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​​​Dawn Rivera

Our Annual Legal Issue

​​​​​​​Message From The Publisher


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This month, we take a look at some of the area’s top legal professionals and get a glimpse into some of the legal services they have to offer. In this special Law & Justice issue, you can learn more about attorneys Marcelo Montesinos, Avery Chapman and Hilda Porro.
     On our cover this month is Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Ed Quinn with K9 officer Jocky during a demonstration at last month’s Paws at the Mall event. We learned that these four-legged officers also help to maintain Law & Justice in our community. After a tragic ending to PBSO K9 Cigo’s life last December, the Wellington Rotary Club sprang into action to help put as many of our K9 friends in protective vests as possible. That is where the Kevlar for K9s fundraiser was born. Together with raffle sponsor Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, Attorneys at Law, the fundraiser has taken off to sell more than 400 raffle tickets, as we go to press, to benefit this cause. The goal is to sell at least 500 before the May 16 deadline. Be sure to get yours today.
     Also featured this month is longtime community leader Julie Kime, who has been a major benefactor for the Boys & Girls Club in Wellington for more than three decades. Even in retirement, Kime has kept up the pace, supporting this amazing organization. New to the local philanthropy scene is Jeremy Nickel of To-Kalon Farm, who has splashed onto the Wellington scene with passion, integrity and elbow grease, bringing with him the sensibilities of a Napa Valley vintner.
   Our Wellington Professional feature this month profiles Adam Yorke, the third generation in the jewelry business at Designer’s Touch Jewelry, which recently moved to a new, state-of-the-art location near Trader Joe’s in Wellington. Our Team Wellington series focuses this month on the Community Services Department, which works every day to support and protect village residents in need. Wellington Real Estate visits with Melanie Blonshine of Triple Crown Properties, while Wellington Health features Dr. Andi Grossman, the latest member of the Grossman family to join the staff at Palms West Veterinary Hospital. Wellington Home previews the new Winding Trails, a community of unique equestrian estates, and, finally, Wellington Table samples the unique flavors at Q’Salsas Latin Bar & Grill.
     As we wind down this year’s incredible winter season, get ready to heat up for summer with our jam-packed education edition in June, followed by our annual health theme in July and back-to-school in August. Meanwhile, we offer congratulations to Wellington Village Attorney Laurie Cohen on the renewal of her contract with the village for three more years, and we wish all of our readers a happy Mother’s Day.​

​​executive editor

Joshua I. Manning


Dawn Rivera

senior graphic designer

Stephanie Rodriguez

graphic designers

Nancy Pobiak
Yolanda Cernicky

account managers

Betty Buglio
Evie Edwards
Wanda Glockson
Joetta Palumbo


Jill Kaskel
Carol Lieberman


Abner Pedraza


Matthew Auerbach
Denise Fleischman
Melanie Kopacz
Mike May
Callie Sharkey
M. Dennis Taylor
Megan Tessaro
Y.A. Teitelbaum
Deborah Welky
Catherine Zachariadis