As the lazy days of summer fun wind to a close, it will soon be time to head back to school. In this issue of Wellington The Magazine, we salute the amazingly talented youngsters participating in the theater programs at our local schools. After a two-year hiatus, theater programs roared back to life this spring, and we’re proud to be able to spotlight four of these amazing shows: Palm Beach Central High School’s take on the classic musical Annie; Wellington High School’s production of the ABBA musical Mamma Mia!; and the Disney shows Aladdin Kids at Wellington Elementary School and Lion King Jr. at Binks Forest Elementary School.
     Keeping with our back-to-school theme, we visit the top-rated Western Academy Charter School, which has grown out of its old rented location and will be opening this month at its new 62,400-square-foot campus on Southern Blvd. This treasure of the western communities has come a long way since it was founded by Executive Director Linda Terranova nearly 20 years ago.
     We also take a look at a project that aims to breathe new life into an old Wellington Park. Led by star athletes Jon Bostic, Devon Travis and Pat O’Donnell, the project would make Wellington home to one of the finest training and instructional destinations for sports such as football, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, volleyball and cheerleading.
     Also featured this month is Tiffany Rodriguez, the new president of the Wellington Rotary Club, and Erin Townsend, general manager of the popular local restaurant Tree’s Wings & Ribs. We also visit Mandala World Academy, which has a location in Wellington’s equestrian area. It is on a mission to provide students an advanced education and create a paradigm shift from the current educational teaching system in the United States.
     Wellington Table visits the new Hot Chicks House of Chicken, which is heating things up while bringing a spicy taste of Nashville to the Pointe at Wellington Green. Don’t miss your chance to try out the unique flavors and textures of a “Hot Chick” sandwich. Wellington Health catches up with orthodontist Dr. Randall Shults of Shults Orthodontics, who has expertise in all the latest technology. Wellington Real Estate this month visits a beautifully designed home located in the highly desirable Sugar Pond Manor neighborhood, presented by Lucy Lopez of Keller Williams Realty. Finally, our Wellington Schools series continues with a profile of Polo Park Middle School Principal Michael Aronson.
     To all the local children heading back to school this month, as well as those older ones heading off to college or back to college, good luck with your studies! We’re proud that you’re out there representing the Village of Wellington.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Message From The Publisher

It’s Time For Our Students
To Head Back To School!

​​​​​​​​Dawn Rivera,Publisher ​​​​​​​​​

​​​executive editor
Joshua I. Manning

Dawn Rivera

senior graphic designer
Stephanie Rodriguez

graphic designers
Nancy Pobiak
Yolanda Cernicky

account managers
​Betty Buglio
Evie Edwards
Joetta Palumbo

Jill Kaskel

Carol Lieberman

Abner Pedraza


Meredith Burow
Erin Davisson
Denise Fleischman
Cassidy Klein
Melanie Kopacz
Mike May
Callie Sharkey
Deborah Welky

​​​​Dawn Rivera


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