Laurie K. Blandford, TCPalm

Laurie K. Blandford

TCPalm

Port St. Lucie, FL, United States

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  • Tallahassee Democrat
  • The Palm Beach Post
  • Herald-Tribune
  • Florida Today
  • USA TODAY
  • Naples Daily News
  • KREM 2 NEWS
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  • WKYC Channel 3 News
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Recent articles by Laurie:

Stuart's 76 Golf World Family Fun Center will close after 32 years serving Martin County

Find out why it's closing and when will be the last day of operation. → Read More

Move over, Cuban sandwich: 7 authentic, traditional Cuban restaurants on Treasure Coast

Did you know the Cuban sandwich was born in the Tampa neighborhood of Ybor City thanks to cigar factory workers? → Read More

New restaurant: Fort Pierce cafe expands to bring açaí bowls to Port St. Lucie

Açaí berries have been touted as a superfood, according to the Mayo Clinic. Açaí, like other berries, contain antioxidants and fiber. → Read More

Jake Owen returns to Vero Beach this weekend with concert, singer-songwriter showcase

Jake Owen Foundation benefit weekend features a concert with the singer, who calls Vero Beach home, and other events to raise money for his nonprofit. → Read More

Okeechobee music festival 2022 lineup has headliners Rezz, GRiZ, Megan Thee Stallion

Sunshine Grove will host Okeechobee music and arts festival, with headliners Tame Impala, Porter Robinson, Megan Thee Stallion, Rezz and GRiZ. → Read More

Ghost stories: 13 most haunted places on the Treasure Coast and their histories

What's the history behind the most haunted places on the Treasure Coast? Hear ghost stories from real people. → Read More

Restaurants were hit hard by COVID pandemic. But Florida law helped food trucks thrive

Today's food trucks are incubators for tomorrow's restaurants. Explore their deliciousness in TCPalm's series featuring a different one each month. → Read More

Vero Beach couple to open first Treasure Coast distillery, use Florida native ingredients

The Indian River Distillery will use Florida native ingredients in spirits like "Hibiscus City Gin,” made with hibiscus, juniper & sour orange peels. → Read More

Oktoberfest celebrations return to Treasure Coast with COVID-19 precautions

How are Oktoberfest celebrations on the Treasure Coast happening safely when the main event in Germany was canceled again? → Read More

MCSO: Stuart woman missing since Saturday found dead; Palm Beach County man charged in homicide

Perrin Damron last was seen Friday evening in the Manatee Creek Community, where she lives, near Cove Road and Dixie Highway → Read More

Brothers use local ingredients to make unique meads, hard sour ciders in Fort Pierce

Rabbit Hole Brew Station started in the Sunshine Kitchen food business incubator. Now it's selling Sour Sea Cow, Thirsty Dragon and Vicious Vinegar. → Read More

Hani Honey Co. opens first meadery in Martin County, offers mead flights at new restaurant

“Mead is just one of the most ancient beverages," said Jennifer Holmes, who is fermenting a rose mead and a lychee mead from plants in her yard. → Read More

Strike! Escape the summer heat at your local bowling alley, where kids can bowl free

Did you know bowling has been traced to items found in the tomb of an Egyptian child buried in 5200 B.C.? Here's where kids can bowl free this summer. → Read More

Clean up local waterways, celebrate Christmas in July this weekend on the Treasure Coast

Five on Friday: Top picks for Treasure Coast things to do in the 772 this weekend (July 23-25) → Read More

Raise pint with Walking Tree Brewery this weekend at fifth anniversary music festival

Five on Friday: Top picks for Treasure Coast things to do in the 772 this weekend (July 16-18) → Read More

Tennis anyone? Here's where to play for free at public courts across the Treasure Coast

The Treasure Coast is home to at least 25 public tennis courts in Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin counties where people can play for free. → Read More

Stuart Air Show announces aerial acrobatic performances this year

The Stuart Air Show returns to Witham Field from Nov. 12-14. → Read More

Rapid growth: See some of the biggest businesses, developments expanding on Treasure Coast

Growth, development and new things coming to town are central to TCPalm’s daily coverage of the Treasure Coast. → Read More

Food, restaurants, dining out: What you need to know about eating locally this summer

Attention Treasure Coast foodies: If you’re hungry, you’ve come to the right place. → Read More

What To Do in 772: Surf, snorkel, kayak, go to the beach this summer on the Treasure Coast

Consider this to be your Treasure Coast summertime bucket list. → Read More