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Volume 34, Number 36 September 6 - September 12, 2013
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Wellington Ballet Theatre Salutes Broadway Sept. 7
This Saturday, the stage of the Crest Theatre at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts will light up with local talent as Wellington Ballet Theatre presents Ballet Off Broadway. Shows are at 3 and 7:30 p.m., and there’s still time to get tickets. Page 3
The Royal Palm Beach Community Band performed a free concert Tuesday, Aug. 27 at the Royal Palm Beach Cultural Center. The music from Jerome Kern featured selections from Chicago , Brigadoon and other Broadway musicals. Shown here, Bill and Karen Parks enjoy the concert with Alfred and Roslyn Topper. MORE PHOTOS, PAGE 5 PHOTO BY DENISE FLEISCHMAN/TOWN-CRIER
Palms West Hospital Hosts Fun, Informative Snack & Learn Session
Palms West Hospital held Snack & Learn on Tuesday, Aug. 27 for parents and children. The hospital’s Snack & Learn series provides information to parents and children about various health conditions and preventative measures in a family friendly environment. Page 10
Escue Polo Hosts Charity Tournament
Escue Polo hosted the Cruz N 4 Chukkers Charity Arena Polo Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 31 to benefit 15-year-old, upand-coming polo player Lucas Cruz in his battle against ameloblastic fibroma. Money raised will be used for Cruz’s chemotherapy and future surgery. Page 17
OPINION Aldi Project Offers Many Reasons For Our Area To Celebrate
Last week, the Village of Royal Palm Beach celebrated the groundbreaking of the longplanned Aldi distribution center. A project many years in the works, the distribution center is a great example of local organizations, business leaders, industry and community leaders working together to bring the right jobs to our area. 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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Lox Groves Council Supports Letting Golf Carts On Roads By Ron Bukley Town-Crier Staff Report By a 3-2 vote, the Loxahatchee Groves Town Council directed its staff Tuesday to draft an ordinance allowing golf carts to be operated on town roads. Florida statutes provide for municipalities to allow golf carts on roads that have been designated for such use, but the municipality must determine that golf carts may travel safely on or cross public roads or streets by considering factors such as the speed, volume and character of motor vehicle traffic also using the road.
Golf carts have a different definition under the statutes than lowspeed vehicles and mini-trucks, which are already allowed as long as they have the required operating equipment, including lights and turn signals, and all-terrain vehicles, which cannot be operated on roads. Discussion of the question had been postponed from the council’s Aug. 20 meeting, where only three council members were present, in order to have full discussion. Vice Mayor Ron Jarriel, who was See GOLF CARTS, page 16
ANIMAL RESCUE EVENT
High-Profile Projects Head To Wellington Boards Next Week
By Lauren Miró Town-Crier Staff Report Next week, Wellington’s advisory boards will hear two issues that have made recent headlines. The Wellington Equestrian Preserve Committee will get to weigh in on the proposed master plan and compatibility determination for Equestrian Village, while the Planning, Zoning & Adjustment Board will hear an appeal regarding a proposed cellular communications tower near the Wellington Marketplace shopping plaza. The public will have a chance to comment on both proposals during meetings at the Wellington Municipal Complex. The Planning, Zoning & Adjustment Board will meet Monday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m., while the Equestrian Preserve Committee will meet Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 6:15 p.m. Though approvals for the 2014 Global Dressage Festival are set, Equestrian Village owners are seeking approval of a compatibility
determination and master plan amendment that would allow the site to operate as a commercial equestrian arena. “There are two parts,” Planning & Development Services Director Tim Stillings said. “The master plan amendment primarily addresses access, and then the commercial equestrian arena determination... will effectively give them permanent approval for events on the site so they won’t have to request annual special permits.” The change would allow the venue to operate year-round, with limited use in the summer. “As part of the determination, they will have to tell us the proposed intensity for the site,” Stillings said. “The events will still be generally between November and April. In the summer, the venue will be used for a riding school and some related training events, but nothing of the magnitude that happens during the equestrian season.”
Stillings said the application does not have any new building construction. A site plan submitted Aug. 1 shows that the site would have a 14,600-square-foot temporary banquet hall with kitchen and restrooms, temporary stalls and a two-story open-air tiki hut. A bridle path surrounds the property. Stillings said a recent change to the site plan would move some parking from the northeast corner of the site closer to the rings on the east end of the property. “They removed the parking that was on the former polo fields,” he said. “They moved it closer to the rings.” Other parking would be available on the southwest corner of the site, as well as near the barns and main arena. This will be the first time plans for the site are heard in a public forum since Wellington Equestrian Partners, which owns the propSee MEETINGS, page 16
Green Market To Make Debut At RPB’s New Commons Park By Anne Checkosky Town-Crier Staff Report There’s a new green market coming to the area this fall. The Royal Palm Beach Green Market & Bazaar will launch Sunday, Oct. 20 at the new Royal Palm Beach Commons Park. It will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Sunday through April 27. The free event will feature many vendors, selling everything from fresh produce to freshly baked bread, artisan foods, jams, jellies and hand-made crafts, according to event organizer Kathy Gilbert. Gilbert is owner of POTTC Event Production & Management. The company also manages Royal Palm Beach’s Fall Fest and Festival of Lights, as well as the Port Salerno Seafood Festival, Florida Pirate Con in Cocoa Beach and nine other pirate festivals throughout the state. “We want to encourage people to come out and enjoy the park and its amenities,” Gilbert said.
The bazaar part of the green market will feature a special guest vendor who’ll be invited to be part of that week’s market, she said. “We plan to mix it up each week,” Gilbert said, adding they are still in the planning stages. In all, there will be 70 vendors at Commons Park each Sunday, Gilbert said. They are still accepting applications for vendor spots and are sifting through the many they’ve already received to come up with a final list prior to the Oct. 20 grand opening. Gilbert expects that vendors will cycle in and out throughout the market’s run. There are a range of vendor options, from farmer/growers (a $20 application fee), for those who produce fresh fruits, herbs, vegetables, flowers, plants and meat, poultry and dairy, to non-growers ($30), which includes those who make baked goods, jams, jellies, coffee and arts and crafts, to premium vendors ($40), which includes procurers of seafood,
ready-to-eat food, beverages and retail products and services. “We’re excited about it,” Royal Palm Beach Parks & Recreation Director Lou Recchio said, noting that there will be plenty of parking, and kids can enjoy the day at the nearby splash fountain. There will also be live entertainment with a DJ spinning tunes for market-goers, and the park is a petfriendly venue. A green market is something the village had been considering since Commons Park opened last March. “It’s a unique setting, and we think it’ll be very successful,” Recchio said. The only Sunday the green market will be closed is Easter Sunday, April 20. For more information, visit www. rpbgreenmarket.com. Potential vendors can click on the vendor tab to fill out an application. Commons Park is located at 11600 Poinciana Blvd., off Royal Palm Beach Blvd., in Royal Palm Beach.
Justin Bartlett Animal Rescue celebrated its membership in the Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 1 at Petsmart in Royal Palm Beach. Shown here, Brave was adopted by Samantha and Max Russo. MORE PHOTOS, PAGE 17 PHOTO BY DENISE FLEISCHMAN/TOWN-CRIER
Indian Trail Board Interviews Six Manager Hopefuls By Ron Bukley Town-Crier Staff Report The Indian Trail Improvement District Board of Supervisors interviewed six candidates for its district administrator/manager position Tuesday, and will make a decision at its Sept. 18 meeting whether to select a manager, narrow the list further or start the process anew. At a meeting Aug. 21, the board narrowed its list of candidates to eight and set interviews for Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 3 and 4, but were able to get through interviews Tuesday for six of the eight candidates. Two of the candidates did not show up. The candidates who interviewed for the post are: Peggy Bertsche, William Gotthelf, Robert Halfhill, Margie Perez, Jamie Titcomb and Special District Services. “We may decide on a short list at the Sept. 18 meeting,” ITID President Jennifer Hager told the TownCrier on Wednesday. “The board hasn’t totally decided. We’re still open to tossing them all out and starting all over, or creating a short list, or choosing, and based on our top three each, we’ll take our at-
torney’s advice and go from there.” Hager said the interviews were a learning process for her. “I’ve always been on the other side of interviewing as a teacher,” she said. “If I was ever able to do this again, I would do a few things differently. It’s hard when you can’t communicate beforehand with the candidates. A person can end up being a different person when the time comes to work with them, so it’s hard, especially in a public forum, to interview them.” Bertsche, a resident of 87th Lane North in The Acreage, is currently assistant controller for Bristol Management Services in Jupiter, where she supervises an accounting staff that manages 250 homeowners’ and condominium associations, according to her résumé. She is a licensed community association manager with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Halfhill, of Pembroke Pines, is public works director for Charlotte County, where he manages 148 employees in road and drainage maintenance, solid waste management, pest management and landSee ITID MANAGER, page 4
Aldi Breaks Ground On Large Distribution Center In RPB
Aldi Breaks Ground — Aldi National Warehouse Coordinator Brian McGee at the Aug. 30 ceremonial groundbreaking. PHOTO BY RON BUKLEY/TOWN-CRIER
By Ron Bukley Town-Crier Staff Report The Aldi grocery store chain officially broke ground on its new $50 million, 650,000-square-foot distribution center in Royal Palm Beach last Friday. While the ceremony was held Aug. 30, construction actually began in June. The small ceremony was attended by Aldi officials, as well as representatives from Royal Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, the State of Florida and the Business Development Board. The project, located on 60 acres at 1171 N. State Road 7, will serve the growing German-based company’s stores in South Florida. It is scheduled to begin operation by 2015, adding about 150 jobs locally, with many more to be added with the completion of new Aldi
stores across the region, company official Chris Hewitt said. Hewitt said that the company, although new to the area, has been in business in the United States since 1976, offering shoppers a steep discount off their grocery bills. “We believe that high quality should be affordable,” he said. “We keep our business operation simple, and we leverage our buying to supply our customers highquality products at affordable prices. Our model is based on efficiency, so we take out all the hidden costs that you often find in other retailers.” There are more than 50 Aldi stores in Florida. Southeast Florida now has nine stores, including one on Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. The new distribution center is designed to serve many
more in the coming years, Hewitt said. “To support this expansion, we offer positions with generous compensation packages above the industry standard,” he said. “In fact, for those employees that work on average 20 hours per week, they receive full insurance benefits as well as dental benefits and 401(k). We’re very pleased with the quality of the people that we have working for us and what we are able to offer to those people.” National Warehouse Coordinator Brian McGee has been involved with the Royal Palm Beach project since its inception several years ago. “I am proud to be standing here today with all you great people as we officially kick off this project,” McGee said, explaining that Aldi See ALDI, page 7
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Council Wants More Cross Access Between SR 7 Developments By Lauren Miró Town-Crier Staff Report Members of the Wellington Village Council approved a plat last week for the Wellington Parc community but cautioned developers that they want to see connectivity between nearby developments. Wellington Parc is a roughly 16acre site on the west side of State Road 7, south of Palomino Park. The new plat would allow for 92 residential lots and one large commercial lot. Though it was not before them, council members were primarily concerned about a lack of connectivity with Palomino Park, where a planned traffic light will be installed to mitigate traffic in the area. Right now, the cross access is tied to the commercial portion of the development, which is slated to be constructed after the residential portion. Councilman John Greene pointed out that cross access to Palomino Park was a requirement in the property’s original master plan. “If we’re going to have 92 homes in that development, it could be a problem [if they can’t access the traffic light],” he said. “It goes back to people doing what is expected, and that’s to develop this cross access.”
But Wellington staff said the council could approve the plat without waiving the requirement for the access point. “I don’t believe we are, in any way, giving up our ability to require that cross-connection [by approving the plat],” Village Manager Paul Schofield said. Councilman Matt Willhite pointed out that the access is dependent on the commercial development. “What obligation do they have to even develop the commercial aspect?” he asked. Village Engineer Bill Riebe said it was driven by the market and need, but pointed out that the council had recently approved a change from office space to medical office space. Willhite noted that there remains a risk the commercial portion would never be built. “They may never build it,” he said. “Then we will never get that cross access and we will have 92 homeowners unable to use the safest way for them to come out of their home and go north.” Riebe said that was a risk, and Willhite asked whether they could require cross access before the commercial portion is developed. Councilwoman Anne Gerwig,
however, said building the connection between the properties wouldn’t be useful if there was no road to connect it. “They will put it in with the commercial portion, because that’s where it’s going to connect,” she said. “If we said to them that they have to build the connector now, it would require them to build part of the [commercial portion]. If we made them build the crossing but not a connector road, then we would have a bridge to nowhere.” Willhite said he thought residents would want to be able to use the traffic light. “I can only think residents will want to connect to the traffic light rather than coming out on [SR 7], which is eight lanes now, and having to make a U-turn to go north,” he said. He noted the point of the light was to make crossing SR 7 safer, especially with new development in the area. “I don’t want the village on the hook later because we didn’t hold the developer accountable,” Willhite said. “I’d like to have the ‘bridge to nowhere’ created for the future cross access for the residents. I have no certainty the developer will build it. My goal is to make this safer for residents.” Willhite said the issue arose
because Palomino Park wants to be reimbursed for building the roundabout that would connect to Wellington Parc once the cross access is built. Greene asked whether the property owners would be able to get rid of the requirement for cross access, and Riebe said it was up to the council. “The only way access can be removed is by the vote of the council,” he said. Greene was concerned about the traffic, noting that drivers would have to travel all the way down near Lake Worth Road to make a U-turn to go north. But surveyor David Linley said the site had received traffic approvals. “They were able to get county approval just using the driveway on the southeast portion of the property,” Linley said. “At that time, there was no guarantee the traffic signal was going to exist. We wanted to make sure it could operate even without the signal.” Ultimately, Vice Mayor Howard Coates said he felt the plat as proposed was acceptable, but cautioned developers that he wanted to see the cross access granted. “It’s not just a matter of building it,” he said. “It’s a matter of
building it and having the right to use it.” Coates asked what would happen if Palomino Park didn’t want to provide cross access. Riebe said it was a condition of its master plan. “They absolutely have to provide cross access,” he said. “They have done their part. The only thing Wellington Parc has to do is pony up their share of the money and sign the access agreement. That cross access has to be granted.” Village Attorney Laurie Cohen said the goal is for both property owners to enter into an agreement, but noted that Wellington Parc does not have to sign the agreement Palomino Park put forward. “We have no ability to force them to sign this access agreement,” she said. “The best we can do is to… place the condition on the commercial parcel.” Willhite suggested the two property owners come together to negotiate an access agreement. Schofield said that although there was no condition that Wellington Parc sign the access agreement, the village could withhold building permits or other necessary approvals until an agreement is reached.
