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FORT PIERCETHE BEACHES LAKEWOOD PARK 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 Vol. 15, No. 46 en-USFriday, April 14, 2017 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 en-USWINNERSen-USWinners of this year's en-US Entrepreneur Challenge en-US were announces COMMUNITY 3 ENTERTAINMENT 13 en-USBoth the Sunrise Theatre and en-US the Pinapple Playhouse are en-US hosting summer camps en-USTHEATER CAMPS LOOKING FOR A HOME 10 This friendly feline is waiting for you at Dogs and Cats Forever! en-USCATCH 15en-USCatch of the Week features en-US reader-submitted photos from en-US fishing around the Treasure en-US Coast. en-US Send pictures to en-US newsfp@hometownnewsol.en-US com en-USWHAT A CATCH! en-USMEET OKEE Sevin Bullwinkle/staff photographer en-USThe Third Annual Teddy Bear Clinic and Pediatric Open House titled We Make en-US Health Care Bearable was held at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and en-US Heart Institute in Fort Pierce on Saturday, March 25. The event allows children en-US and parents to become more familiar with the facility, helping to ease their en-US anxiety if they should ever be admitted as a patient. Children received a teddy en-US bear to accompany them during the tour. Here, Kathy Maxemow and Kymaliah en-US Henry, 8, watches as her sister Khlia, 5, checks Fort Pierce Police Chief Diane en-US Hobley-Burneys heart. en-USChecking the Chief's heart en-USFORT PIERCE -The St. Lucie County Comen-US -en-US mission struggled with setting minimum distances en-US between medical marijuana dispensaries during its en-US first public hearing April 4 on the debate, electing en-US to publish notification of the consideration of a en-US minimum distance of one mile between each facilen-US-en-US ity.en-US County staff originally proposed the mile sepaen-US-en-US ration when presenting the matter to the Planning en-US & Zoning Commission March 16 but cut it back to en-US 1,000 feet after some of that boards members en-US balked at the larger separation. Board member en-US James Clasby asked county staff in that meeting to en-US prepare maps and figures to show the differences en-US in the potential number of medical marijuana disen-US-en-US pensaries under both scenarios.en-US If its a very low number and going to stifle en-US competition, then they need to consider lowering en-US those standards so that way you can get to a numen-US -en-US ber where healthy competition can happen, he en-US said. en-US Assistant County Attorney Katherine Barbieri en-US gave commissioners a brief timeline and overview en-US of the process during the recent meeting, reminden-US -en-US ing them that the proposed ordinance would allow en-US such clinics as a permitted use in the countys comen-US -en-US mercial general zoning areas. Planning and Develen-US -en-US opment Services Department Director Leslie en-US Olson then presented two different maps to county en-US commissioners, the first with potential locations en-US for the thousand-foot separation and a second with en-US the separation of a mile between clinics. en-US What this shows is that you can fit 128 medical en-USCounty discusses marijuana en-US clinic restrictionsen-USCounty staff, officials differ on en-US minimum distance between en-US dispensariesen-USBy Donald Rodrigueen-USFor Hometown Newsen-USSeeen-US en-US CLINICSen-US page 12en-USFORT PIERCE -The developers of en-US an riverfront condominium developen-US -en-US ment approved for the downtown en-US waterfront last July won a two-year en-US extension from the City Commission en-US April 3 so they can continue wrangling en-US with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers en-US over the environmental permit for a en-US kayak launch.en-US The city originally deeded a en-US 3,350-square-foot piece of surplus land en-US to Mike Abinati of Illinois so he and en-US Fort Pierce contractor Joe Foglia could en-US begin work on the $31 million project at en-US the intersection of East Citrus Avenue en-US and South Indian River Drive. In addien-US -en-US tion to a four-story building housing 23 en-US luxury condominiums at 401 & 411 en-US South Indian River Dr., Mr. Abinati also en-US plans a four-story mixed-use structure en-US across the street that will extend from en-US Indian River Drive to South Second en-US Street. In exchange for the small strip of en-US city property, the developer agreed to en-US build a kayak launch and parking area, en-US which is the portion contributing to the en-US delay. en-US Commissioner Thomas Perona en-US expressed resistance at first to extenden-US -en-US ing the time frame so long.en-US In our code of ordinances, it says en-US that there must be good cause, he said. en-US Their request was two sentences: one, en-US I need two years, and two, the check is en-US in the mail. I didnt see any cause, any en-US reason, any supportive information that en-US should show this.en-US Fort Pierce Planning Director Rebecen-US-en-US ca Grohall explained that the developer en-US was currently in the process of getting en-USIndian en-US River en-US Villas en-US on holden-USFort Pierce waterfront en-US development needs en-US more time to negotiate en-US with U.S. Army Corps of en-US Engineersen-USBy Donald Rodrigueen-USFor Hometown Newsen-USSeeen-US en-US VILLASen-US page 8


en-US 2 en-USCommunity calendaren-US Community en-US notes 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 JOIN US 101.3 The Coast WHLG has an rare opportunity for you. WHLG is seeking talented Account Executives who are innovative, engaged self-starters with a proven record of success. At Coast 101.3, you will be responsible for generating advertising sales at The Treasure Coasts top rated Radio Station. In this role you will work collaboratively with our team to sell directly to advertisers and businesses as developed or assigned. Well work with you to help you reach your full potential through ongoing career development The sales advertising business is fast-paced and exciting! Our employees are our most important resource. Are you ready to join our winning team? Please submit your cover letter and resume to WHLG is locally owned and operated, and we are an equal opportunity employer. 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 SATURDAY, APRIL 15 'Wacky Weeders:' 8:30 a.m. to noon, Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, 2410 S.E. Westmoreland Blvd., Port St. Lucie. The Gardens need your help! All volunteers are welcome, there are jobs everyone can do, regardless of age or ability. Bring gloves, clippers and any personal gardening tools you prefer. Lunch is served; core and school students can earn double volunteer hours. For more information, call (772) 337-1959. 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 Kid Space Shy Show for Young Astronomers: 11 a.m., Hallstrom Planetarium, IRSC main campus, 3209 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce. Learn about the stars, constellations, moon, planets, and the exploration of outer space. All children (ages 4-12) must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are $5. For more information, contact the IRSC box office at (772) 4624750 or visit en-US en-US Contraption Faction:en-US 2 p.m., Zora en-US Neale Hurston Branch Library, 3008 en-US Avenue D, Fort Pierce. Students (ages 10 en-US and older) can get technical and explore en-US different areas of technology including en-US coding with Scratch and Ozobots, circuitry en-US with MaKey MaKey and Snap Circuits, solar en-US power robots, and much more. en-US For more en-US information, call (772) 462-2154 or visit en-US en-US or email en-US, APRIL 16 Plant ID Hike: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., D.J. Wilcox Preserve, 300 Michigan Street, Fort Pierce. Free, public is welcome, but preregistration 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) 462-2526, visit www., or email slchikes@stlucieco. org. en-USTUESDAY, APRIL 18en-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 clapping, en-US dancing, singing and listening to stories en-US each week. en-US For more information, call (772) en-US 462-2154 or visit en-US http://library.stlucieco.en-US gov en-US or email 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-US centered recovery program offered every en-US Tuesday evening. en-USFor more information, call en-US (772) 461-0814.THURSDAY, APRIL 20 Wrack-line Investigation Hike and Beach Clean-up: 9-11 a.m., Ocean Bay Beachside Preserve, 7600 South Ocean Drive, Jensen Beach. Walk along the wrackline and see all the strange and wonderful things that changing tides wash up on the beach! This short hike includes a clean-up in honor of Earth Day. Free, public is welcome, 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 en-US en-US Free yoga class:en-US 4 p.m. Thursdays, en-US Down to Earth yoga studio, 2000 S.E. Port en-US St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie. en-USFor more en-US information, call (772) 539-4039.en-USSATURDAY, APRIL 22 Childrens Home Society of the Treasure Coast 5K: Second annual en-USCelebrate Earth Day en-USCelebrate Earth Day at the Fort Pierce en-US Library with a special program on butterflies on en-US Saturday, April 22 at 3 p.m.en-US Designed for students in kindergarten en-US through 5th grade, children will learn about en-US butterflies and make a butterfly sun catcher. en-US Following the program, participants will release en-US butterflies that have hatched right here at the en-US library.en-US This program is free and open to the public, en-US but space is limited so arrive early. Parents en-US and caregivers are asked to accompany chilen-US -en-US dren during this program.en-US For more Earth Day fun, be sure to visit the en-US Oxbow Eco-Centers 13th annual Earth Day en-US Festival on Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 en-US p.m. Located at 5400 N.E. St. James Drive in en-US Port St. Lucie, the Oxbows Earth Day event en-US will feature food, live music, arts and crafts, en-US environmental education booths and more. For en-US details visit The Fort Pierce Branch of the St. Lucie en-US County Library System is located at 101 Meloen-US-en-US dy Lane. For more information about childrens en-US programs, call Gicele Perna (Ms. Sally) at en-US (772) 462-2812, email en-US pernag@stlucieco.orgen-US en-US or visit, testing en-US encouraged during STD en-US Awareness Monthen-USSeeen-US en-US CALENDARen-US, page 4en-US Seeen-US en-US NOTESen-US, page 10 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 3 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 Photo courtesy of IRSC en-USDr. Kevin Cooper, IRSC Dean of Advanced Technology, congratulated en-US Gabe DeAvila and Daniel DeAvila, winners of the Colleges Entrepreen-US -en-US neurial & Innovation Challenge for creating a new company designing en-US lab equipment with a 3D printer. en-USTREASURE COAST Business expanen-US -en-US sion is now possible for the student winners en-US of the inaugural Indian River State College en-US Entrepreneurial & Innovation Challenge. en-US Five teams were guided through the en-US entrepreneurship process to develop a Scien-US-en-US ence, Technology, Engineering or Math en-US (STEM) product, with support funded by en-US the National Science Foundation. Following en-US a Shark Tank presentation, the originators en-US of three student-developed businesses took en-US home $6,000 in prizes.en-US Receiving the $3,000 first prize, Daniel en-US DeAvila, 24, and Gabriel DeAvila, 21, develen-US -en-US oped U-Labs, creating customized en-US 3D-printed laboratory equipment. The two en-US brothers, both IRSC Bachelors Degree in en-US Biology students, were inspired by their en-US IRSC internship in collaboration with the en-US US Department of Agriculture in Fort en-US Pierce. The Port St. Lucie residents realized en-US that scientists often need new pieces of lab en-US equipment for specific uses and then took en-US the initiative to create customized products en-US using a 3D printer. en-US Planning our business took us out of our en-US comfort zone, to go out and talk to scientists en-US about equipment they need, said Gabe en-US DeAvila. The prize will enable us to expand en-US and get another 3D printer.en-US A second-place award of $2,000 was preen-US-en-US sented to Rue Kindred, 18, for Pioneer Brisen-US-en-US ket Company, an online retailer for Florida en-US smoked barbeque brisket. The company en-US uses fresh beef products that are pasen-US -en-US ture-raised in St. Lucie County, with each en-US brisket prepared with a family recipe and en-US shipped, ready to eat, to the customers en-US door. The Fort Pierce resident is pursuing en-US an Associate Degree in Agricultural Ecoen-US -en-US nomics. en-US HC Targets, operated by Chris Cordola, en-US 21, of Fort Pierce, and Hannah Mann, 30, of en-US Port St. Lucie, was recognized as the third en-US place winner, receiving $1,000 for developen-US -en-US ing a bio-pesticide to combat the effects of en-US citrus greening. Both students are pursuing en-US Bachelors Degrees in Biology. en-US Other competitors were Jorge Morales en-US with the Light Furnace Project, a light conen-US -en-US trol technology and John Anderson, Wilen-US-en-US liam Hutchinson and Brandon Martabano en-US for WattBoxx, STEM based-educational en-US kits.en-US The teams presented a five minute pitch en-US to a panel of four judges: Peter Tesch, Presien-US -en-US dent of the Economic Development Counen-US-en-US cil of St. Lucie County; Natalia Chekhovskaen-US -en-US ya Kearney, Program Manager of the en-US Regional Center for Laser and Fiber Optics en-US Education at IRSC; Richard Pratt, owner/en-US director of SGI Global Holdings, LTD; and en-US Donald Proctor, Chairman and CEO of en-US Proctor Construction Company, who also en-US served as the keynote speaker at the March en-US 31 event.en-US The challenge was designed to teach stuen-US -en-US dents the principles of entrepreneurship, en-US provide them with support resources and en-US incentive to take their fledgling businesses en-US to the next level, said Dr. Kevin Cooper, en-US IRSC Dean of Advanced Technology. en-US Students were required to identify a key en-US problem and design an entrepreneurial en-USCollege announces winners of challengeen-USFor Hometown Newsen-USnewsfp@hometownnewsol.comen-USbusiness around an innovative solution. The en-US program ran for seven weeks and included en-US multiple steps, such as market research, en-US product cost evaluation, and business plan en-US implementation. en-US The program was modeled after the en-US national Entrepreneurial & Innovation en-US Challenge initiated by the National Science en-US Foundation, which valued IRSCs participaen-US-en-US tion in the Washington D.C. event and en-US sought to support expansion of the program en-US at the regional level.


