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Martin Artisan Guild plans fabulous fall

Martin Artisan Guild plans fabulous fall

 

Dinija Berkien

 

An exciting autumn season is ahead for the talented and prolific members of Martin Artisans Guild.

The Fall into Art Exhibit is offered in the Guild’s Palm Room Gallery & Artisans Boutique in Harbour Bay Plaza from Sept. 7-Oct. 29.

The Opening Reception is set for Wednesday, Sept. 7 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. with a Meet the Artists taking place on Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 4-6 p.m. Both events will feature live music and delectable appetizers.

Participating artists are:

  • Barb Bucci
  • Charlie Coté
  • Doreen Lepore
  • Glen Allen
  • Kim Beltrame
  • Mallo Bisset
  • Marian Vitale
  • Mark Stall
  • Michaelann Bellerjeau
  • Sue Klahne
  • Jane Lawton Baldridge

The Palm Room & Artisans Boutique of Martin Artisans Guild is located at 3746 SE Ocean Boulevard in Sewall’s Point. It is open from noon-6 p.m., Tuesdays-Saturdays.

Concurrent with the art exhibit, Chances for Art, which raises funds for artists needing Martin County Open Studio Tour scholarships, will be held. Artists who are members of the Guild each donate a specific work of art. Raffle tickets are $20 each and available both at the Palm Room and on the website at www.martinartisansguild.org.

All donated works can be seen at both venues, as well. A drawing for winners will take place Oct. 28 and winners will be announced online.

Artists donating are:

  • Angela Krogen
  • Barb Bucci
  • Billie Jo Thomson
  • Carolyn Walsh
  • Cheryl Coté
  • Chris Kling
  • Curt Whiticar
  • Cynthia Cooper
  • Danuta Rothschild
  • Deborah Bottorff
  • Dinija Berkien
  • Doreen Lepore
  • Dot Galfond
  • Ed Douglas
  • Eduardo Gomez
  • Jackie Roesch-Sanchez
  • James J. DeMartis
  • Jane Lawton Baldridge
  • Janis Clary
  • Jim & Tess Dirks
  • Jordan Silvia
  • Judi LeBlanc
  • Justin Klahne
  • Kimberly Beltrame
  • Laura Kay Whiticar-Darvill
  • Lynn Morgan
  • Mallo Bisset
  • Maria Miele
  • Marian Vitale
  • Mark Stall
  • Martha Quigley
  • Mia Lindberg
  • Michaelann Bellerjeau
  • MJ Dowling
  • Nan Finlayson
  • Ray Reiland
  • Renee Keil
  • Sally Browning Pearson
  • Sheryl Levine
  • Sue Klahne
  • Suzanne Connors
  • Tepa Charles

Finally, another Art Down the Hall collaboration with the Elliott Museum is set for Sept. 22-Nov. 13 when the exhibition Perspectives of Paradise will be hung.

An opening reception will take place on Thursday, Sept. 22 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., with snacks and a cash bar.

Exhibiting artists are:

  • Angela Krogen
  • Barb Bucci
  • Cheryl Coté
  • Chris Kling
  • Curt Whiticar
  • Danuta Rothschild
  • Deborah Bottorff
  • Dinija Berkien
  • Doreen Lepore
  • Dot Galfond
  • Glenn Allen
  • Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez
  • James J. DeMartis
  • Jane Lawton Baldridge
  • Janis Clary
  • Keith Oehlschlager
  • Kim Beltrame
  • Laura Kay Whiticar-Darvill
  • Linda Reymore
  • Lynn Morgan
  • Mallo Bisset
  • Maria Miele
  • Marian Vitale
  • Mark Stall
  • Mary Mirabito
  • Michaelann Bellerjeau
  • Sue Klahne
  • Torenzo Gann

The Elliott Museum is located at 825 NE Ocean Blvd, Stuart.

For more, visit www.martinartisansguild.org.

