Giving a pet as a gift may seem like you're giving the best present ever, but owning a pet is a lot of responsibility. Many pets given as gifts end up at the local pound or aren't cared for properly when kept.
Due to a 2010 state law, voters in St. Lucie, Martin, Okeechobee and Palm Beach counties will decide the fate of each county's Children's Services Council as they cast their ballot this November. The councils provide funding to many local programs for children and families.
Summer slide means summer learning loss. Martin County non-profit agencies are joining forces to help children in kindergarten through third grade avoid falling behind over the summer with the Summer Slide Prevention Program.
Identity theft is a problem everyone should know about. The Stuart Police Department and SelectShred will host an event called "Prevent Identity Theft Day" this Saturday, August 2nd from10 a.m. to 1 p.m., where free shredding services will be offered. Stuart Police Department Public Information Officer, Brian Bossio, has tips on how you can avoid becoming a victim.