en-US 4 en-USST LUCIE COUNTY The Florida en-US Department of Public Health in St. Lucie en-US County doesnt just respond to outbreaks en-US and emergencies when they happen. In fact, en-US the department has a wide-ranging set of en-US educational and informational programs en-US designed to help people achieve their best en-US personal health in a variety of ways. en-US Most residents probably arent aware of en-US everything the Health Department does, en-US said Health Officer and Administrator Clint en-US Sperber, of the Florida Department en-US ofHealthin St. Lucie County. Typically, en-US when people hear about the Health Departen-US -en-US ment in the news, its about an outbreak of en-US some type of disease but there is a lot en-US more that we do.en-US Among some of those programs are the en-US School Health Program, which encourages en-US young people to be healthy and fit and is en-US comprised of one nursing supervisor and 10 en-US registered nurses. en-US They serve a 38,000-en-US plus school populaen-US -en-US tion. They provide en-US screenings in vision en-US and hearing as well en-US as scoliosis, and peren-US -en-US formed nearly en-US 100,000 staff-parent en-US consultations from en-US 2015-16. en-US We have approxien-US -en-US mately 175 full-time en-US employees, and they en-US work in a wide varien-US -en-US ety of areas, Mr. Sperber said. We get en-US involved in birth through death and everyen-US-en-US thing in between, so from a birth standpoint en-US we have a vital records office where people en-US can pick up those certificates and we have en-US approximately 2,300 births per year.en-US The FDHSLC has a communicable disen-US -en-US ease control program which has services en-US include epidemiological, exposure investien-US-en-US gation and treatment of sexually transmiten-US -en-US ted diseases, and control and treatment of en-US tuberculosis. The department and its staff en-US considers infectious disease control is a core en-US public health responsibility, and these seren-US -en-US vices are dependent on county funding to be en-US able to function at even a minimal level, en-US according to a press release.en-US The epidemiology program monitors, en-US investigates and reports communicable disen-US -en-US eases, and performs functions such as data en-US collection, surveillance analysis and outen-US -en-US break investigations. The epidemiology proen-US -en-US gram conducts foodand waterborne-illen-US-en-US ness investigations, animal-bite surveillance en-US and rabies-prevention. It performs case en-US management for the lead poisoning and en-US hepatitis B perinatal prevention programs. en-US This program also provides hepatitis screenen-US -en-US ing, vaccinations, and testing.en-US According to preliminary data from Jan. 1 en-US to Dec. 31 last year, DOHSt. Lucie Epideen-US -en-US miology received and investigated 3,521 en-US occurrences of reportable diseases and conen-US-en-US ditions, which represents a 66 percent en-US increase in the number of incidents investien-US -en-US gated by the Epidemiology Program during en-US 2015.en-US Its our role at the Health Department to en-US improve the overall health of the entire en-US county. We have an opportunity to help out en-US 300,000-plus people and we have school-en-US health nurses who also go into the schools en-US and impact the lives of 40,000 kids daily, en-US Mr. Sperber said. Thats a great benefit that en-US we have and one that I am trying to expand.en-US The immunization program works with en-US local agencies to promote awareness about en-US childhood obesity and healthy diets and en-US encourages youths to exercise and develop en-US healthy eating habits. It established a food en-US policy council last year to evaluate how the en-US community supports healthy diets and eaten-US -en-US ing. The Lets Go! 5-2-1-0 reaches families en-US through daycare centers and early learning en-US centers to try and promote these values en-US from infancy onward. There also is a physien-US-en-US cal activity council that identifies ways to en-US exercise such as the 6 Parks in 6 Weeks en-US effort to test their strategies.en-US We have four sites throughout the counen-US -en-US ty, and our central office is where we proen-US en-USvide our medical care and there is limited en-US medical care like immunizations and pedien-US -en-US atric services and limited adult services and en-US family-planning services, Mr. Sperber said. en-US Healthy Babies initiatives also attempt to en-US close the gap between infant mortality disen-US -en-US parities in the non-Hispanic black and en-US non-Hispanic white babies. They recently en-US received a Baby-Friendly Hospital designaen-US -en-US tion from the World Health Organization en-US and United Nations Childrens Funds. en-US Meanwhile, Safe Kids initiatives encourage en-US young people to avoid unintentional injuen-US -en-US ries and covered areas such as home, bike en-US and pedestrian safety along with car seat en-US inspections and installations. Water, fire, en-US medication and sports safety are a key set of en-US components and the program reached about en-US 15,000 participants in 2016.en-US The department also completed 767 anien-US -en-US mal bite investigations as possible human en-US rabies exposures which represents a 19 en-US percent increase of investigations over 2015 en-US and completed outbreak and cluster invesen-US -en-US tigations of influenza, influenza-like illness, en-US norovirus, gastrointestinal illness and other en-US communicable diseases that are not individen-US -en-US ually reported, in local schools, long-term en-US care facilities, and assisted-living facilities. en-US The departments Zika virus response en-US included investigating 130 potential Zika en-US virus cases to determine circumstances of en-US exposure, likelihood of possible further en-US transmission, and if mosquito abatement en-US activities were required. Among those, 11 en-US cases were confirmed in St. Lucie County en-US residents, all travel-associated.en-US The organization also recently opened a en-US pediatric dental services division in St. Lucie en-US West which is open five days a week. en-US There is a great need for pediatric dental en-US services in the county and there are approxen-US-en-US imately 38,000 children who are on Medicen-US -en-US aid and might not know about it, from a en-US parent standpoint, Mr. Sperber said. We en-US have very limited adult services in our Fort en-US Pierce office. Hopefully, we can expand that, en-US because there is great need in that area.en-US For more information, please visit the en-US Web site at en-US wwwen-US en-US or contact the office at 772-462-3800. Just For Kids PEPPERMINT PATTIS ACADEMYWE DONT BABYSITWE TEACH! Children 6 Weeks through 12 years All teachers are state qualied and CPR certied Breakfast, lunch & snacks provided Se Habla Espanol Affordable Tuition FREE Voluntary Pre-K Program Before and after school care plus transportation to and from public schools ELC Qualied Contractor High Quality Care Safe Learning Environment Educated Teaching Staff Plus More!Gold Seal Accredited FREE REGISTRATION TO NEW CUSTOMERS No Supply Fees 20% o 1st week's tuition Must present this ad for discountNow Accepting Applications for FREE Fall VPK!Call 772-461-4752 Health Department has variety of programs By Gaylon en-USSperber fundraiser for CHS, which serves children and families all through the Treasure Coast. Held at Indian RiverSide Park, 1707 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m., Zumba warm up is 7:15 a.m., 5K run/walk begins at 7:30 a.m. Fun run for children ages 9 and younger is at 8:15 a.m. Enjoy food and drinks, family activities, music and more. For more information or to sign up, visit www. River Clean-up Kayak Excursion: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Richard E. Becker Preserve, 3398 Selvitz Road, Fort Pierce. Groups are welcome. Pack your lunch for a picnic to celebrate afterwards. This cleanup is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Call (772) 462-2526, visit www., r email en-US en-US Explore Archery class:en-US New class, held en-US from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the fourth en-US Saturday each month from Feb. 25 through en-US May 27, at the Oxbow Eco-Center, 5400 N.E. en-US St. James Drive, Port St. Lucie. Meant for en-US beginners of all ages (over age 10). en-US Participants age 15 and under must have a en-US guardian present. Instruction will include a en-US classroom session and outdoor range time. en-US Please bring a bagged lunch, water bottle, en-US closed-toe shoes and wear appropriate en-US clothing for Florida weather. The fee is $10 en-US per person for anyone planning to participate en-US in the outdoor range time by shooting a bow. en-US Reservations are required. en-US Call (772) 785-en-US 5833 or email en-US en-US with en-US your name and phone number. Dirty Hands Day: 9:30 a.m., Oxbow EcoCenter, 5400 N.E. St. James Drive, Port St. Lucie. Plant a tree, pull some weeds, clear a trail, and get your hands dirty helping out at the Oxbow Eco-Center. This volunteer opportunity is designed for community groups or individuals who are looking to make a difference in their community through environmental stewardship. This program is appropriate for all ages; however, those ages 18 and under will need to have guardian supervision. Call (772) 785-5833 or email Moonshine Hike: 5-8 p.m., Bluefield Ranch Preserve, 30501 Bluefield Ranch Road, Port St. Lucie. Hike the trails of the preserve and learn about the history of Florida moonshiners and the distillation of this nefarious liquor at Bluefield Preserve. The hike is free and open to the public but en-US Seeen-US en-US CALENDARen-US, page 8en-USCalendaren-USFrom page 2


