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FORT PIERCETHE BEACHES LAKEWOOD PARK Vol. 17, No. 5 www.HometownNewsSLC.com en-USFriday, June 29, 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 Primary, August 28, 2018 Register online at your convenience Request a Mail Ballot Keep your address current Find your Precinct LocationDid you know, Online Voter Registration is now available in Florida? You can register to vote or update your Voter registration online from any computer or handheld device. Last day to register is July 30th.Voter Registration is in Your Hand RegistertoVoteFlorida.govGertrude Walker, CFS, St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections 4132 Okeechobee Rd., Fort Pierce | 772-462-1500 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! LOOKING FOR A HOME 7 en-USWould you like a playful en-US cat that would love to en-US cuddle on your lap? Visit en-US Dogs and Cats Forever en-USCATCH 14en-USHave you found great fish in en-US Treasure Coast waters? See en-US one that didn't get away en-US and see how your own prize en-US could be in the paper soon. en-USEVENTS 11en-USSee how the Treasure en-US Coast compares in en-US common measures for en-US kids' health, and any en-US room for improvement en-USGOING ON A TRIP? en-USWHAT A CATCH!en-US MEET CLARA CELEBRATE! en-USINDEX Classified 15 Crossword en-US14 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-USReady, set, go! Photo courtesy of MaryAnn Ketcham en-USRain could not stop the Sailfish Beer Mile runners on June 15 in downtown en-US Fort Pierce, as three waves of runners competed to see who could run a mile en-US while stopping to drink four beers along the way. Over 400 runners, walkers en-US and joggers of all ages braved the inclement weather to raise money in the en-US popular third year event, which raised money this year for the Education Founen-US dation and Creating Tomorrows Leaders.   Event organizer Sue-Ellen Sanders en-USsays next years race is already set for June 14, 2019.en-USFORT PIERCE -The St. Lucie County Comen-US -en-US mission found itself embroiled in the septic versus en-US sewer debate June 5 upon approval of a zoning en-US change for property fronting Orange Avenue. en-US County Planner Bethany Grubbs told commisen-US -en-US sioners that the current owner of the 2.2 -acre paren-US -en-US cel, Yoan Rojas, had requested a zoning change en-US from Commercial Neighborhood to Agricultural en-US Residential in order build a home on the property en-US in the Doiran Subdivision. Of all the land suren-US -en-USCounty concerned about en-US new homes on septicen-USBy Donald Rodrigueen-USFor Hometown Newsen-USSeeen-US en-US SEPTICen-US, page 9en-USFORT PIERCE -The City Commisen-US -en-US sion voted 3-2 in a final hearing June 25 en-US to uphold the condemnation of 1635 en-US Thumb Point Drive on South Hutchinen-US -en-US son Island as a public nuisance in confiren-US -en-US mation of the special magistrates decien-US -en-US sion last April to reject the landowners en-US appeal. en-US For more than decade, neighboring en-US property owners have complained about en-US the rubble and debris left behind on the en-US site in the wake of Hurricanes Jeanne en-US and Frances in 2004. The Code Enforceen-US -en-US ment Department has cited property en-US owner Brad Culverhouse numerous en-US times over the ensuing years and initiaten-US -en-US ed the condemnation proceedings last en-US January. The Commission originally en-US scheduled a quasi-judicial hearing June en-US 18 to hear the landowners final arguen-US -en-US ments, but City Attorney James Messer en-US told commissioners that evening Mr. en-US Culverhouse had requested additional en-US preparation time.en-US We have a matter to dispose of before en-USCity en-US condemns en-US island en-US propertyen-USThumb Point Drive en-US property owner has en-US 30 days to appeal en-US or city will begin en-US demolition processen-USBy Donald Rodrigueen-USFor Hometown Newsen-USSeeen-US en-US PROPERTYen-US page 8en-USCommissioner Dzadovsky worried about approving new en-US homes on septic tanks near Orange Avenue

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en-US 2 en-USCommunity calendar TUESDAY, JULY 3 en-GB en-GB Free admission to the Aquarium: en-GB10 en-GB a.m. to 4 p.m., St. Lucie County Aquarium en-GB featuring the Smithsonian Marine Exhibit en-GB offers free admission on the first Tuesday en-GB of each month. The aquarium is located at en-GB 420 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce. en-GB For more en-GB information, call (772) 462-3474 or visiten-GB en-GB http://www.sms.si.edu/SMEEen-US en-US Writers Group:en-US First and third en-US Tuesdays. 1-3 p.m., Lakewood Park Branch en-US Library, 7605 Santa Barbara Drive, Fort en-US Pierce. Get together with other writers to en-US read and provide feedback on each others en-US work at this program. This informal writing en-US support group is organized by community en-US volunteers and is free and open to anyone en-US interested in writing. Writers of all genres en-US and skills are welcome to drop in and en-US participate. en-US For more information, contact en-US the staff at (772) 462-6870, email en-US shroyerc@stlucieco.org en-US or visit en-US http://en-US library.stlucieco.gov.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 en-US clapping, dancing, singing and listening to en-US stories each week. en-US For more information, en-US call (772) 462-2154 or visit en-US http://library.en-US stlucieco.gov en-US or email en-USrovitoa@stlucieco.en-US org.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.en-USMONDAY, JULY 9 FRIDAY, JULY 13en-GB en-GB Spirit of Nature Summer Camp:en-GB For en-GB ages 9-12. Held July 9-13 from 9 a.m. to en-GB 3 p.m., Oxbow Eco-Center, 5400 N.E. St. en-GB James Drive, Port St. Lucie. The excitement en-GB of scientific discovery and the fun of en-GB creative expression are combined in this en-GB new Spirit of Nature camp. Participants will en-GB explore the habitats of the Oxbow and use en-GB a variety of artistic activities to see nature en-GB in new ways. Fee is $125. en-GB Registration en-GB required: call (772) 785-5833 or visit en-GB www.en-GB stlucieco.gov/departments-services/m-q/en-GB oxbow-eco-center/summer-campsen-GB en-GB Wesley's Island Eco Camp: en-GBFor en-GB ages 9-12. 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Meet at en-GB Museum Pointe Park, 420 Seaway Drive, en-GB Fort Pierce. Take a scientific adventure en-GB on Wesleys Island and the Indian River en-GB Lagoon. Learn about birds, fish and exotic en-GB species and explore the island and lagoon en-GB while paddleboarding, kayaking, hiking, en-GB seine netting and fishing. Presented by en-GB Stella's Eco Stars in partnership with St. en-GB Lucie County ERD and the Oxbow Eco-en-GB Center. Fee is $305 per child. Rainy day en-GB activities are planned as well. Registration en-GB required. en-GB For more information, visit en-GB www.en-GB stellamarisenvironmentalresearch.org/eco-en-GB camp-2018.htmlen-GBTUESDAY, JULY 10en-US en-US Weekly Storytime Jam:en-US Tuesdays at en-US 10:30 a.m., Zora Neale Hurston Branch en-USReminder: pre-register en-US for special needs, en-US pet-friendly sheltersen-USFORT PIERCE St. Lucie County Public en-US Safety Officials remind residents that if they en-US plan to stay in the countys pet-friendly or en-US special needs shelters during a hurricane or en-US other natural disaster, now is the time to en-US pre-register.en-US In the event shelters need to be opened, en-US the Havert L. Fenn Center, located at 2000 en-US Virginia Ave. in Fort Pierce, will be used as en-US the special needs shelter, while Westwood en-US High School, located at 1801 Panther Lane en-US in Fort Pierce, will be the dedicated en-US pet-friendly shelter. Residents can pre-regen-US-en-US ister for both shelters online at www.stlucieen-US-en-US co.gov/eoc.en-US Only residents and caregivers with specifen-US -en-US ic medical needs will be allowed access into en-US the special needs shelter. This includes resien-US -en-US dents with severe medical conditions that en-US require the assistance of a caregiver and/or en-US medical equipment that relies on electricity. en-US Patients that rely on power for medical en-US needs should avoid riding out a storm at en-US home as space in the special needs shelter en-US becomes limited and transportation en-US becomes more difficult to the shelter after en-US the passing of the storm.en-US Pre-registration for the pet-friendly shelen-US-en-US ter is a new process this year to help expeen-US -en-US dite the process and make sure all of the pets en-US inside the shelter have current vaccinations en-US and medical checkups. Residents wishing to en-US utilize the pet-friendly shelter must bring a en-US crate, food and updated vaccination records en-US for their pets.en-US When making plans to stay in one of St. en-US Lucie Countys shelters please bring the folen-US -en-US lowing items with you:en-US Three-day supply of water per person.en-US Prescription medicines and emergency en-US medications you must be able to take all en-US medications by yourselfen-US Any special diet foods (e.g., snacks and en-US juices for those with dietary restrictions or en-US allergies)en-US Basic snacksen-US Bedding materials (e.g., pillows, blanen-US -en-US kets, sleeping bags, cots, air mattresses, etc.) en-US cots will not be provided (except for the en-US special needs shelter)en-US Comfortable clothing (at least two en-US changes)en-US Collapsible/folding beach chair or camp en-US chairen-US Baby food, formula, bottles, diapers, en-US blankets and clothesen-US Flashlight, extra batteriesen-US Cellphone, with a battery-operated charen-US -en-USFor Hometown Newsen-USnewsfp@hometownnewsol.comen-USSeeen-US en-US SHELTERSen-US, page 7en-US Seeen-US en-US CALENDARen-US, page 3

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en-US 3 Save hundreds of dollars every week with coupons & discounts from our local advertisers! TREASURE COAST Two Treasure en-USCoast communities are among 28 in Florien-US-en-US da planning Families Belong Together ralen-US -en-US lies on June 30. The nationwide protests en-US will occur on the same day as a central rally en-US in Washington, DC, all concerning the sepen-US -en-US aration of immigrant children from their en-US parents.en-US One rally will be in Sebastians Riverview en-US Park at 4 p.m. In Jensen Beach, a rally will en-US take place outside the Treasure Coast Mall en-US entrance at 11 a.m., the same time the en-US Lafayette Square event begins in Washingen-US-en-US ton, DC.en-US Other Florida rallies scheduled for the en-US same day will occur in Boca Raton, Cleren-US -en-US mont, Crawfordville, Dade City, Daytona en-US Beach, Deland, Fort Myers, Gainesville, en-US Gulfport, Hollywood, Inverness, Jacksonen-US-en-US ville, Melbourne, Miami, Naples, Orlando, en-US Palmetto Bay, Panama City, Pensacola, en-US Saint Augustine, Sarasota, Sebring, Tallaen-US -en-US hassee, Tampa, The Villages, and Spring en-US Hill.en-US Rally organizers decided to proceed with en-US their plans despite President Donald en-US Trumps June 20 statement that his adminen-US-en-US istration would stop its policy of separating en-US families.en-US The executive order that Donald Trump en-US signed today is not a solution to the crisis en-US created by his administration, read a June en-US 20 statement from Families Belong Togethen-US -en-US er Sebastian, a coalition of many Indian en-US River County and national organizations en-US including Indivisible, MoveOn, and Sebasen-US -en-US tian Action. It keeps kids imprisoned en-US indefinitely, and doesnt reunite thousands en-US of separated families. But it does show the en-US administration is reacting to public presen-US -en-US sure, so we will continue to increase our en-US pressure for justice at hundreds of events en-US on Saturday, June 30, to say that families en-US belong together and free.en-US Nationally, the Families Belong Together en-US umbrella group claimed it had received en-US over 400,000 RSVPs to attend more than en-US 600 events.en-US Other organizations that have endorsed en-US the day of action and urged their members en-US to participate include the ACLU, Amnesty en-US International, Alliance for Justice, Amerien-US -en-US can Constitution Society, Center for Bioen-US -en-US logical Diversity, Families USA, Feminist en-US Majority Foundation, Greenpeace, Human en-US Rights Campaign, Japanese American Citien-US-en-US zens League, Jewish Voice for Peace, en-US LGBTQ Task Force, NARAL, Partnership en-US for Women & Families, National Womens en-US Law Center, People For the American Way, en-US Planned Parenthood Federation of Amerien-US-en-US ca, Presbyterian Church (USA), Public Citen-US -en-US izen, SEIU, Sierra Club, Southern Poverty en-US Law Center, Unitarian Universalist Associen-US -en-US ation, Unitarian Universalist Service Comen-US-en-US mittee, and the YWCA USA.en-US For more information, visit www.famien-US-en-US liesbelongtogether.org.en-USImmigration rallies in Jensen Beach, Sebastianen-USBy Mike Winikoffen-USmwinikoff@hometownnewsol.com en-USLibrary, 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 http://library.stlucieco.gov en-US or en-US email en-US rovitoa@stlucieco.org.