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Paraprofessional named School-related Employee of the Year
MARTIN COUNTY -- Congratulations to Annmarie Sperger, an ESE Paraprofessional at Hidden Oaks Middle School, for being named the Martin County School District's 2013 School-Related Employee of the Year. "Annmarie is dedicated to and proud of our school," wrote Principal Jenny Newsome in her nomination of Mrs. Sperger for this a...
People rally against arcade legislation
MARTIN COUNTY -- People took to the streets on Sunday, rallying against the proposed ban on adult arcade ban proposed by state government. A bill proposing a ban on Internet cafes passed the House on Friday, and by Monday, the Senate's version of the bill moved through its first committee. The ban doesn't...
ArtsFest offers something for everyone
Janeen Mason, award-winning author, illustrator and speaker, hangs a work completed by Avery, 5, in green shirt and her sisters, Ireland, 3, striped shirt, and in pink, Bella Childre of Sewall's Point at the 26th Annual ArtsFest at Memorial Park in downtown Stuart on Sunday, March 24....
A plan for an innovative, high-quality autism program
MARTIN COUNTY -- Everyone has heard the TV commercials about the incidence of autism, but did you know how difficult it is for people with autism and their families to find help on the Treasure Coast? The good news is there is a plan for a Comprehensive Autism Center in Stuart. April is National Autism Awareness month, and there...
Shore protection project underway
MARTIN COUNTY -- Approximately four miles of beach, stretching from the north Martin County line south to Indian River Plantation will be renourished as part of a federal, state and local project to protect and rebuild local shorelines and dunes. The project is led by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and is required to mainta...
Celebrating the start of Carter Park
Thelma Waters, long time Indiantown resident and community leader, speaks about Carter Park and its benefits to the community at the Carter Park Construction Kick-off in Indiantown on Thursday, March 21. When finished, Carter Park will feature 40 affordable housing sites and a 22,000-square-foot Boys and Girls C...
Medical companies to work together
TREASURE COAST -- The Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute of Florida signed affiliation agreements on March 15 with two of the region's healthcare facilities, Jupiter Medical Center and Martin Memorial. The agreements were part of the institute's dedication to research in the community, and honored part of its commitment to the...
Marking area's local history
Will Ghioto, president of Southeast Florida Archaeological Society, at the dedication of the heritage marker for Mount Elizabeth, a 4,000-year-old mound built by Ais Indians, at Indian RiverSide Park in Jensen Beach on Sunday, March 24....
Scholarship program offers hope for struggling families
MARTIN COUNTY -- From an early age, David Wise could be found singing, dancing and putting on performances for his family and friends. It was evident that he had talent and a passion for the performing arts, but as he grew older, he began to understand that although he loved singing and dancing it would be too difficult for his...
Helping wildlife
Local nature artist Pamela Hoke of Stuart partnered up with the Treasure Coast Wildlife Center to paint animals in the center, selling the paintings with half the proceeds to benefit the center. Pamela works on One Feather The Great Horned Owl at the 26th Annual ArtsFest at Memorial Park in downtown Stuart on ...
Help for parents is everywhere
Hello, everyone. With the recent announcement of the school-related employee of the month, the spotlight is shining once again on the many adults who make it their career to help children. And while I congratulate Annmarie Sperger from Hidden Oaks Middle School, I want to take a moment to let everyone know that there are a lot of opportunities fo...
A day at the races for the Humane Society
Fur Season's sixth annual Mutt Derby to benefit Treasure Coast Humane Society in Stuart was held Saturday, March 23. In the last five years the event has raised $35,000. Contestants make a mad dash for the finish line at the Fur Season's Sixth Annual Mutt Derby in Stuart on Saturday, March 23....
Organic farming has become a growing trend in area
MARTIN COUNTY -- Organic seems to be a fast-growing grocery trend which is making green markets shoppers very happy. Locally produced supplies such as honey, fresh vegetables, baked goods, dairy and meats have become staples at fresh markets like Stuart Green Market. Farmers sell locally-grown goo...
Up & coming
School to host color run, music, food festival The Pine School is combining the Knight Run 5K and the Pinedemonium Music and Food Festival - to create a fun, memorable weekend for the whole family. The Knight Run will welcome runners from across the area on April 5, and Pinedemonium will feature local bands and food vendors on April 6. Both eve...

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