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FORT PIERCETHE BEACHES LAKEWOOD PARK Vol. 15, No. 44 en-USFriday, March 31, 2017 2822 S. U.S. #1, Fort Pierce (772) 466-7022The Original DISCOUNT FURNITURE LARGEST MATTRESS RETAILER OVER 45 DIFFERENT MATTRESSES TO CHOOSE FROM SEE OUR AD ON THE BACK COVER! TWIN MATTRESS from $69 EA. PC. FULL MATTRESS from $85 EA. PC.QUEEN MATTRESS from $99 EA. PC.KING MATTRESS from $99 EA. PC.PILLOW TOPTWIN MATTRESS from $85 EA. PC. FULL MATTRESS from $99 EA. PC.QUEEN MATTRESS from $115 EA. PC.KING MATTRESS from $115 EA. PC. EACH PIECE PRICES ARE SOLD IN SETS. KING SETS ARE 3 PIECES. MATTRESS ONLY ARE SLIGHTLY HIGHER 50 CENT WINGS! 50 CENT DRAFTS!ALL DAY ALL NIGHT!Tuesdays at Cowboys en-USTAKE US WITH YOUen-USTouring with the en-US Townies en-US features en-US reader-submiten-US-en-US ted photos from en-US travels. Lets see en-US how many en-US places we can en-US go! en-US Send in your en-US picture or en-US questions to en-US newsfp@en-US hometownnewen-US -en-US en-USPLANNING A TRIP? en-USINDEX Classified 19 Crossword 18 Horoscopes 13 Out & About 13 Police Report 5 Viewpoint 6 en-USCOMMUNITY CALENDARen-USSee en-US community en-US events on en-US page 2 COMMUNITY 16 en-USThis year's event will take en-US place April 9. Have you en-US signed up yet? en-USCHIMPATHON LOOKING FOR A HOME 8 These friendly felines are waiting at Dogs and Cats Forver. Stop by and meet them. en-USNEW FEATURE 14en-USCatch of the Week features en-US reader-submitted photos from en-US around the Treasure Coast. en-US Send pictures & questions to en-US en-USCUTE KITTIES en-USWHAT A CATCH! Sevin Bullwinkle/staff photographer en-USThe annual Hooked on Music Festival was held in downtown Fort Pierce on en-US Saturday, March 25. Here, Alex Worst of Fort Pierce Buugeng juggles, making en-US patterns to the music. en-USST LUCIE COUNTY St. Lucie County Sheriff en-US Ken Mascara and his deputies recently took a en-US major amount of drugs off the countys streets. On en-US March 22, the SLSCO and the Special Investigaen-US -en-US tions Unit arrested a Fort Pierce man in what en-US proved to be the biggest heroin bust in the countys en-US history. en-US The arrest occurred after the Special Investigaen-US-en-US tions Unit executed a search warrant in the 2400 en-US block of S. 13th Street in Fort Pierce. Arrested in en-US the case was Sharonn Jahavar Albury, 31, who en-US deputies say is a career offender. It was the second en-US large arrest of a major drug dealer, as Larry Ciacen-US -en-US cio of Port St. Lucie man was arrested in February en-US with 23 grams of heroin and 10 grams of fentanyl.en-US Inside the home, deputies reportedly found en-US more than 600 grams of heroin and Fentanyl, the en-US deadly drug combination responsible for many of en-US the recent overdoses and overdose deaths seen en-US throughout our county, Sheriff Mascara said. en-US The street value of this much heroin could exceed en-US $300,000 and this quantity could produce approxien-US-en-US mately 6,000 doses of heroin.en-US Albury is known to law enforcement throughen-US-en-US out our area and his considered a high-level disen-US-en-US tributor, Sheriff Mascara said. Detectives also en-US located a loaded handgun and shotgun inside this en-US house.en-US Lt. Brian Hester said the SLCSO has increased en-US its data-gathering efforts, and that targeting dealen-US -en-US ers has had a positive effect and they are better en-US able to see whether enforcement is working en-US because of it. The efforts toward data-collection en-US led to the arrest of Ciaccio, he said. He added en-US spikes of overdoses have allowed them to centralen-US -en-US ize their arrest efforts and he and Sheriff Mascara en-US hope to see a reduction of overdoses because of en-US the arrests.en-US We want to see if what were doing is actually en-US making a difference, Lt. Hester said. Weve met en-USSheriffs Office makes en-US major drug bustBy Gaylon Parkergparker@hometownnewsol.comen-USSeeen-US en-US SHERIFFen-US page 12en-USFORT PIERCE -The City Commisen-US -en-US sion approved a reduction of $1,261,250 en-US to the citys $35.8 million 2016-17 Fisen-US -en-US cal Year budget as city bookkeepers en-US admitted under-performing enterprise en-US funds chewed up most of the surplus en-US money.en-US Director of Finance Johnna Morris en-US explained March 20 what happened to en-US the excess funds.en-US We did roll that over to our fund en-US balance, she said. We have utilized en-US some of our fund balance: We did the en-US golf course appropriation, as well as the en-US Sunrise Theatre appropriation, and en-US about $350,000 of our capital projects en-US that were not expended that year. I have en-US restricted those to be rolled over to be en-US utilized in this fiscal year as well.en-US The Commission had previously en-US approved the transfer Jan. 17 of a comen-US -en-US bined $326,000 from the citys General en-US Fund to cover both the Indian Hills en-US Golf Course and the Sunrise Theatre en-US enterprise funds, which were both en-US operating in the red. Commissioner en-US Rufus Alexander was absent for that en-US 4-0 vote on the budget transfers and en-US asked for further clarification during en-US the recent meeting on how they affecten-US-en-US ed the budget.en-US We had to take the surplus that we en-US come out of from last year and just en-US chewed it up before you even get to the en-US books, he said. Ms. Morris how much en-US was that?en-US en-US We transferred $170,000 to the golf en-USFinancial en-US report en-US reveals en-US budget en-US woesen-USFort Pierce officials en-US amend budget to en-US reflect reduced en-US enterprise fundsen-USBy Donald Rodrigueen-USFor Hometown Newsen-USSeeen-US en-US BUDGETen-US page 4en-USMaking them dance


en-US 2 en-USCommunity calendaren-US Community en-US notes Everyone Deserves a Better Life! Do You Suer From Moderate to Severe Asthma???VERO LUNG CENTER John Suen, M.D.(772) 770-4888 Ext. 111 If so, you may be eligible to participate in a clinical research trial for an investigational medication for Asthma. Are you 18 to 75 years of age? Are you willing to have study-related diagnostic tests and procedures? Study involves 11 visits Eligible participants may be compensated for their time and travel James L. Strawn, D.D.S. 772-460-9889Call For a FREE Consultation5052 South 25th Street Fort Pierce, FL 34981At the Corner of Midway Road & 25th StreetSkillfully designed, custom fitted, full and partial dentures at affordable prices.Same day repairs and relines Laboratory on premises. Serving the Treasure Coast Since 1987 FRIDAY, MARCH 31 en-US en-US Shred & Protect Day: en-US 10 a.m. to 1 en-US p.m., South County Annex, 250 N.W. en-US Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie. Free en-US secure document shredding. Drive up and en-US have your documents transported to the en-US onsite shredding truck by a Deputy Clerk en-US (wearing green shirts for the event). Limit en-US three boxes per car. en-US For more information, en-US call (772) 462-6900 or visit en-US www.en-US, APRIL 1 Oxbows Earth Day Celebration Creative Workshops: These events will be hosted on April 1, April 8 and April 15 from 10 a.m. to noon, Oxbow Eco-Center, 5400 NE St. James Drive, Port St. Lucie. Looking to get involved? Feeling creative? Help the Oxbow prepare for the Earth Day celebration, design a costume for the Procession of the Species, or help create larger-than-life props from recyclable materials. Times and projects will vary. For more information, call (772) 785-5833 or email 'How Nature Can Fool Us' family hike: 10 a.m. to noon, Citrus Hammock Preserve, 16511 Citrus Ave., Fort Pierce. Get outside on April Fool's Day and learn how nature tricks us every day camouflage, nests, patterns and more. Appropriate for all ages, all minors must be accompanied by an adult. Free, public is welcome, but preregistration is required. For more information or to register, call (772) 4622526, visit, or email en-US en-US Game Day:en-US 2 p.m., Zora Neale Hurston en-US Branch Library, 3008 Avenue D, Fort Pierce. en-US Play classic board games or compete with en-US friends on the Nintendo Wii. en-USFor more en-US information, call (772) 462-2154 or visit en-US en-US or email en-US, APRIL 2 Memorial dedication: A Tribute to our Armed Forces will be hosted by Rio Lindo Garden Club of Port St. Lucie, The Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc., and The City of Port St. Lucie, cordially invite everyone to attend the dedication of the Blue Star Memorial Highway Marker, at 2 p.m., at the Port St. Lucie Veterans Memorial Park, 2100 S.E. Veterans Memorial Parkway, Port St. Lucie. (In case of rain the program will be held at the Port St. Lucie Community Center, 2195 S.E. Airoso Blvd., Port St. Lucie.) Caring Bunny visits at Treasure Coast Square: 10-11:30 a.m. on March 26 and April 2 only, in the Old Navy courtyard at Treasure Coast Square mall. Families with children with special needs can visit with the Easter Bunny and take a souvenir photo in a more subdued environment with reduced sensory triggers, guided by For more information, visit http://Treasurecoastsquare.eventbrite. com. Sensory Friendly Day: 10 a.m. to noon, Children's Museum of the Treasure Coast, 1707 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. An exclusive event where children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Sensory Processing Disorders can have a fun, interactive learning experience in a more comfortable environment. Free, but registration is required, limited space available. Call (772) 225-7575.en-USTUESDAY, APRIL 4en-US en-US Weekly Storytime Jam:en-US Tuesdays at en-US 10:30 a.m., Zora Neale Hurston Branch en-US Library, 3008 Avenue D, Fort Pierce. en-US Designed for ages 2-5, this interactive en-US program will have your young ones en-US clapping, dancing, singing and listening to en-US stories each week. en-US For more information, en-US call (772) 462-2154 or visit en-US http://library.en-US en-US or email en-USrovitoa@stlucieco.en-US org.en-US en-US Free admission to the Aquarium:en-US 10 en-US a.m. to 4 p.m., St. Lucie County Aquarium en-US featuring the Smithsonian Marine Exhibit en-US offers free admission on the first Tuesday of en-US each month. The aquarium is located at en-US 420 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce. en-US For more en-US information, call (772) 462-3474 or visit en-US en-US Farm to Fork Fest Fresh Market: en-US 3-6 en-US p.m., Treasure Coast Research Park at the en-US corner of Kings Highway and Pruitt en-US Research Road. Features local fruits and en-US vegetables, meats, honey, soap, eggs, en-US baked goods, more, along with live music en-US from the Fort Pierce Jazz and Blues Society en-US and information from local non-profits. en-US For en-US more information, visit en-US www.en-US en-US en-US Celebrate Recovery:en-US 7-9:30 p.m., en-US Fairlawn Baptist Church, 3003 Rhode en-US Island Ave., Fort Pierce. A free, Christ-en-USHealthy eating encouraged en-US during National Nutrition en-US Monthen-USMarch is National Nutrition Month and the en-US Florida Department of Health in St Lucie Counen-US-en-US ty is promoting healthy eating and encouraging en-US Floridians to make informed food choices. en-US National Nutrition Month is sponsored annually en-US by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and en-US this years theme is Put Your Best Fork Foren-US -en-US ward. The campaign serves as a reminder that en-US each bite counts and to start with small changen-US -en-US es in our eating habits one forkful at a time. en-US Making small changes in our food choices can en-US add up over time to big health benefits.en-US The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics sugen-US -en-US gests the following tips to put your best fork en-US forward for you and your family. en-US Start the familys day with a nutritious breaken-US-en-US fast; en-US During each meal, fill half your plate with en-US fruits and vegetables; en-US Make at least half of the grains you eat whole en-US grains; and en-US Talk positively about eating healthy foods en-US around your children and lead by example.en-US Although all foods may be eaten in moderaen-US -en-US tion, too much sugar, whether in the form of en-US foods or sweetened beverages, contains hiden-US -en-US den calories which may lead to excess weight en-US gain and dental caries, said Mally Chrulski, en-US Nutrition Program Director. Reading the label en-US of processed foods is a must to limit those with en-US high fructose corn syrup, another hidden en-USSeeen-US en-US CALENDARen-US, page 3en-US Seeen-US en-US NOTESen-US, page 8


