I am a big supporter of local businesses, and I also love to eat.
So I was very excited when I found out that those two loves were coming together in a delicious way in Hobe Sound this weekend.
The Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce is having its very first Ho So Pub Crawl at 4 p.m. on April 6.
Participants get a T-shirt, a chance to win raffle prizes and a free drink at each business they stop at. So far, there's six signed up: Taste Restaurant, Flash Beach Grille, Kwik Stop and Manato's Bridge One Pizza, Harry and the Natives and Scooter's Fine Food and Spirits.
This sound like a great way to get to know the businesses better and it looks like a lot of fun.
Another place to try if you haven't already is Fresh Catch Seafood Grill on Indian Street in Stuart.
Now, don't panic because they are in the same location that Tin Fish used to be in. It turns out it's the same owners, just a different name for the restaurant.
Eric and Jocelyn Olson have been so successful since they opened their doors, they decided to offer us even more.
So they have expanded to a full-service dining restaurant and have even broadened their menu.
While they are still offering favorites like the fish taco and fish sandwich, you now have a lot more to choose from.
One thing remains the same for Eric and Jocelyn, though. You can count on the freshest fish from local fishermen arriving daily and prepared with the expert skills you have come to expect from them.
Also, I got some good news from Martin County this week. The community redevelopment agency has extended their deadline for residents to apply to be a part of their neighborhood advisory committee.
This is a great way for someone who is interested in improving the community they live in to step up and have a voice. The local government only has so many dollars to work on neighborhood projects, and they need help putting it to the best use.
The form can be filled out online or can be mailed in, and is available at the Martin County Administrative Center in Stuart.
Here's the chance for someone to be a part of the change they want to see happen where they live.
Have a good week, everyone, and drive safe.
Dawn Krebs is the associate managing editor of Hometown News and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.