Happy Spooktacular Halloween and Happy October!


Happy Spooktacular Halloween!

Dear Friends Around Wellington,

It’s October again.  And all kinds of scary and not-so-scary Halloween events are gearing up around us.  For some great local haunted houses and more, read “Teen Talk” by our new intern and teen writer Colton Kersey.  For some more long-distance thrills and chills, read “Travel with Terri” by our terrific traveling writer Terri Marshall.

Speaking of travel, our dessert reviewers The Sweethearts went to Las Vegas and made a video about their sumptuous, dripping dessert!  Check out “Yummy Treats” to be filled with dessert envy!

Our “On the Move with Mike” writer Mike May gives us two great stories this month.  First about his delicious meal at Rick’s Café Boatyard in Indianapolis.  In case you’re ever headed that way.  Second, he interviewed young Wellington equestrian Taylor Griffiths who is rising to new heights.

You can experience a rainforest adventure here at the South Florida Science Center, as the exhibit continues.  Read about it in Briana D’Andrea’s “Mommy Moments.

And do you ever wonder if you’re recycling right?  Living Green writer Bryan Hayes interviewed a representative from the Solid Waste Authority and got the scoop on what to recycle and what not to recycle.  Check out his article, “Recycling Guidelines in Palm Beach County.”

There are many more new articles.  Don’t forget to check out “AW Stories of the Month” for a few extras too.  But let’s turn our attention toward local events coming up this month and next month.

One of our sponsors the Palm Health Foundation is presenting a special talk at Village Music & Café in Wellington called “Your Brain on Music” by Jancie Reinbold. It’s October 17th at 6:30pm followed by live jazz music by the Wellington Jazz Cats.

Save the date for our next mixer!  Our AroundWellington/Banzai mixers are always on the first Thursday of the month at Village Music & Café at 6:30, so the next one is November 7th.  Also please bring your leftover Halloween candy to donate.  A wonderful organization called Silvie Bells will be putting them into goody bags for the parents of babies who are in the NICU during the holidays.  Meanwhile, on November 7th at our mixer and afterwards, accomplished artist Rollin McGrail will be showing her artwork.  So definitely come and join us!

Have a sweet and wonderful and spooky October!  Thanks for being a part of AroundWellington,


Krista Martinelli

Krista and Joe Martinelli

Editor/ Founder