 

Treasure Coast Business is a news service and magazine published in print, via e-newsletter and online at tcbusiness.com by Indian River Media Group. For more information or to report news email [email protected]
Sep. 2, 2022|

Family promise bed race puts the FUN in fundraisers

Family promise bed race puts the FUN in fundraisers

Big Bed Wolf Team in 2021 Bed Race

The mission of Family Promise of Martin County is a serious one. The non-profit, interfaith hospitality network provides temporary assistance, hospitality and case management to families with children who are experiencing homelessness, which currently affects an increasing number of residents in the county.

But that doesn’t mean that the nonprofit’s annual fundraiser isn’t a roll-in-the-aisles riot.

The third annual Family Promise of Martin County Bed Races is set for Saturday, October 22 at First United Methodist Church of Stuart, located at 1500 South Kanner Highway, Stuart.

The day kicks off with registration from 9-10 a.m., bed judging from 10-10:30 a.m., a fun-filled parade of beds from 10:30-10:45 a.m., race heats starting at 11 a.m. and a closing ceremony at 1:00 p.m.

Five-person teams will race against each other in home-made beds, barreling down the paved roads at First United Methodist. Each winning team will go on to the next heat, until one eventual winning bed is victorious. Participants must be 12 years or older.

There will be fun activities for the kiddos: bounce houses, food truck, pumpkin patch, as well as a silent auction for the adults

Awards for:

  • Fastest Bed (overall and by category)
  • Best Overall Theme
  • Best Construction and Design
  • People’s Choice
  • Highest Fundraising Merit Award

Have fun and get creative: build your own entry from top to bottom. Easy-to-follow directions and specs are included in the registration packet.

Team entry fee is $150, which includes an event t-shirt for each person on the team.  Additionally, it is suggested that each team member raise $150 to benefit Family Promise of Martin County.

Entry deadline is Friday, October 7 and space is limited.

Sponsorships are available at $500, $1,000, $2,500 or $5,000 levels.

More than 600 school age children in Martin County are registered as homeless or in unstable housing, such as couch surfing or staying with a family member temporarily. Guests of Family Promise of Martin County arrive after living in a car or recently evicted from their homes.

Proceeds from the Bed Race Fundraiser are used to help provide shelter and housing for children and their families in the community and also enables the nonprofit to provide counseling and education for parents to gain skills necessary to create long-term stability for their families. Additionally, funding helps supplement rent payment, or provides first/last/security fees as our guests move into housing of their own.

Family Promise is a national organization and the only shelter in Martin County that keeps families together. Dollars raised in Martin County stay in Martin County.  For more information, visit www.mcfamilypromise.org.

 

 

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Aug. 29, 2022|

Stuart Air Show set for weekend of Nov. 12-13

Stuart Air Show set for weekend of Nov. 12-13

Photo provided by Matt Haskell | F16 Fighter Jet

 

Who doesn’t love the thrill of seeing sleek planes and breathtaking pilot demonstrations?

Luckily, the Stuart Air Show, the biggest event on the Treasure Coast, is headed back to Witham Field the weekend of Nov. 12-13, 2022.

The theme of this year’s show is “Celebrating Aviation: Honoring its Past and Inspiring its Future.”

Nov.10 is a special event for local students. Hundreds of area school children will be hosted at a STEM programming day and will meet pilots, air crews, meteorologists and others in the science, aviation and public safety industries.

This is the first time the Stuart Air Show has planned such an exciting and inspiring day and everyone is anticipating it with great excitement. More details will be available soon.

Nov. 12 and 13 are actual show days, with gates opening at 9 a.m. for displays, vendors and children’s activities. The Air Show takes place on both days from approximately 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. (Times are tentative.)

There will be many dynamic ticket options available so no matter what your budget or what size your family, the Stuart Air Show has you covered.

Purchasing early and online is the best way to save. Individual tickets are $20 per person through Aug. 31, $25 per person Sept. 1-30 and $30 per person Oct. 1-Nov.11 and $35 per person at the gate.

Kids aged six-12 are $5 each and five and under are free.

Veteran/Military tickets are $5 per person (proof of military service will be checked at the gate)

There are lots of exciting upgrade ticket packages too: Dirty Flight Suit Party, Flight Line Club, spectator seating, premium parking and more. There are a limited number available for each, so don’t wait to check the details at www.stuartairshow.com/tickets and purchase yours.

