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NEW WCF SCHOLARSHIP HONORS KEN AND ARLE ADAMS The Wellington Community Foundation is going to ensure that the legacy of Wellington pioneers Ken and Arle Adams lives on by naming the foundation’s first scholarship program the “Ken and Arle Adams Scholarship” in honor of all this amazing couple has contributed to the village.





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The U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs is among the most difficult schools in the nation to get into. Having three recruits selected from the same community in one year is almost unheard of, but that is exactly what happened with Wyatt Boswell, Mikey Garofalo and Zack Beatty of Wellington. By Deborah Welky This month, Wellington The Magazine presents “A Salute To Our Heroes” honoring the many first responders and veterans who serve our community with dedication. Included are profiles of U.S. Air Force Veteran Al Ziker, Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue Capt. Bob Dawson, EMS Capt. Tom Dalman and Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Detective Daniel Delia. By M. Dennis Taylor

WELLINGTON ROTARY 5K TO HONOR FIRST RESPONDERS Each September, our country is reminded of the devastation that changed our world forever on 9/11. As a way of remembering all the first responders of 9/11, as well as honor those who protect us daily here in Palm Beach County, the Rotary Club of Wellington is calling for runners and walkers of all ages to take part in the inaugural “Race for the Red and Blue First Responders 5K” on Saturday, Sept. 8. By Melanie Kopacz

MEET SENIOR COMMITTEE CHAIR DR. VERONICA MCCUE Retired educator Dr. Veronica McCue, this month’s Wellington Senior profile, has been a champion for children and students all of her life. Now, this Wellington hometown hero is putting her talents toward helping her fellow senior citizens in the community as the new chair of Wellington’s Senior Advisory Committee. By Deborah Welky


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WELLINGTON SOCIAL SCENE Wellington Holds Graduation Ceremony For Summer SWAG Interns Village Of Wellington Holds Back-To-School Community Block Party Dance Arts Broadway Stars Stage ‘Legally Blonde’ At WHS Theater Palms West Hospital Holds Meet-And-Greet With CEO Josh DeTillio





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Wellington Home this month visits a custom-built Sugar Pond Manor home that features plenty of space. The home, located on a quarter acre, features an exquisitely maintained yard and extra-long views of the lake. Vaulted ceilings with skylights let plenty of light into the four-bedroom abode. By Deborah Welky La Fogata Mexican Cuisine has been serving up authentic Mexican dishes and drinks to Wellington locals since 2004. The restaurant is family owned and operated, as owners Nicole Guarino and Pedro Nevares entrust their sister, Cristina Guarino, to manage the business, and niece Silvana Peters to run the bar and serve customers. By Dani Salgueiro


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ON THE COVER United States Air Force veteran and Wellington pioneer Ken Adams was recently honored by the Wellington Community Foundation, which will name its first scholarship program in honor of Adams and his late wife Arle. PHOTO BY JILL BENJAMIN

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A Special Salute To Our Dedicated First Responders Our Wellington — a September tradition here at Wellington The Magazine — returns this month with “A Salute To Our Heroes,” which we have put together to honor the many first responders and veterans who serve our community with dedication. Profiled in this very special Our Wellington salute are veteran Al Ziker, firefighter Capt. Bob Dawson, EMS Capt. Tom Dalman and Daniel Delia, a detective with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. We are not the only people honoring Wellington’s amazing first responders this month. Honoring those who protect us daily here in Palm Beach County, the Rotary Club of Wellington is calling on runners and walkers of all ages to take part in the inaugural “Race for the Red and Blue First Responders 5K” on Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Wellington Amphitheater. You can learn more about the event in this issue. On our cover is longtime Wellington pioneer Ken Adams. Aside from being a proud U.S. Air Force veteran, Ken and his late wife Arle were key people in the early development of our community. To honor their legacy, the Wellington Community Foundation has named its first scholarship program the “Ken and Arle Adams Scholarship.” Meanwhile, the next generation of Wellington heroes is already on the horizon. The U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs is among the most selective schools in the nation. Most candidates who apply don’t get in, and having three recruits selected from the same community in one year is almost unheard of — but that is exactly what happened with Wyatt Boswell, Mikey Garofalo and Zack Beatty. We profile this outstanding Wellington trio in this month’s issue. Our Wellington Professional profile this month features attorney Bill Maguire, a 25-year Wellington resident who specializes in wealth planning and civil law. Our Wellington Senior series continues with a focus on Dr. Veronica McCue. After a lifetime in the education field, she is now putting her talents toward helping her fellow senior citizens in the community as the new chair of Wellington’s Senior Advisory Committee. Wellington Real Estate chats with Mary Schiltz of ERA Home Run Real Estate, an “old school” Realtor who enjoys finding clients their new homes. Wellington Health visits New Radiance Cosmetic Center, which opened its new Wellington facility in March. Owner James Dorsey has found strong support in the market from clients seeking to “turn back time.” Wellington Home stops by a custom-built waterfront home, located on a quarter acre in the Sugar Pond Manor neighborhood, featuring an exquisitely maintained yard and extra-long views of the lake. Finally, Wellington Table samples the delicious and authentic Mexican cuisine at La Fogata, which has been serving Wellington locals since 2004. We shall return in October with our annual Palm Beach Brides issue, highlighting all of the latest wedding trends. As we look toward the exciting winter season, we are also hard at work on our Equestrian Season Preview issue publishing in November. Until then, we hope you are all enjoying an amazing autumn in Our Wellington.

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Wellington Holds Graduation Ceremony For Summer SWAG Interns

(Left to right) Valentina Tovar with Mayor Anne Gerwig; Noah Gordon with kids that she worked with when she interned for the Kids Cancer Foundation; Wellington The Magazine intern Maria Vigoya receives her certificate; and Jake Moretz with Mayor Anne Gerwig.

The Village of Wellington held a graduation ceremony on Tuesday, Aug. 7 for Students Working to Achieve Greatness (SWAG), a summer program for students recruited from Wellington and Palm Beach Central high schools. SWAG gives students the opportunity to have a paid, 8-week internship during the summer in order to provide the students with important life skills. The graduation was to celebrate the students finishing their internships.

(Left to right) Sky Walton and Lisa Acevedo; Angel Munoz interned at Wellington Regional Medical Center; Madison Gay receiving her graduation certificate; and all the graduates with their certificates join with SWAG program sponsors.

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Village Of Wellington Holds Back-To-School Community Block Party

(Left to right) Wellington Councilman John McGovern, Councilman Michael Napoleone, Tom Wenham of the Wellington Community Foundation, Kelle Enriquez from Back to Basics, Mayor Anne Gerwig, Councilwoman Tanya Siskind and Roseann Aguirre of the Christopher Aguirre Memorial Foundation; Cathy Barulic volunteers at Back to Basics to help Myrean Lopez pick out socks; and Ashley Carseni, Roy Gonzalez, Chris Ficarra, Vasile Ciuperger and Jennifer Baker of the PBSO were on hand.

Wellington hosted its Back-to-School Community Block Party on Saturday, July 28 at the Wellington Community Center. There was food, face painting, a climbing wall, music and games. The event was hosted by Wellington’s Community Services Department. More than 400 backpacks with school supplies were given away, and Back to Basics gave away 300 pairs of shoes and socks and 250 sets of uniforms. The event was made possible through many community partnerships.

(Left to right) Wellington Regional Medical Center’s Claudia Garcia, Deicy Fernandez, Claudia Tobon, Kresha Suniga and Samantha Rosen; kids have fun at the face-painting table; Shelly Albright of St. Peter’s United Methodist Church helps children with a craft; Cia’La Smith and Laniya Hall play giant Jenga; and Yenisel Del Rosario gets a lesson in hands-only CPR from Towanda Anderson.



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Dance Arts Broadway Stars Stage ‘Legally Blonde’ At WHS Theater

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The Dance Arts Conservatory Broadway Stars program staged their production of Legally Blonde on Saturday, Aug. 11 and Sunday, Aug. 12 at the Wellington High School theater. Catherine Boynton starred as Elle Woods under the direction of Jaycie Cohen, who was also in charge of the musical staging. For more info., visit www.

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Palms West Hospital hosted a meet-and-greet to introduce new Chief Executive Officer Josh DeTillio on Tuesday, July 31. Along with meeting and welcoming DeTillio, guests also had the chance to tour the hospital’s new and renovated state-of-theart cath lab. Learn more at www.palmswesthospital. com.

