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FORT PIERCETHE BEACHES LAKEWOOD PARK Vol. 16, No. 33 en-USFriday, January 12, 2018 en-US@HometownNewsStLucie @hometownnewsslc @HometownNewsSLC 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 en-USWAY TO GO!en-USThis week's Student Athlete en-US of the Week is from Fort en-US Pierce Central STUDENT 4 LOOKING FOR A HOME 7 en-USWould you like to en-US meet a cat who really en-US needs a home? Visit en-US Dogs and Cats Forever MEET BUDDHA en-USTOWNIES 12en-USTouring with the en-US Townies features en-US reader-submitted en-US photos from travels. en-US Lets see how many en-US places we can go! en-USGOING ON A TRIP? en-USCATCH 13en-USThese little anglers en-US are this week's en-US featured en-US fishermen! en-USWHAT A en-US CATCH! en-USINDEX Classified 16 Crossword en-US15 Horoscopes en-US11 Out & About 11 Police Report en-US5 Viewpoint en-US6 en-USCOMMUNITY CALENDARen-USSee en-US community en-US events on en-US page 2 en-USTAKE US WITH YOUen-USTouring with en-US the Townies en-US features en-US reader-suben-US-en-US mitted en-US photos from en-US travels. Lets en-US see how en-US many places en-US we can go! en-US Send in your picture or en-US questions to en-US en-USPLANNING A TRIP? FORT PIERCE The Treasure Coast History en-USFestival just got rolling last year, but came in as a en-US resounding success. Attendees saw it as a great en-US way to learn a variety of things about one of the en-US oldest cities on the Treasure Coast. en-US This years event has been expanded to include en-US Vero Beach, and will have even more participation en-US from historical figures and their descendants. en-US The Fort Pierce event will feature historical en-US re-enactors, rustic crafts, ghost tours, historical en-US trolley rides, an authors alley with local history en-US writers and a genuine Summerlins fish fry. en-US Meanwhile, people can enjoy other presentations en-US inside the Sunrise Black Box Theatre.en-US The History Festival in Fort Pierce will last en-US from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13 and was en-US the brainchild of Gregory Enns, publisher of Indien-US -en-US an River Magazine. He wanted to offer newcomers en-US a chance to look into the Treasure Coasts past and en-US for longtime residents to understand the deep en-US roots in the area, which go all the way back to en-US antiquity.en-US Thefirst session at The Black Box, which will be en-US about the history of Adams Ranch, starts at10:30 en-US a.m. This presentation will be particularly poien-US -en-US gnant because it features brothers Lee, Mike and en-US Robbie Adams. During the session they will disen-US -en-US cuss how the ranchbegan with its purchase by en-US their grandfather in 1937 and lead up to thepresen-US -en-USTreasure Coast en-US History Festival beginsen-USBy Gaylon Fort Pierce West en-USWood High School en-US Panthers varsity en-US basketball team en-US took on the Sebasen-US-en-US tian River High en-US School Sharks en-US during the John en-US Carroll Catholic en-US High School New en-US Year Tournament en-US in Fort Pierce on en-US Thursday, January en-US 4. The Panthers en-US won the hard en-US fought game with en-US a final score of en-US 47-46.en-US Here, Cornelius en-US Brown (No. 1) en-US goes for a shot en-US over the Sharks en-US Caleb Dodds (No. en-US 20).en-USSevin Bullwinkleen-US staff photographeren-USPanthers take on Sharksen-USCity ends fiscal year with en-US $2.5 million surplus, en-US although Sunrise Theatre en-US and Indian Hills remain en-US in the reden-USBy Donald Rodrigueen-USFor Hometown Newsen-USSeeen-US en-US HISTORYen-US page 3 en-USBy Gaylon Parkeren-USgparker@hometownnewsol.comen-USFORT PIERCE -The City Commisen-US-en-US sion found out recently that the municien-US -en-US pality ended its 2016-17 fiscal year with en-US nearly a $2.5 million cash surplus. en-US Fort Pierce Finance Director Johnna en-US Morris revealed the good news Jan. 2 en-US during the presentation of her 4th Quaren-US -en-US ter Financial Report. en-US I know this looks wonderful, she en-US said. As youll see, we had about $5.6 en-US million in additional revenue as opposed en-US to what we were budgeted. Most of that en-US was debt service that we did, the money en-US that we acquired for the loans.en-US Ms. Morris went on to credit the citys en-US surcharge on gasoline sales and utility en-US taxes for helping keep the city financially en-US healthy at the end of its most recent fisen-US -en-US cal year.en-US If you will look and see on our local en-US option gas tax, we had about $134,000 en-US more than what we actually budgeted to en-US come in, she added. And our utility en-US taxes, we had $342,000 in additional reven-US -en-US enue that we got in, so we did have a very en-US good year when it came to additional en-US revenue as to what it was that we were en-US actually budgeted and projected to en-US receive. We finished the year with $2.46 en-US million in our fund balance.en-US Commissioner Thomas Perona en-US breathed a sigh of financial relief upon en-US hearing the news. en-US When we were talking about the buden-US -en-US get originally back when we did it, there en-US was a little bit of conservatism when we en-US were trying to make these projections, en-US he said. So Im happy that there are en-US these larger numbers that came through. en-US If not, we were in big trouble so I do en-US appreciate that. If we make the budget en-US work within the realm that we set at that en-US time, this truly is a benefit to the city.en-US Commissioner Reginald Sessions en-US asked for further clarification on the suren-US -en-US plus, and Ms. Morris emphasized that en-US utility surcharges from customers outen-US -en-USFort Pierce en-US ends year en-US in blacken-USSeeen-US en-US BLACKen-US, page 4


en-US 2 en-USCommunity calendar FREE SUBSCRIPTION FREE DELIVERY MORE CIRCULATION MORE READERS MORE RESULTS! Call us at 866.913.6397or go to our website ** Going out of town? Still want the paper? No problem! Call us at the toll free number below for details! 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 THE HYSSONGS ARE COMING!Coming to Lakewood ParkUnited Methodist Church 5405 Turnpike Feeder Rd. Ft. Pierce772-465-1187Sunday, February 18th 10:30am SATURDAY, JAN. 13 en-US en-US Treasure Coast Nautical Flea Market:en-US en-US Eighth annual event from the Port St. Lucie en-US Anglers will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., en-US Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, 2410 S.E. en-US Westmoreland Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Dozens en-US of tables filled with new and used fishing en-US tackle, boats and nautical gear at low prices. en-US A full day of cash and carry shopping and en-US swapping fish stories. Free admission and en-US parking. en-US Vendors, call Frank Gamber (443) en-US 992-8428 or visit en-US en-US for en-US more information.en-US en-US Ultra-violet Vision Colors Through en-US Animal Eyes Night Hike:en-US 6-8 p.m., Ancient en-US Oaks Preserve/Weldon B. Lewis Park, 4650 en-US Oleander Ave., Fort Pierce. Humans have en-US great eyesight, but other animals can see en-US things we cannot. Find out more about how en-US light waves are perceived by animal eyes and en-US learn about the importance of color in en-US nature. During this night hike, use ultraviolet en-US lights to see a "new side" of plants, insects en-US and more. Free, reservations are required, en-US space is limited. Ages 12+; minors must be en-US accompanied by an adult. Proper footwear en-US and water are required; please, no pets. en-US For en-US more information or to register, call (772) en-US 462-2526, emailen-US, en-US or en-US visit en-US, JAN. 14en-GB en-GB Fort Pierce Half Marathon & 5K:en-GB en-GB Second annual race through historic en-GB downtown Fort Pierce and scenic South en-GB Beach. Course is designed for enjoyment for en-GB all ages. Runners will enjoy a south Florida en-GB sunrise, views of the Intercoastal, and food, en-GB fun, prizes, mimosas, commemorative en-GB T-shirt, more. Half marathon starts at en-GB 6:30 a.m., 5K starts at 7 a.m. Supports en-GB charities including the HANDS Clinic, the en-GB Lions Club, and the Martin Luther King en-GB Jr. Commemorative Committee. Various en-GB discounts available for signing up early. en-GB For en-GB more information or to register, visit en-GB www.en-GB en-US Homestead History Hike:en-US 9-10:30 a.m., en-US St. Lucie Village Heritage Park, 305 Torpey en-US Road, Fort Pierce. Acquired because of its en-US historic significance, this preserve has a en-US short trail filled with some of St. Lucie en-US Countys unique history from the third en-US Seminole War to 20th Century moonshining. en-US Spend the morning exploring trails and en-US listening to the retelling of the areas en-US historical events. Free, reservations are en-US required, space is limited. Ages 12+; minors en-US must be accompanied by an adult. Proper en-US footwear and water are required; please, no en-US pets. en-US For more information or to register, call en-US (772) 462-2526, emailen-US slchikes@stlucieco.en-US org, en-US or visit en-US, JAN. 15en-US en-US Changing Beaches Family Hike and en-US Cleanup:en-US 9-11 a.m., Ocean Bay Beachside en-US Preserve, 7600 South Ocean Drive, Jensen en-US Beach. Join us to see how the beach and life en-US around it has changed month to month. As en-US we walk the sandy shore well explore the en-US wrack line and find the treasures offered up en-US by the sea. At the end of this monthly en-US adventure, youll get a chance to become an en-US environmental steward by removing the man-en-US made trash and restoring the beachs en-US pristine beauty. All are welcome, but this hike en-US is most appropriate for families with children en-US ages 5 and older. All minors must be en-US accompanied by an adult. Free, reservations en-US are required, space is limited. Proper en-US footwear and water are required; please, no en-US pets. en-US For more information or to register, call en-US (772) 462-2526, emailen-US slchikes@stlucieco.en-US org, en-US or visit en-US en-US Enchanted Forest Family Hike:en-US 3-5 en-US p.m., Ancient Oaks Preserve/Weldon B. en-US Lewis Park, 4650 Oleander Ave., Fort Pierce. en-US Take a fun family hike to enjoy one of the en-US county's hidden gems and use all your en-US senses to investigate woodland en-US surroundings. This is an easy hike for en-US younger children and would be a good en-US introduction to newcomers. All are welcome, en-US but this hike is most appropriate for families en-US with children ages 5 and older. All minors en-US must be accompanied by an adult. Free, en-US reservations are required, space is limited. en-US Proper footwear and water are required; en-US please, no pets. en-US For more information or to en-US register, call (772) 462-2526, emailen-US en-US, en-US or visit en-US www.slchikes.en-US org.en-USTUESDAY, JAN. 16 en-US en-US Genealogy Program:en-US Records of the en-US War of 1812 presented by former Indian en-US River County Librarian Pamela J. Cooper. en-US 1:30-3 p.m., first floor meeting room at en-US Kilmer Branch Library, 101 Melody Lane, en-US Fort Pierce. The Treasure Coast Genealogical en-US Society also partners with the Library to offer en-US classes and workshops. All classes en-US presented at the Library are free and open to en-US the public, no Society membership is en-US required. en-US For more information, call (772) en-US 462-1615.en-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 each en-US week. en-US For more information, call (772) 462-en-US 2154 or visit en-US en-US or en-US email en-US en-US Celebrate Recovery:en-US 7-9:30 p.m., en-US Fairlawn Baptist Church, 3003 Rhode Island en-US Ave., Fort Pierce. A free, Christ-centered en-US recovery program offered every Tuesday en-US evening. en-US For more information, call (772) en-US 461-0814.en-GBWEDNESDAY, JAN. 17en-GB en-GB Ocean Science Lecture Series:en-GB Megan en-GB Davis of FAU Harbor Branch will present en-GB "Ocean Entres: The New Food Source to en-GB Feed the World" at 4 p.m., Johnson en-GB Education Center, Harbor Branch campus, en-GB 5600 U.S. 1 North, Fort Pierce. Free. en-GB For en-GB more information, contact Jill Sunderland at en-GB (772) 242-2506 or email en-GB education@fau.en-GB edu.en-GB en-GB Care for Caregivers support group: en-GB 6:30-8 p.m., third Wednesday each month, en-GB Suncoast Mental Health Center, 2814 S. U.S. en-GB 1, Suite D4, Fort Pierce. A support group for en-GB individuals, family members and others who en-GB play the role of caregiver to a person who en-GB struggles with a mental illness. The groups en-GB facilitator is volunteer mental health en-GB advocate Diego Gonzalez. en-GB For more en-GB information, contact Diego Gonzalez at (772) en-US Seeen-US en-US CALENDARen-US, page 3 en-GBWant to keep up-to-date en-GB en-GB weekly on the events en-GB en-GB and news in your area?en-GBSign-up for our en-GB en-GB e-newsletter!en-GB en-GBSimply send an email to:en-GBnewsfp@hometownnewsol.comen-GB en-GB Writeen-GB NEWSLETTER en-GB in the subject line Around Your en-GBe-newsletter


