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“Taste of Jensen” Returns to Downtown Jensen Beach December 11

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Jensen Beach-The “Taste of Jensen”, a 21-year Jensen Beach holiday tradition, will be held Tuesday, December 11 in downtown Jensen Beach. Event hours are 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

Tickets can be purchased at Seacoast Bank (Jensen Beach Blvd. Branch), the Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce, and Jan’s Place Restaurant. Tickets are $35 and are also available online at http://www.jensenbeach.biz

Taste patrons will get the opportunity to taste and sample food and beverages from 20 of the finest eateries and lounges in Jensen Beach as well as be entertained with live music by The String Assassins, James Graham Steel Pan Music, and Dawn Marie & Rick.

Each year participating restaurants compete for awards including People’s Choice, Best Presentation, Best Featured Entrée, Best Appetizer, Best Dessert, and Best Beverage.

New England Fish Market & Restaurant was awarded the 2017 People’s Choice Award by serving the restaurants’ famous Stuffed Shrimp. New England Fish Market & Restaurant previously won the prestigious award in 1997.

Johnny’s Half Shell, a new Jensen Beach restaurant, and The Goose Pub a new downtown Jensen Beach lounge will be participating in this year’s event. Restaurant favorites returning to date include: 11 Maple Street Restaurant, Bunkhouse Coffee Bar, Castaways Gastropub, Crawdaddy’s N’awlins Grill and Bar, Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House, Drift Kitchen & Bar, Jan’s Place Restaurant, Kyle G’s Prime Seafood & Steak, Lures Riverfront Restaurant, Mary’s Gourmet Kitchen, Mulligan’s Beach House Bar & Grill, New England Fish Market & Restaurant, Peter’s Steakhouse, Pineapple Jack’s Bistro, The Magic Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill, and Jersey Mike’s Subs.

The “Taste of Jensen” is a Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce event.

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All New Community Garden Sprouts up in East Stuart

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STUART—On the chilly afternoon of Nov. 27, House of Hope and the City of Stuart proudly invited the community and several local notables to celebrate the official opening of the all-new East Stuart Community Garden located at 520 SE Florida Street in Stuart.

The newly cleared and fenced area features a series of raised garden beds and trellises which will function as part of House of Hope’s Gardening to Grow Healthy Children and Families program focusing on increasing awareness of the health benefits of good nutrition and the basics of gardening. The program strives to change unhealthy eating habits and encourage a more active lifestyle through healthy cooking classes, demonstrations and gardening activities.

Through hands-on instruction, members of the community will participate in the planning, planting, maintenance and harvesting of the garden. While learning gardening basics, participants will also be educated about the health benefits of consuming more fresh fruits and vegetables, choosing healthy snacks, and the benefits of an active lifestyle. House of Hope currently operates the same model in both the Banner Lake and Golden Gate communities.

City of Stuart commissioner, Eula Clark, addressed the gathering, “this garden will be a reflection of the vibrancy of the East Stuart Community in how it will grow and glow.”

The East Stuart Community Garden has been made possible through a collaborative effort between House of Hope, the City of Stuart, Children’s Services Council and several private donors.

For more information about House of Hope’s nutrition gardens, visit hohmartin.org/nutrition-gardens or contact the agricultural coordinator, Laura Lyman at (772) 286-4673 x 1018.

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All New Community Garden Sprouts up in East Stuart

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STUART—On the chilly afternoon of Nov. 27, House of Hope and the City of Stuart proudly invited the community and several local notables to celebrate the official opening of the all-new East Stuart Community Garden located at 520 SE Florida Street in Stuart.

The newly cleared and fenced area features a series of raised garden beds and trellises which will function as part of House of Hope’s Gardening to Grow Healthy Children and Families program focusing on increasing awareness of the health benefits of good nutrition and the basics of gardening. The program strives to change unhealthy eating habits and encourage a more active lifestyle through healthy cooking classes, demonstrations and gardening activities.

Through hands-on instruction, members of the community will participate in the planning, planting, maintenance and harvesting of the garden. While learning gardening basics, participants will also be educated about the health benefits of consuming more fresh fruits and vegetables, choosing healthy snacks, and the benefits of an active lifestyle. House of Hope currently operates the same model in both the Banner Lake and Golden Gate communities.

City of Stuart commissioner, Eula Clark, addressed the gathering, “this garden will be a reflection of the vibrancy of the East Stuart Community in how it will grow and glow.”

The East Stuart Community Garden has been made possible through a collaborative effort between House of Hope, the City of Stuart, Children’s Services Council and several private donors.

For more information about House of Hope’s nutrition gardens, visit hohmartin.org/nutrition-gardens or contact the agricultural coordinator, Laura Lyman at (772) 286-4673 x 1018.

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All New Community Garden Sprouts up in East Stuart

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STUART—On the chilly afternoon of Nov. 27, House of Hope and the City of Stuart proudly invited the community and several local notables to celebrate the official opening of the all-new East Stuart Community Garden located at 520 SE Florida Street in Stuart.

The newly cleared and fenced area features a series of raised garden beds and trellises which will function as part of House of Hope’s Gardening to Grow Healthy Children and Families program focusing on increasing awareness of the health benefits of good nutrition and the basics of gardening. The program strives to change unhealthy eating habits and encourage a more active lifestyle through healthy cooking classes, demonstrations and gardening activities.

Through hands-on instruction, members of the community will participate in the planning, planting, maintenance and harvesting of the garden. While learning gardening basics, participants will also be educated about the health benefits of consuming more fresh fruits and vegetables, choosing healthy snacks, and the benefits of an active lifestyle. House of Hope currently operates the same model in both the Banner Lake and Golden Gate communities.

City of Stuart commissioner, Eula Clark, addressed the gathering, “this garden will be a reflection of the vibrancy of the East Stuart Community in how it will grow and glow.”

The East Stuart Community Garden has been made possible through a collaborative effort between House of Hope, the City of Stuart, Children’s Services Council and several private donors.

For more information about House of Hope’s nutrition gardens, visit hohmartin.org/nutrition-gardens or contact the agricultural coordinator, Laura Lyman at (772) 286-4673 x 1018.

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All New Community Garden Sprouts up in East Stuart

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STUART—On the chilly afternoon of Nov. 27, House of Hope and the City of Stuart proudly invited the community and several local notables to celebrate the official opening of the all-new East Stuart Community Garden located at 520 SE Florida Street in Stuart.

The newly cleared and fenced area features a series of raised garden beds and trellises which will function as part of House of Hope’s Gardening to Grow Healthy Children and Families program focusing on increasing awareness of the health benefits of good nutrition and the basics of gardening. The program strives to change unhealthy eating habits and encourage a more active lifestyle through healthy cooking classes, demonstrations and gardening activities.

Through hands-on instruction, members of the community will participate in the planning, planting, maintenance and harvesting of the garden. While learning gardening basics, participants will also be educated about the health benefits of consuming more fresh fruits and vegetables, choosing healthy snacks, and the benefits of an active lifestyle. House of Hope currently operates the same model in both the Banner Lake and Golden Gate communities.

City of Stuart commissioner, Eula Clark, addressed the gathering, “this garden will be a reflection of the vibrancy of the East Stuart Community in how it will grow and glow.”

The East Stuart Community Garden has been made possible through a collaborative effort between House of Hope, the City of Stuart, Children’s Services Council and several private donors.

For more information about House of Hope’s nutrition gardens, visit hohmartin.org/nutrition-gardens or contact the agricultural coordinator, Laura Lyman at (772) 286-4673 x 1018.

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All New Community Garden Sprouts up in East Stuart

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STUART—On the chilly afternoon of Nov. 27, House of Hope and the City of Stuart proudly invited the community and several local notables to celebrate the official opening of the all-new East Stuart Community Garden located at 520 SE Florida Street in Stuart.

The newly cleared and fenced area features a series of raised garden beds and trellises which will function as part of House of Hope’s Gardening to Grow Healthy Children and Families program focusing on increasing awareness of the health benefits of good nutrition and the basics of gardening. The program strives to change unhealthy eating habits and encourage a more active lifestyle through healthy cooking classes, demonstrations and gardening activities.

Through hands-on instruction, members of the community will participate in the planning, planting, maintenance and harvesting of the garden. While learning gardening basics, participants will also be educated about the health benefits of consuming more fresh fruits and vegetables, choosing healthy snacks, and the benefits of an active lifestyle. House of Hope currently operates the same model in both the Banner Lake and Golden Gate communities.

City of Stuart commissioner, Eula Clark, addressed the gathering, “this garden will be a reflection of the vibrancy of the East Stuart Community in how it will grow and glow.”

The East Stuart Community Garden has been made possible through a collaborative effort between House of Hope, the City of Stuart, Children’s Services Council and several private donors.

For more information about House of Hope’s nutrition gardens, visit hohmartin.org/nutrition-gardens or contact the agricultural coordinator, Laura Lyman at (772) 286-4673 x 1018.

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The Law Offices of Travis R. Walker was honored at the 3rd Annual Law Firm 500 Award as one of America’s Fastest Growing Law Firms

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The Law Offices of Travis R. Walker, P.A.
is ranked 196 on the Law Firm 500 list achieving 59% growth.

Stuart, Florida, October 20, 2018 – On Saturday, October 20, 2018 the Law Firm 500 Award committee recognized the list of 2018 Honorees ranking The Law Offices of Travis R. Walker, P.A. as #196 on its 3rd Annual Law Firm 500 Honorees List. The published list recognizes law firms that have achieved significant growth in revenues. These firms are being honored for the velocity of their growth, strategic vision, and unwavering commitment to succeed. The award honorees are a beacon of light for the legal industry demonstrating innovation, operational excellence, and a commitment to client service.
“The Law Offices of Travis R. Walker, P.A. is honored and humbled to be recognized for its service to its clients,” said Travis R. Walker, founder of the firm. “We look forward to continuing to serve our clients and are so grateful for the growth we have achieved.”

About Travis R. Walker
Travis R. Walker, Esq. is the founder of The Law Offices of Travis R. Walker, P.A. Travis is a graduate of Port St. Lucie High School, Indian River Community College, Florida Atlantic University, and Florida Coastal School of Law. Travis practices real estate law and civil litigation. He also provides consulting regarding governmental affairs and public policy. Travis found his inspiration to practice law from his involvement in public service and charities. His participation had allowed him to gain exposure towards service-oriented lawyers, and due to this, he has now been practicing law for ten years.
Travis is an active member of the community where he has served on the Economic Growth Team of Port St. Lucie, the Planning and Zoning Board of Port St. Lucie, the St. Lucie County Boys and Girls Club, United Way of St. Lucie County, the Port St. Lucie Area Council for the St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce and the St. Lucie County Education Foundation. He also served as a judge for the 19th Judicial Circuit of Florida Teen Court, the City of Port St. Lucie Police Department Youth Court, and the St. Lucie County Young Floridian Scholarship. Travis is a past president of the Port St. Lucie Bar Association. He was a Rotarian and served as Treasurer with the Port St. Lucie Sunset Rotary Club. He was also a former board member of the St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce (and its Governmental Affairs Committee), the St. Lucie County Business Alliance for Prosperity, and for the Medical Liaison Committee for the St. Lucie County Bar Association. Travis has been selected on three separate occasions to serve on the Service Academy Panel for the 18th Congressional District of Florida. He also has served as a Law Clerk for First District Court of Appeal Jurist Philip Padovano. Travis is a member of the Florida Bar, the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, and the Washington State Bar.
Travis currently serves as a board member of the Hibiscus Children’s Center. He is a member of the Major B. Harding Inn of Court and the St. Lucie County Economic Development Council.

Travis’ office is located at 1235 SE Indian Street, Suite 101, Stuart, Florida. His office number is (772) 708-0952. He can also be reached via email at traviswalker@traviswalkerlaw.com. The firm’s website is www.traviswalkerlaw.com.

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Women’s Power Lunch Sponsored Christmas Party for the Kids!

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Jensen Beach – On December 3, 2018 The Women’s Power Lunch Sponsored over 75 Kids from Hibiscus House, House of Hope and Felix Williams Elementary. The Women’s Power Lunch also adopted two Adopt-A-Families!! This event is always hosted by Jan’s Place in downtown Jensen Beach.

Each year The Women’s Power Lunch donate their time and monies, along with purchasing toys for the kids. This wonderful group of powerful women donate throughout the year to different organizations.

The mission of the Women’s Power Lunch is a be who you are, present a message, and join in! This is a ladies’ group that provides Networking and Support, the two basic elements that make it the huge success it is today! This group meets the last Thursday of every month at the Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House in Jensen Beach.

For more information go to their website www.womenspowerlunch.biz.

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Women’s Power Lunch Sponsored Christmas Party for the Kids!

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Jensen Beach – On December 3, 2018 The Women’s Power Lunch Sponsored over 75 Kids from Hibiscus House, House of Hope and Felix Williams Elementary. The Women’s Power Lunch also adopted two Adopt-A-Families!! This event is always hosted by Jan’s Place in downtown Jensen Beach.

Each year The Women’s Power Lunch donate their time and monies, along with purchasing toys for the kids. This wonderful group of powerful women donate throughout the year to different organizations.

The mission of the Women’s Power Lunch is a be who you are, present a message, and join in! This is a ladies’ group that provides Networking and Support, the two basic elements that make it the huge success it is today! This group meets the last Thursday of every month at the Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House in Jensen Beach.

For more information go to their website www.womenspowerlunch.biz.

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

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Women’s Power Lunch Sponsored Christmas Party for the Kids!

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Jensen Beach – On December 3, 2018 The Women’s Power Lunch Sponsored over 75 Kids from Hibiscus House, House of Hope and Felix Williams Elementary. The Women’s Power Lunch also adopted two Adopt-A-Families!! This event is always hosted by Jan’s Place in downtown Jensen Beach.

Each year The Women’s Power Lunch donate their time and monies, along with purchasing toys for the kids. This wonderful group of powerful women donate throughout the year to different organizations.

The mission of the Women’s Power Lunch is a be who you are, present a message, and join in! This is a ladies’ group that provides Networking and Support, the two basic elements that make it the huge success it is today! This group meets the last Thursday of every month at the Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House in Jensen Beach.

For more information go to their website www.womenspowerlunch.biz.

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Women’s Power Lunch Sponsored Christmas Party for the Kids!

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Jensen Beach – On December 3, 2018 The Women’s Power Lunch Sponsored over 75 Kids from Hibiscus House, House of Hope and Felix Williams Elementary. The Women’s Power Lunch also adopted two Adopt-A-Families!! This event is always hosted by Jan’s Place in downtown Jensen Beach.

Each year The Women’s Power Lunch donate their time and monies, along with purchasing toys for the kids. This wonderful group of powerful women donate throughout the year to different organizations.

The mission of the Women’s Power Lunch is a be who you are, present a message, and join in! This is a ladies’ group that provides Networking and Support, the two basic elements that make it the huge success it is today! This group meets the last Thursday of every month at the Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House in Jensen Beach.

For more information go to their website www.womenspowerlunch.biz.

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Women’s Power Lunch Sponsored Christmas Party for the Kids!

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Jensen Beach – On December 3, 2018 The Women’s Power Lunch Sponsored over 75 Kids from Hibiscus House, House of Hope and Felix Williams Elementary. The Women’s Power Lunch also adopted two Adopt-A-Families!! This event is always hosted by Jan’s Place in downtown Jensen Beach.

Each year The Women’s Power Lunch donate their time and monies, along with purchasing toys for the kids. This wonderful group of powerful women donate throughout the year to different organizations.

The mission of the Women’s Power Lunch is a be who you are, present a message, and join in! This is a ladies’ group that provides Networking and Support, the two basic elements that make it the huge success it is today! This group meets the last Thursday of every month at the Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House in Jensen Beach.

For more information go to their website www.womenspowerlunch.biz.

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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Women’s Power Lunch Sponsored Christmas Party for the Kids!

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Jensen Beach – On December 3, 2018 The Women’s Power Lunch Sponsored over 75 Kids from Hibiscus House, House of Hope and Felix Williams Elementary. The Women’s Power Lunch also adopted two Adopt-A-Families!! This event is always hosted by Jan’s Place in downtown Jensen Beach.

Each year The Women’s Power Lunch donate their time and monies, along with purchasing toys for the kids. This wonderful group of powerful women donate throughout the year to different organizations.

The mission of the Women’s Power Lunch is a be who you are, present a message, and join in! This is a ladies’ group that provides Networking and Support, the two basic elements that make it the huge success it is today! This group meets the last Thursday of every month at the Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House in Jensen Beach.

For more information go to their website www.womenspowerlunch.biz.

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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Women’s Power Lunch Sponsored Christmas Party for the Kids!

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Jensen Beach – On December 3, 2018 The Women’s Power Lunch Sponsored over 75 Kids from Hibiscus House, House of Hope and Felix Williams Elementary. The Women’s Power Lunch also adopted two Adopt-A-Families!! This event is always hosted by Jan’s Place in downtown Jensen Beach.

Each year The Women’s Power Lunch donate their time and monies, along with purchasing toys for the kids. This wonderful group of powerful women donate throughout the year to different organizations.

The mission of the Women’s Power Lunch is a be who you are, present a message, and join in! This is a ladies’ group that provides Networking and Support, the two basic elements that make it the huge success it is today! This group meets the last Thursday of every month at the Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House in Jensen Beach.

For more information go to their website www.womenspowerlunch.biz.

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

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Women’s Power Lunch Sponsored Christmas Party for the Kids!

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Jensen Beach – On December 3, 2018 The Women’s Power Lunch Sponsored over 75 Kids from Hibiscus House, House of Hope and Felix Williams Elementary. The Women’s Power Lunch also adopted two Adopt-A-Families!! This event is always hosted by Jan’s Place in downtown Jensen Beach.

Each year The Women’s Power Lunch donate their time and monies, along with purchasing toys for the kids. This wonderful group of powerful women donate throughout the year to different organizations.

The mission of the Women’s Power Lunch is a be who you are, present a message, and join in! This is a ladies’ group that provides Networking and Support, the two basic elements that make it the huge success it is today! This group meets the last Thursday of every month at the Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House in Jensen Beach.

For more information go to their website www.womenspowerlunch.biz.

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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Women’s Power Lunch Sponsored Christmas Party for the Kids!

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Jensen Beach – On December 3, 2018 The Women’s Power Lunch Sponsored over 75 Kids from Hibiscus House, House of Hope and Felix Williams Elementary. The Women’s Power Lunch also adopted two Adopt-A-Families!! This event is always hosted by Jan’s Place in downtown Jensen Beach.

Each year The Women’s Power Lunch donate their time and monies, along with purchasing toys for the kids. This wonderful group of powerful women donate throughout the year to different organizations.

The mission of the Women’s Power Lunch is a be who you are, present a message, and join in! This is a ladies’ group that provides Networking and Support, the two basic elements that make it the huge success it is today! This group meets the last Thursday of every month at the Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House in Jensen Beach.

For more information go to their website www.womenspowerlunch.biz.

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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Women’s Power Lunch Sponsored Christmas Party for the Kids!

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Jensen Beach – On December 3, 2018 The Women’s Power Lunch Sponsored over 75 Kids from Hibiscus House, House of Hope and Felix Williams Elementary. The Women’s Power Lunch also adopted two Adopt-A-Families!! This event is always hosted by Jan’s Place in downtown Jensen Beach.

Each year The Women’s Power Lunch donate their time and monies, along with purchasing toys for the kids. This wonderful group of powerful women donate throughout the year to different organizations.

The mission of the Women’s Power Lunch is a be who you are, present a message, and join in! This is a ladies’ group that provides Networking and Support, the two basic elements that make it the huge success it is today! This group meets the last Thursday of every month at the Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House in Jensen Beach.

For more information go to their website www.womenspowerlunch.biz.

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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Women’s Power Lunch Sponsored Christmas Party for the Kids!

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Jensen Beach – On December 3, 2018 The Women’s Power Lunch Sponsored over 75 Kids from Hibiscus House, House of Hope and Felix Williams Elementary. The Women’s Power Lunch also adopted two Adopt-A-Families!! This event is always hosted by Jan’s Place in downtown Jensen Beach.

Each year The Women’s Power Lunch donate their time and monies, along with purchasing toys for the kids. This wonderful group of powerful women donate throughout the year to different organizations.

The mission of the Women’s Power Lunch is a be who you are, present a message, and join in! This is a ladies’ group that provides Networking and Support, the two basic elements that make it the huge success it is today! This group meets the last Thursday of every month at the Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House in Jensen Beach.

For more information go to their website www.womenspowerlunch.biz.

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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Women’s Power Lunch Sponsored Christmas Party for the Kids!

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Jensen Beach – On December 3, 2018 The Women’s Power Lunch Sponsored over 75 Kids from Hibiscus House, House of Hope and Felix Williams Elementary. The Women’s Power Lunch also adopted two Adopt-A-Families!! This event is always hosted by Jan’s Place in downtown Jensen Beach.

Each year The Women’s Power Lunch donate their time and monies, along with purchasing toys for the kids. This wonderful group of powerful women donate throughout the year to different organizations.

The mission of the Women’s Power Lunch is a be who you are, present a message, and join in! This is a ladies’ group that provides Networking and Support, the two basic elements that make it the huge success it is today! This group meets the last Thursday of every month at the Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House in Jensen Beach.

For more information go to their website www.womenspowerlunch.biz.

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Women’s Power Lunch Sponsored Christmas Party for the Kids!

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Jensen Beach – On December 3, 2018 The Women’s Power Lunch Sponsored over 75 Kids from Hibiscus House, House of Hope and Felix Williams Elementary. The Women’s Power Lunch also adopted two Adopt-A-Families!! This event is always hosted by Jan’s Place in downtown Jensen Beach.

Each year The Women’s Power Lunch donate their time and monies, along with purchasing toys for the kids. This wonderful group of powerful women donate throughout the year to different organizations.

The mission of the Women’s Power Lunch is a be who you are, present a message, and join in! This is a ladies’ group that provides Networking and Support, the two basic elements that make it the huge success it is today! This group meets the last Thursday of every month at the Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House in Jensen Beach.

For more information go to their website www.womenspowerlunch.biz.

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Women’s Power Lunch Sponsored Christmas Party for the Kids!

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Jensen Beach – On December 3, 2018 The Women’s Power Lunch Sponsored over 75 Kids from Hibiscus House, House of Hope and Felix Williams Elementary. The Women’s Power Lunch also adopted two Adopt-A-Families!! This event is always hosted by Jan’s Place in downtown Jensen Beach.

Each year The Women’s Power Lunch donate their time and monies, along with purchasing toys for the kids. This wonderful group of powerful women donate throughout the year to different organizations.

The mission of the Women’s Power Lunch is a be who you are, present a message, and join in! This is a ladies’ group that provides Networking and Support, the two basic elements that make it the huge success it is today! This group meets the last Thursday of every month at the Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House in Jensen Beach.

For more information go to their website www.womenspowerlunch.biz.

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Women’s Power Lunch Sponsored Christmas Party for the Kids!

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Jensen Beach – On December 3, 2018 The Women’s Power Lunch Sponsored over 75 Kids from Hibiscus House, House of Hope and Felix Williams Elementary. The Women’s Power Lunch also adopted two Adopt-A-Families!! This event is always hosted by Jan’s Place in downtown Jensen Beach.

Each year The Women’s Power Lunch donate their time and monies, along with purchasing toys for the kids. This wonderful group of powerful women donate throughout the year to different organizations.

The mission of the Women’s Power Lunch is a be who you are, present a message, and join in! This is a ladies’ group that provides Networking and Support, the two basic elements that make it the huge success it is today! This group meets the last Thursday of every month at the Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House in Jensen Beach.

For more information go to their website www.womenspowerlunch.biz.

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Women’s Power Lunch Sponsored Christmas Party for the Kids!

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Jensen Beach – On December 3, 2018 The Women’s Power Lunch Sponsored over 75 Kids from Hibiscus House, House of Hope and Felix Williams Elementary. The Women’s Power Lunch also adopted two Adopt-A-Families!! This event is always hosted by Jan’s Place in downtown Jensen Beach.

Each year The Women’s Power Lunch donate their time and monies, along with purchasing toys for the kids. This wonderful group of powerful women donate throughout the year to different organizations.

The mission of the Women’s Power Lunch is a be who you are, present a message, and join in! This is a ladies’ group that provides Networking and Support, the two basic elements that make it the huge success it is today! This group meets the last Thursday of every month at the Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House in Jensen Beach.

