Everyone asked to "Stamp Out Hunger" on May 11
The annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive organized by the National Association of Letter Carriers will be conducted Saturday, May 11.
Stamp Out Hunger is the nation's largest single-day food drive.
Recommended items include canned meats, soup, fruit, vegetables, pasta, peanut butter, beans, tomato-based products, cereal and rice. Do not include items that have expired, require refrigeration or are in glass containers.
All area residents can help by bagging nonperishable food items and putting it by their mailbox for letter carriers to pick up on May 11.
Emergency road closure
The Martin County Engineering Department advises the public of an emergency road closure.
The eastbound lane of S.E. Heritage Boulevard, inside the Heritage Ridge Golf Club in Hobe Sound is closed due to an underground pipe collapse.
Residents east of the Heritage Ridge Clubhouse must us Dixie Highway or Constitution Boulevard until further notice. The closure will remain in effect until further notice.
Oversize vessel transport
Beginning at 4 a.m. on May 11, Jim Smith Boats will be transporting an oversize vessel along the following route: west on S.E. Slater Street; South on U.S. 1; east on S.E. Cove Road; north on S.E. Manatee Cove Road; west on S.E. Horseshoe Point Road; north of S.E. Robertson Road; and west on S.E. Boat Yard Drive.
It is anticipated the transport will be complete by 10 a.m.
Discussion series continues
Learn about the distinct history of Indiantown's African-American community during Indiantown Speaks: African-American culture at 3 p.m. on May 11 in the community room of the Elisabeth Lahti Library, 15200 S.W. Adams Avenue in Indiantown.
Discover when, why and how African Americans came to call Indiantown home. Free and open to the public, the event also features samples of traditional food.
For more information, call (772) 221-1403 or visit the website at www.library.martin.fl.us.
Indian RiverSide Park field renovation work complete
Landscaping and maintenance work to improve the safety and aesthetics of the open grass area at the south end of Indian RiverSide Park around the pavilions has been completed.
The area was properly graded and the cement steps leading up to the Francis Langford Pavillion were refurbished and painted. Additional pavers were installed around the pavilions. New sod was also installed.
The Parks and Recreation Department appreciated the public's patience during the renovation. Additional remediation is taking place around the amphitheater at the Mansion at Tuckahoe, and is expected to be complete in 60 days.