martin county: The "Visionary" School of Arts, Martin County Ignites in Culture - 08/11/11 08:54 PM
The "Visionary" School of Arts, Martin County Ignites in Culture
Stuart Florida - Martin County on the Treasure Coast, known as the "Sailfish Capital of the world", is home to magnificent beaches, quaint shops, art galleries, and fabulous restaurants.  Stuart also offers the historic Lyric Theatre and a wonderful rich heritage.  It's warm and welcoming community is so inviting.  Part of the arts and culture of Martin County is home to the Visionary School of Arts.  This School of Arts is a place for learning, expansion, and launching artists at all levels. 
Lynne Barletta began the first “IGNITE THE ARTS!” outreach for Florida in November of … (8 comments)

martin county: Stuart Martin County Chamber wants YOU to Check out What's New in Technology - 06/30/11 09:04 PM

Stuart Martin County Chamber wants YOU to check out What's new in Technology.  Stuart Martin County Chamber along with IRSC Indian River State College, invites you to attend an Information Technology Show July 20, 2011 in Stuart, Florida on the Treasure Coast.  Want to know what's new in Technology, don't miss this event.  The Show takes place at the Wolf Technology Center at Indian River State College, located on Salerno Rd, Stuart.  Exhibit hours begin at 4:00pm through 7:30pm. 
Seminars will be offered on a variety of technology topics.  Seminars begin at 4:00pm and run through 5:30pm.  Take advantage of this opportunity to give you community … (4 comments)

martin county: Local, State or National? Where in the World are you Waldo? - 06/09/11 05:46 PM
Local, State or National?  Where in the world are you Waldo?
Admittedly, the month of May was one of the worst I've experienced in a while. Between juggling real estate transactions, supporting my local Associations, Community involvement, economic survival, and if that wasn't enough, being caught off guard by a negative test result addressing a health issue needing immediate attention, this all JUST STOPPED ME IN MY TRACKS.  Honestly, my plate and my mind were full. I'm sure you have experienced this at some point.  So if you are not feeling sympathetic or I'm boring you to tears, then thanks for stopping by, move on.  But then … (10 comments)

martin county: Stop Sweating the Small Stuff - Think about our Veterans - 05/29/11 10:49 AM
STOP SWEATING THE SMALL STUFF - THINK ABOUT OUR VETERANS!
Memorial Day marks the beginning of Summer, fun in the sun, picnics, parties, celebrations and fireworks!  Memorial Day also commemorates our men and women who died while in military service to protect our country.  One of the longest-standing traditions is the Indy 500 Race.  It's a power-packed weekend.
I look back to last year's Memorial Day weekend and what I was doing .  I was frustrated with Real Estate. I was constantly complaining about the small stuff, the economy, working with customers 24 x 7, meeting their needs and expectations, while getting more … (5 comments)

martin county: Rain Rain Go Away..NOT - WE NEED YOU - WE NEED BUYERS, Stuart Florida - 05/24/11 05:35 PM
Stuart FL Rain Rain Go Away NOT - WE NEED YOU WE NEED BUYERS! 
I'm reminded yearly, as our snowbirds leave Martin County Florida's Treasure Coast and my community of Willoughby Golf Club, to travel to different parts of the world for the next 5 to 6 months, some of us stay behind to bask in the heat, warmth, and dry conditions.  While other parts of the US and world are suffering the impact and tragedies of earthquakes, tornadoes and flooding conditions, we here are awaiting the "rainy season" to arrive with anticipation. 
As a full time resident of Florida, so many of the snowbirds … (5 comments)

martin county: MARS the Red Planet of Short Sales - 02/25/11 11:15 AM
MARS the Red Planet of Short Sales
I'm sure over the past few weeks there have been numerous blogs & interpretations written regarding the new rules issued by the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) that may impact the Real Estate practitioners who represent clients in short sales or advertise their experience in dealing with short sales.  I for one just completed a difficult short sale from hell.  Everything that you possibly could imagine going wrong - guess what - it did!  I literally "lived" and "breathed" that one for almost a year. I'm sure short sales take up a lot of time for everyone, so my … (2 comments)

martin county: Willoughby Golf Club Stuart FL Facelift - WILL IT STIMULATE HOME VALUES & SALES? - 12/07/10 10:33 PM
Willoughby Golf Club Stuart, FL Facelift - WILL IT STIMULATE HOME VALUES & SALES?

