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ANNUAL TIRE RECYCLE MANIA

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21 Apr Tire Recycling

Each year, Martin County hosts a FREE tire drive to encourage residents to recycle used tires.

WHY RECYCLE TIRES?

Mosquitoes love to use old, discarded tires to lay their eggs. A single tire can produce hundreds of mosquitoes! Getting rid of scrap tires around your home will eliminate mosquito breeding sites in your neighborhood. It's good for you and the environment!

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?

Residents may bring up to 10 tires per family to any of the locations below. No semi or tractor tires will be accepted from commercial businesses or farm operations. Staff will be onsite to assist.

"TEDDY" OUT2NEWS PET OF THE WEEK

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Would you like your pet to be the Out2News "Pet of the Week?"

Just send us your pet's name & photo to: rshall@out2news.com and we will notify you by email when they have been selected.

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

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Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce April Luncheon Hosted by Olive Garden

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Jensen Beach - On Thursday, April 15, 2021 the Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce had their April Luncheon at the Olive Garden in Jensen Beach. Approximately 70 people attended the luncheon all wore masks before lunch was served.

The speaker for the Luncheon was Joan Goodrich, Executive Director of Business Development... Click here for additional photos of this event.

St. Lucie Public Schools Announces Return to Traditional In-Person Learning for 2021-2022 School Year

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St. Lucie –Superintendent E. Wayne Gent announced at the Tuesday, April 13th Board Meeting, that the school district will return to traditional, in-person learning for the upcoming school year. Superintendent Gent’s announcement means that the MySchool Online distance learning option will not be available next year.

Families that would still like a virtual option for the upcoming school year can enroll their child in Mosaic Digital Academy K-12 which includes distance learning options that will continue to be available next school year. Parents who wish to learn more about this option should call (772) 429-5504 and apply by June 15th.

Superintendent Gent commented, “Currently, we have over 70% of our students back in our brick and mortar classrooms and we are looking forward to welcoming all of our students back to the building next year. We will continue to follow all current and future recommendations from the CDC and the Florida Department of Health to support a healthy teaching and learning environment for students and staff.”

Ocean Republic Brewing Gives Back Kickoff Party

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Stuart – On Friday, April 9, 2021 Ocean Republic Brewing had the first of their Give Back Nights. The event was of the collaborative brew series. The event was from 4-8 pm. Tickets were $40.00 which included a generous....Click here for additional photos of this event.

Humane Society Plans Virtual Bunfest Event & Hops Event

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Palm City — Bunfest the largest event entirely dedicated to critters in the Southeast United States — will take place virtually from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, April 24, due to the continued concern over COVID-19.
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Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce April Breakfast Sponsored by Townsend Financial Life Management

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Hobe Sound – On Tuesday, April 8, 2021 The Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce had their April Breakfast at Miles Grant Golf & Country Club. The event was well attended with approximately 80 attendees. Attendees all wore masks and socially distance throughout the event. Breakfast was served by staff of the country club. Miles Grant is located at: 5101 SE Miles Grant Road in Stuart. For more information contact them at:772.286.2220.

The Sponsor for the breakfast was Al Townsend with Townsend..... Click here for additional photos & information.

County Launches New Communication Tool Bringing Information and Resources to Residents' Fingertips

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Stuart - Martin County announced the release of an app, Connect Martin, designed to increase access to information and resources. The app is available for free download in both the Google Play and Apple App Store.

Martin County adds the app to an already robust set of communication tools designed with a variety of audiences in mind - a mobile responsive website, social media - Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, public meetings and a weekly e-newsletter." There are many ways for residents to interact with the county and find information quickly," said Commission Chair Stacey Hetherington. "You can find county-specific COVID-19 information, pay your utility bill, find a park, receive emergency push alerts and so much more," she continued.

Connect Martin is easy to use and connects residents with information on the go! The app is backed by research and is completely customizable. The user-friendly launch screen offers the most searched for and utilized information, and county staff can adjust layout and information based on resident interest and needs. There's even a live Twitter feed to keep residents connected with topics of local, state and national interest.

Residents are encouraged to visit www.martin.fl.us, 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.