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Wellington The Magazine’s “Salute To Our Heroes” issue can feature many amazing people, yet most will agree that it is hard to think of Wellington without thinking of our pioneers, such as Ken and Arle Adams. The Wellington Community Foundation is going to ensure that their legacy lives on by naming the Wellington Community Foundation’s first scholarship program the “Ken and Arle Adams Scholarship” in honor of all they have contributed to the village. Ken proudly served his country in the United States Air Force and was recently honored at the Village of Wellington’s Memorial Day ceremony, held in conjunction with the American Legion Chris Reyka Memorial Post 390 on Monday, May 28. Ken could be seen in

his Air Force uniform where he proudly stood during the solemn ceremony. Ken and Arle Adams made Wellington their home in 1978, back when the fledgling community was just getting started. They introduced their hobbies of horses and fox hounds, and eventually started a fox hunt in the Binks Forest area, named in honor of Ken’s good friend A.W. “Bink” Glisson, another key Wellington pioneer responsible for New York accounting magnate C. Oliver Wellington’s decision to buy the land in the 1950s. Ken is well known for helping to

name many of the streets here in Wellington, including coming up with the “Binks Forest” nickname for the area that was once their fox hunting grounds. Glisson spearheaded the creation of the Acme Improvement District, Wellington’s pre-incorporation government, and then managed the land for the Wellington family for decades. It was a conversation with Glisson that would change the trajectory of Ken’s life, from a retirement of fox hunting to a career in politics. This eventually landed him with a seat on the Palm Beach County Commission during the boom years of the 1980s. Ken later became a key advocate for Wellington’s incorporation. With one eye on the budget and the other eye on the future, Ken wanted to wellington the magazine | september 2018


(L-R) Ken Adams in uniform; with the Wellington Village Council; at a street naming in his honor; and with the Wellington Community Foundation board.

make sure that Wellington was in control of its own destiny. In 1995, with a unanimous vote of the Florida Legislature, Wellington’s incorporation bill passed and was later approved by a voter referendum. Ken is often quoted as saying that this was one of his proudest moments, along with everyone else who participated in making it happen. Not only was Ken involved in writing Wellington’s original charter, in 2014, he came out of retirement to help lead Wellington’s efforts to update the document. Protections for Wellington’s unique Equestrian Preserve Area were always near and dear to his heart. Ken also had the vision to build a unique business center, today known as the Lake Wellington Professional Centre, which he later sold to the Village

of Wellington for $5 million, donating back to the village $1 million of that for future projects. Ken’s service to community far outreached all business, political or developer thresholds in his long and successful career. Ken truly believes that Wellington has accomplished great things because of the great people and great leaders who care deeply and continue to do things for their children and their children’s children. When the Wellington Community Foundation became a privately functioning nonprofit organization benefiting the seniors, children and veterans of Wellington, the board of directors immediately thought to invite Ken to take a seat on the board, and without hesitation, Ken jumped right in. Although

in recent months, Ken has moved to a board member emeritus status, it is with great honor that the foundation has developed a scholarship in both his name and the name of his beloved late wife. The Ken and Arle Adams Scholarship will look to serve those in need who can benefit by a hand up in creating tomorrow’s leaders, to which Ken and Arle would be very proud. In 2019, the foundation will be scouting for individuals that fit the criteria, accepting applications and awarding the first of many future scholarships in their honor. For more information on how to become involved or make a donation to the Ken and Arle Adams Scholarship program, call (561) 333-9843 or visit www.wellingtoncommunity

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(L-R) Wyatt Boswell, Zack Beatty and Mikey Garofalo of Wellington.

Air Force Academy Recruits From Wellington Among The Next Generation Of Heroes By Deborah Welky

The U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs is among the most difficult schools in the nation to get into. Retired Lt. Col. Rob Oswald ought to know — he has been the academy’s recruiting liaison officer for Palm Beach County for more than a decade. “I’ve been doing this for the last 13 or 14 years, and very few get to the acceptance part. To have three from Wellington in one year is pretty miraculous, and they’re all friends,” Oswald said. “Usually I get one accepted every other year out of all the 12 schools I have assigned to me.” The three young men are Wyatt Boswell, Mikey Garofalo and Zack Beatty. “I give them all the credit. It takes a lot of hard work — studying and extracurricular activities, outside volunteer work — to get into the academy,” Oswald said. “In addition, they have to get a letter from their senator or congressman.”

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Usually, students interested in attending the academy will reach out to Oswald. “I start out as a mentor and, if the academy likes what they see when the candidate initially applies, they will ask me to interview them,” he explained. “I put in my recommendation, and the Air Force does their thing.” Now that Boswell, Garofalo and Beatty are in, Oswald has taken off his evaluator hat and put on his mentor hat. “Once they’re accepted, I try to line them up with kids currently in the academy and help them through their career,” said Oswald, who was a pilot

himself. “Those three kids are pretty incredible.” Garofalo, whose grandfather served in the Air Force, attended the academy’s prep school before entering the academy itself. “Everyone around you is a leader,” he said of the experience. “Everyone is leading each other; you can’t fall behind.” He wants to study business, with the aim of working in acquisitions for the Air Force after graduation. In addition to their studies, recruits need to sign up for a sports team. Garofalo played for the Western Communities Football League and was highly sought after by colleges while playing for Palm Beach Central High School, so he naturally chose football. “My mom and sister were crying,” Garofalo said of when he headed out

(L-R) Zack Beatty, Wyatt Boswell and Mikey Garofalo before leaving Wellington; playing flag football; and Boswell at the pool.

for basic training. “As for me, because this was my second time going, I was less worried. I knew I could handle it. The first time was rough for me, mentally. I knew I had a lot of learning to do.” Once there, Garofalo said the physical training (PT) was the worst part, but the best part is the friends you make. “You’re all going through it together,” he explained. “You see the people next to you at their best and at their worst. In those 38 days, it brings everybody together.” Garofalo said his day consists of school until noon, then football until around 7 p.m., then homework. “My schedule is jam-packed all day with schoolwork and football,” he said. Boswell is another veteran of the Western Communities Football League. A recent Wellington High School graduate, he also attended the academy’s prep school. Unlike Garofalo, Boswell chose the swim team as his sport, having enjoyed it in Wellington. “I got up at 5:45 this morning for a 6:30 practice,” he said. “I do this every other day — Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays one week, Tuesdays and Thursdays the next.” His ultimate goal, however, is to become a fighter pilot, and perhaps a general one day. “I was going to join the U.S. Naval Academy, but everyone told me the Air Force has more planes, so there are more options,” Boswell said. “It interested me, and I applied.” Although his family does not have a long military history, they were very supportive of his decision. “I had to fill out two applications

“I give them all the credit. It takes a lot of hard work to get into the academy,” Lt. Col. Rob Oswald said. and write about five essays to get in,” he said. “They have a strong selection process which, last year, meant a 12 percent acceptance rate. Having attended the prep school helped me get in.” Although basic training at the prep school takes about 18 days, it’s six weeks at the academy. “For me, the hardest part was being away from my family,” Boswell said. “But I knew what to expect this time and handled it pretty well.” His day consists of classes until 3

p.m., then swimming from 3:45 to 5:15 p.m., then homework. “Next semester, I’m going to take about 20 credit hours as a freshman, which is roughly equivalent to the number of hours a graduate student takes in regular school,” Boswell said. The story is a bit different for Beatty, a 2018 graduate of Wellington High School who played strong safety and wide receiver on the WHS football team, was on the swim team and served as a lifeguard at the Wellington Aquatics Complex. After his father, an active duty Air Force deployment commander in the Mideast, flew him out to Colorado for basic training at the academy, Beatty was flown back shortly thereafter on medi-

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cal leave to have surgery on a torn ligament in his foot. Following six months of rehab, he’ll return for a slightly delayed academy career. His stepfather also served in the Air Force. “I’m hoping for a 30- or 40-year career in the Air Force, becoming a four-star general, and then I’d like to go into politics,” Beatty said of his future. “Nothing has changed; it has only been reinforced. I always knew that I was going to love every aspect of the military. As a kid, I dressed as a soldier every Halloween. Going through it only solidified that. I love the camaraderie and pride in country.” He even loved basic training — at least until he was injured. “It was a freak accident that happened during the team sports we do for bonding. My foot just crumpled,” Beatty said. “My heart is still there. It was hard, watching all my teammates do PT and all I could do was motivate them to keep going. I didn’t want to be home. But now I know what to expect and the knowledge I have to learn, and I can help my teammates along the way. Also, some of my closest friends will be able to help me through my first year, which is the hardest.” Although Beatty’s five younger siblings were glad to have him home, it was still hard. “They knew how much it hurt me not to be there right now,” he said. “I’ll go back next year stronger and better, and we’re looking forward to that. I have two younger brothers, and they all look up to me. I have a sister in ninth grade, and


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now, he’s torn between biology and aeronautical engineering. He will also choose a sport, most likely the combat shooting team or the parachuting team. “I got hurt playing flag football, so I’ll stay away from that next year,” he said. “People don’t realize that the Air Force Academy is one of the top three hardest institutions to get into. You need a great grade point average, but you also need to be able to run a 6.5-minute mile and do 90 sit-ups and push-ups. But you

form lifelong relationships with everyone there and know that, no matter what, you have each other’s backs.” For teens interested in attending the Air Force Academy, Oswald is always available with information. “Go to your computer, type in your zip code, and it will tell you who your local rep is,” he said. “Then call or send an e-mail. Some do it in eighth grade, some in their senior year. I have six I’m trying to help out for the next season.”

