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Volume 34, Number 40 October 4 - October 10, 2013

Equestrian Village Plan Wins Zoning Board Approval


Margolis Upbeat On ‘State Of The Village’ At Chamber Lunch

Members of the Wellington Chamber of Commerce got an update from Mayor Bob Margolis during the annual “State of the Village” luncheon Monday. During the event, sponsored by the Wellington Green Market and held at the Wanderers Club, Margolis said that things are looking up in Wellington. Page 3

Making A Garden Grow — Gianna Garcia, Morgan Rault and Sydney Horan plant bell peppers at the Elbridge Gale Elementary School Green Apple Day of Service event last Saturday. PHOTO BY DENISE FLEISCHMAN/TOWN-CRIER

Lox Groves Council Starts Over On Home Business Ordinance

The Loxahatchee Groves Town Council scrapped an ordinance Tuesday that would have changed the town’s Unified Land Development Code to allow residential enterprises as a conditional use, opting instead to look into other alternatives. Page 4

Brighton, Your Bosom Buddies Celebrate The ‘Power Of Pink’

Brighton Collectibles kicked off its “Power of Pink” campaign on Friday, Sept. 27 at the Mall at Wellington Green, and members of Your Bosom Buddies II gathered for the kickoff event. Page 10

OPINION Great Public-Private Projects Bring The Community Together

When our community rallies for a cause, great things can happen. That’s exactly what we saw this past weekend at Elbridge Gale Elementary School when the community came together to build a beautiful garden that will benefit the school and its students for years. This is truly a win-win situation for our community. We hope other schools will look to Elbridge Gale as a model for great green projects they could replicate in their own schools. Page 4 DEPARTMENT INDEX NEWS ............................. 3 - 10 OPINION ................................. 4 CRIME NEWS ......................... 6 SCHOOLS ............................ 12 PEOPLE ............................... 13 COLUMNS ..................... 14, 21 NEWS BRIEFS ..................... 15 BUSINESS .................... 22 - 23 SPORTS ........................ 27 - 29 CALENDAR .......................... 30 CLASSIFIEDS ................ 30 - 33 Visit Us On The Web At WWW.GOTOWNCRIER.COM

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Elbridge Gale Garden Project Brings Community Together By Lauren Miró Town-Crier Staff Report Last week, the community came together to transform a beautiful garden at Elbridge Gale Elementary School into a top-of-the-line green space complete with hydroponic and aquaponic systems, garden beds, rain barrels and more. The goal is to teach children numerous lessons and make the school more environmentally friendly. On Saturday, Sept. 28, volunteers, school leaders, parents and children came together to celebrate the Green Apple Day of Service with a project that will hopefully earn Elbridge Gale the Green School of Excellence designation. The event was made possible in part by the Wellington Preservation Coalition, which donated money for the aquaponics system and materials. Wellington Preservation Coalition Executive Director Tom Wenham approached Elbridge Gale with the idea, which arose out of an encounter at the 2013 Florida Green, Energy & Climate Conference.

There, he met with Wellington Projects Manager Mike O’Dell, who was looking for a school garden to use as a test model for a new soil project, and Wenham immediately thought of Elbridge Gale. Wenham met with Elbridge Gale Principal Gail Pasterczyk to get the ball rolling. For Pasterczyk, a garden project was on the top of her list for the school. “We had some gardens in disrepair,” she said. “It was a match made in heaven. Unbeknownst to Tom, this was one of the plans we had for the school. But we had limited funds.” After many meetings, it was decided the garden revitalization would be set for the national Green Apple Day of Service. It was also an opportunity to propel Elbridge Gale to consideration as a Green School of Excellence. “We’ve been a Green School of Quality,” Pasterczyk said. “In order to jump to the next level, you need a project that the community can get involved with.” And this project truly brought

out the entire community, from representatives of the Village of Wellington, Palm Beach County and the Wellington Garden Club to parents, teachers, students and business leaders. Students have put their own personal touches on the project, decorating birdhouses and rain barrels that will provide sustainability for the garden, using reclaimed water and attracting wildlife. “They’re so excited about this project,” fifth-grade science teacher Sheila Galera said. “Since the aquaponics system has been installed, it has been impossible to keep them in the classroom.” As part of the project, volunteers fixed and replanted the hydroponics system, built six inground garden beds and planted more than 150 seedlings provided by the Palm Beach County Extension Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences. Arthur Kirstein IV, the agricultural economics development coordinator, is a 34-year Wellington resident who wanted to get inSee GARDEN, page 7

County Delays Rezoning Vote On 2,000-Home Development By Ron Bukley Town-Crier Staff Report The Palm Beach County Commission last week postponed a request by PBA Holdings to allow 1,200 acres of land zoned agricultural to revert to its previous residential approval for 2,000 homes it once had before the economic downturn. At the commission’s zoning meeting Sept. 26, the developer asked to abandon the agricultural use approved in 2008 for the land approximately 2.5 miles west of Seminole Pratt Whitney Road to a previously approved residential planned unit development zoning district. The Highland Dunes project is set on land that was previously part of the Palm Beach Aggregates rock mining operation. The land in question was rezoned for houses a decade ago, but the project never got underway. Commissioner Jess Santamaria, along with several residents who live near the project, asked that the item be pulled from the

consent agenda for discussion. Santamaria asked for a 30-day postponement on Highland Dunes because none of the current seven commissioners had been involved with the original approvals in December 2004 and January 2006, which would allow 2,000 residential units and 50,000 square feet of commercial. “All current commissioners have been primarily working on the 2014 budget just approved,” he said. “This application has just come before us within the past few days, and because of these other very important issues, I, for one, didn’t have much time to look at this application.” Santamaria also pointed out that most of the people affected by the application had no knowledge of it being on the Sept. 26 zoning agenda. “I was informed that only 28 notices were sent to over 130,000 residents affected by this very large development,” he said. “I believe that 30 days would be a reasonable time for all of us seven

commissioners to familiarize ourselves with all important aspects of this large development, and for the affected residents surrounding this development to be given the opportunity to become informed of the development facts, and enable them to give comments if they so choose.” Land planner Kieran Kilday, representing the applicant, said that proper notice had been given. “There’s rules in the book. We met the rules in the book, and notice was there,” he said. “[This] included notice to the surrounding property owners, and in this case, there are not a lot of surrounding property owners.” He said notices were sent to the Village of Wellington, the South Florida Water Management District, a property to the east and Deer Run to the north, which has several lots abutting the site. “Because there are other people in the general area who get affected, we are required to put up big yellow signs,” he said. “We See REZONING, page 16

By Lauren Miró Town-Crier Staff Report Members of Wellington’s Planning, Zoning & Adjustment Board recommended approval Wednesday of the latest plan for the controversial Equestrian Village project. While the master plan amendment was opposed by only Board Member Paul Adams, the more controversial compatibility determination split the board 4-3. For more than two hours, board members debated traffic and parking concerns, along with potential problems with noise and lights. The item is expected to go before the Wellington Village Council in late October or early November. Before the board was a master plan amendment to allow access to the site from Pierson Road. A compatibility determination would also designate the site as a commercial equestrian arena, which would allow it to operate yearround as a show facility. “We would like this property to be a permanent equestrian arena and venue for Wellington,” said Tatiana Yaques, attorney for the applicant.

Yaques noted that Wellington has already approved four other sites with the designation. “What you see here in front of you is a great evolution,” she said. “We started with what we think is a great project and made it even better.” Wellington staff recommended approval of the applications with a number of conditions. Among them, property owners must make improvements to the canal easement along the property, provide a horse crossing at the access point on Pierson Road and follow Wellington’s manure management standards. Equestrian Village owners also would have to provide deputies from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office to direct traffic after large events, coordinate event times with the Winter Equestrian Festival to minimize traffic, and limit the hours of operation to between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m., except for one night a week, on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, when the hours of operation would be extended to 11 p.m. Board members were chiefly See PZA BOARD, page 16


Royal Palm Beach High School held homecoming last week, culminating in the crowning of its king and queen at a football game Friday, Sept. 27. Shown here, Vanessa Parra was crowned Homecoming Queen, while Garrett Johnson was crowned Homecoming King. MORE PHOTOS, PAGE 17 PHOTO BY LAUREN MIRÓ/TOWN-CRIER

Wellington Might Barricade Part Of Folkstone Circle By Lauren Miró Town-Crier Staff Report Next week, the Wellington Village Council will consider closing part of Folkstone Circle to curb traffic cutting through the neighborhood. At the Tuesday, Oct. 8 meeting, council members will decide whether the village should close a portion of Folkstone Circle between Yarmouth Court and Carlton Street. “We’ve gotten resident feedback and feedback from the school crossing guards by New Horizons Elementary School,” Community

Service Director Nicole Evangelista said. “This is a cut-through for residents dropping their kids off at school.” The Yarmouth/Folkstone neighborhood is bordered by Greenview Shores Blvd. to the east and Greenbriar Blvd. to the south. By turning onto Carlton Street off Greenview Shores Blvd., residents can then take Folkstone Circle and exit on Greenbriar Blvd. “Some residents are using it to bypass the major thoroughfares,” Evangelista said. Folkstone Circle, however, See ROAD CLOSING, page 4

As Leader, Pafford Seeks Meaningful Role For Dems By Ron Bukley Town-Crier Staff Report Palm Beach County’s own State Rep. Mark Pafford (D-District 86) was elected by his peers Sept. 25 to serve as minority leader after the 2014 election, a role in which he believes he can lead Democrats to a better relationship with the chamber’s Republican majority. Pafford was elected in 2008 and was chosen as Democratic policy chair in 2012. His current district takes in Wellington, Royal Palm Beach and Loxahatchee Groves. “Personally, I’m gratified that the House caucus feels comfortable with my leadership, and that will be after the 2014 election,” he

said. “Right now, it’s a designated title. There’s a lot of work. Obviously, it means that my job shifts a little bit. I have to try to be supportive of every single member, the 43 other Democrats, and help them do their jobs and represent each of their constituencies. There’s a lot to do, but I think it’s a good time to do it.” Some critics have said Pafford is too outspoken to be a good consensus-builder, but he thinks that is not necessarily his role, and could have the opposite effect. Pafford was among 18 members of the state legislature to be recognized after the 2013 session by Florida Watch Action, Progress

Florida and America Votes as “Champions of Florida’s Middle Class” for their unwavering support of Florida’s working families. During the session, those lawmakers voted to protect and expand the middle class in Florida 100 percent of the time, and championed a range of issues including protecting jobs, expanding healthcare access and ethics reform. Although the proportion of registered Democratic voters outnumbers Republicans in Florida 41 percent to 37 percent, Republican representatives outnumber Democratic representatives in the State House by about a 2-to-1 margin. “In the history of us being a

minority, there has only been two leaders to gain seats in the Florida House,” Pafford said. “One was Dan Gelber of Miami Beach, who is very much like I am on issues, and this last time, Perry Thurston [D-District 94], the current leader. As the minority, Pafford said it’s important to understand one’s role in Tallahassee. “I have a record of being very truthful about the issues that are important to House District 86,” he said. “My job is to be part of a process that requires dialogue. Not everybody will partake in that. I’ve always thought that’s a big part of my job… I understand that See PAFFORD, page 16

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Margolis Upbeat On ‘State Of The Village’ At Chamber Lunch By Lauren Miró Town-Crier Staff Report Members of the Wellington Chamber of Commerce got an update from Mayor Bob Margolis during the annual “State of the Village” luncheon Monday.

During the event, sponsored by the Wellington Green Market and held at the Wanderers Club, Margolis said that things are looking up in Wellington. The village has maintained a $74.46 million budget — the same as last year —

Chamber Luncheon — Wellington Chamber of Commerce President Victor Connor, Mayor Bob Margolis and Peter Robinson of the Wellington Green Market. PHOTO BY LAUREN MIRÓ/TOWN-CRIER

with an unchanged tax rate. Despite this, Wellington has increased its level of services. “I cannot compliment staff enough for what they do,” Margolis said. “They gave us a budget this year that is absolutely unchanged, but we have some new things that we think you will be excited about.” Wellington will be bringing in more Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office deputies, he said. “Without raising the budget, we have added PBSO staff — a deputy sergeant, a detective and a deputy,” Margolis said. “That’s not to say that we need them, but to say that public safety and quality of life issues are certainly the most important for me as your mayor and a resident. To be able to allocate some funds without raising taxes that will go a long way to keeping people safe is important.” Also important to council members is education, Margolis said. This year, the council voted to resume giving funds to local schools. “Years ago, Wellington gave funding to our schools,” Margolis said. “But due to the economy, previous councils had some difficult decisions to make and had to stop funding it. This council saw the opportunity for additional funding. It will be up to the schools to decide how to spend the money.”

All in all, it will be about $265,000. “This money will be for our schools to use in the best possible way,” he said. “Our kids are the most important thing. I’m glad we could bring this back.” Margolis said the good news is that property values are up in Wellington and the real estate market has picked up. “It seems to me we are coming out of a bad economy,” he said. “People are telling me when they put their homes up for sale, they sell in four days. That’s amazing.” But Wellington still has areas that need improvement. Margolis pointed to the village’s transitional neighborhoods, which is one area of focus. “We seem to have some issues there,” he said. “But previous councils started the Safe Neighborhoods Program. Our staff is doing a phenomenal job with this.” The village has helped start neighborhood watch groups, as well as taken other measures to help the communities. “All it takes is one home in foreclosure for there to be an opportunity to have problems,” Margolis said. “This initiative is great, and they’re doing a great job.” To help combat foreclosures, Wellington implemented a foreclosure registry. “We now have the ability to know when a home is in foreclosure,” he said. “We can work with those lenders and tell them

that, even though the home is in foreclosure, the home needs to be maintained at the same quality.” Another challenge Wellington has faced is drainage. Margolis noted that Tropical Storm Isaac highlighted some changes that needed to be made to the village’s drainage system. “We got 18 inches of rain,” he said. “That was a 100-yearstorm.” Margolis said that in the future, Wellington will be looking to improve drainage. This has been further complicated, he said, by the newly drawn Federal Emergency Management Agency maps that put much of the western communities in a flood zone. “This is a really big issue,” Margolis said, noting that it would require residents to pay for flood insurance. “We’re staying on top of this.” Deputy Village Manager John Bonde, who has been monitoring the issue, noted that there will be three public meetings to discuss the matter. Additionally, Margolis said, Wellington is working with legislators and FEMA staff to fight the new designation. The Wellington Green Market resumes Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Wellington Municipal Complex. For more information, visit

ITID To Bid Electrical Work, Rather Than Use Piggyback Contract By Ron Bukley Town-Crier Staff Report The Indian Trail Improvement District Board of Supervisors last week decided to seek bids from electrical contractors rather than continue a piggyback contract it has maintained for many years. ITID staff had asked for approval at the Sept. 25 meeting for ongoing electrical repairs and upgrades of district infrastructure through piggyback contracts held by the Northern Palm Beach County Improvement District using C.R. Dunn and Davco Electrical Contractors. ITID’s contract expired in September. Staff explained that the contracts cover occasions throughout the year when the district needs a licensed electrical company to repair or upgrade various systems. The company needs to have sufficient experience, knowledge, manpower and equipment to make swift repairs to all components, from telemetry/pump equipment to ball field lighting. Resident Alan Ballweg said he

thought the piggybacking of electrical contractors was inviting excessive costs. “C.R. Dunn, if you include the $120,000 proposal they have submitted, is billing $348,000 over the last two fiscal years,” Ballweg said. “This is very significant, and I don’t believe it’s appropriate for a piggyback contract. I believe it should be broken up and put out to bid.” Former ITID Supervisor Mike Erickson said he opposed using a piggyback contract for electrical work. “The piggyback was a five-year contract with one year renewable. That expired in 2012,” Erickson said. “They did not go out for another contract on that. I think that smells, and I think that’s not the way government should work. I don’t believe a piggyback is in the best interest of the district on this. Electrical contracting has never gone out to bid out here. It has been the same people here for 20 years. Sometimes it’s just time to sharpen your pencil.”

