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November “Women’s Power Lunch”

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In photo: Welcome November “Newbies” to the Women’s Power Lunch”

Jensen Beach -– The Women’s Power Lunch, started by Anne Thompson Schafer, celebrating their 15th year of connecting powerful women in business has returned to Eagle Marsh Country Club.

Conveniently located at the Eagle Marsh Golf Club, right off Jensen Beach Blvd. in Jensen Beach, the heart of the Treasure Coast of South Florida. Their facilities are available for lunch, banquets, functions, special occasions, meetings, events & much more.

Whether you are planning a birthday, anniversary, organizational luncheon, club gathering or even a wedding, the banquet hall at the Eagle’s Nest offers you a great alternative to the norm. Consider us for your next event, meeting or party.

Schafer says of the groups’ members; “You have made the Power Lunch what it has become, and what it will grow to be! Be who you are, present a message, and join in! This is a ladies’ group that provides networking and support, the two basic elements that make it the huge success it is today!”

What began as an afternoon luncheon for ten friends, has grown into a calling list of over three hundred women, and an attendance of over one hundred women at the monthly luncheons. Anne Schafer, the founder of the Ladies Power Lunch, attributes the success of the group to great networking and support for one another!

The energy that they all have is wonderful! The friendship and service given is awesome! As they go into their tenth year they look forward to many new friendships, togetherness, much laughter, meeting and greeting many, more women of interest ………….” we have much to be thankful for!”

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School Board Swears In New Members

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In photo: New board members Tina McSoley and Christina Roberts

The next time you attend a school board meeting for your child you’ll see some new faces.

The induction ceremony took place last night at the school’s central office in Downtown Stuart.

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Tony Ferro, Jensen Beach High School

MCSD 2014/15 Teacher of the Year

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In photo: Jensen Beach High School Teacher Tony Ferro beams after being named 2014/15 Teacher of The Year

Port St. Lucie, Fla. (Nov. 14, 2014)…The Education Foundation of Martin County (EFMC) and the Martin County School District (MCSD) are proud to announce that Jensen Beach High School social studies teacher Anthony “Tony” Ferro has been named the District’s 2014-15 Teacher of the Year.

The winner was announced during the Education Foundation of Martin County’s Teacher of the Year Awards Celebration on Friday, November 14 at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center. The event is presented by Infiniti Stuart and Audi Stuart.

Mr. Ferro currently teaches Advanced Placement European and World History to 10th, 11th, and 12th graders at Jensen Beach High School, where he has taught for four years. Mr. Ferro is also a product of the District himself, having attended Martin County schools from elementary through high school.

Mr. Ferro is also a member of the Florida Athletic Coaches Association, serving as the Boys/Girls Varsity Cross County Co-Head Coach and Flag Football Varsity Head Coach at JBHS. He has been a leader on a number of professional development projects at his school, including the Social Studies team, AdvancED accreditation team, School Advisory Council, and professional learning communities.

As a teacher, Mr. Ferro built the Advanced Placement European History classes from scratch and his students’ pass rates far exceed the national average. His United States History students demonstrate stellar performance in their End-of Course exams as well.

“As evidenced by these achievement results, Mr. Ferro instills very high expectations to ensure his students reach their maximum potential,” said Jensen Beach High School principal Greg Laws. “Mr. Ferro has established an authentic learning environment built upon positive relationships, which fosters a culture of engaged learners,” he added.

Upon learning of his being nominated as a candidate for Martin County Teacher of the Year, Mr. Ferro commented, “This without question will forever be one of my greatest accomplishments. I have tried to do everything that I can to change the lives of everyone that I meet and to represent JBHS in the best possible light. To achieve this honor is truly humbling, and inspirational at the same time, because I know that all of the hard work that I am doing on a daily basis is having a positive impact on my students, school, and community around me.”

Mario Murgado, President/CEO of Infiniti Stuart and Audi Stuart, presenting sponsors of The Education Foundation of Martin County Teacher of the Year Celebration, said, “Children are our future and the foundation for their success is a good education. We are proud to support teachers and the Martin County Teacher of the Year Celebration and we extend our sincere and heartfelt congratulations to Mr. Ferro.”

