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Program offers an inside look at service dogs
MARTIN COUNTY -- People love dogs. They're furry and friendly and when dog owners are out with their pet for a stroll, they can expect to be stopped frequently by animal lovers wanting to say hello. But not all dogs are simply pets; some are working hard to protect their owners and Laurie Volpe, certified ser...
Free energy assessments for city residents
STUART -- The Solar and Energy Loan Fund is partnering with the City of Stuart to provide city residents with free energy assessments to help them reduce their overall energy consumption and monthly electricity bills. The free energy assessments include a complete home energy assessment from a state-certified energy rater, which...
Bobbing for apples? Far too easy
Eleven year olds Jordan Greene, Shn'nell Snipes, and Emily Bornarth bob for chocolate doughnuts with Shn'nel the first to finish. Murray Middle School's second annual Fall Festival, put together by administration, faculty, and staff, was held at Murray Middle School in Stuart on Friday, Oct. 18....
Home for young mothers expanding
TEQUESTA -- Hannah's Home in Tequesta is expanding and the community is invited to join in on the celebration on Nov. 2. The nonprofit organization that provides a home for girls who are pregnant and have nowhere else to go is breaking ground for several new facilities on the three and a half acres they acqu...
A couple of little characters
Stuart residents Max Ducote and Morgan McNicholas walk in the 2013 Hobgoblins on Main Street Parade, an event presented by the Stuart Main Street and Downtown Business Association, held in Stuart on Saturday, Oct. 26....
Project brings teens, seniors together
MARTIN COUNTY -- As seniors spoke fondly about childhood memories and meaningful life events, students sat, smiled, and listened intently, while caretakers and teachers looked on with full hearts as generations came together for a touching project. Three times over the past few weeks Jennifer Pope's 10th gra...
Playground committee receives grant
JENSEN BEACH -- The Jensen Beach Community Playground Committee was awarded a $20,000 grant from Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida to help build a new playground at Jensen Beach Elementary that will be open to students and the public. A total of $300,000 is needed to build the new playground. The committee has ...
Gourd-gathering gurus
Sevin Bullwinkle/staff photographer Jessica Berger helps her daughter Alli, 8, to load another pumpkin into their cart at the pumpkin patch at First Methodist Church in Stuart on Friday, Oct. 25....
Inlet maintenance dredging project to begin in early November
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Maintenance dredging of the St. Lucie Inlet will begin in early November and will continue through the end of February 2014. Equipment to be used in the four-month long project, such as vessels and barges, will begin arriving in the area in the coming days. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded the dre...
College, bank to host entrepreneurship conference
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Entrepreneurs, educators, business leaders and managers will not want to miss a special two-day Entrepreneurship Conference designed to review resources and best practices to promote entrepreneurship in today's economy. The inaugural Business and Entrepreneurship Conference, sponsored by PNC Bank at Indian Rive...
Preschool visits local farm
For Hometown News PALM CITY -- The YMCA of the Treasure Coast supports a premise that children will choose healthier foods, including more fruits and vegetables, if products are fresh, locally grown, and picked at the peak of their flavor. To introduce this ideal to participants at an early age, the Y's Teddy Bear Academy Preschool visited a lo...
Musicians orchestrate food drive
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Members of the Treasure Coast Youth Symphony are orchestrating a food drive as part of Orchestras Feeding America, a national initiative where America's symphony orchestras help collect food for their local communities. TCYS musicians are asking concertgoers to bring non-perishable food donations to TCYS concer...
Fall festival fun
Sevin Bullwinkle /staff photographer Clinic Health Assistant Kim Fishbein from Stuart, dressed as Sleeping Beauty's 'Maleficent', gives some cotton candy to Dawson Wallace, 13, also from Stuart....
Local personalities to raise money for pets
For Hometown News STUART -- On Nov. 16, from 2-4 p.m. local notables will be sent to "The Dog House" to raise pet food and cash donations for the pets of needy seniors in Martin County. Individuals can also nominate someone they would like to be "Sent to the Dog House." Those participating will be contacting their friends and colleagues to mak...
Food bank begins collections for holiday season
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Marking its 25th year in the fight against hunger, Treasure Coast Food Bank launches the annual Great Treasure Coast Holiday Food Drive this month, an effort to ensure that all families in Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin and Okeechobee counties enjoy holiday meals. "We're so grateful that we live in such a gi...
Need to know
Advisory lifted near Sandsprit Park The Florida Department of Health in Martin County has lifted a health advisory for the waters near Sandsprit Park in Port Salerno and the Stuart Sandbar after samples showed consistent results in the good/acceptable range for enteric bacteria. The health advisory continues for the waters near the Roosevelt Brid...

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