Interim Director of Operations & Maintenance Juan Massarda said the quality of piggyback contracts, as well as competitive bid contracts, varies. “We only use piggyback contracts that are the low bidder,” Massarda said. “It doesn’t mean that price would be more than what you could get by sharpening your pencil. Sometimes you have a lower price from some vendors. However, you can have problems with specifications, applications, service to the district, and these are things that the board needs to consider.” Interim District Administrator Jim Shallman said he believed ITID could save time and money by utilizing contracts that have been bid by other organizations such as Palm Beach County and the Palm Beach County School District. ITID Vice President Carol Jacobs made a motion to extend the electrical contracts 90 days and then seek bids, which carried 4-0 with Supervisor Gary Dunkley absent.

In other business, the board gave Engenuity Group a certificate of appreciation for its service as consulting engineer for the past four years. Engenuity’s contract expired Sept. 30. The board put out a request for qualifications for engineering consultants in March and selected Jay Foy of Stormwater J Engineering to serve as both district engineer and hydrologist. Foy was ITID’s district engineer from 1991 to 2005, and hydrologist in conjunction with Craig A. Smith from 2005 to 2008. “On behalf of Engenuity Group, I would like to thank the Indian Trail Improvement District Board of Supervisors,” engineer Keith Jackson said. “I know the members of my firm have truly enjoyed working here and serving at your request.” On another matter, resident Patricia Curry questioned why the Hamlin House parking lot at the Nicole Hornstein Equestrian Park was going to have 10 lights when the ITID office parking lot had

Outgoing Engineer — Indian Trail Improvement District supervisors thank engineer Keith Jackson of the Engenuity Group for the firm’s service over the past four years. (L-R) Michelle Damone, Carol Jacobs, Jackson, Jennifer Hager and Ralph Bair. only two. “Parks are supposed to close at sundown, and I don’t know why we are getting 10 lights,” she said. Shallman said he thought it was a code enforcement issue. “I don’t know if there is a difference between other office buildings and community centers, and Hamlin is

rezoned as a community center,” Shallman said. Parks Director Tim Wojnar said he believed it might be because of the date that the ITID office was granted its certificate of occupancy, which was in the late 1980s. “Codes are different now than they were in the late ’80s,” Wojnar said.

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Great Public-Private Projects Bring The Community Together When our community rallies for a cause, great things can happen. That’s exactly what we saw this past weekend at Elbridge Gale Elementary School, when the community came together to build a beautiful garden that will benefit the school and its students for many years to come. It is these types of public-private partnership projects we hope can be a model for future programs in our communities. By banding together, public and private entities made what was once a dream for Principal Gail Pasterczyk a reality for students of today and tomorrow. On Sept. 28, parents, students, teachers and community leaders got down in the dirt to revitalize the elementary school’s dilapidated courtyard garden. Together, they planted more than 150 seedlings in new garden beds, hydroponic planters and an aquaponic system. The project was made possible thanks to a donation by the Wellington Preservation Coalition and a partnership with the Village of Wellington and Palm Beach County. The new garden will provide valuable teaching tools for students to learn about plants, life cycles and healthy eating. Students will even get lessons in harvesting their own vegetables, cooking them, eating them and even selling them.

We all know that students learn best when they are given the opportunity to learn hands on. That is exactly what this garden will provide. They will be able to touch, smell, taste, see and record how their garden changes over the weeks, months and years they attend Elbridge Gale. In a time where being so removed from our food has caused an epidemic of poor eating habits, these lessons are vital for raising health-conscious, green-minded young people who will pass on their lessons and values to the next generation. We are thrilled to see these kinds of green practices being encouraged in our schools — practices students can then bring home with them. This is giving our children the foundation to be future gardeners, even if it’s just a small pot of herbs by their kitchen window. By being excited about growing their own food, students may make healthier choices when they sit down for dinner, and learn a love for foods they might otherwise not have tried. This is truly a win-win project for our community. We hope other schools will look to Elbridge Gale as a model for great green projects they could replicate in their own schools. And when that time comes, we know our community will be there to support them.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR ITID In Good Hands With Jim Shallman The article “ITID Sets Date for Manager Discussion” published last week regarding the Indian Trail Improvement District special meeting on Sept. 25 misled the property owners and families of The Acreage and Loxahatchee. To place emphasis on the spoken word of one ITID board member above all other board members lends itself to misrepresentation of truths. The truth is the Indian Trail administrative functions are being very well handled. The administrative staff has been downsized for good cause — it was overstaffed at great expense (tax dollars) to the property owners in the community. The truth, specifically stated, is that Jim Shallman has been placed as the interim district manager for ITID because he is qual-

ified. Mr. Shallman has done an exemplary job of stepping into the position. Most importantly, Mr. Shallman fills the position with outstanding credentials: 1. Jim earned a bachelor degree of science in political economy from the University of New Hampshire; 2. Jim is a property owner and resident of The Acreage/Loxahatchee; and 3. Jim has been the Indian Trail accountant since 2009. Yes, Mr. Shallman is doing the best job because his abilities are extensive. His abilities do not diminish the position, nor are they a liability as an ITID board member would have the property owners and families in the community believe. Truth be told, Indian Trail has never been in better hands. Thank you, Jim, for your dedication. Penny Riccio The Acreage Editor’s note: Ms. Riccio is a former supervisor of the Indian Trail Improvement District.

Republicans Denying Rights Of The People The Florida Legislature and Gov. Rick Scott are as irresponsible to the people of this state as the Republican-led House of Representatives is in Washington. Gov. Scott accepted the Obamacare (aka Affordable Health Care Act) exchanges, and now will not allow the people of this state to learn the details, how to use it, and are denying them the opportunity to make up their own minds. The Florida Department of Health has banned federal outreach workers (called “navigators”) from coming into state health facilities for the purpose of signing up the uninsured for subsidized health care coverage available under Obamacare. This was led by our own Republican senator. They would rather have us see the disgusting lies that the big-

money insurance companies along with the big money PACs and the Koch brothers are paying billions of dollars for on disgusting TV ads with total lies, than see the truth, which will help all the people. We should be demanding the right to hear and see the truth for ourselves. Shirley Bass Wellington

Cutting Back On Meat Saves Lives Looking through my calendar of national observances, it appears that October is turning into “food month,” beginning with World Vegetarian Day and World Day for Farm Animals on Oct. 1 and 2, continuing with National School Lunch Week Oct. 14-18 and World Food Day on Oct. 16, and culminating with Food Day on Oct. 24. World Day for Farm Animals Day (, on Oct. 2, is perhaps the most dramatic of

these. It celebrates the lives, exposes the abuses and memorializes the slaughter of billions of sentient animals raised for food. Recent undercover investigations showed male baby chicks suffocated in plastic garbage bags or ground to death, pigs clobbered with metal pipes, and cows skinned and dismembered while still conscious. Moreover, a recent Harvard study of more than 120,000 people confirmed once again that meat consumption raises mortality from

cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Animal agriculture accounts for more water pollution than all other human activities. A 2011 United Nations report recommends eating less meat to reduce greenhouse gases. The good news is that our meat consumption has been dropping by nearly 4 percent annually! Entering “live vegan” in a search engine brings lots of useful transition tips. Patrick Bendrix West Palm Beach

SEND IN YOUR LETTERS The Town-Crier welcomes letters to the editor. Please keep letters brief (300 words). Submit letters, with contact name, address and telephone number (anonymous letters will not be published), to The TownCrier, 12794 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 31, Wellington, FL 33414; fax them to (561) 793-6090; or you can e-mail


Healthy Tidbits That Can Help You Fight Problem Of Chronic Stress Chronic stress is no fun for either sufferer or family member or friend or co-worker. But addressing the problem, magnified by symptoms such as fatigue, tense muscle, shaky hands, heartburn, headaches and insomnia, can produce important positive results. There are things you can do without expensive “outside in-

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volvement,” which include coping strategies like planned physical activity, yoga, breathing exercises, strong management of your personal time, massage and positive thinking! Studies show chronic stress is linked to serious health issues like high blood pressure, obesity and depression. The sooner you tackle it, the better.

One painless antidote to the problem is to make sure your diet includes the following four stressfighting foods. Blueberries are loaded with antioxidants and counter the negative effects of stress hormones like cortisol. Dark chocolate is rich in flavonoids. Seek chocolate with co-

coa content of 60 percent or higher. Dark chocolate also contains a natural mood enhancing chemical called phenethylamine. Then there is the well-known stress-fighting of fatty fish and other Omega-3 rich foods. A lesser known effect of eating Omega3 rich foods like salmon, trout, flaxseed, walnuts and soybeans is

they suppress stress hormones and charge up the “feel good” hormone, serotonin. Finally, there are sunflower seeds, an excellent source of folate, which promotes the destressing brain chemical dopamine. Face up to the problem — you can control it.


Lox Groves Council Starts Over On Home Business Ordinance By Ron Bukley Town-Crier Staff Report The Loxahatchee Groves Town Council scrapped an ordinance Tuesday that would have changed the town’s Unified Land Development Code to allow residential enterprises as a conditional use, opting instead to look into other alternatives. The council and town staff had spent about eight months specifically trying to craft an ordinance that would enable a local licensed gun dealer to do business from his home, which he had done before the town incorporated. The ordinance would have amended the ULDC to allow residential enterprises on properties of 5 acres or more with as many as three customers on the premises at any given time. The council had approved a preliminary reading of the ordinance, but the town’s Unified Land Development Review Committee and Planning & Zoning Board both had recommended denial.

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continued from page 1 loops around the neighborhood and connects with Carlton Street to the north of the proposed closure, so residents would still have access throughout the neighborhood. “We hope by making it a longer

Councilman Jim Rockett said he would prefer that the number of customers be reduced to three customers per day. “I would really make it a restricted operation. I think it would eliminate the possibilities of us opening up to retail business throughout the communities,” he said, adding that the ordinance would enable resident Bill Kline to continue to conduct his limited operation selling guns. Councilman Ron Jarriel pointed out that the advisory boards both recommended denial of the ordinance. He said he had researched how other rural communities regulate home-based businesses. “This should not be called ‘residential enterprise,’” Jarriel said, explaining that the town also has a “home occupation” classification. Jarriel said he agreed with some of the advisory board members that the ordinance could open a can of worms under “residential enterprise.” “I did some research because I

got tired of waiting, because this has been going on for seven or eight months,” Jarriel said. “Bill Kline knows I’ve probably fought for him more than anyone else on this council, and we all agree that he deserves to sell his guns.” Jarriel said he had talked for several hours to representatives from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms, which had stopped Kline’s operation. “After I talked to them, they understood the whole situation a little bit better,” Jarriel said. “When I first started talking to the ATF, they were telling me, ‘You’ve got too many licensed gun dealers in Loxahatchee.’ I told them, ‘No, we’ve only got one.’” ATF told him there were 10 licensed gun dealers in “Loxahatchee,” but nine turned out to actually be in The Acreage. “I had them read me the addresses,” Jarriel said. “In The Acreage, they’ve got acre-and-a-quarter lots. I would not want a licensed gun dealer to be my neigh-

bor. It’s too dangerous, too many people involved, with traffic coming in.” He said ATF had had problems with dealers in The Acreage, who are authorized to sell only on the Internet but had been selling out of their homes. Jarriel added that the City of Port St. Lucie and Highlands County had regulations that the town might find worthwhile to use as models. “They basically allow gun sales,” he said. “The person who is doing it has to do it within his home. He can’t do it in his carport; he can’t do it in his garage. They feel that when it has to be specified in his living area, that you won’t have an auto shop doing business in the living room.” In Highlands County, the only person allowed to conduct such an operation is a resident who owns the home as a homestead, and the home occupation must be incidental or subordinate to its use

as a residence. There must be no evidence of home occupation on the outside of the home other than a name plate no more than 1 square foot. “Bill Kline, I’ve known him for over 20 years, and I never knew he was a licensed gun dealer until he had a problem with the ATF.” Jarriel said. He added that the City of Port St. Lucie allows two customer visits per day. “I believe if we went along with Highlands County and the City of Port St. Lucie, and we went back to our boards, I believe that we would get a 5-0 vote and they would agree with this,” Jarriel said. “It’s just a common-sense approach, and it would work well.” Town Attorney Michael Cirullo said that a new or revised ordinance would have to go through the entire process again with completion in January if the town aggressively pursues it. Councilman Tom Goltzené said

he would be willing to go along with the change as long as it does not restrict existing home enterprises. Mayor Dave Browning said he would rather have an ordinance that meets with the approval of the advisory committees. Planning & Zoning Board Chairman Dennis Lipp said he liked Jarriel’s recommendations. “‘Home occupation’ would be simple to put in what Mr. Jarriel recommended, incidental to the home and not to exceed normal traffic,” Lipp said. “With language like that, it will glide right through.” Lipp added that changing the residential enterprise designation to allow customers would invite abuse. “We all know that if the folks here in Loxahatchee Groves see a little bitty opening in a door, pretty soon we have a barn door and we have trucks,” he said. Rockett made a motion to approve the ordinance at hand, but it was voted down 5-0.

route, it would deter residents from cutting through the neighborhood,” Evangelista said. The neighborhood is among Wellington’s so-called “transitional” neighborhoods, with both multifamily and single-family housing. There are about 88 single-family homes and 203 units grouped into quadruplexes. According to a Wellington staff report, 93 percent of the multifamily units are rentals. Evangelista said that residents in the neighborhood were sur-

veyed and cited the concern that traffic could be dangerous to children playing on the street. Unlike when Wellington closed Goldenrod Road at a canal, effectively removing access between two communities, Evangelista said the area would be open to foot traffic. “We would remove the asphalt, take up the roadway and put down sod with some type of landscaping,” she said. “Foot traffic would still be accessible. Children from the neighborhood would still be able to walk to school.”

