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New STEM center at Indian River State College
PORT ST. LUCIE -- More than 700 people attended a recent dedication ceremony at the Indian River State College in Port St. Lucie, participating in tours and activities throughout the technologically advanced facility at the newly named Pruitt Campus. A highlight of the ceremony was the naming of the College's St. Lucie West ...
City honored by Keep America Beautiful
FORT PIERCE -- The City of Fort Pierce has been recognized as being among the "Best of the Best" Nationwide. At the Keep America Beautiful 60th anniversary National Conference, the City of Fort Pierce received the highly prestigious Keep America Beautiful President's Circle Award. The award recognizes exemplary performance mad...
Time for some great music
Hello, everyone. If you're reading this, hopefully you're doing it in downtown Fort Pierce, where there is enough going on this weekend to make me tired just writing about it. This week seems to be all about the music, and it doesn't get better than the Fort Pierce Jazz and Blues Society. The nonprofit organization has planned not one, but eight ...
Making the most of Pi Day
John Carroll High School in Fort Pierce celebrated the mathematical symbol Pi on March 14 with special "Pi Day" events. The day was sponsored by Mu Alpha Theta Club, the school's honor society. The day was also a fundraiser for the local food bank, Students could wear jeans if they brought in three cans of food,...
Transfer station to open this summer
FORT PIERCE -- With shovels in hand, Fort Pierce government officials and Waste Management officials broke ground on what will be the new waste management transfer station. It is scheduled to be built on Selvitz Road in Fort Pierce, with the construction to be completed by summer. "Waste Management is ver...
Dancing the night away
Bill Hines of Stuart dances with Barbara Jacobs of Port St. Lucie at Dancing With The Big Band featuring the Ambassadors of Swing at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center on Tuesday, March 12. This popular band will hold their next Big Band Dance on April 23 at 7 p.m. in the Emerald Ballroom of the Port St. Lucie Civi...
Awarding the students pays off
Hello, everyone. This has been a busy week for the students in Port St. Lucie. First, Southern Oaks held a science night and invited the community to come out and see all the different programs that the county has to offer from all the schools. And then the city announces they have created a "golden apple" awards as a way for the city to acknowle...
Enjoying family science night
Almost 400 people turned out for Southern Oaks Middle School annual Family Science Night on March 12. Students and parents participated in many hands-on science activities that the middle school teachers had prepared to represent the different sciences. A number of high school schools were represented, including Fort ...
Sun Safety Tour swinging by Mets Stadium
PORT ST. LUCIE -- Spring Swing-Moffitt's Sun Safety Tour is a partnership between Moffitt and the Rays offering free skin cancer screenings at specified baseball spring training venues between February and March. The tour kicked off Feb. 23. Screeners will look for early signs of skin cancer while promoting sun safety, skin c...
Everybody loves a parade
Piper Kevin Brown plays bagpipes with the Friendly Sons and Daughters of Ireland in the City of Port St. Lucie's 24th annual St. Patrick's Day Festival and Parade presented by Martin Health Systems at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center in Port St. Lucie on Saturday, March 16....
Sheriff, fire chief, former councilman to go bald
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- Sheriff Ken Mascara, Fire Chief Ron Parrish, and Former Councilman Jack Kelly have been growing their hair out for several months all to raise funds for the Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie County's Chuck Hill Unit. On Saturday, March 23 at Tradition Field, Port St. Lucie, after the 1:10 p.m. New York Mets vs...
Getting their color on
Lauren Macon, 13 and her brother Colton, 15, of Fort Pierce, took a color pounding at the finish line of Color Me Rad 5K Run Saturday at Pointe West. Proceeds from the event benefit the Senior Resource Association in Indian River County. Nearly 4,000 people filled the grounds at Pointe West to get their color on fo...
SELF, FPUA promote clean energy solutions
FORT PIERCE -- The nonprofit Solar and Energy Loan Fund and Fort Pierce Utilities Authority announced their collaborative clean energy initiative for Fort Pierce residents. This partnership includes funding assistance for all FPUA customers interested in receiving a home energy assessment, which will be used in conjunction wit...
County names firefighter, employee of the year
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- Lewis Clanton and John Noelke were named Firefighter of the Year and Civilian Employee of the Year, respectively, by the St. Lucie County Fire District. The two were honored at a recent fire board meeting. Lt. Clanton joined the St. Lucie County Fire Department in 1989. He is currently stationed at Fire Sta...
Up & coming
Community Easter egg hunt The Well Community Church, in partnership with the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, will be hosting a community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday March 23, from 10 a.m. - noon . The Easter Egg hunt will start at 10:45 a.m. The Port Saint Lucie Botanical is located at 2410 S.E. Westmoreland Blvd. Port St. Lucie. For more infor...

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