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Center offers free consults for veterans
For Hometown news FORT PIERCE - Ocean Chiropractic and Health Center is participating in the nationwide campaign, Shop Local for Vets on Friday, Aug. 17. Stop by 805 Virginia Ave., suite 10 in Fort Pierce on Aug. 17 and Ocean Chiropractic and Health Center will give anyone who donates to The Greatest Generations Foundation via text a free 15-mi...
Teens to collect school supplies
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY - DoSomething.org and Staples are teaming up with teen actress and recording artist Bella Thorne, for the fifth annual Staples for Students national school supply drive, to help kids in need, www.staplesforstudents.org. The drive encourages young people to collect school supplies and drop them off at their nea...
Spay, neuter event to be held Aug. 27
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - United Humanitarians will be sponsoring a spay and neuter event in Vero Beach through a local animal hospital. This event will be open to all Indian River, St. Lucie and Okeechobee county pet owners. United Humanitarians will host the event at a reduced cost. The rates will be $40 for cats and $60 for dog...
Registration open for Labor Day run
For Hometown News VERO BEACH - United for Families' sixth annual 5K race to Stop the Tears is scheduled for Labor Day, Sept. 3, at South Beach Park in Vero Beach. This year's event will include timing chips for greater accuracy provided by Runner's Depot. Those who do not register in advance can do so at 6:15 a.m. the day of the run, which begi...
Promotion aims to help turtles
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY - The University of Florida/IFAS St. Lucie County Cooperative Extension has partnered with the St. Lucie County Mosquito Control and Coastal Management Department and students of F.K. Sweet Elementary School in Fort Pierce to develop and produce new sea turtle car window clings to promote reduced lighting on c...
Program teaches forensic science
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY - Over the past five weeks, 27 students in the TRIO/Upward Bound math and science program at Indian River State College used forensic science and chemistry to examine evidence discovered at several crime scenes and accidents. Students participated in various lab experiments to analyze blood, hair and fiber evi...
American Red Cross launches hurricane app
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - The American Red Cross has launched its official hurricane app, putting lifesaving preparedness and safety information in the hands of people who live in, or who visit, hurricane-prone areas. The app provides instant access to information before, during and after a storm that users can share across their socia...
Graduates take next step into high-tech energy
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY - Bright futures await 23 highly skilled graduates of the Power Plant Technology Institute developed by Indian River State College and Florida Power & Light Company in partnership with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. At the July 31 graduation ceremony, Bob Hughes, FP&L St. Lucie nuclear po...
Kickball league begins Sept. 20
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - The Treasure Coast Kickball League, an ultra-social adult coed league, is beginning its fall season on Sept. 20. Games will be held on Thursday evenings for nine-weeks at Pineapple Park in Jensen Beach. Participants can join as an individual, group or start a team. Registration includes a game T-shirt, kick-of...
College taking lead in public service education
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - Through the new National Preparedness Institute, Indian River State College is taking the lead in public service education with up-to-the-minute training and consulting services in the public service sectors of law enforcement, homeland security, fire, emergency management, legal assisting and human services. T...
College, center join forces
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - The Small Business Development Center at Indian River State College and the Treasure Coast Chapter of SCORE have agreed to collaborate in provision of services to enhance business success. The SBDC at IRSC provides workshops, training courses, no-cost business consulting, and customized assistance to help a sm...
New wellness coverage in effect
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - Women's Health Specialists is urging area women to begin now to learn more about important changes in wellness coverage under the Affordable Care Act. The new wellness coverage began Aug. 1. "We are urging our patients and women throughout the region to become familiar with provisions of the Affordable Care Act ...
Robert 'Bob' Bullock Robert "Bob" Bullock, 87, of Fort Pierce, died July 31. Arrangements by Haisley Funeral & Cremation Service. Margaret Evans Margaret Evans, 74, of Fort Pierce, died July 20, 2012. Arrangements are under the direction of Haisley Funeral & Cremation Service. Joan Charles Gallagher Joan Charles Gallagher, of Fort Pierc...
Affordable before, after school care available
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY - The Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie County's Kidstops currently have openings for before- and after-school care for children age kindergarten through 12 year. These programs are located in the cafeterias in children's schools and are affordably priced. Boys & Girls Clubs provide a safe place to learn and grow...
Hospital hopes to expand, renovate emergency department
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY - St. Lucie Medical Center has initiated a capital project that will expand and renovate the facility's emergency department, significantly enhancing the facility's emergency service line. Construction will commence later this year, and completion of the project is anticipated in fall 2013. "We are committed t...
Program offers ways to save money, help environment
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY - Residents have access to a new Park & Ride lot located at the county administration complex, at 2300 Virginia Ave. The purpose is to encourage and support residents to carpool and share rides with others, rather than using multiple vehicles. Residents can leave their vehicles in the available spaces and then...
Teachers participate in oyster workshop
For Hometown news ST. LUCIE COUNTY - More than a dozen St. Lucie County teachers participating in the Smithsonian's teacher institute workshop created and deployed more than 400 oyster reef modules as part of the county's oyster reef restoration program. Fifteen teachers taking part in the workshop spent two days in early August placing oyster ...
Tournament slated for Sept. 22
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - The second annual golf tournament to raise money for the Austin Erlanger memorial scholarship will be held Sept. 22 at noon at Indian Pines Golf Club. The shotgun scramble tournament will include a practice range prior to the start of the tournament, complimentary water and beer during the tournament, lunch, p...
Clubs & Classes in the Fort Pierce area
Clubs and organizations . AARP senior community service employment program: The employment program offers free training and assistance in getting a job for qualifying seniors who are 55 or older on a limited income, and living in Martin or St. Lucie counties. Call (772) 223-2653 or (772) 462-6149. . American Legion Post 40: Hall rental is availab...
Port St. Lucie Community Notes
Society seeking members The Singletarian Society of Martin and St. Lucie counties are looking for new members between 57 and 70. Members must be widows, widowers or divorced. Meets second Thursday of every month. Call (772) 398-2345 for more information. Library continues art program The Morningside Branch Library hosts the "Walls of Art" progr...
Record breaking unclaimed property returns recorded
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - More than $211 million in unclaimed cash and property was returned to Floridians during 2011-12, nearly 12 percent more than the previous fiscal year. Last year, the Bureau of Unclaimed Property approved nearly 300,000 claims to reunite Floridians with their unclaimed property. "During these challenging economi...
Clubs & Classes in the Port St. Lucie area
Clubs and organizations . AD/HD Support Group: The meetings are at K.C. Chung Tae Kwon Do, Darwin Square, 3211 S.W. Port St. Lucie Blvd. For information, call (772) 879-1011. . Air Force Sergeants Association: Treasure Coast Chapter 564 meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the DAV Hall, 1350 S.W. California Blvd., Port St. Luc...
Fort Pierce Community Notes
Society seeking members The Singletarian Society of Martin and St. Lucie counties are looking for new members between 57 and 70. Members must be widows, widowers or divorced. Meets second Thursday of every month. Call (772) 398-2345 for more information. Class for dads The Nurturing Father's class is offered free to all St. Lucie County men by ...

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