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MARTIN COUNTYSTUART JENSEN BEACH PALM CITY HOBE SOUND Vol. 17, No. 7 en-USFriday, July 13, 2018 en-US@HometownNewsMartin @hometownnewsmc @HometownNewsMC 2 N. Sewalls Point Rd. Stuart, FL 772-287-1777 Resort Style Living on Hutchinson Island in Ocean Village Explore Call Joseph R. Melanson 772-486-7243Visit www.JRMRealEstate.comBeautiful bright open oor plan, 3 bedroom home just steps to the beach, golf, tennis, club house, ocean front restaurant, and tiki bar. en-USTREASURE COAST The U.S. Army Corps en-US of Engineers opened the floodgates of Lake en-US Okeechobee discharges anew July 9, sending en-US massive amounts of green-algae-laden water en-US towards both the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie en-US River estuaries.en-US As of July 6, the lake level stood just over 14en-US feet and almost a foot higher than average for this en-US time of year. Army Corps spokesman John Campen-US -en-US bell said the fresh water discharges were necesen-US-en-US sary to protect the communities bordering Lake en-US Okeechobee from flooding. en-US The possible health and safety consequences en-US of not discharging water from the lake far outen-US -en-US weigh the present consequences of resuming the en-US discharges, he said. If the dike breaches, the en-US potential for loss of life is much, much greater.en-US Prior to the Corps latest decision, Rep. Brian en-US Mast had pleaded with Florida Army Corps en-US Commander Col. Jason A. Kirk in a July 5 letter en-USLake discharges begin again en-USParents en-US protest en-US charter en-US school en-USSTUART Although the Martin en-US County School Board approved the en-US Treasure Coast Classical Academys en-US charter last April, some residents still en-US protested that decision at the June 18 en-US meeting, saying theyll hold the School en-US Board members responsible for any failen-US-en-US ings on the part of the academy.en-US The handful of current opponents en-US had previously addressed the School en-US Board during the April 17 hearing when en-US more than 20 people spoke out both in en-US favor and against the District allowing en-US the school following the Barney Charter en-US School Initiative to receive a charter to en-US operate in the county. The Board ultien-US-en-US mately voted 4-1 for approval that eveen-US -en-US ning, with District 4 Board Member en-US Tina McSolely dissenting.en-US Laurie Prim based her opposition, at en-US least in part, to an Orlando Sentinel en-US investigative article on Florida charter en-US schools that she read from.en-US For years education leaders in Florien-US -en-US da have been ratcheting up standards in en-US education for students in public schools, en-US yet theres a glaring inequity in state polen-US -en-US icy when it comes to private school stuen-US -en-US dents attending with state scholarships, en-US she said. Those students arent required en-US to take state exams, the law doesnt allow en-US certain evaluation of curriculum and en-US theres no focus at all by the Department en-US [of Education] on rigor, complexity and en-US breadth. As a result, at least some of en-US these students arent getting the quality en-US'Over the hill' hockey en-USSeeen-US en-US LAKEen-US page 4 Sevin Bullwinkle/staff photographer en-USReferee Andre Lambros, center, prepares to drop the puck for a face-off en-US between the Blue teams Johnny Barron and the Red teams Mike Abel. The en-US Martin County Adult Hockey 30 and Over-The-Hill Hockey Summer Hockey en-US Season 43 Championship tournament was held at the Halpatiokee Park Rink en-US in Stuart on Thursday, July 5. The Red team defeated the Blue team in overen-US -en-US time with a final score of 4-3. en-USFor more information visit hockey. en-US See more photos, page 6 and 8.en-USSeeen-US en-US CHARTERen-US page 9en-USBy Donald Rodrigueen-USFor Hometown Newsen-USBy Donald Rodrigueen-USFor Hometown News en-USINDEX Classified 16 Crossword en-US15 Horoscopes en-US11 Out & About 11 Police Report en-US5 Viewpoint en-US6 en-USCOMMUNITY CALENDAR en-USSee en-US community en-US events on en-US page 2 en-USVISIT US ONLINEen-USWant to catch up on a en-US favorite columnist or see en-US more pictures and more en-US community news? en-USMISSING A en-US FAVORITE FEATURE? en-USCATCH 12en-USHave you found great fish in en-US Treasure Coast waters? See en-US one that didn't get away en-US and see how your own prize en-US could be in the paper soon. en-USWHAT A CATCH! en-USTOWNIES 13en-USTouring with the en-US Townies features en-US reader-submitted en-US photos from travels. en-US Lets see how many en-US places we can go! en-USGOING ON A TRIP? LOOKING FOR A HOME 7 en-USWould you like to meet a en-US regal cat that loves en-US petting and other cats? en-US Visit the Humane Society en-USMEET ZEUS


en-US 2 en-USSATURDAY, JULY 14en-GB en-GB For the Love of Surfing:en-GB Free program to en-GB offer the experience of surfing to children en-GB with autism, Down syndrome, Multiple en-GB Sclerosis and other exceptionalities. Offered en-GB by Future 6 at Stuart Beach every second en-GB Saturday each month from April through en-GB September. Children will be matched with en-GB local volunteer surfers and beach lovers who en-GB will push and catch the children as they glide en-GB through the water. Volunteers are asked to en-GB arrive at 8:30 a.m. and surfing will begin at 9 en-GB a.m. In addition to surfing, the program en-GB offers free interactive arts and sponsored en-GB lunches. Siblings are welcome and en-GB encouraged to participate. en-GB For more en-GB information, visit en-GB en-GB and on Facebook en-GB @future6official.en-US en-US Friends & Family Volunteer Day:en-US 9 a.m. en-US to noon, Treasure Coast Food Bank, 401 en-US Angle Road, Fort Pierce. Introduce your en-US friends and family to the food bank as you en-US help at the Distribution Center to sort and en-US pack food for hungry neighbors. Activities are en-US appropriate for children ages 8 and up. en-US Corporate, church and local groups are all en-US welcome! en-US RSVP online at volunteer. en-US Call (772) 446-1752 or email en-US en-GB Book Swap:en-GB 10:30-11:30 a.m., en-GB Armstrong Wing, Blake Library, 2351 S.E. en-GB Monterey Road, Stuart. An informal en-GB opportunity for adults to meet new friends, en-GB browse pre-publication books, hear what en-GB others are reading and share books you have en-GB read. Facilitated by Janette Noe. en-GB For more en-GB information, contact Janette Noe at (772) en-GB 219-4968 or en-GB jnoe@martin.fl.usen-USMONDAY, JULY 16 FRIDAY, AUG. 17en-GB en-GB Community, Chamber for Schools en-GB (CC4S) School Supply Drive:en-GB School supply en-GB drive to benefit local students. en-GB Call the en-GB Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce at en-GB (772) 334-3444 for school supply drop off en-GB locations.en-USMONDAY, JULY 16 FRIDAY, JULY 20en-GB en-GB Saltwater Fishing 101 immersion en-GB camp:en-GB Summer camp for ages 12-14. 8 a.m. en-GB to 2 p.m., Florida Oceanographic Coastal en-GB Center, 890 N.E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart. Get en-GB reeled into fishing with this introductory en-GB course. Students will learn about fish biology en-GB and conservation as well as fishing tackle, en-GB methods, and techniques, then utilize what en-GB they've learned by wading and dock fishing in en-GB our local waters. All rods, reels, and gear en-GB provided. Specialty immersion camps are en-GB $200 for members, $240 for non-members. en-GB For more information, visit en-GB www.floridaocen-GB -en-GB en-US en-US Vacation Bible School:en-US "Shipwrecked: en-US Rescued by Jesus" Vacation Bible School will en-US be held from 9 a.m. to noon at St. Luke's en-US Episcopal Church, 5150 S.E. Railway Ave., en-US Cove Road at Dixie Highway, Port Salerno. en-US Ages are 4 years old through fifth grade en-US (rising sixth grade). Registration deadline is en-USFlorida Healthy Kids en-US Corporation debuts online en-US KidCare eligibility calculatoren-USTo help Florida families interested in en-US applying for Florida KidCare, the Florida en-US Healthy Kids Corporation (FHKC) has en-US recently debuted a free online eligibility calen-US -en-US culator. This new tool utilizes two key pieces en-US of information family size and annual en-US household income to estimate a familys en-US monthly premium payment for Florida Kiden-US -en-US Care coverage. en-US Florida KidCare offers quality, affordable en-US health and dental insurance to kids from en-US birth through the end of age 18 and encomen-US -en-US passes the following four insurance proen-US-en-US grams: Medicaid, MediKids, Florida en-US Healthy Kids and the Childrens Medical en-US Services Managed Care Plan.en-US FHKC estimates more than 257,000 Florien-US -en-US da children are currently without insurance en-US coverage and nearly half of those children en-US qualify for free or low-cost coverage ($15 or en-US $20/month) through Florida KidCare. en-US Enrollment is open year-round, and the en-US application process is completely free for en-US Florida families. An estimated 62 percent of en-US children in Florida are covered through en-US Florida KidCare.en-US Access the eligibility calculator online at en-US source=en-US For more information about Florida Kiden-US -en-US Care, visit, en-US and for en-US more information about the Florida Healthy en-US Kids Corporation, visit en-USwww.healthykids.en-US org.en-USCommunity calendaren-US Community notes AQUAFINA is a registered trademark of PepsiCo, Inc., 2018 BUBLY and the Bubly Designs are trademarks. & Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. Used with permission. All rights reserved. Book Your Getaway Today! | (407) 586-2000Soak up the sunits time to have some fun!Now August 12, 2018 Schools Out for Summer Sing-A-Long, Swamp Witch Escape Room andBuild-A-BearWorkshop Celebrate the Summer Pool Party andSummerFestAtriumLightShow, bothpresentedbybubly Cypress Springs Family Fun Water Park featuring our Big Cypress 60ftwaterslide anddoubleFlowRider Spa specials, surf showsand much more! Enjoy these family fun activities: The Atlantic Animal Clinic1315 NE Sunview Terr. Jensen BeachCall for an appointment today 334-5901 Vaccine ClinicSaturday, July 21st$500 Rabies ShotsCash & Check Only 8 AM 11 AM 2017 2017 C H O I C E R E A D E R S Now Carrying CBD When July 19th, 10AM 8:30PM772-934-6521 ANTIQUES HOME DECOR FURNITURE COASTAL FARMHOUSE Where 3551 NW Federal Hwy., Jensen Beach(Home Depot Shopping Center) Over 6,000 sf of unique decor items from yesterday and today! Fairy Hair Lady & Tarot Card Reader. Summer Sale Going On Come Celebrate With Us THEN & NOW Gallery ALL MONTH LONG! Marketing opportunities with other business leaders in the community Ribbon cutting ceremony with photo op and a tour of your business FREE 1/8-Page ad in the Hometown News for new membersPalm City Podiatry Kristin Blanchet 3131 SW Mapp Rd. Palm City, FL 34990 772-266-8499 The Audio Visual Guy, Inc. Dean Lopes 1100 SW 24th Street Palm City, FL 34990 772-342-8648 Business Connections for a Positive Change en-USSeeen-US en-US CALENDARen-US, page 7


