Posts Tagged ‘Stuart’

Clydesdale Horses coming to the Treasure Coast.

March 1, 2015

Clydesdale Horses & Eagle Lands in Stuart!

There will be several opportunities to see the Budweiser Clydesdales on the Treasure Coast starting next week and continuing through March 9.

While the famous horses featured in Budweiser commercials are booked for 10 days at the St. Lucie County Fair, they also will be making other appearances across the Treasure Coast, including for the first time in Stuart and Vero Beach. “They’re coming here for the 50th anniversary of the fair and since they’ll be here for a while we thought we’d put them out in other areas too,” said Southern Eagle Ambassador Tommy Padrick.The Fort Pierce-based beer distributor worked with the Anheuser-Busch Brewing Company to bring the horses back to the fair, which starts Friday and continues through March 8.

St. Lucie County Fair Manager Jeanne Keaton said in the last 14 years, the Clydesdales have come “probably six or seven times.” “They’re very well-schooled, very well trained horses. It’s fascinating to see them maneuver,” Keaton said.

Anheuser-Busch created the iconic eight-horse team of Clydesdales pulling their brewery wagon in 1933 to celebrate the repeal of Prohibition.

“They’re big beautiful horses that are going to be walking around downtown Stuart,” said Bill Moore, owner of Kilwin’s and Stuart Coffee Company. “I’ve never seen a horse walking the streets of downtown Stuart and we’ve been there 15 years now. It’s just so different and unique and will be fun for visitors to see.”

The Clydesdales’ visit will coincide with the unveiling of the latest installment to the city’s Art in Public Places program, a bronze eagle sculpture sponsored by Southern Eagle President Philip Busch, said Jim Chrulski, the city’s legislative and economics strategy manager.

The horses will go to Vero Beach March 1. They’ll start at Riverside Park and head east on Beachland Boulevard to Ocean Drive.

They will visit Archie’s Seabreeze and other Fort Pierce spots March 5.

Padrick said the horses will have police escorts during all their visits. No roads will be closed but it will be a “slow going photo opportunity,” he said.

The horses travel with three 50-foot semis. Two carry the horses, the third transports a red, white and gold beer wagon and other equipment.

“People love the Budweiser Clydesdale horses,” Padrick said. “They just look forward to it every time we can bring them down here.”

The Budweiser Clydesdales will be at the 50th annual St. Lucie County Fair Feb. 27 to March 8 but will also make other appearances:


Deep Six dive oppourtunity for this next couple weekends.

April 30, 2012

May 2, 9:30 AM Hump Day Dive in Palm Beach Join us for stress-relief on a two-tank drift dive on the charter boat “Deep Obsession.” Depths range from 45-60 feet along some of the finest reefs in Florida! Sign up at Deep Six Dive & Watersports in Vero Beach or call Gaylin for more details, 772-562-2883
Free Scuba Lesson! May 11th, 5 PM Age 10 to Adult! Have you been wondering what it’s like to breathe underwater? A PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience is a great way to find out what scuba diving is really like before you take the full scuba certification course. A scuba instructor will spend a little time with you to explain the basic principles of scuba diving and give you an overview of your scuba gear, which is supplied by Deep Six. Once you feel comfortable, your instructor will take you in the pool for an hour or two to help you learn basic scuba skills. Then, if you like, you can go with your instructor for a short discovery dive up to 40 feet. The skills you learn during your Discover Scuba Diving experience may be credited toward the full PADI Open Water Diver certification.

Advanced Scuba Class May 12-13 Five Dives, One Weekend, No Test, Done Deal! $280 Add Nitrox cert for only $100 Contact Gaylin at the Vero store for details, 772-562-2883

For more info on any dive or training contact Deep Six Dive & Watersports in Vero Beach or call Gaylin for more details, 772-562-2883.

If you own your own business and use or are thinking about using Quickbooks this may interest you.

