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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
The head of a research lab battling the red tide plaguing Florida waterways blasted the politicization of the issue, which has become a dominant theme in Florida’s 2018 midterm elections.“Last time I checked, Rick Scott was not governor when the Spanish documented red tide and massive fish kills,” Michael P. Crosby, president and CEO of Sarasota’s Mote Marine Laboratory, said Monday at a press ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
The City of Stuart, the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast and Students4H20 are joining forces to combine two of their signature events — WaterFest and Mutt March — into one free event from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on March 23, 2019 at Memorial Park. Students4H20 has been a part of WaterFest in the past and also will be a part of this new collaboration.   “Water is everything for both pets and people,” ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, September 24, 2018
The CPA firm of Caler Donten Levine Cohen Porter & Veil, P.A. (CDL) is pleased to announce that Dustin Provenzano received his CPA license.            Provenzano, a Senior Tax Accountant, is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University where he received a Master’s degree in Accounting.  He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Central ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, September 24, 2018
   The Martin County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applications from individuals interested in being considered for appointment to fill positions on theConstruction Industry Licensing Board. All individuals serve without compensation and are requested to submit an Application for Appointment to Martin County Administration by Friday, October 19, 2018. For an Application, please call ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Monday, September 24, 2018
The U.S. Small Business Administration has added more counties to the disaster declaration in Florida for small businesses affected by the red tide algal bloom beginning Nov. 1, 2017.   SBA Administrator Linda McMahon added more counties in response to a letter from Gov. Rick Scott on Sept. 18, requesting Pinellas County be added to the disaster declaration by the SBA.  The declaration covers ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Monday, September 24, 2018
 The Martin County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applications from individuals interested in being considered for appointment to fill a vacancy on the Tourist Development Council. All individuals serve without compensation and are requested to submit an Application for Appointment to Martin County Administration by Friday, October 19, 2018. For an Application, please call Martin County ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Monday, September 24, 2018
West Palm Beach, FL - The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board last week voted to increase the minimum flow and level (MFL) established by rule for the Caloosahatchee River to further protect the estuary during dry periods. The updated MFL rule increases the minimum water flow required to prevent harm to the estuary in SFWMD's water management rules. The flow called for ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Monday, September 24, 2018
A Martin County businessman is heading to North Carolina next week to bring much-needed supplies to aid hurricane victims. “I just wanted to send something from Florida with love,” says Casey Cass, who owns Casco Tools of Stuart. “This is becoming a community effort, and I am proud of the response.” He posted a notice on his Facebook page the day that Florence slammed into the Carolina ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Monday, September 24, 2018
The Martin County School District, in collaboration with the Florida Department of Education, is recognizing Wednesday, September 26 as "Dads Take Your Child to School Day."  Schools throughout Martin County encourage fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, family friends and other male role models to participate in the event, which was designed to help strengthen the connection ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Education, Human Interest
Monday, September 24, 2018
Nerissa Okiye, Martin County's Tourism and Marketing Manager, has been appointed to the board of directors of VISIT FLORIDA, the state's tourism agency. Okiye is the Manager of the Martin County Office of Tourism and Marketing where she is responsible for the development and implementation of Martin County's marketing, publicity and promotions campaigns. She fills a destination marketing ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Monday, September 24, 2018
Fort Lauderdale, FL. – Straticon Construction announced today that well-regarded marina industry veteran, Dan Moore, has joined the firm as President of the Marine construction division. In this role, Moore will work closely with Straticon’s commercial upland management to provide leadership and oversight on all marina and marine related construction assignments."Dan is a veteran professional with ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Friday, September 21, 2018