en-US 3 en-USEarl Stewart is the owner and general en-US manager of Earl Stewart Toyota in North en-US Palm Beach. The dealership is located at en-US 1215 N. Federal Highway in Lake Park. en-US Contact him at, en-US call 561-358-1474, fax 561-658-0746 or en-US emailen-US Florida law enforcement officer, en-US If youre with the Florida en-US Highway Patrol, County Sheriffs en-US Department, or local city police, youre en-US empowered by Florida law to issue citations en-US and warnings to unsafe vehicles on Floridas en-US roads. You typically exercise this duty by en-US citing drivers of vehicles with faulty tail, en-US brake, and head lights, unsafe tires, or even en-US a non-compliant license plate frame.en-US My suggestion to you is to prioritize en-US citing drivers of vehicles with dangerous en-US safety recalls, especially Takata airbags. en-US There are more deaths and injuries from en-US defective Takata airbags in Florida than all en-US the other 49 states. This is because of en-US Floridas above average heat and humidity en-US which causes the airbag inflator to explode, en-US sending shrapnel throughout the inside of en-US the vehicle, killing and maiming passengers. en-US Furthermore, 75 percent of the cars on the en-US roads with safety recalls have never been en-US repaired. Most of these dangerous cars are en-US older and are being driven by a second, en-US third, fourth or later owners. The manufacen-US -en-US turers of these cars are unable to contact en-US most of these endangered drivers because of en-US old, inaccurate addresses. Theres also the en-US apathy of many drivers to take the time to en-US bring their car in for repair. Lastly, thouen-US -en-US sands of vehicles on the road, especially en-US those with defective Takata airbags, have no en-US fix available. The huge Takata airbag recall en-US demand has exceeded the manufacturers en-US capacity to build the airbag inflators. Some en-US vehicle owners are waiting over a year for a en-US replacement airbag.en-US Your squad cars are equipped with en-US sophisticated computers which can en-US cross-reference the license plate number of en-US any vehicle on the roads and display the en-US VIN, vehicle identification number, aka en-US serial number. You have direct access to the en-US National Highway Traffic Associations en-US (NHTSA) database ( en-US This source, with the VIN, tells you if the en-US car youre driving behind has an unfixed en-US Takata air bag or any other dangerous safety en-US recall. The NHTSA data base will also tell en-US you IF there is a fix available for this recall.en-US I suggest that you first issue a warning to en-US all drivers of vehicles with unfixed safety en-US recalls, giving them 7 days to have the en-US vehicle repaired; if they fail to comply, issue en-US a suspension of their drivers license. If the en-US NHTSA database tells you that the safety en-US recall has no fix available, you should en-US require the driver to drive immediately to en-US the nearest dealership of his vehicles make en-US and rent a car or receive a free loaner.en-US Thank you for en-US taking the time en-US to read this letter. en-US Im going en-US directly to you, en-US our Florida law en-US enforcement en-US officers, because our governor, legislators, en-US and regulators have all let us down. Clearly, en-US it should be illegal to sell a car with a en-US dangerous safety recall, but our governor en-US and lawmakers will not act. At the very en-US least, it should be required that the buyer of en-US a car with a dangerous safety recall be en-US advised prior to sale, this has not been done en-US either. Therefore, thousands of used cars en-US with dangerous safety recalls are being sold en-US to unsuspecting Floridians daily.en-US I believe you have the authority and the en-US responsibility to take dangerous vehicles off en-US the road and you can exercise this authority en-US under our existing laws without waiting any en-US longer for the politicians and regulators to en-US act. Furthermore, I believe your action will en-US put the pressure on the politicians, en-US regulators, auto manufacturers and car en-US dealers to do the right thing. The legislators en-US and regulators have sat on their hands en-US because of the huge lobbying efforts by auto en-US manufacturers, car dealers, and their en-US associations. Once the drivers of Florida, en-US most of whom are also VOTERS, begin to en-US be pulled over by law enforcement and en-US warned or have their license suspended, en-US you will see our politicians and regulators en-US suddenly begin to do the right thing.en-US Thanks very much for considering my en-US suggestion, Earl Stewart CUT OUT THIS AD FORIN-STORE DISCOUNTS PARTS, SERVICE & INSTALLATION AVAILABLE M-Sat 9a-6p Sun 11a-4p LARGEST SELECTION OF INDOOR & OUTDOOR FANS ANYWHERE! 7 7 2335-8625 10762 S. US Hwy 1, Port St. Lucie 927 NE Jensen Beach Blvd. 772.334.2151Monday-Saturday 10am-3pm For the Outdoorsman in your life. G AETANO S B EAUTY S ALONHair Styling Extensions Coloring Corrective Coloring MassageIf your hair is not becoming to you, you should be coming to us!!! Winner of many National and International Awards.772-323-082911033 S. 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en-US 4 en-USto delay the discharges due to a massive en-US green algae bloom covering most of the en-US lakes surface.en-US Sending algae-laden water to the St. en-US Lucie Estuary would present a more immien-US-en-US nent and dangerous threat to public health en-US and safety than anything else, he stated in en-US the letter.en-US The Army Corps first began releasing en-US Lake O water to the estuaries on June 1 in en-US response to heavy rains in late May. Those en-US releases began to cause green algae buildup en-US as far away as Fort Myers and Downtown en-US Stuart, where the Hometown News found en-US green algae blooms floating in Frazier Creek en-US and at the Sunset Bay Marina as recently as en-US July 8. The Corps reduced the discharges by en-US 25 percent on June 22 in response to an en-US emergency order by Gov. Rick Scott issued en-US two days prior directing the Florida Departen-US -en-US ment of Environmental Protection to urge en-US the Corps to slow the releases. On June 21, en-US the South Florida Water Management Disen-US-en-US trict implemented a series of new measures en-US designed to work in conjunction with othen-US-en-US ers already in place to help lower the lake en-US level by moving a larger quantity of water en-US into the stormwater treatment areas south of en-US the lake. District Governing Board Chairen-US -en-US man Federico Fernandez stated that day he en-US believed the governors expedited process en-US would cut through much red tape and get en-US the water level down sooner.en-US We are taking every opportunity to en-US remove water from the conservation areas en-US through our regional flood control system, en-US he explained. These measures, combined en-US with necessary actions by our federal parten-US-en-US ners, will help reduce the water levels caused en-US by the record-setting rainfall we have seen en-US so far this wet season.en-US Neither Mr. Fernandez nor the District en-US media office responded to email questions en-US on deadline as to why these late June meaen-US -en-US sures had not had an effect or whether they en-US had even been put into place yet. The Direcen-US-en-US tor of Advocacy for the Coastal Conservaen-US -en-US tion Association of Florida welcomed the en-US states latest efforts but admitted they en-US wouldnt be enough to solve the problem. en-US CCA applauds the effort to send more en-US water south and limit the water being sent to en-US the St. Lucie and the Caloosahatchee rivers, en-US he said. We understand that this is far from en-US the solution, but every little piece helps.en-US Martin County Commissioner Sarah en-US Heard said July 2 she doubted the newest en-US measures by the District would have any en-US effect. She insisted Florida must continue en-US with already approved plans for the Indian en-US River Lagoon project, a component of the en-US 2007 Water Resources Development Act en-US that includes a reservoir and STAs for the en-US C-44 canal, and both reservoirs and STAs en-US for the C-23, C-24 and C-25 canals.en-US We need to construct the projects in en-US CERP [Comprehensive Everglades Restoen-US -en-US ration Project] in a methodical, timely way, en-US she said. All of these critical projects are en-US programmed in the current Integrated en-US Delivery Schedule, a 15-year funded work en-US product schedule agreed to by both Florida en-US and the federal government. None of the en-US subsequent projects, like CEPP [Central en-US Everglades Planning Project] and the EAA en-US [Everglades Agricultural Area] reservoir, en-US will deliver the promised results that show en-US substantial improvements for the St. Lucie en-US and Indian River Lagoon estuaries until and en-US unless the IRL South projects are all comen-US -en-US pleted. en-US St. Lucie County Commissioner Chris en-US Dzadovsky insisted July 8 the Corps needed en-US to update its discharge schedule known as en-US the Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule en-US and stop focusing on making the lake capaen-US -en-US ble of holding more water.en-US The ACOE does need to update the en-US LORS -which involves an Act of Congress en-US -but in the final analysis strengthening the en-US dike is for safety, not to hold larger amounts en-US of water over time, he said. Increasing the en-US depth of the lake will severely hinder the en-US ecosystem that is Lake Okeechobee. Killing en-US one for the other does not make logical en-US sense.en-US Both the Martin and St Lucie county en-US commissions sent resolutions to Tallahassee en-US in June urging the prompt completion of the en-US Indian River Lagoon South project. Comen-US-en-US missioner Heard warned her fellow comen-US-en-US missioners right before the unanimous en-US approval of the resolutionthat the CEPP en-US and EAA projects appeared to be crowding en-US the local canal portions of IRL South out of en-US the way.en-US So, it looks like C-23/C-24 may be slipen-US-en-US ping, and CEPP and EAA reservoir projects en-US may be leapfrogging over these, which is en-US really dangerous for us, she said June 12. en-US So I would urge that we write to our state en-US legislators and our federal legislators and let en-US them know in no uncertain terms that the en-US C-23/C-24 projects have to continue, they en-US have to be in design and they have to be en-US funded, because otherwise we are en-US over-promising and we are going to en-US under-deliver. We are not going to receive en-US the benefits from the EAA storage and we en-USare not going to receive the benefits from en-US CEPP storage if we dont do these projects en-US first. en-US St. Lucie County Commissioner Dzaen-US -en-US dovsky worried about the potential health en-US threats from the pollutants and latest en-US onslaught of green algae being released en-US from Lake Okeechobee and said prevention en-US would be less costly.en-US It is however the pollutants such as en-US nitrogen, phosphorous, heavy metals, pestien-US -en-US cides, herbicides, and the like, that are createn-US -en-US ing life-threatening problems such as liver en-US damage, kidney damage, early onset of en-US dementia and Alzheimers, he said. The en-US cost of keeping contaminants out of the sysen-US-en-US tem is far less expensive than having to en-US spend billions in building STAs and treaten-US-en-US ment trains in removing contamination. en-US The people of Florida have provided a clear en-US message with the 2014 Amendment 1 referen-US -en-US endum with a funding source to make a en-US very focused effort to implement CERP en-US [Comprehensive Everglades Restoration en-US Plan] and the collective components to en-US clean up our waterways and fix the plumben-US -en-US ing once and for all en-US For her part, Commissioner Heard insists en-US the state must focus on keeping water from en-US overwhelming Lake Okeechobee to begin en-US with.en-US Additionally, Florida must create addien-US -en-US tional storage and treatment north of Lake en-US Okeechobee, she said.en-US Although Indian River County Commisen-US-en-US sion Chairman Peter OBryan said dischargen-US -en-US es from the lake do not affect his portion of en-US the Lagoon, he concurs with Commissioner en-US Heard on northern storage and believes en-US moving water south could potential help its en-US southern portion on the Treasure Coast. en-US As far as Lake O, storing more water to Verticals PlusFamily Owned & Operated Since 1989Custom Made BlindsCellular & Pleated Shades, Faux Wood & Wood Blinds, Shutters, Quality Verticals, Woven Woods, Mini Blinds & More 10% OFF( orders of $500 or more)Exp. 8-3-182201 S.E. 