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Water instructor course begins Sept. 28
For Hometown News PORT ST. LUCIE - St. Lucie County's parks, recreation and facilities department will offer American Red Cross water- safety instructor training at Ravenswood Pool, 400 Ravenswood Lane, beginning Sept. 28. In order to become a certified water-safety instructor, participants must be at least 16 years old; must pass the pre-cours...
Mayor, tax collector to be roasted at fundraiser
For Hometown News FORT PIERCE - What is more fun than attending city or county government meetings, campaigning for public office or taking care of one more complaint from the public? Well, the Bob and Bob roast promises to be a memorable experience. Fort Pierce Mayor Bob Benton and Bob Davis, St. Lucie County tax collector, have agreed to be ro...
Community health fair taking place Sept. 22
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY - Families are invited to attend "Choosing How I Live Life," a free community health fair on Sept. 22 that will provide health education, services and advocacy to promote healthy behaviors. The event will take place at the Havert L. Fenn Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature free food, live entertainm...
College receives millions from education department
For Hometown news TREASURE COAST - The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $2.8 million to Indian River State College to help 165 students acquire the knowledge and skills they need to access and succeed in college through Upward Bound. Seventy-two of the participants will be at-risk high-school students living in the inner city of Fort Pi...
Annual tea to celebrate a decade of dedication
For Hometown news TREASURE COAST - Gather with friends, new and old, to celebrate Treasure Coast Hospice's 10th annual traditional fall tea. This year's theme is "A Decade of Dedication." Come and enjoy teas, sandwiches and desserts on Oct. 20, from 2-4 p.m. at Treasure Coast Hospice's Thomas Counseling Center located at 5000 Dunn Road in Fort ...
Area family program ranked top in nation
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY - A local program that works to help improve the lives of area families has earned national recognition. St. Lucie County's Strengthening Families partnership, which is supported by the Children's Services Council of St. Lucie County and includes Hibiscus Children's Center, CASTLE, New Horizons of the Treasure...
College seeking graduates to join association
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - Indian River State College is inviting all graduates to become members of the IRSC alumni association. The association is open to graduates of Indian River Junior College, Indian River Community College and now Indian River State College. There are many activities planned for the 2012-13 academic year includin...
Annual golf tourney to take place Sept. 22
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - The second annual golf tournament to raise money for the Austin Erlanger Memorial Scholarship will be held Sept. 22 at noon at Indian Pines Golf Club. All monies raised are used toward an annual scholarship awarded to a graduating Vero Beach High School senior member of the school choir or show chorus to help ...
Planetarium kicks off season
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - Kicking off the new Indian River State College Hallstrom Planetarium season is a free star party and open house on Sept. 22 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the IRSC main campus, 3209 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce. The event will feature a preview of the new season's program, as well as guided tours of the night sky through te...
Elevated risk of rip currents expected along beaches
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - The Florida Division of Emergency Management reminds residents and visitors to use caution when visiting the beach, as a high risk of rip currents is expected along some of Florida's coasts this week. Along the Atlantic Coast, through Martin County, ocean swells from Tropical Storm Leslie are generating a high...
Golf event raises funds for medical center
For Hometown News PORT ST. LUCIE - Homewood Suites by Hilton in Port St. Lucie's Tradition donated $8,000 toward Martin Health System's new Tradition Medical Center project. The 90-bed hospital, located in west Port St. Lucie, will open in early 2014. The money was raised during the inaugural Don Led Duke charity golf tournament, hosted by Home...
Two long-time public servants honored
For Hometown News PORT ST. LUCIE - Port St. Lucie City Councilman Jack Kelly was honored with a certificate of appreciation from the Democratic Club of St. Lucie County in recognition of his exemplary service during his 12 years of membership, representing District 4 on the city council. Mr. Kelly received the certificate at the club's annual p...
Obituaries
John Leslie Boyce John Leslie Boyce, 96, of Port St. Lucie, died Aug. 24, 2012. He was born in East Orange, N.J., and lived in Port St. Lucie for two years, coming from Stuart. He is survived by a daughter, Janice; a son, Frank; a brother, Frank; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Arrangements by All County Funeral Home & Crematory ...
Photography contest open to park visitors
For Hometown News PORT ST. LUCIE - The Friends of Savannas Preserve State Park is inviting all park visitors to enter its annual photo contest. The emphasis of the photographs should be showing native species, natural landscapes and people enjoying the Savannas. Entries will be accepted from Oct. 1-28 at the Savannas Preserve Education Center, ...
County praises those in compliance with light ordinance
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY - St. Lucie County thanks oceanfront residents for their continued compliance with sea-turtle friendly lighting requirements. Sea- turtle friendly lighting requirements remain in effect during nesting season, which runs from March 1 through Nov. 15. St. Lucie County's Mosquito Control District and coastal mana...
Old food assistance cards to be deactivated Sept. 21
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - The Department of Children and Families wants to remind clients who receive food assistance, temporary cash assistance, refugee assistance and food assistance employment and training payments that their old electronic benefits transfer cards with the flag design will be deactivated on Sept. 21. The new card wa...
Law enforcement professionals celebrate anniversary
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY - The Treasure Coast's Region 26 of the International Police Association, U.S. Section, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The section is comprised of retired and active duty professional law enforcement officers and agents of federal, state, municipal and military police agencies. The IPA is the larg...
Nonprofit sets date for luncheon
For Hometown news TREASURE COAST - The sixth annual friendship luncheon for Pink Tie Friends will take place Nov. 10 at the Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club in Palm City. "We are showcasing our sixth annual friendship at the Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club to continue growing this very popular event," said Judy Schilder, president, Pin...
Spay, neuter event to takes place Oct. 8
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - The United Humanitarians of St. Lucie/Indian River branch will host a low cost spay/neuter event on Oct. 8 in Vero Beach at a local animal hospital. The event will be open to all Indian River and St. Lucie County pet owners. The rates will be $40 for cats and $60 for dogs. Services for these events are limited...
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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