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Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Automated operation of the S-25 water control structure gates will be unavailable starting Thursday, Jan. 24, due to required repairs to the hydraulic lift system. The S-25 gate will be operated by crane during the repair, which is estimated to take 60 days to complete.  If water conditions require the opening of S-25 during this time the lack of automatic control will result in larger than normal ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
The federal government has been shut down for an unprecedented 31 days, and it is unclear when it will reopen. Meanwhile, hardworking people right here in Martin County are struggling to make ends meet. House of Hope has experienced an influx of inquiries regarding the local federal employees and government assistance recipients who are worried about keeping food on the table if the shutdown ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
***New for Next School Year: VPK Program to be Offered at Bessey Creek Elementary School***  STUART, FL - The Martin County School District's Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program (VPK) will begin accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year on February 4, 2019. The program is available at select schools with limited enrollment.  VPK is an early learning program that provides ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
When I was serving in Afghanistan, trash and human waste were often burned in open air pits. In the last 30 years alone, over 140,000 United States’ service members have reported exposure to similar burn pits and the toxic airborne chemicals they produce. That is far too many, and the number of unreported exposures is likely higher. Exposure to these toxic burn pits has caused an alarming ...read more
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Wednesday, January 23, 2019
On January 25, Martin County's Emergency Management Agency, the St. Lucie County Department of Public Safety and Florida Power & Light (FPL) will conduct siren maintenance testing of the outdoor warning sirens for the St. Lucie nuclear power plant. Each of the sirens in Martin County will sound for 20 seconds between 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Before and after the sirens sound, a message will be ...read more
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Wednesday, January 23, 2019
TAX REFORM & INVESTMENT UPDATE  Please join us for a FREE but valuable seminar. Ben DiGirolamo, one of our firm’s leading tax specialists, will discuss the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act. Brian Sommers, HBKS’s Chief Investment Officer, will be discussing the ever changing and volatile investment markets.  DATE: Thursday, January 24, 2019   TIME:  8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.Refreshments will be servedLOCATION: ...read more
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Friday, January 18, 2019
Treasure Coast Classical Academy, a K-12 public, tuition-free classical charter school will open in Martin County this August.   Founded by a group of Martin County citizens who care deeply about classical education, Treasure Coast Classical Academy (TCCA) will open as a K-6 school and add one grade per year until it reaches K-12. It is an affiliate of the Hillsdale College Barney Charter School ...read more
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Friday, January 18, 2019
Crews working for the South Florida Water Management District's (SFWMD) Big Cypress Basin (BCB) will clear debris and vegetation from the right of way along a 1.3-mile section of the Golden Gate Main Canal from Interstate 75 west to Livingston Road in unincorporated Collier County beginning in February.  Crews will be removing potentially hazardous trees, litter and other debris from the right of ...read more
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Friday, January 18, 2019
MARTY, Martin County public transit, will operate during normal business hours on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 21. For more information on hours and schedules, please visit www.martin.fl.us/transit.  
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, January 18, 2019
Check out "Dark Money" at the Cummings Library on Wednesday, January 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. This political thriller examines one of the greatest threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. In collaboration with POV, the independent, award-winning nonfiction film series on PBS. www.pbs.org/pov/darkmoney
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, January 18, 2019
January 20, 2019 Rivers Coalition members: At the last general meeting we announced a restructuring aimed at streamlining the organization and leadership to give us the ability to react to our ever-growing membership. This will enhance our standing and ability to effectively achieve our goal of stopping the harmful discharges. Towards this end we have implemented the following changes: the ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, January 17, 2019
 The Martin County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applications from individuals interested in being considered for appointment to fill positions on the Construction Industry Licensing Board. All individuals serve without compensation and are requested to submit an Application for Appointment to Martin County Administration by Friday, February 22, 2019. For an Application, please call ...read more
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Thursday, January 17, 2019
On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, Crown Castle will be installing new fiber on SW Allapattah Road.   This work will necessitate a south bound lane closure on SW Allapattah Road, just south of SW Martin Highway, between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:30 pm weekdays only. The work is anticipated to be complete by February 15, 2019. Motorists are encouraged to exercise caution and expect minor delays.  The ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, January 17, 2019
The Environmental Studies Council is bringing a night of Cuban spice to the Treasure Coast!  The gala, set for February 22,  promises to bring a touch of latin flair to the evening.  Guests will dine on delicious authentic Cuban food under the lush palms of the Felipe property in Palm City.  Dancing shoes are encouraged as guests can expect to be serenaded by a four piece Latin band throughout ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
With a drier than average dry season so far and what are historically the driest months of the year still to come, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is hard at work planning to ensure adequate water supply amid potential water shortage conditions over the coming months.  From the start of the dry season in November through today, rainfall totals Districtwide are about 17 percent ...read more
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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Our Skin Serenity Spa V.I.P. membership now includes massage! For $79 a month you now receive a choice between a Full Face Dermaplane, Skin Serenity Spa Customized Facial, or a Swedish Massage! Everyone needs a spa day!
