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Four-time Grammy nominee Hunter Hayes will perform at the 2014 FTI Consulting Great Charity Challenge Saturday, Feb. 1.
The public is invited to West Fest, a country-themed celebration at Royal Palm Beach Commons Park Feb. 28 through March 2.
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Northwood University’s 2014 Auto Show of the Palm Beaches will feature food trucks, family fun and four wheels galore when it hits the campus Feb. 22 and 23.
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Don’t miss this music & food truck festival Wellington’s popular two-day family event returns Feb. 21-22 to the village’s amphitheater featuring great food and amazing tribute bands.
WEST PALM BEACH — Four new business majors and two significant construction projects will lead Northwood University into its 31st year of providing entrepreneurial education to aspiring students from across the globe. “We’re going to be in a growth mode here for the next couple of years,” said Tom Duncan, campus president of the private, nonprofit school in West Palm Beach. “Like any business, you should always have a product in the pipeline.” Popping out of the product pipeline in 2014 will be a series of specialized See Page 18 for study areas, including fashmarketing and merchanAuto Show story ion dising, franchising manageNORTHWOOD UNIVERSITY FACTS: BACKGROUND: Northwood is a private university with
campuses also in Midland, Mich. and Cedar Hill, Texas. The 100-acre West Palm Beach campus opened in 1984.
STUDENT BODY: Northwood University has a total undergraduate and graduate enrollment of about 700 students on the West Palm Beach Campus.
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majors, including Accounting, Automotive Marketing & Management, Finance and Hospitality Management. Northwood also offers an adult degree program as well as Master in Business Administration and Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from the DeVos Graduate School.
FACULTY: The student-faculty ratio is 16-1. Ninety percent of faculty have advanced degrees. ATHLETICS: Home of the Seahawks, the university’s 15
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ment, management of information systems and operations, and supply chain management. They will debut this fall. Sustainability management is a popular major that recently debuted at the university; it examines ways companies can reduce their carbon footprint and environmental impact. Entertainment, Sport & Promotion Management – a take on ESPN – also is gaining lots of interest as a new offering, as are more traditional fields such as hospitality management and international business. However, the university’s signature major is automotive marketing and management. “Northwood has always had an automotive piece because of its Michigan roots,” Duncan said. “It’s just part of the culture. It’s just what we do.” A 19th-century mansion in Alma, Mich. served as the home of the original Northwood University, cofounded by Gary Stauffer
and Arthur Turner in 1959. Stauffer and Turner turned conventional college education on its end with their vision of an institute that would share the American ideals of enterprise and entrepreneurship with the world. The 100-acre Florida campus opened in 1984 amid slash pines, saw palmettos and other native flora and fauna north of Okeechobee Boulevard on Military Trail. Its location has become less remote throughout the decades and is poised to house a 10th building and a second entrance. The new building will provide a state-of-theart classroom, meeting space and a multifunction area that can be used by the public. The new entrance will open up the campus to the shops, restaurants and businesses along Village Boulevard and improve accessibility from I-95. A three-year, $10-million capital SEE NORTHWOOD / PAGE 18 The Julia M. Edwards Bell Tower, built in 2002, extends 60 feet in the air and serves as one of the main campus focal points.
Wellington music store voted No. 1 in nation It may not be on the same level as winning an Oscar, but to Wellington residents Steve & Donna Willey, it comes awfully close. The Willey’s music store, Village Music Wellington, has just been recognized as “Best New Music Dealer in the U.S.” by retail music industry magazine The Music & Sound Retailer. The Willeys accepted the award Friday, Jan. 24 at the magazine’s 28th Annual Music & Sound Awards held during the 2014 National Association of Music Merchants trade show in Anaheim, Calif. “Winning this award is an amazing honor,” said Steve Willey. “To be recognized alongside companies like Fender, Taylor and Yamaha is an incredible commendation. This will move our business forward in so many ways, including opening doors to becoming dealers of brands which would previously have been much more difficult to attain.” Since 1986, The Music & Sound Retailer has awarded what some have called the Oscars of the music products industry. The Music & Sound Awards are the highest honor a manufacturer or dealer within the music industry can receive. Village Music Wellington was one of four stores throughout the country nominated in the single-store category. “This proves to us that following your dreams and working hard at what you love to do will bring success,” said Donna. “We are profoundly grateful to this community for their trust in us and support of our business.” Village Music Wellington opened in late 2012, and has since developed a music lesson program consisting of more than 200 students, as well as a flourishing retail business. For more information about Village Music Wellington, call (561) 798-5334 or go online to villagemusicwellington.com.