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“We had a four-man crew: a pilot, co-pilot, navigator and a boom operator who controlled the boom to put it into the fighter or the bomber, whoever we were refueling,” Air Force veteran Al Ziker explained. “The pilot and co-pilot kept the plane moving smoothly in a straight line. I got us to the right spot.”




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In 1992, the 1,100-mile trip from veteran Al Ziker’s former home in Pittsburgh, Pa., to a spot west of I-95 in South Florida called Wellington was easy, especially for a man who had served his country as an Air Force navigator and made hundreds of flights from his base to a specific, ever-changing dot somewhere high above the Atlantic or Pacific oceans. “My wife and I wanted to move to Florida, and we had friends in Wellington, so we looked here and chose a house we liked,” Ziker recalled. In Wellington, the couple found a hometown they loved, and a great place for their son and daughter and their families to visit. Today, they have four grandchildren, the youngest of whom is 20. A 1956 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Ziker joined the military shortly after he earned his degree and served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, in postings around the United States, Europe and the Pacific.

After leaving the Air Force in 1976, Ziker lived in Philadelphia for 15 years, before making the move to Wellington. “I worked in a home center [in Pennsylvania] and worked for Home Depot when I moved down here,” Ziker said. In retirement, he is the president of his homeowners’ association and a property manager. “In my spare time, I still do a bit of woodworking,” Ziker added. He is also very active in the local American Legion post, Wellington’s Chris Reyka Memorial Post 390, where he has served as post commander. During the two decades Ziker served in the Air Force, he began his training at Lackland Air Force Base near Houston. His postings were in Massachusetts for seven years, then Mississippi for three years, Ohio and Germany for a few years each, and California for 18 months, with two tours in Okinawa, a year in Thailand and a shorter time in Goose Bay, Labrador. That speck over the ocean menwellington the magazine | september 2018


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tioned earlier refers to Ziker’s job navigating his refueling plane to the rendezvous point so another military plane running on empty could be assured of finding a filling station with a full-service fill-up. His crew serviced fighters, bombers and even the famous SR-71 Blackbirds, a mach-3-capable aircraft in operation for 32 years beginning in 1966 — the most sophisticated plane in America’s arsenal in its time. “We had a four-man crew: a pilot, copilot, navigator and a boom operator who controlled the boom to put it into the fighter or the bomber, whoever we were refueling,” Ziker explained. “The pilot and co-pilot kept the plane moving smoothly in a straight line. I got us to the right spot.” Ziker explained that it could be exciting with no computer-assisted equipment. “It was all manual controls. Just

like refueling your car, you put the boom in the receptacle on the fighter or bomber,” he said. “It has something like a pop-up valve, it pushes it open and the fuel starts going in.” Ziker said that the navigator makes sure a refueling plane is at the exact right place at the time a fighter or bomber, with only minutes of fuel left, arrives there needing to be resupplied, high above the open ocean. “We had some emergencies, but nothing life-threatening,” Ziker said. “We had a boom that got jammed. It was extended the full length and didn’t want to retract.” It was an experience that took some worrying minutes to resolve and get the boom stowed properly. Now, in more relaxed times, Ziker reflected on what he likes most about his adopted hometown. “What I like best about Wellington

per se: the beauty, they try to really keep it up here really nice and they are pretty strict about keeping the beauty of the neighborhoods,” he said. Ziker continued that the neighborhoods look good because the homeowners’ associations have a lot of documents to follow to keep them looking nice. “You can’t paint your house purple, you can’t raise dogs or cats or cows or goats in the front yard,” he said. “The village does a good job of trying to keep the village neat. Ziker feels the equestrian community also contributes to the overall beauty of the community. He considers them a very important part of the Wellington lifestyle. “Plus, the equestrians are nice,” he said. “They come in here, they bring a lot of money with them. If it wasn’t for them, Wellington wouldn’t be where it is today.”



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“I think the most satisfying aspect of being a firefighter is making a difference in someone’s life to help them out,” Capt. Bob Dawson said. “We, as firefighters, may not consider it an emergency, [but] to someone who’s calling 9-1-1 at that time, for them, it is an emergency.”




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Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue Capt. Bob Dawson is a station officer. He is the captain charged with running the station, the engines and the rescue vehicles. “I was a volunteer firefighter in Pennsylvania and got into it again when I moved to Florida,” recalled Dawson, 56, who works out of Station 25 on Wellington Trace. Dawson is also a devoted family man — in more ways than one. “I am married, for 32 years, to my lovely wife Debbie. We have two boys, Ryan who is still in high school and Rob who is older,” said Dawson about his home family. “Rob is about to become a father in late November of his own two boys. His wife is going to have identical twin sons.” He and his wife were proud to soon become grandparents, then they found out it was to be twins. “So, we are happy about being grandparents,” he said. Dawson is also satisfied with his chosen career.

“I think the most satisfying aspect of being a firefighter is making a difference in someone’s life to help them out — whether it’s in their time of need or just a problem they’re having,” Dawson said. “We, as firefighters, may not consider it an emergency, [but] to someone who’s calling 9-1-1 at that time, for them, it is an emergency.” Battalion Chief Sam Eaton said that Dawson has more than 22 years of service with PBCFR, has helped with the Hazardous Incident Management Team and provided assistance in the recovery from Hurricane Irma in the Florida Keys. For his service, the Wellington Public Safety Committee recently named Dawson this year’s Wellington Top Firefighter. “The things I am most proud of in this career, and there’s a lot to be proud of, are some of the things I’m involved with, like the South Florida Region 7 Incident Management Team and the Emergency Operations team,” Dawson said. wellington the magazine | september 2018


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The Incident Management Team is the group that comes in and supports emergencies like hurricanes. “Such as three years ago, when part of the team went to the Bahamas to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Joaquin, and last year, the team went to the Keys during the Hurricane Irma recovery,” Dawson said. When in this role, Dawson has a very specific job to do. “I’m the logistics section chief,” Dawson said. “My job is finding them stuff. I’m the guy who finds them things they need for the deployment.” During the Irma campaign, Dawson was on medical leave recovering from knee surgery. Yet he came in and worked with his team. “I stayed back supporting the team, finding items they needed,” he said. As part of the Palm Beach County Emergency Operations Team, Dawson is on hand locally whenever the need

arises. “Whenever the Emergency Operations Center is activated, I report at Southern Blvd. and Military Trail,” he said. In addition to actively volunteering in his church, Dawson volunteered in scouting when his oldest son was growing up. Now his younger son is into sports. “There comes a time when your son gets too old, and you can’t coach your own son anymore,” he said. “But being from Pittsburgh, I’m a die-hard Steelers fan.” Dawson’s hobbies are hunting and fishing with his sons. “My sons love camping, and anytime we take someone who has never been camping before, their maiden voyage, so to speak, is always to Lion Country Safari,” he said, referring to the KOA Campground adjacent to the world-famous drive-through wildlife park and attraction off Southern Blvd.

The campground has all the requirements of a camping facility, but it is close to home should a first-time camping group need some support from their home family. Dawson explained that to be successful in the career of firefighting, you need to have two families. “You have to have the support of your home family, as well as your fire-rescue family,” he said, stressing that no one can do the job alone. “They are both important.” Spending time at the station adds a level of familiarity not found in other lines of work. “We spend one-third of our lives with our fire-rescue family,” said Dawson, who added that he knows the members of his fire-rescue family every bit as well as he knows the biological members of his own family. “I know their likes, their dislikes and their quirks, and I know I can count on their support.”

