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Benefit to take participants 'Cruisin'
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- Tickets are available for the fifth annual Cruisin' for a Cause benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie County. Join club supporters and set sail at 5:30 p.m. on March 2 as Club Med in Port St. Lucie is transformed into a land cruise to the south of France. Cruisin' for a Cause is the Boys & Girls Cl...
Community to help man tackle cancer
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- Stevo Gianconteri is used to taking a lot of hard hits. The defensive linebacker from Port St. Lucie and father of two played for the amateur football team Fort Pierce Fire and currently plays for the Treasure Coast Bobcats, but his biggest competition is the battle he's waging against a fast-growing cancer...
Sheriff appoints three to sergeant
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken J. Mascara promoted three detention deputies to the rank of sergeant: Petri Hayes, Jason Wheeler and James Willingham. Sgt. Petri Hayes is a native of Gary, Ind., where he graduated from high school and graduated from Indiana University Northwest with a Bachelor of Science degre...
Scholarships available through elections office
For Hometown news TREASURE COAST -- Local college or university students can apply for a $1,200 scholarship offered by the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections. The scholarship will be awarded to a political science, public administration, business administration, journalism or mass communication major who has completed two yea...
Foundation celebrates milestone
For Hometown News FORT PIERCE -- The public is invited to a special event on March 6 to commemorate a couple of important milestones and celebrate a remarkable visionary and the extraordinary gift he left behind for future generations. "A 60/40 Homecoming" will celebrate 60 years of the Link Foundation, established by Edwin A. Link and his wif...
Swimming, diving team receives award
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Members of the Indian River State College men's swimming and diving team were named academic all-stars for achieving the highest grade-point average for any athletic team at the college during the fall 2012 semester with an average 3.05 GPA. "The 'academic all-stars' designation recognizes the importance of a...
Annual celebration to benefit Restoration House
For Hometown News FORT PIERCE -- For the more than a decade, civic-minded volunteers have held a fundraiser for Restoration House at a celebration called FloriDay. This festive fundraiser celebrating recovering lives will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on March 17. Cost is $100 per person. "The funds raised will give people who have life controlling ...
Nonprofit receives $10,000 donation
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- The Peter Busch Family Foundation and Southern Eagle Distributing donated $10,000 to the Chuck Hill Unit Boys & Girls Club in Port St. Lucie to help keep kids off the streets and in a safe environment. In September, the Boys & Girls Club announced that the Chuck Hill Unit was in danger of closing its doors ...
County uses retired utility poles to create artificial reefs
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- St. Lucie County has two new artificial reefs after deploying more than 2,000 tons of concrete light poles that were donated by Florida Power & Light Company. Deployed by McCulley Marine Services and SeaRover Services in late December, the two new artificial reefs have maximum profiles of 27 and 25 feet and...
Student auditions scheduled for March
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Music students in the four-county area, northern Palm Beach and south Brevard counties are invited to audition for public radio station WQCS / 88.9 FM's Young Musicians Spotlight, a one-hour radio special featuring the talent of area musicians. The auditions will be March 9 and March 16 between 10 a.m. and 2 p...
Obituaries
Kathryn Wineland Kathryn Wineland, 97, of Port St. Lucie, died Feb. 4, 2013. She was born in Portage, Pa., and was a resident of Port St. Lucie for 52 years. She is survived by a son, John; a stepson, Ronald; seven grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Arrangements by All County Funeral Home & Crematory. Norma Jean White Norma Jean Wh...
Children's club to offer extended hours
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- Beginning March 4, the Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie County will be extending their hours until 8 p.m. in all of their clubhouses throughout the county. Boys & Girls Clubs provide a safe place to learn and grow, as well as life enhancing programs and character developing experiences. The Boys & Girls Clubs...
Youth invited to take flight
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- Young people ages 8-17 will have a chance to take to the skies on March 23, as Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 908 hosts a Young Eagles Flight Rally at St Lucie County Airport in Fort Pierce. The rally is part of the EAA Young Eagles program, created to interest young people in aviation. The rally...
Business owners to share plans with experts in "Shark Tank"-like event
For Hometown News TREAUSURE COAST-- The Research Coast Principium Foundation, while looking for companies throughout the four-county region of Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin and Okeechobee that were interested in showcasing their businesses through competition, succeeded in receiving almost 40 applicants from a myriad of different industries w...
Agency names Case Manager of Quarter
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- Sarah Grubbs, a dependency case manager in St. Lucie County, was awarded the United for Families Case Manager of the Quarter award Dec. 7 during a community training to help child-welfare staff manage stress. "I was excited to win the Case Manager of the Quarter award," said Ms. Grubbs, who became a case ma...
Youth wishes for modeling classes
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- Zuleima Iraheta's wish is pretty simple. She just wants to like herself a little more. Ms. Iraheta, who turned 21 on Thanksgiving, grew up in foster care. She is the second youngest in a sibling group of eight and has spent much of her adult life trying to find her place in the grown-up world of work, ren...
State CFO encourages Floridians to search unclaimed accounts
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Florida's Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater announced 61,271 new unclaimed property accounts, worth more than $25 million, are being received as part of a settlement with AIG related to unclaimed life insurance benefits. This represents only the first of what is expected to be additional remittances to be ...
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. Classes for dads The Nurturing Father's class is offered free to all St. Lucie County men b...
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...

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