Record number of tourists visiting Florida

Vintage Florida tourism ad, 1949.

The Palm Beach Post reports that Florida had a record number of visitors during this past spring. Gov. Rick Scott announced that 24 million tourists visited the state during the second quarter of 2014. … Click here to read more

MCTimes candidate recommendations; Martin County voting information

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Martin County Times’ readers, especially those who are voting by mail, have asked the MCTimes to recommend candidates for the August 26 primary election. Also included is Martin County voting information. … Click here to read more

PBPost: Big money mocking Martin Commision races

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Sally Swartz, award-winning Palm Beach Post blogger, asks: “Can big money influence the outcome of a county commission election with lying mailers, robocalls and online videos? Or are Martin voters too well-informed to be influenced by such tactics? … Click here to read more

Tuesday’s BOCC Agenda: Seabranch Redux, Kanner Widening, and BDB

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Noted local attorney and civic activist Virginia Sherlock reviews Tuesday’s upcoming Board of County Commissioners meeting agenda, a mixture of interesting, confusing and fiscally questionable proposals … Click here to read more

Early voting begins today in Martin County

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Martin County Supervisor of Elections, Vicki Davis, announced early voting will be available to all registered Martin County voters beginning Saturday, August 16th through Saturday, August 23rd. … Click here to read more

Jupiter Island’s Greg Norman hits a ‘golf missile’ into Israel

Greg Norman just hit this drive into Israel from Jordan in a golf promotion

From Jose Lambiet (Gossip Extra): “Jupiter Island golf legend Greg Norman just tweeted this amazing photo of himself hitting a golf ball into Israel from Aqaba, Jordan. The Great White Shark is in the Middle East to promote … Click here to read more

Candidate forum videos available online

Noreen Fisher, President of the League of Women Voters of Martin County, served as moderator of the recent AAUW-LWV forums at The Blake Library in Stuart

The AAUW (American Association of University Women) and LWV (League of Women Voters) of Martin County recently co-sponsored a series of candidate forums for the FL Senate District 32, FL House District 82, Martin County School Board, Martin County Board of County Commissioners, and the challengers in the U.S. House of Representatives, District 18, races. … Click here to read more

Palm Beach Post: Martin County ‘magic’ dog caught via sausages, liquid cheese

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After weeks of tricking motorists and authorities alike, an elusive stray dog was finally caught in Martin County last week, using arguably the most enticing bait known to dogkind: Vienna Sausages and liquid cheese. … Click here to read more

Letter from publisher of Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers: ‘…we are not going anywhere.’

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Bob Brunjes, publisher of Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers, posted a Facebook letter to readers: “Many of you have heard about the merger of E.W. Scripps Co. and Journal Communications Inc….There are rumors circulating through unscrupulous sources of our imminent demise and that simply is not true. … Click here to read more

Palm Beach Post: Martin County plan for airport custom facility a money-sucking nuisance

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The Palm Beach Post’s award-winning blogger, Sally Swartz, on the recent vote on the airport custom facility: Commissioner Anne Scott, on whose vote the project hinged, did another flip-flop Tuesday and approved it. Scott said she knew her vote would “disappoint those whose good opinion I value.” She voted for the facility, she said, “not because I think it is a good idea, but because I believe it’s the right thing for this government to do.” … Click here to read more

Jupiter Island’s Tiger on aging: ‘I felt old a long time ago. It’s darn near 20 years out here.’

(Source: Palm Beach Post)

From The Palm Beach Post: “As he prepared to head back to his Jupiter Island home, Woods, 38, who turned pro in 1996, was asked if he’s starting to feel old. ‘I felt old a long time ago,” he said with a smile. “It’s darn near 20 years out here.’” … Click here to read more