MARTIN COUNTY SCHOOLS TO PARTICIPATE IN DADS TAKE YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL DAY The Martin County School District, in collaboration with the Florida Department of Education, is recognizing Wednesday, September 26 as "Dads Take Your Child to School Day." Schools throughout Martin County encourage fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, family friends and other male role models to ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Stewart Swanson, Regional Sugarcane Extension Agent for the University of Florida IFAS tells Lake Okeechobee News..."Best Management Practices (BMP) programs, manuals and educational training have been developed for every aspect of agriculture in Florida: citrus, vegetables, agronomic crops, specialty fruit and nut crops, poultry, horse and cattle farms, nurseries, dairy and sod farms.By ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Stuart, FL. – Straticon Construction announced today that well-regarded marina industry veteran, Dan Moore, has joined the firm as President of the Marine construction division. In this role, Moore will work closely with Straticon’s commercial upland management to provide leadership and oversight on all marina and marine related construction assignments. "Dan is a veteran professional with ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, September 20, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control has issued an animal safety alert related to algae blooms. The CDC advises pet and livestock owners, if there is a potential cyanobacteria bloom, "When in doubt, it's best to keep out". The CDC advises that you can help protect pets and livestock from cyanobacteria blooms by taking the following actions:*Visit https://www.cdc.gov/habs/general.html to learn more ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, September 20, 2018
- The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) issued an environmental resource permit (ERP) to Alico Inc., allowing the private landowner to provide a dispersed water management project that will store approximately 92,000 acre-feet of water on an annual average basis on its property, including approximately 56,000 acre-feet of water from the Caloosahatchee River.  "By approving their ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, September 20, 2018
 STUART, FL - On Tuesday, September 18, the Martin County School Board approved a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the school district and the Martin County Education Association (MCEA) that will provide salary stipends to teachers. Funding for the salary stipends will come from proceeds generated by the half-mill property tax increase, which was approved by Martin County voters in August ...read more
Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Caler, Donten Levine, Cohen, Porter & Veil, P.A. (CDL), a certified public accounting firm, will be the Premier Presenting Sponsor again of this year's Take Steps West Palm Beach Walk (the Walk).  It is the tenth anniversary of the Walk and the goals are to raise money for Crohn's & Colitis Foundation research and bring awareness to Palm Beach and Martin Counties.  Rebecca Levine, daughter of Joel ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
As the poet Dylan Thomas wrote, “Do not go gentle into that good night . . .” “The Velocity of Autumn” swirls around an 80-year-old artist named Alexandra in a showdown with her family over where she’ll spend her remaining years.  In Alexandra’s corner are her wit, her volcanic passion, and the fact that she’s barricaded herself in her Brooklyn brownstone with enough Molotov cocktails to take out ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is providing an additional $4 million in grant funding to assist local communities impacted by red tide, bringing the total amount of grant funding to $13 million for communities dealing with naturally-occurring red tide and the blue-green algae caused by federal water releases from Lake Okeechobee. ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Port Saint Lucie, FL (Grassroots Newswire) September 18, 2018 -- Weichert, Realtors(r) - Integrity Group is proud to announce Rhonda Manco has joined their Port Saint Lucie office. Manco joins a dedicated team of knowledgeable agents at Weichert, Realtors(r) - Integrity Group, who bring many years of combined real estate expertise to their clients. Weichert, Realtors(r) - Integrity Group, located ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
 A recent report and subsequent news coverage have highlighted the lack of affordable senior housing in Broward County, an issue that is all too real for low-income seniors living in southeast Florida and throughout the state. The report points out that Florida has the highest concentration of older residents in the country (today, approximately one in five Floridians is age 60 years or older), ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
JENSEN BEACH, Fla. – The Environmental Studies Council will be hosting their Annual Open House on Sat., October 6 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.  The Center, located at 2900 NE Indian River Drive in Jensen Beach, features saltwater aquariums, hands on learning and is home to a releasable juvenile loggerhead sea turtle.  Students in the Martin County School District enjoy the environmental learning ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest, Education, Economic
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Martin County Board of County Commissioners is hosting a guided nature walk at Halpatiokee Regional Park on Saturday, September 22, at 9:00 a.m. In celebration of National Public Lands Day, Joyce E. Thomasson will lead hikers along a beautiful trail, sharing her knowledge of flora and fauna in the area. The nature hike is free, and the moderate hiking trail accommodates hikers of all ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
  The Coast Guard's many missions include coastal border security, such as illegal drug and migrant interdiction. They play an essential role in maintaining the rule of law on our waterways. As the new chairman of this subcommittee, I'm committed to ensuring that the Coast Guard has the tools they need to succeed at these critical missions. To learn more about my work on your behalf, please ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