Raúl Ocampo, president of the EFMC, added, “On behalf of the board members of the Education Foundation of Martin County, congratulations to Tony Ferro on this incredible accomplishment. Tonight we celebrated all of our teachers…it was a tremendous celebration and a great expression of our appreciation for the amazing teachers we have in Martin County.”

Martin County School District Superintendent Laurie Gaylord said, “Tony Ferro is an exceptional educator with proven results in and out of his classroom who demonstrates the model of professionalism and leadership in education today. I commend him for his efforts to involve parents and the community in activities with his students that have a meaningful and lasting impact. I am proud to have Tony represent us as the Martin County Teacher of the Year in 2014-15.”

Mr. Ferro will now represent the Martin County School District in the competition to become the Florida Department of Education’s Teacher of the Year. More information on this program can be found online at http://www.fldoe.org/profdev/yeartch.asp.

In addition to honoring the District’s 2014-15 Teacher of the Year, winners were named Friday night in the categories of Elementary, Middle, and High School Teachers of the Year:
High School Teacher of the Year

Anthony “Tony” Ferro, Jensen Beach High School, 10th, 11th and 12th Grade Social Studies Teacher

(MCSD Teacher of the Year)
Middle School Teacher of the Year

Kimberly Gray, Murray Middle School, 7th Grade English Language Arts Teacher

Ms. Gray started her teaching career five years ago as a high school teacher, but has been instructing students at Murray Middle School for the last three years. She is a member of the Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) Committee and Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) Committee, and has been the Student Council Advisor since 2012. Her experience and comfort with technology has provided her with several opportunities for professional development, both giving and receiving. She was selected to pilot two computer-based programs at her school and is a committee member of the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Committee at MMS, helping to organize the roll-out of increased personal device usage in the classroom.
Elementary School Teacher of the Year

Kim Wendisch, Citrus Grove Elementary, First Grade Teacher

Ms. Wendisch has been teaching for 16 years, 11 in the state of Florida, and has been a teacher at Citrus Grove Elementary since the school opened in 2008. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Ms. Wendisch participates in a number of professional development and educational activities, including serving as the Team Development Leader for the American Cancer Society, the K-2 Teacher Representative Executive Board Member of the PTA, the chair of the School Improvement Plan Parent Involvement Committee, and a Voting Board Member of the School Advisory Council. She volunteers with several after-school programs and is the chair of CGE’s Volunteer Appreciation Committee.

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Stuart Veterans Day 2014

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The Jensen Beach Pineapple Festival 2014

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Jensen Beach –The Jensen Beach Pineapple Festival was initiated by the Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce in the fall of 1988 in conjunction with the Jensen Beach Centennial Celebration. The event draws approximately 15,000 people to the downtown historic area during its three days of operation. The festival highlighted food, exhibits, arts & crafts, a midway, local entertainers, pageants, school music groups, comedians, demonstrations, and top notch evening entertainment.

In 1992 the festival grew to five-days and drew the largest crowd of 65,000+. The 1992 Festival featured the Bahamian Market Place featuring “Junkanoo”.

From the Bahamian Island of Eleuthera and the heart pounding rush of Junkanoo, a Caribbean celebration two centuries old in which performers dress in colorful impressive costumes that are artistically created of paper and depicting a particular theme. Through its colorful costumes and unbelievable energy, the Junkanoo group will parade through the Festival crowds each evening playing music of traditional instruments, goatskin drums, whistles and cowbells which creates a rhythm and excitement difficult to ignore. Performances are completely spontaneous and done with no previous rehearsals. Festival-goers find it virtually impossible not to join in the Junkanoo parade.

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Chi-Chi” Rodríguez Assists With Rotary

Scholarship Fundraiser

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Palm City — On Tuesday, November 4th. The Stuart Rotary Club, held their Scholarship Chance to Play with Chi-Chi” Rodríguez Golf Day.

One lucky winner had the chance to play golf exclusively with Chi Chi. That winner was Paul Nicoletti , of Stuart. Unfortunately Paul was unable to play . His friend Rick Wilson, who also had purchased a chance ,played with Chi Chi on Paul’s behalf. Around 40 friends of Rotary participated in the day by playing golf . Later all the golfers were invited to gather in the Golf Bistro of Palm Cove for a meet and greet with Chi Chi and light lunch.