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You Get 2 Hearing Aids your choice WE REPAIR ALL MAKES & ALL MODELS en-USent, along with the ways in which the ranch en-US is changing to this day.en-US Mike, Lee and Robbie Adams now operen-US -en-US ate the ranch after the death of their father, en-US Bud Adams, in September, and theyre going en-US to be talking about the history of the ranch en-US going back their grandfathers purchase of it en-US in 1937, Mr. Enns said. Also, they will disen-US -en-US cuss how their dad created, developed it and en-US several breeds of cattle and what the ranch is en-US doing today: Looking forward to marketing en-US natural Adams Ranch beef.en-US Among the other presentations will be en-US the session at1:30 p.m., whichwill feature en-US adiscussion by experts about the establishen-US -en-US ment of Fort Pierce as a military base en-US in1838 during the SecondSeminole War.en-US It was originally an Ais Indian mound en-US and we know that there were burials there, en-US Mr. Enns said. The Ais Indians lived in the en-US vicinity of it, because there is a freshwater en-US spring there and we will talk about the preen-US -en-US history of the site featuring Historian en-US Lucille Rights.en-US The Sexton grandchildren, Sean Sexton, en-US Mark Tripson, JenzTripson, Bonnie Schwey, en-US Randy Sexton and many others will share en-US insights oftheirlegendary grandfather, en-US according to a press release. The presentaen-US -en-US tion also will reveal the many andcreative en-US entrepreneurial paths the Sexton family has en-US taken in art, agriculture,real estate and hisen-US -en-US toricalpreservation.en-US Both the presentation at The Emerson en-US Center and festivalin downtown Fort Pierce en-US are part of an annual celebration of Treasure en-US Coasthistory produced by Indian River en-US Magazine Inc.It is co-sponsored by Centeren-US -en-US State Bank, Southern Eagle Distributen-US-en-US ing,East Coast Lumber & Supply Co., Main en-US Street Fort Pierce, the SunriseTheatre and en-US The EmersonCenter.en-US The historyfestival is intended to highen-US-en-US light significant events and personalities en-US alongthe Treasure Coast, saidIndian en-US RiverMagazinePublisher Gregory Enns, en-US who is alsochairman of the festival. en-US Wewant newcomers to learn more about en-US their community and old-timers to help en-US usreconnect with the past.en-US The fish fry, hosted by theSummerlins en-US the first family of fishing on the Treasure en-US Coast will begin at 11a.m.The cost will be en-US $12 per plate and includes fish, cole slaw, en-US baked beans andhush puppies. An outdoor en-US session on the Summerlins fishing history en-US willbeginatnoon.en-US Theyre known for their fish-frys, and Photo courtesy of Gregory Enns en-USLee, Mike and Robbie Adams.en-USHistoryen-USFrom page 1en-UStheyve been doing it since the 1800s here, en-US Mr. Enns said. And we will be talking to the en-US Summerlins during the lunch.en-US The Vero Beach session will be a few days en-US earlier, on Thursday, Jan. 11. It will showen-US -en-US case the legacy of Vero Beachvisionary en-US Waldo Sexton, who created Vero Beach en-US landmarks such as McKeeBotanical Garen-US -en-US dens and the DriftwoodInn, That event also en-US is free and open to the public, and will begin en-US at7 theEmerson Center,1590 27th en-US Ave.en-US For more information, please visit the en-US events page on Facebook. For trolley reservaen-US -en-US tions please call 772-466-3880. For general en-US information, please call 772-940-9005. en-GB577-4024, en-GB, en-GB or visit en-GB http://suncoastmentalhealth.orgen-USTHURSDAY, JAN. 18en-GB en-GB Morning Light and Song along the en-GB River Hike:en-GB 8:30-10:30 a.m., Sweetwater en-GB Hammock Preserve, 4100 South 25th en-GB Street, Fort Pierce. Slip on your walking en-GB shoes and bring the family out to listen to en-GB melodic bird songs, trilling insects and the en-GB occasional splash of a fish in the St. Lucie en-GB River. We'll take our time to see and hear the en-GB environment around while we learn about en-GB the local ecology and discover a world of en-GB air plants, wild flowers and animals. en-US Free, en-US reservations are required, space is limited. en-US Ages 12+; minors must be accompanied en-US by an adult. Proper footwear and water en-US are required; please, no pets. en-US For more en-US information or to register, call (772) 462-en-US 2526, emailen-US, en-US or visit en-US en-GB Behind-the-Scenes Tour:en-GB 2 p.m., en-GB third Thursday each month, Smithsonian en-GB Research Station, Fort Pierce. Once a month en-GB the station opens its doors to the public en-GB to share current Smithsonian research en-GB on the plants and animals of the Indian en-GB River Lagoon and marine environments en-GB throughout the Caribbean. Tours are en-GB approximately one hour in length and en-GB begin at 2 p.m. in the Conference Room. en-US Seeen-US en-US CALENDARen-US, page 7en-USCalendaren-USFrom page 2


en-US 4 Darvion Blackshear is a consis en-US-en-US tent scorer for the Fort Pierce en-US Central Cobra basketball team. He scores   artfully, using speed, en-USsize, and timing to throw off en-US defenders. Darvion has never en-US met a shot he didnt like; en-US theyre good shots, for him, en-US because they usually go in. As a en-US true shooter, Darvion doesnt en-US worry about the last shot that he made or missed.   He is en-USalways anticipating the next play and sacrifices   a large en-USnumber of his field goal en-US attempts for a better shot for a teammate.   Because of the en-USreputation that he is developen-US -en-US ing, he is starting to understand en-US about being a decoy to set up en-US his teammates and how to en-US utilize teammates who are setting screens for him.   As a coach,   its important to allow en-UShim to play en-US free and en-US have a en-US green en-US light, en-US especially en-US beyond en-US the arc, en-USA star student en-USbecause of how he attracts en-US defenders and frees up other en-US teammates for better shots.   He is truly a shooter en-USwho has unlimited range and en-US the capability to manufacture points   quickly. en-USside of the Fort Pierce city limits helped to en-US bump the city into the black, along with en-US income from newly incorporated areas.en-US Most of this is from the surcharge that we en-US get off of utilities for our customers that are en-US not in the city limits -that are outside of en-US our boundaries -as well as from FP&L so en-US this is the franchise fee that is charged and en-US were paid, she explained. So based on en-US those utility customers and the franchise fee, en-US weve got about $342,000. Some of the larger en-US annexations that we had done at the end of en-US the fiscal year we had a whole fiscal year of en-US revenue from those particular clients, so en-US some of that is the franchise fees and the en-US water fees for revenue that we got in.en-US Not all the news was rosy, however. Data en-US from the 4th Quarter Financial Report en-US revealed two areas of continual concern for en-US city officials: the Indian Hills Golf Course en-US and the Sunrise Theatre. The former wound en-US up last October nearly $300,000 in the red.en-US The total resources that were available en-US were a negative $292.373, Ms. Morris said. en-US I am going to come back next meeting and en-US ask for a transfer for that amount out of en-US the fund balance to the golf course to have a en-US beginning balance of zero.en-US That news did not sit well with Commisen-US -en-US sioner Rufus Alexander, who reminded her en-US that the consent agenda the same evening en-US had also included a blanket purchase order en-US for the golf course of $121,000.en-US So youre talking about over $300,000 en-US that youre going to be spending at the golf en-US course, he exclaimed.en-US The citys finance director attempted to en-US explain to him the difference between the en-US purchase order and the budget transfer she en-US plans to request during the next meeting. en-US Well were going to transfer for the en-US $292,000, but the purchase orders are for en-US this fiscal year, she said. Were not asking en-US for a transfer when we approve the purchase en-US orders: we budgeted for that. Any expenses en-US that are over $10,000, they have to bring to en-US you for approval so weve already approved en-US the budget for them to spend that amount of en-US money. The purchase orders are just coming en-US to you to get approval to enter into contracts en-US for purchases that have already been en-US approved through budget.en-US Commissioner Perona then came to the en-US defense of the city-run golf course, saying he en-US believed recent changes at the facility were en-US already bearing fruit. He asked City Managen-US -en-US er Nick Mimms to expound on those changen-US -en-US es, who affirmed that he expected more en-US financial vigor at Indian Hills thanks to new en-US management and other policy changes. en-US We do have a new Golf Course Manager, en-US Danny Visconti, he said. He has some fanen-US-en-US tastic ideas and is also very experienced in en-US the world of golf. When it comes to the actuen-US -en-US al revenues and expenditures, he underen-US -en-US stands that he will have to operate within the en-US revenue he brings in. I foresee a strong peren-US -en-US formance by the golf course.en-US The Sunrise Theatre also lost money en-US during the 2016-17 fiscal year, with data en-US revealing a negative $264,470 balance last en-US October. en-US Taking into account the beginning negaen-US -en-US tive balance, the resources available at the en-US end of the fiscal year are a negative $418, en-US 862, Ms. Morris said. Im going to wait en-US until we get closer through the audit process en-US before I do a transfer for Sunrise, but I am en-US not going to ask for the entire amount -Im en-US going to see how well or what is done this en-US fiscal year before we do it.en-USBlacken-USFrom page 1 Seminole History and the Establishment of Fort Pierce Historical re-enactors, scholars and historians recall the Second Seminole War and the establishment of Fort Pierce 1 :30 p.m. Sunrise eatre Black Box Free Admission/Limited SeatingSummerlin Family Legacy Members of one of the regions earliest family host a sh fry and share stories about the early days on the Treasure Coast. Noon, in front of the Sunrise eatreAdams Ranch Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Brothers Lee, Mike and Robbie Adams share the history of Adams Ranch and look to the future 10:30 a.m. Sunrise eatre Black Box Free Admission / Limited Seating 2nd Annual Treasure Coast History FestivalSaturday, January 13 9:00am 3:00pm Downtown Fort Pierce, 117 S. Second St.