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“When you’re dealing with a critical patient, you use critical thinking skills [to help], and then that patient has a positive outcome — that’s always the most satisfying,” Capt. Tom Dalman said. “When the patient has walked out of the hospital and has been reunited with their loved ones.”




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When asked, many youngsters might say they want to grow up to be a firefighter or a police officer — 42-year old Tom Dalman is an example of a someone who grew up to be both. The 18-year veteran of Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue had served his entire career with the department. He is now a “floating” emergency medical services (EMS) captain on “C” shift, covering for other captains who are on leave, and he is also a member of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team. Dalman said that he enjoys doing something he loves, particularly working in EMS, which has made possible his second career with the PBSO. “Working through fire-rescue has afforded me the ability to be on the SWAT team with the sheriff’s office and provide tactical medicine to any squad member who may succumb to any injuries, so I’m a police officer as well,” he explained, expressing his pride in working in both capacities. “It’s a real honor.”

Starting off as a firefighter/EMT at the turn of the 21st century, Dalman worked his way up through the ranks to firefighter/paramedic then to a driver operator. After that, he was promoted to captain, and later again promoted to EMS captain. He is currently studying for the battalion chief’s test. “I am very proud of being able to say that I worked myself up through the ranks,” Dalman explained. “I worked in all the positions.” Dalman said that it’s a great sense of pride when you study hard and get promoted and know all the aspects of a job description, and then move on to the next position and develop proficiency and expertise in that new position. “It makes you more well-rounded as an employee for the fire-rescue department, and that’s what Wellington residents deserve,” he said. In his current position, Dalman’s job is to be present at the scene of critical incidents in a supervisory role and to wellington the magazine | september 2018


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shepherd the response to the situation as requirements dictate. “I supervise and oversee any critical incident — whether it be a major medical call and that could include cardiac arrest, any type of major trauma-related incident such as a shooting, stabbing or a car accident — where an advanced level of supervision is required,” explained Dalman, who went on to say that he is authorized to carry and administer certain advanced medications that the regular fire-rescue trucks don’t carry. In such difficult situations, things often do not end happily. However, the expertise of Dalman and his team can mean the difference between life and death. When things go well, the job is very satisfying, he said. “When you’re dealing with a critical patient, you use critical thinking skills [to help], and then that patient has a positive outcome — that’s always the most satisfying,” Dalman said. “When

the patient has walked out of the hospital and has been reunited with their loved ones.” Dalman, a Grand Rapids, Mich., native, has been posted in Wellington at PBCFR Station 25 on Wellington Trace for the past 11 years. He is married, and he and his wife have three children: Abigail, age 11; Thomas, age 10; and Michael, who is 10 months old. Dalman said that he likes the hometown feeling of Wellington, and he appreciates living and working in the same community. “It’s a diverse community. I like the churches and that everything we need is right here — the mall’s right across the street. It’s a great place to raise our family,” he said. “I feel very blessed and fortunate to raise our kids here in Wellington.” Active in Christ Fellowship Church, Dalman works on “feed the homeless” campaigns. “We help providing meals

in our community and for less fortunate countries, so the homeless here in our area as well as overseas can benefit,” Dalman explained. Dalman and his sister and brother and family provide a college scholarship fund through a family organization called Dalaro, an acronym of his and his brother-in-law’s last names. The scholarship benefits someone who is less fortunate and would not be able to otherwise afford a college education. “It provides the means for a less fortunate person to attend college,” said Dalman, a graduate of Palm Beach State College. When it comes to hobbies and outside activities, Dalman said that raising his family is a hobby and plenty of activity in and of itself, but that he enjoys physical activities involving his family. When not on the job, Dalman likes just enjoying time off with his family and raising his young children.

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“I have tended to develop an expertise in juvenile work. I work with young people who are in crisis, sometimes not making the best choices,” PBSO Detective Daniel Delia said. “I try very hard to make an impact on them and turn them back to the positive.”




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Originally from Brooklyn, N.Y., Daniel Delia worked with the New York Police Department for more than 20 years before retiring and moving to Wellington in 2002. Like so many who head to South Florida after their first career, the retirement didn’t take. He soon continued his police career by joining the Palm Beach County School District Police Department for five years. Delia had always worked street level when he was a part of the largest police force in the world in New York City. He loved the work, and he missed it. This led him to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, where he currently works as a detective, solving crimes. “I joined the PBSO to get back into more traditional law enforcement work and was assigned to District 8 in Wellington in 2008, which is a dream to work where I live,” Delia said. Now, at age 63, he is of typical retirement age. “Actually, I’ve been considering retiring for quite a while. We all con-

sider doing some things in our life that we just never seem to get to,” said Delia, with a laugh. “I keep putting off retirement because it is difficult to stop doing something that you love, and I love going to work and experiencing the joy of having a positive impact on the citizenry by helping them out by solving a case. It is great to have the victim say, ‘thank you.’” Delia said that successful resolutions come about because of great teamwork. “I work with great, like-minded, highly qualified people, who effectively involve themselves in other people’s lives with a positive outcome,” he said. “There is nothing as satisfying as that in my work.” After working with some real heroes at the NYPD, he said that he has learned a lot from some great people. “A good cop is a problem solver,” Delia explained. “When we get a call for services from someone and there’s somebody in crisis, I think the most satisfying part of my profession is to work

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on the detective bureau for approximately eight months. He noted that Delia is a juvenile expert and works with numerous districts in educating deputies on juvenile procedure and paperwork. Shaivitz added that Delia has earned retirement when he is ready for it, having served in law enforcement for 38 years. Perhaps one day, but not today, Delia explained. “One of the biggest reasons I keep putting my retirement off is that I love working with positively motivated people and creating successful outcomes,” he said. “It would be a very difficult thing for me to stop doing.” Married with two adult sons, Delia has worked in the road patrol, community policing and street crimes units and is presently assigned to the detective unit. “I have tended to develop an exper-

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Wellington Rotary To Host Sept. 8 Race To Benefit First Responders


Each September, our country is reminded of the devastation that changed our world forever on 9/11. As a way of remembering all the first responders of 9/11, as well as honor those who protect us daily here in Palm Beach County, the Rotary Club of Wellington is calling for runners and walkers of all ages to take part in the inaugural “Race for the Red and Blue First Responders 5K” on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 7:30 a.m. at the Wellington Amphitheater. “These first responders go out every day, never knowing if they’ll come home or not, or what they’ll be facing,” Rotarian and race organizer Larry Kemp said. “On 9/11, firefighters went running toward the flames and smoke while everyone was running away. So, it’s an honor for us to do this.” The race, previously known as the Jeff Annas Memorial 5K, in honor of a fallen Palm Beach County paramedic, attracted as many as 1,000 runners. “The Jeff Annas race was one of the biggest 5K races in South Florida. We want to take it back to that and make it even bigger,” Kemp said. “I’m not sure we’ll do that this year, because the runners don’t know us yet, but we’re hopeful.” The Rotary Club of Wellington has been getting the word out across Palm Beach County.

