The song Take Me Out to the Ball Game is as relevant for Port St. Lucie as anywhere, for in the St. Lucie Mets we have a real hometown team to root for.
In this issue, writer Joe DeSalvo’s story, beginning on Page 10, takes us to Clover Park to visit the St. Lucie Mets, the Single-A affiliate of the New York Mets. With the major league Mets long gone after spring training, we are indeed lucky to have our own boys of summer in the St. Lucie Mets.
The Mets games are almost as much about community and family as they are about baseball. As Joe reports, voters in a 2018 Sports Business Journal survey ranked Minor League Baseball as the No. 1 family-friendly game or event.
To encourage family attendance, the Mets have declared Friday nights Family Night, with a deal for four tickets, hot dogs and sodas and a large tub of popcorn, all for $50.
Speaking of families, Rachel Inswasty takes us to the Koprowski family goat farm in Goat Goodness, starting on page 16. Darah Koprowski and her husband, James, turned 20 acres into what they call The Old Citrus Estate, where they could hold events such as weddings but also have enough land for their two children, ages 5 and 8, to have animals around.
But the opportunity to take over ownership of eight Nigerian Dwarf goats got them into the goat business, offering everything from goat cuddle and coffee experiences, goat fitness classes and goat social and picnic classes.
The City of Port St. Lucie is also expanding its recreational offerings. In Outdoor Expansion, beginning on Page 24, Susan Burgess fills us in on new ballfields for Torino and Tradition regional parks, eight new pickleball courts at Whispering Pines Park and a new bike and walking trail at Wilderness Park.
It seems like Port St. Lucie has something for everyone this summer. Enjoy!
Reach Gregory Enns or 772.940.9005.
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