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Libraries host summer reading extravaganza
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- The St. Lucie County Library System kicks off is Summer Reading Extravaganza June 17 with a variety of events from weekly story hours to live performances to the Summer Reading Challenge. Students ages 5 - 8 can enjoy weekly storytimes on Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. at the Lakewood Park Branch Library, located a...
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 June 19, July 17, Aug. 21 and Sept. 18. The sessions will be held at the IRSC Main Campus, Crews Hall, Room W-2...
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...
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...
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...
College and research institute announce intern program
Twenty students gain research experience, a scholarship and a paycheck ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- Indian River State College and Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies have launched an innovative new work-study internship program that engages students in cutting-edge bioscience research while they earn a paycheck and receive a $1,250 per semeste...
Rowing club offering camps
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- The Junior Rowing team of the Treasure Coast Rowing Club is offering two summer 'Learn to Row' camps for incoming eighth- through twelfth-grade students. The camps are June 3-7 and Aug. 12-16, and will take place from 4 to 6 p.m., Monday-Friday, at the Community Boathouse, 771 S.W. 28th Street in Palm City. T...
Program hopes to develop next generation of golfers
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- The PGA of America and the United States Golf Association launched a new effort to introduce youth at the Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie County to the game of golf. Golf training equipment and instructional support from PGA Professionals will be provided through this partnership to help youth build characte...
Kickball tournament to benefit county kids
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- The St. Lucie Mets will host Kicks 4 Kids, a kickball tournament to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie County, on June 23 at Tradition Field. The Kicks 4 Kids Tournament will be a pool play - 3-game guarantee -- held at the minor league sports complex. Co-ed teams of ten to fifteen players may regist...
Summer camping, kayaking available at Savannas recreation area
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- Summer camping and kayaking is available at the Savannas Recreation Area on Midway Road in Fort Pierce. This 550-acre preserve offers RV and tent camping, kayak/canoe rentals, fishing, hiking trails through natural habitats, a playground, restrooms and a large covered pavilion on Palm Island, which is perfe...
Summer camp offered
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- During the summer months many school yards and playgrounds sit empty as children of all ages sit at home unsupervised. In an effort to promote positive interaction and safe places for children to go during non-school hours and school out days, the Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie County tries to offer the mos...
Children's Home Society receives grant
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Children's Home Society of Florida's Treasure Coast Division was recently one of the recipients selected to receive a $3,000 grant from Grand Harbor Community Outreach Program. These funds will be used to provide "normalcy" items for our high school students. This would include school supplies, clothing, clas...
College presents scholarships
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Deserving middle and high school students from St. Lucie, Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee counties earned a valuable incentive for future success. At a scholarship recognition ceremony held at Indian River State College, 40 students became the 2013 recipients of four-year tuition President's Challenge/Tak...
Obituaries
William 'Bill' John Riordan William "Bill" John Riordan, 85, of Port St. Lucie, died May 21, 2013. He was born in Brooklyn N.Y., and lived on the Treasure Coast for 50 years. He served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Georgia; a son, Dennis; two daughters, Kathleen and Trish; a sister, Florence; three grandchildren, Dennis, Aimee a...
Science program connects students, robotics, Space Station
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the Florida Afterschool Network have partnered with four Florida school districts to participate in the Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient Experimental Satellites Zero Robotics Competition. This fun and fle...
Students win at International Science and Engineering Fair
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY --Two St. Lucie County Students were awarded scholarships and prize money at this year's Intel ISEF, the world's largest international pre-college science competition held in Phoenix. St. Lucie Science and Engineering Fair, an Affiliated Science and Engineering Fair with ISEF, proudly sent the students as repr...
Children's Home Society of Florida holds annual meeting
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- The Children's Home Society of Florida, Treasure Coast Division, held it's annual meeting for the board of directors on May 16 at PNC Wealth Management offices. The evening's highlights included presentations by two of the clients of the Transitional Living Program. James, who after many years of being homeles...

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