“These first responders go out every day, never knowing if they’ll come home or not, or what they’ll be facing.” “We’re expecting a crowd of 500 to 700 people for our first year,” said Dr. Jonathan Chung, another Rotarian who is joining Kemp as a race organizer. “We’re doing everything in our power to meet their standards.” There will be age group awards from over 18 to 70 and up. “We’ll have some really high-quality finishers’ medals,” Chung said. “No

matter where you finish the race, you’re going to get a really nice medal. Our top finishers for the top three racers are going to have a pretty sizable trophy to take home with them.” There’s also a division for 18 and under, so kids are able to race if they want to. Pre-registration is ongoing through Friday, Sept. 7. It’s $40 for adults and $30 for participants under 18. Registrawellington the magazine | september 2018



Race for the Red and Blue First Responders 5K committee members (L-R) Dr. Debi Yohn, Dr. John Haslett, John Thomas, David Salley and Larry Kemp.

tion will be accepted on race day, but the price will go up $5. For those who have children, but no sitter — no problem. There will be the “kids corral,” which opens at 6:30 a.m. inside the Wellington Community Center to provide childcare. There will be games, movies and kid-friendly food. No registration is required. “They can drop off the kids, go run the race and be back, and the kids will be in good hands.” Chung said. The race route starts at the Wellington Amphitheater, heads out to South Shore Blvd., will take a path down South Shore and loop back around toward the amphitheater again. “It’s a fast course, because it’s going to be pretty much on all open road,” Chung said. “It’s going to shut down South Shore for the race.” The event will be a professionally 54

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RED AND BLUE “It always makes me feel good personally when other organizations reach out and give us support,” PBCFR Division Chief Richard Ellis said. timed race. “It’s certified as a legitimate 5K course, and runners can mark their time with a great deal of accuracy, as we’re using the AccuChip company as our partner,” Chung said. There will be a presence from both the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue, with PBSO motorcycles leading the way, as well as fire trucks and ambulances. Some first responders even run in their gear, as many do across the nation in honor of 9/11. The Rotary Club of Wellington secured a number of sponsors and hopes to raise as much as $40,000 to support local first responders in the PBSO and PBCFR, as well as several Wellington Rotary charities. “I’ve been a first responder in Palm Beach County for 30 years, and I’m always humbled and blessed to serve the citizens of the Palm Beach County,” PBCFR Division Chief Richard Ellis said. “It always makes me feel good personally when other organizations, agencies or individuals reach out and give us support. It means a lot.” The agency plans to use the money it gets toward its Fire-Rescue Cadet Program. “It’s a way for younger kids to really get engaged in the fire department at a young age from eighth grade all the way up to senior in high school,” Ellis explained. “They get exposed, ride on the fire trucks and get to learn some of our procedures. So, the money will be used to help purchase them gear and all the things they may need.” PBSO Chief Deputy Michael Gauger said his agency is extremely appreciative

of all the work that the Wellington Rotary does for the community, including the PBSO. “We have a lot of support in the community. People continuously go out of their way to help law enforcement and fire-rescue,” Gauger said. “Money raised will go to the Law Enforcement Assistance Foundation, which helps officers who are injured or killed in the line of duty.” Helping to raise that money are many sponsors, including: Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, the Winter Equestrian Festival/Bellissimo Family, Palms West Hospital, the South Florida Fair, the original Wellington Mall, the Palm Beach Kennel Club, Medivalue, MedExpress, Oil Change Services, Florida Public Utilities, Premier Family Health, Caregiver Services, ESPN 106.3 FM, Florida Crystals, Retreat of the Palm Beaches, Grand Champions Polo Club/Ganzi Family, Jess Santamaria, the Palm Beach Orthopaedic Institute, and Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith. Kemp began securing sponsorships in April, and he is still working to reach the fundraising goal for the two agencies. “We’re lucky we have them out there doing what they do for us,” he said. Chung added that it is very important to recognize local first responders. “The people doing this job — they aren’t doing it for praise,” he said. “They’re doing it because it’s something they believe in and they hold with high value. Even if they don’t want the praise… we’re going to give it to them anyway.” For race and sponsorship information, visit

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Attorney Bill Maguire Focuses On Wealth Management And Commercial Law Story and Photo by Dani Salgueiro

Bill Maguire, a 25-year Wellington resident, has worked as a wealth-planning civil law attorney serving the Palm Beaches for the past eight years. Maguire has wanted to help people and families manage their wealth and assets since the beginning of his law education and career. “I always wanted to be an attorney, and throughout my undergraduate years and throughout law school, I became more tax and business oriented,” Maguire explained. “I became more [interested] in topics that are prevalent in South Florida, such as small business owners and professionals who need not just business advice, but also wealth and tax advice.” After attending Florida Atlantic University for his bachelor’s degree, Maguire earned his law degree from the Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville. He then attended the University of Florida and received a master’s degree in taxation, fully combining his passion for law and wealth management. Since receiving his degrees and being sworn into the Florida Bar, Maguire returned to Wellington — his home since 1993 — and eventually opened his own law firm, Maguire Law Chartered, three years ago. “I attended Wellington Elementary School, Wellington Landings Middle School and Wellington High School and now serve people from [the western communities] and all over South Florida,” Maguire said. “It has always been a dream to get to practice law on my own, though leaving a bigger firm is always like leaving your safety blanket.” Prior to opening his own firm, Maguire practiced at two of Florida’s largest law firms: Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart and Broad & Cassel. On a daily basis, Maguire litigates on behalf of his clients’ best interests, or works with his clients to come up with the most suitable wealth plans for all of their individual circumstances. “My work ranges from preparing wills and trusts, managing estates and establishing guardianship. I also, in addition to wealth planning, practice commercial law and bankruptcy litigation,” Maguire explained.

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wellington | professional One of Maguire’s main responsibilities is foreseeing possible problems within family estates and trusts, in order to clarify and honor all of his client’s true financial wishes. This responsibility, he explained, is the most fulfilling part of his career. “This job, for me, is filled with very rewarding work, it is, of course, a stressful job, so it’s nice that it can be rewarding,” Maguire said. “I think the most fulfilling part of my job is getting to a client’s ultimate desired result, whether that is winning at court or fulfilling one’s final wishes. But, even more than that, I think it is also about being an unattached and [unbiased] voice of reason.” Often clients have their own view about how things should be done, which is not always in their best interest, he said. “I’m able to know how the court system works and what will actually hap-

pen in a court setting,” Maguire said. “Everybody wants and feels like they’re going to win, and that is not the nature of our system.” In regard to wealth planning, Maguire prioritizes honoring the final wishes of his clients while also being a trustworthy and reliable source for the families of his clients. “At the end of the day, I am always dealing with people’s livelihood and final wishes, but I’m also always having to think about what families think their loved ones’ final wishes were,” Maguire said. Because of the sensitive matter of wealth — and, specifically, family wealth — planning, Maguire has developed into an attorney who not only wants to help his clients, but also protect them in the process. “It’s is more than just wealth planning or being a source for information about one’s wealth, estates, taxes or busi-

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nesses, it’s also about being responsible for financially protecting people — my clients — which has really always been my goal,” he said. “I’ve always wanted to become a protective contact for them.” Maguire’s devoted work ethic and commitment have resulted in a high rate of client referrals and retention for his small law firm. “I have built my practice based on the referrals of other clients and other attorneys,” he said. “I have served about 150 clients in the past three years, with just the help of one paralegal. It is a lot of work, but I would much rather stay small and produce good quality work, than grow into a huge firm that is unable to know all of its clients individually.” Attorney Bill Maguire’s office is located at 400 Columbia Drive, Suite 100, in West Palm Beach. For more information, call (561) 687-8100 or visit www.maguire-law. com.

Dr. Veronica McCue Putting Her Talents Keeps Busy To Good Use Helping Wellington Seniors Story by Ray Burow • Photo by Abner Pedraza

Retired educator Dr. Veronica McCue has been a champion for children and students all of her life. Now, this Wellington hometown hero is putting her talents toward helping her fellow senior citizens in the community as the new chair of Wellington’s Senior Advisory Committee. McCue, whose doctorate is in educational leadership, found her calling in special education, a profession that she found to be very rewarding. Looking back on her educational career, McCue has a hard time pinpointing why she chose this route, but recalled that it was important to her as a young person. As a high school student, she worked as a volunteer to assist other students who were having trouble in school. “I come from a small Irish Catholic family in Queens, so you know, five children. We were raised to look to do good,” she said. “The legacy was, as my father used to say, ‘As you leave this earth, have people remember what things you left behind — not what you take with you.’ Because you can’t take it with you.” McCue views special education differently than many people. “All education is good,” she said. “It’s OK to learn differently, and that should be the motto for all education. When I say ‘special education,’ I mean both sides of the coin: students who struggle in school and students who excel in school. There’s nothing wrong with learning differently.” There have been many changes since McCue first started out as a special education teacher. The one thing that she believes has primarily stayed the same are the kids, but they are dealing with many added worries due to the alarming information that remains available to them. “When I was growing up, it was a 60

