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Scholarships available through elections office
For Hometown news TREASURE COAST -- Local college or university students can apply for a $1,200 scholarship offered by the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections. The scholarship will be awarded to a political science, public administration, business administration, journalism or mass communication major who has completed two yea...
Hospital receives $1 million gift
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- In his career as a manufacturing executive, Joseph C. Day earned a reputation for developing and implementing lean management culture and processes that helped his organizations become more successful. Recently, Mr. Day made a $1 million gift to the Martin Health Foundation with the primary objective to help M...
Student business group heading to state competition
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- On Jan. 18, 26 Martin County High School DECA students competed in business events at the district competition held at Northwood University, with 20 students qualifying in the top six of their individual categories. This is the third year for MCHS DECA and the academy of marketing management in competition. On...
Children's clubs growing in popularity
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- January 2013 will mark the second anniversary of the Lego club at the Blake Library in Stuart. Now, three more of the Martin County Library System libraries: the Hoke Library in Jensen Beach, the Hobe Sound Public Library, and the Robert Morgade Library in south Stuart are hosting Lego clubs. While playing wit...
SeniorFest 2013 coming to Palm City
For Hometown News PALM CITY -- Fifteen topics ranging from caregiving to writing one's life story will be part of the 2013 Florida SeniorFest to be held starting at 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 23 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Palm City. Seniors will be able to choose from 15 workshops in categories such as relationships, exercise, health, using your gif...
Children's choir seeking members
For Hometown news TREASURE COAST -- The Treasure Coast Community Singers is starting another singing group. Under the direction of Doug Jewett, TCCS artistic director, and assistant Sarah Bartal, auditions for the new 100-voice children's choir will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Feb. 16 at the North Stuart Baptist Church, 1950 N.W. Federal Hi...
Campaign kicks-off 75th year
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- Martin County's March for Babies co-chairs, Chris Stapleton of IVOX and Heidi Monsour of Junior League of Martin County, hosted the 2013 campaign kick-off at Indian Riverside Park on Jan. 31. In commemoration of March of Dimes 75th anniversary, this year's kick-off event featured the "Best Celebration Cake" co...
Nonprofit distributes books
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- Thanks to the Friends of the Martin County Library System, gift books were distributed to 300 children in Martin County, ages 3 through 5enrolled with the Early Learning Coalition as part of the Library's "Season's Reading" program. "It is wonderful to see a community come together to make the eyes of a deser...
Luncheon, fashion show to benefit animals
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- Enjoy the latest spring styles as the Shoppes of Harbour Bay Plaza present a luncheon and fashion show to benefit the Hobe Sound Animal Protection League at 12 p.m. March 2. Tickets cost $28 and include lunch at Renato's Italian Ristorante in Harbour Bay Plaza at Sewall's Point. Hobe Sound Animal Protection Le...
Obituaries
Raymond Jurgensen Raymond Jurgensen, 89, of Stuart, died Jan. 29, 2013. He was born in Hoboken, N.J., and lived in Stuart since 2002. He served in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Alma; two daughters, Beverly and Eileen; a son, Kenneth; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Arrangements by All County Funeral Home &...
Skate board competition taking place in Jensen Beach
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- SKATE-COMP 2013 takes place on March 2 at Rio-Jensen Skate Park at 2151 N.E. Dixie Highway in Jensen Beach. Participants in this annual skateboard competition will test their skills on the street course, intermediate and beginner bowls. Come on wheels or on foot for activities that include: a raffle for a comp...
Bank sponsors tennis tournament
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- Seacoast National Bank was the sponsor of a tennis tournament held Jan. 12-13 at North River Tennis Club to benefit Martin County high school tennis teams. More than 60 players participated in the two-day tournament. The event netted more than $1,500. Proceeds were divided between four schools: Jensen Beach Hi...
City launches scheduled tram stops
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- A new electric "green" tram has arrived to assist downtown Stuart visitors. The green tram is fully electric, has solar panels to extend the battery life and seats up to 13 people. The tram can run up to 10 hours a day on one charge, and will be part of the newly launched tram scheduled that started the week o...
Business women given grants
For Hometown News PORT ST. LUCIE -- Every year the Port St. Lucie Business Women awards grants from money raised in the organization's annual spring Luncheon and Fashion Show. The Port St. Lucie Business Women Community Action Grants committee presented awards totaling $3,000 to five Treasure Coast nonprofit organizations that benefit women and...
Student auditions scheduled for March
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Music students in the four-county area, northern Palm Beach and south Brevard counties are invited to audition for public radio station WQCS / 88.9 FM's Young Musicians Spotlight, a one-hour radio special featuring the talent of area musicians. The auditions will be March 9 and March 16 between 10 a.m. and 2 p...
Show to focus on blue planet
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- The Fielden Institute for Lifelong Learning continues an Indian River State College tradition with "Center Stage." The shows are in the McAlpin Fine Arts Center and are just $35 for individual performances. The series offers entertaining and carefully selected arts and humanities programs chosen with the audi...
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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