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VOL. 23 NO. 7                                                                                   JULY 2022

      House Of Hope Top Chef 2022 Turns Up The Heat

      To Help The Hungry

         With high-stakes drama over hot stoves, friendly competition      “We’re grateful to everyone who participated
      for bragging rights, and an important community mission, House   and who attended this year’s Top Chef,” said
      of Hope’s Top Chef 2022 returned as an in-person fundraising   House of Hope CEO Rob Ranieri. “While we
      event on June 6 at District Table in Stuart.       gathered around food in fun and celebration, we
         More than 180 guests enjoyed food and wine as they   were also raising funds to help with our essential
      cheered on this year’s competing chefs: Katie Ertz, Donna   work of providing nutritious food to our friends
      Forcella, Marybeth Peña, Julian Maiucci, Joe Tomasiello,   and neighbors in need in Martin County.”
      and “Shipper Pete” Morello. Among the ingredients the      Ten  local  restaurants contributed  to the
      chefs worked with were fresh vegetables from House of   evening: Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, Chef’s
      Hope’s Growing Hope Farm.                          Table,  Colab  Kitchen,  Diamond Tea  Room  &
         The Top Chef overall was Katie Ertz, an especially   Bistro, District Table & Bar, Gilbert’s Coffee
      sweet victory since she was filling in at the last minute   Bar, Guanabanas, Mulligan’s Beach House Bar
      for her mother Donna Jenson. Donna Forcella was the top   & Grill, Spritz City Bistro, and TideHouse. KC
      fundraiser, and Marybeth Peña had the Best Dish according   Daniel led the call to action fundraiser during
      to Judges Jason Stocks, chef/owner of District Table; Carra   the event, and Martin County Commissioner   The Top Chefs 2022 prepare for battle in support of House of Hope
      Crehan, events/ restaurant manager of Chef’s Table; and                                     programs: Marybeth Pena, Joe Tomasiello, Donna Forcella, Katie
      Craig Ahal, winner of Top Chef 2019.               House Of Hope Top Chef 2022 on page 3    Ertz, “Shipper Pete” Morello, and Julian Maiucci.
      Students Presented With Joe Kordick Youth Character

      Awards For Remarkable Character

         Thirteen outstanding high school seniors and four exceptional
      eighth-grade students were presented with Joe Kordick Youth
      Character Awards for their enduring commitment to the Six
      Pillars of Character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility,
      fairness, caring, and good citizenship.
         Presented by United Way of Martin County’s CHARACTER
      COUNTS! program and sponsored by Phyllis Kordick, the
      awards are presented annually to middle school students and
      high school seniors in the Martin County School District.
         The Joe Kordick Youth Character Awards are named in honor
      of the late Joe Kordick, founding chairman and the driving force
      of CHARACTER COUNTS! in Martin County. He believed that   Two students from South Fork High
      character development starts at home, but also felt strongly that   School were honored with Joe
      by bringing parents, teachers, community leaders, and businesses   Kordick Youth Character  Awards.  Six students from Clark Advanced Learning Center were honored with Joe
                                                         Left to right: Esmeralda Acosta and  Kordick Youth Character Awards. Left to right: Cecilia Galeas, Sydnee Gilliam,
      Students Presented on page 4                       Christopher Carnes               Rebecca O’Neill, Juliana Sequeira, Samuel Vinci and Roman Woodcock
      Nina Haven Circle Of Scholars Reception Returns

      By Jackie Holfelder                                their awards at a reception
         Since 1962, Nina Haven Scholarships have allowed   at the Kane Center in
      Martin County students who may not have had the    Stuart (2020 and 2021
      opportunity to go to college the chance to participate in   were exceptions, due to
      this life-altering event.                          COVID constraints).
         Each year, students selected based on their financial
      need and a proven record of academic excellence,   Nina Haven Circle
      maturity, grit, leadership and service, are presented with   on page 4

                                                                                2020-2021 Nina Haven Scholarship recipients
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