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Honoring the "fallen heroes"
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- The overcast sky reflected the somber mood of those who attended the wreath-laying ceremony held on May 13 at the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office. Family members, friends and law enforcement gathered as St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara recognized the sacrifices made by six deputies, ...
Brittany's Law passes House, sent to governor
PORT ST. LUCIE -- The city of Port St. Lucie's efforts to support Brittany's Law are leading to success as the proposed legislation won unanimous support Thursday in the Florida House of Representatives. The idea for the law began with Officer Robert Steinkraus, who was one of the Port St. Lucie police detectives who handled t...
Hurricane season is coming
Hometown News Hurricane Guides will be inserted in papers for May 24. Copies will also be available at the Treasure Coast Square mall in Jensen Beach for the Hurricane Preparedness Expo on Saturday, May 18, to help residents prepare for hurricane season, which begins June 1.
Fun for the whole family
Family Fun Day for law enforcement and their families, an event benefiting the Boys and Girls Club, held at the Fort Pierce Police Athletic League Center, was hosted by Law Enforcement Families of the Treasure Coast on Saturday, May 4. From the top Tamara Sokolowski, director, Heather Jackson assistant director ...
Fort Pierce Citizens Academy graduates first class
FORT PIERCE -- The residents of Fort Pierce saw a special class graduation on May 6 that had nothing to do with high school, but there was still learning involved. At the Fort Pierce City Commission meeting, the first class of the Fort Pierce Citizen Academy received certificates of completion and City pins. "Graduates ...
Hospital CEO announces retirement
FORT PIERCE -- Rodney Smith, CEO of Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute, announced his retirement on May 10. Mr. Smith has been with Lawnwood Regional Medical Center for five years and will officially retire on July 31. "I have had the privilege of working with an extraordinary Board of...
Shelter announces half-price adoption fee event in honor of Memorial Day
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- In honor of Memorial Day, the Humane Society of St. Lucie County is offering adoptable pets to the community for 50 percent off the normal adoption fee, beginning Saturday, May 11, through close of business at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, May 27. The HSSLC's normal adoption fees range from $50 to $100. During this ...
Wildcats take championship
The Treasure Coast Wildcats 10U team won the Florida Premier 10U travel ball championship May 4 in Lantana. The Wildcats went undefeated this year in Florida Premier League play at 12-0, and won their semifinal game against the Stuart Steelers 8-0. They went on to win the championship game in dramatic fashion with a w...
Man charged with arranging sex with a minor posts bail
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- A Port St. Lucie man employed in Indian River County arrested and charged with two felonies relating to seeking sex from a minor posted a $500,000 bond and was released from Indian River County Jail on May 3. Undercover detectives arrested and charged Jerry Norman, 47, with travel...
College and research institute announce intern program
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- Indian River State College and Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies have launched an innovative new work-study internship program that engages students in cutting-edge bioscience research while they earn a paycheck and receive a $1,250 per semeste...
Hometown News takes 13 awards in national, state contests
The results are in from not one, but two newspaper competitions, and Hometown News brought home a combined total of 13 awards. "These awards illustrate the dedication and commitment the Hometown News team has, not only to their customers, but to the community as well," said Lee Mooty, general manager of Hometown News. "We look forw...
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 Friday and Saturday at the Relay for Life of Fort Pierce at Lawnwood Stadium taking their steps and doing their part to bring awareness to this horrible disease. I have lost too m...
Class will help children deal with dangers
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- The radKIDS program will present children with a unique empowerment tool against attempted abduction, bullying, water safety, fire safety, stranger safety, bike safety and more, according to St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken J. Mascara. In June, children ages 5-12 can participate in the program in St. Lucie Count...
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...
Up & coming
Fishing tournament taking place this weekend The Exchange Club of Indian River Foundation will hold its 37th Annual Blue Water Open Dolphin Mania Charity Fishing Tournament on Saturday, May 18, at 6:30 am. The fish weigh-in takes place by 4:30 p.m. at Fort Pierce City Marina where awards will be presented at 5 p.m. The Treasure Coast-wide dolph...

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