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Economic damage from water run-off devastates area
TREASURE COAST -- Some bearing signs and homemade T-shirts begging government to "Save our Rivers" are fighting for the health of an ecosystem. Some are fighting for the ability to return to normal water-based recreation. Some are fighting for their very livelihood. Thousands bombarded the beaches in Stuart an...
Superintendent looks forward to school year
MARTIN COUNTY -- Martin County Schools Superintendent Laurie Gaylord is looking forward to a new school year filled with all kinds of new programs and technology that will keep students on the fast track to success. In addition to offering the regular programs that have helped make Martin County Schools "A-Rat...
Triathlon brings out youngest athletes
MARTIN COUNTY -- Dozens of young athletes stroked, pedaled and pounded their way through the second annual kids' triathlon at Sailfish Splash Water park on August 4. Children from 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12 competed to see who could swim the fastest, cycle the quickest, and run the hardest for a finisher's medal...
Getting ready for classes
Jennifer Torres, 10, of Stuart, Jayden Trimble, 10, Jeffrey Trimble, 11 and, in front Jayla Trimble, 6, all of Jensen Beach, in line to receive back packs....
Nonprofit seeking community support
MARTIN COUNTY -- Thanks to Schlitt Insurance Services, SafeSpace recently received $2,000 from a contest entry to the Safeco Insurance Make More Happen Awards. But now, SafeSpace has the chance to receive an additional $10,000 from the Safeco Make More Happen online contest. "Safeco's Make More Happen Awards celebrate volunteeri...
County recycling program earns tops in state
MARTIN COUNTY -- Martin County can hold its head high knowing that it has the best recycling program in the state. The Utilities and Solid Waste Department was commended by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for the county's recycling rate of over 75 percent in 2012, thanks in part to the peopl...
Enjoying the National Night Out
The Stuart Police Department celebrated the 30th anniversary of National Night Out at the 10th Street Recreation Center in Stuart on Tuesday, Aug. 6. National Night Out is a celebration of citizens and police working together to combat crime and is celebrated in more than 15,000 communities, through out the Uni...
Safety should be main focus of bicyclists
MARTIN COUNTY -- Bicycle safety isn't just for school-aged children. Adults need to learn the rules of the road when operating a pedal-powered vehicle, too. Hundreds of bicyclists are killed and thousands injured each year in traffic accidents in Florida, in part because of a lack of sufficient knowledge and s...
Breakfast, physical activity help students excel
TREASURE COAST -- As students prepare to go back to school, it's important to make sure your child doesn't miss out on the most important meal of the day, breakfast. Having breakfast is not only critical to a child's overall nutrition; it can also play a key role in enhancing academic performance. A recent study reinforces the "...
Surfing into first place
In heat 2, John Gordon takes first place at the Special Olympics Area 10 Surfing Contest held at Stuart Beach on Saturday, Aug. 11....
Parents urged to remember vaccines as children return to school
TREASURE COAST -- As parents begin preparations for the new school year, the Florida Department of Health is urging parents to make sure their children's immunizations are up to date. Certain immunizations and a recent physical are required for school entry into kindergarten. Students entering the seventh grade are required to ...
Need to know
Send in your In Season submissions Attention, area nonprofits, studios, galleries, museums, playhouses, historical sites, symphonies, community clubs and support groups: The deadline for submission of your organization's events in the Hometown News' In Season section this year, which will cover October 2013 through April 2014, will be Saturday,...

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