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Program helps teens, parents communicate
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- Most teens would admit that they worry about being popular, but for today's teens the pressure to fit in is just the tip of the iceberg. Issues like drugs, violence, alcohol and being sexually active all play a part in the pressures teens face. Unfortunately, most parents would admit that they are fearful a...
City begins recycling program
FORT PIERCE -- The City of Fort Pierce and Waste Management hosted a "First Truck" ceremony to mark the opening of its new $1.5 million Fort Pierce Transfer Station at 3890 Selvitz Road on July 16. The event kicked-off the city's new Single-Stream Cart recycling program and is open to the public. ...
Summer fun at the PAL Center
Police Athletic League Summer Camp in Fort Pierce is a fun filled camp offering educational games, athletics and field trips at the P.A.L. Center for ages 6-12. Summer camp runs from June 10 through Aug. 16. Armani Newton, 10, of Fort Pierce, performs a back flip on the trampoline....
City cautions utility customers who pay water bill through private firms
PORT ST. LUCIE -- The city of Port St. Lucie wants residents to know that the safest and most reliable way to pay water and sewer bills is to mail or bring them directly to City Hall, or to pay online using only the city's website. There are stores, financial transaction firms and third-party websites that collect payments for...
Theatre camp fun
Participants in John Carroll High School's Summer Theatre Camp enjoyed four weeks of singing, acting, dancing, improvisations and rehearsals. The camp ended with a fully staged production of 'The Jungle Book' by Rudyard Kipling....
College ranked fourth most affordable
TREASURE COAST -- Indian River State College has been rated as the fourth most affordable college in the country and most affordable of Florida colleges according to the U.S. Department of Education's College Affordability and Transparency Report released on June 27. IRSC moved up in the rankings from the fifth most affordable...
Lagoon, environment troubles on the rise after lake run-off
TREASURE COAST -- Dolphins are dying, oysters are disappearing and entire underwater ecosystems are disintegrating and Indian Riverkeeper Marty Baum just can't take it anymore. He's dedicated himself to a mission of protecting, restoring and advocating for the waters of the Indian River Lagoon and it breaks ...
Fun in the fountains
Kayla Kriske, 1, of Port St. Lucie is captivated by the fountains at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center....
Grants to help prevent domestic violence, abuse victims
TREASURE COAST -- The Verizon Foundation has launched a new program to provide $100,000 in grants to Florida organizations in the effort to prevent domestic violence and to serve victims of abuse. The 2013 Florida Domestic Violence Prevention Solutions Grant Program is open to nonprofit agencies and organizations all over the ...
The heat is on
Florida Representative Larry Lee Jr., upper left, and Fort Pierce Police Chief Sean Baldwin, right, congratulate the winner of the chili eating contest, returning champion Vince Fauntleroy of Port St. Lucie....
'Figure it out'
Chief Ron Parrish, District Chief Mike Bailey and Deputy Chief Kevin Herndon, are defeated in a round of "Figure it out" and take a sliming from fellow St. Lucie District Firefighter R.J Parrish....
Bike run brings together chimps, motorcyclists
FORT PIERCE -- While most people would not easily associate bikers, philanthropy and chimpanzees, Treasure Coast Harley Davidson found a way to create a meaningful bond between them during a bike run held on June 8 to raise funds for Save the Chimps, the world's largest chimpanzee sanctuary located in Fort Pierce. The event wa...
Need to know
Treasure Coast Progressive Alliance to meet Meredith Ockman, Florida vice president of NOW, will speak on women's issues. She will address the six main issues facing women. This event is free and open to the public. They are social, networking and educational events. The event will take place at 6:30 p.m., on July 30 at the American Legion Post N...

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