For more information go to their website www.womenspowerlunch.biz.

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Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast Children’s Ball 2018

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November 10th The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast, hosted its Superhero Smash. The Children’s Ball is all about the kids, but we included some fun activities for the adults as well. In fact, 95% of the adults embraced the event theme and dressed up too. All of the kids came dressed as their favorite Super Hero. We saw Bat Man, Cat Woman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Super Girl, and the Joker just to name a few. The museum was transformed into a real life comic book. All of the guests enjoyed a full buffet, face painting, a tattoo artist, a live DJ, and a balloon artist who encased himself into a 7 foot bubble. We are SUPER excited to announce that the event raised over $12,000. Proceeds from the event will be used help update and improve some of the Museum’s existing exhibits, and also support The Children’s Museum educational programs.

Special thanks to all our donors and supporters around the Treasure Coast for their continued support.

Contact Tammy at The Children’s Museum for more information at 772-225-7575 x203

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Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast Children’s Ball 2018

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November 10th The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast, hosted its Superhero Smash. The Children’s Ball is all about the kids, but we included some fun activities for the adults as well. In fact, 95% of the adults embraced the event theme and dressed up too. All of the kids came dressed as their favorite Super Hero. We saw Bat Man, Cat Woman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Super Girl, and the Joker just to name a few. The museum was transformed into a real life comic book. All of the guests enjoyed a full buffet, face painting, a tattoo artist, a live DJ, and a balloon artist who encased himself into a 7 foot bubble. We are SUPER excited to announce that the event raised over $12,000. Proceeds from the event will be used help update and improve some of the Museum’s existing exhibits, and also support The Children’s Museum educational programs.

Special thanks to all our donors and supporters around the Treasure Coast for their continued support.

Contact Tammy at The Children’s Museum for more information at 772-225-7575 x203

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Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast Children’s Ball 2018

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November 10th The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast, hosted its Superhero Smash. The Children’s Ball is all about the kids, but we included some fun activities for the adults as well. In fact, 95% of the adults embraced the event theme and dressed up too. All of the kids came dressed as their favorite Super Hero. We saw Bat Man, Cat Woman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Super Girl, and the Joker just to name a few. The museum was transformed into a real life comic book. All of the guests enjoyed a full buffet, face painting, a tattoo artist, a live DJ, and a balloon artist who encased himself into a 7 foot bubble. We are SUPER excited to announce that the event raised over $12,000. Proceeds from the event will be used help update and improve some of the Museum’s existing exhibits, and also support The Children’s Museum educational programs.

Special thanks to all our donors and supporters around the Treasure Coast for their continued support.

Contact Tammy at The Children’s Museum for more information at 772-225-7575 x203

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Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast Children’s Ball 2018

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November 10th The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast, hosted its Superhero Smash. The Children’s Ball is all about the kids, but we included some fun activities for the adults as well. In fact, 95% of the adults embraced the event theme and dressed up too. All of the kids came dressed as their favorite Super Hero. We saw Bat Man, Cat Woman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Super Girl, and the Joker just to name a few. The museum was transformed into a real life comic book. All of the guests enjoyed a full buffet, face painting, a tattoo artist, a live DJ, and a balloon artist who encased himself into a 7 foot bubble. We are SUPER excited to announce that the event raised over $12,000. Proceeds from the event will be used help update and improve some of the Museum’s existing exhibits, and also support The Children’s Museum educational programs.

Special thanks to all our donors and supporters around the Treasure Coast for their continued support.

Contact Tammy at The Children’s Museum for more information at 772-225-7575 x203

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Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast Children’s Ball 2018

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November 10th The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast, hosted its Superhero Smash. The Children’s Ball is all about the kids, but we included some fun activities for the adults as well. In fact, 95% of the adults embraced the event theme and dressed up too. All of the kids came dressed as their favorite Super Hero. We saw Bat Man, Cat Woman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Super Girl, and the Joker just to name a few. The museum was transformed into a real life comic book. All of the guests enjoyed a full buffet, face painting, a tattoo artist, a live DJ, and a balloon artist who encased himself into a 7 foot bubble. We are SUPER excited to announce that the event raised over $12,000. Proceeds from the event will be used help update and improve some of the Museum’s existing exhibits, and also support The Children’s Museum educational programs.

Special thanks to all our donors and supporters around the Treasure Coast for their continued support.

Contact Tammy at The Children’s Museum for more information at 772-225-7575 x203

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Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast Children’s Ball 2018

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November 10th The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast, hosted its Superhero Smash. The Children’s Ball is all about the kids, but we included some fun activities for the adults as well. In fact, 95% of the adults embraced the event theme and dressed up too. All of the kids came dressed as their favorite Super Hero. We saw Bat Man, Cat Woman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Super Girl, and the Joker just to name a few. The museum was transformed into a real life comic book. All of the guests enjoyed a full buffet, face painting, a tattoo artist, a live DJ, and a balloon artist who encased himself into a 7 foot bubble. We are SUPER excited to announce that the event raised over $12,000. Proceeds from the event will be used help update and improve some of the Museum’s existing exhibits, and also support The Children’s Museum educational programs.

Special thanks to all our donors and supporters around the Treasure Coast for their continued support.

Contact Tammy at The Children’s Museum for more information at 772-225-7575 x203

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Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast Children’s Ball 2018

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November 10th The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast, hosted its Superhero Smash. The Children’s Ball is all about the kids, but we included some fun activities for the adults as well. In fact, 95% of the adults embraced the event theme and dressed up too. All of the kids came dressed as their favorite Super Hero. We saw Bat Man, Cat Woman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Super Girl, and the Joker just to name a few. The museum was transformed into a real life comic book. All of the guests enjoyed a full buffet, face painting, a tattoo artist, a live DJ, and a balloon artist who encased himself into a 7 foot bubble. We are SUPER excited to announce that the event raised over $12,000. Proceeds from the event will be used help update and improve some of the Museum’s existing exhibits, and also support The Children’s Museum educational programs.

Special thanks to all our donors and supporters around the Treasure Coast for their continued support.

Contact Tammy at The Children’s Museum for more information at 772-225-7575 x203

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Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast Children’s Ball 2018

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November 10th The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast, hosted its Superhero Smash. The Children’s Ball is all about the kids, but we included some fun activities for the adults as well. In fact, 95% of the adults embraced the event theme and dressed up too. All of the kids came dressed as their favorite Super Hero. We saw Bat Man, Cat Woman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Super Girl, and the Joker just to name a few. The museum was transformed into a real life comic book. All of the guests enjoyed a full buffet, face painting, a tattoo artist, a live DJ, and a balloon artist who encased himself into a 7 foot bubble. We are SUPER excited to announce that the event raised over $12,000. Proceeds from the event will be used help update and improve some of the Museum’s existing exhibits, and also support The Children’s Museum educational programs.

Special thanks to all our donors and supporters around the Treasure Coast for their continued support.

Contact Tammy at The Children’s Museum for more information at 772-225-7575 x203

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Stacey Hetherington New District 2 Martin County Commissioner

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Stuart- On Tuesday, November 20th at the Martin County Commission Chambers, located at 2401 Monterey Road the Inauguration of Stacey Hetherington who was sworn in by Judge Steven J. Levin, 19th Judicial Circuit Court.

Stacey Hetherington is the new District 2 commissioner for Martin County. A small reception was held in the lobby after the ceremony. Ms. Hetherington is a third generation native of Martin County.

She graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in journalism and public relations and has been active in Martin County for the past 20 years.Out2martincounty.com is a photo journal featuring people, “Who they are, what they do and where they do it”.

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Stacey Hetherington New District 2 Martin County Commissioner

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Stuart- On Tuesday, November 20th at the Martin County Commission Chambers, located at 2401 Monterey Road the Inauguration of Stacey Hetherington who was sworn in by Judge Steven J. Levin, 19th Judicial Circuit Court.

Stacey Hetherington is the new District 2 commissioner for Martin County. A small reception was held in the lobby after the ceremony. Ms. Hetherington is a third generation native of Martin County.

She graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in journalism and public relations and has been active in Martin County for the past 20 years.Out2martincounty.com is a photo journal featuring people, “Who they are, what they do and where they do it”.

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Stacey Hetherington New District 2 Martin County Commissioner

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Stuart- On Tuesday, November 20th at the Martin County Commission Chambers, located at 2401 Monterey Road the Inauguration of Stacey Hetherington who was sworn in by Judge Steven J. Levin, 19th Judicial Circuit Court.

Stacey Hetherington is the new District 2 commissioner for Martin County. A small reception was held in the lobby after the ceremony. Ms. Hetherington is a third generation native of Martin County.

She graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in journalism and public relations and has been active in Martin County for the past 20 years.Out2martincounty.com is a photo journal featuring people, “Who they are, what they do and where they do it”.

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Stacey Hetherington New District 2 Martin County Commissioner

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Stuart- On Tuesday, November 20th at the Martin County Commission Chambers, located at 2401 Monterey Road the Inauguration of Stacey Hetherington who was sworn in by Judge Steven J. Levin, 19th Judicial Circuit Court.

Stacey Hetherington is the new District 2 commissioner for Martin County. A small reception was held in the lobby after the ceremony. Ms. Hetherington is a third generation native of Martin County.

She graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in journalism and public relations and has been active in Martin County for the past 20 years.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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Stacey Hetherington New District 2 Martin County Commissioner

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Stuart- On Tuesday, November 20th at the Martin County Commission Chambers, located at 2401 Monterey Road the Inauguration of Stacey Hetherington who was sworn in by Judge Steven J. Levin, 19th Judicial Circuit Court.

Stacey Hetherington is the new District 2 commissioner for Martin County. A small reception was held in the lobby after the ceremony. Ms. Hetherington is a third generation native of Martin County.

She graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in journalism and public relations and has been active in Martin County for the past 20 years.Out2martincounty.com is a photo journal featuring people, “Who they are, what they do and where they do it”.

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TREASURE COAST HOSPICE FOUNDATION RECEIVES GRANT FROM
DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY FOUNDATION TO ENHANCE COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE

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STUART-Treasure Coast Hospice Foundation announced today that it received a generous grant from The Dow Chemical Company Foundation for Treasure Coast Hospice in support of hospice care as an important part of the health delivery system in our area.

The grant is part of The Dow Chemical Company Foundation’s support to local communities where employees and retirees live. The grant is made in recognition of the value of hospice in a community’s health care system and to honor the hospice volunteers for their special contribution.

“The Dow Chemical Company Foundation recognizes the valuable service hospice provides Treasure Coast residents,” says Dennis Kompare, Retiree Corps member, “and we also recognize the vital role volunteers play in providing these services. We are proud of the Dow and Dow subsidiary employees and retirees who dedicate their time as hospice volunteers.”

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Does the “Corporate Veil” Really Protect Your Personal Assets?

Article by: Brandon Woodward P.A.

Out2News.comYou may have done your homework and weighed your options. Perhaps you’ve even considered the tax and non-tax implications for common business entities. We bet you’re also intrigued by the protections certain business entities afford their owners. The “corporate veil” that protects personal assets of the business owners can make a corporation or limited liability company (LLC) look very attractive.

To many, the word “veil” conjures up a sheer, flimsy, ethereal piece of material—perhaps fluttering behind a beautiful bride. And yet, this same term is used by many business owners to describe the personal asset protection provided to owners of a corporation or LLC. Of course, with the right strategy you can make your veil much stronger than the one worn by a bride.

Here’s what you can do to make your veil puncture proof.

Corporation and LLC Asset Protection Background

Corporations and LLCs are statute-created business entities, meaning they have been created by the legislature of your state. Courts view corporations and most LLCs as distinct entities, separate from the people—the owners—who comprise them. For this reason, the owners are not held personally liable for the business debts . . . unless a court decides to “pierce the corporate veil.” “Piercing the corporate veil” involves the court disregarding the entity’s separate status and holding its owners liable for the business debts, putting the owner’s personal property on the line.

Bottom line: When the veil is pierced, you can lose personal assets (your home, car, bank accounts, or more), even if you did nothing wrong.

WARNING: The smaller and more closely held the business, the more intensely the court will scrutinize it. Small business owners must pay particular attention to this issue.

How to Make Your Corporate Veil Strong

Corporations and LLCs are excellent business entity choices for protecting the owner’s personal assets from creditors. But the protection is only as good as the commitment to operate the entity as a proper business entity. Here are some specific business practices you should consider implementing if you have not already done so.

Uphold all statute-mandated formalities.

Keep business funds in separate bank accounts from personal funds.

For business transactions, always use the business’s full legal name and sign all documents in your formal capacity.

Follow the corporate bylaws or LLC operating agreement and amend them when necessary.

Make sure the business is adequately capitalized.

Ensure the business and all related parties comply with all applicable rules, policies, and laws.

This upkeep is essential to maximizing the protection the corporation or LLC provides to its owners. If you are relying on a corporate veil to protect your personal assets, make sure that veil is made of Kevlar®.

How We Can Help

We are here to help your business meet all of the formal statutory requirements to protect your corporate veil and offer additional guidance. With our expertise and experience, you can leave the compliance headaches to us and focus on what matters most to you, growing your business.

The Law Office of Brandon Woodward,P.A.
27 SE Ocean Boulevard, Stuart, FL 34994
772.497.6544 / brandon@woodwardcounsel.com

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Seeking Help Putting a Turkey on Every Table this Thanksgiving

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Who: House of Hope

What: The Holiday Meal program is in need of donations to provide nearly 400 Martin County households with a traditional turkey dinner for Thanksgiving.

Where: Any House of Hope pantry location

When: Now through Nov. 16, 2018.

Why: House of Hope has a list of nearly 400 Martin County residents who are eligible and in need of help this holiday season. From families with small children to the elderly, these households frequently come to the agency’s pantries for fresh produce, baked goods, dry ingredients, canned foods, frozen meat and more- but this Holiday Season they’re missing an essential traditional ingredient: Turkey.

Details: Donors may bring fresh or frozen turkeys to any House of Hope location throughout Martin County, particularly the food distribution center at the agency’s main office in Stuart. A special arrangement has been made to allow House of Hope to purchase more turkeys at wholesale prices, so monetary donations are also very impactful.

House of Hope has pantry locations in Stuart, Hobe Sound, Indiantown, and Jensen Beach which are all prepared to accept donations of turkey, stuffing and any other non-perishable side dishes. Monetary donations can be accepted via hohmartin.org, called over the phone to (772) 286-4673 or mailed to 2484 SE Bonita Street, Stuart, FL 34997.

ABOUT HOUSE OF HOPE

Founded in 1984, House of Hope touches the lives of over 5,500 people per month with services that include basic needs — food, clothing, furniture, financial assistance — and long-term case management which helps people build life skills for a more self-sufficient future. The agency has service centers and thrift stores in Stuart, Hobe Sound, Indiantown and Jensen Beach. Several nutrition gardens and the newly constructed Agricultural and Vocational Production Farm provide a sustainable source of fresh produce for clients as well as nutrition education and vocational opportunities to the community. House of Hope’s Golden Gate Center for Enrichment in Stuart offers free programs, technology, and workshops designed to enhance life skills, earning potential, health and overall well-being.

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Treasure Coast Hospice Offers Guidance for Coping with the Holidays Interactive Workshops
Scheduled for November 14 and 16

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STUART – The holidays often present a special challenge for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Drawing on its experience of helping people through the grief process, Treasure Coast Hospice will hold interactive Coping with the Holidays workshops for the community on Wednesday, November 14, 10 am to noon, at the Thomas Counseling Center, 5000 Dunn Road, Ft. Pierce and on Friday, November 16, 10 am to noon, at the Mayes Center, 1201 SE Indian Street, Stuart.

Workshop participants will gain insight and greater understanding about the grieving process, discover five steps for surviving the holidays and learn how to find new meaning for the season.

“Recognizing, expressing, and accepting a loss is fundamental to the healing process and this is especially so during the holidays,” said Jacki Nardone, LCSW and Treasure Coast Hospice Director of Grief Support and Pediatric Services. “Our workshops highlight the importance of caring for yourself while providing those who are grieving with tangible ways to find comfort in fond memories and renewed meaning in the season.”

The holiday season is often filled with special traditions that give life meaning and comfort. Coping with the Holidays will offer participants an opportunity to reflect and discuss rituals that are important to carry on as well as how new traditions can help bring comfort and even honor or remember loved ones who have died.

All members of the community are invited to attend the Coping with the Holidays workshops. To register, please visit treasurehealth.org/coping-with-the-holidays-2018/or call 772-403-4530.

For more information about the workshops or Treasure Coast Hospice’s Grief Support programs, visit www.treasurehealth.org.

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Stuart Veterans Day Parade

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Stuart – November 11, 2018 The Stuart Veterans Day Parade was held in Downtown Stuart.  The parade started at 10:00 am and continued until 12:00 at the Stuart Memorial Park on Ocean Boulevard. A ceremony followed the parade. Individuals in the event were local school bands, local fire and law enforcement, veterans, military groups including ROTC and many students and motorcycle clubs from the area.

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Stuart Veterans Day Parade

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Stuart – November 11, 2018 The Stuart Veterans Day Parade was held in Downtown Stuart.  The parade started at 10:00 am and continued until 12:00 at the Stuart Memorial Park on Ocean Boulevard. A ceremony followed the parade. Individuals in the event were local school bands, local fire and law enforcement, veterans, military groups including ROTC and many students and motorcycle clubs from the area.

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Stuart Veterans Day Parade

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Stuart – November 11, 2018 The Stuart Veterans Day Parade was held in Downtown Stuart.  The parade started at 10:00 am and continued until 12:00 at the Stuart Memorial Park on Ocean Boulevard. A ceremony followed the parade. Individuals in the event were local school bands, local fire and law enforcement, veterans, military groups including ROTC and many students and motorcycle clubs from the area.

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Stuart Veterans Day Parade

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Stuart – November 11, 2018 The Stuart Veterans Day Parade was held in Downtown Stuart.  The parade started at 10:00 am and continued until 12:00 at the Stuart Memorial Park on Ocean Boulevard. A ceremony followed the parade. Individuals in the event were local school bands, local fire and law enforcement, veterans, military groups including ROTC and many students and motorcycle clubs from the area.

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Stuart Veterans Day Parade

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Stuart – November 11, 2018 The Stuart Veterans Day Parade was held in Downtown Stuart.  The parade started at 10:00 am and continued until 12:00 at the Stuart Memorial Park on Ocean Boulevard. A ceremony followed the parade. Individuals in the event were local school bands, local fire and law enforcement, veterans, military groups including ROTC and many students and motorcycle clubs from the area.

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Stuart Veterans Day Parade

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Stuart – November 11, 2018 The Stuart Veterans Day Parade was held in Downtown Stuart.  The parade started at 10:00 am and continued until 12:00 at the Stuart Memorial Park on Ocean Boulevard. A ceremony followed the parade. Individuals in the event were local school bands, local fire and law enforcement, veterans, military groups including ROTC and many students and motorcycle clubs from the area.

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2018 Audi Stuart Air Show

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Stuart – The Stuart Air show was held at Witham Field on November 2-4th. Performers were the AV-8B United States Marine Corp Harrier, The Air Combat Command F-16 Viper Demonstration Team,Kyle Franklin, Vampire Airshows,Phillips 66 Aerostars,Bob Carlton, Vertigo Airshows,Korean War Hero: (Jim “Torc” Tobul), Quick Silver P-51 (Scott “Scooter” Yolk) and so much more just to name a few. The award-winning Audi Stuart Air Show is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes a safe, family entertainment event, highlights aviation, and provides financial support to its benefiting non-profit organizations including:United Way of Martin County, Road to Victory Military Museum, Special Olympics, City of Stuart Police Department Explorer Post #878, Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club, South Florida, Civil Air Patrol 8024 Stuart Cadet Squadron, St. Lucie West Centennial High School, as well as many other deserving community organizations and charities. Annual scholarships are also awarded to local high schools.

The “Memphis Belle” was one of the pieces of history at the air show. The B-17 is one of 47 left in the world and only a dozen or so that are still flying.

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2018 Audi Stuart Air Show

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Stuart – The Stuart Air show was held at Witham Field on November 2-4th. Performers were the AV-8B United States Marine Corp Harrier, The Air Combat Command F-16 Viper Demonstration Team,Kyle Franklin, Vampire Airshows,Phillips 66 Aerostars,Bob Carlton, Vertigo Airshows,Korean War Hero: (Jim “Torc” Tobul), Quick Silver P-51 (Scott “Scooter” Yolk) and so much more just to name a few. The award-winning Audi Stuart Air Show is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes a safe, family entertainment event, highlights aviation, and provides financial support to its benefiting non-profit organizations including:United Way of Martin County, Road to Victory Military Museum, Special Olympics, City of Stuart Police Department Explorer Post #878, Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club, South Florida, Civil Air Patrol 8024 Stuart Cadet Squadron, St. Lucie West Centennial High School, as well as many other deserving community organizations and charities. Annual scholarships are also awarded to local high schools.

The “Memphis Belle” was one of the pieces of history at the air show. The B-17 is one of 47 left in the world and only a dozen or so that are still flying.

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2018 Audi Stuart Air Show

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Stuart – The Stuart Air show was held at Witham Field on November 2-4th. Performers were the AV-8B United States Marine Corp Harrier, The Air Combat Command F-16 Viper Demonstration Team,Kyle Franklin, Vampire Airshows,Phillips 66 Aerostars,Bob Carlton, Vertigo Airshows,Korean War Hero: (Jim “Torc” Tobul), Quick Silver P-51 (Scott “Scooter” Yolk) and so much more just to name a few. The award-winning Audi Stuart Air Show is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes a safe, family entertainment event, highlights aviation, and provides financial support to its benefiting non-profit organizations including:United Way of Martin County, Road to Victory Military Museum, Special Olympics, City of Stuart Police Department Explorer Post #878, Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club, South Florida, Civil Air Patrol 8024 Stuart Cadet Squadron, St. Lucie West Centennial High School, as well as many other deserving community organizations and charities. Annual scholarships are also awarded to local high schools.

The “Memphis Belle” was one of the pieces of history at the air show. The B-17 is one of 47 left in the world and only a dozen or so that are still flying.

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2018 Audi Stuart Air Show

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Stuart – The Stuart Air show was held at Witham Field on November 2-4th. Performers were the AV-8B United States Marine Corp Harrier, The Air Combat Command F-16 Viper Demonstration Team,Kyle Franklin, Vampire Airshows,Phillips 66 Aerostars,Bob Carlton, Vertigo Airshows,Korean War Hero: (Jim “Torc” Tobul), Quick Silver P-51 (Scott “Scooter” Yolk) and so much more just to name a few. The award-winning Audi Stuart Air Show is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes a safe, family entertainment event, highlights aviation, and provides financial support to its benefiting non-profit organizations including:United Way of Martin County, Road to Victory Military Museum, Special Olympics, City of Stuart Police Department Explorer Post #878, Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club, South Florida, Civil Air Patrol 8024 Stuart Cadet Squadron, St. Lucie West Centennial High School, as well as many other deserving community organizations and charities. Annual scholarships are also awarded to local high schools.

The “Memphis Belle” was one of the pieces of history at the air show. The B-17 is one of 47 left in the world and only a dozen or so that are still flying.

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2018 Audi Stuart Air Show

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Stuart – The Stuart Air show was held at Witham Field on November 2-4th. Performers were the AV-8B United States Marine Corp Harrier, The Air Combat Command F-16 Viper Demonstration Team,Kyle Franklin, Vampire Airshows,Phillips 66 Aerostars,Bob Carlton, Vertigo Airshows,Korean War Hero: (Jim “Torc” Tobul), Quick Silver P-51 (Scott “Scooter” Yolk) and so much more just to name a few. The award-winning Audi Stuart Air Show is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes a safe, family entertainment event, highlights aviation, and provides financial support to its benefiting non-profit organizations including:United Way of Martin County, Road to Victory Military Museum, Special Olympics, City of Stuart Police Department Explorer Post #878, Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club, South Florida, Civil Air Patrol 8024 Stuart Cadet Squadron, St. Lucie West Centennial High School, as well as many other deserving community organizations and charities. Annual scholarships are also awarded to local high schools.

The “Memphis Belle” was one of the pieces of history at the air show. The B-17 is one of 47 left in the world and only a dozen or so that are still flying.

