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This week’s top stories…

New Owners, New Name For Binks Forest Golf Club

Goodbye Binks Forest Golf Club, hello Wellington National Golf Club. When the opportunity presented itself to purchase the Binks Forest Golf Club in western Wellington, business partners Chip Smith and Doug Marty knew they had the chance to begin a special journey… Read more.

Reorganized Wellington Parks & Rec Board Meets

Wellington’s Parks & Recreation Advisory Board met on Monday with several new members. Dr. Samuel Falzone was tapped for another year as chair. Falzone, an obstetrician-gynecologist, has been on the board for eight years and is involved with soccer and other sports… Read more.

Residents Worried About Sober Home In The Area

Several residents of the La Mancha neighborhood turned out with their children to last week’s Royal Palm Beach Village Council meeting to protest a sober home they said is moving into the neighborhood. Charles Rudewick, a 32-year resident of Segovia Court, said a home in the neighborhood was recently purchased with plans to convert it into a sober home… Read more.

PBSC Introduces Campus Provost Dr. Maria Vallejo

Palm Beach State College threw a reception at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center on Tuesday announcing Dr. Maria Vallejo as provost of the Belle Glade and Loxahatchee Groves campuses. Vallejo, a 17-year resident of Wellington, served as provost of the Lake Worth campus for 17 years before taking over as provost of the Belle Glade campus and soon-to-open Loxahatchee Groves… Read more.

RPBHS Principal: Knife Attack An Isolated Incident

Royal Palm Beach High School Principal Jesus Armas attended last week’s Royal Palm Beach Village Council meeting to report on a high-profile stabbing incident that occurred at the school on May 25. “There’s only so much we can talk about because it’s still under investigation,” Armas said at the June 2 meeting… Read more.

Emily Sagovac Named Green Teacher Of The Year

Emily Sagovac of Elbridge Gale Elementary School in Wellington is proud of her green thumb. Sagovac, a fourth-grade science and social studies teacher, was recently named the Green Teacher of the Year and won a $500 award from the Pine Jog Environmental Education Center’s Green Schools program… Read more.

Wellington Board Previews Pending Applications

Wellington’s newly reconfigured Planning, Zoning & Adjustment Board met Wednesday and chose Board Member Elizabeth Mariaca as its chair to replace Carol Coleman, the previous chair, who remains on the board. Aside from Coleman and Mariaca, board members include Tomas “Tommy” Bueno, Kenneth Kopp, Stephen Levin, Jeffrey Robbert and Alan Shullman… Read more.

Pawsitive Program Graduates Second Class

The Pawsitive Direction program pairs prisoners with rescue dogs for them to train. Denise Rock and a rescue organization known as the Loxahatchee Animal Rescue Community (LARC) developed the program to serve both at-risk prisoners and at-risk dogs. Nicole Arndt and Melody Owens run LARC, a foster-based rescue facility… Read more.

Brosseau Commits To Lindenwood For Weightlifting

2016 Wellington High School graduate Alex Brosseau has committed to Lindenwood University to pursue weightlifting. Brosseau recently won the state weightlifting title in the 219-pound weight class with a combined weight of 740 pounds in the bench press and clean and jerk lift. Brosseau swept through Palm Beach County competition, winning first place in the district meet… Read more.

Flag Football League Is Growing Countywide

The National Flag Football League has established itself in Florida and is in its third season at host venue Palm Beach Central High School in Wellington. The league is a nationally recognized organization with groups all over the country. The Wellington venue provides co-ed divisions from ages 5 to 11… Read more.

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