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e Voice of Experience National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum celebrates 50th anniversary of SEALs Each year on Veterans Day weekend (this year, it is November 9-11), the National Navy UDTSEAL Museum hosts its annual Muster, which is free and open to the public. This year, the Golden Anniversary (50th Year) of the U.S. Navy SEALs, is extremely special, attracting thousands of people from all over the country. During this time, current and former SEALs convene at the Navy UDT-SEAL Museum to see friends and teammates, as well as provide the American public a unique glimpse into the world of Special Operations and Naval Special Warfare. The activities start off at 6 p.m. Friday with an authentic luau on Friday evening (registration redrink. Saturday morning at 7 a.m. is the 5K run/walk on the beach, where contestants will have the opportunity to test their ability and stamina against former and current SEALs. After the race, there is a Veterans Day Ceremony which features the U.S. Navy Parachute Team, the Leapfrogs, demonstrating their superior skills by parachuting directly onto the grounds. There is also a live demonstration featuring Navy SEAL commandos conducting a helicopter assault, hostage rescue and other demonstrations highlighting their capabilities and typical mission scenarios. Because of the clandestine nature of their missions, these demonstrations provide a rare insight into the Navy SEALs and what they do. This years keynote speaker is ADM McRaven, Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command Other speakers include U.S. Representative Allen West (FL-22). The Museum is proud to host Navy SEAL Congressional Medal of Honor recipients Michael Thornton For Veteran Voice WASHINGTON Today the Department of Veterans Affairs announced it has guaranteed 20 million home loans since its home loan program was established in 1944 as part of the original GI Bill of Rights for returning World War II veterans. The 20 millionth loan was guaranteed for a home in Woodbridge, Va., purchased by the surviving spouse of an Iraq war veteran who died in 2010. Given the current low interest rates, the program has grown years, with 71 percent more purchases and 20 times as many year 2012 than in FY 2007. Currently, there are 1.7 million VA-guaranteed home loans in existence with a total value of $284 billion. VA has guaranteed 540,000 mortgages in 2012. The 20 millionth VA home loan is a major milestone and is a testament to VAs commitment to support and enhance the lives of veterans, service members, their families and survivors, said Allison A. Hickey, VAs As a result of their service and to be disciplined, reliable, and honorable traits that are ideal for this kind of national investment. VAs home loan program still leads industry For Veteran VoiceSee SEAL page 2 See LOANS page 2 Mitch Kloorfain/chief photographer Navy veteran and former POW, Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., greeted supporters and veterans on a UDT/SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce.Vol. 1 / Issue 1 Friday, November 9, 2012


2 and Thomas Norris. Following the demonstration is the Chiefs Muster Party starting at 5 p.m. featuring barbecue and local band the Baker Boys. The National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum is the only museum dedicated solely to preserving the history of the Navy SEALs and their predecessors, including the Underwater Demolition Teams, itime Units and Amphibious Scouts and Raiders. Located in Fort Pierce, the birthplace of the Navy Frogman, the Museum promotes public education by providing the opportunity to explore the history of the Navy SEALs in an atmosphere of respect and honor. The National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum is located at 3300 North A1A, North Hutchinson Island Fort Pierce. Visit the website, or call (772) 595-5845. For more information, contact Rolf Snyder at (913) 244-4782 or by email at Rolf.Snyder@ from page 1 The program makes home ownership more affordable for eligible veterans, nancing. VA loans are also attractive within the mortgage industry because they protect lenders from loss if the borrower fails to repay the loan. Mortgages guaranteed by VA have had the lowest foreclosure rate for the last 17 quarters and the lowest delinquency rate for the last 14 quarters, compared to all other types of home loans in the nation, including prime loans, according to a report by the Mortgage Bankers Association. Much of the strength of VAs home loan program stems from the efforts of VA employees and its industry partners nationwide to ensure veterans receive every possible opportunity to remain in their homes and avoid foreclosure. Since 2009, VAs efforts have resulted in more than $8 billion in savings to taxpayers in foreclosure avoidance. SEAL from page 1


