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Title: Hometown news (Port St. Lucie, FL). January 5, 2007.
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Deputy recognized for undercover work Construction to begin on new community center PORT ST. LUCIE About a year from now, Port St. Lucie residents will not only have a new community center to enjoy, but new classrooms for I ndian River College students to use. The council unanimously awarded a contract to build the center to Kast C onstruction at its Nov. 14 meeting. K ast's bid of slightly more than $5 million was the lowest of the 12 bids r eceived for the project. The bid came in even lower than the original bids that came in January 2010, with the lowest bid being $5.7 million from the city's construction division and the second highest bidder, Jacquin & Sons, of $5.9 million. J acquin & Sons recent rebid quote was lower than its first one, at $5.3 million. The council first started the process of rebuilding the center, which was damaged by the 2004 hurricanes, r esulting in water damage and mold problems, about a y ear ago, when it was determined the r epairs to fix the building would have cost more than the building itself. The city first awarded the contract to its own construction division, but then reversed the decision in April 2010, when there was public outcry from the area's contractors PORT ST. LUCIE V ol. 10, No. 26 Your Local News and Information Source www.HometownNewsOL.com Friday, Dec. 2, 2011Some criminal cases are unusual, humorous or just outright odd. And there's no shortage of them on the Treasure Coast. This column highlights cases that often leave observers shaking their heads. F unny money R emember those tattoos for children where the ink would just wash off? Cr eating money along the same lines did not work very well recently for a Ma r tin County man. The man paid a bar tab with a $100 bill. Although the bill passed the counterfeit pen detector test, the bar employee was still suspicious. As it turned out, the bill lacked certain features of a r eal $100 bill and the ink came off when the bill was put in water. The suspect claimed he got the bill after selling a boat to a "friend of a friend." B ut to the deputy, the story appeared counterfeit, also. N ot only couldn't the man name the "friend of a friend," but he also did not know the name of the friend. One can hardly imagine the man saying to his "f r iend," "Hey, what's your name, come have a drink with me?" Third time's the charm No r mally, people walk into a store with money, a check or a credit card and walk out with an item bought using the money, check or credit card. B ut a pair of women in Ve ro B each came up with a new way of shopping: the IN DEXClassifiedB9 Crossword B8 Obituaries A10 Out & AboutB1 P olice Report A5 Rants & Raves A6 Star Scopes B1 V iewpoint A6 BE ST OF THE BLOTTERJA Y MEISEL See B LOTTER, A10 ST. LUCIE COUNTY There will be the same faces on city and county boards, they'll just be sitting in different seats. Du r ing November meetings, both the St. Lucie C ounty Commission and the St. Lucie County School Board passed the gavel and named new chairs. The school board held its reorganization meeting on Nov. 22 and elected Car ol Hilson as the new chairwoman, a seat previously held by K athryn H ensley. Ms. Hilson was previously the vice chairwoman on the board. T aking the seat of vice chair is Debbie Hawley, who is currently serving her first term, having been elected in November 2010. On the St. Lucie County C ommission, Chris Dzadovsky stepped into the chairman position at the Nov. 15 meeting. The chairmanship was previously held by Commissioner Chris Craft. C ommissioner Tod Mo we ry was selected vice chairman. "I try to be as visible as possible in the public, and be available to answer concerns," Commissioner Dzadovsky said. This year, the county commission will also be talking to the county's constitutional officers. "W e are looking for input to gain insight on the state of the county," he said. "We want to see how the county can better work with each municipality and move forward in a united way." Mitch Kloorfain /chief photographerModel railroad enthusiast John Siringo gives a lesson to Alyssa Solis, 8, and Jane Bibee of Port St. Lucie on how to move the replica Tri-Rail train across the elaborate mini-villages and tracks at the Treasure Coast Model Railroad annual open house on Thanksgiving weekend. T eenager earns pilot's license ST. LUCIE COUNTY Through hard work and the help of the community he lives in, 17-year-old Jordan Hardis on earned his private pilot license on O ct. 5. The date is a milestone for Jordan, as that is also the day he turned 17, making the new private pilot the youngest the F ederal Aviation Authority allows. While the license is new to him, flying certainly isn't. "I have been training for this for almost three and a half years," he said. "For myself, I think I am just as w ell prepared as any new pilot." H is first instructed flight was in May 2008. On his 16th birthday in 2010, he made his first solo flight, even though his logbook indicated he was ready in 2009. Because of age r estrictions, he had to wait until he was 16. All of the extra time gave me an opportunity to gain a lot of experience," Jo rd an said. "I know I still have a lot to learn, but I feel good about the level of knowledge I have now, and I am ready to keep learning." In order to fly a solo flight, the student pilot must be signed off by a flight instructor who deems the student proficient in the knowledge and procedures to pilot a plane. In earning the priva te pilot license, he is now permitted to carry passengers and does not need the permission of a flight instructor to fly. Be cause of Jordan's commitment, his father also took flying lessons and received his license as we ll, so it has become a family pastime. "I am re ally glad my dad got his license, too," Jordan said. "We have had some great times flying." Du r ing his training, a va r iety of people and organizations helped him along the way. His flight instructor, Dave Lewis, kept it interesting and fun. "N one of this would Tri-Rail stops in Port St.Lucie See CENTER, A4 See LICENSE, A2 ST. LUCIE COUNTY When a then-27-year-old St. Lucie County detective attended high school last y ear, he attended classes, took tests and did homework. B ut the detective, whose name is being withheld, didn't attend school for educational purposes. He was there to combat what was perceived as a growing drug problem. The deputy, who was recognized as D etective of the Quarter, in part because of that operation, recently said he has conducted more than 500 undercover operations during his career. "I think I got more gray hairs from that investigation than any other," he said. The operation took place last school year at Okeechobee High School. A uthorities had received complaints about drug activity at the school, the St. Lucie County detective said. A detective with the narcotics task force in Okeechobee, who did not want his name used, said Okeechobee County authorities asked St. L ucie County for help because of the need for secrecy. F or the operation to be successful, "it was very, very crucial," to have an undercover detective from another county, the Okeechobee County detective said. "O keechobee is a small, close-knit town where everyone knows everybody," he said. "It would have been tough to bring in someone locally to work the investigation." The youthful-looking St. Lucie C ounty detective said only four people knew he would be at the school and that didn't include any of the other students, his teachers or even the principal.See DEPUTY, A2 Gavel passed as new leadership begins By Dawn Krebsdkrebs@hometownnewsol.comBy Dawn Krebsdkrebs@hometownnewsol.comBy Jay Meiseljmeisel@hometownnewsol.comBy Dawn Krebsdkrebs@hometownnewsol.comJames Stammer g ives two thumbs up to the Gaylord P alms Resort GOLF B7 ORLANDO RESORT WEEKEND WEATHERF riday: Par tly cloudy; high: 72; low: 64; high tide: 1:31 a.m.; low tide: 7:44 a.m. Saturday: Mostly cloudy; high: 74; low: 65; high tide: 2:29 a.m.; low tide: 8:42 a.m. Sunday: Scattered showers; high: 75; low: 65; high tide: 3:27 a.m.; low tide: 9:38 a.m. W eather courtesy of www.weather.com Chris Dzadovsky PIP FRAUD Gov. 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have happened without Da ve," Jordan said. "We always have fun, but when it's time to get in the plane, I am always reminded what we are doing is serious." Jo r dan also recalls key people in the school system encouraging him. "I had a teacher in elementary school who worked for Lockheed Martin, and when I told her I was interested in airplanes she brought me pictures and other information," he said. "She didn't have to do that, and it was cool." Last year, the Fort Pierce C entral junior took an aerospace class, and learned a lot. The professor had a ton of experience and another teacher at the school who is a flight instructor offered a ground school course every Monday after school," he said. "I know our schools get some negative things said about them, but I think if you want to learn here, you can. There is always someone that can help you achieve your goal." At the Fort Pierce Airport, the local chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association was always encouraging and will to help. The group currently offers young eagle events, which introduces youth to aviation and gives them an airplane ride at no cost. "I have helped out at some of the events," Jordan said. "It is cool to watch the faces of the kids as they experience their first flight." Jo r dan also credits his parents for his accomplishment. They have always been supportive in anything I wanted to do," he said. F or now, he is attending I ndian River State College in the dual enrollment program, working toward a degree in engineering. "M y parents have taught me to work, do what I love and be happy," he said. "I think that is good advice because at the moment, I can't stop smiling." He said the principal and teachers likely knew law enforcement was going to do something to combat the drug problem. They knew something would happen," he said. They didn't know what or when." In order to conduct the operation, he said, he assumed a fake identity with fake parents and a fake residence in Okeechobee County. He changed his hairstyle, the way he dressed and provided fake documents so he could register as a student. Also, he altered the way he acted, he said. "I had to immature myself. I was very careful at what I said and how I acted," he said. He said he did his homework and tests, but tried not to do exceptionally well. "I didn't want to stand out," he said. He said he was successful in adopting the new persona. "I was questioned a couple of times about my age, but it didn't go anywhere," he said. Du r ing his time in school, he said, he didn't try to infiltrate student groups involved with drugs, but worked more as an observer. He didn't want to get into a situation that would pose problems, such as one of the other students asking him to smoke some marijuana, he said. "W e let the investigation lead itself," he said. The students being targeted were drug dealers, r ather than those who were just experimenting by trying marijuana, he said. Du r ing the time, he said, he could not be seen with law enforcement. They had contingency plans for what they considered to be every possible event, he said. If a teacher asked to see his parents, he had fake parents lined up, he said. The investigation showed students were selling marijuana, cocaine, Ecstasy and va r ious prescription drugs. Mo re than 40 buys were made, he said. In the end, 22 students we re arrested and all of them pleaded guilty to charges or were convicted by a jury, he said. D espite the arrests, the St. L ucie County detective said the intent is not to give the school "a bad rap." M ost of the students were not involved in the drug activity, he said. The Okeechobee County detective said the investigation showed a wider variety of drugs was being sold than expected. He said he believes the investigation had a lasting effect in reducing the activity, but added investigations will continue. F riday, December 2, 2011 A2 Port St. LucieHometown News Photo courtesy of Stephanie HardisonJordan Hardison, a junior at Fort Pierce Central High School, received his pilot's license on Oct. 5, his 17th birthday.LicenseF rom page A1DeputyF rom page A1 $499 335-9498 € 461-2444 € 567-7298Open Mon-Sat HOLIDAY $AVINGS $TOREWIDESame Day Delivery ~ Service & Parts F ALL CLEARANCE & LOWER PRICE$!3600 OLEANDER AVE. €FORT PIERCE ESTATE WASHER ESTATE DRYER $849 CONVENTION MICRO/COMBO1500 WT € 1.2 CUBIC FT. STAINLESS STEELMICROWAVE700 Watts 7 Cubic Ft. Countertop White/BlackThe Best Selection on Quality New Appliances w/Guaranteed Low Prices! W/ICEMAKER HOLIDAY SALE!686168 Close Out!Stainless Steel Side by Side RefrigeratorReg. $899SAVE! 