en-US 5 en-USPort St. Lucie Police en-US Departmenten-USElijah Beaubriant, 20, 1968 S.W. Victor Lane, en-US Port St. Lucie, arrested on an out-of-county en-US (Jacksonville Sheriffs Office) felony warrant for en-US armed robbery with a firearm or deadly weapon en-US and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.en-US Kristen Knight, 23, 6487-26 N. US Hwy. 1, en-US Fort Pierce, larceny grand theft of more than en-US $300 but less than $5,000.en-US Brittany Shields, 28, 1558 S.W. Flagami en-US Road, Port St. Lucie, arrested on a St. Lucie en-US County felony warrant for larceny.en-US Charles Allen, 18, 2211 S.W. Almansa Ave., en-US Port St. Lucie, smuggling contraband into a en-US detention facility.en-US Daniel Shanks, 35, 6220 N. Nebraska Ave., en-US Tampa, destroying, tampering with or fabricaten-US-en-US ing physical evidence and possession of a conen-US -en-US trolled substance without a prescription.en-US Richard Hillgardner, 45, 37 Narwood Road, en-US Massapequa, N.Y., battery on a person 65 en-US years of age or older.en-USFort Pierce Police Departmenten-USNathaniel Frederick, 61, 3708 Avenue K, Fort en-US Pierce, criminal mischief with property damage en-US of $1,000 or more.en-US Jack McCarthy, 18, 12843 S.E. Hobe Hills en-US Drive, Hobe Sound, battery by a person en-US detained in a prison or jail facility.en-US Robert Hallock, 24, 505 Mades Drive, Fort en-US Pierce, possession of cocaine.en-US Erick Delva, 29, 3103 Avenue M, Fort Pierce, en-US carrying a concealed weapon firearm.en-US Maidelys Moya, 41, 11000 N.E. 120th St., en-US Okeechobee, larceny grand theft of more en-US than $300 but less than $5,000.en-US Henry Plain, 31, 305 N. 31st St., Fort Pierce, en-US destroying, tampering with or fabricating physien-US -en-US cal evidence and possession of a weapon or en-US ammunition by a convicted Florida felon.en-US Sterling Anderson, 24, 3328 Nipinicket Court, en-US Orlando, carrying a concealed weapon fireen-US -en-US arm, removing the serial number from a firearm en-US or altering its identification.en-US Brandon Myers, 24, 907-202 S. 27th St., Fort en-US Pierce, arrested on an out-of-state felony waren-US-en-US rant for a violation of probation.en-US Tawana Benjamin, 44, 1405 Grand Club en-US Blvd., Fort Pierce, felony battery (two counts).en-US Alfred Gfroehrer, 44, 3043 S.W. Vittorio St., en-US Port St. Lucie, arrested on a St. Lucie County en-US felony warrant for third-degree grand theft.en-US Shameka Edwards, 37, 1114 Colonial Road, en-US Fort Road, battery causing bodily harm.en-USSt. Lucie County Sheriffs en-US Officeen-USLisa Watson, 42, 537 S.E. Crosspoint Drive, en-US Port St. Lucie, arrested on an outstanding St. en-US Lucie County felony warrant for grand theft of a en-US controlled substance.en-US Johnathan Calixte, 29, 6817 N.W. Granger en-US Ave., Port St. Lucie, arrested on an outstanding en-US St. Lucie County felony warrant for burglary of en-US a dwelling.en-US Samuel Davis, 28, 806 N. 23rd St., Fort en-US Pierce, arrested on an active St. Lucie County en-US felony warrant for violation of pretrial detention.en-US Timothy Tullis, 18, 39 Tangerine Ave., Fort en-US Pierce, unarmed burglary of an unoccupied en-US dwelling, larceny grand theft of more than en-US $300 but less than $5,000 and possession of a en-US weapon or ammunition by a convicted Florida en-US felon.en-US Sean Steele, 21, 809 Parkway Drive, Fort en-US Pierce, possession of marijuana of more than en-US 20 grams and smuggling a controlled suben-US-en-US stance into a detention facility.en-US James Grey, 24, 2922 Harson Way, Fort en-US Pierce, possession of marijuana with the intent en-US to sell, manufacture or deliver.en-US Steven Lewis, 32, 5660 N.W. Consumer en-US Ave., Port St. Lucie, arrested on an active St. en-US Lucie County felony bench warrant for burglary en-US of a conveyance and third-degree grand theft.en-US Joseph Krott, 34, 4909 Silver Oak Drive, Fort en-US Pierce, possession of a controlled substance en-US without a prescription (two counts).en-US Melissa Cascio, 25, 772 Pine Lakes Blvd., en-US Port St. Lucie, possession of a controlled suben-US -en-US stance without a prescription.en-US Tusuf Mohammed, 36, 1914 S.W. Libra en-US Lane, Port St. Lucie, driving with a suspended en-US license as a habitual offender.en-US Christopher Enright, 25, 241 Talbot Place, en-US Staten Island, N.Y., arrested on an out-of-state en-US (New York) felony warrant for possession of a en-US stolen vehicle.en-US Joshua Cruz, 19, 16451-6 Okeechobee en-US Road, Fort Pierce, aggravated assault with a en-US deadly weapon without the intent to kill.en-US Daelynn Hicks, 39, 2403-11A S. 25th St., Fort en-US Pierce, driving with a suspended license for the en-US third or subsequent offense and hit and run en-US failure to stop and remain at a crash site involven-US -en-US ing serious bodily injury or injury.en-US Jaquan Solomon, 24, 5004-B Sanibel Ave., en-US Fort Pierce, unarmed burglary of an unoccuen-US -en-US pied conveyance and grand theft of a motor en-US vehicle (recreational vehicle) with three counts.en-US Adrian Gonzales, 29, 415 S. Brocksmith, Fort en-US Pierce, driving with a suspended license for the en-US third or subsequent offense.en-US Gary Hamilton, 31, 2426 S.E. Perugia St., en-US Port St. Lucie, possession of marijuana of more en-US than 20 grams.en-US Nicole Fazio, 32, address withheld, Port St. en-US Lucie, neglect of a child with great bodily harm en-US and driving with a suspended license as a en-US habitual offender.en-US Preston Ward, 33, 3805 Avenue I, Fort en-US Pierce, possession of cocaine.en-US Roland Lupi, 23, 2036 8th Ave. S.W., Vero en-US Beach, arrested on an outstanding St. Lucie en-US County felony warrant for a violation of proba en-US-en-US tion for attempted purchase of cocaine.en-US Jung Seok, 49, 401 Moorings Drive, Lantana, en-US arrested on an outstanding felony warrant for a en-US order revoking pretrial release for a new arrest.en-US Jeremy Edwards, 33, 2706-A Dunbar St., en-US Fort Pierce, arrested on an outstanding St. en-US Lucie County felony capias warrant for felony en-US battery with a prior conviction.en-US Daniel Pitts, 35, 958 S.E. Proctor Lane, Port en-US St. Lucie, arrested on an active St. Lucie Counen-US -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 Monday Friday 10am-6pm Saturday 10am-2pm Closed Sunday PAULS GUNS Over 400 Guns in Stockwww.paulbuysguns.comWE BUY GUNS $$$$ OR TRADE JANUARY 2018 SPECIALS HEX & TAPCO AR/AK MAGS $9.99 CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT CLASS PURCHASE W/ CLASS. CALL TO RSVP 77 2-581-0640 See en-US en-US CRIMEen-US page 7


