This month, in Wellington The Magazine’s annual Our Wellington issue, we take a deep breath (through our masks) and venture into the outdoors. We get to meet the famed spotted horse Dani, hear some music from a talented violin virtuoso and take a stroll on the now completed Wellington Promenade.
Once bordered by weeds and rushes, Lake Wellington now features a lit, paved walkway that runs the length of the shore behind the Wellington Community Center. Take a virtual visit to the new Wellington Promenade in this issue, and then go see it for yourself! Meanwhile, Lake Wellington itself has become a haven for those looking to enjoy the great outdoors in the current COVID-19 era, another topic we explore this month.
Also featured is violin virtuoso Gareth Johnson. Now that his regular performances around the world are on hold, he has been performing socially distant private concerts to help people celebrate key milestones. What’s something you don’t often see at the show grounds? A spotted horse! On our cover this month is Palm Beach Sport Horses’ Danash’s Northern Tempest, known as Dani — a horse that dares to be different. Learn more about Dani in this issue.
This year, Wellington’s annual honor for Top Cop went to PBSO Deputy Scott Poritz, while PBCFR Capt. Craig Dube was named Top Firefighter. We profile these wonderful public servants this issue. We also chat with Jenny Hassell, leader of the new Crowned Pearls of Wellington, a community service organization associated with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. The Wellington Garden Club recently bestowed scholarships on several young environmental stewards, and we get to meet them this month. Finally, we visit the new CoreLife Eatery on State Road 7, which puts an amazingly tasty twist on healthy eating.
Next month, we’ll explore the options available to couples who are planning their big day in our Palm Beach Brides issue, as we also take a look at some of the amazing weddings that were captured this year.
As we approach the fall, we also know that the equestrian season is not far behind. We are hoping to see some big celebrities out and about as the competitions gear up and those hoping to qualify for the 2021 Olympics start to make their way back to the Equestrian Capital of the World, Our Wellington.
It is hard to believe that we are approaching the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Each September, we take a moment to remember the men and women we lost on that 9/11, and now more than ever, we want to thank the thousands of men and women who sacrifice themselves to protect our communities and our freedoms every day.
Message From The Publisher
Music, Horses, Great Outdoors
Joshua I. Manning
senior graphic designer
M. Dennis Taylor
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