Kick off the New Year with Friday Fest

New Year – Friday Fest – Friday, January 6, 2012

Come start the New Year off right with a party at Friday Fest, Friday, January 6, 2012. Our Entertainment for the night will be “Anderson Council.”  “Anderson Council” is a five piece band that has entertained audiences of all ages around theTreasureCoast.  The Band Members are, Bill Few, Guitar, Diane Few, Vocals, Vinny Giordano, Guitar, Mike Marsiglia, Drums, and Kevin Cress, on Bass.  They play a varitey of music from Classis Rock to New Rock featuring artisits such as; Pink Floyd, AlanisMorsiette, Steely Dan, Pat Benatar, Pink, Melissa Ethridge and much more.  “Anderson Council” has performed at various venues throughtout theTreasureCoast such as, Friday Fest, Pineapple Festival, Frog Leg Festival, Sandy Shoes Festival, Backus Festival and many more.  Come out and enjoy the Band, and Celebrate the New Year!

Jeff Brown, from Clear Channel Radio, will also be at the Friday Fest entertaining the crowd with Top 40 music.

Bring the kids to Friday Fest.  All in Fun. Inc, has teamed up with Main Street Fort Pierce to provide children’s activities during Friday Fest. The children’s activities include a Giant Slide and a bounce house. Have your face painted by Masquerade Expressions.  

Arts & crafts vendors will line up in front of the Indian River in Marina Square.

Make sure you bring your appetite when you come to Friday Fest.  The food variety includes Greek, Caribbean, barbeque ribs & chicken, seafood, Americana, and various snack items.

Admission is always FREE at Friday Fest and there is always plenty of food, music, and activities for all ages! Parking Garage is open and free for your parking convenience!


NEW YEAR”S FRIDAY FEST – JANUARY 6, 2012 – 5:30 to 9:00 PM

Marina Square
Melody Lane and Avenue A, Fort Pierce, FL 34950


Yearly Sponsors of Friday Fest includes:
All in Fun, Budweiser, Clear Channel Communications,Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Ocean Chiropractic & Health, Park’s Rental, Reliable Poly Johns, & St. Lucie News Tribune




Coffee with the Mayor

DECEMBER 16, 2011 – 8:00 AM

Preferred Private Care would like you to come join them at HistoricCity Hall on December 16th, 2011 at 8 am for Coffee with The Mayor. At Preferred Private Care they provide compassionate and professional home care services for seniors and individuals of all ages, physical conditions and cognitive abilities. If you or a loved one is recovering from an illness, injury, recent surgery, living with a chronic disability or just dealing with the natural process of aging, our dedicated caregivers are here to help. To find our more about Preferred Private Care and their services, please come join them at Coffee with the Mayor. Carol McGary and Yahaira Oms would love to meet you.

Also this month, Fort Pierce Jazz Society President, Don Bestor, Jr. (keyboards) and Vice President, Chris Hulka (bass) will be at Coffee with the Mayor to perform light jazz Christmas music. Come early to enjoy the music and the spirit of the Holiday Season.

Coffee with the Mayor is held every third Friday of the month at HistoricCity Hall on 315 Avenue A in downtownFort Pierce.  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.

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 on December 16, 2011.


Sights and Sounds Parade Winners


1st Place Float – Tri-County Animal Hospital
2nd PlaceFloat – Florida Indian Hobbyist Association
3rd Place Float – The Royal Palms of St. Lucie County 

1st Place Best Commercial Float/Entry – The Original Tiki Bar & Restaurant
2nd Place Best Commercial Float/Entry – Seacoast National Bank
3rd Place Best Commercial Float/Entry – YB Normal Charters

1st PlaceBest Decorated Vehicle (Non-float) – Treasure Coast Vintage Car Club
2nd PlaceBest Decorated Vehicle (Non-float) – Mustard Seed Ministries
3rd Place Best Decorated Vehicle (Non-float) – Center State Bank

