The Wellington Relay For Life chapter will hold a fundraiser in the village Friday featuring a performance by a contestant on “The Voice.”
The event will take place at the White Elephant and activities include silent auction items, raffles and a 50/50 drawing. Bartenders for the event will be new Mayor Anne Gerwig and Bolay owner Chris Gannon, along with entertainment by “The Voice” contestant Michaela Paige.
A Wellington event Wednesday night will shed light on the role German woman in the Holocaust.
The aim is to break the narrative that they were just housewives and didn’t contribute to the war and killing. Former Holocaust Museum fellow Wendy Lower wrote “Hitler’s Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields” and will lead the discussion.
The event will take place at 7 p.m. at Temple Beth Torah, 900 Big Blue Trace.
Its free but organizers are asking people to register early online.
Wellington’s village council has released information for anyone interested in grabbing the final seat.
The seat left vacant by new Mayor Anne Gerwig will be open to any Wellington residents that submits a resume and questionnaire. From there, council will hear short presentations from everyone and start weeding people out.
The newly seated Wellington Council will be charged with making a quick decision on who will be the final member.
The four council members will be sworn in Tuesday night and then have 30 days to pick their fifth. The seat is vacant because councilwoman Anne Gerwig resigned to run for mayor.
The council will make decisions Tuesday on how the process will go. Last time around, the applicants all made short presentations and were ranked.
There are no specifics in the charter other than the time frame, so the council can decide to do it differently if it wants.
The council will also likely discuss the possibility of sending out a charter amendment referendum to change the process to a special election. It would require a simple majority of the voters to pass. Wellington has two possibilities coming up with a primary in August and the general election in November.
The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in Village Hall.
Wellington residents will be competing for a grand prize of $10,000 at the American Equestrians Got Talent Finale.
The event will be held today at 6 p.m. at the Adequan Global Dressage Pavilion. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $40 for covered seating. A live auction will be held after the event will all proceeds befitting the United States Equestrian Federation High Performance Programs.
Dozens of would-be voters who are not registered as a Democrat or Republican have realized today that Florida is a closed-primary state and they cannot vote, says PBC Elections Supervisor Susan Bucher.
Florida law requires voters to be party affiliated at least 29 days in advance of a primary. That was by Feb. 16, Bucher said.
“We have dozens and they’re really mad. Traditionally they haven’t voted in primaries,” Bucher said.