Gerwig pointed out that the issue was not before the council. “This has nothing to do with the plat,” she said. “All of that would be figured out at the next stage.” But Schofield said it was important that both property owners understand the council’s desire to have that access. “There is no flexibility on the requirement of that cross access actually existing,” he said. “I believe what you have accomplished tonight is that you have conveyed, at minimum, that they must sit down and work out an agreement to provide that access.” Greene asked whether they could tie a condition of approval to the plat, but Cohen didn’t recommend it. “I suggest you approve it without conditions,” she said. Schofield suggested that the council direct staff to put the condition on the land development permit for the commercial portion to require the access before building permits will be issued. Coates made a motion to approve the plat without conditions, and Gerwig made a motion to direct staff to require the access before building permits can be issued. Both motions passed unanimously.
Wellington Ballet Theatre Salutes Broadway Sept. 7 In Delray By Lauren Miró Town-Crier Staff Report This Saturday, the stage of the Crest Theatre at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts will light up with local talent as Wellington Ballet Theatre presents Bal-
let Off Broadway. Shows are at 3 and 7:30 p.m., and there’s still time to get tickets. “We’re really looking forward to doing our show and showing off our local talent,” Rocky Duvall said. “It’s going to be a great show.”
Wellington Ballet Theatre dancers practice for this weekend’s show. PHOTO BY STEPHANIE JOYCE
Duvall and his wife, Dorie, are executive directors of Wellington Ballet Theatre. Duvall also serves as artistic director for the Dance Arts Conservatory. Ballerinas will dance to familiar Broadway tunes from classic musicals such as The Sound of Music, West Side Story, Evita and Les Misérables, as well as current works such as Billy Elliot and Newsies!, featuring the Town-Crier. The program showcases dancers from across the area, joined by guest artists Rome and Marina Saladino. “It’s all local talent,” Duvall said. “Everyone is from Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Lake Worth and other communities around here.” Tickets cost $15 through the Crest Theatre Box Office or $19 online. All proceeds benefit Wellington Ballet Theatre. To purchase tickets, call (561) 243-7922 or visit www.delraycenterforthearts.org. The all-ages show is choreographed by Duvall and his wife, along with Melissa Waters, and is sponsored by the Village of Wellington, Dance Arts Conservatory, Arrigo Fiat of West Palm & Sawgrass, Seasons Women’s Care, Rejuvia Medspa,
Symons Family Chiropractic, Floridian Community Bank, the Pediatric Center Inc. and the Steinberg family. Duvall said the dances will be the troupe’s interpretation of the Broadway show. “We’ll be doing single numbers from shows, as well as back-to-back songs,” he said. “Like in West Side Story, where the Jets song goes into ‘I Feel Pretty.’ It’s going to be our own interpretation of the dance routines from the shows. I think the audience will really enjoy it.” Wellington Ballet Theatre is a nonprofit organization that promotes the love of dance and stages dancers ranging from children age 5 and older to adults. There are about 40 dancers in the company. “There are four divisions of our company,” Duvall said. “The 5- to 8-year-olds are trainees, the 8- to 12-year-olds are apprentices, our corps de ballet is made up mostly of teenagers, and then our company dancers are teenagers and young adults.” You do not have to be a member of the Dance Arts Conservatory to join Wellington Ballet Theatre.
“Anyone from other studios can audition to perform with us,” Duvall said. “We try to create performance opportunities for young people here in the community that highlights ballet and contemporary dance. It’s not a competition.” The organization has been around for more than a year, performing for a crowd at the Wellington Amphitheater, among other venues. Duvall said he’d like to see a performing arts center in Wellington. “We have plans drawn up for a 300seat performing arts center,” he said. “We need an indoor venue so we don’t have to deal with the weather. We’re looking toward the future of performing arts in the western communities.” Wellington Ballet Theatre is always seeking help from the community, be it volunteer assistance or donations. Anyone interested can visit www.wellington ballettheatre.org or call (561) 296-1880. “Anyone who wants to support performing arts in the western communities is welcome,” Duvall said. “Contact us and let us know how you’d like to be involved.”
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Aldi Project Offers Many Reasons For Our Area To Celebrate Last week, the Village of Royal Palm Beach celebrated the groundbreaking of the longplanned Aldi distribution center. A project many years in the works, the distribution center is a great example of local organizations, business leaders, industry and community leaders working together to bring the right jobs to our area. The new $50 million, 650,000-square-foot distribution center is located on 60 acres off State Road 7 and will bring more than 150 jobs to our community. That is in addition to dozens of planned Aldi grocery stores set to open not only in Royal Palm Beach, but also throughout South Florida. Though the project is far from finished, all those who helped bring the project to Royal Palm Beach should be proud of their efforts and will no doubt bask in the fruits of their labor when the bustling facility opens its doors. The collaboration between local, county and state leaders has paid off in a big way, and not just for Royal Palm Beach, but for South Florida as a whole. Already, Aldi has more than 50 stores in Florida with many more to come.
Aldi isn’t just going to provide jobs throughout the state, it’s going to offer well-paid positions with benefits that will elevate the quality of life for its employees and hopefully contribute to the quality of life in the surrounding community. This project was the right choice for our area. Not only does Aldi believe in offering its customers and employees great opportunities, it is a company that has been conscious of its impact on the surrounding community. The village was able to work with Aldi to mitigate any worries from nearby residents about light and sound, coming to an amiable agreement. Further, Aldi is designing its structure with the environment in mind, keeping to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards, which will minimize its impact. We commend those at the Business Development Board, the Village of Royal Palm Beach and the county and state for working together to create policies that entice such businesses to our area, as well as incentives for them to choose the western communities. We hope the collaboration will serve as a model for future business endeavors, and also show businesses across the country that our area is a prime place to relocate.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Morelli Responds To Nielsen Letter
Editor’s note: The following letter is in response to the letter “Special Interests At Work Fighting Independent IG,” published last week. Richard Nielsen wrote “special interests are exerting pressure on the county clerk’s office to delay funding.” Perhaps the inspector general would be interested in knowing who these interests are and what they have to gain. A majority of municipalities in Palm Beach County have filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the ordinance that created the Office of the Inspector General. Those who oppose the suit have two weak arguments, neither of which address the merits of the case. The first is that most of the politicians on the local level are corrupt and therefore do not want oversight by the OIG. The second is that most of the local politicians refuse to honor the 72 percent who voted to create the office. The first argument is scurrilous and has no basis in fact. The second argument ignores the fact that the lawsuit does not challenge oversight. It challenges the funding mechanism, which was not approved by any voter. The third argument seems disingenuous. It is that the OIG, for which the county has budgeted millions each year, could be funded by a one-quarter percent surcharge on government contracts and it would not cost taxpayers a cent. If we were to do the math, we would find that governments
would have to spend so much on contracts that it would either bankrupt them or taxes would have to be increased substantially. Frank Morelli Wellington
Haughn: Perhaps My First Letter Was Not Clear
Editor ’s note: The following letter is in response to the letter “Unger Supports Councilman Matt Willhite,” published last week. I, like many in the community, have the greatest respect for George Unger. He is always informed, writes from the heart and has the best interest of the community at all times. Councilman Matt Willhite should feel good about George taking his side on any issue. I personally feel that George Unger has performed an extremely valuable service to this community over the last 20 years by his letters and speaking up at meetings — too many to count. Probably my fault for being inarticulate, but my letter of Aug. 16 missed the point. George was correct in stating that Mr. Willhite voted against the sale of K-Park to Palm Beach State College, and in a letter I congratulated him on that, but it was [former Councilman] Carmine Priore who was the lead person on that council decision. George is also correct in stating that Councilwoman Anne Gerwig and Vice Mayor Howard Coates were ahead in negative votes over the last two years, but when you factor out the Ja-
cobs-Bellissimo issues, Councilman Willhite is always on the losing side of 4-1 or 3-2 votes on all issues facing the village. Mr. Unger also referred to the last elections, with Councilman Willhite winning a second term as proof that he was doing a good job. But to be honest, if I had $500,000 behind me (for the triad) as campaign money in a simple municipal election, I could have beat Jefferson or Lincoln, and Bill Clinton. As some of my peers suggested, I was far too focused on Councilman Willhite and not on the issue at hand, which was the working together of all elements of the community on a plan to move this wonderful community of ours forward in a positive manner. In a recent episode of [MSNBC’s] Morning Joe, the group discussed why metropolitan areas, counties and cities have come together and been successful, when state and federal politicians have come to a stalemate on every issue. Business leaders, politicians, union officials, environmentalists, recreation leaders, senior activists and all sectors of communities have come together and forged an alliance to fund and move their community forward despite gridlock at the other levels. This is where Councilman Willhite falls short; he seems to be unable to compromise or work with his peers to achieve a consensus on issues vital to this community. Councilman Willhite’s constant attempt to find fault within staff (and you will always find some fault in an organization this big if you look long enough) has
terrorized staff and employees who fear for their jobs. Mayor Bob Margolis said it best: “Many of staff seem reluctant to give information or work with council members or residents on any issue.” Mayor Margolis seems to have pin-pointed these problems and wants to work on them, while Councilman Willhite is off on another tangent after initializing the workshop on firing the village manager. If Mr. Willhite really wants to assist residents in saving money and reducing the load of government on us, he can begin by reducing the onerous fire-rescue fees levied on the residents, which exceed even the entire Village of Wellington real estate tax on all the benefits we receive from the village. This far exceeds the small amount of benefits the department provides to residents. So after two terms, as he continues to intimidate staff, continues to attempt to micromanage the day to day activities of the village, I submit that Councilman Willhite is not part of the solution but a large part of the problem, as he refuses to compromise or work with those he opposes. Steve Haughn Wellington
Banks Take Advantage Of Students
In the government guaranteed student loan program, or Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL), the banks were the “middle man” between the government and the
student. Later on, the government instituted the direct loan program to add competition and save taxpayer dollars. Initially it did just that and the rules and regulations helped assure an equitable relationship between the bank and government. However, over time the banks engaged in fiduciary rewards (payola) to various schools and universities to use their bank exclusively. As with all schemes, it grew bigger and bigger, bilking the taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars over the years. However, each year banks spent (tax deductible) millions of dollars on huge conferences, advertisements, promotional material and fiduciary incentives to lure businesses and schools to their loan process. When President Obama took office, he successfully pushed to reverse this loan policy and remove the middleman, saving a huge amount of taxpayer money. The Wall Street banksters’ student loan cash cow was eliminated and the GOP big-biz cheerleaders are not happy. Pay attention to history; Wall
Street’s policy of greed over patriotism is destroying this country. GOP student loan obstructionism is intended to make it harder and, for some lower-income/middleclass kids, impossible to get an education that will give them some kind of competitive edge in today’s global market. It guarantees that advantage only for the rich and for our international competition. Every other major power in the world guarantees and promotes free education to their kids to gain this advantage. Not the USA. We’re No. 1 — in foolishness — and that’s why other countries are running all over America. The GOP loves to scream free market, free market, free market! How are these deprived kids supposed to contend with foreign competitors who are not hobbled by this GOP policy and a huge loan debt like our kids are? These banksters sold us out before and they’ll do it again. And the GOP has the nerve to call themselves patriots. The gall! Jude Smallwood Royal Palm Beach
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PBSO Commander Plans Open-Container Law Enforcement In Groves By Ron Bukley Town-Crier Staff Report Open beverage container violations at A&G Market in Loxahatchee Groves should be a thing of the past now that questions about the law have been resolved between Palm Beach County, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and the Town of Loxahatchee Groves, according to Lt. David Combs, commander for PBSO’s Acreage/Loxahatchee substation. Some town residents had complained that they felt intimidated when going to the market, especially on payday when crowds of largely migrant workers would loiter in the area drinking beer. Combs said he also worried about the workers, who get their paychecks cashed at a nearby check-cashing store, becoming robbery victims, which has happened. Deputies had been in a quandary about the town’s open-container law, which it adopted unchanged from the county’s ordi-
continued from page 1 fill operations. He has a master’s degree in public administration from National University in San Diego and a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of West Florida. Gotthelf, a resident of 74th Street North, has lived in The Acreage since 1977 and served on the ITID board from 1990 to 2002. While he was ITID president, he oversaw the paving of almost 35 miles of roads and construction of seven parks, and was construc-
nance. Combs said questions arose whether the ordinance was still enforceable under the town’s jurisdiction. “Every few months it kicks up a little bit,” Combs told the TownCrier on Tuesday. “We’ve had a problem in the past with folks who go into the market and drink a little bit too much. They even put tables around outside and had music out there a couple of years ago. We asked them not to do that, because we were getting complaints from the town.” Combs said patrols have been stepped up in the area, which has minimized the activity, but that a definitive answer on enforcing the open-container law was still lacking. Language and ethnic barriers also posed a problem. “There’s the store owners, the store workers, the store clients, and they’re all completely different,” he said. “They’re literally from different parts of the world, so if you talk to one, it gets a little bit lost.
What we did was try to get them all on the same page.” Combs said he goes into A&G occasionally just to buy a pack of gum and say hello. He also works closely with a deputy in the chaplain’s unit, José Rendon, who is Hispanic and can communicate with the workers. “He’s a native Spanish speaker,” Combs said. “He’s a wonderful man. He’s done a lot, not only with the migrant ministries.” Acts II Church had a migrant outreach program at one time, but it was discontinued when funding ran out. “José is trying to set up a ministry meeting at one of the other churches just to bring the ministers from the migrant community, and it gives me the opportunity to speak to a community that normally wouldn’t necessarily speak to me,” Combs said. “I want to present myself as not being their adversary but being an ally, because they’re part of my community.”
