4th Tour added to Annual Ghosts of Fort Pierce Past Historic Walking Tours

GHOSTS OF FORT PIERCE PAST - HISTORIC WALKING TOURS Every historic building or site has a past. The people who occupied these spaces lived lives full of stories. These stories are the inspiration behind The Ghosts of Fort Pierce Past Walking Tour. Every year around Halloween, Main Street Fort Pierce organizes walking tours in downtown Fort Pierce that bring alive the past – literally with live actors performing the parts of general or specific people from the past. New this year is the addition of a 4th tour and the expansion of the event to encompass two evenings instead of one. This year’s event will take place on Wednesday, October 26th and Thursday, October 27th. The tours start at 5:30 p.m. with additional tours leaving every 15 minutes until 7:30 p.m. There are approximately 10 stops on each tour and each tour is 1 to 1.5 hours in length. There is a $5 per person donation (children under 5 are free) per tour. The Ghosts of Fort Pierce Past historic walking tour sells out every year and reservations are required. For more information or to place a reservation, please call Main Street Fort Pierce at 466-3880. Participants need to arrive 15 minutes before their tour and wear comfortable walking shoes. The Ghosts of Fort Pierce Past Historic Walking Tour is fun for the entire family. If you miss the Ghost Walking Tour you can still learn more about Fort Pierce by taking a Historic Trolley Tour. Scheduled tours will start again in November. Private tours are available. For more information call Sue Dannahower (772) 618-0155. The 4 tours are as follows: img_4527The South Tour (Wednesday, October 26) starts from the City Hall Plaza (between the new parking garage & the City Hall building) This tour will enter the Sunrise Theatre where you may encounter one of the many ghostly ushers who still roam the building. Then it will wander through the haunted 111 Orange building where spirits move to greet you. You will encounter an authentic blacksmith reenacting his early profession. Other stops include Mr. Miley, reporter and editor for the Fort Pierce News and Mr. Klopp, the courthouse architect who was crushed by a 10-ton safe. img_4536The North Tour (Wednesday, October 26) starts from the City Hall Plaza (between the new parking garage & the City Hall building) and includes a stop at Fee’s Hardware & Mortuary where the notorious Ashley Gang's bodies were laid out “dead” on the sidewalk. Throughout the evening you will hear the explosion of cannons detonated by a squadron of soldiers reenacting wartime. Other stops include pioneer rancher Henry Flagler and the “Night Train” and Zora Neale Hurston, former folklorist and author. img_4581The Edgartown Tour (Thursday, October 27) leaves from the Platts/Backus on 122 A.E. Backus Avenue. This tour features Lucinda Lagow, the wife of Edgartown founder, Alford Lagow. She shares the gossip of the early settlers and life as it was in the 1890’s. You will encounter a rugged old fisherman mending his nets reminiscing about his life on the river. The Coral and Yellow houses, sit side-by-side, boast of ghostly souls who wrap on windows and slam doors. Meet Mr. Hill, the official photographer for Henry Flagler and Mrs. McCarty, grandmother of Dan McCarty, whose husband was gunned down in the streets over a land deal. img_1420The NEW West Tour (Thursday, October 27) will start from the Historic Arcade building on the Northwest corner of US1 and Orange Avenue. This tour features the builder of the Arcade building, which was a popular shopping destination since 1926. Other stops along this tour include: the wife of a cattleman, a postmaster, an Irish priest, a Sandy Shoes Festival Theme Girl, and more.

Main Street Fort Pierce Golf Tournament

What a better way to start the day then on the golf course and Gator Trace Golf & Country Club would like all golfers to come out and play for a great cause Main Street Fort Pierce. Our Annual Golf tournament will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2016. The day starts with registration at 7:30 am, with a continental breakfast and a beverage of your choice. Golf begins at 8:30 am with a shotgun start. Prizes will be awarded for men and women closest to the pin and longest drives as well as 1st, 2nd, and third place teams. The cost is $80.00 per player or $300.00 per team. Your entry fee will include a continental breakfast, a round of golf, lunch, goody bag and raffle prizes. Main Street will have a putting contest and for a small donation you will get 3 chances to putt your ball through a special layout for a great prize. Sponsorship opportunities are still available and tee signs will be set up around the course ready to add your business name as a tee sponsor. Call the Main Street Fort Pierce office at 466-3880 to sign up your team, get a tee sign or be a sponsor for the Golf Tournament. Sponsors of the tournament as of printing are Southern Eagle Distributing, and Waste Management of FL, Inc.