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IF YOU WANT A SALES CAREER IN WHICH YOU CONTROL YOUR EARNINGS AND CAREER PATH PLEASE APPLY TODAY! Please forward resume to: Please indicate the position on the subject line. Your cover letter should explain why you feel you would be a good fit for the position. Looking forward to hearing from you!EOE / We drug test. PORT ST LUCIE A local organization is en-USinviting special-needs families to a special en-US treat just before Easter Sunday. The group, en-US known as Hopeful Hearts and is the brainen-US -en-US child of 11-year-old Jasmin Pugh, will host en-US its Bunny Brunch and Easter Egg Hunt on en-US April 8 at Sandhill Crane Park from 9:30 to en-US 11:30 a.m.en-US Jasmin and her mother, Kim, perform en-US many of the tasks for the organization, en-US young Ms. Pugh is the driving force. She en-US began it two years ago with the notion of en-US trying to make other children happy, and en-US she particularly wanted to focus on kids en-US with cancer.en-US God was telling her that she needed to en-US make kids with cancer happy and she deciden-US -en-US ed to make them hats, Mrs. Pugh said. We en-US began making hats with different kind of en-US pinks and things and we shipped them all en-US over to hospitals.en-US Jasmin and her mother also have been en-US invited to numerous events since, and in en-US that time they have met many families who en-US are going through the same difficulties and en-US treatments. They decided to host the Bunny en-US Brunch in this area last year because of the en-US many people they met over time and Jasmin en-US decided that she should invite all children en-US with special needs to the event.en-US We decided to throw together our first en-US Bunny Brunch last year for Easter time and en-US we try to get the community involved, Mrs. en-US Pugh said. The church we attend One en-US Hope Church gets involved, but there are en-US other churches that are getting involved, en-US too.en-US Some of the other groups that will particien-US -en-US pate include Bricks for Kids who build en-US Legos for aftercare programs and there en-US will be arts and crafts donated for children en-US to participate. All of the food for the brunch en-US has been donated by members of the comen-US -en-US munity.en-US The whole point is to give these kids a en-US safe place to go and a safe place to be around en-US families like them, Mrs. Pugh said. It gives en-US them a chance to just be able to connect en-US with one another. The families are so thanken-US-en-US ful to be able to come to a place and relax en-US and have an event catered just for them.en-US There will be an abundance of food availen-US-en-US able for everybody, and many area church en-US youth groups also will be on hand to run en-US games and booths to entertain the families. en-US There will be photo booths, face-painting en-US and all sorts of games during the day.en-US All we have had to do is call some of en-US these businesses and we have gotten doughen-US -en-US nuts from Dixie Cream and The Bagel Shop en-US out at Tradition have donated bagels last en-US year and this year, Mrs. Pugh said. Anyen-US -en-US body that we have asked has stepped up and en-US said they want to be involved. Its spreading en-US like wildfire this year.en-US Last year, the Bunny Brunch drew about en-US 20 families, but the Pughs think that numen-US -en-US ber will grow significantly.en-US This year, were expecting a much bigger en-US crowd and we are hitting a bigger target and en-US include more families, Mrs. Pugh said. en-US Some of these kids who have special needs, en-US its hard for them to go to regular events en-US because of sensory issues or because of the en-US crowds.en-US For more information about Hopeful en-US Hearts, visit the organizations Facebook en-US page. Sandhill Crane Park is located at 2355 en-US S.E. Scenic Park Drive in Port St. Lucie. Jasmin Pugh en-USGroup hosts brunch for special needs childrenBy Gaylon en-UScentered recovery program offered every en-US Tuesday evening. en-USFor more information, call en-US (772) 461-0814.WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5 Pretty Princess Tea Party: 10-11:30 a.m., first Wednesday of each month, at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center, on the southeast corner of U.S. 1 and Walton Road. Meant for girls ages 2-10 years old. Cost is $3 per child. Dress in princess attire and meet princesses from Princess Enchantments. The party also includes a dress-up trunk, story time, tea time snacks, sing-a-long, and fun crafts project. Parents are encouraged to participate. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call (772) 807-4499.THURSDAY, APRIL 6 Discovering Ethnobotany Hike: 8:3010:30 a.m., Ancient Oaks Preserve/Weldon B. Lewis Park, 4650 Oleander Ave., Fort Pierce. Learn how the earliest peoples of Florida utilized the abundant plant species around them to build shelter, feed their families, and clothe themselves as you hike through an urban oasis. The hike is free and open to the public but pre-registration is required. Programs are usually limited to 20 people and designed for ages 12 and older unless otherwise noted. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. For more information or to register, call (772) 4622526, visit, or email St. Lucie County Audubon meeting: Audubon Jay Watch: A Citizen Science Program at 7 p.m., Oxbow Eco-Center, 5400 St. James Drive, Port St. Lucie. The Audubon en-US Seeen-US en-US CALENDARen-US, page 10en-USCalendaren-USFrom page 2


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Purchased in 2002 for $200,000 at en-US the advice of an outside consultant, the en-US 18-hole course at 1600 S. Third St. has lost en-US $2.5 million over the last 10 years, with suben-US -en-US sidies totaling more than $3 million coming en-US from the citys General Fund. The Commisen-US -en-US sion took up the debate again Feb. 13 during en-US its conference agenda when commissioners en-US tossed about suggestions to help make the en-US money-losing course profitable, such as en-US enhanced marketing efforts and the addien-US -en-US tion of a clubhouse and restaurant.en-US If were not going to promote it, then we en-US need to go another direction, Commissionen-US-en-US er Alexander said during that meeting. en-US Enough is enough.en-US City Manager Nick Mimms insisted the en-US city decide what it really wants from Indian en-US Hills.en-US Do we want this to be a money-maker or en-US a recreational venue for our community? en-US he asked. For me, this is recreation for our en-US community, and we need to protect that.en-US Mayor Linda Hudson had asked staff Jan. en-US 17 to place the matter on the conference en-US agenda, and Commissioner Thomas Perona en-US concurred about the need for more discusen-US -en-US sion on the under-performing enterprise en-US fund, which is supposed to be self-sufficient en-US and not require any taxpayer money.en-US I think now since weve made a lot of en-US changes to the city of Fort Pierce, its time to en-US go back and revisit that and at least be clear en-US on those decisions because they seem to be en-US repeating themselves every year, he said. I en-US think the Commission needs to have a en-US weigh-in on the future in the way we look at en-US these departments.en-US Ms. Morris attempted during the recent en-US meeting to differentiate the Sunrise Theen-US -en-US atres financial needs from those of the golf en-US course.en-US Remember Sunrises appropriation was en-US due to a settlement that was an expense en-US that was not really a fault of theirs, she said, en-US referring to a previous legal action against en-US the theatre. It was an expense from prior en-US years but it had to be absorbed in that divien-US -en-US sion because thats where the actual expense en-US was.en-US Ms. Morris informed commissioners that en-US one of the citys top-producing enterprise en-US funds, the Solid Waste Department, failed to en-US perform as expected during February, which en-US contributed to the budget amendment and en-US Mayor Hudsons dismay.en-US Were not used to seeing yellow [negaen-US -en-US tive] in that column, the latter said. Its the en-US one we always count on.en-US Ms. Morris attributed the decrease to en-US expenses outweighing revenue for the en-US month.en-US The expenses were more than the actual en-US revenue, the financial director explained. en-US There was a decrease, and Solid Waste was en-US not able to transfer the amount of money en-US that was needed, she said. However, the en-US cash balance is positive and the fund is staen-US -en-US ble.en-US On the other hand, the Indian Hills enteren-US -en-US prise fund reflected a positive income for en-US February, which she attributed solely to the en-US Jan. 17 transfer.en-US The cash is positive for the month, she en-US said. However, I am still saying that the en-US financial position isnt stable. Had it not en-US been for the transfer, it still would be operaten-US -en-US ing at a loss.en-US Again, Ms. Morris emphasized the differen-US -en-US ence between that fund and the Sunrise en-US Theatre, also operating in the red for Februen-US -en-US ary.en-US The revenue is less than the actual en-US expenses that have come in, she added. en-US However, Im still saying that the position en-US is stable right now because we still have not en-US transferred any of the $450,000 appropriaen-US -en-US tion from the Fort Pierce Redevelopment en-US Agency. So Im still going to say its stable.en-US The citys Building and Code Enforceen-US-en-US ment Department also reflected a loss for en-US the month, which she attributed to a refund en-US the city made to the contractors of the Rocla en-US concrete railroad tie project. Fort Pierce-en-US based Joaquin & Sons successfully chalen-US-en-US lenged how the building permit fee had en-US been calculated and was granted a refund by en-US the Construction Board of Adjustments and en-US Appeals. The Rocla plant opened in March en-US 2016 and was shuttered this February after en-US the company was sold.en-US Im saying its positive because the only en-US reason that they are showing negative operen-US -en-US ating income is because of the refund, she en-US said. If not for that, it would be operating in en-US the positive as well.en-USBudgeten-USFrom page 1en-USDo we want this (Indian Hills Golf Course) to be a money-maken-US -en-US er or a recreational venue for our community? For me, this is en-USrecreation for our community, and we need to protect that.en-USNick Mimsen-US City Manager


