Medical, educational and business professionals lament the physical and emotional toil during coronavirus update
FORT PIERCE - In 2016 longtime Treasure Coast visitors and boating enthusiasts, Ann and Don Spaeth, of Duchess County, NY, heard about the Freedom Boat Club of Sebastian. It wasn’t long before they became members.
Fort Pierce rejects sale of surplus property
STATEWIDE - Florida’s hourly minimum wage for non-tipped employees will increase from $8.65 to $10 on Sept. 30.
Port St. Lucie voters will elect the candidate on Sept. 21 to finish out the vice-mayor’s unfinished term
Port St. Lucie voters will elect the person on Sept. 21 to finish out Mayor Gregory Oravec’s unfinished term
ST. LUCIE COUNTY – Impossible as it seems, with the memory of that awful day still crystal clear in our minds, twenty years have passed since the heinous September 11th, 2001 attack on our country, our people, and our ideals.
Port St. Lucie Council approves mobility plan on first reading despite county resistance
That day had dawned so beautifully in our little corner of paradise. September in Humboldt County, California, was always beautiful anyway. The chill of summer fog had given way to sunny days and beautiful, clear blue skies over the ocean. Among the stands of redwood trees, beams of light fi…
ST. LUCIE COUNTY – This article started out to be about a night of comedy at the McAlpin Theatre at Indian River State College to ‘laugh out hunger’, a fundraiser for the Treasure Coast Food Bank.
District 1 voters will elect new commissioner in December to fill seat of late Commissioner Rufus Alexander
STATEWIDE - The breast milk of lactating mothers vaccinated against COVID-19 contains a significant supply of antibodies that may help protect nursing infants from the illness, according to new research from the University of Florida.
A Port St. Lucie man’s yard-waste issues launched City Council into unplanned solid waste discussion
FORT PIERCE – A small, unassuming 6-acre park sits along South Indian River Drive, just south of the Citrus Avenue Bridge. It’s easy enough to miss it as you’re driving along the scenic Indian River Lagoon.
St. Lucie County’s decision comes amidst rising pediatric cases and first Treasure Coast teacher deaths
With their latest approval, Fort Pierce Commissioners worry about arcade overkill along U.S. 1 corridor
STATEWIDE — The breast milk of lactating mothers vaccinated against COVID-19 contains a significant supply of antibodies that may help protect nursing infants from the illness, according to new research from the University of Florida.
PORT ST. LUCIE – Numerous dump trucks, contracted by Waste Pro, have begun hauling yard trash out of the City’s neighborhoods. To expedite the turnaround time, the dump trucks are bringing the waste to the City’s Public Works Complex, before hauling it to the St. Lucie County landfill in Ft.…
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida school districts can legally require their students to wear masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, a judge ruled Friday, saying Gov. Ron DeSantis overstepped his authority when he issued an executive order banning such mandates.
FORT PIERCE ― What do Birdies, Eagles, Mulligans and Bracelets have in common? More than you think. For 17 years the Pilot Club of Fort Pierce has been raising funds for Alzheimer’s Community Care’s ID Locator Bracelet Program through their annual Birdies for Bracelets Golf Tournament. The t…
SOUTH HUTCHINSON ISLAND – Twenty years ago this month, the Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit at the St. Lucie County Aquarium (then called the St. Lucie County Marine Center) opened to the public with several large dynamic aquarium displays of local marine habitats, a classroom space and…
STATEWIDE — Attorney General Ashley Moody today issued a Consumer Alert warning Floridians about a new phishing scam that offers fake COVID-19 relief funds. Scammers are impersonating Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan in phishing emails, claiming the recipient is eligible for financia…
PORT ST. LUCIE ― Vote by Mail Ballots for the Port St. Lucie Special Election were mailed to 35,445 voters with requests on file and should expect their ballots in their mail boxes by early next week. Voters who wish to request a Vote by Mail Ballot for the City of Port St. Lucie Special Ele…
STATEWIDE ― New UF/IFAS research suggests Florida growers must carefully select hemp varieties and factor the length of a given day when scheduling when to plant.
