• Blogs

    September 19, 2014

    Wellington Ranked Among Most Boring Places in Florida

    Back in March, the real estate blog Motovo used its calculations and numbers to proclaim Fort Lauderdale among the most exciting cities in all the land. However, it had quite the opposite to say about the tiny Palm Beach County village affectionately known as Wellington. In a ranking of all the bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2014

    Trader Joe's Wellington to Open May 16

    It's official. Trader Joe's has set the date. The grocery will be located at Village Green Center at 2877 S. State Road 7 and will feature 12,500 square feet of wares, most of them exclusive to the Monrovia, California-based chain. The store, which features exotic foods from throughout the world, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    South Florida Food and Drink Events: Food Trucks, Cheese and Beer, and More

    Around and around we go; today is the start to yet another lovely workweek. Hopefully, you have a bit of a spring in your step from some indulgent weekend activities. If not, don't fret, there's still plenty of events to keep you busy through your working days. Whether you're looking to drink some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2014

    One Dead After Small Plane Crashes in Wellington

    One person is dead after a small plane crashed into a lake by the Wellington dog park in the 2900 block of Greenbriar Blvd. The Palm Beach County Fire Rescue reportedly found the pilot dead inside the cockpit of what is being described as an "experimental plane." The plane went down about one mile ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    Vanilla Ice to Be Named Wellington's Outstanding Citizen of the Year

    Stop. Collaborate. Listen. The Wellington Chamber of Commerce has decided that, of all 55,584 people who live there, former rapper, former reality-TV star, former Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle dancer, former Hero-Not-Zero Vanilla Ice will be named its Outstanding Citizen of the Year. Today is Fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2014

    Red Robin Opening First Palm Beach County Locations in Wellington and West Palm Beach

    Red Robin, the casual fast-food restaurant chain founded in 1969 known for its fire-grilled burgers, is making its Palm Beach County debut with the area's first location opening soon in Wellington. The Red Robin chain is best known for offering more than two dozen "gourmet" burgers, its signature se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2014

    Beer Dinners and Tastings At Whole Foods In Broward and Palm Beach Counties

    If you thought Whole Foods Market is just for picking up organic kale or more cheese than you know what to do with, you'd be sorely missing out on some of the culinary opportunities presented in their kitchens and education areas dubbed 'Lifestyle Centers'. This coming Friday and Saturday, Whole Fo ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 5, 2013
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    August 9, 2013

    Whole Foods Market Hosts Back to School Bashes in Pembroke Pines and Wellington

    Hey moms! Can you believe it's almost back-to-school time? That means only a few more days with the kids before you see them off on that big yellow bus! Whole Foods is celebrating the remaining days of summer vacation (and the countdown to school) with events at two locations this weekend, so wheth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2013

    Trader Joe's Announces Wellington Store

    For years now, we've been hoping and praying for Trader Joe's to open in southeast Florida, going so far as to start petitions and promise to rename our cities after the grocery chain that offers both the exotic and everyday in a Tiki setting. We're certainly getting our wish. First the company a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    Wellington Man Imprisoned Wife for Three Years, Cops Say

    A Wellington man was arrested for allegedly imprisoning his wife for the past three years, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office. The wife of the suspect, Qasem Alabed, 42, claims that, along with not allowing her to leave their home, he also beat her with a television remote and a ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2013

    Oli's Fashion Cuisine Opens on Clematis in West Palm Beach Today

    Oli's Fashion Cuisine of Wellington will be opening on Clematis St. in West Palm Beach on Friday, June 28.A second location for Wellington's Oli's Fashion Cuisine will be celebrating a grand opening today on Clematis St. in downtown West Palm Beach. The restaurant will be the fourth restaurant for o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2013

    Memorial Day: Where to Celebrate in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

    You better get ready. One of the biggest drinking holidays is just around the bend. Whether you're looking to barbecue on the beach or let the professionals take care of matters for you, it should be a big one. For those of you looking to pawn those party planning duties onto someone else, we hav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    Five South Florida Food & Drink Events This Weekend: Beerfest and More

    Prep the liver and put the local cab company on speed dial: It's Beerfest weekend. Yes, indeed, kiddos -- it's that magical time of year when New Times breaks out all the stops and taps all the kegs to share the best in beer with you, the reader. Awesome craft beer, cool tunes, and good food not you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    South Florida Dining and Drinking Events This Week: Cigar City Night and More

