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Medical companies to work together
TREASURE COAST -- The Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute of Florida signed affiliation agreements on March 15 with two of the regions healthcare facilities, Jupiter Medical Center and Martin Memorial. The agreements were part of the institute's dedication to research in the community, and honored part of its commitment to the ...
Bald is beautiful
Promises were kept on March 23 when St. Lucie Sheriff Ken Mascara, former Port St. Lucie City Commissioner Jack Kelly and St. Lucie County Fire District Chief Ron Parrish had their heads shaved after the Mets vs. Nationals game at Tradition Field. The trio had promised to lose their locks if the community raised...
Thanks to all who helped
Hello, everyone. For a while there on Sunday afternoon, it was pretty scary. Lots of smoke and lots of fire trucks took up Indrio Road and parts of Kings Highway. A big thank you goes out to everyone who stepped up to help out, from all the agencies to the Red Cross. While there were some damages and some injuries, literally thousands of homes we...
Program needs instruments
Fourteen-year-old Selena Marcosky, of the Orange Avenue Baptist School, breaths a sigh of relief after playing '(I'm a) Yankee Doodle Dandy,' Wednesday, March 20 at the Gifford Youth Activities Center. Miss Marcosky studies the clarinet in the GYABC Band Music Program. The center is in need of new and used musical ...
Taste of the Sea fun for all
Beberly Reise of Port St. Lucie, with Ryland Case, 4, of Port St. Lucie, gives Flash the red footed tortoise a pat, collecting donations for Paws, Claws and Caws at the Taste of The Sea & Sandy Shoes Seafood Festival at Memorial Park in downtown Fort Pierce on Saturday, March 23....
Grant provides fresh food for families
FORT PIERCE -- A grant from the grocery store Sav-A-Lot for $10,000 provided fresh food for more than 100 families on March 25 in downtown Fort Pierce. The mobile pantry was held at the same time as the Treasure Coast Food Bank celebrated its anniversary of serving the needs of the community with its storefront Your Plate. "Sa...
A team with a routine
From left, server Sue Munyan, squeezer Ed Skavarch and cutter Anita Neal, the St. Lucie County Extension Director from the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences-University of Florida, team up for the grapefruit squeezing competition at the Taste of the Sea & Sandy Shoes Seafood Festival at Memorial Park in...
Egg hunts and more this week
Hello, everyone. Don't forget to come out with the family for the annual Spring Extravaganza being held at Whispering Pines Park, at 800 S.W. Darwin Blvd., in Port St. Lucie. Everything begins at 9 a.m., and there will be candy and thousands of eggs spread over four baseball fields. Bring your own Easter basket and get ready to meet the Bunny. Al...
County improves in overall health in the state
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- For the fourth year, the health of the residents of St. Lucie County has been evaluated by an independent source, and this year the county ranked 22nd in the state for its quality of overall health. St. Johns County ranked first. Last year, the county had ranked 30th place overall. "As we track our progress...
Losing their locks for the Boys & Girls Club
Fire Chief Ron Parrish, former councilman Jack Kelly and Sheriff Ken Mascara, as a featured event in the fund raiser for the Boy's and Girl's Club of St. Lucie County, got their heads shaved at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie after the Mets vs. Nationals game on Saturday, March 23....
Taste of St. Lucie a success for Big Brothers Big Sisters
The 13th annual Taste of St. Lucie was held in downtown Fort Pierce on March 20. The money raised goes towards the Big Brothers Big Sisters programs here in St. Lucie County. Fort Pierce resident Joleshia Thompson, 14, awaits her turn while sister Antonia Thompson, 10, gets a quick golf lesson from Holly Taylor ...
Wildfire burns homes, causes evacuations
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - Residents living in north St. Lucie County near Indrio Road were told to evacuate Sunday afternoon when a wildfire started by the St. Lucie County International airport. By late Sunday, the fire had consumed more than 200 acres, damaged nine homes and a number of sheds and wooden power ...
College adds economic boost
TREASURE COAST -- Substantiating the role of Indian River State College as an economic engine for Florida's Research Coast, a new impact study released documents IRSC's $1.1 billion annual financial boost to the economy of its four-county service area. The infusion of increased productivity, income and expenditures generated b...
Local citrus to be used for food programs
TREASURE COAST -- During the week of March 19, the United States Department of Agriculture approved the purchase of up to $4.3 million of Florida grapefruit juice from the Indian River Citrus League for the country's Child Nutrition and Domestic Food Assistance programs. The Indian River Citrus League str...
Up & coming
College hosting financial aid seminar Cash for College at Indian River State College is a one-day event to help new and returning students obtain financial aid for college. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 6 at all IRSC campuses and the IRSC Blackburn Educational Building in Fort Pierce. The event is designed to ...

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