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www.HometownNewsOL.com F riday, December 2, 2011 Po rt St. Lucie A3Helping those in needMitch Kloorfain /chief photographerThe Health Occupations Students of America at Port St. Lucie High School raised $1,008 to present to Teddy and Alexandra Sanders of Calvary Compassion Church to allow them to purchase 84 turkeys for student's families at Garden City Elementary School and C.A. Moore Elementary School this Thanksgiving. Katelyn Lambert, president of the Health Occupations Students of America at Port St. Lucie High School presents a check for $1,008 of money raised by the student organization to T eddy and Alexandra Sanders of the Calvary Compassion Church to allow them to purchase 84 turkeys for students' families at Garden City Elementary School and C.A. Moore Elementary School this Thanksgiving.Mitch Kloorfain chief photographer 686167Pets Spread Rumors About Good GroomersŽPaw Paws Pet Parlor WE NOW HAVE BOARDING!Call for DetailsNovember 26th 9 am 10 am LOWCOSTVACCINECLINIC1508 Village Green Drive Port St. Lucie, FL 34952772-337-0404$5.00 OFF!Regular Grooming Bath, Nails, Ears and Style.Expires 11/30/11 759948 B elow Prices Good Till Feb.17th, 2012A dult Admission......$600*Save$400S ingle Mega Pass........$6000*Child Admission (6-12) ......$100*Save$200S ingle Day Unlimited Rideband760004 MEGA PASSeffective thruJAN. 30, 2012I ncludes Gate Admission unlimited rides everyday2 FOR$80*SAVE$80St L ucieCountyFair.com or 772-464-2910L imited Offer!R eserved Seats only $25 (Limited) *Free seats with Gate AdmissionGi ve the Gift Of FUN!!!S t L ucie County F air T ickets on Sale D ec. 2nd! SAVE$300W eekdays$800W eekends$1700**Handling Fees Apply EASTON CORBINBaby Lets Roll with it!!! 760007Adopt a Family They instead rely on the generosity of their communities to help make their foster childrens holiday wishes come true. Thats why we introduced the Adopt a Family program in 2001. The project, which pairs business sponsors and private individuals to foster homes, has served more than 1,000 children the past ten years. By sponsoring a foster family this holiday season, you may: Brighten the holidays for children who have been abused or neglected Meet the family struggling to care for them Play Santa Claus!CallUnited For Families at (772) 519-1700to get started.We are in special need this year of sponsors who can adoptŽ homes with large numbers of children. This is because we have more children than homes. Please encourage your friends, co-workers or church members to adopt a family for the holidays. Please help us make our eleventh year the most successful yet „ Foster families in the state of Florida do not receive allowances for Christmas gifts. All Benefits for the Explorer ProgramThank you to our Sponsors SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11TH 11AM-4PM699 SW Port St. Lucie Blvd., Ste 110 Port St. Lucie, FL 34953 772-341-5950GRAND OPENING EVENTUNDER NEW OWNERSHIPGET SUPPRESSED! 686435 Come Join us for a Pig Roast, Food and Full Bar.Custom Harley Davidson RaffleAnd Much more... Raffles including Taser's, Knives, and Survival gear, as well as FREEConcealed W eapons Classes given aw ay ev ery hour (please see store for details)

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Fundraiser set to help familyST. LUCIE COUNTY T wo months into their marriage, Ron and Toni Ann D 'Amico's happiness turned into a nightmare when Mr. D 'Amico was diagnosed with ALS commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. No w totally confined to a wheelchair and progressively becoming paralyzed by the disease, which robs individuals of their ability to move, speak and live, while not affecting their mind at all, the D'Amico family needs community support. Mr. D'Amico, who turns 44 on Dec. 5, requires r ound-the-clock care. On Dec. 7, from 4-10 p.m., the Van Duzer Foundation will host a birthday to r emember the D'Amico's at B ig Apple Pizza and Pasta in Fo rt Pierce. All food and beverage proceeds will help the D'Amico family, as well as staff salaries, all tips and any donations. F lorida's Blood Centers will be on hand with a mobile donation unit because the area's blood supply is at a critically low level going into the busy holiday season. 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www.HometownNewsOL.com F riday, December 2, 2011 Po rt St. Lucie A5 P ort St. Lucie P olice DepartmentJerry Mark Kohler, 36, 2501 Center Road, Fort Pierce, was arrested Nov. 17 and charged with trafficking oxycodone and possession of oxycodone without a prescription. Christina Ann Brown, 41, 3261 S.W. Ronlea Court, Po rt S t. Lucie, was arrested No v. 17 and charged with two counts of obtaining or attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud. David Allen Dunn, 22, 2266 S.E. Arbor Road, Port S t. Lucie, was arrested Nov. 17 and charged with battery and resisting an officer with violence. Antonio Azoy Trascos, 23, 1134 S.W. Ingrassina Av e ., Port St. Lucie, was arrested Nov. 17 and charged with aggravated battery. Christina Marie Restaur i, 50, 4502 S.W. Attlee St., Po rt S t. Lucie, was arrested No v. 16 and charged with failure to appear in court on a charge of grand theft Jessica Lee Daigle, 22, 309 Chestnut Hill Road, M illville, Mass., was arrested Nov. 15 and charged with third-degree grand theft, dealing in stolen property and giving false information to a pawnbroker. She also was arrested on Nov. 15 by the St. Lucie County S heriff's Office and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell or deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of 20 grams or less of marijuana. Jack Cesseta, 26, 4800 S.W. Woodham St., Palm City, was arrested Nov. 15 and charged with thirddegree grand theft, dealing in stolen property and giving false information to a pawnbroker. He also was arrested by the St. Lucie C ountry Sheriff's Office on No v. 15 and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell or deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of 20 grams or less of marijuana. Lauren Ann Clary, 25, no address given, was arrested No v. 15 and charged with giving a false name to a law enforcement officer, carjacking, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting an officer with violence, two counts of battery on a law enforcement officer and criminal mischief. Riley Marcus McKinzey, 22, 230 S.E. Thornhill Drive, Po rt S t. Lucie, was arrested No v. 19 and charged with aggravated assault with a firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and driving while license suspended. Marcus N. Adderley, 20, 2806 Atlantic Ave., Fort Pierce, was arrested Nov. 21 and charged with aggravated battery on a pregnant woman. Nicole Martin, aka N icole Lembo, 41, 702 S.W. B elmont Circle, Port St. L ucie, was arrested Nov. 21 and charged with three counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud. Evelyn R. Soto, aka Evelyn Ramirez, 33, 2390 Baha V ista St., Sarasota, was arrested Nov. 21 and charged with with-holding information from a practitioner.St. Lucie County Sheriff's OfficeWilliam B. Hernandez, 40, 1674 S.W. Success Ave., Po rt S t. Lucie, was arrested No v. 17 and charged with dealing in stolen property. Kyle William Sheppard, 22, 771 Olive St., Fort Pierce, was arrested Nov. 17 and charged with burglary of a dwelling, grand theft, dealing in stolen property and giving false verification of ownership to a second-hand dealer. He also was arrested by the Fo rt Pierce Police Department on Nov. 17 and charged with two counts of burglary of an unoccupied dwelling, two counts of criminal mischief and two counts of third-degree grand theft. Eduani Martinez, 38, 2541 S.W. Savage Blvd., Po rt S t. Lucie, was arrested No v. 17 and charged with o wning, leasing, or renting property for the purchase of trafficking selling or manufacturing a controlled substance. Brandon Moses Carter, 23, 5014 Lasalle Ave., Fort Pierce, was arrested Nov. 17 and charged with burglary of a conveyance. Nathaniel T. Bryant Jr., 18, 657 S.W. Bridgeport Dr ive, Port St. Lucie, was arrested Nov. 16 and charged with dealing in stolen property, burglary of an unoccupied dwelling and third-degree grand theft. Aurenthiel Gene Younglood, 26, 404 South 14th S t., Apt. B, Fort Pierce, was arrested Nov. 16 and charged with leaving the scene of an accident with personal injuries and felony criminal mischief. Jason Salvado Amparo, 19, 769 S.W. Parker Ave., Po rt S t. Lucie, was arrested No v. 16 and charged with dealing in stolen property. Harvey James Kinder, 34, 705 North 35th St., Fort Pierce, was arrested Nov. 16 and charged with being a habitual traffic offender. Rhiannon Eugenia Pr itchard, 18, 5003 El N ueva Ave., Fort Pierce, was arrested Nov. 16 and charged with failure to appear in court on charges of extortion or threats and third-degree grand theft. Charles Edward Owens, 31, 598 Twig Ave., Port St. L ucie, was arrested Nov. 16 and charged with violation of probation. He was on probation for possession of prescription pills with out a prescription. Thomas L. King, 46, 2221 S. Webster Ave., Unit 120, Green Bay, Wis., was arrested Nov. 19 and charged with two counts of battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer with violence and re sisting an officer without violence. Yonny Torres Parra, 32, 344 S.W. Prima Vista Blvd., Po rt S t. Lucie, was arrested No v. 19 and charged with two counts of grand theft of a motor vehicle. Ricardo Anthony Pasizo r, 25, 7006 Deland Ave., Fo rt Pierce, was arrested No v. 19 and charged with violation of probation. He was on probation for carr ying a concealed firearm. Hoyle Anthony Fabrio, 40, 3376 Hatcher St., Fort Pierce, was arrested Nov. 19 and charged with battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting an officer without violence. Sylvestor Williams, 54, 904 North 21st St., Fort Pierce, was arrested Nov. 18 and charged with tampering with evidence and possession of drug paraphernalia. Scott Edward Kratz, 27, 20806 Glades Cutoff Road, Po rt S t. Lucie, was arrested No v. 18 and charged with tampering, false imprisonment, child abuse and criminal mischief. Charles Edward Reed, 36, 1503 E. Trapnell Road, P lant City, was arrested No v. 18 and charged with two counts of transmission of harmful material to a minor, two counts of lewd battery and traveling to meet a minor. Chester P. Snyder, 69, 709 W. Main St., Pickens, S.C., was arrested Nov. 20 and charged with lewd/lascivious behavior involving a child under the age of 12. Steven Edward Parker, 34, 524 Susannah Leigh Lane, Orlando, was arrested Nov. 20 and charged with sexual assault. Krystyna Marie Petrie, 32, 4705 Elm Ave., Fort Pierce, was arrested Nov. 20 and charged with loitering and prowling, three counts of resisting an officer without violence, r esisting an officer with violence, battery on a law enforcement officer and disorderly conduct. Liondel Calzada, 31, 289 N.E. Glenry Ave., Port S t. Lucie, was arrested Nov. 21 and charged with possession of oxycodone without a prescription and driving while license suspended. Bobby Ellis, 56, 2408 Av enue G., Apt. A, Fort Pierce, was arrested Nov. 21 and charged with felony battery. Bryant Clifton Mc D uffie, 23, 2322 S.E. M idtown Road, Port St. L ucie, was arrested Nov. 21 and charged with thirddegree grand theft. Alexander Michael Pirozzi, 20, 997 S.E. B ywood Ave., Port St. L ucie, was arrested Nov. 21 and charged with dealing in stolen property and giving false information to a pawnbroker. Sean D. Andrews, 43, 950 S. Kanner Highway, U nit 5, Stuart, was arrested No v. 21 and charged with violation of probation. He was on probation for thirddegree grand theft.Florida Highway P atrolAllen Mack Michael, 45, 7907 Palomar St., Port St. L ucie, was arrested Nov. 10 and charged with felony driving under the influence and driving under the influence.Police reportEditor's note: This is a list of arrests,not convictions, and all arrestees are presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty in a court of law. 759931 677657