22nd Annual Reverse Raffle – Live & Silent Auction

“Passport to Morocco” 22nd Annual Reverse Raffle – Live & Silent Auctions Step into the country of Morocco, an exotic place full of culture, history and adventure as Main Street Fort Pierce presents a “Passport to Morocco”. The 22nd Annual Reverse Raffle Live & Silent Auction is the hottest party of the summer and will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2016. The event starts at 6:00 pm with registration, dancing, and the silent auction. Main Street Fort Pierce will transform the Pelican Yacht Club into a Moroccan experience full of mystic and color to tantalize your senses and transport you to this remote country on the edge of the Sahara desert. Belly Dancers, Tarot Card Readings, and Cigars from Rizzo’s Tobacco Emporium will enhance your evening. Take a Shot Photo Booth will be on hand at the event to capture your memories. So…come ready to party and dance into the night as DJ Jeff Brown will entertain us with today’s dance music. Enter the Indian River Room - our very own marketplace full of silent auction items awaiting your bids. This is where the pulling of the reverse raffle numbers begins at 6:30 pm and the live auction will commence at 8:30 pm. The live auction will have some of your returning favorites – Adam’s Ranch tour and lunch, Reverse Raffle committee dinner, mosaic by Anita Prentice, and an original painting by Collen Nash Becht. There will be some exciting new items and a painting by Lisa Jill Allison. For those of you who do not know what a Reverse Raffle is: A Reverse Raffle begins with a set amount of numbers. The first number wins a $100.00 and then every 25th number called wins $50.00. The last 10 numbers all win money starting at $100.00 and ending with the grand prize of $2000.00. Each ticket is $100.00 and entitles the ticket holder to one raffle number, admission for two, light appetizers, music, dancing, and a fabulous live & silent auction. Tickets are limited, advanced ticket purchase only, and no tickets will be available at the door. We sold out last year so get your tickets early! The Reverse Raffle is the major fundraiser for Main Street Fort Pierce and we could not put on this event without the help of our sponsors. We are proud of the businesses supporting this year Reverse Raffle and would like to introduce you to our special sponsors. “Rock the Kasbah” Sponsor Seacoast_logo_PMS-Stacked2015SEACOAST BANK Seacoast Bank invests in you and in your community, because it is their community, too. Established for nearly 100 years, Seacoast combines the history and personal service of a community bank with the convenience and technology you’ve grown to expect. Seacoast is committed to providing an easy and convenient banking experience. With services including 24-7, 365 days a year, local Florida customer service center and online and mobile baking, Seacoast wants you to bank when it is most convenient for you from anywhere, at any time. For Seacoast, it’s not just business, it’s personal. Please visit SeacoastBank.com or stop by one of the many Seacoast Bank locations today. “Casablanca Entertainment” Sponsor ASSOCIATED COASTAL EAR, NOSE, THROAT & FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERYlogo_coastalENT-2 Associated Coastal Ear, Nose & Throat Physicians is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Charles Zeller IV to their experienced team. Dr. Charles Zeller is Board Certified in otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery. He offers medical and surgical care for patients of all ages (pediatric to the elderly) for sinus disorders, hearing loss, allergy testing and treatment. Dr. Zeller joins the team of 3 full time board certified MD’s, 2 Doctorate level Audiologists and an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner specializing in allergy. The physicians and staff believe in providing comprehensive, compassionate care for all families throughout the community and they take pride in providing their patients with the best Ear, Nose & Throat care available on the Treasure Coast. They keep same day appointments available and have two full service, centrally located offices in Fort Pierce and Port St. Lucie. For more information on Dr. Zeller or Associated Coastal Ear, Nose & Throat contact: Barbara Allen at Associated Coastal Ear, Nose & Throat Fort Pierce Office: 4632 S. 25th