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MARTIN COUNTYSTUART JENSEN BEACH PALM CITY HOBE SOUND Vol. 17, No. 15 en-USFriday, Sept. 7, 2018 en-US@HometownNewsMartin @hometownnewsmc @HometownNewsMC $1.00 NEW LISTING! 2.4 Acre Lot, 3600sqft Hanger Joseph Melanson 772-486-7243Visit www.JRMRealEstate.comBuildable lot. Aircraft hangar with a hydro swing door in this upscale y-in community (FL37). Lot is partially cleared with NO wetlands with room for your Florida airpark home.2 N. Sewalls Point Rd. Stuart, FL 772-287-1777 LOOKING FOR A HOME 7 en-USWould you like an active, en-US affectionate dog that loves en-US people & other animals? en-US Visit the Humane Society en-USMEET BULLWINKLE 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-USSTAYING IN TOUCH Want to be sure you know what's going on around the en-USTreasure Coast? Email en-US en-US with "newsletter" in the subject line. en-USMARTIN COUNTY -The 2018 primary elecen-US-en-US tion held Aug. 28 settled the political uncertainly en-US of some candidates who faced no opponents in en-US November while setting the stage for more en-US intense political rivalries this coming fall. en-US Incumbent District 4 County Commissioner en-US Sarah Heard handily bested the efforts of three en-US challengers for her fifth term in office, beating en-US Harold Markey, Niki Norton and Butch Olsen Jr. en-US Commissioner Heard won 37 percent of the total en-US 36,363 votes cast, with Harold Markey giving her en-US the biggest run for her money with 22 percent, or en-US 8,104 votes. According to campaign finance en-US reports, Mr. Norton raised $50,880 while Comen-US -en-US missioner Heard only raised $39,990, perhaps en-USStuart and Martin en-US County primary results en-USNew en-US charter en-US school en-US contract en-US approved en-USSTUART In the culmination of en-US what have become sometimes contenen-US-en-US tious discussions, the Martin County en-US School Board officially approved the en-US contract Aug. 21 enabling the Treasure en-US Coast Classical Academy to begin operen-US -en-US ations next August. en-US Board members approved the schools en-US charter application last April in a 4-1 en-US vote, with Board Member Tina McSoley en-US dissenting on both that vote and the en-US contract vote. During the April meeting, en-US more than 20 residents spoke out both en-US for and against allowing the academy to en-US open in the county, with the latter fearen-US -en-US ing the TCCA would siphon too money en-US away from public education. Many of en-US those same opposing speakers crowded en-US the lectern on June 18 to beg the Board en-US to reconsider even though the matter en-US was not planned for discussion that eveen-US -en-US ning. en-US Deputy School Superintendent Ginen-US-en-US ger Featherstone explained during the en-US recent meeting that both School Board en-US attorney Anthony George and TCCA en-US attorneys had worked for the last several en-US weeks to reach a consensus on the conen-US -en-US tract. In response to questions from en-US Board Member Marsha Powers on en-US whether the agreement met all the Florien-US -en-US da statutory requirements, both the en-USBulldogs versus Cobras en-USSeeen-US en-US ELECTIONen-US page 2 Sevin Bullwinkle/staff photographer en-USThe South Fork High School Bulldogs Varsity Football Teams home non-conen-US -en-US ference game against Fort Pierce Central High Schools Cobras was held at en-US Bulldog Stadium in Stuart on Friday, Aug. 31. The Bulldogs defeated the en-US Cobras with a final score of 23-14. Here, Evan Wethington, No. 56, leads the en-US Bulldogs onto the field.en-USSeeen-US en-US CHARTERen-US page 11en-USBy Donald Rodrigueen-USFor Hometown Newsen-USFamiliar faces, newcomers and en-US few upsets characterize the en-US 2018 primary electionen-USBy Donald Rodrigueen-USFor Hometown News en-USINDEX Classified 20 Crossword en-US19 Horoscopes en-US13 Out & About 13 Police Report en-US5 Viewpoint en-US6 en-USCOMMUNITY CALENDAR en-USSee en-US community en-US events on en-US page 2 en-USTOWNIES 16en-USTouring with the en-US Townies features en-US reader-submitted en-US photos from travels. en-US Lets see how many en-US places we can go! en-USGOING ON A TRIP?


en-US 2 en-USdue to the fact the latter only officially threw en-US her hat in the ring right before the deadline. en-US Her victory proved the loyalty of a slow-en-US growth constituent base to be stronger than en-US the lingering legal cloud over her head from en-US her arrest early this year on an alleged violaen-US -en-US tion of public records laws related to a Lake en-US Point LLC lawsuit. The county settled out of en-US court for $12 million, but Commissioner en-US Heards day in court is set for Dec. 10. If en-US convicted of a knowing violation of public en-US records law -a first-degree misdemeanor -en-US she could be removed from office. en-US Also on the county stage, the incumbent en-US candidate for the District 3 Martin County en-US School Board seat, Rebecca Negron, lost in en-US the primary to Hobe Sound challenger and en-US retired educator Victoria Defenthaler, who en-US won 21,517 of the 38,183 votes cast -or 56 en-US percent of the total -over Ms. Negrons en-US 16,666 votes. The latter, a fiscal conservative en-US on the Board since 2012, had frequently en-US criticized the Districts spending habits and en-US faced a barrage of attack ads during the en-US campaign. Official finance reports show Ms. en-US Defenthaler raised more campaign funds, en-US $45,286 to the $31,265 raised by Ms. en-US Negron. en-US In the City of Stuart, two incumbents up en-US for re-election on the City Commission, en-US Group 1 City Commissioner Nick Blount en-US and Group III Commissioner Troy McDonen-US-en-US ald, both found themselves routed by chalen-US -en-US lengers in what seemed to be the voters en-US choice of younger and fresher blood. Mr. en-US Blount, 68, who his fellow commissioners en-US appointed last April to replace his predecesen-US -en-US sor Tom Campenni, who resigned amid en-US accusations of age discrimination, lost by a en-US slim margin of 49.6 percent of the total en-US 3,494 votes cast. The victor, Mike Meier, 31, en-US won 50. 4 percent -or 1,761 of the votes -en-US to Mr. Blounts 1,733 votes.en-US Challenger Merritt Matheson, 35, more en-US handily won the race for the Group III seat, en-US winning 55 percent of the 3,522 votes cast to en-US the 44 percent, or 1,561 votes, won by Mr. en-US McDonald, 50. en-US On the state level, District 83 Rep. Gayle en-US Harrell claimed a significant victory in her en-US bid for the last two years of retiring Sen. Joe en-US Negrons District 25 seat over challenger en-US Belinda Keiser, winning 57 percent of the en-US 23,240 votes cast in the Republican primary. en-US Campaign records show Ms. Keiser spent en-US more than $500,000 to earn 9,897 votes to en-US the 13,343 cast for Rep. Harrell, who spent en-US about $232,000. Ms. Harrell carried more en-US name recognition in the battle, along with en-US the endorsement of Senate President Ken en-US Pruitt and Sen. Negron himself. For her en-US part, Ms. Keiser had the backing of the Floren-US -en-US ida Chamber of Commerce, Floridas Police en-US Benevolent Association and the National en-US Rifle Association. Rep. Harrell will now face en-US Democratic opponent and Stuart physician en-US Dr. Rob Levy in the general election this fall. en-US For the District 83 seat Ms. Harrell is en-US vacating, Palm City environmental engineer en-US and businessman Toby Overdorf won over en-US Port St. Lucie victims right advocate and en-US small business owner Sasha Dadan, with 57 en-US percent of the 9,668 votes cast to Ms. en-US Dadans 42 percent. Mr. Overdorf will go up en-US against Jensen Beach teacher and Demoen-US -en-US cratic candidate Matt Theobald for the seat en-US in the general election this November.en-US In the race for circuit judge seat of the en-US 19th Judicial Circuit Group, nonpartisan en-US candidates Robert Bob Meadows and Niren-US -en-US laine Smartt will now advance to the Nov. 6 en-US general election, having won 36.8 and 29.6 en-US percent, respectively, of the 33,481 votes cast en-US for the seat, which also included candidate en-US Louis Larsen who won 33 percent of the en-US vote in Martin. Though Mr. Larsen captured en-US more of the vote in Martin County, he failed en-US to beat Ms. Smartt regionally.en-US In this primarys Democratic race for the en-US District 18 seat of the U.S. House of Repreen-US -en-US sentatives, Palm Beach Gardens attorney en-US Lauren Baer had a landslide victory over en-US former U.S. Navy JAG officer and corporate en-US attorney Pam Keith, also of Palm Beach en-US Gardens, with 64.3 percent of the 10,663 en-US votes cast to Ms. Keiths 35.6 percent. Ms. en-US Baer will now face the winner of the Repuben-US -en-US lic primary for the same seat, incumbent en-US Rep. Brian Mast, who won 80 percent of the en-US 24,555 votes cast against two challengers. en-US The other 20 percent was divided between en-US Stuart resident Mark Freeman, who won en-US 2,492 votes to the 2,387 cast for Dave Cumen-US -en-US mings of Port St. Lucie. en-US Martin County voters also decided on en-US two referendums during this years primary, en-US one for a proposed 0.5 millage property tax en-US increase requested by the Martin County en-US School Board to use for aging infrastructure en-US replacement and the other on whether Hobe en-US Sound should be allowed to incorporate. en-US The first referendum passed, with 55 peren-US -en-US cent of voters voting yes to the millage en-US increase and slightly more than 44 percent en-US of voters saying no to the increase.en-US Voters resoundingly defeated the Hobe en-US Sound Incorporation request, with 89 peren-US -en-US cent of the total 3,967 votes cast in opposien-US -en-US tion. CEDAR POINTE PLAZA 2461 SE OCEAN BLVD., STUART 772-221-0222www.shadesandlamps.comSPECIALIZING IN REPAIRS & RESTORATIONS Bring in Your Lamp for a Proper FitSHADES LAMPS 2017 2017 C H O I C E R E A D E R S Election en-USFrom page 1en-USCommunity calendaren-USSATURDAY, SEPT. 8en-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. Help sort and pack en-US food for your hungry neighbors at the food en-US bank's Distribution Center. Activities are en-US appropriate for children ages 8 and up. en-US Corporate, church and local groups are en-US welcome! Closed-toe shoes required. en-US For en-US more information, call (772) 446-1752 or en-US email en-US en-US RSVP en-US online at, SEPT. 9en-GB en-GB Roundtable Discussion:en-GB Trust in God en-GB and Take the Next Step, 11 a.m. to noon, en-GB Eckankar Center of the Treasure Coast, 541 en-GB S.E. Central Parkway, Stuart. The public is en-USSeeen-US en-US CALENDARen-US, page 7