en-USVIEWPOINTen-USFRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018 en-US FORT PIERCEen-US WWW.HOMETOWNNEWSSLC.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 Don Hornbeck .................................. Regional Circulation Manager Steven Waddell ................................ Circulation Administrator Robin Bevilacqua ............................. Human Resources Isabel Harmon ................................. Account Receivable Annita Ferrante ................................ Credit & Collections Kathy Young ..................................... Major/Natl. Accounts Manager Kelly King .......................................... Major/Natl. 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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-USWe need a new lawen-USWe need a law for signaling for a turn or a en-US change of lanes. If the law was made it would en-US fill Floridas coffers in a week. Seriously it en-US would not be a major inconvenience or creen-US -en-US ate a problem and would make you a more en-US courteous driver. If you can talk on your en-US phone while you drive surely you can use en-US your directional signals. EASY!en-USDo not judgeen-USIn answer to the complaint about handien-US -en-US cap spots. Many autoimmune diseases are en-US invisible. Please do NOT judge but instead en-US educate yourself. Heart, MS, Lupus, PsA, en-US RA diseases just to name a few, are invisien-US -en-US ble. motto: But you dont look sick!en-USThe tax cuts dont help the pooren-USInstead of passing an anti-groping law en-US for themselves and the President they en-US passed a tax cut to line the pockets of themen-US -en-US selves and the wealthy at the expense of the en-US working class and low income people. If en-US your tax rate goes down but your taxes go en-US up because of elimination of deductions, en-US then it is a tax increase. Most people wont en-US see it until they dont get as much tax refund en-US or have to write a bigger check. The poor en-US cant pay the taxes and the wealthy have the en-US power not to pay them, so guess who is left en-US to pay them? If the wealthy paid their fair en-US share they would still be rich. By increasing en-US the wages the working class will earn more en-US money and have a larger tax liability. If they en-US dont tax you on the first $20,000 and you en-US dont earn any more you will still be in poven-US -en-US erty, which is Slavery without the whip. en-US They now want to tax you twice on the same en-US money,en-US While the rich get huge tax breaks. Yes! en-US GREED is alive and well. When the 10 peren-US -en-US cent finally get ALL the money, we will have en-US another depression just like in the 30s en-US because no one will be able the buy all the en-US products that make them rich. Thats why en-US they started Social Security back then. This en-US is all just an opinion of a poor person who en-US just wants to survive all the GREED and be a en-US consumer. Happy NEW Year.en-USStop being so sensitiveen-USWe as a society have grown so sensitive it en-US amazes me Im sure when the cross was en-US erected it was not to not include others! en-US Maybe the people involved in the memoen-US -en-US rial had done it because they never gave it a en-US second thought. So going forward the town en-US can put that on there thing to make sure it en-US remembers. That being said this is my en-US extreme view of this persons comments.en-US According to their response the island en-US should never had been built and the money en-US should have been spent on assisting local en-US veterans. The island is a SYMBOL and en-US money should not be spent on symbols.en-US This is not my view, somehow we have en-US become a people who feel excluded if not all en-US inclusive, weather by chose or innocently en-US not thinking about that when building this en-US Memorial. Love it for the great job that they en-US did.en-US P.S Im not a religious person, I feel that I en-US try every day to be a good and caring person en-US I guess thats my religion.en-USIts not just dogsen-USI have been following the interesting en-US comments about the messes that dogs are en-US allowed to make in public. Horrible. But en-US listen folks, its not always a dog, believe me. en-US Recently when I was walking home from en-US church with my wife I saw something that en-US horrified me. Someone was relieving themen-US-en-US selves on the grass by the side of the road. en-US He was, as we would say in the old country, en-US havin a ploppy. Yes! He was! Unbelieven-US-en-US able! I tried to block my wifes view so she en-US wouldnt have to see this disgusting sight, en-US but she did see it. She could not believe her en-US eyes. We crossed over to the other side of en-US the road just shaking our heads.en-US This has stayed in my mind, and it makes en-US me wonder. I grantyou might be desperate en-US to go, but what kind of society are we living en-US in when people cant be bothered to use the en-US bathroom? Do we need Animal Control for en-US humans? It just maddens me. What do en-US other readers think? Have they seen any en-US sights like this?en-USMake local en-US employees check lightsen-US I suggest modifying the job descriptions en-US of all local government employees that reguen-US-en-US larly go onto the streets in performing their en-US duties to require that, when stopped at a red en-US light, they have to check the tag and brake en-US lights of the vehicle directly ahead of them. en-US If anything is illegal like an expired tag or en-US burned out brake lights, they need to take a en-US photo of the tag for forwarding to someone en-US who can follow up on it later. We need to en-US increase the number of eyes looking for en-US expired tags and burned out brake lights.en-US The other day I was on St. Lucie West en-US Blvd stopped behind a truck with an expired en-US tag and two burned out brake lights.en-USWater under the bridge?en-USSpending millions of tax-dollars in lawen-US -en-US suits against Brightline was not very smart en-USfrom the start. After all, the RR was built en-US first, most towns of today came after the RR en-US was built. That was my take from the first en-US day it came up. Waiting for the construction en-US of the quiet zone in Stuart, Martin County, en-US paid by the RR was and is the second misen-US-en-US take. We could have the quiet zone already en-US instead of waiting and thinking the RR will en-USSevin Bullwinkle/staff photographeren-USThe Tin Roof Bar and Grill in Fort Pierce held a fundraiser on Thursen-US -en-US day, Jan. 4 to benefit Sergeant Bryan Perrett, a veteran with the en-US Martin County Sheriffs Office. Sergeant Perrett was diagnosed en-US with Stage IV colon cancer earlier last year. Family and friends en-US have begun organizing fundraisers to help the family cover the risen-US-en-US ing medical costs. The next fundraiser, a Benefit BINGO night, will en-US be hosted by Bonefish Mac on Feb. 7, at 7PM, at 662 SE Becker en-US Road in Port St. Lucie. For more information please visit GoFunden-US -en-US Me at en-US funden-US. Here, St. Lucie County Sheriffs Deputy Shirley Lindstadt en-US places a photograph of her brother, Seargent Bryan Perrett with en-US the Martin County Sheriffs Office, next to the raffle items. en-USHelping out a heroen-USSeeen-US en-US RANTSen-US, page 7


en-US 7 Monthly Lecture Series 2 nd Friday of each month Admission is Free Bring your lunch and bring a friend F RIDAY JAN 12TH 12 N OON BEEKEEPING Basics 101 480 N. Indian River Drive Fort pierce, Florida772.429.6266 With local Apiarist tom parker Your Professional Advertising Consultant for St. Lucie County Denice Vlachos BallAdvertising Consultant772-465-5656dball@HometownNewsOL.com401-323-6190 OPENING SOON! Meet Buddha en-USIm a handsome senior Siamese mix boy who needs someone new en-US to love. I was a house cat all my life but my owner passed away a en-US few months ago and now I cant wait to get back in a real home en-US again. Im very easy going and I have perfect manners. I have an en-US old injury to my left eye but the eye doctor says I dont need any en-US medicine. My guardian angel has paid my adoption fee so meet en-US me and lets fall In love. Meet Buddha at Dogs and Cats Forever in en-US Fort Pierce.en-USLooking for a home en-USpay for it. Money spent on the lawsuit and en-US feeding (certified liars) would have paid for en-US the gates and maintenance for a long time. en-US Unfortunately this is now water under the en-US bridge. What now? Instead of keeping on en-US talking lets go ahead and get the quiet zone en-US done, better today then tomorrow the train en-US horn is a nuisance. Please do not make en-US another ($50,000) study. Studies, another en-US money maker for somebody with connecen-US -en-US tion so he can keep himself above water on en-US our tax-dollar.en-US Stop wasting any tax-dollar on this suben-US-en-US ject now and get the quiet zone project en-US going so we all can have a good night sleep en-US without a train-horn.en-USRantsen-USFrom page 6 en-USty felony warrant.en-US Shawna Pitts, 35, 958 S.E. Proctor Lane, en-US Port St. Lucie, arrested on an active St. Lucie en-US County felony warrant.en-US Mahammed Saleh, 23, 718 Cresta Cir., en-US West Palm Beach, intimidation by writing and en-US sending a threat to kill or injure.en-US Leonard Crenshaw, 40, 8006 Kenwood en-US Road, Fort Pierce, arrested on an active St. en-US Lucie County felony warrant for possession of en-US cocaine.en-US Chayanna Reschke, 22, 331 N.W. La Playa en-US St., Port St. Lucie, arrested on a felony warrant en-US on a court order for revocation of release on en-US own recognizance.en-US Brett Ruselvyan, 19, 2187 S.W. 23rd Road, en-US Boynton Beach, arrested on an outstanding en-US felony warrant for burglary of an unoccupied en-US structure or conveyance.en-US Najea Frederick, 19, 4828-A Orleans Court, en-US West Palm Beach, larceny grand theft of a en-US firearm and carrying a concealed weapon en-US firearm.en-US Dravian Byrd, 22, 3261-4 S. US Hwy. 1, Fort en-US Pierce, aggravated battery where the offender en-US should have known the victim was pregnant.en-USCrimeen-USFrom page 5 en-GBSuggested age: 14+. Free, but registration is en-GB required. en-GB For more information or to register en-GB online, follow the link available at en-GB www.sms.en-GB en-GB For questions, en-GB email Scott Jones at en-GB en-US Writers Group:en-US 1-3 p.m., Lakewood Park en-US Branch Library, 7605 Santa Barbara Drive, en-US Fort Pierce. Get together with other writers to en-US read and provide feedback on each others en-US work at this new program, scheduled for the en-US first and third Thursday of each month. This en-US informal writing support group is organized en-US by community volunteers and is free and en-US open to anyone interested in writing. Writers en-US of all genres and skills are welcome to drop en-US in and participate. en-USFor more information, en-US contact the staff at (772) 462-6870, email en-US en-US or visit en-US http://library.en-US en-GB Treasure Coast Macintosh Users Group en-GB meeting:en-GB 5-8 p.m., Children's Services en-GB Council, 101 S.E. Central Parkway, Stuart. en-GB Learn about iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, en-US Seeen-US en-US CALENDARen-US, page 8en-USCalendaren-USFrom page 3


