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Tips to prevent backpack pain
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - There are ways to prevent children from developing an injury due to an overloaded backpack. As children head back to school, it is important to make sure they are properly carrying their school supplies in order to prevent muscle fatigue and strain. The following tips are recommended to prevent injury: .Use a ba...
Safety check list prepared for seniors
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - Older adults may be among the most vulnerable victims when hurricanes strike. That's why Home Instead Senior Care has issued a disaster safety preparation checklist to help prepare seniors for the possibility of weather emergencies. "We know that a disaster can be deadly for some seniors because of physical an...
Animal center seeks donations
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY - Through Sept. 14, boxes will be placed around the community to help collect supplies for the animals at Creature Safe Place, a nonprofit, wildlife rehabilitation sanctuary and exotic animal refuge. Once a year, Creature Safe Places asks for donations of cleaning supplies, bleach, vinegar, laundry and dish so...
Celebration to include boat tours, hands-on activities
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY - Everyone is invited to join in on the country-wide celebration of National Estuaries Day with the Smithsonian and dozens of local organizations on Sept.29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Smithsonian is hosting a free family-friendly community event at Museum Pointe Park, 420 Seaway Drive between the Aquarium and ...
Pregnant women urged to protect against virus
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - Women's Health Specialists is urging women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant to take extra vigilance in protecting themselves from the West Nile virus during the current national outbreak of the virus. Preventive measures are recommended during mosquito season or any time there is a West Nile virus o...
Obituaries
Hector De Paula Arias Hector De Paula Arias, 74, of Fort Pierce, died Aug. 22, 2012. Arrangements by Haisley Funeral & Cremation Service. Eugene 'Gino' Caccamo Eugene "Gino" Caccamo, 83, of Fort Pierce, died Aug. 28, 2012. Arrangements by Haisley Funeral & Cremation Service. George A. Couden George A. Couden, 92, of Fort Pierce, died Aug. 21,...
Community joins forces to beautify nonprofit's headquarters
For Hometown News FORT PIERCE - For the Solar and Energy Loan Fund, implementing Florida-friendly landscaping at its headquarters in Fort Pierce means the organization is being true to its roots. SELF's mission is to promote green solutions by providing residents with low-interest loans and expertise for energy efficient improvements. The lands...
Nebulizers needed for shelter kittens
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY - The Humane Society of St. Lucie County wants the community to know that kittens, many of whom suffer respiratory issues in their early days, benefit from the use of nebulizers to open their airways and recovery quickly from colds. The society will accept used or unused nebulizers to assist the felines while t...
Group fills backpacks for needy children
For Hometown news ST. LUCIE COUNTY - Many children in the county will return to school this fall without basic school supplies. On Aug. 11, Premier Wellness Centers teamed up with the Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie County and held a school supply drive to help fill the backpacks for club Members. For those who donated school supplies and to ens...
County to add more buses
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY - In 2011, the county received State of Good Repair grant funds of $4.5 million from the Federal Transit Administration to purchase 12 replacement buses. The new, high-tech buses rolled out this month can be seen on all of the six fixed routes in the county, including the Treasure Coast Connector and the Port ...
Motorcycle big prize at golf tournament
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - Planning for the fifth annual charity golf tournament to benefit Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services is in full swing. The tournament is scheduled for Oct. 13 at the Club Med Sandpiper Bay Golf Club in Port St. Lucie. Registration, including a continental breakfast, will begin at 7:45 a.m. followed by a shotgun...
Health officials warn against mosquito-borne diseases
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - Due to recent floodwaters, Florida Department of Health officials are emphasizing the importance of residents and visitors protecting themselves against mosquito-borne diseases. To prevent mosquitoes from living and multiplying around homes or businesses: .Drain water from garbage cans, buckets, pool covers, c...
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...
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 ...
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...

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