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Benefits of a Marketing Plan

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Article by: Yvonne A Jones
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In last week’s article, “3 Keys to a Successful Marketing Plan, we defined what Marketing is and touched on some reasons why you need a Marketing Plan for your business, regardless of whether you’re a business of one or 100…or more.

Today, we cover four distinct benefits of having a Marketing Plan.
1. Achieve Business Goals

A good marketing plan helps you achieve your business goals because it puts all of the parts together so that you can implement your plan more easily. It puts together and presents all of the important data you need to make decisions regarding your business’s marketing, which is the core of any business success.
2. Keep Up with Changes

If you have a good marketing plan in place, it’s easy to alter your marketing strategy and tactics when required. As your market or industry changes, you may have to tweak your strategy in order to keep up with these changes. It also allows you to evaluate new opportunities so you can make smart decisions.
3. A Hub for Your Business

Like your business plan, a marketing plan keeps everyone on the same page. New employees or team members can use the marketing plan to take in your strategy at a glance. The same goes for new business partners and investors. You can easily see where you’ve been, where you are now and where you’re going.
4. Opportunities for Reflection

When you get the marketing ideas that are inside your head onto paper, you have a chance to see them with a fresh perspective. With everything clearly spelled out, you may notice gaps or weaknesses in your plan that you hadn’t noticed before.

We have only covered four here. There are many other significant benefits. What are some other reasons you can think of.

Your marketing plan gives you a view of the big picture, therefore allowing you to exercise greater control over your marketing. It’s absolutely essential for any type of business, whether large or small.

If this is a topic of interest to you, please send an email to the Editor requesting more tips and strategies, or even how to create a Marketing Plan and I’m happy to go into more details in future articles.

Thank you for reading.

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Announcing The Farm Dog Rescue to Martin County

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Announcing The Farm Dog Rescue to Martin County. The Farm Dog Rescue will support the no kill movement and animal welfare in Martin County, Florida. We rescue and adopt dogs, educate people and help animals in need within our community. The Farm Dog Rescue has made it a priority to provide spay and neutering to help reduce pet overpopulation in Martin County.

The animals of Martin County will have an advocate on hand to help where needed. Educational programs for children within the community are key to making sure animals will be cared for with love and dignity. We have an “I need help” link on our website for those that might need help feeding a dog, surrendering a pet or for answering general questions.

“I am beyond excited to launch The Farm Dog Rescue and provide some unique services to Martin County while saving dogs. The Farm Dog Rescue was designed with you in mind and we will be counting the miracles as they are made. Animal Rescue is my lifelong dream and I am blessed to have so many wonderful volunteers that will help us succeed,” stated Keri Burgess, Founder and President of The Farm Dog Rescue. Burgess has been involved in animal rescue for over 15 years, she has served on the Board of Directors for Dogs and Cats Forever in Fort Pierce and has volunteered for four other shelters. Burgess has been a long-time advocate for animals in Martin County, being a part of the Martin County Animal Task Force and getting the “no tether” ordinance instituted in Martin County in 2015.

We are just getting started but will be announcing Spay/Neuter events and other educational opportunities as they come available. Thank you all for your support!

The Farm Dog Rescue is qualified as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. The Farm Dog Rescue ensures that your hard-earned dollars go toward improving the lives of animals.

Checks can be sent to The Farm Dog Rescue, PO Box 1542, Palm City, FL 34991 or donate online from our website thefarmdogrescue.com. Email us at thefarmdogrescue@gmail.com or check us out on facebook to watch our story unfold.

Media Contact: Keri Burgess, kerivburgess@gmail.com

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Seniors Vs Crime Project

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Article by: Martin J. Jacobson
Deputy Regional Director 1
Seniors Vs Crime

Martin County – The primary goal of the Seniors Vs Crime Project is to reduce the victimization of senior citizens who are often targeted for specific crimes or scams based on their age. The project accomplishes this goal by providing various educational and crime prevention programs to senior citizen groups; investigating complaints and seeking restitution for seniors in appropriate instances and by providing investigative agencies with senior volunteers to assist them with specific investigations. The Seniors Vs. Crime project handles thousands of cases for seniors every year. Since opening local project offices in 2001, Seniors Vs. Crime has handled over 39,000 cases and has recovered over $28,000,000 in real dollars and realized gain. No charge (free) assistance may be acquired by contacting Seniors Vs. Crime at 1-800-203-3099 or at www.Seniorsvscrime.com.

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Community Celebration Provides Martin County Students with the Tools for School Celebration

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In Photo: Roughly 700 Martin County residents attended House of Hope’s Tools for School Celebration at the Golden Gate Center for Enrichment in Stuart

STUART – Approximately 700 Martin County residents gathered in the nutrition gardens at the Golden Gate Center for Enrichment for the Tools for School Celebration hosted by House of Hope August 3, 2018. The well-attended event featured a dozen local agencies, businesses and organizations which offered information about programs, services, health and safety tips designed to help local students reach their best potential in the upcoming academic year.

Information packets and free school supplies were distributed to the eager students who visited each program partner’s booth earning them a stamp on their “Tools for School passport” deeming participants eligible to win raffle prizes consisting of stylish backpacks filled with school supplies and special gift cards. The Zweben Law Group conducted a free bike giveaway choosing a winner from hundreds of students who completed the Zweben Bike Safety Quiz. School-aged children were also offered a free haircut by the Indian River State College (IRSC) Institute of Cosmetology & Barbering on a first-come, first served basis.

In conjunction with the public celebration, House of Hope’s Project HOPE (Helping Others Progress through Empowerment) backpack distribution provided 175 enrolled clients with brand-new backpacks filled with supplies along with collared shirts and gift certificates for new shoes. Supplies were generously donated through drives conducted by Publix, Fyzical Therapy & Balance Center, Martin County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee, R.V. Johnson Insurance, and the Children’s Museum of Stuart. The United Way of Martin County played an integral role in helping Publix’s sizeable contribution reach several other local non-profit agencies via collaboration with House of Hope, ensuring that hundreds of other local students would receive critical school supplies.

Following the Tools for School Celebration families settled in for the Golden Gate Center for Enrichment’s first Free Movie in the Garden featuring the family-friendly movie, Disney Pixar’s Coco. Over 60 guests got cozy on their blankets and chairs to view the movie under the stars while enjoying free popcorn provided by House of Hope.

House of Hope thanks the following partner agencies who helped to make the first Tools for School Celebration at the Golden Gate Center for Enrichment a successful occasion for all:

Zweben Law Group, IRSC Institute of Cosmetology & Barbering, Martin County Library System, Florida Department of Health Martin County, UF IFAS Extension Martin County, Light of the World Charities, Martin County Healthy Start Coalition, Children’s Services Council of Martin County, Whole Child Connection, and the Martin County Head Start Program.

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Community Celebration Provides Martin County Students with the Tools for School Celebration

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In Photo: Over 60 guests enjoyed a breezy summer evening watching Disney Pixar’s Coco in the Golden Gate Center for Enrichment’s nutrition garden

STUART – Approximately 700 Martin County residents gathered in the nutrition gardens at the Golden Gate Center for Enrichment for the Tools for School Celebration hosted by House of Hope August 3, 2018. The well-attended event featured a dozen local agencies, businesses and organizations which offered information about programs, services, health and safety tips designed to help local students reach their best potential in the upcoming academic year.

Information packets and free school supplies were distributed to the eager students who visited each program partner’s booth earning them a stamp on their “Tools for School passport” deeming participants eligible to win raffle prizes consisting of stylish backpacks filled with school supplies and special gift cards. The Zweben Law Group conducted a free bike giveaway choosing a winner from hundreds of students who completed the Zweben Bike Safety Quiz. School-aged children were also offered a free haircut by the Indian River State College (IRSC) Institute of Cosmetology & Barbering on a first-come, first served basis.

In conjunction with the public celebration, House of Hope’s Project HOPE (Helping Others Progress through Empowerment) backpack distribution provided 175 enrolled clients with brand-new backpacks filled with supplies along with collared shirts and gift certificates for new shoes. Supplies were generously donated through drives conducted by Publix, Fyzical Therapy & Balance Center, Martin County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee, R.V. Johnson Insurance, and the Children’s Museum of Stuart. The United Way of Martin County played an integral role in helping Publix’s sizeable contribution reach several other local non-profit agencies via collaboration with House of Hope, ensuring that hundreds of other local students would receive critical school supplies.

Following the Tools for School Celebration families settled in for the Golden Gate Center for Enrichment’s first Free Movie in the Garden featuring the family-friendly movie, Disney Pixar’s Coco. Over 60 guests got cozy on their blankets and chairs to view the movie under the stars while enjoying free popcorn provided by House of Hope.

House of Hope thanks the following partner agencies who helped to make the first Tools for School Celebration at the Golden Gate Center for Enrichment a successful occasion for all:

Zweben Law Group, IRSC Institute of Cosmetology & Barbering, Martin County Library System, Florida Department of Health Martin County, UF IFAS Extension Martin County, Light of the World Charities, Martin County Healthy Start Coalition, Children’s Services Council of Martin County, Whole Child Connection, and the Martin County Head Start Program.

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Community Celebration Provides Martin County Students with the Tools for School Celebration

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In Photo: University of Florida IFAS/Martin County Extension’s Pat Bonis hands out free school supplies and healthy trail mix snacks

STUART – Approximately 700 Martin County residents gathered in the nutrition gardens at the Golden Gate Center for Enrichment for the Tools for School Celebration hosted by House of Hope August 3, 2018. The well-attended event featured a dozen local agencies, businesses and organizations which offered information about programs, services, health and safety tips designed to help local students reach their best potential in the upcoming academic year.

Information packets and free school supplies were distributed to the eager students who visited each program partner’s booth earning them a stamp on their “Tools for School passport” deeming participants eligible to win raffle prizes consisting of stylish backpacks filled with school supplies and special gift cards. The Zweben Law Group conducted a free bike giveaway choosing a winner from hundreds of students who completed the Zweben Bike Safety Quiz. School-aged children were also offered a free haircut by the Indian River State College (IRSC) Institute of Cosmetology & Barbering on a first-come, first served basis.

In conjunction with the public celebration, House of Hope’s Project HOPE (Helping Others Progress through Empowerment) backpack distribution provided 175 enrolled clients with brand-new backpacks filled with supplies along with collared shirts and gift certificates for new shoes. Supplies were generously donated through drives conducted by Publix, Fyzical Therapy & Balance Center, Martin County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee, R.V. Johnson Insurance, and the Children’s Museum of Stuart. The United Way of Martin County played an integral role in helping Publix’s sizeable contribution reach several other local non-profit agencies via collaboration with House of Hope, ensuring that hundreds of other local students would receive critical school supplies.

Following the Tools for School Celebration families settled in for the Golden Gate Center for Enrichment’s first Free Movie in the Garden featuring the family-friendly movie, Disney Pixar’s Coco. Over 60 guests got cozy on their blankets and chairs to view the movie under the stars while enjoying free popcorn provided by House of Hope.

House of Hope thanks the following partner agencies who helped to make the first Tools for School Celebration at the Golden Gate Center for Enrichment a successful occasion for all:

Zweben Law Group, IRSC Institute of Cosmetology & Barbering, Martin County Library System, Florida Department of Health Martin County, UF IFAS Extension Martin County, Light of the World Charities, Martin County Healthy Start Coalition, Children’s Services Council of Martin County, Whole Child Connection, and the Martin County Head Start Program.

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In Photo: IRSC School of Cosmetology and Barbering students gave free haircuts to school-aged children throughout the event

STUART – Approximately 700 Martin County residents gathered in the nutrition gardens at the Golden Gate Center for Enrichment for the Tools for School Celebration hosted by House of Hope August 3, 2018. The well-attended event featured a dozen local agencies, businesses and organizations which offered information about programs, services, health and safety tips designed to help local students reach their best potential in the upcoming academic year.

Information packets and free school supplies were distributed to the eager students who visited each program partner’s booth earning them a stamp on their “Tools for School passport” deeming participants eligible to win raffle prizes consisting of stylish backpacks filled with school supplies and special gift cards. The Zweben Law Group conducted a free bike giveaway choosing a winner from hundreds of students who completed the Zweben Bike Safety Quiz. School-aged children were also offered a free haircut by the Indian River State College (IRSC) Institute of Cosmetology & Barbering on a first-come, first served basis.

In conjunction with the public celebration, House of Hope’s Project HOPE (Helping Others Progress through Empowerment) backpack distribution provided 175 enrolled clients with brand-new backpacks filled with supplies along with collared shirts and gift certificates for new shoes. Supplies were generously donated through drives conducted by Publix, Fyzical Therapy & Balance Center, Martin County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee, R.V. Johnson Insurance, and the Children’s Museum of Stuart. The United Way of Martin County played an integral role in helping Publix’s sizeable contribution reach several other local non-profit agencies via collaboration with House of Hope, ensuring that hundreds of other local students would receive critical school supplies.

Following the Tools for School Celebration families settled in for the Golden Gate Center for Enrichment’s first Free Movie in the Garden featuring the family-friendly movie, Disney Pixar’s Coco. Over 60 guests got cozy on their blankets and chairs to view the movie under the stars while enjoying free popcorn provided by House of Hope.

House of Hope thanks the following partner agencies who helped to make the first Tools for School Celebration at the Golden Gate Center for Enrichment a successful occasion for all:

Zweben Law Group, IRSC Institute of Cosmetology & Barbering, Martin County Library System, Florida Department of Health Martin County, UF IFAS Extension Martin County, Light of the World Charities, Martin County Healthy Start Coalition, Children’s Services Council of Martin County, Whole Child Connection, and the Martin County Head Start Program.

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Cove Gardens offers a spectacular selection of native plants, flowering trees, perennials, annuals,herbs, citrus trees, orchids, bromeliads, indoor foliage plants and much more

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Community Celebration Provides Martin County Students with the Tools for School Celebration

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In Photo: Site coordinator for the Golden Gate Center for Enrichment explains the upcoming calendar of free workshops, classes, support groups and other services offered to the community at no cost

STUART – Approximately 700 Martin County residents gathered in the nutrition gardens at the Golden Gate Center for Enrichment for the Tools for School Celebration hosted by House of Hope August 3, 2018. The well-attended event featured a dozen local agencies, businesses and organizations which offered information about programs, services, health and safety tips designed to help local students reach their best potential in the upcoming academic year.

Information packets and free school supplies were distributed to the eager students who visited each program partner’s booth earning them a stamp on their “Tools for School passport” deeming participants eligible to win raffle prizes consisting of stylish backpacks filled with school supplies and special gift cards. The Zweben Law Group conducted a free bike giveaway choosing a winner from hundreds of students who completed the Zweben Bike Safety Quiz. School-aged children were also offered a free haircut by the Indian River State College (IRSC) Institute of Cosmetology & Barbering on a first-come, first served basis.

In conjunction with the public celebration, House of Hope’s Project HOPE (Helping Others Progress through Empowerment) backpack distribution provided 175 enrolled clients with brand-new backpacks filled with supplies along with collared shirts and gift certificates for new shoes. Supplies were generously donated through drives conducted by Publix, Fyzical Therapy & Balance Center, Martin County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee, R.V. Johnson Insurance, and the Children’s Museum of Stuart. The United Way of Martin County played an integral role in helping Publix’s sizeable contribution reach several other local non-profit agencies via collaboration with House of Hope, ensuring that hundreds of other local students would receive critical school supplies.

Following the Tools for School Celebration families settled in for the Golden Gate Center for Enrichment’s first Free Movie in the Garden featuring the family-friendly movie, Disney Pixar’s Coco. Over 60 guests got cozy on their blankets and chairs to view the movie under the stars while enjoying free popcorn provided by House of Hope.

House of Hope thanks the following partner agencies who helped to make the first Tools for School Celebration at the Golden Gate Center for Enrichment a successful occasion for all:

Zweben Law Group, IRSC Institute of Cosmetology & Barbering, Martin County Library System, Florida Department of Health Martin County, UF IFAS Extension Martin County, Light of the World Charities, Martin County Healthy Start Coalition, Children’s Services Council of Martin County, Whole Child Connection, and the Martin County Head Start Program.

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Community Celebration Provides Martin County Students with the Tools for School Celebration

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In Photo: House of Hope’s Laura Lyman showcases the agency’s nutrition initiatives and learning opportunities while handing out free backpacks to hundreds of event attendees

STUART – Approximately 700 Martin County residents gathered in the nutrition gardens at the Golden Gate Center for Enrichment for the Tools for School Celebration hosted by House of Hope August 3, 2018. The well-attended event featured a dozen local agencies, businesses and organizations which offered information about programs, services, health and safety tips designed to help local students reach their best potential in the upcoming academic year.

Information packets and free school supplies were distributed to the eager students who visited each program partner’s booth earning them a stamp on their “Tools for School passport” deeming participants eligible to win raffle prizes consisting of stylish backpacks filled with school supplies and special gift cards. The Zweben Law Group conducted a free bike giveaway choosing a winner from hundreds of students who completed the Zweben Bike Safety Quiz. School-aged children were also offered a free haircut by the Indian River State College (IRSC) Institute of Cosmetology & Barbering on a first-come, first served basis.

In conjunction with the public celebration, House of Hope’s Project HOPE (Helping Others Progress through Empowerment) backpack distribution provided 175 enrolled clients with brand-new backpacks filled with supplies along with collared shirts and gift certificates for new shoes. Supplies were generously donated through drives conducted by Publix, Fyzical Therapy & Balance Center, Martin County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee, R.V. Johnson Insurance, and the Children’s Museum of Stuart. The United Way of Martin County played an integral role in helping Publix’s sizeable contribution reach several other local non-profit agencies via collaboration with House of Hope, ensuring that hundreds of other local students would receive critical school supplies.

Following the Tools for School Celebration families settled in for the Golden Gate Center for Enrichment’s first Free Movie in the Garden featuring the family-friendly movie, Disney Pixar’s Coco. Over 60 guests got cozy on their blankets and chairs to view the movie under the stars while enjoying free popcorn provided by House of Hope.

House of Hope thanks the following partner agencies who helped to make the first Tools for School Celebration at the Golden Gate Center for Enrichment a successful occasion for all:

Zweben Law Group, IRSC Institute of Cosmetology & Barbering, Martin County Library System, Florida Department of Health Martin County, UF IFAS Extension Martin County, Light of the World Charities, Martin County Healthy Start Coalition, Children’s Services Council of Martin County, Whole Child Connection, and the Martin County Head Start Program.

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Community Celebration Provides Martin County Students with the Tools for School Celebration

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In Photo: Florida Department of Health Martin County’s Mary Beth Peña demonstrates fun and easy ways to exercise and stay healthy

STUART – Approximately 700 Martin County residents gathered in the nutrition gardens at the Golden Gate Center for Enrichment for the Tools for School Celebration hosted by House of Hope August 3, 2018. The well-attended event featured a dozen local agencies, businesses and organizations which offered information about programs, services, health and safety tips designed to help local students reach their best potential in the upcoming academic year.

Information packets and free school supplies were distributed to the eager students who visited each program partner’s booth earning them a stamp on their “Tools for School passport” deeming participants eligible to win raffle prizes consisting of stylish backpacks filled with school supplies and special gift cards. The Zweben Law Group conducted a free bike giveaway choosing a winner from hundreds of students who completed the Zweben Bike Safety Quiz. School-aged children were also offered a free haircut by the Indian River State College (IRSC) Institute of Cosmetology & Barbering on a first-come, first served basis.

In conjunction with the public celebration, House of Hope’s Project HOPE (Helping Others Progress through Empowerment) backpack distribution provided 175 enrolled clients with brand-new backpacks filled with supplies along with collared shirts and gift certificates for new shoes. Supplies were generously donated through drives conducted by Publix, Fyzical Therapy & Balance Center, Martin County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee, R.V. Johnson Insurance, and the Children’s Museum of Stuart. The United Way of Martin County played an integral role in helping Publix’s sizeable contribution reach several other local non-profit agencies via collaboration with House of Hope, ensuring that hundreds of other local students would receive critical school supplies.

Following the Tools for School Celebration families settled in for the Golden Gate Center for Enrichment’s first Free Movie in the Garden featuring the family-friendly movie, Disney Pixar’s Coco. Over 60 guests got cozy on their blankets and chairs to view the movie under the stars while enjoying free popcorn provided by House of Hope.

House of Hope thanks the following partner agencies who helped to make the first Tools for School Celebration at the Golden Gate Center for Enrichment a successful occasion for all:

Zweben Law Group, IRSC Institute of Cosmetology & Barbering, Martin County Library System, Florida Department of Health Martin County, UF IFAS Extension Martin County, Light of the World Charities, Martin County Healthy Start Coalition, Children’s Services Council of Martin County, Whole Child Connection, and the Martin County Head Start Program.

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Community Celebration Provides Martin County Students with the Tools for School Celebration

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In Photo: The Zweben Law Group Gene Zweben and Kristen Bishop offered bike safety information and a raffle where one lucky participant won a brand-new bicycle.

STUART – Approximately 700 Martin County residents gathered in the nutrition gardens at the Golden Gate Center for Enrichment for the Tools for School Celebration hosted by House of Hope August 3, 2018. The well-attended event featured a dozen local agencies, businesses and organizations which offered information about programs, services, health and safety tips designed to help local students reach their best potential in the upcoming academic year.

Information packets and free school supplies were distributed to the eager students who visited each program partner’s booth earning them a stamp on their “Tools for School passport” deeming participants eligible to win raffle prizes consisting of stylish backpacks filled with school supplies and special gift cards. The Zweben Law Group conducted a free bike giveaway choosing a winner from hundreds of students who completed the Zweben Bike Safety Quiz. School-aged children were also offered a free haircut by the Indian River State College (IRSC) Institute of Cosmetology & Barbering on a first-come, first served basis.

In conjunction with the public celebration, House of Hope’s Project HOPE (Helping Others Progress through Empowerment) backpack distribution provided 175 enrolled clients with brand-new backpacks filled with supplies along with collared shirts and gift certificates for new shoes. Supplies were generously donated through drives conducted by Publix, Fyzical Therapy & Balance Center, Martin County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee, R.V. Johnson Insurance, and the Children’s Museum of Stuart. The United Way of Martin County played an integral role in helping Publix’s sizeable contribution reach several other local non-profit agencies via collaboration with House of Hope, ensuring that hundreds of other local students would receive critical school supplies.

Following the Tools for School Celebration families settled in for the Golden Gate Center for Enrichment’s first Free Movie in the Garden featuring the family-friendly movie, Disney Pixar’s Coco. Over 60 guests got cozy on their blankets and chairs to view the movie under the stars while enjoying free popcorn provided by House of Hope.

House of Hope thanks the following partner agencies who helped to make the first Tools for School Celebration at the Golden Gate Center for Enrichment a successful occasion for all:

Zweben Law Group, IRSC Institute of Cosmetology & Barbering, Martin County Library System, Florida Department of Health Martin County, UF IFAS Extension Martin County, Light of the World Charities, Martin County Healthy Start Coalition, Children’s Services Council of Martin County, Whole Child Connection, and the Martin County Head Start Program.

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Martin County Invites Residents and Visitors to Dive In

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Martin County, in partnership with MCAC Reef Fund, will deploy a new artificial reef today. Utilizing 1,500 tons of clean concrete, the reef will lie within the Donaldson permitted area. “Since 2003, we’ve been working together to enhance marine habitats off Martin County’s coastlines by creating artificial reefs. These reef sites also provide residents and visitors increased opportunities for fishing and diving,” said Jessica Garland, Associate Project Specialist in the Coastal Resources department.

The Martin County Utilities and Solid Waste Department secures materials for the artificial reef program. By allowing contractors to dispose of clean concrete free of charge and storing the material for the program, the cost of creating artificial reefs is greatly reduced and material is redirected to a beneficial use rather than to a landfill.

Today’s deployment is the first of three this month that will be used in the creation of two new reefs. Once complete, the coordinates will be released and shared with the public for exploration. “There’s no better way to appreciate our area’s natural treasures offshore, than to fish and explore these waters,” said Kathy FitzPatrick, Martin County Coastal Engineer.

Martin County’s artificial reef program began in the 1970s, when a group of retirees and sport fishing enthusiasts led by Bill Donaldson, began a movement to create self-sustaining marine habitats. Martin County’s nearshore reef sites are located between the Stuart and Jensen Public Beaches.

To date, Martin County has constructed over 100 artificial reefs within four permitted sites, creating new environments that foster marine life. They are monitored annually for marine activity and structural status. The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission has been a valuable partner in providing grants that help fund monitoring and artificial reef construction projects.

To learn more about Martin County artificial reefs, search locations and reports visit

www.martin.fl.us/Reefs. Follow Martin County Coastal Resources at www.facebook.com/MartinCountyCoastalResources/. To stay up-to-date on other county news, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MartinCountyBoardofCountyCommissioners/ and Twitter at @MartinCountygov.

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Acorn Elder Care

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We are proud to provide the Treasure Coast with the finest in elder care services at affordable rates.

We provide carefully selected caregivers for a variety of services: companionship, home care, meal preparation or respite relief. We will custom tailor a plan of care to meet individual needs.

We can provide service plans from as little as 2 hours to 24-hours a day, hourly or live in. Acorn Caregivers provide the personal touches that are so important: a steady hand, a bright smile, and the willingness to go the extra mile. These are all hallmarks of our elder care service.

Please call us today and explore how Acorn Elder Care might be of service. You may schedule a free, no obligation in home consultation where we will review your individual needs. It is our privilege and honor to serve the elders of Martin and Saint Lucie Counties

License # 231415    Contact us at: 772-221-1698

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A Whole Month to Make a Difference

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Indian River County – Dyer Subaru Manager Chad Bierle, Dyer Vero Beach Manager Jonathan Hardie, Will & Tatiana Dyer (holding Trooper, who is available for adoption), present the August Dyer Difference Dyer Charity Month Award to HALO’s Jan Howington and Ashley Novander.

One of the favorite days of each month for members of the Dyer Automotive Group family is the monthly meeting when the Dyer Difference Award applications are reviewed and each month’s recipient is selected. August’s Dyer Difference Awards in St. Lucie, Indian River, and Polk Counties will be bigger than ever. Since the thermometer skyrockets in August, the Dyer family and the members of the Dyer staff want their giving to skyrocket too, and you get to come along for the ride and help make a positive difference in the community.

August will be the first-ever Dyer Charity Month. Dyer Chevrolet Fort Pierce, Dyer Chevrolet, Mazda, Subaru in Vero Beach, and Dyer Kia, Chevrolet in Lake Wales will donate $50 for every car sold that month. The twist is that the customers get to pick their favorite of the two choices of local nonprofits. That means in Polk County, your new ride could come with a donation to support VISTE (Volunteers in Service to the Elderly), an organization which helps seniors maintain their independence and good health for as long as possible. Another charitable option in Polk County that shines almost as brightly as your new Dyer vehicle, is Lake Wales Rotary, an international service organization which brings together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and advance goodwill and peace internationally. Lake Wales Rotary is an active and dedicated group of volunteers who always lend a hand in the community. This month, they’re hel
ping to bring the Orange Blossom Review – a two-day music, barbecue and craft beer festival open to the community and designed to raise funds for local arts, parks, and recreation programs in Lake Wales.

If you’re a St. Lucie County customer, you’ll get to choose between two wonderful local organizations with different missions – Guardians for New Futures and the Alzheimer’s Association. Guardians for New Futures supports the unfunded needs of abused and neglected children throughout the Treasure Coast, while working to educate the community on how to recognize and prevent further harm. The small, grassroots organization ensures no child is forgotten at Christmas and recently spearheaded the funding and building of Sanctuary4Kids, a fully-staffed, emergency shelter for children who have been taken from a horrible home situation and need a soft, loving landing while decisions about their future are considered. Alzheimer’s Association assists the nearly six million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s Disease, a terminal illness which robs individuals of their memories and health. The Alzheimer’s Association provides 24/7 access to local dementia-specific resources, guidance, and counseling for patients, careg

ivers, and families and supports research to help find a cure and eradicate Alzheimer’s and dementia forever.

If you’re an Indian River customer and spaying and neutering are your ‘pet’ charity, you’ll not only get the keys to a fabulous new or pre-owned vehicle, but you could choose for a donation to be made to HALO No-Kill Rescue, an organization whose mission is to find the right fur-ever home for every dog or cat in and provide spaying and neutering to help ease the issue of neglected, orphaned animals and overcrowded shelters. And if two-legged babies tug your heartstrings more, you might choose to have your donation go to Indian River Healthy Start Coalition, which offers guidance for every mother, every baby, and every family in Indian River County, and they do it for free to help make every mom the best caregiver she can be. Indian River Healthy Start Coalition has connected with 95 percent of pregnant mothers in Indian River County, providing over 5,500 opportunities to educate and share health and parenting guidance.

During this year’s Dyer Charity Month, you’re in the driver’s seat – literally, so if it’s time to replace your ride, you’ll be able to make that purchase mean even more with a donation being made to your selected nonprofit. It’s all part of the first-ever Dyer Charity Month because, well, it’s been so much fun and so meaningful for the staff at the dealerships to give back to the community each month, they wanted all of their customers to feel that same warm, fuzzy feeling of benefitting the community.

Since their arrival in the area in 2008, the Dyer family has presented a monthly Dyer Difference Award and check for $3,000 to recipients in each of the three counties served by Dyer dealerships because being an active and contributing member of the community was, and is, as important as providing exciting, safe, reliable, and affordable transportation options to the public. For the recipients, it’s an acknowledgement of their tireless efforts to do the same and a much-needed financial boost to help further their missions. If you’d like to nominate a non-profit organization for the Dyer Difference Award, or if you’d like to find out more about the very special August Dyer Charity Month program, please visit www.dyerdifference.org or find Dyer Difference on Facebook.

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In Photo: Dyer’s Nicole Schneider is on hand to give the August Dyer Difference Award and kick off Dyer Charity Month with recipients Indian River Healthy Start Coalition’s Robyn Stork Hjalmeby and Andrea Berry. Dyer General Manager Jonathan Hardie presents the award to Race Director Eddie Branigan with help from Dyer’s Chuck Marchetti and Brittany Richmond.

One of the favorite days of each month for members of the Dyer Automotive Group family is the monthly meeting when the Dyer Difference Award applications are reviewed and each month’s recipient is selected. August’s Dyer Difference Awards in St. Lucie, Indian River, and Polk Counties will be bigger than ever. Since the thermometer skyrockets in August, the Dyer family and the members of the Dyer staff want their giving to skyrocket too, and you get to come along for the ride and help make a positive difference in the community.

August will be the first-ever Dyer Charity Month. Dyer Chevrolet Fort Pierce, Dyer Chevrolet, Mazda, Subaru in Vero Beach, and Dyer Kia, Chevrolet in Lake Wales will donate $50 for every car sold that month. The twist is that the customers get to pick their favorite of the two choices of local nonprofits. That means in Polk County, your new ride could come with a donation to support VISTE (Volunteers in Service to the Elderly), an organization which helps seniors maintain their independence and good health for as long as possible. Another charitable option in Polk County that shines almost as brightly as your new Dyer vehicle, is Lake Wales Rotary, an international service organization which brings together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and advance goodwill and peace internationally. Lake Wales Rotary is an active and dedicated group of volunteers who always lend a hand in the community. This month, they’re hel
ping to bring the Orange Blossom Review – a two-day music, barbecue and craft beer festival open to the community and designed to raise funds for local arts, parks, and recreation programs in Lake Wales.

If you’re a St. Lucie County customer, you’ll get to choose between two wonderful local organizations with different missions – Guardians for New Futures and the Alzheimer’s Association. Guardians for New Futures supports the unfunded needs of abused and neglected children throughout the Treasure Coast, while working to educate the community on how to recognize and prevent further harm. The small, grassroots organization ensures no child is forgotten at Christmas and recently spearheaded the funding and building of Sanctuary4Kids, a fully-staffed, emergency shelter for children who have been taken from a horrible home situation and need a soft, loving landing while decisions about their future are considered. Alzheimer’s Association assists the nearly six million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s Disease, a terminal illness which robs individuals of their memories and health. The Alzheimer’s Association provides 24/7 access to local dementia-specific resources, guidance, and counseling for patients, careg

ivers, and families and supports research to help find a cure and eradicate Alzheimer’s and dementia forever.

