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It’s very easy to be different, but very difficult to be better Wellington has its very own cutting edge, finger on the pulse of the culinary scene establishment. That’s right! Wellington Trace Tavern with their new owners and new Chef have created everything other than a ho-hum I can get this anywhere type of menu. To quote the Chef, “I don’t do Vanilla…well other than the ice cream anyway.” Sure, they have burgers and onion rings and some everyday comfort foods with an interesting twist. However, it is the Chef driven creative offerings on the menu that really garner the accolades and weekly return customer visits. There truly is a special feeling within Wellington Trace Tavern. Locals call it home; first timers feel welcome and tourists feel like they have found a gem. Unique food, true service and absolutely no heaping helping of corporate taste to be found anywhere. A most coveted and rare accomplishment.  Duck! Yes, Duck, has found its way onto the dinner plate at

Wellington Trace Tavern. A scratch made sauce accompanies the duck and blends into perfect harmony. To name a few more specialties, Mint tea reduction marinated lamb chops, scallops gratinee, and NY Strip Steak flashed with a signature bourbon glaze. Do you like eclectic menus? Great Wellington Trace Tavern has it. Do you like perfectly blended menus that flow from “that sounds good” to “It all sounds good?” Great Wellington Trace Tavern has it. Suppose you like Pot Roast as a comfort food option just to reminisce. Wellington Trace Tavern has pot roast like mom used to make. The menu has it all.  The new interior is nothing short of magnificent. Great pride was taken to get it just right. Part tavern, part warm wood dining room and part comfort at its best, the exquisite surroundings wrap you in comfort yet class all in one. The appeal is for everyone. Treat yourself, family or friends to a memory soon. 

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PALM BEACH BRIDES 2018: BUCKLE UP AND GET READY! Bridal gown fashion is at an all-time high. Every designer was pumped for the recent royal wedding, and the creations they produced hit the runway with a dramatic flair. Each bride wants to feel just as special in that once-in-a-lifetime gown. Wellington The Magazine teamed up with industry professionals to bring you some of the most trendy, traditional and elegant bridal gown fashions, highlighted in this month’s issue.

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LET’S ASK A BRIDAL GOWN EXPERT: Q&A WITH LENCYE BOYD

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TRADITIONS AND TRENDS MAKE FOR COLORFUL WEDDINGS

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One of the highlights of planning a wedding is when the bride-to-be picks out the perfect dress to complement her big day. It is often an amazing experience that many women have dreamed about for years. However, there is some complexity involved. To make the process as easy as possible, we went to Wellington’s own bridal gown expert, Lenyce Boyd of Bacio Bacio Bridal Salon, for advice. By Deborah Welky If you’re planning a wedding, there is so much to look forward to in 2019, from dramatic, over-the-top customized dance floors to personalized embroidered linens. Unique textures will also be a big element this upcoming season. Think outside the box and let your imagination run wild. It’s your day, and everything around you should reflect that. Attorney Anthony Barbuto of the Wellington-based Barbuto Law Firm runs a general practice that handles a variety of legal issues, including family law, general civil litigation and equestrian law. With experience in the realm of family law, Barbuto provided important insight on the much-discussed topic of prenuptial agreements. By Chris Levy

HER POSITIVE ATTITUDE KEEPS MAE LOGLISCI YOUNG Decades of dedicated volunteer work has given Mae Loglisci, this month’s Wellington Senior profile, her sense of purpose. Therefore, it is not a surprise that when you meet someone as amazingly positive as Loglisci, you can’t help but walk away feeling more positive, too. By Ray Burow

WELLINGTON SOCIAL SCENE Wellington Rotary Hosts Race For Red & Blue First Responders 5K Wellington American Legion Post Celebrates 10th Anniversary Wellington Marks 9/11 Anniversary At Patriot Memorial Ceremony Women Of The Western Communities Hosts A Glass-Painting Party

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Wellington Home this month visits a recently revamped Mediterranean-style two-story home in the Golf Brook neighborhood of Palm Beach Polo featuring a show-stopping pool area, along with five bedrooms with en suite baths for a total of six-and-a-half baths. This amazing home also features plenty of amazing amenities. By Deborah Welky “Asian Cajun” is taking seafood to a whole new level at Submarine Crab, a new eatery located in the Pointe at Wellington Green. Owner Tai Le is fusing his Vietnamese roots with Louisiana-style seasoning, hoping to make a big splash in the Wellington area. It’s his second South Florida location of Submarine Crab. By Melanie Kopacz

WELLINGTON PROFESSIONAL WELLINGTON SENIOR WELLINGTON REAL ESTATE WELLINGTON HEALTH WELLINGTON CALENDAR ON THE COVER Soft and flowy meets fine and finished with Jura’s gown from Bacio Bacio Bridal designed by Willowby by Watters with florals by Vero Beach Florist. PHOTO BY DRAGONFLY PHOTOGRAPHY

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Bringing You The Best Of Wellington Since 2004

THE MAGAZINE

volume 15, number 10 october 2018

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PALM BEACH BRIDES 2018

And Just Like That, It Is Your Wedding Day...

Our annual Palm Beach Brides issue went exploring this year and came up with some of the trendiest must-haves for 2019 weddings, along with exquisite runway-style fashions featured in this issue. We chatted with Wellington’s own bridal expert, Lenyce Boyd of Bacio Bacio, and checked in with family law attorney Anthony Barbuto, who shares insight on prenuptial agreements and why visiting a lawyer is great advice for many couples. It was such an exciting journey as we worked with many industry professionals to bring you this Palm Beach Brides special issue. Many thanks to Dragonfly Photography, Erica J Photography and our long-time photography partner, Jenny Schartner of Captured Photography, all of whom share their amazing photography throughout this issue, including the breathtaking front cover image at Bellewood Plantation, photographed by Dragonfly Photography. We thank everyone who helped make this another great issue to share with our readers. The Wellington Community Foundation recently named its first scholarship in honor of Ken and Arle Adams, and now the foundation will be celebrating them at the annual Red, White & Blue Jeans event on Nov. 9 at the Wellington National Golf Club. Learn more about the event in this month’s issue, and be sure to display the colors of proud reds and patriotic whites over blue jeans as the Wellington Community Foundation salutes our heroes and recognizes those who serve. Wellington Professional stops by Master Travel and Cruises to speak with Lynda Reich. Wellington Senior visits this month with Mae Loglisci, who has decades of volunteer work that has given her the sense of purpose throughout her life. Wellington Real Estate chats with Kathy Lebrecht, who brings more than 15 years of local experience to her clients. Meanwhile, All Paws Animal Clinic welcomes Dr. Sy Woon, who brings her lifelong passion for working with animals all the way from her original home, down under in Australia. Wellington Home rings the doorbell at a recently renovated Palm Beach Polo estate featuring many amenities. Finally, Wellington Table sails over to the new “Asian Cajun” seafood hotspot in town, Submarine Crab, where they are taking seafood to a whole new level. We truly hope you enjoy all that this issue has to offer, and we look forward to sharing our annual Equestrian Season Preview edition with you in November. It is hard to believe that summer has come and gone, and we are excited for so many reasons as we head into the holidays and the winter equestrian season. Our team of writers and photographers are working behind the scenes to bring you all that this upcoming season has to offer. Stay tuned, because it will be an everything equestrian issue that you will not want to miss.

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Wellington Rotary Hosts Race For Red & Blue First Responders 5K

(Left to right) Competitors race through confetti at the start; Tyler Heath of Wellington finished first overall; and Hermano Cherilus of West Palm Beach finished second.

The Rotary Club of Wellington held its Race for the Red and Blue First Responders 5K on Saturday, Sept. 8. Proceeds will benefit Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and the Rotary Club Charitable Foundation. The competitors started from and finished at the Wellington Amphitheater. The field drew 550 athletes. Tyler Heath of Wellington was the first to cross the finish line, while Sabah Bobby of West Palm Beach was the first woman across the line. For more info., visit www.wellington5k.com.

(Left to right) David Moss from the PBSO, Avery Chapman of Wellington, Marybeth Gardner of Royal Palm Beach and Sabah Bobby of West Palm Beach, the first woman to finish; Debbie Martin and her son, Ben, from Wellington; Dan Palinkus, 83, was one of the oldest competitors; police academy cadets Kahn Lien, Christina Collins and Obed Charelus; and the PBSO competitors finished first in the team competition.

