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Wellington renews farm’s $40,000-a-year lease on K-Park property
 Wellington will extend for another year a lease with a farmer for the village’s sprawling K-Park property. The $40,000-a-year contract was approved Tuesday by Wellington’s village council. It keeps J. Alderman Farms Inc. on the land through at least June 30, 2019. The farm’s use of K-Park has several benefits, village manager...

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Wellington will extend for another year a lease with a farmer for the village’s sprawling K-Park property. The $40,000-a-year contract was approved Tuesday by Wellington’s village council. It keeps J. Alderman Farms Inc. on the land through at least June 30, 2019. The farm’s use of K-Park has several benefits, village manager...
The Loxahatchee Groves farm where horses help humans heal and learn
 Tucked away in this small town, down a narrow road and set away from the bustling coastal cities, is an oasis where humans and horses come to refresh. Dovecot Farm sits on just under 11 acres of farmland off F Road in Loxahatchee Groves. The property is the brainchild of life coach Sarah Palmer. In the peaceful surroundings of Dovecot, she...

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Tucked away in this small town, down a narrow road and set away from the bustling coastal cities, is an oasis where humans and horses come to refresh. Dovecot Farm sits on just under 11 acres of farmland off F Road in Loxahatchee Groves. The property is the brainchild of life coach Sarah Palmer. In the peaceful surroundings of Dovecot, she...
NEW: Crime up slightly in Wellington thanks to car thefts, break-ins
 Wellington’s crime rate rose slightly last year, driven largely by an increase in stolen cars and vehicle burglaries, according to a new report from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. The rate went up 5.2 percent, Capt. Rolando Silva, commander of PBSO’s District 8 in Wellington, told the village council Tuesday night...

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Wellington’s crime rate rose slightly last year, driven largely by an increase in stolen cars and vehicle burglaries, according to a new report from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. The rate went up 5.2 percent, Capt. Rolando Silva, commander of PBSO’s District 8 in Wellington, told the village council Tuesday night...
La Mancha traffic calming plans in Royal Palm Beach: How to learn more
 A busy residential thoroughfare in Royal Palm Beach could receive some relief from speeding vehicles looking to avoid the busy intersection of Royal Palm Beach and Okeechobee boulevards. La Mancha Avenue is eligible for traffic-calming measures, according to a survey completed for the village by consultant Simmons and White. The survey also...

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A busy residential thoroughfare in Royal Palm Beach could receive some relief from speeding vehicles looking to avoid the busy intersection of Royal Palm Beach and Okeechobee boulevards. La Mancha Avenue is eligible for traffic-calming measures, according to a survey completed for the village by consultant Simmons and White. The survey also...
Final lakeside event of season, free concert this weekend in Wellington, Royal Palm
 Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out one of these events: Last Lakeside Family Fun event of the season: Wellington will have its final Lakeside Family Fun event of the spring before the summer heat arrives. The Family Fun Night has a “Lei’d Back Luau” theme and will be from 4:30 to 7...

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Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out one of these events: Last Lakeside Family Fun event of the season: Wellington will have its final Lakeside Family Fun event of the spring before the summer heat arrives. The Family Fun Night has a “Lei’d Back Luau” theme and will be from 4:30 to 7...
‘Safety alert’ Facebook post an example of good intentions gone awry
 In the age of social media alerts, viral Facebook posts and public shaming, something occurred in our own backyards last week that can serve as an example to everyone: What you see on social media rarely tells the entire story. Take it with a grain of salt. I first saw this Facebook post Thursday afternoon in a group for Wellington moms....

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In the age of social media alerts, viral Facebook posts and public shaming, something occurred in our own backyards last week that can serve as an example to everyone: What you see on social media rarely tells the entire story. Take it with a grain of salt. I first saw this Facebook post Thursday afternoon in a group for Wellington moms....
NEW: Royal Palm Beach to have Wednesday green market through summer
 As Florida heats up and Palm Beach County cities wind down their popular weekend green markets, one village is gearing up for a new kind of farmers market. Royal Palm Beach’s village council last week gave the OK for a new Wednesday green market and bazaar, an evening version of the popular Sunday event. RELATED: Crime down in Royal...

