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SEPTEMBER 23rd HONOR FLIGHT READY TO CELEBRATE
82 LOCAL WWII & KOREAN WAR VETERANS

Stuart, FL (September 17, 2017) Alarm clocks will be set very early the morning of September 23rd for 22 WWII veterans and 60 Korean War veterans who will be flown from Palm Beach International Airport to Washington, DC for a day of honor. This September flight is the third of four … Click here to read the rest of the story and view additional photos.

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Students To Receive Free Meals
In Wake Of Hurricane Irma

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Stuart, FL – Every student in the Martin County School District, regardless of previous lunch eligibility status, now has the option to receive a free breakfast and lunch each day they attend school from September 18 through October 20, 2017.

In effort to accommodate displaced Floridians in the wake of Hurricane Irma, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Food, Nutrition and Wellness is working with USDA child nutrition programs such as the one in Martin County with information and support during recovery efforts. Martin County was one of 37 counties named to receive benefits of free meals.

“As families and communities rebuild, we want every student to have the opportunity to receive nutritional meals,” says Laura Holmedal, Director of Food and Nutrition Services.

Each school’s menu is subject to change based on product availability. After October 20, food service operations will return to normal.

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Introducing 2017/2018 Class 20 Martin Youth Leadership

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In photo: The Martin County Youth Leadership for this year

Port Salerno – Martin County Youth Leadership experienced “Leadership Day”, their first of nine activities for the year at The Kane Center today.

“Leadership Day” is more or less a get to know you day for this years’ 40 student participants.

Martin Youth LEADERship is an exciting, education program designed for… click here to read the rest of the story

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USE CAUTION WHEN OPERATING GENERATORS!

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Two confirmed cases of carbon monoxide poisoning

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Renay Rouse Renay.Rouse@FLHealth.gov 772-631-6008

Martin County, FL – The Florida Department of Health in Martin County is urging residents to use extreme caution when operating generators following two confirmed cases of carbon monoxide poisoning in Martin County residents.

The couple were brought to the hospital on Tuesday, September 12 via ambulance after … http://Click here to read the rest of this article

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HEALTH DEPARTMENT IN STUART OPEN

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Indiantown facility remains closed due to power outage

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Renay Rouse Renay.Rouse@FLHealth.gov 772-631-6008

Martin County, FL – The Florida Department of Health in Martin County is open for services at our Stuart facility at 3441 SE Willoughby Boulevard. The Health Department facility in Indiantown, remains closed due to a power outage.

Some Health Department staff continue to support the operation of the Special Needs Shelter.

The Health Department continues its disease surveillance throughout the storm recovery and will update the community on a regular basis.

Visit www.MartinCountyHealth.com or call 772-221-4000 for more information about health department services.

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House of Hope Service Centers Open

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Treasure Coast — The House of Hope Service Centers Have opened offering assistance post-Irma.

House of Hope’s
food distribution
locations including Bonita Street, Jensen Beach, Indiantown, and Hobe Sound will open Thursday with the focus on food distribution. Clothing
distribution, financial assistance and case management services have also resumed.

The Golden Gate Center for Enrichment will re-open on Monday, Sept. 18 with the previously canceled classes being rescheduled for the upcoming weeks. To register for the new dates and times, the public is invited to visit Goldengatecentermc.org.

Not all House of Hope locations’ phone lines have been restored yet so House of Hope clients, volunteers, and​ ​anyone else needing service after the storms are advised to​ ​call the main number at (772) 286 – 4673,visit their nearest branch, or go online to check the website at hohmartin.org. Updates can also be found on Facebook and Twitter at @hohmartin.

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FEMA Announces Federal Assistance
For Martin County

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As a result of the amount of damage Martin County sustained due to the storm, individual federal assistance has been authorized. Homeowners, renters and businesses may now … http://Click here to read the rest of this article

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Post-storm Updates;
Boil Water Order Lifted, Libraries And Parks Reopening

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Boil Water Notice
The boil water order for Martin County Utilities customers on Hutchinson Island has been lifted.