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Local Happenings Northwood Village art gallery to host artist reception
Palm Beach Artist Robin Kimball will be the focus of a new art exhibit at OSGS Gallery, 500 Northwood Rd. in West Palm Beach, during a welcome reception Friday, Feb. 7. The reception runs 6 to 8 p.m. Kimball, a native of Massachusetts who studied fine arts at Boston University, maintains a studio at the Armory Art Center. “My work can best be described as modern realism and is heavily influenced by artists such as (Johannes) Vermeer, (Diego) Velasquez, the impressionists and contemporary realists,” she said. For more information, call (561) 833-2223 or go online to osgsart.com.
‘Everglades Then & Now’ theme of upcoming festival
Guest speakers, interesting workshops, hands-on activities, live music and representatives from the Seminole Indian tribe will highlight the 15th Annual Everglades Day Festival, which has the theme “Everglades Then & Now.” An archery demonstration for children and an invasion of food trucks have been added to the event this year. The festival runs 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 at Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, 10216 Lee Rd. in Boynton Beach. Admission is free. Partners include the Audubon Society of the Everglades, Friends of the Loxahatchee, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service National Wildlife Refuge System, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County and the Palm
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Chocoholics beware: The 9th Annual Science of Chocolate event is being concocted at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium and will be ready to be tasted Saturday, Feb. 8 and Sunday, Feb. 9. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, chocolate lovers can indulge in their passions while learning about the health benefits, history and science of the sweet treat. Interactive experiments will be offered, as well as tasting activities with such names as Armpit Fudge, Chocolate Olympic Torches, Chocolate Play-Doh and Senses of Chocolate Station. “The annual Science of Chocolate event continues to help us achieve our new mission to ‘open every mind to science,’” said Lew Crampton, the center’s chief executive officer. Admission is $15 for adults, $13.50 for seniors and $11.50 for children ages 3 through 12. The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is at 4801 Dreher Trail North in West Palm Beach. For more information, call (561) 832-1988 or go online to sfsciencecenter.org.
Concert series gets underway at RPB Cultural Center
This winter brings a specialevents series to Royal Palm Beach that is perfect for families. The village’s popular Community Band will be offering free indoor concerts beginning Tuesday, Feb. 11 at the Royal Palm Beach Cultural Center, 151 Civic Center Way. Showtime is 7 p.m. and refreshments will be served. For more information, call (561) 790-5149 or go online to royalpalmbeach.com.
Vintage motorcycle festival rolls onto Clematis Street
through Sunday, Feb. 16 to the North Palm Beach campus at 821 Prosperity Farms Rd. The two-day event is open to the public. New this year are food trucks, a one-night-only ride wristband and performances by one-man-band Jason Cardinal, students from the School of Rock and a Bon Jovi tribute band. Cardinal will rock the stage Feb. 13 with songs from all genres, and School of Rock will play Feb. 14. On Feb. 15, Livin’ on a Prayer will entertain. Discounted ride tickets can be purchased at the school prior to Feb. 13. General admission is free. For more information and hours, call (561) 622-7171 or go online to stclareschool.com.
MacArthur Under Moonlight concert to feature folk music This month’s MacArthur Under Moonlight concert at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, 10900 Jack Nicklaus Dr., in North Palm Beach, will have guests snapping their fingers and tapping their toes to the folk music of John Shain. The show starts at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 and wraps up at 9 p.m.
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The Episcopal Church Women’s annual bazaar returns for two days to St. David’s in the Pines Episcopal Church at 465 W. Forest Hill Blvd. in Wellington. The bazaar will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15 and 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16. A variety of books, boutique items, bric-a-brac, clothes, crafts, home décor and personal accessories will be for sale, with all proceeds benefiting the church outreach. Homemade chili and corn bread also will be sold. For more information, call (561) 793-1976 or go online to saintdavidsinthepines.org.
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Jazz on the Palm hosts free event on WPB’s waterfront
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Library System’s Acreage Branch will have a Black History Month book discussion on “The Warmth of Other Suns” at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26. The novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson depicts America’s Great Migration through four characters’ individual stories. The 90-minute discussion is free but registration is required. The Acreage library is at 15801 Orange Blvd. in Loxahatchee. For more information, call (561) 681-4100.
