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SLC cases hit 100 as 4th person dies
The number of coronavirus cases in St. Lucie County hit 100 today as the death of a fourth person was reported, according to the daytime report released by the Florida Department of Health. Details of the person who died were not immediately available.
The report shows that 80 of the St. Lucie County cases are in Port St. Lucie, with 17 in Fort Pierce and the other three in unspecified locations. The total number of cases reported for St. Lucie County represented a 19-case increase from the day before. The four deaths in St. Lucie County are the only ones that have occurred on the Treasure Coast.
Martin County reported an increase in 23 cases today, from 60 to 83. Today’s report shows 43 cases are in Stuart, 16 are in Palm City, 11 are in Hobe Sound, 5 are in Jensen and the remainder in unspecified locations.
Indian River County’s cases rose to 61, up from 52 the day before. Today’s report shows... read more >>
Population estimates are from July 2019 from the U.S. Census Bureau.
As a service to readers and restaurants on the Treasure Coast, Indian River Magazine Inc. has created a website showing restaurants 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
Real Stone & Granite offering appointments
Real Stone & Granite in Fort Pierce, fabricator of granite and marble, is closed to the public but the fabricating plan remains open for trade partners.
“We are asking contractors to call in advance to schedule deliveries, material pickups or to view slabs, said Jose Ubilla, founder and president. “We are following CDC and health department guidelines. Our staff has been trained to social distance and sanitize before and after each customer’s visit.”
Individual customers can still call the company to talk to staff about what they are looking for. Call 772.489.9964 or visit online at realstoneandgranite.com.
Is your church offering virtual services during Holy Week?
Indian River Magazine is compiling a list of churches on the Treasure Coast providing livestreaming of services during Easter Week. The listing will be shared online and via social media throughout Easter Week. If you are a pastor or authorized representative of your church, please visit https://www.indianrivermagazine.com/treasure-coast-churches/ and complete by noon Wednesday, April 8.
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Elliot Museum recreating General Store display, planning for reopening
During its closure because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Elliot Museum in Stuart has recreated the popular "General Store" that was featured in the old museum.
“We unpacked over 70 cases of artifacts and created a new general storefront to give birth to a raucous combination of hundreds of pieces of certified nostalgia,’’ Rob Steele, who oversees the museum as president of the Martin County Historical Society, said in a newsletter. “We can't wait to share it with you during the Historically Grand Reopening!
“After these challenging days draw to a welcome close, we are wholeheartedly committed to reopening with a thunderous bang and continue to build momentum for our organization with each and every day available to us,’’ Steele said. “We have already invited the local high schools to hold their “summer” proms at the museum when the students are once again able to gather. We are in the process of reaching out to local nonprofits and offering our space for their reopening celebrations…one right after the other, if at all possible.’’
HOMETOWN HEROES BY MARYANN KETCHAM
A shoestring crew, comprised of Rena Marconi, Wendy Rhyant, and Wilma Day, work cohesively, although not side by side, providing meals to the hungry during the COVID-19 pandemic.
GraceWay Village in Fort Pierce is doing its part to ensure that the hungry have food to eat. Typically, clients enjoy nutritious meals on Sunday evenings and lunches on Wednesday at Matthew's Cafe, GraceWay Village's food kitchen. Because of the prevalence of COVID-19, these are not typical times. Adapting to the increased need, small crews of GraceWay staff and volunteer crews are preparing and distributing meals every day (except Fridays and Mondays) from 5-6 pm in the GraceWay parking lot.
“We don't want people to have to worry about a food bill," said Operations Manager Rena Marconi. "A lot of community members have been laid off and have other expenses to worry about."
GraceWay is utilizing smaller teams to implement the feedings in order to minimize unnecessary exposure to the Coronavirus. Considering the limited size of the teams and the enormity of the undertaking, each team member is heroically putting in a full-swing effort.
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/
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