Tuesday, November 24, 2020

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Groves Council Gets One-Year Update On Solid Waste Service

The Loxahatchee Groves Town Council met with its solid waste hauler Coastal Waste on Tuesday, Nov. 3 to discuss progress and problems over the past year since the company took over the contract. Coastal Vice President John Casagrande said his...

Wellington Pioneer Ken Adams Dies At Age 90

Former Palm Beach County Commissioner Ken Adams, who was a leader in Wellington’s incorporation effort, died after a prolonged illness at the age of 90 in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Nov. 11. A retired U.S. Air Force major,...

Wellington Council Recognizes IT Team That Completed New Software Project

The Wellington Village Council recognized an unusual nominee as employee of the month on Tuesday, Nov. 10 — the village’s entire Information Technology Department. The IT Department was honored for its team effort in finishing a successful five-year complete rework...

Wellington Winterfest A Drive-In Event This Year On Dec. 5

The pandemic is bringing out the creativity in all of us, and this year’s edition of Wellington Winterfest is a case in point. The Wellington Chamber of Commerce will present a limited admission drive-in event to celebrate the season...

Wellington Runners Club ‘Bring It For Bina’ Event Will Support Cancer Patient

The Wellington Runners Club is holding a virtual run in support of the family of a member who has been stricken with a rare form of cancer. “Bring it for Bina” is raising money for the family of Sabrina Emery,...

Dr. Carmine Priore Added To Wellington Founder’s Plaque

The Wellington Village Council honored longtime community leader Dr. Carmine Priore on Tuesday, Nov. 10 by adding his name to the Wellington Founder’s Plaque, acknowledging his many contributions to the development of the village. The council established the Founder’s Plaque...

Chamber’s Farm City Event Going Virtual Due To COVID-19

The Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce’s Farm City Luncheon, held in past years at the South Florida Fairgrounds, will be held virtually on Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 11:30 to 1 p.m. Although no lunch will be served, participants...

Acreage Resident Petitions To Re-Open 140th Avenue Cut-Through

A resident of The Acreage is circulating a petition that has received almost 1,000 signatures asking the Indian Trail Improvement District to re-open the 140th Avenue North cut-through to North Road in Loxahatchee Groves. ITID, which has legal jurisdiction over...

Wellington Council Eyes Jim Barnes To Succeed Schofield As Manager

The Wellington Village Council agreed Tuesday, Nov. 10 to negotiate a two-year contract with Deputy Village Manager Jim Barnes to succeed retiring Village Manager Paul Schofield. While many were surprised when Schofield, Wellington’s manager for the past 12 years, announced...

Equestrian Committee Reviews Comp Plan, But Seeks More Input

Wellington’s Equestrian Preserve Committee held its first in-person meeting since the start of the pandemic on Wednesday, Nov. 5 and set about to review the village’s comprehensive plan elements that relate to the Equestrian Preserve Area. Despite efforts to reach...

Wellington Boat Parade A Popular Lake Wellington Holiday Tradition

It is getting to be that time of year when a cool breeze across Lake Wellington means sweater weather and announces the coming of one special evening when residents can see the arrival of a flotilla of brightly decorated...

Lox Groves Council Seeks Proposals For OGEM Road Repairs

The Loxahatchee Groves Town Council on Tuesday, Nov. 3 approved a scope of work and sending out a request for proposals for the repair of roads paved with open-graded emulsified mix (OGEM). Town staff prepared a proposal to repair 9.5...

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Town-Crier Digital Issue For November 20, 2020

Click here to pull up the Town-Crier Digital Issue for November 20, 2020. LEAD STORIES: ITID To Celebrate Park...

Virtual Farm City Features State Commissioner, Ag Leaders

Farm City, hosted virtually this year by the Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, Nov. 18, focused on the effects of...

Commission Keeps Kerner Mayor, Citing Need For Continuity

The Palm Beach County Commission re-appointed District 3 Commissioner Dave Kerner to serve as mayor on Tuesday, Nov. 17 during its annual re-organizational meeting. Kerner...

Groves Council Hears Report On Possible New Grant Sources

The Loxahatchee Groves Town Council heard an update from lobbyist Mary McNicholas with Geoffrey B. Sluggett & Associates on Tuesday, Nov. 17 about new...

Part Of Lotis Property On State Road 7 Rezoned As Mixed Use

A former sand quarry on State Road 7 just north of Forest Hill Blvd. moved forward with plans for a mixed-use development at the...