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AIR CONDITIONING
Miller's Central Air
772.785.8080
millerscentralair.com

ATTRACTIONS
Elliott Museum
772.225.1961
hsmc-fl.com/elliott-museum/

MidFlorida Event Center
midfloridaeventcenter.com

AUTO DEALERS
Bev Smith Automotive Group
772.464.8440
bevsmithtoyota.com

St. Lucie Battery & Tire
800.432.1064
slbt.com

BANKING
Center State Bank
772.460.2242
centerstatebank.com

CAR WASH
Wash-N-Go Express Car Wash
washngopsl.com

CASINOS
Seminole Brighton Casino
800.360.9875
seminolebrightoncasino.com

CREDIT UNION
MidFlorida Credit Union
866.913.3733
midflorida.com

EDUCATION
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Academy
772.461.7689
staacademy.org

FURNITURE
Sunshine Furniture
772.569.0460
sunshinefurniturecasual.com

GOLF
Champion Turf Club at St. James
772.336.4653
championturfclub-stjames.com

Savanna Club
772.879.1316
Savannaclubhoa.com

GOLF CARTS
Champion Golf Carts
772.283.1107
championgolfcart.com

Total Golf Cart
772.778.0468
totalgolfcart.com

GOVERNMENT
Clerk of the Circuit Court - St. Lucie County
772.462.6900
stlucieclerk.com

Saint Lucie County Property Appraiser
772.462.1000
paslc.org

GRILL CLEANING
Florida Native Grill Cleaning

772.285.2726
floridanativegrill.com

HEALTHCARE
Treasure Coast Hospice
772.403.4500
treasurehealth.org

HOME BUILDERS
GHO Homes
772.257.1100
ghohomes.com

HOME IMPROVEMENT
Artistic Closets
772.692.8447
artisticlosests.com

McMow Art Glass
561.585.9011
mcmow.com

HOSPITALS
Cleveland Clinic Martin Health System
772.345.8100
martinhealth.org

Sebastian River Medical Center
772.581.8003
sebastianrivermedical.org

INDEPENDENT/ASSISTED LIVING
Harbor Place of Port St. Lucie
772.337.4330
ptstlucieharborplace.com

The Palms of St. Lucie West
772.344.7441
thepalmsofstluciewest.com

INSURANCE
Post Insurance
772.878.8184
InsureWithPost.com

State Farm/Bill Knight
772.461.7900
billknightinsurance.com

JEWELRY
Diamonds by Terry
772.781.1133
diamondsbyterry.com

St. Lucie Jewelry and Coins
772.337.4700
stluciejewelryandcoins.com

LAW OFFICES
Florida Personal Injury Law Team
772.302.2700
tomslawteam.com

MEDICAL
South Florida Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
772.288.2400
SouthFlaOrtho.com

MUNICIPALITIES
City of Port St. Lucie
772.871.5225
cityofpsl.com

NON-PROFITS
Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie County
772.408.1100
cscslc.org

Treasure Coast Food Bank
stophunger.org

PET SUPPLIES
Pet Supplies Plus
772.873.8170
petsuppliesplus.com

REAL ESTATE
Keller Williams/AnnMarie Napolitano
Cell: 954.675.2804
Office: 772.236.5700
napolitano.homesandland.com

Oceanside Realty Partners
772.418.4420
oceansiderealtypartners

RESTAURANTS
Crabby's Dockside
772.252.5672
crabbysdocksideftpierce.com

Sharky's
772.466.2757

SHOPPING
Best Value Jewelry & Pawn
772.340.2424
bestvaluepawn.net

STONE WORK & GRANITE
Real Stone & Granite
772.489.9964
realstoneandgranite.com

VETERINARY CARE
Veterinary Medical Center of St. Lucie County
772.337.8570
vetmedcenterslc.com

WEDDING/VENUES
The Crane Club
772.200.2662
craneclubattesoro.com


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772.299.4889

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Club Med complex

Club Med exits

After almost 40 years in the city, Club Med Sandpiper Bay is leaving Port St. Lucie. The 200-acre resort and golf course on the St. Lucie River has offered laid-back vacation experiences since the company bought the property from the original developer of Port St. Lucie, General Development Corp., in 1986.

