The Salvation Army of Martin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee Counties welcomed new leaders this month, Captains Nathan and Deanne Jones. The couple, who have served in the Army for 13 years, relocated with their three children to Jensen Beach from their previous appointment in Dothan, Alabama.
“It is exciting to get to meet the people of the Treasure Coast and to discover the many opportunities for ministry, said Captain Deanne...Read More>>
Peter O'Malley donates historic 35' mahogany table to McKee Botanical Gardens
Peter O’Malley, President, Los Angeles Dodgers, 1970-1998, has donated the world’s largest one-piece mahogany table to McKee Botanical Garden, Vero Beach, Florida. In 1976, the 35-foot long, 5-foot wide, 4-inch-thick table was purchased by O’Malley with a vision to use it at Dodgertown. He maintained the table at Dodgertown until it was loaned back to McKee in 2003 for display in the original Hall of Giants and is now happy to make it a permanent gift...Read More>>
Airshow announces new executive director
The Stuart Air Show announced the appointment of Inez van Ravenzwaaij to the position of executive director. The news comes immediately after the organization scored a massive success with its Top Gun-themed Salute to Stuart pre-air show event, which took place on June 25.
Van Ravenzwaaij is a longtime air show fan and volunteer...Read More>>
Okeechobee County Economic Development Corporation completes Junior Leader Skills Camp
The Okeechobee Junior Leader Skills (summer) Camp was originally identified as a special project by the Corporation, as this aligns directly with several key directives within the policom study: to support our local school district in introducing students to soft skills and workforce exploration at an early level.
This year, our program had a combined total budget of over $32,000 (locally solicited funds) and 95% of these funds were spent right here in our own community. 64 students completed the 8 day program and were required to present a final presentation concerning an area within the community they would like to see enhanced...Read More>>
St. Lucie County Commissioner Cathy Townsend achieves advanced County Commissioner level II designation
St. Lucie County Commissioner Cathy Townsend was recently presented with the Advanced County Commissioner Level II (ACC II) designation from the Institute for County Government (ICG) at an award ceremony held at the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) Annual Conference and Educational Exhibition in Orange County, Florida.
The ACC II designation signifies the commissioner's completion of the most senior level of a comprehensive study program designed by ICG. The ACC II education program focuses on transforming counties and the state of Florida by producing strong, versatile leaders with the necessary tools to address challenges across multiple fields and governing bodies...Read More>>
Otolaryngologist Ashley C. Mays, MD, joins Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital
Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital welcomes otolaryngologist Ashley C. Mays, MD. Dr. Mays is board certified and fellowship trained in head and neck surgical oncology and total body microvascular reconstruction.
After earning her medical degree at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, Dr. Mays completed her otolaryngology residency at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, North Carolina...Read More>>
United Way invests over $3 Million into Indian River County
The United Way of Indian River County (UWIRC) announced $1,739,299 in funding for local programs and initiatives. Thirty-six agencies will use the funds awarded to implement programs in the Health, Education, and Financial Stability impact areas. The awards run from July 2022 through June 2024 in a two-year cycle...Read More>>