en-US 5 en-USFort Pierce Police Departmenten-USAdria Gary, 27, 1602-B N. 13th St., Fort en-US Pierce, aggravated battery (two counts).en-US Nicole Butcher, 34, 342 Smallwood Drive, en-US Fort Pierce, destroying, fabricating or tamperen-US -en-US ing with physical evidence and possession of en-US cocaine.en-US Michael Griffin, 51, 3500 Avenue S, Fort en-US Pierce, destroying, fabricating or tampering en-US with physical evidence and possession of en-US cocaine.en-US Max Barker, 24, 321-D N. 11th St., Fort en-US Pierce, possession of cocaine.en-US Kathaleena Perez, 31, 1890 N.E. Church St., en-US Jensen Beach, destroying, fabricating or tamen-US-en-US pering with physical evidence and possession en-US of cocaine.en-US Jospeh Acosta, 26, 1310-D N. 16th Court, en-US Fort Pierce, arrested on a felony warrant for filen-US -en-US ing a false report to another regarding a traffic en-US crash.en-US Robin Bell, 53, 2409 Barbara Ave., Fort en-US Pierce, resisting a law enforcement officer with en-US violence.en-US Alexander Andrews, 30, 762 S.E. Karrigan en-US Terr., Port St. Lucie, battery on a law enforceen-US -en-US ment officer, firefighter or EMT and resisting a en-US law enforcement officer with violence.en-US Kenneth Godwin, 37, 735 6th St. S.W., Vero en-US Beach, driving with a suspended license as a en-US habitual offender.en-US James Mann, 23, 511 S. 8th St., Fort Pierce, en-US aggravated battery when the offender should en-US have known the victim was pregnant.en-US Jesus Ochoa, 38, 44 Southside Drive, Sparen-US-en-US ta, N.C., destroying, fabricating or tampering en-US with physical evidence and possession of en-US cocaine.en-US Brianna Curry, 23, 502 Bamboo Drive, Fort en-US Pierce, possession of cocaine.en-US Laurie Maheuron, 28, 3381 Old Edwards en-US Road, Fort Pierce, possession of cocaine.en-US Sergio Valdez-Zarate, 30, 608-B Roselyn en-US Ave., Fort Pierce, aggravated battery and propen-US-en-US erty damage-criminal mischief of more than en-US $200 but less than $1,000 for a subsequent en-US offense.en-US Frankel Dorival, 34, 920 S.E. Lake St., Stuen-US-en-US art, aggravated battery causing bodily harm or en-US disability.en-US Carmelin Davis, 21, 1910-A Avenue K, Fort en-US Pierce, arrested on an active felony warrant for en-US a probation violation.en-US Brian Gall, 46, 340 North St., Daytona Beach, en-US driving with a suspended license as a habitual en-US offender.en-USPort St. Lucie Police en-US Departmenten-USMatthew May, 28, 2325 17th Ave., Vero en-US Beach, arrested on a felony warrant for fleeing en-US the scene of a major vehicle accident.en-US Sharon Johnson, 44, 372 S.W. Dagget Ave., en-US Port St. Lucie, battery on a person 65 years of en-US age or older.en-US Kensly Antoine, 26, 298 S.W. Ridgecrest en-US Drive, Port St. Lucie, arrested on a felony waren-US -en-US rant for a probation violation.en-US Ryan Steinman, 22, 6032 N.W. Wolverine en-US Road, Port St. Lucie, arrested on a felony out-en-US of-state warrant for failure to appear.en-US Piero Laporta, 44, 1980 S.W. Cranberry St., en-US Port St. Lucie, battery on a law enforcement en-US officer, firefighter or EMT.en-US Christopher Catalano, 28, 1074 S.W. Mantilla en-US Ave., Port St. Lucie, arrested on a felony waren-US-en-US rant for burglary of an occupied dwelling.en-US Patrick McAnulty, 28, 775 E. Prima Vista en-US Blvd., Port St. Lucie, possession of a controlled en-US substance without a prescription.en-US Alberto Diaz, 31, 2010 S.W. Aguero, Port St. en-US Lucie, aggravated assault with a deadly weapen-US-en-US on without the intent to kill.en-US Robert Johnson, 19, 2971 S.E. Aba St., Port en-US St. Lucie, arrested on a felony warrant for posen-US -en-US session of cocaine and possession of dangeren-US -en-US ous drugs.en-USSt. Lucie County Sheriffs en-US Officeen-USSharron Albury, 31, 2409 S. 13th St., Fort en-US Pierce, possession of a weapon or ammunition en-US by a convicted Florida felon and trafficking in en-US heroin between four grams and under 30 kiloen-US -en-US grams. en-US Tyrece Wilson, 40, 1007 N. 23rd St., Fort en-US Pierce, arrested on an active felony warrant for en-US an order for pretrial detention and termination en-US of supervision.en-US Todd Murphy, 48, 38-204 Harbour Isle Drive en-US East, Fort Pierce, arrested on a felony warrant en-US for battery with a prior conviction.en-US Analecia Moore, 26, 3611 N.W. 33rd Terr., en-US Fort Lauderdale, arrested on a felony warrant en-US for retail theft in concert with others.en-US Robert Gitter, 69, 10 Vista de Laguna, Fort en-US Pierce, arrested on a felony warrant for dealing en-US in stolen property.en-US Bryan Leep, 33, 6450 N.W. Colgate St., Port en-US St. Lucie, arrested on a felony warrant for en-US grand theft of a motor vehicle and vehicle title en-US fraud.en-US Roy Maynard, 42, 514 20th Place S.W., Vero en-US Beach, arrested on a felony warrant for failure en-US to appear and giving false information to a en-US pawnbroker for less than $300 and dealing in en-US stolen property.en-US Michael Bryant, 20, 2850 S.W. S. Calabria en-US Cir., Port St. Lucie, arrested on a felony warrant en-US for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon en-US without the intent to kill and tampering with a en-US witness, victim or informant.en-US Eddie Robinson, 34, 407 N. 29th St., Fort en-USPierce, carrying a concealed weapon or fireen-US -en-US arm.en-US Monica Medina, 43, 2525 Vero Beach Ave., en-US Vero Beach, arrested as an out-of-state fugitive en-US for possession of methamphetamine with the en-US intent to deliver (extradition confirmed).en-US Ilena Hills, 37, 605 Mades Drive, Fort Pierce, en-US driving with a suspended license as a habitual en-US offender.en-US Christopher Carney, 27, address withheld, en-US cruelty toward a child without great bodily en-US harm.en-US Tiffany Nedrow, 27, address withheld, posen-US -en-US session of a controlled substance without a en-US prescription and cruelty toward a child without en-US great bodily harm.en-US Deborah Furman, 57, 616 S. 11th St., Fort en-US Pierce, arrested on a felony warrant for en-US third-degree grand theft.en-US Michael Knight, 35, 1710 Linwood Ave., Fort en-US Pierce, arrested on a felony warrant for grand en-US theft of a controlled substance and burglary.en-US Alfonso Warren-Nasci, 20, 2705 Atlantic en-US Blvd., Vero Beach, arrested on a felony warrant en-US for possession of a firearm, ammunition, elecen-US-en-US tric weapon or a concealed weapon by a proen-US -en-US hibited person.en-US Marvin Craig, 20, 6902 N.W. Dorothy St., en-US Port St. Lucie, arrested on a felony warrant.en-US Jimmy Kokinaris, 23, 3228 Vernon St., Fort en-US Pierce, possession of marijuana of more than en-US 20 grams and possession of a controlled suben-US-en-US stance without a prescription (two counts).en-US Leatron Hill, 45, 5201 Feather Creek Drive, en-US Fort Pierce, arrested on a felony warrant for en-US third-degree grand theft.en-US Yolanda Briggs, 42, address withheld, arresten-US -en-US ed on a felony warrant for child neglect.en-USPolice reporten-USEditors note: en-USThis is a list of arrests, not en-US convictions, and all arrestees are presumed en-US innocent unless or until proven guilty in a en-US court of law. Save hundreds of dollars every week with coupons & discounts from our local advertisers! 150277 (MAIN) 9090 N. 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en-USVIEWPOINTen-USFRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2017 en-US FORT PIERCEen-US WWW.HOMETOWNNEWSOL.COM PAGE 6 en-USGot something to say? en-USEmail the Hometown Rants & Raves at en-USnewsfp@hometownnewsol.comen-USPlease limit your submissions to 250 words, en-US so that we can include more entries. en-US Readers are asked to refrain from making en-US slanderous or libelous statements. en-USRantsen-US & en-USRaves Published weekly by Hometown News, L.C., 5059 Turnpike Feeder Road, Ft. Pierce, FL 34951 Copyright 2016, Hometown News, L.C.Voted # 1 Community Newspaper in America in 2005, 2006, 2007. One of the top 3 in America every year since 2003. Farris Robinson .......... President Vernon D. Smith ......... Managing Partner Robin Bevilacqua ........ Human Resources Kathy Young ............ Major/Natl. Accounts Manager Amanda Tucker .......... Office Manager/Community Relations Alan Nelson ............. Sales Manager Denice Ball ............. Advertising Consultant Mercedes Lee-Paquette ... Production Manager Matthew Katz ........... Graphic Artist Heather Donaldson ...... Inside Sales Manager Amanda Wheaton ....... Inside Sales AssistantCarol Deprey-Zelenak ..... Inside Sales/Classified Kayla Evans ............. Inside Sales/Classified Kim Jenks .............. Circulation Manager Colleen Herrero .......... Circulation Administrator Anna-Marie Menhenott ... Associate Managing Editor Sevin Bullwinkle . . . . Staff Photographer Sarah Callendar ......... Paginator Phone (772) 465-5656 Fax (772) 465-5301Classified (800) 823-0466 Rants & Raves (866) 465-5504Circulation Inquiries 1-866-913-6397 circulation@hometownnewsol.comFORT PIERCE en-USWhy humans are violenten-USI disagree that no one knows what makes en-US humans so violent. The answer is simple, en-US Human Nature. Violence is as much a part en-US of human nature as is getting out of the rain, en-US or running away from fire and it will remain en-US so until the very last human takes their final en-US breath.en-US Weather compelled by circumstances, en-US desperation or desire, violence is woven into en-US the very fabric of human existence. That en-US said, people are the way they are because en-US they choose to be. Lets not forget that it en-US took violence, not to mention remarkable en-US courage to free us from the tyranny of Briten-US -en-US ish rule. It took violence to wipe out the en-US scourge slavery in America. It took violence en-US to defeat Hitler, and a host of other thugs en-US and miscreants throughout history. Abhoren-US -en-US rent as it be, violence is now and will always en-US be art of the human condition.en-USWhat is honor?en-USWe call a Judge your Honor because he en-US should be impartial and applies equal justice en-US and rules on what is right and wrong under en-US the law and morally? He is said to have en-US honor. We also refer to members of Conen-US -en-US gress and the President as the Honorable en-US before their name. Where is the HONOR in en-US taking bribes and influence from bribers en-US called Lobbyist? Where is the HONOR in en-US taking campaign donations and influence en-US from Special Interest Groups to vote on en-US issues in their favor over the majority of the en-US Electorate? Is this not deceit and corrupen-US -en-US tion? Where is the HONOR in promising to en-US represent the voters and then representing en-US their opponents on important issues after en-US they get into office? Where is the HONOR en-US in telling outright lies to serve your own en-US purposes? Where is the HONOR in taking en-US your salary of public funds to be corrupt en-US and dishonest? Is there HONOR in going en-US back on your word? Is this a Government by en-US and for the rich? Have we lost sight of what en-US HONOR is? I have an idea of HONOR? A en-US person who gives his life and limbs for his en-US countrymen and his country without regret. en-US When our congress turns its back on the en-US real HONORABLE to fill their pockets they en-US should not ask to to have the word HONen-US -en-US ORABLE in front of their name and should en-US be ashamed to take their pay. No soldier en-US who gave his limbs and is disabled should en-US have to wait in line for help. He should go in en-US front of the line and Doctors should donate en-US their services to give him help. They should en-US then send a bill to Congress for payment to en-US see how long THEY wait in line?en-US That would be HONORABLE.en-USDont microchip your peten-USThe person who said to microchip your en-US pet does not know this and they are wrong. en-US Do not microchip your pet. An ID collar is en-US all you need. We made the mistake of wasten-US -en-US ing our money on microchipping and it en-US ended in heartache. My husband was on the en-US WPTV news with Sam Smink because a en-US microchipping would not give us any inforen-US -en-US mation on our pet. Look it up. The story en-US aired February 3rd, at 11pm. Smokey had en-US been gone three years. The company called en-US my husband, said he had been found and en-US asked him to relinquish his rights to owneren-US -en-US ship to the new owners. My husband en-US refused and they refused to tell us where he en-US is. The sheriffs department called the comen-US-en-US pany and they would not tell them either. en-US They will do the same to you. The only peoen-US -en-US ple that benefit from microchipping are the en-US veterinarians and the microchipping comen-US-en-US panies. Keep a current ID collar on your pet. en-US Microchipping will only break your heart.en-USTodays militaryen-USen-US Ever since the elimination of the en-US DRAFT, Military Volunteer Service has en-US had trouble in recruiting men. This caused en-US the Pentagon to use Reserve Units, the en-US National Guard and the Marines in an en-US undeclared war. It is to be remembered that en-US the National Guard belongs to the States en-US and only Federalized are used in an all out en-US declared war. The Marine belong to the US en-US Navy and are used in short battles except in en-US all out declared war. There has been no en-US declared war by Congress. Our major conen-US -en-US cern is that China has a million men under en-US arms and is building a huge Navy. The en-US North Koreans have a million man Army en-US and building Intercontinental missiles. en-US Who knows how men are in the Iranian en-US military.en-US The shortage of recruiting men for milien-US -en-US tary service has caused our military leaders en-US to increase the women in the military. en-US There are over 200,000 women in our milien-US -en-US tary service (VFW Magazine), and the soften-US -en-US ening on the rules of gays and liberalizing its en-US standards have caused numerous problems. en-US This allowed the Social Engineers to infilen-US -en-US trate the military establishment. The role of en-US women on naval ships, especially submaen-US-en-US rines, have caused numerous social proben-US -en-US lems. The women in combat is very quesen-US en-UStionable. The Pentagon is cooking the en-US books to look good.en-US Now the latest decision of allowing turen-US -en-US bans and beards of certain groups in the US en-US military is being approved. When is the en-US Military going to wise up and not be Politen-US -en-US ically correct and return to honorable discien-US -en-US pline it has been traditionally known for. en-US We do not need more drones. We need en-US more men to protect our Homes. Men from en-US the draft who can hone their military skills. en-US Thoughts from a 100 percent Disabled Veten-US -en-US eran.en-USPlease note: The Rants and Raves section is dedicated to en-US readers who share their thoughts with other readers. The opinions en-US included are not those of Hometown News or its employees. Photo by Sevin Bullwinkle en-USFort Pierce P.A.L. Executive Director Paul Pearson dances with Fort en-US Pierce Police Chief Diane Hobley-Burney at the 12th annual Treaen-US -en-US sure Coast Police Officers Ball, honoring Treasure Coast law en-US enforcement officers while raising awareness to the mission of the en-US Police Athletic League.en-USEnjoying the ball


