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Event scores big for kids
Gary Wilson, chief deputy of the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office bowls a strike for his team during the annual 'Bowl For Kid's Sake' to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Lucie County, held at Super Play in St. Lucie West on Saturday, Sept. 21. ...
Academy offers parents workshops, seminars
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- Parents who struggle with helping his or her child with homework such as algebra and geometry, or find difficulty in encouraging healthy study habits now have a resource to help them combat such issues. Parent Academy, a free resource for St. Lucie County parents, has a full sc...
Golden Hammer winners announced
FORT PIERCE -- Linda Hudson, Fort Pierce Mayor, announced the winners of the Mayor's Golden Hammer Award on Sept. 20, at the monthly Coffee with the Mayor. The award recognizes the efforts of residents and business owners in the Fort Pierce community that have significantly improved their home or business with new construction...
Dance like the stars
The fourth annual Dancing With Our PALs event pairs seven local non-dancers with professionals for 12 weeks of practice before performing at the Sunrise Theatre in downtown Fort Pierce on Saturday, Sept. 24. The event raised money for the Fort Pierce Police Athletic League. Dancing freestyle, Shiela Soler and Me...
Learning new skills
Stuart residents Bradlee Hawpe, 14 and Dylan Demello, 13, scouts with Troop 420, get instructions from Mike Ovens of Fort Pierce on how to safely extinguish a fire. The Treasure Coast District, Boy Scouts of America, conducted an Emergency Response exercise at the Treasure Coast Public Safety Complex at the Indi...
Blood collections resume
TREASURE COAST -- OneBlood collections in Martin County remain halted as a precaution against Dengue Fever. OneBlood resumed blood collections in St. Lucie County effective Sept. 23. As a proactive and precautionary measure, OneBlood temporarily suspended blood collections in Martin and St. Lucie counties after multiple cases of...
Bowling for the sake of the kids
Fort Pierce resident Lilyanna Young, 3, gets some help bowling from her big sister Amy during the annual 'Bowl For Kid's Sake' to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Lucie County, held at Super Play in St. Lucie West on Sept. 21....
Passport to science takes group on tour of facility
FORT PIERCE -- This past summer, Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute offered a summer program through its Friends of Harbor Branch group and Ocean Discovery Center called Passport to Science. A series of 12 films from the PBS series Journey to Planet Earth were shown each Wednesday accompanied b...
County observing national safety day
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- The St Lucie Chapter of National Federation of the Blind will be observing White Cane Safety Day on Oct.15, beginning at 11a.m. at WQCS Radio Station, IRSC, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce. The meeting will begin with Fort Pierce Mayor Hudson reading the White Cane Safety Day Proclamation and the White Ca...
College expands bachelor degree programs
FORT PIERCE -- Indian River State College received unanimous approval from the State Board of Education on Sept. 17 to launch new Bachelor's Degree programs in accounting, elementary education and health care management, expanding IRSC's baccalaureate programs to 23. Classes will begin Jan. 8, 2014, and applications for the ne...
A Tango for two
Daniel Lee of Port St. Lucie and Kristin Vennos of Stuart dance the Tango at the fourth annual Dancing With Our PALs event. Professional dancers were paired with non-dancers for 12 weeks of practice before performing at the Sunrise Theatre in downtown Fort Pierce on Saturday, Sept. 24 to raise money benefiting t...
Meeting raises awareness on labor laws
TREASURE COAST -- Rob Stuart and Maria Gullberg-McCadden, two members of the Treasure Coast Fair Food Chapter, an off-shoot of Interfaith Action, an advocacy group working with the CIW, were hosted by the Treasure Coast NOW chapter of the National Organization for Women at their meeting on Sept. 17 to raise awareness of the pl...
Homicide connected to large quantity of drugs
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The fatal shooting on Sept. 20 of St. Lucie County resident, Dwight Snaith, resulted in a search warrant at the residence where the incident occurred. Detectives were searching for evidence of the homicide and foun...
Celebrating fitness and health
Legendary exercise and fitness guru Richard Simmons led 600 attendees through his warm-up and exercise routine at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center on Sept. 17. The event was sponsored by the Civic Center, Humana and Port St. Lucie Parks and Recreation. Tabatha Woods, left, of Fort Pierce, holds a photo of Richard...
Bank helps nonprofit with donation
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Random Acts of Kindness are ways in which CenterState Bank displays small gestures of caring within the community. Lisa Jill Allison is an acrylic artist, illustrator and author of women's and children's books. Several pieces of her art are currently on display at CenterState Bank. "Lisa is also a strong...
Need to know
Dates announced for Community Yard Sale The St. Lucie County Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department has announced the dates for the 2013-14 Community Yard Sale at Lawnwood Stadium inside the John B. Park Sports Complex. The Community Yard Sale will take place from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Dec. 21, Jan. 11, Feb. 8 and Ma...

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