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Volume 34, Number 46 November 15 - November 21, 2013


The Loxahatchee Groves Town Council gave preliminary approval Nov. 5 to ordinances designed to fix issues that town staff and committees had found in the town’s Uniform Land Development Code. Planning Consultant Jim Fleischmann said staff members wrote the proposed ULDC amendments at the direction of the council to create a more user-friendly special exception process. Page 3

Hetherington Featured At Whole Foods Market

Wellington and Royal Palm Beach honored Veterans Day with ceremonies Monday. (Above) Devon Cuevas, whose father Roy is a Marine Corps veteran, stands at the Wellington Veterans Memorial. Wellington hosted a morning parade and ceremony. (Lef t) Boy Scout Troop 111 members with VIPs at Royal Palm Beach’s evening observance. MORE PHOTOS WELLINGTON, PAGE 10 ROYAL PALM, PAGE 16

Whole Foods Market in Wellington hosted an artist reception for Adrianne Hetherington on Friday Nov. 8. Guests enjoyed food, drinks and browsing the artwork. Page 5

RPB OKs Letter Supporting Pioneer Road Improvements

The Royal Palm Beach Village Council will notify Palm Beach County that it supports improvements to Pioneer Road on the west side of State Road 7. The decision at the Nov. 7 council meeting was made despite complaints from residents in the unincorporated Westwood community, which borders the northern portion of the road. Page 7

Cancer Foundation Hosts Open House

The Kids Cancer Foundation hosted an open house at its new headquarters in Royal Palm Beach on Nov. 7. The activities included a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce. Page 7

OPINION Health Care District Marks A Milestone

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Wellington OKs 120-Foot Tower At Marketplace Plaza

By Lauren Miró Town-Crier Staff Report The decision to allow a 120-foot cell tower in the Wellington Marketplace shopping plaza split the Wellington Village Council on Tuesday. Despite concerns that led Wellington staff to recommend denial of the project, council members approved it 3-2 with councilmen John Greene and Matt Willhite opposed. “I don’t agree this is the right location for it,” Willhite said. But the council majority thought it was necessary to give muchneeded cell service to residents in Wellington’s core. “To me, it’s undisputed that there’s a problem with coverage,” Vice Mayor Howard Coates said. “We all recognize there’s a problem that needs to be addressed.” The Wellington Marketplace is

located at the corner of Greenview Shores Blvd. and Wellington Trace. The cell tower would be built as a flagpole and located in the parking lot behind Park Avenue BBQ. Staff asked Clearview Tower Co., which proposed the tower, not to fly a flag on the pole to minimize its appearance. But Wellington’s staff added that there are other things that could be done by carriers like AT&T and Verizon Wireless — who plan to use the tower — to help residents’ cell service. “They have not demonstrated why an alternative antenna system could not suffice for their purposes,” said David Snavely, a metrical engineer hired to consult with staff. Other things the carriers could do would be to give homes elecSee CELL TOWER, page 16


Wellington Council Finalizes Equestrian Village Settlement By Lauren Miró Town-Crier Staff Report At long last, a settlement has been finalized for the controversial Equestrian Village project after members of the Wellington Village Council declined to reconsider the issue at Tuesday night’s meeting. Although Councilman Matt Willhite asked the council to reopen the issue and clarify a motion made at the Oct. 24 meeting, he was without support on the dais. Mark Bellissimo, managing partner of property owner Wellington Equestrian Partners, told the TownCrier Wednesday that he’s prepared to drop the lawsuits that

were filed after several permissions were revoked for the site. “We will accept the settlement,” he said. “I believe that there’s a great path forward for this community, and we should do everything we can to distance ourselves from the controversy.” After the issue devolved largely into a discussion of Robert’s Rules of Order, Willhite made a motion to reconsider the issue, but none of the council members seconded the motion. “I think this opens us up for a challenge,” Willhite said. Last month, Willhite made a motion to approve a master plan amendment and compatibility determination for the Equestrian Vil-

lage site. With it, he altered several conditions in the application. The motion passed 4-1. But during a break following the vote, representatives of the property owner voiced concerns about some of the conditions, Village Attorney Laurie Cohen explained Tuesday. When the council reconvened, Vice Mayor Howard Coates asked to reopen the issue. “He made a motion for clarification and requested to clarify several specific things,” Cohen said. Among the clarifications was whether the site plan for Equestrian Village, which must be submitted to the council for approval, See SETTLEMENT, page 7

Dr. G’s Wants Community’s Holiday Help To ‘Change A Life’ By Lauren Miró Town-Crier Staff Report Hoping to inject a little holiday spirit into the community, Dr. G’s Weight Loss has launched its Change A Life Wellington: Holiday Edition contest, hoping to make the holidays a bit brighter for those in need. Until Friday, Nov. 29, residents have the opportunity to share their story for the chance at a bit of holiday help. Meanwhile, Dr. G’s is asking for community members and businesses to donate to make the dreams a reality. “We want to help as many people as we can,” said Lisa Butcher, wellness coach at Dr. G’s Weight Loss of Wellington, who started Change A Life Wellington. “I thought, ‘Why can’t we, as a community, rally around those in need?’ Everyone has something

to give. It doesn’t have to be monetary, it could be your time or your talents.” The contest is a holiday edition of Dr. G’s successful Change ALife Wellington contest, which each year donates a complete makeover to a deserving resident. Butcher said she wanted to help even more people. “We were thinking about what we could do to take this to the next level,” she said. “For the holidays, I wanted to do something to bring the community together.” Applications for the contest are being accepted online by visiting, and entrants may nominate themselves or others. The requests for assistance can be for anything; Butcher said she has received requests for everything from diapers and a doll for

someone’s daughter to assistance cleaning a resident’s house. The deadline is Friday, Nov. 29, and winners will be selected the first week of December, with gifts distributed no later than Dec. 20. The application asks for the number of members in your family, their ages and genders, what assistance they need and why they deserve the opportunity. The winners will be chosen based on the stories. Butcher said she hopes to help multiple families, but that will depend on the generosity of the community. “We want to get as many businesses and individuals involved as possible,” Butcher said. She said whether you choose to donate services, time or money, it will go to a good cause. “Everyone has a gift to give,” See CHANGE LIFE, page 16

Our Lady Queen of the Apostles Catholic Church held its Fall Festival from Thursday, Nov. 7 through Sunday, Nov. 10. There was plenty of food and carnival rides for everyone to enjoy, as well as a silent auction, a bake sale, raffles and more. Shown here, Kailyn Luaces, Calli Brown and Cheyanne Brown enjoy one of the rides. MORE PHOTOS, PAGE 17 PHOTO BY DENISE FLEISCHMAN/TOWN-CRIER

Royal Palm Council Supports Call For IB Program At RPBHS By Ron Bukley Town-Crier Staff Report Royal Palm Beach Village Council members last week unanimously agreed to send a letter of support for an International Baccalaureate program that is in the approval process for Royal Palm Beach High School. At a meeting Thursday, Nov. 7, Royal Palm Beach High School Principal Jesus Armas said support for the IB program began building over the summer when officials at the Palm Beach County School District determined that there was a service gap in the IB program in the western communities. “When we saw that, it didn’t take us long to jump on board, because we’d like to see it at Royal Palm Beach High School,” Armas said, explaining that the IB program has a series of four programs beginning in elementary and middle school, and also has a career option, but the best known is the high school diploma program. “The IB diploma program is very

rigorous, college-level, and at the end you take a test, an assessment,” he said. “The IB courses are weighted higher, so they’re just like Advanced Placement courses, which is good for our students and parents. Ultimately, based on these assessments, students can receive college credit.” Armas said that the nearest IB program to Royal Palm Beach is 13 miles away. There are four IB programs in the district, at William T. Dwyer, Suncoast, Forest Hill and Atlantic high schools, the closest one being Forest Hill. “The community of Royal Palm Beach sends over 100 students to IB programs,” Armas said. “That’s over 100 students who travel elsewhere to receive this.” RPBHS has instituted a number of magnet programs in the past several years that appear to be drawing Royal Palm Beach students back to the community, Armas said. “Student enrollment trends indicate that when we bring the right programs to Royal Palm Beach See RPBHS, page 4

Murphy: Bill Would Delay Flood Insurance Rate Hike By Ron Bukley Town-Crier Staff Report Local members of the U.S. House of Representatives announced the introduction of a bill last week designed to slow down and mitigate the increase in flood insurance rates proposed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as a result of new flood maps. The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act is intended to postpone increases brought on by the Biggert-Waters Bill Flood Insurance Reform Act passed in 2012, which was intended to reduce FEMA’s estimated $25 billion deficit. It makes a number of changes to the National Flood Insurance

Program, including increased premiums so the rates people pay will more accurately reflect their risks. However, it has resulted in major revisions of FEMA’s flood maps that have led to widespread potential increases in flood insurance. The announcement was made Friday at a press conference held at the Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches office in West Palm Beach attended by U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-District 18), U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch (D-District 21) and U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel (DDistrict 22), as well as local Realtors, county officials and others. “We had quite a few businesses represented, including Florida bankers and the Florida Realtors Association. We had several folks

from Palm Beach County administration, local government and elected folks there,” Murphy told the Town-Crier on Tuesday. “You also had some of the engineers from Palm Beach County who do that business day-to-day and understand the mapping.” Murphy said the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act will allow at least a two-year delay and a two-year study. “It will go through all residents who are going to be affected and see what income bracket they’re in, what their house is worth, how much it’s going to go up and see what makes sense,” he said. “Obviously, it’s hundreds of millions of people around the country. In total, it

will be about a four-year delay to get that right.” Murphy said he believed FEMA released the draft maps and affordability study before they had been vetted properly. “It is very clear that FEMA acted way too quickly and didn’t take the time to do the correct mapping or to finish the affordability,” Murphy said. “They got in front of themselves a bit, and it’s evidenced by residents getting up to a 4,000 percent increase in rates. For some, it has doubled, and for some it has tripled.” Murphy said the bill has bipartisan support in both houses, explaining that when the rates started coming out to constituents, a bipartisan meeting was called by

U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm (D-N.Y.). “The key to it is, it’s not only bipartisan, it’s bicameral, so there’s a version in the Senate as well,” Murphy said. Although many Republicans have joined in, he pointed out that U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has not. “What came out of the meeting is that the bankers and the Realtors especially are going to put pressure on people like Marco Rubio, who have held off this, and other Florida Republican members who aren’t on this bill, to urge them to help their constituents by supporting this,” he said. Royal Palm Beach Vice Mayor See FEMA, page 7

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Groves Council Gives Preliminary OK To Code Amendments

By Ron Bukley Town-Crier Staff Report The Loxahatchee Groves Town Council gave preliminary approval Nov. 5 to ordinances designed to fix issues that town staff and committees had found in the town’s Uniform Land Development Code. Planning Consultant Jim Fleischmann said staff members wrote the proposed ULDC amendments at the direction of the council to create a more user-friendly special exception process for operations in agricultural, commercial and institutional/public facilities districts. “Staff has worked closely with the ULDC Review Committee and the Planning & Zoning Board to develop the proposed code revisions,” Fleischmann said. Staff had met four separate times with the ULDC committee, he said, and recommended approval of the proposed amendments in June with minor revisions, which were incorporated into the ordinance. The Planning & Zoning Board

recommended approval in September with three basic revisions: adding rodeo events as a special exception use, expanding the definition of temporary events and giving the town manager broader leeway to approve or determine what may be a special exception. “As a result of staff’s working with the ULDC committee and the zoning board, we’ve pretty much arrived at a consensus of the town staff and the town’s committees as to what should be included in the proposed ordinance,” Fleischmann said. In order to create a more userfriendly ordinance, there are now three categories of special exceptions based on potential impact to surrounding neighbors, with Category A having the most potential impact and Category C the least, Fleischmann said. “We have also simplified the application and approval process, and we have revised the public notice requirements to reduce costs for property owners applying for special exceptions,” he said,

explaining that the Category A uses would still go through the full special exception process. Category B uses, which have less impact, would go through a modified special exception process to get approval more quickly and with less expense. Category C is for temporary events, which can potentially be approved by town staff as long as the activity does not exceed 24 hours. He added that private, temporary events for family and friends of the property owner, on the owner’s property, that occur for no more than 24 hours, are no longer required to obtain special exception approval. “That was something that the ULDC committee in particular wanted to make sure we include in here,” Fleischmann said. He explained that Category A special exceptions will still be required to submit a site plan. “The way the code is now, all special exceptions have to prepare a site plan,” he said. “That’s part of the reason why the special exception


Royal Palm Beach Parks & Recreation Director Lou Recchio, shown here with Mayor Matty Mattioli, received his 20-year employment award at the Royal Palm Beach Village Council meeting on Thursday, Nov. 7. Recchio started as a program supervisor in 1993 and was promoted to assistant parks and recreation director in 1995, moving up to the director’s job in 1997. PHOTO BY RON BUKLEY/TOWN-CRIER

process is so onerous at this point. Special exceptions are very costly to put together. Category A special exceptions, which are those that potentially have the greatest impacts, we feel should still go through that process.” Category B special exceptions would still need to get a zoning confirmation letter from staff stating that all the requirements of the town’s land development code have been met. They must also supply a sketch or drawing of what they intend to do on the property. Category C special exceptions only need to file an affidavit that the activity is not going to occur on the property for more than 24 consecutive hours. “Category A is approval by council, Category B is authorization by the town manager with notification to the council, and Category C is essentially authorization by the town manager only,” Fleischmann said, pointing out that there is also a provision that a Category B special exception the town manager deems potentially

excessive can be elevated it to Category A for full council review. Fleischmann also noted that commercial equestrian operations in agricultural residential areas, which currently need special exception approval, would no longer be required. “The ULDC committee was pretty adamant of the fact that that should not require special-exception approval at all because it’s a bona fide agricultural use,” Fleischmann said. Rodeo events, however, were determined not to be a bona fide agricultural use and were identified specifically as requiring special exceptions. Fleischmann also noted that there were few special exception requirements for commercial and commercial-low zoning districts, and the few that did had been assigned a category. “We have ‘day labor hiring center,’ and ‘outdoor events,’ and that’s it,” he said. “We assigned Category A to day labor hiring center, and they need to get full special exception approval, and outdoor events get Category B.”