Shelters
Residents who may need to use a shelter should call … http://Click here to read the rest of this article

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Martin County Parks and Beaches
Begin To Open On Limited Basis

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Martin County Parks and Recreation staff continues to assess the condition of parks and beaches and works to … http://Click here to read the rest of this article

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Hurricane Irma Updates From
Martin County Emergency Officials

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Martin County Emergency Management officials continue to monitor the progress of Hurricane Irma, a major storm which may impact the Treasure Coast this weekend. Residents are urged to … Click here to read the rest of this article

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Martin County School DISTRICT – School Closings

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Stuart, FL – Due to Hurricane Irma, schools will be closed on Thursday, September 7th and Friday, September 8th.

All before-school and after-school activities, including Extended Day, and athletic events are cancelled on these days as well.

Our Facebook, Twitter and website will be updated as more information is available.

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Dolphin Bar and Shrimp House
Hosts August “Women’s Power Lunch”

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In photo: Women’s Power Lunch August Newbies

Jensen Beach -– The Women’s Power Lunch, started by Anne Thompson Schafer, celebrating their 15th year of connecting powerful women in business at Dolphin Bar and Shrimp House.

The Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House location is intrinsically unique, as it sits over-hanging the river’s edge. This special touch came when it was built by the famous historic movie star, Frances Langford. With such an appropriate placement… Click here to read the rest of the story

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The First Annual Dancing Like the Stars of the Treasure Coast

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Stuart – The First Annual Dancing Like the Stars of the Treasure Coast was held at The Kane Center, 900 SE Salerno Rd, in Stuart on Saturday evening.

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RABIES ALERT ISSUED FOR PALM CITY

Residents urged to avoid contact with wildlife and make sure their pets are vaccinated.

Martin County, FL – The Florida Department of Health in Martin County has issued a rabies alert for northeast Palm City. This is in response to a raccoon that tested positive for rabies on August 24.

All residents and visitors in Martin County should be aware that rabies is present in the wild animal population and domestic animals are at risk if not vaccinated. The public is asked to maintain a heightened awareness that rabies is active in Martin County. Alerts are designed to increase awareness to the public. Please be aware that rabies activities can also occur outside the alert area.

This rabies alert is in effect for 60 days and includes the following boundaries in northeast Palm City:

· East of SW Murphy Road & SW High Meadows Avenue to the St Lucie River

· North of Martin Downs Boulevard to the Martin County line

This is the second case of rabies in Palm City this year. The first case, also a raccoon, occurred at the end of June in the same region. There has been a total of three rabies cases in Martin County this year.

Rabies & Microchip Clinic : Saturday, by appointment:

· The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast is hosting a rabies and microchip clinic Saturday, August 26, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm. Call 772-223-8822 for an appointment. Event will be held at the main shelter: 4100 SW Leighton Farm Ave, Palm City. Cost is $20 and covers the rabies vaccination and microchip.

An animal with rabies could infect domestic animals that have not been vaccinated against rabies. All domestic animals should be vaccinated against rabies and all wildlife contact should be avoided, particularly raccoons, bats, foxes, skunks, otters, bobcats, and coyotes.

Rabies is a disease of the nervous system and is fatal to warm blooded animals and humans. The only treatment for human exposure to rabies is rabies specific immune globulin and rabies immunization. Appropriate treatment started soon after the exposure will protect an exposed person from the disease.

Residents and visitors are advised to take the following precautions:

Keep rabies vaccinations up to date for all pets and at-risk livestock.

Do not allow your pets to run free. Follow leash laws by keeping pets and livestock secured on your property. If your pet or livestock are bitten by a wild animal, seek veterinary assistance for the animal immediately and contact Martin County Animal Services at 772-463-3211.

Support animal control in efforts to reduce feral and stray animal populations.

Spay or neuter your pets to help reduce the number of unwanted pets that may not be properly cared for or regularly vaccinated.

Do not handle, feed, or unintentionally attract wild animals with outdoor food sources such as uncovered trash or litter.

Never adopt wild animals or bring them into your home.

Teach children never to handle unfamiliar animals, wild or domestic, even if they appear friendly.

Prevent bats from entering living quarters or occupied spaces in homes, schools and other similar areas, where they might come in contact with people and pets.

Persons who have been bitten or scratched by wild or domestic animals should seek medical attention and report the injury to the Florida Department of Health in Martin County at 772-221-4000.

For further information on rabies, go to http://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/rabies/index.html or www.MartinCountyHealth.com

About the Florida Department of Health

The department works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.