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2018 Audi Stuart Air Show

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Stuart – The Stuart Air show was held at Witham Field on November 2-4th. Performers were the AV-8B United States Marine Corp Harrier, The Air Combat Command F-16 Viper Demonstration Team,Kyle Franklin, Vampire Airshows,Phillips 66 Aerostars,Bob Carlton, Vertigo Airshows,Korean War Hero: (Jim “Torc” Tobul), Quick Silver P-51 (Scott “Scooter” Yolk) and so much more just to name a few. The award-winning Audi Stuart Air Show is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes a safe, family entertainment event, highlights aviation, and provides financial support to its benefiting non-profit organizations including:United Way of Martin County, Road to Victory Military Museum, Special Olympics, City of Stuart Police Department Explorer Post #878, Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club, South Florida, Civil Air Patrol 8024 Stuart Cadet Squadron, St. Lucie West Centennial High School, as well as many other deserving community organizations and charities. Annual scholarships are also awarded to local high schools.

The “Memphis Belle” was one of the pieces of history at the air show. The B-17 is one of 47 left in the world and only a dozen or so that are still flying.

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2018 Audi Stuart Air Show

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Stuart – The Stuart Air show was held at Witham Field on November 2-4th. Performers were the AV-8B United States Marine Corp Harrier, The Air Combat Command F-16 Viper Demonstration Team,Kyle Franklin, Vampire Airshows,Phillips 66 Aerostars,Bob Carlton, Vertigo Airshows,Korean War Hero: (Jim “Torc” Tobul), Quick Silver P-51 (Scott “Scooter” Yolk) and so much more just to name a few. The award-winning Audi Stuart Air Show is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes a safe, family entertainment event, highlights aviation, and provides financial support to its benefiting non-profit organizations including:United Way of Martin County, Road to Victory Military Museum, Special Olympics, City of Stuart Police Department Explorer Post #878, Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club, South Florida, Civil Air Patrol 8024 Stuart Cadet Squadron, St. Lucie West Centennial High School, as well as many other deserving community organizations and charities. Annual scholarships are also awarded to local high schools.

The “Memphis Belle” was one of the pieces of history at the air show. The B-17 is one of 47 left in the world and only a dozen or so that are still flying.

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2018 Audi Stuart Air Show

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Stuart – The Stuart Air show was held at Witham Field on November 2-4th. Performers were the AV-8B United States Marine Corp Harrier, The Air Combat Command F-16 Viper Demonstration Team,Kyle Franklin, Vampire Airshows,Phillips 66 Aerostars,Bob Carlton, Vertigo Airshows,Korean War Hero: (Jim “Torc” Tobul), Quick Silver P-51 (Scott “Scooter” Yolk) and so much more just to name a few. The award-winning Audi Stuart Air Show is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes a safe, family entertainment event, highlights aviation, and provides financial support to its benefiting non-profit organizations including:United Way of Martin County, Road to Victory Military Museum, Special Olympics, City of Stuart Police Department Explorer Post #878, Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club, South Florida, Civil Air Patrol 8024 Stuart Cadet Squadron, St. Lucie West Centennial High School, as well as many other deserving community organizations and charities. Annual scholarships are also awarded to local high schools.

The “Memphis Belle” was one of the pieces of history at the air show. The B-17 is one of 47 left in the world and only a dozen or so that are still flying.

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2018 Audi Stuart Air Show

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Stuart – The Stuart Air show was held at Witham Field on November 2-4th. Performers were the AV-8B United States Marine Corp Harrier, The Air Combat Command F-16 Viper Demonstration Team,Kyle Franklin, Vampire Airshows,Phillips 66 Aerostars,Bob Carlton, Vertigo Airshows,Korean War Hero: (Jim “Torc” Tobul), Quick Silver P-51 (Scott “Scooter” Yolk) and so much more just to name a few. The award-winning Audi Stuart Air Show is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes a safe, family entertainment event, highlights aviation, and provides financial support to its benefiting non-profit organizations including:United Way of Martin County, Road to Victory Military Museum, Special Olympics, City of Stuart Police Department Explorer Post #878, Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club, South Florida, Civil Air Patrol 8024 Stuart Cadet Squadron, St. Lucie West Centennial High School, as well as many other deserving community organizations and charities. Annual scholarships are also awarded to local high schools.

The “Memphis Belle” was one of the pieces of history at the air show. The B-17 is one of 47 left in the world and only a dozen or so that are still flying.

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2018 Audi Stuart Air Show

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Stuart – The Stuart Air show was held at Witham Field on November 2-4th. Performers were the AV-8B United States Marine Corp Harrier, The Air Combat Command F-16 Viper Demonstration Team,Kyle Franklin, Vampire Airshows,Phillips 66 Aerostars,Bob Carlton, Vertigo Airshows,Korean War Hero: (Jim “Torc” Tobul), Quick Silver P-51 (Scott “Scooter” Yolk) and so much more just to name a few. The award-winning Audi Stuart Air Show is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes a safe, family entertainment event, highlights aviation, and provides financial support to its benefiting non-profit organizations including:United Way of Martin County, Road to Victory Military Museum, Special Olympics, City of Stuart Police Department Explorer Post #878, Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club, South Florida, Civil Air Patrol 8024 Stuart Cadet Squadron, St. Lucie West Centennial High School, as well as many other deserving community organizations and charities. Annual scholarships are also awarded to local high schools.

The “Memphis Belle” was one of the pieces of history at the air show. The B-17 is one of 47 left in the world and only a dozen or so that are still flying.

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2018 Audi Stuart Air Show

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Stuart – The Stuart Air show was held at Witham Field on November 2-4th. Performers were the AV-8B United States Marine Corp Harrier, The Air Combat Command F-16 Viper Demonstration Team,Kyle Franklin, Vampire Airshows,Phillips 66 Aerostars,Bob Carlton, Vertigo Airshows,Korean War Hero: (Jim “Torc” Tobul), Quick Silver P-51 (Scott “Scooter” Yolk) and so much more just to name a few. The award-winning Audi Stuart Air Show is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes a safe, family entertainment event, highlights aviation, and provides financial support to its benefiting non-profit organizations including:United Way of Martin County, Road to Victory Military Museum, Special Olympics, City of Stuart Police Department Explorer Post #878, Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club, South Florida, Civil Air Patrol 8024 Stuart Cadet Squadron, St. Lucie West Centennial High School, as well as many other deserving community organizations and charities. Annual scholarships are also awarded to local high schools.

The “Memphis Belle” was one of the pieces of history at the air show. The B-17 is one of 47 left in the world and only a dozen or so that are still flying.

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2018 Audi Stuart Air Show

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Stuart – The Stuart Air show was held at Witham Field on November 2-4th. Performers were the AV-8B United States Marine Corp Harrier, The Air Combat Command F-16 Viper Demonstration Team,Kyle Franklin, Vampire Airshows,Phillips 66 Aerostars,Bob Carlton, Vertigo Airshows,Korean War Hero: (Jim “Torc” Tobul), Quick Silver P-51 (Scott “Scooter” Yolk) and so much more just to name a few. The award-winning Audi Stuart Air Show is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes a safe, family entertainment event, highlights aviation, and provides financial support to its benefiting non-profit organizations including:United Way of Martin County, Road to Victory Military Museum, Special Olympics, City of Stuart Police Department Explorer Post #878, Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club, South Florida, Civil Air Patrol 8024 Stuart Cadet Squadron, St. Lucie West Centennial High School, as well as many other deserving community organizations and charities. Annual scholarships are also awarded to local high schools.

The “Memphis Belle” was one of the pieces of history at the air show. The B-17 is one of 47 left in the world and only a dozen or so that are still flying.

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2018 Audi Stuart Air Show

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Stuart – The Stuart Air show was held at Witham Field on November 2-4th. Performers were the AV-8B United States Marine Corp Harrier, The Air Combat Command F-16 Viper Demonstration Team,Kyle Franklin, Vampire Airshows,Phillips 66 Aerostars,Bob Carlton, Vertigo Airshows,Korean War Hero: (Jim “Torc” Tobul), Quick Silver P-51 (Scott “Scooter” Yolk) and so much more just to name a few. The award-winning Audi Stuart Air Show is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes a safe, family entertainment event, highlights aviation, and provides financial support to its benefiting non-profit organizations including:United Way of Martin County, Road to Victory Military Museum, Special Olympics, City of Stuart Police Department Explorer Post #878, Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club, South Florida, Civil Air Patrol 8024 Stuart Cadet Squadron, St. Lucie West Centennial High School, as well as many other deserving community organizations and charities. Annual scholarships are also awarded to local high schools.

The “Memphis Belle” was one of the pieces of history at the air show. The B-17 is one of 47 left in the world and only a dozen or so that are still flying.

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Volunteers Prepare 10,000 Holiday Meal Boxes at 4th Annual Pack The House

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In Photo: Volunteers Josie Kirchner and Jera Wisecup from Communities Connected 4 Kids

FORT PIERCE– In just 24 hours, a small army of volunteers prepared 10,000 holiday meal boxes at Treasure Coast Food Bank’s 4th Annual Pack The House event, ensuring that individuals who struggle with hunger will share in the joy of a holiday meal.

Collectively, the volunteers put in 1,725 hours – the equivalent of 215 full work days – during the event that went from noon on Friday, Oct. 26 to noon on Saturday, Oct. 27. In addition to the holiday boxes, they sorted more than 7,500 items for Treasure Coast Food Bank’s teen pantry.

“Thanks to our wonderful volunteers and supporters in the community, Pack The House was a great success, and the result will be that more people who struggle with hunger get to share in the tradition of a holiday meal,” said Judith Cruz, President and CEO of Treasure Coast Food Bank. “I also want to thank our presenting sponsor, Wells Fargo, and our Ceremonial Sponsor, Walmart Distribution Center #7038 for supporting our event.”

Area leaders and other supporters of Treasure Coast Food Bank came out on Friday for the kickoff and lunch prepared by Healthy Harvest Catering. It is the newest program Treasure Coast Food Bank has launched to solve hunger in the four-county area of Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin and Okeechobee counties. As Treasure Coast Food Bank marks its 30th Anniversary this season, its focus is on putting together the components of a self-sustaining future for people struggling with hunger – better nutrition, new jobs and vocational training.

“One fact is just as true today as it was in 1988,” Cruz said. “Hunger exists throughout the Treasure Coast. Today, just like back then, not everyone reaps the benefits of a booming economy. Today, just like back then, we see people every week working full-time but not making ends meet.”

The holiday food boxes, coupled with Treasure Coast Food Bank’s upcoming Turkey Drop, will ensure that people struggling with hunger can enjoy a traditional holiday meal. Turkey Drop Day is Saturday, Nov. 10. Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. that day, Treasure Coast Food Bank’s refrigerated trucks will be stationed at several drop-off locations throughout the community where people can donate an uncooked, frozen turkey. Visit the events tab at www.stophunger.org for a full list of collection sites.

During Pack The House, the volunteers packed each meal box with traditional holiday fixings, including stuffing, vegetables, and cranberry sauce. By the end of the event, the volunteers also had sorted more than 7,500 items destined for Treasure Coast Food Bank’s Teen Pantry. Those items include school supplies, personal hygiene items, cosmetics, and other items teens might need.

“Pack The House happens each year because of the support of so many businesses, and community leaders, as well as volunteers, and we’re so grateful to each of them,” Cruz said.

Shift sponsors for the event were the American Public Works Association, Bank of America, CAPTEC Engineering, Inc., Fort Pierce Utilities Authority, Healthy Harvest Catering, Martin Health System, and Southern Eagle Distributing.

Providing food for the volunteers were Costa Azul Mexican Restaurant, Dixie Cream Donuts, Dunkin’ Brands, Healthy Harvest Catering, Moonswiners Bar-B-Q, Pappy’s Pizza, Starbucks Coffee, The Cake Lady, and Tropicana.

Treasure Coast Food Bank also extends thanks for their support to DJ Elextro Entertainment, DragonFly Graphics, Fort Pierce Police Department Color Guard, Sunbelt Rentals, and Top Clown Karaoke.

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Volunteers Prepare 10,000 Holiday Meal Boxes at 4th Annual Pack The House

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In Photo:Judy Cruz, CEO of Treasure Coast Food Bank, and Treasure Coast Food Bank Board Member Mitch Hall

FORT PIERCE– In just 24 hours, a small army of volunteers prepared 10,000 holiday meal boxes at Treasure Coast Food Bank’s 4th Annual Pack The House event, ensuring that individuals who struggle with hunger will share in the joy of a holiday meal.

Collectively, the volunteers put in 1,725 hours – the equivalent of 215 full work days – during the event that went from noon on Friday, Oct. 26 to noon on Saturday, Oct. 27. In addition to the holiday boxes, they sorted more than 7,500 items for Treasure Coast Food Bank’s teen pantry.

“Thanks to our wonderful volunteers and supporters in the community, Pack The House was a great success, and the result will be that more people who struggle with hunger get to share in the tradition of a holiday meal,” said Judith Cruz, President and CEO of Treasure Coast Food Bank. “I also want to thank our presenting sponsor, Wells Fargo, and our Ceremonial Sponsor, Walmart Distribution Center #7038 for supporting our event.”

Area leaders and other supporters of Treasure Coast Food Bank came out on Friday for the kickoff and lunch prepared by Healthy Harvest Catering. It is the newest program Treasure Coast Food Bank has launched to solve hunger in the four-county area of Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin and Okeechobee counties. As Treasure Coast Food Bank marks its 30th Anniversary this season, its focus is on putting together the components of a self-sustaining future for people struggling with hunger – better nutrition, new jobs and vocational training.

“One fact is just as true today as it was in 1988,” Cruz said. “Hunger exists throughout the Treasure Coast. Today, just like back then, not everyone reaps the benefits of a booming economy. Today, just like back then, we see people every week working full-time but not making ends meet.”

The holiday food boxes, coupled with Treasure Coast Food Bank’s upcoming Turkey Drop, will ensure that people struggling with hunger can enjoy a traditional holiday meal. Turkey Drop Day is Saturday, Nov. 10. Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. that day, Treasure Coast Food Bank’s refrigerated trucks will be stationed at several drop-off locations throughout the community where people can donate an uncooked, frozen turkey. Visit the events tab at www.stophunger.org for a full list of collection sites.

During Pack The House, the volunteers packed each meal box with traditional holiday fixings, including stuffing, vegetables, and cranberry sauce. By the end of the event, the volunteers also had sorted more than 7,500 items destined for Treasure Coast Food Bank’s Teen Pantry. Those items include school supplies, personal hygiene items, cosmetics, and other items teens might need.

“Pack The House happens each year because of the support of so many businesses, and community leaders, as well as volunteers, and we’re so grateful to each of them,” Cruz said.

Shift sponsors for the event were the American Public Works Association, Bank of America, CAPTEC Engineering, Inc., Fort Pierce Utilities Authority, Healthy Harvest Catering, Martin Health System, and Southern Eagle Distributing.

Providing food for the volunteers were Costa Azul Mexican Restaurant, Dixie Cream Donuts, Dunkin’ Brands, Healthy Harvest Catering, Moonswiners Bar-B-Q, Pappy’s Pizza, Starbucks Coffee, The Cake Lady, and Tropicana.

Treasure Coast Food Bank also extends thanks for their support to DJ Elextro Entertainment, DragonFly Graphics, Fort Pierce Police Department Color Guard, Sunbelt Rentals, and Top Clown Karaoke.

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Volunteers Prepare 10,000 Holiday Meal Boxes at 4th Annual Pack The House

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In Photo:Alexander Quiles, Congressman Brian Mast, Fort Pierce Deputy Police Chief Robert Ridle, Fort Pierce Police Chief Diane Hobley-Burney, Chaplain Eldrew Baldwin and Tyrone Campbell

FORT PIERCE– In just 24 hours, a small army of volunteers prepared 10,000 holiday meal boxes at Treasure Coast Food Bank’s 4th Annual Pack The House event, ensuring that individuals who struggle with hunger will share in the joy of a holiday meal.

Collectively, the volunteers put in 1,725 hours – the equivalent of 215 full work days – during the event that went from noon on Friday, Oct. 26 to noon on Saturday, Oct. 27. In addition to the holiday boxes, they sorted more than 7,500 items for Treasure Coast Food Bank’s teen pantry.

“Thanks to our wonderful volunteers and supporters in the community, Pack The House was a great success, and the result will be that more people who struggle with hunger get to share in the tradition of a holiday meal,” said Judith Cruz, President and CEO of Treasure Coast Food Bank. “I also want to thank our presenting sponsor, Wells Fargo, and our Ceremonial Sponsor, Walmart Distribution Center #7038 for supporting our event.”

Area leaders and other supporters of Treasure Coast Food Bank came out on Friday for the kickoff and lunch prepared by Healthy Harvest Catering. It is the newest program Treasure Coast Food Bank has launched to solve hunger in the four-county area of Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin and Okeechobee counties. As Treasure Coast Food Bank marks its 30th Anniversary this season, its focus is on putting together the components of a self-sustaining future for people struggling with hunger – better nutrition, new jobs and vocational training.

“One fact is just as true today as it was in 1988,” Cruz said. “Hunger exists throughout the Treasure Coast. Today, just like back then, not everyone reaps the benefits of a booming economy. Today, just like back then, we see people every week working full-time but not making ends meet.”

The holiday food boxes, coupled with Treasure Coast Food Bank’s upcoming Turkey Drop, will ensure that people struggling with hunger can enjoy a traditional holiday meal. Turkey Drop Day is Saturday, Nov. 10. Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. that day, Treasure Coast Food Bank’s refrigerated trucks will be stationed at several drop-off locations throughout the community where people can donate an uncooked, frozen turkey. Visit the events tab at www.stophunger.org for a full list of collection sites.

During Pack The House, the volunteers packed each meal box with traditional holiday fixings, including stuffing, vegetables, and cranberry sauce. By the end of the event, the volunteers also had sorted more than 7,500 items destined for Treasure Coast Food Bank’s Teen Pantry. Those items include school supplies, personal hygiene items, cosmetics, and other items teens might need.

“Pack The House happens each year because of the support of so many businesses, and community leaders, as well as volunteers, and we’re so grateful to each of them,” Cruz said.

Shift sponsors for the event were the American Public Works Association, Bank of America, CAPTEC Engineering, Inc., Fort Pierce Utilities Authority, Healthy Harvest Catering, Martin Health System, and Southern Eagle Distributing.

Providing food for the volunteers were Costa Azul Mexican Restaurant, Dixie Cream Donuts, Dunkin’ Brands, Healthy Harvest Catering, Moonswiners Bar-B-Q, Pappy’s Pizza, Starbucks Coffee, The Cake Lady, and Tropicana.

Treasure Coast Food Bank also extends thanks for their support to DJ Elextro Entertainment, DragonFly Graphics, Fort Pierce Police Department Color Guard, Sunbelt Rentals, and Top Clown Karaoke.

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Volunteers Prepare 10,000 Holiday Meal Boxes at 4th Annual Pack The House

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In Photo:Volunteers Lisa Strange and Luz Santiago

FORT PIERCE– In just 24 hours, a small army of volunteers prepared 10,000 holiday meal boxes at Treasure Coast Food Bank’s 4th Annual Pack The House event, ensuring that individuals who struggle with hunger will share in the joy of a holiday meal.

Collectively, the volunteers put in 1,725 hours – the equivalent of 215 full work days – during the event that went from noon on Friday, Oct. 26 to noon on Saturday, Oct. 27. In addition to the holiday boxes, they sorted more than 7,500 items for Treasure Coast Food Bank’s teen pantry.

“Thanks to our wonderful volunteers and supporters in the community, Pack The House was a great success, and the result will be that more people who struggle with hunger get to share in the tradition of a holiday meal,” said Judith Cruz, President and CEO of Treasure Coast Food Bank. “I also want to thank our presenting sponsor, Wells Fargo, and our Ceremonial Sponsor, Walmart Distribution Center #7038 for supporting our event.”

Area leaders and other supporters of Treasure Coast Food Bank came out on Friday for the kickoff and lunch prepared by Healthy Harvest Catering. It is the newest program Treasure Coast Food Bank has launched to solve hunger in the four-county area of Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin and Okeechobee counties. As Treasure Coast Food Bank marks its 30th Anniversary this season, its focus is on putting together the components of a self-sustaining future for people struggling with hunger – better nutrition, new jobs and vocational training.

“One fact is just as true today as it was in 1988,” Cruz said. “Hunger exists throughout the Treasure Coast. Today, just like back then, not everyone reaps the benefits of a booming economy. Today, just like back then, we see people every week working full-time but not making ends meet.”

The holiday food boxes, coupled with Treasure Coast Food Bank’s upcoming Turkey Drop, will ensure that people struggling with hunger can enjoy a traditional holiday meal. Turkey Drop Day is Saturday, Nov. 10. Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. that day, Treasure Coast Food Bank’s refrigerated trucks will be stationed at several drop-off locations throughout the community where people can donate an uncooked, frozen turkey. Visit the events tab at www.stophunger.org for a full list of collection sites.

During Pack The House, the volunteers packed each meal box with traditional holiday fixings, including stuffing, vegetables, and cranberry sauce. By the end of the event, the volunteers also had sorted more than 7,500 items destined for Treasure Coast Food Bank’s Teen Pantry. Those items include school supplies, personal hygiene items, cosmetics, and other items teens might need.

“Pack The House happens each year because of the support of so many businesses, and community leaders, as well as volunteers, and we’re so grateful to each of them,” Cruz said.

Shift sponsors for the event were the American Public Works Association, Bank of America, CAPTEC Engineering, Inc., Fort Pierce Utilities Authority, Healthy Harvest Catering, Martin Health System, and Southern Eagle Distributing.

Providing food for the volunteers were Costa Azul Mexican Restaurant, Dixie Cream Donuts, Dunkin’ Brands, Healthy Harvest Catering, Moonswiners Bar-B-Q, Pappy’s Pizza, Starbucks Coffee, The Cake Lady, and Tropicana.

Treasure Coast Food Bank also extends thanks for their support to DJ Elextro Entertainment, DragonFly Graphics, Fort Pierce Police Department Color Guard, Sunbelt Rentals, and Top Clown Karaoke.

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Mondo Wood Fired Pizza Ribbon Cutting and Fundraiser

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Stuart- On October 29th from 5:00- 10:00 a runraiser and ribbon cutting for Mondo’s Wood Fired Pizza was held. Mondo’s Wood Fired Pizza is located at 950 SW Indian Street in Stuart, FL 34997. Contact them at 772.291.2767.

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Martin County Fire Rescue Welcomes Home First Responders After Hurricane Michael Relief Mission

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Stuart -Martin County welcomed home the first of two teams assisting with Hurricane Michael relief efforts. This two-member team is part of Ambulance Strike Team 502, which deployed on October 10 with crews from Osceola, Kissimmee, Apopka, St. Cloud, Ocoee, Seminole, Sanford and New Smyrna fire departments.

“We’re proud to take part in providing lifesaving efforts to residents and visitors in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael,” said Chief Bill Schobel. Florida put together a massive relief effort, with multiple ambulance and engine strike teams, including more than 140 fire rescue responders from the Central Florida region. It is believed to be the largest fire rescue deployment since Hurricane Andrew in 1992.

The team returning home today worked in some of Florida’s hardest hit areas by Hurricane Michael, including Mexico Beach, supporting hospital evacuations and transports, and providing critical medical services in the community.

Residents are encouraged to follow Martin County Fire Rescue on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MartinCountyFireRescue and Twitter @MartinCountygov.

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Martin County’s Revenue Bonds Receive Strong “AA” Rating

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Fitch Ratings, a global leader in financial information services, recently announced a “AA” rating for Martin County’s water and sewer revenue bonds. According to Fitch, “AA” ratings indicate high credit quality, representing a very strong capacity for payment of financial commitments along with expectations of very low default risk.

Key rating drivers in affirming the “AA” rating include solid financial performance, flexible rate structure and a stable operating profile. In addition, a well-structured capital improvement plan contributed to the rating outlook.

For state and local governments, bond ratings are one of the most important indicators of fiscal and leadership performance. Governments issue bonds to secure financing for a wide range of capital improvement projects, ensuring the viability and sustainability of county infrastructure. A high credit rating translates into lower borrowing costs.

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Roseann Gregory Cancer Foundation Donates $12,000 to Molly’s House

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STUART, Fla. – The Roseann Gregory Cancer Foundation has donated $12,000 to Molly’s House, a healthcare hospitality house in Historic Downtown Stuart.

