January, 2012 – Happy, Healthy New Year!
Happy New Year! Wishing you happiness and good health in the coming year!!
We have many good ideas and tips for New Year’s Resolutions, as usual, this January. I really enjoyed Melanie Lewis’ “Mommy Moments,” in which she focuses on the positive for your New Year’s Resolutions. It’s about celebrating what is right and what is working in your life.
Speaking of inspirational, don’t miss our new columnist D. Gatekeeper with his “Dare to Dream” monthly article. This month he focuses on the “Starz of the Future” program at the South Florida Fair. Last month, btw, he wrote about a fundraiser for an amazing 15-year-old boy named Pierson Gossett. You can find out more about the January 12th fundraiser at Madison Green Golf Club by reading his December article or purchase tickets by calling Patti at (561) 248-3142.
We’ve had a “passing of the torch” for our “Teen Talk” article, as we welcome Jessica Small this month and thank Stephanie Courtois for her past articles. Thanks, Jessica, for your really helpful advice this month and making New Year’s goals come true. And thanks to you for your continuing terrific help with AroundWellington.com as our intern.
Another talented teen, also from Wellington High School (as Jessica and Stephanie are), is Danny Smith, who took a turn at writing our “Cultural Corner” article this month. He writes about The 8th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival (to be held January 16-21) in Delray Beach. His preview of the Festival includes an interview with poet Thomas Lux.
Did you know that 88% of people make resolutions related to “Health & Fitness?” So it’s only fitting that Cheryl Alker gives us tips on how to make it happen in 2012 in “Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions.” Really great tips on how to fight fat and stay fit all year long!
I truly enjoyed interviewing Waleska Sanchez of LadyBugs of Wellington for our “AW Spotlight” story this month. Wali knows how to turn a kids’ consignment store into an impeccably-clean, boutique-style shop. So at LadyBugs, you have the best of both worlds – cute clothing (including kids, teens and maternity), as well as other items like toys, in excellent condition – all at a fraction of the cost you would find in an upscale boutique store. Don’t miss her introduction Video to the store.
Don’t forget to enter our contest, between January 1st – 10th, for the hour massage gift certificate at Massage Envy in Royal Palm Beach. What a great way to start out the new year…with a relaxing message! BTW, if you ever have trouble finding that hidden “AW Contest” inside one of the ads, you can call me (as some of you have done in the past) and we can troubleshoot it.
Here’s our Table of Contents for all of the terrific articles that you will find this month! THANKS to our writers and photographers for keeping us posted on what’s happening Around Wellington. Thanks to all of you who send us your event information too, so we always have a handle on what’s going on!
- Around Wellington in Pictures
- As I Was Saying
- Ask Dr Z
- Ask the Docs
- AW Coupons
- AW Spotlight – LadyBugs of Wellington
- Cantankerously Yours
- Cultural Corner
- Dare to Dream
- Dog Walkin’ Wellington
- Health & Fitness
- Kids’ Corner
- Living Green
- Mommy Moments
- Photo Galleries
- Poem of the Month
- Press Releases
- Sofia’s Yummy Treats
- Teen Talk
- Travel with Terri
THANK YOU and see you “Around Wellington!”