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As Florida heats up and Palm Beach County cities wind down their popular weekend green markets, one village is gearing up for a new kind of farmers market. Royal Palm Beach’s village council last week gave the OK for a new Wednesday green market and bazaar, an evening version of the popular Sunday event. RELATED: Crime down in Royal...
PBSO Operation Wild Stallion ends with increase in DUIs, traffic stops
 An effort to curb underage drinking and driving in Wellington has wrapped up for the season — but that does not mean it’s over. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office’s Operation Wild Stallion launched in December in the wake of a November crash on South Shore Boulevard that killed two young equestrians and left another...

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An effort to curb underage drinking and driving in Wellington has wrapped up for the season — but that does not mean it’s over. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office’s Operation Wild Stallion launched in December in the wake of a November crash on South Shore Boulevard that killed two young equestrians and left another...
‘Safety alert’ Facebook post an example of good intentions gone awry
 In the age of social media alerts, viral Facebook posts and public shaming, something occurred in our own backyards last week that can serve as an example to everyone: What you see on social media rarely tells the entire story. Take it with a grain of salt. I first saw this Facebook post Thursday afternoon in a group for Wellington moms....

Posted: a day ago

In the age of social media alerts, viral Facebook posts and public shaming, something occurred in our own backyards last week that can serve as an example to everyone: What you see on social media rarely tells the entire story. Take it with a grain of salt. I first saw this Facebook post Thursday afternoon in a group for Wellington moms....
NEW: Seafood Festival moves from West Palm to Royal Palm Beach
 The event formerly known as the West Palm Beach Seafood Festival is moving to Royal Palm Beach’s Commons Park. The logistical challenges of hosting a large, one-day event in a bustling downtown were cited by organizers as the reason for the decision. It is the second large festival to move west seeking more room. Bacon and Bourbon Fest...

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The event formerly known as the West Palm Beach Seafood Festival is moving to Royal Palm Beach’s Commons Park. The logistical challenges of hosting a large, one-day event in a bustling downtown were cited by organizers as the reason for the decision. It is the second large festival to move west seeking more room. Bacon and Bourbon Fest...
Crime down in Royal Palm Beach despite rise in stolen cars, PBSO says
 Royal Palm Beach’s crime rate dropped last year despite a rise in vehicle thefts and break-ins, according to a new report from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. The overall rate dropped 6.6 percent, said Capt. Ulrich Naujoks, commander of PBSO’s District 9, who presented the annual crime report to Royal Palm Beach&rsquo...

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Royal Palm Beach’s crime rate dropped last year despite a rise in vehicle thefts and break-ins, according to a new report from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. The overall rate dropped 6.6 percent, said Capt. Ulrich Naujoks, commander of PBSO’s District 9, who presented the annual crime report to Royal Palm Beach&rsquo...
NEW: Garlic Fest drops to two days from three in suburban Lake Worth
 A popular festival approaching its 20th anniversary is dropping its days from three to two, the event’s organizer said Monday. Garlic Fest for years has been a three-day affair featuring food, drinks, rides, entertainment and vendors. The event’s offerings won’t change — but its duration will cutting out the Friday...

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A popular festival approaching its 20th anniversary is dropping its days from three to two, the event’s organizer said Monday. Garlic Fest for years has been a three-day affair featuring food, drinks, rides, entertainment and vendors. The event’s offerings won’t change — but its duration will cutting out the Friday...
Wellington water plant lauded; $16 million in work to begin this year
 Wellington’s water treatment plant has received a prestigious state award, as village officials gear up for a multimillion-dollar project to replace an aging part of the facility. At a conference last week, the American Water Works Association’s Florida Section named the plant on Wellington Trace the Most Improved Water Treatment...