If you’re an Indian River customer and spaying and neutering are your ‘pet’ charity, you’ll not only get the keys to a fabulous new or pre-owned vehicle, but you could choose for a donation to be made to HALO No-Kill Rescue, an organization whose mission is to find the right fur-ever home for every dog or cat in and provide spaying and neutering to help ease the issue of neglected, orphaned animals and overcrowded shelters. And if two-legged babies tug your heartstrings more, you might choose to have your donation go to Indian River Healthy Start Coalition, which offers guidance for every mother, every baby, and every family in Indian River County, and they do it for free to help make every mom the best caregiver she can be. Indian River Healthy Start Coalition has connected with 95 percent of pregnant mothers in Indian River County, providing over 5,500 opportunities to educate and share health and parenting guidance.

During this year’s Dyer Charity Month, you’re in the driver’s seat – literally, so if it’s time to replace your ride, you’ll be able to make that purchase mean even more with a donation being made to your selected nonprofit. It’s all part of the first-ever Dyer Charity Month because, well, it’s been so much fun and so meaningful for the staff at the dealerships to give back to the community each month, they wanted all of their customers to feel that same warm, fuzzy feeling of benefitting the community.

Since their arrival in the area in 2008, the Dyer family has presented a monthly Dyer Difference Award and check for $3,000 to recipients in each of the three counties served by Dyer dealerships because being an active and contributing member of the community was, and is, as important as providing exciting, safe, reliable, and affordable transportation options to the public. For the recipients, it’s an acknowledgement of their tireless efforts to do the same and a much-needed financial boost to help further their missions. If you’d like to nominate a non-profit organization for the Dyer Difference Award, or if you’d like to find out more about the very special August Dyer Charity Month program, please visit www.dyerdifference.org or find Dyer Difference on Facebook.

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A Whole Month to Make a Difference

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In Photo: Alzheimer’s Association volunteers Yvette Cruz, Andele Ansola, and Christine Rigg are celebrated by Dyer Chevrolet’s Will Dyer, Jonathan Holmes and Tatiana Dyer. Audra Afflitto (far right) accepts the August Dyer Difference Charity Month Award on behalf of Alzheimer’s Association.

One of the favorite days of each month for members of the Dyer Automotive Group family is the monthly meeting when the Dyer Difference Award applications are reviewed and each month’s recipient is selected. August’s Dyer Difference Awards in St. Lucie, Indian River, and Polk Counties will be bigger than ever. Since the thermometer skyrockets in August, the Dyer family and the members of the Dyer staff want their giving to skyrocket too, and you get to come along for the ride and help make a positive difference in the community.

August will be the first-ever Dyer Charity Month. Dyer Chevrolet Fort Pierce, Dyer Chevrolet, Mazda, Subaru in Vero Beach, and Dyer Kia, Chevrolet in Lake Wales will donate $50 for every car sold that month. The twist is that the customers get to pick their favorite of the two choices of local nonprofits. That means in Polk County, your new ride could come with a donation to support VISTE (Volunteers in Service to the Elderly), an organization which helps seniors maintain their independence and good health for as long as possible. Another charitable option in Polk County that shines almost as brightly as your new Dyer vehicle, is Lake Wales Rotary, an international service organization which brings together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and advance goodwill and peace internationally. Lake Wales Rotary is an active and dedicated group of volunteers who always lend a hand in the community. This month, they’re hel
ping to bring the Orange Blossom Review – a two-day music, barbecue and craft beer festival open to the community and designed to raise funds for local arts, parks, and recreation programs in Lake Wales.

If you’re a St. Lucie County customer, you’ll get to choose between two wonderful local organizations with different missions – Guardians for New Futures and the Alzheimer’s Association. Guardians for New Futures supports the unfunded needs of abused and neglected children throughout the Treasure Coast, while working to educate the community on how to recognize and prevent further harm. The small, grassroots organization ensures no child is forgotten at Christmas and recently spearheaded the funding and building of Sanctuary4Kids, a fully-staffed, emergency shelter for children who have been taken from a horrible home situation and need a soft, loving landing while decisions about their future are considered. Alzheimer’s Association assists the nearly six million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s Disease, a terminal illness which robs individuals of their memories and health. The Alzheimer’s Association provides 24/7 access to local dementia-specific resources, guidance, and counseling for patients, careg

ivers, and families and supports research to help find a cure and eradicate Alzheimer’s and dementia forever.

If you’re an Indian River customer and spaying and neutering are your ‘pet’ charity, you’ll not only get the keys to a fabulous new or pre-owned vehicle, but you could choose for a donation to be made to HALO No-Kill Rescue, an organization whose mission is to find the right fur-ever home for every dog or cat in and provide spaying and neutering to help ease the issue of neglected, orphaned animals and overcrowded shelters. And if two-legged babies tug your heartstrings more, you might choose to have your donation go to Indian River Healthy Start Coalition, which offers guidance for every mother, every baby, and every family in Indian River County, and they do it for free to help make every mom the best caregiver she can be. Indian River Healthy Start Coalition has connected with 95 percent of pregnant mothers in Indian River County, providing over 5,500 opportunities to educate and share health and parenting guidance.

During this year’s Dyer Charity Month, you’re in the driver’s seat – literally, so if it’s time to replace your ride, you’ll be able to make that purchase mean even more with a donation being made to your selected nonprofit. It’s all part of the first-ever Dyer Charity Month because, well, it’s been so much fun and so meaningful for the staff at the dealerships to give back to the community each month, they wanted all of their customers to feel that same warm, fuzzy feeling of benefitting the community.

Since their arrival in the area in 2008, the Dyer family has presented a monthly Dyer Difference Award and check for $3,000 to recipients in each of the three counties served by Dyer dealerships because being an active and contributing member of the community was, and is, as important as providing exciting, safe, reliable, and affordable transportation options to the public. For the recipients, it’s an acknowledgement of their tireless efforts to do the same and a much-needed financial boost to help further their missions. If you’d like to nominate a non-profit organization for the Dyer Difference Award, or if you’d like to find out more about the very special August Dyer Charity Month program, please visit www.dyerdifference.org or find Dyer Difference on Facebook.

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St Lucie River Estuary Water Quality Report

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3 Keys to a Successful Marketing Plan

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Article by: Yvonne A Jones
www.50andWiserCoaching.com

When you started your business, you likely created a business plan. Did you also create a Marketing Plan? You may wonder if you really need both.

Marketing creates an awareness about your business. It is one of the key components of a successful business. The challenge is that most entrepreneurs and small business owners are not marketing nearly enough. One of my mentors taught that 60% of your time and effort should be spent on marketing. Whatever percentage you chose to spend, it should be done consistently and in line with your vision and goals.

Marketing is often confused with Sales, but they’re really two different things. For sales to be realized, effective marketing must take place first.

What is Marketing?

The American Marketing Association defines Marketing as:

“… the activity, set of institutions, and processes for creating, communicating, delivering, and exchanging offerings that have value for customers, clients, partners, and society at large.”

The definition by Wikipedia is a little more complex but really sums up, in a few short sentences, what you need to know about marketing your business, and how it can be done effectively to meet the needs of your target market and your business.

“Marketing is the process of communicating the value of a product or service to customers, for the purpose of selling that product or service.

Marketing can be looked at as an organizational function and a set of processes for creating, delivering and communicating value to customers, and customer relationship management that also benefits the organization. Marketing is the science of choosing target markets through market analysis and market segmentation, as well as understanding consumer behavior and providing superior customer value. From a societal point of view, marketing is the link between a society’s material requirements and its economic patterns of response. Marketing satisfies these needs and wants through exchange processes and building long-term relationships.”

Why You Need Marketing Plan

Whether you’re just starting a business or have been in business for a while, it takes an investment in time, energy, and financial resources. These are basically your most important resources, and you would not want to squander them by approaching your business without a goal, a plan and strategies to achieve those goals.

Your marketing plan, not to be confused with a business plan, is a roadmap or path for one of the key components of your business – marketing. It helps you refine your strategies and maximize your efforts to get your products and services in front of the right people who will then want to buy what you have to offer.

Having a clear and thorough marketing plan is essential if you want to maximize your marketing efforts and make the most of your precious resources. When you do not have a simple, but well-outlined and structured marketing plan, you could end up wasting a lot of time, effort, and money.

In my next article, we will discuss benefits of having a Marketing Plan.

Yvonne Jones-Business Coach & Mentor. Founder of 50 and Wiser Coaching
www.50andWiserCoaching.com
http://yvonneajones.com

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The Children’s Museum Host 10th Birthday Party

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Jensen Beach – On August 5, 2018 a 10th Birthday Party was hosted by The Children’s Museum in Jensen Beach, 1707 NE Indian River.There were arts and crafts, games, cake and lots of activities for all the kids who attended to play and learn about. Regular admission members were free.

The mission of The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast is to offer children and families a place to explore and learn through hands on activities, educational programs and cultural experiences. The Children’s Museum is dedicated to providing a safe, state of the art environment where curiosity and self- confidence are fostered. With a mission to offer children and families a place to explore and learn through hands-on, interactive activities, the Children’s Museum exhibits will reflect Florida’s unique character. For more information about the Women’s Power Lunch go to their website at www.womenspowerlunch.biz.

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The Children’s Museum Host 10th Birthday Party

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Jensen Beach – On August 5, 2018 a 10th Birthday Party was hosted by The Children’s Museum in Jensen Beach, 1707 NE Indian River.There were arts and crafts, games, cake and lots of activities for all the kids who attended to play and learn about. Regular admission members were free.

The mission of The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast is to offer children and families a place to explore and learn through hands on activities, educational programs and cultural experiences. The Children’s Museum is dedicated to providing a safe, state of the art environment where curiosity and self- confidence are fostered. With a mission to offer children and families a place to explore and learn through hands-on, interactive activities, the Children’s Museum exhibits will reflect Florida’s unique character. For more information about the Women’s Power Lunch go to their website at www.womenspowerlunch.biz.

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Jensen Beach – On August 5, 2018 a 10th Birthday Party was hosted by The Children’s Museum in Jensen Beach, 1707 NE Indian River.There were arts and crafts, games, cake and lots of activities for all the kids who attended to play and learn about. Regular admission members were free.

The mission of The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast is to offer children and families a place to explore and learn through hands on activities, educational programs and cultural experiences. The Children’s Museum is dedicated to providing a safe, state of the art environment where curiosity and self- confidence are fostered. With a mission to offer children and families a place to explore and learn through hands-on, interactive activities, the Children’s Museum exhibits will reflect Florida’s unique character. For more information about the Women’s Power Lunch go to their website at www.womenspowerlunch.biz.

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The Children’s Museum Host 10th Birthday Party

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Jensen Beach – On August 5, 2018 a 10th Birthday Party was hosted by The Children’s Museum in Jensen Beach, 1707 NE Indian River.There were arts and crafts, games, cake and lots of activities for all the kids who attended to play and learn about. Regular admission members were free.

The mission of The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast is to offer children and families a place to explore and learn through hands on activities, educational programs and cultural experiences. The Children’s Museum is dedicated to providing a safe, state of the art environment where curiosity and self- confidence are fostered. With a mission to offer children and families a place to explore and learn through hands-on, interactive activities, the Children’s Museum exhibits will reflect Florida’s unique character. For more information about the Women’s Power Lunch go to their website at www.womenspowerlunch.biz.

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The Children’s Museum Host 10th Birthday Party

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Jensen Beach – On August 5, 2018 a 10th Birthday Party was hosted by The Children’s Museum in Jensen Beach, 1707 NE Indian River.There were arts and crafts, games, cake and lots of activities for all the kids who attended to play and learn about. Regular admission members were free.

The mission of The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast is to offer children and families a place to explore and learn through hands on activities, educational programs and cultural experiences. The Children’s Museum is dedicated to providing a safe, state of the art environment where curiosity and self- confidence are fostered. With a mission to offer children and families a place to explore and learn through hands-on, interactive activities, the Children’s Museum exhibits will reflect Florida’s unique character. For more information about the Women’s Power Lunch go to their website at www.womenspowerlunch.biz.

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The Children’s Museum Host 10th Birthday Party

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Jensen Beach – On August 4, 2018 a 10th Birthday Party was hosted by The Children’s Museum in Jensen Beach, 1707 NE Indian River.There were arts and crafts, games, cake and lots of activities for all the kids who attended to play and learn about. Regular admission members were free.

The mission of The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast is to offer children and families a place to explore and learn through hands on activities, educational programs and cultural experiences. The Children’s Museum is dedicated to providing a safe, state of the art environment where curiosity and self- confidence are fostered. With a mission to offer children and families a place to explore and learn through hands-on, interactive activities, the Children’s Museum exhibits will reflect Florida’s unique character. For more information about the Women’s Power Lunch go to their website at www.womenspowerlunch.biz.

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The Children’s Museum Host 10th Birthday Party

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Jensen Beach – On August 5, 2018 a 10th Birthday Party was hosted by The Children’s Museum in Jensen Beach, 1707 NE Indian River.There were arts and crafts, games, cake and lots of activities for all the kids who attended to play and learn about. Regular admission members were free.

The mission of The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast is to offer children and families a place to explore and learn through hands on activities, educational programs and cultural experiences. The Children’s Museum is dedicated to providing a safe, state of the art environment where curiosity and self- confidence are fostered. With a mission to offer children and families a place to explore and learn through hands-on, interactive activities, the Children’s Museum exhibits will reflect Florida’s unique character. For more information about the Women’s Power Lunch go to their website at www.womenspowerlunch.biz.

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The Children’s Museum Host 10th Birthday Party

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Jensen Beach – On August 4, 2018 a 10th Birthday Party was hosted by The Children’s Museum in Jensen Beach, 1707 NE Indian River.There were arts and crafts, games, cake and lots of activities for all the kids who attended to play and learn about. Regular admission members were free.

The mission of The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast is to offer children and families a place to explore and learn through hands on activities, educational programs and cultural experiences. The Children’s Museum is dedicated to providing a safe, state of the art environment where curiosity and self- confidence are fostered. With a mission to offer children and families a place to explore and learn through hands-on, interactive activities, the Children’s Museum exhibits will reflect Florida’s unique character. For more information about the Women’s Power Lunch go to their website at www.womenspowerlunch.biz.

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The Children’s Museum Host 10th Birthday Party

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Jensen Beach – On August 4, 2018 a 10th Birthday Party was hosted by The Children’s Museum in Jensen Beach, 1707 NE Indian River.There were arts and crafts, games, cake and lots of activities for all the kids who attended to play and learn about. Regular admission members were free.

The mission of The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast is to offer children and families a place to explore and learn through hands on activities, educational programs and cultural experiences. The Children’s Museum is dedicated to providing a safe, state of the art environment where curiosity and self- confidence are fostered. With a mission to offer children and families a place to explore and learn through hands-on, interactive activities, the Children’s Museum exhibits will reflect Florida’s unique character. For more information about the Women’s Power Lunch go to their website at www.womenspowerlunch.biz.

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The Children’s Museum Host 10th Birthday Party

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Jensen Beach – On August 4, 2018 a 10th Birthday Party was hosted by The Children’s Museum in Jensen Beach, 1707 NE Indian River.There were arts and crafts, games, cake and lots of activities for all the kids who attended to play and learn about. Regular admission members were free.

The mission of The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast is to offer children and families a place to explore and learn through hands on activities, educational programs and cultural experiences. The Children’s Museum is dedicated to providing a safe, state of the art environment where curiosity and self- confidence are fostered. With a mission to offer children and families a place to explore and learn through hands-on, interactive activities, the Children’s Museum exhibits will reflect Florida’s unique character. For more information about the Women’s Power Lunch go to their website at www.womenspowerlunch.biz.

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The Children’s Museum Host 10th Birthday Party

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Jensen Beach – On August 4, 2018 a 10th Birthday Party was hosted by The Children’s Museum in Jensen Beach, 1707 NE Indian River.There were arts and crafts, games, cake and lots of activities for all the kids who attended to play and learn about. Regular admission members were free.

The mission of The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast is to offer children and families a place to explore and learn through hands on activities, educational programs and cultural experiences. The Children’s Museum is dedicated to providing a safe, state of the art environment where curiosity and self- confidence are fostered. With a mission to offer children and families a place to explore and learn through hands-on, interactive activities, the Children’s Museum exhibits will reflect Florida’s unique character. For more information about the Women’s Power Lunch go to their website at www.womenspowerlunch.biz.

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The Children’s Museum Host 10th Birthday Party

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Jensen Beach – On August 4, 2018 a 10th Birthday Party was hosted by The Children’s Museum in Jensen Beach, 1707 NE Indian River.There were arts and crafts, games, cake and lots of activities for all the kids who attended to play and learn about. Regular admission members were free.

The mission of The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast is to offer children and families a place to explore and learn through hands on activities, educational programs and cultural experiences. The Children’s Museum is dedicated to providing a safe, state of the art environment where curiosity and self- confidence are fostered. With a mission to offer children and families a place to explore and learn through hands-on, interactive activities, the Children’s Museum exhibits will reflect Florida’s unique character. For more information about the Women’s Power Lunch go to their website at www.womenspowerlunch.biz.

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“Help Save the Bees Project”

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Waste Management and The Home Depot partner to construct and install a”Bee Pollinator Hotel” as an addition to the 2,000 acre certified wildlife habitat at Okeechobee Landfill. Pollinators play a special role in native ecosystems and in managed agricultural systems.

Unfortunately, pollinators such as bees, bats, butterflies and ants have slowly suffered from loss of habitat and diseases. Approximately 1,000 of the plants grown for food, beverages, fibers and medicines need to be pollinated by animals in order to produce the goods on which we rely. In fact, one out of every three bites of food, from vegetables to fruits to edible oils, are a direct result of pollination services. In the U.S. alone, bees and other insects produce $40 billion worth of products annually through the process of pollination.

In addition to their value to agriculture, these animals also play a vital role in maintaining our ecosystems. Other wild animals rely on pollinators for the production of food sources such as wild fruits, and they benefit from the conservation of pollinator habitat. Flying from flower to flower and transferring pollen along the way, pollinators have had substantial historic, economic, social and
cultural impacts in our world. Waste Management provides over 26,000 acres company to wildlife habitats.

“We are thankful to the labor and donation of materials from The Home Depot to help with our new bee pollinator structure,” said Community Relations Manager Teresa Bishop. WM employees worked over the weekend to install and collect native materials to add to the project. The “Bee Drop Inn” is located at the entrance of the landfill for all visitors to enjoy.

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Treasure Health Pediatric Care Patients benefit from Celebrities Fore Kids Philanthropy

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In Photo: Brayden with his mother Michelle.

Photo Credit: Jessica Sturgeon

Stuart–Brayden is a 12-year-old boy with Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy currently receiving care from Treasure Health’s Little Treasures Pediatric Care Program. He’s also a boy with a creative knack for turning everyday items into something beautiful. If you were to walk into Brayden’s room, you would find items such as cardboard boxes, a ton of duct tape, paper towel rolls, paper bags, and seemingly endless craft supplies he uses to complete art and music projects to sell, donate, and give to friends and family.

“I like making special things for people,” says Brayden. “It makes me feel happy when I’m sad.”

One of Brayden’s most recent projects is making armor, which is symbolic of his continued fight though muscular dystrophy. Celebrities Fore Kids’ assistance in providing Brayden with supplies to continue his work on a special project is just one way they have helped Brayden and his family cope with this serious illness.

Since 2014, Celebrities Fore Kids (CFK) has partnered with Treasure Health’s Pediatric Care program, Little Treasures, to aid children and families struggling with serious illness. Over the past four years, CFK has donated approximately $90,000 to support local families with bills, gas and other expenses at a challenging time. Their support helped one mother of a child on hospice care who needed assistance paying rent when she had to reduce her work hours to care for her child. Gas cards help families cover the additional expense of repeated trips to physician offices while other families may receive assistance paying for food and utilities.

“Celebrities Fore Kids has been an integral part of the Little Treasures program,” said Pediatric Program Manager Michael Gray, LCSW. “CFK helps Treasure Health support families through their child’s healthcare journey. We deeply appreciate their generosity and continued commitment to help children and families facing serious illness in our community.”

Treasure Health’s Pediatric Care program, Little Treasures, focuses on enhancing the quality of life for children and their families with a chronic and/or serious illness. Our pediatric team addresses medical, psychosocial, and spiritual concerns by providing intensive pain and symptom management along with counseling, guidance and education. The specialized program provides both hospice and palliative care services. Learn more about these services at treasurehealth.org and learn more about Celebrities Fore Kids at celebritiesforekids.org.

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BREASTFEEDING IS THE FOUNDATION FOR LIFE

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Martin County, FL – The Florida Department of Health in Martin is joining with partners to present a special community education program in recognition of National Breastfeeding month in August.

The public is invited to “Breastfeeding: The Foundation of Life” on Friday, August 17, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at the Children’s Services Council in Stuart. Refreshments and door prizes will be provided.

Breastfeeding provides many benefits for mothers and babies. Research shows that children who are breastfed have lower rates of: obesity, asthma, ear and respiratory infections and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Mothers enjoy a close bond with their baby, quicker post pregnancy weight loss and lower risks of breast and ovarian cancer.

To reach the goal of exclusive breastfeeding for at least six months, mothers need supportive work policies, infant and child-care at or near the workplace and private facilities for expressing and storing breastmilk. It takes time and practice to learn how to breastfeed, both for mother and baby, and to establish a good milk supply.

The program, facilitated by the WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Nutrition program will feature guest speakers including Samantha Suffich, Executive Director of the Martin County Healthy Start Coalition. Program sponsors and supporters include the Children’s Services Council of Martin County, Martin Health System and Martin County Healthy Start.

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program provides breastfeeding support as well as nutrition education, counseling, and nutritious foods for eligible pregnant women, breastfeeding and post-partum women, infants and children up to age five who meet eligibility guidelines. For more information: http://martin.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/clinical-and-nutrition-services/wic/index.html or call 772-221-4000, ext. 2136.

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Children’s Programs Receive July Dyer Difference Awards

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In Photo: St. Lucie County (Photo courtesy of Boys & Girls’ Club St. Lucie) –Dyer Chevrolet’s Jonathan Holmes, Tatiana & Will Dyer, and Matthew Machalek present the July Dyer Difference Award to Boys and Girls’ Club Board Member Rich Del Toro, Sarah Pride and Maygan Johnson, BGC Vice President of Development.

It’s often been said that being a mom is the hardest job in the world, and you can read every book and search every YouTube video in the world, but sometimes, you need the advice of someone who has been there before, knows what you’re going through, and is trained to help guide you through the bumps and valleys. Indian River Healthy Start Coalition is that sage guidance for every mother, every baby, and every family in Indian River County, and they do it for free to help make every mom the best caregiver she can be. Because Indian River Healthy Start Coalition has connected with 95 percent of pregnant mothers with over 5,500 opportunities to educate and provide health and parenting guidance, the organization was selected as the Indian River recipient of the July Dyer Difference Award.

With over 2,000 members and a full community of support, the Boys and Girls’ Clubs of St. Lucie County’s Chili Cookoff is one of the highlights of the summer months on the Treasure Coast. This year’s event had a cartoon theme, and the Havert L. Fenn Center was abuzz with every imaginable cartoon character, all sampling a variety of different chilis in an attempt to win prizes and acclaim for the area’s best chili. Proceeds from the event benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County, an organization dedicated to enabling all young people an opportunity to reach their potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. In addition to supporting the event with a unique chili offering, members of the Dyer Chevrolet family in Fort Pierce selected the Boys and Girls’ Clubs of St. Lucie County as the July recipient of the St. Lucie Dyer Difference Award.

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Children’s Programs Receive July Dyer Difference Awards

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In Photo: Dyer’s Nicole Schneider is on hand to give the July Dyer Difference Award to Indian River Healthy Start Coalition’s Robyn Stork Hjalmeby and Andrea Berry. Dyer General Manager Jonathan Hardie presents the award to Race Director Eddie Branigan with help from Dyer’s Chuck Marchetti and Brittany Richmond.

It’s often been said that being a mom is the hardest job in the world, and you can read every book and search every YouTube video in the world, but sometimes, you need the advice of someone who has been there before, knows what you’re going through, and is trained to help guide you through the bumps and valleys. Indian River Healthy Start Coalition is that sage guidance for every mother, every baby, and every family in Indian River County, and they do it for free to help make every mom the best caregiver she can be. Because Indian River Healthy Start Coalition has connected with 95 percent of pregnant mothers with over 5,500 opportunities to educate and provide health and parenting guidance, the organization was selected as the Indian River recipient of the July Dyer Difference Award.

With over 2,000 members and a full community of support, the Boys and Girls’ Clubs of St. Lucie County’s Chili Cookoff is one of the highlights of the summer months on the Treasure Coast. This year’s event had a cartoon theme, and the Havert L. Fenn Center was abuzz with every imaginable cartoon character, all sampling a variety of different chilis in an attempt to win prizes and acclaim for the area’s best chili. Proceeds from the event benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County, an organization dedicated to enabling all young people an opportunity to reach their potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. In addition to supporting the event with a unique chili offering, members of the Dyer Chevrolet family in Fort Pierce selected the Boys and Girls’ Clubs of St. Lucie County as the July recipient of the St. Lucie Dyer Difference Award.

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Red Cross Responded to an Apartment Fire in Pt St Lucie

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Local American Red Cross volunteers responded to an apartment fire in Sanctuary Winter Lakes Apartments on NW Moorhen Trail in Pt St Lucie tonight. The team of two Red Cross volunteers helped coordinate emergency aid for the family. Fire officials say 5 people have been displaced by the blaze, including 3 children. The Red Cross is assessing the immediate emergency needs such as food, temporary lodging and clothing.

Red Cross volunteers on the scene were members of the Chapter’s Disaster Action team, a group of specially trained volunteers who respond to the scene of a local disaster when called upon at any time – day or night. Red Cross disaster assistance is free of charge, a gift made possible by donations to the Red Cross.

To make a financial donation to your local Red Cross to help people affected by house fires and other disasters in the United States and around the world, go to redcross.org.

WHAT PEOPLE CAN DO People can visit redcross.org/homefires to find out more about how to protect themselves and their homes from fire. They can become a Red Cross volunteer by applying on redcross.org.

RED CROSS APPS People can download the all-inclusive Red Cross Emergency app which combines more than 35 emergency alerts to help keep the user safe. And there is a special mobile app -Monster Guard – designed for kids, teaching them to prepare for emergencies at home by playing an engaging game. Users can find the apps in smartphone app stores by searching for the American Red Cross or going to redcross.org/apps.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/southflorida or visit us on Twitter at @SFLRedCross .

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Eagle Scout Combines his Love of Scouts and Animals

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In Photo: Sarah Fisher and Cameron Beaver stand before the plexiglass wall at the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast’s Thrift Store North. The wall that Beaver built keeps the adoptable cats safe in their designated area.

STUART — A combined love of scouts and animals was all South Fork High School student Cameron Beaver needed for inspiration to launch and complete his Eagle Scout project. Beaver, 15, a Life Scout with Troop 832 in Stuart, contacted the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast to learn of any important needs.

One of those needs was building a plexiglass wall at its Thrift Store North so that the adoptable cats wouldn’t jump out of their designated area into the store.

Humane Society Volunteer Coordinator Sarah Fisher explained, “The cats that live at the thrift store until they find their forever home would always manage to jump over the wall and run around the store, making it really hard for volunteers to catch them. Also, when we take incoming donations in the back of the store, the back door is wide open, making it possible for these cats to escape.”

So Beaver, along with members from his troop, family and friends, took on the task and built a four-foot tall plexiglass enclosure to separate the cat area from the store. The cats are now living safely inside the enclosure and they still have plenty of room to run around and sleep on the cat trees.

“I feel good knowing that I finished and it’s doing good for the community,” said Beaver.

Lindsey added, “I’m definitely proud of him. He worked hard.”

Local businesses also got behind the project. The Window Doctor in Lake Park donated the plexiglass and Home Depot provided 50 percent of the enclosure railing materials. Individual contributions came from James Menendez and Melody and Mark Roane.

“We are very grateful to Cameron and all who helped make this project a reality,” said Fisher.

For more information, call the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast at (772) 223-8822 or visit the website www.hstc1.org.

About the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast – Since 1955, the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, 4100 SW Leighton Farm Ave. in Palm City, has been the leading advocate for homeless, abused and abandoned animals in Martin County. The HSTC provides the Treasure Coast’s most progressive spay-neuter and adoption programs and dynamic humane education services. The HSTC has long had partnerships with like-minded organizations. The HSTC does not euthanize to make space at its shelter, there are no time limits on how long animals stay in its care, and no companion animal is turned away for any reason. For more information, visit www.hstc1.org or call (772) 223-8822.

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Eagle Scout Combines his Love of Scouts and Animals

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In Photo: Cameron Beaver stands with cat care volunteer Trish Harper

STUART — A combined love of scouts and animals was all South Fork High School student Cameron Beaver needed for inspiration to launch and complete his Eagle Scout project. Beaver, 15, a Life Scout with Troop 832 in Stuart, contacted the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast to learn of any important needs.

One of those needs was building a plexiglass wall at its Thrift Store North so that the adoptable cats wouldn’t jump out of their designated area into the store.

Humane Society Volunteer Coordinator Sarah Fisher explained, “The cats that live at the thrift store until they find their forever home would always manage to jump over the wall and run around the store, making it really hard for volunteers to catch them. Also, when we take incoming donations in the back of the store, the back door is wide open, making it possible for these cats to escape.”

So Beaver, along with members from his troop, family and friends, took on the task and built a four-foot tall plexiglass enclosure to separate the cat area from the store. The cats are now living safely inside the enclosure and they still have plenty of room to run around and sleep on the cat trees.

“I feel good knowing that I finished and it’s doing good for the community,” said Beaver.

Lindsey added, “I’m definitely proud of him. He worked hard.”

Local businesses also got behind the project. The Window Doctor in Lake Park donated the plexiglass and Home Depot provided 50 percent of the enclosure railing materials. Individual contributions came from James Menendez and Melody and Mark Roane.

“We are very grateful to Cameron and all who helped make this project a reality,” said Fisher.

For more information, call the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast at (772) 223-8822 or visit the website www.hstc1.org.

About the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast – Since 1955, the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, 4100 SW Leighton Farm Ave. in Palm City, has been the leading advocate for homeless, abused and abandoned animals in Martin County. The HSTC provides the Treasure Coast’s most progressive spay-neuter and adoption programs and dynamic humane education services. The HSTC has long had partnerships with like-minded organizations. The HSTC does not euthanize to make space at its shelter, there are no time limits on how long animals stay in its care, and no companion animal is turned away for any reason. For more information, visit www.hstc1.org or call (772) 223-8822.

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Eagle Scout Combines his Love of Scouts and Animals

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In Photo: Cameron Beaver displays the plaque that identifies his Eagle Scout project

STUART — A combined love of scouts and animals was all South Fork High School student Cameron Beaver needed for inspiration to launch and complete his Eagle Scout project. Beaver, 15, a Life Scout with Troop 832 in Stuart, contacted the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast to learn of any important needs.

One of those needs was building a plexiglass wall at its Thrift Store North so that the adoptable cats wouldn’t jump out of their designated area into the store.

Humane Society Volunteer Coordinator Sarah Fisher explained, “The cats that live at the thrift store until they find their forever home would always manage to jump over the wall and run around the store, making it really hard for volunteers to catch them. Also, when we take incoming donations in the back of the store, the back door is wide open, making it possible for these cats to escape.”

So Beaver, along with members from his troop, family and friends, took on the task and built a four-foot tall plexiglass enclosure to separate the cat area from the store. The cats are now living safely inside the enclosure and they still have plenty of room to run around and sleep on the cat trees.

“I feel good knowing that I finished and it’s doing good for the community,” said Beaver.

