Happy New Year and New Beginnings for 2023


January, 2023

Happy New Year and New Beginnings

Krista Martinelli, Editor of AroundWellington.com

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year!  A new year is an opportunity to begin again, to re-invent yourself, to try new things and embark on new adventures.  This month we have several articles that reflect on these things.  Thanks to our diverse team of writers for their contributions, as always.

I’m happy to introduce you to our newest writer Dr. Vincent Apicella D.O, who writes in “Ask the Docs” about Lasting Goals, S.M.A.R.T. goals and how to make positive change in the new year.  Dr. Apicella is a board-certified osteopathic family medicine physician. He has been practicing medicine since 2004. He is the owner and co-founder of Premier Family Health, PA. He was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, has four children and is passionate about senior health and wellbeing.

If one of your goals is to live a more “green” lifestyle, you’ll enjoy reading “How to Make Healthy and Sustainable New Year’s Resolutions for 2023” in “Living Green” by Cristian DeRusha.  Whether it’s planting a backyard garden or upcycling clothing, you’ll find eco-conscious ways of doing things that will make your carbon footprint a little lighter. 

Our “Teen Talk” writer Carly Cantor gives some very practical steps in making your New Year’s Resolutions stick.  Read “Starting Off on the Right Foot in the New Year.” Carly is also our very helpful intern and won our singing contest a couple years ago, which resulted in her singing the National Anthem plus an original song for all of Wellington. 

When considering new year’s goals, we can’t leave out our pets.  See “Paws-itive New Year Resolutions” by our pet writer Tricia Roberts.  Great ideas for energizing, exercising and maintaining the health of your pets. 

Well, as usual, that’s just the tip of the iceberg.  Click around and see all of our new articles this month.  Thanks to our writers and photographers.  Also, a big thanks to our sponsors.  And as always, thanks to you for your readership and participation. 

Happy 2023!

See you Around Wellington!

Krista Martinelli



Krista Martinelli has been publishing AroundWellington.com for 16 years. She is a Mom (of two teenagers), writer, tennis player and consumer of many kinds of cheese. She has not yet played pickleball, but plans on it in 2023.