1st Place Best Governmental/Public Agency Entry – FPUA/Water Reclamation Department
2nd Place Best Governmental/Public Agency Entry – FPUA/ T & D – Santa
3rd Place Best Governmental/Public Agency Entry – St. Lucie County Humane Society 

1st PlaceBest St. Lucie School Float/Entry – St. Andrews Episcopal Academy
2nd PlaceBest St. Lucie School Float/Entry – Fort Pierce Westwood FFA
3rd PlaceBest St. Lucie School Float/Entry – Samuel S. Gaines Academy 

1st Place Equestrian Group – Midnight Riders 4-H Club
2nd Place Equestrian Group – Racing on Faith 4-H Club
2nd Place Equestrian Group – Turn & Burn 4-H Club
3rd Place Equestrian Group – Rocking Horse 4-H Club 

1st Place Best Music Performance/Marching Band – Marching Cobras of Fort Pierce Central High School
2nd PlaceBest Music Performance/Marching Band – Fort Pierce Westwood Marching Panthers
3rd PlaceBest Music Performance/Marching Band – St Anastasia Royal Ram Band 

1st Place Best Dance/ Cheer Group – St.Lucie Ballet
2nd Place Best Dance/ Cheer Group – True Crew Arts & Ed Dance Company
3rd Place Best Dance/ Cheer Group – Urban Fire Dance Studios

1st Place Girl Scout/Brownie Group – St. Anastasia Brownies & Girl Scout Troops #182 & # 486
2nd Place Girl Scout/Brownie Group – Girl Scout Council of SE Florida
33rd Place Girl Scout/Brownie Group – Girl Scout Council of SE Florida Troop 40685 

1st Place Boy Scout/Cub Scout Group – Cub Scout Pack 479
2nd Place Boy Scout/Cub Scout Group– Cub Scout Pack 405  

Winners Downtown Window Decorating Contest  

1st Place– Chaney’s House O’ Flowers – 139 N. Second Street, Fort Pierce, FL
1st Place– Dermatech Day Spa – 210 Orange Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL  

2nd Place– Office Products and Services – 136 N. Second Street, Fort Pierce, FL
2nd Place– Sentiment – 205 Orange Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL 

3rd Place– Fender & Minton PA – 207 Orange Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL
3rd Place – Rains Insurance – 204 S. Second Street, Fort Pierce, FL

23rd Annual Sights and Sounds on Second Festival & Parade

True Crew Dance

Save the Date – Sunday, December 4, 2011 for Main Street Fort Pierce 23rd Annual Sights and Sounds on Second Christmas Festival & Parade sponsored by Center State Bank, Seacoast National Bank, and Waste Management, Inc. The festival begins at 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm with the parade immediately following at 4:30 pm.  This year’s parade theme is “Down Home Country Christmas”. 

Common Ground Vineyard Church will hold a Sunday Service at 10:30 am and then the festivities will begin at 1:00 pm on Orange Avenue and Second Street in Historic Downtown Fort Pierce. 

Activities during the Sights & Sounds Festival includes, entertainment by community children’s groups – Mrs. P’s Dance& Acrobatic Studio, Star City Dance and True Crew Dance Company, the official grand entrance of Santa Claus at 1:30 pm, children’s crafts, games, bounce houses, petting zoo, arts & craft vendors, food, Ronald McDonald at 3:30 pm, vendors, and much more. 

The Sights & Sounds Christmas Parade will begin at 4:30 pm. The Parade starts at Tickle Tummy Hill and travels south on Second Street to Orange Avenue, turns east on Orange Avenue to Indian River Drive, turns back north on Indian River Drive go through the roundabout, and follow Indian River Drive north to the River Walk Center. 

The parade is sponsored by the Fort Pierce Sunrise Kiwanis; the parade is always a highlight of the Sights & Sounds event. The Kiwanis are looking for interested individuals, businesses and organizations to participate in the parade. All entries must be decorated with the parade theme – “Down Home Country Christmas”. Photo certificates will be given in several categories.  Anyone interested in participating is this year’s Sights & Sounds on Second parade can call (772) 466‑3880 or email for an application. There is no charge to have an entry in the parade. 

