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Sexual abuse topic of parent seminar
For Hometown News STUART -- Millions of children are sexually abused every year in the United States. Many cases go undetected and unreported often because children are afraid to tell someone who can help. Parents are invited to attend a free seminar entitled, "It's OK to Tell," at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 29 at the Blake Library, 2351 S.E. Mont...
College to host advanced technology careers open house May 2
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Indian River State College is hosting a special Advanced Technology Open House on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. May 2. Students and interested individuals can learn more about career options in Cyber Security, Robotics/Photonics, Digital Media, Graphics and Engineering at a special Open House event at the Kight Cente...
Local students impacting future generations through art education
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- If you walk into the Costella Williams Learning Center in New Monrovia Park in Stuart on a Thursday afternoon you will see many happy children running about, singing, laughing and taking part in a variety of after-school activities. Even more inspiring, is the ability to see firsthand how one generation of stu...
Showdown raises $5,500 for United Way
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- Unseasonably cool spring weather and a clean ground swell set quite a stage for the fifth annual Single Fin Showdown raising $5,500 for United Way of Martin County. Hundreds of beachgoers came out in droves to watch the 125 surfers of all ages compete on an original retro surfboard provided to them at random i...
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...
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-...
Expo to focus on 'green' business
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- The Florida Green Business Expo 2013 is an opportunity for green businesses to expose and expand their business-to-business foundation while educating the consumer with industry updates and maintaining an up-to-date knowledge foundation for advancing the industry. The Green Business Expo facilitates business ...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
United Way honors major donors
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- United Way of Martin County recently honored members of the Keel Club, Tocqueville Society and United Way Foundation Legacy Society during an exquisite lunch at Bonefish Grill in Stuart. Campaign chairwoman, Stacy Ranieri, president of The Firefly Group, announced that United Way is closing in on its 2012-13 g...
Free skin cancer screenings offered
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- May 6 is Melanoma Monday and the official launch of Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month. McKay Dermatology & MedSpa in Stuart will be offering free skin cancer screenings to the public throughout the month of May. "Skin cancer is unique in that it is the only cancer you can see on the surface o...
Obituaries
Ernest F. James III Ernest F. James III, 89, of Stuart, died March 7, 2013. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He served in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by a daughter, Barbara; five stepdaughters, Jane, Nina, Susan, Tina and Rosanna; a stepson, Tommy and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Arrangements by All County Funeral Home & Crematory...
Pinewood Elementary Students Graduate from DARE program
For Hometown News STUART -- Attorney Richard Wade of Goldstein, Schmitt and Wade represented the law firm at the Pinewood Elementary fifth-grade class Drug and Alcohol Resistance Education graduation in February. This school year the law firm sponsored the DARE tee-shirts at Pinewood Elementary, Seawind Elementary, Port Salerno Elementary, Hobe...
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...
Volunteers needed to deliver meals
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- The Council on Aging of Martin County is looking for volunteers to deliver hot noontime meals to area homebound residents. Delivery hours are 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Routes can also be shared on a bi-weekly basis; businesses can also adopt a route. Meals on Wheels volunteers must have...
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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