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FAMILY IS KEY FOR MARLINS’ JARROD SALTALAMACCHIA For baseball star Jarrod Saltalamacchia, joining the Miami Marlins meant coming home to Wellington, where he can spend more time as father to daughters Sidney, 7, Hunter, 6, and Sloane, 3, and husband to wife Ashley. By Lauren Miró

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SINGER BROOKE EDEN PROUD OF HER WELLINGTON ROOTS

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ANGELA WADE IS MAKING WAVES IN WESTERN WORLD

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DANIELLE GOLDSTEIN AIMS TO MAKE ISRAELI HISTORY

Singer/songwriter Brooke Eden, a Wellington High School graduate, now lives in Nashville when she’s not on the road performing. However, she always enjoys it when her career brings her back home to the Palm Beaches. By Julie Unger

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Wellington’s Angela Wade took the Western riding world by storm last year, capturing third place in the Amateur Western Horsemanship competition at the American Quarter Horse Association’s Amateur World Championship Show. By Lauren Miró Professional rider Danielle Goldstein of Wellington’s Starwyn Farms is working to help Israel develop a world-class equestrian team. Her goal: become the first female Israeli show jumper to compete in the Olympics. By Julie Unger

43 CLINIC MAKES RIDING WITH A STAR AFFORDABLE FOR ALL Affordable riding events with top clinicians are hard to find. The United States Hunter Jumper Association Zone 4 Free Clinic is looking to change that. By Ann Glavan

46 WHO WILL BE NAMED WELLINGTON’S NEXT TOP MODEL?

Wellington The Magazine is excited to announce the launch of “Wellington’s Next Top Model” with our first contestant, Amanda Lewis. By Lauren Miró

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54 WELLINGTON HERO: VETERANS ACTIVIST ED TAGUE

After his service in the Marines, Wellington High School graduate Ed Tague dedicated his life to helping fellow veterans in need. By Deborah Welky

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WELLINGTON SOCIAL SCENE Women Of The Western Communities Host ‘Passion For Fashion’ Wellington Ballet Theatre Stages ‘Snow White’ At WHS Auditorium Wellington Celebrates Earth Day And Arbor Day At Amphitheater War On Cancer Street Party Returns To Wellington’s World Of Beer Wellington Seniors Club Hosts Spring Dance At Mayacoo Lakes

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WELLINGTON TABLE With a beautifully redesigned restaurant and elevated menu, California Pizza Kitchen is known across the nation as the “pizza authority.” Located in the Mall at Wellington Green, CPK has been a community staple since it opened in 2001. By Lauren Miró

WELLINGTON WATCH WELLINGTON REAL ESTATE WELLINGTON HEALTH WELLINGTON DINING GUIDE WELLINGTON CALENDAR AROUND WELLINGTON ON THE COVER Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, profiled this issue. PHOTO COURTESY ROBERT VIGON/MIAMI MARLINS 10th Anniversary |wellington the magazine| June 2014

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Wellington THE MAGAZINE

volume 11, number 6 June 2014

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GAME ON! Wellington’s Jarrod Saltalamacchia Puts Family First Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia doesn’t take his eye off the ball, or his family. Wellington The Magazine had a chance to catch up with Saltalamacchia despite his busy schedule, and what he shared makes him not only a hometown baseball hero — but a dad with his priorities in check. Did you make your way downtown to SunFest this year? If so, you might have seen a familiar face performing. Nashville singer/songwriter Brooke Eden, better known to her Wellington friends and classmates as Brooke Helvie, took the stage. Last featured on our cover in 2007, Brooke has come a long way in her career, but she’s still proud of her Wellington roots. Also featured this issue is Wellington equestrian Danielle Goldstein of Starwyn Farms, who is making history here… and in Israel. Competing at the Grand Prix level since age 16, Goldstein, now 29, has used her natural talent, drive, determination and focus to make her childhood dream a reality. Her latest endeavor has been to help Israel build a world-class equestrian team with hopes of becoming the first female Israeli show jumper to compete in the Olympics. Rider Angela Wade, also profiled this month, took the Western riding world by storm, recently capturing third place in the Amateur Western Horsemanship competition at the American Quarter Horse Association’s Amateur World Championship Show. She has got even bigger plans for the upcoming season. This month, we’re proud to launch our newest series, “Wellington’s Next Top Model.” Turn to page 46 to meet our first contestant, Amanda Lewis. Visions Salon Master Designer Tara Weldon worked to style Lewis, and our good friend Robert Kiger of Elegante Polo dressed our model in the latest fashions and provided a backdrop for her professional photo shoot with creative photographer Abner Pedraza. Think you have what it takes to be “Wellington’s Next Top Model” or know someone who does? Visit www.wellingtonsnexttopmodel.com and submit your information and photo today, and you may be selected to be featured in an upcoming issue. This month, we send a very special Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. Whether you have one child, many children or serve as a mentor or father figure in a young person’s life, we celebrate you and the role you play!

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wellington social scene Photos by Denise Fleischman Women Of The Western Communities Host ‘Passion For Fashion’

(Left) Hope Barron, Maggie Zeller, Pauline Parlato and Jo Cudnik. (Right) Jay Cashmere and Mair Armand.

Women of the Western Communities held its “Passion for Fashion” fashion show and brunch on Saturday, May 4 at the Wanderers Club in Wellington. Clothes and accessories were supplied by Dress Barn, while Visions Hair Salon provided hair and makeup. All proceeds benefited the YWCA Harmony House and the club’s scholarship fund.

(Left to right) Representatives from Visions Hair Salon and Dress Barn with the models; Susan Odell, Helen Barrionuevo, Paula Moree, Carol Ghirardini and Nancy Browne; Kayla Varnes models a colorful dress; Donna Kuebler walks the runway; and models Sky Skeel, Carol O’Neill and Marissa Priore.

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wellington social scene Photos by Julie Unger Wellington Ballet Theatre Stages ‘Snow White’ At WHS Auditorium

(Left) The cast on stage. (Right) Dancers Quinn Van Popering, Amanda Campion and Sarah Marsengill.

On May 9 and May 10, Wellington Ballet Theatre presented Snow White at Wellington High School. Directed by Rocky and Dorie Duvall and choreographed by Melissa Waters, the dancers presented a unique showing of the classic story. For more info., visit www.wellington ballettheatre.org.

(Left to right) Dwarfs Skye Schneider, Nyla George, Allyson Steinberg, Devan Solomon, Maddy Brown, Isabella Willingham, Avery Janenda and Lara Symons with Melissa Waters and Rocky Duvall; children dancing around Layla Chalifoux as young Snow White; Mikaela Wetter and Lexi Barbieri; Lexi Barbieri as Snow White with her princes, Patrick Cerasuolo and Carlos Torres; and (front row) Devan Solomon, Avery Janenda, Lara Symons and Madison Brown, and (back row) Carson Van Popering, Halle Schwartz, Nyla George, Allyson Steinberg and Isabella Willingham.

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wellington social scene Photos by Denise Fleischman Wellington Celebrates Earth Day And Arbor Day At Amphitheater

(Left) The Palm Beach Central High School Earth Club. (Right) Kids color an Earth Day and Arbor Day mural to be hung in the Wellington Community Center.

Earth Day and Arbor Day were celebrated on Sunday, April 27 at the Wellington Amphitheater. At the event, the Wellington Tree Board gave out tree seedlings and plants that attract butterflies. There was also face painting, food, vendors and music to enjoy.

(Left to right) Wellington Garden Club members Maria Villari, Chris Tiner, Rehana Potter and Twig Morris; Tom and Regis Wenham of the Wellington Preservation Coalition; Matthew Smagner and Carolyn Croft enjoy the event; Adam Reynolds plants some vegetable seeds; and Rickie Pollacchi and Hilde Wanklyn listen to the music.

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wellington social scene Photos by Denise Fleischman War On Cancer Street Party Returns To Wellington’s World Of Beer

(Left) PBCFR pink pumper cancer awareness crew members Art Barry, Tara Cardoso, Michele Shaw, Judy Nault and Rich Cioffoletti. (Right) Carlos Wesley from Be the Match.org waits for a cheek swab to test David Bradley.

The annual War on Cancer Street Party was held Saturday, May 9 in the parking lot of World of Beer in Wellington with help from Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue. The purpose was to raise money for local cancer-fighting charities and raise awareness. There were vendors, live music, food and more.

(Left to right) Cancer survivors Natalie Kalphat, Scott Conley, Ed O’Berry, Chris Bradley and Judy Nault; PBCFR Chief Jeff Collins gets dunked; Carmen Phillips and Vickie Grove with Aspen; Martha Garich and Andy Parke with Bethlina, Sofia and Jeff Hoffman; PBCFR Capt. Todd Turner, Battalion Chief Kevin Rattey, Capt. Ray Molt, District Capt. Rusty Lee and Jennifer Jackson.

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wellington social scene Photos by Denise Fleischman Wellington Seniors Club Hosts Spring Dance At Mayacoo Lakes

(Left) Ingrid and Bill Biegler with Sunny and John Meyer. (Center) Adele Selwyn, Nancy Koloff, Christianne Caggiano, Lillian Floyd, Hilde Wanklyn and Elaine Hogarty. (Right) Mary Alfalla welcomes guests.