en-US 3 en-USSTUART For nearly two decades, Floor en-US Specialists of Martin County has satisfied en-US area residents with its top-of-the-line flooren-US -en-US ing selection and professional installation en-US services. en-US Customer satisfaction has always been the en-US goal of owner Jerry Pittman, who took over en-US the business in 2003 from a former business en-US partner whod launched the store in 2000 as en-US one of the first businesses to locate in the en-US then-new Willoughby Business Park. Thats en-US probably the main reason Floor Specialists en-US has earned the coveted Super Service Award en-US from Angies List for four years in a row en-US beginning in 2014. en-US With well over $10 million of sales out of en-US this location, Floor Specialists never leaves a en-US job without 100 percent customer satisfacen-US-en-US tion, he said. en-US Mr. Pittman believes one thing that difen-US -en-US ferentiates Floor Specialists of Martin en-US County from the discount flooring stores or en-US the big-box retailers is his use of itemized en-US contracts detailing every single charge on en-US any job -no matter what the size -down to en-US the glue or underlayment. Any additional en-US labor charges are also itemized, from toilet en-US removal and replacement to dumpster or en-US dump fees with every line item explained. en-US We give the customer the correct name en-US of the product theyre getting, the manufacen-US -en-US turer, color and style, he emphasized. We en-US dont private label, which is done to keep en-US customers from comparing prices on like en-US products. If its from our showroom, itll be en-US hard to find a lower price anywhere. Floor en-US Specialists vendors have been carefully en-US selected, and most are long time suppliers en-US and carry large inventories for quick deliven-US-en-US ery.en-US No stranger to the flooring industry, Mr. en-US Pittman got his start in Palm Beach County en-US in 1981 when he opened Karpet Kingdom in en-US Lake Park, followed by a second location in en-US Boca Raton a few years later. After about 10 en-US years, he sold that business and started en-US Statewide Carpets with a partner. An unreen-US -en-US lated injury caused him to take a years saben-US -en-US batical, which led to selling that business to en-US the partner. When he was ready to get back en-US to work, the non-compete clause and an en-US invitation from a former business partner en-US looking for help led him to Stuart, and the en-US rest is history. Hes seen the local flooring en-US business transition full circle since his arriven-US -en-US al and the subsequent economic recession.en-US When I came here, our business was 95 en-US percent hardwoods and service, he said. en-US Tile, laminate, vinyl and cork were added en-US during the lean years of the recession in en-US order to diversify. Now that the economy en-US has improved, our hardwood customers are en-US returning and we no longer sell tile. In fact, en-US we have removed more tile in the last severen-US -en-US al years utilizing our dustless floor service en-US than we ever sold.en-US Today Floor Specialists maintains nearly a en-US thousand samples to choose from in their en-US nopressure showroom, which provides a en-US relaxing shopping experience where cusen-US-en-US tomers are encouraged to take samples en-US home. Brand names such as Armstrong, en-US Bella Cera, Mirage, Somerset and others are en-US on display. The store can now custom order en-US hand-oiled elegant wood flooring in both en-US wide plank with long lengths from one of en-US the most exclusive manufacturers in the en-US industry. en-US We have several oil-finished floors, en-US including the designers choice DuChateau, en-US as well as The French Connection from en-US Garrison and the Montage Collection from en-US Horizon, Mr. Pittman added. 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Keep the Bugs Out! 772-879-6885 K&S Industries your local Screen Enclosure Expert. 2016 2016 C H O I C E R E A D E R S 2017 2017 C H O I C E R E A D E R S Floor Specialists of Martin County en-USQuality products and en-US service after the saleen-USBy Donald Rodrigueen-USFor Hometown News Jerry Pittman and Vicki Schmidt en-USof Flooring Specialists of Martin en-US Countyen-USSeeen-US en-US FLOORen-US page 8


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en-US 5 en-USStuart Police en-US Departmenten-US Richardo Ingleton, 33, of SW Pueblo en-US Terrace, Port St. Lucie, was arrested August en-US 28 and charged with possession of marijuen-US-en-US nana over 20 grams, and resisting an officer en-US without violence. en-USMartin County en-US Sheriffs Departmenten-US Joshua Murray, 31, of SE Duncan Street, en-US Hobe Sound, was arrested August 24 and en-US charged with possession of a controlled suben-US -en-US stance, possession of marijuana under 20 en-US grams, and possession of drug paraphernaen-US -en-US lia. en-US Jovani Pimentel, 21, of SE Amherst en-US Street, Stuart, was arrested August 24 and en-US charged with two counts of aggravated en-US assault, and battery. en-US Lauro Pimentel, 28, of SE Amherst en-US Street, Stuart, was arrested August 24 and en-US charged with aggravated battery, aggravated en-US assault, and battery. en-US Cedric Smith, 44, homeless, of Miami, en-US was arrested August 24 and charged with en-US possession of burglary tools, burglary, grand en-US theft, grand theft over $1,000, and resisting en-US an officer without violence. en-US Thomas Algie, 46, of NW 23rd Avenue, en-US Miami, was arrested August 24 and charged en-US with possession of burglary tools, burglary, en-US grand theft, grand theft over $1,000, and en-US resisting an officer without violence. en-US Roney Roblero-Roblero, 21, homeless, en-US of Stuart, was arrested August 27 and en-US charged with possession of a controlled suben-US -en-US stance. en-US Keith Waters, 35, of SE Windsong Lane, en-US Stuart, was arrested August 27 and charged en-US with possession of a controlled substance, en-US possession of marijuana under 20 grams, en-US and possession of drug paraphernalia. en-US Kevin Trost, 56, of Perfect Drive, Port St. en-US Lucie, was arrested August 28 and charged en-US with two counts of aggravated assault. en-US Christopher Ambrosio, 31, of Hiburn en-US Drive, Port St. Lucie, was arrested August 29 en-US and charged with possession of a controlled en-US substance, possession of controlled suben-US -en-US stance with intent to sell/manufacture/en-US deliver.en-US Cory Ballard, 37, of Landspot Park, en-US Orlando, was arrested August 29 and en-US charged with possession of a controlled suben-US -en-US stance. en-US Taylor Boyland, 23, of Ocean Cove en-US Street, Sebastian, was arrested August 29 en-US and charged with two counts of possession en-US of a controlled substance, and giving false en-US ID to law enforcement. en-US Chavis Diggs, 35, of Sedgewood Court, en-US Spartanburg, SC, was arrested August 29 en-US and charged with possession of a firearm/en-US ammo by a convicted felon and possession en-US of marijuana under 20 grams. en-US Anthony Mahone, 29, of Citation Drive, en-US West Palm Beach, was arrested August 29 en-US and charged with four counts of possession en-US of a controlled substance, and possession of en-US drug paraphernalia. en-US Veronal Mahone, 21, of Citation Drive, en-US West Palm Beach, was arrested August 29 en-US and charged with possession of a controlled en-US substance. en-US Katie Moore, 25, of Kennels Beach en-US Road, Greensboro, NC, was arrested August en-US 29 and charged with possession of a conen-US -en-US trolled substance and possession of drug en-US paraphernalia. en-US Tyler Murley, 22, of Briar Oak Court, en-US Royal Palm Beach, was arrested August 29 en-US and charged with two counts of possession en-US of a controlled substance with intent to sell/en-US manufacture/deliver. en-US Martin Olivares, 31, of Coronado Aveen-US-en-US nue, Fort Pierce, was arrested August 29 and en-US charged with possession of a controlled suben-US -en-US stance, and possession of marijuana over 20 en-US grams.en-US Christina Pagnozzi, 30, of Citation en-US Drive, Palm Beach Gardens, was arrested en-US August 29 and charged with possession of a en-US controlled substance. en-US Miguel Rivera-Morales, 25, of SW en-US Green Farms Road, Palm City, was arrested en-US August 29 and charged with burglary and en-US battery. en-US Zoe Stout, 22, of Chaddsford Circle, en-US Oviedo, was arrested August 29 and charged en-US with possession of a controlled substance, en-US and possession of marijuana over 20 grams. en-USFlorida Highway Patrolen-US Jeremy Roberson, 29, of Admiral Wooden-US -en-US son Lane, Clearwater, was arrested August en-US 24 and charged with two counts of possesen-US-en-US sion of a controlled substance, driving while en-US license suspended with knowledge, possesen-US -en-US sion of drug paraphernalia, and resisting en-US and officer without violence. 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, SEPT. 7, 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 Photographer 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. en-USDestroying oak treesen-USWhen I see an Asplundh truck I know en-US another tree is going to be butchered. I en-US understand FPLs need to maintain their en-US lines, but am I the only one that sees how all en-US the trees are being destroyed? en-US I have had more than one experience with en-US Asplundh and FPL. They do not just trim en-US the trees. They come in and either cut the en-US middle of the tree or they cut the complete en-US side off the tree. They just trimmed my fifth en-US oak tree. I now have a one-sided Oak tree. en-US The other four they took down completely. en-US How sad that is something that has taken so en-US long to grow now has been butchered. Figen-US-en-US ure another way to solve your problem en-US before we have no shade. en-US I will say that FPL did compensate me for en-US the three small trees that were on my propen-US -en-US erty, not on an easement. I would rather en-US have had the trees to provide the shade so en-US my air-conditioner doesnt have to run all en-US the time.en-USToo big to succeeden-USSome political candidates are sending me en-US a mailing each week. This is really annoying en-US when one votes early. Also, the postcards are en-US gigantic. I guess it is to match their egos.en-USSpace Forceen-US en-US It is not a joke but President Trump wants en-US to create a Space Force! They would be en-US responsible for protecting our satellites and en-US material interest we have in space. The creen-US -en-US ation of a Space Force would only result in en-US China and Russia entering in an arms race en-US in space. China and Russia have proposed en-US an international treaty to ban the placement en-US of weapons in space. However, the United en-US States has rejected this offer every time it en-US has been brought up. I would hope that the en-US United States would join China and Russia en-US in banning the placement of weapons in en-US space. However, that is not the action that en-US the United States wants to take at this time. en-US Therefore, I will present arguments for en-US the rejection of Space Force as an indepenen-US-en-US dent branch of the military. First off, the en-US military is not in favor of creating a Space en-US Force. Secretary of Defense James Mattis is en-US opposed to the idea as is the majority of the en-US military leadership.en-US Creating another branch of the military en-US would be very costly. The Space Force would en-US want what goes with each independent en-US branch of the military. For example, the en-US Space Force would want their own college en-US like each branch has now. In addition, by en-US creating another branch of the military, the en-US military bureaucracy would be increasing at en-US a time when efforts are being made to make en-US the military a slim, trim fighting machine.en-US I would suggest that the Space Force be en-US part of the Air Force like the Marines are en-US part of the Navy. The Air Force has been en-US dealing with the responsibility of space thus en-US far. The world would best be served by puten-US -en-US ting forth the effort of keeping weapons out en-US of space. Creating a Space Force would be en-US viewed as a military threat to all nations. Let en-US ALL NATIONS work towards keeping space en-US free of weapons of any kind!en-USGive bicyclists more roomen-USSince there are improvements going on en-US up and down U.S. 1, couldnt the bicycle en-US lanes be widened to maybe six feet?en-US The law states motor vehicles need to give en-US a bicycle three feet of clearance. The existing en-US bike lane is barely three feet wide in most en-US areas. This is not enough room when vehien-US -en-US cles are doing 45 mph (or more often much en-US faster). Factor in cell phone usage, navigaen-US-en-US tion devices and any other number of disen-US -en-US tractions, and it makes for a dangerous ride, en-US particularly with higher posted speed limits. en-US I know as a motorist, if I am traveling in en-US the right lane and I approach a bicyclist in en-US the bicycle lane, in order for me to give the en-US bicycle proper clearance, I need to be almost en-US in the left lane. In fact, unless there is a vehien-US-en-US cle next to me in the left lane, my wheels will en-US be on or over the white dividing lines to en-US safely pass a bicyclist.en-US As a frequent bicyclist on this road, I can en-US tell you some motorists will do the same. en-US Then there are the motorists who dont give en-US an inch. This is why the lanes need to be en-US widened where possible. The new trees are en-US nice, how about making it safer.en-US'There ought to be a law'en-USWhen did the individual right become en-US more important than the rights of the genen-US -en-US eral population? In particular, regarding en-US loud music emanating from a vehicle, or en-US anywhere for that matter. Our courts deciden-US-en-US ed its unconstitutional to have noise limits? en-US Its OK for an individual to play music in the en-US car as loud as they like because its their conen-US -en-US stitutional right?en-US What about my constitutional right to not en-US have to listen to your music? What about the en-US disturbing the peace law? What about the en-US siren from an emergency vehicle I cant hear en-US because of someones right to play their en-US music as loud as they want? What about the en-USmusic playing in my car that I can no longer en-US hear because some jerk thinks me and en-US everyone else wants to hear the trunk raten-US-en-US tling from the pounding bass coming from en-US their car?en-US This seems like another case of more en-US rights for the criminal, and to hell with the en-US victims. How about to hell with the judge en-US who ruled this way and fire him or her and en-US get someone with more common sense.en-USOpen letter to all motorcyclistsen-USPlease be aware that the striped zones en-US between or beside the handicapped parking en-US areas are not parking spaces. Please be en-US thankful for the few extra feet that you can en-US walk.en-US Many handicapped vehicles are equipped en-US with lifts, ramps or swing-out chairs that en-US require this extra space. Any obstacle to en-US either side of the vehicle could be dangerous en-US or impossible to navigate.en-US The only two options are to wait until the en-US obstruction leaves or move the vehicle into en-US traffic lanes to load/unload a wheelchair. In en-US case of bad weather, this increases danger.en-USRobo callsen-USCan anyone tell me how to stop the incesen-US-en-US sant phone calls from robo calls? My phone en-US rings all day long. Calls from all over the en-US country. I get at least 10 a day. Its driving me en-US crazy. Sometimes I dont pick up and someen-US-en-US times I just answer turn on then off. It just en-US dont stop. Is there any way to stop these. I en-US cant even block these numbers because its en-US always a different number and from all over en-US the country. I am on the No Call registry, en-US but that doesnt seem to do any good. en-USSevin Bullwinkle/staff photographeren-USAt the kick-off Bulldogs Joseph Macgillivray, No. 21, with the en-US Cobras Mikal Kelly, No. 32, and Jordan Nance No. 20 on his tail. Returning the kick


