St. Lucie Commission agrees with public that Quincy Avenue ballfields should honor teen player who died in 2019
FLORIDA — A new public service program to help young victims of crime has been launched by the Urban League of Florida and the Florida Attorney General's office.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — Representative Bill Posey has been recognized by a national animal welfare group for his work on behalf of animals.
FLORIDA — The Florida Attorney General's Attorney office has filed suit against the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the Biden administration arguing that the federal shutdown of the nation’s cruise industry is outdated.
INDIANTOWN — The arrival of a cutting-edge and environmentally friendly Biorchar carbon plant came one step closer to reality on Southwest Fox Brown Road here after the Village of Indiantown Planning, Zoning & Appeals Board voted unanimously April 1 to recommend approval of the major si…
MARTIN COUNTY – At a time when our planet needs all the friends she can get, the Children's Museum is hosting Earth Fest, an event aimed to show what humans can do to love and care for the place we all share and call home.
The majority of public speakers urged the County Commission to rescind the ordinance implemented last summer
Commissioners give final nod to reduced distances from churches, schools and like businesses
TREASURE COAST — With manatees on the move due to changing water temperatures, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is urging boaters to slow down, especially in marked manatee zones.
ST. LUCIE COUNTY — For the Renaissance Charter School of St. Lucie’s theatre arts program, it all began back in November 2014 with a simple text message: “We should do a musical.”
While some commissioners worry about the cost, others worry that further delay could bring negative consequences
Felix A. Williams fifth-graders make ecological impression on Martin County School Board and superintendent
FELLSMERE — In President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, about $360 billion is earmarked to help state and local governments mitigate the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — At the Pelican Island Audubon Society annual meeting on March 15, Audubon recognized special outstanding contributions individuals have made to our chapter and our community.
VERO BEACH — The Indian River County Solid Waste Disposal District is partnering with Southeast Secure Shredding and Waste Management to bring residents free paper shredding services on April 17 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Southeast Secure Shredding in Vero Beach.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — Indian River County Commissioners voted on April 6 to raise the age to purchase tobacco products to 21.
VERO BEACH — The Vero Beach City Council has chosen former mayor Dick Winger, 83, to fill the council seat formerly held by Joe Graves. Mr. Winger was previously a councilmember for six years. Mr. Graves resigned on March 5 because he had moved out of the city.
FLORIDA — Attorney General Ashley Moody is encouraging vigilance in the face of vaccine-related scams.
FORT PIERCE — The 10th Annual Fort Pierce Oyster Fest returns to Veterans Memorial Park and River Walk Center in Fort Pierce on April 24th & 25th.
PORT ST. LUCIE – Since 1970 April 22 has been celebrated by billions of people in 190 countries around the world as Earth Day.
PSL Council decision puts temporary end to months of controversial debate over developer request
VERO BEACH - The Vero Beach Museum of Art has two current exhibits that are very much worth seeing.
VERO BEACH - The debate over reducing the number of lanes in the “Twin Pairs” section of SR60 through downtown Vero Beach has returned to the agenda of the Vero Beach City Council.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Thanks in part to the generosity of Hometown News readers, the third annual Vero Beach Sock Drive for the homeless was an overwhelming success.
Ocean exploration is getting easier thanks to Triton Submarines
School Board learns about new and continued summertime programs funded by CARES Act money
One Stuart resident’s inquiry led to explanation of construction mystery surrounding city-owned property
VERO BEACH - Sea turtle nesting season in Indian River County is March 1 through Oct. 31. The non-profit organization Coastal Connections invites everybody to celebrate the season at their inaugural Tipsy Turtle 2 Mile run/walk on Sat., April 10 from 8-11 a.m., rain or shine, at Sexton Plaza…
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Indian River County’s Practical Nursing program at Treasure Coast Technical College has been ranked as the number one Practical Nursing program in Florida by Nursing Schools Almanac.
FORT PIERCE - There is not a single area of life that has been left untouched by the Coronavirus pandemic, and the arts have suffered more severely than many areas of the economy. Broadway went dark, concert halls and theatres closed, unsure of when they might open again, if ever.
The Fort Pierce Commission hopes to stop Sunrise Theatre financial hemorrhaging through the bidding process
Village Council decides to opt for dual designation of E. Thelma Waters/Adams Street to appease opposition
FLORIDA – AAA - The Auto Club Group, is urging drivers to focus on the road ahead of them and not on their smartphones in April which is Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
FLORIDA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has updated its National Flood Insurance Program’s pricing methodology in an effort to create more equitable pricing.
FLORIDA - As of March 29 water temperatures off Key West were around 81.5 degrees Fahrenheit, about five degrees above normal. That does not bode well for the 2021 hurricane season, according to the meteorologists at AccuWeather.
FLORIDA - Florida has joined a 13-state coalition in filing suit against the federal government's effort to limit the ability of states to cut taxes in return for economic aid.
FLORIDA – Florida has joined a bipartisan coalition of 44 other states who are calling on eBay, Shopify and Twitter to stop scammers from selling fraudulent COVID-19 vaccination cards on their platforms.
“Drop-in Beer and Burger Fundraiser April 9, 2021 at Ocean Republic Brewery”
FLORIDA - The number of Florida law enforcement officer killed this year has now risen to 11 and more than half of the deaths are the result of violent attacks on police officers. Only 2 two line-of-duty deaths had occurred during the same time period last year.
VERO BEACH - The story, "A Cup of Friendship" will come to life when a saxophone quartet from the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra presents another installment of the popular Once Upon an Orchestra musical series for children.
ST. LUCIE COUNTY – After an eight-month renovation project, St. Lucie County’s Parks & Recreation staff recently completed an overhaul of the playground area inside the White City Park off Midway Road in Fort Pierce.
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - The City of Port St. Lucie is celebrating 60 years of incorporation, and officials are inviting the public to join in the celebration.
ST. LUCIE COUNTY - The Solar Energy Loan Fund (SELF) has secured its largest investment to date from Florida based BankUnited which has committed to provide SELF with a $5-million revolving line of credit.
MARTIN COUNTY - The key-note speakers offered inspiration and expertise to members of the Young Professionals of Martin County (YMPC) during their 2nd Annual Women’s Day Brunch.
Retired Martin County residents volunteer time and energy in helping citizens protect against COVID-19
County Commission transmits new wording for Chapter 18 in hopes of protecting CRA waterfront commercial
Complaints by Sunglow Street homeowners about speeding traffic could produce traffic-calming fruit
ST. LUCIE COUNTY – St. Lucie County’s Human Services Division would like to remind residents that social services continue to be provided via phone and online.
FLORIDA - The opioid crisis continues to ravage Florida, with close to 17 people dying each day due to overdoses.
FLORIDA – Florida's share of a deceptive marketing settlement agreement with Boston Scientific is $11.5 million.
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Indian River County teens and veterans came together recently to collaborate for the “Teens Listen” program offered through the Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation.
Rhonda DuBord, who is a member of the Freedom Boat Club of Ft. Pierce, landed this permit game fish on April 6 off the second buoy from the Ft. Pierce Inlet. It measured 31-inches and weighed in at 17 pounds! "It was heavy to hold!" said Rhonda. Nice catch!