The issue with the A&G Market and the area in general has been with enforcing a county ordinance in the Town of Loxahatchee Groves. But recently, Combs got the county and town attorneys and PBSO legal staff to agree that when the town incorporated, it adopted the county ordinance. “Since then, they have adopted some of their own, but there is none that conflict,” he said, explaining that the county’s opencontainer law had been adopted unchanged by the town. At a recent meeting, he said the interpretation by the attorneys is a major breakthrough for enforcement. “We ran into some problems because the town was unincorporated at the time and had adopted the county’s ordinances, and then the town adopted its own ordinances and there was a question about the legality,” Combs said during a report to the Loxahatchee Groves Landowners’ Association.
tion manager for the district during those projects. In personal information on his résumé, Gotthelf stated that he has a thorough knowledge of The Acreage and understands how special districts work, as well as the interlocal agreements ITID has with other governments. He is the owner of Mayfair Builders and has an MBA from Florida International University and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Miami. Perez, of West Palm Beach, is chief financial officer for the Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Academy, a private, nonprofit school that teaches kindergarten through eighth grade, where she has worked since
2008. She oversees operation of the business office, including cash flow and management, accounts payable, payroll and benefits, records, donations, human resources and risk management. Perez was deputy district administrator and finance director for ITID from 2005 to 2008, managing the daily operations of the district. She graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and received her certified public accountant’s license in 1998. Titcomb, anAtlantis resident, is chairman of the Workforce Alliance of Palm Beach County and founder-president of Govtechnics, a consulting company. He was in-
terim town manager for the Town of Lake Park from February to July 2012 and manager of the Village of North Palm Beach from July 2011 to January 2012. Before that, he was executive director of the Palm Beach County League of Cities from February 1999 to June 2011. Special District Services is a private management firm with a staff of 17 that manages 75 special districts in Florida, founded in 1993. The executive management team is Chairman Peter L. Pimentel and President Todd “Woody” Wodraska. Pimentel is a former executive director of the Northern Palm Beach County Improvement District, while Wodraska sits on the Jupiter Town Council.
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“For the past few years,” he continued, “I’ve been trying to get [legal staff] to make a decision, and this year I took another run at them, and I’m happy to report to you that the county attorney, the Sheriff’s Office attorney and the Town of Loxahatchee Groves attorney have all agreed that the town has no conflicting ordinance, and because the town accepted the ordinance of 2006, and because the ordinance has not changed, it is considered to be frozen in time, and therefore is considered to be a town ordinance and applicable.” Combs said he has been working with the plaza on some other issues there, including getting the check-cashing store to improve security. “Now we’re going to start a lit-
tle bit of education, we’re going to see how these apply and we’re going to just start arresting people under the county ordinance,” he said, explaining that open-container law violations are minor arrests. “For me that’s really good news,” Combs said. “That’s a really big deal to me. It gives me a tool. It’s not the only tool, but it’s a big one if I have to use it.” Combs said he would prefer education and compliance, but must be able to arrest people who don’t comply. “Now I have that arrow in my quiver, and my deputies and supervisors have that as well, so hopefully we can get a little relief when it gets difficult,” Combs said.
‘Survival In Sarajevo’ Exhibit Opens Sept 9 The School District of Palm Beach County will open the exhibit “Survival in Sarajevo” at the Fulton-Holland Educational Services Center on Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. Students, teachers, administrators and community members are invited to attend. The exhibit tells the story of a small group of community members made up of Holocaust survivors, Serbian Muslims and Croatian Catholics who helped to save Sarajevo during the longest siege in modern history during the 1990s. When government failed, civil society found a way. Guided by Holocaust survivors and their children, they stood shoulder to shoulder with their neighbors, and shared with them a lesson Jews in Europe had been learning for centuries: how to survive.
Keith Oswald, assistant superintendent of curriculum and learning support will be the opening speaker, followed with remarks by Dr. Rose Gatens of the Florida Atlantic University Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education and Roz Lewy, president of inSIGHT: Fighting Prejudice Through Education. There will be a screening of the short film Survival in Sarajevo and a Skype interview with Edward Serotta, director of Centropa. Light refreshments will be served. The exhibit will be at the school district’s main offices for a month and then travel to two local high schools with student docents. The Fulton-Holland Educational Services Center is located at 3300 Forest Hill Blvd., West Palm Beach.
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ROYAL PALM BEACH COMMUNITY BAND CONCERT HONORS BROADWAY MUSIC The Royal Palm Beach Community Band performed a free concert Tuesday, Aug. 27 at the Royal Palm Beach Cultural Center. The music from Jerome Kern featured selections from Chicago, Brigadoon and other Broadway musicals. The band will next hold a spooktacular Halloween-themed concert Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. For more info., call (561) 790-5149. PHOTOS BY DENISE FLEISCHMAN/TOWN-CRIER
Conductor Ben Skinner leads the members of the Royal Palm Beach Community Band.
Vera Levine, Maria Couzzo, Rae Spitalnik and Shirley Rich.
Claudia and Victor McBarnette with Alice and C.S. Stearns.
Rhoda Friedenberg, Phyllis Keller, Elaine and Jack Untracht.
Gerry and Eugene Houghton enjoy the evening.
Sandra Beck amuses the guests.
WELLINGTON REGIONAL ENCOURAGES HEALTHY HEART HABITS AT HEALTH FAIR
Wellington Regional Medical Center hosted its Healthy Heart Health Fair & Forum on Wednesday, Aug. 28. The health fair was designed to increase awareness about heart disease prevention and treatment. Free blood pressure and cholesterol screenings were offered, and guests enjoyed lunch-and-learn lectures on heart disease. PHOTOS BY DENISE FLEISCHMAN/ TOWN-CRIER
Dr. Michael Lakow talked about heart disease prevention.
Dr. Alexander Chernobelsky talks about heart disease treatment during a lunch-and-learn lecture.
Regis Wenham gets her blood pressure taken by Director of Cardiopulmonary Services Dr. Dennis Holloway.
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By Lauren MirĂł Town-Crier Staff Report SEPT. 2 â€” A deputy from the Palm Beach County Sheriffâ€™s Office substation in Wellington was called to Scottâ€™s Place playground Monday morning regarding an act of vandalism. According to a PBSO report, sometime between 5 p.m. last Sunday and 9 a.m. the following morning, someone vandalized a picnic table. According to the report, the perpetrator(s) placed a plastic bottle in the umbrella holder of one of the tables and then lit it on fire. The plastic burned into the table, causing approximately $400 in damage. There were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report. â€˘â€˘â€˘ AUG. 28 â€” An employee of the WalMart Supercenter on Belvedere Road called the PBSO substation in Royal Palm Beach last Wednesday to report a theft. According to a PBSO report, at approximately 1:15 p.m. the employee was driving around the rear of the building when he observed four white males picking up a cardboard bale and loading it into a white 1997 Ford F-150. According to the report, the employee told the suspects that they could not take the cardboard, but the suspects got into the truck and fled. WalMart gets money for each bale of recycled cardboard. According to the report, the theft was caught on video surveillance cameras, and the deputy was able to get a license plate number. There was no further information available at the time of the report. AUG. 28 â€” A resident of Lake Worth called the PBSO substation in Royal Palm Beach last Wednesday afternoon to report a suspicious incident. According to a PBSO report, the woman, who works in the village, received a phone call at approximately 4:45 p.m. from an unknown person who said he was representing Verizon Wireless. According to the report, the person said he was doing some changes to local cell phone towers and asked for the victimâ€™s personal information to avoid her service being cut off. The victim gave the suspect her address, but when he pressed her for more information, she told him she was not comfortable since he called her. According to the report, the man then became angry. The victim hung up and called Verizon to ask about the call, but the representative warned her it was a scam and the company does not contact customers for their information. The deputy attempted to call the suspect, but did not make contact. There was no further information available at the time of the report. AUG. 29 â€” A woman contacted the PBSO substation in Royal Palm Beach last Thursday to report a theft. According to a PBSO report, the victimâ€™s son was at the Royal Palm Beach Recreational Center on Aug. 23 and placed his backpack on the bleachers. Sometime between 4 and 6:30 p.m., someone removed his iPhone 4 from the bag. The victimâ€™s son noticed the phone missing when he returned home. According to the report, the victim traced the phone to a West Palm Beach location, but had not recovered it. The phone was valued at approximately $500. There were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report. AUG. 29 â€” A deputy from the PBSO substation in Royal Palm Beach was called to a home in Counterpoint Estates last Thursday morning regarding a theft.
According to a PBSO report, the victim had guests at her home on Saturday, Aug. 24 at approximately 7 p.m. and later discovered several pieces of jewelry missing. The victim said one of the guests, who she did not know, became sick and fell asleep in her bedroom. Last Thursday, the victim noticed six pieces of jewelry, including several rings and necklaces, were missing. DNA evidence was taken at the scene, but there was no further information available at the time of the report. AUG. 31 â€” An employee of the NuVista skilled nursing facility called the PBSO substation in Wellington last Saturday night to report a theft. According to a PBSO report, the victim placed her Coach purse in a hall cupboard at approximately 2:30 p.m. When she returned at the end of her shift approximately seven hours later, her purse was missing. The victim had placed a sweater over the purse. According to the report, the purse contained the victimâ€™s debit cards, checkbook, wallet with her driverâ€™s license, Social Security card and house keys. According to the report, a similar incident had occurred recently. There was no further information available at the time of the report. SEPT. 2 â€” A deputy from the PBSOâ€™s Acreage/Loxahatchee substation was dispatched Monday to a home on B Road regarding an act of vandalism. According to the report, sometime between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. last Saturday, someone smashed the victimâ€™s metal mailbox. The victim did not know why someone would want to damage his mail box, but was concerned that his mail had been spilled into the roadway. The mail box was valued at approximately $30. There were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report. SEPT. 2 â€” A resident of Tangelo Blvd. called the PBSOâ€™s Acreage/Loxahatchee substation Monday to report a suspicious incident. According to a PBSO report, last Sunday morning, the victim discovered his gate had been removed from its post and thrown in the canal. The victim said his neighbor reported hearing an unusual noise coming from the victimâ€™s yard last Saturday night at approximately 11:30 p.m., but did not see anything suspicious. According to the report, the neighborâ€™s dogs began to bark at an unknown source. The victim said a similar incident occurred about a month ago. According to the report, the victim believes the perpetrator(s) removed the gate to cut through nearby properties with all-terrain vehicles. There were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report. SEPT. 2 â€” A Wellington man and West Palm Beach woman were arrested Monday afternoon on charges of shoplifting from the American Eagle store in the Mall at Wellington Green. According to a PBSO report, a deputy from the Wellington substation responded to the store after 28-year-old Trinity Clendening and 27-year-old Jennifer Dice were caught stealing from the store. According to the report, a loss prevention officer observed them select several items of clothing and attempt to leave the store without paying. The stolen items were valued at $300.49. Clendening and Dice were taken to the Palm Beach County Jail. Clendening was charged with petty theft, while Dice was charged with grand theft.
Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County is asking for the publicâ€™s help in finding these wanted fugitives: â€˘ Bruce Knapp is a white male, 5â€™10â€? and weighing 180 lbs., with a bald head and brown eyes. He has multiple tattoos. His date of birth is 09/25/82. Knapp is wanted for failure to appear on charges of fleeing or attempting to elude a marked police car, driving with a suspended license and resisting a police officer. His last known address was Martin Avenue in Greenacres. He is wanted as of 08/ 29/13. Bruce Knapp â€˘ Jeffrey Jean-Guillaume is a black male, 5â€™8â€? tall and weighing 160 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes. His date of birth is 08/15/95. Jean-Guillaume is wanted for violation of probation on charges of sale of marijuana. His last known addresses were Venture Way in Boynton Beach and Polo Lakes Drive in Wellington. He is wanted as of 08/29/ 13. Remain anonymous and you may be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward. Call Crime Stoppers at (800) 458-TIPS (8477) or visit www.crimestopperspbc.com. Jeffrey Jean-Guillaume THE INFORMATION FOR THIS BOX IS PROVIDED BY CRIME STOPPERS OF PALM BEACH COUNTY. CRIMESTOPPERS IS WHOLLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENT SHOWN HERE.
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Food Truck Invasion Launches At Royal Palm Beach High School By Anne Checkosky Town-Crier Staff Report On Tuesday, Sept. 3, Food Truck Invasion hit Royal Palm Beach High School for the first time, and organizers are hoping the event proves so successful, it becomes a regular event. Look for the food trucks the first and third Tuesdays of each month from 5 to 9 p.m. on the RPBHS campus at 10600 Okeechobee Blvd. The idea was born last year, when the high school hosted the annual convention of the Florida Association of Student Councils, said Justin Arnone, student council adviser and activities director at the school. With 1,200 kids to feed for that event, the concept of having food
trucks on campus was appealing, and it worked. So when discussing potential fundraisers for this school year, students were excited about hosting regular Food Truck Invasion nights on campus, Arnone said. “It was really the kids’ idea,” he said. He called the turnout for the first event decent, and said he hopes it will grow so they can continue hosting it throughout the school year. “It will only get bigger,” Arnone predicted. There were 20 trucks at the Sept. 3 event, featuring everything from vegetarian fare to burgers, Asian and Jamaican foods. To get started, Arnone began checking out different food truck events, such as those offered at Royal Palm Beach Commons Park
and the Wellington Amphitheater, for example. That’s when he realized that trying to reach out to individual trucks would be a daunting task. Enter Steve Simon, owner of Miami-based Food Truck Invasion, which coordinates food truck events all across South Florida. Simon met with Arnone and agreed to take on the RPBHS event. On any given weekday, there are three to five food-truck events taking place somewhere in South Florida, said Simon, who explained that he incorporated Food Truck Invasion in 2011 but was organizing events prior to that. The trucks donate a flat rate to schools, based on the number of
trucks at an event, he said. He said that plenty of schools all over South Florida raise money using Food Truck Invasion. So how does he decide which trucks will or won’t be at an event? “Experience over the years helps, but I like to be fair to those wanting to attend, so I rotate them,” Simon said. Arnone said 20 trucks are about ideal for RPBHS, although the campus could accommodate up to 30. For the next Food Truck Invasion, set for Sept. 17 in the east parking lot, he hopes to get word out using the Palm Beach County School District’s automated call system, which reaches out to families with important or timely information. Arnone was unable to use
that system to get the word out about the Sept. 3 event, which probably contributed to the lower numbers, he said. He’ll also try to cook up some extra participation by getting the word out to nearby feeder elementary and middle schools. Arnone, who has been at RPBHS for the past seven years, said what he really wants is for people to come out to the campus and have a good time. “It’s a very family friendly event, and we have a DJ, as well,” Arnone said. Vendors who’d like to be considered for the Food Truck Invasion can visit www.foodtruck invasion.com and fill out an application, Simon said. For more on the Royal Palm
Beach High School Food Truck Invasion, visit www.rpbhs.org under the upcoming events section. For a complete calendar of South Florida food truck events, visit www.foodtruckinvasion.com.