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Wellington’s water treatment plant has received a prestigious state award, as village officials gear up for a multimillion-dollar project to replace an aging part of the facility. At a conference last week, the American Water Works Association’s Florida Section named the plant on Wellington Trace the Most Improved Water Treatment...
Wellington adds equestrian camps to summer camp lineup
 Registration is open for Wellington’s summer camp programs, and the village this year is expanding its offerings with new equestrian camps. Wellington is working with Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center to offer the camps, which are for children of “all abilities,” the village said in a news release. Ages 12 to 16 can take...

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Registration is open for Wellington’s summer camp programs, and the village this year is expanding its offerings with new equestrian camps. Wellington is working with Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center to offer the camps, which are for children of “all abilities,” the village said in a news release. Ages 12 to 16 can take...
Wellington to offer free clinics for National Pickleball Month
 April is National Pickleball Month — yes, that is a thing — and Wellington is celebrating by offering two free clinics on the sport. The village added pickleball to its sports lineup last month after calls from residents for a space where the sport, which is growing in popularity, can be played. WELLINGTON READERS: Sign up for...

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April is National Pickleball Month — yes, that is a thing — and Wellington is celebrating by offering two free clinics on the sport. The village added pickleball to its sports lineup last month after calls from residents for a space where the sport, which is growing in popularity, can be played. WELLINGTON READERS: Sign up for...
NEW: Wellington’s free events draw hundreds to Lake Wellington
 When Wellington launched its Lakeside Family Fun series earlier this year, Michelle Garvey was given a daunting task: Draw residents to a recreational feature they may not know exists. The events were designed to bring attention to Lake Wellington, a mile-and-a-half long lake that runs from South Shore Boulevard at the south to Wellington...

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When Wellington launched its Lakeside Family Fun series earlier this year, Michelle Garvey was given a daunting task: Draw residents to a recreational feature they may not know exists. The events were designed to bring attention to Lake Wellington, a mile-and-a-half long lake that runs from South Shore Boulevard at the south to Wellington...
Free concerts, Earth and Arbor days events this weekend in Wellington
 Tallahassee update: Two state lawmakers will provide a legislative update during Royal Palm Beach’s village council meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Village Meeting Hall, 1050A Royal Palm Beach Blvd. State Sen. Bobby Powell and state Rep. Matt Willhite will give the council the latest information from Tallahassee. For more information...

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Tallahassee update: Two state lawmakers will provide a legislative update during Royal Palm Beach’s village council meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Village Meeting Hall, 1050A Royal Palm Beach Blvd. State Sen. Bobby Powell and state Rep. Matt Willhite will give the council the latest information from Tallahassee. For more information...
Wellington asks court to hold Straub in contempt as soccer continues
 The village has asked a judge to punish a developer for holding soccer games in violation of a court order that said the games need to stop. Last week, Judge David French ruled that Sunday soccer games on a field just south of Forest Hill Boulevard at Palm Beach Polo Golf and Country Club violate Wellington’s code and must stop, at...

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The village has asked a judge to punish a developer for holding soccer games in violation of a court order that said the games need to stop. Last week, Judge David French ruled that Sunday soccer games on a field just south of Forest Hill Boulevard at Palm Beach Polo Golf and Country Club violate Wellington’s code and must stop, at...
LATEST: Wellington tears down house filled with toxic mold
 Where once there was a multifamily home riddled with mold, by Saturday evening there were piles of rubble. A contractor hired by Wellington began Friday to demolish a property the village had determined was unsafe after inspectors found high levels of mold, including Stachybotrys, better known as toxic black mold. WELLINGTON READERS: Sign...

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Where once there was a multifamily home riddled with mold, by Saturday evening there were piles of rubble. A contractor hired by Wellington began Friday to demolish a property the village had determined was unsafe after inspectors found high levels of mold, including Stachybotrys, better known as toxic black mold. WELLINGTON READERS: Sign...
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