Lindsey added, “I’m definitely proud of him. He worked hard.”

Local businesses also got behind the project. The Window Doctor in Lake Park donated the plexiglass and Home Depot provided 50 percent of the enclosure railing materials. Individual contributions came from James Menendez and Melody and Mark Roane.

“We are very grateful to Cameron and all who helped make this project a reality,” said Fisher.

For more information, call the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast at (772) 223-8822 or visit the website www.hstc1.org.

About the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast – Since 1955, the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, 4100 SW Leighton Farm Ave. in Palm City, has been the leading advocate for homeless, abused and abandoned animals in Martin County. The HSTC provides the Treasure Coast’s most progressive spay-neuter and adoption programs and dynamic humane education services. The HSTC has long had partnerships with like-minded organizations. The HSTC does not euthanize to make space at its shelter, there are no time limits on how long animals stay in its care, and no companion animal is turned away for any reason. For more information, visit www.hstc1.org or call (772) 223-8822.

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Don’t Be That KID!

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Jensen Beach -Lois McGuire, author of the children’s character education book “Don’t Be That KID! At School” will be reading the book and doing an activity at Barnes & Noble in Jensen Beach on Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 11:00 – 12:00. She will be having a book signing afterwards.

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Customer Experience: Going The Extra Mile

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Article by: Yvonne A Jones
www.50andWiserCoaching.com

“Everybody is breaking ground, but you must break through!

Everybody is scratching it, but you must scratch hard.

Everybody keeps going, but you must keep going extra miles.

Dare to be exceptionally excellent, and why not?”

~ Israelmore Ayivor

In today’s digital world businesses can no longer be content to deliver ‘satisfactory’ or what may be perceived by their customers as mediocre customer service. You must be prepared to go the extra mile.

Never lose sight of the fact that in many instances your competition is just a click away.

The customer’s perception is important. Many times businesses feel that they’re delivering excellent customer service, while their customers think the opposite.

While there is always going to be a place for excellent customer service, in today’s economy people are more concerned about the experience they have with your business. Therefore, in order to stand out, it’s imperative that you deliver and create amazing experiences and interactions with you business online or offline.

For example, a business may say that they strive for one-time resolution. Imagine that a customer calls a brick and mortar store where they recently purchased an electronic device. They encountered a problem during the setting up process and the employee assists the caller through the process. The business confirms that they resolved the customer’s issue and is happy about that.

As the customer continues the set-up and installation process she encounters another problem and has to call again. Now she’s getting annoyed as this is her second call. The company sees it differently as this is about another issue.

What if you know that a segment of your market is not tech-savvy? What if the second challenge is a known one? What if your business made it a part of your Customer Service Policy to include some information about that second challenge when people call about the first? You could add, ‘And when you get to Point B, here is what you should do…’

Those few minutes could have tremendous value because, people talk! They are willing to share great experiences. The same way they had a great meal at XYZ Restaurant and told their friends and relatives about their experience with the delicious food and the waiter who went the extra mile; they will share their experience about your business with their friends and relatives.

The customer who encountered the challenge but was told ahead what to do will share that your customer service is the best. You did not wait for them to experience the issue and have to call. You anticipated it and told them beforehand what to expect and how to resolve it. In her eyes, you went the extra mile.

What can you do in your business to go the extra mile and create a WOW experience for your customers?

Yvonne Jones-Business Coach & Mentor. Founder of 50 and Wiser Coaching
www.50andWiserCoaching.com
http://yvonneajones.com

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Article by: Martin Jacobson

Since 1989, Seniors vs. Crime has been a unique and effective group of advocates for Florida’s seniors. The Seniors vs. Crime project, sponsored by the Office of Attorney General, allows consumer-conscious seniors to be actively involved in

protecting their communities and their fellow seniors from becoming victims of consumer fraud.

Volunteers, known as Senior Sleuths, investigate and attempt to resolve complaints they receive from seniors in the local community, often assist the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division and local law enforcement as requested,

and help educate the public about the program as well as common scams that typically target seniors. These dedicated citizens are responsible for recovering millions of dollars for seniors as well as small businesses victimized by scams, all at no cost to the consumer.

More information about the project may be found at www.Seniorsvscrime.com.

Seniors requiring assistance may call 1-800-203-3099.

Martin Jacobson-Deputy Regional Director 1
Seniors vs Crime
A Special Project of the Florida Attorney General
250 NW Country Club Dr.- Port St. Lucie, Fl 34986

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ENHANCE YOUR EXPERIENCE AT THE AUDI STUART AIRSHOW CELEBRATING AVIATION

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Honoring its Past & Inspiring its Future

STUART – The Audi Stuart Air Show continues to be recognized as one of the top events on the Treasure Coast. To keep this event new and exciting, event organizers offer an array of options for air show fans to further enhance their air show experience.

Back by popular demand is the air show’s Florida Craft Beer Garden. This year, the Florida Craft Beer Garden will be even closer to the show line for maximum viewing of the show’s thrilling aerobatic performances as well as covered seating. Air show fans have a chance to enjoy the show side by side with brewery representatives from both Walking Tree and Tequesta Brewing Company for a selection of unique and delicious craft beers – two complimentary craft beers are included with the upgrade. The upgraded ticket is $25 per person (good for one day). Availability is limited.

Also back by popular demand is the Bombers Squadron upgrade, sponsored by CenterState Bank. This option includes special show line seating, a catered lunch, drinks and adult beverages. The upgraded ticket is $60 per person (good for one day). Availability is limited.

The Beer Garden, sponsored by Heineken, will also return for the 2018 air show. This upgraded $25 ticket option includes show line seating and two complimentary beers.

Start and end your air show experience with the ease and convenience of Premium Parking. At only $20 per day, this upgrade provides guests the ability to park closer to the show gate. Premium parking spots are limited and can be purchased online or onsite.

Upgraded Spectator Seating is also available for an additional $8 per day.

All upgrade options may be purchased online at www.StuartAirShow.com .

The 2018 Audi Stuart Air Show thanks Diamond Sponsor – Audi Stuart, Platinum Sponsors Pratt & Whitney-A United Technologies Company, Martin County Airport, Witham Field and Heineken, Gold Sponsor Alpha Zeta and Silver Sponsors – Centerstate Bank, Dunkin’ Donuts, Atlantic Aviation, City of Stuart, Southern Pig & Cattle, Stuart Jet Center & Visiting Nurse

Association for helping to ensure that the 29th consecutive air show is another tremendous success

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DON”T WAIT – VACCINATE!!!!

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Health Department offers immunizations to help students be ready to start school on time

Martin County–With the start of school less than one month away, the Florida Department of Health is urging parents and caregivers to be sure that their student’s immunizations
are up to date for school entry.“We want all kids to start school on time.” said Maureen Ryan, Assistant Director for Community Health. “Getting the required immunizations now and making sure that your child’s school has
the 680 form on file will help ensure a smooth start to the new school year.” Proof of certain immunizations, on a #680 form(Florida Certificate of Immunization), is required from for school entry if a child is entering kindergarten, seventh grade or is moving to Florid
another state or country. Additional information about immunizations is available here: http://martin.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/clinical-and-nutrition-services/immunizations/index.html

Immunization Outreach Events:
Health Department staff will provide the required Tdap vaccine for 7th graders and will offer the HPV vaccine to prevent cancer.Jensen Beach:
Summer Safety Jam
Sunday, July 22
10:00 am –1:00 pm

Indian Riverside Park, 1707 NE Indian River Drive East Stuart:
Back to School Bash
Saturday, August 4
10:00 am –1:00 pm, 705 SE Tarpon Ave

Indiantown:
Back to School Bash
Saturday, August 11
10:00am –12:00 pm,
Boys & Girls Club, 17375 Palm Beach St.

Appointments:
The Health Department in Martin County is offering school age immunizations for uninsured or underinsured children. Call 772-221-4000 ext. 2242 to schedule an appointment.

The Health Department also partners with the Golden Gate Center for Enrichment in Stuart to offer immunizations on Wednesdays,
1:00 –4:00 pm.
The online calendar is available here:
http://goldengatecentermc.org/golden-gate-calendar

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No Horsin’ Around! Equine Rescue Seeks Vendors for 3rd Annual Country Festival

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Palm City – Palm City’s Equine Rescue & Adoption Foundation is planning now for its third annual Country Festival, scheduled for Oct. 21. Artists and crafters, businesses, nonprofits, political groups – vendors of all kinds are encouraged to sign up now for this popular, family-friendly event.

Entry fee is $35 for a 10 X 10 booth (no electric provided). Deadline to reserve space is Sept. 30. For more information, go to ERAF.events@gmail.com or call 772-220-0150. The noon-5 p.m. event will be held rain or shine; set up begins at 9:30 a.m. Festival will be at the ERAF Community Center, 6450 S.W. Martin Highway in Palm City.

Festival features live music, barn tours, kids’ activities, pony rides and more. Come be part of the fun! All proceeds benefit rescue horses.

All vendor applications are reviewed to avoid duplication of services/products. Vendor will provide certificate of insurance.

Equine Rescue & Adoption Foundation is a 501(3)c nonprofit dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of at-risk equines.

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Chili was in Forecast for the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County Annual Chili Cook Off Unites the Community Through Cartoons

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In Photo: Representing the St. Lucie Mets and dressed as character from the animated movie ‘Up’, Kasey Blair gives a stir to her team’s chili pot during the cartoon-themed 36th Annual Chili Cook Off. The event which benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County took place Saturday, July 14 at the Havert L. Fenn Center in Fort Pierce.

Port St Lucie-The Boys and Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County, with presenting sponsor A&G Concrete Pools, brought back the memory of Saturday morning cartoons by hosting the 36th Annual Chili Cook-Off Saturday, July 14 with a cartoon theme at the Havert L. Fenn Center in Fort Pierce.

Thirty-eight supporters created booths to fit the theme while cooking chili with their own secret ingredients to later earn the title of ‘best’ chili by the volunteer panel of judges or People’s Choice.

Each team did their fundraising with the sales of pie, soda, snacks, cornbread and anything else to go with chili to earn the title of the highest fundraiser.

Aside from performing at the booths, there were skills and talents of all sorts happening on the center stage. The day started with the Boys & Girls Club cheer squad welcoming in the crowd followed by a generous friendly wager between Peter Busch and Travis Leonard of A&G Concrete Pools. Leonard said if Peter Busch came in wearing the character of Stewie from ‘The Family Guy’ he would give $2,500 to the Boys and Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County.

Leonard paid up upon seeing Busch’s head-to-toe Stewie costume followed by Bush’s match of that amount raising their friendly wager to $5,000 for the club’s programs benefitting the county’s youth.

Later that day the crowds were entertained by a kid’s speed Jell-O eating competition and the highly anticipated Chili Eating Contest won by Tom Moran, a former club director for the Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie County.

Moran also won the previous two consecutive years and was so thrilled for his threepeat as the Chili eating Champion he was seen minutes later celebrating with a chili dog at one of the booths.

The main stage was also graced with the anointing of this year’s ‘Little Miss Chili’. This year’s winner following her singing performance in front of several thousand people was Jaylah Klaffer dressed as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. Klaffer was sponsored by the Fort Pierce Utilities Authority.

The prize of the day for the best chili in St. Lucie County went to Daniel Kurek Consulting followed by the St. Lucie County Benevolence group for second place and the team represented by the St. Lucie Mets staff with a third-place trophy.

The masses were included in voting for the People’s Choice Award and they broke away from the main judges by honoring first place to The St. Lucie County Firefighters Benevolent crew, John Jacobs Construction earned second place and Dan Kurek Consulting with the bronze medal for his chili.

The top fundraisers were the SLC Board of County Commissioners with over $11,600 followed by Southern Eagle Distributing with $5,400 and Treasure Coast Health with $4,300.

After hearing the total amount raised of over $72,000, Will Armstead, CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County said, “Seeing the community come together the way they have on their own personal time gives added value to the monetary amount raised to fund our programs for the kids we assist in the clubs.”

Mitch Kloorfain/Photographer

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Chili was in Forecast for the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County Annual Chili Cook Off Unites the Community Through Cartoons

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In Photo: The St. Lucie Mets, the St. Lucie County Firefighters Benevolent Association and Dan Kurek Consulting earned the top three spots of the 36th Annual Chili Cook Off. The event which benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County took place Saturday, July 14 at the Havert L. Fenn Center in Fort Pierce.
Front Row: Doug Boudrius, Jenny Grima and Trevor Giordano of the St. Lucie County Fire District.
Back Row: Maygan Johnson, VP of resource development for the Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie County, Nate Spera, St. Lucie County Fire District Chief, Tammy Ward, Donny Stefani, Francine, Dan Kurek of Daniel Kurek Consulting, Christina Rivera, Sam Taglieri and Jerry Lanigan of the St. Lucie Mets, Travis Leonard of A&G Concrete Pools, Linda Bartz, St. Lucie County Commissioner, and Will Armstead, CEO of the Boys and Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County.

Port St Lucie-The Boys and Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County, with presenting sponsor A&G Concrete Pools, brought back the memory of Saturday morning cartoons by hosting the 36th Annual Chili Cook-Off Saturday, July 14 with a cartoon theme at the Havert L. Fenn Center in Fort Pierce.

Thirty-eight supporters created booths to fit the theme while cooking chili with their own secret ingredients to later earn the title of ‘best’ chili by the volunteer panel of judges or People’s Choice.

Each team did their fundraising with the sales of pie, soda, snacks, cornbread and anything else to go with chili to earn the title of the highest fundraiser.

Aside from performing at the booths, there were skills and talents of all sorts happening on the center stage. The day started with the Boys & Girls Club cheer squad welcoming in the crowd followed by a generous friendly wager between Peter Busch and Travis Leonard of A&G Concrete Pools. Leonard said if Peter Busch came in wearing the character of Stewie from ‘The Family Guy’ he would give $2,500 to the Boys and Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County.

Leonard paid up upon seeing Busch’s head-to-toe Stewie costume followed by Bush’s match of that amount raising their friendly wager to $5,000 for the club’s programs benefitting the county’s youth.

Later that day the crowds were entertained by a kid’s speed Jell-O eating competition and the highly anticipated Chili Eating Contest won by Tom Moran, a former club director for the Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie County.

Moran also won the previous two consecutive years and was so thrilled for his threepeat as the Chili eating Champion he was seen minutes later celebrating with a chili dog at one of the booths.

The main stage was also graced with the anointing of this year’s ‘Little Miss Chili’. This year’s winner following her singing performance in front of several thousand people was Jaylah Klaffer dressed as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. Klaffer was sponsored by the Fort Pierce Utilities Authority.

The prize of the day for the best chili in St. Lucie County went to Daniel Kurek Consulting followed by the St. Lucie County Benevolence group for second place and the team represented by the St. Lucie Mets staff with a third-place trophy.

The masses were included in voting for the People’s Choice Award and they broke away from the main judges by honoring first place to The St. Lucie County Firefighters Benevolent crew, John Jacobs Construction earned second place and Dan Kurek Consulting with the bronze medal for his chili.

The top fundraisers were the SLC Board of County Commissioners with over $11,600 followed by Southern Eagle Distributing with $5,400 and Treasure Coast Health with $4,300.

After hearing the total amount raised of over $72,000, Will Armstead, CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County said, “Seeing the community come together the way they have on their own personal time gives added value to the monetary amount raised to fund our programs for the kids we assist in the clubs.”

Mitch Kloorfain/Photographer

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Chili was in Forecast for the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County Annual Chili Cook Off Unites the Community Through Cartoons

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In Photo: Alicia Marshall of the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County gives the high sign announcing Thomas Moran as the winner of the chili eating contest for the third consecutive year during the 36th Annual Chili Cook Off. The event which benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County took place Saturday, July 14 at the Havert L. Fenn Center in Fort Pierce.

Port St Lucie-The Boys and Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County, with presenting sponsor A&G Concrete Pools, brought back the memory of Saturday morning cartoons by hosting the 36th Annual Chili Cook-Off Saturday, July 14 with a cartoon theme at the Havert L. Fenn Center in Fort Pierce.

Thirty-eight supporters created booths to fit the theme while cooking chili with their own secret ingredients to later earn the title of ‘best’ chili by the volunteer panel of judges or People’s Choice.

Each team did their fundraising with the sales of pie, soda, snacks, cornbread and anything else to go with chili to earn the title of the highest fundraiser.

Aside from performing at the booths, there were skills and talents of all sorts happening on the center stage. The day started with the Boys & Girls Club cheer squad welcoming in the crowd followed by a generous friendly wager between Peter Busch and Travis Leonard of A&G Concrete Pools. Leonard said if Peter Busch came in wearing the character of Stewie from ‘The Family Guy’ he would give $2,500 to the Boys and Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County.

Leonard paid up upon seeing Busch’s head-to-toe Stewie costume followed by Bush’s match of that amount raising their friendly wager to $5,000 for the club’s programs benefitting the county’s youth.

Later that day the crowds were entertained by a kid’s speed Jell-O eating competition and the highly anticipated Chili Eating Contest won by Tom Moran, a former club director for the Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie County.

Moran also won the previous two consecutive years and was so thrilled for his threepeat as the Chili eating Champion he was seen minutes later celebrating with a chili dog at one of the booths.

The main stage was also graced with the anointing of this year’s ‘Little Miss Chili’. This year’s winner following her singing performance in front of several thousand people was Jaylah Klaffer dressed as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. Klaffer was sponsored by the Fort Pierce Utilities Authority.

The prize of the day for the best chili in St. Lucie County went to Daniel Kurek Consulting followed by the St. Lucie County Benevolence group for second place and the team represented by the St. Lucie Mets staff with a third-place trophy.

The masses were included in voting for the People’s Choice Award and they broke away from the main judges by honoring first place to The St. Lucie County Firefighters Benevolent crew, John Jacobs Construction earned second place and Dan Kurek Consulting with the bronze medal for his chili.

The top fundraisers were the SLC Board of County Commissioners with over $11,600 followed by Southern Eagle Distributing with $5,400 and Treasure Coast Health with $4,300.

After hearing the total amount raised of over $72,000, Will Armstead, CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County said, “Seeing the community come together the way they have on their own personal time gives added value to the monetary amount raised to fund our programs for the kids we assist in the clubs.”

Mitch Kloorfain/Photographer

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SFWMD Governing Board Approves Brighton Valley Northern Everglades Public-Private Partnership to Improve Quality of Water Flowing to Lake Okeechobee

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New public-private partnership, one of several projects on public and privately-owned land in South Florida’s Dispersed Water Management program, will keep thousands of acre-feet of stormwater runoff out of the northern estuaries

West Palm Beach, FL – The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) on Thursday approved a public-private partnership with the Lykes Brighton Valley LLC that will create the Brighton Valley Northern Everglades Public-Private Partnership Project. This project will treat water in the Lake Okeechobee watershed over the next decade.

“Every gallon stored counts in situations like the current high water emergency South Florida is facing,” said SFWMD Governing Board Chairman Federico Fernandez. “This Governing Board is thankful to Lykes Brighton Valley for stepping up and helping reduce nutrients in the Lake Okeechobee watershed.”

The Brighton Valley Project will create flow, averaging 40,000 acre-feet of water per year, through approximately 8,200 acres of privately-owned land in Highlands County. That water will be taken from the C-41A Canal during excess water conditions and conveyed across the project’s land in order to reduce nutrients in the water.

The SFWMD Governing Board approved an 11-year lease and agreement for the Brighton Valley Project that includes $11.5 million for land improvements necessary to make the project feasible in the first year. Once the improvements are in place, the District will pay the Brighton Valley Project an annual fixed fee, which averages to a cost effectiveness of about $95 per acre-foot of water treated on the site for the next 10 years.

The Brighton Valley project includes flow-through cells that will help remove nutrients such as phosphorus from the water before it is discharged to the C-40 Canal. The project is expected to remove 3.2 tons of phosphorus and 27.3 tons of nitrogen from the water.

The funding for the project comes from a 2016 appropriation by the Florida Legislature specifically for public-private partnerships to benefit the Northern Everglades. Future Legislative funding will be necessary to continue this project.

Brighton Valley is the second large-scale public-private partnership on agricultural lands approved by the SFWMD’s Governing Board that utilizes that 2016 Legislative appropriation. In Martin County, the Caulkins Water Farm on 3,200 acres of former citrus groves near Indiantown is already operating and has stored more than 12,000 acre-feet of water during the recent high water emergency, keeping that water from entering the St. Lucie Estuary.

“The state is doing its part to finish major restoration projects that will protect the estuaries long-term,” Fernandez said. “Private landowners are giving us the flexibility needed to store and treat water in the short-term, while helping to reduce the damaging discharges to the estuaries. This flexibility, combined with all the other critical efforts this District is undertaking, can help to mitigate the current high water emergency situation.”

For years, SFWMD has utilized its Dispersed Water Management program to store and treat water on public lands and partnered with private landowners to do the same. Since record rainfall started in May, causing Lake Okeechobee to rise more than a foot in a matter of weeks, SFWMD has taken advantage of all available capacity to store or move water in an effort to protect the estuaries. These existing Dispersed Water Management projects provide an approximate total of 54,000 acre-feet of additional storage.

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Elder Law 101: How to Ensure Your Home Goes to Your Loved Ones

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Article By: ProActive Legal Care/ Law Office, LLC.

When planning the future of your assets after you pass away, your home is often the most important one. It will certainly have a very significant financial value associated with it, but in many cases, it is the emotional value that is most important. Many people mistakenly think that when they pass away, their home will just naturally be passed on to their children; but that is often not the case. Even when this does eventually happen, it will be far more time consuming and costly for your loved ones than it needs to be. With proper estate planning, you can ensure your home is passed on to the correct person without any difficulty for them.

A Will is Not Enough

It is possible to leave your home to a loved one using a standard will. Simply naming your loved one as the beneficiary will make it legally known that this is what you want to happen to your house; however, a will has to go through the probate process. This means your loved one will have to appear in court and go through time-consuming steps. In addition, the probate process is a public event so all the details of this will be known to anyone who is interested.

Consider a Revocable Living Trust

In most cases, a better option is placing your home into a revocable living trust. Because it’s revocable, you will be able to make changes to it without any trouble as long as you are living. Once you pass away, the person you named in the trust will become the owner without having to go through the probate process. A trust also makes it possible for you to leave the home to a minor child by simply naming someone as a trustee to manage the home until the heir is old enough to take on that responsibility. Legal trusts are far more flexible and powerful than wills, which makes them a much better option for handling large assets like a home.

Get the Help You Need

Whether you are setting up a simple will or a revocable living trust, you need to make sure it is done correctly to avoid any unnecessary complications. Contact ProActive Legal Care at http://proactivelegalcare.com/contact-us/ to discuss the specifics of your situation and get the assistance you need. We can help you through every step of estate planning and elder law processes in Florida.

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The Importance of Knowing Who Your Customers Are

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Article by: Yvonne A Jones
www.50andWiserCoaching.com

As a business owner, you must know who your customers are? If you have been in business for any length of time you may easily conclude that your customer is the person who buys from you. You would not be wrong, but it would be an incomplete answer.

In today’s social world, it’s important to avoid generalizations. Getting to know your customers on an individual basis has become more important than ever, for this is the way you can build a relationship with them so that you can meet their expectations and satisfy their needs.

While this can be done much more easily by entrepreneurs and small businesses, larger organizations can put customer relationship management (CRM) systems in place, which will help them identify their customers.

Your message or brand must be directed to a specific person or group of persons so that it’s targeted and appeal to the persons to whom it’s intended.

An Exercise for You

Write a summary of your typical customer, what they like, where they live, their income and age, what their challenges are?

Whether your business is online or offline, your customers are going to be online. So, it makes sense to do this yourself, or hire someone to do it for you. Find out what places they like to visit when online. Do they visit certain forums or are they all members of certain groups? When you discover where they hang out, get into the habit of visiting those places.

It will take time, but it will be time well-spent. This will provide you with even more valuable insights into who your customer truly is, what her pain points are, and allow you to create solutions to solve the pain she’s experiencing.

Peter Drucker, who has been referred to as the father of business consulting said, “the purpose of business is to create a customer, the business enterprise has two–and only two–basic functions: marketing and innovation. Marketing and innovation produce results; all the rest are costs. Marketing is the distinguishing, unique function of the business.”

As you “create the customer” make sure that you clearly understand who your customers really are.

Yvonne A Jones is a Personal Business Coach and Relationship Marketing Strategist
and Founder of the 50 and Wiser Community on Facebook
https://50andWiserCoaching.com
and www.YvonneAJones.com

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East Side Story Sock Hop Murder Mystery

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Port St Lucie- On Friday the 13th, Aycock at Tradition and Madison’s Miracles hosted a Sock Hop Murder Mystery benefiting Madison’s Miracles. The doors opened at 5:00 and dinner was served at 6:00 pm. The guests who attended the Sock Hop had the opportunity to work through the clues to solve the mystery. A 50s Costume Contest was judged and awarded at the end of the event. Dr. Brian Moriarty was the Host for the evening.

Proceeds from the fundraiser event benefited the local organization Madison’s Miracles. Madison’s Miracles is a non profit 501 (c) 3 organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth, pregnancy or infant loss. They also assist in funeral or cremation expenses for families that can not afford them. For more information visit…https://www.madisonsmiracles.org.

Madison’s Miracles is a non profit organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth and infant loss.

Aycock At Tradition is located at 12571 SW Tradition Parkway in Port St. Lucie.

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East Side Story Sock Hop Murder Mystery

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Finchy is GUILTY!!!!

Port St Lucie- On Friday the 13th, Aycock at Tradition and Madison’s Miracles hosted a Sock Hop Murder Mystery benefiting Madison’s Miracles. The doors opened at 5:00 and dinner was served at 6:00 pm. The guests who attended the Sock Hop had the opportunity to work through the clues to solve the mystery. A 50s Costume Contest was judged and awarded at the end of the event. Dr. Brian Moriarty was the Host for the evening.

Proceeds from the fundraiser event benefited the local organization Madison’s Miracles. Madison’s Miracles is a non profit 501 (c) 3 organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth, pregnancy or infant loss. They also assist in funeral or cremation expenses for families that can not afford them. For more information visit…https://www.madisonsmiracles.org.

Madison’s Miracles is a non profit organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth and infant loss.

Aycock At Tradition is located at 12571 SW Tradition Parkway in Port St. Lucie.

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Got Windows? Need Blinds! Inc.

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Got Windows? Need Blinds! Inc., and Rene’ Grissom Interiors are direct sellers of home decor. We offer exceptional values on an extensive selection of window treatments, select furniture pieces, fabrics, area rugs, lighting and accessories, available by website, and direct purchase.

We offer the best prices and fast reliable service on Graber blinds and shades, Kirsch rods, fabrics, trim, metal sculptures, South Florida blinds and plantation shutters.

We can ship directly to you anywhere in the Continental United States. If you live in Martin, Saint Lucie, Indian River, Okeechobee, or Palm Beach counties we can measure, and install promptly to your home or office. If you are moving to the South Florida area and would like to use our Turn-Key service we can have your home completely furnished and ready for you when you arrive, just drop the suitcases, relax, and there will be food and drinks in the refrigerator waiting for you! We can completely furnish homes with silverware, bed linens, towels, appliances, televisions, artwork in three weeks or less. We will email you progress reports and photos as your home progresses.

Contact us at: (772)678-9198

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East Side Story Sock Hop Murder Mystery

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Port St Lucie- On Friday the 13th, Aycock at Tradition and Madison’s Miracles hosted a Sock Hop Murder Mystery benefiting Madison’s Miracles. The doors opened at 5:00 and dinner was served at 6:00 pm. The guests who attended the Sock Hop had the opportunity to work through the clues to solve the mystery. A 50s Costume Contest was judged and awarded at the end of the event. Dr. Brian Moriarty was the Host for the evening.

Proceeds from the fundraiser event benefited the local organization Madison’s Miracles. Madison’s Miracles is a non profit 501 (c) 3 organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth, pregnancy or infant loss. They also assist in funeral or cremation expenses for families that can not afford them. For more information visit…https://www.madisonsmiracles.org.

Madison’s Miracles is a non profit organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth and infant loss.

Aycock At Tradition is located at 12571 SW Tradition Parkway in Port St. Lucie.

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East Side Story Sock Hop Murder Mystery

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Port St Lucie- On Friday the 13th, Aycock at Tradition and Madison’s Miracles hosted a Sock Hop Murder Mystery benefiting Madison’s Miracles. The doors opened at 5:00 and dinner was served at 6:00 pm. The guests who attended the Sock Hop had the opportunity to work through the clues to solve the mystery. A 50s Costume Contest was judged and awarded at the end of the event. Dr. Brian Moriarty was the Host for the evening.

Proceeds from the fundraiser event benefited the local organization Madison’s Miracles. Madison’s Miracles is a non profit 501 (c) 3 organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth, pregnancy or infant loss. They also assist in funeral or cremation expenses for families that can not afford them. For more information visit…https://www.madisonsmiracles.org.

Madison’s Miracles is a non profit organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth and infant loss.

Aycock At Tradition is located at 12571 SW Tradition Parkway in Port St. Lucie.

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East Side Story Sock Hop Murder Mystery

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Port St Lucie- On Friday the 13th, Aycock at Tradition and Madison’s Miracles hosted a Sock Hop Murder Mystery benefiting Madison’s Miracles. The doors opened at 5:00 and dinner was served at 6:00 pm. The guests who attended the Sock Hop had the opportunity to work through the clues to solve the mystery. A 50s Costume Contest was judged and awarded at the end of the event. Dr. Brian Moriarty was the Host for the evening.

Proceeds from the fundraiser event benefited the local organization Madison’s Miracles. Madison’s Miracles is a non profit 501 (c) 3 organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth, pregnancy or infant loss. They also assist in funeral or cremation expenses for families that can not afford them. For more information visit…https://www.madisonsmiracles.org.

Madison’s Miracles is a non profit organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth and infant loss.

Aycock At Tradition is located at 12571 SW Tradition Parkway in Port St. Lucie.

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Port St Lucie- On Friday the 13th, Aycock at Tradition and Madison’s Miracles hosted a Sock Hop Murder Mystery benefiting Madison’s Miracles. The doors opened at 5:00 and dinner was served at 6:00 pm. The guests who attended the Sock Hop had the opportunity to work through the clues to solve the mystery. A 50s Costume Contest was judged and awarded at the end of the event. Dr. Brian Moriarty was the Host for the evening.

Proceeds from the fundraiser event benefited the local organization Madison’s Miracles. Madison’s Miracles is a non profit 501 (c) 3 organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth, pregnancy or infant loss. They also assist in funeral or cremation expenses for families that can not afford them. For more information visit…https://www.madisonsmiracles.org.

Madison’s Miracles is a non profit organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth and infant loss.

Aycock At Tradition is located at 12571 SW Tradition Parkway in Port St. Lucie.

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East Side Story Sock Hop Murder Mystery

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Port St Lucie- On Friday the 13th, Aycock at Tradition and Madison’s Miracles hosted a Sock Hop Murder Mystery benefiting Madison’s Miracles. The doors opened at 5:00 and dinner was served at 6:00 pm. The guests who attended the Sock Hop had the opportunity to work through the clues to solve the mystery. A 50s Costume Contest was judged and awarded at the end of the event. Dr. Brian Moriarty was the Host for the evening.

Proceeds from the fundraiser event benefited the local organization Madison’s Miracles. Madison’s Miracles is a non profit 501 (c) 3 organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth, pregnancy or infant loss. They also assist in funeral or cremation expenses for families that can not afford them. For more information visit…https://www.madisonsmiracles.org.

Madison’s Miracles is a non profit organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth and infant loss.

Aycock At Tradition is located at 12571 SW Tradition Parkway in Port St. Lucie.

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East Side Story Sock Hop Murder Mystery

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Port St Lucie- On Friday the 13th, Aycock at Tradition and Madison’s Miracles hosted a Sock Hop Murder Mystery benefiting Madison’s Miracles. The doors opened at 5:00 and dinner was served at 6:00 pm. The guests who attended the Sock Hop had the opportunity to work through the clues to solve the mystery. A 50s Costume Contest was judged and awarded at the end of the event. Dr. Brian Moriarty was the Host for the evening.