Immediately following the Christmas Parade the Mayor and Santa will light the City of Fort Pierce’s Community Christmas Tree located at the Avenue A and Indian River Drive Roundabout. This is always a wonderful hometown celebration to kick off the holiday season. The City of Fort Pierce will also unveil “The Holiday Light Spectacular”. The light and sound show will have over 100,000 lights synchronized to holiday music and will begin at Marina Square after the tree lighting ceremony. The holiday lights and music will run from 6:00 to 10:00 PM every night until January 2, 2012.

For more information on the festival or for a parade application call the Main Street Fort Pierce office at 772-466-3880.


2nd Annual “Reflections of the Future” Art Show sponsored by Ocean Chiropractic & Health

Award winning artists, Anita Prentice and Ginny Piech Street, along with renowned fashion designer Sabre Mochachino, and will come together for a 3-day art show where the world of art and fashion meet seamlessly for your enjoyment!

Renowned artist, Anita Prentice will bring her mosaic design to reflect the future through a series of mirrors that convey a reflective look on the world of art. Renowned artist,Ginny Piech Street will bring her painting paper and cutting skills to compose her colorful and often humorous collage totems.

Both artists will collaborate with chic fashion designer, Sabre Mochachino of LA/NY. Sabre will be showing a line of handbags that will have original illustrated artwork prints. These prints he has accumulated over the years and this will be the first time he has actually release these illustrations as a collective body of work for public viewing. This show will truly identify the bags as art pieces, bringing art and fashion together.

The exhibit will be held at the Platts/Backus House 122 A.E. Backus Avenue Fort Pierce,FL.The show will be revealed with a free public Artist Reception & Fashion Presentation on Thursday, November 17, 2011, from 5:00 to 7:30 pm. sponsored by Ocean Chiropractic & Health.

If you can’t make the opening on Thursday, the artists and the exhibit will be available to the public on Friday, November 18, 2011 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm and the Artist Wrap Up on Saturday, November 19, 2010 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. 

Come join us as we take a reflective look into the world of art and fashion.  

For more information please on the exhibit email: , or , or or contact the Main Street Fort Pierce office at (772) 466-3880




TD Bank Sponsors Coffee with the Mayor

TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank


TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank is sponsoring the November Coffee with the Mayor. On Friday, November 18, 2011 at 8:00 am. Hector Ortiz, Retail Manager and Cooie Newman, store manager would like to show why you should consider TD Bank for all your banking needs. 

TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is a financially strong, committed banking partner for businesses and individuals alike.  TD Bank was ranked #2 on the list of North America’s Safest Banks and #15 on the list of the World’s Safest Banks, by Global Finance Magazine. 

TDBank,America’s Most Convenient Bank, has 176 locations in the State ofFloridawith 15 right here on theTreasureCoast.  They’re convenient because they’re open 7 days a week, offer live Customer service 365 days per year and have an instant issue “no fee” debit card.  

TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, was recently named Best Bank in the East for 2011 by Money Magazine, an acknowledgement of the tremendous value they provide to their customers.   TD Bank is known for providing hassle-free banking and a legendary WOW! Experience for their Customers.  You should stop by and check them out today.   

Coffee with the Mayor is held every third Friday of the month at Historic City Hall on 315 Avenue A in downtown Fort Pierce.  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.   

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 on November 18, 2011.

Girl’s Night Out – Trunk Show

Hey Girls…Do you want to find that special gift for someone on your Holiday list, do you want to hang out with your girlfriends or do you just want to find the perfect gift for yourself? If you answered yes: than take the night off and join us for the Main Street Fall Trunk Show and Art Wednesday in Historic Downtown Fort Pierce.

Come to Historic City Hall, 315 Avenue A in Downtown Fort Pierceon Wednesday, November 9, 2011. Main Street Fort Pierce, along with local Downtown Merchants and friends will be at the Historic City Hall to kick off to the Holiday Shopping Season. Shopping will start at 6:00 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. with a $5.00 donation, which includes shopping, libations and light snacks.

