Stuart

Floridays
3:19 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

Gilded Age inventor, aviator helped develop Sewall's Point

Willoughby used his seaplane to travel between Sewall's Point and Palm Beach.
Elliott Museum Collection

Hugh Willoughby also is credited with building the world's first seaplane, which he named the Pelican. Stuart  researcher and writer Alice Luckhardt discusses the life of this remarkable man, who also made a  historic trek across the Everglades in 1892.

News
12:46 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

100 homes for Habitat for Humanity of Martin County

Ground was broken this week for Habitat for Humanity's 100th home.  Meet the McClain family who will live there.

Floridays
12:00 am
Thu April 12, 2012

Before 'pill mills,' moonshine was king in Florida

Veteran law enforcement officer Jim Mills of Martin County, now retired, remembers trucks loaded with  moonshine made in North Florida that tried to pass through Stuart en route to Miami.

Floridays
12:00 am
Thu March 1, 2012

Early Stuart dentist didn't stay long the first time

In the early 1920, Dr. Harry Hipson moved back to Jacksonville when he learned that Stuart had electricity only on Wednesday afternoons. He returned to Stuart about a year later, as soon as he was able to plug in his drill. His son, Dr. Dale Hipson, also a dentist, tells the story.