master planning, governmental approvals, landscape architectural services and design guidelines for public and private sector clients. For more information, visit www. udsonline.com or call (561) 3661100.

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The Armory Art Center’s Summer Art Experience is filled with fun and creativity for children 6 to 18 years old. Camp runs weekdays from June 4 through Aug. 10 (no classes July 4) from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. High-quality art education includes drawing, painting, sculpture, jewelry, fashion, ceramics and printmaking. Most instructors have a master’s degree in art and/or education and all have had background checks to provide a safe and enriching environment for your child. The Armory Art Center is located at 811 Park Place in West Palm Beach. For more info., call (561) 832-1776 or visit www.armoryart.org/youthartcamps. Casperey Stables Horse Camp is a small, fun-filled day camp for children ages 7 to 14. With four riding opportunities each day, arts and crafts, and outdoor games, campers find little time to be bored. The low counselor-child ratio ensures that each child receives individual attention. There are camp sessions for spring and winter school breaks and during the summer. Each two-week session has a theme, such as Indian Days, Circus Days and Medieval Days. Casperey Stables has a weekly swim party and ends each session with a horse show and family barbecue. To learn more about the camp, located at 2330 D Road in Loxahatchee Groves, call (561) 792-4990 or visit www.caspereystables.com. The Lake Worth Playhouse is hosting a summer camp where campers learn acting, voice, dance and stage movement through daily activities and rehearsals, which culminates in full-scale productions of Into the Woods Jr. and Mary Poppins Jr. Campers over age 12 will also participate in behind-the-scenes roles and other theater-related education. The Lake Worth Playhouse is located at 713 Lake Ave. in Lake Worth. For more info., call (561) 586-6410 or visit www.lakeworthplayhouse.org. The Little Place and The Little Place Too are Wellington’s premier nationally accredited childcare centers. The Little Place offers a quality, caring environment for children ages six months to five years. Working hand-in-hand with local elementary schools, the staff works closely with each child to develop and promote vital academic skills and to reinforce positive social interaction. Children are welcomed into warm classroom settings that are age-appropriate, bright and stimulating. The older children, ages three to five, utilize tablets in the classroom with interactive programs that introduce basic math, reading and other skills. Celebrating more

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Brunch, fashion show (featuring fashions by dressbarn)

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WHS Basketball Boys Claim State Tournament Berth

By Gene Nardi Town-Crier Staff Report The Wellington High School boys basketball team powered through the Class 9A regional playoffs and continued to make school history, improving to an undefeated 30-0 season record and earning a berth in the state final four. After doing just enough in the regional quarterfinal game against Boca Raton, the regional semifinal turned out to be a nail-biter against

Atlantic. The Wolverines relied on Cornelius Butler to drop in two free-throw buckets with 14 seconds remaining to lift Wellington to the 68-65 victory over the Eagles. That win set the stage for Wellington to host Broward’s Deerfield Beach High School. The 55-41 regional title win over the Bucks sends Wellington to Lakeland for the state final four for the third time in four years. “It’s awesome. It’s a great feeling

Wellington’s Bryan Williams looks for an opening.

to be able to go back to Lakeland,” Wellington head coach Matt Colin said. “It’s one of the goals we set for at the first of the season, and I’m so happy the guys were able to achieve it.” The Wolverines played stellar defense through the night. After the first period, Wellington held the Bucks (22-9) to a single digit, with a 12-9 lead, after Deerfield broke the ice early with a three-pointer to start the game. Next, the Wolverines

Linton Brown goes up for two points for Wellington.

went on an eight-point run, forcing the Bucks to call a time out. Jonathan Philistin and Texan Moulton played a key role in the success of Wellington’s defense. The game was quick-paced as Deerfield continued to press. Wolverines rarely faltered, sealing off the lanes to the bucket. Wellington managed to secure a 24-20 lead going into the locker room. “They’re a very good team, and we knew they could press,” Colin

said. “I thought we could have done a little bit better job handling the pressure, but at the end, we were able to control the basketball and make enough plays.” The Wolverines operated like a machine, leading the Bucks 38-26 by the end of the third period. The Wolverines faired better in the second half at the free-throw line, which helped their cause. Frustration began to show from the Bucks, as the fouls See BASKETBALL, page 39

Wellington’s Cornelius Butler battles to keep possession.. PHOTOS BY GENE NARDI/TOWN-CRIER

