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Senior health fair to be held Feb. 6
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- The Council on Aging of Martin County, in partnership with Treasure Coast Advocates for Seniors and WellMed, will host a senior health and wellness fair on Feb. 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kane Center in Stuart. More than 45 health care and community vendors will participate in the free event, which is open...
State CFO encourages Floridians to search unclaimed accounts
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Florida's Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater announced 61,271 new unclaimed property accounts, worth more than $25 million, are being received as part of a settlement with AIG related to unclaimed life insurance benefits. This represents only the first of what is expected to be additional remittances to be ...
Stopping spread of flu
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- As the number of flu cases continues to rise, the Florida Department of Health is urging residents and visitors to get vaccinated against the flu and use preventative measures. Residents can contact their private provider or visit one of the many community agencies offering the vaccine. Symptoms of the flu in...
Company gives $4,800 to nonprofit
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- For more than 60 years, AT&T and the AT&T Foundation have been strong supporters of the United Way at the national and local levels. AT&T continues this legacy of support by contributing $4,800 to United Way of Martin County. In 2012, AT&T gave $5.77 million to 574 local United Ways across the country. The Un...
Bike fest coming to Stuart
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Motorcycle enthusiasts will have an opportunity to show off their bikes and raise funds for the ARC of Martin County during the Treasure Coast Bike Fest, Feb. 10 in Flagler Park, downtown Stuart. Fueled by the success of past year's events, the committee is hoping for an even bigger turnout. It's a free, famil...
Attorney installed as new board chairman
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- Walter Woods, real estate and estate planning attorney, has been elected as the new chairman of the board of directors of the Elliott Museum. He will succeed immediate past Chairwoman Debra Duvall. In addition, Peter Upton has been elected vice chairman, Fernando Giachino is secretary and Kevin Youngblood cont...
Lock to partially close for construction
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- The St. Lucie lock will be partially closed for new bridge construction. The closure is between South Fork at the Indian Street Bridge between Stuart and Palm City. There will be a daily waterway closure from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting Feb. 11 through March 4. The waterway will be closed in both directions dur...
Ferdinand Schanz Ferdinand Schanz, 75, of Jensen Beach, died Jan.8, 2013. He was born in Yugoslavia and moved to Jensen Beach in 2006. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Johanna; a daughter, Annina; a son, Ferdinand and two grandchildren. Arrangements by All County Funeral Home & Crematory. Pamela Ann Herrmann Pamela Ann Herrmann, 55, of H...
Tequesta swears in new reserve officers
For Hometown News TEQUESTA -- The Tequesta Police Department recently welcomed four new reserve officers. Michael Liberta, Jean-Claude Louis-Jeune, Cameron Revord and Corinna Santacroce were sworn in during a ceremony at village hall. Tequesta has a long-standing reserve officer program that augments its full-time police force. The flourishing ...
Team party for race members
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- The American Cancer Society will host a team party, Relay for Life carnival, for the 2013 Relay For Life of Central Martin County on Jan. 28 at 5:30 p.m. at the Blue Door Coffee Bar, 38 S.E. Osceola St. In 2012, Relay For Life raised more than $20 million for the Florida division of the American Cancer Society...
Party taking place for sailing fans
For Hometown News PORT SALERNO -- On Jan. 25 from 5 to 7 p.m., board members of the Stuart Sailfish Regatta SSR invite the public to attend a meet and greet reception at the new Reef Restaurant in Port Salerno (formerly Finz). There will be an opportunity to see two grand prix race boats, "Bad Influence," GP79 a grand prix hydroplane and S79, a...
Doctor joins hospital in executive positions
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- Dr. Michael Skehan was named senior vice president and senior physician executive for Martin Health System. Dr. Skehan previously served as chief medical officer for Indiana University Health Quality Partners, a network of 2,750 physicians and other health care providers. In that role, he worked directly with ...
Charity auction to raise funds for nonprofit
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- A distinguished group of Martin County gentlemen are contributing to Habitat for Humanity's female-centered project, Women Build, and it doesn't involve wearing stilettos or wielding pink construction equipment. On Jan. 31, businessmen and professionals will donate their time and talent at an auction to benefi...
Sponsors needed for teen events
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- The Martin County parks and recreation department's X-treme Teen program seeks sponsors to help support fall 2013 events. With a $100 sponsorship, a company logo will be placed on one of six scheduled event flyers and distributed throughout the county. Company names will be mentioned throughout the event and a...
Free tax preparation available
For Hometown news MARTIN COUNTY -- United Way of Martin County empathizes with local working-class residents who are reeling due to recent tax hikes stemming from the fiscal cliff crisis. A pay cut means less money for families and individuals to spend on life's necessities, which is why the United Way believes no moderate- to low-income househ...
Event lets participants book travel, help troops
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- Travel enthusiasts will be able to book vacations and help veterans during the travel for the troops "Fun"-raiser from 3-6 p.m. Feb. 7 in the Palm Room at Harbour Bay Plaza in Sewall's Point. The charitable travel show is organized by Fun Tours Travel and is designed to build a veterans fund at House of Hope, ...
Children get chance to participate in dance classes
For Hometown news MARTIN COUNTY -- The YMCA of the Treasure Coast is now offering dance classes as part of its regular programming. In a space well-known for gymnastics and skating, recreational dance has now found a home at the Y, SportsWorld location off of Willoughby Boulevard in Stuart. Through a newly formed collaboration with the Florida ...
Annual antique event returning Feb. 1-3
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The 17th annual antiques extravaganza will include more than 400 dealers from all over the U.S. and Canada who will display a wide variety of items from all over the world. Only antiques and old collectibles are allowed. Vintage items, estate jewelry, silver, china, glass, pottery, art, all types of fur...
Scholarships available through elections office
For Hometown news TREASURE COAST -- Local college or university students can apply for a $1,200 scholarship offered by the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections. The scholarship will be awarded to a political science, public administration, business administration, journalism or mass communication major who has completed two yea...
Martin County Clubs & Classes
Clubs and organizations A+ Friendship Group: Nondenominational group for age 50 and older, meets Mondays and Fridays, (except holidays), from 6:30-9 p.m. for cards and games. Snacks are provided, with a $1 donation accepted. Meeting place is at the Vince Bocchino Community Center at Langford Park, 2369 N.E. Dixie Highway, Jensen Beach. For more i...
Martin County Community News
Group accepting membership The Stuart Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol is accepting memberships from men and women ages 12 to 21, who are interested in volunteer work. Attendees will learn teamwork and leadership skills. Meetings are held every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Martin County Sheriff's Office aviation hangar at Witham Field, in S...

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