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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...
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...
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...
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 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 May 15, June 19, July 17, Aug. 21, and Sept. 18. The sessions will be held at the IRSC Main Campus, Crews Hall,...
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...
RSVP volunteers contribute $1.3 million in volunteer services
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- United Way of Martin County's Martin Volunteers program recently honored its RSVP volunteers during a luncheon at Carrabba's Italian Grill in Stuart. Martin Volunteers' Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is comprised of 886 dedicated volunteers. The annual luncheon is an opportunity to honor RSVP volunteers ...
Media students win big at Addy Awards
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Indian River State College Digital Media students recently took home several top awards in advertising art and design in the Treasure Coast AdFed 2013 Addy Awards contest in Stuart, earning 13 gold awards and 12 silver awards. IRSC Digital Media senior, Ahmad Toom of Port St. Lucie, received the Best of Show ...
United Way honors major donors
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- United Way of Martin County recently honored members of the Keel Club, Tocqueville Society and United Way Foundation Legacy Society during an exquisite lunch at Bonefish Grill in Stuart. Campaign chairwoman, Stacy Ranieri, president of The Firefly Group, announced that United Way is closing in on its 2012-13 g...
Free skin cancer screenings offered
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- May 6 was Melanoma Monday and the official launch of Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month. McKay Dermatology & MedSpa in Stuart will be offering free skin cancer screenings to the public throughout the month of May. "Skin cancer is unique in that it is the only cancer you can see on the surface ...
Students with good character shine in Martin County
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- More than 100 local students were nominated for the 2012-13 Joe Kordick Youth Character Awards, but only 25 were honored with the prestigious award. This year's Joe Kordick Youth Character Awards ceremony, presented by United Way of Martin County's CHARACTER COUNTS! program, took place on Feb. 27 at the Wolf-Hi...
Women's Club wins environmental award
Special to Hometown News STUART -- Each year, Keep Martin Beautiful hosts the Environmental Stewardship Awards as a way to recognize and reward efforts to promote innovative environmental stewardship within the community through education and action. This year, nominated for the first time, the GFWC Hobe Sound Women's Club Treasures from Trash...
Students shine at media showcase
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Indian River State College Digital Media students had an opportunity to showcase their projects at the IRSC 13th Annual Digital Media Student Showcase Exhibition held at the Main Campus in Fort Pierce on April 17. Digital media students combined art, communication and computer skills to develop creative proje...
Fashion show deemed a success
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- The Council on Aging of Martin County's 2013 spring fashion show, "Flower Power," raised over $29,000 to benefit the Council's Meals on Wheels program. This was the seventh year for the annual fundraising event, which featured a luncheon and fashion show emceed by Kelley Dunn of WPTV Channel 5, as well as a si...
High school student receives college service award
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- Indian River State College dual-enrollment student, Mckenzie Merritt, received IRSC's 2013 Community Service Award for her exceptional community involvement, academic success, and leadership skills. She was also honored as one of Florida's best college students as a member of IRSC's All-Florida Academic Team....
Celebrating 100 years of East Stuart
For Hometown News Join Dr. W. Jay Thompson from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 18 in celebrating the centennial of East Stuart's history. He will have a presentation "Remembering Our Roots: East Stuart Then and Now." Mr. Thompson, founder of the East Stuart Historical Society, takes the audience on a multi-media journey of the people...
Funding comes through to help with beach projects
By Dawn Krebs dkrebs@hometownnewsol.com MARTIN COUNTY -- After the last couple of storms, in particular Hurricane Sandy, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers looked at a number of studies and where emergency disaster money could best be allocated. Out of all the studies, 12 were given a "positive outcome" and were determined to warrant federal fund...
Robert Johansen Robert Johansen, 60, of Jensen Beach, died April 28, 2013. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and lived in Jensen Beach for eight years. He served as a U.S. Marine. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Holly; a brother, Chris; a sister, Barbara. Arrangements by All County Funeral Home & Crematory. William Baillie William Bail...
The Pine School hires new coaches for 2013-14 season
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- The Pine School is excited to announce the following athletic appointments for the coming year. Tim Holland joins the Athletic Department as head coach of the boys' basketball team. Coach Holland has experience as the head basketball coach at Community Christian Academy and Jupiter Christian School, where he l...
Salvation Army seeking donations to stock pantry shelves
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- Every year, the Salvation Army of Martin County assists hundreds of needy families through its Emergency Food Assistance program. In fact, The Salvation Army distributed over 191,000 pounds of food in 2012. However, as summer approaches, the Salvation Army is concerned about effectively meeting the needs of Ma...
New partnership turns trash into treasure
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- Waste not, want not. That's the motto of Martin County's Solid Waste Division as they announce a partnership with INEOS New Planet BioEnergy that will turn Martin County's vegetative waste into energy in the form of bioethanol and renewable power. "Martin County is committed to being as sustainable and enviro...
Sheriff donates television to nonprofit
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- Following a visit and tour of nonprofit children's counseling center Tykes and Teens, Martin County Sheriff's Office representatives were impressed with the work the agency was doing for local kids in need, and eager to offer assistance. Tykes and Teens' employees mentioned that the television in the training ...
YMCA recognizes volunteer
For Hometown News INDIANTOWN -- Last week, during National Volunteer Week, the YMCA of the Treasure Coast thanked its volunteers for their efforts in keeping the Y kids safe, the facilities looking clean and the members happy. Amongst those acknowledged was long-time Indiantown YMCA volunteer, Ben Sorenson. Mr. Sorenson, 85, has volunteered at...
Students receive top honors
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Pitted against business students from around the world, Indian River State College students took home several top honors at the 2013 Delta Epsilon Chi International Career Development Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California. Thousands of college and university students from across the U.S., Canada, Puert...
Water farming design competition show innovation
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Florida's citrus growers are faced with a growing challenge - With citrus acres in production falling due to canker and greening disease can these fallow fields be put to a better use? At the same time, finding fresh water for Florida's cities is becoming a real concern. Florida has plenty of water averaging...

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