You’re invited to ask questions, address concerns and take part in the discussion! Friday, September 28th, speakers will share their experiences regarding suicide and offer advice to those seeking more information. Please share attachments and let me know if you have any questions!  Suicide Awareness Symposium7:45 AM – 11:00 AMFriday, September 28th,2018Port Saint Lucie Community Center  In the ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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Tuesday, September 18, 2018
 
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Monday, September 17, 2018
Save September 26, 2018The next Rivers Coalition meeting is WednesdaySeptember 26 at approx 6:15 pm at Stuart City Hall   "Meet and Greet"  our General Election "Candidates"  5:30 - 6:15 pm  before the Regular meeting.  Light snacks and refreshments will be served!       The Rivers Coalition would like to put forward a short list of water related questions!    Our "Meet and Greet" should be ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Monday, September 17, 2018
The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board on Thursday voted to fund research to develop biological controls to slow the invasion of Lygodium, an invasive plant that is strangling tree islands in the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in Palm Beach County. Biological control seeks to reduce the spread of invasive plants by reintroducing natural pests ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Monday, September 17, 2018
Good news: my bill, the Secure Border Communications Act, was passed by the Homeland Security Committee yesterday. Upgrading our communication along the border will help ensure that we know who is entering our country and why they are here. Stronger border security is critical to our national security, as well as the fight against drug and human trafficking. Now that the Homeland Security ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Monday, September 17, 2018
Wine lovers and those crazy about cats are invited to join the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast for its second annual Kitty Catalina Wine Mixer from 6 to 8 p.m. on Fri., Sept. 21. The event will benefit the shelter animals at the Palm City shelter, 4100 SW Leighton Farm Avenue. The cost is $20 per person, which includes admission and one free raffle ticket. Attendees must be 21 years of age ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Monday, September 17, 2018
Extreme activist group Bullsugar is caught red handed pushing fake news on important water issues that affect us allAccording to The Capitolist..."One of Florida’s leading environmental activist groups, Bullsugar.org, promoted a bizarre fake news story on their Facebook page on Sunday morning. The story was first published on a website that appears to be based in the central European nation of ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Monday, September 17, 2018
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the relocation of a Business Recovery Center from the Airport Maintenance Building, 1895 SE Flying Fortress Way, Stuart, FL (last day of operation Sept. 15 until 2:00 p.m.) to the Martin County Fire Rescue Headquarters, 800 SE Monterey Rd., Stuart, FL, as indicated below and will operate until further notice:Martin County Martin County Fire ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Monday, September 17, 2018
THE MARTIN COUNTY TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION   invites you to join us for a luncheon at the Dolphin Bar and Shrimp House1401 NE Indian River Drive Jensen BeachOctober 18, 2018 at 12:00Our Guest Speaker will be the Treasurer Coast's representative on the South Florida Water Management District, Brandon TuckerMenu: Bread, salad, soft drink or coffee/tea Rosemary Garlic Chicken w/mashed ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Monday, September 17, 2018
SFWMD unveils new educational video about lake management and its impacts on South FloridaThe South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) unveiled a new video to educate the public about management of Lake Okeechobee.  The video, "Who Relies on Lake Okeechobee?", was shown to the public at the SFWMD Governing Board's regular monthly meeting on Thursday. The video explains the role of Lake ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Friday, September 14, 2018
Wells to Help Reduce Damaging Estuary DischargesTest wells will help gather additional scientific data about large scale use of proven deep injection technology to combat Lake Okeechobee discharges   Sept. 13, 2018  SFWMD Moving Ahead with Emergency Estuary Protection Wells to Help Reduce Damaging Estuary DischargesTest wells will help gather additional scientific data about large scale use ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
Friday, September 14, 2018
The Florida Chamber of Commerce today made candidate endorsements in state House and Senate races for the 2018 general election. The following three West Palm Beach - Ft. Pierce - Boca Raton area candidate endorsements were announced: Florida House:David SilversMatt Willhite Florida Senate:Gayle Harrell Important Election Information:Florida Chamber members and their employees can now receive ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
Friday, September 14, 2018
Advocacy Campaign  February 12-14, 2019Tallahassee, Florida   Alzheimer's Community Care needs your help! Come join us on our 9th AnnualAdvocacy Trip to help promote the needs of Alzheimer's patients and caregivers.    Time for excitement as our advocates prepare for our upcoming visit to Tallahassee to convey our message on behalf of our families who cope every day with the effects of ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