Later that evening the chairman of the Event, Debi Bacchiochi and her husband Jim escorted the winner Paul Nicoletti and his wife Paula to a dinner with Chi Chi and his lovely wife Iwalani hosted by Sailors Return.

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The Rotary Club of Stuart was chartered on August 30, 1929, and is one of over 32,000 Rotary clubs with 1.2 million members in over 200 countries. Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in their local communities and around the world. The Rotary motto is Service Above Self.

All Rotary Clubs engage in fund raising for local and international service projects and support The Rotary Foundation. Since 1947, The Rotary Foundation has awarded more than $1.1 billion (US) in grants, initiated and administered by local Rotary clubs. Rotary is best known for Polio-Plus, the 20+ year program to eradicate polio worldwide. Since the program began, over 2 billion children have been immunized and polio has declined 99%. Rotary has been and will always be committed to a polio-free world.

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Children’s Services Council of Martin County

Receives Overwhelming Approval

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Stuart — A 2010 state law requires Children’s Services Council to go before the voters of Martin County for reauthorization in a general election by 2016. Reauthorization by voters simply allows Children’s Services Council to continue operating in Martin County, as it has for 27 years.

The entire community benefits from programs supported by the Children’s Services Council of Martin County, including children, parents, grandparents, educators, law enforcement officers, judges and the juvenile justice system, as well as, doctors, health care workers, childcare centers, non-profit organizations, and social service agencies. The programs supported by the Children’s Services Council have the potential of touching every individual and every aspect of our community in some way.

In fact, all of Martin County enjoys the good quality of life that comes from the impact of the Children’s Services Council. Our community is safer, healthier and stronger because our children are more likely to stay on a positive path, graduate high school and become tax-paying citizens. Council-funded programs reduce our long-term tax burden with prevention programs. Taxpayers can save up to $20 for every $1 spent on prevention programs. (We pay for arrests, detention, prosecution, premature births and substance abuse treatment anyway; why not pay for programs that help avoid these costs?) As a result, Martin County is a desirable place to live, and so Council-funded programs, by addressing the needs of our neighbors, increase our property values and strengthen our economy by producing more high school graduates and allowing more parents to have children attending early learning programs.

Children’s Services Council of Martin County funds programs such as The ARC of Martin County, Inc., Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County, Inc., CASTLE, City of Stuart Community Services Department, Dunbar Center, Inc., Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee Counties, Inc., Easter Seals Florida, Inc., HPS, Helping People Succeed, Inc., Martin County Healthy Start Coalition, Inc., SafeSpace, Inc., Tykes & Teens, Inc. and TheYMCA of the Treasure Coast, Florida, Inc.,

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2014 Stuart Air Show

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Stuart – It’s November, the first cool front of the season has arrived and the unmistakable drone of WWII aircraft is in the air. It must be Air Show Season this year brought to us for their fourth season by Road to Victory Military Museum.

Did you know that the second most popular spectator sport in North America is an air show? Nationally, millions of people attend more than 300 airs shows annually.

“Over the last 13 years, the show has grown from 12,000 in attendance to over 60,000 and the largest event on the Treasure Coast.” According to a museum spokesperson.

The Road to Victory Military Museum honors and pays tribute to all the brave men and women who have served, and are presently serving our country in the Armed Forces. By the display of historical artifacts, uniforms, photographs, and vehicles both historical and personal, we are able to pay homage to these heroes while informing and educating the public of their noble endeavors and our freedoms as Americans.

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Jensen Beach Homecoming 2014

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Jensen Beach – A bright setting sun and clear skies made for the perfect backdrop for Jensen Beach high School’s seventh homecoming parade and of course halloween was the backdrop.

Former students are now really comeing home to renew old friendships made while attending school at JBHS. It may seem odd now but 20 years from now these same students will have not seen each other for quite awhile and children, grandchildren and other events experienced throughout life’s winding road will these same students have plenty to talk about.

