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       VOL. 21 NO. 9                                                                              SEPTEMBER 2019

      Big Taste Of Martin County Is Getting Bigger!

       Newly Added VIP Tables, Online

       Auction, More Restaurants,

       Craft Beer And Wine

         The Big Taste of Martin County
       is presented by Publix Super Markets
       Charities, as an annual fundraising
       event for Big Brothers Big Sisters of
       Palm Beach and Martin Counties and
       will be held Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 5:30
       to 8:30 p.m. at The Stuart Jet Center.
         This premier food event of the
       Treasure Coast was a big success with over 700 attendees at
       The Stuart Jet Center last year. Located at 2501 S.E. Aviation
       Way, guests will be surrounded with the ambiance of private
       jets, as the Taste of Martin County will offer new experiences   30 restaurants of all cuisines throughout and surrounding
       by adding VIP tables to expand upon the event. Guests will   Martin County – from Kyle G’s, Bobby Rubino’s Place for   and Martin Counties. We are excited to have amazing bands,
       enjoy culinary treats as local restaurants, craft breweries,   Ribs, The Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House, Berry Fresh, to O   new VIP table seating, and more and cannot wait to see the
       taste and samples of wine will create an event like no other   Gourmet French Bistro, Ellie’s Downtown Deli, and The   delicious goodies the restaurants and vendors will be offering
       for a good cause.                                 Twisted Tuna to name a few. There will be so much to enjoy   in our 23rd year of this event,” said Yvette Flores, CEO of
         The community will come together for an evening of   in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Guests will also enjoy   Big Brothers Big Sisters.
       fun, food, wine, music and more at the “Big Taste.” It will   a chance to win fabulous prizes in the raffle! Raffle items     Sponsors include: Publix Super Markets Charities, Macy’s,
       feature incredible foods from local restaurants, desserts   include Southwest tickets, hotel stays and lots more!   Philip DeBerard, Southern Eagle Distributing, Rick Carroll
       and delectable wines from across the world. Guests will     “The Big Taste of Martin County is a fundraiser for Big   Insurance, Avonda Wealth Management of Edward Jones,
       experience an array of craft beer from local breweries such   Brothers Big Sisters in support of their mission to create   Byers Auto, Bayview Construction, Independent Financial
       as Hop Life, Islamorada Beer Co. and Sailfish Brewing   and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite
       Co., a tasting and sampling of wines, liquor, and food from   the potential and promise of youth throughout Palm Beach   Taste Of Martin on page 2
      Treasure Coast Bonito Blast Fished For A Great Cause

        It was standing room only at the spacious Pirate’s Cove     This year tournament organizers and volunteer boat   largest bonito weighing 18.3 pounds. Paul Lankow took
      Resort for the Seventh Annual TCBB fishing tournament. The   captains were able to include over 100 veterans, on 28   second place and $750 with the second 18.3-pounder caught.
      event entertained veterans, anglers and families fishing with   dedicated boats, many of whom had never had an opportunity   Third place and $250 with a 16.7-pounder was brought in
      179 boats registered. At the end of the day, the tournament   to fish in a fishing tournament.
      raised over $70,000 for the Wounded Veterans Relief Fund     Kalani Garber won first place and $1,500 with the first   Treasure Coast Bonito Blast on page 3
      (WVRF) and featured approximately 2,000 pounds of bonitos
      which were brought in for sale with the proceeds benefiting
      the WVRF.
        Anglers fished out of the St. Lucie Inlet on nearly flat, calm
      seas which made for great fishing. Tournament festivities
      took place at Pirate’s Cove Resort in Port Salerno. In addition
      to fishing there were auctions and other fundraising methods
      to benefit the WVRF. The tournament was created as an event
      to assist wounded veterans of armed forces servicemen and
      women who began post 9/11. It has been a well-attended
      event ever since its inception but has grown exponentially
      in the past seven years.                           Junior angler winner Elizabeth Neal               Junior angler winner Nick Merriman
      Pup Crawl Attracts 165 Humane Society Supporters

        The fifth annual Pup Crawl in downtown Stuart, themed   & Barley Stuart that was reserved just for them.
      “Chewrassic Bark,” brought out 165 supporters of the     “Following the success of our event and their longstanding
      Humane Society of the Treasure Coast (HSTC), which   support of our humane society, Vine & Barley Stuart is now
      organizes and hosts the event annually.            hosting Pups & Pints on the Patio every Tuesday to benefit
        They gathered at Mulligan’s Beach House Bar before   our shelter animals,” said HSTC Director of Community
      strolling to Spritz City Bistro, Vine & Barley Stuart, Sneaki   Outreach Courtney Zanetti. “One dollar will be donated to
      Tiki and The Crafted Keg, getting drinks along the way, and   the shelter for every draft beer or glass of house wine sold.
      raising almost $6,000 to benefit the Palm City animal shelter.  There are also dog treats for all canine customers.”
        Those who walked with their dogs took advantage of a     Some of the Pup Crawl guests dressed in costume to
      new outdoor seating area outside Spritz City Bistro and Vine   reflect the event’s “Chewrassic Bark” theme and prizes were
                                                                                 awarded for the best dressed.
                                                                                   Sponsors included Stryker
                                                                                 Electric  & Air;  Young
                                                                                 Professionals of Martin
                                                                                 Wagnolia’s Pet Boutique &
                                                                                 Bakery, and Tito’s Handmade
                                                                                 Vodka.                    Bug  donning  a  triceratops
                                                                                                           costume (Owner is Kathy   Ryanne  Bentley  and
                                                                                 Pup Crawl on page 6       LaMartina.)               Delilah
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