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en-US 8 Photos by Sevin Bullwinkle/staff photographer en-USAbove: Brianna Mast, her husband Conen-US-en-US gressman Brian Mast and Commissioner en-US Jeremiah Johnson.en-US Right: The 8th Annual Dancing With Our en-US P.A.Ls Dancers and Professionals. From en-US left, the gentleman Monolo Soler, Oswald en-US Welsh, Patrick Esper, Jake Sanders, Calen-US-en-US vin Turnquest, Craig Calvin, James en-US Frederique, Rupert Blackwood and Elliot en-US Acosta. The ladies, Anette Strothers, en-US Michelle Leckenbush, Janine Rivera, en-US Desiree Tress Plythe Freedman, Gusti en-US Labate-Deneau, Kallee Jackson and Lisa en-US Jones-Grose.en-USThe 12th annual Treasure Coast en-US Police Officers Ball, honoring en-US Treasure Coast law enforcement en-US officers while raising awareness en-US to the mission of the Police en-US Athletic League, was held at Fort en-US Pierces PAL Center on Saturday, en-US March 27. Filing Playgrounds en-US Not Prisons, PAL is a nonprofit en-US organization dedicated to supen-US -en-US porting education and athletic en-US activities in the inen-US teresten-US en-US ofen-US en-US nurturen-US -en-US ingen-US en-US trusten-US en-US anden-US en-US understandingen-US en-US betweenen-US en-US policeen-US en-US officersen-US en-US anden-US en-US youthen-US. en-US Forten-US en-US Pierceen-US en-US PALen-US en-US providesen-US en-US multipleen-US en-US programsen-US en-US toen-US en-US overen-US en-US 500en-US en-US ofen-US en-US Forten-US en-US Pierceen-USen-US sen-US en-US youthen-US.en-USHaving a ball en-USChanell Norris with her husband, Fort Pierce Police Depen-US -en-US uty Chief Kenny Norris. Meet Flex and Devlin Flex and Devlin   area four year old brother sister pair who have waited more than a en-USyear to find a home together. They are very playful and people friendly but they do en-US not get along with dogs. They are devoted to each other and must find a home with en-US room for two. Their adoption fee has been paid by a Guardian Angel so meet them en-US and fall in love. Meet them at Dogs and Cats Forever in Fort Pierce.en-USLooking for a home sweetener.   A good rule of thumb is to include en-USwhole, natural foods in place of too many proen-US -en-US cessed foods.en-US Improving overall well-being requires a lifeen-US-en-US long commitment to healthful lifestyle behaven-US -en-US iors, including daily physical activity. Parents en-US can encourage their children to spend time en-US each day on fun, physical activities that include en-US running, jumping, dancing, or skipping. Parents en-US and their children can participate in a physical en-US activity together like playing ball at the park, en-US rollerskating or rollerblading, riding bikes or en-US even just walking together.en-US Reward your children with trips to the beach en-US or park rather than using food as a reward, en-US said Mrs. Chrulski. This will help to encourage en-US an active lifestyle as a positive choice while en-US avoiding emotional attachments to food.en-US For more information about nutrition and en-US National Nutrition Month, visit the Academy of en-US Nutrition and Dietetics website at www.eatright.en-US org.en-USLicensed teen drivers can en-US take Teen Driver Challenge en-US to improve their skillsen-USSt. Lucie County licensed teen drivers can improve their defensive driving skills   by taking en-USthe Teen Driver Challenge on May 11 and 13.en-US The course will take place Thursday, May 11 en-US with a classroom session from 5:30-7:30 p.m. en-US at the St. Lucie County Sheriffs Office, 4700 W. en-US Midway Road, Fort Pierce, and a hands-on en-US driving session Saturday, May 13, from 8 a.m. en-US to 5 p.m. at the Indian River State College Puben-US -en-US lic Safety Training Complex on Kirby Loop en-US Road.en-US Classes are free, but space is limited. Details en-US and registration forms are on the St. Lucie en-US County Sheriffs Office website, http://www.en-US Information is also available en-US by calling the Training Unit at (772) 462-3607.en-US Completed forms should be returned to: en-US Training Unit, St. Lucie County Sheriffs Office, en-US 4700 W. Midway Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34981 en-US or faxed to: (772) 462-3615.en-US If the registration is faxed, the teen driver en-US must bring the original copy of the registration en-US to the first class.en-US The completed application can also be en-US scanned and e-mailed to fagec@stluciesheriff.en-US com.en-USOne Walk Treasure Coast en-US coming up for diabetes en-US research, educationen-USJDRF will hold its 15th annual One Walk en-US Treasure Coast to benefit diabetes research en-US and education on Saturday, April 8 at Flagler en-US Park, 201 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. en-US Registration and check in begins at 9 a.m. en-US with the walk beginning at 10 a.m. There will en-US also be free parking and fun for families and en-US kids of all ages including music, games, and en-US breakfast and lunch for all attendees. The walk en-US route is a 5K (3.2 miles) along Dixie Highway en-US and back over the Roosevelt Bridge.en-US One Walk is JDRFs largest fundraising event en-US and the most significant fundraising program en-US for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research in the world. en-US T1D is a chronic, autoimmune disease that en-US strikes children and adults suddenly, makes en-US them insulin dependent for life and can lead to en-US serious and often life-threatening complicaen-US-en-US tions. The goal of JDRF is to fund research in en-US the search of a cure for diabetes and until that en-US time, provide better treatments for those en-US impacted by the disease.en-US Together, One Walk in Palm Beach County en-US and the Treasure Coast are expected to raise en-US more than $760,000. The Treasure Coast site en-US alone is projected to raise over $100,000. en-US You can register for One Walk at www.walk.en-US For more information, call Lora Hazelen-US-en-US wood at (561) 801-7271; e-mail lhazelwood@en-US or visit en-USNotesen-USFrom page 2


en-US 9 772.465.5656A Very Special Delivery?Share the good news with your friends and neighbors. Baby Announcement! The perfect gift for a fun evening with friends See all available gift certificates Gift Certificates50% OFFSave BIG On Local Favorites Wellness Exams Spay & Neuter Vaccinations Preventative Care Dentistry Soft Tissue Surgery Radiography Microchipping Medical Boarding Pain Management Pharmacy709 N. US1 PELICAN CENTER US1 & SEAWAY DR. FORT PIERCE, FL 772-242-8320 OFFICE VISITS ONLY$40OFFICE HOURS: Drs. Hours..M, T, Th & F 8am-6pm Reception Only..Wed 8am-6pm Saturdays..8am-4pm Closed SundaysDr. Michael OConnor, D.V.M. Voted Best Veterinary Clinic by the Readers of Ft. Pierce Answering some common questions en-USCen-USleaning viruses has become an en-US almost daily task. Hardly a week en-US goes by where I dont have to go en-US head to head with yet another infected en-US system and it seems like I hear the same en-US questions just about every time. I thought I en-US would gather some of the most common en-US questions that I hear and (without getting en-US too technical) try to answer them here. en-US First question; why do people take the en-US time to create these things in the first place? en-US Well, outright theft is one reason. The en-US rogue antivirus epidemic that has been en-US going on for some time now makes a first en-US attempt right off the bat to trick the end en-US user into giving up the credit card number en-US with the false promise of fixing an infection en-US that doesnt exist. Yet. en-US Some viruses forward SPAM at an en-US exponential rate by using infected systems en-US as relays and one of the most widespread en-US viruses will actually conscript your en-US machine into a vast zombie army called a en-US Bot-Net which is controlled (along with en-US millions of other infected machines) by a en-US Bot-Herder. The Bot-Herder can then use en-US all of these machines at once to attack a en-US corporate or government network, spread en-US out power needed to crack passwords, en-US harvest information for identity theft and en-US more. en-US Those are just a couple reasons but one en-US thing is clear, there is often a great deal of en-US sophistication in many of these infections en-US that isnt readily visible from the infected en-US machine. en-US Some questions I hear often arent really en-US questions but more like assumption; I en-US dont open email attachments so I should en-US be OK, right? And I dont go to anyplace en-US unseemly so Im safe, right?en-US It is true viruses still rely on email to en-US replicate so its good not to open attachen-US -en-US ments from people you dont know but if en-US you are running a typical machine running en-US typical software there are certain security en-US exploits that viruses will look for if you are en-US connected to the network. Also, you dont en-US have to go anywhere unseemly to run into en-US an infected advertisement. One strategy en-US they use is to run a legitimate ad on a en-US popular website and switch the ad out with en-US infected code. en-US Just about every machine I clean has an en-US antivirus program installed so I hear this en-US question all the time; I have an up to date en-US antivirus program installed? How did I get en-US infected? en-US Not all antivirus programs are up to the en-US job. Popular programs like McAfee, Norton en-US and others cost money for a subscription en-US but rate very poorly on the protection level en-US and often bring a computer to a halt by en-US using up so many resources. Without en-US hesitation I remove these programs and en-US replace them with a free antivirus that is en-US light weight and effective. Even AVG en-US (which I had recommended for years) has en-US become too bloated and now en-US causes more problems than it en-US fixes. I have 3 free antivirus en-US alternatives that I currently en-US recommend Microsofts en-US Security Essentials (also en-US known as Windows Defenden-US -en-US er), Avast, Avira and All 3 are en-US free, self maintaining and use en-US very little resources they en-US wont slow your machine en-US down. en-US The next thing to consider en-US is that new viruses are en-US released daily but it can often en-US take an antivirus company en-US several days to come up with en-US a definition leaving all of us en-US vulnerable in the mean time. en-US And finally; how can you en-US keep your system safe in the en-US future? en-US Use an antivirus that works and make en-US sure it is updating itself daily. Then, keep en-US your operating system up to date as many en-US security holes are patched in the updates. en-US Dont load up on multiple security proen-US -en-US grams! More is not better; most security en-US programs are bloated and they all expect to en-US be the final authority on what goes on in en-US a machine. They dont share that responsien-US -en-US bility easily and often will conflict and en-US cancel each other out. One antivirus along en-US with the operating systems built in firewall en-US is fine. en-US And finally, beware of any message that en-US pops up telling you that you have a problem en-US and telling you to call a number to get it en-US fixed. On the other end of the phone en-US number is a talented con artist waiting for en-US your call and the phone number is a dead en-US giveaway genuine error or security en-US messages dont have a phone number! If en-US theres an alarming message telling you to en-US call a number to get it fixed, its a scam. en-US Well, thats just a few of the questions I en-US get asked all the time, I know there are en-US more. I hope I answered them to your en-US satisfaction. If you have more questions or en-US need clarification on something, email me; en-US Ill be happy to answer. en-US Sean McCarthy fixes computers. He can en-US be reached at 888-752-9049 or en-UShelp@en-US en-US (no hyphens!) COMPUTE THIS en-USSEAN MCCARTHY Want to keep up-to-date weekly on the events and news in your area?Sign-up for our e-newsletter! Simply send an email Write NEWSLETTER in the subject line Around Your e-newsletter