Molly’s House was the dream project of Molly Sharkey, who was diagnosed with chronic myelocytic leukemia when she was twelve-years-old. During the next six years Molly and her family traveled the country trying to find treatment for her rare type of leukemia, and found that some cities had nowhere convenient for the family to stay.

Molly passed away in 1992 at the age of eighteen, but she left behind her journal filled with ideas of building Molly’s House in her hometown of Stuart. Generous donors along with the Sharkey family saw her dream to its fruition on Sept. 21, 1996 – providing patients and their families the comforts of home during a medical crisis – when they need it most.

Board members from the Roseann Gregory Cancer Foundation went on a second tour of Molly’s House on September 24, where they presented the organization with a $12,000 donation.

“We at Roseann Gregory Cancer Foundation wanted to help ease the burden and expenses of having to travel for cancer treatment,” said Mary Freitas, president of the foundation. “Hotel stays are costly and when your medical bills are piling up, it is an added source of stress that takes away from a family already going through so much. We choose Molly’s house as one of our benefactors because it is a home away from home where you are loved on and supported by an amazing group of volunteers and staff. As soon as you walk in those doors, you feel the spirit of community, love, hope and are refueled, so that you can keep on fighting. You never feel alone at Molly’s House, it is a safe place that helps you through the darkest times. The dream and vision of a special girl taken too early by cancer, this home provides a place of refuge and support where families can concentrate on their health and loved ones. We are honored to be able to support this amazing dream and assist families right here in our community.”

The Roseann Gregory Cancer Foundation, Inc. is committed to finding a cure for cancer. It promotes public education about cancer as a disease and the emotional adjustments for the patients and their families.

To learn more, visit MollysHouse.org or call 772-223-6659.

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Hobe Sound Scrub Preserve Sign Dedication October 24

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Martin County Commissioners, legislators, community leaders and residents will come together on Wednesday, October 24 at 10:30 a.m. to celebrate the addition of the Hobe Sound Scrub Preserve (aka the Hamm property) to the county’s inventory of environmentally significant lands. Guests are invited to join us at 12260 SE Dixie Highway in Hobe Sound.

The Hamm property, formerly owned by Jupiter Island resident Edward Hamm, is a biologically significant scrub habitat that has been on the Martin County Land Acquisition Selection Committee’s priority list since 2008. The 27-acre property is located south of Saturn Street between SE Federal Highway and SE Dixie Highway near the Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge.

With the assistance and support of Senate President Joe Negron and Representative MaryLynn Magar, the 2017 Florida Legislature approved federally-funded appropriations for acquisition of the biodiverse property. A Department of Environmental Protection grant covers the majority of the purchase price of the property.

Martin County Commission Chairman Edward Ciampi states, “We are pleased to have the opportunity to preserve this pristine scrub habitat for the enjoyment of future generations. This acquisition wouldn’t have been possible without the support of Senator Negron and Representative Magar, as well as Mr. Hamm’s cooperation and generosity. In addition, Commissioner Jenkins’ leadership in negotiating this agreement was vital to its success. I would like to thank everyone involved for their efforts to protect this important piece of Florida’s natural heritage.”

Tentative plans for the property focus on passive recreation and include a loop trail, park benches, a picnic pavilion and educational signage. Plans also include connecting the preserve to existing park and regional trail networks.

For current information on Martin County projects and happenings, residents are encouraged to follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MartinCountyBoardofCountyCommissioners and on Twitter @martincountygov.

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Local Residents Launch The Literacy Collaborative of South Florida Giving Parents Tools for Success

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In Photo: The Literacy Collaborative of South Florida founders Andrea Asciutto-Houck and Nicala Tyo

PALM CITY, Fla. – Local residents and parents Nicala Tyo and Andrea Asciutto-Houck have launched The Literacy Collaborative of South Florida, an organization to help parents give their children confidence and success in reading.

Tyo and Asciutto-Houck are both experienced teachers of multiple grade levels, hold graduate degrees in reading, are published authors and worked as literacy coaches for the Martin County School District. They’re also local mothers who see a need in our community.

“We’re not tutors in the traditional sense, but rather we provide parents with the tools they need to build a reader from home,” said Tyo.

Whether you homeschool your child or want to support literacy after school for your developing reader or even enrich and extend your child’s academic progress, The Literacy Collaborative of South Florida provides support and a plan for you. They believe that parents are educators and have a right to a true understanding of how reading and writing grows from the very beginning.

“We’re ready to share our knowledge with parents and would like to let you in on the secrets of literacy instruction,” said Asciutto-Houck. “We will show you the tricks of the trade so that you can become your child’s best advocate.”

The Literacy Collaborative of South Florida offers one-on-one consulting and parent coaching, modeling instruction for parents with their child, group information workshops that fit almost any schedule and a large social media presence, providing continuous online video support.

For more information on The Literacy Collaborative of South Florida, visit www.theliteracycollaborative.wordpress.com, visit them on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram or find them on Twitter @Literacy_Bosses and @TheLC_Queens.

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SFWMD Governing Board Continues to Preserve America’s Everglades

Out2News.comSFWMD is continuing to purchase environmentally sensitive lands in the Shingle Creek Management Area of Orange and Osceola counties to preserve the headwaters of Florida’s Everglades.

West Palm Beach, FL – The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board today approved another land purchase to help preserve the Shingle Creek Management Area in Orange and Osceola counties, which serves as the headwaters for America’s Everglades. In the past year, the District has bought about 12.5 acres and is under contract to buy nearly 4 more acres in Shingle Creek from willing sellers. SFWMD now owns nearly 2,500 acres for conservation within Shingle Creek.

This map shows the land owned by SFWMD in the Shingle Creek Management Area in blue as well as the two parcels being purchased from willing sellers for conservation in red.

Out2News.com“This Board is dedicated to ensuring the health of the Everglades, and Shingle Creek is critical to achieving this goal,” said SFWMD Governing Board Member and Orange County resident Dan O’Keefe. “Every parcel we can secure helps preserve Shingle Creek, which is an important step for the Everglades and a worthy investment in the future of our environment.”

The Governing Board approved purchasing 1.27 acres from a willing seller in Shingle Creek as part of an effort to acquire these lands for conservation since 1991. Originally, the purchase of these lands occurred through the Save Our Rivers program and subsequently with mitigation funds. The creek’s unique hydrologic function and environmental value continue to enhance for the Everglades.

About Shingle Creek

Recognized as the headwaters of America’s Everglades, the Shingle Creek Management Area is the largest natural area in the Greater Orlando area. It is comprised primarily of hardwood swamps with some upland habitat and is home to 154 different wildlife species. The swamp plays a critical role in providing regional flood protection and ensuring water quality. This area also offers extensive public recreation opportunities for thousands of residents and visitors each year and includes activities such as kayaking, hiking, biking, fishing and wildlife viewing.

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SFWMD Continues to Move Water South to Combat High Water Emergency

Latest video update highlights District’s ongoing efforts to lower water levels caused by record rainfall

Operations Update: Managing High Water, Oct. 11, 2018

West Palm Beach, FL – The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has been working around the clock for months to lower water levels in the water conservation areas and create capacity for sending additional Lake Okeechobee water south, all in an effort to alleviate South Florida’s high water emergency caused by record May rainfall and other recent storms.

As those efforts continue, SFWMD Chief Engineer John Mitnik gave an update about the latest water conditions and ongoing efforts to the SFWMD Governing Board at its monthly meeting. The update can be seen by clicking HERE or visiting the District’s website dedicated to the emergency situation at www.sfwmd.gov/managinghighwater.

Rainfall was 2.03 inches below average in September, Mitnik reported, but for the wet season overall, rainfall was almost 3 inches above average.

Background
Record rainfall in May caused Lake Okeechobee to rise more than a foot, which led the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to begin releases from the lake on June 1 to the northern estuaries. At the same time, this record rainfall inundated the water conservation areas, causing them to rise considerably above their regulation schedules.

To combat this, SFWMD has been taking every action within its authority to lower water levels, including storing water on public and private lands. Additionally, every available structure is being utilized and temporary pumps have been installed to move additional water. Through these ongoing efforts, SFWMD moved hundreds of billions of gallons out of the conservation areas and the water levels in those areas are now at or near their regulation schedules.

Releases by the Army Corps to the St. Lucie Estuary were terminated earlier this month but continue to the Caloosahatchee Estuary.

As more measures are implemented, details will be available on the Managing High Water website.

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Multi-agency Response to Hurricane Michael

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EMS Captain Chris Hester and Firefighter Paramedic Michael Lutz (2 men pictured on right) have joined the massive multi-agency response to

Hurricane Michael. They have been assigned to the Tallahassee area and have been responding to heavily damaged areas since last night. The men are

a few of the most highly trained firefighters in the county, as EMS Capt. Hester is also an RN and Mr. Lutz is one of our LIfestar flight medics. We are

proud to call them our own. Keep up the good work fellas and stay safe!

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Multi-agency Response to Hurricane Michael

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Stuart-EMS Captain Chris Hester and Firefighter Paramedic Michael Lutz (2 men pictured on right) have joined the massive multi-agency response to

Hurricane Michael. They have been assigned to the Tallahassee area and have been responding to heavily damaged areas since last night. The men are

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proud to call them our own. Keep up the good work fellas and stay safe!

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Martin Enterprise Park

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Forecast bright for enhanced business intelligence. Investors worldwide look to the Kiplinger periodicals and website for savvy economic forecasting and financial advice. The Kiplinger family has deep roots here as a landowner, and now they are branching out with the Martin Enterprise Park, a 300-acre development that, upon build-out, will feature more than a million square feet of space, ideally located for research and development, light industry or office needs, on sites ranging from 2.5 acres up to 100 acres. Cited as “among the most advantageously located large properties in South Florida,” Martin Enterprise Park is already attracting interest as a center for life science, energy, aerospace and aviation. An expedited permitting process is one more reason it’s a smart move for forward-thinking companies.

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Martin Enterprise Park

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Forecast bright for enhanced business intelligence. Investors worldwide look to the Kiplinger periodicals and website for savvy economic forecasting and financial advice. The Kiplinger family has deep roots here as a landowner, and now they are branching out with the Martin Enterprise Park, a 300-acre development that, upon build-out, will feature more than a million square feet of space, ideally located for research and development, light industry or office needs, on sites ranging from 2.5 acres up to 100 acres. Cited as “among the most advantageously located large properties in South Florida,” Martin Enterprise Park is already attracting interest as a center for life science, energy, aerospace and aviation. An expedited permitting process is one more reason it’s a smart move for forward-thinking companies.

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Martin Enterprise Park

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Forecast bright for enhanced business intelligence. Investors worldwide look to the Kiplinger periodicals and website for savvy economic forecasting and financial advice. The Kiplinger family has deep roots here as a landowner, and now they are branching out with the Martin Enterprise Park, a 300-acre development that, upon build-out, will feature more than a million square feet of space, ideally located for research and development, light industry or office needs, on sites ranging from 2.5 acres up to 100 acres. Cited as “among the most advantageously located large properties in South Florida,” Martin Enterprise Park is already attracting interest as a center for life science, energy, aerospace and aviation. An expedited permitting process is one more reason it’s a smart move for forward-thinking companies.

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Fire Prevention Week: Red Cross Urges Everyone To Practice Home Fire Drills, Install Smoke Alarms Home Fires Kill 7 People Every Day

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WEST PALM BEACH — Fire Prevention Week begins October 7 and the American Red Cross reminds everyone to take two simple steps – practice fire drills at home and test smoke alarms monthly – to stay safe from the nation’s most frequent and deadliest disaster.

“Nearly every day our Red Cross volunteers are responding to a home fire,” said Joanne Nowlin, Regional Chief Executive Officer of the South Florida Region. “It is important that our community understands that a fire can start at a moment’s notice and they should take steps now to stay safe.”

On average, seven people die every day from home fires, which take more lives each year than all other natural disasters combined in the U.S., according to the National Fire Protection Association. But working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a home fire in half.

That’s why the Red Cross is working with community partners to install free smoke alarms, help families create home fire escape plans, and provide public fire prevention and safety resources through its Home Fire Campaign, a nationwide effort to reduce fire-related deaths and injuries. Since the campaign began in October 2014, it’s reached more than 1.6 million people and is credited with saving 472 lives nationwide.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO

Experts say that today’s home fires burn faster than ever, leaving people with only as little as two minutes to escape a burning residence. But many mistakenly believe they have more time, according to a Red Cross survey last year. During Fire Prevention Week, the Red Cross urges everyone to take these lifesaving steps:

Develop a fire escape plan with everyone in your household and practice it at least twice a year. Need help with your plan? Use these free Home Fire Campaign resources.
Install smoke alarms in your home, on every level and outside each sleeping area. Test them once a month and replace the batteries at least once a year if required.
Teach children what smoke alarms sound like and what they should do if they hear one.
Make sure all household members know two ways to escape from every room.
Establish a family meeting spot outside.

1.6 MILLION PEOPLE SERVED—AND GROWING

Through the Home Fire Campaign, Red Cross volunteers and community partners continue to mount a nationwide effort across the country to save lives and curb fire-related injuries. Over the past four years, Red Cross volunteers and more than 4,500 partners have gone door-to-door in high-risk neighborhoods to deliver free preparedness resources through the campaign’s Sound the Alarm canvassing events. So far, we have:

Reached more than 1.6 million people through home visits in nearly 14,000 cities and towns
Installed 1.4 million free smoke alarms
Replaced more than 67,550 smoke alarm batteries
Helped families make more than 514,200 fire escape plans
Reached almost 1.2 million children through youth preparedness programs

The Red Cross depends on the generous support of the American public to fulfill its crucial mission. If someone would like to help, please consider making a donation today by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 gift.

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Cases Unpack Comfort for Local Children

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Port St. Lucie -They’ve been featured on Ellen, the Today Show and on news broadcasts throughout the country.

Now Comfort Cases is coming to Okeechobee & the Treasure Coast.

Communities Connected for Kids is one of the latest partners in the Comfort Case craze, which had its start eight years ago when founder Rob Scheer and his husband, Reece, became foster parents and noticed that some of the children coming to their Maryland home brought their belonging in garbage bags.

He gathered family and friends for a “packing day” and assembled the first Comfort Cases – backpacks full of pajamas, books, writing material and toiletries. The idea caught on, more packing days were planned and the project quickly grew into a 501c3 non-profit organization serving more than 40,000 youth in 39 states.

“We were so excited when our bags were delivered,” said C.C. Kids Community Relations Director Christina Kaiser. “They are bright, sturdy, high-quality bags, and we can’t wait to get them out to children.”

Kaiser said overnight bags have been made available to children in the local foster care system for more than a decade thanks to the generosity of local donors. But Comfort Cases adds consistency to the project and expands it to more children and partners.

“We will share our bags with local protective investigators, who are usually the first responders to incidents of child abuse and neglect,” Kaiser said. “They can keep a few in their cars, so they have them when they remove children from home.

Learn more about Comfort Cases, including the assembly process, or visit, www.comfortcases.org.

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Audi Stuart Air Show – Elevate Your Experience

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Elevate your experience at this year’s Audi Stuart Air Show, with once-in-a-lifetime flight upgrades! Take your seat in history this November 2-4.

STUART – It is October and that means that we are just four weeks away from takeoff! This year the Stuart Air Show is delighted to offer numerous ways for you to channel your inner Top Gun pilot from the best seats in the house: the cockpit. Take your seat in history by flying high above the air show action in a vintage aircraft or military helicopter.

Over the three-day air show (Friday, Nov. 2 through Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018) several exclusive and limited opportunities will give you the opportunity to check this remarkable experience off your bucket list:
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NEW THIS YEAR, The Memphis Belle. Join us for a flight into history aboard the famous B-17, “The Movie Memphis Belle.” Experience first-hand what it may have been like to be a crew member flying over Europe during World War II. Ride in the fuselage, or, upgrade your seat to the nose section and watch the Pilot and Co-pilot fly the plane. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the sights and sounds aboard a WWII bomber. Flights available October 31st – November 5th.
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Cobra Attack Helicopter. Both standard (6-7 minutes) and extended (13-14 minute) flights available Saturday and Sunday between 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and throughout the day.

UH-1 Huey Helicopter. One of the most recognizable and iconic helicopters in history! Flights are 8-10 minutes; available Saturday and Sunday between 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., and throughout the day.

Robinson R44 Helicopter. Take to the skies to get a gorgeous view of Stuart and the airshow on a R-44 Robinson Helicopter. Rides are available between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday with other available times during the day.

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T-6 Texan. Fly like the ‘aces of yester-year’ in this classic fighter-trainer of World War II. Flights are available between 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. and after 4 p.m., both Saturday and Sunday. Two ‘instructional’ flight options are also available: a pattern-only-flight, lasting for 15 minutes, and an aerobatic flight, lasting for 20-30 minutes.

There are also lots of ways to upgrade your experience on the ground this year as well! Celebrate your triumphant flight with some of our VIP ticket upgrades, starting with special Spectator Seating on the show line ($8/day per person upgrade). You can also cool off with two frosty, complimentary beers in the shaded seating of the Heineken Beer Garden ($25/ day per person upgrade). Kick it up a notch and treat yourself to our Florida Craft Beer Experience, featuring show-line seating paired with 2 complimentary unique and delicious craft beers hosted by brewery representatives from Walking Tree, Tequesta Brewing Company and new this year, Pierced Cider ($25/day per person upgrade). Flying can be exhausting, so refuel with access to the Bombers Squadron sponsored by CenterState Bank, which offers lunch, adult beverages and soda, and great views of the action from show line ($60/day per person upgrade).

Start the weekend with our traditional Friday Night air show, complete with a crowd-pleasing firework spectacular and twilight aerobatics. Treat your friends and family to show line Spectator Seating ($8 per person) or the highly popular, TDBank Dirty Flight Suit Party, complete with a buffet dinner, complimentary beer and wine, live entertainment, and a premier viewing for the night time action in the skies. Besides offering the best seats in the house, at this VIP party, you’ll mix and mingle with the performers and pilots of the show, as well as our sponsors, supporters, and aviation aficionados. Tickets to the TDBank Dirty Flight Suit party are $115 per person.

Standard pre-purchase ticket options are $5 for veterans/military (military ID required) and children 6-12 (5 and under free), $15 for children 13+ and adults. Tickets at the gate will be $25 (age 13+) and $5 for veterans/military (military ID required). Premium parking is $20.
All Stuart Air Show tickets for entry, Dirty Flight Suit Party, premium parking and upgraded options are available for purchase at www.StuartAirShow.com. For all ride options and details, please visit www.StuartAirShow.com/rides.

The 2018 Audi-Stuart Air Show thanks Diamond Sponsor Audi, Platinum Sponsors Pratt & Whitney-A United Technologies Company, Sikorsky Aircraft-A Lockheed Martin Company, and Martin County Airport – Witham Field, Gold Sponsors, Alpha Zeta Landscaping & JJ Taylor, Silver Sponsors: City of Stuart, Stuart Jet Center, CenterState Bank, Dunkin Donuts, Atlantic Aviation, Southern Pig and Cattle, and Visiting Nurse Association.

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Ready, Set, go! WaterFest and Mutt March Grow

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In Photo: Ryan Veach with Cocoa, the one eyed wonder pug, won “Best Overall” in last year’s Mutt March costume contest

STUART — The City of Stuart, the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast and Students4H20 are joining forces to combine two of their signature events — WaterFest and Mutt March — into one free event from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on March 23, 2019 at Memorial Park. Students4H20 has been a part of WaterFest in the past and also will be a part of this new collaboration.

“Water is everything for both pets and people,” said Adriana Mancini, founder and president of Students4H2O. “It’s the root of all living things.”

Humane Society of the Treasure Coast Director of Community Outreach Courtney Zanetti added, “Combining our efforts allows us to present an even bigger, better event that will be both fun and educational.”

The Mutt March will continue to offer a 5K run for both people and their furry friends to kick off the event. Afterwards, guests can parade their pets around the park, compete in a pet costume contest, shop at the flea-‘less’ market with local vendors and their wares, have their pets participate in a lure course and derby races and get a pet pic in the humane society photo booth.

WaterFest and Students4H20 will focus on promoting awareness of water conservation and environmental stewardship. Various exhibitors and school groups will provide activities, demonstrations and contests.

Food trucks will be on site and music will fill the air to create a festival atmosphere. More details will be unveiled closer to the event date.

For more information regarding Mutt March, contact Courtney Zanetti at czanetti@hstc1.org or (772) 600-3211. Call Adriana Mancini at (772) 220-0279 or email her at adrianamancini@aol.com regarding Students4H2O. Anne Ellig is the WaterFest contact and may be reached at (772) 600-1206 or via email, aellig@ci.stuart.fl.us.

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.

About WaterFest – Since 2012, Water Fest has been an environmental festival hosted by the City of Stuart in Memorial Park. The outdoor expo, which is free to the public, focuses on promoting water conservation and bringing awareness of current and future water quality and supply issues. Festival goers visit booths staffed by respected environmental professionals, local educators and peers, rising leaders, and utility personnel who provide interactive environmental lessons, demonstrations, contests, and games. The City of Stuart collaborates with Students4H2O to produce the springtime event, which among other endeavors, facilitates a walk-for-water to depict the challenge women and children face in many third world countries to obtain drinking water. For more event information, please direct all questions to the Public Works Department at (772) 600-1206 or visit www.cityofstuart.us.

About Students4H20– Students4H20was established in Martin County with the mission to enhance education, stewardship, and citizenship for all students in our community. We believe every individual matters and a sustainable community will in turn lead to a sustainable planet by following the mission of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. By doing so, we strive to empower our children by saving the earth, one student at a time.

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Ready, Set, go! WaterFest and Mutt March Grow

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In Photo: Sammi Sailfish and Smurfette are all smiles about water conservation at the Water Fest in Stuart Memorial Park.

STUART — The City of Stuart, the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast and Students4H20 are joining forces to combine two of their signature events — WaterFest and Mutt March — into one free event from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on March 23, 2019 at Memorial Park. Students4H20 has been a part of WaterFest in the past and also will be a part of this new collaboration.

“Water is everything for both pets and people,” said Adriana Mancini, founder and president of Students4H2O. “It’s the root of all living things.”

Humane Society of the Treasure Coast Director of Community Outreach Courtney Zanetti added, “Combining our efforts allows us to present an even bigger, better event that will be both fun and educational.”

The Mutt March will continue to offer a 5K run for both people and their furry friends to kick off the event. Afterwards, guests can parade their pets around the park, compete in a pet costume contest, shop at the flea-‘less’ market with local vendors and their wares, have their pets participate in a lure course and derby races and get a pet pic in the humane society photo booth.

WaterFest and Students4H20 will focus on promoting awareness of water conservation and environmental stewardship. Various exhibitors and school groups will provide activities, demonstrations and contests.

Food trucks will be on site and music will fill the air to create a festival atmosphere. More details will be unveiled closer to the event date.

For more information regarding Mutt March, contact Courtney Zanetti at czanetti@hstc1.org or (772) 600-3211. Call Adriana Mancini at (772) 220-0279 or email her at adrianamancini@aol.com regarding Students4H2O. Anne Ellig is the WaterFest contact and may be reached at (772) 600-1206 or via email, aellig@ci.stuart.fl.us.

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.

About WaterFest – Since 2012, Water Fest has been an environmental festival hosted by the City of Stuart in Memorial Park. The outdoor expo, which is free to the public, focuses on promoting water conservation and bringing awareness of current and future water quality and supply issues. Festival goers visit booths staffed by respected environmental professionals, local educators and peers, rising leaders, and utility personnel who provide interactive environmental lessons, demonstrations, contests, and games. The City of Stuart collaborates with Students4H2O to produce the springtime event, which among other endeavors, facilitates a walk-for-water to depict the challenge women and children face in many third world countries to obtain drinking water. For more event information, please direct all questions to the Public Works Department at (772) 600-1206 or visit www.cityofstuart.us.

About Students4H20– Students4H20was established in Martin County with the mission to enhance education, stewardship, and citizenship for all students in our community. We believe every individual matters and a sustainable community will in turn lead to a sustainable planet by following the mission of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. By doing so, we strive to empower our children by saving the earth, one student at a time.

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A Year Later, Red Cross Still Helping Hurricane Irma Survivors in South Florida

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MIAMI – One year after Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys and carved a path of destruction through South Florida, the American Red Cross is still helping people affected by the powerful storm, the strongest to make landfall in the U.S. since 2005.

