AroundWellington Celebrates 15 Years!


AroundWellington Celebrates 15 Years!

Wellington, FL – February, 2021

This month marks the 15th year for, and founder Krista Martinelli has some updates.  “We now have an Advisory Committee,” says Martinelli.  “And a mission statement – To provide an authentic voice and a journalistic breath of fresh air while creating an inspiring reading experience.”  We just launched a new look to our free weekly eNewsletter. A new logo is coming soon too. 

Last year after the George Floyd murder, Martinelli wrote a 7-part series on racism, including interviews with Wellington Mayor Anne Gerwig, business owner Henry Mosley, restaurant-chain owner and activist Rodney Mayo, Florida State Attorney Dave Aronberg, candidate for PBC Sheriff Alex Freeman and activists Kyla Edma and Zainab Asad.  “This story really put us on the map in a new way, reaching a bigger audience and gaining international feedback,” says Martinelli. 

Over the years, the publication has focused on “good news.”  But now, in a time of division and constant change, the publication adds an edge, getting to the core of some of the issues that continue to haunt us these days, including the Coronavirus, global warming and racism. 

The AroundWellington team is made up of 17 writers, including Mayor Gerwig, and 4 photographers. 

AroundWellington’s 10th Anniversary Celebration, which happened at the home of Lori and Eric Baumel five years ago. Photo by Lois Spatz.

“I’ve been reading and enjoying Around Wellington since Krista’s first hard copy magazine was published in 2006. It’s been wonderful to see the growth of this publication over the years into an electronic journal of what is happening in our home town,” says Linda McGill, long-time Wellington resident. 

“Your passion for authentic living is evident in everything you create. I am truly a fan!” says Wendy Soderman, founder of the Ideal School and Dream School in Royal Palm Beach, founder of Breathe Modern Meditation in West Palm Beach.

“Congratulations to AW on turning 15! It’s great to have local partners that help keep our residents informed and up to date on local issues,” says Mayor Anne Gerwig.

AW’s 15th Anniversary Zoom celebration

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AroundWellington’s first issue, originally a print publication, February, 2006