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Plans for new recycling program takes step forward
FORT PIERCE -- With the recent approval for the purchase of 5,000 64-gallon recycling carts, the commission has moved one step closer to a city-wide recycling program. The purchase, which cost the city $222,150 ($111,075.00 from Waste Management and $111,075 from Solid Waste Department), will provide ...
Reaching out to end violence
Fort Pierce residents Michele Thomas, left, mother of Joshel Stevens who died when he was 18 on May 12, 2007, and Linda Jones who lost her son, Charles, when he was 38, on Dec. 21, 2012, march side by side during the second annual Walk Against Violence in Fort Pierce on Saturday, March 9....
Bike Week draws huge crowds
Vietnam Veteran and biker James LaPointe, of Port St. Lucie, takes in the sights and sounds of the 72nd annual Bike Week, on Main Street in Daytona Beach, Friday, March 8. More than 500,000 bikers roared into Daytona Beach for one of the largest motorcycle events in the world. The ten-day event features motorcycle s...
Teacher receives recognition for Holocaust education
PORT ST. LUCIE -- A Port St. Lucie teacher was recognized recently for her efforts on teaching the history of the Holocaust by receiving the Gutterman Family Outstanding Holocaust Educator of the Year award. Belkis Madera, a sixth-grade teacher at Oak Hammock K-8 School in Port St. Lucie, was the only tea...
County announces decrease in HIV cases
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- Thanks to a continual education of the public and increased preventative measure over the years, St. Lucie County was able to report a continuing decrease in newly reported HIV cases. "I believe our county health department staff and our community partners deserve a lot of credit for w...
City honored with community award
PORT ST. LUCIE -- the city received the President's Circle award from the organization Keep America Beautiful at a conference held in Washington, D.C. "One of Keep America Beautiful's most effective tools is the work of our grassroots network of affiliate organizations, which has an impact on millions of Americans each year," ...
Paws, claws and taped up jaws
Port St. Lucie residents Al Cucuk and 5 year old son Kaan, bravely touch the baby alligator Jay Willard holds at the Paws, Claws, and Jaws booth at the 3rd annual Treasure Coast Seafood Festival held at Port St. Lucie Civic Center on Friday, March 9....
Foundation to raise money for burn victims
FORT PIERCE -- Eight year-old Demetrius Gollett, a student at White City Elementary School, was critically injured in a home fire on Feb. 18. The fire claimed the life of Demetrius' great-grandmother, Barbara Jean Ponders and seriously injured his great-grandfather, Willie Clarence Ponders. It left the entire extended f...
Writing test security breached at school
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- School district officials are looking into how exactly the security surrounding an FCAT writing test was compromised at the Marine Oceanographic Academy, a special honor program within Fort Pierce Westwood High School. According to reports, on Feb. 25 a student at the school told to an ...
Book giveaway held at Zora Fest
Friends of the Library book give away, Brenda Lee McDavid and her grandchildren from left in back, Erica Nicholson, 11, and Shantyla Nicholson, 10. In front left, Tyree Lifred, 7, and Zion Nicholson, 5, receive books at the ninth annual Zora Fest held at Lincoln Park Academy in Fort Pierce on Saturday, March 9. ...
Concert music and more
Hello, everyone. This week, there is so much going on, I'm not sure it can all fit into one newspaper. Between all the festivals and fairs, the plays and productions, there is easily something for everyone this weekend. Not to mention all the St. Patrick Day celebrations going on around the city. There are plenty themed dining and entertainment t...
Dancing and 'catsino' fun for the Humane Society
The ninth annual Fur Ball Catsino Night was held Friday, March 9 at the Pelican Yacht Club in Fort Pierce to benefit the Humane Society of St. Lucie County. Pamela Landers, Humane Society board member and secretary; Plythe Gibbons; Sandee Allen, vice president of the Humane Society; Dianne Shaw, volunteer; Rita ...
From Facebook to a family
After the tragic news struck St. Lucie County of the death of Sgt. Gary Morales, the community came together in support. Various organizations started planning fundraisers and events to show support of his family and recognize of the heroism Sgt. Morales demonst...
Celebrating students' successes
Panther Cheerleader Basheka Thomas, 15, escorts Willie Gary, senior partner in the Stuart-based law firm of Gary, Williams, Lewis and Watson, P.L. at a surprise visit to Fort Pierce Westwood High School's cafeteria in Fort Pierce on Friday, March 8. Attorney Willie Gary made a promise to the high school students...
Up & coming
Foundation to raise money for burn victims On Wednesday, March 20, the Van Duzer Foundation will host an event with all proceeds from sales at Big Apple Pizza & Pasta in Fort Pierce from 4 to 10 p.m. to benefit eight year-old Demetrius Gollett, a student at White City Elementary School student was critically injured in a home fire on Feb. 18. Th...

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