Proceeds from the fundraiser event benefited the local organization Madison’s Miracles. Madison’s Miracles is a non profit 501 (c) 3 organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth, pregnancy or infant loss. They also assist in funeral or cremation expenses for families that can not afford them. For more information visit…https://www.madisonsmiracles.org.

Madison’s Miracles is a non profit organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth and infant loss.

Aycock At Tradition is located at 12571 SW Tradition Parkway in Port St. Lucie.

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East Side Story Sock Hop Murder Mystery

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Port St Lucie- On Friday the 13th, Aycock at Tradition and Madison’s Miracles hosted a Sock Hop Murder Mystery benefiting Madison’s Miracles. The doors opened at 5:00 and dinner was served at 6:00 pm. The guests who attended the Sock Hop had the opportunity to work through the clues to solve the mystery. A 50s Costume Contest was judged and awarded at the end of the event. Dr. Brian Moriarty was the Host for the evening.

Proceeds from the fundraiser event benefited the local organization Madison’s Miracles. Madison’s Miracles is a non profit 501 (c) 3 organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth, pregnancy or infant loss. They also assist in funeral or cremation expenses for families that can not afford them. For more information visit…https://www.madisonsmiracles.org.

Madison’s Miracles is a non profit organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth and infant loss.

Aycock At Tradition is located at 12571 SW Tradition Parkway in Port St. Lucie.

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Port St Lucie- On Friday the 13th, Aycock at Tradition and Madison’s Miracles hosted a Sock Hop Murder Mystery benefiting Madison’s Miracles. The doors opened at 5:00 and dinner was served at 6:00 pm. The guests who attended the Sock Hop had the opportunity to work through the clues to solve the mystery. A 50s Costume Contest was judged and awarded at the end of the event. Dr. Brian Moriarty was the Host for the evening.

Proceeds from the fundraiser event benefited the local organization Madison’s Miracles. Madison’s Miracles is a non profit 501 (c) 3 organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth, pregnancy or infant loss. They also assist in funeral or cremation expenses for families that can not afford them. For more information visit…https://www.madisonsmiracles.org.

Madison’s Miracles is a non profit organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth and infant loss.

Aycock At Tradition is located at 12571 SW Tradition Parkway in Port St. Lucie.

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East Side Story Sock Hop Murder Mystery

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Port St Lucie- On Friday the 13th, Aycock at Tradition and Madison’s Miracles hosted a Sock Hop Murder Mystery benefiting Madison’s Miracles. The doors opened at 5:00 and dinner was served at 6:00 pm. The guests who attended the Sock Hop had the opportunity to work through the clues to solve the mystery. A 50s Costume Contest was judged and awarded at the end of the event. Dr. Brian Moriarty was the Host for the evening.

Proceeds from the fundraiser event benefited the local organization Madison’s Miracles. Madison’s Miracles is a non profit 501 (c) 3 organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth, pregnancy or infant loss. They also assist in funeral or cremation expenses for families that can not afford them. For more information visit…https://www.madisonsmiracles.org.

Madison’s Miracles is a non profit organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth and infant loss.

Aycock At Tradition is located at 12571 SW Tradition Parkway in Port St. Lucie.

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East Side Story Sock Hop Murder Mystery

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Port St Lucie- On Friday the 13th, Aycock at Tradition and Madison’s Miracles hosted a Sock Hop Murder Mystery benefiting Madison’s Miracles. The doors opened at 5:00 and dinner was served at 6:00 pm. The guests who attended the Sock Hop had the opportunity to work through the clues to solve the mystery. A 50s Costume Contest was judged and awarded at the end of the event. Dr. Brian Moriarty was the Host for the evening.

Proceeds from the fundraiser event benefited the local organization Madison’s Miracles. Madison’s Miracles is a non profit 501 (c) 3 organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth, pregnancy or infant loss. They also assist in funeral or cremation expenses for families that can not afford them. For more information visit…https://www.madisonsmiracles.org.

Madison’s Miracles is a non profit organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth and infant loss.

Aycock At Tradition is located at 12571 SW Tradition Parkway in Port St. Lucie.

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East Side Story Sock Hop Murder Mystery

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Port St Lucie- On Friday the 13th, Aycock at Tradition and Madison’s Miracles hosted a Sock Hop Murder Mystery benefiting Madison’s Miracles. The doors opened at 5:00 and dinner was served at 6:00 pm. The guests who attended the Sock Hop had the opportunity to work through the clues to solve the mystery. A 50s Costume Contest was judged and awarded at the end of the event. Dr. Brian Moriarty was the Host for the evening.

Proceeds from the fundraiser event benefited the local organization Madison’s Miracles. Madison’s Miracles is a non profit 501 (c) 3 organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth, pregnancy or infant loss. They also assist in funeral or cremation expenses for families that can not afford them. For more information visit…https://www.madisonsmiracles.org.

Madison’s Miracles is a non profit organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth and infant loss.

Aycock At Tradition is located at 12571 SW Tradition Parkway in Port St. Lucie.

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East Side Story Sock Hop Murder Mystery

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Port St Lucie- On Friday the 13th, Aycock at Tradition and Madison’s Miracles hosted a Sock Hop Murder Mystery benefiting Madison’s Miracles. The doors opened at 5:00 and dinner was served at 6:00 pm. The guests who attended the Sock Hop had the opportunity to work through the clues to solve the mystery. A 50s Costume Contest was judged and awarded at the end of the event. Dr. Brian Moriarty was the Host for the evening.

Proceeds from the fundraiser event benefited the local organization Madison’s Miracles. Madison’s Miracles is a non profit 501 (c) 3 organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth, pregnancy or infant loss. They also assist in funeral or cremation expenses for families that can not afford them. For more information visit…https://www.madisonsmiracles.org.

Madison’s Miracles is a non profit organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth and infant loss.

Aycock At Tradition is located at 12571 SW Tradition Parkway in Port St. Lucie.

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East Side Story Sock Hop Murder Mystery

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Port St Lucie- On Friday the 13th, Aycock at Tradition and Madison’s Miracles hosted a Sock Hop Murder Mystery benefiting Madison’s Miracles. The doors opened at 5:00 and dinner was served at 6:00 pm. The guests who attended the Sock Hop had the opportunity to work through the clues to solve the mystery. A 50s Costume Contest was judged and awarded at the end of the event. Dr. Brian Moriarty was the Host for the evening.

Proceeds from the fundraiser event benefited the local organization Madison’s Miracles. Madison’s Miracles is a non profit 501 (c) 3 organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth, pregnancy or infant loss. They also assist in funeral or cremation expenses for families that can not afford them. For more information visit…https://www.madisonsmiracles.org.

Madison’s Miracles is a non profit organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth and infant loss.

Aycock At Tradition is located at 12571 SW Tradition Parkway in Port St. Lucie.

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East Side Story Sock Hop Murder Mystery

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Port St Lucie- On Friday the 13th, Aycock at Tradition and Madison’s Miracles hosted a Sock Hop Murder Mystery benefiting Madison’s Miracles. The doors opened at 5:00 and dinner was served at 6:00 pm. The guests who attended the Sock Hop had the opportunity to work through the clues to solve the mystery. A 50s Costume Contest was judged and awarded at the end of the event. Dr. Brian Moriarty was the Host for the evening.

Proceeds from the fundraiser event benefited the local organization Madison’s Miracles. Madison’s Miracles is a non profit 501 (c) 3 organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth, pregnancy or infant loss. They also assist in funeral or cremation expenses for families that can not afford them. For more information visit…https://www.madisonsmiracles.org.

Madison’s Miracles is a non profit organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth and infant loss.

Aycock At Tradition is located at 12571 SW Tradition Parkway in Port St. Lucie.

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East Side Story Sock Hop Murder Mystery

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Port St Lucie- On Friday the 13th, Aycock at Tradition and Madison’s Miracles hosted a Sock Hop Murder Mystery benefiting Madison’s Miracles. The doors opened at 5:00 and dinner was served at 6:00 pm. The guests who attended the Sock Hop had the opportunity to work through the clues to solve the mystery. A 50s Costume Contest was judged and awarded at the end of the event. Dr. Brian Moriarty was the Host for the evening.

Proceeds from the fundraiser event benefited the local organization Madison’s Miracles. Madison’s Miracles is a non profit 501 (c) 3 organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth, pregnancy or infant loss. They also assist in funeral or cremation expenses for families that can not afford them. For more information visit…https://www.madisonsmiracles.org.

Madison’s Miracles is a non profit organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth and infant loss.

Aycock At Tradition is located at 12571 SW Tradition Parkway in Port St. Lucie.

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East Side Story Sock Hop Murder Mystery

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Port St Lucie- On Friday the 13th, Aycock at Tradition and Madison’s Miracles hosted a Sock Hop Murder Mystery benefiting Madison’s Miracles. The doors opened at 5:00 and dinner was served at 6:00 pm. The guests who attended the Sock Hop had the opportunity to work through the clues to solve the mystery. A 50s Costume Contest was judged and awarded at the end of the event. Dr. Brian Moriarty was the Host for the evening.

Proceeds from the fundraiser event benefited the local organization Madison’s Miracles. Madison’s Miracles is a non profit 501 (c) 3 organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth, pregnancy or infant loss. They also assist in funeral or cremation expenses for families that can not afford them. For more information visit…https://www.madisonsmiracles.org.

Madison’s Miracles is a non profit organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth and infant loss.

Aycock At Tradition is located at 12571 SW Tradition Parkway in Port St. Lucie.

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East Side Story Sock Hop Murder Mystery

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Port St Lucie- On Friday the 13th, Aycock at Tradition and Madison’s Miracles hosted a Sock Hop Murder Mystery benefiting Madison’s Miracles. The doors opened at 5:00 and dinner was served at 6:00 pm. The guests who attended the Sock Hop had the opportunity to work through the clues to solve the mystery. A 50s Costume Contest was judged and awarded at the end of the event. Dr. Brian Moriarty was the Host for the evening.

Proceeds from the fundraiser event benefited the local organization Madison’s Miracles. Madison’s Miracles is a non profit 501 (c) 3 organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth, pregnancy or infant loss. They also assist in funeral or cremation expenses for families that can not afford them. For more information visit…https://www.madisonsmiracles.org.

Madison’s Miracles is a non profit organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth and infant loss.

Aycock At Tradition is located at 12571 SW Tradition Parkway in Port St. Lucie.

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Port St Lucie- On Friday the 13th, Aycock at Tradition and Madison’s Miracles hosted a Sock Hop Murder Mystery benefiting Madison’s Miracles. The doors opened at 5:00 and dinner was served at 6:00 pm. The guests who attended the Sock Hop had the opportunity to work through the clues to solve the mystery. A 50s Costume Contest was judged and awarded at the end of the event. Dr. Brian Moriarty was the Host for the evening.

Proceeds from the fundraiser event benefited the local organization Madison’s Miracles. Madison’s Miracles is a non profit 501 (c) 3 organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth, pregnancy or infant loss. They also assist in funeral or cremation expenses for families that can not afford them. For more information visit…https://www.madisonsmiracles.org.

Madison’s Miracles is a non profit organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth and infant loss.

Aycock At Tradition is located at 12571 SW Tradition Parkway in Port St. Lucie.

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East Side Story Sock Hop Murder Mystery

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Port St Lucie- On Friday the 13th, Aycock at Tradition and Madison’s Miracles hosted a Sock Hop Murder Mystery benefiting Madison’s Miracles. The doors opened at 5:00 and dinner was served at 6:00 pm. The guests who attended the Sock Hop had the opportunity to work through the clues to solve the mystery. A 50s Costume Contest was judged and awarded at the end of the event. Dr. Brian Moriarty was the Host for the evening.

Proceeds from the fundraiser event benefited the local organization Madison’s Miracles. Madison’s Miracles is a non profit 501 (c) 3 organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth, pregnancy or infant loss. They also assist in funeral or cremation expenses for families that can not afford them. For more information visit…https://www.madisonsmiracles.org.

Madison’s Miracles is a non profit organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth and infant loss.

Aycock At Tradition is located at 12571 SW Tradition Parkway in Port St. Lucie.

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East Side Story Sock Hop Murder Mystery

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Port St Lucie- On Friday the 13th, Aycock at Tradition and Madison’s Miracles hosted a Sock Hop Murder Mystery benefiting Madison’s Miracles. The doors opened at 5:00 and dinner was served at 6:00 pm. The guests who attended the Sock Hop had the opportunity to work through the clues to solve the mystery. A 50s Costume Contest was judged and awarded at the end of the event. Dr. Brian Moriarty was the Host for the evening.

Proceeds from the fundraiser event benefited the local organization Madison’s Miracles. Madison’s Miracles is a non profit 501 (c) 3 organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth, pregnancy or infant loss. They also assist in funeral or cremation expenses for families that can not afford them. For more information visit…https://www.madisonsmiracles.org.

Madison’s Miracles is a non profit organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth and infant loss.

Aycock At Tradition is located at 12571 SW Tradition Parkway in Port St. Lucie.

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East Side Story Sock Hop Murder Mystery

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Port St Lucie- On Friday the 13th, Aycock at Tradition and Madison’s Miracles hosted a Sock Hop Murder Mystery benefiting Madison’s Miracles. The doors opened at 5:00 and dinner was served at 6:00 pm. The guests who attended the Sock Hop had the opportunity to work through the clues to solve the mystery. A 50s Costume Contest was judged and awarded at the end of the event. Dr. Brian Moriarty was the Host for the evening.

Proceeds from the fundraiser event benefited the local organization Madison’s Miracles. Madison’s Miracles is a non profit 501 (c) 3 organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth, pregnancy or infant loss. They also assist in funeral or cremation expenses for families that can not afford them. For more information visit…https://www.madisonsmiracles.org.

Madison’s Miracles is a non profit organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth and infant loss.

Aycock At Tradition is located at 12571 SW Tradition Parkway in Port St. Lucie.

Out2martincounty.com is a photo journal featuring people, “Who they are, what they do and where they do it”.

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“Martin County’s Photo Journal”

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East Side Story Sock Hop Murder Mystery

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Port St Lucie- On Friday the 13th, Aycock at Tradition and Madison’s Miracles hosted a Sock Hop Murder Mystery benefiting Madison’s Miracles. The doors opened at 5:00 and dinner was served at 6:00 pm. The guests who attended the Sock Hop had the opportunity to work through the clues to solve the mystery. A 50s Costume Contest was judged and awarded at the end of the event. Dr. Brian Moriarty was the Host for the evening.

Proceeds from the fundraiser event benefited the local organization Madison’s Miracles. Madison’s Miracles is a non profit 501 (c) 3 organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth, pregnancy or infant loss. They also assist in funeral or cremation expenses for families that can not afford them. For more information visit…https://www.madisonsmiracles.org.

Madison’s Miracles is a non profit organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth and infant loss.

Aycock At Tradition is located at 12571 SW Tradition Parkway in Port St. Lucie.

Out2martincounty.com is a photo journal featuring people, “Who they are, what they do and where they do it”.

Do you have something to say, an event to talk about? An event you would like to have covered? Do it here!

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East Side Story Sock Hop Murder Mystery

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Port St Lucie- On Friday the 13th, Aycock at Tradition and Madison’s Miracles hosted a Sock Hop Murder Mystery benefiting Madison’s Miracles. The doors opened at 5:00 and dinner was served at 6:00 pm. The guests who attended the Sock Hop had the opportunity to work through the clues to solve the mystery. A 50s Costume Contest was judged and awarded at the end of the event. Dr. Brian Moriarty was the Host for the evening.

Proceeds from the fundraiser event benefited the local organization Madison’s Miracles. Madison’s Miracles is a non profit 501 (c) 3 organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth, pregnancy or infant loss. They also assist in funeral or cremation expenses for families that can not afford them. For more information visit…https://www.madisonsmiracles.org.

Madison’s Miracles is a non profit organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth and infant loss.

Aycock At Tradition is located at 12571 SW Tradition Parkway in Port St. Lucie.

Out2martincounty.com is a photo journal featuring people, “Who they are, what they do and where they do it”.

Do you have something to say, an event to talk about? An event you would like to have covered? Do it here!

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“Martin County’s Photo Journal”

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East Side Story Sock Hop Murder Mystery

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Port St Lucie- On Friday the 13th, Aycock at Tradition and Madison’s Miracles hosted a Sock Hop Murder Mystery benefiting Madison’s Miracles. The doors opened at 5:00 and dinner was served at 6:00 pm. The guests who attended the Sock Hop had the opportunity to work through the clues to solve the mystery. A 50s Costume Contest was judged and awarded at the end of the event. Dr. Brian Moriarty was the Host for the evening.

Proceeds from the fundraiser event benefited the local organization Madison’s Miracles. Madison’s Miracles is a non profit 501 (c) 3 organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth, pregnancy or infant loss. They also assist in funeral or cremation expenses for families that can not afford them. For more information visit…https://www.madisonsmiracles.org.

Madison’s Miracles is a non profit organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth and infant loss.

Aycock At Tradition is located at 12571 SW Tradition Parkway in Port St. Lucie.

Out2martincounty.com is a photo journal featuring people, “Who they are, what they do and where they do it”.

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“Martin County’s Photo Journal”

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East Side Story Sock Hop Murder Mystery

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Port St Lucie- On Friday the 13th, Aycock at Tradition and Madison’s Miracles hosted a Sock Hop Murder Mystery benefiting Madison’s Miracles. The doors opened at 5:00 and dinner was served at 6:00 pm. The guests who attended the Sock Hop had the opportunity to work through the clues to solve the mystery. A 50s Costume Contest was judged and awarded at the end of the event. Dr. Brian Moriarty was the Host for the evening.

Proceeds from the fundraiser event benefited the local organization Madison’s Miracles. Madison’s Miracles is a non profit 501 (c) 3 organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth, pregnancy or infant loss. They also assist in funeral or cremation expenses for families that can not afford them. For more information visit…https://www.madisonsmiracles.org.

Madison’s Miracles is a non profit organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth and infant loss.

Aycock At Tradition is located at 12571 SW Tradition Parkway in Port St. Lucie.

Out2martincounty.com is a photo journal featuring people, “Who they are, what they do and where they do it”.

Do you have something to say, an event to talk about? An event you would like to have covered? Do it here!

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“Martin County’s Photo Journal”

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East Side Story Sock Hop Murder Mystery

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Port St Lucie- On Friday the 13th, Aycock at Tradition and Madison’s Miracles hosted a Sock Hop Murder Mystery benefiting Madison’s Miracles. The doors opened at 5:00 and dinner was served at 6:00 pm. The guests who attended the Sock Hop had the opportunity to work through the clues to solve the mystery. A 50s Costume Contest was judged and awarded at the end of the event. Dr. Brian Moriarty was the Host for the evening.

Proceeds from the fundraiser event benefited the local organization Madison’s Miracles. Madison’s Miracles is a non profit 501 (c) 3 organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth, pregnancy or infant loss. They also assist in funeral or cremation expenses for families that can not afford them. For more information visit…https://www.madisonsmiracles.org.

Madison’s Miracles is a non profit organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth and infant loss.

Aycock At Tradition is located at 12571 SW Tradition Parkway in Port St. Lucie.

Out2martincounty.com is a photo journal featuring people, “Who they are, what they do and where they do it”.

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN MARTIN COUNTY REMINDS RESIDENTS AND VISITORS TO AVOID CONTACT WITH ALGAE

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Martin County- The Florida Department of Health in Martin County (DOH) is issuing a

health advisory for the vicinity of St. Lucie Lock and Phipps Park based on water sampling

results from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). DEP conducted

sampling in the area of C44S80 St. Lucie Lock and found the presence of Cyanobacteria,

commonly known as blue-green algae, with an elevated Microcystin toxin level. DOH

recommends residents and visitors to avoid contact with algae.

Exposure to blue-green algae may cause gastrointestinal effects if swallowed and irritation or

rash if touched or inhaled. Swimming in water with blue green algae blooms may cause ear, eye

and skin reactions, and hay fever and flu-like symptoms (including diarrhea)—these reactions

are not common. Children and pets are particularly vulnerable, so keeping them away from the

water during a bloom is especially important.

If you experience acute illness related to an algal bloom, please call the Florida Poison Control Center at 1- 800-222-1222.

For health-related questions, contact the Florida Department of Health in Martin County at 772-221-4090.

To report algae blooms, contact the Florida Department of Environmental Protection at 855-305-3903.

To report fish kills, call the Fish Kill Hotline (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission) at 800-636-0511.

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No SFWMD Property Tax Increase This Year

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South Florida Water Management District Governing Board approved a budget Thursday which assesses residents the same property tax rate as they experienced last year.

In some cases, residents will pay slightly less than they did last year.

This action by the Governing Board marks the eighth consecutive year the SFWMD board has acted to protect taxpayers from increased taxes.

“Taxpayer dollars and water are both precious resources and this Governing Board is committed to managing both,” Governing Board Chairman Federico Fernandez said in a written statement. “By eliminating nonessential costs and limiting administrative overhead, this Governing Board proudly continues its tradition of not raising taxes while achieving flood protection, water supply and environmental restoration.”

The board locked in a “rolled-back” rate reduction that compensates for the increases in property values measured by property appraisers in the District’s 16 counties. This keeps the actual amount of taxes paid by existing property owners the same as last year.

For property owners in the Okeechobee Basin, which includes most of the District’s 16 counties, the Governing Board rolled back the tax rate from $31 per $100,000 of taxable value this year to $29.36 per $100,000 of taxable value next year, a reduction of $1.64 or about 5.3 percent.

For property owners in the Big Cypress Basin which includes Collier and parts of mainland Monroe counties, the Governing Board rolled back the property tax rate from $25.45 per $100,000 of taxable value to $24.40 per $100,000 of taxable value, a reduction of $1.05 or about 4.1 percent.

The property tax revenue collected, along with state and federal funding, will fund an estimated $809 million budget that will pay for programs in the 2018-2019 budgeted fiscal year including these:

Providing flood control and hurricane/storm response
Improving water quality and implementing projects to restore the Everglades
Meeting ongoing water supply and water resource development needs
Administering streamlined regulatory programs
Meeting ongoing debt service payments, with no new additional debt proposed
Managing more than 600,000 acres of SFWMD-owned land to ensure public access and combat the spread of exotic and invasive species.

The Governing Board will finalize its tax assessments and budget during two public hearings in September.

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Port Salerno – 6th Annual Treasure Coast Bonito Blast Fishing Tournament August 18th

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LOCAL FISHING TOURNAMENT SHOWS APPRECIATION FOR THE SACRIFICES MADE BY FLORIDA SOLDIERS WHO SERVED IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN

Now in its 6th year, the Treasure Coast Bonito Blast (TCBB) works with over one hundred Treasure Coast businesses to create an event that brings our community together in appreciation and support of local veterans. The tournament includes $2,500 in prize money, dinners, live music, auction items, and a raffle for a grand prize – a customized TCBB golf cart. What started as a small event has gained popularity over the past five years, becoming the largest one-day tournament on the Treasure Coast. Most importantly, the Bonito Blasts have raised $250,000 for Wounded Veterans Relief Fund (WVRF) https://wvrf.org. WVRF was founded in 2009 to help wounded veterans transition back home in a productive, meaningful way. They provide immediate emergency financial assistance to eligible disabled veterans who have served in the wars and conflicts since 9/11. More than 85% of all funds donated to WVRF go directly toward veteran assistance, earning them GuideStar’s platinum level recognition for performance in serving Flori

da’s veterans. They do what’s needed to help get lives back on track by helping with job training, housing, transportation, past-due bills, child needs, and other ways too numerous to list. “The veterans’ stories are why we do what we do,” said Mike Durkee, Executive Director of WVRF. “When they return home after fighting for our freedom, a new journey begins, often fraught with hardships. We are grateful to the community for their incredible generosity in support of these heroes after all they’ve done for us.” The Bonito Blast Awards Party on Saturday night will include dinner, a silent auction, and music by rising local country star, JessLee. Recently a contestant on NBC’s The Voice, she’s bringing her band and their innovative country-rock style she calls “Punktry” to the Bonito Blast. JessLee is passionate about supporting our veterans and has recently partnered with WVRF. She says, “American Veteran’s choose every day to put their lives in harm’s way to ensure the freedom of our country.” Manatee Island

Bar and Grill will host the Captain’s Meeting, August 17th at 6 pm and the Award Party on August 18th at 5 pm. Tournament Weigh-in will be held on the dock at The Twisted Tuna from 12-3 pm.

Captain Billy Black and Karen Hermanspan are once again organizing volunteer boat captains who are able to host veteran anglers, many of whom have never fished in a tournament before. Treasure coast bonito Blast is a 501c3 event. Contributions are tax deductible. EIN# 46-2993288 TOURNAMENT DETAILS: Entry Fee: $100.00 for 4 anglers BEFORE 8/17 (registration at Captain’s meeting will be $125). $25.00 for each additional angler. Junior anglers (under 12) fish for free, and will be recognized for their catch. Prizes as follows: 1st Prize $1,500.00 2nd Prize $750.00 3rd Prize $250.00 There will be two calcuttas, largest dolphin and largest snapper or grouper. Visit our website for more information or to register: www.TreasureCoastBonitoBlast.com

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Networking to Build Relationships

 

 

Out2News.comArticle by: Yvonne Jones

One of my favorite relationship marketing strategies is networking.

While you may do the bulk of networking offline, keep in mind that there are many opportunities to network online. And by networking online, I mean actually meeting each other in face to face situations, as if you were offline, except that you may be hundreds and even thousands of miles apart.

Social Media allows you to meet people who share your interests. It provides opportunities for you to reach out to influencers and others who you may not have been able to connect with previously.

Facebook and LinkedIn Groups allow you to connect with others as you can introduce yourself and participate in discussions.

You may be thinking that you like face to face connection rather than just speaking with people through writing.

You have many opportunities to do this. For example, Facebook Messenger allows you to make phone calls to just about anywhere in the world. There is a gentleman on my subscriber list in Ghana and he asked me a question through email. We both got on Messenger and I was able to speak with him directly and answer his questions satisfactorily. It did not cost me a dime.

What if you were to expand your thinking and decide that each week you’d reach out to five people and schedule a phone call with at least two of them? That would be a great networking opportunity, wouldn’t it? Of course, you’d need to make sure of your goals and factor in the amount of time you devote to this.

In addition, there are specific Networking Groups online that meet on services like Zoom.us. This service allows you to see each other, speak as a group, and speak directly to each other.

Just as Follow-up is key to networking offline, it’s important to networking online. As you discover commonalities, or you discover that someone is having a challenge, take the time to send them a follow-up note, or make a phone call to demonstrate that you’re interested in connecting further.

By taking advantage of networking opportunities, you provide the space and opportunities to develop the know, like and trust factor, all of which are important to building strong relationships with your network, offline and online.

Yvonne Jones-Business Coach & Mentor. Founder of 50 and Wiser Coaching
www.50andWiserCoaching.com
http://yvonneajones.com

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Goodwill Success Story Saturday: Dorothy

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Dorothy was living in Kentucky when she first learned of her hearing loss 10 years ago. After a routine hearing test, Dorothy was told she would benefit from hearing aids. Citing the high cost as a barrier to obtaining hearing aids, Dorothy did what many people in her situation do, she went without.

After relocating to Palm Beach County, Dorothy attended a workshop at the North County Senior Center led by Gulfstream Goodwill Industries Deaf Services Audiologist Dr. Mike MacKinnon, where she learned about Goodwill’s services.

The North County Senior Center is one of the Palm Beach County facilities regularly visited by Dr. MacKinnon to provide personalized hour-long hearing consultations. During Dorothy’s first visit with Dr. MacKinnon, she described her situation and requested a hearing test, as she noted that changes in her hearing were impacting her ability to communicate with her loved ones. Dorothy reported that she could hear people speaking, but was unable to understand what they were saying.

Dr. MacKinnon recognized this as a common condition for people living with hearing loss — particularly seniors — as he explained the condition to Dorothy.

Presbycusis, the technical term for age-related hearing loss, typically affects the specialized hair cells in the inner ear that are responsible for detecting high frequency sounds. In relation to human speech, this means that Dorothy, along with many other seniors, only detects sounds that fall in a lower frequency range. The softer high-frequency sounds that her ears are no longer able to detect, such as s, t, p and k, give the English language a sense of clarity; they provide a sharpness that helps us distinguish what a person is saying. In their absence, speech becomes dull, giving the hard-of-hearing listeners a perception that the person they are listening to is mumbling.

Dr. MacKinnon educated Dorothy on strategies she could use to become a better communicator. It is often overlooked that hearing aids, while providing much needed access to important speech sounds, do not make a person with hearing loss a better communicator. Some of the strategies she learned to use are: ensuring she can see her communication partners’ lips so her brain can use that visual information to help her hear better and letting others know if they are speaking too rapidly for her to understand.

At the end of her initial visit, Dorothy was given a copy of her test results, which included written handouts with communication strategies, a report detailing her hearing related history, as well as a recommendation that she pursue the use of hearing aids. Although Dorothy’s hearing may have changed throughout the past 10 years, her ability to pay for costly hearing aids had not. Fortunately, her income and age qualified her under a grant to receive hearing aids at no cost. This included the follow-up care needed to ensure she is successful using her new hearing aids.

Dorothy has been fitted with two new hearing aids that have a three-year warranty, ensuring she will not incur costly repair charges. She has attended each follow-up session with her daughter, who reports that participating in the Audiology Program has not only improved her mother’s life, but also the lives of her family, as well.

Dorothy rides to work with her daughter and is able to have conversations in the car. She even reports sometimes being able to hear and understand what people are saying from the other room while at work. She is a now better communicator, with a better understanding of her hearing loss and how it affects her communication. She has also regained the important connection to her environment that sound provides, something those of us who have normal hearing often take for granted.

Gulfstream Goodwill Industries’ Deaf Services Program is fortunate to have the ability to offer quality hearing healthcare to meet the needs of senior citizens in Palm Beach County through generous grants provided by the Palm Beach County Department of Community Services Financially Assisted Agencies program and the Town of Palm Beach United Way.

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PSLAA Announces New Cheerleading Program and Partnership with Special Olympics Florida

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PSLAA is proud to announce a new partnership with Special Olympics Florida – St. Lucie County by serving as a registered training program for cheerleading for athletes ages 8-12. This special needs program is the only of its kind offered locally, and PSLAA is thankful for the opportunity to fill a void. Albert Alicea, PSLAA Board President states, “At PSLAA, we firmly believe that all children should have the ability to participate in activities, regardless of physical or intellectual limitations. We are so happy to be expanding our family.”

Cheerleaders will practice and participate in games and half-times at R.D. McCorkle field, located at 227 NW Irving St, Port St. Lucie. As with all Special Olympics sports training, registration is free to participants. If interested, please register at https://specialolympicsflorida.org/st-lucie/sports. Registration is limited to 10 athletes at this time, but a waiting list will be created.

PSLAA is a recreational youth football and cheerleading program dedicated to training athletes from ages 4-16, with a history of 34 years in our community. For all other registrations or for sponsorship opportunities, please visit PSLAA.com or in person on 7/14 from 9 A.M. to 1:00 PM. PSLAA will be offering a free football and cheerleading conditioning camp from 7/16-7/19 at R.D. McCorkle field from 6-8 P.M. and will also be accepting registrations at that time.

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Building Customer Relationships for Long-Term Success

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Article by: Yvonne A Jones
www.50andWiserCoaching.com

Building relationships with your customers is of utmost importance. Businesses know that their competition will gladly service their customers if they fail to do so correctly.

Customer attraction is rarely an issue because companies, large and small, are well-equipped with sales and marketing strategies to attract new clients and customers.

Failure to build strong relationships with customers is a mistake. Michael Denisoff, Business Consultant; Founder and CEO of Denisoff Consulting Group in Redondo Beach, California noted that all successful small businesses–regardless of what they do or sell–have one thing in common: their owners know how to build and maintain relationships. He continued, “Without strong relationships, it is impossible to have success as a business owner.”