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-USFRIDAY, JULY 13en-US en-US Contraption Faction:en-US 3 p.m., Zora Neale en-US Hurston Branch Library, 3008 Avenue D, Fort en-US Pierce. Suited for ages 10 and older, these en-US programs will focus on building games, en-US gadgets and robotics, including a session en-US with Legos. en-US For more information, call (772) en-US 462-2154 or visit en-US http://library.stlucieco.gov en-US or email en-USgreshamg@stlucieco.org.en-USSATURDAY, JULY 14en-US en-US Friends & Family Volunteer Day:en-US 9 a.m. en-US to noon, Treasure Coast Food Bank, 401 en-US Angle Road, Fort Pierce. Introduce your en-US friends and family to the food bank as you en-US help at the Distribution Center to sort and en-US pack food for hungry neighbors. Activities are en-US appropriate for children ages 8 and up. en-US Corporate, church and local groups are all en-US welcome! en-US RSVP online at en-USstophunger.org/en-US volunteer. en-US For more information, call (772) en-US 446-1752 or email en-US volunteer@tcfoodbank.en-US org.en-USMONDAY, JULY 16 FRIDAY, JULY 20en-GB en-GB Wesley's Island Eco Camp: en-GBFor en-GB ages 13-16. 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Meet at en-GB Museum Pointe Park, 420 Seaway Drive, en-GB Fort Pierce. Take a scientific adventure en-GB on Wesleys Island and the Indian River en-GB Lagoon. Learn about birds, fish and exotic en-GB species and explore the island and lagoon en-GB while paddleboarding, kayaking, hiking, en-GB seine netting and fishing. Presented by en-GB Stella's Eco Stars in partnership with St. en-GB Lucie County ERD and the Oxbow Eco-en-GB Center. Fee is $305 per child. Rainy day en-GB activities are planned as well. Registration en-GB required. en-GB For more information, visit en-GB www.en-GB stellamarisenvironmentalresearch.org/eco-en-GB camp-2018.htmlen-GB en-GB Magnify Your Curiosity Summer Camp:en-GB en-GB For ages 9-13. Held July 16-20 from 2:30-en-GB 5:30 p.m., Oxbow Eco-Center, 5400 N.E. en-GB St. James Drive, Port St. Lucie. Explore the en-GB microscopic world at the Oxbow Eco-Center. en-GB Each camp participant will take home their en-GB own Foldscope microscope kit. Fee is $175. en-GB Registration required: call (772) 785-5833 en-GB or visit en-GB www.stlucieco.gov/departments-en-GB services/m-q/oxbow-eco-center/summer-en-GB camps.en-US Seeen-US en-US CALENDARen-US, page 7en-USCalendaren-USFrom page 2

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en-US 4 en-USTREASURE COAST The Treasure en-US Coast received mixed scores in the 2018 en-US Kids Count Data Book, released this week en-US by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The en-US annual nationwide study uses 16 indicaen-US -en-US tors to rank each county across four en-US domains health, education, economic en-US well-being and family and community as en-US an assessment of child well-being.en-US None of the three Treasure Coast counen-US -en-US ties scored as high as would be expected en-US from per capita income. Martin County, en-US with the third highest per capita income en-US in the state of $35,772, ranked eighth out en-US of 67 counties statewide in 2018.en-US Indian River County, with the seventh en-US highest per capita income of $31,918, en-US ranked 26th out of the 67 counties.en-US St. Lucie County, with the 32nd highest en-US per capita income of $23,296, ranked 40th en-US of the 67 counties.en-US Regardless of ranking, improvements en-US were noted in all three counties in ecoen-US -en-US nomic well-being, Florida Kids Count en-US Director Dr. Norn Dollard told Homeen-US -en-US town News. The picture in education was en-US more mixed across the three counties with en-US Indian River showing consistent improveen-US -en-US ment, but mixed results in Martin and St. en-US Lucie Counties.en-US The four education indicators examen-US-en-US ined were percentage of young children en-US not in school (ages 3-4), percentage of en-US fourth-graders not proficient in reading, en-US percentage of eighth-graders not profien-US-en-US cient in math, and percentage of high en-US school students not graduating on time.en-US Education was the domain that Indian en-US River ranked the best in at 19. Three of the en-US four educational measures improved in en-US the time the report covered. 4th graders en-US proficiency in reading was unchanged en-US from the last study.en-US Education was the domain in which en-US Martin County had the highest ranking, en-US with a ranking of 7. Martin improved in en-US the number of 3 and 4 year olds in preen-US -en-US school and in the number of students en-US graduating on time. There was decline in en-US both 4th grade reading proficiency and en-US 8th grade math.en-US St. Lucie was ranked 33 of 67 in the eduen-US -en-US cation domain. The only measure that en-US improved was the graduation rate.en-US The four health indicators studied were en-US percentage of low birth-weight babies, en-US percentage of children without health en-US insurance, rate of child and teen deaths en-US per 100,000 children ages 1-19, and peren-US -en-US centage of teens who abuse alcohol or en-US drugs (ages 12-17).en-US Health was similarly mixed although en-US all counties improved in health insurance en-US coverage for children and fewer teens en-US using drugs and alcohol, said Dr. Dollard. en-US St. Lucie scored best of the three Treaen-US-en-US sure Coast counties in this domain with a en-US ranking of 26. Improvements were en-US observed in the number of children with en-US health insurance coverage and the en-US decrease in the number of youth who en-US reported using drugs and alcohol in the en-US preceding 30 days. There was no change en-US in the number of low birth weight babies en-US and an increase in overweight and obese en-US 1st, 3rd, and 6th grade students.en-US Indian River County ranked 39 out of en-US 67 counties in the health domain. There en-US was progress in that the county had more en-US children with health insurance coverage en-US and fewer teens who reported using alcoen-US -en-US hol or drugs in the past 30 days over the en-US five year period of the report. As far as en-US areas to focus on for improvement, there en-US were more children identified as obese or en-US overweight, said Dr. Dollard. There was en-US no change in the number of low birth en-US weight babies in the report period.en-US Health is the area in which Martin en-US County had the least success and had a en-US ranking of 45 statewide. Although gains en-US were observed in health insurance coveren-US -en-US age and in reducing the number of teens en-US who reported using drugs or alcohol, no en-US change was observed in low birth weight en-US babies or in the number of overweight or en-US obese students.en-US The four economic well-being indicaen-US-en-US tors studied were percentage of children en-US in poverty (income of $24,339 for a family en-US of two adults and two children), percenten-US-en-US age of children whose parents lack secure en-US employment (no full-time, year-round en-US work), percentage of children living in en-US households with a high housing cost buren-US -en-US den (spend more than 30 percent of preen-US-en-US tax income on housing), and percentage en-US of teens not in school and not working en-US (ages 16).en-US Martin County was the best in the en-US region in the economic domain, with a en-US score of 12. Martin County had fewer en-US children living in poverty, a low unemen-US -en-US ployment rate, and fewer households en-US where 30 percent or more of income was en-US spent on rent or mortgage. No change was en-USobserved in the number of teens who were en-US neither in school nor working.en-US Indian River County ranked 32 in ecoen-US-en-US nomic well-being. The county had fewer en-US children living in poverty, more people en-US employed and there were fewer houseen-US -en-US holds who expended 30 percent or more en-US on housing. There was no change in teens en-US not in school and not working.en-US St. Lucie County showed improvements en-US in all four indicators in the economic en-US well-being domain. However, it only en-US achieved a ranking of 49 because greater en-US gains were observed in other counties.en-US The four family and community indicaen-US -en-US tors were percentage of children living in en-US single-parent families, percentage of chilen-US -en-US dren in families where the household head en-US lacks a high school diploma, percentage of en-US children living in high-poverty areas, and en-US rate of teen births per 1,000 females ages en-US 15.en-US Family and community indicators did en-US not show a consistent picture, though, en-US across the board, improvements were seen en-US in juvenile justice contacts, said Dr. Dolen-US -en-US lard.en-US Martin County and was 29th out of the en-US 67 counties in family and community. en-US Martin County had more children living en-US in households with a single head of houseen-US -en-US hold, and more children with verified en-US maltreatment than it had five years earlier. en-US It improved in reducing the number of en-US children living in areas of concentrated en-US poverty and in reducing the number of en-US children who had contacts with the juveen-US-en-US nile justice system.en-US In Indian River County, family and en-US community was the lowest of the domain en-US ranks with a ranking of 40 out of 67. There en-US were fewer children living in single parent en-US households, fewer children with verified en-US maltreatment and fewer children who had en-US contacts with juvenile justice. There were, en-US however, more children living in areas of en-US concentrated poverty (census tracts where en-US 30 percent or more of residents live below en-US the federal poverty level).en-US St. Lucie was ranked 41 in the family en-US and community domain. There were en-US improvements noted in the number of en-US children with verified reports of child en-US abuse and neglect, as well as decreases in en-US the number of youth who came into conen-US -en-US tact with the juvenile justice system. There en-US was no change in the number of children en-US living in single parent households. The en-US number of children living in areas of conen-US-en-US centrated poverty increased.en-US Findings suggest continuing efforts are en-US needed to prevent child abuse and neglect, en-US prevent youth from coming into contact en-US with the juvenile justice system and conen-US -en-US tinuing to expand health insurance coveren-US -en-US age, Dr. Dollard said. While there is en-US always room for improvement, the en-US increases in overweight and obese stuen-US -en-US dents is a concern.en-US Following statewide expansions of en-US health insurance programs, more kids en-US than ever have access to the health care en-US they need to thrive, Dr. Dollard said. But en-US further investments are needed to reach en-US the Florida children who lack coverage.en-US Nationwide, the top five states overall en-US were New Hampshire, Massachusetts, en-US New Jersey, Minnesota, and Iowa. The en-US bottom five states were Alaska, Nevada, en-US Mississippi, Louisiana, and New Mexico.en-US The study authors warned that a potenen-US-en-US tial undercount in the 2020 Census could en-US put children at risk.en-US If we dont count children, we render en-US their needs invisible and their futures en-US uncertain, said Casey Foundation Presien-US-en-US dent and CEO Patrick McCarthy. A major en-US census undercount will result in overen-US -en-US crowded classrooms, shuttered Head Start en-US programs, understaffed hospital emergenen-US-en-US cy rooms and more kids without health en-US care.en-US Florida Kids Count is part of a nationen-US -en-US wide Kids Count network, a project of the en-US Annie E. Casey Foundation. For more en-US information, visit www.floridakidscount.en-US org. For more info about the Casey Founen-US -en-US dation, visit www.aecf.org. The perfect gift for a fun evening with friends See all available gift certificates at:www.HometownNewsSLC.com Gift Certificates50% OFFSave BIG On Local Favorites Treasure Coast counties underperform in study en-USBy Mike Winikoffen-USmwinikoff@hometownnewsol.com