en-US 5 en-USSt. Lucie County Sheriffs en-US Officeen-USSierra Potter, 32, 415 Oleander Ave., Port St. en-US Lucie, arrested on an out-of-county felony waren-US -en-US rant for violation of drug-offender probation, en-US dealing in stolen property and providing false en-US verification of ownership to a pawnbroker.en-US Maelynn Stanley, 36, 803 N. 17th St., Fort en-US Pierce, arrested on an active felony capias en-US warrant for possession of cocaine with the en-US intent to sell, manufacture or deliver.en-US Emmett Collier, 46, 803 N. 17th St., Fort en-US Pierce, arrested on an active felony capias en-US warrant for possession of cocaine.en-US Lee Koenig, 46, 2537 S.E. Lakewood St., en-US Port St. Lucie, arrested on an active felony waren-US -en-US rant for second-degree grand theft.en-US Hope DiFrancesco, 44, 6295 S.E. 98 Cir., en-US Okeechobee, arrested on an active felony en-US capias warrant for possession of heroin.en-US Robin Christophe, 21, 1179 Mentone Road, en-US Lantana, arrested on an outstanding felony en-US warrant for a probation violation for tampering en-US with evidence and possession of cocaine.en-US Petair Meristel, 33, 2831 S.E. East Blackwell en-US Drive, Port St. Lucie, driving with a suspended en-US license for the third or subsequent offense.en-US Clifford Boston, 28, 505 N. 13th St., Fort en-US Pierce, sale of cocaine and possession of en-US cocaine with the intent to sell, manufacture or en-US deliver.en-US Alan Camp, 39, 5014 Star Ave., Fort Pierce, en-US arrested on an active felony warrant for a proen-US -en-US bation violation for burglary of a dwelling, buren-US -en-US glary of a dwelling with damage of more than en-US $1,000, organized dealing in stolen property en-US and organized fraud of $50,000 or more.en-US Nichole Maria, 34, 1308 S.E. Bayharbor St., en-US Port St. Lucie, arrested on an active felony waren-US -en-US rant for third-degree grand theft, providing false en-US information to a pawnbroker (three counts) and en-US dealing in stolen property (three counts).en-US John Miller, 46, 2895 Yates Road, Fort en-US Pierce, arrested on an active felony warrant for en-US third-degree grand theft.en-US Paula Lee, 55, 4502 N.W. Albion Ave., Port en-US St. Lucie, possession of marijuana with the en-US intent to sell, manufacture or deliver and posen-US -en-US session of marijuana of more than 20 grams.en-US Bryan Adderly, 20, 4502 N.W. Albion Ave., en-US Port St. Lucie, possession of marijuana with en-US the intent to sell, manufacture or deliver and en-US possession of marijuana of more than 20 en-US grams.en-US Anthony Shuford, 43, 4502 N.W. Albion Ave., en-US Port St. Lucie, possession of marijuana with en-US the intent to sell, manufacture or deliver and en-US possession of marijuana of more than 20 en-US grams.en-US Desmond Fennell, 20, 3112 Mura Drive, Fort en-US Pierce, arrested on an active felony warrant for en-US burglary of a dwelling with an assault or battery.en-US Wayne Powell, 39, 3236 S. US Hwy. 1, Fort en-US Pierce, arrested on an active felony warrant for en-US a probation violation for battery with a prior en-US conviction.en-US Jorge Diaz, 42, 3550 S. US Hwy. 1 Lot 140, en-US Fort Pierce, possession of a controlled suben-US -en-US stance without a prescription.en-US Christopher Wooten, 28, address withheld, en-US neglect of a child without great bodily harm en-US (three counts).en-US Royce Neil,18, 1014 Gatewood Ave., Fort en-US pierce, counterfeiting for a value of more than en-US $2,500 but less than $20,000.en-US Robert Hyatt, 26, 2906 Avenue B, Fort en-US Pierce, fleeing or eluding police failure to en-US obey an order to stop.en-US Meliance Lombrage, 21, 3001 Avenue L, Fort en-US Pierce, arrested on a felony warrant for a violaen-US -en-US tion of probation for battery on a firefighter, law en-US enforcement officer or EMT.en-US Daniel Munoz, 30, 1924 S.E. Easterbrook en-US St., Port St. Lucie, arrested for a felony probaen-US-en-US tion violation for theft and aggravated battery en-US with a deadly weapon.en-US Nicodeme Petion, 50, 2504-B Avenue F, Fort en-US Pierce, arrested on an active felony warrant for en-US a probation violation.en-US Sarah Gray, 31, 156 S.E. Prima Vista Blvd., en-US Port St. Lucie, arrested on a felony warrant for en-US aggravated battery with a deadly weapon withen-US -en-US out the intent to kill and battery touch or en-US strike.en-US Tyler Phillips, 26, 102 S.W. Parish Terr., Port en-US St. Lucie, arrested on an outstanding felony en-US warrant for battery.en-USFort Pierce Police Departmenten-USClarence Huizenga, 41, 2140 N.W. Sunset en-US Blvd., Jensen Beach, unarmed burglary of an en-US unoccupied conveyance and larceny and grand en-US theft of more than $5,000 but less than en-US $10,000.en-US Anna Burke, 32, 713 Sunrise, Fort Pierce, en-US arrested on a felony warrant for prostitution.en-US Barbara Moore, 32, 5101 Matanzas Ave., en-US Fort Pierce, carrying a concealed weapon or en-US firearm.en-US Antonio Hernandez, 18, 513 N. 23rd St., Fort en-US Pierce, arrested on an active felony warrant for en-US burglary of a dwelling.en-US Alexander Andrews, 30, 762 S.E. Karrigan en-US Terr., Port St. Lucie, unarmed burglary of an en-US unoccupied dwelling and dealing in stolen en-US property.en-US Jorge Crespo, 21, 137 S.W. Thornhill Drive, en-US Port St. Lucie, arrested on a felony warrant for en-US a violation of parole.en-US Timothy Ferguson, 33, 2219 S.W. Franklin en-US St., Port St. Lucie, arrested on a felony warrant en-US for a probation.en-US Daniel Dreyfuse, 29, 3819 St. Benedicts en-US Road, Fort Pierce, arrested on an outstanding en-US felony warrant. en-USDequon Gregg, 24, 1143 S.W. Gardena Ave., en-US Port St. Lucie, arrested on a felony warrant for en-US dealing in stolen property and fraud.en-US Kaitlyn Holmes, 21, 1143 S.W. Gardena Ave., en-US Port St. Lucie, arrested on a felony warrant for en-US dealing in stolen property and fraud.en-USPort St. Lucie Police Departen-US-en-US menten-USErin Bearn, 20, 7846 Yucca Drive, New Port en-US Richey, larceny and possession, receiving or en-US retaining a stolen credit or debit card (four en-US counts), counterfeiting of a payment instrument en-US with intent to defraud (five counts) and possesen-US -en-US sion of counterfeited credit cards two or en-US more.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. 9090 N. US HWY 1 Sebastian, FL Tuesday Friday 10am-6pm Saturday 10am-2pm Closed Sunday & Monday PAULS GUNS Over 400 Guns in Stockwww.paulbuysguns.comWE BUY GUNS FIREARM PURCHASE $30 OFF 77 2-581-0640 (Call for Class Schedule and Info)With Concealed Weapons Class


en-USVIEWPOINTen-USFRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2017 en-US FORT PIERCEen-US WWW.HOMETOWNNEWSOL.COM PAGE 6 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-USRantsen-US & en-USRaves en-USGot something to say? en-USEmail the Hometown Rants & Raves at en-USnewsfp@hometownnewsol.comen-USThe Rants and Raves section provides a chance for readers to share their thoughts with en-US other readers. The opinions included are not those of Hometown News or its employees.en-USPlease limit your submissions to 250 words, so that we can include more entries. en-US Readers are asked to refrain from making slanderous or libelous statements. en-USAn outraged constituenten-USErin Gralls proposed bill Hb 19 is a thinen-US-en-US ly-veiled attempt to put another roadblock en-US on a womans right to choose, as if there en-US werent enough barriers on womens reproen-US-en-US ductive rights already. Hb 19 specifically en-US targets abortion providers by setting aboren-US -en-US tion apart from other medical procedures en-US already monitored by medical malpractice en-US statutes. Its obvious goal is to prevent safe, en-US legal abortion from being performed. I am en-US well past child-bearing age, but my heart en-US aches for the women whose choices are en-US being limited by these self-righteous legislaen-US -en-US tors, as well as for the children who are born en-US to mothers who for one reason or another, en-US dont want them or simply cant afford them. en-US I have heard there are a shocking number of en-US hungry homeless children in Indian River en-US County. It behooves our legislators to help en-US feed the hungry and shelter the homeless, en-US rather than to indulge in persecuting physien-US -en-US cians who perform safe, legal abortions.en-USIn response:en-USIn response to Im not helping! en-US I am so happy that you are not in a posien-US -en-US tion of need. Contributions from the generen-US -en-US ous that give a helping hand donation at en-US your local grocery chain have a vital impact en-US on local families. Federal tax dollars conen-US -en-US tribute only a small amount to programs en-US like SNAP. Do some real research and find en-US out what it is truly costing you. It might do en-US you a world of good to get out in our comen-US-en-US munity and find out who these hungry are. en-US They are our neighbors, friends, or family en-US who are struggling to afford feeding themen-US -en-US selves. Open your heart and mind and visit en-US with places like LAHIA and House of Hope en-US and you will see our tax dollars dont go en-US very far and why the need for donations are en-US integral. en-US And by the way, a simple no thank you en-US works amazingly well at the checkout also.en-USBeware of scamsen-USScam alert...the scammers are out there en-US trying to get you to take the bait. Just this en-US week had two messages arrive via my land en-US line telephone. First one claimed to be from en-US Microsoft Corporation informing me the en-US security key for my personal computer has en-US expired and I must call their telephone en-US number to resolve. Its an obvious robocall en-US because of the weird pronunciation of ceren-US -en-US tain words. The second one claimed to be en-US from the IRS informing me there was an en-US arrest warrant issued for me because of en-US fraud. I was told I must call back within 24 en-US hours or face arrest at home or my place of en-US business. Again, it was an obvious robocall, en-US it sounded exactly like the voice of the first en-US caller. Be alert, dont fall victim for their en-US ploys, just ignore the call and erase the en-US answering machine.en-USDont buy bunnies for Easteren-USIm writing in hopes as Easter approaches en-US that everyone Thinking about getting a en-US real Rabbit on Easter for their kids, en-US THINK, before you decide. en-US DO YOUR RESEARCH, baby rabbits in en-US stores are sold much to young and produces en-US sick rabbits. Statistics show, 95 perecnt of en-US rabbits sold in stores, DIE withinen-US their first year. It is by either, poor breeden-US -en-US ing, abuse, neglect or dumped outside. en-US Domestic Rabbits are NOT wild rabbits, en-US they have a different DNA and CANNOT en-US liveen-US in the wild. The rescues and shelters are en-US FULL with dumped Easter rabbits and as en-US Easter approaches, We are all scrambling to en-US get the word outADOPT DONT SHOP.en-US PLEASE we beg you to do your research en-US and ask questions with a rescue or shelter to en-US get more advice. Rabbits are very high en-US maintenance and cost a whole lot more then en-US a dogen-US or cat. You have to go to an exotic Vet for en-US care, which is very, very costly. Rabbits can en-US get sick and die quickly and painfully if not en-US taken to a Vet right away. PLEASE give en-US chocolate or stuffed rabbits this year and en-US NOT a live one. We are over crowded and en-US there are still more rabbits loose in towns to en-US catch and we just cant keep up.en-US IF you insist on getting a rabbit for your en-US child for Easter, know that YOU AS THE en-US PARENT will be responsible for that Raben-US-en-US bits care. Rabbits DO NOT like being picked en-US up, They DO NOT like screaming children en-US and if dropped, they could get broken en-US bones. You have to be a truly dedicated anien-US -en-US mal lover to care for a rabbit. They are very en-US delicate, get sick easily and can be scared to en-US death. They CANNOT handle the heat, they en-US must be INDOORS to be healthy and happy. en-US They do love to be around the family, but en-US only if you have older children. We have had en-US many rabbits killed by the family dog as en-US well, so you will have to keep them separaten-US -en-US ed. There is so much to learn about a en-US Domestic Rabbit, PLEASE do not buy on en-USimpulse.en-US The stores, have no idea on the proper en-US care of a rabbit, they just want the money en-US and will tell you differently, just to make a en-US sale.en-US SO PLEASE this Easter, give your child a en-US stuffed rabbit, they last forever. IF YOU en-US INSIST, please ADOPT from many of our en-US rescues and shelters. The rabbits there, are en-US fixed and healthy and socialized. You can en-US find your local shelter or rescue online or en-US Facebookjust type Rabbit Rescue Floridaen-US ADOPT DONT SHOPen-US Thank you,en-US Hops-A-Lot Rabbit Rescue Sevin Bullwinkle/staff photographer en-USIn Recognition of Autism Awareness Month, the St. Lucie County en-US Firefighter Benevolent sponsored a Flag Football Charity Tournaen-US -en-US ment and Family Fun Day on Saturday, April 8 at Jessica Clinton en-US Park in Port St. Lucie. Here, Owen Stocker with the Port St. Lucie en-US Police Department takes control of the ball after it bounces free en-US from Andy Soberon s grasp. en-USA friendly game of flag


