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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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Hope for flooded rescue as donors help animals, plan to raise property
 Barky Pines Animal Rescue and Sanctuary, the animal rescue west of The Acreage that was flooded after last weekend’s storms, has hope thanks to an anonymous donor and a local site development company. Seventy animals had to be evacuated from Barky Pines after several feet of water accumulated across the property, which sits in a neighborhood...

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Barky Pines Animal Rescue and Sanctuary, the animal rescue west of The Acreage that was flooded after last weekend’s storms, has hope thanks to an anonymous donor and a local site development company. Seventy animals had to be evacuated from Barky Pines after several feet of water accumulated across the property, which sits in a neighborhood...
Wellington bucks paper, plans electronic system for storm debris
 The village is moving into the 21st century when it comes to monitoring hurricane debris. The village council on Tuesday night approved as part of its consent agenda a contract to bring in a service that will electronically keep track of how much debris is collected throughout the village following a storm. WELLINGTON READERS: Sign up for...

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The village is moving into the 21st century when it comes to monitoring hurricane debris. The village council on Tuesday night approved as part of its consent agenda a contract to bring in a service that will electronically keep track of how much debris is collected throughout the village following a storm. WELLINGTON READERS: Sign up for...
See which Wellington parks, facilities are open Memorial Day
 Looking for something to do on Memorial Day that involves getting the kids out of the house? Should the sun peek out from the clouds -- rain is possible throughout the day -- several Wellington parks and facilities will be open. The gym at Village Park and Wellington’s Community Center will be closed. But these parks will be open from...

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Looking for something to do on Memorial Day that involves getting the kids out of the house? Should the sun peek out from the clouds -- rain is possible throughout the day -- several Wellington parks and facilities will be open. The gym at Village Park and Wellington’s Community Center will be closed. But these parks will be open from...
Royal Palm Beach ready for expected rainy weekend, official says
 Royal Palm Beach is ready for whatever the weather throws at it this weekend, the village’s engineer said Thursday. A tropical system developing in the Gulf of Mexico is expected to sweep its rain-heavy eastern side over South Florida, with storms set to arrive Friday and continue through Memorial Day.  Royal Palm Beach sustained...

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Royal Palm Beach is ready for whatever the weather throws at it this weekend, the village’s engineer said Thursday. A tropical system developing in the Gulf of Mexico is expected to sweep its rain-heavy eastern side over South Florida, with storms set to arrive Friday and continue through Memorial Day.  Royal Palm Beach sustained...
Acreage officials ready for up to 10 inches of rain this weekend
 Just a week after residents were inundated by torrential rain, officials in The Acreage are bracing for another wet weekend. A tropical system developing in the Gulf of Mexico is expected to sweep its rain-heavy eastern side over South Florida, with storms expected to arrive Friday and continue through Memorial Day.  Crews with the Indian...

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Just a week after residents were inundated by torrential rain, officials in The Acreage are bracing for another wet weekend. A tropical system developing in the Gulf of Mexico is expected to sweep its rain-heavy eastern side over South Florida, with storms expected to arrive Friday and continue through Memorial Day.  Crews with the Indian...
NEW: Wellington prepares for more wet weather — and mosquitoes
 Wellington is bracing for another weekend of wet weather — and a possible increase in mosquitoes.  Forecasters on Thursday gave a tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico a 90 percent chance of development with its water-laden eastern side poised to hit South Florida. Even without the storm, the National Weather Service...

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Wellington is bracing for another weekend of wet weather — and a possible increase in mosquitoes.  Forecasters on Thursday gave a tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico a 90 percent chance of development with its water-laden eastern side poised to hit South Florida. Even without the storm, the National Weather Service...
NEW: Wellington Regional breaks ground for freestanding ER in Westlake
 When shovels hit the dirt Thursday morning in Westlake, they turned the soil where the city’s first non-residential development will sit. A freestanding emergency department run by Wellington Regional Medical Center was approved in February by Westlake’s city council. The nearly 11,000-square-foot facility will be at 16400 Persimmon...

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When shovels hit the dirt Thursday morning in Westlake, they turned the soil where the city’s first non-residential development will sit. A freestanding emergency department run by Wellington Regional Medical Center was approved in February by Westlake’s city council. The nearly 11,000-square-foot facility will be at 16400 Persimmon...
End of an era: Last Friendly’s in South Florida closes its doors
 A sign on the front door of a local restaurant bears the news: “This location of Friendly’s is now closed,” it reads. It’s the end of an era: Friendly’s, the popular Northeast diner chain, has closed its location in front of the Regal Cinemas movie theater on State Road 7 in Royal Palm Beach. It was the final...

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A sign on the front door of a local restaurant bears the news: “This location of Friendly’s is now closed,” it reads. It’s the end of an era: Friendly’s, the popular Northeast diner chain, has closed its location in front of the Regal Cinemas movie theater on State Road 7 in Royal Palm Beach. It was the final...
National portrait chain abruptly closes doors, including in Wellington
 Customers and employees are left with few answers after a portrait studio chain abruptly shuttered all its U.S. locations last week, including one in Palm Beach County. Texas-based Picture People, which had a location at the Mall at Wellington Green, notified its studio managers in a conference call on May 17 that they needed to cease all...

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Customers and employees are left with few answers after a portrait studio chain abruptly shuttered all its U.S. locations last week, including one in Palm Beach County. Texas-based Picture People, which had a location at the Mall at Wellington Green, notified its studio managers in a conference call on May 17 that they needed to cease all...
NEW: What effect will KLX sale have on Wellington’s economy?
 The recent acquisition of a Wellington-based aerospace company has some wondering how the loss could affect the village’s economy. But officials are hopeful the effects will be minimal as KLX Inc. had a relatively small number of employees based in Wellington. Boeing this month announced its plans to acquire KLX — a spinoff of...

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The recent acquisition of a Wellington-based aerospace company has some wondering how the loss could affect the village’s economy. But officials are hopeful the effects will be minimal as KLX Inc. had a relatively small number of employees based in Wellington. Boeing this month announced its plans to acquire KLX — a spinoff of...
Memorial Day events highlight things to do in Wellington, Royal Palm
 Memorial Day events: Wellington will have its annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony. Veterans are invited to walk in the parade that begins at 8:15 a.m. Monday at Village Hall, 12300 Forest Hill Blvd., and ends at the Veterans Memorial at Forest Hill and South Shore boulevards. The ceremony will begin at the memorial at 8:30 a.m. Active...

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Memorial Day events: Wellington will have its annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony. Veterans are invited to walk in the parade that begins at 8:15 a.m. Monday at Village Hall, 12300 Forest Hill Blvd., and ends at the Veterans Memorial at Forest Hill and South Shore boulevards. The ceremony will begin at the memorial at 8:30 a.m. Active...