TREASURE COAST — Planet Fitness has been taking steps to make its members feel safe while working out at its gyms.
State Road 710 safety improvements rank in the top four of 19 priorities over the next five years
The County Commission faced protests and name calling as it held a second debate on mandatory face coverings
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.
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…
You can still take that trip – as long as you’re aware, proactive, cautious and considerate in a COVID-19 world
County officials hope to buy three lots to begin extending Downtown Port Salerno west of FEC tracks
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…
TREASURE COAST - Last week, we asked visitors to our Facebook pages what they thought of wearing masks.
Officials hope eastern span will reopen by June 26 to help alleviate traffic morass
Members of the Ninety-Nines Inc. took off from Witham Field to honor Bernice “Bee” Falk Haydu of Palm City
County Commission finally achieves unanimity after hearing from numerous medical professionals
TREASURE COAST ― Assisted living communities are appealing to the federal government for COVID-19-related support similar to what was given to nursing homes.
Commissioners also offer public apologies for racist attack on Community Redevelopment Board Zoom meeting
HOG Technologies founder James Crocker to hold second COVID-19 plasma donation event to help patients
All waterpark employees will wear masks; park attendance will be capped at 806 guests
Two-term Superintendent Laurie Gaylord announces retirement amid search for first appointed superintendent
Commissioners remove state figures from county website and simply provide link to Health Department dashboard
Florida Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday runs May 29 – June 4
Although the lodging and other hunting operations are now closed, Quail Creek continues its sporting clay legacy
Sailfish Splash Waterpark hiring students for 2020 season
TREASURE COAST ― Throughout the Treasure Coast, fertilizer ordinances go into effect June 1. The restrictions are designed to protect the Indian River Lagoon.
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…
Raising the 5,000-pound pickup limit in place for 30 years has divided Sewall’s Point along generational lines
The Martin County Local Planning Agency again found itself divided over infill project
TREASURE COAST ― Hurricane season starts June 1. The South Florida Red Cross is warning that, because of COVID-19, getting prepared will be a little different than in other years.
Covid-19 testing offered for Indiantown residents
Port St. Lucie City Council insists on enhanced drive-through stacking plan for planned U.S. 1 location
Nicki van Vonno spent 32 years with Martin County, 20 of those guiding the Growth Management Department
TREASURE COAST ― Two Treasure Coast cities have made a new list of the 50 safest cities in Florida. Three others were ranked in the top 100.
Debate ends saga of storied Flagler Park restaurant, now slated to become Hudson’s on the River
STATEWIDE ― Today, the Florida Department of Health announced the launch of a new mobile app, StrongerThanC19. The free app, available for iOS and Android devices, complements the community action survey website of the same name that launched on April 3. These cutting-edge tools are giving r…
Superintendent backtracks on initial plan for virtual May ceremonies after student/parent backlash
Town Commission concerned about grant shortage for $3 million South Sewall’s Point project
All private courses limited to residents and/or members, with public courses limited to Martin residents only
TREASURE COAST ― In the latest update to the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council “Dealing with Impacts from COVID-19” publication of resources for small businesses, the organization issued a dramatic call for a four-month “pause” on rent and mortgage collections.
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…
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…
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.
The Council on Aging of Martin County now offering free shopping assistance and telephone assurance
FORT PIERCE ― Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute has posted a virtual library of incredible educational tools on its website.
Deggeller Attractions’ owners plead with commissioners not to put South African workers on the street
Florida Power & Light plans its second Martin County solar farm on Citrus Boulevard
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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…
Clinics across the Treasure Coast prioritizing safety measures so patients can confidently keep appointments
The last few weeks have certainly been strange ones, both around and far beyond the Treasure Coast. Routines have been disrupted, people are facing unexpected challenges, and things are currently uncertain, and frankly a little scary. It’s easy to feel isolated and alone in times like these,…
Commissioners concerned about sanctions on senior citizens and exemptions for worship services
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.
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.
Hanna Maria shades herself from the sun.
Matthew Cormier, Jamil Abram and Alex Ayala snap a selfie after the graduation.
Jacoby Davis poses for the camera.
Dana Michelle Barcomb dances while singing the Alma Mater.
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