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Technical career training offered at college
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - The move toward making medical records and information more accessible through computerized record-keeping means future career opportunities for those familiar with both fields. Indian River State College is offering online training in this emerging career discipline through the HITECH Workforce program. Open ...
Nonprofit receives $2,000 grant to fight hunger
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY - Artists for a Cause was awarded a $2,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation and local store Walmart No. 1087. The grant will be used to host the nonprofit's annual Dance for Food event, which has raised more than 6,000 meals for families in Martin, St. Lucie and Palm Beach counties. This year, Artists for a Caus...
Susan Commerford-Morris Susan Commerford-Morris, 67, of Palm City, died July 3, 2012. Arrangements by Treasure Coast Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory. Dennis R. Conner Dennis R. Conner, 88, of Palm City, died July 6, 2012. Arrangements by Forest Hills Funeral Home. Margaret E. Darress Margaret E. Darress, 93, of Vero Beach, died July 3...
Fundraiser slated for October
For Hometown News STUART - Carl Fischer and the team at Carl's Buick-GMC is once again the presenting hope sponsor for the 2012 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk slated for Oct. 20 at Memorial Park in Stuart. Mr. Fischer presented Anne Elliot, event chairwoman, with a $10,000 contribution. "We are so very grateful to Carl's Buick-GMC wh...
School supply drive now underway
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY - The 2012 school supply drive for Martin County's children and teens, coordinated by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County, is now underway. The drive runs through Aug. 3 and school supplies must be new. Requested supplies include: pens, pencils, pencil boxes, glue sticks, markers, scissors, erasers, crayons, ...
Luncheon to benefit local hospice
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - The Founding Friends of Treasure Coast Hospice are spending the summer planning the 18th annual butterfly luncheon to be held at Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club on Jan. 28, 2013. The theme will be "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend." This popular event is usually a sellout and features lunch, a large silent...
Nonprofit receives grant
For Hometown news TREASURE COAST - Children's Home Society of Florida, Treasure Coast Division, has received a $15,000 grant from the Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers. The grant will provide individualized educational opportunities to cover tuition and costs for a broad range of certified programs and driving school for disadvantaged youth who...
Agency seeking proposals for grant projects
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - Forms and instructions for 2013 grant programs for the Florida chapter of the March of Dimes are available at marchofdimes.com/florida. There are two application processes for the 2013 grant program, which support projects that safeguard babies' health. For projects of $3,000 or less, applicants should use the...
College accepting nursing applications
For Hometown news TREASURE COAST - Indian River State College is accepting applications for its nursing assistant program, which offers preparation for a job as a nursing assistant in seven weeks. Students attend class 20 hours per week with convenient day or night classes. The program begins Aug. 23 and is offered at the Mueller Campus in Vero...
Sports physicals should include heart exams
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - Every year millions of students participate in interscholastic athletics, and getting a sports physical is a mandated rite of passage. Rather than viewing the physical as an inconvenience, ultimately it may save a child's life. Updated statistics show sudden cardiac death among school-age athletes is more prev...
Protection yourself, family from mosquitos
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - With predictions of an active mosquito season by health departments nationwide, Daniel A. Rukeyser of the Vital Wellness Center, urges residents to take safety measures against mosquito borne diseases. The clinics are located in Stuart and Fort Pierce. "Both the outdoor season and mosquito season are in full swi...
Martin County Clubs & Classes
Clubs and organizations .A+ Friendship Group: Nondenominational group for age 50 and older, meets Mondays and Fridays, (except holidays), from 6:30-9 p.m. for cards and games. Snacks are provided, with a $1 donation accepted. Meeting place is at the Vince Bocchino Community Center at Langford Park, 2369 N.E. Dixie Highway, Jensen Beach. For more ...
Martin County Community News
Group accepting membership The Stuart Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol is accepting memberships from men and women ages 12 to 21, who are interested in volunteer work. Attendees will learn teamwork and leadership skills. Meetings are held every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Martin County Sheriff's Office aviation hangar at Witham Field, in...

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