Kristina Webb

Kristina Webb covers Wellington and Royal Palm Beach for The Palm Beach Post. She grew up in Palm Beach County and is a 2010 graduate of Palm Beach Atlantic University. Since joining The Post in 2015, she has been digital editor with the business, watchdog and politics teams, and also was transportation reporter. Follow on Twitter

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With cash on the line, Wellington Idol registration opens
 Registration is now open for the seventh annual Wellington Idol singing competition, the annual event that draws performers from across the village who sing their hearts out for glory and cash. This year, a $500 grand prize is on the line with three $250 runners-up. There will be three age groups: ages 8 to 12, 13 to 17 and 18 and up. The...

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Registration is now open for the seventh annual Wellington Idol singing competition, the annual event that draws performers from across the village who sing their hearts out for glory and cash. This year, a $500 grand prize is on the line with three $250 runners-up. There will be three age groups: ages 8 to 12, 13 to 17 and 18 and up. The...
Dressage program carries legacy of young equestrian killed in crash
 The legacy of a young man killed in a crash in Wellington in November is being championed by his mother and the village’s equestrian community through anti-drunk driving programs and a new scholarship for young, promising dressage riders. Anne Baber Wallis traveled from her home in Kentucky to announce the Unicorn Scholarship in memory...

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The legacy of a young man killed in a crash in Wellington in November is being championed by his mother and the village’s equestrian community through anti-drunk driving programs and a new scholarship for young, promising dressage riders. Anne Baber Wallis traveled from her home in Kentucky to announce the Unicorn Scholarship in memory...
NEW: Wawa, Aldi proposed for spot on Southern Boulevard
 Loxahatchee Groves residents got their first look at a developer’s preliminary plans to bring a gas station, bank and grocery store to a vacant piece of land on the outskirts of town. The development for the northeast corner of South B Road and Southern Boulevard would include a Wawa, Chase Bank and Aldi. RELATED: Loxahatchee Groves...

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Loxahatchee Groves residents got their first look at a developer’s preliminary plans to bring a gas station, bank and grocery store to a vacant piece of land on the outskirts of town. The development for the northeast corner of South B Road and Southern Boulevard would include a Wawa, Chase Bank and Aldi. RELATED: Loxahatchee Groves...
NEW: Popular Wellington playground closing temporarily for two days
 One of Wellington’s most popular playgrounds will close for two days this week as crews perform work.  Scott’s Place Playground, 12190 Forest Hill Blvd., will be closed Wednesday and Thursday as the foundation is poured for a new shade structure that will be installed at the park, the village said in a news release. Weather...

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One of Wellington’s most popular playgrounds will close for two days this week as crews perform work.  Scott’s Place Playground, 12190 Forest Hill Blvd., will be closed Wednesday and Thursday as the foundation is poured for a new shade structure that will be installed at the park, the village said in a news release. Weather...
NEW: Royal Palm Beach mayor, councilwoman draw challengers in election
 One councilman will retain his seat while the mayor and a councilwoman face challengers after qualifying closed Wednesday for the upcoming Royal Palm Beach village council election. Mayor Fred Pinto will face challenger Martha Webster in the March 13 election, in a repeat of the 2016 mayoral election in which Webster lost by nearly 1,400...

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One councilman will retain his seat while the mayor and a councilwoman face challengers after qualifying closed Wednesday for the upcoming Royal Palm Beach village council election. Mayor Fred Pinto will face challenger Martha Webster in the March 13 election, in a repeat of the 2016 mayoral election in which Webster lost by nearly 1,400...
Polo player’s cancer story inspires daylong fundraiser in Wellington
 For more than a decade, Wellington resident Brandon Phillips did not want to talk about his cancer. He was cancer-free after overcoming stage four non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma when he was 15. As the years went on, Phillips ran from anything that reminded him of his illness — even the image of a bald person on TV. “I was at a polo...

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For more than a decade, Wellington resident Brandon Phillips did not want to talk about his cancer. He was cancer-free after overcoming stage four non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma when he was 15. As the years went on, Phillips ran from anything that reminded him of his illness — even the image of a bald person on TV. “I was at a polo...
Loxahatchee Groves sees new council member; 3 qualify for open seat
 The Loxahatchee Groves Town Council has a new member after qualifying for two open seats closed at noon Tuesday. Joyce Batcheler will occupy Seat 3, currently occupied by Councilman Ryan Liang. Three people qualified for Seat 1, including incumbent Ronald Jarriel and challengers Neil O’Neal III and Phillis Maniglia. The election for...

Posted: 6 days ago

The Loxahatchee Groves Town Council has a new member after qualifying for two open seats closed at noon Tuesday. Joyce Batcheler will occupy Seat 3, currently occupied by Councilman Ryan Liang. Three people qualified for Seat 1, including incumbent Ronald Jarriel and challengers Neil O’Neal III and Phillis Maniglia. The election for...
NEW: Hydrant work prompts boil-water notice for Wellington street
 Water for Wellington homeowners on Trianon Place in the Versailles neighborhood will be temporarily shut off Wednesday as utilities crews make a hydrant valve repair, the village said Tuesday. The shut-off will happen at 9 a.m. Wednesday for homes from 10424-10481 Trianon Place. A precautionary boil water notice will be in effect for those...

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Water for Wellington homeowners on Trianon Place in the Versailles neighborhood will be temporarily shut off Wednesday as utilities crews make a hydrant valve repair, the village said Tuesday. The shut-off will happen at 9 a.m. Wednesday for homes from 10424-10481 Trianon Place. A precautionary boil water notice will be in effect for those...
THINGS TO DO: Food trucks and free yoga in Wellington and Royal Palm
 Looking for some fun this week? Check out these upcoming events. 1. Food Truck Invasion and free concert. Wellington’s popular weekly series continues, with food trucks at the Wellington Amphitheater, 12100 Forest Hill Blvd., from 5-9:30 p.m. Thursday. This week’s performance is from the Gypsy Lane Band, which hits the stage at...

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Looking for some fun this week? Check out these upcoming events. 1. Food Truck Invasion and free concert. Wellington’s popular weekly series continues, with food trucks at the Wellington Amphitheater, 12100 Forest Hill Blvd., from 5-9:30 p.m. Thursday. This week’s performance is from the Gypsy Lane Band, which hits the stage at...
PHOTOS: Workers begin assembling massive Ferris wheel at fair
 Workers at the South Florida Fair on Monday began assembling the Midway Sky Eye, the largest portable observation wheel in North America. Once completed, it will tower 155 feet above the midway and stand twice as tall as the previous large Ferris wheel featured at the fair. It’s so tall that it required special clearance from the Federal...

Posted: 6 days ago

Workers at the South Florida Fair on Monday began assembling the Midway Sky Eye, the largest portable observation wheel in North America. Once completed, it will tower 155 feet above the midway and stand twice as tall as the previous large Ferris wheel featured at the fair. It’s so tall that it required special clearance from the Federal...
COMMENTARY: Why I loathe these 3 Wellington / Royal Palm intersections
 Season is in full swing in Palm Beach County and in Wellington and Royal Palm Beach we can mark its presence with our white-knuckle grips on our steering wheels. Yes, for many of us, season equals traffic and there are a few spots that induce stomach-churning emotions. Here are three intersections I try to avoid: It was like Facebook read...

Posted: 6 days ago

Season is in full swing in Palm Beach County and in Wellington and Royal Palm Beach we can mark its presence with our white-knuckle grips on our steering wheels. Yes, for many of us, season equals traffic and there are a few spots that induce stomach-churning emotions. Here are three intersections I try to avoid: It was like Facebook read...