The Fielden Institute for Lifelong Learning at Indian River State College (IRSC) is now accepting registration and membership for its 2019–2020 season. Fielden Institute courses, offered across all five IRSC campuses and at select community sites, are designed for men and women age 50 and better who are interested in exploring shared topics of interest in a college atmosphere. There are no pre-requisites, no long semesters, no grades, no tests—learning occurs simply for the joy of learning.
Learn to Read of St. Lucie County was recently awarded a $10,000 Dollar General Foundation Grant to help purchase and Implement CASAS (Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System). According to Learn to Read St. Lucie County Executive Director Matt Anderson, “CASAS is the most widely used competency-based assessment system in the United States designed to assess the relevant real-world basic skills of adult learners. CASAS measures the basic skills and the English language and literacy skills needed to function effectively at work and in life. Use of the CASAS skill level descriptors and assessment for ABE (Intermediate Basic Skills) and ELL (High Intermediate Level) in all five skills areas (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing, Interactions) to establish learning program objectives for all learners.”
Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital welcomes internal medicine physician Lori Posk, MD, FACP. Dr. Posk earned her doctor of medicine from Michigan State University and completed her internal medicine residency at Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio. She is board certified in internal medicine and clinical informatics.
Port St. Lucie Councilwoman Jolien Caraballo has accepted two leadership roles on Florida League of Cities committees, allowing the City of Port St. Lucie to have a stronger voice on issues that affect our area on a state and federal level.
According to Senior Program Director Homer Gutierrez of the Treasure Coast Food Bank, a one dollar donation converts to eight meals. Last week, the Physicans of Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and Heart Institute presented Gutierrez with a check for $1,500 to help alleviate hunger on the Treasure Coast. The physicians’ gift will help provide 15,000 meals to individuals in the community who are experiencing what are known as food insecurity issues.
Hankerson-Henry Productions participates in the 48 Hour Film Challenge at the JW Marriott Marco Island, Florida
The call was made for film teams to enter Marriott’s CRN-Convention & Resort Network 48HourFilmChallenge from August 21-25, 2019 and Hankerson Henry Productions rallied a team together to participate. The challenge was to create an short film (5-10 min) in just 48 hours on location at the JW Marriott Marco Island using props, key words, and a theme while also incorporating creatively transformed hotel meeting rooms. The bigger challenge for Hankerson Henry Productions was to assemble the five person team on short notice which added to the drama of the “reality show” that was also being filmed as part of the event.
To celebrate 35 years of vision in the community and commemorate the Vero Centennial, Florida Eye Institute devised a year-long photo contest aptly titled My2020Experience.
In partnership with iHeart Media and the Florida Highway Patrol, Vero Beach Outlets, the more than 339,000 square foot outlet shopping center serving the Treasure Coast region, will host a Hurricane Dorian Relief Effort on Friday, Sept. 27.
The City has received prestigious, national recognition for its efforts to engage citizens and give them a “voice” when planning for Port St. Lucie’s future. City officials were notified this week that Port St. Lucie has won the 2019 Voice of the People Award for Transformations in Foundations.
Please join us September 19th at 5:30 pm as "Fish on the Fence" are hooked to their new home on North 2nd Street along Tickle Tummy Hill. Come hook a fish and grab a selfie in front of the new signage! The Taco Dive food truck will be on site with drinks and snacks available for purchase.