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Back to school event taking place Aug. 3
For Hometown news MARTIN COUNTY -- Trinity United Methodist Church is hosting its third annual Back to School Fair on Aug. 3, from 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. All families from the community are invited to this free event. The first 300 children attending will receive a free backpack filled with free school supplies. Any child who needs a physical exam...
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...
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...
Free cancer screenings offered
For Hometown News STUART -- Dermatology & MedSpa in Stuart will be offering free skin cancer screenings to the public throughout the Summer. "We offered free screenings in the month of May in recognition of Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection Month," said Dr. Elizabeth McKay, Board Certified Dermatologist. "The response was so overwhelming that we r...
Animal adoption discounts to ease overcrowding
For Hometown News PALM CITY -- The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast's shelter is filled to capacity and the intake of cats and dogs continues to climb. To ease the overcrowding, the HSTC is offering cat and kitten adoptions from July 13- 31 for just $5. Additionally, the shelter will waive the adoption fees for featured dogs (not all dogs)....
Students graduate despite difficulties
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- Athena Carson faced her biggest challenge around the dinner table back in January, 2012, when her mom announced she had breast cancer. While enduring a double mastectomy, complications and difficult treatments, Athena says the resilience that her mother, now cancer-free, showed inspired the recent South Fork H...

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