The Chamber's President's Council and trustees enjoyed a “graze table” breakfast by DeLITEful Kitchen at a mixer at Payson Park. Speakers Larry Kelly and Heather Bender discussed the equestrian industry in Martin County and how residents can foster its growth.
The Community Foundation Martin-St. Lucie honored its founder, Bud Jordan, at an anniversary celebration for the organization held at the Elliott Museum in Stuart. More than 100 area dignitaries, residents, friends and family members gathered to pay tribute to Bud and his wife, Marjie, for their contributions to Martin County's renowned quality of life.
River House Stuart and realtor Stephen P. Ngo hosted the Unofficial Arts Fest Kick-Off Party at the Design and Sales Center. Members of the arts, real estate and professional communities gathered to celebrate another successful Arts Council of Martin County Arts Fest Weekend with a pop-up gallery and DJ.
“On View” showcased the works of South Florida artists Tina Kraft, Rick Eggert, Jane Saull, Nina Davidowitz and Gail McCarthy. Attendees viewed the exhibition curated by Roni Rottner and Jane Kiehart with the artists competing in different mediums.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Martin County welcomed American Vietnam War veteran and former heart surgeon, Toby Cosgrove, M.D., as the keynote speaker for the 2019 Distinguished Speaker Series Luncheon. The former CEO and president of Cleveland Clinic spoke to guests during a reception at Sailfish Point Country Club.
Guests enjoyed a Caribbean-style evening of food and dancing to the music of renowned Beach Boys tribute band, Good Vibrations, at Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club. The event raised more than $116,000 to benefit youth and family.
Supporters attended the Catch the Wave of Hope Luncheon at Kyle G's Prime & Seafood, which featured two guest speakers who spoke about their experiences with human trafficking. The luncheon raised nearly $16,000 that will help build a home for trafficked girls in Martin County.
The popular annual Polo Classic benefiting Molly's House returned to the Port Mayaca Polo Club. Guests enjoyed a day of competition and fun, including a polo clinic, the best hat contest, a dressage presentation, a special VIP party, a car show and the traditional halftime Champagne divot stomp.
Infiniti Stuart got the Elliott Museum's 23rd annual Classics at the Beach Car Show off to a start with a pre-show at its showroom. Exhibitors and friends of the Elliott enjoyed an evening of wining, dining and live music. The event was set against an impressive display of vintage automobiles.
Locals attended an informative and engaging talk by Robert Putnam, a proponent of civic engagement and advisor to world leaders on “The Crumbling American Dream and How To Renew It.” The presentation was held at The Rappaport Center at Temple Beit HaYam.
The organization celebrated 19 years of artistic excellence at its gala. The evening kicked off with a cocktail reception before guests headed to the theatre for heartfelt performances and tributes to the non-profit.
The organization presented its 28th annual Jo Covelli Fashion Show and Luncheon “Hats Off for Hibiscus” at Sailfish Point Country Club. Festivities included a Champagne cocktail reception with auction and raffles. Guests enjoyed a gourmet luncheon, fashion show, hat contest and a special musical performance by Daryl Magill and Jessica Santana.
A bounty of locally sourced fresh food combined with the talents and tastes of Healthy Harvest Catering highlighted a farm-to-table brunch at the annual Spring Forward for Hunger event at Kai Kai Farm benefiting Treasure Coast Food Bank. The sold-out crowd enjoyed an array of dishes prepared for the event.
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.
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.
Supporters of the organization helped raise more than $265,000 during this year's Paws and Claws Gala themed “Salty Dogs and Cat-A-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.
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.
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.
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.
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.