The A&G Pools Mets of the Port St. Lucie National Little League have a ball, playing catch with Marvel superhero Spider-Man at Clover Park.

Simply Marvel-ous

There’s no denying the Treasure Coast is a great place to live and play during the day with its beautiful beaches, waterways, golf courses and parks. 

Now that summer is arriving, are you looking for a budget-friendly source of family entertainment that touches all the bases for a fun-filled evening?

Well, here’s a pitch from Traer Van Allen, longtime general manager of the St. Lucie Mets — the Single-A Florida State League affiliate of the New York Mets and defending league champions:

“There’s something for everyone out here,’’ Van Allen said prior to the start of a recent special promotion at Clover Park in Port St. Lucie. “And you don’t have to be a baseball fan to have a good time at the ballpark.’’

Young St. Lucie Mets fans join team mascot Klutch for a photo opportunity

City has summertime fun for everyone

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...

Nigerian Dwarf goats love munching on Brazilian pepper tree leaves

Goat Goodness

The approach to The Old Citrus Estate provides a welcome assortment of palms, pines and Brazilian pepper trees. The cattle that live on nearby farmland quietly graze on tall grasses giving the surrounding area a feeling of serenity. 

Owner Darah Koprowski and her family took up residence on the 22-acre plot in St. Lucie County in 2019 and also started a separate goat therapy business appropriately called Peace. Love. Goat...

GHO Homes specializes in open and airy main living areas, as seen in the Sage model.

Spread your wings at Belterra

GHO Homes, celebrating 40 years of providing a distinctive and diverse floor-plan collection that has consistently won awards for single-family home and custom-estate design, is proud to announce the opening of its newest luxury community in St. Lucie County — Belterra. 

Conveniently located just 1 mile west of Interstate 95 on Becker Road in the highly desirable master-planned community of Tradition...

Outdoor expansion

The wishes of Port St. Lucie residents are coming true. 

The city’s Parks and Recreation Department is developing the often requested pickleball courts, bike trails, walking paths, community and neighborhood parks, and large regional parks for residents eager to spend more time outdoors. 

With more than 40 parks and recreational amenities of all kinds and sizes already available, the new park development is...

PGA Village Verona Pickleball CenterHonors keep coming

Port St. Lucie confirms what we already knew by collecting a slew of awards and honorable mentions from organizations around the country...

Building a home with Legos is just one of many activities offered at the 2023 Citizens SummitFuture Plans

It looked more like a festival than serious city business with a dance team performance, bands, yoga demonstrations and giveaways in front of Port St. Lucie Community Center.

Turned out, it wasn’t a festival. Instead, it was the day of the annual Citizen Summit when residents get to tell the city what their priorities are for the future. The festivities were to entice more people to show up.

It worked. An all-time record number of ...

Reilly hugs a PulteGroup employeeDream comes true

An injury that paralyzed Air Force Master Sgt. Francis “Frankie” Reilly’s right leg 19 years ago unexpectedly brought him the luckiest break of his life. Now retired, his lifelong dream of a home of his own is coming true.

The change in fortune was delivered by national homebuilder PulteGroup and the nonprofit Building Homes for Heroes, said Brent Baker, president of PulteGroup’s southeast Florida division. PulteGroup is building him a four-bedroom home in Heron Preserve, the company’s new development in Tradition...

Solid Gold Duo of Noreen Molinari and Rick Shryock Gold Standard

For years now, locals who love live music have been dancing to Solid Gold. 

Although there have been lineup changes, the group consistently attracts fans looking for a good time at restaurants, clubs, dances, private parties and outdoor events.

The three longest-playing members are Pat Seminara, Jack Kelly and Noreen Molinari...


Liz Chiolan is part of the growing and graying workforce of men and women in the United States.

At age 73, she continues to represent Hank’s Beverages, the family business based in Philadelphia and founded by her father, Frank “Hank” Salvatore...


While some doctors have a good bedside manner, Dr. Paul Berman has developed an even better website manner.

In his video, Care Without Caring, he notes patient/doctor trust is invaluable. “Your doctor should be empathetic — should greet you by name — be conscientious, thorough and kind. You should expect care, not just treatment.”

Born in Chicago, Berman is...


Patsy [no relation to Walt] Disney was born in Richmond, Kentucky, to two entrepreneurial educators. 

“It was a small town, but they owned half of it,” she said. “We’d move into a home and they’d put drywall up and rent a portion of it out. Then they’d buy another house and do the same thing, or rent out the upstairs or downstairs. They owned over 50 houses. My brother, Roger, and I grew up cleaning apartments.”...

fireworks over clover parkThings to do

June – September 2023

Start your 4th of July celebrations early on Monday, July 3, during the Independence Day Celebration at Clover Park. The fireworks follow a Mets game and other activities. See the July 3 entry for more information. Then, on the 4th of July, have some fun and see more fireworks at either Freedom Fest at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Event Center from 4-10 p.m. or at Freedom and Fireworks at Tradition Square from 5-9 p.m...


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