The closure would also give Wellington the opportunity to add more green space with a passive park for the neighborhood. Evangelista noted that many children in the area choose to play in the cul-de-sacs instead of crossing the road to Tiger Shark Cove Park. “We hope this will give us an opportunity for a passive park for children in the neighborhood,” she said. Though some criticized the Goldenrod road closure as separating the wealthier, single-family neighborhood from the multifami-

ly portion, Evangelista said people on both sides of the closed road benefited. “From resident feedback after the closure, it turned out to be a success,” she said. Evangelista said she hopes to see similar success in Folkstone/ Yarmouth, if it’s approved. “This has been a consistent complaint since 2009, with residents concerned about traffic,” she said. “One of the reasons we’re here today talking about doing it is because we actually have the money funded. We have

capital improvement funds to do it this year.” Wellington has discussed the matter with Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, which are both on board with the plan, Evangelista said. “We want to make Wellington a better and safer place,” she said. Residents will have the opportunity to comment during a public hearing Tuesday, Oct. 8 at the Wellington Municipal Complex. The meeting begins at 7 p.m.

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The Courtyard Shops At Wellington Hosts Champions Tailgate Party The Fall for Courtyard Champions Tailgate Party was held Saturday, Sept. 28 in the Courtyard Shops at Wellington. There were bounce houses, food samples, dog adoptions and more. Shred for Ed with Cintas donated $1 to a Wellington school for each box of documents shredded. For more info., visit photos by Denise Fleischman/town-crier

Dr. Marc Pinkwasser, Sonja Kapps, Karen Klotz with Sparky, Neal Bennett, Elaine McCarthy and Flurina Dovler.

Roberta Philmus and Butchie brought papers to shred.

Jeff Purisch of Federal Realty and the Courtyard Shops’ Mike Andrito with a Shred 4 Ed banner.

Tri County Humane Society volunteer Elissa Greenberg with Sylvia, who is looking for a home.

Pedro Morales of Cintas shows shredded paper bits.

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Josh The Otter Program Teaches H.L. Johnson Students Water Safety

The Royal Palm Beach Rotary Club and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office partnered to present “Josh the Otter” on Friday, Sept. 27 at H.L. Johnson Elementary School. It was among several similar programs held recently at local schools. The program utilizes the book Josh the Baby Otter to teach water safety and prevention skills for children when interacting with water. Each child received a copy of the book. Photos By Damon Webb/Town-Crier

Diane Smith and Josh the Otter look on as H.L. Johnson students receive their own copies of the book.

Bassey Okon, Marcia Berwick, Diane Smith, Michael Fehribach and Lynn Balch.

Josh the Otter with the PBSO’s Diane Smith.

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Two Arrested For Car Burglaries In RPB By Lauren Miró Town-Crier Staff Report SEPT. 27 — A Royal Palm Beach man and woman were arrested last Friday on charges of burglary and theft after they were caught stealing from cars on Park Road North. According to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office report, the victim observed 18-year-old Christopher Christensen exit a vehicle driven by 24-year-old Katelin Popp and slip the lock to the victim’s mother’s vehicle. According to the report, Christensen ransacked the vehicle and took money from the center console. The victim said Christensen then jimmied the door to the victim’s vehicle. According to the report, the victim then confronted Christensen. The victim said Christensen and Popp attempted to push their vehicle down the road because it had run out of gas. According to the report, PBSO deputies arrested Popp with the vehicle. Christensen fled and was apprehended by a K-9 unit. Popp and Christensen were arrested and taken to the Palm Beach County Jail. Popp was charged with two counts of burglary and petty theft. Christensen was charged with two counts of burglary, petty theft, resisting an officer without violence and trespassing on school grounds. ••• SEPT. 22 — A deputy from the PBSO substation in Wellington was dispatched Sunday, Sept. 22 to a liquor store on State Road 7 regarding a theft. According to a PBSO report, at approximately 4:20 p.m., an unknown male walked into the store and selected a bottle of Jack Daniels whiskey off the shelf. According to the report, the man then took the bottle to the customer service desk and returned it for $17.99 in cash. Video surveillance footage of the incident was available, but there was no suspect information at the time of the report. SEPT. 24 — A resident of Eastwood called the PBSO substation in Wellington last Tuesday to report a vehicle burglary. According to a PBSO report, sometime between 5 p.m. last Monday and 7 a.m. the following morning, someone entered the victim’s unlocked vehicle through the rear window and stole a military bag containing several tools, books and other items. The stolen items were valued at approximately $300. There were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report. SEPT. 24 — A deputy from the PBSO substation in Wellington was called to a home in the Oakmont Estates community last Tuesday morning. According to a PBSO report, sometime between 5:30 p.m. last Monday and 7:30 a.m. the following morning, someone smashed the rear window of a PBSO patrol cruiser parked at the home. The deputy believed a baseball bat or similar blunt object

was used to cause the damage. The broken window was valued at approximately $1,000. There were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report. SEPT. 24 — A resident of Sugar Pond Manor called the PBSO substation in Wellington last Tuesday afternoon regarding a home burglary. According to a PBSO report, sometime between 6:15 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., someone removed a rear window of the home from its track and entered the residence. Once inside, the perpetrator(s) stole a 32inch Panasonic television from the front room and several designer watches from the master bedroom. A deputy canvassed the area and found a purple bag that contained a silver watch and several makeup items, but the victim said they did not belong to her. The stolen items were valued at approximately $1,700. There were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report. SEPT. 24 — A juvenile was arrested last Tuesday evening after she was caught shoplifting from the Macy’s department store in the Mall at Wellington Green. According to a PBSO report, a deputy from the Wellington substation was dispatched to the store after a juvenile female was caught stealing several polo shirts and attempting to exit the store. The stolen shirts were valued at approximately $100. The juvenile was taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center. SEPT. 29 — A West Palm Beach woman and a Lake Worth man were arrested early last Sunday morning on drug charges following a traffic stop near the intersection of Lamstein Lane and Southern Blvd. According to a PBSO report, a deputy from the Royal Palm Beach substation was on patrol at approximately 3 a.m. when he observed a white Honda with marijuana smoke coming out of the vehicle. The deputy initiated a stop and made contact with the driver, 21-year-old Roldan Lee, and the passenger, 19-year-old Rachel Beltran. According to the report, the deputy observed Lee with marijuana on his chest and in a plastic baggie he was holding in his hand. The deputy then observed Beltran attempting to chew up a plastic baggie containing less than .1 gram of cocaine. Lee and Beltran were arrested and taken to the county jail. Lee was charged with possession of marijuana under 20 grams. Beltran was charged with possession of cocaine and tampering with evidence. SEPT. 29 — A deputy from the PBSO substation in Royal Palm Beach responded to a home in the Estates community last Sunday regarding a vehicle burglary. According to a PBSO report, sometime between 8 p.m. last Saturday evening and midnight last Sunday, someone entered the victim’s unlocked vehicle and stole an Ed See BLOTTER, page 16

Acreage Man Injured In Southern Blvd. Accident SEPT. 29 — An Acreage man was seriously injured last Sunday evening following a crash near the intersection of Southern Blvd. and Haverhill Road. According to a PBSO report, at approximately 5:29 p.m., 38-yearold Wesley Clothier was traveling in his 1997 Ford Mustang westbound on Southern Blvd. at a slow speed and swerving back and forth on the roadway. According to the report, Cloth-

ier then rapidly accelerated the vehicle and drove onto the median, striking several trees. During the crash, the vehicle overturned, and one of the three juvenile passengers was ejected from the vehicle. Clothier and the juveniles were transported to St. Mary’s Medical Center where Clothier was listed in critical condition. There was no further information available at the time of the report.

Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County is asking for the public’s help in finding these wanted fugitives: • Arthur Braun is a white male, 5’11” tall and weighing 205 lbs., with red hair and blue eyes. He has tattoos on his back and abdomen. His date of birth is 03/30/87. Braun is wanted on charges of grand theft and dealing in stolen property. His address is listed as at large. He is wanted as of 09/26/13. • Keri Ann Tomlinson is a black female, 5’11” and weighing 130 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes. Her date of birth is 03/09/89. Tomlinson is wanted for failure to appear on charges of grand theft and check forgery. Her last known addresses were York Court in Wellington and Lake Carol Drive in Royal Palm Beach. She is wanted as of 09/26/13. Remain anonymous and you may be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward. Call Crime Stoppers at (800) 458-TIPS (8477) or visit

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Groves Resident Addresses LGLA On Scripps Addiction Research

By Ron Bukley Town-Crier Staff Report Loxahatchee Groves resident George Voren, a University of Florida grad doing work at Scripps Florida in Jupiter, spoke at the Loxahatchee Groves Landowners’ Association meeting Sept. 26 about work the biotech firm is doing in understanding the neurological mechanisms of drug addiction. Voren is a graduate student with Scripps’ Kellogg School of Science and Technology under the guidance of Dr. Paul Kenny. “We look at diseases such as addiction to nicotine and cocaine and probe the brain to see what’s actually going on in the brain, and then work with chemists in the department to develop drugs that can potentially treat addiction,” Voren said. “Simultaneously, while this is the study of drug addiction, this is just figuring out how all the pieces of our brain come together to form one single unit and affect our behavior.” Voren said addiction is generally a habit that is acquired through

repetition, which includes the use of drugs. “Habit formation is actually triggered by a combination of both positive and negative reinforcement,” he said, explaining that positive reinforcement is the use of a drug to feel good, and negative reinforcement is the removal of adverse stimuli such as withdrawal by taking more drugs. “If you feel crappy, you take a drug to feel better.” Habit is distinguished from willpower, which is a conscious decision that originates in the executive centers of the brain, and is planned with a goal, while a habit is an unconscious pattern of behavior. “These two conflict because not only are they involved in entirely different neuronal processes of the brain, they both influence the way that you develop drug addiction,” Voren explained. To study how habits are formed, the institute uses reward-based habit formation in laboratory animals. “One way of doing this is using intercranial cell stimulation,” he said.

In this procedure, researchers inserted probes into different parts of rodents’ brains and applied stimulation until they found which areas actually caused the rodents to seek that stimulation by spinning a wheel that generated an electric current. “They found an area of the brain that made the rodents spin the wheel to the point that they would spin it for hours upon days and actually pass out from exhaustion and lack of eating,” Voren said. The location of the brain responsive to that stimulation is called the medial forebrain bundle. “This is an area that connects the reward centers of the brain, and it’s often thought of as the ‘hedonic highway,’” he said. “By stimulating this, you’re actually stimulating the reward centers of the brain.” Further research revealed that stimulating this area releases massive quantities of dopamine to the brain, thus causing the rewarding feeling. Research on Parkinson’s disease patients has shown that their dopamine-producing cells die off,

resulting in motor problems. “Not only that, those patients are not impulsive and generally do not engage in addictive behavior,” Voren said. “Also, their personalities are characterized as rigid, introverted and slow-tempered.” A drug was introduced for Parkinson’s patients that reduced their introversion but had serious side effects, such as gambling, increased sexual urges and other compulsive behavior. Dopamine-induced rewards are necessary for the body to learn what is good for it, such as food. “We get dopamine released when we taste good food,” Voren said. “It’s to promote motivation to continue that behavior.” Other stimuli such as love, exercise and receiving money also release dopamine, he added. In a normal situation, the dopamine synapse is released from the end of a neuron to the next cell that it is communicating to, which is tightly regulated. Cocaine, however, binds to the receptors that pull dopamine back in. “Dopamine just sits there for a while constantly

driving that cell it is communicating with, and this is the reward center of the brain,” Voren said. Nicotine causes dopamineproducing cells to release more dopamine than usual, as well as other effects that are independent from dopamine, he said. People who chronically expose themselves to addictive drugs do not return to their bodies’ normal dopamine levels when the drug wears off, because the drug has hijacked the dopamine system in the brain, fooling the body into thinking it is producing enough dopamine and reducing the amount that is normally released, which results in drug withdrawal. Current research has been developed to the level that they are finding drugs that will block the reward level of the drug they wish to control, thus reducing addictive behavior by inhibiting or replicating the effects of addictive drugs such as nicotine, which is Voren’s primary area of research. Nicotine is one of the most highly addictive drugs, he said, explaining that based on statistics

George Voren discussing addiction research at last week’s LGLA meeting. photo by ron bukley/town-crier

from the 1990s, 75 percent of people in a survey had used tobacco, and 24 percent were dependent. “That’s way more than any other drug,” he said.

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Elbridge Gale Project

continued from page 1 volved when he heard about the project. “I work with 24 other schools growing seedlings for their gardens,” he said. “I wanted to work with Tom because we share the

same love of this community. It’s a great project for community involvement and to get kids involved.” In addition to financing the building materials, the Wellington Preservation Coalition donated $2,300 for an aquaponics gardening system. A blend of aquaculture with a traditional hydroponic system, the aquaponics system is its own

FLNA workshop speakers Mitch Drimmer (above) and Jane Bolin (left).

On Wednesday, Sept. 25, the Florida League of Neighborhood Associations (FLNA) conducted the first in its series of free certification training courses for homeowners’ association board members. Board members from more than a dozen HOAs in Royal Palm Beach and Wellington completed the course, which was presented by attorney Jane Bolin, managing partner of PeytonBolin PL. The session also included a special presentation by Mitch Drimmer, vice president of Snap Collections, entitled “Developing a Uniform Collection Policy,” and

an update on recent court cases involving association collection issues. Bolin also covered the many new requirements contained in this year’s update of FS 720, which governs Florida HOAs, including new registration requirements and revised language on conducting meetings and elections. The session itself was a response to the new provision that newly elected or appointed board members must either become certified or sign an affidavit of familiarity with their association documents and state requirements. “The major benefit of the ses-

sion for association board members, besides learning the basic rules, was the opportunity to network with their counterparts in other associations and share their concerns and experiences,” FLNA President Joseph Boyle said. “Already, there is discussion over what should be prioritized this year in Tallahassee, and FLNA is ready to facilitate bringing these ideas together.” Future FLNA training sessions are planned for elsewhere in Palm Beach County and other parts of Florida, including Broward, Miami-Dade, Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville.

mini-ecosystem. Herbs and other plants grow in soil above a tank of fish. Water from the tank is used to hydrate the plants and is then pumped back into the tank. The fish remove all the nitrates from the water so it can be reused. “We thought it would get kids excited about this,” Wenham said. “The kids love looking at the fish, and it helps them learn about it.” Galera said the lessons learned from the new gardens will be numerous. “There’s so much we can teach,”

she said, “from animal and plant life cycles to the conversion of nitrates and nitrites. The children will be able to actively understand what they’re reading in their textbooks.” The students will be able to monitor as the fish grow, as well as the plants both in the aquaponics system and elsewhere in the gardens. When all the plants have grown, kids will get to taste the fruits — well, vegetables — of their labor. “The Jacobs family has agreed to

send their personal chef to prepare food for the students,” Wenham said. The vegetables will then be sold to parents and staff, and at the Wellington Green Market, to raise money for the school. Pasterczyk said this was made possible thanks to all the sponsors, especially Wenham and the Wellington Preservation Coalition, and also because of her dedicated staff. “They have been on board 100 percent,” she said. “They have

committed themselves to coming out during weekends to feed the fish and water the seedlings. They have a plan for the summer. We couldn’t do this without them.” Wenham said that is the kind of dedication that made him want to work with Elbridge Gale. “They have such a strong commitment to their students and our community,” he said. “We’d love to see this be a model for other schools, but it takes a lot of work, and they’re going to have to show they are as dedicated.”

