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35th Hobe Sound Christmas Parade and Bridge Road Main Street Ribbon Cutting
Hobe Sound - On December 4, 2021 the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce continued their traditional Christmas Parade with a long awaited ribbon cutting for the Bridge Road Main Street. The ribbon cutting was done in front of the Hobe Sound Chamber building at 12:30 pm with many dignitaries in attendance.
Then the parade began at 1:00 pm and was led the Martin County Sheriff's Department followed by several dignitaries, vintage cars, floats...Click here for additional photos of this event!
Tykes and Teens Festival of Trees 2021
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Glitter & Glam Gala a Roaring Success!
In Photo: Committee Tammy Calabria, Marsha Cetta, Colleen Holmes, Kathy Carmody, Evie Klaassen, Katie Makemson, and Ally Fraser
Palm City - The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast hosted its second Glitter & Glam Gala, a Jungle Safari themed event, at the exclusive Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club Saturday night and it was a roaring success. Guests were greeted by a live tiger, zebra and giraffe, not real live animals but performers Pete, Samantha and Colleen were outfitted and painted from head to toe to entertain and take photos with guests upon arrival. As the guests continued their entrance they were able to walk through a jungle themed lush rain forest full of plants and trees delivered by Leighton Farms.
This year the event had some unexpected surprise...Click here for additional photos of this event.
Local Church “Celebrates 90 Years” By Doing 90 Days of Community Service Projects
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.
O'Donnell Impact Windows & Storm Protection Invites Mr. Softee to Town
Article & Photo by: Robin Hall - Out2News
O'Donnell Impact Windows & Storm Protection invited Mr. Softee to come over the bridge and surprise many customers, clients and friends to their North located of O'Donnell Impact Windows & Storm Protection for some yummy ice cream! Bob and Amy Thorton are always doing so much for the Treasure Coast, just constantly doing such awesome things! Out2News is a BIG fan of both businesses. Out2News is the "Happy" news on the Treasure Coast, and this certainly is Happy News!
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Tykes & Teens November Breakfast at Flagler Center Sponsored by Colorado Pawn & Jewelry
Article & Photos by: Robin Hall - Out2News
Stuart - On November 16, 2021 Tykes & Teens had their annual breakfast with combined chambers. The sponsor for the breakfast was Steve and Evie Klaassen, owners of Colorado Pawn and Jewelry with two locations in Port St. Lucie and Stuart. The breakfast was catered by Berry Fresh in Stuart. Lots of yummy food and plenty of coffee!
Colorado Pawn and Jewelry is located in Stuart at: 1168 SE Port St Lucie Blvd, Port St. Lucie and 2275 S Kanner Highway, Stuart. The Klaassen's have been very generous throughout the community, with volunteering and many generous donations.
This is the 14th year for the Festival of Trees & Lights. This year the event is... Click here for additional photos of this event.
Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce November Luncheon Hosted by Stringers Tavern & Oyster Bar
Article & Photos by: Robin Hall - Out2News
Jensen Beach - On Thursday, November 18, 2021, the Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce had their November Luncheon at Stringers Tavern & Oyster Bar. Stringers Tavern & Oyster Bar is not just a restaurant with classic dishes reimagined for an exciting new experience. They are very fond of the historical influence boat building has had on the beloved town of Stuart. Step into their restaurant for cocktails, oysters, flavorful food, and the area’s largest selection of rum. Be ready to learn a little something about this quaint town we live in. There’s a lot more to it than meets the eye! Located at: 3754 SE Ocean Blvd. in Stuart. Call them at: 772.210.2876 for more information or reservations.
Approximately 80 people attended the luncheon which was a buffet served by the restaurant.
The speaker for the Luncheon was David Heaton - Chief Executive Officer of The Children’s Services Council of Martin County. Children’s Services Council of Martin County is an Independent Special Taxing District created by the Martin County Board of County Commissioners in June 1988. Mr. Heaton did a short power point presentation with questions for the membership and guest, showing different areas that the organizations help the community. The Children's Service of Martin County is located at 101 S.E. Central Parkway in Stuart. For more information call them at: 772-288-5758.
The Chamber and Assistant Principal Ms. Jamie Law recognized Jensen Beach Elementary School... Click here for additional photos of this event.
MartinArts Awards Presented at Lyric Theatre
In Photo: Ava Gunter (violin) recipient of Marties Student Performing Music recipient and dancer Rebecca O’Neill
Article by: Jackie Holfelder / Photos by: Liz McKinley
A welcome reminder of life as we knew it returned to the Lyric Theatre on November 2, when MartinArts presented its’ highly-regarded MartinArts Awards (aka the Marties) to a live audience.
For those who might not be familiar with these awards, they honor students, professional artists, philanthropists, volunteers, and leaders in the local arts scene. Click here for additional photos of this event.
Record Turnout at Visionary School of Arts Art Exhibit
Article by Jackie Holfelder / Photos by Liz McKinley
Lynne Barletta, Founder of Visionary School of Arts (VSOA) has announced that attendance at the America, the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave exhibit’s opening night event on November 5 set a new record for the non-profit.
The show recognized the beauty of the nation with an art show entitled, “America the Beautiful”, at which VSOA students... Click here for additional photos of this event.
Impact 100 Martin Holds Annual Kickoff, Annouces Goal of $1 Million in Philanthropy in Five Years
Article by: Denise Belizar / Photos by: MaryAnn Ketcham
Impact100 Martin launched its 2021-2022 philanthropic year with its annual Kickoff event held recently at Florida Oceanographic Society’s Coastal Center....Click here for additional photos of this event!
Miles Grant Country Club Host Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce Special Monthly Breakfast
Hobe Sound – On Wednesday, November 10, 2021 The Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce had a special Breakfast at Miles Grant Golf & Country Club to recognize all veterans in the community. ear your most patriotic attire while helping us honor our military veterans. This breakfast is sponsored by the Hobe Sound Community Chest. The Chest is the major contributor to human services in Hobe Sound. It funds social service agencies meeting the diverse needs of resident of all ages. The event was well attended with approximately 100 attendees. 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 Community Chest. Many members wore their your most patriotic attire...Click here for additional photos of this event.
Palm City Chamber of Commerce 2nd Annual Veterans Memorial Bridge 5K
Palm City - On Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 7:00 am the Palm City Chamber of Commerce had their 2nd Annual 5K Run for Veterans. The event occurred over the Veterans Memorial Bridge back to Jock Leighton Park to support all veterans in the community. The runners & walkers were charged $30.00 to participate in the run. Blue Sponsors for the event were Colorado Pawn & Jewerly,State Insurance,Evergreen Private Care,St. Lucie Firefighters, SouthState,Sandhill Cove,Treasure Hospice. White Sponsors: Seacoast Bank,Fully Promoted,Recovery Insurance Adjusters,Sunshine Land Design,Tami Karol Insurance,iThink Financial,Sailfish Insurance,ReMax of Stuart,Owen Insurance, Kirchman Construction,CWR Contracting, Coquina Cove. The event was early but it did not keep the runners from running this wonderful event!...Click here for additional photos of this event.
Elliott Museum Host Martin County Council of Chambers Business After Hours
Stuart - On November 4, 2021 The Elliott Museum hosted a Council of Chamber After Hours with all five Chambers in the area. This is event was launching celebrate of FAU Harbor Branch. The theme for the event was 50 years of Ocean Science for Better World.
An exclusive look at their newest exhibit featuring the famed Johnson-Sea-Link submersible...Click here for additional photos of this event.