Catie Wegman, TCPalm

Catie Wegman


Stuart, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Catie:

U.S. News & World Report ranks Port St. Lucie 8th on Best Places to Retire list

U.S. News & World Report's Top 10 list includes these Florida cities: Tampa, Daytona, Naples, Sarasota, Naples, Pensacola, Fort Myers and Melbourne. → Read More

Gannett Foundation awards 'A Community Thrives' grants to 5 Treasure Coast nonprofits

Five Treasure Coast nonprofits received "A Community Thrives" grants from the Gannett Foundation. See which ones and how much they got. → Read More

Jensen Beach Park closes after person bitten by Shark Sunday

Fire Rescue responded to the scene around noon. This is the sixth shark bite on the Treasure Coast this year. → Read More

New 'Devious Lick' TikTok trend spurs vandalism, theft at many Treasure Coast schools

The nationwide TikTok trend encourages middle and high school students to vandalize bathrooms and steal items such as soap dispensers and computers. → Read More

'We lost a good one': Fort Pierce pastor, former Palm Beach teacher dies of COVID-19

First United Methodist Pastor Tim Willcox's celebration of life will be at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3 at the Avenue A church, and will be livestreamed. → Read More

What's a microgreen? New business grows, delivers healthy veggies to Treasure Coast residents

Sunny Greens is an online shop where people can purchase locally grown microgreens that are delivered to Treasure Cost residents or businesses → Read More

Bicyclist bitten by alligator at Halpatiokee Park in Stuart, deputies on scene

A man who fell from his bike Monday at Halpatiokee Park in Stuart was attacked by an alligator, according to Martin County Sheriff's deputies. → Read More

Fruit-hauling truck catches fire on I-95 near Indrio Road, shutting highway for half-hour

The semi was carrying lemons and oranges, some of which spilled onto the roadway. → Read More

9-year-old bitten by shark at Bathtub Beach in Martin County July 10, needed 25 to 30 stitches

Amiya Lobb-Smith, a rising fourth-grader at Treasure Coast Elementary in Sebastian, was in the ocean at about 4:30 p.m. when she was bit by the shark. → Read More

Martin County Habitat for Humanity to dedicate 150th home as affordable housing needs rise

Almost half of the organization's now 150 residences are in Indiantown, but were also built in East Stuart, Jensen Beach, Golden Gate and Hobe Sound. → Read More

Does your pet hate fireworks? Here are some tips to keep them safe, calm this Fourth of July

Holiday fireworks can be overwhelming, terrifying and hazardous to our furry friends. Here are some home remedies to curb pets anxiety this 4th of July. → Read More

Miami building collapse: Vero Beach nonprofit sending food truck to feed first responders

The food truck will provide hot meals to first responders and displaced families in Surfside including hot dogs, hamburgers and quesadillas. → Read More

Local nonprofit's specialty license plate sales soared last year, 5th best statewide

The Protect Wild Dolphins plate was the 5th most popular in 2020 with 52,247 sales and raised $912,000 for the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation. → Read More

Sebastian, Vero Beach rank No. 2 nationwide in 'Best Cities for Senior Health,' study finds

The Sebastian-Vero Beach area is home to 49,685 seniors, or 32% of the total population. Elderly residents also had a life expectancy of 80. → Read More

Girl Scout Cookies: Treasure Coast troops see significant drop in sales, but no leftover boxes

Girl Scouts of the USA had 15 million boxes of unsold cookies this year. Executives credit the decrease in sales to the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Martin County ranks No. 1 nationwide in 'Top U.S. Summer Fishing Destinations for 2021'

Martin County has great fishing year-round, and it was the only place to make both the winter and summer lists. → Read More

Actor Sam J. Jones, who starred as Flash Gordon in the 1980 movie, spotted at Stuart pizzeria

"We don’t expect someone like that to walk into our restaurant," said Fantini's Apizza owner Jimmy Fantin. → Read More

Stuart, Vero Beach rank in the Top 10 'Best places to retire in Florida,' study finds

Stuart and Vero Beach's senior population accounts for 28.8% and 28% of residents, respectively. The cities have made the list every year since 2017. → Read More

Stuart resident wins big on 'The Price is Right' game show. Here's what he walked away with

Ross Fuller won a Le Creuset cookware collection, retailed at $1,332, and a five-night trip to Chicago plus excursions, valued at $7,498. → Read More

Strong winds on the Treasure Coast create hazardous ocean conditions, threaten sea turtle nesting

The Treasure Coast could experience easterly winds of 20 to 30 mph Thursday and gusts up to 40 mph. Peak wave heights could be up to 8-feet high. → Read More