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Law enforcement urges drivers to slow down
Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- As Florida mourns the loss of Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Chelsea Richard, who lost her life in a deadly traffic crash on Interstate 75, the Florida State Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police, the Florida Highway Patrol, the Florida Police Chiefs Association, the Florida Police Benevolent Association and the F...
State seeking input on proposed largemouth bass-management change
Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- If you are among the 750,000-plus Florida bass anglers, now is the time to provide your opinion about Florida's proposed change to largemouth bass conservation by filling out a new online survey. The change being considered is a five-bass daily bag limit, only one of which may be 16 inches in total length or longer...
Bank supports YMCA Children's Art Auction
For Hometown News STUART -- Seacoast National Bank once again supported The YMCA's Annual Children's Art Auction at the Louis Dreyfus Citrus Branch YMCA in Indiantown. This marks the 10th year the event has showcased framed artwork designed by the young children who attend the YMCA. Seacoast National Bank has consistently supported the auctio...
Local builders push for one week challenge
Professional homebuilders, Habitat partner in national program to hammer home the need for affordable housing For Hometown News INDIANTOWN -- It typically takes Habitat for Humanity of Martin County five months to complete a home, but with the concentrated volunteer power provided by local construction trades, they will build a four bedroom, ...
Early learning center gives students chance to leave legacy
For Hometown News STUART -- Over the past 50 years, Hobe Sound Early Learning Center has had the opportunity to teach thousands of students and they now have a way for graduating students and alumni to leave a lasting legacy. HSELC will be selling specially, decorative bricks that will be used to line the existing pathways throughout the proper...
Reserve deputy receives service award
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- It takes a tremendous amount of dedication to rack up 4,000 volunteers hours and those who accomplish this feat are given the President's Volunteer Service Award. United Way of Martin County's Martin Volunteers program recently had the privilege of honoring Edward Tison, a longtime reserve deputy with the Mart...
Hardware center supports juvenile diabetes walk
STUART -- Peter's Hardware Center in Palm City was among the 75 corporate, school and family teams from throughout Martin and St. Lucie counties and the Treasure Coast at the JDRF April 2014 Walk to Cure Diabetes event which took place along Flagler Avenue in Flagler Park in downtown Stuart. The 500 walkers on these teams raised $120,000. "This w...
School district earns "Academically High-Performing School District" designation
For Hometown News STUART -- The Florida State Board of Education designated the Martin County School District as an "Academically High-Performing School District" at its Board Meeting on Tuesday, May 20. The awarding of this designation is based on 2013-14 class size compliance, 2013 school and district grades, and 2012-13 financial audit revie...
Residents benefit from free tax preparation
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- United Way of Martin County is determined to break the cycle of poverty for low- to moderate-income residents by focusing on six clearly defined health and human service priority areas. As part of its five-year strategic plan, United Way is working with numerous community partners to end hunger, strengthen fam...
Four communities receive honors as voted by the Annual Parade of Homes
For Hometown News PORT ST. LUCIE -- The Southeast Florida Divisions of D.R. Horton, Inc., America's No. 1 homebuilder for 11 consecutive years as ranked by Builder Magazine, and Emerald Homes--a member of the D.R. Horton family since 2001--today announced that four of its communities received coveted honors as voted on by industry peers during ...
Prize presented for innovative water farming design to future agricultural engineers
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- Two college seniors from the University of Florida at Gainesville recently completed a yearlong competition to create a sustainable, environmentally and fiscally responsible design for water management in agriculture. Vying for a cash prize, agricultural engineering majors Jose Rafael Guarin and Max Wallac...
Celebrate summer with safe boating
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Nothing says the start of summer better than a sunny day and a boat ride with family and friends. To enjoy your day to the fullest, remember to be careful. Safe boating is in your hands. Each year, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers respond to far too many tragic boating accidents. Unf...
College's faculty member of the year chosen
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Ray Carpenter was honored as the 2014 Faculty Member of the Year at Indian River State College. An Associate Professor of Business, he teaches courses in business management and accounting. The Vero Beach resident also coordinates capstone projects which engage IRSC seniors in a wide array of projects with l...
Foster families needed on the Treasure Coast
By Jessica Creagan jcreagan@hometownnewsol.com TREASURE COAST -- "Home" is one of those words that bring to the surface different memories, images, and even emotions for different people, but some common feelings that "home" gives most people is comfort and security. For some children, that comfort and security of home isn't possible due to sev...
College program awards 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 2014 recipients of four-year tuition President's Challenge/Take...
Monofilament fishing line perilous for pelicans
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Fishing is an important part of the Florida lifestyle as well as its economy. In spite of the obvious benefits, this leisure-time activity, on occasion, can lead to problems for birds and other wildlife such as sea turtles and manatees. According to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission biologists...

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