RPB Council Expands Education Board Role With Some Caveats By Ron Bukley Town-Crier Staff Report The Royal Palm Beach Village Council on Tuesday extended the length of terms for members of the Education Advisory Board and directed that the board have a designee monitor and report on school board meetings. However, a new policy was developed to forbid board members from working for or holding certain positions with the school district. Vice Mayor Jeff Hmara, the council’s liaison to the panel, had asked for terms comparable to other such boards, and that a member be authorized to monitor school board meetings.
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continued from page 1 did meticulous research before coming to a decision on the location in Royal Palm Beach. “Aldi prides itself on being thorough in all that we do, and the process of identifying the right site for a regional corporate office and distribution center like this was no exception. We definitely ended up in the right location.” In addition to bringing goodpaying jobs, McGee said the building and surrounding property will be attractively designed and landscaped. “It has got warm earth tones. It’s a tilt-up building with lots of glass and will blend very nicely with the Florida environment,” he said. Landscaping will be in keeping with LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards and designs, and trees will be used as a visual buffer. McGee said that village staff was very supportive in helping guide Aldi through the approval process, as well as county officials, State Rep. Mark Pafford (DDistrict 86) and State Sen. Joseph Abruzzo (D-District 25). He also credited Business Development Board President Kelly Smallridge for ensuring that Aldi ended up in Palm Beach County. Royal Palm Beach Mayor Matty Mattioli said Aldi’s locating in Royal Palm Beach is a major economic boost for the area. “I’ve been in the county for 30 years, and never dreamed that Aldi would come to Royal Palm Beach,” Mattioli said, adding that Smallridge, Village Manager Ray Liggins and Royal Palm Beach staff spent many hours closing the deal “I’m very delighted to welcome everyone to this very important day for Aldi and the Village of Roy-
Councilman David Swift asked that the resolution be pulled from the consent agenda, requesting that Hmara clarify its purpose. Hmara said the Education Advisory Board had discussed the changes at a recent meeting. “There were a couple of items that I wanted to bring to the council,” he said, citing the possibility of extending the term from one year to two years to provide some continuity from year to year. “The other issue that I brought up was the notion of having at least one member attend the school board meetings periodically and reporting the highlights of activities that are underway or issues that might be al Palm Beach, a day we have been waiting for and are happy to be part of. This groundbreaking is pivotal in the village’s history and hope for the future.” County Commissioner Jess Santamaria, a resident of Royal Palm Beach, said he had no hesitancy about bringing Aldi to the area after learning more about the company. “I have been here since March of 1974, and over the 40 years that I have been here, many good things have happened to the community,” Santamaria said. “I have to honestly tell you, you are among the best things that have happened to Palm Beach County and especially the Village of Royal Palm Beach. We have great schools and great hospitals, but you count among the top 10.” Santamaria said it was a pleasure seeing the project come to fruition. “I have full confidence that you will be sensitive to the residential area next door,” he said. “As long as you take care not to infringe on the quality of life of the residents, which I feel confident you will, I am sure that you will be more than welcome by all of us members of the community. You will be an asset to the community, and we will be an asset to you as well.” Curt Siegmeister, southeast regional director for Gov. Rick Scott, said that the governor had asked him to extend personal thanks to Hewitt and McGee for everything Aldi is doing to meet the statewide goals of getting Florida back to work. “It just goes to show how there are big things happening in not only Florida but Palm Beach County, especially. It is fantastic to see a company like Aldi, whose reputation precedes itself, move and expand not only in our state, but in the county in which I grew up,” Siegmeister said. “They are part of the reason Florida has its lowest unemployment rate in five years.”
of interest to Royal Palm Beach,” Hmara said. Swift said that he supported the idea, but cautioned Hmara to be careful. “It appears that we’re expanding the scope of the board, which I think is a good thing,” he said, before pointing out that it wasn’t too that long ago where a similar effort led some board members to overreach. “We kind of expanded the scope, and some people ran away with it.” Swift said that a board with expanded authority would need to exclude people who might then have a conflict of interest. “What you’re trying to do I think is a good thing, but I would
like to make a suggestion for the membership,” he said. “The membership should be open to all village residents with the exception of those residents who are an employee of the school board or funded by the school board.” He also suggested excluding anyone who is a member of any school board panel or committee. “We had some problems with the people who sat up here, who they represented,” Swift said. “If you wonder why we had a problem with Royal Palm Beach High School and the boundaries, we went down the wrong path, and I’m trying not to do that again.” Swift suggested grandfathering in current members of the board,
but setting new membership rules for new appointees. “We need to solve this issue if we’re going to expand it, and I apologize, but that is the history of it,” he said. Mattioli agreed with Swift and added that the board should expand its efforts to be in contact with local parent-teacher associations, as well as the area’s school board member, Marcia Andrews, who lives in Royal Palm Beach. Hmara said that Andrews regularly attends Education Advisory Board meetings. He credited his predecessor, Councilman Richard Valuntas, with giving the board an expanded role. “I was hoping to take another step,” Hmara said. “I do not want to repeat something
that has been a problem, so I understand.” He said he would have no problem with the conditions that Swift suggested for board membership. Village Manager Ray Liggins asked whether the condition that an advisory board member not be on a school board committee might be too broad. “That could describe anybody who gets involved in their kid’s education on a PTA or a recreation board,” Liggins said. Councilman Fred Pinto suggested that members specifically be excluded from the district’s boundaries committee, and the others agreed. The council then approved the new Education Advisory Board policies unanimously.
(Clockwise from top left) Aldi Vice President Chris Hewitt discusses the project; County Commissioner Jess Santamaria thanks Aldi for working with the community; Mayor Matty Mattioli welcomes Aldi to the community; and Royal Palm Beach Councilman Fred Pinto chats with Business Development Board President & CEO Kelly Smallridge as dignitaries gather for the groundbreaking. PHOTOS BY RON BUKLEY/TOWN-CRIER
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PALMS WEST HOSPITAL HOSTS FUN AND INFORMATIVE SNACK & LEARN SESSION Palms West Hospital held Snack & Learn on Tuesday, Aug. 27 for parents and children. The hospital’s Snack & Learn series provides information to parents and children about various health conditions and preventative measures in a family friendly environment. Children enjoyed playing educational games, while parents attended an informative session. For more info., visit www.palmswesthospital. com. PHOTOS BY LAUREN MIRÓ/TOWN-CRIER
Occupational therapist Alyson Earnhardt, speech pathologist Margarita Avila and pediatrician Dr. Lily Wiedrich.
Luis Reyes tries to nail a strike.
Angelina Reyes listens to her bear’s heartbeat in the Teddy bear clinic.
Aracely Reyes checks out her bear’s eyesight.
Nicole Damico, child life specialist, sets up the activities.
Luis Reyes tries out the stethoscope on Kevyn Patino.
SHRED 4 ED AT COURTYARD SHOPS RAISES MONEY FOR WELLINGTON SCHOOLS
The Courtyard Shops at Wellington held a Shred 4 Ed event Saturday, Aug. 31 in the plaza’s parking lot. For each container brought for shredding, a donation was made to a Wellington school of the person’s choosing. Another event will be held Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more info., visit www.courtyardshopsatwellington.com. PHOTOS BY DENISE FLEISCHMAN/TOWN-CRIER
Mike Kaye, UPS Store owner Mark Rosenthal and Michael Andrito welcome paper donors.
Hayden and Lisa Pontius with their papers to shred.
Paper is loaded up in preparation for shredding.
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Local Schools Host TKA’s Fifth Annual Lion Run A Big Success Spanish Teachers The School District of Palm Beach County recently announced that 15 teachers from Spain are in schools around Palm Beach County joining local duallanguage program teachers who provide instruction in Spanish and English. The Department of Multicultural Education’s Sandra MedranoArroyo said the teachers typically teach in the county for about years. “That’s about the time frame of their visas, but while they’re here, they enhance our students’ learning experiences by incorporating their culture, traditions and history into everyday lessons,” she said. The two men and 13 women are teaching a cross section of subjects across a variety of grade levels at Berkshire, Greenacres, New Horizons, North Grade and Hagen Road elementary schools; Lake Worth and Okeeheelee middle schools; and John I. Leonard High School. The International Spanish Academy is part of the dual-lan-
guage program. The academy, which is certified by the Ministry of Education of Spain, is composed of New Horizons, Berkshire and Greenacres elementary schools, Okeeheelee Middle School, and John I. Leonard High School. Okeeheelee Middle School Principal Dr. David Samore said his faculty represents 17 different countries. “Our school values a global perspective and this is best accomplished by having a global faculty,” he said. “Our visiting teachers from Spain are excellent, experienced educators who add a great deal to our school and are undeniably assets.” There are a total of 23 district elementary, middle and high schools that offer the dual-language program. Some district teachers have visited Spain to participate in the Ministry of Education of Spain’s master’s degree programs. The feebased programs are held during the summer months and take two years to complete.
The King’s Academy recently held the fifth annual TKA Lion Run 5K and Kids’ Run. It was a huge success with 264 die-hard runners participating, ranging in age from 4 through 76. The Kids’ Run included a 1-lap route around the track where the kids raced against the TKA lion mascot. The 5K race took place on TKA’s 60-acre campus and included a multi-surface, off-road course. Awards were presented to firstplace overall male and female winners, John Reback (17:36.5) and Gina Donato (21:39.3). Claudia Garrell of Wellington (23:27.6) and Fred Dolan of South Dakota (19:00.3) were the firstplace winners in the Master’s Division. TKA students also performed
campus, its leaders and its wide variety of academy programs. Parents can also meet their students’ teachers and learn more about the classes.
Gina Donato (right) with other top female winnes.
TKA student John Prieschl took first in his division.
O’Brien Nominated For Presidential Award
Seminole Ridge Open House Sept. 10 Seminole Ridge High School will hold its annual open house event Tuesday, Sept. 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. All parents are welcome to attend and learn more about the
well in the race. Fifth-grader Mackenzie Weisz (22:26.3), seventhgrader John Priesch (19:57.7) and junior Payton Campbell (23:15.4) each took first place in their respective divisions. The Kids’ Fun Run was won by TKA fourth-grader Mia Rodriguez. TKA thanks Braman Honda, Whole Foods Market and all the event’s sponsors. All proceeds from this event benefit the King’sAcademy’s Annual Fund and its mission to graduate Christian leaders. The King’s Academy is a nationally recognized private Christian school serving approximately 1,200 students from preschool through 12th grade. More information about the school is available online at www. tka.net.
Robin O’Brien is one of three state finalists for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). The awards are the highest honors bestowed by the United States government specifically for K-12 mathematics and science (including computer science) teaching. “This is a tremendous honor for Robin and is reflective of all of her hard work and dedication to her students,” said Diana Snider, the
sixth through 12th grade mathematics program planner. Last year, O’Brien taught mathematics at Seminole Ridge High School. Prior to the 2012-13 school year, she taught mathematics at Royal Palm Beach High School. Currently, O’Brien is working in the Department of Secondary Curriculum on the Secondary Mathematics curriculum team. The state winner will be announced in the spring and receives
an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., and is honored by the president. The award recognizes teachers who develop and implement highquality instructional programs that are informed by content knowledge and enhance student learning. Since the program’s inception, more than 4,200 teachers have been recognized for their contributions in the classroom and to their profession.
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Local Band Making Faces To Represent U.S. At International Festival In China
Alex Ng, Andre Ferreira and Devin Wallace.
Area Teens Donate Backpacks To West Palm School Western communities teens Alex Ng, Andre Ferreira and Devin Wallace recently made their sixth annual backpack donation to Pleasant City Elementary School in West Palm Beach. The trio visited Pleasant City in December 2006 with toys for the children during the holidays and saw many of the children carrying their books in plastic Publix shopping bags and felt a need to help. They spent the summer of 2007 collecting backpacks for the school and thus started an annual project. The three collected backpacks every year together while they at-
tended Crestwood Middle School but parted ways when Ng went on to the pre-vet program at Wellington High School and Ferreira and Wallace headed to Royal Palm Beach’s medical program. But that did not stop them. The trio managed to keep in touch and still manage to help collect backpacks with help from schoolmates each year. This year a special thanks goes out to the Tivoli Reserve Community. The community gathered together and helped collect boxes of school supplies to put into the donated backpacks.
Longhofer Heads To Entrepreneurial Championship
other American college entries to walk away with the U.S. National Enactus Championships for the third time. This year, Flagler’s Enactus chapter took top honors in the national competition by launching and implementing five instructional programs for youthful prison inmates in St. Augustine at the St. Johns Juvenile Correctional Facility and the Hastings Youth Center. The unique, successful effort was designed to combat recidivism and enable the young offenders to transition upon their release to meaningful employment. Enactus teams, like those at Flagler, seek to create authentic economic opportunities in their local communities by organizing effective, practical outreach projects focusing on market realities, entrepreneurship, financial skills and
Wellington resident and Flagler College honor student Dean Longhofer will be a key member of the St. Augustine-based institution’s winning team going to Cancun, Mexico this month to compete for the coveted Enactus World Cup. They will be challenging teams of aspiring young entrepreneurs from colleges and universities representing 37 other nations. Enactus, which stands for Entrepreneurs In Action, is a prestigious, nonprofit global organization of student, academic and business leaders that promotes entrepreneurialism and social responsibility. Longhofer sparked the Flagler College team that outclassed 500
Local band Making Faces was recently selected to perform at an international music festival in China, where they are on tour through Sept. 7. An agent who is connected to the cultural council in Hunan saw them at Sunfest in May as they rocked the main stage, opening for Barenaked Ladies, and encouraged them to submit an application to the festival. They were selected to represent the United States as the only American rock band among 26 other acts from different countries. The festival takes place in Zhangjiajie, the same city that the movie Avatar used as its “mystical city of Pandora” in which the national forest there boasts breathtaking views, unique trees and a mountainous landscape. “We can’t wait to make an impact on China,” said John DeMatteo, vocalist/guitarist of the band “This is a huge opportunity for us, and we are very excited.” Hailing from West Palm Beach, Making Faces formed in 2011 and has performed more than 250 shows in the last two years. Members include DeMatteo, Matt Shea, Jesse Lopez, Matt Gaulin and John Boes. Making Faces full-length album, Bright Roads Ahead, was released business ethics that can pave the way to good-paying jobs.
