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Vacant lot turns into vegetable garden
STUART -- Okra, leafy greens and beds of vegetables now grow on a Stuart lot once strewn with trash and broken glass. For the past year, about a dozen community organizations -- including St. Monica's Episcopal Church, the Boys and Girls Clubs and Buildin...
Events commemorate Martin Luther King Day
STUART -- A series of events in the weeks leading up to Martin Luther King Jr. Day will pay tribute to the fallen clergyman and civil rights leader. Beginning Jan. 16, East Stuart Main Street, the city of Stuart and Martin County officials have partnered to host the fifth annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. ...
A quick spin for lunch
Retired airline pilot Bob Willis of Jensen Beach takes his place in the jump seat for a flight from the Stuart Jet Center to Vero Beach for lunch on Sunday, Jan. 6. He received a ticket to fly on the historic flagship Detroit DC-3 from his children as a Christmas present. Mr. Willis flew a DC-3 during WW2....
Controversial former mayor says he will continue advocacy
STUART -- Robert Hall is no stranger to controversy. One of the first blacks elected to public office in the region, he entered city government as an outspoken civil rights activist in the late 1960s, who would later face several criminal charges. In 1969 he became a city commissioner and would later go on to becom...
Welcoming Chinese New Year
Robert Smits, 3, of Port St. Lucie and Evan Seith of Jensen Beach, watch a dragon parade celebrating Chinese New Year at a family fun at the Children's Museum of the Treasure Coast in Jensen Beach on Saturday, Jan. 12....
Flu cases spike with early start to season
MARTIN COUNTY -- The number of influenza cases rose about 20 percent higher than expected in Martin County last month, but remained at "moderate" levels, public health officials said. Officials would not release actual counts, saying to do so would be counterproductive and that the health department preferred to fo...
Volunteers care for hospice patients' pets
STUART -- When John Joyce was dying, he and his wife, who suffers from rheumatoid arthritis, still wanted to care for their 6-year-old dog, Lucky. The young dog was a beloved family member, but its need for regular exercise, trips to the vet and visits to the groome...
In memory
Bonnie Kearns of Stuart, Mike Austin of Palm City and Jennifer Pollock of Indiantown (Team Cody) walk at the second annual Ethan James memorial walk, in memory of Mrs. Pollock's infant son, Cody, who died in 2004. Proceeds from the walk benefit the Ethan James SIDS Research Foundation....
Up & coming
Senior health fair to be held Feb. 6 A senior health and wellness fair will be held on Feb. 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kane Center in Stuart. The health and wellness fair will feature free services, demonstrations of the Kane Center's senior fitness programs, a hot dog cookout, a Chinese auction and a seniors-only 50/50 raffle. No reservati...

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