He also pointed out that institutional and public facilities districts special exceptions were also assigned categories, with outdoor events in Category B, private clubs or lodges in Category A and day labor hiring center in Category B. Councilman Jim Rockett noted that Category C activities did not require giving notice to adjoining property owners. “Since that’s easy enough to do and it’s approved by the town manager, that would be a courtesy that I would expect we might want to do,” Rockett said. Councilman Ryan Liang made a motion to approve the ordinance, adding the requirement that categories B and C have the same notice requirements, and it carried 4-0 with Councilman Tom Goltzené absent. Mayor David Browning thanked the members of the committees for numerous hours they had spent going over the amendments. The final reading and adoption is set for Tuesday, Dec. 3.

Western Communities Council May Expand SR 7 Support Role

By Ron Bukley Town-Crier Staff Report The Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce is backing out of its past leadership role in support of the State Road 7 extension to Northlake Blvd., and it appears the torch will be passed to the Western Communities Council. The issue came up in a report by Councilman David Swift at the Nov. 7 meeting of the Royal Palm Beach Village Council. Swift said he and Village Manager Ray Liggins had met Nov. 6 with Gina Rascati, head of the chamber’s Governmental Affairs Committee, to discuss how the village can assist the chamber in promoting the SR 7 extension. The City of West Palm Beach has been trying to block the extension, which would run along the east side of the Ibis Golf & Country Club in West Palm Beach, where WPB Mayor Jeri Muoio resides, and along the west side of the Grassy Waters Preserve. West Palm Beach officials have raised environmental concerns, alleging that the SR 7 extension

would interfere with endangered bird species and pose the risk of hazardous material getting into the preserve, which is headwater for the city’s water supply. “I thought we had a very productive meeting,” Swift said. “[Rascati] explained that because of other commitments, former [RPB] Councilwoman Martha Webster was no longer able to be the standard-bearer for this cause, and that Gina in her role as chairwoman of the Governmental Affairs Committee did not have enough time in her busy schedule to lend to this very important project. Ray and I recommended to Gina that this was a project that probably should be considered by the Western Communities Council because clearly it benefits our area in terms of the local economy.” Rascati confirmed that the chamber’s Governmental Affairs Committee is not taking the same role that it did when Webster was on the committee and took on a strong advocacy role. She noted that she had attended the last Western Communities Council meeting

to suggest that it hire a consultant, but the council did not have a quorum. “The Governmental Affairs Committee would like to suggest to the members of the Western Communities Council that they consider hiring an expert to help advance the State Road 7 connection to Northlake,” Rascati told the Town-Crier on Tuesday. “We did have a discussion of what hiring an expert means,” Swift said. “I scheduled a meeting with the chairman of the Western Communities Council, [Wellington] Vice Mayor Howard Coates, to discuss this issue just to see if we can get discussion of the State Road 7 issue on their agenda to see what we can do with that project. I think it’s a good project that we should support.” Laurel Bennett, a member of the chamber’s Governmental Affairs Committee, suggested that interested parties have a strategic economic plan that accounts for traffic and how much money it will save western residents, as well as See SR 7, page 16

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Palm Beach County’s Health Care District Marks Major Milestone Last week, the Health Care District of Palm Beach County marked the 25th anniversary of its creation. Formed by referendum in 1988 to help improve the health and well-being of county residents, the district has transformed local healthcare, helping thousands of people over the past 25 years. In a time when the need for restructuring America’s healthcare system has been widely discussed, Palm Beach County residents should be thankful for an initiative that has not only extended preventative care and coverage to thousands, but invested in an infrastructure to provide lifesaving care to all our residents. The Health Care District of Palm Beach is responsible for many of the area’s key health initiatives, including the lifesaving Trauma Hawk program, making sure trained nurses are in every school building and providing critical healthcare in some of the county’s poorest communities. A quarter century ago, if you were in a serious car accident, your chances of surviving a critical injury were slim. But since 1991, when the Health Care District established its awardwinning Trauma System, residents have benefited not only from the two Trauma Hawk aeromedical helicopters, but also from the knowledge and quick work of two regional trauma centers. The program provides lifesaving care to more than 3,000 people each year who suffer

traumatic injuries, with more than 54,000 people served since the program’s inception. But it’s not just about critical care. Twenty years ago, the Health Care District sought to fill gaps in health coverage for those who did not qualify for government healthcare, but could not afford private insurance plans. This measure has enabled thousands of residents to seek preventative care, likely saving them costly trips to the emergency room and making Palm Beach County a healthier community. Five years later, the Health Care District invested in our children, now providing more than 200 school nurses in 167 Palm Beach County schools. Each year, these nurses serve more than 174,000 students. Because of the initiative, nurses who might seek careers outside the schools for financial reasons were given incentive to help our children stay healthy and receive the care they need while in school. These programs are a shining example of the good that can come from a community pooling its resources to help others. The Health Care District of Palm Beach County has accomplished much in 25 years, creating services we now take for granted. But it’s important for us all to take a moment and be thankful for all the programs we have at our disposal — you never know when you may need one, and you’ll certainly be glad it’s there when you do.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR The Loss Of An Effective Inspector General

Regarding the pending departure of Inspector General Sheryl Steckler, now that the die has been cast, I find it politically revealing that the same people who supported the position of the 14 cities, Bob Weisman and Mayor Steve Abrams, expediently see the val-

ue of the Office of the Inspector General, without any real investigative powers, of course, and preferably under the jurisdiction of the clerk’s office . The past display of passion in denying the inspector general tools to do her job effectively would have been better served supporting the office. Underfunded? If you mean that the efforts by the aforementioned individuals were successful, you’re right, but it wouldn’t have been if there was more positive support for funding,

and let’s not forget the shameful 14 cities that contributed to her resignation. I believe it is insincere and politically patronizing to laud the accomplishments of an office after writing in opposition to that office, at its demise. Where was that passion to support the Office of the Inspector General? Why did 14 cities not want “a lion with teeth,” an office which could have served the people of Palm Beach County instead an office in name only? Why would any city, town or

municipality not want an inspector general with powers to get the job done? Suggestions to limit the investigative powers came from the same people who want to continue the status quo. “Corruption County” was not media hype, but an earned title, and the fact that they want to limit the investigative powers of the inspector general does not bode well for the citizens of Palm Beach County. Richard Nielsen Royal Palm Beach

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Health Insurance For Your Pet? It’s Certainly A Consideration If you are like most pet owners, you might well have thought about how much you might spend to keep your pet healthy and alive. Well, Americans spent well over $53 billion on their pets in 2012 . And remarkable medical advances nowadays help keep pets able

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to recover from previously serious, and often untreatable, sicknesses or injuries. Medical costs for our pet friends continue to skyrocket. Average emergency room visits cost more than $500. And general surgeries to correct things like torn ligaments

now average $2,800, according to experts. Thus, there could be an important place for pet insurance in your life. But before buying, make sure that it meets your personal needs as well as your budget. Check out the following: Is the

plan easy to understand as far as coverage and exclusions. Certain expensive treatments like heart problems or eye cataracts are most important to have covered. Seek an insurer that pays the vet’s actual bill, not some pre-ordained benefit schedule.

Also find out if there are any policy limits. Expert say that for some $15 to $25 per month, you should be able to receive comprehensive coverage for Fido or Felix. After all is said and done, your pet is a true member of the family for most of us.

the popular Food Truck Invasion. Games and rides will be present throughout the venue. The festival will be an unforgettable holiday event set to holiday decorations. Santa Claus will also

be stopping by for a visit. Holiday craft vendors should visit to register. For more information, call the Royal Palm Beach Cultural Center at (561) 790-5149.

NEWS Democratic Club To Meet Nov. 18

The Mid-County Democratic Club will meet on Monday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. at Tree’s Wings & Ribs in Royal Palm Beach. The guest speaker will be Mike Gauger from the Palm Beach Coun-

ty Sheriff ’s office and Tim O’Connor from the Palm Beach County Health Department. Members who cannot attend the December meeting are asked to bring toys to the November meeting to support Toys for Tots and Children’s Medical Services. The December meeting will be held


Monday, Dec. 9. Dues for 2014 will be collected at the December meeting. For more info., visit www.mid

Royal Palm Band Concert Dec. 10

Kick back this holiday season and enjoy the Royal Palm Beach Community Band as it offers up a great indoor night of musical fun. The free concert series continues with its final performance of the year on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Royal Palm Beach Cultural Center. Refreshments will be served during intermission. For more information, call (561) 7905149.

performing at 7:30 p.m., all on the Royal Palm Auto Mall stage. A variety of holiday crafts and decorations will be abundant throughout the park. The park will also have great food provided by


RPB Hosting Holiday Festival Of Lights Dec. 7

Frontier Elementary School’s safety patrols, under the guidance of safety patrol coordinators Sherrie Dulany and Olga Vidal, designed and created more than 80 thank-you cards to be delivered to the VA Medical Center in Riviera Beach. The cards were then distributed to the veteran in time for Veterans Day. This is the fifth year that students have participated in sending cards to the hospital. Shown here are Vidal and Dulany with the Frontier safety patrols students.


Seeking IB Approval

continued from page 1 High School, our parents want their kids to stay in the community,” Armas said. “Four years ago, we were losing 788 of our Royal Palm Beach children to other schools. We’re down to 563 now, so that’s a difference of 225, and we feel that is a result of parents wanting to keep their students here in the community. We feel that bringing in the IB program will help more.” Armas added that an IB program also would draw parents who tend to be involved and engaged. “That traditionally is associated with IB parents and students, and it would benefit the entire student body, not just the IB kids,” Armas

said. “It would benefit all of our students, thereby benefiting the entire community.” Armas said the institution of the program is well underway, and they are waiting for the school board to decide whether it wants to put an IB program out west. At a school board workshop Nov. 6, Armas noted that Board Member Marcia Andrews was very vocal about wanting an IB program at RPBHS. “It did not come to a vote, but she was very adamant,” he said. “She is a real friend of this community and our program.” If the school board decides it wants the IB program at RPBHS, it would then be up to Armas and a committee to make a proposal to district staff and the superintendent in order to get final approval. “We have a meeting scheduled Nov. 22 with staff, ready to go with our proposal,” he said, pointing


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Be a part of Royal Palm Beach’s annual Holiday Festival of Lights on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Royal Palm Beach Commons Park. The winter festival will count down to the illumination of the village’s holiday tree. Get in the holiday spirit during the day and evening, enjoying the sounds from local choirs, bands, dance teams and the Samantha Russell band

A yard sale will be held Saturday, Nov. 23 from 8 to 11 a.m. at Wellington Elementary School to help fifth-grade teacher Eileen Sweeney as she battles cancer. The event is being supported by the Wellington Elementary School PTO. All proceeds will go directly to Mrs. Sweeney. To donate to the yard sale, bring the gently used items to the school’s front office. Shown here is Mrs. Sweeney with her class.

out that they already have support from Area Superintendent Dr. Ian Saltzman and the School Advisory Council. “Of course, it always helps to have community support, because Royal Palm Beach High School wants to be a beacon for this community, and we want to do what’s best for this community.” Assuming RPBHS receives school board and superintendent approval, it would then go through a consideration phase with the IB examiners. “As we move forward, we have created a steering committee of people who are very knowledgeable of IB, and have Royal Palm Beach community ties,” Armas said. The members include Lynn Balch of the Royal Palm Beach Education Advisory Board; Kay Carnes, who was the inaugural principal when Suncoast became

a magnet school; Shannon Farrell, IB coordinator at Dwyer and parent of students at H.L. Johnson Elementary School; Vice Mayor Jeff Hmara, liaison to the Royal Palm Beach Education Advisory Board; Ann Killets, associate dean of educational programs at Palm Beach Atlantic University, former chief academic officer for the school district and former principal at H.L. Johnson; Dr. Brenda Magee, founding RPBHS principal and former principal at Crestwood Middle School; Dr. Stephanie Nance, principal of Crestwood Middle School; Dr. Ave Potente, IB program coordinator for the Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Academy and examiner for the IB program; and Carole Shetler, former area superintendent and former principal of Atlantic High School when the IB program was founded there.


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“We have put together an impressive group of individuals who have lots of knowledge and credentials with IB, and who have strong ties to this community,” Armas said. “We’re looking to move forward, and any support we can get from this group and throughout the community we would welcome.” Councilman David Swift said the IB program would encourage students living in the village to attend RPBHS. “I think besides the high school being built and Mr. Armas coming, this is the third most important thing that has happened to the high school,” Swift said. “When Mayor [David] Lodwick was here, this program was something he tried for a long time to get for Royal Palm Beach High School.” Swift said RPBHS has had a major turnaround from several

years ago, when the school faced many challenges that led highperforming local students to seek other high schools for their education. “There were a number of years when 900 to 1,000 students who would have gone to Royal Palm Beach High School chose to go somewhere else,” Swift said. “It takes those high-performing students and those engaged parents to some other school. This program is trying to capture those students, create programs that will attract them and attract parents who will help with fundraising.” Hmara made a motion for the council to send a letter to the school board in support of the IB program at RPBHS, pointing out that the Royal Palm Beach Education Advisory Board had already drafted a letter of support. The motion carried 5-0.

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Kobosko’s Crossing In Wellington Celebrates Fall With Family Fun

Kobosko’s Crossing hosted its Fall Fun event Saturday, Nov. 9. The event, sponsored by Fabulous 40ties Magazine and the Wellness Experience, was full of food, vendors and good times. Sponsors put together an event that was for the community and gave back to a worthy cause. A portion of the proceeds were donated to the American Cancer Society and Soho Dogs. Photos By Damon Webb/Town-Crier

Event sponsors Nina Anschuetz of Fabulous 40ties Magazine and Dr. Randy Laurich of the Wellness Experience.

