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​​​​​​​​Message From The Publisher

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​​​Dawn Rivera

​​​​​​Dawn Rivera,Publisher ​​​​​​​​​

12794 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 33, Wellington, FL 33414

Chances are this holiday season, you either will be throwing a party or going to one or two. We love December because of all the holiday happenings. It is the time of year you get to see many friends and family from both near and far. It’s a time to get together and celebrate with delicious family recipes, singing holiday songs or taking long strolls after that must-have dessert. But one of the best things about holiday parties is the time spent laughing and playing those traditional, festive games. We have gathered a few of our staff’s favorites to share with you. Who knows? Maybe some of these will become your family tradition for years to come.
     In our Haute for Season feature, Wellington The Magazine visited several area boutiques to bring you the latest fashionable looks. Enjoy the varied selections from fashion-forward clothiers the Mixed Bag, Backstreet Fashions, Tyler Brooke, She’s the One and the Red Balloon. Looking for a great way to get fit this season? Give Pilates a try. Pilates Rocks has been providing this unique exercise routine to residents of Wellington for the past 10 years. If you’re looking for more of a family-friendly option, we visited the new Urban Air Adventure Park, which offers indoor thrills for young and old alike.
     Also this issue, we profile Bricks Busting Boredom, which uses Lego bricks to help kids in need. Founded by Daniel Clein, the local nonprofit is now run by his sister Sarah. We also learn about the Buddy Ambassador program, which recently installed a Buddy Bench at Binks Forest Elementary School thanks to support from Wellington residents Michael and Phyllis Gauger. And finally, we profile dressage star Juan Matute Guimón, who doesn’t let his busy schedule get in the way of supporting the local Boys & Girls Club.
     Our Team Wellington series concludes this month with a look at the landscaping team that works hard to keep the village looking its best. Wellington Professional chats with John Natale of Palm Beach Aquatics, a leader in lake and wetland restoration, while Wellington Real Estate profiles Andrew Burr of Coldwell Banker. Wellington Health visits the newly rebranded Integrity Dental to speak with Dr. Kshitji Kapoor and Dr. Tanmya Ravi. Finally, Wellington Table samples the delectable delights at the newly opened Raja Indian Cuisine & Bar inside the original Wellington Mall.
     As we go to press with our last issue of our 16th year, we take a moment to thank all of our loyal advertisers, readers and the Wellington community for all of your support. We send well wishes to everyone and hope for peace and joy during the holidays and throughout the upcoming year. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from all of us here at Wellington The Magazine!

HOLIDAY TRADITIONS:
Family Fun & Games

​​​executive editor
Joshua I. Manning

publisher
Dawn Rivera

senior graphic designer
Stephanie Rodriguez

graphic designers
Nancy Pobiak
Yolanda Cernicky

account managers
​Betty Buglio
Evie Edwards
Lynda Linforth
Joetta Palumbo

bookkeeping
Jill Kaskel
Carol Lieberman


photography
Abner Pedraza

contributors

​Matthew Auerbach
Denise Fleischman
Melanie Kopacz
Mike May
Callie Sharkey
M. Dennis Taylor
Y.A. Teitelbaum
Deborah Welky