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In Brief Hunter Hayes to perform at Wellington equestrian event
Four-time Grammy nominee Hunter Hayes will be the featured performer at the 2014 FTI Consulting Great Charity Challenge Saturday, Feb. 1. The charity show jumping competition takes place at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington and features some of the world’s top equestrians. According to event officials, the charity is on track to raise more than $1.75 million that will be distributed to more than 34 charities. Hayes’ self-titled album garnered three consecutive No. 1 singles while the album itself has been certified platinum. The family-friendly event will also offer dining options, shopping, a petting zoo, magicians, street performers, face painters, carousel rides, children’s fair and more. Doors open at 6 p.m. General admission tickets are $35 and are available by going online to equestriansport.tix.com.
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More than 650 guests clad in elegant red and gold recently attended the 11th Annual JustWorld International Gala at Belle Herbe Farm in Wellington
The tour guide plays the role of Evelyn Chapman, a woman engaged to a returning soldier. “Whether they’re culture and history buffs or just looking for a fun, new way to experience the city, the trolley tours have been a hit with both locals and visitors every year,” said Raphael Clemente, executive director of the Downtown Development Authority. Cost is $5 for adults. Children age 10 and younger are free. For more information, call (561) 833-8873 or go online to wpbgo.com.
Wellington Art Society accepting scholarship applications Photo by Jeroboam Media
Founder and executive director of JustWorld International Jessica Newman along with masters of ceremonies (left) Rocco Mangel and Steve Wilde at the 11th Annual JustWorld International Gala held Jan. 17 at Belle Herbe Farm in Wellington.
to celebrate the work of JustWorld International. The night included human dragons and horses joined in dance, presentations and live and silent auctions. The Grille Fashion Cuisine provided cocktails for the evening. Guests also were presented with gift bags from JustWorld’s newest merchandise sponsor, Masters Equestrian. It was a momentous stride for JustWorld International as they raised more than $440,000 to continue their mission to act as a catalyst for positive change
in the developing world. Rocco Mangel, owner of Rocco’s Tacos, and equestrian commentator Steven Wilde shared master of ceremonies duties for the event. The event commemorated more than a decade of making strides for change to create a just world. Money raised from event will help provide impoverished children in Cambodia, Guatemala, Honduras and Colombia with education, daily meals, medical care and access to leadership and cultural development programs.
Historic trolley tours showcase West Palm’s colorful past West Palm Beach’s popular Historic Trolley Tours are back for the season, with weekly trips at 3 and 4 p.m. every Friday and 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays through April 19. The 45-minute tours educate and entertain riders as they motor past old buildings and local landmarks including the Comeau Building, Pioneer Linens and Harris Music Lofts as they take a step back in time to 1945.
High school seniors in Palm Beach County who plan to attend college and study visual arts can now apply for scholarships offered by the Wellington Art Society. The scholarships are $500 to $1,000 grants and the requirements are a 3.0 GPA in visual arts and a 2.0 grade-point average overall. Completion of three art classes, a written statement of career goals, seven to 10 submitted photographs and a letter of recommendation from a school official is also required. Deadline for applications is March 9. Materials should be sent to the Wellington Art Society, P.O. Box 212943, Royal Palm Beach, Florida 33421. For more information, call (561) 346-0172.
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Holidays just a speed bump on the path to weight loss Now that the holidays are in the rear-vew mirror, eating right will be a piece of cake – that is, birthday cake, anniversary cake … A couple months ago I went in for my annual physical. Most of the news was positive, but the thing that happened at the beginning of the physical bothered me the most – the evil nurse asked me to step on the scale. I knew I had put on a few pounds, but when I stepped on that scale it just kept going and going and going. The first words out of my mouth were, “Your scale must be broken.” With a smile on her face, the nurse replied, “No, it isn’t.” I asked if she was sure and
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
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Brendan Fraser, left, and Vanessa Hudgens in a scene from “Gimme Shelter.”
