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Brittany's Law passes House, sent to governor
For Hometown News PORT ST. LUCIE -- The city of Port St. Lucie's efforts to support Brittany's Law are leading to success as the proposed legislation won unanimous support Thursday in the Florida House of Representatives. The idea for the law began with Officer Robert Steinkraus, who was one of the Port St. Lucie police detectives who handled t...
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 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...
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...
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 ...
St. Lucie County Tourist Development Council celebrates National Tourism Week
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY - The St. Lucie County Tourist Development Council is joining other cities, states and businesses nationwide in the annual salute to travel and tourism in America, May 4 - 12. National Travel and Tourism Week is a collective effort to promote the power of travel through customized events in communities nationw...
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...
Students receive top honors
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Pitted against business students from around the world, Indian River State College students took home several top honors at the 2013 Delta Epsilon Chi International Career Development Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California. Thousands of college and university students from across the U.S., Canada, Puert...
Water farming design competition show innovation
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Florida's citrus growers are faced with a growing challenge - With citrus acres in production falling due to canker and greening disease can these fallow fields be put to a better use? At the same time, finding fresh water for Florida's cities is becoming a real concern. Florida has plenty of water averaging...
Obituaries
Patricia Jean Gleason Patricia Jean Gleason, 72, of Fort Pierce, died April 22, 2013. She was born in Bridgeport, Conn., and lived on the Treasure Coast for 12 years. She is survived by her husband, James; a son, James; a sister, Linda; her brother, Edward and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Haisley Funeral & Cremation Service. Da...

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