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A6 VIEWPOINTFRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011 HOMETOWN NEWS WWW.HOMETOWNNEWSOL.COM Gas station woesI recently purchased gas at a local gas station. The pumps had small hand written signs at the bottom of the pump which read, "Do not use this pump, no explanation." The pump jumps to between 10 and 15 cents without ever dispensing any gas. When I realized what was happening I stopped and moved to another pump. Another customerwho used the pump after me said this has been going on for more than a week. Is there someone I can call to complain to and find out why these pumps remain operational while stealing money and the owners get away with it? Happy holidays?Ch r istmas is coming soon and already Scrooge is on the prowl throughout the land. He is trying to convince all of us to say "happy holidays" rather than "merry Christmas."Meaning of ThanksgivingThanksgiving allows us to take the time to reflect and give thanks for ourmany blessings, not the least of which is living in this special land.Our nation is faced with many crises threatening the very principles which made us great.We must not take our way of life for granted.Patriotism should be expressed at every opportunity, and Thanksgiving Day is such a time.Sign overloadWhat is going on with the new (worthless) road signs; signs to protect us from things that will never happen? E xpensive signs. An example: I live in a condo and when you exit the condo, you can only go north or south. There is an empty lot on the other side of the street. Three new signs were posted so you don't drive across the road into an empty tree filled lot. Who would ever do this? Nobody. This is repeated all up and down the street. There must be 50 signs within a few miles. There are also new signs to tell us how to turn into a turn lane. The point is, we don't need signs to tell us the obvious. This is a huge waste of our money and someone should look into who is authorizing this fraud. This is another example of government gone wild.Something here smells real fishy.Don't blame RubioIs n' t it a shame that we live in an era of the politics of personal destruction? S ome of Marco Rubio's detractors are seeking to smear him based on when his parents fled communist C uba.Everyone who could do so got away from Fidel Castro.Mr. Rubio's parents fled because they "could no longer live and work under a communist regime." Those who dislike the senator should argue against his policies, not try to destroy the man.Underachievers in CongressIt is an understatement to say that our Congress is a group of underachievers.This nation should know from Europe's experience that you cannot spend yourself into prosperity because much of Europe is in desperate financial straits. C ongress is reluctant to cut spending or to cut budget deficits. It should have learned this clear lesson.We have a stern warning but there is little evidence Congress appreciates the gravity of the situation.P ost Office money pitThe money-losing Post Office is not the only government agency in shambles but it is one we see frequently. This bureaucracy is a hulking, foundering, money-hemorrhaging behemoth, which has employees earning above-average salaries and getting generous benefits and pensions. It has more vehicles than any other organization on the planet.Virtually all government agencies are inefficient but this one takes the cake, a very expensive cake.Global crisisWe seem to be spiraling downward.First, it was Greece facing bankruptcy.Then it was Ireland and Portugal in financial trouble. Last week, South Africa had its bonds downgraded. But worst of all, Spain and Italy are now being exposed as unable to pay their debts. The only hope for survival is drastic action, but the socialists who run much of Europe lack the courage to make spending cuts. Is there a message for us here in the U nited States?Golden boy no moreWe voters are a bunch of boobs. When Jon Corzine, the Got something to say? Call the Hometown Rants & Raves line at (772) 465-5504or e-mail news@hometownnewsol.com. C allers are asked to refrain from making slanderous statements.Statements of fact will be checked for accuracy. Lighting the way towards a cureMitch Kloorfain /chief photographerFr ank Hotz of Port St. Lucie launches a lantern at Abingdon of Tradition to honor and recognize those fighting Alzheimer's Tuesday, Nov. 15. More than 50 lanterns were released, leaving a trail across the sky over Tradition. Earl Stewart is the owner and general manager of Earl Stewart Toyota in No r th Palm Beach.The dealership is located at 1215 N.Federal Highway in L ake Park.Contact him at www.earlstewarttoyota.co m call (561) 358-1474,fax (561) 658-0746 or e-mail earls@earlstewarttoyota.co m. L isten to him on S eaview AM 960 and 95.9, which can be streamed at www.seaviewam960.com every Saturday morning between 9 a.m.and 10 a.m.Regular readers of my column are familiar with the saga of my being reported to the F lorida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle department, FHSMV, as a mentally or physically incompetent driver. I became aware of this approximately two weeks after I was ticketed for speeding by a No r th Palm Beach policeman. The letter I received from the FHSMV started out, "This agency has r eceived information expressing concerns about y our ability to drive safely. P lease call the driver license office below to set up an appointment to take the vision, written, driving (in traffic) and hearing examinations." I looked into this and learned this "information expressing concerns about my ability to drive" was r eported to the FHSMV under a little-known F lorida law, 322.126(2), (3), which allows "any person" to confidentially report any other Florida driver as unable to drive safely and be held harmless from all civil or criminal liability even if the report was malicious in intent. I subsequently started a petition at www.DumbLa w .org to change this law. I've also met with two F lorida legislators, Democr at Irv Slosberg of Boca R aton and Republican Pat Ro oney of Palm Beach Ga r dens, to ask their assistance to change this law in Tallahassee. Both strongly support my position and have agreed to help me. U nder the law, thePolice take the fifth' on abuse of power incident ON CARSEARL STEWART Phone (772) 465-5656 Fax (772) 465-5301Classified (772) 465-5551 Rants & Raves (772) 465-5504Circulation Inquiries 1 -866-913-6397 circulation@hometownnewsol.comPORTST.LUCIEV oted # 1 Community Newspaper in America in 2005, 2006, 2007. One of the top 3 in America every year since 2003. Steven E. Erlanger . . .Publisher and C.O.O. Jim Kendall . . . . . .C.E.O. Lee Mooty . . . . . . .General Manager/CFO V ernon D.Smith . . . .Managing Partner Philip J. Galdys . . . . .VP/Director of Operations T ammy A. Raits . . . .VP/Managing Editor Robin Bevilacqua . . .Human Resources Michele Muccigrosso . .National Accounts Manager Jeffrey A. 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Florida needs better protection from PIP fraudHonest Floridians pay the price for PIP fraud. That's the takeaway from meetings I attended around the state r ecently where PIP auto insurance fraud was the topic of discussion. PIP, or personal injury protection, is insurance coverage added to your overall auto policy that is intended to pay for medical and other expenses associated with a car crash, r egardless of fault. In F lorida, a minimum of $10,000 PIP coverage is r equired with each policy. We pay the highest auto liability insurance premiums in the nation, 56 percent more than other states. U nfortunately, Florida also leads the nation in staged accidents and questionable claims, which is why the number of crashes is going down, while the number of PIP claims and the cost of those claims is going up. After receiving a PIP fraud update during the cabinet meeting in Tallahassee, Jeff A twater, Florida's chief financial officer and I participated in listening meetings with Floridians in T allahassee, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa and M iami to hear their concerns about PIP fraud and ideas for a solution. We learned that if we do nothing, the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation predicts a 29 percent PIP pure premium increase each year. While the pure premium increase directly impacts the insurer, the costs get passed down to consumers through rate hikes, since insurers must raise rates to close the gap created by r apidly increasing fraud costs. In a time when we're working every day to get F lorida's economy back on its feet, the last thing we need is fraudsters to cause auto insurance premiums to skyrocket and raise the cost of living in this state, something I have vowed to prevent as governor. After listening to constituents affected by PIP fraud and their solutions to the problem, I announced four pillars that must be addressed to fix PIP: fraud prevention, litigation r eform, utilization and provider reform and accountability. My expectation is that we will provide significant PIP reform this legislative session. F lorida consumers have already paid more than $800 million for PIP fraud ov er the last several years and enough is enough. F lorida needs better protections for consumers, and I am committed to holding the line on runaway premiums in order to fulfill my promise to keep the cost of living low and get our state back to work. I encourage all Floridians with ideas for fixing PIP to email me at Rick.Scott@eog.myflorida.co m or call your House and S enate members and let them know that you expect them to support PIP reform so we can reduce the cost of auto insurance in Florida. GOVERNORRICK S COTT E-mail us at: newsfp@ hometownnewsol.com FA X us at: (772) 467-4384. 