Wellington Defeats Sem Ridge In Volleyball Opener

By Gene Nardi Town-Crier Staff Report Three sets (25-22, 25-15, 25-23) were all the Wellington High School boys varsity volleyball team needed to hold on and defeat Seminole Ridge High School at home Thursday, March 1 in the season opener. In the first set, the Wolverines opened up with a six-point run, but the Hawks eventually powered back, trailing only by three. Wel-

lington pressed Seminole Ridge midway through, leading 15-6 and forcing the Hawks to call a time out. The Hawks collected themselves and rallied, but still trailed 18-14. The Hawks pulled within one 2019 late in the set. The Wolverines pushed back and eventually took the opening set 25-22. Wellington dominated the second set, after a slow start, taking advantage of miscues by the Hawks. The

Wellington’s Tyler Anderson keeps the ball in play.

Wolverines went on a five-point run late in the set, and rolled the rest of the way, taking the set 25-15. Seminole Ridge knew they needed to press in the third set to force a fourth. They locked it up at 4-4 early. The Wolverines maintained composure and dug through to take a 9-7 lead. The Hawks put together a fourpoint run to tie the set at 18-18, and See VOLLEYBALL, page 39

Wellington’s Brendan Boudreau sends the ball over the net.

Troy Sly jumps up to drive the ball over the net for the Hawks. PHOTOS BY GENE NARDI/TOWN-CRIER


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WELLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLERS BREAK RECORDS AT STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Wellington High School wrestling team concluded its record-breaking season by breaking a few more records at the FHSAA State Championships. The Wolverines finished with four state place-winners, 61 team points and an eighth-place team finish, which were all school records for the program. Individual place-winners were Chris Difiore (106 pounds), fourth place; Jared Abramson (138 pounds), fourth place; Cameryn Townsend (148 pounds), fifth place; and Eric Saber (182 pounds), fifth place. Shown (L-R): coach Josh Freebird, coach Adam Ferrara, Cameryn Townsend, Jared Abramson, Chris Difiore, Eric Saber and coach Travis Gray. Send sports items to: The Town-Crier, 12794 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 33, Wellington, FL 33414 or e-mail sports@gotowncrier.com.

Bassmasters Fish Out Of Belle Glade The Royal Palm Bassmasters held a fishing tournament on Jan. 14 on Lake Okeechobee out of the Belle Glade boat ramp. First place was won by Jake and Trevor Whitman with five fish weighing 24 pounds, 5 ounces. Second place was awarded to the team of Kiel Carr and Riley Pierce

with five fish weighing 12 pounds, 14 ounces. The team of Ed Huff and Mike Dillistin took third place with five fish weighing 11 pounds, 2 ounces. The big fish of the tournament was 8 pounds, 8 ounces, caught by Jake and Trevor Whitman. The Royal Palm Bassmasters

meet on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Royal Palm Beach Recreation Center, located at 100 Sweet Bay Lane. The club is now accepting applications for new teams and alternates. For more info., e-mail rpbassmasters@gmail.com, visit www.royalpalmbassmasters. org or call (561) 644-6269.

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Wellington Now Offers Pickleball Program

Wellington Parks & Recreation is now offering the exciting game of pickleball. Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong into a lively, competitive game for

all ages and abilities. The first day of play was held Wednesday, March 7 on new pickleball courts, located on the outdoor roller hockey rink at Village Park (11700 Pierson Road). Pickleball is

tentatively scheduled to be available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon; Tuesdays from 6 to 9 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays from 4 to 7 p.m. For more information, call (561) 791-4005.


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WHS Wins Season Opener

continued from page 37 continued to pressure Wellington’s defense. The two teams battled back-and-forth at the net. Seminole Ridge looked poised to take the third set, as they jumped to a 22-21 lead, their first in the match. The Wolverines tied it back at 23-23, and reclaimed the lead when a Hawks miscue occurred at the net. Wellington managed to capitalize on two key miscues at the stretch and rallied to win the third set 25-23, and the match. Brendan Boudreau and Stephan Papia were instrumental at the front of the net for Wellington. Tyler Anderson and Lucas Santos carried the middle for the Wolverines. Kyle Huff and Jake Pennypacker were key to the Hawks’ relentless rallies during the first and third sets. Sergio Chaux and Jon Fioramonti also contributed from the middle. The Hawks were on the road Tuesday at Palm Beach Central, but results were not available at press time. Wellington hosts Forest Hill High School on Tuesday, March 13 at 7 p.m.