3 VERO BEACH John Darling, a combat-wounded Vietnam vet, is looking for a few good men and women to help veterans in Indian River County. Mr. Darling is one of the forces behind the Victory Center Military Store in the Indian River Mall. The store, which is celebrating merchandise and memorabilia, veterans in Indian River County. Mr. Darling is looking for volunteers to ring up sales and visit with vets in the stores back room for coffee, conversation, and perhaps a game of checkers. The store began with a desire to help area vets. Mr. Darling, who served in the Army, and retired Air Force Col. Martin Zickert, of the Veterans Council of Indian River County, were looking for a way to raise money. They began about setting up a table during the holidays for donations. Then it became a storefront and then a store, Mr. Darling said. Col. Zickert signed a lease and then said, Does anyone know anything running a store? Fortunately, Mr. Darling had been in the retail end of the grocery business for more than 50 years. He started when he was 15 Military store a labor of love for vets By Shelley Koppel Staff writer See VICTORY page 5 Staff photo by Tammy Raits Two Walls of Honor in the Victory Center display pictures of local veterans. A Million Years in the Making 25 Exotic Granites on Display! OVER 5,000 SQ. FT. IN-HOUSE GRANITE FABRICATION CENTER Cash-n-Carry 18 x 18 Ceramic $299Matching Wall Tile Available20 x 20 Porcelain $169 $69NEW CARPET SPECIALS NEW TILE SPECIALSAmerican Made LaminateCash-n-Carry $109 $299 Come in Our ShowroomNEW LAMINATE SPECIALSCORK FLOORING sq. ftWE CARRY 6 LINES OF ALL WOOD CABINETS $ 00 Starting at50 APPLY FOR FINANCING IN THE PRIVACY OF YOUR HOME JUST VISIT: WWW.JAYSFLOORSANDMORE.COM 772-232-7124 JaysFloors-0243-4012-MS293 NEW CARPET SPECIALSNEW LAMINATE SPECIALSNEW TILE SPECIALS CORK FLOORINGInstalled $12.96 yd.$1.44 sq. ft.Shaw R2X Frieze Solid or Multi ToneInstalled $18.99 yd.$2.11 sq. ft.Cash-n-Carry18 x 18 Ceramic99 sq. ft. Installed$2.99 sq. ft.Matching Wall Tile Available20 x 20 Porcelain$1.69 sq. ft. Installed $3.69 sq. ft.Shaw Clear-Touch Solid TexturedInstalled $22.95 yd.$2.55 sq. ft.Mohawk Smartstrand Plush Lifetime soil and stainInstalled $19.98 yd.$2.22 sq. ft.American Made LaminateCome Into Our ShowroomCash-n-Carry$1.09 sq. ft. Installed $2.99 sq. ft.w/Premium Mohawk Sound ControlWith this ad. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Expires 11/15/12. With this ad. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Expires 11/15/12.With this ad. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Expires 11/15/12.With this ad. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Expires 11/15/12. Installed$7.99 sq. ft.w/Premium Underlayment STORE HOURS: MON. -SAT. 9-6 OPEN SUNDAYS 10-4CALL FOR A FREE PHONE CONSULTATION We Fabricate in Our Own Plant Come see for Yourself All w/Upgraded Pad Installed Plush 100% NylonInstalled $1296yd$1 sq. ft.Shaw R2X Frieze Solid or Multi ToneInstalled $1899yd$211 sq. ft.Lifetime soil and stainInstalled $1998 $222 sq. ft.Shaw Clear-Touch Solid TexturedInstalled $2295 yd$255 sq. ft. sq. ft. sq. ft.Sound Control$799 99sq. ft.sq. ft. sq. ft. sq. ft.Mention Your Voice News $ 00Apply for Financing in the privacy of your homeJUST VISIT: WWW. JAYSFLOORSANDMORE.COM


