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PORT ST. LUCIE — The City of Port St. Lucie Parks & Recreation Department is hosting a day-long celebration of fun and fitness at two fitness centers on Saturday June 12.

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Port St. Lucie will be home to 427,000-square-foot Cheney Brothers plant eventually employing 380 workers

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TREASURE COAST – When speaking with the organizers and leaders of the Gulfstream Council Boy Scouts of America about the upcoming Cub Scout Day Camp, the collective pride and enthusiasm were hard to miss.

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SEBASTIAN — The city of Sebastian and the Indian River County School Board have reached an agreement to provide law enforcement officers at Sebastian Elementary School and Pelican Island Elementary School.

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VERO BEACH — Indian River County has a Tourist Development Tax, also known as the Tourist Tax or the Bed Tax, which is intended to promote tourism in the county. According to Vero Beach City Council Member Dick Winger, the city does not receive its fair share.

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STATEWIDE — The Florida and Illinois State Attorneys General have secured a larger share than originally proposed of the $31 million Keurig K-Cup antitrust settlement agreement.

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STATEWIDE — Attorney General Ashley Moody has issued a consumer alert highlighting phantom debt collection schemes.

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ST. LUCIE COUNTY – The Boys and Girls Clubs of America is well known to be an important asset to any community fortunate enough to have one. The Boys and Girls Club of St. Lucie County has been serving the Treasure Coast for over 25 years, changing lives and inspiring futures for kids from k…

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STATEWIDE — Florida is in the midst of a home buying frenzy and the Attorney General's office is encouraging Floridians to be on guard against real estate scams.

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STATEWIDE — One overlooked aspect of the American Rescue Plan Act signed by President Biden in March is that it includes a big push to get women and children to eat more vegetables and fruits. That goal is being realized now in the WIC supplemental nutrition program for women who are pregnan…

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — The Indian River County Public Works Coastal Engineering Division announced on June 2 that it removed four derelict vessels from the Indian River Lagoon. The Coastal Engineering Division is responsible for the planning, permitting, and construction of projects related t…

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ST. LUCIE COUNTY – Any time is a great time to open a new music venue or start a live theatre because there can never be too much art and entertainment in the world.

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TREASURE COAST – Does anyone remember ‘Cheers’? Not the television show so much, because that would mean dating ourselves, but the place where “everybody knows your name, and they’re always glad you came”?

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St. Lucie County School Board following new guidance from the Florida Department of Education and the CDC

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MARTIN COUNTY – In late 2018 - early 2019, a group of community organizers and local businesses in Stuart saw a need in their community for culture and development and came together to formulate a plan for the downtown area. The idea was to bring cultural enrichment and to offer residents, e…

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SEBASTIAN — Former Sebastian City Council members Damien Gilliams and Pamela Parris were found guilty on May 27 of charges relating to an April 22, 2020 meeting. The verdict was returned by a six-person jury for the 19th Judicial Circuit of Florida in Indian River County.

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TREASURE COAST― Panic or impulse buying is often an occurrence triggered by an economical or environmental disasters. However, the trends in impulsive purchases often have to do with consumers behavior.

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TREASURE COAST ― The Brevard Indian River Lagoon Coalition, Clean Water Coalition of Indian River County, the Indian River Lagoon RiverKeeper, Pelican Island Audubon Society, Alliance of Fishing Guides, St. Lucie Conservation Alliance, Brevard Surfriders, and others have added their organiza…

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — Last week we told you about Indian River County’s plan to distribute money to nonprofits under the federal American Rescue Plan. The application and criteria are now live online, and the process to distribute grants has begun.

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VERO BEACH — The Vero Beach City Council has voted to accept a gift of a cannon recovered from a shipwreck of a Spanish galleon that was sunk around 1682. Where the cannon will be displayed is still to be decided.

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MARTIN COUNTY — The Florida Department of Health in Martin County (DOH-Martin) offers some tips to keep residents and visitors safe and healthy this summer.

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STATEWIDE — May was National Elder Law Month, established by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys to improve the quality of legal services provided to American seniors.

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STATEWIDE — Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (FTE) is now accepting E-ZPass®, bringing interoperability to millions of highway drivers on the East Coast of the United States and as far west as Illinois.

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VERO BEACH — If you’re looking for a different kind of summer camp for your children or visiting grandchildren, the Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation is worth checking out.

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SEBASTIAN — The Sebastian City Council approved on May 12 two new electronic marquee signs to replace existing signs at City Hall and Riverview Park.

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STATEWIDE — The Hemophilia Foundation of Greater Florida (HFGF ) is recruiting volunteers who are needed to help with fund raising opportunities. As the pandemic recedes and communities begin to spring back, the HFGF is planning more in-person fundraising walks again.

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Steven and Kristin Anderson from Vero Beach, brought their son Atlas along with them to Hillsborough River State Park in Thonotosassa on May 15th. Look what they brought along! Thanks for thinking of the Hometown News Kristin and Steve!

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Rocky & Julie Detomo enjoying some "socially distant" time exploring Mount Rushmore in South Dakota on May 2nd, 2021. Rocky is a 1970 graduate of Satellite Beach High School and he & Julie live in Indialantic.                                                                           …