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County fair opens Feb. 28
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- It's that time of year again... Cotton candy and elephant ears, Ferris wheels and giant swings and let's not forget steers, climbing goats, concerts and hypnotists. All of this, and more, will be making its way to St. Lucie County as the fair takes over Feb. 28 - March 9...
Music, sunshine and the stuff dreams are made of
Phillip Wyse, 2, of Fort Pierce completes the jumping and balancing course on the Fun Bus. The third annual Dream Fest, hosted by Food Truck Invasion at River Walk in downtown Fort Pierce on Saturday, Feb. 15 with proceeds to benefit All Dream Center Treasure Coast. Dream Center is a nonprofit organization that...
Celebrate Spring: We want your event listings
Attention, organizations, churches, theatres, galleries, museums, nonprofits, clubs and businesses: Hometown News is putting together a calendar listing for its upcoming Celebrate Spring publication, and we need your help. If you have an upcoming event that you'd like to promote that will take place between April 1, 2014, and Sept. 30, 2014, plea...
Free home energy makeovers available
FORT PIERCE -- The City of Fort Pierce, in partnership with the Fort Pierce Utilities Authority, is providing free home energy makeovers for qualifying families in Fort Pierce through the Weatherization Education Outreach Program. FPUA estimates that these upgrades as well as good water conservation practices will equate to f...
A horrifyingly good time
Front row from left, Dowap girls Stephanie Blanch, 18, as Chiffon, Katie Larmon, 15, as Ronnette and Silvina Blanch, 17, as Crystal, back row from left Omar Guerrero, 18, as Mushinik, Kaylee Hull, 17, as Audrey, Bryson Mitchell, 17, as Seymour, and Alexander Hernandez, 16, as the dentist Orin. The Fort Pierce C...
Students represent area at STEM conference
TREASURE COAST -- It's not often that colleges fight for high school students who aren't star athletes, but that's precisely what happened to three Treasure Coast academics last week. Evan MacKay, 17, from Vero Beach High School; Jing Lin, 17, from South Fork High School; and Kareena Bachan, 17, from Fort Pi...
Area welcomes new college
FORT PIERCE -- Virginia College's state-of-the-art campus is ready to take on the newest batch of eager college students. The 74,000-square foot building, which once housed a bank's operation center on U.S. 1, has been transformed into a cutting-edge educat...
You may kiss the bride
Clifford James Newman gives his bride, Patricia Ann Rowan, both 73, a kiss after the ceremony. The couple started first grade together in 1947 in Buckhannon, W.Va., and after fourth grade Patricia and her family moved away. In 1959 they graduated from high school together. The Newman's met again at a monthly hig...
Teen drivers invited to improve driving skills
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- St. Lucie County licensed teen drivers can improve their defensive driving skills by taking the "Teen Driver Challenge" on April 10 and 12. "The number one killer of American teen-agers is car crashes," said Sheriff Ken Mascara. "That is why the Sheriffs of Florida developed the Teen Driver Challenge progra...
Music in the sunshine
Keelan band members Rene Rivera, drums, Keelan O'Carroll, vocals and guitar, Joey Mazzola, lead guitar, all of West Palm Beach, and, on bass Cory O'Carroll of Fort Pierce, preparing to perform....
Financial aid help available
TREASURE COAST -- Cash for College at Indian River State College is a one-day event to help new and returning students obtain financial aid for college. The event will be held on Saturday, March 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at all IRSC campuses and the IRSC Blackburn Educational Building in Fort Pierce. The event is designed to h...
Dyer Difference comes to county
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- When Will and Tatiana Dyer found paradise and arrived in Florida in 2008, they already had a history of philanthropy and community caring from their home in Ohio. As the owners of Dyer Chevrolet, Mazda, Subaru in Vero Beach and passionate about wanting to continue a tradition of community giving and support...
Taking names and striking them out
St. Lucie West Centennial's Ruben Garcia (No. 3) steals second base in spite of the efforts of South Fork High School's Dylan Mawhinney (No. 11) on Tuesday, Feb 11 during the varsity game against South Fork High School at Centennial's baseball field. Centennial's Eagles won 2-1....
College to host dual enrollment sessions
TREASURE COAST-- Dual Enrollment provides an opportunity for high school students to begin working on a college degree for free while finishing high school, saving time and thousands of dollars in college tuition. Indian River State College invites Treasure Coast high school students and their parents to an upcoming Informat...
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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