Our Wellington — a September tradition here at Wellington The Magazine — returns this month with “A Salute To Our Heroes,” which we have put together to honor the many first responders and veterans who serve our community with dedication. Profiled in this very special Our Wellington salute are veteran Al Ziker, firefighter Capt. Bob Dawson, EMS Capt. Tom Dalman and Daniel Delia, a detective with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.
We are not the only people honoring Wellington’s amazing first responders this month. Honoring those who protect us daily here in Palm Beach County, the Rotary Club of Wellington is calling on runners and walkers of all ages to take part in the inaugural “Race for the Red and Blue First Responders 5K” on Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Wellington Amphitheater. You can learn more about the event in this issue.
On our cover is longtime Wellington pioneer Ken Adams. Aside from being a proud U.S. Air Force veteran, Ken and his late wife Arle were key people in the early development of our community. To honor their legacy, the Wellington Community Foundation has named its first scholarship program the “Ken and Arle Adams Scholarship.”
Meanwhile, the next generation of Wellington heroes is already on the horizon. The U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs is among the most selective schools in the nation. Most candidates who apply don’t get in, and having three recruits selected from the same community in one year is almost unheard of — but that is exactly what happened with Wyatt Boswell, Mikey Garofalo and Zack Beatty. We profile this outstanding Wellington trio in this month’s issue.
Our Wellington Professional profile this month features attorney Bill Maguire, a 25-year Wellington resident who specializes in wealth planning and civil law. Our Wellington Senior series continues with a focus on Dr. Veronica McCue. After a lifetime in the education field, she is now putting her talents toward helping her fellow senior citizens in the community as the new chair of Wellington’s Senior Advisory Committee.
Wellington Real Estate chats with Mary Schiltz of ERA Home Run Real Estate, an “old school” Realtor who enjoys finding clients their new homes. Wellington Health visits New Radiance Cosmetic Center, which opened its new Wellington facility in March. Owner James Dorsey has found strong support in the market from clients seeking to “turn back time.” Wellington Home stops by a custom-built waterfront home, located on a quarter acre in the Sugar Pond Manor neighborhood, featuring an exquisitely maintained yard and extra-long views of the lake. Finally, Wellington Table samples the delicious and authentic Mexican cuisine at La Fogata, which has been serving Wellington locals since 2004.
We shall return in October with our annual Palm Beach Brides issue, highlighting all of the latest wedding trends. As we look toward the exciting winter season, we are also hard at work on our Equestrian Season Preview issue publishing in November. Until then, we hope you are all enjoying an amazing autumn in Our Wellington.
A Special Salute To Our
Dedicated First Responders
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