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Wellington American Legion Post Celebrates 10th Anniversary

(Left) Sons of the American Legion members (front row) Ryan Wilson and Aaron Wilson and (back row) Jeremy Wilson, Commander Joshua Katz, Secretary David Katz and Bob Wilson. (Right) Past commanders Al Ziker, Mike Pancia, Tom Clapp, Max Nelson and David Knapp receive awards.

Wellington’s Chris Reyka Memorial American Legion Post 390 celebrated its 10th anniversary and post re-dedication on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at the Wellington Community Center. Five past commanders were present, as well as visiting American Legion post members. Sons of the American Legion chapter members were sworn in by Ernest Wallace. For more info., e-mail wellingtonlegion390@gmail.com.

(Left to right) Donna Artola-Wallace, Richard Smith, Ernest Wallace and Edward Manak; Beverly Ziker and Ernie Zimmerman with Jerry and Joy Klein; Jim Napuli and Donna Artola-Wallace; and the Sons of the American Legion Chris Reyka Memorial Post 390 are sworn in by Ernest Wallace.

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Wellington Marks 9/11 Anniversary At Patriot Memorial Ceremony

(Left) The Wellington Village Council lays a wreath at the Wellington Patriot Memorial. (Right) Representatives of Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue were on hand for the 9/11 ceremony.

On the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Wellington Village Council joined representatives of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue for a wreath-laying ceremony at the Wellington Patriot Memorial in honor of the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Pastor Josh Mauney of New Sound Church delivered the invocation, and Wellington Idol winner Carly Cantor sang the national anthem.

(Left to right) An American flag hangs from the ladder of a PBCFR engine; Capt. Rolando Silva with deputies from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office; Wellington Idol winner Carly Cantor sings the national anthem; Pastor Josh Mauney of New Sound Church in Wellington delivers the invocation; and a large crowd gathered at the Wellington Patriot Memorial to honor the memory of 9/11.

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Women Of The Western Communities Hosts A Glass-Painting Party

(Left to right) Karen Cavanagh, Paula Castro, Evette Bilbo and Kaycee Blanchard; Mair Armand, Cheryl Dunn Bychek, Lynda Chicano and Faye Ford; and Carmella Chapman hard at work.

Women of the Western Communities held a fundraising glassware painting party on Friday, Aug. 24 at the Wellington National Golf Club. KB Social Artworking had a variety of glassware to choose from, such as wine glasses, champagne flutes, martini glasses, coffee cups and more to paint. For more info., visit www.womenofthewestern communities.org.

(Left to right) Shannon Whitaker with Kim Elie; Dr. Jolene Reiter, Kaycee Blanchard, Peggy McClelland and Evette Bilbo; Peggy McClelland paints a wine glass; Faye Ford decorates coffee mugs; and Dr. Jolene Reiter with her wine glasses.

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RED, WHITE & BLUE JEANS EVENT

To Honor Veterans, Local Heroes Nov. 9

By M. Dennis Taylor

November weather in Wellington is magnificent, with beautiful, breezy days and brilliant, starry skies at night. It’s also the time clothing ensembles display the colors of proud reds and patriotic whites over blue jeans as the Wellington Community Foundation gears up for its growing tradition, the annual Red, White & Blue Jeans event. This year, the Red, White & Blue Jeans fundraiser will once again be held at the Wellington National Golf Club on Friday, Nov. 9 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. “We hold the event in November, so it is near Veterans Day,” explained Tom Wenham, chair of the Wellington Community Foundation. “It brings a lot of people together.” The patriotic evening is where veterans and local heroes, their families and members of the Wellington community come together for a night of camaraderie, revelry, patriotism, charity, gratitude, good feelings and fun. The Wellington Community Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization committed to benefiting community residents by supporting and improving their quality of life, particularly for children, seniors and veterans. Wenham, along with foundation board members attorney Mickey Smith of Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith and Robbin Lee, CEO of Wellington Regional Medical Center, are enthusiastic about the continued success of the November fundraiser, which has been growing each year. The number of people in attendance last year was approximately 170. Although only begun two years ago, the event raised more than $55,000 last year — all of which is used to support those in the Wellington community. Wenham explained that the 2018

edition is shaping up to be bigger, better and even more fun than its successful predecessors. “It is cocktails, dinner and a dance. It’s red, white and blue jeans, with the emphasis on jeans,” Wenham stressed. “It is a casual event. There’s no need to get dressed up. Just a sports shirt and a red, white and blue combo. Consider it a chance to wear something patriotic and enjoy relaxing.” Smith echoed that sentiment, highlighting the fun aspects of the event. “This event is just plain, laid-back fun,” he said. “An added bonus is the fact that all the money raised will stay right here in Wellington to help our children, seniors and veterans. It’s truly a winwin situation. I wouldn’t miss it for the world.” Wenham explained that the fundraiser is a double event, designed to honor and recognize Wellington’s veterans and first responders, and to raise funds to help seniors, veterans and children. Lee said that the foundation puts its focus on community awareness. “We give back to our neighbors,” she said. “We help those in the community. For example, we have bought school uniforms, and done other projects supporting seniors and veterans.” Earlier this year, the foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Village of Wellington to

work on charitable community projects. “This has worked out very well,” Wenham said. “The village knows that we will get things done and done right. The village does the vetting, and we also have a good, cooperative relationship with other groups in the community.” Wenham remarked that the formalized cooperation with the village helps the efforts to serve Wellington residents in need. Wenham explained examples of how the MOU with the village facilitates the efforts of the foundation in helping seniors who are aging-in-place, by doing home modification programs, such as installing a new hot water heater for an elderly resident. They have put in wheelchair ramps for veterans in need and supplied 600 school uniforms to help provide required school clothing for children. “The Red, White & Blue Jeans event is the best event of the whole year,” Lee said. “I am so looking forward to it. We have a good time doing it.” Smith is excited about the social aspects of the evening. “After all, how many premier events can you attend in blue jeans and have the opportunity to chat with so many of your Wellington friends and neighbors?” he asked. Wenham thanked the many volunteers and sponsors who make the event possible. “We have assembled a super group of people from the community as volunteers,” he said. “Ticket sales are brisk with people buying tickets and tables.” For questions about the Red, White & Blue Jeans event, or to secure your tickets, call Wenham at (561) 333-9843. wellington the magazine | october 2018

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BRIDES Buckle Up And Get Ready, Brides! Bridal gown fashion is at an all-time high. Every designer was pumped for the recent royal wedding, and the creations they produced hit the runway with a dramatic flair. Top trendsetters predict many brides will choose a similar style to what the new duchess gallantly walked down the aisle in, while others will opt for the dress of their dreams. Each bride wants to feel just as special in that once-in-a-lifetime gown on her big day. Wellington The Magazine teamed up with industry professionals to bring you some of the most trendy, traditional and elegant bridal gown fashions, highlighted over the next few pages. A big hit for 2019 will be the “bridal capeâ€? style usually made with illusion tulle to give that flowing effect. Another big hit seen on the runways are detachable pieces, like sleeves, trains and layered skirts. This allows the bride to go from walking down the aisle, perhaps in a religious setting, completely veiled, to being able to remove items for photography, the reception and the dance floor. This makes a second or third dress unneeded throughout the entire day. Although the majority of brides still lean toward white on their wedding day, many are turning to the traditional off-white, even for first-time brides, and then there are some who are inspired by a hint of color, often making the sash match the wedding dĂŠcor or blend with the bridal party attire. Fashion is ever-changing, but your Instagram pics are forever. So, be selective and make it the dress you have always imagined yourself in, and enjoy being the center of attention the whole day though! Photography | Erica J. Photography wellington the magazine | october 2018

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A Bridal Gown Expert A Q&A With Lenyce Boyd, Wellington’s Own Bridal Expert Story by Deborah Welky • Photos by Captured Photography www.capturedbyjen.com

One of the highlights of planning a wedding is when the bride-to-be picks out the perfect dress to complement her big day. It is often an amazing experience that many women have dreamed about for years. However, there is some complexity involved, and we’ve all heard stories about future brides who have tried on hundreds of dresses without finding the one for them. To make the process as easy as possible, we went to Wellington’s own bridal gown expert, Lenyce Boyd of Bacio Bacio Bridal Salon, for advice.

does a bride gain from shopping at a boutique dress shop rather than a large chain or department Q: What store?

A: From the customer feedback that we’ve received since we opened in 2006, they like the personal attention

and the nicer, warmer feeling. We have a relationship that develops with our bride and her family because we are available to work with a bride from the time we meet her until she’s walking down the aisle, often a year later.