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Our knowledgeable & friendly designers will assist you in finding everything you need to make your home exactly as you want it to look & feel. Come in & Browse Today! Celebrating 40 years in Business! en-USpermits from the Department of Environen-US -en-US mental Protection for the kayak launch but en-US that it was a complicated project that would en-US take some time. en-US Theres a number of things that are interen-US -en-US twined, and it all really triggers with them en-US improving the Citrus Avenue area and en-US building the kayak launch, she said. They en-US are in the process of working with DEP on en-US the permits for that. Typically when an en-US applicant has started their permitting proen-US -en-US cess, we consider that as meeting the good en-US cause requirements.en-US Commissioner Perona said he was leery en-US to offer the applicant a two-year extension en-US in this case due to the city having donated en-US its surplus property to the developer.en-US Weve got skin in the game here, he said. en-US I thought it was about time we started en-US doing those improvements, especially when en-US it comes to public parking, storm water en-US [and] the kayak launch. Do you think this is en-US something that can be done in the next 12 en-US months? Its already been seven or eight en-US months.en-US Ms. Grohall then deferred to Fort Pierce en-US resident Rick Reed, one of Mr. Abinatis en-US local partners on the project. Mr. Reed said en-US he had already worked extensively to try to en-US mitigate the sole mangrove on the property en-US but now received word there could be other en-US problematic delays.en-US We recently received a letter from the en-US Army Corps that they believe there might en-US be antiquities and important dead people en-US buried on that city property, he said. They en-US want us to hire a firm to prove that theres en-US nothing special on that property so its no en-US delay because of us.en-US When Commissioner Perona continued en-US to question why the developer couldnt en-US accomplish the work in just 12 months, Mr. en-US Reed threw the ball back in his court. en-US The request for two years came from en-US [city] staff, and I guess in their infinite wisen-US -en-US dom, know what were dealing with the DEP en-US and the Army Corps of Engineers, he said. en-US We dont have a mangrove on our property: en-US Its on your property, so if youd go out there en-US and take care of that mangrove, we can push en-US forward.en-US The commissioner ultimately acquiesced en-US after saying staff should have included more en-US information in the Commissions packet en-US than just a two-sentence letter that asked en-US for an extension.en-US I just wanted to make sure that we had en-US some understanding so within two years we en-US should have this project completely done en-US and watch the kayakers go out there and en-US everything else happen, he said. en-US The Commission then voted unanimousen-US -en-US ly to approve the time extension. en-USVillasen-USFrom page 1 en-USCareerSource Research Coast (CSRC), en-US in partnership with the St. Lucie County en-US Board of County Commissioners, St. en-US Lucie County School District, Wells Fargo en-US and other community organizations, is en-US pleased to offer the 2017 Summer of Sucen-US -en-US cess Program to young adults between the en-US ages of 16, who reside in St. Lucie en-US County. The SOS Program will run from en-US June 12 through August 4, 2017.en-US In the summer of 2016, 115 youth en-US enrolled in program. Of the 115 youth en-US participants, 97 percent completed the en-US YESS employability skills training and 93 en-US percent completed six weeks of paid en-US internship with a local employer. SOS paren-US -en-US ticipants earned an average of $1,680 en-US during the program, while gaining real en-US workplace skills.en-US The 2017 Summer of Success Program en-US is at no cost and interested young adults en-US must submit an on-line application, comen-US -en-US mit to two weeks of YESS training and en-US complete up to 32 hours of work during en-US the six weeks of paid internship. en-US The application and all eligibility en-US requirements can be found at careeren-US -en-US program or call (866) 482-4473 ext. 414. en-USYouth Internship en-US program returns en-USFor Hometown 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) 462-2526, visit www., or email slchikes@stlucieco. org. SUNDAY, APRIL 23 Whats Blooming Hike: 9-11 a.m., en-US Seeen-US en-US CALENDARen-US, page 11en-USCalendaren-USFrom page 4


en-US 9 Everyone Deserves a Better Life! REAL ESTATE CLASSES ENROLL TODAY! CALL NOW! 772 3616474 Questions? Email us: Pre-Sales Pre-Broker Post Sales Post Broker Continuing Education Live Classroom or Online Instruction Photos courtesy Sevin Bullwinkle/staff photographer en-USAfter dressing up as a doctor, seven-year-old en-US Aiden Magana puts a brain on his head. Eight-year-old twin sisters Jada and Jaden Dames decorate en-UScookies. Five-yearen-USold Aiden en-US Beattie puts en-US a diaper on en-US bear as en-US NICU Clinien-US -en-US cal Coordien-US-en-US nator en-US Melanie en-US Munar en-US looks on.en-USThe Third Annual en-US Teddy Bear Clinic en-US and Pediatric Open en-US House titled We en-US Make Health Care en-US Bearable was held en-US at Lawnwood en-US Regional Medical en-US Center and Heart en-US Institute in Fort en-US Pierce on Saturday, en-US March 25. The en-US event allows chilen-US -en-US dren and parents to en-US become more familen-US-en-US iar with the facility, en-US helping to ease their en-US anxiety if they en-US should ever be en-US admitted as a en-US patient. Children en-US received a teddy en-US bear to accompany en-US them during the en-US tour. en-USUnbearably cute! Around Your e-newsletter Local news & events right in your inbox!Simply send an email to: Write NEWSLETTER in the subject line


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Throughout the month, DOH-St en-US Lucie will host and participate in screening en-US and education events. en-US Syphilis infection rates have spiked in all en-US regions of the country and across almost en-US every ethnicity and age group. Some populaen-US -en-US tions, such as gay, bisexual, and other men en-US who have sex with men and women are seeen-US-en-US ing higher increases than other groups. en-US Cases of congenital syphilis (babies born with en-US syphilis) are also increasing at an alarming en-US rate. Having syphilis also makes it easier to en-US get HIV and Hepatitis C.en-US The only way to avoid syphilis and other en-US STDs is to not have sex. However, if you are en-US sexually active, you can do the following en-US things to lower your chances of infection:en-US Be in a long-term, monogamous relationen-US -en-US ship with a partner who has tested negative en-US for syphilis and other STDs;en-US Use condoms the right way every time en-US you have sex;en-US Talk to your health care provider about en-US getting testing for syphilis and other STDs or en-US locate a clinic near you for free, fast and conen-US -en-US fidential testing;en-US If you test positive for syphilis or other en-US STDs, get treated right away and be sure en-US your sexual partner is treated as well to en-US reduce the risk of re-infection.en-US DOH-St Lucie has planned several outen-US -en-US reach events in April for STD Awareness en-US Month. Testing is free for STDs and HIV. No en-US appointment is necessary but a photo ID is en-US needed.en-US Tuesday, April 11, from 1-3:30 p.m., Whisen-US -en-US pering Pines Park, 800 S.W. Darwin Blvd., en-US Port St. Lucie, behind Treasure Coast High en-US Schoolen-US Thursday, April 13, from 1-3:30 p.m., en-US Dreamland Park, south 25th Street and Citrus en-US Avenue, Fort Pierce en-US Monday, April 17, 1-3:30 p.m., Sportsman en-US Park, 201 S.W. Prima Vista Blvd., Port St. en-US Lucie. en-US Wednesday, April 19, 10 a.m. to noon, en-US Pinewood Park, corner of South U.S. 1 and en-US Sunrise Blvd., Fort Pierceen-US Wednesday, April 26, 1-3:30 p.m., Whisperen-US -en-US ing Pines Park, 800 S.W. Darwin Blvd., Port en-US St. Lucieen-US For more information on STD Awareness en-US Month, visit stdawareness. en-US To learn more about the departments STD en-US program and services, visit http://www.floridaen-US-en-US -en-US ly-transmitted-diseases/index.htmlen-USHeathcote needs your gently en-US used treasuresen-USUntil May 10, from Monday through Friday, en-US between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., en-US Heathcote Botanical Gardens in Fort Pierce en-US will be accepting donations of gently used en-US items for their annual tag sale on the garden en-US grounds. en-US Please, no electronics, bed linens or en-US clothes, and only garden-related books will en-US be accepted. en-US Items will be used for the Fun & Funky tag en-US sale, to be held on Friday, May 12 and Saturen-US -en-US day, May 13. Vintage finds and closet cast-en-US offs will reign at this sale, and proceeds beneen-US -en-US fit childrens programs.en-US Volunteers are needed, to help with orgaen-US -en-US nizing and pricing items for the sale. If you en-US have time to help, call (772) 464-4672 or en-US email page 2


