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Parks, boat ramps under causeways closed to public for triathlon
Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- The Treasure Coast Triathlon 2014 beginning at the south end of the Jensen Beach Public Beach parking lot will take place on Sunday, July 27, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cycling portion of the event will temporarily close the Jensen Beach Causeway Park and boat ramp on Sunday, July 27 from 6-10 a.m. and the East Islan...
Wildlife area focused on protecting bird species
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission designated a small island in Martin County, known locally as Bird Island, as a Critical Wildlife Area. The spoil island, also identified as MC2, is an important nesting site for a variety of wading birds and one shorebird species. For protection of these b...
Police warn residents of FPL "Greendot Money Card" scam
For Hometown News PORT ST. LUCIE -- On June 21, an elderly Port St. Lucie resident received a phone call by a man claiming to be a representative with Florida Power and Light. The man told the victim that according to their records she was three months delinquent on her utilities payment. The victim told the man that she had receipts proving tha...
DCF launches child fatality prevention website
New website displays interactive data on all child fatalities alleged to be a result of abuse or neglect For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Today the Florida Department of Children and Families launched the Child Fatality Prevention Website - a publically accessible site containing information on all child fatalities re...
Community based care agencies offer their own HMO for children in care
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- In response to 2011 Medicaid reform that moves all Medicaid beneficiaries into managed health plans, Florida's consortium of Community Based Care agencies have joined together to operate an HMO exclusively for foster children. Sunshine Health, a national healthcare enterprise that operates Medicaid health pro...
Speed limit returned to 70 MPH on I-95 in St. Lucie County
For Hometown News FORT PIERCE - The speed limit has been raised from 60 MPH to 70 MPH on all southbound lanes of the I-95 widening project from just south of Okeechobee Road (SR 70/Exit 129) to just south of Indrio Road (SR 614/Exit 138), Florida Department of Transportation officials report. The speed limit along the I-95 construction corridor...
Home construction business launches new website
For Hometown News STUART --John McQuaid, owner of Sherlock Homes of the Treasure Coast, LLC , has launched a new and improved website for his existing and future customers that is designed to inform, educate and update the Treasure Coast region on all matters related to commercial and residential construction. "It's elementary," said Mr. McQuai...
Event helps four-legged friends
For Hometown News PALM CITY -- Dogs and Cats Forever, Inc. recently had a fundraiser dinner, "Corks & Collars" at Ristorante Claretta in Palm City to help the animals. Corks & Collars was an amazing evening of fine Italian dining and special music performance by Cassidy Diane and Billy Livesay, former singer/guitarist for Clarence Clemons. Fra...
School district to host 'Parent University'
For Hometown News STUART -- The Martin County School District will host "Parent University" on Saturday, Aug. 23 from 8 a.m.-noon at South Fork High School. This program is designed to provide important information to parents and other caregivers as they strive to support their child's academic life. Sessions will focus on academic and support...
Reminder for coastal residents to be sea turtle friendly
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Sea turtle-friendly lighting requirements remain in effect during nesting season. These requirements are in effect from March 1 through Nov. 15. Research has shown that improper beach-front lighting greatly increases sea turtle disorientation and mortality. Sea turtle disorientation reports for the 2014 nesti...
Beach clean-up team to help kids
For Hometown News JENSEN BEACH -- Working together for the environment and local children, community groups are rallying volunteers to clean area beaches and raise funds for important children and family causes and also to collect school supplies. The Jensen Sea Turtle Beach Cleanup and Community Cleanup 4 Schools are partnering with the 7th Annu...
County accepting applications for Driver Education Safety Act Fund
Hometown News FORT PIERCE - The St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners is accepting grant applications from private and public schools to assist with driver education safety programs now through Monday, Thursday, July 31. Through the Dori Slosberg Driver Education Safety Act created in 2002, the St. Lucie County Clerk of Court collects an...
Sportsman Expo to focus on boating, camping, fishing and open-air sports
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- The Treasure Coast Sportsman Expo, presented by South Florida Event Management and the City of Port St. Lucie is coming to the Civic Center on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 9 and 10. Highlighting open-air sports such as boating, fishing, hunting, camping, adventure travel and recreation, the expo will be the larg...
Governor reminds residents to get a storm plan
Floridians warned not be complacent about storm preparedness TREASURE COAST -- Governor Rick Scott was joined today by state and local emergency management officials to remind Floridians that hurricane season has already started and now is the time to get a plan if they don't have one already. Hurricane season extends from June 1 through November...

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