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      2018 Summer Strings                                plays in various chamber groups, and also with the Lee   but may not be able to attend all sessions and will need to notify
                                                         Oskar & Friends Blues Orchestra. Robbins came to Jensen
                                                                                                           Robbins of the dates students will be present. Registration is
      Program For Treasure Coast                         Beach in 1950.                                    available at tcys@treasurecoastyouthsymphony.com.
      Youth Symphony                                       Students interested in music programs will audition in     In addition, students working on audition programs will
                                                                                                           eventually follow up on The Summer Strings Program as a
                                                         various performances on July 16, 23 and 30, plus August 6
                                                         and 13. The rehearsal programs are 6 to 8 p.m. at the Grace   project of the Treasure Coast Youth Symphony. There is no
        It’s that time of year when the Treasure Coast Youth   Presbyterian Church at 1375 N.W. Britt Road.   charge for this program and performers do not have to be a
      Symphony supports local student musicians for intermediate     Robbins offers palliative music to the Treasure Coast and   member of the Treasure Coast Youth Symphony.
      and advanced string players for high school and middle school   is certified in clinical music for dementia patients. She is     Treasure Coast Youth Symphony conductors are: string
      programs. This is the 30th year celebrating performances from   currently free-lancing, playing cello in orchestra, opera and   audition, Dr. John Enyart; wind audition and percussion
      classical to popular Beatles music and more. Students entering   ballet companies in Florida. She has been a nominee for the   audition, Thomas Servinsky; and local conductor, Benjamin
      the music audition program are asked to expand and enhance   Martin County Arts Council mARTies Award and is a three-  Enyart. The Treasure Coast Youth Symphony is composed of
      technical and artistic skills.                     year recipient of grants awarded by the Women Supporting   the most talented young musicians selected by annual audition
        The Summer Strings Program Director Jackie Robbins   the Arts organization. Robbins coaches and teaches individual   from Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, and northern Palm
      is  an  accomplished  free-lance  cellist,  who  has had  a   and group cellists at various sites for studying the music and   Beach counties in Florida. The orchestra performs standard
      diverse musical career, ranging from Oberlin College to the   is an active mentor for the Treasure Coast Youth Symphony.   and classical literature, as well as modern transcriptions of
      Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. She teaches cello privately,     Students are encouraged to register for all audition sessions,   Broadway scores.



      Martin County Healthy Start Celebrates from page 1  that have helped to make the outreach center such a success.
                                                         She spoke about the services that have helped more than 1,500
        Additionally, the Prenatal                       women in Martin County access prenatal care. Their diaper
      Outreach Center expanded                           pantry gives out nearly 10,000 diapers a month and has been an
      to Indiantown. The number                          invaluable service for mothers.
      of pregnant women entering                           Outgoing Board President Dr. Teena White was recognized
      prenatal care in the first                         for her years of service to the organization since 2010. Jason
      trimester has increased to                         Berger will succeed White as board president. Ten-year
      73 percent from 56.9 percent                       anniversary awards were given to staff members: Ellie Duell,
      since the outreach center’s                        Jennifer Furtwangler, Elaine Gable and Lisa Kieffer.
      inception. In recent months,                         Every year the executive director and board of directors choose
      97 percent of pregnant                             a Healthy Start Hero. The Healthy Start Hero Award was given to
      women and 100 percent of                           Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart, for his actions that kept
      newborns were screened for  Dr. Brian Moriarty and Tiffany   funding in place for the organization statewide. Holly Demers,
      risk factors that could lead  Parish               his legislative assistant, accepted the award on his behalf.   Shamus  Gordon,  executive  director,  Father  and  Child
      to poor birth outcomes like                          Samantha and Sarah both praised Martin County’s Healthy   Resource Center; Randy Pennington, incoming board
      premature birth, low birth weight, and infant mortality. In Martin   Start Coalition for truly operating like a coalition. It takes a   member; Dr. Teena White, immediate-past board president;
      County, out of 1,260 babies born, more than 1,000 mothers and   dedicated community to make a coalition run, and they said this   and Samantha Suffich, executive director
      more than 600 babies received Healthy Start services.   community has been an integral part in improving maternal and
        Sarah Gosney, the first director of Healthy Start, a position   child health in Martin County.
      she held for 13 years, reminisced about the early years of the
      organization. She explained how each coalition provides services
      specifically for their area. As a result, she developed the Father
      and Child Resource Center.
        Lisa Kieffer, manager of the Betty Moore Prenatal Outreach
      Center since its beginning in 2007, thanked community partners









                                                                                                           Shaun Kelly, Samantha Suffich, executive director of Healthy
                                                         Rebekah Chastain, Dr. Jennifer Howell, Dillie Nerios and   Start and Holly Demers, legislative assistant to Senator Joe
                                                         Ruby Aguirre                                      Negron










      Sarah Gosney; Carol Hodnett; Shamus Gordon, executive
      director,  Father  and Child  Resource  Center;  and  City
      Commissioner Eula Clarke

                                   Photos by Beverly Jones

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