The Wellington Seniors Club held its Spring Dinner Dance on Friday, May 9 at the Mayacoo Lakes Country Club. Attendees enjoyed a dinner, dancing and a raffle for the floral centerpieces.

(Left to right) Howard Trager looks on as Estelle Rubin gets serenaded by Johnny Tarangelo; Nancy Koloff and Dean Lyon on the dance floor; seniors dance the night away; and the centerpiece raffle winners with their prizes.

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More Than Golf & Polo The Wanderers Club Is A Private Getaway For The Whole Family Family getaways are rarely easy. Besides travel hassles, parents and kids often have different ideas for fun and games. If you’re looking for something easier, the Wanderers Club in Wellington has figured it out for local families, offering something for everyone, regardless of age. “We’re very family friendly — teens to toddlers love the club,” General Manager Justin Thompson said. The Wanderers Club is a private membership club in the heart of equestrian country. For members like Wellington resident Scott Harris, the club is a perfect family getaway on any given weekend. “The best part is that bringing your children to the club is not frowned upon; it’s actually appreciated,” said Harris, whose three children, ages 11, 8 and 5 months, are becoming club regulars. “The kids love it, and the activities are all supervised by adults.” Best known for spectacular golf, five-star cuisine and worldclass polo exhibitions, the Wanderers Club also features a first-rate tennis program, a fitness center with Pilates and yoga classes, an Olympic-size swimming pool, a full social calendar and plenty of children’s programs — all centered around a sprawling, 18,000-square-foot clubhouse. Harris said he can drop off his children at the club for supervised fun, then head to the golf course, tennis courts or an exercise class. With adult supervision available for social events at night, he and his wife never worry about a baby sitter. “The club is a great lifestyle fit for our family, day and night,” he said. For younger kids and teens, the Wanderers Club is a recreational paradise. The children’s supervised play area includes a playroom sporting a bounce house, pinball games, toys, games, Wii, cable TV and DVD movies. A fenced synthetic grass playground has a heated wading pool and play 24 June 2014 |wellington the magazine| 10th Anniversary

set. Special themed events for kids range from Halloween and back-to-school parties to water slides, along with mommy and toddler play dates for the little ones. Teens can take advantage of first-class golf and tennis, as well as seasonal sports camps. There are junior golf and tennis clinics, and spring, summer and winter break camps. “The great pros here take care of everything, including the camps, so the kids learn the games,” Harris said. To make the lifestyle available to more local families, the Wanderers Club is now offering a special dues-only annual membership with no initiation fee. These club memberships include a golf-only membership and a social membership, which includes full recreational privileges. “Only a limited number of these special memberships are available,” Thompson said. “It’s important for us to preserve the private, uncrowded feel of the club, where you never need a tee time, and there is always a court or a table available for lunch or dinner.” While some private clubs offer a dues-only membership just for the summer, the special memberships at the Wanderers Club are good for the entire year. “Our membership is a group of like-minded people who love to spend time together,” Thompson said. “We often hear that our restaurants serve the best food in Wellington. With all the amenities, and friends and family around, there is no reason to go anywhere else.” The Wanderers Club is also offering nonmembers the opportunity to host large and small gatherings on the property. As long as outside events do not interfere with member activities, people can now book space at the club for graduations, anniversaries, weddings, charity balls or other special events. For more information about the dues-only, no-initiation-fee, annual memberships, or to book a special event at club, call (561) 795-3501.


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Crafting A Vision For The Future Wellington began crafting out a vision for its future in May. Discussing plans for everything from senior housing to community revitalization, parks and recreation to growth and development, Wellington Village Council members met twice, with more meetings planned for further discussion. “The question is, how do we make sure we remain a vibrant, attractive community?” Village Manager Paul Schofield said. The meetings, one which spanned more than six hours, gave council members the chance to dig into some of Wellington’s key issues. One of the major issues discussed was how Wellington can help its seniors age in place. Though council members discussed many options for housing, they ultimately directed staff to poll seniors and decide what level of “affordable housing” Wellington needs. Councilman Howard Coates said Wellington has to decide what measures it can take to help on this issue. “I think our focus should be on what we can do to have private enterprises come in,” he said. “I don’t think we can do it ourselves.” Councilman Matt Willhite said Wellington needs to first decide what kind of senior housing it wants. “Are we talking about communities like Century Village where they have different amenities?” he asked. Another major issue for council members was the fate of the K-Park property. Council members voted to put out a request for proposals for the site. Growth Management Director Bob Basehart told council members that Wellington had several options: to leave the site as is, pick one of the several proposals, design a vision for the site and offer it to the development community, or put out another request for proposals. “With the escalating value of the property, you could hang onto the land to see if the value grows,” he said. “It has generated a significant amount of other offers.” Mayor Bob Margolis supported putting out another request for proposals. “I think it would be important,” he said. “And though I think we could dictate what we’d like to see on the property, there

are people who do that for a living.” During a second session geared toward Wellington’s equestrian areas, council members asked staff to draft recommendations for changes to the Wellington Equestrian Preserve. Council members stressed the need to balance the competitive equestrian industry that is already here with the interests of more casual, yearround residents who wish to have access to bridle trails and other safe places to ride without congestion. “We want to help benefit the industry, but we need to make sure we’re balancing that,” Willhite said. “We don’t want to choke what’s already out there.” Wellington Projects Manager Mike O’Dell said council members would have to decide what exactly they want to preserve and protect. “What specifically are we preserving?” O’Dell asked. “The horses? The land? The lifestyle? Or is it all of the above?” Coates said that although he wants to honor the original vision for the equestrian area, he doesn’t want to stifle the industry. Charter Task Force — Also in May, council members voted to create a five-person Charter Review Task Force to weigh in on necessary changes to Wellington’s charter with the goal of putting any charter changes to a referendum on the March 2016 ballot, with task force members meeting as early as July. “Since 1996, some of these things haven’t been talked about,” Councilman Matt Willhite said. “I think this is needed.” Each member was given one appointee. Mayor Bob Margolis appointed equestrian activist Victoria McCullough, Willhite appointed former County Commissioner Ken Adams, Councilwoman Anne Gerwig appointed former Village Attorney Jeff Kurtz, Councilman Howard Coates appointed former Assistant Village Manager Francine Ramaglia and Vice Mayor John Greene appointed Michelle McGovern. The task force can only make recommendations to the council. From there, the council must choose whether to put any recommended changes on the ballot.

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Family Plays A Central Role For Marlins Catcher

JARROD SALTALAMACCHIA By Lauren Miró

For baseball star Jarrod Saltalamacchia, joining the Miami Marlins means coming home — home to his family, and home to the place he grew up. On Dec. 3, 2013, Saltalamacchia signed a three-year contract with the Marlins, bringing him home to Wellington, where he splits time as a baseball catcher and dad to three little girls — Sidney, 7, Hunter, 6, and Sloane, 3, and husband to Ashley. “Getting to be home more is amazing,” said Saltalamacchia, who graduated from Royal Palm Beach High School before embarking on his baseball career. “And it’s great being with the Marlins. They’ve been great to us.” With Marlins’ spring training in Jupiter, it means Saltalamacchia is closer to home than ever. “I tell everyone that I’m pinching myself just to make sure I’m here,” wife Ashley Saltalamacchia said. “It has been the biggest blessing, for our family and also our career. Being his wife, I’m so happy to have the opportunity to have a normal, structured life for our girls.” Family is important to the Saltalamacchias — almost all their family continues to live in the western communities. Father-in-law Dale Perry said Jarrod is a great family man and an amazing

father. “He’s very family oriented,” he said. “He really has figured out, as best he can, how to balance being a good dad with his career. He wants his family with him. When he’s away, he calls them and goes on Skype constantly.” And despite long hours on the road and playing well into the night, Ashley said he makes sure to be there for the little things. “He has never not been involved with the kids,” she said. “For instance, he doesn’t sleep in. He’ll do his thing at night, and then get up with the kids early and spend two to three hours with them before he has to go to the field.” And almost every morning, Jarrod is up taking the girls to school. “It’s just what he does; he doesn’t want to miss anything,” Ashley said. “He wants to be hands on, to balance his ca-

reer and family life. Being home has allowed him much more flexibility.” Jarrod said his daughters light up his world. “As soon as I see them, seeing their faces light up, it’s stuff like that you’ll never forget as a father,” he said. “It lights me up every time and reminds me why I’m a father. I just love them so much.” Whether it’s taking his family on the road with him or getting them up for school in the morning, Jarrod said he’s just grateful to spend time watching his girls grow. “There’s just so many things to love about being a dad,” he said. “I just honestly love spending time with them in the morning, whether it’s waking them up in the morning and getting to take them to school, or taking them to games.”

‘There’s just so many things to love about being a dad. I just honestly love spending time with them, whether it’s waking them up in the morning and getting to take them to school, or taking them to games.’ Jarrod Saltalamacchia

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Jarrod and Ashley Saltalamacchia at the ball park with daughters Hunter, Sloane and Sidney.

