Port St. Lucie Magazine

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Port St. Lucie's Annual fireworks
The City of Port St. Lucie sponsors many community events for its residents during the year, but the largest by far is the annual fireworks display each Fourth of July.

If you didn’t already know it, Port St. Lucie is a pretty good place to live.

The city keeps racking up awards for being a great place to work, own a home or retire.

Susan Burgess updates us on the latest accolades in Safe and Sound, beginning on Page 32.

One of the latest kudos includes a 22nd place ranking from U.S. News & World Report for places in the country to retire. Smart Asset in a recent survey of 200 cities nationwide ranked Port St. Lucie No. 1 for home ownership under the age of 35.

In Courting Fun on page 20, find out how the sport of pickleball has taken Port St. Lucie by storm. Just check out our cover and you’ll realize how popular the sport has become.

It’s been a long time coming, but the Ardie R. Copas State Veterans’ Nursing Home has finally opened. In Home Sweet Home, beginning on Page 28, you’ll meet the nursing center’s first resident, 95-year-old decorated World War II veteran Calvin Heathman.

In Making a Difference [Page 16], writer Mary Ann Koenig shares news of a Port St. Lucie-based e-commerce company that is producing an array of plastic-free customer products. The business started out modestly in the home of Sarah Cieslinski and her fiancé, JJ Follano, in 2018, but they soon had to move the operation to a warehouse. Sounds like they are on the road to success.

Speaking of which, we wish you much prosperity and success in the new year.







Jan. 5, 2023

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