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en-US 5 en-USFort Pierce Police Department en-USTenille Mckenzi, 20, of Anglevilla Drive, Fort en-US Pierce, was arrested June 19 and charged with en-US aggravated assault with a deadly weapon with en-US intent to kill, battery, and property damage of en-US $200 and under. en-US Nathan Clark, 28, of N. 26th Street, Fort en-US Pierce, was arrested June 21 and charged with battery by strangulation as domestic violence.    en-USJacob Pickens, 26, of 3rd Place, Vero Beach, en-US was arrested June 21 and charged with grand en-US larceny-theft over $300 and less than $5,000, en-US and pretty theft 1st degree over $100 and less than $300.   en-USPort St. Lucie Police en-US Department en-USMichelle Dennison, 32, of Port St. Lucie, was en-US arrested June 18 and charged with cruelty en-US towards child abuse without causing bodily en-US harm.en-US Eron Bromfield, 20, of Mccomb Avenue, Port en-US St. Lucie was arrested June 19 and charged en-US with fleeing law enforcement and failure to en-US obey law enforcement office order to stop. en-US Joesph Godwin, 38, of Watercrest Street, en-US Port St. Lucie was arrested June 19 and en-US charged with crime against person threatenen-US-en-US ing public servant, and misuse of 911 system. en-US Robin Wilheim, 46, (Address Redacted), was en-US arrested June 20 and charged with aggravated en-US assault with a deadly weapon. en-US John Newman, 36, of Del Rio Boulevard, en-US Port St. Lucie, was arrested June 20 and en-US charged with possession of a controlled suben-US -en-US stance and possession of drug paraphernalia. en-US Pondexture Weathers, of Avenue M, Fort en-US Pierce, was arrested June 20 and charged with en-US a moving traffic violation and driving while en-US license suspended 3rd or subsequent. en-US Nathan Clark, 28, of N. 26th Street, Fort en-US Pierce, was arrested June 21 and charged with battery by strangulation as domestic violence.    en-USJacob Pickens, 26, of 3rd Place, Vero Beach, en-US was arrested June 21 and charged with grand en-US larceny-theft over $300 and less than $5,000, en-US and pretty theft 1st degree over $100 and less en-US than $300.en-USSt. Lucie County Sheriffs en-US Officeen-USScott Post, 39, of Ron Rico Terrace, Port St. en-US Lucie, was arrested June 18 and charged with en-US violation of a pretrial detention. en-US Deandre Hulick, 22, of Atlantic Ave, Fort en-US Pierce, was arrested June 19 and charged with en-US carrying a weapon (firearm), possession of en-US marijuana less than 20 grams, and drug paraen-US-en-US phernalia. en-US Desmond Jones, 28, of 50th Street, Fort en-US Pierce, was arrested June 19 and charged with en-US aggravated assault with a deadly weapon withen-US-en-US out intent to kill, battery buy strangulation, baten-US -en-US tery on a law enforcement officer/EMT/firefighten-US -en-US er, and crime against person threatening en-US public servant. en-US James Walker, 30, of Ixoria Avenue, Fort en-US Pierce, was arrested June 20 and charged with en-US possession of marijuana less than 20 grams, en-US possession of drug paraphernalia, and smugen-US -en-US gling contraband into jail facility. en-US Benjamin Dewitt, 30, of Cortez Boulevard, en-US Fort Pierce, was arrested June 20 and charged en-US with possession of a controlled substance and en-US possession of drug paraphernalia. en-US Danielle Harrison, 31, of Penny Lane, Fort en-US Pierce, was arrested June 20 and charged with en-US possession of controlled substance and posen-US -en-US session of drug paraphernalia. en-US Jermaine Anselme, 27, of SE Naples Lane, en-US Port St. Lucie, was arrested June 20 and en-US charged with possession of a weapon/ammo en-US by convicted felon and possession of marijuaen-US -en-US na over 20 grams. en-US Antwan Hamilton, 36, of Valencia Avenue, en-US Fort Pierce, was arrested June 20 and charged en-US with possession of marijuana less than 20 en-US grams, possession of a controlled substance, en-US possession of drug paraphernalia, possession en-US of drug legend, driving with license suspended en-US habitual offender, and resisting officer without en-US violence. en-US Christopher Rowse, 38, of US Highway 1, en-US Fort Pierce, was arrested June 20 and charged en-US with driving with license suspended habitual en-US offender. en-US Tony Cross, 29, of US Highway 1, Port Saint en-US Lucie, was arrested June 20 and charged with en-US a moving traffic violation and driving while en-US license suspended 3rd or subsequent.en-US Kristen Honeycutt, of N. 37 Street, Fort en-US Pierce, was arrested June 20 and charged with en-US providing false identification to law enforceen-US -en-US ment, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.   en-USEnrique Cruz, 30, of Deanna Lane, Fort en-US Pierce, was arrested June 20 and charged with en-US battery, criminal mischief over $200 and less en-US than $1,000, false imprisonment as kidnapping, and obstruction of justice tampering in   2nd degree   felony proceedings.   en-USJoseph Hegyi, 29, of N. US Highway 1, Fort en-US Pierce, was arrested June 21 and charged with en-US felony battery, and criminal mischief over $200 and less than $1,000.   en-USJonovan Gaines, 22, of N. US Highway 1, en-US Fort Pierce, was arrested June 21 and charged with, resisting an officer with violence,   bat en-UStery   of a law enforcement officer/firefighter/ en-USEMT, providing false identification to law en-US enforcement, possession/use of drug paraen-US-en-US phernalia, and attempted escape. Kenneth Wheaton,19, of   Advana   Street, Port en-USSt. Lucie, was arrested June 21 and charged en-US with driving while license suspended (3rd or subsequent offense).   en-USEric Cotter, 39, of 11th Court, Vero Beach, en-US was arrested June 21 and charged with kidnapen-US ping/false imprisonment, and battery.   en-USXazayvier Pullen, 19, of N. 22nd Street, Fort en-US Pierce, was arrested June 21 and charged with en-US destroying/tamper or fabricating evidence, posen-US -en-US session of cocaine with intent to deliver/manuen-US -en-US facture/deliver, possession of marijuana with en-US intent to deliver/manufacture/deliver, possesen-US-en-US sion of cocaine, possession of drug parapheren-US -en-US nalia, and resisting officer without violence.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.

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en-USVIEWPOINTen-USFRIDAY, JUNE 29, 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 2018, 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 Flora Wilkerson ................................... Circulation Administrator Robin Bevilacqua ................................ Human Resources Annita Ferrante ................................... Account Receivable Amanda Wheaton .............................. Credit & Collections Kathy Young ........................................ Major/Natl. Accounts Manager Julie Cleveland ..................................... 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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-USLeaving window slightly openen-US not enough for parked petsen-USHad to call police today about a small en-US white dog left inside a red Chevy Colorado en-US pickup truck with many Air Force stickers en-US on it, in a Publix parking lot. What part of "it en-US is just too hot to leave anyone, a child or a en-US dog, in a parked vehicle" do people not en-US understand? Leaving a window slightly en-US open while you are inside an air conditioned en-US store doesnt cut it. Tried to get help from en-US Publix to no avail.en-USWe vote for others appointed by en-US that person we are voting foren-USThis country seems to have a penchant en-US for putting itself in harm's way. Another en-US pipeline has exploded in West Virginia. en-US While the Pipeline and Hazardous Mateen-US-en-US rials Safety Administrations Eastern en-US Regional Office identified the line as Tranen-US -en-US sCanadas (the same company behind Keyen-US-en-US stone pipeline) Leach XPress Pipeline, en-US placed into service this past February, the en-US cause of the explosion is still unknown. en-US Weve also had another leak in the Keystone en-US Pipeline (November 2017) where thousands en-US of gallons of oil were lost.en-US I bring these two situations up to remind en-US everyone that Florida does have natural gas en-US pipelines. The Sabal Trail Pipeline, owned en-US and operated by Sabal Transmission LLC en-US and NextEra Energy, Inc. (FPL) run from en-US Alabama into Florida.en-US Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protecen-US -en-US tion Administration administrator, having en-US been appointed by our President and the en-US Florida Department of Environmental Proen-US -en-US tections Secretary, Noah Valenstein, en-US appointed by our Governor, are the people en-US in charge of protecting residents from any en-US unforeseen accidents that may occur here.en-US We need to think very carefully of the en-US importance of these types of appointments en-US by those who we vote for. Not only are we en-US voting in the person, but were implicitly en-US voting for others appointed by that person.en-US Come election day we need to carefully en-US consider our votes before casting our balen-US -en-US lots.en-USGone are days when foods were en-US real, not genetically enhanceden-USWhat a shame that these late generations en-US can never savor, taste and smell the essences en-US of real non-hybrid strawberries, black beren-US -en-US ries, raspberries or smell the sweet smell of en-US roses.en-US Ever since the corporation have captured en-US control of our foods, we have been short en-US changed. Now we have artificial flavors, en-US high fructose corn syrup and artificial colen-US-en-US ors. Cattle are fed growth hormones. en-US There are no natural grown foods anyen-US -en-US more, but those of us have lived before en-US Monsanto and other food modifiers can en-US remember when the blossoms and foods en-US were real and delicious and not artificially en-US flavored and colored.en-USGovernments control people; en-US money controls governmentsen-USMost of earth's inhabitants have no idea en-US of what cataclysms has occurred in our past en-US nor what may be in store for the future. In en-US addition to the natural disasters and changen-US -en-US ing climate, we live as if everything is foreven-US -en-US er until we become old senior citizens and en-US realize there are consequences to our ignoen-US -en-US rance of the truth and facts of reality. en-US Just watch the news and see millions of en-US automobiles smoking and polluting the