Emily Sagovac, Kristi Alvarez, Mark Sagovac and Cherie Christopher care for a peach tree.

Andersen Wall and teacher Linda Lee rake the flower bed.

Dr. Danielle and Frederick Esters, Jayne Kiesewetter, Principal Gail Pasterczyk and Tom Wenham.

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An Irish Pub Experience

Our Food Concept is “Farm to Fork” We support our local Farmers and Growers from within a 50 mile radius of the restaurant and feature Organic produce when possible. Our Seafood is always fresh our Meat is Certified Hormone Free and is produced by the Seminole Indian Tribe of Florida (Seminole Pride).

“It’s All About The Land” 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.

Home of The Celtic “Rock” Cooking System

The health-conscious dieter has become a great fan of hot rock cooking, as little to no oil or grease is necessary for this type of cooking. Spices and fresh herbs can be added, as opposed to fattening flavors necessary in many other types of cooking styles. Hot rock cooking is good for meat and vegetables, as well as sea food. Special sauces have been created here at BMC’s to enhance the flavor of Steak and Seafood cooked to the customers taste by the customers to their temperature preference. If the Customer prefers not to cook their food themselves, they can have it cooked by our Kitchen.

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Brighton, Your Bosom Buddies II Kick Off ‘Power Of Pink’ Campaign

Brighton Collectibles kicked off its “Power of Pink” campaign on Friday, Sept. 27 at the Mall at Wellington Green, and members of Your Bosom Buddies II gathered for the kickoff event. The Power of Pink bracelet campaign runs from Sept. 27 through Oct. 31. For each bracelet purchased, Brighton will donate $10 to support breast cancer research. photos by Denise Fleischman/town-crier

Brighton Collectibles assistant manager Angie Skivington, manager Julie Brophy with Your Bosom Buddies II members.

Oncology nurse Jaime Schutz with Lorna Johnson.

Your Bosom Buddies II members show their bracelets.

Brienne, Mike and Lily Wolters and Abbe Felton.

Jathynia Garcia and Shari Zipp show Power of Pink jewelry.

Melanie Reiss, Tee Franzoso and Jacqui Reiss check out the jewelry.

Royal Palm Beach Recreation Center Hosts Aerobics Open House

The Royal Palm Beach Recreation Center held an aerobics open house on Saturday, Sept. 28. The open house introduced the new aerobics program starting Tuesday, Oct. 1. Guests enjoyed raffles, workshops and demonstrations to showcase the classes available Photos By Damon Webb/Town-Crier for enrollment. For more info., call (561) 790-5124 or e-mail

Shele English with mentor Gayle Hansen.

Denise August leads a demonstration class.

Body Dynamics of the Palm Beaches instructors Shele English, Dana Haverman and Denise August.

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New Horizons Elementary School fifth-grade student Victoria Watson won the Wellington Rotary Club World Peace Poster Contest for the poster she created depicting her vision of world peace. She was awarded a certificate and a monetary award of $50. Pictured here are school police officer Harrison Jenkins, guidance counselor Lynne Bray, mother Marena Watson, student winner Victoria Watson, teacher Allison Gacharna and Principal Betsy Cardozo.

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Binks Forest Student Launches Charity When Binks Forest Elementary School student Sarah Clein was asked to do a community service project for her fourth-grade writing class, she immediately knew she wanted to help kids on the oncology floor where her 6-yearold cousin Aaron Pinsky was treated for Stage 4 Ewing sarcoma (a bone cancer). Clein thought about what helped her stay close to her cousin even though it was dangerous for her to be physically close to him during his seven months of treatment — his iPad. Pinsky’s iPad kept him entertained with movies, music and games, but most importantly it kept

him connected to the outside world through FaceTime during the 82 nights he spent in the hospital. Clein and her brothers would take Pinsky on the iPad outside and run and play as if he was right there. However, the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood, Fla., where Pinsky was treated, only had one iPad for all of the children to share. So, with the help of her mother, Clein started Aaron’s iPad Lending Library. Clein started writing letters to companies, making bracelets to sell and even donated her tooth fairy money. Something amazing hap-

pened when the community learned about her cause — donations started to come in. Clein made a movie about her cousin’s story and posted it to YouTube. One iPad quickly became 16 iPads. But why stop there? The Clein family then put together a foundation and web site at www. Team Aaron believes that every child on every oncology floor deserves to have an iPad. Currently they are working with Palm Beach Children’s Hospital to set up an iPad lending library. For more information, or to donate, visit

Sarah Clein with her cousin, Aaron Pinsky.

Golden Grove Expands Green Projects Great things have happened since Golden Grove Elementary School applied to become part of the Green Schools Program of Palm Beach County. During Curriculum Night, the school had a uniform “upcycle” where parents could take home

Lori Bednareck at the uniform upcycle.

used uniforms donated to the school. Golden Grove has also started a recycling program. The goal is to recycle everything — from papers and cans, to art supplies, ink and cell phones. Each classroom was presented with a mini compost, and the children are learning and writing about it. On Sept. 19, Ms. Marlene Youmans’ class, along with Principal Adam Miller, started trimming the butterfly garden at the courtyard to transform it in a great outdoor learning place. School-wide, students are excited and looking forward to community partnerships to create new gardens, field trips

and environmental learning. On Sept. 28, the school hosted the first Golden Grove Green Apple Day Rockin’ Community Party. Doors opened to the community for a national celebration of the Green Apple Day. Among other activities, participants learned about nutrition, created musical instruments from recycled materials, created posters, planted seeds and were trained to become “garbage” detectives. (Above right) Principal Adam Miller and students trim the butterfly garden at the courtyard. (Bottom right) Students take part in recycling.

Wellington El Students Visit Ancient Egypt Adrian Fernandez, Morgan Wilson, Austin Bowling and Alexander Harre of the Seminole Ridge JROTC Honor Guard at the event.

SRHS Honor Guard Opens Acreage Community Jam The Seminole Ridge High School JROTC honor guard opened the Acreage Community Park Jam concert and car show Saturday, Sept. 21, marching down a concrete trail to present the colors as the national anthem was sung. “This was a great way to show our support and to be involved with our community,” Hawk Battalion Commander Hans Hunt said. • Ridge Classic Golf Tourney — Seminole Ridge High School will host a golf tournament Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Madison Green

Golf Club in Royal Palm Beach. Registration is from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. The tournament will be a fourplayer scramble format with closest-to-the-pin and longest-drive contests. There will also be raffles, a silent auction and other freebies. The cost for an individual golfer is $100, or $400 for a foursome. Student golfers cost $75. Tickets for dinner only cost $35. The tournament will support SRHS athletics. For more information, call (561) 422-2611.

Wellington Elementary School kicked off the school year with a visit to ancient Egypt through its Scholastic Book Fair. The media specialist and volunteers transformed the media center into ancient Egypt, complete with hieroglyphics, pyramids and mummies.

The school’s Book Fair Family Night was a huge success. Students had the chance to receive “mummy tickets” for exceptional behavior and an opportunity to mummify Principal Dr. Eugina Smith Feaman. All proceeds from the book fair benefit the school library.

(Above) Students turn Principal Dr. Eugina Smith Feaman into a “mummy.” (Left) Student Jacob Fried shows off his books.

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Area Girl Scouts, Wellington Garden Club Work To Restore Butterfly Garden Girl Scouts from Troop 20511 of Wellington and the Wellington Garden Club came together Saturday, Sept. 14 to start the first phase of a butterfly garden restoration project at St. David’s in the Pines Episcopal Church. The troop, which has been meeting at St. David’s for the past several years, is excited and honored to be under the guidance of the Wellington Garden Club.

The club contacted the church last year to offer assistance to help bring the garden back to life. The church’s pastor, Rev. Steven Thomas, was aware that the troop is always welcoming new service projects and made the suggestion to team up the scouts and the Wellington Garden Club. The troop’s leaders and families are looking forward to being educated by the club about native

Girl Scout Troop 20511 Junior Eve Essery prunes overgrown plants as instructed by Wellington Garden Club President Twig Morris and member Linda DeSanti.

butterfly plants and gardening techniques. The club also sponsored Troop 20511 as a Junior Garden Club and will be assisting the troop with earning the National Garden

Club’s Native Plants Patch for Girls Scouts. For more information about this native plants patch program for Girl Scouts, visit www. aspx.

(Front row) Scouts Grace Essery, Valen Adams, Cora Smith, Faith Cardello, Alexa Roberts and Eve Essery; (back row) Anne Nelson and pup Tallulah, Linda DeSanti, Twig Morris, Ed Cardello, Lisa Ferrano and Troop 20511 Leader Vanessa Essery.

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Loxahatchee native U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Taylor Overton has been assigned to the Africa Partnership Station 2013 in Casablanca, Morocco. APS is an international security cooperation initiative facilitated by U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa. It is aimed at strengthening global maritime partnerships through training and collaborative activities in order to improve maritime safety and security in Africa. Shown here, Overton participates in a martial arts training session.

Wellington’s Kathe Thompson To Join March Across America To Inspire Climate Action Wellington resident Kathe Thompson will set out from Los Angeles to walk 2,980 miles across American, to Washington, D.C., on the Great March for Climate Action to inspire the general public and elected officials to address the climate crisis. It will be the largest coast-to-coast march in U.S. history. Marchers will walk 14 to 15 miles per day and camp nearly every night. Bill McKibben, director of, a movement dedicated to solving the climate crisis, endorsed the March. “ was born in a march of a thousand people across Vermont,” he said. “It always does our hearts good to see others on the move.” Thompson, a retired school teacher, said she was a “late bloomer” to climate change. It was her hikes along the Appalachian Trail that really solidified her ded-

ication to the cause. “I joined the march to motivate the American public and its decision-makers into action,” she said. “To focus the American energy and innovation on answers that will define the future of those I love. I no longer want to be a ‘small’ voice in the wilderness, but one voice among a thousand voices calling on America to join us and take action now on Climate Change.” Thompson also spends her time as a co-chair of the Palm Beach County League of Women Voters Climate Change Working Group. “We are thrilled that Kathe is willing to make the commitment to march across America for this cause,” said Ed Fallon, founder and director of the Great March for Climate Action as well as a talk show host and former Iowa lawmaker. “Not only will we march side by side for eight months, but we’ll

learn how to live together, work together and communicate the urgency of our message to the people we meet as we travel across the country. It is time to step forward for our planet, and our future.” The diversity of individuals who have signed up to march is impressive, according to marcher director Zach Heffernen. “They range in age from 9 to 82 and originate from all across the United States and North America.” The march will start in Los Angeles on March 1, 2014, reach Phoenix in early April 2014, Denver in early June, Omaha in late July, Chicago in early September, Pittsburgh in October and Washington, D.C., on Nov. 1, 2014. “I want to be a part of the educating, informing and advocating step of the issue, but with the intention of moving all who hear to

Frank Ficcara (center) with Regional Seafood Coordinator David Ventura and Associate Seafood Coordinator Eddie Steadley.

Kathe Thompson action,” Thompson said. The Great March for Climate Action is a nonprofit organization. The goal of the march is to urge the American people and people across the world into acting now to address the climate crisis.

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Frank Ficcara Wins Whole Foods Contest After months of regional competitions at Whole Foods Market stores nationwide, Frank Ficarra from the Wellington store recently took home the “Finest Fishmonger” crown. Ficarra has been filleting fish for more than 30 years. He is original-

ly from Queens, N.Y., and has lived in the Wellington area for the past 13 years. You can find Ficarra most days in the Whole Foods seafood department filleting fish. For more information, visit www.

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Rest In Peace: Memories Of ‘Town-Crier’ Founder Bob Markey Sr. Bob Markey Sr. recently died. To many in the western communities today, the name doesn’t mean much. But to those of us who were here in the 1980s and 1990s, the name means “the western communities.� In fact, I think Mr. Markey may be the one who coined the term. As publisher of a start-up newspaper called the Town-Crier, he needed an all-encompassing phrase to use when referring to those who were nuts enough to move west of Military Trail — to Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Loxahatchee and The Acreage. I mean, who moves to Florida and then

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The Sonic BOOMER leaves the ocean behind? And everybody knew there was nothing out west except sugar cane fields. What were we thinking? In a way, the “city folk� (for lack of a better all-encompassing term) were

right. Another early pillar of the community, Dennis Witkowski, brought the point home when he remembered, “You couldn’t even buy a tie out here.� So with nothing but a corner store (Squire’s Deli) and a pharmacy (Schaefer Drugs) as potential advertisers, Bob Markey Sr. decided to leave his position as national advertising director for The Palm Beach Post and start his own newspaper. I remember thinking at the time, “I wonder what horrible thing happened down at the Post that would make him do that?� And I knew nothing of community newspapers. I had never even seen one. I

grew up with The Milwaukee Journal and switched to the Post after my move like everybody else in Palm Beach County. But with Markey at the helm, the Town-Crier became a force to be reckoned with. He covered everything that was important to us — school news, youth sports, something called “Acme,� and (there was hope!) ribbon cuttings for new businesses. The Palm Beach Post didn’t really sit up and take notice until the Mall at Wellington Green was built two decades later. They did have a weekly community news column (I know because I wrote it), but the Town-Crier was involved.