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need-to-know basis and, basically, kids just didn’t need to know. Today, that’s not really an option,” McCue said. She went on to describe a conversation with her granddaughter, in which the young girl was talking about drills practiced at school, explaining to her grandmother that a “red alert” meant someone was coming to kill the students. McCue was left with tears in her eyes. “For a kindergarten student to have to say that? I think that kids today have many more worries, and I sympathize with parents, because there’s so much information out there, and they have to do a great balancing act at keeping their children safe, but also keeping their children exposed, learning and engaged,” she said. “It is a wearisome burden for parents to have to take all this negative information and still try and make their children feel safe.” Today, McCue is as dedicated to her current position as the new chair of Wellington’s Senior Advisory Committee as she was to special education. Her advice to seniors is to do what they can to make their lives meaningful and to, in the words of poet Dylan Thomas, “do not go gentle into that good night.” She lives her life by the same sage advice, refusing to define herself by age. “We are not a byproduct of how long we’ve lived on this earth,” McCue said. “Everyone should have the opportunity to reach their potential. Today and forever, people sell themselves short. Senior citizens sell themselves short. They

allow themselves to become invisible as members of their community.” Wellington seniors aren’t invisible to the Senior Advisory Committee. It works diligently to ensure that senior issues and concerns are addressed. The board presents those concerns to Wellington officials and works with other organizations that can help. Under McCue’s leadership, the board is spearheading special opportunities that will benefit seniors. For instance, in September the board will honor “home grown heroes:” seniors who’ve watched Wellington grow from strawberry fields to what it is today. McCue is especially proud of the board’s partnership with Wellington’s Education Committee that introduces senior volunteers to students in local schools. “There was a group of seniors interested in doing volunteer work, and the schools were interested in having volunteers,” McCue said. “Wellington Elementary School, for example, took many of our volunteers to work in the library. It keeps the community cohesive. You don’t become invisible if you don’t want to.” McCue’s love for the Village of Wellington is evident in the way that she speaks of her adopted hometown. “I think that Wellington encapsulates everything that should come to mind when we think of where we live,” she said. “The council actually listens and hears you and is open to suggestions. They embrace all people, from the youngest to the oldest. They really go the extra mile to see that it’s a town that’s good for everyone.” McCue landed in Wellington almost by accident, having followed her daughter to the area. She intended to be in South Florida for a short time, only to

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help out with her new grandchild, but like many residents arriving from New York and points north, the weather was a deciding factor. Living in Wellington took some getting used to for McCue, who describes her transition from the Big Apple to the Village of Wellington as a speed difference, but not in terms of a fast-paced lifestyle versus one that is slower paced. It was a social difference and a change for the retired school principal. “If you go into any store, any restaurant or anywhere in Wellington, you have to add 10 minutes to your travel time. Someone is going to engage you in pleasantries. It’s a very nice feeling,” she said. “It sort of creeps into your soul. This is the way that people are supposed to treat one another.” Retirement looks differently to McCue than it does for many seniors. In fact, someone might argue that she doesn’t quite embrace retirement’s truest, if not its most popular, definition. She still works eight hours a day, teaching online classes to Korean business people who wish to improve their English. She usually teaches dozens of students per day, in individual, 20-minute classes. McCue herself has never been to Korea, but she hopes to visit Seoul next year. McCue has enjoyed a lifetime of professional accomplishments — but she counts her three children and her grandchildren as her greatest. She is very proud of her grandson, Grant, who is 10 and her granddaughter, Quinn, who is 6. “Every teacher’s goal is that their students are better than they are, and I am blessed to say that my children are all wonderful adults. My daughter may take exception, but I take credit for my grandchildren, too,” McCue said with a chuckle. “They all would be my greatest accomplishment in my personal life.”

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Realtor Mary Schiltz Enjoys Helping Clients Find Their New Homes Story by Matthew Auerbach • Photo by Abner Pedraza

Mary Schiltz of ERA Home Run Real Estate is grateful to have all the current technology that helps to make being a real estate professional easier than ever before. But, by her own admission, she’s proud to be a little “old school” as well. Schiltz was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale. She met her partner, Dan, in 1980 and bought her first house in 1983 in Boca Raton. “The home was in West Boca,” she recalled. “At the time, it was on the quiet side, but all the congestion caught up to us within a few years, so we packed up and headed north. We landed in Wellington on five acres. We figured we had some elbow room for at least a little while.” Schiltz went to school and got her real estate license in

1995. Back then, construction was at a premium. This is where her partner’s profession came in handy. “Dan was a general contractor, just like my dad, and this was the perfect place to be,” Schiltz said. “A lot of my first business came from Dan. He built about four spec homes a year. Also back then, among the dirt roads with no signs, was a bold new place called Loxahatchee. So, without a cell phone and with only a three-inch book with little tiny pictures from the MLS that were a month old and a makeshift map, I ventured out to sell homes. I really enjoyed it, and it turns out I was halfway decent at it.” Two of Schiltz’s biggest joys are meeting new people and seeing how happy they are when they close on their new home. She can go all “high tech” if that’s what it takes to get the job done, but she has never lost the fondness for the way business was done when she first started out. “I would rather print up paperwork and bring it to someone than just e-mail it,” Schiltz said. “I would rather pick up the phone and call to set up an appointment rather than schedule it online. But sometimes, you just have to go with the flow.” Schiltz is grateful to be a part of the Lead Team at ERA Home Run Real Estate. “My office is the best,” she said. “I know it’s hard to believe, but everybody pitches in to help everybody else like one welloiled machine.” Generally speaking, Schiltz’s area of expertise is residential real estate in and around the Wellington area. But that doesn’t mean that she has fenced herself in. “I have worked from the Fort Lauderdale area all the way up to Port Saint Lucie, and I am always anxious to go outside my comfort zone to try something new,” she said. “With some of the new programs in the office, I can refer buyers and sellers all over the country. I can hand-pick an agent in any state to help a customer of mine buy or sell with just a phone call.” Not one given to wild superlatives, her take on the immediate future of the local real estate market is cautious but very optimistic. “I don’t own a crystal ball, so I hate to predict,” Schiltz said. “I will say that the market is rising at a good rate; good being slow and steady.” As they say, slow and steady wins the race. ERA Home Run Real Estate is located at 11973 Southern Blvd. in Royal Palm Beach. To contact Mary Schiltz, call (561) 6358477. wellington the magazine | september 2018


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New Radiance Cosmetic Center Helps Clients ‘Turn Back Time’

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New Radiance Cosmetic Center opened its new Wellington facility in March, and it has already surpassed the expectations of owner James Dorsey, as well as those of clients seeking to “turn back time.” “New Radiance Cosmetic Centers have years of experience assisting clients in accentuating their inner beauty by providing procedures that let clients see themselves younger,” Dorsey said. The Wellington location is New Radiance’s latest office serving Palm Beach County and beyond. “We have beautiful, state-of-the-art locations in Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Port St. Lucie and now Wellington,” said Dorsey, who has been involved in the cosmetic industry for the last 12 years. “We are opening a 10,000-square-foot facility in Palm Beach Gardens, a new facility in Fort Lauderdale in the fall and another in Miami Beach the beginning of next year, so we are growing rapidly.” The center is a full-service cosmetic facility dedicated to bringing the most complete and advanced selection of cosmetic and aesthetic procedures to Palm Beach County. Wellington is a perfect opportunity for expansion, Dorsey explained. “It’s a great community, and there was not a cosmetic center in Wellington offering the range of services that we offer,” he said. “It has been well received and outperformed our projections.” Dorsey added that the practice is unique. “We are the only cosmetic center in Palm Beach and Broward counties that has ever earned the CoolSculpting Diamond Level Practice Award, the highest achievement level. It is awarded to only a few practices,” he said. “The top two procedures in the United States are CoolSculpting and SculpSure, and we have both of them at our facilities.”