en-US 10 en-USTREASURE COAST Indian River State en-US College has been selected as one of the en-US nations high-performing colleges to particien-US -en-US pate in the prestigious Frontier Set program. en-US IRSC will partner with 31 higher education en-US institutions to share best practices to en-US improve student outcomes. This recognien-US -en-US tion from the Aspen Institute for College en-US Excellence marks a recent sequence of honen-US-en-US ors for IRSC, including designation as a Top en-US Three Finalist with Distinction for the 2017 en-US Aspen Prize. Frontier Set is an integral part en-US of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundations en-US effort to increase post-secondary credential en-US and degree attainment.en-US Community College members of the en-US Frontier Set receive a four-year grant of en-US $630,000 managed by the Aspen Institute of en-US College Excellence Program.en-US As a Frontier Set college, IRSC was recogen-US -en-US nized for improving student success rates, en-US degree completion, and transition to the en-US workforce. The 12 Frontier Set community en-US colleges were selected out of 49 exceptional en-US community colleges invited to apply out of a en-US national pool of 1,100 public institutions. en-US Invited colleges demonstrated graduation en-US rates above the national average, strong en-US improvement in student retention and comen-US -en-US pletion and a significant percentage of stuen-US-en-US dents receiving Federal Pell grants based on en-US family income.en-US IRSC is honored to join the Frontier Set en-US network and collaborate with exceptional en-US higher education institutions around the en-US country to close achievement gaps and en-US model a pathway to student success, said en-US Dr. Edwin R. Massey, IRSC President. en-US Frontier Set members have committed to en-US sharing what works and why it works to en-US help students reach their full potential.en-US The Frontier Set colleges will focus on en-US building pathways for students from entry en-US to exit that lead to transfer to a four-year en-US college or directly into a career.en-US In addition to the Frontier Set and several en-US other higher education initiatives, the Colen-US -en-US lege Excellence Program also administers en-US the Aspen Prize for Community College en-US Excellence which has been awarded every en-US two years since 2011. IRSC has been named en-US as an Aspen Prize finalist in two consecutive en-US cycles in 2015 and 2017. The Aspen Instien-US -en-US tute College Excellence Program is among a en-US handful of other national organizations that en-US are serving as intermediary support parten-US -en-US ners in the Frontier Set. LAKEWOOD PARK UNITED METHODIST CHURCHMEET OUR PASTOR AND HIS WIFEPastor Thomas and Cindy Fulleromas accepted Christ as his Savior in 1981, shortly aer he felt a calling and decided to become a pastor. He has faithfully served as pastor for the past 35 years. Born in Ohio where Tom and his wife Cindy of 43 years served at two local churches. ey decided to move on to Florida in 1990 and have since served a total of ve churches spreading the gospel all over the state. is includes their newest church home at Lakewood Park United Methodist Church. Pastor Tom states he would like people to discover the existence of the Love in the fellowship at the church. Also to see growth in all areas: In Love, In Mission, In Helping the Community and In Faithfulness to serving Christ. He has many interests including history, aviation and music. Pastor Tom believes that one of his best qualities is being down to earth. He hopes he demonstrates this in his sermons and in his mannerisms. Lakewood Park United Methodist Church is very unique in that it is a very traditional church without a lot of ashy trappings but at the same time still growing and very vibrant. All churches are a unique expression of the people and personalities. When planning and writing his sermons, Pastor Tom begins with a Biblical text and then ties it in with his reading, study and various observations of people and of the world. Pastor Tom loves being a pastor and feels it is a privilege and is very thankful to have been called to serve the Lord in this way. His wife Cindy is a Registered Nurse and she believes it is her main duty to always support her husband and to be a mother and grandmother to her family. WE WELCOME YOU TO JOIN USEvery Sunday Morning Service 10:30am We are Located: 5405 Turnpike Feeder Rd., Ft. Pierce FLPhone: 772-465-1187 Website: College selected for prestigious program en-USAwarded by the Aspen en-US Institute, Frontier Set en-US recognizes exceptional en-US colleges improving en-US student successen-USFor Hometown en-USFORT PIERCE Keep Fort Pierce Beautien-US -en-US ful, which builds and sustains a clean, green en-US and a more beautiful Fort Pierce is gearing en-US up for the 2017 Great American Cleanup. en-US Entering its 19th year, the Great American en-US Cleanup is the countrys largest community en-US improvement program that kicks off in en-US more than 20,000 communities each spring.en-US This years event will take place on Saturen-US -en-US day, April 1st from 8:00 a.m. to noon at PAL en-US Park located at 903 S. 21st Street in Fort en-US Pierce. All volunteers will be assigned to a en-US team to tackle various improvement projen-US-en-US ects throughout our community. Each volen-US -en-US unteer will receive a free t-shirt and safety en-US supplies, and the first 300 volunteers will en-USalso receive a goody bag. Volunteers will en-US enjoy a FREE grilled lunch and refreshing en-US drinks provided by Fort Pierce Utilities en-US Authority.en-US It is extremely important to have our en-US Fort Pierce residents come out and volunen-US-en-US teer to keep Fort Pierce beautiful. We had en-US over 250 volunteers last year and we are en-US looking to increase that number this year, en-US Executive Director of Keep Fort Pierce en-US Beautiful Paul Bertram said.en-US Each year, the Keep America Beautiful en-US Great American Cleanup engages more en-US than 4 million volunteers and participants en-US across the country to take action in their en-US local communities to create positive change en-US and lasting impact. en-US For volunteer information, please visit en-US Pierce-Beautifulen-US or call 772-467-3821.en-USVolunteers take action en-US to renew Fort Pierceen-USFor Hometown Florida Jay Watch is a citizen science program that uses volunteers to conduct field surveys of Florida Scrub-Jays. For more information, call (772) 785-5833 or email, APRIL 8 St. Lucie Audubon Society Birding Outing: 'Flamingo Quest,' hosted by St. Lucie and Everglades Audubon Society with expert guides familiar with the area. Location is STA-2 (Storm Treatment Area) in Palm Beach County. Meet at 7:15 a.m. at the Burlington store parking lot, 1363 N.W. St. Lucie West Blvd., Port St. Lucie, and carpool (four people per car, leaving promptly at 7:30 a.m.); actual tour start time is 10:30 a.m. and it will be 3.5 hours. Advance signup required by March 25. Requested donation of $5 to Audubon Society of Everglades. See St. Lucie Audubon website for more information: www. Historical Hammocks Hike: 8-10 a.m., Sweetwater Hammock Preserve, 4100 South 25th Street, Fort Pierce. For more information or to register, call (772) 4622526, visit, or email Port St. Lucie Anglers Club Kids Fishing Tournament: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, 2410 S.E. Westmoreland Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Registration required. For more information and to register, call (772) 337-1959 or visit Treasure Coast Career & Job Fair: For skilled trades, professional and entry level positions, students, and veterans. Open to the public from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wolf High Technology Center, Indian River State College, 2400 S.E. Salerno Road, Stuart. (Open to veterans and pre-registered jobseekers at 8:30 a.m.) For more information, visit page 3


en-US 11 St. Lucie Outboard Marine Since 1979 New Location with SAME GREAT SERVICE! Owned & Operated by Bud & Vicky Tillman Mon. thru Fri. 8am-5pm Sat. 9am-2pm Stop by Today!!!SALES SERVICE WARRANTY 2016 2016 C H O I C E R E A D E R S 2015 2015 C H O I C E R E A D E R S R E A D E R S C H O I C E 2013 2014 2013 2014 4750 S. US 1 Ft Pierce 7724641440 MOTORS Evinrude Johnson Honda Suzuki Yamaha Factory Certied Technicians Factory Parts Department SHIPS STORE Marine and Boat Accessories TRAILERS EZ Loader Float on Voted Best Sales and Service Marine Store 2015 2015 C H O I C E R E A D E R S 2016 2016 C H O I C E R E A D E R S OPEN EASTER SUNDAYEASTER SPECIAL2 Eggs + Large Ham Slice Toast, Biscuit or Pancake, Homefries or Grits, Coee or TeaAPRIL 16TH$9.25Reg. Menu Available1011 Seaway Dr., S. Beach Plaza 772-460-2810 R E A D E R S C H O I C E 2013 2014 2013 2014 Entry Name: Phone: Form Address: Age: 5059 Turnpike Feeder Rd. Fort Pierce, FL 34951Easter Coloring ContestEntries due by 4/14/17. Winners chosen 3-6 age, 7-9 age, and 10-12 age. Winners announced in 4/21/17 edition. Little Bunny watched the kids fly their kites from the bit hill over the meadow every year. As the days got warmer and the wind picked up, Little Bunny knew the kids would soon be running and watching their beautiful colored kites stretched high across the blue sky. But this year would be different. Little Bunny was determined to find out where the kites when they flew high in the sky. So little Bunny hid in the tall grass just on the edge of the hill and waited...and waited...and waited. The sun was high in the sky and puffy white clouds floated here and there. Little Bunny heard the laughter of the kids and soon the sky was filled with colored kites of all shapes and sizes. Little Bunny waited patiently for one of the kits to break loose from the children's grip and in a flash he ran over and grabbed the string to the kite. But instead of floating down to the ground, the kite string got tangled around Little Bunny's foot. A but gust of wind came and took the kite and Little Bunny, far up in the sky. The floated for miles and then landed in a very strange but beautiful place. Little Bunny was amazed. The grass was so green, the trees were all perfectly shaped, the sky was rainbow colored and there were decorated eggs lying everywhere. It was awesome! Little Bunny was confused by very curious. He explored this new land with caution. He saw colorful birds, duckies and chicks having fun and being happy. Suddenly, one baby chick noticed Little Bunny and yelled, "I found him. He's over here." "Who are you?" asked the baby chick. "I'm Little Bunny, Where am I?, he asked. "You're in Easterland where everything and everyone is happy...all the time," said the baby chick. "Sounds wonderful," said the Little Bunny. "We saw you land in the meadow. Easter Bunny wants to see you immediately," demanded baby chick. "Who's the Easter Bunny?," asked Little Bunny. "You'll see," said baby chick as he led Little Bunny across the meadow and down the hill to a very large tree in the forest. "We saw you fly down and land in our meadow. You must have magical powers. What is your name?" said Easter Bunny to Little Bunny. "My name is Little Bunny but I'm not magical I just got a ride on the kite and it brought me here," said Little Bunny. "Whatever the reasons for you being here, I believe it is a miracle. You see, Little Bunny, I am very old and tired and I need someone to take my place as the new Easter Bunny. You will deliver all the Easter baskets to the children and spread good cheer and hope and love,: said Easter Bunny, "You are chosen as the new Easter Bunny. Now go and find baby chick and he will show you what to do to prepare for your journey. He has all the instructions you need to bring hope and love to all the children in the world. Good Luck Little Bunny," said the Easter Bunny. So Little Bunny, now the new Easter Bunny, did his job well. Everyone got their Easter baskets on time. They also got a little stuffed bunny in every basket to show the love and kindness that they should spread to everyone they know. Thank You Little Bunny. By Denice Vlachos Prizes Sponsored BySAFARI Mini Golf & Games Little Bunny and the Kite Mail or bring in entries to: Hometown News


en-US 12 FREE SUBSCRIPTION FREE DELIVERY MORE CIRCULATION MORE READERS MORE RESULTS! Call us at 866.913.6397or go to our website with four other surrounding agencies in en-USFort Pierce, Martin County, Port St. Lucie en-US and Stuart and all those areas are experiencen-US -en-US ing a high volume of overdoses as well en-US and were putting our resources together en-US and targeting those mid-level and en-US upper-level dealers.en-US Albury was charged with possession of a en-US weapon by a convicted felon, trafficking in en-US heroin, possession of marijuana and possesen-US-en-US sion of drug paraphernalia, and he was en-US booked into the St. Lucie County Jail on a en-US $91,500 bond, but that was increased to en-US $203,000 by Judge Thomas J. Walsh. Lt. en-US Hester said Albury was making a concocen-US -en-US tion of heroin and fentanyl in a bowl in his en-US bedroom and putting it in caplets to be sold en-US and the combination often proves to be en-US deadly because dealers dont measure the en-US drugs or care what effect they have on users.en-US Sheriff Mascara attended a National Sheren-US -en-US iffs Association Conference in 2015 and en-US said he was warned at the time by his colen-US -en-US leagues in the northeast about the increased en-US trafficking in heroin and fentanyl. We Floren-US -en-US ida sheriffs were kind of in the dark because en-US we hadnt experienced it yet, and they said en-USwe had better fasten our seat-belts because en-US its coming, he said.en-US Since then, an increased attention has en-US been paid to the drugs, both in the news and en-US by law enforcement professionals. SLCSO en-US Special Investigations Unit deputies now en-US carry Narcan which is used to help users en-US overcome the effects of an overdose and en-US each overdose is investigated by canvassing en-US the neighborhood, gathering data and en-US determining the nexus of distribution, Lt. en-US Hester said. Sheriff Mascara said many lives en-US have been saved by using Narcan but overen-US -en-US doses continue to rise in St. Lucie County en-US with 18 in unincorporated areas just this en-US year.en-US Were building intelligence to go after en-US dealers, and that is our biggest priority is en-US getting these dealers who are selling large en-US amounts of heroin in our community and en-US we want those who are addicted to seek out en-US treatment, Sheriff mascara said. But the en-US only answer for the dealers is to put them en-US behind bars for a long time, confiscating en-US their drugs and money and putting them en-US out of business.en-US Dealers are in our crosshairs and were en-US coming for them.en-US For more information about the St. Lucie en-US County Sheriffs Office, please visit en-US www.en-US or call 772-462-7300.en-USSheriffen-USFrom page 1 Photos by Sevin Bullwinkle/staff photographer en-USJohn and Jill Tenbroeck look for their perfect bowl. Paws and Claws 4H Club members Emily Noelke, 16, Angela Noelke en-USof Fort Pierce and Sheryl Wimer of Port St. Lucie. Fort Pierce Central High School students Gabriella Borges, 15, and en-USKylie Keenan, 18, serve chicken noodle soup to people that have en-US purchased a hand-crafted bowl. en-USThe 10th Annual Empty Bowls Project to benefit The Treaen-US -en-US sure Coast Food Bank was held at the Farmers Market in en-US downtown Fort Pierce on Saturday, March 18. This years en-US event featured a silent auction of handmade ceramic bowls en-US autographed by entertainment and sports celebrities. Eleen-US-en-US mentary through high school students made ceramic bowls en-US offered for sale at the market. For $15, buyers receive the en-US hand-made bowl of their choice filled with soup prepared by en-US culinary students from Fort Pierce Central High School.en-USEmpty bowls fill empty bellies