Bold Hudgens but flat script in ‘Shelter’ By JOCELYN NOVECK AP National Writer
If lofty intentions, determination and hard work were all it took to make a successful movie, then “Gimme Shelter,” a film about teen pregnancy starring former Disney star Vanessa Hudgens, would have it made. Both the actress, who gained weight and made herself strikingly ungainly for the role, and director-writer Ronald Krauss clearly put their all into this film. Krauss went so far as to spend a year at a shelter for pregnant homeless teens; this was a passion project. But passion isn’t always enough. “Gimme Shelter” suffers from stilted dialogue, less than crackling storytelling and vaguely drawn characters. Yes, there are moving moments that will have you shedding a tear. But at times it has all the narrative sophistication and subtlety of a public service ad (and let’s face it, those can make you cry, too). First things first: The title has nothing to do with the Rolling Stones. It refers quite literally to the shelter for homeless, pregnant teens that takes in 16-yearold Apple (Hudgens). Though the film is said to be based on a real story, Hudgens’ character is actually an amalgam of several young women. The shelter is real, as is its admirable founder, Kathy DiFiore, played by Ann Dowd in one of the film’s more appealing and grounded performances. Hudgens appears in virtually every frame, and she does an impressive job creating yet
more distance from her Disney persona, a process she began in earnest with “Spring Breakers.” Those who remember her as the perkily perfect Gabriella in “High School Musical” will truly be shocked at the first sight of her: Standing at a bathroom mirror and chopping off her mangy hair, revealing blotchy skin, dirt-filled fingernails, a nose and lip ring. Apple is in a living hell, sharing a home with her drugaddicted, abusive mother (Rosario Dawson, in an effectively frightening, go-for-broke performance). Desperate to escape, she makes it by bus to the suburban New Jersey McMansion where her biological father (Brendan Fraser), whom she’s never known – he got her mother pregnant as a teenager – lives with his prim wife and two children. They aren’t thrilled at first to see her. Hudgens’ best work here is physical. She eats voraciously, like an animal, and exudes a mix of anger, sadness and deep discomfort. Her spoken lines are less effective, and that’s partly due to a script often filled with clichés. It soon emerges that Apple is pregnant. The film spends no time identifying the father; it’s
all about Apple’s road ahead. And for her father and his wife, that road does not include a baby. They urge her to have an abortion. Heck, they make the appointment. At the clinic, an unsympathetic nurse (it’s not hard to detect this film’s anti-abortion message) tells her to hurry up; she’s keeping the doctor waiting. Apple takes a look at her ultrasound photo, decides she can’t go through with it, and bolts. Her luck turns when an accident lands her in the hospital. There, she meets a chaplain (James Earl Jones) who tries to melt her hostile reserve, get her some religion, and get her to a shelter. Though life for Apple quickly gets better at the shelter – Hudgens cleans up fast, maybe too fast – there’s little dramatic tension in the last act of the film, save two scenes featuring her crazed yet somehow sympathetic mother. The ending feels unrealistic, at least in a long-term sense, but we won’t reveal it here. As for Hudgens, she could have been better served by a more subtly shaded script. In all, though, it’s a promising step in her career.
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Latest fitness trend catching fire at Ultima Fitness Downtown Exclusive to Palms West Monthly
It’s 2014 and with the New Year comes the latest trends in health and fitness. Group fitness has been a major pillar in the gym industry for decades, and over the years trends have shaped the direction of West Palm’s Ultima Fitness Downtown’s 20 years of success. Step rose to fame in the early 90s followed by Tae-Bo in the latter half of that decade. Zumba took the world by storm in the early 2000s and still continues to attract a cult-like following. What’s the latest trend for group fitness? “Barre Physique is the newest craze,” says Ultima’s Group Fitness Director Patti Wilmoth. Barre Physique is a ballet
barre-inspired class that incorporates elements of dance, yoga and Pilates in a cardio strength format. According to Wilmoth, this workout defines, tones and lengthens your muscles in an energetic and invigorating total body workout that will leave you feeling strong, centered and balanced. “If you strive for long, lean muscle tone rather than a more compact look, this is the program for you,” adds Wilmoth. Located in downtown West Palm Beach, Ultima Fitness Downtown added Barre Physique classes in early January. “The response has been overwhelmingly positive,” says Business and Marketing Director Kelly
Colbath. “Ultima’s Barre classes are consistently packed. It’s wild to see how fast the newest trend catches on,” says Colbath. Sure, you can jump into a Barre class because it’s what all your friends are doing. Or maybe it’s because you heard Madonna and Kelly Ripa swear by it. Understandably, these reasons may drive you to see what the craze is all about, but its Barre Physique’s wealth of benefits that will get you hooked. First things first: Barre class requires no experience. The difficulty level of class is all up to the participant. Exercises and movements have modifications for every fitness level and modifications do not affect others in the class, which helps maintain a
non-competitive environment. Instructors have the ability to tailor the exercises based on individual skill and fitness levels, whether you’re starting your fitness journey for the first time or you just danced on stage at the “Nutcracker.” One’s flexibility seems to diminish as the years pass. Not only is Barre great for muscle development, it enhances range of motion, too. Flexibility and strength training parallel each other in this fun, easy-tofollow workout improving posture and reducing joint pain. Yes, the class is built for anyone. Yes, the program will make you stronger and more flexible. Is this why this latest trend has caught on so quickly? Both are
great benefits, but in addition, Barre will help you lose inches. And fast. By targeting major muscle groups, caloric burn is at a high. Sure, you may be sore following the first few classes, but you’ll notice visible results quickly. Taking Barre Physique consistently will allow your body to build more muscle while improving your metabolic rate. The combination of muscle lengthening movements and a great strength workout will leave you feeling and looking longer and leaner. Interested in giving the Barre Physique workout a try? Call Ultima Fitness Downtown at 659-1724 and ask for Kelly Colbath for your free, no-obligation 7-day trial.
