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FLORIDA ― The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released the 2020 edition of the Kids Count Data Book, an annual resource that tracks child well-being nationally and by state.

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TREASURE COAST ― The Women’s Business Center at Florida Tech’s Bisk College of Business in Melbourne, also known as weVENTURE, has been awarded $420,000 from the U.S. Small Business Administration under the federal CARES Act. The funds are to expand assistance to small businesses in Indian R…

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You can still take that trip – as long as you’re aware, proactive, cautious and considerate in a COVID-19 world

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TREASURE COAST – The Indian River State College (IRSC) Foundation announced the appointment of Julia Keenan as Director of Development. In this role, Keenan is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing IRSC Foundation fundraising efforts that include planned giving, capital campaig…

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TREASURE COAST ― Assisted living communities are appealing to the federal government for COVID-19-related support similar to what was given to nursing homes.

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TREASURE COAST ― Throughout the Treasure Coast, fertilizer ordinances go into effect June 1. The restrictions are designed to protect the Indian River Lagoon.

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TREASURE COAST ― Stage Stores, Inc. (SSI-NYSE) based in Houston, Texas filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection on 5/10/20. Stage Stores, Inc. owns and operates stores which use the Bealls name in several states including Texas. Please note that Bealls, operated by Stage Stores Inc., is in…

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STATEWIDE– Renowned Florida-raised chef and founder of the Key Lime Lexi food blog and brand, Alexis Taylor, has launched a new cooking series designed to help families during the COVID-19 stay-at-home order. “At dinner one night after schools had closed, our family discussed ways that we co…

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TREASURE COAST – Okay, so for the first time we Floridians have our wings clipped. With the shuttering of gymnasiums, nightclubs, restaurant dining rooms, beaches and then the state as a whole except for essential work and services, our flamboyant outdoor lifestyles have tanked. While gas is…

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TREASURE COAST ― Davinci’s Dreamworks, located at 835 17th Street, Suite 102 in Vero Beach, and at 1504 NE Jensen Beach Boulevard, in Jensen Beach will host "Free Comic Book Day" on on Saturday, May 2.

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While we must grudgingly accept the new normal within our community for at least the next few weeks, we are determined to make the best of it. So, please be aware that Hometown News and www.hometownnewstc.com maintain our commitment to providing you with news and information to help you see …

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SOUTH HUTCHINSON ISLAND ― With the statewide closure of schools due to COVID-19 and a stay-at-home order in effect, many parents and teachers have been scrambling to meet the education entertainment needs of their home-bound children. As schools and parents adapt, so too has the St. Lucie Co…

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TREASURE COAST ― Local and national mental health experts are warning that the isolation associated with COVID-19 can lead to stress, anxiety, depression, and a relapse of prior bad behaviors.

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FLORIDA ― The Florida Department of Elder Affairs is partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association to distribute tablets to residents in order to bring families together virtually and help mitigate feelings of isolation.

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Special Olympics Athlete Travis Brockman takes his turn at bat for Team Challenger.

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Boys and Girls Club Director Jaclyn Martinez helps eight-year-old Camden Self with his bubble painting.

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Fourteen-year-olds Carly Victor and Kenna Adkins, Tyler Kipp,12, Jackson Clark, Cody Benin, 13, and Tate Hatfield rock the board.