BREAKFASTStarting At$3.00 Coee $1.00 with Meal Live Music Friday & Saturday Nights 6 9 p.m. Karaoke Mon Wed Nights 6 8 p.m. 2015 2015 C H O I C E R E A D E R S 2016 2016 C H O I C E R E A D E R S Come on over for a Fun Time! Spring on in for delicious homemade dishes for breakfast lunch and dinner! LUNCHStarting At$5.00DINNERStarting At$9.00 ARIES March 21/April 20 en-USAries, take your time on a particular project en-US that requires more than just a cursory glance. en-US Enlist the help of a partner or coworker if you en-US need assistance.en-USTAURUS April 21/May 21en-USTaurus, if your patience is in short supply, hunen-US -en-US ker down and try to ride out the week. You can en-US make it through if you keep your eyes on the en-US prize.en-USGEMINI May 22/June 21en-USGemini, romantic gestures may need to be en-US put on hold until you can devote enough time en-US to treating that special someone in the right en-US fashion. This will give you more time for planen-US -en-US ning.en-USCANCER June 22/July 22en-USCancer, pretty soon your schedule could be en-US upended and you will have to find new coping en-US mechanisms. It might be a struggle in the en-US beginning, but soon you will bounce back.en-USLEO July 23/Aug. 23en-USTake a few moments to unwind when you can, en-US Leo. It has been a busy time for you and you en-US need to seek respite whenever you can -even en-US if it's only for a few minutes.en-USVIRGO Aug. 24/Sept. 22en-USThink ahead to later in the week, Virgo. Do you en-US have important plans? Try not to burn the canen-US -en-US dle at both ends now so you can have more en-US energy down the road.en-USLIBRA Sept. 23/Oct. 23en-USLibra, you may be called upon to take a leaden-US -en-US ership role or start making more of the tough en-US decisions in a relationship. You have to conen-US -en-USHoroscopes Dining en-US&en-US Entertainmenten-USFRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2017 en-US FORT PIERCEen-US WWW.HOMETOWNNEWSOL.COM PAGE 13Out & about en-USFRIDAY, MARCH 31en-US en-US Chinese Calligraphy Classes:en-US 11 a.m. en-US to 12:30 p.m., March 17 and March 31, Fort en-US Pierce Branch Library, 101 Melody Lane, en-US Fort Pierce. Instructor Jeany Sawyer learned en-US calligraphy as part of her basic education in en-US Taiwan and has taught classes at ArtMundo en-US in downtown Fort Pierce. This free program is en-US geared toward adults. All materials will be en-US provided. en-US For more information, call (772) en-US 462-1615 or visit en-US, MARCH 31 SUNDAY, APRIL 2en-USen-US 'If Broadway Just Danced: Tarzan and en-US Grease:'en-US Presented by Port St. Lucie High en-US School Dance Department, 1201 S.E. Jaguar en-US Lane, Port St. Lucie. Enjoy musical numbers en-US from 'Grease' and 'Tarzan' through the art of en-US dance. Shows are Friday and Saturday at 7 en-US p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15. en-US For more information, call PSLHS main en-US office, (772) 334-6770, or search for Port en-US St. Lucie High School dance department on en-US facebook.THROUGH SATURDAY, APRIL 1 Perfect Wedding: McAlpin Fine Arts Center, IRSC main campus, 3209 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce. Romantic comedy by Robin Hawdon focuses on a bridegroom who wakes next to a strange girl on the morning of his wedding, as the bride arrives. Show runs March 30 through April 1. Show times are 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, with a 2 p.m. show on Saturday. General admission tickets are $15. For more information, contact the IRSC box office at (772) 4624750 or visit SATURDAY, APRIL 1 Learning the Art of Bonsai: 10:30 a.m., Heathcote Botanical Gardens, 210 en-US Seeen-US en-US SCOPESen-US, page 18en-US See en-US OUT, page 15en-USFORT PIERCE 'Dance to the Movies,' Frien-US -en-US day, March 31, celebrates and reinvents some of en-US Hollywoods best musical moments on the silen-US -en-US ver screen. en-US Seven of TV and stages top choreographers en-US bring to life the classic movie dances of yesteren-US -en-US day with a fresh new vision. Starring Dancing en-US With The Stars Celebrity Pros, So You Think en-US You Can Dance top finalists and combining en-US forces with singing stars from American Idol en-US and The Voice, Dance To The Movies recreates en-US some of the most iconic characters and memoen-US -en-US rable musical moments from movies like West en-US Side Story, Grease, Chicago, Hairspray and en-US Moulin Rouge. With new, stunning dances to en-US scores from such movies as The Godfather, en-US Titanic, The Matrix and Les Misrables. Hosten-US -en-US ing this powerhouse production will be a movie en-US star from one of the celebrated musicals. A peren-US -en-US fect evening of cinema magic, live on stage at en-US the Sunrise Theatre.en-US The event will feature Dancing With The en-US Stars pros Anna Trebunskaya and Dmitry en-US Chaplin and special guest Star Lesley Ann Waren-US -en-US ren.en-US The show begins at 8 p.m. at the Sunrise Theen-US -en-US atre, 117 S. Second Street, Fort Pierce.en-US For more information about tickets and show en-US times, visit the Sunrise Theatre website at www.en-US show is a big hit on stage For Hometown News Save Money,Eat OUT! Save Money,Eat OUT!Save Money,Eat OUT! 50 % OFFGift Certificates50 % OFFGift Certificates


en-US 14 MondayAll You Can Eat Baby Back Ribs$999All Day & Night! Brendin Mead en-UScaught his first en-US Snook on his fifth en-US birthday while en-US fishing in the en-US Sebastian Inlet en-US with his dad, en-US Captain Brent en-US Mead with Sebasen-US -en-US tian Inlet Charen-US -en-US ters. en-USHelp us celebrate one of the Treasure Coasts most popular pastimes by submitting en-US a photo of your most recent catch straight from local waters.en-US Email a photo of you with your fish that is at least 1 MB or 300 dpi in size en-US to en-US Write CATCH OF THE WEEK in the subject line, and in the body of the email, en-US please include the following information:en-US Your name City you live in Age (if 18 or younger) Type of fish Approxien-US -en-US mate size of fish Area you caught the fish Phone number in case we have quesen-US -en-US tions (will not be printed)en-USNice en-US Catch! en-USFORT PIERCE Spring is the time for en-US festivals of all kinds, and one of the most en-US interesting happens in Fort Pierce this weeken-US -en-US end. The 6th Annual Oyster Festival will be en-US hosted on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. en-US and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the en-US Riverwalk in Downtown Fort Pierce.en-US We are looking to do a large scale artifien-US -en-US cial-reefing project in the area, said execuen-US -en-US tive director of Sealife Habitat Improvement en-US Project April Price, who has worked with en-US the Oyster Festival for the past six years. en-US We started this festival off to get our name en-US out at the time and so we could start raising en-US funds.en-US Sea-Life Habitat Improvement Project, en-US Inc. is a major part of the team, and organizen-US -en-US ers want to recognize Pirates of the Treasure en-US Coast, who also have jumped onboard. The en-US event is now a two-day festival and being on en-US the waterfront provides the perfect environen-US -en-US ment for patrons to enjoy all the delicious en-US oysters, seafood, land lubber food, live en-US music, arts and crafts and the childrens en-US area, along with the Great Coconut Float en-US Race which is hosted by the Manatee Obseren-US -en-US vation & Education Center, according to en-US the press release from the event.en-US We have a bunch of great art and craft en-US vendors and nautical-themed vendors and en-US lots of different oyster and seafood dishes en-USand live entertainment and music, said one en-US of the organizers, Kathy Gilbert. But the en-US big, new thing is that its going to two days, en-US this is the first time.en-US In the past, the event has exceeded 10,000 en-US attendees, and even more are expected this en-US year. In the first year, there were 80 cases of en-US oysters shucked during the event and last en-US year there were more than 200 or 15,000 en-US oysters which means more to replenish in en-US the reef projects. Our shuckers are rock en-US stars for this project, Ms. Price said.en-US The event is dedicated to saving oyster en-US shells, and contributes them tb2en-US o oyster reef restoration projects in St. en-US Lucie County, because oysters prove a major en-US filtration system for area waters. During the en-US first four years of the festival, organizers colen-US -en-US lected more than 3,800 gallons of oyster en-US shells that have been used on oyster reefing en-US efforts in the Indian River Lagoon.en-US We will be transitioning the promotions en-US over to the Pirates of the Treasure Coast en-US next year and they plan to keep it going, en-US Ms. Rice said. The Oyster Fest was orgaen-US -en-US nized for community recognition and geten-US -en-US ting the community involved. And the comen-US -en-US munity participation has been through the en-US roof.en-US The event will have a few extra features, en-US such as marine eco exhibits, childrens activen-US -en-US ities at the Manatee Center including their en-US Annual Great Coconut Float Race art, en-US music, vendors, cold beer and an array of en-US oysters served both cooked en-US and on the half shell. Food en-US vendors also will be shucking en-US and serving oysters during the en-US event.en-US There also will be special en-US brew crafted by Sailfish Brewen-US -en-US ing Company for the event, en-US which they also did last year. en-US There also is a Hook Kids on en-US Fishing event that day at the en-US Manatee Observation Center en-US provided by Anglers for Conen-US -en-US servation.en-US For more information about en-US the Oyster Festival, please visit en-US the Web site at en-US www.en-US ftpierceoysterfest.comen-US. The en-US event will be hosted at 600 N. en-US Indian River Drive in Fort en-US Pierce.en-USOyster Fest comes to en-US Riverwalk this weekend en-USfile photoen-USDave Bowen of Port St. Lucie, and Paul Massa, Kenny Gibbons and en-US Mike Behr of Fort Pierce shuck oysters at one of the oyster booths.en-US By Gaylon


en-US 15 Youre Always HOME At Sweeties! Great Food Served WithGood Old Fashioned Values Friendly Comfortable Atmosphere!Excellent Food For Every Budget!!!2625 S. US 1 Fort Pierce 772-828-3720Just like a family meal at Moms house! SPECIALS OPEN 7 DAYS 6AM-8PM BreakfastLunchDinnerHamburger & Fries Sweeties Crepes Three Delicate Crepe SImply served with whipped butter and syrup, choice of fruitPrime Rib DInner Fri-Sat-Sun Only $5.95Only $5.50 Only $14.95 2 Eggs, 2 Pancakes, 2 Strips of BaconOnly $4.99 en-USWingfest takes over Traditionen-USTRADITION For people who just cant en-US get enough chicken wings, the destination en-US next weekend is Tradition Square. The en-US eighth annual installment of the popular en-US event has been expanded for two days and en-US South Florida Event Management is teamen-US -en-US ing up with The Humane Society of St. en-US Lucie County to spread the wealth.en-US It used to be at the Port St. Lucie Civic en-US Center for the first five years and we reloen-US-en-US cated it to Tradition Square; the area has a en-US great demographic and is just a great comen-US -en-US munity, said event coordinator and owner en-US of South Florida Event Management Ryan en-US Strickland. The Humane Society will have en-US their pet-adoption-mobile on site promoten-US-en-US ing their organization and it is pet-friendly en-US for dogs on a leash or if people want to en-US bring their animals.en-US The event is expected to draw an attenen-US-en-US dance of 10,000 chicken-wing enthusiasts en-US and there is a little something for everybody en-US young and old. The day will be filled with en-US live music, arts and crafts vendors, cold en-US drinks and all the grilled and fried chicken en-US wings a person can imagine, but there also en-US will be alternate food options available to en-US patrons. There also will be awards handed en-US out for the peoples choice champion, en-US most-creative and hottest wing sauce. en-US Its the first time that its a two-day event, en-US and we wanted to expand it for the patrons en-US to have an additional day to come out and en-US be a part of it, Mr. Strickland said. There en-US will be more than a dozen local restaurants en-US participating and it is a rain-or-shine event.en-US The organization gets the wings from en-US Cheney Brothers and they are delivered en-US naked. The participating wing crafters will en-US be offering their sauces at the event, free of en-US charge, and patrons can sample the wings as en-US they desire. en-US Tickets start at $5 and children 10 and en-US under are free, and there will be bounce en-US houses, face-painting and knockerball for en-US attendees. People also can come out and en-US take photos with their favorite superheroes en-US provided by the Treasure Coast Cosplayers. en-US Tickets can be purchased in advance en-US through the Web site.en-US The event will be from April 8 to 9 from en-US noon to 9 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 7 en-USp.m. on Sunday at Tradition Square in Port en-US St. Lucie.en-US One of the other features of the event will en-US be a $25 ticket with a judge badge that en-US includes 30 wings, event admission and the en-US ability to participate in the judging and en-US there also will be a $30 bottomless beer en-US mug, for all the draft beer one can drink. en-US Other features include live music from en-US Oddessey (Saturday), Big Pine (Saturday), en-US Driven (Saturday), Quick Fix (Sunday), en-US Marijah and the Reggae Allstars (Sunday) en-US and Ladies of Soul (Sunday).en-US For more information about Wingfest, en-US please visit the Web site at en-US www.southfloren-US -en-US idawingfest.comen-US.en-USfile photoen-USBecky Gagaon dances with her daughter Paula Bigelowat the South en-US Florida Wingfest last year.. By Gaylon Savannah Road, Fort Pierce. Learn about the ancient artistry of Bonsai at this workshop by Heathcotes Bonsai Curator, Seth Nelson; introducing audiences to the delicate convergence of nature and creative expression. $10 for members, $20 for non-members. Must RSVP by calling (772) 464-4672. Jazz at the Gazebo: Fort Pierce Jazz and Blues Society presents Live Jazz at the Gazebo from 9 a.m. to noon, a free event at the Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society craft market off Indian River Drive and Orange Avenue in Fort Pierce. For more information, call (772) 460-5299 or visit Oxbows Earth Day Celebration Creative Workshops: These events will be hosted on April 1, April 8 and April 15 from 10 a.m. to noon, Oxbow Eco-Center, 5400 NE St. James Drive, Port St. Lucie. Looking to get involved? Feeling creative? Help the Oxbow prepare for the Earth Day celebration, design a costume for the Procession of the Species, or help create larger-than-life props from recyclable materials. Times and projects will vary. For more information, call (772) 785-5833 or email, APRIL 2 Memorial dedication: A Tribute to our Armed Forces will be hosted by Rio Lindo Garden Club of Port St. Lucie, The Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc., and The City of Port St. Lucie, cordially invite en-US Seeen-US en-US OUTen-US page 16en-USOuten-USFrom page 13