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en-US 5 en-USthe north to prevent it from flowing into the en-US lake would be a big positive, he said. Any en-US reduction in flow will help the lagoon down en-US in Martin and St. Lucie counties. There will en-US still be nutrients entering the lagoon from en-US the local watersheds, as well as from leaking en-US septic systems and fertilizer run off, but en-US stopping the flow will help keep the lagoon en-US brackish, which will prevent more blooms.en-US Indian River County is also working proen-US -en-US actively to address the other forms of polluen-US -en-US tion that negatively affect that portion of the en-US estuary.en-US We currently have four nutrient removal en-US projects running, Chairman OBryan en-US added. Later this fall we will be opening a en-US new 83-acre stormwater park. We should en-US also be completing a nutrient removal projen-US-en-US ect on the north relief canal. We are in the en-US midst of two septic-to-sewer projects, and en-US our Board has committed 20 percent per en-US year for the next five years of sales tax reveen-US -en-US nue to Lagoon projects. en-US About the latest discharges beginning July en-US 9, Commissioner Heard admitted the Army en-US Corps needs more authority to make its own en-US decisions.en-US The Corps doesnt have the discretion it en-US needs in order to prioritize public health en-US and safety, she said. The LORS schedule en-US dictates when and where it releases from en-US Lake O. Sen. Nelson said on Wednesday en-US (July 4) that he has a placeholder in the Senen-US -en-US ate WRDA bill. Use that placeholder to give en-US the Corps the ability to prioritize health and en-US public safety in order to manage Lake O.en-US Arrests listed were made June 28 through en-US July 4.en-USMartin County en-US Sheriffs Officeen-US Nicholas Joseph Stasio, 20, of Palm City, en-US was charged with burglary.en-US Corey Sean Cirillo, 39, of Stuart, was en-US charged with burglary of structure or conen-US-en-US veyance, with burglary, with obtaining en-US goods through fraudulent use of credit card, en-US with obtaining credit card through frauduen-US -en-US lent means, and with petit theft.en-US Louis Edward Lino, 26, of Stuart, was en-US charged with possession of marijuana en-US more than 20 grams.en-US Jason Allen Moody, 40, of Stuart, was en-US charged with possession of controlled suben-US-en-US stance.en-US Antonio Quintero, 45, of Indiantown, en-US was charged with possession of controlled en-US substance and with sale, manufacture, or en-US delivery of drugs within 1,000 feet of a specen-US -en-US ified area.en-US Daniel James Smith, 31, of Hobe Sound, en-US was charged with sale of a controlled suben-US-en-US stance, with possession of a controlled suben-US -en-US stance, and with unlawful use of two-way en-US communications device to facilitate a felony.en-US Elder Jhovani Velasquez, 20, of Stuart, en-US was charged with felony battery causing en-US great bodily harm.en-US Brianna Nicole Chase, 20, of Port St. en-US Lucie, was charged with possession of marien-US-en-US juana more than 20 grams.en-US Wayne Conrad Graham, 40, of Stuart, en-US was charged with grand theft of motor vehien-US -en-US cle, with attempt to flee or elude law enforceen-US -en-US ment high speed, with driving while en-US license suspended or revoked, and with posen-US -en-US session or use of drug paraphernalia.en-US James Dean Lanzaro, 26, of Port St. en-US Lucie, was charged with ten counts of posen-US -en-US session of controlled substance, and with en-US failure to appear misdemeanor.en-US Carlos Ivan Velasquez, 25, of Sunrise, en-US was charged with possession of marijuana en-US more than 20 grams and with possession or en-US use of drug paraphernalia.en-US Priscilla Daisy Corpus, 21, of North en-US Lauderdale, was charged with possession of en-US ten or more certain forged bills, with utteren-US -en-US ing false or forged bank bills, notes, checks en-US or drafts, and with permitting unauthorized en-US person to drive.en-US Anthony Robert Babecki, 38, of Port St. en-US Lucie, was charged with trafficking drugs en-US and with possession of controlled substance.en-US Robert Lee May, 41, of Hobe Sound, was en-US charged with domestic battery by strangulaen-US-en-US tion. en-USStuart Police Departmenten-US Afsana Ahmed, 26, of Pompano Beach, en-US was charged with three counts of uttering en-US false or forged bank bill, note, check or en-US draft.en-USPolice reporten-USEditors note: en-US This is a list of arrests, not en-US convictions, and all arrestees are presumed en-US innocent unless or until proven guilty in a en-US court of law. 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en-USFRIDAY, JULY 13, 2018 en-US MARTIN COUNTYen-US WWW.HOMETOWNNEWSMC.COM PAGE 6en-USRantsen-US & en-USRaves Published weekly by Hometown News, L.C., 5059 Turnpike Feeder Road, Ft. Pierce, FL 34951 Copyright 2018, Hometown News, L.C.Voted # 1 Community Newspaper in America in 2005, 2006, 2007. One of the top 3 in America every year since 2003. Farris Robinson ...................................President Vernon D. Smith .................................. Managing Partner Don Hornbeck ..................................... Regional Circulation Manager Flora Wilkerson ................................... Circulation Administrator Robin Bevilacqua ................................ Human Resources Annita Ferrante ................................... Account Receivable Amanda Wheaton .............................. Credit & Collections Kathy Young ........................................ Major/Natl. Accounts Manager Julie Cleveland ..................................... 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Staff Writer Sarah Callender ..................................Paginator Phone (772) 465-5656 Fax (772) 465-5301Classified (800) 823-0466 Rants & Raves (866) 465-5504Circulation Inquiries 1-866-913-6397 circulation@hometownnewsol.comMARTIN en-USVIEWPOINT en-USGot something to say? en-USEmail the Hometown Rants & Raves at en-USnewsfp@hometownnewsol.comen-USThe Rants and Raves section provides a chance for readers to share their thoughts with en-US other readers. The opinions included are not those of Hometown News or its employees.en-USPlease limit your submissions to 250 words, so that we can include more entries. en-US Readers are asked to refrain from making slanderous or libelous statements. Whats with the en-USlawn ornaments?en-USWhy do folks own boats, trailed and en-US stored in their yards, that never seem to get en-US any use? At least one house in Port St. Lucie en-US has no less than four trailed boats stored on en-US this residential property. These unused en-US boats are just some sort of lawn trophy en-US Hey, I am so rich and wasteful, I own a boat en-US I never use. If the boat hasnt touched water en-US in a year, sell it to someone who wants use it en-US and not just own it.en-USHelp to reduce panicen-USWe can reduce the panic spread by the en-US Chicken Little local news as weather peren-US -en-US sons during hurricane season. We need a en-US website that, when you enter your zip code en-US and a hurricane is near, will give you the en-US winds expected in that zip code in the next en-US 24, 36, and 48 hours. That way, the panic en-US about high winds can be narrowed to a en-US small area instead of wide spread panic.en-USStop fighting Brightlineen-USIt seems fighting against Brightline has en-US had another side effect for the Treasure en-US Coast, not only will we not be getting a train en-US station here to slow it down on its way to en-US Orlando and Disney to connect a metropolen-US -en-US itan area of 6 million with a metro area of 3 en-US million, now we wont be silencing our en-US horns any time soon the way cities to our en-US South are about to. According to the Palm en-US Beach newspapers May 10th headlines, en-US Brightlines upgrades are about to silence en-US train horns on FCC tracks in six out of seven en-US cities beginning really soon. Anybody liven-US-en-US ing within a mile of the tracks knows the en-US nightly assault on the ears hearing those en-US horns blaring in the silence of the night at en-US two, three and four oclock in the morning. en-US Many must be regretting the decision to en-US fight against the trains coming by here and en-US the silencing of the horns that would have en-US brought us. Now as these trains approach, en-US theyll keep mercilessly blaring their horns en-US as hard as they possibly could during the en-US wee hours of the morning just remind us of en-US our stupidity and the transfer of wealth to en-US the lawyers pockets fighting this losing war. en-US You aint stopping this train, sorry, aint en-US going to happen. Fight for a train station en-US instead.en-USVote no!en-USVote No to Incorporate. I have been comen-US -en-US ing to Hobe Sound for forty years and it has en-US not changed much over time. Yes, there are en-US more homes and the shopping centers at en-US Bridge Road and US 1 but the quaintness of en-US Hobe Sound is still here. What are the proen-US -en-US ponents of incorporation going to save us en-US from? Martin County has been doing a good en-US job preserving Hobe Sound. In my opinion en-US there are hidden agendas with the people en-US pushing for incorporation. Taxes will go up en-US to pay for an additional layer of Governen-US -en-US ment that is not needed. Remember the old en-US saying If it isnt broken dont fix it en-USBe kind to iguanasen-USIts important to remember that animals en-US like the iguanas and boa constrictors en-US invading Florida were once pets, en-US dumped when the novelty wore off. They en-US are here through no fault of their own and en-US should be dealt with humanely. Startling en-US people and eating plants surely shouldnt be en-US cause for a death sentence.en-US In general, iguanas want to stay away en-US from you as much as you want to stay away en-US from them. Make your property unappealen-US-en-US ing to iguanas. There are many plants and en-US ornamentals that iguanas do not eat. If you en-US have fruit trees, dont let dropped fruit stay en-US on the ground. Seal holes, cracks in the walls en-US and floors, and spaces around doors, winen-US-en-US dows, and plumbing. Make sure your en-US screens are secure and undamaged. Keep en-US brushy areas where iguanas like to nest to a en-US minimum. Hang cheap CDs as wind chimes en-US from trees or prized plants (the reflective en-US surfaces often scare iguanas away). Nonleen-US-en-US thal deterrent sprays are available at harden-US -en-US ware stores. Living in harmony with en-US free-roaming iguanas is possible without en-US having to bash their skulls in.en-USWalking dogsen-USLets be honest, people walk their dogs so en-US they can relieve themselves on other peoen-US -en-US ples property. Some walking the dog at en-US night, unleashed, so they dont have to bothen-US -en-US er to clean up and some are doing it in dayen-US -en-US time too. Confronted, they get feisty and try en-US to make you the bad person on top of it. I en-US could easily do without this kind of neighen-US -en-US bors. en-USJust a few thingsen-USFirst I wish to thank the Vietnam Veteren-US -en-US ans of St. Lucie County for the Military en-US Appreciation Game for ALL veterans. But en-US while at the game, I witnessed a grown man en-US grab a baseball that three children were en-US chasing. Instead of giving it to one of the en-US kids, he held his trophy up as if hed done en-US something special. Taking candy from a en-US baby? Shame!!en-US And also shame on the City of Fort Pierce en-US for putting money above locally owned en-US businesses. The Tiki Bar will no longer be en-US locally owned, and I will no longer give en-US them my business. There are too many en-US locally owned businesses that will appreciate en-USit more. en-USSevin Bullwinkle/staff photographeren-USThe Over-The-Hill Summer Hockey Season 43 Champions: Red en-US team members Mike Abel, Ryan Lixie, Bob Glenn, Matt Pompa en-US (Goalie), Mark Ulrich, Vinny DeVita, Chris Miele and Ben Baxter, en-US with Referee Andre Lambros. en-USThe champions!


