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18 USPA Pact Solidifies IPC As Nation’s Top Polo Venue Wellington will continue to reign supreme as the home of the nation’s best high-goal polo for years to come. In April, the U.S. Polo Association granted the International Polo Club Palm Beach a three-year contract extension to host the top three national polo tournaments. By Lauren Miró

22 Margaret Duprey Has High Hopes For The Olympics

Wellington’s Margaret Duprey is an avid equestrian, raised with knowledge of many disciplines. Now she is moving forward into this Olympic year owning two horses competing for a spot to show for the U.S. in two different horse sports. By Kendall Bierer

24 Bronco Band Program Keeps Racking Up The Honors

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Serving as an outlet for young people searching for their place in the world, Palm Beach Central High School’s successful band program has transformed the lives of many of its students. By Jessica Gregoire

28 Get Great Produce And More At Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market sells its all-natural products at 322 locations. Whole Foods is full of fabulous food and, particularly in the Wellington location, a huge variety of produce available for summer entertaining. By Deborah Welky

34 Father’s Day: A Tradition Of Love And Honor

Before you go out and purchase that special gift this Father’s Day, take a look at some of our great local retailers and what they have to offer — surely there is something just right for that special father figure in your life.

42 Wellington Woman: Irish Native Iseult Broglio

Wellington resident Iseult Broglio, this month’s nominee for Wellington The Magazine’s Woman of the Year award, has been volunteering for one organization or another since she settled here more than 30 years ago. By Matthew Auerbach

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Wellington Social Scene Central Palm Beach County Chamber Installs 2012-13 Directors ThinkPINKkids Breast Cancer Walk Returns To Wellington High School Women’s Club Enjoys ‘Day At The Derby’ At Wanderers Club Wellington Seniors Club Members Enjoy Spring Fling Dinner Dance Wellington Breaks Ground On Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club

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44 Wellington Home

This month, we visit a Lakefield home featuring picturesque lake and golf course views, luxurious interior, manicured exterior and unique architectural details. By Lauren Miró

48 Wellington Table

Serving up spectacular Latin-American fusion cuisine with gorgeous views, the new Utopia at Polo West offers a great space that highlights Wellington’s equestrian community as a backdrop to a delicious meal. By Lauren Miró

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Wellington Watch Wellington Health Wellington Real Estate Wellington Dining Guide Wellington Calendar Around Wellington ON THE COVER Garrett Wanamaker of Whole Foods Market with ingredients from one of our cool summer recipe ideas featured in this month’s issue. Photo by SUSAN LERNER

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Enjoy Your Wellington Summer! volume

As we head into the summer months, it’s a great time for outdoor entertaining. This month we learn how Whole Foods Market in Wellington can help by providing a wide array of summer produce, along with recipes to spice up your poolside party. Meanwhile, June is also time to celebrate dear old dad. We salute Father’s Day this issue, offering a list of great local retailers sure to have something perfect for your special dad.

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Last month brought the news that the United States Polo Association has granted the International Polo Club Palm Beach a three-year contract extension to host the nation’s top three polo tournaments. In this issue, we explore what this means for Wellington and its growing polo community. Another equestrian sport making deep inroads in Wellington is dressage. This month we feature Wellington Classic Dressage, which has worked for decades to make sure all dressage riders feel like superstars, no matter if they’re riding Training Level all the way up to Grand Prix. This summer, all eyes will be on London for the 2012 Olympic Games, and many riders with ties to Wellington are vying for spots in the Olympic lineup. Wellington equestrian Margaret Duprey, profiled this month, will not be riding herself, but she owns several horses in the hunt for positions on both the dressage and show jumping teams. Back on the home front, longtime Wellington equestrian leader Iseult Broglio, this month’s nominee for Wellington The Magazine’s Woman of the Year award, has spent 30 years supporting local charitable groups, from the Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center to Big Dog Ranch Rescue. Palm Beach Central High School’s successful band program, featured this month, has racked up dozens of top awards while also transforming the lives of many of its student participants. Wellington Health profiles obstetrician Dr. David Adler of Comprehensive OB-GYN of the Palm Beaches, while Wellington Real Estate features Pat Evans of Illustrated Properties. Wellington Home visits a Lakefield house featuring unique architectural details and picturesque lake and golf course views. Wellington Table stops by the new Utopia at Polo West, serving up spectacular Latin-American fusion cuisine. Enjoy your Wellington summer. We’ll be back in July with our annual health and medical-themed issue. Joshua Manning Publisher/Executive Editor

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wellington social scene Photos by Denise Fleischman Central Palm Beach County Chamber Installs 2012-13 Directors

(Left) Incoming Chairman Dr. Jeffrey Bishop is installed by Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw. (Right) Dr. Harvey and Zulma Montijo, Dr. Edward Becker, and Dr. Carlos and Amanda Leon.

“An Inaugural Celebration in Paradise,” the first installation gala of the newly merged Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce, was held Friday, April 27 at the Pavilion at the International Polo Club Palm Beach. The chamber’s 2012-13 board was installed, including incoming Chairman Dr. Jeffrey Bishop.

(Left to right) Event committee members Joel Dowley, Mary Lou Bedford, Joni Moncelli, Jaene Miranda, Andrea Plevin, Maria Becker and Ellen Sanita; Jerel and Linda Humphrey with Charlene and Dr. Jeffrey Bishop; Ben Boynton leads the live auction; State Rep. Mark Pafford installs the 2012-13 Board of Directors; and Outgoing Chairman Carmine Priore III with CEO Jaene Miranda.

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wellington social scene Photos by Lauren Mir贸 ThinkPINKkids Breast Cancer Walk Held At Wellington High School

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ThinkPINKkids Wellington held its fourth annual 5K Walk to Win the Battle Against Breast Cancer on Friday, May 11 at Wellington High School. Students and families walked the track in honor of those battling breast cancer. For more info., visit www. thinkpinkkids.com.

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(Left) Hat contest winners: Rhea Caswell (Most Beautiful Hat), Marianne Davidson (Funniest Hat) and Ruth Mansmith (Most Derbyesque Hat). (Right) Women of the Western Communities board members.

Women of the Western Communities celebrated “A Day at the Derby” on Sunday, May 6 at the Wanderers Club in Wellington. The day consisted of a sumptuous brunch buffet, trivia contest, hat contest, and Chinese and silent auctions.

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(Left) VIPs turn some dirt to break ground on the facility. (Right) Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County President & CEO Mary O’Connor (center) with donors Victoria McCullough and Neil Hirsch.

Longtime supporters of the Wellington Boys & Girls Club joined local officials to break ground Tuesday, May 22 on a long-planned new facility. Named the Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club, the building was made possible by a $1.5 million donation from Hirsch. Officials spoke about the importance of the club and dug out the ceremonial first shovel of dirt to get construction started.

(Left to right) Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County President & CEO Mary O’Connor gives Neil Hirsch a gift from children at the Wellington club; Wellington Mayor Bob Margolis, Councilman Matt Willhite, Neil Hirsch and Councilman John Greene; former Councilman Dr. Carmine Priore with Vice Mayor Howard Coates; and Wellington Boys & Girls Club board members at the groundbreaking.

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Wellington residents will likely see a lower tax rate and a smaller budget next year. In May, the Wellington Village Council reviewed a preliminary budget plan spending $72.3 million, down 2.6 percent from the current year’s $73.9 million. The proposed tax rate of 2.47 mills is down 4 percent from the rate of 2.5 mills approved the last three years. At that tax rate, Wellington will bring in about $12.23 million in revenue, down from approximately $12.8 million in the current year, Financial Management & Budget Director Mireya McIlveen said. “The taxable values continued to decline steadily for the past three years,” she said. “But they seem to have leveled out.” However, council members might still make considerable changes to the budget. Most notably, council members asked village staff to provide a proposal to move Wellington back to a five-day workweek and also explore bringing its attorney in-house. Two years ago, Wellington switched to a four-day workweek. Vice Mayor Howard Coates said he was concerned that customer service suffered on Fridays because of the change. Wellington currently pays $400,000 for its contracted legal department. With several pending lawsuits, council members were concerned about rising costs. Councilman Matt Willhite asked whether money could be saved with an in-house attorney. “We are involved in more potential litigation for the next three to four years,” he said. “If that’s the case, a one-man show doesn’t do it.”