Like any other relationship, building strong relationships with your clients, customers, and your network takes time and work. However, once all of these stakeholders recognize that you’re serious about this and are willing to enhance the value you bring to them, you’ll find that you’ve built a community that will be loyal to you.

If you had a friend and the only time you contacted him or her was when you were in distress and needed his/her help, how long do you believe that friendship would last? Eventually your friend would begin to see you as a ‘user’ who only contacts her when you need help. The same is true for your business.

Following are some important questions to ask yourself, if you are a business owner:

Have I set up a database of my customers with as much information as possible?

Do I have a system in place so that I contact my customers on a regular basis?

Is my system flexible so that I can add notes from conversations I, or any member of my team, have with customers for effective follow-up where necessary?

Do I ask for feedback from my customers so that they feel that they have an active part in the growth and success of my company?

Do I carefully listen to the feedback objectively and seek to implement where necessary?

It’s important to remember that as business owners, we’re often so close to our business regardless of the size and scope, that others can often see what we cannot. In addition, your customers need to be made to feel they are important to your business. The reality is that they are. So by seeking their feedback, listening, and implementing where necessary, you’ll be building and cementing the relationship with your customers.

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IRSC “Admit One: Admissions Workshops”

Extended Through July

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Due to a high level of interest, additional July dates for Indian River State College (IRSC) “Admit One: Admissions Workshop” have been announced. The workshops are scheduled for all five IRSC campuses coinciding with Fall registration, which opens July 9.

The workshops will answer new students’ questions, provide assistance with applying to IRSC, and offer help with completing financial aid forms and to sign up for New Student Orientation. Participants will have an opportunity to win free college gear, enjoy snacks, and meet other new students.

Pre-registration is required and can be done online at www.irsc.edu, “Admit One: Admissions Workshops” dates are:

• Thursday, July 12, 5:30 p.m., All campuses
• Tuesday, July 17, 2 p.m., Main Campus
• Wednesday, July 18, 5:30 p.m., Online and Chastain, Mueller, Dixon Hendry, and Pruitt campuses
• Thursday, July 26, 2 p.m., Main Campus
• Tuesday, July 31, 5:30 p.m., all campuses

The IRSC Main Campus is located at 3209 Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce; the Chastain Campus is located at 2400 S.E. Salerno Road, Stuart; the IRSC Dixon Hendry Campus is located at, 2229 N. W. 9th Avenue, Okeechobee; the IRSC Mueller Campus is located at 6155 College Lane, Vero Beach; and the IRSC Pruitt Campus in St. Lucie West is located at 500 N.W. California Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Virtual Campus online sessions will take place through Virtual GoToMeeting. Instructions for participation in the online session will be sent in advance of the session.

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Misty’s Pals Pet Therapy of the Humane Society of Treasure Coast In Palm City New Pet Therapy Programs Added to Court House & Hospital

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 Palm City-Misty’s Pals the pet therapy arm of the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast in Palm City — is bringing more joy and comfort to even more Martin and St. Lucie county residents with the addition of two new programs.

Misty’s Pals pet therapy volunteers, along with their trained therapy animals, are now making monthly visits to Tradition Medical Center in Port St. Lucie and the Martin County Court System in Stuart.

At Tradition Medical Center, the volunteers are making regular visits to the third floor, where they’ll greet parents, caregivers and children in the pediatrics unit, and the surgical and medical rooms on the fourth and eighth floors. The visits are from 10 to 11:30 a.m. every Wednesday.

At the Court House, Misty’s Pals’ Paws to Empower program is aimed to comfort parents, guardians and children who are involved in dependency court cases. Pet therapy teams visit on the first and third Thursdays and a set Monday of the month. Those visits are from 8:45 a.m.-10 a.m.

“A trained pet therapy animal can help relax both children and adults who are experiencing stress,” said Jessie Clifford, director of humane education of the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast. “Sometimes all it takes is an opportunity to feel the unconditional love of a pet.”

A pet therapy dog provides psychological or physiological therapy to individuals other than their handlers. These dogs have stable temperaments and friendly, easy-going personalities. Typically, they visit hospitals, schools, hospices, nursing homes and more. For more information, call the Jessie Clifford at (772) 486-4168 or visit the website www.hstc1.org.

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Palm City Martin County Police Athletic League Celebrates Grand Opening in a New Location

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Palm City-On Thursday, June 21 the Martin County Sheriff Police Athletic League celebrated their grand opening of MCPAL!

The Sheriff BBQ Team provide the Hamburgers,Hotdogs and refreshments were provided for all the attended. There were demostrations for the Sheriff’s office and the kids have the opportunity to show off

show of their boxing moves the attendees. Martin County P.A.L. is located at 688 SE Monterey Road in Stuart.

The P.A.L boxing program is on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 – 6:30 pm at their new location in Stuart. Cost for enrollment is $35.00. Public is welcome to come and learn about MCPAL and the boxing program.

To contact them call:772-919-2441 or email martincountypal@gmail.com.

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Palm City Martin County Police Athletic League Celebrates Grand Opening in a New Location

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Palm City-On Thursday, June 21 the Martin County Sheriff Police Athletic League celebrated their grand opening of MCPAL!

The Sheriff BBQ Team provide the Hamburgers,Hotdogs and refreshments were provided for all the attended. There were demostrations for the Sheriff’s office and the kids have the opportunity to show off

show of their boxing moves the attendees. Martin County P.A.L. is located at 688 SE Monterey Road in Stuart.

The P.A.L boxing program is on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 – 6:30 pm at their new location in Stuart. Cost for enrollment is $35.00. Public is welcome to come and learn about MCPAL and the boxing program.

To contact them call:772-919-2441 or email martincountypal@gmail.com.

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Palm City Martin County Police Athletic League Celebrates Grand Opening in a New Location

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Palm City-On Thursday, June 21 the Martin County Sheriff Police Athletic League celebrated their grand opening of MCPAL!

The Sheriff BBQ Team provide the Hamburgers,Hotdogs and refreshments were provided for all the attended. There were demostrations for the Sheriff’s office and the kids have the opportunity to show off

show of their boxing moves the attendees. Martin County P.A.L. is located at 688 SE Monterey Road in Stuart.

The P.A.L boxing program is on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 – 6:30 pm at their new location in Stuart. Cost for enrollment is $35.00. Public is welcome to come and learn about MCPAL and the boxing program.

To contact them call:772-919-2441 or email martincountypal@gmail.com.

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Palm City Martin County Police Athletic League Celebrates Grand Opening in a New Location

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Palm City-On Thursday, June 21 the Martin County Sheriff Police Athletic League celebrated their grand opening of MCPAL!

The Sheriff BBQ Team provide the Hamburgers,Hotdogs and refreshments were provided for all the attended. There were demostrations for the Sheriff’s office and the kids have the opportunity to show off

show of their boxing moves the attendees. Martin County P.A.L. is located at 688 SE Monterey Road in Stuart.

The P.A.L boxing program is on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 – 6:30 pm at their new location in Stuart. Cost for enrollment is $35.00. Public is welcome to come and learn about MCPAL and the boxing program.

To contact them call:772-919-2441 or email martincountypal@gmail.com.

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Palm City Martin County Police Athletic League Celebrates Grand Opening in a New Location

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Palm City-On Thursday, June 21 the Martin County Sheriff Police Athletic League celebrated their grand opening of MCPAL!

The Sheriff BBQ Team provide the Hamburgers,Hotdogs and refreshments were provided for all the attended. There were demostrations for the Sheriff’s office and the kids have the opportunity to show off

show of their boxing moves the attendees. Martin County P.A.L. is located at 688 SE Monterey Road in Stuart.

The P.A.L boxing program is on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 – 6:30 pm at their new location in Stuart. Cost for enrollment is $35.00. Public is welcome to come and learn about MCPAL and the boxing program.

To contact them call:772-919-2441 or email martincountypal@gmail.com.

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Palm City Martin County Police Athletic League Celebrates Grand Opening in a New Location

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Palm City-On Thursday, June 21 the Martin County Sheriff Police Athletic League celebrated their grand opening of MCPAL!

The Sheriff BBQ Team provide the Hamburgers,Hotdogs and refreshments were provided for all the attended. There were demostrations for the Sheriff’s office and the kids have the opportunity to show off

show of their boxing moves the attendees. Martin County P.A.L. is located at 688 SE Monterey Road in Stuart.

The P.A.L boxing program is on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 – 6:30 pm at their new location in Stuart. Cost for enrollment is $35.00. Public is welcome to come and learn about MCPAL and the boxing program.

To contact them call:772-919-2441 or email martincountypal@gmail.com.

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Palm City Martin County Police Athletic League Celebrates Grand Opening in a New Location

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Palm City-On Thursday, June 21 the Martin County Sheriff Police Athletic League celebrated their grand opening of MCPAL!

The Sheriff BBQ Team provide the Hamburgers,Hotdogs and refreshments were provided for all the attended. There were demostrations for the Sheriff’s office and the kids have the opportunity to show off

show of their boxing moves the attendees. Martin County P.A.L. is located at 688 SE Monterey Road in Stuart.

The P.A.L boxing program is on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 – 6:30 pm at their new location in Stuart. Cost for enrollment is $35.00. Public is welcome to come and learn about MCPAL and the boxing program.

To contact them call:772-919-2441 or email martincountypal@gmail.com.

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The Harbor Branch Foundation Board of Directors Establishes The Marilyn C. Link Memorial Internship

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In honor of the late Marilyn C. Link whose service to the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation and the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at FAU will be deeply missed, the Board of the Foundation has established the Marilyn C. Link Memorial Internship. Beginning in FY20, the Foundation will annually fund one intern competitively selected with a focus on ocean engineering/technology to participate in HBOI Summer Internship Program.

“Marilyn Link’s career, experience, and care inspired generations of students at FAU and other education organizations,” stated Foundation President & CEO Katha Kissman. “The Foundation Board is pleased to honor Marilyn and her many contributions to both the Foundation and the Institute in this way.

2018 will mark the 45th year hosting outstanding ocean science and engineering students from around the nation, which began when Marilyn was Harbor Branch’s first Managing Director. There are currently 617 “alumni” of this program who have gone forward into distinguished careers in the sciences.

To participate in the 10-week Summer Internship Program at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI) at FAU, the Marilyn Link Intern will be selected through the regular process overseen by HBOI with a focus on ocean engineering/technology, a special interest of Ms. Link. The 2018 Summer Intern Program begins end of May and continues through early August, culminating in public presentations on the work the interns have done with their HBOI mentors at the Annual Harbor Branch Summer Intern Symposium.

Other organizations that fund students through the HBOI Summer Intern Program include the Link Foundation, the Gertrude E. Skelly Charitable Foundation, the Fort Pierce Yacht Club, and Bill and Carol Barrows (the James Pomponi Memorial Internship).

This grant will continue for as long as the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation and the Summer Internship Program at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI) at Florida Atlantic University respectively are in existence. Annual Commitment: $5,000

For more information on the Harbor Branch Summer Internship Program: http://www.fau.edu/hboi/education/internship.php.

For more information about the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation, please contact Katha Kissman, President & CEO, at 772-466-9876, ext 2 or kkissman@hboifoundation.org.

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SOUTHEAST FLORIDA HONOR FLIGHT PLANS SUMMIT ON TENTH ANNIVERSARY

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Board and volunteers to discuss future of honoring local WWII, Korean & Vietnam War veterans.

Stuart, FL (June 21, 2018) The Board of Directors of Southeast Florida Honor Flight is hosting the 1st Mini-Summit for interested volunteers who want to play a role in the future of the organization’s mission: To fly America’s war veterans to Washington, DC to visit and reflect at the memorials built to honor their service and sacrifices. The first event of its kind will be held on Saturday, June 23rd at the Kane Center in Stuart, FL.

The 100% volunteer organization is one of 133 chapters in 46 states that make up the National Honor Flight Network. Honor Flight was originally conceived in 2005 to bring WWII veterans to see their memorial which wasn’t built until 2004. Since its establishment as a chapter in 2008, Southeast Florida Honor Flight has lovingly taken 2,213 WWII veterans to Washington, DC for a day of honor. For several years, all four scheduled flights per year were filled only with WWII veterans. However, with the inevitable tide of time, WWII veterans, who are in the 90’s age range, are becoming fewer and fewer. Southeast Florida Honor Flight also began flying and honoring Korean War veterans in April 2016. These veterans of “The Forgotten War” find they are appreciated, thanked and definitely not forgotten after experiencing an Honor Flight. To date, the organization has flown 479 Korean War veterans to Washington, DC. And soon, most likely in 2019, Vietnam War veterans will begin being honored on the one-day trip.

Even though each chapter is independently run, the leadership from all states meet in Baltimore each year in February for the National Honor Flight Summit to discuss best practices on everything it takes to get these flights in the air: fundraising strategies, mission logistics, media relations and veteran/guardian coordination. Southeast Florida Honor Flight decided to bring the Summit back to their own hub in the same spirit of sharing ideas for process improvement and collaboration in this first-ever “Mini-Summit”.

This Mini-Summit also marks the celebration of “A Decade Serving Those Who Served” with Southeast Florida Honor Flight’s 10-year anniversary this year. The Southeast Florida group was established in 2008, taking their first WWII veterans to Washington, DC in 2009. Chairman Todd Tucker, who oversees the organization’s operations, said, “We wanted to bring the camaraderie of the Summit here for our hard-working volunteers. Even though we have developed a well-oiled machine, we don’t want to get complacent. And it’s important to ensure those making it happen have a voice for the future of this organization.”

And that future includes a long-range, earnest hub goal of honoring the Vietnam War veterans. As author David Goldstein stated in the introduction of The Vietnam War, “The Vietnam War was arguably the most traumatic experience for the United States in the twentieth century. That is indeed a grim distinction in a span that included two world wars, the assassinations of two presidents and the resignation of another, the Great Depression, the Cold War, racial unrest, and the drug and crime waves.” These veterans carry unique scars, many still healing, from not only combat in Vietnam but also the social and political combat they faced upon returning home. Chairman Tucker promises that, “Great care will be taken to ensure we honor them the right way while giving them the support they need. We owe them nothing short of our best!”

The Mini-Summit hosts are proud to welcome guest speaker Colonel John A. Islin, US Army helicopter and fixed wing pilot who participated in the April 2018 Honor Flight. He served an impressive 20-year military career including commanding two operations at Binh Gia, Vietnam (’64-’65) and Cambodia (’70-’71) as part of the 1st Cavalry Division. Mr. Islin will help guide the organization in the transition to honoring Vietnam War veterans.

Southeast Florida Honor Flight encourages area veterans of WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War to submit their application to take their Honor Flight which can be found under the Veterans tab at www.honorflightsefl.org. The application can be filled out online or printed and mailed to the organization. All instructions are included in the application.

Each current Southeast Florida Honor Flight agenda in Washington, DC includes visits to the U.S. Marine Memorial (Iwo Jima), the Air Force Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery for the Changing of the Guard Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the World War II Memorial and the Korean War Memorial. Upcoming Southeast Florida Honor Flight dates are September 1st and October 13th. The public is invited and encouraged to attend “Operation Homecoming” at Palm Beach International Airport the evening of each of these Honor Flights to help give the veterans a star-spangled welcome home.

Honor Flight is a not for profit, 501c3 organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for their service and sacrifices by flying them to Washington, DC to visit and reflect at their memorials. All funds raised for Honor Flight ensure every veteran flies absolutely free. Southeast Florida Honor Flight is based in Stuart, FL and serves Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, Okeechobee and Palm Beach Counties. For more information, to get involved or donate , please visit: www.honorflightsefl.org, or www.facebook.com/honorflight or call 1-855-359-2838.\

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Waste Management of Florida Ready for 2018 Hurricane Season

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Bagster® Service Available for On-Demand Hurricane Debris
Removal and Disposal

TREASURE COAST-It’s the type of service you rarely think about until it’s truly needed. Much like electricity for your home or gasoline in your vehicle, most Florida residents may take their garbage or recycling collection for granted under ordinary daily circumstances.
“Following a powerful hurricane, one of the most essential needs for a community to begin recovery is the reliable return of its most vital services,” said Dawn McCormick, Community Affairs Director for Waste Management Inc. of Florida. “That’s why we spend a lot of time in the weeks and months prior to the start of hurricane season focusing within our company on annual hurricane preparation and recovery planning.”
The company also issues public advisories to residents and businesses about storm preparation. This information includes:
NOW:
• Trim your trees, hedges and other landscaping now. Do not wait for the approach of a major storm.
• Clean out your garage and storage areas at home now and donate your unneeded items or discard them. Do not wait for the approach of a major storm.
AT LEAST THREE DAYS BEFORE THE APPROACH OF A MAJOR STORM:
• Secure garbage and recycling containers. Place empty containers in a secure location away from open spaces.
• Stop all yard maintenance and tree trimming activities when there is a named storm with a predicted Florida landfall.
• Bundle and tie down all loose trash such as tree limbs, wood planks or building and roof tiles. Place these materials in a location where debris cannot become hazardous to homes and automobiles in high winds.
• Waste Management will continue to collect household garbage and recycling materials in the neighborhoods it serves according to designated schedules until a hurricane warning is issued.

AFTER THE STORM:
• After the storm passes, separate normal household garbage such as food refuse, diapers and regular household waste from storm debris caused by high winds, hail and rain. Storm debris including tree limbs, carpet and padding, aluminum and wood fencing, and household appliances should be placed curbside in a separate pile or piles.
• Separating normal household waste from storm debris will allow Waste Management employees to collect your household garbage more quickly and safely, and help prevent odors and safety hazards that would be created by mixing your household garbage with storm debris. The separation is also necessary to allow Waste Management to collect normal household waste and to permit other firms to collect storm debris in accordance with arrangements made by local municipalities and/or the County with contractors independent from Waste Management.
• Waste Management will restart curbside garbage and recycling collection of normal household waste on the streets that are passable upon approval from law enforcement and municipal officials. The company will expand its routes to additional areas as more streets become clear of debris and other impediments.
“After a hurricane or significant storm blows through a community, there are few more welcome signs of things getting back to normal than seeing our people doing their jobs,” said McCormick. “Once public safety is restored, the rapid recovery of a town or city begins with the startup of routine services. While contractors from other companies are contracted to pick up storm debris, Waste Management focuses on restoring regular household collection from the curbside.”
Also available in Waste Management’s mix of hurricane preparedness and recovery services is the Bagster® bag. An innovation in waste removal, Bagster is ideal in situations where there is a need to discard more debris than can fit in a typical bin or garbage receptacle, but not enough to require a dumpster. Available at local home improvement stores, Bagster bags are strong enough to hold 3,300 pounds of severe storm and hurricane debris items, such as tree stumps, large tree limbs, roofing shingles, full sheets of plywood and sheetrock.
“Our value to a community is not always apparent unless collection stops,” added McCormick. “Doing everything we can to prepare before, and return to service after a crisis, is what being a good community partner is all about.”
ABOUT WASTE MANAGEMENT
Waste Management, based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. It is also a leading developer, operator and owner of landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. The company’s customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America. To learn more information about Waste Management visit www.wm.com or www.thinkgreen.com.

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Downtown Stuart Streetscape Project 2018

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Downtown Stuart Streetscape Improvement Project

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The Downtown Stuart Streetscape Improvement Project is a four-month, $500,000 project that will update Downtown Stuart’s primary streets for the first time since the 1980’s. It will correct problems with drainage and pavement damage caused by tree roots. It will also replace damaged and dying trees with fresh landscaping, increase parking on Flagler Avenue, and create a raised crosswalk and seating area on Osceola Street. The two streets will also be resurfaced and road and parking striping will be repainted.

The contractor, West Construction, is authorized to work from dawn to dusk, to keep the construction schedule on track. Construction runs from May 21 to August 31, but the entire area will not be under construction all at once.

Work will be completed this summer in four phases:

Phase 2 (Osceola Street) – July 9, 2018 – August 19, 2018

Phase 3 (Resurfacing and Restriping) – August 20, 2018 – August 24, 2018

Phase 4 (Crosswalks) – August 27, 2018 – August 31, 2018

Questions? For construction related questions call Marc Rogolino, Capital Projects Coordinator, City of Stuart at 772-221-4700. For other project questions call Stuart Main Street Director, Thondra Lanese at 772-286-2848 or email info@StuartMainStreet.org. You can also attend one of our summer information meetings:

DBA Promotional Meeting – 2nd Wednesday of every month at 8:30 a.m. at The Gafford

DBA Board Meeting – 4th Wednesday of every month at 8:30 a.m. at Stuart City Hall

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IRSC ‘Second Chance GED Project’
Awarded Dollar General Literacy Foundation Grant

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In Photo: Raheem Brown receives his diploma at the Indian River State College Adult Education Graduation held this May. Brown served as the student marshal at the ceremony and was a Dollar General Grant recipient. He is also a National Honor recipient, Laura Foster Scholarship recipient and is currently enrolled this summer for college courses at IRSC.

FORT PIERCE – Indian River State College was awarded a $5,000 grant by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to support the “Second Chance GED Project.” This local grant award is part of more than $8.3 million in grants awarded to more than 1,000 schools, nonprofits, and organizations across the 44 states that Dollar General serves. This is the second year the IRSC program has been recognized with a Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant.

The IRSC Second Chance GED Project provides vouchers to students with a demonstrated financial hardship to cover the cost of taking the GED exam. Through the program, students who successfully complete Adult Education requirements and document a financial hardship, are eligible to receive three vouchers to pay for three sections of the exam.

“We are so delighted to again receive this support from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, to assist students in paying for up to 75 percent of the actual cost of the GED Exam,” shares Donna Sizemore, Adult Secondary Education Department Chair. “These funds have the potential to make a significant impact in advancing our students’ opportunities for success with their education, their personal lives, and in the workplace.”

“We are honored to fund literacy and education initiatives, which support our mission of Serving Others,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO. “The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2018 and a legacy of helping people improve their lives through literacy and education. Including this grant, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has provided more than $154 million in funding to help more than 10 million people. We believe these programs can have a positive impact on the communities we serve and we look forward to continuing to partner with organizations dedicated to making a difference in the lives of millions of Americans.”

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $154 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 10 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.

For more information on IRS Adult Education and GED programs, visit aecp.irsc.edu/gedreg-prep or call 772-462-7401.

About Indian River State College
Indian River State College is a public, comprehensive college with a statewide and national reputation for excellence. Located in Florida’s Treasure Coast region, each of the College’s five campuses provide unparalleled educational environments for those residing in St. Lucie, Martin, Indian River, and Okeechobee counties. IRSC serves approximately 30,000 students annually and offers more than 100 programs leading to Bachelor’s Degrees, Associate Degrees, Technical Certificates and Applied Technology Diplomas. For more information on IRSC, visit www.irsc.edu
About the Dollar General Literacy Foundation
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education. Since 1993, the Foundation has awarded more than $154 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 10 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy, a general education diploma or English proficiency. To learn more about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, visit www.dgliteracy.org.

About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for more than 75 years. Dollar General helps shoppers save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, housewares and seasonal items at everyday low prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 14,609 stores in 44 states as of March 2, 2018. In addition to high-quality, private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted brands such as Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg’s, General Mills, and PepsiCo.

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Women’s Power Lunch Cocktail Power Hour

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Jensen Beach – On June 8, 2018 A Friday Night Cocktail Power Hour was hosted by the Women’s Power Lunch at The Dolphin Bar. Guys and Gals for our MAY 2018 Cocktail Power Hour.

Their was casual networking over Happy Hour priced cocktails and appetizers were available also. For more information about the Women’s Power Lunch go to their website at www.womenspowerlunch.biz.

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Women’s Power Lunch Cocktail Power Hour

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Jensen Beach – On June 8, 2018 A Friday Night Cocktail Power Hour was hosted by the Women’s Power Lunch at The Dolphin Bar. Guys and Gals for our MAY 2018 Cocktail Power Hour.

Their was casual networking over Happy Hour priced cocktails and appetizers were available also. For more information about the Women’s Power Lunch go to their website at www.womenspowerlunch.biz.

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Women’s Power Lunch Cocktail Power Hour

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Jensen Beach – On June 8, 2018 A Friday Night Cocktail Power Hour was hosted by the Women’s Power Lunch at The Dolphin Bar. Guys and Gals for our MAY 2018 Cocktail Power Hour.

Their was casual networking over Happy Hour priced cocktails and appetizers were available also. For more information about the Women’s Power Lunch go to their website at www.womenspowerlunch.biz.

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Women’s Power Lunch Cocktail Power Hour

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Jensen Beach – On June 8, 2018 A Friday Night Cocktail Power Hour was hosted by the Women’s Power Lunch at The Dolphin Bar. Guys and Gals for our MAY 2018 Cocktail Power Hour.

Their was casual networking over Happy Hour priced cocktails and appetizers were available also. For more information about the Women’s Power Lunch go to their website at www.womenspowerlunch.biz.

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Women’s Power Lunch Cocktail Power Hour

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Jensen Beach – On June 8, 2018 A Friday Night Cocktail Power Hour was hosted by the Women’s Power Lunch at The Dolphin Bar. Guys and Gals for our MAY 2018 Cocktail Power Hour.

Their was casual networking over Happy Hour priced cocktails and appetizers were available also. For more information about the Women’s Power Lunch go to their website at www.womenspowerlunch.biz.

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Women’s Power Lunch Cocktail Power Hour

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Jensen Beach – On June 8, 2018 A Friday Night Cocktail Power Hour was hosted by the Women’s Power Lunch at The Dolphin Bar. Guys and Gals for our MAY 2018 Cocktail Power Hour.

Their was casual networking over Happy Hour priced cocktails and appetizers were available also. For more information about the Women’s Power Lunch go to their website at www.womenspowerlunch.biz.

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Women’s Power Lunch Cocktail Power Hour

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Jensen Beach – On June 8, 2018 A Friday Night Cocktail Power Hour was hosted by the Women’s Power Lunch at The Dolphin Bar. Guys and Gals for our MAY 2018 Cocktail Power Hour.

Their was casual networking over Happy Hour priced cocktails and appetizers were available also. For more information about the Women’s Power Lunch go to their website at www.womenspowerlunch.biz.

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Women’s Power Lunch Cocktail Power Hour

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Jensen Beach – On June 8, 2018 A Friday Night Cocktail Power Hour was hosted by the Women’s Power Lunch at The Dolphin Bar. Guys and Gals for our MAY 2018 Cocktail Power Hour.

Their was casual networking over Happy Hour priced cocktails and appetizers were available also. For more information about the Women’s Power Lunch go to their website at www.womenspowerlunch.biz.

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Women’s Power Lunch Cocktail Power Hour

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Jensen Beach – On June 8, 2018 A Friday Night Cocktail Power Hour was hosted by the Women’s Power Lunch at The Dolphin Bar. Guys and Gals for our MAY 2018 Cocktail Power Hour.

Their was casual networking over Happy Hour priced cocktails and appetizers were available also. For more information about the Women’s Power Lunch go to their website at www.womenspowerlunch.biz.

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Women’s Power Lunch Cocktail Power Hour

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Jensen Beach – On June 8, 2018 A Friday Night Cocktail Power Hour was hosted by the Women’s Power Lunch at The Dolphin Bar. Guys and Gals for our MAY 2018 Cocktail Power Hour.

Their was casual networking over Happy Hour priced cocktails and appetizers were available also. For more information about the Women’s Power Lunch go to their website at www.womenspowerlunch.biz.

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Women’s Power Lunch Cocktail Power Hour

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Jensen Beach – On June 8, 2018 A Friday Night Cocktail Power Hour was hosted by the Women’s Power Lunch at The Dolphin Bar. Guys and Gals for our MAY 2018 Cocktail Power Hour.

Their was casual networking over Happy Hour priced cocktails and appetizers were available also. For more information about the Women’s Power Lunch go to their website at www.womenspowerlunch.biz.

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Women’s Power Lunch Cocktail Power Hour

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Jensen Beach – On June 8, 2018 A Friday Night Cocktail Power Hour was hosted by the Women’s Power Lunch at The Dolphin Bar. Guys and Gals for our MAY 2018 Cocktail Power Hour.

Their was casual networking over Happy Hour priced cocktails and appetizers were available also. For more information about the Women’s Power Lunch go to their website at www.womenspowerlunch.biz.

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Protect Summer Fun and Forget the Fertilizer

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To protect the water that we love for swimming and fishing, Martin County has an ordinance in place that restricts the application of lawn fertilizer from June 1-September 30. Beginning June 1, fertilizers containing phosphorus and nitrogen are banned. In fact, phosphorus is banned year-round, unless you have a soil or plant tissue test showing a phosphorus deficiency. Adhering to the summertime application ban is one way our citizens can be part of the solution to protect our water resources – one lawn at a time.

Martin County’s fertilizer restrictions aim to reduce the amount of harmful nutrients entering local water bodies, a crucial step toward improving and maintaining water quality. Nutrients-primarily nitrogen and phosphorus-are key ingredients in lawn fertilizer. When it rains, fertilizer can wash into nearby storm drains and canals that empty into the St. Lucie River and contribute to the growth of algae blooms. Once in our waterways, excess fertilizers fuel algae blooms that block sunlight from reaching seagrasses, rob the water of oxygen and threaten underwater life.

The ordinance applies to anyone – personal or professional – landscaping in unincorporated Martin County. The fertilizer ordinance includes exceptions for agriculture, golf courses and athletic fields.

A list of summer safe yard products and tips on creating a Florida-friendly yard can be found on the website http://befloridiannow.org/. For more information on Martin County’s fertilizer ordinance, visit www.martin.fl.us/Fertilizer.

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Summer Programs Offer “Something for Everyone” at Golden Gate Center for Enrichment

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STUART- House of Hope’s landmark program, the Golden Gate Center for Enrichment, has published the summer schedule of expanded offerings now available to the community at no cost. The new summer programming aims to provide something for everyone with unique educational activities for families and individuals wishing to beat the heat while enhancing their education, earning potential, financial stability and/or goals for better health.

House of Hope CEO, Rob Ranieri, shares, “we continue to look for diverse and relevant programming to impact the community in improving the health and wellbeing of individuals and families. We are fortunate to have so many great partnerships sharing their resources at the Golden Gate Center for Enrichment.”

In operation for less than a year, The Center has provided over 1,200 episodes of service to more than 400 participants of all ages. In addition to the normal calendar of programs and services offered year-round such as the computer lab, library services, career coaching, health and nutrition programs and support groups, The Center is proud to add family activities for the summer such as:

· Book Club for Kids

· Free Movie Night series

· Hands-on “Gardening for Healthy Families” workshops

· 2018 Summer Reading Program

Seniors are invited to register for new classes including:

· Medicare Savings Program and Extra Help in Florida

· Preventing Falls

· Positive Thinking: When Life Gives You Lemons

· Battling the Aging Brain

Opportunities for teens and adults include:

· “Ask a Nurse” women’s health screenings and consultations

· “We Know Money” financial literacy workshops

· English for Speakers of Other Languages

· Various health screenings, immunizations and consultations

· Support groups such as smoking cessation, men’s LGBTQ, and sexual abuse survivors
To view the calendar of offerings and register for programs, visit GoldenGateCenterMC.org or contact Kasey Jacobs, Golden Gate Center for Enrichment site coordinator at (772)286-4673 x 1600.

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Young Literary Leader Awards

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In Photo: The 2018 Young Literary Leaders Award winners:  Clockwise from top left – Luke Reyburn and Addison Monaco, Jensen Beach Elementary; Eva Sanchez and Charles Woodward, Seawind Elementary; Aidan Flores and Sara Kautz, Felix A. Williams Elementary; Yojana Mendoza and Luis Perez-Moreno, Warfield Elementary; Camryn Bruno and Gerald Garner, Pinewood Elementary; Alyxia Garza and Jared Baer, Port Salerno Elementary.  Not pictured – Micaela Cristoforo and Zachary Rekowski, Bessey Creek Elementary; Jaime Garcia and Bryar Stoney, Citrus Grove Elementary; Emilee Ault and Jacob Tremblay, Crystal Lake Elementary; Chase Burr and Areon Dames, Hobe Sound Elementary; Lexie Laverty and Nico Rocha, J.D. Parker Elementary; Vivian McCollough and Reis Elenbass Smith, Palm City Elementary.  