en-US 7 en-USJuly 13. Fees are $25 for first child; $10 for en-US second child in same family; and $5 for third en-US child in same family. en-USTo register, call (772) en-US 286-5455 or go to en-US, JULY 17en-US en-US Celebrate Recovery:en-US Each Tuesday at en-US The Grace Place, 1550 S.E. Salerno Road, en-US Stuart. Meant for help in dealing with any en-US type of hurts, hang-ups or habits. Dinner at 6 en-US p.m., large group meeting at 7 p.m., open en-US share groups at 8 p.m., Cross Talk Cafe at 9 en-US p.m. en-US Call (772) 288-3593.en-US en-US Overeaters Anonymous en-US meeting: Tuesdays, 6 p.m., St. Marys en-USEpiscopal Church, 623 S.E. Ocean Blvd., en-US Stuart, in Smith Hall next to the Cracker en-US Barrel Thrift Shop. No dues, fees or weigh-in. Call (772) 263-2109 or visit en-US Tuesday Night Car Show:en-US 6:30-8:30 en-US p.m., each Tuesday, weather permitting, in en-US the Lowes parking lot, 3620 S.E. Federal en-US Highway, Stuart. Antique, collector and en-US classic cars, plus raffles and 50/50 drawing, en-US and music from the '50s and '60s. Food and en-US drinks also available. Show is free to en-US spectators, $3 for car owners. en-US For more en-US information, contact Jim Serra at (772) 285-en-US 3320 or en-US, JULY 18en-US en-US Faith and Book Discussion Group:en-US 10 en-US a.m. every Wednesday, Unitarian en-US Universalists of the Treasure Coast, 21 S.E. en-US Central Parkway, Stuart. Non-denominational en-US group. Books are available at a discount en-US through the group. Free, public is welcome. en-US For more information, visit en-US, JULY 19en-US en-US Creating for a Cause:en-US 2-3:30 p.m., en-US Donahue Community Room, en-GB Cummings en-GB Library, 2551 S.W. Matheson Ave., Palm City. en-US Join an informal group of adults to stitch, en-US knit, crochet or craft items to be donated to en-US local or national programs. Bring your ideas, en-US enthusiasm and skills or learn new ones. We en-US have some supplies, notions and 2 sewing en-US machines. You may bring your own machine. en-US This month we'll be working with Ryan's Case en-US for Smiles, making pillowcases for kids at en-US Martin Memorial Hospital, helping kids feel en-US better to heal better. Free, sponsored by the en-US Friends of the Martin County Library System, en-US Inc. en-US Contact library staff at (772) 288-2551 en-US or en-US palm@martin.fl.usen-US en-US Jammin Jensen:en-US 6-9:30 p.m., every en-US Thursday night in downtown Jensen Beach en-US except for Thanksgiving. en-USFor more en-US information, visit en-US FRIDAY, JULY 20en-GB en-GB Hobe Sound Nature Center Summer en-GB Nature Camp:en-GB The Hobe Sound Nature en-GB Center's Nature Camp is designed to en-GB acquaint your child with the natural world en-GB around them, with live native wildlife en-GB presentations, nature crafts and games, en-GB netting and more are included in the one en-GB week program. Runs 9 a.m. to noon, en-GB Mondays through Fridays; there is no camp en-GB in the week of July 4. The camp is open to all en-GB students ages 6 to 12; fee is $90 per en-GB student, $85 for additional siblings. No en-GB transportation provided. en-GB For more en-GB information or to register, visiten-GB http://en-GB calendar/summer_camp No Dealer FeesDealer fees average about $1,000 in South Florida. Earl Stewart is one of the very few who say "No. Dealer Fees. Ever."The Earl Stewart CodeIt's what we live by every day: the DNA that drives the awesome customer experience we provide.7 Day Unconditional Money Back Returns on Used CarsBuying a used car can be scary...but not at Earl Stewart Toyota.3 Day Unconditional Money Back Returns on New CarsChanged your mind? No big deal!What Makes Us Dierent?It starts with our employees; we work hard to make this a special place.1PriceAn honest, low price right up front without haggling and without bogus add on fees!Red PhonesFour hotlines at Earl Stewart Toyota connect you instantly to Earl Stewart's personal iPhone. No reason is too small to call!Confessions of a Recovering Car DealerEarl Stewart's book that spills the beans! Great resource to protect yourself from getting ripped o by a car dealer.Tires For LifeGet replacement tires for life at no charge when you buy a new Toyota or a Certied Used Toyota from us. Learn more at www.EarlStewartToyota.com800-378-5111 en-USIn mythology, Zeus is the all-powerful ruler of Mount Olympus. Our en-US Zeus is the benevolent ruler of the HSTC North Thrift Store. He has en-US a regal, cool cat demeanor but hes really quite the lover. Zeus en-US loves to be petted and rub noses, and he gets along well with other en-US cats. His owner had to surrender him for health reasons, so now en-US this handsome, 4 year old boy is looking for his fur-ever home. en-US Come visit him at the North Store located at 1099 NW 21st St. in Stuart or online at Looking for a home en-USCalendaren-USFrom page 2


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en-US 9 en-USof education they need to succeed, and taxen-US -en-US payers are not getting their moneys worth.en-US Ms. Prim also cited cases where some en-US schools hired educators without college en-US degrees, some hired staff with criminal en-US records and some falsified safety records, en-US and insinuated the four Board members en-US approving the TCCA charter could eventuen-US -en-US ally lose their seats.en-US We will be watching and the job of the en-US school board members is to be doing that, en-US she said as she pointing toward the dais. en-US And the job of us, the voters, is to make en-US sure that those seats will be filled by school en-US board members doing their job.en-US Another speaker, Bill Smithson, said he en-US strongly objected approval of the TCCA en-US application on many levels too numerous to en-US mention and concurred with Ms. McSoleys en-US comment that the academy offered nothing en-US different than that already offered by the en-US Districts own A-rated schools. He particuen-US -en-US larly opposed the charter because the Baren-US -en-US ney Charter School Initiative was started by en-US a Christian college, a view shared by others en-US during the April meeting.en-US First, the approval of TCCAs charter en-US application is in direct violation of the U.S. en-US Constitution for The First Amendment en-US Establishment Clause, he said. TCCA -en-US like all classical education academies -is en-US directly tied to Hillsdale College a private, en-US ultra-conservative institution in Southern en-US Michigan that describes itself as non-sectaren-US -en-US ian Christian dedicated to civil and religious en-US liberty. As a secular Jew and humanist, I do en-US not want one penny of my tax dollars spent en-US on a private classical education. Parents who en-US want this type of education for their chilen-US -en-US dren need to pay for it as with any other prien-US -en-US vate school.en-US For her part, Heather Rogers asked the en-US Board to investigate the performance of en-US other charter schools around the nation and en-US report back to the public with their findings.en-US You need to ensure that charter school en-US students that may attend the Treasure Coast en-US Classical Academy arent at an intellectual en-US disadvantage, she said. They wont be folen-US-en-US lowing common core. Would this make en-US their institution inferior to the instruction en-US used in public schools? At Julys meeting, I en-US would like for you to report to the public en-US how many charters have closed in Florida, en-US how much money has the state lost from en-US these charters closing, what are the suben-US-en-US groups of children in these charter schools en-US and what are their scores in the FSA in comen-US-en-US parison to public school achievements. The en-US citizens of Martin County need to be eduen-US-en-US cated on what you are approving in our disen-US -en-US trict since you will be using taxpayer dollars en-US to support this charter School.en-US None of the School Board members chose en-US to respond to their comments since the maten-US -en-US ter had been settled in April and the item en-US did not appear on that evenings agenda. en-US Two of the TCCA Board members, Erika en-US Donalds and Shawn Frost, did however en-US respond to Hometown News questions via en-US email as to some of the allegations made en-US during the recent meeting and their reasons en-US for supporting the school charter. The foren-US -en-US mer, who helped found the Mason Classical en-US Academy in Naples that follows the same en-US Barney Charter School Initiative curricuen-US -en-US lum, insisted that nothing from the colleges en-US religious doctrine would seep into the curen-US -en-US riculum because TCCA is a public school.en-US As with all public schools (and all Hillsen-US -en-US dale charter schools), the school is comen-US -en-US pletely secular, she said. TCCA will teach en-US civic values but will be neutral with respect en-US to religion and will not provide religious en-US instruction.en-US Ms. Donalds, who now holds a seat on the en-US Collier County School Board, explained en-US that Martin County parents recruited her en-US for the local charter campaign for a Hillsen-US-en-US dale classical school.en-US I learned that Martin County has very en-US few public school choice options (none for en-US elementary and middle outside of the school en-US for autistic students), and has the secen-US -en-US ond-highest percentage of students attenden-US -en-US ing private school in the state (nearly 27 peren-US -en-US cent), she said. I believe in the classical en-US model and want to see it offered as a free en-US public school option in every community.en-US Mr. Frost, who currently serves as the en-US chairman of the Indian River County School en-US Board and said his role in Martin County en-US was strictly in a non-official capacity as a en-US volunteer board member, echoed Ms. Donen-US -en-US alds sentiments.en-US I believe in the classical liberal arts curen-US -en-US riculum and philosophy of education and en-US believe that every community should have en-US this as an option for parents to select, he en-US said. The volunteer governing board mem en-US-en-US bers for TCCA are doing a great job of en-US bringing this possibility to Martin County, en-US and parents are excited about the prospect en-US of a different schooling option.en-US Mr. Frost emphasized that the Martin en-US academy, like all other classical campuses, en-US was linked to the others only by its parent en-US curriculum but that fact alone would give it TREASURE COAST Just in time for en-USone of the busiest driving days of the year, en-US gas prices rose to their highest for an Indeen-US -en-US pendence Day holiday in four years.en-US AAA estimated that gas prices nationwide en-US would average $2.86 per gallon on the