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After Win, Headed To Lakeland

continued from page 37 continued. Wellington showed discipline and continued to extend the lead. Their efforts secured a 5541 advantage at the buzzer for the team’s second straight regional title. Philistin put up 15 points, and Nicholas Toledo and Bryan Williams each totaled 11 points. “The first half I didn’t do anything, and it made me angry,” Philistin said. “So, this part I had to do something. I’m just trying to do it for the team.” The win is special to Williams, with last season serving as a reminder of his trip to Lakeland. “This is a special moment,” he said. “If we can get this one more, I think we can win it all. We have to take it one at a time.” Wellington travels to Lakeland Friday night to play Miramar in the first round of the Class 9A state final four at 7 p.m. Stephan Papia leaps up to drive the ball over the net for the Wolverines.

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Saturday, March 10 • The Palm Beach County Dog Fanciers Association will host its All Breed Dog Shows on Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11 at the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center. For more info., visit www.southfloridafair.com. • Palm Beach County’s Natural Areas Festival will take place Saturday, March 10 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Winding Waters Natural Area (6161 Haverhill Road, West Palm Beach). Guests can explore the marvels of the natural areas through a 5K trail race (registration required), hands-on exhibits, wildlife presentations, a kid’s zone, guided hikes, kayak tours, food trucks and more. To learn more and view the full line-up of events, visit www.facebook.com/pbcerm/events. • Wellington’s Lakeside Family Fun Days will continue on Saturday, March 10 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Lake Wellington. Visit www.wellingtonfl. gov/events for more info. • Celebrate Florida Bicycle Month with the Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation Department by learning a new Paralympic sport: how to ride a handcycle on Saturday, March 10 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the CMAA Therapeutic Recreation Complex (2728 Lake Worth Road). To RSVP, call Daniella Robbins at (561) 966-7083. • The Village of Royal Palm Beach will celebrate Bike Month with a free Bike Trail Rodeo on Saturday, March 10. Start times will be 9 a.m. for the advanced course, 9:30 a.m. for the intermediate course and 10 a.m. for the beginner course. For event details and course maps, visit www.royalpalmbeach.com. • The Green Market at Wellington will be open Saturday, March 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. near the Wellington Amphitheater. For more info., visit www.greenmarketatwellington.com. • The Wellington Art Society will host a reception on Saturday, March 10 from 10 a.m. to noon for an equine art exhibit now showing at the Wellington Community Center featuring 15 artists, including a premiere showing of Laurie Snow Hein’s painting North Dakota Mustangs at Teddy Roosevelt Park. For more info., visit www. wellingtonartsociety.org. • The monthly meeting of the Lilith Salon will take place on Saturday, March 10 at 10:30 a.m. at Congregation L’Dor Va-Dor (9804 S. Military Trail, Suite E 2-4, Boynton Beach). For more info., call (561) 968-0688. • The Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach will host Family Story Time: Colors for ages 8 and under on Saturday, March 10 at 10:30 a.m. Call (561) 655-2776 for more info. • A Mother-Daughter Luncheon will be held Saturday, March 10 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Rita Catholic Church in Wellington. Enjoy a luncheon with your mother or daughter, or someone who is like your mother or daughter, at an event to benefit Birthline. For more info., call Caroline at (561) 798-2853. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Bridging Cultures Series: A Glimpse of Chinese Culture Through Dance & Music for

