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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 ...
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...
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 ...
Breakfast, silent auction raises thousands
For Hometown news MARTIN COUNTY -- The 21st annual holiday breakfast and silent auction hosted by the Hidden Oaks Middle School bands and color guard was a success. More than $15,000 was raised for the band and color guard programs. In addition, more than 1,000 breakfasts were served at the event held Dec. 2. The HOMS cafeteria was transformed...
Center giving away wedding rental
For Hometown news MARTIN COUNTY -- The Charles and Rae Kane Center on Salerno Road in Stuart is hosting the "Great Wedding Rental Giveaway," which will award a free facility rental to an area couple. The winner will be drawn on Valentine's Day 2013. The free rental includes use of the Kane Center's public spaces (a $3,200 value), tables and ch...
Samuel Shrout Samuel Shrout, 58, of Hobe Sound, died Dec. 27, 2012. He was born in Winchester, Ky., and lived in Hobe Sound for 12 years. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Barbara; his mother, Rebecca; a daughter, Katherine; two sons, Samuel and Lucas and six grandchildren. Arrangements by All County Funeral Home & Crematory. Doreen Ste...
Pet parade retuning Jan. 19
For Hometown News STUART -- Treasure Coast Hospice is rolling out the red carpet to all proud dog owners to participate in the second annual Pup-arazzi taking place at The Fur Seasons Resort for Pets in Stuart on Jan. 19 from 10 a.m.-noon. Pup-arazzi is a light-hearted and fun event where owners dress up their dogs for a chance to win prizes and...
Boy's center receives original art
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- The Art Associates of Martin County have gifted more than 25 original art pieces to the Samaritan Center for Young Boys & Families. Created by various members of the art association, the pieces are now hanging in the center's newly completed Seymour St. John Learning and Activity Center. "Original art can moti...
Exercise class collects pajamas
For Hometown news PALM CITY -- Palm City jazzercise classes collected Christmas pajamas for 36 youngsters at the Hibiscus Children's Shelter in Jensen Beach and for 32 teenagers at the Hibiscus Teen Shelter in Vero Beach. Michelle Edelman, Jazzercise instructor, and Pat Tiemeyer, benefit organizer, helped collect the 68 pairs of festive pajama...
Wedding seminar to be held Jan. 13
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- All local brides are invited to attend a live mock wedding where they will be guests enjoying all the ceremonies and traditions, food and beverages. On Jan. 13, Eventful Moments bridal consultants will host "Weddings 411," a how-to seminar and live mock wedding at Indian RiverSide Park in Jensen Beach from -5 ...
Donation helps exceed campaign goal
For Hometown news INDIANTOWN -- The YMCA of the Treasure Coast Louis Dreyfus Citrus Branch in Indiantown was able to achieve its $50,000 fundraising goal for 2012 thanks to the generosity of two former county commissioners from Martin County, "Each year we are challenged to raise enough funds to meet the need in Indiantown," said Shawn Keil, ex...
Restaurant starts New Year with healthful choices, partnerships
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Bob Evans Farms began a comprehensive focus on healthful choices for guests and employees, ranging from new menu options to a new tobacco-free workplace for employees. First, the company implemented a new tobacco-free workplace policy for all its restaurants, food production plants, transportation centers and...
Real estate course beginning
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Indian River State College will offer the pre-licensing courses for the Florida real estate sales associate license and the property and casualty insurance license beginning in January. "Real Estate Principles and Practices," REE1040, will teach the theoretical, practical and legal aspects of real estate to p...
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 ...
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...
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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