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TesoroFresh look

Gently nestled along the banks of the scenic St. Lucie River lies 1,500 acres of untouched wetlands, luxury gardens, the luscious rolling greens of two championship golf courses, beautiful lakes, and an abundance of tropical wildlife.

Welcome to Tesoro Preserve - the Crown Jewel of the Treasure Coast.

Tesoro has always been recognized as one of the area's most prestigious waterfront communities, but it's no secret that ...

Publisher's NoteNew year, new neighbors, new beginnings

It's officially 2022 and I have to tell you that these last 12 months have been a whirlwind especially when it came to the city's economic growth. From new restaurants and businesses to new residents, Port St. Lucie is proving to be a great place to live and work.

Port St. Lucie has also become one of the fastest growing cities in Florida. I recently met two families, one from Texas and one from California, who moved to Tradition for the job opportunities and the amazing home prices.

Both love the cozy neighborhood feeling of the area, especially the walking distance to shops and restaurants...

Andy TreadwellA rising star

He lists only five jobs on his resume, including one that lasted only six months. He has worked in the upper echelons of Indian River State College for more than a decade, but has no real leadership background.

So, Andrew Treadwell's promotion in September to president of the Pruitt Campus in St. Lucie West might have come as a surprise to some observers.

Yet no one who has worked with Treadwell has any doubts...

Allen and Polly StottlemireTaking a Chance

Polly Stottlemire had just one wish for her 50th birthday: to be on a special mash-up version of The Price Is Right and Let's Make a Deal. Again.

In 1998, she and her daughter, Samantha, had spent a week in Los Angeles where Polly was a contestant on The Price Is Right, but didn't win. Samantha was chosen for Let's Make a Deal but was zonked after picking a door that had something worthless behind it.

Game show interviewers look for people with personality. People who are...


Jennifer Wiggins may not be a Treasure Coast native, but she has worked hard to give back to the community through her work as a local CEO and volunteering for upwards of 20 nonprofits at any given time. She prides herself on being able to help others to create a workplace environment that fosters personal development and growth...

Gasparini WeddingWedding Day

WEDDING DATE - Dec. 3, 2021 | RECEPTION LOCATION - Calvary Port St Lucie...

Francisco Ixcoy AjiatazThe PLAYFUL CHEF

Growing up, children are often admonished for playing with their food. But for Francisco Ixcoy Ajiataz, owner and executive chef of Zest Kitchen and Bar, playing with food inspired him to become one of the area's most noted chefs.

For Chef Francisco, cooking is more than a passion; it's also an exercise in creativity and fun...

Crosstown Guy HarveyAwards keep coming

Port St. Lucie continues to outdo itself by accumulating a shining collection of awards over the last six months, proving once again that it is a great place to live and do business.

Port St. Lucie is integrated - The Christian Science Monitor reports that Port St. Lucie is one of only two of America's 113 largest cities that qualify as really integrated, according to a study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. It goes on to say...

Accel Construction underway for Accel's new manufacturing plant

Accel International Holdings Inc., a producer of high-performance conductors, broke ground last month at the Tradition Center for Commerce for its newest manufacturing plant.

At least 125 new jobs will be created by the company's capital investment of $55 million for the 150,000-square-foot building and the manufacturing equipment. Average annual earnings per worker at the plant are estimated to be $47,000 plus benefits, 16% higher than St. Lucie County's average wage...

Blue HeronOur Town

A Great Blue Heron stands silently in a thicket near the North Fork of the St. Lucie River waiting for a lizard or small rodent to come within range of its long neck and dagger-like beak. The largest heron in North America, these birds...

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