en-US 11 rfntnbrrbnbf nbb nbnbnbnfnrtnrfntbr nrbbfrtf First Congregational United Church of Christ3601 Kirby Loop Road Fort Pierce, FL772-465-2082Maundy Thursday Service April 13th7:00 PMEaster Sunday Service April 16th 10:30 AM Maundy ursday April 13th Service at 6:30pm Children age 5 to 5th Grade Sample Hall for worship, lessons and prayer stations Childcare for birth to age 4 in Rm # 101Good Friday April 14th Sanctuary is open from noon till 3pm for Prayer and Reective ReadingEaster SundayApril 16thWorship Services 8am Traditional Service with Chancel Choir 9:20am Contemporary with Praise Band 11am Traditional Service with Chancel Choir Join us at the corner of 25th & Virginia 772-464-4263Childcare available at 9:20 & 11 Services Spruce Bluff Preserve, 611 S.E. Dar Lane, Port St. Lucie. Enjoy a 1.25-mile hike on the AIS Trail in search of native wildflowers and see for yourself why Florida was named "the land of flowers." Free, public is welcome, 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) 462-2526, visit, or email en-USTUESDAY, APRIL 25 Society of American Magicians, Local Assembly 172, meeting: Fourth Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at St. Lucie Lanes, 6759 US Highway 1, Port St. Lucie. Members include hobbyists, amateurs, part time and professional magicians who all love and enjoy the art of magic. Free. Public is welcome, whether you're a professional magician, an amateur hoping to learn a few tricks, or just curious. For more information, call Dean Devitt at (772) 332-8412 or Matt Musgrave at (772) 519-6048.en-USTHURSDAY, APRIL 27en-US en-US Free yoga class:en-US 4 p.m. Thursdays, en-US Down to Earth yoga studio, 2000 S.E. Port en-US St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie. en-USFor more en-US information, call (772) 539-4039.FRIDAY, APRIL 28 Historic Tree Hike: 7:30-8:30 a.m., Citrus Hammock Preserve, 6511 Citrus Ave., Fort Pierce. Floridas mature trees will give you historic perspective as you stroll through one of the countys newest preserves. Free, public is welcome, 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 Black-light Night Hike Part 4: 7-9 p.m., Ancient Oaks Preserve/Weldon B. Lewis Park, 4650 Oleander Ave., Fort Pierce. Take a night-time stroll through the preserve to watch and listen for owls, nighthawks, plants and smaller critters with interesting nighttime colors. Free, public is welcome, but preregistration 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) 462-2526, visit, or email, APRIL 29 March for Babies Treasure Coast South: Lace up your sneakers for the March for Babies at Indian RiverSide Park, 1707 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. Family-friendly, with food, music and an awards presentation. The Treasure Coast South March for Babies hopes to raise $285,000. Registration: 7:30 a.m. Start: 8:30 a.m. Walk distance: 3 miles. Visit page 8


en-US 12 JayBees Pr oduc e Mor e and Mon-Thurs 9-6 Fri & Sat 9-5 Sunday 10-3 886 12th Avenue SW Vero Beach, FL 32962 772-494-3770Stop in today and make a custom gift basket for your Someone Special! For any occasion...Every bunny loves baskets! Coupon Expires 5/1/17$5 offwhen you spend $25.00 or more marijuana dispensaries into unincorporated en-USSt. Lucie County Commercial General under en-US the proposed ordinance as you see it en-US tonight, she said. It would be real tough to en-US get 128, but the maximum possible would be en-US 128 at a 1,000-foot buffer from each other. en-US Commission Chairman Chris Dzadovsky en-US emphasized that the projected number of en-US clinics did not include the potential dispenen-US -en-US saries in the countys incorporated municien-US -en-US palities. en-US To be clear, this is simply the unincorpoen-US-en-US rated county, he said. It does not include en-US the city of Fort Pierce; it doesnt include Port en-US St. Lucie.en-US Ms. Olson then presented the map depicten-US -en-US ing the projected locations with the larger en-US amount of separation.en-US You could potentially have 32 dispensaen-US-en-US ries with the zoning regulations imposed en-US with a mile restriction between sites, she en-US added. Thats still quite a few what it en-US shows us is a mile buffer really would give us en-US quite a bit of opportunity for dispensary en-US locations.en-US Commissioner Cathy Townsend said she en-US strongly favored the mile separation en-US between clinics to avoid problems the counen-US -en-US ty had in the past with pain clinics.en-US I actually would like to even see it less en-US than that, she said. I know that theres talk en-US about it being limited to the census of popuen-US -en-US lation -one in 67,000 -which would also en-US help the sheriffs department get a better en-US control over the dispensaries, so that we en-US dont get into something that we were faced en-US with a while ago with the pill mills.en-US Commissioner Linda Bartz said if the en-US Planning & Zoning Board had had access to en-US the same maps she was now seeing, they en-US might have thought differently.en-US I certainly think that the one-mile buffer en-US is going to be more than enough, she said. I en-US appreciate all that P&Z did, but without haven-US -en-US ing this [graphics] in your face, you really en-US dont see it.en-US Although his fellow Board members were en-US already backing the idea of the mile separaen-US-en-US tion, Commissioner Tod Mowery worried en-US the county could face legal challenges en-US because it had not advertised a specific disen-US-en-US tance of separation for the April 4 public en-US hearing. en-US I dont know that we have any other conen-US -en-US ditional special exception use that has as en-US large a radius requirement, he said. Im just en-US trying to make sure that, when were looking en-US at these, were looking at the ability to be able en-US to defend any challenges that come along.en-US Ms. Olson attempted to allay his fears, en-US saying the distance was patterned after ordien-US -en-US nances in other municipalities.en-US The reason we chose a mile is when we en-US did our analysis of other communities in en-US Florida who have adopted comprehensive en-US medical marijuana ordinances, a mile sepaen-US -en-US ration was the most common, she explained. en-US But I think its a good idea for us to check en-US into the defensibility of that particular en-US requirement, and we will do so before the en-US second reading.en-US For her part, Commissioner Frannie en-US Hutchinson expressed concern that the mile en-US limitation could potentially limit doctors en-US from being able to distribute the medication en-US from their own clinics. Commissioner en-US Townsend, who attended an Orlando sumen-US -en-US mit on medical marijuana earlier this year, en-US said the conversation was probably premaen-US -en-US ture on the matter.en-US Everything is a vertical process, so in en-US order for you to be able to have a dispensary, en-US you have to be able to take it from cultivating en-US it to the dispensary, she said. So at this en-US time, I dont believe a physician is legally en-US authorized to write the recommendation is en-US going to be able to dispense it unless they are en-US part owners with one of the cultivating comen-US -en-US panies.en-US The Commission will hold the second en-US public hearing on the matter beginning at 6 en-US p.m. May 2 in the County Commission en-US Chambers at 2300 Virginia Ave. in Fort en-US Pierce. en-USKeep looking, its there!en-USIen-USve noticed this phenomenon while en-US instructing new computer users: A lost en-US look will come over many new users en-US when asked to click an object because they en-US cant find it. Usually, I will hear I dont have en-US that, a short pause, and then the inevitable en-US Oh! Here it is! en-US So, whats going on here? Why are many en-US new computer users unable to find objects, en-US links, menus and shortcuts that are present en-US on any given system, even when the items en-US in question are right there on the screen? en-US The answer is where peoples eyes tend to en-US go when a window opens. en-US Most of the time, the users eyes are en-US hovering around a 4-inch circle in the en-US center of the screen. If they dont see what en-US they are looking for there, the response is en-US usually I dont have that. en-US Then (after realizing that maybe they en-US should have whatever it is they cant find), en-US they will broaden the search a bit, move en-US their eyes around and locate what they were en-USmissing. en-US If you are having trouble finding things en-US on your desktop, pay attention to where en-US your eyes go when a window pops open. If en-US you see that you tend to focus your view to en-US a small area in the center of the window, try en-US shifting your view to the top left of the en-US screen and work your way to the lower right en-US through the center of the window. This will en-US usually allow you to see whats what in any en-US given window in the order of importance. en-US By the time you get to the lower right en-US portion of the window, you will typically en-US have enough information to complete en-US whatever it is you are trying to do. Have I en-US lost you? Lets look at it another way. en-US When someone hands you a piece of en-US paper or you open a page in a book, where en-US do your eyes go? Well, they certainly dont en-US hover around the center of the page (or at en-US least they shouldnt). In Western civilizaen-US -en-US tion, we begin reading from the top left and en-US work our way to the lower right. If we were en-US to just focus on the center of the page, we en-US would end up just reading a small chunk of en-US whats written and miss the beginning and en-US end. Without thinking, we know to start at en-US the top left of the page and, working from en-US left to right, line by line, move our way en-US down the page. en-US We need to develop the same habit when en-US we are using the computer en-US because the same rules tend en-US to apply. Starting in the en-US middle of the screen and en-US then wandering around en-US with our eyes will leave us en-US feeling lost and out of en-US control, and we will most en-US certainly miss something. en-US Instead, try this: Every en-US time a window opens, start en-US at the top left corner of the en-US window and, moving from en-US left to right and then slowly en-US down the screen, you will en-US find that most windows en-US have been constructed in a logical order. en-US When we look at the top left corner of en-US any given window, we will usually see an en-US icon representing whatever program is en-US running, followed by the title bar. These are en-US good things to know: the name (and icon) en-US of the program running and its title. en-US The next line down that we may encounen-US -en-US ter is a line of pull-down menus. The en-US pull-down menus are where we can find all en-US the controls and commands that are en-US available within that particular window en-US grouped again, in logical sections. All of the en-US filing-related commands are grouped under en-US file, all the editing commands are grouped en-US under edit and so on, with the final en-US pull-down menu usually being help. en-US They arranged it in this way so that if en-US people dont find what they are looking for en-US by going through each menu from left to en-US right, they can look in the help menu as a en-US last resort. However, all programs are en-US different; you wont see all of the items en-US listed above in every window. en-US The point Im trying illustrate is to start en-US from the top left, and usually you can find en-US whatever it is you are looking for. en-US Sean McCarthy fixes computers. He can be en-US reached at 888-752-9049 or en-US help@Compuen-US -en-US teThisOnline.comen-US (no hyphens). COMPUTE THIS en-USSEAN MCCARTHY Clinics en-USFrom page 1


