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The Village of Wellington Education Committee Impressed with Keely Spinelli Grant Results

In July of 2013, the Village of Wellington Council pledged their commitment to education by offering financial assistance to Wellington’s public schools. The Keely Spinelli grant offers additional support to all eleven Wellington public schools whose students fall within the lowest 25% in reading and/or math and can be used to provide programs, instructional materials and/or equipment to supplement the school curriculum.  
 
On August 14, 2014 each grant recipient provided a summary to the Education Committee outlining their progress over the last academic year and highlighting their individual successes.
 
Based on the summaries, approximately 1,154 students received additional support in reading and over three hundred received assistance in math.  Of the students receiving additional reading support, 73% achieved growth and of the students receiving additional math support, 83% achieved growth.
 
Education Committee Chair, Marcia Hayden states, “these improvements by our students have been the direct result of the Village of Wellington’s commitment to the education of its children.”
 
Committee Member Michelle McGovern stated “through these one-of-a-kind grants, the Village of Wellington, its leaders and its residents demonstrated their unwavering commitment to ensuring that ALL of the Village's public schools remain among the highest performing in Palm Beach County.”
 
For information about other Wellington programs, events, activities, and updates, please visit www.wellingtonfl.gov or watch Channel 18 for the latest happenings.
 

Wellington Community Services Gets Residents Talking in Folkestone

On Wednesday, September 3, 2014 Wellington’s Community Services Department will conduct a Walk & Talk along Folkestone Circle. Neighborhood advocates, code compliance officers, and PBSO deputies will be in the community from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. to hear residents’ concerns and discuss neighborhood issues.
 
If you live along Folkestone Circle and would like to receive a visit from our Walk & Talk team please call Community Services at 561-791-4796.
 
For information about other Wellington programs, events, activities, and updates, please visit www.wellingtonfl.gov or watch Channel 18 for the latest happenings.
 

Don’t Miss Wellington’s 2014 Fall Festival at Village Park

Grab a costume and get ready for an evening of family-friendly “spooktacular” fun at Wellington’s Fall Festival on Saturday, October 18th from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Village Park (11700 Pierson Road). Visit our Haunted Hallways if you dare, or visit our petting zoo, hay rides, trick or treating, face painting, bounce houses, on-stage performances and more! There will also be a costume contest with prizes for 1st through 3rd place in each of the following age groups: under 3; ages 4 to 6; ages 7 to 10; ages 11 to 14; and 15 and older.
 
Unlimited all access bracelets are required for activities and are on sale beginning August 19th at Village Park (11700 Pierson Road) and the Wellington Community Center (12150 Forest Hill Boulevard) at a cost of $7 for children and $5 for adults. On the day of the event, bracelets are $10 for children and $5 for adults. 
 
For more information about Wellington’s Fall Festival, call Village Park at (561) 791-4005. This event is made possible by our sponsors: Whole Foods Market, Wellington Preservation Coalition, Chik-fil-A, and Flannigan’s. For sponsorship opportunities, call the Wellington Parks and Recreation Department at (561) 791-4082.
 
For information about other Wellington programs, events, activities, and updates, please visit www.wellingtonfl.gov or watch Channel 18 for the latest happenings.
 

Wellington Parks Holiday Hours

Wellington’s Olympia Park, Tiger Shark Cove (ball fields) and the Village Park gym will be closed for the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 1st.  Village Park (outside areas and restrooms only), the Tiger Shark Cove playground, Scott’s Place, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Everglades Habitat (Section 24) and the Wellington Green Park (10-acre site) will be open until 5:00 p.m.
 
For information about other Wellington programs, events, activities, and updates, please visit www.wellingtonfl.gov or watch Channel 18 for the latest happenings.

Wellington Gym Closure

The Wellington Gymnasiums at Village Park will be closed all day beginning Thursday, August 28th through Monday, September 1st in observance of the Labor Day holiday.  As in past years, during this time, annual scheduled maintenance will be performed on the gym floor surfaces.  The gyms will re-open on Tuesday, September 2nd for regular programming.  Program registrations can be done online at www.wellingtonfl.gov or at the Wellington Community Center (12150 Forest Hill Blvd) during the closure.
 
