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Nonprofit in dire situation after flooding
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY - Palm City based-nonprofit children's counseling center Tykes and Tykes has suffered devastating flood damage as a result of Tropical Storm Isaac. The agency, which provides counseling for children and teens coping with domestic violence, sexual abuse, depression, substance abuse and more, is in need of donation...
Store relocates, expands
For Hometown News STUART - Riverfront Kayaks has relocated, expanded and is now Riverfront Kayaks/Tri-Athletica Sports. The name change signifies a new kayaking and triathlon adventure company, is offering products and supplies for kayak, running, swimming, cycling and adventure enthusiasts in Stuart. "Combining the equipment you need for these...
Center receives donation to complete landscaping project
For Hometown News PALM CITY - When the Samaritan Center for young boys and families began construction on its new school, set to open in the fall, they never expected a landscaping crisis would lead to a new partnership. For any new construction project in Martin County, a landscaping element is required. With ongoing construction efforts and r...
Center offers women's exams, services
For Hometown News JENSEN BEACH - Women's Health Specialists, the name trusted by thousands of women on the Treasure Coast for wellness, has become the only CoolSculpting certified practice for Martin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee counties. The certification assures women and men that the specialists at the JeuneNu Aesthetic Center at Women's Health...
Swim team takes first place
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - After a busy summer of practice and swim meets, the YMCA of the Treasure Coast's Wahoos swim team competed in a championship swim meet and took first place. The Wahoos are part of the South Florida Recreational Swim League and have been competing throughout South Florida since 1994. This is their fourth year s...
Multi-sensory room to assist individuals with disabilities
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY - Advocates for the Rights of the Challenged (ARC) of Martin County recently completed construction of a state-of-the-art multisensory room used to stimulate or relax children with special needs through the use of touch, sound, vibration, color and light. ARC's multisensory room is unique to the area, and staff wi...
Pregnant women urged to protect against virus
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - Women's Health Specialists is urging women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant to take extra vigilance in protecting themselves from the West Nile virus during the current national outbreak of the virus. Preventive measures are recommended during mosquito season or any time there is a West Nile virus o...
Symposium on HIV, AIDS to be held Sept. 14
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY - The Martin County Health Department, in partnership with Indiantown Community Outreach, will present a symposium on HIV/AIDS, on Sept. 14 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Treasure Coast Hospice in Stuart. The seminar will cover information related to the latest research on the virus as well as case management and ...
Richard Allen Cone Sr. Richard Allen Cone Sr., 59, of Hobe Sound, died Aug. 26, 2012. Arrangements by Treasure Coast Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory. Leroy 'Art' Couch Leroy "Art" Couch, 82, of Stuart, died Aug. 22, 2012. Arrangements by All County Funeral Home & Crematory. Armand Deslauriers Armand Deslauriers, 89, of Palm City, died...
Participation in hunger program taking place Sept. 10-14
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY - Members of the Martin County Hunger Free Coalition will be participating in a "SNAP Challenge" during the week of Sept. 10-14 as part of national Hunger Action Month. The Coalition consists of executive directors and senior staff from nonprofits organizations like the Boys & Girls Clubs, United Way, Salvation A...
Nonprofit eliminates waiting list at child-care center
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY - Gertrude Walden Childcare Center, a United Way-funded agency in East Stuart, has had a waiting list for enrollment for the past five years, but not this school year, thanks to a one-time grant of $17,000 from the United Way of Martin County Foundation. "Investing in affordable, quality child-care services such ...
Tips to prevent backpack pain
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - There are ways to prevent children from developing an injury due to an overloaded backpack. As children head back to school, it is important to make sure they are properly carrying their school supplies in order to prevent muscle fatigue and strain. The following tips are recommended to prevent injury: .Use a ...
Motorcycle big prize at golf tournament
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - Planning for the fifth annual charity golf tournament to benefit Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services is in full swing. The tournament is scheduled for Oct. 13 at the Club Med Sandpiper Bay Golf Club in Port St. Lucie. Registration, including a continental breakfast, will begin at 7:45 a.m. followed by a shotgun...
Health officials warn against mosquito-borne diseases
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - Due to recent floodwaters, Florida Department of Health officials are emphasizing the importance of residents and visitors protecting themselves against mosquito-borne diseases. To prevent mosquitoes from living and multiplying around homes or businesses: .Drain water from garbage cans, buckets, pool covers, c...
Safety check list prepared for seniors
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - Older adults may be among the most vulnerable victims when hurricanes strike. That's why Home Instead Senior Care has issued a disaster safety preparation checklist to help prepare seniors for the possibility of weather emergencies. "We know that a disaster can be deadly for some seniors because of physical an...
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...
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 ...

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