Sonia Arroyo and Marlene Wong Walton, chef and owner of International Classic Cuisines.

Alexa, Trace, Shelly and Trevor Plumb with Jonathan Greer.

Nina Anschuetz and Lois Morganti.

Terri Henderson of Glitz & Glam shows off some jewelry.

Juice Plus vendors Rhonda Bartholomew and Suzy Hayes.

Whole Foods Gallery Features Artwork Of Adrianne Hetherington

Whole Foods Market in Wellington hosted an artist reception for Adrianne Hetherington on Friday Nov. 8. Guests enjoyed food, drinks and browsing the artwork. Hetherington works in various art mediums and is a past president of the Wellington Art Society.

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Lifestyle Center Specialist Amanda Smith.

(Left) Bonnie Lehmann shows off some fresh flowers. (Right) Musician Eddy Balzola entertains the crowd.

Adrianne Hetherington, Lauren Belinksy of Whole Foods and Wellington Art Society President Leslie Pfeiffer.

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crime news

Several Vehicle Burglaries Reported In Madison Green

By Lauren Miró Town-Crier Staff Report NOV. 6 — Several residents of Ridgewood Circle in Madison Green called the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office substation in Royal Palm Beach last Wednesday regarding vehicle burglaries. According to separate PBSO reports, two residents reported vehicle break-ins. According to one report, sometime between 9 p.m. last Tuesday and 4:30 a.m. the following morning, someone broke into her husband’s work vehicle and stole a briefcase containing a Sony Xperia tablet, an Apple Macbook Air, a cell phone, two credit cards and an Apple iPad mini. The victim said she believed the door was locked, but there was no evidence of forced entry. The stolen items were valued at approximately $3,000. There were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report. According to a second PBSO report, sometime between 10 p.m. last Tuesday and 5 a.m. the following morning, someone entered the victims’ two vehicles, stealing a bag with a Lenovo think pad, an iPad 2, four iPads, chargers and a Logitech laser pointer. The stolen items were valued at approximately $5,000. There were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report. ••• NOV. 4 — A Greenacres man was arrested last Monday evening on charges of grand theft after he was caught shoplifting from the Walmart Supercenter on Belvedere Road. According to a PBSO report, a deputy from the Royal Palm Beach substation was dispatched to the store at approximately 6 p.m. after a loss prevention officer observed 45-year-old Osvaldo Arencibia enter the store and select a backpack. According to the report, Arencibia then entered the aisle with disposable razors and filled the bag before passing all points of purchase and attempting to exit the store. He was stopped and the backpack was recovered. The stolen items were valued at $795.28. Arencibia was arrested and taken to the Palm Beach County Jail, where he was charged with grand theft. NOV. 5 — A deputy from the PBSO substation in Royal Palm Beach was dispatched to a home on Hibiscus Drive last Tuesday morning regarding a stolen vehicle. According to a PBSO report, at approximately 9:30 a.m., the victim was informed that someone drove off with her black 2005 Dodge Durango. The victim said her spare key is missing, but she was not sure who would take the vehicle. There was no further

information available at the time of the report. NOV. 6 — A Royal Palm Beach woman opened her back door early last Wednesday morning to find someone on her rear patio. According to a PBSO report, a resident of Park Road North called the PBSO substation in Royal Palm Beach at approximately 12:15 a.m. to report the trespasser. According to the report, the victim said she opened her back sliding glass door and observed an unknown male standing on the patio. The victim said the man fled the area when he saw her open the door. According to the report, the victim said nothing was missing. The suspect was described as a light-skinned black male, approximately 6’ tall and wearing a gray hoodie and black pants. NOV. 6 — A deputy from the PBSO substation in Royal Palm Beach was called to the Applebees restaurant on State Road 7 last Wednesday evening regarding a theft. According to a PBSO report, the victim is an employee who placed her red purse containing her wallet underneath the wait staff station at approximately 4:30 p.m. When she returned at approximately 10:15 p.m., it was missing. The victim said it’s common for staff to place their personal items in the same spot. According to the report, the bag contained her birth certificate, $500 cash and her Social Security card. According to the report, video surveillance footage was available, but there were no suspects at the time of the report. NOV. 8 — A resident of Muir Circle called the PBSO substation in Wellington last Friday afternoon to report a theft. According to a PBSO report, the victim said sometime between December 2012 and last Friday, someone stole his 10-foot green kayak from the side of his property. The victim said he placed the kayak behind some bushes. The stolen kayak was valued at approximately $500. There were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report. NOV. 8 — A deputy from the PBSO substation in Wellington responded to the Courtyard Shops at Wellington plaza last Friday regarding a vehicle burglary. According to a PBSO report, the victim had his truck and trailer in the plaza around 3 p.m. last Wednesday. The victim said the trailer was locked. At approximately 8:30 a.m. the following morning, the victim opened his trailer and discovered that several pieces of equipment including a hedge trimmer and chainsaw were missing. The stolen items were See BLOTTER, page 16

Man Dies In Acreage Crash NOV. 7 — An Acreage man died last Thursday afternoon following a traffic accident at the intersection of Northlake and Hall boulevards. According to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office report, at approximately 1:35 p.m., a Dodge Ram driven by 36-year-old Karmela Roy was traveling eastbound on Northlake Blvd. as she approached the intersection at Hall Blvd. Meanwhile, a Honda Accord driven by 38-year-old Penni Conroy was traveling westbound on Northlake Blvd. with 76-year-old Thomas Conroy in the passenger seat. According to the report, Roy

drifted into oncoming traffic. Several vehicles went off the roadway to avoid a collision, but Roy struck the front passenger side of Penni Conroy’s vehicle. Both vehicles spun, with Roy’s vehicle driving off the south side of the road and into several trees. Thomas Conroy was pronounced dead at the scene. Penni Conroy, who was wearing a seatbelt, was transported to St. Mary’s Medical Center where she was listed in critical condition at the time of the report. Roy, who was not wearing a seatbelt, sustained minor injuries and was transported to Palms West Hospital.

Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County is asking for the public’s help in finding these wanted fugitives: • Kristan Anderson is a white female, 5’6” tall and weighing 135 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes. Her date of birth is 06/18/92. Anderson is wanted on felony charges of public assistance fraud. Her last known addresses were Broadway in West Palm Beach and Seven Springs Blvd. in Greenacres. She is wanted as of 11/07/13. • Angel Felizola is a white male, 5’9” tall and weighing 180 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes. His date of birth is 01/17/70. Felizola is wanted on felony charges of manufacture of marijuana. His last known addresses were Hobart Avenue in West Palm Beach and Swain Blvd. in Greenacres. His occupation is a roofer. He is wanted as of 11/15/13. Remain anonymous and you may be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward. Call Crime Stoppers at (800) 458-TIPS (8477) or visit www.crimestopperspbc. com.

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RPB Council OKs Letter Supporting Pioneer Road Improvements

By Ron Bukley Town-Crier Staff Report The Royal Palm Beach Village Council will notify Palm Beach County that it supports improvements to Pioneer Road on the west side of State Road 7. The decision at the Nov. 7 council meeting was made despite complaints from residents in the unincorporated Westwood community, which borders the northern portion of the road. In May, the council approved transmittal of a land-use change from residential to commercial for 10.6 acres on the southeast corner of Pioneer Road and State Road 7, over objections raised by some residents of Westwood and nearby Whispering Woods. The Pioneer Road improvements will improve access and safety as the development to the south is completed. According to a Royal Palm

Beach staff report, Pebb Enterprises, which is developing the property with commercial and multifamily homes on the south side of the road, sought council support regarding a proposed acquisition of right-of-way by the county to improve mobility and safety on Pioneer Road. The property to be acquired is located in the unincorporated southeast quadrant of Pioneer Road and State Road 7. The proposed improvements include additional turn lanes, sidewalks and a parallel access corridor along State Road 7, connecting the commercial developments to the south to Pioneer Road. Palm Beach County also requested confirmation that the village supports the county’s proposed acquisition and improvements. The item appeared on the council’s consent agenda, which meant

it would have passed without discussion if there were no objections. However, several Westwood residents were on hand to speak. Robert Fink, one of several who spoke, said he could not understand the county’s ability to take property at the developer’s request when the improvements appeared to benefit only the developer. “I don’t know exactly what ‘consent’ means on an agenda,” Fink said. “It sounds like it’s already done, but I don’t know what this means except to help a developer by claiming private land.” Elyce Werner, president of the Westwood Property Owners’ Association, said the group opposes the council supporting the county improvement plan because it is premature, as the developer had not yet applied for site plan approval and the tract analysis had not asked for access from Pioneer Road.

“Westwood is the affected property, and we have vested property rights,” Werner said. “I have also been in communication with our District 6 representative, [Commissioner] Jess Santamaria, who stands behind Westwood, and supports us to keep our quality of life and the character of the community. I’m asking that the village not support this request. It will directly affect our lifestyle. You will be destroying a buffer that has been there for 32 years.” Mayor Matty Mattioli told the residents their complaints would be turned over to the village manager and village staff for review. Since the road work is a county project, the council did not have detailed information, only a letter from Don Hearing of Cotleur & Hearing, representing the developer, asking for village consent for the right-of-way acquisition. “I can’t answer what’s going to

become of it, but I can assure you that something will start tomorrow to find a solution,” Mattioli said. The council then approved the consent agenda unanimously. Hearing’s letter to the village pointed out that Royal Palm Beach had already approved the change from residential to commercial with the understanding that significant improvements were needed to Pioneer Road. “Pebb Enterprises and their team have been working collaboratively with Palm Beach County to facilitate mobility and safety improvements to Pioneer Road,” Hearing wrote. “It is our understanding that both the county and Village of Royal Palm believe these improvements are important public benefits and that a public purpose exists to pursue the acquisition of the necessary right of way.” The letter acknowledged that

Pioneer Road is a county road, making it the appropriate agency to pursue the acquisition of right of way. “All of the costs associated with this effort are being offset by Pebb Enterprises with no expenditure of public dollars,” Hearing noted. Liggins’ letter to County Administrator Bob Weisman confirmed the village’s support of the project. “As you are aware, there has been increased development around the State Road 7 corridor in the past several years. This development has resulted in increased traffic,” Liggins wrote. “Given the increased traffic, Pebb Enterprises, the owner of a commercial parcel, has agreed to make certain improvements to Pioneer Road.” Liggins letter went on the state that Royal Palm Beach supports any county efforts to improve mobility and traffic safety in the area.


The Kids Cancer Foundation hosted an open house at its new headquarters in Royal Palm Beach on Thursday, Nov. 7. The activities included a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce and an open house for the community. The foundation’s mission is to provide hope and support to local children and their families battling childhood cancer or blood PHOTOS BY DENISE FLEISCHMAN/TOWN-CRIER disorders. For more info., call Michelle O’Boyle at (561) 371-1298 or visit

Kids Cancer Foundation leaders, Royal Palm Beach officials and chamber ambassadors cut the ribbon.

Carol Pinto, Carole Browne, Renee Ronnie, Kids Cancer Foundation Founder Michelle O’Boyle and Iseult Broglio.

Founder and Executive Director Michelle O’Boyle.

Advisory board members Tim Chance, Kelly Wiener, Angela Lacy, Kathleen Maxwell-Alvarez, Michelle O’Boyle, Allie Skinner, Frank Dowling, Maggie Zeller and Renee Ronnie.

Kathleen Maxwell-Alvarez, Kelly Wiener, Allie Skinner and Angela Lacy with Kinleigh and Piper Apfel.

Maggie Zeller and Julie Tannehill.


Approval Unchanged

continued from page 1 must “substantially comply” with a conceptual site plan that was included in the application. Coates suggested, among other things, removing the condition that the site plan must substantially comply with the conceptual plan. His motion passed unanimously. “The question was raised following the motion whether the motion for clarification actually changed the language of the original motion Councilman Willhite made,” Cohen said. Cohen said she reviewed the transcript and also consulted with experts in Robert’s Rules of Order and found that there is no such thing as a “motion for clarification.” “I came to the conclusion that the motion for clarification was, in effect, a motion to amend,” she said. “There was a lengthy discussion at agenda review, and there seems to be some disagreement to what was intended.”

To be absolutely clear on what the council intended last month, she recommended that council members reopen the item for discussion. “From a legal perspective, given the uncertainty, it would be beneficial for the village if the motion for reconsideration is passed and then the item is voted on again,” she said. Willhite said he asked for the issue to be brought up again only to discuss his original motion. “I did not request this be brought up to have something torn down or to change the intent of my motion,” he said. But Coates disagreed. “The reason we’re here right now is because of your assertion we didn’t comply with Robert’s Rules of Order,” he said. “I think there needs to be a motion and a second before we even discuss this.” Willhite made a motion to reconsider the item, but it died for lack of a second. “There is no such thing as a motion for clarification, yet that is the motion that was made,” Willhite said. “I believe that is out

of order. My motion tonight was going to be to restate the [original] motion and pass it again with the language that was understood to be in there.” He said he reviewed the tape, and the condition for substantial compliance with the conceptual plan was left out of Coates’ motion. “I think this potentially opens us up for a challenge,” Willhite said, “because, according to Mrs. Cohen... the motion was out of order.” However, Cohen said that she did not believe the motion was out of order. “What I stated was, that even though it was called a motion for clarification... it was, in reality, a motion to amend,” she said. “But I recommended, because of the discussion yesterday, that you do reconsider it to make sure there’s no confusion on the issue.” Cohen said that if Coates was not amending Willhite’s original motion, a vote would not have been necessary. “If that particular provision was not intended to be put back into the motion, it would have been

completely unnecessary [to vote],” she said. Coates said the issue should have been raised during last month’s discussion if Willhite felt the vote was inappropriate. “If it was out of order, it should


More Time For Map Corrections

continued from page 1 Jeff Hmara, who attended the press conference, said he was encouraged by the bipartisan effort to pass the bill. “I think the intent is to get FEMA to do what they were supposed to do anyway under the Biggert-Waters act, which was generally an affordability study that would identify the impacts,” Hmara said. “I think the intent is to get FEMA to complete that affordability study. That will identify the impacts more clearly and substantially and completely. It will also give us some additional

have been made at the time the motion was made, seconded and voted on,” he said. “Everyone voted [unanimously]. My position is... that by voting on the motion, the council deemed it was an appropriate motion.”