en-US 7 en-GBinvited. en-GB For more information, call (772) en-GB 223-1188 or visit en-GB, SEPT. 10en-US en-US Beta Sigma Phi meeting:en-US Women's en-US service and social organization meets en-US monthly from September through May en-US throughout Martin and St. Lucie counties. en-US Contact Mary Jackson at (772) 370-1665 or en-US Leslie Jannereth at (772) 465-2820 for en-US specific locations.en-USTUESDAY, SEPT. 11en-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 For more information, call (772) 288-en-US 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. For more information, call (772) 263-2109 en-USor visit en-US 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, SEPT. 12en-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, SEPT. 13en-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, SEPT. 14en-US en-US 'Project Linus' meets:en-US Project Linus en-US Martin St. Lucie counties is a non-profit en-US organization that provides homemade en-US blankets (knitted, crocheted, quilted, fleece) en-US to children (newborn to 18 years old) within en-US our community who are in need of comfort. en-US Meetings are held on the second Friday each en-US month (except July) from 10 a.m. until noon en-US at the Kane Center, 900 S.E. Salerno Road, en-US Stuart. en-US For more information, contact Lana en-US at en-US en-US Meet the New Director/ Extension en-US Open House:en-US 3-6 p.m., UF IFAS Extension en-US Martin County, 2614 S.E. Dixie Highway, en-US Stuart. Meet the new director, Jennifer en-US Pelham, and learn about all of the great en-US educational programs the UF/IFAS Extension en-US offers our community. Refreshments will be en-US served. en-US For more information, call (772) The Atlantic Animal Clinic1315 NE Sunview Terr. Jensen BeachCall for an appointment today 334-5901 Vaccine ClinicSaturday, September 15th$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 POOL REPAIRS POOL SUPPLIES WATER TESTING POOL EQUIPMENT PRIMO CERAMIC GRILLS TIKI BARS POOL/YARD SIGNS SUNSAILS LOCAL INDEPENDENT | 1114 NE Jensen Beach Blvd, Jensen Beach, FL 772-444-3213 Buy 2 Shocks Get 1 FREEMust present coupon ~ One coupon per household ~ Expires 9/31/2018 POOL AND PATIO en-USBullwinkle is a en-US big, fun loving en-US goofball. He is en-US around 1.5 years en-US and has been in en-US the care of HSTC en-US since mid-July. en-US He is partially en-US house trained, en-US crate trained, en-US and knows a few en-US basic comen-US -en-US mands. A few of en-US his favorite en-US activities are en-US going for car en-US rides, digging in en-US the dirt, and en-US learning new things. Bullwinkle has lived with other dogs and cats en-US in the past and was friendly and playful with both. He has a very en-US high energy level and is looking for an active home to call his own. en-US Bullwinkle is one of HSTCs newest Dollys Dream Dogs! This en-US means his adoption fee has been sponsored AND he comes with en-US a bunch of extra goodies to help him adjust to his new home. en-US Some of these bonus goodies include a crate and a FREE 6 week en-US training class! To learn more about Dollys Dream, please visit Looking for a home en-USCalendaren-USFrom page 2en-US Seeen-US en-US CALENDARen-US, page 8


en-US 8 uous updating of the latest trends and styles en-USand ongoing acquiring of product knowlen-US -en-US edge separates us from what you will find at en-US most other stores.en-US The company offers a variety of installaen-US -en-US tion methods making hardwood floors en-US available to homeowners who in the past en-US wouldnt have qualified due to an inferior en-US sub-floor, and its staff specializes in sanding en-US and staining techniques. en-US We offer our customers floating or glue-en-US down hardwood flooring systems so everyen-US -en-US one can have the beauty of hardwood, the en-US owner explained. We have stairs specialist en-US available and can install traditional harden-US-en-US wood flooring through nail down or staple en-US down methods with the same level of qualien-US -en-US ty craftsmanship.en-US Floor Specialists is not just limited to en-US hardwoods, either. Youll also find the best en-US names in laminate flooring, including en-US Mohawk, Quick Step, Krono, Armstrong en-US and many others. These are offered in hunen-US-en-US dreds of wood species and colors to choose en-US from, such as Acacia, Brazilian Cherry, en-US Hickory, Maple, Oak, Pine and Walnut. en-US Jeff Bowers of the Stuart-based Masteren-US -en-US piece Design/Build contracting firm chose en-US laminate from Floor Specialists of Martin en-US County for a home he and his wife puren-US -en-US chased recently in North River Shores. en-US He provided and installed a floor he en-US thought would meet our needs of the wear en-US and tear we would put on it, he said. It is a en-US new type of laminate floor that is very dog en-US friendly and moisture resistant. We have a en-US pool that we use a lot and it made sense to en-US us. His installation crew did an outstanding en-US job -quick, neat, clean and polite. We are en-US thrilled with what he did for us.en-US For homeowners who crave the genuine en-US look of wood or stone flooring but find en-US those materials far from their grasp, the en-US store carries an extensive line of luxury vinyl en-US tile, which is a completely different category en-US from vinyl sheet goods or laminate. Luxury en-US vinyl plank has a very durable core layer that en-US is waterproof. High-tech digital imaging en-US projected onto the surfaces replicate virtualen-US-en-US ly any species of hardwood, natural stone en-US (such as marble or slate), concrete, or even en-US metal in amazingly precise detail making it en-US difficult to distinguish from the true materien-US -en-US al. Floor Specialists has made a name for en-US itself in the category, giving LVT its own en-US showplace with samples installed on the en-US showroom floor.en-US And last, but not least, Floor Specialists en-US also offers more than a dozen varieties of en-US cork flooring in a plethora of colors. Visitors en-US to the showroom can get answers to their en-US technical questions and inquire about a en-US range of other services offered, such as en-US sanding and refinishing, sandless refinishen-US-en-US ing, dustless floor removal, cleaning services en-US and one that Mr. Pittman says is a rarity in en-US the industry: service long after the sale.en-US Repairs are often the reason our customen-US -en-US ers call us because they are not offered by en-US the original point of sale, he emphasized. en-US So many of the other stores, no matter how en-US much you buy from them, you call them en-US back two years later and they will tell you en-US they dont do repairs. We take care of our en-US customers no matter what the problems are. en-US We might charge you, but well still go fix it.en-US Mr. Bowers said his own firm has conen-US -en-US tracted with Floor Specialists of Martin en-US County to install the flooring on more than en-US a dozen of his custom homes, and the qualien-US -en-US ty of the work led him to choose Mr. Pitten-US -en-US mans team for his own home.en-US We are so pleased with what he did for us en-US in our own home, he added. It makes me en-US very happy to know that he gives all of our en-US Masterpiece Builders clients that same kind en-US of personal attention.en-US Mr. Pittman credits his longevity in the en-US industry to his fascination overseeing the en-US remodeling process.en-US I guess I just enjoy my work, he said. en-US Its different every day and I meet the nicest en-US people and we see a house transform right en-US in front of us. Its amazing how much you en-US can see a house change in two or three days.en-US Floor Specialists of Martin County is locaten-US -en-US ed at 2512 S.E. Willoughby Blvd. in Stuart. en-US The store is open Monday through Friday en-US from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and closed on the en-US weekends. For more information, call 772-en-US 223-9441 or visit the website at en-US www.flooren-US -en-US specialistmartincounty.comen-USFlooren-USFrom page 3en-US 288-5654, emailen-US, en-USor visit en-US, SEPT. 15en-GB en-GB Martin County Out of the Darkness en-GB Walk:en-GB 9 a.m. to noon, Flagler Park, 201 S.W. en-GB Flagler Ave., Stuart. Hosted by American en-GB Foundation for Suicide Prevention Southen-GB -en-GB east Florida Chapter. When people work en-GBtogether, they can make big changes in our en-GB world. These walks raise awareness about en-GB suicide and raise resources to support en-GB families and bring hope to those affected by en-GB suicide. Registration is free and open to the en-GB public. en-GB For more information, visit en-GB www.afsp.en-GB org/martinen-GB en-GB International Coastal Cleanup:en-GB 8-11 en-GB a.m., register to help clean up a coast near en-GB you. Held on the third Saturday of September en-GB each year and spearheaded by the Ocean en-GB Conservancy, the International Coastal en-GB Cleanup is the most recognized cleanup en-GB event in the world. The goal is to have en-GB volunteer presence at every beach and en-GB waterway in Martin County, so please register en-GB for the cleanup so KMB can plan accordingly. en-GB Also, preregistered groups will be given en-GB gloves, water, garbage bags and t-shirts en-GB (while supplies last). en-GBFor more information or en-GB to sponsor, call (772) 781-1222, visit en-GB www.en-GB -en-GB al-cleanup.html, en-GB or email en-GBinfo@keepmartinen-GB-en-GB en-GB en-GB Team Up to Clean Up:en-GB 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., en-GB Treasure Coast Food Bank, 401 Angle Road, en-GB Fort Pierce. The food bank needs hard-en-GB working volunteers to help with cleaning en-GB needs at the 35,000 square foot warehouse en-GB so that they may continue to maintain the en-GB highest standard in food safety. All supplies en-GB will be provided, you just provide the muscle en-GB and effort. Volunteers must be age 18 or en-GB older and wear closed-toe shoes. en-GB For more en-GB information, call (772) 446-1752 or email en-GB en-GB RSVP online at en-GB, SEPT. 16en-GB en-GB 'It Takes a Village:'en-GB 2-3 p.m., Blake en-GB Library, Stuart. Every other Sunday, enjoy an en-GB hour of conversation, self expression, and en-GB exploration. Topics related to motherhood en-GB and infancy will be discussed in an open en-GB format, with focus on creating a non-judgen-GB -en-GB mental and open-minded space for all to en-GB share. Information regarding local and en-GB national resources related to early childhood en-GB will also be discussed. Lap babies always en-GB welcome. Free, sponsored by the Friends of en-GB the Martin County Library System, Inc. en-GB For en-US Seeen-US en-US CALENDARen-US, page 16en-USCalendaren-USFrom page 7