The medical director of New Radiance Cosmetic Center in Wellington is Dr. Andrew Rosenthal, who is a boardcertified plastic surgeon. “He is one of the foremost plastic surgeons in the area, a highly experienced and accredited expert,” Dorsey said. New Radiance’s talented and experienced staff includes top cosmetic physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, estheticians and more. “We boast the most advanced technology in the skin rejuvenation and non-invasive body contouring industry,” Dorsey said. “We also sell health and beauty products, from skin care to energy boosters and weight management products that complement our quality cosmetic services.” All of the staff members are also highly trained in New Radiance procedures. “We have expert injectors for Botox and Dysport, also called dermal or facial fillers with brand names including Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, Sculptra and others,” Dorsey explained. “We also perform laser procedures such as fractional laser skin resurfacing and laser hair removal, as well as laser skin tightening.” New Radiance is also known for its liposuction procedures. “We do more minimally invasive ‘walk-in and walkout’ Smart Liposuction than anybody else in South Florida, with nationally renowned Dr. Neil C. Goodman performing 50 liposuctions per month, more than 5,500 so far in his career. “He is arguably the top liposuction expert in the nation,” Dorsey said. Dorsey, who has more than a dozen

patents in designing and developing surgical instrumentation, has always worked in the medical field. “I worked for United States Surgical Corporation and started a company called American Hydro-Surgical and grew it to just under 200 employees in 10 years,” he said. Then, in 2005, he developed the first New Radiance Cosmetic Center. Today, the facility is the top provider of Ultherapy non-surgical facelifts in Palm Beach County. “It is perfect for those who are reluctant to undergo a surgical procedure to get a facelift,” Dorsey said. Ultherapy is currently being offered at the promotional rate of 40 percent off, and right now the center is running a 25 percent off CoolSculpting promotion at the new location. “CoolSculpting lets you ’freeze your fat.’ It’s non-surgical; you walk in and you walk out,” Dorsey explained. “Basically, you have a machine hooked up to you, so you can get ‘skinny without surgery.’ Today’s technology allows liposuction-like results without any surgery or downtime.” With a vision to be the area’s premier facility offering state-of-the-art surgical and non-surgical treatments at reasonable costs, in a comfortable spa atmosphere, New Radiance provides free consultations to interested clients. “During a one-on-one session with a specialist, you will learn about the options that are right for you,” Dorsey said. New Radiance Cosmetic Center’s new Wellington facility is located at 2655 S. State Road 7, Suite 830. For more information, visit or call (561) 323-4267. wellington the magazine | september 2018


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Custom-Built Sugar Pond Manor Home Features Plenty Of Space Story by Deborah Welky

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This custom-built waterfront home, located on a quarter acre in the Sugar Pond Manor neighborhood, features an exquisitely maintained yard and extra-long views of the lake. The home has four bedrooms in a split bedroom style, two baths, a family room, a great room and a laundry room. Vaulted ceilings with skylights let in plenty of light, while hurricane panels, exterior lighting and motion sensors add a level of protection. Situated on a large lot, the home is just minutes from Wellington’s equestrian venues.

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Sopa de Mariscos is a hearty soup filled with fresh seafood.

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La Fogata Mexican Cuisine has been serving up authentic Mexican dishes and drinks to Wellington locals since 2004. The restaurant is family owned and operated, as owners Nicole Guarino and Pedro Nevares entrust their sister, Cristina Guarino, to manage the business, and niece Silvana Peters to run the bar and serve customers. Together, the family aims to provide guests with an ideal and well-rounded Mexican cuisine experience through the restaurant’s flavorful and classic menu, decor and ambiance. “We offer an experience [that includes] enjoying amazing food, drinks and [being surrounded by] décor that people are always interested in,” Peters said. “It’s all about keeping it authentic and providing an authentic experience.” A typical meal at La Fogata begins

with complementary chips and mild salsa, to which customers can also add freshly made guacamole, queso dip or bean dip. “Our cheese dip has become very popular, as people can now add ground beef or chorizo to their dip,” Peters explained. Also very popular are La Fogata’s Flautas appetizer, which are four chicken-stuffed crispy flour taquitos topped with tomatillo sauce, lettuce, sour cream and cheese. “Our Flautas are so popular that we had to actually start making and

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offering an entrée version of it,” Peters said. “The dish can now come with rice and beans as a full platter.” These starters are nicely paired with one of La Fogata’s homemade slushy margaritas. Although the margaritas are also served on the rocks, Peters explained that through their slushy machine process, the margarita can be concentrated into a stronger and smoother cocktail. wellington the magazine | september 2018


La Fogata manager Cristina Guarino, co-owner Nicole Guarino, Silvana Peters and Alirio Manrique.

“These are the best margaritas in town,” Cristina Guarino said. “People tell me so every day.” Although it may be difficult to pick just one of the many available entrees, La Fogata’s Carne Asada might be the most highly demanded dish. Served with a cheese enchilada, rice, beans, guacamole, sour cream and pico de gallo, the marinated skirt steak is grilled to

perfection and served fresh off the grill. “It’s so popular that we had to make a lunch version of the dish,” Peters said. “We serve it at both dinner time and lunch time.” Another authentic and unique dish is La Fogata’s beautifully presented Sopa de Mariscos. The dish is a tomato-based soup, rich in mahi-mahi, scallops, muscles, shrimp, calamari, crab

legs and topped with fresh cilantro. Another popular choice is La Fogata’s simple, classic and delicious variety of authentic tacos, served on one’s choice of soft corn, crispy corn or flour tortillas. Options include shrimp, beef, chicken, fish and pork. “But when we say beef, chicken and pork, there are still a lot of options. We have ground, shredded and grilled steak for [beef lovers]; for chicken tacos we have shredded or grilled chicken; and tacos al pastor or carnitas for [those who prefer pork],” Peters said. La Fogata has recently started offering some great deals during the week in order to invite more locals to try their delicious food. On Mondays, guests can enjoy $2.99 margaritas all day long. Tuesdays, of course, are for tacos, and patrons have the chance to get $2 tacos all day every Tuesday. On Thursdays, fajita lovers can enjoy steak and

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(Above left) A pulled pork taco on a soft corn tortilla, a ground beef taco on a crispy corn tortilla and a shredded chicken taco on a flour tortilla. (Above right) The Carne Asada is a popular dish at La Fogata. (Left) The restaurant offers a fully stocked bar.

chicken fajitas for just $9.95. Finally, on Sundays, guests can purchase any draft beer for $2 all day long. “We started our taco Tuesdays a while ago, and began all of our other deals at the beginning of August, because we want to attract more locals after season ends,” Guarino said. “Thankfully, it has been popular and growing,” Along with these great deals, La Fogata offers a Monday through Friday happy hour from 4 to 6:30 p.m. through

which guests can enjoy two margaritas for the price of one, and all draft beers and wines for half price. The owners and operators of La Fogata have devoted themselves to providing good food and service to their customers and it has proven to be rewarding in more than one way. “We have been open for so long, and we have so many customers, but we’re lucky to know pretty much 85 percent of our clientele by name. Most of the

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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 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. 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 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

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 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 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 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

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Stonewood Grill & Tavern in the Pointe at Wellington Green serves up exciting flavors in a casually sophisticated setting. Call (561) 784-9796 or visit 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 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 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 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 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

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wellington | calendar Saturday, Sept. 1 • The South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center will host the West Palm Beach Antiques Festival on Saturday, Sept. 1 and Sunday, Sept. 2. Visit www. for more info. • Audubon Everglades will hold a bird walk at STA-1E in Wellington on Saturday, Sept. 1 from 7 a.m. to noon. Advance registration is required. For more info., visit • During the Labor Day holiday weekend, the Wellington Aquatics Complex (12072 W. Forest Hill Blvd.), will be open Saturday, Sept. 1 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 2 from noon to 7 p.m.; and Monday, Sept. 3 from noon to 5 p.m. Following Labor Day, the facility will begin its fall hours of operation. Fall hours are as follows: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; closed on Sundays and Mondays. For more information about the Wellington Aquatics Complex, or fall swim lessons and programs, visit Tuesday, Sept. 4 • Wellington’s Tiger Shark Cove Park Playground (13800 Greenbriar Blvd.) will be closed from Tuesday, Sept. 4 through Friday, Sept. 14 for maintenance. The playground will re-open on Saturday, Sept. 15. For more info., visit www.wellingtonfl. gov. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Clothespin Puppets for ages 5 to 12 on Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 3 p.m. Create quirky puppets with mouths that open and close with a clothespin. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Hooked on Crochet for adults on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Learn beginning techniques or bring current projects to share and work on. Call (561) 7906070 to pre-register. • Audubon Everglades will meet Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m., with light refreshments at 6:30 p.m., at the FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center at 6301 Summit Blvd. The guest speaker will be Celeste De Palma, director of Everglades policy for Florida

Audubon, on “Restoring America’s Everglades: Current State of Affairs and Next Steps.” For more info., visit Wednesday, Sept. 5 • The American Legion Auxiliary Unit #367 of Royal Palm Beach will meet Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 10 a.m. at the Palms West Presbyterian Church (13689 Okeechobee Blvd., Loxahatchee Groves). For more info., call Marge Herzog at (561) 791-9875. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Zen Mind Jars for ages 5 to 12 on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 3 p.m. Create and personalize your own mindfulness jar. Bring a small token or figure to place in your bottle or zen out with an abstract design. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info. Thursday, Sept. 6 • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Too Good for ages 5 to 12 on Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. Join Susan Klarich with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office for after-school activities. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info. • The Wellington Amphitheater will host a free concert by the Wolfepak Band, along with a food truck invasion, on Thursday, Sept. 6 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Visit for more info. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host a Writers’ Critique Workshop for adults on Thursday, Sept. 6 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, Sept. 7 • The Wellington Amphitheater will host a free screening of the movie Goodbye Christopher Robin on Friday, Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m. For more info., visit Saturday, Sept. 8 • The Rotary Club of Wellington invites the community to take part in the inaugural Race for the

