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Fair to host beauty pageant
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- The Martin County Fair will host its 54th annual beauty pageant on Feb. 8. All high school students in Martin County from grades nine, 10 and 11 are eligible to enter the contest, which will take place on stage at the fairgrounds at 7 p.m. Registration forms can be printed on line at martincountyfair.com or ca...
Sports agent to speak at benefit
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- Mark Rodgers, who represents baseball stars such as Stuart's Scott Proctor and Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee, will speak at a Jan. 17 event hosted by The Experts. Steve Swann is sponsoring the dinner and Mr. Rodgers' talk titled, "Don't Tell my Mother I am a Sports Agent." "I am going to share unique ...
Nonprofit receives state grant
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- The Stuart-based nonprofit, Artists for a Cause received a $500 grant from the Arts & Cultural Alliance of St. Lucie to help fund A4AC's cultural programs and events. Artists for a Cause is only one of five arts-related organizations to receive funding from the Alliance through its state of the arts opportunit...
Cat care center opens
For Hometown News PALM CITY -- A dedication ceremony on Dec. 16 marked the opening of Judy's Care Center, a medical facility and care center located at Hobe Sound Animal Protection League's headquarters. The new facility will enable visiting veterinarian, Dr. Patricia Reis, to provide basic medical treatment for resident cats, as well as offeri...
Obituaries
Sonya Gordon Jones Sonya Gordon Jones, 88, of Stuart, died Dec. 5, 2012. She was born in Newton, Mass., and lived in Stuart for 24 years. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Robert; two daughters, Kimberleigh and Whitney; two sons, Courtney and Kelley; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements by All County Funeral H...
Sea turtles get special Christmas treatment
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- Even though there is no snow, Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center's resident sea turtles feel like it is a "White Christmas" due to recent cold temperatures in the county. Green sea turtles Turt, Hank and Annabelle spent the Christmas holiday in the warmer "turtle pool" of the 750,000 gallon lagoon. The "turt...
Nonprofits join forces
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast is now an official United Way affiliated agency. United Way's goal is to advance the common good and create lasting changes in Martin County by addressing the underlying causes of community problems. "The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast meets all of the United Way ...
Medical clinic receives donation
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- Stuart's Volunteers in Medicine Clinic now has $100,000 more in its coffers thanks to a donation from the Frances Langford Foundation. The check was presented Dec.11 at the office of the Frances Langford Foundation by attorneys Evans Crary Jr., co-trustee for the foundation and Mike Crary. Mr. Crary serves on ...
Couple donates $100,000 to library foundation
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- Clare and Molly Tyler have donated $100,000 for an endowment for science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs in all branches of the Martin County Library System. In consideration of the endowment, the Teen Zone at the Blake Library will be named in recognition of the Tyler's for the youth of Mart...
Nonprofit dedicates 100th home
For Hometown News PORT SALERNO -- Habitat for Humanity of Martin County will celebrate a tremendous milestone this month: the completion of their 100th home. Through Habitat's efforts, the spirit of community, the pride of home ownership and the rewarding nature of philanthropy have touched the lives of 100 families throughout the county. Habit...
Audubon to host photography contest
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- The Audubon of Martin County is hosting its "Bird's-Eye View" photography contest to provide an opportunity for photographers to showcase Florida's biological diversity via photography. "Our Audubon chapter's goal is to protect and conserve Martin County's natural environment, with a special focus on birds, th...
Kickball leagues forming
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Residents are invited to join an ultra-social kickball league. The league is beginning its winter season on Jan. 31. Games will be held on Thursday evenings for nine weeks at Jensen Beach Elementary school in Jensen Beach. The adult coed kickball league costs $56 to play and includes game T-shirt, kick-off p...
College accepting applications for nursing assistant program
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Indian River State College is accepting applications for nursing assistant classes. Most nursing assistants help with patient care activities such as bathing and feeding. Nursing assistants work under the supervision of nursing or medical staff to provide basic care in hospitals, nursing homes, physicians' of...
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 i...
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 S...

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