Need a little extra cash for shopping; Trew & Sons Jewelers will hold a Melting Pot: Cash for Gold! So look through your drawers and bring your unwanted gold for cash. Trew & Sons Jewelers will also bring a selection of Antes Silver for purchase. 

Other businesses participating at the time of print are: Colleen Nash Becht, GaGa Girls – Anita Prentice & Ginny Piech-Street, Funky Chic Kids Boutique, Main Street Friday Fest Gifts, Royal Palms Ornaments, Silpada Jewelry, Thirty One Gifts, Trew & Sons Jewelers, and Whimsy Clothing Boutique!

Before or after shopping at the Trunk Show, join Art Mundo and Art Bank for Art Wednesday. Art Mundo is a non-profit organization community arts education organization, located in Historic Downtown Ft. Pierce, FL at the Art Bank,111 Orange Ave.TheArt MundoCenterfor Creative Expression (basement) and Art Bank (third floor) will hold an open house from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Main Street Halloween Golf Tournament & Beer Bash

Thank You sponsors: Budweiser, Seacoast National Bank, Waste Management, Inc. & FPUA

Main Street Fort Pierce would like to thank all the sponsors, volunteers, players and Gator Trace Golf Club for supporting our Halloween Golf Tournament and Beer Bash. We appreciate your loyalty for braving the elements to play in the tournament. A total of 63 golfers came out to play and support Main Street. This is amazing considering the weather conditions.
Here are the results of the tournament:

1st Place
Team Stephens: (Keith Stephens, Estela Holman, Sidney, Jerry Curl and Jerger) 

Tie for 2nd Place
Team Knowles: (Joe Donaldson & Kris Donaldson)
Team Yellowtail: (Don Rinelli, Scott Walter, Kevin Albercht, and Dave Keller)

Closest to the Pin: Richard Harrell
Longest Drive: Roy McSweeney
Putting Contest: Joe Donaldson
(TV donated by Wal- Mart Distributing)

Halloween Golf Tournament to benefit Main Street Fort Pierce

Budweiser, FPUA, Seacoast National Bank and Waste Management, Inc. sponsor the third annual Halloween Golf Tournament to benefit Main Street Fort Pierce.

Join us for a haunting good time on Saturday, October 29, at Gator Trace Golf Club. Our ghastly golf committee is looking for brave golfers and spooky sponsors ready to enjoy a great event while supporting a great cause …Main StreetFort Pierce.

New to the tournament this year is the Beer Bash. Budweiser will promote 5 beer tasting stations to introduce new product to the players.

The cost of the each player is $75.00 or $300.00 per team. Your entry fee will include a continental breakfast, a round of golf, lunch and raffle prizes. If you want more there is golf cart poker, a 50/50, and a silent auction.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available and tombstones will be set up around the course ready to add your business name as a tee or green sponsor.

Call the Main Street Fort Pierce office at 466-3880 to sign up your team or be a sponsor for the Halloween Golf Tournament.


Ghost of Fort Pierce Past Walking Tour

Join Main Street Fort Pierce for a memorable, historic walk into the Ghosts Fort Pierce Past. You will never be sure who, or what, might be waiting around the next corner or lurking in the shadows. Don’t miss your chance to hear the many secrets of Downtown Fort Pierce and the stories of the people who made our town great. Call Main Street Fort Pierce and make your reservation for the “Ghosts of Fort Pierce Past Walking Tour” – 772-466-3880.

Walk with us, Wednesday, October 26, 2011 for the Main Street Ghosts of Fort Pierce Past walking tour. There is $5.00 per person donation for the walk; Children under 5 are free.Tours will last approximately 1-1 1/2 hours.

Tours will begin at 5:30 pm, leaving from the City Hall Plaza (Between the new Parking Garage & City Hall Building) on Orange Avenue in Downtown Fort Pierce every 15 minutes. Last tour leaving is 7:30 pm. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the Main Street office at 466-3880 to set up your time of departure and your choice of tours.