Kaylee Burkins Completes Army Basic Training
Army Pvt. Kaylee A. Burkins has graduated from nine-week basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. Burkins studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, the military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field-training. Burkins is the daughter of Alan
Making Faces formed in 2011 and has performed more than 250 shows. in February 2012, and their second album is in the works. They made a regional impact in the southeast during their summer tour. They are constantly performing and touring. With a creative blend of genres, they have dubbed their sound as “Rock Reggae Funky Punk” as if Sublime, 311, the Chili Peppers and
Green Day had a baby. They are known for energetic, catchy songs, fun-loving positive vibes, crowd interaction and stage antics. They believe a song can be used to open the mind and penetrate the heart. Their vibe puts smiles on faces, with positive and inspirational lyrics. They have headlined and per-
formed at major events and venues including the Vans Warped Tour, Sunfest, the BB&T Center, Light Up Ocala, Ignite the Night, the Delray Affair, the South Florida Fair and Hard Rock Live. Learn more about Making Faces online at www.makingfaces music.com or ww.facebook.com/ MakingFacesMusic.
Scagliarini of Wellington. She is a 2012 graduate of Palm Beach Central High School.
participation in programs offered by educational partners, personalized recognition items and publicity honors. NSHSS recognizes academic excellence at the high school level and encourages members of the organization to apply their unique talents, vision and potential for the betterment of themselves and the world. Currently there are more than 830,000 society members in 160 countries. NSHSS provides scholarship opportunities for deserving young people. For more information about NSHSS, visit www.nshss.org.
ior Angus Association’s (NJAA) Silver award. The 18-year-old daughter of Oreste and Zoila Hernandez attends Wellington High School and is a member of the NJAA and Florida Junior Angus Association, where she has served as reporter, historian, voting delegate and royalty. Hernandez has participated in local, state, regional and national shows and showmanship. At the National Junior Angus Show, Hernandez participated in the photography, quiz bowl and scrapbook contests. Applicants are evaluated in areas of NJAA activities and leadership, participation in showmanship, contests and shows, using performance testing to improve their herd and their progress in producing and merchandising Angus cattle.
Kara Dicomo Receives National Honor
G-Star School of the Arts student Kara Dicomo of Loxahatchee was recently selected to become a member of the National Society of High School Scholars. The society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment. Membership in NSHSS entitles qualified students to enjoy a wide variety of benefits, including scholarship opportunities, academic competitions, free events, member-only resources, publications,
Hernandez Earns Junior Angus Award
Victoria Hernandez of Wellington has earned the National Jun-
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Wedding Or Not, Georgia’s Jekyll Island Club Was Worth The Trip Today is my wedding anniversary. Mark and I have been married for 13 (or 14?) years... I forget. Yeah, I know. Women are supposed to remember that sort of thing. And a lot of women my age have already been married 40 years. Wow. I think if I’d been married 40 years, I’d remember, too. That is a long time. But, because it has only been 13 or 14 years for me, I remember my wedding like it was yesterday. It took place at the Jekyll Island Club in Georgia. If you’ve never been there, go. The Jekyll Island Club was formed when the elite New Yorkers of the day (J.P. Morgan, Rockefeller, et al.) were looking around for the perfect place to take their families in the wintertime. (They also got a little
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The Sonic BOOMER work done on the side, away from prying eyes.) They built a series of “cottages” (think mini-mansions) and one big communal resort for dining and guests. It is fabulous. We had the wedding in the little 150year-old chapel on the grounds, the one whose stained glass windows were done
by Tiffany. The reception was supposed to be held on the grounds, but because a cloud had moved in and the staff feared a single raindrop may fall, they moved it inside. This is the kind of service you get at the Jekyll Island Club. It is a tradition passed down from the days when the maids and butlers and nannies of the uberrich accompanied them to their “cottages.” Back in the day, the men of the club enjoyed hunting and fishing. Once golf became popular, they added a course. Because it was family time, women were welcome to golf, swim, play billiards, do everything the men did except maybe venture into the smoking room — but women
were too smart to want to do that anyway. Today, you can wake up in your posh little room and stand out on your sweet little balcony and watch people playing croquet on the lawn. You can wander down to the bakery and enjoy a pecan diamond, specialty of the house. You can explore the gift shops or take the kids down to the dock, where they may get lucky enough to see a shrimping boat. If you want to explore the island, you can take a trolley ride, rent a bike or hop into your car. There’s a bookstore in the old infirmary and a Christmas shop in the old water plant. There are hiking paths, bike trails, seafood restaurants, golf courses and even a small water theme park. There’s a motel or two, but you may as
well not come to “the island” if you are not going to stay at “the club.” I got to stay in the bridal suite, a delight that included showing off my digs to relatives. And Mark took me back once for an antiques show and once for their New Year’s Eve party, which is like stepping back in time with its paper horns and hats and a band straight out of the 1930s. We also went up to hear the great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens enact scenes from A Christmas Carol. He arrived in top hat and tails, via horse and carriage. In short, the Jekyll Island Club had been entwined with my life ever since Sept. 6, 1999 — as long and as pleasantly as Mark has. And that is something to celebrate!
Woody Allen’s ‘Blue Jasmine’ Is An Amazing And Timely Film We finally caught up with Woody Allen’s latest movie, Blue Jasmine, and it is an exceptional film. Allen, who has turned out a lot of interesting but not terribly brilliant pictures in the past few years, reaches incredible heights with this one. He takes one of the regular genre types and turns it on its ear. There are many films about the lower classes mingling with the upper ones. Eliza Doolittle of My Fair Lady fame is probably the best example. And generally, we see the upper classes mocking the pretensions of the lower class. Allen does the opposite. Jasmine (Cate Blanchett), the widow of a multimillionaire financier/criminal, has lost everything. In flashbacks, we see her with Hal (Alec Baldwin) living the high life. They have a Fifth Avenue apartment, a fancy house in
‘I’ On CULTURE By Leonard Wechsler the Hamptons and a seemingly perfect life. Now, with everything gone, she flies to San Francisco to stay with her sister Ginger (Sally Hawkins) and her family in a tiny apartment. Ginger has not had an easy life. She bags groceries at the supermarket and does a bit of waitressing. Her first husband, Augie (Andrew Dice Clay), is a handyman/builder, and she is getting ready to have her mechanic boyfriend,
Chili (Bobby Cannavale) move in. Instead, she gets Jasmine. Jasmine is a complete narcissist, living on Planet Jasmine. No matter what happens, it is never her fault, and she creates new realities to meet her own needs. Along the way, she ignores the needs of everyone else and generally winds up damaging them. She is a woman in the middle of a nervous breakdown who takes it out on everyone. And along the way, she offends everyone and mocks their lack of success. Yet it is those with wealth who lie, betray others and are the pretentious ones. The people she mocks are generally kind and generous. Blanchett gives a brilliant portrayal of this truly terrible woman, making you actually care about her. It is a bravura performance, winning raves and predictions
of an Oscar. She is totally self-centered, rude and uncaring, yet Blanchett ably demonstrates her vulnerability. She is a very complex person; she damages everyone as she moves through their lives, but she is the person whom she crushes most. We should hate and despise her, yet her plight moves us. The movie centers on her, moving between the past and present as Allen gradually pulls away all the levels of deception to reveal how she had recreated her own history, losing track of the damage she has done. She is so real that many people feel they know others who are just like her; those who wonder whether they are like her differ because she would never question her own behavior. The rest of the cast is also superb. Sally Hawkins as the much simpler sister, the
one whose chance at happiness in her first marriage was destroyed by Hal and Jasmine, is excellent as the real survivor. Jasmine tries to break up her relationship with the mechanic. She brings Ginger to a fancy party where she meets a man who will use and betray her (Louis C.K.). She then realizes that as limited as the mechanic is, he loves her and she loves him. Thus, she is the wise one. And Cannavale manages to be both crude and endearing. Clay, as the ex-husband, gives an exceptional performance as the one person who manages to pay Jasmine back for the damage she had done. At a time when many people are having to cut back and reassess their futures, the movie is timely. Jasmine has no useful economic skills. She decides she might be an See WECHSLER, page 16
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NEWS BRIEFS New, Improved Citizens Justice Academy Starts On Sept. 30
The Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission (CJC) is accepting applicants for its 25th annual Citizens Justice Academy. The 11-week program begins on Monday, Sept. 30 and continues each Monday through Dec. 16, with the exception of Nov. 11 (Veterans Day). Each three-hour program begins at 6 p.m. This program is open to residents living in Palm Beach County who wish to learn more about the criminal justice system. The program is free. For its 25th year, the CJC is proud to announce a greater collaboration with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Ric Bradshaw and his staff are committed to educating citizens and providing them with the knowledge to be informed constituents. This improved curriculum includes cyber crime and homeland security. Participants will be able to go inside a police car and see how the equipment operates. In addi-
tion, there will be K-9, SWAT and aviation demonstrations, a presentation by the PBSO Bomb Disposal Unit and information on firearm safety. Participants can expect to learn about local law enforcement, including the sheriff’s special operations. Citizens will tour the juvenile detention center, the main courthouse and the medical examiner’s office. Most of the program is classroom-style lectures with interactive presenters and plenty of opportunities for questions and answers. Lectures will be provided by local, state and federal law enforcement officials. The first month of classes will be held at the West Palm Beach Police Department, 600 Banyan St., in the first-floor community room. After that, classes will move to other locations in the county but remain in the greater West Palm Beach area. Class size is limited to the first 50 enrollees. Curious about the criminal justice system? This is a chance to learn from the experts. This program is sponsored by the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners as a public service. For additional information, or to
register, visit www.pbcgov.org/ criminaljustice. Registration closes on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 5 p.m. Call (561) 355-4943 with questions regarding registration or classes.
Free Health Checks In Honor Of Cholesterol Education Month
In an effort to make the community healthier, HealthSource of Royal Palm Beach will recognize National Cholesterol Education Month by offering a free health check throughout September. The health check includes a blood-pressure check, a body mass index (BMI) analysis, postural analysis, the booklet HealthSource Simple Steps to Lower Your Cholesterol and Weight and, if qualified, blood-work analysis (usually $200) for only $40. HealthSource CEO Dr. Chris Tomshack said the goal of the health checks is to build better health awareness. “Unfortunately, many of us still rely on what we see in the mirror as an effective indicator of health,”
he said. “We hope the health checks will provide a comprehensive view of what’s actually going on inside the body — where it really counts.” The offer is good through September for both new and current patients at the HealthSource of Royal Palm Beach office located at 125 S. State Road 7 in Royal Palm Beach. Founded in 2006, HealthSource Chiropractic has become the leader in the chiropractic profession with more than 360 offices nationwide. By supplying its doctors with a comprehensive set of tools, HealthSource positions its clinics to provide a unique healthcare experience to patients, while focusing on community outreach and educational programs. For more information, call HealthSource of Royal Palm Beach at (561) 792-4016.
eases, and gardening provides an opportunity to exercise outdoors. Learn all about growing and preparing heart-healthy vegetables and fruits at a free workshop on Saturday, Sept. 21 offered by the Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension Service and held at the Clayton E. Hutcheson Agricultural Center, Exhibit Hall A from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The workshop will include presentations on gardening vegetables and their nutritional value, as well as a demonstration on how to prepare them. Participants will also be able to taste the prepared dishes. Presenters will be Ada MedinaSolorzano, nutrition and food safety extension agent, and Christian F. Miller, a vegetable and fruit crops expert. Participants should call (561) 233-1742 to register, but the workshop is free.
Edible Gardens Class Sept. 21
Congregation Sponsoring Food Drive
Growing and preparing vegetables and fruits can help stretch food dollars and be a rewarding and healthy experience. Adding more fruits and vegetables to the diet can help reduce the risk of dis-
Congregation L’Dor Va-Dor urges people of all faiths to participate in a countywide food drive and a special interfaith dialogue.
Food donation collection baskets will be placed outside the auditorium of Santaluces High School (6880 Lawrence Road, Lantana) on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., in cooperation with the countywide food drive Feed My Community. All attendees of L’Dor VaDor’s Yom Kippur service are urged to bring a food donation. All those in the general neighborhood can also drop off their food donations. After 1:15 p.m., volunteers will transport the donated foods to the program’s central location. People of all faiths are invited to participate in an interfaith dialogue discussion that will convene immediately after the conclusion of a Yom Kippur service on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 1 p.m. in the Santaluces auditorium. Speakers representing the Bahai, Unitarian, Christian, Muslim and atheist communities will discuss their views and carry on a dialogue with attendees at this special event. For more information about Congregation L’Dor Va-Dor, High Holiday services, membership, Hebrew school, etc., call (561) 968-0588 or e-mail info@ ldorvador.org.
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Kids Helping Kids To Host Princess And Pirate Ball Nov. 3 At IPC The second annual Kids Helping Kids’ Princess and Pirate Ball will take place Nov. 3 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington. Amie Swan and Abigail Beebe will serve as chairwomen of the event. Max Silverstein and Emma Guieri will serve as co-chairs of the kids committee. A program of the Center for Family Services, Kids Helping Kids increases awareness of philanthropy among youth, while making a difference in the life of another child. The Princess and Pirate Ball will include cocktails and mocktails, dinner by the bite, a treasure hunt,
face painting, crafts and more. The Princess and Pirate Ball is for children of all ages and their parents and/or grandparents. Casual attire and themed costumes are encouraged. Tickets for adults are $150 and tickets for children are $95. For tickets or sponsorship information, contact Stanton Collemer at (561) 616-1257 or e-mail scollemer@ ctrfam.org. Proceeds from the event will be used to support the Pat Reeves Village Shelter. The shelter provides life-changing services to families with children who are either homeless or at risk for homelessness.
