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2 more coronavirus deaths reported in SLC
The deaths from coronavirus of two people on the Treasure Coast were reported over the weekend while growth in case numbers continued to decline from their peaks.
St. Lucie County reported both deaths: a 73-year-old man whose case was first reported April 22 and a 76-year-old man whose case was first reported April 29. The Treasure Coast has had... Read more > >
PSL offering free testing with no symptom requirements
Port St. Lucie has received more than 1,400 COVID-19 test kits from the State of Florida and is partnering with Treasure Coast Medical Associates Inc. to provide tests to residents at no cost on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. A drive-thru mobile testing site has been set up at the MIDFLORIDA Event Center. Residents of all ages may be tested and do not need to be exhibiting symptoms. Read more details here.
ELC campus reopens today
The Environmental Learning Center in Vero Beach reopened its outdoor campus today. All visitors are recommended to wear a mask and practice social distancing while on campus. Admission to the ELC is free.
Acting director appointed for Sebastian chamber
The Board of Directors of the Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce has appointed Joel Stout interim president and CEO after the departure of Amber Batchelor, according to a news release issued today.
Stout is currently chairman of the board. The release said that the board is reviewing the chamber’s operational plan, realignment of chamber staff members and rescheduling of chamber events.
3 Vero hotels offering 20 percent discount to locals
Hampton Inn & Suites Vero Beach Downtown, Spring Hill Suites Vero Beach and Star Suites by Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach are offering 20 percent discounts to local people utilizing the hotels. The rooms must be booked by May 31. When booking, mention “treating locals to 20’’ to receive 20 percent off.
Sunrise Theatre suspends summer events
As a result of COVID-19 precautions, the Sunrise Theatre in Fort Pierce is suspending all currently scheduled performances and events on the main stage through Aug. 31.
Youth Guidance delivers care packages to children’s homes
Children attending Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy on May 1 got a special surprise when they received care packages full of goodies delivered right to their doorstep. Youth Guidance staff members hand-delivered care packages to 50 low-income children in need. The packages included puzzles, games, toothbrushes, hygiene products, snacks and more.
“You could see the kids’ faces light up immediately when they saw our van. A lot of them ran out to meet us – they were so excited!” said Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy Executive Director Phil Barnes. “We wanted to do something to let our kids know that we are still in their corner, and I definitely think we accomplished that today.”
Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy provides one-on-one and group mentoring programs to more than 300 children a year from low-income families living in Indian River County. The organization will continue assembling care packages to help even more children, and it is seeking assistance from the local community to do so. “With a donation of $10, anyone can provide a care package for one of our Youth Guidance students,” Barnes said.
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See nonprofit needs for Global Day of Giving
To help nonprofits, Indian River Magazine Inc. has created a web site to help Treasure Coast nonprofits share their needs during the coronavirus pandemic. As the Global Day of Giving approaches tomorrow, visit TreasureCoastNonprofits.com to consider a donation to one of the listed nonprofits.
HOMETOWN HEROES BY MARYANN KETCHAM
The adage, "a stitch in time saves nine," has taken on a more profound meaning during the coronavirus crisis.
When fashion designer Kallee Jackson, founder of Kallee Classy Fashions, encountered a significant interruption in apparel orders, she changed course and turned her talents to sewing masks.
To date, Jackson has donated more than 200 masks to local home nursing organizations, nonprofits, and hospitals in need of the much-coveted, protective items.
Although not donned on a strut down the red carpet, Jackson's masks certainly make a bold statement and may even save a few lives.
"Kallee recognizes the importance of keeping all staff safe," said Will Armstead, CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of St. Lucie. "Her donated masks were not only thoughtful but forward thinking."
Do you know somebody on the Treasure Coast who should be singled out for praise because of their actions during the coronavirus pandemic? Whether it’s a nurse at the local hospital, a volunteer at the local food bank or a grocery clerk going the extra mile, Treasure Coast Business and Indian River Magazine Inc. will help you sing their praises in our new online feature Hometown Heroes of the Treasure Coast. Visitwww.indianrivermagazine.com/hometown-heroes/
As a service to readers and restaurants on the Treasure Coast, Indian River Magazine Inc. has created a website showing restaurants, bars, breweries and wineries that are open for carryout and/or delivery in St. Lucie, Indian River and Martin counties. The site includes hours and days carryout is available as well as popular dishes. See the new site at treasurecoastrestaurants.com
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