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Annual golf tourney to take place 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. All monies raised are used toward an annual scholarship awarded to a graduating Vero Beach High School senior member of the school choir or show chorus to help ...
Scouts to host car wash
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - The Boy Scouts of America, Gulf Stream Council, will present an inaugural, council-wide car wash on Sept. 15. More than 75 separate Boy Scout troops, Cub Scout packs, Venture Crews (co-ed) and Sea Scouts Ships (co-ed) will host their unit "Car Wash for Scouting" event at numerous locations throughout Palm Beac...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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...
Volunteers help spruce up sanctuary
For Hometown News FORT PIERCE - More than 50 Wal-Mart associates volunteered to paint buildings on Sept. 7 and 10 to spruce things up in advance of Save the Chimps Sanctuary's member day event. STC is the world's largest chimpanzee sanctuary, located in Fort Pierce, and is home to nearly 300 chimpanzees that have been rescued from research labo...
Obituaries
Anthony M. Golub Anthony M. Golub, 56, of Port St. Lucie, died Aug. 30, 2012. Arrangements by All County Funeral Home & Crematory. Dorothea Kahle Dorothea Kahle, 93, of Port St. Lucie, died Sept.2, 2012. Arrangements by Forest Hills Funeral Homes. Stephanie Meservey Stephanie Meservey, 59, of Port St. Lucie, died Aug. 27, 2012. Arrangements b...
College receives millions from education department
For Hometown news TREASURE COAST - The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $2.8 million to Indian River State College to help 165 students acquire the knowledge and skills they need to access and succeed in college through Upward Bound. Seventy-two of the participants will be at-risk high-school students living in the inner city of Fort Pi...
Annual tea to celebrate a decade of dedication
For Hometown news TREASURE COAST - Gather with friends, new and old, to celebrate Treasure Coast Hospice's 10th annual traditional fall tea. This year's theme is "A Decade of Dedication." Come and enjoy teas, sandwiches and desserts on Oct. 20, from 2-4 p.m. at Treasure Coast Hospice's Thomas Counseling Center located at 5000 Dunn Road in Fort ...
Area family program ranked top in nation
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY - A local program that works to help improve the lives of area families has earned national recognition. St. Lucie County's Strengthening Families partnership, which is supported by the Children's Services Council of St. Lucie County and includes Hibiscus Children's Center, CASTLE, New Horizons of the Treasure...
College seeking graduates to join association
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - Indian River State College is inviting all graduates to become members of the IRSC alumni association. The association is open to graduates of Indian River Junior College, Indian River Community College and now Indian River State College. There are many activities planned for the 2012-13 academic year includin...
Elevated risk of rip currents expected along beaches
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST - The Florida Division of Emergency Management reminds residents and visitors to use caution when visiting the beach, as a high risk of rip currents is expected along some of Florida's coasts this week. Along the Atlantic Coast, through Martin County, ocean swells from Tropical Storm Leslie are generating a high...
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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