en-US fourth of July. GasBuddy had a slightly highen-US -en-US er projection, estimating that drivers would en-US pay an average of $2.90 per gallon.en-US In Florida, the Independence Day average en-US was $2.706, 13th lowest in the nation. The en-US lowest Florida prices were $2.49 in Clearwaen-US -en-US ter.en-US South Carolina had the lowest average at en-US 2.515. Hawaii had the highest average at en-US 3.686.en-US AAA and GasBuddy agreed that this en-US would be the highest Independence Day gas en-US prices since 2014, when the national average en-US hit $3.66 per gallon. Over the first four days en-US of July, GasBuddy estimated, gas purchases en-US cost motorists $1.02 billion more than last en-US year.en-US Several domestic and international facen-US-en-US tors are driving the high prices. According en-US to the U.S. Energy Information Administraen-US-en-US tion, U.S. exports have surged to a record en-US high. While U.S. refineries are running at a en-US very high 97.5 percent of capacity, much of en-US that domestically produced oil is sold en-US abroad.en-US As the EIA explains on its website, Refinen-US -en-US ers in the U.S. Gulf Coast region frequently en-US find that it makes economic sense to export en-US some of their gasoline to Mexico rather than en-US shipping it to the East Coast of the United en-US States.en-US The record setting exports dramatically en-US increase the amount of petroleum the U.S. en-US needs to import. According to the EIA, in en-US 2017 the United States produced about 15.4 en-US million barrels of petroleum per day en-US (MMb/d), and it consumed about 19.9 en-US MMb/d. en-US In 2017, total U.S. petroleum exports en-US averaged about 6.3 MMb/d.en-US Canada is the largest source of U.S. petroen-US -en-US leum imports. Canadas share of U.S. petroen-US-en-US leum imports has increased from 15 percent en-US in 1994 to 40 percent in 2017.en-US After Canada, the largest sources of U.S. en-US petroleum imports were Saudi Arabia, 9 en-US percent, Mexico, 7 percent, Venezuela, 7 en-US percent, and Iraq, 6 percent.en-US According to the EIA, petroleum figures en-US include more products than just crude oil. en-US Petroleum includes gasoline, diesel fuel, jet en-US fuel, unfinished oils, and other liquids such en-US as fuel ethanol.en-US The five largest destinations of U.S. petroen-US -en-US leum exports in 2017 were Mexico, 17 peren-US -en-US cent, Canada, 13 percent, China, 7 percent, en-US Brazil, 6 percent, and Japan, 6 percent.en-US U.S. petroleum imports peaked in 2005 en-US and then declined until 2015. This was the en-US result of many factors, including a decline in en-US consumption, improvements in vehicle fuel en-US economy, increased use of domestic biofuels en-US like ethanol, and increased domestic proen-US-en-US duction of crude oil and hydrocarbon gas en-US liquids. That trend reversed in 2015, and en-US imports and consumption both increased in en-US 2015 through 2017.en-US Going into the July 4 holiday, I cant en-US remember the last time oil markets were so en-US active, said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroen-US -en-US leum analysis for GasBuddy. Oil has surged en-US over 10 percent just in time for summers en-US busiest travel holiday, costing motorists over en-US $1 billion more than last year. All the ingreen-US -en-US dients exist for the national average to inch en-US closer to $3 per gallon, just in time for the en-US second half of the summer. Undoubtedly, en-US the second half of the summer will be pricien-US -en-US er than the first, thanks to OPECs producen-US -en-US tion increase falling short of expectations, en-US sanctions to be placed back on Iran by en-US November and falling U.S. oil inventories. en-US And to rub some salt in the wound, hurrien-US -en-US cane season is upon us, adding more guessen-US-en-US work to where gas prices might spend the en-US second half of the summer. Be ready for volen-US -en-US atility and likely higher prices at the pump en-US in July and August.en-US The State Department has ordered buyers en-US to reduce or end oil purchases from Iran by en-US November. At the same time, total petroen-US -en-US leum exports from the U.S. hitting a record en-US high have reduced U.S. inventories to about en-US a third of what was expected. AAA says a en-US consistent decline in supplies could spark en-US even higher gas prices.en-US Elevated crude oil prices and other geoen-US -en-US political concerns could tilt gas prices more en-US expensive in the early fall despite an expecten-US-en-US ed increase in global crude production from en-US OPEC and its partners, said AAA spokesen-US-en-US person Jeanette Casselano.en-US AAA is tracking other factors it expects to en-US impact pump prices through the fall, includen-US -en-US ing increasing demand in the U.S. and ecoen-USen-USnomic volatility in Libya and Venezuela.en-US If U.S. demand remains strong and en-US domestic and global supply decline, motoren-US -en-US ists may see the national gas prices average en-US to potentially jump back up to nearly $3/en-US gallon in coming months, added Ms. Casen-US-en-US selano.en-USGas prices hit four-year high as exports surgeen-USBy Mike Winikoffen-USmwinikoff@hometownnewsol.comen-USCharteren-USFrom page 1 en-USSeeen-US en-US CHARTERen-US page 16


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en-USFRIDAY, JULY 13en-GB en-GB Animals Rock @ Your Library: Florida's en-GB Vanishing Species:en-GB 11 a.m. to noon, en-GB Donahue Community Room, Cummings en-GB Library, 2551 S.W. Matheson Ave., Palm City. en-GB The Hobe Sound Nature Center will present en-GB reasons for the decline of numerous locally en-GB threatened & endangered animals. Confiscaen-GB -en-GB tions are used, including shells, skins & en-GB decorative items. Children can meet en-GB members of their Teaching Team. en-GB For more en-GB information, contact library staff at (772) en-GB 288-2551 or email en-GB palm@martin.fl.ussen-USSATURDAY, JULY 14en-GB en-GB The Pirates' Treasure Adventure:en-GB A en-GB Summer reading show for children of all en-GB ages, featuring interactive participation, en-GB balloons, magic and comedy. Pirate Pete has en-GB lost his precious treasure and he needs you en-GB to help him find it! Two shows presented by en-GB James Chartier. First is at 10:30-11:30 a.m., en-GB Anderson Community Room, Morgade en-GB Library, 5851 SE Community Drive, Stuart. en-GB Second is at 3-4 p.m., Community Room, en-GB Lahti Library, 15200 S.W. Adams Ave., en-GB Indiantown. en-GB Contact Morgade library staff at en-GB (772) 463-3245 or en-GB, en-GB and contact Lahti library staff at (772) en-GB 597-4200 or en-GB indian@martin.fl.usen-USSATURDAY, JULY 14 SUNDAY, JULY 15en-US en-US Free summer movies:en-US Showing 'My Fair en-US Lady' and 'The Greatest Showman' at The en-US Lyric Theatre, 59 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. en-US 'My Fair Lady' show times are 3 p.m. en-US Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday. 'The Greatest en-US Showman' show times are 7 p.m. Saturday Harold Seay Thurs., July 19 & Sat., July 21 David Goodman Fri., July 20Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 11-9 PM Fri. & Sat. 11-10 PM Closed Major Holidays FREEHUSH PUPPY APPETIZERMinumum Purchase of $25At Fresh Catch Seafood Grill. Not to be combined w/other discounts. Dine in only. One coupon per table. Exp. 08-31-18 HTN $5 OFF LUNCH OR DINNERMinumum Purchase of $25At Fresh Catch Seafood Grill. Not to be combined w/other discounts. Dine-in only. One coupon per table. Exp. 08-31-18 HTN. LIVE MUSIC en-USARIES March 21/April 20en-USIt can be challenging to silence your suspien-US -en-US cious mind, Aries. Not everyone is trying to en-US pull the wool over your eyes. Avoid gossip en-US whenever possible, and youll be fine.en-USTAURUS April 21/May 21en-USWear your heart on your sleeve, Taurus. Doing en-US so may endear you to others. It may seem like en-US youre putting all your cards on the table, but en-US youre showing youre genuine.en-USGEMINI May 22/June 21en-USToning things down is not necessarily your en-US style, Gemini. But this week you may want to en-US keep a few details to yourself. Maintain a low en-US profile for the next few days.en-USCANCER June 22/July 22en-USCancer, it is very easy to get wrapped up in the en-US problems of others. But sometimes you have en-US to let others work things out on their own. en-US Offer advice if it is sought.en-USLEO July 23/Aug. 23en-USLeo, behind the big lions roar beats the heart en-US of a pussy cat. Your sensitive side is bound to en-US come through this week, when you may proen-US-en-US vide comfort to a person in need.en-USVIRGO Aug. 24/Sept. 22en-USWhat you show to the public may not be the en-US true Virgo you keep close to yourself. Let a few en-US intimate details sneak out, and you may be en-US surprised at the reactions.en-USLIBRA Sept. 23/Oct. 23en-USThis is a prime time to nurture business relaen-US-en-US tionships that could push your employment en-US career into a new direction, Libra. There are en-US many possibilities at your disposal.en-USSCORPIO Oct. 24/Nov. 22en-USIt can be difficult for your detailed-oriented en-US self to draw the line at what to include in a en-US task and what to leave out. You strive for peren-US -en-USHoroscopesen-USCounty challenges residents en-US to get out and play en-USMARTIN COUNTY July is National en-US Park and Recreation Month and Martin en-US County Parks and Recreation staff wants to en-US challenge you to stay active and visit our en-US parks! During the month of July, complete en-US at least 6 of the 9 challenges listed for a en-US chance to win awesome prizes! Dont delay, en-US only the first 10 complete challenge entries en-US received by 11:59 p.m. July 31 will win a en-US prize!en-US Heres how it works:en-US Visit our parks and complete each one en-US of the challenges listed on the carden-US Take a photo when completing each en-US challenge and check the appropriate white en-US box on the challenge carden-US Complete at least 6 of the 9 challenges en-US for a chance to winen-US E-mail all your photos and challenge en-US card with your name and phone number to en-US events@martin.fl.usen-US (one e-mail per particien-US-en-US pant, incomplete entries wont be accepted)en-US Post your photos on social media and en-US use the hashtag #LoveMCParksen-US Tag us on Facebook @MyMCParksen-US Prizes include a Family Fun Pack to the Out en-GB en-GB&en-GB en-GBabout en-USSevin Bullwinkle/staff photographeren-USElliana and Emerson Lovatt, 8 and 6, and Zoe Hoper, 7, play and cool en-US off in the fountains at the Indian Riverside Park on Friday, July 6.en-USSeeen-US en-US OUTen-US page 12en-US Seeen-US en-US SCOPESen-US, page 16 FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2018 en-USMARTIN COUNTYen-US WWW.HOMETOWNNEWSMC.COM PAGE 11en-USDining en-US &en-US Entertainmenten-USFor Hometown Newsen-USnewsfp@hometownnewsol.comen-USSeeen-US en-US PLAYen-US page 12