en-US 16 Celebrate the life of your loved ones with an ad in The Hometown News. Obituaries/Memorial Ads Death Notices Birthdays Graduations Birth Announcements & More! We have affordable rates starting as low as $100 for a 1/16th page ad size. Call Nichole Dash at (772) 467-4313 direct or call our toll-free number at: (800) 823-0466 ext. 319. You can also email me at FORT PIERCE In only three short en-USyears, the annual Chimpathons popularity en-US has spread across the globe. The 16K race, en-US which will take place April 9, is drawing en-US people from as far away as Sweden this year en-US and is growing by leaps and bounds.en-US The race has a unique course, which en-US allows participants to run through the Save en-US the Chimps area, which is the worlds largest en-US chimpanzee sanctuary. During the run, peoen-US-en-US ple get a chance to enjoy hearing the wonen-US-en-US derful sounds of pant hoots and watch the en-US chimpanzees roam as they run beside their en-US island homes, according to the Web site.en-US Weve had a great response to this event en-US and we have definitely seen it grow and it en-US has become a destination-run for people en-US and they fly in from all over the United en-US States and the world, said Save The Chimps en-US Development Manager Rebecca Rodriguez. en-US Its a way for people to get in and see what en-US we do with the chimps in the sanctuary and en-US this is one of the only ways.en-US It brings in people who are chimp lovers en-US and people who are race lovers and gives us en-US the opportunity to educate people who en-US might not have ever seen it before.en-US It is that combination of environmentalen-US-en-US ism and athleticism that is such a draw and en-US is one of few opportunities people will get to en-US visit the sanctuary, which is not open to the en-US public.Registration is limited to 700 particien-US-en-US pants, out of consideration for the sanctuen-US -en-US arys residents.en-US Its a one-of-a-kind race, Ms. Rodriguez en-US said. The race starts at the St. Lucie Fairen-US -en-US grounds and they run over the bridge and en-US down Okeechobee Boulevard and down to en-US the sanctuary, where we have a loop and at en-US one point there is the chimpanzee island on en-US both sides of the running path so you basien-US -en-US cally run through and out and back to the en-US fairgrounds.en-US More than 1,000 participantsjoined the en-US event overthe last two years, and helped en-US raise almost $90,000 and all the money en-US raised from the race benefits themore than en-US 250 rescued chimpanzees residing at Save en-US the Chimps.The race is an unusual 16K en-US because it is symbolic of the annual cost of en-US $16,000 to care for the chimpanzees. In the en-US first year, there were about 300 participants en-US and the race has grown to more than 500. en-US Its exciting, not only for the runners but en-US for the chimpanzees, too, Ms. Rodriguez en-US said. They get very excited to see the peoen-US-en-US ple running and its a form of enrichment en-US for them and something new for them to see en-US and experience; so its exciting for everyen-US-en-US body, not just the humans.en-US Every registrant receives a Chimpathon en-US T-shirt, a bandanna and a goodie bag filled en-US with an assortment of donated running supen-US-en-US plies and giveaways, and each finisher will en-US receive a collectible Chimpathon medal.en-US Chimpathon athletes who finish in the en-US top three overall spots and at the top of their en-US age divisions will receive trophies featuring en-US original chimpanzee artwork, a particularly en-US nice prize.en-US For more information about the Chimpaen-US -en-US thon, please visit the website at en-USwww.savetheen-US-en-US has become a destination for runners Photos by Sevin Bullwinkle/staff photographer en-USDoc is the 2017 Chimpathon mascot. en-USBy Gaylon Beth, a 33-year-old member of en-USthe Rufus family, paints for the en-US upcoming Chimpathon.everyone to attend the dedication of the Blue Star Memorial Highway Marker, at 2 p.m., at the Port St. Lucie Veterans Memorial Park, 2100 S.E. Veterans Memorial Parkway, Port St. Lucie. (In case of rain the program will be held at the Port St. Lucie Community Center, 2195 S.E. Airoso Blvd., Port St. Lucie.)TUESDAY, APRIL 4 Ambassadors of Swing: Easter parade and spring themed evening from the big dance band will begin at 7 p.m. at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center, 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place, Port St. Lucie. Tickets are available online in advance for $8 or at the door, if available, for $10. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. For more information, call the box office at (772) 807-4488 or visit Jazz Jam: Presented by Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society at Black Box at Sunrise Theatre, 117 S. Second Street, Fort Pierce, from 7-10 p.m. on Tuesdays through June 27. Full bar available, $7 cover, $6 for members. 7-10 p.m. For more information and updates, visit, APRIL 5 Marine Science in the Morning lecture: 'Little Animals, Big Insights: Using softsediment communities as a proxy for environmental health' with Dr. Jessica Lunt of the Smithsonian Marine Station. 8:30-10 a.m., St. Lucie County Aquarium, 420 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce. Meant for adults. Advance registration required because space is limited. Free with paid admission; coffee and light refreshments at 8:30 a.m., lecture begins at 9 a.m. For more information, visit Jazz Jams at the Gardens: Presented by the Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, 2410 S.E. Westmoreland Blvd., Port St. Lucie. All are welcome. $6 cover, $5 for members. For more information, call (772) 337-1959 or visit en-US Weekly Latin Dance:en-US Every Wednesday en-US night, 8-11 p.m., Midtown Grill & Bar, Fort en-US Pierce. Salsa, Merengue, Bachata. $5. en-USFor en-US more information, (703) 402-3645.en-USFRIDAY, APRIL 7 Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful Appreciation Night: First Data Field, 525 N.W. Peacock Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Bring two non-perishable food items to receive a free ticket to the St. Lucie Mets game; food will help the Treasure Coast Food Bank. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., game starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.cityofpsl. com Friday Fest: 5:30-9 p.m., Fort Pierces Marina Square, the first Friday of every month, weather permitting. For more information, visit en-US Food Truck Invasion:en-US This event is en-US hosted at Tradition Square on the first and en-US third Friday of the month from 5 p.m. to 9:30 en-US p.m. Catch us as we invade Tradition in Port en-US St Lucie. Well have the food trucks parked at en-US Tradition Square. This is a huge outdoor en-US picnic where food trucks of different origins, en-US cuisine and menus prepare food that is en-US cooked to order. Its not fast food and a en-US bunch of these trucks are run by chefs. A en-US great deal of fusion cuisine, comfort foods en-US and sweet treats to choose from. Be sure to en-US bring your folding chairs or blankets to picnic en-US on the lawn at Tradition Town Hall. en-USSeeen-US en-US OUTen-US page 17en-USOuten-USFrom page 15


en-US 17 en-USTen-UShe first day of the fourth month of en-US every year is a time when strange en-US happenings occur. This year is no en-US exception. At Bushwood Golf and Country en-US Club in Farfaraway, New Jersey, sides have en-US been taken with regard to the clubs lone en-US mime member.en-US Yes, I said mime. Gerard Pardoo is a en-US student of the late, great Marcel Marceau en-US and a long-standing member at Bushwood. en-US The problem seems to be that the other en-US members at this prestigious club no longer en-US wish to see Pardoo and his antics.en-US It started about a year ago when he en-US petitioned the club to have a member/mime en-US tournament, said Club President Joseph en-US Knowitall. We have traditionally had a en-US member/guest, but he wished to expand it en-US to have mimes playing with every member. en-US That was simply not acceptable to the rest en-US of our membership.en-US Now, in court papers filed on the first of en-US this month, the club is taking action to en-US expel Pardoo and revoke his membership. en-US The documents filed cite that he is a en-US distraction when playing, that he never en-US speaks to anyone and that his makeup en-US scares the children of other club members.en-US Pardoos response, sent through his en-US attorney, states, I have never been anything en-US but the perfect member. Never have I en-US voiced my opinions out loud. When I play I en-US always hear the female members gossiping en-US and interrupting the quiet others need to en-US hit their shots. I do no such thing. You will en-US never hear so much as a peep out of me and en-US I am always respectful.en-US In a counter suit, Bushwoods members en-US offer a slightly different version.en-US "He used to be fun to play with, but now en-US he is trying too hard, said one member en-US who asked not to be identified. My en-US daughter loved him when she was really en-US small. Now, when he plays in the summer en-US and his makeup runs from sweating in the en-US heat, he looks very scary. He made my en-US daughter cry the last time she saw him. She en-US calls him the scary clown.en-US Pardoos attorney responded, A clown? en-US Seriously? This just goes to show you the en-US lack of understanding these people have for en-US my client. A mime is nothing like a clown. en-US A mime is a true artist, not a birthday party en-US sideshow!en-US However, the complaints are coming in en-US from more than just one member.en-US Knowitall continued, Our members are en-US complaining that his act is wearing thin. en-US Every time after hitting his tee shot he will en-US not leave the tee box without going through en-US the whole Im stuck in an invisible box en-US routine.en-US He then makes someone from the group en-US go to his cart, remove the key and come en-US unlock the invisible door so that he can en-US leave the tee box. Its funny on the first hole, en-US but gets quite old about the third time.en-US Other complaints about Pardoo include en-US having to use an en-US imaginary rope to pull en-US himself out of bunkers. en-US Members say that he en-US always requires one or en-US more players in his en-US group to help pull on en-US the rope to get him out en-US of the trap.en-US The court docuen-US -en-US ments also state that en-US Pardoo has become a en-US hazard on the course. en-US He never yells Fore! en-US when he hits a en-US wayward shot, states en-US the clubs champion, en-US Dave Shooter. I was en-US hit once by one of his en-US many poor drives and en-US he said nothing. He just stood there holding en-US up four fingers and then shrugged his en-US shoulders.en-US He also holds up play, said another en-US member. If his putt just misses and stops en-US within an inch or two from going in, he will en-US drop to the ground and use some sort of en-US pantomime to get the ball to go in the hole. en-US He pretends to pull on a string thats en-US attached to the ball, or to use an imaginary en-US pool cue to knock the ball in. He thinks its en-US darn funny that were waiting to putt and en-US hes going through this garbage. Next time en-US he pulls one of his stunts in my group, Im en-US going to toss him in one of the lakes.en-US Pardoos written response to these en-US accusations was simple. Im using mime en-US telepathy. Its like mental telepathy but en-US better (smiley face). As for throwing me in en-US a lake, Im not scared, I will just put myself en-US in an airtight bubble and stroll out of the en-US lake. Besides, with all the balls these en-US numbskulls hit into the water, it cant be en-US very deep.en-US So the sides have been drawn in what en-US could be a long and very nasty battle en-US between the members at Bushwood. Im en-US unsure who I would side with, but Im glad en-US I dont have to be on the jury should it get en-US that far. Stay tuned as I continue to watch en-US this foolish case unfold.en-US James Stammer has been an avid golfer en-US and golf enthusiast for nearly 40 years. He en-US hosts the Thursday Night Golf Show on en-US WSTU 1450-AM. Contact him at en-US stammeren-US -en-US Great Golf RatesCall for Tee Times772-46 4-0407PUBLIC WELCOME! G T G C C4302 Gator Trace Dr., Fort Pierce, FL 2016 2016 C H O I C E R E A D E R S 1600 SOUTH 3RD St Fort Pierce772-465-8110For More Info Or To Schedule Your Tee TimeCURRENT RATES From US1, turn East on Ohio Ave. directly behind TD Bank ASK ABOUT OUR FREQUENT PLAYER PROGRAMS$$$25 A 2016 2016 C H O I C E R E A D E R S Golf Memberships SUMMER PROGRAM 2017 Starts MAY 1st Singles $250 Family $400 Inclusive Options : Single $1000.00 Family $1500.00 All fees subject to 6.5% sales tax Call the Golf Shop for Details Events Please call 772-466-4000 est. 218 Call Mike Yurigan, General Manager and Head Golf Professional (772) 466-4000 Ext. 213 for details and inquire about other available memberships Check out our facilities at Golf, Tennis, Pool, Social Green Fees Five day Advance Tee time booking advantage Golf Shop Member Discounts FSGA Handicap, Tournaments Golf Club Storage and Lockers Member Charge Privileges Golf Rates $45 before 11 a.m. $40 after 11 a.m. A little April fools golfing fun GOLF en-USJAMES STAMMER SATURDAY, APRIL 8 Port St. Lucie Anglers Club Kids Fishing Tournament: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, 2410 S.E. Westmoreland Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Registration required. For more information and to register, call (772) 337-1959 or visit Oxbows Earth Day Celebration Creative Workshops: These events will be hosted on April 1, April 8 and April 15 from 10 a.m. to noon, Oxbow Eco-Center, 5400 NE St. James Drive, Port St. Lucie. Looking to get involved? Feeling creative? Help the Oxbow prepare for the Earth Day celebration, design a costume for the Procession of the Species, or help create larger-than-life props from recyclable materials. Times and projects will vary. For more information, call (772) 785-5833 or email oxbow@stlucieco. org. Let Us Play Recital Jam : 1-3:30 p.m., 9th American Legion Post 40, 810 S US 1, Fort Pierce. Open and free to the public, come support the youth of our community. A Blues Alliance of the Treasure Coast event. For more information, visit www. Legends in Concert: 8 p.m., Sunrise Theatre, 117 S. Second Street, Fort Pierce. Tributes to Prince, Cher, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Aretha Franklin, and The Blues Brothers in this longest-running show in Las Vegas. Tickets are $55-$59. Part of the en-US Seeen-US en-US OUTen-US page 19en-USOuten-USFrom page 16


