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Registration open for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society golf tournament
For Hometown News Get ready for an exciting time on the greens this summer to help raise money to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Light The Night Walk at the Annual Treasure Coast Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 3 at Monarch Country Club in Palm City. The Treasure Coast Leukemia & Lymphoma Society event committee set a goal to...
Lemonade stands to raise money for Treasure Coast Food Bank
For Hometown news TREASURE COAST -- On July 26-27, Panera Bread will be hosting lemonade stands to benefit Treasure Coast Food Bank Child Nutrition Programs at nine bakery-cafes throughout the Treasure Coast area. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on both days, children and supporters of Treasure Coast Food Bank will be asking customers to donate $1 or mo...
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...
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...
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...
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 through July 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...
Amateur radio license classes begin July 27
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- Residents have the opportunity to learn how they can assist their community during hurricanes and other disasters as a volunteer emergency communicator. On July 27, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., the Martin County Amateur Radio Emergency Service and Martin County Amateur Radio Association will jointly sponsor free Ama...
Food Bank introduces news board members
For Hometown news TREASURE COAST -- Joseph Scherpf and David Jackson have been named to Treasure Coast Food Bank's board of directors. "Both Joe and David have been extremely supportive of Treasure Coast Food Bank and have seen our operation first-hand through many of the programs we run," said Miguel Coty, board president. "They bring not only...
Registration underway for fall semester
For Hometown news TREASURE COAST -- Registration is now underway for the 2013 Fall semester at Indian River State College with a wide variety of opportunities to obtain a degree, prepare for a career or re-train for a new direction in life. Students can choose among Bachelor's Degree and Associate Degree programs and Quick Job Training. Student...
Red Cross launches new app to recruit volunteers
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- The American Red Cross launched the Team Red Cross App, which allows people to sign up to help, get an overview on basic tasks and receive notifications about Red Cross disaster volunteer opportunities in their community. "When people see an emergency happening in their community, they often want to help but ...

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