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Family and friends look on as Kevin Hunter of Barefoot Bay holds up a Black Drum that he caught at Ponce De Leon Park earlier this month. Big fish! They didn't get a chance to measure or weigh it.

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St. Lucie West resident Suzette Moore-Carter paid a visit to Winston Salem North Carolina on Dec. 30, 2020. Thanks for taking Hometown News along Suzette! 

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The Bulldogs’ DJ Leigh, No. 2, drives for the hoop with the Eagles’ Ryan Rodriguez, No. 32, on his heals.

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77-year-old Ed Ruby of Fort Pierce places first place in his division with a time of 40:35.4

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Carlos Delvalle and  Kyle Anderson cross the finish line with time of 22:48.2.

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John Barbieri, former president of the Kiwanis Club of Ft. Pierce, and one of the race coordinators, Major Chris Cicio of the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office, hold the event banner.

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Major Chris Cicio of the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office cheers his wife Shana on as she rounds the final bend.

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Mia Bouyea, 11, And Nina Olano, 12, face off on the battle beam.

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Nine-year-old Connor Bouyea charges in for a better angle in dodge ball.

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Twelve-year-old Sienna Easterling bounces on the trampoline.

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Nine-year-old Gavin Easterling goes for height on the trampoline.

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Four-year-old Kaleia Tindall races Aaron McMillan on the trampoline.

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VERO BEACH - On Jan. 15, an accident at the intersection of Indian River Blvd. and the Barber Bridge in Vero Beach took the life of Grace Rett, an athlete on the College of the Holy Cross Women's rowing team in Massachusetts.

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VERO BEACH - According to the Vero Beach Lifeguard Association, local beaches are experiencing an attendance boom. The VBLA estimates 841,413 people visited the city’s three lifeguarded beaches at Jaycee, Humiston and South Beach parks during 2019.

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VERO BEACH - According to the latest report from the Vero Beach Lifeguard Association, November beach attendance set a new record.

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VERO BEACH - Following a rare, sustained public outcry that packed several consecutive city meetings, the Vero Beach City Council has reversed plans to close the Leisure Square pool.

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VERO BEACH - Tennis star Mardy Fish, whose children’s foundation is based in Vero Beach, sent a video message to his foundation’s supporters in August, thanking them for supporting programs for Indian River County children.

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VERO BEACH - The 12th annual Mulligan’s Skim Jam returns to Vero Beach Sat., Aug. 31. The event at Sexton Plaza Beach is billed as the world’s largest one-day skimboard contest.

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VERO BEACH - As the city of Vero Beach debates whether to close the Leisure Square swimming pool, the community is invited to try out the recreation center’s facilities and programs for free on Sat., Aug.24, from 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

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VERO BEACH - The second annual Paddle Dash on Aug. 10 will benefit the Keep Indian River Beautiful Lagoon Friendly Lawns program.

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George Matthews caught a 22 inch, 26 lbs, black drum in Titusville on Father's Day.

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FORT PIERCE – The Spanish game of Jai Alai has been played in South Florida for almost 100 years with ups and downs in popularity. During its peak in the 1980s, the television show Miami Vice included it in the opening credit montage; wedged in between palm trees, beaches, pink flamingos and…

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VERO BEACH - The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department will hold Gymnastics and Aerial registration on Saturday, April 6, beginning at 8 a.m. at Leisure Square Fitness Center, 3705 16th St., Vero Beach.

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ST. LUCIE WEST - The Indian River State College Foundation announces the Pioneer 5k Run/Walk to be held at the IRSC Pruitt Campus in St. Lucie West Saturday, November 10 starting at 7:30 a.m. The Pioneer 5k Run/Walk provides a great opportunity for experienced runners and beginners, and for …

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The Westwood High School Panther’s Varsity Football Team’s home non-conference game against rival Fort Pierce Central High School’s Cobras was held at Lawnwood Stadium in Fort Pierce on Saturday, September 22. The Panthers defeated the Cobras with a final score of  26-18.   

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TREASURE COAST - In high school football, there is nothing like a battle between two undefeated rivals. Both enter the game on top of the world, believing they are the best and can beat anybody. One leaves the game with those lofty ideals confirmed; the other leaves dejected and defeated.