Follow us on Twitter at @HealthyFla and on Facebook. For more information about the Florida Department of Health please visit www.FloridaHealth.gov.

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Renay Rouse Renay.Rouse@FLHealth.gov 772-631-6008

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U.S. Customs Facility
Groundbreaking Celebration At Witham Field

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Stuart – Commissioner Doug Smith and Congressman Brian Mast spoke on behalf of the U.S. Customs Facility groundbreaking project

Local, State and federal officials with U.S. Customs and … Click here to read the rest of the story and view additional photos.

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ECLIPSE 2017

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Photo by: Keri West In Blairsille, Ga.

Words cannot ever express the profound experience I had today. The light waves were so intense and I was physically, emotionally and spiritually moved by the awesomeness. The waves of light that bathed me were the most incredible thing I have ever felt in my life.

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FEATURED POSTER ARTIST ANNOUNCED

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Hobe Sound — The Hobe Sound Chamber is proud to feature the work of a different local artist each year by choosing the official Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts poster image. The annual, outdoor, mixed-art event is presented by Martin Health System. Hobe Sound’s very own up-and-coming watercolor artist, Amber M. Moran will create a unique original painting for the 17th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts to be held February 3 and 4, 2018. Amber is the second… Click here to read the rest of the story

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Helping People Succeed Is All Smiles,
With New Offices and New Board Members

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Jensen Beach — Helping People Succeed has been on the move in the last month – moving to new offices at 1601 NE Braille Place off of Savannah Road in Jensen Beach and announcing its … Click here to read the rest of the story

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Indiantown Rodeo Lassos
Top Tourism Event Award For 2nd Year

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The Martin County Office of Tourism and Marketing and the Indiantown Chamber of Commerce are proud to announce the Indiantown Rodeo has been selected as a top tourism event for October 2017 by the Southeast Tourism Society (STS). Named one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast for 2017, the rodeo competed with … click here to read the rest of the story

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BACTERIA LEVELS ELEVATED
AT LEIGHTON PARK IN PALM CITY

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Martin County, FL – An advisory is now in effect for the waters near Leighton Park in Palm City. Results from samples taken yesterday show higher than normal levels of enteric bacteria in both areas.

Enteric bacteria inhabit the intestinal tract of humans and animals and their presence in recreational waters is an indication of fecal pollution. The presence of these bacteria may come from… Click here to read the rest of the story

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MARTIN HEALTH DEPARTMENT IS READY!

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Agency recognized by national program for emergency preparedness

Martin County, FL — The Florida Department of Health in Martin County (DOH-Martin) has once again been recognized by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) for its ability to plan for, respond to and recover from public health emergencies. DOH-Martin demonstrated these capabilities by… Click here to read the rest of the story

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What Are We Doing to Protect Our Oceans?

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We are currently celebrasting Oceans Month at Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center, a time for us to honor and reflect upon our oceans, their health and their value to us.

To put the importance of our oceans in perspective, we can start by looking out to space. Much of the planetary research has focused on finding the existence or at least previous existence of water on other planets in our solar system.

Why is that important? Because … Click here to read the rest of the story

 

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA 2017

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Celestial Fireworks: Into Star Cluster Westerlund 2

 

 

Visualization Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble, J. Anderson et al. (STScI); Acknowledgment: The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), A. Nota (ESA/STScI), the Westerlund 2 Science Team, and the ESO

Explanation: What if you could go right into a cluster where stars are forming? A one-minute, time-lapse, video visualization of just this has been made with 3D computer modeling of the region surrounding the star cluster Westerlund 2, based on images from the Hubble Space Telescope in visible and infrared light. Westerlund 2 spans about 10 light years across and lies about 20,000 light years distant toward the constellation of the Ship’s Keel (Carina). As the illustrative animation begins, the greater Gum 29 nebula fills the screen, with the young cluster of bright stars visible in the center. Stars zip past you as you approach the cluster. Soon your imaginary ship pivots and you pass over light-year long pillars of interstellar gas and dust. Strong winds and radiation from massive young stars destroy all but the densest nearby dust clumps, leaving these pillars in their shadows — many pointing back toward the cluster center. Last, you pass into the top of the star cluster and survey hundreds of the most massive stars known

Teachers and students of all ages, just a reminder, Out2 presents NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day in the “Education section”

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DEP Southeast District Presents
First Superior Excellence Distinction (S.E.D.) Award
to Triumph Aerospace Structures

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In photo L to R: Jennifer Smith, DEP Southeast District director; Nick Drazic, general manager of Triumph Aerospace Structures – Stuart; and Dana Blackburn, Triumph Environmental, Safety and Health.