en-US 9 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 in 1968 when I first went into the en-US retail car business with my father, I en-US can remember asking him, What is en-US holdback? I was learning the business and en-US had been studying the invoices on new en-US Pontiacs that General Motors sent us when en-US they shipped a new car that we had ordered. en-US We had to pay the invoice immediately en-US when it was issued, sometimes even before en-US the car arrived at our dealership. In most en-US cases, it was our bank or GMAC who paid en-US GM and we borrowed the money from them to pay for the car. / en-USMy fathers answer to my question about en-US holdback was that it was an increase in the en-US amount of the invoice that we paid General en-US Motors which was not really part of the en-US price of the car. It was just an extra amount en-US added to the real price of the car and en-US included in the invoice. At that time, it was en-US 2% of the MSRP (manufacturers suggested en-US retail), so if a new Pontiac Bonneville had en-US an MSRP of $10,000 and a true cost of en-US $9,000, the factory invoice would be $9,200. en-US I asked my father, When do we get the en-US $200 back? He said, At the end of the en-US year. I asked him if they paid us interest on en-US our money and I can remember him en-US laughing loudly and saying no.en-US Of course my next question was why they en-US do that. He told me that the reason they en-US gave him was to help dealers sell their cars en-US for more money so that they didnt go en-US broke. He said that because they didnt get en-US their holdback money for such a long en-US period of time, they began to think of their en-US invoice as being the actual cost of the car. en-US General Motors felt that many dealers were en-US such poor businessmen that they might sell en-US their cars so cheaply that they would go out en-US of business. Now, because GM was kind en-US enough to hold back hundreds of thouen-US -en-US sands of dollars of the dealers money (and en-US pay them no interest on it) but return the en-US money to them once a year, they could help en-US the dealers make a bigger profit and en-US maintain adequate working capital.en-US At that time, I thought this was the en-US biggest bunch of boloney I had ever heard en-US and I was sure that this was a scheme by the en-US manufacturers to keep a free float of en-US millions of dollars of their dealers money en-US under the guise of helping the dealers. I en-US asked my father why the dealers didnt en-US strongly object to this and he said that most en-US dealers actually liked the idea of holden-US -en-US back. When I heard that, I thought that en-US maybe GM and the manufacturers were en-US right about the dealers not being smart en-US enough to sell their cars for a reasonable en-US profit.en-US It took me a few more years in the en-US business before I understood what was en-US really going on with holdback. It was a no en-US brainer as to why the manufacturers liked en-US it, but at last I understood its attraction to en-US us dealers. Because we had to pay an extra en-US amount over the true price of the car and en-US not see that money for up to a year, we en-US began to think of the invoice as the true en-US price, even though it was inflated by en-US hundreds of dollars. Because all manufacen-US -en-US turers added holdback to all dealers en-US invoices, the net effect was to raise the price en-US of all cars to all buyers by the amount of this en-US holdback. I know this is a dirty word, but en-US its price fixing on the grandest scale. This en-US might have been something that Henry en-US Ford, Alfred Sloan, and Walter Chrysler en-US concocted while playing golf at Bloomfield en-US Hills Country Club outside of Detroit.en-US Another neat thing about holdback for us en-US dealers is being able to tell our customers en-US that we are only charging them X dollars en-US over invoice; or we can tell them that we en-US will sell them this car at invoice with no en-US profit to us at all! (Theres a sucker born en-US every minute) Dealers often have invoice en-US sales with copies of the invoice pasted on en-US the car windows. Who doesnt believe that en-US an invoice is the cost of the car? The truth is en-US in the semantic skullduggery Mr. en-US Customer, I solemnly swear to you that this en-US is the exact price that I paid the factory for en-US this car. In fact, heres a copy of the invoice. en-US Thats what the dealer paid the factory all en-US right, but its not what he paid the factory en-US after he got his holdback check in the en-US mailor, lets call a spade a spade, his en-US KICK-BACK. zh-CN You might be thinking, so were talking zh-CN about $200 more or less on a $10,000 car. zh-CN Who cares? Dont forget, that was almost 50 zh-CN years ago. Holdbacks have expanded zh-CN considerably and now instead of several zh-CN hundred dollars were talking several zh-CN thousand. Also, dealers no longer must wait zh-CN a year to get their hold back money back. zh-CN Now they get it back monthly. zh-CN Manufacturers even changed the names zh-CN of these monies they hold back. ese are zh-CN innocuous names so that, if you see them zh-CN on the invoice, you will have no suspicionzh-CN names like oorplan assistance, advertising, zh-CN PDI, Administrative or DAP. Of course, zh-CN there are also cash rebates to dealers that zh-CN dont even show on the invoice. I estimate zh-CN the average car invoice today includes zh-CN $3,000 to $4,000 in hidden holdbacks to the zh-CN dealer. Holdbacks are also applied to factory zh-CN or distributor accessories like protection zh-CN packages [wax, undercoat, window etch, zh-CN roadside assistance], oor mats, window zh-CN tint, etc. zh-CN e bottom line is that you should never zh-CN rely on the dealers factory invoice to zh-CN determine the price you are willing to pay zh-CN for a car. And be especially suspicions when zh-CN the dealer quotes you a price of X dollars zh-CN over invoice or shows you the invoice. zh-CN Youve heard the old joke, How can you zh-CN tell when a politician is lying? Answer: zh-CN When his lips are moving. zh-CN How can you tell when a car dealer is zh-CN lying? Answer: When he shows you the zh-CN invoice. 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en-US 10 Winner of many National and International Awards. Hair Styling Extensions Coloring Corrective Coloring Foils Keratin Massage772-323-082911033 S. Ocean Drive Jensen Beach, FL 34957 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Sat 9am-3pm Sun Closed If your hair is not becoming to you, you should be coming to us!!! REVERSE MORTGAGE WILMER FLORESFinance ProfessionalTAX FREE MONEYImprove Your Lifestyle And Enjoy RetirementCall for more information772-207-4599 LENDER Se Habla Espaol Expires 9-28-18 I have over 30 years' experience. I possess a Master's Degree in Audiology. I educate people; I do not pressure them or mislead them. DISCOUNTS up to 50% off suggested retail! Free Consultations. 0% Financing Available. Serving the Treasure Coast for Over 20 Years 2219 S. KANNER HIGHWAY, STUART Next to Monterey Animal Clinic The Martin County Board of County en-USCommissioners is seeking applications from en-US individuals interested in volunteering to en-US serve on the following committees. All indien-US-en-US viduals serve without compensation and are en-US requested to submit an application for en-US appointment to Martin County Administraen-US -en-US tion by Friday, Sept. 21. 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 email en-US Housing en-US Advisory committee en-USThe Martin County Board of County en-US Commissioners is seeking applications from en-US individuals interested in volunteering to en-US serve on the Affordable Housing Advisory en-US Committee. en-US Vacant positions: The Committee shall en-US consist of at least 8 but not more than 11 en-US members who shall be appointed by resoluen-US-en-US tion of the Board of County Commissionen-US -en-US ers. en-US The Committee shall consist of 1 repreen-US -en-US sentative from at least 6 of the following caten-US -en-US egories:en-US A citizen who is actively engaged in the en-US residential homebuilding industry in conen-US -en-US nection with affordable housing;en-US A citizen who is actively engaged in the en-US banking or mortgage banking industry in en-US connection with affordable housing;en-US A citizen who is a representative of en-US those areas of labor actively engaged in en-US homebuilding in connection with affordable en-US housing;en-US A citizen who is actively engaged as an en-US advocate for low income persons in connecen-US -en-US tion with affordable housing;en-US A citizen who is actively engaged as a en-US for-profit provider of affordable housing;en-US A citizen who is actively engaged as a en-US not-for-profit provider of affordable housen-US-en-US ing;en-US A citizen who is actively engaged as a en-US real estate professional in connection with en-US affordable housing;en-US A citizen who actively serves on the en-US Local Planning Agency (pursuant to Section en-US 163.3174 Fla. Stat.);en-US A citizen who resides within Martin en-US County;en-US A citizen who represents employers en-US within Martin County;en-US A citizen who represents essential seren-US -en-US vice personnel -any person in need of en-US affordable housing, who is employed by a en-US company or organization located within en-US Martin County, including, but not limited en-US to, teachers and educators, police and fire en-US personnel, health care personnel, and all en-US building trades personnel.en-US These are two year terms.en-US Committee Powers & Duties: en-US Recommend specific actions or initiatives en-US to encourage or facilitate affordable housing en-US while protecting the ability of the property en-US to appreciate in value. Evaluate the incenen-US -en-US tives contained in the Martin County local en-US housing incentive plan and make recomen-US-en-US mendations for its amendment as needed to en-US encourage or facilitate the creation or mainen-US-en-US tenance of affordable housing. Review the en-US Martin County Local Housing Assistance en-US Plan (SHIP) before its submission for adopen-US -en-US tion or amendment to the Board of County en-US Commissioners (BCC). Review applications en-US for SHIP funds by community-based orgaen-US -en-US nizations or eligible sponsors and provide en-US recommendations for funding of these en-US applications to the BCC. Function as the en-US review committee set forth in the local en-US housing assistance plan to advise and monien-US-en-US tor the SHIP program, evaluate requests for en-US exceptions from the regulations in accoren-US -en-US dance with the procedures set forth in the en-US local housing assistance plan, and to hear en-US appeals from decisions made by the SHIP en-US program administrator.en-US Meetings are typically held every other en-US month at 3:30 p.m. at the Administrative en-US Center, 2401 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart. en-USCommunity Redevelopment en-US Agency vacancyen-USThe Martin County Board of County en-US Commissioners is seeking applications from en-US individuals interested in volunteering to en-US serve on the Community Redevelopment en-US Agency (CRA). The Community Redevelen-US-en-US opment Agency is authorized to carry out en-US all community redevelopment and related en-US activities specified in F.S. 163.370, with the en-US exception of the powers specifically enuen-US-en-US merated in F.S. 163.358, which shall be en-US retained by the Board of County Commisen-US-en-US sioners. The Agency shall review and recen-US -en-US ommend modifications to the countywide en-US community redevelopment plan to be en-US approved by the Board of County Commisen-US en-USsioners. This is a two year term.en-US To qualify, the person must either:en-US 1. Reside in a community redevelopment en-US area; oren-US 2. Be a resident of Martin County and en-US engaged in a business within the area of en-US operation of such community redevelopen-US -en-US ment area, which means:en-US a. Owning a business, oren-US b. Practicing a profession, oren-US c. Performing a service for compensation, en-US oren-US d. Serving as an officer or director of a en-US corporation or other business entity so en-US engaged; oren-US 3. Be a resident of Martin County and en-US own real property within a mile of the comen-US-en-US munity redevelopment area; anden-US 4. Have served as a member of a Neighen-US -en-US borhood Advisory Committee.en-US The Agency meets on the fourth Monday en-US of each month at 3 p.m. in the Administraen-US -en-US tion Building, 2401 S.E. Monterey Road, en-US Stuart. en-US The next few meetings are scheduled for en-US September 24, October 22, November 26, en-US and December 18.en-USBoard vacancies