If Bob Markey Sr. or his son, Bob II, wasn’t at your event, you hadn’t told them about it. They covered everything. More importantly, they sponsored everything. And Bob Sr. commented on everything. His “Stray Thoughts� column sort of set the tone for the community. Markey’s photo was at the top of his opinion column which, he felt, allowed him to ramble — and even rant when necessary. Say what you will; it made for interesting reading. And, as difficult a time as he had getting advertisers, he always put the news first, See WELKY, page 16

Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s ‘Don Jon’ Not Your Typical Rom-Com The new romantic comedy Don Jon does not fit the typical mold for these movies. It is tough, gritty and, frankly, quite upfront about sexuality. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who has written, directed and starred in the film, portrays a man obsessed with online pornography, finding it far more engrossing than the women he seduces. This is hardly the kind of thing that Doris Day would have dealt with in Pillow Talk a half-century ago. I mention that movie not only because it was perhaps the first really modern rom-com but because Michael Gordon, grandfather of Gordon-Levitt, directed it. That early film had Doris Day sharing a party line (talk about change — remember when phone service was so limited that people actually shared phone lines?) with Rock Hudson, who used the phone to invite different women to his apartment where he could gently seduce them. Let’s have the obligatory “heh, heh� on that one. The new movie begins with graphic

‘I’ On Culture By Leonard Wechsler porno images and a voice-over by Jon saying in the bluntest terms possible that having real sex could never compare with porn. Jon is a bartender, a neat freak and a religious man, who hangs out with buddies on Saturday nights and always picks up the most gorgeous women. We then see him slipping out of bed after sex, while his partners are sleeping, to watch porn. Then he meets Barbara (Scarlett Johansson), who seems the absolutely perfect woman. She knows how to handle Jon, forcing him to change, to open up

to the world. She is ambitious, and she demands he grow. She even forces him to go to a night school college class. She seems perfect; he takes her to his home and his parents instantly decide she’s wonderful. His father (Tony Danza) has the immediate hots for her, and his mother (Glenne Headly) is desperate for grandchildren. Barbara then discovers the porn addiction, but he swears he is not addicted and decides to quit. She gives him one chance. And he messes up. He cannot stop, however, and even watches on a phone in his class. An older classmate, Esther (Julianne Moore), spots him and offers assistance. She is a bit of a mess, but realizes his problem and eventually provides the means for his deliverance. Gordon-Levitt took a big chance doing the movie. Its bluntness can be off-putting. There is a bit too much stereotyping of Italians. I wondered if he was simply channeling Jersey Shore. But there were

always surprises in store. Gordon-Levitt performed very well in an extremely difficult role. Over the years, he has done a lot of good work portraying complex characters. It is not easy to create sympathy for someone as self-centered and obsessed as Jon. His quirks are not particularly lovable but seem real. Moore is wonderful as the older, wiser soul. She manages to be sympathetic and wise even though her character’s life has met disaster. Danza is funny, although Headly manages to dominate their scenes. Brie Larson, in a tiny role, manages to almost stop the movie with a single comment at just the right moment. Johansson, however, nearly steals the movie as the stunning, self-centered woman who is totally focused on getting what she wants. Considering her humiliation when finding out her lover is “cheating� on her with electronic images, it is not easy to come across as being the bad one in the relationship. She is able to

do it really well. Watching Gordon-Levitt’s face as he reacts to her insisting she only asks one thing of him for the 30th time (and many of them different), the audience eventually understands that she is the type of woman to be survived rather than loved. The film — ironically, since men handle most of the dialogue and are at the center of most action — is actually feminist, or perhaps the adjective should be humanist. Jon’s problem is that he has chosen to not give anything of himself in his loving. Watching porn allows him to not return anything, to focus on whatever he wants for himself. It becomes nothing more than self-love, beyond anything sexual. This is a fascinating film with a lot of enjoyable moments. It is definitely not for children. The language is as blunt as anything I have ever heard, it is filled with sexual experiences, and it is about a truly adult topic. But it is also a good movie.

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Teachers Seek Pet Donations

Frontier Elementary School teachers Alyssa Liberati and Alice Fredericks are hosting an animal food and supply drive to assist local animal rescue organizations. To help in the drive, the teachers are seeking the following items for donation: dog and cat food; biscuits and treats; flea and tick preventatives; Heartgard preventative; pill pockets; gift certificates to low-cost neuter/spay clinics; doggy beds, blankets, towels and sheets; crates and carriers; disposable poop bags and pee pads; Nature’s Miracle; white vinegar and Downy; collars, leashes and grooming supplies; and pet toys. The teachers plan to donate the items to the following five local shelters: SoHo Dogs, GuardianPets Crossposters, Pet Haven Rescue, Feeling Fine Canine & Equine and Hampton Meadows. Donations can be dropped off at Frontier Elementary School, located at 6701 180th Street North in The Acreage. Have you adopted a pet from an animal shelter? Liberati and Fredericks would like to hear your story, and their class would like to

news Briefs hear from you as well. For more information, call the school at (561) 904-9900, or contact Fredericks at (561) 601-3323 or msfred611@

Opera Returns To Benvenuto

Benvenuto Restaurant in Boynton Beach will host its next “Opera Benvenuto” show on Thursday, Oct. 17 at noon. “Opera and More!” will include arias and ensembles from opera and operetta, international songs and hits from the Broadway stage. Selections planned include the Barcarolle from The Tales of Hoffman, “Musetta’s Waltz” from La Boheme, “Granada,” “Non ti scordar di me” and many more. Performing will be soprano Margaret Schmitt, soprano Marie Ashley, tenor Guillermo Fernandez and pianist Dr. Keith Paulson-Thorp. Schmitt is well known in South Florida as an opera singer and producer of the Opera Benvenuto concert series. She serves as cantor at Temple Sinai in Delray Beach. Ashley is on the faculty of Palm Beach Atlantic University and has performed with the Palm Beach

Opera and Masterworks Chorus. Fernandez performs regularly with Opera Benvenuto and is one of the Three Florida Tenors. Dr. Paulson-Thorp is director of music at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. The performance will include a three-course gourmet meal. Tickets are $33 (all-inclusive) for the Oct. 17 lunch show. Reservations are required. Benvenuto is located at 1730 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach. Call (561) 3640600 to RSVP.

Shred Party Oct. 19 In RPB

Families First of Palm Beach County and the Royal Palm Beach Rotary Club will hold a shred party on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to noon at Lowe’s Home Improvement at the southwest corner of Southern Blvd. and State Road 7. Bring your old and outdated statements, contracts, IRS forms and more to be professionally shredded onsite by Total Shredding for $5 a box or bag. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office will have its crime prevention booth and provide a free child I.D. card. There will be a

live broadcast from WEI Network, and DJ Tony the Tiger will provide the music. For more information, visit

Ladies Night At HealthSource

HealthSource Chiropractic has found a creative way to raise money for breast cancer research. “Ladies Night” on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. will feature food, prizes, games, raffles, and several local stores selling everything from home goods to accessories and jewelry. Proceeds raised will go to fight breast cancer. But the fundraising won’t stop there. Throughout the month of October, HealthSource will be offering free neck and back pain exams to new patients in exchange for a donation. Current patients can receive a 10-minute relaxation massage. “This is going to be a fun night and a fun month for a cause near and dear to my heart,” HealthSource Dr. Sandra Hernandez said. “Too many of our loved ones have suffered because of breast cancer, so I’m just happy we can do our small part for all of them.” HealthSource Chiropractic is the largest chiropractic clinic in

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the country, with 400 offices coast to coast. The Royal Palm Beach location is at 125 S. State Road 7, Suite 103. For more info., call (561) 792-4016.

Art Society To Meet Oct. 9

The next Wellington Art Society meeting will be held Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Greenview Room at the Wellington Community Center (12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd.). Refreshments will be served beginning at 6:30 p.m., when the member spotlight will offer an opportunity to view the work of society members. There will a raffle with items perfect for artists and art lovers, which is open to all attendees. The general meeting begins at 7 p.m. followed by a presentation by Lynzie Kronheim. Kronheim has over 20 years of experience as a holistic health practitioner, master healer, life and grief coach, and art teacher. She has spent years teaching spiritual and creative classes to all walks of life. Kronheim teaches classes in “The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path To Higher Creativity,” based on a self-help book by

Lynzie Kronheim Julia Cameron. Kronheim helps people find their passion, develop their creativity and look at blocks an artist might have in their artistic process. “Self expression though painting nature plain-air inspires energy, light and color,” Kronheim said. “Each painting presses me to see how I will interpret each moment of light.” She paints in pastels, oil and watercolor. Her work has shown in California, Oregon and Florida. For info., visit www.wellington or wellingtonart

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Story Of Titanic Comes To South Florida Science Center Nov. 16 On April 15, 1912, the world’s largest ship, Titanic, sank after colliding with an iceberg, claiming more than 1,500 lives and subsequently altering the world’s confidence in modern technology. A little more than a century later, the South Florida Science Center & Aquarium pays tribute to the

tragedy, which continues to resonate through “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition,” where nearly 100 legendary and priceless artifacts conserved from the ship’s debris field will be showcased to provide visitors with a poignant look at this iconic ship and its passengers. The exhibit opens at the South

Visitors each receiving a replica boarding pass of an actual passenger on board Titanic.

Florida venue at 4801 Dreher Trail in West Palm Beach on Nov. 16 and runs through Titanic’s fateful 102nd anniversary, with the exhibit closing on April 20, 2014. The exhibition was designed with a focus on the legendary RMS Titanic’s compelling human stories, as best told through authentic artifacts and extensive room recreations. Perfume created by a man traveling to New York to sell his samples, china etched with the logo of the elite White Star Line, even personal effects such as a cigar holder, toothpaste jar and a calling card, these and many other authentic objects offer haunting, emotional connections to lives abruptly ended or forever altered. Visitors are quickly drawn back in time to 1912 as they enter the exhibit, with each receiving a replica boarding pass of an actual passenger on board Titanic. They then begin their chronological journey through the life of Ti-

tanic, moving through the ship’s construction, to life on board, to the ill-fated sinking and amazing artifact rescue efforts. Visitors will marvel at the recreated first-class and third-class cabins, and can press their palms against an iceberg while learning of countless stories of heroism and humanity. In the “Memorial Gallery,” guests will take their boarding pass to the memorial wall and discover whether their passenger and traveling companions survived or perished. Over the past 15 years, more than 25 million people have seen this powerful exhibition in major museums worldwide, from Chicago to Los Angeles and Paris to London. RMS Titanic Inc. is the only company permitted by law to recover objects from the wreck site of Titanic. The company was granted salvor-in-possession rights to the wreck site of Titanic by a

Hi-Tech Plumbing Continues To Support Fight Against Breast Cancer Through Donations Hi-Tech Plumbing, one of the few woman-owned plumbing companies in the country, once again will support the fight against breast cancer during October, Na-

tional Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The company will donate 5 percent of the entire month’s sales to Your Bosom Buddies II.

This year, the fight is personal for co-owner Jathynia Garcia. “This group was a Godsend when I was diagnosed,” Garcia said. “The first person I called

Jathynia Garcia (left) with members of Your Bosom Buddies II, at a check presentation from Hi-Tech Plumbing in Wellington Cancer Institute.


30-Day Delay For Project

continued from page 1 have a mile of frontage on this property, and so for the last month or two, we have 23 yellow signs along our entire frontage along Southern Blvd.” Kilday added that they had met the requirements for legal advertising. “To postpone this item because there may be people beyond the legal requirements who are interested is inappropriate,” he said. He added that his client had met all the requirements of the county’s comprehensive plan and land development code. “These are the rules that my property owner, who is a constituent of the county, has to obey,” Kilday said. “What you are being asked now is to institute a new rule of notice. You are being asked to postpone this so we can now give additional notice to an even broader segment of the population… But this applicant made an application starting in February 2013 to be able to get here today, and they deserve to go by the rules in it.” He added that a 30-day post-

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continued from page 1 concerned about traffic to and within the site. Adams asked about traffic along Pierson Road. “If we allow an entrance on Pierson Road, how many people will use it?” he asked. “Traffic backs up in the morning and evening significantly. I can just see all sorts of issues with horse trailers.” Wellington’s traffic consultant Andrea Troutman said the traffic study estimated about 10 percent of all traffic to the site would come from Pierson Road. “It’s a two-lane roadway with traffic calming measures,” she said. “People are much more likely to come from South Shore.” But Adams noted that Pierson Road was accessible by State Road 7 and Forest Hill Blvd. “I find that hard to believe,” he said. “It’s a straight shot. People will use it.” He was also concerned about plans for a horse park on the KPark property on SR 7. He asked whether traffic from that project had been taken into account.

was Lorna Johnson, their vice president. She has been my bosom buddy the whole time. She has been there for me through every step. Especially since I’ve personally been touched by this life battle this year, I take pride in supporting Your Bosom Buddies II and advocating to young women the importance of prevention and early detection.” Garcia chose Your Bosom Buddies II because of the personal support and peace of mind it gives to women diagnosed with breast cancer. The organization provides emotional support to those who need it, as well as direct support to assist those diagnosed with cancer with basic treatment needs. Providing personal service and best practices are core values that Hi-Tech Plumbing brings to each of its jobs. Watch for pink ribbons on Hi-Tech Plumbing’s truck fleet and real plumbers proudly wearing pink pins in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For more information, contact Garcia at (561) 790-6966 or, or visit www.

ponement would result in the same outcome as acting on the petition that day, asserting that everything being applied for is laid out in the comprehensive plan. “It’s not a discretionary thing,” Kilday said. He also noted that the project, because it was previously approved, can get underway quickly, creating job opportunities. “If there ever was a project that was close to shovel-ready in the private sector, which means employing many of those people living in that area, it’s this job, so I would ask you to not delay hearing this project,” Kilday said. Loxahatchee Groves Mayor Dave Browning said he had heard about the project in an e-mail from a resident two days before the meeting. “We have not had a chance to look at this,” Browning said. “I find it ironic that our community, which is really the closest to this project and probably the most impacted because of potential use of Okeechobee [Blvd.], which divides our community, we were not notified… We need time for us to deal with this from our town council, and we can only do it in the sunshine, so I think we need to at least postpone it 30 days.” Royal Palm Beach Mayor Matty Mattioli also asked for a postponement. “We are asking you to make a decision that will affect not 50

people but over 100,000 people,” Mattioli said. “They put you in office, not the developer. I found out about this at 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon.” Acreage resident Patricia Curry pointed out that the only way someone would see the notice signs that had been posted would be if they were going to Belle Glade or Palm Beach Aggregates. “I think the county’s notice requirements really are lacking, and I’ve spoken about this in the past,” Curry said. “I don’t think a 30-day postponement is going to hurt anything here. There are some major concerns with the traffic issues especially.” George Lewis, president of the Deer Run Property Owners’Association, said his community would be affected by the development more than anyone else. “We are also asking for a postponement primarily because we got no notice,” Lewis said. “It was by accident that we found out that this project was going forward.” He said that flooding issues in Deer Run are heavily affected by runoff from the Highland Dunes property, also that Deer Run’s entrance is where the Okeechobee Blvd. extension would be constructed. “With 2,000 homes being constructed, we would have a significant increase in traffic,” Lewis said.

