Monthly Archives: August 2011

Fort Pierce lumber company expands customer hardware options

FORT PIERCE — When business at its downtown lumber yard slowed because of the downturn in construction, East Coast Lumber Co. teamed with Ace Hardware to expand its hardware section for consumers. Downtown Fort Pierce hadn’t had a consumer-oriented hardware … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Comments Off

Jennifer M. Trefelner: Fort Pierce girls’ night out event also a fundraiser

FORT PIERCE — Who doesn’t love a girls’ night out? Ladies enjoy time to visit with their friends, men revel in their unscheduled free time, and little ones get to play with family or bend the rules with a babysitter. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Comments Off

Fort Pierce’s summer crackdown on crime yields successful results

FORT PIERCE — Thanks to a summer-long crackdown targeting criminal hot spots in the northwest part of the city, hundreds of people were arrested and thousands of dollars worth of illegal drugs and dozens of guns were taken off the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Comments Off

Jacob Brighton recalls troubled home life during Fort Pierce murder trial

Photo by Juan Dale Brown, SCRIPPS TREASURE COAST NEWSPAPERS JUAN DALE BROWN/TREASURE COAST NEWSPAPERS Jacob Brighton, on trial for murdering his parents in 2007, took the stand on Monday morning, testifying that his father molested him and that his mother … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Comments Off

Glamour & Grit – Aug. 29, 2010

20 years and counting Main Street Fort Pierce had much to celebrate last week, as it reached the pinnacle of being established for 20 years and held its 17th Annual Reverse Raffle. At the 20th anniversary party, old and new … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Comments Off

St. Lucie County felony arrests: Aug. 29, 2011

Joaquin Thomas, 31, 3300 block of Avenue M, Fort Pierce, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, criminal mischief. Amber Coddington, 30, Acosta, Pa., home invasion robbery, third-degree grand theft. Robert Williams, 32, St. Augustine, possession of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Comments Off

Fort Pierce workshop will discuss replenishing South Beach with sand from …

ST. LUCIE COUNTY — A plan to recycle sand drifting onto ever-widening North Beach and place it onto Fort Pierce’s constantly eroding South Beach is up for discussion at a public workshop scheduled for Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Comments Off

Fort Pierce Library announces September movies

FORT PIERCE — The Fort Pierce Branch Library has announced its Friday Matinee lineup for September. Held every Friday, the library presents a free film, starting at 2 p.m. • Sept. 2 – “Whoopee!” (1930) featuring Eddie Cantor. An East … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Comments Off

St. Lucie County Community Calendar, Updated Aug. 29

St. Lucie County Community Calendar New listings LOOKING AHEAD Jazz Jam Sessions: Fort Pierce Jazz Blues Society. Black Box Theatre at Sunrise Theatre, 117 S 2nd St., Fort Pierce, 7 pm Aug. 30; Sept. 13, 27. $5. 772-460-5299; jazzsociety.org. Open … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Comments Off

St. Lucie West Centennial 23, Fort Pierce Westwood 22: Eagles make 2-point …

FORT PIERCE — St. Lucie West Centennial scored a pair of touchdowns 15 seconds apart in the fourth quarter then had to stop a two-point conversion late in the game in the Eagles’ 23-22 win over the Westwood Panthers in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Comments Off