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      Treasure Coast Outdoors

       No Boat? Now Might Be A                             The main disadvantages                          are located by Shrimpers, in the Manatee Marina, 4905
                                                                                                           S.E. Dixie Highway, Stuart.
                                                         are that there are often
       Good Time To Join A Boat Club                     minor maintenance issues                            Their website is and their
                                                         and downriggers on                                phone number is (772) 220-1012.
       By Jim Weix                                       offshore boats are often                            Last month I wondered if our local golden tilefish
         Compared to owning a                            missing or in bad need of                         population could handle commercial fishing. Since they
       boat, boat clubs are a less                       repair.  This comes with                          are nonmigratory, local populations are very susceptible
       expensive way to have                             the territory when you                            to overfishing.
       a boat to use.  They are                          have numerous people                                The bad news is that a few commercial vessels were
       also more convenient than                         using a boat day after day.                       targeting  these  tilefish  and  local  anglers  were  having
       towing a boat, launching it,                        The biggest hurdle for                          trouble catching any. The good news is that if you try
       and then figuring out where                       many people wanting to                            new areas, you will find some.
       to keep it. You don’t even                        join a boat club is often                           Editor’s note: Jim Weix is an avid hunter, angler,
       need to clean it when you                         the initiation fee, which will be several thousand dollars.   conservationist, as well as an outdoor writer. Jim is
       return to the dock.                               After that, you pay a monthly fee, which is normally very   included in the Wisconsin Waterfowl Association’s Hall of
         Another advantage is                            reasonable.                                       Fame for helping restore thousands of acres of wetlands.
       that you have a variety of boats that you can use. You     The good news is that the pre-recession economy   Jim is a broker associate with The Keyes Company. He
       can get a flats boat for skinny water fishing, a deck boat   seems to be solving the initiation fee problem. I got an   can be reached at (772) 341-2941 or by email: jimweix@
       for taking the family out, or a bigger boat for offshore   email on Oct. 20 from Premier Boat Club that they are
       fishing. You can also simply rent a boat if you don’t want   having a no-initiation fee promotion.
       to become a boat club member.                       I have belonged to this boat club for many years. They

      Dancing With The Martin Stars from page 3

        • Jessica Alvarez, Founder of Velo Med Spa, paired with
      Michael Chaves
        • Natalie Desmangles, Assistant Branch Manager with
      SouthState Bank, paired with Brian Spector
        • Rio Ratermanis, Clinical Educator with HCA Center
      for Clinical Advancement St. Lucie Hospital, paired with
      Marianella Tobar
        • Dr. Noor Yono, Premier Neurology, paired with Leah
        • Tyler Raynes, SLC Commercial Real Estate, paired with
      Daisy Krakowiak-Wiebe
        • Dr. Rabih Kashouty, Neurostrive, paired with Tanya
        • Dr. Brian Moriarty, owner and president of Loving   Alumni and Sponsor: 2022 Sponsor   Healthy Start Staff and Board President: Manager of Strategic Impact Angela
      Chiropractic of Stuart                             Casey Cass of Casco Tools, Inc. and   Aulisio, Community Engagement Manager Jill Taylor, CEO Samantha Suffich,
        • Charles Jones, lead singer of the Jazz R & B Unit, The   Dancing with the Martin Stars Alumni   Clinical Provider Liaison Anastasia Anderson, Director of Operations Aubrey
      Charles Jones Trio and owner of CDJ Entertainment  Shaun Kelly                       Campbell, and Board President Steve Swindler
        • Andrea Kuzmen, owner and professional ballroom
      instructor at In Motion Ballroom                   provides educational and health services to pregnant   Father and Child Resource Center, also part of the Martin
      Sponsors:                                          women, new mothers and their families at no cost,   County Healthy Start Coalition, helps fathers to become
        • $10,000 The Eberst Law Firm – Car Accident Attorneys  particularly expectant mothers who are at risk for late   more involved in parenting and offers legal assistance to
        • $7,500 Hudson’s on the River                   or no prenatal care.                              fathers who are separated from their children.
        • $5,000 Casco Tools, Inc.                         Part of a statewide coalition, Healthy Start connects     The programs of Martin County Healthy Start
        • $5,000 Chris and Donna Follmer                 pregnant women and young mothers with essential services   Coalition are voluntary and available to all Martin
        • $2,625 Ashley Capital                          including prenatal care, home visitations by a nurse or   County residents at no cost.
        • $2,550 SouthState Bank                         social worker, breastfeeding support, parenting education,     For more information about Martin County Healthy
        • $2,500 Loving Chiropractic of Stuart, Inc.     car seat and sleeping safety, a free diaper pantry, and   Start Coalition and its ongoing programs, visit www.
        • $2,500 Neurostrive Hydration and Med Spa       access to other community partner agencies through the, call (772) 463-2888 or follow the
        • $2,500 Premier Neurology and Wellness Center   Betty Moore Prenatal Outreach Center. The David Cardno   organization on Facebook.
        • $2,500 The Gordana Uscumlic Foundation
      About Martin County Healthy Start
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      dedicated to ensuring that every baby is born healthy. It          15th Annual

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