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VOL. 24  NO. 3                                                                              MARCH 2022

      WeDoGood Changes Lives Again

         “One Good Deed Can Change Everything” is their   a basket of toys and
      motto. Making the maximum positive impact for families   a golf bag and clubs
      of fallen veterans, healthcare workers and first responders,   stuffed with all
      and police officers is their goal. We are talking about   the necessary golf, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charity   accessories and
      organization with their base offices in Stuart, Fla.   comes with monthly
         Their latest good deed helped the family of West Palm   golf lessons for
      Beach police officer and military veteran, Anthony Testa,   him and his mom
      who passed away on Sept. 25, 2021. Officer Testa was   by top local golf
      a United States Army veteran and served two tours in   professionals.
      Afghanistan and was a police officer in his community      Along with their
      for four years. He is survived by his  wife Janine and   signature Blueline
      5-year-old son James.                             Golf Tournament, WeDoGood hosts an annual raised money for the family of Officer   Healthcare Heroes golf tournament and a Fallen
      Testa through their first, annual Blueline Golf Tournament   Veterans golf tournament.  The charity was
      held at The Fox Club in Palm City on Feb. 21. With 132   founded by Charles Dame nearly two years
      golfers playing, they were able to raise enough money to   ago, who is also a veteran and served with the
      present his family with a $10,000 check right there at the
      golf tournament. His son, James, was also presented with   WeDoGood on page 3               Testa Family
      Mutt March Festival Returns As A Live, In-Person Event

         The 19th Annual Mutt March Festival is returning this
      year as a live, in-person event after a two-year run as an
      online event due to the pandemic. The event, which benefits
      the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, will be held on
      Saturday, March 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Memorial
      Park, 300 S.E. Ocean Blvd., in Stuart. Prior to that, 5K and
      10K races will be held. Registration and check-in begins at
      7 a.m. and the races will begin at 8 a.m.
         The Mutt March Festival is free. The cost of the 5K race   Dogs will have an opportunity to have fun in a
      is $35 and the 10K race is $45. The timed races include   lure course.
      an event T-shirt.
         Radio personality Jennifer Ross of Sunny 107.9 will emcee   ever-competitive canine costume contest with
      the festival, which will feature a morning walk with pets around   local celebrity judges. Prizes will be awarded to
      the park. Rev. Jude Denning of Unity of Stuart will conduct a   the funniest, cutest, most original and best overall.
      blessing of the animals before the leisurely walk begins.   Dogs also will have the opportunity to run a lure
         The event also will give attendees an opportunity
      to shop at the flea-“less” market and participate in the   Mutt March Festival on page 3   The Mutt March includes a leisurely walk around Memorial Park.
      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   Selected and featured in a bright string of white tents Feb. 12 to
      culinary arts, thousands converged in Downtown Stuart for   13, it was an eclectic presentation of expert artistry, in colorful
      ArtsFest 2022, hosted by MartinArts, in grand celebration   display and wide variety of mediums. Painting, sculpture,
      of its 35th year!                                  ceramics, drawing, glass, wood, fiber, mixed media, found
         Each year, ArtsFest, a juried, competitive show, invites   objects, and more delighted visitors who met and mixed with
      artists to apply for the opportunity to exhibit works for sale.   the artists, and took home their original works.
                                                                                   Adjacent to the fabulous
                                                                                 runway of artists, Gazebo
                                                                                 Park set the stage for
                                                                                 the  jovial  audience,  who
                                                                                 enjoyed an exciting array of
                                                                                 delicious food, refreshments,
                                                                                 and musical performance.
                                                                                                           Taking home top honor with Best of Show was Paul Shampine,
                                                                                 MartinArts Celebrates 35th   of Newtown, Conn., for his collection of mixed media;
                                                                                 Year on page 7            pictured with Neil Capozzi, event chair of ArtsFest 2022.
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