Page 1 - Palm City Spotlight - February '22
P. 1

VOL. 24  NO. 2                                                                         FEBRUARY 2022

      Taste Of Little Italy Celebrates 15th                                                                 Lundin Kudo

      Anniversary – The Year Of Gratitude                                                                   Empty Bowls

      They Are Excited To Be Back                                                                           Returns In 2022
      At Tradition Square Where It

      All Began                                                                                             Long Running Event Raises

        The long-awaited return of the                                                                      Money To Fight Hunger
      Taste of Little Italy will celebrate
      its 15th Anniversary, a year full                                                                       Local ceramic artists from across the Treasure Coast
      of gratitude on Feb. 18 to 20.                                                                        will bring back the Lundin Kudo Empty Bowls event
      The cultural festival known for                                                                       on Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Woman’s Club of Stuart. The
      the Italian ambience, national                                                                        long-running event pairs the talents and generosity of the
      Italian-American entertainers,                                                                        artists, volunteers and local restaurants to raise money for
      and authentic food will be offering                                                                   organizations that fight hunger in Martin County.
      free admission in honor of its anniversary to thank the community
      for all the years of support. The festival will be held where it all     Now in its 15th year, the Taste of Little Italy presented by
      began in Tradition Square.                         Galbani Cheese, promises a weekend filled with entertainment,
        Festival hours throughout the weekend are 4 to 10 p.m. Friday;   food, and fun, served up Italian-style! Each year, the Taste of
      11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.
      Parking is free.                                   Taste Of Little Italy on page 4
      United Way Of Martin County

      Honors Charlie And Gerry Ruibal                                                                       Jay Hatfield, Thomas Adkisson, Joan Hooks, Chad Steve,

      At Tocqueville Society Reception                                                                      and May Wong at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery
                                                                                                              On that day, guests can enjoy a serving of savory soup
                                                                                                            and locally baked bread served in handcrafted bowls
        The United Way of Martin County Alexis de Tocqueville                                               created by the local artists. Guests keep the bowl of their
      Society is made up of individuals who have committed to                                               choice in exchange for a $20 donation. All proceeds
      making a significant investment in the future of Martin                                               benefit Treasure Coast Food Bank and Mary’s Kitchen.
      County – they set the standard for charitable giving.                                                   The Lundin Kudo Empty Bowls Project honors the
      Collectively, their generosity represents 40 percent United                                           late ceramic artist Lundin Kudo, who created art for
      Way of Martin County’s annual campaign with gifts that total                                          many decades in her Stuart, Fla., studio. The event also
      more than $1.4 million.                                                                               features the Mae Slaton “Souper” Bowl Auction, featuring
        But more than that, they are visionaries who lead by                                                exceptional bowls provided by community artists who
      example. United Way recently hosted the annual Tocqueville                                            donate their time and talent.
      Society reception at Sailfish Point Country Club to gather                                              Area chefs and restaurants are donating their culinary
      those members for an evening of fellowship.                                                           talents to the event, providing guests with several varieties
        Attendees heard from Tocqueville Society cochairs Muffin                                            of soup for their empty bowls meal. Look for selections
      Adamiak and Noreen Fisher. “I believe in the mission of                                               from Chef’s Table of Stuart, Conchy Joe’s Seafood,
      United Way. I believe it improves lives by taking our dollars                                         Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House, Ellie’s Downtown Deli,
      and magnifying their impact through coordinated grants to   Charlie  and  Gerry  Ruibal,  recipients  of  the Alexis  de   The Gafford, Healthy Harvest Catering, Kazu, Osceola
      well-run nonprofits,” Fisher said.                 Tocqueville Outstanding Philanthropist Award, with Noreen   Street Café, and students from the Martin County High
        United Way presented the coveted Alexis de Tocqueville   Fisher and Muffin Adamiak, cochairs of UWMC’s Alexis de   School Academy of Culinary Arts.
      Outstanding Philanthropy Award to Sailfish Point residents   Tocqueville Society                        While these soups will provide a hearty meal, the
      Charlie and Gerry Ruibal for their leadership and passion for                                         empty bowl and a serving of soup is a reminder of the one
      improving people’s lives and strengthening our community.   County’s Tocqueville Society for more than two decades   in four people on the Treasure Coast who don’t always
      The Ruibals have been members of United Way of Martin   while also supporting many other nonprofit organizations.   have enough nutritious food to eat.
                                                                                 The Ruibals have also        The event is made possible with support from The
                                                                                 endowed two scholarships   Woman’s Club of Stuart, Clay Habit Studio, Lighthouse
                                                                                 and the RUIBAL Challenge   ArtCenter Gallery and School of Art, 3D Potter Inc., and
                                                                                 (Reaching Urban Individuals   Publix, which is providing fresh bread to be served with
                                                                                 By  Action and Love) at    each bowl of soup.
                                                                                 Villanova.  “At  Villanova     The event takes place from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the
                                                                                 I learned about Saint      Woman’s Club of Stuart, 729 East Ocean Blvd.
                                                                                 Augustine who challenged us
                                                                                                            Lundin Kudo Empty Bowls on page 3
                                                                                 United Way on page 3
   1   2   3   4   5   6