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Dinner will feature Florida attorney general
TREASURE COAST -- Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi will be guest speaker at the Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner, being held at the Pelican Yacht Club in Fort Pierce. The public is invited to come and hear Ms. Bondi speak at the dinner. "We were fortunate to be able to have Ms. Bondi as the key...
Changes bring new ideas, goals for football, cheer program
FORT PIERCE -- For more than a decade, the Fort Pierce Greyhounds Pop Warner program has given local youth a reason to get off the couch and get involved in sports. Whether it was football, cheerleading or dance teams, the football field on Avenue M in Fort Pierce was alive with children learning ...
Iron Chef competition heats up
Claire Pittman, 13, of Stuart, Maddy Minelli, 13, of Tequesta, and Chase Finney, 12, of Port St. Lucie's Team MC2 take third place with their fried polenta with mushroom cream sauce appetizer and a main course of grilled chicken breast with tomato basil sauce, goat cheese over angel hair pasta, and chocolate la...
St. Lucie West Relay for Life takes place April 26
ST. LUCIE WEST -- Lace your sneakers and get ready to walk for a good cause, as the Relay for Life of St. Lucie West will be held April 26 starting at 5 p.m. at Tradition Field. This will be the 17th year the relay has taken place at the field. The 18-hour event honors those struggling with cancer as well as those who have die...
City to hold clean up day
PORT ST. LUCIE -- The gloves and trash bags are ready and waiting. All the city needs is volunteers and a willingness to pick up trash. The city's annual Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful Cleanup Day will be Saturday, April 27, beginning at the Civic Center at 8 a.m. and continuing throughout the city until 2 p.m. The cleanup day ...
Hey young man...
Roger Templeman, Fredrick Franchois, Derek Hadley, Joe Kneip, Joe Baker, Tyrone Humphrey and Sean Bowens, all of Port St. Lucie's Treasure Coast High School football team dance to the Village People's song, YMCA, at the Cystic Fibrosis walk to raise awareness and funds to help find a cure for the disease at Indi...
Job fair draws large crowd
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- Hundreds of job seekers traveled to the Havert L. Fenn Center in Fort Pierce on Wednesday on April 17 for the Spring Job Fair. By 11 a.m., the line for people getting into the fair snaked down the long hallway running next to the gymnasium, where the fair was being conducted. "The turn...
Sheriff's office veteran earns designation
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- Eighteen-year St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office veteran Donna Carmichael has earned the prestigious designation of Certified Latent Print Examiner, according to St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken J. Mascara. "The public has good reason to be proud of Ms. Carmichael," said Sheriff Mascara. "She is one of less than...
Annual health fair at community center
PORT ST. LUCIE -- The Port St. Lucie Community Center is the place where residents go for information and to socialize. On April 28, it will be the place they go for their health as well. The Victory Seventh-Day Adventist Church is holding the sixth annual health fair at the community center from 1 to 5 p.m. According to a let...
Take your first step here
Hello, everyone. It is said that the journey to end cancer starts with a single step. This weekend, hundreds of volunteers, cancer victims and their families will spend Saturday and Sunday at the St. Lucie West Relay for Life taking their steps and doing their part to bring awareness to this horrible disease. I have lost too many of my family mem...
Painted in the morning, displayed in the evening
Fort Pierce residents David Miller, treasurer of Main Street of Fort Pierce with Brenda Eves, volunteer, view some of the work on display. Main Street Fort Pierce hosted the sixth annual Souvenirs of Downtown Plein Air Paint Out artist reception at the Platts/Backus house in downtown Fort Pierce on Thursday, Apr...
Oxbow, Extension Office offer summer camps
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- The St. Lucie County Cooperative Extension Office and the Oxbow Eco-Center are offering six different summer camps that explore insects, nature and art. Surviving the Wild Camp (ages 12 - 17) takes place at the Oxbow June 10 - 14 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Learn the skills it takes to survive in the wild, includi...
History and knowledge ensures professional service with small-town touch
With more than six decades of experience helping the residents of the Treasure Coast find their perfect home, brother and sister team of Steven Schlitt and Linda Schlitt-Gonzalez took a few moments recently to reflect back on the history of their company and speak on how their commitment to the people tha...
Taking the water by storm
The no. 132 Jersey skiff driven by co-owners J.C. Wardell of Port St. Lucie and Palm City's Clyde McFarland took second place in the inboard qualifying race at the Stuart Sailfish Regatta, with a time of 05:38.83. The Regatta benefits the U.S. Sailing Center of Martin County, the Children's Museum of the Treasur...
Changes coming to school district
FORT PIERCE -- As this school year draws to a close, the school district's budget cuts will have Fort Pierce students and parents facing some changes. The approximately $14 million dollars in budget cuts come from both behind the scenes restructuring as well as the closing of some schools. In Fort Pierce,...
Arcades close after bill signed
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- At the beginning of April, adult arcades across the county boasted full parking lots and happy patrons. Now, a few weeks after Governor Rick Scott signed the bill passed by lawmakers banning the arcades, the businesses sit quiet and empty. Approximately a dozen arcades in the county we...
The grand unveiling
Gary Gillette of Fort Pierce, Beth Williams, board member, Dru Merrill, mother of artist Anita Prentice and Ginger King, Board Member unveils Anita Prentice's mosaic main street logo at the Platts/ Backus House Courtyard dedication and unveiling ceremony in downtown Fort Pierce on Thursday, April 18....
College to host advanced technology careers open house May 2
TREASURE COAST -- Indian River State College is hosting a special Advanced Technology Open House on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. May 2. Students and interested individuals can learn more about career options in Cyber Security, Robotics/Photonics, Digital Media, Graphics and Engineering at a special Open House event at the Kight Cente...
A 'grand' gesture
Fort Pierce Elks Lodge No. 1520 donated $1,000 to the Fort Pierce Police Athletic League on April 2. From left: Ralph Murgolo, P.A.L. coach; Lenny Smallacombe, BPOE- 1520; Barb Smallacombe, BPOE-1520; Master Officer, Paul Pearson; and Irvin Lara, 14, PAL boxer....
Up & coming
Library to close for renovations The Port St. Lucie branch of the St. Lucie County System will be installing a new floor this spring. This refurbishment will require the temporary closing of the branch. The library will be closed from the end of business on April 26 until June 5. Library users are encouraged to use the Morningside Branch Librar...

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