en-US 8 en-USMedellin, Colombia offers a world of contrastsen-USGen-USranted, its not really feasible to visit en-US much of Latin America for just a en-US weekend, but I wanted to share just en-US a little glimpse into my wifes hometown en-US and show readers just how much the city of en-US Medellin and the nation of Colombia have en-US changed over the last two and a half en-US decades. I made my first trip to Colombia en-US about 10 years ago not knowing what to en-US expect, since only 15 years had passed since en-US the death of infamous Medellin drug cartel en-US leader Pablo Escobar. Pablo was loved by en-US many of the citys poorer residents due to en-US his numerous charitable works in their en-US communities. en-US Today most residents wince when foreign en-US tourists ask about him (including most of en-US my wife, Glorias, family), preferring to en-US focus on how much both the city has en-US progressed since those days. Just two years en-US after the drug lords death in 1993, Medellin en-US inaugurated an efficient, high-speed metro en-US system connecting the city center with most en-US of its outlying suburbs. The government en-US then begin developing infrastructure for en-US more of the citys more isolated mountainen-US -en-US side communities, subsequently building a en-US free gondola car system -Metrocable -to en-US quickly whisk those residents down the en-US mountains to connect with the metro en-US system. The first two lines were finished in en-US 2008, and the latter, Line L, was constructed en-US to provide easy access to both residents and en-US tourists to the regional mountaintop en-US ecological preserve known as Parque Arvi. en-US The trip on any of these lines is breathtaken-US -en-US ing and not for the faint-hearted, offering en-US panoramic views of the bustling city en-US wedged in the narrow mountain valley en-US below. The city also inaugurated a light-rail en-US system downtown within the last couple of en-US years. en-US Because of these and other initiatives, the en-US nonprofit Urban Land Institute named en-US Medellin The Worlds Most Innovative en-US City in 2013 out of 200 cities around the en-US globe. Adding to the security of both the en-US city and the nation, the federal government en-US negotiated a controversial peace accord in en-US late 2016 with the FARC, the largest en-US guerrilla group in the regions 50-year-long en-US civil war. Activists in some of the poorer en-US communities are also taking matters into en-US their own hands in order to develop en-US tourism, provide new income and create a en-US higher standard of life for the residents. My en-US wife and I, along with several of her family en-US members, had the pleasure of visiting one en-US such community Dec. 27 known as en-US Comuna 13, as part of whats known as the en-US Graffiti Tour. This tightly-packed neighboren-US -en-US hood used to have a violent past, caught en-US between warring drug lords and smaller en-US guerrilla groups until the Colombian Army en-US dislodged them permanently in a major en-US offensive in October of 2002. The grateful en-US residents who live along the steep, concrete en-US stairways connecting the small homes have en-US worked hard to bring their area back to en-US normalcy. These include Sebastian Castro en-US Ayala, who served as the tour guide for our en-US group that day and explained how he and en-US his family survived and have thrived since en-US 2002. Mr. Castro Ayala met our group at en-US the San Javier Metro Station (Also home to en-US the J Line of the MetroCable) to begin our en-US tour, which cost the equivalent of about $7. en-US After a brief shuttle bus ride, we were soon en-US climbing the steep streets and marveling at en-US the numerous murals that area artists en-US began painting to depict the areas past and en-US bring healing into the future. Mr. Castro en-US was particularly proud of Comuna 13s en-US unique system of six outdoor escalators the en-US government built in recent years to help the en-US residents get to their homes atop the en-US mountain. We rode all six, and along the en-US way savored delicacies from local food en-US vendors, including empanadas (fried meat en-US and potato pies), churros (fried doughnut en-US sticks coated in cinnamon and sugar), en-US homemade potato chips and more. We also en-US stopped at Cremas Consuelo, the ice cream en-US shop founded by Mr. Castro Ayala and his en-US father around the time the government en-US liberated the area. Here we savored some en-US yummy frozen popsicles made of mango en-US and coconut and took photos of the city far en-US below. All of us were surprised at the en-US number of foreign tourists in the area en-US (along with ample police presence to en-US protect them) and Gloria said shed never en-US heard so much English spoken in Medellin en-US before. en-US The next morning we headed to El en-US Salado, a beautiful ecotourism park on the en-US hills above the nearby town of Envigado. en-US The gorgeous verdant park lies just about en-US 10 minutes outside of town but seems a en-US world apart from the multitudes in the en-US valley below. Here we hiked the paved en-US pathways that crisscrossed a babbling en-US mountain stream and took pictures of en-US colorful birds and a group of tiny monkeys en-US looking for a handout. This park is perfect en-US for a picnic or cookout, and offers several en-US optional attractions including a skateboard en-US park, zipline and rock-climbing wall. en-US After lunch in the outdoor cafeteria, we en-US drove about 20 minutes across town to visit en-US a castle-turned-museum, El Museo de en-US Castillo, near the ritzy section of Medellin en-US known as El Poblado. Built in 1930 by the en-US citys first construction firm, the massive en-US castle was patterned after similar structures en-US in Frances Loire Valley and includes both en-US Gothic and Medieval architectural features. en-US The home was eventually purchased in en-US 1943 by textile manufacturer Diego en-USEchavarra Misas who used the castle as the en-US home for he and his wife Benedikta Zur en-US Nieden, who he met while living and en-US traveling in Germany. We learned the sad en-US tale of the family while on a guided tour of en-US the castle (About $5, which includes en-US admission to the castle and grounds). The en-US couple only had one child, a daughter en-US named Isolda, who grew up globetrotting en-US with her parents. While visiting Puerto en-US Rico with a friend, Isolda contracted a rare en-US virus and was rushed to New York for en-US treatment, ultimately succumbing to the en-US disease shortly after her parents arrived in en-US the United States to be with her. A few years en-US later, Mr. Echavarra Misas was kidnapped en-US and held for ransom, but he and his wife en-US had previously agreed they would never pay en-US a ransom and thus encourage such en-US kidnappings. He ultimately died at the en-US hands of his captors, and his wife ultimately en-US moved out of the castle, preferring to live in en-US a small home she had constructed on the en-US nearby land. After a few years, she decided en-US to return to her native Germany to spend en-US her final years, but not before deeding the en-US castle to a nonprofit entity to run perpetuen-US -en-US ally as a museum. Today the home is still en-US filled with the valuable artworks and en-US furnishings the family collected during en-US their world travels. The accompanying en-US French-style gardens are carved out of a en-US terraced hillside overlooking El Poblado en-US and make a perfect spot for a picnic. en-US In nearby downtown, first-time visitors en-US need to make the obligatory visit to the en-US Museo de Antioquia (Antioquian Museum) en-US and Botero Plaza, which highlight the en-US unusual artworks of native son Fernando en-US Botero, famed for his artistic ability to en-US sensualize the obese. Several of his large en-US sculptures adorn the huge pedestrian plaza, en-US and for a nominal fee, you can view his en-US original paintings among other works in en-US the museum. en-US Because of Medellins excellent transporen-US -en-US tation network and inexpensive taxicabs, en-US visitors can easily visit many of the citys en-US top attractions in a long weekend, making en-US the destination a plausible visit from South en-US Florida. Medellin, Colombia is about a en-US three-hour flight from either Fort Lauderen-US -en-US dale or Miami. en-US Weekend Wanderer is written by en-US award-winning travel and feature writer en-US Donald Rodrigue. Prior to moving to the en-US Treasure Coast in 2007, Mr. Rodrigue en-US worked for a custom-publishing division of en-US the Miami Herald and wrote travel articles en-US on destinations up and down the western en-US hemisphere, from San Francisco to Cusco, en-US Peru and almost everywhere in-between. WEEKEND WANDERER en-USDONALD RODRIGUE Photo courtesy of Donald Rodrigue en-USCastle-turned-museum, El Museo de Castillo, is located near the ritzy en-US section of Medellin known as El Poblado. en-GBApple Watches, iMacs, Apple TVs and more. en-GB Call (772) 283-5646 or visit en-GB, JAN. 19en-GB en-GB Florida Arbor Day celebration at the en-GB Gardens:en-GB 11 a.m., Port St. Lucie Botanical en-GB Gardens, 2410 S.E. Westmoreland Blvd., en-GB Port St. Lucie. Public is invited to create a en-GB remembrance for those you love, lost, or en-GB just want to create a special memory in their en-GB honor. en-GB For more information, call (772) 337-en-GB 1959 or visit en-GB, JAN. 20en-US en-US Purple Heart Cane Ceremony:en-US The en-US Indian River Wood Carvers Club would like to en-US welcome the public to the 2018 Purple Heart en-US Cane Ceremony, to be held at 1 p.m. at the en-US National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum, 3300 N. en-US A1A, Fort Pierce. About 60 Purple Heart en-US recipients will be presented with a hand-en-US carved cane during the event. en-US For more en-US information or directions, visit en-US www.en-US en-US 5K Once Around the Block to Fight en-US Hunger:en-US Manatee Academys Honor Society en-US is sponsoring a 5k Run/Walk to raise money en-US for Treasure Coast Food Bank. All funds en-US raised will be donated to help replenish the en-US shelves of our local food bank. Donations en-US welcome! Held at Manatee Academy, 1450 en-US S.W. Heatherwood Blvd., Port St. Lucie. en-US Students: $15, adults: $25, race day: $30. en-US To register, go to en-US active.comen-US and search for en-US 'manatee' keyword. Registration is at 6:15 en-US a.m., all participants must be checked in by en-US 7:20 a.m. Awards given to the top three in en-US each age group. The first 100 registrants get en-US a free t-shirt! en-US For more information, call en-US (772) 340-4745.en-GB en-GB 'Wacky Weeders:' en-GB 8:30 a.m. to noon, en-GB Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, 2410 S.E. en-GB Westmoreland Blvd., Port St. Lucie. The en-GB Gardens need your help! All volunteers are en-GB welcome, there are jobs everyone can do, en-GB regardless of age or ability. Bring gloves, en-GB clippers and any personal gardening tools en-GB you prefer. Lunch is served; core and school en-GB students can earn double volunteer hours. en-GB For more information, call (772) 337-1959.en-US en-US Dirty Hands Day:en-US 9:30 a.m. to noon, en-US Oxbow Eco-Center, 5400 NE St. James Drive, en-US Port St. Lucie. Plant a tree, pull some weeds, en-US clear a trail, and get your hands dirty. This en-US volunteer opportunity is designed for en-US community groups or individuals who are en-US looking to make a difference through en-US environmental stewardship. Open to all ages; en-US participants under 18 must be accompanied en-US by an adult unless they are a current Oxbow en-US volunteer. en-US For information call the Oxbow en-US staff at (772) 785-5833 or visit en-US www.en-US en-GB Fashion Show Luncheon:en-GB Noon, Elks en-GB Lodge, 608 S. Fifth Street, Fort Pierce, en-GB hosted by the Fort Pierce Elkettes. en-GB For more en-GB information, call Terri Rohn-Hood at (772) en-USCalendaren-USFrom page 7en-US Seeen-US en-US CALENDARen-US, page 10


en-US 9 Go to for hours, locations and the latest deals! Bealls Stores & are operated by Bealls Stores, Inc. and Bealls Westgate Corporation. GE01 $10bealls buck$FOR EVERY $50 YOU SPENDGETReceive $10 Bealls Bucks (January 10-20, 2018) when you make a qualifying merchandise purchase of $50 or more (before taxes) in Bealls Stores only. Maximum of $120 Bealls Bucks awarded per guest. Bealls Bucks have no cash value and can be redeemed in-store (January 21 & 22, 2018) only at Bealls Stores. Bealls Bucks must be presented and surrendered at time of purchase; any remaining balance will be forfeited. Bealls Bucks cannot be earned on purchases of gift cards or applied to prior purchases, gift cards, taxes or existing Bealls Florida credit balances. Bealls Bucks will be applied before any percent o total purchase discounts. Oer cannot be earned or combined with Employee discount. OP12 Savings Pass valid for use on a qualifying merchandise purchase in Bealls Stores, by phone at 800-569-9038, on Click & Find kiosks and on BeallsFlorida. com only. Savings Pass must be presented at time of purchase. Limit one (1) Savings Pass per purchase. Cannot be applied to prior purchases, gift card purchases, existing Bealls Florida credit balances, taxes, or shipping charges and cannot be used with Employee Discount or any other oer. Dollar-o discounts will be applied before any percent-o total purchase discounts. Savings Pass is applied to qualifying items on a prorated basis; returns will be credited at the return price on your receipt. EXCLUSIONS: Bealls Extreme Values, Bealls Outstanding Buys, Cobian, Columbia, Hook & Tackle, Huk, Levis, Life Is Good, Melissa & Doug, Natural Life, Nite Ize, Nike, Nomad, Oscar Mike, Pelagic, Reef, Sakroots, Sawyer, Simply Southern, Suncloud, Under Armour, Vionic and other brands listed at BeallsFlorida. com/exclusions. Not valid at Bealls Outlet. Bealls Stores & are operated by Bealls Stores, Inc. and Bealls Westgate Corporation. SP01 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10 MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018 Use promo code TURTLE on EXTRASALE, REGULAR & CLEARANCE MERCHANDISEyour purchase SHOP SAVINGS THROUGHOUT THE STORE & AT BEALLSFLORIDA.COM