Willoughby Golf Club members recently voted to approve the clubhouse renovation at Willoughby Golf Club, located in Stuart Florida.  The focus of the proposed renovation will improve the dining and social events area, as well as the Lobby and Entrance way of the club.  The last time improvements to the club were made was over eight years ago.
Willoughby Golf Club, one of Martin County's premier private golf communities sits on 403 acres, consisting of Estate and Neighborhood homes, totalling 375 single family homes.  Willoughby Golf Club's lifestyle offers a … (0 comments)

martin county: STOP THIS INSANITY - Bridging the Education GAP - 11/05/10 04:50 PM
STOP THIS INSANITY - Bridging the Education GAP
Treasure Coast Breaking News Martin County Bridging the Education Gap - One Hand at a Time Event hosted by the Education Foundation of Martin County, Nov. 18, 2010 Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club
I don't know about you, but sometimes I just need to step back and take a break from living and breathing Real Estate all day long.  On occasion, there have been times when I was in search of finding the highest mountain to climb so that I could shout "STOP THIS INSANITY".  Needless to say, in Florida, there are … (4 comments)

martin county: Mutt March Halpatiokee Park Stuart Florida Oct. 30 - 10/22/10 09:37 PM
Treasure Coast Mutt March Halpatiokee Park Stuart Florida Oct. 30
Did you know that October is "Adopt a Shelter Dog"? Each year, the Humane Society on the Treasure Coast holds a Mutt March to raise funds to find homes for animals that have been given up or abandoned.
The 2010 Mutt March will take place on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 8:00AM until 12:00 noon at Halpatiokee Park in Stuart, Florida. Registration for this event is $10 for Adults, children 12 and under are free.  Each registrant will receive a free HSTC T-shirt.  T-shirts will also be on sale for $10.  Pledges raised from the … (2 comments)

martin county: Maritime & Classic Boat Museum's Flea Market & Boat Show - Nov. 20 - 10/22/10 04:22 PM
Maritime & Classic Boat Museum's Flea Market & Boat Show - Nov. 20, 2010
Cruise down to the Maritime & Classic Boat Museum's Flea Market and Boat Show.  This spectacular event takes place on Nov. 20, 2010 between the hours of 8AM and 4PM.  The day promises to be a great day loaded with fun for everyone; Flee Market, Boat Show, Arts & Crafts, delicious Food, music and a special KIDZ ZONE!  So bring the whole family for a day jam packed.
The Maritime & Classic Boat Museum is located at Indian Riverside Park, located in Jensen Beach, Florida in Martin County on … (0 comments)

martin county: Treasure Coast Breaking News, Community Localism - 10/10/10 06:32 PM
Stuart, Florida Treasure Coast Breaking News - Community Localism
Treasure Coast Communities, Stuart, Florida House of Refuge Museum at Gilbert's Bar - Stuart, Florida's history is worth sharing.  Did you know that the House of Refuge at Gilbert's Bar is the last remaining shipwreck, life-saving station on Florida's Treasure Coast?  This landmark is one of Martin County's oldest buildings and has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  It was built back in 1876 to help stranded sailors.  It was occupied by a keeper and his family, who after storms, walked along the shore, searching for shipwrecked victims.
 When … (0 comments)

martin county: Willoughby Golf Club, Stuart Florida - Marketing Trends & Updates - 10/04/10 05:37 PM
Willoughby Golf Club, Stuart Florida - Marketing Trends & Updates
Willoughby Golf Club, one of Martin County's premier private golf communities sits on 403 acres, consisting of Estate and Neighborhood homes, totalling 375 single family homes.
Willoughby Golf Club's lifestyle offers a beautiful golf course, tennis courts, lap-lane pool and fitness center. Its spacious clubhouse has several dining venues, hosts many charitable events and offers a variety of indoor and outdoor activities and 24 hour security. All this combined with a community of energetic caring members has made Willoughby "one of the best places to live in Florida" according to Links … (3 comments)

martin county: Community Localism Continues - An Unexpected History Lesson - 09/27/10 11:20 PM
Community Localism Continues - An Unexpected History Lesson 
ActiveRain defines Localism "as the valued point of connection, it's where neighbors and local merchants share what's happening in the community".
In 1991, the Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce created the LEADERship Program.  This program provided education and networking opportunities for its members, enhanced community (localism) awareness by providing opportunities to evaluate and act on issues affecting the Community.  As of August 2010, twenty classes of approximately 30 members per class have graduated from the LEADERship Martin County program.   September 2010, I'm excited to be included in the next graduating class, the 21st … (4 comments)

