Hometown news (Martin County, FL). January 5, 2007.

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Seven year olds Jakayla K elly and Jaquette Scales with the Boys and Girls Club of East Stuart select a toy from the table.Sevin Bullwinkle staff photographerCounty passes on Seven50 planMARTIN COUNTY The list of counties that were originally included in the Seven50 plan is dwindling as Martin County became the third to opt out of the plan that groups like The American Coalition 4 Property Rights thought was dubious at best. I ndian River and St. Lucie County also passed on the plan that is spearheaded by the Southeast Florida R egional Partnership that included a grant for $4.25 million to enhance r egional planning in seven counties ov er 50 years. The Martin County board of commissioners voted to opt out of Se ven50 effective February 22, 2014 and will engage in no further commitment unless deliberated by the C ounty Commission. The plans purpose was to incorporate livability, sustainability and social equity into land use and zoning with goals of reducing obesity, increasing the number of multifamily residences, and increasing the number of artists in the workplace. At its core is the idea of new urbanism, a principal that aims to create higher-density living areas with reduced auto travel by relying on mass transit and alternate means of transportation. Think Abacoa or even New York City. S ome of the ideas sound beneficial at first, but many, including Ma rk Gotz of AC4PR, believe otherwise. What Mr. Gotz saw we re government programs like Housing and Urban De velopment and the Department of Tr ansportation that are staffed by unelected officials stepping in to call the shots in local development using taxpayer money. He said the plan had too many gaps as it hadnt conducted any economic analysis and didnt seem to have any concrete plans for achieving its goals. He described the plan as incomplete and even unnecessary as the county has had a comprehensive land use plan of their own for decades. He referred to the possibility of the plan being implemented by such MARTIN COUNTYV ol. 12, No. 30 Your Local News and Information Source www.HometownNewsOL.com Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 780497 Many free, legit sites that will not hurt your computer may have tricky ads, so click with care CO MPUTE THISA6 CLICK CAREFULLY INDEXClassifiedB7 Crossword B5 Gardening B5 Out & AboutB1 P olice Report A5 Viewpoint A6Sailfish Splash W aterpark launches online ticketing The Martin County Parks and Recreation Department has successfully launched a new online ticketing website for Sailfish Splash W aterpark. The website will make it easier for patrons to purchase both season and day passes and avoid admission window lines. In addition, the system makes it simple for charities and businesses to use Waterpark passes as a tool for fundraising, incentives, customer satisfaction, and perks. C ustomers can order online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and to celebrate the successful launch, the website features a "Holiday Special" on season passes found at the following web address: https://www.sailfishsplash.c om/public/pricing/online_ti ckets/promotions/index.cfm.Raccoon tests positive for rabiesA raccoon that bit an adult male has tested positive for rabies. The incident occurred on Dec. 15 on a private ranch off Kanner H ighway between Stuart and Indiantown. The victim is receiving post exposure r abies treatment. This is the third case of r abies in Martin County this y ear. Ra bies is a virus that is transmitted from the bite or scratch of a rabid animal. Any mammal can get rabies. The most common carriers of rabies are raccoons, skunks, bats, foxes and coyotes. Domestic mammals can also get rabies. Cats areNeed to know LETS WELCOME 2014 Danielle Pintagro, 5, of Stuart, takes her turn on the big slide.Sevin Bullwinkle staff photographer13th annual carnival brings fun for all File photoSarah Heard, Martin County commissioner, Greg Bennett, president and CEO at Dynamic Precision Group, and Governor Rick Scott and at ribbon cutting ceremony for TurboCombustor Technologys expansion in Stuart in March of 2 013. A conversation about suicide prevention MARTIN COUNTY There are support groups for breast cancer survivors and those who struggle with addiction, walks and r uns for heart disease and diabetes, but a topic no one really wants to discuss is suicide. U ntil now. T ykes and Teens, a Martin County organization that operates under the premise that mental health matters every day and serves children and their families, is opening up about the subject in a one-day community conversation about suicide. Pr ompted by recent area suicides and staggering statistics that state suicide is the third leading cause of death among 15-24y ear-olds, Tykes and Teens wanted to host the event in hopes of being part of the solution. Da r cy Flierl, director of prevention at Tykes and T eens, was disturbed at the lack of preventative programs and decided something needed to happen that could help build a stronger community. This is important, Ms. F lierl said. Theres a stigma about suicide, she explained, and people dont like to talk about it. Thats something she wants to change. T wo conversations will be held at the Blake Library on Jan. 9, one in the morning for professionals and one in the evening for the general public. T eachers, psychologists, mental health professionals, school district employees, even bartenders and barbers are invited to register for the earlier workshop where professionals like Jeffrey S hearer, executive director of Tykes and Teens, will present myths, statistics, r isks and warning signs. Ms. Flierl said many people in these professions probably dont realize what a crucial part in prevention they play. If these people are trained to re ad the signs and symptoms they might be able to extend some hope. A ccording to her, its going to be a pretty thorough workshop for profesLooking back at 2013 There have been many headlines across Martin County over the past year. Here are a few that have made an impact on the area.Lagoon protestsAs many as 6,000 concerned r esidents gathered at Phipps Pa rk in Stuart Aug. 3 to stand up for their local waterways and protest the contaminated water being dumped into the S t. Lucie River despite the r ain. Be fore the march, attendees listened to brief presentations by organizers Evan Miller and Clint Starling and Mark Perry of the Florida Oceanographic S ociety meant to educate as to why the river is in the condition it is. To xic algae is spreading, manatees, oysters and pelicans are dying, and signs have been posted by the county banning swimming, all because of polluted water being dumped by the locks and discharged from Lake O keechobee. This was one of many protests across the area over the past several months.T eacher negotiationsThe Martin County School D istrict and the Martin County E ducation Association r eached an impasse in negotiations but hoped to resolve their differences as quickly as possible for the good of the By Alisha McDarrisF or Hometown News See 2 013, A2The annual Willie E. Gary Kidz Carnival was held at Memorial Park in Stuart on Tuesday, Dec. 17. Children from the Treasure Coast enjoyed presents, rides and plenty of fun.By Alisha McDarrisF or Hometown News See PLA N, A4By Alisha McDarrisF or Hometown News See SUICIDE, A3 See KNOW, A6 The year in photosF eatured throughout the paper are some of the memorable photographs taken by Sevin Bullwinkle in 2013. WEEKEND WEATHERFriday: Mostly cloudy; high: 72; low: 54; high tide: 3:19 a.m.; low tide: 9:16 a.m. Saturday: Par tly cloudy, chance of storms; high: 70; low: 48; high tide: 4:22 a.m.; low tide: 10:17 a.m. Sunday: Mostly cloudy; high: 72; low: 54; high tide: 5:22 a.m.; low tide: 11:14 a.m. W eather courtesy of www.weather.com Students sending hundreds of items to soldiers as thanks SENDING ST OCKINGSB4 Y es, We Do Deliver! Y es, We Do Deliver! Call Now to sign up for your FREESubscription!Call 866-913-6397 to sign up or at: subscriptions@HometownNewsOL.com 775326

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Residents can give gift of sight to family, neighborsEast Florida Eye Institute urges Martin County residents to give the gift of sight this season by recommending seniors they know to EyeCa re America to see if theyre eligible for a free eye exam. Ey eCare America is a public service program of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology that strives to provide access to medical eye care. They help connect seniors over the age of 65 to local ophthalmologists who will provide free eye exams if they qualify. Dr Ronald Frenkel at East F lorida Eye Institute is one of those ophthalmologists. As a volunteer ophthalmologist, he will waive co-payments, accepting Medicare or other insurance reimbursement as payment in full and offer care at no charge to those without insurance. The last thing he wants is to see elderly residents on fixed incomes neglect their eye health because they cant afford it. As one of the 412 EyeCare America volunteers in Florida he proudly offers his services to help diagnose conditions like diabetic retinopathy that if remain untreated can lead to blindness. Hes helping to provide access to eye health care for seniors in his community who would otherwise suffer in silence. M y favorite thing about our partnership with EyeCare America is that it provides local medically underserved seniors and those at increased risk for eye disease access to the quality care that they need. Taking care of our neighbors is a priority. He knows that sometimes all that is needed to preserve sight is a simple eye exam and he urges residents to take part. This holiday season, no one should have to agonize ov er healthcare services they cannot afford, Dr. Frenkel said I urge readers to go online to find out if their loved ones qualify for a free eye exam from the national program EyeCare America. C onnecting friends and family members with an eye exam may be the most lasting gift y ou can give: the Gift of Sigh t! Those over 65 who dont have medical coverage for eye exams, and havent seen an Ey eMD for more than three y ears or are at an increased r isk for glaucoma and havent had an eye exam for at least 12 months qualify for a free exam and can call East Florida Eye Institute in Stuart at (772) 287-9000 for an appointment.By Alisha McDarrisF or Hometown Newsteachers. The groups engaged in six sessions to negotiate salary issues, contract language and new state statutes and what it will mean for teachers pay. I ncluded in the discussions are the 3.35 million dollars Governor Scott allotted to Mar tin County teachers and how those funds will be distributed. Also being discussed is the change in Florida state law from an experiencebased salary schedule to performance based pay for educators.Protecting the lagoonF or 20 years, ever since the EPA put standards in place dictating where the ru noff from Lake Okeechobee could be routed, the 156-mile Indian River Lagoon has been suffering. Dolphins are dying, oysters are disappearing and entire underwater ecosystems are disintegrating and residents just cant take it anymore. T wo billion gallons of discharges a day from the lake include pollutants like fertilizer, waste, and other chemicals and are being diverted from their natural southern flow directly into the Indian River Lagoon. Local marine life is suffering the consequences. B lack muck lines the ri verbeds, detrimental algae is taking over, vital sea grasses are vanishing, and a delicate ecosystem that relies on the complete health of the waterways is fading, a significant problem for the most diverse ecosystem in North America.Congressman reflects on first yearF or U.S. Congressman F riday, December 27, 2013 A2 Martin CountyHometown News FREE SHOP AT HOME OR VISIT OUR SHOWROOMV erticals PlusF amily owned and operated since 1989 2201 S.E.Indian ST.,Stuart Open Mon.-Fri.9-4772-221-0627 CUSTOM MADE BLINDS 10% OFFAny Order Over $500Must present coupon when ordering.Exp.12-31-13 Shutters Cellular & Pleated Shades Faux Wood & Wood Blinds Quality Verticals Woven Wood Mini Blinds & More Workroom on Premiseswww.verticals-plus.com 086404 086405LOSE BELLY FAT THE EASY WAYThree years in Business 1000 Clients Served Accredited Grade + A Non-Surgical, Non Invasive, No Down TimeThe Only Side Effects Are SmilesT une into WSTU 1450 Am ev ery Tue 9a-10a Stuart Laser T alk Radio Hosted by:Dr. T red Rissacher Lie on your back &listen to music Lose 3-9 inches effortlessly in 9 sessions or 3 weeks OUR CONSULTATION IS FREEIt will include:ONLY 15 SPOTS ARE AVAILABLE!20% OFF DISCOUNT A meeting with one of our Lipo Laser Consultants You will see actual pictures and results of over 50 clients An informative DVD A question and answer period Estimate of how may sessions and cost will be explained If necessary 0% finance options will be discussedFDA Cleared in 2009 for Pain and Inflammation. 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sionals. The evening session will be geared more toward parents and residents. J ackie Rosen, executive director of Florida Initiative for Suicide Prevention, who has had first-hand experience with losing a loved one to suicide, will share her story and open up a dialog for the community to talk and learn together. I m sure the evening will be much more emotional, Ms. Flierl said. It s a topic that hits close to home in Martin County and Ms. Flierl hopes that adults of all ages and professions and parents with children of all ages should attend whether or not they believe their children are at r isk. S uicide is everyones r esponsibility, not just mental health professionals, Ms. Flierl said. The event, which is made possible by the Childrens Se r vices Council, will take place at the Blake Library in Stuart. The session for professionals, Suicide: Prevention, intervention and postvention, will run from 10 a.m. 1 p.m. The community conversation that is open to the public runs from 6-8 p.m. The events are free to attend, but registration is r equired and can be completed at www.tykesandteens.org. www.HometownNewsOL.com F riday, December 27, 2013 Martin County A3 Women, Men & Childrens Full Hair Salon Spa Nail Services Full Body Waxing Customized Skin Care We Accept Most Competitors Coupons 50% OFF All Hair Services New Clients Only Expires 01/10/14 $25 00 Manicure/Pedicure with Tina, Nicole or Jessica Expires 01/10/14 21 33 SE Federal Hwy Stuart (located in the Pei Wei Plaza) 772-223-5533 $50 00 Gel Mani with Pedi Expires 01/10/14 086420 086203927 NE JensenBeach Blvd. 772.334.2151Monday Friday 10am 5pm www.jewelrydesignstudio.net Pr oviding All OfYour Af te r Christmas Jewelry Needs 780482 085953901 SEMonterey Commons Blvd., Stuart, Florida 34996 772-283-3414 Neurology Associatesof the Treasure Coast Hal M. Tobias,M.D. CHCQM, FAIHQ, CIME Board Certified in Neurology and Pain MedicineWhen your primary care physician has referred you to a Neurologist, can you really afford to wait upwards of 8-12 weeks to be seen? We don't think so either at Neurology Associates of The Treasure Coast, Dr. Hal Tobias will see you in significantly less time NOW ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS Fibromyalgia Neuropathy Overall Body Pain Balance Disorder Vertigo/Dizziness Memory LossSTILL WAITING? 086096SuicideF rom page A1 Attorney Rick Crary (middle) looks on as Chief Judge Steven J. Levin (right) swears in Congressman Patrick Murphy at the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremonies of the new office in Martin County, the historic Crary House, in downtown Stuart in February of 2013. File photo File photo Martin County Fire and Rescue firemen Chris Ester of Jensen Beach, Tony Pellegrino of Palm City, and Joe Remien collect donations at the intersection of Jensen Beach Boulevard and U.S. 1 in March of 2013. The fundraiser benefits Honor Flight of Southeast Florida and has raised nearly $200,000 since 2010. File photoExecutive director for Habitat for Humanity Margot Graff, right, gives a congratulatory hug to 013 Woman Built Home recipient family matriarch Shamika Jackson, with daughter JaNae, 5, of Indiantown at the Mr. StudFinder Charity Auction of Martin County. Gentlemen donate their talent and time at an auction to benefit Habitat For Humanity at the Lyrics Flagler Center in downtown Stuart in January. Memories of 2013