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Though the family has traveled with Jarrod’s teams in the past, with Sidney and Hunter starting school, it has meant more time away from dad. “It was tough last year,” Jarrod said. “They were in school and couldn’t come on the road as much. Once summer time came, they could, but it was hard.” He said being away from his family for extended periods of time is one of the hardest parts of his career. “It kills you because you can’t just come home,” Jarrod said. “It’s not like you can come home every night and put them to bed.” Ashley said Jarrod gets involved in all aspects of the girls’ lives — including doing their hair. “We were at school for the girls’ endof-the-year conference, and one of the teachers told us how much she loves our girls’ hair and the different bows they have every day,” Ashley recalled. “That’s his thing. He gets up every morning and does their hair.”

When the family lived in Texas, Jarrod and Sidney even did a television segment showing off his styling skills. To make sure the girls get plenty of one-on-one time, Jarrod takes them each on dates — just quality daddydaughter time. “I do a date night with each of them,” Jarrod said. “When we go out with the three of them, it’s hard to give them individual attention, so we do these date nights. The girls love it. We go and do whatever they want, eat wherever they want and we get all dressed up. It feels like they’re going on a big date. Whether we’re going to a movie or just to dinner, it’s important they get that alone time.” And during the off-season, Jarrod prefers to spend his time out with the kids, whether it’s at the pool, the beach or other fun activities. “Having kids is awesome because I’m a big kid myself,” he said. “I have someone to play with now, and we have a great time.”

Jarrod, of course, also credits Ashley with being a great mother and wife, helping him through his career and taking care of the children. “I would not be who I am today without my wife,” he said. “I understand how tough her job is. It’s not easy being a parent. There are no days off.” Ashley said it’s a partnership. “He says to me, ‘I don’t know how you do it,’” she said. “I tell him I don’t know how he does it either. It’s teamwork. I couldn’t do it without him and he couldn’t do it without me. At the end of the day, these are our kids. They’re our gift to us. We both acknowledge that.” She said he absolutely deserves the title “Father of the Year.” Seeing his little girls smile makes all the work worth it, Jarrod said. “They light up my world every day,” he said. “When they see me and yell, ‘Daddy!’ I know they love me and want me around. It just melts my heart. It’s why I do what I do.”

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Nashville Singer/Songwriter Brooke Eden Proud Of Her Wellington Roots Story by Julie Unger • Photos by Abner Pedraza

Brooke Eden might be in your high school yearbook. Look for her in the directory under Brooke Helvie. The Nashville singer/songwriter attended Wellington High School for her sophomore, junior and senior years, from 2004 to 2007. She then went on to attend the University of Florida from 2007 to 2011, where she studied marketing, business and mass communications. Eden has always been in the spotlight, in one form or another. Her father, a musician, invited her to sing with his band when she was only 5 years old. The desire to perform was strong, and Eden sang her little heart out. She competed in children’s pageants, sang on the SunFest youth stage and went on to win Miss South Florida Fair. At the University of Florida, Eden was the opening act for Gator Growl, a giant homecoming party. “Swamp Stomp” was one of Eden’s first songs written in Nashville, and she performed it at University of Florida for talent night. Of course, Eden’s name is most familiar around the nation due to her stint on American Idol. She made it to the last elimination round in Season 7, and then tried again in Season 10 but didn’t get very far. “I loved waking up and doing rehearsal,” she recalled. “In the end, it was exactly what I needed to say, ‘This is what I want to do.’” Her experiences on the show forced her to grow up as an artist. She graduated from college three years later, spent nine months in Florida doing five shows a week, and found out who she was musically.

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“Who I was then and who I am now are two different worlds. I think the evolution of an artist, when they find themselves, is very exciting,” Eden said. “I feel like when you’re doing what you love and what you’re passionate for in life, you’re just a happier person. Music makes me so happy. I can be anywhere as long as I’m singing and making music, and I’ll be happy.” Eden’s career trajectory has led her on a path that has included all different types of performances. One of her favorite experiences so far was when she had the opportunity to sing on stage with Sugarland. They had sent Eden videos of what to expect. “I got to go up on stage and sing with them,” she recalled. “It turned into a whole song, which was so cool, and they were so sweet. It was an awesome experience, because not only was I singing with Sugarland, my favorite band, but I was also singing in my hometown, at the Cruzan Amphitheatre, which was a huge dream of mine. I got to sing the song ‘Baby Girl,’ which was kind of the story of my life at that time.” Eden describes performing in front of a large audience as “exhilarating.”


Singer/songwriter Brooke Eden now lives in Nashville but is always happy when she gets to perform in the Palm Beaches.

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‘I feel like when you’re doing what you love and what you’re passionate for in life, you’re just a happier person. Music makes me so happy. I can be anywhere as long as I’m singing and making music, and I’ll be happy.’ BROOKE EDEN “It’s like second nature to me,” she said. “It’s what I’ve always done. I don’t get nervous.” In May, Eden performed at SunFest, for the first time as an adult. She performed on the youth stage as a pre-teen/teen and decided to apply to perform at West Palm Beach’s waterfront music festival again. Eden and her manager submitted her name as a country act, and not only that, but a local country act. She figured it didn’t hurt to try. “We were excited to hear that we were chosen,” Eden said. “We were opening for a bunch of country acts from Nashville. It was really cool, because SunFest has been an event I always wanted to sing at since I was little. I got a little taste of it when I was younger, but I never got to be on the big stage. It’s a really cool feeling to come back from Nashville to perform at my home town at a really awesome event.” Though more of her time recently has been spent in Nashville, Eden enjoys any opportunity to support the Wellington

area. “Wellington is like my home. It’s my hometown. It’s my roots,” she said. “That’s where I come from, and I don’t ever want to forget that.” Despite the fame, recognition and becoming a household name, Eden insists she is “a normal girl, still” who can walk around Nashville and West Palm Beach with recognition, while still maintaining her privacy. Eden’s summer plans include writing, meetings and continuing to flourish in Nashville. Keep an eye out on her web site, her social media profiles and www.stageit.com, an online concert venue. Eden is also getting ready to sign with a booking agency in Nashville and is generating interest for publishing deals. In addition, Eden’s extended-play CD is available on her web site, along with autographed photographs and other unique goods. The album can also be found on iTunes. Learn more about Brooke Eden at www.brookeeden.com.

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Wellington Equestrian Angela Wade Making Waves In Western World By Lauren Miró

Wellington’s Angela Wade took the Western riding world by storm last year, capturing third place in the Amateur Western Horsemanship competition at the American Quarter Horse Association’s Amateur World Championship Show. Now, she hopes to return aboard her newest mount to win it all this year. Wade, a lifelong equestrian, beat out 54 other riders to take third place aboard Smooth N Chocolatey, an AQHA gelding owned by Deborah Hearst of Wellington. “It was amazing,” Wade said. “It was my third world [championship] win, and my first trophy win at the world show. For me, it was all about going in there with confidence and believing in myself.” Wade grew up riding in Wellington’s equestrian circuit. “I actually started riding English,” she recalled. “When I was five years old, my dad bought me a Welsh pony, Marshmallow.” She and Marshmallow later moved to Sea Ridge Farms in Wellington, owned by Patty Vatterott. “Patty grew up in the Midwest,” Wade said. “She was more involved in Quarter Horses and introduced me to them.” Compared to the classic hunter, navy and brown jackets of English riding, Wade said her 11-year-old self fell in love with the vibrant show clothes worn by Western riders. “I saw the show clothes and said, ‘I want to wear that,’” Wade recalled. In 2002, Wade got her first Quarter Horse, Dandy Blue Diamond. Together, they took third place in the 11 & Under Trail class at the AQHA Congress show, another major AQHA competition. For the past 12 years, she has been showing on the AQHA circuit, riding both Western and English styles.

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“It’s a different world,” she said. “The majority of the trainers are in Texas and the Midwest. It definitely doesn’t have the glamour of the English world. The people are very down to earth and humble. I’ve made a lot of friends.” Wade has also won a cavalcade of awards throughout the years. Some of the highlights were placing all three of her horses in the top 10 at the 2013 AQHA Congress competition in Amateur Trail. In 2012, she won the Novice Amateur Western Pleasure class at the AQHA Congress. Taking third place at the world show tops her list of accomplishments, but she knew her mount had the potential all along. “I’ve been showing Smooth N Chocolatey for six years,” Wade said. “I knew he had the potential to do his job. It was more about me believing in myself to lay out the pattern. I knew I had the best pattern I could have had, though there are always little things you want to change.” In horsemanship competition, horses and riders must ride a set pattern, which may include walking, trotting, loping and galloping in straight lines and circles, spins, quarter turns, half turns and side passes. Riders are judged on their seat, posture, finesse and execution of the pattern. “There’s a lot of technique to it,” she said. “I actually had three horses qualify and had to decide. I chose [Smooth N Chocolatey] because the pattern had a lot of difficult ele-


Angela Wade at the 2013 American Quarter Horse World Championship Show. PHOTO COURTESY THE AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE JOURNAL

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Angela Wade captured third place in the Amateur Western Horsemanship competition. PHOTO COURTESY THE AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE JOURNAL

ments, especially square turns. I wanted a horse who, when I asked for the maneuvers, I wouldn’t have to worry about not staying in the bridle. I knew he’d be right there with me. He’s quick to make short maneuvers. Keeping the same pace is very important. A lot of people can have a great spin to the right, for instance, but if their spin to the left isn’t equal, they lose points. You have to keep the same rhythm.” As she eyes the future, Wade hopes to move even higher up the ranks. Last year, she purchased a Quarter Horse gelding, Huntin Big Dreams, who was named the 2012 National Snaffle Bit Association’s Horse of the Year. Huntin Big Dreams earned the prestigious title by taking Junior Western Pleasure at the AQHA Congress, the AQHA 2012 Junior Western Pleasure World Championship and the 2012 Congress Markel Open Maturity Western Pleasure Championship. He was also the AQHA High Point Junior and Open Western Pleasure Horse in the nation that year. “I’m really excited,” Wade said. For more information about Sea Ridge Farms, visit www.searidgefarms.com.

