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State, Treasure Coast cases continue to rise
Florida reported 673 additional cases of coronavirus today while the Treasure Coast reported an additional seven cases, according to today’s report released by the Florida Department of Health.
Four new cases were reported in Martin County, a 47-year-old woman and three men, ages 50, 75, and 80; two in St. Lucie County, a 26-year-old woman and a 73-year-old man; and one new case was reported in Indian River County, an 81-year-old woman.
The testing numbers were not available for the Treasure Coast, but today’s report showed that an additional 7,810 test results were reported statewide— the biggest one-day gain in testing.
DETAILS OF CORONAVIRUS CASES (RED DENOTES NEW CASES SINCE TUESDAY'S NEWSLETTER)
Historic restaurant remains open for takeout
Waldo’s Restaurant, 3150 Ocean Drive, Vero Beach, is is offering food and beverages available “to-go” or “curbside” pick-up. The pickup service is available seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and the restaurant’s menu can be viewed at historicwaldos.com. Call 772-231-7091 to order.
Chuck’s Seafood open for takeout
Historic Chuck’s Seafood in Fort Pierce, 822 Seaway Drive, is open for takeout Tuesday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Delivery on the island is available from 4 to 7 p.m. Call 772.461.9484 or 772.672.0822.
Cocktails, wine and beer are available to go for off-premise consumption with the purchase of food. The Chuck’s menu is available on its Facebook page.
Summer Crush Winery offers curbside service
Summer Crush Winery, 4200 Johnston Road, Fort Pierce, is offering discounts on products and curbside service.
Customers who visit the winery by car and spend $25 or more can spin the winery’s Easter wheel and win a prize such as Easter candy, a bottle of Pink Flamingo wine or even toilet paper (while it lasts).
Wines and bottles of craft beer to go are deeply discounted. Snacks, and meats and cheeses are 50 percent off. Pay by phone and your order will be brought to your car. Contact 772.460.0500 or visit www.summercrushwine.com
Vet clinic remains open
Treasure Coast Animal Rehab and Fitness in Vero Beach remains open and continues to care for pets.
Pets can be seen both firsthand with protective precautions in place or by telemedicine. Email [email protected] or call 772-492-6066.
DragonFly Graphics offers special services during crisis
DragonFly Graphics in Port St. Lucie continues offering all services (screen printing, embroidery, signs, banners and promotional products). It is providing special pricing on spinner signs and banners for other local businesses that need assistance announcing that they are also open for business during the social distancing period.
The business at 861 S.W. Lakehurst Drive remains open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday but stresses that many projects can be accomplished from start to finish via phone and/or email.
For local restaurants that are now doing take-out and delivery only, DragonFly offers vehicle graphics, car door magnets, or custom license plates to make delivery vehicles visible and identifiable. Shirts can also be screen-printed or embroidered for delivery drivers.
Attorney Alison Leffew, 100 Ave. A, Suite 2, Fort Pierce, is offering phone consults. All new cases can be handled over the phone and Internet. Call 772.466.6678.
Taylor Creek Optical remains open
Taylor Creek Optical, 104 N. Second St., Fort Pierce, remains open, with doctors and staff available for eye- related emergencies and medically necessary appointments. Call the office at 772-468-0008 to arrange a time.
The office is practicing social distancing, disinfection control between patients, and delivery options such as mail and curbside service for eyeglass and contact lens orders.
A message from attorney Robin A. Lloyd Sr. of Vero Beach
“Many of our Clients are asking what we are doing during the current stressful period. We are open and adjusting to the needs and reasonable requests of our clients. We have viewed numerous webinars over the last month suggesting the best methods of practice during this time. We are adjusting day to day to better serve our clients. If it becomes necessary to work through teleconferencing, Skype, or Zoom, we are prepared/equipped to do so.”
“Although we often suggest that you review your Estate Plan every couple of years, few people do. Now that you have additional time on your hands, it would be a great time to do this. Many times when our clients review their plans they find something that is not as they had recalled. Whether it is your health care surrogate, your power of attorney or even your successor trustee, you may not recall who it is correctly. These are all very important positions.”
“If you need an appointment with us, give us a call at (772) 234-5500. Be sure to express any concern you have about the visit. Through a recent decision here in Florida, we can even Notarize from the next room or outside a closed window. You can drop documents outside with instructions from our receptionist.”
Group formed to channel funding to nonprofits
The Community Foundation Martin-St. Lucie has gathered key funders under an umbrella organization, the COVID-19 Funders' Consortium. The group will collaborate to fast-track funding to nonprofits that are addressing fundamental needs during this coronavirus pandemic. Funding priorities include basic needs (emergency food and shelter), health care services for the uninsured and underinsured, and technology that will enable nonprofits to continue serving their services.
The current list of funding organizations involved in the consortium includes the Children’s Services Council of Martin County, Allegany Franciscan Ministries, the United Way of St. Lucie, the Community Foundation Martin-St. Lucie, Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin counties. Hobe Sound Community Chest, Children Services Council of St. Lucie County, Lost Tree Foundation, Mariner Sands Charity Week and United Way of Martin County.
Grants applications for nonprofit organizations are available online at:
Manatee Center offers daily online activities for children
The Manatee Observation and Education Center in Fort Pierce has created an online program of fun activities for families during the coronavirus pandemic. Visit the center’s website at http://manateeeducationcenter.org/
FP Woman’s Club raises money for food
The Fort Pierce Woman’s Club raised over $1,500 to provide food for families in need. The money enabled the club to provide three nights of food giveaways and at least two more are planned. The project was spearheaded by Jerry Koedyker, Jennifer Picardi and Michele Backus.
TODAY’S HOMETOWN HERO
Today’s hometown hero is Charlie McCay, a cashier at Publix Sabal Palm in Fort Pierce. He was nominated by Tammy Todesco, who who says Charlie is the “calm in every storm’’ and especially has been so during the coronovirus pandemic. Adds Tammy: “Charlie still has his wits about him as well as his big smile and hello when walking into the store. He’s also been on a Facebook this week praising his teammates for the same. Charlie and Publix rock! Thank you all.’’
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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