Dry conditions continue: South Florida Water Management District urges conservation


Following three months of dry conditions, including a record-dry November, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is urging South Florida families to boost water conservation efforts. A total of 1.49 inches of rain fell District-wide in January, representing 76 percent of average, or 0.47 inches below average for the month. … Click here to read more

75 years later: How World War II changed Florida forever

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From The Palm Beach Post: “If you were living on Jupiter Island 75 years ago, on Feb. 21, 1942, you might have been partying at the local drinking hole, relaxing in your living room, or asleep in bed. All of a sudden, you would have felt the ground beneath you vibrate… Stuart insurance agent Ralph Hartman recalled that night … Click here to read more

RIP Lee Weberman: Past Martin County Commissioner dead at 59

(Source: Coconut Creek Police)

Coconut Creek Police report that past Martin County Commissioner (District 3) Lee Weberman committed suicide by jumping off of the rooftop of the Seminole Casino … Click here to read more

MCSO Code Red Alert: Increase in property crimes


From MCSO: “The Martin County Sheriff’s Office has seen a notable increase in property crimes happening throughout our county, particularly in vehicle thefts. Numerous auto burglaries have also been reported. In many of these cases, vehicle windows were smashed out, and property was stolen. The MCSO Crime Analyst has noticed an increase in the number of guns stolen out of vehicles … Click here to read more

Tiger Woods’ possible playing schedule will be determined after his back is reassessed


“Jupiter Islander Tiger Woods announced Friday that due to ongoing back spasms, similar to what he experienced in Dubai, he will be unable to compete in the Genesis Open and The Honda Classic. ‘My doctors have advised me not to play … Click here to read more

ABC: Claims to make a fortune off medical marijuana stocks in Florida

The world wide web has turned into an advertising platform as companies are able to buy space to market their product or products. It's going a step further though, as sponsored ads seem to be using Florida's passage of medical marijuana as a way to make money. (Source: ABC)

“This advertisement popped up on the Yahoo website in hopes of getting you to look into ‘the Green Gold Rush.’ The three sentences point out, ‘If you’ve never invested, now’s the time to start….This is the last legal way for the little guy to grow rich … Click here to read more

Wildfire concerns increase


“As cooler, drier air and freezing temperatures push through our area, the Florida Forest Service is concerned about an increasing frequency of wildfire starts. Dry season started with the driest November on record followed by one of the warmest Decembers on record.. ‘Most native vegetation in Florida is very sensitive to cooler weather and becomes additional fuel for a wildfire … Click here to read more

Career criminal with 66 bookings arrested following multi-agency investigation

(Source: MCSO)

“He’s no stranger to the law, in fact 40-year old Joshua Christie has an extensive array of booking photos at the Martin County Jail dating back to the early 90’s. Now, this career criminal has one more on the books following his latest arres … Click here to read more

Webcam: Visit an owl family realtime in western Martin nestbox


Barred owls are nesting in western Martin County and you can view on a webcam in their nestbox. Turn up your audio, sometimes you can hear the chicks! … Click here to read more

Sugar farmers balk at selling land for reservoir


From WPTV: “Sugar farmers who own land in an area targeted by Senate President Joe Negron for a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee said Monday they won’t be ‘willing sellers’ to the state … Click here to read more

Martin County encouraging tourism despite some bad press

Old Colorado Inn, downtown Stuart

“Martin County’s tourism office is working hard to curb negative reactions to negative news and promote the area’s positive attributes,” according to WPTV. “From the algae crisis to a murder that made worldwide headlines, and Stuart’s now-former mayor referring to a police officer as a pig, local tourism officials say they’ve had a lot of bad press to confront … Click here to read more