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Arbor Day Foundation names  Fort Pierce  2022 Tree City USA

Arbor Day Foundation names Fort Pierce  

2022 Tree City USA

Fort Pierce was named a 2022 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation to honor its commitment to effective urban forest management. Fort Pierce achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program's four requirements: maintaining a tree board or department, having a tree care ordinance, dedicating an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita, and hosting an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.  The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters.

"Tree City USA communities see the positive effects of an urban forest firsthand," said Dan Lambe, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. "The trees being planted and cared for by Fort Pierce are ensuring that generations to come will enjoy a better quality of Iife. Additionally, participation in this program brings residents together and creates a sense of civic pride, whether it's through volunteer engagement or public education."

If ever there was a time for trees, now is that time. Communities worldwide are facing issues with air quality, water resources, personal health and well-being, energy use, and extreme heat and flooding. Fort Pierce is doing its part to address these challenges for residents both now and in the future. More information on the program is available at www.arborday.org/TreeCityUSA  

About the Arbor Day Foundation
Founded in 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with more than one million members, supporters, and valued partners. Since 1972, almost 500 million Arbor Day Foundation trees have been planted in neighborhoods communities, cities, and forests throughout the world.

Our vision is to lead toward a world where trees are used to solve issues critical to survival. As one of the world's largest operating conservation foundations, the Arbor Day Foundation, through its members, partners, and programs, educates and engages stakeholders and communities across the globe to involve themselves in its mission of planting, nurturing, and celebrating trees. More information is available at http://www.arborday.org  

 

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Jan. 26, 2023|

City of Fort Pierce Commissioners Seek Consumer Representative Applications for Board of Examiners of Contractors

City of Fort Pierce Commissioners Seek Consumer Representative Applications for Board of Examiners of Contractors

The Fort Pierce City Commission is seeking civic-minded Fort Pierce residents to serve on the Board of Examiners of Contractors as a consumer representatives.
An eligible individual must be a Fort Pierce resident and not have ever been a member or practitioner of a profession regulated by the board or closely related
to the construction profession. To be considered, please submit an application no later than February 1, 2023.

To fill out an application or see a complete list of Boards and Committees, meeting days and times, and any specific qualifications, visit the Boards & Committees
on the City’s website at: www.cityoffortpierce.com.  All applications should be returned to the Office of the City Clerk, 100 N US Highway 1, Fort Pierce, FL 34954,

via email to [email protected] or call 772.467.3065.

 

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Jan. 20, 2023|

City of Fort Pierce seek volunteers for Parks Advisory Committee 

City of Fort Pierce seek volunteers for Parks Advisory Committee 

 

The Fort Pierce City Commission is seeking individuals to serve on the Parks Advisory Committee.  The Committee is an advisory committee that will provide input to the City Commission on parks-related activities, recommend policies related to parks activities, conduct research on tasks assigned by the City Commission, and educate the public on Commission-directed initiatives.  Eligible individuals will be residents of the City of Fort Pierce.  The Committee meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 10:00 a.m.

To apply, please complete an application and return to the Office of the City Clerk, 100 N US Highway 1, Fort Pierce, FL 34954 or call 772.467.3065 by Friday, February 3, 2023. Applications can be found on the city’s website at: http://www.cityoffortpierce.com/DocumentCenter/View/937/Boards-and-Committee-Application-New-or-Reappointment 

 

 

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Jan. 13, 2023|

Free history festival returns to downtown Fort Pierce Jan. 14

Free history festival returns to downtown Fort Pierce Jan. 14

 

Treasure Coast history will come alive in downtown Fort Pierce on Saturday, Jan. 14, as the 6th Annual Treasure Coast History Festival is celebrated.

This year’s festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Second Street in front of the Sunrise Theatre, 117 S. Second St.. Besides historical exhibitions outside the theater, the festival also features three presentations inside the theater, all tied to events that began in 1923, exactly 100 years ago.

Access to all events at the festival is free, compliments Indian River Media Group, publisher of Indian River Magazine, Space Coast Living, Fort Pierce Magazine and Port St. Lucie Magazine, and presenting sponsor, St. Lucie Battery and Tire. Also assisting in production of the festival are Main Street Fort Pierce, the St. Lucie County Historical Society and the Sunrise Theatre.

