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Local celebrities ready themselves to dance
TREASURE COAST -- Several notables from the Treasure Coast are putting on their dancing shoes and heading over to The Sunrise Theatre in Fort Pierce to compete for bragging rights and a shiny mirror ball trophy. The impressive cast of participan...
Police agencies investigate weekend murders
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- St. Lucie County Sheriff's detectives are investigating a shooting incident that occurred Aug. 16 on Grady Drive and North 43rd street in Fort Pierce. Just after 7 p.m., 911 received a call of a male lying in the road. Deputies arrived and found 21 year old black male Donte Lanard Williams, in the road with ...
Police, city to host community clean-up
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- The St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office will host a street clean up and block party on Aug. 24. The cleanup will take place beginning at 8: a.m. and last until noon. Volunteers are asked to help and will be cleaning the area of North 14th Street from Avenue D up to Avenue F and North 15th Street from Avenue D t...
Red heel events bring awareness to violence
TREASURE COAST -- It's not often that one gets to see grown men traipsing around town in red high heels, but that's exactly the picture the public will be privy to at Safe Space's annual Walk a Mile in her Shoes event this October. Men of all ages, many of whom will be sporting bright red stilettos, will come ...
Quick steppers
Professional dance couple Sehyoung Jang Don and wife Adele, from England, perform the Quick Step at the Ester Don Live International Ballroom Show at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center on Saturday, Aug. 17....
Water farming pilot project gets nod
TREASURE COAST-- As part of the broad effort to restore and protect the St. Lucie River and Estuary, the South Florida Water Management District approved a water farming pilot project to store excess water on fallow citrus land before it can flow to...
Supporters pay tribute to hero
Boy Scouts of America District Executive, Bob Colonna, of Port St. Lucie gives blood while One Blood's Erica Reynoso of Fort Pierce and Karolyn Ocasio of Port St. Lucie stand by at the Tribute to Tim fundraising celebration at Big Apple Pizza and Pasta hosted by the Van Duzer Foundation in Fort Pierce on Wednesd...
Police plan gun buyback
FORT PIERCE -- In an effort to get guns off the street, the Fort Pierce Police Department will host a "no questions asked" gun buyback on Saturday Aug. 24, 2 from 8 a.m. until 1p.m. at the following locations: St. Mark's Missionary Baptist Church- 921 Orange Ave.; 2nd Chance Church of God- 1225 North 25th Street; and Willie B. E...
Parents urged to insure children
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- As families prepare their children for a successful school year, Florida KidCare Coalition of the Treasure Coast is encouraging St. Lucie County parents of uninsured children to put enrolling their kids in Florida KidCare, a low-cost or free health coverage program, at the top of their back-to-school checklis...
NKF Surf Fest to attract talent, spectators Labor Day weekend
BREVARD -- The Cocoa Beach Pier will be teeming with excitement this Labor Day, as the National Kidney Foundation hosts the 28th NKF Rich Salick Pro-Am Surfing Festival Monday, Aug. 26 through Monday, Sept. 2. The surf fest, founded by twin brothers Rich and Phil Salick, was started as a way to raise fund...
Seeing the gulls
Fort Pierce Police Chief Sean Baldwin lifts Robert Adams, 4, to get a closer look at some seagulls. About 150 kids from the Fort Pierce Police Athletic League, Lincoln Park Community Center, and Team Marjorie, between the ages of 4 to 14, participated in a fishing clinic hosted by the Fort Pierce Police Departme...
City seeking residents' input
FORT PIERCE -- The city of Fort Pierce is currently applying to the Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program for funding to complete Phase I of a 2-phase project to develop the Police Athletic League Park, located at 903 South 21st Street. Citizens are encouraged to contribute ideas for the development of PAL Park by co...
Property deed scam targeting new homeowners
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- New homeowners are being warned about a seemingly official notice urging them to purchase a copy of their deed for $83. The "Deed Processing Notice" is mailed to new homeowners or people who have recently refinanced. "Property owners should never pay a...
Mosquito Control advises residents to use caution
TREASURE COAST -- Many residents were alarmed last week after three cases of mosquito-transmitted dengue fever were reported, but according to Gene Lemire of Mosquito Control there is no cause for alarm. Last week the health department alerted Martin County Mosquito Control to the cases and they immediately to...
Let's go fishing!
Fort Pierce residents Shnard Euckins, 6, and Artevin Joseph, 7, work together to improve their casting skills....
Grant improves lighting efficiency, costs at county parks, facilities
ST. LUCIE -- Thanks to a $250,000 grant from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners will improved energy efficiency and reduced utility costs at two parks and at the St. Lucie County Regional History Center. The state grant allows St. Lucie County's Parks, ...
Need to know
In Season submissions Attention, nonprofits, studios, galleries, museums, playhouses, historical sites, symphonies, community clubs and support groups: The deadline for submission of your organization's events in the Hometown News' In Season section this year, which will cover October 2013 through March 2014, will be Saturday, Aug. 31. Please sen...

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