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Fun Facts, Press Release
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
 Please join us for a FREE but valuable seminar. Ben DiGirolamo, one of our firm’s leading tax specialists, will discuss the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act. Brian Sommers, HBKS’s Chief Investment Officer, will be discussing the ever changing and volatile investment markets.  DATE: Thursday, January 24, 2019   TIME:  8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.Refreshments will be servedLOCATION: The Wolf Technology Center ...read more
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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Construction for Seminole Bluff, Stuart, Florida’s limited edition, luxury waterfront residences, is officially underway with a groundbreaking on the banks of the Saint Lucie River.  Congressman Brian Mast (R-18th District) joined a host of other local dignitaries for the start of the $40 million-dollar project.                 “Seminole Bluff is an example of why we must protect the quality of ...read more
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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
 For the fourth time in a row, ArtsFest has been named one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society (STS). The best events across the southeastern United States compete to receive a Top 20 designation. The Martin County Office of Tourism and Marketing and the Arts Council of Martin County collaborated on the application for this prestigious designation. Celebrating ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
 The Broadway musical of Charles M. Schulz’s lovable Peanuts gang will be at A.C.T. Studio Theatre Feb. 8 – 24.  “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” is deeply ingrained in the American psyche—from Peanuts comic strip to TV cartoons to this charming musical—and the years have treated the young group well!    Audiences of all ages will enjoy the sweet, joyful innocence of the Peanuts gang and the ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, January 14, 2019
On Thursday, January 17, 2019, Crown Castle will be installing new fiber on SW Allapattah Road.   This work will necessitate a south bound lane closure on SW Allapattah Road between SW Warfield Boulevard and SW Palomino Street between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:30 pm weekdays only. The work is anticipated to be complete by January 25, 2019. Motorists are encouraged to exercise caution and expect ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Monday, January 14, 2019
Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) and Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) have partnered to add new innovative solar arrays that will promote sustainability to millions of travelers, while harnessing the power of the sun. As of January 2019, PBI is now home to three solar trees, which are located on the inbound airport access road, Turnage Blvd. just before the parking garage, and a solar ...read more
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Monday, January 14, 2019
Baer’s Furniture has donated new beds to Molly’s House, a healthcare hospitality house in Historic Downtown Stuart.  The generous donation included mattresses, mattress foundations, and protective covers.  Molly's House was the dream project of Molly Sharkey, who was diagnosed with chronic myelocytic leukemia when she was twelve-years-old.  During the next six years Molly and her family traveled ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Monday, January 14, 2019
For boaters navigating to and from Lake Okeechobee, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) will soon close several navigation locks on the north shore for safety reasons. The closures are a result of persistent drier-than-average conditions that have reduced water levels in Lake Okeechobee. Injury and lock damage could occur when boats pass through these structures at water levels ...read more
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Monday, January 14, 2019
On Saturday, January 19, 2019, the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a gourmet food truck expo. This event will result in the closure of SE Mars Street and SE Apollo Street between SE Old Post Office Alley and SE Dixie Highway Service Road between the hours of 3:00 pm and 9:00 pm. Motorist and pedestrians are encouraged to exercise caution and seek alternate routes.      The Martin ...read more
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Friday, January 11, 2019
Today Governor Ron DeSantis signed Executive Order 19-12 which reforms Florida’s environmental and water policy.  Called the Achieving More Now for Florida’s Environment executive order, Governor DeSantis said:"Our water and natural resources are the foundation of our economy and our way of life in Florida The protection of water resources is one of the most pressing issues facing our state. ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Friday, January 11, 2019
At their regular meeting this week, the Martin County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to invest $5.5 million in the renovation of the county's municipal golf course."We're pleased the Board approved the plan. The new course design will offer an enhanced golfing experience for residents and visitors, while the addition of modern technology and improved facilities will elevate the ...read more
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Thursday, January 10, 2019
Calendar:     Jan 11-13 ~ 45th Annual Stuart Boat Show  Jan 12 - 13 ~ Chapman School of Seamanship - CPC 200 - Powerboat Handling. For more info, call 772-283-8130. See below for the complete class schedule.   Jan 19 ~ USCG Aux - Flotilla 59 - About Boating Safety Course. For more info, call 772.288.0509.   Jan 19 - 20 ~ ABC3 Safe Boating Course at St. Joseph Parish Life Center from 9am - ...read more
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Thursday, January 10, 2019
West Palm Beach, FL - The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has substantially completed the first phase of the expansion of Stormwater Treatment Area 1 West (STA-1W) in western Palm Beach County last week.  The expansion adds an additional 4,600 acres of natural wetlands to treat water and remove excess nutrients such as phosphorus before it is moved south through Florida's water ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, January 10, 2019