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adults on Saturday, March 10 at 2:30 p.m. The Joy Dance Group performs Chinese folk dances with music. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register. • The Relay for Life of Western Palm Beach County will be held Saturday, March 10 at the South Florida Fairgrounds starting at 3 p.m. The event will benefit the American Cancer Society. For more info., call (561) 650-0129 or e-mail lisa. noel@cancer.org. • The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host its Teen Anime Club for ages 12 to 17 on Saturday, March 10 at 3 p.m. Meet other teens who enjoy watching and talking about anime, and share your knowledge about manga. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register. • The annual Hepzibah House Barn Dance will be held Saturday, March 10, starting at 5 p.m. at the South Florida Fairgrounds. For more info., visit www.hepzibahhouse.org. Sunday, March 11 • The Royal Palm Beach Green Market & Bazaar will be open Sunday, March 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Veterans Park. For more info., visit www.rpbgreenmarket.com. • The Mounts Botanical Garden will host Medicinal Plants for the Garden on Sunday, March 11 at 10 a.m. Learn various types of medicinal plants, how to plant them, health benefits associated with them, and how to implement them in your life. For more info., call (561) 233-1757 or visit www.mounts.org. • The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach will present The Doo Wop Project on Monday, March 12 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Visit www.kravis.org for more info. • The 2018 high-goal polo season will continue Sunday, March 11 with the USPA Gold Cup at the International Polo Club Palm Beach. Polo matches are open to the public, with a wide range of hospitality and guest seating options. For more info., visit www.internationalpoloclub.com. • The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Sahaja Meditation for adults on Sunday, March 11 at 2 p.m. This time-honored technique reduces stress, brings better focus and helps you become more balanced. Call (561) 681-4100 to pre-register. • The Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach will present Quatuor Ébène on Sunday, March 11 at 3 p.m. Call (561) 655-7226 or visit www. fourarts.org for more info. • Audubon of the Everglades will hold a Flamingo Quest at Stormwater Treatment Area 2 on Sunday, March 11 at 3:30 p.m. Visit www. auduboneverglades.com for more info. • The United States Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors will perform at the Wellington Amphitheater on Sunday, March 11 at 6 p.m. Visit www.wellingtonfl.gov for more info. • The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach will present “Mancini, Mercer and Manilow!” on Sunday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. Visit www.kravis.org for more info. Monday, March 12 • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive)

will host its Pokémon League for ages 5 to 12 on Monday, March 12 at 3 p.m. Bring your DS or Pokémon cards and get ready to battle, trade and make new friends. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info. • The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will hold Reading Buddies Spring Session 2018 Registration on Monday, March 12 at 3 p.m. Once a week, children will be paired with a teen to read together and play literacy games. Applications can be picked up at the children’s services desk starting Monday, March 12. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. Spring session meets on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. from April 4 to May 9 for grades 1 through 5. Call (561) 790-6030 for more info. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host its Chess Club for Adults on Monday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m. Chess fans unite to practice strategy skills with other players. Basic game knowledge is required. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register. • The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach will present the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba on Monday, March 12 at 8 p.m. Visit www.kravis.org for more info. Tuesday, March 13 • A Municipal Election will be held Tuesday, March 13 in Wellington, Royal Palm Beach and Loxahatchee Groves. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visit www.pbcelections.org for more info. • Wellington will hold a Neighborhood Walk & Talk in the south side of the Hawthorne community on Tuesday, March 13 from 4 to 6 p.m. Call (561) 791-4796 or visit www.wellingtonfl. gov for more info. • Wellington National Golf Club (400 Binks Forest Drive) and the Chisholm Gallery will host an evening of art and wine in support of Brooke USA on Tuesday, March 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to view newly installed artwork while sampling fine wine from Argentina. Visit www.eventbrite.com/e/paintthe-town-orange-wellington-national-golf-clubpresents-an-evening-of-art-and-wine-to-supporttickets-43662950059 for tickets. • The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host its Anime Otaku Club for ages 12 and up on Tuesday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m. Hang out, watch anime, eat snacks, and talk with fellow fans about cool shows from Japan. Call (561) 681-4100 for more info. • The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach will present Michael Feinstein Conducts the Kravis Center Pops Orchestra, First Ladies of Song including Judy, Peggy & Ella with a special 90th birthday celebration for and starring Marilyn Maye on Tuesday, March 13 at 8 p.m. Visit www.kravis.org for more info. Wednesday, March 14 • Audubon of the Everglades will walk in the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge on Wednesday, March 14 at 6:30 a.m. Visit www. auduboneverglades.com for more info. • The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host DIY Lucky Charms for ages 16 and up on Wednesday, March 14 at 2 p.m. Try your luck at making these charms just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Materials will be provided. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Springtime Bingo for ages 5 to 12 on Wednesday, March 14 at 3 p.m. Create your own card and see if luck is on your side. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info. • The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host The Art of Pi for ages 7 to 11 on Wednesday, March 14 at 4:30 p.m. Use drawings, numbers and circles to celebrate Pi Day. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Cardsharks for ages 12 to 17 on Wednesday, March 14 at 6 p.m. Play Yu-Gi-Oh, Magic: The Gathering, Pokémon or regular card games. Snacks will be provided. Call (561) 7906070 for more info.

