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Summer writing contest for teens underway
For Hometown News JENSEN BEACH -- The Hoke Library in Jensen Beach is holding a teen writing contest in two divisions: poetry and fiction. Rules of the contest are: Open to contestants ages 13-19 from Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River counties. Include your name, age and email address on your manuscript. All pieces must be under 5,000 words (n...
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. Standard hours of operations for the Aquarium are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. Locat...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Summer camps offered throughout the county
For Hometown News Boys and Girls club 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 most affordable and rewarding experience to children in our community. For $95 per week, your child participates in spor...
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 ...
Obituaries
Paul Raymond Rogers Paul Raymond Rogers, 86, of Fort Pierce, died June 2, 2013. He was born in Alma, Ark., and lived in Fort Pierce for 20 years. He served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by two sons, Randy and Bruce; a daughter, Brenda; a sister, Edna; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Haisley Funeral and Cremat...
Early Learning Coalition appoints chairman
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- The Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee counties announced the appointment of Brandon Tucker as the chairman of its Board of Directors. The ELC plans and implements school readiness and voluntary pre-kindergarten services to meet the early education and child care needs in the thre...
Scholarship winners announced
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Nine talented musicians from around the Treasure Coast were recognized for their talent, perseverance and musicianship as they were honored with coveted $1,000 scholarships generously donated by members of the Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society. Lauren Douglas, Trevor Farriss, Matthew Fulcher, David Gonzalez, Pa...
Publix provides grant to help food bank
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Treasure Coast residents took to heart the meaning of Publix Food For All holiday season campaign, donating a record amount to help feed families in need. Treasure Coast Food Bank recently received a $155,000 grant from Publix Super Markets Miami Division, an increase of more than 50 percent from the previous...
Annual golf tournament scores aces on and off the course
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- The Treasure Coast Wildlife Center's eighth annual Golf for Wildlife tournament took place May 24 at The Fox Club in Palm City. Greeted by Larry Laoretti, 1992 U.S. Senior Open Champion and The Fox Club's golf instructor, 56 participants proceeded to the putting green to receive their special gift, a Scotty C...
Student News
Fort Pierce student honored Kyle Quoc Ha Phan of Fort Pierce has accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. The NSCS is the nation's only interdisciplinary honors organization for first- and second-year college students. Studying overseas Curtis Phillabaum of Port St. Lucie has been selected to partipate in a summe...

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