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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 ...
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 through 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 encouragi...
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 ...
Burning yard trash in preparation for Hurricane Season
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- As residents prepare for Hurricane Season, they are urged to trim trees and remove yard trash before a storm threatens. This tip is to prevent objects from becoming dangerous projectiles during a hurricane. In rural communities, tree and shrub trimmings, grass clippings, palm fronds, trees and tree stumps sta...
Parish contribution funds mammograms
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- For the 12th 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 contributed ...
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...
Caregiver information available at center
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- Family caregivers who want to find information on caregiving, coping, medical conditions, diets and more can take advantage of the free Caregiver Library at the Charles and Rae Kane Center. Books can be checked out by leaving a name and phone number at the front desk. The Caregiver Resource Library has books o...
Bank sponsoring pet food drive
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- Seacoast National Bank has partnered with the Council on Aging of Martin County at the Kane Center to collect donations of pet food. All Martin County Seacoast branches are participating throughout the summer until Aug. 30. Pet food donations will be distributed to homebound seniors who receive Meals on Wheels...
Charity golf tournament raises $18,000
For Hometown news PORT ST. LUCIE -- The Homewood Suites by Hilton in Tradition donated $18,000 to the Martin Health Foundation. The money was raised during the annual Don Led Duke Charity Golf Tournament, hosted by the award-winning Homewood Suites and its parent companies, BBL Hospitality and Equinox Companies. Now in its second year, the even...
Hospital receives clinical excellence award
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- Martin Health System has been awarded the 2013 Frances Smith Clinical Excellence Award from the Florida Nurses Association. The Florida Nurses Association recognizes organizations that promote clinical excellence in nursing, demonstrated by participating in the annual FNA Clinical Excellence Conference and cre...
Arthur Joseph Gahagan Arthur Joseph Gahagan, 88, of Jensen Beach, died June 7, 2013. He was born in Norwalk, Ohio, and lived in Jensen Beach for 22 years. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corp. He is survived by his wife, Thelma; three daughters, Jill, Carol and Liz; a son, Timothy; a sister, Helen and five grandchildren. Arrangements by All Coun...
Teen to spend summer on mission trip
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- Brooke Zobie will soon have a memorable "what I did for my summer vacation" story to tell. The 16-year old Jensen Beach girl will be heading to Antigua in August as part of a Salvation Army mission trip. "I am so excited to be a part of this mission team," said Brooke. "I have wanted to go on a mission trip ev...
Automotive open house set for July 10
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Treasure Coast residents eager to take off in an automotive career are invited to the Indian River State College Automotive Open House on July 10 beginning at 6:30 p.m. with an Information Session in the B Building, Room 111 at the Main Campus in Fort Pierce. Attendees will receive information on IRSC automot...
IRSC selected for national Achieving the Dream program
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Signifying a strong commitment to student success and college completion, Indian River State College is one of only 13 institutions nationwide -- and the only Florida college -- selected for the Achieving the Dream program, the nation's most comprehensive non-governmental network for student success in high...
The Associated Press recognizes WQCS staff
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Public radio WQCS / 88.9 FM brought home five first-place wins from The Associated Press awards program for outstanding reporting on the Treasure Coast communities it serves. Jill Roberts, news director, won "Best Series Reporting" for her series on domestic violence with the SafeSpace shelter for battered wo...

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