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Luncheon to benefit local hospice
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - The Founding Friends of Treasure Coast Hospice are spending the summer planning the 18th annual butterfly luncheon to be held at Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club on Jan. 28, 2013. The theme will be "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend." This popular event is usually a sellout and features lunch, a large silent...
Agency seeking proposals for grant projects
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - Forms and instructions for 2013 grant programs for the Florida chapter of the March of Dimes are available at marchofdimes.com/florida. There are two application processes for the 2013 grant program, which support projects that safeguard babies' health. For projects of $3,000 or less, applicants should use the...
Campaign kicks off 40th year
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY - Stacy Ranieri will lead the United Way of Martin County in its 40th year of creating opportunity and lifting the community. Ms. Ranieri, founder and president at The Firefly Group, is confident the momentum built during last year's record-setting campaign will carry over into United Way's 2012-13 campaign. "I'v...
Nonprofit offering free professional development opportunity
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY - United Way of Martin County is seeking community-minded professionals to volunteer in the 2012-13 loaned executive program. Loaned executives will have an opportunity make a big difference in their community, as they'll see first-hand how local contributions are put to work improving lives. The program is also ...
Club, group joins forces
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY - The Hobe Sound and Indiantown branches of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County are working with The First Tee Treasure Coat program so the children can learn how to golf. Trained FTTC instructors, working with the youth development staff of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County, have implemented a summer p...
Attorney named board president
For Hometown News STUART - Joshua D. Ferraro of the Ferraro Law Group of Stuart has been named president of the board of directors of Tykes and Teens for 2012-13. Mr. Ferraro replaces Anthony Loupe, who will serve as CEO of the St. Lucie County Early Learning Coalition. Mr. Ferraro is a partner in the Ferraro Law Group, P.L., a boutique law fir...
Attorney named volunteer of year
For Hometown News MARTIN COUTNY - Jennifer Williamson, an attorney at the law firm of Crary Buchanan, was given the Hibiscus CEO volunteer of the year award. "Each year I have the privilege of choosing an individual who shows dedication to our cause, leadership and a willingness to 'step up to the plate' for the children," said Tom Maher, chief...
Tips for storm-stressed pets
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - Thunderstorms, hurricanes, windstorms and tornados are not always predictable, making storm phobia a particularly difficult fear to treat in pets. For owners whose pets exhibit these fears, it can be equally distressing. Not only do the pets show signs of nervousness (pacing, panting, chewing and drooling), they...
Youth symphony to host auditions
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - Conductors of the Treasure Coast Youth Symphony have set August audition dates for the 2012-13 concert season. Auditions for string instruments will be held Aug. 17 between 4:30 and 8:30 p.m. Auditions for winds, brass and percussion will held Aug. 18 between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Beginning Aug. 6, appointments...
Director appointed to state advisory group
For Hometown News PALM CITY - Darcy Flierl, director of prevention services for the Palm City-based nonprofit Tykes and Teens, has been appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to serve on the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention State Advisory Group. Ms. Flierl joins 15 appointees from across Florida who will, among other duties, develop policy reg...
Hospital named winner
For Hometown News STUART - Martin Health System was recognized nationally this month, as the hospital was named a most wired hospitals and health systems winner by "Hospitals and Health Networks" magazine. This year, only 215 hospitals met most wired criteria, including just five from Florida. "Martin Health has long been committed to utilizing...
Obituaries
Peter J. Ferguson Peter J. Ferguson, 84, of Stuart, died July 17, 2012. Arrangements by All County Funeral Home & Crematory. Alfred Jesse Fletcher Jr. Alfred Jesse Fletcher Jr., 71, of Indiantown, died July 20, 2012. Arrangements by Treasure Coast Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory. Shirley A. Maguire Shirley A. Maguire, 74, of Indiantow...
Company offers discount to veterans
For Hometown News HOBE SOUND - Deborah F. Irvine, president of Family Private Care, a nurse registry headquartered in Hobe Sound, is offering a 5 percent discount to clients who are veterans. "We recently had a patriotic celebration at our headquarters in Hobe Sound honoring our clients and caregivers," said Ms. Irvine. "Our entertainment was a...
Basketball coach to make appearance
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY - Billy Donovan, University of Florida head basketball coach, will make a rare appearance on the Treasure Coast for a dinner event to be held 5 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Indian River State College, Treasure Coast public safety training complex at 4600 Kirby Loop Road in Fort Pierce. Hosted by the Treasure Coast Gato...
Record breaking unclaimed property returns recorded
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - More than $211 million in unclaimed cash and property was returned to Floridians during 2011-12, nearly 12 percent more than the previous fiscal year. Last year, the Bureau of Unclaimed Property approved nearly 300,000 claims to reunite Floridians with their unclaimed property. "During these challenging economi...
Martin County Clubs & Classes
Clubs and organizations .A+ Friendship Group: Nondenominational group for age 50 and older, meets Mondays and Fridays, (except holidays), from 6:30-9 p.m. for cards and games. Snacks are provided, with a $1 donation accepted. Meeting place is at the Vince Bocchino Community Center at Langford Park, 2369 N.E. Dixie Highway, Jensen Beach. For more ...
Martin County Community News
Group accepting membership The Stuart Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol is accepting memberships from men and women ages 12 to 21, who are interested in volunteer work. Attendees will learn teamwork and leadership skills. Meetings are held every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Martin County Sheriff's Office aviation hangar at Witham Field, in...

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