Monthly Archives: July 2016

Social media campaign urges clean water photos

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – St. Lucie County’s Tourism Office has recently launched a social media campaign encouraging residents to post photos the county’s clean water as part of a photo contest with prizes supplied by local businesses.

The campaign is the county’s effort to ignite a rally to bring the social media network of county […]

Jul. 26, 2016|

Restoration Hardware Outlet $10,000 makeover contest completed

VERO BEACH – Vero Beach Outlets, a more than 329,000 square foot outlet shopping center located in Vero Beach, recently announced Ms. Toni Abraham of Vero Beach has been awarded with its $10,000 Designer Home Makeover.

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In celebration of the expansion of Restoration Hardware Outlet – now the largest Restoration Hardware Outlet location south of […]

Jul. 26, 2016|

Stuart becomes a Competitive Florida Partnership community

STUART – On July 13, 2016, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity designated Stuart, Frostproof and Hendry County as new Competitive Florida Partnership communities.

The Competitive Florida Partnership helps a community value those assets that make them special and challenges them to set realistic goals for advancing their economic development visions. A community that participates […]

Jul. 24, 2016|

New website provides better tire searching experience

PORT ST. LUCIE – St. Lucie Battery & Tire has announced the launch of a redesigned website,, with easier navigation and usability for customers. The revamped site features a fresh look and a focus on customer needs, with better inventory listings.

Customers can now search for tires by brand or by vehicle make and […]

Jul. 21, 2016|

Local family business featured in New York Time’s article

FORT PIERCE – Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company was featured in a New York Times article, Lifting the Second-Generation Curse, last week. Founder Marygrace Sexton and daughter Natalie (for whom the company was named when she was just an infant in 1990) are profiled among other family businesses striving to survive the statistical odds […]

Jul. 19, 2016|

Inlet Grill appears on “Hotel Hell”

FORT PIERCE – The Inlet Grill hosted a viewing party Tuesday, July 19, when an episode of “Hotel Hell” featuring the restaurant aired on FOX at 8 p.m. E.T. The show, which filmed at the Beachfront Inn and Inlet Grill in October 2015, aims to transform hotels, motels and inns in need of help, […]

Jul. 19, 2016|

Richard Crowell hired as new production manager

VERO BEACH – Riverside Theatre has hired a Richard Crowell as its new production manager. Crowell has been designing scenery and lighting for the stage in various parts of the country for over 35 years, including designing for over 20 years with Florida Stage in West Palm Beach.

A four-time Carbonell Award winner for his […]

Jul. 18, 2016|

Free summer movie schedule announced

STUART – Lyric Theatre has announced its schedule of free summer movies sponsored by Michael and Marie Braid. The line-up includes several classics set to be shown Saturdays and Sundays July 23 through August 14.

Here’s what you can expect to see.

Saturday, July 23 at 3 p.m.
Sunday, July 24 at 5 p.m.

R | 130 min […]

Jul. 18, 2016|

Search for Waldo in Vero Beach promotes local businesses

VERO BEACH – The Vero Beach Book Center will host a Where’s Waldo The Where’s Waldo Celebration Party July 30 at 11 a.m. to conclude this month’s scavenger hunt in Indian River County. The scavenger hunt encourages participants to visit local businesses with a “passport,” find Waldo and get a stamp.

The celebration will include […]

Jul. 18, 2016|

Businesses harmed by algae blooms eligible for disaster loans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With Florida’s Treasure Coast businesses being impacted by the algae bloom, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) last week requested clarity from the Small Business Administration (SBA) about eligibility for the disaster loans he helped secure earlier this year as a response to January discharges from Lake Okeechobee. The SBA has now […]

Jul. 11, 2016|