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VOL. 24 NO. 10                                                                               OCTOBER 2022

      Friday Night At The Stuart Air Show: Party Time!

       By Jackie Holfelder                                                        from Oct. 1 to 31 and $35 thereafter.
         Inez van Ravenzwaaij, executive director of the                          Gates will open at 5 p.m. and the
       Stuart Air Show, recently shared the exciting news                         show itself will start at around 5:30
       that TD Bank is back as the sponsor of the immensely-                      p.m. Enjoy a beautiful, magical
       popular Dirty Flight Suit Party that will take place on                    twilight performance against the
       Nov. 11 as part of the festive Stuart Air Show weekend.                    setting sun, a spectacular fireworks
         Echoing her delight is Trisha Hawthorne, vice                            presentation and – at the end – the
       president, commercial relationship manager of TD                           infamous Wall of Fire to the night.
       Bank, who said, “We are proud to sponsor the TD Bank                         The Twilight and Fireworks Show
       Dirty Flight Suit Party with the Stuart Air Show and                       is a very different experience from   Photo provided by Stuart Air Show
       their mission of supporting children, veterans, aviation                   the daytime shows and something
       and local civic organizations. At TD, our purpose is                       you definitely won’t want to miss.
       to enrich the lives of our customers, colleagues and                         Following the show, enjoy a rockin’ fun concert by the Rotorheads. Vendors and
       communities in which we live, play and work.”                              concessions will be open.
         The TD Bank Dirty Flight Suit Party is just one                            The TD Bank Dirty Flight Suit Party takes place in the VIP area at Witham Field and
       of two popular events that will take place before the                      includes front row center seats from which to view the Friday Night Air Show and fireworks,
       jaw-dropping and eye-popping aerial activities and                         buffet dinner, open bar and a meet and greet with show performers, sponsors, VIPs and
       sleek aircraft take over at the Stuart Air Show on                         pilots. Also included is an ideal location from which to watch the Rotorheads and access
       Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 12 to 13.         U.S. Navy HSM-40 from          to air-conditioned bathrooms.
         The Twilight and Fireworks Show is included in   Jacksonville, Pilots Ryan Miller
       the general admission price: $25 through Sept. 30, $30   and Robert Flores  Stuart Air Show on page 3
      Children’s Museum ShipWrecked Event

      Raises Funds For New Exhibits!

        The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast celebrated the return of its annual   and Rosi Shepard made donations before the event to rescue themselves. All castaways
      ShipWrecked event on Saturday, Aug. 27, with a fun adults only party at the museum.   raised money for specific exhibit elements that will soon be installed in the museum. The
      The museum was decked out in true island style with guests dressed in spectacular pirate,   Children’s Museum appreciates and extends a huge thank you to all castaways and their
      castaway, and mermaid attire. Attendees enjoyed delicious cuisine provided by many local   rescue crew donations.
      restaurants, drinks and cocktails from Atoll Vodka and Notorious PINK Wines, as well as
      live music by Hawk-Eye Entertainment.                                       Children’s Museum ShipWrecked on page 4
        Prior to the event, local celebrities were captured as “castaways” and stranded on an island.
      Each castaway raised at least $1,000 to be rescued and join the party and pirate-themed games.
      Top fundraising castaway, Tracy Armstrong and her fellow island mate, Chris Vaccaro sold   Your County Is Counting
      beer out of fun coconut cups. Castaway Kathy Carmody once again raffled off one of her
      famous cakes. Tara Biek-Robison raffled a wine cooler full of delicious wines. Christina
      Franco offered a luxury staycation. Kristi Brown put together a fun castaway-themed basket.   On YOU, VOTE Nov. 8!
      Guests were entertained with card games like blackjack and war with castaways Pete Morello
      and Zac Rockefeller. Additional castaways Paul Hendriks, Jamie Russell, Tom Whittington
                                                                                      In the state of Florida voters have the option to decide
                                                                                    how they are going to cast their vote … by mail, by voting
                                                                                    early, or by voting at their assigned precinct on Election
                                                                                    Day. Here is some important information regarding these
                                                                                    three ways to vote to help you decide by what method you
                                                                                    are going to choose to cast your votes for the upcoming
                                                                                    Nov. 8 election:
                                                                                      • Florida is a no excuse state so you do not need a reason
                                                                                    to request a vote-by-mail ballot. Vote-by-mail ballots can be
                                                                                    requested through Saturday, Oct. 29 by calling the Elections
                                                                                    Office at (772) 288-5637 or visiting
                                                                                      • Early voting will be available to all registered Martin
                                                                                    County voters for 11 consecutive days in the following
                                                                                    locations: Elections Center, Hobe Sound Library, Peter and Julie Cummings Library, Hoke
                                                                                    Library, Robert Morgade Library, and Elisabeth Lahti Library, beginning Wednesday, Oct.
                                                                                    26 through Saturday, Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. These dates do include Sunday, Oct. 30.
                                                                                      • Vote at your assigned precinct on Election Day, Nov. 8. To find your assigned precinct,
                                                                                    visit us online at and click the “Where Do I Vote” link, or call us at
                                                                                    (772) 288-5637.
       Sharon Dvir, Armelle Sabba, Katie Makemson, Anne Warner, Lorna Day, Kerry Titheradge,     Voters should remember to bring signed, photo identification when voting early or when
       Adrienne Gang                                                                voting at their assigned precinct on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8.
                                                                                      Secure Ballot Intake Stations will be available during early voting in all six early voting
                                                                                    locations, for voters wishing to hand deliver their voted mail ballot.
                                                                                      As your Supervisor of Elections, it is my goal to provide the best possible voting
                                                                                    experience! If there is anything my staff or I can do to assist you, please call (772) 288-5637
                                                                                    or visit
                                                                                      Thank you for being “election ready” and doing your part to keep democracy alive by
                                                                                    casting your vote on or before Nov. 8!
                                                                                                                                               Vicki Davis,
                                                                                                                           Martin County Supervisor of Elections
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