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Anne Gerwig dissented. The council tabled a measure that would revoke approvals for the existing dressage facility. Plans for the 96-acre former Palm Beach Polo stadium property divided candidates during the Wellington municipal election in March. The three winners were staunch opponents of the project. Director of Growth Management Bob Basehart explained that Wellington was supposed to have received a plat for the property by April 1, but did not receive it in time. Dan Rosenbaum, attorney for developer Mark Bellissimo, said that the glitch was caused by Village Attorney Jeff Kurtz, who did not approve necessary documents in time. “This isn’t a situation where the applicant violated the condition in an attempt to thwart the Village of Wellington,” he said. But several council members felt that more could have been done by the applicant to mend the situation. “If I knew a deadline was approaching,” Willhite said, “I would have corresponded with council or staff.” But Coates worried that the council was being used as a pawn to settle a dispute between warring sides. “We are locked in this position because both sides have made a decision to take a scorched-earth approach,” he said. The ruling came on the heels of Bellissimo’s decision a week earlier to put plans for the hotel and other commercial aspects on hold. “We have taken the feedback we have gotten in this process and hope to come back with something that will benefit the community at large,” he said. Charter School OK — Wellington could soon have a new charter school after the Wellington Village Council approved a comprehensive plan amendment May 8 that would allow for such a school to be built on 8.35 acres of land on the east side of State Road 7. But the council rejected a portion of the measure that would have allowed for a 15,000-squarefoot daycare facility at the site.

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USPA Pact Solidifies International Polo Club’s Standing As Nation’s Top Polo Venue Story by Lauren Miró Photos by Abner Pedraza

Wellington will continue to reign supreme as the home of the nation’s best high-goal polo for years to come. In April, the U.S. Polo Association granted the International Polo Club Palm Beach a three-year contract extension to host the top three national polo tournaments. “I take it as a feather in our cap,” President of Club Operations John

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Wash said, noting that the decision was due to the club’s expertly maintained facility and fields. IPC inked a three-year deal with the USPA to host the C.V. Whitney Cup, the USPA Gold Cup and the U.S. Open Polo Championship. This year marked the U.S. Open’s ninth year at the club. “To have the U.S. Open for another

three years just shows our commitment to polo as a sport and a community,” Wash said, “as well as the USPA’s commitment to us.” For USPA CEO Peter Rizzo, keeping the tournaments in Wellington is ideal. “The International Polo Club has top fields and a beautiful stadium,” he said. “It seems natural for the USPA’s top


High-level polo requires good field conditions, and IPC consistently delivers, Wash said. “I always tell people that we’re the Yankee Stadium of polo,” he said.

“Obviously, there’s a lot of other stadiums, but they don’t hold the notoriety or prestige that we do.” IPC Polo Manager Jimmy Newman agreed. “This is the 24th U.S. Open at a facility that I’ve been polo manager for,” he said. “There has never been a place like this, with the number and quality of fields we offer. No one has the quality of fields that we have here.

This is the perfect place and the perfect time of the year to do it.” IPC Director of Facilities & Operations Ray Mooney noted that in addition to the best fields, Wellington also offers great weather for the game. “The weather here in the winter is great,” he said. “I don’t think there’s anywhere else in the U.S. that you’d

events to be hosted there. They truly are the best. Teams want to come to Wellington. The venue draws them there.”

To have the U.S. Open for another three years just shows our commitment to polo as a sport and a community, as well as the USPA’s commitment to us. John Wash International Polo Club President of Club Operations

(Left) International Polo Club Director of Facilities & Operations Ray Mooney, Polo Manager Jimmy Newman and President of Club Operations John Wash.

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want to go play polo in the winter. To top it off, our facilities are unmatched. We’re a 10, and I’d say the only thing that even comes close is about a four.” Though there are other clubs across the nation, Wash agreed that none offers a comparable quality of fields. “We have seven fields,” he said. “Each field is maintained in the same condition, the same shape and the same quality. The same amount of dollars go into each one. When you play at other [polo] clubs, you are playing on fields that aren’t necessarily theirs.” This makes IPC an ideal location for teams looking to compete among the world’s best polo players. “Teams from all over the world want to come here,” Wash noted. This year was a banner season, with more teams than ever before, Newman said. “We had 34 teams this year in high-goal polo,” he said. “That includes three teams that moved up from mediumgoal polo to the 20-goal. That’s a real bonus.” He noted that players come from all over the world, some taking extensive flights from their home countries just to come for a match. “The lengths some people go through to be a part of this is astonishing,” Newman said. “They are truly passionate about it.” Not only does IPC play host to the top players in the world, but through its feeder leagues, players have an opportunity to better themselves, Wash said. “The feeder league shows the patrons that they can play here at a starter level and get comfortable, with

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the hopes and desires that they would take the big step forward,” he explained. And IPC is always willing to lend a hand to encourage teams to come for the season. “Jimmy and his crew make it easy for teams to come here,” Wash said. “His staff not only works on putting on polo but also assists teams when they need something — stabling, housing or anything else.” Newman said he was happy to help assist teams needing to find a place to stay, keep their polo ponies or practice. “We tell them not to worry about things,” he said. “We are here and know the lay of the land. We help them find stables or practice fields.” Meanwhile, players from all over the world are making Wellington their new home. “There are several players who have purchased land or are looking to purchase land in Wellington,” he said. “There are a number of patrons looking at large land deals right now. They know this is the home of polo, and they know they need to be here for it. They’re also helping out the local economy.” And the Wellington community is very supportive of the polo community, Rizzo said. “The Wellington area in particular is great for polo,” he said. “There are so many polo fields and facilities. The whole equestrian scene is wonderful.” Newman agreed. “This is the center of it all,” he said, noting that many people who don’t play polo come just to watch

the season. “It’s a lifestyle for these people.” IPC also continues to try to reach out to the community, making the game accessible. “Part of it is being an active part of the community,” Wash said, “and not just expecting the community to come to us. We’ve been very participatory. We like to go out into the community and let them know who we are.” Those efforts have made an impact, he said, noting that he’s been approached by complete strangers wishing to thank him for his efforts. “Sometimes we really forget, because we’re so insulated in taking care of the club,” Wash said, “but there really is a lot of support from the community. That really means a lot to us.” Newman said that next year is already shaping up to offer even more. “We’re trying to acquire more fields,” he said. “We’ll hopefully have two to three additional fields next year.” This will allow for even more teams to join. “The local economy will benefit from it,” Wash said. “You’ll have more teams. The sponsors get excited. They see the sport continue to grow, and they want to be involved.” As always, the club will continue to draw the greater community in. “We will continue to reach out to the public, making it easier for them to come out here and learn about the game,” Wash said. The International Polo Club Palm Beach is located at 3667 120th Ave. South in Wellington. For more information, visit www.internationalpoloclub.com.

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Horses Are In Her Blood

Wellington’s Margaret Duprey Full Of Hope As Her Horses Compete For Olympic Team Positions By Kendall Bierer

In the equestrian world, it comes down to one thing and one thing only — the love of the sport. Wellington’s Margaret Duprey of Cherry Knoll Farm is an avid equestrian, raised with a piece of all the equine disciplines. From racing to steeplechase and show jumping to dressage, she has seen it all, and now Duprey is moving forward into the Olympic year with two horses competing for a spot to show for the United States. Originally an owner of hunters and show jumpers, Duprey moved into dressage to experience a different aspect of the sport horse as both a rider and owner. “I love all aspects of the sport, but I finally decided to step into dressage so I could keep all four feet on the ground,” Duprey explained. Her love for dressage and desire to learn more brought her to renowned dressage rider and trainer Todd Flettrich. Although she had known Flettrich from his time training in Pennsylvania, it wasn’t until Duprey began to hunger for more in the dressage arena that she began to train with him. “It came time in my life to begin looking for a change of venue for instruction,” Duprey said. “I was working with different instructors and having my questions answered, but there came a time that I wanted to know more and I wanted a challenge. I went to Todd and asked if he would be willing to take on another student, and he did. It has grown into a great partnership.” Flettrich rode Cherry Knoll Farm’s horse, Otto, at the 2010 Alltech FEI 22

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World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Ky., and the two are seeking a spot on the United States Olympic Dressage Team for London this summer. Although the stakes are high, Duprey said that she does not feel much pressure. “Having been in horses long enough, I know that you just have to make a plan and stick to it. Sometimes you might go a little right, or a little left, but in the end you always have to stay on course,” Duprey said. “You definitely have to take things one day at a time.” The anticipation was heavy because Cedric, a 16-year-old grey gelding, was still for sale, and the uncertainty of him being sold lead Duprey to express interest. Cedric jumped to a gold medal on the U.S. Show Jumping Team at the 2008 Olympic Games in Hong Kong, and represented the United States at the World Equestrian Games, proving himself a linchpin for the U.S. Show Jumping team with Laura Kraut. As a dear friend of Peter Wetherill, who died in February 2010, Duprey stepped up to the plate and bought Cedric in February 2012. She believes that Wetherill would have wanted for Cedric to stay in the United States, and Duprey decided that she wanted to be the same silent supporter Wetherill had been. “Peter has always been a U.S. supporter,” Duprey said. “Whether he was supporting a rider, acting as an owner or generously providing donations, he loved the sport. I thought this is what Peter would like for me to do, and another part of me was thinking that it would be a shame to lose Cedric for the U.S. Show