Street, Fort Pierce, FL 34981 772-464-9595 Port St. Lucie Office: 1731 SW Gatlin Blvd, Port St. Lucie, FL 34953 772-335-1351 Website: http://coastalent.org/wp/ “Marrakech” Sponsor superiorlogo1(All in Fun)SUPERIOR EVENT RENTALS Superior Event Rentals is your premier event rental company on the Treasure Coast. Established in 2006, (formally All in Fun, LLC.) Superior Event Rentals is a locally owned, veteran owned, family owned and operated company. Superior Event Rentals provides rentals for any and all occasions. With an inventory consisting of tents, table, chairs, linens, custom lighting, dance floors, bars and much more there is no event to big or too small. Since 2006 Superior Event Rentals has been community oriented by donating goods and services totally over $100,000 to local charities on the Treasure Coast. Superior Event Rentals prides itself on helping our clients “Make Memories One Event at a Time”. HBK & HBKS WEALTH ADVISORS: PROVIDING FINANCIAL PEACE OF MINDHBK The HBK family of firms offers the collective intelligence of hundreds professionals in a wide range of tax, accounting, business advisory, financial planning, and other business operational services from offices in four states. Top-ranked in our accounting and wealth management services, we offer national-level expertise with the personalized attention of a local company. OceanOCEAN CHIROPRACTIC & HEALTH CENTER Visit Ocean Chiropractic & Health Center and enjoy a renewed sense of health and well being for an improved quality of life. This Fort Pierce wellness center offers a drug free chiropractic care for chronic pain, as well as treatment for auto accidents, slip & falls, workers' compensation and school, sports, employment and DOT physicals. In addition, they provide massage therapy and weight loss programs. Dr. Carter is certified in the Webster Technique and is accepting new patients from newborns to geriatric. Dr. Bradley Deiner, DC, Dr. Jennifer Carter, DC and their staff are here to help you achieve optimum health through chiropractic. Dr. Deiner is a graduate of Life University and Dr. Carter is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic. Ocean Chiropractic actively supports St. Lucie County Special Olympics, Ft. Pierce PAL and Main Street Ft. Pierce. Follow Ocean Chiropractic & Health Center on Facebook and get daily health and exercise tips. To contact them for an appointment call (772) 460-9000. Ocean Chiropractic & Health Center, 805 Virginia Ave, #10, Ft. Pierce, FL 34982 Check out their new office in Vero Beach located at 1800 43rd Ave Vero Beach, FL - 772-569-3000 WMWASTE MANAGEMENT INC. OF FLORIDA Waste Management is North America's leading provider of integrated environmental solutions. We partner with our customers and communities to manage and reduce waste, increase recycling and create clean, renewable energy. Waste Management operates a transfer station in Fort Pierce to accept the city’s solid waste and recyclables. Our employees are dedicated to doing their jobs professionally and safely, and our corporate mission is to maximize resource value while minimizing environmental impact so that both our economy and our environment can thrive. Waste Management is committed to giving back to the communities it serves and is a proud sponsor of this year’s Reverse Raffle. “Tangier” Sponsors Berger, Toombs, Elam, Gaines, & Frank CPA's PL Blue Water Grill, Cobb's Landing, Original Tiki Dibartolomeo, McBee, Hartley, & Barnes, PA East Coast Lumber/Ace Hardware Fort Pierce Utilities Authority Fort Pierce Yacht Club/Treasure Coast Youth Sailing RK Davis Construction Southern Eagle Distributing St. Lucie News Tribune/TcPalm.com Subway Downtown Fort Pierce “Sahara” Sponsor Airtronics Automation & Security Epic Events Haisley Pet Loss Services Louden Bonded Pools Miller Insurance Mr. Johnny’s Car Wash Post Insurance & Financial, LLC Sheriff Ken J. Mascara St. Lucie Eye Associates The Cake Lady TLC Experts Main Street would like to thank these businesses for making the Reverse Raffle possible and for supporting Main Street. When your need arises, support our local businesses that support our local community. The Reverse Raffle is a fundraiser for projects and goals of Main Street Fort Pierce, Inc. For more information, sponsorship opportunities or to purchase a ticket, please call Main Street at (772) 466-3880 or www.mainstreetfortpierce.org

