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years of living expenses. Thus, your investments must grow long after you stop working to keep pace with inflation and reduce the risk of outliving your money. Start early, and save, save, save. Make savings a priority during your working years to achieve a successful retirement. A good goal is to save 10% of your gross annual income each and every year—twice the U.S. average annual savings rate. Optimize your savings by opening tax-advantaged accounts such as 401(k)s, IRAs and HSAs. If you’re a business owner, your advisor can explore with you the different types of plans that can be established to reap the benefits of saving. John Smyth says, “The earlier you start to save and invest, the more time your retirement assets will have to compound.” Adjust as circumstances change. Spending and investing in retirement are intertwined. Your advisor can help determine an appropriate level of spending and can structure your investment portfolio to achieve your goals. “Review your investments to ensure your portfolio balances the need for safety, growth and income in a way that suits you on both a practical and psychological basis,” advises Sal Tiano. Fit Social Security into the picture. Plan when to take Social Security based on factors such as life expectancy, marriage status, and
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CONTENTS Vo l u m e 1 9 | I s s u e 5 | M a y / J u n e 2 0 1 9
D E PA R T M E N T S
F E AT U R E S
14 PUBLISHER’S LETTER
24 CLEAN COSMETICS
33 BRIDAL BABES
Words from Kim Capen
18 THINGS WE LOVE
Get in the know on upcoming local events
20 TRENDING LOCALLY
Stylish finds in close-by boutiques
22 DINING WITH TISH
Discover the area’s best restaurants
28 THE FISHING CHRONICLES
Fishing advice from a seasoned angler
31 HOME BEAUTIFUL
Meet the women behind Crunchi, a completely organic makeup brand.
26 SNAPSHOT Elopement photographer Zai De Guzman travels the world for picture-perfect moments.
Stunning hairstyles for the most important hair day of your life.
40 MATRIMONIAL MARVELS
Chic wedding looks for both the bride and groom.
74 UNCONVENTIONAL DESIGN
H. Allen Holmes designs a Jupiter residence with an eclectic mix of style.
Home design tips
50 NOW + FOREVER
Local couples tie the knot
68 NOMAD’S NOTEBOOK
Managing editor Alyssa Morlacci explores her roots on a trip to Italy
95 ALL ACCESS
A guide to social events, dining, contests, promotions, charities, arts and more
ON THE COVER Photo by Ian Jacob
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o matter our age, people around us are always getting married. Whether they are planning their own wedding, a child’s or even a second big day. I get invited to many each year, and the new trend is to celebrate them at country clubs, local county barns or farms and beautiful beachfront resorts. All make for awesome venues to spend the first few hours as a new Mr. and Mrs. With that, we are proud to present the second-annual Bridal Issue. Every year, we pick a new destination to photograph wedding fashion, and this year we chose the local country club, Harbour Ridge. Known for its beauty and magnificent clubhouse on the Indian River, it’s a perfect spot to have family and friends celebrate. We invited local floral arranger Linda Oliver and the staff from Harbour Bay Florist to design something different and colorful with their spectacular florals. East Coast Bridal supplied the gowns, and the jewelry is from G. Alan’s Fine Jewelry. And what would our shoot be without an incredible cake? The Cake Lady Custom Cakes created a wonderful three-flavored cake just for us, which was beautiful. The logistics of a major wedding have to begin months before the big day. Our Now and Forever wedding of choice this year took place in Fort Pierce, celebrating Allyson Sue Hayes and William Gardner Steven Lyshon. I fell in love with this couple who met in high school, went their own ways to explore the world and then reconnected and fell in love. We are also showcasing a list of vendors for your perfect day in our wedding directory as well as in “Perfect Presents,” featuring local items from around town and beyond for your wedding gift needs, curated by our very own Kayla Walsh. We hope you enjoy our hair feature on page 33. We love the looks Wave Hair Color and Design Studio created that were brought to life by Aviana Shapiro and photographer Haley “Lee” McCartney. Send us photos of your bridal hair if this team inspired your wedding day look, or call them for a consultation for your big day! We are wishing the future brides and grooms all the best. Once in a while in the middle of ordinary life, love gives you a fairy tale.
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P i c t u r e s
Mary’s Shelter ‘Joy’ Gala
David Dyess, Gayle Harrell and Ken Mascara
Brian and Kristen MacConnell with Vicki and Michael Bloomenfeld
United Way Frances Langford Humanitarian Award Reception
Paws and Claws Gala
Frank Valente, Meghan McRoberts, William Weiss and Elliot Paul
Ellyn Stevenson and Elizabeth Barbella
Treasure Coast Hospice Foundation Rose Ball
OPENING ACT Photos by Liz McKinley
Front: Mary Radabaugh, Meg Enns and Kathy Harris Rankine; Back: Kim Ponsoldt, Lisa Brown and Carrie Green
House of Hope Bash
Joe and Juliet Ciaravino with Sarah and Shannon Andersen
Place of Hope Sea of Hope Luncheon
Harbour Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation ‘Love Your Lagoon’
Matt Camero, Guy Scuderi, Paul Avidon and Jeffrey Fernyhough
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Go Grey in May for the eighth annual Team Go Joey Go’s Race/Walk for Pediatric Brain Cancer at Indian Riverside Park on May 4. The race takes place in honor of Brain Cancer Awareness Month in an effort to end brain tumors while raising money for research, treatments and a cure. (From $30; jensenbeachrace.com)
‘STAR WARS’ NIGHT Join fans on May 11 for the annual “Star Wars” Night held at First Data Field. Show up in your favorite “Star Wars” gear and snag a photo with characters in costume during the St. Lucie Mets vs. Charlotte Stone Crabs game. (Tickets from $10; milb.com)
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The annual Lionfish Round-Up will take place June 22 at Jupiter Pointe Marina, during which divers will come together to help remove the invasive species from the Treasure Coast waters. Cash awards will be given to individuals and teams who catch the most. (From $70; mclionfish.com)
SUMMER SOLSTICE DRUM CIRCLE Bring a drum to Savannas Preserve State Park on June 23 for a Drum Circle. Enjoy the ambiance and celebrate the summer’s arrival with other drumming enthusiasts. ($5; floridastateparks.org)
RUBBER DUCK DERBY The Rotary Club of Okeechobee will be hosting its second annual Rubber Duck Derby on May 4 at the American Legion Post No. 64 grounds. Participants will receive a number and a corresponding duck that will be entered in the race during which the fire department will spray water to see which one makes it to the finish line. Enjoy food vendors, a waterslide, a dunk tank and kids activities. (free, donations appreciated; okeerotaryfoundation.wixsite.com/duckderby)
F R I DAY F E S T End the week on a high note with Friday Fest on May 3. Enjoy live entertainment, arts and crafts, food vendors and fun for the whole family on Main Street Fort Pierce. (free; mainstreetfortpierce.org)
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A FEW OF OUR FAVORITES FOR KEEPING WITH TRADITION WHILE STAYING STYLISH 4
By Jodi Belden-Vogl | Photo by David Centeno 1 . K A E L I S M I T H Stuart downtown large tote; $98; available at Snappy Shack 2 . PAT C H O L O G Y sheet masks; $8 and $5; available at Flutter Lash & Beauty Boutique 3 . A E R A S W E A R satin headwrap; $8; available at Wave Hair Color & Design Studio 4 . J AC K R O G E R S Georgica jelly; $50; available at Snappy Shack 5 . 8 OA K L A N E no ugly crying handkerchiefs; $31; available at Decorators Finest Gift Boutique and Design 6 . L I L LY P U L I T Z E R cascading petals hoop earrings; $48; available at lillypulitzer. com 7. T O U C H L A N D moisturizing hand sanitizer; $11.95; available at Flutter Lash & Beauty Boutique
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pecializing in hand-cut steaks, house-made pasta and seafood, Harp’s Restaurant is a relatively recent addition to the Stuart dining scene. The dining space is intimate with coastalchic decor and a friendly, casual ambiance. For those in search of a meal and some excitement, Harp’s on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights features live piano music. There’s also a Sunset Dinner special served daily from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. During a recent visit, my husband and I started with two popular appetizers: the Thick Cut Onion Rings and the Grilled Shrimp Cocktail. The house-made onions rings, served with a creamy remoulade sauce, were hot, crispy and addictive. The grilled shrimp came with a classic cocktail sauce and were flavorful and succulent. Even though portions at Harp’s are generous, we couldn’t refuse the basket of hot house-made rolls and whipped butter. My husband ordered the
Prime Rib Special (served every Thursday, Friday and Saturday) for his main course. The thick slice of beef was Instagramworthy and was served au jus and with creamed spinach. Future diners have the option to order a different side such as cabbage and onions or buttered mushrooms. I ordered the grilled Australian Lamb Chops, which had an outstanding flavor that was enhanced by a house-made mint sauce. I chose lyonnaise potatoes for my side dish, a buttery mix of sautéed potato chunks and onions. On my next visit, I plan to try one of the fresh pasta dishes our server recommended. If you are thinking about ordering dessert, make it the New York cheesecake. It’s served with a crushed raspberry sauce and fresh whipped cream. Next time you’re in need of a new place to dine, take my advice and makes plans to visit this popular restaurant soon—just be sure to make reservations first.