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COMMUNITY ROUND-UP / WEST PALM BEACH
Love’s in the air this month in Downtown West Palm From spoiling your sweetie with treats and spa treatments to a romantic movie on the lawn, Downtown West Palm has it covered. February – the month known for romance – is here and I can’t help but look forward to all the yummy, delicious treats and adventurous surprises that are sure to be lavished on me. However, I’d like to go
on record as proposing that Valentine’s Day be changed to Valentine’s Month – after all, aren’t us gals worth an entire month of attention? While it may take some time for that idea to catch on, let me
offer up a few cupid-kissing, hands-holding, sipping and strolling ideas that are sure to leave your special someone thoroughly impressed. I like to refer to these ideas as “Falling in Love with
Downtown West Palm Beach.” Oftentimes, guys send their special someone off for a relaxing day at the spa. But why not turn up the romance meter a bit? In your own private couples suite, you can both enjoy a onehour Swedish massage complete with rose petals, chocolate, wine and beer. It’s the “Couples Quencher Package” presented by the folks at Sanctuary Salon & Spa at 120 S. Dixie Hwy. Be sure to make your reservations early by calling 721-9648. If you both share a love for romantic movies, a date night at Screen On The Green is the ticket – and as luck would have it, Screen On The Green falls right smack on Valentine’s Day! So get ready to cuddle up because “Titanic” will be the featured movie, which starts at 7:30 p.m. Take in the scenery and relax under the stars. Remember to bring your blanket, chairs, and picnic basket. Oh, I forgot to mention this event is free! There’s lots of whispers about people wanting to “pop” the big question, but if you’re not ready, then try some pop-licious sweet treats from Best Darn Kettlecorn at 527 Clematis St. Surprise that special person in your life with sweet cherry popcorn drizzled with rich dark chocolate … yum! Now that’s the perfect chocolate covered cherry treat without the mess!
Stop by this month for all their chocolate-covered delights. Not into sweets? Well, how about sweet rides? The Inaugural Iron & Clematis Vintage Motorcycle Festival rolls into Downtown West Palm Feb. 8 from 2 - 9 p.m. and it’s an event the entire family will love. It promises to be one of the largest vintage motorcycle festivals in Florida with a vintage fashion show, vendors and live music from the Buckleheads, Morgan Bernard Band, Slip and the Spinouts and The Riot Act. Over 250 vintage bikes from motorcycles to scooters will be displayed on the 500 block of Clematis Street. Enjoy this free fun day of family fun. There’s such a wide variety of activities and dining for you to enjoy Downtown, but my wish for you is to do it with love! The Downtown Gal is a regular contributor to Palms West Monthly. She lives, works and plays in Downtown West Palm Beach and keeps readers abreast of the latest events and goings-on throughout the entire year.
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COMMUNITY ROUND-UP / WELLINGTON
Father-Daughter dance, free concerts highlight calendar Wellington’s popular two-day Tribute Music and Food Truck Festival returns Feb. 21-22 By MAYOR BOB MARGOLIS Exclusive to Palms West Monthly
How are your New Year’s resolutions coming along? If you feel you’re losing steam, you’re not alone. We’ve all been at this point, where our commitment to our resolutions start to waver. Stay strong, keep up the good work and treat yourself to Wellington’s fun February events! Our Food Truck Invasion, Green Market, movies and concert series all continue this month. Check the schedule on our website at wellingtonfl.gov for dates and times. As usual, these events are free – just
bring your own seating. Our Tribute Music and Food Truck Festival returns Feb. 21-22! From 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on both days, bring your family to the Amphitheater for a wonderful time full of great food and music. Admission is free. On the 21st, we’ll have a Bruce Springsteen tribute beginning at 6 p.m. and a Bon Jovi tribute starting at 8:30 pm. The following night, at 6 p.m., we’ll have an Elton John tribute followed by a Journey tribute at 8:30 p.m. Feel free to sing and dance along both nights! To all of Wellington’s aspir-
ing superstars, auditions for the 2014 Wellington Idol competition start Feb. 28 at the Amphitheater, and continues the following day on March 1. The semifinals take place March 7, and the finals are set for March 8. See our website for details and eligibility requirements. Each year our community displays incredible talent and I can’t wait to hear all of our contestants’ great voices this year. I hope everyone who attended this year’s Father-Daughter Dance enjoyed themselves. This annual event is one of Wellington’s most cherished, and an opportunity for fathers and daughters to have a magical, fun evening of dinner, music and dancing they’ll never forget. The dance underscores
Wellington’s strong commitment to families and I look forward to it every year. This month, we’ll see ads for all sorts of Presidents’ Day Sales. While you’re out shopping, take a moment to remember that two of our greatest presidents were born this month – George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Their steadfast leadership and lasting contributions were vital in helping establish the peace and freedom we now enjoy. Wellington’s municipal election is on March 11, and I encourage everyone to vote! This is your greatest opportunity to help steer Wellington in the direction you prefer. It’s important to do your due diligence first, such as knowing the candidates’ experi-
ence and where they stand on issues facing our Village. I encourage you to attend community forums to see the candidates discuss these issues. Consider carefully who you feel will make the best decisions on behalf of Wellington’s future. Remember: your voice makes the biggest impact when you vote. I look forward to seeing you all out and about enjoying February’s events. Until next month!