February 8, 2012
Learn @ Lunch QuickBooks Workshop …
12:00 pm-1:00 pm February 15, 2012
 Join us for a 1 hour free QuickBooks Workshop.
 Topic: Setting up, Tracking and Paying Sales Tax
Hosted by: Seacoast National Bank, Gatlin Blvd
Presented by: Roth’s Bookkeeping
Location: Seacoast National Bank, 9698 S US 1, Port St Lucie, FL 34952
(Located on the northeast corner of US 1 and Tiffany Avenue)
 Seating is limited. Make your reservation today. 772-464-0062
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Sailfish Season Anticipation Builds

December 29, 2011
Sailfish Season Anticipation Builds
On Friday, Treasure Coast Palm Outdoor Editor, Ed Killer, raised the question as to whether this sailfish tournament season would be one worthy of the Stuart area’s reputation as the Sailfish Capital of the World. Ed’s family has deep roots in the fishing industry in this area, and he did a great job summarizing the history of sailfishing here. Here’s the article.

As Ed pointed out, sailfishing fisheries have emerged in destinations like Costa Rica, Guatemala, Panama and Mexico that challenged Southeast Florida for the title of “Sailfish Capital of the World.” But over the past decade, especially over the past two winters, Southeast Florida’s fishery has outshined most others. We’re 95 percent sure that the fishery ranks among the healthiest in the world, thanks to sound management and a conscientious community dedicated to releasing this valuable species alive while we learn more about their basic biological needs and migration routes. Plus, you can’t quite beat the range of accommodations and other activities that you find in Southeast Florida.

As Ed said, “When it comes to catching sailfish in December and January, there may be no better place in the world to do it than right here.”

Just check out the historic numbers at the end of his story. Other catch records, including the West Palm Beach Fishing Club’s Silver Sailfsih Derby records, which date back to 1962, strongly support the notion that the fishery is healthier than it’s ever been since it was pioneered.



When: Jan. 3-7, 2012

Years: 32

Marina: Pelican Yacht Club, 1400 Seaway Dr., Fort Pierce

Format: Amateur


Phone: 772-464-1734


When: Jan. 19-22, 2012

Years: 31

Marina: Sailfish Point Yacht Club and Marina, Sailfish Point

Format: Amateur


Phone: 772-225-1700

Stuart Air Show This weekend, November 12 and 13.

November 10, 2011

Stuart Air Show November 12 and 13

Hours: Gates open from 9 am to 5 pm, acrobatic performances from 1 to 4:30 pm

Military museum taking over Stuart air show

STUART — The Road to Victory Military Museum is assuming command of the annual airshow at Witham Field.

The museum has taken over as lead sponsor of the popular two-day event from the Visiting Nurse Association of Florida, which presented the airshow for the past 10 years.

The airshow will go on as planned on Nov. 13 and 14, featuring military aircraft and spectacular mid-air demonstrations, Michael Roberts, the museum president, said Monday.

“It’s a perfect fit for the museum,” Roberts said. “There are several other air shows in the country that are being run by military museums.”

VNA Chief Executive Officer Don Crow has made the transition easy by providing expertise, documents and $40,000 in proceeds from the 2009 show that were earmarked for the 2010 show, Roberts said.

“Their mission and service to veterans is a perfect match for the air show,” Crow said. “We are very excited about their involvement and handing the torch over.”

The VNA “has achieved its goal of making the Air Show a self-sustaining entity,” according to a news release on the association’s website. “Over the last 10 years, the show has grown from 12,000 in attendance to over 60,000 and the largest event on the Treasure Coast.”

The VNA will continue to be among the show’s sponsors, the news release states.

“As a result of their hard work and dedication, the Stuart Air Show has been recognized as one of the best shows in the country,” Airport Director Mike Moon said. “We are extremely grateful for their support, partnership and creativity and now, for the opportunity to ‘pass the baton’ to another worthy nonprofit organization.”

The main difference in this year’s show will be the addition of a re-enactment of a World War II battle before the airshow. It will feature people dressed as U.S. and German soldiers, Roberts said.

“The air portion of the show is pretty locked in, the planes that are coming,” Roberts said. “But we want to do some stuff on the ground to get people to come out early and see weapons demonstrations. I’m working with the U.S. Army on bringing in some ground assets also.