Harp’s Restaurant, 2621 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart; 772.324.8908; annaharpster321.wixsite.com/harps Tish Boyle is a food writer and the author of “Flavorful: 150 Irresistible Desserts in All-Time Favorite Flavors” (published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2015). She lives in Palm City with her husband and two cats.
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Cosmetics with Care Melanie Petschke and Kelly Weston founded Crunchi, an organic makeup company based in Stuart. By Clarissa Buch | Photography by Ian Jacob
hen Melanie Petschke and Kelly Weston launched Crunchi, an organic makeup and skin care company, in 2016, the entire operation was run out of Weston’s home in Stuart. Three years later, their dream to revolutionize the beauty industry with a line of high-performance, safe and toxin-free products has become a reality. Today, they run a 5,000-square-foot office and facility with 25 employees. They also manage more than 1,300 brand ambassadors around the country. “When we first launched, we had a handful of products, including lip gloss, brushes and concealer, and they took off like wildfire,” Weston says. They knew there was a need for safe and transparent cosmetics companies, but Weston says they didn’t realize how big that need was. “We’re challenging mainstream, conventional cosmetic companies that use ingredients we’d never allow in our products,” Petschke says. “It’s a long process, but with each product release, it’s more gratifying.” What does it mean when you say Crunchi is clean and toxin-free?
W: Because of a lack of regulation, the United States Food and Drug Administration allows cosmetic companies to use toxic chemicals known to be harmful in their products. As a result, chemicals linked to cancer, endocrine disruption, reproductive toxicity, developmental toxicity and many other health concerns are hidden in the cosmetics women are using on their bodies every day. We at Crunchi have set a new standard for cosmetic safety so you no longer have to compromise your beauty for your health, or your health for your beauty.
How did you two come together to create Crunchi?
W: I’m a family nurse practitioner, and
at the time, Melanie was a pharmaceutical representative. We had both just moved to the area and we both had two-year-old children and were pregnant with our second. We had a lot in common, including both of us trying to make cleaner choices for our family. What we slowly started to learn was our choices went far beyond what kind of food we were eating. What we really struggled with was cosmetics, and at one point, we thought we found a brand that would solve the problem—until we realized we were duped by greenwashing. What sets Crunchi apart from other clean beauty brands?
W: We search high and low for manufacturers who are willing to work with our high standards. We have two landmarks we’re trying to achieve: Safety in terms of ingredients and overall performance, which means we set out to create products that actually work. That’s why development takes such a long time for us. It’s easy to make a product that’s safe but doesn’t really perform. Just try the many foundations out there that are cakey and chalky. What are “blacklisted ingredients”?
P: The challenge with having a blacklist is there are hundreds of thousands of chemicals that companies can use in products. It’s impossible to list them all. On our list, we try to label the heavy hitters that are most commonly seen in conventional products that have some sort of research on their harmful effects, be it evidence of endocrine disruption or carcinogenic properties.
What’s your advice to anyone who wants to live a cleaner life?
W: It’s extremely overwhelming to think you need a Ph.D. or a medical degree to go shopping for your family, but it’s important to remember that this is a journey. There’s no right or wrong way to take it. Look at your body as a whole and think about the accumulation of all the environmental factors at play. There’s so much we can’t control, like the pesticides on the lawn where our kids play or the air we breathe outside. What you can do is control what you bring into your home, the food you eat and what you put on your body. What’s next for Crunchi?
W: We’re really focusing on product development across all fields, from cosmetics to overall body care like soaps and deodorants. First up on our list is a body bar soap that’s detoxifying, exfoliating. We’re also moving away from using plastic as packaging because it’s both harmful to our body and the environment.
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he is a shutterbug of sui generis proportions, her immersive, intimate images reflecting not only the lives of those lost in love, but also the lands where their matrimonies are celebrated. Zai De Guzman travels the world capturing couples in picturesque places where every hug, kiss, cuddle and crack-up pushes the paradigm of traditional wedding photography. “I tell my brides that their photos are going to look dated someday, and to me, that’s a beautiful thing,” De Guzman says. “They’re not going to be classic. They’re not going to be timeless. They’re not going to be grip-and-grin. They’re going to be authentic.” This month, she will jet off to meet Jose and Jamie in Costa Rica for an exotic elopement under a waterfall. She recently returned from Scotland where she shot Piotr and Cinthya tying the knot in a castle. In July, she will document an already married pair as they hike up a trail in Lake Tahoe, California, to re-exchange vows. Future destinations for De Guzman include Egypt, Israel and Turkey. “I just tend to want to make people feel happy,” De Guzman says. “I say to them, ‘Don’t ever feel like you have to look at the camera. In fact, pretend there’s not a camera.’” The 31-year-old Jensen Beach resident works her magic behind the lens of a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and uses Adobe Lightroom software to give her candids and stills an earthy tonality that is both romantic and rustic.
“I loved looking through my parents’ old photo albums,” says De Guzman, a former columnist for The Stuart News who earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Florida International University. “I’ve probably looked through them 20 times, the same ones, over and over again. That is what inspired me.” Of all your journeys, which destination stands out as a favorite? Of the places where I have photographed weddings and elopements, the destination that stands out most is this last one in Scotland. It was in a castle on a cliff. The sceneries were unlike anything I had ever experienced. I was in complete awe. Of the places I’ve traveled to overall, my favorite destination has been Barcelona, Spain.
Name some bands on your playlist. I kind of tend to listen to music that matches the country where I’m at. Lately I’ve been listening a ton to Sylvan Esso, Maggie Rogers and George Ezra. What do you like most about living in Jensen Beach? I love the small-town charm here. I love that I am a bike ride from the beach and that, wherever I go, people know each other’s names. Where can we find you when you’re not traveling? When I’m not traveling, I’m often just home and in my garden. I can travel anywhere in the world and still yearn to be back home.
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raids have the power to connect us to our youth, bringing forward our authentic selves. There’s no day more important for looking and feeling like ourselves than on our wedding day. This bohemian-yet-formal look incorporates a loose braid configured with twists and thistle accessories. “Floral accents tie feminism and nature together,” says stylist Aviana Shapiro. “It creates a very romantic and harmonious finish.”
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ot your headed-tothe-gym ponytail, this look is for brides who prioritizes time on the dance floor. The low, tied-back hairstyle includes tousled waves adorned by a neutral-toned Juliet garden rose. For mature brides, a ponytail can provide an instant facelift. And for those in ball gowns, this hairstyle wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t compete with the dress.
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hen in doubt, queue a classic. This elegant updo won’t require any touchups throughout the day or night, so brides can focus on their matrimony. Hairstylist Haley “Lee” McCartney says this look was designed to showcase the bride’s vibrant hair color. “Accents of green really contrast against her copper hair,” she says of the sword fern pinched between the basket of curls.
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P R O N O V I A S off-the-shoulder lace illusion sweetheart with threequarter-sleeve dress; $2,100; available at East Coast Bridals C A R D I T A Bespoke Collection luxury super 130â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s black slim fit peak tuxedo; $1,495; available at Cardita Formal Wear HARBOUR BAY FLORIST bouquet of stock, veronica, orchids and anemones; $250; available at Harbour Bay Florist
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G . A L A N ’ S F I N E J E W E L R Y 1.10-carat solitaire diamond ring paired with a half eternity diamond ring, price upon request; available at G. Alan’s Fine Jewelry G . A L A N ’ S F I N E J E W E L R Y men’s two-tone .91-carat diamond luxe band; price upon request; available at G. Alan’s Fine Jewelry L O T U S T H R E A D S silk slip dress with beaded jacket; $1,495; available at East Coast Bridals G . A L A N ’ S F I N E J E W E L R Y 2.47-carat yellow canary diamond with a double diamond halo; price upon request; available at G. Alan’s Fine Jewelry C A R D I T A Bespoke Collection navy blue luxury super 130’s fabric slim fit; $1,595; available at Cardita Formal Wear G . A L A N ’ S F I N E J E W E L R Y men’s groom ring metal serinium; price upon request; available at G. Alan’s Fine Jewelry H A R B O U R B A Y F L O R I S T lush tablescape of gold candelabras and centerpiece adorned with tropical foliage, orchids and hanging amaranthus; $1,500; available at Harbour Bay Florist
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P R O N O V I A S silk mermaid button down dress with rhinestone straps; $4,200; available at East Coast Bridals G. ALAN’S FINE JEWELRY 1.10-carat solitaire diamond ring paired with a half eternity diamond ring, price upon request; available at G. Alan’s Fine Jewelry C A R D I T A Ike Behar slim fit peak; $595; available at Cardita Formal Wear G . A L A N ’ S F I N E J E W E L R Y men’s two-tone .91-carat diamond luxe band; price upon request; available at G. Alan’s Fine Jewelry
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Allyson Sue Hayes & William Gardner Steven Lyshon By Melissa Puppo WHO THEY ARE: Ally, 30, is an equine nutritionist for Oxy-Gen Inc., and Will, 34, is a fireman for the St. Lucie County Fire Department.
around to look at him, he was down on one knee, and I said ‘yes.’” Her family and friends celebrated together after.
