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       WeDoGood from page 1                              monthly golf lessons for him and his mom by top local
                                                         golf professionals.
      held at The Fox Club in Palm City on Feb. 21. With 132     Along with their signature Blueline Golf Tournament,
      golfers playing, they were able to raise enough money   WeDoGood hosts an annual Healthcare Heroes golf
      to present his family with a $10,000 check right there at   tournament and a Fallen Veterans golf tournament. The
      the golf tournament. His son, James, was also presented   charity was founded by Charles Dame nearly two years
      with a basket of toys and a golf bag and clubs stuffed   ago, who is also a veteran and served with the United
      with all the necessary golf accessories and comes with   States Marine Corp. He understands the long-term

                                                                                                           Testa Family

                                                                                                           difficulties and issues military and service personnel can
                                                                                                           experience over their lifetimes and offers support to those
                                                                                                           who have selflessly served our country and communities
                                                                                                           while risking their own health or lives.
                                                                                                             As this “one good deed” changed the life of the Testa
                                                                                                           family, so can you by visiting the website
                                                                                                           and see how you can help change the life of a family
                                                                                                           or individual in need. From playing in their next golf
                                                                                                           tournament, becoming a sponsor, or setting up a monthly
                                                                                                           donation, you “can change everything” too.

                                                                                                            Treasure Coast


                                                                                                            Creative Anglers Are Filling
                                                                                                            Their Cooler

                                                                                                            By Jim Weix
                                                                                                              Winter winds and
                                                                                                            days that anglers can fish
                                                                                                            offshore don’t always
                                                                                                            cooperate. However,
                                                                                                            some anglers are getting
                                                                                                            creative and finding
                                                                                                            ways to fill a cooler.
                                                                                                              If rough seas are
                                                                                                            preventing you from
                                                                                                            offshore fishing, then
                        Defeating colorectal cancer                                                         spend your time fishing
                                                                                                            the St. Lucie River and Indian River Estuary. You can
                                      starts with you.                                                      have some great fishing.
                                                                                                              Fishing areas around bridges and the inlets will produce
                            Take the first step today.                                                      a variety of fish. Along with sheepshead, you will find
                                                                                                            monster snook, Spanish mackerel, bluefish, and jacks.
                                                                                                              I also discovered fishing the flats south of the Palm City
                                                                                                            Bridge can be fun. I get out of the boat and sight fish for
                    Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States.      It is exciting watching a school of these fish work
                   Yet, through early detection from a colonoscopy, it’s also one of the most preventable.   the flats. Sand fleas work great, but can be hard to find.
             Cleveland Clinic Martin Health is here to provide our community access to the latest treatments and    However, I have found that pieces of squid will work.
            technologies including robotic colorectal surgery. The digestive care you need is right where you need it.    I ran into another angler working the same flat, but there
                                                                                                            was plenty of space for both of us.
                                                                                                              As I watched him, he kept tossing pieces of something
                     At Cleveland Clinic Martin Health, we believe every life deserves world class care.    into the water. Then he would toss his bait into the water
                                           Let nothing stand in your way.                                   and immediately have a fish on.
                                                                                                              Curiosity got the best of me, so I called over and asked
                                                                                                            what he was doing. He invited me to walk over and join
                                                                                                            him. It turns out that he scrapes barnacles off of his dock
                                                                                                            pilings and uses them for chum.
                                                                                                              This was a first for me, but the fishing was fantastic. I
                                                                                                            easily caught my limit of eight and then caught and released
                                                                                                            about two dozen more. It was a great way to spend the day.
                                                                                                            Next trip though I’m going to spice it up and use a flyrod.
                                                                                                              Editor’s note: Jim Weix is an avid hunter, angler,
                                                                                                            conservationist, as well as an outdoor writer.
                                                                                                              Jim is included in the Wisconsin Waterfowl Association’s
                                                                                                            Hall of Fame, for his work in helping restore thousands
              Call 844.630.4968 or visit to schedule an appointment.         of acres of wetlands. Jim is a broker associate with The
                                                                                                            Keyes Company. He can be reached at (772) 341-2941 or
                                                                                                            by email:
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