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Holiday home tour sure to raise money for local girls
STUART -- Beautiful homes, whimsical Christmas decorations and expertly ornamented trees are sure to have everyone humming holiday tunes during the Woman's Club of Stuart's Holiday Home Tour. The fifth annual event is the only one like it in the area and will be better than ever in celebration of the club's 100th anniversary ...
Spreading their wings for a day
Stuart's EAA Experimental Aircraft Club Chapter 692 and the Stuart Jet Center held its semi-annual Young Eagles event at Witham Field in Stuart on Saturday, Nov. 16. The event gives kids between the ages of 8 and 17 an opportunity to learn about aviation and go for a flight, free of charge. Sezin Bullwinkle, 13,...
Organization hopes to kick butts out of area
MARTIN COUNTY -- Tobacco litter is unsightly. It accumulates in drains and gutters, it floats in rivers, it's harmful to wildlife, and Keep Martin Beautiful thinks it's time to do something about it. The local branch of the national organization Keep America Beautiful has focused on litter prevention, recycling and community ...
Helping families share the fun of reading
Jaquette Scales, 6, Darion Fate, 5, and Makhi Fyne, 8, fish for paper fish with sight words on them. The kid/parent team with most words collected won. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County are hosting a series of free Family Literacy evening workshops for parents and grandparents of club members. Parents and...
Resident celebrates more than six decades with Kiwanis Club
STUART -- For 63 years, Palm City resident Bill Oughterson has spent his Tuesday afternoons surrounded by friends and colleagues at the Kiwanis Club of Stuart's weekly meetings. Since June of 1950, he has been an active, dependable, hardworking member of the club. As the longest-standing member of the local Kiwanis Club, Mr. Oughterson has worn ...
Rio Community Redevelopment receives set back
RIO -- The Rio Neighborhood Advisory Committee is down but not out after last week's county commission meeting that squelched their plans for community redevelopment. The group of residents whose job is to advocate for the community outlined a Creative Placemaking Plan for the Community Redevelopment Agency. Their purpose is ...
Celebrating adoptions
Children's Home Society hosted the fourteenth annual National Adoption Day Celebration at Langford Park in Jensen Beach on Saturday, Nov. 16, to celebrate Treasure Coast and Okeechobee families that have adopted children, and to raise adoption awareness, educate our community and highlight the need for permanent...
Support small business on Nov. 30
MARTIN COUNTY -- The local restaurants, unique clothing boutiques, quirky shops and independent companies are what keep communities surviving and thriving and local organizations are encouraging residents to support their local businesses. The holiday season is an especially popular time to campaign for shopping local, but it...
Wildfire safety during the holidays
TREASURE COAST -- The Florida Forest Service wants to remind everyone to enjoy the winter holidays with safety in mind. Holiday wildfire safety begins the first day as your family searches for the perfect Christmas tree and Holiday wildfire safety ends with the carefully planned disposal of the tree at the end of the holiday s...
Survey to quantify financial impact of toxic water
MARTIN COUNTY -- Supporting environmental issues wouldn't normally be included in United Way's role as an unbiased advocate for the community's needs. However, the freshwater discharges from Lake Okeechobee have become much more than an environmental issue; it is also an economic, health and safety issue. Many Martin County re...
YMCA partners with café to help support community needs
MARTIN COUNTY -- The YMCA of the Treasure Coast has partnered with Osceola Street Cafe' to help raise money for the Y's annual campaign to ensure that everyone on the Treasure Coast has access to Y programs and services that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Every day, the YMCA of the Treasur...
Promotions mean new ideas, possibilities for area
TREASURE COAST -- The YMCA of the Treasure Coast is growing, which means the organization's programs and community outreach will be expanding, too. The nonprofit that aims to strengthen the community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility recently promoted three current employees, filling one posi...
Win a bike while supporting kids
From left: Jade Smith board member; David Vaina , committee member; Melissa Zolla, committee member; Andie Poli, Junior League of Martin County; Dmitry Mishelvich, owner, Victory Auto Group; Bob Zaccheo, executive director, Project LIFT; Donna Demarchi, Junior Bob Zaccheo sits on the Harley Davidson 'Fat Boy' ...
Lifelong Learning readies for eighth season
TREASURE COAST -- The Fielden Institute for Lifelong Learning at Indian River State College invites new subscribers to enjoy its eighth season of experts and educators as they speak on current issues. The series opens Thursday, Dec. 12 with Andrew Samwick, Professor of Economics, Director of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center fo...
Getting ready to grow
On Thursday, Nov. 14 volunteers from Lowe's Heroes arrived at the Hobe Sound Early Learning Centre to help complete our garden project. They donated plants, tools, a rain barrel and a variety of other items as well as their time. They worked side by side with the children and staff to design the g...
Grant to help provide job training
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Workforce Solutions received a $7,000 community development grant through Wells Fargo to provide Work Certified training to individuals in Indian River, Martin and St. Lucie counties to assist them in developing work readiness skills that will help them advance in today's job market. Work Certified, a national ...
Need to know
Free HIV testing offered In recognition of World AIDS Day, the Florida Department of Health in Martin County will offer free HIV rapid testing on Monday, Dec. 2, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at 3441 S.E. Willoughby Blvd., Stuart. Test results will be available in about 15 minutes. No appointment is needed. According to the Centers for Disease Control a...

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