HOW THEY MET: Will and Ally’s love story began 15 years ago when they met at a party in high school. Will was close friends with Ally’s brother. They dated in school before moving in two different directions—Ally attending Troy University in Troy, Alabama, on a rodeo scholarship, and Will taking a job as a mate to travel the world in fishing tournaments. The two reconnected when they returned home, and they immediately started dating.
ON SELECTING THE CEREMONY AND RECEPTION SITES: They chose First United Methodist Church in Fort Pierce for
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he knew Ally was the one the first day he met her. Ally remembers everything feeling so perfect once they started seeing one another again, even after so many years apart. “Will and I had time to grow up and figure out what we wanted, and I think we both knew immediately we wanted to start a life together and have a family,” she says. “We have so much in common and have always supported each other.” ON THE PROPOSAL: Will asked Ally to have dinner with his
family with photos being taken after for the Christmas card that year. As she walked up to the Pelican Yacht Club dock around sunset, she saw her niece and nephew wearing shirts that read, “Aunt Ally, will you marry Uncle Will?” Ally recalls, “I started crying, and as I turned
the ceremony since Will’s family are members and his sister also wed there. Pelican Yacht Club holds a special place in their hearts as it’s a family tradition—that’s where the proposal took place, and it’s where Ally’s mother and sister and Will’s sister held their wedding receptions. ON THE THEME: The reception was decorated in ivory and gold— with lots of sparkle. A large floral arrangement of white roses and hanging orchids sat at each table with chairs draped in curly willow Champagne sashes. There were sparkly gold reef chargers and matching gold diamond napkin rings. The ceiling was draped with white linen and gold lighting, and there was even a red carpet entrance with a 10-foot hanging backdrop that displayed Ally and Will’s names. ON THE FIRST DANCE: The couple chose to play “I Cross My
Heart” by George Strait for the first dance, which Will played to Ally for the first time when he was 20 years old. “It has always been our song,” he says. Traxx Entertainment also created “dancing on the clouds,” which blended white smoke that surrounded them as they enjoyed the special moment.
ON THE CAKE: The wedding cake was topped off at seven layers, which The Cake Lady executed perfectly. Each layer was wrapped in gold sequin trim and was etched in a floral design. The couple chose a pink moscato filling, and a floral arrangement of white roses and orchids draped down the side of the cake.
Will’s mother and Ally also designed a peanut butter cupfilled groom’s cake that was a replica of Will’s new custom Conch boat built in Stuart. The groomsmen surprised Will with it lit with sparklers on top. ON THE SPECIAL DETAILS: Prior to the reception, Will and Ally stopped at a local fire department to take pictures with a fire truck. Another favorite memory includes their sparkler-lined send-off at the Pelican Yacht Club. As Will and Ally stepped into the limousine to leave the reception, a beautiful fireworks display lit up the night sky for guests to enjoy.
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Genealogy Journey A writer poses the soliloquy: to spit or not to spit? Photos and words by A LY S S A M O R L A C C I
here were reasons to not spit in the plastic tube, send it through the mail and discover my ancestry. I’d flown to visit my parents for the holidays and discovered four rainbow-colored boxes stacked on their kitchen counter from 23andMe. Inside those boxes were slender vials awaiting our saliva. They would be shipped back to the company, which would tell us our family’s origins. The first reason to not spit was I’d be willingly giving up my DNA, which could be subpoenaed. I didn’t plan on committing any crimes, but I disliked no longer having the option. The second reason to not spit was more so the reason. Last summer, I traveled to Italy. I saw my relatives’ faces in the hook-nosed and dark-featured passersby. I felt a homecoming like never before during a visit to any foreign place. By taking the test, I could discover I was less Italian than I’d spent my life believing. This new awareness could be exciting. But just weeks after my grandmother’s death, I felt I’d prefer ignorance over discovering I was less like her than I’d always hoped to be.
hen my sister and I were tiny enough to pretzel our legs on kitchen table seats, my grandmother put Gloria Gaynor on a tiny CD player. We untwisted our limbs and popped like corn with our bare feet bouncing off of cheap linoleum floor tiles. My grandmother grabbed a spoon and used it as her microphone to sing “I Will Survive.” Soda fizzed from my nostrils from laughing so hard. My grandmother was quite the survivor. She was a single mother in the 1970s, working in a factory, and in her later years, at J.C. Penney Co. “It was awful,” she’d tell us. “Awful exciting.” She wasn’t negative or positive—she was both. Complaints or compliments always had cunning edges meant to make her audiences laugh. This was usually accomplished through the use of swear words. She attributed her vocabulary to years working in the factory. But she never used her words to express anger. She used them for comedic effect. My grandmother lived with her mother in a plantation-style, two-story home that had a sprawling wrap-around porch. The bathtub was nearly falling through the ceiling, and those linoleum
kitchen floors peeled up during sticky summers. My grandmother’s brain began to go when her mother died at 95 years old. We moved my grandmother from their crumbling home, which was already too big for two people, to a one-story place she hated. It felt like her mental decline was a rebellion for what we’d done, moving her out of her house where she’d wave to the neighbors from the porch.
here were reasons to go to Italy that summer, but the most important one was the progression of my grandmother’s Alzheimer’s, which made the completion of this journey during her lifetime feel pressing. We arrived first in Rome. When we told our driver that our next destination was in the Abruzzo region—where our relatives were from—he made a fist with his hand and struck the top of his head. “Capotosto,” he said. “Land of hard heads.” We looked at one another, stunned, and then burst into laughter. My father’s grandmother was terribly stubborn. Her name was Teadora. She came overseas like many during the early 1900s. She was 9 years old, alone, arriving at Ellis Island with only a picture of her father in her pocket to help identify him. He had gone to America to find work before the rest of the family joined, so the story goes. Teadora didn’t talk much to me—or to anyone. Some of my only memories are of her barging into the bathroom on us mid-session. If she caught you with a toilet paper strand stretching the length of a happy birthday banner, she’d snatch it and rip off a square, scrolling the rest back onto the roll. One square per bathroom visit—that was the rule. I thought it was because they were poor, or incredibly frugal. They often fixed the car with duct tape; they preserved the couches by never taking the plastic covers off; and I once saw my grandmother take a stash of latex gloves from a hospital our relative was being treated at so she could use them to box-dye her jet-black hair. So, I didn’t think to Google an image of Castel di Sangro, a four-hour train ride east of Rome, before arriving. I figured the town would be small and remote, as it is. But I did not think it would be carved into a mountainside; peppered with red flowers in pots on wiry balconies; navigable by cobblestone streets; parallel to a river; and
topped with a century-old church that rings its beautiful bell from a tower at 6 p.m. daily. My family ran around town like kids on a scavenger hunt, looking for clues that would hint at who Teadora was, and in turn, who we are. We stopped in a gallery showing art from the era when she lived there. We searched the paintings for her face, only to realize we didn’t know her face—the face she had when she was young. Her trace seemed to be lost with time.
piphanies often happen in bathrooms as water pellets strike the day off of skin— the mind wandering, then back in the shower, as it’s come up with a wonderful idea, or conclusion, or discovery. Mine was a discovery; only it wasn’t reached by deep thought, or in the shower. I was instead poised on porcelain, staring at a wall the color of a green Smartie after it’d been sucked on for some time. It was attached to a quaint hotel room decorated with floral bedspreads and curtains done in the same shade. I reached for a strand of toilet tissue. Only, there wasn’t a roll to be found. There was just a dispensary, which allotted one paper square. It was as if she’d barged in on me again. “One sheet.”
hen the test results from 23andMe entered my email inbox on a Wednesday morning, I didn’t open it. I didn’t open it the
next day, or the next, either. I finally queued up the message while I was on a train in New York City and showed my percentages to a stranger sitting next to me. Seeing how little he cared brought me comfort. But I’ll share the results with you now, since you’ve stuck out this entire story. According to the data collector, I am 38 percent Italian. That’s 12 percent less than what I told my classmates in elementary school. That’s—weirdly—5 percent less than my sister’s results. And that’s 62 percent less than what my last name, Morlacci, suggests. But I think about that square of paper often, and how my great grandmother carried that policy through her life, regardless of her address. I think about my grandmother and her swear words, and her attempts to still make me laugh even at the end of her life when she didn’t know me anymore. Our habits, our quirks, our behaviors— and most importantly, our people—those are what make us who we are. Not a silly pie chart procured from a plastic tube of spit.