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Over One Thousand Visit “Trunk or Treat”

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Stuart — Everyone came by The Martin County Sheriff’s office and filled their bags with treats from the Sheriff’s office and over 50 local businesses.

Each MCSO division had their own treat station for the kids to visit.

The sheriff’s office is also creating a pumpkin patch, a haunted house and giving hay rides. In addition the sheriff’s office will display its big crime fighting equipment and machinery.

“There’s plenty of space here, they can run around. And they don’t have to worry about getting hit by a car. They don’t have to worry about an angry neighbor who doesn’t want children knocking on their doors. We opened our arms wide for the children of Martin County to come here and safely trick or treat,” said Martin County Sheriff William Snyder.

Each business who brought candy and treats also had their offerings inspected by the MCSO for safety.

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Treasure Coast Wildlife Center  Hosts Ghoula 2014 At Flagler Place

 

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Stuart – This year’s Ghoula event was located at Flagler Place. In the Park overlooking the beautiful St Lucie River within the Indian River Lagoon.

Everyone Indulged in Creepy Eats & Tasty Treats chillingly cold beer wine from a vampire’s vineyard or fell under the spell of our Wicked Witch’s Brew all for a good cause.

The Treasure Coast Wildlife Hospital (TCWH) is a private not-for-profit corporation, dedicated to the preservation of wildlife and the conservation of natural habitats. We are not a government agency. All funding for our efforts comes from public and private grants and from concerned people thoughout the community. Our goals and purposes include the rehabilitation and return to the wild of sick, injured and orphaned wild animals, as well as informational services directed toward the public at large. Founded by Jean Henry and Ruth Stanwood in 1974, the Treasure Coast Wildlife Hospital is the only facility of its kind serving Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Okeechobee, and Palm Beach counties in Florida.

TCWH operates a comprehensive medical and rehabilitative facility for the care of wild animals. Our clinic accepts literally thousands of wild patients each year, providing treatment for animals as diverse as bobcats, eagles, alligators, and songbirds. Roughly 10 per cent of the animals treated belong to “Listed” species (Endangered, Threatened, Species of Special Concern). Upon completion of their rehabilitation, these animals are returned to suitable wild habitats.

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Stuart Air Show Celebrates

New Palm City Chamber of Commerce Membership

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In photo: Elizabeth Glynn, Executive Director of the Stuart Air Show, friends, and Ambassadors from the Palm City Chamber of Commerce celebrate ribbon cutting

Stuart — The Stuart Air Show has become the largest event on the Treasure Coast. With the nation’s top aviation performers featured, this highly anticipated annual event provides fun for the whole family.

The Stuart Air Show proudly supports the community. Benefiting non-profit organizations include: The Road to Victory Military Museum, Martin County Community Foundation, Special Olympics, ARC of Martin County, Experimental Aircraft Association, Civil Air Patrol, Boy Scouts of America, and many other deserving community charities.

The Mission of the Palm City Chamber is “To serve as the principle advocate of the community and its businesses, acting as the catalyst in promoting the economic development of the Palm City area, stimulating jobs and improving the quality of life.”

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Palm City Fall Fest A Rousing Success

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Palm City – If you like the smell of the sauce simmering, pop corn popping and the pizza cheese meltin gjust and delicious excitement, the Palm City Chamber of Commerce 5th Annual Fall Fest was the place to be Saturday. The festival was held at Palm City Park all day and VENDORS of all kinds participated in this fun filled event.

Vendors included arts and crafts, jewelry, clothing, pottery, information, etc. Food vendors were available with all sorts of delights for everyone. This year, over 6,000 attended the Palm City Fall Fest. Arts and crafts booths, community and vendor booths, specialties from local restaurants, a classic car show, premium wine and beer, musical entertainment and a favorite for young and old alike is the popular Children’s Area and much more.

The Mission of the Palm City Chamber is “To serve as the principle advocate of the community and its businesses, acting as the catalyst in promoting the economic development of the Palm City area, stimulating jobs and improving the quality of life.”

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House of Hope Benefits From Black Swamp Sangria

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Stuart — If you did not participate in the October Halloween Event at Diamond tea Room & Bistro Saturday evening with all the other ghosts and entities from tehTea Room then you missed one of the more unique experiences of the Fall season.

