GREENACRES — Laura Schroff, author of the New York Times bestseller “An Inviside Thread,” is scheduled to speak with Okeeheelee Midldle School students on Monday.
The book tells the story of an 11-year-old panhandler, a busy sales executive and and an unlikely meeting with destiny.
All students have been taksed with reading the book.
Schroff will meet with students at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
A luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m.
“The book supports Okeeheelee Middle School’s three shared values, (Repsect Everyone, Be Responsible for Yourself, You Are Part of a Community),” Julie Greene, the school’s media specialist, said in a statement. “It really promotes the power of kindness and connection between people.”
This is the first time Okeeheelee Middle has had a school-wide reading program.
In a village known for its marathon meetings, Wellington’s Village Council wrapped up in just about an hour Tuesday night.
The meeting lacked fireworks, with most of the discussions moving along quickly.
In one item to keep an eye on, the group selected Councilman Michael Drahos to negotiate Village Attorney Laurie Cohen’s contract. Cohen signed a one-year deal last year and her current contract will be up in April.
After the negotiation, the council must decide whether to bring her back.
If you see smoke tomorrow morning, you probably don’t have to worry.
The Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge will be lighting a prescribed fire of up to 3,000 acres Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. near the Twenty Mile Bend entrance in the northern part of the refuge.
It will be complete by 4 p.m., and smoke will be visible from Wellington.
GREENACRES — The city’s first ever Royal Ball: Princesses and Superheroes event has been pushed back to Feb. 18.
The original date was Jan. 21. The city didn’t give a reason for the change.
The event, scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. at the newly renovated banquet hall at the Greenacres Community Center, will feature Elsa from the film “Frozen” along with Batman and Spiderman for a night of prizes, dancing and dinner. Costumes are encouraged.
Individual tickets are $20. There’s a family four-pack option for $75. Photo coupons will be on site to take pictures with your favorite characters.