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Holiday festival unites businesses
For Hometown news ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- Saint Lucie Lanes will host an inaugural holiday festival and car show from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Dec. 15. This event is free to the public. St. Lucie County businesses are uniting to keep the magic in Christmas by gathering at Saint Lucie Lanes on Dec. 15 to celebrate the holiday season. There will be bargains ...
Sports program expanding
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUTNY -- i9Sports has been successfully providing flag football and soccer leagues for children ages 3 through 17 in St. Lucie West for four years. The programs will expand in January to two locations in Fort Pierce: Lawnwood Field and Lakewood Regional Park. Flag football will be available for children as young as...
Nonprofit secures first investment
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- The nonprofit solar and energy loan fund received its first investment from Mercy Investment Services, a faith-based, socially responsible investment organization for the Sisters of Mercy and its sponsored ministries. The investment will supplement SELF's existing loan pool and allow the organization to exp...
Foundation supports local nonprofit
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- The TD Charitable Foundation donated a total of $10,000 to the Early Learning Coalition of St. Lucie County as part of the bank's commitment to giving back to the community. The Early Learning Coalition of St. Lucie County is a nonprofit organization offering child care resource and referral services; the s...
Company offering savings on flu shots
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Coast2Coast Rx discount prescription cards can now be used to save up to 30 percent on seasonal flu shots. Consumers can use their cards in the same way they normally would for prescriptions. Use the pharmacy locator tool on the Coast2Coast Rx website to contact the nearest pharmacy. As a nationwide prescript...
Registration underway for spring semester
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Registration is now underway for the 2013 spring semester at Indian River State College with a wide variety of educational opportunities to launch a career or re-train for a new direction in life. IRSC offers more than 150 programs ranging from quick job training to two-year associate degree programs and 20 b...
Organization changes name
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Pink Tie Friends on the Treasure Coast has a new name but their mission remains the same. The nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds to help breast cancer patients in Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River counties marked a successful sixth annual friendship luncheon with the announcement of a new name...
Museum opens new house
For Hometown News FORT PIERCE -- The National Navy SEAL Museum has officially opened Trident House, a residential home located directly on the water, for use by U.S. Navy SEALs and their families. Trident House serves to augment the preservation of the Force and Families program initiated by United States Operations Command. This initiative rec...
Awareness campaign to include poster, video contest
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- The Florida Division of Emergency Management and Florida chapters of the American Red Cross will celebrate Severe Weather Awareness week Feb. 11- 15. This annual public awareness campaign provides an opportunity for teachers to educate students on the importance of being prepared in the event of severe weathe...
Luncheon to benefit Treasure Coast nonprofit
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- The Founding Friends of Treasure Coast Hospice will hold a butterfly luncheon, on Jan. 28. Ticket sales have been brisk and hundreds of ladies throughout Martin and St. Lucie counties are looking forward to spending a delightful afternoon at the Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club, all while supporting Treasu...
Medical center wins award for patient safety
For Hometown News PORT ST. LUCIE -- St. Lucie Medical Center was honored with an "A" hospital safety score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent, national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. The score was awarded in the latest update to the Hospital Safety ScoreSM, the A, B, C, D or F scores assigned to U.S...
Obituaries
Carolyn Baskeyfield Carolyn Baskeyfield, 48, of Port St. Lucie, died Nov. 23, 2012. She was born in Melbourne and lived in Port St. Lucie. She is survived by her mother, Marjorie; two daughters, Brittney and Monique; a son, Cory and one grandchild. Arrangements by All County Funeral Home & Crematory, Treasure Coast Chapel. Simone Fay Taffe Simo...
Nonprofit collecting unwrapped toys
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- Open Arms Early Childhood Learning Center is asking community members to donate to the WPSL Christmas Kids toy drive. Open Arms will collect unwrapped children's toys through Dec. 16 and donate them to the Christmas Kids project, the oldest continuous toy drive in St. Lucie County. The toys will be delivere...
Clerk's office receives highest honor for financial reporting
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- The Government Finance Officers Association has awarded the St. Lucie County Clerk of the Circuit Court's office a certificate of achievement for excellence in financial reporting. The 2011 comprehensive annual financial report and 2011 popular annual financial report, "Dollars and Sense: Your practical gui...
Dinner to benefit lagoon research slated for Feb. 8
For Hometown news ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- Alto "Bud" Adams Jr. will be the guest of honor at the second annual "Love Your Lagoon" dinner on Feb. 8 at 6 p.m. at the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, 5600 U.S. 1 North in Fort Pierce. Proceeds from the event will support HBOI's research of the lagoon. "In order to alleviate the flooding and drou...
Marine center to host holiday day camp
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- The Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit is getting into the holiday spirit with its annual holiday camp from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Dec. 15. Make plans to drop off the kids for a fun and educational experience. Children ages 6-10 are invited to enjoy a day of marine-themed activities, including a trek through t...
County's sea turtle season ends
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- Thanks in part to oceanfront residents' continued compliance with sea turtle-friendly lighting requirements, St. Lucie County experienced an increase in turtle nesting. Resident's efforts to conserve endangered sea turtle populations have helped sea turtle nesting activities on local beaches. Sea turtle ligh...
Bank supports nonprofit for more than 25 years
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- In keeping with Seacoast National Bank's legacy of more than 25 years of support for the March of Dimes, the organization recently announced it would donate $15,000 as the 2013 premiere sponsor for Treasure Coast March for Babies, which includes Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie counties. Seacoas...
Webinar aims to help with college financial aid
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Jeff Atwater, Florida's chief financial officer and the Department of Financial Services is teaming up with the Florida Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators to offer a webinar, "Paying for College: Controlling Your Degree of Debt." As financial aid application deadlines are fast approaching, t...
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 Fort Pierce area
Clubs & 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 available for...
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. Lucie. ...
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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