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County fair returns
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- The Martin County Fair returns Feb. 8-16th at the Martin County Fairgrounds. The 54th annual event is sure to be a crowd pleaser with an outstanding lineup of concerts, rides and fun. Enjoy the music of Country Stars Jana Kramer, the Florida Georgia Line, Moonshine Bandits, there's a gospel music Sunday and a...
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...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
Club presents tea, fashion show
For Hometown News STUART -- The Woman's Club of Stuart invites the public to enjoy a vintage- style tea and fashion show as they kick off their 100th anniversary celebration. The event, "100 Years of Fashion Show and Tea," will be held at the Woman's Club of Stuart on March 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy a runway show featuri...
Hospital receives $1 million gift
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- In his career as a manufacturing executive, Joseph C. Day earned a reputation for developing and implementing lean management culture and processes that helped his organizations become more successful. Recently, Mr. Day made a $1 million gift to the Martin Health Foundation with the primary objective to help M...
Fundraiser to benefit rescued horses
For Hometown News PALM CITY -- Equine Rescue and Adoption Foundation is presenting "Art in the Barn" on March 9 from 4-7 p.m. The event will take place at Caring Fields Animal Sanctuary located at 6452 S.W. Markel Road in Palm City. Original art will be displayed in the barn and is being presented by artists from the Artist Association of Jupit...
Obituaries
Ferdinand Schanz Ferdinand Schanz, 75, of Jensen Beach, died Jan.8, 2013. He was born in Yugoslavia 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...
Dance, auction to benefit nonprofit
For Hometown News PALM CITY -- The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast's largest fundraising event, Paws and Claws gala 2013, will be held on Feb. 16 from 6-11 p.m. at the Kane Center in Stuart. This year, guests will be "Dancing Through the Decades" to the sounds of the Solid Gold band, which also will present a dinner- theater show. Featurin...
Waterpark launches scuba diving instruction program
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- In partnership with Stuart Scuba, Sailfish Splash Waterpark is launching a scuba diving instruction program in spring 2013. Aspiring divers as young as 8 will have the opportunity to experience the underwater wonders of the ocean by learning to dive at Martin County's Sailfish Splash Waterpark. Stuart Scuba wi...
Event to help retired racehorses
For Hometown News INDIANTOWN -- Maurece "Moe" Williams, a retired running back for the Minnesota Vikings, is hosting a Super Bowl Sunday poker run and barbeque to benefit his new passion: retired thoroughbreds. Mr. Williams owns and trains racehorses. He also provides housing for more than 90 retired thoroughbreds on his Genuine Pleasure Farm p...
Join foundation, receive free trees
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Joining the Arbor Day Foundation is an ideal way to get in the mood for spring planting. Anyone who joins the foundation in February will receive 10 free Eastern redbud trees to plant when the weather turns warmer. The free trees are part of the nonprofit Foundation's Trees for America campaign. "Redbuds wil...
Swimming, diving team receives award
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Members of the Indian River State College men's swimming and diving team were named academic all-stars for achieving the highest grade-point average for any athletic team at the college during the fall 2012 semester with an average 3.05 GPA. "The 'academic all-stars' designation recognizes the importance of a...
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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