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Record breaking unclaimed property returns recorded
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - More than $211 million in unclaimed cash and property was returned to Floridians during 2011-12, nearly 12 percent more than the previous fiscal year. Last year, the Bureau of Unclaimed Property approved nearly 300,000 claims to reunite Floridians with their unclaimed property. "During these challenging economi...
Choir begins new season
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - The Treasure Coast Community Singers are beginning to rehearse for the upcoming season starting Aug. 20 at 6 p.m. at the North Stuart Baptist Church, 1950 N.E. Federal Highway, in Stuart. Also starting Aug. 20 is the children/youth choir. Since its inception in 2003, TCCS has grown from a handful of singers to...
Tips for storm-stressed pets
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - Thunderstorms, hurricanes, windstorms and tornados are not always predictable, making storm phobia a particularly difficult fear to treat in pets. For owners whose pets exhibit these fears, it can be equally distressing. Not only do the pets show signs of nervousness (pacing, panting, chewing and drooling), they...
Youth symphony to host auditions
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - Conductors of the Treasure Coast Youth Symphony have set August audition dates for the 2012-13 concert season. Auditions for string instruments will be held Aug. 17 between 4:30 and 8:30 p.m. Auditions for winds, brass and percussion will held Aug. 18 between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Beginning Aug. 6, appointments...
Theater appoints new director
For Hometown News FORT PIERCE - Susan Hunt was appointed director of marketing and development for the Sunrise Theatre. The 1,200-seat Sunrise Theatre main stage and accompanying 210-seat Black Box Theatre, located in downtown Fort Pierce, present national touring Broadway shows, musical and comedy acts, ballet and opera companies with full orc...
Group fills backpacks for students
For Hometown News PORT ST. LUCIE - Since 1997, the Port St. Lucie Business Women have sponsored the United Way of St. Lucie County's school supplies for students program with a monetary donation. This year, the Business Women voted to earmark money from its community action and grant fund to purchase 48 backpacks. Each member was given a backpa...
Obituaries
Lois A. Cirino Lois A. Cirino, 79, of Port St. Lucie, died July 22, 2012. Arrangements by All County Funeral Home & Crematory. Lorraine R. Ferrara Lorraine R. Ferrara, 75, of Port St. Lucie, died July 21, 2012. Arrangements by Forest Hills Funeral Home. Evelyn Hawie LaCroix Evelyn Hawie LaCroix, 94, of Port St. Lucie, died July 19, 2012. Arra...
Bank sponsors shoe program
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY - Seacoast National Bank, St. Lucie County branches, are partnering with the St. Lucie County Fire District in raising funds for the Lil' Feet program, a community effort to give shoes to children as they start the new school year. The program raises funds through an auction of hand-painted fire boots by local...
Ladies night to benefit nonprofit
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY - The Feathered Nest is hosting a special evening for the ladies, girls night out, on Sept. 14 from 6-10 p.m. Ladies are invited to participate in a night with treats and fashionable expos all while benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie County. Bring your girlfriends to the Feathered Nest, located at 1...
Chamber seeking leadership participants
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY - The Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for its 2013 Leadership class. In its 31st year, Leadership St. Lucie selects up to 30 county leaders to participate in a two-year program intended to increase individual and community leadership skills and awareness. Selections are made based on a nominee's ...
Chimp sanctuary opens doors to members on Sept. 15
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY - In honor of the 10-year anniversary of the rescue of 266 former Coulston chimpanzees, Save the Chimps will host its second annual member day event on Sept. 15. The first member day event, held in January 2012, reached capacity with 250 visitors who eagerly toured the world's largest chimpanzee sanctuary to c...
Basketball coach to make appearance
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY - Billy Donovan, University of Florida head basketball coach, will make a rare appearance on the Treasure Coast for a dinner event to be held 5 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Indian River State College, Treasure Coast public safety training complex at 4600 Kirby Loop Road in Fort Pierce. Hosted by the Treasure Coast Gato...
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...
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...
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 ...

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