The Town-Crier • The Northern Palm Beach Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association will meet on Wednesday, March 14 at the Embassy Suites Hotel (4350 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens) with networking starting at 6 p.m. The speaker will be Ann Marie Sorrell, president and CEO of the Mosaic Group. To RSVP, or for more info., contact Sam Markwell at (561) 644-2384 or Sally Ott at (561) 373-8727. • Wellington will hold a Neighborhood Watch Meeting for the Pine Valley, Greenbriar and Summerwood Circle communities on Wednesday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m. For more info., visit www. wellingtonfl.gov. • The Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach will present the Metropolitan Opera Singers on Wednesday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. Call (561) 655-7226 or visit www.fourarts.org for more info. • The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach will present Amadeus Live with Orchestra on Wednesday, March 14 at 8 p.m. Visit www.kravis.org for more info. Thursday, March 15 • The Mounts Botanical Garden in West Palm Beach will host Qigong/Tai Chi in the Garden on Thursday, March 15 from 9 to 10 a.m. For more info., call (561) 233-1757 or visit www. mounts.org. • The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host Five Little Senses: Baby Sensory Play for ages 3 to 18 months on Thursday, March 15 at 10 a.m. Stimulate your little one’s senses and encourage them to explore with various sensory playtime activities. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register. • The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach will present the Kravis Film & Literary Club on Thursday, March 15 at 11 a.m. with Julie Gilbert on Robert Redford’s Ordinary People and His Extraordinary Life. Visit www. kravis.org for more info. • The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host Art for Adults: Intermediate Series Ink for ages 16 and up on Thursday, March 15 at 2 p.m. Ever want to get that perfect graphic look to your work? Let your inner graphic or comic book artist soar by learning to give your sketches life with ink. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host its Art Club for ages 5 to 12 on Thursday, March 15 at 3 p.m. Unleash your creativity to produce unique, colorful art. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info. • The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host its Cookie Book Club for ages 8 to 12 on Thursday, March 15 at 4 p.m. What if you moved somewhere totally new? Grab a copy of the book, A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond. Read it, eat cookies and share your thoughts. Call (561) 681-4100 for more info. • The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host Lego Bricks for ages 6 to 11 on Thursday, March 15 at 4:30 p.m. Build, imagine and play with Lego bricks. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register. • The Wellington Amphitheater will host a concert by the Samantha Russell Band, along with a food truck invasion, on Thursday, March 15 at 5 p.m. Visit www.wellingtonfl.gov/events for more info. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Land a New Job With Career Transitions on Thursday, March 15 at 6:30 p.m. Learn how you can enhance your job search, write an effective resume and cover letter, or explore a new career path using the Career Transitions database. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register. • The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach will present Zakir Hussain on Tabla with Rakesh Chaurasia on Bansuri on Thursday, March 15 at 8 p.m. Visit www.kravis. org 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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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

HANDYMAN DR. HONEY DO — Interior Specialist, Paint, Floors, Bathrooms, Interior Remodeling & Tile. 35 years experience, all work guaranteed, honest & reliable. 561-506-4607

HOME IMPROVEMENTS ANMAR CO.— James’ All Around Handyman Service. Excellent craftsman Old time values. Once you’ve had me! You’ll have me back! Lic. Ins. Certified Residential Contractor CRC1327426 561-248-8528

PAINTING J&B PRESSURE CLEANING & PAINTING, INC. — Established 1984. All types of pressure cleaning, roofs, houses, driveways, patios etc. Commercial & Residential. Interior & Exterior painting. Certified -pressure cleaning & painting contractor. Lic. #U21552 Call Butch 309-6975 or visit our website at www.jbpressurecleaningandpainting.com JOHN PERGOLIZZI PAINTING INC. — Interior/Exterior - Repaint specialist, pressure cleaning, popcorn ceiling, drywall repair & roof painting. Family owned/owner operator. Free Est. 798-4964 Lic. #U18473

PET SITTING

FOR RENT - WELLINGTON

PET SITTING TO SUIT YOUR PET'S NEEDS —Houses sitting available, References, Licensed . Call Charlene 561-572-1782

FURNISHED 1 BEDROOM — with private bath available immediately. Utilities & amenities are included $750 per month. Wellington, FL. A MUST SEE! Flexible terms, shops, restaurants, and bus transportation are all within walking distance. 860-614-8673

ROBERT G. HARTMANN ROOFING — Specializing in repairs. Free estimates, Bonded,insured. Lic. #CCC 058317 Ph: 561-790-0763.