Start your own ancestry adventure Genetic testing kits like 23andMe, MyHeritage DNA and AncestryDNA ran massive sales during the holidays, so it’s likely by now you or someone you know has participated. But that’s only the beginning. Now that the results are in, embark on a discovery of your past. 1. Connect with family members. The testing kits’ online resources gather regions of the world your bloodline traces back to—and it links you to family members far beyond first, second and third cousins. Reach out, have conversations and puzzle together family stories and timelines. Perhaps even plan a visit. 2. Take a tour led by experts. Once you have a solid idea of the regions and cities your ancestors originate from, plan a trip through tailored tour programs by providers like Go Ahead Tours via Ancestry. Included in the package is a DNA kit—in case you’re late to the game—a pre-trip family history review and the pairing of an ancestry genealogist who joins the tour to provide insight and answer questions as you embark on your trip to Ireland, Germany, Scotland and more. 3. DIY. Skip the research, the connections, the tour guides and just go.
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hen the owners of an impressive Jupiter residence, one of multiple projects with interior designer H. Allen Holmes, stay in their part-time home, they bring essentially nothing but their toothbrushes. Along with a beloved raven sculpture, those are the only things they’ll pack whenever or wherever they decide to relocate. The mysterious black bird has undoubtedly seen many design styles as it’s traveled from home to home with the owners, now witnessing a sprawling 7,200-square-foot tour de force, featuring five bedrooms and seven baths, set along the Loxahatchee River. “Their other homes were either entirely modern or completely classic,” Holmes says of the owners’ previous residences and ever-changing taste. “But for this one, we were going for something in-between.” The hard part was finding the “sweet spot” between past and present. Holmes acknowledges the dramatic trend shift from Mediterranean revival to modern. “I think it’s a challenge for designers,” he says. “How do you adapt a classically finished home into something more contemporary?” Always on the hunt for inspiration, Holmes took the clients to see the renovated Boca Raton Resort and Club. “I had mixed feelings about it losing its Mizner-esque quality,” Holmes recalls. “But when I
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(above) The grand foyer showcases a baroque loveseat and high-gloss center table. (left) The regal entrance leading to the motor court is totally traditional with classical arches, hanging lanterns, ivy-covered walls and a wrought iron gate.
saw it, I was amazed by how tastefully it was done.” He admired how the hotel’s design team had performed an amazing stunt: blending antique and modern elements within the same space. The homeowners agreed, and a plan of attack was hatched. Never one to shy away from risk, Holmes embraced the challenge. “I didn’t have any qualms about whitewashing the house,” he reflects. Immediately, he started painting the walls and existing neoclassical columns and moldings “decorators’ white.” Holmes broke free from the norms, allowing furnishings from various time periods to share a single space. His methodology was to “keep the bones” of the classical, and “sprinkle in” the contemporary. Using his refined eye while fearlessly throwing caution to the wind, he let 18th century-inspired pieces coexist with midcentury modern ones and
allowed traditional columns and arches to harmonize with contemporary LED lighting and ceiling fans. Leaving few epochs and regions unturned, he created an eclectic style, which he calls “international modern.”
columns and arched windows and doors, plus corbel detailing beneath the roofline, speak a neoclassical vernacular, but in lieu of the carriage lanterns, unconventional LED sconces made of matte steel and frosted glass light the way, suggesting change is on the horizon.
ENTRANCE GATE The tone of grandeur is set with the impressive entryway, which leads to the motor court beyond. Understated classic archways supporting a Spanish-tiled rooftop are adorned by an abundance of lush greenery and flanked by manicured hedges and verdant lawns. Tall palm trees stand proudly to welcome visitors as they pass through. Little do newcomers know what eclectic surprises are in store.
FOYER Once inside the elegant foyer, little doubt remains—this is going to be different. A loveseat that references the Baroque period is unexpectedly upholstered in sleek black leather. A four-legged center table boasts a high-lacquer sheen, and a massive light fixture, comprised of pale wood strips rolled into the shape of a “gift bow,” hangs down from a two-tiered, hexagonal niched ceiling.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS From the moment the front façade comes into view, a subtle transformation begins. A series of simple
STAIRCASE To perpetuate the “whitewash” theme, Holmes decided to take the thick wood handrail, previously stained dark, and slender balusters
The winding staircase features scrolled siderails and a botanical runner; the husbandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beloved raven sculpture appears below.
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Modern overtones mark the dining room
WORKING IN A MOSTLY NEUTRAL PALETTE OF WHITE AND CREAM, HOLMES INVIGORATES THE ROOM WITH THROW PILLOWS IN A PRIMARY COLORED PATTERN.
that once were black iron, and paint them white. To complement the foliage motif, he treated the treads with a black and white needlepoint runner in a leaf pattern. A tall chandelier dripping with polished ebony metal tubes injects a dose of modernity. LIVING ROOM Working in a mostly neutral palette of white and cream, Holmes invigorates the room with throw pillows in a primary colored pattern, an ode to Mondrian. They are strategically placed on the pair of gently sloped, low-profile contemporary sofas that sit on either side of the neoclassical fireplace painted white. Cocktail tables shine like wet stones, and to complement their silvery finish, the designer set a sizeable geometric stainless-steel sculpture upon the mantel. “I felt there should be something tall and 3D to create a ‘relief,’” says Holmes of his audacious design choice.
The living room is an exercise in curvature, with contoured sofas and organic, river rock-inspired molded resin cocktail tables.
MEETING FOR MEALS Midcentury modern is in full swing in the family room and breakfast room, as well as the adjoining dining room, where distinguishing artwork is displayed throughout. Bent glass tables, minimal sofas, low-slung lounge chairs and a saarinen breakfast table complete the family room. A separate room includes a dining table made of glass and metal for more formal get-togethers. KITCHEN To meet the demand for the crisp, bright kitchen so many crave nowadays, Holmes painted the kitchen cabinets white. He selected a massive slab of white marble defined by dramatic black veining. The designer
had the idea to finish the countertops with a laminated white monolithic sculpture he compares to a carved bar of Ivory soap. It took some ingenuity to fabricate, but the job got done. To amplify the dichotomy of styles, Holmes incorporated an enormous and ultramodern domed light fixture he’d always wanted to use. MASTER BEDROOM The eclectic momentum continues into the master bedroom, where a geometric console sits below a mounted flat screen T.V. and a round banquette, like one might see in a historic European hotel lobby, adorns the sitting area. The streamlined, fully upholstered bed features a tall, buttontufted headboard, while glass and gloss nightstands end the design statement with modern punctuation.
MASTER BATH Taking the beige Saturnia marble tile into consideration, Holmes continued that shade on the walls of the oversized shower, and then treated the tops of the protruding tub and his-and-her vanities with quartzite material, thus achieving a flawless “greige” color scheme in the master bath. The custom LED-lit mirrors are cutting-edge. SCENIC VIEWS Since the homeowners cherish the outdoors so much, Holmes knew the backyard had to be spectacular. With an amazing pool and spa already working in his favor, he updated the space by replacing the terracotta tiles with a continuous slab of granite and added an array of minimalist, stark white patio furniture. Fortunately, Holmes’ clients were receptive to his theory that when done right, a Hepplewhite-style oval-back chair can coexist in perfect harmony with a modern abstract painting. “I felt it worked, and so did they,” he says. Indeed, the design risks he took were many—but in the end, the reward significantly outweighed them.
(clockwise from the top) The master bedroom features midcentury modern nightstands and an ultracontemporary bed; Neutral marbles in the master bath are enlivened by edgy LED sconces; The pool area features glistening aquatics and flowing shapes, as stark white patio furnishings add angularity.
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2ND STREET BISTRO 122 N. Second St. Fort Pierce 772.293.9191 2ndstreetbistro.com Located in historic downtown Fort Pierce 2nd Street Bistro features delicious dishes made from local produce and is sure to become a frequented restaurant. The extensive beer list is sure to satisfy any taste bud and compliment any dish. Open for lunch and dinner daily. Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday 11 to 1 a.m. Saturday from 10 to 1 a.m. Sunday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
11 MAPLE STREET 3224 NE Maple Ave. Jensen Beach 772.334.7714 elevenmaple.com Where French Country meets Florida. 11 Maple Street offers guests a dining experience with fares that look like “works of art.” Chef Michael Perrin prepare his dishes with locally sourced produce and meat raised in humane ways to highlight some of the season’s peak items. Open Wednesday through Saturday 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
12A BUOY 22 Fishermans Wharf Fort Pierce 772.672.4524 12abuoy.com 12A Buoy offers an array of dishes in a casual setting leaving your stomachs and wallets satisfied. Open Sunday through Thursday, except Tuesday, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
18 SEMINOLE ITALIAN BISTRO 18 SE Seminole St. Stuart 772.463.0059 18seminole.com Inside this quaint, historically preserved building is one of the most intimate and romantic atmospheres. All food is made to order and cooked with top quality, seasonal ingredients that are locally grown. Open six days a week for dinner.
Sunday through Thursday 4:30 through 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday 4 to 10 p.m. Closed Monday.
ANTHONY’S COAL FIRED PIZZA 2343 SE Federal Highway Stuart 772.287.7741 acfp.com
2283 S. Federal Highway Stuart 772.288.4388 bonefishgrill.com
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Bonefish Grill serves an array of meats and seafood in a comfortable, intimate atmosphere. Open for dinner daily from 4 to 10:30 p.m.
