Upcoming Events

October Coffee with the Mayor

voices_of_treasure_coastMeet our Sponsor:

Voices for Children of Okeechobee and the Treasure Coast’s mission is to directly support the Guardian ad Litem Program of the 19th Judicial Circuit representing the children of Martin, St. Lucie, Okeechobee, and Indian River Counties. The Florida Guardian ad Litem Program advocates for abused, neglected and abandoned children in the State of Florida’s child welfare system.
• We raise funds to support and assist our communities’ vulnerable children by meeting their personal, educational, medical, and legal needs.​
• We build relationships throughout the greater Treasure Coast region to advance the work of the Guardian ad Litem Program and ensure that each child in need of a Guardian ad Litem receives one.
Visit the website today to learn more and get involved:

Also at the October Coffee with the Mayor is the City of Fort Pierce Neighborhood Gems Awards. Mayor Linda Hudson will present these awards are for residents in the neighborhoods of Fort Pierce who have improved their home’s appearance with landscaping and other modest but transformational efforts.

Studio  PortraitJoin 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.

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Ghosts of Fort Pierce Past Historic Walking Tours

2008 GWThe “Ghosts of Fort Pierce Past” Historic Walking Tours will be held on Wednesday, October 28, 2015. This event only happens once a year so you don’t want to miss your chance to hear the many secrets of Downtown Fort Pierce and the stories of the people who made our town great. You will encounter live characters at every stop! Actors will reveal the history of buildings and the evidence of a “ghostly presence.”

The “Ghosts of Fort Pierce Past” Historic Walking Tour is sold out every year. Main Street Fort Pierce holds three different tours; North, South and Edgartown. The first tours leaves at 5:30 pm with tours leaving every 15 minutes after that. The last tour leaves at 7:30 pm. Each tour includes 9 historic stops. Tours will last approximately 1 to 1-1/2 hours.

DSC_3053Highlights for the North Tour include: a stop at Fee’s Hardware & Mortuary where the notorious Ashley Gang’s bodies were laid on the sidewalk like prey displayed after a big hunt. Throughout the evening you will hear the explosion of cannons detonated by a squadron of soldiers reenacting former war time at the Old Fort Pierce. Other stops include pioneer rancher, Frank Raulerson; Henry Flagler and the “Night Train”; Zora Neale Hurston, former folklorist and author; Annie Hogg, owner of the PP Cobb General Store; and Ms. Elizabeth Palmer who still haunts her cottage on 2nd Street.

IMG_2895The South Tour is also rich with history and paranormal activities. Stroll through the Sunrise Theatre with Mom & Pop Kobelgard. Here you may encounter one of the many ghostly ushers who hang around the theatre. Next, wander through the haunted Sun Trust building; where the harmless spirits move to greet you. Continuing with the tour you will encounter an authentic blacksmith reenacting his early profession. Other stops include Mr. Miley, reporter and editor for the Fort Pierce News; Mr. Klopp, the courthouse architect who was crushed by a 5-ton safe, the historic Fort Pierce Hotel and Boston House.

Edgartown is an important part of the history of Fort Pierce’s history. Once a fishing village it was founded in the mid 1800’s. The community is located to the north of Tickle Tummy Hill. Alford Lagow was the founder of Edgartown and named the new town after his grandson, Edgar Bowman.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Edgartown Tour will feature Lucinda Lagow, wife of the founder of Edgartown. She shares the gossip of the early settlers in in her town and how she lived back in the 1890’s. Moving on you will encounter a rugged old fisherman mending his fishing 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. Mr. Hill, a beekeeper and photographer shows his ghostly presence on the darkest of nights. Other stops include Mrs. McCarty, grandmother of Dan McCarty, whose husband was gunned down in the streets over a land deal.

Walk with us on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 for the Main Street Fort Pierce Ghosts of Fort Pierce Past Historic Walking Tour. There is a $5. per person donation for the tour; children under 5 are free. The North & South Tours leave from the City Hall Plaza (between the new parking garage & City Hall building) on Orange Avenue in Downtown Fort Pierce. The Edgartown Tour leaves from the Platts/Backus House. Parking for this tour is at North Indian River Drive and AE Backus Avenue (Avenue C.) Space is limited. Reservations are required. Please call Main Street Fort Pierce at 466-3880 to set up your time of departure and your choice of tours. We suggest you arrive 15 minutes before your Tour. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Tour size is limited to ensure a high quality experience. The Ghosts of Fort Pierce Past Historic Walking Tour is fun for the entire family.

