Posts Tagged ‘Ft Pierce’

Clydesdale Horses coming to the Treasure Coast.

March 1, 2015

Clydesdale Horses & Eagle Lands in Stuart!

There will be several opportunities to see the Budweiser Clydesdales on the Treasure Coast starting next week and continuing through March 9.

While the famous horses featured in Budweiser commercials are booked for 10 days at the St. Lucie County Fair, they also will be making other appearances across the Treasure Coast, including for the first time in Stuart and Vero Beach. “They’re coming here for the 50th anniversary of the fair and since they’ll be here for a while we thought we’d put them out in other areas too,” said Southern Eagle Ambassador Tommy Padrick.The Fort Pierce-based beer distributor worked with the Anheuser-Busch Brewing Company to bring the horses back to the fair, which starts Friday and continues through March 8.

St. Lucie County Fair Manager Jeanne Keaton said in the last 14 years, the Clydesdales have come “probably six or seven times.” “They’re very well-schooled, very well trained horses. It’s fascinating to see them maneuver,” Keaton said.

Anheuser-Busch created the iconic eight-horse team of Clydesdales pulling their brewery wagon in 1933 to celebrate the repeal of Prohibition.

“They’re big beautiful horses that are going to be walking around downtown Stuart,” said Bill Moore, owner of Kilwin’s and Stuart Coffee Company. “I’ve never seen a horse walking the streets of downtown Stuart and we’ve been there 15 years now. It’s just so different and unique and will be fun for visitors to see.”

The Clydesdales’ visit will coincide with the unveiling of the latest installment to the city’s Art in Public Places program, a bronze eagle sculpture sponsored by Southern Eagle President Philip Busch, said Jim Chrulski, the city’s legislative and economics strategy manager.

The horses will go to Vero Beach March 1. They’ll start at Riverside Park and head east on Beachland Boulevard to Ocean Drive.

They will visit Archie’s Seabreeze and other Fort Pierce spots March 5.

Padrick said the horses will have police escorts during all their visits. No roads will be closed but it will be a “slow going photo opportunity,” he said.

The horses travel with three 50-foot semis. Two carry the horses, the third transports a red, white and gold beer wagon and other equipment.

“People love the Budweiser Clydesdale horses,” Padrick said. “They just look forward to it every time we can bring them down here.”

The Budweiser Clydesdales will be at the 50th annual St. Lucie County Fair Feb. 27 to March 8 but will also make other appearances:


See Bill Cosby Today March 10th at the Sunrise Theatre at 6PM.

March 10, 2012

See Bill Cosby Today March 10th at the Sunrise Theatre at 6PM

One of America’s most beloved comedians of all time is coming back to the Sunrise Theatre 2 years in a row! Bill Cosby has captivated generations of fans with his comedy routines, iconic albums and best-selling books. His comedy transcends age, gender and cultural barriers.

Cosby broke television’s racial barrier with I Spy, becoming the first African American to costar on a television series while winning three consecutive Emmys®. He created and produced the Emmy®-winning cartoon Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, which began airing in the 1970s and was made into a film in 2004. The show, based on Cosby’s childhood in Philadelphia, was designed to educate and entertain.

The former Navy serviceman’s illustrious list of accomplishments includes roles on the children’s educational show Electric Company and creating and producing the Emmy award-winning Little Bill, which is based on his bestselling book series.

Perhaps Cosby’s greatest contribution to American entertainment and culture is The Cosby Show, about a close-knit, upper class black family. Cosby said his intent was to portray an American family. Time magazine called the show “an encouraging sign of maturity in matters of race.” The Cosby Show dominated the No. One spot for years, earning nearly unanimous critical praise. Life magazine described the program as “a gentle, whimsical, warmhearted” show whose “delicious ordinariness of its pleasures and tribulations has given millions a fresh, laughter-splashed perspective on their own domestic lives.”

Bill Cosby’s next book, “I Didn’t Ask to Be Born, But I’m Glad I Was”, will be released by the Hachette Book Group in November. Cosby talks about the Bible, being a grandfather and his first love in his humorous and insightful manner. Cosby has received the Kennedy Center Honors, the Presidential Medal of Freedom (America’s highest civilian honor), the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor and the Marian Anderson Award. Purchase your tickets early for this very special engagement with the one and only Bill Cosby

Ft. Pierce Greek Festival this weekend at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.

February 10, 2012


FORT PIERCE — The aroma of traditional Greek dishes will drift across the tent-covered parking lot of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Fort Pierce from Friday through Sunday at the 31st annual Greek Festival.

“The Mediterranean has a reputation for fine cuisine, and it’s the ethnic food that attracts so many people to the festival,” said chairman and retired Port St. Lucie restaurateur George Stamatagianis. “We prepare all the food ourselves, and church members have been working on it for weeks.”

