The Palm Beach Police and Fire Foundation announces Adriana Padron has been appointed administrator of the organization. She will manage daily operations, budgets and marketing, and will oversee special events.


Before locating here from New Jersey, Padron spent 17 years as an executive with the Estee Lauder Cos, Inc. in New York. She attended Rutgers University in Newark, N.J. and is a graduate of Katherine Gibbs College in New York.


John F. Scarpa, foundation president, stated, “We are excited to have Adriana join the organization. Her administrative experience will enable the foundation to continue its advancement and support of the Palm Beach Police and Fire Departments.”


Lisa H. Loomis, executive director, also announces that Natalie Dagher was named administrative assistant of the foundation. She will manage social media accounts, respond to donors and vendors, and provide assistance with special event planning. She is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University and worked as a legislative intern in the U.S. House of Representatives. She also served as a legal assistant to attorney Robert M.W. Shalhoub of West Palm Beach.


For information about the foundation, contact the office at 139 N. County Road, call 820-8118, or visit pbpf.us.


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New business: Hydra Wellness, a boutique IV therapy lounge, has opened at 114 N. County Road. It offers a variety of vitamin-blend infusions created by a medical doctor. The IV hydration therapy can alleviate several conditions including: fatigue, jet lag, and low energy. Dr. Tina Discepola is medical director of the business founded by Christy Hamilton. Hydra Wellness offers a concierge mobile service for visits to clients in their homes or hotel rooms. Call 557-6930 or visit hydra-wellness.com.


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Dogs’ day in the Garden: Walk the winding paths with your dog on leash, or heel for a photo opportunity on Nov. 17 at Mounts Botanical Garden, 531 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The garden will supply water and treats for your pet. The event is free for members; $10 for non-members; $5 for ages 5-12. Admission includes entry to the current show, “Cutting Corners: A Stickwick Exhibition.” Call 233-1757 or visit mounts.org.


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On the horizon: A holiday highlight happening next month will be the Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival, set Dec. 12-15, 2019 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach. The 12th annual Grand Tasting will take place at 3 p.m. Dec. 15. For tickets, email info@pbfoodwinefest.com.