Q: What does a boutique dress shop offer that other retailers do not? A: In addition to the personalized service, our designers would be different than a chain’s designers. Ours have exclusivity here for us — their dresses are not available all over the place. We also offer a “day-of” concierge service where we go to the wedding, steam the bride’s gown, help her get dressed, help the men tie their bowties and make sure the parents, grandparents and everyone in the bridal party looks good. It’s an extra charge, but Palm Beach County has a lot of destination weddings, so we often get calls from bridal stores in New York, Pennsylvania, all over the place, asking us to help their customers when they come down. Brides don’t need to buy their dress here in order to hire our concierge service.

Q: What is the average cost a bride-to-be should consider for a dress when preparing a budget for their big day? A: Our dresses average from $1,300 to $3,000, or about 10 to 15 percent of the total cost of the wedding. But whether a bride spends $500 or $10,000, they all get treated the same. The price fluctuates depending on the fabric, lace and beadwork, but mostly because of the designer. Some designers are more expensive than others. It’s the label, like jeans. You can pay $30 or $180 for jeans depending on the designer, but it’s still denim.

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are your recommendations when a bride-to-be Q: What begins her wedding dress search?

A: Try to limit the number of people you bring with you.

Bring a small number, two or three of your most trusted friends and family members. Brides get overwhelmed with all the different opinions, and they don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. It can be upsetting for them. My second piece of advice would be to keep an open mind about style. Try on different styles and silhouettes. Often, a bride comes in thinking she wants a certain style, and we pull them for her. However, when she tries them on, none of them seem right. Then we throw in a wild card or two and, often, she falls in love with the dress, even though it wasn’t what she was looking for. What they think they like may be why they haven’t found the perfect dress. Once we know the venue, we can help guide them with styles as well. So, have that in mind.

come in so nervous, and we have an inviting, warm and welcoming atmosphere. Regardless of their budget, they all get treated the same. We are just honored that they are allowing us to be a part of this special time. This business never gets old, it’s always changing. The dresses change, the brides change, the family members change.

Q: Walk us through a bridal dress consultation.

A: Very often, it’s a bride’s first time ever trying dresses

What should the bride-to-be do to prepare for a day of wedding dress shopping?

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brings and knowing her venue, she should know her budget and be honest with us about it. This is helpful for them and us, even if they don’t know exactly. If they say $2,000, does that include alterations, accessories, the veil, jewelry and shoes? Those are all part of the head-to-toe budget. Sometimes, when they realize that, they get nervous about money. But they can focus on the dress and come back later for the other things, when they’re doing their fittings and have decided how they’re going to wear their hair.

How far in advance do you suggest that a bride start the search for her one special dress? A year to nine months ahead is good. We haven’t had to make too many drastic alterations later on. We have brides who have added a sleeve or wanted to re-make a grandmother’s dress. We may have a bride who went on some crazy diet and lost 30 pounds, but it all works out. Nothing has caught us too off guard.

What else should brides know when planning a dress

Q: appointment?

A: We definitely want to have the bride’s appointment be

the only appointment that happens that day, especially if it’s a Saturday — no bridesmaids or flower girls. We don’t want to take away from the bride. If she has found her dress and wants to take a peek at flower girl dresses, that’s fine.

Do you recommend a specific day or time that would result in a better experience for their appointment?

A: Saturdays are busier because of everyone’s work sched-

ules, but we try to space out our appointments. We assign about two hours for an appointment and try not to have more than two brides in at a time. That’s another reason we ask the bride to keep her party smaller — we don’t have enough space for seven people and a baby stroller. We do encourage wine and champagne here. There’s a liquor store next door, we have glasses, and we can turn up the music. We’ve heard over and over that brides have had “their best experience ever” here, and it’s because of that feeling of comfort. They’re allowed to touch the dresses and have fun. Some brides

on. A lot of ladies don’t know their style, or they’re not used to dressing in dresses, so there’s a lot of learning. We don’t pressure them. We invite them to go home and think about it. Usually, we end up being the first place and the last place they come. They don’t want to shop anymore. They’d rather leave here and celebrate.

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Would you advise a client get hair and makeup done similar to the look they will wear the day of the wedding or focus solely on the full effect of the dress?

A: Usually, when they visit, they’re not that far into the

planning process, so I wouldn’t worry too much about that. Sometimes the dress will dictate the hairstyle. We do have clips if a bride wants to pin her hair up to see if the dress looks better with her hair up or hair down. wellington the magazine | october 2018

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& Let’s Ask A Bridal Gown Expert QA Q: A:

We have a relationship that develops with our bride and her family because we are available to work with a bride from the time we meet her until she’s walking down the aisle, often a year later.

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What are some things that you recommend the brideto-be ask during the consultation? It is very important to make sure you realize that these sales are final. When we place your order with the factory, those workers do not care if you have changed your mind. They’ve cut your dress in the color and size you ordered, and we still have to pay for it. We had one bride order a dress six years ago, and she came in four years ago to pick it up. If we don’t hear from you for 90 days, your dress is gone — sold or donated. That bride eventually got married at the courthouse.

What are some of the options for preserving a wedding gown, and do brides still carry out this tradition? Yes, many do. Dry cleaners can preserve a bridal gown, but we offer that service as well. Bacio Bacio Bridal Salon is located in the Kobosko’s Crossing shopping plaza at 9160 Forest Hill Blvd. For info., call (561) 792-6111 or visit www.baciobacio.com.

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Traditions &TRENDS Are plans in motion for your big day? You are in luck! Although classic, ageless touches will never go out of style, today’s trends are definitely something to consider when planning the wedding of your dreams. There is so much to look forward to in 2019, from dramatic, over-the-top customized dance floors to personalized embroidered linens. Unique textures will also be a big element this upcoming season. Think outside the box and let your imagination run wild. It’s your day, and everything around you should reflect that. Instead of the same old thing, consider unique florals like dogwood for that soft bouquet feel. Use natural potted plants in place of traditional colored flowers, or perhaps long fern for your centerpieces. Muted, but colorful candles and décor will be popular this year, along with splashes of sparkle here and there. Personalized items always make guests feel special, and they are usually very budget friendly. The venue you choose will dictate many of your event fashion choices. Outdoor rustic has become a very popular choice. Destination weddings create lifetime memories for both you and your guests. Whether you are home or abroad, try to incorporate local customs from both sides of the family. This is sure to be a big hit with grandma, who sees her granddaughter in that beautiful white lace veil from Italy. Many couples are opting for small, more intimate bridal parties. Even when the night is done, bride and groom keep the party train going with an after party. This is where you can really let your hair down. We hope you choose a great blend of traditions and trends that help you capture every essence of the wedding you’ve been dreaming of!

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Dogwood Bouquets

Local Culture

Bridal bouquet styles have been everything from a one-stem rose, to the rich and colorful norm. In 2019, we’ll see many different varieties. This year, we choose to showcase dogwood blooms, which trends show will make a huge appearance this season.

Whether at home or abroad, one way to make a wedding feel entirely new is to embrace the culture of your heritages. Try a unique henna experience, have a Mariachi band or create a Buddha-inspired wedding ceremony. Embracing your culture is sure to create unity for family and friends.


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Trends are showing that a long line of bridesmaids and groomsmen will not be as popular in 2019. Many couples are leaning toward a more intimate, smaller group that includes a best man, maid of honor and a select family member or close friend.

Plain white place cards are being replaced by beautiful and personalized themed ones, which will be popping up at weddings across the nation this upcoming season. From personalized keepsakes that guests can treasure forever, to personalized gourmet cupcakes, plain paper will not be seen for miles at weddings in 2019.

Although rustic, outdoor weddings have been popular in recent years, 2019 will see even more of them, as this trend grows with couples across the spectrum from firsttime brides to renewing of vows and older couples alike. There is just something about bringing the wedding outdoors with that farmstyle, rustic backyard feel that seems so special. We are seeing trends of glammed-up rustic as well. Stay tuned, y’all!

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Textured Linens

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The buzz is “living bars” will be the hot item planners will be recommending as a unique focal point of the wedding. Fresh, straightfrom-the-garden, cut foliage will adorn many of the high-end, fancy finished bars using industrial metals and the natural foliage to create that unique touch to each venue’s living bar.

Many brides and their wedding planners are getting inspiration from the 2019 fashion runway for their linen selections. You will see that runners, napkins and table cloths will have a more finished, laser-cut style of linen in a variety of white and neutral tones this season.