en-US 12 en-USFlorida Oceanographic Coastal Center, en-US Family Fun Day Pack to Sailfish Splash en-US Waterpark, family two-hour sailing lesson en-US on a Hobie Wave catamaran and a one-day en-US rental with the U.S. Sailing Center Martin en-US County, Carrabbas gift card, Kilwins gift en-US certificate and much more!en-US Martin County Parks and Recreation en-US manages 77 parks consisting of 1,784 acres en-US of park land and 15,000 linear feet of ocean en-US beaches. With a dedicated staff of 50 full-en-US time and 135 seasonal employees, Martin en-US County Parks and Recreation offers resien-US -en-US dents and visitors 38 baseball and softball en-US fields, 28 playgrounds, 26 soccer and footen-US-en-US ball fields and 26 boat ramps. Our parks and en-US recreation department is one of only 166 en-US accredited park and recreation agencies in en-US the entire United States.en-US Take the challenge this July by visiting en-US your Martin County parks! en-US For questions on the challenge or for more en-US information, call (772) 221-1430. Two Locations 7820 Lost River Road Stuart 1624 SE Federal Hwy Stuart Lost River Location Only LARGE CHEESE PIZZA $8.99 (Mon. Wed.)For Business Hours & Special Events Call:772-872-7333or visit:*Free Appetizer with a minimum $50 purchaseWith this ad. Expires 7-27-18 *Appetizer value must be less than $18. Not to be combined with other oers. Not valid Fridays or Saturdays. Must have original ad, no copies.+ tax Take-out only Come to the Treasure Coasts Premier Resort For Outstanding Cuisine, Relaxation, Fun & Live Entertainment Join us for BreakfastSaturday & Sunday 8:00am to 11:00am$6 Happy Hour Menu3-6pm every Lunch & Dinner Daily Waterfront Dining Tiki Bar with Live Music Waterfront Hotel Rooms Breakfast On The Water772-287-25004307 SE Bayview St, Stuart CONCERTS IN THE POCKET EVERY WEDNESDAY STARTING AT 7:00 PM AT THE TIKI BAR en-USHelp us celebrate one of the Treasure Coasts most popular pastimes by submitting en-US a photo of your most recent catch straight from local waters.en-US Email a photo of you with your fish that is at least 1 MB or 300 dpi in size en-US to en-US Write CATCH OF THE WEEK in the subject line, and in the body of the email, en-US please include the following information:en-US Your nameen-US City you live inen-US Age (if 18 or younger)en-US Type of fishen-US Approximate size of fishen-US Area you caught the fishen-US Phone number in case we have questions (will not be printed)en-USNice en-US Catch! Lee Moss, of en-USJensen Beach, en-US caught this en-US 8-pound Largeen-US -en-US mouth bass in en-US Lake Placid. en-USPlayen-USFrom page 11 en-USand 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets for these movies en-US are available only by visiting the Lyric Theatre en-US box office; seating is on a first-come, en-US first-serve basis. The free tickets are limited en-US to four per person and are subject to en-US availability. Summer box office hours are en-US Monday thru Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and en-US two hours prior to show times. en-US For more en-US information, call (772) 286-7827 or visit en-US www.lyrictheatre.comen-USSUNDAY, JULY 15en-GB en-GB Libraries Rock Paleo Discoveries:en-GB en-GB 10:30-11:30 a.m., Armstrong Wing, Blake en-GB Library, 2351 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart. en-GB Join Fred Mazza of Paleo Discoveries for a en-GB Fossil Show and Tell of rare and unusual en-GB fossils along with question and answer en-GB session, plus a fossil exploration and dig. en-GB Participants can find numerous fossils en-GB including shark teeth, bones, fish remains, en-GB stingray spines and teeth, shells and many en-GB other remains of ancient marine life. Any en-GB fossils found are yours to keep and bring en-GB home. en-GB For more information, contact library en-GB staff at (772) 288-5702 oren-GB Library@martin.en-GB fl.usen-US en-US HSTC Sips for Seniors:en-US 1-3 p.m., The en-US Crafted Keg, 555 S. Colorado Ave., Stuart. en-US Monthly Yappy Hour with craft beers, mobile en-US dog adoptions and furry fun. For every pint en-US sold in this time, Crafted Keg will donate $1 en-US to HSTC to support the Senior Adoption en-US Program. Dogs welcome if vaccinated & on a en-US leash, accompanied by owner, and if the dog en-US is well-socialized. en-USFor more information, call en-US (772) 600-8218.en-GB en-GB USA Dance local chapter:en-GB Ballroom, en-GB Latin and Swing dancing at the Jensen en-GB Beach Ballroom, 881 N.E. Jensen Beach en-GB Blvd., Jensen Beach, from 3-6 p.m., on the en-GB third Sunday every month. Open to the en-GB public. Admission is $11. en-GBFor more informaen-GB-en-GB tion and updates, visit en-GB www.usadancemaren-GB -en-GB, en-GB search on Facebook for "USA en-GB Dance #6047-Martin-St. Lucie," or email en-GB usad6047info@gmail.comen-USOuten-USFrom page 11en-US Seeen-US en-US OUTen-US page 14


en-US 13 en-USThe Martin County Board of County en-US Commissioners is seeking applications from en-US individuals interested in being considered en-US for appointment to fill vacancies on the folen-US-en-US lowing boards. All individuals serve without en-US compensation and are requested to submit en-US an Application for Appointment to Martin en-US County Administration by Friday, July 27.en-US Note: Florida law prohibits an advisory en-US board member from doing business with its en-US agency (the County). Section 112.313(3) en-US and (7), Fla. Stat.en-US For an application, call Martin County en-US Administration at (772) 288-5756 or send en-US email toen-US & Alcohol en-US Abuse Awareness en-US Committee vacanciesen-USThe Martin County Board of County en-US Commissioners is seeking applications from en-US individuals interested in being considered en-US for appointment to fill vacancies on the en-US Drug & Alcohol Abuse Awareness Commiten-US-en-US tee. en-US Vacant positions are for two private citien-US-en-US zens, a treatment representative, and a youth en-US member (a non-voting position). en-US The terms will begin September 1 and en-US end August 31, 2019, which may be renewed en-US at the discretion of the Board of County en-US Commissioners.en-US Powers & Duties: This is an advisory en-US committee to the Board of County Comen-US -en-US missioners regarding substance abuse issues en-US and provides suggestion with regard to en-US direction the Board of County Commisen-US -en-US sioners could consider assisting the commuen-US-en-US nity in combating use/abuse of drugs/alcoen-US -en-US hol and gives direction regarding the en-US expenditure of Drug Abuse Trust Fund dolen-US -en-US lars and grant initiatives and subsequent en-US funding expenditures.en-US Meetings are held quarterly at 3:30 p.m. at en-US the Community Services Conference Room, en-US 435 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. The next meeten-US -en-US ings are scheduled for September 12 and en-US December 12.en-USNeighborhood Advisory en-US Committees vacancies en-USThe Martin County Board of County en-US Commission seeking applications from en-US individuals interested in volunteering to en-US serve on the Neighborhood Advisory Comen-US-en-US mittees (NAC). The Committee makes recen-US -en-US ommendations to the Martin County Comen-US-en-US munity Redevelopment Agency (CRA) en-US regarding implementation of each areas en-US Community Redevelopment Plan.en-US To qualify, you must be an individual who en-US is either:en-US i. A resident of the respective Community en-US Redevelopment Area, as evidenced by being en-US a registered voter in the respective Commuen-US -en-US nity Redevelopment Area for at least one en-US year, oren-US ii. A resident of Martin County, as evien-US -en-US denced by being a registered voter in Martin Save hundreds of dollars every week with coupons & discounts from our local advertisers! 2017 2017 C H O I C E R E A D E R S 1429 SE Federal Hwy (between Colorado & Monterey) Stuart | 772-324-8287 Download our AppLet Us Cater Your Next Event! $7.99Served Everyday from open to close! Big Breakfast Meal Deal with Coffee!Two eggs, red bliss potatoes, toast, bacon or sausage AND Coffee OR One giant buttermilk pancake, bacon or sausage AND Coffee Breakfast Farm to Table Lunch A I F2571 SE Ocean Blvd Cedar Pointe Plaza Stuart Next to Dollar General772-781-2400 Summer Specials Buy One Get One FreeSeafood Veal Chicken Pastas Variety of Vegetarian Dishes All dinners served with garlic bread and soup or salad Prices from $14.95 and up Cannot be combined with other specials Must Bring ad. Expires 7-31-18 Mon-Fri 11 am til 9pm Sat-Sun 2pm til 9 pm LUNCHES starting at $5.95Cuisine (pick up only) expires 7-31-18 Tuesday Kids Eat FREE!!!BUY GET 1To Go Meal FREE Hours: Mon Thru Sat 8AM 5PM Board vacancies en-USConnie en-US and Jim en-US McIntyre en-US of Port St. en-US Lucie, en-US took their en-US copy of en-US Homeen-US -en-US town en-US News to en-US Havana, en-US Cuba on en-US May 23, en-US 2018. en-USAre you a fan of the Hometown News? Well, we are inviting you to en-US take us along on your next adventure. en-US Each week, we will feature a different reader-submitted photo that showcases one en-US (or more) of our Treasure Coast residents reading the Hometown News in a unique en-US or exotic place. Whether you take a trip to the Grand Canyon or a cruise to the en-US Bahamas, bring your Hometown News with you and have someone snap a picture.en-US Email your photo (at least 1 MB in size) to en-US news@hometownnewsol.comen-US and include en-US your first and last name, the city you live in and the location/date of where the photo en-US was taken. Type TOURING WITH THE TOWNIES in the subject line.en-USTouring with the Townies en-USSeeen-US en-US VACANCIESen-US page 15