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HOUSTON — An off-duty Houston firefighter made the best of his resources when trying to put out a truck tire fire: He used beer the rig was hauling. Fire Capt. Craig Moreau and his wife were driving home after a trip to Austin when they came upon an 18-wheeler on fire. Moreau and the trucker, whose brake problems started the fire, tried using a small extinguisher. Moreau says he thought the fire was out, but then noticed the blaze had flared up after crawling under the truck to check. The firefighter then asked the driver what he was hauling. When he learned it was beer, he had his solution. Both men began shaking and spraying cans of beer on the blaze, and the fire went out. No injuries were reported.
Mayor gets piece of NYC’s mind on pizza etiquette
NEW YORK — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio got his pizza with smoked mozzarella, sausage and a dash of scandal. The newly installed mayor unintentionally spiced up a political meeting at a Staten Island pizza joint on Jan. 10 by digging into his slice with a knife and fork. That’s a no-no for many New Yorkers, who believe pizza should be folded and eaten with their hands.
Photos of a utensil-wielding de Blasio spread across Twitter and prompted mock outrage, some even calling for his impeachment. It was reminiscent of a “Seinfeld” episode in which characters make a stir by eating a candy bar with flatware. De Blasio, who prides himself on his Italian-American heritage, later explained that he eats pizza the way they do in Italy. He starts with a knife and fork, then uses his hands.
Four kittens pull ‘break-in’ at upstate NY prison
FORT ANN, N.Y. — A litter of kittens has found a cozy home in the least cozy of places – a maximum-security prison in upstate New York. The Post-Star of Glens Falls reports four kittens found their way into the basement of the Great Meadow Correctional Facility in Fort Ann a few months ago. That’s near the Vermont border 55 miles northeast of Albany. The family of feral felines has been cared for by inmates and prison staff, including head electrician Bruce Porter. He arrives at work early so he can tend to the cats, which live in a large cage built by an inmate. Another inmate takes care of the cats on weekends when many prison employees are off. Prison officials say they’re hoping to find the kittens homes among the staff.
Woman finds snake in couch brought home from curb
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A woman who brought home a secondhand couch left on the curb says she ended up finding a snake apparently living under the cushions. Holly Wright tells WZZM-TV that the couch had been in her Grand Rapids bedroom for about two months before the “very lethargic” snake emerged in late December. She says it died before she could get care for the snake. Wright says she isn’t sure where the snake came from, but it may have been there the whole time. She says she thought the couch looked OK when she found it with a sign indicating that it was free for the taking. She says she took off the cushions and cleaned it, but didn’t initially see the snake.
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A small Albuquerque cemetery appears to be the victim of some fowl activity: Someone is leaving dead chickens and bird parts near its headstones. Michael Gabaldon, co-owner of Romero Cemetery, says for two years, dead chickens and chicken parts have been dropped off overnight.
He says the chickens have been left periodically from every day to every two weeks. There also are bones or feathers scattered throughout the cemetery. Gabaldon says he doesn’t know if the chickens are part of a religious ceremony, but he called the bizarre practice disgusting and creepy. He says he hopes to put up a gate to keep cars out at night.
