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A childhood favorite returns with an adult twist
FORT PIERCE -- Everyone remembers grade school, watching the clock and counting the minutes until recess, so you could rush to the baseball field and play a fun-filled game of kickball. For those who still enjoy the game, there are local kickball leagues where teaming up, kicking a homerun and en...
Event at stadium to combine childhood favorites
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- In an effort to increase reading levels and set children on the path to success, the Children's Services Council of St. Lucie County is hosting a fun, yet educational event at Tradition Field. Research shows that by the third grade, students who struggle with reading are less lik...
Art Mundo draws artists from all over
Christine Thomas of Fort Pierce with Lion Fish at Art Mundo in downtown Fort Pierce on Saturday, August 24. The painting will be featured at the upcoming Viva Florida 500 Collaborative Juried Exhibition on that will run from September 20 through October 26 at the Elliott Museum located at 825 NE Ocean Boulevard ...
Gun buy-back nets 121 weapons
FORT PIERCE -- The trade of 121 guns for cash in Saturday's Gun Buy-Back was considered a major achievement this afternoon by Chief R. Sean Baldwin. The Fort Pierce Police Department traded $6,000.00 for the guns on Saturday at three locations and ran out of cash before the people stopped coming. "At about 10:30 a.m. we had run ...
Dance like nobody's watching
Terry Daying and Doug Main of Port St. Lucie dance to the music of the Nouveaux Honkies on Schumacher Stage....
Officials tour stricken lagoon
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - In an effort to review and better understand the further ecological deterioration of the Indian River Lagoon in Martin and St. Lucie Counties, St. Lucie County Commission Chairman Tod Mowery and State Representative Gayle Harrell viewed the situation by helicopter Wednesday. The flight path allowed them to bet...
Fire district honors hero
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- The St. Lucie County Fire District honored Cheryl Lalloo, from the Jessica Clinton Foundation, with the Citizen Hero Award for her efforts to identify cardiac issues in children. Ms. Lalloo lost her daughter, Jessica Clinton, when Jessica was in high school. She died of an undiagnosed heart condition when she...
Citizens warned to protect against mosquitoes
MARTIN COUNTY -- Three additional cases of dengue fever were confirmed today bringing the total to seven locally acquired cases in the Rio and Jensen Beach area. The Florida Department of Health in Martin County issued a health alert for mosquito-borne illness. Dengue Fever (pronounced den' gee) is a disease transmitted to human...
Scout roundup
The St. Lucie County Sheriff's Department K9, Gunner, a five-year-old Belgian Malinois, gets some loving pats from 10 year olds Kristy and Mark Aston of Port St. Lucie at The Treasure Coast Boy Scout Roundup and Monster Car Show, which was held at St. Lucie Lanes in Port St. Lucie on Saturday, Aug. 24....
County seeking Leadership Class 32 participants
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- The St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for the 2014 Leadership Class. In its 31st year, Leadership St. Lucie selects up to thirty applicants to take part in a 2-year program intended to increase individual and community leadership skills and awareness. Selections are made based upo...
College joins initiative to support troops
TREASURE COAST -- In line with a long-standing commitment to veterans, Indian River State College has signed on to a national initiative to promote veteran-friendly policies for college students. IRSC provides a wide range of services for veterans including assistance obtaining financial aid and certifying enrollment for the Mon...
City to meet to discuss development of park
FORT PIERCE -- The City of Fort Pierce is currently applying to the Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program for funding to complete Phase I of a 2-phase project to develop the Police Athletic League Park, located at 903 South 21st Street, Fort Pierce. Citizens ar...
Visiting the health fair
Araceli Orozco holds her son 2-month-old Axel and watches as Indian River County Crime Prevention volunteer, Mike Molloy takes a fingerprint to give to her for safe keeping. The Orozco's were among the 200 or so local residents to take part in the Treasure Coast Community Health Fair in Vero Beach Wednesday, Aug. 1...
Algae growth crippling Indian River Lagoon system
The St. Johns River Water Management District updated area residents Wednesday, Aug. 21, on efforts to combat environmental problems in Indian River Lagoon, Mosquito Lagoon and Banana River Lagoon. About 45 concerned citizens attended the meeting at Edgewater City Hall. William J. Tredik led off the semin...
Need to know
Junior basketball readies for winter season The Parks & Recreation Department will offer parents the convenience of online registration for the 2013-14 Junior Basketball Winter Basketball program. Residents are encouraged to review the online instructions in advance so they will be ready to register when registration goes live at 8 a.m. on Sept. ...

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