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Community to 'Race for the Playground'
JENSEN BEACH -- The Jensen Beach Community Playground Committee has envisioned a bright, shiny new playground where a shabby, run-down relic currently stands, but they need the community's help to build it. That's why they've organized a 5k, 10k and kid's fun run to take place on Feb. 8. The playground they want to replace is...
Area to celebrate civil rights hero
STUART -- East Stuart Main Street is once again inviting the community to join in honoring the legacy of an icon at the sixth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration with the theme of "Keeping unity in the community." The weeklong celebration included a Ladies of Justice legal forum on Tuesday where the community got to ask...
Marathon first of its kind on the Treasure Coast
TREASURE COAST -- Until now, the Treasure Coast has never been home to a full-length marathon and Frank Fender, race director for the Marathon of the Treasure Coast, couldn't be happier about the new event. Many 5k's have been hosted locally, even a half-marathon, but never one offering all 26.2 miles and area runners are ela...
Running for the Falcons
The Run For The Falcons 5K began and finished at Jensen Beach High School on Friday, Jan. 10 The majority of the proceeds benefited JBHS's boys lacrosse team, with 10 percent of the proceeds to go to the Kyle Conrad Foundation. In the Run for the Falcons 5K female 11 to 14 class, No. 830, Courtney Kirkham, 13, o...
Soldier able to see his son's birth from across the world via Skype
STUART -- For one Treasure Coast couple, the joy of finding out they were expecting a baby was tempered with the realization that the father-to-be would not be present for the delivery. Sergeant Daniel Rasik was half way around the world serving with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan when his wife, Genevieve, was due to give birth....
Seven-year old punts, passes and kicks way to Denver
MARTIN COUNTY -- One young local athlete punted, passed and kicked her way to Denver last weekend where she not only got to compete with kids from all over the country, but also got to watch an NFL game in Denver's Mile High Stadium. Dakota Moberg, a 7 year-old second grade student, attends Citrus Grove Elementary, a school t...
Learning about safety first
Stuart resident Frank Guzzo with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and Wilbur the puppet explain the importance of wearing a life vest while boating to, from left, Hayden Cooper, 8, and Zachary and Gavin Coffee, 8 and 10, of Vero Beach....
Campaign challenge reaches goal
Helping People Succeed and the Richard and Yvonne Ross Charitable Foundation offers thanks to the local community for meeting a $100,000 challenge to help fund programs and direct services at Helping People Succeed. The campaign kicked off on Nov. 1 with a challenge from Richard and Yvonne Ross to match their $50,000 gift with...
Police warn of telephone scam in area
PORT ST. LUCIE -- On Saturday, Jan. 11, the Port St. Lucie Police Department received a report of fraud by impersonation. Police spoke to the victim, whom told the officer that he received a phone call from Lt. Little of the Port St. Lucie Police Department Traffic Division and gave a badge number of 76723. The victim told t...
Spelling bee
Xander James, center stage, sings about spelling while cast members dance around him, during Curtain Call Productions' presentation of "The 25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," at Flagler Place in historic downtown Stuart on Friday, Jan. 10. For information on upcoming performances please visit www.curtainca...
Fair to include pie bake-off
For the first time, the Martin County Fair will have a home-made "pie bake-off" on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at the Fairgrounds in Stuart at 6:30 p.m. The bake-off is open to all Martin County residents, regardless of age. Pies will be categorized as one-crust or two-crust and "Celebrity" judges will choose the best pie in each ca...
Students take on the art of forestry
STUART -- Fourth grade students at JD Parker Elementary have the opportunity to be foresters for a day this Friday in honor of Arbor Day. Thanks to the national program Fourth Grade Foresters and the Woman's Club of Stuart, the students will each be taking home a Sabal Palm seedling to plant on Jan.17 in an effort to revitali...
Tips for steering clear of the flu this season
TREASURE COAST -- Flu season is here and more and more people across the country are getting sick. The American Red Cross urges people to get vaccinated now and offers tips everyone can follow to help prevent the spread of the flu. The Centers for Disease Control report, for the week of December 29 to January 4, shows 35 state...
To the line!
Kyle Van Wagner, 14, of Jensen Beach, gives Beau Ladwig, 17, of Palm City, a run to the finish line. Kyle came seventh in his age group and Beau, 22nd....
Nonprofit fundraiser being held Jan. 18
PALM BEACH GARDENS -- Choice to Change is holding a fund raiser on Jan.18, at the Loyal Order of Moose Lodges in Palm Beach Gardens. There will be music, dancing, silent auction, prizes and the launch of Burrito Bust. All proceeds will benefit the restitution reimbursement program to the Victims of Palm Beach County. Tickets ...
Need to know
Health facilities authority vacancies The Martin County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applications from individuals interested in being considered for appointment to fill vacancies on the Health Facilities Authority. These are four year terms. All individuals serve without compensation and are requested to submit an Application for Ap...

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