Commissioner Shelley Vana said she agreed that the notice requirements appear to be lacking, although the applicant met the requirements. “They did follow the rules in what they did, and yet our rules are still kind of limiting who knows what’s going on,” Vana said. Santamaria said he thought the item should not have been on the consent agenda, but rather on the regular agenda. “How this particular request would be on the consent agenda, I was dumbfounded,” he said. “I couldn’t believe that an agenda item that is going to produce 2,000 homes, some 4,000 additional cars on Southern Blvd., 5,000 more students in our public school system, I just could not understand how, regardless of rules that were followed, how only 28 notices were sent.” Santamaria added that he believed that since the applicant had given up the residential designation to go back to agricultural, they should have to reapply for residential. Vice Mayor Patricia Taylor said that out of respect to Santamaria, whose district covers the area in question, they should postpone the request for 30 days. Taylor made a motion to that effect, which then carried unanimously.

Planning & Services Development Director Tim Stillings said that because that project was not yet approved, nor built, applicants could not guess what traffic issues it would cause. “Those issues will be for the horse park to deal with,” he said. Board Member Carol Coleman was concerned about traffic if and when the site grows. “I’m looking at the future of this,” she said. “I’d like the site to be successful. If it is successful, it will get greater and greater amounts of visitors and spectators. It will increase the traffic.” She said a proposed left-turn lane on Pierson Road coming from the west could cause traffic problems. Michael Sexton, agent for the applicant, said that, if approved by the village, the site owners would build a third lane westbound on a portion of Pierson Road to allow for the turn. “It would require some widening and some pushing into the canal,” he said. “There may be some filling of the canal, some guardrails and other items.” Coleman said the average tractor-trailer is more than 53 feet long, making it difficult for

them to navigate the tight turn at Pierson Road. “I don’t know how these big tractor-trailers are going to come across and make that turn,” she said. “I think there’s a major issue of them entering off Pierson from the west.” Sexton said there would be enough room for tractor-trailers to turn. Another concern was parking on the site. Now, parking is divided between paved spots and grass, with parking in rings for overflow during major events. Board members asked whether there would be adequate parking or whether more paved parking would be required. Sexton said there were some areas the applicant was considering paving. “But we’d rather keep it green,” he said. Board Member Marcia Radosevich was concerned about a number of hunter/jumper shows on the schedule. “We’re calling this a dressage facility, but that is not the case,” she said. Equestrian Sport Productions President Michael Stone said those shows were largely during the summer. “A number of hunter/jumper

shows will be small shows in the summertime,” he said. “They’ll hardly impact anyone. There are four days in season for Grand Prix classes. There are only 45 horses there. We’re not dealing in the same numbers at all.” Radosevich was also concerned about the lights and noise affecting nearby neighbors. “When this was a polo facility, it was only used a couple of times a week,” she said. “These people didn’t buy their homes next to a major horse show arena.” Board Member Tim Shields made a motion to approve the master plan amendment, which passed 6-1 with Adams opposed. Shields then made a motion to approve the compatibility determination, which carried 4-3 with Adams, Coleman and Radosevich opposed. “I think we’ve made giant progress on this application, but I still have concerns about the compatibility, the traffic and safety,” Radosevich said. “I have concerns for the residents who surround this place. I think this is a good start, but with a little more work, some of these issues could be resolved, and this could be an even better application.”

United States federal court in 1994 and has conducted eight research and recovery expeditions to the sunken ship, rescuing more than 5,500 artifacts. The South Florida Science Center & Aquarium, formerly known as the South Florida Science Museum, recently completed a $5 million expansion and renovation, and will host the Titanic exhibit in its newly expanded exhibit hall. The center features more than 50 hands-on educational exhibits, an 8,000-gallon fresh and saltwater aquarium featuring both local and exotic marine life, a digital planetarium, conservation research station, Florida exhibit hall and an interactive Everglades exhibit. All

exhibits will be open during the Titanic’s special showing. Admission to the science center during “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition” will be $15 for adults, $11.50 for children ages 3 to 12 and $13.50 for seniors ages 62 and older. Science center members and children under 3 are free, and school-group pricing will not be affected. Planetarium shows and miniature golf are not included in general admission pricing. The South Florida Science Center & Aquarium is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call (561) 832-1988 or visit www.

‘Boo At The Zoo’ Returns Oct. 18-27 The public is invited to have a howlin’ good time at the Palm Beach Zoo’s beloved Halloween event, “Boo at the Zoo.” Guests can enjoy trick-or-treating, the decorate-your-own pumpkin patch, giveaways, a haystack hunt, roving animal encounters, not-so-scary wildlife presentations and much more. The popular tradition continues this month. The 16th annual “Boo at the Zoo” will take place Oct. 18-20 and Oct. 25-27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Oct. 18 and 25 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. “Boo at the Zoo is by far our most well-attended annual event,” said Claudia Harden, marketing manager for the zoo. “On a good year, we average more than 14,000 attendees. We hope to continue that successful trend this year.” The zoo is following its mission of environmental conservation by


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continued from page 1 every issue has two sides. As leader, I think you have to be able to understand that, and I certainly welcome respectful dialogue when it comes to my new role.” Although his new role is to help all House Democrats, he said it will naturally benefit District 86. “I think the leader coming from Palm Beach County means we have a stronger voice,” he said. “My job now is to really support other members of our caucus getting out in front of issues.” That includes not only issues in central Palm Beach County, but issues that are important to Democrats across the state and Floridians as a whole. “Obviously it brings a lot more attention, which I don’t think is a bad thing,” he said. “Being chair of the Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation I think has been very important to getting things done locally here in Palm Beach County. This carries with it the same type of attention, and I think actually it can be very positive for Palm Beach County.” Pafford has served as minority whip, and in the coming year he will be minority caucus policy chair, which will require him to understand broad issues. “My job is to basically share knowledge and get members up to speed on a lot of things, or where


continued from page 5 Brown 45 ACP pistol from the driver’s side door pocket. The stolen gun was valued at approximately $2,900. There were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report. SEPT. 30 — A deputy from the PBSO substation in Royal Palm Beach was called Monday to a business on 103rd Avenue North regarding a theft. According to a PBSO report, sometime between 3:30 p.m. last Friday and 7:30 a.m. Monday, someone entered the job site and stole 448 brass sprinkler heads and 90 coupling fittings. The complainant said there had been some issues on the job site, but he did not know who would have taken them. The stolen items were valued at ap-


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even if it meant risking an account. In fact, he lost a couple of accounts that way. But the residents were solidly behind him. I mean, where else could you find a photo of your 4-year-old graduating from preschool — just perfect for sending to grandma? Or your 10-year-old making the tackle that won the game? Or your husband opening

only offering candy from companies that are a part of the Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil. “As a conservation organization, we want to promote those who are doing what they can to protect wildlife in their natural habitats,” Harden said. In addition to the stations presented by the zoo, local businesses and organizations will be set up so children can trick-or-treat at the specific locations. Games, arts and crafts, a haystack hunt (for a $1 fee) and a child-friendly haunted house will entertain young visitors. Children can also purchase a pumpkin to decorate on-site. All funds raised will go toward the care and feeding of the zoo’s animals. For more information, potential vendors and patrons can e-mail or visit the members are actually better at issues than I am, hopefully pick up some things,” he said. “It has been a great role for me in taking on that responsibility.” Critics have also said that Pafford’s role will negatively affect the number of Democrats that can be elected by polarizing issues, but he believes that contention is overblown. “[Gov.] Rick Scott has clearly defined who he is to voting Floridians,” Pafford said. “I think the last thing anybody needs to worry about is the new minority leader. To his credit, he has made a name for himself, and only he can be judged.” Pafford said his new role will be a great opportunity to work with all his colleagues on both sides of the aisle to make policy better. “That’s what I’ve always tried to do,” he said. “I’ve always been a respectful member. I’ve never attacked anybody personally, so hopefully I can take those skills and really apply them to moving whatever agenda the majority has, making it better.” He had good things to say about incoming Speaker of the House, State Rep. Steve Crisafulli (RDistrict 51). “He is a very smart individual who has also really taken it upon himself to treat people with dignity in this process and allow different thoughts to occur, and not pounce on someone because they have a different thought, but welcome that type of discussion,” Pafford said. “I look forward to working with Speaker Crisafulli and hopefully having a very productive few years.” proximately $8,100. There were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report. SEPT. 30 — Two men were robbed Monday night outside a sub shop on Okeechobee Blvd. According to a PBSO report, at approximately 9:30 p.m., two employees of the sub shop were standing outside talking when an unknown white male approached them and brandished a black handgun. According to the report, the man ordered them to get on the ground and empty their pockets. The victims reported that the suspect then demanded the keys to the business and unsuccessfully attempted to open the door before fleeing. There was no further information available at the time of the report. the doors to his office, full of hope and just a bit of skepticism? (Were there enough clients out here to, say, break even?) The western communities would definitely have been built up with or without the Town-Crier. Progress happens. But the fact that they became one of the top spots to live in the country, a great place to raise children and a model for other young communities — you can thank partially Bob Markey Sr. for that. And I do. Thank you, Mr. Markey.

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Royal Palm Beach High School Hosts Homecoming Week Festivities

Royal Palm Beach High School held its homecoming week celebration culminating in the crowning of its king and queen at a football game Friday, Sept. 27. Vanessa Parra was crowned Homecoming Queen, while Garrett Johnson was crowned Homecoming King. photos by Lauren Miró/town-crier

Senior Homecoming Court members Christi Bryant and Alejandro Velez.

Sophomores Edyanlee Rivera and Marc Matthew Prado.

Seniors Briana Harmon and Mitson Joseph.

Junior representatives Odalys Vieda and Robert Ferguson.

Seniors Vanessa Parra and Christopher Zaskey.

Freshmen court members Selena Mencia and Dexter Pete Dixon Jr.

Wellington Quilters Bee Makes Donation To Children’s Home Society

Wellington Quilters Bee members presented the Children’s Home Society with 46 handmade quilts and 10 afghans on Thursday, Sept. 26 at the Wellington Community Center. Wellington Seniors Club President Tony Alfalla presented President Audrey Blobaum a check for material to keep up their charitable work. Photos By Denise Fleischman/Town-Crier

Members of the Wellington Quilters Bee gather for a photo with the quilts and afghans being donated.

Children’s Home Society Volunteer Coordinator Jane Snell with Wellington Quilters Bee President Audrey Blobaum.

Jane Snell watches as Audrey Blobaum accepts a check from Tony and Mary Alfalla.



The centerpiece of the Palm Beach Horse Park will be the “Wellington Event Center”, an enclosed, air conditioned arena, designed to accommodate conferences, concerts, rodeos, trade shows, etc. in the multi use +5000 seat facility.

The West end will be used as a preparationholding area for rodeos, riding instruction & Equestrian Clinics. The East end will include the Wellington Performing Arts Center, a 350 to 400 seat performance hall that will be available for use by the Village of Wellington and other community groups. The Event Center will serve as an Emergency Management shelter, capable of withstanding major hurricanes, and will house 800+ small animals and 2000+ people during an emergency. Our barns will also serve as a hurricane shelter for large animals in an emergency. We welcome your input and ideas – this is YOUR community. Please contact us at: 561-333-3100 or Email: 13860 Wellington Trace, Suite 6 • Wellington, FL 33414

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Meet The Fair’s Youth Horse Committee

The South Florida Fair’s Youth Horse Committee is dedicated to affecting the lives of horse-interested young people through engaging family experiences, educational activities, healthy competition and quality leadership opportunities. Ellen Rosenberg’s Column, Page 21

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Royal Palm Beach Shuts Down Lake Worth 41-7

The Royal Palm Beach High School varsity football team steamrolled Lake Worth High School 41-7 in front of a homecoming crowd Friday, Sept. 27. The Wildcats allowed only one touchdown by Lake Worth, keeping the pressure on the Trojans for the entire game. Page 27

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Print It Plus To Celebrate 25th Anniversary At Chamber Mixer

Print It Plus is celebrating its 25th anniversary in business by hosting the October networking mixer of the Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce. The mixer will take place at the Print It Plus offices at 11420 Okeechobee Blvd. in Royal Palm Beach on Tuesday, Oct. 8, between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. David and Kimberly Leland opened Print It Plus as a twoperson operation in 1988. Today, it employs a dozen experts in the printing and graphics industry. Page 22


P.B. Central Defeats Seminole Ridge 37-13

The Palm Beach Central High School Bronco football squad hosted the fourth-ranked Seminole Ridge High School Hawks in a much anticipated match-up Friday, Sept. 27, but it was the Broncos that surprised in a dominating 3713 win. Palm Beach Central entered the contest desperate for a win, came out and delivered. Page 27

THIS WEEK’S index Tails from the Trails............................. 21 BUSINESS NEWS................................... 22-23 SPORTS & RECREATION.........................27-29 COMMUNITY CALENDAR............................. 30 CLASSIFIEDS......................................... 30-33

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Meet The South Florida Fair’s Youth Horse Committee Charlie James has been co-chairman of the Horse Tent at the South Florida Fair for three years. “I’ve been involved with the program for a long time, but I’m not in charge,” he protested. “I’m just on the committee.” Along with coordinating horse events at the fair, he’s most involved with the Youth Horse Committee and wants to see more young people get involved with horses at the fair. “Joining the Youth Horse Committee is a great introduction to horses for young people,” he said. “You don’t need to have a horse or even any horse or riding experience. This is a fun, safe way to learn about horses and be around other kids with similar interests.” The mission of the Youth Horse Committee is to assist youth in attaining safe horsemanship and horse training skills while developing self-reliance, leadership, sportsmanship, resourcefulness and other desirable life traits. The group encourages family unity with adults and parents by offering opportunities for people of all ages to participate in activities at the fair. The Youth Horse Committee is dedicated to affecting the lives of horse-interested young people through engaging family experiences, educational activities, healthy competition and quality leadership opportunities, which Get updates all week long... follow Ellen Rosenberg on Twitter at or stop by the Tales from the Trails page on Facebook and click “like.”