    Lots to eat and drink (mostly drink) this week in South Florida, so let's get right to it. After the jump, find a roundup of food- and drink-related events happening this week in Broward and Palm Beach counties. See Also: - Plantation to Get a New Weekly Food Truck Rally Beginning in October - Ame ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Five South Florida Food- and Drink-Related Events This Weekend: Northwood Village Art & Wine Promenade

    Post-holiday stupor (and bank balance) put you in the market for something mellow this weekend? Perfect, because things are prettttty quiet in the pre-New Year's Eve buildup. Clean Plate Charlie has rounded up a handful of food- and drink-related activities this weekend in Broward and Palm Beach cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    Early Voting Places in Broward County and Palm Beach County

    Voting. It's your civic duty. It's your right as an American. It's a big pain in the butt in your busy life. The good news is early voting got kicked off in Florida over the weekend, and runs through November 3rd. Which means, you can now stop complaining about politicians on blog comment boards a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    The Week in Crazy: Get Your Coulter, Limbaugh, Trump Fix Here

    South Florida is crawling with famous crazy people. Who has time to keep up with all their yammering? Behold, the weekly roundup: -- Wellington resident Vanilla Ice plays himself in the new Adam Sandler movie That's My Boy, which opens today. As Twitter commenter @ryan_derosa noted, "Every show I wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    Do You Recognize This Lady Accused of Cashing Stolen Checks From Palm Beach County?

    The charming woman pictured at right is accused of stealing checks out of two cars in Wellington and Royal Palm Beach on March 24. From the looks of those wide eyes and her death grip on the steering wheel, she spends a lot of money on caffeinated beverages.I've requested more information (which ban ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    Flavors of Wellington, Local Beer Dinner at Howley's, and Other Food and Drink Events this Week in South Florida

    The snowbirds may be gearing up for their return flights to the north, but that doesn't mean the events calendar is following suit. Beer dinners, tap takeovers, and pairing events top the list of food and drink events this week in South Florida, while West Palm Beach welcomes an event that has enjoy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Grafitto South Opens in Wellington

    ​Grafitto South has just opened in Wellington's International Equestrian Village in the former White Horse Tavern. The restaurant, which features cuisine with an Italian slant and homemade breads, is the first South Florida endeavor for Milwaukee-based restaurant group SURG.SURG Restaurant Group c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Santacon Fort Lauderdale, Huladay Party, and Other Festive Food Events this Week in South Florida

    Fivedollarones via Flickr Creative CommonsEven the jolly ol' elf needs a break once in awhile. ​Naughty Santa shenanigans, hula dancing holiday hotties, happy hour toy drives at surf bars -- must be December in South Florida. This week's calendar is filled with opportunities to get into the spirit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Cattle Thieves on the Loose in Wellington; Abducted Bovine Count Up to Six

    zazzle.comAliens: NOT the suspects.​The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office is looking for a pair of dudes who jacked six heads o' cattle from a Wellington property.The agricultural-crimes unit at the Sheriff's Office says three bulls and three cows were taken from the northeast corner of 50th Stre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2011

    Restaurant Round-Up: Openings/Closings in July

    Wellington Green MallDressed Up Mexican at the mall at Solo Cantina​At the end of every month, we look back and take stock of restaurants that have opened and closed. (I know we're a few days into August already; forgive us!) Though the crowds may have migrated north for the summer, and the tempe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Solo Mexican Cantina: Who Says You Can't Get Good Mall Food?

    Wellington Green Mall Solo Cantina serves fresh Mexican at the mall​You're at the mall and you're hungry. This is usually a delimma because mall food is typically slim pickings. You basically have your choice between food court disasters and suburban chain restaurants. When Starbucks sound ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Pangea Bistro Brings Adventurous Dining to Wellington

    ​The horsey little burg of Wellington is hardly the first thought of anyone seeking a little culinary adventure, but the new Pangea Bistro (10140 Forest Hill Blvd., 561-793-9394) just may change all that.  Founded by Venezuelan interior designer Grethel Boscan and a quartet of alums of the Fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2011

    Wellington Officials Furious Over Today Show Using City as Location for Story on Car Surfing

    Steven Erdmanczyk from​The City of Wellington wants a correction from Matt Lauer, host of NBC's Today show.Earlier this week, Lauer introduced a story on a dangerous teen trend known as car surfing. Rather than recorded footage of such antics, he instead handed the reporting o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    [UPDATED] Will John Goodman Play Polo This Season? Stay Tuned.