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large organizations as scary. W e have no idea who these people are, yet theyre making decisions in our lives, Mr. Gotz said. Our intent is to push back on an ov erbearing government. P ush back, they did. On De c. 17, Jerry Kychelhahn presented his researchbased views against Seven50 to the Martin County Board of County Commissioners in front of a packed house all dressed in red to show their disdain for the plan. Mr. Kychelhahn commended Martin Countys development plan and commented that the Seven50 P lan would not be sustainable and that it was pure silliness to think government could plan 50 years into the future. N ew Urbanism may be attractive to some, but not for Ma r tin County, he argued. Why put Martin County at risk by remaining in this coalition when there is no compelling reason to do so? Mr. Kychelhahn asked in his presentation. Their voices were heard and the board voted 4-1 against adopting the plan. Doug Smith was the only commissioner who voted to r emain in the plan. I t s nice to know political leaders will listen to their constituents, Mr. Gotz said. A large part of the problem with the plan, according to Mr. Gotz, was also that no one knew about it. The plan wasnt widely publicized, but its opponents managed to show up in enough force at last weeks meeting to show county commissioners where the public stands. W e re happy that our home rule will stay intact, Mr. Gotz said. M onroe, Miami-Dade, Br o ward, and Palm Beach counties have yet to vote on the plan.Local philanthropist inspiresMARTIN COUNTY There are some who want nothing more than to sit in a comfy chair by the fire smoking a pipe and reading the newspaper when they retire, but not David Smythe. No this 86-year-old philanthropist believes laughter, hobbies and a full schedule are what keeps him feeling y oung and enjoying life. So when he sold his Volvo dealership in New Jersey and moved to Martin County three years ago, he immersed himself in volunteerism and philanthropy and has loved every minute of it. What you do, it makes y ou feel good, Mr. S mythe said. I help people because its the way I am. He jokes, believing there should be laughter in everybodys heart, he paints, he plays harmonica and he enjoys an occasional round of golf with the children of Celebrities Fo re Ki ds, a nonprofit with a mission he believes in. He was thrilled to play a few weeks ago at their annual golf classic at the Bears Club in Jupiter. I t was an honor to be there, Mr. Smythe said. He s worked with and donated to many local organizations like Hibiscus H ouse, Mollys House, Tykes and Teens and Celebrities Fo re K ids, but as long as hes working with children, hes happy. I like working with the kids. I have a passion for helping children, Mr. S mythe said. He said hes worked hard all his life and doesnt want someone else having all the fun of distributing his money after hes gone. He wants to give it away himself and he enjoys doing so immensely. Y ou have to help people, Mr. Smythe said. It makes y ou feel good. It s a fulfillment he thinks everyone should experience. T ry it just once. Try giving a little away and see how good it really feels, Mr. File photo During the opening ceremony at the Stuart Air Show Air Sports Parachute Demonstration Team Member Chuck Julien jumped from 5000 feet, bringing down a 375 sq. ft. American flag at the 24th annual Stuart Air Show held at Witham Field in November of 2 013, celebrating flight, and honoring our veteran and active duty military. Proceeds from the event benefit many local charitable organizations. 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S mythe said. It s that giving attitude that makes Marlene Filer, president and co-founder of C elebrities Fore Kids, proud to know Mr. Smythe. D avid has really been an inspiration to our organization and our community. H is passion for children, for helping this community, has r eally encouraged the community to open their hearts and give, Ms. Filer said. Mr. Smythe would love to see more people involved in organizations like Celebrities Fore Kids that benefit the community they live in and that he loves. Its important, he notes, not only to open pocketbooks and donate time around the holidays, but all throughout the y ear. J ust try it, he recommends, and see if it doesnt warm your heart and put a smile on your face. P atrick Murphy its hard to believe its already been a year since he was elected. M uch of the work he has been doing has been advocating for local waterways. He was part of the Water R esources Development Act that benefitted the Everglades and has even taken a sample of polluted river water to the House floor to urge action. The Congressman has also been heavily involved in the countrys financial issues, leading the SAVE Act and helping find a way to eliminate wasteful government spending. Assisting veterans has been a priority, too, as he aims to provide them with more job opportunities. In between his trips to Washington D.C. he could frequently be found at fundraisers, Chamber luncheons and hundreds of other local events as he immersed himself in the district he represents. All of which hehas done while attempting to reduce negative partisan attitudes in Washi ngton.Loc al government shutdownThe national government shutdown has affected cities and counties across the country and Martin County was no exception. While local city and county governments and their various departments remain intact, the Hobe Sound N ational Wildlife Refuge is among the over 400 national parks including Y ellowstone and the S tatue of Liberty that is forced to close. The nearly1,000-acre park was established in 1969 and offers peaceful walks among abundant plant and animal life. The Nature Center offers education on F loridas unique envir onment through awareness programs and wildlife presentations, but all functions, including special weekend events and seasonal lectures, were ancelled. Dur ing the shutdown, the National Park Service website and all the w eb pages it incorpor ates, including the R efuge site, were down as well. www.HometownNewsOL.com F riday, December 27, 2013 Martin County A5 086415 780501 Arrests listed were made Dec 13-20Stuart Police Department Rockney Bernard Turner, 52, of 1462 N.E.Ellibeth Ave., Jensen Beach, was charged with possession of controlled substance, with possession of cannabis under 20 grams, and with loitering or prowling. Maximo Orlando Portillo, 38, of 2502 S.E.Ibis Court, Port St. Lucie, was charged with aggravated assault. Adam Joseph Digiacomo, 18, of 2759 S.W.Mill Creek Way, Stuart, was charged with possession of controlled substance, and with perjury witness/make false written declaration. Devon John-Brian Gumola, 18, of 3010 S.W.Shadow Lane, Palm City, was charged with sale of controlled substance within 1,000 feet of public/private school, with possession of cannabis under 20 grams, and with possession/use of drug paraphernalia. Joseph Tyler Bozenbury, 30, of 4362 S.W.Paley Road, Port St. Lucie, was charged with felony violation of probation.Martin County Sheriffs Office Ashlee Florence Duke, 22, of 5097 S.E.Isabelita Street, Stuart, w as charged with felony failure to appear. Idania Espinosa-Villar, 45, of 1231 S.W.Parma Ave., Port St. Lucie, was charged with grand theft property valued $300 to $5,000. Dennis Henry Fillion, 22, of 4611 S.U.S.1, Fort Pierce, was charged with felony violation of probation. Karen Jane Fredericks, 55, of 2462 S.E.Janet Street, Stuart, w as charged with felony violation of probation. Austin Phillip Maier, 24, of 4607 Marie Way, Stuart, was charged with possession of controlled substance. Rhonda Lynn Meister, 29, of 1210 Astorwood Place, Stuart, w as charged with felony violation of probation. Yanabel MonteagudoEspinosa, 23, of 1231 S.W.Parma Ave ., Port St.Lucie, was charged with grand theft property valued $300 to $5,000. Aldo Pacifici, 50, of 1455 S.W. Silver Pine Way 106 B1, Palm City, w as charged with four counts of possession of controlled substance. Vincent Paul Rizzotto, 20, of 4014 S.E.Dixie Ross Street, Stuart, was charged with criminal mischief damage $1,000 or more, and with felony violation of probation. Joshua William Rock, 19, of 5951 S.E.Mitzi Lane, Stuart, was charged with two counts of possession of controlled substance without valid prescription, with three counts of possession/sale/manufacture/deli ve ry of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of specified area, and with resisting arrest without violence. Paul Tilme, 26, of 765 Lighthouse Ave., Port St.Lucie, was charged with possession of controlled substance. Charlotte Denise Wilkins, 53, of 6567 Venetian Drive, Hypoluxo, w as charged with two counts of grand theft, and with trespass in structure or conveyance. Stephen Wright, 30, of 9343 S .E.Bethel Way, Hobe Sound, w as charged with use of or allow child to engage in a sexual perfor mance. Justin Ryan Young, 30, of 4630 S .E.Salvatori Road, Stuart, was charged with unarmed burglary of unoccupied dwelling no assault/battery, with dealing in stolen property, and with giving f alse ownership identification information to a pawnbroker. Windy Elizabeth Berryhill, 33, of 2488 S.E.Monroe Street, Stuart, was charged with two counts of possession of controlled substance. Lindalee Baumann-Deutscher, 58, of 4396 S.W.La Paloma Drive, P alm City, was charged with assault or battery on law enforcement officer/firefighter/intake officer, and with resisting arrest without violence. Lisa Marie Brown, 24, of 2825 S. W. Mustang Terrace, Stuart, was charged with possession of controlled substance, and with possession/use of drug paraphernalia. Jontavis Alexander Burgess, 32, of 112 Camelot Drive, Fort Pierce, was charged with sale/manufacture/delivery/traffic in drugs. Brian Keith Hickory, 29, of 1650 S.W.Crossing Circle, Palm City, was charged with possession of controlled substance, with possession/use of drug paraphernalia, and with failure to appear. Walter Johnson, 26, of 4601 Matanzas Ave., Fort Pierce, was charged with possession of controlled substance with intent to sell/deliver, and with possession of controlled substance. Michael Louis Shakan, 28, of 7637 S.E.Fork Drive, Stuart, was charged with possession of controlled substance and with possession/use of drug paraphernalia. Anthony Mark Baxter, 59, of 10350 S.E.Dixie Highway, Hobe Sound, was charged with two counts of dumping litter over 500 pounds commercial/hazardous w aste, and with failure to obtain required permit or comply with environmental rules. Alecia Chris Bennett, 37, of 6031 N.W.Flair Court, Port St. Lucie, was charged with grand theft, and with organized fraud scheme to defraud/obtain property, $50,000 or more. Richard Robert Bidetti, 18, of 310 Olive Ave., Port St.Lucie, was charged with attempt to solicit/conspire. Harry James Frew, 27, of 11090 S.E.Federal Highway, Hobe Sound, was charged with dealing in stolen property and with providing false ownership identification information to pawn items valued at $300 or more. Brooke Rose Haver, 33, of 8934 S.E.Lucaya Lane, Hobe Sound, was charged with felony violation of probation. Lawrence Francis McMahon, 70, of 5545 S.Kanner Highway Lot RV15, was charged with possession of controlled substance without valid prescription.Florida Highway Patrol Karen L.Barnes, 63, of 3433 S. W. Sunset Trace Circle, Palm City, was arrested Dec 18 and charged with failure to stop at scene of accident involving death/personal injury, with leaving the scene of crash involving damage to property, with two counts of driving under the influence, and with dui-property damage.Police reportEditors note: This is a list of arrests,not convictions, and all arrestees are presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty in a court of law.If you have information about a crime, c all Treasure Coast Crimestoppers at (800) 273-TIPS. 2 013F rom page A2 Sevin Bullwinkle/staff photographerThe Indiantown Boys and Girls Club performs Girl On Fire with creative movement under the instruction of Florida Arts and Dance. 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Sevin Bullwinkle/staff photographerMark DAllessio, 5, of Palm City, is not quite sure about Santa and Mrs. Claus at the grand opening celebration of Tradition Medical Center on Saturday, Dec. 7. Acouple of weeks ago we r an my article on going to www.speedtest.net to check the speed of your internet connection. Now speedtest.net has been around for a long time and they do have a solid reputation for giving unbiased r esults to people who visit the site to check their internet speed but there is one fly in the ointment that people need to watch out for advertisements. Like many sites out there that provide a free service, they make enough money to stay online by running advertisements. Surf the web for any length of time and yo u ll see them banner ads r unning across the top of the page hawking everything from Android phones on up to Zebra training (there are advertisements for everything). P eople often ask me how services like S peedTest.net can offer their service for free and most of the time they do it with ads that line the top, bottom and sides of their w ebsite. Just about every site out there from Yahoo.com to F acebook use advertisements to fund their business so the presence of ads on a website comes as no surprise to me. After a while you learn to tune them out and thats an important skill to acquire. J ust like when you watch TV y ou automatically tune out the advertisements, when y ou are surfing the web you have to learn to tune out the ads that are a constant companion. M any of the websites that r un banner ads often have many ads loaded up in a r otation. That means that each time you visit the site y ou may see a different ad then you saw the last time that you visited the site. And just as CNN may have nothing to do with a company that advertises on their channel, most websites have nothing to do with the companies that advertise on their site they just add the advertisement into their r otation and collect their money. U nfortunately there are unscrupulous advertisers out on the internet that use trickery to lure unsuspecting people into clicking their ad by disguising their ads to look like they are a legitimate part of the website that the ad is hosted on. And this is the pitfall that some readers emailed and called to complain about. Y ou see S peedTest.net does r un ads at the top, bottom and sides of their page. The complaints that I got were from readers who had visited the site and were tricked by the clever wording and design of one of the banner ads in the rotation. The ad in question used the same color background as the SpeedTest page and added a button that said something like Before y ou begin the test, click here to speed up your computer. Clicking the button whisks the unsuspecting visitor away from the SpeedTest site and then convinces the user to install some system optimization crap that has nothing to do with SpeedTest. And S peedTest.net isnt the only site that has had this form of hijacking forced upon its users. Ive seen similar ads at Do wnload.com where you go to download a particular piece of software and there are ads all over the place that say Download Now in the hopes that people will click the ad thinking that the ad is the correct button to complete their download. Its enough to drive you nuts! So what lesson can we take away from this? Well the first thing Id like to point out is that when I write a column like the one I wrote about S peedTest.net I give specific instructions. In that column I wrote go to www.speedtest.net and click the begin test button. I didnt write speedtest.com, I didnt write click the click here to speed up your computer button and I certainly did not instruct anyone to download and install anything. Its important to stay on task and if something deviates from instructions slow down for a second and look for the button that I did say to click. If you ever have any trouble following the instructions in one of my columns, stop and give me a call. My number is at the end of every column and Ill be happy to help. I know the internet can be a tricky place especially if yo u re not computer savvy. S ean McCarthy can be r eached at (888) 752-9049 or help@ComputeThisOnline.c om (no hyphens).A6 Martin County THIS WEEKS LUCKY THIS WEEKS LUCKYBUMPER STICKER VEHICLE Is this your license plate number? Go to the nearest HTNOffice to verify by noon Tuesday.GET YOUR BUMPER STICKER TODAY! STOPBY ANY OFFICEOR CALL!!! CONGRATULATIONS TOLASTWEEKS WINNEROF$100, MICHELEMEISNER OFSEBASTIAN! I My VOLUSIA CO. 386-322-5900 BREVARD CO. 321-242-1013INDIANRIVER/MARTIN/ST LUCIE CO.772-465-5656 080036WIN$100 WIN$100This W eeks Prize This W eeks Prize A visit with Santa and Mrs.Claus VIEWPOINTFRIDAY, DEC. 27, 2013 HOMETOWN NEWS WWW.HOMETOWNNEWSOL.COM Discrimination against single people?A local golf course charges a married couple $1,203 for an annual membership but they charge single people $1,792. Why are they charging them $500 more? Why do they discriminate against single people? Thats not right. L eave dogs homeI recently went to an art show and was surprised by the number of dogs present. Dogs dont know a thing about art. I didnt go there to see and hear dogs. I went to view art. I dont understand why some people feel it necessary to bring one, two and three dogs to those types of events. I have a dog, and I wouldnt bring him to an art show. Some dog owners are so inconsiderate.F acing childhood obesity I worry about the children who are overweight. I think that this attention and measurement is detrimental. It will hold children up to the ridicule of their peers. Ye s, tell the schools to have healthy choices of fruits and veggies. Yes, get rid of the vending machines. Yes, get back to two or three recesses, with one being a structured exercise class, per day. Yes, have health classes explaining the v alue of healthy eating and daily exercise. No do not measure a child's body fat and no do not send a form home to the parent to tell them their child is overw eight. Come on, use some common sense. Why hurt a child, emotionally, in a quest for social engineering? Clean up after your pupThe park walk is a dogs delight. Tr ees, birds, squirrels and you. What more could he want? How about when he does the do? Do you grab a bag and pick up the pooh before it gets on my shoe? There's more to being a good owner and my neighbor than puppy kisses, playing ball and pats on the head.Put an end to gossipIm so sorry Im stuck here with you. Im talking about the 85 percent of the population who likes to spread r umors and lies someone else made up. Ye s, people make up lies to suit their needs. It sometimes seems all people have is to talk poorly about others. J udging and gossiping is used to divide, not unite. Whenever you find (or think you find) fault in others through being self-righteous, it is often based on fear, ignorance and sometimes hatred. Before spreading gossip: 1. Wonder if its really true or something embellished. Ne ver take hearsay as truth and never pass it along. 2. How do you know if it is or isnt true? Do you know where it started? Does it seem too unreal to be true? If so, it probably is false. 3. Who started it? Was their perception and interpretation correct or something imagined? 4. If you spread lies and degrade others does this make y ou feel superior? 5. Are you already living in fear? Do parents unconsciously put fear in their children? 6. In the end, lies and gossip can ruin a whole community. Do your part and stop rumors before they start and ruin y our community or put you in fear unnecessarily. Find the truth, its easy. P lato said, Dont commit haphazard talk. Speak only the truth. If you dont really know, all you have is your imagination. So you might as well jump over the cliff. Youll be happier without judgment. Try it. Enjoy healing speech for the holidays. You are no better than anyone else. Get used to it. O therwise, start running. Anyone can make up a lie about y ou, too.Congestion is too muchIve been living in Vero Beach close to 30 years. The congestion is getting too much. Why cant something be done? There are no grocery stores on route 60 near the I-95 exit and its too crowded to get to the one near Oslo and 58th. What are those who live in the trailer parks supposed to do?Remove the homelessCity officials in Fort Pierce need to do something about the quality of life in the city. There are boarding houses off U.S. 1, and homeless people living everywhere. They are panhandling and lining the streets in downtown Fort Pierce. We need to move them near the I-95 exit. Self-centered AmericansAmericans never cease to amaze me. They are self-centered and conceited. They think they are the smartest on earth. They think they have invented everything. Everyone should have a corrupt government like us and have thieving businessmen like us. What can you expect from a polyglot nation thats made up of misfits? U nlike most industrial nations, Americans lack class and culture. We are like a herd of wild animals. We stole everything from the Indians and the Mexicans, but have claimed this land as ours. L egal aliens have it easyY ou want free health care, public schooling, and in-state tuition, welfare and driver licenses for illegal aliens all in hope of votes and what you see as loyal minions. D id it ever occur to you and some Republicans that you will all be voted out? W ake up. They already have their own people ready to step in. I know how hard you fight for felons and illegal aliens to vote, just about as hard as you try to block our brave soldiers votes. At least some felons are legal citizens. What part of illegal is so hard to understand? Crossing our borders is just the first law that is broken. I consider it invading a sovereign country. Driving and holding a license is a privilege. I know a few people that have been jailed for losing this privilege. What about the issue of identity theft and giving out false social security numbers? Again, American citizens are jailed for this crime. My daughters could not cross lines to attend public schools, y et illegal aliens are welcomed with open arms. My children could not travel to an out of state school and expect to get in-state tuition, yet we give them to illegal aliens not to mention every form of public aid and top priority for scholarships. There is absolutely no respect for this country. Now, the M exican flag is flown over ours. They have the right to be patriotic to a country they fled, in our homeland; yet, we have to fight to be patriotic in our own country. Enough is enough; Id move my family to Mexico when it finally empties out, but guess what, you can never become a full citizen there. Funny, their southern border is protected by the military. Got something to say? Call the Hometown Rants & Raves line at (772) 465-5504or e-mail newsfp@hometownnewsol.com. C allers are asked to refrain from making slanderous statements.Statements of fact will be checked for accuracy. Be careful of the advertisement trap COMP UTE T HISSE AN MCCARTHY Published weekly by Hometown News, L.C., 50 59 Tu rnpike Feeder Road, Ft. Pierce, FL 34951 Copyright 2013, Hometown News, L.C.Phone (772) 465-5656 Fax (772) 465-5301Classified (800) 823-0466 Rants & Raves (866) 465-5504Circulation Inquiries 1 -866-913-6397 circulation@hometownnewsol.comMARTINV oted # 1 Community Newspaper in America in 2005, 2006, 2007. One of the top 3 in America every year since 2003. Lee Mooty . . . . . . .General Manager/CFO V ernon D.Smith . . . . .Managing Partner Robin Bevilacqua . . . .Human Resources Kathy Young . . . . . .Major/Natl. Accounts Manager Amanda Tucker . . . . .Major/Natl. Accounts Consultant Jeffrey A. Mayer . . . . .Sales Manager Christina Franco . . . . .Advertising Consultant Leigh Hitz . . . . . . .Advertising Consultant Annette Robbins . . . .Advertising Consultant Mercedes Lee-Paquette .Production Manager Rita Zeblin . . . . . . .Classified Paginator Charlie Serrano . . . . .Graphic Artist P atricia Snyder . . . . . .Director Classified AdvertisingAnna Snyder-Vasquez . . .Senior Account Manager Carol Deprey-Zelenak . . .Classified Consultant Heather Donaldson . . . .Classified Consultant Dolan Hoggatt . . . . . . .Circulation Manager Kim Jenks . . . . . . . . .District Circulation Manager Anna-Marie Menhenott . . .Editorial Coordinator Sevin Bullwinkle . . . . . .Staff Photographer Amanda Tucker . . . . . .Office Manager/ Community Relations the most frequently reported rabid domestic animal in the United States. W ays to prevent rabies: M ake sure your pets are up to date with their rabies vaccinations. Do not feed or handle wild animals. If you see an animal acting strangely, call Martin County Animal Control at 772-463-3211. If you get bitten by an animal, wash the wound with soap and water for a least 5 minutes and see a doctor. Do not touch dead animals. Use gloves to remove and dispose of the animal properly. F or more information, log on to: www.cdc.gov/rabies or http://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-andconditions/rabies/index.htmlKnowF rom page A1