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RA IN or SHINE we haveai ns ide building for b ac k-up Come Join us at PAL PARK for a FREE Easter Egg Hunt. All children under 12 years old welcome.On Saturday April 15th 2017 at 10:00am SHARP! The day before Easter! 903 South 21 St Ft. Pierce 34950 Bring your children and a basket to the PAL Center, at 10:15 Children will be let loose by age to have a blast in the park. If you would like to volunteer for this event or donate some eggs (plastic type) or candy call 466-0606 This is a Free event for all. RAIN or SHINE we have an inside building for back-up. THANK YOU SPONSORSOcean Chiropractic Ft. Pierce Elks RE/MAX Realty Services Brandi & Karen Pearson C ome Join us at PALPA RK for a FREE Ea s ter EggHunt Allchil dr enunder12ye ars oldwe lcom e.Ocean Ch i ropr a ctic Ft. Pierce Elks R E/MAX R eal ty Services Brandi & K aren PearsonOn Sat urd ay April 15th2017 at10 : 00a m SHARP! Thed ay b efore East er !903South21StFt Pi er ce3 4950Br ing yo urchild ren andab as k et totheP AL Cen te r, at10 : 15Child ren will be l et l oose by age Toh ave abl ast in the p ar k.THANK YOU SPO NSORSIf you wouldli ke to vo lun teer for thisevent or don ate some eggs(pl ast ictype) or candy ca ll466-06 06Thisisa Free eve nt for al l. RA IN or SHINE we haveai ns ide building for b ac k-up ARIES March 21/April 20 en-USAries, maintain your composure in light of a en-US sticky situation that you are called upon to en-US handle in the next few days. Others will notice en-US your calm demeanor.en-USTAURUS April 21/May 21en-USTaurus, emotions can be a little distracting en-US this week as sparks fly in a new relationship. en-US Avoid going overboard but enjoy this exciting en-US time in your life.en-USGEMINI May 22/June 21en-USGemini, you are content to take it easy and to en-US follow a familiar routine for now rather than en-US branching out into new things. Take a flier on en-US new friendships and you will be glad you did.en-USCANCER June 22/July 22en-USTry not to take things too personally when you en-US start receiving feedback, Cancer. Everyone en-US has an opinion, and most people share theirs en-US with good intentions.en-USLEO July 23/Aug. 23en-USThe truth will ultimately set you free, Leo. Seek en-US the truth when handling a difficult problem en-US and this will eventually make the solution easen-US -en-US ier to find.en-USVIRGO Aug. 24/Sept. 22en-USYou might want to hold off on an ambitious en-US project for another month, Virgo. This will give en-US you more time to develop a plan to complete en-US the project.en-USLIBRA Sept. 23/Oct. 23en-USLibra, you may need assistance, but no one is en-US stepping up as a candidate at this juncture. en-US Wait a bit longer and someone is sure to step en-US up to the challenge.en-USSCORPIO Oct. 24/Nov. 22en-USScorpio, you can daydream about being on en-US your own personal island, but the tasks that en-US need to get done will still be waiting for you. en-US Face things head-on.en-USSAGITTARIUS Nov. 23/Dec. 21en-USHoroscopes Dining en-US&en-US Entertainmenten-USFRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2017 en-US FORT PIERCEen-US WWW.HOMETOWNNEWSOL.COM PAGE 13Out & about 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 pe r child. For more information, call (772) 878-2277. 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. Recital is Thursday, April 13 and Friday, April 14. Tickets are $5. For more information, contact the IRSC box office at (772) 462-4750 or visit www.irsc. edu. 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) 4624750 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, free fingerprinting for children done by the St Lucie County Sheriffs Office. There will be games, arts and crafts, face painting, en-USFORT PIERCE The two main theaters in Fort Pierce are en-US inviting kids from all over St. Lucie County to participate in en-US their theater camps this summer. The Pineapple Playhouse en-US and Sunrise Theatre will offer the camps from June through en-US August, and they are a good way for young people to be introen-US -en-US duced to the stage slowly and at their own pace.en-US At the Camp Bravo Summer Camp at The Pineapple, chilen-US -en-US dren from 5 to 16 years of age can participate in a wide-rangen-US -en-US ing series of instruction, from auditioning and casting to acten-US -en-US ing, costume design, stage makeup and hair, stage and set en-US design and other technical aspects of what it takes to put on a en-US show.en-US Jennifer Willis-Adams, who is the current director of the en-US Junior Troupe and the recording secretary on the boards of en-US directors, said the summer camps are a great way for young en-US people to get over their stage fright and ease their way into en-US acting.en-US They play a variety of theater games and do improv to help en-US build their skills, Ms. Willis-Adams said. I field quite a few en-US e-mails with people moving into the area and their kids are en-US interested in performing and they want to know what we have en-US coming up.en-US A lot of the kids you will see who perform on our stage en-US have been a part of our summer camp program.en-US The first session is from June 11 to 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. en-USTheater camps coming to areaBy Gaylon See en-US en-US CAMPSen-US, page 14en-US Seeen-US en-US OUTen-US page 14en-US Seeen-US en-US SCOPESen-US, page 18


en-US 14 Save hundreds of dollars every week with coupons & discounts from our local advertisers! 150277 (MAIN) MONDAY NIGHTSAll Burgers$1.00 OFF Coee $1.00 with Meal Live Music Friday Nights 6 9 p.m. Karaoke Tues & Thurs Nights 5 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 Coming SOON! Thursday Nights!! All U Can Eat Crab legs w/2 sides. $29.00 per person 4 p.m. 8 p.m.TUESDAY NIGHT TACOS $3.00 Beef, Chicken or Fish Tacos $4.00 Steak, Mahi or Shrimp w/salsa & sour cream ALL U CAN EAT CHIPS & SALSA $3.00 per person (price per taco)WEDNESDAYAll U Can Eat Fried Fish Fingers w/fries & slaw$14.00 Spring on in for delicious homemade dishes for breakfast lunch and dinner! PORT ST LUCIE Pets make many en-UShomes complete, and Kellys Animal Hosen-US -en-US pital is hosting the first St. Lucie West Pet en-US Fair on April 22 for that very reason. The en-US event will be hosted at the hospital at 150 en-US N.W. Central Park Plaza from noon to 5 en-US p.m. and it will include educational exhiben-US -en-US its, wildlife rehabilitator, a reptile exhibit, en-US Police K-9 demonstrations, pony rides, a en-US petting zoo, food, contests, raffles, en-US face-painting for kids and pet photos all en-US part of the fun.en-US The event will be the first of its kind at en-US the animal hospital, and organizers said en-US they simply want to give people a chance to en-US show up with their pets or perhaps find a en-US new fur baby and spread the word about en-US what they do there. The company has been en-US in business since 2000, is centrally located en-US in St. Lucie West.en-US Were also going to have a grooming en-US exhibit and a microchip clinic and we have en-US different vendors showing up, said Carol en-US Carter, who is the practice manager and en-US main organizer for the event. Weve been en-US here for 17 years and people still dont en-US know were here and we figured it was a en-US good way to get people outdoors and let en-US them know about us.en-US The Humane Society and Dogs & Cats en-US Forever also will attend, and many of the en-US employees at Kellys also will have a dog or en-US two of their own there. It is a good way for en-US people to enjoy a day out and see other en-US peoples pets and learn about ways to proen-US-en-US tect and help their pets, Ms. Carter said. en-US Were also going to have a barbecue en-US food truck from Smoke King BBQ, Ms. en-US Carter said. The event is free to attend en-US with no admission, but the food truck is en-US the only thing people will have to pay for; en-US people can just come on over and wander en-US around and enjoy.en-US For more information about the organien-US -en-US zation, please visit the Web site at www.kelen-US -en-US or find them on en-US Facebook. Kellys Animal Hospital can be en-US reached at 772-336-8111.en-USPet Fair welcomes all animalsBy Gaylon en-USon camps days. The camps will feature a en-US performance by the campers on June 30 at en-US 7 p.m. and a July 1 show at 2 p.m. Session en-US two is from July 9 to 27 with camp times en-US from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the final shows en-US will be on July 28 at 7 p.m. and the July 29 en-US matinee at 2 p.m.en-US The cost for campers is $350 per session, en-US which includes a pizza party on Fridays en-US and a camp T-shirt, and there is a 10 peren-US -en-US cent discount for each additional family en-US member and early drop-off and aftercare is en-US available for parents. Interested people can en-US contact the playhouse at 772-465-0366 or en-US e-mail en-US info@pineappleplayhouse.comen-US to en-US find out more.en-US The Sunrise Theatre will host four sepaen-US-en-US rate, week-long childrens summer proen-US -en-US grams conducted by the Missoula Chilen-US-en-US drens Theatre from June to August. en-US Registration for summer camp began on en-US March 20 and the camps are filling up en-US quickly. Each week-long camp culminates en-US in a public performance, starring local en-US children, complete with professionally en-US designed scenery and costumes. en-US The Sunrise Theatre also has received en-US assistance from the Sunrise Theatre Founen-US -en-US dation, media partners, corporate donors, en-US volunteers and sponsors to put on their en-US camps, and they offer a similar experience en-US for young people to grow in the arts.en-US The camps are set at a maximum of 64 en-US students for each of the programs, and the en-US cost for each week-long program is $125 en-US per child and is for children ages 6 to 18. en-US Assistant directors will also be cast to assist en-US with the technical aspects of the producen-US -en-US tion. For more information contact the en-US box office at 772-461-4775 or www.Sunen-US -en-US This year, the camps will be Cinderella, en-US which will run from June 19 to 22 for the en-US workshop with the childrens performance en-US on June 23 at 7 p.m.; The Wiz of the West, en-US which runs from June 26 to 29 and a peren-US -en-US formance on June 30 at 7 p.m.; Beauty en-US Lou and the Country Beast, which runs en-US from July 24 to 28 with a performance on en-US July 29 at 7 p.m.; and Gullivers Travels en-US from July 31 to Aug. 4 and a performance en-US on Aug. 4 at 7 p.m.en-US The Pineapple Playhouse is located at en-US 700 W. Weatherbee Road and The Sunrise en-US Theatre is located at 117 S. 2nd St. in Fort en-US Pierce. en-USCampsen-USFrom page 13 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) 332-8808. 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) 7855833 or email Easter Bunny Basket Cake class: Meant for ages 5 to 15. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Cake Lady, 207 Orange Ave., Fort Pierce. Students will decorate a 6-inch cake with fondant and buttercream techniques to create a bunny in a basket. Cost $45. All materials and supplies provided. For more information, call (772) 242-8128 or visit Earth Fest Spring Festival: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Children's Museum of the Treasure Coast, 1707 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. Crafts, games, Easter egg hunt and egg decorating, bounce houses, food, more, Non-members $4, free for members. For more information, call (772) 225-7575 or visit One Night of Queen: 8 p.m., Sunrise Theatre, 117 S. Second Street, Fort Pierce. Great Britains most explosive rock n roll tribute show, One Night of Queen, makes its en-US Seeen-US en-US OUTen-US page 15en-USOuten-USFrom page 13