en-US 14 2500 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce, FL 34981 | (772) 460-2220 1301 S.E. Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie, FL 34952 | (772) 398-1388 4000 20th St., Vero Beach, FL 32960 | (772) 770-0090 715 Colorado Ave., Stuart, FL 34994 | (772) 287-1300 Florida Based. Florida Focused. To learn more, call 1.877.378.4297, stop by your local FCB banking center or visit Promo Rate with minimum $10,000 of new funds APY1rfnt rb b At Florida Community Bank better banking means better rates, convenient locations and personalized service. Now with 50 banking centers across the state, great banking is always around the corner. FCB welcomes Floridian Community Bank and its customers to our growing network.Offer expires July 31, 2018. Programs, rates, terms and conditions are subject to change without notice and maybe withdrawn at any time. Deposit must be new funds. Promotional rate applies to new funds only. Existing balances or transfers from existing accounts do not qualify for this promotion. Promotion excludes Public Funds CDs. Annual Percentage Yield (APY) is accurate as of date of publication. Early withdrawal penalty applies; fees may reduce earnings. 1. Minimum opening deposit of $10,000 will earn 2.37% APY. Advertised rate applicable to initial 12-month term only. CD will automatically renew to a standard 12-month CD term at the current rate and APY available at that time. BauerFinancial is a registered trademark. 7309 0718 What vegetables can en-USI grow In the summer?en-USTen-USoday, many folks want to plant their en-US own gardens to get delicious en-US vegetables year round. During the en-US hot summer months, this can be a huge en-US challenge. The very hot temperatures and en-US sizzling sun can take a toll on many crops en-US that we try to propagate. Some of the main en-US staples like tomatoes can really take a en-US beating but sometimes growing them in en-US containers will give you a lot more choices. en-US Keep in mind that container gardening is en-US not good for all crops but it works extremeen-US -en-US ly well with the tomato plant. en-US As with any vegetable garden, the soil is en-US king. You have to purchase and use a good en-US quality soil to get good results. I have en-US always been a fan of Miracle Gro and they en-US make a soil for almost every purpose you en-US can imagine. Their product is not the least en-US expensive but it is one of the best you can en-US buy. en-US If you plan on trying tomatoes during en-US the summer, be sure to use containers that en-US are quite large but still allow you to move en-US them if need be. The object is to find a en-US location where the plants will get filtered en-US sunlight with not too much shade and not en-US too much direct sunlight in the Florida en-US afternoons. In addition, you can move your en-US plants to safety in the event of a severe en-US weather event or hurricane. en-US Many garden centers will carry tomato en-US plants even during the hotter summer en-US months. You might have to do some en-US hunting, but you should be able to locate en-US some. If not, you can always start your en-US plants from seed. If you are impatient like en-US me, you will likely want to locate plants that en-US are already started. When you purchase en-US your plants, be sure to get some vegetable en-US fertilizer. A water soluble is better because en-US there is less chance of burning your crops. en-US You will also want to get some bug spray en-US that is safe for tomatoes and other food en-US crops. With the Florida heat, you will need en-US it. Be sure your containers have excellent en-US drainage. I recommend drilling holes in the en-US bottom of the containers even if they en-US already have some there. en-US Once you have your plants in the en-US containers and you have found the ideal en-US location, the fun begins as you wait for en-US your delicious veggies to grow and ripen. It en-US might take some trial and error to get the en-US right spot and you may encounter issues en-US that you normally might not see during the en-US cooler part of the growing season but once en-US you have the system mastered, you will be en-US able to grow summer tomatoes year after en-US year.en-US There are lots of other choices you might en-US want to try as well such as peppers, sweet en-US potatoes, radishes and even watermelon. en-US Most of these will need to be planted in the en-US ground for the best results and location will en-US be the primary factor for success or failure. en-US Be sure to use a location that at least gets en-US some filtered sun or shade in the heat of the en-US Florida afternoon sun. It is also advisable to en-US find a location that drains well. Vegetable en-US crops do not like locations that get soggy en-US wet and stay that way after an afternoon en-US thunderstorm. en-US If you are from the north where summer en-US is the primary growing season, you will en-US likely want to test out the waters on some of en-US these summer varieties in Florida. Do not en-US be discouraged if your first attempt fails. en-US The first summer garden I planted when I en-US first moved here got almost washed away en-US with a tropical depression. I quickly found en-US out what parts of the back yard flood en-US during heavy rain events.en-US In short, if you are itching to get that en-US summer garden going, by all means tackle en-US it. Since the forecast is for ca below average en-US hurricane season, you just might get that en-US bumper crop you are dreaming about.en-US Joe Zelenak has more than 30 years en-US experience in gardening and landscape. Send en-US e-mails to en-US en-US or en-US visit his website en-US www.hometowngarden.en-US com. GARDEN NOOK en-USJOE ZELENAK en-USTHURSDAY, JULY 19en-GB en-GB Discover Science @ Your Library en-GB Raptors Rock:en-GB 2:30-3:30 p.m., Anderson en-GB Community Room, Morgade Library, 5851 SE en-GB Community Drive, Stuart. Featuring a en-GB presentation from the Hobe Sound Nature en-GB Center. This program is designed for children en-GB ages 5-12. en-GB For more information, contact en-GB library staff at (772) 463-3245 or en-GB Mid_cty@en-GB martin.fl.usen-US en-US Jammin Jensen:en-US 6-9:30 p.m., every en-US Thursday night in downtown Jensen Beach en-US except for Thanksgiving. en-USFor more en-US information, visit en-US, JULY 20en-GB en-GB Movie Night:en-GB 6-9:30 p.m., Childrens en-GB Museum of the Treasure Coast, 1707 N.E. en-GB Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. Parents en-GB can drop kids off at the museum for a night en-GB of dinner, drinks, popcorn, a movie, and time en-GB to explore the museum. Meant for ages en-GB 4-12. $15 for members; $20 for non-memen-GB -en-GB bers. Space is limited, register early to en-GB secure a spot. en-GB Call the museum at (772) en-GB 225-7575, Ext. 208 to register.en-USSATURDAY, JULY 21en-US en-US Owl Encounter:en-US 10-11:30 a.m., en-US Treasure Coast Wildlife Center, 8626 S.W. en-US Citrus Blvd., Palm City. First in a new series, en-US "Insider Secrets of the Wild Outside." Meant en-US for grades 1 through 5. Enrollment is limited en-US to only 15 children and advance registration en-US is required. A program fee of $8 per child en-US ($15 for two children in same family) is en-US needed upon registration. en-US For more en-US information or to register, visit en-US www.tcwild.en-US org/Ephemeral/Explorers/Insider_Secrets.en-US htmen-GB en-GB Libraries Rock Mr. Richard:en-GB Rock and en-GB roll with live music to get children singing, en-GB dancing and laughing, from Mr. Richard. Two en-GB shows. First is at 10:30-11:30 a.m., en-GB Community Room, Hobe Sound Public en-GB Library, 10595 S.E. Federal Highway, Hobe en-GB Sound. Second is at 2-3 p.m., Donahue en-GB Community Room, Cummings Library, 2551 en-GB S.W. Matheson Ave., Palm City. en-GB For more en-GB information, contact Hobe Sound library en-GB staff at (772) 546-2257 or email en-GB hobe@en-GB; contact Palm City en-GB library staff at en-US Seeen-US en-US OUTen-US page 16en-USOuten-USFrom page 12


en-US 15 en-USMARTIN COUNTY The Florida en-US Department of Health in Martin reminds en-US residents and visitors to safely enjoy Florien-US -en-US das waters this summer. Floridas 9,000 en-US miles of freshwater and salt water shoreline en-US offer opportunities to have fun and stay en-US cool, but it is important to know when to en-US swim, stick to the shore or avoid naturalen-US -en-US ly-occurring living organisms like mosquien-US-en-US toes or algae blooms.en-US Cyanobacteria/ blue-green algae are a en-US group of organisms that can live in freshwaen-US -en-US ter, salt water or mixed brackish water. en-US When conditions are right, such as warm en-US water and increased nutrients, these organen-US-en-US isms can increase in numbers and accumuen-US-en-US late in some areas of a water body. These en-US blooms can sometimes be pushed near the en-US shore by winds, waves, tides and currents. en-US When this happens, people have a greater en-US chance of contacting the blooms. en-US Exposure to water containing algae may en-US cause gastrointestinal effects if swallowed en-US and rash if touched or inhaled. Swimming en-US in water with blue green algae blooms may en-US cause ear, eye and skin reactions, and hay en-US fever and flu-like symptoms (including en-US diarrhea) these reactions are not comen-US -en-US mon. Algae blooms can also remove oxygen en-US from the water and cause fish kills.en-US The department offers the following en-US Swim It, Shore It or Dodge It reminders:en-US Swim It with a buddy when safety flags en-US and signs indicate that it is safe to do so.en-US Shore It on the sand if you have a cut on en-US your skin, have a weakened immune system en-US or you are aloneen-US Dodge It avoid organisms that live in or en-US near the water, and stay clear of algae en-US blooms.en-US If you experience illness related to an en-US algae bloom, please call the Florida Poison en-US Control Center at 1800-222-1222.en-US For health-related questions, contact the en-US Florida Department of Health in Martin en-US County at 772-221-4090.en-US To report fish kills, call Fish Kill Hotline en-US (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation en-US Commission) at 800-636-0511.en-US To report algae blooms, contact the Florien-US -en-US da Department of Environmental Protecen-US -en-US tion at 855-305-3903.en-US For more information about blue-green en-US algae and enjoying Floridas water ways safeen-US -en-US ly, visit en-US ronmental-health/aquatic-toxins/cyanobacen-US -en-US teria.html en-US For general information about algal en-US blooms: en-US htmlen-US For more information about the Florida en-US Department of Health in Martin County en-US please visit en-US Answers Located in the Classied Section County for at least one year, who is also a en-USbusiness owner of a business located within en-US the respective Community Redevelopment en-US Area; oren-US iii. A resident of Martin County, as evien-US -en-US denced by being a registered voter in Martin en-US County for at least two years, who is also a en-US senior manager of a business located within en-US the respective Community Redevelopment en-US Area; oren-US iv. A resident of Martin County, as evien-US -en-US denced by being a registered voter in Martin en-US County for at least one year, who also owns en-US real property within a half mile of the en-US respective Community Redevelopment en-US Area. No more than two members of any en-US respective Neighborhood Advisory Comen-US-en-US mittee will be appointed from category iv. en-US above.en-US These are four year terms.en-US Golden Gate meetings are held the first en-US Monday of every other month at 6 p.m. at en-US the Cassidy Community Center at Golden en-US Gate. Next meetings are August 6, October 1 en-US & December 3.en-US Hobe Sound meetings are held the third en-US Wednesday of every other month at 6 p.m. en-US at the Hobe Sound Civic Center. Next meeten-US -en-US ings are July 18, September 19 & November en-US 21.en-US Jensen Beach meetings are typically held en-US on the first Wednesday of every other en-US month at 6 p.m. at the Jensen Beach Comen-US -en-US munity Center. Next meetings are Septemen-US -en-US ber 5 & November 7.en-US Old Palm City meetings are held the third en-US Monday of every other month at 6 p.m. at en-US the Palm City Community Center. Next en-US meetings are August 20, October 15 & en-US December 17.en-US Port Salerno meetings are held the second en-US Thursday of every other month at 6 p.m. at en-US the Port Salerno Civic Center. Next meeten-US-en-US ings are August 9, October 11, and Decemen-US -en-US ber 13.en-US Rio meetings are held the third Thursday en-US of every other month at 6 p.m. at the Rio en-US Civic Center. Next meetings are July 19, en-US September 20 & November 15.en-US All members are expected to attend each en-US and every meeting of the committee. If a en-US member is absent from three meetings of en-US the Committee within a twelve month perien-US -en-US od, said member is automatically removed en-US from the Committee but may apply for en-US re-appointment by the Board.en-USVacanciesen-USFrom page 13en-USResidents, visitors reminded to know en-US when to swim it, shore it or dodge iten-USFor Hometown


