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County passes on plan
MARTIN COUNTY -- The list of counties that were originally included in the Seven50 plan is dwindling as Martin County became the third to opt out of the plan that groups like The American Coalition 4 Property Rights thought was dubious at best. Indian River and St. Lucie County also passed on the plan that i...
Middle school hero
From left, Fire Fighter EMT Ben Laird, with eleven year old Sam Hayden as he shows his certificate and medal to his parents Leigh Hayden and Barry Greene of Hobe Sound, with Fire Chief Joseph Ferrara. Martin County Fire and Rescue and the Martin County Sheriff's department recognized the heroic act of a Murray M...
A visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus
Mark D'Allessio, 5, of Palm City, is not quite sure about Santa and Mrs. Claus at the grand opening celebration of Tradition Medical Center on Saturday, Dec. 7....
A conversation about suicide prevention
MARTIN COUNTY -- There are support groups for breast cancer survivors and those who struggle with addiction, walks and runs for heart disease and diabetes, but a topic no one really wants to discuss is suicide. Until now. Tykes and Teens, a Martin County organization that operates under the premise that ment...
Looking back at 2013
There have been many headlines across Martin County over the past year. Here are a few that have made an impact on the area. Lagoon protests As many as 6,000 concerned residents gathered at Phipps Park in Stuart Aug. 3 to stand up for their local waterways and protest the contaminated water being dumped ...
Carnival fun
Four-year-old Avianna Askins of Stuart has her face painted at the annual Kidz Carnival, held at Memorial Park in Stuart on Dec. 17....
Health reminder for pregnant women
TREASURE COAST -- The Florida Department of Health reminds pregnant women, and those looking to become pregnant, that the 2013-14 flu season is underway and to make sure they get vaccinated against influenza. The Department recommends that all individuals six months of age and older receive the flu vaccination each year. It is...
Residents can give gift of sight
East Florida Eye Institute urges Martin County residents to give the gift of sight this season by recommending seniors they know to EyeCare America to see if they're eligible for a free eye exam. EyeCare America is a public service program of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology that striv...
Annual carnival brings fun for all
Danielle Pintagro, 5, of Stuart, takes her turn on the big slide. The annual Willie E. Gary Kidz Carnival was held at Memorial Park in Stuart on Tuesday, Dec. 17. Children from the Treasure Coast enjoyed presents, rides and plenty of fun....
Register now for Martin CARES
MARTIN COUNTY -- Register now for Martin CARES, the Citizens Academy and Resource Education Series offered by the Martin County Board of County Commissioners. The next class begins on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. Citizens must register in advance to participate. CARES participants observe how road signs ar...
Local philanthropist inspires
MARTIN COUNTY -- There are some who want nothing more than to sit in a comfy chair by the fire smoking a pipe and reading the newspaper when they retire, but not David Smythe. No, this 86-year-old philanthropist believes laughter, hobbies and a full schedule are what keeps him feeling young and enjoying life...
Holiday cheer
Stuart residents Ariyonia Stanberry, 9, and Emily Malina, 8, choose a gift at the annual Kidz Carnival, held at Memorial Park in Stuart on Dec. 17....
Unsung heroes of the workplace recognized for good character
MARTIN COUNTY -- Some people do the right thing day in and day out just because it's the right thing to do. United Way of Martin County's CHARACTER COUNTS! program believes that these unsung heroes of the workplace should be recognized for their good deeds and recently honored eight people with an Employee Pillar of Character ...
Need to know
Sailfish Splash Waterpark launches online ticketing The Martin County Parks and Recreation Department has successfully launched a new online ticketing website for Sailfish Splash Waterpark. The website will make it easier for patrons to purchase both season and day passes and avoid admission window lines. In addition, the system makes it simple f...

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