Host David Abroms speaks with guests about the latest happenings in the Palms West community. The podcast covers local events, people, and institutions in Wellington, Royal Palm Beach, Loxahatchee Groves, West Palm Beach, and Lake Worth. Together, we explore the stories of these Palms West communities.
Wellington-based PCSI conducts research trial for long-COVID patients
David talks with Dr. Luis Peña-Hernández, MD, a lung specialist at the Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Disorders Institute of South Florida, with an office in Wellington. We discuss the research trial PCSI is conducting using a new medical device called Sylvee which uses ultrasound technology to better monitor lung function.
You can find out more about the study and how to participate by going to:
Lion Country Safari and Rhino Conservation
David and new writer, Mel, discuss the 38th rhinoceros born at Lion Country Safari since its founding and the second of 2021.
The safari park has grown its white rhino population to 15, including Josh, born in November, and his 22-year-old mother, Bloom. Josh is particularly special because Bloom’s family line is underrepresented.
White rhinoceroses are the most abundant of the remaining rhinos, although their numbers are still small. Since the 1970s, the white rhino population has risen from fewer than 1,000 to approximately 20,000, largely because of conservation efforts in captivity and the wild.
Open since 1967, Lion Country Safari is a participant in the White Rhinoceros Species Survival Plan, part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The SSP keeps the white rhino population steady.
Shining Horse Farm and Sanctuary helping animals in need
The Shining Horse Farm and Sanctuary was created in 2005 by Leanne Witt, after animals in need of assistance kept flooding through her doors. What started as a small rehabilitation journey for a couple of foals, blossomed into a rescue and rehabilitation sanctuary.
This summer, the organization plans to host a series of educational programs for people to learn about the animals under their care.
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Wellington's golf cart ordinance takes effect
David and Mia discuss the new golf cart ordinance that has gone into effect in the Village of Wellington. In recent years golf carts have become extremely common in the village. They are widely used in the equestrian industry, within neighborhoods and when traveling short distances. According to the ordinance, golf carts are allowed on designated village roads and designated multimodal pathways, however under different rules.
Check out our latest article about Wellington's new ordinance.
Westlake: Palm Beach County's newest town is growing fast
In this episode, we discuss the City of Westlake, Palm Beach County’s newest, fastest growing town. In 2016, the five residence that lived on the old citrus grove voted unanimously to incorporate the city as the county’s 39th municipality.
A 2012 Florida law that made it easier for cities to incorporate, allowed Minto Communities, a Canadian real estate developer, to avoid the usual rules for a new municipality, including approval from the Legislature and at least 5,000 residents.
Westlake has been approved for 4,500 homes and 2 million square feet of commercial space.
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Tonk the chimp born at Lion Country Safari
Mia and David discuss the new addition to join the family at Lion Country Safari. A male chimpanzee named Tonk was born to mother Irene late last year. Tonk is the first chimp born at Lion Country Safari in more than 16 years.
Check out our latest article about Tonk:
Great way to learn about news and events that are occurring in the community. Love the concept!
Love listening to this as I drive to work. Always learning something new and interesting about my community!!!