Through the extraordinary support of the American public, the Red Cross raised $97 million, including the value of critical donated goods and services, to help Hurricane Irma survivors. As of September 6, 2018, the Red Cross had already programmed approximately $60.4 million, or 62 percent, on emergency relief and recovery efforts for people affected by Hurricane Irma. The remaining funds will be used to help with unmet needs for individuals and families impacted by Hurricane Irma, as well as to expand longer-term community-based recovery services in the affected areas. And, 91 cents of every dollar received for Hurricane Irma will be spent on our services to people affected by Hurricane Irma.

“The Red Cross continues to provide vital services and financial assistance to our communities in South Florida that were the most affected by Hurricane Irma,” said Joanne Nowlin, Regional CEO of the South Florida Region. “It is because of the generosity of each donor that we can focus on recovery efforts long after a disaster. Together with community organizations with whom we have longstanding partnerships, we can continue to provide hope and help.”

Full details are available in the Red Cross’ Hurricane Irma One-Year Update. View personal stories of how the Red Cross helped people after this devastating storm in this video.

EMERGENCY RELIEF

More than 7,000 American Red Cross disaster workers from across the U.S. – over 90 percent volunteers – answered the call to help impacted residents in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Florida and states across the Southeast. During the emergency response, the Red Cross:

Provided more than 555,300 overnight shelter stays with partners
Served over 1.6 million meals and snacks with help from our partners
Distributed more than 1.8 million relief items
Made more than 62,500 health and mental health contacts

RECOVERY EFFORTS ONGOING

One year after Hurricane Irma’s devastating impact, the Red Cross continues working with government and non-profit partners, community and faith-based organizations, and Long-Term Recovery Committees to support recovery for affected residents.

In Florida, donated dollars are being used to provide financial assistance for households that need extra help and grants to partners with specialized expertise to support community-based recovery services.

We have reached out to thousands of households whose primary homes suffered major damage or were destroyed. As of September 6, 2018, the Red Cross had already approved $2,000 each to more than 3,000 households, and we continue to work with more residents every day. This assistance is helping individuals and families pay for temporary housing, make essential repairs to flood-damaged homes, replace lost appliances and furniture and much more.

Learn more at redcross.org/irma.

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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IRSC Establishes Institute for Cold Case Investigation,Launches Partnership with Martin County Sheriff’s Office

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In Photo: Martin County Sheriff William Snyder and IRSC President Dr. Ed Massey sign an agreement recognizing MCSO as the Institute for Cold Case Investigation’s first law enforcement agency partner.

Fort Pierce – Indian River State College (IRSC) on Tuesday announced the establishment of the Institute for Cold Case Investigation (ICCI), an applied-learning initiative that gives students enrolled in its Criminal Justice Bachelor’s degree program real-world experience as they work with local law enforcement agencies toward resolutions on open, unsolved criminal investigations. The Institute is the first of its kind for a college or university in Florida and the only higher-education-led cold case investigation institute in the southeastern United States.

The Institute for Cold Case Investigations is housed at the Treasure Coast Public Safety Training Complex at the IRSC Main Campus in Fort Pierce, one of the most comprehensive, technologically advanced public safety training facilities in the nation. The initiative emerged as a result of a proposal by Dr. Kimberlie Massnick, Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice, who was recently named an Endowed Teaching Chair in support of this program. Dr. Massnick holds a Master of Science in Criminal Justice, a Master of Human Services, and a Doctorate in Criminal Justice all from Nova Southeastern University.

“Part of preparing our students for success is giving them an opportunity to take what they learn in the classroom into real-world situations,” said Dr. Ed Massey, President of Indian River State College. “The Institute not only offers our criminal justice students a unique professional experience, and it has the potential to bring long-awaited resolutions to victim’s families in our community. It truly is an innovative applied learning program.”

With this week’s announcement, the IRSC District Board of Trustees approved an agreement between the College and the Martin County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO), recognizing MCSO as ICCI’s first law enforcement agency partner.

“The concept of including criminal justice students into cases that have gone cold allows us to expose the investigation to a broader subset of minds,” said Sheriff William Snyder. “Often times, these cases hinge on one detail which has been overlooked, and requires that fresh perspective. This joint effort stands to benefit the students, our seasoned detectives, and the victims’ families, who have already waited, in some cases, decades for closure.”

Under the agreement, the Martin County Sheriff’s Office will provide actual cold cases, agency expertise, and opportunities for students to participate in field research and investigations, among access to other experiences and investigative techniques that allow students to actively solve local cold cases. Students will work side-by-side with law enforcement professionals such as detectives and crime scene investigators and deeply examine sections of the cold case and share knowledge regarding process, procedure and legalities of the case.

“The institute for Cold Case Investigation provides students an experiential learning opportunity that aligns with learning outcomes,” states Dr. Massnick, IRSC Assistant Professor and ICCI founder. “We are delighted that our students can get right to work alongside the law enforcement professionals in the Martin County Sheriff’s Office and further develop their own professionalism, advance their critical thinking skills, and enhance their ability to work with diverse populations. We look forward to adding more cases, more students and additional agency partners over time.”

Indian River State College is a public, comprehensive college with a statewide and national reputation for excellence. A premier institution for higher education, IRSC is a key partner in the continuing development of Florida’s Treasure Coast region and is cited nationally as a model for innovative use of technology in education. It expects that the addition and uniqueness of the Institute for Cold Case Investigation will be a key factor in and attracting new students to its growing Criminal Justice Program and preparing graduates for future careers.

For more information about Indian River State College, its criminal justice program, or its Treasure Coast Public Safety Training Facility, visit www.irsc.edu.

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IRSC Establishes Institute for Cold Case Investigation,Launches Partnership with Martin County Sheriff’s Office

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In Photo:Dr. Kimberlie Massnick, IRSC Assistant Professor, addresses students and guests at the College’s new Institute for Cold Case Investigation.

Fort Pierce – Indian River State College (IRSC) on Tuesday announced the establishment of the Institute for Cold Case Investigation (ICCI), an applied-learning initiative that gives students enrolled in its Criminal Justice Bachelor’s degree program real-world experience as they work with local law enforcement agencies toward resolutions on open, unsolved criminal investigations. The Institute is the first of its kind for a college or university in Florida and the only higher-education-led cold case investigation institute in the southeastern United States.

The Institute for Cold Case Investigations is housed at the Treasure Coast Public Safety Training Complex at the IRSC Main Campus in Fort Pierce, one of the most comprehensive, technologically advanced public safety training facilities in the nation. The initiative emerged as a result of a proposal by Dr. Kimberlie Massnick, Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice, who was recently named an Endowed Teaching Chair in support of this program. Dr. Massnick holds a Master of Science in Criminal Justice, a Master of Human Services, and a Doctorate in Criminal Justice all from Nova Southeastern University.

“Part of preparing our students for success is giving them an opportunity to take what they learn in the classroom into real-world situations,” said Dr. Ed Massey, President of Indian River State College. “The Institute not only offers our criminal justice students a unique professional experience, and it has the potential to bring long-awaited resolutions to victim’s families in our community. It truly is an innovative applied learning program.”

With this week’s announcement, the IRSC District Board of Trustees approved an agreement between the College and the Martin County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO), recognizing MCSO as ICCI’s first law enforcement agency partner.

“The concept of including criminal justice students into cases that have gone cold allows us to expose the investigation to a broader subset of minds,” said Sheriff William Snyder. “Often times, these cases hinge on one detail which has been overlooked, and requires that fresh perspective. This joint effort stands to benefit the students, our seasoned detectives, and the victims’ families, who have already waited, in some cases, decades for closure.”

Under the agreement, the Martin County Sheriff’s Office will provide actual cold cases, agency expertise, and opportunities for students to participate in field research and investigations, among access to other experiences and investigative techniques that allow students to actively solve local cold cases. Students will work side-by-side with law enforcement professionals such as detectives and crime scene investigators and deeply examine sections of the cold case and share knowledge regarding process, procedure and legalities of the case.

“The institute for Cold Case Investigation provides students an experiential learning opportunity that aligns with learning outcomes,” states Dr. Massnick, IRSC Assistant Professor and ICCI founder. “We are delighted that our students can get right to work alongside the law enforcement professionals in the Martin County Sheriff’s Office and further develop their own professionalism, advance their critical thinking skills, and enhance their ability to work with diverse populations. We look forward to adding more cases, more students and additional agency partners over time.”

Indian River State College is a public, comprehensive college with a statewide and national reputation for excellence. A premier institution for higher education, IRSC is a key partner in the continuing development of Florida’s Treasure Coast region and is cited nationally as a model for innovative use of technology in education. It expects that the addition and uniqueness of the Institute for Cold Case Investigation will be a key factor in and attracting new students to its growing Criminal Justice Program and preparing graduates for future careers.

For more information about Indian River State College, its criminal justice program, or its Treasure Coast Public Safety Training Facility, visit www.irsc.edu.

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Environmental Studies Council Announces 2018 FREE Open House Funfest

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In Photo: Guests can meet Joey VII at the Environmental Studies Center Open House on October 6 – Photo by Kim Nash

JENSEN BEACH – The Environmental Studies Council will be hosting their Annual Open House on Sat., October 6 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The Center, located at 2900 NE Indian River Drive in Jensen Beach, features saltwater aquariums, hands on learning and is home to a releasable juvenile loggerhead sea turtle.

Students in the Martin County School District enjoy the environmental learning opportunities provided each year at the center, and at the Annual Open House, families can take part in the fun as well! On October 6, guests will enjoy interactive activities, refreshments and sign-ups for the year’s many special events.

Guests will have the opportunity to meet Joey the alligator, tour the wet labs, visit the new educational sea turtle display, visit a special plankton display, tour the school grounds and shop the gift shop, which is fully stocked with new toys, jewelry, and kids science kits.

“The Open House offers families the chance to enjoy all the wonderful environmental learning activities that students take part in during their annual field trips to the Center,” said event co-chair Farah Daye. Daye, a trustee of the Environmental Studies Council, is planning the event along trustees Mary Radabaugh and Coltin Radabaugh.

The Open House is presented free of charge by the Environmental Studies Council, the non-profit organization established in 1978 to support, protect, and enhance the unique environmental education programs of the Environmental Studies Center. Donations are accepted and Council memberships will be available throughout the day.

For more information, visit www.escmc.org or call 772-219-1887 x 121.

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Environmental Studies Council Announces 2018 FREE Open House Funfest

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In Photo: Get up close to the nurse sharks and other marine animals in the Wet Lab at the Environmental Studies Center Open House on October 6-Photo by Kim Nash

JENSEN BEACH – The Environmental Studies Council will be hosting their Annual Open House on Sat., October 6 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The Center, located at 2900 NE Indian River Drive in Jensen Beach, features saltwater aquariums, hands on learning and is home to a releasable juvenile loggerhead sea turtle.

Students in the Martin County School District enjoy the environmental learning opportunities provided each year at the center, and at the Annual Open House, families can take part in the fun as well! On October 6, guests will enjoy interactive activities, refreshments and sign-ups for the year’s many special events.

Guests will have the opportunity to meet Joey the alligator, tour the wet labs, visit the new educational sea turtle display, visit a special plankton display, tour the school grounds and shop the gift shop, which is fully stocked with new toys, jewelry, and kids science kits.

“The Open House offers families the chance to enjoy all the wonderful environmental learning activities that students take part in during their annual field trips to the Center,” said event co-chair Farah Daye. Daye, a trustee of the Environmental Studies Council, is planning the event along trustees Mary Radabaugh and Coltin Radabaugh.

The Open House is presented free of charge by the Environmental Studies Council, the non-profit organization established in 1978 to support, protect, and enhance the unique environmental education programs of the Environmental Studies Center. Donations are accepted and Council memberships will be available throughout the day.

For more information, visit www.escmc.org or call 772-219-1887 x 121.

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Celebration of the New U.S. Customs Facility at Witham Field

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Stuart- On Saturday, September 15 a celebration for the new U.S. Customs Facility coming to Witham Field was held.

The event was sponsored by the Economic Council of Martin County. The U.S. Customs Facility at Witham Field will process international travelers arriving in Martin County via aircraft and marine vessels. The facility will allow Martin County boaters, pilots, residents and visitors to conveniently clear U.S. Customs without having to travel to Fort Pierce or West Palm Beach.

Funding for the project is provided through an 80/20 grant partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation Aviation (Multimodal) Division and the Airport Enterprise Fund. The facility will be operated by U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection. As it is with Witham Field, user fees will cover the cost of operations expenses. The U.S. Customs facility is located at 2011 SE Airport Rd. in Stuart.

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Stuart- On Saturday, September 15 a celebration for the new U.S. Customs Facility coming to Witham Field was held.

The event was sponsored by the Economic Council of Martin County. The U.S. Customs Facility at Witham Field will process international travelers arriving in Martin County via aircraft and marine vessels. The facility will allow Martin County boaters, pilots, residents and visitors to conveniently clear U.S. Customs without having to travel to Fort Pierce or West Palm Beach.

Funding for the project is provided through an 80/20 grant partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation Aviation (Multimodal) Division and the Airport Enterprise Fund. The facility will be operated by U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection. As it is with Witham Field, user fees will cover the cost of operations expenses. The U.S. Customs facility is located at 2011 SE Airport Rd. in Stuart.

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Stuart- On Saturday, September 15 a celebration for the new U.S. Customs Facility coming to Witham Field was held.

The event was sponsored by the Economic Council of Martin County. The U.S. Customs Facility at Witham Field will process international travelers arriving in Martin County via aircraft and marine vessels. The facility will allow Martin County boaters, pilots, residents and visitors to conveniently clear U.S. Customs without having to travel to Fort Pierce or West Palm Beach.

Funding for the project is provided through an 80/20 grant partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation Aviation (Multimodal) Division and the Airport Enterprise Fund. The facility will be operated by U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection. As it is with Witham Field, user fees will cover the cost of operations expenses. The U.S. Customs facility is located at 2011 SE Airport Rd. in Stuart.

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Celebration of the New U.S. Customs Facility at Witham Field

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Stuart- On Saturday, September 15 a celebration for the new U.S. Customs Facility coming to Witham Field was held.

The event was sponsored by the Economic Council of Martin County. The U.S. Customs Facility at Witham Field will process international travelers arriving in Martin County via aircraft and marine vessels. The facility will allow Martin County boaters, pilots, residents and visitors to conveniently clear U.S. Customs without having to travel to Fort Pierce or West Palm Beach.

Funding for the project is provided through an 80/20 grant partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation Aviation (Multimodal) Division and the Airport Enterprise Fund. The facility will be operated by U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection. As it is with Witham Field, user fees will cover the cost of operations expenses. The U.S. Customs facility is located at 2011 SE Airport Rd. in Stuart.

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Celebration of the New U.S. Customs Facility at Witham Field

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Stuart- On Saturday, September 15 a celebration for the new U.S. Customs Facility coming to Witham Field was held.

The event was sponsored by the Economic Council of Martin County. The U.S. Customs Facility at Witham Field will process international travelers arriving in Martin County via aircraft and marine vessels. The facility will allow Martin County boaters, pilots, residents and visitors to conveniently clear U.S. Customs without having to travel to Fort Pierce or West Palm Beach.

Funding for the project is provided through an 80/20 grant partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation Aviation (Multimodal) Division and the Airport Enterprise Fund. The facility will be operated by U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection. As it is with Witham Field, user fees will cover the cost of operations expenses. The U.S. Customs facility is located at 2011 SE Airport Rd. in Stuart.

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Celebration of the New U.S. Customs Facility at Witham Field

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Stuart- On Saturday, September 15 a celebration for the new U.S. Customs Facility coming to Witham Field was held.

The event was sponsored by the Economic Council of Martin County. The U.S. Customs Facility at Witham Field will process international travelers arriving in Martin County via aircraft and marine vessels. The facility will allow Martin County boaters, pilots, residents and visitors to conveniently clear U.S. Customs without having to travel to Fort Pierce or West Palm Beach.

Funding for the project is provided through an 80/20 grant partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation Aviation (Multimodal) Division and the Airport Enterprise Fund. The facility will be operated by U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection. As it is with Witham Field, user fees will cover the cost of operations expenses. The U.S. Customs facility is located at 2011 SE Airport Rd. in Stuart.

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Celebration of the New U.S. Customs Facility at Witham Field

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Stuart- On Saturday, September 15 a celebration for the new U.S. Customs Facility coming to Witham Field was held.

The event was sponsored by the Economic Council of Martin County. The U.S. Customs Facility at Witham Field will process international travelers arriving in Martin County via aircraft and marine vessels. The facility will allow Martin County boaters, pilots, residents and visitors to conveniently clear U.S. Customs without having to travel to Fort Pierce or West Palm Beach.

Funding for the project is provided through an 80/20 grant partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation Aviation (Multimodal) Division and the Airport Enterprise Fund. The facility will be operated by U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection. As it is with Witham Field, user fees will cover the cost of operations expenses. The U.S. Customs facility is located at 2011 SE Airport Rd. in Stuart.

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Celebration of the New U.S. Customs Facility at Witham Field

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Stuart- On Saturday, September 15 a celebration for the new U.S. Customs Facility coming to Witham Field was held.

The event was sponsored by the Economic Council of Martin County. The U.S. Customs Facility at Witham Field will process international travelers arriving in Martin County via aircraft and marine vessels. The facility will allow Martin County boaters, pilots, residents and visitors to conveniently clear U.S. Customs without having to travel to Fort Pierce or West Palm Beach.

Funding for the project is provided through an 80/20 grant partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation Aviation (Multimodal) Division and the Airport Enterprise Fund. The facility will be operated by U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection. As it is with Witham Field, user fees will cover the cost of operations expenses. The U.S. Customs facility is located at 2011 SE Airport Rd. in Stuart.

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Celebration of the New U.S. Customs Facility at Witham Field

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Stuart- On Saturday, September 15 a celebration for the new U.S. Customs Facility coming to Witham Field was held.

The event was sponsored by the Economic Council of Martin County. The U.S. Customs Facility at Witham Field will process international travelers arriving in Martin County via aircraft and marine vessels. The facility will allow Martin County boaters, pilots, residents and visitors to conveniently clear U.S. Customs without having to travel to Fort Pierce or West Palm Beach.

Funding for the project is provided through an 80/20 grant partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation Aviation (Multimodal) Division and the Airport Enterprise Fund. The facility will be operated by U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection. As it is with Witham Field, user fees will cover the cost of operations expenses. The U.S. Customs facility is located at 2011 SE Airport Rd. in Stuart.

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Celebration of the New U.S. Customs Facility at Witham Field

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Stuart- On Saturday, September 15 a celebration for the new U.S. Customs Facility coming to Witham Field was held.

The event was sponsored by the Economic Council of Martin County. The U.S. Customs Facility at Witham Field will process international travelers arriving in Martin County via aircraft and marine vessels. The facility will allow Martin County boaters, pilots, residents and visitors to conveniently clear U.S. Customs without having to travel to Fort Pierce or West Palm Beach.

Funding for the project is provided through an 80/20 grant partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation Aviation (Multimodal) Division and the Airport Enterprise Fund. The facility will be operated by U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection. As it is with Witham Field, user fees will cover the cost of operations expenses. The U.S. Customs facility is located at 2011 SE Airport Rd. in Stuart.

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Celebration of the New U.S. Customs Facility at Witham Field

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Stuart- On Saturday, September 15 a celebration for the new U.S. Customs Facility coming to Witham Field was held.

The event was sponsored by the Economic Council of Martin County. The U.S. Customs Facility at Witham Field will process international travelers arriving in Martin County via aircraft and marine vessels. The facility will allow Martin County boaters, pilots, residents and visitors to conveniently clear U.S. Customs without having to travel to Fort Pierce or West Palm Beach.

Funding for the project is provided through an 80/20 grant partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation Aviation (Multimodal) Division and the Airport Enterprise Fund. The facility will be operated by U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection. As it is with Witham Field, user fees will cover the cost of operations expenses. The U.S. Customs facility is located at 2011 SE Airport Rd. in Stuart.

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Celebration of the New U.S. Customs Facility at Witham Field

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Stuart- On Saturday, September 15 a celebration for the new U.S. Customs Facility coming to Witham Field was held.

The event was sponsored by the Economic Council of Martin County. The U.S. Customs Facility at Witham Field will process international travelers arriving in Martin County via aircraft and marine vessels. The facility will allow Martin County boaters, pilots, residents and visitors to conveniently clear U.S. Customs without having to travel to Fort Pierce or West Palm Beach.

Funding for the project is provided through an 80/20 grant partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation Aviation (Multimodal) Division and the Airport Enterprise Fund. The facility will be operated by U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection. As it is with Witham Field, user fees will cover the cost of operations expenses. The U.S. Customs facility is located at 2011 SE Airport Rd. in Stuart.

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Celebration of the New U.S. Customs Facility at Witham Field

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Stuart- On Saturday, September 15 a celebration for the new U.S. Customs Facility coming to Witham Field was held.

The event was sponsored by the Economic Council of Martin County. The U.S. Customs Facility at Witham Field will process international travelers arriving in Martin County via aircraft and marine vessels. The facility will allow Martin County boaters, pilots, residents and visitors to conveniently clear U.S. Customs without having to travel to Fort Pierce or West Palm Beach.

Funding for the project is provided through an 80/20 grant partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation Aviation (Multimodal) Division and the Airport Enterprise Fund. The facility will be operated by U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection. As it is with Witham Field, user fees will cover the cost of operations expenses. The U.S. Customs facility is located at 2011 SE Airport Rd. in Stuart.

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

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Celebration of the New U.S. Customs Facility at Witham Field

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Stuart- On Saturday, September 15 a celebration for the new U.S. Customs Facility coming to Witham Field was held.

The event was sponsored by the Economic Council of Martin County. The U.S. Customs Facility at Witham Field will process international travelers arriving in Martin County via aircraft and marine vessels. The facility will allow Martin County boaters, pilots, residents and visitors to conveniently clear U.S. Customs without having to travel to Fort Pierce or West Palm Beach.

Funding for the project is provided through an 80/20 grant partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation Aviation (Multimodal) Division and the Airport Enterprise Fund. The facility will be operated by U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection. As it is with Witham Field, user fees will cover the cost of operations expenses. The U.S. Customs facility is located at 2011 SE Airport Rd. in Stuart.

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

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Celebration of the New U.S. Customs Facility at Witham Field

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Stuart- On Saturday, September 15 a celebration for the new U.S. Customs Facility coming to Witham Field was held.

The event was sponsored by the Economic Council of Martin County. The U.S. Customs Facility at Witham Field will process international travelers arriving in Martin County via aircraft and marine vessels. The facility will allow Martin County boaters, pilots, residents and visitors to conveniently clear U.S. Customs without having to travel to Fort Pierce or West Palm Beach.

Funding for the project is provided through an 80/20 grant partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation Aviation (Multimodal) Division and the Airport Enterprise Fund. The facility will be operated by U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection. As it is with Witham Field, user fees will cover the cost of operations expenses. The U.S. Customs facility is located at 2011 SE Airport Rd. in Stuart.

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

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Celebration of the New U.S. Customs Facility at Witham Field

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Stuart- On Saturday, September 15 a celebration for the new U.S. Customs Facility coming to Witham Field was held.

The event was sponsored by the Economic Council of Martin County. The U.S. Customs Facility at Witham Field will process international travelers arriving in Martin County via aircraft and marine vessels. The facility will allow Martin County boaters, pilots, residents and visitors to conveniently clear U.S. Customs without having to travel to Fort Pierce or West Palm Beach.

Funding for the project is provided through an 80/20 grant partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation Aviation (Multimodal) Division and the Airport Enterprise Fund. The facility will be operated by U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection. As it is with Witham Field, user fees will cover the cost of operations expenses. The U.S. Customs facility is located at 2011 SE Airport Rd. in Stuart.

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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Celebration of the New U.S. Customs Facility at Witham Field

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Stuart- On Saturday, September 15 a celebration for the new U.S. Customs Facility coming to Witham Field was held.

The event was sponsored by the Economic Council of Martin County. The U.S. Customs Facility at Witham Field will process international travelers arriving in Martin County via aircraft and marine vessels. The facility will allow Martin County boaters, pilots, residents and visitors to conveniently clear U.S. Customs without having to travel to Fort Pierce or West Palm Beach.

