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Familiar face takes over helm at nonprofit
MARTIN COUNTY -- The new Chief Operating Officer for Boys and Girls Clubs of Martin County has experience to spare and can't wait to put it to good use furthering the mission of the organization in the community. Rob Ranieri has been Chief Operating Officer for several successful companies including The Firef...
Bullying prevention takes center stage at area schools
MARTIN COUNTY -- In honor of National Bullying Prevention month Martin County Schools is presenting a new twist on an anti-bullying campaign by bringing in a comedian to tackle the issue. In an effort to eliminate bullying of any kind, the district will present "Martin Stands Up...Against Bullying!" It will ...
Crafting an ecosystem
The Martin County Artificial Reef program works to make reef balls that will be used to create an artificial reef in the Indian River Lagoon. Felix A. Williams fifth grade gifted science class members Emily Batton, Fin Caplan, Ella Walby, Curtis Amador, Ryan Decina, and Olavi Poyhonen watch as Ben Luger washes o...
Racing, Viking style
Captain Frank Hammen, filling in on the ladies' team, rows Falken ashore at the Treasure Coast Sons Of Norway Gulfstream Lodge 3-541 hosted the 43rd Annual Leif Erikson Festival held at the Jensen Beach Causeway on Saturday, Oct. 12. This year honors the 1013th anniversary of Leif Erikson's discovery of North Am...
County uses floating plant mats to improve water quality
MARTIN COUNTY -- An environmental leader, Martin County is committed to finding viable ways to improve water quality within our watershed, including the use of innovative and alternative treatment technologies. The latest example of the County's effort to improve our water quality can be found in floating wetlands, called Beem...
Food drive gearing up for holiday season
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- The season for gathering together, giving thanks, lighting candles and trimming trees is close at hand. In an effort to help local families enjoy holiday dinners together in their homes, Family Meals is hosting its 2013 Food Drive through Dec.6. Tight budgets and concerns about job stability keep festive ho...
Hit 'em high, hit 'em low
Bulldogs running back Uziah Davis (No. 33) looks for an opening as Falcons defensive back Derek Nails (No. 3) prepares to stop him. The Jensen Beach Falcons defeated the South Fork Bulldogs with a final score of 36-35 at Jensen Beach High School in Jensen Beach on Friday, Oct. 11....
Halloween tips for parents, homeowners
TREASURE COAST -- When planning Halloween festivities its important to remember that safety is essential for both the parents of little ghouls and goblins, but also for homeowners who will pass out the treats. Here are a few tips that will hopefully prepare parents for make the evening fun for everyone. 1. Encourage the kids t...
Students offered chance to study overseas
TREASURE COAST -- Indian River State College is providing international travel opportunities to help students become fully informed and engaged citizens of the world. Unforgettable experiences of a lifetime await participants of any of the six study abroad trips offered by IRSC in 2014. "We've found that students who participa...
Area veterans to benefit from inaugural run
TREASURE COAST -- The inaugural Twilight Honor Flight 5K on Nov. 1 is about more than participants rushing to the finish line amid aerial acrobatics and fireworks, decked out in red, white and blue glow gear as they race around all of the air show festivities. It's about raising money and voices to grant Ame...
Registration opens for FAU 'Semester by the Sea' Program
FORT PIERCE -- Registration for Florida Atlantic University's annual "Semester by the Sea" program for undergraduate students studying marine biology will take place beginning Friday, Nov. 15 through Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. The program is scheduled to run Monday, Jan. 6 through Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Early registration is strongly recommended....
Waiting to race
Captain Frank Hammen and his wife Ingred, Gulfstream Lodge President, of Port St. Lucie, stand in front of Falken before the race. ...
Lifelong Learning Program hosts open houses
TREASURE COAST -- The Fielden Institute for Lifelong Learning at Indian River State College will kick off its full season of offerings with Open Houses held the week of Oct. 21-25 at all five IRSC campuses. Free and open to the public, men and women age 50 and better are invited to join the group for coffee and conversation a...
Going for the tag
South Fork junior varsity catcher Andrew Carson dives for a late tag on Jupiter second baseman Shane Merrill. The Bulldogs Junior Varsity won Thursday night's game 9-2. On the same evening, South Fork varsity beat Kings Academy 2-1 behind the pitching of Ryan Nolan. Both the varsity and junior varsity teams are pla...
College president receives CEO award
TREASURE COAST -- Dr. Edwin R. Massey, President of Indian River State College, has been selected from more than 1,200 state and community college presidents nationwide to receive the Association of Community College Trustees highest CEO award. The 2013 Marie Y. Martin Chief Executive Officer Award was presented to Dr. Massey ...
Need to know
Bathtub Reef Beach unguarded; swim/bathe at own risk Recent weather conditions have eroded Bathtub Reef Beach, resulting in Martin County Fire Rescue needing to remove the lifeguard stand from the shoreline. Effective today, Bathtub Reef Beach will not be guarded until shoreline conditions improve. Signage at the beach reads, "No Lifeguard On-d...

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