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-USRyan Achin, 15, caught a en-US 32 inch snook under the en-US 510 high bridge on March en-US 25, 2017. 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 nameen-US City you live inen-US Age (if 18 or younger)en-US Type of fishen-US Approximate size of fishen-US Area you caught the fishen-US Phone number in case we have questions (will not be printed)en-USNice Catch! annual appearance at the Sunrise Theatre. Scottish vocalist Gary Mullen is a legend in his homeland for his uncanny ability to channel the late, great Queen front man Freddie Mercury. Tickets are $45 or $39. For tickets or more information, call (772) 4614775 or visit SUNDAY, APRIL 16en-US en-US Easter Bunny visits Treasure Coast en-US Square:en-US The Bunny Photo Experience runs en-US March 24 through April 16 in the Old Navy en-US Courtyard. Children can visit with the bunny, en-US take home a photo of the occasion, and en-US receive an activity sheet. There are two en-US sessions for the Caring Bunny, with reduced en-US sensory triggers during visits, on Sunday en-US morning, March 26 and Sunday morning, en-US April 2, as well as pet photos on Sunday en-US evening, April 9. en-US For more information, visit en-US, APRIL 16en-US 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 18 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 19 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 21en-US 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-USSATURDAY, APRIL 22en-USSeeen-US en-US OUTen-US page 18en-USOuten-USFrom page 14


en-US 16 en-USPen-USerhaps like many East Coast Florida en-US residents anxious to get to the Gulf of en-US Mexico prior to the sunset, my wife en-US Gloria and I have usually thought of the en-US small Desoto County city of Arcadia as little en-US more than a convenient place for a quick en-US meal before resuming our journey. Our en-US whole outlook on the area known as the en-US Peace River Valley changed after recently en-US spending a weekend at the Oak Park Inn in en-US downtown Arcadia. en-US Wed had a chance encounter with the en-US proprietor Christopher Brown about a en-US month prior, who most graciously gave us a en-US tour of the fully restored building, originalen-US -en-US ly built in 1904. His sense of humor and en-US charming manner enticed us to return so en-US we could explore more of the town, the en-US heart of an extensive agricultural and cattle en-US ranching region. We were both surprised at en-US the number of historical buildings in the en-US downtown area for such a small communien-US -en-US ty, the result of the city serving at one time en-US as the county seat of what would one day en-US become Charlotte, Hardee, Glades and en-US Highlands counties as well. en-US Today these magnificently ornate en-US structures serve as the backdrop for regular en-US events, such as Old Town Market held on en-US the first Saturday of each month, when the en-US sidewalks are filled with vendors selling en-US everything from antiques to arts and crafts; en-US the Vintage Car Show, held every third en-US Saturday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; and the en-US Street Fair held every fourth Saturday, an en-US enormous event that draws antique and en-US collectible vendors from around the state. If en-US you happen to visit on any other weekend, en-US you could still spend hours popping in and en-US out of the 30-some antique and collectible en-US shops housed in the historical buildings en-US downtown. Nearly 400 such structures in en-US Arcadia were placed on the National en-US Register of Historic Places in 1984, and en-US today you can pick up a self-guided tour en-US map and see at least 24 of these within easy en-US walking distance. en-US The property upon which the immacuen-US -en-US lately furnished Oak Park Inn sits shares in en-US the Wild West legacy of the area, home to en-US the infamous Seminole Indian wars fought en-US between Spanish and European cowboys en-US and the Native Americans from their en-US respective lands on opposite sides of the en-US nearby Peace River. According to Mr. en-US Brown, the land was once home to a saloon en-US and bordello, whose owner ended up in the en-US areas last reported gunfight with the en-US then-mayor trying to clean up the town. en-US You can still enjoy the luxurious ambiance en-US of that bygone era -coupled with the en-US modern touches of air conditioning, en-US running water and WiFi -in the Oak Park en-US Inns 12 differently themed rooms. One of en-US only three buildings to survive the raging en-US Thanksgiving Day fire of 1905, the Oak en-US Park Inn now treats its guests to a 24-hour, en-US self-service continental breakfast bar, an en-US unusual amenity enabling them to snack en-US any time of the day or night when they get en-US the urge. en-US After visiting a few collectible shops the en-US first morning, we drove about five minutes en-US north of town to the Canoe Outpost nestled en-US at the edge of Peace River, where we joined en-US a group of fellow adventurers preparing to en-US canoe down a six-mile section of the river. en-US After a short bus ride upriver, we found en-US ourselves in the midst of an incredible en-US pristine environment, where the only en-US sounds heard apart from the splashing of en-US the oars were the creatures native to the en-US banks along the river. Although I have en-US kayaked in many of South canoe trails, I en-US have never seen another river like this in en-US the region, whose frequent sandbars en-US provide enticing spots for a picnic or en-US overnight camping. The Canoe Outpost en-US also boasts its own campground further en-US upriver and organizes overnight float trips en-US for guests. If you have your own recreationen-US -en-US al vehicle, the massive Peace River Campen-US -en-US ground adjacent to the Outpost offers a en-US boat ramp among its numerous facilities. en-US The river is known for both fossils and en-US sharks teeth, and we actually saw two men en-US with specialized equipment searching for en-US the latter during our float. en-US After a brief lunch at the Oak Street Deli en-US downtown, we headed south to the little en-US village of Nocatee, where we joined Captain 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 PRE-VATICAN II ROMAN CATHOLICISMQ A S CTraditional Latin Mass Every Sunday at 10:00 A.M. Vero Beach Womens Club 1824 21st St. Vero Beach, FLNot aliated with the local diocese. SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT YOUR CHURCH 772-467-4319 A peaceful respite awaits in Arcadia WEEKEND WANDERER en-USDONALD RODRIGUE en-USIf you goen-USCanoe Outpost, 2816 N.W. County Road 661, (863) 494-1215, en-US www.canoeoutpost.en-US comen-US El Pirata Restaurante Mexicano, 1999 Highway 70 East, (863) 993-2203. en-US For general info, en-US www.visitdesoto.comen-US Oak Park Inn, 2 West Oak St., (863) 494-9500, en-US www.oakparkinnarcadiaflorida.comen-US Oak Street Deli, 26 W Oak St., (863) 494-3898en-US Peace River Charters, 4192 S.W. Adventure Way, (863) 444-0693, en-US www.peaceriveren-US -en-US charters.comen-US Rose Creek Restaurant, 117 West Oak St., (863) 884-2321, en-US www.rosecreekrestaurant.en-US comen-US Solomans Castle, 44533 Solomon Road, Ona, (863) 494-6077, en-US www.solomonscastle.en-US com en-USSee en-US weekend, page 18


en-US 17 FREE SUBSCRIPTION FREE DELIVERY MORE CIRCULATION MORE READERS MORE RESULTS! Call us at 866.913.6397or go to our website 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 $40 before 11 a.m. $35 after 11 a.m. Finally, a major for Sergio en-USIen-USn 1999 at the PGA Championship at en-US Medinah Country Club outside en-US Chicago, many predicted that Sergio en-US Garcia would become the rival so many en-US wanted to Tiger Woods. en-US The 19-year-old had it all. He was young, en-US fearless, handsome, and plenty of golf game en-US to go along with the rest of the package. No en-US one would have thought that it would take en-US nearly two decades for Garcia to win his en-US first major.en-US This past Sunday, The Masters rolled out en-US the drama once again. While Rickie Fowler, en-US Jordan Speith and Charlie Hoffman fell en-US back, and Mat Kouchar ran out of holes, it en-US came down to two good friends from en-US Europe.en-US Justin Rose and Garcia traded the lead en-US several times over the course of Sundays en-US final round. Sergio was ahead by three en-US shots, then found himself trailing by three. en-US It seemed that the minute one pulled ahead, en-US the other would pull off a great shot. As en-US usual on Masters Sunday, it was fun en-US viewing.en-US I have always liked Sergio. I have found en-US him friendly, warm and open around me en-US when weve talked. He even gave my wife a en-US big kiss when she first met him. This year en-US she celebrated her 50th birthday just before en-US the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens. en-US When I asked him if he would wish her a en-US belated Happy Birthday, he was thrilled to en-US accommodate. She loved his video message en-US sent via my phone. The man certainly had en-US some good Karma coming his way.en-US On this Sunday in Augusta, Georgia, en-US what struck many viewers was the sportsen-US -en-US manship shown between Sergio and Justin. en-US Playing together in the final pairing, the en-US duo seemed to encourage each other to hit en-US great shots and then smiled and congratuen-US -en-US lated each other as they pulled them off. In en-US an era where players in so many other en-US sports are known for belittling their en-US opponents, it was refreshing to see that the en-US gentlemans sport was exactly that, en-US gentlemanly.en-US The Green Jacket almost didnt go to en-US Sergio. Augusta National has been known en-US for heroics on Sunday. Those heroics being en-US eagles and impossible birdies from the en-US eventual winner. For Sergio, it was a par at en-US the 13th that may have saved his win. en-US Trailing by two after bogeys at 10 and 11, en-US Sergio was falling back and his drive at 13 en-US didnt help. He pulled it left and it came to en-US rest in one of those beautiful azalea bushes en-US that we all gush over. My bet is he didnt en-US much care for them at that moment. After a en-US drop, a careful layup, Sergio hit a great 4th en-US shot and managed to make his par and keep en-US himself within two shots of Rose.en-US After the tournament, he would say that en-US that par gave him momentum and restored en-US the confidence he needed. He would birdie en-US 14 and nearly pull off a en-US double-eagle at 15. On a en-US hole where Gene Sarazen en-US made history en route to en-US his win by holing a 5-wood en-US on his second shot, Garcia en-US nearly did the same with an en-US 8-iron in his hand. After en-US making the 15-foot eagle en-US putt, the pair was again en-US tied.en-US There is nothing as en-US dramatic in golf as having en-US the final pairing tied at the en-US top of the leaderboard and en-US standing on the 18th tee. en-US Who would make the great shot or who en-US would succumb to the pressure? The pair en-US narrowly missed birdie putts on the en-US tournaments 72nd hole and headed to a en-US playoff.en-US Rose would tee off first as the pair en-US readied to replay the 18th hole. Maybe the en-US pressure finally got to him as he hit his ball en-US a bit right and it rattled around in the trees, en-US falling down into the pine straw. Sergios tee en-US ball was struck solidly and found the en-US fairway.en-US With a bad lie, Rose was forced to punch en-US out and barely hit his ball ahead of Garcia. en-US When Sergio his his ball inside 10-feet and en-US Rose left himself about 15 feet for par, it en-US seemed that Rose knew he was on boren-US -en-US rowed time. As the pair approached the en-US green, Rose fell back and allowed Garcia to en-US enjoy the applause of the crowd. It was en-US another beautiful gesture in a round filled en-US with sportsmanship.en-US Even though a par would have won, en-US Garcia calmly finished in style, rolling in en-US his birdie putt to claim his first major title. en-US The golfer know up until that moment, as en-US one of the best to never win a major, shed en-US the gorilla from his back and blew kisses to en-US the fans who supported him so strongly.en-US This was a great week in golf. It started en-US with a beautiful gesture to our departed en-US King, Arnold Palmer and ended with two en-US men battling it out in a fashion that would en-US have made him proud.en-US Congrats Sergio. Masters Champion, and en-US soon to be husband. Its been a hell of a en-US year. 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 GOLF en-USJAMES STAMMER