Jumping Team. There is a fine line between getting your emotions involved and being business-smart, but this decision was a collaboration of the two.” Shortly after the purchase was finalized, Kraut and Cedric placed second in the $150,000 WEF 8 Grand Prix on March 4. Duprey stuck to her word, acting as a silent sponsor, and has decided to watch as Kraut continues with her plan aboard Cedric. “My motto has always been: If it’s not broke, don’t fix it,” Duprey chuckled. “Todd and Laura each have their plans, and for me it is just about communication and what is going on. Both of them are great professionals, and I communicate with both of them. My theory is that we should go out there, have a good time, and if we make it, great; if not, then we move on to the next adventure.” No matter what happens for either one of her horses, the two-discipline sponsor said that she will be in London to support the U.S. team. “I don’t start getting nervous until I see them going down the center line or over the first fence,” Duprey said. “I know that they are animals, and you can provide them with the best care, feed, grooming and conditioning, but ultimately it is up to Mother Nature.” Only time will tell whether Otto and Cedric make it into the upcoming Olympics for their respective disciplines, but Duprey will continue to take everything day by day as she supports the United States and looks forward to what the upcoming months will bring.


Margaret Duprey of Cherry Knoll Farm rides Mojito. Photo Courtesy Susan J. Stickle

Todd Flettrich and Otto compete at the 2010 World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Ky. Photo Courtesy Susan J. Stickle

Laura Kraut and Cedric placed second in the $150,000 WEF 8 Grand Prix on March 4, during the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington. Photo Courtesy Kenneth Kraus/PhelpsSports

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Successful Bronco Band Program Keeps Racking Up The Honors Story by Jessica Gregoire Photos by Abner Pedraza

Serving as an outlet for young people searching for their place in the world, Palm Beach Central High School’s band program has transformed the lives of many of its students. With seven ensembles in the program, Director of Bands James Yaques has seen the organization grow through the years and make a significant impact on his students. Band director since 2005, Yaques has brought his expertise as an experienced musical educator to the Wellington school. With a bachelor’s degree in music from Florida State University and a master’s degree in conducting from Florida International University, Yaques’ knowledge has been a driving force in increasing the band program’s strength and capacity. “We have several different ensembles that are under our umbrella,” Yaques said, noting that each ensemble in the band program offers a different concentration. The subgroups are the Wind Ensemble, Concert Winds, Concert Jazz Ensemble, the Bronco Jazz Band, Color Guard/ Winter Guard and Winter Percussion. Since the program began, Yaques has doubled the number of members to include 130 students and has grown the program into one of the most successful in the state. The Bronco Band has been recognized as one of the top marching bands in the state. Constant practice has made 24

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the band and its members successful. On any given school day, you can hear the rumbling of the drums in perfect unison coming from the Palm Beach Central band room. For senior and drumline officer Justin Rivera, it’s all about competing. “Striving to be the best representation for our school is what I desire,” he said. “Winning is important, but not as important as giving my crew the best experience they could have.” The Bronco Band students’ competitive nature has won them several regional grand championships and the title of three-time Florida Marching Band Coalition (FMBC) state finalist. The band has had amazing effects on the students in many facets of their lives, from academics to social interactions. For Rivera, it was the key to his recent acceptance into the Berklee College of Music in Boston. “Being in the band has taught me how to be a professional and a leader,” Rivera said. “The biggest thing they liked about me at Berklee, beside my drumming skills, was how professional I was and how prepared I was.” Rivera, who plans to major in music composition at Berklee, has been in the Palm Beach Central band program since he started high school, and it has magnified his love of music. “Hopefully one day I can win a Grammy,” he said. “I currently lead a group of student jazz musicians called the New Sound Quartet.”

The band program is an outlet for many students who want a break from academic work. This is what drove 2012 valedictorian Justin Martinez to join the Winter Percussion ensemble and become its pit officer. “I spend a lot of time doing academic work,” he said. “Band is a really good chance for me to not worry about schoolwork or grades and to just think about playing and making music.” Winter Percussion has been in existence only four years but has had major accomplishments in that time: it holds two gold medals and one silver medal in the South Florida Winter Guard Association. Winning the championships was one of the highlights of Martinez’s three years in the band. “Moments like that are what really stand out in the course of the years,” he said. Martinez, who plays the marimba, enjoys the thrills of performing in front of large crowds. “Getting a reaction from a crowd of hundreds of people is just a great feeling,” he said. “And having the relationship with the crowd is such a great feeling and is what gets us going.” Martinez will be attending the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston. “I actually sent in a music supplement along with my application to MIT,” he said. “They really appreciated it because they like to see that people are doing other things outside of academics.”


(L-R) Palm Beach Central band members Alex Ingebritson, Justin Martinez, Cara Farley and Justin Rivera.

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MIT will be using Martinez’s audio submission in next year’s recruitment video for incoming and prospective students. The Color Guard component of the band program does not involve musical instruments, but it still gets the crowd going with its colorful routines. It’s an up-and-coming team that performs with the marching band in the fall and on its own at the South Florida Winter Guard Association in the winter. The Bronco Color Guard consistently ranks among the top three guards in its class at state championships. It is also rising rapidly through the ranks, having been promoted from its current class three times in its three-year existence. Senior Cara Farley, Color Guard captain, enjoyed being a leader and role model to many of the younger members she leads. “Stepping up and being a leader to all the other girls was what I really liked about it,” she said.

Being a Color Guard captain has opened doors for Farley. She will be teaching at Palm Beach Gardens High School as a color guard instructor while attending Palm Beach State College. “Hopefully I can excel in criminal psychology and get a degree in that and excel at Palm Beach Gardens’ band program,” she said.

we are going to be competing against different schools than we did this year,” Ingebritson said. “I’m really excited because it’s going to be a new experience, and the show that Mr. Yaques is putting together is going to be amazing. I believe this is going to be the year our marching band takes home the first-place gold medal at the FMBC.”

The Wind Ensemble is the concert group at Palm Beach Central. The ensemble is made up of the program’s top instrumentalists. Meanwhile, the Concert Winds prepares students to perform challenging concert literature and exposes them to chamber ensemble playing.

The indoor marching band and percussion have both done really well, but Yaques has decided to shift gears a bit. “We decided to change directions slightly, and we are going to move away from the competitive aspect and focus on more concert-focused percussion ensemble and a more performancebased color guard,” he explained. “We are going to focus more on individual and smaller groups. This way they are going to learn more social skills as well as group skills.”

Band major Alex Ingebritson, who also plays the clarinet in the Wind Ensemble, has been in the band program since her freshman year. Now a junior, she is looking forward to witnessing the new improvements and changes to the program. “Next year, we are going to be in a different class, so

Learn more about the Palm Beach Central High School Bronco Band by visiting www. pbcbroncoband.com.

Palm Beach Central High School Director of Bands James Yaques (center) with students Justin Rivera, Cara Farley, Justin Martinez and Alex Ingebritson.

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Get Great Produce And More At Whole Foods Market This Summer Story by Deborah Welky  Photos by Susan Lerner

There were fewer than a half-dozen natural food markets in the United States in 1980 when John Mackey and three like-minded grocers opened a store called Whole Foods Market in Austin, Texas. Their vision, together with a staff of 19, made it possible for the locals to buy produce, fish, meat, bakery and dairy products free of artificial ingredients. Today, Whole Foods Market sells its all-natural products at 322 locations throughout the U.S., Canada and England. The Wellington location is at 2635 State Road 7 in front of the Mall at Wellington Green. “It’s like a large farm stand,” said Lauren Belinsky, who is in charge of marketing and community relations for the Wellington location. “We shop local, and we do not allow any artificial colors, preservatives, sweeteners or hydrogenated fat. There is nothing in the entire store made with those ingredients.” Yet despite its rigorous selection process, Whole Foods is full of fabulous food and, particularly in this South Florida location, a huge variety of produce. “We stock 62 local produce items from the State of Florida,” Belinsky said. “Plus, we get foods in from all over our country, from wherever it’s best. We call them ‘Peak Picks,’ and they change from state to state and from region to region. In Florida, we have a lot of tropical fruits; New England has 28