Volunteer Tia Mekras said she has attended many Greek festivals and none matches the food served at St. Nicholas.

“It’s the very, very best. It tastes like it came from grandmother’s kitchen,” Mekras said.

The menu will include lamb shanks, soutzoukakia, moussaka, gyros and souvlaki. Baklava, koulourakia, kataifi and diples will be among the pastries. Imported Greek wines, beers and Greek coffee will be served.

Vendors from as far as New York and Pennsylvania will sell goods imported from Greece and other countries.

“Paintings, T-shirts and religious icons will be among the items,” Mekras said. “The price range will be wide, from as little as $3 to $2,000.”

The Hellenic Band from Palm Beach will play Greek music, and youth groups in handmade traditional costumes will dance. Children’s activities will include face painting and a bounce house. Tours of the 200-member church will be available.

Mekras said the festival gives members of the Treasure Coast Greek community an opportunity to share their culture and showcase their ethnicity, language and religious heritage.

“Our festival stems from an old Greek custom,” Mekras said. “Each village has an annual celebration to show off their village, and invites people from other villages to experience the food, music and dancing. It’s a wonderful way to make and meet friends.”

The festival is St. Nicholas Church’s major annual fundraiser. Proceeds will benefit community organizations that the church supports, among them Big Brothers Big Sisters and Hospice of The Treasure Coast.

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church,

11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday

2525 S. 25th St., Fort Pierce

Contact: (772) 464-7194


If you own your own business and use or are thinking about using Quickbooks this may interest you.

February 8, 2012
Learn @ Lunch QuickBooks Workshop …
12:00 pm-1:00 pm February 15, 2012
 Join us for a 1 hour free QuickBooks Workshop.
 Topic: Setting up, Tracking and Paying Sales Tax
Hosted by: Seacoast National Bank, Gatlin Blvd
Presented by: Roth’s Bookkeeping
Location: Seacoast National Bank, 9698 S US 1, Port St Lucie, FL 34952
(Located on the northeast corner of US 1 and Tiffany Avenue)
 Seating is limited. Make your reservation today. 772-464-0062
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Port St Lucie’s Little Italy. The Taste of Little Italy This weekend.

January 24, 2012

Tradition Square to Become Port St Lucie’s Little Italy

January 27, 28 and 29th
Port St. Lucie, FL – Get ready for Tradition Square to become Port St Lucie’s Little Italy. The Taste of Little Italy presented by Ft Pierce Nissan returns on January 27th, 28th and 29th, 2012. This three – day cultural celebration culminates into a large Italian street festival showcasing favorite Italian food, music, art and much more!
In its fifth year many of the Taste favorites are back along with some new additions. The Taste will include the Banfi Wine seminars, Street Painting, Festival Rides, Games, Villa Marzia Limon Cello Bar and the Budweiser Piazza.
Vendors will be lined up around the square, serving up some of your favorite dishes just like Grandma used to make. Festival goers can stroll through the streets and enjoy vendors showcasing jewelry, art, clothing, Italian novelties and cookware. The Taste will also include the Little Smiles Kids, a Bocce Ball Court and much more.
One can’t help but feel the excitement that surrounds the Taste of Little Italy when discussing the festival with Jerry Somma, the event producer,” It’s not about a street in New York, Chicago, Boston or other cities, it’s about what the neighborhood represents, the place where our ancestors first migrated, stayed together, worked, shopped, raised their children and began their journey to obtain the American Dream,” Somma explained. ‘Italian culture represents and reflects the foundation of our Grandparents and Parents as they brought these values with them to this country with their love of family, a love for celebrating life and a work ethic to achieve their dreams”, he concluded.
The Taste of Little Italy is a place where the entire family can enjoy Italy without ever leaving their neighborhood. So, mark your calendars and come out to hear all of the great music, smell the Italian aromas, taste the authentic food, and see why the Taste of Little Italy is the place to be January 27-29, 2012.
Taste of Little Italy Schedule: Friday, January 27, 2012 from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Saturday, January 28, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, January 29, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Admissions $5.00 and children 12 and under are free.
About Taste of Little Italy Taste of Little Italy was established in 2008 to create an experience rich in Italian culture that celebrates the contributions of great Italians through food, music, art and tradition within the community for the entire family to enjoy. For the latest updates on Taste activities please visit taste or by calling the Taste office at 561-427-0500.

Want to try a new experience in the Ft Pierce Area.

September 10, 2011
Want to try a new experience in the Ft Pierce Area.
Motorized Kayak Adventures
Imagine the pleasure of gliding across a waterway in a battery powered motorized kayak, leisurely cruising along at about 2-4 knots, and the only sounds you hear are the calls of ospreys, kingfishers, herons, and the soft gurgling noise of the passing water.