When Anthony, co owner of Anthony’s Runway 84 in Fort Lauderdale, thought about pizza what came to his mind was New York style pizza. That sparked the idea of introducing coal oven pizza to South Floridians. Since it’s introduction to South Florida Anthony’s now has various locations around the East Coast and continues to serve its patron quality coal fired pizza. Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Bonefish Mac’s provides a comfortable, sports bar environment to catch a game and enjoy some food with friends. Open daily. Sunday from 11 to 12 a.m. Monday to Thursday 11 to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday 11 to 2 a.m.
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3602 SE Ocean Blvd. Stuart 772.286.0740 benihana.com Benihana has been a go-to dining establishment for diners for over 50 years. This family-friendly staple offers Japanese dishes prepared right before the diners’ very eyes. The Japanese farmhouse interior and colorful umbrellas added to every cocktail are what put this restaurant on the map. Open for lunch and dinner daily. Monday through Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. Friday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday noon to 10 p.m. Sunday noon to 9 p.m.
BERRY FRESH CAFE 1429 SE Federal Highway Stuart 772.324.8287 berryfresh.cafe This Treasure Coast breakfast and lunch spot is a GMO and preservative-free cafe. Berry Fresh Cafe serves healthy food that tastes “berry” good and is even better for your body. Open seven days a week for breakfast and lunch; 8 a.m to 3 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday-Sunday.
BLUEWATER BEACH GRILL 2025 Seaway Drive Fort Pierce 772.466.0023 bluewaterbeachgrill.com
With menus titled Epic Grinds and Awesome Drinks it’s hard to resist finding out what this restaurant has to offer. Open seven days a week 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Happy Hour is served daily from 4 to 7 p.m.
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2282 SE Federal Highway Stuart 772.283.0078 bonosbarbq.com Indulge in true Southern, pit barbecue. At Bono’s all food is cooked over a wood burning pit to enhance natural smokey flavors. Enjoy anything from smoked wings to a BBQ Po Boy. Open daily. Sunday through Thursday 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. Saturday 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
CANTON HOUSE CHINESE 6095 SE Federal Highway Stuart 772.288.1126 cantonhousestuart.com With a menu that fuses sweet and savory, it’s hard to order just one dish. Chef Jacob Liu learned the art of cooking from his grandmother and has found ways to combine traditional Chinese cooking with new and innovative techniques. Open Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday 4 to 9:30 p.m.
CASA BELLA 512 W. Third St. Stuart 772.223.0077 casabellastuart.com Northern and Southern Italian Cuisine is combined under one roof. This quaint little restaurant serves some big flavors and provides diners with beyond satisfactory Italian dishes. Open six days a week for dinner, 5 to 10 p.m.
Self proclaimed “Treasure Coast craft beer destination” Castaways serves craft beer from around the world and Florida. The gastropub also offers a full menu to compliment your beer of choice. Open Sunday through Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11 to 12 a.m. Happy hour is available Monday through Friday 3 to 6 p.m.
CHARLIE’S NEIGHBORHOOD BAR & GRILL 400 SW Parrot Circle Stuart 772.288.4326 ilovecharlies.com The menu features American staples with a Charlie twist. The restaurant’s casual atmosphere lends itself to a night full of food, games and music. Open daily from 9 to 2 a.m. Recovery hour from 9 to 11 a.m.
CHINA STAR 1501 SE Federal Highway | Stuart 772.283.8378 chinastarstuart.com Look no further than China Star for quality Chinese takeout. With its modern take on classic Chinese dishes, China Star takeout boxes will make their way into many homes at least once a month. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
CHUCK’S SEAFOOD 822 Seaway Drive Fort Pierce 772.461.9484 chucksseafood.com Ranging from New England clam chowder to shrimp parmesan, this restaurant brings affordable seafood to every table. Open six days a week. Tuesday through Thursday 3 to 9 p.m.; Friday 3 to 10 p.m.; Saturday 2 to 10 p.m. and Sunday 2 to 9 p.m.
COBBS LANDING 200 N. North Indian River Dr. Fort Pierce 772.460.9014 cobbs-landing.com For a quality waterfront dining experience look no further than this restaurant. The menu offers a hearty serving of pastas, seafoods and meats. Also, check out the signature pineapple mojito from the Mojito Bar.
Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Happy Hour served daily from 4 to 7 p.m.
CONCHY JOE’S SEAFOOD 3945 NE Indian River Dr. Jensen Beach 772.334.1130 conchyjoes.com With a seafood centric menu, Conchy Joe’s offers guests the freshest seafood. The Bahamian inspired menu features dishes such as conch salad, Conchy’s seafood feast and Alaskan King Crab Legs. Open daily. Sunday through Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to midnight.
CRAWDADDY’S 1949 NE Jensen Beach Blvd. Jensen Beach 772.225.3444 crawdaddysjensenbeach.com Bringing a taste of N’awlins to Florida, Crawdaddy’s serves Cajun inspired foods. Just simply walking into the restaurant will leave diners feeling like they are part of a Mardi Gras celebration. Open daily. Sunday through Wednesday 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
DIAMONDS BY TERRY 3868 SE Dixie Highway Stuart 772.781.1133 diamondtearoom.com For the tea lovers Diamonds by Terry offers a selection of teas, tea sandwiches, scones, tarts, tiny cakes, truffles and tea cookies. For those feeling a little hungrier try any dish from the the constantly updating bistro menu. Open Tuesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
DISTRICT TABLE & BAR 900 SE Indian St. Stuart 772.324.8357 districttableandbar.com Cooked to order by Chef Jason, District is home to everything from lamb meatballs to quinoa. Plus, all oyster shells are used to rebuild local reefs and oyster beds. Need we say more? Open for dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Sunday. Open 5 to 10 p.m Friday & Saturday. Closed Mondays.
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Hanging over the river with panoramic views, The Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House has proven itself the area’s finest waterfront retreat. An across the board menu features plentiful seafood selections, wood grilled meats, and home-style specials such as Turkey Pot Pie and Beef Stroganoff. Open for lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Happy Hour from 3 to 7 p.m. and 9 to 11 p.m. Sundays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Hurricane Grill & Wings is unlike any other wing restaurant’s here you can escape any time you like. Just walk in, take a seat, kick back, and experience a world of delicious food, exhilarating flavors and no worries. Open Sunday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Thursday, Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Happy Hour drink and food specials daily.
Formerly known as Gusto’s, the restaurant went through a facelift and remodel. The downtown eatery takes diners on a unique tour of Italy offering items like Gnocchi Di Zucca, potato and butternut squash gnocchi, gorgonzola sauce topped with walnut and coffee powder. Open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 to 12 a.m. on Sunday.
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724 S. Colorado Ave. Stuart 772.678.6627 fruitsandrootsvegancafe.com Those looking to indulge in healthy, fresh foods look no further. Fruits and Roots plant based menu serves cold pressed juices, smoothies, juice shots, oat bowls, salads and sandwiches all made with locally harvested ingredients. Open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday from 1 a.m to 4 p.m. Closed on Sunday.
HARBOR COVE BAR AND GRILL 1930 Harbortown Drive Fort Pierce 772.429.5303 fb.com/HarborCove-Bar-andGrill-1402973669951974/ Located inside the Harbor Town marina, this restaurant mixes casual dining and dinner with a view seamlessly. Open seven days a week. Monday through Thursday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
HARRY AND THE NATIVES 11910 SE Federal Highway Hobe Sound 772.546.3061 harryandthenatives.com Located right off of U.S 1, Harry and the Natives has been a longstanding family business in Hobe Sound. Offering a selection of traditional American favorites and a casual atmosphere locals, or “natives”, have made this restaurant a Florida staple. Open for breakfast on Sunday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
King Neptune’s has got seafood down to a science. Ranging from coconut shrimp to fried clams, oysters, conch salad and seafood bisque, this restaurant lives up to its reputation of knowing how to “talk fresh, local seafood.” Open for lunch Tuesday through Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. Closed Mondays.
LA BORGATA RISTORANTE & PIZZERIA 3227 SW Mapp Road Palm City 772.288.2121 laborgataristorante.net With 50 years experience under its belt, La Borgata takes its patron on a tour of Italy with no passport required. The menu features Italian dishes we’ve come to know and love prepared to order. Open daily for lunch, dinner or both. Monday 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and 4 to 9 p.m. Friday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and 4 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday from 4 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday opens at 4 p.m.
LA FORCHETTA ITALIAN RESTAURANT 7820 SW Lost River Road Stuart 772.872.7333 laforchetta.net This family-owned gem is home to an extensive list of gourmet pasta including lobster ravioli, penne alla vodka and gnocchi Capri. Add hand-tossed pizza pies, a warm, Italian setting, and attentive staff— Mama Mia! Open for lunch Monday through Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Open for dinner at 4:30 p.m. Seven days a week.
4817 Dixie Hwy. Stuart | 772.872.7288 1640 Seaway Dr. Fort Pierce | 772.242.8460 manateeislandbarandgrill.com Manatee Island Bar and Grill serves tasty seafood, sandwiches and 7 for $7 deal. Nothing is better than an affordable and delicious meal. Open for lunch and dinner. Service began at 11:30 a.m.
