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            waterways                                                                                                    Serving the Waterfront Estates &

                                                                                                                             Luxury Condominiums
                                                                                                                         in Northern Palm Beach County

                                                                                                                         SEPTEMBER 2019
                  VOL. 1 NO. 3                 
      2019 Jupiter Medical Center Loggerhead Triathlon

      Report and Photos by                               triathletes in the United States. The race course consists
      Penny Sheltz                                       of a 3/8-mile ocean swim, which begins at sunrise, then a
        The Jupiter Medical                              13-mile bike ride and last a 3.1-mile run. More than 600
      Center Loggerhead                                  athletes participate in Loggerhead Triathlon each year. More
      Triathlon is one of the                            than 150 volunteers help to make Loggerhead Triathlon a
      longest enduring triathlons                        success.
      in the state of Florida. Dating                    Top 10 The First Hour
      back to 1985, triathletes                          1. Steve Jackson, Jupiter                 55:15
      have made the trip to Jupiter                      2. John Reback, North Palm Beach          58:21
      year after year to enjoy                           3. Cliff Drusinsky, Jupiter               58:47
      the magnificent  oceanside                         4. Christopher Miller, Boca Raton         59:57
      setting, the family-friendly                       5. Bill Ketchem, Jupiter                 1:00:31
      atmosphere, and the                                6. Jason Ramdeen, Boca Raton          1:01:56.39
      competition. The event has                         7. Edson Soares, Orlando              1:02:31.82
      become a “must do” on the                          8. Brian Schmidt, Jupiter             1:03:15.37  Athletes are given water and a medal at the finish.
      southeast race circuit and                         9. Linda Robb, North Palm Beach          1:03:20
      has spawned some of the top  Happy finishers       10. Michael Reed, Palm Beach Gardens     1:03:33   2019 Jupiter Medical Center Loggerhead on page 4
      Touchdown! T.E.A.M. Elam Charity Poker Tournament

      A Big Success At PBKC

        It was a touchdown for the first annual T.E.A.M. Elam
      Charity Poker Tournament in the Poker Room at Palm
      Beach Kennel Club (PBKC). The event that included a
      poker tournament, NFL star appearances, great food and
      fun raised $4,500 for
        Abram  Elam,  a  Cardinal  Newman  High  School
      graduate, heads up the charity organization. Elam played
      for several teams in the NFL as a safety including the
      Miami Dolphins, Dallas Cowboys, New York Jets,
      Cleveland Browns and Kansas City Chiefs.
        “This poker tournament was a resounding success and
      I think we scored a touchdown,” said Elam. “We look
      forward to doing this event again next year and making

      Touchdown! on page 2                               Far left: Vinny Sutherland, former NFL player
      Sea Turtle Released Off Juno Beach

        The Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) released   donated over 700 hours of her time in the seven years she   focus  on  threatened  and  endangered  sea  turtles.  The
      Vitti the sea turtle from its facility off Juno Beach on   spent at LMC, helping the development and marketing   center features an on-site hospital, research laboratory,
      Thursday, Aug. 1 at 10:30 a.m.                     departments with administrative tasks, adoptions, event   educational exhibits and aquariums, and also operates
        Vitti is a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle patient that   registration and more. Vitti was passionate and offered   the Juno Beach Pier, which hosts world-class angling and
      was found at Florida Power & Light’s St.  Lucie site.   a lot of wonderful ideas to help the center grow.  sightseeing. Situated on one of the world’s most important
      The patient’s bloodwork on arrival indicated anemia     Outside of LMC, she was a highly involved volunteer   sea turtle nesting beaches, Loggerhead Marinelife Center
      and hypoglycemia. Vitti was underweight, lethargic and   in all of her daughter’s schools as the treasurer of the PTO   is open daily and hosts over 350,000 guests free-of-charge
      in poor health due to chronic debilitation. The turtle   for several years and was a devoted and loving wife and
      received parenteral nutrition, antibiotics and iron to treat   mother. Vitti was a well-traveled individual who loved
      its chronic debilitation. Hospital staff monitored Vitti the   talking about her trips and food from all over the world.
      sea turtle with routine blood work as it was treated.   Vitti will be truly missed by all who knew her.
        Vitti the sea turtle is named in memory of Bitasta     Vitti the sea turtle was prepared for release from LMC
      “Vitti” Chaturvedi, a devoted and beloved LMC volunteer   starting at 10 a.m. LMC docents conveyed the history of
      who started at the center in August 2010. Vitti generously   the turtles’ journey and final preparations to visitors, with
                                                                                 a procession to the beach
                                                                                 for the release following.
                                                                                 About Loggerhead
                                                                                 Marinelife Center
                                                                                   Loggerhead  Marinelife
                                                                                 Center   (LMC)  is  a
                                                                                 nonprofit  sea  turtle
                                                                                 research, rehabilitation and
                                                                                 educational institution that
                                                                                 promotes  conservation  of
                                                                                 ocean  ecosystems  with  a   Sea Turtle Released Off Juno Beach on page 3
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