Author: Plythe

Plythe Freedman holds a MA in Youth Ministry from Columbia Theological Seminary. She is a mother of two. Her passion for small businesses and her community has been displayed through her many hours of volunteering and meeting with city officials to assist in promoting Fort Pierce. She is also a former board member of Grace Way Village, a non profit organization that helps clothe and feed disadvantaged children. She is a former member of the Chamber of Commerce and a former Royal Palms member. She served on the RDC advisory board at Suncoast Mental Health Center. And She was appointed by a City Commissioner to serve on the CRA Advisory Committee as the chair. She worked with Frontline For Kids as their public relations specialist and had her own column in the Lincoln Park Main Street Showcase. Plythe's goal is to promote Fort Pierce as a destination for families to visit, live, work and play.

The 42nd Annual Greek Festival will be held February 4th, 5th, and 6th, 2022 at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Ft. Pierce. The three day festival was created to raise awareness and as a fundraiser for the church. For 42 years, members of the church have volunteered their time, energy and talents to showcase their Greek heritage. Visitors will be treated to live Greek music and dancing, authentic Greek foods, imported Greek wines, beers and other beverages. The Festival opens daily at 11am. There’s free parking.http://fortpiercegreekfestival.com/ https://youtu.be/rsR70fXWNyo

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A year ago we were invited to get an exclusive tour of the Mega Yacht Thunder during it’s partial refit. My friend, Buddy Meyel Haack is the operations manager at Berth One in Palm Beach and the author of Mega Yacht True Stories of Adventure, Drama and Tragedy at Sea. He gave us an exclusive look into this luxurious Oceanfast super yacht that is currently for sale. For further information click this link https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts-for-sale/thunder-oceanfast-1998 https://youtu.be/WEH7H3wGBeY

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The Florida Cracker Trail Association Event Description: Whips will be cracking and horses will be prancing as the Florida Cracker Trail Riders, nearly 170 strong not including horses, mules and wagons, will parade on horseback through downtown Ft. Pierce on Saturday, February 19th at approximately 10:30 a.m.. The parade celebrates the end of the 120 mile trail ride commemorating Florida’s settlers and their rugged cattle raising heritage. The parade begins on the corner of North Indian River Drive and Seaway Drive and travels south to the Traffic Circle, meanders through the Farmer’s Market and commences at Cobb’s Landing by the traffic…

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A seaside idyll on Floria’s southern coast, Fort Pierce most likely conjures images of manatees floating in rivers, beach goers suntanning on the sand, and tropical cocktails sipped near glorious sunsets. But beyond the wonders Fort Pierce has to offer in the present day remain layers of fascinating history. From its origins as a small settlement through its important role in the artistic community of the era, there is certainly a lot to learn about this hidden gem on the Treasure Coast. Today, Fort Pierce is also known as the Sunrise City. But when it first began, Fort Pierce was…

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FORT PIERCE, FL (October 5, 2021) – The Manatee Observation and Education Center (MOEC) and Treasure Coast Manatee Foundation (TCMF) have expanded a seagrass restoration project that will now bring one acre of seagrass to Moore’s Creek in Spring 2022. Donations to support this important project should be directed to www.GoFundMe.com/f/SaveTheSeagrass. After receiving tremendous support and praise for the initial pilot project announced in July 2021, MOEC and TCMF have expanded the project to include a half-mile of Moore’s Creek, bringing one acre of freshwater and saltwater grasses to the Indian River Lagoon in Downtown Fort Pierce. The new, expanded restoration area…

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The Bark Ranger program originated in Olympic National Park in 2015 and has expanded inside and outside the National Park Service and is now successful in Florida. Bark Rangers stands for Bag your pet’s waste, Always leash your pet, Respect wildlife and Know where you can go. Bark Rangers and their owners must follow the rules while enjoying Indian River Lagoon Aquatic Preserves, spoil Islands and other pet-friendly preserves. Bag your pet’s waste by bringing your own supplies to dispose your pets waste. It’s important to know your pet’s waste can impact local water and ecosystems by introducing foreign pathogens…

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ECO-IS is a new and exciting animal interaction education program about the native and invasive species of Florida, how they affect one another and the ecology around them! We are setting up a unique experience for children and adults to learn about invasive species and how they affect Florida’s ecology. Our mission is to educate the public about Florida’s invasive species and their impact on our ecology. We will educate about the ecological problems being caused by current invasive species and also inform about what ecological consequences could occur from new additional species being introduced into Florida’s native environment.Our education program will…

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CeeCee Ross Lyles was a flight attendant on the 9/11 Flight 93 that crashed in Pennsylvania. At the time of her passing, she resided in Fort Meyers but, she grew up in Fort Pierce and became a police officer for 6 years. Ironically, she switched careers because she wanted a less dangerous profession. CeeCee had only been a Flight Attendant for 10 months. She was known for her phone calls to her husband reporting the intent of the passengers taking over the flight. CeeCee’s statue was unveiled in 2003. Her bronze statue depicts her wearing the United Airlines uniform as she gazes at the…

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In 1976 the film, production crew and movie stars, including Joan Collins landed in Fort Pierce, Florida to shoot parts of a movie. The motion picture film was based off of The H.G. Wells story, Empire of the Ants a sci-fi horror about a scam artist Joan Collins who tries to sell phony real estate deals in the Florida Everglades. She and her unsuspecting buyers don’t know its been taken over by giant ants. Jack Turley wrote the screen play. I’m not exactly sure how the Pelican Yacht Club or the South Hutchinson Island was scouted as the area of…

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Celebrate the Fort Pierce Inlet 100 Year Anniversary starting May 8th with a schedule of events. It took the incredible perseverance of an intrepid community of fishermen, business moguls, and visionary hard-working families to make the Fort Pierce Inlet the international shipping port that it has become today. But before it was a port, and before it was even an inlet, it was a prosperous fishing community that when faced with repeated challenges, natural disasters, and financial hurdles, still managed to push this feat of engineering through and create something that would bring economic opportunity for generations more than a…

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