en-US 10 Reach Digital[ company you trust + services your business needs ] (n) Individualized digital marketing solution custom built to t your business, needs, and budget.Services:Google Ads Social Media Ads Facebook Page Management Website Design Good Rankings (SEO) And More!Call your us at 772.465.5656 and mention this ad for a free consultation to determine your unique business needs.REACH MORE CUSTOMERS REACH YOUR CUSTOMERS Great Golf RatesCall for Tee Times772-46 4-0407PUBLIC WELCOME! G T G C C4302 Gator Trace Dr., Fort Pierce, FL 2016 2016 C H O I C E R E A D E R S 2017 2017 C H O I C E R E A D E R S 2017 2017 C H O I C E R E A D E R S The much anticipated return of Tiger Woods en-USIen-USts been over four years since Tiger en-US Woods last hoisted a trophy and en-US somehow squeezed one of those overly en-US large checks into the drive-thru tube at his en-US bank. In the time since, the greatest player en-US of the current generation underwent en-US several back surgeries, endured a DUI from en-US mixing pain killers with other medications, en-US and has heard the talk that his golf career is en-US finished.en-US Just a little over a month ago, Tiger was en-US declared pain free and ready to take on the en-US young men who have taken over the world en-US of golf. He played pretty well in the Hero en-US World Challenge, an event that he hosts. en-US Tigers game and swing looked pretty en-US good. He had three good rounds and one en-US round that showed his game still has a bit of en-US rust. He finished in the top-10 of the en-US limited field event. en-US Did Tigers game have the same magic so en-US many have grown used to seeing? Yes and en-US no. He hit some shots that reminded us of en-US the talent he possesses. He hit some shots, en-US that showed us that even the best have to en-US hone their game to compete at the top level.en-US He started the weekend in contention. en-US His Saturday round, however, coast him en-US dearly. The 40 strokes he took to play the en-US front nine sent him tumbling down the en-US leaderboard. On Sunday he was the Tiger of en-US old. His scorecard contained six birdies and en-US an eagle. Two bogies and a double-bogie en-US stalled his charge, but it showed the fire his en-US game needs.en-US Since that event, the golf world has been en-US buzzing about him. While golf has seen its en-US share of great golf and great champions, as en-US well as the rise of some young stars, in the en-US time he has been away, it needs Tiger en-US Woods. He moves the needle. Casual fans en-US tune-in to events that he plays to either root en-US for or pull against him. He is the hero and en-US the villain all rolled into one.en-US That Tiger is able to swing a club today is en-US a testament to his strong desire to play the en-US game and his physical conditioning. After en-US his first back surgery almost two years ago, en-US he was hardly able to walk or even bend en-US over to pick the ball out of the hole, much en-US less hit a golf ball a few hundred yards. en-US Consecutive back surgeries had left him in en-US a lot of pain and unable to get out of bed.en-US Quite frankly there were some pretty en-US dire times where I just couldnt move, en-US Tiger told Golf Channel.en-US Finishing in ninth place would thrill en-US many golfers. For Woods, someone who en-US has one 14 majors and 79 events total, it en-US was nearly as thrilling as winning those en-US majors. His game showed signs of the work en-US he has put in to get back to the course. It en-US also showed the rust that you expect.en-US To be honest, Tiger was hosting this en-US event and performing double-duty en-US probably took its toll on him. He dismissed en-US that and commented that he had missed en-US competing with the best players in the en-US world.en-US Tiger has announced that his hopes and en-US plans are to play a full schedule this year. en-US Now for him, a full schedule is around 20 en-US events, including the majors. Hopefully we en-US will see him at the Honda Classic in Palm en-US Beach and at the Arnold Palmer Invitationen-US -en-US al in Orlando. The Honda is right in his en-US back yard and he has only won Arnies en-US event eight times. en-US No matter what your feelings are on en-US Tiger, you cannot deny his dominance. You en-US cannot deny that he certainly brings people en-US through the gate or gets them to tune in on en-US television. en-US I am happy to see him return. I am not en-US his greatest fan, but I enjoy having him in en-US the mix every week. We need casual fans to en-US get excited about golf and perhaps try en-US playing this game. His return may be just en-US what we need.en-US Over the next few months, I am sure we en-US will get our fill of Tiger. When will he play en-US next? What will he improve on? What part en-US of his game will hurt him? Will his back en-US hold up? Will his new equipment allow him en-US to create the magical shots that he is famous en-US for? en-US I wish him the best. I hope that he has en-US regained his health, has a swing now that en-US allows him to play pain-free and finds some en-US of that old magic. It would be a shame for en-US us to not get to watch this generations en-US greatest golfer tee it up for just a bit longer.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 stammeren-US -en-US GOLF en-USJAMES STAMMER en-GB323-8129.en-US en-US Basic DSLR photography class:en-US Wendy en-US Conrad of WLC Photography will be offering a en-US Basic DSLR camera class from 4-6 p.m. at en-US the A.E. Backus Museum, 500 N. Indian en-US River Drive, Fort Pierce. If you are shooting in en-US automatic and want to switch to taking en-US photographs in manual mode then this class en-US is for you. You must have a DSLR camera to en-US participate. Class size is limited and en-US registration is required. en-US For more information en-US about this class or other classes offered at en-US the museum, call (772) 465-0630 or visit en-US, JAN. 21en-US en-US Whats in a Shell Hike:en-US 9-10:30 a.m., en-US Queens Island Beachside, 4653 SR A1A, en-US Fort Pierce. Find out how these unique shells en-US are made, what creatures utilize them and en-US much more on this beachcombing excursion en-US involving a one-to-two mile walk along the en-US beach in sunbathed sugar sand. Free, en-US reservations are required, space is limited. en-US Ages 12+; minors must be accompanied by en-US an adult. en-US Call (772) 462-2526 or visit en-US www.en-US en-USCalendaren-USFrom page 8


4848 N. Kings Hwy Fort Pierce 772-460-6577Formerly JJJ Players Come be our Kings & Queens! BRING THIS COUPON AND CLAIM YOUR SPECIAL MATCH PLAY HO! HO! HO! POT O GOLD Prizes BINGO NITES Tuesday & Wednesday ARIES March 21/April 20 en-USAries, positive thinking can help you overen-US -en-US come obstacles, and so can taking some en-US action. Youre not one for sitting idly by watchen-US -en-US ing things go on around you.en-USTAURUS April 21/May 21en-USTaurus, now is a good time for self-analysis. en-US Address something that has been on your en-US mind. You will have the complete support of en-US family and friends.en-USGEMINI May 22/June 21en-USGemini, with so many changes going on in en-US your life, you may want to share every detail en-US with others, But it could be better to keep en-US information to yourself until things are more en-US stable.en-USCANCER June 22/July 22en-USCancer, sometimes the best way to help en-US someone is to let him or her learn a lesson the en-US hard way. Offer support, but resist the urge to en-US take over.en-USLEO July 23/Aug. 23en-USMake an effort to reorganize your priorities, en-US Leo. If you focus too much on a relatively en-US insignificant issue, this may find you dealing en-US with more things than you can presently hanen-US -en-US dle.en-USVIRGO Aug. 24/Sept. 22en-USVirgo, a third party might help you and your en-US significant other see things from a different en-US perspective. This point of view may be just en-US what you both need.en-USLIBRA Sept. 23/Oct. 23en-USLibra, dont hesitate to pursue a career opporen-US -en-US tunity that your intuition is telling you is the en-USHoroscopes Dining en-US&en-US Entertainmenten-USFRIDAY, JAN. 12, 2018 en-US FORT PIERCEen-US WWW.HOMETOWNNEWSSLC.COM PAGE 11en-USManatee Observation Center en-US hosts kayaking touren-USST. LUCIE COUNTY Some people en-US wait their entire lives to see a manatee in the en-US natural habitat on the Treasure Coast. Well, en-US if they want to increase their odds of en-US accomplishing that bucket-list task there is en-US no better way to do it than with an easy-goen-US-en-US ing paddle at the Manatee Observation and en-US Education Center in Fort Pierce.en-US Its something that we just started, and en-US were going to try to do them monthly at en-US least during the season, said Manatee en-US Observation and Education Center Educaen-US -en-US tion Coordinator Erin Lomax. Our first en-US one is coming up on Jan. 20 at 2 p.m., and en-US its going to last about 90 minutes.en-US The event will launch from Little Jim en-US Bridge, because of the abundant mangrove en-US islands and channels in the area, and there en-US are islands with sandy beaches where the en-US attendees will be able to relax for a bit in the en-US middle of the paddle, Ms. Lomax said. en-US The event allows people to get an en-US up-close look at wildlife in and around the en-US Indian River Lagoon, and offers a one-stop-en-US shop for new residents to learn a great deal en-GBOuten-GB en-GB&en-GB en-GBabout en-GBFRIDAY, JAN. 12en-GB en-GB Lunch & Learn:en-GB Bee Keeping Basics en-GB 101, 12-1 p.m., Manatee Observation and en-GB Education Center, 480 N Indian River Drive, en-GB Fort Pierce. Bring your lunch to the Manatee en-GB Center for a presentation by Tom Parker, en-GB a local backyard beekeeper. Bees are an en-GB essential link in our food chain. In recent en-GB years, bee populations have been rapidly en-GB declining. Learn more about the basics of en-GB bees and beekeeping in your own backyard. en-GB Free. en-GB For more information, call (772) 429-en-GB 6266.en-GB en-GB 'Evening in the Tropics' Casino Night:en-GB en-GB 5:30 p.m., Mariner Sands Country Club, en-GB Stuart. Enjoy a tropical evening with casino en-GB games and prizes, a delicious dinner, silent en-GB auction and dancing to the sounds of Tishan. en-GB Benefit for the Hibiscus Children's Center. en-GB Tickets are $250 per person. en-GBFor more en-GB information, call (772) 334-9311, Ext. 404, en-GB or email SUNDAY, JAN. 13en-GBen-GB 'Just Dance:'en-GB McAlpin Fine Arts Center, en-GB IRSC main campus, 3209 Virginia Ave., en-GB Fort Pierce. Dance Ensemble showcase en-GB celebrating the program's 15th year, with en-GB a program featuring returning alumni and en-GB current students. Enjoy dance styles in en-GB ballet, modern, jazz and musical theatre. en-GB Suitable for all ages. Show is Jan. 11 en-GB through Jan. 13. Performances are Thursday en-GB through Saturday at 7 p.m. and also at 2 en-GB p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $15. en-GBFor more en-GB information, contact the IRSC box office at en-GB (772) 462-4750 or email en-GB, JAN. 13en-GB en-GB Treasure Coast History Lecture Series:en-GB en-USPhoto courtesy of Little Jim's Bait and Tackle's Facebook Pageen-USThe Manatee Obervation Center's Kayaking Tour will launch from en-US Little Jim's Bait and Tackle, picutred here. By Gaylon Parker en-USgparker@hometownnewsol.comen-USSeeen-US en-US KAYAKen-US, page 14en-US Seeen-US en-US OUTen-US page 13en-US Seeen-US en-US SCOPESen-US, page 15 en-GB50% OFFen-GB en-GB GIFT CERTIFICATES


