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Featured photo events this week include: Toastmasters Club Presents SpeakFestRadio Club Takes Part In Field DayKids Enjoy ‘Cave Quest’ At St. Peter’sYard Sale Raises Money For Barky PinesSummer Boat Show At The Fairgrounds and more.

This week’s top stories…

Wellington Council To Return Fluoride Into Water

The Wellington Village Council reinstated water fluoridation after an almost four-hour public forum on Tuesday that included dentists and pediatricians speaking in favor and members of the Fluoride Action Network speaking against. The village started fluoridation in 1999, but it was discontinued in 2014… Read more.

Four Candidates File For Seat 2 On ITID Board

Four candidates have filed to seek Seat 2 on the Indian Trail Improvement District Board of Supervisors. Incumbent Supervisor Gary Dunkley will face challengers Ryan Bernal, Steve Roberts and Tim Sayre on the Aug. 30 primary election ballot. Three candidates, incumbent Supervisor Michelle Damone and challengers Betty Argue and Keith Jordano, are vying for Seat 4… Read more.

Two New Supervisors Claim Seats On Board

Two new supervisors — Anita Kane and Simon Fernandez — were elected to the Loxahatchee Groves Water Control District Board of Supervisors at the district’s annual landowners meeting Monday, unseating 18-year veteran Supervisor David DeMarois by a wide margin. Former Supervisor John Ryan chose not to seek re-election… Read more.

Cultural Center Expansion Plans Moving Ahead

It will be two years before the project is completed, but plans are being finalized for the long-awaited expansion of the Royal Palm Beach Cultural Center. Village officials conducted a workshop in February regarding the facility’s expansion, and now the results of that workshop are coming into place… Read more.

WRMC Shows Off Renovated Maternity Area July 11

With almost 200 babies born a month at Wellington Regional Medical Center, hospital officials recently renovated and expanded the 30-year-old post-partum unit. The unit will be unveiled to the public Monday, July 11 during a community open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m… Read more.

Wellington Honors Retiring Clerk Awilda Rodriguez

The Wellington Village Council and Florida Association of City Clerks honored retiring Village Clerk Awilda Rodriguez for her 32 years of service on Tuesday. Mayor Anne Gerwig read a proclamation recognizing Rodriguez on her June 30 retirement. Rodriguez began her career in 1984 as a computer operator in the accounting department when Wellington was still run by the Acme Improvement District… Read more.

New LGWCD Board Of Supervisors Reviews Budget

The newly configured Loxahatchee Groves Water Control District Board of Supervisors reviewed the proposed $1.48 million budget for fiscal year 2016-17 on Monday, particularly $85,000 it expects to receive from the Town of Loxahatchee Groves, which has not yet approved payment for road maintenance the district performed… Read more.

RPB To Hold Annual Senior Expo July 22

Royal Palm Beach will hold its second Senior Expo on Friday, July 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will take place in the Royal Palm Beach Cultural Center at 151 Civic Center Way. The expo itself will be in the auditorium, but various health screenings will be done in a separate room… Read more.

Wellington Foundation Provides Camp Scholarships

Wellington Community Foundation board members met with campers from Wellington’s Parks and Recreation Department on Tuesday morning. The foundation, a nonprofit organization designed to improve the lives of Wellington residents, provided five Wellington children with camp scholarships for eight weeks, explained Tom Wenham… Read more.

Chamber Learns About Local Tourism Opportunities

Ashley Svarney, a Wellington resident and director of public relations at Discover the Palm Beaches, was the keynote speaker at the Wellington Chamber of Commerce’s luncheon Wednesday, June 29 at the Wanderers Club. “At Discover the Palm Beaches, our goal is to bring tourists to the Palm Beaches,” Svarney said… Read more.

Rugby Players Participate In All-Star Tourney In N.C.

Several players of the local Wizards Rugby Club had been selected to play on the Florida Juice all-star rugby team, which participated in the Regional Cup Tournament in Charlotte, N.C., held June 17-19. The tournament drew all-star teams from 12 other states as well… Read more.

Wellington Hosts FL High School 7-On-7 Tourney

On Saturday, June 25, the Wellington High School football program hosted its first 7-on-7 tournament sponsored by the Florida High School 7v7 Association. The tournament drew schools from Palm Beach, Broward and Indian River counties. Schools in attendance were host Wellington, William T. Dwyer, Vero Beach, Piper and J.P. Taravella high schools… Read more.

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