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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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
How to stay safe in the water
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Even though nearly two-thirds of families with small children plan on swimming in areas without lifeguards this summer, many people don't know the right thing to do in water emergencies or how to keep their loved ones safe in the water, according to a new American Red Cross poll. "People tend to spend more t...
Graciano Negron Graciano Negron, 90, of Stuart, died May 25, 2013. He was born in Puerto Rico and lived in Martin County for 44 years. He is survived by five sons, Graciano, Raymond, Hector, Josue and David; a daughter, Milagros; three brothers, Pedro, Victor and Rafael; two sisters, Carmen and Hipolita; 14 grandchildren and several great-grand...
Treasure Coast Hospice moves up in veterans program
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Treasure Coast Hospice has achieved the Level 2 designation in the We Honor Veterans partnership. "We Honor Veterans" is a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Treasure Coast Hospice first attained Level 1 in April, 2011, re...
United Way poised to lift community with continued support
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- There are residents in Martin County who deal with their own struggles every single day. Some don't know where to turn during a family crisis while others simply yearn for an early education opportunity so their child can succeed in school. These are the less fortunate residents whose personal disasters don't ...
College hires alum as swimming, diving coach
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- The history of swimming and diving at Indian River State College is storied, but never has the head coaching position been occupied by an alumnus of the program. Sion Brinn, 1993 graduate of what was then Indian River Community College, has been named Head Swimming and Diving Coach. As a former athlete at "TH...
Crime Stoppers holds annual banquet
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Crime Stoppers of the Treasure Coast held their annual awards banquet at the Pelican Yacht Club on Wednesday, May 15. While honoring Treasure Coast's law enforcement agencies for the remarkable services they perform, Crime Stoppers also paid a special tribute to Judge Eddie Swan who passed away this past year...

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