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Teacher of the Year honored
MARTIN COUNTY -- For Patricia Morris, 11th and 12th grade reading teacher at Jensen Beach High School, it's always been about the students. She loves them like her own and everyone knows it. It's that passion for teaching that earned her Martin County's Teacher of the Year award last Friday, for which she wa...
Club gives students opportunity to grow green thumbs
MARTIN COUNTY -- Students at Anderson Middle School have the opportunity to learn in the great outdoors thanks to an educational grant from the Captain Planet Foundation and the Education Foundation of Martin County. The Captain Planet Foundation was created to support hands-on environmental projects for you...
Pirates for the weekend
Morgan Higgins, 3, and big brother Caleb, 7, of Stuart, engage in some swashbuckling at the second annual Treasure Coast Pirate Fest. The fest was held at Veteran's Memorial Park/Riverwalk Center in Fort Pierce running from Friday, Jan. 31 through Sunday, Feb. 2. A portion of the proceeds from the event will ben...
Teacher builds school in the Dominican Republic
MARTIN COUNTY -- Mary Cameron, a teacher at Bessey Creek Elementary School in Palm City, is no stranger to overseas volunteer work, but her most recent trip to the Dominican Republic was possibly the most affecting. Lifetouch, a national school and family photography company, invited educators from all over ...
YMCA Easter House tickets on sale
TREASURE COAST -- The YMCA of the Treasure Coast is kicking off its biggest fundraiser of the year: The annual Easter House raffle. This is the 27th year the YMCA has raffled off a house in the area, providing one lucky family with a brand new abode or $150,00...
'Heart disease' describes numerous conditions
Few people are unaware of heart disease and its potentially devastating effects. But many people may not know that the term "heart disease" is a blanket term used to describe several health problems related to the heart. According to the World Health Organization, ischaemic heart disease, which is characterized by a re...
Fun fundraiser for Habitat
Din Thomas, nine time Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran, owner of American Top TeamTreasure Coast, offering for auction a six month membership and training, showing the rewards of dedicated training, with Nina L. Ferraro, Habitat for Humanity board member, on stage during the auction. The 'Mr. StudFinder' c...
Celebrate Spring: We want your event listings
Attention, organizations, churches, theatres, galleries, museums, nonprofits, clubs and businesses: Hometown News is putting together a calendar listing for its upcoming Celebrate Spring publication, and we need your help. If you have an upcoming event that you'd like to promote that will take place between April 1, 2014, and Sept. 30, 2014, plea...
Local teen wins national contest
MARTIN COUNTY -- Lily Cardone has always been a hardworking teenager. She volunteers at her church, maintained a 5.95 GPA even after back surgery last year, and can now call herself the winner of ABC's Make Me a Star competition. The nationwide competition accepts audition tapes from teenagers all over the c...
Understanding and fighting hypertension go hand in hand
Hypertension, often referred to as high blood pressure, affects millions of people across the globe. According to the American Heart Association, more than 76 million adults in the United States alone have been diagnosed with high blood pressure. But even children and teens can suffer from hypertension, making it a for...
Learning from the big game
A Super Bowl themed problem-based learning night for Felix A. Williams Elementary students and their parents was held at the school in Stuart on Wednesday, Jan. 29. Cade Crook, 10, takes a turn at the football toss as Marissa Recchiuti and Linda Boogaart observe. Before throwing, the football was placed in ice, ...
Weather service returns to area
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - St. Lucie County's Department of Public Safety and Communications announced that through its partnership with the National Oceanographic Atmospheric Administration's weather program the NOAA Weather Radio service is up and running again on the Treasure Coast. St. Lucie County worked with the NOAA's Melbourne...
Need to know
What is your pet saying? Dogs and cats have a language all of their own and to help pet owners better enrich their lives and the lives of their pets, the public is invited to attend "What is Your Pet Saying: Dog and Cat Body Language," a presentation by Veterinarian and Board Certified Animal Behaviorist Dr. Lisa Radosta. Sponsored by the Human...

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