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Children to celebrate Earth Day at the Hoke Library
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- Children in grades K-5 are invited to visit the Hoke Library at 1150 N.W. Jack Williams Way in Jensen Beach to celebrate Earth Day and create a terrarium at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 20. During the project, kids and parents will create their own mini eco-system to take home. Participants are asked to provide t...
United Way leads positive picketing tour
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- United Way staff and volunteers visited all 11 Publix locations in Martin County in February to personally thank employees for their contributions to United Way's annual campaign. Publix Super Markets and its employees take great pride in supporting their local community, and United Way helps turn their hard-e...
Attorney reaches out to injured firefighter
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- As soon as Attorney Lauri J. Goldstein heard about Jahwann McIntyre, the injured Martin County firefighter, she wanted to help out. "Firefighters and the police risk their lives everyday to keep each of us, our families and our personal property safe and when they are injured, it is important that we step forw...
Hobe Sound Community Chest awards $14,000 to Martin Volunteers
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- United Way of Martin County's Martin Volunteers program was awarded a $14,000 grant from the Hobe Sound Community Chest. The investment will help Martin Volunteers apply the skills and expertise of volunteers to have a positive impact on the lives of others while easing the workload of overtasked service provi...
Barbeque competition coming to town
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Don't miss out on the food, fun and friends at the second Annual Treasure Coast BBQ Championship, scheduled for May 10 starting at 4:30 p.m. and on May 11 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Veterans Park Riverwalk Center, at 600 N. Indian River Drive in Fort Pierce. Last year, more than 5,000 people enjoyed the festiv...
Early Learning Coalition promotes children's week in Martin County
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- As the saying goes, children are one-third of our population and all of our future. In order to celebrate children and highlight the critical issues that they face, a grassroots event called Children's Week is coordinated every year throughout Florida. Held from April 7 - 12, 2013, the 18th annual Children's W...
Local writers receive scholarships
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Excellence in writing earned first and second-place high school seniors two-year scholarships to Indian River State College and top honors in the College's annual Creative Writing Contest. Saint Edward's Upper School seniors and Vero Beach residents, Caroline Petty and Elliot Jaffe, were the first and second-...
College to offer one-day conference
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- The Indian River State College School of Education is offering a one-day conference, "Effective Teaching in Tomorrow's Classroom," from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 4 at the IRSC Main Campus, Brown Center, Y Building, on 35th Street in Fort Pierce. Current topics will be discussed, including a keynote address by Alex...
College to host financial aid, job placement services
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Indian River State College will offer help in obtaining financial aid for college, as well as provide information regarding job placement services every third Wednesday of every month. The dates are April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, Aug. 21, and Sept. 18. The sessions will be held at the IRSC Main Campus, C...
Veteran's invited to attend event at college
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Indian River State College will hold an information session for the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23 at the IRSC Main Campus in Fort Pierce. The Veterans Showcase event is especially targeted for unemployed veterans with an honorable discharge, ages 35 to 60, who wo...
Congressman gives part of his pay to charity
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Congressman Patrick E. Murphy (FL-18) will be donating $8,700 of his pay to local charities. Each month, Rep. Murphy will take five percent of his paycheck to give to a different charity serving the Treasure Coast and the Palm Beaches. His first contribution will be going to assist the family of Sgt. Gary Mor...
Library to host money week activities
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- The Martin County Library System joins libraries and organizations nationwide in celebrating Money Smart Week April 20-27. MCLS presents 16 Money Smart Week events for children, teens and adults. Events are coordinated and hosted by partnering organizations including local banks, universities, government agenc...
Obituaries
Rose Giuseppa Pepe Rose Giuseppa Pepe, 89, of Hobe Sound, died March 23, 2013. She was born in New York, and lived in Hobe Sound for 30 years. She is survived by her several grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Arrangements by All County Funeral Home & Crematory. Joyce Ann Wilson Joyce Ann Wilson, 66, of Stuart, died March 28, 2013. She ...
Relay for Life now registering teams
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers - community leaders, cancer survivors, caregivers, anyone wanting to make a difference - to join their Relay For Life in downtown Hobe Sound on April 20. The organization is seeking volunteers who are interested in getting involved in the fight against cancer t...
Local rowers win big
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- All eighteen high school rowers of the Treasure Coast Rowing Club Junior team won at least one medal at the recent Miami International Regatta held at Biscayne Bay. In total, the team took home three gold, two silver and two bronze medals. Nineteen teams, of which three were international and two from out-of-s...
Treasure Coast Hospice Golf Tournament taking place April 23
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- The community has a wonderful opportunity to give back to their local hospice by participating in the 16th Annual Friends Swing Fore Hospice Golf Tournament. The golf outing will take place at the beautiful Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club in Palm City on Tuesday, April 23, with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. T...
Media students win big at Addy Awards
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Indian River State College Digital Media students recently took home several top awards in advertising art and design in the Treasure Coast AdFed 2013 Addy Awards contest in Stuart, earning 13 gold awards and 12 silver awards. IRSC Digital Media senior, Ahmad Toom of Port St. Lucie, received the Best of Show ...
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 i...

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