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Teen named National Intel semifinalist for cutting-edge cancer research
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- Robert Bacchus Jr., 17, a senior at Lincoln Park Academy, is one of 300 students nationwide to be named an Intel Science Talent Search Semifinalist. The Intel STS 2014 is the nation's most prestigious pre-college science competition, bringing together the best and brightest young scientific minds to compete...
Soldier able to see his son's birth from across the world via Skype
For one Treasure Coast couple, the joy of finding out they were expecting a baby was tempered with the realization that the father-to-be would not be present for the delivery. Sergeant Daniel Rasik was half way around the world serving with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan when his wife, Genevieve, was due to give birth....
Fort Pierce Police introduces new armored vehicle
FORT PIERCE -- After hours of research and dedicated work, Officer Keith Holmes made it possible for the Fort Pierce Police Department to obtain an armored vehicle through the National Defense Authorization Act. According to the Defense Logistics Agency website, this Act authorizes the Secretary of Defense to transfer excess D...
Taking off with the Falcons
In the 'Run for the Falcons' male open class, Joshua Negron-Santiago, 19, of Port St. Lucie placed first with a time of 18:02.7. The run began and finished at Jensen Beach High School on Friday, Jan. 10, the majority of the proceeds to benefit JBHS's boys Lacrosse team, with 10 percent of the proceeds to go to ...
Legislative members help children
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- A big announcement was made recently by Governor Rick Scott that he had approved $9 million in the state budget for the Boys & Girls Clubs throughout Florida. But long before Governor Scott had the opportunity to approve the budget, Representative Larry Lee was working the legislative process to help get t...
New business occupies vacant building
FORT PIERCE -- A well-known restaurant famous for its double drive-thru, seasoned fries and checkerboard motif has reclaimed its spot on U.S. 1 on New Year's eve. In what was most recently an empty building, which was previously home to a Checkers restaurant a...
'Spelling Bee' takes the stage
Curtain Call Productions presents Tony- winner William Finn's comedy musical "The 25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee", a performance at Flagler Place in historic downtown Stuart on Friday, Jan. 10. Front from left, Andrea Coletti, Terissa Aronson, president/CEO of the St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce, Co...
United Way offers grant to help those impacting the community
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- In order to make the greatest impact on health and human service needs, United Way of St. Lucie County Board of Directors is announced that they will be accepting applications for a one-time $75,000 grant to be awarded in the United Way focus area of income. This special impact grant will be awarded to a no...
Police warn of telephone scam in area
PORT ST. LUCIE -- On Saturday, Jan. 11, the Port St. Lucie Police Department received a report of fraud by impersonation. Police spoke to the victim, whom told the officer that he received a phone call from Lt. Little of the Port St. Lucie Police Department Traffic Division and gave a badge number of 76723. The victim told t...
Treasure hunting with the kids
Anne Vesy, dean of St. Michael's Academy of Little People's Place and Captain Bob Bouchlas, of Fort Pierce, owner of Captain Bob's Place and Historical Museum use puppets to talk to kids about treasure hunting....
History Center opens special exhibit Jan. 18
FORT PIERCE - The St. Lucie County Regional History Center will open its special exhibition "St. Lucie Families -- Crafters of Local History" on Saturday, Jan. 18. Admission is free on this exhibit opening day and the Center will be open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The exhibit runs through June 2014, and showcases an impressive ...
Marathon first of its kind on the Treasure Coast
TREASURE COAST -- Until now, the Treasure Coast has never been home to a full-length marathon and Frank Fender, race director for the Marathon of the Treasure Coast, couldn't be happier about the new event. Many 5k's have been hosted locally, even a half-marathon, but never one offering all 26.2 miles and area runners are ela...
Single stream recycling begins May 1
PORT ST. LUCIE -- Residents will be able to recycle with ease when single stream recycling begins on May 1. This exciting new program is the result of the efforts of the City of Port St. Lucie, St. Lucie County and Waste Pro working together to reduce costs and increase revenue through the added participation in recycling. Sin...
Petting zoo time
Dave Helton of Fort Pierce holds 22-month-old Will so that he may pet a bunny held by Magen Nastai with the Amazing Dream Maker's petting zoo, from Palm City. The fifth annual Little People's Place event was held at Captain Bob's Place and Historical Museum on Seaway Drive in Fort Pierce on Saturday, Jan. 11....
National agency awards funding for public housing
FORT PIERCE -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded nearly $16.3 million in grants nationwide to help public housing residents to gain access to education, job training and employment. The Housing Authority of the City of...
Tips for steering clear of the flu this season
TREASURE COAST -- Flu season is here and more and more people across the country are getting sick. The American Red Cross urges people to get vaccinated now and offers tips everyone can follow to help prevent the spread of the flu. The Centers for Disease Control report, for the week of December 29 to January 4, shows 35 state...
Volunteers needed to create oyster reefs
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- Volunteers are needed to help St. Lucie County create oyster reefs in the Indian River Lagoon around the Fort Pierce Yacht Club on Saturday, Jan. 18, starting at 4 p.m. Volunteers have placed recycled oyster shells, collected from area restaurants and raw bars, into more than 500 mesh bags that now need to ...
Hunting for treasure at the flea market
Myrna Jorgensen, right, introduces a 25-year old red fronted amazon parrot available for adoption to Carla Rohl and her children Portia, 10 and Pearce, 7. The Nautical Flea Market, held at the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, was sponsored by the Port St. Lucie Anglers Club and Botanical Gardens in Port St. Luc...
Chimp sanctuary doors open to members
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- Save the Chimps will host its fifth semi-annual Member Day Event on Jan.26. Members from across the country have an opportunity to tour the world's largest chimpanzee sanctuary to catch a glimpse of nearly 300...
Need to know
County to hire temporary aquatics positions The St. Lucie County Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department is currently accepting applications for more than 30 temporary aquatics positions for the upcoming summer season. Available positions will include: Lifeguards, water safety instructors, program clerks and assistant pool managers. St. Lu...

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