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City recognizes Purple Heart veterans
PORT ST. LUCIE - At a recent meeting of the Florida League of Cities, Port St. Lucie Mayor JoAnn Faiella heard about an initiative for the 10 largest cities in the state to become Purple Heart cities. At that moment, she knew it was something she wanted to support. "This is their honor, and they deserve it,...
Community honors veterans
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - Residents of St. Lucie County will recognize veterans of the United States this weekend with a variety of events. In Port St. Lucie, there will be a ceremony at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11 at Veterans Memorial Park, 2100 S.E. Veterans Memorial Parkway. Various local veterans groups will present a ...
Marina reconstruction project on track
FORT PIERCE - Working steadily, the city marina project is coming together one island at a time. The unique plans, that the state is considering a pilot project, consists of building habitat islands in the Indian River Lagoon - instead of walls - as protection from incoming storms. "We are continuing to clo...
Getting ready for the show
Lydia Oquendo, choreographer and dance instructor of ballet and jazz, and Rogelio Corrales, dancer and ballet master, with the students of St. Lucie Ballet in Port St. Lucie, as they prepare for a dress rehearsal on Saturday, Nov 3....
Felon arrested for brandishing handgun in dispute at motel
STUART - A 50-year-old Port St. Lucie man is in jail after police said he brandished a handgun during a dispute at a Stuart motel. Jeffrey Rollinson was staying at the Best Western Hotel on South Federal Highway when he got into an argument with guests there, Stuart Police said. Before long, the convicted felon was...
Hospital celebrates halfway point
PORT ST. LUCIE - Just seven months into breaking ground, Traditional Medical Center held a topping-out ceremony in Port St. Lucie on Oct. 30. The highlight of the celebration was placing the building's final beam at the top of the hospital. The beam traveled the city, receiving signatures from hospital empl...
Athletes compete in triathlon
Club Med racing series triathlon competitors return to dry land after the first leg of the race, which took place at Sand Piper Bay in Port St. Lucie on Sunday, Nov. 4....
Annual muster honors Navy SEALs
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - This Veteran's Day weekend, the National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum has planned several special events for the public. "There will be a lot of good fun," said Ruth McSween, curator for the museum. "We have expanded what we are offering. It's almost like a brand-new event." The entire weekend is...
Hiring goal surpassed
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - Workforce Solutions set a goal 100 days ago to have 100 veterans hired by Nov. 11, Veteran's Day. As of Oct. 31, the nonprofit group had more than doubled its original goal, and 234 veterans on the Treasure Coast are now gainfully employed thanks to their efforts. The group reached the ha...
Raising awareness
From Palms of St. Lucie West, from left: Amber Smith, Brian Smith and John Smith, 4, (on shoulders) of Port St. Lucie, Jennifer Smith of Fort Pierce, Migdalia Miranda of Port St. Lucie, Lynn Lion of St. Lucie West and Zee Rigano of Fort Pierce, participated in the 'Walk To End Alzheimer's,' an event to honor a...
Blood donation event asks residents to 'Be a Hero'
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - From the need to help two children has sprung an annual donation event that is expected to exceed all records for blood donation. Now in its fourth year, the "Be a Hero" blood drive, sponsored by the Van Duzer Foundation, will take place Nov. 14 at Big Apple Pizza in Fort Pierce owned by ...
Viva Las Vegas
'Elvis,' Darrell Dunhill of Port St. Lucie, dances with Plythe Gibbons of Fort Pierce, who owns Treasures of Fort Pierce website, at 'Viva Las Vegas' the Vegas-style event that also featured a silent auction. It benefited charities for women and children in St. Lucie County and took place at the Pelican Yacht Cl...
Residents reminded to donate wisely to storm victims
TREASURE COAST - In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy in the northeast U.S., emergency officials urge residents to donate responsibly. Citizens and businesses witnessing Sandy's devastation and wishing to help those impacted should follow these guidelines to ensure your donations do the most good for the mo...
Up & coming
Shopping event taking place Nov. 9-12 The city's second annual community days shopping event will take place Veterans Day weekend. Participating businesses throughout Port St. Lucie will offer promotions that include discounted pricing or free giveaway items. There is also an option to print a list of businesses that can be brought along on a s...

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