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Local kids receive jeans
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- In February and March, Dosomething.org delivered 56 boxes of gently worn jeans to the Children's Home Society of Florida Treasure Coast Division. The boxes were split between the Youth Transition Center, a facility for homeless youth who have aged out of foster care, and WaveCREST, a runaway and truancy shelt...
Organization celebrates new president
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- The Friends in Pink, the Pink Tie Friends organization on the Treasure Coast has new leadership. Cheryl Norman Caldwell has been selected as the new president of the nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds to help breast cancer patients with inadequate health insurance, in Martin, St. Lucie and Indi...
Hardware center supports art contest
For Hometown news PALM CITY -- Peter's Hardware Center in Palm City, which has been an avid supporter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, conducted an art contest to benefit the nonprofit organization. Peter Wernick, owner of Peter's Hardware Center, made a donation to the Palm City Elementary School's art program. That donation led t...
Alumni lunch touches on leadership
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- LEADERship Martin County Alumni were treated to a luncheon on Feb. 8 at the hands of the Career Academy of Culinary Arts students at Martin County High School's Tiger's Den. The luncheon featured speaker Laurie Gaylord, Superintendent of the Martin County School District. Business leaders who make up the organ...
Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast announces winner
For Hometown news MARTIN COUNTY -- Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast held their annual signature fundraising event, 'Watch A Rising Star,' at the Kravis Center. This dynamic event featured five high school seniors who auditioned and were selected to compete for $11,000 in scholarship money. After months of coaching and a n...
College registration began April 1
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Registration for the Summer I and II Semesters at Indian River State College began April 1. Summer I Semester classes begin May 8, and Summer II classes begin June 25. IRSC is recognized nationally for providing a quality education with affordable tuition. Substantiating this is the College's ranking as the ...
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...
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...
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 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 May 15, June 19, July 17, Aug. 21, and Sept. 18. The sessions will be held at the IRSC Main Campus, Crews Hall,...
RSVP volunteers contribute $1.3 million in volunteer services
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- United Way of Martin County's Martin Volunteers program recently honored its RSVP volunteers during a luncheon at Carrabba's Italian Grill in Stuart. Martin Volunteers' Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is comprised of 886 dedicated volunteers. The annual luncheon is an opportunity to honor RSVP volunteers ...
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...
Students with good character shine in Martin County
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- More than 100 local students were nominated for the 2012-13 Joe Kordick Youth Character Awards, but only 25 were honored with the prestigious award. This year's Joe Kordick Youth Character Awards ceremony, presented by United Way of Martin County's CHARACTER COUNTS! program, took place on Feb. 27 at the Wolf-Hi...
Women's Club wins environmental award
Special to Hometown News STUART -- Each year, Keep Martin Beautiful hosts the Environmental Stewardship Awards as a way to recognize and reward efforts to promote innovative environmental stewardship within the community through education and action. This year, nominated for the first time, the GFWC Hobe Sound Women's Club Treasures from Trash...
Students shine at media showcase
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Indian River State College Digital Media students had an opportunity to showcase their projects at the IRSC 13th Annual Digital Media Student Showcase Exhibition held at the Main Campus in Fort Pierce on April 17. Digital media students combined art, communication and computer skills to develop creative proje...
Fashion show deemed a success
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- The Council on Aging of Martin County's 2013 spring fashion show, "Flower Power," raised over $29,000 to benefit the Council's Meals on Wheels program. This was the seventh year for the annual fundraising event, which featured a luncheon and fashion show emceed by Kelley Dunn of WPTV Channel 5, as well as a si...
High school student receives college service award
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- Indian River State College dual-enrollment student, Mckenzie Merritt, received IRSC's 2013 Community Service Award for her exceptional community involvement, academic success, and leadership skills. She was also honored as one of Florida's best college students as a member of IRSC's All-Florida Academic Team....
The Pine School hires new coaches for 2013-14 season
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- The Pine School is excited to announce the following athletic appointments for the coming year. Tim Holland joins the Athletic Department as head coach of the boys' basketball team. Coach Holland has experience as the head basketball coach at Community Christian Academy and Jupiter Christian School, where he l...
Students receive top honors
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Pitted against business students from around the world, Indian River State College students took home several top honors at the 2013 Delta Epsilon Chi International Career Development Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California. Thousands of college and university students from across the U.S., Canada, Puert...
Water farming design competition show innovation
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Florida's citrus growers are faced with a growing challenge - With citrus acres in production falling due to canker and greening disease can these fallow fields be put to a better use? At the same time, finding fresh water for Florida's cities is becoming a real concern. Florida has plenty of water averaging...
