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Dance studio raises money for shelter
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- Music filled the air as newly trained and professional dancers took to the dance floor as part of a first-time event to raise funds and awareness for the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast. The Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Stuart sponsored a dance series that started in September and culminated with a finale...
Luncheon to benefit Treasure Coast nonprofit
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- The Founding Friends of Treasure Coast Hospice will hold a butterfly luncheon, on Jan. 28. Ticket sales have been brisk and hundreds of ladies throughout Martin and St. Lucie counties are looking forward to spending a delightful afternoon at the Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club, all while supporting Treasu...
Student completes 75 hours of work for degree
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- Shanna Beard, a student at Indian River State College, completed the 75 hours of work required by her community/public health nursing class at Martin County Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care, a medical day care center for medically fragile, complex children in Stuart. "I chose Martin County PPEC after talking...
Bank supports nonprofit for more than 25 years
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- In keeping with Seacoast National Bank's legacy of more than 25 years of support for the March of Dimes, the organization recently announced it would donate $15,000 as the 2013 premiere sponsor for Treasure Coast March for Babies, which includes Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie counties. Seacoas...
Residents recognized for 'character'
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- United Way of Martin County's CHARACTER COUNTS! program recognized 10 outstanding employees with an Employee Pillar of Character award. For the past decade, colleagues and employers have nominated unsung heroes of the workplace for exemplifying the six pillars of character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibi...
Couple donates $2 million to Martin Health System
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- The philanthropic efforts of H. William and Patricia Lichtenberger have played a pivotal role in helping Martin Health System provide the community access to exceptional health care. The Lichtenbergers continued that commitment with a $2 million gift to the Martin Health Foundation. Funds from the gift will be...
Nonprofit receives holiday help
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- The Piper's Landing Women's Golf Association recently concluded its annual holiday sharing drive, and the results will go a long way toward helping House of Hope families in need. The leaders of the drive, Doris Medwin and Nancy Lindeberg, set up a Thanksgiving tree in the Piper's Landing clubhouse to prompt t...
Annual parade, tree lighting took place Dec. 1
For Hometown News INDIANTOWN -- The annual Indiantown Christmas parade took place on Dec. 1. Hundreds of children of all ages lined up along the parade route from Big Mound Park on Indian Mound Drive to the Post Family Park on Warfield Boulevard. County Commissioners John Haddox, Sarah Heard, Anne Scott and Doug Smith rode along on floats desig...
Event raises thousands for breast cancer care
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- The second-annual "Pars Fore Pink" golf tournament proved to be a tremendous success, raising approximately $46,000 for breast cancer treatment at the Robert and Carol Weissman Cancer Center at Martin Health. More than 200 golfers participated on two courses at the PGA Golf Club in St. Lucie West. The event wa...
Pinwheels raise awareness of prematurity
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- During the last week of November, visitors to Martin Medical Center in Stuart were greeted with 142 colorful pinwheels scattered throughout the grassy portion of the hospital's main entrance. The pinwheels project is part of prematurity awareness month, a campaign launched by Martin County Healthy Start Coalit...
Free skin cancer screenings available
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- McKay Dermatology & MedSpa will offer free skin cancer screenings to the public throughout December and January at their Stuart and Hobe Sound offices. "Skin cancer is unique in that it is the only cancer you can see on the surface of the skin. A skin cancer screening is a visual, non-invasive exam that only t...
College receives grant
For Hometown news TREASURE COAST -- Indian River State College has been awarded a grant to investigate the use of virtual reality to enhance teacher effectiveness and student achievement. Ten sites across the country will participate in the national research project led by the University of Central Florida using TeachLivETM, a computer- simulat...
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 i...
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 S...

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