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berries; Washington has apples.” In late May, the summer squash and zucchini were at their peak, and tomatoes were in their prime. “We’re lucky to live in Florida,” Belinsky said. “The produce at this Whole Foods changes daily. We work with so many different growers that it’s an amazing process, very fast-paced. Different trucks come in on different days and at different times of the day. As we sell out of things, we bring in different things.” Belinsky gives a lot of credit to her produce team for being able to keep on top of what’s coming in and when. They work with customers to give them updates on what to expect and can special-order requested produce as well. “The subtropical Florida growing season generally runs from October through June, with citrus being at its peak in the winter,” she noted. “But the summer season offers watermelon, guava, lychee and dragon fruit, with starfruit coming in mid-summer.” For those who want to eat well but who lack the time or the discipline to monitor their food intake (especially when hungry!), Whole Foods makes it easy — there are bulk bars and a café on site. “We have a large prepared-foods department where our chef has food ready to be brought home or to be

heated up and eaten in our café. We have a pizza oven, an international hot bar with Italian, Indian and American foods, and a salad bar with over 50 options, sold by weight. We have soups ready to eat, a sushi case, prepackaged sandwiches ready to go, or you can choose the ingredients you like and we’ll make a sandwich or a wrap for you,” Belinsky said. Whole Foods Market offers a wealth of adult classes each month, and this summer, it is also offering kids a weeklong cooking camp July 16-20 and again Aug. 6-10. Each day of the week will focus on one of Whole Foods’ departments. Current camp plans are for Seafood Day (to teach campers about sustainability and have them making fish tacos), Produce Day (to teach proper eating), Meat Day (when the kids will probably be making meatballs), Specialty Day (with an introduction to the store’s 350-plus cheeses from around the world) and Bakery Day (during which the campers will learn to pipe icing). And the kids won’t be the only ones having fun this summer. The “Father’s Day Favorites Block Party” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12 will have team members from each department making samples of their fathers’ favorite recipes for an in-store competition in which you, the shopper, get to eat free and vote for your favorites. “We have a rotating trophy that the winning department gets to display


Blake Ledbetter, store team leader at Whole Foods Market in Wellington.

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grilled summer squash and brie sandwiches

on their counter until the next competition,” Belinsky said. “It’s a papier-mâché Earth globe, and bragging rights come along with it. Our block parties are fun, and team members are really proud when their recipe is voted the best of the night.”

Use your favorite round country bread for these delicious open-face sandwiches. Cut slices of bread from the center of the loaf and make each about 3/4 inch thick so that you’ll have wonderfully generous sandwiches.

Belinsky also reminds shoppers about the bulk foods available by weight. With a huge assortment of nuts, dried fruit and sunflower seeds, mixing up a batch is a great alternative for summertime snacks.

Ingredients (Serves 4) 2 zucchini or medium yellow squash, sliced lengthwise into ½-inch-thick slices 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 4 thick-cut slices round country bread (sometimes known as a boule) 1 large garlic clove, split 10 ounces brie cheese, sliced 1 large tomato, sliced 1 cup sunflower, radish or other sprouts

“This is something that is unique to Whole Foods Market, and it’s great for summertime when you need travel snacks for the beach, the boat or the car,” Belinksy said. “You can make your own trail mix with no artificial colors or sweeteners, and it’s a great way for parents to get some nutrients into their children’s diet.”

Method Prepare a grill for medium-high-heat cooking or preheat the broiler. Brush squash with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill or broil, turning once or twice, until tender and nicely browned, 6 to 8 minutes.

The store also offers its Backyard Party Guide, in which a Bellini Bar is suggested for your next gathering. Chilled sparkling wine, lemonade, ginger ale and Prosecco can be set out with an assortment of pureed cherries, blueberries, raspberries and other fruits, and people can mix their own refreshing drinks.

Set aside. Grill or broil bread until just lightly browned, about 1 minute per side. Rub bread on both sides with garlic; discard garlic. Cover tops of slices with brie; place on a cool part of the grill and cover the grill (or broil) until the cheese is somewhat melted. Top with grilled squash, tomatoes and sprouts. Cut each sandwich in half and serve.

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Or, shop Whole Foods for a great selection of beer and wine. “We have a fantastic wine and beer wall, with local beers tucked away near our olive bar in the specialty department,” Belinsky said. “It’s a hidden gem.”


watermelon and arugula salad This refreshing salad, which serves 6 to 8, makes a delicious first course or side dish for warm-weather meals. You can make it up to a day ahead, but add the arugula just before serving for best texture. If you’d like to save time by buying pre-cut watermelon, you’ll need about 2 pounds of chunks to equal 6 cups diced. Ingredients 6 cups diced seedless watermelon 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced 1 cup feta cheese crumbles 1/2 cup toasted sunflower seeds 6 tablespoons prepared balsamic dressing 5 cups lightly packed baby arugula Cracked black pepper to taste Method In a large bowl, combine watermelon, onion, feta and sunflower seeds. Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat. Add arugula and toss again. Sprinkle with pepper and serve. Image Courtesy Whole Foods Market

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The Star Treatment

Wellington Classic Dressage Supports Dedicated Dressage Riders Of All Levels Story by Sue Weakley Photos by Susan J. Stickle

Every dressage competitor would be treated like a VIP if Noreen O’Sullivan and her team has their way. O’Sullivan, managing partner for Wellington Classic Dressage, is committed to making every rider at a WCD Challenge Series show, from Training Level to Grand Prix, feel like a superstar. O’Sullivan believes it’s important to offer amazing opportunities to all the competitors, not only to make every show special for the rider but to ensure the continued success of dressage. “We would like to treat all riders like they are VIPs,” she said. “We try to offer the same experience for everyone. From Juniors to Adult Amateurs to the FEI rider, they are all important people.” Show Secretary Monica Fitzgerald agreed. “If we don’t support our riders at all the levels, we won’t grow the sport,” she said. “We need to offer something for everyone for the longevity of the sport and to not forget our roots.” The Wellington Classic Dressage Show Series at Palm Beach County’s Jim Brandon Equestrian Center offers top-notch opportunities for everyone. Everyone likes to win, and in 2012, Wellington Classic Dressage will award nearly $200,000 in total prize money at 10 national and three international competitions held at Jim Brandon. The group’s partnership with Palm Beach County is going into its seventh season. “We are committed to working with them to continue to make this a world-class facility,” O’Sullivan said. “We have additional improvements on board for this summer to raise the bar on the facility to make it even better for competitors.” The lighted, covered arena with GGT footing sponsored by Wellington Classic Dressage, newly improved show and schooling rings, updated food court and vendor space, and easy access for horses and riders to the 128 stalls in permanent barns make Jim Brandon a popular 32

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showplace. Add to that another $100,000 allocated to the second phase of the drainage improvement project for the rings and barn area, along with additional landscaping, and riders are sure to feel that their experiences there will long be remembered. O’Sullivan said that, for her, a memorable part of the 2012 season included the two back-to-back weekend events for the CPEDI 3* Para-Equestrian Olympic qualifiers for the 2012 Paralympics. “The highlight of the final event was at the awards ceremony,” she said. “The winning teams from Canada and the United States sang their respective national anthems. It meant so much to them to win, and we were able to offer the para-equestrians the same environment as the WDM 5* riders. It was a touching moment.” The final weekend of the para-equestrian qualifiers ran concurrently with the World Dressage Masters Palm Beach CDI5* sponsored by the International Polo Club Palm Beach. The star-studded event will continue its partnership with Wellington Classic Dressage in 2013. O’Sullivan is quick to note that she could not offer such a fun, friendly experience at such high-caliber events like the World Dressage Masters without great sponsor partners and her team behind the scenes, including Fitzgerald, Ann Hart, Anne Devine and Arnelle Liblit. She credits them with helping her bring world-class dressage to Wellington and Palm Beach County. “We’ve had dressage in the area for more than 30 years,” she said. “Wellington Classic Dressage has made a long-term commitment to the community to keep that tradition going. It’s important for people to come support and enjoy great dressage.” With the exception of the World Dressage Masters, all the shows she organizes offer free entry for spectators and free parking. In addition to making the events fan-friendly, her team reached out to neighbors when, at the Wellington Classic Dressage Challenge in January, they helped sponsor the “Food Truck Frenzy” featuring


gourmet-on-the-go fare. They brought in busloads of enthusiastic senior citizens and gave them the chance to talk to the judges, learn about dressage and enjoy tasty treats from hot dogs to cupcakes. Wellington Classic Dressage also supports and thanks Ruth Menor and the Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center in Loxahatchee Groves for their support as part of their outreach programs to the area. In an effort to cater to year-round Wellington residents, Wellington Classic Dressage will also offer some off-season shows. Shows will include Wellington Classic Dressage in the Tropics, July 21-22; Wellington Classic Fall Challenge I and II, Sept. 15-16; Wellington Classic Autumn Challenge, Oct. 20-21; and the Wellington Classic Holiday Challenge, Dec. 8-9. As she plans the rest of 2012 and into 2013, O’Sullivan is considering restoring some popular events from past seasons, including the Wild Card Challenge. In the challenge, every winner of every Wild Card Challenge class, from Training Level to Grand Prix, drew a card from a deck. “Whoever pulled a joker won money on the spot,” O’Sullivan said. “Winners would pull cards throughout the season at eligible Wild Card shows and use them to make a winning poker hand. Fans could follow along online as winners drew their cards and played for cash and prizes totaling over $100,000.” O’Sullivan believes that adding a bit of fun, in addition to cash and prizes, will make dressage enjoyable for spectators and competitors alike. She works hard to make dressage delectable for everyone by sprinkling it with a soupçon of sass, a pinch of perfection, a commitment to community and a devotion to dressage, and calling it the VIP treatment for all. It’s truly a recipe for success.