en-US 18 en-USPaul Poffenbarger of Peace River Charters en-US for an airboat ride on a different stretch of en-US the waterway. Although I have ridden air en-US boats in the Everglades and on Lake en-US Tohopekaliga, this was my first river en-US experience and Glorias first air boat ride, en-US which we both found incredible. Captain en-US Paul proved to be an expert guide, and en-US within the first few minutes pointed out a en-US huge alligator on the bank, the largest I have en-US ever seen outside of a controlled animal en-US park environment. This part of the river is en-US much wider and perfect for air-boating, and en-US the noise-canceling headphones provided en-US passengers make it even more enjoyable. en-US Peace River Charters also offers Swamp en-US Buggy rides and guided horseback rides en-US along the river. en-US After returning to the Inn to freshen up, en-US we then strolled less than two blocks to one en-US of downtown Arcadias newest dining en-US establishments, the Rose Creek Restaurant. en-US Opened only last month by Michael Owens en-US -also the owner of a large antique and en-US collectibles store downtown -Rose Creek en-US serves a variety of appetizers, sandwiches en-US and entrees for lunch and dinner. Formerly en-US of Sarasota, Mr. Owen and his wife decided en-US to focus on fine cuts of beef since they were en-US surprised to find no steak houses in the en-US middle of prime cattle country. For that en-US reason, Gloria ordered the Grilled Ribeye, en-US while I went for the Prime Rib. We found en-US the former to be seasoned and seared en-US perfectly, while the latter was fork tender en-US and succulent. For an appetizer, we shared a en-US plate of Little Neck Clams swimming in a en-US broth of lemon, white wine and tomatoes, en-US and both of us enjoyed a house salad with a en-US creamy citrus vinegar dressing. We shared a en-US delicious slice of Key Lime Pie for dessert. en-US Our last morning in Arcadia, we headed en-US about 20 minutes north to Solomons Castle, en-US perhaps one of the most unique and en-US out-of-the-way spots we have ever visited. en-US Built almost single-handedly by the late en-US artist Howard Solomon, the castle itself is en-US set near the banks of Horse Creek in the en-US midst of a lush oak forest in nearby Hardee en-US County. An artist since infancy, Mr. en-US Solomon built the castle and covered it with en-US old aluminum printing press plates from a en-US Wauchula newspaper. The real treat for us, en-US however, was going through the artists en-US museum on the first floor, where we viewed en-US his artworks and sculptures made primarily en-US of old oil drums, wood, automobile parts, en-US and almost anything else he could find. en-US Visitors will see some of his best examples en-US of marquetry on display, along with en-US hundreds of whimsical metal characters. In en-US addition to the castle, Mr. Solomon built a en-US 65-foot-long replica of a Spanish galleon en-US -home to the Boat in the Moat restaurant en-US run by his eldest daughter Alane and her en-US husband -a four-story lighthouse and a en-US replica of the Alamo on the property. In en-US 2007, she also helped him begin his en-US collection of antique automobiles, now on en-US display as well. Visitors to the castle can also en-US tour two buildings filled with Model As, en-US Model Ts and other classic automobiles, en-US along with several wooden airplanes he en-US hung from the ceiling and several bar cars, en-US one of his favorite artworks. Visitors can en-US easily make an afternoon of it, touring the en-US exhibits, hiking the pathways and dining in en-US the galleon or in the gorgeous outside patio en-US shaded by the immense branches of a mossy en-US oak tree. en-US Weekend Wanderer is written by en-US award-winning travel and feature writer en-US Donald Rodrigue. Answers Located in the Classied Section Sagittarius, a trusted friend is willing to hear your en-USside of the story and offer a new perspective and en-US some advice. en-USCAPRICORN Dec. 22/Jan. 20en-USYour presence is a gift to someone who needs you en-US even if you get tongue-tied and don't know what en-US to say, Capricorn. Let your company serve as supen-US -en-US port. Things will fall in place.en-USAQUARIUS Jan. 21/Feb. 18en-USAquarius, you may find yourself falling back on old en-US habits in the days ahead. Do your best to avoid en-US these habits.en-USPISCES Feb. 19/March 20en-USPisces, friends and family often look to you for en-US support because you can be such a calming presen-US -en-US ence. Share this gift with as many as you can. en-USScopesen-USFrom page 13 en-USWeekenden-USFrom page 16 Earth Day at Heathcote: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Heathcote Botanical Gardens, 210 Savannah Road, Fort Pierce. Visit Heath cote for familyand Earth-friendly activities and entertainment. For more information, call (772) 464-4672 or visit en-US Puppet Theater: 10:30 a.m., fourth en-USSaturday each month, at the Fort Pierce en-US Branch Library, 101 Melody Lane, Fort en-US Pierce. Free. en-US For more information, call (772) 462-2812, email en-US pernag@stlucieco.en-US org, en-US or visiten-US Ladybug Launch children's event: Held in connection with a full day of Earth Day fun, the educational ladybug release will be held from 11 a.m. to noon, Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, 2410 S.E. Westmoreland Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Free for children ages 5-12 and their families. Registration is required. Please call (772) 337-1959 to register. Port St. Lucie Business Womens Luncheon and Fashion Show: 27th annual event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club, 12600 N.W. Harbour Ridge Blvd., Palm City. Theme is Sailing in Style.Door prizes, raffles, and more than 100 items offered in a silent auction. This major fundraiser helps support the organizations Community Action Grants & Awards, which go to local non-profit agencies that work with women and children, and provides scholarships for women attending Indian River State College. Tickets cost $55 per person. Order tickets online at https://fashionshowpslbw. or contact Angela Hayle at (772) 985-5256, or by email at secretary@ From Classical to Contemporary wind ensemble and instrumental concert: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., McAlpin Fine Arts Center, IRSC main campus, 3209 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce. Enjoy an uplifting en-US Seeen-US en-US OUTen-US page 19en-USOuten-USFrom page 15


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I can hardly en-US wait to start cooking! en-US Unfortunately, for years many consumers en-US would buy imported lamb from New en-US Zealand and Australia, overcook it, and en-US serve it in sandwiches. The flavor would be en-US overpowering and the texture dry and en-US chewy. Lamb raised in the United States is en-US grain fed giving the lamb a beefier flavor en-US unlike the imported lamb that is grass fed, en-US which caused a more intense flavor. Todays en-US lamb from New Zealand and Australia is en-US grain fed and has developed a more delicate en-US taste. I still prefer the domestic lamb, but I en-US will use the imported in a pinch with no en-US problem.en-US Chefs are better trained in the cooking of en-US lamb today, and it is seen more often on en-US restaurant menus as well as lamb shanks, en-US my second all-time favorite meat. en-US Lamb is very healthy to eat. It is a great en-US source of protein, essential vitamins and en-US minerals. It has the correct ratio of all eight en-US of the essential amino acids. en-US The meat has less marbling than other en-US meats, which means that most of the fat is en-US on the outside edges. A 3-ounce portion of en-US lamb leg has 74 mg of cholesterol compared en-US to 70 mg to a skinless chicken breast. en-US Calorie wise, there are 162 in lamb to 159 in en-US chicken. en-US Now here is what you all have been en-US waiting for, my personal all-time favorite en-US recipe for Roasted Spring Lamb a la Costa.en-USROASTED LEG OF LAMBen-USIngredientsen-US 1 5-6 pound bone-in leg of lamben-US 1/4-cup olive oilen-US 2 tablespoons chopped fresh garlic cloves en-US (about 6 cloves)en-US 1/3-cup balsamic vinegaren-US 1/4-cup fresh squeezed lemon juiceen-US 1 teaspoon salten-US 1 teaspoon black pepperen-US 2 tablespoons leaf oreganoen-US 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, choppeden-US Directionsen-US In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients en-US together except the lamb. Make 8 or 9 small en-US slices all over the lamb. Insert the mixture en-US in the slices and rub the entire lamb with en-US the remaining mixture. en-US Place in a roasting pan fat side down. en-US Add 1/2-cup water and 1/2-cup red wine. en-US Roast at 375 degrees for 35-40 minutes en-US until a meat thermometer reads 135 en-US degrees.en-US Costa Magoulas is dean of the Mori en-US Hosseini College of Hospitality and Culinary en-US Management at Daytona State College. en-US Contact him at (386) 506-3578 or en-USmagoulc@en-US CHEF COSTA'S en-USCOOKING CORNERen-USCOSTA MAGOULAS repertoire of music from classical to contemporary, including selections from classical wind band, Broadway and the movies. General admission tickets are $15. For more information, contact the IRSC box office at (772) 462-4750 or visit www.irsc. edu. en-US en-US Creation Station Music Jam sessions:en-US en-US 2-4 p.m., Morningside Branch Library, 2410 en-US S.E. Morningside Blvd., Port St. Lucie, on the en-US fourth Saturday of the month through April. en-US Musicians can make and record music using en-US Mixcraft Pro Studio 7. en-US For more information en-US about library events visiten-US http://library.en-US, APRIL 23 Salute to Choral Masterworks choir concert: 2 p.m., McAlpin Fine Arts Center, IRSC main campus, 3209 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce. Enjoy selections from the historical canon of choral masterworks, exploring the outstanding legacy of Western European art music. General admission tickets are $15. For more information, contact the IRSC box office at (772) 462-4750 or visit www.irsc. edu. en-US 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 25 Big Band Night: Fort Pierce Jazz and Blues Society presents Big Band Night from 7-10 p.m. with the FDO 17 Piece Swinging Big Band at the Black Box at Sunrise Theatre, 117 S. Second Street, Fort Pierce. For more information, call (772) 460-5299 or visit en-US Pro Blues Jam:en-US With Spears & Compaen-US -en-US ny, 7-10 p.m., Midtown Grill & Bar at The en-US Days Inn, 3224 S. U.S. 1, Fort Pierce. Food, en-US dancing & great music. A sign up sheet will en-US be provided. Play, dance or just listen, en-US everyone is welcome. A Blues Alliance of the Treasure Coast event. For more information, visit www.bluesalliance.orgen-USWEDNESDAY, APRIL 26en-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. en-USOuten-USFrom page 18


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