For years, the only two options when considering wedding entertainment was either a live band or a DJ. Well, not anymore! Couples are finding some of the most unique ways to set their party apart, such as a Mariachi band, a singing wait staff, dueling piano players and much more.

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The days of wood-plank dance floors are a thing of the past. Standard dance floors are quickly being replaced by granite, marble and for outdoor rustic weddings, metals and steel. Most couples never gave the dance floor a second thought. Song selection was usually the big item to concentrate on, but now dance floors are one of the first items of interest when visiting a venue. After all, it is a focal point of the room.

Not to downplay the reception, but once you move through all of the scheduled, organized events of the wedding day, wouldn’t it be great to let your hair down, throw on your favorite outfit and head out on the town? Yes, the after party is becoming a larger part of the planning process, and couples are ecstatic to get to hang with some of their favorite people, even after the reception is over.

Candles or bows tied to chairs that line the aisle — pretty for way too long. Many planners are recommending turning your aisles into garden beds in 2019. This will be a big trend. Wrapping the pots in silk fabrics that coordinate with your wedding colors puts that special touch on this unique trend.

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Why Visiting A Lawyer Is Great Advice For Many Couples By Chris Levy

Attorney Anthony Barbuto of the Wellington-based Barbuto Law Firm P.A. runs a general practice that handles a variety of legal issues, including family law, general civil litigation and equestrian law, both here in the United States and in Italy, where he spends part of each year. With experience in the realm of family law, Barbuto provided important insight on the much-discussed topic of prenuptial agreements. “The topic of prenuptial agreements is taboo in a lot of households,” he explained. “For one, prenuptial agreements are against some religious faiths, and two, there is this misconception that marrying with a prenuptial agreement implies that the bonds of marriage are weak. Often, when I consult clients for a prenuptial agreement, one of the soon-to-be spouses is not happy, especially in first-time marriages of young couples. The classic criticism is, ‘Requiring me to sign a prenuptial agreement implies that you do not trust me, which is hurtful, and if you do not trust me, we should not be getting married.’ One of my jobs as a lawyer is to educate my clients about prenuptial agreements and to get them to the point where they feel good and confident about them.”

Anthony Barbuto’s practice includes family law, where he often works with prenuptial agreements.

Couples need to understand that divorce is always a reality, Barbuto said, and having a prenuptial agreement makes the process easier. “In Florida, it is relatively easy to get divorced,” he said. “Of course, there are amicable divorces when parties go through the process with reason, respect and consideration. But for many, divorces get ugly and bring out the worst of all involved during an expensive and stressful litigation period that can last years. The latter is what prenuptial agree-

ments are designed to avoid, whereas if a divorce occurs, there would be nothing to litigate, as the terms would have already been decided pre-marriage.” Prenuptial agreements give the parties the opportunity to agree on how property issues will be decided. “For example, if spouses accumulate assets during the marriage, or if spouses enter the marriage with assets, a prenuptial agreement will set forth how those assets will be distributed if a divorce occurs,” Barbuto said. “Prenupwellington the magazine | october 2018

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Why Visiting A Lawyer Is Great Advi tial agreements can also address other issues, including, but not limited to, alimony entitlements and inheritance rights. What couples must understand is that prenuptial agreements are negotiable, and they do not have to be prepared in a dictator-like fashion. It is recommended that both spouses have their own lawyer, and that the lawyers work together in achieving the clients’ goals.” Prenuptial agreements are more common with couples who already have significant assets. “I handle several prenuptial agreements each year, but my guess is that I probably handle more for clients who are getting married for the second time,” Barbuto said. “Getting married complicates things when assets have already been accumulated and when children are already involved, so a prenuptial agreement is not only encouraged

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dvice For Many Couples “Getting married complicates things when assets have already been accumulated and when children are already involved, so a prenuptial agreement is not only encouraged in these scenarios, but often the spouses mutually desire one,” Barbuto explained. in these scenarios, but often the spouses mutually desire one.” For first-time spouses, the process tends to be more emotional. “I think this is because of the stigma that prenuptial agreements have as a result of parties not fully understanding their significance,” Barbuto said. “I think if a soon-to-be spouse desires a prenuptial agreement, the best way to approach it with their significant other is by simply being truthful, and as early as possible before the anticipated wedding. Explain your concerns and your fears, and ask for understanding and cooperation.” So, should a trip to see an attorney be part of your pre-wedding checklist? “My recommendation for people interested in a prenuptial is to at least consult with a lawyer to discuss options,” Barbuto recommended. “All client circumstances are different. If people are already married but wish they entered into an agreement prior to the marriage, it is not too late, because a postnuptial agreement can be entered into addressing the same terms.” Barbuto is originally from New Jersey and relocated to Wellington in 2008. He later took over the practice of Ann Porath, who practiced law in Wellington from the 1980s until her retirement. “I have fantastic clients, and I am grateful to have them and to be able to assist them with their legal issues,” he said. In addition, Barbuto is also an accomplished blogger. His blog — www.

italianenthusiast.com — covers Italian culture and receives more than 15,000 views each month. In addition, he has approximately 100,000 followers on Facebook and about 20,000 on Instagram. “Even though I continue working as a lawyer for my Wellington clients while in Italy, and I make myself available for them 24/7, I spend approximately two months per year in Italy visiting different hotels, towns, events, restaurants, etc. Italians often invite me to Italy to write about their culture, so I can spread awareness to my American followers,” he explained. He is careful to make sure that his blogging interest does interfere with his obligations to his legal clients. “Over the years, I have developed an Italian clientele, so going to Italy allows me not only to blog, but also to meet with my Italian clients that I handled legal matters for,” he said. “I handle lawsuits and equestrian matters for several Italian clients.” Barbuto lives in Wellington with his wife, Rovena, who is originally from Albania, but grew up in Italy. They have been married three years and have two children — Leonardo, 2, and Sofia, 3 months. “I like the Wellington community and its residents,” he said. “It is the town I chose to raise my children. I think the community is safe, and I love the people.” To contact attorney Anthony Barbuto, visit www.barbutolaw.com or call (561) 798-2907.

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Lynda Reich Of Master Travel Helps Clients Explore The World Story by Chris Levy • Photos by Abner Pedraza

Lynda Reich of Master Travel and Cruises has been a Wellington fixture for three decades. In her 30 years as a travel agent, she or her clients have experienced it all. She works beside her husband, Michael, who handles all corporate travel, whereas she focuses on leisure travel. “Working together has been great,” she said. “We complement each other.” Lynda and Michael have been together 41 years and will be celebrating their 39th wedding anniversary in December. Their son, David, is a graduate of Forest Hill High School who currently resides in Melbourne. Their daughter, Allyson, now lives in Blackstone, Mass., with her children Madison and Jackson. Prior to moving to Florida, the couple lived on a farm in Medway, Mass., about an hour southwest of Boston. At the time, Michael was a special education counselor, but the couple soon opened a video rental store. “It was a great run,” Lynda said. “It was lots of fun. We loved going to work.” The two alternated shifts, with one running the store during the day and the other in the evenings. When it came time to plan their honeymoon, they were on a limited budget, but their experience with a local travel agent would change their lives forever. With the help of their agent, they were able to book a cruise to Bermuda and have the wedding celebration they dreamed of, but didn’t think they could afford. “The travel agent made it happen,” Lynda said. “Without her, we wouldn’t have had a honeymoon.” At the same time, a company named Blockbuster was beginning to expand, and they saw the writing on the wall. The experience with their own travel agent inspired them to get out of the video business and become travel agents. “I thought it was exciting,” Lynda re-

called. “What an exciting career it would be, and you get to travel a lot as well.” They were also making regular visits to Palm Beach County in the 1980s, both to visit Michael’s mother in Lake Worth and to attend polo matches in Wellington. “Polo is a great fun, Sunday thing to do,” Lynda said. “When we moved here, we were able to ride our bikes to the former polo fields.” Wellington has transformed dramatically in the 31 years they have lived here. “Wellington now has everything,” she said. “The growth has been tremendous. It has grown to be the perfect size. There’s very little reason to head north, south or east anymore. Anything you wanted, you had to go out of Wellington for. Everything is here now.” Master Travel and Cruises moved to their current Wellington location six years ago but will soon be moving to a new location — staying in Wellington, of course. “We love Wellington,” Lynda said. “Our clients are from Wellington, and it has made it easier for them.” It is not just Wellington that has transformed since the Reichs moved to the village. The travel industry has seen its fair share of changes as well — most notably in regard to the internet. “The internet has made people more aware of where they can go,” Lynda said. “And how easy it is for them to get there.” Despite the growth of internet travel sites, booking through a reputable travel agency, such as Master Travel and Cruises, offers certain perks and advantages that do-it-yourselfers cannot obtain. “We belong to the oldest and best group of travel agencies in the world,” she said of their affiliation with Travel-

