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Designated as the Sailfish Capital of the World, Stuart can found just north of Tequesta, in Martin County. With plenty of opportunities to boat and fish, Stuart is bordered by the shimmering Atlantic Ocean, St. Lucie River, and the Intracoastal Waterway. A cultural paradise, Stuart's Historic Downtown District is home to authentic Florida architecture, galleries, a museum, and a variety of boutiques and outdoor cafes.

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The Equine Rescue and Adoption Foundation (ERAF) invites you to join the 3rd Annual Country Festival presented by Infiniti Stuart.

The festival will feature fun for the whole family including pony rides, barn tours, trick-or-treating, live music by the Samantha Russel Band, a dance demonstration by the Cactus Moon Dance Club, and food made by the Martin County Sherriff’s Office Grill Team. Food is courtesy of Corner Café Tequesta, and beer is provided by Hop Life Brewing Company.

Entry is $3 a person, and all proceeds benefit the rescue horses of Equine Rescue & Adoption Foundation.

The festival will take place on Sunday, October 21st 12-4pm at 6400 SW Martin Hwy in Palm City, Florida.

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Pictured: Shannon Discount & Capt. Michael O'Conner of Boatsitters

Offshore, football-sized blackfin tuna have been pretty easy to get ahold of in about 200-400’ of water. You can use small daisy chains or troll with feathers, but quite a few have been caught trolling with small-skirted bonita strips as well. We had a lot of success with neon green and white skirts this week, but colors are a game that changes by the minute, so try a few different ones and switch the rest out as you go if your target fish is tending to a particular color. Dolphin have been in the same areas as blackfin, and wahoo have been non-existent. On the first cold front that rolls through, we’ll have our local favorite Junkanoo Lures ready. Regardless of our lack of cold

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Years ago, only larger sailboats, trawlers, and yachts crossed from Florida to the Bahamas, but with modern technology and engineering, center consoles as small as 25-30 feet have been making the trip with ease.

Between Florida and the Bahamas lies the reason behind Florida’s world-class fishing- the Gulf Stream. This warm and powerful current rushes from south to north, and while crossing the open ocean can be daunting to a newcomer, it’s entirely possible with the right amount of preparation and research. Here are a few considerations when attempting to make a safe crossing.

Proper Equipment

Regardless of the current weather, the boat should be large enough and built well enough to safely travel over open ocean when the wind and seas aren’t

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Boat show season in South Florida begins with the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) in October, and ends with the Palm Beach Boat Show in March. Here are the dates for the 2018/2019 boat show season in South Florida.

 

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

October 31 – November 4, 2018

801 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

 

Stuart Boat Show

January 11th – January 13th, 2019

54-290 NW Dixie HWY, Stuart, FL 34994

 

Miami International Boat Show

Februrary 14th – February 18th, 2019

3501 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149

 

Palm Beach International Boat Show

March 28th – March 31st, 2019

101 S Flagler Dr, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

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The Downtown Stuart Craft Festival will be held over the weekend of October 20-21 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day.

Downtown Stuart is the perfect place for such a festival, as it is filled with historic areas and new areas, with lots of art both on the streets and in galleries, as well as more than 70 shops, restaurants and boutiques. The quaint downtown area is a unique place for visitors and locals alike to enjoy a small town vibe combined with features of a big city. 

The Craft Festival will showcase photography, paintings, sculptures, jewelry and much more from both local and traveling artists.

Mark your calendar for this event and discover the beauty of Stuart and its art!

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Grouper caught on a dead sardine bottom fishing for snapper, Photo Courtesy of Reel Intense Fishing

With the mullet run being the highlight of the past couple of weeks, most fishing has been geared toward snook, large tarpon, and amberjack chasing schools through inlets, inshore, on the beach, and at the Juno Pier. Your trustiest bait is live mullet itself, which can be found during low light periods of the day away from boat traffic. If you’re looking for a little more fun in exchange for less reliability, using top water plugs creates some exciting action as snook will strike these much harder, sometimes becoming airborne exploding on the surface.

Reef anglers should be catching some kingfish and snapper this time of year, but this week has

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According to U.S. News, Florida residents can breathe easy knowing they live in the state with the best natural environment in the nation, placing number one overall for drinking water quality, urban air quality, and low pollution health risk.

The World Health Organization states that air pollution is a major environmental health risk, and by living in areas with high air quality, people can reduce the burden of disease from stroke, heart disease, lung cancer, chronic and acute respiratory diseases, and even dementia.

While the sunshine state may be best known for gorgeous beaches, oranges, and Hawaiian-shirted retirees, Florida also leads the country with lowest air and water pollutants. With the sea breeze sweeping over mostly flat terrain in

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There are quite a few restaurants in Martin County that have a "kids eat free" special on certain nights. From grilled cheese sandwiches and burgers to pizza and crab cake sliders, there's a menu item for your kid and somewhere to take them for free, every night of the week.

Sunday

Maya's Grill

Kids' Menu: Hamburgers, chicken fingers, tacos, enchiladas, nachos, and burritos. 

Kids Eat Free Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Address: 3099 S.W. Martin Downs Boulevard, Palm City. 772-221-10093

Monday

Sonny's BBQ

Kids' Menu: Barbecue sandwiches, salad bar, burgers, ribs, mac and cheese, grilled cheese, and hot dogs. 

Kids Eat Free Hours: 11 a.m.–9 p.m. Address: 1961 U.S.1, Stuart. 772-283-4150.

Tuesday

DeLITEful Kitchen

Kids'

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6th Street in Downtown Stuart is a road where two awesome beer and music venues reside- the Crafted Keg and Terra Fermata. The two popular spots have teamed up to create "6th Street Rocktoberfest" which will be an evening of beer, music and fun starting at 2 p.m. on October 13th and ending at 2 a.m. on October 14th.

This is going to be the Treasure Coast's biggest Oktoberfest of all and it's suitable for the whole family, including pets. The party kicks off with a four-hour beerfest, eight hours of live music from 14 different bands and DJs, food trucks, vendors, games and much more. Expect local brews from Hop Life, Side Door, Sailfish, Southern Tier Brewing Co. and so on.

6th Street will be totally closed off from all traffic so the community

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Over the past couple months, the city of Stuart has been working on upgrading its historic downtown district. The project is now complete, and Stuart is ready to celebrate with a bash happening 3 weeks from today.

The "Historic Downtown Stuart Street Party" will kick-off at 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 11th with a ribbon cutting by the Chamber of Commerce. At 5:30 there will be a reception, followed by two popular bands: the Bryce Allyn band perfroming at 7 followed by Passafire at 8:30. Meanwhile, guests can stroll through the streets of downtown and check out some cool new features.

Downtown Stuart has more than 50 unique locally-owned shops, restaurants and art galleries in a charming old Florida atmosphere on the waterfront. The city

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