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Earl Stewart is the owner and general manager of Earl Ste wart Toyota in North Palm B each.The dealership is located at 1215 N.Federal H ighway in Lake Park. Contact him at www.earlstewarttoyota.com, call (561) 358-1474,fax (561) 658-0746 or email earl@estoyota.com.Iwas surprised to read an article on the front page of todays New York Times, headlined, More Retailers S ee Haggling as a Price of Doing Business. The story goes on to say that many retailers who always sold their products and services at fixed prices, now are haggling with their customers. Some examples of companies going to haggling are Best Buy, Home Depot, Lowes, Nordstroms and B loomingdales! Up until now, the only businesses that wont give you a firm price are car dealers. This is one of the biggest r easons that that the car buying experience is ranked as worse than that of buying any other product. You know what Im talking about. If you ask most car dealers for a price, whether its by phone, email, or in person, you cant get a firm price until youre willing to sign on the dotted line. The car dealers wont give you their lowest price before you commit to buy because they dont want to allow you the privilege to shop and compare their price with their competition. The car salesman tells you, I f youre going to shop for a lower price, go ahead, but then come back with your best price and Ill beat it. Of course, the car salesmen at the competing dealerships tell you the same thing and yo u re trapped in an endless loop! Finally, exhausted and frustrated, you succumb to the next car salesman you see, paying the higher price because nobody will give their best price unless you agree to buy right then. The reason I was surprised to see stores like Bloomingdales and Best Buy regressing to haggling over prices is that I thought car dealers were simply an anachronism, having failed to see the light of modern marketing. H aggling was commonplace in the 19th and earlier parts of the 20th century. Its still common in third world countries. But, over the last century consumers have become for more educated, sophisticated and demanding. As important as the evolution of the consumer has been the explosion of the internet. The brain of the consumer was exponentially augmented with the birth of the Internet in the latter half of the 20th century. With a few keystrokes, todays consumer can find the best price on virtually any product or service she wants to purchase. Not only can you find the best price but you can compare the quality and r eliability of competing products and the integrity and r eputation of those companies selling those products and services. Its been said that the sum total of human knowledge doubles every 10 years. But up until recently, that knowledge wasnt instantly available to us. T oday, you can Google anything you want to know within seconds or minutes. This may explain why Ho me Depot, Nordstroms, B loomingdales, and other modern retailers are beginning to haggle. They know that you can walk into their stores, pick out a sink or a dress that you would like to buy, and find a lower price on y our iPhone. Most of these stores dont advertise that they will do this, but if you ask to speak to a manager, they will reduce their price to meet or beat the lower price you found on Amazon.com or elsewhere. The Internet is the greatest thing thats happened to the consumer in the history of the world. If you dont shop on the Internet for everything y ou wish to buy, youre missing the boat. www.HometownNewsOL.com F riday, December 27, 2013 Martin County A7 Corporate Events Karaoke Parties (all types) Weddings & Moreprovides a variety of disc jockey (DJ)/entertainment products and services for gatherings of all types and sizes to customers from South Florida to Central Florida. 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Amazon.com is, by far, the leader in Internet general r etailing and TrueCar.com is the leader in automobile internet retailing. This trend is growing very fast and I predict that in the not too distant future you will buy virtually all of your products and services on the internet. P hysical stores as we know them today will become showrooms because people still like to see, touch, smell and try out or drive a product before they buy it. In my opinion, the stores like Bloomingdales that are r egressing to haggling are making a huge mistake. Over a year ago, I made the decision to give my customers the lowest price on all of my new and used cars r ather than requiring them to negotiate to get the best price. In r etrospect, it was one of the best marketing moves I ever made. My sales and profits are soaring. Even though my prices are lower now, my volume has more than offset the smaller profits I make on each car. The reason my volume is soaring is because most car buyers dont like to haggle. They consider it time consumer and demeaning. T odays sophisticated consumer doesnt have the time or the patience to play the car dealers games. O ther car dealers ask me, B ut dont your customers take your best price and show it to your competitor to see if they can get a lower price? I answer them, Of course they do! This is the way products are supposed to be bought and sold. The consumer should be entitled to find the best price for everything they buy. Sometimes my price is not the lowest and the consumer buys from my competition. This is the way its supposed to be in a free marketplace. I try to make sure my price is lower than my competition but it isnt always. But, I get to talk to a lot more potential buyers than my competitors. The reason for this is that Im the only car dealer in the market that will give prospective customers the lowest price on any car without a lot of time consuming haggling and game playing. A customer can get my lowest price by phone, email, text, or face to face. I gain far more customers because of this than I lose because my competition offers a lower price. I also have customers who return and buy from me simply because they like the way I do business even though my price is a few dollars higher. This happens a lot when they find out that the price the other dealer offered that seemed lower really wasnt when they were surprised with extra charges like dealer fees and dealer installed accessories. So my advice to all of the r etailers that are regressing to haggling is DONT DO IT! Sh ow y our customers the r espect of giving them your lowest price and allowing them their right to shop and compare your price with your competition. Also, show your customers that you havent told you will haggle, a little courtesy by not offering their more savvy friends and neighbors a lower price. Sevin Bullwinkle/staff photographerF rom left, Fire Fighter EMT Ben Laird, with eleven year old Sam Hayden as he shows his certificate and medal to his parents Leigh Hayden and Barry Greene of Hobe Sound, with Fire Chief Joseph Ferrara. Above: Sam Hayden receives a Distinguished Service Medal from Martin County Fire Chief Joseph V. F errara. Martin County Fire and Rescue and the Martin County Sheriffs department recognized the heroic act of a Murray Middle School sixth grader whose quick response saved the life of a fellow student. Sam Hayden performed the heimlich maneuver, saving his classmate from choking in the lunch room on Oct. 4. In recognition of saving the life of another. The Martin County Fire Chief presented the 11 year old with a Distinguished Service Award while the Sheriff presented him with a Certificate of Life Saving Award. Sevin Bullwinkle/staff photographer F riday, December 27, 2013 A8 Martin CountyHometown News Monday-Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (772) 288-70042226 SE Federal Hwy Stuart Next to Big Lotswww.bnailsspa.com 086413 HAIRCUT Restrictions ApplyExpires 1/13/14PEDICURE EXPIRES 1/13/14$20$12 Manicures Pedicures Acrylic Nails Pink &White Gel Nails Healthy Nails W axing Eyelash Extensions Facials Permanent Makeup Hair Massage IndividualRoomsforPartieswithaFREEBottleofChampagneOnly Spa in Martin County to Offer FREE Pedicure Bowl Liners for State-of-the-Art Cleanliness 0864174 Skinny Lucy Lucy Fowler4336 SWBimini Circle P alm City, FL 34990561-758-4962 www.4skinnylucy.com Costopoulos &Helton P.A. CPAs Michael L. 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Ballet to perform Sleeping BeautyFORT PIERCE Sleeping Beauty, performed by The State Ballet Theatre of Russia from the city of Ufa, hometown of one of the most legendary dancers of the 20th century, Ru dolf Nureyev, brings the worlds most beloved ballet to the Sunrise Theatre on Friday, Jan. 10 at 8 p.m. This is a dance lovers dream come true an evening devoted to one of Tchaikovskys finest jewels, his Sleeping Beauty. Princess Aurora must entrust her future to a rescuing prince when shes sent into a slumber by the vengeful Carabosse. Sleeping B eauty comes alive amidst a lavish set complete with magical effects and courtly splendor, while upholding the grand, national tradition of R ussian ballet featuring 60 distinguished dancers. Dont miss this timeless fairytale comes to life, complete with magnificent music, r omantic fantasy and incomparable beauty in motion. The Sunrise Theatre for the Performing Arts is an intimate venue, offering the best entertainment and state-of-the-art sound on the Treasure Coast. The Sunrise Theatre presents a diverse schedule of national touring Broadway shows, musical and comedy acts, ballet and opera companies with full orchestras, country stars and classic rock icons. The State Ballet Theatre of Russias S leeping Beauty tickets are priced at $55 and $45 for adults and $20 for ages 12 and under. The Sunrise Theatre is located at 117 South Second Street,Fort Pierce, F lorida.For tickets and membership information,call the Box Office at (772) 461-4775 or online at www.Sunr iseTheatre.com.F or Hometown News NewsFP@hometownnewsol.comMollys House plans polo eventMARTIN COUNTY D ig the portable grill out of the garage, don your finest feathered hat, and join friends and neighbors at Port Mayaca Polo Club on Feb. 1 for Mollys H ouses fourth annual polo charity event. The Stuart nonprofit that offers affordable, temporary accommodations for patients and their families receiving medical care on the Treasure Coast is inviting everyone to their biggest fundraiser of the year and the only event of its kind in the area. There will be polo, tailgating, classic cars, food and drink and even a dressage performance before the match. There will be tours of Port Mayaca Polo Club via hayride, a kids area, even a polo clinic for those unfamiliar with the game. Of course there will also be the traditional stomping of the divots at halftime and the ladies are encouraged to wear their most splendid hats, the Stuart residents Ariyonia Stanberry, 9, and Emily Malina, 8, choose a gift at the annual Kidz Carnival, held at Memorial Park in Stuart on Dec. 17.Sevin Bullwinkle staff photographer Sevin Bullwinkle/staff photographerF our-year-old Avianna Askins of Stuart has her face painted at the annual Kidz Carnival, held at Memorial P ark in Stuart on Dec. 17. Martin County 086318 086220 086212SERVING LUNCH & DINNER SEVEN DAYS A WEEK SERVING LUNCH & DINNER SEVEN DAYS A WEEK1401 NE Indian RIver Drive J ensen Beach772-781-5136MIDWAYBETWEENJENSENBCH.CAUSEWAY& EASTOCEANBLVD.Dolphin Bar TH ROUGH JAN. 3 One Day Fun Day Camp: Held only on certain dates: Dec. 27, Dec. 30, and Jan. 2-3. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Childrens Museum of the T reasure Coast, 1707 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. Not sure what to do with the children during their winter holidays? Drop them off at the museum for their Fun One Day camps. Holiday themes, camp activities and museum exploration time. Full day and half day camp options available. Registration required. Call the museum at (772) 2257575 for more information.SAT URDAY, DEC. 28 T he Pure Led Zeppelin Experience at the Lyric T heatre, 59 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. Presented by Artists for Multiple Sclerosis. 8 p.m. Ti ckets are $22. F or more information, call the box office at (772) 286-7827.SUNDAY, DEC. 29 Christmas Bird Count: T he Hobe Sound Nature Center seeks volunteers to participate in the annual bird count at Jonathan Dickinson State Park. Experienced and amateur birders are all welcomed, with assignments available from Juno Beach to Hobe Sound. Any commitment of time is appreciated. T his count is a part of the National Audubon Societys Christmas Bird Count, which began over a century ago and is held throughout the western hemisphere. To volunteer, contact the Hobe Sound Nature Center at (772) 546-2067 or visit www.hobesoundnaturecenter.com. Jack Hannas Into the W ild Live, presented by Animal Emergency & Referral Center, at Sunrise Theatre, 117 S. Second Street, Fort Pierce. 3 p.m. Adult tickets start at $29; childrens tickets are $20. For more information, call (772) 461-4775 or visit www.sunrisetheatre.com.J AN. 1 JAN. 31 Bird's Eye View photogSee OUT, B2ARIES March 21/April 20Aries, enjoy some welldeserved time off. Life has taken on a hectic pace of late, but some much-needed time to rest, relax and recharge has finally arrived.TA URUS April 21/May 21T aurus, hidden feelings come to the surface, and this will prove a pleasant surprise. Let things play out this week, and you will get some peace.GEMINI May 22/June 21Gemini, your friends are up to something and they want it to remain a surprise. Keep your distance, and don't let your curiosity get the better of you.CA NCE R June 22/July 22A temporary situation at work may alter your plans for a few days, Cancer. But don't let changes stop you from scheduling some down time with your friends.LEO July 23/Aug. 23Leo, think things through before swinging into action. Run your ideas by someone close, and consider all of your options. This will ensure you make the best decision.VIRGO Aug. 24/Sept. 22Y our confidence about the future is a byproduct of the past, Virgo. You have learned from past mistakes and are ready to forge ahead and turn your hard work into results.LIBRA Sept. 23/Oct. 23Libra, now is the time to address some relationship issues that you have been avoiding. Deal with them in a straightforward way, and you will be glad you did.SCORPI O Oct. 24/Nov. 22A demanding schedule makes it impossible for you to be bored this week, ScorW eek of 12-27-2013See SCOPES, B2 Mar tin CountyEntertainmentDining &SECTION B WWW.HOMETOWNNEWSOL.COM FRIDAY, DEC. 27, 2013 Carnival fun and holiday cheer By Alisha McDarrisF or Hometown News See POLO, B2Out &about

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best of which will be recognized at the end of the day. S pectators will also have the chance to get their picture taken with players and their horses or purchase a shirt, poster or polo ball to be signed by the competitors. I t s my favorite event, said Emily J ensen, marketing and public relations specialist for Mollys House. Theres a lot to do, a lot going on and a lot of happy people. The match featuring world-class teams starts at noon, but the gates open at 10 a.m. to admit individuals and vehicles into the tailgate area. Thats where spectators will watch the match and can enjoy food from vendors or their own coolers. Premium tailgate parking will also be available, offering more space, free bottles of champagne and unrestricted views of the field. VIP tickets are also available for those who would prefer to enjoy their polo from beneath a private tent with free food and drink. F or those who dont feel like driving out to Okeechobee for the event, a shuttle from Stuart is also available. It takes off from Wells Fargo on E. Ocean Blvd. in Stuart at 9 a.m. and will leave the polo club at the close of the event at 3 p .m. Last year the event raised $13,000 for M ollys House and this year theyre optimistic that theyll raise even more. W e re hoping to raise maybe $20,000, Ms. Jensen said. A dmission starts at $10 for individuals or $25 per carload of people, VIP admission is $75 per person, and premium tailgate spots, of which there are only 15, are $150 per carload. The shuttle from Stuart to the club costs $5. I t s a terrific way to spend the afternoon, Ms. Jensen said. F or tickets,call (772) 223-6659 or visit www.MHPoloCharityEvent.Eventbrite. com. To enter your vehicle in the car show, v olunteer or sponsor the event,contact E mily Jensen at ejensen@mollyshouse.org.raphy contest: Hosted by Audubon of Martin County. Open to photographers of all ages and skill levels, with categories including birds, wilderness landscapes, flora & fauna, cell phone photography, and student entries. Entry fees are $10 per entry for Audubon Chapter members and students; $15 per entry for all others. Entries may be submitted through Jan. 31 at www.birdhero.com. THUR SDA Y, JAN. 2 Guided Hike at Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge: Held each Thursday at 9:30 a.m., beginning Jan. 2 and running through March 27. Explore the banks of the Indian River Lagoon and walk through a coastal hammock to the sand pine scrub, home of native wildlife. Meet in the exhibit hall at the Hobe Sound Nature Center. No reservations required to attend. F or more information, call (772) 5462067 or visit hobesoundnaturecenter.com. Clapping Monkeys Improvicon: 7 -9 p.m. on the first Thursday each month, at Lyric s Flagler Center, 201 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. Live improvised comedy show loaded with audience participation and interaction. Almost anything can happen in this script-free show, modeled after popular TV shows Whose Line is it Anyway and Improvaganza. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door; students with ID are $10. Call (772) 286-7827 for more information or visit www.lyrictheatre.com. First Thursday gallery nights, 5-8 p.m. at Martin County galleries, October through April. For a list of participating galleries, visit www.MartinArts.org.FRIDAY, JAN. 3 Movie Night: 6-9:30 p.m., Childrens Museum of the T reasure Coast, 1707 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. Parents can drop kids off at the museum for a night of pizza, drinks, popcorn, a movie, and time to explore the museum. $10 for members; $12 for non-members. Space is limited, so register early to secure a spot. Call the museum at (772) 225-7575 to register. F ocus on Foreign Film Series: 2 p.m., Peter & Julie Cummings Library, 2551 S.W. Matheson Ave., Palm City. For more information, call (772) 221-1403 or visit www.library.martin.fl.us. An Evening with Neil Sedaka at Sunrise Theatre, 117 S. Second Street, Fort Pierce. 8 p.m. Tickets start at $59. F or more information, call (772) 461-4775 or visit www.sunrisetheatre.com.SAT URDAY, JAN. 4 New Year Celebration: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Childrens Museum of the Treasure Coast, 1707 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. Ring in the New Y ear with a countdown and ball drop, followed by family fun. Call the museum at (772) 225-7575 for more information.SUNDA YSINJANUARY Sunday Morning Beach W alks: 8:30-10 a.m., Jan. 5, Childrens Museum celebrates 2014 JENSEN BEACH The Childrens Museum of the Tr easure Coast is ringing in 2014 with their New Y ears Celebration on Saturday, Jan. 4, from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. J ump into the brand new year in the bounce houses, get the creative juices flowing with fun arts and crafts, and bring y our dancing shoes as the bottom of the Spanish G alleon Ship is turned into a glow-in-the-dark dance party. Refreshments will also be available. The New Years Celebration is always a hit with the kids and parents. We even have our own ball drop, said Olivia Labrador, the museums education director. A dmission is $3 per person, and free for museum members and children age one and under. The Childrens Museum of the Treasure Coast is located in the heart of I ndian Riverside Park in J ensen Beach, and is open seven days a week. They are a nonprofit organization that opened its doors in August of 2008 and have hands-on exhibits for children to explore, learn, and play through interactive activities, exhibits, and imagination. F or more information call (772) 225-7575 or visit www.ChildrensMuseumTC.org. pio. However, if you desire a little time to decompress, you can fit it into your schedule.SAG ITTARIUS Nov. 23/Dec. 21Sagittarius, while you may be anxious about the future, make sure you enjoy the here and now and not wish the present away too soon. New friends come into your life.CAPRI CO RN Dec. 22/Jan. 20Capricorn, react swiftly to stressful situations, but do so with a clear head and conscience. Once a situation has been resolved, take some time to recharge your batteries.AQ UARIUS Jan. 21/Feb. 18Aquarius, do your best to hold up your end of a bargain with a loved one. If you are struggling, simply ask for more time or help to ensure that everyone comes out a winner.PIS CE S Feb. 19/March 20Pisces, your foremost priority is to further your position at work. Rely on your strong work ethic and attention to detail. F riday, December 27, 2013 B2 Martin CountyHometown News DOWNTOWNSTUART Lessons &Guided Tours Available 255 SW Joan Jefferson Way 772-475-6761Hourly Daily W eekly www.stuartscoot.com Delivery Available086403This Season give the gift of family fun &experience Stuart like youve never seen before...on A SCOOTER TOURBEACH TOURSSNORKEL TOURS Bicycle and Scooter RentalsGift Certificates make great gifts Scooter Museum Tour and Lunch Elliot Museum &House of Refuge 780498 086218 V oted Best Home Cooking and Best Breakfast Jans Place Restaurant1990 N.E. JensenBeach Blvd. JensenBeach, FL 34957 772-334-9590 www.jansplacerestaurants.com086229 BOOK YOUR NEW YEARS EVE DINNER NOW!RESERVATIONS REQUIRED AT THE STEAKHOUSE IN PORT ST. LUCIE CALL 772-878-6555for more info Bob, Jan, Dave, Matt, Kate and Michael ... Would like to thank our guest for a wonderful year! Jans customers are truly The Best and we look forward to serving you in 2014.Have a Happy New Year! 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1 2, 19, and 26. Take a guided walk on the Stuart beachfront with Florida Oceanographics education staff and volunteers to learn about beach dynamics, biology and oceanography. Stuart Beach, 889 N.E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart. To RSVP, call (772) 225-0505 or visit FloridaOcean.org.SUNDAY, JAN. 5 Academy Orchestra presents Francesco Attesti at the Lyric Theatre, 59 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. 7 p.m. T ickets are $30. F or more information, call the box office at (772) 286-7827. 'Brian Stokes Mitchell: Simply Broadway:' The Broadway, television and film star will present a special 90minute concert at 8 p.m. at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre to showcase his newest album and benefit the Maltz Theatre and The Actors Fund. Tickets begin at $50. F or more information, call the box office at (561) 575-2223 or visit www.jupitertheatre.org. TU ESDAY, JAN. 7 McCoo & Davis at the Lyric T heatre, 59 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. Shows at 6 p.m., 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $48. F or more information, call the box office at (772) 286-7827.WEDN ESDAY, JAN. 8 Dance Your Pants Off at the Lyric Theatre, 59 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. 7 p.m. Show features intricate ballroom dancing and music from several decades. Tickets are $40. F or more information, call the box office at (772) 286-7827. P alm City Art Associates meeting: 1 p.m., Cummings Library, 2551 S.W. Matheson A ve., Palm City. Artistic presentation for January will be Alice Laputka, The Why and How of Abstract Painting, pastels. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday each month. Public is always welcome. Donations support the organizations scholarship fund for college-bound high school art students. F or more information, email pcaanewsletter@gmail.com.THURSDAY, JAN. 9 SUNDAY, JAN. 12 The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee: Curtain Call presents the jubilant musical about a group of quirky overachievers in the spelling challenge of a lifetime. Per formances start at 8 p.m., T hursday, Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, in the Jensen Beach Performing Arts Center on the campus of Jensen Beach High School, 28 75 N.W. Goldenrod Road, Jensen Beach. Adult tickets are $25; student tickets are $15. F or tickets or more information, call (866) 811-4111 or visit www.curtaincallfl.com.FRIDAY, JAN. 10 Opening Night Master W orks, with the Atlantic Classical Orchestra: Lyric T heatre, 59 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. Two performances. Matinee begins at 4 p.m. (with pre-concert lecture at 3:10 p.m.). Twilight performance begins at 8 p.m. (with preconcert lecture at 7:10 p.m.). F or ticket information, call the A CO office at (772) 460-0850 or visit www.atlanticclassicalorchestra.com. T he Nureyev State Ballet T heatre presents The Sleeping Beauty at Sunrise T heatre, 117 S. Second Street, Fo rt Pierce. 8 p.m. Adult tickets start at $45; childrens tickets are $20. F or more information, call (772) 461-4775 or visit www.sunrisetheatre.com.FRIDAY, JAN. 10 SUNDAY, JAN. 12 Stuart Boat Show: 40th annual boat show and sale, with a vast array of boats on display on the land and in the water, plus engines, electronics and accessories from major marine manufacturers worldwide. Admission is $10, and children under age 10 are admitted for free. F or more information, visit www.allsportsproductions.net.SAT URDAY, JAN. 11 Journey Stories Music Series: The Barefoot Movement, 3 p.m., at Robert Morgade Library, 5851 S.E. www.HometownNewsOL.com F riday, December 27, 2013 Martin County B3 780499 086211 086219Expires 12/15/13307 NW North River DriveIn North River Shores,just off NWDixie Highway on the north side of the Old Drawbridgewww.thedeckstuart.comHours:Sun-Wed 11:00 am-10:00 pm Thurs-Sat 11:00am-CloseT he Harbor Inn &Marina Present A Stuart Tradition W inner of Taste of Martin Co. Best App! Happy Hour Monday Friday New! Stella Drafts $5 Kids Menu Margaritas $5 All Day!T uesdays! Seafood Dinner Special! Call Us for Live Music Schedule JOIN US FOR NEW YEARS EVE@ THE DECKCall For Details GET READY FOR BOAT SHOW JAN. 10TH/11TH/12THTickets $500 Pre-Sale Indian River State College aquaculture students, from left, Richard Young and Tiana ONeill, examine their harvested hard-clam seed after sieving and separating the larger clams in the mesh basket from the smaller clams in large pan. Photo courtesy of Indian River State College Aquaculture program offered TREASURE COAST I ndian River State College and Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute of Florida A tlantic University offer a joint program that teaches aquaculture techniques. A quaculture is the farming of aquatic animals and plants. Aquaculture products in Florida are worth about $69 million, according to the 2012 USDA and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. In F lorida, most clams consumed are grown by the shellfish farmer, also known as an aquaculturist. The aquaculturist produces about 50 percent of all the seafood consumed globally; and with consumer demand for seafood increasing, the need for aquaculturists is also increasing. Graduates of the Aquaculture program typically find jobs locally and several have started their o wn aquaculture business. Last semester, students enrolled in the Principals of M olluscan Aquaculture class planted hard-clam nursery seed, which is about the size of a small fingernail. Eight w eeks later, the class harvested and sieved the clams to separate by size. After planting, the seeded clams need approximately 12-16 months to grow large enough for the market. This Spring, three aquaculture classes will be offered at the HBOI-FAU campus in Fo rt Pierce. The three classes are: Principles of Crustacean A quaculture (FAS2150), W ater Quality, Systems and O perations (FAS2360), and A quatic Animal Health Management (FAS2252). The classes will meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Spr ing registration is now underway. F or more information about the IRSC aquaculture program contact IRSC Professor Dr.Ann McMullian at (772) 336-6211 or HBOI-FAU A ssistant Research Professor Dr.Susan Laramore at (772) 242-2525 or visit www.irsc.edu.F or Hometown News NewsFP@hometownnewsol.comOutF rom page B2 See OUT, B4

