Palms West Journal- July 2022

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WELLINGTON • ROYAL PALM BEACH • WEST PALM BEACH • LOXAHATCHEE GROVES • THE ACREAGE Volume 1, Number 10

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U.S. Polo Association buys Wellington club

Palm Beach State College celebrates 5 years at Loxahatchee Groves campus

Palm Beach Atlantic awards scholarships

The Loxahatchee Groves campus is the newest location of Palm Beach State College. Covering 75 acres, the campus reflects the changing educational and technological requirements of specific programs and University provides Palm Beach Atlantic onsite and remote has awarded fourlearning. of its seniors

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Westlake Commerce Center adds to city’s real estate boom The development consists of developing a 227,000-squarefoot of office, warehouse and distribution center. The project is expected to be completed by the middle of 2023.

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Community prepares for big hurricane season Forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center say 2022 will mark the seventh consecutive year with increased hurricane activity. The center predicts 14 to 21 named storms during the 2022 Atlantic season, including 6 to 10 hurricanes. See how the community is preparing.

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Pilot player plays the ball at the US Polo Association Championship final in their win against La Elina at The International Polo Club Palm Beach, now the USPA National Polo Center-Wellington. By Michelle Morrison Palms West Journal

Local officials are excited about the USPA’s The U.S. Polo involvement in the comAssociation has bought munity. Wellington Village the International Polo Club Manager Jim Barnes said, Palm Beach in Wellington, “Wellington welcomes which now will be called the USPA’s purchase of the USPA National Polo the former IPC facility Center-Wellington, or NPC. and the establishment of The 161-acre purchase the National Polo Center, includes several fields, the which will ensure polo’s clubhouse shop, and the permanent and important social club and its amenipresence in the village for ties, including a pool, a the mutual benefit of the gym and tennis courts. polo community and vilThe sale is part of the lage residents.” Wellington 3.0 strategy, The NPC will still host which focuses on buildthe Gauntlet of Polo but ing a long-term success also intends to use the plan for Wellington and facility to help grow playthe equestrian venues and ers at the medium- and lifestyle elements associlow-goal levels. The facility ated with it, Wellington will enable the USPA to Equestrian Partners host tournaments, develop managing partner Mark young players and build Bellissimo said. “We chose a community that will the USPA over competattract and retain players ing offers and real estate and sponsors across all development strategies to levels. ensure that this fundamen“The investment in a tal pillar of the Wellington high-profile Sunday field equestrian domain will will enable the sport and be here for the next 100 brand to control our destiyears.”

ny for future generations,” said Michael Prince, the president and CEO of USPA Global Licensing. “With a global footprint across 190 countries, we view the Sunday field as a unique opportunity to highlight USPA’s authentic connection to the sport and build additional global brand awareness. Additionally, this opportunity will cre-

ate an epicenter of polo to promote not only high-goal events such as the Gauntlet of Polo, but also other best-in-class opportunities at all levels supporting key polo competitions and demographics, such as international, low-goal, medium-goal, women’s, intercollegiate, interscholastic, youth and many others.”

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Tournament trophies for the C.V. Whitney Cup, U.S. Polo Association Gold Cup and the U.S. Open Polo Championship.


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FACES & PLACES

Palm Beach State College celebrates 5 years at Loxahatchee Groves campus

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PBSC President Ava L Parker, J.D., Dr. Dennis Gallon, Trustee Wendy Link and Dean Kimberly Lancaster prepare to cut the cake at the Loxahatchee Groves campus five-year anniversary celebration.

