Everglades reservoir plan denounced by several groups

From The Sun-Sentinel: “Long considered a key component of the state-federal plan for restoring the Everglades, the reservoir was fast-tracked this year by state Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart, after coastal waters in his Martin County district were fouled by reeking mats of green algae, blamed on lake discharges, that gave Florida the worst kind of international publicity … Click here to read more

Health advisory lifted for the Stuart Causeway

The Florida Department of Health in Martin County conducts weekly water sampling at four sites along the St. Lucie River including the Roosevelt Bridge, Sandsprit Park, Leighton Park and the Stuart Sandbar. Martin County beach sites are sampled every other week. All sites will be tested again on Monday, December 11. … Click here to read more

At Hobe Sound’s Medalist: Greg Norman’s Crocodile Dundee themed Christmas Party

“Kirsten and Greg Norman celebrated ‘an absolutely crazy great company Xmas party last night at The Medalist in Hobe Sound.  Crocodile Dundee themed!!’ According to Startsat60, Norman will come out of retirement for a one-off professional appearance with his son … Click here to read more

President Trump golfs with Jupiter Islander Tiger Woods at Trump National

From TMZ: “Donald Trump took a break Friday and went from his vacation home at Mar-a-Lago to Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter to play a few rounds with none other than Tiger Woods … Click here to read more

Driver licenses have a new look

The Martin County Tax Collector’s Offices are now issuing the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles’ new, more secure Florida driver license and ID card. Changes have been made to incorporate increased fraud-protection measures.  Previous driver license and ID cards will still be in use … Click here to read more

Bathtub Beach re-opens; dune rehabilitation work complete

With the work to rehabilitate the north end of Bathtub Beach complete, Martin County is pleased to announce the beach will reopen today. Martin County Ocean Rescue will be on duty between the hours of 10 am – 5 pm … Click here to read more

From Martin County BOCC: New website design unveiled today

Today, the Martin County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) announced the anticipated release of its newly redesigned website for Martin County government.The updated design was initiated based on feedback received from the community and staff following the initial launch of the new website in November 2015. … Click here to read more

Martin County meetings for November 2017

An agenda of items to be considered will be available to the public in the Administrator’s Office, 2401 SE Monterey Road, Stuart. Items not included on the agenda may also be heard in consideration of the best interests of the public’s health, safety, welfare, and as necessary to protect every person’s right of access. … Click here to read more

Jupiter Island golfing great Greg Norman on the hunt for Australian home

From The Weekly Times (AU): “Norman, who was born in Mount Isa in Outback Queensland, far away from any beach, owns a 2400sqm Jupiter Island mansion home, known as Tranquility. Featuring its own putting green, it was listed with US$55 million hopes last year. He paid US$4.9M … Click here to read more

Enteric bacteria advisory issued: Avoid contact with water in Sandsprit Park and Stuart Causeway

Results are above acceptable levels for enterococcus bacteria at both the Sandsprit Park and Stuart Causeway and an advisory was issued to avoid contact with the water in these areas.If enteric bacteria are present in high concentrations and are ingested while swimming or enter the skin through a cut or sore, they may cause upset stomach, diarrhea, eye irritation and skin rashes. … Click here to read more

For sale by owner: Tiger’s ex lists her beachfront townhouse for $2.2M – twice what she paid

From The Daily Mail: “[Jupiter Islander] Tiger Woods’s ex, Elin Nordegren, who scored a $100 million divorce settlement, forgoes a broker and lists her beachfront townhouse for $2.2m – twice what she paid. Nordegren sunk more than $200k in renovations for the townhouse … Click here to read more