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Iowa man arrested after fight over PB&J sandwiches DES MOINES, Iowa — Police say an Iowa man was arrested after he pulled a knife on his brother during a fight over peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Jerome Davis was arrested Jan. 3, after the confrontation with his brother in their Des Moines home. Both men are in their 50s. Davis’ accuser told police he was angry because he believed his brother was eating too many peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Davis allegedly made three sandwiches and ate them in their living room, and made another less than an hour later. A police report says the brothers began arguing about laziness and over-eating. Davis allegedly pulled out a folding knife and held it to his brother’s face. Davis was charged with domestic abuse with a weapon.
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VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has made another one of his cold calls to wish a group of nuns in a Spanish convent Happy New Year. Only he got their answering machine, instead. “What are the nuns doing that they can’t answer the phone?” Francis asked in the message he left, the recording of which was obtained by Spain’s El Mundo newspaper and broadcast on Italian media on Jan. 4. “This is Pope Francis. I wanted to offer you greetings for the end of the year. Maybe I’ll try to call again later. May God bless you,” he said. Francis has made a habit out of calling people out of the blue, often checking in with
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This Month in History Feb. 14, 1848: President Polk became the first chief executive to be photographed while in office as he posed for Matthew Brady in New York. Feb. 21, 1878: The first telephone directory was issued, by the District Telephone Co. of New Haven, Conn. Feb. 22, 1879: Frank Winfield Woolworth opened a five-cent store in Utica, N.Y. Feb. 5, 1897: The Indiana House of Representatives passed, 67-0, a measure redefining the area of a circle, effectively declaring the value of pi to be 3.2. (The bill died in the Indiana Senate.). Feb. 3, 1943: During World War II, the U.S. transport ship Dorchester sank after being hit by a torpedo. Four Army chaplains – two Protestant, one Jewish, one Roman Catholic – gave their life belts to four other men and went down with the ship. Feb. 7, 1943: The government announced that shoe rationing would go into effect in two days, limiting
consumers to buying three pairs per person for the remainder of the year. Feb. 23, 1945: During World War II, U.S. Marines on Iwo Jima captured Mount Suribachi, and raised the American flag. A larger flag was then brought in to replace the first; the second flag-raising was captured in the famous picture taken by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal. Feb. 9, 1950: In a speech in Wheeling, W.Va., Sen. Joseph McCarthy, R-Wis., charged the State Department was riddled with Communists. Feb. 8, 1968: Three college students were killed in a confrontation with highway patrolmen in Orangeburg, S.C., during a civil rights protest against a whites-only bowling alley. Feb. 10, 1968: Peggy Fleming of the United States won the gold medal in ladies’ figure skating at the Winter Olympic Games in Grenoble, France.
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Horoscope by Madame Hughes Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County is asking for the public’s assistance in finding Palm Beach County’s wanted fugitives. Javon Lusane is a black male born 3-2892. He is 5-feet 10-inches tall and weighs 170 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. He has multiple tattoos. His last known address is Palmetto Drive in West Palm Beach. The suspect is wanted on felony charges of Domestic Battery and Domestic Battery by Strangulation.
John Moreira is a white male born 3-2972. He is 5-feet 8-inches tall and weighs 185 pounds. He has black hair and green eyes. His last known address is Timber Pine Trail in Wellington. The suspect is wanted on a felony charge of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation. Warrants checked on 1-21-14. Remain anonymous (don’t give your name) and you may be eligible for up to $1,000 reward.
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Aries (March 21 – April 20) Between a rock and a hard place it doesn’t really matter what path you choose. And you could leap right out of this mess if you had to. Consider that option. Starting all over again might be a good idea. Taurus (April 21 – May 21) What we don’t know can’t hurt us; until we wind up living in a lie. Sadly disillusioned, at least you’ve woken up. Whether things work or not will depend upon your willingness to face the truth. Gemini (May 22 – June 21) It takes courage to go through test after test, but that’s the deal right now. Too many changes make you wonder when it’s going to stop. Keep your chin up and get ready for another one. It’s not over yet. Cancer (June 22 – July 23) Unresolved issues always have a way of holding us back. With too many old fires to put out it’s hard to move on. Do your best to repair what got broken along the way. Nothing will change until you decide to make a few amends.
Leo (July 24 – Aug. 23) When something isn’t working it’s always best to let it fall apart. You may wonder if you need to stick around long enough to fix this but inside you know that it’ll turn out to be a waste of time. Virgo (Aug. 24 – Sept. 23) You’ve suddenly hit a wall and can’t figure out how to get around it. The last thing you want to do may be exactly what you have to do to get over this hump. That could even include falling in love again. Libra (Sept. 24 – Oct. 23) Someone’s overwhelming need for you is a little over the top. If you feel strangled by all this attention I wouldn’t be surprised. Don’t do anything to feed their obsession. It’s not healthy for either of you. Scorpio (Oct. 24 – Nov. 22) Don’t even bother to resurrect an old relationship. Whomever you’re trying to reconnect with isn’t up for it. And while you think you can bring back the good old days, maybe the good old days weren’t really all that special.