Community leaders get up-close look at state-of-the art Food Production Kitchen
TREASURE COAST – Wildfire season isn’t just a western states problem, though with every passing year we hear of rapidly worsening fire conditions from California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho, attributed mostly to drought and other climate change related issues. Every year, hundreds of thous…
The Communications Department received accolades for cultivating trust and engagement with citizens
Residents insisted County Commission reject proposal aimed at building rental apartments instead of timeshare units
FORT PIERCE – For many folks who have had tattoo art inked on their person, it’s often the beginning of a lifelong love affair with the art. Skin becomes a palette for line and color and the person themselves becomes a living, breathing art exhibit, taking their stories with them wherever they are.
Fort Pierce Redevelopment Agency agrees to lease Jackie Caynon Building on Avenue D for the facility
STATEWIDE ― Loggerhead sea turtles are opportunistic carnivores who primarily feed on invertebrates and fish. In the wild, they eat a variety of food items depending on their life stage and geographic location.
Ann Decker oversaw exceptional growth in Foundation assets and Programs
ST. LUCIE COUNTY ― One of the most important predictors of reading proficiently by the end of third grade is starting kindergarten with the skills of a typical 5-year-old or higher.
Port St. Lucie lauds city workers and Martin|St. Lucie county first responders for saving construction worker
School Board and superintendent reverse spring decision on optional masks due to soaring coronavirus rates
If city commissioners agree, the building official will provide primary oversight for new coastal development
A Northwest Fort Pierce resident’s public comment forces staff to explain varying resident utility costs
TREASURE COAST – The Treasure Coast’s palm trees are in trouble, and a University of Florida scientist is beginning to discover why, and how to mitigate the problems.
Commission designated first week of August as Farmers Market Week in homage to Downtown Fort Pierce Market
PORT ST. LUCIE – Who doesn’t love a good game of cornhole, in the backyard, at the pub, or even at the beach? But the Police Athletic League of Port St. Lucie is taking the game to a whole other level with their first-ever cornhole tournament on Saturday, Aug. 14, a fundraising event for the…
PORT ST. LUCIE – Amazon announced today that the company will be opening its first fulfillment center and creating more than 500 full-time jobs in the city of Port St. Lucie.
STATEWIDE — With the Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday ending on Monday, Aug. 9, Attorney General Ashley Moody is warning Floridians that scammers may target parents and students preparing for the return to school. More students will be back in the classroom this year and school supplies may …
Existing St Andrews townhome residents oppose development of adjacent vacant land for various reasons
Fort Pierce commissioners vote to remove the Fort Pierce Utilities Authority chairman for malfeasance
FORT PIERCE ― The Lakewood Park Pool and Splash Pad, located at 5990 Emerson Ave., Fort Pierce, will be closed today until further notice as St. Lucie County’s Parks & Recreation staff works to repair chemical equipment issues. Staff apologizes for the inconvenience and is working to get…
FORT PIERCE — Indian River State College (IRSC) received a $1,399,999 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to support its Building Fort Pierce YouthBuild program. The program provides education and occupational skills development for at-risk youth ages 16 to 24 so they may find gainful em…
Board majority approved lease for contact tracers that had two residents clamoring for more information
ST. LUCIE COUNTY ― UF/IFAS St. Lucie County Extension staff is partnering with several other agencies to host a series of youth fishing clinics on the Indian River Lagoon, Thursday, Aug. 5.
The sudden passing of Fort Pierce Commission Rufus Alexander causes the community to reflect on his legacy
James Makin, 12 , of Treasure Coast Legends hit a double and stole a base. He got up from the slide with a smile. His team and coach cheered him on for his fantastic job. The diamond was wet from the rain the evening before and most of the players uniforms looked like Macken’s uniform.
Lear, of Fort Lauderdale team Wahoo’s takes a swing at a ball and it comes off the bat. The catcher misses the ball umpire John Rich called the call correctly making it a fair game for both teams.
Bringing it home a player from one of the teams competing in the Jackie Robinson Training Complex’s Labor Day Beach Bash ran to home base after a base hit from his team mate.
Player 15, from team Mako coming around the corner of 3rd base at the Jackie Robinson Training Complex’s Labor Day Beach Bash. In the background his coach guided him to stay on 3rd base.
Pitcher from the TC Warhawks strikes out the first batter at the Jackie Robinson Training Complex’s Labor Day Beach Bash. His team cheered him on pitch after pitch. Great sportsmanship was shown from both teams playing.