air en-US we breathe. en-US It is believed that dinosaurs and animals en-US and creatures from our past grew to such en-US enormous sizes because our atmosphere en-US contained a greater percentage of oxygen en-US than we breath in today. en-US There are thousands of airplanes in the en-US air all day long and seven days a week, also en-US active volcanos are spewing noxious gases, en-US All of these toxic fumes cause acid rains en-US which in time will destroy all life just as one en-US big asteroid destroyed the dinosaurs. en-US There may not be a chance for Earth to en-US recover. Governments do not care as long as en-US they can bluff the people. en-US There is one thing to remember: governen-US-en-US ments control the people and not the reverse en-US and money controls the governments and en-US the politicians.en-USSmoking in publicen-USSmoking in public doesn't have to be seen en-US in a negative light. I agree, the filters from en-US cigarettes are a world wide issue, I personalen-US -en-US ly pick them up if in the right time and en-US space. I've also heard of people using them en-US as fiber for arts and crafts. As far as the act en-US of smoking whether it be tobacco, mullein, en-US lavender, marijuana, or whatever plant one en-US chooses to smoke, I can only offer a suggesen-US-en-US tionnatural rolling papers that will break en-US down faster than filters. en-US Why do people smoke? Why do people en-US eat chocolate? Tomatoes, tomato's? en-USThe middle classen-USI read an article this morning Why the en-US Middle Class Cant Afford Life in America en-US Anymore (NY Post) and it got me thinken-US -en-US ing.its really true!My children will en-US never have the same level of comfort that en-US my husband and I have had. I cant even en-US imagine what the future holds for my granden-US-en-US children. Climate change may very well en-US change life on earth. Add to that the fact en-US that our retirement years are more unceren-US -en-US tain today than ever before. Not only have en-US we let the economy implode, weve made en-US sure that the next generations life expectanen-US -en-US cy is years less than ours. How did we let this en-US happen? I think its apathy. We saw things en-US that were happening but thought that someen-US -en-US one else would do something about it. I en-US remember the saying We are the ones weve en-US been waiting for and we didnt even realize en-US it.We cant continue to pile up all these proben-US -en-US lems for future generations to solve. Do en-US something do anything but get up and en-US make a difference in your community. Photo courtesy of MaryAnn Ketcham en-USPresented by A & G Pools, the Flip Flops & Leis Luau Dinner and en-US Boot Auction to benefit Lil Feet took place at the River Walk Center in Fort Pierce.   The sold-out event raised approximately $35,000 to en-USprovide shoes to Lil Feet. Here, Pat Alley raises paddles in hopes en-US of winning all the beautiful boots, helmets and prizes.en-USLooking for a winner

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en-US 8 en-USwe even commence the proceedings, he en-US said. Mr. Culverhouse has submitted a en-US motion asking for his five calendar days that en-US hes entitled to under our rules with which en-US to prepare his case prior to the hearing. I en-US would recommend to this Commission that en-US that motion be granted, and furthermore en-US that Mr. Culverhouse and his case be en-US rescheduled sometime within the next five en-US calendar days, which would mean, next en-US Monday is the earliest it could be heard.en-US Commissioner Reginald Sessions, howeven-US -en-US er, questioned why the matter couldnt wait en-US until a regularly scheduled meeting, which en-US drew murmuring and protests from island en-US residents in the chambers who were then en-US silenced by Mayor Linda Hudson. en-US I dont see where this warrants a special en-US meeting at least from my perspective, he en-US said. Ill be there if its the Lords will whenen-US -en-US ever you want to do it, but why do we need en-US to set this for a special meeting?en-US Commissioner Thomas Perona, a South en-US Hutchinson Island resident who ultimately en-US voted to condemn the property, took it upon en-US himself to answer that question.en-US I heard the comments made by the Speen-US -en-US cial Magistrate and I giggle every time I en-US think about it: That a person entering kinen-US -en-US dergarten would have graduated from high en-US school in the time that this event has hapen-US -en-US pened, he said. The message that I would en-US like the public to know is that this Commisen-US -en-US sion is not going to put off things that are en-US important to the city, and that were going to en-US do it at the first opportunity that we can, en-US even if it takes making more staff time, and en-US even if it takes us away from our normal en-US lives and normal activities just to get the en-US business of the city done.en-US A few members of the public spoke that en-US evening, including Chris Hodge, who said en-US he lived directly across the street from Mr. en-US Culverhouses land.en-US We have to look at this eyesore every sinen-US -en-US gle day when we get up, he said. Its been en-US there for 13 years. For many years, it was a en-US building yard, a junk yard really for Mr. Culen-US -en-US verhouses contractor at the time. We had to en-US put up with trucks coming and going, and a en-US lot of debris on the site that went on for en-US many years. Now it looks more like a conen-US-en-US crete bunker than the beginning of a house, en-US and that is just intolerable for us. en-US The Commission then voted unanimousen-US -en-US ly to reconvene the hearing June 25 during en-US which both Mr. Culverhouse and Code en-US Compliance Manager Margaret Arraiz en-US called witnesses to testify in the matter. Ms. en-US Arraiz also provided a brief overview of the en-US complaints on the property that evening. en-US The property was damaged in 2004 and en-US was left in that condition for 10 years, she en-US said. The neighbors had to see the damage en-US until 2014 when it was demolished. In 2017 en-US three years after, the concrete walls were finen-US -en-US ished and the neighbors have been suben-US -en-US jected to nuisance conditions for 13 years. en-US After considering all the testimony, the speen-US-en-US cial magistrate felt the property was a nuien-US-en-US sance.en-US Commissioner Sessions also questioned en-US one of the witnesses, Building Department en-US Official Paul Thomas, about how the issue en-US could go on for so long. The latter emphaen-US-en-US sized that Mr. Culverhouses property was en-US still in good standing with his department.en-US The building code specifies that once a en-US permit is issued, that an applicant has 180 en-US days to finish the work or get an approved en-US inspection, Mr. Thomas explained. If a en-US person gets an approved inspection, he gets en-US another 180 days. Thats one reason the peren-US -en-US mit never expired: The original contractor en-US was very skilled in his knowledge of the en-US building code. en-US For his part, Mr. Culverhouse, a former en-US attorney, listed a series of hardships that en-US hindered his efforts to rebuild after the en-US back-to-back hurricanes, including suing en-US the insurance company for payment. During en-US the same time, both he and his wife ended en-US up in the hospital.en-US When we finally obtained the monies, en-US which was a little less than $400,000, the en-US agreement with the bank was to pay down en-US the mortgage rather than put it into the en-US building, because they had a lien on both en-US [lots], he said. We went through the proen-US-en-US cess, and I had one contractor who took en-US about $10,000 and disappeared.en-US The property owner said he eventually en-US had to treat his damaged home for mold, the en-US bank he planned on using to finance the en-US reconstruction changed hands, the bank en-US holding his two mortgages foreclosed and en-US then his wife died in the hospital in early en-US 2015.en-US I did what I had never though I would do en-US was to file Chapter 11 and save my home, en-US which I never had the chance to do for my en-US wife, Mr. Culverhouse said as his voice en-US broke with emotion. We were able to force en-US them into a restructuring of the two morten-US-en-US gages on the property and both of them en-US would be paid out in 15 years, and my chap en-US-en-US ter 11 plan was complete in 2016.en-US After his bankruptcy proceedings, Mr. en-US Culverhouse said he was unable to get bank en-US financing and resorted to a private lender, en-US Fort Pierce resident and business owner en-US Rick Reed II, who he called as one of his witen-US -en-US nesses during the hearing. en-US In January I committed and worked out en-US a mortgage loan and my son committed en-US property in order to borrow $300,000 in en-US order to finish the home, he added. The en-US loan docs were done, all the preliminary en-US work had been done and then the red [conen-US -en-US demnation] placard went on the fence, and en-US the gentleman said was he wasnt going to en-US loan until this was resolved. en-US Mr. Reed said he considered Mr. Culveren-US -en-US house a friend and had partnered with Vero en-US Beach developer Joe Foglio to oversee the en-US work, but the latter refused to go on the en-US property once he saw the condemnation en-US sign. en-US I got a text message from Joe on 1-22-18 en-US and Joe sent me this picture where the propen-US-en-US erty had been tagged, he said. So I called en-US Brad and said no, Joes not going there. I en-US wasnt going to make myself vulnerable, and en-US this across the board made for a real quagen-US -en-US mire. I had talked to several people who en-US wanted to help, and all of us have come to a en-US complete standpoint. I can say comfortably en-US we would have had this done.en-US Commissioner Sessions ultimately made en-US a motion to extend the current building peren-US -en-US mit on the property, remove the condemnaen-US-en-US tion tag and give Mr. Culverhouse 10 en-US months to finish the reconstruction of the en-US house, which was seconded by Commisen-US -en-US sioner Rufus Alexander.en-US There are plenty of buildings that need en-US to come down, but this is not one of them, en-US the latter said.en-US That motion failed 2-3, with Mayor Linda en-US Hudson and Commissioners Jeremiah en-US Johnson, and Perona dissenting. The latter en-US said he sympathized with Mr. Culverhouses en-US hardships but insinuated he should have en-US spent the insurance money more wisely. en-US I think about this, and the $400,000 en-US could have rebuilt the house, he said. That en-US was a decision -its not only lifes calamien-US -en-US ties, but its the decisions that we make until en-US this point.en-US Commissioner Perona then made a en-US motion to accept the staff resolution conen-US -en-US demning the property and designating it for en-US demolition, which was seconded by Comen-US -en-US missioner Johnson. That motion passed 3-2, en-US with Commissioners Alexander and Sesen-US -en-US sions dissenting. en-US Mr. Messer then informed the property en-US owner that demolition proceedings would en-US begin unless he filed an appeal within the en-US next 30 days. en-US Ill assure you I will appeal, Mr. Culveren-US -en-US house said. Horseback Riding Swimming Inflatables Skating Games Pool Tables Dartboards Barrel Racing Beach RidingALL SUMMER LONG9am 5pm Monday-Friday (Ages 6 and up)Summer Camp$35/day or $150/week725 W. Coker Rd., Fort Pierce (772) 528-6986 www.longridersstablesllc.comLONG RIDERS STABLES.LLCWeekend Lessons Available Pony Rides $ 25 per 1/2 hour Just For Kids Summer Camps 2018 Advertise it in Hometown News! Reserve your space today! Have A Summer Camp? Call 1-800-823-0466 Property en-USFrom page 1 en-GB6:30-8 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-GB 577-4024, en-GB dgonz17820@aol.com, en-GB or visit en-GB http://suncoastmentalhealth.orgen-USFRIDAY, JULY 20en-GB en-GB Diabetes class:en-GB 3-4 p.m., Port St. Lucie en-GB Community Center, 2195 S.E. Airoso Blvd., en-GB Port St. Lucie. Free class for people who have en-GB just been diagnosed as well as for people en-GB who may have difficulty managing it. en-GBFor en-GB more information, call (321) 615-1901.en-USSATURDAY, JULY 21en-US en-US Contraption Faction:en-US 2 p.m., Zora Neale en-US Hurston Branch Library, 3008 Avenue D, Fort en-US Pierce. Suited for ages 10 and older, these en-US programs will focus on building games, en-US gadgets and robotics, including a session en-US with Legos. en-US For more information, call (772) en-US 462-2154 or visit en-US http://library.stlucieco.gov en-US or email en-USgreshamg@stlucieco.org.en-USMONDAY, JULY 23 FRIDAY, JULY 27en-GB en-GB Junior Oxbow Scientist Summer en-USCalendaren-USFrom page 7en-US Seeen-US en-US CALENDARen-US, page 10

