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Summer writing contest for teens underway
For Hometown News JENSEN BEACH -- The Hoke Library in Jensen Beach is holding a teen writing contest in two divisions: poetry and fiction. Rules of the contest are: Open to contestants ages 13-19 from Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River counties. Include your name, age and email address on your manuscript. All pieces must be under 5,000 words (n...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Local fundraising professionals gather June 27 for discussion
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- Local fundraising professionals plan to gather on June 27 to discuss ways that capital campaigns can actually build an annual giving program and vice-versa. Guest speaker Craig Chindemi, CFRE, Vice President and Chief Philanthropic Officer of Martin Health Foundation, will address this issue with members and g...
Obituaries
Constance Mary Persson Constance Mary Persson, 82, of Hobe Sound, died May 24, 2013. She was born in Bayonne, N.J., and lived in Hobe Sound for 25 years. She is survived by her husband, Charles; two daughters, Jayne and Lori; a son, Charles; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements by All County Funeral Home & Crematory. M...
Kids aim to raise a ton of peanut butter and jelly
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- Two young volunteers have a goal to collect 2,000 pounds of peanut butter and jelly from June 1 to Aug. 31. If they meet that goal, it would double the amount they collected during the drive last August, when they raised 1,000 pounds of peanut butter and jelly. Alyssa Golino, 12, and Anthony Golino, 14, are en...
Summer enrollment open for medically fragile, complex children
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- Summer programs are nearly non-existent for special needs children with complex and fragile medical needs. As the school year winds down, many parents stress over what to do with their medically fragile child during the summer months in order for the child to continue to receive the care he or she needs while ...
Executive receives service award
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- United Way Worldwide recently presented Jim Vojcsik with the 30-Year Service Award. Mr. Vojcsik was given the award during the United Way Worldwide National Conference in Indianapolis, for his 30 years of executive management and fundraising experience at local United Ways in California, Maryland, Pennsylvania...
Early Learning Coalition appoints chairman
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- The Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee counties announced the appointment of Brandon Tucker as the chairman of its Board of Directors. The ELC plans and implements school readiness and voluntary pre-kindergarten services to meet the early education and child care needs in the thre...
Parish contribution funds mammograms
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- For the twelfth consecutive year, Holy Cross Parish has held its annual golf tournament for the benefit of a local 501(c)3. This year Treasure Coast Community Health benefitted from the record turnout and the $22,210 raised under the stewardship of Tom LaRocca, the event chairman. The monies will be contribut...
Scholarship winners announced
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Nine talented musicians from around the Treasure Coast were recognized for their talent, perseverance and musicianship as they were honored with coveted $1,000 scholarships generously donated by members of the Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society. Lauren Douglas, Trevor Farriss, Matthew Fulcher, David Gonzalez, Pa...
Publix provides grant to help food bank
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Treasure Coast residents took to heart the meaning of Publix Food For All holiday season campaign, donating a record amount to help feed families in need. Treasure Coast Food Bank recently received a $155,000 grant from Publix Super Markets Miami Division, an increase of more than 50 percent from the previous...
Annual golf tournament scores aces on and off the course
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- The Treasure Coast Wildlife Center's eighth annual Golf for Wildlife tournament took place May 24 at The Fox Club in Palm City. Greeted by Larry Laoretti, 1992 U.S. Senior Open Champion and The Fox Club's golf instructor, 56 participants proceeded to the putting green to receive their special gift, a Scotty C...

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