Bellissimo said he was grateful for the leadership on the council. “I was most impressed with the emergence of a leader in our mayor, Bob Margolis,” Bellissimo said. “I think he distinguished himself, and I think he stood strong.”

time to see that FEMA considers correct, up-to-date information.” Hmara pointed out that the original deadline for local agencies to supply corrected flood map information had been extended to the end of this month after letters were sent to FEMA from local elected officials. He said many Royal Palm Beach homes are in high-risk zones under the proposed flood maps, although the village has a highly effective stormwater drainage system. “To the best of our ability to determine, that’s inaccurate,” Hmara said. “People would be required to buy flood insurance who didn’t need flood insurance before.” He said there are numerous indications that the FEMA maps are out of date, including the recent release of the C-51 Basin Study by

the South Florida Water Management District. “That suggests that we’re seeing differences that are significant enough to change the determination of the outcome of who’s in the flood zone and who’s not,” Hmara said. However, Hmara added that as a former federal employee, he understood that agencies such as FEMA can cease to function if they do not have adequate financing. “The intent is to get out of the mode that puts FEMA well into the red on this flood insurance program,” he said. “There are a lot of arguments that can be made on the other side. One of mine would be to make sure people understand what risks they’re assuming when they buy property in a specific area.”

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Introduction to Celtic Rock Cooking

Hot rock cooking, also known as hot stone cooking, is the process whereby foods are cooked or grilled on a hot rock or stone that has been heated prior to the cooking process in a special oven (800 degrees). First used centuries ago by the Ancient Celts in Ireland and Europe in general, the hot rock style of cooking is an elemental one. This ancient Celtic tradition of cooking on a Rock has been resurrected here at Bull McCabe’s Irish Pub and Tap Room. It is not only a unique and entertaining dining experience, but it is a healthful one as well.

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Wellington Commemorates Veterans Day With Parade And Ceremony

The Village of Wellington hosted its annual Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony on Monday, Nov. 11 at the Wellington Veterans Memorial. Local and state officials honored veterans for their service and laid wreaths to honor each branch of the military.

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Maxwell Nelson, Mayor Bob Margolis and his wife, Linda, lay the U.S. Army wreath.

Mike Pancia and Councilwoman Anne Gerwig lay the U.S. Navy wreath.

Veterans gather in front of the Wellington Veterans Memorial.

Councilman Matt Willhite lays the U.S. Coast Guard wreath.

Ernie Zimmerman and Councilman John Greene lay the POW/MIA wreath.

Johanna Jurado and Madison and Gabrielle Turner wave flags during the parade.

Tom and Regis Wenham lay a wreath for the U.S. Air Force.

PBSO’s Diane Smith Speaks To Women Of The Western Communities

Women of the Western Communities held its monthly meeting Thursday, Nov. 7 at the Wanderers Club in Wellington. Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Community Outreach Coordinator Diane Smith was the guest speaker, talking about personal safety and how to guard against identity theft. For more information about the club, e-mail Mair Armand at or call (561) 635-0011. photos by Denise Fleischman/town-crier

Jo Cudnik, Marianne Davidson and Allyson Samilijan.

Lynda Chicano and Carol O’Neil at the check-in desk.

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Ibis Neighborhood Hosts Big Food Drive

This Halloween, for the second year in a row, adults in Halloween costumes trick-or-treated doorto-door in the 33 neighborhoods of the Ibis Golf & Country Club community to collect thousands of pounds of canned food as part of the Ibis Charities Halloween Food Drive. More than 15,500 pounds of food was collected and donated to the Palm Beach County Food Bank to be distributed to agencies that feed the hungry in Palm Beach County, as well as to families in need at Grove Park Elementary School. Among the more than

200 volunteers participating in the drive were West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio and Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw, both of whom are Ibis residents. In advance of the food drive, 3,500 brown paper Whole Foods grocery bags were distributed to Ibis homeowners. Co-chaired by Ibis residents John Hayes and Hal Gottschall, the food drive also collected approximately $8,000 in cash donations. Hayes and Gottschall said the success of the food drive proves the truth of Ibis Charities’ motto: “Ibis Cares.”

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Family Church West Hosts Trunk or Treat At The King’s Academy

Co-Chairs Hal Gottschall and John Hayes with Jules Kitzerow.

Bob and Joan Budnick help unload their car filled with donations.

Pat Engel, Palm Beach County Food Bank Executive Director Perry Borman, food drive co-chairs Hal Gotschall and John Hayes, West Palm Beach Mayor and Ibis resident Jeri Muoio, Peter Stein, Mel Marx, Bruce Eisen and Jules Kitzerow.

Healthcare Foundation Hosts Open House

Jill Merrell and Jay Shearouse III. Images Courtesy LILA PHOTO

The Palm Healthcare Foundation hosted an open house at its new location in the Center for Philanthropy on Thursday, Oct. 24. Located at 700 South Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach, the Center for Philanthropy is an innovative, shared space where local nonprofits work together to make lasting change in the community. The foundation debuted its 2013 “Healthier Together” initiative that will work to improve the quality of life in targeted neighborhoods in Palm Beach County. “Palm Healthcare Foundation is known for solving healthcare issues through community-wide collaboration,” President and CEO Andrea Bradley said. “We know that when we work hand-in-hand with key community leaders, everyone in the community benefits. Our move to the Center for

Philanthropy is an extension of our philosophy of working together. There, we join a number of other foundations and nonprofits all under the same roof, which results

Family Church West hosted its first trunk or treat at the King’s Academy on Sunday, Oct 27. Decorated trunks included the following top three themes, which won prizes: McCarty’s Farm with the fox character from “What Does the Fox Say,” Noah’s Ark and Doc McStuffins. The grand finale was the King’s Academy bus and mascot also giving out lots of treats for the kids. Families enjoyed lots of candy along with bounce houses and face painting. For more information about Family Church West, visit Shown above and below, families enjoy the activities.

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New Horizons Students Honor Veterans

New Horizons Elementary School students celebrated Veterans Day with their families and staff, who all gathered to honor veterans, active service members and their families. New Horizons Cub Scouts presented the flag with student Javelle Pierre singing the “Star Spangled Banner.” Guidance Counselor Lynne Bray rallied students to learn from the experience a special way to show respect to others. Former Wellington Mayor Tom Wenham, a Korean War veteran, challenged students to thank veterans for their service. Parent and active Army Warrant Officer Alex Anduze, who arrived back home

that morning, recognized the families of those serving for the sacrifices they make. The New Horizons Dub Poetry Ensemble, led by teacher Sherry Case, recited two poems thanking veterans. Under the direction of music teacher Veronica Dillingham, the Music Club Step Team performed the rhythm “V-E-T-E-RA-N-S” and the Music Club sang “American Tears.” Eleven veterans and active service personnel, along with their families, were honored with a certificate. As a gesture of respect, Wenham led students in shaking the hands of each veteran in attendance.

Veterans with New Horizons Veterans Day program participants.

Robotics And Mechatronics Workshop At TKA Frontier Elementary School has 25 students from third through fifth grade in the Newspaper Club. Student reporters meet bimonthly to produce a wide variety of student-generated articles on high-interest subjects, such as pets, travel, jokes and sports. The newspaper, The Monthly Mustang, is sent home with all the Frontier students the first Friday of every month. Newspaper Club sponsors are first-grade teacher Michelle O’Sullivan and media specialist Dawn Williams. Shown here are O’Sullivan and Williams with Frontier’s Newspaper Club.


The King’s Academy recently hosted a four-session robotics and mechatronics workshop, led by Don Chambers, a world-renowned robotics expert. Seventeen students enjoyed learning math, science and technology in a hands-on context. “I loved robotics because we were able to program the robots to respond to different stimuli,” seventh grader Lauren Arrington said. Students worked with breadboards and electrical components and built a robot car that responded and reacted to light and dark and to infrared signals, sounds and temperature. Students were

able to keep their robot creations at the end of the workshop. “I enjoyed the creativity in robotics. Making the sound-sensing car was my favorite moment of the robotics club,” seventh grader John Prieschl said. “The robotics workshop held last month was a highly anticipated event that did not disappoint. Based on its success, we plan on offering another opportunity to secondary students next semester,” TKA Secondary Principal Sonya Jones said. For more information about the King’s Academy, visit www.tka. net.

Lauren Arrington (left) and Ryan Walker (right) at the workshop.

Golden Grove To Offer Technology Program Golden Grove Elementary School has announced that it will offer a technology program during the 2014-15 school year. The Golden Grove Choice Program of Technology will seek to infuse technology into the classroom while making learning fun. “At Golden Grove, we will infuse our regular instruction with

The Seminole Ridge High School Army JROTC cadets attended the annual Take Flight awards ceremony Saturday, Nov. 2. The event is sponsored by the Faith, Hope, Love Charity, an organization assisting homeless veterans. The event was held at the Wycliffe Golf & Country Club, and the Hawk Battalion cadets provided a saber arch for veterans and their guests as they arrived, in the dining area and for award recipients. This event, a fundraiser for homeless veterans, supported the Village of Valor project, a gated-community housing complex for homeless veterans. Among the many highlights of the event was U.S. Congressman Patrick Murphy taking time to meet and speak with the cadets. Shown here are the cadets with Murphy at the event.

technology such as keyboarding, utilize Microsoft Word to publish student writings and Microsoft PowerPoint to present student reports in science and social studies,” Principal Adam Miller said. All faculty members will be trained on Digital Citizenship goals, including web safety. Edmodo will allow second-grade through fifth-

grade students to safely experience social media. The fine arts classrooms will infuse technology into lessons such as online research, graphic design and storytelling through video. The school will also experiment with Prezi and a flipped classroom model for fifth-grade science students. Additionally, Golden Grove will

offer after-school technology clubs such as web design, game design, Minecraft, and a digital divide club that will learn to refurbish old computers to be donated to struggling families. For more info., visit www. elementary or apply on-line at

Local Students Win Titanic Essay Contest Several local students recently received recognition in Palm Beach County’s Titanic Essay Contest. Austin Stein, a fifth-grader at Waters Edge Elementary School; Andre Soucy, an eighth-grader at Western Pines Middle School; and Mikael Salantine, an eleventh-grader at Wellington High School, were announced as winners.

The essay contest was hosted by the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium for students in grades 3 through 12 related to the upcoming exhibit “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition.” There was one winner in each level: elementary (third through fifth grade), middle (sixth through eighth grade) and high (ninth through 12th grade).

The authors of the three winning submissions will attend the opening of the exhibition on Saturday, Nov. 16 and will receive a cash prize of $500 each. The winning students’ classes will also receive a free visit to the Science Center, transportation, admission and exploration included. The essay prompt was: “In 1912, when the Titanic sank, wom-

en and children were instructed to disembark the boat before men. Think about how the roles of men and women have changed since that time. Do you believe, in today’s society, women and children would still be instructed to get off the boat first? Why or why not? Write an essay explaining your thoughts answering this question.”

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Rep. Mark Pafford Visits Cypress Trails State Rep. Mark Pafford (D-District 86) met with fifth graders at Cypress Trails Elementary School on Oct. 30, teaching them about the process of making a bill from initial idea to passing. Pafford shared information about his role as a legislator and talked about key components of state government. Students learned who can come up with an idea for a bill, how to get the state representatives involved and how to present the idea to the committee for approval. They were able to create their own idea for a bill and walk through the entire process. “It was a great pleasure to have

Rep. Pafford share the bill-making process with our students,” Principal Tameka Robinson said. “They were so excited to participate in this hands-on experience. I am certain this experience is one they will never forget.” The visit is part of a nationwide effort to educate youth about our government process. It was sponsored by the National Conference of State Legislator’s Trust for Representative Democracy. During the campaign, more than 1,200 state legislators from across the country visit the classrooms to help students understand how American democracy works.

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State Rep. Mark Pafford with Cypress Trails students.

Golden Grove Elementary Earns Beautification Grant Golden Grove Elementary School is celebrating the award of a prestigious Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful education and beautification grant. The news of the grant was received by teachers and Green School coordinators Estibaliz Gastesi and Marge Keller last week. According to Gastesi, the $1,000

grant will be used to plant native species that will enrich the habitat as well as provide some shadow areas. “The students will enjoy the nature trail not only by exercising, but also by learning and by being aware of the ecological concept,” Gastesi said. Golden Grove and Seminole

Ridge High School Key Club members will team up for a day to plant native species in order to restore the natural habitat. “The Key Club from Seminole Ridge will be a great asset in helping us plant all those trees,” Keller said. The mission of the nonprofit Keep Palm Beach County Beauti-

ful is to enhance the quality of life in Palm Beach County through programs and partnerships that encourage public agencies, private entities, residents and visitors to reduce litter and waste, increase recycling, beautify and maintain public spaces, and inspire future generations of environmental stewards.

On Wednesday, Oct. 23, Wellington Elementary School students, staff and families attended local Chick-Fil-A restaurants for a successful PTO fundraiser. The school received a percentage of food purchased that evening. There was a spinning wheel that kids were able to spin to win a Chick-Fil-A food prize, and students got to sit with their teachers and friends. It was a fun night for all. Shown here are students and parents attending Chick Fil-A Night at the Mall at Wellington Green.

