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Wellington’s Charter Review Task Force February Meeting

The Charter Review Task Force will meet on Monday, February 2, 2015 beginning at 4:00 p.m. in Village Hall, Conference Rooms 1E/1F. Please note the remaining meetings for 2015 have been moved to the first Monday of every month. The Task Force will continue discussions of the existing Village Charter and recommended changes.  
 
To view the Wellington Village Charter please visit the Charter Review Task Force page (http://wellingtonfl.gov/government/agendas/charter-review-task-force.html).  
 
The public is invited to attend each session or watch live on Channel 18 or via the www.wellingtonfl.gov website.  All previous meetings are located on the Village’s website at http://wellingtonfl.gov/news/video-archives/charter-review-task-force.html.
 
For information about other Wellington programs, events, activities, and updates, please visit www.wellingtonfl.gov or watch Channel 18 for the latest happenings.
 

3-on-3 Basketball League

Wellington’s Community Services Department’s 3-on-3 Basketball League is coming to an end!  The Championship game will be played on Thursday, January 29th at the Neil S. Hirsch Boys & Girls Club located at 1080 Wellington Trace from 5:45pm - 7:00pm.  The divisions for this Basketball League are:  Division-I Ages 10-12, Division-II Ages 13-15, and Division-III Ages 16 & up.  
 
For information about other Wellington programs, events, activities, and updates, please visit www.wellingtonfl.gov or watch Channel 18 for the latest happenings.
 

American Heart Association Recognizes Wellington as a Gold Level “Fit-Friendly” Worksite

The American Heart Association has recognized the Village of Wellington as a Gold Level Fit-Friendly Worksite. The award honors the Villages’ commitment to providing physical activity and wellness opportunities for its employees. Wellington is among 38 Palm Beach County companies/organizations deemed “Fit-Friendly” for all of the great things they do for their employees and their health.
 
The Gold Level Fit-Friendly Worksite recognition singles out employers who champion the health of their employees through physical activity support, increasing healthy eating options at work, and promoting a wellness culture. Requirements for Gold level achievement include implementing at least six of the physical activity criteria, two of the nutrition criteria, and one of the culture criteria listed in the application form.
 
Last year, more than 100 Wellington employees participated in Wellness programs offered through the “Commit to be Fit” program. 
 
For information about other Wellington programs, events, activities, and updates, please visit www.wellingtonfl.gov or watch Channel 18 for the latest happenings.
 

Student Artists Invited to Enter Artwork for New Display in Wellington

There’s a new opportunity for young Wellington artists to see their creations on public display. The Village is teaming up with the Wellington Art Society for the “Student Art Program,” which puts youth artwork on display at Village Park.
 
Middle school students who either live in Wellington or attend a Wellington school are invited to deliver their original works of art to Village Park Gymnasium (11700 Pierson Road) on Wednesday, February 11th between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm. The exhibit opens the following day on Thursday, February 12th and artwork will be on display for a three-month rotation ending in May 2015. All artwork must be framed.  The Wellington Art Society will select the artwork for the exhibit.
 
Information and entry forms with program dates and guidelines are available from the Wellington Community Center and Village Park, Monday through Thursday 8:00am to 8:00pm.
 
For information about other Wellington programs, events, activities, and updates, please visit www.wellingtonfl.gov or watch Channel 18 for the latest happenings.
 

Wellington’s Charter Review Task Force January Meeting

The Charter Review Task Force will meet on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 beginning at 4:00 p.m. in Village Hall, Conference Rooms 1E/1F. The Task Force will continue discussions of the existing Village Charter and recommended changes.  
 
To view the Wellington Village Charter please visit the Charter Review Task Force page (http://wellingtonfl.gov/government/agendas/charter-review-task-force.html).  
 
The public is invited to attend each session or watch live on Channel 18 or via the www.wellingtonfl.gov website.  All previous meetings are located on the Village’s website at http://wellingtonfl.gov/news/video-archives/charter-review-task-force.html.
 
