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Company offering savings on flu shots
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Coast2Coast Rx discount prescription cards can now be used to save up to 30 percent on seasonal flu shots. Consumers can use their cards in the same way they normally would for prescriptions. Use the pharmacy locator tool on the Coast2Coast Rx website to contact the nearest pharmacy. As a nationwide prescript...
Organization changes name
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Pink Tie Friends on the Treasure Coast has a new name but their mission remains the same. The nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds to help breast cancer patients in Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River counties marked a successful sixth annual friendship luncheon with the announcement of a new name...
Museum opens new house
For Hometown News FORT PIERCE -- The National Navy SEAL Museum has officially opened Trident House, a residential home located directly on the water, for use by U.S. Navy SEALs and their families. Trident House serves to augment the preservation of the Force and Families program initiated by United States Operations Command. This initiative rec...
Awareness campaign to include poster, video contest
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- The Florida Division of Emergency Management and Florida chapters of the American Red Cross will celebrate Severe Weather Awareness week Feb. 11- 15. This annual public awareness campaign provides an opportunity for teachers to educate students on the importance of being prepared in the event of severe weathe...
Annual walk taking place Jan. 12
For Hometown news ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- On Jan. 12, the Ethan James Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Foundation will host the second annual 5K memorial walk for SIDS research. Registration for will begin at 9 a.m. in Tradition and the walk will get under way at 10:30 a.m. Four-month-old Ethan died on May 11, 2011 when he went down for a nap and never...
Resident to participate in dog show
For Hometown News FORT PIERCE -- On Dec. 15-16, the best in the sport of purebred dogs will flock to Orlando to strut their stuff at the prestigious AKC/Eukanuba National Championship. Janet Birdsall, CharDognay restaurant owner of Fort Pierce, and her dogs, Malibu Dream (Kenny), She's Just a Little Bit Naughty (Naughty), Your Wish Is My Comman...
Luncheon to benefit Treasure Coast nonprofit
For Hometown News MARTIN COUNTY -- The Founding Friends of Treasure Coast Hospice will hold a butterfly luncheon, on Jan. 28. Ticket sales have been brisk and hundreds of ladies throughout Martin and St. Lucie counties are looking forward to spending a delightful afternoon at the Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club, all while supporting Treasu...
Clerk's office receives highest honor for financial reporting
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- The Government Finance Officers Association has awarded the St. Lucie County Clerk of the Circuit Court's office a certificate of achievement for excellence in financial reporting. The 2011 comprehensive annual financial report and 2011 popular annual financial report, "Dollars and Sense: Your practical gui...
Dinner to benefit lagoon research slated for Feb. 8
For Hometown news ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- Alto "Bud" Adams Jr. will be the guest of honor at the second annual "Love Your Lagoon" dinner on Feb. 8 at 6 p.m. at the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, 5600 U.S. 1 North in Fort Pierce. Proceeds from the event will support HBOI's research of the lagoon. "In order to alleviate the flooding and drou...
County's sea turtle season ends
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- Thanks in part to oceanfront residents' continued compliance with sea turtle-friendly lighting requirements, St. Lucie County experienced an increase in turtle nesting. Resident's efforts to conserve endangered sea turtle populations have helped sea turtle nesting activities on local beaches. Sea turtle ligh...
Bank supports nonprofit for more than 25 years
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- In keeping with Seacoast National Bank's legacy of more than 25 years of support for the March of Dimes, the organization recently announced it would donate $15,000 as the 2013 premiere sponsor for Treasure Coast March for Babies, which includes Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie counties. Seacoas...
Nonprofit receives grant
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- The PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from the PNC Financial Services Group, has awarded the Boys & Girls Club a $10,000 grant for its CORE impact program that targets areas of academic success and healthy lifestyles for club members. Additionally, PNC Bank has further enhanced the relati...
Organization opens local chapter
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- Women and men of St. Lucie County are invited to join the newly formed Treasure Coast chapter of the National Organization for Women. "We're excited and energized by the response of our local community," said Mindi Fettermen, president of Treasure Coast NOW. "We have a broad agenda of priorities that we wil...
Agency names Case Manager of Quarter
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- Sarah Grubbs, a dependency case manager in St. Lucie County, was awarded the United for Families Case Manager of the Quarter award Dec. 7 during a community training to help child-welfare staff manage stress. "I was excited to win the Case Manager of the Quarter award," said Ms. Grubbs, who became a case ma...
Youth wishes for modeling classes
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- Zuleima Iraheta's wish is pretty simple. She just wants to like herself a little more. Ms. Iraheta, who turned 21 on Thanksgiving, grew up in foster care. She is the second youngest in a sibling group of eight and has spent much of her adult life trying to find her place in the grown-up world of work, rent...
Grants available for video program
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUTNY -- The St. Lucie County office of media relations is now accepting applications for its video production grant program. The grant program will award one 60-second video public service announcements to a nonprofit organization and/or government agency located in St. Lucie County. Grant applications are availabl...
College receives grant
For Hometown news TREASURE COAST -- Indian River State College has been awarded a grant to investigate the use of virtual reality to enhance teacher effectiveness and student achievement. Ten sites across the country will participate in the national research project led by the University of Central Florida using TeachLivETM, a computer- simulat...
Clubs & Classes in the Fort Pierce area
Clubs & organizations AARP senior community service employment program: The employment program offers free training and assistance in getting a job for qualifying seniors who are 55 or older on a limited income, and living in Martin or St. Lucie counties. Call (772) 223-2653 or (772) 462-6149. American Legion Post 40: Hall rental is available for...
Clubs & Classes in the Port St. Lucie area
Clubs and organizations AD/HD Support Group: The meetings are at K.C. Chung Tae Kwon Do, Darwin Square, 3211 S.W. Port St. Lucie Blvd. For information, call (772) 879-1011. Air Force Sergeants Association: Treasure Coast Chapter 564 meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the DAV Hall, 1350 S.W. California Blvd., Port St. Lucie. ...
Fort Pierce 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. Class for dads The Nurturing Father's class is offered free to all St. Lucie County men by ...
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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