Tales From The Trails By Ellen Rosenberg ultimately foster a positive, lifelong relationship with horses. “In order for any youngster to participate with any animals at the fair, they are required to obtain their ethics certification,” James explained. “This isn’t just for the horse tent, it’s for any interaction with any animals: poultry, rabbits, cattle, swine, llamas, even dogs or cats.” If you’re between the ages of 8 and 18, you’re required to attend the Youth Livestock Show Ethics & Animal Care Training Program. “This clinic is free and presented in cooperation with the University of Florida and supported by the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services,” James said. “The class covers a wide range of subjects, including proper handling, nutrition, housing and animal ethics. This is easy to do. There are two free workshops coming up soon.” The first will take place Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Okeechobee Agricultural Center in Okeechobee. The second will take place Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Mounts

Members of the South Florida Fair Youth Horse Committee. Botanical Garden building at 531 N. Military Trail in West Palm Beach. “You only have to attend one class, and the certification is good for three years,” James said. Miranda Mattino joined the Youth Horse Committee five years ago, before she bought her mustang, Spirit. She enjoys mentoring younger kids and introducing them to horses. “Being part of the committee takes dedica-

tion and hard work, but mostly it’s a lot of fun,” she said. “I love riding with the other members. My favorite thing is helping decorate the Horse Tent each year for the fair, painting and making posters. The most important thing is to have fun and enjoy what you’re doing, which is easy on the Youth Horse Committee.” “I love being a member of the Youth Horse Committee,” added Rebekah Galloway of See ROSENBERG, page 29

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Print It Plus To Celebrate Anniversary At Chamber Mixer

Print It Plus is celebrating its 25th anniversary in business by hosting the October networking mixer of the Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce. The mixer will take place at the Print It Plus offices at 11420 Okeechobee Blvd. in Royal Palm Beach on Tuesday, Oct. 8, between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Print It Plus is a 25-year member and trustee of the chamber. “As area residents, as well as local small business owners, Kim and I are extremely proud to be celebrating this milestone of 25 years,” said David Leland, president of Print It Plus. “We’re proud to say we’ve

grown and evolved as technology has changed, and we look forward to serving the community for another 25 years.” David and Kimberly Leland opened Print It Plus as a two-person operation in 1988. Today, it employs a dozen experts in the printing and graphics industry. “We give tours of our operation, and people are always amazed to see what goes into creating a great printed product,” Vice President Kimberly Leland said. “It takes a combination of excellent customer service, designers, as well as stateof-the-art equipment.” During the festivities, Print It Plus

will be unveiling its new brand, which will include a new logo, and a whole series of upgraded equipment. These upgrades allow the company to build upon its strong reputation for offering printing and marketing services to local businesses in Royal Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Wellington and the Palm Beach County area. Improvements also include a new, more user-friendly web site to be launched soon, and new environmentally friendly plate makers and UV coating system. Print It Plus also has recently upgraded its digital department with equipment that allows the company to print

full color letterhead and envelopes in small quantities. The event costs $10 for chamber members in advance and $15 at the door. The cost for future members is $20. For more information about Print It Plus, visit RSVP for the mixer by visiting or calling (561) 790-6200. Print It Plus specializes in turning printing and marketing ideas into profitable solutions. Owned and operated by the Lelands, Print It Plus has won numerous state and national awards for its graphic design and quality print work.

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Amy Lefco Wins Award From Life Care Centers Of America Life Care Centers of America honored Amy Lefco, executive director at Lakeside Health Center in West Palm Beach, with its Southeast Division President’s Award on Monday, Sept. 23. The President’s Award, given during Life Care’s annual management meeting at its headquarters in Cleveland, Tenn., recognizes distinguished service in a longterm healthcare management role. The Southeast Division includes 29

skilled nursing and rehab facilities in Florida and Texas. Lefco has been the executive director at Lakeside Health Center for seven years. Under her leadership, the facility has earned top-tier scores in Life Care’s safety and rehab program audits. She also helped develop several programs to meet community needs, including a dementia rehab program and an activity program that involves associates in games with residents monthly.

“It is truly a family there, and you can feel it the moment you walk into the facility,” said Stacy Valdivia, vice president of Life Care’s Sun States Region, which oversees seven facilities. “To obtain and maintain this atmosphere of warmth, compassion, dedication and loyalty takes the right leader. Amy Lefco is that person.” So far in 2013, Valdivia has received two phone calls from residents’ family members wanting

“corporate” to know how much they appreciate Lefco’s availability, listening ear and follow-through. “Amy has demonstrated professional skill and compassion in dispatching her responsibilities to the associates, residents and families she serves,” said Beecher Hunter, Life Care president. “She has uniquely demonstrated a leadership style for others to emulate. This is a distinguished award to receive because it goes to the heart of our mission.”

Fourteen President’s Awards are presented annually to leaders of overall successful facilities or organizations within Life Care. Lakeside Health Center is located at 2501 W. Australian Ave. Founded in 1976, Life Care is a nationwide healthcare company that operates or manages more than 220 nursing, post-acute and Alzheimer’s centers in 28 states. For more information about Life Care, visit www.

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App Developer Thinks Of Daughter While Helping Thousands As a best-selling speech therapy app for the iPad, Speech Therapy for Apraxia has already helped many parents and therapists deal with children’s apraxia, and with the latest update, the app now has the ability to track the user’s progress and e-mail results to loved ones, therapists, teachers or anyone else involved in the child’s development. Gregg Weiss, founder and CEO of Wellington-based Blue Whale Apps, knew he was going to help a lot of people when his company helped develop Speech Therapy for Apraxia, but he had a special interest in the app. His daughter was born with Down syndrome in 2007. With the help of Lori Riggs, a certified speech-language pathologist at the National Association for Child Development (NACD), they created the iPad application that helps assist children with apraxia of speech. Apraxia of speech is an oral motor speech disorder that affects an individual’s ability to translate conscious speech plans into motor plans, and that leads to limited and difficult speech ability. In adults, the disorder is caused by illness or injury. The cause of apraxia in children is unknown. Speech Therapy for Apraxia helps children practice speaking by

presenting a variety of phonemes and moving through a gentle progression of levels that challenge motor planning for speech. By repeating a series of simple articulation exercises, children with difficulty speaking can improve their overall proficiency using a suite of tablet apps for iPad, Kindle, Nook and Android tablets. Frequently found in the Top 25 Medical category for paid iPad apps, Speech Therapy for Apraxia is the No. 1 speech therapy app available on the market. The app organizes groups of consonants in eight levels roughly by developmental difficulty and place of articulation (bilabial vs. labial). Beginning with a consonant group of their choice, users learn the production of syllables by completing repetitive activities in which they produce different sounds. The lessons progress through increasingly difficult production sequences. The app also includes artfully drawn illustrations, audio and repeat features to support users as they practice each sequence. Speech Therapy for Apraxia also tracks the user’s progress, share the user’s success with others via e-mail, offers eight different consonant groups for a total of 19 consonant

sounds to target, features eight levels to practice for each group, provides detailed instructions explaining how to choose an appropriate consonant group and practice level, moves through a logical progression of eight different levels for motor planning for speech, provides illustrations and audio for each syllable, offers an option to repeat levels and can be used for straight articulation drill for particular phonemes. Speech Therapy for Apraxia is the first of the NACD’s line of apps. Speech Therapy for Apraxia: Words, the organization’s second release, builds on the lessons taught in the original app by focusing on

the production of words. It is also available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Amazon App Store and Nook store. Speech Therapy for Apraxia is available for $4.99 on the following stores at the iTunes App Store, Google Play, the Amazon App Store and at the Barnes & Noble App Store. For more information on Speech Therapy for Apraxia and Speech Therapy for Apraxia: Words, visit www.speechtherapyapraxiaapps. com. Wellington-based Blue Whale Apps is a mobile app development company specializing in high quality and engaging iPhone and iPad

applications for medical professionals and the healthcare industry. For more information, visit www.

Clerk Collecting Phones For Abuse Victims October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller Sharon Bock is asking everyone in the county to bring their used cell phones and chargers to their closest clerk’s office location so they can be donated to domestic abuse victims. “Your old phone can be a lifeline for an abuse victim,” Bock said. “I hope anyone who has an unused cell phone and charger will consider donating it to our annual cell phone drive, so victims can use it to make

life-saving emergency calls, or let their family members know they are safe.” All phones and chargers collected throughout October will be donated to Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse and the YWCA Harmony House. Phones and chargers will be accepted from Oct. 1-31 at Bock’s offices in Royal Palm Beach, Belle Glade, Delray Beach, Palm Beach Gardens and West Palm Beach. All phones are sent to be refurbished, and personal information

is removed. They are then given to the domestic violence agencies, who give the phones to their clients so they can make emergency calls. The phones also can be connected with cellular service providers so abuse victims can use the phones for other calls. Phones that can’t be refurbished will be recycled, with money going back to the domestic violence agencies. For more information about this project, visit www.mypalmbeach or call (561) 355-2996.

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PBCHS Defeats Seminole Ridge 37-13 In Wellington

By Gene Nardi Town-Crier Staff Report The Palm Beach Central High School Bronco football squad hosted the fourth-ranked Seminole Ridge High School Hawks (3-1) in a much anticipated match-up Friday, Sept. 27, but it was the Broncos that surprised in a dominating 37-13 win. Palm Beach Central entered the contest 1-3 and recently dropped out the top ten because of a disappointing upset loss to Boca Raton High School. The Broncos, desperate for a win, came out and delivered. From the opening kickoff, things

rapidly unraveled for the Hawks. Palm Beach Central executed an on-side opening kick that appeared to be corralled in easily by Seminole Ridge’s Andrew Gomez. Gomez was hit hard by Jhnard Dorestt, and Bronco Kerlvin Elice recovered on the Seminole Ridge 44 yard line. The Broncos wasted no time in striking while the iron was hot. Quarterback Kemar Downer threw a 41-yard pass to Rudolph St. Germain to the Seminole Ridge 8 yard line. The two connected again on the next play for an 8-yard touchdown.

Bronco receiver Rudolph St. Germain brings in the first score of the game. Photos by Gene Nardi/Town-Crier

Jordan Acham’s point after gave the Broncos an early 7-0 lead. The Hawks the fumbled on a third and short inside their own 30, and again turned the ball over to the Broncos. Downer again connected with St. Germain on a 28-yard touchdown pass to extend the lead. Acham’s point after made it 14-0. During the play, it appeared Downer’s pass was going to be intercepted, but the ball zipped through the grasp of the Seminole Ridge defender, tipped by another, only to drop into the hands of St. Germain for the score. Seminole Ridge could not get anything going on offense, while the Broncos had everything going right. Any momentum the Hawks gained was stifled. Downer ran a keeper to the outside for a 22-yard touchdown, giving the Broncos a convincing 20-0 lead. “This is a game of momentum, and we got momentum early, but we knew it wasn’t over because Seminole Ridge always fights back,” Palm Beach Central coach Rod Harris said. Stand-out Hawk running back E.J. Elien went down early in the second quarter, and returned throughout, but never became a factor. The Broncos threw another jab with a 37-yard field goal at the half for a 23-0 lead. Seminole Ridge rallied back with some solid defense in the second half, finally pushing back on offense.

Hawk running back Clayton Williams fights to get the first down. Needing to come up big on fourth do whatever I can to help my team,” and goal at the Palm Beach Central Downer said. five, Hawk running back Kerrith St. Germain reeled in two touchWhyte ran in for the score to make down catches. The Hawks did it 23-7. At another Hawk fourth manage 146 yards on the ground and seven situation, Zach DeCosta for the night. connected for the first down. The “Anytime we got momentum, Hawks clawed back and closed the we got hit with something,” SRHS gap to 23-13 on Clayton Williams’ coach Scott Barnwell said. “We did 1-yard run. not play as the team we are, but that But the Broncos took the fight will never happen again. I guarantee out of the Hawks when Bronco you that.” running back Tommy McDonald Both teams have district games scored from 11 and 20 yards out to on Friday, Oct. 4. Seminole Ridge bring in the 37-13 win. Downer and will host Palm Beach Gardens at McDonald combined for 272 yards 7:30 p.m., while Palm Beach Central rushing and three touchdowns. “I hosts Santaluces for a 7 p.m. game.

Royal Palm Beach Shuts Down Lake Worth High 41-7

By Lauren Miró Town-Crier Staff Report The Royal Palm Beach High School varsity football team steamrolled Lake Worth High School 41-7 in front of a homecoming crowd Friday, Sept. 27. The Wildcats allowed only one touchdown by Lake Worth, keeping

the pressure on the Trojans for the entire game. It wasn’t until the second half that the Trojans were able to break through the Royal Palm Beach defense to get on the board. Royal Palm Beach was on fire from the start, with quarterback Toddy Centeio running in two touch-

Jimmy Moreland runs in a touchdown for the Wildcats.

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downs in the first quarter alone. Extra-point kicks from Devin Wallace made the score 14-0 early in the game. Though the Trojans tried to respond, they were stopped by penalties and turnovers. The Wildcats continued to dominate in the second quarter when Centeio threw a 79yard passing touchdown to Jimmy Moreland. Wallace’s extra-point kick made the score 21-0 only two minutes into the second quarter. The Wildcats made big moves to keep their lead. Shamar Jackson nailed an interception on the Trojan’s next possession to turn the ball back over to Royal Palm Beach on their own 22 yard line. The Wildcats carried the ball to Lake Worth’s 2 yard line, but were unable to capitalize. On the next Royal Palm Beach possession, Moreland returned a kickoff 75 yards to score a touchdown, making the score 27-0 with 2:05 left in the half. Lake Worth made another attempt to score, but was forced to turn over the ball again. Charles Perry picked up the kick return, which landed short of Wildcat territory, and ran in another

Demarcus Holloway crashes through a Lake Worth defender. touchdown with 1:42 in the half. Wallace’s extra-point kick made the score 34-0 going into halftime. Lake Worth came out of halftime determined not to give up and managed to run in a touchdown in the third quarter to make the score 34-7. But it would not be enough. Royal

Palm Beach pulled out one more touchdown to finish the game 41-7. The Wildcats hosted Dwyer High School on Thursday, Oct. 3, but results were not available at press time. They travel next week to Atlantic High School on Friday, Oct. 11 for a 7 p.m. game.