The evening focal point was a seven course menu which included “Roaskill Brain Pate”, “Bat Wing Soup”, “Roasted Rats”, with “Black Swamp Sangria”.

The evening was an opportunity for all to have fun all the while benefiting a good cause The House of Hope.

House of Hope is a nonprofit agency, founded in 1984, that provides food, clothing, furniture, financial assistance and life-changing case management services to Martin County residents. Our clients are adults and children in need — typically low-wage workers, single parents, senior citizens, the recently unemployed, veterans, people who are homeless or disabled, and families suffering through life crises. About 5,000 people each month are touched by one or more House of Hope service within Project HOPE.

Our clients are people like the cashier at the store, the laundress who dry cleans your clothes, the waiter who serves your meals, the elderly man who helps take your groceries to the car, the laborer whose company shut down, the saleswoman whose hours were cut. They are people you know, people you like. They are your neighbors in need.

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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 2014

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Stuart — Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a celebration of survivorship an occasion to express hope and our shared determination to make this breast cancer’s last century.

The fight to end breast cancer starts with a single step. Hundred’s took that step on Saturday with the American Cancer Society Making Strides of Martin walk. It took each and every one of tose hundred’s to rally together and finish the fight against breast cancer. Just a few hours of their time at a non-competitive, 5K (3.1 mile) event helped bring a lifetime of change for people facing breast cancer and their families.

Every Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (MSABC) event is an incredible and inspiring opportunity to unite as a community to honor breast cancer survivors, raise awareness about what we can do to reduce our breast cancer risk, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease with breast cancer research, information and services, and access to mammograms for women who need them. Sign up today and let’s finish the fight against breast cancer.

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Charity Masquerade Dance Party Raises Over $30K

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Stuart — If you weren’t at the Kane Center Saturday night you really missed it. Girls, Girls, Girls, pardon my political incorrectness. The Women’s Club of Stuart partied hearty, with emphasis on “Heart” and wallet of course.

In partnership with Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Stuart they hosted what was called the Charity Masquerade Dance Party.

The event blended the fun and excitement of Masquerade with a well-organized and professionally run fund raising competition.

The Charity Masquerade Dance Party included seven charities. Each competing to raise funds for its charity through pledges and sponsorships.

Local Charities and Charity Dancers included:

Council on Aging: Krista Kugaraj

4C’s: Maria & Sherrill Steed

Fred Astaire Scholarship Fund: Gia Lino

Friends in Pink: Cheryl Norman Caldwell

GFWC Woman’s Club of Stuart: Sarah Heard

Girlfriends Committee of GWCS: Laura Crawford

House of Hope: Diane Tomasik

Humane Society of the Treasure Coast: Candace Callahan

Each charity prides itself on its commitment to the Treasure Coast. It’s never too to help by supporting your charity or charities with your pledge, sponsorship, and/or by hosting a fundraising event. Visit the charity web site or contact the organization directly.

Contact your favorite charity today to say even though you were not able to make the event on Saturday, you would like yo help.

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Palm City Dolphins Defeat Stuart Bulldogs 36 – 30

In Double Overtime

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Palm City –- As a little boy the idea that you could play in a game against one of your biggest your rivals in a “mud” bowl in this day and age is rare. However, that is exactly what happened on Saturday as the Pop Warner Palm City Dolphins met the Stuart Bulldogs.

Overnight the skies opened up with about 2 inches of rain and normally that would be no big deal but in this early Fall season, however, after an extremely wet summer the water did not run off the field as usual.

There was no lightening, which normally would stop a game with all this water, and the experience of a lifetime began for these little guys. These are the kind of conditions, childhood football was made for. In an age when every field is either inside or synthetic or overly manicured, the aspect providing probably the safest condition to play this evermore dangerous sport, “mud” is gone to the ages.

The photos that follow are a pictorial record of that game. Enjoy them as much as I enjoyed taking them and remember when you little guys over the age 65 played in games like this one..

The Palm City Dolphins participates in the Pop Warner Little Scholars Program.

Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc. (PWLS) is a non-profit organization that provides youth football and cheer & dance programs for participants in 42 states and several countries around the world. Consisting of approximately 400,000 young people ranging from ages 5 to 16 years old, PWLS is the largest youth football, cheer and dance program in the United States.

Pop Warner was founded in 1929, continues to grow and serves as the only youth football, cheerleading & dance organization that requires its participants to maintain academic standards in order to participate. Pop Warner’s commitment to academics is what separates the program from other youth sports around the world.

As the only national youth sports organization that requires scholastic aptitude to participate, Pop Warner is committed to developing America’s young people on the field and off. Each year Pop Warner continues to expand its efforts in team and activity participation, as well as visibility and outreach in the community.

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Ultimate Frisbee Continues In Martin County

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Palm City — Ultimate was developed in 1968 by a group of students at Columbia H.S. in Maplewood, NJ. Although Ultimate resembles many traditional sports in its athletic requirements, it is unlike most sports due to its focus on self-officiating, even at the highest levels of competition. This concept, called Spirit of the Game, is integrated into the basic philosophy of the sport, written into the rules, and practiced at all levels of the game from local leagues to the World Games.

If you’re interested come out2 Palm City Park, 6:00 PM Mondays.

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Stuart Formalizes Official Sister City Relationship

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Stuart — Special Meeting with Hope Town Abacos Bahamas & the City of Stuart, Florida to formalize our official Sister City relationship to discuss Economic & Tourism Development opportunities. — with Paul Nicoletti, Ricardo Treco, Eula Clarke and Troy A McDonald.

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Martin Bowl “Football Friday Night”

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HOT! HOT! HOT! ….10TH ANNUAL EVENT A

HUGE CARIBBEAN SUCCESS!

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In photo: Artisan/donor Terri Rieger from Diamonds By Terry welcomes all to this year’s festivities

JENSEN BEACH, FL—On Saturday evening, the Mansion at Tuckahoe was hopping with generous patrons, sponsors, and donors that braved the heat and enjoyed the balmy breezes off the St. Lucie at the 10h Annual “Hot Caribbean Nights” Wine Tasting/Celebrity Chef Cook-off event to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Light the Night Walk. The venue was filled to capacity, and close to 700 were in attendance, and over $5K has come in so far for LLS.

Guests were able to cool down on this hot summer night on the picturesque banks of the St. Lucie River and try wines over 80 varieties that were organic, including an exotic variety of wine from the cellars of many local purveyors of wine such as Peggy’s Natural foods of Stuart, Vine and Barley Palm City, as well as delicious food from area restaurants. The “who’s-who” of the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast attended wearing their Caribbean best and enjoyed culinary masterpieces from Anthony’s Coal Fire Pizza, Chillin The Most, Steve B’s, Chef T, Mac and Cheese, Eli’s Deli, Rooster’s Daytime Café, Edible Spirits, Castaways, The Taco Shack, Totilla Flats, and Stuart Grille and Ale. Restaurants all competed and prepared culinary masterpieces right before their eyes. The masterpieces were judged by: Ken Coe; Sheriff Will Snyder, former Mayor of Stuart Eula Clarke, The Love Doctor Dano from Clear Chanel and Jason Carr from Coast 101.3. The Judge’s winner was Eli’s Deli. The People’s Choice Award was Congrats and thanks to all.

Additionally, patrons were entertained by international recording artist, Greg Jackson, his protégé “Joe”. The event also featured a silent auction with over 120 items donated from local philanthropic, businesses and individuals. Beyond the auction items, there were also opportunities to enter raffles, have portraits taken by Michael Todd Lee Photography, and mix, & mingle for a great cause overlooking the beautiful Indian River within Martin County’s Indian RiverSidePark. The Mansion at Tuckahoe, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005, sits atop Mt.Elizabeth, (listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002). Together, the Mansion at Tuckahoe and MountElizabeth create one of the most historically significant sites in Florida, and a perfect location for this life-saving event! Guest comments included, “this is the best and biggest one yet!”, and “Tuckahoe is perfect for this event,” and “Great food, great music, great place, great prizes, great wine…all for a great cause…what more could you ask? The best event in MartinCounty in the summer!”