Charlotte Dujardin extended her Grand Prix freestyle on Valegro at the World Dressage Masters Palm Beach CDI5* in January.

Barbara (Bebe) Davis, 14, pilots her pony, Poldy 10, to a victory at Wellington Classic Dressage’s Palm Beach Dressage Derby.

Eleanor (Ellie) Brimmer, 26, shows off her lateral movements aboard Carino H at the 2012 Wellington Dressage Sunshine Challenge CPEDI3*.

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Father’s Day A Tradition Of Love & Honor H

ooray for dads! Father’s Day — this year observed on Sunday, June 17 — is a day that brings many families together to celebrate the gifts and wisdom of dear old dad. Perhaps it’s the first Father’s Day for a new dad, or it might be an occasion of togetherness for a grandfather and his children and grandchildren. It also can be a time of reflection and a deeper understanding of our own paternal relationships. Have you ever stopped to wonder where the tradition of celebrating Father’s Day came from? A woman named Sonora Louise Smart Dodd of Spokane, Wash., grew up the oldest of six children raised by her father in a single-parent household. Sonora was 16 when her mother died in childbirth. Her father, Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart, stepped in to take on the role of both parents. In 1909, during a Mother’s Day sermon at

church, Sonora made up her mind to establish a day to honor fathers. The first Father’s Day was celebrated in 1910, but it would be over 60 years before it was officially recognized. Early on, many poked fun at the idea, thinking it would become just some commercialized gimmick. President Calvin Coolidge made a recommendation in 1924 to set aside the third Sunday in June as a national holiday, but the idea didn’t become law until President Richard Nixon signed the permanent recognition in 1972. Sonora Louise Smart Dodd lived long enough to see her wish for a national holiday recognized, passing away in 1978.

can be bestowed upon many people in our lives — not just the man who actually had the biological influence on our being. Father’s Day is a celebration about fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of men in society as a whole. A “father figure” can take on many forms: grandfather, teacher, coach, pastor and more. As we get ready to celebrate this now highly anticipated holiday, our minds turn to what exactly do we buy dear old dad this Father’s Day? For years, a tie was the traditional gift. But we know that today’s dads would probably enjoy receiving something a bit more unique and geared toward his lifestyle.

As we evolve as a nation, the meaning of Father’s Day continues to evolve. Today, for example, when we think about celebrating this special occasion, we have to remember that the honor

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Providing the latest obstetrics and gynecology techniques in a setting where patients receive personal attention is the goal of Dr. David Adler of Comprehensive OB-GYN of the Palm Beaches. From a woman’s very first gynecological visit to a smooth and healthy transition into menopause and beyond, Adler offers the most up-to-date, expert women’s healthcare. He is joined in the practice by Dr. Greg Latchaw and a staff ready to help patients.

Advances in gynecology include outpatient or in-office procedures that once required invasive surgery. “Laparoscopy is certainly the way we do almost all surgeries today if at all possible,” Adler said, noting the highly accurate, minimally invasive robotic surgery available at Palms West Hospital near his office. “It allows us to do procedures we just couldn’t do before. Even for some of the more difficult laparoscopic hysterectomies, it allows us to do them in an outpatient fashion, which is just pretty amazing.” This is a gigantic change from just a few years ago, when a hysterectomy could turn into a week in the hospital. “Now we’re sending them home in four to six hours and they’re back to work in four to seven days,” Adler said. “It’s just astounding.” He also does in-office procedures that were once done in the hospital, such as tubal ligations, now done transvaginally in the office with little or no recovery time. Oblation to decrease or eliminate heavy menstruation can also be done in-office. “It takes 10 minutes in the office,” Adler said. “These kinds of things are really new and cutting-edge changes from where medicine was five or 10 years ago.” Obstetrics is still high on the list of services offered. “It’s a great part of what we do, and it’s probably one of the more rewarding parts of what we do,” he said. The office caters to

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patients who want more of a personal relationship with their doctor. “They don’t want a practice of 10 physicians,” Adler said. “They want to know that myself and my partner are going to be there when they go into labor.” For that reason, the office limits the number of patients seen daily in order to retain a high level of personal care. “When a patient comes in even for a regular visit, they’re going to get time with us,” Adler said. The office also has a “Contact Us” web page where patients can ask questions. “Patients will ask you questions all the time via the web site,” he said. “I tell them if it’s not an emergency that’s a great way to ask me a question, because I’m going to get back to you quicker.” The office is also experienced at ministering to high-risk pregnancies. “There are really very few pregnancy complications that we won’t manage,” Adler said. “We both trained at major medical institutions and we’re comfortable managing those patients throughout the pregnancy.” Wellington Regional Medical Center is equipped with a level 3 neonatal intensive-care unit, so he recommends that his high-risk patients deliver there. “Wellington Regional can handle any baby at any gestational age,” he said. “It’s very comforting to have that support. We do about half our deliveries at Palms West and half at Wellington.” Comprehensive OB-GYN is located at 12959 Palms West Drive, Building 10, Suite 130, on the campus of Palms West Hospital. For more information, call (561) 793-5657 or visit www.comprehensiveobgyn.net.


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Illustrated Properties’ Pat Evans: Decades Of Real Estate Experience Story by Deborah Welky  Photo by Abner Pedraza

In the late 1970s, following two particularly harsh winters in Connecticut, Pat Evans came to Florida and purchased a condo just east of Wellington.

“I used to conduct closings,” she said. “When I couldn’t advance any further without a law degree, I became a real estate broker.”

“Then we saw billboards advertising Wellington, so we drove out here,” Evans said. “There wasn’t that much going on, but when we heard that polo was coming, we knew that polo was going to be big.”

Evans takes her 39 years of experience into account when she comments on the current market.

Evans moved to Wellington in 1982 and has been selling real estate in the area ever since. “People ask me what I specialize in, and, quite frankly, I specialize in all of Wellington because when I moved here, three-quarters of the town wasn’t even built. There were 6,000 people,” Evans said. “There was no such thing as ‘equestrian,’ and polo was just getting started. I started by selling a lot of land in town and then, of course, houses.” Since then, Evans has sold all kinds of property — sometimes more than once.

“I’m starting to see that people are garnering the higher end of their market position at this point in time,” she said. “For example, if I tell someone they can expect to get $225,000 to $250,000 for their home, they’re more apt to get the 250 rather than the 225. Because short sales and foreclosures will continue to come into the marketplace for a while, it’ll still be probably four or five years before we see an actual increase in pricing, but when we do, we anticipate market growth of 2 to 5 percent a year. We have no place to go but up.” To reach Pat Evans, call (561) 722-2487. Illustrated Properties is located at 11924 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 18, in Wellington.

“I’ve sold land, houses, horse barns… I sold so much of the Aero Club that they called me the Aero Queen. I can’t even tell you how many homes I’ve sold in Sugar Pond Manor. I’ve sold some houses four times. The children of former clients are now coming to me. I grew with the town, and the town grew with me,” she said. Evans has always been passionate about her community. She supported the American Heart Association by planning its Heart Ball when it was held in Wellington; she has served on the Boys & Girls Club board since the 1990s and is currently planning its golf tournament; and she was a member of the Wellington Women’s Club for years. “For many years, I had the best tailgate spot at the old polo grounds — Southeast 16,” she added. “That’s where I would watch Prince Charles mount and dismount!” Evans has been a broker/saleswoman with Illustrated Properties since 2005, moving over from 23 years with Coldwell Banker. Back home in Connecticut, she was a paralegal to the senior partner of a law firm specializing in real estate and estate work. |wellington the magazine| June 2012

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ISEULT BROGLIO

An Irish Native, She Has Volunteered For 30 Years Supporting Local Causes Story by Matthew Auerbach Photos by Abner Pedraza

Wellington resident Iseult Broglio has been volunteering for one organization or another since she settled here more than 30 years ago. Her effervescent personality is contagious; her commitment to her “big little city” is unwavering. Broglio is this month’s nominee for Wellington The Magazine’s Woman of the Year award. Iseult (pronounced “E-salt”) started her journey across the Atlantic Ocean on the Emerald Isle. “I was born in Dublin, Ireland,” she said. “It was there that two of my biggest passions — horseback riding and golf — began.” More about that latter passion later. Her lifelong love of riding started with a donkey named Santa. “Ironically, Santa was my Christmas present when I was 4 years old,” Broglio recalled. “Eventually, and somewhat reluctantly, I switched to horses and have many fond memories of showing, hunting and eventing in Ireland.” Broglio crossed the pond in 1971 to be with family members and eventually begin a family of her own. “I came over to North Carolina, where my sister and brother-in-law had a training center for Standardbred horses,” she said. “I met my husband, Lee, there some time later.”