The Stuart Air Show highlights the importance of aviation and the service of veterans. It also provides scores of opportunities for schools and school-age children to learn about aviation, American history and the Armed Forces.

It is a safe, family-friendly entertainment experience that generates financial support for benefiting non-profit organizationsThe Stuart Air Show features thrilling performances by nationally-known performers, as well as interesting and historical stationary displays of aircraft and vehicles.

To learn more about the Stuart Air Show, how you can volunteer or be a sponsor, visit www.stuartairshow.com.

 

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Aug. 25, 2022|

Dancing with the Martin Stars takes stage in support of Healthy Start Coalition

Dancing with the Martin Stars takes stage in support of Healthy Start Coalition

 

The Martin Stars 2022: Front Row: Toni Ryll, Jessica Alvarez, Samantha Suffich, Tanya Chaves, Jane Hallick, Kasia D’Auria, Daisy Krakowiak; Back Row (left to right): Tyler Raynes, Donna Demarchi, Michael Chaves, Bob Murray, Jang Don.

 

The curtain goes up on the 2022 edition of Martin County’s Dancing with the  Martin Stars at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Lyric Theatre in Stuart. Tangos, tap dances, sambas, and waltzes will take center stage in support of the Martin County  Healthy Start Coalition and its mission to ensure that every baby in our community is born healthy and every mother receives support. The premise of Dancing with the Martin Stars is simple but challenging: local volunteers learn dance steps from area professionals, raise funds from friends and neighbors, and then vie for the judges’ votes to claim bragging rights. 

“Dancing with the Martin Stars is always a fun event,” says Healthy Start CEO Samantha Suffich. “The purpose, though, is very serious. The funds our volunteers raise help us with our  many programs that provide prenatal care to expectant mothers and then follow through to be  sure that babies are born healthy and receive the services the family needs for a successful  future.” 

This year’s contestants include: Kasia D’Auria, Realtor with Re/Max of Stuart, paired with  professional dancer Jang Don; Donna DeMarchi, Esq., Personal Injury Attorney with the Eberst  Law Firm, with Bob Murray; Jane Hallick, President of Jane’s Dane Boutique, with Craig Galvin;  Jessica Alvarez, Founder of Velo Med Spa, with Michael Chaves; Natalie Desmangles, Assistant  Branch Manager with SouthState Bank, with Brian Spector; Rio Ratermanis, Clinical Educator  with HCA Center for Clinical Advancement St. Lucie Hospital, with Marianella Tobar; Dr. Noor 

Yono, Premier Neurology, with Leah Landau; Tyler Rayes, SLC Commercial Real Estate, with  Daisy Krakowiak-Wiebe; and Dr. Rabih Kashouty, Neurostrive, with Tanya Chaves. The dancers are actively raising funds in advance of the event. Community members can support a favorite dancer through the Healthy Start website, www.mchealthystart.com. Tickets to the event are available through the Lyric Theatre box office, www.lyrictheatre.com.  

A Sponsors Only cocktail party will be held before the dance competition begins. The Eberst  Law Firm is the evening’s title sponsor and encourages individuals and organizations to join them at sponsorship levels ranging from $500 to $10,000.  

For more information, visit www.mchealthystart.org or call 772-463-2888.  

About Martin County Healthy Start 

Martin County Healthy Start is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that every baby is born healthy. It provides educational and health services to pregnant women, new mothers and their families at no cost, particularly expectant mothers who are at risk for late or no prenatal care.  

Part of a statewide coalition, Healthy Start connects pregnant women and young mothers with essential services including prenatal care, home visitations by a nurse or social worker,  breastfeeding support, parenting education, car seat and sleeping safety, a free diaper pantry,  and access to other community partner agencies through the Betty Moore Prenatal Outreach  Center. The David Cardno Father and Child Resource Center, also part of the Martin County  Healthy Start Coalition, helps fathers to become more involved in parenting and offers legal assistance to fathers who are separated from their children.  

The programs of Martin County Healthy Start Coalition are voluntary and available to all Florida residents at no cost.  

For more information about Martin County Healthy Start Coalition and its ongoing programs,  visit www.mchealthystart.org, call 772-463-2888 or follow the organization on Facebook.  

