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City makes donation to CASTLE
PORT ST. LUCIE -- The non-profit organization CASTLE helps the community by teaching the residents the skills they need to be better families. But sometimes, the organization that helps so many needs some help themselves. So when the city of Port St. Lucie was removing some kitchen cabinets from a home it...
Fort Pierce to be location for emotional short film
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- The red, white and blue flag that represents the land of the free and the home of the brave can move some to shed proud tears and others to action. Veterans are often hailed as heroes for their service to this country, but the masses often have no clue the sacrifices and life-changing events that happen during ...
Trying out an older technique
Corinne Barns, 4, of Fort Pierce, shows her little brother Everett, 1, how to wash clothes during Pioneer Family Days at Fort Pierce's Heathcote Botanical Gardens on Saturday, Feb. 16....
Port of Fort Pierce workshop slated for March 23
FORT PIERCE -- The Florida Department of Transportation, in coordination with St. Lucie County, the city of Fort Pierce and the city of Port St. Lucie, is seeking input from the public to update the port master plan. A facilitator-led, interactive kick-off workshop is to be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 23 at the Havert ...
Valentine’s Day nuptials
From left, Jaqueline and Alejo Perera of Port St. Lucie, Laura and David Plunkett, Scott and Katherine Lindenberg of Fort Pierce, George and Carol Krouse of Port St. Lucie, and Steven and Brenda Hurst of Okeechobee are married at the Valentine’s Day Sweet ...
Marina islands on schedule
FORT PIERCE - During a monthly update concerning the islands being built in front of the marina, Ed Seissiger, engineer projects coordinator, showed the Fort Pierce City Commission how the construction was on track. The largest island, Tern Island, is approximately 30 percent complete, and Lucas Marine, t...
United Way celebrates 50th at Ball
The United Way of St. Lucie County celebrated 50 years of helping the community with an Orange Blossom Ball, held on Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club in Palm City. The black-tie event helped to raise money and recognition for the organization. From left: Tammy Crandall from Seacoast ...
Seven student athletes honored
On Feb. 6, Cobra Auditorium at Fort Pierce Central High School was alive with screams and applause as seven student athletes were honored in a special signing ceremony. The students were: Joe Figueroa, who signed with Colgate University; Joshua Knight, who signed with Marshall University; Marcus Levy, who signed...
Interim city manager steps up
PORT ST. LUCIE -- For the second time in less than a year, there is a new interim city manager. At the Feb. 11 meeting, the Port St. Lucie City Council unanimously approved for the assistant city manager, Jeff Bremer, to step into the position recently vacated by Greg Oravec. "I just want to truly thank you...
Safe at home
Ray Diyaz, No. 6, hustles across home plate for the Braves before catcher Dan Winn can get the ball during a game against the Police Athletic League Dodgers at Port St. Lucie's Sportsman Park on Saturday, Feb. 16....
Search for new city manager begins
PORT ST. LUCIE -- The city council will soon begin looking for a new city manager. Interim City Manager Jeff Bremer was asked by Mayor JoAnn Faiella to share his thoughts. "I am willing to research and present you with some information relative to a professional headhunter for the search for a city manager,...
St. Lucie County Regional Science and Engineering Fair 2013 Awards List
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Looking forward to college games
Fort Pierce Central High School student Garrett Smith pauses for a photo after signing with Mercer University at the Cobra Auditorium on Wednesday, Feb. 6....
Middle school students compete in Science Bowl
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - On Feb. 16, students from the six middle schools in St. Lucie County spent a Saturday at Fort Pierce Westwood's Marine Oceanographic Academy in Fort Pierce competing against each other in the school district's first science bowl competition. "Last year, we had a team at the regional lev...
Holiday becomes perfect day for wedding ceremony
Participating in the Valentines Day Sweet Deal Group Wedding Ceremony, Michelle and Paul Miller walk down the isle with their son Aiden, 5, on left, at Port St. Lucie's Botanical Gardens on Thursday, Feb. 14....
Bank employee arrested for exploitation of the elderly
PORT ST. LUCIE -- On Friday, Feb. 8, Port St. Lucie detectives arrested Marland Hugh Anderson, 27, of Port St. Lucie. Mr. Anderson, a Wells Fargo Bank employee, was charged with six felonies relating to fraud. "Working with bank security, Port St. Lucie police discovered that between August 2012 and December 2012, Mr. Anderson...
String duet
"Together Ensemble", Helia Mondou plays on folk harp with Lee Carpenter on string bass at Cafe Importico in downtown Fort Pierce on Friday, Feb. 15. They have been busking for the last three years, every Friday afternoon from 12 to 1:30 p.m....
Up & coming
Community to help man tackle cancer Stevo Gianconteri and his family will benefit from a fundraiser hosted by the Van Duzer Foundation from 4 to 10 p.m. on Feb. 27 at Big Apple Pizza and Pasta at 2311 South 35th St. in Fort Pierce, directly across from Indian River State College, to help Mr. Giaconteri pay for medical expenses. All proceeds fro...
On page B4 of the Hometown News in Port St. Lucie, we incorrectly identified the people in the photo. The cutline should have read, Richard Gabel, executive director of Arts & Cultural Alliance of St. Lucie, graciously accepts a community action grant from past Port St. Lucie Business Women Co-president Robbi Giaccone, left, and Community Action ...

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