The Kids Helping Kids program starts to teach philanthropy at an early age teaching children to help other children less fortunate through hands-on projects and events. The program takes place at the Pat Reeves Village Shelter in West Palm Beach, the only emergency homeless shelter in Palm Beach County for families with children. Kids Helping Kids has been in existence since 2012 and has programs and events throughout the year, including a monthly “family night” at the shelter. Nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation, the Center for Family Services is a 51-year-
old nonprofit social services organization with a mission of strengthening families through counseling, education and homeless intervention. The agency provides a full spectrum of services for homeless families with children and families at risk for homelessness, substance abuse treatment programs, as well as specialized therapy for children who are victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence. For more information, visit www.ctrfam.org. (Right) Two children who attended last year’s event. PHOTO BY LUCIEN CAPEHART PHOTOGRAPHY
ECLIPSE TEAM SHINES WITH LULI FAMA IN MIAMI
Media and celebrities recently washed ashore onto Miami’s sunny, sandy beaches for another exciting Mercedes Swimwear Fashion Week, and hairstylist Jorge Briceno, owner of Eclipse Salon & Spa in Wellington, was selected to lead the team that would create the looks for one of the leading runway shows this year, Luli Fama. Lourdes better known as “Luli” to her fans continues to cover pages of Seventeen, Us Weekly, Sports Illustrated and many other fashion magazines with her designs inspired by the Caribbean and nightlife of South Beach. After consulting with Luli on several styles Briceno asked close friend and seasoned runway stylist Claudia Diesti to assist in coordinating the models. Impressed with their work, they are now in talks for another collaboration for New York Fashion Week. (Above) Luli Fama with Jorge Briceno and Claudia Diesti. (Left) Briceno works with Luli Fama.
PalmCon Heads To The Palm Beach County Convention Center Sept. 21 Fans of comics, anime, video games or popular movies and shows such as Star Wars, Superman or The Walking Dead can attend the one-of-a-kind PalmCon: The Palm Beach Comic Book and Collectibles Show, which moves to the Palm Beach County Convention Center on Sept. 21 to occupy more than 50,000 square feet of convention space. Since its beginning in 2011, PalmCon has striven to bring Palm Beach County the best in comics, animation and pop culture, while providing a fun and safe, family friendly atmosphere. The show will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the convention center, located at 650 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. Admission is $9 for adults at the door, $7 in advance (online), $5 for kids 413 at the door and $4 in advance (online). It’s free for children 3 and under. This event grew out of show organizer Martin T. Pierro’s love for the small hotel and mall comic shows that were a staple of his childhood days in West Palm Beach. With the heightened interest in comic book characters in recent blockbuster hits (The Avengers, Iron Man 3 and The Dark Knight Rises), it was a perfect time to bring the shows back to Palm Beach County. Organizers are happy to have film and television actor Deep Roy as a guest. He is widely recognized
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continued from page 1 not present then, said he was concerned about safety and security issues and wanted no action taken. “I’ve read through all this, and unless I’m wrong, the way I interpreted this from legal [staff] we need to leave this alone and keep it like it is,” Jarriel said. “For us to start dedicating roads for certain types of vehicles, whether it’s a golf cart, and then they said the minimum age was 14 — a 14-yearold does not have a driver’s license. If you’re going to operate a vehicle in the Town of Loxahatchee, I expect you to carry anything from a restricted license up to a driver’s license, so when PBSO stops you, you’ve got identification of who you are and where you live, and whether that golf cart comes from your residence.” Jarriel pointed out that thieves use golf carts to case potential targets surreptitiously.
for his role as all of the Oompa Loompas in Tim Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Roy also holds the honor of being the only actor to appear on screen in all three major science-fiction franchises: Doctor Who, Star Trek and Star Wars. He has also appeared in Transformers, The NeverEnding Story, Flash Gordon and Return to Oz, including a recurring role in the HBO series Eastbound and Down. Other media guests include Jim Decker (known for roles in Little Creeps, My Name is Earl and Mantrap) and Robert Z’Dar, actor and film producer best known for his roles in Maniac Cop, Cherry 2000 and Tango and Cash. PalmCon will also play host to some top names in comics including Ethan Van Sciver, known for his work at DC Comics on Green Lantern, the Flash and most recently Batman. Returning this year will be comic book legend Jose Delbo, an industry veteran working on titles such as Wonder Woman, Transformers, The Twilight Zone and The ThunderCats. Joining for the first time will be special guest artist Allen Bellman, best known for his work on Captain America in the 1940s at the start of the “golden age of comic books.” Also making a rare convention appearance will be Carlos Castellanos, the co-creator of the wildly popular, nationally syndicated comic strip Baldo.
Other attractions at PalmCon will include an appearance by the 501st Legion and the Mandalorian Mercs known for their movie-accurate Star Wars costumes and community involvement. Also arriving in time for the show will be a replica of the Ghostbusters car Ecto-1 along with the Carolina and Miami Ghostbusters fan groups. And as an added bonus to PalmCon this year, the Art of Akira exhibit features original, hand-panted cells and production art from Japan’s most famous animated film, Akira. PalmCon is represented by most
of the major comic shops in South Florida with more than 100 vendors, artists, publishers and filmmakers. Attendees will enjoy raffle drawings, a costume contest, and the indie-film screening room showing short films created by local filmmakers. Interested in exhibiting at the 2013 PalmCon? Contact Pierro at PalmCon@CosmicTimes.net or call (561) 601-4137. Tickets are now available and can be purchased at the door or online. For more information, visit www.cosmictimes. net/palmcon.
The Jeff Annas Memorial Firefighters 5, presented by the Professional Firefighter & Paramedics Benevolent Fund, will take place Saturday, Sept. 14. It will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Wellington Amphitheater, and there will be a free kids run at 8 a.m. Each year, many firefighters from departments all around South Florida run in bunker gear to show their commitment to physical fitness as well as a tribute to everyone in uniform — all of the first responders on the ground here in this country and all of the troops here and overseas. This year, several firefighter wives are also running in
bunker gear to show their support for their husbands and their dedication to public service. As each year, the proceeds are split between Little Smiles of Florida, which helps children in hospitals, and the Jeff Annas Memorial Scholarship Fund. Last year, Little Smiles got a check for $6,000, and $9,000 was given in scholarships, all to local kids for college. It’s a great way for the Professional Firefighter & Paramedics Benevolent Fund to give back to the local community. For more information, visit www.jeffannas5k.com or find the event page on Facebook.
“People like to ride around on golf carts and four-wheelers and scope out residents, and then they like to steal if nobody’s around,” Jarriel said. “They’re quiet, they’re sneaky, and I just don’t like the idea. This council shouldn’t be designating a road for people to ride golf carts on without the residents agreeing to that, because the residents are the ones affected.” Jarriel pointed out that nursery work vehicles and other low-speed vehicles such as tractors are already covered, which are required to have equipment including mirrors, turn signals and lights. “If you look at the golf carts, they don’t have that stuff,” Jarriel said. “I personally think we’re opening a can of worms. I say we leave it alone and concentrate on more important things at this time.” Jarriel added that he was also concerned about the town’s liability if someone is hurt or killed in an accident. Councilman Tom Goltzené said he did not have a strong opinion on the question, pointing out that it was something that had been discussed by the Roads & Trails Committee. “I would say we should allow
golf carts on the town roads, but I’m not going to fight for it,” Goltzené said. “I don’t have a golf cart. I was trying to help it out for people who did and try to make things easier for residents. I would hope, though, that the PBSO makes sure that people who do, understand that they are breaking the law and treat them as such, because we can’t have unequal enforcement.” Councilman Ryan Liang favored the use of golf carts. “I know a lot of folks do use the golf carts just to check the mail or go to their neighbor’s house, but then I also understand there are folks who take advantage of using golf carts or ATVs. But I don’t want to penalize the property owner who wants to use their golf cart to check their mail or take their garbage out.” Councilman Jim Rockett said he uses a golf cart to check his mail and take out his garbage but never leaves his property. “I don’t need to go on town roads or district roads,” Rockett said. “Quite frankly, I’ve seen too many times where we have recreational golf carting on the roads, and it’s dangerous.”
Rockett also pointed out that statutes require posting roads where golf carts are allowed and that cost has not been determined. Mayor Dave Browning said he was among the people interested in a golf cart ordinance. “I would have been sure it had been a licensed driver to drive the golf cart,” Browning said. “We already allow horses on the road, we allow tractors on the road, we allow the utility vehicles from the nurseries on the road. The ATVs are already illegal, the dirt bikes that aren’t licensed are already illegal. My thought was, what would it hurt to designate the roads with licensed drivers to use the golf cart to go to their neighbor’s house?” Goltzené made motion to allow golf carts on town roads and also require that the operator be a licensed driver. It carried 3-2 with Jarriel and Rockett opposed. Attorney Michael Cirullo pointed out that authorization of golf cart operation on town roads would still have to come back to the council for approval in an ordinance, which he would prepare for a future meeting.
Jeff Annas Memorial Run Returns Sept. 14
Clerk & Comptroller’s Office Accepting Property Appraisal Petitions Palm Beach County taxpayers have until Sept. 16 to challenge their property’s market value, classification or an exemption by petitioning the county’s Value Adjustment Board, or VAB. Hearings on petitions filed in 2013 will begin Sept. 30. Last year, Palm Beach County property owners filed 6,390 VAB petitions, down 18.2 percent from 7,809 VAB petitions filed in 2011. Taxpayers have three options to file VAB petitions: online at www.mypalmbeachclerk.com using myVAB, in person at the clerk’s governmental center or branch locations, or by mail to 301 N. Olive Ave., Room 203, West Palm Beach, FL 33401. Nearly 30 percent of petitioners used the clerk’s myVAB system to file their VAB petitions last year. The myVAB system gives realtime access to petitions, allows petitioners to view scheduled hearings and submits supporting materials electronically. “More than 13,000 petitions have been filed online through myVAB since we launched the service in 2008,” Palm Beach County Clerk Sharon Bock said. “For those property owners who choose to contest their tax bills, myVAB is a simple, convenient way to file a petition and get updates throughout the VAB process.” Petition forms for those who choose not to use the online myVAB option are available from the clerk’s office, the property appraiser’s office or the Florida Depart-
Cell Tower Heads To PZA Board
continued from page 1 erty, agreed to resubmit the plans in an effort to cease litigation with the Village of Wellington. If the two sides cannot agree on the applications, however, the lawsuits could continue. The project is scheduled to go before the Planning, Zoning & Adjustment Board on Oct. 2 before heading to the Wellington Village Council at the end of October, Stillings said. On Monday, Planning, Zoning &Adjustment Board members will hear an appeal by Clearview Tower Co. regarding a variance required by Wellington staff before the company can seek approval for a 120-foot cell phone tower in the Wellington Marketplace. Stillings said that because the tower is adjacent to homes and taller than 61 feet, Wellington staff has interpreted village code to mean that the tower must be set at least 600 feet from homes and meet setbacks. “[Clearview’s] position is that the code provides an option,” he said. “We’re suggesting that the language is not an option.” Originally the company was requesting two variances — one for the setback requirement and one for the height of the tower. Wellington requires a variance for structures larger than 120 feet, and Clearview initially requested a tower of 140 feet. “The reason for the height is that they wanted to include a larger number of [wireless] providers in the tower,” Stillings said. “At 120 feet, they can have three providers.” Wellington staff has recom-
continued from page 14 interior designer if she could take courses for which she has no money, and then decides online courses might be good, if only she were computer literate. She cannot compete except through lies. On the other hand, the “common people” are the survivors. They have skills, and they have learned to enjoy their pleasures. Jasmine
ment of Revenue’s web site. All VAB petitions, whether submitted in person, online or by mail, must include a $15 filing fee. Palm Beach County Property Appraiser Gary Nikolits notified taxpayers of their property’s assessed and market values in a truth in millage (TRIM) notice that began arriving in mailboxes on Aug. 23. The VAB, which consists of two county commissioners, one school board member and two citizen members, approves and hires special magistrates to settle any disputes between property owners and property appraiser. It is an independent entity that is not affiliated with the property appraiser or tax collector. As clerk to the VAB, the clerk’s office receives and processes petitions, schedules and coordinates hearings, records the hearings and more. For more information, visit www.mypalmbeachclerk.com or call (561) 355-6289. The Florida Constitution established the independent office of the clerk and comptroller as a public trustee, responsible for safeguarding public records and public funds. Bock is directly elected by and accountable to Palm Beach County residents. In addition to the roles of clerk of the circuit court, county recorder and clerk of the board of county commissioners, Bock is the chief financial officer, treasurer and auditor for Palm Beach County. mended denial of the application. “Beyond that, we are somewhat hampered by legislation for wireless communications,” Stillings said. “If this application is denied, we have to work with them to find a suitable location.” The board has to decide first whether to support Clearview’s appeal of the staff’s interpretation of the code, Stillings said. “If PZAB supports their appeal, they would no longer need the variance or separation requirement,” he said. “The board would just make a recommendation to the council regarding the conditional use request.” But denying the appeal would mean the board must then consider the company’s request for a variance. “If that is denied, then the application is effectively dead,” Stillings said. “The council can’t act on a conditional use if the variance is not granted.” The tower would be visible to nearby communities such as Goldenrod, some parts of Sugar Pond Manor and Periwinkle. Stillings said the company has submitted several renderings of what the tower would look like from 1,000, 2,000 and 3,000 feet away along a public road. “There is still visibility,” he said. “Currently they’re proposing for it to be a flagpole.” Stillings said although staff had recommended denial of the application, he is prepared to work with Clearview. “Staff isn’t taking a position other than recommending denial,” he said. “It’s up to the board if they want to support the application. We’ll be ready to work with them on any conditions or other positions.” For more information, or to read the applications, visit www. wellingtonfl.gov/departments/ planning-and-zoning/projectspaz.html. looks down on them, insults them. They return decency and generosity. This is a really fine film. Allen, who can reach great heights, has managed it again. His “comedy of manners” is different from the usual ones. Regular people are those whom we have to learn from. Jasmine will never learn, will forever be tripped up by her own self-centeredness. And with Blanchett giving one of the best performances I have seen in a long time, Blue Jasmine is a winner.