College and research institute announce intern program
Twenty students gain research experience, a scholarship and a paycheck ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- Indian River State College and Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies have launched an innovative new work-study internship program that engages students in cutting-edge bioscience research while they earn a paycheck and receive a $1,250 per semeste...
Annual golf tournament raises $15,500
For Hometown News PALM CITY -- Golfers supporting CHARACTER COUNTS! in Martin County enjoyed an afternoon of perfect weather and the excitement of one player winning a new car during the 11th annual Tee It Up for Character Charity Golf Tournament on April 26 in Palm City. The tournament, the sole fundraiser for CHARACTER COUNTS!, took place at ...
Coaching a winner
By Kelly Jadon For Hometown News In February, Coach Mike Sawtelle of Jensen Beach High School took student athlete Noel Jordan to the Girls' State Weightlifting Competition, where she placed third. While it was her third approach at placing, the win gave Noel the distinction to be the first Jensen Beach athlete to medal at the state level. Noel...
Rowing club offering camps
For Hometown News PALM CITY -- The Junior Rowing team of the Treasure Coast Rowing Club is offering two summer 'Learn to Row' camps for incoming eighth- through twelfth-grade students. The camps are June 3-7 and Aug. 12-16, and will take place from 4 to 6 p.m., Monday-Friday, at the Community Boathouse, 771 S.W. 28th Street in Palm City. The co...
Outdoor Sports Fair to kickoff Summer
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY --Riverfront Kayaks/Tri-Athletica Sports, the Treasure Coast's most complete kayaking and triathlon adventure store, is officially kicking off Summer 2013 with an Outdoor Sports Fair on June 8. The daylong event is being billed as an All-In-One Outdoor Sports Day for runners, bikers, swimmers, kayakers, fisherman...
Council to offer free will reviews
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- The Council on Aging of Martin County will host free will reviews from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday, June 17, at the Charles and Rae Kane Center in Stuart. Mr. Mangan is the founder of the Law Offices of John Mangan, P.A., a local law firm with its primary office located in Palm City. Mr. Mangan practices law in t...
Children's Home Society receives grant
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Children's Home Society of Florida's Treasure Coast Division was recently one of the recipients selected to receive a $3,000 grant from Grand Harbor Community Outreach Program. These funds will be used to provide "normalcy" items for our high school students. This would include school supplies, clothing, clas...
College presents scholarships
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Deserving middle and high school students from St. Lucie, Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee counties earned a valuable incentive for future success. At a scholarship recognition ceremony held at Indian River State College, 40 students became the 2013 recipients of four-year tuition President's Challenge/Tak...
Jensen Beach High School ROTC awarded check
For Hometown News news@hometownnewsol.com JENSEN BEACH -- On St. Patrick's Day, The Ancient Order Of Hibernians was able to raise $1,743 for the Jensen Beach High School Junior ROTC Zachary Finestone Relay For Life. In addition, they won first place of $100 and a trophy in the downtown Stuart Flagler Park St. Patrick's Day Parade for best part...
Workshop for girls teaches healthy habits, self-esteem
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- Join Marybeth Peņa, RN, BSN, CDE, for two sessions of Beneath the Surface: Put Your Best Face Forward, an exciting and interactive workshop for girls in grades 6-12. Ms. Peņa's first workshop takes place on June 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Blake Library, located at 2351 S.E. Monterey Road in Stuart. The se...
Teens dig 'beneath the surface' at libraries
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY --Beginning June 1, the Martin County Library System's Teen Summer Reading Program, Beneath the Surface, will be in full swing. Open to students entering 6th through 12th grades, teens will enjoy prizes, movies, crafts, contests and events throughout the summer. Teens can earn volunteer hours and a chance to win ...
Jack Holmes Jack Holmes, 84, of Stuart, died Wednesday May 22, 2013. He was born in Indianapolis and lived in Stuart for 34 years. He served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; three daughters, Janet, Jennifer and Jane; a son, John; seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Arrangements by All County Funeral Home and Cre...
Children's Home Society of Florida holds annual meeting
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- The Children's Home Society of Florida, Treasure Coast Division, held it's annual meeting for the board of directors on May 16 at PNC Wealth Management offices. The evening's highlights included presentations by two of the clients of the Transitional Living Program. James, who after many years of being homeles...
Booked for Lunch event welcomes author Tami Hoag
For Hometown News Stuart -- Each year the anticipation and popularity of the literary event "Booked for Lunch" spreads by word of mouth. Friends bring friends to enjoy a delightful luncheon and to hear from well-known authors. Tami Hoag, the number one New York Times bestselling author was this year's featured speaker. Ms. Hoag has penned 16...

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