Oct 302014


Around Wellington is hosting a Reader Appreciation Day and to celebrate they are giving away free cupcakes (1 per person) on Monday, November 3rd noon until 6:00 p.m. The free cupcakes will be available at Johnson’s Custom Cakes (in Kobosko’s Crossing in Wellington).

Unfortunately, you can’t just show up and get a free cupcake — you must do 1 of the following.

  1. Print out AroundWellington’s cupcake gift certificate on AroundWellington’s website.
  2. Show that you are a subscriber, by showing the most recent AroundWellington email on your phone
  3. Show that you like AroundWellington.com and Johnson’s Custom Cakes on Facebook.

Then, enjoy.  Quantities are limited.

Johnson’s Custom Cakes is located at 9148 Forest Hill Boulevard in Wellington; (561) 422-0303


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Aug 152013

Screen Shot 2013-08-15 at 11.47.19 PMThe Wellington Branch Library will host a Chess Club for Kids on Sat., August 17th from 2:30 – 3:30 pm. This club will allow children to practice their basic strategy skills with other players. Basic knowledge of chess is required — and the club is open to children 8 and above. Limit 20 children, first come, first-served.

The Wellington Branch Library is located at 1951 Royal Fern Drive, Wellington, FL;  561-790-6070

Jul 172011

If you haven’t been to Wellington lately, it’s time to make a trip — if for nothing else than to visit Pangea Bistro. Get ready to experience five star cuisine in a casual environment — thanks to Chef Ryan Vargas who previously had spent some time at the Wynn Las Vegas, Four Seasons Palm Beach and the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua. The menu combines Hawaiian fusion cuisine with an international flair, and from the moment you walk inside, your senses will be awakened with his creative culinary creations.

During the month of July, Pangea is doing a facebook blitz where they will be giving a free appetizer away to their fans each day during happy hour (3-7 pm). Every day, visit their facebook page to find out what the giveaway will be that day. Then, visit Pangea Bistro during happy hour, order something — anything (their house wine starts at just $2.50 during happy hour) and you’ll enjoy the appetizer of the day for free.

One day last week, it was Chorizo Beef Empanadas, another it was Wild Mushroom Potstickers — it’s a surprise everyday, so keep visiting their page to find out  what they will be offering.

Pangea Bistro is located next to the Wellington Green Mall, 10140 W Forrest Hill Blvd, Wellington

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Apr 102011

Total Wine is holding an “Around the World” wine tasting at Total Wine in Wellington on Wednesday, April 13, 2011. Guests will sample wines from around the world and learn about how the Vinceremos Therapeautic Riding Center enhances the lives of those with disabilities in Palm Beach County. Total Wine & More will donate 30% of all of its winery direct sale wine proceeds to Vinceremos during the event.

When: Wed, April 13 from 5:30-9:30 pm

Where: Total Wine & More, 960 South SR-7, Wellington; 561.795.9229

Cost: Free to attend (more details)

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May 032010

Ruby Tuesday restaurants are celebrating Cinco de Mayo all week, through Friday, Feb. 7.

Deals include $3 Coronas and Corona Lights and $5 Cuervo margaritas, plus $5 queso or fresh guacamole dip and $7.99 new fish tacos.

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Apr 022010

Joe’s American Bar & Grill brings traditional American cuisine using only fresh ingredients to the Wellington Mall.  They kicked off their Happy Hour recently, and not only is it available daily, it is available twice a day from 4-6 pm and 10 pm – close. Specials are below.


$4 Premium Well Drinks Half Price
$5 Premium Martinis, Manhattans, Cosmopolitans

$4 for Beringer White Zinfandel, Glass Mountain Chardonnay or Merlot

$3 for all draft beer except Guinness

Specialty Cocktails
$4.50 for Desert Rose Pomegranate Margaritas, Bacardi Mojitos, Blackberry Mojito, Teaka Arnold Palmer and Pomegranate Martini

Half Price Appetizers
$3 Onion Strings
$4.25 Chicken Tenders
$4.50 Buffalo Tenders or Spinach Dip
$5 Nachos Grande

Wood-Fired Pizzas
$5 Picante, Margherita, Joe’s Cheeseburger Pizza, Hawaiian and Sausage Gorgonzola

Joe’s American Bar & Grill is located at the The Mall at Wellington Green, 10300 West Forest Boulevard #122-123, Wellington 561-798-7433

 Posted by on April 2, 2010  Food & Drink  Comments Off on Joe’s American Offers Happy Hour Specials Twice Daily
Dec 102009
Photo Credit: a webb @ flickr

Photo Credit: a webb @ flickr

Get into the holiday spirit with Wellington, Florida’s 26th Annual Holiday Parade. Join in the fun and claim your spot on Forest Hill Blvd. as you watch local marching bands, baton twirlers, horses and holiday floats go by. This year’s theme is Hometown Holidays and see how everyone portrays this. Be sure to stop by the Holiday Park at the Wellington Community Center between 10am – 4pm for a bundle of activity including bounce houses, clowns, face painters, food and more entertainment. Santa Claus will also be flying in from the North Pole for this festive occasion.

When: Sunday, December 13 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm

Where: Village of Wellington,  along Forest Hill Blvd.

Cost: Free to attend.

Aug 242009

carrepairWhen the mechanic comes out with the estimate of how much it will cost to fix my car, I am nearly always stunned. Can it really cost that much?

If you want a second opinion, check RepairPal, which provides free estimates on repairs to most cars, customized by ZIP code. You can access RepairPal on your computer or get the freeiPhone app.

RepairPal joins several similar services: DriverSide, which is also free, and FairRepair, which charges $9.99 for an estimate once you enter your VIN number but gives you that cost back as a rebate if you use one of their participating mechanics, who have promised to honor the estimates.

RepairPal launched last year. In addition to providing repair estimates, it explains the purpose of the repairs, outlines problems specific to your car’s make and model and has a forum where you can get answers to questions. You can even keep your service records online.

Some local repair shops are listed with reviews, but that part of the website isn’t yet complete.

Mar 152009

medical1The Little Clinic, at some Publix supermarkets, is offering free blood pressure and cholesterol screenings for adults during March. Children can be screened for child growth percentile/BMI.

The clinic will also supply handouts offering tips for healthy snacking, food portioning, reading labels, understanding a child’s growth percentile, and managing blood pressure and cholesterol.

In Palm Beach County, the Little Clinic is at Publix at 1910 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth; Courtyard Shops at Wellington, 13880 Wellington Trace, Wellington; Crestwood Square, 11977 Southern Blvd.,
Royal Palm Beach; and Crosstown Plaza, 2895 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach.

Jan 192009

Wouldn’t it be great if there were an easy way to give your unwanted but perfectly good stuff to someone who needed it? And a way to get stuff that’s perfect for you but doesn’t work for your neighbors any more?

There is, and it’s called Freecycle. It’s a great way to work with your neighbors to save money and save the environment by recycling within the community.

Palm Beach County has four Freecycle groups, in West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Wellington and picture. To participate, go to www.freecycle.org and pick the group you want to join. Once your membership has been approved, you’ll receive an e-mail with instructions. Read through the rules and then offer items you’d like to give away and watch the postings for items you’d like to receive.

In eight months on Freecycle, I’ve found it’s easier to give than to receive. You have to move fast when someone posts a desirable item, and you have to be able to pick it up quickly. But I found Freecycle an excellent way to find new owners for furniture, cleaning products, nonperishable food and other items I wanted to shed when I moved to another house. In return, I’ve received a colorful Brazilian painting, the best lamp in my house and a full set of Crate & Barrel white dishes, plus some extra pieces.

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