By Linda Beaulieu Palms West Journal A celebration on May 10 marked the fifth anniversary of Palm Beach State College’s Dennis P. Gallon Loxahatchee Groves campus. After their regular meeting, the college’s board members joined the community for an outdoor reception with music, refreshments and a

speech by Dean of Academic Affairs Kimberly Lancaster, among others. She emphasized the importance of celebrating a successful five years of educational excellence and continued growth after the struggles of the pandemic the past two years. Lancaster described the role of the college in providing education and career pathways in arts, health and

computer science which will help local businesses. “The Loxahatchee Groves campus is very important to Wellington as it not only reflects the workforce of the area, but more specifically the unique needs of the Wellington business community,” said Scott Sweigart, the president of the Wellington Chamber of Commerce. “As a medical hub, the talent com-

ing out of this campus will no doubt be our future leaders and workforce in Wellington.” Named in honor of a former Palm Beach College president, the Dennis P. Gallon Loxahatchee Groves campus opened Feb. 27, 2017, and serves more than 5,000 students per year. Gallon, who attended the celebration, shared his pride in the institution and everything it is

doing to help the educational needs of the community. Wellington Village Mayor Anne Gerwig and Loxahatchee Groves Mayor Robert Shorr expressed excitement about the expansion plans for the campus. The current building, named after philanthropist Frank DiMino, houses classrooms, computer labs and a 250-seat lecture hall. The recent addition of a virtual anatomage lab that uses 3D technology has been added to health sciences education. A library, made possible through the generosity of Julie and John Kime, is in the works for the third floor of the existing building. The Loxahatchee Groves campus is the newest location of Palm Beach State College. Covering 75 acres, the campus reflects the changing educational and technological requirements of specific programs and provides onsite and remote learning. The college partners with community organizations such as Loxahatchee Groves Elementary School to offer educational initiatives like professional development for elementary school teachers on STEAM Day (science, technology, engineering, art and math). During the fifth anniversary celebration, the college and partners reaffirmed their commitment to collaborate for the benefit of the community.

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Easter Island comes to Mounts Botanical Garden By Mel Page Palms West Journal Journey to Easter Island without leaving West Palm Beach through Mounts Botanical Garden’s new installation in its Tropical Forest Garden. Rapa Nui (Easter Island) is a special territory of Chile in the Pacific Ocean. Rapa Nui’s moai statues are known for their unusually sculpted faces and meaning. Mounts’ replica statues, designed by artist Dennis MacDonald, are now part of the permanent collection. Each statue was created with poured concrete, then stained to appear weathered. They look much like the Easter Island moai. The tribute includes one of the moai dressed in a red pukao, or hat, and standing 20 feet tall. The two smaller moai beside it sit atop smooth stone. Attendees will learn about moai and the Rapa Nui culture. The Easter Island sculptures were seen to represent religious and political power. It was believed that moai contained mana, a magic passed through to the community members once the statue’s eyes were carved. Moai sculptures have large, broad noses, prominent chins, rectangle ears, and deeply carved eyes. The building of the sculptures contributed to the deforestation of Easter

Moais in Rapa Nui National Park on the slopes of Rano Raruku volcano on Easter Island, Chile.

Island, which led to the demise of the culture. Mounts Botanical Garden contains 25 garden areas and more than 6,000

species of tropical and subtropical plants. The garden partners with the University of Florida and nonprofit organization Friends of the Mounts

Botanical Garden. The Tropical Forest Garden with its moai exhibit is included with Mounts admission and is free to members and children under 6. For nonmembers, admission is $12 for adults; $10 for seniors 65 and older, college students, and people with military ID; and $5 for children ages 6 to 17. Mounts is open Tuesday through Sunday, June through October, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with extended hours starting in November. The garden is at 531 N. Military Trail in West Palm Beach.

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SCENEFRONTIER LAST FROM WEST PALM by Aaron Wormus | awormus@palmswestmonthly.com

Westlake Commerce Center adds to city’s real estate boom Palms West Journal A partnership between Fort Lauderdale-based Mitchell Property Realty and Atlanta-based Ridgeline Property Group has set the stage for the first office/ industrial development in Westlake. The partnership has purchased 17.5 acres for $8 million to build Westlake Commerce Center within the 50-acre Westlake Landings. Ed Mitchell, a principal at Mitchell Property Realty, said population growth will ensure the success of the project. “With the population exploding in Westlake and surrounding communities, I think we will be attractive to any company seeking a regional distribution or last-mile facility.” The project consists of developing a 227,000-square-foot of office, warehouse and distribution center. The industrial section will have 32-foot ceilings and will be configured for a single user or multiple 10,000-square-foot users. Mitchell expects to break ground in the fall and have the project completed by the middle of 2023. Westlake Commerce Center is one of many developments in Westlake. Under construction are a

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VILLAGE LIFE

Palm Beach Cultural Council awards Wellington artist By Linda Beaulieu Palms West Journal

Palm Beach Cultural Council grant winner Michelle Hundt.