MARIO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT 1924 SE Federal Highway | Stuart 772.283-.6660 allmenus.com/fl/stuart/38540-marios/menu/ This longstanding casual dining joint serves plentiful, delicious Italian classics. You are guaranteed to leave Mario’s with leftovers for the following day. Open daily 1 to 10 p.m.
MAYA’S MEXICAN GRILL & BAR Martin Downs Village Center 3099 SW Martin Downs Blvd. Palm City 772.221.1093 Authentic Mexican food is hard to come by in Florida, we know, but search no more. Maya’s has got it taken care of whether you are a meat eater, vegetarian, or anything in between with an extensive list of quesadillas, salads and burritos. Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week at 11 a.m. Closes at 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
MICHELINA’S RESTAURANT & PIZZERIA 1835 SE Federal Highway Stuart 772.286.3455 michelinasrest.com A modern take on classic Italian dishes comes to life at Michelina’s. While chefs create said dishes, guests can expect service from a friendly staff in a family-owned restaurant. Open for lunch and dinner six days a week 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Closed Sundays. Catering available.
NY CHINESE 1365 SW Martin Highway Palm City 772.463.5552 places.singleplatform.com/ ny-chinese-restaurant This quick service Chinese restaurant offers all our traditional favorites Open daily for lunch and dinner. Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
ON THE EDGE BAR & GRILL 1136 Seaway Drive Fort Pierce 772.882.9729 fb.com/OnTheEdgeBarAndGrillFL A small menu that offers all the classic seafood favorites. From shrimp baskets to blackened salmon On The Edge offers its diners with simple, delicious and affordable eats. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
ORIGINAL TIKI BAR Second Ave. A Fort Pierce 772.461.0880 The Original Tiki Bar offers open air seating under a tiki thatched roof. The abundant menu and selection of beer will satisfy every tastebud. Open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Happy hour is everyday from 4 to 7 p.m.
OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE 3101 SE Federal Highway Stuart 772.286.2622 outback.com This national chain has made its way into many homes across the country. We recommend trying their ribs, steak, bread or famous Bloomin Onions. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
PALM CITY GRILL Martin Downs Village Center 3208 SW Martin Downs Blvd. Palm City 772.220.4745 thepalmcitygrill.com Where do Bambam shrimp, parmesan crusted sea bass, cheese pizza and all-American cheeseburgers all exist on one menu? The Palm City Grill. With a following as large as its menu, this understated pub-style corner eatery serves up the works.. Open for dinner seven days a week at 4 p.m. Closes at 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Happy hour daily from 4 to 6:30 p.m.
PELICAN CAFE 351 SW Flagler Ave. Stuart 772.283.3133 pelicancafeandbeach.com Pelican Cafe offers its diners dinner with a view. Located on the St. Lucie River this cozy outdoor cafe serves a menu ranging from boom boom shrimp to fish tacos, lobster rolls and even Cuban sandwiches. Bring your furry friends as well. The restaurant is pet friendly. Open six days a week from 11 a.m. through dinner. Closed on Mondays during the summer. Only offers outdoor dining and subject to weather conditions.
PETER’S STEAKHOUSE 3200 NE Maple Ave. Jensen Beach 772.225.2516 peterssteakhouse.com Peter’s Steakhouse offers succulent dry aged steaks, simple sides and wine. A popular restaurant located in historic downtown Jensen, be sure to visit and discover why Peter’s is the talk of the town. Open seven days a week 5 p.m. to closing.
PIETRO’S ON THE RIVER 8735 S. Ocean Drive Jensen Beach 772.229.7575 pietrosontheriver.com Pietro’s On The River takes Italian and American cuisine to the next level. Under the supervision of Chef Robert the kitchen creates delicious Italian and American dishes such as the Roasted Long Island Duckling and Swordfish Puttanesca. Open Thursday through Sunday 4:30 to 9 p.m.
PIRATES LOFT AT PIRATES COVE Resort & Marina 4307 SE Bayview St. | Stuart 772.223.5048 Piratescoveresort.com For a great lunch or fabulous dinner, join us at the Pirate’s Loft where the food rivals the fantastic views of the Marina and Manatee Pocket. From flavorful salads to outstanding seafood, there is something for everyone on our extensive menu. Serving lunch and dinner daily.
PLANET OZONE 1601 SE Federal Highway Stuart 772.403.2199 planetozone.com Planet Ozone is a space that wears many hats. Doubling as an environmentally friendly gas station convenience store, Planet Ozone promises to have any product you’re looking for. Did we mention there’s also an organic food cafe inside the market? Open Sunday through Thursday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
PUSATERI’S CHICAGO PIZZA
221 SE Ocean Blvd. Stuart 772.288.9810 bestfloridapizza.com Chicago is known for its deep dish pizza, but Pusateri’s brings Florida the “real” taste of Chicago. Pusateri’s slings THIN crust pizza doused in sauce unique to the various cities and suburbs and cut into squares. Open six days a week. Monday, Wednesday through Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday 1 to 8 p.m. Closed Tuesday.
RISTORANTE CLARETTA 1315 SW Martin Highway Palm City 772.219.9940 ristoranteclaretta.com A restaurant that prides itself on serving authentic Italian dishes, Ristorante Claretta has been in business for almost 20 years. At Ristorante Claretta you will taste a true difference. All ingredients are imported fresh from Italy and all seafood comes straight from the Mediterranean Sea. Ristorante Claretta is an Italian fine dining experience. Open five days a week for dinner. Wednesday through Sunday 5:30 to 10 p.m.
RIVERWALK CAFE & OYSTER BAR 201 SW St. Lucie Ave. | Stuart 772.221.1511 riverwalkcafeandoysterbar.net Offering fresh-caught seafood such as shellfish, mussels and fish in a cozy and casual setting, Riverwalk Cafe is the ultimate stop for fresh seafood or even a quick drink. Try the oyster stew and lobster ravioli, two favorites, and see why the venue fills up so quickly every night. Open for lunch and dinner Monday to Friday 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dinner only on Saturdays from 4 to 10 p.m. Reservations recommended.
RUFFINO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT & PIZZERIA 1145 SE Port Saint Lucie Blvd. Port St. Lucie 772.335.2988. ruffinos.net The story begins with a man and a woman falling in love and moving to Florida. There they opened Ruffino’s and the rest is history. Their love for one another is translated into their food. The result a menu full of comforting,classic Italian dishes. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday noon to 9:30 p.m.
SAKE HOUSE JAPANESE RESTAURANT 2277 SW Martin Highway Palm City 772.221.1966 sakehousejapanese restaurant.com Known in Martin County for its sushi, Sake House satisfies any craving for Asian cuisine. From vegetarian dishes to tempura platters, from rice noodles to hand-rolled sushi and sashimi, this renowned restaurant has got the power to delight your taste buds. Open for lunch and dinner Monday to Saturday. Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Dinner is served from 4:30 to 9:45 p.m.
SAILOR’S RETURN 625 SW Anchorage Way Stuart 772.872.7250 thesailorsreturn.com Serving fresh seafood, chops and steaks, all complemented by the most beautiful sunset on the Treasure Coast, Sailor’s Return is located on the wide river at Sunset Bay Marina & Anchorage. Boasting 220 seats with your choice of inside dining or patio dining, Sailor’s Return also offers two full-liquor bars—one inside and one outside. Open every-
day for lunch and dinner, 11:30 a.m. to close. Live music 7 days a week.
SHINDIG IRISH PUB 464 SW Port St. Lucie Blvd. Port St. Lucie 772.785.6202 shindigpub.com With decor reminiscent of old Irish pubs and menus that embody contemporary pubs, Shindig Irish Pubs transports its diners straight to Ireland without leaving the Treasure Coast. Open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. seven days a week. Happy hour is served everyday from 3 to 7 p.m.
STUART BOATHOUSE 49 SW Seminole Street Stuart 772.266.4586 stuartboathouse.com Reserve you party in our Captains Loft or on our private beach on the waterway with Events Coordinator, Paige Beauchamp. Call 772.919.1850 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Open Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. to Midnight. Happy Hour drink and food specials daily! Live music every Friday and Saturday night and Sunday day!
SUNRISE CITY CAFE SHRIMPERS GRILL & RAW BAR 4290 SE Dixie Highway | Stuart 772.220.3287 shrimpersgrill.com Shrimpers Grill and Raw Bar brings a relaxed and tropical environment to Stuart. When a place serves you sunset shrimp and dinner specials it’s hard to say no. Open daily for lunch and dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
SHUCKERS ON THE BEACH 9800 S. Ocean Drive Jensen Beach 772.229.3006 islandbeachresort.net Enjoy the sea breeze and take in the view at Shuckers, located inside the Island Beach Resort. Choose from a menu that offers a variety of dishes such as seasoned to perfection ribs or raw oysters. Open Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
SONNY’S BBQ 1961 S. Federal Highway Stuart 772.223.0077 sonnysbbq.com Surprisingly, coming by some good Southern BBQ in Florida presents quite the challenge. However, Sonny’s has brought traditional,smokey BBQ to our backyards. With a menu that offers pulled pork and brisket, it’s hard not to leave feeling a little more Southern. Open daily. Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
204 Orange Ave. Port Saint Lucie 772.242.1833 fb.com/sunrisecitycafe Located in the heart of downtown historical Fort Pierce, Sunrise City Café offers breakfast and lunch with a hometown feel. Open six days a week from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
classes available. Open Monday through Saturday. Lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., High Tea and Tapa from 2 to 5 p.m., and dinner from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Close on Sunday.
