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Students take pledge not to text, drive
For Hometown News FORT PIERCE -- Marking a month since the start of the national "No Text on Board" pledge awareness, Haisley Funeral & Cremation Service and John Carroll High School have made a collaborative commitment to spread greater awareness to students that texting while driving is as dangerous as drinking and driving. This message is st...
Hearing aid bank needs donated aids
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- The Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services of the Treasure Coast is in need of hearing aid donations of all types and in any condition. Many people wonder what to do with their old units that just take up drawer space. Donated units are refurbished and then provided to people in the local community who could not oth...
College to offer course for license dental hygienists
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Licensed dental hygienists will want to consider a new course being offered by the Indian River State College Corporate and Community Training Institute. The course is designed to train licensed dental hygienists to safely administer dental anesthesia under the supervision of a Florida- licensed dentist. Thos...
Residents reminded to donates wisely to storm victims
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy in the northeast U.S., emergency officials urge residents to donate responsibly. Citizens and businesses witnessing Sandy's devastation and wishing to help those impacted should follow these guidelines to ensure your donations do the most good for the m...
Kayak tours show beauty of area
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- Guided kayak tours are available at Savannas Preserve State Park for water sport enthusiasts, avid paddlers or nature lovers. Tours are available Friday and Saturday mornings at 8:30 a.m. The Friends of Savannas Preserve Kayak Committee guides the tours for a suggested $10 donation. Kayak guides are trained ...
Energy program offering discount to veterans
For Hometown news ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- The nonprofit solar and energy loan fund will offer a new special discount to military personnel and their families. SELF provides energy expertise and low-interest rate loans to help county property owners identify and make cost-effective energy retrofits. SELF is helping local residents reduce their energ...
Bank recognizes community heroes
For Hometown News FORT PIERCE -- The Fort Pierce Branch of CenterState Bank has dedicated November and December to recognizing heroes in the community. Based on a specially designed community heroes program offering special benefits to local community heroes who open accounts at the bank, the bank has also taken steps to offer financial donatio...
City to remove derelict vessels
For Hometown News FORT PIERCE -- The city of Fort Pierce, in collaboration with St. Lucie County, recently received a grant totaling $46,780 ($17,000 from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Florida boating improvement program and $20,000 match from St. Lucie County) to remove four derelict vessels located with the city limits a...
Grads earn 100 percent pass rate on exams
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- The most recent graduates of Indian River State College's health information technology program earned a 100 percent pass rate on their credentialing exam from the Commission on Certification of Health Informatics and Information Management. IRSC wishes to congratulate these students on their accomplishment. ...
Obituaries
J. Kevin Slocum J. Kevin Slocum, 67, of Fort Pierce, died Nov. 18, 2012. Arrangements by All County Funeral Home. Mary LaRue Gallott Mary LaRue Gallott, 80, of Fort Pierce, died Nov. 16, 2012. She was born in Arnold, Pa., and lived in Fort Pierce since 1954. She is survived by a son, Bobby (Louise); a daughter, Julie (Michael); a sister, Rita a...
Nautical flea market seeks vendors
For Hometown News PORT ST. LUCIE -- The Port St. Lucie Angler's Club will host its nautical flea market on Jan. 12 at the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens. Vendors are needed to make this event as successful as last year's. There has been additional space added from last year's event. Space is available at a low cost. There is free admission t...
Group donates to food bank
For Hometown News PORT ST. LUCIE -- The Port St. Lucie Business Women presented a $1,000 community action grant to the Treasure Coast Food Bank at its Nov. 15 meeting. "There is still widespread food insecurity on the Treasure Coast," said Tricia Jenkins, vice president of development, Treasure Coast Food Bank. "For every dollar that we receive...
Nonprofit receives donation from baseball teams
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- The N.Y. Mets/St. Lucie Mets donated $5,000 to the Chuck Hill Unit of the Boys & Girls Club in Port St. Lucie to help save the club and keep kids in a safe environment. In a time when hundreds of children and teens in the county are not receiving the guidance they need to graduate from high school, avoid th...
Council grants funds for county program
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- The Roundtable of St. Lucie County has received a grant from the Children's Services Council of St. Lucie County. Kids at Hope is an initiative of the Roundtable of St. Lucie County and inspires, empowers and transforms communities to create a culture where all children are capable of success. It is a belie...
Scholarship established in volunteer's memory
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- The Van Duzer Foundation has set up a permanently endowed scholarship fund through the Indian River State College Foundation to provide scholarships for students attending IRSC. The scholarship fund was created in memory of Calvin W. Lane to honor his many years of volunteer service through the Van Duzer Foun...
Legislators meet to discuss issues
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- The Treasure Coast Advocacy Coalition presented its red book of local political concerns to elected state officials Nov. 9 at a special legislative breakfast. Issues presented in the red book, a compilation of local nonprofit priorities, were identified earlier in the fall during a legislative summit. This ye...
Networking skills class taking place Dec. 7
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- All of the parties and social events during the holiday season provide the perfect opportunity to network for new clients or a new job. Yet, going in blindly can leave a person less than merry. To get the most out of these events, it's best to mingle with a strategy. To help those interested in improving netw...
Port St. Lucie Community Notes
Society seeking members The Singletarian Society of Martin and St. Lucie counties are looking for new members between 57 and 70. Members must be widows, widowers or divorced. Meets second Thursday of every month. Call (772) 398-2345 for more information. Library continues art program The Morningside Branch Library hosts the "Walls of Art" progr...

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