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Wellington Rider Danielle Goldstein Making History Here… And In Israel Story by Julie Unger • Photos by Abner Pedraza

With parents and an older brother who have all played professional sports at one time or another, it comes as no surprise that Danielle Goldstein became an athlete. A professional rider, Goldstein is working to help Israel develop a world-class equestrian team. Now 29 years old, Goldstein first rode a horse at age 8. She worked her way up to compete at the Grand Prix level — the top of the field — by age 16. Goldstein has used her natural talent, drive, determination and focus to make her childhood dreams a reality. Having played competitive tennis and gymnastics, she grew up in a real sports family and always loved animals. “I was always really competitive,” Goldstein recalled. One day, she took a riding lesson at a farm, and the jumping bug bit. The rest is history. Growing up in New York, Goldstein rode locally until she became more competitive and began riding in New Jersey, before coming to Florida as a teenager for the winter show season. After college, she moved to Florida to train. Now, Goldstein lives in Wellington for half the year and spends the other half traveling the world. Her schedule changes, but in May, she competed in Israel, and then took her horses to Canada before a trip to Europe in July. Goldstein manages Starwyn Farms, located in Wellington, giving lessons and representing “The Equine Athletics Mission” (TEAM) Israel, a nonprofit organization working to create a world-class equestrian presence for Israel. Goldstein has been representing Israel since she acquired Israeli citizenship in 2010. Goldstein and the rest of TEAM Israel have really begun to put Israel on the map for equestrian activity. Her goal: become the first female Israeli show jumper to compete in the Olympics. “For me, representing Israel is a childhood dream,” Goldstein said. “I always had a connection to the country, and I always wanted to represent Israel. As far as a team, for me, international sports is such an amazing, unifying culture. I want to do my part in order to represent Israel on the international sports stage, and I think having an international team is a

great way to get the country behind us… I think the team spirit aspect is a very strong motivator.” Over the years, Israel has had different riders and representation on the world stage, but there was never a unified team of riders to compete at World Cup competitions. With TEAM Israel, it will be the first time the country has fielded complete teams at higher-level events, such as the Olympics, the Nations Cup and the European Championships. In February, at the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup in Wellington, Goldstein, Elad Yaniv and Joshua Tabor represented Israel, competing as a show jumping team. “This was the first time that Israel ever had a team compete in any equestrian discipline,” Goldstein said. “I’ve been competing for Israel for years, but this is the first time we had ever put together a team and competed at a Nations Cup competition.” As TEAM Israel grows, Goldstein’s career continues. In her amateur years, she competed at top jumping venues, from the Winter Equestrian Festival to Spruce Meadow and dozens of shows in between, often finishing on top. In more recent years, she has shined at competitions such as the Outdoor Gelderland/Arnhem Grand Prix 3*, Holland; the Maccabiah Games, Israel; the ECCO FEI European Show Jumping Championships, Denmark; the $10,000 Welcome Prix, Country Heir Horse Show; the $30,000 Fendi Cup, Hampton Classic; the $50,000 Sussex County Grand Prix; and a number of classes at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival, such as the $25,000 Suncast 1.5m Classic, the $80,000 Horseware Ireland Grand Prix 2*, the $280,000 Grand Prix CSI 4* and the $10,000 WEF Welcome Stake pre-circuit Nespresso Battle of the Sexes. When Goldstein isn’t competing, she also trains riders at Starwyn Farms, where she works hard to provide the opportunity for riders to be able to train at a high level. Goldstein’s

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that I grew up with as a passion, I’m committed to this industry, and I’m committed to helping the industry in Israel, because that’s where I have a family and personal connection.’ DANIELLE GOLDSTEIN

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goal is to keep lesson rates affordable. “I want to make this accessible to more people,” she said. “I think it’s important to put a rate out there that more people can afford so the sport can be available to a broader group of people instead of the small usual group. I think it’s important that I can teach my knowledge to as many people as possible.” In addition to local riders, Goldstein has had riders come from all around the world to train with her. Although she’s a star in the equestrian realm, Goldstein has been able to avoid the distractions that come with fame. The focus of those who seek her out is for her skills, not just her name. “What I do is so based in a very professional, high-performance world. When people come to work and train with me, it’s very focused,” she said. “People come here, and it’s a serious business for people.” Starwyn Farms also offers an equine education course that covers topics such as hoof care, grooming and tack, stable management, nutrition, veterinary basics, safety and course design — everything in the industry that doesn’t involve riding. The program is being shifted online, so that more people can have access. In the next few years, Goldstein wants to develop something similar in Israel. “This is something that I grew up with as a passion,” Goldstein said. “I’m committed to this industry, and I’m committed to helping the industry in Israel, because that’s where I have a family and personal connection.” For Goldstein, it’s her life’s mission. “This is a lifelong commitment,” she said. “I hope to make Israel proud. I love this, and I want people to know this is what I’m going to continue to do. My hope is to share this with as many people as possible.” For more information on TEAM Israel, visit www.team-israel.org. Learn more about Danielle Goldstein and Starwyn Farms at www.starwynfarms.com.

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Free Clinic Makes 4 Riding With A Star Affordable For All

Trainer Julie Winkel with participants in the USHJA Zone 4 Free Clinic.

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While there have always been ample opportunities for the deep-pocketed equestrian enthusiast in Wellington, affordable riding events are much less commonplace. The United States Hunter Jumper Association Zone 4 Free Clinic is looking to change that.

Christina Schlusemeyer, Sue Ashe, Julie Winkel, Charles Moorcroft and Ann Pennington at the third annual USHJA Zone 4 Free Clinic.

Sue Ashe, a United States Equestrian Federation R-rated judge and vice chair of the Zone 4 USHJA Hunter Committee, started the clinic three years ago with the goal of providing riders in Zone 4 — which includes Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and South Carolina — access to a free riding clinic with a nationally acclaimed professional. That’s exactly what Ashe did on Feb. 17, when 36 horses and riders gathered at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center for an opportunity to ride with professional rider and trainer Julie Winkel, at no charge whatsoever. Along with her many wins in both the Grand Prix and hunter rings, Winkel is an Emerging Athletes Program (EAP) talent scout and an “R” rated USEF judge. She has judged at Devon, Harrisburg, the National Horse Show, the Hampton Classic and the Winter Equestrian Festival. Winkel has also designed courses and judged at the ASPCA Maclay Finals, and judged the 2010 USEF Medal Finals with the legendary horseman George Morris. Winkel taught the 36 Zone 4 riders and their horses in four separate groups throughout the day, and the results were astounding. She ensured that every horse and rider received personal attention and instructions on 10th Anniversary |wellington the magazine| June 2014

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overcoming the challenges each faced, a task Winkel said was made easier by the riders’ eagerness to hear what she had to say. “I really enjoyed teaching these Zone 4 riders, because not only were there good horses and good riders, but the riders were so hungry for information,” Winkel explained. “It’s always gratifying to see riders who are appreciative of my time, and of Zone 4’s ability to put on a clinic like this for them.” Winkel is quick to point out that the results she is able to get from horses and riders in her clinic are not the result of any shortcuts or magic acts but, rather, a mastery of the basic tenets of horsemanship. “I think that all problems can be solved though basics, so the better people’s basics are, then the stronger foundation you build and the faster you can go up the ladder in your riding career,”

Winkel said. “But if you go up the ladder without a foundation, the floor falls out.” Winkel enjoyed seeking out and filling in holes she found in the riders’ education. “I saw a lot of people that, for their riding level, didn’t know some of the basics, like the different rein aids or how to properly adjust a standing martingale, and for me, those little things are crucial,” she said. “Doing the little things correctly is crucial in building that solid foundation.” The clinic’s one-day format presented a challenge for clinicians to make the most of each session, a task Winkel handled with skill. She introduced new lessons and exercises in each session to give auditors and riders in other sections a chance to learn as much as possible. “I only get to see these kids for a very short time, for one day, but to be able to

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identify what I could help them with was very gratifying,” she said. Some of the most memorable sound bites of the day included instructions on the proper use of the crop: “You don’t have to look back when you hit him, you aren’t going to miss!” An entertaining analogy on catch-riding a horse: “You’re going on a blind date with him, get to know him! What is he thinking? Is he a nice guy? Does he want to work for you?” There was also an insightful comment on the proper use of aids: “Hands make a horse crooked; legs make them straight.” A free clinic with Winkel was something that appealed to rider Day Harmening. “I was so excited to get a chance to ride with Julie,” Harmening said. “I found out about the clinic online, and I texted my trainer right away and said, ‘We have to go to this.’ I’ve been looking forward to going to this for weeks.”

