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Stuart woman receives childfree contributor award
MARTIN COUNTY -- A Martin County resident has received a lifetime achievement award for being a pioneer in the controversial childfree movement begun in the 1970s. The members of the International Committee for celebrating Aug. 1 as Childfree Day annually honor an exemplary man and woman for their contributi...
Residents invited to public auction
TREASURE COAST -- Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater invited Floridians to the 2014 Florida Unclaimed Property Auction. This public auction of more than 60,000 items valued in excess of $1 million will be held Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Double Tree Airport Hotel in Orlando. A preview of items will be held on Friday, Aug. 8. Th...
Area Tai-Chi instructor gains fame
TREASURE COAST --To see someone practicing Tai Chi on the Treasure Coast is almost like seeing a Samurai warrior walking down the streets of Manhattan. People seeing someone for the first time practicing Tai Chi in the Far East or in San Francisco's China Town usually do a double-take, but to see someone in ...
School district to host 'Parent University'
STUART -- The Martin County School District will host "Parent University" on Saturday, Aug. 23 from 8 a.m.-noon at South Fork High School. This program is designed to provide important information to parents and other caregivers as they strive to support their child's academic life. Sessions will focus on academic and support...
Wild animals visit the children's museum
Alyssa Yargeau, 6, of Port St. Lucie gets brave, reaching out to touch the alligator's tail. Tim Brown, director of education for the Treasure Coast Wildlife Center, visited the Treasure Coast Children Museum in Jensen Beach brought a cara cara, screech and barn owls, a king snake, an alligator, a crocodile and ...
Reminder for coastal residents to be sea turtle friendly
TREASURE COAST -- Sea turtle-friendly lighting requirements remain in effect during nesting season. These requirements are in effect from March 1 through Nov. 15. Research has shown that improper beach-front lighting greatly increases sea turtle disorientation and mortality. Sea turtle disorientation reports for the 2014 nesti...
Duck Derby
Lifeguards Matt San Juan, 17, Troy Fisher, 17, of Palm City, and Katie Burns of Port St. Lucie, and Martin County Parks and Rec Marketing Coordinator Craig Jon Anderson collect the rubber ducks in preparation for the Duck Derby. The race benefited the Rotary Club's water safety training program for children in M...
Group joins campaign to find families for children with special needs
TREASURE COAST -- Devereux Community Based Care of Okeechobee and the Treasure Coast announced today a joint statewide campaign to increase the number of foster and adoptive parents who will care for more than 800 children in Florida with unique medical, behavioral and developmental needs. In partnership with the Florida Depar...
Department of Health issues a mosquito-borne illness advisory
TREASURE COAST -- The Florida Department of Health in St Lucie County confirmed a case of locally-acquired chikungunya (\chik-en-gun-ye) fever, a disease spread by bites from infected mosquitoes. If a person is infected and bitten by a mosquito, that mosquito may later spread the infection by biting another person. The county'...
Splashing around
Ashlie McCabe of Palm City holds Keegan, her 15 month old son, as they cool off at Sailfish Splash Waterpark in Stuart on Saturday, Aug. 2....

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