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Drug summit to bring together many organizations, law enforcement
TREASURE COAST - In what is being touted as the first of its kind, a drug summit next month will bring together federal, state and local officials with private organizations to discuss the ongoing drug abuse problem. The Hanley Center, which has facilities in West Palm Beach and Vero Beach to help people ...
Courtyard renovation almost complete
FORT PIERCE - It took four years to plan, but soon the Platts/Backus House, located on the corner of Second Street and Backus Avenue in Fort Pierce, will show off a new courtyard, complete with unique landscaping and new technology. "The renovation began in July," said Pam Gillette, the marketing coordinator for ...
Events held to recognize anniversary of Sept. 11
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - All over the county on Sept. 11, residents will take a moment to stop and remember the ways their lives have changed since the tragic events of 11 years ago. In Fort Pierce, a memorial service will honor CeeCee Ross Lyles at 9:30 a.m. at Veterans Park, 600 N. Indian River Drive in Fort Pi...
Trying to save a life
Zoey Sanchez, 10, of Fort Pierce, pours water on one of the 22 pilot whales that beached themselves at Avalon Park in Fort Pierce Saturday, Sept. 1. As of press time, four whales are still surviving under care at the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute....
Father of fallen officer retires from police department
PORT ST. LUCIE - In many families, the law enforcement tradition begins with young adults following the footsteps of an older family member. Such was not the case with the Mahan family, where the son began work as a police officer more than a decade before his father become a crime prevention specialist. Tr...
Like your style
Chad Bates, David Thompson and Gray Inge proudly wear pairs of red pumps to preview the 'Walk a Mile in Her Shoes' event at Shindigs Thursday, Aug. 30. The event takes place Saturday, Oct. 13 at Tradition Town Square. Men literally walk 1 mile in women's high-heeled shoes to protest sexualized violence, educate t...
Red's his color
Patrick Braham with Treasure Coast Leaders of Tomorrow of Port St. Lucie tries on a pair of red pumps to preview the 'Walk a Mile in Her Shoes' event at Shindigs Thursday, Aug. 30. The event takes place Saturday, Oct. 13 at Tradition Town Square to bring awareness about sexual and domestic abuse of women and bene...
Awards given for lifesaving, dedication to job
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - When a reckless driver fatally struck a young woman with his car, Dennis Scott, a resident in the area, chose not to be a passive bystander. Instead, he contacted 911, stopped the driver from leaving the scene and assisted St. Lucie County deputies with CPR for the victim, St. Lucie Count...
Getting ready for soccer season
Serenity Merritt and Ysabella Ventulan, 10, both of Port St. Lucie, practice for the upcoming soccer season for the Mako Soccer Club at McChesney Park Saturday, Sept. 1....
Major retires after 35 years
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - When Mike Monahan began working for the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office, deputies worked without cell phones or computers in their vehicles. The St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office and the jail were in downtown Fort Pierce. Nearly 37 years after starting as a deputy in November 1975, he r...
Health club celebrates 30 years
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - For the last 30 years, Mary Settle has helped the residents of St. Lucie County get fit. Ms. Settle is the owner of Nature's Way Health Club along with her husband, Paul. The club, a huge 13,600 square foot building located on U.S. 1, started out with much humbler beginnings. "We first op...
One that didn't get away
Nicholas Presutti, 14, of Fort Pierce, displays his kingfish catch at the conclusion of the second annual 4H Gland Slam fishing tournament at the Fort Pierce Marina Saturday, Sept. 1....
Summer operation nets 500 arrests, removes 20 guns from streets
FORT PIERCE - Community involvement helped make a summer operation to reduce violence successful, but more is needed, an official said last week. Fort Pierce Police Chief R. Sean Baldwin said people who witness violent crime need to come forward and also testify in court, despite the fear of gangs. "We cann...
Green market makes its debut
PORT ST. LUCIE - It has been said, "If you build it, they will come." In the case of a community green market, Port St. Lucie residents will see the results of a months-long effort to build support on Sept. 8 at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center. The event is scheduled to run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Satur...
Playing side-by-side
Fort Pierce Central flutist Lizzy Hobgood, 16, of Fort Pierce, plays beside Westwood High School flutist Kristen Doohin, 14, of Port St. Lucie, during a unified national anthem prior to the start of the season opening football game at Lawnwood Stadium Friday, Aug. 31....

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