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Nonprofit collecting donations for the victims of school shooting
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- As people from Newtown, Conn., and beyond respond to the school shooting tragedy, they are turning to United Way looking for ways to help. In response, the nonprofit will be accepting donations to aid in providing support services to the families and community affected by this senseless tragedy. All donations...
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...
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...
Obituaries
Marcus Roberts Marcus Roberts, 74, of Fort Pierce, died Dec.12, 2012. He was born in Fort Pierce. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He is survived by two sons, David (Joan) and Bobby; four grandchildren and four great- grandchildren. Arrangements by Yates Funeral Home and Crematory. Steven L. Watkins Steven L. Watkins, 54, of Fort Pierce, di...
Kickball leagues forming
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Residents are invited to join an ultra-social kickball league. The league is beginning its winter season on Jan. 31. Games will be held on Thursday evenings for nine weeks at Jensen Beach Elementary school in Jensen Beach. The adult coed kickball league costs $56 to play and includes game T-shirt, kick-off p...
Magicians install officers
For Hometown news PORT ST. LUCIE -- On Dec.14, the annual installation of officers and a Christmas party for the Society of American Magicians of Port St. Lucie Chapter No. 172 was held at Manero's Restaurant in Stuart. Newly elected officers are Alfred Chiaverini, president; Nicholas Bradley, vice president and Dean Devitt and Daniel Eisen, co...
Aquarium changes hours
For Hometown news ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- The St. Lucie County Aquarium, featuring the Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit, will now be open seven days a week through the winter season. A few months ago, the aquarium added Sundays from noon-4 p.m. back to its year-round hours of operation and will begin being open on Mondays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. o...
Brunch fundraiser taking place Jan. 27
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- Join the Friends of the A.E. Backus Museum for a Key West-style getaway at an oceanside brunch on Jan. 27 from noon to 4 p.m. at the all new Inn at Ocean Village. Enjoy a brunch buffet, flowing libations, unexpected surprises, outlandish characters and an auction. One lucky guest will even take home an ounc...
Affordable before,after school care available
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- Have a child who is interested in cooking, arts & crafts, sports and games? Then the Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie County is the perfect fit. The Boys & Girls Club's Kidstops currently have openings for before and after school care for children from kindergarten through 12. These programs are located in th...
Weekly nature series begin Jan. 6
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- Start the New Year off right with St. Lucie County's Environmental Resources Department's weekly winter nature series' guided, educational hikes. These free weekly programs run through May 4 and give participants a chance to explore some of the 42 miles of hiking trails that are located throughout the Count...
Group receives certification
For Hometown News ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- The nonprofit Solar and Energy Loan Fund received official certification as a community development financial institution from the U.S. Department of the Treasury. A certified community development financial institution is a specialized financial institution that works in market niches that are underserved ...
College accepting applications for nursing assistant program
For Hometown News TREASURE COAST -- Indian River State College is accepting applications for nursing assistant classes. Most nursing assistants help with patient care activities such as bathing and feeding. Nursing assistants work under the supervision of nursing or medical staff to provide basic care in hospitals, nursing homes, physicians' of...
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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