Funding for the project is provided through an 80/20 grant partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation Aviation (Multimodal) Division and the Airport Enterprise Fund. The facility will be operated by U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection. As it is with Witham Field, user fees will cover the cost of operations expenses. The U.S. Customs facility is located at 2011 SE Airport Rd. in Stuart.

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

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Celebration of the New U.S. Customs Facility at Witham Field

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Stuart- On Saturday, September 15 a celebration for the new U.S. Customs Facility coming to Witham Field was held.

The event was sponsored by the Economic Council of Martin County. The U.S. Customs Facility at Witham Field will process international travelers arriving in Martin County via aircraft and marine vessels. The facility will allow Martin County boaters, pilots, residents and visitors to conveniently clear U.S. Customs without having to travel to Fort Pierce or West Palm Beach.

Funding for the project is provided through an 80/20 grant partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation Aviation (Multimodal) Division and the Airport Enterprise Fund. The facility will be operated by U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection. As it is with Witham Field, user fees will cover the cost of operations expenses. The U.S. Customs facility is located at 2011 SE Airport Rd. in Stuart.

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

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Celebration of the New U.S. Customs Facility at Witham Field

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Stuart- On Saturday, September 15 a celebration for the new U.S. Customs Facility coming to Witham Field was held.

The event was sponsored by the Economic Council of Martin County. The U.S. Customs Facility at Witham Field will process international travelers arriving in Martin County via aircraft and marine vessels. The facility will allow Martin County boaters, pilots, residents and visitors to conveniently clear U.S. Customs without having to travel to Fort Pierce or West Palm Beach.

Funding for the project is provided through an 80/20 grant partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation Aviation (Multimodal) Division and the Airport Enterprise Fund. The facility will be operated by U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection. As it is with Witham Field, user fees will cover the cost of operations expenses. The U.S. Customs facility is located at 2011 SE Airport Rd. in Stuart.

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

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Celebration of the New U.S. Customs Facility at Witham Field

Out2News.com

Stuart- On Saturday, September 15 a celebration for the new U.S. Customs Facility coming to Witham Field was held.

The event was sponsored by the Economic Council of Martin County. The U.S. Customs Facility at Witham Field will process international travelers arriving in Martin County via aircraft and marine vessels. The facility will allow Martin County boaters, pilots, residents and visitors to conveniently clear U.S. Customs without having to travel to Fort Pierce or West Palm Beach.

Funding for the project is provided through an 80/20 grant partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation Aviation (Multimodal) Division and the Airport Enterprise Fund. The facility will be operated by U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection. As it is with Witham Field, user fees will cover the cost of operations expenses. The U.S. Customs facility is located at 2011 SE Airport Rd. in Stuart.

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

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Celebration of the New U.S. Customs Facility at Witham Field

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Stuart- On Saturday, September 15 a celebration for the new U.S. Customs Facility coming to Witham Field was held.

The event was sponsored by the Economic Council of Martin County. The U.S. Customs Facility at Witham Field will process international travelers arriving in Martin County via aircraft and marine vessels. The facility will allow Martin County boaters, pilots, residents and visitors to conveniently clear U.S. Customs without having to travel to Fort Pierce or West Palm Beach.

Funding for the project is provided through an 80/20 grant partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation Aviation (Multimodal) Division and the Airport Enterprise Fund. The facility will be operated by U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection. As it is with Witham Field, user fees will cover the cost of operations expenses. The U.S. Customs facility is located at 2011 SE Airport Rd. in Stuart.

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Bubbles & Breakfast for Babies

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Stuart- On Saturday, September 15 – 9-12 at Banyan 320 Kitchen & Bar, located at 320 SE Denver Avenue in Stuart. Chef Rachel of Banyan 320 served

a delicious breakfast along with bottomless mimosas. There were raffle items, as well as a Chinese auction. A portion of the food and beverage costs

went to Martin County Healthy Start Coalition.

The fundraiser collected diapers, wipes for the Prenatal Outreach Center. A Helicopter ride or a Golf Foursome at Willoughby & Country Club were

also donated for the raffle.

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Bubbles & Breakfast for Babies

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Stuart- On Saturday, September 15 – 9-12 at Banyan 320 Kitchen & Bar, located at 320 SE Denver Avenue in Stuart. Chef Rachel of Banyan 320 served

a delicious breakfast along with bottomless mimosas. There were raffle items, as well as a Chinese auction. A portion of the food and beverage costs

went to Martin County Healthy Start Coalition.

The fundraiser collected diapers, wipes for the Prenatal Outreach Center. A Helicopter ride or a Golf Foursome at Willoughby & Country Club were

also donated for the raffle.

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

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Bubbles & Breakfast for Babies

Out2News.com

Stuart- On Saturday, September 15 – 9-12 at Banyan 320 Kitchen & Bar, located at 320 SE Denver Avenue in Stuart. Chef Rachel of Banyan 320 served

a delicious breakfast along with bottomless mimosas. There were raffle items, as well as a Chinese auction. A portion of the food and beverage costs

went to Martin County Healthy Start Coalition.

The fundraiser collected diapers, wipes for the Prenatal Outreach Center. A Helicopter ride or a Golf Foursome at Willoughby & Country Club were

also donated for the raffle.

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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Bubbles & Breakfast for Babies

Out2News.com

Stuart- On Saturday, September 15 – 9-12 at Banyan 320 Kitchen & Bar, located at 320 SE Denver Avenue in Stuart. Chef Rachel of Banyan 320 served

a delicious breakfast along with bottomless mimosas. There were raffle items, as well as a Chinese auction. A portion of the food and beverage costs

went to Martin County Healthy Start Coalition.

The fundraiser collected diapers, wipes for the Prenatal Outreach Center. A Helicopter ride or a Golf Foursome at Willoughby & Country Club were

also donated for the raffle.

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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Bubbles & Breakfast for Babies

Out2News.com

Stuart- On Saturday, September 15 – 9-12 at Banyan 320 Kitchen & Bar, located at 320 SE Denver Avenue in Stuart. Chef Rachel of Banyan 320 served

a delicious breakfast along with bottomless mimosas. There were raffle items, as well as a Chinese auction. A portion of the food and beverage costs

went to Martin County Healthy Start Coalition.

The fundraiser collected diapers, wipes for the Prenatal Outreach Center. A Helicopter ride or a Golf Foursome at Willoughby & Country Club were

also donated for the raffle.

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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Annual 9/11 Candlelight Tribute

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Palm City – On Tuesday, September 11th a candlelight vigil to honor the memory of those lost on 9/11. The ceremony was held at the Peter & Julie Cummings library in Palm City, located at 2551 SW Matheson Avenue. Mr. Dennis McKenna with America 9/11 First Responders, Inc. Commissioner Ed Campi was the emcee for the evening.

The tribute for this year was to pay tribute to the children of 9/11. Guest speakers, bagpipers were present along with a candlelight tribute and butterfly release in all of their honor. This event is held each year on 9/11 to pay patriotic tribute to the victims and survivors that were lost in the World Trade Centers.

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Annual 9/11 Candlelight Tribute

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Palm City – On Tuesday, September 11th a candlelight vigil to honor the memory of those lost on 9/11. The ceremony was held at the Peter & Julie Cummings library in Palm City, located at 2551 SW Matheson Avenue. Mr. Dennis McKenna with America 9/11 First Responders, Inc. Commissioner Ed Campi was the emcee for the evening.

The tribute for this year was to pay tribute to the children of 9/11. Guest speakers, bagpipers were present along with a candlelight tribute and butterfly release in all of their honor. This event is held each year on 9/11 to pay patriotic tribute to the victims and survivors that were lost in the World Trade Centers.

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Annual 9/11 Candlelight Tribute

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Palm City – On Tuesday, September 11th a candlelight vigil to honor the memory of those lost on 9/11. The ceremony was held at the Peter & Julie Cummings library in Palm City, located at 2551 SW Matheson Avenue. Mr. Dennis McKenna with America 9/11 First Responders, Inc. Commissioner Ed Campi was the emcee for the evening.

The tribute for this year was to pay tribute to the children of 9/11. Guest speakers, bagpipers were present along with a candlelight tribute and butterfly release in all of their honor. This event is held each year on 9/11 to pay patriotic tribute to the victims and survivors that were lost in the World Trade Centers.

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Annual 9/11 Candlelight Tribute

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Palm City – On Tuesday, September 11th a candlelight vigil to honor the memory of those lost on 9/11. The ceremony was held at the Peter & Julie Cummings library in Palm City, located at 2551 SW Matheson Avenue. Mr. Dennis McKenna with America 9/11 First Responders, Inc. Commissioner Ed Campi was the emcee for the evening.

The tribute for this year was to pay tribute to the children of 9/11. Guest speakers, bagpipers were present along with a candlelight tribute and butterfly release in all of their honor. This event is held each year on 9/11 to pay patriotic tribute to the victims and survivors that were lost in the World Trade Centers.

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Annual 9/11 Candlelight Tribute

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Palm City – On Tuesday, September 11th a candlelight vigil to honor the memory of those lost on 9/11. The ceremony was held at the Peter & Julie Cummings library in Palm City, located at 2551 SW Matheson Avenue. Mr. Dennis McKenna with America 9/11 First Responders, Inc. Commissioner Ed Campi was the emcee for the evening.

The tribute for this year was to pay tribute to the children of 9/11. Guest speakers, bagpipers were present along with a candlelight tribute and butterfly release in all of their honor. This event is held each year on 9/11 to pay patriotic tribute to the victims and survivors that were lost in the World Trade Centers.

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Annual 9/11 Candlelight Tribute

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Palm City – On Tuesday, September 11th a candlelight vigil to honor the memory of those lost on 9/11. The ceremony was held at the Peter & Julie Cummings library in Palm City, located at 2551 SW Matheson Avenue. Mr. Dennis McKenna with America 9/11 First Responders, Inc. Commissioner Ed Campi was the emcee for the evening.

The tribute for this year was to pay tribute to the children of 9/11. Guest speakers, bagpipers were present along with a candlelight tribute and butterfly release in all of their honor. This event is held each year on 9/11 to pay patriotic tribute to the victims and survivors that were lost in the World Trade Centers.

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Annual 9/11 Candlelight Tribute

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Palm City – On Tuesday,September 11th a candlelight vigil to honor the memory of those lost on 9/11. The ceremony was held at the Peter & Julie Cummings library in Palm City, located at 2551 SW Matheson Avenue. Mr. Dennis McKenna with America 9/11 First Responders, Inc. Commissioner Ed Campi was the emcee for the evening.

The tribute for this year was to pay tribute to the children of 9/11. Guest speakers, bagpipers were present along with a candlelight tribute and butterfly release in all of their honor. This event is held each year on 9/11 to pay patriotic tribute to the victims and survivors that were lost in the World Trade Centers.

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Annual 9/11 Candlelight Tribute

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Palm City – On Tuesday,September 11th a candlelight vigil to honor the memory of those lost on 9/11. The ceremony was held at the Peter & Julie Cummings library in Palm City, located at 2551 SW Matheson Avenue. Mr. Dennis McKenna with America 9/11 First Responders, Inc. Commissioner Ed Campi was the emcee for the evening.

The tribute for this year was to pay tribute to the children of 9/11. Guest speakers, bagpipers were present along with a candlelight tribute and butterfly release in all of their honor. This event is held each year on 9/11 to pay patriotic tribute to the victims and survivors that were lost in the World Trade Centers.

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Annual 9/11 Candlelight Tribute

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Palm City – On Tuesday,September 11th a candlelight vigil to honor the memory of those lost on 9/11. The ceremony was held at the Peter & Julie Cummings library in Palm City, located at 2551 SW Matheson Avenue. Mr. Dennis McKenna with America 9/11 First Responders, Inc. Commissioner Ed Campi was the emcee for the evening.

The tribute for this year was to pay tribute to the children of 9/11. Guest speakers, bagpipers were present along with a candlelight tribute and butterfly release in all of their honor. This event is held each year on 9/11 to pay patriotic tribute to the victims and survivors that were lost in the World Trade Centers.

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Annual 9/11 Candlelight Tribute

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Palm City – On Tuesday, September 11th a candlelight vigil to honor the memory of those lost on 9/11. The ceremony was held at the Peter & Julie Cummings library in Palm City, located at 2551 SW Matheson Avenue. Mr. Dennis McKenna with America 9/11 First Responders, Inc. Commissioner Ed Campi was the emcee for the evening.

The tribute for this year was to pay tribute to the children of 9/11. Guest speakers, bagpipers were present along with a candlelight tribute and butterfly release in all of their honor. This event is held each year on 9/11 to pay patriotic tribute to the victims and survivors that were lost in the World Trade Centers.

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Annual 9/11 Candlelight Tribute

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Palm City – On Tuesday,September 11th a candlelight vigil to honor the memory of those lost on 9/11. The ceremony was held at the Peter & Julie Cummings library in Palm City, located at 2551 SW Matheson Avenue. Mr. Dennis McKenna with America 9/11 First Responders, Inc. Commissioner Ed Campi was the emcee for the evening.

The tribute for this year was to pay tribute to the children of 9/11. Guest speakers, bagpipers were present along with a candlelight tribute and butterfly release in all of their honor. This event is held each year on 9/11 to pay patriotic tribute to the victims and survivors that were lost in the World Trade Centers.

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Annual 9/11 Candlelight Tribute

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Palm City – On Tuesday, September 11th a candlelight vigil to honor the memory of those lost on 9/11. The ceremony was held at the Peter & Julie Cummings library in Palm City, located at 2551 SW Matheson Avenue. Mr. Dennis McKenna with America 9/11 First Responders, Inc. Commissioner Ed Campi was the emcee for the evening.

The tribute for this year was to pay tribute to the children of 9/11. Guest speakers, bagpipers were present along with a candlelight tribute and butterfly release in all of their honor. This event is held each year on 9/11 to pay patriotic tribute to the victims and survivors that were lost in the World Trade Centers.

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Annual 9/11 Candlelight Tribute

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Palm City – On Tuesday, September 11th a candlelight vigil to honor the memory of those lost on 9/11. The ceremony was held at the Peter & Julie Cummings library in Palm City, located at 2551 SW Matheson Avenue. Mr. Dennis McKenna with America 9/11 First Responders, Inc. Commissioner Ed Campi was the emcee for the evening.

The tribute for this year was to pay tribute to the children of 9/11. Guest speakers, bagpipers were present along with a candlelight tribute and butterfly release in all of their honor. This event is held each year on 9/11 to pay patriotic tribute to the victims and survivors that were lost in the World Trade Centers.

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Annual 9/11 Candlelight Tribute

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Palm City – On Tuesday, September 11th a candlelight vigil to honor the memory of those lost on 9/11. The ceremony was held at the Peter & Julie Cummings library in Palm City, located at 2551 SW Matheson Avenue. Mr. Dennis McKenna with America 9/11 First Responders, Inc. Commissioner Ed Campi was the emcee for the evening.

The tribute for this year was to pay tribute to the children of 9/11. Guest speakers, bagpipers were present along with a candlelight tribute and butterfly release in all of their honor. This event is held each year on 9/11 to pay patriotic tribute to the victims and survivors that were lost in the World Trade Centers.

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Annual 9/11 Candlelight Tribute

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Palm City – On Tuesday,September 11th a candlelight vigil to honor the memory of those lost on 9/11. The ceremony was held at the Peter & Julie Cummings library in Palm City, located at 2551 SW Matheson Avenue. Mr. Dennis McKenna with America 9/11 First Responders, Inc. Commissioner Ed Campi was the emcee for the evening.

The tribute for this year was to pay tribute to the children of 9/11. Guest speakers, bagpipers were present along with a candlelight tribute and butterfly release in all of their honor. This event is held each year on 9/11 to pay patriotic tribute to the victims and survivors that were lost in the World Trade Centers.

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Annual 9/11 Candlelight Tribute

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Palm City – On Tuesday, September 11th a candlelight vigil to honor the memory of those lost on 9/11. The ceremony was held at the Peter & Julie Cummings library in Palm City, located at 2551 SW Matheson Avenue. Mr. Dennis McKenna with America 9/11 First Responders, Inc. Commissioner Ed Campi was the emcee for the evening.

The tribute for this year was to pay tribute to the children of 9/11. Guest speakers, bagpipers were present along with a candlelight tribute and butterfly release in all of their honor. This event is held each year on 9/11 to pay patriotic tribute to the victims and survivors that were lost in the World Trade Centers.

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Grand Opening of Concealed Weapons Permits In Hobe Sound

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We are strongly committed to finding the best ways to serve the public!

We place a high value on public service by providing our constituents with better, more efficient, convenient, easier, and speedier service.

Ruth “Ski” Pietruszewski is proud to announce the grand opening of Concealed Weapons permits at the Martin County Tax Collector’s Office in Hobe Sound.

We care about the people we serve!

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SEPTEMBER 1ST HONOR FLIGHT TO PAY TRIBUTE TO 82 LOCAL WWII & KOREAN WAR VETERANS

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In Photo: Welcome for veterans upon arrival at DCA in Washington, DC

Stuart-South Florida Honor Flight takes to the skies again to recognize the contribution and sacrifices made by our nation’s WWII and Korean War veterans with an Honor Flight on Saturday, September 1st , the third of four flights for 2018. This special one-day tribute, which will honor 82 local veterans–14 from WWII and 68 from the Korean War–will leave Palm Beach International Airport at 6:00AM to spend the day in Washington, DC and return that Saturday evening. Every Honor Flight is designed to fly local veterans to Washington, DC to visit and reflect at the memorials built to honor their service and sacrifices.

The day that many veterans say is one of the best days of their lives begins early with a 4:30AM check-in of veterans, their guardians and Honor Flight staff. The chartered American Airlines Airbus 321 flies into DCA where the group will board four police-escorted motor coaches. The day’s agenda includes visits to the Air Force Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery for the Changing of the Guard Ceremony, the World War II Memorial and the Korean War Memorial.

The September 1st trip is made up of veterans who served during WWII and the Korean War (with a few serving in both Korea and Vietnam) from these military branches: Army (45), Navy (10), Air Force (15), Marine Corps (8) and Coast Guard (3). Just a few of the wartime/service positions represented are tank gunner, cook, radio operator, special agent CIC, aircraft mechanic, flight engineer, infantry, tail gunner, flight instructor, welder, Japanese linguist, crypto equipment maintenance, parachute rigger, construction foreman, plumber, tank driver, stenographer, truck driver, veterinary officer, fire control expert, mail clerk, radio maintenance, diving and explosive ordinance disposal. Veterans on this trip served wherever ordered, whether that was stateside or in combat in battles around the globe, including: Central Europe Campaigns, Battle of Leyte, Battle of the Chosin Reservoir, the May Massacre, Battle of Punchbowl, Battle of Heartbreak Ridge.

In Honor Flight tradition, the public is invited and encouraged to show how they remember these veterans by welcoming them home from Washington at “Operation Homecoming” at Palm Beach International Airport, the evening of Saturday, September 1st. All are invited to greet the veterans’ arrival and give them a true welcome home, a welcome that most never received years ago. Bring signs of thanks, flags, cheers and handshakes.

Operation Homecoming takes place at Palm Beach International Airport, Level 2, Concourse A/B. The Honor Flight will arrive at PBIA at 7:20PM. Early arrival is recommended. Please come be part of a heart-warming evening. This red, white and blue welcome home tops off a day that most veterans say ranks with the day they were married and the birth of their children.

For more information on Operation Homecoming, please call 1-855-FLYAVET (855-359-2838).

Southeast Florida Honor Flight needs the public’s help to find local WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans who have not yet taken an Honor Flight. Without a federal veteran database, the organization relies on word of mouth, public education via presentations and civic and veteran groups to find these veterans to sign up for their Honor Flight. If you are, or if you know of a WWII, Korean War or Vietnam War veteran who would like to take their Honor Flight (and has not already done so), please either call 1-855-FLYAVET (855-359-2838) or fill out the veteran application online at www.honorflightsefl.org. Top priority continues to be given to WWII veterans and terminal veterans of any war.

Honor Flight also always needs those who wish to give back as guardians—trip escorts for the veterans–for the four flights per year. For those interested, please visit www.honorflightsefl.org and complete the online guardian application. It is an extremely meaningful day for both guardian and veteran.

Southeast Florida Honor Flight, along with the 133 other hubs in the nationwide Honor Flight Network, is dedicated to flying America’s veterans to their respective memorials in Washington, DC, free of charge to the veteran. Southeast Florida Honor Flight is a 100% volunteer organization 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-FLYAVET (855-359-2838).

The next scheduled 2018 Honor Flight for Southeast Florida Honor Flight is October 13th.

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SEPTEMBER 1ST HONOR FLIGHT TO PAY TRIBUTE TO 82 LOCAL WWII & KOREAN WAR VETERANS

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In Photo: A Korean War veteran with his guardian at the Korean War Memorial in Washington, DC.

Stuart-South Florida Honor Flight takes to the skies again to recognize the contribution and sacrifices made by our nation’s WWII and Korean War veterans with an Honor Flight on Saturday, September 1st , the third of four flights for 2018. This special one-day tribute, which will honor 82 local veterans–14 from WWII and 68 from the Korean War–will leave Palm Beach International Airport at 6:00AM to spend the day in Washington, DC and return that Saturday evening. Every Honor Flight is designed to fly local veterans to Washington, DC to visit and reflect at the memorials built to honor their service and sacrifices.

The day that many veterans say is one of the best days of their lives begins early with a 4:30AM check-in of veterans, their guardians and Honor Flight staff. The chartered American Airlines Airbus 321 flies into DCA where the group will board four police-escorted motor coaches. The day’s agenda includes visits to the Air Force Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery for the Changing of the Guard Ceremony, the World War II Memorial and the Korean War Memorial.

The September 1st trip is made up of veterans who served during WWII and the Korean War (with a few serving in both Korea and Vietnam) from these military branches: Army (45), Navy (10), Air Force (15), Marine Corps (8) and Coast Guard (3). Just a few of the wartime/service positions represented are tank gunner, cook, radio operator, special agent CIC, aircraft mechanic, flight engineer, infantry, tail gunner, flight instructor, welder, Japanese linguist, crypto equipment maintenance, parachute rigger, construction foreman, plumber, tank driver, stenographer, truck driver, veterinary officer, fire control expert, mail clerk, radio maintenance, diving and explosive ordinance disposal. Veterans on this trip served wherever ordered, whether that was stateside or in combat in battles around the globe, including: Central Europe Campaigns, Battle of Leyte, Battle of the Chosin Reservoir, the May Massacre, Battle of Punchbowl, Battle of Heartbreak Ridge.

In Honor Flight tradition, the public is invited and encouraged to show how they remember these veterans by welcoming them home from Washington at “Operation Homecoming” at Palm Beach International Airport, the evening of Saturday, September 1st. All are invited to greet the veterans’ arrival and give them a true welcome home, a welcome that most never received years ago. Bring signs of thanks, flags, cheers and handshakes.

Operation Homecoming takes place at Palm Beach International Airport, Level 2, Concourse A/B. The Honor Flight will arrive at PBIA at 7:20PM. Early arrival is recommended. Please come be part of a heart-warming evening. This red, white and blue welcome home tops off a day that most veterans say ranks with the day they were married and the birth of their children.

For more information on Operation Homecoming, please call 1-855-FLYAVET (855-359-2838).

Southeast Florida Honor Flight needs the public’s help to find local WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans who have not yet taken an Honor Flight. Without a federal veteran database, the organization relies on word of mouth, public education via presentations and civic and veteran groups to find these veterans to sign up for their Honor Flight. If you are, or if you know of a WWII, Korean War or Vietnam War veteran who would like to take their Honor Flight (and has not already done so), please either call 1-855-FLYAVET (855-359-2838) or fill out the veteran application online at www.honorflightsefl.org. Top priority continues to be given to WWII veterans and terminal veterans of any war.

Honor Flight also always needs those who wish to give back as guardians—trip escorts for the veterans–for the four flights per year. For those interested, please visit www.honorflightsefl.org and complete the online guardian application. It is an extremely meaningful day for both guardian and veteran.

Southeast Florida Honor Flight, along with the 133 other hubs in the nationwide Honor Flight Network, is dedicated to flying America’s veterans to their respective memorials in Washington, DC, free of charge to the veteran. Southeast Florida Honor Flight is a 100% volunteer organization 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-FLYAVET (855-359-2838).

The next scheduled 2018 Honor Flight for Southeast Florida Honor Flight is October 13th.