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Writing As A Career Gives A Voice To Generally Quiet People

We writers are an odd lot. Most of us inadvertently started our careers in grade school when we realized we were not very good at speaking up, but we still felt we had something to say. Then maybe a teacher mentioned that she looked forward to our essays because they were “creative” in addition to being well-written. For a shy kid, or one with a speech impediment, or one who was soft-spoken, an encouraging comment like that was about all it took. And so followed decades of communication via the written word. Some of us would eventually learn to communicate using our voices; others would always prefer being able to hit delete before sharing our thoughts. A few lucky ones (like

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The Sonic BOOMER me) managed to be able to have it both ways and became interviewers — though there are definitely days when I knew I should’ve stayed closer to the delete key. The downside of being an interviewer is that you need to speak to people. The upside is that you get to speak to people.

Over the years, I have interviewed a lot of interesting local personalities — a few TV news anchors, a Polish egg artist, an archeologist, an elementary school-age waterski prodigy and the guy who named all the streets in Wellington (you can thank him for Quercus Lane). But I’ve also been able to talk to the last remaining member of the Von Trapp family (you know, from The Sound of Music), PGA professional and golf course designer Johnny Miller, Chicago Bears linebacker Jonathan Bostic II (when he was playing for UF), millionaire matchmaker Patti Stanger, the Weather Channel’s Stephanie Abrams and even internationally acclaimed chimp expert Jane Goodall.

I vividly recall asking Goodall with whom she preferred living — humans or chimps. She replied that she enjoyed observing primates of all varieties, which, as a former “quiet kid,” I could both identify with and appreciate. So these days I make sure I keep an eye out for the quiet kids. The writers. The readers. The thinkers. Last week when I was in San Diego with my grandsons, one age 8 and one age 9. We ran around like loons all day, seeing the sights and touring their dad’s aircraft carrier (14 floors of fun with ladders) and by dinnertime, we were exhausted. We went to a restaurant where the 9-year-old ate his food then fell asleep with his head

on the oh-so-comfy wooden arm of the chair. The other one, uncharacteristically silent, had pulled out “Harry Potter.” When his parents realized it wasn’t a menu he was reading, they were mortified. Reading a book at the table when he should have been conversing with the guests! But I managed to convince them that I much preferred watching him read a book so engrossing he couldn’t put it down. I don’t even have a problem with iPads, laptops, touch screens of any variety. Are there words on it? Is the kid learning to read the words? All good. A kid who likes to read has the whole world at his feet. He See WELKY, page 16

‘Thor: The Dark World’ Is A Good Movie, Even If Thor Is Boring

My problem with the new movie Thor: The Dark World is Thor himself. The movie itself is a reasonably good example of the superhero genre, a bit of a treat in a season that tends to specialize in smaller, more intense films. But, while enjoyable, there is just not a lot there. The problem, frankly, is that Thor is a boring superhero. He is good, intelligent, loyal — a perfect Boy Scout. He doesn’t even seem to get too angry while fighting battles. His only weapon aside from his fists is a hammer, and, well, that sets up the villains as standins for nails. As a result, the best part of the film has very little to do with him. The other heroes of the world of Marvel are far more fun: snarky Tony Stark, patriotic Captain America, the double-trouble fun of Bruce Banner and the Hulk. Thor mainly takes up space. At the end of the first Thor movie, our hero (Chris Hemsworth) leaves Earth for

‘I’ On Culture By Leonard Wechsler Asgard, leaving the love of his life, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) behind while he and his friends battle for peace in all of the Nine Realms. At the start of the new movie, we hear of the ancient battle against the Dark Elves where Malekith (Christopher Eccleston), their leader, has a super-weapon, the Aether, a form of jelly with enough power to destroy the universe, but is not able to deploy it before having to escape. The movie then focuses on Jane who, as we might expect, actually finds the Aether

in London and is taken over by it. Thor, of course, comes to the rescue. He brings Jane to Asgard in hopes of saving her, but because the Aether has been released at the time of a mystical convergence of universes, the Dark Elves attack and almost destroy Asgard. Thor recruits his evil brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) into an uneasy partnership as a way of eventually defeating Malekith and saving the universe. That, of course, allows for some great battle scenes with the expected superb computer-generated images. While all of this is going on, Jane’s intern (Kat Dennings) is running around to rescue nutty Professor Selvig (Stellan Skarsgård), taken into custody after running around naked at Stonehenge. Most of all of this is pure fluff, but it provides a series of great comedy scenes that, until the end, have not much at all to do with the plot. But considering how dull Thor

himself is (not to mention Jane, who seldom has witty dialogue), it is necessary. The comedy is useful because this plot has been used many, many times before. There is a bit of Star Wars, some Lord of the Rings and almost all the really dumb science fiction movies of the past providing plot points. To have an interesting superhero movie, you need a great super-villain, and Malekith does not qualify. Loki, who manages to combine both heroic and villainous elements, is far more interesting. The cast does its job. Hemsworth looks the part of Thor and goes through his lines well. Unfortunately, he has far more chemistry with Hiddleston than Portman. Portman is, as noted earlier, fairly boring. She is taken over, sees Thor again, does no real fighting, but is decorative. Hiddleston steals the film. He manages to seem as untrustworthy as usual, then shows some

real feelings, then plays games again, then joins in that truce with Thor. I personally would rather see a Loki movie. He was a great villain in Avengers and plays the trickster wonderfully well in the current movie. Perhaps we need an anti-hero movie. Eccleston is properly evil, but it is hard to give a performance showing real emotions under the many layers of makeup he wore. Anthony Hopkins as Odin seemed a bit bored but got through his lines well enough, and Rene Russo as his wife Frigga was excellent. Dennings is wonderful as the intern. She steals every scene she’s in, managing to lighten up the film. Skarsgard comes across as a bit of a fool, but does have the best line in the film. In summary, this is an OK summer film released in the late fall. You won’t be sorry going to see it, but it is best if you go in without high expectations. There will be better movies coming out this season.

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Big Yard Sale At Western Pines On Nov. 16

Western Pines Middle School will host a Huge Charity Yard Sale on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 8 to 1 p.m. at the school (5494 140th Avenue North). Proceeds from the sale will help faculty members with medical hardships. Many items will be available, including furniture, toys, clothing, Christmas items, tools, household items and more. Everything must and will be sold. There will also be a car wash fundraiser and food available for purchase.

Binks Forest Carnival Nov. 16

Binks Forest Elementary School will host its Hometown Harvest Carnival on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the school, located at 15101 Bent Creek Road in Wellington. The event, presented by the Binks Forest PTA, will include carnival games, a vendor boutique, rides, games, entertainment and a food

court. For more info., visit www.

Town Officials To Speak At LGLA Meeting Nov. 21

The Loxahatchee Groves Landowners’ Association will meet Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. at Palms West Presbyterian Church (13689 Okeechobee Blvd.). Guest speakers for this meeting will be members of Loxahatchee Groves’ town management company, Underwood Management Services Group. They will be providing a presentation to the LGLA on the town’s progress and evolution since incorporation and will be available to answer questions from LGLA members. Attending will be Town Manager Mark Kutney, Managing Partner William Underwood and staff members Perla Underwood, Susan Eichhorn, Braeden Garrett and Janet Whipple. This is an open meeting where residents will get a chance to discuss issues of concern that they may have related to things that are going on in the town. The

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meeting is open to the public, but only LGLA members with 2013 paid dues can make motions and/ or vote. For more info., contact Marge Herzog at (561) 818-9114 or

Donations Needed For Neglected Cows

Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control is in desperate need of hay donations for the 23 neglected cows rescued recently. The animals are currently consuming 350 pounds of coastal hay and 50 pounds of grain daily. The shelter is asking for donations of hay and grain to help nurture these animals during their stay. With the help of the Humane Society of the United States, the shelter plans to transport the cows to an animal refuge and sanctuary located in northern Florida. Donations can be delivered directly to the shelter, located at 7100 Belvedere Road, any time during regular business hours. Citizens who wish to donate funds may do so by calling Animal Care & Control at (561) 233-1251.

Businesses Team Up With Little Smiles For Nov. 18 Event

Johnson’s Custom Cakes and More and Bacio Bacio Bridal Salon will team up with the nonprofit Little Smiles for a 2014 Season Kick Off Celebration on Monday, Nov. 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Kobosko’s Crossing on Forest Hill Blvd. in Wellington. Johnson’s Custom Cakes will debut an exciting new line of catering and dessert displays, new trends in wedding cakes, mini desserts and extraordinary candy buffets. Bacio Bacio will celebrate its expansion grand opening with the addition of a tuxedo center and formal party gowns for all occasions. Little Smiles will receive all donations of goods and/or services for the evening. These donations will be used as live or silent auction items at the Stars Ball in February 2014. Attendees are encouraged to wear cocktail attire. To RSVP, or for more information, call Brianne Ford at (561) 358-4631.

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RPB Fall Craft Show Nov. 23

The Village of Royal Palm Beach will host its 12th annual Fall Fantasy Craft Show at Veterans Park on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All items will be hand-made from local artists in the western communities ranging from quilters, children accessories, holiday crafts and hand-crafted jewelry. For more information, call (561) 790-5149.

Climate Change Forum Nov. 21

The public is invited to a free multimedia presentation and discussion on “Climate Change: How Will It Impact What You Love?” at the Palm Beach State College campus in Lake Worth on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 6 p.m. The event is hosted by the League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County. The discussion will focus on the impact that climate change will have on the water and food supply, homes and property, children and grandchildren, personal health and wealth, extreme weather and the environment.

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Hear from elected officials on local and state plans regarding negative impacts from climate change, and what communities and individuals should be doing right now to prepare. Speakers will include Todd Bonlarron, legislative affairs director for Palm Beach County, Palm Beach County Commissioner Shelley Vana and Lake Worth City Commissioner Christopher McVoy. For more info., visit www. or www.facebook. com/lwvpbc.

Holiday Concert In PBG Dec. 7

The Women of Note Chorus will welcome special guests, the Young Singers of the Palm Beaches and the Sunshine District second-place quartet Overdrive, for “Holiday Harmonies: To Kids from 1 to 92” on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 4 p.m. at the Eissey Campus Theatre in Palm Beach Gardens. Tickets are $15 for adults and free for students 18 years of age and younger. They can be purchased in person or by phone at the Eissey Campus Theatre. For tickets, call (561) 207-5900.

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ROYAL PALM BEACH HONORS VETS AT EVENING CEREMONY ON VETERANS DAY The Village of Royal Palm Beach hosted Veterans Day evening service on Monday, Nov. 11 at Veterans Park. The community turned out to thank the men and women who served the nation and protected freedom. Veterans’ names were called out to recognize them for their military service. An ensemble from the Royal Palm Beach Community Band played patriotic music. PHOTOS BY DENISE FLEISCHMAN/TOWN-CRIER

U.S. Army veteran Gordon Wax with Connie Dalton.

Martha Webster and John Fennell.

Royal Palm Beach council members Richard Valuntas, Fred Pinto and David Swift with Ashley Bastin, Pastor Lionel Whitehall, State Rep. Mark Pafford and Royal Palm Beach Mayor Matty Mattioli.

Palm Beach County Commissioner Jess Santamaria shares his thoughts on Veterans Day.

A flag-raising ceremony was performed by American Legion Post 367 and the British Royal Legion.

The Royal Palm Beach High School Events Chorus performed.

Gold Coast Down Syndrome Buddy Walk Raises $175,000

The Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization, a nonprofit serving children and adults with Down syndrome and their families, raised a record-breaking net of $175,000 at its 19th annual Buddy Walk on Oct. 20 at John Prince Park. The event also drew its largest crowd — 2800 attendees. Funds from the event will support the Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization’s Resource Center located in Boynton Beach,

along with education, support, social and advocacy programs, including the Learning Program, the Exceptional Educators Program, the Next Chapter Book Club and Meet Greet Play and Learn. This year, the Buddy Walk had additional food and its first presenting sponsor, thanks to G4S Secure Solutions North America headquartered in Jupiter, whose efforts contributed about $14,000 to the walk.

“G4S is committed to making a positive impact on the communities where we live and work, and supporting the Buddy Walk is a great way to do that,” G4S President Drew Levine said. “We are proud and honored to support the efforts of the Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization to not only promote understanding of people with intellectual disabilities but also to create opportunities for them to contribute

to and become valued members of society.” Major sponsors for the Buddy Walk included presenting sponsor G4S, Global Tower Partners, FirstService Residential, the GEO Group, International Rail Partners, Pacific Rail Holdings, Toshiba Business Solutions Florida, Ace Environmental Services, Amtrust Bank, Florida Crystals, Pollo Tropical, Raymond James, Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shi-

pley, 12 Point Associates, City Furniture, Estate Properties of Palm Beach, FPL, Hair Studio Artists, Plastridge Insurance, Publix, the Sofabed Company, Sun Fabrics Inc., Vinny’s Pizza, Spectrum Speech & Language Service and Walser Law Firm. Cindy Calvagne served as walk chair. Top fundraisers were Chari Sassin, Celine Thibault, Janessa Gross, Daniela Chea, Gail Marino, Tina Trujillo, Maureen Chriske,

Toby Brodtman, Dylan Calvagne, Roni Faerman and Mark Capozzi. The largest walk team was Team Back ‘N’ Jack. Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization is a health, educational resource, support and advocacy organization, which has been empowering individuals with Down syndrome and their families since 1980. For more info., visit

Young Singers To Present Winter Tapestry Concert Nov. 23 At Kravis

The Young Singers of the Palm Beaches, an award-winning choir with an international reputation, will present its annual holiday concert Winter Tapestry 2013 on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. The concert will be held in Dreyfoos Hall at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts and will feature more than 350 singing students, along with Divinity Dance, a local Christian dance company.

