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Local writers receive scholarships
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Excellence in writing earned first and second-place high school seniors two-year scholarships to Indian River State College and top honors in the College's annual Creative Writing Contest. Saint Edward's Upper School seniors and Vero Beach residents, Caroline Petty and Elliot Jaffe, were the first and second-...
College to offer one-day conference
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- The Indian River State College School of Education is offering a one-day conference, "Effective Teaching in Tomorrow's Classroom," from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 4 at the IRSC Main Campus, Brown Center, Y Building, on 35th Street in Fort Pierce. Current topics will be discussed, including a keynote address by Alex...
College to host financial aid, job placement services
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Indian River State College will offer help in obtaining financial aid for college, as well as provide information regarding job placement services every third Wednesday of every month. The dates are May 15, June 19, July 17, Aug. 21, and Sept. 18. The sessions will be held at the IRSC Main Campus, Crews Hall,...
Business students receive awards
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Indian River State College business students recently participated in the 2013 State Delta Epsilon Chi Career Development Conference and earned several top honors in their events. The conference pits dozens of community college and university students against each other in competitive events in various busine...
Lincoln Park Community Center to host summer camp June 10 - Aug. 16
For Hometown News FORT PIERCE -- St. Lucie County's Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department will be hosting a summer camp at the Lincoln Park Community Center June 10 through Aug. 16. Designed for ages 5 to 11, the Lincoln Park Community Center camp will feature a variety of activities including games, arts and craft and field trips. Camp ...
Aquarium closed on Mondays
For Hometown News SOUTH HUTCHINSON ISLAND -- The St. Lucie County Aquarium, featuring the Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit, has returned to its normal hours of operations and is now closed on Mondays. The Aquarium was open on Mondays during the tourist season from January through March. Standard hours of operations for the Aquarium are Tue...
Youth receive boost form local doctor
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- Dr. Michael C. Solomon presented a check of $2,450 to the Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie County before the March 17 NY Mets vs. Atlanta Braves game at Tradition Field as part of the St. Lucie Mets strikeout program from the 2012 season. When a St. Lucie Mets pitcher recorded a strikeout at home during the 2...
Water safety lessons offered
For Hometown news ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- St. Lucie County's Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department is offering American Red Cross Water Safety lessons at all three county pools this spring. Water safety lessons are offered to ages 6 months and older. Taught in six sessions, the American Red Cross Water Safety course is $61. Financial aid is a...
Leading authority on juvenile homicide to speak
For Hometown News FORT PIERCE -- Phil Chalmers, America's leading authority on juvenile homicide and juvenile mass murder, will be providing a free public presentation at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 2 at the Havert L. Fenn Center located at 2000 Virginia Ave. in Fort Pierce. This powerful presentation, "Why Teens Kill," is open to all Treasure Coa...
Treasure Coast Hospice Golf Tournament taking place April 23
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- The community has a wonderful opportunity to give back to their local hospice by participating in the 16th Annual Friends Swing Fore Hospice Golf Tournament. The golf outing will take place at the beautiful Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club in Palm City on Tuesday, April 23, with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. T...
Media students win big at Addy Awards
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Indian River State College Digital Media students recently took home several top awards in advertising art and design in the Treasure Coast AdFed 2013 Addy Awards contest in Stuart, earning 13 gold awards and 12 silver awards. IRSC Digital Media senior, Ahmad Toom of Port St. Lucie, received the Best of Show ...
Library creates new art space debuting May 2
For Hometown News FORT PIERCE -- The Fort Pierce Branch Library has refurbished the northeast corner of the first floor to allow patrons a more relaxing area to access the library's WiFi and conduct work on their laptops and tablets. One major part of the new look includes a new monthly program called ArtSpace, where local artists can display t...
Obituaries
Lloyd Alexander Fraser Lloyd Alexander Fraser, 88, of Port St. Lucie, died April 8, 2013. He was born in Guyana, and moved to Port St. Lucie in 2000. He is survived by a daughter, Jacqueline and two grandchildren. Arrangements by All County Funeral Home & Crematory. Eugenia Molina Eugenia Molina, 91, of Port St. Lucie, died April 9, 2013. S...
St. Lucie County Office of Management and Budget earns national award
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada announced recently that St. Lucie County has received the GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its annual budget for the 15th consecutive year. In additional to the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award, the St. Luci...
Class will help children deal with dangers
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- The radKIDS program will present children with a unique empowerment tool against attempted abduction, bullying, water safety, fire safety, stranger safety, bike safety and more, according to St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken J. Mascara In June, children ages 5-12 can participate in the program in St. Lucie Coun...
Nonprofits hosting public event
For Hometown News FORT PIERCE -- The Solar and Energy Loan Fund, St. Lucie Habitat for Humanity, and the St. Lucie County Community Services Department are co-hosting the "Sweet Home St. Lucie" event to increase energy awareness in the community and to provide more information about related grant opportunities, energy assessments, low-interest ...
Nonprofit, restaurants partner to increase food security
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- Harvest Food & Outreach Center of St. Lucie County, today announced it has been selected to receive a $1,000 grant as part of the Restaurant Community Grants program from the Darden Foundation, the charitable arm of Darden Restaurants. The grants program, now in its second year, empowers each restaurant in ...
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...
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...
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. ...

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