 

Treasure Coast Business is a news service and magazine published in print, via e-newsletter and online at tcbusiness.com by Indian River Media Group. For more information or to report news email [email protected]

 

Jul. 26, 2022|

Daniel and Shelly Hammer become license partners of Engel & Vőlkers Franchise in Stuart

Daniel and Shelly Hammer become license partners of Engel & Vőlkers Franchise in Stuart

 

John Gonzalez (right) welcomes new partners Dan and Shelly Hammer at the Engel & Vőlkers Stuart office.

 

Treasure Coast real estate advisors Daniel and Shelly Hammer have joined longtime Florida broker John Gonzalez as license partners in the Stuart franchise of luxury real estate firm Engel & Vőlkers®.

The husband-and-wife team has successfully sold real estate as The Hammer Property Group through Engel & Vőlkers Stuart since it opened in 2017, with Gonzalez as sole license partner. The Hammers bring extensive global business, marketing and luxury real estate background to their new ownership roles, while continuing to serve as real estate advisors.

The new partnership creates a solid business and customer relations foundation as Engel & Vőlkers Stuart gears up for sales expansion beyond Stuart into other Treasure Coast communities including Port St. Lucie, Hobe Sound, Hutchinson Island, Jupiter Island, Palm City, Sailfish Point, Sewall’s Point and Tequesta.

“I am thrilled to bring on Dan and Shelly as license partners,” Gonzalez said. “Dan has a long history of success in business, including serving as CEO/president of several global companies. His management experience, operational expertise and strategic vision have led several organizations to significant growth and success. Shelly’s marketing background and customer focus are ideally suited to our shared vision of expanding sales and attracting top talent.”

Dan Hammer said: “John has an impeccable reputation for integrity, and is highly regarded in the community, which is why we’re so enthused to partner with him. I look forward to applying my business and real estate experience – along with the market insights Shelly and I have gained from living in multiple communities across the U.S. – to position Engel & Vőlkers Stuart for success in the expanding Treasure Coast luxury market.”

To meet future growth potential, the partners anticipate adding several talented sales advisors, “We offer a great support platform for individuals with high integrity and professionalism who are serious about succeeding in an incredibly enticing home-buying market,” Shelly Hammer said. “Our team is motivated by helping customers either relocate within the area or discover what a perfect paradise this is for retiring, raising a family or just savoring the good life.”

Gonzalez, a lifelong Florida resident, started a successful career in the mortgage and real estate financing sectors before earning his real estate license and eventually his broker’s license. Gonzalez started Sailfish Realty of Florida before becoming managing broker of Engel & Vőlkers Stuart. He is past president of the Martin County Board of Realtors and a vice president of Florida Realtors, the state’s largest trade association.

Dan and Shelly Hammer have maintained close ties to the Treasure Coast for more than four decades, settling full-time in Stuart in 2014. Dan Hammer is a former president of The Bibb Company and Dan River Inc., CEO/president of Perfect Industries and executive with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, in addition to leading his own consulting firm. Shelly Hammer, raised in a real estate family in Michigan that owned a golf course, has a marketing degree from Michigan State University and brings keen insight into golfing communities and other luxury properties. She is a member of the Women’s Council of REALTORS® and is active in the Woman’s Club of Stuart.

To learn more about Engel & Vőlkers Stuart, visit https://stuart.evrealestate.com.

Engel & Vőlkers® is one of the world’s leading service companies specializing in the brokerage of premium residential property, commercial real estate, yachts and aircraft. Based in Hamburg, Germany, it operates in more than 30 countries on five continents. Its Florida business is based in Naples.

 

Treasure Coast Business is a news service and magazine published in print, via e-newsletter and online at tcbusiness.com by Indian River Media Group. For more information or to report news email [email protected]

 

Jul. 20, 2022|

Renovated historic building marks milestone as Enrichment Center

The historic Golden Gate Building fully restored and operating as House of Hope’s Golden Gate Center for Enrichment.
Credit: Tara Jacobs
 

STUART – This August a community milestone was reached, it has been a year since the long-awaited opening of House of Hope’s Golden Gate Center for Enrichment, the distinct two-story historic building at the […]

Sep. 7, 2018|