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Green Market hosting pet festival, dog wash
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- Get your dog bathed and help the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast's shelter animals at the same time by patronizing the Stuart Green Market's Pet Festival & Dog Wash. The event will be held on Sun., July 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 121 S.W. Flagler Ave., next to City Hall. Admission is free and the sugges...
Fish Camp promises week of learning, fun
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- Teaching children a lifelong hobby, instilling appreciation for our marine environment and providing a fun weeklong experience are the objectives for a fish camp in Stuart this month. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will partner with the Florida Oceanographic Society to offer a weeklong f...
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 ...
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...
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 eve...
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 wom...
Stay safe during summer temperatures
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Summer is here, bringing with it dangerous excessive heat. The American Red Cross has steps to follow to stay safe as the temperatures soar. "Excessive heat can be deadly; it has caused more deaths in recent years than all other weather events," said Rob Levine, regional executive. "We want everyone to stay s...
Grant enables reading program for local students
By Alisha McDarris MARTIN COUNTY -- The Boys and Girls Club of Martin County is passionate about their students' success in school. That's why the Hobe Sound and Port Salerno branches added a special reading program to their list of offerings last fall and why, thanks to a grant from ME's Team and the Wal-Mart Foundation, the East Stuart Branch...
Dancing with the Martin Stars
Alisha McDarris The Rumba, Salsa and Foxtrot. Sequins, glitter and silk. Months of practice perfecting complicated dance steps will finally pay off in the grand event known as Dancing with the Martin County Stars. This is the third year for the fundraiser hosted by the Martin County Healthy Start Coalition and Scott Berry, executive director, b...
Facility seeking new, unused linens
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- The Salvation Army of Martin County urgently needs donations of new, unused, sheets, towels and pillows for Compassion House, the transitional housing facility for homeless women and children. The sheets must be white only and twin size. Towels must also be white only; bath size, hand-size and washcloths are a...
Students participate in 'Music for the Mind' series
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- On June 18, 25 honor students from the Stuart School of Music along with five faculty members performed at the Harriet Himmel Theater in CityPlace in West Palm Beach as part of the "Music for the Mind" series, sponsored by Kretzer Piano and the Harriet Himmel Theater. The students were from the studios of Will...
Top skier gains momentum
For Hometown New HOBE SOUND --Recognized as the best racer in her category in the country by the top ski coaches in the United States and Canada, 12-year-old Lacie Greenwald and her father Brett Greenwald, a chiropractor and owner of Treasure Coast Health and Wellness in Stuart, left their home in Hobe Sound on June 22 to train for two weeks at...

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