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Nonprofits band together for scavenger hunt
For Hometown News STUART - Six nonprofit organizations are banding together to offer a unique scavenger hunt in Martin County, one that use QR codes and smart phones. The "Smart Phone Family Scavenger Hunt" will be held in Stuart on Sept 8 from 9 a.m. to noon. Clues will be given via quick response codes, two-dimensional barcodes that contain i...
Tips for storm-stressed pets
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - Thunderstorms, hurricanes, windstorms and tornados are not always predictable, making storm phobia a particularly difficult fear to treat in pets. For owners whose pets exhibit these fears, it can be equally distressing. Not only do the pets show signs of nervousness (pacing, panting, chewing and drooling), they...
Basketball coach to make appearance
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY - Billy Donovan, University of Florida head basketball coach, will make a rare appearance on the Treasure Coast for a dinner event to be held 5 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Indian River State College, Treasure Coast public safety training complex at 4600 Kirby Loop Road in Fort Pierce. Hosted by the Treasure Coast Gato...
Grant to benefit mother-baby home visit program
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - The Martin Health Foundation received a $50,000 contribution from the Walmart Foundation to assist with the mother-baby home visitation program at Martin Health System. The grant, which was provided through the Walmart Foundation's state giving program, will assist Martin Health in providing invaluable assista...
Record breaking unclaimed property returns recorded
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - More than $211 million in unclaimed cash and property was returned to Floridians during 2011-12, nearly 12 percent more than the previous fiscal year. Last year, the Bureau of Unclaimed Property approved nearly 300,000 claims to reunite Floridians with their unclaimed property. "During these challenging economi...
American Red Cross launches hurricane app
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - The American Red Cross has launched its official hurricane app, putting lifesaving preparedness and safety information in the hands of people who live in, or who visit, hurricane-prone areas. The app provides instant access to information before, during and after a storm that users can share across their socia...
Graduates take next step into high-tech energy
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY - Bright futures await 23 highly skilled graduates of the Power Plant Technology Institute developed by Indian River State College and Florida Power & Light Company in partnership with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. At the July 31 graduation ceremony, Bob Hughes, FP&L St. Lucie nuclear po...
College taking lead in public service education
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - Through the new National Preparedness Institute, Indian River State College is taking the lead in public service education with up-to-the-minute training and consulting services in the public service sectors of law enforcement, homeland security, fire, emergency management, legal assisting and human services. T...
College, center join forces
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - The Small Business Development Center at Indian River State College and the Treasure Coast Chapter of SCORE have agreed to collaborate in provision of services to enhance business success. The SBDC at IRSC provides workshops, training courses, no-cost business consulting, and customized assistance to help a sm...
New event to benefit animals
For Hometown News PORT SALERNO - The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast will begin a new event series for dogs and their owners called Sips & Wags from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Pirate's Cove Waterfront Tiki Bar, 4307 SE Bayview St. in Stuart. The event will be held on the second Tuesday of every month through December. Admission is $10 per person...
Health fair to be held Sept. 13
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY - The Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce invites residents to discuss, discover and get up to date on the latest in health care at the fourth annual Health & Wellness Show on Sept. 13. The show will feature presentations from industry experts and demonstrations from local vendors. The show will kick off wi...
William Kendall Albert Jr. William Kendall Albert Jr., 72, of Palm City, died July 31. Arrangements by Treasure Coast Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory. Norma Garrity Norma Garrity, 82, of Stuart, died Aug. 7, 2012. Arrangements by All County Funeral Home & Crematory. Ella Bertha Hartley Ella Bertha Hartley, 100, of Jensen Beach, died Aug. 1,...
Kids' drive aims to fill gaps at nonprofit
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY - To make sure House of Hope is well-stocked with peanut butter and jelly, two young volunteers have launched a drive to raise 600 pounds of these food pantry essentials. Anthony Golino, 13, and his 11-year-old sister, Alyssa, launched their PB&J drive on Aug. 1. It will continue through Aug. 31. Anthony and Alys...
Attorney takes first in speaking contest
For Hometown News STUART - Donna E. DeMarchi, a personal injury attorney at Crary Buchanan, won first place in a speech evaluator contest with the Stuart Martin County Chamber Communicators Toastmasters Club. The contest was an evaluation competition, where each contestant was required to give a three- minute evaluation that begins with positiv...
Tournament slated for Sept. 22
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - The second annual golf tournament to raise money for the Austin Erlanger memorial scholarship will be held Sept. 22 at noon at Indian Pines Golf Club. The shotgun scramble tournament will include a practice range prior to the start of the tournament, complimentary water and beer during the tournament, lunch, p...
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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