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Gator's athletic director to speak at event
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- The University of Florida's Treasure Coast Gator Club will hold the sixth annual Treasure Coast Gator Toast on May 8, at 5:30 p.m., at the Moorings Club in Vero Beach. This year's event will prove to be another exciting evening to celebrate the Gator Nation, featuring scholarship awards to local students and ...
Nonprofit, restaurants partner to increase food security
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUTNY -- 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 ...
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...
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 ...
Oxbow, Extension Office offer summer camps
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- The St. Lucie County Cooperative Extension Office and the Oxbow Eco-Center are offering six different summer camps that explore insects, nature and art. Surviving the Wild Camp (ages 12 - 17) takes place at the Oxbow June 10 - 14 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Learn the skills it takes to survive in the wild, inclu...
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...
Obituaries
Judith Joy Johnstone Judith Joy Johnstone, 73, of Fort Pierce, died April 19, 2013. She was born in Chicago Ridge, Ill., and moved to Fort Pierce in 1967. She is survived by three sons and uncles, aunts, and grandchildren. Arrangements by Haisley Funeral & Cremation Service. Terry Wayne Melton Terry Wayne Melton, 65, of Fort Pierce, died Ap...
Students shine at media showcase
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Indian River State College Digital Media students had an opportunity to showcase their projects at the IRSC 13th Annual Digital Media Student Showcase Exhibition held at the Main Campus in Fort Pierce on April 17. Digital media students combined art, communication and computer skills to develop creative proje...
Learn more about advanced technology careers
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Indian River State College is hosting a special Advanced Technology Open House at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7. Students and interested individuals can learn more about career options in Cyber Security, Robotics/Photonics, Digital Media, Graphics and Engineering at a special Open House event at the Kight Cente...
Applications for Surgical Technology Program now being accepted
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Indian River State College is now accepting applications for its one-year Surgical Technology program. The program is located at the IRSC Main Campus in Fort Pierce. Combining classroom and laboratory instruction with clinical internships, the program will prepare students for employment as a surgical technol...
Children's Home raises awareness at breakfast
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Children's Home Society of Florida will be hosting its Turning Lives Around Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 8 First Presbyterian Church in Vero Beach. The breakfast is an opportunity to raise awareness and funding for the nonprofit organization's mission of embracing children, inspiring lives. Th...

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