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Nine years and one son later (Frank, born in 1975), the Broglios moved to Wellington. “We moved from North Carolina because Lee wanted to winter train his Standardbred horses in a warmer climate,” Broglio said. “He came down to purchase the South Florida Trotting Center, which was approximately 2 miles south of Lantana Road on State Road 7. When the purchase was made, the manager of the center suggested that if we were moving down to Florida, we should check out a new community that was being developed called Wellington. At first, we thought it was a bit too rural, but upon our return, Wellington had developed nicely. We could see that it was going to be a nice place to raise our son.” The Broglios began their penchant for volunteer work almost immediately. “Lee and I became interested in the athletic program at the newly constructed Boys & Girls Club,” Broglio said. “Lee sponsored the baseball teams and volunteered to be assistant coach while I volunteered to be team mother and handle the refreshments. This went on for about 10 years.” When her son began to grow out of the program, Broglio began looking for something else to do. “During

those early years, we became members of the Wellington Club and Palm Beach Polo & Country Club. While I enjoyed my showing and riding, I began playing tennis, which I did for about 14 years. After having both elbows operated on, I was told to change to another sport, so I took up golf, and I’m still playing. I didn’t think I would like it, but I learned to love the game.” It was around this time that Broglio discovered the Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center (www. vinceremos.org). “I started volunteering at Vinceremos about 23 years ago,” she said. “Almost immediately, I was asked to join the board of directors and served there until 2011.” As always, Lee was by her side, serving as president of the board for nine years. He retired from the board in 2004. “What we do at Vinceremos is provide equine therapy for the less fortunate, mostly children with varied disabilities,” Broglio said. “Vinceremos comes from the Latin for ‘ability to overcome disability,’ and we’ve watched many people, through our equine therapy, improve dramatically.” She recalls her early days there with a sense of pride. “When I started at Vinceremos, we were located at a pretty run-down facility on Lake


Iseult Broglio has been living in Wellington — and supporting local nonprofits — for three decades.

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wellington woman Worth Road,” Broglio said. “We used to joke about the barns being held together with string.”

Broglio’s love of four-legged friends of a decidedly smaller variety brought her to her latest gig.

Through the efforts of the Broglios and other volunteers, that was about to change.

“My love for animals is what got me interested in volunteering at Big Dog Ranch Rescue (www.bdrr.org),” Broglio said. “We have a no-kill facility that has given hundreds of strays and purebreds exceptionally good homes. I’m new to their services, but intend to get much more involved this coming year.”

“Shortly after Lee took chairmanship, we were able to raise the money to purchase the current location (in Loxahatchee Groves),” Broglio said. “We repaired the barn and sheds and doubled our student enrollment.” That was the first in a long line of improvement projects at Vinceremos through the years. “Since completing our covered arena, we now have a facility that functions in any weather,” she said. “When I started, they had about six horses; they now have 22. They’ve grown in leaps and bounds.” (Left) Iseult Broglio with her husband Lee.

Broglio hasn’t been at Big Dog long, but what she saw there came as no surprise. “I’ve already noticed the community’s immediate response to the organization,” she said. “They helped us have a successful golf tournament last October at Binks Forest. Our local businesses are always ready to help.” Being a resident of the village for more

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than 30 years, she has a unique perspective on Wellington. “At first I was hoping we could keep the village small and have it known for our horse facilities,” Broglio said. “It is difficult to stop progress, and we watched Wellington mushroom into a big little city. We have a great family atmosphere and a world-famous equestrian community that we can all be proud of.” It was through her work with horses that Broglio learned a most valuable lesson about her non-equine neighbors. “Working with Vinceremos showed me that our residents were responsible for our growth,” Broglio said. “Wellingtonians, especially the horse people, helped us in our efforts to serve the less fortunate. We weren’t big enough to get corporate sponsors, so we depended on our local businesses and the public in general.”

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What about the community’s future? “For Wellington to grow in the way I believe it should,” she said, “we have to vote in responsible council people who will have the village at heart and protect our horse interests.” The Broglios aren’t as young as they used to be, but Iseult said they’re going to continue to give back to the community they’ve grown to love. When she thinks about the twists and turns her life has taken up to this point, a certain sport comes to mind. “I was brought up in Ireland, literally a golf shot away from a great golf course,” she said. “I never could understand how anyone could enjoy hitting a little white ball hundreds of yards and trying to have it end up in a little hole. Ridiculous. But here I am now, loving it and playing two or three times a week. Shows us how in life, our interests do change.”

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(Left) An arched doorway leads into the spacious kitchen, which has plenty of counter space with upgraded cabinets and granite countertops, along with a decorative backsplash. The kitchen includes double ovens, a range stove and an eat-in breakfast nook.

(Left) The Florida room was uniquely designed to give the option of an air-conditioned space or a screened-in room. The room has an acid-stained concrete floor and its walls are decorated with tongue-and-groove wood that lends an elegant, upscale feel.

(Right) The home has a foyer entryway with large glass doors with an arched window above. The formal room has soaring vaulted ceilings and access to the patio through double doors. Also located off the main entry is the formal dining room and one of the four bedrooms.

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This home boasts the best of Wellington with its picturesque lake and golf course views, luxurious interior and manicured exterior. Located in the Lakefield of the Landings community, the 3,994-square-foot home features four bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, as well as formal living and dining rooms. The interior is peppered with architectural detail that gives the home its unique appeal. Upgrades include beautiful oak hardwood floors throughout, and a custom Florida room that can be easily converted to a screened room to bring the outdoors in.

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New Utopia At Polo West Features Latin-American Cuisine Story by Lauren Miró Photos by Abner Pedraza

Serving up spectacular Latin-American fusion cuisine with gorgeous equestrian views, Utopia at Polo West offers a great space to come for food, fun and festivities. This unique restaurant highlights Wellington’s equestrian community with events that provide a backdrop to a delicious meal. Tucked away outside the Greenview Cove community, Utopia at Polo West has made a name for itself this year as a local hot spot for food, drinks and events such as Polo Under the Stars and Wellington’s inaugural Hot Air Balloon Festival. Owners Alvaro Cervera, Claudia Salas and Eduardo Salas want to provide a place for families to come, have some food and enjoy the equestrian atmosphere. Cervera, who also owns a restaurant in Mexico, said he wanted to create a unique place with great food. “We just want to make this a special place here in Wellington for families,” he said. “We wanted something different.” The name comes from the high standards to which Cervera aspires in accommodating his guests. “Utopia means the quest for perfection,” he said. “That’s how I like to do things. I want them to be as perfect as possible.” With its surrounding equestrian spaces coupled with great food, Utopia offers the best of Wellington. “During the equestrian season, we have equestrian events,” Cervera said. “We have Polo Under the Stars with an ‘asado,’ an

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outside bar and two polo teams playing in the sand arena.” With Utopia’s large windows, guests can sit in and enjoy a meal, or join the party outside. “Many places in Wellington, you’re staring at a parking lot,” he said. “Here we have four grass polo fields, a sand arena and a beautiful golf course. Everything is green.” The large, spacious restaurant offers a great location for other events, too. “It’s an event place,” Cervera said. “If you want to do weddings or parties, you can. Whatever you want, the space is available. We can even host equestrian events. Plus, we do our own events. We’re going to try to do one event every month. We plan to have car shows, art installations and other things that the public can enjoy throughout the year.” Cervera said that he has been working closely with Polo West owner Glenn Straub to bring these events to Wellington. “He’s a good friend and partner,” he said. “We’re working together to make this place a nice family place. People can have a nice time, come and have a nice meal or a drink, and enjoy the evening.” For the singles of Wellington, Utopia also offers excellent nightlife. Thursday is ladies night, and on Friday, after the events, guests can dance all night to the tunes of DJ Goma. The location is perfect for either an intimate dinner or a grand event. The space is large, with an eclectic mix of tables and seating areas that range from dining


(Below, left to right) The grilled churrasco skirt steak is served with chimichurri and grilled asparagus; tuna tiradito features slices of fresh raw tuna served over a bed of pear; and the mahi-mahi is served over a bed of potatoes and crispy capers.