“The World War II re-enactment is a big thing. We have an area where we’re planning on doing a battle that people can watch from the bleachers. You’ll see the armor coming in and firing the main guns. We have explosions going off. The battles that we do, I think they’re pretty impressive.”

The airshow brings visitors to Stuart from throughout the Treasure Coast as well as other parts of Florida, Roberts said.

This year the Stuart Air Show is being done in conjunction with the 8th Air Force Veterans Association’s reunion for World War II fliers, Roberts said.

“I think that it’s great to have these guys who flew in World War II come into Stuart,” Roberts said. “I knew they wanted to do a reunion. We want to have guys like that at the show. We said, ‘Hey, you have (the reunion) on the weekend we’re doing the air show, you’ll be invited to the show.’ They’re going to be invited guests.”

The museum will become the beneficiary of the money left over from the 2010 show that is not set aside for the 2011 show, Roberts said. The museum anticipates running the airshow for the foreseeable future.

“There are a lot of people out there that love air shows,” Roberts said. “Unfortunately, there are more and more air shows that are being canceled because of cost. I think it’s very important that we keep that stuff alive, that people see manned military aircraft and what our military does.”

Kids Entertainment
For the kids there is the kids zone with:

  • Rides
  • A climbing wall
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Miniature Golf
  • Pony Rides
  • An exhibit by NASA
  • More Air Show Acts

The Amber Leigh Band will appear at the Stuart Air Show Dirty Flight Suit Party on November 11. Wear your cowboy boots and kick up the dust to the sounds of country fiddling with a Celtic Twist. Tickets are on sale at

WHAT: A 2-day weekend event featuring aircraft and military equipment displays, children’s rides and activities and vendor/community booths. Celebrate Veteran’s Day and honor our military by seeing and appreciating their accomplishments. Educate yourself and your family about our history. It’s education and entertainment for the whole family!
WHEN: Friday, November 11, Dirty Flight Suit Party, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13, 2011. Gates open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., aerobatic performances from 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Witham Field in Stuart, FL
WHY: Proceeds will benefit the Road to Victory Military Museum and other local organizations.

Celebrate Halloween with Wine tasting this Weekend.

October 28, 2011
Total Wines
FREE Weekly Wine Tasting
October 28-30

Featured Theme: Celebrate Halloween

Armida Zinfandel Poizin
Finca Sobreno Toro Crianza
Flichman Malbec Misterio
Vicious Petite Sirah Lodi
Come for a free tasting of these wines along with additional selections, as chosen by the Wine Manager at your local store.

Coupons available for tasting selections



Fri. October 28
Sat. October 29
Sun. October 30




Vista Plaza
2550 NW Federal Highway
Stuart, FL


The Natural Treasures of Martin County

September 26, 2011
The Natural Treasures of Martin County
By Kevin Mims

We’ve all heard the alluring tales of Spanish escudos and pieces-of-eight being pulled up from the shallow waters all along Florida’s Treasure Coast, spilled from the wrecks of galleons long ago.

It’s true, this area is a gold mine – literally – and people today still find the occasional coin and other riches while hunting along the beach.

But not all treasure comes in the form of silver and gold. In Martin County, you’ll find a vast array of natural activities to be had – perfect for a spring or summer getaway.

Turtle Walks and Nature Talks

Each year, thousands of sea turtles come ashore at Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge, where the pristine beach and low light provide a safe haven during the nesting season. Starting in May and running until mid-July, nighttime sea turtle walks are conducted by guides from the Hobe Sound Nature Center, a non-profit organization located on the Hobe Sound National Wildlife property.

At Barley Barber Swamp, guided tours offer visitors a look into an old-growth cypress ecosystem that’s perfect for wildlife watching, photography and birding. This naturalist’s dream also showcases one of the largest Bald Cypress trees in the southeastern United States – it’s estimated between 700 and 1,000 years old and measures a jaw-dropping 88 feet in height and 33 feet around. Tours are free, but require registration.