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Community Drive, Stuart. For more information, call (772) 221-1403 or visit www.library.martin.fl.us. T reasure Coast Classical Guitar Society concert: 3 p.m., Blake Library, 2351 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart. F eaturing Dr. Zachary Johnson. F ree, no tickets required. For more information on the guitar society, visit www.tccgs.org. For more information on the concert series, call (772) 221-1403 or visit www.library.martin.fl.us. Hope for the Future Gala: 6-11 p.m., Willoughby Golf Club, Stuart. House of Hope is celebrating the past and looking to the future with its first-ever gala fundraiser, to mark the agencys 30th anniversary. Guests will be encouraged to come dressed in the attire of their favorite era as they travel through time during the evenings festivities. Dinner, prize drawings and the creation of a time capsule are among the highlights. The band Private Stock will perform for guests dancing and entertainment pleasure. Reservations will be $250 per person, and sponsorships are being sought. For more information, please watch www.hohmartin.org/gala.html. T he Fabulous Hubcaps at the Lyric Theatre, 59 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. 8 p.m. T ickets are $38. F or more information, call the box office at (772) 286-7827.SAT URDAY, JA N. 11 SUNDAY, JAN. 12 Jensen Beach Fine Art & Craft Show: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Downtown Jensen Beach. Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce event. F or more details, call (772) 334-3444 or visit www.jensenbeach.biz.SUNDAY, JAN. 12 Kane Cabaret: 2 p.m., Kane Center, 900 S.E. Salerno Road, Stuart. Theme is Just for Laughs stand-up comedy byTREASURE COAST I ndian River State College Cr iminal Justice students collected hundreds of S tockings to Soldiers donations for several weeks to help support the active military serving abroad during the holidays. The concept was to provide individuals, especially those who receive nothing during the holidays, with a Christmas stocking containing a snack, a small game, toiletries, and a Christmas card with the option of providing the name and address of the person donating. The students placed collection boxes at several locations throughout South F lorida and were entirely r esponsible for collecting and organizing the items. The students also made their own generous contributions with cases of soups, noodles, crackers and other snack items. W ith the help of monetary donations, the Stockings to S oldiers items will be shipped in time for the holidays. F or more information,call (772) 462-7150 or email tcpstc-info@irsc.edu.Students send stockings to soldiers Photo courtesy of Indian River State CollegeIRSC Criminal Justice students, front row from left, Zachary Ferreira, Jordan Ortiz, Melissa Cabrera, Quinton Jannetty and Roger Hypolite Jr. Back row, from left: Andrew Matthews, Cortland Jones, Nathan Young, Jeremy Lewis, Cole Kuebler and Emmanuel Etienne, organized and collected hundreds of items for active military serving abroad during the holidays. F or Hometown News NewsFP@hometownnewsol.com Annual taste awards presented JENSEN BEACH Tony R oma's Ribs, Seafood & S teaks in Jensen Beach was awarded the 2013 T aste of Jensen "People's Choice Award." The popular Jensen B each restaurant also won B est Presentation and Best F eatured Entree. Tony R oma's Taste of Jensen menu included filet medallions and loaded mashed potatoes, baby back ribs and baked potato soap. Dolphin Bar & Shr imp House was a close second in the "People's Choice Award" voting. Last year's "People's Choice Award" went to Tin F ish Jensen Beach. Other previous winners include Dolphin Bar & Shrimp H ouse, Crawdaddy's N'awlins Grill & Bar and N ew England Fish Market & Restaurant. B est Dessert was awarded to Conchy Joe's S eafood Restaurant for their Key Lime Pie and B est Beverage went to Baja Grill & Latitudes at H utchinson Island Marr iott for their Goombay Sm ash. The event sold out for the fifth year in a row. F riday, December 27, 2013 B4 Martin CountyHometown News 08641820% OFFT otal Check3:00 pm 5:30 pm 7 Days a WeekCoupon good for one time use up to four guests. Must present original coupon. Expires 1/27/14. 18% Gratuity added to check before discount Excludes 12/31/134307 SE Bayview Street 772-287-2500pcrm.net HAPPY HOUR3-6pm 7 days a week $1 OFF ALL cocktails 086419 780493Buffet includes, Appetizers, Salads Carving station: Prime Rib Roasted Pork, Chicken Florentine, Salmon Dill, Roasted Potatoes, V eg Medley, Pasta Alfredo, Spanish Rice, Fresh Baked Rolls, Decadent Desserts. RATES BEFORE DEC 21 ST $39.95 PER PERSON $75.00 PER COUPLE FOR BUFFET, PARTY FAVORS AND CHAMPAGNE TOAST$99.00 PER PERSON INCLUDES VIP SPECIAL FILET AND LOBSTER DINNER OPEN BAR FROM 9PM-1AMRATES AFTER DEC 21ST $49.95 PER PERSON $69.99 PER COUPLE FOR BUFFET, PARTY FAVORS AND CHAMPAGNE TOAST$129.00 PER PERSON INCLUDES VIP SPECIAL FILET AND LOBSTER DINNER OPEN! BAR FROM 9PM TO 1 AM Dont Forget Our HAPPY HOUR!Monday thru SaturdayBar 11am-6pm Tables 3pm-6pmW ahoos Riverhouse915 NW Flagler Ave. Stuart.Fl772-692-2243www.Wahoosriverhouse.com Purchase our gift cards online @www.HometownNewsOL.com086221 The Nouveaux Honkies Champagne Toast Call For Directions &ReservationsCome Celebrate New Years Eve @ Wahoos! Fish are biting, but the key is figuring out where they are In spite of the weather, we had a nice week. The surf was a little strong this w eek, with three to four foot waves all week. I guess its time for that 12-foot rod and time to get into winter mode. I didnt see a lot of anglers this week, but those who came fished later in the day when the wind slowed down. B ig whiting were biting kept anglers busy all day. A few macs, some blues and even a pompano or two we re biting, but the whiting controlled the show and are excellent table fare. Anglers we re catching from north to south from every access. All it took to fill a bucket was some ice, some shrimp or clam for bait and 20minutes and the bucket was full. It was that simple. River anglers had to work a little harder to get away from the wind unless you fished the North Fork. W ith Mother Nature back in control and plenty of bait why would the fish not be there? That bridge at Port St. B oulevard had snook and drum, going south to the bay at Club Med where there we re pompano, trout a few r eds and more drum, snook and flounder. That made for a good week in the St Lucie River. H ells Gate had pompano in the deep pockets, one just had to get bait below the lady fish and yes the Spanish macs were there biting anything that moved. Wind kept most anglers in the I ndian River on the move from Middle Cove south, trout in threefour feet of water, reds were in two feet and the macs and lady fish we re everywhere. Co ves at the east ends of the causeways were busy with some quality trout, a few pompano and real nice flounder, and then the wind changed and anglers were back to square one. So it is time to take the barbs off the hooks because snook season is closed. You can fish, but not possess. P lease release them unharmed, as quickly as possible. Barbless hooks work the best. T ill next week! H enry Caimatto is the o wner of the Snook Nook Bait and Tackle shop in Jensen B each. FISHINGHENRY CAIMATTO F or Hometown News NewsFP@hometownnewsol.com OutF rom page B3 See OUT, B6

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P ete Morello, owner of the UPS Store in Stuart and Hobe Sound, is presented with a CHARACTER CO U NTS! Employee Pillar of Character Award by Holly Laiben, left, and W endie Berardi, right.Photo courtesy of Justin Beard With the holiday season underway, many of us will be hitting the local nurseries for new plants that will enhance your yard after the holidays have passed. This week, I am listing some common plant terms and what they mean. This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to plant terminology. If you have any other plant terms you would like defined in future columns, drop me a line at the e-mail address in the bottom of the article. The first area that I will cover is some of your basic plant categories. The first and most popular group of plants is called annuals. Annuals are simply defined as plants that complete their life cycle in a single growing season. The complete cycle from seed to the plant dying off is completed in one season. Some examples of annuals are impatiens, marigolds and begonias. Pe r ennial plants are another group that is very popular. Perennials are defined as plants that live for more than one growing season. There are basically two types of perennials: P lants that die off in the winter and send out new shoots in the spring and plants that live year round. P lants that live year round and grow larger each year are defined as woody perennials. Many of your most common flowering shrubs fall into this category. S ome common examples are Plumbago and Lirope. If y ou own rose bushes, a common term that will pop up is black spot. Black spot is commonly defined as a disease of the foliage of r oses that is caused by moisture. The best way to help avoid black spot is not to plant your roses in the path of your sprinklers. This will help avoid the leaves being constantly wet which is how this disease often starts. You can treat black spot by spraying with F unginex or using liquid copper. If you prefer a natural cure, try using one teaspoon per gallon and spray on the plant in early morning before the hot sun hits the plants. M ealy bugs are a common insect problem that affects many of our favorite ornamentals. Mealy bugs are defined as a scale-like plant-eating insect that is coated with a powdery, waxy secretion. These pests are very destructive and feed on the inner juices of the plant r obbing it of needed nutrition. These pests can often be controlled with Orthenex or other like insecticides. Scale is another common problem of many ornamentals and unlike the mealy bug, which has a cottony secretion; the residue on the leaves is usually of a harder consistency. Scale insects also have piercing-sucking mouthparts that allow them to use the sap of the plant as food. This can cause severe dieback in most plants that are infected. Scale can be very difficult to control and a systemic insecticide is the best choice. The pH of your soil can be an important factor as to what type of plants that you might want to place in a given location. Soil pH is defined as the amount of lime (calcium) that is contained in your soil. If y our soil pH is lower than 7 then you have acidic soil and plants such as Gardenia, Ixoria and Hibiscus will do well. If your pH is higher than 7 then you have alkaline soil, which will support other plant varieties that require a lower acid content. You can test your soil pH easily with a home test kit available at many lawn and garden centers. J oe Zelenak has more than 30 years experience in gardening and landscape. S end e-mails to hometowngarden@gmail.com or visit his website www.hometowngarden.com. Plant terms everyone can understand GARDEN NOOKJOE ZELENAK www.HometownNewsOL.com F riday, December 27, 2013 Martin County B5 086401 I I a a n n s s T T r r o o p p i i c c a a l l G G r r i i l l l l Ians Tropical Grill25%OFFENTIRE BILLNot to be combined with any other discounts or promotions. V ALID MONDAY-THURSDAY ONLY Must present ad to receive discount. Expires 1/8/14 18% Gratuity added before discounts The Only Treasure Coast Bar Specializing in Handcrafted CocktailsSERVING DINNER: MON THURS 5:30-10PM FRI-SAT 5:30-MIDNIGHTOwner/Chef Eric Grutka is the Winnerof the 2012 Palm Beach Food & Wine FestivalChef ThrowdownLocated in Stuart in the Stracuzzi Plaza2875 SE Ocean Blvd. 772.334.4563 www.ianstro p ical g rille.com Reservations Suggested 086215 Expires 1/18/14. Must present coupon at time of purchase to receive offer.May not be combined with any other offer. Only one coupon per person per visit.Valid only at location shown on this coupon.Offer not v alid on catalog or online purchases.While supplies last. 086095Answers located in Classied Section Unsung heroes of the workplace recognized for good character MARTIN COUNTY S ome people do the right thing day in and day out just because its the right thing to do. U nited Way of Martin C ountys CHARACTER C OUNTS! program believes that these unsung heroes of the workplace should be r ecognized for their good deeds and recently honored eight people with an Employee Pillar of Character Award. Du ri ng the past 11 years, CHARACTER COUNTS! has r ecognized dozens of high character people for exemplifying the Six Pillars of Character Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship. CHARACTER COUNTS! established this awards program for employees who consistently set good examples, said Holly Laiben, director of CHARA CTER COUNTS!. Many employees have strong work ethics and go above and beyond their job description on a daily basis without expecting or r eceiving adequate recognition and these awards help fill that void. This year, CHARACTER C OUNTS! received 25 nominations from the private, public, governmental and nonprofit business community. The winners were surprised at their place of work and presented with r estaurant and movie gift certificates, provided by The Firefly Group, as well as a certificate of appreciation. 201314 Employee Pillar of Character Award Winners: D aphanie Bailes, Martin C ounty Fire Rescue D eborah Banks, Warfield Elementary School Bar et Barry, Martin C ounty Board of County C ommissioners, Engineering Department J ill Borowicz, SafeSpace Cindy LaConte, Stuart Ma r tin County Chamber of Com merce K im Lucas, Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County P ete Morello, The UPS S tore, Stuart and Hobe S ound Emmanuel Philogene, H ouse of Hope O ther outstanding nominees included: Laura B akkedahl, Citrus Grove Elementary School; Keri Bu r gess, RE/MAX of Stuart; J anet Cooper, Helping People Succeed; Clyde Dulin, Ma r tin county Board of C ounty Commissioners; J erry Ezard, Martin County Fi re R escue; Elizabeth F agley, Indiantown Middle School; Kara Fountain, Cr ystal Lake Elementary School; Julie Gebhardt, S outh Fork High School; Laura Haase, Childrens Se r vices Council of Martin C ounty; Tracey Hurt, Hidden Oaks Middle School; J anet Otten, Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce; Cheri Peck, South Fork H igh School; Andrea Poli, J unior League of Martin C ounty; Judy Scott, Hidden O aks Middle School; Sarah W aite, Jensen Beach Elementary School; Suzanne W entley, Childrens Services C ouncil of Martin County; and Vincent Zanfini, Br ightway Insurance, The B arletta Agency. CHARACTER COUNTS!, a program of United Way of Ma r tin County, has been providing character-building resources, activities and programs throughout our community for 18 years as part of an on-going effort to increase public awareness of the importance of core ethical values. F or more information, visit charactercounts.net or call (772) 283-4800,Ext. 234. F or Hometown News NewsFP@hometownnewsol.com

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Phil Tag. Tickets are available in October, and are $20 for the public. F or more information, call (772) 223-7800 or visit www.kanecenter.org. Childrens Program of Opera Arias: 7 p.m., St. Marys Episcopal Church, 623 E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart. Featuring Amber Rose-Romero, Brian McNiff, PBAU Ballet, and Eileen Hebron, director. F or more information, call (772) 2873244 or visit www.StMarysStuart.org. Jensen Beach Art League Art Show: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., second Sunday of each month, November through April, in Indian RiverSide Park, 1707 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. F or more information, call (772) 692-1191. A Night of Comedy with P aula Poundstone at Sunrise T heatre, 117 S. Second Street, Fo rt Pierce. 7 p.m. Tickets start at $29. F or more information, call (772) 461-4775 or visit www.sunrisetheatre.com.MON DA Y, JAN. 13 Behind the Baton: with Stewart Robertson, artistic director and conductor of the Atlantic Classical Orchestra, for the Fielden Institute for Lifelong Learning. 9:30-11:30 a.m., Indian River State College Chastain Campus, 2 400 S.E. Salerno Road, Stuart. F or ticket information, call the ACO office at (772) 460-0850 or visit www.atlanticclassicalorchestra.com. Coastal Lecture Series: 6:30 p.m., Blake Library, Armstrong Wing, 2351 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart. F eaturing Mark Perry, executive director, Florida Oceanog raphic Society, celebrating 50 years of environmental stewardship. F or more information, call (772) 2250505 or visit FloridaOcean.org. Earl Turners Box of 45s at the Lyric Theatre, 59 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. 7 p.m. T ickets are $38. F or more information, call the box office at (772) 286-7827.TUESDAY, JAN. 14 T he National Touring Company of Godspell at Sunrise Theatre, 117 S. Second Street, Fort Pierce. 7 p.m. T ickets start at $50. F or more information, call (772) 4614775 or visit www.sunrisetheatre.com.WEDNESDAY, JAN. 15 T he Machine at the Lyric T heatre, 59 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. 8 p.m. Tickets are $42. F or more information, call the b ox office at (772) 286-7827. An Evening with Garrison K eillor at Sunrise Theatre, 117 S. Second Street, Fort Pierce. 7 p.m. Tickets start at $49. For more information, call (772) 461-4775 or visit www.sunrisetheatre.com.WEDNESDAYS, J AN. 15 MARCH 19 W orld War II series with Captain Carl Keske: Battle 3 60, Complete Season One. Shown Wednesdays at 10 a.m. between Jan. 15 and March 1 9, at the Blake Library, 2351 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart. For more information, call (772) 221-1403 or visit www.library.martin.fl.us.THURSDAY, JAN. 16 'Playground: the film:' T he Junior League of Martin County is hosting a free public screening of this full-length documentary about the child sex trade in America, from 6-9 p.m. at the Indian River State College Wolf Technology Center. Often thought to be an issue occurring only in developing countries, the film exposes the sexual exploitation of children in America. Libby Spears investigation traces the epidemic to its disparate roots including the way children are educated about sex, and the problem of raising awareness about a crime that inherently cannot be shown. The documentary was executive produced by George Clooney, Grant Heslov, and Steven Soderbergh, and punctuated with moving animation by Japanese pop artist Yoshitomo Nara. To learn more about the documentary Playground, visithttp://campaign13.org/playg round-the-film/. Only 250 seats are available. Preregister for free tickets at Eventbrite.com (exact link: http://goo.gl/TLqGie). THURSDAY, JAN. 16 FRIDAY, J AN. 17 T he Best of Broadway featuring the Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber at the L yric Theatre, 59 S.W. Flagler A ve., Stuart. Show on Jan. 16 is at 7 p.m.; two shows on Jan. 17 at 4 p.m. and at 7 p.m. T ickets are $45. F or more information, call the box office at (772) 286-7827.THURSDAY, JAN. 16 MONDAY, JAN. 20 Cacheapalooza 8: Jonathan Dickinson State Park, 1 6450 S.E. Federal Highway, Hobe Sound. Runs 8 a.m. til 8 p.m. each day. Five days of geocaching, a form of treasure-hunting, in the park, plus presentations. More than 200 newly loggable geocaches hiding in this 11,500-acre park. F or more information, call (772) 546-2771 or visit www.cacheapalooza.org.F RID A Y, JAN. 17 Chris MacDonalds Memories of Elvis Rockin Birthday Bash at Sunrise Th eatre, 117 S. Second Street, Fo rt Pierce. 8 p.m. Tickets start at $25. F or more information, call (772) 461-4775 or visit www.sunrisetheatre.com.SA TURDAY, JAN. 18 Pup-arazzi: 10 a.m. to noon, Treasure Coast Hospice, 1201 S.E. Indian Street, Stuart. Benefit for the Treasure Coast Hospice Pet Peace of Mind Program. F or more information, call (772) 403-4594. Chamber Music Series: Beethoven and Schubert Strings, featuring the Atlantic Classical Orchestra musicians. 11 a.m., Blake Library, 2351 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart. F ree admission. F or more information, visit www.atlanticclassicalorchestra.com. Nina Kotova & Angel Romero at the Lyric Theatre, 59 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. 7 p.m. Tickets are $45. F or more information, call the box office at (772) 286-7827. Bird ID Tour 4: 8 a.m. to noon, Lakeside Stormwater T reatment Area on Rt. 15B. Driving tour to see Floridas shore birds and migratory species. Participants must stay in the convoy and respect the birding leader. $5 donation to Audubon of Martin County. Call (772) 905-2473 or email lakesidetours@audubonmartincounty.orgSUNDA Y, JAN. 19 T he National Touring Company of Rock of Ages at Sunrise Theatre, 117 S. Second Street, Fort Pierce. 7 p.m. T ickets start at $45. F or more information, call (772) 4614775 or visit www.sunrisetheatre.com. For our full list of events, please visit myhometownnews.net click calendar. By now we have all opened those gifts and found either gold or coal. Today one of the most popular gifts is a simple gift card. This allows you to use the funds on the card for whatever you want, unless its for a specific store or r estaurant. So y our conundrum may be deciding which golf clubs y ou want to spend that money on. Are todays clubs worth the investment? One of the fortunate perks of my job is being able to test and r eview the latest in golf equipment technology. My bag usually has an extra club or three, or an extra sleeve of new balls to try out and then r eport my findings back to the manufacturer. M any of my golf buddies get to try the clubs as I need input from more than just one person. The question I find myself asked most often by my fellow golfers is Does the technology really change that much from year to year to warrant me spending money on new clubs? It s a good question. When most of us are watching every nickel and dime, spending a few hundred dollars on that new driver or even more on new irons may be difficult to justify. Especially if your spouse or partner doesnt play golf. W ith the size limits on drivers set at a maximum of 460cc, manufacturers have taken to putting as much technology as possible into that space. They now use exotic materials and move w eight around to put it to better use. They have also made it so that we can make adjustments ourselves to our drivers. We can set the loft, open or close the face, and more. Dr ivers no longer have grooves on the face. They have etching that resembles grooves. This allows the face to be made thinner, with less chance of breakage. The thinner face is livelier, producing more ball speed and the weight savings allows designers to put that w eight in places where it will help you hit the ball straighter. The result is a driver that is easier to hit farther and straighter than those from a few years ago. The biggest leaps in clubs have come in the manufacturing process. Companies use CNC milling to make the faces of irons perfectly flat. They use lasers to cut the grooves to NASA-like precision. W ith todays technology, its possible to build irons with multiple materials instead of just steel. Titanium has a 42 percent lighter density than steel, while tungsten is twice as heavy. U sing these materials allows designers to move weight to places that help optimize the center of gravity on the club. The lower and deeper they can place the COG, the higher and straighter the ball launches. T odays irons are all stronglofted. The loft of your new pitching wedge may be closer to what you had in y our 9 or 8-iron years back. How ever, by using different materials in the head and moving the COG, they keep the same trajectory of the old iron, but with greater distance. Imagine a ball coming off the face of your 8iron with the same high trajectory, but with 6-iron speed. You get a shot that drops softly, while traveling farther. C asting processes have come a long way, too. C ompanies have the ability to cast faces less than two millimeters thick. Designers then use that weight savings to increase perimeter w eighting, improving forgiveness. M ost important is that the ability to cast this technology and design improves mass production and lowers costs, giving us a more affordable club with state-of-the-art technology. At one time all forged clubs we re muscle-backs with little forgiveness, making them difficult for recreational golfers to play and enjoy. W ith CNC milling machines and lasers, designers can now carve portions from the forged heads giving them the same perimeter weighting once found only in cast clubs. C omputer simulators also play a role in measuring the drag forces of a design as it goes through the grass. This allows designers to adjust the sole of the iron to optimize how it reacts when it strikes the ground and then adjust their design to make the club more efficient for its target audience. We all want feel in our clubs. It usually tells us how w ell or poorly we struck a shot. Designers are now able to measure the sound waves emitted by a club as it strikes a ball at various points on the face. Engineers then design and implement dampening inserts and stiffening ribs to make the club sound and feel better. We v e come a long way in terms of how well and how advanced we build golf equipment. If you have a few holiday bucks to spend on equipment, rest assured that it will be a good investment. J ames Stammer has been an avid golfer and golf enthusiast for nearly 40 years. He hosts the Thursday Night G olf Show on WSTU 1450AM.Contact him at stammergolf@yahoo.com. Spending a gift card on new clubs? Here are some tips GOLFJAMES STAM MER F riday, December 27, 2013 B6 Martin County Hometown News NEED GLASS?We Offer Glass Replacement...Rock Chip Repair Windshields Door Glass Heavy Equipment Motor Homes Boats And More!!!We Come To You!!FREE Windshield Replacement with full coverage insurance 2201 SE Indian Street E-2, Stuart, FL 34997 772-286-9111 www.affordableglass.us086400AFFORDABLE WINDSHIELDS GLASS & MIRRORSPLUS 780491 MAXxS Shaving Room A Complete Gentlemens BarbershopEst. 2013607 Colorado Ave., Stuart, FL 34994 772-221-3321New Address Same Professional Service! Bringing back the old fashion hot shave in a unique setting and concept. A place a man can call his own... and want to come back for more.Complimentary ear and clean up within 2 weeks of your last haircut. 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Seven year olds Jakayla K elly and Jaquette Scales with the Boys and Girls Club of East Stuart select a toy from the table.Sevin Bullwinkle staff photographerCounty passes on Seven50 planMARTIN COUNTY The list of counties that were originally included in the Seven50 plan is dwindling as Martin County became the third to opt out of the plan that groups like The American Coalition 4 Property Rights thought was dubious at best. I ndian River and St. Lucie County also passed on the plan that is spearheaded by the Southeast Florida R egional Partnership that included a grant for $4.25 million to enhance r egional planning in seven counties ov er 50 years. The Martin County board of commissioners voted to opt out of Se ven50 effective February 22, 2014 and will engage in no further commitment unless deliberated by the C ounty Commission. The plan's purpose was to incorporate livability, sustainability and social equity into land use and zoning with goals of reducing obesity, increasing the number of multifamily residences, and increasing the number of artists in the workplace. At its core is the idea of "new urbanism," a principal that aims to create higher-density living areas with reduced auto travel by relying on mass transit and alternate means of transportation. Think Abacoa or even New York City. S ome of the ideas sound beneficial at first, but many, including Ma rk Gotz of AC4PR, believe otherwise. What Mr. Gotz saw we re government programs like Housing and Urban De velopment and the Department of Tr ansportation that are staffed by unelected officials stepping in to call the shots in local development using taxpayer money. He said the plan had too many gaps as it hadn't conducted any economic analysis and didn't seem to have any concrete plans for achieving its goals. He described the plan as incomplete and even unnecessary as the county has had a comprehensive land use plan of their own for decades. He referred to the possibility of the plan being implemented by such MARTIN COUNTY V ol. 12, No. 30 Your Local News and Information Source www.HometownNewsOL.com Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 780497 Many free, legit sites that will not hurt your computer may have tricky ads, so click with care CO MP UTE THISA6 CL ICK CAREFULLY IN DEXClassifiedB7 Crossword B5 Gardening B5 Out & AboutB1 P olice Report A5 V iewpoint A6Sailfish Splash W aterpark launches online ticketing The Martin County Parks and Recreation Department has successfully launched a new online ticketing website for Sailfish Splash W aterpark. The website will make it easier for patrons to purchase both season and day passes and avoid admission window lines. In addition, the system makes it simple for charities and businesses to use Waterpark passes as a tool for fundraising, incentives, customer satisfaction, and perks. C ustomers can order online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and to celebrate the successful launch, the website features a "Holiday Special" on season passes found at the following web address: https://www.sailfishsplash.c om/public/pricing/online_ti ckets/promotions/index.cfm.Raccoon tests positive for rabiesA raccoon that bit an adult male has tested positive for rabies. The incident occurred on Dec. 15 on a private ranch off Kanner H ighway between Stuart and Indiantown. The victim is receiving post exposure r abies treatment. This is the third case of r abies in Martin County this y ear. Ra bies is a virus that is transmitted from the bite or scratch of a rabid animal. Any mammal can get rabies. The most common carriers of rabies are raccoons, skunks, bats, foxes and coyotes. Domestic mammals can also get rabies. Cats areNeed to know LET'S WELCOME 2014 Danielle Pintagro, 5, of Stuart, takes her turn on the big slide.Sevin Bullwinkle staff photographer13th annual carnival brings fun for all File photoSarah Heard, Martin County commissioner, Greg Bennett, president and CEO at Dynamic Precision Group, and Governor Rick Scott and at ribbon cutting ceremony for TurboCombustor Technology's expansion in Stuart in March of 2 01 3. A conversation about suicide prevention MARTIN COUNTY There are support groups for breast cancer survivors and those who struggle with addiction, walks and r uns for heart disease and diabetes, but a topic no one really wants to discuss is suicide. U ntil now. T ykes and Teens, a Martin County organization that operates under the premise that mental health matters every day and serves children and their families, is opening up about the subject in a one-day community conversation about suicide. Pr ompted by recent area suicides and staggering statistics that state suicide is the third leading cause of death among 15-24y ear-olds, Tykes and Teens wanted to host the event in hopes of being part of the solution. Da r cy Flierl, director of prevention at Tykes and T eens, was disturbed at the lack of preventative programs and decided something needed to happen that could help build a stronger community. This is important," Ms. F lierl said. There's a stigma about suicide, she explained, and people don't like to talk about it. That's something she wants to change. T wo conversations will be held at the Blake Library on Jan. 9, one in the morning for professionals and one in the evening for the general public. T eachers, psychologists, mental health professionals, school district employees, even bartenders and barbers are invited to register for the earlier workshop where professionals like Jeffrey S hearer, executive director of Tykes and Teens, will present myths, statistics, r isks and warning signs. Ms. Flierl said many people in these professions "probably don't realize what a crucial part in prevention they play. If these people are trained to re ad the signs and symptoms they might be able to extend some hope." A ccording to her, it's going to be a pretty thorough workshop for profesLooking back at 2013 There have been many headlines across Martin County over the past year. Here are a few that have made an impact on the area.Lagoon protestsAs many as 6,000 concerned r esidents gathered at Phipps Pa rk in Stuart Aug. 3 to stand up for their local waterways and protest the contaminated water being dumped into the S t. Lucie River despite the r ain. Be fore the march, attendees listened to brief presentations by organizers Evan Miller and Clint Starling and Mark Perry of the Florida Oceanographic S ociety meant to educate as to why the river is in the condition it is. To xic algae is spreading, manatees, oysters and pelicans are dying, and signs have been posted by the county banning swimming, all because of polluted water being dumped by the locks and discharged from Lake O keechobee. This was one of many protests across the area over the past several months.T eacher negotiationsThe Martin County School D istrict and the Martin County E ducation Association r eached an impasse in negotiations but hoped to resolve their differences as quickly as possible for the good of the By Alisha McDarrisF or Hometown News See 2 013, A2The annual Willie E. Gary Kidz Carnival was held at Memorial Park in Stuart on Tuesday, Dec. 17. Children from the Treasure Coast enjoyed presents, rides and plenty of fun.By Alisha McDarrisF or Hometown News See PLA N, A4By Alisha McDarrisF or Hometown News See SUICIDE, A3 See KNOW, A6 The year in photosF eatured throughout the paper are some of the memorable photographs taken by Sevin Bullwinkle in 2013. WEEKEND WEATHERF riday: Mostly cloudy; high: 72; low: 54; high tide: 3:19 a.m.; low tide: 9:16 a.m. Saturday: Par tly cloudy, chance of storms; high: 70; low: 48; high tide: 4:22 a.m.; low tide: 10:17 a.m. Sunday: Mostly cloudy; high: 72; low: 54; high tide: 5:22 a.m.; low tide: 11:14 a.m. W eather courtesy of www.weather.com Students sending hundreds of items to soldiers as thanks SENDING ST OCKINGSB4 Y es, We Do Deliver! Y es, We Do Deliver!Call Now to sign up for your FREESubscription!Call 866-913-6397 to sign up or at: subscriptions@HometownNewsOL.com 775326

