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Art of children's week shown at city meeting
FORT PIERCE -- The Fort Pierce city commission dais looked a bit more colorful during the April 1 meeting. Row after row of colorful hands, carefully outlined, cut and decorated by children that live in St. Lucie County, hung in long strands from the dais. Tony Loupe, CEO of the Early Learning Coalition o...
City commissioners approve 'doggie dining'
FORT PIERCE -- Back in 2008, the Fort Pierce City Commission briefly discussed allowing dogs in designated outside dining areas within city limits. Now, with more restaurants opening in the downtown area, the subject has come up once again, and after a thorough review by city staff the commission voted unan...
Fort Pierce designated as Main Street Program of the month
FORT PIERCE -- Secretary of State Ken Detzner announced Main Street Fort Pierce as the Florida Main Street Program of the Month for March 2013. The selection for this award is based on the Fort Pierce program's involvement and active participation in the Florida Main Street Program. "Fort Pierce is an exemplary Main Street com...
People that make Fort Pierce special
Hello, everyone. I can't help but notice the large number of people in our community that deserve a little recognition for their accomplishments. I wanted to focus a little bit on those people this week, because they deserve just as much recognition. This week, I want to congratulate a couple who gave of themselves for their love of animals. Robe...
Florida, up close, at open house
Stephen L. Lapointe, Ph.D, of Vero Beach, a research entomologist with the United States Department of Agriculture, shows Arianne Reif, 5, of Fort Pierce, a live Diaprepes while her father, Sean Reif, a biological scientist, looks on at the Taste of Florida Open House. Mr. Lapointe was the event's organizer....
Fun at oyster fest
Jim Alexander of Vero Beach, an instructor with Treasure Coast Youth Sailing Foundation, demonstrates a bowline knot with one of the Green Fleet Kids, Isabel Storck, 11, of Fort Pierce. TCYSF is a non-profit organization providing education and supervised programs for sailing, races and citizenship for Treasure ...
People that make Port St. Lucie special
Hello, everyone. I can't help but notice the large number of people in our community that deserve a little recognition for their accomplishments. I wanted to focus a little bit on those people this week, because they deserve just as much recognition. This week, I want to congratulate a couple of local students, Katie Stuehmer, Beatrice Reyes and ...
Children celebrate at International Fest
Sun Grove Montessori School's second annual International Festival held at the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens on Saturday, April 6. From top, Samarvir Panwar, 5, of Palm City, Gabe Dabrinski, 6, and Gabe Guglietta, 5, both of Port St. Lucie, hit the slide together....
City building new homes
PORT ST. LUCIE -- There are some new houses being built in Port St. Lucie, thanks to a government program. Five houses, each consisting of three bedrooms and two bathrooms are being constructed using the city's Neighborhood Stabilization Program. "These homes are located in targeted areas of the city, and...
Center stage
Dominique Taylor of Port St. Lucie, a performer from REBAR, takes center stage during the ninth annual PrideFest. Crowds gathered to celebrate diversity, enjoy performers and live music and spend the day in the sun....
Celebrating with pride at festival
Rainbow flags flew proudly as Pride of the Treasure Coast presented the ninth annual PrideFest, sponsored by Treasure Coast Lexus and Treasure Coast Toyota, Bottom's Up Beverage, and REBAR Nightclub at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center on Sunday, April 7. Crowds gathered to celebrate diversity, enjoy performers a...
Public invited to meeting on roundabout
PORT ST. LUCIE -- The City will be holding a public information meeting on Wednesday, April 17, to discuss a proposed traffic roundabout at Floresta Drive and Southbend Boulevard. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the city's community center on Airoso Boulevard. City engineers will also be on hand to talk about plans to buil...
Picking the perfect prom dress
Fort Pierce resident Hector Mendoza helps his daughter, Susann, select the perfect prom dress. Close to 100 students from St. Lucie County high schools left with dresses and smiles at Royal Palms of St. Lucie's inaugural Prom Towne Store and Prom Dress Giveaway held at Crossing Community Church in White City on ...
Regional job fair to be held
TREASURE COAST -- With many people on the Treasure Coast still out of work, the planned Spring job fair couldn't come at a better time. Thousands of jobseekers are expected to travel to the Havert L. Fenn Center in Fort Pierce on April 17, when Workforce Solutions holds the fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dozens of companies from ...
More than just wings at festival
Sandrine Koussein of Port St. Lucie poses with a 2 year old alligator from Paws, Claws, and Jaws Zoo, Aquarium and Wildlife Sanctuary at the fourth annual South Florida Wingfest on Saturday, April 6, at the Martin Health System Village Square outside the Port St. Lucie Civic Center....
Up & coming
Charity event taking place April 13 "Hoops for Haiti" fundraiser will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 13 in John Carroll High School's gymnasium, located at 3402 Delaware Ave., in Fort Pierce. The basketball tournament featuring three-point shooting, free-throw contests, and hot-shot contests is for children ages 8 to 17. All proceeds...

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