4 Different job, common missionFC Jennings! Get down and give me 20! The barking voice of my drill sergeant still rings in my ears today, as clearly as it did 30 years ago when he stood two inches from my face, shouting at me. My infraction? I mistakenly answered Yes, sir, to a question. Sir? SIR? he snarled. I dont see any WORK for a living, PFC! DO you Private FIRST Class Jennings? His spit-polished boots were so shiny I could see my face in the toes as I stopped counting my push-ups long enough to answer Yes, Sergeant, between breaths. Some things you never forget, especially during a life-changing experience. The Army changed my life at the tender age of 21 and I was one of the older recruits in my platoon. Although my military career was short 19 months it left an impact on my perspective that has served to make me a better person and journalist over the years. And here I am, 30 years later, given the honor of serving as managing editor of the new veterans publication youre currently holding in your hands. But Im here to tell you, my publisher picked the right soldier for the job. There are two other veterans on the staff of this newspaper company, but neither of them can spell worth a darn. Veteran Voice to Nov. 9, two days before Veterans Day. It will be, as the name implies, the local voice for you, my brothers and sisters, in Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Brevard counties. From the homework Ive done, it seems the numerous veterans organizations on the Treasure and Space coasts do a good job of getting their information out through their own websites and newsletters, but no one publication seems to encompass it all in one place. That is our mission. It differs somewhat from the usual focus we have as community journalists the traditional belief of hyper-local news reporting is that people in Stuart dont care about what people in Cape Canaveral are doing, and vice-versa. With this publication we are combining the best of both worlds: PFC Tammy Jennings, circa 1983, Fort Riley, Kansas. Tammy RaitsManaging editorP See VICTORY page 12 To get information published in Veteran Voice, please send to veteranvoice@ Deadline is seven days prior to publication date. Ted ElkinsPublisherSteve ErlangerPartnerPhil GaldysMitch KloorfainChief PhotographerWalter FranklinDave MercierGraphic DesignerEricka KingTammy RaitsManaging EditorNicole RodriquezPatrick BernadeauShelley KoppelDebbie DenningDonna Marinak SUBSCRIBE TODAY (772) 204-2409 or contact us by email at: their families and their friends. e Voice of Experience


5 and returned to it when he got out of the service. While he had experience in merchandising and creating displays, setting up a 3,200-square-foot store was a daunting process. Col. Zickert said, What are we going to do? Mr. Darling said. I said, Hell, I dont know. The store received a donation of start-up money from county resident Doris Jorgenson, and that enabled the men to get things going. While the store was going to sell merchandise like bumper stickers, patchmilitary interest, Mr. Darling knew they needed something more to draw people in. He set up a Wall of Honor, with Photo courtesy of John Darling Spc. John Darling in his active duty days. Staff photo by Tammy Raits Mr. Darlings expertise as a retail manager for Publix came in handy when it came time to put together the Victory Center Military Store, which is celebrating its one-year anniversary this month.VICTORY from page 3 See VICTORY page 6 Business Owners we can help ... Providing the Most Cost-effective Marketing and Advertising. Mailed to every Home & Business in St. Lucie West / Tradition 15,700 Palm City / Tesoro 14,700 Call: 772-204-2409 Today! Looking to get Your Message to EV E R Y H OME EVE R Y W EEK ? e Voice of Experience Introducing ...A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER FOR VETERANS, ACTIVE MILITARY and THEIR FAMILIESWe are a locally owned media company that believes in giving back to our veterans. A newspaper published weekly dedicated to thousands of VETERANS, ACTIVE DUTY and RETIRED MILITARY and their Families across Southeast Florida. Copies will be distributed with up to date news of interest and helpful information for our Veterans.For more information on distribution and subscriptions of this newspaper, please call our main oce (772) 204-2409 or contact us by email at: SUBSCRIBE TODAY$18 YEAR (52 weeks)$12 Veterans or Active Military


