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Father's Day blood drive a success
For Hometown News PORT ST. LUCIE - The first Crary Buchanan "Fathers & Families" blood drive attracted donors from across the county, saving lives and inspiring people to help others. Mike Crary and a select group of caring fathers asked their friends and families to donate blood on June 16. The goal: to honor fathers and father figures the day b...
Boating, water safety a must
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the nation's leading provider of outdoor recreation, encourages everyone to be safe around water this summer. "We want visitors to be safe while they enjoy themselves at Corps-managed recreation areas and water bodies, such as Lake Okeechobee and the Okeechobee Waterway," Said A...
Everyone should practice water safety
For Hometown news TREASURE COAST - Florida loses more children under age 5 to drowning every year than any other state in the nation. Hundreds more experience near-drowning tragedies that can cause permanent health problems and developmental delay. The Department of Children and Families investigates accidental drownings to determine if neglect w...
Children's club receives donation
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY - In a time when hundreds of children and teens in the county are not receiving the guidance they need to graduate from high school, to avoid the effects of violence, gangs and drugs or to become responsible adults, the Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie County is there to help children and young adults. The Boys & ...
Veteran educator, administrator to oversee charter schools
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY - Charter Schools USA has named Eric Paul as director of education in Florida. In this position, Mr. Paul will manage and support school leadership, work with the curriculum team and monitor daily status on all schools in the region. His region consists of Broward, St. Lucie, Palm Beach, Dade and Lee counties. T...
County offering foreclosure prevention counseling
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE OCUNTY - As a result of being certified by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as a housing counseling agency, St. Lucie County's housing and community services department is offering one-on-one counseling for homeowners at risk of foreclosure. Counseling will include reviewing household income and exp...
College to offer security officer training
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - Make the most out of summer and consider taking a two-week night course to earn valuable security officer training. Indian River State College is offering quick job training at the Gifford Youth Activity Center this July for anyone who has ever thought about employment as a security officer. According to the U.S...
Ray 'Pop' Lewis Bebee Ray "Pop" Lewis Bebee, 70, of Fort Pierce, died June 20, 2012. Arrangements by Haisley Funeral & Cremation Service. Juanita W. DeVine Juanita W. DeVine, 83 of Fort Pierce, died June 25, 2012. Arrangements by Strunk Funeral Home and Crematory. Stephen Fotos Stephen Fotos, 83, of Fort Pierce, died June 19, 2012. Arrangemen...
Medical center receives award for stroke care
For Hometown News PORT ST. LUCIE - St. Lucie Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's "Get With the Guidelines"Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement award. The award recognizes St. Lucie Medical Center's commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients, according to evidence-...
Summer camps taking place at center
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY - Camp at the Manatee Center is taking place during the week of July 23-27. The annual Photo Safari Camp is for budding shutter-bugs between 7 and 12 who will learn the basics of photography while exploring nature through the lens. Field trips will give campers unique opportunities to capture pictures of nature ...
Class will help children deal with bullying, safety
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY - In July, children ages 5 to 12 can take a unique personal empowerment program. The radKIDS program will help children deal with bullying, water safety, fire safety, stranger safety, bike safety and more. Specially trained school resource deputies teach the course, and space is limited for the classes, which wi...
Center receives grant
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - The Hibiscus Children's Center literacy program and child development center received a $15,000 grant from the PNC Foundation to provide abused, abandoned and neglected children with opportunities to strengthen and enhance their academic and emotional development. PNC provided the funding in support of Grow Up G...
College to host information session
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - Those interested in a career servicing cars and trucks or seeking a position in automotive service management can attend an information session at Indian River State College on July 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the B building, off 35th Street at the IRSC main campus in Fort Pierce. The quick job training program develops ...
Clubs & Classes in the Fort Pierce area
Clubs and organizations . AARP senior community service employment program: The employment program offers free training and assistance in getting a job for qualifying seniors who are 55 or older on a limited income, and living in Martin or St. Lucie counties. Call (772) 223-2653 or (772) 462-6149. . American Legion Post 40: Hall rental is availab...
Port St. Lucie Community Notes
Society seeking members The Singletarian Society of Martin and St. Lucie counties are looking for new members between 57 and 70. Members must be widows, widowers or divorced. Meets second Thursday of every month. Call (772) 398-2345 for more information. Library continues art program The Morningside Branch Library hosts the "Walls of Art" progr...
Fort Pierce Community Notes
Society seeking members The Singletarian Society of Martin and St. Lucie counties are looking for new members between 57 and 70. Members must be widows, widowers or divorced. Meets second Thursday of every month. Call (772) 398-2345 for more information. Class for dads The Nurturing Father's class is offered free to all St. Lucie County men by ...
Clubs & Classes in the Port St. Lucie area
Clubs and organizations . AD/HD Support Group: The meetings are at K.C. Chung Tae Kwon Do, Darwin Square, 3211 S.W. Port St. Lucie Blvd. For information, call (772) 879-1011. . Air Force Sergeants Association: Treasure Coast Chapter 564 meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the DAV Hall, 1350 S.W. California Blvd., Port St. Luc...

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