ROOFING

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


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PALMS WESTTHIS WEEK’S

WELLINGTON • ROYAL PALM BEACH • LOXAHATCHEE • THE ACREAGE

PLACE YOUR AD HERE CALL 793-3576

WHITE

GLOVES cleaning service

Patrycja Jaskolski (561) 657-0420 piwanska@yahoo.com

References, Experience, Professional Service

Homes | Apartments | Offices

Is your roof leaking? Are you hurricane ready? Call us for all your roofing needs! Licensed & Insured

Re-Roofing & Repairs

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

Lic.#057261

ENTERPRISES INC.

561-741-8919

www.jlwaterandcoffee.com

ENTERPRISES INC.

Joey Lakatos

Licensed & Insured President


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HERE’S MY CARD Residential Commercial

Knockdown Textures Interior - Exterior Carpentry Repairs

W.H. BROWN,LLC PAINTING

Free Estimates

Ph: (561) 649-5086 Cell: (561) 313-0409

Drywall Repairs

Lic. #U-16274 Bonded Insured Wallpaper Removal

DATTILE PLUMBING, INC.

THE BEST IN THE WEST DOUGLAS DATTILE

dattileplumbing@att.net

PRESIDENT

SERVING WESTERN PALM BEACH COUNTY SINCE 1973

561 -793 -7484

CFC057769

WWW.DATTILEPLUMBING.COM


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HERE’S MY CARD Psychic Stephanie

SPIRITUAL HEALER AND ADVISOR

Horse Healing

10 Off

Specializes in love and relationships. Tells past, present and future. Are you looking to be happy again? To feel better? To Sleep Better? Call or visit Psychic Stephanie

SHE DOESN’T “PROMISE” - SHE GETS IT DONE!

Located in Boca Raton, FL

561-866-3010

$

with this ad

www.PsychicStephanie.net

FREE MOBILE SERVICE WE ACCEPT INSURANCE

• Repairs & Installs

We clean, treat and permanently color seal your ceramic tile-grout lines to look better than new, resist stains and clean with ease.

• Water Heaters • Drain Cleaning

561.688.5870 Email:

info@metroplumbingfl.com metroplumbingfl.com

• Residential & Commercial • Backflow Install & Testing

Before

OUR NAME SAYS IT ALL www.autoglassperfections.com

954-316-1615

LICENSED & INSURED CFC1428823

Licensed & Insured

561-333-3559

561-753-7090 Phone 877-GROUT-11 Toll Free 561-383-7521 Fax www.GroutPlus.com

Make Your R eservations Early for Easter

Lunch Specials: 11 am - 4 pm Daily - $5.50 and Up

Early Menu $13.95 must be seated by 5:15 p.m.

Happy Hour: Monday Thru Thursday 11 a.m. - 7 pm HOURS Sunday - Thursday: 11 am - 10 pm Lunch Served Everyday: 11 am - 4 pm Friday & Saturday: 11 am - 11 pm

Aberdeen Plaza

8260 Jog Road, Boynton Beach, FL (on Jog Road South of LeChalet on the east side of the road)

Tel: 561.336.3862 Fax: 561.336.3865 arrabiatas.net •

(Excludes Holidays)

APPETIZERS Caesar Salad, Mixed Greens, Pasta Fagioli, or Minestrone ENTRÉES(SELECT ONE) Chicken Marsala/Chicken Francese Eggplant Parmigiana/Eggplant Rollatini Chicken Parmigiana/Sausage & Peppers Pork Chop/Veal Parmigiana Zuppa Di Mussels/Sole/Tilapia ~ Fish may be prepared either Oreganata, Luciano, Francese, or Grilled ~

DESSERT(SELECT ONE)

Cannoli or Chocolate Cake Hot Coffee or Hot Tea with Dessert

/Arrabiatas Restaurant Of Boynton Beach

Please No Substitutions/NO Coupons

After

“It’s the plus that makes the difference.”