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Residents can give gift of sight to family, neighborsEast Florida Eye Institute urges Martin County residents to give the gift of sight this season by recommending seniors they know to EyeCa re America to see if they're eligible for a free eye exam. Ey eCare America is a public service program of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology that strives to provide access to medical eye care. They help connect seniors over the age of 65 to local ophthalmologists who will provide free eye exams if they qualify. Dr Ronald Frenkel at East F lorida Eye Institute is one of those ophthalmologists. As a volunteer ophthalmologist, he will waive co-payments, accepting Medicare or other insurance reimbursement as payment in full and offer care at no charge to those without insurance. The last thing he wants is to see elderly residents on fixed incomes neglect their eye health because they can't afford it. As one of the 412 EyeCare America volunteers in Florida he proudly offers his services to help diagnose conditions like diabetic retinopathy that if remain untreated can lead to blindness. He's helping to provide access to eye health care for seniors in his community who would otherwise suffer in silence. "M y favorite thing about our partnership with EyeCare America is that it provides local medically underserved seniors and those at increased risk for eye disease access to the quality care that they need. Taking care of our neighbors is a priority." He knows that sometimes all that is needed to preserve sight is a simple eye exam and he urges residents to take part. This holiday season, no one should have to agonize ov er healthcare services they cannot afford," Dr. Frenkel said "I urge readers to go online to find out if their loved ones qualify for a free eye exam from the national program EyeCare America. C onnecting friends and family members with an eye exam may be the most lasting gift y ou can give: the Gift of Sigh t!" Those over 65 who don't have medical coverage for eye exams, and haven't seen an Ey eMD for more than three y ears or are at an increased r isk for glaucoma and haven't had an eye exam for at least 12 months qualify for a free exam and can call East Florida Eye Institute in Stuart at (772) 287-9000 for an appointment.By Alisha McDarrisF or Hometown Newsteachers. The groups engaged in six sessions to negotiate salary issues, contract language and new state statutes and what it will mean for teachers' pay. I ncluded in the discussions are the 3.35 million dollars Governor Scott allotted to Ma r tin County teachers and how those funds will be distributed. Also being discussed is the change in Florida state law from an experiencebased salary schedule to performance based pay for educators.Protecting the lagoonF or 20 years, ever since the EPA put standards in place dictating where the ru noff from Lake Okeechobee could be routed, the 156-mile Indian River Lagoon has been suffering. Dolphins are dying, oysters are disappearing and entire underwater ecosystems are disintegrating and residents just can't take it anymore. T wo billion gallons of discharges a day from the lake include pollutants like fertilizer, waste, and other chemicals and are being diverted from their natural southern flow directly into the Indian River Lagoon. Local marine life is suffering the consequences. B lack muck lines the ri verbeds, detrimental algae is taking over, vital sea grasses are vanishing, and a delicate ecosystem that relies on the complete health of the waterways is fading, a significant problem for the most diverse ecosystem in North America.Congressman reflects on first yearF or U.S. Congressman F riday, December 27, 2013 A2 Martin CountyHometown News FREE SHOP AT HOME OR VISIT OUR SHOWROOMV erticals PlusF amily owned and operated since 1989 2201 S.E.Indian ST.,Stuart € Open Mon.-Fri.9-4772-221-0627 CUSTOM MADE BLINDS 10% OFFAny Order Over $500Must present coupon when ordering.Exp.12-31-13€ Shutters € Cellular & Pleated Shades € Faux Wood & Wood Blinds € Quality Verticals€ Woven Wood € Mini Blinds & More € Workroom on Premiseswww.verticals-plus.com 086404 086405LOSE BELLY FAT THE EASY WAYThree years in Business 1000 Clients Served Accredited Grade + A Non-Surgical, Non Invasive, No Down TimeThe Only Side Effects Are SmilesT une into WSTU 1450 Am ev ery Tue 9a-10a Stuart Laser T alk Radio Hosted by:Dr. T red Rissacher Lie on your back &listen to music Lose 3-9 inches effortlessly in 9 sessions or 3 weeks OUR CONSULTATION IS FREEIt will include:ONLY 15 SPOTS ARE AVAILABLE!20% OFF DISCOUNT€ A meeting with one of our Lipo Laser Consultants € You will see actual pictures and results of over 50 clients € An informative DVD € A question and answer period € Estimate of how may sessions and cost will be explained € If necessary 0% finance options will be discussedFDA Cleared in 2009 for Pain and Inflammation. 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sionals. The evening session will be geared more toward parents and residents. J ackie Rosen, executive director of Florida Initiative for Suicide Prevention, who has had first-hand experience with losing a loved one to suicide, will share her story and open up a dialog for the community to talk and learn together. "I 'm sure the evening will be much more emotional," Ms. Flierl said. It 's a topic that hits close to home in Martin County and Ms. Flierl hopes that adults of all ages and professions and parents with children of all ages should attend whether or not they believe their children are at r isk. "S uicide is everyone's r esponsibility, not just mental health professionals," Ms. Flierl said. The event, which is made possible by the Children's Se r vices Council, will take place at the Blake Library in Stuart. The session for professionals, "Suicide: Prevention, intervention and postvention," will run from 10 a.m. 1 p.m. The community conversation that is open to the public runs from 6-8 p.m. The events are free to attend, but registration is r equired and can be completed at www.tykesandteens.org. www.HometownNewsOL.com F riday, December 27, 2013 Martin County A3 € Women, Men & Childrens € Full Hair Salon € Spa Nail Services € Full Body Waxing € Customized Skin Care We Accept Most Competitors Coupons 50% OFF 50% OFF All Hair Services All Hair Services New Clients Only Expires 01/10/14 Expires 01/10/14 $25 $25 00 00 M anicure/Pedicure M anicure/Pedicure with Tina, Nicole or Jessica Expires 01/10/14 Expires 01/10/14 21 33 SE Federal Hwy € Stuart (located in the Pei Wei Plaza) € 772-223-5533 $50 $50 00 00 G el Mani Gel M ani with Pedi Expires 01/10/14 Expires 01/10/14 086420 086203927 NE JensenBeach Blvd.€ 772.334.2151Monday Friday 10am 5pm www.jewelrydesignstudio.net Pr oviding All OfYour Af te r Christmas Jewelry Needs 780482 085953901 SEMonterey Commons Blvd., Stuart, Florida 34996772-283-3414Neurology Associatesof the Treasure Coast Hal M. Tobias,M.D. CHCQM, FAIHQ, CIME Board Certified in Neurology and Pain MedicineWhen your primary care physician has referred you to a Neurologist, can you really afford to wait upwards of 8-12 weeks to be seen? We don't think so either at Neurology Associates of The Treasure Coast, Dr. Hal Tobias will see you in significantly less time NOW ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS€ Fibromyalgia €Neuropathy € Overall Body Pain €Balance Disorder € Vertigo/Dizziness €Memory LossSTILL WAITING? 086096 SuicideF rom page A1 Attorney Rick Crary (middle) looks on as Chief Judge Steven J. Levin (right) swears in Congressman Patrick Murphy at the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremonies of the new office in Martin County, the historic Crary House,' in downtown Stuart in February of 2013. File photo File photo Martin County Fire and Rescue firemen Chris Ester of Jensen Beach, Tony Pellegrino of Palm City, and Joe Remien collect donations at the intersection of Jensen Beach Boulevard and U.S. 1 in March of 2013. The fundraiser benefits Honor Flight of Southeast Florida and has raised nearly $200,000 since 2010. File photoExecutive director for Habitat for Humanity Margot Graff, right, gives a congratulatory hug to 2013 Woman Built Home' recipient family matriarch Shamika Jackson, with daughter Ja'Nae, 5, of Indiantown at the Mr. StudFinder' Charity Auction of Martin County. Gentlemen donate their talent and time at an auction to benefit Habitat For Humanity at the Lyrics Flagler Center in downtown Stuart in January. Memories of 2013