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Pierce Your Professional Advertising Consultant for St. Lucie County Denice Vlachos BallAdvertising Consultant772-465-5656dball@HometownNewsOL.com401-323-6190 rounding Mr. Rojas property at the South en-US-en-US west Corner of Orange Avenue and Bridleen-US -en-US wood Way, only his lacks the proper zoning en-US for the construction of a single-family en-US detached dwelling as a permitted use. Ms. en-US Grubbs assured the Commission that the en-US proposed rezoning would be consistent with en-US St. Lucie County regulations. en-US The AR-1 zoning is compatible with the en-US Residential Urban Future Land Use designaen-US-en-US tion, and the proposed AR-1 zoning is comen-US -en-US patible with the surrounding area by providen-US -en-US ing for an orderly pattern of development, en-US she said. Staff has determined that the en-US attached petition is consistent with the en-US goals, objectives and policies of the Land en-US Development Code and the Comprehensive en-US Plan and conforms to the standards of en-US review.en-US Commissioner Chris Dzadovsky then en-US began to pepper Ms. Grubbs with questions en-US about municipal services in the area.en-US The Planned Unit Development across en-US the street and the housing of the residential en-US areas just to the north of that, those are all en-US on water and sewer, is that correct? he en-US asked. en-US When she answered that question affiren-US -en-US matively, he continued along the same vein.en-US And so water and sewer is readily availen-US -en-US able just near this property, is that accuen-US -en-US rate? en-US Ms. Grubbs followed up with another en-US affirmative answer, saying such services en-US were available on the opposite side of State en-US Road 68.en-US There is [service] 70 feet on the other en-US side of Orange Avenue, she explained. On en-US the north side of Orange Avenue, there is a en-US forced main.en-US Commissioner Dzadovsky then made it en-US clear he wanted to require Mr. Rojas to conen-US -en-US nect to municipal wastewater service once en-US he constructs his dwelling, an act he hoped en-US would then lead to a domino effect in the en-US surrounding neighborhood.en-US We have in the past, long before there en-US were regulations, approved properties on en-US septic and well, which today we find are en-US inappropriate for residential development, en-US he said. So my points of view tonight are en-US that if we were to approve this, that we en-US would not approve septic for this particular en-US property because not only will that property en-US benefit, but each of the properties around en-US here will benefit for water and sewer for this en-US community.en-US The city planner emphasized, however, en-US that such a requirement would have to be en-US implemented in coordination with the Fort en-US Pierce Utilities Authority during a separate en-US stage of the process.en-US At this time, this is just a petition for a en-US rezoning, Ms. Grubbs said. At time of en-US building permit, staff will coordinate with en-US the Health Department and with FPUA en-US regarding the Florida statutes requirements en-US and compliance with the Land Developen-US -en-US ment Code in terms of the definition of en-US availability. en-US Chairwoman Frannie Hutchinson admiten-US -en-US ted she understood Commissioner Dzaen-US -en-US dovskys perspective but worried about the en-US potential cost for an individual property en-US owner to extend services from the other side en-US of a major thoroughfare. Instead, she en-US expressed a preference for the creation of a en-US non-ad valorem assessment district known en-US as a Municipal Service Benefit Unit.en-US Im not sure thats fair to ask one person en-US to pay that cost if it is not an actual requireen-US -en-US ment, she said. Im understanding what en-US youre saying commissioner -Im partially en-US in agreement with it -but I would prefer en-US that neighborhood move forward with an en-US MSBU. Then it would be a yes vote, if you en-US will, from that particular person. Chairen-US -en-US woman Hutchinson then asked Planning & en-US Development Services Director Leslie Olson en-US to opine on the issue. Ms. Olson emphasized en-US the Commission could not place conditions en-US on a rezoning request, but that the citys en-US Land Development Code could very well en-US require hookup to sewage due to the lands en-US proximity to existing infrastructure.en-US This is a preliminary development en-US approval, she said. The final development en-US approval happens at building permit, and en-US the interesting thing about a rezoning is that en-US it cannot be conditioned. And so whatever en-US applies to a single family home within 70 en-US feet of a forced main is whatever will be en-US applied at building permit regardless.en-US Commissioner Dzadovsky then lamented en-US the fact that commissioners had no input in en-US the actual building permit approval process. en-US If we continue to approve residential or en-US commercial with septic, especially in a en-US municipal area within the utility service en-US area, we continue to add to the problems en-US that were going to face in the future that en-US were already seeing from planned developen-US -en-US ments that were created in years past, he en-US said. Its a challenge to me that we continue en-US to provide septic when we see the degradaen-US-en-US tion of what were seeing from runoff from en-US the municipal areas into our lagoons and en-US our canals.en-US For her part, Commissioner Cathy en-USTownsend declined to make the countys en-US rezoning process more restrictive.en-US The code is the code, and the statute is en-US the statute, she said. Whenever they come en-US back for the site plan, whatevers required by en-US Florida statutes, I think that they can comen-US -en-US ply.en-US Commissioner Dzadovsky then reminden-US -en-US ed his colleagues that the county had a poor en-US previous track record on requiring housing en-US developments to connect to nearby municien-US-en-US pal services.en-US Id just remind you of a previous applicaen-US -en-US tion that came in for 17 homes off Midway en-US Road, which was a short distance to Port St. en-US Lucies water and wastewater, and because en-US they did not meet the 50 or more homes, en-US they were not required to go to sewer conen-US-en-US nections, he fumed. Not six months later en-US did we approve a 200-plus residential unit to en-US the west of that and then Fort Pierce en-US approved something like 500 units, all on en-US Midway Road as well. So all of those properen-US -en-US ties could have been approved including en-US water and wastewater, and my issue is really en-US about when are we going to grow up and en-US actually provide the municipal services necen-US -en-US essary for residential areas that are impacten-US -en-US ing our waterways? en-US Right before the unanimous vote to en-US approve the rezoning request, Chairwoman en-US Hutchinson asked County Manager Howard en-US Tipton to ensure the sewage requirement en-US conversation show up on a more informal en-US workshop agenda in the near future and to en-US also inform Mr. Rojas of the potential to en-US connect to sanitary sewer services. The en-US Board then voted unanimously to approve en-US the zoning change. en-USSepticen-USFrom page 1 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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en-US 10 Are you tired of en-USautomatic updates?en-USIen-USf there is one computer issue I can name en-US that annoys both Windows users and en-US Mac users alike it would have to be en-US automatic updates. en-US If youve used a computer for any length en-US of time youve experienced annoying en-US messages that pop up telling you that one en-US program or another needs to update and en-US usually the message is worded in such a en-US way as to make you believe that if you en-US ignore the message horrible things will en-US happen. One of the worst offenders has got en-US to be Adobe with their Flash and Adobe en-US Reader update messages popping up on an en-US almost daily basis. en-US What gives? Why is it that you can hardly en-US make it through a day without some en-US program interrupting your workflow en-US nagging you about an update and insisting en-US that you need it? Does ignoring update en-US messages lead down the path of doom or en-US are these constant messages just noise that en-US can safely be ignored? en-US Well, I have some theories that should en-US answer these questions. en-US First, I like to categorize updates into two en-US slots the first being important updates en-US that are dangerous to ignore and the en-US second slot for updates that are trivial and en-US safe to ignore (until actually needed). en-US Lets talk about the first category; why en-US ignoring them can lead down the road to en-US peril and what you should do about them. I en-US categorize things like operating system en-US updates and antivirus updates as important en-US dont ignore. When you see a message en-US telling you that Windows has x amount of en-US updates available or (if you are running a en-US Mac) important operating system updates en-US are available, set aside some time to apply en-US these updates because the operating system en-US is the one central part of the computer that en-US governs everything. en-US Quite often these updates are patches en-US that correct known bugs and often plug en-US security holes that viruses and malware can en-US take advantage of to infect your system. en-US Ignoring these operating system updates en-US can leave you vulnerable to malware or en-US other problems that the updates just may en-US fix. And the fact of the matter is, if your en-US computer is up and running, you are using en-US the operating system so its not like its an en-US update for a program you never use. en-US Antivirus updates are in the same en-US category they are important and ignoring en-US them can leave your system open to attack en-US from viruses that you may encounter as you en-US surf the Internet. Think of it this way en-US every day new viruses are released into the en-US wild and it takes the antivirus companies a en-US while to come up with a definition for these en-US new threats. Its these definitions that are en-US included in the antivirus updates and en-US applying these updates is the only way your en-US antivirus program can recognize (and en-US block!) new threats as you encounter them en-US online. Sure, were all vulnerable to the new en-US threats that havent been defined yet but en-US ignoring the antivirus updates leaves you en-US vulnerable to threats that have already been en-US discovered. If your antivirus software en-US doesnt update itself automatically, ignoring en-US the update messages is just asking for an en-US infection. en-US OK, so weve covered the first category, en-US lets talk about the second; updates that are en-US safe to ignore. en-US As I mentioned, I have a theory about en-US this. On every computer there are hunen-US -en-US dreds of programs installed. Some proen-US -en-US grams are used daily and some hardly ever en-US get used at all but all programs have one en-US thing in common they are all written by en-US people and most of them are working 9 to 5 en-US at their programming job. When they write en-US a program and then distribute their en-US program to the masses its not over for en-US them. If it were, they would have to look for en-US a new job every time they finished a en-US program. No, what happens is after they en-US release a program when they show up for en-US work the next day they have to do someen-US -en-US thing to justify their salaries so what do en-US they do? They keep working on the en-US program that theyve already released and en-US push these adjustments out as updates. en-US Now again, this is just a theory but its en-US served me well over the years. Keeping that en-US in mind I adopt the attitude of if its not en-US broke, dont fix it and ignore the cacophoen-US -en-US ny of update messages that all the other en-US programs on my machine make and only en-US apply non operating system or non en-US antivirus updates when Im having en-US problems with that particular program. Its en-US a philosophy that has yet to let me down.en-US Sean McCarthy fixes computers. He can en-US be reached at 888-752-9049 or en-UShelp@en-US ComputeThisOnline.com en-US (no hyphens). COMPUTE THIS en-USSEAN MCCARTHY en-GBCamp:en-GB For ages 6-9. Held July 23-27 en-GB from 2:30-5:30 p.m., Oxbow Eco-Center, en-GB 5400 N.E. St. James Drive, Port St. Lucie. en-GB Explore the fascinating world of science, en-GB technology, engineering, art and math with en-GB fun experiments, games, activities and art en-GB projects. Fee is $125. en-GB Registration required: en-GB call (772) 785-5833 or visit en-GB www.stlucieco.en-GB gov/departments-services/m-q/oxbow-eco-en-GB center/summer-camps.en-USTUESDAY, JULY 24en-GB en-GB Society of American Magicians, Local en-GB Assembly 172, meeting:en-GB Fourth Tuesday of en-GB every month at 7 p.m., St. Lucie Lanes, en-GB 6759 US 1, Port St. Lucie. Members include en-GB hobbyists, amateurs, part time and en-GB professional magicians who all love and en-GB enjoy the art of magic. Public is welcome to en-GB learn and enjoy the age-old art of magic. en-GB Free. en-GB For more information, call Dean Devitt en-GB at (772) 332-8412 or Matt Musgrave at en-GB (772) 519-6048.en-USTHURSDAY, JULY 26en-US en-US Explore the World of Raptors:en-US 10 a.m., en-US Zora Neale Hurston Branch Library, 3008 en-US Avenue D, Fort Pierce. The Hobe Sound en-US Nature Center gets wild with live animals, en-US focusing on raptors. en-US For more information, en-US call (772) 462-2154.en-USCalendaren-USFrom page 8

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4848 N. Kings Hwy Fort Pierce 772-460-6577Like us on Facebook @ kingsarcadefortpierce Come be our Kings & Queens! POT O GOLD Prizes BINGO NITES Tuesday & WednesdayComplimentary Snacks & Beverages Mon Thur Sunday Every 2 hours! Come in & Try your Luck To win Great Prizes! TREASURE CHEST ARIES March 21/April 20 en-USA motivated mind could be the inspiration you en-US need to progress with your tasks this week, en-US Aries. Take short breaks to maintain your en-US stamina and make it through.en-USTAURUS April 21/May 21en-USTaurus, you may be curious to explore new en-US places this week. New experiences can proen-US -en-US vide excitement and stimulation. Book your en-US plans now.en-USGEMINI May 22/June 21en-USGemini, seeking out new ideas and opportuen-US -en-US nities may boost your self-confidence and en-US contribute to personal growth. Don't shy away en-US from new experiences.en-USCANCER June 22/July 22en-USCancer, your confidence may have been wanen-US -en-US ing for some time, but this is the week to once en-US again grab the reins and realize that you are en-US more than capable.en-USLEO July 23/Aug. 23en-USLeo, a hectic personal and professional life en-US may be causing feelings of exhaustion. Take en-US some time for yourself to restore your energy en-US and put you in good health.en-USVIRGO Aug. 24/Sept. 22en-USVirgo, others may notice your good mood this en-US week. This may be a result of a deep sense of en-US purpose and satisfaction with where your life en-US is at this point in time.en-USLIBRA Sept. 23/Oct. 23en-USYour emotional responses to relationships en-US this week may make you appear more sensien-US -en-US tive, Libra. Don't worry about others' percepen-US -en-US tions of you in the days ahead.en-USHoroscopes Out en-GB en-GB&en-GB en-GBabout en-USFRIDAY, JUNE 29en-US en-US Movie Matinee:en-US Showing 'Pacific Rim en-US Uprising' at 3 p.m., Zora Neale Hurston en-US Branch Library, 3008 Avenue D, Fort Pierce. en-US Rated PG-13, 111 minutes. Anyone younger en-US than thirteen who would like to attend a film en-US rated PG-13 must have a permission slip en-US signed by a parent or guardian. Permission en-US slips will be available at the front desk. en-US For en-US more information, contact Gabe Gresham at en-US (772) 462-2154 or email en-US greshamg@en-US stlucieco.orgen-US en-US 'The Pied Piper' performance:en-US en-US Presented by the Missoula Children's en-US Theatre. 6 p.m., Sunrise Theatre, 117 S. en-US Second Street, Fort Pierce. Tickets are $12 en-US in advance; $15 on the day of the show. en-US For en-US more information or tickets, call the box en-US office at (772) 461-4775 or visit en-US www.en-US sunrisetheatre.com/shows/missoula-pied-en-US piper/index.html.en-USSATURDAY, JUNE 30en-US en-US Celebrate Zora Neale Hurston's new en-US book:en-US 2-3:30 p.m., Zora Neale Hurston en-US Branch Library, 3008 Avenue D, Fort Pierce. en-US Celebrate the release of Zora Neale en-US Hurstons "Barracoon," the previously en-US unpublished story of Cudjo Lewis, a survivor en-US of the transatlantic slave trade. To discuss en-US the book, Hurstons legacy and the Unheard en-US Voices of America, the Library welcomes en-US Zora scholar Professor Marvin Hobson en-US (IRSC). Zora Neale Hurstons books, en-US including Barracoon, will be sold at the event en-US by the Friends of the St. Lucie County Library. en-US All library programs are free and open to the en-US public. en-US For more information, contact en-US Kathleen Flynn at (772) 462-2154 or en-US flynnk@stlucieco.orgen-US en-US Pup Crawl:en-US 2-6 p.m., historic downtown en-US Seeen-US en-US OUTen-US page 12en-US Seeen-US en-US SCOPESen-US, page 15en-USDining en-US &en-US Entertainmenten-USFRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2018 en-US FORT PIERCEen-US WWW.HOMETOWNNEWSSLC.COM PAGE 11en-USTREASURE COAST The Treasure en-US Coast will be one big party on the Fourth of en-US July.en-US Starting up north, Sebastians Freedom en-US Festival runs 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. in Riverview en-US Park, 600 U.S. 1. en-US The 46th Annual 4th of July Parade will en-US begin at the Sebastian Community Center en-US and the Sebastian Masonic Lodge at 1805 en-US Jackson St., proceeding east on Davis St. and en-US south of Indian River Drive to Riverview en-US Park. The parade begins at 8:30 a.m.en-US Following the parade, there will be festivien-US-en-US ties in the park including live entertainen-US-en-US ment, food, craft booths, and vendors, with en-US fireworks at dusk. For more information en-US about the Sebastian parade, email en-US Tonya291@aol.comen-US or en-US nm2101@yahoo.com.en-US In Vero Beach, the celebration runs 4-10 en-US p.m. in Riverside Park, 3200 Riverside Park en-US Dr. Bring your blankets and chairs and settle en-US in for hours of live music featuring Leslie en-US Cours Mather, Corbette Jackson and JessLee en-US from The Voice.en-US The event will include free parking, free en-US admission, food trucks, and lifeguards sellen-US -en-US ing beer and wine. Children will have an en-US area to play complete with a bounce house. en-US There will be fireworks at 9 p.m. by Mullien-US-en-US gans Beach House. Personal fireworks will en-US not be permitted.en-US If you want something a bit more energeten-US -en-US ic, consider a sunset paddle and fireworks en-US with Paddles by the Sea. Try a sunset paddle en-US for an hour or two, then come back to the en-US dock to watch fireworks. Theres a great en-US view of Veterans Island, without having to en-US negotiate all the boat traffic.en-US Riverside Caf is at the end of the dock to en-US purchase food and drinks. All levels of paden-US -en-US dlers are welcome, from first timers to pros. en-US If youre a first time paddler theyll be giving en-US lessons. Cost is $50 for a paddle board/en-US kayak and lesson. For more info email en-US paden-US -en-US dlesbythesea@gmail.comen-US or call (772) 444-en-US 7871. Paddles By The Sea is located at 3321 en-US Bridge Plaza Dr., Vero Beach.en-US Moving south into St. Lucie County, Fort en-US Pierce promises a full day of fun.en-US Start the day with the Fourth of July Boat en-US Parade from noon-1:30 p.m., by the Fort en-US Pierce Yacht Club, 700 N. Indian River Dr., en-US Fort Pierce. The parade is open to the puben-US -en-US lic, and all boats (large and small) are welen-US en-UScome to participate. There is no fee to enter en-US your boat. To participate, decorate your en-US boat in patriotic red, white and blue then en-US meet up with other boats in the Fort Pierce en-US turning basin at 11:30 a.m. Boaters will line en-US up behind the Fort Pierce Yacht Club lead en-US boat. The parade starts at noon. The parade en-US of patriotic boats will head East up the Inlet en-US to the Square Grouper then turn back, headen-US -en-USFourth of July events from en-US Sebastian to Stuart By Mike Winikoff en-USmwinikoff@hometownnewsol.comen-USSeeen-US en-US FOURTHen-US page 15

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Oer good from 6-29-18 through 7-6-18May not be combined with other oers en-USHelp the lagoon by taking photos en-USTREASURE COAST sOf all the attracen-US-en-US tions that bring tourists to the Treasure en-US Coast and make residents want to live here, en-US the crown jewel is the Indian River Lagoon. en-US The lagoon is the one constant that offers en-US unique recreation and relaxation opportuen-US -en-US nities throughout our varied communities. en-US Our beach experience is relatively similar to en-US that found throughout the Florida coast, but en-US our lagoon is special.en-US Through July 31, everyone can help the en-US lagoon by taking photos and submitting en-US them to the 2018 Indian River Lagoon en-US Photo Contest conducted by the Indian en-US River Lagoon National Estuary Program.en-US The lagoon provides an enormous ecoen-US -en-US nomic benefit for the five counties it boren-US -en-US ders. A 2016 study by the East Central Florien-US -en-US da and Treasure Coast Regional Planning en-US Councils showed the annual economic outen-US -en-US put from the lagoon was about $7.6 billion, en-US not counting the $934 million in real estate en-US value of properties located on or near the en-US IRL.en-US According to the IRLNEP, more than en-US 2,000 species of plants, 600 species of fish, en-US 300 species of birds, and 53 threatened or en-US endangered species inhabit our lagoon. Scien-US -en-US entists say the Indian River Lagoon is one of en-US the most biologically diverse estuaries in en-US North America.en-US All of these plants and animals provide en-US perfect opportunities for photo contest suben-US -en-US missions. The five categories of photos for en-US the contest are Working and Playing on the en-US Lagoon, Lagoon Plants and Animals, en-US Scenic, Living Lagoon-Friendly, and en-US Volunteering to Help the Lagoon.en-US Winning photos and some others will be en-US published in the 2019 Indian River Lagoon en-US Calendar to benefit the IRLNEP. The overall en-US winning image will be featured on the calen-US -en-US endar cover.en-US All images must be taken within the Indien-US -en-US an River Lagoon watershed, including its en-US tributaries. Coastal beach photos like surfen-US -en-US ing photos are not eligible.en-US The IRL spans 156 miles of Floridas