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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...
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...
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...
Library hosting ballroom dance lessons
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- Join the professional dancers from Save the First Dance studio for ballroom dance instruction from 2-3 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 9, 16, 23 and 30 at the Hoke Library, 1150 N.W. Jack Williams Way, Jensen Beach. Learn the rumba and the nightclub two-step in this fun, four-part dance instruction program. Partners ar...
Medical clinic receives donation
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- Stuart's Volunteers in Medicine Clinic now has $100,000 more in its coffers thanks to a donation from the Frances Langford Foundation. The check was presented Dec.11 at the office of the Frances Langford Foundation by attorneys Evans Crary Jr., co-trustee for the foundation and Mike Crary. Mr. Crary serves on ...
Couple donates $100,000 to library foundation
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- Clare and Molly Tyler have donated $100,000 for an endowment for science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs in all branches of the Martin County Library System. In consideration of the endowment, the Teen Zone at the Blake Library will be named in recognition of the Tyler's for the youth of Mart...
Nonprofit dedicates 100th home
For Hometown News PORT SALERNO -- Habitat for Humanity of Martin County will celebrate a tremendous milestone this month: the completion of their 100th home. Through Habitat's efforts, the spirit of community, the pride of home ownership and the rewarding nature of philanthropy have touched the lives of 100 families throughout the county. Habitat...
Obituaries
Martin Hulka Martin Hulka, 90, of Stuart, died Dec. 3, 2012. He was born in New York and lived in Stuart for 25 years. He is survived by four sons, Chris, William, Martin and Steven; six grandchildren and six, great-grandchildren. Arrangements by All County Funeral Home & Crematory. Barbara Ann Hall Barbara Ann Hall, 68, of Stuart, died Dec...
Audubon to host photography contest
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- The Audubon of Martin County is hosting its "Bird's-Eye View" photography contest to provide an opportunity for photographers to showcase Florida's biological diversity via photography. "Our Audubon chapter's goal is to protect and conserve Martin County's natural environment, with a special focus on birds, th...
School to host annual car show
For Hometown News HOBE SOUND -- On Jan. 19, The Pine School will host the sixth annual 100 Years of Cars show from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on its Upper School campus in Hobe Sound. Rocky and Henry Grady, co-chairs of the event, and their committee have been working since the summer to organize the show. The Grady's, who have been involved with 100 Years...
Kickball leagues forming
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Residents are invited to join an ultra-social kickball league. The league is beginning its winter season on Jan. 31. Games will be held on Thursday evenings for nine weeks at Jensen Beach Elementary school in Jensen Beach. The adult coed kickball league costs $56 to play and includes game T-shirt, kick-off p...
College accepting applications for nursing assistant program
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Indian River State College is accepting applications for nursing assistant classes. Most nursing assistants help with patient care activities such as bathing and feeding. Nursing assistants work under the supervision of nursing or medical staff to provide basic care in hospitals, nursing homes, physicians' of...
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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