Thursday, September 24, 2020

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New ‘Central Palm Beach County Chamber’ Is Born

With a new name, a new logo and a new brand, the Palms West and Greater Lake Worth chambers of commerce officially announced their long-planned merger at a luncheon Monday, Feb. 27. Now known as the Central Palm Beach County...

Groves Candidates Meet At LGLA Election Forum

Issues concerning Okeechobee Blvd. and commercial development were hot topics Thursday, Feb. 23 as Loxahatchee Groves Town Council Seat 3 candidates Ryan Liang and Byrnes Guillaume tackled the town’s tough issues during a debate hosted by the Loxahatchee Groves...

Matt Willhite Proud Of First Term Accomplishments

Wellington Vice Mayor Matt Willhite hopes voters remember his record of accomplishments as they head to the polls Tuesday, March 13, when Willhite is seeking re-election to Wellington Village Council Seat 4. “I’m running on a record,” he said. “I...

Wellington Candidates Speak At Chamber Lunch

Members of the Wellington Chamber of Commerce had the opportunity to meet most of the candidates seeking election to the Wellington Village Council at a luncheon held Wednesday, Feb. 22 at the Wanderers Club. The luncheon gave candidates a chance...

Selena Smith: Biz Background, Community Service

Selena Smith, one of three candidates seeking a vacant seat on the Royal Palm Beach Village Council, believes that her business background and community service make her the best choice when voters head to the polls Tuesday, March 13. Smith...

Wellington Schools Win Big At Charity Challenge

Wellington schoolchildren were the big winners last Friday night, with 12 local schools splitting $150,000 as part of the third annual FTI Great Charity Challenge presented by Fidelity Investments. The Wellington PTA/PTO Group, anchored by Olympic rider Margie Engle, finished...

Royal Palm Beach Finalizes Speed Limit Changes

BY RON BUKLEY The Royal Palm Beach Village Council gave final approval last week to change the speed limit on Okeechobee Blvd. from 50 mph to 45 from Wildcat Way east and from 35 mph to 40 west of Wildcat...

Activists Offer Tips To Help Horse Industry Go Green

BY JESSICA GREGOIRE Members of the equestrian community have decided to bring environmental awareness to this year’s Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington. Last week, from Feb. 1-5, was “Green Week” at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. Various events and activities...

County Agrees To Fund Inspector General’s Shortfall

Before a meeting room full of residents, the Palm Beach County Commission agreed Tuesday to provide $400,000 to the Office of the Inspector General to cover a budget shortfall as a result of 15 municipalities refusing to pay their...

Wellington Forums Let Voters Meet Candidates

As the races for three seats on the Wellington Village Council heat up, members of the public will have the opportunity to learn more about the candidates and their views during two debates next week. On Wednesday, Feb. 15, the...

Lox Council Agrees To Begin Work On Traffic Light

BY RON BUKLEY The Loxahatchee Groves Town Council agreed Tuesday to proceed with plans to put in a traffic light at Okeechobee Blvd. and D Road. The goal is to allow gaps in traffic so drivers can enter Okeechobee with...

FDOT Schedules March 21 Hearing On SR 7

The Florida Department of Transportation has set a public hearing on the proposed extension of State Road 7 to Northlake Blvd. for Wednesday, March 21 at the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center (9067 Southern Blvd.). The public hearing will begin...

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Wellington Seniors Enjoy Drive-Through Lunch Treat

Approximately 250 members of the Wellington Seniors Club enjoyed a box lunch giveaway with food from TooJay’s...

Rotary, Crowned Pearls Honored For Humanitarian Efforts

On Tuesday, Sept. 22, the Wellington Village Council issued a proclamation honoring the Crowned Pearls of Wellington and the Wellington Rotary Club...

Seminole Ridge Hawks Ready To Pounce As Football Returns

BY MIKE MAY With the football season at public high schools in Palm Beach County not kicking off until...

Two Local Educators Recognized By National Group As Teacher Mentors

The Society for Science & the Public recently provided funding, training, materials and research equipment to make quality STEM learning and instruction...

Groves Council Postpones Vote On Palms West Plaza Expansion

The Loxahatchee Groves Town Council voted Tuesday, Sept. 22 to postpone a decision regarding a request by the owner of the Palms...