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Miles Grant Country Club Host Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce August Monthly Breakfast

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Article & Photos by: Robin Hall -
Hobe Sound – On Thursday, August 11, 2022, The Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce had their August Breakfast at Miles Grant Golf & Country Club. The event was well attended with over ninety attendees.

Staff of the country club served the breakfast. Miles Grant is located at: 5101 SE Miles Grant Road in Stuart. For more information contact them at:772.286.2220.

The breakfast was sponsored by My Living Media. Ms. Cathy Barham, Senior Account Executive and Field Trainer spoke to the members about the magazine. The magazine is geared toward value-minded people in communities who appreciate discounts from local....Click here for additional photos of this event.

Monarch Golf & Country Club Hosts Stuart Martin County August Luncheon

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Palm City - On August 10, 2022 the Stuart Martin County Chamber of Commerce held their August Luncheon at Monarch Country Club. Monarch Golf & Country Club did an outstanding job catering for the members, serving a nice luncheon. They are located at: 1801 SW. Monarch Club Drive, Palm City. Monarch Golf & Country Club is located in Palm City with the great tradition of Southern golf courses, Arnold Palmer was given free reign to create the ideal course. Enhancing the natural beauty of Monarch with its ideal location, exceptional amenities and gracious service. Contact them at: 772.286-8447. They are located at 1801 SW Monarch Club Drive in Palm City.

Marine Bank & Trust proudly sponsored the Stuart/Martin County Chamber’s August Networking Luncheon. Mr. Shaun Williams discussed... Click for additional photos.

FPUA Suspending Disconnections, Waiving Late Fees

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Fort Pierce – Fort Pierce Utilities Authority (FPUA) is suspending all service disconnections for non-payment, effective August 1st, and will waive any late fees assessed after August 1st, 2022, to provide relief to our customers with high utility bills. Reconnections will begin today for customers who were disconnected between August 1st and August 4th, and any fees assessed will be credited to the account. These measures are additional steps that FPUA is taking to help customers manage bills amid increased fuel costs and a very hot summer.

FPUA encourages customers to do their best to stay current with their bills, as payments will be deferred, not waived. The grace period will apply to any customer – residential or business – who needs additional time to pay their bill.

FPUA has already redirected $50,000 to Project Care partner, Mustard Seed Ministries, from its energy conservation program fund, which is funded through the Florida Municipal Power Agency. Mustard Seed Ministries is coordinating this process and meeting with customers requesting financial assistance up to $150.00. Customers should call Mustard Seed at 772-465-6021 to schedule an appointment.

FPUA will continue to focus on ways to keep utility bills affordable for customers. We encourage everyone to visit our website at for conservation tips.

FPUA offers budget billing and special payment arrangements to help during this natural gas crisis. Please contact FPUA’s Customer Service Department at 772-466-1600 ext. 3900 if help is needed.

Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa Host Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce July Luncheon

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Article & Photos by: Robin Hall -
Jensen Beach - On Thursday, July 21, 2022 at 11:45am the Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce had their July Luncheon at the Hutchinson Shores Resort in Jensen Beach. Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa is the Treasure Coast of Florida's premier resort for family vacations, meetings, corporate retreats, oceanfront weddings, and spa getaways. Their unique Jensen Beach hotel offers 178 oceanfront accommodations with coastal-inspired decor and private balconies, along with exceptional resort amenities including a signature spa, two outdoor pools, oceanfront dining and more. The are located at: 3793 NE Ocean Boulevard in Jensen Beach. For more information call them at 772.334.1950.

A wonderful luncheon and desert was served by a very friendly staff.

Ron Rose, President CEO of the Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce started the luncheon by welcoming all members attending the luncheon. Kerry Anderson Deputy Assistant Supervisor of Elections was the speaker for the luncheon. She introduced herself and discussed.... Click here for additional photos of this event.

United Way of St. Lucie & Okeechobee, Campaign Celebration

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In Photo: The agencies celebrate

Article & Photos by: MaryAnn Ketcham
The United Way of St. Lucie – and now Okeechobee County - hosted its first Celebration of Success event in three years at the Pelican Yacht Club in Fort Pierce. The recent breakfast gathering honored donors and community partners while announcing the results of its 2021-2022 fundraising campaign and presented twenty-three local organizations with community impact grants.

Board Vice Chair Shelly Thomas announced, to much applause, that the campaign raised $1,661,176. She acknowledged Kate & Walter Morris, who mobilized the members of the Harbour Ridge Community and ultimately helped raise $291,501.

The Top 10 Workplace Campaigns include; the St. Lucie Property Tax ...Click here for additional photos of this event!

Board Passes Landscape Watering Ordinance to Protect Water Resources

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Stuart – More than 50 percent of the water used by South Florida residents in urban settings is for landscape irrigation. To protect our water resources and ecosystems for future generations, the Martin County Board of County Commissioners passed a new landscape watering ordinance joining other counties and municipalities in implementing the South Florida Water Management District's (SFWMD) mandatory year-round Landscape Irrigation Conservation measures. Learn more about the county’s ordinance at

The South Florida Water Management District’s year-round Landscape Irrigation Conservation measures (Chapter 40E-24, Florida Administrative Code) are designed to ensure the efficient use of landscape irrigation to conserve water resources. With billions of gallons of water used every day, Martin County is working to ensure we do our part.

The year-round ordinance applies to landscape irrigation within the unincorporated portion of Martin County, which includes Hobe Sound, the portion of Hutchinson Island within Martin County, Jensen Beach, North River Shores, Palm City, Port Salerno and Rio. Residents who reside in local municipalities are encouraged to check with their local authority for any landscape irrigation restrictions. The ordinance permits landscape watering for existing landscaping as follows:
• ODD number addresses ending in the numbers 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, or the letters N-Z are permitted to water on Wednesday and/or Saturdays only
• EVEN number addresses ending in the numbers 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, or the letters A-M are permitted to water on Thursday and/or Sundays only
• Installations with irrigation systems that water both even and odd addresses within the same zones such as multi-family units, homeowners' associations, rights-of-way, or other locations with no address, are permitted to water on Thursday and/or Sundays only
Landscape irrigation and lawn watering are NOT permitted between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. as evaporation is highest during that time period.

Detailed information about the ordinance can be found at Residents are encouraged to visit, Martin County’s online resource for services, news and information, and connect with us on social media. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and subscribe to our YouTube Channel.