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Lemonade stands to raise money for Treasure Coast Food Bank
For Hometown news TREASURE COAST -- On July 26-27, Panera Bread will be hosting lemonade stands to benefit Treasure Coast Food Bank Child Nutrition Programs at nine bakery-cafes throughout the Treasure Coast area. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on both days, children and supporters of Treasure Coast Food Bank will be asking customers to donate $1 or mo...
Port St. Lucie Community Notes
Society seeking members The Singletarian Society of Martin and St. Lucie counties are looking for new members between 57 and 70. Members must be widows, widowers or divorced. Meets second Thursday of every month. Call (772) 398-2345 for more information. Library continues art program The Morningside Branch Library hosts the "Walls of Art" progr...
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...
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...
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...
Burning yard trash in preparation for Hurricane Season
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- As residents prepare for Hurricane Season, they are urged to trim trees and remove yard trash before a storm threatens. This tip is to prevent objects from becoming dangerous projectiles during a hurricane. In rural communities, tree and shrub trimmings, grass clippings, palm fronds, trees and tree stumps sta...
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...
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...
Charity golf tournament raises $18,000
For Hometown news PORT ST. LUCIE -- The Homewood Suites by Hilton in Tradition donated $18,000 to the Martin Health Foundation. The money was raised during the annual Don Led Duke Charity Golf Tournament, hosted by the award-winning Homewood Suites and its parent companies, BBL Hospitality and Equinox Companies. Now in its second year, the even...
IRSC selected for national Achieving the Dream program
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Signifying a strong commitment to student success and college completion, Indian River State College is one of only 13 institutions nationwide -- and the only Florida college -- selected for the Achieving the Dream program, the nation's most comprehensive non-governmental network for student success in high...
The Associated Press recognizes WQCS staff
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST --Public radio WQCS / 88.9 FM brought home five first-place wins from The Associated Press awards program for outstanding reporting on the Treasure Coast communities it serves. Jill Roberts, news director, won "Best Series Reporting" for her series on domestic violence with the SafeSpace shelter for battered wom...
Stay safe during summer temperatures
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Summer is here, bringing with it dangerous excessive heat. The American Red Cross has steps to follow to stay safe as the temperatures soar. "Excessive heat can be deadly; it has caused more deaths in recent years than all other weather events," said Rob Levine, regional executive. "We want everyone to stay s...
Obituaries
William R. Blazak Jr. William R. Blazak, Jr., 62, of Port St. Lucie, died June 12, 2013. He was born in Youngstown, Ohio. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth and a daughter, Brittani. Arrangements by Yates Funeral Home and Crematory. John Schade John Schade, 80, of Fort Pierce, died July 12, 2013. He was born in Prospect Park, Pa., and li...
Food Bank introduces news board members
For Hometown news TREASURE COAST -- Joseph Scherpf and David Jackson have been named to Treasure Coast Food Bank's board of directors. "Both Joe and David have been extremely supportive of Treasure Coast Food Bank and have seen our operation first-hand through many of the programs we run," said Miguel Coty, board president. "They bring not only...
Registration open for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society golf tournament
For Hometown News Get ready for an exciting time on the greens this summer to help raise money to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Light The Night Walk at the Annual Treasure Coast Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 3 at Monarch Country Club in Palm City. The Treasure Coast Leukemia & Lymphoma Society event committee set a goal to...
Registration underway for fall semester
For Hometown news TREASURE COAST -- Registration is now underway for the 2013 Fall semester at Indian River State College with a wide variety of opportunities to obtain a degree, prepare for a career or re-train for a new direction in life. Students can choose among Bachelor's Degree and Associate Degree programs and Quick Job Training. Student...
Red Cross launches new app to recruit volunteers
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- The American Red Cross launched the Team Red Cross App, which allows people to sign up to help, get an overview on basic tasks and receive notifications about Red Cross disaster volunteer opportunities in their community. "When people see an emergency happening in their community, they often want to help but ...
Warning issued regarding use of synthetic drugs
For Hometown news TREASURE COAST -- The Florida Department of Health is warning the public about the health risks associated with illicit synthetic substances. Often used to achieve the same high typically produced by drugs such as marijuana, ecstasy, cocaine, and amphetamines, illicit synthetic substances are life-threatening and addictive. "I...

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