Photo by Palm Beach Cultural Council

Michele Hundt has received a $10,000 grant from the Palm Beach Cultural Council as the recipient of this year’s Dina Baker Fund for Mature Female Artists. Her work is highlighted at an exhibition in the Donald M. Ephraim Family Gallery at Lake Fort Worth Beach, the Cultural Council’s headquarters, until July 30. The center is open from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. The award is funded by local artist Dina Baker, who has supported the Cultural Council for many years. Recipients can use the grant for professional development, including equipment and supplies, as well as health care or living expenses. “It was a great surprise and an honor to receive this grant,” Hundt said. “To have Dina Baker recognize my work and my passion of fine art was an unbelievable honor, and it’s validation that I’m going in the right direction. When I got to (Palm Beach County), I decided to pursue my passion — what came from the heart. After doing commercial art for so long, I found myself again.” Hundt’s talents range from fine art to fashion. After completing her education at the Cooper School of Art in

Cleveland, she worked as an artistic director or designer for multiple Midwestern companies. Her paintings have been featured in galleries throughout the country, including at The Paint Store and Stephen Johnson Framing in West Palm Beach. With bright colors and striking emotion, Hundt’s work covers genres including abstract and figure paintings, as well as equine artwork. She creates artistic expressions of moments in time. Most recently, she has been inspired by nature, exploring the cypress swamp and creating paintings that highlight the extremes in light and darkness. Previous Dina Baker Fund for Mature Female Artists winners include Batia Lowenberg, Glenda Green, Debra Yates and Hegina Rodrigues. By providing a headquarters for the artistic community, the Cultural Council has benefited residents and artists and fostered a creative community. Local artists have a place to highlight their work inside the historic Robert M. Montgomery Jr. Building, the council’s headquarters in Lake Worth Beach. Visit palmbeachculture. com for more information about the Cultural Council and michelehundt.com for details about the artist.

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BrightBike links bicycles to intercity rail By Michelle Morrison Palms West Journal

Brightline expanded its services in South Florida this spring with an eco-friendly twist. Along with Related Cos., the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority and Micromobility Management, Brightline introduced BrightBike in March, a bikeshare program with a fleet of 150 pedal bikes and 17 parking stations throughout the city. Brightline is a high-speed rail line running between West Palm Beach and Miami, with a stop in Fort Lauderdale. “We are creating alternative modes of transportation for our riders to easily get to their final destination,” said Patrick Goddard, the president of Brightline. The 30-pound bikes have three speeds and can be reserved with a QR code at the docking stations or on the

BrightBike app, allowing riders to take out and return bikes at any time. The BrightBikes can be rented by the hour or day for as little as $1 per 30 minutes. Monthly memberships will be offered soon, starting at $20, and will have a reciprocity program for riders who use Citibike in Miami, creating a seamless transportation experience. “We are working to make our mobility network even more efficient by providing safe, equitable and sustainable transportation options,” West Palm Beach Mayor Keith A. James said in a statement. “BrightBike will play a key role in helping us carry out this vision, which will improve the quality of life for all who live and work in our city.” The 17 docking stations are spread across the city at grocery stores, apartment complexes and the waterfront. Key stations include the Tri-Rail WPB station, City Hall, Clematis Street and the WPB Convention Center. “BrightBike is an excellent addition to the growing set of mobility options available in the downtown district,” said Raphael Clemente, the executive director of the Downtown Development Authority. “And not only is it a functional addition, but a really fun one as well, adding to the identity of downtown West Palm Beach as a vibrant, accessible and thriving area.” Visit the BrightBike website, www.gobrightbike.com, for more information, or use the QR code here to download the app and get riding.