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FHSMV keeps secret the name of the informant. How ever, after a little detective work, I came up with a "person of interest" or suspect in my case. He is a North Palm Beach policeman, the same one who ticketed me for speeding two weeks before I received the letter from the FHSMV. It turns out this officer's wife was recently employed by me at my To y ota dealership. For what I believed were good r easons, I was forced to terminate her employment. S he subsequently sued me under the EEOC for wrongful termination and my insurance company settled the case. I was also able to learn from the FHSMV the informant was a "professional" meaning a police officer or doctor. S ince my doctor agreed to give me a letter stating that I was 100 percent mentally and physically capable of driving a car, that left a policeman. The only policeman that I'd had any dealing with in quite some time was this North P alm Beach policeman. F inally, I did take and pass all of the required driving tests, written, eye test, hearing test, driving in traffic and driving on a special course. In fact, I not only passed, I passed with flying colors. My hearing and eyesight (20/20 with glasses) were perfect. I completed all of the driving tests without a single mistake and I missed only one question on the test (I could have passed missing up to10). These findings prove that the "person" who reported me to the FHSMV was either mistaken or not telling the truth. Since we know that the "person" was a professional, it would seem unlikely that he was mistaken. F eeling the above circumstantial evidence uncovered by my detective work was overwhelming, I decided to confront the town of North Palm Beach. Through my attorney, I spoke with the vice mayor, who agreed to talk to the chief of police. When I didn't hear back for a while, I was told that the matter was being discussed with the "collective bargaining" entity for the police department, the PBA. After several weeks, the North P alm Beach town attorney wrote me a letter stating the town's position on my allegations. This is the pertinent part of the letter: "W ith respect to the letter Mr. Stewart received from the Department of H ighway Safety and Motor V ehicles requesting that he appear for re-examination, S ection 322.126(3), Florida S tatutes, states that any r eport regarding a licensed driver's mental or physical disability to drive is confidential and exempt from disclosure pursuant to Florida public records law. The Florida Legislature has expressly determined that such reports shall not be disclosed or used for any purpose other than determining the qualification of a person to operate a motor vehicle on the highways of this state. As such, no civil or criminal action may be brought against any physician, person or agency who r eports a potential disability to the DMV, nor shall any such report be used as evidence in any civil or criminal trial or in any court proceeding. 322.126(3) & (4), Florida S tat. (2011). See also D uckworth v. State, 923 So. 2d 530 (Fla. 4th DCA 2006). The Florida Legislature has clearly determined that the overriding public interest in ensuring that all licensed drivers possess the requisite ability to operate a motor vehicle trump any concerns raised by licensed drivers regarding the circumstances surrounding the filing of such a report. "I n light of the foregoing, even if the village possessed information regarding a medical report filed with the DMV concerning Mr. Stewart, the village is prohibited from disclosing the information set forth therein. A dditionally, neither y our client nor the village can utilize the report as evidence in any criminal or civil proceedings unrelated to Mr. Stewart's qualification to operate a motor vehicle. "S hould you have any questions relative to the foregoing, please do not to hesitate to contact me." After reading the above, I think you can appreciate my title to this article. Most people understand that people accused of a crime in America can elect to "r efuse to answer on the grounds that it might tend to incriminate them." If y ou feel the same way I do about this, "taking the fifth" it's just another way of saying "I'm guilty but you'll have to prove it without my cooperation." I'm betting this police officer has never filed another report under this statute before in the r emote chance that he believed in good faith the driver lacked the physical or mental qualifications to drive. It 's a shame, arguably disgraceful, that law enforcement in North Palm B each allows its officers to quench their personal agendas by abusing their official position and then hiding behind a statute's confidentially provisions. I'm sure the confidentially provision was not made part of the stature by the legislature to allow police officers to file reports in bad faith and with no objective basis. My attorney tells me that, in spite of this statute, I have grounds to sue on the basis that this Florida statute is unconstitutional and that a judge could ov erturn this part of the law. But I don't want to sue the town of North Palm B each, the cop who r eported me or anybody else. What I do want is for the town and the police officer to do the right thing, which is to sincerely apologize. I would also like the town to take the necessary precautions to see that this never happens again to anybody else driving through the town of North Palm Beach. F riday, December 2, 2011 A8 Port St. LucieHometown NewsShelter gets boost from cosmetics companyTREASURE COAST S afespace received a $20,000 grant from Mary K ay cosmetics company to help its locations serving the Treasure Coast. S afeSpace, a nonprofit organization helping victims of domestic violence, operates shelters in Indian River, Martin and St. Lucie counties, where families can go to escape to a safe environment. On Sept. 30, after applying for a grant from the Ma ry K ay Foundation, S afeSpace received a $20,000 grant to help its facilities and toward programs to help the community. This grant is extremely important because our funding from some sources has been decreased and domestic violence is on the increase," said Art Ciasca, S afeSpace director of development. "P eople are staying together because of extreme financial needs and domestic violence has become more severe. It is extremely important for us to be able to meet the needs of the victims and children who come forward." A ccording to Mr. Ciasca, the funds will be used toward the operational support of all programs at S afeSpace, including two emergency shelters for the three counties located in I ndian River and Martin C ounty. The funds will also be used for the emergency hotline that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a w eek 365 days a year. "W e also have outreach services," said Mr. Ciasca. "A woman doesn't move into the shelter but r eceives the safety planning and the same r esources to help her determine what she wants to do and helps her with what she is going through." The shelters are for women and children, but S afeSpace does provide help for male victims with its outreach services. "W e encourage folks to escape violence; doing lots of work with women and men and exit strategies to get out of a relationship and how to do it in the safest way possible," said J udy Brothy, SafeSpace director of programs. Ms. Brothy also encourages use of its prevention program. The purpose is focusing on youth and people in healthy, non-violent relationships, defining that and creating future generations of non-violence. C urrently, all programs are free of charge. Current funding comes from the Un ited Way in the three counties, the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence and donations and grants from other organizations.By Brittany Llorentebllorente@hometownnewsol.comStewartF rom page A6 See BOOST, A9 686432 Hypertension in our pets is not something most pet owners give a second thought to, but it is much more prevalent than you think.We associate h ypertension in humans with stress, smoking, diabetes, obesity, too much salt consumption, or familial history. Hypertension in humans is often considered primary, meaning an underlying cause cannot be determined.In animals, hypertension is usually secondary.The most commonly associated diseases with hypertension are hyperthyroidism (in cats), Cushings disease ( overactive adrenal disease in dogs), diabetes mellitus, and kidney disease. The most common sign associated with hypertension is vision loss.The retinas are very sensitive to high blood pressure and are usually the first organs to be affected.Unfortunately, a pet cannot communicate a loss in visual acuity, and often a pet owner does not realize this until the pet becomes acutely blind.This is most common in cats.The presenting sign is a cat that was normal one day, and the next has huge dilated, unresponsive pupils, and is b umping into things.Oftentimes once this happens, the retina has detached and the blindness is permanent. Early diagnosis is key to good control just like in humans.We take it for granted that our blood pressure is measured every time we visit our own physicians, don't our pets deserve the same? We encourage blood pressure checks in any pet 6 years of age and older at least twice a year, and in any pet that has a disease that is associated with hypertension.We include blood pressure checks in any pet with kidney disease, dilute urine, protein in the urine, Cushings disease, diabetes, and hyperthyroidism.We usually do blood pressure checks after we have the results of the b loodwork.If a cat is diagnosed with hyperthyroidism, we treat that condition first, and oftentimes the blood pressure normalizes. Blood pressure is measured in pets similarly to humans.A special inflatable cuff is applied to the foreleg of the pet and a series of measurements are taken.We usually take 3-5 blood pressure readings and the average is interpreted.This allows the pet to calm down and minimize the "white coat syndrome", which can artificially elevate the blood pressure.The most important reading is the systolic blood pressure.We want the systolic blood pressure to be below 160. T reatment is similar to humans.The underlying disease needs to be controlled.The most common blood pressure medications we use in veterinary medicine are benazepril, enalapril, and arnlodipine.These are the same medications we use in human medicine to control hypertension. Hypertension is common and treatable if diagnosed early.Blood pressure checks should become as routine in veterinary medicine as it is in human medicine. Hypertensionby Patrick Kelly, DVM 686431 150 N.W. 