Martin County, May 31, 2018 – The Library Foundation of Martin County (LFMC) presented 24 young readers from Martin County’s 12 public elementary schools with Young Literary Leaders Awards during the final weeks of the school term.

The awards are presented to a fifth-grade girl and boy in each school in recognition of their exceptional reading achievements and love of learning. The award goes to fourth graders in Warfield Elementary as fifth graders in Indiantown attend the middle school.

In addition to a Literary Leaders certificate, the students received a $50 gift card for Barnes & Noble bookstore.

“Giving out these awards is one of my favorite things,” said Michael Kenny, LFMC executive director. “With all the distractions and entertainment options kids have today, it is terrific to see these young people embrace a love of books and reading.”

The 2018 Young Literary Award winners are Micaela Cristoforo and Zachary Rekowski, Bessey Creek Elementary; Jaime Garcia and Bryar Stoney, Citrus Grove Elementary; Emilee Ault and Jacob Tremblay, Crystal Lake Elementary; Aidan Flores and Sara Kautz, Felix A. Williams Elementary; Chase Burr and Areon Dames, Hobe Sound Elementary; Lexie Laverty and Nico Rocha, J.D. Parker Elementary; Luke Reyburn and Addison Monaco, Jensen Beach Elementary; Vivian McCollough and Reis Elenbass Smith, Palm City Elementary; Camryn Bruno and Gerald Garner, Pinewood Elementary; Alyxia Garza and Jared Baer, Port Salerno Elementary; Eva Sanchez and Charles Woodward, Seawind Elementary; and Yojana Mendoza and Luis Perez-Moreno, Warfield Elementary.

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Bacteria Advisory: Roosevelt Bridge, Sandsprit Park, Leighton Park and Stuart Sandbar

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An advisory is now in effect for the waters near Sandsprit Park, Leighton Park and the Stuart Sandbar. Results from samples taken on Thursday show higher than normal levels of enteric bacteria. The Roosevelt Bridge has been under advisory since May 25.

Enteric bacteria inhabit the intestinal tract of humans and animals and their presence in recreational waters is an indication of fecal pollution. The presence of these bacteria may come from storm water runoff, pets, wildlife and human sewage.

Potential health risks for those who ingest or come in contact with the water include upset stomach, diarrhea, eye irritation and skin rashes.

The advisory will remain in effect until results show consistent readings in the good range. The areas will be tested again on Monday, June 4.

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has been notified of the rise in bacteria levels for review and follow-up.

The Florida Department of Health in Martin County conducts weekly water sampling at four sites along the St. Lucie River including the Roosevelt Bridge, Sandsprit Park, Leighton Park and the Stuart Sandbar.

Martin County beach sites are sampled every other week.

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Poor Seniors May Be More Vulnerable to Dementia

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Article By: Steven Reinberg-HealthDay Reporter

Being poor later in life may boost the risk of dementia by 50 percent, new research suggests.

“Our study confirms that the risk of dementia is reduced among well-off older people compared with those who have fewer economic resources,” said lead researcher Dorina Cadar.

“Public health strategies for dementia prevention should target socioeconomic gaps to reduce health disparities and protect those who are particularly disadvantaged,” Cadar added.

She’s a research associate at University College London’s department of behavioral science and health.

Many factors could be involved in the findings, including differences in lifestyle and overall health. Also, affluent people have greater social and cultural opportunities that allow them to remain actively engaged with the world, Cadar explained.

And the study did not prove that poverty directly causes dementia risk to rise, just that there’s an association.

Dr. Sam Gandy, director of the Mount Sinai Center for Cognitive Health and NFL Neurological Care in New York City, said it’s possible that one sign of dementia is losing control over your finances.

“Poor financial management may be an early sign of dementia, such that financial resources are depleted late in life,” he suggested.

“This may also be a manifestation of executive thinking dysfunction, such as paying bills multiple times, or poor judgment and vulnerability to scam artists,” Gandy said.

But Gandy also agreed that financial status may be a stand-in for a poorly managed diet and lifestyle, both of which are linked to the risk for dementia.

Cadar said that in “an English, nationally representative sample, the incidence of dementia appeared to be socioeconomically patterned, primarily by the level of wealth.”

In the study, she and her colleagues collected data on more than 6,200 men and women aged 65 and older.

Seven percent developed dementia in the 12 years between 2002-2003 and 2014-2015.

The risk of dementia was 50 percent higher among the poorest, compared with the richest people, the researchers found.

This finding was independent of level of education, amount of deprivation and overall health factors.

Rebecca Edelmayer is director of scientific engagement at the Alzheimer’s Association. She said, “This paper adds credence to the growing list of evidence suggesting that access to good health care and the ability to make healthy lifestyle decisions can really impact our risk of developing dementia.”

The report was published online May 16 in the journal JAMA Psychiatry.

More information

Visit the Alzheimer’s Association for more on dementia.

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Mimi McCallum’s Art Reflection

Out2martincounty.comThrough my art I aspire to capture moments in time that relate to memories that touch our hearts. I aspire to create images of objects, places and figures with pleasing shapes and energetic color.

My “people stories” are paintings including figure in them. This is a subject I enjoy painting. My people are All People and an experience we can share. The “At the Beach” series provides glimpses of sensual and relaxing times that are the beach. The beach offers a refuge from the routine and mundane. The figures enjoy the warm sun, the wind blowing their hair, umbrellas, towels, sand in their toes and the beauty of the ocean.

Contact: Mimi McCallum at 772-334-3492… Cell No. 772-341-1021… Fax No. 863-983-5484

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NEW OUTREACH CENTER SERVING LOCAL FOSTER FAMILIES TO BE A COMMUNITY “HUB” FOR PLACE OF HOPE TREASURE COAST

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Harris L. Weinstein left a legacy to provide hope and a brighter future for local foster children. Through Place of Hope’s newest building, The Harris L. Weinstein Outreach Center, his legacy continues.

Hobe Sound, FL – May 2018 – A once overgrown acre of land will soon be a place to train and license foster families. On June 8, Place of Hope will celebrate its highly anticipated Treasure Coast outreach center with a ground breaking ceremony. In January 2015 Place of Hope expanded its traditional foster care program from Palm Beach County to the four county circuit – Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee.

“Through a gracious gift from the C. Kenneth & Laura Baxter Foundation in memory of Harris L. Weinstein, we were able to purchase the land. With the support of the community and state legislators, we have been able to raise the majority of the costs to build. We still have a small funding gap, but we are confident when these doors open we will be debt free.” states Founding CEO Charles L. Bender, III.

The new facility will offer a co-shared workspace with a coffee shop/lounge retail concept, a large meeting room for local business functions and trainings, as well as serve as the main hub for community outreach and foster family trainings. “It will be where residents and local businesses can have a meeting, catch up on emails and have a good cup of coffee in a welcoming environment – all while supporting the mission of Place of Hope.” Business Development & Community Relations Jamie Bond.

“Through love and faith, Place of Hope ensures that children have the security, nurturing and guidance that they deserve. It is inspiring to see how our community is responding to children in need, giving hope for their bright future.” – MaryLynn Magar, State Representative

Capital Naming opportunities are available. Contact Jamie Bond at 561-775-7195 or jamieb@placeofhope.com to learn more.

Since expanding into the Treasure Coast, Place of Hope has cared for 209 children, licensed 80 foster families and witnessed 21 of those foster families become forever families through adoption. Place of Hope is a unique, faith-based, state-licensed children’s organization providing family-style foster care (emergency and long-term); family outreach and intervention; maternity care; safety for victims of domestic minor sex trafficking; transitional housing and support services for youth aging out of foster care; housing and support services for homeless families; foster care recruitment and support; hope and healing opportunities for children and families who have been traumatized by abuse and neglect through our region.

To attend the ceremony, RSVP to Jamie Bond at jamieb@placeofhope.com or call 561-775-7195. The ground breaking will take place at 9:00AM at the NW Corner of Adonis & Dixie Highway in Downtown Hobe Sound.

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Martin Youth LEADERship Graduates its 21st Class!

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Stuart, FL– On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 39 students of this year’s Martin Youth LEADERship Program participated in their ninth and final session of the 2017-18 school year.

Martin Youth LEADERship Program Chair Diana Bruton kicked off the session at Treasure Health in Stuart. She introduced Craig Perry and Deborah Kotrady, who each gave an overview of the support services and volunteer opportunities at Treasure Health. Students then gave their own presentations through their Capstone Projects. Student groups tackled diverse community problems, gave Power Point Presentations and participated in a peer-to-peer question and answer sessions. Their session ended with MYL’s version of Jeopardy. Topics covered categories derived from the previous eight program sessions. The fierce competition was a creative way of giving students a “final exam” for all that they had learned this year.

The day continued with a luncheon and Graduation ceremony at Stuart Yacht & Country Club. Keynote speaker, the Honorable Steven J. Levin of the 19th Judicial Circuit Court, gave inspiring advice to students which resonated soundly with both the parents and students in the audience.

Class 21 is made up of students from all four of Martin County’s public high schools, as well as The Pine School. Congratulations to the following young leaders:

Hope Ali                                Jordan Ashley                             Daniel Ballinger
William Baratta                   Dalton Berner                             Jasmine Bonilla
Clara Boyer                          Ella Burgener                              Randi Cass
Noah Chaban                       Nicholas Ciampi                         Cole Darrow
Emily Derrenbacker           Hunter DeSantis                        Maria DiEgidio
Amanda Dill                         Kylie Eaker                                 Jeremey Galinis
Zachary Galinis                   Maggie Gilheney                        Dominique Jadusingh
Marley Johnson                  Kaeli Ladwig                               Lauren Langley
Miranda Melians                 Tyler Melton                               Isabella Moore
Lily Orazi                              Eric “Jimmy” Peterson             Caitlin Reams
Kate Ross                             Jonathon Rubin                          Elizabeth Russell
Allison Sanchez                  Nichole Shakoor                          Sheila Sleigh
Addison Textor                   Dyllan Thomas                            Jack Ungerland

The program would not be possible without the support of our many Sponsors, particularly: LEADERship Martin County Alumni, the Martin County School District and the Stuart/Martin Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, the program’s success is due to the dedication of a Planning Committee, which meetings monthly to organize the sessions.

The Martin Youth LEADERship Program for high school students is concluding its 21st year. The group is continually striving to better serve the students that have made application, and been accepted into the program. The current Martin Youth LEADERship program is an opportunity for local high school sophomores and juniors to develop and enhance their leadership skills. Students must apply and only a maximum of 40 are selected to participate in this comprehensive nine-month program that is modeled after LEADERship Martin County. Upon completion, these young Leaders have learned about their community including history, government, business, arts and culture, criminal justice and the environment. Class members are given a rare opportunity to reach their highest leadership potential through leadership enhancing activities. .

For more information about Martin Youth LEADERship, and how you might become a sponsor, donor, advisory board member or obtain a student application, please go to: http://www.leadershipmcalumni.com/youth-leadership/, or contact Jeanne Dunn at MartinYouthLeadership@gmail.com or at (772) 486-4695.

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Local Law Enforcement Participates in Community Support Program Addressing Poverty

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STUART – Local agencies have partnered to bring the renowned “Bridges Out of Poverty” community support program to Martin County. This multifaceted model actively involves the public, law enforcement, social service agencies and their clients to participate in learning the effect that poverty has on the entire community and provide a better understanding of how to help people move out of poverty. Hosted by House of Hope and funded by the Martin County Community Foundation’s Francis Langford Fund, the Law Enforcement Training segment of the Bridges Out of Poverty program took place May 11 at the City of Stuart Police Department.

The law enforcement element of the training stems from Jodi Pfarr’s industry-standard book, Tactical Communication, which guides first responders to better utilize communication skills to control the scene, stay safe, and garner cooperation and respect with the people they encounter from all socio-economic backgrounds. The workshop is tailored to help first responders understand the driving forces in poverty in order to be more effective on each call and receive fewer complaints. Having local law enforcement eager to learn from this course is a critical component to the effectiveness of the program overall given their daily interaction with the community and various situations they are tasked with managing.

Staff from City of Stuart Police, Martin County Sheriff’s Office, and House of Hope participated in a daylong session facilitated by Gary Rudick. The 35-year veteran of law enforcement informs “This isn’t a hug-a-thug program, instead it serves to create better communication and understanding between police officers and members of the community. [This training] can help officers create a better perception and reputation which helps to build trust. Everything works better when everyone trusts and works together.”

City of Stuart Chief of Police, David Dyess states “The training will prove to be extremely helpful to the officers when working with the public. Communication is the key to every successful law enforcement officer, and the Bridges out of Poverty course certainly provides officers tools to enhance our skills with all citizens of the community.”

President and CEO of the Martin County Community Foundation, Elizabeth Barbella adds “Our local experts identified this investment as essential to enhancing the way organizations and first responders, including law enforcement, interact with and empower those who are struggling to overcome poverty and hunger to achieve stability and self-sufficiency. We salute House of Hope for taking a leadership role in guiding this game changing work for our community and applaud our local law enforcement community for embracing this valuable opportunity.”

Other components of the Bridges Out of Poverty curriculum have been underway since early this year including a series of poverty simulations which invited the general public to participate. Local leaders and influencers who were in attendance consistently reported that the experience was enlightening and important as it has inspired a different outlook and concern for the community around them. House of Hope will soon be rolling out the client portion of the training, “Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin’ By World” which is a facilitated program to help individuals build their own personal plan to get out of poverty and create sustainability. The objective is to provide an all-inclusive learning program that will benefit the individual and the community.

To learn more about the project and upcoming opportunities to participate, visit hohmartin.org.

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INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE NAMED TOP TEN NATIONAL FINALIST FOR 2019 ASPEN PRIZE FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGE EXCELLENCE

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FORT PIERCE – Indian River State College (IRSC) was named today as a top-ten national finalist for the prestigious Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges. This marks the third time IRSC has been selected as a top ten finalist. In 2017, the College advanced to the Aspen Prize Top 3 as a Finalist with Distinction.

“The selection of Indian River State College as a three-time Aspen Prize Top 10 Community College is a tremendous honor recognizing the exceptional commitment to student success and results achieved by our college’s faculty, staff and administration,” said Dr. Edwin R. Massey, IRSC President. “Advancing to the final round of this competition for the third consecutive time brings increased national attention to our college and community, and more importantly, validates our drive to continuously improve for our students. IRSC’s sustained excellence is a credit to our people — students, employees, and community partners — who strive every day to be the best college in America. This honor is truly theirs.”

IRSC was selected from more than 1,000 state and community colleges following a rigorous review of data, strategies and outcomes related to student learning, degree and certificate completion, high rates of graduate employment, earnings for graduates, and exceptional access and success for minority and low-income students.

“Congratulations to Indian River State College for being named as one of 10 finalists for the coveted 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence,” said Florida College System Chancellor Madeline Pumariega. “This outstanding recognition is a testament of the dedication and commitment to excellence of the College faculty, staff and students, as well as Florida’s collective priority on student success.”

“With the nearest alternatives at least 60 miles away, Indian River State College is the only public higher education option for many of its students, and it delivers what they need whether their immediate goal is workforce preparation or earning a bachelor’s degree,” said Joshua Wyner, Executive Director of the Aspen
Institute’s College Excellence Program in Washington, D.C. “IRSC has achieved strong results by engaging in scaled reforms in multiple areas – from training everyone on customer service to ensuring that graduates have the skills they need for a job and have a clear map of the courses that they need to get to their chosen career. The College’s consistent drive to improve translates into what matters most: strong and improving levels of student success.”

According to the Aspen Institute, Indian River State College stands out as one of the nation’s top community colleges for many reasons, including:
• Impressive three-year graduation/transfer rates for all students (49 percent as compared to 40 percent nationally).
• IRSC offers 17 bachelor’s degrees in its world-class facilities, all aligned to high-demand jobs in the region.
• Exemplary work in developing clear programs of study that help students successfully complete classes and graduate, strengthened by intensive advising, progress tracking, and early interventions that keep students on track all the way to graduation.

Additional factors underscore IRSC’s commitment to student success:
• During the 2017-2018 academic year, IRSC’s graduating class—3,951 students—was the largest in the College’s 58-year history;
• 94% of IRSC graduates find employment or continue their education, typically earning more than twice the average entry wage in the four-county area; and
• IRSC is designated as the 3rd Most Affordable College in the U.S. by the Department of Education, with no tuition increase in six years.

The Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence is awarded every two years.. In April 2019, the $1 million Prize purse will be awarded at an event in Washington, D.C., to the winner, two or three finalists-with-distinction, and a “Rising Star” that has achieved exceptional levels of improvement. The 2019 Aspen Prize is generously funded by the Joyce Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, and the Siemens Foundation.

Three Florida colleges—Indian River State College, Broward College, and Miami Dade College—are among the 2019 finalists. The 2019 Aspen Prize Finalists, listed in alphabetical order are:

• Alamo Colleges District – Palo Alto College – San Antonio, TX
• Broward College – Fort Lauderdale, FL
• CUNY Kingsborough Community College – Brooklyn, NY
• Indian River State College – Fort Pierce, FL
• Miami Dade College – Miami, FL
• Mitchell Technical Institute – Mitchell, SD
• Odessa College – Odessa, TX
• Pasadena City College – Pasadena, CA
• Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom – Lakewood, WA
• San Jacinto College – Pasadena, TX

Indian River State College is a public, comprehensive college serving Florida’s Treasure Coast with campuses in Fort Pierce, Okeechobee, Port St. Lucie, Stuart and Vero Beach. IRSC has earned a statewide and national reputation for quality, innovation and responsiveness to community needs, inspiring more than 30,000 people to enroll in courses, training and enrichment each year. Every aspect of IRSC is focused on student success with small classes, personalized guidance, convenient campuses and online programs. IRSC is ranked as the 3rd Most Affordable College in the country by the U.S. Department of Education, and in recognition of its strong commitment to student success, was named a Top-Ten Nationalist Finalist for the prestigious Aspen Award in 2015 and 2017, a Top-Three Aspen Award Finalist with Distinction in 2017, and an Achieving the Dream Leader College in 2017. For more information, visit www.irsc.edu.

The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program aims to advance higher education practices, policies, and leadership that significantly improve student outcomes. Through the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the Siemens-Aspen Community College STEM Award, and other initiatives, the College Excellence Program works to improve colleges’ understanding and capacity to teach and graduate students, especially the growing population of low-income and minority students on American campuses. For more information, visit http://highered.aspeninstitute.org/.

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute is based in Washington, DC; Aspen, Colorado; and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It also has offices in New York City and an international network of partners. For more information, visit www.aspeninstitute.org.

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CLARK ADVANCED LEARNING CENTER STUDENTS GRADUATE WITH HEAD START ON COLLEGE AND CAREERS

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STUART – Ninety-four high school seniors will graduate from Clark Advanced Learning Center Saturday, May 26, with a head start on college, expertise in the latest technology, and with real-world experience gained through more than 11,000 hours of service learning and community engagement. The Graduation Ceremony takes place on Saturday, May 26 at 10 a.m. at the Jensen Beach High School Wellness Center/Gymnasium at 2875 Northwest Goldenrod Road in Jensen Beach.

Clark Advanced Learning Center—a public charter high school for sophomores, juniors and seniors—is among the top-scoring Treasure Coast schools based on Florida’s school grading system and among the top 20 high schools in all of Florida. Clark has been designated a Grade “A” school by the State of Florida for nine consecutive years and is recognized as a High-Performing Charter School and a School of Excellence for 2017-2018 by the Florida Department of Education.

Conveniently located at the Chastain Campus of Indian River State College in Stuart and organized in partnership with the Martin County School District, Clark students can take full advantage of the resources of a college campus and earn tuition-free college credits through dual enrollment with the College. As a result, many Clark students graduate with their high school diploma and a year or more of college completed. This year, 67 percent of the senior class (63 students) have earned Associate degrees from IRSC, enabling them to continue their studies as juniors at the college or university level. Twenty-eight Clark graduates have elected to attend IRSC in the fall with college credits already in hand.

Collectively, Clark seniors earned over $160,000 in local college scholarships and over $489,000 in Bright Futures Scholarships and many seniors received local, state, and national honors and recognition.

Brian Barral and Jordan Poe will be honored as co-valedictorians. Barral will attend University of Florida, majoring in Biochemistry, and Poe will attend the University of Florida, majoring in Health Sciences. The salutatorian is Gwenyth Altman. Altman will attend University of Florida, majoring in Criminology. All three honorees will graduate with their Associate in Arts Degree along with their high school diploma.

Timothy Webster, a graduate of the Clark Class of 2012, will give the Commencement address. Webster studied Business Management at Indian River State College, before studying Graphic Design at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida, from where he earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree and several awards for his portfolio work. Webster is currently the graphic designer at the Foundation for Economic Education in Savannah, Georgia.

Congratulatory remarks will be extended by Dr. Christina T. Hart, IRSC Vice President of Enrollment & Student Services and Dr. Ginger L. Featherstone, Deputy Superintendent of the Martin County School District.

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Albert Wilson Donates Books to Devereux CBC

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Port St. Lucie – It’s not all football all the time with Albert Wilson, the Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver who recently signed with the Miami Dolphins. This spring, it’s about books, literacy and child abuse prevention.

That’s because Wilson, a St. Lucie County native wants to give back to the community that helped shape the man he is today.

His Albert Wilson Foundation —established in 2016 to help provide opportunities to children in foster care – closed the books on its third annual football skills camp earlier this month. The camp is open and free to all children in the community, but spots are always held open for children in foster care.

“He grew up here, he was in foster care here, so he was going to make sure any kid in foster care who wanted to play ball with him had that opportunity,” said foundation director Jamaal May.

Wilson also feels strongly that all children should have access to books, May said. That’s why the foundation collaborated with Great Expressions Dental Care during the month of April for a book drive.

“We are grateful for all who were able to participate,” May said. The ability to donate books to encourage our youth to read, grow their vocabulary, and present stories that are everlasting is very rewarding to The Albert Wilson Foundation.”

About 150 new books were donated May 5 to Devereux CBC, which oversees the foster-care system in Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie counties.

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SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS VICKI DAVIS ANNOUNCED THE RESULTS OF THIS YEAR’S SCHOOL OUTREACH PROGRAMS

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Stuart – On Tuesday, May 8th at the Martin County Board of Commission office Vicki Davis Supervisor of Elections announced the results of the Middle
school-Chick-fil-A poster contest and High School art contest.Each year the Supervisor of Elections sponsors a Middle School-Chick-fil-A poster contest and High School art contes
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SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS VICKI DAVIS ANNOUNCED THE RESULTS OF THIS YEAR’S SCHOOL OUTREACH PROGRAMS

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Stuart – On Tuesday, May 8th at the Martin County Board of Commission office Vicki Davis Supervisor of Elections announced the results of the Middle
school-Chick-fil-A poster contest and High School art contest.Each year the Supervisor of Elections sponsors a Middle School-Chick-fil-A poster contest and High School art contes
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SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS VICKI DAVIS ANNOUNCED THE RESULTS OF THIS YEAR’S SCHOOL OUTREACH PROGRAMS

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Stuart – On Tuesday, May 8th at the Martin County Board of Commission office Vicki Davis Supervisor of Elections announced the results of the Middle
school-Chick-fil-A poster contest and High School art contest.Each year the Supervisor of Elections sponsors a Middle School-Chick-fil-A poster contest and High School art contes
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Women’s Power Lunch Cocktail Power Hour

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Jensen Beach – On May 11, 2018 A Friday Night Cocktail Power Hour was hosted by the Women’s Power Lunch at The Dolphin Bar. Guys and Gals for our MAY 2018 Cocktail Power Hour.

Their was casual networking over Happy Hour priced cocktails and appetizers were available also. For more information about the Women’s Power Lunch go to their website at www.womenspowerlunch.biz.

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Women’s Power Lunch Cocktail Power Hour

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Jensen Beach – On May 11, 2018 A Friday Night Cocktail Power Hour was hosted by the Women’s Power Lunch at The Dolphin Bar. Guys and Gals for our MAY 2018 Cocktail Power Hour.

Their was casual networking over Happy Hour priced cocktails and appetizers were available also. For more information about the Women’s Power Lunch go to their website at www.womenspowerlunch.biz.

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Women’s Power Lunch Cocktail Power Hour

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Jensen Beach – On May 11, 2018 A Friday Night Cocktail Power Hour was hosted by the Women’s Power Lunch at The Dolphin Bar. Guys and Gals for our MAY 2018 Cocktail Power Hour.

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Women’s Power Lunch Cocktail Power Hour

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Jensen Beach – On May 11, 2018 A Friday Night Cocktail Power Hour was hosted by the Women’s Power Lunch at The Dolphin Bar. Guys and Gals for our MAY 2018 Cocktail Power Hour.

Their was casual networking over Happy Hour priced cocktails and appetizers were available also. For more information about the Women’s Power Lunch go to their website at www.womenspowerlunch.biz.

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Women’s Power Lunch Cocktail Power Hour

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SFWMD Completes Restoration of Historic Loxahatchee River Dams

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Jupiter – Today the South Florida Water Management District’s (SFWMD) Water Resources Analysis Coalition received a detailed presentation about the recently completed restoration of two historic dams on the Loxahatchee River in northern Palm Beach County.

The dams, first built in the 1930s by local families, control and regulate upstream flow stages of the Northwest Fork of the river, the state’s first designated “wild and scenic” river. The dams also maintain the hydrology of the riverine floodplain ecosystem. Modeling has shown that without the two dams in place, the upstream water levels would be about 1.5 feet lower, draining the freshwater swamp and encouraging saltwater intrusion.

“One of SFWMD’s primary missions is the protection of natural systems and these dam renovations are crucial to ensuring the future of the Loxahatchee River,” said Governing Board Vice Chair Melanie Peterson, a Palm Beach County resident and former member of the Loxahatchee River Management Coordinating Council. “These dams are not only living parts of Palm Beach County’s history, but they are essential to protecting the cypress swamp floodplain that makes the Loxahatchee so unique.”

In February of 2017, the SFWMD Governing Board approved $2.5 million worth of restoration work to the two historic dams. Restoration work began in March 2017 and was completed in January, approximately six months ahead of schedule. The work was originally not expected to be completed until July 2018 but the contractor worked through last summer’s wet season to speed up the completion and bring the restoration benefits to Palm Beach County residents sooner.

The repairs, which came after extensive public input and thorough review, minimize any impact to the river’s natural resources and preserve the historical integrity of the dams. Areas of the dam that have decayed were repaired and soil under and around the dams were stabilized to reduce seepage.

“I wanted to specifically thank the water management district for how they approached this project,” said Albrey Arrington, Executive Director of the Loxahatchee River District. “They engaged the community at multiple levels and really sought genuine input from the community on how to restructure this important facility.”

In addition to protecting the unique river ecosystem of the Loxahatchee River, the dam restoration work also included reconstructing the canoe and kayak portages to improve recreational access for all users.

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Martin County’s Rio CRA Designated as an Opportunity Zone

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Governor Scott recently designated the Rio Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) as one of 245 Opportunity Zones in the State of Florida. Part of a new federal program established by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Opportunity Zones are designed to strengthen economically struggling communities by encouraging long-term private investment.

“Martin County is extremely fortunate to receive the designation of an Opportunity Zone by Governor Scott and we’re very excited about what it will bring to Rio and the CRA,” said Commissioner Doug Smith. Smith continued, “Rio has the potential to expand upon its’ already wonderful quality of life that the residents have worked for so many years to enhance and protect.”

“The Rio Community Redevelopment Plan provides the vision and development standards necessary to create a vibrant, livable community,” said Assistant County Administrator George Stokus. He added that “significant investments in sewer, water and roadway improvements in Rio are helping create a town center for this historic community, which is now ready for enhanced growth and opportunity.”

To learn more about Governor Scott’s announcement, visit http://bit.ly/FLOppZone. For information on Martin County’s seven CRA neighborhoods, visit https://www.martin.fl.us/CRA. To stay up-to-date on other County news, follow us on Twitter @MartinCountygovFacebook at https://www.facebook.com/MartinCountyBoardofCountyCommissioners/.

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UF/IFAS Extension Martin County Summer Best Management Practices Workshops

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UF/IFAS Extension Martin County, in partnership with the Martin County Parks and Recreation Department and the City of Stuart, will be offering a series of workshops this summer for municipal and industry professionals. The program, Protecting Florida’s Resources Best Management Practices Summer Series, provides municipal and industry professionals with training in Florida-Friendly Landscaping Best Management Practices and related topics applicable to their work. CEU’s will be offered for most sessions. Classes are held each Tuesday, June 5 through July 17, from 12:30 p.m. til 2:45 p.m. A full schedule of topics and presenters is available on the Eventbrite registration page at the link below.

Most classes are held at Indian Riverside Park, 1707 NE Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. The July 3rd class, focusing on playground safety, will be held at Jensen Beach Elementary.

Municipal Employees – Registration not required
Industry Professional – Advance registration required via Eventbrite; $20 per day
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For more information, contact UF/IFAS Extension Martin County at (772) 288-5654.

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Celebrating Bartending Fundraiser for Stamp Out Hunger 2018

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Palm City – On Tuesday, May 1, 2018 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Manero’s Restaurant in Palm City a fundraiser for House of Hope enjoyed a fun evening of cocktails, raffle prizeds & lots of conversations.

Local volunteer bartenders from the area included; Hilary McKeich, Jill Marasa at 5:00 pm. Melissa Zolla, Scott Moore at 6:00 pm. Commissioner Ed Ciampi and Stacy Ranieri at 7:00 pm. This year the 26th annual Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive iso on Saturday, May 12, 2018.

Letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers, who participate in the NALC Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive — the largest one-day food drive in the nation. Carriers collect non-perishable food donations left by mailboxes and in post offices and deliver them to local community food banks, pantries and shelters. To donate, just place a box or can of non-perishable food next to your mailbox before your letter carrier delivers mail on the second Saturday in May. The carrier will do the rest. The food is sorted, and delivered to an area food bank or pantry, where it is available for needy families.

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Palm City – On Tuesday, May 1, 2018 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Manero’s Restaurant in Palm City a fundraiser for House of Hope enjoyed a fun evening of cocktails, raffle prizeds & lots of conversations.

Local volunteer bartenders from the area included – Hilary McKeich, Jill Marasa at 5:00 pm. Melissa Zolla, Scott Moore at 6:00 pm. Commissioner Ed Ciampi and Stacy Ranieri at 7:00 pm. This year the 26th annual Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive iso on Saturday, May 12, 2018.

Letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers, who participate in the NALC Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive — the largest one-day food drive in the nation. Carriers collect non-perishable food donations left by mailboxes and in post offices and deliver them to local community food banks, pantries and shelters. To donate, just place a box or can of non-perishable food next to your mailbox before your letter carrier delivers mail on the second Saturday in May. The carrier will do the rest. The food is sorted, and delivered to an area food bank or pantry, where it is available for needy families.

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Palm City – On Tuesday, May 1, 2018 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Manero’s Restaurant in Palm City a fundraiser for House of Hope enjoyed a fun evening of cocktails, raffle prizeds & lots of conversations.

Local volunteer bartenders from the area included – Hilary McKeich, Jill Marasa at 5:00 pm. Melissa Zolla, Scott Moore at 6:00 pm. Commissioner Ed Ciampi and Stacy Ranieri at 7:00 pm. This year the 26th annual Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive iso on Saturday, May 12, 2018.

Letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers, who participate in the NALC Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive — the largest one-day food drive in the nation. Carriers collect non-perishable food donations left by mailboxes and in post offices and deliver them to local community food banks, pantries and shelters. To donate, just place a box or can of non-perishable food next to your mailbox before your letter carrier delivers mail on the second Saturday in May. The carrier will do the rest. The food is sorted, and delivered to an area food bank or pantry, where it is available for needy families.