Friday, September 14, 2018
Sept. 13, 2018  SFWMD Continues Actions to Move WaterLatest video update highlights continuing District efforts to lower water levels caused by record May rainfall and recent storms  West Palm Beach, FL - The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has been working around the clock for months to lower water levels in the water conservation areas to create capacity for sending ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
Friday, September 14, 2018
WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT ENDORSES BILL SUPPORTING CONGRESSIONAL OFFICES AT VA HOSPITALSThis morning I testified before the House Veterans Affairs Committee about my bill, the Improving Veterans Access to Congressional Services Act, to streamline the opening of Congressional offices inside VA medical facilities across the nation. At the hearing, I was proud to get the support of the Wounded Warrior ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, September 13, 2018
The First Day of Fall is Also Fall Prevention Awareness Day Local senior services provider offers timely tips to families and caregivers to help prevent painful, and avoidable, fall injuries Stuart, FL (Grassroots Newswire) September 12, 2018 - September 22 is the first day of fall, 2018. It is also the day that the National Council on Aging (NCOA) designates each year as Fall Prevention ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, September 13, 2018
The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) unveiled a new website to help the public track the status of the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Storage Reservoir Project and how much the state and federal governments have invested in major projects to restore Florida's Everglades.  The Restoration and Cost Sharing tracking website gives the public detailed information on how much the ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, September 13, 2018
***REVISON - Project has been postponed and will be rescheduled - An Information Release will be distributed when the new dates are determined ***    On Tuesday, September 18, 2018 FPL contractors will be replacing three poles on SE Indian Street. This work will require the closure of the eastbound lane on SE Indian Street, just east of CR-A1A (SE Dixie Highway), between the hours of 9:00 am and ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, September 13, 2018
  We are in the midst of a war on terror and continue to be the target of radicals who want to do our country harm. Ensuring we know who is entering our country and why they are here is essential to national security. Beyond the threat of terrorism, securing our border is vitally important to preventing drug and human trafficking. Improving communication is a critical component of this ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Teleperformance, the global leader in outsourced omnichannel customer experience management, announced that it will host their Annual National Hiring Day in the US on Wednesday, September 12, with a goal to hire more than 1,500 people across the US on this day. Teleperformance will host a Career Event on Wednesday, September 12, where the company encourages anyone interested in the opportunity to ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Play bingo for a worthy cause at ‘Bingo Night for our Veterans,’ on Saturday, October 13 at Miles Grant Country Club in Stuart located at 5101 S.E. Miles Grant Rd, Stuart FL 34997. Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit The Veterans Council of Martin County. Cost is $25 it includes pasta buffet and 6 rounds of bingo with three cards per round. There will be 50/50, raffles and prizes donated by ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Weichert(r) Fast Track Training Offers Competitive Edge For Local Real Estate Professionals Port Saint Lucie, FL (Grassroots Newswire) September 11, 2018 -Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. is proud to announce that the following Weichert affiliated agents have successfully completed its Fast Track training: * From Weichert, Realtors(r) - Integrity Group, located in Port Saint Lucie: Sales ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
TC Palm Editorial Board Supports Brightline Station in the region The TC Palm recently wrote an editorial supporting a Brightline station in the Treasure Coast. City managers in Vero Beach, Fort Pierce, Sebastian, and Stuart were contacted by Brightline to identify locations in their cities that would be suitable for a potential future station. According to the TC Palm, the City of Fort Pierce ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
On Tuesday, September 18, 2018 FPL contractors will be replacing three poles on SE Indian Street. This work will require the closure of the eastbound lane on SE Indian Street, just east of CR-A1A (SE Dixie Highway), between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm. This work is expected to be complete by Thursday, September 20, 2018. Westbound traffic will not be affected by the closure.  Motorists and ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
  Fixing our toxic water is, without a doubt, the most important issue for our community. That's why one of my top priorities in Congress has been passing legislation called the Water Resources Development Act, which was drafted by the subcommittee on which I serve as Vice Chairman. With people getting sick, animals dying, our environment being demolished and our economy withering, we cannot ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