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Utopia at Polo West owner Alvaro Cervera with manager Jorge Dominguez.

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to the fresh tuna, making the dish something you’ll order again and again.

salads and sandwiches ($8.75 to $11) to satisfy every appetite.

A large wooden bar anchors the main room, and big, bright windows let in lots of light as well as provide views of the fields.

“It’s an amazing dish,” Cervera said. “Some people come here only to eat that. Since we put it on the menu, it has become our most popular dish.”

In addition to great food, Utopia will soon be a place for connoisseurs of tequila.

The food is as eclectic as the restaurant, offering dishes with a Latin-American twist that makes each meal soar with flavor. “We try to put things on the menu that people will recognize,” Cervera said. “But each dish has a certain touch of Latin-American flavors.”

Other standout dishes include mahimahi in black butter sauce ($18). With its roots in Mexico, this dish is served over a bed of potatoes and crispy capers for an excellent blend of savory and succulent. For an Argentine dish, try the grilled churrasco ($22), a grilled skirt steak served with chimichurri and grilled asparagus.

For starters, try the Tuna Tiradito ($13). The popular dish boasts the freshest slices of raw tuna served over a bed of pear and topped with a mixture of peanut yazu sauce, sesame seeds and a crispy criollan sauce.

You can’t have Latin-American food without guacamole, and Utopia’s secret recipe is sure to satisfy. “We make it fresh every day,” Cervera said. “We serve it on a lava stone plate from Mexico. It’s really delicious.”

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“We will be offering something similar to a wine cellar, but for tequila,” Cervera said. “At my restaurant in Mexico, we have the largest selection of tequila anywhere. We have 500 different varieties of tequila.” Whether you’re coming in for the great atmosphere, terrific food or variety of events, Utopia at Polo West offers something for everyone. Utopia at Polo West, located at 2470 Greenview Cove Drive in Wellington, is open Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. For more information, call (858) 847-5161 or visit www.utopiacuisine. com.


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wellington dining guide Agliolio Fresh Pasta & Wine Bar offers a fine dining experience at casual dining prices featuring fresh pastas and homemade sauces. Agliolio also offers an extensive wine list. For more info., call (561) 7987770 or visit Agliolio in the Wellington Plaza at 12793 W. Forest Hill Blvd. at the corner of Wellington Trace. For a touch of the Florida Keys in your own back yard, visit Bonefish Mac’s Sports Grille. Located at 10880 W. Forest Hill Blvd. near the Mall at Wellington Green, Bonefish Mac’s offers excellent food in a family-friendly environment. For more information, visit www.bonefishmacs.com or call (561) 798-6227. Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant is located on Forest Hill Blvd. near the Mall at Wellington Green. Specializing in family-style Italian cuisine, Buca di Beppo is known for its large portions designed to serve several people. For more info., call (561) 7903287 or visit www.bucadibeppo.com. Campagnolo Italian Restaurant offers a taste of New York’s Little Italy in Wellington. In the Marketplace at Wycliffe at 4115 State Road 7, Campagnolo serves authentic Italian cuisine with huge portions meant to share. For more information, call (561) 434-9427. Centanni Italian Restaurant in Royal Palm Beach serves up delicious Italian dishes cooked to order. It is located at the corner of State Road 7 and Southern Blvd. Call (561) 792-7677 for info. For an authentic, elegant Italian experience, visit Franco Italian Bistro at 10160 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 103, in the Pointe at Wellington Green. For more info., call (561) 615-1551. The Gourmet Deli House, a popular Kosher-style deli, is known for its famous corned beef and pastrami sandwiches served on fresh-baked rye bread. Celebrating 24 years, the restaurant is located at 7117

Lake Worth Road. For more info., call (561) 965-1605 or visit www.gourmetdelihouse.com. Graffito South Scratch Italian Cooking deconstructs and re-imagines classic Italian flavors into creative, scrumptious dishes. Graffito is located at 3401 Equestrian Club Drive, adjacent to the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center off Pierson Road. For more info., call (561) 333-1150 or visit www.graffito southflorida.com. The Grille Fashion Cuisine (12300 South Shore Blvd., Suite 10) is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. It is also a popular gathering place, open until 2 a.m. Thursday through Sunday. For more information, call (561) 793-2110 or visit www. thegrillefashioncuisine.com. Grimaldi’s Coal Brick-Oven Pizzeria is now open on Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach. Call (561) 833-8787 or visit www.grimaldispizzeria. com for more info. Drop by the Gypsy’s Horse Irish Pub & Restaurant and relax in a warm, traditional Irish setting complete with oak-barrel tables and a full bar with many types of beer flowing from the taps. Regular live entertainment is offered. The Gypsy’s Horse is located in the original Wellington Mall at 12794 W. Forest Hill Blvd. Call (561) 333-3700 for more info. Enjoy authentic Greek cuisine as well as wines from around the world at I’m Greek Today, located in Southern Palm Crossing at 11051 Southern Blvd. in Royal Palm Beach. For more information, call (561) 333-4233 or visit www.imgreektoday.com. Let personal chef Jill Evans of Jill’s Healthy Cooking, former owner of Culinaria Gourmet Café, plan, shop and prepare a week of meals in your home. For more info., call (561) 376-6424 or visit www. jillshealthycooking.com.

Oli’s Fashion Cuisine & Bar is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks on Forest Hill Blvd. near the Mall at Wellington Green, offering the quality and style of Palm Beach in the heart of Wellington. For info., call (561) 792-2220 or visit www.olisrestaurant.com. Pangea Bistro in the Pointe at Wellington Green offers a taste of the best food from all around the world. Pangea is open for lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday. For reservations, call (561) 7939394 or visit www.pangeabistro.net. The Players Club Restaurant & Bar (13410 South Shore Blvd., Wellington) features gourmet cuisine along with a popular piano bar, new bistro area, outside dining, two outside smoking bars, live entertainment and catered events. Call (561) 795-0080 or visit www.playersclubrestaurant.com for more info. Stonewood Grill & Tavern in the Pointe at Wellington Green serves up exciting flavors in a casually sophisticated setting. Call (561) 784-9796 or visit www.stonewoodgrill.com for more info. Drop by the award-winning TooJay’s Original Gourmet Deli in the Mall at Wellington Green for breakfast, lunch or dinner. TooJay’s is reminiscent of your favorite New York delicatessen. For more info., call (561) 784-9055 or visit www.toojays.com. World of Beer offers more than 500 varieties of choice brews. Located at 2465 State Road 7, Suite 100, in front of the Mall at Wellington Green, World of Beer does not serve food, but offers menus of several restaurants offering delivery. Look online for information about live entertainment. For more info., call (561) 383-6115 or visit wellington.wobusa.com. Yogurt Isle is in the Wellington Marketplace near the movie theater at 13873 Wellington Trace, Suite B-1 featuring self-serve frozen yogurt with dozens of toppings. For more info., call (561) 249-0649.

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Monday, June 4 • The Loxahatchee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association will hold its monthly chapter meeting Monday, June 4 beginning with a social at 7 p.m. and program at 7:30 p.m. Call Sherry Cummings at (561) 963-9906 for more info. Tuesday, June 5 • The Palm Beach County Commission will meet Tuesday, June 5 at 9:30 a.m. at the government center’s Jane M. Thompson Memorial Chambers (301 N. Olive Ave., Sixth Floor, West Palm Beach). For more info., visit www.pbcgov.com. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Chess Club for Adults on Tuesday, June 5 at 6:30 p.m. Chess fans unite to practice strategy skills with other players. Basic game knowledge is required. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register. Thursday, June 7 • The 15th annual Taste in the West & Chocolate Lovers Festival will take place Thursday, June 7 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center East (9067 Southern Blvd.). For more info., visit www.cpbchamber.com or call (561) 790-6200. • The Norton Museum of Art (1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach) will open its summer exhibition on the evening of Thursday, June 7 with “Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey.” Gorey is among the rare breed of artist whose work is as much beloved by children as it is by adults. For more info., call (561) 832-5196 or visit www.norton.org. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host a Writers Critique Workshop for adults Thursday, June 7 at 6 p.m. Share, offer and accept constructive criticism and comments to improve your fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register. Friday, June 8 • The Wellington Amphitheater (12100 W. Forest Hill Blvd.) will feature a free screening of the movie Avatar on Friday, June 8 at 8 p.m. Bring your own seating. Call (561) 753-2484 for more info.

