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Promoting awareness one step at a time
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- She's walking to educate, to increase awareness and to be the example. And she's hoping her steps through St. Lucie County will prompt someone to make first steps of their own. Lauren Book, the founder of Lauren's Kids, ...
Teachers organize fundraiser for second-grader
FORT PIERCE -- To the children and teachers at Lakewood Park Elementary, she is Janie, a quiet second-grade student. But seven-year-old Janielle Freeman, is much more than that to the many people in her life. So it was a shock to discover she had recently been diagnosed with cancer. "She comes into my cla...
Wildfire rekindles, burns 120 acres
FORT PIERCE -- Residents living in Fort Pierce saw the now-familiar plume of smoke on Sunday, March 31, when the northern wildfire that burned more than 200 acres on March 24 rekindled, burning another 200 acres. According to Melissa Yunas, the wildfire mitigation specialist for the Florida Forest Service...
Take care during wildfire season
Hello, everyone. The wildfire that touched 200 acres and lots of people's lives a few weeks was investigated by the Office of Agriculture Law Enforcement and the Florida Forest Service. It turns out a thunderstorm that came through the Friday before had lightning that struck a tree in a wooded area of the airport. That tree smoldered until Sunday...
City announces grant funding opportunity for eco-tourism
FORT PIERCE -- The city of Fort Pierce announced the availability of a grant funding opportunity through the Fort Pierce Authentic Tours program, a division of the Urban Redevelopment Department of the City of Fort Pierce. The FPAT program reflects the city's continued commitment to strengthen the capacity and sustainability o...
Working on a project
The Fifth Annual Hooked on Music Festival in downtown Fort Pierce took place on Saturday, March 30. In addition to the many bands that played, there was plenty of events to entertain people of all ages. At Home Depot's Workshop booth Kirsten, 7, and Madison, 5, work on a project with their dad, David Phillips, a...
City seeks public opinion on community gardens
FORT PIERCE -- The city is interested in measuring the public's interest in the development of community gardens. Website and paper-based surveys have been developed to help identify the interest, suitability, and demand of the idea. "We have received several suggestions from residents asking us to gauge the interest in promotin...
Funding for beaches heading to Fort Pierce, Martin County
TREASURE COAST -- Congressman Patrick E. Murphy (FL-18) announced that the Army Corps of Engineers is awarding funding to restore Fort Pierce Beach to its pre-Hurricane Sandy condition. Furthermore, the Army Corps is in the process of releasing funding needed for the Martin County Shore Protection Project. "From day one, getti...
Community steps up to fight abuse
Hello, everyone. I recently had one of the most informative weeks in Port St. Lucie last week when two events took place that dealt with educating others about abuse. The first took place at the Port St. Lucie City Hall on March 28, as I watched Lauren Book walk to promote physical and sexual abuse awareness. This is the third year the community ...
Little grapplers take the mat
Jayson Williams, 7, grapples with Jayden Vega, 6, in white shirt, at Port St. Lucie's PAL, Police Athletic League Center's in-house practice tournament on Saturday, March 30. Jayson won 10- 4....
Food program celebrates one-year anniversary
FORT PIERCE -- A year ago, the Treasure Coast Food Bank took another step towards making sure the people living in the community have food to eat when they open the doors to Your Plate. Since then, the organization has used the storefront in Fort Pierce to bring educational food and other programs to the ...
Memorial honors abused children
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- One hundred and twenty-six flags, each one representing a child; each one a name, an age, a memory. And as memories are occasionally called forth into the harsh light of reality, so the organizers of the CASTLE memory flag field held a service on March 26 in St. Lucie County to bring t...
Raising awareness by raising food in one day
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- Every Thanksgiving the good people of our community rally to ensure that no one goes hungry for the holidays. The shelves of our food pantries are filled and, for a while, we don't have to worry that children and seniors in the community will go to bed hungry. But about this time of year, the cupboards once...
Rejoicing with dance
Intertribal Dancers Kyle Gilmore, 15, Ron Bell and Conner Gilmore, 17, dance at the 48th annual Powwow of the Florida Indian Hobbyist Association in Fort Pierce on Sunday, March 23....
Up & coming
Waveland Beach closed for beach re-nourishment On April 1, Waveland Beach closed temporarily while construction crews set up for the park construction being performed in anticipation of the beach re-nourishment project slated to begin along South Hutchinson Island. The lifeguards will be relocated to South Beach Park at 801 South Ocean Drive un...

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