Upcoming Events

OPM will play at the March Friday Fest

MARCH FRIDAY FEST is Friday, March 6, 2015 5:30 to 9:00 pm at Fort Pierce Marina Square

OPM14OPM is a south Florida-based Classic Rock band, comprised of 4 veteran musicians who understand that a happy and satisfied audience is the most important goal, so they play the music the people want. With an irresistible repertoire of dance favorites, Rock, Pop, Blues, Funk and Fun, OPM blends familiar hits, unique arrangements and vibrant vocals with audience interaction making OPM the hottest sound-sation at private clubs, parties, concerts, and large or small corporate events.

OPM’s membership roster combines over 130 years of combined entertainment experience, including writing, recording, and performing to tens of thousands of delighted fans. Steve Woodman (keys, vocals), Dave Skittlethorp (drums), Doug Lindsay (bass), and Ed “Fast Eddie” Preman (lead guitar, vocals) have been performing in south Florida and the Treasure Coast in various groups for over 30 years, and have now joined forces to create the definitive Classic Rock dance band sound.

Please feel free to visit the OPM website, at www.theOPMband.com or contact Ed for more information about upcoming or available performance dates. Let OPM make your next event a complete success.

Ed “Fast Eddie” Preman … premansite@comcast.net … (772) 485-0656

Jeff Brown, from iHeartMedia’s WAVW 92.7 and OLDIES 103.7, will also be at the March 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!

DINE, SHOP, AND ENJOY BEAUTIFUL, HISTORIC, DOWNTOWN FORT PIERCE
FRIDAY FEST – MARCH 6, 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, Ocean Chiropractic & Health Center, Park’s Rental, Reliable Poly Johns, and Treasure Coast News Tribune/TcPalm.com

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Adams-Cobb Cultural Center opens March 21, 2015

The St. Lucie Historical Society welcomes visitors to a preview of the Adams-Cobb Cultural Center and “ A Colorful Cattle Culture” special exhibit on Saturday, February 21st from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The Center is located in the historic P. P. Cobb building at 100 Avenue A in Fort Pierce, and this special exhibit is held in conjunction with the Florida Cracker Trail Riders’ parade which begins at 10:30 in downtown.Historic Cobb Building

The Society’s newly acquired upstairs exhibition space chronicles the course of our waterways in shaping local history. The Adams-Cobb Cultural Center features maps, vintage photographs, drawings based on archeological findings, and other interpretive materials. These resources will provide the historical context for various future educational exhibits and programs about life along the Treasure Coast and its western reaches. Future programs will span various topics and times throughout the centuries—from the culture of early residents, the Ais Indians, through residents’ contemporary concerns for the environmental and economic balance of the Indian River Lagoon and its tributaries.

According to Jean Ellen Wilson, the Center’s administrator, St. Lucie Historical Society volunteers will man the Center, ready to provide answers to questions about the rich history of Fort Pierce and its surrounds. The Center itself will provide a central, high-traffic location convenient to visitors and residents who attend downtown functions and who may also seek directions to other cultural institutions on the Treasure Coast, including the St. Lucie County Regional History Center, the Backus Museum & Gallery, and Heathcote Botanical Gardens.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Society is pleased to collaborate with various public and private organizations in establishing the Center and is especially grateful to partner on this project with Alto “Bud” Adams Jr. and the Adams family. Mr. Adams, the patriarch of the Adams clan, and his family have made many generous contributions to the arts and cultural mainstays of our community. Mr. Adams’ commitment to preserving the P. P. Cobb building, which started life as a trading post in the 1870s, continues the family’s legacy of preserving local history. Bud Adams father, Judge Alto Adams Sr. was a history scholar, whose scope of pursuits in cultural studies are reflected in the titles, from standards to rare, in the extensive history section of the Adams Library.

Although the permanent collection of waterway history in the Cobb building is now a work in progress, the Society’s new exhibition space is scheduled for a grand opening on Saturday, March 21st. A future program at the Center in collaboration with the Arts and Cultural Alliance of St. Lucie County will be scheduled at a later date and will highlight the scientific research and photography documenting the interconnectivity of our lands and waters.
For more information on the Center, its programs or volunteer opportunities, please call Nancy Bennett, president of the St. Lucie Historical Society, at 462-1795 or Jean Ellen Wilson, Adams-Cobb Cultural Center administrator, at 332-3838.

