81 gas pump skimmers found in statewide sweep: 3 located in Martin County


The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has been sweeping through Florida checking gas pumps for “skimmers,” devices that capture consumers’ credit and debit card information. Click Orlando reports that two were found at Stuart Shell, 1308 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; and, one at Planet Ozone – Sunoco, 1601 SE Federal Hwy., also in Stuart … Click here to read more

Recognize this bike rider? If so, Jupiter Island police want to hear from you

Jupiter Island police released a picture of a man on a bike they are trying to identify. (Source: WPTV)

From WPTV: “A photograph could help police find a man wanted for questioning in connection with the battery of an elderly person. Police say the battery happened Saturday on South Beach Road on Jupiter Island … Click here to read more

Martin County doctors make changes in waiting rooms to prevent spread of measles

With four confirmed cases of the measles on the Treasure Coast in St. Lucie County and Indian River County, doctors in Martin County are stepping up efforts to make sure their patients do not catch or spread the disease. (Source: WPTV)

“With four confirmed cases of the measles on the Treasure Coast in St. Lucie County and Indian River County, doctors in Martin County are stepping up efforts to make sure their patients do not catch or spread the disease,” according to WPTV. “It can take weeks for measles symptoms to show up. … Click here to read more

President’s Earth Day visit to Everglades included Congressman Murphy aboard Air Force One

President Obama was accompanied on his Earth Day trip to the Everglades by Representatives Patrick Murphy (FL-18) and Carlos Curbelo (FL-26). (Source: NBC News)

NBC News reports that Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-FL), elected in 2012, was aboard Air Force One during President Obama’s Earth Day visit to the Everglades. [Congressman Murphy represents Florida's 18th Congressional district, which includes Martin County.] … Click here to read more

Healthy Greg Norman says professional golf is in great shape

(Source: Palm Beach Post)

From The Palm Beach Post: “Norman, a Jupiter Island resident who turned 60 in February, said ‘The leadership of Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy has professional golf in good hands for the next 15 years, and, globally, the game ‘is the healthiest it’s ever been,’ … Click here to read more

UPI: President Obama to discuss climate change in Florida Everglades on Earth Day

(Source: UPI)

United Press International reports that “President Barack Obama will make an Earth Day visit to the Florida Everglades on Wednesday, April 22, to issue warnings about the dangers global warming pose to the planet and highlight his climate change plans … Click here to read more

PBPost: Martin’s Economic Council has got some explaining to do on sugar land deal

Charles "Chuck" Gerardi, Chief Executive Officer and President, Economic Council of Martin County (Source: Economic Council of Martin County)

From award-winning blogger, Sally Swartz of The Palm Beach Post: “The emails are puzzling. They are misleading. They are sneaky… The Economic Council’s secretary said CEO Chuck Gerardi is the only one authorized to talk about it. After three phone calls and three messages left, his secretary said he just ‘doesn’t have time’ to explain.” [The blog entry has now been updated.] … Click here to read more

Tiger’s Jupiter Island golf paradise is #4 on ‘The 30 Most Expensive Homes in Sports’

(Source: The Business Insider)

From The Business Insider: “The house itself, while impressive with its huge oceanview windows and large wine cellar, has a whole lot more for Woods to enjoy: It also comes equipped with many property-side luxuries, like a running track and a 3.5-acre backyard golf course … Click here to read more

Stuart is #3 on Smithsonian’s ’20 Best Small Towns to Visit 2015′

The Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center houses a pool of fish and other marine life. And this July, Florida’s “Treasure Coast” commemorates the event that gave the region its name—the 1715 hurricane that struck Florida’s east coast, sinking 11 Spanish galleons laden with New World silver and gold. (Source: The Smithsonian)

From The Smithsonian: “For the fourth annual version of our list, we once again worked with the geographical information company ESRI to sort the nation’s small towns (those with a population under 20,000) according to their number of cultural attractions, historical sites, nature opportunities and food-and-drink destinations … Click here to read more

‘Will lawmakers cut the strings of their Big Sugar puppet masters to do what the people want?’

State Senator Joe  Negron (R-Stuart) [Source: Palm Beach Post]

From Sally Swartz, award-winning Palm Beach Post blogger: “So it’s clear that Floridians want the state to buy land south of the lake. Unfortunately,that’s not what the sugar industry wants. State Senator Joe Negron (R-Stuart), who has taken large amounts of campaign money from the sugar industry, offered his Treasure Coast … Click here to read more

Rebecca Negron enters GOP race for Patrick Murphy congressional seat

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The Palm Beach Post reports that “Republican Rebecca Negron, a Martin County school board member and the wife of powerful state Sen. Joe Negron, R-Stuart, announced Tuesday she’s running for the Palm Beach-Treasure Coast congressional seat that Democratic Rep.Patrick Murphy is giving up to run for Senate … Click here to read more