“This is the perfect way for families to start celebrating the holiday season in song,” said Beth Clark, executive director of the Young Singers of the Palm Beaches. “Young Singers will once again delight audiences of all ages with beautiful music, laughter and even a holiday sing-along.” Tickets for Winter Tapestry 2013 start at $10 and can be purchased by calling the Kravis Cen-

ter box office at (561) 832-SHOW or online at The holiday concert is sponsored by PNC Bank. The Young Singers is comprised of more than 350 singers in grades 3 through 12 from all parts of Palm Beach County. They have performed regionally, nationally and internationally for the past 10 years. For more info., call (561) 659-2332 or visit

The Atlantic City Boys in action.

Atlantic City Boys At Dolly Hand Nov. 19

Do you love the music of the Four Seasons, the Beatles, the Beach Boys, the Bee Gees and other ’60s groups? Then you’ll want to see the Atlantic City Boys when they perform at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. The Atlantic City Boys are four dynamic lead singers who have

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continued from page 1 trical boxes that connect to the Internet and boost the signal. “But not every resident necessarily has Internet access,” Councilwoman Anne Gerwig pointed out. “For some of them, their cell phone is their only way to access the Internet.” Coates asked whether those methods would come at the ex-

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continued from page 1 she said. “Maybe you’re good at organizing, or maybe you have another talent that may not be your job but that you can share with others. Sometimes we take for granted what we have and don’t realize

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continued from page 3 provisions in place to protect the environment from the impact of the SR 7 extension. Bennett also suggested producing a plat of all the homes that were built out west that were supposed to connect to State Road 7 that are not connected to it yet,

wowed audiences at Las Vegas, Walt Disney World and, of course, Atlantic City. Now they lend their world-class vocals to the harmonies of the ’60s, singing the hits of the Drifters, the Beach Boys and Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. These four very talented, charming and energetic vocalists, backed

by an equally accomplished live band, will have you out of your seats, enjoying an exhilarating trip back in time. For tickets, call the box office at (561) 993-1160 or visit www. The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center is located on the Palm Beach State College campus in Belle Glade.

pense of residents. Snavely said most carriers charge for the boxes, but they don’t have to. “I actually have one of these,” Snavely said. “AT&T told me that because of the known issues in my area, they would rebate the $200 cost.” But Snavely said AT&T told him the rebate program is no longer offered. “In that case, the cost would be covered by the homeowner,” he said. Staff also suggested other sites for the tower, but Charles Bernardo, director of site acquisition

for Clearview, said there were not many options. “Your code requires a minimum of 10 acres to put in a tower,” he said. “There are only three sites where that is possible.” He noted that the other sites included a middle school — where putting a tower is prohibited by Wellington code — the nearby Publix shopping center or a piece of South Florida Water Management District property that would not provide enough coverage, leaving residents with the same problem.

Clearview Tower also launched a public outreach campaign to get feedback from the community online and in person. Bernardo said the response was overwhelmingly positive. “In the past two months, we reached about 26,000 people in and around this zip code,” he said. “No responses of objection were received but from one resident.” That resident, he said, lived outside the setback for the tower. More than 300 people signed a petition in support of the tower. Coates said he would support the tower.

what a gift it would be to others.” Some suggestions include new, unwrapped toys, new items of clothing, gift certificates or services. “I think it’s a great opportunity for businesses to thank the people in the community who support them,” Butcher said. Donors can call Butcher at (561) 370-6484. Volunteers will also be needed to help deliver gifts. “We’re going

to go out and personally deliver each gift,” Butcher said. “I’m so excited.” Additional information can be found online at www.changealife “This is really what the holidays are about, giving back to those in need,” Butcher said. “We hope to be able to make some people’s lives a little bit better, and we hope people want to get involved.”


which could be used to illustrate the importance of the road both economically and as an evacuation route in the event of a disaster. Bennett added that they should point out the efforts that have been made to mitigate the taking of environmentally sensitive areas to build the extension. “If you put those things in place and put that on the table, you should have a productive meeting,” Bennett said, adding that there might be local developers

interested in funding the lobbyist. Swift said he had been having problems attending meetings of the Western Communities Council, which meets on the third Thursday of each month, the same as the Royal Palm Beach Village Council. “I did get that changed, so it’s no longer an issue,” Swift said. The next meeting of the Western Communities Council is set for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11 in Loxahatchee Groves.

The Young Singers of the Palm Beaches in concert.

continued from page 6 valued at approximately $1,200. There were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report. NOV. 11 — A deputy from the PBSO substation in Wellington responded Monday to a home in Sugar Pond Manor regarding a vehicle burglary. According to a PBSO report, sometime between 6 p.m. last Sunday and 5 a.m. the following morning, someone entered the victim’s unlocked vehicle and stole a 12-volt Dewalt drill, Dewalt drill bits and several Husky wrenches. The stolen items were valued at approximately $210. There were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report. NOV. 11 — A resident of Sugar Pond Manor called the PBSO substation in Wellington on Monday to report a theft. According to a PBSO report, the victim had his LG cell phone when he visited the CVS store on Forest Hill Blvd. at

Greene also favored the tower, but not in its proposed configuration. “We have ordinances, and they are designed to protect the landscape of our community, but we also have to be realistic about the changing needs of our society,” he said. “This has become an integral part of our infrastructure. As technology increases and our demand for technology increases, we’re going to be forced to make some decisions as to what is the tradeoff.” He was not in favor of the tower being 120 feet tall. approximately 5 p.m. When he returned home, the phone was missing. According to the report, the victim first believed one of his friends took the phone, but said he might have left it at the store. The victim called the phone, and it went to voicemail. The stolen phone was valued at approximately $300. There was no further information available at the time of the report. NOV. 11 — An employee of the JCPenney department store in the Mall at Wellington Green called the PBSO substation in Wellington on Monday to report a case of vandalism. According to a PBSO report, sometime between 10 p.m. last Sunday and 4:35 p.m. the following afternoon, someone wrote “FTP” in green paint on the walls and dumpsters at the JCPenney loading dock. The perpetrator(s) caused approximately $4,000 in damage. There were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report.

“I don’t think there is anyone who disagrees that there is a tremendous need for this coverage in Wellington,” Greene said. “We’re going to have to figure out a way to meet the growing demands of our citizens and balance that against what we envision this community to look like.” Gerwig said it was an issue she believed all the council members were having. “I think we’re all struggling with the same thing,” she said. “We’re struggling with the safety issue, with the convenience issue and the aesthetics. No one really wants this tower, but we want the service, and it’s an issue of safety for our residents.” Coates made a motion to approve the tower at 120 feet, which passed 3-2 with Willhite and Greene opposed.


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continued from page 14 will be able to do anything because he can research how to do it. Toss in a little talent and he may someday be able to broadcast the news, paint heritage eggs, learn the ins and outs of waterskiing, come up with creative names for streets, read music, design a golf course, learn football plays, introduce like-minded singles, become a meteorologist or tell us all about the chimps of the future. Heck, he might even be able to do more than that.

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Our Lady Queen Of The Apostles Church Hosts Annual Fall Festival

Our Lady Queen of the Apostles Catholic Church held its Fall Festival from Thursday, Nov. 7 through Sunday, Nov. 10. There was plenty of food and carnival rides for everyone to enjoy, as well as a silent auction, a bake sale, raffles and more. On Sunday, there was a tribute to the veterans. The Black Pearl Pipes and Drums played bagpipes, while Brownie Troop 20226 and others made up the Honor Guard. For more info., visit Photos By Denise Fleischman/Town-Crier

The Honor Guard salutes veterans.

Walt and Jo Milzarak enjoy a funnel cake.

Toby Lloyd and his granddaughter, Summer Rae Tilton, enjoy a carousel ride.

Twins Brody and Blake Quilleon ride bikes.

Gladys Schoolcraft sells church cookbooks.

Kalaya Prinyavivatkul rides a dinosaur.

Sheriff’s Office Hosts Benefit For ‘Shop With A Cop’ At Fairgrounds

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office held its ninth annual Classic Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show to benefit Shop with a Cop on Friday, Nov. 9 in the Expo Center East at the South Florida Fairgrounds. There was a Chinese auction, silent auction and raffles, as well as food and awards for the top vehicles in different categories. photos by Denise Fleischman/town-crier

Mike Stowe won the Chief Deputy’s Choice Award for his 1935 Chevy Coupe.

Major Dan Smith, Carol Verdigi, Frank DeMario and John Staluppi.

The Corvette Club of South Florida came out to support the cause.

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Oldenburg Registry Inspection At Marabet Farm

It’s one thing to have a nice horse; even better to have it recognized. Maggie Fullington hosted an Oldenburg Horse Breeders’ Society inspection at her Marabet Farm on Oct. 24. She likes the Oldenburg Registry because it represents an especially good group of bloodlines. Ellen Rosenberg’s Column, Page 21

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Palm Beach Central Defeats Palm Beach Gardens

The Palm Beach Central High School varsity football team took down Palm Beach Gardens High School 20-13 in Wellington on Friday, Nov. 8. Despite rain and slippery field conditions, the Broncos made plays when it counted to command the lead for much of the game. Page 27

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Western Communities Business Group To Kick Off New Season With Open House The Western Communities Business Group will kick off the 2013-14 season on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Wellington Equestrian Gallery and Mall. The Wellington Equestrian Gallery and Mall has relocated and is now open in its beautiful, new location at 13920 Wellington Trace, Suite 44, in the Wellington Marketplace. Page 22


Wildcats Close Season With 35-0 Shutout Of Hawks

The Royal Palm High School varsity football team traveled to Seminole Ridge High School’s Callery-Judge Stadium for the annual “Best of the West” game Friday, Nov. 8, and shut out the host Hawks 35-0 to earn local bragging rights. The Wildcats entered their season finale playing for pride; they will not make an appearance in the post-season. Page 27

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Marabet Farm Hosts Oldenburg Registry Inspection

It’s one thing to have a nice horse; even better to have it officially recognized. Maggie Fullington hosted the Oldenburg Horse Breeders’ Society inspection at her Marabet Farm in Caloosa on Oct. 24. “I’ve been involved with horses for a long time,” she said. “I got my first horse when I was 8. I rode a little bit of everything, mostly hunters and jumpers. Now I breed Oldenburgs, Hanoverians and Holsteiners.” Fullington likes the Oldenburg Registry because it represents an especially good group of bloodlines. “I currently have eight broodmares, four foals born this year, and stand three stallions,” Fullington explained. “The horses tend to be well-rounded, good movers and exceptional jumpers. They have good minds, correct conformation and superior athleticism.” Fullington has a good working relationship with the people at the Oldenburg Registry. “The people who run the registry are a joy to work with, and are a very knowledgeable group of people,” Fullington said. “We were very honored to have two of their top members come to the farm to judge the inspection: Holly Simensen, the North American director, and Katrin Burger, the deputy breeding director in Germany.” Simensen has been judging inspections for

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Tales From The Trails By Ellen Rosenberg more than 15 years. “This registry is special because it follows strict German rules, which produce outstanding horses,” she said. “On the whole I’ve been pleased with the American breeders. I think they’re doing a very good job.” The day of the inspection was cool and comfortable, the late October heat wave finally replaced by a much-welcomed cold front. People had brought horses from as close as Jupiter and as far away as the Panhandle. Altogether there were two stallions, five mares and four mares with foals at their sides. Taylor Roca had brought her mare, Callie, and five-month-old foal, Forrest. “This is one of the top registries, very wellrecognized,” Roca said. “I hope to have Callie entered into the breeding books. I think Forrest will grow up to be a jumper. He loves to jump over everything. He’s already jumped out of the paddock twice, over a 4-foot fence.” Susanne Benne had brought her mare, D’Amore, from Cocoa Beach for the performance test. “I’m hoping she’ll do well, and so increase

her value as a broodmare,” Benne said. “I like this registry because it’s the closest thing we have here to a German registry, and the judges are very knowledgeable.” Simensen handled the paperwork while Burger looked over the foals, noting their markings on blank horse diagrams, careful to record each star, stripe and sock. Then she microchipped them, first scanning the chip to make sure it would read, quickly inserting it into the muscle in front of and below the left withers, then scanning it once more. “We also collect samples of mane hair for DNA testing,” Burger explained. “We are not allowed to brand them here in the U.S., but we brand them in Germany for sure. Between the microchip and the DNA, we know exactly which horse we have.” Finally, it was time for the inspection to begin. “We start by looking at the horse’s quality of conformation,” Burger said. “We study the head, the neck, the saddle position and frame, the front and hind legs. We watch the horse move through all the gaits, preferably under saddle and also free moving, and free jumping. We look for correctness of gaits, impulsion and elasticity, and general impression and development. We want to see rideable horses with good character. After all, we’re breeding riding horses.” The stallions went first, one ridden, the next running free and going through the jumping chute of three jumps placed one stride apart. The registry people watched each horse move

Holly Simensen and Katrin Burger watch a stallion during the inspection. away and toward them, then go past in each direction. The mare performance tests were next, followed by the mares with foals at their sides. Roca was pleased with her results. “It went good,” she said. “Callie made it into the Main Mare Book, and they really liked Forrest. The whole reason we’re breeding these horses is to bring a wider recognition See ROSENBERG, page 28

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Western Communities Business Group To Kick Off New Season

The Western Communities Business Group will kick off the 2013-14 season on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Wellington Equestrian Gallery and Mall. The Wellington Equestrian Gallery and Mall has relocated and is now open in its beautiful, new location at 13920 Wellington Trace, Suite 44, in the Wellington Marketplace. Last year, local business owners banded together and formed the Wellington Business Group, which

successfully utilized common advertising, promotions and creative marketing to reach out to members of the equestrian industry. The growth and success of last year’s group has proven that there is a definite need for such a group, and this year they are planning on expanding membership numbers and geographic base to include all of the western communities. In order to reflect this, the group has been renamed the Western Communities Business Group.

