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VOL. 15 NO. 10                                                                           OCTOBER 2023

      Feast Of Little Italy Returns To Abacoa To Celebrate 22 Years

      Of Italian American Heritage, Culture, And Family Traditions

        The Galbani Feast of Little                                                                        specialty Italian dishes. This year, The La Cucina Galbani
      Italy returns to Abacoa in Jupiter                                                                   cooking stage will feature nationally known chefs like
      for a three-day festival Nov. 3 to                                                                   most notably, Galbani Celebrity Chef Marco Sciortino
      5. The cultural festival known                                                                       from the hit TV show  Come Dine with Me, and local
      for the Italian ambiance, national                                                                   favorites Anthony Acampa from Fat’s Where the Flavor’s
      Italian American entertainers,                                                                       At, Nina Tomasik from Nina’s Fresh Bakery, Chef Nick
      and authentic food will offer free
      admission, and this year’s theme                                                                     Feast Of Little Italy on page 2
      is celebrating Italian American
      Heritage and Culture.
        Festival hours throughout the                                                                       12th Annual
      weekend are 4 to 10 p.m. Friday,
      11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, and                   special for everyone to enjoy and remember as they create
                                                         memorable moments together that last a lifetime.
      11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. Parking is free. Admission is free.    “We are committed to celebrating our Italian cultures,  Tequesta Chili
        Now in its 22nd year, the Galbani Feast of Little Italy, the
      largest Italian festival in Florida, promises a weekend filled   values, and traditions that are built on the foundation of
      with entertainment, food, and fun, served up Italian style!   and share in the love of our heritage,” said Jerry Somma,  Cook-Off And Beer
                                                         family. We are grateful for all who come out and celebrate
      The festival has expanded, and with more vendors than ever
      before, it will continue to be the largest Italian festival in   cofounder and producer of the festival.
      the state. Each year, the Feast of Little Italy draws three   to the Feast of Little Italy and demonstrate how to cook  Tasting Event
                                                           Experience national and local chefs who come out
      generations of families with a promise to offer something
      Athletes Race For Tampa General Hospital                                                              Over $500,000 Raised For

      Loggerhead Triathlon                                                                                  Local Veterans Charities
                                                                                                              The 12th Annual Tequesta Chili Cook-Off and Beer
                                                                                                            Tasting Event will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. on Veterans
        More than 400 athletes                                                                              Day, Nov. 11, at One Main Street in Tequesta. One
      from across the country                                                                               hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit Southeast
      gathered in Jupiter, Fla.,                                                                            Florida Honor Flight, Operation 300, Warriors Renewal
      for the Tampa General                                                                                 Coalition, Wounded Veterans Relief Fund and Tequesta
      Hospital Loggerhead                                                                                   Friends of Public Safety. “The Tequesta Chili Cook-Off is
      Triathlon on Saturday,                                                                                not only a fantastic community event that can’t be missed,
      Sept. 9. Hundreds of                                                                                  it serves a greater purpose,” said Adam Baldwin, director
      spectators attended to                                                                                of Operation 300. “We have been blessed to benefit from
      support the athletes as they                                                                          the proceeds of this event for over several years and we
      made their way through the  Raymond Curbelo, Ann Lopez,                                               continue to be blown away by the financial support given
      challenging race.     Dr. Jose Lopez               Tina Schmidt, Brian Schmidt  Erica Lazarus, Foster Carlile  to our nonprofit. With donations growing each year, it has
                                                                                                            been a support we can consistently count on to continue
                                                                                                            our mission to serve our military families that have paid
                                                                                                            the ultimate sacrifice. The team, event and program are
                                                                                                            all outstanding and we are extremely blessed to be a part
                                                                                                            of this staple event in Tequesta, Fla.”

                                                         Ashley Reback, Bernardo   Lara Trump, Eric Brasher
       Todd Blair, Michael Piccoli  John Mitchell, Becky Mitchell  Sanson

                                                                                                            The 21 And Older, No Pets, Clear Bag Event
                                                                                                              This  event  includes  over  32  teams  from  police,
                                                                                                            firefighters, the military and local businesses who will
                                                                                                            be competing for the best chili judged by the attendees
                                                                                                            and celebrity judges; craft beer and seltzers by Tequesta
                                                                                 Peter Cruise, Brian Ruscher
                                                                                                            12th Annual Tequesta Chili Cook-Off on page 4
                                                                                 Athletes Race on page 3
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