Each year, thousands of sea turtles come ashore at Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge, where the pristine beach and lack of light provides a safe haven during the nesting season.

 Get a look into a coastal ecosystem at the Florida Oceanographic Society’s 57-acre nature center on Hutchinson Island. Take a walk through a coastal hardwood hammock or mangrove swamp on the center’s nature trails (guided tours are available, too) or check out the 750,000-gallon lagoon (where educational programs about stingray, sea turtle and other wildlife are held daily.)

Snorkeling and Sailing

Grab your mask and fins and head to the newly restored Bathtub Reef Beach – a unique, shallow lagoon edged with a living reef is just steps from the sand.

It’s the perfect place for both new and seasoned snorkelers alike, where in minutes you’ll be floating above the rocky reef. Great water clarity gives the opportunity to see plenty of tropical fish and other marine life.

Sail the seas aboard the Lily, a traditional wooden sailboat on your choice of three tours that last about two hours. The Lily is available for private charters, and can accommodate up to 42 people. Tours depart from the Stuart Riverwalk Pier. Use the rest of your day to explore the shops, restaurants, and cultural attractions in historic downtown Stuart.

Stay a While

Believe me, one day in Martin County isn’t enough – take some time and plan a weekend visit (or longer, if so inclined). There’s plenty of resort-style hotels, quaint cottages and cozy campsites with spring and summer specials. Stay near downtown Stuart, and you’ll catch live music during the Riverwalk Jazz Series and the Rockin’ Riverwalk Series through May, and don’t miss the Stuart Green Market that takes place every Sunday morning at City Hall.

Tonite is time for your Beer class – go back to class

September 8, 2011

Treasure Coast To Do

Tonite is time for your Beer class – go back to class
Beer Class
Beer 101: Get Your Suds On

This is what you didn’t learn about beer while in school. We’ll cover some interesting, good-to-know beer basics while tasting some not-so-basic beers. You tasted those beers back in school; now it is time to get your suds on!
Class includes beer selections, tasting sheets, take home educational materials, and discounts on the beer presented in class. $15 per class. Class size limited to 30 people.

Jensen Beach/Stuart Thu. September 8

Please call store for reservation, 772-692-1530  See More

Pirates could be the ticket to family fun in Stuart this weekend.

September 8, 2011
Looking for fun this weekend in Stuart.
Pirate Festival to turn Downtown Stuart into family-friendly party
By Cathy Reeder
Historic Downtown Stuart will be awash in pirates this weekend, but they be friendly ones, ready to party with landlubbers after an apparently good season of plundering our famed Treasure Coast.

The 4th Annual Treasure Coast Pirate Fest runs Sept. 9 through Sept. 11, filling downtown with family-friendly activities: costume contests, rides, games, arts and crafts and food vendors, a family treasure hunt, live mermaids, pirate bands (musical and roving), and Blackbeard’s pirate ship at City Hall dock. The Pirate’s Ball, 7 to 11 p.m. Sept. 9, will finish off the first day of events.

New this year is a pirate encampment behind the Stuart Feed Store, where gnarly looking historians provide an authentic look at pirate life. They’ll sport real firing cannon and black powder weapons. This is the actual site where infamous Treasure Coast pirate Don Pedro Gilbert (of Gilbert’s Bar fame) and his crew once came ashore and created havoc in the early 1800s.

New for adults is the Tortuga Pub Crawl, with 11 participating restaurants and vendors.

Total Wine & More FREE Weekly Wine Tasting

August 19, 2011

Total Wine & More

FREE Weekly Wine Tasting
Selections from Chile

Stop in on Fri Aug 19th, Sat Aug 20th, Sun Aug 21

Wine from Chile can be some of the finest around — and it can be affordable for anyone’s budget!

Come for a free tasting of these wines along with additional selections, as chosen by the Wine Manager at your local store. Coupons available for tasting selections.

Featured Wines
Anakena Ona White
Chateau Los Boldos Cabernet Momentos
Porta Sauvignon Blanc
Veranda Pinot Noir