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Harmening appreciated learning about the lesser-known rein aids from Winkel, something she does not always get to use in the equitation ring. “You know in the equitation, so much of the time it’s about being pretty, and that takes priority over being effective,” she said. “So it was nice to learn about things like the bearing rein, and how to really be an effective rider.” Ashe has every intention of bringing the clinic back to the Wellington area next year, with the hopes of giving more riders like Harmening the opportunity to ride with some of the nation’s top professionals, without the top-dollar price tag. “Zone 4 is so happy to reach out to the grassroots with a clinic like this,” Ashe said. “Wellington this time of year has many world-class riders, and for us to reach out to more people is what we are after.”

Clinician Julie Winkel observes a student over fences in the USHJA Zone 4 Free Clinic.

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With a lifelong dream of being a model, Amanda Lewis is hoping you’ll choose her to be Wellington’s Next Top Model. The 26-yearold blonde-haired, brown-eyed beauty has made fashion her life, from stomping the runways of top international designers to the editorial pages of glossy magazines. “I’ve loved fashion all my life,” Lewis told Wellington The Magazine, her blonde locks rolled high in curlers as she prepared for her photo shoot. “I’ve been modeling since I was 13.” Modeling as a teenager led her on a path to fashion design. Lewis has a bachelor’s degree in fashion design from Miami International University of Art & Design. She chose modeling because it gives her a unique opportunity to get close to the fashion world. “I still model full-time. I love everything about it,” said Lewis, who is represented by Runways: The Talent Group, a Miami-based agency. Lewis has had the opportunity to walk the runways wearing beautiful designs from some of the world’s biggest fashion names, from Oscar de la Renta and Michael Kors to Valentino and Chanel. She has also walked for major stores like Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdales. “I do mostly runway,” she said. “I love all the excitement of being backstage, all the energy with everyone rushing around. It’s exhilarating.” And being close to the fashion she loves is just one of the perks. “I love getting to be around and wear all the clothes,” Lewis said. Lewis said she hopes to win Wellington’s Next Top Model because she wants to represent her community. “I was born and raised here,” she said. “My whole family is local.”

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I’ve finally decided to make my health a priority.

References:

(1) Galofré JC, et al. Increased postpartum thyroxine replacement in Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Thyroid. 2010 Aug;20(8):901-8. (2) De Groot LJ. Dangerous dogmas in medicine: the nonthyroidal illness syndrome. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 1999 Jan;84(1):151-64. (3) I’m confused by the numbers of fad diets available that tout great weight loss. Are there any basic, simple weight loss strategies I can follow? Duke Med Health News. 2011 Jul;17(7):8. (4) Federal Trade Commission. “Red Flag Bogus Weight Loss Claims”Washington DC. 2003. http://www.ahpa.org/Portals/0/pdfs/03_FTC_Media%20Guide_redflag.pdf (5) Smith BR, Cohen PA. Dependence on the Brazilian diet pill: a case report. Am J Addict. 2010 May-Jun;19(3):291-2. (6) Goette DK, Odom RB. Alopecia in crash dieters. JAMA. 1976 Jun 14;235(24):2622-3. (7) Robb-Nicholson C. By the way, doctor. I’ve been trying to lose weight for a long time and nothing seems to work. What do you know about the HCG diet? Harv Womens Health Watch. 2010 May;17(9):8. (8) Texas Attorney General. Multiple Texas Weight-Loss Clinics Agree To Stop Marketing Prescription Drugs Improperly. October 27, 2011. https://www.oag.state.tx.us/ oagnews/release.php?id=3883 (9) Liu C, Scherbaum WA, Schott M, Schinner S. Subclinical hypothyroidism and the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome. Horm Metab Res. 2011 Jun;43(6):417-21. (10) Perseghin G. Pathogenesis of obesity and diabetes mellitus: insights provided by indirect calorimetry in humans. Acta Diabetol. 2001;38(1):7-21.

Dr. Kenneth Woliner is a board-certified family physician in Private practice in Boca Raton. He can be reached at 9325 Glades Road, #104, Boca Raton, Fl, 33434; 561-620-7779; knw6@cornell.edu; www.holisticfamilymed.com


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Put Their Focus On Customer Service Story by Matthew Auerbach  Photo by Abner Pedraza

Maureen and Donald Gross, a husband-and-wife team at Keller Williams Realty, pride themselves on the importance they place in providing customers with the highest level of professional care and experience. It’s an ethic they learned in a totally different line of work. “My family owned the Clam Box, a large restaurant in Greenwich, Connecticut,” Donald said. “After graduating from Florida International University’s School of Hospitality Management, I returned home to help manage the place.” Meanwhile, Maureen came to work at the restaurant as a summer employee during her break from Randolph-Macon Women’s College in Lynchburg, Va. “This was the beginning of our working together as partners,” Donald said. Maureen credits her time alongside Donald at the Clam Box as the job that taught them both how crucial it is to put the needs of the customer first. “I think that we both developed a strong sense of customer service by our experience in the restaurant business, and it has carried over to our real estate business,” she said. “Our strong emphasis on the customer’s wants, needs and concerns, I think, is what makes us successful in real estate.” Married for 36 years, the couple has one son. They moved to Wellington in 1992 and concentrate on residential real estate here in the western communities. “We work with all types of buyers and sellers,” Donald said. “We have investors who, once they make a purchase, engage us to help them find quality tenants. We enjoy helping firsttime home buyers get over the hurdles of buying their first property, and we work with more experienced buyers and sellers who don’t need that intense a level of hands-on involvement from us, but want to know that they are working with people who can help them with the details of the transaction.” Like any successful partnership, each concentrates on a different area. “Maureen is great at digging through the Multiple Listing

Service (MLS) to find and show the hidden gems our clients are looking for,” Donald said. “I work behind the scenes on the ‘nuts and bolts’ of the transaction, and my previous experience as a mortgage broker allows me to speak with our clients on the different financing options.” Both said they appreciate being a part of the Keller Williams Realty family. “Keller Williams is the largest real estate company by agent count in the country,” Donald said. “Locally, it is a very active office with approximately 125 agents. This allows us the opportunity to collaborate with some of the most experienced agents working in the western communities.” The husband-and-wife team sees brighter days ahead for both the local and national real estate markets. “The current market is definitely picking up from what it was about a year ago,” Maureen said. “It has been on a roller coaster ride for the past few years, and it’s currently going through an ‘up’ time. I actually feel that the downturn of a few years ago was a necessary correction, and the growth we are experiencing now is more healthy and sustainable for the long term.” They are proud to have a personal attachment to the continuing success of Wellington’s real estate market. “We are devoted to maintaining the quality of life in our community,” Maureen said. “It is what attracted us to this area more than 21 years ago, and we truly believe that it is a wonderful place to live.” Keller Williams Realty is located at 12008 South Shore Blvd., Suite 201, in Wellington. For more information, call Donald Gross at (561) 723-8461 or Maureen Gross at (561) 714-0887. 10th Anniversary |wellington the magazine| June 2014

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Do you have what is takes to become the next runway superstar? Have you always dreamed of becoming a high-profile model? Are you often told “You should be a model?” Well then, Wellington The Magazine would like to help you make your dreams come true. If you or someone you know has what it takes to be “Wellington’s Next Top Model,” visit our web site and enter today! Wellington The Magazine is excited to announce the launch of our newest series, “Wellington’s Next Top Model,” a monthly spotlight on some of Wellington’s most beautiful people, all of whom seriously have what it takes to be the next runway superstar. Beginning in June, we will team up with local fashion retailers, hair and makeup industry professionals, and others, who will work with our models to get them camera ready for a full-on model shoot courtesy of Abner Pedraza, a professional photographer with Wellington The Magazine. Each month, we will feature a different model and share a bit about their pursuit of becoming a professional model. When the series is concluded, we will ask our readers to help us decide who should be named “Wellington’s Next Top Model,” earning the top prize: a professional modeling portfolio, in print and digital versions, valued at more than $2,500, as well as being featured on Wellington The Magazine’s December cover as winner of the contest. Think you have what it takes or know someone who does? Visit us online at www.wellingtonsnexttopmodel.com and submit your information and photo. We are looking for men and women ages 16* and up of all backgrounds, shapes and sizes. Everything from the cute girl next door to the exotic, dark-haired beauty, to plus-sized models and striking men — everyone is welcome.

