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 Castle Gallery boutique and party venue is locally owned and operated in an Old Historic Mansion, that was constructed in 1926 for a Bulgarian philharmonic director from New York, at a cost of $86,000. The family lived in the house during the 20’s and 30’s. Throughout the following years, stories of intrigue, and legends of the rich and famous, were associated with the house. Silent film star Gloria Swanson owned the mansion in the middle 40’s, where she rendezvoused with Joe Kennedy. Al Capone was also a visitor, adding to the wonderful and interesting history of this house. There…

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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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Art

St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is the representative organization for the arts and cultural sector in St. Lucie County. The mission of the St. Lucie Cultural Alliance is to better position the arts and cultural sector as a significant contributor to the vibrancy, and educational and economic wellbeing, of St. Lucie County. Be part of the inaugural arts and culture magazine jointly published by St. Lucie Cultural Alliance and The Arts Council of Martin County. The new regional arts and culture bible! Events are ongoing so stay connected and informed! 111 Orange Ave. 772-462-2783 Click the coin to visit the St Lucie Cultural Alliance…

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Downtown Fort Pierce Art Walk is exploding! Let’s get crazy together every 3rd Friday and have a blast from 5 to 8 PM. Artists will line up the historic streets, and musicians and magicians will further entice you to visit art galleries, including GALLERIES Orange Building• Lisa Jill Allison• Michael Nemschick Gallery• Michael Feehan Gallery• Alliance GalleryFeatured Artist:Fhotoscapes Mobil GalleryBruce Bernstein on SaxMr. MendinoGalleriaFeaturing Diane FaymondJackie SchindehetteWhirled Inc. Gallery -Performing Art2nd Street Art GalleryColleen BechtChris GunkelIntuitive Art StudioSeriously Mixed Media to corral authentic masterpieces from St. Lucie’s extraordinary talents Participating businesses will offer special discounts that night with a receipt…

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One of the oldest still active townships in Florida, Fort Pierce is infamous for the sunken Spanish treasure fleet that gave the east coast its name: Treasure Coast. But while Fort Pierce, also known as the Sunrise City, is known for its seaside history- and the tantalizing promise of treasures that remain underwater there- this bustling east coast Florida hub offers other gems as well. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to upend our typical ways of living and working, the 41,000 residents of this century-old town have got the insider scoop. From supporting each other’s local businesses to finding the bright side during trying…

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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 20th 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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Dyer Chevrolet Fort Pierce is your hometown certified dealer serving the surrounding area. Customer satisfaction and community involvement is the Dyer Chevrolet mission. Their trained professional team of technicians are available for repairs and maintenance to keep vehicles running sufficiently. Experience the Dyer difference. Call today for more information. 772-461-4800 4200 S US HWY 1 Click the coin to visit the Dyer Chevrolet website:

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Recently, I was invited to a ranch out west of town by a local pioneer family who asked to remain anonymous. It was an honor to be a guest and receive a private tour along with some history. I learned that the cattlemen in the area have their own culture and guidelines that has been past down to each generation. A cattlemen’s job is not easy and requires hard work and long days. But, to these modern day cowboys, it’s a way of life they love. Their children grow up watching and experiencing this cattle country way of life and…

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The COVID-19 pandemic has created panic for some and a positive outlook for others. While we are at home and have quarantined ourselves, there are those that look at this pandemic as an opportunity to use their innovation. It’s time to create and reinvent ourselves to become self sustaining for our food supply. Recently, a neighbor reminded me of a quote by Alfred Henry Lewis in 1906 that states, “There are only nine meals between mankind and anarchy”, published March 1906 issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine.  Our present situation with the pandemic has presented us with challenges we thought we would never…

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