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Art winners recognized
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- Tykes & Teens, in partnership with Women Supporting the Arts, hosted a reception and awards ceremony on June 11 to honor the winners of their Children's Mental Health Awareness Art Contest. The selected artwork was chosen from hundreds of entries in three age categories. The work was judged on quality of the a...
Wildlife area focused on protecting bird species
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission designated a small island in Martin County, known locally as Bird Island, as a Critical Wildlife Area. The spoil island, also identified as MC2, is an important nesting site for a variety of wading birds and one shorebird species. For protection of these b...
Police warn residents of FPL "Greendot Money Card" scam
For Hometown News PORT ST. LUCIE -- On June 21, an elderly Port St. Lucie resident received a phone call by a man claiming to be a representative with Florida Power and Light. The man told the victim that according to their records she was three months delinquent on her utilities payment. The victim told the man that she had receipts proving tha...
Ronald Pettit Ronald Pettit, 62, of Jensen Beach, died June 19, 2014. Arrangements by All County Funeral Home & Crematory. Kristi Marie Olderich Jones Kristi Marie Olderich Jones, 57, of Jensen Beach, died June 19, 2014. Arrangements by All County Funeral Home & Crematory. ...
DCF launches child fatality prevention website
New website displays interactive data on all child fatalities alleged to be a result of abuse or neglect For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Today the Florida Department of Children and Families launched the Child Fatality Prevention Website - a publically accessible site containing information on all child fatalities re...
Community based care agencies offer their own HMO for children in care
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- In response to 2011 Medicaid reform that moves all Medicaid beneficiaries into managed health plans, Florida's consortium of Community Based Care agencies have joined together to operate an HMO exclusively for foster children. Sunshine Health, a national healthcare enterprise that operates Medicaid health pro...
Speed limit returned to 70 MPH on I-95 in St. Lucie County
For Hometown News FORT PIERCE - The speed limit has been raised from 60 MPH to 70 MPH on all southbound lanes of the I-95 widening project from just south of Okeechobee Road (SR 70/Exit 129) to just south of Indrio Road (SR 614/Exit 138), Florida Department of Transportation officials report. The speed limit along the I-95 construction corridor...
Home construction business launches new website
For Hometown News STUART --John McQuaid, owner of Sherlock Homes of the Treasure Coast, LLC , has launched a new and improved website for his existing and future customers that is designed to inform, educate and update the Treasure Coast region on all matters related to commercial and residential construction. "It's elementary," said Mr. McQuai...
Event helps four-legged friends
For Hometown News PALM CITY -- Dogs and Cats Forever, Inc. recently had a fundraiser dinner, "Corks & Collars" at Ristorante Claretta in Palm City to help the animals. Corks & Collars was an amazing evening of fine Italian dining and special music performance by Cassidy Diane and Billy Livesay, former singer/guitarist for Clarence Clemons. Fra...
School district to host 'Parent University'
For Hometown News STUART -- The Martin County School District will host "Parent University" on Saturday, Aug. 23 from 8 a.m.-noon at South Fork High School. This program is designed to provide important information to parents and other caregivers as they strive to support their child's academic life. Sessions will focus on academic and support...
Salon hosts back to school drive for Boys & Girls Clubs
For Hometown News STUART -- In anticipation of the new school year, Skin Serenity Spa & Salon is conducting a Back to School Supply Drive throughout the month of July to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County. Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County serve over 3,000 at-risk youth six to 18 years of age with after-school programs, summer pr...
College holds information session
Auto Technology and AC, Refrigeration and Heating Programs July 23 For Hometown News FORT PIERCE -- Get ready to find out how to jumpstart career options in two profitable and in-demand career fields. Those interested in preparing for a career in Automotive Technology or Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology will want to atte...
Reminder for coastal residents to be sea turtle friendly
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Sea turtle-friendly lighting requirements remain in effect during nesting season. These requirements are in effect from March 1 through Nov. 15. Research has shown that improper beach-front lighting greatly increases sea turtle disorientation and mortality. Sea turtle disorientation reports for the 2014 nesti...

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