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VOL. 27 NO. 2                                                                         FEBRUARY 2022

                        Singer Spotlight                                                                 local event

                            Vita Nova’s                                               Ireland U.S. Experience

            Manatees And Martinis                                                     Entertainment Presents

                        Scheduled For March 19

            Proceeds To Benefit Homeless Youth In Palm Beach County                           Jupiter Irish Fest

         Vita Nova will host the Fifth Annual Manatees and Martinis                  Ireland U.S. Experience Entertainment presents the Second
      on Saturday, March 19 at Manatee Lagoon, a Florida Power &                  Annual Jupiter Irish Fest, taking place at Abacoa Amphitheater
      Light (FPL) Eco-Discovery Center in West Palm Beach. The                    in Jupiter, Florida on Friday, March 11, from 4 to 10 p.m. and
      nonprofit’s main fundraising event will raise money for the                 Saturday, March 12 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. featuring authentic
      homeless young adults Vita Nova serves in Palm Beach County.                Irish food, drink, culture, entertainment and live music.
         Beginning at 6 p.m., guests of Manatees and Martinis will                   Live music is by Rogue Theory Band, Tracy Sands Band,
      experience an exhilarating evening on the water featuring an                Blessed Irish Band, Gaelic Brew, and Sionna Band. Irish dancing
      array of culinary delicacies, exotic beverages, live music and              is by the Tir Na Greine Irish Dancers. Pipes and drums battle is
      possible manatee sightings. They will also have the opportunity             between The Palm Beach County Firefighters Pipes and Drums and the Boston Pipes
      to bid on unique auction items, party in paradise with “Jimmy               and Drums. Hurling demonstrations
      Stowe & The Stowaways,” and so much more.                                   are by the Orlando Gaelic Athletic
         Serving over 400 youth in Palm Beach County, Vita Nova is a              Association. Authentic Irish food
      safe bridge to independence for former foster care, LGBTQ, and   Chairpersons Nicole and   is by McCarthy’s Irish Pub and The
      other homeless youth through supportive housing, education,   Charles Kowanetz   Bistro. There is also whiskey tasting,
      employment, and life skills training. As the voice of homeless              pint pulling, and a costume contest
      young adults, Vita Nova aims to end homelessness for youth ages 18 to 25 years old in Palm   for adults and children.
      Beach County.                                                                  Char i ti e s:  Ire l a nd U. S.
         Chairpersons of the event are Nicole and Charles Kowanetz. Rand Hoch is honorary   Experience Entertainment will be
      chairman of the event. Sponsors to date include FPL, HSS Florida Hospital for Special   raffling off a trip for two to Ireland.
      Surgery and GEO Group.                                                      Proceeds benefit  the  Southeast
         Tickets to Manatees and Martinis are $175 each. To learn more, become a sponsor or   Florida Honor Flight. Proceeds
      purchase tickets, visit, or call (561) 472-0035.            from a 50/50 cash raffle will benefit
                                                                                  the Wounded Veterans Relief Fund.
                                                                                  Proceeds from a silent auction will

                             FundraiSing                                          benefit Firefighters on a Mission.

                                                                                    Ticket Prices: $10 is the cost of
                                                                                  general admission; children, 12 and
                                                                                  under, are free when accompanied by
                                                                                  a parent. Whiskey tasting is $10; pull
                   Believe With Me’s                                              your own pint is $25; and the full
                                                                                  Irish experience is $65. VIP reserved
                                                                                  seating and private Irish cottages
                     Freedom 4 Miler                                              Local Event on page 3

          The Freedom 4 Miler is  your                                                      Cupid Aims HER Arrow at YOU in 2022!
       opportunity to help support Believe
       With Me’s mission to bring hope and                                                        The Revolution Dating Team of Cupids have been working around
       help to America’s Gold Star Families!                                                     the clock this month for obvious reasons. This Dating Club has been
       This race is an annual live event in                                                       bringing more and more couples together for Valentine’s Day every
       Tequesta, Fla., but you can also join                                                       year! Whether you are a male or female, age 25 or 85, this club is
       us virtually if you are not in town!                                                          the answer to your dating dilemma. Research shows that 90% of
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      Fundraising on page 2                                                                                   finding happiness to marriage. If you haven’t started
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                                                                                                     Please find Kelly’s article “The Singles Scene” in this issue and learn
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                                                                                    more fun and love in this issue as you turn the pages to find YOUR person. Thank you
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                                                                                    wish YOU a Happy Valentine’s Day! See you in a few pages! We are waiting for YOU!
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