The Alzheimer's Association has moved to a temporary address in Pt St Lucie while the permanent office is being built out.  We are no longer at the Nexus building in Stuart.    Donna True, LCSW | Program Services Coordinator | Alzheimer's Association Southeast Florida Chapter |  dtrue@alz.org | www.alz.org/seflorida  | 24/7 Helpline: 800.272.3900   
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Martin County Mosquito Control will conduct an aerial larvicide treatment commencing Thursday morning, September 13, to reduce saltmarsh mosquito populations due to recent rain. Approximately 290 acres on Hutchinson Island (Zone H-2) and in Palm City, south of Lighthouse Point (Zone B-5) will be treated with granular larvicide, weather-permitting. Treatments will continue until all areas are ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Want to start a rather heated Facebook discussion? Run this question, which we received at our Save Our Water Summit, up a Caloosahactchee/Lake Okeechobee water advocacy group flagpole: “Is anything being done to prevent “Big Sugar” from backwashing polluted water back into Lake O? What is U.S. Sugar doing to prevent polluting Lake O?”That’s what an audience member at The News-Press’ Save Our ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article, Human Interest
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
The community is invited to an interactive event to view concept designs, learn more about this unique water quality project and speak with the engineers and lead artist.Residents are encouraged to bring snacks and desserts to the potluck event organized to move creative ideas into reality through this extraordinary project.  When:  Saturday, September 22, 3:00 - 5:30 p.m.Where: Palm City ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, General News Article, Community, Press Release
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Fun Facts, Press Release, General News Article
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Country music superstar Justin Moore is using his voice to support the healing and rebuilding at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Moore, a #1 Billboard Country music artist, will headline #MSDCOUNTRYSTRONG, a benefit concert for those impacted by the tragedy. The concert will be held Sep. 21, at 7 p.m. at the FAU Kaye Auditorium in Boca Raton. 777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33431Doors ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Monday, September 10, 2018
Ever Growing and ExpandingFrom an additional office to additional staff members, The Law Offices of Travis R. Walker, P.A. continues to find ways to support their Treasure Coast Clients.Stuart, Florida, September 7th, 2018 – The Law Offices of Travis R. Walker, P.A. has been busy finding ways to serve our clients on the Treasure Coast in the best and most efficient ways.  Our expansion includes a ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, September 10, 2018
 At a hearing yesterday, Circuit Court Judge William L. Roby, granted a motion to dismiss a lawsuit that could have threatened the county's ability to effectively manage growth. In April of this year, the Martin County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) unanimously denied a proposal to amend the Comprehensive Plan that would have been the first step in allowing expanded utilities services and ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, September 10, 2018
This week, Governor Scott announced $1.5 million in Competitive Florida Partnership and Community Planning Technical Assistance grants for rural communities in our state. These grants are awarded to communities to advance their economic development visions.  This funding is in addition to the more than $35 million awarded to small and rural communities through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund, ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, September 10, 2018
Yesterday, POLITICO Florida reported on the threats made by radical anti-farming activists in the mold of groups like Bullsugar and the Everglades Trust. According to POLITICO, at least one sugarcane farming company in Florida, the Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative, received an anonymous threat of harm if people showed up to work at its Belle Glade facility.In response, today Everglades Trust ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, September 10, 2018
Family Day is a national campaign that celebrates simple, everyday things that parents can do to connect with their kids. Sharing frequent meals together, playing games, and engaging in conversation have all been proven to reduce the likelihood that children will use drugs in the future. During the last week of September, Family Day brings together communities across the country to celebrate the ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, September 10, 2018
Agenda8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. - Check-In9:15 a.m.- 9:30 a.m. - Welcome by Southeast District Director Jennifer Smith and presentation of the S.E.D. Award. In addition, an introduction to the Southeast District will be given by Southeast District Assistant Director Jason Andreotta.9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. - Funding Opportunities Looking for a loan or grant for a water project that will provide a ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, September 07, 2018
As you know, the 51st annual Florida Governor's Conference on Tourism is taking place September 12-14 at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate.  GC18 will bring together the tourism industry, advertising agencies, travel experts and state leaders to explore the latest trends and opportunities for the industry.  At GC18, we will have a media room set up to assist professional ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Friday, September 07, 2018
