Treasure Coast - Attorney General Ashley Moody and 10 other state attorneys general are recovering funds from a sham veterans charity based in Palm Harbor.
Martin County offers no official response to city annexing its own property out
TREASURE COAST - A study from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) has surveyed regions of the country to find what and how people were eating during the pandemic.
Treasure Coast - The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is now open to to all participating PPP lenders who want to submit Second, or First Draw loan applications to the Small Business Administration.
Martin County Commission speaks with Thelma Walters, one of three 2020 Women’s Hall of Fame inductees
STATEWIDE - Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody has issued a Consumer Alert warning residents not to be fooled by bogus websites offering COVID-19 vaccine appointment reservations for a fee.
Martin County Commission caught off guard by closure resulting from litter left behind by fishermen
GRANT - The Grant Seafood Festival has been canceled for 2020. The 55th annual event will instead take place March 5-6, 2022.
STATEWIDE - As the federal government begins delivering additional stimulus payments across the country, Floridians should be wary of the potential for fraud.
Continuance of agenda items stymies Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board’s desire to get down to official business
Commission majority approves development agreement, master site plan, preserve area and development district
TREASURE COAST - It’s that time of year again when many of us make New Year’s resolutions. After a tumultuous 2020, it may be more imperative than ever to strive for physical, mental, and emotional balance.
NFPA encourages prompt removal now that the holidays are over
Martin County School Board balks at suspending pay, gives High School custodian Christmastime reprieve
TREASURE COAST - The COVID-19 pandemic changed the daily routines of millions of Americans, including how human traffickers operate their criminal enterprises—driving even more illicit activity online. According to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, crisis cases handled by the organizat…
Anderson Middle School’s Sophia Fowler wins top honors to have her drawing displayed in the state capitol
Hopefully the sales or service experience with your car dealer went well. But, too often, they don’t. Now what? The advice I give you applies to all business transactions, not just car dealerships.
TREASURE COAST - On Dec. 15, the world’s wealthiest woman announced a donation of $45 million to Indian River State College. The donation is the largest in the 60-year history of the college.
Local representatives offer best wishes and reveal personal resolutions for the New Year
TREASURE COAST – Lizards are common to Florida’s landscape, but not all lizards are native. University of Florida researchers say that non-native species outnumber native species by three times, and these invasive species are impacting ecosystems and communities.
STATEWIDE – A new report, Kids, Families and COVID-19: Pandemic Pain Points and the Urgent Need to Respond, shows Florida’s families are struggling at higher percentages than the national average in food security, housing stability, and affordable healthcare.
MacKenzie Scott's donation is the single largest in the college's history
MARTIN COUNTY – The holidays may look a little different this year, but there will still be plenty of fun and safe ways to enjoy some seasonal cheer this weekend.
MARTIN COUNTY – The year 2020 has truly been one for the books. Early on in the year, the looming coronavirus pandemic began taking over the headlines and by March 19 the county announced its arrival on the Treasure Coast upon recording its first confirmed case of COVID-19.
Council majority opts to fuse traditional federal celebration with Indigenous Peoples Day
Our Dec. 11 article “Water restrictions in effect through March” should not have run in our St. Lucie County and Martin County editions.
Initial approval of development agreement means renamed Pineland Prairie one step closer to reality
Inaugural Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board members forced to learn the ropes quickly
An impromptu mandatory face covering discussion ended in a failed vote as Martin County COVID rates rise
Stuart Community Redevelopment Board recommends adding $75,000 to CRA budget for 38 new sidewalks
Local Planning Agency members get first glimpse at Martin County’s planning tool for future growth
TREASURE COAST - Holiday lights and décor bring feelings of joy, positivity and happiness – and that’s why many Floridians brighten up their homes with festive decorations each year.
Watching birds feed can bring great joy during the pandemic. At Audubon of Martin County, we love feeding the over-wintering and year-round birds and think other regional non-birders might enjoy seeing colorful visitors to their yard, too.
TREASURE COAST - The entire Treasure Coast has been issued a West Nile virus advisory by the Florida Department of Health. Indian River, Martin, and St. Lucie counties are all currently under a mosquito-borne illness advisory.
Martin County School Board gets protest over suspension of popular South Fork teacher
MARTIN COUNTY – The Martin County School District is pleased to announce the expansion of its participation in the Afterschool Meals Program, a subcomponent of the Florida Department of Health's Childcare Food Program.
INDIANTOWN – The Village of Indiantown made history once again Nov. 12 with the unanimous passage of its Land Development Code exactly 11 months to the day of implanting its Comprehensive plan on Dec. 12, 2019.
STUART ― The Martin County County Commission Board unanimously approved an ordinance making it more difficult for youth in Martin County to purchase tobacco products and electronic nicotine delivery devices by bringing local law into compliance with the federal purchase age of 21. The ordina…
The application is open for Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie Public School 9th grade students
ORCA scientists hope vegetative buffer capturing contaminated runoff can be expanded throughout city waterfront
Commissioners hope new licensing and minimum purchasing age of 21 will stem tide of youthful vaping
TREASURE COAST — While the coronavirus may have changed many of our Thanksgiving gatherings, the need to protect ourselves from cooking fires continues.
STATEWIDE — As Floridians prepare to celebrate the holidays with family and friends, it's important for residents and visitors to take precautions to keep everyone safe. The Florida Department of Health is actively planning for the distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine, making it more important…
Long-time Hometown News employee Lora Lee Uber suffered three heart attacks in August.
TREASURE COAST ― November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, a time when many health advocates and organizations urge people to quit smoking and vaping.
TREASURE COAST ―The Treasure Coast Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Oct. 31 raised more than $43,000.
STUART – In an effort to keep The Barn Theatre afloat during this period of diminished audience attendance and cancelled shows caused by the pandemic yet still bringing its patrons top notch entertainment, The Barn will produce four major concerts spanning a variety of different musical genr…
Martin County Commission adds $3 million to municipal golf course pot for clubhouse and hitting bays
TREASURE COAST ―Follow your nose to Riverside Park in Vero Beach, Nov. 21 and 22 for some amazing Bacon dishes and tasty libations.
The Brahman’s Kehjayah Rodgers, No. 10, and the Jaguar’s Makel Dickerson, No. 10, jump for the tip-off.
The Jaguar’s Mitchely Kerry, No. 22, center, sidesteps the Brahman’s Daniel Phillips, No. 11 and Jasheem Dawson No. 1, right.
The Jaguar’s Makel Dickerson, No. 10, dribbles around the Brahman’s Jayquavious Thomas, No. 3.
The Jaguar’s No. 33 Elijah Hazelton goes up for a shot.
The Jaguar’s Allen Graham, No. 21, goes for the net over the Brahman’sRowan Hanley No. 45.
Ricky Savage (No. 41) sinks a 2-pointer.