The first presentation inside the Sunrise Theatre begins at 9 a.m. and celebrates the centennial of the school that would become Lincoln Park Academy. Back in 1923, few black students were able to attend high school — there was no black high school south of Palatka — and local parents got together to begin a high school in Fort Pierce that would provide an education for black teenagers. The presentation features eight panelists deeply tied to the school, including former School Board member Samuel Gaines, who has written a history on the school. Other scheduled panelists are Veryl Moore, Francina Mimms, Hassie Russ, Harry B. Williams, Ernestine English, Dorothy Jackson and Dave Perry.

The second presentation, at 10:30 a.m., celebrates the Sunrise Theatre, which opened as a vaudeville theater in 1923, the fulfillment of the vision of impresario R.N. “Pop" Koblegard. Two of Koblegard’s granddaughters, Wendy Bishop and Mary Ann Bryan, will help recall the theater’s early days and transition to a movie theater while other panelists, including Main Street Fort Pierce Executive Director Doris Tillman, will share how the theater was restored and reopened to its current splendor in 2006. The session includes a video presentation of rarely seen photographs tracing the theater’s history.

The final presentation inside the theater is at 12:30 p.m. and features a Cow Creek Reunion, bringing people together featured in Indian River Magazine’s Cow Creek Chronicles series that followed the lives of C.F. Raulerson, who founded what would become the Cow Creek Ranch in 1923, and his descendants. Scheduled guests on the panel include Debra Sloan, great-granddaughter of C.F. Raulerson and daughter of Jo Ann Raulerson Sloan and T.L. “Tommy" Sloan, and several of the original Cow Creek cowboys who will talk about the early days of Florida cattle ranching and share their folk traditions that continue today.

The presentations inside the theater are emceed by Gregory Enns, publisher of Indian River Magazine and author of the Cow Creek Chronicles.

Planned exhibitions at the street festival include historical re-enactors from the Seminole War who established Fort Pierce, historical books for sale from the St. Lucie County Historical Society and the Florida Classics Library and exhibitions on the notorious Ashley Gang, a cow camp exhibition from Carlton family descendant Rick Modine, the history of the Spanish treasure fleet that sunk off our coast in 1715, the Navy SEAL Museum, the Treasure Coast Genealogical Society, the Port St. Lucie Historical Society, the Fort Pierce Art Club, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Fort Pierce Woman’s Club, Main Street Fort Pierce and Indian River Magazine.

The festival also features food vendors, including a genuine Summerlin family fish fry.

Access to all events is free and no tickets are required, but if you would like a guaranteed seat to the sessions inside the theater visit https://indianrivermagazine.com/history-festival-reservations/

For more information, call 772.940.9005 or email [email protected]

 

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Dec. 29, 2022|

Fort Pierce City Manager’s Report available

Fort Pierce City Manager's Report available

 

The  January 2023 City Manager's Report is now available. This report provides a monthly overview that includes information from City Departments on various initiatives such as city projects, upcoming events, and more! Through the report, learn about what's going on in the beautiful City of Fort Pierce by visiting https://cityoffortpierce.com/559/City-Managers-Report

 

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Dec. 29, 2022|

City of Fort Pierce Opens New Pickleball Courts at Jaycee Park

City of Fort Pierce Opens New Pickleball Courts at Jaycee Park

Over the last few years, pickleball has grown in popularity, not just in Fort Pierce, but across the country. In 2021, pickleball soared to new heights and grew to 4.8 million players across the United States, according to the Sports and Fitness Industry Association. With the growing popularity, residents in the City of Fort Pierce stated they would like more pickleball courts throughout the community. The City’s Public Works Department responded and is excited to announce the completion and opening of four beautiful, brand-new pickleball courts at Jaycee Park.

The Facilities Maintenance Crew of Public Works took on the task of redesigning an existing tennis court and repurposing it with new pickleball courts. It was an exciting project and a significant improvement to Jaycee Park. Since completion last week, residents and visitors have already taken to the courts, and people of all skill levels and age groups have been seen playing together on the new courts.

The new pickleball courts are available at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis during regular park hours. We encourage you to check out this fantastic new community resource and learn more about the health and wellness benefits of pickleball as a recreational and social opportunity.

For information about pickleball, including the USAPA official rules, visit www.usapa.org

For more information on the Public Works Department or Jaycee Park, please visit the City’s website at www.cityoffortpierce.com

 

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Dec. 23, 2022|

Winter Fest 2023 features open car & truck show

Winter Fest 2023 features open car & truck show

 

Like peanut butter and jelly or cookies and milk, some things just go together perfectly. One of those things is hot cars and rock and roll music, and you’ll be able to get a heaping helping of both on January 7th as the Hutchinson Island’s Winter Fest 2023 kicks off with an Open Car and Truck Show on Saturday, Jan. 7th, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Causeway Cove Marina.