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Solar and Energy Fund sponsors February Coffee with the Mayor 2/20/15 8:00 am

SELF LogoMEET OUR SPONSOR:
The Solar and Energy Loan Fund (SELF) is a non-profit community lending organization established in February of 2011 whose mission is to provide favorable financing to property owners to complete energy efficiency, renewable energy, wind-hazard mitigation, and water conservation improvements.

To date, SELF has completed nearly 1,000 energy assessments and closed 325 home energy retrofit loans totaling nearly $3 million. SELF also administers St. Lucie County’s new Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program. PACE provides business owners, non-profits, industrial, agricultural and multi-family property owners who are current on their taxes and have sufficient equity the ability to finance energy efficiency and clean-energy improvements with no money down. Using money saved on energy bills, building owners can repay PACE financing through a property tax assessment typically spanning 20 years making it easier to finance multiple improvements. This long term financing allows for little to no upfront costs, immediate cash-flow, energy savings and increase property value. The ability to spread payments over as many as 20 years allows multiple projects with significant energy improvements which equate to greater benefits. One of the distinct benefits of the program is that the PACE obligation transfers to a new property owner if the owner who obtained financing decides to sell the property.

Projects can range from high efficiency boiler replacements, high efficiency lighting, heating ventilation air conditioning improvements and controls, windows, variable speed motors, fans and pumps, furnaces and water-heating systems to comprehensive solar. All energy management systems and improvements that reduce energy costs in a building qualify for PACE financing. PACE allows for clean energy to be more accessible and affordable than it has ever been and this supports economic development by improving business operations and creating jobs. If several property owners in St. Lucie County’s downtown district were to allocate this capital to their businesses, the deep energy upgrades would allow for them to control their energy costs. PACE is a sustainable model for financing energy upgrades in the commercial, industrial, agricultural and non-profit sectors.

COFFEE WITH THE MAYOR  – February 20, 2015 – 8:00 AMCWM logo2
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. 

For more information on Coffee with the Mayor call the Main Street Fort Pierce Office at 772-466-3880 or email pamgillette@mainstreetfortpierce.org

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Mixed Notes Featuring Will Vaughn to play at February Friday Fest

Mixed Notes 12-16-14Come to Friday Fest on Friday, February 6, 2015 and enjoy the musical blend of 2 very accomplished musicians Will Vaughn, Songwriter, and Les Paultre, Music Director. These musicians have a combined 80 years of experience in music and have polished their approach to favorite Top 40 songs of the past and presence, memories of good times, and days of old, which mix the genres of music notes that open the joys and the pains of everyday life.
Mixed Notes featuring Will Vaughn spreads over 40 years of some of the best music in the history of the industry. Jazz, Soul, R & B, Motown, Reggae, Original, Blues, Funk and Music for all Occasions. For more information  on the Mixed Notes – w.vaughbless@yahoo.com or mixednotesentertainment.com/facebook

Jeff Brown, from iHeartMedia’s WAVW 92.7 and OLDIES 103.7, will also be at the February 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, BBQ 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!
DINE, SHOP, AND ENJOY BEAUTIFUL, HISTORIC, DOWNTOWN FORT PIERCE
FRIDAY FEST – February 6, 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, Ocean Chiropractic & Health Center, Park’s Rental, Reliable Poly Johns, and St. Lucie News Tribune

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Waste Management sponsors Coffee with the Mayor

WASTE MANAGEMENT OF FL. INC
SPONSORS COFFEE WITH THE MAYOR
January 16, 2015 8:00 AM

Main Street Fort Pierce is proud to announce that Waste Management will be the sponsor of Coffee with the Mayor.

WM logo_4cWaste Management is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. It is also the largest residential recycler and a leading developer, operator and owner of waste-to-energy and landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. The company’s customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America. To learn more information about Waste Management visit www.wm.com or www.thinkgreenfromhome.com.

Also at this month’s Coffee with the Mayor, the City of Fort Pierce Public Works Department will give a presentation on the recycle program that they have a partnership with Waste Management. The City of Fort Pierce wants you to REDUCE, REUSE, AND RECYCLE!

Coffee with the Mayor is held every third Friday of the month at our new location the Fort Pierce Yacht Club at 700 N. Indian River Drive 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.

Join Mayor Linda Hudson and Come experience Fort Pierce hospitality at Coffee with the Mayor on January 16, 2015 at 8:00 am at the Fort Pierce Yacht Club

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