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SEPTEMBER 1ST HONOR FLIGHT TO PAY TRIBUTE TO 82 LOCAL WWII & KOREAN WAR VETERANS

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In Photo: Welcome home at Operation Homecoming upon return from Washington, DC at PBIA.

Stuart-South Florida Honor Flight takes to the skies again to recognize the contribution and sacrifices made by our nation’s WWII and Korean War veterans with an Honor Flight on Saturday, September 1st , the third of four flights for 2018. This special one-day tribute, which will honor 82 local veterans–14 from WWII and 68 from the Korean War–will leave Palm Beach International Airport at 6:00AM to spend the day in Washington, DC and return that Saturday evening. Every Honor Flight is designed to fly local veterans to Washington, DC to visit and reflect at the memorials built to honor their service and sacrifices.

The day that many veterans say is one of the best days of their lives begins early with a 4:30AM check-in of veterans, their guardians and Honor Flight staff. The chartered American Airlines Airbus 321 flies into DCA where the group will board four police-escorted motor coaches. The day’s agenda includes visits to the Air Force Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery for the Changing of the Guard Ceremony, the World War II Memorial and the Korean War Memorial.

The September 1st trip is made up of veterans who served during WWII and the Korean War (with a few serving in both Korea and Vietnam) from these military branches: Army (45), Navy (10), Air Force (15), Marine Corps (8) and Coast Guard (3). Just a few of the wartime/service positions represented are tank gunner, cook, radio operator, special agent CIC, aircraft mechanic, flight engineer, infantry, tail gunner, flight instructor, welder, Japanese linguist, crypto equipment maintenance, parachute rigger, construction foreman, plumber, tank driver, stenographer, truck driver, veterinary officer, fire control expert, mail clerk, radio maintenance, diving and explosive ordinance disposal. Veterans on this trip served wherever ordered, whether that was stateside or in combat in battles around the globe, including: Central Europe Campaigns, Battle of Leyte, Battle of the Chosin Reservoir, the May Massacre, Battle of Punchbowl, Battle of Heartbreak Ridge.

In Honor Flight tradition, the public is invited and encouraged to show how they remember these veterans by welcoming them home from Washington at “Operation Homecoming” at Palm Beach International Airport, the evening of Saturday, September 1st. All are invited to greet the veterans’ arrival and give them a true welcome home, a welcome that most never received years ago. Bring signs of thanks, flags, cheers and handshakes.

Operation Homecoming takes place at Palm Beach International Airport, Level 2, Concourse A/B. The Honor Flight will arrive at PBIA at 7:20PM. Early arrival is recommended. Please come be part of a heart-warming evening. This red, white and blue welcome home tops off a day that most veterans say ranks with the day they were married and the birth of their children.

For more information on Operation Homecoming, please call 1-855-FLYAVET (855-359-2838).

Southeast Florida Honor Flight needs the public’s help to find local WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans who have not yet taken an Honor Flight. Without a federal veteran database, the organization relies on word of mouth, public education via presentations and civic and veteran groups to find these veterans to sign up for their Honor Flight. If you are, or if you know of a WWII, Korean War or Vietnam War veteran who would like to take their Honor Flight (and has not already done so), please either call 1-855-FLYAVET (855-359-2838) or fill out the veteran application online at www.honorflightsefl.org. Top priority continues to be given to WWII veterans and terminal veterans of any war.

Honor Flight also always needs those who wish to give back as guardians—trip escorts for the veterans–for the four flights per year. For those interested, please visit www.honorflightsefl.org and complete the online guardian application. It is an extremely meaningful day for both guardian and veteran.

Southeast Florida Honor Flight, along with the 133 other hubs in the nationwide Honor Flight Network, is dedicated to flying America’s veterans to their respective memorials in Washington, DC, free of charge to the veteran. Southeast Florida Honor Flight is a 100% volunteer organization 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-FLYAVET (855-359-2838).

The next scheduled 2018 Honor Flight for Southeast Florida Honor Flight is October 13th.

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LOCAL RED CROSS VOLUNTEERS DEPLOY TO HAWAII TO ASSIST IN HURRICANE LANE RESPONSE

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Local American Red Cross volunteers of the South Florida Region have deployed to Hawaii to help residents affected by Hurricane Lane. The Red Cross has deployed nearly 200 trained disaster workers across the United States, including an experienced leadership team and IT professionals to support emergency communications equipment.

Red Cross South Florida Region volunteers Gloria Mejia and Gaenor Speed are currently assisting the Hawaii Chapter of the Red Cross in evacuation shelters as Hurricane Lane reaches landfall.

Originally, Mejia assisted Hawaii Red Cross to provide support to the families affected by the Kilauea Volcano lava flow. Since then, her position has shifted as Shelter Manager for one of the evacuation centers on the island.

Speed is an active volunteer in Florida’s Southern Gulf Chapter and was the shelter lead for Hurricane Irma overseeing 10 shelters. She then deployed to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria for five weeks.

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LOCAL RED CROSS VOLUNTEERS DEPLOY TO HAWAII TO ASSIST IN HURRICANE LANE RESPONSE

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Local American Red Cross volunteers of the South Florida Region have deployed to Hawaii to help residents affected by Hurricane Lane. The Red Cross has deployed nearly 200 trained disaster workers across the United States, including an experienced leadership team and IT professionals to support emergency communications equipment.

Red Cross South Florida Region volunteers Gloria Mejia and Gaenor Speed are currently assisting the Hawaii Chapter of the Red Cross in evacuation shelters as Hurricane Lane reaches landfall.

Originally, Mejia assisted Hawaii Red Cross to provide support to the families affected by the Kilauea Volcano lava flow. Since then, her position has shifted as Shelter Manager for one of the evacuation centers on the island.

Speed is an active volunteer in Florida’s Southern Gulf Chapter and was the shelter lead for Hurricane Irma overseeing 10 shelters. She then deployed to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria for five weeks.

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AUDI STUART AIR SHOW RECOGNIZED WITH AWARDS CELEBRATING AVIATION

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Honoring its Past & Inspiring its Future. After a thorough review of the 12 states in the Southeast Region, the Southeast Tourism Society has once again named the Stuart Air Show as their award recipient for “STS Top 20 Event” for the third consecutive year. “The Southeast is home to unique and memorable events throughout the year. In spotlighting the Top 20 festivals and events each month, STS is not only giving these events the recognition they deserve but we’re also creating a quick reference guide to some of the best festivals in the Southeast,” said Bill Hardman, president and CEO of the Southeast Tourism Society. “These events are important to the economic vitality of our communities and this is a way for us to acknowledge the time and resources organizers have tirelessly spent to create memories for their attendees.” Events considered for the STS Top 20 recognition must be at least three years old and have attendance of at least 1,000.

In addition, the Stuart Air Show has also been voted Best Festival of the Region by Stuart Magazine.

“We are honored to be named the recipient of the Southeast Tourism Society Award for a third consecutive year as well as being named Best Festival of the Region by Stuart Magazine,” stated Amy Bottegal, President of the Stuart Air Show Board of Directors. “Each year, the Stuart Air Show continues to grow and thrill audiences near and far. We are so grateful to be given these distinctions and look forward to continuing our legacy of bringing an exciting, high-quality family adventure to the Treasure Coast.”

This year’s show marks the 29th anniversary and will be held November 2-4 at Martin County Airport – Witham Field.

Aerobatic performances include Phillip 66 AeroStars, Rob Holland, Matt Younkin, Bob Carlton, and Chef Pitts Airshows as well as new acts such as Kyle Franklin with a Dracula Solo Bi-Plane, Vampire Airshows, and the Class of 45, an act that incorporates a Corsair and P-51 Mustang. Also confirmed to perform both Saturday and Sunday of the air show is the

U.S. Air Force F-16 Demo Team.

Pre-sale tickets for the 2018 are $15 each. Prices jump to $25 at the gate. Special pricing for Veterans and Youth is also available.

For more information about the Audi Stuart Air Show, visit stuartairshow.com. If you would like more information about the Stuart Air Show, please contact Susan Cunnane at 772-781-4882 or at Susan@stuartairshow.

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Rehmann Among Best Companies to Work for in Florida

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Stuart – Rehmann is one of Florida’s Best Companies to Work For according to Florida Trend Magazine. Rehman has been the recipient of several other workplace recognitions this year as well, truly exemplifying its value of putting people first.

To participate, companies or government entities have to employ at least 15 workers in Florida and have been in operation at least one year.

Companies that chose to participate underwent an evaluation of their workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The process also included a survey to measure employee satisfaction. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking.

Firms were divided into three groups – large companies of 250 or more employees, medium-sized companies of 50 to 249 employees, and small companies of 15 to 49 employees. Rehmann ranked No. 9 among the top 28 large companies.

“At Rehmann, each of our associates plays an integral part in delivering the best possible client experience,” said Gene Goldin, regional managing principal. “Their wellbeing is a priority, so to learn that we have been honored with this designation is affirmation of our efforts to provide the best possible work environment for our team. Our growth in Florida over the past 10 years has been complemented by combining with like-minded firms who carry a long, rich history in the state and we have no doubt that we will continue to be a great place to work.”

The Best Companies to Work for In Florida program was created by Florida Trend and Best Companies Group and is endorsed by the HR Florida State Council.

The annual Best Companies list is featured in the August issue of Florida Trend magazine. For a list of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in Florida, go to www.FloridaTrend.com/BestCompanies.

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Major Grant from Mariner Sands Supports Literacy

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In Photo: Jennifer Salas, Martin County Library System Director; Terry Dick, library Volunteer Manager; Michael Kenny, LFMC Executive Director; Robert Kung, Mariner Sands Charity Week Chairman; Pat Ditmars, LFMC Board Member; Jack Flanagan, Charity Week Committee Member

Stuart – A $25,000 grant raised during Mariner Sands Charity Week will kick off a pilot literacy program for families from the Golden Gate area of Stuart.

The grant to the Library Foundation of Martin County underwrites the cost of certified teachers and supplies for an August-to-May twice weekly program to be held at the Golden Gate Center for Enrichment. The goal is to provide 3- and 4-year old children with pre-literacy skills in preparation for kindergarten.

This program differs from standard voluntary pre-K education because the family members also participate in the lessons. “Some families do not enroll their children in voluntary pre-K programs because of transportation issues or because they are not comfortable with the child entering a school setting that young,” said Martin County Library System Director Jennifer Salas.

“We will be providing family activity bags to extend the lessons at home, as well as sending home a set of age-appropriate books for the family to keep,” said Salas. Translators will be provided for Spanish-speaking parents.

“When I learned about the Golden Gate community and the potential of offering a literacy program for some of the families there, it excited me so much that I knew I needed to go out and find the funding for it,” said Pat Ditmars. Ditmars serves on the Library Foundation board and is a past member of the Mariner Sands Board of Governors. Her experience with both organizations led her to believe a match could be made.

“Mariner Sands has many people who wholeheartedly support our library system but who didn’t realize that libraries and literacy programs are so different today,” said Ditmars. “The Charity Week committee was astonished when they heard about what the library does from Jenn Salas and Foundation Executive Director Michael Kenny; even those people who go to the library every week themselves were amazed at all the programs.”

“Mariner Sands Charity Week’s mission is to help needs-based charities. With this program, we wanted to try to break the cycle of poverty,” said Bob Kung, the current chairman of Charity Week. “Funding this program broadens Charity Week’s mission statement to include changing the cycle of poverty. A great way to do that is to teach literacy skills to preschool children. We support Indiantown-focused programs and have been learning more about the needs of the Golden Gate area, which is an even closer neighbor.”

Families will be selected for the program with the assistance of House of Hope, a nonprofit that is very active in serving Golden Gate, said Salas. Assessments will be done of the children at the beginning and end of the program. Adults with concerns about their own literacy skills can also obtain help at the Golden Gate Center through a different program.

“The goal is to prepare the children to be reading at grade level by third grade but that starts young. It is an impossible task to expect schools to catch children up by third grade if they enter kindergarten without any literacy skills,” said Salas. “This pilot program will help us identify successful literacy activities, figure out what can be tweaked, gauge our success and then expand the program to other parts of Martin County.”

One of the ways Mariner Sands Charity Week keeps in touch with community needs is through participation with the Funders Council of Martin County. “Through contact with these leaders, Charity Week has learned the importance of clearly focusing on specific causes and supporting the strongest organizations that effectively address the needs,” said Kung. “We believe that funding this project will help the Library Foundation create a truly effective program to reduce poverty through early childhood literacy. In addition, many retired educators from Mariner Sands have volunteered their time and experience to the program.”

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Share a Haircut with Local Children in Foster Care

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Port St. Lucie—Hair Cuttery, the largest family-owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, will donate back-to-school haircuts to children who need it most this summer.

From August 1-15, for every child up to age 18 who purchases a haircut at one of Hair Cuttery’s 16 local salons, one free haircut certificate will be donated to a foster child and other special-needs children in the community.

Certificates will be distributed through local government and non-profit organizations, such as Communities Connected for Kids. C.C.Kids, which recently changed its name from Devereux Community Based Care, oversees child-welfare services in Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie counties.

Since 2003, foster children in the four counties have received nearly 5,000 free haircut certificates valued at $60,000.

“Hair Cuttery has been very generous to us over the years, but we need the community to do its part again this year – we need to see lots of kids in Hair Cuttery chairs this month,” said Christina Kaiser, CC Kids community relations director.

For more information about CC Kids, please visit www.cckids.net.

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Local Couple Represents the Best in Adoption

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Rose and Brian Bailey have been foster and adoptive parents on the Treasure Coast for more than 20 years.

Port St. Lucie – A Port St. Lucie couple who adopted eight children and fostered many more during the last 20 years were recognized for their contribution July 1 during the 2018 Florida State Foster and Adoptive Parent Association Conference.

Rose and Brian Bailey received the 2018 Forever Hearts Award, an accolade given annually to honor those who provide permanency and a loving family to children in care.

“The award is given with a specific focus on those who help adopted children maintain connections and who support and mentor other adoptive families,” said Communities Connected for Kids Caregiver & Adoption Support Supervisor Jill Poole, who nominated the Bailey’s for the award.

The Bailey’s were Treasure Coast foster parents for almost 20 years, adopting their eight children during that time.

“They made lifetime connections with all their children’s families, some of whom they are still in contact with,” Poole said.

Even after they stopped fostering, the Bailey’s still opened their home to care for a talented teenage football player who would later go on to join the NFL and the Miami Dolphins.

The Bailey household is a little quieter these days, with four of their children now grown and living successful, independent lives. But four teenagers at home, including 19-year-old twins, and Rose’s job mentoring other foster and adoptive parents keep the Bailey’s busy.

“Rose attends all St. Lucie County foster parent meetings, assists with appreciation events for our families and is always available for any other event, committee or activity we need her for,” Poole said. “Rose and Brian have spent a lifetime dedicated to children and families in the child-welfare system, and they don’t have any plans of slowing down soon.”

The award was a surprise of colossal proportion, said Ms. Bailey, who thought she was there to witness her colleague, Jerra Wisecup, receive the award.

“I’m smiling at her, she’s looking at me,'” Ms. Bailey said. “Then they call my name, and I’m thinking, ‘Now, that can’t be right’.”

In fact, Ms. Wisecup, Ms. Poole and even Mr. Bailey were in on the surprise.

“I was floored, very surprised and deeply honored,” Ms. Bailey said. “The award is sitting proudly on my mantel.”

For more information on becoming a foster parent, please visit us at cckids.net.

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Treasure Coast Food Bank Offers Tour and Lunch at Produce Processing Plant

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FORT PIERCE- Treasure Coast Food Bank invites the public to a special Food for Thought tour and luncheon at its produce processing plant on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. The tour will highlight the future of feeding the Treasure Coast featuring locally sourced, nutritious produce.

The produce processing plant enables Treasure Coast Food Bank to significantly increase the amount of fresh, nutritious food for people who are food-insecure. It is the heart of Treasure Coast Food Bank’s Florida Agriculture and Nourishment Collaborative, a program that has created jobs and training opportunities, and provided a new market for area farmers. It became fully operational last fall. During summer, the focus is on preparing hundreds of nutritious meals each day for area children fed through Treasure Coast Food Bank’s Summer Meals program.

The event runs from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the plant, located at 3051 Industrial 25th Street in Fort Pierce, and includes a lunch featuring the same fresh produce and hand-made sandwiches and wraps that are helping the kids in the Summer Meals program eat healthy.

“The processing plant is the culmination of a long-time goal for us at Treasure Coast Food Bank, and the result is more nutritious food to more people who are food-insecure on the Treasure Coast and throughout South Florida,” said President and CEO Judith Cruz. “This season, Treasure Coast Food Bank marks its 30th anniversary, and we’re excited that the future of feeding the Treasure Coast will include fresh local food processed in our plant.”

The produce processing plant extends the shelf life of produce, thus expanding the number of people who have access to it through two systems – a wash/chop/packaging system to convert whole produce into pre-cut portions, and a cook/vacuum-pack system to convert raw vegetables into ready-to-use products, such as tomato sauce, sautéed vegetables, or soups.

While the processing plant’s operation fluctuates with the South Florida growing season, the focus always turns to feeding children during summer. Each day, hundreds of fresh-made sandwiches and wraps, hand-made salads, and fresh cut fruits and vegetable go out to sites across the Treasure Coast. The meals fill the hunger void for kids who rely on the school cafeteria and whose families don’t always have enough to eat.

The tour and lunch is free, but registration is required, and space is limited. To reserve a spot, please contact Rebecca Rodriguez at rrodriguez@tcfoodbank.org or 772-446-1757.

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4th Annual Pup Crawl to Benefit Humane Society of the Treasure Coast

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In Photo: Matthew and Megan Billitti with Hannan at last year’s Pup Crawl – Photo by: Shaun Kelly

STUART – The ever-popular Pup Crawl is coming to downtown Stuart on Sat., Aug. 4. Now in its fourth year, this event benefits the shelter animals at the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast. Anyone may participate — with or without a dog. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. downstairs by the water at Mulligan’s Beach House Bar & Grill, 131 SW Flagler Ave., in Stuart. The event runs from 6 to 11 p.m.

Participants will gain VIP access to five bars in the downtown Stuart district. This includes a free drink at each stop along the way. This year’s theme is “Harry Pawwter” and prizes will be awarded to the best dressed.

Although the event is dog-friendly, all dogs must be kept on a non-retractable leash and the owner must make sure the dog is properly being cared for at all times. Owners should prioritize their pet’s health and be aware if their pet is prone to heat exhaustion, aggressive behavior, overstimulation or other conditions that might have a negative effect.

Guests can save $5 if they pre-register online at www.hstc1.org. The cost is $25 in advance and $30 per person at the door (must be 21 and older). Participating bars include Mulligans Beach House Bar & Grill, Spritz City Bistro, Vine & Barley Stuart, Sneaki Tiki and the Crafted Keg.

Sponsors include Young Professionals of Martin County and Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Sponsorships are still available by calling Corporate Gifts Officer Candace Callahan at (772) 600-3216 or emailing her at ccallahan@hstc1.org.

For more information, contact Director of Community Outreach Courtney Zanetti via email at czanetti@hstc1.org or by calling (772) 600-3211.

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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4th Annual Pup Crawl to Benefit Humane Society of the Treasure Coast

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In Photo: Aileen Flanagan, Liz Flanagan with Bryan, and Kelli Wilson with Hawkins at the 2017 Pup Crawl – Photo by: Shaun Kelly

STUART – The ever-popular Pup Crawl is coming to downtown Stuart on Sat., Aug. 4. Now in its fourth year, this event benefits the shelter animals at the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast. Anyone may participate — with or without a dog. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. downstairs by the water at Mulligan’s Beach House Bar & Grill, 131 SW Flagler Ave., in Stuart. The event runs from 6 to 11 p.m.

Participants will gain VIP access to five bars in the downtown Stuart district. This includes a free drink at each stop along the way. This year’s theme is “Harry Pawwter” and prizes will be awarded to the best dressed.

Although the event is dog-friendly, all dogs must be kept on a non-retractable leash and the owner must make sure the dog is properly being cared for at all times. Owners should prioritize their pet’s health and be aware if their pet is prone to heat exhaustion, aggressive behavior, overstimulation or other conditions that might have a negative effect.

Guests can save $5 if they pre-register online at www.hstc1.org. The cost is $25 in advance and $30 per person at the door (must be 21 and older). Participating bars include Mulligans Beach House Bar & Grill, Spritz City Bistro, Vine & Barley Stuart, Sneaki Tiki and the Crafted Keg.

Sponsors include Young Professionals of Martin County and Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Sponsorships are still available by calling Corporate Gifts Officer Candace Callahan at (772) 600-3216 or emailing her at ccallahan@hstc1.org.

For more information, contact Director of Community Outreach Courtney Zanetti via email at czanetti@hstc1.org or by calling (772) 600-3211.

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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4th Annual Pup Crawl to Benefit Humane Society of the Treasure Coast

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In Photo: “Pup Crawlers” Amanda and Juan Piedrahita with Finley and Sean Ashley with Aspen at last year’s event – Photo by: Shaun Kelly

STUART – The ever-popular Pup Crawl is coming to downtown Stuart on Sat., Aug. 4. Now in its fourth year, this event benefits the shelter animals at the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast. Anyone may participate — with or without a dog. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. downstairs by the water at Mulligan’s Beach House Bar & Grill, 131 SW Flagler Ave., in Stuart. The event runs from 6 to 11 p.m.

Participants will gain VIP access to five bars in the downtown Stuart district. This includes a free drink at each stop along the way. This year’s theme is “Harry Pawwter” and prizes will be awarded to the best dressed.

Although the event is dog-friendly, all dogs must be kept on a non-retractable leash and the owner must make sure the dog is properly being cared for at all times. Owners should prioritize their pet’s health and be aware if their pet is prone to heat exhaustion, aggressive behavior, overstimulation or other conditions that might have a negative effect.

Guests can save $5 if they pre-register online at www.hstc1.org. The cost is $25 in advance and $30 per person at the door (must be 21 and older). Participating bars include Mulligans Beach House Bar & Grill, Spritz City Bistro, Vine & Barley Stuart, Sneaki Tiki and the Crafted Keg.

Sponsors include Young Professionals of Martin County and Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Sponsorships are still available by calling Corporate Gifts Officer Candace Callahan at (772) 600-3216 or emailing her at ccallahan@hstc1.org.

For more information, contact Director of Community Outreach Courtney Zanetti via email at czanetti@hstc1.org or by calling (772) 600-3211.

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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SFWMD Governing Board Announces Eighth Consecutive Year with No Property Tax Increase

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Property owners will pay no more in District taxes next year after Governing Board locks in rolled-back rates

West Palm Beach- For the eighth consecutive year, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board has acted to protect taxpayers from increased taxes.

The Governing Board reviewed a tentative budget for the next fiscal year and approved locking in a property tax rate where residents will pay the same amount of property taxes as last year or, in some cases, slightly less than last year.

“Taxpayer dollars and water are both precious resources and this Governing Board is committed to managing both,” said SFWMD Governing Board Chairman Federico Fernandez. “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 Governing 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:

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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HBKS Wealth Advisors Named to 2018 Financial Times 300 Top Out2News.com

HBKS® Wealth Advisors (HBKS) is pleased to announce it has been named to the 2018 edition of the Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers. The list recognizes top independent RIA firms from across the U.S.

This is the fifth annual FT 300 list, and the fifth appearance on the list for HBKS, the wealth management business of HBK CPAs & Consultants (HBK). The Top 300 is produced independently by the Financial Times in collaboration with Ignites Research, a subsidiary of the Financial Times that provides business intelligence on the asset management industry.

“We are pleased to be included again in this prestigious collection of firms,” noted HBK CEO and Managing Principal Chris Allegretti. “The Financial Times Top RIA 300 is a good starting point for an investor looking for a capable, reliable advisor with a superior track record.”

RIA firms that apply for the list have met a minimum set of criteria. Applicants are then graded on six factors: assets under management (AUM); AUM growth rate; years in existence; advanced industry credentials of the firm’s advisers; online accessibility; and compliance records. There are no fees or other considerations required of RIAs that apply for the FT 300.

The final FT 300 represents an impressive cohort of elite RIA firms, as the “average” practice in this year’s list has been in existence for over 22 years and manages $4 billion in assets. The FT 300 Top RIAs hail from 38 states and Washington, D.C.