 The Martin County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applications from individuals interested in being considered for appointment to vacancies on the Community Development Block Grant Citizen Advisory Task Force. All individuals serve without compensation and are requested to submit an Application for Appointment to Martin County Administration by Friday, February 22, 2019. For an ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, January 10, 2019
 The Martin County School District has partnered with the Center for Constitutional Values to bring a hands-on civics lesson to high school students! The annual Constitutional Academic Competitions allow local Youth in Government students to research a designated constitutional issue and present their arguments in a debate-style format before a sitting judge. Students are competing for scholarship ...read more
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Thursday, January 10, 2019
There’s still time to register for Johns Hopkins Medicine’s women’s health conference in West Palm Beach on Thursday, January 31, 2019.  Once again, we will be offering two keynote presentations along with the opportunity to choose two out of six seminars by Johns Hopkins Medicine physicians.  Topics include the new face of cosmetic enhancement; the rise of lung cancer in women who have never ...read more
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Wednesday, January 09, 2019
On Saturday, January 12, 2019 and Sunday, January 13, 2019, the Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the Jensen Beach Art & Craft Show, which will result in the closure of CR 707A (NE Jensen Beach Boulevard), from NE Pineapple Avenue to CR 707 (NE Indian River Drive). The closure is scheduled to begin at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2019 and will reopen by 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, January 09, 2019
Ron DeSantis has just taken the oath of office to become Florida’s 46th Governor. Before a standing room only audience on the steps of the Historic Old Capitol, Governor DeSantis shared his vision to secure Florida’s future.Governor DeSantis’ inaugural address (excerpts below) focused on a stronger, safer and cleaner Florida, and emphasized Florida should not veer off course – that we must ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Political, Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, January 09, 2019
In appreciation of the firm’s growth and prosperity through 70 years, HBK CPAs & Consultants (HBK) is pleased to announce the official launch of HBK Cares, a philanthropic initiative. “Community engagement is an important part of our culture and a cornerstone of our corporate responsibility,” said Christopher M. Allegretti, CPA and CEO/Managing Principal of HBK. “We serve our communities and ...read more
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Wednesday, January 09, 2019
STUART, Fla. – Molly's House will be opening their doors for a FREE Family FunFest on Saturday, January 26.  The event, scheduled for 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., will feature a bounce house, face painting, a magician, a craft station with Macaroni Kid, the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, a YMCA Tumble Zone, plus a free lunch cooked up by the Martin County Sheriff’s Office Grill Team!  Molly's ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Monday, January 07, 2019
Friends of Jonathan Dickinson Social Fundraiser (Chili Bar, S’moreos Bar, Campfire and Nighttime Yard Games!)Buy your tickets today!  All adult ticket holders will receive a ticket for a chance to win a free prize from our drawing!Location:  Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Kitching Creek Pavilion at 16450 SE Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound, FL 33455On Saturday, January 12th from 4pm – 5pm pre-event ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Monday, January 07, 2019
TAX REFORM & INVESTMENT UPDATE    Please join us for a FREE but valuable seminar. Ben DiGirolamo, one of our firm’s leading tax specialists, will discuss the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act. Brian Sommers, HBKS’s Chief Investment Officer, will be discussing the ever changing and volatile investment markets.  DATE: Thursday, January 24, 2019   TIME:  8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.Refreshments will be ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Economic, Human Interest
Monday, January 07, 2019
South Bay, FL - The A-1 Flow Equalization Basin (FEB) will be temporarily closed to public recreation starting Jan. 7 as the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) starts work on the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Storage Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area.  Starting on Jan. 7, crews will begin work to relocate about 800,000 cubic yards of rock from the adjacent A-1 FEB to use ...read more
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Monday, January 07, 2019
 On Thursday, January 10, 2019, Pike Electric will begin a FPL pole replacement project on     SE Indian Street/SE St. Lucie Boulevard. This work will necessitate an eastbound lane closure on SE Indian Street/SE St. Lucie Boulevard between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:30 pm weekdays. This work is anticipated to be complete by March 10, 2019.  Motorists are encouraged to exercise caution and expect ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Monday, January 07, 2019
Jensen Beach, FL – The Environmental Studies Council will be hosting “Grandparent’s Day” on Saturday, February 2 from 9am-12pm.  The Center, located at 2900 NE Indian River Drive in Jensen Beach, features salt water aquariums, hands on learning, and is home to releasable Loggerhead Sea Turtle, “Luna.”  Students are encouraged to bring their grandparents to tour all of the exhibits, sharing what ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Press Release
Friday, December 07, 2018
*Seating is limited and must pay for seats in advanced* Join us for a fun evening of wine glass painting, and skin education! When: January 24th, 2019 Where: Skin Serenity Spa 740 Colorado Ave Stuart Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm Price: $30 per person for 2 glasses Bring a new guest to Skin Serenity Spa only $25 per person for 2 glasses *All supplies and gift wrapping included* Wine and ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, November 26, 2018
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