en-US 18 en-USRen-USight now we are in the dry season for en-US Florida. Although fronts bring en-US temporary relief, the weather is en-US mainly dry now through about June. In en-US addition, you never know what the summer en-US is going to bring as far as precipitation goes.en-US In order to create a landscape that is easy en-US to maintain in dry conditions it is importen-US -en-US ant to group like plants together. This will en-US help make the watering of your plants much en-US easier because all the plants in a particular en-US group will have the same needs. For en-US example, if you want to use annuals or en-US other plants that require more water; place en-US them all together in a grouping. On the en-US other hand, if you have plants that require en-US minimal watering such as Crown of en-US Thorns, Bougainvillea and succulents, try en-US to keep them in another grouping. By en-US organizing your plants in this way, watering en-US will not only be easier, it will be more en-US enjoyable and require less time.en-US One factor that is often overlooked when en-US purchasing your plants is the quality of the en-US product. Where you buy your plants is en-US almost as important as what choices you en-US make in plant species. When choosing en-US plants that will withstand extreme elements en-US that Florida often offers, local Mom and en-US Pop plant growers will often offer the best en-US quality plants for the money. In addition, en-US the plants are grown right here in our local en-US area and are well adapted to our local en-US conditions. So the next time you are out en-US and about and you pass by that small local en-US nursery you never pay attention to, stop by en-US and look around and chances are you will en-US find some great plants that will hold up en-US very well in your local area. en-US In addition to designing your gardens for en-US maximum water efficiency, you should also en-US design your turf area for the same. As I en-US mentioned in earlier columns you can en-US increase the watering efficiency of your en-US yard by using strategic methods of decreasen-US -en-US ing your lawn area. You can create islands en-US that are filled in with decorative stone and en-US decorated with interesting lawn ornaments. en-US Another tip for maximizing water en-US efficiency is to install an irrigation system. en-US A properly configured system will cover all en-US the areas of your yard without wasting en-US water. These systems can be configured to en-US water on the days that are designated for en-US your area without any interaction on your en-US part. In addition, when properly installed, en-US the system will turn off automatically when en-US it rains so you do not waste any water. en-US When you are dealing with larger trees en-US and shrubs, it is often difficult to get en-US enough water on them to deeply penetrate en-US down to the roots. This is where proper en-US mulching will take effect. A heavy dose of en-US mulch will go a long way in preserving the en-US moisture around your trees and bushes so en-US they will fare better between watering en-US cycles. Although you may be tempted to en-US run out to your favorite retailer and buy a en-US truckload of cypress mulch, remember that en-US there are natural choices that are both look en-US great and also help preserve our natural en-US resources. If your plats are of the acid loving en-US variety, you can use natural pine needles as en-US a mulching material. You can also use plain en-US hay to help preserve moisture around your en-US plats. Hay is being used more and more by en-US local communities in the landscaping en-US effects of streets and parks. You can also en-US create your own mulch by using the en-US vacuum feature of your gas or electric en-US powered blower. Simply rake the majority en-US of the leaves in your yard to one location en-US and use the vacuum of your blower to pick en-US up and pulverize the leaves and grass. Use en-US the contents of the vacuum bag around en-US your plants. This is both conservative and en-US much less expensive than buying commeren-US -en-US cially produced mulches from a store. en-US As you can see, Xeriscape planting can en-US both save water and time. Happy planting!en-US Joe Zelenak has more than 30 years en-US experience in gardening and landscape. Send en-US e-mails to en-US en-US or en-US visit his website en-US www.hometowngarden. Answers Located in the Classied Section Xeriscape planting is perfect for dry Florida weather GARDEN NOOK en-USJOE ZELENAK tribute as much as possible. en-USSCORPIO Oct. 24/Nov. 22en-USScorpio, even if you cannot see the finish line just en-US yet, realize it is just over the horizon. Your hard en-US work will be well worth the effort.en-USSAGITTARIUS Nov. 23/Dec. 21en-USSagittarius, when someone calls upon you for en-US assistance, jump as quickly as you can. Others en-US know they can count on you to be supportive and en-US quick to support.en-USCAPRICORN Dec. 22/Jan. 20en-USA situation at home that has been on your mind en-US finally resolves itself, Capricorn. You can breathe en-US a little easier knowing there is one less challenge en-US you have to face.en-USAQUARIUS Jan. 21/Feb. 18en-USAquarius, with others continually counting on you en-US for answers, you may be hesitant to ask some en-US questions of your own. But speak up, especially if en-US you feel overwhelmed in any way.en-USPISCES Feb. 19/March 20en-USCreativity takes center stage for you this week, en-US Pisces. You may put a clever spin on decorating or en-US finally dabble in a new hobby.en-USScopesen-USFrom page 13


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The race course is 16K long, because the annual cost to care for one chimpanzee at the Sanctuary is $16,000. The race begins and finishes at the St. Lucie County Fairgrounds, 15601 W. Midway Road, Fort Pierce, where family and friends can wait to cheer you on from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. The race is a unique chance to visit the sanctuary, which is not open to the public, for a 1-1/2 mile running or walking lap. Runners, joggers and walkers all welcome; anyone on the course after 11 a.m. may walk along the side of the road or request a ride back to the finish line. (You must finish the lap at the Sanctuary by 9:30 a.m.) There is no entry fee for spectators and supporters. For more information, visit www. chimpathon. Song Circle and Folk Jam: 3-5 p.m., Savannas Preserve State Park, 2541 S.E. Walton Road, Port St. Lucie. Bring a stringed instrument and enjoy an informal folk jam with members of the community, or just listen. Free with paid park admission ($3 per car). For more information, visit www. en-US Weekly dance:en-US 6:30-9:30 p.m., Polish en-US American Social Club, 343 NW Prima Vista en-US Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Dance to the music of en-US Permanent Affair. $8. BYOB and Soda. Open en-US to the public.TUESDAY, APRIL 11 Scholarship auditions: Fort Pierce Jazz and Blues Society is holding Scholarship Auditions from 7-10 p.m. for graduating high school seniors pursuing music in college at the Sunrise Black Box Theatre in Fort Pierce. For more information, call (772) 460-5299 or visit Jazz Jam: Presented by Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society at Black Box at Sunrise Theatre, 117 S. Second Street, Fort Pierce, from 7-10 p.m. on Tuesdays through June 27. Full bar available, $7 cover, $6 for members. 7-10 p.m. For more information and updates, visit, APRIL 11 SUNDAY, APRIL 30 Saturday Night Fever, music & lyrics by The Bee Gees, Riverside Theatre, 3250 Riverside Park Dr., Vero Beach. Based on Nik Cohens 1975 New York Magazine article, Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night and the 1977 film. Times vary, tickets start at $35. For more information call (772) 231-6990 or visit, APRIL 12en-US en-US Weekly Latin Dance:en-US Every Wednesday en-US night, 8-11 p.m., Midtown Grill & Bar, Fort en-US Pierce. Salsa, Merengue, Bachata. $5. en-USFor en-US more information, (703) 402-3645.THURSDAY, APRIL 13 Easter Bunny visit: 10:30 a.m. to noon, Minsky Gym, 750 S.W. Darwin Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Parents, please remember to bring your camera to capture your child's picture with the Easter Bunny. Children, please remember your Easter basket so you can participate in the exciting Easter Egg Hunt and receive treats. Parent participation is greatly encouraged during this fun event. $3 per child. Call (772) 344-4142 for more information.THURSDAY, APRIL 13 FRIDAY, APRIL 14 Dance Composition Recital: 7 p.m., Wynne Black Box Theatre, IRSC main campus, 3209 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce. IRSC student choreographers from the area present their final projects for the dance composition class, highlighting the skills and imaginations of beginning choreographers. Suitable for all ages. Tickets are $5. For more information, contact the IRSC box office at (772) 462-4750 or visit www.irsc. edu. FRIDAY, APRIL 14 Easter breakfast: 9:30 a.m., Port St. Lucie Community Center, 2195 S.E. Airoso Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Children will dye eggs and enjoy a continental breakfast, along with a visit from the Easter Bunny. An adult must accompany their child; food is only for the child. For planning purposes, please register early for this popular event.   $9.50 per child. For more information, call (772) 878-2277.FRIDAY, APRIL 14 SATURDAY, APRIL 15 Eclipse!: Hallstrom Planetarium, IRSC main campus, 3209 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce. On Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, there will be a total solar eclipse, with Florida experiencing only a partial eclipse. Learn more about the beauty of solar and lunar eclipses. Show times are Friday at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Saturday at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $5. For more information, contact the IRSC box office at (772) 462-4750 or visit SATURDAY, APRIL 15 Eggstravaganza: 9 a.m., Whispering Pines Park, 800 S.W. Darwin Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Free event. Children ages 10 and under will hunt and gather from 14,000 eggs. Afterwards, the Easter Bunny will be waiting to meet with each and every boy and girl for a picture. Make sure to bring your camera.   For more information, call (772) 87877. Bike Rodeo: The Pilot Club of Fort Pierce will host its Bike Rodeo at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2011 S. 13th Street, Fort Pierce. The event will be hosted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The group will be giving away free helmets and there will be free fingerprinting for children done by the St Lucie County Sheriffs Office. There will be games, arts and crafts, face painting, Brain Minders will have a puppet show about bike safety. The event is free to the public. For more information, call Tammy Wood at (772) 3328808. Oxbows Earth Day Celebration Creative Workshops: These events will be hosted on April 1, April 8 and April 15 from 10 a.m. to noon, Oxbow Eco-Center, 5400 NE St. James Drive, Port St. Lucie. Looking to get involved? Feeling creative? Help the Oxbow prepare for the Earth Day celebration, design a costume for the Procession of the Species, or help create larger-than-life props from recyclable materials. Times and projects will vary. For more information, call (772) 785-5833 or email oxbow@stlucieco. org.en-USOuten-USFrom page 17


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