    PBSOGoodman's team is missing from the club's website.​UPDATE: New Times was kicked out of a press conference at the International Polo Club today. More details after the jump. Will criminal charges accusing him of causing a fatal, drunken car accident keep Wellington polo mogul John Goodman off t ... More >>

  • News

    July 8, 2010
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    April 26, 2010

    Top Chef Cooks for Haiti

    ​The 24-hour news cycle has long since moved on from the January earthquake that devastated Haiti and the agony of its aftermath, but for Haitian native and former Top Chef contestant Ron Duprat, forgetting is not that easy.  So he's teamed up with four South Florida Whole Foods Markets to ra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    The Singer Who Cried Wellington

    PhotobucketWill Madonna relocate?​On the coattails of this morning's tornado watches comes the news that the Wicked Witch of New York Real Estate may be landing for good in Wellington -- again. According to Page2Live, Madonna is "thisclose" to closing on a home in Mallet Hill, neighborhood to New ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Did Bruce Springsteen Have a Wellington Gym Bunny Too?

    Wiki Commons: Craig ONealBruce works up more of a sweat at Ultima in Wellington.​Bruce Springsteen may have been born to run, but he must have mumbled the lyrics about the treadmill fetish. Over the weekend, the 60-year-old Wellington resident was named "the other man" in a New Jersey divorce, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    Agliolio in Wellington Offers Do-It-Yourself Menu

    If you're not a subscriber to our weekly Café Bites dining newsletter for Broward and Palm Beach counties, here's a taste of what you missed this week. Click here to subscribe. ​The basic elements of human life are oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium, phosphorus, garlic, and olive oil.Or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Dobbs Ditches CNN; More Time in West Palm Beach? Or Border Control Militancy?

    What does he mean when he says he's embarking on a mysterious mission that involves "constructive problem solving"? Given Lou's loathing of illegal immigrants, let's hope it doesn't involve a bottle of whiskey, a rifle, and a sniper's nest with a view of the Rio Grande.Rather, this might give Dobbs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    Madonna: Wellington's Neighbor From Hell?

    PhotobucketThe Material Girl strikes a pose​The Material Girl's Manhattan neighbors are none too pleased about the singer using her posh NYC pad as a stomping ground for dance rehearsals.Madonna's upstairs neighbor, Karen George, has filed a lawsuit, saying she was forced to move out of her West 6 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    In Wellington, a Streak Ends (With a Bus)

    Flickr User: nimitiminStreaking: hilarious at sporting events; near major roadways, not so muchOn a day when sister cities are in the news, a cautionary tale comes to us from Wellington. Not the city in Palm Beach County, mind you, but the one in New Zealand.It's a short story, but vivid. A man was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    Ask the Critic: How to Grill Fish?

    The only good pompano is an incinerated pompanoDear Insufferable Know-It-Alls:Grilling fresh local fish outside on the old Weber is my own private Waterloo, except unlike Napoleon's humiliating defeat by Wellington and the Prussians, mine keeps happening over and over like a recurring nightmare -- t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2009

    ESPN Gets Inside Wellington Polo Horse Deaths

    "It was like a plane crash, but with horses instead of people." That's the first quote in the fantastic E:60 segment on the polo horse deaths in Wellington last month. It started with two mares sick at the barn. Soon there were dead horses all over the place.  The Palm Beach Post has been nail ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 30, 2009
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    April 21, 2009

    The Day the World Came to Wellington

    John SotoGuarding the entrance to the Lechuza Caracas estate in Wellington is a gate at least eight feet high, topped with iron spikes and emblazoned with the golden emblem of an owl. An electronic keypad out front is the only way to make the doors swing open, but for now they remain firmly shut. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    Ferguson: Lesbian Scene Is Hot in Delray

    We're very well aware that Broward and Palm Beach counties do not draw high-voltage celebrities in the same way as L.A. or New York. (And if we forget, we always have Donald Trump to remind us.)  Yet we do sometimes marvel at the bizarre mix of notables that rumble through town.  We've got ... More >>

  • News

    July 10, 2008

    The People's Polo

    The sport's militaristic roots are fading. This is Wellington, old chap.

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2008
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    August 23, 2007
  • Culture

    June 7, 2007

    Be to Not or Be To

    Coming at the Bard from the butt end really cuts the crap

  • Dining

    April 14, 2005
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    May 13, 2004

    Best Mall in Broward

    Riverland Shopping Center

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    March 6, 2003


    Expect big prizes and nail-biters at daylong equestrian competition

  • News

    February 13, 2003

    Behind the Hedge

    At the nation's premier polo grounds, a row of ficus separates rich from poor

  • Foodstuffs

    March 11, 1999

    Best Polo Tailgating Picnic

    Boulevard Gourmet Catering

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