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Community rallies together to fight violence
FORT PIERCE -- An estimated 800 concerned members of the community packed into the auditorium at Lincoln Park Academy on July 31 to voice their opinions on how to help eradicate city-wide violence. The panel of more than 20 city leaders, including ...
Elementary school required to add extra hour of reading instruction
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- One St. Lucie County public elementary school will be required to meet the legislative mandate to provide an additional hour of reading instruction for students for the 2013-14 school year. It was one of 101 schools statewide ranked the lowest in a combination of the percentage of students scoring at grade le...
Thousands gather to protest water run-off
MARTIN COUNTY -- Despite the rain, as many as 6,000 concerned residents gathered at Phipps Park in Stuart Aug. 3 to stand up for their local waterways and protest the contaminated water being dumped into the St. Lucie River. The park was an ...
Cross country run tests stamina, speed
CJ Robinson, 16, of Port St. Lucie, clears a water obstacle during the 'Running with the Rams' 5K cross country run. Eighty registered runners participated in the event, held at John Carroll High School in Fort Pierce on Friday, August 2....
Outreach center provides more than food
TREASURE COAST -- Pride sometimes gets in the way of asking for help. When a family is down on their luck and finding it hard to make ends meet, a local nonprofit steps up to help make ends meet and to give a helping hand to get families back on their feet. Harvest Food and Outreach Center not onl...
National grant given for groundbreaking HIV research
PORT ST. LUCIE -- After receiving a grant from amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, a group of researchers at the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute, headed by Dr. Nicholas Chomont, will begin a new study to help further understanding the Human immunodeficiency virus. The grant was part of a...
Cooling off
Anabela Freitas, 3, of St. Lucie West, cools off at Dreamland Park in Fort Pierce on Saturday, July 27....
Back to school expo taking place Aug. 10
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- The start of the school year is just a few weeks away, and it is important that parents schedule back-to-school health exams for their children now. On Aug.10, a coalition of community organizations will hold the sixth annual St. Lucie County Back to School Expo from 7- 11a.m. at the Havert L. Fenn Center loc...
Learning about nature is fun
Bridgette Murphy, 13, Katie Vordenberg, 8, and Abbey-Grey Bilicic, 17, all of Port St. Lucie, work together on their pencil holder art project in the Spirit of Nature Art Camp at Oxbow Eco-Center on ...
Storage facility becomes drop-off for wish list items
ST. LUCIE WEST -- Security Self Storage in St. Lucie West, located at 501 N.W. Business Center Drive, will be collecting nonperishable food items and general wish list items for Molly's House throughout the month of August. The storage facility will be hosting a wish list drive to help Molly's House stock up on much needed items...
Schools food services department to hold meal application events for parents
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- From Aug. 5-8, the Child Nutrition Services program of the St. Lucie County School District is hosting Open House events at various school sites for parents to complete an on-line or paper application for free and reduced meal prices prior to school starting. Parents must complete an updated application every...
A great way to beat the heat
Jalik Baker, 1, of Fort Pierce, at Dreamland Park in Fort Pierce on Saturday, July 27....
Need to know
In Season Attention, nonprofits, studios, galleries, museums, playhouses, historical sites, symphonies, community clubs and support groups: The deadline for submission of your organization's events to be included in the Hometown News' In Season section this year, which will cover October 2013 through March 2014, will be Saturday, Aug. 31. Please ...

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