WEST PALM BEACH — Today, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Southeast District recognized Triumph Aerospace Structures in Stuart for outstanding environmental stewardship and … Click here to view additional photos from this event

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Rotary Club of Stuart Installs New Board Members

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In photo: Passing of the Gavel – left to right: Chief David Dyal (incoming President) & Andrew Sesta (outgoing President) 

Stuart — The Rotary Club of Stuart installed the new board members at their 86th Annual Installation Dinner on Wednesday, at the Dolphin Bar and Shrimp House.

Chief Ed Morley, a Rotarian with the club, installed the new board members at the dinner event, wishing … click ere to read the rest of the story

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2017 Martin County Fair Board Announced

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Stuart – On Monday, June 19th the Martin County 2017 Fair Board was sworn in for the new year! The Board of County Commissioners gave the green light to moving the fairgrounds! The Martin County Fair Board Directors  are currently reviewing a lease for 107 acres on Citrus Blvd next to the Indiantown Airport. Just 15 minutes form Palm City!

Part of the agreement will have the county extending water and sewer service to the property.  Even if an agreement is reached, it will still be at least two years before the fair makes its move.

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CONGRESSMAN BRIAN MAST TOWN HALL

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Stuart Air Show Gearing up for 2017

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STUART, FL (April 24, 2017) — Planning of the 2017 Stuart Air Show is well underway and show organizers are thrilled to announce this year’s performers, new attractions, and … click here to read the rest of the story

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MC Commission Opens The Way To Move Fair

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MUSIC, ART INSPIRE PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION
TREASURE COAST YOUTH SYMPHONY’S SPRING CONCERT

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In photo: Concert Competition winner Erick Lora

Stuart — The Treasure Coast Youth Symphony’s spring program sets focus on major orchestral compositions directly inspired by individual visual artworks and art forms. Taking heed of the inspirational flow between visual arts and music this performance explores the … click here to read the rest of the story

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Not Just A Routine Traffic Stop!

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Port St. Lucie – You know that feeling in your stomach when you see those lights flashing behind you when a cop is pulling you over? Yup! That’s the one!

Today on U.S. Federal Highway I in Port St Lucie, I had that happen to me, I had that feeling in my stomach and I wasn’t even driving! Coming back from the Fort Pierce Women’s Club driving home. The officer pulled my friend over.

She knew right away what the problem was … click here to read the rest of the story

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PROPOSED NEW TRAFFIC LIGHT AT CONFUSION CORNER

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READING TO THE KIDS

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In photo: Mary Ellen Costa reading to the preschoolers at the Gertrude Walden Center

Stuart — The Woman’s Club of Stuart began 103 years ago, when Stuart was a new town. The club comprises women united by a dedication to community improvement through volunteer service.

Mary Ellen Costa, chair of the Education Committee of the Woman’s Club of Stuart, reads to preschoolers every week at … click here to read the rest of the story

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Stuart Named #1 “Happiest Seaside Town” by Coastal Living

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The Martin County Office of Tourism and Marketing is pleased to announce that Stuart has been selected as #1 in Coastal Living’s fifth-annual, top-ten list of “America’s Happiest Seaside Towns.” This is the first time Florida has won the prestigious number one spot.

“This is a huge win for our area and with our passionate residents and dedicated ambassadors were able to edge out the competition.” said Stuart Mayor Jeff Krauskopf, who also serves on the Martin County Tourist Development Council.

The top 10 finalists were selected by magazine editors’ assessments of each town’s “coastal vibe,” as well as factors including the number of sunny days, air quality, commute times, crime ratings, and standard of living.

“It is a combination of characteristics that makes a place memorable and unique this just validates what we have known all along. Martin County is a very special place, and this is why we work hard to protect and preserve what we have.” said Martin County Board of Commissioner Chair Anne Scott

The final, ranked, top 10 list of “America’s Happiest Seaside Towns” will be featured in the May 2016 print issue of Coastal Living. The ranked towns will also be featured in an online gallery on www.coastalliving.com.