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large organizations as scary." "W e have no idea who these people are, yet they're making decisions in our lives," Mr. Gotz said. "Our intent is to push back on an ov erbearing government." P ush back, they did. On De c. 17, Jerry Kychelhahn presented his researchbased views against Seven50 to the Martin County Board of County Commissioners in front of a packed house all dressed in red to show their disdain for the plan. Mr. Kychelhahn commended Martin County's development plan and commented that the Seven50 P lan would not be sustainable and that it was "pure silliness" to think government could plan 50 years into the future. N ew Urbanism may be attractive to some, but not for Ma r tin County, he argued. Why put Martin County at risk by remaining in this coalition when there is no compelling reason to do so?" Mr. Kychelhahn asked in his presentation. Their voices were heard and the board voted 4-1 against adopting the plan. Doug Smith was the only commissioner who voted to r emain in the plan. "I t' s nice to know political leaders will listen to their constituents," Mr. Gotz said. A large part of the problem with the plan, according to Mr. Gotz, was also that no one knew about it. The plan wasn't widely publicized, but its opponents managed to show up in enough force at last week's meeting to show county commissioners where the public stands. "W e' re happy that our home rule will stay intact," Mr. Gotz said. M onroe, Miami-Dade, Br o ward, and Palm Beach counties have yet to vote on the plan.Local philanthropist inspiresMARTIN COUNTY There are some who want nothing more than to sit in a comfy chair by the fire smoking a pipe and reading the newspaper when they retire, but not David Smythe. No this 86-year-old philanthropist believes laughter, hobbies and a full schedule are what keeps him feeling y oung and enjoying life. So when he sold his Volvo dealership in New Jersey and moved to Martin County three years ago, he immersed himself in volunteerism and philanthropy and has loved every minute of it. What you do, it makes y ou feel good," Mr. S mythe said. "I help people because it's the way I am." He jokes, believing there should be laughter in everybody's heart, he paints, he plays harmonica and he enjoys an occasional round of golf with the children of Celebrities Fo re Ki ds, a nonprofit with a mission he believes in. He was thrilled to play a few weeks ago at their annual golf classic at the Bear's Club in Jupiter. "I t was an honor to be there," Mr. Smythe said. He 's worked with and donated to many local organizations like Hibiscus H ouse, Molly's House, Tykes and Teens and Celebrities Fo re K ids, but as long as he's working with children, he's happy. "I like working with the kids. I have a passion for helping children," Mr. S mythe said. He said he's worked hard all his life and doesn't want someone else having all the fun of distributing his money after he's gone. He wants to give it away himself and he enjoys doing so immensely. "Y ou have to help people," Mr. Smythe said. "It makes y ou feel good." It 's a fulfillment he thinks everyone should experience. "T ry it just once. Try giving a little away and see how good it really feels," Mr. File photo During the opening ceremony at the Stuart Air Show Air Sports Parachute Demonstration Team Member Chuck Julien jumped from 5000 feet, bringing down a 375 sq. ft. American flag at the 24th annual Stuart Air Show held at Witham Field in November of 2 01 3, celebrating flight, and honoring our veteran and active duty military. Proceeds from the event benefit many local charitable organizations. 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S mythe said. It 's that giving attitude that makes Marlene Filer, president and co-founder of C elebrities Fore Kids, proud to know Mr. Smythe. "D avid has really been an inspiration to our organization and our community. H is passion for children, for helping this community, has r eally encouraged the community to open their hearts and give," Ms. Filer said. Mr. Smythe would love to see more people involved in organizations like Celebrities Fore Kids that benefit the community they live in and that he loves. It's important, he notes, not only to open pocketbooks and donate time around the holidays, but all throughout the y ear. J ust try it, he recommends, and see if it doesn't warm your heart and put a smile on your face. P atrick Murphy it's hard to believe it's already been a year since he was elected. M uch of the work he has been doing has been advocating for local waterways. He was part of the Water R esources Development Act that benefitted the Everglades and has even taken a sample of polluted river water to the House floor to urge action. The Congressman has also been heavily involved in the country's financial issues, leading the SAVE Act and helping find a way to eliminate wasteful government spending. Assisting veterans has been a priority, too, as he aims to provide them with more job opportunities. In between his trips to Washington D.C. he could frequently be found at fundraisers, Chamber luncheons and hundreds of other local events as he immersed himself in the district he represents. All of which hehas done while attempting to reduce negative partisan attitudes in Washi ngton.Loc al government shutdownThe national government shutdown has affected cities and counties across the country and Martin County was no exception. While local city and county governments and their various departments remain intact, the Hobe Sound N ational Wildlife Refuge is among the over 400 national parks including Y ellowstone and the S tatue of Liberty that is forced to close. The nearly1,000-acre park was established in 1969 and offers peaceful walks among abundant plant and animal life. The Nature Center offers education on F lorida's unique envir onment through awareness programs and wildlife presentations, but all functions, including special weekend events and seasonal lectures, were ancelled. Du r ing the shutdown, the National Park Service website and all the w eb pages it incorpor ates, including the R efuge site, were down as well. www.HometownNewsOL.com F riday, December 27, 2013 Martin County A5 086415 780501 Arrests listed were made Dec 13-20Stuart Police Department Rockney Bernard Turner, 52, of 1462 N.E.Ellibeth Ave., Jensen Beach, was charged with possession of controlled substance, with possession of cannabis under 20 gr ams, and with loitering or prowling. Maximo Orlando Portillo, 38, of 2502 S.E.Ibis Court, Port St. Lucie, was charged with aggravated assault. Adam Joseph Digiacomo, 18, of 2759 S.W.Mill Creek Way, Stuart, was charged with possession of controlled substance, and with perjury witness/make false written declaration. Devon John-Brian Gumola, 18, of 3010 S.W.Shadow Lane, Palm City, was charged with sale of controlled substance within 1,000 feet of public/private school, with possession of cannabis under 20 gr ams, and with possession/use of drug paraphernalia. Joseph Tyler Bozenbury, 30, of 4362 S.W.Paley Road, Port St. Lucie, was charged with felony violation of probation.Martin County Sheriff's Office Ashlee Florence Duke, 22, of 5097 S.E.Isabelita Street, Stuart, w as charged with felony failure to appear. Idania Espinosa-Villar, 45, of 1231 S.W.Parma Ave., Port St. Lucie, was charged with grand theft property valued $300 to $5,000. Dennis Henry Fillion, 22, of 4611 S.U.S.1, Fort Pierce, was charged with felony violation of probation. Karen Jane Fredericks, 55, of 2462 S.E.Janet Street, Stuart, w as charged with felony violation of probation. Austin Phillip Maier, 24, of 4607 Marie Way, Stuart, was charged with possession of controlled substance. Rhonda Lynn Meister, 29, of 1210 Astorwood Place, Stuart, w as charged with felony violation of probation. Yanabel MonteagudoEspinosa, 23, of 1231 S.W.Parma Av e ., Port St.Lucie, was charged with grand theft property valued $300 to $5,000. Aldo Pacifici, 50, of 1455 S.W. Silver Pine Way 106 B1, Palm City, w as charged with four counts of possession of controlled substance. Vincent Paul Rizzotto, 20, of 4014 S.E.Dixie Ross Street, Stuart, was charged with criminal mischief damage $1,000 or more, and with felony violation of probation. Joshua William Rock, 19, of 5951 S.E.Mitzi Lane, Stuart, was charged with two counts of possession of controlled substance without valid prescription, with three counts of possession/sale/manufacture/deli ve ry of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of specified area, and with resisting arrest without violence. Paul Tilme, 26, of 765 Lighthouse Ave., Port St.Lucie, was charged with possession of controlled substance. Charlotte Denise Wilkins, 53, of 6567 Venetian Drive, Hypoluxo, w as charged with two counts of gr and theft, and with trespass in structure or conveyance. Stephen Wright, 30, of 9343 S .E.Bethel Way, Hobe Sound, w as charged with use of or allow child to engage in a sexual perfo r mance. Justin Ryan Young, 30, of 4630 S .E.Salvatori Road, Stuart, was charged with unarmed burglary of unoccupied dwelling no assault/battery, with dealing in stolen property, and with giving f alse ownership identification information to a pawnbroker. Windy Elizabeth Berryhill, 33, of 2488 S.E.Monroe Street, Stuart, was charged with two counts of possession of controlled substance. Lindalee Baumann-Deutscher, 58, of 4396 S.W.La Paloma Drive, P alm City, was charged with assault or battery on law enforcement officer/firefighter/intake officer, and with resisting arrest without violence. Lisa Marie Brown, 24, of 2825 S. W. Mustang Terrace, Stuart, was charged with possession of controlled substance, and with possession/use of drug paraphernalia. Jontavis Alexander Burgess, 32, of 112 Camelot Drive, Fort Pierce, was charged with sale/manufacture/delivery/traffic in drugs. Brian Keith Hickory, 29, of 1650 S.W.Crossing Circle, Palm City, was charged with possession of controlled substance, with possession/use of drug paraphernalia, and with failure to appear. Walter Johnson, 26, of 4601 Matanzas Ave., Fort Pierce, was charged with possession of controlled substance with intent to sell/deliver, and with possession of controlled substance. Michael Louis Shakan, 28, of 7637 S.E.Fork Drive, Stuart, was charged with possession of controlled substance and with possession/use of drug paraphernalia. Anthony Mark Baxter, 59, of 10350 S.E.Dixie Highway, Hobe Sound, was charged with two counts of dumping litter over 500 pounds commercial/hazardous w aste, and with failure to obtain required permit or comply with environmental rules. Alecia Chris Bennett, 37, of 6031 N.W.Flair Court, Port St. Lucie, was charged with grand theft, and with organized fraud scheme to defraud/obtain property, $50,000 or more. Richard Robert Bidetti, 18, of 310 Olive Ave., Port St.Lucie, was charged with attempt to solicit/conspire. Harry James Frew, 27, of 1 1090 S.E.Federal Highway, Hobe Sound, was charged with dealing in stolen property and with providing false ownership identification information to pawn items valued at $300 or more. Brooke Rose Haver, 33, of 8934 S.E.Lucaya Lane, Hobe Sound, was charged with felony violation of probation. Lawrence Francis McMahon, 70, of 5545 S.Kanner Highway Lot RV15, was charged with possession of controlled substance without valid prescription.Florida Highway Patrol Karen L.Barnes, 63, of 3433 S. W. Sunset Trace Circle, Palm City, was arrested Dec 18 and charged with failure to stop at scene of accident involving death/personal injury, with leaving the scene of crash involving damage to property, with two counts of driving under the influence, and with dui-property damage.Police reportEditor's note: This is a list of arrests,not convictions, and all arrestees are presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty in a court of law.If you have information about a crime, c all Treasure Coast Crimestoppers at (800) 273-TIPS. 2 013F rom page A2 Sevin Bullwinkle /staff photographerThe Indiantown Boys and Girls Club performs Girl On Fire' with creative movement under the instruction of Florida Arts and Dance. The 2013 End Of The Year Night with the Stars, Boys and Girls Clubs of Martin County was held at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Palm City.LocalF rom page A4 End of year party

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Sevin Bullwinkle /staff photographerMark D'Allessio, 5, of Palm City, is not quite sure about Santa and Mrs. Claus at the grand opening celebration of Tradition Medical Center on Saturday, Dec. 7. Acouple of weeks ago we r an my article on going to www.speedtest.net to check the speed of your internet connection. Now speedtest.net has been around for a long time and they do have a solid reputation for giving unbiased r esults to people who visit the site to check their internet speed but there is one fly in the ointment that people need to watch out for advertisements. Like many sites out there that provide a free service, they make enough money to stay online by running advertisements. Surf the web for any length of time and yo u' ll see them banner ads r unning across the top of the page hawking everything from Android phones on up to Zebra training (there are advertisements for everything). P eople often ask me how services like S peedTest.net can offer their service for free and most of the time they do it with ads that line the top, bottom and sides of their w ebsite. Just about every site out there from Yahoo.com to F acebook use advertisements to fund their business so the presence of ads on a website comes as no surprise to me. After a while you learn to tune them out and that's an important skill to acquire. J ust like when you watch TV y ou automatically tune out the advertisements, when y ou are surfing the web you have to learn to tune out the ads that are a constant companion. M any of the websites that r un banner ads often have many ads loaded up in a r otation. That means that each time you visit the site y ou may see a different ad then you saw the last time that you visited the site. And just as CNN may have nothing to do with a company that advertises on their channel, most websites have nothing to do with the companies that advertise on their site they just add the advertisement into their r otation and collect their money. U nfortunately there are unscrupulous advertisers out on the internet that use trickery to lure unsuspecting people into clicking their ad by disguising their ads to look like they are a legitimate part of the website that the ad is hosted on. And this is the pitfall that some readers emailed and called to complain about. Y ou see S peedTest.net does r un ads at the top, bottom and sides of their page. The complaints that I got were from readers who had visited the site and were tricked by the clever wording and design of one of the banner ads in the rotation. The ad in question used the same color background as the SpeedTest page and added a button that said something like "Before y ou begin the test, click here to speed up your computer." Clicking the button whisks the unsuspecting visitor away from the SpeedTest site and then convinces the user to install some system optimization crap that has nothing to do with SpeedTest. And S peedTest.net isn't the only site that has had this form of hijacking forced upon its users. I've seen similar ads at Do wnload.com where you go to download a particular piece of software and there are ads all over the place that say "Download Now" in the hopes that people will click the ad thinking that the ad is the correct button to complete their download. It's enough to drive you nuts! So what lesson can we take away from this? Well the first thing I'd like to point out is that when I write a column like the one I wrote about S peedTest.net I give specific instructions. In that column I wrote "go to www.speedtest.net and click the begin test' button." I didn't write speedtest.com, I didn't write "click the click here to speed up your computer' button" and I certainly did not instruct anyone to download and install anything. It's important to stay on task and if something deviates from instructions slow down for a second and look for the button that I did say to click. If y ou ever have any trouble following the instructions in one of my columns, stop and give me a call. My number is at the end of every column and I'll be happy to help. I know the internet can be a tricky place especially if yo u' re not computer savvy. S ean McCarthy can be r eached at (888) 752-9049 or help@ComputeThisOnline.c om (no hyphens).A6 Martin County THIS WEEKS LUCKY THIS WEEKS LUCKYBUMPER STICKER VEHICLE Is this your license plate number? Go to the nearest HTNOffice to verify by noon Tuesday.GET YOUR BUMPER STICKER TODAY! STOPBY ANY OFFICEOR CALL!!! CONGRATULATIONS TOLASTWEEKS WINNEROF$100, MICHELEMEISNER OFSEBASTIAN! I My VOLUSIA CO. 386-322-5900 BREVARD CO. 321-242-1013INDIANRIVER/MARTIN/ST LUCIE CO.772-465-5656 080036WIN$100 WIN$100This W eeks Prize This W eeks Prize A visit with Santa and Mrs.Claus VIEWPOINTFRIDAY, DEC. 27, 2013 HOMETOWN NEWS WWW.HOMETOWNNEWSOL.COM Discrimination against single people?A local golf course charges a married couple $1,203 for an annual membership but they charge single people $1,792. Why are they charging them $500 more? Why do they discriminate against single people? That's not right. L eave dogs homeI recently went to an art show and was surprised by the number of dogs present. Dogs don't know a thing about art. I didn't go there to see and hear dogs. I went to view art. I don't understand why some people feel it necessary to bring one, two and three dogs to those types of events. I have a dog, and I wouldn't bring him to an art show. Some dog owners are so inconsiderate.F acing childhood obesity I worry about the children who are overweight. I think that this attention and measurement is detrimental. It will hold children up to the ridicule of their peers. Ye s, tell the schools to have healthy choices of fruits and veggies. Yes, get rid of the vending machines. Yes, get back to two or three recesses, with one being a structured exercise class, per day. Yes, have health classes explaining the v alue of healthy eating and daily exercise. No do not measure a child's body fat and no do not send a form home to the parent to tell them their child is overw eight. Come on, use some common sense. Why hurt a child, emotionally, in a quest for social engineering? Clean up after your pupThe park walk is a dog's delight. Tr ees, birds, squirrels and you. What more could he want? Ho w about when he does the do? Do you grab a bag and pick up the pooh before it gets on my shoe? There's more to being a good owner and my neighbor than puppy kisses, playing ball and pats on the head.Put an end to gossipI'm so sorry I'm stuck here with you. I'm talking about the 85 percent of the population who likes to spread r umors and lies someone else made up. Ye s, people make up lies to suit their needs. It sometimes seems all people have is to talk poorly about others. J udging and gossiping is used to divide, not unite. Whenever you find (or think you find) fault in others through being self-righteous, it is often based on fear, ignorance and sometimes hatred. Before spreading gossip: 1. Wonder if it's really true or something embellished. Ne ver take hearsay as truth and never pass it along. 2. How do you know if it is or isn't true? Do you know where it started? Does it seem too unreal to be true? If so, it probably is false. 3. Who started it? Was their perception and interpretation correct or something imagined? 4. If you spread lies and degrade others does this make y ou feel superior? 5. Are you already living in fear? Do parents unconsciously put fear in their children? 6. In the end, lies and gossip can ruin a whole community. Do your part and stop rumors before they start and ruin y our community or put you in fear unnecessarily. Find the truth, it's easy. P lato said, "Don't commit haphazard talk. Speak only the truth." If y ou don't really know, all you have is your imagination. So you might as well jump over the cliff. You'll be happier without judgment. Try it. Enjoy healing speech for the holidays. You are no better than anyone else. Get used to it. O therwise, start running. Anyone can make up a lie about y ou, too.Congestion is too muchI've been living in Vero Beach close to 30 years. The congestion is getting too much. Why can't something be done? There are no grocery stores on route 60 near the I-95 exit and it's too crowded to get to the one near Oslo and 58th. What are those who live in the trailer parks supposed to do?Remove the homelessCity officials in Fort Pierce need to do something about the quality of life in the city. There are boarding houses off U.S. 1, and homeless people living everywhere. They are panhandling and lining the streets in downtown Fort Pierce. We need to move them near the I-95 exit. Self-centered AmericansAmericans never cease to amaze me. They are self-centered and conceited. They think they are the smartest on earth. They think they have invented everything. Everyone should have a corrupt government like us and have thieving businessmen like us. What can you expect from a polyglot nation that's made up of misfits? U nlike most industrial nations, Americans lack class and culture. We are like a herd of wild animals. We stole everything from the Indians and the Mexicans, but have claimed this land as ours. L egal aliens have it easyY ou want free health care, public schooling, and in-state tuition, welfare and driver licenses for illegal aliens all in hope of votes and what you see as loyal minions. D id it ever occur to you and some Republicans that you will all be voted out? W ake up. They already have their own people ready to step in. I know how hard you fight for felons and illegal aliens to vote, just about as hard as you try to block our brave soldier's votes. At least some felons are legal citizens. What part of illegal is so hard to understand? Cr ossing our borders is just the first law that is broken. I consider it invading a sovereign country. Driving and holding a license is a privilege. I know a few people that have been jailed for losing this privilege. What about the issue of identity theft and giving out false social security numbers? Again, American citizens are jailed for this crime. My daughters could not cross lines to attend public schools, y et illegal aliens are welcomed with open arms. My children could not travel to an out of state school and expect to get in-state tuition, yet we give them to illegal aliens not to mention every form of public aid and top priority for scholarships. There is absolutely no respect for this country. Now, the M exican flag is flown over ours. They have the right to be patriotic to a country they fled, in our homeland; yet, we have to fight to be patriotic in our own country. Enough is enough; I'd move my family to Mexico when it finally empties out, but guess what, you can never become a full citizen there. Funny, their southern border is protected by the military. Got something to say? Call the Hometown Rants & Raves line at (772) 465-5504or e-mail newsfp@hometownnewsol.com. C allers are asked to refrain from making slanderous statements.Statements of fact will be checked for accuracy. Be careful of the advertisement trap COMP UTE T HISSE AN MCCARTHY Published weekly by Hometown News, L.C., 50 59 Tu rnpike Feeder Road, Ft. Pierce, FL 34951 Copyright 2013, Hometown News, L.C.Phone (772) 465-5656 Fax (772) 465-5301Classified (800) 823-0466 Rants & Raves (866) 465-5504Circulation Inquiries 1 -866-913-6397 circulation@hometownnewsol.comMARTINV oted # 1 Community Newspaper in America in 2005, 2006, 2007. One of the top 3 in America every year since 2003. Lee Mooty . . . . . . .General Manager/CFO V ernon D.Smith . . . . .Managing Partner Robin Bevilacqua . . . .Human Resources Kathy Young . . . . . .Major/Natl. Accounts Manager Amanda Tucker . . . . .Major/Natl. Accounts Consultant Jeffrey A. 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If y ou see an animal acting strangely, call Martin County Animal Control at 772-463-3211. If y ou get bitten by an animal, wash the wound with soap and water for a least 5 minutes and see a doctor. Do not touch dead animals. Use gloves to remove and dispose of the animal properly. F or more information, log on to: www.cdc.gov/rabies or http://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-andconditions/rabies/index.htmlKnowF rom page A1

