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VOL. 24 NO. 9                                                                          SEPTEMBER 2023

      The Treasure Coast’s Premier Food And Spirits Festival Big

      Taste Of Martin County Returns Oct. 10 To Atlantic Aviation

         The Big Taste of Martin County is presented by Publix
      Super Markets Charities, as an annual fundraising event for
      Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties
      will be Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Atlantic
      Aviation located at 2501 S.E. Aviation Way.
         The premier food and spirits event returns bigger than ever,
      guests will enjoy culinary treats from local restaurants, craft
      breweries, and taste and sample spirits culminating in an event
      like no other for a good cause. Guests will have the opportunity
      to purchase VIP tables for four people including early access to
      the event beginning at 5 p.m., receive a goodie bag, and extra
      raffle tickets. VIP tables are limited so advance purchase is
      encouraged. This exclusive event will include tastings, a silent
      auction, and guests will participate in the voting process to select
      their favorite menu items from area restaurants.

       Taste Of Martin County on page 3                  Doug Capen, Dan Capen and Jeff Capen      Elsie Stewart, Andy Rose, Susan Majette, Matthew Billitti, Carla Gubernick
      The High-Flying Dirty                                                       On The Water For A Cause

      Flight Suit Party Returns                                                   Special Olympics Florida Hosts Its Regional

      To The Stuart Air Show!                                                     Surfing Competition At Cocoa Beach

                                                                                    On July 15, Special Olympics
                                                                                  Florida held its Central Region
         The countdown is on for the exciting 2023 Stuart Air                     Regional Surf Competition at Alan
      Show, one of the Treasure Coast’s largest and most anticipated              Shepard Park, in Cocoa Beach.
      events, returning to Stuart’s Witham Field on Nov. 10 to 12.                  About 35 Special Olympics
         The Stuart Air Show is proud to announce that TD                         Florida surfers turned  out to
      Bank will once again sponsor the always entertaining TD                     compete, showing off their skills to
      Bank Dirty Flight Suit Party. This twilight event is a must-                their families and other spectators.
      see for fans of all ages and includes breathtaking nightime                 The weather cooperated, producing
      aerobatics followed by a stunning fireworks display. The                     terrific waves for the surfers to ride.
      Friday night event is the traditional kickoff to the Veterans   F22 day        The surfers competed for ribbons
      Day weekend of exhilarating aviation family fun.                            and a chance to participate in
         Dewey Vinaya, president of the Stuart Air Show, is excited to have TD Bank back   the Special Olympics Surfing
      as one of its major sponsors. “The Stuart Air Show is the ultimate community event. It   Championships at Cocoa Beach
      doesn’t happen without the incredible support we receive from our corporate partners   on Aug. 26. Many thanks to all the
      including TD Bank. We love them.”                                           coaches and volunteers who helped
        Trisha Hawthorne is the vice president of TD Bank and is equally elated with the   make this happen!
      partnership. “This is our way to give back on this special occasion to honor and show      Special Olympics Florida
      appreciation for veterans’ service and sacrifice. At TD, we pride ourselves on showing   provides year-round sports training
      up and supporting the communities in which we live and work.”               and competition, crucial health
         The TD Bank Dirty Flight Suit Party takes place in the VIP area at Witham Field on   screenings, and leadership training
      Friday, Nov. 10 and includes front row center seating from which to view the military   programs to Martin County residents
      jets, breathtaking aerobatics and fireworks. It includes a fantastic catered menu, open   and all Floridians with intellectual
      bar and a meet and greet with pilots and performers. Seating is extremely limited, and   and developmental disabilities.
      tickets must be purchased online in advance.                                All programs are offered free of
                                                                                  charge and our sports programs
       Stuart Air Show on page 5                                                  accommodate all ability levels.
                                                                                     We are finishing our summer
                                                                                  sports – surfing, stand-up paddleboard, swimming, and bowling – and are transitioning to
                                                                                  our fall sports – powerlifting, softball, gymnastics, and golf. Special Olympics Florida serves
                                                                                  60,000 athletes statewide. Our Central Region includes the following counties: Martin, Lake,
                                                                                  Orange, Seminole, Brevard, Polk, Osceola, Indian River, Okeechobee, and St. Lucie.
                                                                                     If you’re interested in more information on getting involved with our local programming,
                                                                                  please contact the local Community Engagement Manager,, or visit

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