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Symposium on HIV, AIDS to be held Sept. 14
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY - The Martin County Health Department, in partnership with Indiantown Community Outreach, will present a symposium on HIV/AIDS, on Sept. 14 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Treasure Coast Hospice in Stuart. The seminar will cover information related to the latest research on the virus as well as case management and ...
Shipbuilding workshop to be held Sept. 22
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY - The House of Refuge at Gilbert's Bar will host a model shipbuilding workshop on Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to noon. The fee for the workshop is admission to the House of Refuge $6 per person. Model shipbuilding has been a pastime and an art form for more than 1,000 years, ranging from crude vessels carved out of ivo...
Annual golf tourney to take place Sept. 22
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - The second annual golf tournament to raise money for the Austin Erlanger Memorial Scholarship will be held Sept. 22 at noon at Indian Pines Golf Club. All monies raised are used toward an annual scholarship awarded to a graduating Vero Beach High School senior member of the school choir or show chorus to help ...
Scouts to host car wash
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - The Boy Scouts of America, Gulf Stream Council, will present an inaugural, council-wide car wash on Sept. 15. More than 75 separate Boy Scout troops, Cub Scout packs, Venture Crews (co-ed) and Sea Scouts Ships (co-ed) will host their unit "Car Wash for Scouting" event at numerous locations throughout Palm Beac...
Nonprofit eliminates waiting list at child-care center
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY - Gertrude Walden Childcare Center, a United Way-funded agency in East Stuart, has had a waiting list for enrollment for the past five years, but not this school year, thanks to a one-time grant of $17,000 from the United Way of Martin County Foundation. "Investing in affordable, quality child-care services such ...
Motorcycle big prize at golf tournament
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - Planning for the fifth annual charity golf tournament to benefit Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services is in full swing. The tournament is scheduled for Oct. 13 at the Club Med Sandpiper Bay Golf Club in Port St. Lucie. Registration, including a continental breakfast, will begin at 7:45 a.m. followed by a shotgun...
Health officials warn against mosquito-borne diseases
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - Due to recent floodwaters, Florida Department of Health officials are emphasizing the importance of residents and visitors protecting themselves against mosquito-borne diseases. To prevent mosquitoes from living and multiplying around homes or businesses: .Drain water from garbage cans, buckets, pool covers, c...
Safety check list prepared for seniors
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - Older adults may be among the most vulnerable victims when hurricanes strike. That's why Home Instead Senior Care has issued a disaster safety preparation checklist to help prepare seniors for the possibility of weather emergencies. "We know that a disaster can be deadly for some seniors because of physical an...
Kayak company hosting grand opening
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY - Riverfront Kayaks/Tri-Athletica Sports, the Treasure Coast's newest kayaking and triathlon adventure store, will celebrate its grand opening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 15. The company is offering products and supplies for kayak, running, swimming, cycling and adventure enthusiasts at special prices plus do...
Area marine installed as league's commandant
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY - Lou Calleja of Tequesta was named commandant of the Department of Florida Marine Corps League at their annual convention in Orlando in June. Mr. Calleja's many years of public service began in 1961 as a junior in high school when he joined the U.S. Naval reserves and attended Navy boot camp at Floyd Bennett Fie...
Firefighters, paramedics have successful campaign
For Hometown News STUART - Members of the Professional Firefighters/Paramedics of Stuart the International Association of Firefighters Local 2411 had a successful "Fill the Boot" campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association during August. During their street side collection campaign, the firefighters collected more than $10,550 to assist tho...
Obituaries
Ralph B. Gerlach Ralph B. Gerlach, 96, of Jensen Beach, died Sept. 2, 2012. Arrangements by Forest Hills Funeral Home. Ronald Harrison Johns Ronald Harrison Johns, 80, of Stuart, died Aug. 23, 2012. Arrangements by Haisley Funeral Home. Margaret V. Keir Margaret V. Keir, 100, of Stuart, died on Aug. 30, 2012. Arrangements by Forest Hill ...
College seeking graduates to join association
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - Indian River State College is inviting all graduates to become members of the IRSC alumni association. The association is open to graduates of Indian River Junior College, Indian River Community College and now Indian River State College. There are many activities planned for the 2012-13 academic year includin...
Planetarium kicks off season
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - Kicking off the new Indian River State College Hallstrom Planetarium season is a free star party and open house on Sept. 22 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the IRSC main campus, 3209 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce. The event will feature a preview of the new season's program, as well as guided tours of the night sky through te...
Elevated risk of rip currents expected along beaches
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - The Florida Division of Emergency Management reminds residents and visitors to use caution when visiting the beach, as a high risk of rip currents is expected along some of Florida's coasts this week. Along the Atlantic Coast, through Martin County, ocean swells from Tropical Storm Leslie are generating a high...
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...
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 ...

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