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Culinary apprenticeship program enrolling students
FORT PIERCE - Those interested in an exciting, fast-paced career in the world of culinary arts will want to consider the Indian River State College culinary operations apprenticeship program, which is now accepting students. This program offers students the opportunity to work under well-educated and experienced chefs in the industry, while tak...
Students take pledge not to text, drive
For Hometown News FORT PIERCE - Marking a month since the start of the national 'No Text on Board'pledge awareness, Haisley Funeral & Cremation Service and John Carroll High School have made a collaborative commitment to spread greater awareness to students that texting while driving is as dangerous as drinking and driving. This message ...
County seeks volunteers for advisory boards
For Hometown News FORT PIERCE - St. Lucie County Commissioners are looking for civic-minded residents to serve on various advisory boards and committees for future openings. There are more than two dozen committees and advisory boards, including planning and zoning, the citizen's budget committee and others. These groups make recommendations ...
Tourist center relocates
For Hometown News FORT PIERCE - St. Lucie County's Tourist Information Center has relocated from the county administration complex to the Havert L. Fenn Center, 2000 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce. Operated by the St. Lucie County Tourism Office, the Tourist Information Center is now located in the lobby of the Fenn Center and features brochure...
Center restores treasure exhibit
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY - After a two-year hiatus, the 'Golden Galleons'exhibit featuring artifacts and information about the Spanish shipwrecks of 1715 has been restored and is once again on display inside the St. Lucie County Regional History Center. A majority of the exhibit's pieces were removed by Florida's division o...
AT&T makes donation to nonprofit
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - For more than 60 years, AT&T and the AT&T Foundation have been strong supporters of the United Way, both at national and local levels. Today, AT&T continues this legacy of support through a contribution of $6,000 to United Way of St. Lucie County. In 2012 alone, AT&T gave $5.77 million to 574 local United Ways across the cou...
Adoption seminar to be held Nov. 29
For Hometown News FORT PIERCE - Anyone interested in learning more about adoption is encouraged to join the Children's Home Society of Florida, Treasure Coast Division, at the next adoption orientation session. The next meeting is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29 at the Early Learning Coalition of St. Lucie County office, located at 8...
Nonprofit receives contribution
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY - For more than 60 years, AT&T and the AT&T Foundation have been strong supporters of the United Way both at the national and local levels. Today, AT&T continues this legacy of support through a contribution of $6,000 to United Way of St. Lucie County. In 2012 alone, AT&T gave $5.77 million to 574 local Uni...
Nonprofit sends messages to orphans in Haiti
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY - Daniel Holbrook of Port St. Lucie planning director for Kids at Hope is planning a trip to Haiti with County Commissioner Tod Mowery to visit several orphanages. Mr. Holbrook came up with the idea of having Kids at Hope students create cards/pictures for the children with a message of hope. He will deliver ...
Nonprofit receives expedited accreditation
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY - For the second time in a row, United for Families' national accreditation was renewed in an expedited fashion that ranks the nonprofit organization among elite social service organizations on the Treasure Coast and throughout the nation. The international Council on Accreditation announced this month its...
Hearing aid bank needs donated aids
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - The Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services of the Treasure Coast is in need of hearing aid donations of all types and in any condition. Many people wonder what to do with their old units that just take up drawer space. Donated units are refurbished and then provided to people in the local community who could not ot...
College to offer course for license dental hygienists
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - Licensed dental hygienists will want to consider a new course being offered by the Indian River State College Corporate and Community Training Institute. The course is designed to train licensed dental hygienists to safely administer dental anesthesia under the supervision of a Florida- licensed dentist. Tho...
Residents reminded to donate wisely to storm victims
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy in the northeast U.S., emergency officials urge residents to donate responsibly. Citizens and businesses witnessing Sandy's devastation and wishing to help those impacted should follow these guidelines to ensure your donations do the most good for the ...
Obituaries
Edward C. Hixon Edward C. Hixon, 82, of Port St. Lucie, died Nov. 3, 2012. He served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Anita; a daughter, Jill; a sister, Nora; three stepchildren, Peter, Christine and Steven; five step-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Forest Hills Funeral Home. Marvin K. T...
Kayak tours show beauty of area
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY - Guided kayak tours are available at Savannas Preserve State Park for water sport enthusiasts, avid paddlers or nature lovers. Tours are available Friday and Saturday mornings at 8:30 a.m. The Friends of Savannas Preserve Kayak Committee guides the tours for a suggested $10 donation. Kayak guides are trained...
Energy program offering discount to veterans
For Hometown news ST. LUCIE COUNTY - The nonprofit solar and energy loan fund will offer a new special discount to military personnel and their families. SELF provides energy expertise and low-interest rate loans to help county property owners identify and make cost-effective energy retrofits. SELF is helping local residents reduce their ener...
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 ava...
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'p...
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....
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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