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Martin County’s newest municipality approves a $7.8 million budget and lowers taxes for 2021/2022 Fiscal Year

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For over ten years now, Just Believe Recovery Center of Jensen Beach has been providing a path to recovery for those suffering from the disease of addiction, and helping to raise community awareness that dependence on drugs and alcohol is a disease, in the same vein as diabetes or chronic as…

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That day had dawned so beautifully in our little corner of paradise. September in Humboldt County, California, was always beautiful anyway. The chill of summer fog had given way to sunny days and beautiful, clear blue skies over the ocean. Among the stands of redwood trees, beams of light fi…

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STUART – You may be asking yourself, ‘Self, is there a place where I can hang out around really cool cars and have great conversations with other car people while enjoying coffee and donuts on a Saturday morning?’ Why yes! Yes, there is. It happens every second Saturday of the month from 8-1…

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MARTIN COUNTY – Just like the rest of the United States 20 years ago, residents here awoke to head to school and work on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. Although the sun rose that day just like it does every other hot September day when the dog days of summer in South Florida seem to languish on, n…

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 MARTIN COUNTY – Life in the age of Covid-19 is full of uncertainties, though this is probably quite an understatement. Adaptability is the order of the day. So, when the United Way of Martin County AmeriCorps Seniors realized that their normal Day of Service in recognition of Patriot Day, S…

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MARTIN COUNTY – Impossible as it seems, with the memory of that awful day still crystal clear in our minds, 20 years have passed since the heinous September 11th, 2001 attack on our country, our people, and our ideals.

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STATEWIDE - The breast milk of lactating mothers vaccinated against COVID-19 contains a significant supply of antibodies that may help protect nursing infants from the illness, according to new research from the University of Florida.

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PALM CITY ― Searching for that elusive work ethic within the younger generation? All you had to do was drive by the Project LIFT campus in Palm City on any given day this summer, and you would find upwards of 80 teens and young adults working on a real time, fully functional construction sit…

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MARTIN COUNTY – Labor Day 2021 will be in full swing in Martin County, marking the traditional end-of-summer festivities as the kids head back to school, and the calendar starts the long march toward the winter holidays.

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INDIANTOWN – Get a fun-filled taste of the Wild West at the 2021 Indiantown Rodeo on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15-16. Yes, it's back and here to stay! The outdoor, family-oriented event is under roof with huge stadium fans in the bleachers at Timer Powers Park on Citrus Blvd., the perfect ve…

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida school districts can legally require their students to wear masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, a judge ruled Friday, saying Gov. Ron DeSantis overstepped his authority when he issued an executive order banning such mandates.

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STATEWIDE — Attorney General Ashley Moody today issued a Consumer Alert warning Floridians about a new phishing scam that offers fake COVID-19 relief funds. Scammers are impersonating Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan in phishing emails, claiming the recipient is eligible for financia…

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TREASURE COAST – Wildfire season isn’t just a western states problem, though with every passing year we hear of rapidly worsening fire conditions from California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho, attributed mostly to drought and other climate change related issues. Every year, hundreds of thous…

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MARTIN COUNTY – Where does a budding young thespian go to hone their skills as an actor, singer, dancer, or all three? If they’re fortunate enough to live on the Treasure Coast, the answer is StarStruck Academy & Theatre in Stuart. Begun in 2000 by founder Jennifer Yormak and co-founder …

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STATEWIDE ― Loggerhead sea turtles are opportunistic carnivores who primarily feed on invertebrates and fish. In the wild, they eat a variety of food items depending on their life stage and geographic location.

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STUART – DDS4Vets, a local non-profit organization, will host Believe in the Mission Fundraiser from 6:00-11:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 16, 2021, at the Hutchinson Island Marriott. The inaugural event will raise money to provide a fully trained service dog to a local veteran. Additional fu…

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STUART – The AmeriCorps Seniors program of United Way of Martin County is hosting a 9/11 remembrance ceremony to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks that took the lives of 2,977 men, women and children in New York City, Arlington, Va. and near Shanksvill…

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Dozens of residents spoke out during final quasi-judicial hearing lasting beyond midnight

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TREASURE COAST – The Treasure Coast’s palm trees are in trouble, and a University of Florida scientist is beginning to discover why, and how to mitigate the problems.

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MARTIN COUNTY – Once there was a small group of friends in Port Salerno who were trying to come up with fun things to do in the summertime when the South Florida weather is at its most unpredictable. They all loved to fish, but there weren’t very many good ‘eating fish’ running at that time …

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STATEWIDE — With the Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday ending on Monday, Aug. 9, Attorney General Ashley Moody is warning Floridians that scammers may target parents and students preparing for the return to school. More students will be back in the classroom this year and school supplies may …

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STUART ― On July 26, 2021, contract workers began demolishing and replacing existing wood picket handrails along the city Riverwalk with a new horizontal stainless steel cable handrail system. The project is expected to be completed by November 22, 2021.

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MARTIN COUNTY ― The owl and the pussycat may have “sailed away in a beautiful pea-green boat”, but it might have been an even grander adventure if their boat had been made of nothing but cardboard and duct tape.

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STATEWIDE ― The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences just completed a two-year study to assess the potential for an industrial hemp industry in Florida.

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STATEWIDE ― A coalition of faith leaders and organizations, including many Floridians, is urging Congress and the Biden administration to use current budget reconciliation negotiations to find a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

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MARTIN COUNTY ― Move over, goat yoga, the felines have arrived. If you love the idea of stretching accompanied by a fuzzy companion but prefer something with a bit less ‘eau de barnyard’, why not choose kitties instead?

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STATEWIDE — The Florida Attorney General has taken legal action against a Lee County flooring company and its authorized agent Christopher Pascale for engaging in deceptive and unfair conduct.

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Dylan Jones, 9, from Melbourne, caught this 10 in. snapper in Indialantic from his grandparent’s dock using live shrimp. Nice catch, Dylan!

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James Makin, 12 , of Treasure Coast Legends hit a double and stole a base. He got up from the slide with a smile. His team and coach cheered him on for his fantastic job. The diamond was wet from the rain the evening before and most of the players uniforms looked like Macken’s uniform.

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Rain did not stop the employees of Computer Healthcare located in Sebastian from making grilling hot dogs and serving coconut punch at the Grill out Sebastian event.

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The owner and manager of Pareidolia Brewing Co., served up pineapple, pepper, sausage with a sample of their beer during the Sebastian Grill Out event on Aug 13, 2021.

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A physician is checking the blood pressure of a boxer during the weigh in at the USA International Boxing Event.

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The owner and manager of Pareidolia Brewing Co., served up pineapple, pepper, sausage with a sample of their beer during the Sebastian Grill Out event on Aug 13, 2021.

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A father verifies documents of a boxer prior to weigh-in at the USA International Boxing Event. This team flew in from Puerto Rico and drove two hours to fight at this event. All Boxers were wearing their masks and always kept sanitizer with them.

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Florida Oceanographic Society Director of Education and Exhibits Zack Jud, Ph.D., talks about turtle nesting habits.