east en-US coast, from Ponce de Leon Inlet near New en-US Smyrna Beach in Volusia County to Jupiter en-US Inlet on the southern border of Martin en-US County.en-US Treasure Coast residents have representaen-US -en-US tion on the IRL Council Board of Directors, en-US which includes Chairperson Chris Dzaen-US-en-US dovsky of the St. Lucie County Commisen-US-en-US sion, Secretary Susan Adams from the Indien-US -en-US an River County Commission, Brevard en-US County Commissioner Curt Smith, and en-US Martin County Commissioner Ed Fielding.en-US The IRL includes three main water boden-US -en-US ies, Mosquito Lagoon, Banana River and the en-US Indian River Lagoon, none of which are en-US actually rivers. They have no headwaters en-US and no mouths. Rather, the Indian River en-US Lagoon is an estuary, a transitional environen-US -en-US ment between land and ocean. What makes en-US it a specific kind of estuary called a lagoon is en-US that it is shallow and separated from the en-US ocean by barrier islands.en-US For the photo contest, three entries may en-US be submitted per photographer. All must be en-US in landscape format and should use the en-US highest resolution your camera allows. en-US More specifics about format requirements en-US can be found at en-US www.irlcouncil.comen-US.en-US Contestants retain all rights to their imagen-US -en-US es, but must grant permission for unrestricten-US -en-US ed use by the Indian River Lagoon National en-US Estuary Program and IRL Council to use in en-US publications, educational exhibits, and en-US online. Release signatures of any recognizen-US -en-US able persons in a photograph are also en-US required.en-US It is strongly recommended that photogen-US -en-US raphers read the full contest rules before seten-US-en-US ting out to take photos. If you like to alter en-US images, be sure to read the rule regarding en-US which kinds of alterations are allowed.en-US The deadline for entry is July 31, 2018. en-US For contest rules, entry forms, and a sample en-US model release, visit en-US www.irlcouncil.com, en-US where you can also learn more about the en-US lagoon. Another great website for lagoon en-US info is en-US www.onelagoon.orgen-US.en-US For more information about the contest or en-US the lagoon, contact Kathy Hill, Indian River en-US Lagoon National Estuary Program, en-US hill@irlen-US-en-US council.org, en-US (321) 536-6039.en-US Submit digital entries to en-US info@irlcouncil.en-US org.en-US Submit entries by mail to IRL Council, en-US 1235 Main St., Sebastian, FL 32958. en-USBy Mike Winikoffen-USmwinikoff@hometownnewsol.com en-USNita Newman and en-US Margaret Bloeser en-US took their copy of en-US Hometown News en-US along to Jamaica. en-US Here they are en-US pictured at the en-US waterfalls on their en-US seven day cruise. en-US The cruise included en-US Haiti, Jamaica and en-US Mexico. Thanks for en-US taking us along! 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 or en-US exotic place. Whether you take a trip to the Grand Canyon or a cruise to the Bahamas, en-US 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-USTouring with the Townies en-USFort Pierce. Be a hero in a pets life and join en-US the Humane Society of St. Lucie County for en-US the inaugural Pup Crawl. Registration begins en-US at 1:30 p.m. at Cobbs Landing, 200 N. en-US Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce, or pre-register en-US at en-US www.hsslc.orgen-US under the events tab. For a en-US $20 donation, participants 21 years and en-US older will gain VIP access to four bars in en-US downtown Fort Pierce. This includes drink en-US specials at each stop and a commemorative en-US Koozie. There will be a 50/50 raffle and a en-US Superhero costume contest. The theme is en-US Be a Hero in a Pets Life so dressing en-US yourself and your pet in your best superhero en-US disguises is encouraged. en-US For more en-US information, contact David Lynch at (772) en-US 801-8564 or en-US dlynch@hsslc.org.en-GBTUESDAY, JULY 3en-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 Pierce. en-GB Sit-in participation welcome. en-GBCall (772) 460-en-GB 5299 or visit en-GB www.jazzsociety.org.en-US en-US Bingo & trivia:en-US Entertainment by AJ the en-US DJ, plus drink specials, free bingo, prizes, en-US and pop-quiz trivia, every Tuesday from 8-10 en-US p.m., St. Lucie Lanes, 6759 S. U.S. 1, Port en-US St. Lucie. en-USFor more information, call (772) en-US 461-5390.en-USWEDNESDAY, JULY 4en-USOuten-USFrom page 11en-US Seeen-US en-US OUTen-US page 13

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en-US 13 5000 Okeechobee Rd., Ft. Pierce Fall O the Bone Baby Back Ribs & Juicy Shrimp 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 7-6-18 772-46 4-0407PUBLIC WELCOME! G T G C C4302 Gator Trace Dr., Fort Pierce, FL www.GatorTraceCountryClub.com 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 Summer Special Call for Tee Times!includes green fees and cart$20 Don't forget to protect your skin daily en-USTen-UShis weekend I stepped outside and en-US came to a quick conclusion. Its en-US getting darn hot out there and the en-US sun can be relentless. Just a few minutes en-US outside was enough to make my cheeks a en-US little red. In just those few moments I en-US realized that I should have protected my en-US skin from the damage that the sun and UV en-US rays cause.en-US For those of us that work indoors, we en-US really dont consider how much damage the en-US sun can do to us in the short time we spend en-US in our cars, walking in from the parking lot en-US or the like. Yet, regardless of how little time en-US you spend outside, you need to consider en-US applying sunscreen.en-US As golfers, we spend a lot of time in the en-US elements subjecting our skin to tremendous en-US danger. If you dont already take precauen-US -en-US tions to prevent skin damage, the time to en-US start is now! Its time to pay attention to en-US your skin, make an effort to protect it, and en-US allow yourself a healthier future.en-US For those of us that work outside or play en-US outdoor sports, applying sunscreen to your en-US face, neck, arms and so forth hopefully has en-US become as routine as brushing your teeth or en-US putting on deodorant. With sunscreen now en-US available in convenient sprays and sticks, its en-US easy to apply quickly and without getting en-US your hands greasy.en-US One in five Americans will develop skin en-US cancer during his or her lifetime and more en-US than one million Americans are diagnosed en-US with skin cancer each year. Statistics show en-US that nearly every hour someone in America en-US will die of melanoma. Of all cancers, skin en-US cancer is the most common and nearly half en-US of all Americans who live to age 65 will en-US develop skin cancer. These are scary en-US numbers. Fortunately, skin cancer is the en-US easiest to prevent and cure if detected early.en-US The key to preventing and curing skin en-US cancer is early detection and use of en-US sunscreens to protect your skin. The most en-US common warning sign of skin cancer is a en-US change in the appearance of the skin, such en-US as a new growth or a sore that will not heal.en-US Studies show that just one sunburn will en-US double your risk of developing skin cancer. en-US Children are especially at risk. On average, en-US anyone under the age of 18 has three times en-US the sun exposure of an adult. en-US Melanomas are especially deadly as they en-US tend to spread quickly throughout the en-US entire body. Basal and Squamous cell en-US cancers are much less deadly, but can leave en-US your skin scarred.en-US When you know that you are going to be en-US spending time outside, you should apply en-US sunscreen at least 30 minutes prior to your en-US activity. Its also best to reapply every two to en-US three hours or immediately after getting out en-US of the water. While any sunscreen is better en-US than none, experts recommend using at en-US least a 30 SPF rated sunscreen.en-US Something many people forget to protect en-US is their lips. We now have lip balm with en-US sunscreen available to us. en-US Just as your lips can dry out en-US and chap during the winter, en-US they can also burn from the en-US Sun at any time during the en-US year.en-US As golfers, we tend to en-US ignore the sun, especially en-US when it isnt too hot outside. en-US We feel that a simple cap or en-US riding in a cart protects us en-US from the worst the sun has to en-US offer. This simply isnt true. en-US In fact, as much as 80 en-US percent of the suns rays en-US penetrate clouds, mist and en-US even fog.en-US Sun damage causes en-US premature aging, wrinkles, en-US age spots and dry skin. None en-US of us want to age, much less age faster than en-US nature intended. Look at some of the older en-US guys on Tour and you can tell which ones en-US spent years without protecting themselves.en-US The most often used excuse for not en-US putting on sunscreen is that it will leave en-US your hands greasy and make gripping the en-US club difficult. Companies have found ways en-US for us sports-happy people to apply en-US sunscreen without dirtying our hands. en-US Sprays are one of the most convenient en-US methods for application. I happen to prefer en-US the stick. It never touches my hands and en-US goes on with just a swipe. I think that I get en-US better coverage with it and it fits neatly into en-US my bag.en-US For extra protection for your face, neck en-US and ears, wear a hat with a wide brim, not a en-US baseball-style cap. There are even special en-US clothing products available to keep your en-US body cool, while covering your arms and en-US neck.en-US Our world is changing and whether you en-US believe in global warming or not, you must en-US remember to protect your skin. en-US We all want to live long, healthy lives. If en-US you suspect that you have already damaged en-US your skin from sun exposure or your skin en-US shows any warning signs, by all means, visit en-US your doctor or dermatologist for a check en-US up. 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@yahoo.com. GOLF en-USJAMES STAMMER en-US en-US Freedomfest:en-US 4-9 p.m., outside in en-US Village Square at the Port St. Lucie Civic en-US Center, 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place, Port St. en-US Lucie. Youth performances, bounce houses, en-US arts and crafts, and family-friendly en-US entertainment. Fireworks at 9 p.m., weather en-US permitting. Food and drinks available for en-US purchase. Admission and parking are free. en-US VIP party will be inside the Emerald en-US Ballroom, starting at 6:30 p.m., with double-en-US sided barbecue themed buffet from 7-8:30 en-US p.m., cash bar, and games along with after-en-US party entertainment. VIP tickets are $35 for en-US adults, $12 for ages 4-12, and free for en-US toddlers 3 and younger; buy tickets at the en-US Civic Center box office or online at en-US www.en-US cityofpsl.com/civic. For more information or en-US to be a vendor or sponsor, contact the Parks en-US & Recreation Department at (772) 878-en-US 2277.en-US en-US Fourth of July Boat Parade:en-US Second en-US annual event will be held from 12-1:30 p.m., en-US by the Fort Pierce Yacht Club, 700 N. Indian en-US River Drive, Fort Pierce. The parade is open en-US to the public, and all boats (large and small) en-US are welcome to participate. There is no fee to en-US enter your boat. To participate, decorate your en-US boat in patriotic red, white and blue then en-US meet up with other boats in the Fort Pierce en-US turning basin at 11:30 a.m. Boaters will line en-US up behind the Fort Pierce Yacht Club lead en-US boat (sailing vessel Grace). The parade en-US starts at noon. The parade of patriotic boats en-US will head East up the Inlet to the Square en-US Grouper then turn back, heading back into en-US the basin, then turn North and head out past en-US the City Marina where they will disperse. en-US For en-US Seeen-US en-US OUTen-US page 14en-USOuten-USFrom page 12