savers and the Affluent Traveler Connection. “They negotiate specials for our clients. There are many value-added benefits for booking with us, including upgraded amenities and shipboard credits. We have great relationships with cruise lines.” The Reichs offer personalized service and carefully curate each trip for their clients. A customer recently came to Lynda with no destination in mind — just a budget. She put together a trip to California wine country that was not just memorable and within budget, but also unique and crafted just for them. South Africa remains her favorite destination. The safari she embarked on there is her favorite adventure in a lifetime of travel. She recommends that travelers to Africa go as part of a luxury tour that takes care of accommodation, baggage and some food. “You need an unlimited budget to go to Africa on your own,” Lynda said. “The most expensive travel I ever facilitated was a month in South Africa, Tanzania and Botswana.” wellington the magazine | october 2018 57


wellington | professional In addition to Africa, Italy has remained a popular tourist destination for clients of Master Travel and Cruises. However, another memorable destination is rising in popularity once again. “Hawaii is back on people’s radar,” she said. “No passport is required. There’s a lot to do. There’s adventure. And people perceive it as being safe. Safety is important.” Master Travel and Cruises’ clientele is split roughly 50/50 between land vacations and cruises. One type of vacation seeks to combine both and is seeing a boom at the moment. “River cruises are very hot right now,” Lynda said. “No seasickness. You stay in a different place each night, and the ship is your hotel.” Millennials are experiencing life quite differently than their parents’ and grandparents’ generation. Travel is no exception. “The generation today wants adventure,” she explained. “They want ziplin-

ing. They want white-water rafting. They have so much energy. They’re very active. They want to go wherever there’s going to be an adventure — something different.” Lynda has seen this vacationing trend affect the way young couples are taking their honeymoons. One of the most popular destinations might be a surprise. “Costa Rica,” she said. “There’s a beach. There’s mountains. There’s ziplining over trees with monkeys underneath.” Gone are the days of newlywed couples relaxing on a beach during their honeymoon, but some traditional locations such as Venice and Tahiti remain popular. “The sky’s the limit, depending on the budget and the desires of the couple,” Lynda said. “It’s their time to celebrate their wedding.” Destination weddings are becoming popular and make for memorable weddings, but she pointed out that booking a destination wedding or a honeymoon

through an agent can make for one less headache before the big day. “People are always getting married,” Lynda said. “Booking through us gives them one less thing to worry about. They have confidence behind experienced professionals. We make sure everything is perfect, and we’re someone they can contact if they’re not.” Master Cruises and Travel is currently located at 13833 Wellington Trace, Suite E13, in the Wellington Marketplace, but is soon relocating to the Wellington Professional Centre at 12161 Ken Adams Way, Suite 170. For more information, call (561) 798-0505 or visit www.mastertravel.net.

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When you meet someone as positive as Mae Loglisci, you can’t help but walk away feeling more positive, too. Talking with her about age is reminiscent of a conversation with a little kid who anticipates turning the corner on the next number. Loglisci is looking forward to her 84th birthday, which isn’t until next June. Yet she claims 84 years of age as if she’s already blown out the candles. “I feel good,” Loglisci said. “I hear so many people complaining. They should be so thankful that they’re here.” Loglisci constantly refers to herself as “blessed.” She uses it over and over again, but not in a trite way. Even when speaking of sorrowful times, the octogenarian is very positive. Her mother passed away far too young at age 42, leaving behind seven kids — three girls and four boys. Loglisci, the youngest, was only eight years old at the time. “It was very, very frightening,” she recalled. “I was very fortunate to have relatives down the road from us.” It was a different world back then. When someone in the family died, they were taken to the funeral home. Once the remains were prepared for burial, the deceased returned to the family home, where the family mourned with friends and neighbors. “I can never forget walking into the house and [seeing] my mom in the coffin. It upset me. It took a long time for me to get over it,” Loglisci said. “It was a frightening experience.” Of the seven children, Loglisci is one of only three still living. Four of her siblings passed away when they were still fairly young, two after battles with cancer. Loglisci herself faced breast cancer in 2004, but she is cancer-free today having completed chemotherapy and radiation treatments. 60

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“I am so blessed and fortunate to be around at my age,” Loglisci said. “I don’t know how I am so fortunate. Maybe it’s my faith in God that I have and praying all the time. I am just so blessed to be here at my age, after my siblings were gone in their 60s. You know, when you hear the word cancer, the floor just sort of pulls out from under you. You ask, ‘Can I survive this? What stage am I? How am I going to go through everything?’ But you know, you do. Like I always say, with God in your life, you always have protection.” Loglisci’s husband and children were a constant encouragement when she was fighting breast cancer. Loglisci met her husband Tom on a blind date. She remembers having to be home by 11 p.m. Her father was fairly strict and would be expecting her. She and her sisters knew to hurry to the door after a date before the porch light began flickering on and off. At first, she wasn’t crazy about the man her sister had set her up with, but that’s a moot point now. She was 19 years old when she agreed to that first date. Tom, who was 24 years old, had just returned from the service. “I didn’t care for him at first, but then all of a sudden he grew on me, and believe it or not, we got engaged after a year, then got married the following year, and that’s history,” Loglisci said. The fact that they married at a young age, coupled with their age difference, is something that Loglisci finds herself contemplating as she considers marriages today. “I am wondering if this is

what has kept some of the older people together so long,” Loglisci said. The Logliscis raised three children, a boy and two girls, and will celebrate their 61st wedding anniversary on Oct. 5. Loglisci loved being a mother to her three children. She always wanted to be sure they were well cared for, and she remained a stay-at-home mom for many years. It was at this time that she began volunteering regularly, taking a page from her father’s book. He volunteered right up until age 92. “He always felt rewarded when he came home, that he’d done something good,” Loglisci said of her father’s volunteer work. “I think that is what grew on me, and I do feel rewarded when I feel like I am helping someone.” Loglisci volunteered for many of the clubs and events that surrounded her children. Once the children were out of the house, she continued to volunteer. To this day, volunteering is Loglisci’s passion and pastime. She’s the corresponding secretary for the Wellington Seniors Club. This involves writing and sending letters and cards to members who are sick or in the hospital, or sympathy cards when needed. “We have 780 members. Being a senior, someone is in the hospital at one time or the other, or there are deaths in the family, so I send them out cards,” Loglisci said. Loglisci has been a volunteer with the organization for 18 years and has served on the board for nine years. She is considering stepping down when her term is up. “At this stage of the game, it’s time for me to pass the baton on to someone else,” she said. “I’ve been in this position for nine years, so it’s time for someone else to take over.” Loglisci is also an active volunteer


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Realtor Kathy Lebrecht Brings More Than 15 Years Of Local Experience Story by Matthew Auerbach • Photo by Abner Pedraza

Kathy Lebrecht of the Rucco Group at Re/Max Direct spent her childhood in the suburbs of New York City before leaving the northeast behind to begin life anew in South Florida. “My family moved to Broward County from Long Island when I was eight,” she recalled. “I am one of nine children. I am very family-oriented; that is what makes being a Realtor special to me. I get to work with families.” As a resident of the area for more than four decades, Lebrecht has watched South Florida grow from a handful of sleepy beach communities into a major metropolitan area. “Witnessing this transformation has provided me with a deeper insight into our unique culture and vast knowledge of the many neighborhoods that make up Palm Beach County,” Lebrecht said. Lebrecht moved to Wellington with her husband and three children in 2002, the same year that she began her real estate career. She considers both moves among the best decisions she has ever made. “With 11 years in finance, I was well equipped to assist buyers and sellers with the largest financial transactions of their lives,” she said. “Starting at the original Re/Max in Wellington, I was deeply involved in the high level of development at that time, specializing in new construction in the Isles at Wellington and Versailles. Wellington has provided me with a plethora of opportunities, not just to develop my career but to raise my children.” She enjoys the overall “vibe” of the village. “Wellington is a very close-knit community and does not have the same impersonal feel that is found in the big cities,” Lebrecht said. She believes that the quality of the local educational system is also a big attraction for would-be residents. “From kindergarten to high school, I cannot say enough about the education that my three children have received here,” Lebrecht said. “My oldest daughter loved attending school in Wellington, so much that she is now teaching third grade reading here. With so much experience in our school system, I enjoy pointing out to buyers the ins and outs of the schools in our various neighborhoods.” In 2016, Lebrecht made a move within her company that took her game to a higher level. “In order to fully realize the potential of our flourishing

