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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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 rep...
How to stay safe in the water
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Even though nearly two-thirds of families with small children plan on swimming in areas without lifeguards this summer, many people don't know the right thing to do in water emergencies or how to keep their loved ones safe in the water, according to a new American Red Cross poll. "People tend to spend more t...
Obituaries
Nancy Taylor Stabile Nancy Taylor Stabile, 63, of Fort Pierce, died May 28, 2013 She was born in Fort Pierce. She is survived by her husband, Richard; four sons, William, Michael, Christopher and Jeffery; a brother, Nelson and six grandchildren. Arrangements by Haisley Funeral & Cremation Service. Clifford Paul Jordan Clifford Paul Jordan, ...
Treasure Coast Hospice moves up in veterans program
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Treasure Coast Hospice has achieved the Level 2 designation in the We Honor Veterans partnership. "We Honor Veterans" is a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Treasure Coast Hospice first attained Level 1 in April, 2011, re...
Crime Stoppers holds annual banquet
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Crime Stoppers of the Treasure Coast held their annual awards banquet at the Pelican Yacht Club on Wednesday, May 15. While honoring Treasure Coast's law enforcement agencies for the remarkable services they perform, Crime Stoppers also paid a special tribute to Judge Eddie Swan who passed away this past year...
Student earns highest score on national test
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- Indian River State College dual enrollment student, Geoffrey Zheng, earned the highest score among all students in Florida, as well as the Southeast region of the U.S., on the National American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges Math Competition for 2012-13. The AMATYC was founded in 1974 and is ...

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