Maureen Gross will be joining the leadership team of the Western Communities Business Group. She brings extensive experience in meeting the needs of area businesses and business owners. “I am looking forward to growing the outreach and targeted programs that this business group will provide to the local businesses that are its members, and to increase the group’s economic impact in our local communities,” Gross said. Members of the local business

community are invited to stop by the Wellington Equestrian Gallery and Mall on Saturday, Nov. 23 for the reception. The afternoon will include refreshments, networking and a place to catch up with fellow, local business leaders. While there, they can get information on the Western Communities Business Group’s member benefits or suggest benefits that they would like to see added to the current programs. Guests will be able to either renew

their current membership or sign up as a new member this year at a cost of $150 per business membership. The group’s mission is to focus on local, community-rooted businesses and to provide them with the tools and programs that will help their businesses thrive. This will ultimately strengthen the community and build a vibrant, durable local economy. To RSVP for the reception, call the gallery (561) 333-3100 or Gross (561) 714-0887.

World Of Beer To Celebrate Second Anniversary In Wellington

World of Beer (WOB), a beer-centric tavern known for its extensive collection of craft brews from around the world, will host a two-year anniversary block party in celebration of its second year of business in the Wellington community. The event will take place Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 from noon to 2 a.m. at WOB Wellington, located at 2465 State Road 7. WOB Wellington is excited to celebrate its second anniversary and is inviting everyone to join in the festivities. The block party will be open to the public with free admission.

Attendees will enjoy games, raffles and live music. All raffle proceeds will benefit the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities at Florida Atlantic University. “We couldn’t be happier to celebrate two years in Wellington, and we are so grateful for the amazing customers who made it possible,” said Lisa Weatherston, vice president of marketing and new store development. ”We would like nothing more than to have everyone come celebrate this occasion with us.” For this event, WOB Wellington will be partnering with local brew-

ery Shipyard Brewing Company. Guests are welcome to enjoy food from on-site vendors, or order from Flannigan’s, which will be delivering to the location. Live music will be featured throughout the evening, with musical guests Frequency and Audio Heist. Try special flights and mixed drafts, or one of the featured local drafts. At noon, WOB Wellington will recognize Loyalty Club members with special activities and gifts. Members with over 500+ beers will receive a special goodie bag, and 1,000+ club members will be in-

ducted and given plaques as a show of gratitude from WOB Wellington. For information on the block party, visit locations/wellington. If you would like to donate a raffle item, contact John Nelson at john.nelson@ The “WOB Culture” is unlike any other. The specially trained staff has completed an extensive, two-week beer school and are on-hand to guide customers through the World of Beer experience centered around a global menu of beverages, live music and televised sports.

WOB rewards its customers by offering a Loyalty Club program that enables them to earn points for trying different brews. Customers earn one point for every different beer purchased at WOB, gaining them access, appreciation and rewards. The program is available to all patrons, and is easily accessible through an app available for iPhone and Android phones. WOB was founded in Tampa in 2007. There are 51 taverns currently operating in 16 states. Visit for more information.

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Animal Rescue League Establishes Endowment Fund

Last year, Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League helped nearly 24,000 dogs, cats, kittens and puppies, including sheltering over 4,000 injured and homeless animals, placing over 3,200 animals in loving homes and giving nearly 17,000 animals medical services. Multiply those numbers by 87 years and you will understand

the impact Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League has had on countless animals in Palm Beach County. Knowing that there will always be the need to help animals, the league recently took a big step to ensure the cause they care so deeply about will be sustained. In August, the organization established a new agency

endowment fund at the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. The Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League Endowment Fund is a permanent, self-sustaining source of funding that will support all the services provided to animals, forever. “We are excited to be partnering with the Community Foundation in creating this permanent fund for the benefit of the animals of Palm Beach County,” said Rich Anderson, the league’s executive director and CEO. “We have has been committed to the welfare of our community’s pets for nearly 90 years, and we are committed to always being here for

them. This new endowment fund will give members of the community an opportunity to help make that possible.” Agency endowment funds provide a stable, predictable source of income for nonprofit organizations and are a testament to the organization’s plan to sustain their future. The Community Foundation manages funds permanently endowed by donors for the benefit of a specific charitable cause. In the case of agency endowments, the cause is the organization itself. This permanent pool of assets generates incomes and grows over time, and similar to a personal savings, can provide a relative source of income.

“Establishing an endowment with the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties will help ensure Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League’s ability to serve the community well into the future. We are thrilled to partner with such a well-respected and effective organization that has served our area since 1925,” said Brad Hurlburt, president of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. For information on making a donation to the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League Endowment Fund, contact Ken Okel at (561) 4728845 or For more information, visit www.

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serves Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee counties. The franchise serves truck fleets, car dealerships, rental and leasing agencies and motorists. Keller is a certified repair specialist and does not replace or install glass. For more information, call (772) 267-0350 or visit www.superglassfl. com. (Right) Franchisee Mark Keller repairs a 1965 Shelby Cobra.



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Wildcats Close Season With 35-0 Shutout Of Hawks

By Gene Nardi Town-Crier Staff Report The Royal Palm High School varsity football team traveled to Seminole Ridge High School’s Callery-Judge Stadium for the annual “Best of the West” game Friday, Nov. 8, and shut out the host Hawks 35-0 to earn local bragging rights. The No. 6 Wildcats entered their season finale playing for pride. Royal Palm Beach, boasting an impressive 8-2 finish, will not make an appearance in the post-season.

The Hawks (6-4, 2-1), however, will face Palm Beach Central High School for a second time as post-season play begins. The Broncos defeated Seminole Ridge 37-13 in their regular season game. Wildcat running back Charles Perry scored on the opening drive with a 16-yard touchdown just three minutes into the game, and Devin Wallace’s point after gave the Wildcats an early 7-0 lead. Demarcus Holloway scored in the second quarter from 10 yards out,

Seminole Ridge running back Oreste Ruiz is tripped up by Royal Palm’s Charles Perry. Photos by Gene Nardi/Town-Crier

and Wallace’s point after extended the Royal Palm Beach lead to 14-0. It was Wildcat senior Jimmy Moreland that put the exclamation point to the finish of his high school football career with three touchdowns, two on offense and one on defense. Moreland caught a 17-yard pass from Toddy Centeio to close out the first half 21-0. In the second half, Moreland made his mark defensively with an interception from a Zach DeCosta pass, and returned it 36 yards for the touchdown to extend the Wildcat lead to 28-0. Moreland would tally one more score before the final whistle to lift the Wildcats to the 35-0 victory. The Royal Palm Beach defensive unit limited the Seminole Ridge offense to just 109 total yards. The Hawks could not seem to operate on all cylinders after the interception and a costly fumble following a second-half, six-minute drive into Royal Palm Beach territory. The Wildcats compiled 331 yards of total offense. Royal Palm Beach finishes its season on a high note with the “Best of the West” title. Despite Seminole Ridge’s disappointing regular-season finish, the Hawks will continue into post-season play, traveling to Palm Beach Central in the first round of the Class 8A playoffs Friday, Nov. 15 for a 7 p.m. game.

Jimmy Moreland tries for more yardage after a short catch.

Hawk Marcus Singletary breaks up a pass to Raymoore Banks.

Palm Beach Central Overtakes Palm Beach Gardens 20-13

By Lauren Miró Town-Crier Staff Report The Palm Beach Central High School varsity football team took down Palm Beach Gardens High School 20-13 in Wellington on Friday, Nov. 8. Despite rain and slippery field conditions, the Broncos made plays when it counted to command the lead for much of the game. The Palm

Beach Central defense shut down Palm Beach Gardens’ passing game, forcing them to run the ball and give up yards. The match was a battle for both teams, who at times struggled to find their footing. The first quarter saw the Broncos fighting to make something happen, but losing opportunities to turnovers or being forced to punt the ball.

Rudolph St. Germain runs 79 yards for a touchdown.

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It wasn’t until late in the first quarter, with a little over three minutes on the clock, that the Broncos managed to score. Runs by Tommy McDonald pushed the Broncos into Gator territory, and kicker Jordan Acham nailed a 21-yard field goal to put the Broncos on the board 3-0. The celebration was short lived. Gator runningback A.J. Shipman returned the ensuing kick return more than 80 yards for a touchdown, giving Gardens a 6-3 lead after a failed two-point conversion attempt. But Palm Beach Central wasn’t about to give up. Quarterback Kevin Bramhall threw the ball to connect with Rudolph St. Germain, who ran 79 yards for a touchdown to retake the lead. Acham’s extra-point kick made the score 10-6 going into the second quarter. The second quarter was scoreless, with both teams unable to cash in on opportunities to score. Palm Beach Central went into halftime leading 10-6. Midway through the third quarter, the Broncos picked up a fumble that set them up near the endzone. But Palm Beach Central couldn’t capitalize on their position and turned the ball over on downs near

Tommy McDonald looks for an opening in the Gator defense. the 10 yard line. In the end, however, it worked out in the Broncos’ favor. First, the Palm Beach Central defense team tackled the Gator quarterback to back them up a few yards. On the next play, the Gators fumbled the hike, and the ball bounced into the endzone, scoring a safety for the Broncos. With 4:46 left in the third quarter, the score was 12-6. Palm Beach Central scored for the final time with just over five minutes left in the game on a run by McDonald. The Broncos secured a

two-point conversion to make the score 20-6. But the Gators weren’t going down without a fight. Palm Beach Gardens picked up the kick return on the next play and ran 80 yards untouched for a touchdown to make the score 20-13 with 5:37 left on the clock. Though both teams struggled to make gains, the Palm Beach Central defense held the Gators back to secure the win. The Broncos host Seminole Ridge High School on Friday, Nov. 15 in the Class 8A playoffs at 7 p.m.

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Wellington Landings Softball Team Takes County Title

The Wellington Landings Middle School softball team had a perfect season this year. At 13-0, the Lady Gators earned first place in their division and went on to the playoffs, where they captured the county championship. It was the second time in the school’s softball history that the team had a perfect season and earned the county title. The last time was in 2009. The Lady Gators dominated this year, scoring a total of 136 runs while only allowing 20 runs to score throughout the entire season.


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continued from page 21 of how great these sport horses are — horses bred right here in the U.S. These bloodlines are as good as what you find in Europe. I hope people will see that and support our local breeders. You can get wonderful, athletic horses without all the trouble and expense of organizing a trip to Europe.” Fullington was also pleased with the inspection. One of her mares, L’Attitude MF, won the mare per-

During the playoffs, the Lady Gators defeated Jupiter Middle School 12-6 in the quarterfinals. They then advanced to the semifinals and faced Independence Middle School in a competitive match up. The game went scoreless until the Gators scored 5 runs in the fourth inning. Independence fought back with 3 runs, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Gators’ solid defense. Wellington Landings hosted the championship match, with the Lady Gators facing the winner of the south

formance test. “I believe this registry is the best you can find in this country,” she said. “It has worldwide recognition, and these judges really know what they’re seeing and how to judge. They recognize good horses when they see them.” Next year, Fullington plans to hold another inspection, sometime during late summer or early fall. She welcomes anyone interested in seeing some beautiful horses and learning more about the registry. For more information, call Fullington at (561) 248-8885, or visit or www.

division, Christa McAuliffe Middle School, in a tight match up. Once again, WLMS came out strong and scored 3 runs in the first two innings, but Christa McAuliffe battled and went ahead 4-3. In the top of the fifth inning, the Lady Gators tied up the score 4-4. In the final inning, Wellington led off with a walk. The next batter, Skyler Hagan, bunted

the runner over to second. With only one out, Christa McAuliffe intentionally walked the next batter, Katie Schmidt, who had previously hit a stand-up triple. In front of a packed crowd, Arianna Vasquez, hit a shot to right center field to win the game 5-4 with a stand-up double. “The entire team contributed to this year’s success,” Team Manager

Jenny Schmidt said. “This is a great group of talented and hardworking athletes, and I can’t wait for next season.” The team will only graduate two of their nine starters and have an abundance of talent returning and for next season. Coaches include Bob Schmidt and Christa McNeill, along with team manager Whitney Wiley.

Oxbridge Students Think Pink

Throughout the month of October, Oxbridge Academy students and faculty did their part to raise awareness and critical funds to fight breast cancer. Athletes and coaches wore pink game apparel, the school store sold special wristbands, and the Cancer Awareness Club organized a school-wide “Pink Day,” which encouraged everyone to break dress code and wear pink for a minimum $3 donation. The month-long initiative raised $1,473.24 to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The Cancer Awareness Club is just one of the more than 25 student-driven clubs at Oxbridge Academy. Shown here, the girls volleyball team joins in the effort.