For information about other Wellington programs, events, activities, and updates, please visit www.wellingtonfl.gov or watch Channel 18 for the latest happenings.
 

Wellington to Host 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at Patriot Memorial

The community is invited to join Wellington’s Council at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 11th, 2014 to honor the victims of 9/11 at a remembrance ceremony at the Patriot Memorial located next to Village Hall at 12198 Forest Hill Boulevard. The Village Council will share their thoughts and lay a memorial wreath for those lost and affected by the attacks. The guest speaker will be John Napolitano, a Wellington resident, who lost his FDNY member son, Lt. John P Napolitano, Fire Rescue 2, in the tragedy.  
 
Wellington dedicated its Patriot Memorial three years ago on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The memorial includes one of the largest steel beams salvaged from the World Trade Center as well as an eternal flame, fountain and etched glass panels inscribed with the names of the victims. 
 
Patriot Memorial sponsorships, including personalized brick pavers, are still available through the Wellington Community Foundation. For more information, contact Susan Trzepacz at (561) 791-4000 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
 
For information about other Wellington programs, events, activities, and updates, please visit www.wellingtonfl.gov or watch Channel 18 for the latest happenings.
 

Early Bird Bingo August Date has Changed

Wellington seniors are invited to come out for a morning of fun, refreshments, and prizes! For only $3 seniors can participate in Wellington’s August session of Early Bird Bingo, sponsored by Humana. Originally scheduled for August 27th, Early Bird Bingo will now be held on Wednesday, August 20th from 10:00 am to approximately 12:00 pm at the Wellington Community Center (12150 Forest Hill Boulevard). Doors will open at 9:30 am. There will be NO bingo on August 27th.
 
For information about other Wellington programs, events, activities, and updates, please visit www.wellingtonfl.gov or watch Channel 18 for the latest happenings.
 

Wellington Community Services Gets Residents Talking in White Pine

On Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 Wellington’s Community Services Department will conduct a Walk & Talk along White Pine Drive. Neighborhood advocates, code compliance officers, and PBSO deputies will be in the community from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. to hear residents’ concerns and discuss neighborhood issues.
 
If you live in the White Pine community and would like to receive a visit from our Walk & Talk team please call Community Services at 561-791-4796.
 
For information about other Wellington programs, events, activities, and updates, please visit www.wellingtonfl.gov or watch Channel 18 for the latest happenings.
 
 

Stonegate Community Holds Neighborhood Watch Meeting

On Thursday, August 7th, 2014 members of the Stonegate neighborhood watch are meeting at the Pinkney residence at 6:30 p.m. for their 3rd quarter meeting. 
 
Neighborhood advocates and PBSO Deputies will be on hand to discuss community crime trends, offer crime prevention tips and discuss grant opportunities exclusive to active watch groups.
 
If you are interested in starting a neighborhood watch in your community please call Community Services at 561-791-4796.
 
For information about other programs, events, activities and updates please visit www.wellingtonfl.gov or watch Channel 18 for the latest happenings. 

TICKETS NOW ON SALE Murder Mystery Dinner Theater Returns to Wellington!

The Village of Wellington is excited to announce the return of the popular Murder Mystery Dinner Theater on Saturday, September 27th! The theme for the mystery is “Murder at the Speakeasy” and will feature actors portraying characters from the prohibition era.  Join us as “Bugsy Malone” opens his new speakeasy in Wellington, much to the dismay of his competitors.  Attendees are encouraged to come in costume and prizes will be given out at the end of the evening.  This year, the Murder Mystery will take place at the Wellington Community Center.  
 
Tickets are $45 per person and are on sale now at Village Park (11700 Pierson Road) and the Wellington Community Center (12150 Forest Hill Blvd). A table of eight can also be reserved for a discounted price of $315. The ticket price includes dinner, beer, and wine. This is an adult themed event; however, Wellington will provide free on-site child care for children ages 5 to 12 only, including pizza and plenty of fun activities. The child care room will be separate from the event.
 
This event is expected to sell out, so make sure to reserve your seats today!
 
For information about other Wellington programs, events, activities, and updates, please visit www.wellingtonfl.gov or watch Channel 18 for the latest happenings.
 

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