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 (ballfields), and Village Park (fields and gym) will be closed for the Martin Luther King holiday on Monday, January 19th. 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’s Charter Review Task Force January Meeting

The Charter Review Task Force will meet on Thursday, January 15, 2015 beginning at 4:00 p.m. in Village Hall, Conference Rooms 1E/1F. The Task Force will continue discussions of the existing Village Charter and recommended changes.  
 
To view the Wellington Village Charter please visit the Charter Review Task Force page (http://wellingtonfl.gov/government/agendas/charter-review-task-force.html).  
 
The public is invited to attend each session or watch live on Channel 18 or via the www.wellingtonfl.gov website.  All previous meetings are located on the Village’s website at http://wellingtonfl.gov/news/video-archives/charter-review-task-force.html.
 
For information about other Wellington programs, events, activities, and updates, please visit www.wellingtonfl.gov or watch Channel 18 for the latest happenings.
 

Wellington Hosts 3-on-3 Basketball League

Wellington’s Community Services Department will be hosting a free, 3-on-3 Basketball League from January 20-29, 2015.  All games will be played Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Neil S. Hirsch Boys & Girls Club located at 1080 Wellington Trace from 5:00pm to 6:30pm.  The divisions for this Basketball League are as follows:  Division-I Ages 10-12, Division-II Ages 13-15, and Division-III Ages 16 & up.  
 
Participation in this 3-on-3 Basketball League is free.  If you are interested please contact Community Services at 561-791-4764.
 
For information about other Wellington programs, events, activities, and updates, please visit www.wellingtonfl.gov or watch Channel 18 for the latest happenings.
 

Fourth Annual Wellington Idol Competition with Cash Prizes Up for Grabs

 Enter now for your chance to win the $500 Grand Prize, or one of three $250 prizes for the runners-up!
 
Contestants must be individual singers at least eight years old as of March 1, 2015. They must reside in Wellington or attend a Wellington school, and cannot be professional performers. Previous grand prize winners from Wellington Idol or Wellington Talent Search are ineligible to compete. Contestants will be divided into three age groups: ages 8 to 12; ages 13 to 17; and ages 18 and up. 
 
To register, contestants must submit an application form, proof of age such as a birth certificate or Photo ID, one head shot, and a short performer biography, along with a non-refundable fee of $25 per individual payable to the Village of Wellington. Contestants must also submit a YouTube link of their performance to Joe Piconcelli, Cultural Programs and Facilities Manager, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Wellington will also accept non-returnable CDs or DVDs of a maximum of four minutes in length in lieu of a YouTube entry. Please be sure to label your disc with your name, age group, title of the piece, and phone number. Registration may be completed at the Wellington Community Center (12150 Forest Hill Boulevard) between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm Monday through Thursday. The deadline to register is March 5, 2015. 
 
For the official rules and application form, visit the Wellington Community Center, or download them online at www.wellingtonfl.gov. For questions, contact Joe Piconcelli, Cultural Program and Facilities Manager, at (561) 791-4756 or via email at 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.

Wellington Residents Get Active

This January, the Village will be participating in the third annual “Let’s Move: Commit to Change Physical Activity Challenge.” The challenge is a county-wide initiative focused on physical activity, nutrition, and health. It will take place from January 10 to January 31, 2015. This local initiative inspires participants to log 30 minutes of physical activity every day. It is part of first lady Michelle Obama’s national “Let’s Move!” campaign.
 
Teams will be created to allow residents, Village employees, local after school programs and sports teams to log their minutes in an effort to contribute to the overall team goal. Participation is open to all. Residents may register by visiting cbs12.com/letsmove and logging their individual minutes.
 
On January 10, 2015 the “Let’s Move” campaign will launch with a kickoff event at Wellington Plaza’s first Wellness Fair hosted by Bainbridge in partnership with Palm Healthcare Foundation. The event will feature healthy cooking demonstrations, healthy food & drink sampling, family activities, fitness classes and demos, health screenings, raffle prizes and giveaways, a live performance by The Voice’s Michaela Page and much more.
 
For information on other Wellington programs, events, activities, and updates, please visit the website at www.wellingtonfl.gov or watch Channel 18 for the latest happenings.
 

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