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Residents mark 100th anniversary of fight against breast cancer
TREASURE COAST -- "We want to make this cancer's last century," said Tracy Henks of The American Cancer Society who helped organize this year's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. This year's 5k walk marked ACS's 100th anniversary and celebrated the end of the first century of their fight to end canc...
City accepting applications for community garden plots
FORT PIERCE -- The City of Fort Pierce in partnership with Keep Fort Pierce Beautiful will be accepting applications to have a garden plot in the new community garden opening in January, 2014. The garden will be located at 424 North Ninth Street, along Moore's Creek Linear Park. Plots will be assigned on a first come first ser...
Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative taking place Oct. 26
PORT ST. LUCIE -- The Port St. Lucie Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs on Oct.26, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. . Bring medications for disposal t...
Newest retail store is an outdoor dream
PORT ST. LUCIE -- Johnny Morris started out selling fishing bait out of his father's liquor store in Springfield, Missouri. By 1971, Mr. Morris had incorporated the brand Bass Pro Shop, and in 1974, the first mail-order catalog was mailed. The once single-shelf of fishing supplies turned into one ...
Feral hog challenge winners announced
FORT PIERCE - The UF/IFAS St. Lucie County Cooperative Extension's 4-H Southern Swines 2013 Feral Hog Challenge wrapped up Oct. 4-5 with dozens of feral hogs being captured. The winners from the 2013 Feral Hog Challenge were: o First place: Adrian Morales' team with a combined weight of 422 lbs.; winning $2,500 and custom Moor...
Looking ahead for a new career
Zachary Osborne, 17, of Fort Pierce, Asia Lurry, 15, of Port St. Lucie and Adia Vernette, 15, of Fort Pierce, gather information from Navy Recruiter Tyrone Brooks of Port St. Lucie. Fort Pierce Westwood High School hosted their second annual college fair for the community and students on Wednesday, Oct. 16....
Beach Party to benefit sea life
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- Join in the fun for Sea-Life Habitat Improvement Project's Island Beach Party on Saturday, Oct.26, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Inlet Beach Bar & Grille in Fort Pierce. This fundraising event benefits the Sea-Life Habitat Improvement Project. SHIP is a 501.c.3 public charity with a mission to deploy a large N...
College kicks-off basketball season with food drive
TREASURE COAST -- The Athletics Department at Indian River State College is kicking off the new season with a "Basketball Extravaganza" Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 5:30 p.m. in the gymnasium on the IRSC Main Campus, located at 3209 Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce. The event will showcase the College's basketball programs. Prior to the ...
Health fair taking place Oct. 31
TREASURE COAST -- Learn how to take care of your health in a fun and engaging way at the Indian River State College Nursing Student Health Fair. IRSC nursing students, empowered by a strong desire to share the latest information about health and wellness, are bringing this free health fair to the Koblegard Student Union Thursd...
Annual event to raise money for Treasure Coast shelter
TREASURE COAST -- Walk with your friends, walk with your dog, just get out and walk to support a good cause. November 9 is the 11th annual Mutt March, one of the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast's biggest fundraisers of the year. The fun walk usually brings in about $50,000 that goes toward care for the numerous animals i...
Job service to change names
TREASURE COAST -- Beginning early next year, Workforce Solutions will become CareerSource Research Coast as part of a new universal brand identity to align Florida's nationally recognized workforce system. The new brand, CareerSource Florida, is a result of extensive market research and input from local leaders, employers, job s...
Cobras take down Eagles
Fort Pierce Central Cobras quarterback Sam Vaughn (No. 2) breaks through the Eagles' defensive line during their Homecoming game against St. Lucie West Centennial at Lawnwood Stadium on Friday, Oct. 18. Fort Pierce Central High School defeated St. Lucie West Centennial with a final score of 35-13....
City to launch online permit processing system
PORT ST. LUCIE -- Starting Nov. 4, the city of Port St. Lucie will launch an online processing system for all building permit applications. Applications submitted prior to Nov. 4 will not be affected, and will remain in the existing system until completed. Known as PANDA, the new system is web-based. It will be used for all in...
Who's that mummy?
Tatiana Lopez, 6, and brothers Enrique and Joshua, both 9, mummify their sister Clarirza, 5, with toilet paper at the mummy wrapping and decorating contest at The Renaissance Charter School. The school held their Fall Festival and Carnival in St. Lucie West on Saturday, Oct. 19....
Benefit decrease take place starting in November
TREASURE COAST -- On Nov. 1, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients (Food Stamps) will see a decrease in benefits due to the expiration of SNAP increases provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The amount of SNAP benefits each eligible household receives depends on many factors, such as in...
Need to know
University hosting Halloween open house Come visit Keiser University on Oct. 30, from 6- 8 p.m. for the Keiser Scare Fair Open House. This community event will feature Halloween festivities for the entire family to enjoy. Join faculty, staff and students of Keiser University for tricks and treats, refreshments, games and prizes. This family-frien...

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