martin county: Snowbirds - Seasonal Human Migration? - 09/20/10 10:28 PM
Snowbirds - Is it Seasonal Human Migration?
Did you know that some researchers suggest that "snowbirds" who travel to warmer climates during the winter, display patterns of seasonal human migration?  This practice can be traced back to colonial times, when "Bostonians" would travel by sea to South Caroline, Georgia and Florida.
The word "Snowbird" offers many definitions.  For instance, Snowbird is a Ski Resort in Canyon, Utah.  It can be associated with travelers visiting from the north to soak up the sun in the south.  Full time residents often view snowbirds as an annoyance because they're perceived as driving like maniacs … (5 comments)

martin county: Audubon International Awards Certification to Willoughby Golf Club - 09/13/10 09:10 PM
Audubon International Awards Certification to Willoughby Golf Club, Stuart FL.
Willoughby Golf Club has been awarded its certification in Environmental Planning from the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses (ACSP).  General Manager for Willoughby Golf Club, Michelle Riley, commented that "Willoughby Golf Club and the management team remain fully committed to improving and maintaining the golf course in a manner that is beneficial to the environment and our treasured wildlife". 
In collaboration with ACSP, Willoughby Golf Club will work on projects that will maintain the habitat for Florida's wildlife and work towards improving the natural resources for it's members and … (2 comments)

martin county: Stuart, FL - Looking Glass into Private Gated Golf Communities - Part 3 - 09/07/10 07:45 PM
Stuart, FL - History of Willoughby Golf Club, A Looking Glass into the Private Gated Golf Communities on the Treasure Coast -Part 3.
One early resident of Martin County was a prominent sportsman, adventurer, and member of the New York Yacht Club, Captain Hugh de Laussat Willoughby, for whom Willoughby Golf Club was named.  He explored the Everglades assisted by Orville Wright in his first flight and discovered Stuart and Martin County's lifestyle back in 1908. The Willoughby property had been owned by The Sewall's Point Land Company formed by Henry Sewall and Hugh Willoughby.
 In the mid 1980's the Willoughby … (1 comments)

martin county: Looking Glass into the Private Golf Communities on the Treasure Coast - Part 2 - 09/07/10 04:26 PM
A "Looking Glass" into Private Golf Communities located in Palm City and Stuart, Florida.  This week's private golf community showcased is Piper's Landing Yacht & Country Club.  Piper's Landing is a Gated Golf Community in Palm City, part of Stuart Florida.  
Piper's Landing was developed by John Dodge, who had recently completed the development of Quail Ridge Country Club in Boynton Beach, Florida and was preparing to develop Harbour Ridge, another private gated community to the north in Port St. Lucie. The Club was officially incorporated in 1980 when pre-construction lots and memberships were sold. The Joe Lee designed golf course opened in … (0 comments)

martin county: A "LOOKING GLASS" into Private Golf Communities on the Treasure Coast - 09/07/10 03:01 PM
A "Looking Glass" into Private Golf Communities located in Palm City and Stuart, Florida.  In the coming weeks, I'll showcase a private golf community - exploring it's history, development, and providing their unique specialties and amenities.  It's important that our future homebuyers have access to this information when shopping for that special "active lifestyle" or just a "simple lifestyle" in Stuart & Palm City, in Martin County, on the Treasure Coast of Florida.
Did you know that there are over 1500 golf courses existing in Florida, more than any other state in the country?  Did you know that in many areas in Florida, the golf courses … (0 comments)

martin county: Piper's Landing Yacht & Country Club, Palm City, FL - Martin County - 09/02/10 05:32 PM

Piper's Landing Yacht & Country Club a private gated golf community, located in Palm City part of Stuart & Martin County, rests on +600 acres with 302 homes. Located on Florida's Treasure Coast, it is guaranteed to provide you with a stunning residential ambiance.
As you drive through the gates and look at the towering palms, stately oaks, hammocks, water plains, flowering foliage and exotic grasses that capture the very essence of Florida's natural beauty, you will feel instantly at home.
The real secret of Piper's Landing is found in the impeccable personalization of service by an exceptional staff, elegant or casual … (0 comments)

martin county: Are YOU on the Energy Bus? - 08/27/10 08:15 AM
Are YOU on the Energy Bus?  Are you driving to a great place or are you driving over a cliff?  For the past couple of weeks I have been thinking seriously about my Real Estate career and where it was headed.  Then I had to opportunity to attend ActiveRain Camp in Orlando and the FL Realtor Conference.  Two great events. 
This was my first RainCamp, and it was chockful of some valuable education and tips.  Ben Kinney did a fine job, even after winning a "all you can eat" beef contest the night before.  Great job Ben.  The day went so … (0 comments)

 
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