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Dr. Sy Woon Brings Her Passion For Animals To All Paws Animal Clinic Story by M. Dennis Taylor • Photo by Abner Pedraza

Dr. Sy Woon, the newest doctor at All Paws Animal Clinic, brings her life-long passion for working with animals all the way from her original home, down under in Australia — complete with the great accent. “I am Australian, of Malaysian-Chinese descent,” Woon said. “I graduated with my veterinarian degree from the University of Sydney in 2014, which is accredited in the United States.” Woon also received certification in this country by passing the state licensing exam and a rigorous board examination. “It is a seven-hour test and that ensures I am knowledgeable in all aspects of veterinary medicine and surgery,” she explained. Just starting work at the clinic about a month ago, Woon is new to the western communities, having moved to South Florida three years ago. “I’m loving it [here], although I have been working so much that I have only seen a bit of it,” she said. “I’m looking forward to getting to know the area. It has everything I need in a community.” Since opening 17 years ago, All Paws Animal Clinic has developed into a wellrespected veterinary hospital serving the western communities. With a mission statement dedicated to providing “quality care with compassion for your best friend,” the facility provides the latest in medical diagnostics and surgery with warmth and dedication. Dr. Patricia Forsythe, medical director at All Paws, has been a veterinarian since 1985 and is a member of the Florida Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association. “Everyone on Dr. Patty’s team [as Forsythe prefers to be called] has been so welcoming. A bouquet of flowers greeted me on my desk the first day,” Woon said. All Paws provides an excellent, mod-

ern medical and surgical services facility with everything required to deliver the best quality veterinary treatment. “The practice has a big-family feel, and everyone is so dedicated and loves animals,” Woon said. “The clients and patients are just great.” Most recently, Woon was the medical director at the nonprofit Justin Bartlett Animal Hospital. She feels that she has found a home with the best fit at All Paws. “It really aligns with my values,” Woon explained. Woon’s passionate views about the welfare of animals is one reason that she is also the state representative for the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association. Working with her favorite category of pets, small animals, Woon said, “I am a dog and cat person,” explaining that she has a special interest in dermatology, dentistry and behavior. “Dental disease is one of the most common issues with pets,” she explained. “They don’t have a self-cleaning mechanism, and dental disease can affect the important organs — the heart, liver and kidneys.” Dermatology is another important issue in our area. “Florida is the perfect breeding environment for yeast and bacterial infections,” Woon said. “Many of the different plants and trees here can cause allergies that affect the skin. Just because you can’t see anything doesn’t mean it is not there.” Woon explained that it is usually the odor and the fact that the animal is constantly scratching that alerts pet owners to a dermatological problem. “There

are plenty of medications developed in the past five years that can help make your dogs and cats happier,” she said. Both dental and dermatological issues can be combated with annual visits to the veterinarian. “Prevention is better than treatment,” Woon stressed. Woon also works to modify behavior in dogs. “Behavior is the biggest reason pets are surrendered,” Woon said. “A ‘bad dog’ is exhibiting learned behavior, and there are many ways to address and train-out the established behavior. Any dog can be a good dog.” Woon enjoys being the newest member of the All Paws family. “I really enjoy working with these great animals… I am proud to share the compassion for the patients,” she said with a distinct accent on caring. All Paws Animal Clinic is located at 1011 N. State Road 7 in Royal Palm Beach. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call (561) 790-9225 or visit www.allpawsanimal.com. wellington the magazine | october 2018

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Living Room: The open plan of the home allows both residents and guests Seating Area: The living room is open enough to accommodate to move freely throughout the foyer and gallery to the step-down formal living several seating areas and opens onto the generous back lanai room. The fireplace adds an element of coziness. with its tongue-and-groove pecky cypress ceiling.

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Cooler temperatures are coming, and that means spending more time outdoors in the backyard, relaxing on the pool deck or entertaining on the patio. This recently revamped Mediterranean style two-story home in the Golf Brook neighborhood of Palm Beach Polo features a show-stopping pool area, and also boasts five bedrooms with en suite baths for a total of six-and-a-half baths. This amazing home also features a custom staircase and railing, marble and wide-plank wood flooring throughout, no-drapery window treatments, hurricane impact glass, an alarm system, security cameras, a whole house generator, a two-car garage with wood doors and wood-burning fireplaces both inside and out.

Pool Deck: A sparkling saltwater pool and spa, expansive covered lanai with retractable screening and a separate outdoor kitchen stand at the ready to host spectacular backyard gatherings. Color-filled planters and lush tropical landscaping imbue a sense of privacy, while the view from the upstairs balcony offers another way to enjoy the space.

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Bedroom: Step out of bed and greet the morning with a smile on your face when you venture out onto this northeast-facing balcony. Master Bath: This wood-look, tile-floored “his” bathroom connects to “hers” through a roomy shower, then it’s on to the master bedroom’s custom closet. Bedroom: This downstairs en suite guest bedroom features a bumped-out seating area and lots of natural light. Soaking Tub: The “hers” bath features a Roman soaking tub and built-in TV. Front Elevation: The arched double doors of the front entry are framed by bougainvillea, making this home beautiful by day and, thanks to well-placed landscape lighting, somewhat mysterious by night.

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Dive In To ‘Asian Cajun’ Seafood At New Submarine Crab

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Story and Photos by Melanie Kopacz

“Asian Cajun” is taking seafood to a whole new level at Submarine Crab, a new eatery located in the Pointe at Wellington Green. Owner Tai Le is fusing his Vietnamese roots with Louisiana-style seasoning, hoping to make a big splash in the Wellington area. It’s his second South Florida location of Submarine Crab. “This type of food has been around for 10 years. It started out in California, which is where I’m from,” Le said. “Because I go back and forth, and we live here, we always noticed the real lack of flavorful seafood, because the traditional model for seafood is, you boil the seafood, steam it and dip it in butter. For us, it’s just not flavorful. So, that’s where this type of concept came about.” The Cajun seasoning and the sauce are what make all the difference, Le explained. “Typically, in Louisiana-style

seafood, you hear of seafood boils. We do that as a first process, and we can serve it that way like Louisiana, but we sauté it first in our sauces. It’s really our sauces that differentiate us versus what traditional seafood is,” he said. Everything is made with a blend of garlic butter and a variety of seasonings, all at different spice levels. The torpedo sauce is hugely popular. “Our lemon pepper, our classic Cajun, our torpedo sauces are all Cajunbased sauces,” Le said. “It does have cayenne in it, so it does have a little bit of spice. Those three sauces come standard as mild, and then we can spice it accordingly.” The seafood takes center stage. Al-

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ways live, never frozen. “Our most popular items would be our shrimp, as well as our snow crab,” Le said. The crawfish at Submarine Crab comes from Louisiana during season, which runs from December to about July. When crawfish season ends, they get it from a farm in California. “Because we are Louisiana-style and Cajun-based, crawfish is something that we really focus on. There’s not a lot of places that do crawfish,” Le said, adding that fresh crawfish tastes much betCo-owner Tony Nguyen in the kitchen pouring a batch of freshly boiled crawfish.

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(L-R) A shrimp po’ boy served with cabbage, tomato, Cajun fries and remoulade sauce; Ocean Fog specialty drinks, Captain Andy’s strawberry flavored (left) and Mermaid passion fruit flavored (right); and the Seafood Combo is offered in different varieties. Choices include lobster tails, king crab, Dungeness crab, mussels, clams, shrimp, crawfish, hard-boiled eggs, corn and potatoes.

ter than frozen. “If we can’t get it fresh, we don’t offer it.” Food is served up family style with three combo meals to choose from, with samples of all the different offerings, designed to suit any seafood lover’s palate. All come with a choice of clams or mussels. Combo number one also includes shrimp, crawfish or both. Combo two includes shrimp or crawfish, as well as a choice of lobster tails, Dungeness crab, snow crab or king crab. Combo number three — the biggest of the combos — comes with a little bit of everything, including two pounds of snow crab legs. “Typically, a customer will eat one

pound of seafood. Combo one or two are three pounds. That will feed two to four people. Combo three could feed a family of four,” Le said. All combos include sausages, corn, potatoes, hard-boiled eggs and bread. “It’s a good counter between the sweetness of the corn and the savory sauces,” he explained. You won’t see a “market value” on the menu. All seafood is priced. “We want to offer a very fair price for what we do. Although the price of seafood continually goes up, we’ve absorbed a lot of the price increase, because we want to be sure that we’re offering a reasonable price,” Le said.