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JUSTIN BARTLETT ANIMAL RESCUE HOLDS RIBBON CUTTING AT RPB PETSMART Justin Bartlett Animal Rescue celebrated its membership in the Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce with a ribboncutting ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 1 at Petsmart in Royal Palm Beach. Lisa and Ron Timm presented the group with a check in memory of their daughter Jessica. There were also plenty of puppies and dogs available for adoption. The rescue group will hold adoptions at the store every Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. PHOTOS BY DENISE FLEISCHMAN/TOWN-CRIER
Justin Bartlett President Peter Torres and Diane Potter accept a check from Lisa and Ron Timm in memory of their daughter.
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Peter Torres, Karen Bartlett, Kathy McNeil, Deb Mammino, Rick Bartlett and Diane Potter.
Justin Bartlett Animal Rescue volunteers with Karen and Rick Bartlett and Lisa and Ron Timm.
Justin Bartlett Animal Rescue celebrates its membership in the Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce.
Volunteer Austin Samuels with Picachu.
ESCUE POLO HOSTS CHARITY TOURNEY AT NEW ARENA TO BENEFIT LUCAS CRUZ Escue Polo hosted the Cruz N 4 Chukkers Charity Arena Polo Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 31 to benefit 15-year-old, up-and-coming polo player Lucas Cruz in his battle against ameloblastic fibroma. Money raised will be used for Cruz’s chemotherapy and future surgery. There was a ribbon cutting to open the new arena, and a charity polo tournament was held between Escue Polo and Countyline Feed. Polo West catered the barbecue, and there was also a silent auction and raffle. PHOTOS BY DENISE FLEISCHMAN/ TOWN-CRIER
Melissa Kotlyar, Bonnie and Lucas Cruz and Rakel Kotlyar with polo pony Dos Años.
The teams enjoy a game in the new arena.
Dave Blake, Lucas Cruz, Polo Hall of Fame member Dave Rizzo and Escue Polo Patron Sohail Quraeshi cut the ribbon.
PALM BEACH HORSE PARK
For the past few months, we have shared with you our vision for the Palm Beach Horse Park and all of the exciting details that will make it a truly unique equestrian facility located right here in our community. The plan is to develop an Equestrian Entertainment center based on the love and competition of the horse---specifically the American Quarter Horse and the American Cowboy. At this point, we need your help! Please let the Wellington Council members and staff know that this is a project that YOU would like to see in YOUR COMMUNITY! • Paul Schofield, City Manager firstname.lastname@example.org • Bob Margolis, Mayor email@example.com With your support, we will continue to design and develop this facility that caters to the needs of the American Quarter Horse AND offers many civic benefits to Wellington. We welcome your input and ideas – this is YOUR community. Please contact us at: 561-333-3100 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.PalmBeachHorsePark.com 13860 Wellington Trace, Suite 6 • Wellington, FL 33414
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Hunter/Jumper Series Now Offered In The Acreage
The Acreage Horseman’s Association is bringing a new show to town this year, and its riders and director are very excited about the group’s first hunter/jumper series. “This will be our first full season offering a hunter/jumper show,” said Anne Walker, director of hunter/jumper shows. Ellen Rosenberg’s Column, Page 21
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Royal Palm Beach Defeats Palm Beach Central
The Royal Palm Beach High School varsity football team traveled to Palm Beach Central High School last Friday for the regular season opener, besting the Broncos 7-3 in a non-district contest. It was Demarcus Holloway’s 130 rushing yards that helped lift the No. 6 Wildcats past the No. 2 Broncos. Page 27
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Tasty Bagels And More At Wellington’s Brooklyn Bagel
Brooklyn Bagel in Wellington has been in business for more than 20 years offering customers hand-made, authentic bagels. Melissa Edwards discovered the shop by chance when she ventured out in search of a new business venture, and things have been on the move ever since. Opening at 5:30 a.m. daily, Edwards sees all kinds of customers who make it a point to include Brooklyn Bagel in their daily routines. Page 23
Wellington Football Squad Shut Out By Santaluces Chiefs
The Wellington High School varsity football squad hosted its regular season opener last Friday night, but lost 7-0 to the visiting Santaluces High School Chiefs. The Wolverine defense delivered when it had to, despite giving up just one score to the Chiefs. Offensively, WHS was plagued by turnovers and penalties. Page 27
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Hunter/Jumper Series Now Offered In The Acreage
The Acreage Horseman’s Association is bringing a new show to town this year, and its riders and director are very excited about the group’s first hunter/jumper series. “This will be our first full season offering a hunter/jumper show,” said Anne Walker, director of hunter/jumper shows for the association. “Our pleasure shows had a few hunter classes, but this circuit will be geared entirely toward the hunter/jumper rider. We’re going to have ‘R’-rated judges, division champions at each show and great year-end awards.” Walker said many equestrians were interested in staging something new. “A bunch of people asked about doing something like this, so we decided to give it a try,” she said. Not only that — they’re also getting some local support. “For our past jumping classes we borrowed some jumps,” Walker said, “but this year, the Indian Trail Improvement District agreed to purchase a full course for us. There’ll be eight shows, the third Sunday of each month, September through April. The April show will be the fourth Sunday, due to Easter.” That means the first show will be Sunday, Sept. 15. “This is a great schooling show for anyone, whether they’re experienced, novice or somewhere in between,” Walker said. “Jumps will Get updates all week long... follow Ellen Rosenberg on Twitter at twitter.com/HorseTalkFL or stop by the Tales from the Trails page on Facebook and click “like.”
Tales From The Trails By Ellen Rosenberg range from cross rails to 3 feet, very inviting courses, nothing too scary but with some different elements. These shows are relaxed, inexpensive and close to home. They’ll be held at Nicole Hornstein Equestrian Park, and classes are only $8. Membership in the AHA is $20 for an individual and $30 for the whole family. We don’t even require jackets, just tall boots and helmets.” The AHA has been making preparations, too. “We held two schooling shows earlier this year, and they were a great success. There were about 120 entries in the May show, and about 100 in June,” Walker said. “As a matter of fact, anyone who joined the AHA and participated in the schooling shows is automatically a member for this new circuit. Our organization is all about getting the members of our horse community together for a good time, networking, and meeting new people with similar interests.” Shows start at 9 a.m., and schooling will be available for just $10 from 8 a.m. to showtime and during the noon lunch break. “You can even come and just school without
entering any classes, but you do have to join for insurance purposes,” Walker said. “So far, the feedback has been extremely positive. Everyone seems thrilled with this new offering. It’s a great place to start young or inexperienced riders and green horses. It’s a nice steppingstone to other show circuits. We want these shows to be an opportunity where you can feel free to bring your horse and have fun with a great bunch of people.” The AHA also offers barrel shows on the first Sunday of the month, September through June, and pleasure shows on the second Sunday of the month, September through May. There will also be some free clinics, free kids’ fun shows and free Extreme Trail Challenge events three or four times a year. “People come out of the woodwork for our shows,” said Linda Rainbolt, secretary and pleasure show director. “It’s a lot of fun. We try to have something for everyone. We’re hoping to add dressage classes. We love doing things for our local horse community. One of our goals is to get more kids involved, keep them into horses and out of trouble. It’s really rewarding when people attend one of these events and say they’ve had a great time.” The divisions include Beginner Novice, Cross Rail, Short Stirrups, Long Stirrups, Low Schooling Hunter, Modified Hunter, Working Hunter, Cross Rail Jumpers, Low Jumpers, Medium Jumpers and High Jumpers. The entire class list and schedule can be found at www.acreagehorseman.com. I attended the schooling shows and thor-
Bobbie Buisman with Stan at one of the AHA schooling shows. oughly enjoyed them. I’m planning on doing the circuit. Nothing too challenging for my very green mare: the Long Stirrups, in which there’s no penalty for trotting the course. That should be just about right for both of us. “I can’t wait for the shows to start,” said Bobbie Buisman. Full disclosure: Buisman rides with me and shows one of my horses. “I attended the two schooling shows,” she See ROSENBERG, page 29
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Treu Real Estate Group Now Independent Firm
The Treu Group has opened Treu Group Real Estate, an independently operated company. The Treu Group has been with Keller Williams Realty for the past few years, giving quality service to clients. Starting with their own family of agents, the Treus have expanded the team with a new client development manager and showing agent. As industry veterans, the Treu Group has become a strong real-estate team with the aim of always providing a stress-free experience for clients. Lisa Treu, team leader of the Treu Group, said the decision to become independent was not easy. “We had
to consider many factors, including the difficulties of managing a company,” she said. “The team is incredibly grateful to Keller Williams, which has been our home for many years.” The Treu Group has already begun implementing strategies in order to remain the best in the real estate industry. Contact the Treu Group at (561) 352-3056. Listen to the Treu Real Estate 911 radio program on 1290 WJNO to learn more on industry topics and hear guest discussions. To learn more about the company, visit www.palmbeachcounty propertysearch.com.
Woof Gang Bakery To Open Flagship Store In Wellington
Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming will open its flagship store Saturday, Oct. 12 at 2205 State Road 7, Suite 300, in Wellington, between Wells Fargo and For Eyes. Woof Gang Bakery is a leader in the pet franchise industry providing the best in pet care. Each Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming location is a neighborhood store, offering gourmet dog treats, healthy pet foods,
pet supplies, accessories and pet grooming. It is the Woof Gang Bakery company mission to provide quality products and services that enhance the well-being, health and happiness of beloved animal companions. Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming has 37 locations throughout the United States. For more info., visit www.woofgangbakery.com.
Small Business RoundTable Presents Microsoft Workshop
The Wellington Chamber of Commerce presented an informative workshop on Outlook 2013 and Microsoft Office 365 on Wednesday, Aug. 21 at the Lake Wellington Professional Centre. The workshop was held in the new Wellington Room, which was recently unveiled and includes wood floors, new tables and chairs, Wi-Fi and built-in audio/video capabilities. The workshop was instructional, hands on and focused on familiarizing attendees with the new programs. The instructor for the evening was Dave O’Keefe, owner and president of Your Computer Guy, which is also located in the Lake Wellington Professional Centre. He has 15 years of experience in IT and his company is a Microsoft Silver Certified Partner. On Office 365, O’Keefe noted that the service is a paid subscription that is always up to date. Data is saved to a cloud, and the service allows access to content almost anywhere on almost any device. In addition, there are 25 GB e-mail boxes which have a 99.9 percent uptime, backup, shared calendars, plus spam
and malware protection. He also reviewed the HD videoconferencing feature and telephone support. O’Keefe covered the updates to Office Standard 2013, which included Excel 2013, Outlook 2013, Power-Point 2013, Word 2013, OneNote 2013 and Publisher 2013. The workshop covered a great deal in a two-hour session. While enjoying refreshments, the attendees were engaged and soaked in the new information. O’Keefe went tab by tab opening and explaining functions and how they can be used to increase efficien-
cy in offices. There was a significant portion of time at the end dedicated to specific questions and answers, plus the hands-on application of new methods. Overall, the session was informative, relevant, interactive and well-received. For more information about upcoming Small Business RoundTable sessions, contact Michela Perillo-Green at (561) 792-6526 or email@example.com or visit www.wellingtonchamber.com to register for the next session of the Small Business RoundTable.
Dave O’Keefe leads the Microsoft workshop.
September 6 - September 12, 2013
Tasty Bagels And More At Wellington’s Brooklyn Bagel
By Stephanie Joyce Town-Crier Staff Report Brooklyn Bagel in Wellington has been in business for more than 20 years offering customers hand-made, authentic bagels. Melissa Edwards discovered the cozy shop by chance when she ventured out in search of an exciting new business venture, and things have been on the move ever since. When she discovered the popular Wellington eatery, Edwards was excited to get involved. “I really got this by accident,” she said. “It was a great community, a good buy and it has been great to me for the seven years I’ve had it thus far. It has been one of the best investments I have ever made.” Opening at 5:30 a.m. daily, Edwards sees all kinds of customers who make it a point to include Brooklyn Bagel in their daily routines. “By 6 a.m., the place is packed. We see horse owners, policemen, firemen, teachers and people who just got off of work coming in,” she said. “On Thursdays, we get anywhere from 200 to 300 high school kids in because it’s a late day for them.” Just recently, Brooklyn Bagel received an exciting award that piqued new interest for residents of Wellington who hadn’t yet experienced this one-of-a-kind place. “They just gave us the Best Bagels in the West,” Edwards said. “I have since noticed an influx of customers coming in.”
Today, Brooklyn Bagel is looking forward to the upcoming winter season. Ready and willing to meet any customer requests, the bagel shop provides genuine New York-style bagels at unbeatable prices, and pairs them with a variety of options to please a wide assortment of guests who come in for that perfect breakfast. “People love the coffee, and they love the bagels because we make them in house,” Edwards said. “People are also drawn to the Nova sandwich, as well as the bacon, egg and cheese.” Brooklyn Bagel brings the authenticity to life. The staff comes from New York, and every employee has been with the company for 10 years or more. “The name was here when I got it, but my bakers are from New York, and you can’t tell the difference in the bagel. It tastes just like a New York bagel,” Edwards said. “We do hire extra people in the winter, but it’s the same employees each time.” At the end of the day, Brooklyn Bagel doesn’t let excess product go to waste. Instead of discarding their leftovers, they have made local connections to put their surplus bagels to good use. The restaurant donates the remaining bagels to local churches, shelters and any other organizations that express a need. “If anyone is looking for a donation like this, we would definitely supply them with bagels,” Edwards said.
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Edwards has high hopes for the future of Brooklyn Bagel, as she is working on expanding the company in Georgia. Her enthusiasm for this special investment she made seven years ago only continues to increase with time. “It’s just a fun, easy job. There’s no pres-
sure, and it’s just fun,” said Edwards, who serves as the company’s president. Brooklyn Bagel is located at 13873 Wellington Trace, Suite B9, in the Wellington Marketplace shopping plaza. For more information, or to place an order, call (561) 784-5501.