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Dr. Gregory Latchaw Offers A Full Range Of Services In Obstetrics And Gynecology Story by Ron Bukley • Photo by Abner Pedraza

Dr. Gregory Latchaw of Comprehensive OB/ GYN, and his partner, Dr. David Adler, offer a full range of women’s healthcare services for obstetrics, gynecology and women’s wellness, including conditions associated with menopause. In obstetrics, Latchaw focuses on healthy babies, which he said can start with pre-conception counseling, which few people do. “People who have significant medical problems would be well served to begin that process even before they conceive and make sure that their medical issues are optimized,” he said. “As simple as it is, one of the few things that we are very, very poor about educating the community in, and the world about, is to actually be on a prenatal vitamin prior to conception — that’s the ideal.” Latchaw added that if a woman doesn’t come in until she’s six or eight weeks pregnant, the maximum benefit is missed for some supplements, such as folic acid, which has been shown to prevent neural tube defects such as spina bifida. “Oftentimes it’s too late to prevent that,” he said. The field of obstetrics has developed new tests that bypass the need for amniocentesis. “We’re able early to get fetal blood cells and do some chromosome analyses,” Latchaw said. Two of the tests look at fetal genetic fragments present in the mother’s blood and, through chromosomal analysis, determine the risks of Down syndrome and other abnormalities. One of the practice’s specialties is perimenopausal and menopausal care and counseling. “To me, it is very unfortunate that in our society, we don’t venerate our elders,” Latchaw said. “In many societies, the transition into menopause is seen as something to be celebrated. In our culture, very much the opposite is true. Oftentimes just from a purely psychological standpoint, the physical symptoms associated with it are that much worse because it’s seen as something negative.” Finding the proper treatment for menopausal symp-

toms can be challenging. “Ameliorating the symptoms associated with menopause is challenging sometimes, depending on the severity of what women are going through with it,” he said. One of the challenges Latchaw faces as a physician is publicity about the adverse effects of hormone replacement, which he said has been corrected with refinement of the studies. “It’s very difficult in this day and age to get women to understand where that all came from in terms of certain studies that were published,” he said. “I’m a big fan of hormone replacement. We do bioidentical replacement as well as traditional hormone replacement. Most people have a far easier time, increased libido, less difficulty with hot flashes and all of the less-than-pleasant aspects of going through menopause.” Latchaw said he tries to use minimally invasive surgical techniques, including laparoscopy and robotic surgery, especially to correct gynecological conditions. “From a gynecological perspective, women who classically 30 years ago would have had a hysterectomy, now we do a lot of endometrial oblations, which can take away a woman’s period and stop the heavy bleeding with a simple five-minute procedure, as opposed to necessitating a hysterectomy,” he said. “If a woman does need a hysterectomy, instead of big, open incisions, whether it’s using the DaVinci [robotic system] or just standard laparoscopy, I send my patients home the next day. Most women are back to normal life after a week to two weeks. These advances have led to an entirely different outlook.” Comprehensive OB/GYN of the Palm Beaches is located at 12959 Palms West Drive, Suite 130, on the campus of Palms West Hospital. For more information, call (561) 793-5657 or visit www.comprehensiveobgyn.net. 10th Anniversary |wellington the magazine| June 2014

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I’ve gotten to meet some incredible guys, not just guys my age, but Vietnam guys as well. ED TAGUE

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After Service In The Marines, WHS Grad Has Dedicated His Life To Helping Veterans Story by Deborah Welky  Photos by Abner Pedraza

Since 1883, the U.S. Marine Corps has adhered to the motto “Semper Fi” or “always faithful” — to the mission at hand, to each other, to the corps and to the United States of America. It is a permanent reminder that a Marine lives forever by the ethics and values of the corps. Once discharged, however, many find it easier to forget. Not Ed Tague. This 31-year-old Wellington High School graduate well remembers the challenges he faced upon returning to civilian life following five years’ active duty, which included three deployments to Iraq. “When I got back from Iraq, I was changed,” recalled Tague, who did reconnaissance work for the Marines. “I saw and heard some of the worst things you can see over there. And I’d have bad days, remembering those things. It helped when I would talk to somebody, and I found it was easier for me to talk to other vets. The funny thing is, the more I thanked those vets for helping

me, the more they told me I had helped them. I wanted to pursue that. I mean, there are brilliant doctors and very well-qualified counselors, but sometimes there’s that barrier they just can’t get over.” Today, he helps other military veterans get the services they need through Palm Beach County Human and Veteran Services and to find permanent housing through the Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County. Still doing recon of sorts, Tague seeks out these displaced vets wherever they are — soup kitchens, churches, parks. “I’ve gotten to meet some incredible guys, not just guys my age, but Vietnam guys as well,” Tague said. “Some Vietnam vets don’t want to come for-

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wellington hero ward about being in the military at all due to how they were treated when they got back — not even to claim benefits. But when you have a shared experience — ‘boots on the ground’ stuff — it’s different than talking to doctors.” He has found that many are in desperate need to help. “Some of these guys have mental disorders that haven’t been diagnosed or treated in decades,” Tague said. “All we can do is the background work necessary to see if they qualify for this benefit or that benefit. We can’t force them to take the help because we need to respect their wishes as well. They need to want the help.” A person who has been homeless for 20 years or so — and they’re out there — may like things just the way they are. “Sometimes they want to do their own routine,” Tague said. “They know where they want to eat each day, do their laundry, take their showers. Ed Tague works to make sure Palm Beach County veterans get the help they need.

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They know what services are available through churches and other organizations. All we can say is: ‘You qualify for vet benefits. If you want to claim them, here’s my number.’” Tague feels his work is his calling, but it’s a far cry from the future he was planning when he was a student at WHS. Back then, his parents expected him to pursue a career in electrical engineering, like he’d been talking about. Besides, he had been offered a crosscountry running scholarship. “But I sat my parents down and told them I didn’t feel ready for college,” Tague said. “I knew I needed more discipline, more focus. And I also wanted to have the chance to jump out of perfectly good airplanes. My father, who was also a Marine, said ‘No,’ and ‘No,’ and ‘No, you’re going to school.’ But right after graduation — and right before 9/11 — I joined the Marines because I wanted to be the best of the best. I did recon because I wanted to be the best that the Marine Corps had. By the time I was out of boot camp, my dad was my No. 1 fan. Looking back, I don’t know how I had the foresight to make that decision.” Perhaps it truly was meant to be. Semper fi. This year, the Wellington Hero series focuses on individuals who make the world a better place through their actions. Do you know a Wellington Hero deserving of proper recognition? Visit www.wellington themagazine.com today and submit your nomination.

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This stunning home in Wellington’s Olympia community is full of Old World charm, from its beautiful outdoor spaces to its lavish interior. The five-bedroom, five-and-a-half bath home boasts more than 5,600 square feet of space on two stories, including a sitting room and a loft. Perfect for entertaining, the home features a large, upgraded outdoor space with a summer kitchen, pool and raised spa. Inside is a stunning wine cellar capable of holding hundreds of bottles of wine in a temperature-controlled climate. A unique feature of the home is its dual staircases — a decorative, elegant stair at the entrance, and a secondary staircase at the back of the home, all meant to make navigation easier. The home features hardwood floors, rodiron ballasters and crown molding, and the beautiful colors and furniture give the space a warm feel.

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Old World Charm, Plenty Of Space In A Stunning Olympia Home

Outdoor Area: The beautiful, custom outdoor space sets this home apart. The stunning covered patio features a large summer kitchen with a grill, stainless cooler, fridge, gas cook top and a large seating area. Anchoring the screened-in space is a beautiful gas log fireplace.

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wellington home Wine Cellar: The pièce de résistance of the home is the beautiful, custom wine cellar with a temperature-controlled refrigeration system. The custom-wood shelving holds hundreds of bottles, and the room — located under one of the staircases — is accessible by a thumbprint scanner.

Kitchen: The large, open kitchen is perfect for family gatherings. Central to the space is an oversized center island with a sink. There is plenty of space for cooking, dining and preparation. The kitchen is upgraded with wood cabinets and state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances. There is a butler’s pantry between the dining room and kitchen, and the space looks out over the family room.

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Front Entrance: The front of the home is elegant, with large columns and beautiful, perfectly manicured landscaping. The home features a beautiful four-car tandem garage, as well as a gorgeous paver driveway. Pool: Overlooking the picturesque water views is the large pool with a raised spa. The patio is screened and located just off the summer kitchen, making it the perfect space for entertaining.