Volunteer Opportunity: Would you like to be a tour guide or an actor? No experience necessary. For more information or to volunteer contact Sue Dannahower at (772) 618-0155 or Sue_Dannahower@Bellsouth.net.

Sponsors of this year’s Ghost Walk are the Law Firm of Hoskins, Turco, Lloyd & Lloyd and Waste Management

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Colleen Nash Becht donates Original Watercolor to Main Street Fort Pierce

Colleen Nash Becht Watercolor Raffle
Bucking FloatWell known artist, Colleen Nash Becht, has graciously donated an original watercolor to Main Street Fort Pierce. The watercolor, “Bucking Float”, was named by her father, Phil Nash and is valued at $4,800. Raffle tickets are on sale now for $10 each or three (3) for $25. Tickets can be purchased by calling Main Street Fort Pierce at (772) 466-3880.

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.

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October 2, 2015 Friday Fest

Join Main Street Fort Pierce for the October Friday Fest on Friday October 2, 2015 – 5:30 to 9:00 pm. This month only we will be expanding Friday Fest to Avenue A and Melody Lane to bring you our special guest FPUA.

FPUA LOGO 2FPUA Celebrates Public Power Week
In conjunction with Main Street Fort Pierce’s Friday Fest on October 2, 2015 and in honor of Public Power Week, Fort Pierce Utilities Authority will have several vehicles, equipment and personnel available to talk about what we do and how we keep the lights on in Fort Pierce. Public Power Week honors all the men and the women of FPUA that work countless hours ‘To provide customers with economical, reliable, and friendly service in a continuous effort to enhance the quality of life in our community’.

2013 River DawgsMeet the Band: The River Dawgs
The River Dawgs are a classic rock trio that has been playing music on the Treasure Coast for the last 16 years. Local musicians Wayne Leonard (Bassist and song writer), Jim Smith (Guitarist), and Jeff Hart (Drummer) play a musical selection of cover songs from ZZ Top, The Rolling Stones, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and blues covers such as Stevie Ray Vaughn, Cream and Wilson Pickett. The band also enjoys some good ole’ southern rock; playing songs from Lynyrd Skynyrd, Molly Hatchet and The Allman Brothers while throwing in a few of their own music that is mostly upbeat rhythm & blues and rock & roll.

Jeff Brown, from iHeartMedia’s WAVW 92.7 and OLDIES 103.7, will also be at the October Friday Fest entertaining the crowd with Top 40 music.

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!

FRIDAY FEST – OCTOBER 2, 2015 – 5:30 to 9:00 PM
Fort Pierce City Marina Square
Melody Lane and Avenue A, Fort Pierce, FL 34950

Yearly Sponsors of Friday Fest includes:
All in Fun, Budweiser, iHeartMedia’s WAVW 92.7 and OLDIES 103.7, Coca-Cola, DYER Chevrolet of Fort Pierce, Garber Buick/GMC of Fort Pierce, Ocean Chiropractic & Health Center, Park’s Rental, Reliable Poly Johns, and Treasure Coast News Tribune/TcPalm.com


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New Season of Coffee with the Mayor begins September 18, 2015

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 our NEW LOCATION 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.

Learn To Read of St. Lucie County, Inc. learn to read

Sharing the Gift of Literacy

Description of the organization:
Learn to Read of St. Lucie County is a non – profit organization devoted to combatting illiteracy by teaching adults of the county to read. Learn to Read of St. Lucie County, Inc. was established in 1981 when the founder, Dorothy Brennan, read in a local paper that a mother had overdosed her child with a medicine because she could not read the instructions on the bottle.Learn to Read has been incorporated since 1983 as a non-profit organization. Today Learn to Read Inc. is supporting by the generosity of private individuals as well as local merchants and business companies with one full time and one part time employees, Board of Directors and more than 130 volunteers.

Program Description:
Learn to Read of Saint Lucie County, Inc. provides free, confidential, one-on-one goal specific Adult Literacy or English as a Second Language instruction to adults 16 years or older. Most of our Literacy students function at the lowest literacy level and many cannot complete an employment application, follow simple instructions or understand a map. There are no other programs in the county that offer free one-on-one literacy services. The learners are equipped with the skills needed to solve problems in daily life. Learn to Read (LTR) provides free, confidential instruction to any adult in the county in need of literacy assistance (both literacy and ESL).

eastcoast-home1Also this Month is the Golden Hammer Awards. These awards are given to homes and businesses that have made improvements to their property for the betterment of the community. East Coast Lumber/Ace Hardware is the proud sponsor of the Golden Hammer Awards.

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 Friday, September 18, 2015. Fort Pierce Yacht Club 700 N. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce

Coffee with the Mayor is free and open to the public.

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