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VOL. 24 NO. 3                                                                                  MARCH 2022

      WeDoGood Changes Lives Again

        “One  Good  Deed  Can  Change  Everything”  is  their
      motto. Making the maximum positive impact for
      families of fallen veterans, healthcare workers and first
      responders, and police officers is their goal. We are
      talking about, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit
      charity organization with their base offices in Stuart, Fla.
        Their latest good deed helped the family of West Palm
      Beach police officer and military veteran, Anthony Testa,
      who passed away on Sept. 25, 2021. Officer Testa was
      a United States Army veteran and served two tours in
      Afghanistan and was a police officer in his community
      for four years. He is survived by his wife Janine and
      5-year-old son James. raised money for the family of Officer
      Testa through their first, annual Blueline Golf Tournament

      WeDoGood on page 5                                 James and Janine
      Mutt March Festival Returns As A Live, In-Person Event

         The  19th Annual                                of the 5K race is $35 and the
       Mutt March Festival is                            10K race is $45. The timed
       returning  this  year  as a                       races include an event T-shirt.
       live, in-person event after                         Radio personality Jennifer
       a two-year run as an online                       Ross  of  Sunny  107.9  will
       event due to the pandemic.                        emcee the festival, which will
       The event, which benefits                         feature a morning walk with
       the Humane Society of the                         pets  around  the  park. Rev.
       Treasure Coast, will be                           Jude Denning of Unity of
       held on Saturday, March                           Stuart will conduct a blessing
       26, from 10 a.m. to 2                             of  the animals  before  the
       p.m. at Memorial Park,                            leisurely walk begins.
       300 S.E. Ocean Blvd., in                            The event also will give
       Stuart. Prior to that, 5K                         attendees an opportunity to
       and 10K races will be held.  A canine costume contest is   shop at the flea-“less” market   The Mutt March Festival will kick off with 5K and 10K races.
       Registration and check-in  part of the fun at the Mutt   and participate in the ever-
       begins at 7 a.m. and the  March. Pictured here is   competitive canine costume contest with local celebrity   memories with their furry friends at the humane society’s
       races will begin at 8 a.m.  Jason Veach with his dog,   judges. Prizes will be awarded to the funniest, cutest,   photo booth.
         The Mutt March  Cocoa, who participated in      most original and best overall. Dogs also will have the
       Festival is free. The cost  a past contest.       opportunity to run a lure course and guests can make   Mutt March Festival on page 3
      MartinArts Celebrates 35th Year

      Of Bringing Artists To The ArtsFest ‘Stage’

      To Build Audiences And Inspire Passion For The Arts

        Amid a brilliant showcase of visual, performance, and     Adjacent to the fabulous runway of artists, Gazebo
      culinary arts, thousands converged in Downtown Stuart for   Park set the stage for the jovial audience, who enjoyed
      ArtsFest 2022, hosted by MartinArts, in grand celebration of   an exciting array of delicious food, refreshments, and
      its 35th year!                                     musical performance. Kicking off the festivities was
        Each year, ArtsFest, a juried, competitive show, invites   Murray Middle School, with showstopping vocal numbers
      artists to apply for the opportunity to exhibit works for sale.   of legendary favorites. The spectacular lineup showcasing
      Selected and featured in a bright string of white tents Feb. 12 to   music from classical and jazz, to the Broadway
      13, it was an eclectic presentation of expert artistry, in colorful   Arts, included gorgeous
      display and wide variety of mediums. Painting, sculpture,   performances by a classical
      ceramics, drawing, glass, wood, fiber, mixed media, found   guitar quartet, the Indian
      objects, and more delighted visitors who met and mixed with   River Pops Orchestra, jazz
      the artists, and took home their original works.   pianist Bashaum Stewart,

                                                                                                           Taking home top honor with Best of Show was Paul Shampine,
                                                                                 Community  organizations   of Newtown, Conn., for his collection of mixed media;
                                                                                 offered interactive family fun,   pictured with Neil Capozzi, event chair of ArtsFest 2022.
                                                                                 like complimentary guitar
                                                                                 lessons.                  MartinArts Celebrates 35th Year on page 4
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