en-US 11 en-USattorney and Ms. Featherstone affirmed that en-US it had.en-US The state has provided a contract that en-US they follow, and thats basically what this is, en-US as well as any of the concerns that we have en-US addressed, the deputy superintendent said. en-US They have met those needs and the quesen-US -en-US tions we had.en-US School Superintendent Laurie Gaylord en-US concurred and recommended the Board en-US approve the contract. en-US The recommendation is based upon the en-US fact we have worked out an agreement with en-US our attorney and their attorney, she said. en-US Weve already accepted the application en-US back in April, and hammering out the agreeen-US -en-US ment with the contract, we feel that were at en-US a place of consensus. en-US Several members of the public addressed en-US the Board that evening, with all but one en-US expressing support for approval. Elizabeth en-US Williams admitted the Common Core inien-US -en-US tiative has worried her and she had previen-US -en-US ously pulled one of her children out of the en-US countys public school system.en-US You may not have been able to do anyen-US -en-US thing about the Common Core debacle, but en-US I thank you for doing something with a yes en-US to vote the sign the charter contract for the en-US Treasure Coast Classical Academy and given-US-en-US ing our community a choice again, she said. en-US It really is truly about success for all stuen-US -en-US dents, and there is not one size that fits all.en-US Retired educator and educational diagen-US -en-US nostician Audrey Capozzi offered her en-US insight into the curriculum of the Barney en-US Charter School Initiative of Hillsdale Colen-US -en-US lege that TCCA plans to utilize.en-US Classical, in terms of Barney Charter en-US School, means traditional -its what everyen-US -en-US one learned in the past, she said. Classical en-US education means knowledge is valued for its en-US own sake. Childrens astounding curiosity is en-US nurtured and rigorous mental training is the en-US order of the day. The establishment of this en-US school does not denigrate Martin schools in en-US any way. In fact, it only enhances the Disen-US -en-US trict by providing additional choice to paren-US -en-US ents and teachers.en-US When Chairwoman Christia Li Roberts en-US opened the contract discussion up to the en-US Board, Ms. McSoley repeated her list of reaen-US -en-US sons for opposing the TCCA in an attempt en-US to debunk the positive attributes listed by en-US the public speakers. en-US It does not provide innovative methods en-US -there are no significant additional educaen-US -en-US tional opportunities at all, she said. Actualen-US -en-US ly several speakers said that there were -en-US theyre not, theres nothing new or different en-US to Martin County, which Hope and Clark en-US [the Districts only other charter schools] do en-US provide. And the original reason to have en-US charter schools coming into counties was to en-US provide additional opportunities for chilen-US -en-US dren: It does not do that.en-US Ms. McSoley ran through a list of proben-US-en-US lems she found with the proposal, ranging en-US from the schools projected growth rates to en-US tentative plans to locate the campus near the en-US St. Lucie County line to attract students en-US from that district, enabled by the states conen-US-en-US trolled open enrollment policy.en-US They know they can fill that with open en-US seats, she said. Four hundred and eighty en-US six open seats times $7,000-plus of student en-US money, means approximately $4 million. en-US Lets say that 486 students the first year leave en-US Martin County schools and go into TCCA en-US and they take their money with them. Thats en-US $4 million being diverted from Martin en-US County Public Schools into TCCA, which en-US again offers nothing new and unique that en-US the Martin County School District doesnt en-US offer. Our bank account will decrease by $4 en-US million, and we will still have to serve those en-US 486 students at the administrative level.en-US For her part, Chairwoman Roberts had en-US questions about the schools planned use of en-US the Singapore Math program and how the en-US teachers would handle gifted students or en-US those of different ability levels in the same en-US grade, particularly those who might come in en-US mid-year. The Singapore system is designed en-US on ability level rather than grade level, and en-US TCCA Chairwoman and Collier County en-US School Board member Erika Donalds said en-US that issue had already been tackled successen-US-en-US fully in the charter school opened recently en-US in her school district. en-US We did have some students who were at en-US the top when we started K-6 and then went en-US to [grade] 7, they may have been ready for en-US eighth grade math or ninth grade math, she en-US explained. Some students took advantage en-US of online courses just until the school could en-US build out the remaining capacity in order to en-US offer those full courses. We try as best we en-US can to implement a math block, so that all en-US students within the grade band take that at en-US the same time each day; so we can accomen-US-en-US modate those students that might need to go en-US back a little further, at least until they catch en-US up and get closer to where their grade level en-USpeers are in the Singapore math levels.en-US Ms. Roberts posed several other quesen-US -en-US tions to Ms. Donalds about school safety, en-US transportation and the make-up of TCCA en-US board, expressing a desire for local control en-US of the latter to be spelled out in the contract. en-US I know right now you have three people en-US on your governing board, she said. You en-US have one thats a local resident, you have en-US yourself, -which is on the other side of the en-US state -and then someone whos in Tallahasen-US -en-US see. So Im looking for something that says en-US no more than two members of the board en-US shall be non Martin County residents and en-US the majority of the members of the governen-US -en-US ing board shall be residents of Martin Counen-US -en-US ty. So do you all have an issue with that?en-US Ms. Donalds balked at making any new en-US changes to the contract, which she said was en-US already delayed due to the Board majoritys en-US refusal to take up the matter at an earlier en-US date. en-US We did extensive negotiations with your en-US attorney throughout the past four months, en-US she said. Im not prepared to speak on en-US additional items of negotiation without en-US properly going back to our governing board en-US and achieving a consensus and a vote on en-US those items. Based on the timeline, if these en-US items were important to the Chair or to the en-US Board, they really should have been brought en-US up earlier. Were already very well past the en-US deadline for this contract to be signed.en-US Ms. Donalds attempted to allay the chairen-US -en-US womans fears about local control, however, en-US while alleging that current board members en-US had already been the victims of verbal en-US attacks locally.en-US We have identified Martin County resien-US -en-US dents who desire to serve on the Board, and en-US thats been the intention all along, she said. en-US But getting through this process as a board en-US member, is not something you want to put en-US on a volunteer -who simply wants to do en-US this to help children -through. Its a proen-US -en-US cess for people like us who can stand here en-US and take the kind of vitriol and lies told en-US about them.en-US Board Member McSoley then jumped en-US back in the conversation, putting Ms. Donen-US -en-US alds on the defensive.en-US So the charter school you opened over en-US where you are on the west coast, are all the en-US board members local board members? Ms. en-US McSolely asked.en-US Ms. Donalds emphasized she no longer en-US had any direct oversight of the Mason Clasen-US -en-US sical Academy in Naples, which she helped en-US found.en-US The school that I have no say over except en-US to be a parent of the school, the majority of en-US those are local board members, she en-US responded.en-US When Ms. McSoley continued to prod en-US her, the gloves came off.en-US Youre making an implication and youre en-US leading down a line of questioning in order en-US to deceive the public as you just did on the en-US diatribe that you went on earlier, Ms. Donen-US-en-US alds exclaimed. en-US The TCCA chairman then refused to en-US answer any more of Board Member McSoen-US -en-US leys questions unrelated to the contract, and en-US the debate briefly took on the atmosphere of en-US a court battle. The latter solicited Chairen-US -en-US woman Roberts assistance in forcing Ms. en-US Donalds to answer questions about TCCA en-US board members, and the chairwoman more en-US carefully chose the wording of the questions en-US to ease the tension in the chambers. Ms. en-US Donalds then responded. en-US The new contract with Hillsdale College en-US requires five board members, so in order to en-US be a partner with Hillsdale College, now you en-US must have five board members, she said. en-US And our intention is that those five board en-US members would be Martin County residents en-US and that the board meetings of those five en-US board members would be in Martin County en-US and accessible to the residents and citizens en-US of Martin County.en-US After a little more discussion, Ms. McSoen-US -en-US ley made a motion to reject the contract, en-US which died for a lack of a second. Commisen-US -en-US sion Michael DiTerlizzi, who participated en-US remotely in the discussion, then made a en-US substitute motion to accept the contract, en-US seconded by Board Member Marsha Powen-US -en-US ers. That motion passed 3-2, with Ms. en-US McSoley and Chairwoman Roberts dissenten-US -en-US ing. Sevin Bullwinkle/staff photographer en-USThe Cobras Jordan Nance, No. 20, lunges for the Bulldogs Kobe Jaren-US -en-US mon, No. 3.en-USSevin Bullwinkle/staff photographeren-USThe Cobras' Jordan Nance, No. 20, tackles the Bulldogs' Timothy en-US Fowler, No. 4.en-USFootball frenzy!en-USCharteren-USFrom page 1


en-US 12 VOLUME 41 ISSUE September 7, 2018 CHAMBER EVENTSShop Chamber Members!For Information about chamber members, read Member News at For Chamber Membership Information call 287-1088, ext. 101 The Chamber Conference Center is sponsored by T.C. Urgent & Family Care CHARTING THE COURSE OF BUSINESS Networking BreakfastsTuesday, September 11th 7:45 AM Hosted & Sponsored by Macys3106 N.W. Federal Hwy. (2nd oor), Jensen BeachTuesday, September 18th 7:45 AM Sponsored by Hippocrates Health Institute at Chamber Conference Center 1650 S. Kanner Hwy., StuartTuesday, September 25th 7:45 AM Sponsored by Geico Local Oce at Chamber Conference Center 1650 S. Kanner Hwy., StuartNetworking LuncheonWednesday, September 12th 11:45 AM Sponsored by Treasure Coast Urgent & Primary Care Hosted by e Yacht & Country Club 3883 S.E. Fairway East StuartBusiness After Hours Wednesday, September 26th 5:30 7:30 PM Sponsored by U.S. Sailing Center & Port Salerno Seafood Festival Hosted by U.S. Sailing Center 1955 N.E. Indian River Dr. Jensen BeachInstallation GalaFriday, September 28th 6:00 11:00 PM Hosted by Mariner Sands Country Club 6500 S.E. Mariner Sands Dr. Stuart Chamber Ambassador H.B. Barrett (left) proudly accepts the Ambassador of the Month award from Chairman Rob Gluck man, Treasure Coast Urgent & Primary Care at the August Networking Luncheon, sponsored by Treatment Management Center at e Kane Center. As sponsor of the Chambers August Networking Luncheon at e Kane Center, the sta of Treatment Management Company presented an over view of their drug and alcohol detox and full continuum of care program oered in Martin County. Company representatives, shown with Chamber Chairman Rob Gluckman, Treasure Coast Urgent & Primary Care (left), in cluded Jerey Bishop, M.D., Richard Costello, Lauren Silverstein, Trustee Francine Costello, CFO, Kim Hughes and Terry Churney. SAVE THE DATES!!!Operation Thank YouNovember 6-9 Holiday Trade Show November 14 rffntbfnb rffbtf tfttnftrbffftffttnfntf ftfntttbrffr e Stuart/Martin County Chamber came out the big win ner at the August Business Af ter Hours & Auction held on August 29th. e auction was a huge success thanks to the sponsors, restaurants, sta and the participating bidders. Shown (from left) are Chair man Rob Gluckman, Treasure Coast Urgent & Primary Care; Auctioneer and Board Member/ Trustee Elliot Paul; BAH sponsors and Trustees Chuck Geary and Gary Lesser of Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith PLLC; host Karen Ripper, e Kane Center and President/CEO Joe Catrambone.


en-USFRIDAY, SEPT. 7en-US en-US Deadline for edible artwork submisen-US -en-US sions for 'Sweet!':en-US The Elliott Museum invites en-US culinary Florida artists to submit applications en-US for judging during the Edible Artwork Show & en-US Competition during the reception for 'Sweet!' en-US The artists' reception and edible art show will en-US be Sept. 15 from 2-5 p.m. en-US Please download en-US the prospectuses from en-UShttps://elliottmuseen-US -en-US for complete details. Email en-US Robin Lee Makowski, exhibition curator, with en-US any questions: en-USRMakowski@elliottmuseum.en-US orgen-GB en-GB Parent's Night Out:en-GB 6-9:30 p.m., en-GB Childrens Museum of the Treasure Coast, en-GB 1707 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. en-GB Parents can drop kids off at the museum for en-GB a night of dinner, drinks, popcorn, a movie, en-GB and time to explore the museum. Meant for en-GB ages 4-12. $15 for members; $20 for en-GB non-members; $10 for siblings. Space is en-GB limited, register early to secure a spot. en-GB Call en-GB the museum at (772) 225-7575, Ext. 208 to en-GB register.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 7-10 p.m., on the en-GB first Friday evening every month. Open to the en-GB public. Admission is $11. en-GBFor more informaen-GB-en-GB tion and updates, visit en-GBwww.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-USFRIDAY, SEPT. 7 SATURDAY, SEPT. 8en-US en-US Dancing in the Dark:en-US Two nights of en-US tribute bands benefiting the Kiwanis Club of en-US Martin County will be held in Memorial Park, en-US 300 S.E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart. Featuring en-US tributes to Donna Summer, Billy Joel, KISS, en-US Aerosmith, and Bruce Springsteen. Gates en-US open at 6 p.m. both nights. Two day general en-US admission is $15; two-day VIP tickets en-US (includes food and drink) are $50. Single day Harold Seay Thurs., Sept. 13 David Goodman Fri., Sept. 14 Mike Lee Sat., Sept. 15Hours: 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. 10-31-18 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. 10-31-18 HTN. LIVE MUSIC en-USARIES March 21/April 20en-US Aries, don't hesitate to express the passion en-US you are feeling for a loved one. If you do not en-US share your feelings, others will not know what en-US you are thinking and fail to respond.en-US TAURUS April 21/May 21en-US It's time to trust your instincts, Taurus. When en-US something does not seem on the up and up, en-US you owe it to yourself to speak up. Keep in en-US mind that others may not believe.en-US GEMINI May 22/June 21en-US Your romantic life seems to be full of complien-US-en-US cated patterns that could be perceived as en-US obstacles, Gemini. Don't let these things hinen-US -en-US der your relationships. Start making changes.en-US CANCER June 22/July 22en-US Sitting back and not doing much this week en-US will move you nowhere quickly, Cancer. You en-US need to find motivation to be productive and en-US get to the tasks at hand.en-US LEO July 23/Aug. 23en-US Leo, if you can stay on course, things will en-US move along quite well for you. There are plenty en-US of distractions that may be in your way, but en-US you must look beyond them.en-US VIRGO Aug. 24/Sept. 22en-US Get outdoors and enjoy a walk through the en-US park or a hike, Virgo. It's what you need after en-US being cooped up for too long. Outdoor projen-US -en-US ects also may beckon you.en-US LIBRA Sept. 23/Oct. 23en-US Libra, start planning a much-needed vacation en-US right now. And don't forget to look beyond en-US your usual haunts, as there are many other en-US options available as well.en-USHoroscopesen-USSept. 7 is International Manatee Day en-USTREASURE COAST International en-US Manatee Day is Sept. 7. The date was first en-US observed in Mexico, where the species has en-US been protected since 1921.en-US Save the Manatee Club is using the event en-US to educate about all the dangers facing Floren-US -en-US ida manatees, from boat collisions to red en-US tide.en-US In addition to Save the Manatee Clubs en-US manatee conservation efforts in the U.S., we en-US also assist scientists and educators in the en-US Wider Caribbean, South America, and West en-US Africa with their conservation efforts, said en-US Patrick Rose, Save the Manatee Clubs Execen-US -en-US utive Director and Aquatic Biologist. en-US Funds contributed to the Clubs Internaen-US-en-US tional Rescue Fund assist our growing globen-US -en-US al partners.en-US With record watercraft mortality this en-US year along with more than 100 manatees en-US already lost to red tide, we want to ensure en-US that manatees are receiving the help they so en-US desperately require, said Mr. Rose. As in en-US past desperate situations, help is needed en-US from the general public and boaters to assist en-US in reporting sick and injured manatees.en-US As of August 18, there have been 554 en-US manatee mortalities in Florida, which en-US exceeds the total for all of 2017, and 81 of en-US those mortalities were from watercraft collien-US-en-US sions, added Janice Nearing, the clubs en-US Director of Public Relations.en-US Slowing down in manatee habitat and en-US obeying posted speed regulations is the best en-US way to reduce the risk of manatee injury en-US and death.en-US Save the Manatee Club distributes free Out en-GB en-GB&en-GB en-GBabout en-USSeeen-US en-US OUTen-US page 15en-US Seeen-US en-US SCOPESen-US, page 19en-USDining en-US &en-US Entertainmenten-USFRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2018 en-US MARTIN COUNTYen-US WWW.HOMETOWNNEWSMC.COM PAGE 13en-USBy Mike Photo courtesy of Save the Manatee Club en-USIf you see a manatee with distinctive scars, Floridas Fish and Wildlife en-US Commission asks that you take and submit photos. The scars are en-US used like fingerprints to identify and track individual animals.en-USSeeen-US en-US MANATEEen-US, page 18