6 one side honoring veterans from Desert Storm on and the other from Vietnam back. He asked Indian River County residents to bring in photos of county residents who are or were in the military. He also set up a display called Pour Heroes for several Indian River County residents who were killed in recent years. We knew wed sell patches and T-shirts and hats, he said. I thought if theyd see the wall, maybe theyd make donations. Col. Zickert also wanted to give veterans a place to sit and visit. A room at the back of the store became the R and R Bunker. Vets can sit, relax, have coffee and cookies, Skype, use WiFi, watch TV, read or play chess and checkers, Mr. Darling said. Its a place to sit and relax and let the wife go spend money. Its kind of like a USO store. The space has become a meeting place for veterans groups. A social worker comes on Tuesday nights at 7 for a support group for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. They hope to offer classes in everything from yoga to Money raised at the store has already helped purchase a bus to take vets to the VA hospital in West Palm Beach. Organizers also want to raise money for an Honor Flight out of Vero Beach so that elderly veterans wont have to travel far to catch a plane. While Mr. Darling has ambitious plans, he depends on volunteers to make them a reality. We need volunteers for two-hour shifts, he said. Theres no physical work and you dont have to be a vet. Im from Publix and I tell people to meet and greet every customer, make eye contact and tell them about the store, about how 100 percent of the money stays in this county to help our vets. Mr. Darling said that people from Simon Malls were so impressed with the store that they are looking into starting similar operations at other outlets. Even with the success of the store, Mr. Darling is not resting on his laurels. He is concerned that younger vets are not joining veterans groups and hopes they store. His mission is to make certain that all vets understand that their service is valued and that help or just a friendly chat is available. 226-5316. Jetson TV & Appliance holding annual Veterans Celebration Jetson TV & Appliance presents its annual Veterans Celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at its Fort Pierce location, 4145 South U.S. Highway 1, Fort Pierce. Visitors and customers will be treated to food and drink by local vendors and music from the 1960s to today by Dr. Pappchubby. Attorney Hugh Eighmie will be on hand of fering free will and insurance reviews and to answer general legal questions. An appraiser from Treasure Coast Road Show will offer free appraisals of memorabilia. For more information, call (772) 464-7050. For Veteran VoiceVICTORY from page 5 Celebrating 28Th Year In Business GRADUATION & SENIOR PHOTOSNow Excepting New AppointmentsCALL TODAY FOR YOUR TIME visit our website: Reectionsby Call for your Private Shoot : 772-359-1651 Encounter a Unique Photographic Experience in the comfort of your own home or a special setting chosen by you and your loved ones.


7 Brevard County Veterans Day Weekend Open House The Valiant Air Command & Warbird Museum salutes all active and retired military with free admission for its Veterans Day Weekend Open House on Saturday, Nov. 10 and Sunday, Nov. 11. Florida residents also receive free admission with valid I.D. This two-day event will include and antique car show, combat pilot meet and greet, rides in a UPF-7 1940 Biplane and more. Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the museum. The museum is located at 6600 Tico Road, Titusville. For more information, call (321) 268-1941.Veterans Day Parade Honor America is sponsoring a Veterans Day Parade at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10. All are welcome in this opportunity to salute and honor our Veterabroad. Applications are now available and participation is free. Applications can be obtained from Honor Americas OfMonday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Line-up for the parade starts at 9 a.m. between the railroad overpass at Melbourne venue near Melbourne Court and Manatee Park; parade starts at 10 a.m. Parade route is from Melbourne Avenue to Melbourne Court, from Melbourne Court to New Haven Avenue, west on New Haven Avenue through downtown to Oak Street, then north on Oak Street to the Liberty Bell Memorial Museum. Parade ends at entrance to the Museum. Visit Honor Americas web site for additional information. www. River County the keynote speaker at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 at Rivewrview Park Veterans Memorial in Sebastian. Afterward, there will an open house with refreshments at the Veterans of Foreign Wars at 815 Louisiana Ave., between C.R. 512 and Veterans Memorial Way in Sebastian. The main speaker at Veterans Memorial Island Sanctuary at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12 in Vero Beach will be retired U.S. Army Col. Sam Kouns, who will be paying tribute to the World War II veterans. Handicapped transportation will be provided to the Vero Beach ceremony. For more information, call (772) 569-9533.St. Lucie County City hosts annual eventThe Port St. Lucie Parks and Recreation Department will host the citys annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 11, at Veterans Memorial Park, 2100 S.E. Veterans Memorial Parkway, at 11 a.m. Representatives from a variety of local veterans groups and guests of honor will pay tribute to those who have valiantly served our country. The Port St. Lucie Concert Band will perform during the ceremony. Seating is limited, so please bring a lawn chair. 871-7362. UDT-SEAL Museum holds annual musterThe weekend of events start at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9. See full story and details on page 1 of this edition of Veteran Voice.Martin CountyDowntown Parade Veterans Day Parade starting on East Ocean Boulevard and ending at Memorial Park at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12. Veterans Day ceremonies


