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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COMMENTARY: The importance of showing up on display in Wellington
 Want to effect change? Show up. That’s the message given by local and state officials at two recent public gatherings. One: A workshop to review potential changes to Southern Boulevard/State Road 80. The other: Monday night’s village council meeting, where hundreds of residents made their voices heard in opposition to proposals...

Posted: a day ago

Want to effect change? Show up. That’s the message given by local and state officials at two recent public gatherings. One: A workshop to review potential changes to Southern Boulevard/State Road 80. The other: Monday night’s village council meeting, where hundreds of residents made their voices heard in opposition to proposals...
NEW: Wellington denies Palm Beach Polo, Polo West golf course changes
 In a contentious eight-hour meeting that started on Monday night but ran until nearly 3 a.m. Tuesday, the Wellington Village Council unanimously denied a pair of controversial proposals from developer Glenn Straub. A standing-room only crowd filled council chambers and, numbering in the hundreds, overflowed into the halls and lobby. The majority...

Posted: a day ago

In a contentious eight-hour meeting that started on Monday night but ran until nearly 3 a.m. Tuesday, the Wellington Village Council unanimously denied a pair of controversial proposals from developer Glenn Straub. A standing-room only crowd filled council chambers and, numbering in the hundreds, overflowed into the halls and lobby. The majority...
Operation Wild Stallion targets DUIs, underage drinking in Wellington
 Wellington’s winter equestrian season annually brings people, parties and plenty of traffic — a dangerous mixture that the past few years has sparked enough concern for officials to take action against drunk driving and underage drinking. Operation Wild Stallion, a crackdown by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, already...

Posted: 2 days ago

Wellington’s winter equestrian season annually brings people, parties and plenty of traffic — a dangerous mixture that the past few years has sparked enough concern for officials to take action against drunk driving and underage drinking. Operation Wild Stallion, a crackdown by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, already...
PHOTOS: Vanilla Ice, Winterfest kick off holidays in Wellington
 If “smiles are contagious,” rapper Vanilla Ice just gave Wellington a case of the grins. The Wellington resident and pop culture icon headlined the village’s eighth annual Winterfest on Friday night, kicking off a string of holiday events taking place in Wellington over the next two weeks, including the Wellington Holiday...

Posted: 4 days ago

If “smiles are contagious,” rapper Vanilla Ice just gave Wellington a case of the grins. The Wellington resident and pop culture icon headlined the village’s eighth annual Winterfest on Friday night, kicking off a string of holiday events taking place in Wellington over the next two weeks, including the Wellington Holiday...
Controversial golf course proposals go to Wellington council today
 Two controversial proposals are expected to draw dozens of residents to today’s village council meeting. The applications for changes at Palm Beach Polo Golf and Country Club and Polo West by developer Glenn Straub have led to late nights and dozens of public comments as they came first before Wellington’s Equestrian Preserve...

Posted: 5 days ago

Two controversial proposals are expected to draw dozens of residents to today’s village council meeting. The applications for changes at Palm Beach Polo Golf and Country Club and Polo West by developer Glenn Straub have led to late nights and dozens of public comments as they came first before Wellington’s Equestrian Preserve...
NEW: Fundraiser for survivor of fatal Wellington crash tops $120,000
 An online fundraiser to help cover medical costs for the survivor of a fatal Wellington crash has brought in more than one-fifth its $500,000 goal. The GoFundMe for 24-year-old Elaine O’Halloran has raised $120,202 as of Friday morning. It was created Dec. 5 by David Blake of Pine Hollow Farm in Wellington, where O’Halloran worked...

Posted: 5 days ago

An online fundraiser to help cover medical costs for the survivor of a fatal Wellington crash has brought in more than one-fifth its $500,000 goal. The GoFundMe for 24-year-old Elaine O’Halloran has raised $120,202 as of Friday morning. It was created Dec. 5 by David Blake of Pine Hollow Farm in Wellington, where O’Halloran worked...
With Vanilla Ice headlining, Winterfest returns Friday in Wellington
 For the organizers of Wellington’s Winterfest, you could say anything less than the best is a felony. Now in its eighth year, there will be more to see and do at this year’s event — and of course the return of headliner and Wellington resident Rob Van Winkle, better known as pop culture icon Vanilla Ice. &ldquo...

Posted: 7 days ago

For the organizers of Wellington’s Winterfest, you could say anything less than the best is a felony. Now in its eighth year, there will be more to see and do at this year’s event — and of course the return of headliner and Wellington resident Rob Van Winkle, better known as pop culture icon Vanilla Ice. &ldquo...
New apartments under construction off Southern in Royal Palm Beach
 A new neighborhood in Royal Palm Beach now is under construction. The 392-unit Town Southern apartment complex is being built by The Related Group, a Miami-based developer. The company paid $12.5 million for the site in 2016.  Town Southern sits on 29 acres south of Southern Boulevard and west of State Road 7. When completed, it will...

Posted: 7 days ago

A new neighborhood in Royal Palm Beach now is under construction. The 392-unit Town Southern apartment complex is being built by The Related Group, a Miami-based developer. The company paid $12.5 million for the site in 2016.  Town Southern sits on 29 acres south of Southern Boulevard and west of State Road 7. When completed, it will...
34 years and counting: The man behind Wellington’s holiday parade
 It’s safe to say there might not have been a Wellington Holiday Parade without Dennis Witkowski. The highly anticipated annual event was his brainchild, inspired by the parades of his boyhood in Woodbridge, N.J. When the Palms West Chamber of Commerce — now the Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce — formed...

Posted: 8 days ago

It’s safe to say there might not have been a Wellington Holiday Parade without Dennis Witkowski. The highly anticipated annual event was his brainchild, inspired by the parades of his boyhood in Woodbridge, N.J. When the Palms West Chamber of Commerce — now the Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce — formed...
NEW: World Series pitcher to be special guest in Wellington Holiday Parade
 Two special guests have been announced for this weekend’s Wellington Holiday Parade. Pitcher Brad Peacock of the World Series-winning Houston Astros and 99-year-old World War II veteran James Zell of Wellington -- who turns 100 on Jan. 20 -- will join Sunday’s parade down Forest Hill Boulevard, said Mary Lou Bedford, CEO...

Posted: 9 days ago

Two special guests have been announced for this weekend’s Wellington Holiday Parade. Pitcher Brad Peacock of the World Series-winning Houston Astros and 99-year-old World War II veteran James Zell of Wellington -- who turns 100 on Jan. 20 -- will join Sunday’s parade down Forest Hill Boulevard, said Mary Lou Bedford, CEO...
NEW: Royal Palm Beach to spray for mosquitoes this week
 Royal Palm Beach residents will get some relief from mosquitoes this week.  Village crews will be out each day from sunset -- about 5:30 p.m. -- to no later than 10 p.m. spraying for the pesky bugs, said village Parks and Recreation Director Lou Recchio. Residents are used to hearing the motor on sprayer truck as it comes down the street...

Posted: 9 days ago

Royal Palm Beach residents will get some relief from mosquitoes this week.  Village crews will be out each day from sunset -- about 5:30 p.m. -- to no later than 10 p.m. spraying for the pesky bugs, said village Parks and Recreation Director Lou Recchio. Residents are used to hearing the motor on sprayer truck as it comes down the street...