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With a beautifully redesigned restaurant and elevated menu, California Pizza Kitchen is known across the nation as the “pizza authority.” Located in the Mall at Wellington Green, California Pizza Kitchen has been a staple of the mall since it opened in 2001. CPK, as it’s fondly called, has been the leader in California-style pizza since the first restaurant opened in 1985 in Beverly Hills. There are now more than 250 locations in 30 states and 11 countries. “A few years ago, we were bought out by Golden Gate Capital,” Managing Partner Shawn Mears said. “They wanted to elevate the design and reclaim our pizza authority. The Wellington location is one of the first stores to get the redesign.” The elevated menu hails a return to the classic, innovative hand-tossed pizzas that made CPK famous. “We’re going back to hand-tossed, hand-pressed pizzas using fresh ingredients and fresh sauce,” Mears said. “Everything is fresher. We have a great menu. There’s something for everyone.” Like the elevated menu, the restaurant’s redesign has been done with fresh, sustainable products in mind. Perfect for families, casual diners or couples, the atmosphere is elevated, yet relaxed. Stunning wood floors, wooden columns and wooden panels give the space a warm, natural feel. The use of green throughout the space provides a calming effect. Guests can choose to sit at a booth or table, or sit at the fully stocked bar and watch as the chefs prepare pizza right in the open kitchen. At the back of the space is a beautiful pizza oven

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where guests can watch as their hand-tossed creations are cooked to perfection. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner, with the option for take-out and a full drink menu. “We have great cocktails,” Mears said. “We now have a mojito made with fresh agave sugar. It’s delicious. Whether you want sangria, a glass of wine or a cocktail, we have it all.” The Hand-Shaken Agave Mojito lives up to the hype, sweet and tart with a punch from the fresh mint and lime. For sangria, choose between the Caribbean Sunset or Appleberry ($8.99). Both have tastes of sweet fruit with bold undertones from the wine. For whiskey lovers, there is the Blueberry Ginger Smash, a combination of Jack Daniels, agave nectar, Domaine de Canton ginger and cranberry juice, topped with fresh blueberries and lime. The drink is a great top-off to a delicious meal. Or try the seasonal Strawberry Rhubarb Martini, a great summer drink with lots of bold, fruity flavors. If drinks sound great, the menu will make your mouth water. “We really have passion for food,” Mears said. “Our menu is completely customizable and changes every three months. If you’re a foodie, you have to try it.” The menu is packed with mouthwatering options,


Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Pizza

Spicy Chipotle Chicken Pizza

Strawberry Fields Salad

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wellington table from small plates, flat breads and appetizers to soups, salads, tacos, pastas and the “Lite Adventures,” dishes with 650 calories or less. Perfect for summer, the Quinoa & Arugula Salad ($9.99) is delicious and filling, packed with nutritious quinoa, asparagus, sun-dried tomatoes, onions, toasted pine nuts and feta cheese, all tossed in a champagne vinaigrette. Another low-calorie option is the Shrimp Scampi Zucchini Fettuccine ($14.29), a fresh and savory dish that pairs shrimp, sautéed with lemon, garlic and white wine, with ribbons of fresh zucchini, a creamy sauce, parsley and Parmesan cheese. The meal satisfies, while still being health-conscious. If you want a new take on a classic CPK pizza, try the Original BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad ($9.99 - $13.79). “The BBQ Chicken Pizza is our most popular pizza, so we created a salad,” Mears said.

The salad is chock full of delicious chicken, house-made barbecue sauce, cilantro and a house-made herb ranch dressing. It’s a meal that packs flavor, with the cilantro really highlighting the delicious, smoky flavors of the barbecue sauce. It is a must-try menu item. Mears’ personal favorite dish is the Chicken Tequila Fettuccine ($13.99). The large pasta bowl is filled with spinach fettuccine, red onions, bell peppers and cilantro, topped with juicy tequila chicken and a creamy jalapeno lime sauce. It’s the perfect blend of spicy and creamy, perfect for a satisfying meal. Of course, CPK is known for its pizzas — each one of them unique and customizable. One of the most classic pizzas is the Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Pizza ($13.79), a twist on the original dish. CPK has added pineapple atop the popular BBQ Chicken Pizza, with smoked Gouda, red

onions and cilantro. The addition of pineapple only enhances the pizza’s flavor. For those who like a bit of kick to their meal, try the Spicy Chipotle Chicken Pizza ($12.79). The pizza has a southwestern kick with poblano peppers, adobo sauce, Monterey Jack cheese, roasted corn and black bean salsa, cilantro and lime crema. Each bite is a burst of spicy, delicious flavor, almost immediately cooled by the zesty lime and cilantro. No matter what you enjoy, there’s something for you on the CPK menu. Located in the Mall at Wellington Green at 10300 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 197, California Pizza Kitchen is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call (561) 793-1601 or visit www.cpk.com.

(Above) Sangria choices. (Below) Strawberry Rhubarb Martini, Blueberry Ginger Spritz and Agave Sour Mojito.

Managing Partner Shawn Mears.

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wellington dining guide 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. Brooklyn Bagel in Wellington has been in business for more than 20 years, offering customers handmade, authentic bagels and more. Brooklyn Bagel is located at 13873 Wellington Trace, Suite B9, in the Wellington Marketplace shopping plaza. For more information, call (561) 784-5501. 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. Casa Tequila, a restaurant featuring a wide variety of delicious Mexican Cuisine, opened recently in the Wellington Plaza at 12795 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 11A. For more info., call (561) 557-1378 or visit www. casatequilafl.com. Coach House Restaurant & Bar (13410 South Shore Blvd.) features gourmet cuisine along with a piano bar, bistro area, outside dining, smoking bars, entertainment and more. For more info., call (561) 795-0080 or visit www.coachhousefla.com. First Watch, the Daytime Café, is now open in Wellington at 2335 South State Road 7 in front of the Mall at Wellington Green near Office Depot. First Watch is open from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily. For more info., call (561) 795-5500 or visit www.firstwatch.com. Gabriel’s Cafe & Grille is Wellington’s oldest restaurant. Serving breakfast and lunch, Gabriel’s is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily in the Wellington

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Plaza at the intersection of Forest Hill Blvd. and Wellington Trace. For more info., call (561) 793-0675. From delicious antipasti to a fine selection of wines, Italian food lovers will feel right at home at Franco Italian Bistro. 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 or visit www.francoitalianbistro.com. The Grille Fashion Cuisine (12300 South Shore Blvd., Suite 10) is open for lunch and dinner daily. It is also a popular gathering place, open until 2 a.m. Thursday through Sunday. For info., call (561) 7932110 or visit www.thegrillefashioncuisine.com. India Grill & Bar is now open in Royal Plaza at 650 Royal Palm Beach Blvd. serving authentic north and south Indian cuisine. For info., call (561) 249-7168. Offering delicious cuts of steak and succulent seafood dishes, Jordan’s Steak Bistro serves up delicious meals and craft cocktails in a stylish environment. The restaurant is located in the Pointe at Wellington Green at 10140 W. Forest Hill Blvd. For more info., call (561) 793-9394 or visit www.jordans steakbistro.com. Enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine at La Fogata, featuring a full menu for lunch and dinner, including food and drink specials. The restaurant is located in Wellington’s Town Square shopping plaza at 11924 W. Forest Hill Blvd. For more info., call (561) 422-1641 or visit www.lafogatawellington.com. Experience the tastes of the world atop a burger at Lindburgers Restaurant in the Wellington Courtyard Shops at 13860 Wellington Trace. From Florida to the Far East, Lindburgers will take you on a trip as you bite into one of its 50 famous burgers. For more info., call (561) 753-0555 or visit www.lindburgers.com.

Oli’s Fashion Cuisine & Bar is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks on Forest Hill Blvd. near the Mall at Wellington Green. For info., call (561) 7922220 or visit www.olisrestaurant.com. Romano’s Macaroni Grill, located at 2535 S. State Road 7 in Wellington, serves innovative Italian cooking in a comfortable atmosphere. The menu includes the popular create-your-own pasta dishes. For more info., call 561-792-2248 or visit www.macaronigrill. com. 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. A family tradition since 1905, Strathmore Bagels & Deli is a real New York delicatessen, serving everything from smoked fish to corned beef. It is located in the Marketplace at Wycliffe at the corner of State Road 7 and Lake Worth Road. For info., call (561) 357-0044 or visit www.strathmorebagels.com. Taste of India is located at 7750 Okeechobee Blvd. Aside from a full menu, it offers a bountiful buffet for lunch and dinner on weekdays and brunch on weekends. For more info., call (561) 721-8600. 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. A wide variety of food choices can be found at Welli Deli, located at 13501 South Shore Blvd. For more info., visit www.wellideli.com or call (561) 784-5884. World of Beer (2465 State Road 7, Suite 100) offers more than 500 varieties of choice brews. For info., call (561) 383-6115 or visit wellington.wobusa.com.


wellington calendar Monday, June 2 • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Pokémon League for ages 6 to 12 on Monday, June 2 at 6 p.m. Bring your DS or Pokémon cards and get ready to battle, trade and make new friends. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info. Wednesday, June 4 • Temple Beth Tikvah (4550 Jog Road, Greenacres) invites the community to attend Shavuot Services on Wednesday and Thursday, June 4 and 5 at 9 a.m. Yizkor will be said Thursday approximately 10:30 a.m. Services will be officiated by Rabbi Howard Shub and Cantor Irving Grossman. Call (561) 967-3600 for more info. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Not Your Grandma’s Bingo for ages 5 and up Wednesday, June 4 at 3:30 p.m. Create your own card and see if luck is on your side. Join the fun and win a prize. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info. Friday, June 6 • The West Palm Beach Antiques Festival will return to the South Florida Fairgrounds on June 6-8. For more info., visit www.wpbaf.com. • The Acreage library (15801 Orange Blvd.) will host The Amazing Mr. A for all ages on Friday, June 6 at 11 a.m. The four-time Florida State Magic Champion will perform magic, comedy and ventriloquism with audience participation. Call (561) 681-4100 to pre-register. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host “Craftapalooza!” for ages 2 and up Friday, June 6 at 3 p.m. School’s out! Celebrate by crafting to your heart’s content and take home everything you make. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info. • Ghost Tours: An Evening In The Dark will be held at Yesteryear Village at the South Florida Fairgrounds on Friday, June 6 at 8 p.m. The cost is $15 per person. For more info., call (561) 790-5232. • The Wellington Amphitheater (12100 W. Forest Hill Blvd.) will host a free screening of the movie

