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YMCA recognizes volunteer
INDIANTOWN -- Last week, during National Volunteer Week, the YMCA of the Treasure Coast thanked its volunteers for their efforts in keeping the Y kids safe, the facilities looking clean and the members happy. Amongst those acknowledged was long-time Indiantown YMCA volunteer, Ben Sorenson. Mr. Sorenson, 85, has volunteered at...
Hurricane season is coming
Hometown News Hurricane Guides will be inserted in papers for May 24. Copies will also be available at the Treasure Coast Square mall in Jensen Beach for the Hurricane Preparedness Expo on Saturday, May 18, to help residents prepare for hurricane season, which begins June 1.
New partnership turns trash into treasure
MARTIN COUNTY -- Waste not, want not. That's the motto of Martin County's Solid Waste Division as they announce a partnership with INEOS New Planet BioEnergy that will turn Martin County's vegetative waste into energy in the form of bioethanol and renewable power. "Martin County is committed to being as sustainable and enviro...
Talent on center stage
The Indiantown Boys and Girls Club performs 'Girl On Fire' with creative movement under the instruction of Florida Arts and Dance. The 2013 End Of The Year Night With The Stars for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Martin County was held at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Palm City on Friday, May 9....
When residents give from the heart
Hello everyone. While the heat is starting to climb, there has been no slowing down of events here in Martin County. What I've noticed lately, though, is that these events have a common theme -- they are geared not so much for entertainment, but to help people. Take, for example, the Family Day being planned at the Marasco Ranch on May 19. This d...
Recycling company achieves record-breaking recycling rate
PALM CITY -- Prior to 2009, the Martin County landfill had never operated a construction and demolition recycling facility. Just four years later, the county can proudly announce that of all the construction and demolition material dropped off at the Palm City C&D Recycling Facility in March, 86 percent was diverted for recycl...
Pine School artists display work
Shaye Babb, 17, of Tequesta, with art instructor Maria Miele of Palm City, pose in front of Shaye's images at the Fifth Annual One Orange Wall exhibition of advanced visual art created by Pine School students....
Day care for special needs children now open
MARTIN COUNTY -- Bringing special care to the county's special needs children, the Martin County Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care will be celebrating its grand opening with an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 18. The organization, located at 310 S.W. Ocean Blvd. in Stuart is a medical day care f...
Clam bake and comedy show
Desi Kane of Port St. Lucie on harmonica and vocals, Kevin Peck of Jensen Beach on guitar perform on stage. Project L.I.F.T.'s third annual Clam Bake and Comedy Show was held at the House of Refuge in Stuart on Friday, May 10. Project Lift (Life Initiatives For Teens) is an organization that helps at-risk youth....
Sheriff donates television to nonprofit
MARTIN COUNTY -- Following a visit and tour of nonprofit children's counseling center Tykes and Teens, Martin County Sheriff's Office representatives were impressed with the work the agency was doing for local kids in need, and eager to offer assistance. Tykes and Teens' employees mentioned that the television in the training ...
Funding comes through to help with beach projects
MARTIN COUNTY -- After the last couple of storms, in particular Hurricane Sandy, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers looked at a number of studies and where emergency disaster money could best be allocated. Out of all the studies, 12 were given a "positive outcome" and were determined to warrant federal fund...
Wildcats take championship
The Treasure Coast Wildcats 10U team won the Florida Premier 10U travel ball championship May 4 in Lantana. The Wildcats went undefeated this year in Florida Premier League play at 12-0, and won their semifinal game against the Stuart Steelers 8-0. They went on to win the championship game in dramatic fashion with a w...
College and research institute announce intern program
Indian River State College and Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies have launched an innovative new work-study internship program that engages students in cutting-edge bioscience research while they earn a paycheck and receive a $1,250 per semeste...
Hometown News takes 13 awards in national, state contests
The results are in from not one, but two newspaper competitions, and Hometown News brought home a combined total of 13 awards. "These awards illustrate the dedication and commitment the Hometown News team has, not only to their customers, but to the community as well," said Lee Mooty, general manager of Hometown News. "We look forw...
Celebrating 100 years of East Stuart
Join Dr. W. Jay Thompson from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 18 in celebrating the centennial of East Stuart's history. He will have a presentation "Remembering Our Roots: East Stuart Then and Now." Mr. Thompson, founder of the East Stuart Historical Society, takes the audience on a multi-media journey of the people...
Up & coming
Band to perform The Stuart Community Concert Band will perform "March Madness in May" on Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m. The concert will feature a variety of marches and familiar tunes. Tickets, which are $4 for Kane members, $6 for non-members, are available at the Kane Center or by calling (772) 223-7800 (Monday - Friday). Tickets will also be av...

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