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Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce October Luncheon Hosted by Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House

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Jensen Beach - On Thursday, October 21, 2021 the Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce had their October Luncheon at the Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House. Approximately 70 people attended the luncheon all wore masks before lunch was served.

The Sponsors for today's luncheon was O’Donnell Impact Windows & Storm Protection, and CPR Investments Inc.

The Stuart Middle School Teacher & Student of the Month were: Student of the Month...Click here for additional photos of this event.

October Premier Women's Network

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Stuart - On October 20, 2021 the Treasure Coast Women's Network met for their October meeting at Harbor Chase Assisted Living in Stuart. They served a wonderful buffet for the luncheon. HarborChase of Stuart in Stuart, Florida, features assisted living, memory care, and respite care services. Their community provides personalized care, tailored to each resident’s needs and goals. They are located at: 650 NW Fork Road

in Stuart. Contact them at: (772) 261.2320. Featured member for the month... Click here for additional photos of this event.

"MISS MOXY" OUT2NEWS PET OF THE WEEK

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You Can Help Select the Next Martin County Teacher of the Year

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Article by: Jackie Holfelder / Photo by: Education Foundation of Martin County

This is one ballot everyone loves to cast: selecting the Martin County Teacher of the Year!

The Education Foundation of Martin County has announced the honorees for the 2021-22 school... Click here to read article.

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

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Hobe Sound – On Thursday, October 14, 2021 The Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce had their October Breakfast at Miles Grant Golf & Country Club. The event was well attended with approximately 80 plus attendees. A very nice 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 Children's Services Council of Martin... Click here for additional photos of this event.

Southeast Florida Honor Flight Resumes Mission to Pay Tribute to Local Veterans on November 6

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Stuart - The long wait is over for 65 WWII, Korean and Vietnam War veterans as Southeast Florida Honor Flight will take to the skies once again on Saturday, November 6th with the first Honor Flight since the Corona virus pandemic began. The highly anticipated Honor Flight from PBI to Washington, DC will pay homage to these enthused veterans, eager to finally fly after being scheduled and cancelled several times during the past 20 months. The Stuart-based, 100% volunteer organization normally conducts four Honor Flights per year to transport local war veterans to Washington, DC to visit and reflect at the memorials built to honor their service and sacrifices.

As of today’s writing, of the 65 total veterans scheduled to be honored on November 6th: 12 are from WWII; 40 from the Korean War, and 13 from the Vietnam War. The flight includes one female veteran from the Korean War.

“I’ve been waiting so long for this day,” is what...Click for additional information

Speak Life Performing Arts Company Host October Palm City Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Before Business & Ribbon Cutting

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Palm City - On October 7, 2021 the Palm City Chamber of Commerce had their first October Breakfast Before Business at Speak Life Performing Arts Company . Dan Burd

Co-Founder / Director of the organization. They believe the art of performance...For additional photos of this event click here.

Board Approves Fiscal Year 2022 Budget

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Stuart – The Board recently received the fiscal year 2022 (FY22) tentative budget presented by staff. Striving to achieve the highest level of efficiency and accountability, the Board cut nearly $4 million, realizing a reduction in the overall Municipal Service Taxing Units (MSTU) to keep the millage rate or ad valorem below the previous years’ level. The Board approved the budget with changes, investing heavily in public safety, setting legislative priorities, strengthening the county’s fiscal health and funding a comprehensive program to address infrastructure.

Public Safety
Providing for the safety of our residents remains a top priority for the Board. Fire rescue and emergency management make up 22 % of the overall ad valorem taxes and law enforcement services (Martin County Sheriff’s Office) 35%, for a total of 57% toward public safety.

Legislative Priorities
The Board establishes...Click here for additional information.

Martin County Office of Tourism & Marketing Earns Top Honors At Visit Florida's 2021 Flagler Awards

21 Sept Discover Martin

Stuart – The Martin County Office of Tourism & Marketing was recently honored to win a total of three of the top Flagler Awards, known as “The Henry,” during the annual Florida Governor’s Conference on Tourism, held in Hollywood, Florida.

The team won in the Social Media Marketing and Niche Marketing categories, accepting two coveted Henry Awards for their “Fish Like a Local” and “Moments of Escape” campaigns, respectively. Additionally, the team was awarded a Best of Show trophy during the ceremony for destinations with annual marketing budgets between $500,000 and two million dollars.

The award-winning marketing campaigns were developed during the COVID-19 pandemic to showcase...To read the rest of this article click here.

Local Church “Celebrates 90 Years” By Doing 90 Days of Community Service Projects

21 Sept Port Salerno Church of God

Article by: Jackie Holfelder / Photo by: Kherri Anderson

Few entities in Martin County have been blessed to thrive and survive for ninety years, but Port Salerno Church of God has done just that.

The venerable church will actually celebrate the important date during the weekend of December 3-5, 2021,... Click to read about Port Salerno Church of God.

Martin County Sheriff's New Crime-fighting Helicopter Airbus H125

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Stuart - On September 14, 2021 a new, $5.2 million helicopter, arrived in Stuart for the Martin County Sheriff to help with the continuing effort to keep Martin County safe.

The 2020 Airbus H125 landed by the Martin County Jail, where many peopel watched. Sheriff William Snyder talked about what the new aircraft means for the future of the sheriff's office. The helicopters have become a big part of the sheriff's office and advancing to patrol more efficiently.

This helicopter is fully equipped with state-of-the-art crime fighting technology. This helicopter is also outfitted with a rescue lift that will help extricate victims in remote areas such as State Parks, Preserves, as well as offshore. This lifesaving capability did not exist in Martin County, until today.

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The Junior League of Martin County Announces its 2021-2022 Board of Directors and Puts Out Call for New Members

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In Photo: Andrea McAvoy, Kathleen Dempsey, Emily Karr, Keri Gustafson, Erin Heck, Paula Chamberlin, Taylor Gilmour

Stuart  - The Junior League of Martin County (JLMC) is thrilled to kick-off its 29th year, introducing its new board of directors and committee chairs who will spend the year focused on community improvement projects.

The Junior League of Martin County, Inc. started as a service league and was founded in the spring of 1992. The purpose was to provide an ongoing program of education to train volunteers and encourage leadership in community service.  Since their inception, JLMC has contributed to countless...Click to learn more about The Junior League of Martin County.