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www.HometownNewsOL.com F riday, December 2, 2011 Po rt St. Lucie A9 Photo courtesy of Treasure & Space Coast RadioGeoff Moore and Dana Daniels from 93.7 The Breeze and Barbara Cooper of the law firm Hoskins, Turco, Lloyd & Lloyd, along with nominator Carmen Robinson, present the award for the Treasure Coast Teacher of the Month to Adrienne Mendoza, an eighth-grade teacher at Southport Middle School. From left: Mr. Moore and Ms. Daniels Ms. Mendoza, Mr. Robinson, Ms. Cooper and Hamp Elliot of 93.7 The Breeze.Instructor gets Teacher of Month honorsElyse Romano, a Mary K ay independent senior sales director, wrote the r ecommendation letter to Ma ry K ay for the proposal from SafeSpace. "M ary Kay asked the sales consultants and directors to give one hour of service back to our community," said Ms. Romano. Domestic violence is close to my heart. I went to a class so that I could help the victims and the more involved I got the more I saw there was a need." Ms. Romano helps to coordinate spa days for the victims at the shelters and organized a sale of lipsticks, where $1 is donated to the Mary Kay Ash Foundation and $1 goes directly to SafeSpace. Last year, the three counties helped 277 women and 274 children in the shelters that have 48 beds in each facility. The shelters provided 13,192 days of shelter. Their outr each program helped 453 men, women and children in all counties. F or more information on S afeSpace, visit www.safespacefl.org. To reach the hotline, call (800)5001119. To purchase a lipstick, visit www.marykay.com/eromano1 and put SafeSpace in the comments. PORT ST. LUCIE Ad r ianne Mendoza, an eighth-grade teacher at S outhport Middle School in Po rt S t. Lucie was named Tr easure Coast Teacher of the Month on Oct. 21, by 93.7 The Breeze and attorney S teve Hoskins of the law firm H oskins, Turco, Lloyd & Lloyd. The Breeze honors a teacher who has made a difference with an official "T eacher of the Month" engraved award, formal presentation, pizza party for her class, a class visit to the S outh Florida Science Museum and gift basket from T eachers Pet and More. "I love my students. I work them hard and many of them I challenge until they get completely frustrated with me, but we all see the r esults at the end of the year. I am so proud of each and every one of them," said Ms. M endoza. S teve Hoskins, senior partner at the law firm, has been supporting The Breeze T eacher of the Month program since its inception in fall 2010. Mr. Hoskins was pleased to make this award to Ms. M endoza because of her involvement in her students. "S he is well deserving of this Teacher of the Month award. We appreciate her hard work, dedication and most of all, her passion for guiding these future leaders of our community," said Mr. H oskins. To nominate a teacher for the 93.7 The Breeze Teacher of the Month award,visit www.thebreeze.fm. F or Hometown News newsfp@hometownnewsol.comBoostF rom page A8 we re distributed to 22 envir onmental education providers or local libraries and one highway billboard was erected reaching an estimated 25,500 viewers daily. Launched in 1996, the "H elping Sea Turtles Survive" specialty license plate r aises money for two important programs that benefit Florida sea turtles: the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission's marine turtle protection program and the sea turtle grants program, which distributes money back to the local level for turtle conserv ation projects. The sea turtle specialty plate is currently No. 2 in sales, having sold 76,804 plates in 2009, second only to the University of Florida specialty plate. 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TREASURE COAST H igh-school students and their teachers are invited to participate in the Bill of Rights Institute's sixth annual being an American essay contest. The largest contest of its kind in the country, it explores the founding principles outlined in the Constitution. The contest is administered by the Bill of Rights I nstitute, a nonprofit educational organization in the Wa shington, D.C., area devoted to educating young people about the Constitution and founding principles. The 2011-12 contest is sponsored by the History Channel. "T his contest is unique in that it gives students the opportunity to think about the important founding principles communicated in our Constitution," said J ason Ross, Bill of Rights I nstitute vice president of education programs. This context is vital to helping students see their founding principles as a meaningful part of the American experiment of self-government." S pecifically, students are asked to share their thoughts on the Constitution by answering the following question: how does the Constitution establish and maintain a culture of liberty? The top three student winners from each of the five geographical regions will be awarded cash prizes of $1,000 (first place), $500 (second place) and $250 (third place). T eacher sponsors for each student winner will also receive a cash prize of $100. The contest not only honors and awards sponsoring teachers, but also equips them with free lesson plans and other supplemental materials that meet state and national academic standards so they can easily incorporate the essay contest into their classr ooms. The contest is really a tribute to the excellent work teachers do in the important task of civic education," said Mr. Ross. Mo re than 80,000 students have participated in the essay contest since it began in 2006. C omplete contest details and information, including submission criteria, lesson plans and background information on the Constitution, Bill of Rights, founders and founding principles are available at www.BillofRightsInstitute.o r g/Contest. F riday, December 2, 2011 A10 Port St. LucieHometown Newsonly problem was it's illegal. On three separate occasions in November, one woman would go into a store and select an item, such as a baby stroller, and then head toward the customer service desk and meet up with the other woman. The other woman would then obtain a refund for the item that was never paid for in the first place. In all, the two women r eceived refunds of almost $700. The report doesn't explain, however, how they obtained the refunds without having paid for the items, leaving the conclusion that maybe they had phony receipts. After the third incident, they were arrested and it was all caught on video surveillance. M aybe they just didn't understand the system that you have to pay for an item in order to legally be able to obtain a refund for it.BlotterF rom page A1 ObituariesDarryl N. HolcombD arryl N. Holcomb, 50, of Po rt S t. Lucie, died Nov. 10, 2011. He was born in Hialeah and moved to Port St. Lucie 15 years ago. He is survived by his wife, D ebi; a stepson, Mike; his mother, Joyce; his father and stepmother, Ron and J oan; a sister, Cheri; three nephews, Mitchell, Michael and Matthew and a stepbrother, Jay. Ar r angements by Cox Gifford Seawinds Funeral Ho me and Crematory of Vero Bea ch.Oto E. AlbrightO to E. Albright, 83, of Po rt S t. Lucie, died Nov.13, 2011. He was born in Homestead, Pa., and moved to Po rt S t. Lucie 25 years ago. He served in the U.S. N avy during World War II. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Lorrie; two daughters, Amy and S usan; two sons, Mark and T im and six grandchildren. Ar r angements by All County Funeral Home & Crematory Treasure Coast Chapel.Robert E. HickeyR obert E. Hickey, 87, of Po rt S t. Lucie, died Nov.16, 2011. He was born in Syracuse, N.Y., and moved to Port St. L ucie in 2009. He was an electrical engineer. He served with the U.S. Ma ri nes during World War II. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, A. Jayne; three sons; Jeffrey, William and T imothy; two daughters, Gretchen and Tracie; a brother, Raymond; six grandchildren and one great-grandson. Ar r angements by Yates F uneral Home Chapel.Glenn SchmidtGl enn Schmidt, 49, died No v. 5, 2011. He was born in Hollywood and moved to the Tr easure Coast 34 years ago. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Frances. He is survived by two daughters, Ashley and Amanda; a son, Joshua; a sister, Linda; two brothers, Alfred and Robert and four grandchildren. Ar r angements by All County Funeral Home & Crematory Treasure Coast Chapel.Ann Rita SerragoAnn Rita Serrago, 81, of Po rt S t. Lucie, died Nov. 18, 2011. S he was born in Providence, R.I., and lived in Port S t. Lucie since the 1980s. S he was a member of St. L ucie Catholic Church. S he was preceded in death by her husband, Fr ank; a son, Robert and a grandson, Thomas. S he is survived by a son, K eith; a daughter, Emily and five grandchildren. Ar r angements by Yates F uneral Home.Essay contest open to high-school studentsF or Hometown News newsfp@hometownnewsol.com golden boy of Wall Street, appeared on the scene as a candidate for governor of New J ersey, voters swallowed his pitch that he knew finance and could help the state. U sing some of the hundreds of millions he cashed out when he left Goldman Sachs, he bought the election.He promptly ran the state into the ground. After he was termed out, he took over MF G lobal, and guess what?That firm is bellyup and the golden boy is seen for what he is: a fake and a failure.When in RomeA report from Rome indicates Italy's economy is hampered by high-wage costs, fat government payrolls, excessive taxes, choking bureaucracy and an educational system which produces one of the lowest levels of college graduates. This should ring a bell and wake up some Americans because it sounds very much like the United States.RantsF rom page A6 759964 759965 FACING FORECLOSURE?Sharon Kelly Brown772-971-6747sharonkellyrealty@gmail.comSharon J.KellyRealty, Inc.Call a Accredited Short Sale Specialist For your Confidential Consultation Av oid Bankruptcy Protect Credit Score from foreclosureŽding Be free of financial &emotional bu r dens 686058 Expires 12-31-11 Expires 12-31-11 Expires 12-31-11 Expires 12-31-11 Expires 12-31-11 Expires 12-31-11Frank and Mary W elcome Y ou! 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Po rt St. Lucie B1 STAR SCOPESJames Tucker W eek of 12-2-2011 Aries-March 21-April 19Continue to live your life with ideas that give you peace, love, health, abundance and joy. Stay centered and keep focused. You know what you want. The inspiration for g reatness is in your soul. You were born for greatness. Refuse to allow the world or negative people sidetrack you on your great mission through life.T aurus-April 20-May 20New learning and understanding is creating better results in your work and at home. Pace yourself. Pa tience is working. Read the signs that patience is working in your favor. Your job is to read the signs that favor is working in your behalf. Slow down and read the signs that favor is working for you. It is.Gemini-May 21-June 21Affirm every day that you are continually fed and protected by the unlimited good in the universe. Give thanks for the many wonderful friends who grace your life and bring so much happiness and joy. Y ou see the good in others. T hey see it in you as well. T his is the true meaning of life. Add to and savor it well.Cancer-June 21-July 21Y ou can't change another person, but you can change yourself. Keep a lighter touch when faced with life's challenges. Keep centered and follow your great heart. Stay upbeat. Most of the things you fret about are unlikely to happen in the first place. Stay above the small stuff, take time to play and life will be good.L eo-July 23-Aug. 22Y ou make such great, wise choices. You are the center of fire in the zodiac. It's your job to give all of the rest ofSee SCOPES, B2 Po rt St .L ucieEntertainmentDining &SECTION B WWW.HOMETOWNNEWSOL.COM FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011Out &about SPEC IALEVENTS FRIDAY, DE C. 2 5 1st annual Stuart Christmas parade : It's a W onderful World.' Presented by Stuart Main Street. Schools, churches, civic clubs and businesses design and build the nearly 50 spectacular lighted floats that make up the parade, along with marching bands, twirling g roups and Santa. Contestants must complete an application, available on Stuart Main Street's website at www.stuartmainstreet.org under the sponsored events' link. Submit it with the $50.00 entry fee by Oct. 17. F or more information, call (772) 2862848. T ake Back the Night will be held at 5 p.m. at the Backus Museum and Gallery. T his event is to raise awareness of women's safety. For more information, call Mindi F etterman at (561) 909-9991. F riday movies 2-4 p.m., Fo rt Pierce library branch, 101 Melody Lane. F or more information, call (772) 4622787. F riday Fest featuring the Humdingers, 5:30 to 9 p.m., downtown Fort Pierce.FRIDAY, DE C. 2SUNDAY, DE C. 4 St. Lucie County Senior Amateur Men and Women's Golf Championship 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, Fairwinds Golf Course, 4400 Fairwinds Drive. F or more information, call (772) 