Chris Melia, President

561-723-4686 Cell GroutPlus@gmail.com


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WE WILL MEET OR BEAT ANY OTHER LIQUOR STORE’S LOCALLY ADVERTISED PRICES! Offer valid only when presenting local competitors print ad Wellington

11878 W. Forest Hill Blvd., #40 (Town Square)

561-790-2432

VODKA

Svedka Vodka ............................$19.99 1.75L Three Olives Vodka ....................$24.99 1.75L Skyy Vodka ...............................$20.99 1.75L Platinum Vodka .........................$17.99 1.75L Pinnacle Vodka (Regular) ............$17.99 1.75L Pinnacle Vodka (All Flavors) ........$19.99 1.75L Tito’s Vodka ............................$31.99 1.75L Ketel One Vodka .....................$39.99 1.75L Stoli Vodka ................................$26.99 1.75L Ciroc Vodka ............................$29.99 750ML Chopin Vodka .........................$27.99 750ML Skol Vodka ...............................$12.99 1.75L Grey Goose Vodka................2/$50.00 750ML Grey Goose Vodka....................$39.99 1L Grey Goose Vodka....................$49.99 1.75L Absolute Vodka ......................$29.99 1.75L

GIN

Seagrams Gin ............................$19.99 1.75L Beefeater Gin ...........................$26.99 1.75L Tanqueray Gin ............................$35.99 1.75L Bombay Sapphire Gin .................$35.99 1.75L

TEQUILA Jose Cuervo...............................$33.99 1800 Tequila (Silver/Reposado) ..$29.99 Espolon (Light/Dark)...................$29.99 Sauza Tequila (Light/Dark) ..........$29.99 Patron Silver .............................$39.99 Partido Blanco Tequila ...............$35.99

LIQUORS

1.75L 1.75L 1.75L 1.75L 1.75L 750ML

Bailey’s Irish Cream ...................$19.99 750ML Kahlua ......................................$35.99 1.75L

Stuart

Wellington

13860 Wellington Trace 5899 Southeast Fed. Hwy D-1 (The Courtyard Shops) (Coves Center)

561-429-3569

 772-283-9900

SCOTCH/WHISKEY

Dewars Scotch Whisky ..............$29.99 1.75L J.W. Red Label Scotch ...............$29.99 1.75L Chivas Regal .............................$49.99 1.75L Clan MacGregor Rare Blended ...$19.99 1.75L J&B Scotch ...............................$33.99 1.75L Ballentine’s Scotch ...................$25.99 1.75L Seagram’s VO............................$24.99 1.75L BUDWEISER Jameson’s Irish Whiskey ............$43.99 1.75L REG/LIGHT Courvoisier VS Cognac...............$19.99 750ML 12 PACK Crown Royal ..............................$39.99 1.75L BOTTLES OR CANS Canadian Club ...........................$19.99 1.75L $ Glenlivet 12 yrs. ........................$79.99 1.75L Wild Turkey Honey Liquor ...........$19.99 750ML COORS Jaegermeister............................$19.99 750ML Jim Beam Red Stag ...................$14.99 750ML LIGHT Jim Beam .................................$24.99 1.75L 12 PACK

10.99

BOTTLES OR CANS

RUM Captain Morgan Rum .................$21.99 1.75L Bacardi Rum (Light & Dark) ........$16.99 1.75L Brugal Anejo Rum ......................$37.99 1.75L Appleton Rum............................$25.99 1.75L Ron Rico (Light & Dark) .............$15.99 1.75L Mount Gay Rum .........................$39.99 1.75L Don Q Rum (Light & Dark) ..........$21.99 1.75L Sailor Jerry Rum ........................$26.99 1.75L Malibu Rum ..............................$19.99 1.75L Admiral Nelson 80 Rum .............$16.99 1.75L Cruzan Rum (Light & Dark) .........$18.99 1.75L Ron Zacapa Rum ......................$39.99 1.75L

$

10.99 MILLER LITE

12 PACK $

BOTTLES OR CANS

10.99

These prices good with this ad only. Good thru 3/31/2018. Photos are for illustrative purposes only. We are not responsible for Typographical errors.


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CHOOSING the Right School

As proud members of the Charter Schools USA Family, we provide a nurturing academic environment that inspires creativity and propels our students to achieve success in academics and in life.

Renaissance Charter School at Central Palm

Renaissance Charter School at Summit

www.CentralPalmCharter.org

www.RECSSummitt.org

Renaissance Charter School at Cypress

Renaissance Charter School at Wellington

www.cypressCharter.org

www.WellingtonCharter.org

Renaissance Charter School at Palms West

Renaissance Charter School at West Palm Beach

www.PalmWestCharter.org

www.WestPalmCharter.org

TUITION-FREE PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS SERVING PALM BEACH COUNTY

For more information or to apply, visit

www.PalmBeachCharterSchools.org

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