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Earl Stewart is the owner and general manager of Earl St e wart Toyota in North Palm B each.The dealership is located at 1215 N.Federal H ighway in Lake Park. Contact him at www.earlstewarttoyota.com call (561) 358-1474,fax (561) 658-0746 or email earl@estoyota.com.Iwas surprised to read an article on the front page of today's New York Times, headlined, "More Retailers S ee Haggling as a Price of Doing Business." The story goes on to say that many retailers who always sold their products and services at fixed prices, now are haggling with their customers. Some examples of companies going to haggling are Best Buy, Home Depot, Lowes, Nordstrom's and B loomingdales! Up until now, the only businesses that won't give you a firm price are car dealers. This is one of the biggest r easons that that the car buying experience is ranked as worse than that of buying any other product. You know what I'm talking about. If you ask most car dealers for a price, whether it's by phone, email, or in person, you can't get a firm price until you're willing to "sign on the dotted line." The car dealers won't give you their lowest price before you commit to buy because they don't want to allow you the privilege to shop and compare their price with their competition. The car salesman tells you, "I f you're going to shop for a lower price, go ahead, but then come back with your best price and I'll beat it." Of course, the car salesmen at the competing dealerships tell you the same thing and yo u' re trapped in an endless loop! Finally, exhausted and frustrated, you succumb to the next car salesman you see, paying the higher price because nobody will give their best price unless you agree to buy right then. The reason I was surprised to see stores like Bloomingdales and Best Buy regressing to haggling over prices is that I thought car dealers were simply an anachronism, having failed to "see the light" of modern marketing. H aggling was commonplace in the 19th and earlier parts of the 20th century. It's still common in third world countries. But, over the last century consumers have become for more educated, sophisticated and demanding. As important as the evolution of the consumer has been the "explosion" of the internet. The brain of the consumer was exponentially augmented with the birth of the Internet in the latter half of the 20th century. With a few keystrokes, today's consumer can find the best price on virtually any product or service she wants to purchase. Not only can you find the best price but you can compare the quality and r eliability of competing products and the integrity and r eputation of those companies selling those products and services. It's been said that the sum total of human knowledge doubles every 10 years. But up until recently, that knowledge wasn't instantly available to us. T oday, you can "Google" anything you want to know within seconds or minutes. This may explain why Ho me Depot, Nordstrom's, B loomingdales, and other modern" retailers are beginning to haggle. They know that you can walk into their stores, pick out a sink or a dress that you would like to buy, and find a lower price on y our iPhone. Most of these stores don't advertise that they will do this, but if you ask to speak to a manager, they will reduce their price to meet or beat the lower price you found on Amazon.com or elsewhere. The Internet is the greatest thing that's happened to the consumer in the history of the world. 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Amazon.com is, by far, the leader in Internet general r etailing and TrueCar.com is the leader in automobile internet retailing. This trend is growing very fast and I predict that in the not too distant future you will buy virtually all of your products and services on the internet. P hysical stores as we know them today will become showrooms because people still like to see, touch, smell and try out or "drive" a product before they buy it. In my opinion, the stores like Bloomingdales that are "r egressing" to haggling are making a huge mistake. Over a year ago, I made the decision to give my customers the lowest price on all of my new and used cars r ather than requiring them to negotiate to get the best price. In r etrospect, it was one of the best marketing moves I ever made. My sales and profits are soaring. Even though my prices are lower now, my volume has more than offset the smaller profits I make on each car. The reason my volume is soaring is because most car buyers don't like to haggle. They consider it time consumer and demeaning. T oday's sophisticated consumer doesn't have the time or the patience to "play the car dealers' games." O ther car dealers ask me, "B ut don't your customers take your best price and show it to your competitor to see if they can get a lower price?" I answer them, "Of course they do! This is the way products are supposed to be bought and sold." The consumer should be entitled to find the best price for everything they buy. Sometimes my price is not the lowest and the consumer buys from my competition. This is the way it's supposed to be in a free marketplace. I try to make sure my price is lower than my competition but it isn't always. But, I get to talk to a lot more potential buyers than my competitors. The reason for this is that I'm the only car dealer in the market that will give prospective customers the lowest price on any car without a lot of time consuming haggling and game playing. A customer can get my lowest price by phone, email, text, or face to face. I gain far more customers because of this than I lose because my competition offers a lower price. I also have customers who return and buy from me simply because they like the way I do business even though my price is a few dollars higher. This happens a lot when they find out that the price the other dealer offered that seemed lower really wasn't when they were surprised with extra charges like "dealer fees" and "dealer installed accessories." So my advice to all of the r etailers that are regressing to haggling is DON'T DO IT! Sh ow y our customers the r espect of giving them your lowest price and allowing them their right to shop and compare your price with your competition. Also, show your customers that you haven't told you will haggle, a little courtesy by not offering their more savvy friends and neighbors a lower price. Sevin Bullwinkle /staff photographerF rom left, Fire Fighter EMT Ben Laird, with eleven year old Sam Hayden as he shows his certificate and medal to his parents Leigh Hayden and Barry Greene of Hobe Sound, with Fire Chief Joseph Ferrara. Above: Sam Hayden receives a Distinguished Service Medal from Martin County Fire Chief Joseph V. F errara. Martin County Fire and Rescue and the Martin County Sheriff's department recognized the heroic act of a Murray Middle School sixth grader whose quick response saved the life of a fellow student. Sam Hayden performed the heimlich maneuver, saving his classmate from choking in the lunch room on Oct. 4. In recognition of saving the life of another. 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Ballet to perform Sleeping BeautyFORT PIERCE Sleeping Beauty, performed by The State Ballet Theatre of Russia from the city of Ufa, hometown of one of the most legendary dancers of the 20th century, Ru dolf Nureyev, brings the world's most beloved ballet to the Sunrise Theatre on Friday, Jan. 10 at 8 p.m. This is a dance lover's dream come true an evening devoted to one of Tchaikovsky's finest jewels, his Sleeping Beauty. Princess Aurora must entrust her future to a rescuing prince when she's sent into a slumber by the vengeful Carabosse. Sleeping B eauty comes alive amidst a lavish set complete with magical effects and courtly splendor, while upholding the grand, national tradition of R ussian ballet featuring 60 distinguished dancers. Don't miss this timeless fairytale comes to life, complete with magnificent music, r omantic fantasy and incomparable beauty in motion. The Sunrise Theatre for the Performing Arts is an intimate venue, offering the best entertainment and state-of-the-art sound on the Treasure Coast. The Sunrise Theatre presents a diverse schedule of national touring Broadway shows, musical and comedy acts, ballet and opera companies with full orchestras, country stars and classic rock icons. The State Ballet Theatre of Russia's S leeping Beauty tickets are priced at $55 and $45 for adults and $20 for ages 12 and under. The Sunrise Theatre is located at 117 South Second Street,Fort Pierce, F lorida.For tickets and membership information,call the Box Office at (772) 461-4775 or online at www.Sunr iseTheatre.com.F or Hometown News NewsFP@hometownnewsol.comMolly's House plans polo eventMARTIN COUNTY D ig the portable grill out of the garage, don your finest feathered hat, and join friends and neighbors at Port Mayaca Polo Club on Feb. 1 for Molly's H ouse's fourth annual polo charity event. The Stuart nonprofit that offers affordable, temporary accommodations for patients and their families receiving medical care on the Treasure Coast is inviting everyone to their biggest fundraiser of the year and the only event of its kind in the area. There will be polo, tailgating, classic cars, food and drink and even a dressage performance before the match. There will be tours of Port Mayaca Polo Club via hayride, a kids' area, even a polo clinic for those unfamiliar with the game. Of course there will also be the traditional stomping of the divots at halftime and the ladies are encouraged to wear their most splendid hats, the Stuart residents Ariyonia Stanberry, 9, and Emily Malina, 8, choose a gift at the annual Kidz Carnival, held at Memorial Park in Stuart on Dec. 17.Sevin Bullwinkle staff photographer Sevin Bullwinkle /staff photographerF our-year-old Avianna Askins of Stuart has her face painted at the annual Kidz Carnival, held at Memorial P ark in Stuart on Dec. 17. Martin County 086318 086220 086212SERVING LUNCH & DINNER SEVEN DAYS A WEEK SERVING LUNCH & DINNER SEVEN DAYS A WEEK1401 NE Indian RIver Drive J ensen Beach772-781-5136MIDWAYBETWEENJENSENBCH.CAUSEWAY& EASTOCEANBLVD.Dolphin Bar TH ROUGH JAN. 3 One Day Fun Day Camp: Held only on certain dates: Dec. 27, Dec. 30, and Jan. 2-3. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Children's Museum of the T reasure Coast, 1707 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. Not sure what to do with the children during their winter holidays? Drop them off at the museum for their Fun One Day camps. Holiday themes, camp activities and museum exploration time. Full day and half day camp options available. Registration required. Call the museum at (772) 2257575 for more information.SAT URDAY, DE C. 28 T he Pure Led Zeppelin Experience at the Lyric T heatre, 59 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. Presented by Artists for Multiple Sclerosis. 8 p.m. Ti ckets are $22. F or more information, call the box office at (772) 286-7827.SUNDAY, DE C. 29 Christmas Bird Count: T he Hobe Sound Nature Center seeks volunteers to participate in the annual bird count at Jonathan Dickinson State Park. Experienced and amateur birders are all welcomed, with assignments available from Juno Beach to Hobe Sound. Any commitment of time is appreciated. T his count is a part of the National Audubon Society's Christmas Bird Count, which began over a century ago and is held throughout the western hemisphere. To volunteer, contact the Hobe Sound Nature Center at (772) 546-2067 or visit www.hobesoundnaturecenter.com. Jack Hanna's Into the W ild Live,' presented by Animal Emergency & Referral Center, at Sunrise Theatre, 117 S. Second Street, Fort Pierce. 3 p.m. Adult tickets start at $29; children's tickets are $20. For more information, call (772) 461-4775 or visit www.sunrisetheatre.com.J AN. 1 JAN. 31 Bird's Eye View' photogSee OUT, B2ARIES March 21/April 20Aries, enjoy some welldeserved time off. Life has taken on a hectic pace of late, but some much-needed time to rest, relax and recharge has finally arrived.TA URU S April 21/May 21T aurus, hidden feelings come to the surface, and this will prove a pleasant surprise. Let things play out this week, and you will get some peace.GE MIN I May 22/June 21Gemini, your friends are up to something and they want it to remain a surprise. Keep your distance, and don't let your curiosity get the better of you.CA NCE R June 22/July 22A temporary situation at work may alter your plans for a few days, Cancer. But don't let changes stop you from scheduling some down time with your friends.LEO July 23/Aug. 23Leo, think things through before swinging into action. Run your ideas by someone close, and consider all of your options. This will ensure you make the best decision.VIRGO Aug. 24/Sept. 22Y our confidence about the future is a byproduct of the past, Virgo. You have learned from past mistakes and are ready to forge ahead and turn your hard work into results.LIBRA Sept. 23/Oct. 23Libra, now is the time to address some relationship issues that you have been avoiding. Deal with them in a straightforward way, and you will be glad you did.SC O RPI O Oct. 24/Nov. 22A demanding schedule makes it impossible for you to be bored this week, ScorW eek of 12-27-2013See SCOPES, B2 Ma r tin CountyEntertainmentDining &SECTION B WWW.HOMETOWNNEWSOL.COM FRIDAY, DEC. 27, 2013 Carnival fun and holiday cheer By Alisha McDarrisF or Hometown News See POLO, B2Out &about

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best of which will be recognized at the end of the day. S pectators will also have the chance to get their picture taken with players and their horses or purchase a shirt, poster or polo ball to be signed by the competitors. "I t' s my favorite event," said Emily J ensen, marketing and public relations specialist for Molly's House. "There's a lot to do, a lot going on and a lot of happy people." The match featuring world-class teams starts at noon, but the gates open at 10 a.m. to admit individuals and vehicles into the tailgate area. That's where spectators will watch the match and can enjoy food from vendors or their own coolers. Premium tailgate parking will also be available, offering more space, free bottles of champagne and unrestricted views of the field. VIP tickets are also available for those who would prefer to enjoy their polo from beneath a private tent with free food and drink. F or those who don't feel like driving out to Okeechobee for the event, a shuttle from Stuart is also available. It takes off from Wells Fargo on E. Ocean Blvd. in Stuart at 9 a.m. and will leave the polo club at the close of the event at 3 p .m. Last year the event raised $13,000 for M olly's House and this year they're optimistic that they'll raise even more. "W e' re hoping to raise maybe $20,000," Ms. Jensen said. A dmission starts at $10 for individuals or $25 per carload of people, VIP admission is $75 per person, and premium tailgate spots, of which there are only 15, are $150 per carload. The shuttle from Stuart to the club costs $5. "I t' s a terrific way to spend the afternoon," Ms. Jensen said. F or tickets,call (772) 223-6659 or visit www.MHPoloCharityEvent.Eventbrite. com. To enter your vehicle in the car show, v olunteer or sponsor the event,contact E mily Jensen at ejensen@mollyshouse.org.raphy contest: Hosted by Audubon of Martin County. Open to photographers of all ages and skill levels, with categories including birds, wilderness landscapes, flora & fauna, cell phone photography, and student entries. Entry fees are $10 per entry for Audubon Chapter members and students; $15 per entry for all others. Entries may be submitted through Jan. 31 at www.birdhero.com. THUR SDA Y, JAN. 2 Guided Hike at Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge: Held each Thursday at 9:30 a.m., beginning Jan. 2 and running through March 27. Explore the banks of the Indian River Lagoon and walk through a coastal hammock to the sand pine scrub, home of native wildlife. Meet in the exhibit hall at the Hobe Sound Nature Center. No reservations required to attend. F or more information, call (772) 5462067 or visit hobesoundnaturecenter.com. Clapping Monkey's Improvicon: 7 -9 p.m. on the first Thursday each month, at Lyric 's Flagler Center, 201 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. Live improvised comedy show loaded with audience participation and interaction. Almost anything can happen in this script-free show, modeled after popular TV shows Whose Line is it Anyway' and Improvaganza.' Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door; students with ID are $10. Call (772) 286-7827 for more information or visit www.lyrictheatre.com. First Thursday gallery nights 5-8 p.m. at Martin County galleries, October through April. For a list of participating galleries, visit www.MartinArts.org.FRIDAY, JAN. 3 Movie Night: 6-9:30 p.m., Children's Museum of the T reasure Coast, 1707 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. Parents can drop kids off at the museum for a night of pizza, drinks, popcorn, a movie, and time to explore the museum. $10 for members; $12 for non-members. Space is limited, so register early to secure a spot. Call the museum at (772) 225-7575 to register. F ocus on Foreign Film Series: 2 p.m., Peter & Julie Cummings Library, 2551 S.W. Matheson Ave., Palm City. For more information, call (772) 221-1403 or visit www.library.martin.fl.us. An Evening with Neil Sedaka at Sunrise Theatre, 117 S. Second Street, Fort Pierce. 8 p.m. Tickets start at $59. F or more information, call (772) 461-4775 or visit www.sunrisetheatre.com.SAT URDAY, JAN. 4 New Year Celebration: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Children's Museum of the Treasure Coast, 1707 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. Ring in the New Y ear with a countdown and ball drop, followed by family fun. Call the museum at (772) 225-7575 for more information.SUN DA YSINJANUARY Sunday Morning Beach W alks: 8:30-10 a.m., Jan. 5, Children's Museum celebrates 2014 JENSEN BEACH The Children's Museum of the Tr easure Coast is ringing in 2014 with their New Y ear's Celebration on Saturday, Jan. 4, from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. J ump into the brand new year in the bounce houses, get the creative juices flowing with fun arts and crafts, and bring y our dancing shoes as the bottom of the Spanish G alleon Ship is turned into a glow-in-the-dark dance party. Refreshments will also be available. The New Year's Celebration is always a hit with the kids and parents. We even have our own ball drop," said Olivia Labrador, the museums education director. A dmission is $3 per person, and free for museum members and children age one and under. The Children's Museum of the Treasure Coast is located in the heart of I ndian Riverside Park in J ensen Beach, and is open seven days a week. They are a nonprofit organization that opened its doors in August of 2008 and have hands-on exhibits for children to explore, learn, and play through interactive activities, exhibits, and imagination. F or more information call (772) 225-7575 or visit www.ChildrensMuseumTC.org. pio. However, if you desire a little time to decompress, you can fit it into your schedule.SAG ITTARIUS Nov. 23/Dec. 21Sagittarius, while you may be anxious about the future, make sure you enjoy the here and now and not wish the present away too soon. New friends come into your life.CA PRI CO RN Dec. 22/Jan. 20Capricorn, react swiftly to stressful situations, but do so with a clear head and conscience. Once a situation has been resolved, take some time to recharge your batteries.AQ UARIUS Jan. 21/Feb. 18Aquarius, do your best to hold up your end of a bargain with a loved one. If you are struggling, simply ask for more time or help to ensure that everyone comes out a winner.PIS CE S Feb. 19/March 20Pisces, your foremost priority is to further your position at work. Rely on your strong work ethic and attention to detail. F riday, December 27, 2013 B2 Martin CountyHometown News DOWNTOWNSTUART Lessons &Guided Tours Available 255 SW Joan Jefferson Way 772-475-6761Hourly € Daily € W eekly www.stuartscoot.com € Delivery Available086403This Season give the gift of family fun &experience Stuart like youve never seen before...on A SCOOTER TOURBEACH TOURSSNORKEL TOURS Bicycle and Scooter RentalsGift Certificates make great gifts Scooter Museum Tour and Lunch Elliot Museum &House of Refuge 780498 086218 V oted Best Home Cooking and Best Breakfast Jans Place Restaurant1990 N.E. JensenBeach Blvd. JensenBeach, FL 34957 772-334-9590 www.jansplacerestaurants.com086229 BOOK YOUR NEW YEARS EVE DINNER NOW!RESERVATIONS REQUIRED AT THE STEAKHOUSE IN PORT ST. LUCIE CALL 772-878-6555for more info Bob, Jan, Dave, Matt, Kate and Michael ... Would like to thank our guest for a wonderful year! Jans customers are truly The BestŽ and we look forward to serving you in 2014.Have a Happy New Year! 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1 2, 19, and 26. Take a guided walk on the Stuart beachfront with Florida Oceanographic's education staff and volunteers to learn about beach dynamics, biology and oceanography. Stuart Beach, 889 N.E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart. To RSVP, call (772) 225-0505 or visit FloridaOcean.org.SUNDAY, JAN. 5 Academy Orchestra presents Francesco Attesti at the Lyric Theatre, 59 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. 7 p.m. T ickets are $30. F or more information, call the box office at (772) 286-7827. 'Brian Stokes Mitchell: Simply Broadway:' The Broadway, television and film star will present a special 90minute concert at 8 p.m. at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre to showcase his newest album and benefit the Maltz Theatre and The Actors Fund. Tickets begin at $50. F or more information, call the box office at (561) 575-2223 or visit www.jupitertheatre.org. TU ESDAY, JAN. 7 McCoo & Davis at the Lyric T heatre, 59 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. Shows at 6 p.m., 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $48. F or more information, call the box office at (772) 286-7827.WEDN ESDAY, JAN. 8 Dance Your Pants Off' at the Lyric Theatre, 59 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. 7 p.m. Show features intricate ballroom dancing and music from several decades. Tickets are $40. F or more information, call the box office at (772) 286-7827. P alm City Art Associates meeting: 1 p.m., Cummings Library, 2551 S.W. Matheson A ve., Palm City. Artistic presentation for January will be Alice Laputka, "The Why and How of Abstract Painting," pastels. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday each month. Public is always welcome. Donations support the organization's scholarship fund for college-bound high school art students. F or more information, email pcaanewsletter@gmail.com.THURSDAY, JAN. 9 SUNDAY, JAN. 12 The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee:' Curtain Call presents the jubilant musical about a group of quirky overachievers in the spelling challenge of a lifetime. Pe r formances start at 8 p.m., T hursday, Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, in the Jensen Beach Performing Arts Center on the campus of Jensen Beach High School, 28 75 N.W. Goldenrod Road, Jensen Beach. Adult tickets are $25; student tickets are $15. F or tickets or more information, call (866) 811-4111 or visit www.curtaincallfl.com.FRIDAY, JAN. 10 Opening Night Master W orks with the Atlantic Classical Orchestra: Lyric T heatre, 59 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. Two performances. Matinee begins at 4 p.m. (with pre-concert lecture at 3:10 p.m.). Twilight performance begins at 8 p.m. (with preconcert lecture at 7:10 p.m.). F or ticket information, call the A CO office at (772) 460-0850 or visit www.atlanticclassicalorchestra.com. T he Nureyev State Ballet T heatre presents "The Sleeping Beauty" at Sunrise T heatre, 117 S. Second Street, Fo rt Pierce. 8 p.m. Adult tickets start at $45; children's tickets are $20. F or more information, call (772) 461-4775 or visit www.sunrisetheatre.com.FRIDAY, JAN. 10 SUNDAY, JAN. 12 Stuart Boat Show: 40th annual boat show and sale, with a vast array of boats on display on the land and in the water, plus engines, electronics and accessories from major marine manufacturers worldwide. Admission is $10, and children under age 10 are admitted for free. F or more information, visit www.allsportsproductions.net.SAT URDAY, JAN. 11 Journey Stories Music Series: The Barefoot Movement,' 3 p.m., at Robert Morgade Library, 5851 S.E. www.HometownNewsOL.com F riday, December 27, 2013 Martin County B3 780499 086211 086219Expires 12/15/13307 NW North River DriveIn North River Shores,just off NWDixie Highway on the north side of the Old Drawbridgewww.thedeckstuart.comHours:Sun-Wed 11:00 am-10:00 pm €Thurs-Sat 11:00am-CloseT he Harbor Inn &Marina Present A Stuart Tradition W inner of Taste of Martin Co. Best App! Happy Hour Monday Friday € New! Stella Drafts $5 Kids Menu € Margaritas $5 All Day!T uesdays! Seafood Dinner Special! Call Us for Live Music Schedule JOIN US FOR NEW YEARS EVE@ THE DECKCall For Details GET READY FOR BOAT SHOW JAN. 10TH/11TH/12THTickets $500 Pre-Sale Indian River State College aquaculture students, from left, Richard Young and Tiana O'Neill, examine their harvested hard-clam seed after sieving and separating the larger clams in the mesh basket from the smaller clams in large pan. Photo courtesy of Indian River State College Aquaculture program offered TREASURE COAST I ndian River State College and Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute of Florida A tlantic University offer a joint program that teaches aquaculture techniques. A quaculture is the farming of aquatic animals and plants. Aquaculture products in Florida are worth about $69 million, according to the 2012 USDA and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. In F lorida, most clams consumed are grown by the shellfish farmer, also known as an aquaculturist. The aquaculturist produces about 50 percent of all the seafood consumed globally; and with consumer demand for seafood increasing, the need for aquaculturists is also increasing. Graduates of the Aquaculture program typically find jobs locally and several have started their o wn aquaculture business. Last semester, students enrolled in the Principals of M olluscan Aquaculture class planted hard-clam nursery seed, which is about the size of a small fingernail. Eight w eeks later, the class harvested and sieved the clams to separate by size. After planting, the seeded clams need approximately 12-16 months to grow large enough for the market. This Spring, three aquaculture classes will be offered at the HBOI-FAU campus in Fo rt Pierce. The three classes are: Principles of Crustacean A quaculture (FAS2150), W ater Quality, Systems and O perations (FAS2360), and A quatic Animal Health Management (FAS2252). The classes will meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Sp r ing registration is now underway. F or more information about the IRSC aquaculture program contact IRSC Professor Dr.Ann McMullian at (772) 336-6211 or HBOI-FAU A ssistant Research Professor Dr.Susan Laramore at (772) 242-2525 or visit www.irsc.edu.F or Hometown News NewsFP@hometownnewsol.comOutF rom page B2 See OUT, B4