TACO SHACK STUART 555 S. Colorado Ave. Stuart 772.288.9696 tacoshackstuart.com Handcrafted tacos prepared by The “Taco Queen.” The Taco Shack Stuart slings one of a kind, unique tacos to all patrons. Open six days a week, Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
THE BLACK MARLIN 53 W. Osceola St. Stuart 772.286.3126 theblackmarlin.net
STUART COFFEE COMPANY
This seafood centric restaurant serves everything from fresh local seafood to pizza. The cozy dining room and bar make it a go to on anyone’s list. Open daily for dinner. Sunday through Thursday 5 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday 5 to 11 p.m.
55 SW Flagler Avenue Stuart 772.600.8243
THE CRAFTED KEG
Coffee, Espresso, Latte, Cappuccino, Teas, Frappes, Smoothies, Fresh Baked Goods, Breakfast, Panini, Wraps, Salads, Grilled Cheese, Acai Bowls & Smoothies, Beer, Wine, Desserts, Snacks & much more. Summer hours: open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Friday through Sunday 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Now offering Breakfast all day!
SUPREME MEATS & GOURMET MARKET 2026 S. Federal Hwy. Stuart 772.283.7567 Supreme Meats & Gourmet Market, purveyor’s of the finest quality meats and prepared foods since 1985. Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Sundays.
TACK & JIBE A NAUTICAL EATERY 2621 SE Ocean Blvd. Stuart 772.210.2653 tackandjibeeatery.com Chef Proprietor Steven Strenkert is a culinary trained chef from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America with a combined 28 years of experience. Tack & Jibe serves creative, local-source cuisine. Catering, wine tasting, and cooking
555 S. Colorado Ave. Stuart 772.600.8218 thecraftedkegstuart.com Where growlers, cheap bites and beer flights all come together. The brew pub sits inside a former grocery store location and serves some of the best crafted beers, wines and sodas. Open Sunday through Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m., and Thursday through Saturday from 12 p.m. to 2 a.m.
THE DECK RESTAURANT 307 NW North River Drive Stuart 772.692.12000 harborinnandmarina.com/ the-deck The Deck Restaurant, located inside Harbor Inn & Marina, is dedicated to providing diners with free sunsets and a gorgeous view of the St. Lucie River. The quaint restaurant serves classic favorites with a unique take, like the BLGT Po Boy, with bacon, lettuce and fried green tomatoes. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
THE GAFFORD 47 SW Flagler Ave. Stuart 772.221.9517 thegafford.com With a history rooted deep in fami-
ly ties, The Gafford brings their version of southern hospitality. Their signature item “the Gafford” pays homage to owner Rick Wilson’s grandfather, and the 18 ounce ribeye they used to cook together. Open for dinner Sunday through Thursday 4 to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday 4 to 10 p.m.
THE INLET GRILL AND BEACHFRONT INN 110 S. Ocean Dr. Fort Pierce 772.882.3602 A quality beachside culinary experience that is well-coupled with oceanfront accommodations. Monday through Wednesday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
THE MAGIC OYSTER BAR AND SEAFOOD GRILL 10999 S. Ocean Drive Jensen Beach 772.877.3139 | themagicoyster. com Offering a varied selection of Gulf, East and West Coast oysters, The Magic Oyster will satisfy the taste bud of any oyster lover. The casual atmosphere makes it the perfect place to unwind with friends while sipping on tropical cocktails or local craft beers. Open daily for dinner, 4 to 9 p.m.
THE TWISTED TUNA 4290 SE Salerno Drive Stuart 772.600.7239 thetwistedtuna.com Listening to live music, eating freshcaught seafood and overlooking the water? The Twisted Tuna’s got you covered. Between the $1 bucket of shucked oysters and the sushi bar, it’s no surprise that this seafood destination is one of Stuart’s best. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. Monday to Thursday from 11 to midnight; Friday and Saturday from 11 to 1 a.m; Sunday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
TOO JAYS 2504 SE Federal Highway Stuart 772.287.6514 toojays.com It’s hard to resist a place that promises to serve hearty portions of beloved breakfast foods. This breakfast joint offers diners a menu ranging from chicken and waffles to meat lovers skillets to lighter fare. Open daily 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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Your guide to upcoming, must-attend philanthropy events.
MAY 1 Through the Eyes of Roosevelt: The Essential Role of Government and Public Service; 6:30 p.m.; Port St. Lucie Community Center; free; oxboweco.com MAY 3, 4 Volunteers in Medicine Clinic Robert F. Novins Memorial Golf Tournament & Reception; Friday 6 p.m., Carsons Tavern; Saturday 11 a.m., Stuart Yacht & Country Club; prices vary; vimclinic.net
May 3 Tyler Cloak, Mark Hudson, Carson Novins, Ken Cloak and Logan Cloak at last year’s VIM Clinic Robert F. Novins Memorial Golf Tournament & Reception
MAY 3 TO 5 RCSSL presents ‘Beauty & The Beast’; 7 p.m.; Sunrise Theatre; Ticket prices vary; sunrisetheatre.com
MAY 4 Team Go Joey Go’s Walk/Run & Silent Auction; 7 a.m.; Indian Riverside Park; Tickets from $30; jensenbeachrace.com MAY 4 Rubber Duck Derby; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Okeechobee American Legion Post No. 64; Ticket prices vary; okeerotaryfoundation.wixsite.com/duckderby MAY 4 Fur Ball; 5:30 p.m.; Pelican Yacht Club; Ticket prices vary; 772.672.8238 MAY 5 Equine Rescue and Adoption Foundation Derby Day; 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; ERAF Community Center; $50; eraf.org MAY 11 The Osprey Trail 8K/25K Run; 7:30 a.m.; The Osprey Trail Run; Ticket prices vary; runtheosprey.com MAY 11 ‘Star Wars’ Night; 6:30 p.m.; First Data Field; Ticket prices vary; milb.com MAY 18 A Walk in the Park for Mental Health Awareness; 8 a.m. to
11:30 a.m.; Flagler Park & Stuart Boardwalk; free; namimartincounty.org/events MAY 18 Treasure Coast Walk ‘N’ Roll to Cure Ataxia; 8 a.m.; Tradition Square; free; 772.340.3041
JUNE 15 ARC of Martin County KDW Fishing Tournament; 7 a.m., awards dinner 6 p.m.; Manatee Island Bar and Grill; $200; arcmc.org
MAY 18 Elev8hope ‘Stories of Hope’ Dinner; 6:30 p.m.; Kane Center; Tickets from $125; kanecenter.org MAY 23 211 HelpLine Jewels of the Treasure Coast Non-Profit Awards; 11:30 a.m.; Santa Lucia River Club; $35; 211palmbeach.org/nonprofitawards MAY 24 Johnny Debt; 6 p.m.; Pelican Cafe and Beach; free; pelicancafeandbeach.com MAY 24 Movies in the Fort; 6 p.m.; Former Fort Pierce Police Athletic League Center; free; cityoffortpierce.com JUNE 14 Sailfish Beer Mile; 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Sailfish Brewing Company; Tickets from $35; localraces.com
June 22 Phil Salick, Craig Kingston, Jeanne Mackin and Suzy Hutcheson during last year’s White Shirt Night
JUNE 22 Helping People Succeed White Shirt Night; 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Taste Casual Dining; $50; hpsfl.org JUNE 22 Lionfish Round-Up; 7 a.m.; Blue Pointe Grille; Tickets from $70; mclionfish.com JUNE 23 Summer Solstice Drum Circle; 7 p.m.; Savannas Preserve State Park; $5; friendsofsavannas.org
Note: Dates and times may change. Please contact the individual organization for the most up-to-date information.
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OCTANE & OPULENCE II OPENING
The Elliott Museum hosted the opening of its Octane & Opulence II: Gentlemen Prefer Race Cars exhibit in conjunction with the museum’s annual Classics at the Beach Car Show. Owners of the race cars lent helmets, uniforms, posters and other artifacts to complement the exhibition.
1. Dennis and Melissa Serafini 2. Deb Duvall, Rocky Grady and Cinda Miller 3. Rob Steele and Bill Good 4. Stephany and Tim Blue with Dee Thomas
HOUSE OF HOPE BASH
More than 140 guests attended a private fundraiser hosted by Dr. Daniel and Marlena Husted at their waterfront home to raise support for House of Hope’s rapidly growing health and nutrition initiatives. The evening featured a variety of Roaring ’20s touches including a preserved antique car, premium cigars, gold-dusted cocktails and an ice sculptured vintage coupe.
