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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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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 ...
Hospital hopes to expand, renovate emergency department
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY - St. Lucie Medical Center has initiated a capital project that will expand and renovate the facility's emergency department, significantly enhancing the facility's emergency service line. Construction will commence later this year, and completion of the project is anticipated in fall 2013. "We are committed t...
Program offers ways to save money, help environment
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY - Residents have access to a new Park & Ride lot located at the county administration complex, at 2300 Virginia Ave. The purpose is to encourage and support residents to carpool and share rides with others, rather than using multiple vehicles. Residents can leave their vehicles in the available spaces and then...
Center offers women's exams, services
For Hometown News JENSEN BEACH - Women's Health Specialists, the name trusted by thousands of women on the Treasure Coast for wellness, has become the only CoolSculpting certified practice for Martin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee counties. The certification assures women and men that the specialists at the JeuneNu Aesthetic Center at Women's Health...
Group presents scholarships
For Hometown News PORT ST. LUCIE - The Port St. Lucie Business Women recently presented two scholarships for the fall semester at their July 19 meeting held at Tutto Fresco in Port St. Lucie. The Port St. Lucie Business Women/Kay Schaeffer memorial scholarship is an annual award of $2,500 for tuition and books to women who plan to, or are enrol...
Animal center seeks donations
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY - From Sept. 1-14, boxes will be placed around the community to help collect supplies for the animals at Creature Safe Place, a nonprofit, wildlife rehabilitation sanctuary and exotic animal refuge. Once a year, Creature Safe Places asks for donations of cleaning supplies, bleach, vinegar, laundry and dish soa...
Obituaries
Virginia K. Avanzato Virginia K. Avanzato, 78, of Port St. Lucie, died, Aug. 20, 2012. Arrangements by Forest Hill Funeral Homes. Carlyse A. Cullison Carlyse A. Cullison, 81, of Port St. Lucie, died Aug. 3, 2012. Arrangements by All County Funeral Home & Crematory. Nathan N. 'Nate' Davis Nathan N. "Nate" Davis, 87, of Port St. Lucie, di...
Celebration to include boat tours, hands-on activities
For Hometown News newsFP@hometownnewsol.com ST. LUCIE COUNTY - Everyone is invited to join in on the country-wide celebration of National Estuaries Day with the Smithsonian and dozens of local organizations on Sept.29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Smithsonian is hosting a free family-friendly community event at Museum Pointe Park, 420 Seaway Drive...
Pregnant women urged to protect against virus
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - Women's Health Specialists is urging women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant to take extra vigilance in protecting themselves from the West Nile virus during the current national outbreak of the virus. Preventive measures are recommended during mosquito season or any time there is a West Nile virus o...
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...
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...

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