St. Lucie Commission torn between 4H member benefits and problems in one Fort Pierce-area neighborhood
TREASURE COAST ― From Sept. 15-Oct. 15, the United States celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, a period in which the nation recognizes the contributions of Hispanic Americans to American society and culture.
One board Member reaps unexpected resistance upon asking to proclaim October LGBTQ History Month
TREASURE COAST ― Two University of Florida scientists are the recipients of a $200,000 grant from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to develop a device that detects and measures the amount of toxins in the air from red tides.
Taxable values up by $2.7 million but millage rates will remain constant
The city will utilize food trucks to provide food service at The Saints Golf Course beginning Oct. 1
St. Lucie Commissioners pleased with millage rate reduction but worried about funding last-minute items
Cultural Alliance Art Guild Inaugural Exhibition on Oct. 1
PORT ST. LUCIE – The Oxbow Eco-Center is excited to partner with Florida Atlantic University’s Environmental Education Department, and Florida Sea Grant to offer The St. Lucie Watershed and Wildlife Virtual Afterschool Program with St. Lucie County’s 21st Century Learning Centers’ (21st CCLC…
PORT ST. LUCIE – There is a new faith-based preschool at Holy Family in Port St. Lucie, the “Ryan Center for young children Ministry (RCM),” presently accepting applications for enrollment. The Ryan Center has been licensed by the Dept. of Children and Families since August 21, 2020, to oper…
Staff announce that the Fort Pierce Redevelopment Agency will fund city’s portion of new police officer grant
Commission majority rejects staff request to include crime prevention and safety equipment on three-year renewal
Sun Terrace at the Lakes in SLW plans to replace oak trees with palms in parking islands
FLORIDA ― A new survey of young Florida adults finds that the state is failing to educate students about the Holocaust.
TREASURE COAST ― A study led by researchers at Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in Fort Pierce has found that stranded dolphins in Florida had significantly higher concentrations of lead, mercury, and selenium, and lower concentrations of iron than stranded…
District to allow switching from distance to in-person learning during brief upcoming window
TREASURE COAST ― One Vero Beach Girl Scout and three Stuart Girl Scouts have been honored with the organization’s highest honor, the Gold Award.
Sheriff Ken Mascara wants $5 million more for his 2021 budget but found county staff hesitant in current economy
CRA Advisory Board gets update on Parklets Program providing outdoor space during COVID-19 restrictions
ST. LUCIE COUNTY ― Before he ever decided to attend the fire academy at Miami Dade College, Miami native and St. Lucie firefighter Julian Reams knew he had a passion for art. So did his mother, who by the time he was seven years old had enrolled him in a specialized art program of the Miami-…
Some St. Lucie County commissioners resist registration requirement
City Council divided on enabling resale of Midway-area property originally given to the developer years ago
TREASURE COAST – Indian River State College President Dr. Edwin Massey has long been regarded as visionary by his colleagues and by higher education professionals across the nation. His leadership and commitment to IRSC and the people comprising its service district were celebrated in many w…
TREASURE COAST ― A nonprofit organization is collecting old smartphones to be used by hospitalized COVID-19 patients.
TREASURE COAST – Mosquito-borne viruses like West Nile and Eastern equine encephalitis pose a threat not only to humans, but also other animals. These viruses have caused disease and fatalities in birds, horses and wildlife. Captive orcas have been reportedly killed by mosquito-borne viruses…
The St. Lucie Planning and Zoning Commission recommends the County Commission allow backyard chickens
TREASURE COAST ― No matter where you live in Florida, your grocery store probably features fruits and vegetables bred by University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences scientists.
TREASURE COAST ― International Manatee Day is Sept. 7. The date was first observed in Mexico, where the species has been protected since 1921.
Third-quarter financial report reveals expenses outpacing revenues by more than $600,000
TREASURE COAST ― Dr. Diego Maldonado, a pulmonologist at Cleveland Clinic’s Indian River Hospital, wants the community to know that there is one important COVID-19 risk factor that is in their control: weight.
ST. LUCIE COUNTY ― Like so many students in the graduating class of 2020, Tonia and Roda missed a lot of their senior year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent school closures.
ST. LUCIE – High temperatures, brutal humidity and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic are no match for the passion and commitment of local volunteers.
Fort Pierce Utilities to begin power disconnects the first week of October for customers without prior arrangements
TREASURE COAST ― West Nile virus is the leading cause of mosquito-borne disease in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control. It is usually spread through the bite of an infected mosquito in the summer through the end of mosquito season in the fall.
Three students awarded by Port St. Lucie Business Women
Port St. Lucie’s Government Finance Corporation accepts letter of intent for firm to build 380,000 square-foot plant
ST. LUCIE COUNTY – In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, local parents are being asked to make difficult decisions about the safety and education of their children. To offer support to parents who have chosen St. Lucie Public School’s MySchool virtual option, St. Lucie County and the Chil…
FORT PIERCE – The Savannas Recreation Area and Campground is now offering bicycle rentals to registered guests and day users to be used within the 550-acre preserve.
Fort Pierce Utility seeking money the city’s Redevelopment Agency has refused to return from King Plant cleanup
TREASURE COAST – Piper Aircraft’s second group of apprentices has begun their two-year training program.
Union leader calls on School Board to do more to ease the anxiety of those with underlying medical conditions
St. Lucie County partnership coordinating nearly $4 million in grant funding as part of broader CARES Act
A fundraiser for the Navy SEAL Museum has prompted a wave of notoriety and an unwanted naval response
Fort Pierce Redevelopment Agency hopes to turn four-building complex into cultural/historical hub of Lincoln Park
FLORIDA ― As Floridians deal with the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, the last thing anyone needs is to also deal with a scam. But data from the Federal Trade Commission reveals that Florida has had the second most coronavirus-related fraud complaints in the nation, trailing only California.
John Wolf is the second city employee in three years to be named Building Inspector of the Year by the BOAF
TREASURE COAST ― The new Indian River State College president seems to have the perfect background for navigating the college through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fortified Precast Technologies will get five incentives for building $17.5 million facility and creating 155 new jobs