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Young Singers Golf Dancers Enjoy RPBHS Homecoming Tourney Set For Oct. 26 At Mayacoo Lakes

The Young Singers of the Palm Beaches will hold its sixth annual golf classic Saturday, Oct. 26 at 11:30 a.m. at Mayacoo Lakes Country Club. Event organizers are now registering golfers for the tournament and seeking sponsors. A donation of $175 per golfer includes a registration and entry fee, 18 holes of golf, range balls, greens and cart fees, a goody bag, free lunch and on-course beverages including beer. The tournament will be followed by a silent auction reception and a gourmet dinner at 6 p.m. The tournament will be scramble format and will include a 50/50 raffle, mulligan purchases, putting contests, door prizes, on-course promos and fun for a great cause. Sponsorships are still available on all levels, including lunch and beverage cart sponsorship, for information, call Julie Warner at (561) 635-6061. Non-golfers are welcome to join in for the reception and gourmet dinner for $75. Mayacoo features 18 distinctive challenges for players of every skill level. Mayacoo Lakes was the first

effort for Jack Nicklaus and many believe it was his best. The course opened in December 1972. It was restored to its original design and reopened in December 2007 under the watchful eye of Kipp Schulties. The re-mastered course won the coveted 2008 Golf Digest “America’s Best New Courses-Best New Remodeled Category” Award. The Young Singers was established by music educators in Palm Beach County, including Shawn Berry, Michael Yannette and Connie Drosakis. They envisioned a children’s choral organization that would not be constrained by school boundaries, religious affiliations, racial bias, socio-economic barriers or funding cuts. This dream was realized during the summer of 2003. The first choir season began with 79 singers. In its 11th year, the community-based children’s choir has approximately 350 singers, in grades 3 through 12, from all parts of Palm Beach County. Aside from local concerts, the choir has toured the nation. For more information, visit

The week of Sept. 23-17 was Homecoming Week at Royal Palm Beach High School, and the Wildcat Dancers dance team enjoyed all the festivities, such as participating in the door-decoration contest, “Hollywood/Movies.” The “Wild West” homecoming parade was very exciting for the team, as it danced for the crowds that lined the parade route. At the tailgate venue before the big homecoming football game, the dance team offered “the Marriage Booth,” where friends could wear a wedding dress, veil and hold a bouquet and/or tux along with a boutonniere and top hat. All “wedding couples” received two rings and a marriage certificate. RPBHS’ 2013 Homecoming was a fun time for the Wildcat Dancers. Shown here (L-R) are Maureen Deruis, Lida Jimenez, Tatyanna Blackmon, Captain Bryce Blecher, Stephanie Sanchez, Mascot Jesse Blecher, Co-Captain Brittany Canales, Yoreli Madero, Rachel Lambe, and Will Bentancourt during the parade.

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AAL Players Attend Seminole Ridge Hawks Football Game

More than 100 athletes from the Acreage Athletic League’s tackle, flag and cheerleading programs attended the Seminole Ridge High School Hawks football game Sept. 6 at Callery-Judge Stadium. Although Seminole Ridge has celebrated AAL Night for several years, this was the first time that the coaching staff for the Hawks invited the young athletes onto the field at halftime.

The Acreage Athletic League thanks the Seminole Ridge administration, coaching staff, band and players for inviting these future high school players and cheerleaders to watch this exciting win over John I. Leonard. For more information about AAL youth sports, visit www. (Right) Flag football players and tackle football players enjoy the game.


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Wellington. “I joined in March 2011. I don’t own a horse, but I want to thank Mr. Charlie and Miss Amy Jones greatly for helping me learn to ride. I really like it. I ride LB, a Palomino Quarter Horse, and I rode him in demonstrations at last year’s fair.” Galloway enjoys being part of the Horse Tent team. “We work together and help each other,” she said. “We work with little

kids and teach them about horses. We also help out at the agriculture camp held at the fairgrounds in June and teach about horse handling and safety. This is a very loving team and would help anyone get started working with horses. Riding and being around horses is a lot of work, but it’s very rewarding. Horses have such different personalities, and they bring out your personality. They help you find yourself. They’re amazing.” James would love to see more young people get involved with the Youth Horse Committee. “Horse ownership is not required

to participate in many of the activities at the South Florida Fair Horse Tent,” he said. “During the un-mounted meetings, we explore different breeds, learn about health and care of horses, and work on projects and activities.” The program creates a way for kids to safely explore different ways to enjoy horses. “Kids can help out at the Horse Tent in a variety of ways,” James said. “We can always use volunteers to help explain different things about horses and their care, to help with barn duties, and to exhibit and ride in the demonstrations. This is a fun

way to earn community service hours toward the high school graduation requirement.” In this way, the older kids before mentors for the younger ones. “These active and inspiring kids not only show horses, they’re also leaders and mentors for younger children just getting started,” James said. “They understand the horse industry and have enough energy to make your head spin. A great way to unleash a child’s imagination is to get them on the back of a horse.” “I enjoy being a member of the Youth Horse Committee because you get to make a lot of new

friends,” said Jesse James, 24, daughter of Charlie and Pam. “I’ve been a member for five years, and I’ve learned a lot. We do lots of fun horse events together. Everyone’s welcome to join.” The next unhorsed meeting will take place Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. at Hilary’s Restaurant & Deli at 650 Royal Palm Beach Blvd. in Royal Palm Beach. Anyone interested in participating in this year’s Horse Tent activities at the South Florida Fair, whether youth or adult, are urged to attend. For more information, e-mail Steve Lamerson at

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Saturday, Oct. 5 • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host A “David” Story Time for age 3 and up Saturday, Oct. 5 at 10:30 a.m. Celebrate author/ illustrator David Shannon’s birthday with stories, crafts and fun. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info. • The Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce Roctober Brewfest will be held Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5 and 6 at Bryant Park in Lake Worth. Visit for info. • The Okeeheelee Nature Center (7715 Forest Hill Blvd.) will host Raptor Ecology for all ages Saturday, Oct. 5 at 1 p.m. Learn about the nature center’s resident birds of prey. The cost is $3 per person. Call (561) 233-1400 for reservations. • The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Java Jam for adults Saturday, Oct. 5 at 2 p.m. Coffee will be provided. Call (561) 681-4100 to pre-register. • The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Say Olé to Spanish at Story Time for all ages Saturday, Oct. 5 at 3:30 p.m. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with bilingual stories and songs. Call (561) 681-4100 to pre-register. Sunday, Oct. 6 • Iron Lion Fitness Studio (10660 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington) and the Wellington Runners Club will host a “Ryde-A-Thon” to support the Kids Cancer Foundation on Sunday, Oct. 6. Join instructors on a non-stop ride from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants can cycle as long as they want for donations to the Kids Cancer Foundation. There will be a play area, music, raffles and more. For more info., e-mail • St. Michael Lutheran Church (1925 Birkdale Drive, Wellington) will hold its fifth annual “Paws for a Blessing” on Sunday, Oct. 6 during its second service, which begins at 10:45 a.m. Pets attending must be leashed or confined in a carrier. The event is also a fundraiser for Big Dog Ranch Rescue and the Adopt-A-Cat Foundation. For more info., call Donna Tagg at (561) 3713201 or the church at (561) 793-4999.

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• The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host ¡Viva Mexico! on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. Mariachi Pancho Villa will entertain with favorite tunes from the Mexican mariachi tradition. Call (561) 681-4100 for more info. Monday, Oct. 7 • The Wellington Garden Club will meet Monday, Oct. 7 at the Wellington Community Center (12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd.). The meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. followed by lunch and a program by author and landscape architect Pamela Crawford. RSVP to Carol Coleman at (561) 792-2290. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Art Club for ages 8 and up Monday, Oct. 7 at 4 p.m. Dress to get messy. Call (561) 7906070 for more info. Tuesday, Oct. 8 • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Haunting Hour for ages 9 to 13 on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 3 p.m. Celebrate R.L. Stine’s birthday with a haunting tale or two and crafty, ghoulish fun. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info. • The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Going on a Leaf Hunt for ages 3 to 5 on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 3:30 p.m. Create a leaf collage while going on a scavenger hunt. Listen to songs, stories and rhymes about autumn. Call (561) 681-4100 to pre-register. • The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Sit & Stitch for age 9 and up on Tuesdays, Oct. 8 and 15 at 5 p.m. Learn the fundamentals, work on current projects and share ideas with the group. Call (561) 681-4100 for more info. • The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host The Mad Science Behind Slime for ages 7 to 12 on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 6:30 p.m. Discover different kinds of goo. Dress to get messy. Call (561) 681-4100 to pre-register. • The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host Crochet Club for age 9 and up Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 6:30 p.m. Learn basic stitches and socialize while you work on projects. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register.

• The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Wonders of the Night Sky: Telescope Viewing Session for adults Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m. with the Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches. Call (561) 790-6070 for info. Wednesday, Oct. 9 • The Wellington library will host Festive Fall Lanterns for age 6 and up Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 3 p.m. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info. • The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host A Musical Tour of Latin America on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 6:30 p.m. Call (561) 790-6030 for more info. Thursday, Oct. 10 • The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Friendship Funnies for ages 4 to 7 on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 1:30 p.m. Enjoy early release day by making a comic book while listening to stories. Call (561) 681-4100 to pre-register. • The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host Job Seekers for adults Thursday, Oct. 10 at 2:15 p.m. Use the free career guidance database Career Transitions to create a professional-looking résumé. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Pokémon League for ages 6 to 12 on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 3 p.m. Bring DS or Pokémon cards and get ready to battle, trade and make new friends. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info. • Wellington’s Food Truck Invasion will take place Thursday, Oct. 10 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. • Taste of CityPlace will take place Thursday, Oct. 10 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. with a selection of cocktails and tastings from CityPlace restaurants, entertainment destinations and food-focused shops. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Purchase tickets at CityPlace Guest Services or online at

The Town-Crier • The Palm Beach County College/Career Fair 2013 will take place Thursday, Oct. 10 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the South Florida Fairgrounds. For info., call (561) 434-8820 or e-mail • Fright Nights Scream Park returns to the South Florida Fairgrounds on Thursday, Oct. 10 and continues through Oct. 26 every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with a special Monster Bash Costume Party on Sunday, Oct. 27. Visit www. for more info. • South Florida Science Center & Aquarium (4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach) will hold its third annual Science of Beer & Wine event Thursday, Oct. 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. Learn all about the chemical reactions responsible for making these concoctions. For more info., call Kristina Holt at (561) 370-7740. • The Wellington library will host Pajama Tales for ages 2 to 6 on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. Wind down for the evening with bedtime stories. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info. Friday, Oct. 11 • Royal Palm Beach Cultural Center (151 Civic Center Way) will host a Fall Fashion Show with local seniors modeling outfits Friday, Oct. 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 pm. The show will include lunch, raffle prizes and entertainment. Advance tickets are $15, and $20 at the door. For more info., call (561) 790-5149. • The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host Pipe Cleaner Ninjas for ages 9 to 14 on Friday, Oct. 11 at 4:30 p.m. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register. • The Wellington Amphitheater (12100 W. Forest Hill Blvd.) will present a free screening of Captain America: The First Avenger on Friday, Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Call (561) 753-2484 or visit for more info. 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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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES A/C AND REFRIGERATION JOHN C. HUNTON AIR CONDITIONING & REFRIGERATION, INC.—Service & new installation FPL independent participating contractor. Lic. CAC 057272 Ins. “We are proud supporters of the Seminole Ridge Hawks” 561-798-3225. Family Owned & Operated since 1996. Credit Cards Accepted

CLEANING - HOME/OFFICE WE CLEAN OFFICES & PRIVATE HOMES — Licensed & Insured. Call for an estimate and to schedule your apartment. Discount for Central Palm Beach County Chamber members and to all new clients for first cleaning. 561-385-8243 Lic. #2012-252779 H ello , M y name I s B ren D a — I have lived and cleaned homes in the Western Communities for over 25 Years. Great references. 561-460-8380

COMPUTER REPAIR 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.

DRIVEWAY REPAIR D R I V E W AY S — F r e e e s t i m a t e s A & M ASPHALT SEAL COATING commercial and residential. Patching potholes, striping, repair existing asphalt & save money all work guaranteed. L i c.& In s. 1 0 0 0 4 5 0 6 2 5 61-667- 7716

GRADING MARCINKOSKI GRADALL INC.— Specializing in Dirtwork, Grading for Slopes, Swales, Lakes, Berms, Etc. 40 Ye a r s E x p e r i e n c e . 5 6 1 - 7 3 6 - 8 1 2 2


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 TRIPLE QUALITY PAINTING, INC. — The finest materials, service & price. Painting Exterior & Interior, Pressure Cleaning, Roof, & Patios, Roof Cleaning, Wood Repair & Faux Finishes Lic. # U21140 7 5 4 - 2 4 5 - 0 8 5 9 o r 5 6 1 - 5 5 7 - 3 11 3

EMPLOYMENT WELLINGTON TOWNCAR AND CAB DRIVERS — Full-Time/Part-Time. Seeking dispatcher w/experience as well as retirees welcome. 561-333-0181


DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! — Great pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854

JEREMY JAMES PLUMBING — Licensed plumber, legitimate estimate. Water heaters, new construction. CFC1426242. Bonded Insured. CFC1426242. 561-601-6458

M E D I C A L A S S I S TA N T N E E D ED — Front/Back for Pediatric Office. Part-Time Pediatric Experience Preferred. Ask for Margie. 561-793-3232

PRESSURE CLEANING J&B PRESSURE CLEANING & PAINTING, INC. — Established 1984. All types of pressure cleaning, roofs, houses, driveways, patios etc. Commercial & Residential. Interior & Exterior painting. Certified pressure cleaning & painti n g c o n t r a c t o r. L i c . # U 2 1 5 5 2 C a l l Butch at 309-6975 or visit us at www.

ROOFING MINOR ROOF REPAIRS Don Hartmann R oofing — R o o f p a i n t ing, Carpentry. Lic. #U13677 967-5580 ROBERT G. HARTMANN ROOFING — Specializing in repairs. Free estimates, Bonded,insured. Lic. #CCC 058317 Ph: 561-790-0763. ROOFING REPAIRS REROOFING ALL TYPES — Pinewood Construction, Inc. Honest and reliable. Serving Palm Beach County for over 20 years. Call Mike 561-309-0134 Lic. Ins. Bonded. CGC-023773 RC-0067207

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

REAL ESTATE FOR RENT BREAKERS WEST ESTATE HOUSE — 4 Bedroom, 3.5 Baths, 3 Car Garage, Pool, 1/2 Acre, Gated Community, Immaculate, $3,800 per month. 561-795-0533

HORSE TRAILER HORSE TRAILER 2007 — 2 Horse Aluminum SLT Load, rubbermats, and dressing room carpeted with saddle rack. Bridal Hooks, interior lights. Custom cover included. Pd. $9,000 New in 07 Make offer! 561-7552972 or 561-793-3203 Leave Message.

VOLUNTEERS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS NS OVER 16 YEARS OLD — who want to work at a children’s zoo Sundays 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 561-792-2666


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.



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

SAT. OCT 5TH 7:00 A.M. - 4 P.M. — Africa Mission Trip Fundaiser. Held at Horizon Baptist Church. 12965 Orange Blvd. (Off of Okeechobee/RPB Blvd. N. to orange)

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

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

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

HURRICANE SHUTTERS 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

MASSAGE THERAPY MOBILE MASSAGE THERAPY — Full B o d y S w e d i s h M a s s a g e t o Ta r g e ted Deep Tissue Massage. COUPLES MASSAGE $120 Mention This ad. Call Florence 561-255-8470 Lic#MA 54559

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


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

TREE SERVICE TREES TRIMMED AND REMOVED — 561-798-0412 D.M. YOUNG TREE SERVICE. Family Owned & Operated Lic. & Insured 1992-12121 Visit our website at

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

AUTOMOBILES 1995 Jeep Grand Wrangler — 100 K miles, 5 speed manual transmission, Good for Mudding, drives fine, A/C & AM/FM Radio, $6,500 or best offer 561-201-0700

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