Stars over St. Lucie – 4th of July Celebration

WaveOn Monday, July 4, 2016 the 4th of July festivities kick off at 5:00 pm rain or shine, with entertainment by DJ - Jeff Brown from iHeart Media - WAVE 92.7 and OLDIES 103.7. At 5:30 pm Moxie’s Dance Studio in downtown Fort Pierce will perform a Ballet, Irish step dance and Swing routine. The dancers will range in the age groups from 5-11 years old and the performances will reflect the holiday and the music from the World War 2 era. IMG_2524Common Ground Vineyard Church will be at Friday Fest and Stars over St. Lucie to present historic demonstrations around the fountain area across from the library. Pastor Todd and the gang will have a replica war cannon that they will shoot off at 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm and 9:00 pm just in time to begin the fantastic fireworks show. At 6:00 pm Wonderama will take the stage between Cobb’s and the Original Tiki Bar. Sponsored by the Original Tiki – WONDERAMA is a high energy, current TOP 40, and DANCE MUSIC party band from West Palm Beach. Wonderama chooses most of their playlist from the top of the Billboard Hot 100 list. The band was formed in 2012, with a goal to reach listeners that wanted to hear “todays hit music” along with some classic party favorites mixed in. At 9:00 pm the City of Fort Pierce will present a dazzling FIREWORKS show. You won't want to miss a great holiday weekend filled with food, fun, friends, and fireworks at Fort Pierce City Marina Square in historic downtown Fort Pierce – July 1st is Friday Fest and don’t forget to visit our nationally acclaimed Farmer’s Market and Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society Craft Market on Saturday July 2nd as we build up to Monday and the 4th of July celebration. Fort Pierce City Marina Square - Melody Lane and Avenue A, Fort Pierce, FL 34950 For more information, contact Main Street Fort Pierce (772) 466-3880 or go to our website at www.mainstreetfortpierce.org Thankyou to the generosity of local businesses for their sponsorship: Budweiser, Bluewater Beach Grill, Cobb's Landing, Fort Pierce Utilities Authority, Fort Pierce Yacht Club/Treasure Coast Youth Sailing, Garber Buick/GMC of Fort Pierce, the Law Firm of Hoskins, Turco, Lloyd & Lloyd, Ocean Chiropractic & Health Center, the Original Tiki Bar, and Waste Management

May Coffee with the Mayor

Join Main Street Fort Pierce and Mayor Linda Hudson for Coffee with the Mayor. Coffee with the Mayor is held every third Friday of the month at the Fort Pierce Yacht at 700 N. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce, FL. The event begins at 8:00 AM and is a positive networking experience for those that attend. Businesses, community organizations, and newcomers to the area are welcome to share information about upcoming events or activities occurring in the Treasure Coast region. MEET OUR SPONSOR: Seacoast_logo_PMS-Stacked2015Seacoast Bank: Since 1926, Seacoast has been your bank, your neighbor and your friend. These unprecedented times have been challenging to say the least. There is probably not a single reader who was completely unaffected by the recent economic environment. Seacoast Bank is no exception. But with the commitment of their talented associates and the support of the community, Seacoast Bank stands before you today as one of the last community banks left, proud and strong. They are one of the largest publicly traded community banks headquartered in Florida. If you bank with Seacoast, they thank you for your business. If you don’t, they invite you to give them a try. They have money to lend at extremely competitive rates for your personal and business needs. For Seacoast, it’s not just business, it’s personal; because they live here, too. Please visit Seacoastbank.com or stop by one of our offices and say hello to a more human way to bank. Orchid_Isle_logo2bigmagentaMain Street Fort Pierce and Orchid Island Juice Company provide breakfast treats, coffee, and fresh squeeze orange juice for attendees. Come experience Fort Pierce hospitality at Coffee with the Mayor on Friday, September 19, 2014. Coffee with the Mayor is free and open to the public.

BlueBird Education Foundation Sponsors April Coffee with the Mayor

BlueBird Educational Foundation

BlueBird Educational Foundation sponsors April's Fort Pierce Main Street Coffee with the Mayor. Friday, April 15, 2016 at 8 am at the Fort Pierce Yacht Club! Since it's founding in 2008, BlueBird Educational Foundation is dedicated to the mission of bringing the best in blues, jazz, classical and beyond to the Treasure Coast, while offering local students opportunities to perform and attend master classes with visiting artists, and receive scholarships and instruments to help them reach their artistic goals. BlueBird Educational Foundation presents a series of four concerts each season with musicians who have a unique interpretation of the jazz, blues and R&B culture, further enhancing our local students’ exposure to the best in American music. The overall intent is to deepen music appreciation and expand cultural horizons. Attend the Coffee with the Mayor to learn more about how this nonprofit is focusing on helping youth in Fort Pierce and St. Lucie County. There will be giveaways in celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month. Join Mayor Linda Hudson and Main Street Fort Pierce for Coffee with the Mayor. The event is held the third Friday of the month at our new location the Fort Pierce Yacht Club in downtown Fort Pierce and is a positive networking experience for those that attend. Businesses, community organizations, and newcomers to the area are welcome to share information about upcoming events or activities occurring in the Treasure Coast region. Main Street Fort Pierce and Orchid Island Juice Company provide breakfast treats, coffee, and fresh squeeze orange juice for attendees. Come experience Fort Pierce hospitality at Coffee with the Mayor at our new location the Fort Pierce Yacht Club. Special Musical Entertainment from Emily Mc Hugh and Robert Navarro Robert Navarro - Bluebird Emily McHugh - BlueBird