Sagittarius (Nov. 23 – Dec. 21) Don’t over inflate the potential in anything right now. What looks good at the moment could fly south any minute. Instead of expanding, consolidate what you have and keep things as simple as possible. Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 20) Stop fretting over whether or not you’ve said enough or done enough. There’s no way to push the river. Sit back and watch this iron itself out. The less you do the sooner this new project of yours will take off. Aquarius (Jan. 21 – Feb. 19) Stop kidding yourself. Some sort of change is essential. If you think you can keep this up you’re in total denial. Pull your head out of the clouds and get real about the fact that your life needs a makeover. Pisces (Feb. 20 – March 20) Falling for the same old routine is reminding you that loving people involves putting up with their dramas; but only up to a point. Just this once, try detaching from what has nothing to do with you.
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campaign has brought the pair of projects to fruition. “There’s a really good chance we’ll do both this year,” Duncan said. “Before I graduate – that’d be nice,” said Kyle Batta, a junior studying automotive marketing and management. A 21-year-old from Mansfield, Mass., Batta wants to follow in his family’s footsteps by working at a dealership and possibly owning one. He will get a taste of that in February during the Auto Show of the Palm Beaches. “They gave me the award for best display last year, and they asked me to be chairman this year,” Batta said. As chairman, he will head the two-day, 14-hour show that sees between 200 and 300 new vehicles roll onto campus to be marketed by students. “I’m definitely going into the automotive business,” Batta said. “I know I can handle it because I’ve been trained pretty well here. I love my professors.” Batta said he also loves his
classmates, who come from more than two dozen states and nearly 50 countries. “The biggest part of Northwood, to me, is the international aspect,” he said. “It’s like a different sort of person who goes here, and it’s like everybody who goes here is best friends. It’s a very creative school.” As the “very creative school” with the diverse student body turns 30, faculty members are looking forward to its high-tech future while reflecting on its rustic past. “I recall … my drive into campus for my first interview,” professor Cheryl Pridgeon said. “Back then, the front part of the property was not cleared, and … the drive curved through dense woods. For a moment back then, I began to think I was on the set of Deliverance and wondered if there was even a school here.” Northwood University’s graduates have succeeded not only in opening car dealerships but also in inventing products, running resorts and manufacturing products. On Feb. 1,
some of the most distinguished alumni will receive recognition at the Outstanding Business Leader Awards Gala, the proceeds from which benefit scholarship programs. David Fry, the school’s first
president, takes pride in the way the campus was shaped and predicts bright days ahead. “When I became president in 1982, it seemed right to shoot for the stars and to build a West Palm Beach campus
with the idea that the best and brightest from around the world would call it home,” Fry said. “We managed to get that started, and the response was terrific. But the best is yet to come, I feel certain.”
Auto Show of the Palm Beaches set for Feb. 22-23 all students.” The 26th-annual extravaganza at the school will include between 200 and 300 domestic and imported cars, trucks and recreational vehicles selling for between $10,000 and $400,000. Spread across the university’s 100 acres, the show provides the perfect opportunity for car enthusiasts throughout Palm Beach County to browse without sales pressure. “It’s good for their education to plan big events,” campus President Tom Duncan said of the show. “It’s just good for our students to learn all about the cars. I am always amazed at how they just dig in.”
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WEST PALM BEACH — Northwood University’s 2014 Auto Show of the Palm Beaches, themed “Dine, Dream, Drive,” will feature food trucks, family fun and four wheels galore when it hits the West Palm Beach campus Feb. 22 and 23. The annual event also will celebrate the Seahawks’ homecoming, with open houses, men’s and women’s basketball games and a nod to the school’s 30th anniversary. “It’s completely run by us,” auto show captain Kyle Batta said of the two-day, fourwheeled affair. “Dealer contacts, vendors, marketing – it’s
Show hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Feb. 22 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 23. Admission is free. “With automotive marketing and management being one of Northwood University’s unique programs, the university has educated leaders in the franchised automotive-retail market … for the past several decades,” said Suzi McCreery, director of public relations. “Its link to the automotive industry is strong and getting stronger, not just here in the United States but across the globe.” For more information on Northwood’s auto show, call (561) 681-7972 or go online to northwood.edu/pbautoshow.
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