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School makes honor roll for literacy goals
PORT ST. LUCIE - The saying, "it takes a village" rang true for Village Green Environmental Studies School, as the combined efforts of all its students earned it a designation as a national "Honor School." The award was given by the American Reading Company, which works with schools to help promote reading ...
Sheriff urges county to provide employee salary increases
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara has submitted a budget for the next fiscal year that's about the same as this year. But in a letter to St. Lucie County Commissioners, he urged them to find a way to provide salary increases, something that hasn't happened since October 2007. The onl...
Crime analyst recognized for volunteer work
FORT PIERCE - April Lee has seen the value of the Fort Pierce Police Athletic League through her own two children. Her children have moved on the right path partly because of PAL, which offers programs for children, she said. "It takes a whole village to raise the kids and for some people PAL is the villa...
Farewell to high school
Lincoln Park Academy salutatorian Gabriella Zacarias looks behind to thank the school administration before facing forward to reflect on the last four years of high school with her fellow graduates. Ceremonies took place Saturday, June 2 at the St. Lucie County Fairgrounds....
Police department volunteers help fill in gaps
FORT PIERCE - Until three years ago, Fort Pierce resident Kathi Gore had never worked in law enforcement in any capacity. But, having retired, Ms. Gore said she faced filling in a lot of time. "I wasn't working and I was tired of staying at home all day," Ms. Gore said. So, she applied to be a volunteer a...
Road connects old to new
PORT ST. LUCIE - It is only two-tenths of a mile long, but for the residents of one Port St. Lucie neighborhood, the extension of Fairgreen Road from Salvatierra Boulevard to Crosstown Parkway means a connection between a subdivision created in 1969 to the newly built parkway. And as with any undeveloped ro...
Lessons on the Holocaust
Zelda Fuksman, vice president of the Child Survivors/Hidden Children of the Holocaust shared a photo of what she looked like during the Nazi occupation of Poland to fourth-grade students at Oak Hammock K-8 School during a presentation Monday, June 5. The Russians liberated Ms. Fuksman after she spent much of the ...
Sobering reminder
Holocaust survivor Norman Frajman, 83 gestures while telling fourth-grade students of Oak Hammock K-8 School the stories of what it was like to be a boy in Poland under Nazi occupation, Mr. Frajman's parents and sister and other family members were all murdered. He is the president of the Child Survivors/Hidden C...
Three finalists chosen for Port St. Lucie Police chief
PORT ST. LUCIE - Members of the public will get the opportunity later this month to meet and question three finalists for the position of Port St. Lucie Police chief. City manager Gregory J. Oravec announced last week that from 48 applicants, a committee that included himself chose the three finalists. Th...
Basketball courts reopen at Port St. Lucie park
PORT ST. LUCIE - When a Port St. Lucie teenager last played basketball at Sportsman's Park, he heard gunshots. But last week, when he returned for the first time since the shooting, the only external sound was the pitter-patter of falling rain. Despite the rain, Cody Neese, the teenager, and several other...
Master cyclist
Scott Wood turns a corner in downtown Stuart while competing in the masters's 50 plus division during the 19th annual Treasure Coast Cycling Classic Sunday, June 3....
Third-grade FCAT scores lower in reading, math
PORT ST. LUCIE - Results of the 2012 Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, released recently by the Florida Board of Education, showed St. Lucie County third-grader scores were slightly lower than state averages. According to state results, 53 percent of the county's third-grade students passed the reading...
Winning ways
Cory Mazzoni pitched his way to a 5-0 record for the St. Lucie Mets Sunday, June 3 against the Tampa Bay Yankees. The Mets were down 2-0 following a two-run homer by Kyle Roller, but the Mets rallied with 5 runs in the 6th inning and held on for the win. The St. Lucie Mets are in first place with a 44-12 record i...
Taking it 'one step further'
FORT PIERCE - A Fort Pierce educator and administrator was on the receiving end of a graduation ceremony in May when Kevin Perry received his doctorate in educational leadership from Florida Atlantic University. "Education has always been important to my family," Mr. ...
Food drive generates thousands of meals for region's hungry
TREASURE COAST - A food drive by letter carriers on the Treasure Coast and part of Palm Beach generated nearly half a million pounds of food for area agencies that feed low-income residents. About 1,000 postal workers and 300 retirees converged on Branch 1690, the local arm of the National Association of Letter Car...
Annual fishing frenzy
Brad and Ethan Curry, 10, of Port St. Lucie, didn't win the 16th annual Fishing Frenzy, hosted by the St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce Sunday, June 3 in Fort Pierce, but they probably ate well....
Police on lookout for bank robber
FORT PIERCE - Fort Pierce Police continued to look for a man who robbed a bank on May 29, authorities said. The suspect was described in a press release as being a white male, between 5 feet, 3 inches and 5 feet, 7 inches tall, wearing blue jeans, a hooded jacket and sunglasses. The robbery occurred at Harbor Community Bank, 4900 O...

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