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Celebrating Bartending Fundraiser for Stamp Out Hunger 2018

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Palm City – On Tuesday, May 1, 2018 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Manero’s Restaurant in Palm City a fundraiser for House of Hope enjoyed a fun evening of cocktails, raffle prizeds & lots of conversations.

Local volunteer bartenders from the area included; Hilary McKeich, Jill Marasa at 5:00 pm. Melissa Zolla, Scott Moore at 6:00 pm. Commissioner Ed Ciampi and Stacy Ranieri at 7:00 pm. This year the 26th annual Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive iso on Saturday, May 12, 2018.

Letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers, who participate in the NALC Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive — the largest one-day food drive in the nation. Carriers collect non-perishable food donations left by mailboxes and in post offices and deliver them to local community food banks, pantries and shelters. To donate, just place a box or can of non-perishable food next to your mailbox before your letter carrier delivers mail on the second Saturday in May. The carrier will do the rest. The food is sorted, and delivered to an area food bank or pantry, where it is available for needy families.

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Celebrating Bartending Fundraiser for Stamp Out Hunger 2018

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Palm City – On Tuesday, May 1, 2018 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Manero’s Restaurant in Palm City a fundraiser for House of Hope enjoyed a fun evening of cocktails, raffle prizeds & lots of conversations.

Local volunteer bartenders from the area included; Hilary McKeich, Jill Marasa at 5:00 pm. Melissa Zolla, Scott Moore at 6:00 pm. Commissioner Ed Ciampi and Stacy Ranieri at 7:00 pm. This year the 26th annual Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive iso on Saturday, May 12, 2018.

Letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers, who participate in the NALC Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive — the largest one-day food drive in the nation. Carriers collect non-perishable food donations left by mailboxes and in post offices and deliver them to local community food banks, pantries and shelters. To donate, just place a box or can of non-perishable food next to your mailbox before your letter carrier delivers mail on the second Saturday in May. The carrier will do the rest. The food is sorted, and delivered to an area food bank or pantry, where it is available for needy families.

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Celebrating Bartending Fundraiser for Stamp Out Hunger 2018

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Palm City – On Tuesday, May 1, 2018 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Manero’s Restaurant in Palm City a fundraiser for House of Hope enjoyed a fun evening of cocktails, raffle prizeds & lots of conversations.

Local volunteer bartenders from the area included; Hilary McKeich, Jill Marasa at 5:00 pm. Melissa Zolla, Scott Moore at 6:00 pm. Commissioner Ed Ciampi and Stacy Ranieri at 7:00 pm. This year the 26th annual Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive iso on Saturday, May 12, 2018.

Letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers, who participate in the NALC Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive — the largest one-day food drive in the nation. Carriers collect non-perishable food donations left by mailboxes and in post offices and deliver them to local community food banks, pantries and shelters. To donate, just place a box or can of non-perishable food next to your mailbox before your letter carrier delivers mail on the second Saturday in May. The carrier will do the rest. The food is sorted, and delivered to an area food bank or pantry, where it is available for needy families.

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Celebrating Bartending Fundraiser for Stamp Out Hunger 2018

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Palm City – On Tuesday, May 1, 2018 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Manero’s Restaurant in Palm City a fundraiser for House of Hope enjoyed a fun evening of cocktails, raffle prizeds & lots of conversations.

Local volunteer bartenders from the area included; Hilary McKeich, Jill Marasa at 5:00 pm. Melissa Zolla, Scott Moore at 6:00 pm. Commissioner Ed Ciampi and Stacy Ranieri at 7:00 pm. This year the 26th annual Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive iso on Saturday, May 12, 2018.

Letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers, who participate in the NALC Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive — the largest one-day food drive in the nation. Carriers collect non-perishable food donations left by mailboxes and in post offices and deliver them to local community food banks, pantries and shelters. To donate, just place a box or can of non-perishable food next to your mailbox before your letter carrier delivers mail on the second Saturday in May. The carrier will do the rest. The food is sorted, and delivered to an area food bank or pantry, where it is available for needy families.

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Celebrating Bartending Fundraiser for Stamp Out Hunger 2018

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Palm City – On Tuesday, May 1, 2018 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Manero’s Restaurant in Palm City a fundraiser for House of Hope enjoyed a fun evening of cocktails, raffle prizeds & lots of conversations.

Local volunteer bartenders from the area included; Hilary McKeich, Jill Marasa at 5:00 pm. Melissa Zolla, Scott Moore at 6:00 pm. Commissioner Ed Ciampi and Stacy Ranieri at 7:00 pm. This year the 26th annual Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive iso on Saturday, May 12, 2018.

Letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers, who participate in the NALC Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive — the largest one-day food drive in the nation. Carriers collect non-perishable food donations left by mailboxes and in post offices and deliver them to local community food banks, pantries and shelters. To donate, just place a box or can of non-perishable food next to your mailbox before your letter carrier delivers mail on the second Saturday in May. The carrier will do the rest. The food is sorted, and delivered to an area food bank or pantry, where it is available for needy families.

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County Celebrates our Area’s Colorful History During Historic Preservation Month

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Martin County Commission Chairman Edward Ciampi presenting Historic Preservation Month proclamation to Douette Pryce, Chair of the Martin County Historic Preservation Board.

Stuart – At their meeting this morning, the Martin County Board of County Commissioners presented a proclamation declaring May as Historic Preservation Month in Martin County. “In issuing this proclamation, we recognize the important role that historic preservation plays in our lives in Martin County,” said Board Chairman and District Five Commissioner Ed Ciampi. “The events that have been planned for this very special month are a great way for our community to celebrate the people and places that have made Martin County so unique.”

This year marks the Martin County Historic Preservation Board’s (HPB) tenth year of coordinating Historic Preservation Month events on behalf of the commission. According to HPB member, Joette Lorion Rice, who has been there for all of them, “It was the board’s hope, when we launched the first celebration a decade ago, that public education about our historic treasures would help a preservation ethic take root in Martin County. The 2018 Schedule of Events, that lists more 36 events by a diversity of groups, is proof that a preservation ethic has, indeed, taken root.”

The festivities will kick off on Tuesday, May 1 at 5 p.m. at the Stuart Heritage Museum, housed in the historic Stuart Feed Store (1901), where preservationists will gather to celebrate the beginning of Historic Preservation Month. Two other highlights of the month include: a plaque dedication at All Saints’ Episcopal Church (1898) on May 13 to commemorate placing Martin County’s oldest church on the Martin County Register of Historic Landmarks, and a reception at the Mansion at Tuckahoe on May 17 to present the Preservationist of the Year Award to Julie Preast.

The Captain Sewall House (circa 1889) will be open each Wednesday with historian Sandra Thurlow on hand to tell its story on May 2, and Bruce and Barbara Osborn appearing in period costume as Captain and Mrs. Sewall each week. There will also be tours of the Mansion at Tuckahoe offered each Wednesday. Open houses will be held at the Apollo School (1924), Martin County’s only surviving two-room schoolhouse; the Salerno Colored School (circa 1930), Martin County’s only surviving one-room schoolhouse; the Audubon House; the Environmental Studies Center; the House of Refuge (1876), Martin County’s oldest structure; and All Saints’ Episcopal Church (1899). There will be an open house at the Golden Gate Building (1925) with a lecture on Preserving the Golden Gate Building by Julie Preast and Saadia Tsaftarides that will culminate with a plaque unveiling to commemorate the building’s placement on the National Register of Historic Places.

Other lectures on Martin County’s rich history include: Dr. Porter of Stuart, John Wilkes Booth and the President Lincoln Conspirators by local historian Alice Luckhardt, and The History of Salerno and Its Commercial Fishing Village by John Hennessee. The historic Lyric Theatre (1926) will also offer a lecture by its Executive Director, Kia Fontaine, on Preserving the Lyric for Stuart Heritage’s monthly meeting.

The historic Art Deco style Martin County Court House (1937) Cultural Center will open its doors as well, by hosting a Sunset Concert, the Marvin S. Cone 32nd Annual Juried Art Show, Cultural Conversations about Edith Wharton and a panel discussion on Historic Buildings Repurposed by the Arts Community.

Other activities include: a Remembrance and Re-Dedication Ceremony at the Hobe Sound Allen Temple Cemetery, a National World War I Centennial Memorial Tree Dedication and a Dedication Ceremony for the sailfish statues that have been placed around the city. On May 12, Stuart Main Street, in partnership with the Stuart Heritage Museum, will host Stuart Heritage Day featuring a tour of vintage locations with an emphasis on Seminole Street.

According to Douette Pryce, Chair of the Martin County Historic Preservation Board, “Historic Preservation Month is a great way to celebrate the rich history that contributes to our sense of place here in Martin County. Our board invites Martin County residents to join us as we commemorate this very special month along with the rest of the country.”

For more information or a detailed Schedule of Events, call 772-221-1329 or visit www.martin.fl.us/historicpreservation.

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2018 Top Chef Martin County

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Stuart – The Top Chef Martin County 2018 to benefit House of Hope was Saturday, April 29th at St. Joseph Family Center. The sizzling battle started with five amateur chefs and five surprise baskets of ingredients found in House of Hope’s pantries and nutrition gardens. The competitors had 45 minutes to transform those ingredients into a decadent dish to prove their culinary skills were worthy of the coveted distinction as Top Chef! A selected panel of local notables and professional chefs critiqued the cuisine. The contest took place in the art kitchen at St. Joseph’s Family Center. Guests enjoyed gourmet tasting stations from area restaurants, two free drink tickets, fabulous raffle prizes, music, dancing. The 170 attendees raised over $23,000 for House of Hope during the event.The Chefs were cheered on during the spirited battle!

For more information about Molly’s House visit MollysHouse.org or call 772-223-6659.

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Stuart – The Top Chef Martin County 2018 to benefit House of Hope was Saturday, April 29th at St. Joseph Family Center. The sizzling battle started with five amateur chefs and five surprise baskets of ingredients found in House of Hope’s pantries and nutrition gardens. The competitors had 45 minutes to transform those ingredients into a decadent dish to prove their culinary skills were worthy of the coveted distinction as Top Chef! A selected panel of local notables and professional chefs critiqued the cuisine. The contest took place in the art kitchen at St. Joseph’s Family Center. Guests enjoyed gourmet tasting stations from area restaurants, two free drink tickets, fabulous raffle prizes, music, dancing. The 170 attendees raised over $23,000 for House of Hope during the event.The Chefs were cheered on during the spirited battle!

For more information about Molly’s House visit MollysHouse.org or call 772-223-6659.

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2018 Top Chef Martin County

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Stuart – The Top Chef Martin County 2018 to benefit House of Hope was Saturday, April 29th at St. Joseph Family Center. The sizzling battle started with five amateur chefs and five surprise baskets of ingredients found in House of Hope’s pantries and nutrition gardens. The competitors had 45 minutes to transform those ingredients into a decadent dish to prove their culinary skills were worthy of the coveted distinction as Top Chef! A selected panel of local notables and professional chefs critiqued the cuisine. The contest took place in the art kitchen at St. Joseph’s Family Center. Guests enjoyed gourmet tasting stations from area restaurants, two free drink tickets, fabulous raffle prizes, music, dancing. The 170 attendees raised over $23,000 for House of Hope during the event.The Chefs were cheered on during the spirited battle!

For more information about Molly’s House visit MollysHouse.org or call 772-223-6659.

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2018 Top Chef Martin County

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Stuart – The Top Chef Martin County 2018 to benefit House of Hope was Saturday, April 29th at St. Joseph Family Center. The sizzling battle started with five amateur chefs and five surprise baskets of ingredients found in House of Hope’s pantries and nutrition gardens. The competitors had 45 minutes to transform those ingredients into a decadent dish to prove their culinary skills were worthy of the coveted distinction as Top Chef! A selected panel of local notables and professional chefs critiqued the cuisine. The contest took place in the art kitchen at St. Joseph’s Family Center. Guests enjoyed gourmet tasting stations from area restaurants, two free drink tickets, fabulous raffle prizes, music, dancing. The 170 attendees raised over $23,000 for House of Hope during the event.The Chefs were cheered on during the spirited battle!

For more information about Molly’s House visit MollysHouse.org or call 772-223-6659.

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2018 Top Chef Martin County

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Stuart – The Top Chef Martin County 2018 to benefit House of Hope was Saturday, April 29th at St. Joseph Family Center. The sizzling battle started with five amateur chefs and five surprise baskets of ingredients found in House of Hope’s pantries and nutrition gardens. The competitors had 45 minutes to transform those ingredients into a decadent dish to prove their culinary skills were worthy of the coveted distinction as Top Chef! A selected panel of local notables and professional chefs critiqued the cuisine. The contest took place in the art kitchen at St. Joseph’s Family Center. Guests enjoyed gourmet tasting stations from area restaurants, two free drink tickets, fabulous raffle prizes, music, dancing. The 170 attendees raised over $23,000 for House of Hope during the event.The Chefs were cheered on during the spirited battle!

For more information about Molly’s House visit MollysHouse.org or call 772-223-6659.

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2018 Top Chef Martin County

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Stuart – The Top Chef Martin County 2018 to benefit House of Hope was Saturday, April 29th at St. Joseph Family Center. The sizzling battle started with five amateur chefs and five surprise baskets of ingredients found in House of Hope’s pantries and nutrition gardens. The competitors had 45 minutes to transform those ingredients into a decadent dish to prove their culinary skills were worthy of the coveted distinction as Top Chef! A selected panel of local notables and professional chefs critiqued the cuisine. The contest took place in the art kitchen at St. Joseph’s Family Center. Guests enjoyed gourmet tasting stations from area restaurants, two free drink tickets, fabulous raffle prizes, music, dancing. The 170 attendees raised over $23,000 for House of Hope during the event.The Chefs were cheered on during the spirited battle!

For more information about Molly’s House visit MollysHouse.org or call 772-223-6659.

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2018 Top Chef Martin County

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Stuart – The Top Chef Martin County 2018 to benefit House of Hope was Saturday, April 29th at St. Joseph Family Center. The sizzling battle started with five amateur chefs and five surprise baskets of ingredients found in House of Hope’s pantries and nutrition gardens. The competitors had 45 minutes to transform those ingredients into a decadent dish to prove their culinary skills were worthy of the coveted distinction as Top Chef! A selected panel of local notables and professional chefs critiqued the cuisine. The contest took place in the art kitchen at St. Joseph’s Family Center. Guests enjoyed gourmet tasting stations from area restaurants, two free drink tickets, fabulous raffle prizes, music, dancing. The 170 attendees raised over $23,000 for House of Hope during the event.The Chefs were cheered on during the spirited battle!

For more information about Molly’s House visit MollysHouse.org or call 772-223-6659.

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2018 Top Chef Martin County

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Stuart – The Top Chef Martin County 2018 to benefit House of Hope was Saturday, April 29th at St. Joseph Family Center. The sizzling battle started with five amateur chefs and five surprise baskets of ingredients found in House of Hope’s pantries and nutrition gardens. The competitors had 45 minutes to transform those ingredients into a decadent dish to prove their culinary skills were worthy of the coveted distinction as Top Chef! A selected panel of local notables and professional chefs critiqued the cuisine. The contest took place in the art kitchen at St. Joseph’s Family Center. Guests enjoyed gourmet tasting stations from area restaurants, two free drink tickets, fabulous raffle prizes, music, dancing. The 170 attendees raised over $23,000 for House of Hope during the event.The Chefs were cheered on during the spirited battle!

For more information about Molly’s House visit MollysHouse.org or call 772-223-6659.

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2018 Top Chef Martin County

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Stuart – The Top Chef Martin County 2018 to benefit House of Hope was Saturday, April 29th at St. Joseph Family Center. The sizzling battle started with five amateur chefs and five surprise baskets of ingredients found in House of Hope’s pantries and nutrition gardens. The competitors had 45 minutes to transform those ingredients into a decadent dish to prove their culinary skills were worthy of the coveted distinction as Top Chef! A selected panel of local notables and professional chefs critiqued the cuisine. The contest took place in the art kitchen at St. Joseph’s Family Center. Guests enjoyed gourmet tasting stations from area restaurants, two free drink tickets, fabulous raffle prizes, music, dancing. The 170 attendees raised over $23,000 for House of Hope during the event.The Chefs were cheered on during the spirited battle!

For more information about Molly’s House visit MollysHouse.org or call 772-223-6659.

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2018 Top Chef Martin County

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Stuart – The Top Chef Martin County 2018 to benefit House of Hope was Saturday, April 29th at St. Joseph Family Center. The sizzling battle started with five amateur chefs and five surprise baskets of ingredients found in House of Hope’s pantries and nutrition gardens. The competitors had 45 minutes to transform those ingredients into a decadent dish to prove their culinary skills were worthy of the coveted distinction as Top Chef! A selected panel of local notables and professional chefs critiqued the cuisine. The contest took place in the art kitchen at St. Joseph’s Family Center. Guests enjoyed gourmet tasting stations from area restaurants, two free drink tickets, fabulous raffle prizes, music, dancing. The 170 attendees raised over $23,000 for House of Hope during the event.The Chefs were cheered on during the spirited battle!

For more information about Molly’s House visit MollysHouse.org or call 772-223-6659.

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2018 Top Chef Martin County

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Stuart – The Top Chef Martin County 2018 to benefit House of Hope was Saturday, April 29th at St. Joseph Family Center. The sizzling battle started with five amateur chefs and five surprise baskets of ingredients found in House of Hope’s pantries and nutrition gardens. The competitors had 45 minutes to transform those ingredients into a decadent dish to prove their culinary skills were worthy of the coveted distinction as Top Chef! A selected panel of local notables and professional chefs critiqued the cuisine. The contest took place in the art kitchen at St. Joseph’s Family Center. Guests enjoyed gourmet tasting stations from area restaurants, two free drink tickets, fabulous raffle prizes, music, dancing. The 170 attendees raised over $23,000 for House of Hope during the event.The Chefs were cheered on during the spirited battle!

For more information about Molly’s House visit MollysHouse.org or call 772-223-6659.

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2018 Top Chef Martin County

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Stuart – The Top Chef Martin County 2018 to benefit House of Hope was Saturday, April 29th at St. Joseph Family Center. The sizzling battle started with five amateur chefs and five surprise baskets of ingredients found in House of Hope’s pantries and nutrition gardens. The competitors had 45 minutes to transform those ingredients into a decadent dish to prove their culinary skills were worthy of the coveted distinction as Top Chef! A selected panel of local notables and professional chefs critiqued the cuisine. The contest took place in the art kitchen at St. Joseph’s Family Center. Guests enjoyed gourmet tasting stations from area restaurants, two free drink tickets, fabulous raffle prizes, music, dancing. The 170 attendees raised over $23,000 for House of Hope during the event.The Chefs were cheered on during the spirited battle!

For more information about Molly’s House visit MollysHouse.org or call 772-223-6659.

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Stuart – The Top Chef Martin County 2018 to benefit House of Hope was Saturday, April 29th at St. Joseph Family Center. The sizzling battle started with five amateur chefs and five surprise baskets of ingredients found in House of Hope’s pantries and nutrition gardens. The competitors had 45 minutes to transform those ingredients into a decadent dish to prove their culinary skills were worthy of the coveted distinction as Top Chef! A selected panel of local notables and professional chefs critiqued the cuisine. The contest took place in the art kitchen at St. Joseph’s Family Center. Guests enjoyed gourmet tasting stations from area restaurants, two free drink tickets, fabulous raffle prizes, music, dancing. The 170 attendees raised over $23,000 for House of Hope during the event.The Chefs were cheered on during the spirited battle!

For more information about Molly’s House visit MollysHouse.org or call 772-223-6659.

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Prestley Blake Shares his Friendly Story

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In Photo: Pres Blake – greets friends prior to the presentation about his autobiography “A Friendly Life” at the Blake Library in March

Stuart– Martin County philanthropist S. Prestley “Pres” Blake served up a multimedia presentation of his autobiography “A Friendly Life” in March at the Blake Library in Stuart.

The co-founder of the Friendly Ice Cream Corporation signed copies of his book and treated the audience to a sprinkling of the 82 years he spent creating, growing, and ultimately rescuing the Friendly Ice Cream Corporation.

The Blakes came to Martin County over 30 years ago and currently reside in Sailfish Point. “A Friendly Life” is the story of how Blake and his brother founded the company in Springfield, Massachusetts with $547 during the Great Depression, grew it into a chain of more than 500 stores, ultimately selling it to the Hershey Corporation. It’s also a chronicle of the seven-year battle Blake undertook at age 86 to wrest the company away from the management team who had purchased it from Hershey, the subject of a classic Harvard Business School case study in corporate governance and activist shareholders.

Blake and his wife Helen are major benefactors of The Library Foundation of Martin County and the Martin County Library System. “Helen and Pres Blake were instrumental in the success of the capital campaign to build new libraries for Martin County. The Blakes’ contribution to that campaign is memorialized with the name of our flagship library but their commitment goes much further,” said Stacy Ranieri, president of the foundation’s board of directors.

In his book, Blake explains his dedication to libraries. “I’ve been a lucky guy. My brother and I had loving parents, good health, ambition, and self-discipline. Those were my advantages. Success in business, in the courtroom, and in life came to me mainly because of these. I always remember I came from an ordinary background. That’s why I give to schools and libraries. I want to help other people who are looking for the tools to do well in life.”

About The Library Foundation of Martin County

Founded in 1992, the mission of The Library Foundation of Martin County, Inc. is to acquire and administer funds to enrich library services and facilities not met by public funding and to endow the library system for future generations. In addition to the Kiplinger Literary Award Luncheon, the foundation hosts the annual A Literary Affair dinner in March in conjunction with the Book Mania! Festival and a Young Literary Leaders awards event. For more information, visit http://www.libraryfoundationmc.org.

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NAI Southcoast Announces the Sale of 21.7 Acres in Palm City for a Future Residential Subdivision

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STUART, Fla – NAI Southcoast is proud to announce the sale of two infill land parcels in Palm City that will be developed as the Berry Grove subdivision.

In Sunshine State Carnations selected Nikolaus M. Schroth with NAI Southcoast to represent the sale of the 9.8 acre parcel that originally served as a flower farm, but had since gone fallow.

The land was quickily sold to DR Horton, a home construction company, at which time Schroth teamed up with local commercial realtor John Leighton to present an additional 12.5 adjacent acres to DR Horton.

“DR Horton is now the owner of a 21.7 acre property with a prime location in Palm City,” said Schroth. “The site will be the home of the future Berry Grove community, providing much-needed housing for families looking to reside in Palm City.”

The approval process was handled by Rod Kennedy and Brad Currie of EDC and was navigated successfully, securing site plan approval for Berry Grove, a 62-lot single family home subdivision.

For more information on this transaction and other opportunities, contact Nikolaus M. Schroth CCIM at NAI Southcoast 772-403-3752.

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Molly’s House Polo Classic

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Port Mayaca – Polo Classic brings internationally known polo players to the Port Mayaca Polo Club in Okeechobee for a day of competition and fun, including a polo clinic, a best hat contest, a dressage presentation, a special VIP party, a car show and the traditional halftime Champagne divot stomp.

Proceeds from the Polo Classic support the mission of Molly’s House — keeping families together by providing short-term, affordable accommodations for the families of hospitalized loved ones and hospital outpatients.

Guests enjoyed the great polo experience with Premier VIP seating.Molly’s House Polo Classic was presented by The Herold-Cadorette Family and is sponsored by Port Mayaca Polo Club, Southern Eagle Distributing, NAPA Auto Parts, Northern Trust, Karen Rogers & Frank Byers, Engel & Völkers Stuart, U.S. Sugar, Sandy Pines, Florida Power & Light, Sharkey Air, Arati Hammond Real Estate, Mari Huff, Fox Wacheen, Proctor, Crook, Crowder & Fogel, PA, The Real Estate Book, Lauri Goldstein, Treasure Coast Legal, WQCS, Coast 101.3, Stuart Magazine, St. Lucie Voice and Kinane Printing.

For more information about Molly’s House visit MollysHouse.org or call 772-223-6659.

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Molly’s House Polo Classic

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Port Mayaca – Polo Classic brings internationally known polo players to the Port Mayaca Polo Club in Okeechobee for a day of competition and fun, including a polo clinic, a best hat contest, a dressage presentation, a special VIP party, a car show and the traditional halftime Champagne divot stomp.

Proceeds from the Polo Classic support the mission of Molly’s House — keeping families together by providing short-term, affordable accommodations for the families of hospitalized loved ones and hospital outpatients.

Guests enjoyed the great polo experience with Premier VIP seating.Molly’s House Polo Classic was presented by The Herold-Cadorette Family and is sponsored by Port Mayaca Polo Club, Southern Eagle Distributing, NAPA Auto Parts, Northern Trust, Karen Rogers & Frank Byers, Engel & Völkers Stuart, U.S. Sugar, Sandy Pines, Florida Power & Light, Sharkey Air, Arati Hammond Real Estate, Mari Huff, Fox Wacheen, Proctor, Crook, Crowder & Fogel, PA, The Real Estate Book, Lauri Goldstein, Treasure Coast Legal, WQCS, Coast 101.3, Stuart Magazine, St. Lucie Voice and Kinane Printing.

For more information about Molly’s House visit MollysHouse.org or call 772-223-6659.

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Molly’s House Polo Classic

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Port Mayaca – Polo Classic brings internationally known polo players to the Port Mayaca Polo Club in Okeechobee for a day of competition and fun, including a polo clinic, a best hat contest, a dressage presentation, a special VIP party, a car show and the traditional halftime Champagne divot stomp.

Proceeds from the Polo Classic support the mission of Molly’s House — keeping families together by providing short-term, affordable accommodations for the families of hospitalized loved ones and hospital outpatients.

Guests enjoyed the great polo experience with Premier VIP seating.Molly’s House Polo Classic was presented by The Herold-Cadorette Family and is sponsored by Port Mayaca Polo Club, Southern Eagle Distributing, NAPA Auto Parts, Northern Trust, Karen Rogers & Frank Byers, Engel & Völkers Stuart, U.S. Sugar, Sandy Pines, Florida Power & Light, Sharkey Air, Arati Hammond Real Estate, Mari Huff, Fox Wacheen, Proctor, Crook, Crowder & Fogel, PA, The Real Estate Book, Lauri Goldstein, Treasure Coast Legal, WQCS, Coast 101.3, Stuart Magazine, St. Lucie Voice and Kinane Printing.

For more information about Molly’s House visit MollysHouse.org or call 772-223-6659.

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Molly’s House Polo Classic

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Port Mayaca – Polo Classic brings internationally known polo players to the Port Mayaca Polo Club in Okeechobee for a day of competition and fun, including a polo clinic, a best hat contest, a dressage presentation, a special VIP party, a car show and the traditional halftime Champagne divot stomp.

Proceeds from the Polo Classic support the mission of Molly’s House — keeping families together by providing short-term, affordable accommodations for the families of hospitalized loved ones and hospital outpatients.

Guests enjoyed the great polo experience with Premier VIP seating.Molly’s House Polo Classic was presented by The Herold-Cadorette Family and is sponsored by Port Mayaca Polo Club, Southern Eagle Distributing, NAPA Auto Parts, Northern Trust, Karen Rogers & Frank Byers, Engel & Völkers Stuart, U.S. Sugar, Sandy Pines, Florida Power & Light, Sharkey Air, Arati Hammond Real Estate, Mari Huff, Fox Wacheen, Proctor, Crook, Crowder & Fogel, PA, The Real Estate Book, Lauri Goldstein, Treasure Coast Legal, WQCS, Coast 101.3, Stuart Magazine, St. Lucie Voice and Kinane Printing.

For more information about Molly’s House visit MollysHouse.org or call 772-223-6659.

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Molly’s House Polo Classic

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Port Mayaca – Polo Classic brings internationally known polo players to the Port Mayaca Polo Club in Okeechobee for a day of competition and fun, including a polo clinic, a best hat contest, a dressage presentation, a special VIP party, a car show and the traditional halftime Champagne divot stomp.

Proceeds from the Polo Classic support the mission of Molly’s House — keeping families together by providing short-term, affordable accommodations for the families of hospitalized loved ones and hospital outpatients.

Guests enjoyed the great polo experience with Premier VIP seating.Molly’s House Polo Classic was presented by The Herold-Cadorette Family and is sponsored by Port Mayaca Polo Club, Southern Eagle Distributing, NAPA Auto Parts, Northern Trust, Karen Rogers & Frank Byers, Engel & Völkers Stuart, U.S. Sugar, Sandy Pines, Florida Power & Light, Sharkey Air, Arati Hammond Real Estate, Mari Huff, Fox Wacheen, Proctor, Crook, Crowder & Fogel, PA, The Real Estate Book, Lauri Goldstein, Treasure Coast Legal, WQCS, Coast 101.3, Stuart Magazine, St. Lucie Voice and Kinane Printing.

For more information about Molly’s House visit MollysHouse.org or call 772-223-6659.

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Molly’s House Polo Classic

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Port Mayaca – Polo Classic brings internationally known polo players to the Port Mayaca Polo Club in Okeechobee for a day of competition and fun, including a polo clinic, a best hat contest, a dressage presentation, a special VIP party, a car show and the traditional halftime Champagne divot stomp.

Proceeds from the Polo Classic support the mission of Molly’s House — keeping families together by providing short-term, affordable accommodations for the families of hospitalized loved ones and hospital outpatients.

Guests enjoyed the great polo experience with Premier VIP seating.Molly’s House Polo Classic was presented by The Herold-Cadorette Family and is sponsored by Port Mayaca Polo Club, Southern Eagle Distributing, NAPA Auto Parts, Northern Trust, Karen Rogers & Frank Byers, Engel & Völkers Stuart, U.S. Sugar, Sandy Pines, Florida Power & Light, Sharkey Air, Arati Hammond Real Estate, Mari Huff, Fox Wacheen, Proctor, Crook, Crowder & Fogel, PA, The Real Estate Book, Lauri Goldstein, Treasure Coast Legal, WQCS, Coast 101.3, Stuart Magazine, St. Lucie Voice and Kinane Printing.

For more information about Molly’s House visit MollysHouse.org or call 772-223-6659.

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Molly’s House Polo Classic

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Port Mayaca – Polo Classic brings internationally known polo players to the Port Mayaca Polo Club in Okeechobee for a day of competition and fun, including a polo clinic, a best hat contest, a dressage presentation, a special VIP party, a car show and the traditional halftime Champagne divot stomp.

Proceeds from the Polo Classic support the mission of Molly’s House — keeping families together by providing short-term, affordable accommodations for the families of hospitalized loved ones and hospital outpatients.

Guests enjoyed the great polo experience with Premier VIP seating.Molly’s House Polo Classic was presented by The Herold-Cadorette Family and is sponsored by Port Mayaca Polo Club, Southern Eagle Distributing, NAPA Auto Parts, Northern Trust, Karen Rogers & Frank Byers, Engel & Völkers Stuart, U.S. Sugar, Sandy Pines, Florida Power & Light, Sharkey Air, Arati Hammond Real Estate, Mari Huff, Fox Wacheen, Proctor, Crook, Crowder & Fogel, PA, The Real Estate Book, Lauri Goldstein, Treasure Coast Legal, WQCS, Coast 101.3, Stuart Magazine, St. Lucie Voice and Kinane Printing.

For more information about Molly’s House visit MollysHouse.org or call 772-223-6659.

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Molly’s House Polo Classic

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Port Mayaca – Polo Classic brings internationally known polo players to the Port Mayaca Polo Club in Okeechobee for a day of competition and fun, including a polo clinic, a best hat contest, a dressage presentation, a special VIP party, a car show and the traditional halftime Champagne divot stomp.

Proceeds from the Polo Classic support the mission of Molly’s House — keeping families together by providing short-term, affordable accommodations for the families of hospitalized loved ones and hospital outpatients.

