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Area schools taking cyber safety seriously
MARTIN COUNTY -- Martin County Schools have been educating students about cyber safety for years, but this past week was the third annual Cyber Safety Week where students in every Martin County School was educated on how to be good digital citizens. According to Marilyn Gavitt, coordinator of instructional t...
Seniors in need of gifts
MARTIN COUNTY -- With less than a week to go before Christmas, the tree at Dr. Ronald Frenkel's office is still adorned with more than 100 deserving Senior Stars waiting for a Secret Santa to pick them. For the third year, Dr. Frenkel and staff at the East Florida Eye Institute have partnered with the Adult Day Care Center at ...
Visually impaired students learn lessons while shopping
MARTIN COUNTY -- According to Curt Seeley, Team Leader for the Visually Impaired Program for Martin County Schools, there's only so much teaching that can be done in the classroom. That's why he brought eight of his students from kindergarten to 12th grade to the Treasure Coast Mall last Friday to give them ...
'Mulan Jr.' takes StarStruck stage
The StarStruck Performing Art Center presented two sold-out performances of Disney's Mulan Jr. in Stuart on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13 and 14. Joie Athos as Grandmother Fa Li, left, with Angela Charles as Mulan's mother, as they prepare Mulan, played by Elisa Levy, center, to meet the match maker....
County graduation rates rise
Martin County school administrators celebrated last week as Martin County Schools were ranked third in the state in Florida Department of Education's Federal Graduation Rate report. The graduation rate for the 2012-13 school year was 87.71 percent, up 2.82 percent from 2011-2012 and well over the Florida ave...
Firefighters make teddy bears for patients
PALM BEACH GARDENS - While children everywhere on Christmas morning jump from bed to see what's under the tree, the ones at St. Mary's Hospital will wake up in a setting far from the comforts of home. Fortunately, they'll have comfy teddy bears to cuddle themselves to sleep thanks to Martin County Firefighters. On Dec. 11, mor...
Robots compete
Students Mahdi Hussein, 15, of Martin County High School, Shantanu Jakhete, of South Fork High School, and Chris Kolaci and Lily Pawlak, 16, both of Jensen Beach High School, demonstrate their NO.SKI Robot. The S.P.A.M First Lego League Qualifying Tournament was held at South Fork High School in Stuart on Saturd...
Medical center opens in Indiantown
INDIANTOWN -- Indiantown is finally getting a much-needed addition to the community in the form of a brand new medical center. The iTown Medical Center is scheduled to open in January in the Indiantown Community Service Center thanks to Indiantown Non-Profit Housing, Dr. M. Kamal Syed and Muhammed Nooruddin,...
Ready for the snowball fight
Alexandra Pettit, 8, of Palm City, makes a snowball during the 'Holidays Around the World' party at the Children's Museum of the Treasure Coast on Dec. 13. Along with the snow and holiday games, the event featured hay rides around Indian RiverSide Park, holiday carols, and a chance to experience how other cultur...
Education Center reopens with more classes, hours
INDIANTOWN -- Indian River State College is continuing their mission of being an accessible and affordable option for education by re-opening their Indiantown Education Center with more classes and set hours than ever before. The facility has been used by IRSC since 2001, offering varied classes and even hou...
Ballet performs a holiday classic
Cassidy Daves, 11, as the Christmas Spirit, rides in front of Kiel Peterson as Prince and Tessa Hogge as Clara during the dress rehearsal at Sunrise Theatre in Fort Pierce on Thursday, Dec. 12. There will be one more performance at the Lyric Theatre in Stuart on Dec. 26. For more information, visit www.st-lucie-...
Red Cross issues safety tips to prevent holiday home fires
The American Red Cross urges residents to take extra precautions with cooking and decorating around the holidays. "Cooking is the leading cause of home fires, and as people are cooking, entertaining, and stringing lights this holiday season, we're urging that they take safety measures to ensure that their homes and loved ones ...
Getting ready
Two and a half year old Brian Rodriguez of Port St. Lucie prepares a snow ball during the 'Holidays Around the World' event....
Housing program encourages public to participate in survey
MARTIN COUNTY -- The Martin County Housing Program encourages the public to participate in a regional housing survey. The survey on fair housing issues in St. Lucie, Martin, and Indian River Counties is being conducted by the St. Lucie County HOME Consortium. Results of the survey will be published in the St. Lucie County HOME...
Holiday concert time
Sophia Bracken, Ryan Dailey, Cassandra Collins and Carissa Clark perform with the beginning band at Stuart Middle School's Holiday Concert on Tuesday, Dec. 10....
Registration for spring classes available
TREASURE COAST -- Indian River State College has launched the Virtual Campus with expanded opportunities and flexibility to earn a college degree. IRSC offers four degree programs entirely online: the Associate in Arts Degree, Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Management, Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Bac...
Hard at work
Blair Stoneburg, 9, and Kav Brill, 8, with the Jensen Beach Elementary Vikings, compete against other roboengineers at Citrus Grove Elementary....
Need to know
Snook harvest seasonal closure in Atlantic began Dec. 15 The recreational harvest season for snook closes Dec. 15 in Atlantic state and federal waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River, and will remain closed through Jan. 31, 2014, reopening to harvest Feb. 1. Snook can continue to be caught and released during the closed season....

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