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Wildlife sanctuary puts animals first
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- For some, wildlife is something that can be enjoyed at a zoo or on television. But, for Winnie Burns and her husband, Bob, wildlife is a way of life. "We've been here for 20- years," Mrs. Burns said. "We started out with two rabbit cages and now we have acres dedicated to helping...
Economic damage from water run-off devastates area
TREASURE COAST -- Some bearing signs and homemade T-shirts begging government to "Save our Rivers" are fighting for the health of an ecosystem. Some are fighting for the ability to return to normal water-based recreation. Some are fighting for their very livelihood. Thousands bombarded the beaches in Stuart an...
New teacher, new year
Karen Lowry of Port St. Lucie goes through the Tunnel of Hope For New Teachers of St. Lucie County at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center on Monday, Aug. 5. Karen Lowry will be joining the ESE department in North Port K8 School in Port St. Lucie. The Tunnel of Hope is organized by the Round Table of St. Lucie County...
Researchers find increased levels of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in lagoon
FORT PIERCE -- Preliminary research from FAU Harbor Branch scientists has uncovered an increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the Indian River Lagoon. The study compared water samples taken from two locations in the lagoon in June 2011, 2012 and 2013. Data indicates a sizeable increase in the amount of bacteria present t...
Teachers, administrators ready for new school year
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- With the excitement of each new school year comes intense preparation from teachers and administrators in hopes that this year will be as, if not more, successful than lasts. The St. Lucie County School District begins the 2013-14 school year on Aug. 19, with approximately 41,000...
Getting ready for class
From left, Marcello, 2, and Felix, 5, with their father, Humberto Ramirez of Port St. Lucie, at the Choose My Plate booth working out what foods combine to make a healthy meal with Madetric Wood, an advanced registered nurse practitioner, of Fort Pierce....
Breakfast, physical activity help students excel
TREASURE COAST -- As students prepare to go back to school, it's important to make sure your child doesn't miss out on the most important meal of the day, breakfast. Having breakfast is not only critical to a child's overall nutrition; it can also play a key role in enhancing academic performance. A recent study reinforces the "...
Looking forward to another school year
At the Healthy Families booth Baltasia Durden of Port St. Lucie hands out supplies to Linsey Bellefort, 6, and sister Fancy, 7, while Josiah Roc of Port St. Lucie, far right, looks on....
Parents urged to remember vaccines as children return to school
TREASURE COAST -- As parents begin preparations for the new school year, the Florida Department of Health is urging parents to make sure their children's immunizations are up to date. Certain immunizations and a recent physical are required for school entry into kindergarten. Students entering the seventh grade are required to ...
Having fun at National Night Out
Emily Caswell, 5, of Port St. Lucie, pets the Fort Pierce Police Department's K-9, Tabago, a 21 month old German Shepherd, after a demonstration. The Fort Pierce Police Department celebrates the 30th anniversary of National Night Out at Sandhill Shores in Fort Pierce on Tuesday, August 6. National Night Out is a...
College launches virtual campus
TREASURE COAST -- New for the opening of the 2013 Fall Semester, Indian River State College is launching the Virtual Campus with expanded opportunities and flexibility to earn a college degree. Beginning Aug. 26, IRSC will offer four degree programs entirely ...
Need to know
Send in your In Season submissions Attention, area nonprofits, studios, galleries, museums, playhouses, historical sites, symphonies, community clubs and support groups: The deadline for submission of your organization's events in the Hometown News' In Season section this year, which will cover October 2013 through April 2014, will be Saturday,...

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