8 for any vet to thank them for their service to our country (My Dad and My brother and 3 nephews all vets and active duty today one was just deployed to afganistan this last month) the whole month of november ... thanks! 20 % o Diamonds by Terry, Inc. Quality is never an accident, it is always a result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction & skillful execution it represents the wise choice of many Alternatives-Terry Rieger


9 Civilian news Friday, Nov. 9 Coffee with the Council 8:30 a.m., Port Saint Lucie Community Center, 2195 S.E. Airoso Blvd., Port St. Lucie Join Mayor JoAnn Faiella and members of the City Council discuss important topics of the day while you enjoy breakfast refreshments and coffee. This months speaker: Councilman Jack Kelly. Free. 871-5219. Saturday, Nov. 10 Keller Williams Realty of St. Lucie West in cooperation with Harvest Outreach Centers is sponsoring a yard sale for Project H.O.P.E. which will provide Christmas meal to the less fortunate from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. at The Presbyterian Church 2250 Walton Road in Port St. Lucie. Dream Fest 2012 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Port St. Lucie Civic Center, 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place, Port St. Lucie There will be a tribute to veterans, bounce houses, art & craft vendors, great food, free kids carnival, car show, culinary competition, live music, skybolts parachuting demo and more! Free. for more information. The Great Treasure Coast Collectibles Show 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Port St. Lucie Community Center, 2195 S.E. Airoso Blvd., Port St. Lucie Free View items such as antiques, art, baseball cards, china, coins, comequipment, gems and minerals, glass, jewelry, porcelain, postcards, stamps, tools, toys, trains and more! Free items for children. Contact Jim at (954) 801-1637 for more information. Orchid Auction presented by the Martin County Orchid Society at the Elks Club, 1001 S.E. Kanner Highway, Stuart. Preview starts at 11 a.m. and the auction is from noon 3 p.m. Cash and checks only. For more information, call (772) 214-8974. Captain Bobs Place is hosting awards banquet. The surf contest will be held at Walton Rocks, south of the Power Plant at 8 a.m. and the banquet will be at Captain Bobs Place, 101 Seaway Drive, in Fort Pierce. For more information, call (772) 465-2009. Swan Boat Rides 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tradition Square, 10489 Southwest Meeting Street, Port St. Lucie Enjoy swan boat, paddle boat and kayak rentals at lake Tradition every Saturday and Sunday (weather permitting). $10-$15 For more information call us at (772) 323-7773. St. Lucie River Princess Eco-Historic Boat Tours 1:30 p.m.-3:10 p.m. Rivergate, 2200 S.E. Veterans Memorial Pkwy, Port St. Lucie The St. Lucie River Princess, a 35-foot, 28-passenger river pontoon boat conducts daily cruises along the mid-section of the North Fork of the St Lucie River and the nearby backwaters, narrated by Captain Ray or Captain Ken. The Princess can also be chartered by groups of 15-28 for morning or evening cruises. $14-$20 Reservations: (772) 342-2450; Guided Hikes Oxbow Eco-Center, 5400 N.E. St. James Drive, Port St. Lucie. Guided hikes will continue along the trails to discuss the plants and wildlife that live in the different habitats along the North Fork of the St. Lucie River. Free. For more information call (772) 785-5833. Sunday, Nov. 11 Salute the Veterans Powerlifting Event Port St. Lucie Civic Center, 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place, Port St. Lucie The Humana Fitness and Wellness Center and the United States Powerlifting Association (USPA) have teamed up to bring world powerlifting events right here to Port St. Lucie. Watch local, national, and international lifters the strongest of the strong. Male and female athletes from 15 dif-St. Lucie County weekend calendarSee CALENDAR page 15 Name: Coastal Pest; Ad Number: 12 Palm City ResidentsSAVE! at your Locally Owned GNC!Stuart Center (at Monterey Road) Friendly knowledgeable Staff 772-286-8453 CUSTOM GIFTS FOR ANY OCCASION $2200 Engraving of your items Customizing special gifts Custom Plaques and Awards Bring in your own item for engraving& Positive Impact Products Since 1973 910 Southeast Dixie Highway Stuart, FL 34994 FOR MORE INFOMA TION CALL Give the gift of40 years of Experienceas low as Serving the Treasure Coast Since 1991 879-0904 Guaranteed to Sell Your Property Treasure Coast Realty Team IN 120 DAYS OR LESS* 237-1373 www.HomesoftheTreasureCoast.comYOUR CERTIFIED INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY SPECIALISTS*Some Restrictions May Apply WALTER SALAMONInternational Broker Associate., GRI,CDPE,CIPSSHIRLEY ALBERTInternational Realtor Consultant, CDPE, CIPSOF PORT SAINT LUCIE


