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Teens to collect school supplies
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY - DoSomething.org and Staples are teaming up with teen actress and recording artist Bella Thorne, for the fifth annual Staples for Students national school supply drive, to help kids in need, www.staplesforstudents.org. The drive encourages young people to collect school supplies and drop them off at their nea...
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...
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...
Promotion aims to help turtles
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY - The University of Florida/IFAS St. Lucie County Cooperative Extension has partnered with the St. Lucie County Mosquito Control and Coastal Management Department and students of F.K. Sweet Elementary School in Fort Pierce to develop and produce new sea turtle car window clings to promote reduced lighting on 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...
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...
Foundation aims to help resident
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY - Debi Reese, a widowed mother of two, is battling leiomyosarcoma, an aggressive form of cancer. The Van Duzer Foundation, along with Ms. Reese's friends and family are raising money to help her in her time of need. On Aug. 22 from 2- 8 p.m. a fundraiser will be held at Big Apple Pizza and Pasta at 2311 S. 35t...
Program teaches forensic science
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY - Over the past five weeks, 27 students in the TRIO/Upward Bound math and science program at Indian River State College used forensic science and chemistry to examine evidence discovered at several crime scenes and accidents. Students participated in various lab experiments to analyze blood, hair and fiber evi...
Pet expo to take place Sept. 29
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY - The Humane Society of St. Lucie County and Domenick's Catering will host an inaugural pet expo on Sept. 29 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center's Martin Health System Village Square. The public will be invited to bring their pets to this event, which will include pet and craft vendors, live...
American Red Cross launches hurricane app
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - The American Red Cross has launched its official hurricane app, putting lifesaving preparedness and safety information in the hands of people who live in, or who visit, hurricane-prone areas. The app provides instant access to information before, during and after a storm that users can share across their socia...
Graduates take next step into high-tech energy
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY - Bright futures await 23 highly skilled graduates of the Power Plant Technology Institute developed by Indian River State College and Florida Power & Light Company in partnership with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. At the July 31 graduation ceremony, Bob Hughes, FP&L St. Lucie nuclear po...
Group to host mixer
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY - The Treasure Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association will host a networking and membership mixer on Aug. 15 at Vine & Barley, 1680 S.W. St. Luce West Blvd. in Port St. Lucie. Marketing and public relations officials are encouraged to attend this mixer to learn more about the Florida Public R...
Kickball league begins Sept. 20
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - The Treasure Coast Kickball League, an ultra-social adult coed league, is beginning its fall season on Sept. 20. Games will be held on Thursday evenings for nine-weeks at Pineapple Park in Jensen Beach. Participants can join as an individual, group or start a team. Registration includes a game T-shirt, kick-of...
College taking lead in public service education
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - Through the new National Preparedness Institute, Indian River State College is taking the lead in public service education with up-to-the-minute training and consulting services in the public service sectors of law enforcement, homeland security, fire, emergency management, legal assisting and human services. T...
College, center join forces
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - The Small Business Development Center at Indian River State College and the Treasure Coast Chapter of SCORE have agreed to collaborate in provision of services to enhance business success. The SBDC at IRSC provides workshops, training courses, no-cost business consulting, and customized assistance to help a sm...
New wellness coverage in effect
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - Women's Health Specialists is urging area women to begin now to learn more about important changes in wellness coverage under the Affordable Care Act. The new wellness coverage began Aug. 1. "We are urging our patients and women throughout the region to become familiar with provisions of the Affordable Care Act ...
Obituaries
J. Harold Holbrook J. Harold Holbrook, 79, of Port St. Lucie, died July 31, 2012. Arrangements by All County Funeral Home & Crematory. Ella M. Schaub Ella M. Schaub, 88, of Port St. Lucie, died July 26, 2012. Arrangements by Haisley Funeral & Cremation Service. Thomas James Worthington Thomas James Worthington, 39, of Port St. Lucie, die...
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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