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better texture because it’s crunchier. With our po’ boys, it’s all about our sauces,” Le said. “Sauce is everything.” To wash it all down, there are “Ocean Fog” specialty drinks that come complete with a foggy effect. They’re a fusion of Asian green tea mixed with flavorful jellies and basil seeds for texture. Dry ice is added to give it a fog mist. Teas come in three flavors: the Mermaid, a passion fruit; Captain Andy’s, a

strawberry green tea; and the Seahorse, which is mango flavored. There’s even a soapy treat for your hands when you’re done digging in. “We developed a whole hand wash to remove the garlic smell,” Le explained. “Instead of using a wet nap, you use suds to wash your hands, and the fragrance helps to remove the garlic smell.” Le’s first Florida location is in Pembroke Pines. His location in Wellington

opened Aug. 1 and already has quite a following. This is the fourth location in all, including two in California. The 80-seat restaurant offers eat-in or take-out, where the food to go is triple-bagged to prevent breakage. Originally a pre-med student, Le and his business partner, a chemistry major, stumbled into the restaurant biz. Something that he feels is working out well. “For us, whatever we do, we really pour our energy into it, to make sure it’s successful,” he said, adding that they strive to regularly get feedback, and tailor the menu to meet customers’ needs. Submarine Crab is located at 10140 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 170, in the Pointe at Wellington Green. Hours are Monday through Friday from 3 to 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 10 p.m. For more information, call (561) 355-0533 or visit www.submarinecrab.net.

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wellington | dining guide Arrabiatas Italian Restaurant serves up traditional Italian cuisine. The restaurant is in Aberdeen Plaza at 8260 Jog Road. For more info., call (561) 336-3862 or visit www.arrabiatas.net. Aroma Indian Cuisine, located at 730 Village Blvd. in West Palm Beach, serves delicious Indian food seven days a week, including a buffet lunch and dinner. For more info., call (561) 619-6437 or visit www. aromawestpalmbeach.com. Backstreets Neighborhood Bar & Grill is located in the Wellington Plaza at 12771 W. Forest Hill Blvd. For more info., call (561) 795-0100. Casa Tequila, a restaurant featuring delicious Mexican cuisine, is located in the Wellington Plaza at 12795 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 11A. For more info., call (561) 557-1378 or visit www.casatequilafl.com. Catania Italian Restaurant is in the Marketplace at Wycliffe at 4115 S. State Road 7. Hours are 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, staying open until 11 p.m. on weekends. On Sundays, doors open at 2 p.m. For more info., call (561) 355-5900. Centanni Italian Restaurant is located in Wellington’s Village Walk community at 2540 Village Walk Circle. Catering is available. Call (561) 642-8700 for more info. 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 Plaza at the intersection of Forest Hill Blvd. and Wellington Trace. For more info., call (561) 793-0675. Glazed & Confused Eatery is not just a donut shop. Aside from delicious donuts, it also serves a full menu for breakfast and lunch. It is located at 2803 State Road 7, Suite 300. For info., call (561) 847-4346 or visit www.glazedandconfusedeatery.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. JoJo’s Raw Bar & Grill (13889 Wellington Trace in the Wellington Marketplace) features steaks, burgers, fresh fish and more, along with a bar stocked with 100 different beers. For info., call (561) 427-1997. Kabuki has brought its affordable and delicious Japanese and Thai cuisine to Wellington. The restaurant is located at 2465 S. State Road 7, Suite 100, in Wellington. For more information, visit www.kabukiwpb. com or call (561) 323-4888. Kaluz Restaurant, an upscale dining experience serving New American cuisine, recently opened in Wellington. Kaluz is located at 2025 Wellington Green Drive just off Forest Hill Blvd. For more info., call (561) 784-5500 or visit www.kaluzrestaurant.com. Experience the tastes of the world atop a burger at Lindburgers Restaurant in the Wellington Courtyard Shops at 13860 Wellington Trace. For info., call (561) 753-0555 or visit www.lindburgers.com. Enjoy great Mexican food in a friendly atmosphere at Los Agaves Mexican Restaurant, located 1179 Royal Palm Beach Blvd. in the Village Royale shopping plaza, open for lunch and dinner daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more info., call (561) 798-1229. 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. Paradise Indian Cuisine serves authentic Indian food for lunch and dinner, including an all-you-caneat lunch buffet. It is located at 7667 Lake Worth Road. For more information, call (561) 812-3958 or visit www.flbiryani.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. Strathmore Bagels & Deli is a New York-style deli serving everything from smoked fish to corned beef. It is located in the Marketplace at Wycliffe at 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. Tokyo Bay Buffet, located at 165 S. State Road 7 in Royal Palm Beach, raises the Asian buffet dining concept to a whole new level with a large sushi bar and a tasty hibachi grill. For info., call (561) 753-5566. Drop by the award-winning TooJay’s Original Gourmet Deli at its new location in Wellington Green Square near Whole Foods Market for breakfast, lunch or dinner. For more info., call (561) 7849055 or visit www.toojays.com. Tree’s Wings & Ribs is located at 603 Royal Palm Beach Blvd. in the Royal Plaza. Eat in or take out wings, ribs, chicken and more. Visit www.treeswings andribs.com or call (561) 791-1535 for more info. Twisted Tsunami features house-made favorites. The deli meats are always fresh, and bread and cookies are baked fresh daily. Twisted Tsunami is located at 109 S. State Road 7. For more info., call (561) 3332333 or visit www.twistedtsunami.com. Located in the original Wellington Mall, Wellington Trace Tavern serves up American-style cuisine with a wonderful ambiance. For more info., call (561) 4691109 or visit www.wttavern.com.

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wellington | calendar Monday, Oct. 1 • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host its Chess Club on Mondays, Oct. 1, 15, 22 and 29 at 6 p.m. Basic game knowledge is required. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register. • The Women of Note a cappella chorus will perform a free concert on Monday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. at Palm Beach Central High School in Wellington in preparation for the Sweet Adelines International Harmony Classic. Visit www.womenofnote.com or call (877) 966-7464 for more info. Tuesday, Oct. 2 • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Watercolor Web Art for ages 5 to 12 on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 3 p.m. Create a colorful spider web using watercolor paints. Call (561) 790-6070 for info. • Audubon of the Everglades will hold its monthly meeting and lecture “Ecology of the South Florida Burrowing Owl” by Dr. Brian K. Mealey of the Institute of Wildlife Sciences on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. Visit www.auduboneverglades.org for more info. Wednesday, Oct. 3 • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host its Tween Advisory Club for ages 10 to 12 on Wednesdays, Oct. 3 and Oct. 10 at 2:30 p.m. Brainstorm and develop the kinds of activities you want. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Supernatural Survival Trivia for ages 12 to 17 on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. Which team will be the last group standing? Snacks will be provided. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info. Thursday, Oct. 4 • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Too Good for ages 5 to 12 on Thursdays, Oct. 4 and Oct. 11 at 2:30 p.m. Join Dr. Susan Klarich with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office for afterschool activities. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info. • The Wellington Amphitheater will host a free

concert by the Goodnicks, along with a food truck invasion, on Thursday, Oct. 4 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Visit www.wellingtonfl.gov for more info. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host a Writers’ Critique Workshop for adults on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m. Share, offer and accept constructive criticism to improve your fiction, nonfiction and poetry in a supportive atmosphere. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register. Friday, Oct. 5 • The South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center will host the West Palm Beach Antiques Festival from Friday, Oct. 5 through Sunday, Oct. 7. Visit www.wpbaf.com for more info. • The Village of Royal Palm Beach will host a Latin Night Concert in the Park celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month on Friday, Oct. 5 at Royal Palm Beach Commons Park (11600 Poinciana Blvd.) from 5 to 9 p.m. Musical entertainment by Mikey’s Hot Swing Latin Band will start at 7 p.m. There will be food trucks to enjoy. For more info., call (561) 753-1232. • The Wellington Amphitheater will host a free screening of the movie Black Panther on Friday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. Visit www.wellingtonfl.gov for info. • Ghost Tours: An Evening In The Dark will take place Friday, Oct. 5 and Friday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. at Yesteryear Village. For info., call (561) 790-5232 or e-mail yyv@southfloridafair.com. Saturday, Oct. 6 • The Intergalactic Bead & Jewelry Show will be at the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center on Saturday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct. 7. For more info., visit www.beadshows.com. • Audubon of the Everglades will walk in Stormwater Treatment Area 1E in Wellington on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 7 a.m. to noon. For more info., e-mail fieldtrips@auduboneverglades.org, call (508) 2960238 or visit www.auduboneverglades.org. • The Palm Beach County Chapter of the Rare Fruit Council International will host its annual Tropical Fruit Tree & Edible Plant Sale on Saturday, Oct.

