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Center for boys, families develops community partnerships
MARTIN COUNTY - A $3,000 bequest from Agnes Weeks, a parishioner at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, was one of the first steps in a partnership that will benefit two groups, members said. The money will cover tuition for one boy for three months at the Samaritan Center for Young Boys & Families, a not-for-profit pri...
Art show returns downtown for 22nd year
MARTIN COUNTY -The 22nd annual Downtown Stuart Art Festival is set to bring throngs of art lovers to the area looking to meet the sculptors, painters and other artists who exhibit their work at the show. Attendance at the annual weekend event reaches about 50,000, said spokeswoman AnaBelle Dweck. This year's fest...
'Annie' onstage at StarStruck through Feb. 19
The orphans of the Municipal Girls Orphanage find time to sing about their 'Hard Knock Life' during a performance of 'Annie' at StarStruck Theatre in Stuart last weekend. Performances continue through Sunday, Feb. 19....
Crossing guards honored in Martin County
MARTIN COUNTY - After retiring to Martin County from a 32-year career with the U.S. Postal Service in New York, Frank Megaro wanted to remain active, he said last week. "I didn't want to stay at home watching the boob tube," Mr. Megaro said. To avoid that, he applied to become a school crossing guard in M...
Sculptor converts mechanic shop to gallery, studio, home
HOBE SOUND - Ross Markley has garnered more than 100 prizes in his career and had his art on display at the famed Louvre Museum in Paris. But the award-winning sculptor's latest project is offering rewards of a different nature, as he transforms an old Hobe Sound mechanic's shop into a boutique art gallery, persona...
Ex-attorney accused of stealing money from estate
TREASURE COAST - After a man died in a car crash in 2009, an insurance company sent a $100,000 check as a settlement to his estate, an arrest affidavit said. But representatives of the estate ended up only receiving $5,000, the arrest affidavit said. Authorities accuse Richard Lawrence Brown, who gave up hi...
Group helps residents file income tax refunds
MARTIN COUNTY - A free program to help residents file income tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service resulted in more than $1.83 million in refunds last year. The free service is an annual program from the AARP Foundation, a national nonprofit aimed at helping people older than age 50 lead fulfilling lives. B...
Looking after the lagoon
Indian Riverkeeper George Jones explains to the youth of the River Kidz the importance of keeping pollution from going through the sewer systems as they drain directly to the Indian River Lagoon. Two of the River Kidz founders Evie Flaugh, 10, and Naia Mader, 9, were recognized with the 2012 Environmental Steward...
West to run for District 18 seat
MARTIN COUNTY - Tea Party favorite Congressman Allen West, R-Plantation, who many political pundits say will run unopposed by any Republican in the proposed 18th Congressional district, said he is leaving little to chance. The 22-year United States Army veteran is campaigning for re-election to a Treasure Coast se...
Suspects in Melbourne burglaries arrested in Martin County
MARTIN COUNTY - A Martin County deputy nabbed three men suspected of committing two burglaries in Melbourne about three hours earlier, according to reports. The arrests on Feb. 7 occurred after the deputies spotted a vehicle matching the description of the one involved in the Melbourne burglaries, an arrest affidavit said. Those ar...
On stage with Foreigner
Stuart Middle School choir students took the stage at the Sunrise Theatre in Fort Pierce on Friday Feb. 10 to sing with the rock bank Foreigner. The students sang the chorus on the band's encore song, 'I Wanna Know What Love Is.'...

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