PORT ST LUCIE, FL, September 07, 2018—The Terrio Group is celebrating ten years in business on The Treasure Coast on October 1st. The milestone year is remarkable for Founder Mike Terrio who started the financial and retirement planning firm after experiencing firsthand the financial devastation that can result after a family crisis. The hard lesson learned was the catalyst that marked Terrio’s ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, September 07, 2018
Tykes & Teens to Host Free Family Day Events in Martin County Stuart, FL-September 6, 2018-Family Day is a national campaign that celebrates simple, everyday things that parents can do to connect with their kids. Sharing frequent meals together, playing games, and engaging in conversation have all been proven to reduce the likelihood that children will use drugs in the future. During the last week ...read more
Thursday, September 06, 2018
Clinton A. Smith, CPA, CCIFP has been promoted to Principal in the Sarasota, Fla., office of HBK CPAs & Consultants (HBK). Mr. Smith joined the HBK office in Naples, Florida in October of 2007 after earning his B.S. in Accounting from Youngstown State University. In 2009, he moved to the HBK office in Sarasota, Fla. He is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Construction Industry Financial ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community
Thursday, September 06, 2018
Today, following requests by Governor Rick Scott, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a disaster declaration on red tide and a disaster declaration on the blue-green algal blooms that are caused by water releases from Lake Okeechobee. Please find the announcement from the SBA on red tide HERE. Please find the announcement from the SBA on blue-green algal blooms HERE. With these ...read more
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Thursday, September 06, 2018
Advertise in In Season        It's time for In Season!       Hello friends, On September 28th, Hometown News will publish our most popular special section of the year, In Season! This exciting publication will include a comprehensive ...read more
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Thursday, September 06, 2018
Sept. 6, 2018  SFWMD Unveils New Public Geospatial Data WebsiteWebpage gives public greater access to the SFWMD GIS datasets   West Palm Beach, FL - The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) this week unveiled a new webpage to provide the public with easy access to its geospatial/GIS datasets. The public can browse, search, filter, preview and download the GIS datasets in a ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Thursday, September 06, 2018
The Army Corps is keeping an artificially high level of water on Lake Okeechobee, risking dike failure and putting special interests ahead of the health and human safety of the communities east and west of the lake. We cannot tolerate mismanagement of Lake Okeechobee that results in toxic discharges destroying our community and putting people’s lives at risk. Toxic algae can cause nausea, ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Martin County's Emergency Management Agency, the St. Lucie County Department of Public Safety and Florida Power & Light (FPL) will conduct quarterly testing of the outdoor warning sirens for the St. Lucie nuclear power plant at noon on Thursday, September 6. The test will involve a one-minute sounding of all 90 sirens within the 10-mile St. Lucie plant emergency planning zone. Before and after ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, September 05, 2018
The conversation about water has reached a fevered pitch, and rightfully so.Red tide, blue-green algae and Lake Okeechobee discharges are all extremely serious water issues that deserve serious attention. An abundance of scientific organizations, studies and data say that water quality plays a role in all of them. People may be surprised to hear that we agree.However, these water issues are so ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, September 05, 2018
The cyanobacterial blooms that have plagued South Florida this summer have led to protests from the public, promises from politicians and blame (mostly targeted at farmers and Lake Okeechobee) from the coastal media. But amid all of the slogans, sound bites and allegations, maybe we’re asking the wrong question. Instead of asking where the algae or cyanobacteria (which is not technically algae ...read more
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Tuesday, September 04, 2018
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Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Utilizing state funds, Martin County has begun a pilot program to remove blue-green algae from waterways. Residents are urged to report matted blue-green algae through the county's website at www.martin.fl.us/AlgaeRemoval. Learn more >
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Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Save the date! Join us at Langford Park for Family Fun Day in celebration of Family Day 2018. On Friday, September 21, from 6 to 9 p.m., families can enjoy a fun-filled, free evening of games, arts, crafts, karaoke and healthy food samples. We look forward to celebrating Family Day 2018 with you! 
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Tuesday, September 04, 2018
This is the last week to get your BOGO on at Martin County Golf Course! This month, buy one round at regular price and get one of equal or lesser value for free. Take advantage of this special offer and book your tee time now. Free round must be booked the day of a paid round. Re-scheduling of free rounds is not allowed.