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Saturday, Nov. 16 • The U-12 Acreage Arsenal Soccer Team will hold a yard sale Saturday, Nov. 16 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 14239 Orange Blvd. across from Acreage Pines Elementary School to help raise money for the team to participate in the AYSO national game in Torrance, Calif. Call (561) 6709976 for more info. • The Charlotte Hans Softball Challenge will be held Saturday, Nov. 16 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Wellington Village Park. The event is family oriented with bounce houses, music, food and raffles for everyone to enjoy. For more info., e-mail or find “Charlotte Hans Softball Benefit” on Facebook. • St. Rita Church (13645 Paddock Drive, Wellington) will hold a Gigantic Garage Sale on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. with household items, clothing, books, small appliances, jewelry, seasonal decorations and sporting goods. Refreshments will be available for sale. Call Nancy at (561) 727-8627 for more info. • St. Michael Lutheran Church (1925 Birkdale Drive, Wellington) will continue its Fall Winter Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 16 and Sunday, Nov. 17, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days. A pancake breakfast will take place Saturday, Nov. 16 from 8 a.m. to noon. The event is free to the public, but donations are appreciated. For more info., call (561) 793-4999. • The Wellington Green Market will take place Saturday, Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wellington Municipal Complex. Call (561) 2835856 for more info. • The Palm Beach County Main Library (3650 Summit Blvd. West Palm Beach) will host Viva Palm Beach County on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Celebrate Palm Beach County’s cultural heritage with a day of festivities beginning with the unveiling of a time capsule. Call (561) 233-2600 or visit for more info. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive,

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Wellington) will host Crazy for Cows for ages 2 to 6 on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. Hear stories about your favorite farm friend. Call (561) 7906070 for more info. • The Okeeheelee Nature Center (7715 Forest Hill Blvd.) will present Creating a Backyard Habitat for all ages Saturday, Nov. 16 at 1 p.m. The cost is $3 per person. Call (561) 233-1400 to RSVP. • The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will feature Lego Builders Club for ages 6 to 12 on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. Meet fellow builders and work together, or alone, on creative projects. Call (561) 681-4100 to pre-register. • The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will feature Palm Beach County Folk Club Song Circle for adults Saturday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. Enjoy songs from a variety of genres. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register. • The Wellington Amphitheater (12100 W. Forest Hill Blvd.) will host a free Billy Joel Tribute Concert with the Turnstiles on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Call (561) 753-2484 or visit www. for more info. Sunday, Nov. 17 • Audubon Society of the Everglades will hold a car pool tour Sunday, Nov. 17 at 7 a.m. around Storm Water Treatment Area 1-East managed by South Florida Water Management District. The tour drives around the water impound areas viewing the large number of birds. Space is limited. Call Linda at (561) 742-7791 to pre-register. • The Royal Palm Beach Green Market & Bazaar will take place Sunday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Royal Palm Beach Commons Park (11600 Poinciana Blvd.). For more info., visit Monday, Nov. 18 • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive, Wellington) will host Legos for ages 8 and up Monday, Nov. 18 at 4 p.m. Create vehicles or buildings out of Lego pieces. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info.

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• The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will feature Geography: Technology Style! for ages 9 and up Monday, Nov. 18 at 4:15 p.m. Kelly Ratchinsky will show how to become more geographically aware using technology like GIS (geographic information systems) to help in your daily activities. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register. • The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will feature Sunshine Snackers: Chomp for ages 7 to 14 on Monday, Nov. 18 at 5:30 p.m. Read this Sunshine State Young Reader book by humorist Carl Hiaasen. Then enjoy a snack and chat about gators and more. Call (561) 681-4100 to pre-register. • The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will feature Movie Night for adults with Oblivion on Monday, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. Call (561) 681-4100 to pre-register. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive, Wellington) will host Health Care Exchanges through the Affordable Care Act for adults Monday, Nov. 18 at 6:30 p.m. led by Jon Levinson from the Palm Beach County League of Women Voters. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register. • Community of Hope Church (14055 Okeechobee Blvd.) will offer Grief Share: Surviving the Holidays for adults Monday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. with practical tips on how a grieving person can make it through the holidays. To register, call (561) 753-8883 or e-mail • The Loxahatchee Groves Water Control District Board of Supervisors will meet Monday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the district office (101 West D Road). Call (561) 793-0884 or visit www. for more info. Tuesday, Nov. 19 • The Palm Beach County Commission will meet Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 9:30 a.m. in the government center’s Jane M. Thompson Memorial Chambers (301 N. Olive Ave., Sixth Floor, West Palm Beach). For info., visit • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive,

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Wellington) will host Let’s Talk Turkey for ages 2 to 6 on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 10:30 a.m. Get ready for the Thanksgiving holiday with stories, songs and a special craft. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info. • The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will feature Apps for the Holidays! for adults Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 2:30 p.m. Call (561) 6814100 to pre-register. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive, Wellington) will host Native American Hats for ages 6 and up Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. Celebrate American Indian Heritage Month and create a unique Native American hat. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info. • The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will feature Eliminate the Litter Bugs for ages 3 to 5 on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 3:30 p.m. Learn how to not be a litter bug with recycled art and hear cool stories about the Florida environment. Call (561) 681-4100 to pre-register. • The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will feature Sit ‘n’ Stitch: Crochet or Knit for age 9 to adult Tuesdays, Nov. 19 and 26 at 5 p.m. Learn the fundamentals, work on current projects and share ideas. Some materials will be provided. Call (561) 681-4100 for more info. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive, Wellington) will host Chess Club for adults Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. Chess fans practice strategy skills with other players. Basic game knowledge is required. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive, Wellington) will host Anime Grab Bag for ages 12 to 17 on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. View new anime titles. Snacks will be provided. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info. • The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will feature Make It With Duct Tape for ages 12 to 17 on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 6:30 p.m. Call (561) 681-4100 to pre-register. See CALENDAR, page 30


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CALENDAR, continued from page 29 Wednesday, Nov. 20 • The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will feature DIY Paper Gift Boxes for adults Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 2:15 p.m. Add a special touch to birthday and holiday presents by creating gift boxes and bags. Materials will be provided. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive, Wellington) will host Medicare 101 for adults Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 2:30 p.m. with Samantha Howell from the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register. • The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will feature Families Reading Together: Suzy Hammer as Neptunia the Sea Goddess for all ages Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 3:30 p.m. Neptunia tells magical stories about the wonders of saving the seas. Call (561) 681-4100 to pre-register. • The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will feature Create Your Own Leaf Creatures for ages 6 to 9 on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 3:30 p.m. Use natural materials such as leaves and sticks to create people, animals and more. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register. • The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will feature Groundbreaking Reads: Adult Book Discussion Series on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. Staff will discuss Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. Sign up and check out the book. Call (561) 681-4100 for more info. • The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will feature The Games Are On! for teens Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. See the first Hunger Games movie and get ready for the release of the second film in the saga. Enjoy a snack and test your knowledge in “Tribute Trivia.” Call (561) 681-4100 to pre-register. • The Indian Trail Improvement District Board of Supervisors will meet Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the district office (13476 61st

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St. North). Call (561) 793-0874 or visit www. for more info. • Shulamit Hadassah will host Jewpardy, a great game led by education guru Moreen Fand, on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. at Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue Station #30 (9910 Stribling Way, Wellington.), with a homemade pasta dinner and coupon exchange. The suggested donation is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. RSVP to • Congregation L’DorVa-Dor continues the Rabbi Sam Silver Controversial Issues Forum series Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Palm Beach School for Autism (8480 Lantana Road, Lake Worth). The topic for this session is, “Have we learned anything since Crystalnacht?” Admission is free. Rabbi Barry Silver will present the subject and serve as moderator. Call (561) 968-0688 for more info. Thursday, Nov. 21 • The Okeeheelee Nature Center (7715 Forest Hill Blvd.) will present Story Time for ages 2 to 5 on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 10 a.m. Introduce little ones to Mother Nature through nature-based stories. The cost is $2 per child. Call (561) 2331400 to RSVP. • The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will feature Catch that Turkey! for ages 2 to 5 on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 11:15 a.m. Get ready for Thanksgiving with silly stories, songs and a crazy craft. Call (561) 681-4100 to pre-register. • The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will feature Families Reading Together: Ponds, Ponds, Ponds for all ages Thursday, Nov. 21 at 3:30 p.m. Join in reading this year’s Families Reading Together title Where Should Turtle Be? by Susan Ring. Dive into stories about ponds and the wildlife that lives in them. Call (561) 7906030 to pre-register. • Wellington’s Food Truck Invasion will take place Thursday, Nov. 21 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. at the Wellington Amphitheater (12100 W. Forest


Hill Blvd.). Call (561) 753-2484 or visit www. for more info. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive, Wellington) will host Teen Game Night for ages 12 to 17 on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 6 p.m. Play Nintendo Wii and board games. Snacks will be provided. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive, Wellington) will host Meet the Author: Meg Cabot for adults Thursday, Nov. 21 at 6:30 p.m. This best-selling author will talk about her latest Heather Wells mystery, The Bride Wore Size 12. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register. • The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will feature Dr. Who for adults, children and teens Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. Celebrate Dr. Who’s 50th anniversary and adventure through time and space dressed as your favorite character and enjoy themed crafts. Call (561) 681-4100 to pre-register. • The Royal Palm Beach Village Council will meet Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. at Village Hall (1050 Royal Palm Beach Blvd.). Call (561) 7905100 or visit for info. • The American Legion Chris Reyka Memorial Post 390 will meet Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. at Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue Station #30 (9610 Stribling Way, Wellington). All eligible veterans are welcome. For more info., e-mail or call (561)301-2961. Friday, Nov. 22 • The Okeeheelee Nature Center (7715 Forest Hill Blvd.) will present Early Bird Walk for ages 13 and up Friday, Nov. 22 at 7 a.m. Learn to identify and observe birds and their behavior. Call (561) 233-1400 to RSVP. • The Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce’s Salsafest will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 22-24 at Greenacres Community Park (2095 Jog Road) with carnival rides, Chihuahua races, bounce houses, salsa

The Town-Crier cook-offs, dominos, dance competitions, a business expo, arts and crafts and more. Visit www. for more info. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive, Wellington) will host Festive Fall Crafts Make & Take for ages 5 to 13 on Friday, Nov. 22 at 3 p.m. Drop in and make a fun fall craft to decorate for the season. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info. • The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will feature Lego Building Crew for ages 7 to 11 on Friday, Nov. 22 at 3:30 p.m. Play with Legos and make your own creation. Bring a Lego creation of your own to show. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register. • The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will feature Families Reading Together: Get Wild for Reading for ages 2 to 5 on Friday, Nov. 22 at 4:15 p.m. Turtles, gators and fish, oh my! Enjoy stories, songs and a cute craft about Florida wildlife. Call (561) 681-4100 to pre-register. • Royal Palm Beach will hold a free Movie Night on Friday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Veterans Park Amphitheatre. Movie refreshments will be available on-site. Bring your own seating. Call (561) 790-5149 for more info. • The Wellington Amphitheater (12100 W. Forest Hill Blvd.) will present a free screening of Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters on Friday, Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m. Call (561) 753-2484 or visit www. for more info. Saturday, Nov. 23 • Lake Worth Beach ArtFest will debut Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 23 and 24 with original works of art, life-size sculptures, photography, handcrafted jewelry and a craft market with unique handmade items. Admission to the art show is free. For more info., visit www.artfestival. com or call (561) 746-6615. Send calendar items to: The Town-Crier, 12794 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 31, Wellington, FL 33414. FAX: (561) 793-6090. E-mail: news@



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ACCORDION SHUTTERS — Gutters, screen enclosures, siding, soffits, aluminum roofs, Serving the Western Communities. Since 1985. U-17189 561-791-9777

SPRINKLER SYSTEMS AQUATIC SPRINKLER, LLC — Complete repair of all types of systems. Owner Operated. Michael 561-964-6004Lic.#U17871 Bonded & Ins. Serving the Western Communities Since 1990

TILE / CERAMICS SPECIALIZING IN BATHROOM REMODELING — Free estimates serving South Florida since 1980. Quality you expect, service you deserve. Lic. bonded & Ins. U21006 561-662-9258




FOR SALE MERCHANDISE FOR SALE — Just remodeled and selling all living room, and den furniture, pictures and more. 561-307-2083

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

JOHN’S SCREEN REPAIR SERVICE — Pool & patio rescreening. Stay tight,wrinkle-free,guaranteed! CRC1329708 call us 798-3132.

PIANO LESSONS — 5 year old through adults/ Call Reggie 561-4000503 (Located in the Isles@Wellington


AVAILABLE NOW VILLA — 2 bedroom, 2 bath available fenced courtyard. Pets Ok utility room with washer & dryer $500 security $875 monthly 561-775-0717

SECRETARY/C.N.A. — Excellent references trilingual. Over 20 years experienced. Please call 561-358-0791

BILLY’S HOME REPAIRS INC. REMODEL & REPAIRS — Interior Trim, crown molding, rottenwood repair, door installation, minor drywall,kitchens/cabinets/countertops, wood flooring. Bonded and Insured U#19699. Call 791-9900 or 628-9215


PART-TIME KENNEL HELP — small kennel Saturday & Sunday - 3 hours daily. Loxahatchee Groves 561-791-1234


MINOR ROOF REPAIRS Don Hartmann R oofing — R o o f p a i n t ing, Carpentry. Lic. #U13677 967-5580


SECURITY — American owned local security company in business 30 plus years. Protection by officers drug tested. 40 hour course. Licensed & Insured. 561-848-2600

HURRICANE SHUTTERS P&M CONTRACTORS — ACCORDION SHUTTERS Gutters, screen enclosures, siding, soffits, aluminum roofs, Serving the Western Communities. Since 1985. U-17189 561-791-9777

HOUSEKEEPING —Nationwide housekeeping company looking for fulltime/part-time housekeepers for Mall at Wellington Green. Must have transportation. Please call Angel Lopez 561-376-0664


Boca Raton Chapter of the Southern Handcraft Society Presents “A SOUTHERN CHRISTMAS 2013” 28th Annual Juried Craft Show. Thursday, Dec. 5, 1:00pm - 9pm Friday, Dec. 6, 9:00am-9pm, Saturday, Dec. 7 9am -1pm. Patch Reef Park, 2000 West Yamato Road (1/4 mile west of Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33431. All items are made in the USA by the artist in the show FREE ADMISSION.

THE MASTER HANDYMAN — All Types of Home Repairs & Improvements. No job too big or small done right the first time every time 40 yrs of satisfied customers. See me on Angies List. Tom (561) 801-2010 or (954) 444-3178 Serving Palm Beach and Broward Counties.


WALLPAPERING PAPERHANGING BY DEBI — Professional Installation,Removal. Repair of Paper. Neat, Clean & Reliable. Quality work with a woman’s touch. 30 years experience. No Job too big or too small. Lic. & Ins. References available. 561-795-5263

COLORS BY CORO, INC. — Int./Ext. residential painting, over 20 yrs exp. Small Jobs welcome. Free est. Ins. 561-383-8666. Owner/Operated. Lic.# U20627 Ins. Wellington Resident

D.J. COMPUTER — Home & office, Spyware removal, websites, networks, repairs, upgrades, virus removal, tutoring. Call Jeff 561-333-1923 Cell 561-252-1186 Lic’d Well. & Palm Beach. We accept major credit cards.


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