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en-US 14 en-USmore information, contact Diane Korbey at en-US (772) 678-1623 or visit en-US www.en-US fortpierceyachtclub.com.en-US en-US Stars over St. Lucie:en-US Hosted by the City en-US of Fort Pierce and Main Street Fort Pierce in en-US Fort Pierce City Marina Square, at Melody en-US Lane and Avenue A. Festivities start at 6 en-US p.m., rain or shine. Music, inflatables, arts en-US and crafts, food and fireworks. Common en-US Ground Vineyard Church will present historic en-US military demonstrations with replica Civil War en-US cannon that they will shoot off at 6 p.m., 7 en-US p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., just in time to begin en-US the fireworks show. en-US For more information, en-US contact Main Street Fort Pierce (772) 466-en-US 3880 or visit en-US www.mainstreetfortpierce.orgen-USFRIDAY, JULY 6en-US en-US Movie Matinee:en-US Showing 'Sherlock en-US Gnomes' at 3 p.m., Zora Neale Hurston en-US Branch Library, 3008 Avenue D, Fort Pierce. en-US Rated PG, 86 minutes. en-USFor more information, en-US contact Gabe Gresham at (772) 462-2154 en-US or email en-USgreshamg@stlucieco.orgen-GB en-GB Friday Fest:en-GB 5:30-9 p.m., Fort Pierces en-GB Marina Square, the first Friday of every en-GB month, weather permitting. (Held on the en-GB second Friday of the month if event is en-GB canceled due to bad weather.) Friday Fest is en-GB a street festival to showcase downtown Fort en-GB Pierce and the waterfront in Marina Square en-GB on Melody Lane. en-GB For more information, visit en-GB mainstreetfortpierce.org.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 Catch us as we invade Tradition in Port St en-GB Lucie. Be sure to bring your folding chairs or en-GB blankets to picnic on the lawn at Tradition en-GB Town Hall.en-USSATURDAY, JULY 7en-US en-US The United States Navy Band The en-US Cruisers ensemble:en-US Elite eight-member en-US ensemble of the Navy Band's most dynamic en-US performers. 3 p.m., Sunrise Theatre, 117 S. en-US Second Street, Fort Pierce. Free. en-US For more en-US information or tickets, call the box office at en-US (772) 461-4775 or visit en-US www.sunrisetheatre.en-US com/shows/united-states-navy-band/index.en-US html.en-USSUNDAY, JULY 8en-US en-US Summer TIme Movie Series:en-US Showing en-US "Mamma Mia!" at 3 p.m., Sunrise Theatre, en-US 117 S. Second Street, Fort Pierce. Free. en-US Tickets are available in person only at the en-US box office, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday to en-US Friday, and two hours before each free en-US movie. en-US Call (772) 461-4775.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. Participation is free with paid en-GB park admission ($3 per car). en-GBFor more en-GB information, visit en-GB www.friendsofsavannas.en-GB org.en-GBTUESDAY, JULY 10en-US en-US Bingo & trivia:en-US Entertainment by AJ the en-US DJ, plus drink specials, free bingo, prizes, en-US and pop-quiz trivia, every Tuesday from 8-10 en-US p.m., St. Lucie Lanes, 6759 S. U.S. 1, Port St. en-US Lucie. en-US For more information, call (772) 461-en-US 5390.en-USWEDNESDAY, JULY 11en-US en-US Unity In Our Community:en-US 10 a.m. to 2 en-US p.m., Percy Peek Gymnasium, 2902 Avenue en-US D, Fort Pierce. Non-profit agency fair in the en-US gymnasium, plus displays, face painting, rock en-US painting, and a kid fun zone outside. Free en-US lunch (hot dog or hamburger, potato chips en-US and drink), popcorn, snow cones, music, en-US karaoke, and an entertainment lineup of en-US local artists and performers featured on a en-US stage. Free. en-US For more information, call (772) en-US 467-6801 or email en-US awells@fppd.org.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 www.pslbg.org.en-US en-US Family Fun Night:en-US Entertainment by AJ en-US the DJ, plus bingo, prizes, and pop-quiz trivia, en-US every Wednesday from 5-8 p.m., Wing-Stop, en-US 2575 S. U.S. 1, Fort Pierce. One child eats en-USfree with purchase of one adult entree. en-US For en-US more information, call (772) 242-1064.en-US en-US Weekly Latin Dance:en-US Every Wednesday en-US night, 8-11 p.m., Midtown Grill & Bar, Fort Answers Located in the Classied Section en-USCelebrate one of the Treasure en-US Coasts most popular pastimes by en-US submitting a photo of your most en-US recent catch straight from local en-US waters. Email a photo of you en-US with your fish that is at least 1 en-US MB or 300 dpi in size to news@en-US hometownnewsol.com. en-US Write Catch of the Week" in the en-US subject line, and in the body of the en-US email, please include the following en-US 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 en-US questions (will not be printed)en-USNice Catch! Brody Smith, 9, and Lee Moss, from en-USJensen Beach, caught this speckled en-US perch Crappie in Lake Placid. en-USOuten-USFrom page 13en-US Seeen-US en-US OUTen-US page 15

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en-US 15 en-USPierce. Salsa, Merengue, Bachata. $5. en-USFor en-US more information, (703) 402-3645.en-USTHURSDAY, JULY 12en-US en-US Dance: en-US 7-9:30 p.m. every Thursday, en-US Polish American Club, 343 Prima Vista en-US Blvd., Port St. Lucie. $8 per person. BYOB en-US and soda. en-US For reservations, call Cindy, en-US (508) 287-3370. en-USFRIDAY, JULY 13en-GB en-GB Lunch & Learn:en-GB "ORCA Research and en-GB Lagoon Monitoring" at 12 p.m., Manatee en-GB Observation & Education Center, 480 N. en-GB Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce. Free event. en-GB For more information, call (772) 429-6266.en-US en-US 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' en-US performance:en-US Presented by the Missoula en-US Children's Theatre. 6 p.m., Sunrise Theatre, en-US 117 S. Second Street, Fort Pierce. Tickets en-US are $12 in advance; $15 on the day of the en-US show. en-US For more information or tickets, call en-US the box office at (772) 461-4775. rfntb n rnntb n n nn nnn nn nn 131Personals f t r nnnn r 108Classes/Lessons rfntbn f r rfnftrb rnf rn fnnn nrrnf nfr tnnr r rfnn rnnnnfr n f nrrrfnrtbtrrrrfrrrrrrnrtrrrfnrnrrrfrfntbrtb ntntbbrbfnrfbrbfn tn rrfntbbbb rffnt r n nn n f f n b nn nn n nb nn rfn fn ff t f 132SpecialNotices n b nn br bn 145Wanted n n nn n nn ntn tttnn rrf b rt nb tn nb f btttr fn f n tn nt nnnb bt t 132SpecialNotices frnf f n nn nn nnn t nn nn nn 205Antiques/ Collectibles/Art MERCHANDISEMART rrfntbbbb n n tb n nnn nnn b tttnff 145Wanted fr n nn nn rn r rf n nn n nnn frn t tt nnn nn n n nttt 205Antiques/ Collectibles/Art rfrf nbnb f r rf r n n n t nnn fnnt nnn t nnn nb n tttn tr nrr n n nn nf n 225Auctions r rfrfn tt n n ftnn tn n nn t t r ttt rn rfn n f fn n nnn n nt r tn 230Bargains:$200 orless fnr r nnt nn rrf tn t f rn n f r rnnr t n rfrf nnnn nn t 230Bargains:$200 orless ing back into the basin, then turn North and en-UShead out past the City Marina where they en-US will disperse. For more information, contact en-US Diane Korbey at (772) 678-1623 or visit en-US www.fortpierceyachtclub.comen-US .en-US The Dyer Chevrolet 4th of July Blow Out en-US on the Water at the new Causeway Cove en-US Marina will be a great spot to watch the en-US downtown Fort Pierce fireworks and enjoy en-US live music by Johnny Debt, Big Pine Band & en-US Man Made Weather. en-US There will be plenty of vendors, food en-US trucks, and craft beer, wine and spirits. en-US Bring chairs and blankets and come early to en-US get the best spots.en-US Part of the proceeds will go to Future 6, a en-US local charity helping to provide children en-US with disabilities opportunities to participate en-US in free ocean-centric programs focused on en-US natural confidence building and fun physien-US-en-US cal exercise. Doors open at 4 pm. $10 per car en-US load to get in and park.en-US Also in Fort Pierce is the Stars Over St. en-US Lucie 4th of July Celebration. Live bands, en-US food, arts & crafts vendors, childrens activien-US -en-US ties, face painting from 6-9:30 p.m. at Marien-US-en-US na Square, 1 Avenue A, Fort Pierce.en-US Common Ground Vineyard Church will en-US present historic military demonstrations en-US with replica Civil War cannon that they will en-US shoot off at 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., en-US just in time to begin the fireworks show. For en-US more information, contact Main Street Fort en-US Pierce (772) 466-3880 or visit en-USwww.mainen-US -en-US streetfortpierce.orgen-US Food trucks will be at River Walk Center, en-US 600 N Indian River Dr, Fort Pierce, 5-9:30 en-US p.m. Have dinner and dessert with some of en-US the best South Florida food trucks. Bring a en-US lawn chair or blanket. Watch the fireworks en-US over the water from the River Walk Center en-US at 9 p.m.en-US Other good spots to watch the Fort Pierce en-US fireworks include Cobbs Landing, The en-US Original Tiki Bar & Restaurant, and Jaycee en-US Park.en-US In Port St. Lucie, the big bash is the Freeen-US -en-US domfest, Fireworks and VIP Party at Port St. en-US Lucie Civic Center Village Square, 9221 S.E. en-US Civic Center Place (southeast corner of U.S. en-US Highway 1 and Walton Rd.)en-US Freedomfest runs 2-10 p.m., with a VIP en-US party 6:30-8:30 p.m. and fireworks at 9 p.m.en-US Freedomfest features food, crafts, games, en-US inflatable activities and live music. Free en-US admission and parking.en-US Escape the heat and join the VIP party in en-US the Civic Centers Emerald Ballroom. Expeen-US -en-US rience fantastic food and front row seats on en-US the Civic Center terrace to watch the fireen-US -en-US works. The buffet is available from 7-8:30 en-US p.m. Full service cash bar. Tickets to the VIP en-US party are $30/adult; $10/children (4-12); en-US free (ages 3 and under) Tickets can be puren-US -en-US chased at the Civic Center box office or by en-US calling (772) 807-4488, or online at en-US www.en-US cityofpsl.com/civic.en-US Heading further south to Martin County, en-US Stuart offers a 4th of July Picnic with food, en-US music, and games from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at en-US Shepard Park, 600 SW Ocean Blvd, Stuart.en-US Then, from 5:30-11 p.m., the city celebraen-US-en-US tion continues in Flagler Park and Flagler en-US Place, 201 SW Flagler Ave, Stuart. Fireworks en-US start at 9 p.m. on a barge on the St Lucie en-US River.en-US During the day The Road to Victory en-US Museum will display military vehicles, hisen-US -en-US torical artifacts and provide traditional holien-US -en-US day food and non-alcoholic drinks. en-US Rockn Riverwalk, 1-4 pm at the Riveren-US -en-US walk Stage behind 121 SW Flagler Ave, Stuen-US -en-US art will feature live music from Quick Fix.en-US Stuart Main Street will provide music on en-US the Riverwalk Stage from 5:30-11 p.m. Choen-US -en-US reographed display of fireworks from 9-9:30 en-US p.m. For more information, call (772) 286-en-US 2844.en-USFourthen-USFrom page 11en-USSCORPIO Oct. 24/Nov. 22en-USScorpio, this week you may be inclined to engage en-US in something that expresses your creative spirit. en-US Immerse yourself in nature and beautiful things en-US for inspiration.en-USSAGITTARIUS Nov. 23/Dec. 21en-USSagittarius, you may be tempted to make hasty en-US decisions as your patience begins to wane. Resist en-US this temptation, as it may only complicate maten-US -en-US ters.en-USCAPRICORN Dec. 22/Jan. 20en-USCapricorn, devote some time this week to creating en-US more balance in your life. Balance can contribute en-US to greater quality of life and overall happiness.en-USAQUARIUS Jan. 21/Feb. 18en-USAquarius, a desire to be with others this week can en-US lead to new relationships. Embrace any opportuen-US -en-US nities to connect with someone new, going outen-US -en-US side your comfort zone if need be.en-USPISCES Feb. 19/March 20en-USDeadlines regarding work projects have you feelen-US -en-US ing apprehensive, Pisces. Do not be held hostage en-US to your worries. Divert your thoughts elsewhere.en-USScopes en-USFrom page 11 en-USOuten-USFrom page 14

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