Colleen Nash Becht donates Original Watercolor to Main Street Fort Pierce

Colleen Nash Becht Watercolor Raffle Bucing Float Framed 400px Click here for Paypal Purchase Portal Artist Bio: Colleen Nash Becht's obsession is to take an ordinary moment and turn it into something eternal and sublime...with the risk and challenge of working the fluidity of Water Colors! Colleen's water colors are intricate and detailed, often hyper-realistic as they capture the beauty of sunlight and shadows. Her subject matter varies from anything and everything coastal, including tropical flora and fauna. Her latest obsession, wooden dinghies found floating in the waters from the Bahamas to California! Recently, Colleen has been busy completing commissioned work for private collectors. Colleen's work has gained national and international recognition and can be found in private collections worldwide. Her water colors adorn many local and not so local galleries (The Art House, Fort Pierce, Florida), local restaurants (12A Buoy, Cobb's Landing, Fort Pierce Inlet Beach Bar & Grill & Sailfish Brewery) offices and retail establishments. Colleen was born in the Chicago area, but has spent most of her life in in Fort Pierce. She graduated from John Carroll High School, and attended the Fine Art School of East Carolina University. Colleen is married to Local Attorney and Fort Pierce City Commissioner, Edward “Eddie” Becht and has three children, Brian, Allie and Drake. The drawing will be held on Thursday, December 10, 2015 during the Christmas Holiday Shopping Party featuring unique items created by Colleen. There will be something for everyone: prints, framed originals, miniatures, coasters, cutting boards, t-shirts and much more. Please join us for a unique shopping experience at the Platts/Backus House located at 122 A.E. Backus Avenue in Historic Downtown Fort Pierce from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. The drawing will take place at 7:00 pm. There will be a cash bar and light hors d’oeuvres. Call Main Street Fort Pierce for more information.

“Stars Over St. Lucie” City of Fort Pierce 4th of July Celebration

“Stars Over St. Lucie” City of Fort Pierce 4th of July Celebration

Along with the fireworks Main Street Fort Pierce will hold the annual 4th of July Celebration from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm at the City’s Marina Square Plaza (site of Friday Fest) on Monday, July 4, 2011. Entertainment will feature Category 5 and the Storm Horns, children’s activities, face painting, food and arts & crafts vendors. Local Businesses step up to sponsor Fort Pierce fireworks for the community to enjoy. Chris Aten, marketing for the law firm of Hoskins, Turco, Lloyd & Lloyd, says the firm is proud to continue its commitment to the Treasure Coast community by sponsoring the Stars of St. Lucie Fireworks Show on Monday July 4th at the Fort Pierce City Marina Square . This is the second consecutive year that Hoskins, Turco, Lloyd & Lloyd has co-sponsored the event helping to keep this long lasting tradition alive in Fort Pierce . Hoskins, Turco, Lloyd & Lloyd practices Personal Injury Law, Social Security Disability Law, and Bankruptcy Law with offices in Fort Pierce , Port St. Lucie, Vero Beach , and Okeechobee -- the firm can be reached at 464-4600. Other businesses that sponsored the fireworks are: Bluewater Grill, Cobb's Landing & the Original Tiki, Budweiser, Chuck's Seafood, Clear Channel Communications, Fort Pierce Yacht Club, Hoskins, Turco, Lloyd & Lloyd, Lawnwood Regional Medical Center , Ocean Chiropractic & Health, St. Lucie News Tribune, Sunrise Ford and Waste Management.   Downtown Parking Garage is open and free for your parking convenience. For more information, contact Main Street Fort Pierce 772.466.3880.