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Safe haven for runaways focuses on prevention
TREASURE COAST -- The hundreds of homeless teens on the Treasure Coast and Okeechobee have a safe place to go when it seems there's nowhere to turn. The youth usually leave their homes because of family disputes or literally are running for their lives to escape abuse. When they run, they often end...
Fall festival filled with fun
The twelfth annual Fall Festival was held at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center on Saturday, November 2 to benefit the Port St. Lucie Downtown Lions Club Programs. Asleigh Maypole, 9, and Cassandra Krug, 12, both of Port St. Lucie, and Emily Gibbons, 14, of West Palm Beach, ride the Hang Gliders....
University, school district partner
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- On the Fort Pierce Central High School campus sits a very special satellite campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's main campus in Daytona Beach. The Embry-Riddle - St. Lucie County Aerospace and Engineering Academy is the result of a joint partnership between the St. Lucie County School District a...
New park goes to the dogs
City of Fort Pierce Public Works Manager Mike Reals, Commissioner Tom Perona, Eagle Scout Patrick Brown, 17, Mayor of Fort Pierce, Linda Hudson, Commissioner Ed Becht and Park Advisory Board Chairman Erica Ganzi cut the ceremonial ribbon officially opening the Maravilla dog park....
Navy SEAL-style challenge comes to Vero Beach
VERO BEACH -- Ever wondered if you could make it as a U.S. Navy SEAL? Come to the Navy Seal Museum's Bridge Challenge on Nov. 30 to find out. The Bridge Challenge will be a test of mental and physical stamina and it won't be for the faint of heart, said Rick Kaiser, former Navy SEAL executive dire...
Hundreds raise funds for wildlife center
TREASURE COAST -- More than 220 people attended the Treasure Coast Wildlife Center's annual Owl's Howl Halloween Ghoula at the Flagler Center in downtown Stuart on Friday, Oct. 25. Dressed in costume or masquerade ball attire, attendees saw live performances by The Barn Theatre who did the live shadow performanc...
A great day at the air show
Sarah Miller, 6 of Port St. Lucie, takes a turn trying on the pilot's helmet while sitting in the cockpit of the Martin County Sheriff's helicopter at the The 24th annual Stuart Air Show, held at Witham Field in Stuart on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 1, 2 and 3, celebrates flight, and honors our vetera...
Muster taking place at SEAL museum this weekend
TREASURE COAST --When the threat of World War II loomed over the United States and it was evident that troops were going to head to Europe to support the efforts of Allies against Germany, an elite group of servicemen ascended on the beaches in Fort Pierce. Their mission was to level the ground at...
Race to raise money
Dylan Page,11, of Port St. Lucie, is the mastermind behind the second annual Karting For The Cure, having come up with the idea while watching a football game with the players all wearing pink. He enlisted his dad, Mike Page, to help organize the event. The event, held at South Florida Karting in Hobe Sound, fea...
Food Bank's Canstruction a 3,743-pound success
TREASURE COAST -- Treasure Coast Food Bank's first Canstruction packed a 3,743-pound wallop in the fight against hunger. The event concluded Sunday as the canned food sculptures were dismantled and the food delivered to Treasure Coast Food Bank's shelves. The sculptures made from canned food were on display since they were con...
Show me what you have learned
The Student LED Conferences at Weatherbee Elementary School in Fort Pierce on Wednesday, Oct. 30 provide students the opportunity to show what and how they are learning as well as how much they have progressed. Anthony Screen, 7, and Giselle Reyes-Ramires, 7, share what they learned with St. Lucie Fire Departmen...
Store partners with Hibiscus Children's Center
TREASURE COAST -- Hibiscus Children's Center and Plato's Closet are partnering to brighten the holiday season for teens residing at the Hibiscus Children's Village in Vero Beach. The Clothing Kids ... Changing Lives project will run through Dec. 22 at Plato's Closet in St. Lucie West and in Stuart. Visit either store and pick...
Putting up a good fight
The St. Lucie West Centennial Eagles took on the Vero Beach Fighting Indians Friday evening in a District 8-A showdown in the Citrus Bowl in Vero Beach. Quarterback Javid Ellis (No. 7) hands off to Elijah Richardson (No. 33) for a big gain in the second quarter. Despite the hard-hitting defense by the Eagles, Vero ...
County hosts ribbon cutting for dog park Nov. 16
FORT PIERCE - The St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners invites all two-legged and four-legged County residents to the official ribbon cutting of the new dog park located inside the Savannas Recreation Area on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. - noon. Refreshments will be served for both canines and humans. The ADA-acces...
Need to know
Libraries to offer Medicare 101 seminars Two St. Lucie County libraries will offer free Medicare 101 seminars this November. Friday, Nov. 15 at 10 a.m. - Morningside Branch Library, 2410 SE Morningside Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Thursday, Nov. 21 at 1 p.m. - Fort Pierce Branch Library, 101 Melody Lane, Fort Pierce. Presented by the Florida Departme...

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