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Museum to celebrate Earth Day
For Hometown News JENSEN BEACH -- Celebrate Earth Day at The Children's Museum's environmentally focused spring festival, Earth Fest. Earth Fest will take place on April 13th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Children's Museum in Indian RiverSide Park. Get ready for a full day of family fun activities of field day games, bounce houses, food, refre...
Volunteers needed to deliver meals
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- The Council on Aging of Martin County is looking for volunteers to deliver hot noontime meals to area homebound residents. Delivery hours are 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Routes can also be shared on a bi-weekly basis; businesses can also adopt a route. Meals on Wheels volunteers must have...
Hardware center supports art contest
For Hometown news PALM CITY -- Peter's Hardware Center in Palm City, which has been an avid supporter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, conducted an art contest to benefit the nonprofit organization. Peter Wernick, owner of Peter's Hardware Center, made a donation to the Palm City Elementary School's art program. That donation led t...
'Survivor's' kick-off annual event
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- In a nation where more than one million people will be diagnosed with cancer this year, Central Martin County is invited to celebrate life. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a unique fundraising event in which teams of participants take turns walking the track overnight in an effort to fight cancer...
Theories behind human aggression explained
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- Using social, cultural and biological research, Indian River State College professor Joe Grisham will discuss current theories of human aggression on April 16 at 1:30 p.m. at the Hoke Library, 1150 N.W. Jack Williams Way in Jensen Beach. Dr. Grisham's lecture explains how the turbulent events of the last few y...
Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast announces winner
For Hometown news MARTIN COUNTY -- Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast held their annual signature fundraising event, 'Watch A Rising Star,' at the Kravis Center. This dynamic event featured five high school seniors who auditioned and were selected to compete for $11,000 in scholarship money. After months of coaching and a n...
Travel fundraiser starts veterans fund at House of Hope
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- Fun Tours Travel has presented House of Hope with the first round of funds from Travel for the Troops, an event created to raise money to help struggling veterans in our community. The House of Hope Veterans Fund has received $7,000 so far, and the total is expected to double once all pledges are collected. Ve...
College registration began April 1
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Registration for the Summer I and II Semesters at Indian River State College began April 1. Summer I Semester classes begin May 8, and Summer II classes begin June 25. IRSC is recognized nationally for providing a quality education with affordable tuition. Substantiating this is the College's ranking as the ...
Golf event to benefit American heroes
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- The National Navy SEAL Museum announces its inaugural Navy SEAL Museum Golf Tournament Luncheon, Auction and Action on April 21 at the Moorings Club in Vero Beach. The funds raised by the event will benefit the National Navy SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce and Trident House in Sebastian, which serves as a healing ...
Funding for beaches heading to Fort Pierce, Martin County
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Congressman Patrick E. Murphy (FL-18) announced that the Army Corps of Engineers is awarding funding to restore Fort Pierce Beach to its pre-Hurricane Sandy condition. Furthermore, the Army Corps is in the process of releasing funding needed for the Martin County Shore Protection Project. "From day one, getti...
Pinewood Elementary Students Graduate from DARE program
For Hometown News STUART -- Attorney Richard Wade of Goldstein, Schmitt and Wade represented the law firm at the Pinewood Elementary fifth-grade class Drug and Alcohol Resistance Education graduation in February. This school year the law firm sponsored the DARE tee-shirts at Pinewood Elementary, Seawind Elementary, Port Salerno Elementary, Hobe...
Local students impacting future generations through art education
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- If you walk into the Costella Williams Learning Center in New Monrovia Park in Stuart on a Thursday afternoon you will see many happy children running about, singing, laughing and taking part in a variety of after-school activities. Even more inspiring, is the ability to see firsthand how one generation of stu...
Showdown raises $5,500 for United Way
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- Unseasonably cool spring weather and a clean ground swell set quite a stage for the fifth annual Single Fin Showdown raising $5,500 for United Way of Martin County. Hundreds of beachgoers came out in droves to watch the 125 surfers of all ages compete on an original retro surfboard provided to them at random i...
United Way leads positive picketing tour
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- United Way staff and volunteers visited all 11 Publix locations in Martin County in February to personally thank employees for their contributions to United Way's annual campaign. Publix Super Markets and its employees take great pride in supporting their local community, and United Way helps turn their hard-e...
Attorney reaches out to injured firefighter
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- As soon as Attorney Lauri J. Goldstein heard about Jahwann McIntyre, the injured Martin County firefighter, she wanted to help out. "Firefighters and the police risk their lives everyday to keep each of us, our families and our personal property safe and when they are injured, it is important that we step forw...
Hobe Sound Community Chest awards $14,000 to Martin Volunteers
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- United Way of Martin County's Martin Volunteers program was awarded a $14,000 grant from the Hobe Sound Community Chest. The investment will help Martin Volunteers apply the skills and expertise of volunteers to have a positive impact on the lives of others while easing the workload of overtasked service provi...
Barbeque competition coming to town
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Don't miss out on the food, fun and friends at the second Annual Treasure Coast BBQ Championship, scheduled for May 10 starting at 4:30 p.m. and on May 11 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Veterans Park Riverwalk Center, at 600 N. Indian River Drive in Fort Pierce. Last year, more than 5,000 people enjoyed the festiv...
Early Learning Coalition promotes children's week in Martin County
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- As the saying goes, children are one-third of our population and all of our future. In order to celebrate children and highlight the critical issues that they face, a grassroots event called Children's Week is coordinated every year throughout Florida. Held from April 7 - 12, 2013, the 18th annual Children's W...
Annual event to be held to benefit Molly's House
For Hometown News STUART -- The Molly's House fourth annual Prêt À Manger is scheduled for April 22. Prêt À Manger, meaning 'a little taste' in French, is a food and wine sampling event with a silent auction to benefit Molly's House. The participating food vendors will be judged by food critics and an award will be given to the best appetizer, ...
Obituaries
Rose Giuseppa Pepe Rose Giuseppa Pepe, 89, of Hobe Sound, died March 23, 2013. She was born in New York, and lived in Hobe Sound for 30 years. She is survived by her several grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Arrangements by All County Funeral Home & Crematory, Treasure Coast Chapel....
Local writers receive scholarships
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Excellence in writing earned first and second-place high school seniors two-year scholarships to Indian River State College and top honors in the College's annual Creative Writing Contest. Saint Edward's Upper School seniors and Vero Beach residents, Caroline Petty and Elliot Jaffe, were the first and second-...
College to offer one-day conference
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- The Indian River State College School of Education is offering a one-day conference, "Effective Teaching in Tomorrow's Classroom," from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 4 at the IRSC Main Campus, Brown Center, Y Building, on 35th Street in Fort Pierce. Current topics will be discussed, including a keynote address by Alex...
College to host financial aid, job placement services
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Indian River State College will offer help in obtaining financial aid for college, as well as provide information regarding job placement services every third Wednesday of every month. The dates are April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, Aug. 21, and Sept. 18. The sessions will be held at the IRSC Main Campus, C...
Veteran's invited to attend event at college
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Indian River State College will hold an information session for the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23 at the IRSC Main Campus in Fort Pierce. The Veterans Showcase event is especially targeted for unemployed veterans with an honorable discharge, ages 35 to 60, who wo...
Congressman gives part of his pay to charity
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Congressman Patrick E. Murphy (FL-18) will be donating $8,700 of his pay to local charities. Each month, Rep. Murphy will take five percent of his paycheck to give to a different charity serving the Treasure Coast and the Palm Beaches. His first contribution will be going to assist the family of Sgt. Gary Mor...
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 i...

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