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Learn about the area around you
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Posted: 2013 Mar 01 - 07:14

In the midst of everything going on this weekend, there are a few tidbits of fun that's educational as well.

Over at the Smithsonian Marine Station, the doors are being thrown open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 2 to residents interested in learning more about the research being conducted by the scientists there.

The activities will be engaging for both children and adults, and give everyone a better understanding of the marine habitats happening right outside our own doorstep.

It's located at 701 Seaway Drive on South Hutchinson Island in Fort Pierce, and there will be parking available.

And there's some good news for small businesses in the area, the Cottage Food Act was passed in Florida recently, which gives home cooks and farmers the ability to sell their goods at local farmer's markets.

I expect to see a growth in the number of vendors, all offering delicious food, at the area green markets.

I can hardly wait!

And this week, a congratulations goes out to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center, whose trauma center recently received more than $136,000 from the Mark Wandall Traffic Safety Act. The money will benefit the trauma center, and continue to keep the hospital the highest-quality medical facility in our area.

Another thing worth heading out to are the many events honoring Zora Neale Hurston that are coming up in the next few weeks. It was a wonderful grand opening of her exhibit at the library on Jan. 26, and I'm looking forward to seeing the results of all the hard work the residents of the community have put into this.

See you there!

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