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No, the big problem was en-US how long the damn thing took to turn on.en-US You see with my Day Runner, all I had to en-US do is open the book to todays date and start en-US writing. It even had a little plastic book en-US mark thingy so I could open it to todays en-US date without looking. The only issue I had en-US with the Day Runner is every couple of en-US months I would run out of calendar pages en-US and have to go get new ones.en-US With my laptop it was downright en-US embarrassing! You think it takes computers en-US a long time to boot up today? You wouldnt en-US believe how long the wait was 20 years ago.en-US I can clearly remember trying to get into en-US my machine to look someones information en-US up and waiting and waiting and waiting. en-US And dont get me started on the battery life!en-US I learned a valuable lesson in those days en-US and it was to always keep my power cable en-US handy and be aware of the location of the en-US nearest outlet. (I even had a $30 inverter in en-US my car so I could plug in when I needed to). en-US The battery would always look like it had en-US enough power but, if I wasnt near an outlet en-US then Murphys law would kick in and the en-US battery would die right when I was in the en-US middle of some important task. en-US No, the whole using my laptop instead en-US of a Day Runner experiment was a dismal en-US failure. I found myself carrying my Day en-US Runner and lugging my laptop behind me.en-US Fast forward to now and Im very happy en-US to say I love living in the future! You may en-US have noticed these devices called Tablets en-US seem to be popping up all over the place en-US and recently I became the proud owner of en-US one. And with my tablet, those fantasies en-US that I had in the 90s of having all of my en-US data at my fingertips with my laptop have en-US all come true but with the tablet!en-US The first thing that Ive noticed is that en-US when I press the little button on the bottom en-US of my tablet (an iPad) its on. And I mean en-US instantly. There is no five-minute wait for en-US the thing to boot up and when it does wake en-US up I have access to everything! I can access en-US email, my address book and all of my notes en-US that I make while Im working and the en-US clever part is that the notes that I read have en-US usually been typed in at my home office on en-US my desktop computer. They just happen to en-US synchronize with my tablet so when Im out en-US in the field, everything that I worked on at en-US my main computer at home is available on en-US my tablet instantly I just turn it on and en-US after a few taps I have the information I en-US need. And when I type something into my en-US tablet, it synchronizes with my desktop en-US computer so I dont have to retype anything en-US when I get home.en-US Even the speech recognition software en-US works much better still not well enough en-US to just speak my column into existence but en-US excellent for quick notes.en-US The best part is when I really need en-US something on my desktop at home, I can en-US connect to my home machine with one of en-US several free remote desktop applications en-US and see my entire desktop on my tablet just en-US as if I was sitting in front of it. en-US It took 20 years but with my tablet I en-US finally have all the capabilities that I en-US thought I would have with my laptop. 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en-US 15 en-USgeneral admission tickets are $10 at the en-US gate. en-US For more information or tickets, visit en-US holdmyticket.comen-USSATURDAY, SEPT. 8en-GB 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-USSATURDAY, SEPT. 8 SUNDAY, SEPT. 23en-US en-US 'The Sunshine Boys:'en-US Comedy by Neil en-US Simon will be presented by A.C.T. Studio en-US Theatre, Cedar Pointe Plaza, 2399 S.E. en-US Ocean Blvd., Stuart, from Sept. 8-23. Al and en-US Willie as Lewis and Clark were top-billed en-US vaudevillians for over forty years. Now they en-US arent even speaking. When CBS requests en-US them for a History of Comedy retrospective, en-US a grudging reunion brings the two back en-US together, along with a flood of memories, en-US miseries, and laughs. The play has echoes of en-US Simon's greatest hit, The Odd Couple, with en-US enduring chemistry, crotchety remarks and en-US laughs. Performances are on Fridays and en-US Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m. en-US Tickets are $25. en-USFor tickets and information, en-US call (772) 932-8880 or visiten-US actstudiotheen-US -en-US atre.comen-USTHURSDAY, SEPT. 13en-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, SEPT. 14en-US en-US Meet the New Director/ Extension en-US Open House:en-US 3-6 p.m., UF IFAS Extension en-US Martin County, 2614 S.E. Dixie Highway, en-US Stuart. Meet the new director, Jennifer en-US Pelham, and learn about all of the great en-US educational programs the UF/IFAS Extension en-US offers our community. Refreshments will be en-US served. en-US For more information, call (772) en-US 288-5654, emailen-US, en-USor visit en-US en-US Cult Classic Film Series:en-US Showing en-US 'Clerks' at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. at The Lyric en-US Theatre, 59 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. Tickets en-US are $10; tickets for the seven-film series, en-US which runs Aug. 17 through Nov. 9, are $50. en-US For more information, call (772) 286-7827 en-US or visit en-US www.lyrictheatre.comen-USSATURDAY, SEPT. 15en-GB en-GB International Coastal Cleanup:en-GB 8-11 en-GB a.m., register to help clean up a coast near en-GB you. Held on the third Saturday of September en-GB each year and spearheaded by the Ocean en-GB Conservancy, the International Coastal en-GB Cleanup is the most recognized cleanup en-GB event in the world. The goal is to have en-GB volunteer presence at every beach and en-GB waterway in Martin County, so please register en-GB for the cleanup so KMB can plan accordingly. en-GB Also, preregistered groups will be given en-GB gloves, water, garbage bags and t-shirts en-GB (while supplies last). en-GBFor more information or en-GB to sponsor, call (772) 781-1222, visit en-GB www.en-GB Face Lift Breast Augmentation Eyes CoolSculpting 309 SE Osceola Street | Suite 201 | Stuart, FL 34994 Villar Plastic Surgery Dr. Luis F. Villar, M.D., F.A.C.S.Save $500 off Face Lift. Free consultation and financing available! We Can Make You Look Years Younger... 772-207-3151 3371 SW Martin Downs Blvd. Palm City772-288-4022 www.michaelleonards.comWe are an AVEDA concept salon 20% OFFyour rst visit with mention of this HTN ad Exp. 9-14-18 Haircutting/Styling Keratin treatments All hair color services Balayage & Highlights Nail services (acrylic, gel polish, pedicures, etc.) And so much more!15% OFF all services for Martin County teachers & school sta (with ID) 2201 SE Indian St., Stuart772-221-0627 rf nt nb R E A D E R S 1C H O I C E 2015 2016 2015 2016 Family owned and operated since 1989 Open Monday-Friday 9-4rfn rffbbEnhance your home with the distinctive look of designer window treatments, custom-made and professionally installed for nf fn ft 2017 2017 C H O I C E R E A D E R S 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) Jolie and Bella en-USKlepper, 8 and en-US 5, of Port St. en-US Lucie, caught en-US this crappie in en-US Oak Hammock en-US park.en-USNice en-US Catch! en-USOuten-USFrom page 13en-US Seeen-US en-US OUTen-US page 17


en-US 16 en-USIen-USn golf, the only connection that we have en-US with our equipment comes through the en-US grip. We depend on the grips on our en-US clubs to control the club and to transmit to en-US the ball where it is to go. Grips also send en-US back to our brains information about how en-US well we struck the ball.en-US A few years ago I played with what had en-US to be the worst set of rental clubs ever. Only en-US a couple of clubs out of the 14 in the bag en-US had a grip that wasnt as hard as a rock and en-US as slippery as a fish. It made for a strange en-US round to say the least. en-US I constantly was afraid the club would fly en-US out of my hands. To prevent that, I gripped en-US the club too tightly, putting far too much en-US tension into my arms and body. I eventually, en-US just tried to hit different shots with the two en-US or three clubs that had a grip slightly en-US younger than I.en-US Todays grip market is huge. The number en-US of choices we golfers have to perfect our en-US connection with our tools is amazing. Grips en-US come in more colors and combinations than en-US Crayola can put in a box, as well as different en-US weights and different sizes.en-US We didn't always have all these choices. en-US In fact, there are few written records en-US regarding the history of golf grips. We can en-US assume that the shepherds who invented en-US the game, likely did not turn their crooks en-US upside down and wrap the bottom with en-US anything before hitting stones around the en-US hillsides of Scotland.en-US It is unclear when grip first appeared on en-US clubs, but we do know that a wool listing en-US was used in the 18th century. In to the 19th en-US century, this would be covered with en-US sheepskin before leather and then rubber en-US would take over in the 20th century.en-US Some golfers would apply chalk to their en-US grips to help them stay dry. Additionally, en-US olive oil, wax, pitch and varnish would be en-US used to help golfers better grip their clubs.en-US While grips last much longer today than en-US they did back when they were simple wool en-US listings or leather, they should still be en-US replaced about every 40 rounds. More often en-US if your hands sweat a lot or they are en-US constructed of a material that starts to break en-US down. Your grips should feel tacky in your en-US hand and should never get to the point en-US where they are hard or cracked. It's always en-US good to replace your entire set, keeping the en-US same feel with every club in your bag.en-US Many people do not know the imporen-US -en-US tance of getting the proper grip size or en-US being fit for your grip. When custom fitting en-US your clubs for shaft, shaft flex, loft, lie and en-US more, it is equally important to have the en-US right grip size. There are many grip sizes en-US available and you can even alter the en-US thickness of the grip during the en-US installation process.en-US A grip that is too small may en-US cause overactive hands, while one en-US that is too large may prevent you en-US from releasing the club through en-US impact. One good measure is that en-US when gripping your club, your en-US middle and ring finger should en-US just about touch the palm pad of en-US your hand.en-US Between grip changes, you en-US should wash your grips frequenten-US -en-US ly. Anyone who has watched Fred en-US Couples play, will notice that he en-US not only plays without a glove, en-US but wipes his grips clean with a moist towel en-US before every shot.en-US As you play, sweat and oils from your en-US hands are transferred onto your grips. If en-US you fail to clean then, your grips will en-US become slippery and difficult to hold onto en-US during your swing. Using just a towel en-US dipped in a soapy water solution will do the en-US trick. Dawn dish soap is great for cutting en-US through the hand oil and sweat that en-US accumulate on your grips.en-US In 1925 golf's original grip manufactured en-US was established by Elver Lamkin out of his en-US garage in suburban Chicago. His en-US hand-crafted, premium leather grips en-US quickly became the rage among golfers en-US looking for a consistent, comfortable, and en-US tacky grip.en-US In the 1960s, under the direction of en-US Elvers son Rovbert Lamkin, the company en-US began manufacturing leather and rubber en-US hybrid grips. Eventually the company en-US would move on to synthetic rubber, en-US providing a more affordable grip.en-US There is only one thing more afforden-US -en-US able than an affordable grip, and that would en-US happen to be a free grip. en-US Thanks to Lamkin, I am giving away en-US not just a grip, but an entire 13 grip set of its en-US latest grips to one lucky reader. Simply send en-US me an email to en-US stammergolf@yahoo.comen-US and en-US in a few weeks, I will draw a winner from en-US everyone who enters. I look forward to en-US hearing from you and good luck to you all.en-US James Stammer has been an avid golfer en-US and golf enthusiast for nearly 40 years. He en-US hosts the Thursday Night Golf Show on en-US WSTU 1450-AM. Contact him at en-US stammeren-US -en-US golf@yahoo.comen-US. GOLF en-USJAMES STAMMER en-USGetting a grip on your golf game easy as 1-2-3 en-USBob Fishel, Judy Fishel, Pat Marshall, Bruce Marshall, en-US from Stuart, took along a copy of Hometown News to en-US Seward, Alaska. For two weeks they traveled 2,000 en-US miles in Alaska to view 172 different kinds of birds. en-US Thanks for taking us along! en-USAre you a fan of the Hometown News? Well, we are inviting you to en-US take us along on your next adventure. en-US Each week, we will feature a different reader-submitted photo that showcases one (or en-US more) of our Treasure Coast residents reading the Hometown News in a unique or en-US exotic place. Whether you take a trip to the Grand Canyon or a cruise to the Bahamas, en-US bring your Hometown News with you and have someone snap a picture.en-US Email your photo (at least 1 MB in size) to en-US news@hometownnewsol.comen-US and include en-US your first and last name, the city you live in and the location/date of where the photo en-US was taken. Type TOURING WITH THE TOWNIES in the subject line.en-USTouring with the Townies more information, call (772) 288-5702 or en-GBvisit en-GB, SEPT. 18en-US en-US Martin County Democratic Club en-US meeting: en-US Meetings are held the first Tuesday en-US each month at 6:30 p.m., Best Western en-US Hotel, 1209 S.E. Federal Hwy., Stuart. Keep en-US up-to-date in politics and engage with en-US interesting people. en-USFor more information, en-US visiten-US en-US or en-US search for Martin-County-Democrats on en-US Facebook.en-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 For more information, call (772) 288-en-US 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. For more information, call (772) 263-2109 en-USor visit en-US 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, SEPT. 19en-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 en-GB Care for Caregivers support group: en-GB 6:30-8 p.m., third Wednesday each month, en-GB Suncoast Mental Health Center, 2814 S. U.S. en-GB 1, Suite D4, Fort Pierce. A support group for en-GB individuals, family members and others who en-GB play the role of caregiver to a person who en-GB struggles with a mental illness. The groups en-GB facilitator is volunteer mental health en-GB advocate Diego Gonzalez. en-GB For more en-GB information, contact Diego Gonzalez at (772) en-GB 577-4024, en-GB, en-GB or visit en-GB http://suncoastmentalhealth.orgen-USTHURSDAY, SEPT. 20en-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, SEPT. 21en-GB en-GB Martin County Genealogical Society en-GB monthly meeting:en-GB 1-3 p.m., third Friday each en-GB month, Blake Library, 2351 S.E. Monterey en-GB Road, Stuart. Speaker is TBA. Free, public is en-GB welcome to attend. en-GB For more information, en-GB visiten-GB, SEPT. 23en-GB en-GB ECK Light and Sound service:en-GB The en-GB Godlike Element in Soul, 11 a.m. to noon, en-GB Eckankar Center of the Treasure Coast, 541 en-GB S.E. Central Parkway, Stuart. The public is en-GB invited. en-GB For more information, call (772) 223-en-GB 1188 or visit en-GB, SEPT. 25en-USCalendaren-USFrom page 8en-US Seeen-US en-US CALENDARen-US, page 20