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Saturday, June 9 • The Loxahatchee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association will do trail maintenance in the J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area on Saturday, June 9 at 6 a.m. Call Paul Cummings at (561) 9639906 or Diana at (561) 848-2880 for more info. • The Friends of Mounts Botanical Garden (531 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach) will sponsor a Farm Your Back Yard Workshop on growing vegetables Saturday, June 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Mounts Exhibit Hall A. The cost is $30 for members and $40 for nonmembers. For more info., call (561) 233-1757 or visit www.mounts.org. • The Philippine American Society will host the Philippine Annual Summer Festival on Saturday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the South Florida Fairgrounds. Admission is $5. Visit www.thephilippine americansociety.org for more info. • The 2012 Wellington Health & Wellness Festival will take place Saturday, June 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. near Whole Foods Market in Wellington. Presented by the Wellington Chamber of Commerce, the free event will showcase a variety of specialties, including chiropractic spinal screenings, medical screenings, cutting-edge fitness trends, integrative and holistic medicine, aromatherapy, pet therapy, massages and food samples. For more info., call (561) 792-6525.


• The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will kick off its Summer Reading Program with “Jugglemania 2” for all ages Saturday, June 9 at 2:30 p.m. This high-energy, interactive show will have you gasping in awe at juggling feats, from scarves to clubs and more. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register. • The Wellington Amphitheater (12100 W. Forest Hill Blvd.) will host a free concert featuring the Long Run’s tribute to the Eagles on Saturday, June 9 at 8 p.m. Bring your own seating. Call (561) 753-2484 for more info. Sunday, June 10 • “An Evening with Copeland Davis” will take place Sunday, June 10 at 6 p.m. at the Royal Palm Beach Cultural Center (151 Civic Center Way). Enjoy live entertainment, a buffet dinner, wine and soft drinks, and live and silent auctions as you enjoy the music of Copeland Davis and friends. Tickets cost $40 per person or $75 for two and include dinner and beverages. Proceeds benefit My Brother’s/Sister’s Keeper Charitable Trust. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling (561) 793-7606.

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Monday, June 11 • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host “Simple Seasonal Origami” for age 8 and up Monday, June 11 at 4 p.m. Try your hand at simple origami paper folding. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register. Tuesday, June 12 • The Wellington Chamber of Commerce Small Business Roundtable will present “Law and Location” Tuesday, June 12 at 8 a.m. at Whole Foods Market (2635 State Road 7, Wellington). Learn about key legal issues for your small business and get an analysis of the importance of office location. For more info., call (561) 792-6526 or visit www.wellingtonchamber.com. • The Palm Beach County Commission will hold a Budget Workshop on Tuesday, June 12 at 6 p.m. at the government center’s Jane M. Thompson Memorial Chambers (301 N. Olive Ave., Sixth Floor, West Palm Beach). For more info., visit www. pbcgov.com. • The Wellington Village Council will meet Tuesday, June 12 at 7 p.m. at the municipal complex (12300 W. Forest Hill Blvd.). For more info., call (561) 791-4000 or visit www.wellingtonfl.gov.

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Wednesday, June 13 • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Board Game Challenge for age 6 and up Wednesday, June 13 at 3 p.m. Challenge others to Chutes & Ladders, Candyland and other board games. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register.

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Thursday, June 14 • The Women’s Chamber Foundation will hold its ninth annual scholarship luncheon “Linking Women to Learning” on Thursday, June 14 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts Cohen Pavilion in West Palm Beach. The silent auction opens at 11:15 a.m., with the luncheon and program to begin at 12:30 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Palm Beach State College Provost Dr. Maria Vallejo. For info., call (561) 684-4523 or visit www.womenschamberfoundation. org. Friday, June 15 • The Wellington Amphitheater (12100 W. Forest Hill Blvd.) will feature a free screening of the movie We Bought a Zoo on Friday, June 15 at 8 p.m. Bring your own seating. Call (561) 753-2484 for more info. Saturday, June 16 • The Loxahatchee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association will stroll Okeeheelee Park on Saturday, June 16 at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast afterward. Call Daisy Palmer at (561) 439-5780 for more info. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host “Hip! Hip! Hooray! It’s Father’s Day!” on Saturday, June 16 at 10:15 a.m. for age 2 and up. Honor the special man in your life with stories, songs and a craft. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register.

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Tuesday, June 19 • The Palm Beach County Commission will meet Tuesday, June 19 at 9:30 a.m. at the government center’s Jane M. Thompson Memorial Chambers (301 N. Olive Ave., Sixth Floor, West Palm Beach). For more info., visit www.pbcgov.com. • Youth ages 10 to 17 are invited to make Friendship Bracelets on Tuesday, June 19 at 3 p.m. at the Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive). Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register.

Friday, June 22 • The Wellington Amphitheater (12100 W. Forest Hill Blvd.) will present a free screening of the movie Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked on Friday, June 22 at 8 p.m. Bring your own seating. Call (561) 753-2484 for more info.

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Monday, June 18 • The Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce will host a luncheon Monday, June 18 at the Wellington Community Center (12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd.). Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., and the luncheon begins at noon. For more info., call Mary Lou Bedford at (561) 790-6200 or e-mail marylou@cpbchamber.com. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will feature “Dream Big: Ice Age Rampage!” for age 5 and up Monday, June 18 at 2:30 p.m. Learn about and see real Florida fossils, including mammoth, sloth and saber cat skulls, and touch a real dinosaur egg. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host “Legos” for age 8 and up Monday, June 18 at 4 p.m. Create your own vehicles or buildings out of Lego pieces. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register.

Wednesday, June 20 • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will feature “Craft Extravaganza” for age 2 and up Wednesday, June 20 at 2 p.m. Spend an hour completing pictures and crafts. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register. • Wellington Regional Medical Center hosts a new monthly support group for patients with cardiovascular diseases such as stroke, heart attack and congestive heart failure. The group will meet Wednesday, June 20 on the third Wednesday of every month at 3 p.m. in Conference Room A featuring Dr. David Soria, who will speak on “Recognizing Symptoms of Heart Attack and Stroke.” Refreshments will be served. For more info., call (561) 753-2641. • The Central Palm Beach County Economic Development Task Force will meet Wednesday, June 20 at 7 p.m. at the Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.). For more info., call Scott Brown at (561) 790-6200.

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Saturday, June 23 • The Friends of Mounts Botanical Garden (531 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach) will present the Mounts Tropical Fruit Festival on Saturday, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Activities will include cooking demonstrations, a tropical fruit display, fruit samples, exhibits and live music. For more info., call (561) 233-1757 or visit www.mounts.org. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will feature Chess Club for Kids for age 8 and up on Saturday, June 23 at 2:30 p.m. Chess fans can practice strategy skills with others. Basic game knowledge is required. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register. • A “War on Cancer Street Team Party” to


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Balloon Festival — Polo America presented the Ford Trucks Polo & Balloon Festival May 11-13 at Polo West in Wellington. Guests were able to enjoy hot air balloon rides, polo matches, food, vendors and more. Proceeds went to the Wounded Warriors Project and the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund. Shown here, balloons rise over the polo field.

Vets Open House — Wellington and the American Legion Chris Reyka Memorial Wellington Post 390 presented an open house for veterans May 17 at the Wellington Community Center. Agencies distributed information on services available for veterans. Shown here are American Legion Commander Tom Clapp, Kim Reyka, Tom Wenham and Commander-Elect Mike Pancia.

MDA Lockup — The Muscular Dystrophy Association held its “Wellington Executive Lockup” on Thursday, April 26 at the Stonewood Grill & Tavern. Many local business owners and officials volunteered their time to go behind bars and raise money to benefit people with muscular dystrophy. Shown here, Jonathan Dautremont and David Provencher get “locked up.”

Cake-Off — The inaugural Cop Cakes Cake-Off was held Sunday, May 20 at the Wellington Amphitheater. There was a cake-decorating contest, as well as music by Bobby Gugliuzza, a bounce house, climbing wall, mechanical bull, food for sale and a silent auction. Proceeds will benefit Our Military Kids. Shown here is event organizer Bobby Simeone with his cake.

Wedding Murder Mystery — Wellington’s Murder Mystery Dinner Theater was back by popular demand Saturday, May 19 at Village Park. Titled “Colleen and Tony: A Murder Mystery,” the wedding-themed event included hors d’oeurves, wine and a buffet dinner. They Improv provided the actors. (Right) Ryan Hagopian, Bruce Delaney and Eric Juckett dressed up for the evening. (Below) James Rose, Aniela McGuinness, Todd Rice and Casey Casperson.

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