en-US 16 en-USa better chance at success than a completely en-US independent charter school.en-US The Barney Charter School Initiative is en-US simply a repository of best practices that en-US provides professional development and en-US technical guidance to individual schools, he en-US explained. What I like about BCSI is the en-US professional development for board memen-US -en-US bers and teachers and their track record of en-US aiding in the establishment of high-quality en-US education options for students. Schools that en-US are part of a broader network are less likely en-US to fail.en-US He also debunked Mr. Smithsons primaen-US -en-US ry argument.en-US As a public school, it is operated within en-US all Constitutional and statutory requireen-US-en-US ments and is no different from district-manen-US -en-US aged schools in its separation of church and en-US state, he said. It is not a religious school: en-US Theres simply no merit to that concern, and en-US in time citizens will realize that as well.en-GB(772) 288-2551 or email en-GB palm@martin.fl.usen-USSATURDAY, JULY 21 SUNDAY, JULY 22en-US en-US Free summer movies:en-US Showing 'Forrest en-US Gump' and 'Sweet Home Alabama' at The en-US Lyric Theatre, 59 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. en-US 'Forrest Gump' show times are 3 p.m. en-US Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday. 'Sweet Home en-US Alabama' show times are 7 p.m. Saturday en-US and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets for these movies en-US are available only by visiting the Lyric Theatre en-US box office; seating is on a first-come, en-US first-serve basis. The free tickets are limited en-US to four per person and are subject to en-US availability. Summer box office hours are en-US Monday thru Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and en-US two hours prior to show times. en-US For more en-US information, call (772) 286-7827 or visit en-US www.lyrictheatre.comen-USSUNDAY, JULY 22en-GB en-GB Sensory Friendly Day:en-GB 10 a.m. to noon, en-GB Childrens Museum of the Treasure Coast, en-GB 1707 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. en-GB An exclusive event where children with en-GB Autism Spectrum Disorder and Sensory en-GB Processing Disorders can have a fun, en-GB interactive experience in a more comfortable en-GB environment. $1 admission per person. en-GB Space is limited, walk-ins will not be en-GB accepted. en-GB Register online in advance at en-GB en-USWEDNESDAY, JULY 25en-GB en-GB Paint It! With Susi Parriott:en-GB 5:30-7:30 en-GB p.m., Community Room, Hobe Sound Public en-GB Library, 10595 S.E. Federal Highway, Hobe en-GB Sound. Teens in 6th grade and up are invited en-GB for an afternoon of painting fun with Susi en-GB Parriott from Art-N-Around, with step-by-step en-GB instructions to create a beautiful painting. en-GB Registration is required; event is limited to en-GB 24 students. en-GB Contact library staff at (772) en-GB 546-2257 or email en-GB rfntbn f r rfnftrb rnf rn fnnn nrrnf nfr tnnr r rfnn rnnnnfr n f nrrrfnrtbtrrrrfrrrrrrnrtrrrfnrnrrrfrfntbtbrn rrrnrntttb tn Great golf is waiting at The Deltona Club en-USTen-UShere are times when driving a couple en-US hours to play golf is a great idea. en-US There are also times when it is not. en-US Fortunately, for those that live in the en-US Deltona area, you have an award-winning en-US course that you can enjoy with just a very en-US short trip. en-US Anyone who knows me is aware of how I en-US feel about courses that wind their way en-US through a development, with houses en-US guarding the edges of every fairway. I en-US realize that many courses are an amenity en-US and designed to complement the developen-US -en-US ment, but I prefer trees and such over pools en-US and houses. en-US I was recently invited to play The Deltona en-US Club, a course that sits a short drive en-US northeast of Orlando and southwest of en-US Daytona, just a hop and a skip off Interstate en-US 4. The course is part of a development, but en-US you would never know it. The course sits en-US right in the middle, utilizing the rolling en-US hills and valleys to create a wonderful en-US experience.en-US The course, built in the 1960s, was en-US extensively renovated and updated earlier en-US this decade by award-winning architect en-US Bobby Weed, and was named 2013 No. 1 en-US Golf Course Renovation in Florida by Golf en-US Inc. Magazine. The Deltona Club features en-US five sets of tees, playing as short as 4,678en-US yards or as long as 6,988-yards.en-US Thanks to the terrain, there is a wonderen-US -en-US ful variety of holes. You will find yourself en-US playing uphill and downhill, along with an en-US occasional side-hill lie. Thanks to the en-US beautiful, mature oaks, pines and other en-US trees, each hole is well defined and framed.en-US I found the course to be well balanced, en-US with the most difficult holes split between en-US the two nines. With so many hills and en-US doglegs, the course requires you to think en-US your way around. The par-4 second hole en-US makes a 90 degree dogleg to the right from en-US the fairway. From the tee, you must hug the en-US right side and be careful not to drive en-US through the fairway to give yourself the en-US best approach shot to a green sitting atop a en-US hill. en-US The toughest hole on the course is the en-US long par-4 fourth. From the tee you face a en-US shot to a fairway that looks narrower than it en-US is. The fifth hole is a perfectly straight, en-US dowhill par-5 that plays shorter than its en-US posted yardage, because a solid drive will en-US roll forever.en-US One of the most uphill shots that I have en-US ever experienced came at the par-5 seventh. en-US The hole is quite short, playing under 500en-US yards from the tips, but the green is difficult en-US to hold and you cannot see the putting en-US surface from the fairway. I managed to en-US reach this baby in two, and walked off with en-US a nice birdie.en-US For some golfers, nothing is as exciting as en-US having a chance to drive the green on a en-US par-4. Deltona features two such holes, the en-US first of which is number eight. Playing en-US downhill and downwind, I hit my usual en-US drive and found myself just off the left side en-US of the green.en-US At the turn I enjoyed a cold beverage, en-US sandwich and a tasty snack to fuel me for en-US the back nine. en-US The back nine is as delightful as the en-US front, with holes weaving left and right, and en-US up and down the rolling hills. There are en-US several waste bunkers on the course, and I en-US managed to find a few on the second nine.en-US My favorite hole at Deltona is the par-3 en-US 14th. This hole has an elevation change of en-US about 50feet or more, from the tee to the en-US green below. Your tee shot requires a hybrid en-US or long iron to reach the putting surface. en-US When selecting your club, you must also en-US figure in the wind and the elevations effect en-US on the distance. en-US The finishing holes are a lot of fun. The en-US par-5 16th is a tempting hole that allows en-US you to be as brave or careful as you need. en-US Seventeen is the longest par-4 on the en-US course, but plays downwind, leaving you a en-US shorter approach than you anticipate. en-US Eighteen is a great final hole. It is not en-US only the second drivable par-4, but the en-US shortest on the scorecard. Do not let these en-US facts fool you. The hole is fraught with en-US danger, even for those timid souls laying up en-US and playing safe. There are trees, waste en-US bunkers, and the deepest green-side bunker en-US I have ever had the misfortune of finding, en-US protecting it. en-US If you are looking for a great round, with en-US all the fun of rolling hills, waste bunkers, en-US and fairways that are not crowded by en-US homes, you must play The Deltona Club. en-US For tee times, rates and information, call en-US the club at (386) 789-4911 or visit www.en-US James Stammer has been an avid golfer en-US and golf enthusiast for nearly 40 years. He en-US hosts the Thursday Night Golf Show on en-US WSTU 1450-AM. Contact him at en-US stammeren-US -en-US GOLF en-USJAMES STAMMER en-USfection in all you do, Scorpio.en-USSAGITTARIUS Nov. 23/Dec. 21en-USYou are wondering if you should play it safe or en-US dance closer to the edge this week, Sagittarien-US -en-US us. It may be because you are feeling trapped en-US by routine. Change can be good.en-USCAPRICORN Dec. 22/Jan. 20en-USCapricorn, you want to be there for all the peoen-US -en-US ple who may need your assistance. But avoid en-US stretching yourself too thin so you can en-US approach each situation energetically.en-USAQUARIUS Jan. 21/Feb. 18en-USChoose your battles, Aquarius. There are not en-US enough hours in the day to be an activist for en-US every cause. Only select the ones that you en-US truly feel strongly about.en-USPISCES Feb. 19/March 20en-USTry not to record every moment on social en-US media, Pisces. Its good to leave an aura of en-US mystery from time to time and enjoy the en-US moments.en-USScopesen-USFrom page 11en-USOuten-USFrom page 14 en-USCharteren-USFrom page 9


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