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Tuesday, September 04, 2018
On Wednesday, September 5, 2018 Florida Power & Light will be performing maintenance work on SW Martin Highway. This work will necessitate the closure of the right turn lane on eastbound SW Martin Highway that turns on to SW Mapp Road between the hours of 9:00 am and 12:00 pm. In addition, a closure of the outside right lane on westbound SW Martin Highway just west of SW Mapp Road between the ...read more
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Tuesday, September 04, 2018
STUART, FL - The Martin County School Board has scheduled an emergency meeting for 3 p.m. on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. The purpose of the meeting is to amend the resolution for the sales surtax referendum that will appear on voters' ballots in November.  The current referendum language indicates that if approved by voters, the sales surtax would begin on February 1, 2019. The Department of ...read more
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Tuesday, September 04, 2018
GOLDEN GATE – This August a community milestone was reached, it has been a year since the long-awaited opening of House of Hope’s Golden Gate Center for Enrichment, the distinct two-story historic building at the corner of SE Dixie Highway and Delmar Street in Stuart. Within the beautifully restored walls of the once blighted building, hundreds of local residents have now accessed life enhancing ...read more
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Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Bonita Springs, FL - Officials from the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), the City of Bonita Springs, Lee County and Collier County met earlier this month and agreed to have a future public workshop to further discuss a proposal that could help shorten the duration of flooding in Bonita Springs and southern Lee County.   The proposal, which is still in the preliminary stages of ...read more
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Tuesday, September 04, 2018
 The Martin County Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce registration is now open for the 29th Annual Senior Games. Taking place October 27 - November 4, participants can compete in a variety of events. "The games promote physical and social wellness and encourage everyone to get active and stay fit for life, reflecting the Martin County Parks and Recreation Department's goal to ...read more
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Tuesday, September 04, 2018
On Thursday, September 6, 2018 Pike Electric will begin a FPL pole replacement project. This work will require the following intermittent road closures between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm:  SE Evergreen Avenue between SE Iris Street and SE Indian Street from 9/6/18 thru 9/25/18.  SE Ferndale Avenue between SE Delmar Street and SE Indian Street from 9/26/18 thru 10/8/18  SE Golden Gate ...read more
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Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Spend an afternoon at the movies with a showing of "The Graduate" at the Cummings Library on Wednesday, September 5 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. In this award-winning film, a disillusioned college graduate finds himself torn between his older lover and her daughter. Starring Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft and Katherine Ross. Learn more >
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Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Visit one of Martin County's historic treasures and enjoy some local art. "A Brush Stroke in Time" features watercolor paintings by local pioneer Curt Whiticar coupled with historical photographs and information on local events and history. Learn more >
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Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Born just north of Dublin, highly acclaimed Irish singer and songwriter Brendan Nolan grew up immersed in the Irish music of the '60s and '70s. Join Brendan at the Hoke Library on Thursday, September 6 from 6 to 7 p.m. for traditional favorites and original tunes. Learn more > 
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Friday, August 31, 2018
SFWMD Preparing Regional Flood Control System for Forecasted Heavy Rainfall from Tropical WaveWest Palm Beach, FL - The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is preparing the regional flood control system to handle heavy local rainfall expected from a tropical wave approaching South Florida this Labor Day weekend.  At the same time, SFWMD has been working around the clock for months to ...read more
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Friday, August 31, 2018
As we are halfway through hurricane season and weather conditions have become more supportive for tropical development, we want to ensure you have the most up-to-date information on VISIT FLORIDA's pre- and post-storm action plans.  We encourage you to watch our 2018 Hurricane Preparedness Webinar,which provides tips and updates to better prepare the tourism industry during this year's hurricane ...read more
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Friday, August 31, 2018
FDFC Board Approves Brightline's PAB RequestOn Wednesday, the Florida Development Finance Corporation approved Brightline's request to act as a conduit for the issuance of $1.75 billion in Private Activity Bonds. These bonds will finance the rail infrastructure in five counties, including Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Brevard and Orange counties. Brightline expects to start construction on ...read more
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Friday, August 31, 2018