en-US 17 en-GBal-cleanup.html, en-GB or email en-GBinfo@keepmartinen-GB-en-GB en-US en-US 'Sweet!' artists reception and edible en-US art show: en-US2-5 p.m., The Elliott Museum, 825 en-US N.E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart. Enjoy the exhibition en-US of traditional and culinary Florida artists, en-US exploring food and drink. Vote for your en-US favorite piece for the People's Choice award, en-US and sample the Edible Artwork Show & en-US Competition. Reception admission is $5 per en-US person. en-US For more information, call (772) en-US 225-1961 or visiten-US events/en-US en-US Saturday Afternoon STEAM Talks:en-US A en-US Year Full of Stars with Planetarium Director en-US Jon U. Bell at 4 p.m., Hallstrom Planetarium, en-US IRSC main campus, 3209 Virginia Ave., Fort en-US Pierce. Get a preview of some of the en-US awesome upcoming sky events, including a en-US total lunar eclipse on Jan. 20, 2019, plus en-US some great views of the moon and planets, en-US and information about the new season of en-US planetarium shows. Treasure Coast Astroen-US -en-US nomical Society will provide telescope en-US viewing after the presentation, if weather en-US permits. Free, public is welcome. en-USFor more en-US information, visit en-US, SEPT. 15 SUNDAY, NOV. 4en-US en-US 'Sweet!' juried art exhibition:en-US The Elliott en-US Museum, 825 N.E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart, will en-US host this exhibition of traditional and culinary en-US Florida artists, exploring food and drink. After en-US the artist reception and Edible Art Show on en-US Sept. 15, the exhibit is included in regular en-US Museum admission. en-US For more information, en-US call (772) 225-1961 or visiten-US https://en-US, SEPT. 16en-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-US en-US Half-way to St. Patrick's Day:en-US 4-7 p.m., en-USRegistration now open for en-US Martin County Senior Gamesen-USThe Martin County Parks and Recreen-US-en-US ation Department is pleased to announce en-US registration is now open for the 29th en-US annual Senior Games. en-US Taking place October 27 November en-US 4, participants can compete in a variety en-US of events. en-US The games promote physical and en-US social wellness and encourage everyone en-US to get active and stay fit for life, reflecting en-US the Martin County Parks and Recreation en-US Departments goal to provide quality recen-US -en-US reational opportunities for all ages, said en-US Kevin Abbate, Parks and Recreation en-US Department Director. en-US The Martin County Senior Games are en-US open to adults ages 50 and over and will en-US take place at various locations and dates en-US throughout Martin and St. Lucie counen-US -en-US ties. en-US Events include golf, basketball shooten-US -en-US ing, tennis, track & field, swimming, en-US bowling, cycling, table tennis and pickleen-US -en-US ball. Senior athletes who finish in the top en-US five for their age group, are eligible to en-US compete in the Florida Senior Games en-US State Championships in December. en-US Participants can register by mail or en-US phone. Registration is $20 for each sport, en-US except bowling and golf, which are $25. en-US For more event and registration inforen-US -en-US mation, residents are encouraged to call en-US (772) 221-1419 or visit SeniorGames. en-US Find more information on Martin en-US County Parks and Recreation Department en-US facilities and activities at en-USwww.LoveMen-US-en-US en-US or visit MyMCParks. 1301 SE Palm Beach Road Stuart, FL 34994 Come Discover H H 2017 2017 C H O I C E R E A D E R S Stuart Lodge celebrates winning the Readers Choice Award for the Finest Assisted Living Community, 3 Years Running! Such success is a clear reection of the eort, pride and passion each of our team members contributes daily. With more than 160 years of combined Senior Living Experience, Stuart Lodge raises the Standard of Excellence in Senior Care.r Voted #1 Assisted Living Community! AL License 12515 2017 2017 C H O I C E R E A D E R S Place your ad in this special section. This is exclusively for Readers Choice winners only! Call us today to reserve your space!1-800-823-0466 WAS YOUR BUSINESS VOTED THE BEST BY OUR READERS? en-USCommunity notesen-USOuten-USFrom page 15en-US Seeen-US en-US OUTen-US page 19


en-US 18 en-USyellow banners that say Please Slow, Manaen-US -en-US tees Below. Boaters hold the banners up en-US high when they spot a manatee to warn en-US other boaters that manatees are present.en-US There must be a way for Floridians to en-US enjoy boating and recreating on our wateren-US -en-US ways without hurting or killing manatees, en-US said Dr. Katie Tripp, Save the Manatees en-US Director of Science and Conservation. No en-US one spends more time on Floridas waters or en-US better understands the factors that lead to en-US manatee strikes.en-US Dr. Tripp thinks that boaters themselves, en-US by becoming more proactive for manatees, en-US can head off the need for increased law en-US enforcement. Anyone whos getting behind en-US the wheel or handlebars of a vessel needs to en-US be responsible and know what theyre en-US doing.en-US We dont know anyone who intentionally en-US aims to injure manatees during a day of en-US boating, said Dr. Tripp. But terrible injuen-US -en-US ries and suffering occur nonetheless, and we en-US can do better.en-US Red tide is also a deadly danger to manaen-US -en-US tees.en-US Martin County adopted the term Lost en-US Summer in 2013 to describe the disaster en-US caused by discharges from Lake Okeechobee en-US into coastal communities, said Dr. Tripp. en-US Posted signs warned against swimming, en-US fishing, or otherwise coming in contact with en-US the water that was covered in guacamoen-US -en-US le-thick algae. The moniker was unfortuen-US -en-US nately applicable again in 2016 and now en-US again in 2018.en-US On Floridas west coast, red tide has en-US killed nearly 1,100 manatees over the last 23 en-US years, and because blooms now occur so freen-US-en-US quently, they are no longer characterized as en-US unusual mortality events, said Dr. Tripp. en-US The organism that causes red tide is natuen-US -en-US rally-occurring. The input of human-generen-US -en-US ated pollution into our coastal waters, which en-US causes that organism to bloom and wreak en-US havoc, is far from natural. The same is true en-US for the various algae blooms that have en-US occurred in the Indian River Lagoon in en-US recent years, resulting in the deaths of manen-US -en-US atees, dolphins, fish, and sea birds, and the en-US loss of tens of thousands of acres of vitalen-US-en-US ly-important seagrass.en-US Red tide acts as a neurotoxin, giving manen-US -en-US atees seizures that can result in drowning. en-US Sick, injured, or orphaned manatees should en-US be reported to the Florida Fish and Wildlife en-US Conservation, because they can often be en-US saved if rescued in time.en-US If manatees exposed to red tide can be en-US moved out of the affected area by trained en-US biologists and stabilized at a critical care en-US facility, their prognosis is often very good, en-US said Dr. Tripp.en-US To report such animals or to alert the en-US FWC to any other hazardous conditions or en-US incidents affecting marine wildlife, call en-US 1-888-404-FWCC (3992). You can also send en-US a text message or email to en-US Tip@MyFWC.en-US comen-US or use VHF Channel 16 on your en-US marine radio.en-US For more information, visit Save the Manen-US -en-US atee Club at en-US en-US or en-US Manatee Observation and Education Center en-US in Fort Pierce at en-US www.manateeeducationen-US -en-US This outstanding home is located in Port Saint Lucie and features 5 huge bedrooms, with the possibility to have 6. The home has 2 master suites, 3 1/2 beautiful bathrooms. A spacious 3 car garage. Gorgeous pool with waterfall rock formation. This exquisite home located in Port Saint Lucie has 4 large bedrooms and features a den with double door entry. 3 stunning bathrooms. 2 spacious living areas and vaulted ceilings throughout. Call 772-207-4599 For Showing WILMER O. FLORESREALTORTreasure Coast & South Florida Wholesale ExpertHablanos ESPAOL Cosas a costo! 409.9K 299.9K Beautiful 5 Bedroom Pool Home Large 4/3 Great For Entertaining The Dignity Memorial professional provider network is here to guide you every step of the way. AYCOCK FUNERAL HOME Our professional, experienced and dedicate staff provides exceptional, compassionate care to families at a difficult time in their lives. rfnftfb rfnffbb Funeral & burial services of all faiths & cultures. Personalized services from time honored traditions, personal photographs to favorite readings & songs. Manatee en-USFrom page 13en-USPhoto courtesy of Save the Manatee Cluben-USThese waterproof banners are available for free, so boaters and kayen-US -en-US akers can warn others to be cautious around manatees.