This affordable, all-day, family-friendly event at 601 Seaway Drive on beautiful Hutchinson Island is open to all, and if you want to show off your sweet ride, it will set you back just $10 if you plan ahead, and $15 at the gate on the day of the show. This price includes a wristband that will give you all-access to the Winter Fest music, food vendors, and artisans and crafts market. Plus, you get to show off that gorgeous set of wheels you’ve worked so hard to keep clean and pristine while you listen to a rock lineup for the ages, including a Tribute to  Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Start Me Up, the most authentic recreation of the Rolling Stones you’ll ever stick your tongue out to, Florida’s own classic cosmonaut, Shovelhed, and Band Courage – a main stage tribute to Courage.

Vehicles can register from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the day of show, and awards for Best of Show, Car Stock, Car Modified, Rod and Foreign, Club Participation, and Trucks will be awarded at 4 p.m. If you’d like to know more or snag your tickets in advance, visit www.hutchinsonislandmusicfestival.com right now, and get your 2023 started off with the roar of the engines and the scream of rock guitars.

 

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Dec. 16, 2022|

The City of Fort Pierce seeks small business poll input

The City of Fort Pierce seeks small business poll input

The City of Fort Pierce Economic Development Division releases new Small Business Development poll to gauge the state of the small business community within the city. The purpose of the program is to garner feedback from small business owners in an effort to create new programs and initiatives specifically designed to help small businesses with growth and sustainability.

Business owners participating in the survey are automatically entered for a chance to receive special recognition on the City’s website, social media accounts, and City Manager’s Report.

The short, 3-minute poll is open now and closes Friday, Dec.30, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. Eligible participants must be small business owners within the city limits of the City of Fort Pierce.

Complete the Small Business Development Poll at www.surveymonkey.com/r/fpsmallbiz.poll. For more information, please contact Marsha Noel, redevelopment specialist at [email protected] or by phone at 772-429-9834.

 

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Dec. 9, 2022|

Clerk seeks Valentine’s Day wedding ceremony reservations

Clerk seeks Valentine's Day wedding ceremony reservations

 

Reservations are now being accepted for a Valentine's Day wedding ceremony performed by Clerk Michelle R. Miller, uniting multiple couples in marriage at Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens on February 14, 2023, at 5 p.m.

Couples must obtain a marriage license between December 16, 2022, and February 10, 2023, to participate in the group wedding ceremony. Standard marriage license fees will apply; however, the $30 ceremony fee will be waived for all couples participating in this unique, one-time event.

To join the group wedding ceremony or make a reservation to be married at the Clerk's office on Valentine's Day, please call 772-462-6900 or book online at stlucieclerk.com/marriage. 

 

 

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Dec. 2, 2022|

Sunshine Kitchen hosts student culinary cook-off Oct. 25

Sunshine Kitchen hosts student culinary cook-off Oct. 25

 

The public is invited to a Culinary Cook-Off as the Sunshine Kitchen hosts a student cooking challenge on Tuesday, Oct. 25, starting at 10 a.m. for a chance to win a $1,500 scholarship.

Presented by the Treasure Coast Education and Research Development Authority, this student cooking contest will pair Indian River State College students with St. Lucie Public School students as they compete for $1,500 in scholarship funds. Prep work will begin at 9:50 a.m.; cooking starts at 10:05 a.m.; judging will take place at 11:05 a.m., with awards being presented at noon.

The categories/winning divisions included: 

• Plate Appearance

• Taste/Flavor

• Teamwork/Cooperation

• Proper Cooking Procedures

• Knife Skills

• Degree of Difficulty

• Sanitation/Food Safety

Two $1,500 scholarships will be awarded with funding provided by the St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners. Scholarships will be paid to the St. Lucie County Public Schools Education Foundation and Indian River State College Education Foundation.

The public is invited to attend and enjoy this free event. Refreshments will be provided by middle school students enrolled in culinary programs through the St. Lucie Public School District. Those interested in attending should register before Wednesday, Oct. 19 by emailing: [email protected] or calling 772-467-3107.

Located inside the Treasure Coast Research Park, the Sunshine Kitchen is a 10,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art food incubator where chefs, caters, food truck operators, and more can hone their culinary skills. The Sunshine Kitchen Food Business Incubator is located at 7550 Pruitt Research Center Road, Fort Pierce, Fla. 34545. For more details, visit www.sunshinekitchenslc.com.

The Sunshine Kitchen is owned and operated by the Treasure Coast Education and Research Development Authority and the St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners.

 

 

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Oct. 17, 2022|