en-US 12 $ Cash $ For Your Real EstateJacobson Auction Co.Since 1982772-201-0279 Family Meals Saturday, January 27Pelican Yacht Club in Fort Pierce 6:00 PM 10:00 PM 5 Bingo games Each Bingo prize is valued at least $500 Passed appetizers & plated dinner Cash bar ~ Live Music Dancing ~ Silent Auction Ticket Price $75For ticket information call 772-210-0900 E-mail: 2 ND Annual Voted #1 BBQ Dales is a Well-Known Landmark in St Lucie County. Proudly Serving Our Community for over 55 Years. Dinner Specials Tuesday Thursday 4-9p.m. R E A D E R S C H O I C E 2014 2014 2016 2016 C H O I C E R E A D E R S 3362 S. US 1 Fort Pierce, FL 34982 (772) 461-0052 Open Tues-Sat 11AM-9PM19622017 55 YEARS CELEBR ATING 55 YEARS 2017 2017 C H O I C E R E A D E R S Thank you for making 2017 a Wonderful Year! Bertie Sullivan and Fran Sullivan, both of Port St. en-USLucie, visited the Shell Bazaar on US 1 in Port St. en-US Lucie, on Dec.23, 2017. Shell Bazaar is the oldest en-US retail store in Port St. Lucie and a definite must-see en-US while visiting the area. en-USAre you a fan of the Hometown News? Well, we are inviting you to en-US take us along on your next adventure. en-US Each week, we will feature a different reader-submitted photo that showcases one en-US (or more) of our Treasure Coast residents reading the Hometown News in a unique en-US or exotic place. Whether you take a trip to the Grand Canyon or a cruise to the en-US Bahamas, bring your Hometown News with you and have someone snap a picture.en-US Email your photo (at least 1 MB in size) to en-US news@hometownnewsol.comen-US and include en-US your first and last name, the city you live in and the location/date of where the photo en-US was taken. Type TOURING WITH THE TOWNIES in the subject line. en-US Let's see how many places we can go!en-USTouring with the Townies en-USOen-USften I have had people email me en-US questions on the differences en-US between mulch and compost. en-US Although the components can be used for en-US the same purpose, they are both really en-US different animals. en-US Mulch is classified as organic materials en-US that are placed on the ground or around en-US plants after planting. Mulch is often used to en-US help retain moisture, reduce weeds and as en-US the material breaks down, it helps put en-US nutrients back into the soil. You can use en-US almost any organic material as a mulching en-US medium. You can use freshly chipped en-US wood, bark, pine needles, straw or even en-US layers of sawdust as a mulching medium. en-US Plastic is often used around plants to help en-US deter weed growth and although it is not an en-US organic material, it is still considered a en-US ground mulch. en-US Although compost can be used as a en-US surface mulch, it actually has a completely en-US different purpose. Compost is actually aged en-US or partially decomposed organic material en-US that is primarily used to be mixed with the en-US soil to add nutrients for proper plant en-US growth. Compost adds organic matter to en-US the soil, improves drainage in clay soils, en-US improves water and fertilizer retention in en-US sandy soils, provides nutrients, increases en-US soil microbial activity, and encourages en-US earthworms. It will also act as a great en-US mulch/top dressing for your existing en-US flowers and over time break down further en-US and improve your soil. As it ages, some of en-US the components in the compost will leach en-US away from the plant area but no matter en-US what, you will gain a substantial benefit en-US from using it. en-US Compost should be well aged before en-US adding it to your soil. This is particularly en-US true if you have manure in your mix. If you en-US do not allow it to age enough, the mixture en-US can burn the roots of your plants and cause en-US problems for your plants.en-US In order to produce a good quality en-US compost mix, you will need four basic en-US components. You will need carbon that en-US comes from components such as leaves, en-US straw and shredded paper. The next en-US ingredient is nitrogen. You can get these en-US components from grass clippings, kitchen en-US food scraps and manure. The final two en-US ingredients are water and oxygen. The best en-US way to start is to mix about a 50/50 ratio of en-US the carbon and greens. As you place the en-US components in layers be sure to apply water en-US as you go. All the components should be as en-US wet as a sponge. You should construct your en-US pile to be around 3 feet by 3 feet or around en-US 1 cubic yard in size. You must frequently en-US turn the pile as it ages so oxygen will get to en-US all parts of the pile. In addition, you should en-US also wet down the pile each time you turn en-US it. The smaller you make the components en-US in the pile, the faster they will decompose.en-US Joe Zelenak has more than 30 years en-US experience in gardening and landscape. Send en-US e-mails toen-US en-USor en-US visit en-US vs. compost GARDEN NOOK en-USJOE ZELENAK RANTS & RAVES en-GBHave something you need to get en-GB off your chest or want to praise?en-GB en-GBSHOUT IT OUT en en-GB in The Hometown Newsen-GB en-GB Rants & Raves section.en-GBEmail your Rant or Rave


en-US 13 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! Seafood Combo 1 Crab Claw, Shrimp, Corn on the Cob, potatoes & Polish SausageOnly $14.95 Hamburger & Fries Only $5.95 Oxtails over riceOnly $9.95 Prime Rib DInner Fri-Sat-Sun Only $14.95 2 Eggs, 2 Pancakes, 2 Strips of BaconOnly $4.99 OPEN 7 DAYS 6AM-8PMBreakfastLunch DinnerClam Basket w/ fries and coleslaw Only $9.95 Ask about our nightly dinner specials! 2017 2017 C H O I C E R E A D E R S Seafood Combo 2Snow Crab Legs, Shrimp, Corn on the Cob potatoes & polish sausage Only $19.95 en-USHelp us celebrate one of the Treasure Coasts most popular pastimes by submitting a en-US 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! Cameron Youngblood, 6, and his brother, Malachi en-USYoungblood, 8, caught and released these large-en-US mouth bass while freshwater fishing in western Fort en-US Pierce. en-GB10:30-11:30 a.m., Lewis Branch Library, en-GB 2950 S.W. Rosser Blvd., Port St. Lucie. en-GB IRSC Professor Ronald Frazer brings this en-GB 4-part series on Treasure Coast History to en-GB Lewis Branch Library. First up, on Jan. 13, en-GB is "WWII and the Treasure Coast." Free, en-GB open to the public. en-GBFor more information, en-GB contact Maureen Gallagher at (772) 871-en-GB 5470 or email en-GB gallagherm@stlucieco.orgen-GB en-GB Treasure Coast Mac & Cheese en-GB Festival: en-GB Noon to 10 p.m., Tradition en-GB Square, 10489 S.W. Meeting Street, Port en-GB St. Lucie. More than 15 styles of macaroni en-GB and cheese, a macaroni and cheese eating en-GB competition, plus beer and live music. en-GBFor en-GB more information, visit en-GB southfloridaeventmanagementen-US en-US Movie Matinee:en-US Showing 'The Nut Job en-US 2' at 2 p.m., Morningside Branch Library, en-US 2410 S.E. Morningside Blvd., Port St. Lucie. en-US Rated PG, 91 minutes. This family program en-US is most suited for children ages 5-10. Free. en-US Parents & caregivers, please accompany en-US younger children. en-US For more information, en-US call (772) 337-5632 or email en-US speirss@en-US stlucieco.orgen-GBSUNDAY, JAN. 14en-GB en-GB Fort Pierce Half Marathon & 5K:en-GB en-GB Second annual race through historic en-GB downtown Fort Pierce and scenic South en-GB Beach. Course is designed for enjoyment en-GB for all ages. Runners will enjoy a south en-GB Florida sunrise, views of the Intercoastal, en-GB and food, fun, prizes, mimosas, en-GB commemorative T-shirt, more. Half en-GB marathon starts at 6:30 a.m., 5K starts en-GB at 7 a.m. Supports charities including the en-GB HANDS Clinic, the Lions Club, and the en-GB Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative en-GB Committee. Various discounts available for en-GB signing up early. en-GBFor more information or to en-GB register, visit en-GB en-GB Song Circle and Folk Jam:en-GB 3-5 p.m., en-GB Savannas Preserve State Park, 2541 en-GB S.E. Walton Road, Port St. Lucie. Bring a en-GB stringed instrument and enjoy an informal en-GB folk jam with members of the community, en-GB or just listen. Free with paid park admission en-GB ($3 per car). en-GBFor more information, visit en-GB, JAN. 16en-GB en-GB Tuesday Night Jazz Jam:en-GB Presented en-GB by the Fort Pierce Jazz and Blues Society en-GB from 7-10 p.m. at the Black Box at Sunrise en-GB Theatre, 117 S. Second Street, Fort en-GB Pierce. en-GB Call (772) 460-5299 or visit en-GB www.en-GB en-US Dinner & Dance: en-US 6-9 p.m. every en-US Tuesday, Polish American Club, 343 Prima en-US Vista Blvd., Port St. Lucie. $14 per person. en-US BYOB and soda. en-US For reservations, call en-US Cindy, (508) 287-3370. en-USWEDNESDAY, JAN. 17en-US en-US Weekly Latin Dance:en-US Every en-US Wednesday night, 8-11 p.m., Midtown Grill en-US & Bar, Fort Pierce. Salsa, Merengue, en-US Bachata. $5. en-USFor more information, (703) en-US 402-3645.en-USTHURSDAY, JAN. 18en-US en-US St. Lucie Historical Society meeting:en-US en-US Monthly dinner meeting will feature guest en-USOuten-USFrom page 11en-US Seeen-US en-US OUTen-US page 15


