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Miles Grant Golf & Country Club Hosts Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce August Breakfast


Stuart – On Wednesday, August 6, 2020 The Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce had their monthly breakfast. Approximately 50 members attended. Click here for additional photos of this event.


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The Martin County School District will officially receive the Florida Green School District Silver Award... CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


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Home2 Suites By Hilton Host Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce July Breakfast


Stuart - On Thursday, July 30 at 7:45am the Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce met for a breakfast with it's membership. The event was held at Home2 Suites By Hilton
at 1440 NW Federal Highway in Stuart. Kristy Byrick, Director of Sales greeted...Click here for additional photos of this event!

Monarch Golf & Country Club Hosts Palm City Chamber of Commerce July Breakfast


Palm City – On Wednesday, July 29, 2020 The Palm City Chamber of Commerce had their first Breakfast in many months. The event was well attended with approximately 50 attendees. Most attendees wore masks throughout the event.

Monarch Golf & Country Club did an outstanding job....Click for additional photos of this event!

Martin County School Board Approves August 11 as First Day of 20-21 School Year

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Stuart - The 2020-2021 school year will begin as originally planned in the Martin County School District, as the Martin County School Board voted to proceed with the established start date of August 11, 2020, as the first day for students. Students will begin the school year participating in either traditional (in-person) or remote learning, depending on the option selected by their parents/guardians.

Superintendent Laurie J. Gaylord recommended that the School Board delay the start of the 2020-2021 school year by two weeks on July 21, 2020. That recommendation was tentatively approved by the Board pending approval of the proposed instructional calendar by the Martin County Education Association (MCEA). As no agreement was reached with MCEA that would allow for the postponement of the start date, the school year will proceed according to the established instructional calendar.

To learn more about the District's school reopening plans - including detailed health/safety protocols and answers to frequently asked questions- please visit

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Martin County Schools Delay Start of School Year Until August 25

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The Martin County school board voted Tuesday to delay the 2020-2021 back to school year August 25. Approval is still needed by Martin County Education Association.

Laurie Gaylord Superintendent of Martin County School District recommended the delay of the school. This will give more time for students and staff.

The District has extended the deadline for parents/guardians to submit the commitment form for the remote learning option. Submissions will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. on Friday, July 24, 2020.

Parents/guardians are encouraged to watch Tuesday's Regular Board Meeting to gather more information before making their decisions for August. The School Board will hear an update from the K-12 Pandemic Response Team and DOH Martin during this meeting, which will begin at 4 p.m. and be livestreamed at

For more information about both learning options, including answers to your frequently asked questions, please visit The remote learning commitment form is available in English and Spanish via the following links:

Parent Commitment Form -

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St. Lucie Public Schools Delays Start of School Year

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St. Lucie County - St. Lucie Public Schools has delayed the start of the school year by two weeks. The first day of school for students will be on August 24, 2020. Superintendent E. Wayne Gent commented, “The additional two weeks gives time for the conditions in the county to improve and additional time for staff to finalize preparations for the school year. Our number one priority is to return to school safely.”
Several factors contributed...Click here to read the entire article.

Martin County School Board Approved School Reopening Options

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The Martin County School Board approved Superintendent Laurie J. Gaylord's recommended school reopening During Special Meeting. The following options for learning will be available to Martin County families beginning in August:

Option 1: Traditional... Click here to read additional information.

Despite Pandemic More Kids Adopted in 2020

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St. Lucie West - With July comes the beginning of a new fiscal year for Communities Connected for Kids and the opportunity to review the successes and challenges of the past 12 months.

The number of children... Click to read the rest of this article.

Martin County Emergency Order 20-11

20 June Face Masks

All persons working in restaurants, grocery stores, food service, any retail establishments, businesses open to the public or any other locations visited by the public where social distancing is not possible within incorporated and unincorporated Martin County shall wear face coverings.

All other persons physically present in any public place in Martin County are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings. A face covering includes any covering which snugly covers the nose and mouth, whether store bought or homemade, and which is secured in place. Persons who wear masks should review the CDC and Florida Department of Health guidelines regarding properly and safely applying, removing and cleaning masks.

Medical and surgical masks, such as N95 masks or other similar medical surgical masks, should be reserved for health care personnel, police, fire fighters, emergency management and other first responders engaged in life/safety activities.

A face covering shall not be required for persons who have trouble breathing due to a chronic pre-existing condition.

Martin County Installs WeatherSTEM System

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Martin County - Martin County Emergency Management is excited to announce the acquisition and implementation of a new weather monitoring system, WeatherSTEM. This innovative monitoring system allows for more accurate forecasting of current and potential weather conditions through Smart Weather Technology. WeatherSTEM provides users live-streaming high resolution weather cameras, weather health/safety alert notifications, lightning detection, heat level monitoring, and real-time/future-cast radar information.

Martin County has strategically placed WeatherSTEM weather stations across....Click here for additional information.