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Cultural Council puts local artists onstage for summer series Saturday, Aug. 6 Spred the Dub One of South Florida’s favorite reggae bands will play a mix of original songs and a tribute to The Clash, the English punk rock band from the 1970s. Saturday, Aug. 20 The Lubben Brothers The triplets and one younger brother are a Cultural Council favorite and are returning to close out the summer series. They are a high-energy acoustic folk group who specialize in vocal harmonies and an eclectic blend of folk instruments.

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By Michelle Morrison Palms West Journal The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County’s Summer Performing Arts Series is back and live for the first time since 2019. During July and August the council has a lineup of local artists ready for many nights of dance and music at its Lake Worth Beach Main Gallery. “We’re ecstatic to invite locals” to the first live concert series in three years, Cultural Council President and CEO Dave Lawrence said. “Reflecting our mission to

nurture the arts locally, the series will feature a fantastic lineup of local artists. This is a wonderful chance to support Palm Beach County’s cultural community and enjoy exhilarating summer evening performances at a unique historic space.” Here is the schedule for the Summer Performing Arts Series: Saturday, July 2 Demetrius Klein Dance Company The company has performed “hard-core modern

All performances take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the council’s main gallery at 601 Lake Ave. in Lake Worth Beach, with doors opening at 5:30. Tickets are $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers or $10 for standing room only. VIP tickets, which are $30 for members or $35 for nonmembers, include reserved seating and one drink. Tickets are on sale at www.palmbeachculture. com/summer. The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County also features works from local artists at its Roe Green Uniquely Palm Beach Store. The council is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 12 to 5 p.m.

dance” since 1986. On the eve of Demetrius Klein’s 60th birthday, we can expect excerpts of works that span from the company’s inception to today. Saturday, July 9 J.M. and The Sweets Led by Palm Beach-based singer/songwriter Josh Miles, J.M. and The Sweets is a South Florida soul band that has also been described as soulful and bluesy. The band’s debut EP, “Sol Village,” was released in 2017 through Stank Records.

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LOCAL HAPPENINGS

Royal Palm Beach is hosting three days of fun for the Fourth of July Sponsored by the Village of Royal Palm Beach

Events kick off Saturday, July 2, with the start of Weekend Spectacular, which consists of two days of live music, food trucks and bounce houses at Commons Park in Royal Palm Beach. Festivities take place from 4 to 9 p.m. and live music begins at 6 p.m. Performers include Blues Brothers and Van Halen tributes. After the Weekend Spectacular is the Star Spangled Spectacular Independence Celebration on July 4. The celebration features a petting zoo, a rock wall, kayaking, paddleboarding, golfing, volleyball tournaments, craft vendors, a bungee

trampoline, face painting, a bounce houses, and a grand fireworks finale. The events are free, but bring money for food and extra fun. The Star Spangled Spectacular starts at 1 p.m. on July 4 and wraps up at 10 p.m. Live music opens with 56 Ace at 6 p.m. followed by a Bee Gees tribute band playing two shows starting at 8 p.m. Kayaking and paddleboarding are available sunrise to sunset. The golf tournament runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the volleyball tournament kicks off at 11 a.m. The grand fireworks show starts at 9 p.m. Both events are at Royal Palm Beach Commons Park, 11600 Poinciana Blvd.

Concert in the Park performance at Commons Park.

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Food stands at Commons Park.

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THE VILLAGE IDIOT by Jim Mullen LOCAL HAPPENINGS Okeeheelee kicks off July with a ‘Birth-Deer Bash’ Date: July 2 at 10 a.m. Location: Okeeheelee Park 7715 Forest Hill Blvd West Palm Beach, FL 33413 Price: $3 to attend. Okeeheelee’s “Birth-Deer Bash,” an educational program for all ages, celebrates the resident deer herd’s birthdays. Participants can feed birthday treats to the deer and partake in a themed craft.