HBKS is the wealth management business of HBK CPAs & Consultants (HBK), offering the collective intelligence of more than 400 professionals in a wide range of tax, accounting, audit, business advisory, valuation, financial planning, wealth management and support services from 12 offices in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey, New York and Florida. As an RIA, HBKS operates in accordance with the highest ethical standards and according to the strictest interpretation of fiduciary responsibility.

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The Genesis of Manero’s New Bar & Grill

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Palm City-Manero’s in Palm City, a local favorite for classics like Prime Rib, has a fresh new look!

The remodeled bar and adjacent dining area will be a platform for more casual lunch or dinner dining. It will also offer additional amenities including live music & entertainment, a new moderately priced grill menu, open seating (walk-in), expanded hours of operation and weekday happy hours, sports & news tv programming, a stronger guest wifi signal, and special events.

The new platform has been affectionately re-branded as Manny’s Rebellion. To a certain extent, “Rebellion” refers to challenging the convention of the traditional and well-established Manero’s brand. The change will provide a greater variety in menu, pricing and atmosphere. The two brands will be complementary with the same mission of delighting guests with food and service, and the overall company values of helpfulness, respect, consistency of high quality, and gratitude. The long overdue improvements were in discussion for ten years, and in planning for almost two. The update required a group effort from multiple local small businesses.

Owner John Mahoney felt fortunate to have met the contractor responsible for the overhaul through a mutual friend who knew of the project, the unique requirements and the surrounding frustrations. The Spears Construction Group worked every day to bring to life the functional and bold bar space designed by Jill Maraist. The beautiful flooring in the new space was proved by International Wholesale Tile, a Palm City company, through a marketing arrangement, and Harbor Community Bank (now CenterStreet Bank) provided the financing.

Expect continued improvements over the coming months, especially in menus, decoration, entertainment and member exclusive events.

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Village of Indiantown Will Begin Accepting and Processing Building Permit Applications

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Effective Friday, June 1, 2018 the Village of Indiantown will begin accepting and processing Building Permit applications for and within the incorporated boundaries of the Village of Indiantown. The Martin County Building Department will continue to provide services to the areas of Indiantown that remain unincorporated. To determine if your project is located in the Villages, view the Revised Boundary Map.

If you have an existing building permit issued by the Martin County Building Department for a project presently located in the Villages of Indiantown, the Martin County Building Department will continue to service the permit through its final closure.

The Village of Indiantown office is located at:

16550 SW Warfield Boulevard
Indiantown, FL, 34956

Phone: (772) 597-9900
Hours: Thursdays and Fridays 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Website: The Village of Indiantown

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Madison’s Miracles Donates a Cuddle Cot to St. Lucie Medical Center in Honor of Parker Lee Coleman

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Stuart, FL –Since losing her daughter, Madison in February 2007. Christina Stamper has made it her mission to help families who lose a child
from still birth, pregnancy and infant loss. In June of 2016 she began her mission by starting Madison’s Miracles, a non-
profit 501 (c) 3. In October of 2016 the very first Cuddle Cot in the State of Florida was donated to her local hospital, Martin Health System. Since then Madison’s Miracles has placed
three Cuddle Cots, one in Tradition Medical Center and one in Jupiter Medical Center. A Cuddle Cot is a small unit that can be placed in a bassinet, crib or small bed. It keeps the baby cool slowing down the chemical breakdown that happens so soon after a baby has passed. This gives the family more time
to say goodbye and promotes healthy closure.

On December 20, 2017 at 2:00pm St. Lucie Medical Center will be receiving a Cuddle Cot. This Cuddle Cot will be donated in memory of a child that was lost at that hospital early this year. Parker Lee Coleman was born
November 15, 2016 and passed at St. Lucie Medical Center on February 1, 2017.Monique Coleman, Parker’s mom said. “If we had a Cuddle Cot, it would have given us time to say goodbye to Parker and have him
properly blessed. The nurses rushed us out of the room because he needed to be taken to the morgue. We had less than two hours and other family members could not see him either. This Cuddle Cot will help give
time to other families who experience a tragic loss.” Madison’s Miracles raises money through two major fundraising events like the 5K Run and Family Walk
for Babies Gone too soon which was held this past November and The Celebrity Chef Event that will be held this upcoming March. They also receive private donations. Stamper said, “I want to give an opportunity for other
families to donate in memory of their child. Some of these families are very active in our fundraising efforts. I want them to experience the sense of healing as I have by donating the Cuddle Cot in my Madison’s name.”
Madison’s Miracles also aids with funeral expenses, support groups and grief counselling. For more information on their services and about the foundation, please visit their website at www.madisonsmiracles.org

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This might be the biggest news yet: The House just passed historic tax reform to cut taxes and simplify the tax code.

 

 

 

 

Future of Historic Downtown Stuart Depends on Waterfront

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Preservation and Revitalization Group, Stuart Main Street, Supports Planned Projects Building on Unique Downtown Character

STUART, FL– What do curbside patios filled with diners, joggers winding their way around the downtown waterfront on the Riverwalk boardwalk, and weekly free concerts next to city hall and the Stuart Green Market, have to do with each other? They are all part of Stuart Main Street’s unique vision for the future of Historic Downtown Stuart – a future that revolves around an active outdoor and waterfront experience for all.

The Downtown preservation and revitalization group, now celebrating its thirtieth year, has been a driving force behind Historic Downtown Stuart since 1987. Early projects included restoring Woodmen Hall and organizing a celebration of the city’s 75th anniversary. “In recent years, Stuart Main Street has increasingly focused on downtown experiences that highlight the waterfront and outdoors,” says Board President, Michael Houston.

• A 2011 Stuart Main Street study by Marcela Camblor & Associates, Inc. led to converting underutilized landscape islands and parking areas to outdoor dining patios

• In 2014 Stuart Main Street hosted a public input workshop to look at the Flagler Avenue peninsula. With public input, the stakeholder group supported relocation of City Hall within the Downtown, extension of Osceola Street, and maintenance of public space on the waterfront.

• In 2015, as part of its partnership with the Downtown Business Association of Stuart, Stuart Main Street helped expand the Rock’n Riverwalk concert series to a year-round waterfront event. That Fall the Riverwalk extension officially opened, a new section of boardwalk connecting the Riverwalk Stage to a mini park at the foot of Colorado Avenue, thanks to a Stuart Main Street initiative to help secure riparian rights from property owners on Seminole Street to allow construction of the boardwalk extension.

• In 2017 Stuart Main Street polled over 300 community members and held two days of workshops as part of a 30 year planning exercise. The resulting community- and market-based transformation strategy focus on a Waterfront Outdoor Active approach to keeping Downtown Stuart strong.

“Now we are seeing those Stuart Main Street initiatives being matched by private developers,” Houston added. This year the Stuart City Commission approved two waterfront projects on Seminole Street in Downtown Stuart. Seminole Bluff, a 20 unit luxury waterfront property featuring traditional design is slated to begin construction later this year. Hollub Investments, a mixed use project featuring just over 4,000 square feet of retail space and 20 residential units

will be built on vacant land on southeast Seminole Street. A third residential project previously approved by the city commission is now in permitting; the 49 unit residential property, Azul, will be located on the site of the former Triangle Bar.

The future of a fourth project, NorthPoint, lies in the hands of Stuart voters. The project, located on 2.6 acres of city-owned property on the St. Lucie River just north of the old Roosevelt Bridge, would include offices, a restaurant, and a retail plaza. Other plans for a boardwalk, dock, and water taxi would add connectivity to the historic downtown. At its July meeting, the Stuart Main Street board unanimously passed a motion of support for the project. A referendum vote on November 7 asks city voters if the City should sell the property for at least its appraised value, in compliance with the City’s Community Redevelopment plan and providing tax relief to tax payers. Two other questions on the ballot ask if voters support long-term leases for other city-owned waterfront properties where Mulligan’s Beach House and the Pelican Café are currently located.

Stuart Main Street is a 501(c)3 historic preservation-based economic development program dedicated to creating and promoting a positive downtown experience for residents, businesses and visitors. First recognized as a Florida Main Street program in 1987, Stuart Main Street uses the Main Street Four-Point Approach® as established by Main Street America and practiced in over 1600 communities across the country. Specifically Stuart Main Street works to: Build

community consensus and use resources collaboratively; Maintain a distinctive appearance in keeping with downtown’s Old Florida charm; Stabilize the economic environment, strengthening and retaining existing businesses and filling vacancies; and Market a positive image of the downtown through advertising, public relations and digital media, and retail and special events. Recent projects include the Shop Local | Shop Smart program, expansion of the Riverwalk to Colorado Avenue, the downtown outdoor dining platforms, and the Rock’n Riverwalk free weekly concerts. Stuart Main Street meets the second Tuesday of every month at 4:30 p.m. in the City Hall Chambers at 121 SW Flagler Avenue, Stuart. For more information, call 772-286-2848 or visit stuartmainstreet.org.

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Martin County Launches Mooring Field Project;
Invites Public To Open House

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Stuart — To protect the environment and encourage boaters to enjoy all that Martin County offers, the Martin County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) announces plans to establish a mooring field at

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Martin County Master Gardeners Host Library Lecture on Proper Pruning to Reduce Storm Damage

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Stuart – Properly pruned trees and plants are one of the best safeguards a homeowner has to limit damage to property during storms. When trees are pruned properly, they tend to be healthier and more eye-catching, thus enhancing the curb appeal of your property, along with increasing the property’s value.

Too often trees are “hat-racked” (cutting through the majority of branches to leave the tree with the appearance of a hat rack), and palms are often “hurricane-cut” (where all but a few fronds are removed). These and other improper pruning practices can jeopardize the health and structural integrity of trees and palms in the landscape.

At the next library lecture presented by the UF/IFAS Extension Florida Master Gardener Martin County Program on Monday, December 4, Laurie Albrecht will discuss “Lessons Learned from Hurricanes: Preventing Future Tree Damage”.

Discover how to restore damaged trees and get tips on how to avoid future storm damage. Ms. Albrecht will also discuss wind-resistant trees and proper tree maintenance, including pruning. Find out the proper pruning techniques for your own use or when you hire a tree-trimming service.

Join us in the John F. and Rita M. Armstrong Room at the Blake Library, beginning at 5:30 p.m. with light refreshments, followed by the lecture from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Laurie Albrecht is the UF/IFAS Extension Environmental Horticulture Agent for Palm Beach County. Before moving to Florida, she was an instructor at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA. Ms. Albrecht has made numerous presentations throughout Martin and Palm Beach County.

The goals of the Master Gardener program are to increase the availability of horticultural information for the community at large and to improve the quality of life for the residents of Martin County through horticultural volunteer activities. Volunteers share University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) research-based information with Martin County residents, to help them to make informed decisions when designing and maintaining their landscapes.

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Local PR Pro Inducted Into College’s Media Hall of Fame

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In Photo: Stuart PR executive Doreen Poreba (right) displays the award she received after being inducted in to the Slippery Rock University Media Hall of Fame by her sister, Dr. Melita Schuster.

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. — Doreen Marcial Poreba, APR, president of The PR Czar® Inc. in Stuart, has been inducted into the Slippery Rock University Media Hall of Fame (formerly the SRU Radio Hall of Fame). A 1980 SRU magna cum laude graduate, Poreba became the first female sports director of the college’s AM radio station, WRCK, and was the first woman to ever broadcast a men’s basketball game on the station.

The Slippery Rock University Media of Fame was established to recognize outstanding professional achievements by SRU alumni and former undergrad students who were members of the campus radio station and pursued a career in media including radio, TV, print, digital, public relations, marketing and education.

During the college’s homecoming weekend, Poreba and other honorees served on a media panel and provided tips to students majoring in various media fields. Later that evening, a dinner was held and the honorees were inducted.

Poreba selected one of her sisters, Dr. Melita Schuster, to be her inductor, who gave a lively introduction citing some of Poreba’s professional achievements through the years. These included her first career as a television news reporter through the founding of her own PR firm in 1998 and writing and publishing her first book in 2015, “Unlocking Your Creativity.”

The other Class of 2017 honorees are CNN and The Weather Channel editor and producer Barb Spryn; Forever Media WGTY (Froggy 107.7)/Gettysburg morning co-host Kim Cosden; Butler Media Group/Butler, PA program director/host Bob Cupp; and Hugh Slack, credited with saving student-run WSRU by moving it from carrier current to FM.

The inaugural Mike McHugh Media Undergrad Award For Excellence also was awarded to SRU senior Morgan Koziar for her work as anchor/reporter/social media director for the school’s WSRU-TV. The SRU Media Lifetime Achievement Award went to longtime radio personality Mark French and the inaugural Jim Aronson Founder’s Award recognized Aronson, the chairperson of the SRU Media Alumni Committee.

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PREGNANCY & INFANT LOSS REMEMBRANCE SUPPORTS ENTIRE FAMILY, BRINGS HOPE AND HONORS BABIES

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Walk of Remembrance & Bubble Release gives community a positive way to honor and celebrate babies who are no longer with us
Palm City, FL – On Sunday, October 15th at 4:00 pm the Forever in Our Hearts Walk of Remembrance & Bubble Release took place at Forest Hills Funeral Home-Palm City Chapel, 2001 SW Murphy Road in Palm City, FL 34990.

Organized in recognition of National Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day, the Forever in Our Hearts Walk of Remembrance & Bubble Release was a free community event open to the entire public. Parents, Grandparents, Loved Ones and Friends were all welcome to attend this free community event. Anyone who has ever experienced such a loss at any time in their life was welcome and encouraged to attend. Those who have not experienced this type of loss were encouraged to attend in support of others.

The hour-long program included the opportunity to share and honor babies, a therapeutic activity for parents and grandparents, activities for siblings, a walk of remembrance, ribbon pinning ceremony, dessert reception and more. Each registered adult received a free awareness bracelet and lapel pin.

As an important part of the Remembrance, guests heard inspiration from local resident, Christina Stamper, founder of Madison’s Miracles, a non-profit organization that provides support and resources to grieving parents who have experienced still birth and infant loss and also local author, grief counselor and speaker, Harriet Vogel. Additionally guests experienced a video message from International Bereavement Speaker & Author, Sherokee Ilse. As a respected international speaker/trainer on grief and loss, Ms. Isle has written/co-written over 17 books and booklets on infant loss and bereavement as the result of her miscarriages and the full term stillbirth of her son. Ms. Ilse has been a guest on Oprah and many local, regional, and national radio and television shows.

Forest Hills Funeral Home Director & Manager, Susan Niemi said this, “On National Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day we came together with our local community in memory of all the precious babies that have been lost during pregnancy or in infancy. Our desire is to create awareness and to support those who have experienced this type of loss.”

The Forever in Our Hearts Walk of Remembrance & Bubble Release is part of many activities and events conducted throughout the year by Forest Hills Community Outreach, a program of Forest Hills Funeral Home-Palm City Chapel.

This remembrance was a joint effort between Forest Hills Community Outreach and local non-profit organization, Madison’s Miracles.

For information on free community events intended to enhance the overall well-being of the Martin County, FL community contact Community Outreach Coordinator, Karina Danessi at (772) 287-8484.

Related photos are attached.
Forest Hills Community Outreach is a program of: Forest Hills Funeral Home-Palm City Chapel 2001 SW Murphy Road, Palm City, FL 34990 (772) 287-8484 foresthillspalmcityflorida.com

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Celebrating Kids and Culture with the Dyer Difference Award

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In Photo: Jonathan Holmes, Will and Tatiana Dyer, Raul and Mayra Irizarry, Mildred and Lucy Irizarry, and Christian Jiminez.

It’s natural for mothers-to-be and new moms to feel overwhelmed and nervous about the monumental responsibility ahead of them, so it’s nice to know there are resources available to help educate and guide women through pregnancy and the early days of motherhood. The Indian River Healthy Start Coalition does just that, providing referrals and support for pregnant women, helping to encourage and support pregnant mothers to quit smoking to ensure the health of their babies, and even to act as an advisor to help facilitate access to insurance coverage and healthcare for themselves and their bundles of joy. Healthy Start has helped encourage 83 percent of new moms in Indian River County to initiate breastfeeding and is responsible for education that has helped substantially decrease findings of child abuse or maltreatment in Indian River County. Because of these tremendous gains, the Indian River Healthy Start Coalition was honored with the October Dyer Difference Award and a $3,000 donation.

December 9th marks the date of the Treasure Coast Puerto Rican Day Parade – a day filled with cultural activities, live music, dance, food, games, and fun in celebration of the Puerto Rican culture which is so rich and alive here on the Treasure Coast. This year, there is much need for celebration and festivities to recognize and pay homage to the strength and resilience of Puerto Rico, which is still rebuilding months after being ravaged by Hurricane Irma. As part of the free, daylong family event at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center, the staff and management of Dyer Chevrolet recognized the Treasure Coast Puerto Rican Day Parade organization for its efforts and honored the group with St. Lucie County’s October Dyer Difference Award, along with a check for $3,000.

Since relocating to the area in 2008, each month, Dyer Chevrolet staff members at Dyer Chevrolet Fort Pierce and Dyer Chevrolet Mazda Subaru in Vero Beach meet to review the applications which have been submitted in their respective counties and select one non-profit organization to receive that month’s recognition and a $3,000 award in each county. For the Dyer family and the members of the Dyer staff, the award and the $6,000 in donations between the two counties are all about helping to make a positive difference in the community. 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, please visit www.dyerdifference.org or find Dyer Difference on Facebook.

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Celebrating Kids and Culture with the Dyer Difference Award

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In Photo: Will and Tatiana Dyer, Bob Savage, Eddie Branigan, and Jonathan Hardie.

It’s natural for mothers-to-be and new moms to feel overwhelmed and nervous about the monumental responsibility ahead of them, so it’s nice to know there are resources available to help educate and guide women through pregnancy and the early days of motherhood. The Indian River Healthy Start Coalition does just that, providing referrals and support for pregnant women, helping to encourage and support pregnant mothers to quit smoking to ensure the health of their babies, and even to act as an advisor to help facilitate access to insurance coverage and healthcare for themselves and their bundles of joy. Healthy Start has helped encourage 83 percent of new moms in Indian River County to initiate breastfeeding and is responsible for education that has helped substantially decrease findings of child abuse or maltreatment in Indian River County. Because of these tremendous gains, the Indian River Healthy Start Coalition was honored with the October Dyer Difference Award and a $3,000 donation.

December 9th marks the date of the Treasure Coast Puerto Rican Day Parade – a day filled with cultural activities, live music, dance, food, games, and fun in celebration of the Puerto Rican culture which is so rich and alive here on the Treasure Coast. This year, there is much need for celebration and festivities to recognize and pay homage to the strength and resilience of Puerto Rico, which is still rebuilding months after being ravaged by Hurricane Irma. As part of the free, daylong family event at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center, the staff and management of Dyer Chevrolet recognized the Treasure Coast Puerto Rican Day Parade organization for its efforts and honored the group with St. Lucie County’s October Dyer Difference Award, along with a check for $3,000.

Since relocating to the area in 2008, each month, Dyer Chevrolet staff members at Dyer Chevrolet Fort Pierce and Dyer Chevrolet Mazda Subaru in Vero Beach meet to review the applications which have been submitted in their respective counties and select one non-profit organization to receive that month’s recognition and a $3,000 award in each county. For the Dyer family and the members of the Dyer staff, the award and the $6,000 in donations between the two counties are all about helping to make a positive difference in the community. 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, please visit www.dyerdifference.org or find Dyer Difference on Facebook.

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SFWMD Moving Forward Ahead of Schedule on Central Everglades Planning Project to Send More Water South

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District’s acceleration of construction of the new flood control structure and Tamiami Trail modifications are part of the plan to dramatically increase conveyance of water south through the Everglades

SFWMD is moving forward with design and construction of a new flood control structure next to the existing S-333 structure. When completed, the project will increase the amount of water that can be moved south out of Water Conservation Area 3A. This and the power-line relocation along Old Tamiami Trail are part of the congressionally approved Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP) to move more water south. Click on the image to see a larger version.

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West Palm Beach, FL – The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) today announced that it is moving forward with two major components of the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP), the congressionally approved plan to move more water south.

“We have the funds, we have the plan, what we don’t have is time when it comes to protecting these valuable resources,” said SFWMD Executive Director Ernie Marks. “As the state leader in Everglades restoration, this District must step up to protect the Everglades and complete components of CEPP that will ultimately send more water south to Florida Bay.”

Marks briefed SFWMD Governing Board members at their regular monthly business meeting on Thursday about the progress being made concerning the implementation of CEPP. Marks announced that the District will begin design of the new water control structure, which will be located next to the existing S-333 structure in western Miami-Dade County.

This additional structure will double the amount of water that can be moved south out of Water Conservation Area 3A into the L-29 Canal. Construction of this additional structure is expected to begin next year.

Heavy rainfall in 2017 has resulted in high water emergencies and wildlife endangerment concerns in Water Conservation Area 3A due to limitations in moving water out of the existing flood control gates. This project component will help address that concern.

Marks also announced that the District will begin working with Florida Power and Light (FPL) to expedite power-line relocation from

A nearly six-mile section of Old Tamiami Trail in Miami-Dade County will be removed. SFWMD will work closely with Florida Power and Light Co. to remove the power lines along the old roadway. The project will allow more sheetflow south into Everglades National Park. Click on the image to see a larger version.

Old Tamiami Trail. This is a crucial step in modifying the trail to remove barriers to flow. SFWMD would work with FPL to remove the power lines along nearly 6 miles of the former roadway. Restoration efforts would then be able to modify the stretch of Old Tamiami Trail, which acts as a dam inhibiting the natural sheetflow of water from the conservation area south into Everglades National Park.

“Along with bridging the Tamiami Trail, these two projects are essential to moving clean water south into Everglades National Park,” said Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Noah Valenstein. “We’re proud to partner with the District to accelerate yet another critical Everglades restoration project under the leadership of Governor Scott.”

The Central Everglades Planning Project is a $1.9 billion slate of storage and conveyance projects on land already in public ownership south of Lake Okeechobee. The southern components of this plan will allow additional water to be directed south to Everglades National Park and Florida Bay and provide additional opportunity to reduce releases to the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie estuaries. CEPP is congressionally authorized and awaiting funding. Other elements of CEPP include increasing southern storage, degrading sections of several levees, backfilling more than 13 miles of the Miami Canal and modifying the S-356 pump station to increase pumping capacity.

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$1M in Gold And Treasure Recovered From Treasure Coast Shipwreck Sites

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Treasure Coast — Over $1 million worth of gold artifacts and a rare coin destined for the king of Spain have been recovered from the 1715 Treasure Fleet which sank along the Treasure Coast on July 31, 1715.

The artifacts were discovered in shallow waters about 15 feet deep off Fort Pierce, approximately 30 miles north of West Palm Beach, the release said.

A Sanford family of treasure hunters has found more than $1 million worth of gold artifacts off the coast of Fort Pierce.

Multiple media outlets reported Monday that boat captain Eric Schmitt and his family made the find June 17 in about 15 feet of water off Fort Pierce.

Brent Brisben is the co-founder of 1715 Fleet – Queens Jewels LLC, the company that owns the treasure’s salvage rights. He says the items recovered include

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What Are Those little Guys

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Tiger Shore– Hutchinson Island — Stuart– I went strolling on the beach one day… today as a matter of fact and what did I see, an Atlantic Black Sea Hare.

What is that you say, well look at the photo above and it will give you some idea.

With 18 hours of Biology on my school resume my guess was some kind of Leach. Then I saw the ink, the color of transmission fluid and I immediately decided it was part of the Mollusk family.

Since the Florida Oceanographic Society was simply down the street why not ask Mark Perry.

Atlantic Black Sea Hare, what the hell is that? It appears that was what I was dealing with.

This time of year beach goers may see the Atlantic black seahare out in the surf or washed ashore.

Classification: Marine gastropod mollusks related to snails, but lacking a shell

Description: Dark brown to black in color, with possible darker lines/stripes on head and sides. Mantle flaps, that look like wings, can spread widely for swimming. Two ten-tacles located on the mouth and a pair of rhinophones on the head.

Size: Up to 15 inches (40cm) long

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Habitat: Shallow intertidal areas abundant in algae but low in wave activity

Range: Known from Bermuda and the eastern USA from Rhode Island to Florida and Texas

Please help return them to the water if they exhibit signs of life.

Diet: Algae

Did you know?

Aplysia secrete a toxic purple ink for defense and waste removal.

Commonly used in medical research, due to a well understood neural circuit.

Due to a poor grasping ability, strong storms can cause the habitats to stir up and wash the seahares ashore.

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