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3 more deaths reported on Treasure Coast
Three more deaths from COVID-19 were reported over the last day on the Treasure Coast, where two of the region’s counties have a higher mortality rate than the state and national averages.
The deaths occurred in all three counties: an 83-year-old Indian River County man; an 83-year-old Martin County man; and a 94 year-old St. Lucie County woman.
COVID-19 research to be conducted by Cleveland Clinic in PSL
Port St. Lucie will become a center for COVID-19 research by Cleveland Clinic.
Cleveland Clinic, which operates hospitals in Stuart, Port St. Lucie and Vero Beach, announced Wednesday that the research will be conducted at its Florida Research and Innovations Center in Tradition, the former Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute of Florida. The center is to open by July 1.
Cleveland Clinic said the research will be focused on expediting coronavirus treatments and vaccines.
Winners will be announced for St. Lucie, Martin and Indian River counties.
Braford Steakhouse has carryout six nights a week
The Braford Steakhouse in downtown Fort Pierce is offering carryout service six nights a week. Menu offerings include Fish and Chips ($12) on Monday to Braford Prime Rib dinner ($19.95) on Wednesday and Saturday. Dinners must be ordered by 2 p.m. and picked up between 5 and 6 p.m. Call 772.882.9131.
Treasure Coast Hospice has received accreditation from the National Institute for Jewish Hospice, joining 50 national hospices that have earned this distinction.
NIJH provides staff training, insights on treating Jewish patients who are terminally ill, and access to resources and education about Jewish customs and practices that may arise while caring for Jewish hospice patients and families.
“Never Forgotten - Forever Revered” is the battle cry of the members of the Reverence Motorcycle Association. Scott Guntz, also known as 8Ball, founded the organization in 2015 and proudly serves as club president.
Guntz and his crew are readily on the scene, leading a Motorcycle Honor Guard, for returning Southeast Honor Flights, where they welcome home World War II, Korean and Vietnam Vveterans from their airplane journey to Washington, D.C. Throughout the year, they participate in many flag details as well as opening ceremonies for local ball games.
Voted Veteran of the Year by the Stuart Elks Lodge, Guntz keeps close tabs on his fellow members and local veteran needs. Since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, together with his team, he's been diligently delivering food, meals and other necessities where needed.
While the organization hosts Honor Missions in recognition of fallen heroes, Veteran's Day, Military Appreciation Day and more, they've recently taken to coordinating Honor Missions to celebrate healthcare staff at several local hospitals.
"We try to bestow the Honor of a Hero to healthcare staff," said Guntz. "They ARE Heroes for putting themselves in harm's way to better the lives of others.”
Scott Guntz is a hometown hero who provides respect and well-deserved recognition to other local heroes.
Do you know somebody on the Treasure Coast who should be singled out for praise because of their actions during the coronavirus pandemic? Whether it’s a nurse at the local hospital, a volunteer at the local food bank or a grocery clerk going the extra mile, Treasure Coast Business and Indian River Magazine Inc. will help you sing their praises in our new online feature Hometown Heroes of the Treasure Coast. Visitwww.indianrivermagazine.com/hometown-heroes/
As a service to readers and restaurants on the Treasure Coast, Indian River Magazine Inc. has created a website showing restaurants, bars, breweries and wineries that are open for carryout and/or delivery in St. Lucie, Indian River and Martin counties. The site includes hours and days carryout is available as well as popular dishes. See the new site at treasurecoastrestaurants.com
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