Finally, without whom the event would not be possible, the 2010 Event Planning Committee Coordinated by Ken Coe at Southern Pride Gourmet Foods, Dick and Robin Hall from Out2martincounty.com, Sue Hedgepath from The Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce, Sandi O’Brien from T.O.V.O. Graphic Design,Fred and Kim Biancardi from Reel Graphic design, Jesse Hert from Northwestern Mutual, Linda Hake from Martin Memorial Rachel Messer from TD Bank, Veronica Montoya from Keller Williams, and . For more information how you too might help with the 2014 event, please go to Treasure Coast LLS Fundraising on Facebook and comment , contact Dick Hall at www.out2News.com, or find Ken Coe on FaceBook.

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Martin County And The City of Stuart Becomes

A Purple Heart City And County

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In photos: Eagle Scout Nicholas Cocoves and Major Charles Winn and his son Colonel Chuck Winn

Stuart — A boy becomes an Eagle Scout for the experience. Today 13-year-old Nicholas Cocoves created the Purple Heart Memorial in Stuart as part of his Eagle Scout project.

Attending today’s dedication and Purple Heart ceremony was Major Charles Winn recipient of Martin County’s newest Purple Heart. The presentation of his purple heart was his son Colonel Chuck Winn.

If you were there today you would have felt it, that feeling of watching history and that is what Eagle Scout Cocoves did today, he experienced and participated in history.

Also in attendance was U.S Congressman, Patrick Murphy, who, in his comments suggested that we need to do more for our veterans, especially in light of our latest V.A. scandal.

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2014 Surfers For Autism

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Stuart Beach — Surfers For Autism mission is to unlock the potential of people with developmental delays, support advocacy for autism issues and scientific research. Our focus is to eliminate stigma through public awareness and education and to unite communities through volunteerism. Our History It was December of 2007 when a simple idea was presented to a small group of South Florida surfers by a member whose life and family have been touched by autism. The concept of introducing children on the autism spectrum to surfing took hold and the group began planning for the inaugural Deerfield Beach event.

Fundraising efforts help us fulfill our mission of bringing these life-changing events to as many communities as possible and to help fund autism research, awareness and advocacy. Fundraising would be conducted by soliciting local businesses to donate product and services for a raffle and through the sale of event specific T-shirts.

On April 5, 2008, the inaugural Surfers For Autism event was held on the north side of the Deerfield Beach Pier where 40 surfers with autism hit the water and over $10,000 was raised to benefit autism associated charities. The organization has since hosted events in several locations on Florida’s East Coast, and single events have registered as many as 200 surfers and raised close to $20,000.

At the Stuart SFA event, our surfers are provided a safe environment where two to four highly skilled and trained surf instructors carefully guide them into waves. Our surfers and their families are treated like rock stars and enjoy a day filled with a range of activities including stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, live music, face-painting, games, bounce houses, fire engine tours and much more. A catered lunch is also provided, all at no cost. This is a very special day where children with ASD interact with typical peers and wow families with their capabilities. This event is an example of inclusion at the highest level.

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MEET FOREST , FOREST GUMP!

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In photo: Meet Forest, Forest Gump. Forest is from Brazil, via St Joe Missouri along with his best buddy John. Chris is from Tri Beca….you can take the guy out of New York but not the New York out of the guy! They are visiting along Hutchinson Island, “Chick Magnet”.

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2014 Single Fin Showdown

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In photo: That’s why it’s called “Single Finn”

Stuart — Raising money for United Way and Martin County’s less fortunate residents was as easy as catching a wave and enjoying the day at the beach.

Back by popular demand for the sixth consecutive year, the Single Fin Showdown is a unique surf contest that challenges surfers to ride retro surfboards at random while at the same time raising money for United Way of Martin County’s 2013-13 campaign.

The Showdown has raised $25,000 during the past five years for United Way’s Common Good Fund that supports everything from early learning opportunities to adult day care programs at 46 local nonprofit agencies.

The 2013 Single Fin Showdown took place on St Patrick’s Day weekend again this year at Stuart Beach, and featured seven divisions for surfers of all ages. Registration included an event T-shirt, as well as a chance to win one of many prize packs loaded with all kinds of surf-related gear.

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