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Marine station to celebrate World Ocean Day
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - Living next to the ocean, it's sometimes easy to take for granted all the resources that are readily available to St. Lucie County residents every day. One organization, the Smithsonian Marine Station, will be part of an upcoming international celebration of the ocean, and the public is i...
Student surprised by uncle's homecoming
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - May 25 began as a typical day for first-grade student Hunter Shepherd, but it quickly turned into one he will remember for a long time. That's because it was the day his uncle, 26-year-old Joshua Shepherd, came home on leave from the Navy and surprised him and the rest of Pam Pressley's c...
St. Anastasia Grads
Andrew Brancaccio, Joseph Slack and Jake Celidonio at the St. Anastasia Catholic School graduation Friday, May 25....
Program designed to steer youth on right path
FORT PIERCE - Although they may have had problems in the past, teenagers Brett Skelly, 17, and Jamaal Commander, 17, were all smiles recently. They were the first two graduates of a new program aimed at steering youth into a more positive path in life. Brett said after attending the program, he's better a...
Council votes to end project
Ravenswood center not to be By Dawn Krebs dkrebs@hometownnewsol.com PORT ST. LUCIE - A hurricane season damaged the Ravenswood Community Center beyond repair almost eight years ago. But it was the winds of the economy that blew away any remaining chances the center had of being rebuilt. During its May 14 meeting, the Port St. Lucie City Council ...
Last original PSL officer retires
PORT ST. LUCIE - When Police Chief Brian Reuther retired at the end of May, he left a department vastly different from the one he helped develop from infancy 31 years ago. "I'm the last one," he said of the original nine police officers when the department opened in 1980. Until then, Port St. Lucie, which...
Man arrested after chase involving gunshots
By Jay Meisel meisel@hometownnewsol.com ST. LUCIE COUNTY - A Port St. Lucie man led authorities on a wild chase in Fort Pierce last week, which involved a trek through a football field, a school being placed on lock down, patrol cars being rammed, gunshots and an attempt to run over a deputy, authorities said. Marco Robert Margolis, 41, 2161 S....
St. Lucie County student earns national scholarship
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - At the Fort Pierce Central High School scholarship night on May 21, more than 100 seniors gathered to be honored for their academic and athletic accomplishments. Scholarships totaling more than $1.2 million were handed out from local organizations, such as the Woman's Club of Fort Pierce ...
Students recognized for helping disabled student
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - In a decade, Cody Garcia plans to visit the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office and seek employment. Cody, 15, a student at Southern Oaks Middle School in Port St. Lucie, announced his plan after St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara said Cody appears to have the right stuff and should com...
Forum focuses on poverty
By Dawn Krebs dkrebs@hometownnewsol.com ST. LUCIE COUNTY - Two years ago, a roundtable made up of community leaders in St. Lucie County came together to discuss one of the biggest threats to children's success: poverty. The results were sobering. According to the information gathered, St. Lucie County was one of the fastest growing areas in the U...
Arrests made at convenience stores for sale of synthetic marijuana
By Jay Meisel meisel@hometownnewsol.com ST. LUCIE COUNTY - A 19-year-old Port St. Lucie teenager who used to be fit and energetic today suffers from seizures and will need an operation for a brain tumor, his mother said last week. All the problems started after he smoked "spice," otherwise known as synthetic marijuana, said the woman, who didn'...
Summer program to keep children fed
By Dawn Krebs dkrebs@hometownnewsol.com ST. LUCIE COUNTY - For children living in poverty, something as simple as eating lunch can be a challenge. During the school year, students can take advantage of the free and reduced-lunch program to make sure they at least get breakfast and lunch. As the summer months loom, the school district and local or...
Van Duzer Foundation and Boys & Girls Club team up for bike ride to Washington DC
Representatives of the Van Duzer Foundation and Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie County have been practicing for a bicycle ride that will take them from Miami to Washington, D.C., stopping at several Boys & Girls Clubs along the way. The 30-day ride is designed to raise awareness about the importance of blood donations and will take them to a meeting...

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