Shakespeare by the Sea returns to Jupiter for 32nd season Date: July 7 - 10 & 14 - 17, 6:30 p.m. Location: Seabreeze Amphitheater 750 S.R. A1A Jupiter, FL 33477 Price: Free ($5 recommended) “Richard II” is hitting Palm Beach County for the Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival’s 32nd season of Shakespeare by the Sea. Shakespeare by the Sea is a nonprofit organization started in 1998 to keep Shakespeare’s plays alive. The Shakespeare Festival receives funding via grants, sponsorships and individual donations. “Richard II,” or “The Life and Death of King Richard the Second,” tells

of the final two years of the English king’s life from 1398 to 1400. The historical play delves into themes of family loyalty and the flaws of the monarchy. Honor is also analyzed, specifically the appearance of honor and its impact on thinking. This is an all-ages event complete with a playground nearby. The event is also pet-friendly for well-behaved, leashed dogs. Concessions are available at the park, and attendees are welcome to bring food and drink. The play is free to attend, though $5 donations are suggested. Shows are July 7 to 10 and July 14 to 17 at the Seabreeze Amphitheater in Carlin Park, Jupiter. Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m., and the performance starts at 8. The outdoor performance is a cultural partnership between the Shakespeare Festival and the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department. Individuals and businesses can contact Elizabeth Dasiell at elizabeth@pbshakespeare.org about sponsoring Shakespeare by the Sea. Seabreeze Amphitheater is an entertainment facility with room for 2,000 people located at 750 S.R. A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477.

Nature classes heat up at Mounts Botanical Garden Date: July 8, 10 a.m. Location: Mounts Botanical Gardens 531 N Military Trl West Palm Beach, FL 33415 Nada Virgili will teach “Can You Stand the Heat? Plants That Love Florida Summers” on July 8 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The class, about plants that thrive in hot Florida temperatures, particularly tropical vegetables that are healthy and tasty, costs $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers.

USA Archery and the National Field Archery Association. The class takes place July 16 at noon. Practiced archers can partake in “Open Range Archery.” Like “Archery 101,” this class uses USA Archery- and NFAA-certified staff as archers shoot at targets from varying distances. The class is July 16 at noon, concurrent with “Archery 101.” Equipment is provided for both archery courses.

Radical reptiles come to Daggerwing Nature Center Date: July 16, 10:30 a.m. Location: Daggerwing Nature Center 11435 Park Access Rd Boca Raton, FL 33498 Price: $3 per person

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Archery classes open at Riverbend Park Date: July 16, 12 p.m. Location: Riverbend Park 9060 W. Indiantown Rd Jupiter, FL 33478 Price: $10 per person “Archery 101” teaches beginners 8 and older all the basics, including safety. The instructors are certified by

“Radical Reptiles” is a familyfriendly program with some of Daggerwing’s reptiles July 16 at 10:30 a.m. A Daggerwing Park naturalist will lead to program and participants will get to meet some radical reptiles. Daggerwing Nature Center in Boca Raton includes a 3,000-square-foot exhibit hall, an art gallery, a butterfly garden, a boardwalk with two trails and an observation tower to view the diverse flora and fauna.


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LOCAL &HAPPENINGS FACES PLACES Art and Jazz Festival Held in Delray Date: July 27 at 6 p.m. Location: W Atlantic Ave between 3rd and 6th Delray Beach, FL

Art & Jazz on the Avenue is back for another night of music, art and culture in downtown Delray Beach on Wednesday, July 27, at 6 p.m. Hosted by the Downtown Development Authority in partnership with the Merchant and Business Association, the event will take place on West Atlantic Avenue between Third and Sixth avenues. The street will be closed to traffic. The event is free and designed for all ages. The West Atlantic neighborhood will be bustling with live music, art, pop-up activities and refreshments. Local merchants will offer special promotions during the festival. Photo booths, face painting and art creations are included.

