PBPost: ‘Though wealthy, Jupiter Island gets $8.6M for beach repair from FEMA…’

“Jupiter Island, a well-heeled seaside enclave where home values average $4.97 million, was awarded $8.6 million in federal emergency money for beach re-nourishment following a beating by 2016’s Hurricane Matthew. … Click here to read more

Martin BCC: A million here, a million there – it’s only (taxpayer) money

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “Just two weeks after the Martin County Commission declined to consider a referendum asking residents to authorize 30-year bond financing to raise millions of dollars for parks projects, Commissioners will be asked to approve more than $13.9 million in contract expenditures, including wages for temporary employees at Sailfish Splash Waterpark … Click here to read more

Tiger built a mini-course in his Jupiter Island backyard to mimic conditions at The Masters

From Maxim: “The Wall Street Journal reports this week that Woods has set up the yard behind his mansion in Jupiter Island with a 3.5 acre mini-course that mimics the conditions at the next tournament in which he’ll play. The holes are maintained by a full-time superintendent who once worked at Augusta National, which means he’s got an even bigger advantage this week than in weeks prior … Click here to read more

TMZ Sports: ‘Tiger Woods’ ex-girlfriend threatened over non-disclosure agreement’

From TMZ Sports: “Jupiter Islander Tiger Woods got his ex-girlfriend Kristin Smith to sign a non-disclosure agreement to make sure she kept her mouth shut about their nuclear breakup … but she wants out of their deal — and now they’re locked in a nasty legal war … Click here to read more

2 injured after boats collide in Martin County

From WPTV: “The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is looking into why two boats collided on the St. Lucie River around 11:30 Tuesday morning. No names have been released yet of those involved, but two people were hurt, and one man was taken to Martin Memorial South hospital with serious injuries … Click here to read more

Former Palm City resident Wayne Huizenga, Florida billionaire and sports franchise owner, dies at 80

From The Washington Post: “Wayne Huizenga, a Florida billionaire who launched his business empire by driving a garbage truck and went on to build three Fortune 500 companies — Waste Management, Blockbuster Entertainment and AutoNation — and whose tightfisted ownership of three professional sports franchises sometimes angered their fans, died March 22 … Click here to read more

Palm Beach Post: How a government agency is trying to stop residents demanding records

From The Palm Beach Post: “…The legal drama is likely escalated by the rancorous history between the water management district, Martin County, Hurchalla and Lake Point, which is co-owned by the deep-pocketed George Lindemann Jr., an heir to a cellphone and cable TV fortune. Lindemann, a former Wellington resident and one-time Olympic equestrian hopeful, remains dogged by a 1996 prison sentence of 33 months for hiring a hit man to electrocute his show horse … Click here to read more

Greg Norman’s belated 63rd birthday gift to self: Batmobile-looking Polaris 3-wheeled car

From PGA.com:  “Check out the video that Jupiter Islander Greg Norman posted to his Instagram account to show off his belated birthday present to himself, a three-wheeled car from Polaris, called the ‘Polaris Slingshot’ … Click here to read more

Instagram video: Greg Norman works out in his Jupiter Island gym

View the Instagram video of superstar golfer Greg Norman as he works out in his Jupiter Island gym … Click here to read more

Mark your calendar: City of Stuart March happenings

Mark your calendar for the City of Stuart March happenings … Click here to read more

USA Today: Michael Jordan-owned golf course pollutes St. Lucie River in violation of Florida rules

“A golf course near Hobe Sound partially owned by basketball legend Michael Jordan is dirtying the South Fork of the St. Lucie River, a state official said Friday. Construction at the golf course being built on 226 acres east of Interstate 95 and north of Bridge Road is putting unacceptable levels of sediment in the upper reaches of the river … Click here to read more