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Summer writing contest for teens underway
For Hometown News JENSEN BEACH -- The Hoke Library in Jensen Beach is holding a teen writing contest in two divisions: poetry and fiction. Rules of the contest are: Open to contestants ages 13-19 from Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River counties. Include your name, age and email address on your manuscript. All pieces must be under 5,000 words (n...
Crime Stoppers holds annual banquet
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Crime Stoppers of the Treasure Coast held their annual awards banquet at the Pelican Yacht Club on Wednesday, May 15. While honoring Treasure Coast's law enforcement agencies for the remarkable services they perform, Crime Stoppers also paid a special tribute to Judge Eddie Swan who passed away this past year...
Kids aim to raise a ton of peanut butter and jelly
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- Two young volunteers have a goal to collect 2,000 pounds of peanut butter and jelly from June 1 to Aug. 31. If they meet that goal, it would double the amount they collected during the drive last August, when they raised 1,000 pounds of peanut butter and jelly. Alyssa Golino, 12, and Anthony Golino, 14, are en...
Summer enrollment open for medically fragile, complex children
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- Summer programs are nearly non-existent for special needs children with complex and fragile medical needs. As the school year winds down, many parents stress over what to do with their medically fragile child during the summer months in order for the child to continue to receive the care he or she needs while ...
Executive receives service award
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- United Way Worldwide recently presented Jim Vojcsik with the 30-Year Service Award. Mr. Vojcsik was given the award during the United Way Worldwide National Conference in Indianapolis, for his 30 years of executive management and fundraising experience at local United Ways in California, Maryland, Pennsylvania...
Burning yard trash in preparation for Hurricane Season
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- As residents prepare for Hurricane Season, they are urged to trim trees and remove yard trash before a storm threatens. This tip is to prevent objects from becoming dangerous projectiles during a hurricane. In rural communities, tree and shrub trimmings, grass clippings, palm fronds, trees and tree stumps sta...
Parish contribution funds mammograms
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- For the twelfth consecutive year, Holy Cross Parish has held its annual golf tournament for the benefit of a local 501(c)3. This year Treasure Coast Community Health benefitted from the record turnout and the $22,210 raised under the stewardship of Tom LaRocca, the event chairman. The monies will be contribut...
Scholarship winners announced
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Nine talented musicians from around the Treasure Coast were recognized for their talent, perseverance and musicianship as they were honored with coveted $1,000 scholarships generously donated by members of the Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society. Lauren Douglas, Trevor Farriss, Matthew Fulcher, David Gonzalez, Pa...
Publix provides grant to help food bank
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Treasure Coast residents took to heart the meaning of Publix Food For All holiday season campaign, donating a record amount to help feed families in need. Treasure Coast Food Bank recently received a $155,000 grant from Publix Super Markets Miami Division, an increase of more than 50 percent from the previous...
Annual golf tournament scores aces on and off the course
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- The Treasure Coast Wildlife Center's eighth annual Golf for Wildlife tournament took place May 24 at The Fox Club in Palm City. Greeted by Larry Laoretti, 1992 U.S. Senior Open Champion and The Fox Club's golf instructor, 56 participants proceeded to the putting green to receive their special gift, a Scotty C...
Caregiver information available at center
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- Family caregivers who want to find information on caregiving, coping, medical conditions, diets and more can take advantage of the free Caregiver Library at the Charles and Rae Kane Center. Books can be checked out by leaving a name and phone number at the front desk. The Caregiver Resource Library has books o...
Obituaries
Lucille Johnston Lucille Johnston, 91, of Jensen Beach, died June 11, 2013. She was born in North Bergen, N.J., and moved to Jensen Beach 30 years ago. She is survived by a son Glenn; two grandsons Michael (Ginny) and Gregory; two sisters, Gertrude and Rosemary and many nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Aycock Funeral Home. Dennis E. Chrost...
Bank sponsoring pet food drive
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- Seacoast National Bank has partnered with the Council on Aging of Martin County at the Kane Center to collect donations of pet food. All Martin County Seacoast branches are participating throughout the summer until Aug. 30. Pet food donations will be distributed to homebound seniors who receive Meals on Wheels...
Charity golf tournament raises $18,000
For Hometown news PORT ST. LUCIE -- The Homewood Suites by Hilton in Tradition donated $18,000 to the Martin Health Foundation. The money was raised during the annual Don Led Duke Charity Golf Tournament, hosted by the award-winning Homewood Suites and its parent companies, BBL Hospitality and Equinox Companies. Now in its second year, the even...

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