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Washington ride promotes giving blood
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - Scott Van Duzer is seeing red and what he's doing about it has the Boys and Girls Club of St. Lucie County seeing it, too. Mr. Van Duzer and his nonprofit, the Van Duzer Foundation, has teamed with the Boys and Girls Club to raise awareness about the importance of giving blood. Members of...
Fort Pierce steadily grew during the last 10 years
FORT PIERCE - Over the years, Fort Pierce's downtown had deteriorated to the point of being a virtual ghost town. The resurgence of the downtown, city leaders say, is one of the major events affecting Fort Pierce during the past decade. Two major parts ...
Bike facilities to be built downtown
FORT PIERCE - Despite not receiving a matching grant, the Fort Pierce City Commission unanimously approved building two bicycle facilities in the downtown area of the city during the June 4 meeting. The facilities will be built in the parking garage and by the downtown waterfront area. The cost of the proje...
Port St. Lucie sees growth, development in 10 years
PORT ST. LUCIE - Ten years ago in 2002, Gregory Oravec was director of the community redevelopment agency and JoAnn Faiella began working for the Port St. Lucie Police Department as a police service aide. Since then, the now city manager and mayor, respectively, along with thousands of other residents, have...
Road project to undergo noise study
PORT ST. LUCIE - The Crosstown Parkway extension project will undergo a noise abatement survey and cultural assessment survey as its next step toward completion. At the June 11 Port St. Lucie City Council meeting, councilors unanimously approved an additional $50,500 to complete the two surveys. The additio...
Man accused of molesting two girls in stores
PORT ST. LUCIE - A Jensen Beach man was arrested last week after being accused of inappropriately touch two girls in separate incidents at Wal-Mart and Publix. Jackie Lee Wheeler III, 28, of 3121 S.E. Savannah Road, was charged with two counts of lewd/lascivious molestation involving children under age 12...
Tattoo studio owner has seen good, bad times
When I first arrived in Fort Pierce in 1978, Interstate- 95 ended in Fort Pierce. Along with my late ex-husband, we opened the first and only tattoo studio Skin-Art Tattoo on U.S. 1 in Fort Pierce. Hurricane David came through and the protection was using masking tape and plywood on the jalousie wind...
Three candidates for police chief still want job after city visit
PORT ST. LUCIE - Three candidates for Port St. Lucie police chief said after a forum last week they will not tolerate any favoritism involving drunken driving arrests. They also said after visiting Port St. Lucie, taking tours and going on ride-alongs with officers they still wanted the job. As of Monday ...
Happy birthday, HTN!
Ten years ago, I got a phone call that changed my life. It was an invitation to be managing editor of Hometown News. I thought I knew what the project would entail: start a group of community newspapers from the ground up. My job would be to design the ...
Fitness competition
Danielle Gajewski of Port St. Lucie scores points for her team at Samson's Gym during a boot camp competition Saturday, June 16 in St. Lucie West. The gym staff will hold a beach boot camp Saturday, June 23 at South Beach in Fort Pierce. Participants compete for $5 per person with the proceeds benefiting the Van ...
Jail gets body scan to check for contraband
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - A Port St. Lucie woman who was previously caught trying to hide drugs in her bra while being booked into the jail tried to do the same thing last week, authorities said. But what she didn't know when she put morphine pills into a plastic finger from a glove and inserted it inside her bo...
Realtors merge to form new partnership
TREASURE COAST - Three generations of two pioneer real estate families have combined their history into the largest regional real estate company on the Treasure Coast. Coldwell Banker Paradise Ed Schlitt Realtors (www.FLColdwellBanker.com) merged with Hoyt C. Murphy Realtors. The merger created nine offices...

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