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Advocates place priority on victim's rights
TREASURE COAST -- For Lane Frye, Julie Stoyka and the other Victim's Rights Advocates who serve the 19th Circuit, it's more than just a job, it's giving hope and help to those who need it most. Ms. Frye and Ms. Stoyka are certified rape crisis counselors who are available to victims of sexual assault any time of the day ...
In memory
St. Lucie County Firefighters place flags in the ground at CASTLE in memory of the children who lost their lives to abuse last year. Each flag represents a fallen child....
Inaugural event deemed a success
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- The Hibiscus Children's Center Inaugural Passport to Wine and Dine was held on Friday, Feb. 28 at the Santa Lucia River Club at Ballantrae. This exciting evening had guests visiting seven countries - Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Argentina, Australia and the United States - and enjoying expertly paired wines f...
Triumph over violence
Port St. Lucie business woman Danielle Wymer, Robin Delgado of Fort Pierce, Lorett Fribourg of Stuart, Congressman Patrick Murphy, Alexis Goldberg of Port St. Lucie and Linda Luyendyk-Reed. SafeSpace hosted 'Every Woman is My Sister', their spring fundraising event at Willoughby Golf Club in Stuart, on March 22,...
Hadley receives life sentence
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- After more than two years of court dates, depositions, postponements and testimony, Tyler Hadley finally learned his fate. Judge Robert R. Makemson, who described the crimes as "heinous, brutal and premeditated," handed down the life without parole sentence to Hadley after both prosecution and defense...
Beach-nesting shorebirds need peace and quiet to survive
TREASURE COAST -- During spring and summer on Florida beaches, shorebirds build nests out of sand and shells and hatch chicks that can barely be seen. So well-camouflaged are the nests, eggs and chicks of shorebirds like the snowy plover that they can easily be stepped on or missed unless people know to watch out for them. The...
Helping to restore the reef
Volunteers formed an assembly line, passing bags of oyster shells to be stacked creating an oyster bed. The Oyster Reef Deployment saw 28 volunteers deploy 340 modules in 45 minutes, restoring 240 square feet of oyster reef at the Indian River Lagoon behind Fort Pierce Riverwalk Center on Saturday, March 15. The...
Gardens to host free lecture
PORT ST. LUCIE -- The Friends of the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens invite gardening enthusiast's to the third "Lecture Series @ The Gardens" event of 2014 as "Native Alternatives for Invasive Ornamentals in Florida," on Wednesday, April 2, from 7- 9 p.m. Speaking on the topic will be Dr. Sandra Wilson, Professor of Environm...
New flood app brings safety information to mobile devices
TREASURE COAST -- The American Red Cross announced its new Flood App to help save lives and reduce losses from floods and flash floods. This free app gives iPhone, iPad and Android smart phone users instant access to local and real-time information, so they know what to do before, during and after a flood. The content is avail...
How to shuck an oyster
Fort Pierce resident Jeff Barden shucks an oyster at the Inlet Grill Tent to sample at the Sandy Shoes and Taste of Seafood festival....
Breakfasts to raise awareness for foster care
MARTIN COUNTY -- The Junior League of Martin County and Devereux Community Based Care of Okeechobee & the Treasure Coast invite Martin County residents to a Community Breakfast - If Each One Could Reach One, at 8:00 a.m., April 16, at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, in Stuart. The breakfast is complimentary and open to everyone t...
Taking it to the hoop
Tyrek Thompson, No. 13, and Zack Moen, No. 32, of Allapattah Flats Middle School try to block Myles Youngblood, No. 5, of Samuel Gaines Academy as he jumps for the hoop during the Middle School Championship competition game at Fort Pierce Central High School on Saturday, March 22. Allapattah Flats won with a sco...
Kayak seminar to return April 12
STUART -- The fifth annual Katch Em Up! Kayak Fishing Seminar is returning to Stuart just in time to launch the kayak fishing season for 2014. Want to learn the secrets of catching more fish from a kayak? The Katch Em Up! Kayak Fishing Seminar will be held this year on Saturday, April 12, from 11 a.m. until all the secrets to ...
Sandy shoes time
Port St. Lucie residents Asia, left, and Justin Liaw, 13 and 11, make friends with Tornado, a 3-year old ferret from the Paws, Claws and Jaws booth. Main Street Fort Pierce and Above Average Entertainment presented the fourth annual Bev Smith Automotive Group's Taste of the Sea & Sandy Shoes Seafood Festival hel...

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