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Red & Blue First Responders 5K Run/Walk, formerly called the Jeff Annas Memorial 5K. The race will be held Saturday, Sept. 8 with a start time of 7:30 a.m. at the Wellington Amphitheater on Forest Hill Blvd. Visit for more information. • The Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension will offer a one-day program to focus on tips and techniques on vegetable garden site preparation, seedling establishment, planting, maintenance and harvesting on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hutcheson Agricultural Complex, Exhibit Hall A (559 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach). To register, call Dina Ligotino at (561) 233-1792 or e-mail • The Florida Gun & Knife Show will be held Saturday, Sept. 8 and Sunday, Sept. 9 at the South Florida Fairgrounds. Visit for more info. • The fifth annual Countdown 2 Zero (C2Z) Adoption Event will take place Saturday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at a new location, the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center, located at 9067 Southern Blvd. This free event is the county’s largest annual pet adoption event and will feature close to 1,000 animals seeking new homes. For more info., visit • The Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County will meet Saturday, Sept. 8 at 1:30 p.m. at the Palm Beach County Main Library, located at 3650 Summit Blvd. Cindy Taylor will present “Who Do You Think You Are, USA?” Call (561) 616-3455 or visit for info. • The Wellington Amphitheater will host a free Journey tribute concert by Odyssey Road on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Visit for more info. Tuesday, Sept. 11 • The Wellington Village Council will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Wellington Municipal Complex. Visit for more info.

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wellington | calendar Wednesday, Sept. 12 • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Lego Bricks for ages 5 to 12 on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 3 p.m. Build, imagine and play with Lego bricks. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Anime Nation for ages 12 to 17 on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. View new anime titles in Japanese with English subtitles. Snacks will be provided. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Book Discussion: In the Fall by Jeffrey Lent for adults on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Copies are available at the research services desk. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register. Thursday, Sept. 13 • The Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce will host an economic luncheon Thursday, Sept. 13 at Breakers West Country Club from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. The focus is on mental health and will feature keynote speakers Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw and Dr. Marisa Azaret of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. For more info., visit or call (561) 790-6200. • The Wellington Amphitheater will host a free Neil Young tribute concert by Forever Young, along with a food truck invasion, on Thursday, Sept. 13 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Visit for more info. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host “It’s Time to Talk About It: NAMI Suicide Prevention Workshop for Families” on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 6:30 p.m. Learn, identify, communicate and build a safety net around loved ones who may be thinking about suicide. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register. Friday, Sept. 14 • The West Palm Beach Fall Home Show will be at the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center from Friday, Sept. 14 through Sunday, Sept. 16. For more info., visit

• The Palm Beach Marine Flea Market & Seafood Festival will return to the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center from Friday, Sept. 14 through Sunday, Sept. 16. For more info., visit • The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts will hold a new volunteer orientation on Friday, Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. in the Kravis Center’s Helen K. Persson Hall. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer is encouraged to fill out the application available at Saturday, Sept. 15 • The Loxahatchee chapter of the Florida Trail Association will walk in Okeeheelee Park South (7500 Forest Hill Blvd.) on Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 7:30 a.m. Call Paul Cummings (561) 963-9906 for info. • Wellington will hold a Lakeside Family Fun Day on Lake Wellington behind the Wellington Community Center on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit for more info. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host “With You Venezuela: Musical Presentation by the Papagayo Vocal Ensemble” on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 2:30 p.m. Under the direction of renowned singer and music producer, Claudio Corsi, the Papagayo Vocal Ensemble performs beautiful music from Venezuela and Latin America. Call (561) 7906070 to pre-register. • The Wellington Amphitheater will host a free 1980s tribute concert by On the Roxx on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Visit for more info. Sunday, Sept. 16 • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Funny Bunny Story Time for ages 2 to 6 on Sunday, Sept. 16 at 3 p.m. Hippty-hop on over to enjoy songs, dances, stories and a craft. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info. Monday, Sept. 17 • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive)

will host its STEAM Club for ages 5 to 12 on Monday, Sept. 17 at 3 p.m. Use your engineering skills to design and launch a catapult. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host its Chess Club on Monday, Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. Basic game knowledge is required. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info. Tuesday, Sept. 18 • The Western Business Alliance will hold its monthly breakfast at Mel’s Way Bistro on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 8 a.m. For more information, visit www. Thursday, Sept. 20 • The Wellington Amphitheater will host a free concert by the Samantha Russell Band, along with a food truck invasion, on Thursday, Sept. 20 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Visit for more information. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Perler Bead Explosion for ages 12 to 17 on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. Bring your imagination and creativity to make a picture using Perler beads. Snacks will be provided. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Rock Painting for ages 12 and up on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m. Show your community pride and get involved in the rock painting craze. Paint your own rocks to keep or hide and spread joy to others. Materials will be provided. Call (561) 7906070 to pre-register. • The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts will present comedian Brian Regan on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. For more info., visit Friday, Sept. 21 • The Wellington Amphitheater will host a free screening of the movie Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom on Friday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. For more info., visit

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Saturday, Sept. 22 • The Wellington Amphitheater will host a free Foreigner tribute concert by 4NR2 on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m. Visit for info. Sunday, Sept. 23 • The Wellington Rotary Club will hold a World Peace Day Ceremony at Rotary Peace Park (1825 Royal Fern Drive, Wellington) on Sunday, Sept. 23 at 3 p.m. Call (561) 753-2484 for more info. Monday, Sept. 24 • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Homework Club for ages 5 to 12 on Monday, Sept. 24 at 2 p.m. Enjoy a quiet space to study, read and complete homework. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info. • Wellington Regional Medical Center will present gastroenterologist Dr. Naveen Reddy on “Heartburn Relief: Expert Answers and Solutions” at the Lantana branch library (4020 Lantana Road) on Monday, Sept. 24 at 2 p.m. A complimentary first aid kit will be provided to all attendees. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Medicare 101 on Monday, Sept. 24 at 3 p.m. SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) representatives will give an overview of all Medicare options. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register. Tuesday, Sept. 25 • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Salt Painting for ages 5 to 12 on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 3 p.m. Experiment with salt, glue and watercolors to create some colorful ocean art. Call (561) 790-6070 for more info. • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host Line Dancing for adults on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 6:30 p.m. Beginners and experienced line dancers will learn line dances to keep you movin’ and groovin’. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register. • The Wellington Village Council will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Wellington Municipal Complex. Visit for info. Wednesday, Sept. 26 • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host a Teen Takeover for ages 12 to 17 on Wednesday, Sept. 26 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 info. Thursday, Sept. 27 • The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts will present MNM Theatre Company’s “My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra” from Thursday, Sept. 27 through Sunday, Oct. 14. For more info., visit • The Wellington Amphitheater will host a free concert by the Flyers, along with a food truck invasion, on Thursday, Sept. 27 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Visit for more info. Friday, Sept. 28 • Ghost Tours: An Evening In The Dark will take place Friday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. at Yesteryear Village. For more information, call (561) 790-5232 or e-mail Saturday, Sept. 29 • The 29th annual Gigantic Garage Sale will be held at the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendor space is available. For more info., contact Kayla Cawley at (561) 790-5219 or • The Wellington library (1951 Royal Fern Drive) will host “What’s Killing My Lawn?” on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. Learn basic lawn care tips and problems from Palm Beach County Extension Agent Laurie Albrecht. Call (561) 790-6070 to pre-register. • Lightwire Theater will present “The Ugly Duckling” in the Kravis Center’s Helen K. Persson Hall on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. For more info., visit • The Wellington Amphitheater will host a free Billy Joel tribute concert by Odyssey Road on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m. Visit for more info.

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Wellington The Magazine – September 2018  

September 2018 | ON THE COVER United States Air Force veteran and Wellington pioneer Ken Adams was recently honored by the Wellington Commun...

Wellington The Magazine – September 2018  

September 2018 | ON THE COVER United States Air Force veteran and Wellington pioneer Ken Adams was recently honored by the Wellington Commun...