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Women prove that with determination, anything is possible
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- With determination, anything is possible. And, for two St. Lucie County women, determination has led them toward a goal neither of them expected: receiving their black belts in karate. Under the guidance of Master Fred LaSala, Laurie Keahey and Mary Hills have accomplished more...
Blind man extinguishes fire with help of another; saves resident
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- The St. Lucie County Fire District awarded Tommy Barber and Susan Laney the Citizen Hero Award for their actions in saving a woman from a recent apartment fire. Mr. Barber and Ms. Laney were returning to Ms. Laney's apartment at 707 North 7th Street in Fort Pierce the evening of Sept.7. When they arrived o...
Learning about the digital arts
Students from Vero Beach and Fort Pierce Central High School explore the green screen room during Indian River State College 18th annual Career Exploration event was held at the IRSC main campus in Fort Pierce on Friday, Nov. 22. Great Explorations gives high school students the opportunity to get first hand exp...
Art show, sale to feature Highwaymen paintings
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- With their depiction of wind-bent palm trees, sunsets on the water and beautiful landscapes, 26 African-American artists from the Treasure Coast wrote a chapter for themselves in American art history. Of course, they didn't know it at the time. In that time period in history, the artists were unable to have the...
Collecting toys in the rain
Riders waiting for the rain to stop at the seventh annual St. Lucie County Toy Run sponsored by Best Buy Victory-Polaris in Fort Pierce on Sunday, December 1. Inclement weather reduced attendance to about 200 from the usual 1000 participants. Toy donations are welcomed at Best Buy Victory-Polaris. Toys will be...
Volunteers making a difference
St. Lucie County Firefighters and the Big Heart Brigade volunteers, shown here, cooked over 150 turkeys for those in need this Thanksgiving. Turkeys were donated by the Lawnwood Regional Medical Center, supplemented by turkeys purchased at a reduced price through Walmart. The turkeys and all of the fixings creat...
Employees offered help to stop smoking
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- Tobacco users aren't the only ones paying the cost of their addiction with their health and wallet. St. Lucie County employers are paying the price as well. Employees who smoke can cost businesses more than $6,000 per year when compared to non-smokers. In time for the Great American Smoke Out, which took pl...
Tips for a safe, secure online shopping experience
With the holidays quickly approaching, the Independent Community Bankers of America and Marine Bank & Trust Company offer consumers tips to consider if they are planning to make any of their holiday purchases online. "Even though the holiday season can be quite busy, it's never too busy to ensure that your personal information...
Up for the challenge
David Staples pulls himself up and over the bridge railing during Saturday's SEAL Museum Bridge Challenge in Vero Beach. More than 30 athletes participated in the inaugural SEAL Museum Bridge Challenge. Each competitor jumped from the café's dock, swam 75-yards to a six-inch-wide stainless steel wire cable ladder, ...
Race for a cure
The Fourth Annual Beach 2 Bar 5k, a race from Stuart Beach to Carson's Tavern in Stuart benefitting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on Saturday, November 30. More than 500 signed up with 439 actually participating in the 5k race. For more information about Cystic Fibrosis visit http://www.cff.org/. Ed Ruby, 70, o...
New bride arrested on fraud, grand theft charges
PORT ST. LUCIE -- Port St. Lucie Police arrested a new bride on fraud and theft charges after she used her company's credit cards to fund the nearly $50,000 Hard Rock Café Wedding. On Nov. 25, Port St. Lucie Police Detectives arrested Lareese Michelle Darville on fraud and grand theft charges. The investigation began when one ...
Santa Claus is here
Lorenzo Maiucci, 2, of Port St. Lucie, gives Santa a hug at the sixth annual Festival of Trees at the Court House Cultural Center in downtown Stuart on Saturday, Nov. 23....
Taking care of those who take care of you during the holidays made simple
TREASURE COAST -- Making sure that everyone in your life is smiling during the holidays can be a source of stress. Besides buying presents for the little ones and baking pies for parties at work, making sure that those who provide year-round services are taken care of during the holidays is usuall...
Helping feed those in need
Explorer volunteers Christian Lara, 17, of Port St. Lucie, Cody King, 16, Mark Hollett, 17, and Anthony Macias, 17, of Fort Pierce, warm up corn and beans that were a part of the 1,000 meals prepared by St. Lucie County Firefighters and the Big Heart Brigade for Thanksgiving. ...
Local team heading to World Series
PORT ST. LUCIE -- Baseball is a huge sport not only in Florida but especially in Port St. Lucie. While Little League Baseball only lasts a few months of the year, there is whole other world of Travel Baseball that never ends. Travel Baseball teams are made of the best of the best in a particular area that compete with teams...
Men take a stand against domestic violence
TREASURE COAST - For any person--male or female--walking a mile in 4-inch stiletto heels would be considered a feat (pun intended.) But that didn't stop hundreds of men throughout the Treasure Coast who stepped up to "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" during the 2013 events coordinat...
Have a heart
Big Heart Brigade organizers Lieutenant Ron Sides (ret.), Fire Fighters Joe Payne and Tom Mikovski, Fire Chief Ron Parrish, Deputy Chief Kevin Herndon and Lieutenant Paul Smith, with Lieutenant Ronald Bergeron (ret.), in back, as they prepare to remove the turkeys from the oven....
College introduces new bachelor's degree
TREASURE COAST -- With Indian River State College's introduction of a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, Treasure Coast residents can now complete all the courses they need to become an elementary school teacher within easy driving distance. Registration is now underway, with classes beginning Jan. 8. "Busy Treasure C...
Need to know
Libraries offer fatherhood program The monthly Father and Child Connection program continues at St. Lucie County Branch Libraries, providing a chance for men to share their experiences and learn from others how to be a better father. Eric Seibenick, program specialist for the Early Learning Coalition of St. Lucie County's Father and Child Conn...

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