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8th Annual Single Fin Showdown

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Stuart — Stuart Beach was the location for the seventh annual Stuart Single Fin Showdown Surf and Skim Festival presented by Ohana Surf Shop for United Way. For the past six years, the Stuart Single Fin Showdown has produced a solid ground swell of support for United Way of Martin County and helped build awareness of the community’s most critical needs, while raising more than $30,000 to create long-lasting solutions to these issues.

The Stuart Single Fin Showdown has also raised more than $8,000 for Team Brooke, a charity created for Brooke Thabit, a member of the Ohana Surf Shop family and former Single Fin Showdown competitor who suffered a severe spinal cord injury in 2012. The accident left Thabit paralyzed from the chest down and funds raised help cover the cost of her rehabilitation.

What started in 2009 with a small group of surfers riding vintage single fin surfboards for bragging rights has now evolved into the largest, one-day surf and skim festival in Florida, attracting nearly 200 competitors and thousands of spectators annually.

“When we started we really had no idea how people would react or if anyone would sign up,” said Jordan Schwartz, contest director and owner of Ohana Surf Shop in Stuart. “The first year was small, but those who were part of it appreciated the ‘just for fun’ atmosphere that we were trying to create. It gets better each year and the best part is we continue to raise money for charity through surfing.”

What makes the Stuart Single Fin Showdown unique is that competitors must ride vintage single fin surfboards that are selected at random minutes before each heat begins. The challenge is to then ride their chosen single fin well enough and advance onto the next round of competition. At the end of the day, division champions are rewarded with a one-of-a-kind Single Fin Showdown embroidered sports coat and a prize pack loaded with surf related gear.

Although the entire event revolves around the Single Fin division, other divisions include Longboard, Standup Paddleboard (SUP) Invitational and the Skim Pro/Am. Competitors are welcome to compete in one or more divisions, but additional fees apply.

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Caulkins Water Farm At Work

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In photos: top photo  Caulkins Water Farm 3rd week of Jan., bottom photo Caukins Water farm today

Indiantown — With concerns by environmentalists over the imminent fresh water pulse releases from Lake Okeechobee it might be of interest to see ow the latest experiment is working out in western Martin County.

The experiment is the Caulkins Water Farm.

Just two (2) weeks ago Stuart martin County Youth Leadership had the opportunity to view the Caulkins Water Farm u close and personal and I am sure to many it interesting as a theory but will it really work. Today after the rains of last week and the announcement by the Army Corps that pulse releases from lake Okeechobee will be necessary

In August 2013, SFWMD approved the Water Farming Pilot Project known as “Caulkins”, located in Indiantown, Florida, a public/private partnership with Caulkins Citrus Company. The Caulkins property is uniquely located adjacent to C-44, below the Okeechobee locks, but above the S-80 discharge facility.

Since becoming operational in February 2014, this project has stored 20,000 acre-feet (and acre foot is 327,000 gallons), or 6.5 billion gallons, of water taken from the C-44 canal across its 413 acre footprint, removing this water and its pollutants, Nitrogen and Phosphorus, from the basin and reducing discharges to the St. Lucie Estuary and Indian River Lagoon.

Water Farming is an alternative water storage method. The “Caulkins” pilot program has proven to be a highly efficient, cost effective method of collecting, storing and “farming” water through transvaporation, percolation and evaporation. It is an alternative water storage facility that adds to, and supplements, other existing and proposed water retention, storage and diversion projects designed to reduce destructive discharges from Lake Okeechobee and local drainage.

The Caulkins Water Farm proposes to expand its existing 413 acre “pilot project”, already operating successfully on a portion of the fallow citrus groves that comprised Caulkins Citrus Company, to its entire 3300 acres. This expansion will create a large, shallow water storage facility, capable of receiving water diverted from the C-44 reducing the need to discharge, or waste the water to tide. Based on scientific monitoring, it can be estimated that approximately 70-80,000 ac-ft of water could be “harvested” from the C-44 and treated and captured within the 3000 acres available for expansion of the pilot.