Noah on Friday, June 6 at 8:30 p.m. Call (561) 7532484 or visit www.wellingtonfl.gov for more info. Saturday, June 7 • A Gun Show will be held June 7-8 at the South Florida Fairgrounds featuring a wide collection of guns, ammo, knives, hunting supplies and accessories. Visit www.flgunshows.com for more info. • The 33rd annual John Picano Jr. South Florida Fair Scholarship Golf Classic will be played at the President Country Club (2300 Presidential Way, West Palm Beach) on Saturday, June 7 starting at 8:30 a.m. For more info., contact Lorie Stinson at lorie@southfloridafair.com or (561) 793-0333. • The Philippine American Society of Palm Beach county will host its 15th annual Philippine Summer Festival on Saturday, June 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Yesteryear Village at the South Florida Fairgrounds. The theme is “Barrio Fiesta” and is dedicated to the 16 million Filipinos affected by Typhoon Haiyan. For more information, call Marlyn Sepanick at (561) 2890837, Christina Regino at (561) 723-9323 or Conchita Mateo at (561) 386-1209. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host James Changefield Magic for all ages Saturday, June 7 at 10:30 a.m. Don’t miss the comedy and amazing magic of James Changefield, featuring juggling and lots of audience participation. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info. • The Wellington Amphitheater (12100 W. Forest Hill Blvd.) will host Tribute Concerts & Food Trucks on Saturday, June 7 from 5 to 10:30 p.m. A tribute to Frank Sinatra is at 6:30 p.m. and a tribute to ’50s Music by Viva is at 8:30 p.m. Food Trucks will be on site from 5 to 10:30 p.m. Call (561) 753-2484 or visit www.wellingtonfl.gov for more info. Monday, June 9 • The Kevin Perkins Golf Academy is hosting its 20th annual Junior Summer Golf Camp starting Monday, June 9 at the Binks Forest Golf Club (400 Binks Forest Club Drive, Wellington). The camp will

take place weekly from June 9 through Aug. 15. For more info., visit www.kevinperkinsgolfacademy.com or call (561) 301-3783. • Wellington Elementary School is offering a summer camp for elementary school age children in kindergarten through fifth grades in two-week sessions beginning Monday, June 9. Camp hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., with camper pickup between 4 and 6 p.m. Each session costs $295 per child. Some lunches are included. Fees include field trips, activities, snacks and drinks. For more info., call (561) 6510630. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Art Club for ages 8 and up Monday, June 9 at 4 p.m. Live through your art by exploring different mediums. Dress to get messy. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info. Tuesday, June 10 • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Dream, Discover, Do for ages 2 and 3 on Tuesday, June 10 and for ages 3 to 5 on Tuesday, June 17 at 1 p.m. Talk, sing, read, write and play your way to a brighter future. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Tween Gaming for ages 8 to 12 on Tuesday, June 10 at 3:30 p.m. Bring a friend for Wii gaming and board game fun. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info. • The Wellington Village Council will meet Tuesday, June 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, June 11 • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Science Club for ages 8 to 12 on Wednesdays, June 11, 18 and 25 at 3:30 p.m. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive)

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wellington calendar will host Heart of the Cards for ages 12 and up Wednesday, June 11 at 6 p.m. Bring your Yu-Gi-Oh! cards and get ready to battle, trade and make new friends. Snacks will be provided. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info. • The RiverWalk Toastmasters Club will present its 2014 Spring Public Speaking Symposium featuring a Storytelling Showcase on Wednesday, June 11 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Binks Forest Golf Club. The charge is $35 through June 2 and $40 after June 3 and at the door. Register at https://riverwalkspringsymposium2014.eventbrite.com. E-mail cindyebeckles@yahoo.com or call (479) 305-8002 for more information. Thursday, June 12 • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Pajama Tales for ages 2 to 6 on Thursday, June 12 at 6 p.m. Wear your jammies and wind down for the evening with bedtime stories. This month’s theme is things that go: planes, trains, trucks and more. Call (561) 790-6070 for additional information. • The third Conservation Leadership Lecture at the Palm Beach Zoo will take place Thursday, June 12 at 6 p.m. “Florida Panther Habitat Conservation and Connectivity” will feature conservation biologist Dr. Richard A. Hilsenbeck. Guests can enjoy cocktails and zoo animal encounters before the lecture presentation. Tickets are $20 per person. For more info, visit www.palmbeachzoo.org or call (561) 547-WILD, ext. 285. Friday, June 13 • The Wellington Amphitheater (12100 W. Forest Hill Blvd.) will host a free screening of the film Mr. Peabody & Sherman on Friday, June 13 at 8:30 p.m. Call (561) 753-2484 or visit www.wellingtonfl. gov for more info. Saturday, June 14 • Learn the secrets of Vegetable Gardening

in South Florida in a free program Saturday, June 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension Service (559 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach). To register, contact Melissa Allman at mallman@pbcgov.org. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Dino Stories for ages 2 to 6 on Saturday, June 14 at 11 a.m. Travel back in time and enjoy stories, songs and a craft featuring prehistoric friends. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info. Monday, June 16 • The Okeeheelee Nature Center (7715 Forest Hill Blvd.) will offer a Marine Science Camp from Monday through Friday, June 16-20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a focus on the coastal ecosystem in Florida. Field trips include the Florida Oceanographic Society, the River Center and MacArthur Beach State Park. The cost is $150. Register at the nature center. For more info., call (561) 233-1400, ext. 2 or visit www. pbcparks.com/nature. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Alien Bookmarks for ages 6 and up Monday, June 16 at 3:30 p.m. Design your own silly alien and create bookmarks that are out of this world. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info. Tuesday, June 17 • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Zombie Apocalypse for ages 12 and up Tuesday, June 17 at 6 p.m. Could you survive a zombie attack? Find out with trivia, games and more. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info. Wednesday, June 18 • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host “It’s Prep Time for Hurricane Season” on Wednesday, June 18 at 2:30 p.m. Learn how to prepare for, survive and recover from hurricanes. Program highlights include making a plan, building a kit, being informed and getting involved. Call (561) 7906070 to pre-register.

Thursday, June 19 • The Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce will host an Economic Forum on Thursday, June 19 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts (701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach). RSVP to Maritza Rivera at (561) 578-4817 or maritiza@cpbchamber.com. • The Royal Palm Beach library (500 Civic Center Way) will host Fun with Sign Language for all ages Thursday, June 19 at 3:30 p.m. Representatives from the Deaf Services Center of Palm Beach County will talk about deafness and deaf awareness through stories and a presentation on American Sign Language. Call (561) 790-6030 for additional information. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Teen Anime Night for ages 12 to 17 on Thursday, June 19 at 6 p.m. View new anime titles. Snacks will be provided. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info. • The Village of Wellington will host a Veterans Open House on Thursday, June 19 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Wellington Community Center (12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd.). The event will feature guest speakers to raise awareness about the American Legion. For more information about the American Legion Chris Reyka Memorial Wellington Post 390, e-mail wellingtonlegion390@gmail.com. Friday, June 20 • The West Palm Beach Boat Show will take place June 20-22 at the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center. For more info., visit www.southflaboatshow.com. • The Wellington Amphitheater (12100 W. Forest Hill Blvd.) will host a free screening of the movie Frozen on Friday, June 20 at 8:30 p.m. Call (561) 753-2484 or visit www.wellingtonfl.gov for more information. Monday, June 23 • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive)

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Shana Sasko Benefit — Temple Beth Torah hosted a fundraiser on Sunday, May 4 for Shana Sasko, a young woman who is battling a rare form of thyroid cancer. There was a barbecue, bake sale, bounce house, face painting and more. To donate, visit www.shanasmile.com. Shown here is Sasko with her supporters.

Great American Cleanup — Wellington hosted its Great American Cleanup event on Saturday, April 26 along Greenbriar and Greenview Shores boulevards near Tiger Shark Cove Park. Volunteers picked up litter and bagged trash along the roadways. Shown here are Virginia Lopez-Nadal, Alli Fritz, Kallayah Henderson and Jahniya Paige during the cleanup.

Band Fundraiser — The Wellington High School and Wellington Landings Middle School bands held a night of “Jazz Under the Stars” on Saturday, April 26 at the Wellington Amphitheater. The evening raised money for the band programs. Shown here are some of the high school and middle school band students.

Egg Hunt — Wellington’s annual Egg Hunt took place Saturday, April 19 on the softball fields at Village Park on Pierson Road. The event was sponsored by the Wellington Preservation Coalition, Bright Horizons Early Education & Preschool and Premier Family Health & Wellness. Shown here are Kajal, Falgun, Deeya and Shreeya Patel. School Planting — Equestrian Trails Elementary School, using money from parents and the PTA, started planting foliage on the far right side of the school and in the courtyard on Tuesday, May 6. Students pitched in with direction from Jeff Osias of Southern Gardens, who provided the plants, and parents of the Green Thumbs Club. (Left) Students, faculty and volunteers help with the planting. (Below) Malaki Duggan, Andrew Mack, James DeGuiceis and Cameron Klimek.

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