Hey, Treasure Coast Food Bank. Happy 25th anniversary! Because of the current economic slowdown, the need for food assistance in our area has never been greater since volunteers got you started in 1988. Some 100,000 people on the Treasure Coast are hungry during this holiday season. That’s about 17 percent of our population. A lot of them don’t know where their next full meal is coming from. Many have low-pay part-time jobs. Many are looking for work. The Food Bank wants to help. Newly relocated in St.
We lucked out again. For the eighth year in a row, Florida, including the Treasure Coast, was hurricane-free. In fact, only one tropical storm – and that was Andrea -- hit the state during the 2013 hurricane season, which began June 1st and ended November 30th. The North Atlantic and Caribbean regions did record 13 named storms –as predicted by forecasters before the season began. But only two – Humberto and Ingrid – grew into hurricanes. Both were in September, and both were category 1. Neither hit the U.S.
The Treasure Coast has a new full-service hospital. It’s the Tradition Medical Center in western Port St. Lucie. More precisely, the hospital is in the research park called the Tradition Center for Innovation in the planned community of Tradition off I-95. It is owned by Martin Health System, a not-for-profit health-care organization, which also owns Martin Medical Center and Martin Hospital South in Martin County, plus three walk-in clinics in Martin County and two clinics in St.