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VOL. 24  NO. 8                                                                             AUGUST 2022

      Dancing With The Martin Stars Takes The Stage

      On Sept. 24 In Support Of The Healthy Start Coalition

                                                                                                              The dancers are actively raising funds in advance of the
                                                                                                           event. Community members can support a favorite dancer
                                                                                                           through the Healthy Start website,
         The curtain goes up on the 2022 edition of                                                        Tickets to the event are available through the Lyric Theatre
      Martin County’s Dancing with the Martin Stars                                                        box office,
      at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Lyric                                                            A sponsors only cocktail party will be held before the dance
      Theatre in Stuart.                                                                                   competition begins. The Eberst Law Firm is the evening’s title
         Tangos, tap dances, sambas and waltzes                                                            sponsor and encourages individuals and organizations to join
      will take center stage in support of the                                                             them at sponsorship levels ranging from $500 to $10,000.
      Martin County Healthy Start Coalition and                                                               For more information, visit or
      its mission to ensure that every baby in our                                                         call (772) 463-2888. For more information about Martin
      community is born healthy and every mother                                                           County Healthy Start Coalition and its ongoing programs,
      receives support.                                                                                    visit, call (772) 463-2888 or follow
         The premise of Dancing with the Martin                                                            the organization on Facebook.
      Stars is simple but challenging: Local volunteers
      learn dance steps from area professionals, raise
      funds from friends and neighbors, and then vie  The Martin Stars 2022, front row: Toni Ryll, Jessica Alvarez, Samantha Suffich,   Your County Is
      for the judges’ votes to claim bragging rights. Tanya Chaves, Jane Hallick, Kasia D’Auria, Daisy Krakowiak-Wiebe. Back
         “Dancing with the Martin Stars is always a  row (left to right): Tyler Raynes, Donna DeMarchi, Michael Chaves, Bob   Counting On You,
      fun event,” says Healthy Start CEO Samantha  Murray, Jang Don
      Suffich. “The purpose, though, is very serious.
      The funds our volunteers raise help us with our many programs   of Velo Med Spa, with Michael Chaves; Natalie Desmangles,  Vote Aug. 23!
                                                         Dane Boutique, with Craig Galvin; Jessica Alvarez, founder
      that provide prenatal care to expectant mothers and then follow
      through to be sure that babies are born healthy and receive the   assistant branch manager with SouthState Bank, with Brian
      services the family needs for a successful future.”  Spector; Rio Ratermanis, clinical educator with HCA Center for      In the state of Florida voters
         This year’s contestants include: Kasia D’Auria, Realtor with   Clinical Advancement St. Lucie Hospital, with Marianella Tobar;   have the option to decide how
      Re/Max of Stuart paired with professional dancer Jang Don;   Dr. Noor Yono, Premier Neurology, with Leah Landau; Tyler   they are going to cast their vote
      Donna DeMarchi, Esq., personal injury attorney with the Eberst   Rayes, SLC Commercial Real Estate, with Daisy Krakowiak-  ... by mail, by voting early,
      Law Firm, with Bob Murray; Jane Hallick, president of Jane’s   Wiebe; and Dr. Rabih Kashouty, Neurostrive, with Tanya Chaves.  or by voting at their assigned
                                                                                                            precinct on Election Day. Here
      United Way Announces Over $1.7                                                                        is some important information
                                                                                                            regarding these three ways to
      Million Investment In Martin County                                                                   vote to help you decide by
                                                                                                            what method you are going to
                                                                                                            choose to cast your votes for
                                                                                                            the upcoming Aug. 23 primary election:
         The United  Way of                                                                                    • Florida is a no excuse state so you do not need a reason
      Martin County presented 44                                                                            to request a vote-by-mail ballot. Vote-by-mail ballots can be
      community impact grants                                                                               requested through Saturday, Aug. 13 by calling the Elections
      totaling $898,497 in funding                                                                          Office at (772) 288-5637 or visiting
      for the upcoming year. Thirty-                                                                           • Early voting will be available to all registered Martin
      two agencies will use the                                                                             County voters for eight consecutive days in the following
      funds awarded to implement                                                                            locations: Elections Center, Hobe Sound Library and
      local programs aimed at                                                                               Elisabeth Lahti Library in Indiantown, beginning Saturday,
      improving education, health                                                                           Aug. 13 through Saturday, Aug. 20 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
      and financial stability for                                                                           These dates do include Sunday, Aug. 14.
      Martin County residents.                                                                                 • You can vote at your assigned precinct on Election
      Grants were presented at the                                                                          Day, Aug. 23. To find your assigned precinct, visit us online
      Big Reveal sponsored by  United Way presented 44 community impact grants to Martin County nonprofits as part of   at and click the “Where Do I Vote”
      Capstone IT.             its $1.7 million investment in Martin County.                                link, or call us at (772) 288-5637.
         The diverse list of                                                                                   Voters should remember to bring signed, photo
      programs includes child literacy programs, addiction   supportive housing, community health care and more. Three   identification when voting early or when voting at their
      recovery,  mental health services, free  meal  programs,   new agencies will receive grant funding this year.  assigned precinct on Election Day, Tuesday, Aug. 23.
                                                                                   • The Banner Lake Club’s      Secure ballot intake stations will be available during
                                                                                 beyond  summer  slide      early voting in all three early voting locations, for voters
                                                                                 literacy program           wishing to hand deliver their voted mail ballot.
                                                                                   •  Love  and  Hope  In      As your Supervisor of Elections, it is my goal to provide
                                                                                 Action (LAHIA)’s daytime   the best possible voting experience! If there is anything my
                                                                                 resource  center  for  the   staff or I can do to assist you, please call (772) 288-5637 or
                                                                                 homeless                   visit
                                                                                                                                                Vicki Davis,
                                                                                  United Way Announces                      Martin County Supervisor of Elections
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