en-US 19 en-USApollo School, 9141 S.E. Apollo Street, Hobe en-US Sound. In the middle of the long, hot en-US summer, join us to enjoy Celtic music by The en-US Rowdy Micks and traditional Irish food, drink en-US and fun inspired by St. Patrick's Day. Tickets en-US purchased in advance are $35; tickets at the en-US door are $40. en-US For advance tickets, visiten-US www.en-US tickets-48411941420en-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-USMONDAY, SEPT. 17en-US en-US Speech Contests:en-US 6:45 p.m., The en-US Pointe, 2750 S.E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart. en-US Treasure Coast Toastmasters Club 3466 will en-US hold its humorous and evaluation speech en-US contests, everyone is welcome to attend. en-US Free, refreshments provided. Toastmasters en-US International is a worldwide educational en-US organization devoted to helping people en-US improve their communication and leadership en-US skills. en-US Call Mike at (317) 281-0483 or emailen-US en-US, SEPT. 20 SUNDAY, OCT. 7en-US en-US 'The Dixie Swim Club:'en-US Five Southern en-US women, whose friendship began on their en-US college swim team, set aside long weekends en-US every August to recharge those relationships. en-US When fate throws a wrench into one of their en-US lives, the group rallies, proving the enduring en-US power of teamwork with strength and love en-US that takes this comedy into a poignant and en-US surprising direction. Presented by The Barn en-US Theatre, 2400 S.E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart. en-US Drama/comedy. Shows are on Thursdays en-US through Sundays, Sept. 20 through Oct. 7. en-US Tickets are $25, with student and group en-US discounts available. en-US Call (772) 287-4884, or en-US visit en-US, SEPT. 21en-US en-US Rum Runners Row:en-US 5-10 p.m., Molly's en-US House, 430 S.E. Osceola Street, Stuart. en-US Enjoy a garden bash at Molly's House, en-US transformed into a speakeasy for a night of en-US dancing, incredible food, signature drinks, en-US live and silent auctions, and a murder en-US mystery. Wear your best 1920s garb, if you en-US wish. The VIP ticket includes a rum tasting en-US from 5-6 p.m., followed by an open bar for en-US the evening; VIP tickets are $125 through en-US Aug. 30, and then $150 until Sept. 7. en-US General tickets are $75 through Aug. 30, en-US and $100 after. General tickets include two en-US drink tickets followed by cash bar. en-US For more en-US information or tickets, visit en-US www.eventbrite.en-US com/e/rum-runners-row-garden-bash-ticken-US -en-US ets-47035415193en-US en-US Kitty Catalina Wine Mixer:en-US 6-8 p.m., en-US Humane Society of the Treasure Coast en-US Garden, 4100 S.W. Leighton Farm Ave., Palm en-US City. Wine lovers and cat fans are invited to en-US enjoy light snacks plus wines from native en-US Florida vineyards and a world-class vineyard en-US out of Napa Valley. There will be cat basket en-US raffles and live music featuring Benjamin en-US Meija. All cat adoption fees will be waived. en-US $20 entry fee per person includes one free en-US raffle ticket. Attendees must be 21 or older. en-US For more information, visit en-US en-US 'Prescription to Rock:'en-US 6-10 p.m., Port en-US St. Lucie Civic Center, 9221 S.E. Civic Center en-US Place, Port St. Lucie. A benefit for Treasure en-US Coast Advocates for Seniors, featuring the en-US Relapse Band. en-US Call (772) 342-6257 or visit en-US www.tcadvocates.orgen-USSATURDAY, SEPT. 22en-GB en-GB Chalk 4 Peace:en-GB 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Good en-GB Shepherd Episcopal Church parking lot, 400 en-GB Seabrook Road, Tequesta. Second annual en-GB event celebrates the International Day for en-GB Peace by encouraging participants to draw en-GB what peace means to you. Free for all ages, en-GB chalk is provided. (Ages 6 12 must be en-GB accompanied by a teacher or parent.) en-GB For en-GB more information, email en-GBjennifer@en-GB en-GB 'For You We Ride' poker run:en-GB 12 p.m. en-GB Poker run fundraiser for breast cancer en-GB assistance charities, hosted by Treasure en-GB Coast Harley-Davidson and For You We Ride. en-GB The charity that will benefit in Florida is en-GB Cindy's Legacy Charity. Details TBA. en-GBVisit en-GB, SEPT. 27en-GB en-GB Story Time in the Gallery:en-GB 10-11 a.m., en-GB last Thursday of the month, Court House en-GB Cultural Center Gallery, 80 E. Ocean Blvd., en-GB Stuart. An art-themed story time geared en-GB toward families of preschool children. On the en-GB last Thursday of every month, families are en-GB invited into the galleries of the Court House en-GB Cultural Center to listen to stories that en-GB celebrate the arts! Free and open to the en-GB public, no reservations required. en-GB For more en-GB information, visiten-GB If you would like your live entertainment en-US listings carried in the Out and About en-US section, please email them to en-US newsfp@en-US en-US The deadline is two en-US Fridays before the event. Answers Located in the Classied Section SCORPIO Oct. 24/Nov. 22 en-USScorpio, you may have a great deal of energy, but en-US you need a plan regarding where to direct it. This en-US may be a good week to spend with friends or famien-US -en-US ly.en-US SAGITTARIUS Nov. 23/Dec. 21en-US Sagittarius, try not to get swept away by bad haben-US -en-US its. Try something new and obtain a fresh perspecen-US -en-US tive, whether the task is large or small. Accept en-US challenges as they come.en-US CAPRICORN Dec. 22/Jan. 20en-US There is no need to go to extremes to get your en-US point across, Capricorn. Listen to other people's en-US opinions, recognizing that their insight may prove en-US valuable.en-US AQUARIUS Jan. 21/Feb. 18en-US Aquarius, there is nothing wrong with questioning en-US the actions of others. This can be a great way to en-US understand others' points of view and fine tune en-US your own.en-US PISCES Feb. 19/March 20en-US All it takes is a little spark and then your motivaen-US-en-US tion will renew, Pisces. It won't take very long to en-US get back on track if you desire it.en-USScopesen-USFrom page 13en-USOuten-USFrom page 17


en-US 20 en-GB en-GB Society of American Magicians, Local en-GB Assembly 172, meeting:en-GB Fourth Tuesday of en-GB every month at 7 p.m., St. Lucie Lanes, 6759 en-GB US 1, Port St. Lucie. Members include en-GB hobbyists, amateurs, part time and en-GB professional magicians who all love and en-GB enjoy the art of magic. Public is welcome to en-GB learn and enjoy the age-old art of magic. en-GB Free. en-GB For more information, call Dean Devitt en-GB at (772) 332-8412 or Matt Musgrave at en-GB (772) 519-6048.en-USWEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26en-US en-US Beach Dynamics Program:en-US 3:30 p.m., en-US hosted by Hobe Sound National Wildlife en-US Refuge and Nature Center at the North en-US Beach pavilion. All ages welcome to learn en-US from naturalist Kim Mohlenhoff and have a en-US beachcombing adventure to find treasures en-US brought by ocean currents and waves. Watch en-US for wildlife, learn about natural items washed en-US ashore and and pick up litter along the way. en-US This is a free event, but reservations are en-US required.en-US For more information or en-US reservations, call the Nature Center at (772) en-US 546 -2067.en-USSATURDAY, SEPT. 29en-GB en-GB 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer's en-GB Treasure Coast:en-GB Help take the first step to a en-GB world without Alzheimer's. Fundraiser will be en-GB held at Indian RiverSide Park, 1707 N.E. en-GB Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. en-GB Registration is at 7:30 a.m., ceremony is at en-GB 8:30 a.m., walk begins at 9 a.m. Route is two en-GB miles. To sign up for a team, visit en-GBhttp://act.en-GB FL-SoutheastFlorida?fr_id=11141en-GB en-GB For more en-GB information, contact Jessie Brooks at (954) en-GB 786-1533 or en-GB en-US Race for Recovery:en-US 8th annual race, en-US hosted by New Horizons Mental Health, will en-US be held from 6:30-10 a.m. at First Data Field, en-US 525 N.W. Peacock Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Fast, en-US fun 5K to raise awareness for mental en-US illnesses, addiction and recovery in our en-US community. Not a fan of running? There's en-US also a 1-mile walk option. Registration for en-US both the 5K and the 1-mile walk are $25 per en-US person. en-US For more information or to register, en-US visiten-US running/distance-running-races/race-for-en-US recovery-5k-1-mile-walk-2018 rffn tbf r b f fn bff ff f 132SpecialNotices b f fn bff ff fr 131Personals brf tbn fnn ffbb rb fr 103Adoptions rfntbn f r rfnftrb rnf rn fnnn nrrnf nfr tnnr r rfnn rnnnnfr n f nrrrfnrtbtrrrrfrrrrrrnrtrrrfnrnrrrfrfntbtbrn rrrnrntttb tn rrfntbbbb rf rn f bfbf f ff r t r fbf b b bb ffr f ff f f ff bf n n f f b bf bf t bf 132SpecialNotices f rf ftb b bbnb b r b n r f tbff nr b trfr 145Wanted f n n f f 132SpecialNotices f rn f fb r f f r rff ff bnfbfn nbnn nnrn nn nnn fn 205Antiques/ Collectibles/Art f b bf ffnfnbn n nnn bbf 201GarageSales MERCHANDISEMART rrfntbbbb fr bntn nnr n bbbn b ffn bn ff bnn 230Bargains:$200 orless f frn fnrn n 205Antiques/ Collectibles/Art bnn f tb ffbb fnt b t bbn b nn nr bn f nfn nfn nn r bn f bfn n 230Bargains:$200 orless r f rff b t 234BuildingSupplies &Equipment tn n f rfnbn bn rn nnf rf n f n 230Bargains:$200 orless rb r fntt f bf fnf fb f t n fbb n b r f b f fn bff ff fr 270Medical Equipment&Supplies t r b n fn bb 255Electronics Hurricane cleanup begins with a good chainsaw en-USTen-UShe past couple of weeks I have been en-US talking a lot about getting your yard en-US ready for a storm. This week, I want en-US to talk a little about the cleanup process en-US after a storm. I want to share some of the en-US tips I found useful while cleaning up after en-US Frances, Jeanne, Wilma and Irma. These en-US were the last major storms to hit our region. en-US Although 2018 is supposed to be below en-US normal, it only takes one tropical system to en-US make a mess of your yard.en-US If you are like me, one look at the yard en-US and it makes you wonder where you should en-US even start when planning your cleanup en-US effort. The first tool you will need is a good en-US quality chain saw. Gas is preferred over en-US electric because the gas chain saws have en-US more power and also if your power is out, en-US you will not be able to use your electric en-US chain saw unless you have a generator. en-US Before you start cutting your trees, be sure en-US to take a full survey of your yard. Confirm en-US that there are no power lines entangled in en-US your work area and also that there are no en-US large dangling limbs that could fall and hit en-US you once you start working. If a large tree en-US needs to be cut down, it is probably best to en-US leave that to an expert tree service. Most of en-US my tree debris was already on the ground en-US and simply had to be cut up and taken to en-US the curb.en-US Once you have all the large debris en-US removed and cut up at your curb, the next en-US thing you should do is re-survey your yard en-US for other damage that may have been en-US hidden with the larger tree branches. When en-US trying to clean up small twigs and leaves en-US from an area that has either steppingstones en-US or gravel, a great tool to use for cleanup is a en-US gas blower. I had a large garden area that is en-US covered with lava rock and trying to use a en-US rake to get the debris was also picking up en-US all the lava rock. I brought out the trusty en-US gas blower and about 97% of the debris was en-US magically whisked away! In fact, as a en-US preliminary task before raking, I successen-US -en-US fully removed a good deal of debris from en-US the lawn area with the blower. This made en-US the next pass with a regular garden rake en-US much easier. Once you are done with that, a en-US pass with a mulching lawn mower will en-US really put the finishing touches on your en-US yard. en-US Once you finish getting your yard back en-US to some kind of normalcy, you can start en-US planning your fall garden. Yes I said Fall, it en-US is actually not that far off. Stores already are en-US clearing out patio sets getting ready for en-US Halloween and Christmas.en-US Remember, for all the latest updates and en-US information, go to en-US www.hometownweather.en-US neten-US en-US Joe Zelenak has more than 30 years en-US experience in gardening and landscape. Send en-US e-mails toen-US en-USor en-US visit his website en-US www.hometowngarden.en-US com. GARDEN NOOK en-USJOE ZELENAK Calendar en-USFrom page 16


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