Wanna sign up your kid for a fall baseball league? Better do it now

GREENACRES — The city’s Leisure Services department has started accepting registrations for a newly formed Youth Baseball Fall League for children ages 4 to 14 years old.

It’s a co-ed recreational league where all players are welcome, regardless of skill level or ability. Registration will be open through July 28.

Cost is $90 for residents; $110 for non-residents.

Registration forms and payment are accepted at the Greenacres Community Center, 501 Swain Blvd.,  Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m. -to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. -to1:00 p.m.

Parents must provide a birth certificate for each child registered, and proof of residency (utility bill) is required in order to receive the $20 city resident discount. Registration fees include a uniform shirt and hat.

The league is limited to the first 48 participants in each age division.

Age levels are: Shetland: 4-6 years old (a flat $90 fee for this division); Pinto: 7-8 years old; Mustang: 9-10 years old; Bronco: 11-12 years old;
Pony: 13-14 years old.

For more information on the Youth Baseball Fall League with South Florida Young Guns and the Athletic Scholarship Program for Greenacres residents, call 561-642-2090 or Bill at 954-895-4315, or visit www.greenacresfl.gov/leisure/page/youth-athletics or www.southfloridayoungguns.com.

Royal Palm Beach to host Memorial Day celebration in Veterans Park

Royal Palm Beach will host its Memorial Day event at 9 a.m. Monday in Veterans Park.

There will be a flag-raising ceremony, motivational presentation and a live musical performance from the Royal Palm Beach Community Band. Free refreshments will be provided.

(Jennifer Podis/The Palm Beach Post)

Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery to host Memorial Day event

Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery will be holding a Memorial Day ceremony on Monday at 10 a.m.

The event will celebrate the lives of soldiers that have given their lives in service to the country. It will include “a presentation by the ROTC from a local high school and a procession with Bag Pipes to the cemetery’s Veterans Memorial for a wreath-laying ceremony,” according to a news release.

It’s expected to last two hours.

Wellington getting ready for Memorial Day parade

Wellington’s annual Memorial Day parade is scheduled to kick off at the Village Hall parking lot Monday at 8:15 a.m. Monday.

The parade will move down Forest Hill Boulevard to the Veterans Memorial at South Shore Boulevard, where a ceremony will take place at 8:30 a.m.

Anyone who wants to take part in the parade should be in the Village Hall parking lot by 8 a.m. Active or retired veterans can register at a tent on the morning of the parade, and they will be honored at the ceremony.

(Kristen M. Clark / The Palm Beach Post)

Wellington Amphitheater to host Grateful Dead tribute band

The only Wellington Amphitheater event is a Food Truck Invastion and concert, but the Deadheads will be happy.

A Grateful Dead tribute band will take the Amphitheater stage at 6:30 p.m. to play for the food truck event, which starts at 5 p.m. and goes until 9:30.

The typical weekly movies will return to the venue on June 9.

Wellington Amphitheater (Kristen M. Clark / The Palm Beach Post)

Council potentially paves way for new Wellington Elder Care facility

The Wellington Village Council seems to have paved the way for a second building at the Wellington Elder Care facility on Lily Court in Wellington.

The roadblock in the way of the project was a rule that prevented these types of facilities from being within 1,000 feet of each other. With this unanimous vote, the council now has the power to approve up to four within a half mile.

This vote does not allow Wellington Elder Care to build the new facility now. They will still have to submit a proposal for the new building, and the council will have vote again to approve it.

“If anyone can find a negative to this, I’m not able to find one,” said Mayor Anne Gerwig.

The change only applies to assisted living facilities for senior citizens, which Wellington Planning, Zoning and Building Director Bob Basehart said can be a good thing.

“We believe allowing them to be clustered can actually be beneficial to a neighborhood,” he said.

Wellington Municipal Complex (Kristen M. Clark / The Palm Beach Post)

Wellington Aquatics Complex to change to summer hours

Wellington’s Aquatics Complex will have different hours for the Memorial Day holiday weekend and the summer hours will start after that.

This weekend, the pool will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday and noon to 5 p.m. on Monday. After the holiday, the new schedule will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays and noon to 5 p.m. on holidays.

Wellington Aquatics Center (Kristen M. Clark / The Palm Beach Post)

Traffic issues stall Wellington equestrian hotel proposal again

The proposal for a condo-hotel and condos at the International Polo Club is facing more delays.

This time it’s because the proposal failed Palm Beach County’s traffic guidelines, so developer Mark Bellissimo’s team will have to re-submit it before Wellington will take another took.

“Basically what it says is ‘you need to re-do your traffic report,’ ” said Bob Basehart, Wellington’s Planning, Zoning and Building Director.

Basehart said Bellissimo will probably have a better chance to pass the second time because they have a master plan now that will make the report more detailed and specific.

But the master plan is also causing some issues. Wellington will be sending back revisions to Bellissimo early next week that need to be addressed before it can move forward. Originally slated for a Development Review Committee Meeting in late May, the proposal is now facing up to a two-month delay.

It could go back to public hearings in July at the earliest, but Basehart thinks August is probably more likely. This new timeline could put it in the village’s council’s hands for the first time in late August or early September.

Rare, endangered parrot goes missing in Wellington

Have you seen this parrot?

A rare Queen of Bavaria Conure named Noodle flew out of its owners home near Forest Bill Boulevard and Town Center. The parrot will not bite.

Anyone with information about the bird should contact Erica at 561-385-3565 or 561-818-4014.


Greenacres finally joins the Digital Age

GREENACRES –Welcome to the 21st century.

The city now has a Facebook page and a Twitter account.

Greenacres also unveiled a newly designed website in April.

“So many people use social media to gather information,” City Manager Andrea McCue told The Palm Beach Post. “This was an opportunity to connect with people that we otherwise might not reach.”

Councilwoman Judy Dugo said she was happy with the launches.

“It was a long time coming,” she said. “A lot of residents don’t come to our meetings and this will be a good way to get information to them,”

The goal, McCue said, is to get information to residents on events and what they need to know in case of an emergency.

Both accounts have been created to only push out information, McCue said.

“The city is listed as a government organization for Facebook and the page was set up to not allow back and forth dialogue,” McCue said.

Additionally, the city only designated a couple of staffers who can post information.

Lake Worth has been flirting with starting a Facebook page for some time, but the city said it’s concerned about legal issues.