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Cheryl Smith


Stuart, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Cheryl:

How COVID-driven real estate market is changing the Treasure Coast forever

The Treasure Coast hasn't seen a real estate market this hot since ... well, maybe never. Here's how it's changing Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River. → Read More

DayMaker charter boat captain Patrick Price of Stuart loses battle with COVID

"We have lost a great captain, father, husband, son, humanitarian ... fisherman, and a true friend to anyone who had the pleasure of knowing him." → Read More

DeSantis announces news conference in Fort Pierce today

Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida Division of Emergency Management Chief Medical Officer Dr. Kenneth Scheppke will have a news conference in Fort Pierce. → Read More

New Cleveland Clinic visitation policies for hospitals, medical facilities to begin Monday

"This week, we have seen the highest number of COVID-19 positive cases since the pandemic began." → Read More

Seaweed is good for the environment, except when nutrients cause massive algal blooms

Seaweed isn't just smelly and annoying, it can be unhealthy for people and wildlife. In massive amounts, its environmental benefits become detriments. → Read More

Don't miss New Year's Eve fireworks over Fort Pierce's Indian River Lagoon tonight

Here's where the fireworks display over the Indian River Lagoon will be visible Thursday night. → Read More

Mast bill would make Army Corps too-toxic Lake O discharges to St. Lucie River illegal

New legislation would prohibit the Army Corps from discharging Lake O water containing toxic algal blooms with 8 parts per billion microcystin or more. → Read More

FDOH issues water advisory for River Park Marina in Port St. Lucie for high enteric bacteria

A new water sample will be taken June 29 and the results will be available July 2, right before the start of the Fourth of July holiday. → Read More

Heavy rain Sunday could mean Lake Okeechobee discharges to the St. Lucie River

If the area south of Lake Okeechobee is deluged Sunday, the Army Corps will open the Port Mayaca lock to release water into the St. Lucie River. → Read More

Brian Mast challenged by Nick Vessio for U.S. House seat for Martin, St. Lucie, Palm Beach

Nick Vessio challenges U.S. Rep. Brian Mast for his House seat while Democrats Pam Keith and Oz Vazquez vie for the Aug. 18 primary nomination. → Read More

Coronavirus: Confused about beaches? Here's what's open and closed on the Treasure Coast

The governor has not ordered all Florida beaches closed. So why are Treasure Coast beaches open to some and closed to others? Here are the nuances. → Read More

Florida saves 20,000 acres in Everglades from oil production, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced

The land is home to 60 endangered species, including the wood stork, and is near the Alley North super colony of nesting birds. → Read More

SFWMD to reopen boat navigation locks for Lake Okeechobee, Lake Kissimmee as Hurricane Dorian moves north

Boaters will be able to move freely now that Hurricane Dorian has all but cleared South Florida. → Read More

Dorian: As hurricane churns off Treasure Coast, Labor Day holiday isn't typical

Fort Pierce Jetty Park was packed with curiosity seekers. → Read More

What's still open on Labor Day on the Treasure Coast before Hurricane Dorian hits

Most Walmart, Sam's Club and The Home Depot stores are open → Read More

2020 presidential election: USA TODAY Network Florida's Dem debate coverage in a nutshell

Everything you need to know about the Democrats' first presidential debate in Miami and how the USA TODAY Network-Florida will cover it for you. → Read More

St. Lucie County cracks down on Mike Woodbury's golf driving range code violations

Mike Woodbury expanded driving range with unpermitted handgun drills, hatchet throwing and concealed carry weapons certification - near a school. → Read More

Want tickets to Democrats' first presidential debate at Arsht Center in Miami?

Democratic National Committee, which is handling ticketing for the Arsht Center in Miami, says "most requests" will be rejected. → Read More

Concealed carry among issues that draws code violation for St. Lucie County golf range

St. Lucie Golf Range drew a code violation Thursday for unpermitted activities, including concealed carry weapons certification. → Read More

Congress mulls $51.5 million to study ocean acidification's effects on Indian River Lagoon

Congress mulls 4 bills granting $51.5 million to study the problem. → Read More