en-US 14 SHRIMP & BABY BACK RIBS$9.99Choose your avor! Original Dry Rub, Bourbon, Tennessee Red, Jalapeo Honey Glaze or Maple Glazed. Comes with 1 side.Must present coupon for discount. 1 Coupon per table. Valid through 1/31/18Join us for Trivia Night every Wednesday at 7:00 pm!5000 Okeechobee Rd., Ft. Pierce Fall O the Bone Baby Back Ribs & Juicy Shrimp ST LUCIE COUNTY There is still time en-USto get in on some of the best training for en-US avid naturalists. People who want to learn en-US more about Floridas nature areas can sign en-US up for Wondrous and Wild, a series of en-US courses about the ecological symmetry of en-US Floridas abundant variety of habitats.en-US The next course will be hosted on Friday, en-US Jan. 12 and Saturday, Jan. 13 from 6 to 8:30 en-US p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saten-US -en-US urday, and this course will dive deeper into en-US the interconnected relationships of Floridas en-US wildlife and their habitats. The event feaen-US-en-US tures interactive activities and guided field en-US excursions that will show attendees how to en-US decode signs of wildlife and learn how difen-US-en-US ferent natural communities have shaped the en-US adaptations of Florida plants and animals. en-US Essentially, these classes are designed to en-US be immersive so theyre a combination of en-US classroom presentations with interactive en-US activities and field excursions, said Erin en-US Cartmill, who is the environmental volunen-US-en-US teer coordinator at the Oxbow Eco-Center. en-US Theyre led by Oxbow staff and we have en-US guest speakers.en-US Also, the course will help people underen-US -en-US stand the strategies and requirements that en-US plants and animals use to survive, and it will en-US highlight citizen science opportunities to en-US help track and monitor wildlife, which en-US assists to manage and protect many species. en-US It also will focus on live animal exhibits and en-US a 225-acre preserve to explore.en-US Then, from Friday, Feb. 2 to Saturday, en-US Feb. 3, Oxbow will host the third in the en-US series titled Interpretation: Connecting en-US People with Nature. The final course will en-US introduce students to environmental interen-US -en-US pretation a technique that is used by nature en-US enthusiasts, professionals and volunteers to en-US connect individuals to a natural resource en-US through storytelling and imagination. en-US Through the course, professional envien-US-en-US ronmental interpreters share their tips and en-US tricks to help attenden-US -en-US ees explore the natuen-US -en-US ral world with new en-US eyes, and as an envien-US-en-US ronmental interpreter en-US you have the ability to en-US evoke emotion and en-US activate change for en-US causes you care about en-US such as conservation en-US and stewardship, en-US according to the press en-US release.en-US Environmental en-US interpretation is en-US designed to teach en-US people that are pasen-US -en-US sionate about the en-US environment and en-US nature in general to en-US choose a target audience and relay a specific en-US point they want to get across, Ms. Cartmill en-US said. Its a wonderful way to inspire stewen-US -en-US ardship and sustainable living and its fun en-US because youre learning about nature while en-US being immersed in nature.en-US The cost is $30 per course, but is free for en-US active Oxbow volunteers ages 15 and older, en-US and people can RSVP at 772-785-5833. en-USNaturalist series moves into advanced classesen-USBy Gaylon The Oxbow Center en-USabout the IRLs habitats. The tour is led by a en-US Manatee Center naturalist guide, and is a en-US 90-minute paddle that is perfect for beginen-US-en-US ners and for people who want to get a good en-US jump on learning paddleboarding or kayaken-US -en-US ing.en-US Theyre also for people who may have en-US kayaked or paddleboarded before, but en-US maybe are not familiar with the area and en-US they want to know about some places to go, en-US Ms. Lomax said. en-US The group sizes are small and that helps en-US to maximize learning and enjoyment, and en-US for those who have never paddled before the en-US guide teaches them the basics even before en-US folks leave the shore. As a bonus, all the gear en-US is included, and attendees can choose either en-US a kayak or a paddleboard. en-US The big appeal for a kayak tour like this en-US is that it has a naturalist bent, so were going en-US to be talking about the stuff that were seeen-US -en-US ing, Ms. Lomax said. Well be talking en-US about the birds, fish and trees that well be en-US seeing and the place of those animals and en-US plants in the ecosystem, so people get a en-US broad overview of how the lagoon works, en-US and some of its challenges are that its facing.en-US Its definitely educational in nature. en-US Registration is required for this event. en-US The price is $20 per person. To register, en-US please email Education@ManateeEducaen-US-en-US or call 772-466-1600 ext. en-US 3337 to reach Erin Lomax, Education Cooren-US -en-US dinator. If people wish to use their own paden-US -en-US dleboards or kayaks, that reduces the cost to en-US $15.en-US The event is open to everybody, but it is en-US not recommended for young people less en-US than 6 years of age because of its duration.en-US For those who cannot attend the Jan. 20 en-US edition of the tour, there will be another one en-US in February that is scheduled for the 17th.en-US To register, please email Education@en-US or call 772-en-US 466-1600 ext. 3337 to reach Ms. Lomax. The en-US center is located at 480 N. Indian River en-US Drive in Fort Pierce. en-USKayaken-USFrom page 11


en-US 15 en-USspeaker Michael Harrison, president of the en-US Florida Cracker Trail Association. St. Lucie en-US Historical Society Dinner Meetings are held en-US at the Fort Pierce Elks Club, 635 South 5th en-US Street, Fort Pierce and are open to the en-US public. Dinner is $12 per person and is en-US served promptly at 5:30 p.m. en-USReservations en-US are required by January 16 by phoning (772) en-US 461-8020, (772) 461-6990, or online at en-US en-US en-US Dance: en-US 7-9:30 p.m. every Thursday, en-US Polish American Club, 343 Prima Vista Blvd., en-US Port St. Lucie. $8 per person. BYOB and en-US soda. en-US For reservations, call Cindy, (508) 287-en-US 3370. en-US en-US The Singletarians:en-US Single women and en-US men ages 55 and up are invited to join us for en-US weekly Thursday outings for lunch, happy en-US hour or dinner. en-US To register, call Elaine at en-US (772) 337-4897 or Peggy at (772) 873-en-US 5476.en-GBFRIDAY, JAN. 19en-GB en-GB Florida Arbor Day celebration at the en-GB Gardens:en-GB 11 a.m., Port St. Lucie Botanical en-GB Gardens, 2410 S.E. Westmoreland Blvd., en-GB Port St. Lucie. Public is invited to create a en-GB remembrance for those you love, lost, or en-GB just want to create a special memory in their en-GB honor. en-GB For more information, call (772) 337-en-GB 1959 or visit en-GB en-GB Food Truck Invasion:en-GB This event is en-GB hosted at Tradition Square on the first and en-GB third Friday of the month from 5-9:30 p.m. en-GB This is a huge outdoor picnic where food en-GB trucks of different origins, cuisine and en-GB menus prepare food that is cooked to order. en-GB Bring your folding chairs or blankets to picnic en-GB on the lawn at Tradition Town Hall.en-GBTUESDAY, JAN. 23en-GB en-GB Florida Humanities Council Speaker en-GB Series:en-GB Cynthia Barnett will present "Rain: en-GB A History for Stormy TImes" at 2 p.m., A.E. en-GB Backus Museum & Gallery, 500 N. Indian en-GB River Drive, Fort Pierce. Free, but please en-GB register in advance by calling (772) 466-en-GB 3880 (Monday through Friday) or (772) en-GB 465-0630 (Wednesday through Sunday). en-GB For en-GB more information, visit en-GB www.backusmuseum.en-GB com/Programs.htmlen-GB en-GB Ambassadors of Swing big band en-GB dance:en-GB Theme is the swing music of the en-GB 1940s. Held at the Port St. Lucie Civic en-GB Center. Snacks and special drink prices are en-GB available. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the en-GB music starts at 7 p.m. Tickets at the door en-GB are $10, but there is a discount in advance. en-GB For more information or tickets, call the Civic en-GB Center at (772) 807-4488. en-US en-US Dinner & Dance: en-US 6-9 p.m. every en-US Tuesday, Polish American Club, 343 Prima en-US Vista Blvd., Port St. Lucie. $14 per person. en-US BYOB and soda. en-US For reservations, call Cindy, en-US (508) 287-3370. en-GBWEDNESDAY, JAN. 24en-GB en-GB Marine Science in the Morning:en-GB en-GB Rachel Kaplan of Florida Fish & Wildlife en-GB Conservation Commission will speak en-GB on "FWC Marine Mammal Program (and en-GB manatees!)." 8:30-10 a.m., St. Lucie County en-GB Aquarium, 420 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce. en-GB Adults and seniors are invited for a series en-GB of lectures at the Aquarium, featuring a en-GB different marine science expert on current en-GB topics. Enjoy coffee and light refreshments at en-GB 8:30 a.m.; lecture begins at 9 a.m. Advance en-GB registration is required, space is limited. en-GB Free with paid admission to the Aquarium. en-GB For more information or to register, call the en-GB Education Office at (772) 465-3271 or email en-GB en-GB Jazz Jams at the Gardens:en-GB Presented en-GB by the Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society. 6:30-en-GB 9:30 p.m., Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, en-GB 2410 S.E. Westmoreland Blvd., Port St. en-GB Lucie. All are welcome. $6 donation, $5 for en-GB members. en-GB For more information, call (772) en-GB 337-1959 or visit en-GB 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-USTHURSDAY, JAN. 25en-US en-US The Singletarians:en-US Single women and en-US men ages 55 and up are invited to join us for en-US weekly Thursday outings for lunch, happy en-US hour or dinner. en-US To register, call Elaine at en-US (772) 337-4897 or Peggy at (772) 873-en-US 5476.en-US en-US Dance: en-US7-9:30 p.m. every Thursday, en-US Polish American Club, 343 Prima Vista Blvd., en-US Port St. Lucie. $8 per person. BYOB and en-US soda. en-US For reservations, call Cindy, (508) 287-en-US 3370. en-GBTHURSDAY, JAN. 25 SATURDAY, JAN. 27en-GB en-GB 'Last of the Red Hot Lovers:'en-GB Wynne en-GB Black Box Theatre, IRSC main campus, 3209 en-GB Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce. Comedy. Barney en-GB Cashman faces a severe midlife crisis. en-GB Although faithfully married for many years, en-GB he is determined to have one memorable en-GB romantic episode before he dies. Show times en-GB are 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, with a en-GB 2 p.m. show on Saturday. General admission en-GB tickets are $15.Callen-GB (772) 462-4750. Answers Located in the Classied Section right move. Trust your instincts in regard to your en-USprofessional life.en-USSCORPIO Oct. 24/Nov. 22en-USScorpio, this week you may need some time to en-US recuperate out of the spotlight. Others may have en-US been asking a lot of you, and some down time will en-US enable you to relax.en-USSAGITTARIUS Nov. 23/Dec. 21en-USAccept help when it is offered, Sagittarius. en-US Express your thanks to the one who has extended en-US the hand. Assistance can reduce any stress that en-US may have been building.en-USCAPRICORN Dec. 22/Jan. 20en-USIt may be time for a change of scenery, Capricorn. en-US Consult with others if you think this change is en-US something you need and will benefit from in the en-US long-term.en-USAQUARIUS Jan. 21/Feb. 18en-USAquarius, your spirits are soaring and you want to en-US share your good fortune with others. Connect with en-US friends or family members and enjoy the good en-US times ahead.en-USPISCES Feb. 19/March 20en-USPisces, once your mind is set on something, it will en-US take a monumental effort to shift it in another en-US direction. Try to look at things from various angles.en-USOuten-USFrom page 13en-USScopesen-USFrom page 11


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