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TREASURE COAST – On March 17, in response to the spread of COVID-19, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued an executive order requiring all bars and nightclubs to close for 30 days, beginning at 5 p.m. on March 17. The order also encouraged restaurants to expand takeout and delivery services.

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It’s Thursday, March 19th. I was just retained by a son up in New Jersey for his elderly parents who are in an independent living facility here on the Treasure Coast. Unfortunately, the parents’ facility is in “lockdown”, as are so many facilities at this time – no visitors allowed. That is …

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TREASURE COAST – Many stores on the Treasure Coast have set special hours for seniors and others at risk to shop during the COVID-19 crisis. All information can change on a moment’s notice, so you should call ahead or check the store’s website before venturing out.

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TREASURE COAST – Living in Florida means living with water. Living so closely with water, whether a backyard pool or ocean beaches, means teaching children from a young age how to be safe in and around it.

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MARTIN COUNTY – Kick off the weekend with a visit to the theatre as the Barn Theatre in Stuart presents its production of Noises Off, a comic farce by Michael Frayn. Originally written in 1982, the story follows a play within a play, giving the audience an inside look into three stages of th…

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MARTIN COUNTY - The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast hosted a fabulous evening at The Mansion at Tuckahoe on February 13th. Women from the Treasure Coast enjoyed appetizers donated from local restaurants, placed bids on items in the Silent Auction and Raffle, and explored 27 pop-up sh…

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STUART – Foster care is not all fun and games. But the Martin County Fair Association and Wallace Automotive made sure there was plenty of both Thursday during a special dinner for local foster families at the 61st Annual Martin County Fair.

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TREASURE COAST - The U.S. Constitution requires that an accurate count of the population, called a census, take place once every 10 years. The 24th census begins March 12.

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JENSEN BEACH – If you’re a homeowner putting off remodeling your floors because of past experiences with big box stores, then weigh anchor for Sailfish Floors, home of today’s best flooring, backed by decades of experience.

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STUART — A red carpet will literally be rolled out at one of the most prestigious car shows on the Treasure Coast. The Elliott Museum will present the 24th Annual Classics at the Beach Car Show on Saturday, March 21, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Hutchinson Island, 825 NE Ocean Blvd., in Stuart. …

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PALM CITY – Each month, an average of 500 children in Martin and St. Lucie counties are removed from their homes, due to violence, abuse, neglect, abandonment and human trafficking, and are placed under the supervision of the Department of Children and Families. Only 32 percent of the childr…

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MARTIN COUNTY - HUMANA Salute Veterans by providing free admission and dinner to the 61st annual Martin County Fair, on Tuesday, Feb 18th from 4:30 to 9pm.

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STUART - Jeff Shearer, LCSW, founder and Chief Executive Officer of one of the Treasure Coast’s most impactful non-profit organizations, has announced his retirement. Shearer created Tykes & Teens in 1995 as a young social worker determined to ensure that children and families in need co…

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MARTIN COUNTY - Nearly three dozen students from “Operation 23”, the class name for students in this year’s Martin Youth LEADERship Program, participated in Arts & Culture Day on January 21. The day was coordinated by Jay Spicer, Director of the Martin County Fair, and his committee: Deb…

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STUART – Black History Month focuses on America’s rich African-American heritage, but tracing ancestry requires research tools and techniques that anyone can use, regardless of ethnicity. At the Martin County Genealogical Society’s February meeting, professional genealogist Adrienne Abiodun …

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STUART – Pack your hula skirt, it’s time for the third annual United Way of Martin County Tikis on the Terrace presented by Bank of America. Festivities begin on Friday, March 27, at 6 p.m. at the Mansion at Tuckahoe with music, tropical-inspired food, unlimited libations, and traditional Po…

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TREASURE COAST – Indian River State College has received a $295,798 Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grant to support Promoting Education and Awareness about Campus Emotional Health, a cohesive educational and crisis intervention plan that identifies and addresses the risk factors…

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MARTIN COUNTY – This weekend in Martin County, the musical comedy The Producers continues its run at the Barn Theatre in Stuart. Originally a 1957 film directed by Mel Brooks, The Producers went on to become a critically acclaimed stage musical and later a 2005 musical film. The story follow…

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Duce is very, very sweet, super affectionate and over the top happy. He loves to be pet, is very smart, fun loving and very active - all the better to enjoy your life together. He would prefer to bean only child, no other pet residents. Let the "happyfest" begin with Duce in your life. How c…

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Tammy Calabria, executive director at the Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast, and Katie Makemson assemble activity kits for delivery at the Martin County Fairgrounds.

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Children’s Museum of the Treasure CoastExecutive Director Tammy Calabria delivers activity kits to the Boys and Girls Club of Martin County in Hobe Sound with Morgan Lozoya, Sam Stewart and Katie Makemson. 

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Cece Frost, programs coordinator at the Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast, delivers toys to the Boys and Girls Club of Martin County  Administrative office in Hobe Sound. 

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Students and parents approach the Mobile Café at the old Sears parking lot at the Indian River Mall.

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Charles Cypress prepares Vero’s Mobile Café, a modified special needs bus, for the next route.

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Ron Ealy holds a sign to catch motorists attention in front of Boys and Girls Club Club Ken Pruitt Unit on Lennard Roadnin Port St. Lucie on Saturday, March 21.

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Amy Taylor, a volunteer from Manatee Academy, hands out food at the Boys and Girls Club Ken Pruitt Unit on Lennard Road in Port St. Lucie on Saturday, March 21.

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Volunteer Kelsey Hitchcock directs Michele Exilus into the parking lot to pick up food provided by the Boys and Girls Club Ken Pruitt Unit on Lennard Road in Port St. Lucie on Saturday, March 21.

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Middle school students prepare to set sail at the U.S. Sailing Center in Jensen Beach on Tuesday, March 14.

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Brothers Ben and Jon Prestage perform at the Sneaki Tiki Bar on St. Patrick’s Day, Tuesday, March 17.

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People step outside Kilwin’s to have ice cream in downtown Stuart on Tuesday, March 17.

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Doretha Hair-Truesdell of the Fort Pierce Woman's Club and Kaitlyn Spera, director of the Boys and Girls Club Garden terrace Unit provide a meal to a young man as he drives through.

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Alton Fuller of Ft. Pierce with his great-grandaughter Kerrianna Lewis, 6.

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Ellie is a four-year old spayed female black tabby mixed breed cat who came back to the Humane Society in October. Ellie enjoys visitors; although she’s not a lap cat, she loves to be close to you. Ellie enjoys being petted and brushed, and she will roll over to get a belly rub. Ellie watche…

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The Run For The Donuts 2 mile run and walk was held at Keiser University in Port St. Lucie, with all proceeds to benefit early childhood education through the Early Learning Coalition of St. Lucie County on Friday, March 13.