10 Michelle Smith of Jupiter looked for a name for a friend that was engraved on the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall Sunday, Oct. 28 at Halpatiokee Park in Stuart. More than 58,000 names are engraved on the panels of the wall me morializing soldiers that died during the Vietnam War. Mitch Kloorfain chief photographerMemorialized in granite INTRODUCING!!! r rfnrt rfntDIRECT MAILED EVERY WEEK TO EVERY HOME & BUSINESSbrfr ffr ntrnrn ttr rrrnnnnr brrfn rrnnrrf nnntrrbr nnnnfftbfb Nominate Your Favorite CharityStarting in January Your Voice News and Views will Donateof our Profits each quarter to a local Charity, One each quarter of the year. Nominations will be accepted until the end of December. Email us or send a letter and tell us why your Charity is so deserving. TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE 772-204-2409Email to:info@YourVoiceWeekly.comMail to: Your Voice News and Views 1919 South SW Macedo Blvd., PSL, FL 349845%


11 Arizona Sen. John McCain greeted supporters and veterans on a campaign stop for Republican pres idential candidate Mitt Romney Wednesday, Oct. 24 at the Navy UDT/SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce. McCain, a naval aviator, was shot down over Hanoi in 1967 and prisoner of war. He retired with the rank of captain in 1981 and is seen as a hero by many veterans. Mitch Kloorfain chief photographerVisiting hero


12 articles of local interest to residents of the Treasure Coast and Space Coast areas and a focus on veterans. Military veterans, yes, as well as veterans in all walks of life, such as this veteran reporters. However, veterans are part of a special community. Every branch of the service has slightly differ ent traditions, customs, credos and roles in serving in Americas Marine full-bird colonel and the lowliest new Air Force recruit share a common bond that I dont know quite how to describe adequately the characteristic of being willing to lay down ones life for your country. Former service members in Mar tin County may not be acquainted with Indian River County veterans John Darling and Marty Zickert, yet. These men have come up with a unique way to serve veterans in their area. By Veteran Voice, I think youll have a pretty good idea of who they are and perhaps even feel motivated to do the same thing in your own county. These are the stories we want to share with you. We want to know what your VFW Post is doing, or when poker night is at the local American Legion hall. We want to publish information about your events and your members, as well as help build your groups membership by getting the word out. With the help of all of you good men and women, I think we can do it. Heres how you can get in formation to us: Send press releases, newsletters, photos and other information for publication to Deadlines are seven days in advance of the Friday publication date. If youre sending a photo with your press release, please send it at the highest resolution the Internet, but dont work well for print. Thank all of you in advance. I look forward to working with you. On that note, I just have one more thing to say: HOO-AH! (Or for my Marine comrades, OORAH!) of Veteran Voice. RAITS from page 4 Visitors came to see the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall during the last weekend of October at Halpatiokee Park in Stuart. More than 58,000 names are engraved on the panels of the wall memorial izing U.S. servicemen and women who died during the Vietnam War. Mitch Kloorfain chief photographer Your Bridal Store Appraisals Batteries Custom Design Diamond Setting Jewelry Repair Pearl Restringing Remounting Watch Repair1625 N. West St. Lucie West Blvd. Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986 772.878.8134 Fax: 772.878.0578Same Day Service Available Repairs Done on Site Layaway Plans


13 Mitch Kloorfain/chief photographer Sunday, Oct. 28 at Halpatiokee Park in Stuart. More than 58,000 names are engraved on the panels of the wall memorializing soldiers who died during the Vietnam War. Mr. Dean made two tours between 1967-1971. Traveling wall Keller Williams Realty of S.L.W. in Cooperation with HARVEST OUTREACH CENTERSis sponsoring a Yard Sale!FOR PROJECT H.O.P.E Date: Saturday, 11/10/2012 Time: 9:00am to 1:00 pmLocation: The Presbyterian Church, 2250 Walton Road Port Saint Lucie, FL. Please come out and support this Great Cause. All Monies collected will be used to help feed that they can have a traditional Christmas meal like the rest of us. Remember only you can make it a success, help us feed the families in need. Sponsored by 50%-75% OFF! Designer Swim, Cruise & Resort WearRalph Lauren Juicy Couture, Calvin Klein & more. Going on NOW! Hurry in for the Best Selection 772-873-88882084 NW Courtyard Circle(Plaza next to Chilis in SLW) Storewide Sale


