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Local officials proclaim October as Domestic Violence Awareness month
MARTIN COUNTY -- It all started with one day in 1981 known as the "Day of Unity." That day became a nationally designated awareness month by Congress in 1989, and this year, officials from the city of Stuart and Martin County...
Dancing like the stars
Marie Davi of Palm City performs the Salsa with Manolo Soler of Fort Pierce in the fourth annual 'Dancing With Our P.A.L.s' event. The event pairs seven local non-dancers with professionals for 12 weeks of practice to perform at the Sunrise Theatre in downtown Fort Pierce on Sept. 21. The event benefits the Fort...
Blood collections remain halted in Martin County
TREASURE COAST -- OneBlood collections in Martin County remain halted as a precaution against Dengue Fever. OneBlood resumed blood collections in St. Lucie County effective Sept. 23. As a proactive and precautionary measure, OneBlood temporarily suspended blood collections in Martin and St. Lucie counties after multiple cases of...
Club takes aim at fundraising goal with sporting clay event on Nov. 9
MARTIN COUNTY -- When Palm City resident Barbara Essenwine was asked to fill a spot on her company's charity sporting clay team three years ago, she figured it was worth a shot. Little did she know she would quickly go from a shooting neophyte to helping plan a sporting clay shoot event for an organization close to her heart, ...
Veteran Connection offers job coaching, employment opportunities
MARTIN COUNTY -- Many veterans stumble when it comes to finding employment. Nationally, the unemployment rate for veterans is 9.9 percent, but locally, the number is a staggering 12.6 percent and rising. The transition from military life to civilian life can be the biggest hurdle and sometimes all a veteran needs to succeed is...
Getting prepared for emergencies
From left Zack Staten, 15, of Port St. Lucie, John Martinez, 11, of Fort Pierce, Landall Brown, 16, of Vero Beach, Christian Downs,15, of Fort Pierce, and, on the board, Adrian Scott, 11, of Vero Beach, as they learn to a carry a wounded person to safety. The Treasure Coast District, Boy Scouts of America, condu...
College expands bachelor degree programs
FORT PIERCE -- Indian River State College received unanimous approval from the State Board of Education on Sept. 17 to launch new Bachelor's Degree programs in accounting, elementary education and health care management, expanding IRSC's baccalaureate programs to 23. Classes will begin Jan. 8, 2014, and applications for the ne...
Walking for mental health awareness
Stuart resident Andrea Gweenley, psychotherapist at Tykes and Teens, walks with son Matthew, 6, daughter Hannah, 9, and husband Will. iRock the Walk for Mental Health Awareness, a four mile family fun walk to benefit the Palm City non-profit counseling center Tykes and Teens, was held at Memorial Park in Stuart ...
Local 'celebrity' chefs sign on to dinner party
HOBE SOUND -- The Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce is selling tickets for their newest fundraiser, Dine Around Hobe Sound Progressive Dinner Party on Saturday October 5th. The event committee promises guests will enjoy a delicious meal at 'celebrity' chamber members' homes. Dine Around Hobe Sound, presented by Gary and Carmen Ub...
Boosterthon fun run
Cameron Kindig, front, with second grade teacher Bethany Reece, leading their class to the track. Felix A. Williams students and teachers participated in the Boosterthon Fun Run on Sept. 21, encouraging fitness, leadership and character while helping their school to meet their financial goals. The Boosterthon Fu...
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Sidewalk, fishing pier closed temporarily for repairs Sandsprit Park in Martin County is undergoing repairs from damage caused by Hurricane Sandy last year. The sidewalk along the north side seawall is being removed and replaced. This will result in this area being temporarily closed along with Fishing Pier No. 2 for the length of the project. ...

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