The complex has long boasted superior sports and leisure amenities that include a marina, golf course, tennis courts, and soccer and other field sports areas. These assets are seen as vital to its mission by new owner Altitude International Holdings Inc.

Autumn leaves us dealing with new changes

As fall arrives, we face a season of change and we report some of these in this issue. But all the news looks promising.

The best news – and probably no surprise – is that U.S. News & World Report has ranked Port St. Lucie as one of the best places among small cities in the nation...

 

City noted for safety measures and its relaxed lifestyle

Port St. Lucie is one of the best places among small cities in the nation to live, says U.S. News & World Report. To make the top of the list, a place had to have good value, be a desirable place to live, have a strong job market and a high quality of life. The city was cited for its more relaxed atmosphere compared to its larger neighbors, its clean streets and quiet neighborhoods, scenic waters and lush golf courses.

Let’s get physical

Many people decided that the 19 in COVID-19 refers to the number of pounds they put on during the lockdown. Back on the move, health and fitness are new priorities for many. 

Port St. Lucie offers an abundance of opportunities to get in, or stay in, shape: outdoor fitness stations, golf, team sports, public pools, walking, bike trails. Exercising outdoors doesn’t fit everyone’s needs...

Vision for the Future

For Dr. Rishi Singh, taking the helm at Cleveland Clinic Martin Health is about continuously improving the quality of health care in Martin County. 

“I enjoy being a physician leader of this organization who is able to understand how we can do better at the bedside by working in the boardroom to impact and improve the lives in our community in a meaningful way,” he says. 

Place of Honor

Kathi and Gene Sandburg stood back and looked at their new 2,435-square-foot home neatly sitting on their new lot and were overcome with emotion. Their son, Brendon, they were sure, was looking down on them with a big smile on his face. 

“We’re so grateful,” Gene Sandburg said. “It’s overwhelming that Port St. Lucie and GL Homes gave us this beautiful home.

Cookbook full of love

Every time I open one of my grandma’s cookbooks, I’m back in her kitchen. I swear I can smell fried mullet when I turn the pages. Sometimes scraps of paper fall out with notes from my grandpa: “Mom, Gone to pick up Fred. Love, Dad.” I treasure these more than the actual recipes. My grandma, Polly Summerlin Moore, never followed recipes anyway. She might look at them for ideas or to jog her memory, but then she closed the book and cooked.

 

THE MEMORY EXPERT

Liz Knowles’ home is decorated in black and white, fitting for a woman whose career included millions of black letters on thousands of white pages. Apparently the other 11 residents — cats — also approve of the color scheme. 

“They let me live here,” she says with a chuckle. “I wasn’t allowed to have a pet as a child, but as soon as I had a place of my own ...”

 

The LIFE COACH

Born in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, Anthony Bruno travels today between Port St. Lucie and Hudson, Florida. 

“We had a very happy childhood,” Bruno says of his two brothers and two sisters. “We lived near the ocean. In fact, every city I’ve lived in has not been far from water. Haiti was a place of safety if you chose to be safe, growing up under a dictatorship. If you minded your own business, life was peaceful. You stayed out of politics.”

 

THE VETERANS ADVOCATE

Jordan Kahle was born at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton, Connecticut, but his father’s postings kept the family moving. 

“I went to 17 different schools,” Kahle says. 

Three years in the Melbourne/Palm Bay area was long enough for high school — the longest stretch he’d lived at one address.

A single dad since Jordan was young, his father playfully called him Nub, Navy slang for a new crewmember, a non-useful body. One night, he sat the boy down inside the radio room of his sub. 

Join your Neighborhood Scarecrow Competition from Oct. 1-15. City neighborhoods can decorate and display a scarecrow next to their neighborhood sign. The best scarecrow will be announced during Harvest in the Preserve at McCarty Ranch on Oct. 15. Call 871.5225 for more information

 

Our Town

A gopher tortoise makes its way across a lawn at Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens. Tortoises are vegetarians and eat foliage, flowers and fruits. With front legs adapted for digging, tortoises create extensive burrows in which they live. There, they are protected from the heat of summer and the cold of winter, as well as from forest fires and predators. Gopher tortoises are a threatened species and are protected under Florida state law.

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