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Community Drive, Stuart. For more information, call (772) 221-1403 or visit www.library.martin.fl.us. T reasure Coast Classical Guitar Society concert: 3 p.m., Blake Library, 2351 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart. F eaturing Dr. Zachary Johnson. F ree, no tickets required. For more information on the guitar society, visit www.tccgs.org For more information on the concert series, call (772) 221-1403 or visit www.library.martin.fl.us Hope for the Future Gala: 6-11 p.m., Willoughby Golf Club, Stuart. House of Hope is celebrating the past and looking to the future with its first-ever gala fundraiser, to mark the agency's 30th anniversary. Guests will be encouraged to come dressed in the attire of their favorite era as they "travel through time" during the evening's festivities. Dinner, prize drawings and the creation of a time capsule are among the highlights. The band Private Stock will perform for guests' dancing and entertainment pleasure. Reservations will be $250 per person, and sponsorships are being sought. For more information, please watch www.hohmartin.org/gala.html. T he Fabulous Hubcaps at the Lyric Theatre, 59 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. 8 p.m. T ickets are $38. F or more information, call the box office at (772) 286-7827.SAT URDAY, JA N. 11 SUNDAY, JAN. 12 Jensen Beach Fine Art & Craft Show: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Downtown Jensen Beach. Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce event. F or more details, call (772) 334-3444 or visit www.jensenbeach.biz.SUNDAY, JAN. 12 Kane Cabaret: 2 p.m., Kane Center, 900 S.E. Salerno Road, Stuart. Theme is Just for Laughs stand-up comedy' byTREASURE COAST I ndian River State College Cr iminal Justice students collected hundreds of "S tockings to Soldiers" donations for several weeks to help support the active military serving abroad during the holidays. The concept was to provide individuals, especially those who receive nothing during the holidays, with a Christmas stocking containing a snack, a small game, toiletries, and a Christmas card with the option of providing the name and address of the person donating. The students placed collection boxes at several locations throughout South F lorida and were entirely r esponsible for collecting and organizing the items. The students also made their own generous contributions with cases of soups, noodles, crackers and other snack items. W ith the help of monetary donations, the "Stockings to S oldiers" items will be shipped in time for the holidays. F or more information,call (772) 462-7150 or email tcpstc-info@irsc.edu.Students send stockings to soldiers Photo courtesy of Indian River State CollegeIR SC Criminal Justice students, front row from left, Zachary Ferreira, Jordan Ortiz, Melissa Cabrera, Quinton Jannetty and Roger Hypolite Jr. Back row, from left: Andrew Matthews, Cortland Jones, Nathan Young, Jeremy Lewis, Cole Kuebler and Emmanuel Etienne, organized and collected hundreds of items for active military serving abroad during the holidays. F or Hometown News NewsFP@hometownnewsol.com Annual taste awards presented JENSEN BEACH Tony R oma's Ribs, Seafood & S teaks in Jensen Beach was awarded the 2013 T aste of Jensen "People's Choice Award." The popular Jensen B each restaurant also won B est Presentation and Best F eatured Entree. Tony R oma's Taste of Jensen menu included filet medallions and loaded mashed potatoes, baby back ribs and baked potato soap. Dolphin Bar & Sh r imp House was a close second in the "People's Choice Award" voting. Last year's "People's Choice Award" went to Tin F ish Jensen Beach. Other previous winners include Dolphin Bar & Shrimp H ouse, Crawdaddy's N'awlins Grill & Bar and N ew England Fish Market & Restaurant. B est Dessert was awarded to Conchy Joe's S eafood Restaurant for their Key Lime Pie and B est Beverage went to Baja Grill & Latitudes at H utchinson Island Marr iott for their Goombay Sm ash. The event sold out for the fifth year in a row. F riday, December 27, 2013 B4 Martin CountyHometown News 08641820% OFFT otal Check3:00 pm 5:30 pm 7 Days a WeekCoupon good for one time use up to four guests. Must present original coupon. Expires 1/27/14. 18% Gratuity added to check before discount Excludes 12/31/134307 SE Bayview Street€ 772-287-2500pcrm.net HAPPY HOUR3-6pm 7 days a week $1 OFF ALL cocktails 086419 780493Buffet includes, Appetizers, Salads Carving station: Prime Rib Roasted Pork, Chicken Florentine, Salmon Dill, Roasted Potatoes, V eg Medley, Pasta Alfredo, Spanish Rice, Fresh Baked Rolls, Decadent Desserts. RATES BEFORE DEC 21 ST $39.95 PER PERSON $75.00 PER COUPLE FOR BUFFET, PARTY FAVORS AND CHAMPAGNE TOAST$99.00 PER PERSON INCLUDES VIP SPECIAL FILET AND LOBSTER DINNER OPEN BAR FROM 9PM-1AMRATES AFTER DEC 21ST $49.95 PER PERSON $69.99 PER COUPLE FOR BUFFET, PARTY FAVORS AND CHAMPAGNE TOAST$129.00 PER PERSON INCLUDES VIP SPECIAL FILET AND LOBSTER DINNER OPEN! BAR FROM 9PM TO 1 AM Dont Forget Our HAPPY HOUR!Monday thru SaturdayBar € 11am-6pm Tables € 3pm-6pmW ahoos Riverhouse915 NW Flagler Ave. Stuart.Fl772-692-2243www.Wahoosriverhouse.com Purchase our gift cards online @www.HometownNewsOL.com086221€ The Nouveaux Honkies € € Champagne Toast €Call For Directions &ReservationsCome Celebrate New Years Eve @ Wahoos! Fish are biting, but the key is figuring out where they are In spite of the weather, we had a nice week. The surf was a little strong this w eek, with three to four foot waves all week. I guess it's time for that 12-foot rod and time to get into winter mode. I didn't see a lot of anglers this week, but those who came fished later in the day when the wind slowed down. B ig whiting were biting kept anglers busy all day. A few macs, some blues and even a pompano or two we re biting, but the whiting controlled the show and are excellent table fare. Anglers we re catching from north to south from every access. All it took to fill a bucket was some ice, some shrimp or clam for bait and 20minutes and the bucket was full. It was that simple. River anglers had to work a little harder to get away from the wind unless you fished the North Fork. W ith Mother Nature back in control and plenty of bait why would the fish not be there? That bridge at Port St. B oulevard had snook and drum, going south to the bay at Club Med where there we re pompano, trout a few r eds and more drum, snook and flounder. That made for a good week in the St Lucie River. H ells Gate had pompano in the deep pockets, one just had to get bait below the lady fish and yes the Spanish macs were there biting anything that moved. Wind kept most anglers in the I ndian River on the move from Middle Cove south, trout in threefour feet of water, reds were in two feet and the macs and lady fish we re everywhere. Co ves at the east ends of the causeways were busy with some quality trout, a few pompano and real nice flounder, and then the wind changed and anglers were back to square one. So it is time to take the barbs off the hooks because snook season is closed. You can fish, but not possess. P lease release them unharmed, as quickly as possible. Barbless hooks work the best. T ill next week! H enry Caimatto is the o wner of the Snook Nook Bait and Tackle shop in Jensen B each. FISHINGHENRY CAIMATTO F or Hometown News NewsFP@hometownnewsol.com OutF rom page B3 See OUT, B6

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P ete Morello, owner of the UP S Store in Stuart and Hobe Sound, is presented with a CHARACTER CO U NTS! Employee Pillar of Character Award by Holly Laiben, left, and W endie Berardi, right.Photo courtesy of Justin Beard With the holiday season underway, many of us will be hitting the local nurseries for new plants that will enhance your yard after the holidays have passed. This week, I am listing some common plant terms and what they mean. This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to plant terminology. If you have any other plant terms you would like defined in future columns, drop me a line at the e-mail address in the bottom of the article. The first area that I will cover is some of your basic plant categories. The first and most popular group of plants is called annuals. Annuals are simply defined as plants that complete their life cycle in a single growing season. The complete cycle from seed to the plant dying off is completed in one season. Some examples of annuals are impatiens, marigolds and begonias. Pe r ennial plants are another group that is very popular. Perennials are defined as plants that live for more than one growing season. There are basically two types of perennials: P lants that die off in the winter and send out new shoots in the spring and plants that live year round. P lants that live year round and grow larger each year are defined as woody perennials. Many of your most common flowering shrubs fall into this category. S ome common examples are Plumbago and Lirope. If y ou own rose bushes, a common term that will pop up is black spot. Black spot is commonly defined as a disease of the foliage of r oses that is caused by moisture. The best way to help avoid black spot is not to plant your roses in the path of your sprinklers. This will help avoid the leaves being constantly wet which is how this disease often starts. You can treat black spot by spraying with F unginex or using liquid copper. If you prefer a natural cure, try using one teaspoon per gallon and spray on the plant in early morning before the hot sun hits the plants. M ealy bugs are a common insect problem that affects many of our favorite ornamentals. Mealy bugs are defined as a scale-like plant-eating insect that is coated with a powdery, waxy secretion. These pests are very destructive and feed on the inner juices of the plant r obbing it of needed nutrition. These pests can often be controlled with Orthenex or other like insecticides. Scale is another common problem of many ornamentals and unlike the mealy bug, which has a cottony secretion; the residue on the leaves is usually of a harder consistency. Scale insects also have piercing-sucking mouthparts that allow them to use the sap of the plant as food. This can cause severe dieback in most plants that are infected. Scale can be very difficult to control and a systemic insecticide is the best choice. The pH of your soil can be an important factor as to what type of plants that you might want to place in a given location. Soil pH is defined as the amount of lime (calcium) that is contained in your soil. If y our soil pH is lower than 7 then you have acidic soil and plants such as Gardenia, Ixoria and Hibiscus will do well. If your pH is higher than 7 then you have alkaline soil, which will support other plant varieties that require a lower acid content. You can test your soil pH easily with a home test kit available at many lawn and garden centers. J oe Zelenak has more than 30 years experience in gardening and landscape. S end e-mails to hometowngarden@gmail.com or visit his website www.hometowngarden.com. Plant terms everyone can understand GARDEN NOOKJOE ZELENAK www.HometownNewsOL.com F riday, December 27, 2013 Martin County B5 086401I I a a n n   s s T T r r o o p p i i c c a a l l G G r r i i l l l l Ians Tropical Grill25%OFFENTIRE BILLNot to be combined with any other discounts or promotions. V ALID MONDAY-THURSDAY ONLY Must present ad to receive discount. Expires 1/8/14 18% Gratuity added before discounts The Only Treasure Coast Bar Specializing in Handcrafted CocktailsŽSERVING DINNER: MON THURS 5:30-10PM € FRI-SAT 5:30-MIDNIGHTOwner/Chef Eric Grutka is the Winnerof the 2012 Palm Beach Food & Wine FestivalChef ThrowdownLocated in Stuart in the Stracuzzi Plaza2875 SE Ocean Blvd.€ 772.334.4563www.ianstro p ical g rille.comReservations Suggested 086215 Expires 1/18/14. Must present coupon at time of purchase to receive offer.May not be combined with any other offer. Only one coupon per person per visit.Valid only at location shown on this coupon.Offer not v alid on catalog or online purchases.While supplies last. 086095Answers located in Classied Section Unsung heroes of the workplace recognized for good character MARTIN COUNTY S ome people do the right thing day in and day out just because it's the right thing to do. U nited Way of Martin C ounty's CHARACTER C OUNTS! program believes that these unsung heroes of the workplace should be r ecognized for their good deeds and recently honored eight people with an Employee Pillar of Character Award. Du ri ng the past 11 years, CHARACTER COUNTS! has r ecognized dozens of high character people for exemplifying the Six Pillars of Character Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship. CHARACTER COUNTS! established this awards program for employees who consistently set good examples," said Holly Laiben, director of CHARA CTER COUNTS!. "Many employees have strong work ethics and go above and beyond their job description on a daily basis without expecting or r eceiving adequate recognition and these awards help fill that void." This year, CHARACTER C OUNTS! received 25 nominations from the private, public, governmental and nonprofit business community. The winners were surprised at their place of work and presented with r estaurant and movie gift certificates, provided by The Firefly Group, as well as a certificate of appreciation. 201314 Employee Pillar of Character Award Winners: D aphanie Bailes, Martin C ounty Fire Rescue D eborah Banks, Warfield Elementary School Bar et Barry, Martin C ounty Board of County C ommissioners, Engineering Department J ill Borowicz, SafeSpace Cindy LaConte, Stuart Ma r tin County Chamber of Com merce K im Lucas, Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County P ete Morello, The UPS S tore, Stuart and Hobe S ound Emmanuel Philogene, H ouse of Hope O ther outstanding nominees included: Laura B akkedahl, Citrus Grove Elementary School; Keri Bu r gess, RE/MAX of Stuart; J anet Cooper, Helping People Succeed; Clyde Dulin, Ma r tin county Board of C ounty Commissioners; J erry Ezard, Martin County Fi re R escue; Elizabeth F agley, Indiantown Middle School; Kara Fountain, Cr ystal Lake Elementary School; Julie Gebhardt, S outh Fork High School; Laura Haase, Children's Se r vices Council of Martin C ounty; Tracey Hurt, Hidden Oaks Middle School; J anet Otten, Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce; Cheri Peck, South Fork H igh School; Andrea Poli, J unior League of Martin C ounty; Judy Scott, Hidden O aks Middle School; Sarah W aite, Jensen Beach Elementary School; Suzanne W entley, Children's Services C ouncil of Martin County; and Vincent Zanfini, Br ightway Insurance, The B arletta Agency. CHARACTER COUNTS!, a program of United Way of Ma r tin County, has been providing character-building resources, activities and programs throughout our community for 18 years as part of an on-going effort to increase public awareness of the importance of core ethical values. F or more information, visit charactercounts.net or call (772) 283-4800,Ext. 234. F or Hometown News NewsFP@hometownnewsol.com

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Phil Tag. Tickets are available in October, and are $20 for the public. F or more information, call (772) 223-7800 or visit www.kanecenter.org. Children's Program of Opera Arias: 7 p.m., St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 623 E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart. Featuring Amber Rose-Romero, Brian McNiff, PBAU Ballet, and Eileen Hebron, director. F or more information, call (772) 2873244 or visit www.StMarysStuart.org. Jensen Beach Art League Art Show: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., second Sunday of each month, November through April, in Indian RiverSide Park, 1707 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. F or more information, call (772) 692-1191. A Night of Comedy with P aula Poundstone at Sunrise T heatre, 117 S. Second Street, Fo rt Pierce. 7 p.m. Tickets start at $29. F or more information, call (772) 461-4775 or visit www.sunrisetheatre.com.MON DA Y, JAN. 13 Behind the Baton:' with Stewart Robertson, artistic director and conductor of the Atlantic Classical Orchestra, for the Fielden Institute for Lifelong Learning. 9:30-11:30 a.m., Indian River State College Chastain Campus, 2 400 S.E. Salerno Road, Stuart. F or ticket information, call the ACO office at (772) 460-0850 or visit www.atlanticclassicalorchestra.com. Coastal Lecture Series: 6:30 p.m., Blake Library, Armstrong Wing, 2351 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart. F eaturing Mark Perry, executive director, Florida Oceanog raphic Society, celebrating 50 years of environmental stewardship. F or more information, call (772) 2250505 or visit FloridaOcean.org. Earl Turner's Box of 45s at the Lyric Theatre, 59 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. 7 p.m. T ickets are $38. F or more information, call the box office at (772) 286-7827.TUESDAY, JAN. 14 T he National Touring Company of "Godspell" at Sunrise Theatre, 117 S. Second Street, Fort Pierce. 7 p.m. T ickets start at $50. F or more information, call (772) 46147 75 or visit www.sunrisetheatre.com.WEDNESDAY, JAN. 15 T he Machine at the Lyric T heatre, 59 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. 8 p.m. Tickets are $42. F or more information, call the b ox office at (772) 286-7827. An Evening with Garrison K eillor at Sunrise Theatre, 117 S. Second Street, Fort Pierce. 7 p.m. Tickets start at $49. For more information, call (772) 461-4775 or visit www.sunrisetheatre.com.WEDNESDAYS, J AN. 15 MARCH 19 W orld War II series with Captain Carl Keske: Battle 3 60, Complete Season One. Shown Wednesdays at 10 a.m. between Jan. 15 and March 1 9, at the Blake Library, 2351 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart. For more information, call (772) 221-1403 or visit www.library.martin.fl.us.THURSDAY, JAN. 16 'Playground: the film:' T he Junior League of Martin County is hosting a free public screening of this full-length documentary about the child sex trade in America, from 6-9 p.m. at the Indian River State College Wolf Technology Center. Often thought to be an issue occurring only in developing countries, the film exposes the sexual exploitation of children in America. Libby Spears' investigation traces the epidemic to its disparate roots including the way children are educated about sex, and the problem of raising awareness about a crime that inherently cannot be shown. The documentary was executive produced by George Clooney, Grant Heslov, and Steven Soderbergh, and punctuated with moving animation by Japanese pop artist Yoshitomo Nara. To learn more about the documentary Playground, visithttp://campaign13.org/playg round-the-film/. Only 250 seats are available. Preregister for free tickets at Eventbrite.com (exact link: http://goo.gl/TLqGie). THURSDAY, JAN. 16 FRIDAY, J AN. 17 T he Best of Broadway featuring the Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber at the L yric Theatre, 59 S.W. Flagler A ve., Stuart. Show on Jan. 16 is at 7 p.m.; two shows on Jan. 17 at 4 p.m. and at 7 p.m. T ickets are $45. F or more information, call the box office at (772) 286-7827.THURSDAY, JAN. 16 MONDAY, JAN. 20 Cacheapalooza 8: Jonathan Dickinson State Park, 1 6450 S.E. Federal Highway, Hobe Sound. Runs 8 a.m. til 8 p.m. each day. Five days of geocaching, a form of treasure-hunting, in the park, plus presentations. More than 200 newly loggable geocaches hiding in this 11,500-acre park. F or more information, call (772) 546-2771 or visit www.cacheapalooza.org.F RID A Y, JAN. 17 Chris MacDonald's Memories of Elvis Rockin' Birthday Bash' at Sunrise Th eatre, 117 S. Second Street, Fo rt Pierce. 8 p.m. Tickets start at $25. F or more information, call (772) 461-4775 or visit www.sunrisetheatre.com.SA TURDAY, JAN. 18 Pup-arazzi:' 10 a.m. to noon, Treasure Coast Hospice, 12 01 S.E. Indian Street, Stuart. Benefit for the Treasure Coast Hospice Pet Peace of Mind Program. F or more information, call (772) 403-4594. Chamber Music Series: Beethoven and Schubert Strings, featuring the Atlantic Classical Orchestra musicians. 11 a.m., Blake Library, 2351 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart. F ree admission. F or more information, visit www.atlanticclassicalorchestra.com. Nina Kotova & Angel Romero at the Lyric Theatre, 59 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. 7 p.m. Tickets are $45. F or more information, call the box office at (772) 286-7827. Bird ID Tour 4: 8 a.m. to noon, Lakeside Stormwater T reatment Area on Rt. 15B. Driving tour to see Florida's shore birds and migratory species. Participants must stay in the convoy and respect the birding leader. $5 donation to Audubon of Martin County. Call (772) 905-2473 or email lakesidetours@audubonmartincounty.orgSUN DA Y, JAN. 19 T he National Touring Company of Rock of Ages' at Sunrise Theatre, 117 S. Second Street, Fort Pierce. 7 p.m. T ickets start at $45. F or more information, call (772) 46147 75 or visit www.sunrisetheatre.com. For our full list of events, please visit myhometownnews.net click calendar'. By now we have all opened those gifts and found either gold or coal. Today one of the most popular gifts is a simple gift card. This allows you to use the funds on the card for whatever you want, unless it's for a specific store or r estaurant. So y our conundrum may be deciding which golf clubs y ou want to spend that money on. Are today's clubs worth the investment? One of the fortunate perks of my job is being able to test and r eview the latest in golf equipment technology. My bag usually has an extra club or three, or an extra sleeve of new balls to try out and then r eport my findings back to the manufacturer. M any of my golf buddies get to try the clubs as I need input from more than just one person. The question I find myself asked most often by my fellow golfers is "Does the technology really change that much from year to year to warrant me spending money on new clubs?" It 's a good question. When most of us are watching every nickel and dime, spending a few hundred dollars on that new driver or even more on new irons may be difficult to justify. Especially if your spouse or partner doesnt play golf. W ith the size limits on drivers set at a maximum of 460cc, manufacturers have taken to putting as much technology as possible into that space. They now use exotic materials and move w eight around to put it to better use. They have also made it so that we can make adjustments ourselves to our drivers. We can set the loft, open or close the face, and more. Dr ivers no longer have grooves on the face. They have etching that resembles grooves. This allows the face to be made thinner, with less chance of breakage. The thinner face is livelier, producing more ball speed and the weight savings allows designers to put that w eight in places where it will help you hit the ball straighter. The result is a driver that is easier to hit farther and straighter than those from a few years ago. The biggest leaps in clubs have come in the manufacturing process. Companies use CNC milling to make the faces of irons perfectly flat. They use lasers to cut the grooves to NASA-like precision. W ith today's technology, it's possible to build irons with multiple materials instead of just steel. Titanium has a 42 percent lighter density than steel, while tungsten is twice as heavy. U sing these materials allows designers to move weight to places that help optimize the center of gravity on the club. The lower and deeper they can place the COG, the higher and straighter the ball launches. T oday's irons are all stronglofted. The loft of your new pitching wedge may be closer to what you had in y our 9 or 8-iron years back. How ever, by using different materials in the head and moving the COG, they keep the same trajectory of the old iron, but with greater distance. Imagine a ball coming off the face of your 8iron with the same high trajectory, but with 6-iron speed. You get a shot that drops softly, while traveling farther. C asting processes have come a long way, too. C ompanies have the ability to cast faces less than two millimeters thick. Designers then use that weight savings to increase perimeter w eighting, improving forgiveness. M ost important is that the ability to cast this technology and design improves mass production and lowers costs, giving us a more affordable club with state-of-the-art technology. At one time all forged clubs we re muscle-backs with little forgiveness, making them difficult for recreational golfers to play and enjoy. W ith CNC milling machines and lasers, designers can now carve portions from the forged heads giving them the same perimeter weighting once found only in cast clubs. C omputer simulators also play a role in measuring the drag forces of a design as it goes through the grass. This allows designers to adjust the sole of the iron to optimize how it reacts when it strikes the ground and then adjust their design to make the club more efficient for its target audience. We all want feel in our clubs. It usually tells us how w ell or poorly we struck a shot. Designers are now able to measure the sound waves emitted by a club as it strikes a ball at various points on the face. Engineers then design and implement dampening inserts and stiffening ribs to make the club sound and feel better. We 'v e come a long way in terms of how well and how advanced we build golf equipment. If you have a few holiday bucks to spend on equipment, rest assured that it will be a good investment. 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