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Schools see grades decrease despite students' performance
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- Despite students in many cases performing better on the FCAT and other standardized tests compared to 2012, due to multiple changes in the state school grading formula, many St. Lucie Public Schools, mirroring statewide results, saw a drop of at least one letter grade in 2013 compared to last year. High sch...
Youth Police Academy graduates 2013 class
Front left Rakeya Jackson,15, of Fort Pierce, Officer Cheryl Glenn-Reed, camp counselor and Susan Timbo, 15, of Fort Pierce, performing the wobble before the graduation ceremony for the Fort Pierce Police Department's Summer Youth Police Academy, on Friday, July 26. The Youth Police Academy offers two sessions f...
Community garden gets green light
FORT PIERCE -- Soon, residents in Fort Pierce will be able to grow their own vegetables, giving them a source of healthy, nutritious food. The city designated a parcel of land on north Ninth Street as the community garden on July 15. The garden will be given a three-year trial. The area will inclu...
Lots of fun at the community carnival
Jahkai Develly, 4, of Fort Pierce, speeds down the 26-foot waterside at the inaugural Community Carnival, sponsored by the Lincoln Park Main Street Organization. The carnival was held at Dreamland Park in Fort Pierce on Saturday, July 27. Proceeds benefit the Lincoln Park Main Street Program, with the goal of re...
City to conduct city-wide food drive
FORT PIERCE -- The city of Fort Pierce is conducting its annual food drive to benefit Harvest Food and Outreach Center clients from Wednesday, Aug. 7 through Wednesday, Aug. 21. City departments will have a drop box and collect non-perishable items that will be used to stock the emergency pantry at Harvest. Drop boxes will be ...
Plants, bugs and a treasure hunt
Kiaren Ford, 3, of Port St. Lucie gets a plant to care for at the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens 'Plant' event on Saturday, July 27. Kiaren is a Leukemia survivor. He will be 2 years cancer free in September....
Dodge ball tournament kicking off 'Walk a Mile' events
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- The color red no longer applies to just a ball in dodge ball - it also applies to the shoes. On Aug. 21, from 4-10 p.m., Big Apple Pizza and the VanDuzer Foundation are partnering with SafeSpace to kick-off the 2013 Walk a Mile in Her Shoes season in St. Lucie County. Several men from the community are hopi...
Making a surprise landing
St. Lucie Deputy Jeffrey Schoner, far left, and far right, Tactical Flight Officer Grant Thurston lands the St. Lucie Sheriff's helicopter to surprise the FPPD Youth police academy graduation at the Fort Pierce Pal Center on Saturday, July 27....
Webpage launched to keep residents informed about estuary, river
TREASURE COAST -- Recognizing the ecological and economic significance of the St. Lucie River and Estuary, the South Florida Water Management District has launched a new webpage (www.sfwmd.gov/stlucie) to keep residents in Martin and St. Lucie counties updated on information about the river and estuary. The webpage features a ...
Treasure hunting
Alexander Bailey, 7, of Port St. Lucie, finds a nice smelling rose for the treasure hunt at the Port St. Lucie Botanical Garden's 'Plant' event on Saturday, July 27....
Health officials urge residents to avoid contact with wild, stray animals
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- In Florida, raccoons, bats, foxes, and unvaccinated cats are the animals most frequently diagnosed with rabies. Other animals that are at high risk for rabies include skunks, otters, coyotes, bobcats, stray or unvaccinated dogs and ferrets. Typically each year, the county receives reports of suspected rabid...
Carnival time
Zykeria Nestor, 12, gets a piggyback ride from John Metilus, 8, both of Fort Pierce, at the first Lincoln Park community carnival....
Need to know
Keiser hosting open house Keiser University or their programs, there will be a Summer Fest open house Aug. 3, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a Scare Fair on Oct. 30, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be an open forum for all programs August 13 at 3:15 p.m. and Sept. 12 at 3:15 p.m. Keiser University is located at 10330 South U.S. 1, Port St. Lucie. ...

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