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Clerk to wed couples at annual wedding
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- Several local couples will share Valentine's Day nuptials during a joint ceremony performed by Clerk Joe Smith. Twenty lovebirds are being given the opportunity to get married at the clerk's annual group wedding ceremony at Fairwinds Golf Course in Fort Pierce. A wedding cake, roses, floral arrangemen...
Treasure hunter has his eyes on the prize
FORT PIERCE -- Bob Bouchlas isn't giving up. Approximately 35 years ago, while lobster diving off the coast of the Bahamas, Mr. Bouchlas, known around these parts as Capt. Bob, found evidence of the shipwreck of the Nuestra Senora de las Maravillas, a Spanish galleon that sank in the 17th century. Aboard the ship was mor...
Waste Pro rolls out single-stream recycling bins
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - In early March, Waste Pro will begin delivering new 64-gallon, single-stream recycling bins to customers in Port St. Lucie and unincorporated St. Lucie County. The new bins feature wheels to make it easier to put recyclables out to the curb. Plus, residents no longer need to separate the various recyclable m...
A day in the life
Goofy Grapefruit 4 H Club members Madison Adkins, 8, of Fort Pierce and Estrella Dye, 9, of Port St. Lucie, learn how hand made baskets were used in food preparation. Pioneer Family Days, held at Heathcote Botanical Gardens in Fort Pierce on Saturday, Feb.8, gives children the opportunity to learn and experience...
Business recovers after fire
FORT PIERCE -- Jim Hoover hasn't let a fire stop him from providing the best audio visual service on the Treasure Coast. Not long after Mr. Hoover left work at Installation Station one evening last November, he received a call saying the alarms at his shop were going off. By the time he got back, much of what he'd worked h...
A small taste of the Big Easy
McColley Brothers Proper Band from Fort Pierce performs opening night of the Taste of New Orleans Blues & Brews Festival. From left Floyd McColley, on guitar, Bud Reid on drums and Johnny McColley, bass and vocals. The festival was held at Fisherman's Wharf in Fort Pierce to benefit the Max Cure Foundation on Fe...
City's past brought to life
PORT ST. LUCIE -- The Port St. Lucie Historical Society in partnership with the Port St. Lucie Downtown Lions Club gifted 50 history books, Port St. Lucie at 50, and 50 DVDs of the docudrama City of Dreams to the St. Lucie County Public School District at a January meeting in Fort Pierce. The items are for permanent use in all...
Exploring an extra large heart
St. Lucie Medical Center's Cardiac Lab Technician Julie Hayer and Cindy Jollie, RN of Hobe Sound take a walk through the huge inflated heart with Chief Operating Officer Jyric Sims. The Treasure Coast Health System brings the Mega Heart XL, the world's first and most realistic portable, inflatable walk-through...
Port St. Lucie ranks as one of the 25 Best Places to Retire in 2014
PORT ST. LUCIE -- For the third time since October, Port St. Lucie has been ranked as a top place to live or do business, with a new Forbes.com list now naming the city as one of the 25 Best Places to Retire in 2014. The new listing cites Port St. Lucie's "Warm coastal climate, above average air quality, cost of living 5 perce...
Community loses longtime businessman
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- E. Brett Culpepper, 65, of Port St. Lucie, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. He was born in St. Petersburg on Dec.25, 1948, to the late Robert and Blanche Culpepper. Brett graduated from St. Petersburg High School and received a degree in civil engineering from the University of Florida in 1971. He marr...
Butterfly kisses dance
Hope Closet 4 Children, a community program of Grace Way Village, held their second annual Butterfly Kisses Father-Daughter Dance at Pelican Yacht Club in Fort Pierce on Sunday, Feb. 9. Last year the committee raised $10.000. Rihanna and Remeece Barjon, 5 and 7, dance with their dad, Frank Tolbert, all of Fort P...
Free course for grandparents
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- According to the 2010 Census, more than 4 million children under age 18 are living in households headed by their grandparents. Locally, close to 3,000 grandparents are currently serving as primary guardians for their grandchildren. The Children's Services Council of St. Lucie County understands how differen...
Love your heart in February and year-round
February is dedicated to raising awareness to the number one killer of men and women in the United States, heart disease. It is most appropriate that it is aligned with the month most associated with love. Along with the pink and red boxes of candy and Valentine's Day cards, you will also notice mes...
Dance fun
Twins Abigail and Kaitlyn, 5, dance with their dad, Steven Kane, at the Butterfly Kisses father/daughter dance.....
Alzheimer's Community Care annual luncheon taking place Feb. 28
TREASURE COAST -- Alzheimer's Community Care is hosting the 12th annual Treasure Coast Luncheon on Feb. 28, at Mariner Sands Country Club. The much-anticipated event is from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. inside Mariner Sands luxurious_ clubhouse and will feature CBS12 News Anchor Stephanie Watson as the Mistress of Ceremony. Evelyn & Arthur'...
Need to know
Commissioners seek applicants Fort Pierce City Commissioners are seeking applications from civic-minded residents to serve on various advisory boards and committees, including the current appointment opportunities for the Planning Board and Board of Adjustment. The City of Fort Pierce Planning Board meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p...

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