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Chimp sanctuary opens doors to public
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- Save the Chimps will host its second annual member day event on Jan. 26. The first member day event, held in January 2012, reached capacity with 300 visitors who toured the world's largest chimpanzee sanctuary to catch a glimpse of the chimpanzee residents. The sanctuary is usually closed to the public, so th...
Tie knot on Valentine's Day
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- Those wishing to tie the knot on Valentine's Day can seal the deal with a kiss at Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens. On Thursday, Feb. 14 at 2:30 p.m., St. Lucie County Clerk of the Circuit Court Joe Smith will perform a group wedding ceremony for couples interested in getting married on Cupid's big day. Loc...
College president receives leadership award
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- The Economic Development Council of St. Lucie County selected Edwin R. Massey, president of Indian River State College as the first recipient of the Peter Hegener Leadership Award, named in honor of the late Paul J. "Pete" Hegener, former president of Core Communities and the visionary behind the developmen...
Restaurant offers free pancakes
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- IHOP, one of America's most popular family friendly restaurants invites guests to enjoy free pancakes during national pancake day on Feb. 5, while celebrating Children's Miracle Network Hospitals' 30th anniversary. On this day, the restaurant chain hopes to raise $3 million as the first national fundraising...
State CFO encourages Floridians to search unclaimed accounts
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Florida's Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater announced 61,271 new unclaimed property accounts, worth more than $25 million, are being received as part of a settlement with AIG related to unclaimed life insurance benefits. This represents only the first of what is expected to be additional remittances to be ...
Stopping spread of flu
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- As the number of flu cases continues to rise, the Florida Department of Health is urging residents and visitors to get vaccinated against the flu and use preventative measures. Residents can contact their private provider or visit one of the many community agencies offering the vaccine. Symptoms of the flu in...
Elsie Lorraine Gottwald Elsie Lorraine Gottwald, 88, of Fort Pierce, died Jan. 2, 2013. She was born in Trenton, Mo., and moved to Fort Pierce 12 years ago. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Ross and a son, Tim (Karen). Arrangements by Haisley Funeral & Cremation Service. Robert Howard McKenzie Sr. Robert Howard McKenzie Sr., 79, of F...
Event to re-invent 1800s
For Hometown News PORT ST. LUCIE -- Those who would like an opportunity to travel through time to Florida in the late 1800s can so do at Pioneer Day on Jan. 26 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Savannas Preserve State Park, located at 2541 Walton Road, Port St. Lucie. Celebrating the history of the area, participants can watch re-enactments, visit with hi...
Tax help available for seniors
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- AARP income tax volunteers will be available to do taxes at the following locations, dates and times: Lakewood Park Library, 7605 Santa Barbara Drive, Fort Pierce, starting Feb. 2, Saturday, 9:30 -11:30 a.m.; Wednesday, 5-7 p.m. and Thursday, 1-3 p.m. Fort Pierce Downtown Library, 101 Melody Lane, Fort Pier...
Doctor donates to nonprofit
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY --Dr. Shamsher Singh a dermatologist practicing in Port St. Lucie for 33 years, donated $5,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie County and will sponsor a club member at the Chuck Hill Unit for five years so the youth can participate in the organization's youth development programs. In September, the Boys...
Annual antique event returning Feb. 1-3
For Hometown News INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The 17th annual antiques extravaganza will include more than 400 dealers from all over the U.S. and Canada who will display a wide variety of items from all over the world. Only antiques and old collectibles are allowed. Vintage items, estate jewelry, silver, china, glass, pottery, art, all types of fur...
Scholarships available through elections office
For Hometown news TREASURE COAST -- Local college or university students can apply for a $1,200 scholarship offered by the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections. The scholarship will be awarded to a political science, public administration, business administration, journalism or mass communication major who has completed two yea...
Luncheon to benefit Treasure Coast nonprofit
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- The Founding Friends of Treasure Coast Hospice will hold a butterfly luncheon, on Jan. 28. Ticket sales have been brisk and hundreds of ladies throughout Martin and St. Lucie counties are looking forward to spending a delightful afternoon at the Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club, all while supporting Treasu...
Clubs & Classes in the Fort Pierce area
Clubs & 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 available for...
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. Lucie. ...
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. Classes for dads The Nurturing Father's class is offered free to all St. Lucie County men b...
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...

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