You are invited to attend "Simple Steps for Growing a Business, Module 2", on Friday, September 14, 2018 in Stuart.   In this workshop, "Managing Time, People and Resources", you will be encouraged to take a close look at your company to evaluate where your business might be weak.  You will use this knowledge to determine if additional staff is necessary or if tasks should be outsourced to ...read more
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Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Tuesday is primary Election Day in Florida, and LeadingAge Florida encourages all elders who are registered to vote in Florida to exercise their right and participate in the voting process.  “Your vote is your voice,” said Steve Bahmer, LeadingAge Florida President and CEO, “and it is important for elders in Florida to make their voices heard by going to the polls on Tuesday.“Florida’s population ...read more
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Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Still wrestling with which candidate to choose for District 4? With the river running green, it seems some voters feel they have no choice in the District 4 County Commission race except to choose Sarah Heard, whose reputation is to protect the environment. That’s not true. They do have a choice – as a matter of fact, three other choices who are true environmentalists who have pledged to take ...read more
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Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Today is Election Day, and if the depressing predictions are accurate, voter turn-out will be low.As your State Committeewoman, I urge you to vote.As a daughter of a veteran of foreign war, I urge you to vote.As a woman, I urge you to vote.I urge you to vote because it is our privilege and so many people have sacrificed to give us this right.At a time when many Americans are fed up with politics ...read more
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Monday, August 27, 2018
Martin County has awarded a contract for blue green-algae removal and disposal to global engineering firm, AECOM, one of the nation's largest construction and engineering firms with expertise in environmental cleanup. Using a $700,000 grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, work will begin as impacted areas are identified and continue while state funds remain ...read more
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Monday, August 27, 2018
 The public is invited to attend a commissioner town hall meeting on Wednesday, August 29, hosted by Martin County District 3 Commissioner Harold Jenkins. The Commissioner invites residents and business owners to have an open discussion and address any issues they feel he should know about. This meeting is to discuss county business and will not be a Hobe Sound incorporation discussion. The ...read more
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Monday, August 27, 2018
West Palm Beach, FL - The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has been working around the clock to lower water levels in the water conservation areas to create capacity for sending additional Lake Okeechobee water south, all in an effort to alleviate South Florida's high water emergency.    SFWMD Principal Hydrogeologist Robert Verrastro gave an update on the District research efforts ...read more
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Monday, August 27, 2018
As of 2:30 p.m. Friday, August 24 Jensen Beach, Stuart Beach and Bathtub Beach are closed to swimming due to visible blue-green algae in the water. Lifeguards will remain on duty during regular guarded hours. Residents are encouraged to call the beach hotline at 772-320-3112 to check current beach conditions.
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Monday, August 27, 2018
North Palm Beach, Fl: Managing Director Donna Carbone announced the first offering in the Burt Reynolds Institute’s new Plays in Progress black box theater series. Carbone, a published author and playwright, is also the moderator of the Institute’s creative writing class. SHOTS! was written by 18-year-old Christina Karabiyik, a student in that class, and offers an in-depth look at gun violence ...read more
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Monday, August 27, 2018
On Thursday Brightline, Florida's new hospitality-focused express intercity passenger rail service, welcomed City of Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and approximately 30 community leaders from the Tampa Bay region. The mayor received a first-hand look and overview about the economic and tourism impacts Brightline has had on South Florida from Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez and City of Fort ...read more
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Thursday, June 21, 2018
Friends in Pink announces their 11th Annual Friendship Luncheon "Positively Pink" to be held at the Legacy Golf & Tennis Club in Port St. Lucie on Saturday, October 20, 2018 starting at 11:30am.  Honoring Breast Cancer Survivors, Supporters, Volunteers and Health Care Professionals, the Friendship Luncheon raises funds to benefit Treasure Coast Breast Care Recipients who are under-insured or ...read more
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Thursday, June 07, 2018
The Lyric Theatre is proud to presentThe Cult Classic Film Series!  ​*Tickets are available online or by visiting The Lyric Theatre Box Office; seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.*Tickets are $10 per film or you can buy tickets for all 7 films for $50.*Summer Box Office Hours are Monday thru Saturday 10am - 3pm and Two Hours Prior to Show Times.  ***The Big LeboskiFriday, August 17 at ...read more
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