If it’s August, it must be time for students young and old to head back to school. That’s our focus here at Wellington The Magazine this issue, as we look at some of the great things going on with our local youth.
     On our cover this month, we celebrate the Village of Wellington’s recent victory in the Palm Health Foundation’s “Let’s Move: Commit to Change Physical Activity Challenge.” Wellington, with help from its youth and a wide array of community organizations, logged an astounding 12,849,676 minutes of physical activity during the month of March.
     On our back-to-school theme, we profile Wellington Landings Middle School fine arts teacher Karen Epstein, who was recently awarded the William T. Dwyer Award for Excellence in Education as the top teacher in the Career Education category for 2019. We also visit New Horizons Elementary School to learn more about its innovative Dual Language International Spanish Academy program, where students learn to become fully bilingual.
     Synchronized ice skating is growing in popularity across the nation, and that includes here in South Florida, where coach Debra Fertig leads a vibrant team that practices intricate routines at the Palm Beach Skate Zone. Learn more about it in this month’s issue. We also salute the local schools that have come together to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, including Wellington’s Elbridge Gale Elementary School, which took this year’s top fundraising honor. The Arc of Palm Beach County, also featured this month, has been providing crucial services for people with disabilities since 1958, recently winning several awards.
     This month’s Wellington Professional feature profiles longtime insurance expert Keith Jordano of the Jordano Insurance Group, which has recently expanded its product offerings. Our Team Wellington series continues with a look at the village’s Customer Service Department, which annually handles 43,000 phone calls and assists 33,000 visitors. Wellington Real Estate chats with Paris Lynn Addington of Bowen Realty, while Wellington Health features Dr. Emily Harrison, who uses technology to provide a more personal approach. Wellington Home tours a picturesque, five-acre estate in the peaceful, gated equestrian community of Homeland featuring a modern, luxurious design. Finally, Wellington Table samples the sweet treats available at Whit’s Frozen Custard, which opened recently in the Courtyard Shops.
     With our warm Wellington summer coming to an end, we look forward to the more temperate days of fall, and the annual return of Our Wellington, featured in September’s issue of Wellington The Magazine.

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Time For Wellington Youth To Head Back To School

​​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
Joetta Palumbo

bookkeeping
Jill Kaskel


photography
Abner Pedraza

contributors
Matthew Auerbach
Meredith Burow
Gina M. Capone
Denise Fleischman
Robin Hansel
Melanie Kopacz

Carol Lieberman
Mike May
Melanie Otero
Callie Sharkey
M. Dennis Taylor
Y.A. Teitelbaum
Deborah Welky