FORT PIERCE – For more than 25 years, customers have relied on the experts at PRO-TECH APPLIANCE INC. for both sales and service of top-name appliances.
Fort Pierce developer donating kayak launch lambasts a divided city commission over naming process
City Commission directed staff to create a policy mandating zero waste from events on taxpayer funded properties
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - The Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County, in partnership with H.A.L.O. No-Kill Rescue, have announced a new “working” cat program to help find homes for less adoptable cats in Indian River County.
Pro-Tech Appliance Store Manager Brian Paul shows off the appliances recently in the Oleander Avenue showroom.
VERO BEACH - The Vero Beach City Council wants to close the Leisure Square pool and replace it with a skate park. While the skate park has great support among residents, not everyone agrees with getting rid of the pool to make it happen.
VERO BEACH - On July 5, Indian River County opened the new 84-acre Osprey Acres Stormwater Park and Nature Preserve, just east of Oslo Middle School.
VERO BEACH - On July 7, the Indian River County Cal Ripken baseball 10u all-star team won the South Florida State Championship by defeating the NW St. Pete 10u All Stars by a score of 6-5. That win propelled them to the top of the 78 competing teams.
SEBASTIAN - Sebastian officials have hit the pause button on a proposed 1,118 acre annexation until further discussions can be had with county staff.
SEBASTIAN - Local police will host Christmas in July on Sat., July 20 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Riverview Park in Sebastian.
FORT PIERCE – When a community unites to help those in need, the ripple effect is a powerful thing. When Whole Family Health Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit provider of healthcare services with offices in Vero Beach and Ft. Pierce, was awarded a grant from the John’s Island Foundation for the …
Martin County now on federal/CDC radar due to fourth Palm City death from the virus
MARTIN COUNTY – The Martin County Office of Tourism and Marketing, in partnership with the Treasure Coast Square mall, is opening up the first-ever interactive, pop-up tourism experience on the Treasure Coast - and there's something for everyone! The pop-up tourism shop offers a glimpse into…
STUART – United Way of Martin County recently announced the investment of nearly $2.1 million in Martin County, supporting programs and initiatives that are strengthening neighborhoods, boosting economic mobility and providing a safety net for people in need.
Low-income and smaller residential/retail builders will see decreases, while others will see increases
Port St. Lucie Mayor Gregory Oravec fears new design standards will create another PSL Boulevard
Port St. Lucie Council to hear draft ordinance as part of Trails Master Plan
The Martin Redevelopment Agency recommended approval of new Chapter 18 provisions in the Comprehensive Growth Management Plan.
VERO BEACH - The Grand Harbor Community Outreach Program, the philanthropic arm of the Grand Harbor community, has awarded The Learning Alliance a $10,000 grant to fund a Third Grade Interventionist program at Dodgertown Elementary School.
INDIAN RIVER SHORES - Dog lovers are rejoicing that there is finally a beach in Indian River County where dogs can be let off leash.
FORT PIERCE - Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute is teaming up with combat veteran divers to study and save sea turtles.
Fort Pierce commissioners once again give commercial parking downtown their backing despite protests
Lack of staff auditor complicating completion of comprehensive annual financial report in a timely manner
VERO BEACH - The Environmental Learning Center in Vero Beach has received a $1 million pledge from inventor and business owner Thomas R. Schidel of Vero Beach. Mr. Schidel’s gift will provide for the design, construction and maintenance of a new Education and Event Pavilion and Oval on the E…
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY – A series of drug arrests during the last week of June reveal that the notorious “Dark Web” now reaches into Vero Beach.
TREASURE COAST - Volunteers plan to clean 125 miles of waterways in Martin, St. Lucie, and Indian River counties during the 12th annual Treasure Coast Waterway Cleanup on Sat., July 27.
Bobby Leroy Hopkins, 62, passed away on July 5, 2019 in Fort Pierce, Florida.
TREASURE COAST - On July 1, texting while driving became a primary offense in Florida.
FORT PIERCE – Express yourself at the Zora Neale Hurston Branch Library this July with a number of family programs focused on creativity and learning.
Martin School District to move from Ocean Avenue location to former Stuart News building on Federal Highway
VERO BEACH - Vero Beach business owners, artists, and art patrons are teaming up in an ambitious effort to paint murals all over Vero Beach.