“Art & Jazz on the Avenue has always been a highlight for both locals and visitors, along with a piece of the fabric which revitalized downtown,” said Laura Simon, the executive director of the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority. “This year we celebrate the relaunch with our merchant and business partners throughout all of downtown Delray Beach.” This year is extra-special because 2022 marks the Downtown Development Authority’s 50th anniversary. The mission of the authority is to ensure the economic vitality of the area. Working with the Delray Beach Merchant and Business Association, it plans events and projects that encourage visitors and residents to shop, explore and seek entertainment in downtown Delray Beach. Check out downtowndelraybeach. com for more details and information as well as a calendar of events.

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Community prepares for big hurricane season Make an Emergency Plan Before the National Hurricane Center issues a storm warning, have an emergency plan in place. Discuss it with your family, and share it with others outside the area. Store emergency numbers in your cellphone, and keep a handwritten list on the refrigerator or in a place where all members of the family know how to access it. Find the nearest shelter and various routes to get there. Click here to find the most updated list of Palm Beach County shelters, including options for individuals with disabilities or pets. Stay Informed

By Mel Page Palms West Journal Forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center say 2022 will mark the seventh consecutive year with increased hurricane activity. The center predicts 14 to 21 named storms during the 2022 Atlantic season, including 6 to 10 hurricanes and 3 to 6 major events. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30.

Here are some resources to bookmark and keep close. - Sign up at fl-wellington. civicplus.com/130/Alerts to receive emergency alerts from the Village of Wellington. This free service provides updates on severe weather. - Go online to member.everbridge.net/index/892807736726195#/ signup for Palm Beach County’s emergency notification system (ALERTPBC). You can choose to receive texts or calls when emergencies arise.

- Residents of Royal Palm Beach can use an interactive map to check if you are in a flood zone and prepare accordingly. - Visit Palm Beach County’s website for any current warnings and additional information on how to prepare and stay safe this hurricane season. - In West Palm Beach you can sign up for hurricane e-notifications at www.wpb. org/our-city/neighborhoodresources/hurricane-readiness-guide/hurricane-enotification-sign-up.

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Endangered Red-Crowned Crane born at Palm Beach Zoo

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By Mel Page Palms West Journal A baby bird has arrived at Palm Beach Zoo. Obi, an endangered red-crowned crane, hatched May 4 after incubating for 35 days. The chick’s parents, mother Akai and father Yuki, are experienced partners familiar with raising young. The chick is on track with red-crowned crane milestones and will reach his full height of about 4½ feet at approximately 3 months old.

Despite his “Star Wars” birthday, Obi is not named for Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi, but for a part of a Japanese kimono, a nod to the hatchling’s Asian origins. Native to Russia, China, Mongolia and Japan, redcrowned cranes live 30 to 40 years and produce two eggs with an incubation period between 29 and 34 days, though it is common for only one egg to survive. Seen as a symbol of loyalty in Asian cultures, redcrowned cranes often mate for life, as is the case with Akai and Yuki. The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society announced Obi to the public May 20, Endangered Species Day. Red-crowned cranes are endangered because of the loss of breeding and wintering grounds in wetlands, caused by human destruction. Officially, the birds are “vulnerable” on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species. Agricultural, industrial and economic human impacts have caused the loss of land for cranes and other birds. Aside from whooping cranes, red-crowned cranes are the most endangered cranes in the world, with probably fewer than 2,000 adults in the wild. In the early 1900s the birds were believed to be extinct. Captivity breeding plays an essential role in the

survival of the species. The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservatory is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, which is dedicated to animal welfare and conservation. What started over 50 years ago in West Palm Beach as the Dreher Park Zoo changed its name to the Palm Beach Zoo in 1997 and the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society in 2014 to reflect its support for protecting wildlife through conservation efforts. Obi and his parents are safely nestled within the zoo and can be seen by visitors. The zoo is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. Tickets are $24.95 for adults, $22.95 for those 60 and older, $18.95 for children 3 to 12 and free to younger children. Visit palmbeachzoo.org/generalinfo for information on tickets and group rates.

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American Humane pairs service dogs with veterans By Michelle Morrison Palms West Journal

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