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New city manager has great expectations for city
PORT ST. LUCIE -- Jeff Bremer has a vision for the city of Port St. Lucie. The newly sworn in city manager feels that a consistent level of leadership throughout the city will move the area forward. "I'm truly excited to be in this position," Mr. Bremer said. The community celebrated Mr. Bremer's swearing in on Wednesday...
Celebrate Spring: We want your event listings
Attention, organizations, churches, theatres, galleries, museums, nonprofits, clubs and businesses: Hometown News is putting together a calendar listing for its upcoming Celebrate Spring publication, and we need your help. If you have an upcoming event that you'd like to promote that will take place between April 1, 2014, and Sept. 30, 2014, plea...
YMCA Easter House tickets on sale
TREASURE COAST -- The YMCA of the Treasure Coast is kicking off its biggest fundraiser of the year: The annual Easter House raffle. This is the 27th year the YMCA has raffled off a house in the area, providing one lucky family with a brand new abode or $150,000 and thousands of...
Learning about the gear
'Harpoon Abby', Sarah Garben of Miami, shows 8-year-old Nathaniel Sydney of Fort Pierce her hunting harpoon. The Treasure Coast Pirate Fest was held at Veteran's Memorial Park/Riverwalk Center in Fort Pierce running from Friday, Jan. 31 through Sunday, Feb. 2. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benef...
City gives grants to nonprofits
FORT PIERCE -- Fort Pierce Mayor Linda Hudson has announced that 11 local nonprofit agencies will receive $70,000 in funding from the City's federal Community Development Block Grant program. The grants will be used to help address the needs of low- to moderate-income you...
A 'savvy' good time with the pirates
Cortnee Banks, 17, of Fort Pierce, examines the skeleton pirate's brain sitting amongst his treasures....
'Heart disease' describes numerous conditions
Few people are unaware of heart disease and its potentially devastating effects. But many people may not know that the term "heart disease" is a blanket term used to describe several health problems related to the heart. According to the World Health Organization, ischaemic heart disease, which is characterized by a re...
Dental office to offer free oral health care
PORT ST. LUCIE -- The Healthy Mouth Movement, a community giving initiative from Aspen Dental and Oral Health America that is designed to deliver free dental care to thousands of people in need in communities across the U.S., and oral health education to millions more - kicks off this month in Florida. Aspen Dental offices in...
Reducing risk for heart disease could save your life
Heart disease doesn't discriminate, affecting men and women regardless of their age or where they live. In the United States, cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death, according to the American Heart Association. North of the border, one Canadian dies from heart disease or stroke every seven minutes. So ...
Pre-game fun at Bass Pro Shops
Michaela Gnoffo, 3, of Port St. Lucie, observes fish feeding time at the aquarium at the Super Bowl Sampler event at Bass Pro Shops in Port St. Lucie on Saturday Feb.1. ....
Relaxing on the riverfront
'Ryan and Friends,' from left, Chad Abramson of Fort Pierce on bass, Ryan Owens of Stuart on acoustic guitar and vocals, and on Djembe, Xander James, performing "Norwegian Wood' at St. Lucie River Rivernights at Rivergate held at Veteran's Park Rivergate. The next event will be March 10. ...
Youth organization receives funding for afterschool, developmental programs
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County has received a grant from the Children's Services Council of St. County. The Boys & Girls Clubs will use the funds to support the programs by providing a full range of afterschool programs and summer development activities to include academic success, healthy lifestyles...
Ahoy matey!
Three year old Chase Holberton of Port St. Lucie checks out a bead necklace at the pirate fest.
St. Lucie County Fire Inspector receives honor
ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- The Florida Fire Chiefs Association has named SLCFD Fire Inspector Michael Matthy the Fire Inspector of the Year. Fire Inspector Matthy was recognized by the FFCA at the Fire-Rescue East Conference earlier this month in Daytona Beach. Fire Inspector Matthy has been with St. Lucie County Fire District since ...
Enjoying the petting zoo
Skylar Addison, 1, Shaneka Boyd and Chanel Addison, 2, of Port St. Lucie, and Lisa Hopkins of Fort Pierce, check out a piglet at the Cock A Doodle Doo petting zoo. An annual event hosted by Martin Health Systems, the Bonfire and Hayride at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie on Saturday, Feb. 1 is a country-wester...
Amazing facts about the human heart
Every Valentine's Day homes and businesses dress up the decor with cupids and hearts to celebrate a day all about love and affection. The heart shape has been used to symbolically represent the human heart as the center of emotion and romantic love. Hearts symbolizing love can be traced back to the Middle Ages. Those fa...
Heart health tips no matter the weather
The weather and temperature outdoors can have a large impact on energy levels and motivation to exercise. Warm, sunny weather can beckon one outdoors, while cold or rainy weather could keep one hibernating inside -- which is not good for the spirit or the body, including cardiovascular health. Staying active when the w...
A new friend
Fort Pierce residents Taylor and Madison Gates, 9 and 7, watch as the pirate places his rat on 6-year-old Paisley Jones' head....
Weather service returns to area
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - St. Lucie County's Department of Public Safety and Communications announced that through its partnership with the National Oceanographic Atmospheric Administration's weather program the NOAA Weather Radio service is up and running again on the Treasure Coast. St. Lucie County worked with the NOAA's Melbourne...
Need to know
Downtown event to include games, food trucks Dream Center Treasure Coast is having an event Feb 15, from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. at the River Walk in Downtown Fort Pierce. There will be a food truck invasion, the fun bus, live music, kid's carnival style games, local entertainment and vendors. For more information, call (772) 777-5425. Commissioners...

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