Guests enjoyed the great polo experience with Premier VIP seating.Molly’s House Polo Classic was presented by The Herold-Cadorette Family and is sponsored by Port Mayaca Polo Club, Southern Eagle Distributing, NAPA Auto Parts, Northern Trust, Karen Rogers & Frank Byers, Engel & Völkers Stuart, U.S. Sugar, Sandy Pines, Florida Power & Light, Sharkey Air, Arati Hammond Real Estate, Mari Huff, Fox Wacheen, Proctor, Crook, Crowder & Fogel, PA, The Real Estate Book, Lauri Goldstein, Treasure Coast Legal, WQCS, Coast 101.3, Stuart Magazine, St. Lucie Voice and Kinane Printing.

For more information about Molly’s House visit MollysHouse.org or call 772-223-6659.

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Molly’s House Polo Classic

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Port Mayaca – Polo Classic brings internationally known polo players to the Port Mayaca Polo Club in Okeechobee for a day of competition and fun, including a polo clinic, a best hat contest, a dressage presentation, a special VIP party, a car show and the traditional halftime Champagne divot stomp.

Proceeds from the Polo Classic support the mission of Molly’s House — keeping families together by providing short-term, affordable accommodations for the families of hospitalized loved ones and hospital outpatients.

Guests enjoyed the great polo experience with Premier VIP seating.Molly’s House Polo Classic was presented by The Herold-Cadorette Family and is sponsored by Port Mayaca Polo Club, Southern Eagle Distributing, NAPA Auto Parts, Northern Trust, Karen Rogers & Frank Byers, Engel & Völkers Stuart, U.S. Sugar, Sandy Pines, Florida Power & Light, Sharkey Air, Arati Hammond Real Estate, Mari Huff, Fox Wacheen, Proctor, Crook, Crowder & Fogel, PA, The Real Estate Book, Lauri Goldstein, Treasure Coast Legal, WQCS, Coast 101.3, Stuart Magazine, St. Lucie Voice and Kinane Printing.

For more information about Molly’s House visit MollysHouse.org or call 772-223-6659.

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Sailfish Splash Waterpark Selected to Host Florida High School Athletic Association Swimming & Diving Finals for Three More Years

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Stuart – Martin County is pleased to announce Sailfish Splash Waterpark’s Aquatic Center was selected to host the Florida High School Athletic Association’s (FHSAA) Florida High School Swimming & Diving State Championships. The proposal was submitted in partnership with the Treasure Coast Sports Commission and Martin County Parks and Recreation Department. “Sailfish Splash Waterpark has consistently fulfilled the recreation and fitness needs of our community and that of our state high school swimming and diving community, all of which create substantial economic impact for Martin County,” County Administrator Taryn Kryzda said.

To achieve the final ranking, the top three proposals were reviewed individually by a four-person committee, with scores awarded in eight different categories. The committee was comprised of the FHSAA’s Associate Executive Director for Athletic Services, Associate Executive Director for Financial Services, Associate Executive Director for Administrative Services and the Director of Athletics for Swimming & Diving. After the committee met to discuss individual scoring justifications, Sailfish Splash Waterpark scored 91out of a possible 100 points, besting facilities in Orlando and Coral Springs.

“The three-year contract award highlights the fact that Sailfish Splash Waterpark has a showcase aquatic venue for athletics,” said Rick Hatcher, Executive Director Treasure Coast Sports Commission. “We have a winning combination of great staff delivering exceptional customer service, wonderful partners and sponsors and a championship- quality facility, set in the convenient, affordable and family-friendly environment of Martin County and the Treasure Coast,” explained Kevin Abbate, Director of the Martin County Parks and Recreation Department.

Sailfish Splash Waterpark has served as the host facility for this prestigious event for the last five years. The new contract is for three years, with two, 1-year options.

For more information about Sailfish Splash Waterpark and the Martin County Parks and Recreation Department, please visit www.SailfishSplash.com and www.martin.fl.us/parks.

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Midnight Masquerade Raises $90,000 for Pediatric Care Program

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Stuart -Almost 300 came together for a night of dinner, dancing, and intrigue at the Midnight Masquerade at Mariner Sands Country Club in Stuart. The event raised $90,000 for the Treasure Coast Hospice Foundation in support of Treasure Health’s specialized pediatric care program, Little Treasures, which focuses on the unique needs of children facing serious illness.

Amid a flurry of fanciful masks, participants heard about the lives touched by the Little Treasures’ program. Oralea Marquardt, the mother of William Marquardt, was the keynote speaker. William received hospice care for seven years beginning in 2007 after he was diagnosed with Gm1 gangliosidosis. Oralea shared how Treasure Health’s pediatric care program provided her son and the entire family with support and guidance to help William live his life to the fullest until his death at the age of eight and a half in 2014.

U.S. Representative Brian Mast made a visit to the event, aiding the Little Treasures program by offering “A Day with a Congressman” for the live auction. The event also featured a silent auction, a best dressed/mask contest and music from The Incredible Johnny L.

Agnes Palmer, Treasure Health Development Officer, said “We are blessed to have Event Chair Charity Parsons and her wonderful committee of dedicated volunteers. The success of this event reflects their hard work as well as the generosity of many donors in our community who support Treasure Health’s pediatric program, which provides individualized palliative and hospice care to children with serious illness.”

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Midnight Masquerade Raises $90,000 for Pediatric Care Program

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Stuart -Almost 300 came together for a night of dinner, dancing, and intrigue at the Midnight Masquerade at Mariner Sands Country Club in Stuart. The event raised $90,000 for the Treasure Coast Hospice Foundation in support of Treasure Health’s specialized pediatric care program, Little Treasures, which focuses on the unique needs of children facing serious illness.

Amid a flurry of fanciful masks, participants heard about the lives touched by the Little Treasures’ program. Oralea Marquardt, the mother of William Marquardt, was the keynote speaker. William received hospice care for seven years beginning in 2007 after he was diagnosed with Gm1 gangliosidosis. Oralea shared how Treasure Health’s pediatric care program provided her son and the entire family with support and guidance to help William live his life to the fullest until his death at the age of eight and a half in 2014.

U.S. Representative Brian Mast made a visit to the event, aiding the Little Treasures program by offering “A Day with a Congressman” for the live auction. The event also featured a silent auction, a best dressed/mask contest and music from The Incredible Johnny L.

Agnes Palmer, Treasure Health Development Officer, said “We are blessed to have Event Chair Charity Parsons and her wonderful committee of dedicated volunteers. The success of this event reflects their hard work as well as the generosity of many donors in our community who support Treasure Health’s pediatric program, which provides individualized palliative and hospice care to children with serious illness.”

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Midnight Masquerade Raises $90,000 for Pediatric Care Program

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Stuart -Almost 300 came together for a night of dinner, dancing, and intrigue at the Midnight Masquerade at Mariner Sands Country Club in Stuart. The event raised $90,000 for the Treasure Coast Hospice Foundation in support of Treasure Health’s specialized pediatric care program, Little Treasures, which focuses on the unique needs of children facing serious illness.

Amid a flurry of fanciful masks, participants heard about the lives touched by the Little Treasures’ program. Oralea Marquardt, the mother of William Marquardt, was the keynote speaker. William received hospice care for seven years beginning in 2007 after he was diagnosed with Gm1 gangliosidosis. Oralea shared how Treasure Health’s pediatric care program provided her son and the entire family with support and guidance to help William live his life to the fullest until his death at the age of eight and a half in 2014.

U.S. Representative Brian Mast made a visit to the event, aiding the Little Treasures program by offering “A Day with a Congressman” for the live auction. The event also featured a silent auction, a best dressed/mask contest and music from The Incredible Johnny L.

Agnes Palmer, Treasure Health Development Officer, said “We are blessed to have Event Chair Charity Parsons and her wonderful committee of dedicated volunteers. The success of this event reflects their hard work as well as the generosity of many donors in our community who support Treasure Health’s pediatric program, which provides individualized palliative and hospice care to children with serious illness.”

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Midnight Masquerade Raises $90,000 for Pediatric Care Program

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Stuart – Almost 300 came together for a night of dinner, dancing, and intrigue at the Midnight Masquerade at Mariner Sands Country Club in Stuart. The event raised $90,000 for the Treasure Coast Hospice Foundation in support of Treasure Health’s specialized pediatric care program, Little Treasures, which focuses on the unique needs of children facing serious illness.

Amid a flurry of fanciful masks, participants heard about the lives touched by the Little Treasures’ program. Oralea Marquardt, the mother of William Marquardt, was the keynote speaker. William received hospice care for seven years beginning in 2007 after he was diagnosed with Gm1 gangliosidosis. Oralea shared how Treasure Health’s pediatric care program provided her son and the entire family with support and guidance to help William live his life to the fullest until his death at the age of eight and a half in 2014.

U.S. Representative Brian Mast made a visit to the event, aiding the Little Treasures program by offering “A Day with a Congressman” for the live auction. The event also featured a silent auction, a best dressed/mask contest and music from The Incredible Johnny L.

Agnes Palmer, Treasure Health Development Officer, said “We are blessed to have Event Chair Charity Parsons and her wonderful committee of dedicated volunteers. The success of this event reflects their hard work as well as the generosity of many donors in our community who support Treasure Health’s pediatric program, which provides individualized palliative and hospice care to children with serious illness.”

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Midnight Masquerade Raises $90,000 for Pediatric Care Program

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Stuart – Almost 300 came together for a night of dinner, dancing, and intrigue at the Midnight Masquerade at Mariner Sands Country Club in Stuart. The event raised $90,000 for the Treasure Coast Hospice Foundation in support of Treasure Health’s specialized pediatric care program, Little Treasures, which focuses on the unique needs of children facing serious illness.

Amid a flurry of fanciful masks, participants heard about the lives touched by the Little Treasures’ program. Oralea Marquardt, the mother of William Marquardt, was the keynote speaker. William received hospice care for seven years beginning in 2007 after he was diagnosed with Gm1 gangliosidosis. Oralea shared how Treasure Health’s pediatric care program provided her son and the entire family with support and guidance to help William live his life to the fullest until his death at the age of eight and a half in 2014.

U.S. Representative Brian Mast made a visit to the event, aiding the Little Treasures program by offering “A Day with a Congressman” for the live auction. The event also featured a silent auction, a best dressed/mask contest and music from The Incredible Johnny L.

Agnes Palmer, Treasure Health Development Officer, said “We are blessed to have Event Chair Charity Parsons and her wonderful committee of dedicated volunteers. The success of this event reflects their hard work as well as the generosity of many donors in our community who support Treasure Health’s pediatric program, which provides individualized palliative and hospice care to children with serious illness.”

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Midnight Masquerade Raises $90,000 for Pediatric Care Program

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Stuart -Almost 300 came together for a night of dinner, dancing, and intrigue at the Midnight Masquerade at Mariner Sands Country Club in Stuart. The event raised $90,000 for the Treasure Coast Hospice Foundation in support of Treasure Health’s specialized pediatric care program, Little Treasures, which focuses on the unique needs of children facing serious illness.

Amid a flurry of fanciful masks, participants heard about the lives touched by the Little Treasures’ program. Oralea Marquardt, the mother of William Marquardt, was the keynote speaker. William received hospice care for seven years beginning in 2007 after he was diagnosed with Gm1 gangliosidosis. Oralea shared how Treasure Health’s pediatric care program provided her son and the entire family with support and guidance to help William live his life to the fullest until his death at the age of eight and a half in 2014.

U.S. Representative Brian Mast made a visit to the event, aiding the Little Treasures program by offering “A Day with a Congressman” for the live auction. The event also featured a silent auction, a best dressed/mask contest and music from The Incredible Johnny L.

Agnes Palmer, Treasure Health Development Officer, said “We are blessed to have Event Chair Charity Parsons and her wonderful committee of dedicated volunteers. The success of this event reflects their hard work as well as the generosity of many donors in our community who support Treasure Health’s pediatric program, which provides individualized palliative and hospice care to children with serious illness.”

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Midnight Masquerade Raises $90,000 for Pediatric Care Program

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Stuart – Almost 300 came together for a night of dinner, dancing, and intrigue at the Midnight Masquerade at Mariner Sands Country Club in Stuart. The event raised $90,000 for the Treasure Coast Hospice Foundation in support of Treasure Health’s specialized pediatric care program, Little Treasures, which focuses on the unique needs of children facing serious illness.

Amid a flurry of fanciful masks, participants heard about the lives touched by the Little Treasures’ program. Oralea Marquardt, the mother of William Marquardt, was the keynote speaker. William received hospice care for seven years beginning in 2007 after he was diagnosed with Gm1 gangliosidosis. Oralea shared how Treasure Health’s pediatric care program provided her son and the entire family with support and guidance to help William live his life to the fullest until his death at the age of eight and a half in 2014.

U.S. Representative Brian Mast made a visit to the event, aiding the Little Treasures program by offering “A Day with a Congressman” for the live auction. The event also featured a silent auction, a best dressed/mask contest and music from The Incredible Johnny L.

Agnes Palmer, Treasure Health Development Officer, said “We are blessed to have Event Chair Charity Parsons and her wonderful committee of dedicated volunteers. The success of this event reflects their hard work as well as the generosity of many donors in our community who support Treasure Health’s pediatric program, which provides individualized palliative and hospice care to children with serious illness.”

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Treasure Health Honors Volunteers with Appreciation Celebrations

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STUART – Treasure Health kicked off the new year by honoring the service of their many volunteers at two appreciation parties held in Martin and St. Lucie counties. Last year, 375 volunteers collectively provided more than 42,000 hours to support the mission of Treasure Health by visiting patients, working in thrift stores, caring for patients’ pets, preparing materials to educate families and caregivers, serving on boards and committees and helping with other services.

In a show of appreciation, clinical leadership and members of the executive team served lunch to the volunteers and personally expressed their gratitude for the important role volunteers play within the organization.

“Volunteers are an integral part of our team and their contributions are invaluable to the work we do each and every day to deliver care to patients and families in our community,” said Angella Williams, Vice President of Human Resources. “It is an honor to recognize and thank so many dedicated volunteers who inspire us daily with their warmth and generosity.”

Many members of the community share their time and talents at Treasure Health as a way to give back after receiving services that can include hospice, palliative care, grief support counseling and pediatric care.

“I love what I do,” said volunteer Pat Andrini. “I enjoy giving back for the care I received. It feels good to be making a difference.”

During the appreciation celebrations, volunteers were introduced to Treasure Health’s new Volunteer Manager Deborah Kotrady. In addition to lunch and the presentation of service pins and certificates, volunteers enjoyed entertainment from Joe Sapienza, June and Gordon Pickett, and Balloon Masterz.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities at Treasure Health, call 772.403.4500 or visit treasurehealth.org.

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Treasure Health Honors Volunteers with Appreciation Celebrations

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STUART – Treasure Health kicked off the new year by honoring the service of their many volunteers at two appreciation parties held in Martin and St. Lucie counties. Last year, 375 volunteers collectively provided more than 42,000 hours to support the mission of Treasure Health by visiting patients, working in thrift stores, caring for patients’ pets, preparing materials to educate families and caregivers, serving on boards and committees and helping with other services.

In a show of appreciation, clinical leadership and members of the executive team served lunch to the volunteers and personally expressed their gratitude for the important role volunteers play within the organization.

“Volunteers are an integral part of our team and their contributions are invaluable to the work we do each and every day to deliver care to patients and families in our community,” said Angella Williams, Vice President of Human Resources. “It is an honor to recognize and thank so many dedicated volunteers who inspire us daily with their warmth and generosity.”

Many members of the community share their time and talents at Treasure Health as a way to give back after receiving services that can include hospice, palliative care, grief support counseling and pediatric care.

“I love what I do,” said volunteer Pat Andrini. “I enjoy giving back for the care I received. It feels good to be making a difference.”

During the appreciation celebrations, volunteers were introduced to Treasure Health’s new Volunteer Manager Deborah Kotrady. In addition to lunch and the presentation of service pins and certificates, volunteers enjoyed entertainment from Joe Sapienza, June and Gordon Pickett, and Balloon Masterz.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities at Treasure Health, call 772.403.4500 or visit treasurehealth.org.

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Treasure Health Honors Volunteers with Appreciation Celebrations

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STUART – Treasure Health kicked off the new year by honoring the service of their many volunteers at two appreciation parties held in Martin and St. Lucie counties. Last year, 375 volunteers collectively provided more than 42,000 hours to support the mission of Treasure Health by visiting patients, working in thrift stores, caring for patients’ pets, preparing materials to educate families and caregivers, serving on boards and committees and helping with other services.

In a show of appreciation, clinical leadership and members of the executive team served lunch to the volunteers and personally expressed their gratitude for the important role volunteers play within the organization.

“Volunteers are an integral part of our team and their contributions are invaluable to the work we do each and every day to deliver care to patients and families in our community,” said Angella Williams, Vice President of Human Resources. “It is an honor to recognize and thank so many dedicated volunteers who inspire us daily with their warmth and generosity.”

Many members of the community share their time and talents at Treasure Health as a way to give back after receiving services that can include hospice, palliative care, grief support counseling and pediatric care.

“I love what I do,” said volunteer Pat Andrini. “I enjoy giving back for the care I received. It feels good to be making a difference.”

During the appreciation celebrations, volunteers were introduced to Treasure Health’s new Volunteer Manager Deborah Kotrady. In addition to lunch and the presentation of service pins and certificates, volunteers enjoyed entertainment from Joe Sapienza, June and Gordon Pickett, and Balloon Masterz.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities at Treasure Health, call 772.403.4500 or visit treasurehealth.org.

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Treasure Health Honors Volunteers with Appreciation Celebrations

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STUART – Treasure Health kicked off the new year by honoring the service of their many volunteers at two appreciation parties held in Martin and St. Lucie counties. Last year, 375 volunteers collectively provided more than 42,000 hours to support the mission of Treasure Health by visiting patients, working in thrift stores, caring for patients’ pets, preparing materials to educate families and caregivers, serving on boards and committees and helping with other services.

In a show of appreciation, clinical leadership and members of the executive team served lunch to the volunteers and personally expressed their gratitude for the important role volunteers play within the organization.

“Volunteers are an integral part of our team and their contributions are invaluable to the work we do each and every day to deliver care to patients and families in our community,” said Angella Williams, Vice President of Human Resources. “It is an honor to recognize and thank so many dedicated volunteers who inspire us daily with their warmth and generosity.”

Many members of the community share their time and talents at Treasure Health as a way to give back after receiving services that can include hospice, palliative care, grief support counseling and pediatric care.

“I love what I do,” said volunteer Pat Andrini. “I enjoy giving back for the care I received. It feels good to be making a difference.”

During the appreciation celebrations, volunteers were introduced to Treasure Health’s new Volunteer Manager Deborah Kotrady. In addition to lunch and the presentation of service pins and certificates, volunteers enjoyed entertainment from Joe Sapienza, June and Gordon Pickett, and Balloon Masterz.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities at Treasure Health, call 772.403.4500 or visit treasurehealth.org.

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Treasure Health Honors Volunteers with Appreciation Celebrations

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STUART – Treasure Health kicked off the new year by honoring the service of their many volunteers at two appreciation parties held in Martin and St. Lucie counties. Last year, 375 volunteers collectively provided more than 42,000 hours to support the mission of Treasure Health by visiting patients, working in thrift stores, caring for patients’ pets, preparing materials to educate families and caregivers, serving on boards and committees and helping with other services.

In a show of appreciation, clinical leadership and members of the executive team served lunch to the volunteers and personally expressed their gratitude for the important role volunteers play within the organization.

“Volunteers are an integral part of our team and their contributions are invaluable to the work we do each and every day to deliver care to patients and families in our community,” said Angella Williams, Vice President of Human Resources. “It is an honor to recognize and thank so many dedicated volunteers who inspire us daily with their warmth and generosity.”

Many members of the community share their time and talents at Treasure Health as a way to give back after receiving services that can include hospice, palliative care, grief support counseling and pediatric care.

“I love what I do,” said volunteer Pat Andrini. “I enjoy giving back for the care I received. It feels good to be making a difference.”

During the appreciation celebrations, volunteers were introduced to Treasure Health’s new Volunteer Manager Deborah Kotrady. In addition to lunch and the presentation of service pins and certificates, volunteers enjoyed entertainment from Joe Sapienza, June and Gordon Pickett, and Balloon Masterz.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities at Treasure Health, call 772.403.4500 or visit treasurehealth.org.

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Garber Buick GMC & Madison’s Miracles Partner to Donate a Cuddle Cot to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center

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In Photo : Tiffany Thompson, Blake Thompson & Ward Thompson

Ft. Pierce – After Tiffany Thompson experienced the tragic still born death of her daughter, her employer Garber Buick GMC assists in fundraising to purchase a Cuddle Cot for Lawnwood Regional Medical Center.

Not feeling movement of her unborn baby, the family drove to Martin Health System where she was told the heartbreaking news, “I am sorry, there is no heartbeat”. After her delivery, Mrs. Thompson was offered to use a Cuddle Cot. A Cuddle Cot keeps the baby cool so no signs of the physical changes that happen shortly after death are noticed. This gives the family more time if they choose too and promotes health closure. Martin Health System was the very first hospital in the state to have a Cuddle Cot in October of 2016 by Madison’s Miracles. Mrs. Thompson chose to use the Cuddle Cot and said, “This really made a huge difference. I was able to spend time cuddling. We got pictures and family members and friends came to say goodbye.”

Shortly after returning to work, Mrs. Thompson brought literature educating her fellow co-workers, customers and anyone who asked about her baby. The service department at Garber Buick GMC in Ft. Pierce, FL became very interested in the Cuddle Cot and how it helped Mrs. Thompson. They allowed her to display brochures and even sell bracelets. One day, the service manager, Mike Mantovi and his staff surprised Mrs. Thompson with a poster that hangs in the lobby still today encouraging anyone who would like to support efforts to raise funds for a Cuddle Cot to be donated in her daughter’s name. General Manager, Ralph Lenoci and owner, Dick Garber also contributed funds towards the Cuddle Cot.

On Friday, February 2nd just one month shy of Mrs. Thompson’s loss, Mrs. Thompson along with Garber Buick GMC and Madison’s Miracles will donated a Cuddle Cot to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in honor of Taylor Estelle Lee Thompson. Mrs. Thompson said, “There is an importance to this. I want families to have the opportunity I did. It helped me so much in my own grieving process”. The dedication will be a public event held at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center located at 1700 S 23rd St, Fort Pierce, FL on Friday, February 2nd at 9:00am.

Madison’s Miracles is a 501 (c) 3 founded by Chris and Christina Stamper after the loss of their daughter, Madison Elizabeth Stamper. Mrs. Stamper wanted to use her tragedy and turn it into helping other families who experience loss. Madison’s Miracles is dedicated in helping families who experience pregnancy and infant loss. They strive to honor all babies gone too soon every day. For more information on the Cuddle Cot and Madison’s Miracles, please visit www.madisonsmiracles.org.

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Heroes Among Us – By: Robert Kampert

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Treasure Coast Legal Recognized for Pro Bono Efforts

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Photo ID: Katherine Mish, Esq. and Shaun Plymale, Esq. of Treasure Coast Legal

STUART, Fla. – The team at Treasure Coast Legal was recently recognized by the Southern District of Florida US Bankruptcy Court for its commitment to pro bono work in the community.

Attorneys Katherine Mish, Esq. and Shaun Plymale, Esq. were each awarded for their contributions to pro bono representation in the US Bankruptcy Court. Both Mish and Plymale are actively involved in the community, serving with organizations like LEADERship Martin County Alumni Foundation for Youth, Impact 100 and more.

“Through our firm’s community service efforts, we recognize that many people need these services, but can’t afford it,” said Plymale. “We appreciate the Southern District of Florida US Bankruptcy Court’s recognition of our efforts. It is a priority of ours to serve those in need.”

Treasure Coast Legal is a local litigation firm handling personal injury law, bankruptcy, foreclosures, real estate law, family law, civil litigation and criminal defense.

To learn more about Treasure Coast Legal, visit www.treasurecoastlegal.com.

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Premier Jet Training Moves to New, Enhanced Facility in Stuart

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STUART, Fla. – Premier Jet Training (PJT) has moved to a new facility at the Stuart Airport to make room for its expanding training program.

Premier Jet Training is a leading provider of professional citation training in the combination of simulator and in-aircraft training segments.

The new 3800 square foot facility provides space for the training program’s growth, as well as upgrades to the latest technologies available in the multiple PJT classrooms, a break room and a student lounge. The Stuart-based training center is well-known in the Aviation Insurance community, and its courses are approved by all major carriers.

The facility features Redbird Flight Simulators, which provide expansive visual displays and a full motion electric platform for advanced training courses.

Training courses are personalized and take into account the student’s previous experience. PJT offers a five-day course for initial type rating and a two-day course for recurrent training. Courses offered include, but are not limited to the CE-500, CE-510 and CE-525 and CE-650 series.

PJT also offers the Single Pilot Exemption in the CE-500 series, which allows students to fly all CE-500 aircraft as a single pilot.

To learn more about Premier Jet Training, visit premierjettraining.com.

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Hunting Mullets On The Treasure Coast

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In photo: (L to R) Rose Patterson/Veria and Bary Britton

Tiger Shores — These people come from all over the world to the Treasure Coast to follow the Mullet.

Rose the reseacher and Barry the cameraman, working for Plimsoll Prductions, Bristol, UK on a subcontract to that TV Channel the shows us what it would be like to drain the oceans, were caught be me today at Tiger Shores hunting down Mullet.

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Our Ocean And Coastal Ecosystems
Are Of the Utmost Importance

Out2News.comBy: Mark Perry

We should do everything we can, individually and collectively, to stop the pollution and destruction of our oceans and the planet where we live.

The ocean holds 98 percent of the water and provides 95 percent of the living space here on Earth. It is a home to many creatures, and is our life support system.

The ocean feeds billions of people around the world, it drives our climate, it absorbs heat and carbon dioxide and it produces 70 percent of the oxygen we breathe. Every breath we take and every drop we drink depends on a healthy ocean. Every life here on Earth depends on the ocean and now, the ocean’s life depends on every one of us.

There are many threats to our ocean, but our largest concern is related to an increase in the Earth’s temperature.

The ocean regulates the earth’s temperature, with roughly 90 percent of climate heating being absorbed by the ocean. This leads to an increase in ocean temperature, which impacts both the delicate health of organisms such as coral reefs, as well as increasing the ocean volume by thermal expansion and causing a physical rise in sea level.

We are causing the global changes to our atmosphere and the ocean. Since 1970 ocean temperatures have increased by 1 degree, and since 1950, the sea level has risen 7.5 inches.

More disturbingly, since 1993 the rate of sea level rise has accelerated to roughly twice as fast as the long-term trends have predicted. We are now on track for forecasted sea level rise to reach 20 inches by 2050 and 60 inches by 2100.

Our ocean also functions as a filter for our atmosphere by balancing and absorbing carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide concentrations in our atmosphere have risen 46% since 1950 due to the burning of fossil fuels. Human-generated CO2 emissions are currently 66 million tons per day and our ocean only absorbs 22 million tons per day.

We are out-producing the amount of carbon dioxide that can naturally be absorbed by the planet. Additionally, the carbon dioxide that is absorbed is saturating the ocean waters forming carbonic acid, a process called ocean acidification.

The historical pH of the ocean was 8.16 and has declined to 8.05, a 25 percent increase in acidity. Acidity levels in this range start to dissolve the shells of plankton, corals, oysters, clams, shrimp, crabs and lobsters.

We must take action now for the future of Florida’s ocean and coastal environments and for our ocean planet.

We must stop the land-based activities that are directly polluting our ocean and coastal waters.

We must significantly reduce and ultimately stop our emission of carbon dioxide and similar greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

We must invest in and support the growing economy of innovative renewable, clean energy companies in the United States and around the world.

Here in the US we produce 3.8 billion tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year. Rather than leaving the Paris Climate Agreement, we should be leading the initiative to reduce CO2 and protect our planet, preserving our environment for life in the future.

Let’s do everything we can, individually and collectively, to stop the pollution and destruction of our oceans and the planet where we live. We must all work to increase awareness and inspire stewardship of our living ocean and coastal ecosystems.

Mark D. Perry is executive director of Florida Oceanographic Society.

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What Are We Doing to Protect Our Oceans?

Out2News.comBy: Vincent Encomio

We are currently celebrating Oceans Month at Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center, a time for us to honor and reflect upon our oceans, their health and their value to us.

To put the importance of our oceans in perspective, we can start by looking out to space. Much of the planetary research has focused on finding the existence or at least previous existence of water on other planets in our solar system.

Why is that important? Because the presence of water points to the potential for the existence of life. And if water is key to supporting life, then our oceans, containing 97 percent of the Earth’s water and covering 70 percent of the surface of the planet, are critical to our survival on this planet.

We are able to breathe because of our oceans (70 percent of the world’s oxygen is produced by marine plants).

Our climate is regulated by the ocean.

We are fed by the ocean.

But the oceans are in peril. Climate change is pushing the ocean’s capacity to regulate our climate. Fisheries are depleted. And pollution, especially plastics, is now found in the most remote areas of the ocean.

What are we doing to help protect and conserve our oceans? At Florida Oceanographic, we are trying to do our part by, first, looking outside our front door. The ocean is but a stone’s throw away from us, and so are two estuaries (the St. Lucie River and the Indian River Lagoon) that feed into the ocean, connecting land with the ocean and serving as the nurseries of the sea.

These bodies of water simultaneously represent the good and the bad phenomena associated with their connectivity.

The good are: the biological diversity and the bounty it has yielded for us; the waterways are useful for transport and commerce; the recreational opportunities afforded by living so close to waterways that connect with the ocean.

The bad are: the over-fishing of that bounty; the many artificial connections made in the attempt to expand transport and commerce — leading to excessive freshwater and nutrients in our estuary and ocean — and our overuse and alterations to these waters and their shorelines in our attempt to live in, but not with, such a beautiful and wondrous place.

So what do we do? What can we do?

We build oyster reefs, plant sea grass, mangroves and other native plants and monitor water quality and coastal habitats. But more importantly, we do those things with the community. At Florida Oceanographic Society, our goal is to take actions that not only help restore and conserve our ocean’s precious resources, but engage and directly involve our community in those efforts.

We hope each action taken not only results in our oceans being left in a better state, but that the people who helped us learned something new about why that action was important; and that they will, in turn, be inspired to take another action (for example, clean a beach, recycle, teach someone else what they learned, vote, etc.) that will ultimately lead to a cleaner, healthier ocean.

So on World Oceans Day on June 8, we celebrated every action, great or small, that helps restore and improve our oceans. That seagrass you planted or that oyster shell you dropped in the water causes a ripple that builds and builds into a wave of inspiration across our community and beyond.

Vincent Encomio is director of scientific research and conservation at Florida Oceanographic Society in Stuart.

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Not Just A Routine Traffic Stop!

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Article by: Robin Hall – Out2News

Port St. Lucie – You know that feeling in your stomach when you see those lights flashing behind you when a cop is pulling you over? Yup! That’s the one!

Today on U.S. Federal Highway I in Port St Lucie, I had that happen to me, I had that feeling in my stomach and I wasn’t even driving! Coming back from the Fort Pierce Women’s Club driving home. The officer pulled my friend over.

She knew right away what the problem was,she had just purchased her new license plate the day before but had not put it on because she did not have a screwdriver!

The officer came over to her window and ask for her license, insurance, etc., which she gave him. She asked him if she was being pulled over because the plate was out-of-date (yesterday). The officer replied, “yes.” She told him that the plate was in the car and he asked her to show it to him, which she did.

He then went back to his cruiser and came back with a screwdriver started putting her new license plate on her car. That was too cool! I own Out2News a local online newspaper in St. Lucie County so I thought this is way too cool for this officer to do this, so I asked him if I could take a photo. I took the photo of the “Good Samitarian” act of kindness the Port St.Lucie officers’ name is B. Cuevas. There were four of us in the car before everything was done we were all out of the car thanking the officer and his back up officer B. Saliba, for doing such a good deed. So, you see don’t always need to think that you are getting pulled over and it’s going to be a awful experience, sometimes it’s just too cool.

Thank you once again to the Port St. Lucie Police Department for the kindness and thoughtfulness to four crazy ladies on a Friday afternoon!

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