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Registrations being accepted for summer camp
For Hometown News HOBE SOUND -- The Hobe Sound Nature Center is still accepting registrations for the Summer Environmental Camp for children ages 6 to 12. The program is designed to acquaint your child with the natural world around them. Live native wildlife presentations, nature crafts and games, netting and much more are included in the one ...
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...
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...
New organization to take over downtown Stuart July fourth celebration
Group must raise $50,000 for this year's event STUART -- A new nonprofit organization, Star Spangled Stuart, has been formed to plan and present downtown Stuart's annual July Fourth Celebration, Star Spangled Stuart. The group will be responsible for raising the $50,000 needed to put on the annual festival. In the past, the event was managed by...
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....
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...
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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