You are in complete control as you effortlessly navigate your motorized kayak under the direction of an experienced guide into an eco-system that few have witnessed. Kayaking through a densely canopied mangrove jungle is like stepping back in time. Forget your problems for at least a few hours, relax, look, see, listen. Find that peaceful connection with nature and take it with you wherever you may go.

Effortlessly glide through canopied mangrove forests
aboard a battery-powered motororized kayak. Your
naturalist guide occasionally offers insights, allowing
moments for a serene connection with the eco-system.
Nature remains undisturbed with only the calls of wading
birds and a soft gurgling of passing water while you
traverse the spectacular backwaters of the Indian
River Lagoon and St. Lucie River Estuary System.
2116 Old Dixie Highway
Fort Pierce, Fl. 34946
Fort Pierce—Ph. (772) 380-6815

Newest Health Store in downtown Ft Pierce, have you been in yet?

July 11, 2011
Newest Health Store in downtown Ft Pierce.
Owner and manager Joanne Augusto said Nutrition World is open and looking forward to serving the people of Ft Pierce from her new location. Nutrition World is family-owned. The company has been in Fort Pierce for the past 25 years.They are also offer Thai Massage .This new location has parking and is very easy to get to. Located at 200 N 2nd Street on the NE corner of Avenue A.

200 N 2nd Street, Fort Pierce, FL 34950, (772)464-3598
Mon – Fri: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

If you have been in to see Joanne let us know of your experience.

Divers from Stuart to Sebastian Inlet.

June 19, 2011
From Deep Six Sunday 6/19
we’ve been receiving a mixed bag of reports lately. Down south, the conditions off the beach from Stuart on south have been excellent (Bathtub and Pecks very good, etc). However, further north from Ft. Pierce to Sebastian Inlet has been inconsistent. Divers are reporting about 10-25 ft in 60-80 ft of water offshore Sebastian Inlet. Further inshore the conditions have been around 5 feet, with reports as high as 10′ plus off Pepper Park from Thursday of last week. Expect possible viz through mid-week as the ocean remains flat and winds continue to be light in the morning and onshore in the afternoon.

Poker player, head out to Ft Pierce Jai-Alai today.

June 18, 2011

Poker plays looking to play today.   Give them at try in Ft Pierce. It is a nice hot day to find something to do inside and have a great time.

NAVY SEALS TRIBUTE and to all the other Special Forces that “Get It Done!”

May 6, 2011

Thank you to OUR Navy Seals.

Navy SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce trying to get items from raid that killed bin Laden.

By Tyler Treadway

FORT PIERCE — The National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum was closed Monday, but the facility’s executive director already was trying to get memorabilia from the Navy SEALs’ operation to kill Osama bin Laden.

“I caught the president’s remarks Sunday night,” said Michael R. Howard, the museum boss and a retired Navy SEAL, “and I had an immediate gut feeling that our SEALs did the operation.”

On Monday morning, a call from his son confirmed Howard’s suspicion.

“I was elated,” Howard said, “but not surprised because I know they have the skills and will put in the effort to get it done. I was proud that it was our guys, that our guys were the ones to serve justice.

“Wheels are already turning to see what we can get,” Howard said. “Hopefully, we’ll get some artifacts quickly. The timing is good because we’ll be moving into our new building soon, which will be a great place to showcase the skills of the nation’s SEAL warriors.”

The museum at 3300 N. A1A on North Hutchinson Island in Fort Pierce is in the middle of a project to add an 8,400-square-foot expansion on the north side of the existing 5,000-square-foot facility.

Construction on the $800,000 expansion began in March and should be completed by June, Howard said. Offices and some temporary exhibits should be open by September, with permanent exhibits to come later.

“Of course, a lot of the material from the raid is classified,” Howard said, “but we’ll display what we can. I expect we should be able to get weapons, uniforms and photos that were taken. We’d also like to get information such as messages and documents related to the operation. We have a research library at the museum, but with the new building, we’ll have a lot more space for the things we don’t exhibit but keep in our archives for preservation.”

Howard said the museum’s phone “has been ringing off the hook and I’ve been getting a steady stream of emails, mostly just saying congratulations or ‘good job’ or ‘thank you, SEALs’ because we’re kind of a conduit between people and the SEAL community.

“In the back of everybody’s minds is the idea that this (the war on terror) isn’t over, but this is a huge step forward in defeating the terrorists.”

Howard said the fact Monday was the beginning of the museum’s summer schedule of being closed on Mondays “was just some unlucky timing,” adding that the museum staff is considering a special event to note the SEALs’ role in the operation.

“We may have a special day or we may tie it to Memorial Day,” he said, “since it’s coming up at the end of the month (May 30).”