1. Dana Desser, Brooke Van Kirk, Jessica Clark and Brett Young 2. Amber and Bill Wehrle 3. Jennifer Lish, Greg Huber and Brian and Tiffany Reiter 4. Dr. Daniel and Marlena Husted 5. Rob Ranieri with Erin and Bryan Arruda
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PAWS AND CLAWS GALA
Supporters of the organization helped raise more than $265,000 during this year’s Paws and Claws Gala themed “Salty Dogs and CatA-Marans” at Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa. Guests dressed in coastal cocktail attire to go along with the theme, participated in silent and live auctions and danced to the sounds of NuVibe Entertainment.
1. Joanne Snodgrass and Dr. Avron Lipschitz 2. Frank Valente, Meghan McRoberts, William Weiss and Elliot Paul 3. Jodi and Ryan Figman 4. Rex and Susan Sentell with Glenn and Cindy Greenspan 5. Sally and Terry McCarthy
THE ULTIMATE TAILGATE PARTY
Voices for Children hosted its second annual Ultimate Tailgate Party at Treasure Coast Lexus. Guests were greeted by two members of the Miami Dolphins Cheerleading Squad, and the celebration continued with cocktails, appetizers, games and a wine toss.
Photos by Wendy Dwyer
1. Amber Woods and Kip Lyman 2. Gary and Pam Mariarossi 3. Jeremiah and Kelly Johnson with Amber Woods 4. Kim Capen, Gary Tenpas and Kayla Walsh 5. Todd and Tina Klein
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BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF MARTIN COUNTY YOUTH OF THE YEAR
During a reception at Willoughby Golf Club, the Boys & Girls Club of Martin County selected its Youth of the Year candidate. The evening also featured live music and a keynote address by Anthony Davis, executive director of the Port Salerno Club.
1. Jane and Bert Krebs 2. Erling and Susie Speer 3. Hank and Ellen Libby 4. Sally Sheleden, Lauren Ramsen, Nivin Milliman, John Davidson, Gail Riepe and Trina Davidson 5. Speedy Mettler with Susie and Charlie Moore
THE HARBOR BRANCH OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTE FOUNDATION ‘LOVE YOUR LAGOON’
The eighth annual sold-out event took place at the Quail Valley River Club, raising critical funding to benefit research and outreach on the Indian River Lagoon by the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at FAU (HBOI). Proceeds from the event will fund the 2019 Indian River Lagoon Graduate Research Fellows program.
1. Tanya Neville and Daryl Krauza 2. Mike Brown, Shelley Adelle and Richard Giessert 3. Kate Cotner, Cathy McKenzie and Ian Cotner 4. Brad and Rebecca Emmons with Eileen and Craig Hanley 5. Guojun Weng, Michael Twardowski and Brian and Lee LaPointe
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ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES COUNCIL HAVANA NIGHTS GALA Lehr and Paul Filipe opened up their tropical oasis home to friends and supporters of the Environmental Studies Council for the Havana Nights gala. Guests enjoyed an evening of entertainment, Cuban cuisine and a silent auction.
1. Kaija Mayfield, Kari Polhemus and Kim Nash 2. Paul and Lehr Filipe with Steve Leighton 3. Nancy Collins, Nic Mader, Jeff Guertin and Kait Toebe 4. Sandra Hill, Luli Chapman and Raina and James Hoffman
TREASURE COAST HOSPICE FOUNDATION ROSE BALL
The Rose Ball: A Midsummer Night's Dream took place at Mariner Sands Country Club. The garden party-themed event raised more than $135,000 to benefit Treasure Coast Hospice's Little Treasures Pediatric Care program.
1. Jackie Dillon and Tammy Nolan 2. Joe and Juliet Ciaravino with Sarah and Shannon Andersen 3. Rick and Jimmie Anne Haisley 4. Carie Gratz, Alcata Leli, Jackie Mills, Kaylin Thomas, Aubrey Rapkiewicz and Mary Wintercorn 5. Widget and Jim Webert
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MARY’S SHELTER GALA CELEBRATION ‘JOY’
Mary’s Shelter of the Treasure Coast celebrated its seventh annual gala at Willoughby Golf Club. Evening festivities included dinner, dancing, cocktails, entertainment and a live auction.
1. Brian and Kristen MacConnell with Vicki and Michael Bloomenfeld 2. Florence Oreiro with Mark and Dana Fedele 3. Denise McKenzie, Judy Dilts, Dan and Ali Waldman, Kevin McKenzie and George Dilts 4. John Glynn, Robert and Linda Allard and Gina Thompson
BOOKMANIA! VIP AFFAIR
The Library Foundation of Martin
County and the Martin County Library System kicked off the 25th anniversary
of BookMania! with A Literary Affair, the VIP cocktail party held the evening prior at Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa.
1. Prest Blake, Diane Chamberlain and Helen Blake 2. May Smythe, Rip and Noreen Fisher and Patty Jacobson 3. Phyllis Rappaport, Xenobia Poitier Anderson and Jerry Rappaport 4. Sandra Thurlow, Emily Arsenault and Mike and Sally Stetson 5. Stacy Ranieri and James Patterson
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PROJECT LIFT MEET AND GREET
Supporters attended a cocktail party at Sailfish Point Country Club to celebrate the successful work Project LIFT has accomplished to improve the lives of at-risk teenagers. Sailfish Point residents Hank and Ellen Libby along with Kevin and Peggy Bousquette hosted the event.
1. Bob Weissman, Elizabeth Barbella and Bill Lichtenberger 2. Kevin Bousquette, Bob Zaccheo and Hank Libby 3. Jeanette and Larry Mueller, Karen Rodgers, Frank Byers and Adam and Ilene Emanuel 4. Meg Bradley with John and Lucy Van Gelder
Garden lovers gathered at Heathcote Botanical Gardens for the ninth annual Bonsai Bash themed “Under the Asian Moon.” Guests started the evening in the Bonsai Gallery for the largest public assemblage of tropical bonsai on permanent display before enjoying dinner, music and an auction.
1. Christina Douglas and Andrew Cooper 2. Carlos and Patti Diaz with Laura and Bill Stanton 3. John Crawford with Denise and Michael Waninger 4. Sherry Payne, Tina Adams, Suzi James and Melanie Francisco 5. Mimi and Mike Brown
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CLEVELAND CLINIC MARTIN HEALTH CELEBRATES WITH TREASURE COAST COMMUNITY
Community leaders, donors, local partners and supporters celebrated Cleveland Clinic Martin Health’s announcement that it had become part of the Cleveland Clinic Health System during a special event held at Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa.
1. David Dyess, Gayle Harrell and Ken Mascara 2. Merritt and Chelsea Matheson 3. Stacey Heatherington, Rob Ranieri, Marie Duenas-Weller and Eula Clarke 4. Phil Wintercorn, Stephen Ngo and Tom Hall
UNITED WAY OF MARTIN COUNTY FOUNDATION FRANCES LANGFORD HUMANITARIAN AWARD RECEPTION
The organization honored Joe and Margaret Richebourg Temple with the 2019 Frances Langford Humanitarian Award during a reception held at Sailfish Point Country Club. The couple was honored for their ongoing philanthropic endeavors directly benefiting United Way as well as a multitude of nonprofit organizations throughout the community.
1. Margaret Richebourg Temple and Joe Temple, Carol Houwaart-Diez and Todd Thurlow 2. Hal and Melanie Fenner with Wendy Randall and Peter Behr 3. Becca and John Marr, Kathy Batterson and Ross Strickland 4. Erich Lichtenberger, Bill Lichtenberger, Suzi Beers, Gytha Von Aldenbruck and John and Gail Pezzimenti 5. Scott Sacchi, Tess Munoz, Brigit Kelly, Sally Fusco and Joe Oliveri 102
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THE GREAT CHEF ADVENTURE
Samaritan Center for Young Boys & Families held its signature event, the Great Chef Adventure, at Willoughby Golf Club. More than 175 guests feasted on a threecourse luncheon prepared by some of the area’s best chefs. The live and silent auctions helped to benefit the organization’s scholarship fund.
1. Dan and Mary Gescheidle 2. Ginny Genthe, Kelly Rica and Joy Funston 3. Lois and Dick Case with Lois and Harvey Watson 4. Renee Dempsey and Trish Porter
PLACE OF HOPE’S SEA OF HOPE LUNCHEON
Nearly 230 guests adorned tropical attire during Place of Hope’s Sea of Hope Luncheon “A Day in Old Havana” at Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club. Guests were treated to hand-rolled cigars, a live fourpiece band, raffles and silent and live auctions.
1. Jeremy and Jessica LeMaster 2. Kyle Greene, Ernesto Keaney and Gery Rodriguez 3. Maggie and Toby Overdorf with Stephanie McLaughlin 4. James and Lynette Groves, Melissa Kostelia and Katherine and Scott Fay 5. Sarah Paulsen, Sandy and Rich Burton and Deana Peterson
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