Wellington’s pathway in the Aero Club neighborhood is starting to take shape.
Workers are beginning to outline the path along Greenbriar Drive where it will later be paved. The 6-foot sidewalk will have enough room for people and bicyclists.
Some residents spoke out against the nearly $600,000 project, but village officials felt the lack of a sidewalk was a safety issue in the neighborhood. The path crosses some driveways, but it’s all within the village-owned right of away.
Wellington is looking to help families with their back to school needs.
The village is hosting a school supply drive starting Tuesday with multiple drop-off locations. They’re looking for items including pencils, paper, glue, rulers, folders, backpacks, crayons and notebooks.
Anyone can bring these supplies to Village Hall, Community Services, the Lake Wellington Professional Centre or Village Park from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The drive will run through July 28.
The weather has been hot and muggy all week, but we made it to the weekend. Here are three things to do to enjoy it.
Father’s Day: I’d be remiss if I didn’t start with Father’s Day, which is Sunday. Make some time for dad. Go out for lunch or maybe run in the Father’s Day 5K Sunday morning at Village Park. It benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Pastor Mary Nesmith threw out her original plan for her service this Sunday.
After hearing about the shooting in Orlando, the pastor of the St. Michael Lutheran Church in Wellington decided to dedicate the service to the 50 people who lost their lives.
“There was no way the worship service here could pass as just another Sunday,” she said.
The church plans to read the names of all the people killed — including the shooter — and show their pictures.
Two services will begin at 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. The church will also host a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., which was planned even before the shooting. The OneBlood bus will be in the parking lot outside.
“It needs to be taken seriously,” said the woman, who did not want her name or her son’s name to be used in this story. “If these people are after a certain type of people they need to protect these people because they’re Americans.”
The woman was hysterical, but thankful her son was not at the club Saturday night.
“I woke up with the news that my son was ok, but what about the other families?” she said.
Royal Palm Movie: The village is showing “Jurassic World” in Commons Park tonight at 8:15. Food trucks will also be on site if you’re hungry. Check the weather forecast before you go because it could get rainy.
Father’s Day shopping: If the gloomy forecasts do come true and it rains most of the weekend, it might be a good idea to get a jump on shopping for dad. Father’s Day this year is Sunday, June 19.