6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South Florida Fairgrounds. Tropical fruit tree and edible plant sale vendors will offer a wide variety of delicious fruit trees. Visit www.pbrarefruitcouncil.org for more info. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Moon Sand for ages 5 to 12 on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. Create your own batch of moon sand and stay for open-ended play. Dress to get messy. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info. • The Knights of Columbus Council #8419 and the St. Rita Church Council of Catholic Women will host a Sock Hop Dance & Party on Saturday, Oct. 6 in the St. Rita Parish Hall (13645 Paddock Drive, Wellington) from 6 to 10 p.m. The cost is $20 per person and includes the DJ with pizza and snacks. Beer, wine and soft drinks are available for a donation. Guests are asked to bring appetizers to share. To RSVP, call John Fierfelder at (561) 846-1821. • The Royal Palm Beach Writers Group will present an evening of poetry, prose, music and art on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Village Music & Café (10410 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington). Hosted by John Rifenberg, the proceeds will benefit the Mary Rubloff YWCA Harmony House, a shelter for victims of domestic violence. For more info., e-mail Rifenberg at rifencooper@gmail. com. • The Wellington Amphitheater will host a free Led Zeppelin tribute concert by Pure Zeppelin on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Visit www.wellingtonfl.gov for more info. Sunday, Oct. 7 • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Beary Good Stories for ages 2 to 6 on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 3 p.m. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info. Tuesday, Oct. 9 • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Brush, Ink & Chinese Calligraphy for adults on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 2:30 p.m. Experiment with a new art form from China’s four treasures of study: brush, ink, paper and inkstone. Materials will be provided. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register.

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wellington | calendar • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Board Game Bonanza for ages 5 to 12 on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 3 p.m. Play Wii U and board games with your friends. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info. • The Wellington Village Council will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Wellington Municipal Complex. Visit www.wellingtonfl.gov for more info. Wednesday, Oct. 10 • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host STEM Club: Plastic Egg Parachutes for ages 5 to 12 on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 3 p.m. Be an innovator and construct a parachute for your plastic egg’s safe landing. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host a Teen Takeover for ages 12 to 17 on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. Enjoy Wii games, board games and more. Bring a friend or make new ones. Snacks will be provided. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info. Thursday, Oct. 11 • Fright Nights will return to the South Florida Fairgrounds from Thursday, Oct. 11 through Saturday, Oct. 27. For info., visit www.myfrightnights.com. • The Wellington Amphitheater will host a free concert by Leather & Lace, along with a food truck invasion, on Thursday, Oct. 11 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Visit www.wellingtonfl.gov for more info. Friday, Oct. 12 • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Haunted House for ages 5 and up on Friday, Oct. 12 at 3 p.m. Bats, spiders and witches — are you brave enough to face the creatures in this haunted house? Call (561) 790-6070 for more info. Saturday, Oct. 13 • Buckler’s Craft Fair will be at the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center on Saturday, Oct. 13 and Sunday, Oct. 14. For more information, visit www. bucklercraftfair.com. • Wellington will hold a Lakeside Family Fun Day on Lake Wellington, located behind the Wellington

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Wednesday, Oct. 17 • The Wellington Chamber of Commerce will host Speed Networking on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. at the Wanderers Club. For more info., call (561) 792-6525 or visit www.wellingtonchamber.com. • The Palm Beach County College & Career Fair will be at the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center on Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. For more info., visit www.palmbeachschools.org. • Shulamit Hadassah will host an art auction on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. at the home of Felice Krebs. Call (561) 301-8493 to RSVP, or for more info. Thursday, Oct. 18 • The Village of Wellington will host a Senior Health Fair on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wellington Community Center. Local businesses will provide educational information, free health screenings, door prizes and light refreshments. Call (561) 753-2476 for more info. • The Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce will host an economic luncheon on Workforce Readiness on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 11:30 a.m. at the West Palm Beach Marriott (1001 Okeechobee Blvd.) featuring Mark Wilson of the Florida Chamber of Commerce. Call (561) 790-6200 to RSVP. • The Wellington Amphitheater will host a free Eric Clapton tribute concert by Forever Eric, along with a food truck invasion, on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Visit www.wellingtonfl.gov for info. Friday, Oct. 19 • Spookyville, an old-fashioned Halloween celebration, will be at Yesteryear Village from Friday, Oct. 19 through Wednesday, Oct. 31. For more info., visit www.southfloridafair.com. • Audubon of the Everglades will walk in Wellington’s Peaceful Waters Sanctuary (11700 Pierson Road) on Friday, Oct. 19 at 8:30 a.m. For more info., e-mail fieldtrips@auduboneverglades.org, call (508) 296-0238 or visit www.auduboneverglades.org. • Wellington Cares will host its annual luncheon on Friday, Oct. 19 at 11 a.m. at the Wanderers Club.


wellington | calendar Wellington Cares is a nonprofit helping seniors age in place. For info., visit www.wellingtoncaresorg.com. • The Wellington Amphitheater will host a free screening of the movie Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation on Friday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. For info., visit www.wellingtonfl.gov.

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Saturday, Oct. 20 • The Green Market at Wellington will open for the season on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. near the Wellington Amphitheater. For more info., visit www.greenmarketatwellington.com. • Bring your dogs and watch as they make a splash at Waggin’ at the Waterpark on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to 1:50 p.m. in 50-minute sessions by size of the dog at Calypso Bay Waterpark in Royal Palm Beach. Learn more at www.pbcsplash.com. • The St. David’s in the Pines Episcopal Church Women will host its Fall Luncheon/Fashion Show on Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Breakers West Country Club at 11:30 a.m. Fashions will be provided by Steinmart. Tickets are $45. RSVP to Linda McKeown at (561) 254-3902 or llmckeown51@comcast.net. • The Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce will host its “Small Business Palooza” on Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Mall at Wellington Green from noon to 4 p.m. This will be a collective exposition of some of the small businesses that keep the community thriving. For info., visit www.cpbchamber. com, or call (561) 790-6200. • Bracelets are on sale for the annual Wellington Fall Festival, which will take place Saturday, Oct. 20 from 3 to 10 p.m. at Village Park (11700 Pierson Road). For more info., call (561) 753-2484 or visit www.wellingtonfl.gov/fallfestival. For sponsorship and vendor opportunities, call (561) 791-4082. Tuesday, Oct. 23 • The Wellington Village Council will meet Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Wellington Municipal Complex. Visit www.wellingtonfl.gov for more info. Wednesday, Oct. 24 • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host a Read Together Palm Beach County Book Discussion on Best. State. Ever.: A Florida Man Defends His Homeland by Dave Barry on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m. Borrow a copy and attend a lively discussion. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register. • The Wellington Chamber of Commerce will host Ghost Hunting & Cocktails on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Riddle House at Yesteryear Village. For more info., call (561) 792-6525. Thursday, Oct. 25 • Wellington Regional Medical Center will present Dr. Ross Cohen on “When Is It Time To See A Urologist?” Learn about common ailments, symptoms and treatment options on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 11:30 a.m. at the Wellington Community Center. Lunch will be provided. Call (561) 791-4796 to RSVP. • The Wellington Amphitheater will host a free Neil Diamond tribute concert by Neil Zirconia, along with a food truck invasion, on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Visit www.wellingtonfl.gov for info. Friday, Oct. 26 • The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts will present comedian Jerry Seinfeld on Friday, Oct. 26 at 7 and 9:30 p.m. For info., visit www.kravis.org. Saturday, Oct. 27 • Repticon’s West Palm Beach Reptile & Exotic Animal Show will be at the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center on Saturday, Oct. 27 and Sunday, Oct. 28. For more info., visit www.repticon.com. • The Green Market at Wellington will be open on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. near the Wellington Amphitheater. For more info., visit www. greenmarketatwellington.com. Wednesday, Oct. 31 • Bring your little ones dressed up in their most fun or ghoulish outfits to Trick-or-Treat for Free inside the Mall at Wellington Green (10300 W. Forest Hill Blvd.) on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Learn more at www.shopwellingtongreen.com.

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