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Sports & Recreation
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Royal Palm Beach Defeats Palm Beach Central 7-3
By Gene Nardi Town-Crier Staff Report The Royal Palm Beach High School varsity football team traveled to Palm Beach Central High School last Friday for the regular season opener, besting the Broncos 7-3 in a non-district contest. It was Demarcus Holloway’s 130 rushing yards that helped lift the No. 6 Wildcats past the No. 2 Broncos. The Broncos came off an impressive kickoff classic performance, defeating nationally ranked Miami Northwestern, and have been pre-
dicted as frontrunners to advance through post-season play. The Wildcats also had an impressive performance against Ft. Pierce Central in their pre-season game, despite losing 21-14. The pre-season hype delivered everything it could in this much-anticipated battle, as two of the county’s best played before a capacity crowd. The Broncos got on the scoreboard first, as they drove to the Royal Palm Beach 20 yard line, but settled for a Jordan Acham field goal to take an early 3-0 lead. Palm Beach
Wildcat running back Demarcus Holloway adds to his rushing yards.
Central again drove to the Royal Palm Beach 2 yard line, but turned over on downs as they went for the touchdown on fourth and goal. The Royal Palm Beach goal-line stand ignited the Wildcats’ offense. Royal Palm Beach marched down the field 98 yards to take a 7-3 lead with just under nine minutes to play in the second quarter. Charles Perry scored on the 3-yard run, with Devin Wallace making the kick. Holloway was a thorn in the Palm Beach Central defense all night, racking up yards on the ground. Holloway missed most of last season with a hand injury and wanted to make up for it. “If it wasn’t for my offensive line, I wouldn’t have had over 100 yards. I just praise my whole line,” Holloway said. “I want to do it for my team, we’ve got to go to state this year.” The Wildcats touchdown response to Palm Beach Central’s early push would be the final score of the game. The Royal Palm Beach defense would bend but not break, even against a Palm Beach Central drive near the end of the game. Royal Palm Beach’s defense came up big on Palm Beach Central’s last drive, shutting down the attack. Time ran out, and the Wildcats held on for the 7-3 victory. “We ran the ball well, but we shot
PBCHS quarterback Luis Geguero gets off a pass as RPBHS defender Photos by Gene Nardi/Town-Crier Warren Lewis closes in. ourselves in the foot with penalties, quarterback Toddy Centeio started and then battled back, and that’s the game and had impressive play. the character of this team,” RPBHS The Broncos will travel to Glades head coach Willie Bueno said. “Our Central High School on Friday, Sept. defense had as good an effort as 6, while Royal Palm Beach hosts we’ve had here in a while.” Pahokee High School. Both games Royal Palm Beach freshman are at 7 p.m.
Wellington Football Squad Shut Out By Santaluces
By Gene Nardi Town-Crier Staff Report The Wellington High School varsity football squad hosted its regular season opener last Friday night, but lost 7-0 to the visiting Santaluces High School Chiefs. The Wolverines came into the match-up with high expectations on both sides of the ball. The Wolverine
defense delivered when it had to, despite giving up just one score to the Chiefs. Offensively, the Wolverines were plagued by turnovers and penalties that created a barrier as they aimed for the end zone. Wellington took their opening drive 47 yards to the Chiefs 20 yard line before turning the ball over on a fumble.
Wellington receiver Jean Rene runs to the outside after a catch.
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The Wolverine offense, led by quarterback Cole Smallridge, chipped away at the Santaluces defense, mixing it up with short passes and quick run plays to get just outside the red zone. Santaluces took advantage of the early fumble and drove down field, scoring from three yards out. Coming at the end of the first quarter, it was to be the only score of the game. The Wolverines responded with another solid drive to midfield, but again turned the ball over on a fumble. Wellington’s defense gave their offense back the ball with an interception by Devin Bolden on the next play. While the Wellington offense gained some momentum, penalties would push them in the opposite direction. As the half came to a close, it was the defense that continued to shine. The imposing Wolverine defense shut down the Santaluces passing game. Both squads had a difficult time mounting an offensive assault to put more points on the board, and the game ended 7-0 on the Chiefs’ lone early score. Wellington defensive linemen Tim Crawford and Keegan Sullivan
WHS quarterback Cole Smallridge throws downfield to a receiver. combined for three sacks. Calvin Howe and JJ Eggen both recorded a sack.
Wellington will travel to West Boca High School on Friday, Sept. 6 for a 7 p.m. game.
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Karate Students Move Up In Rank
Four Ninja students from Genbu-Kai Karate recently tested and were promoted to their first and second levels. All four Ninjas are from the
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Royal Palm Beach and Wellington areas. The 16-month Ninja program is specifically designed for preschool children ages 4 to 6, and emphasis is placed on improving fine and gross motor skills, while teaching eight life skills: focus, teamwork, control, balance, memory, discipline, fitness and coordination. The Ninjas also learn short- and longterm goal setting by testing and advancing through nine rank levels. Ultimately, the Ninja program prepares students who wish to continue and advance to the junior karate program. For more on the Ninja classes, junior or adult karate, weapons or kickboxing Ninjas Advance — (Front row, left to right) Ca- classes offered at the son Bedwell, Agustin Barcenas, Fisher Warner school, call (561) 804and JJ Armstrong; (back row) Sensei Keith 1002 or visit www. genbukaiflorida.com. Moore and instructor Brent Bedwell.
Plenty Of Fans On Hand As Berean Opens Football Season
On Friday, Aug. 23, Berean Christian School’s football team faced Merritt Island Christian School at Wellington High School. There were a lot of firsts that happened at the opening game of the 2013 season. It was the first time the team wore its new uniforms, it was the first win of the season and it was the first time playing on the field that is now known to Berean as Adcahb Field. A record crowd came out to cheer on the Bulldogs to victory thanks to support from Adcahb Medical Coverages, which is underwriting the cost of the entire home schedule. The Bulldogs opened a 21-0 lead in the first quarter. While the Cougars put 6 points on the board, the Bulldogs were able to find the end zone twice in the fourth quarter, making the final score 35-6 to end the game with a Bulldog victory. (Right) A supportive crowd was on hand to help open Berean Christian School’s new football season.
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Highlights from the game included 323 yards of total offense with Chris Mauck passing for 283 of those yards. Austin Skelton registered 168 receiving yards. Touchdowns were executed by Gio
Nazario, Jeremiah Bridgewater, Joseph Hendricks and Austin Skelton. To find out about the football program or any program at Berean Christian School, visit www.bcs bulldogs.org.
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Acreage Athletic League Begins Fall Football Season Three of the Acreage Athletic League’s successful youth sports programs opened their seasons on Saturday, Aug. 17 at Acreage Community Park. The Acreage Tackle Football League and Acreage cheerleading started off the day with games announced by a professional DJ. The tackle league consists of 13 teams and 221 players, ranging in age from 5 to 15, playing teams from The Acreage, as well as West Boca. The cheerleaders performed during the tackle games and have
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(Clockwise from top left) Brie Poe dives to pull the flag of Kalie Keepler in the JV Colts vs. JV Steelers game; Donovan Rivera of the Midget Cowboys runs for a first down; and the Mighty Mites Ducks cheer squad show their team spirit. Photos courtesy Acreage Athletic League
said. “The park is beautiful, well-maintained and the people were all quite nice and respectful. It was a whole lot of fun being around other horses and riders. I especially like that it’s so close, a nice short trip there and back.” The shows are perfect for a rider getting back into the game, she said. “These shows are great for me.
a solid program of 50 members, ranging in age from 5 to 14. In the afternoon, the Acreage Flag Football League held games for its 23 teams, consisting of more than 220 players. The Acreage Athletic League, along with each of the programs, thank all players, parents, coaches, volunteers and members of the West Boca Football League for making opening day a success. Interested in youth sports programs in The Acreage? Visit www. acreageathleticleague.org for more information.
I used to show, many years ago, so getting back into it’s a bit scary. This is a nice way to ease back into it, and also to get my horse used to crowds, loudspeakers and new surroundings,” Buisman said. “I think anyone would enjoy these shows, especially newer riders or green horses. Plus, you can’t beat $8 a class. I hope a lot of people come so there’s more competition. Ride on over, bring your horse and have fun with a great bunch of people.” For more information, visit www. acreagehorseman.com, or call Linda Rainbolt at (561) 506-5212.
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Saturday, Sept. 7 • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Sassy Socks and Story Spectacular for ages 2 to 6 on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 10:30 a.m. Slip on your splashiest socks and shimmy along to silly songs. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info. • River Bridge Animal Hospital (6862 Forest Hill Blvd., Greenacres) will host a 24-hour cat adoption marathon Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 7 and 8 with kittens and cats from A Second Chance Puppies & Kittens Rescue (www.asecondchance rescue.org). Call (561) 324-2654 for more info. • The Daughters of the American Revolution will hold a Constitution Week Luncheon on Saturday, Sept. 7 at noon at the Atlantis Country Club (301 Orange Tree Drive). Tim Morell will address “The Five Freedoms of the First Amendment.” There will also be a silent auction. For more info., contact Liz Scholze firstname.lastname@example.org. • The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Acoustic Java Jam for adults Saturday, Sept. 7 at 2 p.m. Experience a caffeinated collection of local talent or bring your acoustic instruments and jam out. Coffee will be provided. Call (561) 681-4100 for more info. • The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Lego Builders Club for ages 6 to 12 on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 2 p.m. Work alone or with other fellow builders on creative projects. Call (561) 681-4100 to pre-register. • Wellington Ballet Theatre will perform “Ballet Off Broadway” at the Crest Theater (51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach) on Saturday, Sept. 7. Show times are 3 and 7:30 p.m. For tickets, call the box office at (561) 243-7922, ext. 1. or visit www.delraycenterforthearts.org. For more about Wellington Ballet Theatre, call (561) 296-1880 or visit www.wellingtonballet theatre.org. Sunday, Sept. 8 • The Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce will host the Tropical Triathlon on Sunday, Sept. 8 beginning at Lake Worth Beach at 7 a.m. For info., visit www.cpbchamber.com.
Monday, Sept. 9 • The Wellington Garden Club will hold its first meeting of the new season on Monday, Sept. 9 at the Wellington Community Center (12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd.). A business meeting begins at 10:30 a.m., followed by lunch at 11:30. At 12:30 p.m., there will be a special program by Jay D. Carter. RSVP to Carol Coleman at (561) 792-2290. For info., visit www.wellingtongardenclub.org. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Art Club for ages 8 and up Monday, Sept. 9 at 4 p.m. Dress to get messy. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info. • DivorceCare, a program to deal with the pain of separation and divorce, will be held at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church (12200 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington) beginning Monday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. for 13 weeks. Contact Rachel Lever at (561) 793-5712, ext. 21 or rlever@stpeters-umc. org to pre-register. • Community of Hope Church will offer a free 13-week GriefShare series on Mondays at 7 p.m. beginning Sept. 9. Participants can join at any time during the series. For more information, or to register, call (561) 753-8883. • The Loxahatchee Groves Water Control District Board of Supervisors will meet Monday, Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the district office (101 West D Road). Call (561) 793-0884 or visit www. lgwcd.org for more info. Tuesday, Sept. 10 • The Palm Beach County Commission will meet Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 9:30 a.m. in the government center’s Jane M. Thompson Memorial Chambers (301 N. Olive Ave., Sixth Floor, West Palm Beach). For info., visit www.pbcgov.com. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Tween Tuesdays: Gaming for ages 8 to 12 Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 3 p.m. Bring a friend for Wii gaming and board game fun. Call (561) 790-6070 for info. • The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Sit ‘n’ Stitch: Crochet or Knit for ages
9 and up Tuesdays, Sept. 10 and 17 at 5 p.m. Learn the fundamentals, work on current projects and share ideas. Some materials will be provided. Call (561) 681-4100 for more info. • The Loxahatchee Groves Town Council will hold a solid waste assessment public hearing Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 5 p.m. at the Loxahatchee Groves Water Control District office. Call (561) 793-2418 or visit www.loxahatcheegroves.org for more info. • Selinger Chiropractic & Acupuncture (7749 Lake Worth Road) will host a networking fundraiser in tribute to the victims and their families of the 9/11 attacks on Tuesday, Sept. 10 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Proceeds will go to the Families of Freedom scholarship fund for dependents of those killed or injured in the Sept. 11 attacks and rescue efforts. For more info., call Shana Overhulser at (561) 496-2244 or visit www. mylakeworthchiropractor.com. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Chess Club for Adults on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. Chess fans practice strategy skills with other players. Basic game knowledge is required. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register. • The Wellington Village Council will meet Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Wellington Municipal Complex (12300 W. Forest Hill Blvd.). For more info., call (561) 791-4000 or visit www. wellingtonfl.gov. Wednesday, Sept. 11 • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Pokemon League for ages 6 to 12 on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 3 p.m. Call (561) 7906070 for more info. • The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host Mustache Mania! for ages 5 to 8 on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 4 p.m. Call (561) 6814100 to pre-register. • Wellington will host Remembrance 9/11 on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. at the Patriot Memorial (12198 W. Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington). Call (561) 753-2484 for more info.
The Town-Crier • The Wellington Art Society will hold an open house Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Greenview Room at the Wellington Community Center (12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd.). Visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org for more info. Thursday, Sept. 12 St. Peter’s United Methodist Church (12200 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington) will host the Building Better Moms group Thursdays, Sept. 12 and 26 at 9:15 a.m. Call Rachel Lever at (561) 7935712, ext. 21 or e-mail email@example.com to participate in the program. • The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host Being Different Isn’t So Bad for all ages Thursday, Sept. 12 at 3:30 p.m. Representatives from the PBC Deaf Services Center will talk about deafness and deaf awareness. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register. • The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way, Royal Palm Beach) will host IRL Minecraft Craft Time for ages 8 to 14 on Friday, Sept. 13 at 4:30 p.m. Make Minecraft-themed crafts. Call (561) 790-6030 to pre-register. • Wellington’s Food Truck Invasion will take place Thursday, Sept. 12 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. at the Wellington Amphitheater (12100 W. Forest Hill Blvd.). Call (561) 753-2484 or visit www. wellingtonfl.gov for more info. • The Royal Palm Beach Village Council will hold a budget hearing Thursday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. at Village Hall (1050 Royal Palm Beach Blvd.). Call (561) 790-5100 or visit www.royal palmbeach.com for more info. Friday, Sept. 13 • The Wellington Amphitheater (12100 W. Forest Hill Blvd.) will present a free screening of the movie Epic on Friday, Sept. 13 at 8 p.m. Call (561) 753-2484 or visit www.wellingtonfl. gov 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@ gotowncrier.com.
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