Good news for students looking to begin a career in healthcare: Indian River State College (IRSC) has extended its application deadlines for individuals interested in careers in medical assisting, dental assisting and health information technology. All three programs begin August 19. Apply n…
VERO BEACH - Veterans Helping Veterans (VHV), a program of the Veterans Council of Indian River County (VCIRC), has received a generous $30,000 grant award from the Indian River Community Foundation. Funding in support of the Veterans Helping Veterans program, will provide repairs and home i…
St. Lucie County asks P&Z Board, public, for input on how to manage potential profusion of messaging signs
Martin County School Board members worry oversight committee members don’t fully understand open meetings laws
Port St. Lucie City Council frustrated with Florida Power & Light’s refusal to negotiate better terms on right-of-way
Fort Pierce commissioners divided over how to handle formal complaints against their three employees
The Local Planning Agency backs Chapter 18 and other amendments to sections governing CRA development
According People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), in just seven years’ time, one unaltered female cat and her offspring can produce more than 370,000 kittens, with about half of those able to survive. The number in slightly lower for dogs. In just two years, a female dog and her …
Anglers of all ages came out to fish Father’s Day weekend with the ARC of Martin County at the sixth Annual KDW Offshore Fishing Tournament on Saturday, June 15th in Stuart, Florida.
STUART - Martin County Library System is pleased to announce the second in a series of new and improved quiet areas that will eventually be implemented at all library locations. A welcome reception is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, July 9 at 6:00 p.m. at the Blake Library, 2351 SE Monte…
With an estimated 6,000 students in Martin County needing assistance in preparing for the upcoming school year, House of Hope is partnering with local businesses, organizations and residents for its annual “Tools for School” supply drive in order to fulfill the needs of as many students as p…
PORT ST. LUCIE – The Morningside Branch Library continues to keep families cool and engaged this summer as the Summer Reading Challenge continues into July. Along with the specialized summer programs, the Morningside Branch features additional family activities to avoid the “summer slide.”
Starting July 8, new service area responds to growing need for end-of-life care offerings
Have you paid your June Installment bill yet?
FORT PIERCE – Thanks to support from the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA), U.S. Customs and several non-profits, St. Lucie County has successfully created a new artificial reef. On Sunday, a 180-foot freighter, known as the Voici Bernadette, was sunk in 100 feet of water roughly 11 mil…
VERO BEACH - Indian River County has scheduled beach restoration for Sector 5, which extends from Tracking Station Park south through Vero Beach to the Riomar Golf Course. The beach replenishment will run from November, 2019 through April, 2020.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - The Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation has announced $43,943 in grants for summer 2019.
VERO BEACH - Riverside Theatre’s free outside concerts continue this weekend with The Jacks Band on Friday, July 5, and Sleepin’ Dogz on Saturday, July 6.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Four Indian River County non-profit organizations were honored at 211 HelpLine’s 2019 Jewels of the Treasure Coast luncheon, held May 23 at the Santa Lucie River Club in Port St. Lucie.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Indian River County Commissioners have voted to extend another six months a ban on the land application of Class B biosolids. The moratorium, which was due to expire in July, will now expire January 7, 2020.
OBJ is an absolute love-bug, but he wasn’t always that way. He has spent the majority of his life as a community cat living outside here at HSTC. Everything changed when he collapsed; it was determined that he had a severe urinary tract infection that required immediate attention. Over the …
Dolores Gaynor, of Vero Beach, sent in this picture of the Koop sisters while they vacationed in Aruba , during May. The sisters are Janet, Dolores, Loretta and Carol-Ann. Although it was extremely windy and their original Hometown News newspaper blew away and landed in water, they still man…
Mane is a five-year old neutered male mixed breed cat who came to the Humane Society as an owner surrender. Since he came here, he has been afraid of some of the other cats in the room. His solution has been to hide on an empty shelf inside a cupboard or under a cat tower. When people approa…
Ace is a 10-year old neutered male yellow mixed breed dog who came back to the Humane Society in June because his owners were moving. He is a very sweet mature guy. Ace listens well to basic commands; he aims to please. Ace is simply a savvy senior citizen looking for a couch that can be his…
Mia is the perfect combination of love and fun. She is a 4 year young Jack Russell/Chihuahua mix. She loves your lap and she has lots of energy. She wants to share her affectionate and fun nature with you.
Lily has had a hard life. This 7 year old mixed breed remains a sweet, over the top happy and affectionate doggie. Please watch her video and tell me your heart does not melt. Lily could be the loyal, loving and cuddly companion you have ALWAYS wanted to have in your life. She deserves to h…