14 e Voice of Experience Introducing ...A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER FOR VETERANS, ACTIVE MILITARY and THEIR FAMILIESWe are a locally owned media company that believes in giving back to our veterans. A newspaper published weekly dedicated to thousands of VETERANS, ACTIVE DUTY and RETIRED MILITARY and their Families across Southeast Florida. Copies will be distributed with up to date news of interest and helpful information for our Veterans.For more information on distribution and subscriptions of this newspaper, please call our main oce (772) 204-2409 or contact us by email at: SUBSCRIBE TODAY$18 YEAR (52 weeks)$12 Veterans or Active Military


15 ferent age groups and 22 weight the best lifter. $10 Veterans Day Service 11 a.m. Veterans Memorial Park, 2100 S.W. Veterans Memorial Parkway, Port St. Lucie Various local veterans groups will present a special program honoring those who have served our country. Music will be performed by the Port St. Lucie Concert Band. Seating is limited, so bring a lawn chair to this special event. at (772) 871-7362. Swan Boat Rides 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tradition Square, 10489 S.W. Meeting St., Port St. Lucie Enjoy swan boat, paddle boat and kayak rentals at lake Tradition every Saturday and Sunday (weather permitting). $10-$15. For more information, call (772) 323-7773. St. Lucie River Princess Eco-Historic Boat Tours Rivergate, 2200 S.E. Veterans Memorial Pkwy., Port St. Lucie 1:30 p.m.-3:10 p.m. $14-$20 For reservations, call (772) 3422450 or visit com. South Florida Rollergirls Skatetown USA, 4301 Orange Ave., Fort Pierce No skating or roller derby experience necessary. Skatetown USA in Fort Pierce is home to the South Florida Rollergirls and seeking new participants. Every Sunday from 5-8 p.m., and Tuesday from 7:30-9:30 p.m. you are welcome to join us! First four practices are free. Recruiting 5-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12Line Dancing 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Riverwalk Center, 600 North Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce. Learn how to line dance to great music, every Monday at 9 a.m. $5 Contact (772) 489-6473. St. Lucie River Princess Eco-Historic Boat Tours 1:30 p.m.-3:10 p.m., Rivergate, 2200 S.E. Veterans Memorial Parkway, Port St. Lucie, $14-$20 For reservations, call (772) 3422450 or visit com. Yarns 4 Fun 2-4 p.m. Panera Bread, 1707 N.W. St. Lucie West Blvd., Port St. Lucie. All interested in crocheting, knitting and other yarn crafts are invited to join in sharing and learning from one another. Good company, good conversation and good projects. Free. Call (772) 285-5424 or email Tuesday, Nov. 13Buddy Run 6 p.m. Port St. Lucie Civic Center, 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place, Port St. Lucie No need to join a thing just show up and run at the Port St. Lucie Civic Centers Buddy Run, held every Tuesday beginning at 6 p.m. Runners and walkers have the option of doing 1.25 or 2.5 miles. This is not a competition, but rather a fun way to exercise and make new friends. (772) 204-7101. St. Lucie River Princess Eco-Historic Boat Tours 1:30 p.m.-3:10 p.m. Rivergate, 2200 S.E. Veterans Memorial Parkway, Port St. Lucie $14-$20 stlucierivercruise. com. Line Dancing 9:30-10:30 a.m. River Walk Center, 600 N. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce. Great way to develop friendships, relieve stress and great exercise. Every Tuesday at 9:30 am. $5 Contact instructor Dee Dee Maynard at (772) 528-8318.Wednesday, Nov. 14PSL Botanical Gardens Jazz & Blues Night 6:30 p.m. Botanical Gardens, 2410 S.E. Westmoreland Blvd., Port St. Lucie. 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