Mark your calendar: Candidates for local, state and federal offices expected at LWV/AAUW forums

“Candidates for state, local, and federal offices will be on hand at Martin County’s Blake Library to speak at a pair of political forums co-hosted by the League of Women Voters of Martin County and the American Association of University Women, Stuart Branch on July 11th and July 14th … Click here to read more

Florida Oceanographic Society’s Coastal Lecture Series returns to the Blake Library this January

Lectures will be held on select Mondays from January through April at 6:30 p.m. in the John F. Armstrong Wing of the Blake Library, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart. Presentations are FREE and open to the public. … Click here to read more

Candidate forum videos available online

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

Martin County Taxpayers Association to host All Aboard Florida community forum May 15 at Blake

A community forum on the proposed All Aboard Florida passenger rail service will be held on Thursday, May 15 at 5:30 p.m. in the John F. Armstrong Wing of the Blake Library in Stuart. Martin County District 2 Commissioner Ed Fielding will provide welcome remarks and will introduce U.S. Congressman Patrick Murphy … Click here to read more

Sheriff’s Town Hall meeting on the growing problem of meth in Martin County

The Martin County Sheriff’s Office will explain what meth is, why it is so dangerous, and why we are seeing a growing number of meth labs being set up in residential neighborhoods. … Click here to read more

Martin County Master Gardeners present ‘Plants of the Season’ at The Blake Library

Martin County Master Gardeners, in cooperation with the Martin County Library System, present “Plants of the Season,” Monday, December 2, at 6:00 PM at The Blake Library, John F. Armstrong Wing, 2351 SE Monterey Rd., Stuart. … Click here to read more

Save the date: First Amendment Foundation presents Sunshine Law seminar at Blake Library

The Florida First Amendment Foundation’s Barbara A. Petersen will present two educational training opportunities on Florida’s open meetings and public records law. The first Sunshine Seminar will be held on Wednesday, April 3 at the Blake Library beginning at 6:30 pm … Click here to read more

Feminist icon Gloria Steinem visits Stuart, still has ‘fire in the belly’ at 78

The Palm Beach Post’s award-winning blogger, Sally Swartz on Gloria Steinem’s visit to Stuart: “She called it a ‘campfire,’ and women’s rights leader Gloria Steinem showed 500 women and a few men at Stuart’s Lyric Theatre Wednesday she still has the “fire in the belly” that made her a feminist icon. At 78, slender and soft-spoken, Ms. Steinem is no sweet little old lady.” … Click here to read more

Comment and make policy for Martin County: Public invited to attend October 13 meeting at Blake

Please attend, comment, and help make policy for Martin County: the public is invited to the October 13 update at The Blake Library, October 13, 9:30am – 12:30pm. … Click here to read more

Residents asked to comment, make policy for Martin’s future on new website

Nationally renowned environmental expert and five-term Martin County Commissioner Maggy Hurchalla knows that Martin County residents clearly feel strongly about preserving our quality of life, preserving our environment, improving our economy and practicing fiscal restraint. … Click here to read more

Redistricting is hot topic at lawmakers’ forum in Stuart

Local voters turned out in big numbers in Stuart for the first of several public hearings on redrawing state and congressional districts. While it is something voters wanted, as always, politics come into play … Click here to read more