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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 t...
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 de...
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 oth...
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. Thos...
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 energ...
Holiday open house to include author, children's events
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Florida Atlantic University's Friends of Harbor Branch program will host a holiday open house for guests to visit the new Wells Fargo Aquaculture Pavilion on Dec. 8 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. at the Ocean Discovery Center, 5600 U.S. 1 North, Fort Pierce. The event will serve as an important educational opportunity ...
Bank recognizes community heroes
For Hometown News FORT PIERCE -- The Fort Pierce Branch of CenterState Bank has dedicated November and December to recognizing heroes in the community. Based on a specially designed community heroes program offering special benefits to local community heroes who open accounts at the bank, the bank has also taken steps to offer financial donatio...
Obituaries
Catherine Angeline Gagne Catherine Angeline Gagne, 85, of Fort Pierce, died Nov. 7, 2012. She was born in Dedham, Mass., and moved to Fort Pierce in 2008. She is survived by three daughters, Darlene, Carol and Kathy; two sons, Daniel and Raymond; two brothers, Bobby and Tommy; four grandchildren, Joshua, Happy, Michael and Darius; and seven great...
City to remove derelict vessels
For Hometown News FORT PIERCE -- The city of Fort Pierce, in collaboration with St. Lucie County, recently received a grant totaling $46,780 ($17,000 from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Florida boating improvement program and $20,000 match from St. Lucie County) to remove four derelict vessels located with the city limits a...
Grads earn 100 percent pass rate on exams
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- The most recent graduates of Indian River State College's health information technology program earned a 100 percent pass rate on their credentialing exam from the Commission on Certification of Health Informatics and Information Management. IRSC wishes to congratulate these students on their accomplishment. ...
Clubs & Classes in the Fort Pierce area
Clubs and organizations o 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. o 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 o 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. o 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...
Residents reminded to donates 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 m...
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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