Wellington

Wellington Council Trims Proposed Acme Rate Hike

By at July 25, 2014 | 12:05 am | 0 Comment

Wellington Council Trims Proposed Acme Rate Hike

Most Wellington taxpayers will see a higher Acme Improvement District drainage assessment next year, but not the $100 increase initially proposed. At a meeting Tuesday, the Wellington Village Council set its preliminary drainage assessment at $230 per unit — up $30 from the $200 drainage fee last year, but less than the $300 proposed in the draft budget. The extra more...

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Biotech Firm Works To Bypass Bacterial Resistance Problem

By at July 25, 2014 | 12:05 am | 0 Comment

Biotech Firm Works To Bypass Bacterial Resistance Problem

Antibiotic resistance is one of the most significant threats to today’s healthcare system, and that was the concern Wellington resident Tony Brazzale had in mind when he founded Gordian Biotechnologies Inc. With a strong medical chemistry background, Brazzale has been in the forefront of science and business for the past 19 years. He has worked with numerous more...

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Wellington Council Rejects Engineer’s $23 Million Stormwater Plan

By at July 25, 2014 | 12:05 am | 0 Comment

Wellington Council Rejects Engineer’s $23 Million Stormwater Plan

The Wellington Village Council on Tuesday rejected its engineer’s report recommending $23 million in flood prevention measures, saying that it did not cite enough positive results to justify the cost. However, council members agreed to a $30 increase in assessments for the Acme Improvement District in order to step up maintenance on the village’s drainage and more...

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Wellington Budget Funds A Five-Day Week For Some Village Staffers

By at July 25, 2014 | 12:05 am | 1 Comments

Wellington Budget Funds A Five-Day Week For Some Village Staffers

Workers at Wellington’s village hall will return to a five-day work week if the Wellington Village Council keeps the recommendation in its preliminary budget approved Tuesday that would provide an additional $100,000 to finance the change. Wellington switched several years ago to a four-day work week as a cost-saving measure. Staff members still work 40 hours a week, more...

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Summer Art Show Opening Reception

By at July 25, 2014 | 12:03 am | 0 Comment

Summer Art Show Opening Reception

An opening reception for “Summer Art In Wellington” was held Friday, July 18 at the original Wellington Mall. Visitors stopped by to enjoy artwork from local and internationally acclaimed artists. The event was sponsored by Portada Florida magazine and Etiqueta Excellence Manners. PHOTOS BY ADAM more...

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Work To Begin Soon On Tennis Center, Community Center

By at July 18, 2014 | 12:05 am | 1 Comments

Work To Begin Soon On Tennis Center, Community Center

Members of the Wellington Village Council got an update last week on the $12.5 million twin projects of rebuilding the Wellington Community Center and building a completely new Wellington Tennis Center. At the July 8 meeting, Director of Operations Jim Barnes gave an update on progress since the council approved a bid for the work in March. Barnes said the updated more...

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July 19 Wellington Concert Sponsored By Young Professionals

By at July 18, 2014 | 12:05 am | 1 Comments

July 19 Wellington Concert Sponsored By Young Professionals

The Young Professionals of Wellington are sponsoring a special edition of Wellington’s Tribute Concert & Food Trucks series this Saturday evening at the Wellington Amphitheater (12100 W. Forest Hill Blvd.). The event will feature food trucks on site from 5 to 10:30 p.m., along with music from Neil Diamond tribute artist Neil Zirconia at 6:30 p.m., followed by the more...

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Sick Jaguar Has Panther Ridge Asking Community For Support

By at July 18, 2014 | 12:05 am | 2 Comments

Sick Jaguar Has Panther Ridge Asking Community For Support

Isabella, fondly called Bella, is leading a pampered life. Few jaguars have the luxury of being cared for by Judy Berens at the Panther Ridge Conservation Center in Wellington. Berens works diligently to raise awareness for the need to protect animals like Bella. It all began 20 years ago, when Berens acquired a small exotic cat as a personal pet. “I had that more...

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Wellington Council Expands Block Grant Program

By at July 18, 2014 | 12:05 am | 0 Comment

Wellington Council Expands Block Grant Program

The Wellington Village Council approved a resolution last week adopting an amendment to its fledgling Community Development Block Grant program, which led to a discussion of possible future uses for the money, including current CDBG financing for the Boys & Girls Club. The small amendment carried over $19,888 of the village’s $258,600 CDBG revenue fund for a more...

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Sounds Of the ’70s In Wellington

By at July 18, 2014 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

Sounds Of the ’70s In Wellington

The Wellington Amphitheater hosted a 1970s-themed Tribute Concerts & Food Trucks event on Saturday, July 12. The evening included Almost Manilow’s tribute to Barry Manilow and a Studio 54 disco tribute. Next up is a 1980s-themed evening on Saturday, July 19 from 5 to 10:30 p.m. featuring a tribute to Neil Diamond at 6:30 p.m. and the Lazy Bones Band at 8:30 p.m. more...

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