The St. Lucie River Watershed Protection Plan estimated that 200,000 ac-ft of storage are needed within the basin to reduce discharge events by 90% annually. An expanded “Caulkins” satisfies almost 50% of that need.

In 2015 Army Corps of Engineers releases from Lake Okeechobee averaged 300 million gallons per day. An expanded Caulkins Water Farm could receive 100 million gallons per day, even when “full.” Because of evaporation and percolation, the water in the water farm recedes a tenth of a foot per day. That means Caulkins could reduce those damaging discharges by 30 percent. Every day.

The expansion of the Caulkins Water Farm will require twelve months of construction. This compares with multi-year or decade long lead times for construction of public projects.

As part of a Public-Private Partnership, Caulkins proposes to finance the entirety of the construction budget. Caulkins proposes that SFWMD enter into a ten year “Payment for Environmental Services” (PES) contract with Caulkins.

Water sent to the Caulkins Water Farm is not lost. The majority of the water diverted to Caulkins percolates through the sandy soil, with no constrained water table and recharges the aquifers. Further, in a low water year, the surface water stored on Caulkins can simply be released back into the C-44. This amount could be 20,000 ac-ft (6.5 billion gallons).

The Caulkins Water Farm Expansion represents a unique opportunity for water managers and environmentalists to take a bold step to reduce the damaging discharges into the St Lucie River in a Public-Private Partnership with a credible, dedicated, and willing partner.

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Matthew Campbell’s Honor Flight

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South Florida — The October 17th flight to DC went off without a hitch. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped make it happen. 78 True American Heroes got to visit, reflect and experience the memorials built in their honor.

Very little time to rest after the October 17th flight as we now shift into gear to start to get ready for our Spring 2016 Honor Flights. Scheduled for April 2nd, and May 7th, 2016, we are looking to fill the planes up with World War II Veterans.

As the last of the Greatest Generation approach their final curtain call, we are witnesses to a tremendous loss as we embrace a precious opportunity. One WWII veteran passes away every 90 seconds. They take their stories, history and enormous bravery with them. But many are among us still. There is no earthly way we can repay the gift of freedom, but with your help we can THANK them.

Honor Flight South Florida flies veterans to Washington DC to see their memorials. These men and women sacrificed so much to preserve our freedom.

Help us honor them. Donate to the cause, the mission. Help Honor Flight South Florida Fly.

100% of ALL donations go to honoring and flying a Veteran to Washington DC. Honor Flight South Florida is blessed with a dedicated all volunteer corps dedicated to honoring ALL American Veterans.

 

 

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Palm City Dolphins Defeat Stuart Bulldogs 36 – 30

In Double Overtime

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By Dick Hall

Palm City –- As a little boy the idea that you could play in a game against one of your biggest your rivals in a “mud” bowl in this day and age is rare. However, that is exactly what happened on Saturday as the Pop Warner Palm City Dolphins met the Stuart Bulldogs.

Overnight the skies opened up with about 2 inches of rain and normally that would be no big deal but in this early Fall season, however, after an extremely wet summer the water did not run off the field as usual.

There was no lightening, which normally would stop a game with all this water, and the experience of a lifetime began for these little guys. These are the kind of conditions, childhood football was made for. In an age when every field is either inside or synthetic or overly manicured, the aspect providing probably the safest condition to play this evermore dangerous sport, “mud” is gone to the ages.

The photos that follow are a pictorial record of that game. Enjoy them as much as I enjoyed taking them and remember when you little guys over the age 65 played in games like this one..

The Palm City Dolphins participates in the Pop Warner Little Scholars Program.

Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc. (PWLS) is a non-profit organization that provides youth football and cheer & dance programs for participants in 42 states and several countries around the world. Consisting of approximately 400,000 young people ranging from ages 5 to 16 years old, PWLS is the largest youth football, cheer and dance program in the United States.

Pop Warner was founded in 1929, continues to grow and serves as the only youth football, cheerleading & dance organization that requires its participants to maintain academic standards in order to participate. Pop Warner’s commitment to academics is what separates the program from other youth sports around the world.

As the only national youth sports organization that requires scholastic aptitude to participate, Pop Warner is committed to developing America’s young people on the field and off. Each year Pop Warner continues to expand its efforts in team and activity participation, as well as visibility and outreach in the community.

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