462-2272.SAT URDAY, DE C. 3 Steve Solomon's "My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish and I'm Home for the Holidays," Sunrise Theatre, 8 p.m. Tickets cost $45 and $39 depending on seating. For more information, call (772) 461-4775. A visit with Santa will take place from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. for children 12 and under at the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, 2410 S.E. WestmoreSee OUT, B3Holiday festivities abundant in countyST. LUCIE COUNTY Re sidents of St. Lucie C ounty will be getting into the holiday mood this w eekend, as parades, Christmas tree lightings and more take place. In Po rt S t. Lucie, the annual Festival of Lights and tree-lighting ceremony will take place on Saturday, De c. 3 at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center to bring a sparkling start to the season. Earlier in the day, Santa's Wo r kshop will welcome children to the civic center from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $9. The children will make their own gifts to give for the holidays, and cookies and drinks will be available. There will be live music, r ides for the kids, arts and crafts and a car show hosted by the Stuart Corvette Club. A 6 p.m., the Port St. L ucie parade of lights will make its way through the streets of the civic center, and include floats, youth groups, bands and more. A bout 30 minutes after the parade ends, the tree in V illage Square will be lit. A dmission and parking are free to the event. The Port St. Lucie Community Center also has its halls decked, as well. There is a one-of-a-kind "Winter W onderland" light and sound show taking place every evening starting at 7 p .m. through Monday, Jan. 2. It is free and open to the public. The community center is located across from city hall on Airoso B oulevard. In Fo rt Pierce, the Main St r eet Association has once again put together a variety of events for Fort Pierce r esidents. The events begin at 10:30 a.m. with a Sunday service by C ommon Ground Vineyard Church. Afterward, the Sights and S ounds on Second Christmas Festival and Parade begins at 1 p.m. Sponsored by C enter State Bank, Sea-Sorority to support programs for girlsST. LUCIE COUNTY The PACE Center for G irls offers a variety of programs that can help girls obtain better futures. To help the organization achieve its goals, a local nonprofit, the Fort Pierce Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, is partnering with the PACE C enter to present a holiday dinner fundraiser on Dec. 3. "W e are trying to get some extra funds for these girls," said sorority member Mildred Allen. These are young ladies who show potential, but need help with tutoring or counseling to give them a new outlook on life." The dinner will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 3 at the Beacon Life Center at the First United M ethodist Church, 260 S.W. Prima Vista Blvd. in Po rt S t. Lucie. Leggy performance Amanda Sofia of Port St. Lucie gets a leg up during a performance of Lonely Streets' during Dance for Food 2011 by the Preston Contempora ry Dance Theatre W ednesday, Nov. 23 at the Port St. Lucie Community Center. The event benefited Artists F or A Cause and the T reasure Coast Food Bank.Mitch Kloorfain chief photographer By Dawn Krebsdkrebs@hometownnewsol.com See EVENTS, B3By Dawn Krebsdkrebs@hometownnewsol.com See PAC E, B4 686073 LUNCH MENUServed 11am-4pm Daily Daily specials include € Homemade Soups € Salads € Sandwiches € Wraps € Clubs € Burgers and Much More!DINNER MENUIncludes a variety of € Fresh Seafood € Steaks € Chicken € Pasta Dishes & Daily Specials prepared by our Executive Chef Live Entertainment Fri & Sat Evening on Our PatioSpace heaters on our outdoor patioPo rt St.Lucie(Across from Walmart)772-343-1146Te xt WESTENDto 49675 Support Your Local MerchantsOPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK686428 10% OFF Your Entire CheckWhen you present this ad. Daily 4pm to Close. 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F riday, December 2, 2011 B2 Port St. LucieHometown NewsDINING & ENTERTAINMENTTo ys to be collected across Treasure CoastTREASURE COAST For the 10th year, 101.3, The C oast FM, is proud to help support the Children's H ome Society holiday toy drive, sponsored this year by BJ's Wholesale Club. The Children's Home S ociety supports, in some way, more than 9,000 foster children, spread over Martin, St Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee counties. No w, through Dec 9, 101.3 The Coast, will be begin collecting toys from offices throughout the Treasure C oast. R ather than putting out toy boxes at retail locations, 101.3 The Coast will go to local offices to collect toys. P lus, each person in the office will receive a free 60day trial membership to BJ's Wholesale Club. B usinesses interested in having the Coast van come to their office to collect toys, can register at www.coast1013.com.F or Hometown News NewsFP@hometownnewsol.com us inspiration. We need to hear from you, Leo. All your other brothers and sisters need your help and your light. We are all moving forward. Please give back and g ive us your wisdom. We need your help. Virgo-Aug. 23-Sept. 22Y our mind is sharp. Use recent successes to springboard you to still higher victory. You think high thoughts. Y our heart is open. Fear is not a word in your vocabulary. Finish what you start in life and you will win your share. Do it every day and you will continue to see victory and success coming to you, my winner. Libra-Sept. 23-Oct. 22Y our spirit is stronger than ever. You have a great and open heart. Your life force is wonderful. Your desires for a gr eater and happier life prevail. Why? It's because of your wonderful spirit and trust in the universal power. If we could be more centered within ourselves life would be better for all of us. Thanks.Scorpio-Oct. 23-Nov. 21Be completely honest with yourself about what you want in life that makes you happy. Answer this question. T ake action. Run the race, come around the bend and finish the race. You are a winner. Yeah! You finished the race. Put it in your heart, open it up and go for it. Your true destiny depends on it.Sagittarius-Nov. 22-Dec. 21All the recent changes are signs of bigger and better things to come. The universe is about to increase your responsibilities. Look for advancements in the workplace. The universe wants to bless you in the season to come. Prepare for greater blessings to come from family, friends and associates who honor you.Capricorn-Dec. 22-Jan. 19Y ou have such a wonderful life force and energy. You have a free and open channel between your mind, heart and spirit. You have a guardian angel watching over you. When you have all these divine blessings working over you, you have the greatest blessings the universe has to offer. You are so deserving.Aquarius-Jan. 20-Feb.18Y our wisdom and experience continues to move you toward your dreams and goals. You make decisions based on feeling and instincts. You tap into your higher power. This gives you an edge in making right decisions. Keep it up. You now have the winning edge in your favor. Your gut always knows the truth.Pisces-Feb. 19-March 20Being completely honest with yourself about the things that make you happy is the first step toward victory over life. Do things that you love first and then share them with your family, children and friends. Refuse to do things that don't want to do. Your heart is your greatest gift. Follow your heart. It speaks truth. Special servicesF or readings, astrology charts and other services, call (772) 334-9487, e-mail jtuckxyz@aol.com To read the Spirit Guide column, visit myhometownnews.net and click on counseling and advice.ScopesF rom page B1 686540 PALfilling playgrounds not prisonsŽ Sponsored by Best Buy VictoryBIKES LINE UP AT 10:00 A.M. RIDE STARTS AT 11:00 A.M.RUN STARTS:Best Buy Victory-Polaris € 3525 S. U.S. 1, Ft. PierceRUN ENDS:P .A.L. Center € 903 South 21stStreet, Ft. Pierce ALL VENDORS ARE WELCOME~! CALL 468-6888 TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT!Electricity provided for inside vendors LIVE ENTERTAINMENTFor More Information Please Call772-468-6888or E-mail:bestbuyvictory@bellsouth.net BRING A NEW UNWRAPPED TOY OR FOOD GIFT CARDCOME AND SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL KIDSEarly Drop offat Best Buy Victory, P .A.L., and local Law Enforcement Agencies.Spaghetti Lunch for $5.00 proceeds to benefit P .A.L. 5 5 689165 688667 TELL EM YOU READ IT IN THE

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www.HometownNewsOL.com F riday, December 2, 2011 Po rt St. Lucie B3DINING & ENTERTAINMENTcoast National Bank and W aste Management, the activities will take place on Orange Avenue and Second St r eet in downtown Fort Pierce. A ctivities will include entertainment by Mrs. P's D ance and Acrobatic Studio, S tar City Dance and True Cr ew Dance Company. There will also be children's crafts, games, bounce houses, a petting zoo, art and craft vendors, and visits from Santa Claus at 1:30 p .m. and Ronald McDonald at 3:30 p.m. The Christmas parade begins at 4:30 p.m. at Tickle T ummy Hill, and then will travel south on Second St r eet to Orange Avenue, turn east to Indian River Dr ive, then finish at the River Walk Center. The parade is sponsored by the Fort Pierce Sunrise K iwanis, and this year's theme is "Down Home C ountry Christmas." After the parade, there will be music by the Mt. Olive I nspirational Singers, followed by the lighting of the city of Fort Pierce's community Christmas tree, located at the roundabout. The Holiday Light Spectacular, a light and sound show featuring more than 100,000 lights synchronized to holiday music, will begin at Marina Square following the tree-lighting ceremony and run every night from 6 p .m. to 9 p.m. through Jan. 1.EventsF rom page B1 land Blvd. in Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 337-1959. Hobe Sound Christmas parade at 1 p.m. on southeast Bridge Road and southeast Dixie Highway. Organized by the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce. Martin County Christmas boat parade F rom 6-7:30pm. Sandsprit Park, 3343 S.E. St. Lucie Blvd. F or more information, call (772) 692-7599. Rock-a-thon 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lowe's, 3620 S.E. Federal Highway, Stuart. Teams and individuals are invited to rock in rocking chairs, relay-style, to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Martin County. Funds will be used to build homes for deserving families throughout Martin County. To register or to learn about volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.HabitatMartin.org or call (772) 223-9940. Snowflakes in Paradise gala: 2 6th annual winter gala at the Stuart Yacht and Country Club. Cost is $250 per person. Contact Lori Swift on (772) 334-9311, Ext. 404 or lswift@hcc4kids.org.SUNDAY, DE C. 4 Sights and sounds Christmas festival and parade 1-6 p.m., downtown Fo rt Pierce. Braking the Cycle Century Ride will begin at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center. Cost is $35 in advance anf $40 day of the ride. There will be 30, 60 and 1 00-mile rides available, with ride times starting at 8 a.m. Proceeds benefit the Harvest F ood and Outreach Center. For more information, call (772) 770-2665.TUESDAY, DEC. 6 The Stuart Friends of the Atlantic Classical Orchestra are planning an afternoon of music with an English Tea menu at Willoughby Golf Club from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy classical flute selections performed by Atlantic Classical Orchestra principal flautist Tina Burr and Jane Tankersley with piano accompaniment by Catherine Lan. Tickets are $50 and may be purchased online at www.acomusic.org or by call (772) 460-0850.THURSDAY, DEC. 8 The Blues Alliance of the T reasure Coast will be hosting its annual holiday partywhich will also be a fundraiser for the two bands that are going to the prestigious International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Please bring a covered dish. T here is no cover charge, and the party is open to the public. T here will be a cash bar. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Am Vets Post 92, 2230 N.E. Dixie Highway, Jensen Beach. F or directions, call (772) 3348407.FRIDAY, DE C. 9 Children's Museum of the T reasure Coast's holiday around the world 4-7 p.m. Members enter free of charge; seniors, adults, teens and children ages 3-12 pay $6; children 12 months to 2 years pay $3; and there's no charge for children younger than 1. At 17 07 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. F or more information, please call (772) 225-7575.FRIDAY, DE C. 9SUNDAY, DE C. 11 "Portraits of the Holidays" at the Barn Theatre in Stuart. 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call the box office MondaysF ridays noon to 4 p.m. on (772) 287-4884. Box office is also open one hour prior to the show.SAT URDAY, DE C. 10 Holiday Extravaganza: The Humane Society of the T reasure Coast is bringing the holidays to its shelter animals. F rom 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the shelter's Towl Building, 41 00 S.W. Leighton Farm Ave., in Palm City. You can get some of your shopping done by exploring tables of arts and crafts. There also will be delicious baked goods. Be sure to bring your pet for photos with Santa. The best present of all might be providing a home to one of the shelter animals up for adoption. F or more information, call (772) 6003211 or visit www.hstc1.org for more information. Holiday nonprofit market 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Heathcote Botanical Gardens in Fort Pierce. Free admission for everyone. Shop for special gifts offered by Treasure Coast charities and nonprofit organizations. Season tickets, original art, fair-trade imports, memberships, unique, meaningful and handmade g ifts along with ethnic foods and holiday treats. Revenue from the holiday gifts you select will benefit the charity you purchase from. Free visits with Santa and great photo opportunities. Bowzer's Rock and Roll Christmas Show, Sunrise T heatre, 8 p.m., Tickets cost $65, which includes meet and g reet or $45 and $39, depending on seating. F or more information, call (772) 4614775. St. Lucie County inaugural holiday golf tournament will take place at the St. James Golf Club. Registration is at 7:30 a.m., followed by shotgun start at 9 a.m. $80 per player. T reasure Coast Hospice holiday party will take place at the Santa Lucia River Club, 3 325 Ballantrae Blvd. in Port St. Lucie. F or more information, call (772) 462-6252. T he Well Community Church is hosting a Christmas Play called The Christmas Bee,' at 12:30 p.m. This is a family fun event. The first 50 kids present will get a free stocking stuffed with toys. We will also be giving out school supplies for the next semester for free. This event will be at T he Refuge. It is located at the corner of Prima Vista and U.S. 1 in Kings Plaza, beside McDonalds. Visit www.TheWellPSL.com for more information SAT URDAY, DE C. 10SUNDAY, DE C. 11 11th annual Raid of Fort Pierce Civil War re-enactment F or more information, call (772) 318-8258.SUNDAY, DE C. 11TREASURE COAST A bicycle ride that will see participants travel up to 100 miles aims to bring attention to hunger on the Tr easure Coast. Ha rv est Food & Outr each Center and the Treasure Coast Cycling Association have teamed for the first of what is set to become an annual event with rides of 100, 60 and 30 miles. Their "Braking the Cycle C entury Ride, Riding to be a Hunger Solution" ride is scheduled for Dec. 4 and will take riders through Ma r tin and St. Lucie counties. "W e' re looking to bring awareness about hunger and the struggles that families in our area continue to go through due to the economic crisis," said V ickie Hoyos, executive director of Harvest Food & O utreach Center. This is a vibrant community that needs to have r enewed hope, and our goal is to have the riders come out and spread that hope." C ost of participation is $35, and all proceeds benefit Harvest Food & Outr each Center, which works to help low-income residents stave off hunger and break the cycle of poverty through services such as teaching budgeting skills, providing job training and giving parenting classes. The rides will start and end at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center, where organizers will provide participants with lunch. Cy clists on the 30-mile r oute will travel to Sewall's P oint, Ocean Breeze Park and cross the Jensen beach C auseway as part of their trip. Those on the 60-mile r ide will head to Jensen B each, then Fort Pierce before returning. The 100-mile trekkers will continue on past the 60-mile stop point, travelling to Tradition in Port St. L ucie, heading south into Ma r tin County and then r eturning to the civic center. There is a ride to complement each rider's skill level as our riders raise funds to help the hungry," said John Goings, president of the Treasure Coast Cy cling Association. It 's also an opportunity for businesses to help stave off hunger, a growing concern for many Treasure C oast families, according to information from area food pantries and nonprofits. S ponsors, such as H ometown News, have joined the effort, as has V ital Chiropractic Wellness C enter, which is supporting the 100-mile leg. "W orking with the Treasure Coast Cycling Association, we hope to help r aise significant funds to help families and individuals who go hungry each and every day on the Treasure Coast," said Daniel R ukeyser, spokesman for the chiropractic center. "I personally urge other businesses and individuals to get involved in the effort to break the poverty cycle on the Treasure Coast. T ogether, we can help feed the hungry and make a brighter future for those who are now struggling for a better future." F or more information, visit www.brakingthecycle100.org or www.harvestfoodoutreach.org. F riday, December 2, 2011 B4 Port St. LucieHometown NewsThe monies raised will be used to support the programs of PACE and the y outh programs of the sorority, of which there are several. "W e are a community service organization serving the three-county area of Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin counties," Ms. Allen said. The sorority has two girl's groups: the Delta GEMS, for high-school students and the Delta Academy, for young ladies in grades five through eight. "W e have the girls do a va r iety of community events, from volunteering at the annual Thanksgiving dinner to providing road clean up to reading to seniors at the Fort Pierce H ealth Care Center," she said. F or the PACE dinner, the entertainment will be a fashion show put on by girls in the PACE program. There will also be music, poetry and a silent auction. R eceiving a Pioneer of the Year award at the dinner will be the evening's honoree, St. Lucie County administrator. Faye Outlaw. "We were lo oking for someone who has done quite a bit in the community, and she is a good role model for the girls," said. Ms. Allen. "We wanted to show them someone they can look up to and aspire to be, so they can say, M aybe one day, I can do this.'" F or more information about the Fort Pierce Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority,call Ms. A llen at (772) 461-2569. 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The Martin County High School OPUS Boosters announce the Annual OPUS and Concert Choir Holiday Concert under the direction of Ronald L. Corbin, at the Wanda H. Yarboro Performing Arts Center, at 3 p.m., doors open at 2:30 p.m. On Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $10 per person. Complimentary refreshments. F or more information, call (772) 2157346. Fifth annual St. Lucie County toy run starts at Best Buy Victory, 3525 South U.S. 1, Fo rt Pierce at 8 a.m. Leaves at 11 a.m. F or more information, call (772) 468-6888. Cabaret Concert Series held at the new Charles and Rae Kane Center, 900 S.E. Salerno Road, Stuart, by the Council on Aging of Martin County. The monthly concert series will run from December 20 11 through March 2012. Each performance will be held on a Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. December's concert will have the theme, Sounds of the Holidays.' Tickets cost $12 for members or $15 for nonmembers. Call (772)223-7800 or visit www.kanecenter.org.MONDAY, DE C. 12 The Po rt St. Lucie Botanical Gardens membership holiday social will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, 2410 S.E. W estmoreland Blvd. F or more information, call (772) 3371 959.WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14 A Conversation With Robert Wagner at the Lyric Th eatre in downtown Stuart at 7 p.m. Event will benefit the Humane Society of the T reasure Coast. Mr. Wagner will host a meet-and-greet after the show, inviting ticket holders to the new Lyric Flagler Center. Mr. Wagner is one of the most popular and successful stars in the entertainment industry, boasting three hit series and an impressive list of both feature and television films. Tickets cost $100 and are available from the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast. It includes the meet-and-greet reception, beverages and hors d'oeuvres. F or more information, call Jackie Ranaldo on (772) 600-3211. Buy your show tickets from the Lyric Theatre box office or call (772) 286-7827 for additional details. Second Wednesday Artwalk 5-8 p.m., downtown Fo rt Pierce. Art Mundo Art Wednesday, 5-8 p.m., open house with refreshments. F or more information, go to www.artmundo.org. Jazz Jams will be held from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, 2410 W estmoreland Blvd. in Port St. Lucie. F or more information, call (772) 460-5299.FRIDAY, DE C. 16 Po rt St. Lucie High School Band's winter concert will be at 7 p.m. at Port St. Lucie High School, 1201 Jaguar Lane in Po rt St. Lucie. Tickets are $5. F or more information, call (772) 337-6770.SAT URDAY, DE C. 17 Sinbad at the Sunrise T heatre 8 p.m. F or more information, call (772) 461477 5. Making ornaments art class will be held for adults from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and for kids from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Oxbow Eco-Center, 5 400 St. James Blvd. in Port St. Lucie. Cost is $20 and includes all supplies. Reservations are required. F or more information, call (772) 785-5833.TUESDAY, DEC. 20 A Taste of Jensen from 5:30-8 p.m. Come experience all the varieties of food and beverage Jensen Beach has to offer as local restaurants offer specials and show off their best. F or more information, call (772) 334-3444.WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21 The National Touring Production of A Christmas Carol,' Sunrise Theatre, 7 p.m. T ickets cost $35 and $39 depending on seating and $15 for children 12 and under.SUNDAY, DE C. 27 State Ballet Theater of Russia presents "The Nutcracker," Sunrise Theatre, 7 p.m. Tickets cost $55 and $45 depending on seating. For more information, call (772) 461-4775.BARS AN D CL UBS FRIDAY, DE C. 2 Cobb's Landing 200 N. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce, Alex Kash, 6-10 p.m. (772) 460-9014. Conchy Joe's Seafood 3 945 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach, Reggae by Rainfall, 8 p.m. to midnight. (772) 334-1130. Crawdaddy's 1949 N.E. Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach, Call for performers. 8 p.m.-midnight. (772) 2253 444. Finz Waterfront Grille 4290 S.E. Salerno Road, Port Salerno. (772) 283-1929. Hutchinson Island Marriott Resort Tiki Bar 555 N.E. Ocean Blvd., Hutchinson Island, (772) 225-3700. Manatee Island Bar & Grill 4817 S.E. Dixie Highway, Po rt Salerno. Robbie Bullard, 8 p.m. (772) 872-7288. T he Original Tiki Bar & Restaurant 2 Ave. A, Fort Pierce, Live music 5-9 p.m. (772) 461-0880. Pirate's Loft 4307 S.E. Bayview St., Stuart. OPM, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (772) 2235 048. Rinelli's Yellow Tail Live music, 101 Second Street, Fort Pierce. (772) 466-5474 T radewinds Restaurant & Lounge Captain Ron, 6:309:30 p.m. (772) 621-0822. T ropical Jerk Restaurant, Enjoy live Reggae Music from 6-9 p.m. 722 S U.S. 1, Fort Pierce. (772) 466-5517.SATURDA Y, DEC. 3 Bogey's & Stogey's 1032 S.E. Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Call for performers. (772) 337-7778. CafŽ Crme 1068 S.E. Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie, 68:30 p.m. (772) 337-2111. Conchy Joe's Seafood 3 945 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach, Reggae by Rainfall, 8 p.m. to midnight. (772) 334-1130. Crawdaddy's 1949 N.E. Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach, Call for performers, 7:30-11:30 p.m. (772) 2253 444. Courtyard Marriot in Jensen Beach 10978 S Ocean Drive, Jensen Beach. Capt. Ron will be Poolside from 4-8 p.m. (772) 229-1000 Finz Waterfront Grille 4290 S.E. Salerno Road, Port Salerno. (772) 283-1929. Kings Head Pub 28 38 S.W. Po rt St. Lucie Blvd. Call for performers. (772) 340-1223. Manatee Island Bar & Grill 4817 S.E. Dixie Highway, Po rt Salerno. Jason Montero, 8 p.m. (772) 872-7288. T he Original Tiki Bar & Restaurant 2 Ave. A, Fort Pierce, live music 5-9 p.m. (772) 461-0880. Pirate's Loft 4307 S.E. Bayview St., Stuart. Move the Dog Band, 8:30 p.m. 12:30 a.m. (772) 223-5048. Rinelli's Yellow Tail Live music. 101 Second Street, Fort Pierce. (772) 466-5474.SUNDAY, DE C. 4 Cobb's Landing 200 N. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce, www.HometownNewsOL.com F riday, December 2, 2011 Po rt St. Lucie B5OutF rom page B4 Photo courtesy of the Boys and Girls ClubCharles Cuomo, 2011 Man and Youth Award winner, and Melanie Wiles, director of development.Club celebrates its 17th yearST. LUCIE COUNTY The Boys & Girls Club of S t. Lucie County held its annual meeting at its newest clubhouse, the Chuck Hill U nit, on Oct. 19 and celebrated the beginning of the club's 17th year. No rm P enner, executive director and Nate Spera, president of the board, awarded the club's strategic partners, top sponsors and club supporters for their outstanding service. Mo re than 60 guests came out to celebrate. The Chuck Hill Unit was unveiled during the event in honor of retired Principal Chuck Hill. The Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie County began in 1994 when Mr. Hill and then Mayor Bob Minsky, got together to address a need for afterschool activities. In 1994, Mr.Hill was principal of Port St. Lucie Elementary School. Three years ago, the school was torn down after sustaining hurricane damage. Fo r tunately, for the Boys & G irls Club, the storms left the cafeteria/auditorium standing and thanks to a partnership with the school district, it has become a site for a fifth clubhouse. Christine Epps received the Woman & Youth award at the event. Ms. Epps was honored as a champion for children in S t. Lucie County. She first came on the radar of the Bo ys & Girls Club in her role as director of a juvenile justice intervention program working out of the sheriff's office. At the time, the community was working through the "C ommunity That Cares" process that was the early form of the Executive R oundtable. Ms. Epps was the first and only executive director to lead the roundtable. In her role, the community has begun to tackle some of the most important and critical issues that the community faces, including gangs, truancy, substance abuse and health issues. Charles Cuomo received the Man & Youth award. Mr. C uomo is someone in the community who has worked hard to make sure the special needs of families and children are met. R ecently retired from the S t. Lucie County School District, Mr. Cuomo has a stellar reputation as a great teacher, administrator, fundraiser and champion for children. In his 40-plus teaching career, taking him from W estwood High School to Po rt St. Lucie High School to most recently, Forest Grove Mi ddle School, his imprint can be seen vividly in the eyes and the heart of his students, in the enthusiasm and professionalism of his staff and in the Boys & Girls Club and his years as president of the board. Among his many accomplishments are the successful opening of the new Port S t. Lucie High School, giving that growing community its o wn high school and identity. In his role as fundraiser, he built the school's football stadium and paid it off in r ecord time. As an administrator, he brought Forest Grove Middle School from a failing school to a "B" school. The Boys & Girls Club of S t. Lucie County is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the youth of the community. By providing a safe place to learn and grow, as well as life-enhancing programs and character developing experiences, the club strives to inspire and enable all members, especially those who most in need, to realize their full potential as productive, r esponsible and caring citiz ens. W ith 19 locations throughout the county, Boys & Girls Club programs serve a diverse group of kids, ages 5-18. The more than3,000 members come from a variety of backgrounds. R each the club by calling (772) 460-9918,visiting www.bgcofslc.org o r by becoming a fan at www.facebook.com/bgcofslc.com. 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Expires 12/8/11$525Grilled Ham & CheeseCup of soup & your Choice of Ham & Cheese, Grilled Cheese, Chicken Salad or Tuna Salad & a BeverageMust Present Coupons. Mon-Fri till 10am. Expires 12/8/11$575Soup & Sandwich Combo PresentsPurchaseTickets Online @ www.barn-theatre.com2400 E. Ocean Boulevard STUART2011/2012 SEASON BROCHURE NOW AVAILABLEALL RESERVED SEATS ARE $20Box Office Hours: 12:00 pm 4:00 pm MonFri and 1 hour Before Curtain685865 BOX OFFICE 772-287-4884 PORTRAITS OF THE HOLIDAYSA Celebration of your Fa v orite HolidaysDEC. 8TH, 9TH& 10TH-8PMDEC11TH2PM 668408 O O P P E E N N A A U U D D I I T T I I O O N N S SStory and book by Peter Stone; music and lyrics by Maury YestonTitanic The MusicalŽ3 P.M. Saturday-Sunday Dec. 3-4; 10-11Casting 16 Women 20 Men ages 15-70 2 Boys Ages 9-15 Prepare For:Cold Script Reading Singing € Choreography Bring own sheet music. Accompanist providedDirector; Denise Lee Casting Chair Crystal Kepler Production Dates March 15-April 1SponsorT reasure Coast Financial Planning2020 San Juan Ave.www.verobeachtheatreguild.comVERO BEACH Theatre Guild562-8300 685798 THE DECKWhere the food is always fresh and the Sunsets are FREE!307 NWNorthRiver Dr. HappyHour Everyday 3pm to SunsetCall for Daily & Nightly Specials772-692-1203F ri 12/2 -Dockstreet . . . . . . .6:00 9:00pm Sat12/3 -Doug McCray . . . .1:00 4:00pm Sat12/3 -David Goodman . .4:00 8:00pm Sun12/4 John Lang . . . . . . . .4:00 8:00pmSupport Live Music~ be a Deckhead 685788

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F riday, December 2, 2011 B6 Port St. LucieHometown NewsScholarships available to college studentsTREASURE COAST Ev ery year, thousands of students looking for financial assistance to help them better afford a college education benefit from scholarships provided through the I ndian River State College F oundation. Last year, nearly 1,800 students were awarded $1.8 million in scholarships to help them further their educational goals. The scholarship application period for new and r eturning students for the 2012-13 school year began O ct. 1. W ith hundreds of unique scholarships to apply for, every IRSC student should take the time to see what scholarships may be available to them through the IRSC Foundation. There are many opportunities to qualify for a scholarship. Scholarships are awarded based on career interests, academic achievement, organizational affiliation, county of residence and other criteria. The deadline to apply is Ja n. 31. Information and scholarship applications are available online at www.irscfoundation.org. In addition, IRSC students who plan to graduate in D ecember or May, June or A ugust 2012 and transfer to a university may be eligible for transfer scholarships. A pplications for the transfer scholarships are also available and the deadline is J an. 31. F or more information,call (772) 462-4786 or visit www.irscfoundation.org. F or Hometown News NewsFP@hometownnewsol.com Y our Purchase of$2500or moreNot valid with any other offer or discount.Offer expires on 12/31/11. Limit one coupon per family/dayCode 4015 464 SW Port St.Lucie Blvd.,PSL772-323-2222www.NutritionSmart.com Mon.-Sat.9am to 9pm € Sun.10am 7pm YOUR HEALTHY SUPERMARKET AND DISCOUNTED VITAMIN CENTERPORT ST. LUCIEHuge Selection Affordable Prices Knowledgeable StaffOur Gift to You$5.00OFF€ 100% Organic Produce & Groceries € Wheat Free/ Gluten Free Department € Sports Supplements & Nutrition € Organic Baby Foods € Natural Body Care € Natural Pet Care € Environmentally Friendly Household Products € Free Lectures and Classes! 686430 1441 East Ocean Boulevard € Stuart € (772) 286-0007 514 SWPrima Vista Blvd.€ Port St Lucie € (772) 878-3437Easy to talk to... Easy to understand... Easy to trust 686427R obert H. Fier M.D.Board Certified O phthalmologistDr Christopher Fr ey O.D.Board Certified Op tometristR ebecca Grunbaum B obo M.D.Tr ained in Comprehensive O phthalmologyK evin T. Kelly, M.D.Board Certified Ophthalmologist F ellowship Trained Retina S pecialist Dont Let Glaucoma Steal Your SightOften there are no symptoms until the advanced stages of glaucoma, so it can do extensive damage to your vision before you even know you have it. If youre over the age of 40 or have a family history of glaucoma, we recommend you schedule a comprehensive eye examination at Fier Eye Care and Surgery Center. We have state of the artŽ diagnostic equipment to successfully diagnose, monitor and manage glaucoma.Fier Eye Care & Surgery Center would like to invite you in for a more complete eye examination. € Hours of operations Tuesday to Saturday 9:00 am 5:00 pm € Our services are for out-patients only over 4 years old. € Walk-in patients are welcome ABOUT DOCTORCarlos R.Arguello,MD,was born in Costa Rica. He graduated from the Peoples Friendship University Medical School in Moscow,Russia in 1972. In 1977 he complete a Family Practice residency Program,sponsored by Tallahassee Memorial Hospital and Florida State University. He worked at the Hospitals of Quincy,Meriana, Madison and Fort Lauderdale.He was head of the General Medicine Department of the Oakwood Psychiatric Hospital in West P alm Beach. His goal is to improve the health of his patients,he offers that with current edge medical knowledge,personal attention and the best warm personal care. Y ou Deserve the Best! 1803 SEPort St.Lucie Blvd.,Port St.Lucie,FL34952 Phone:772-337-3334 € Fax:772-337-3360We take patient with no Insurance We Speak English,Russian and Spanish759922Carlos R.Arguello,MD ~ GENERALMEDICINE € Adult Medicine € Smoking Cessation Program € Gynecology Services and P ap Smears € Hypertension Control € Diabetes Control € Obesity Control € Electro ~ Echocardiogram € Clinical Laboratory € Ultrasounds € DNA ~ Paternity T est € Minor Surgery € Skin Care772-205-8828 FOR YOUR INFORMATION SERVICES OFFERED 759941 H ealth 759942W ellness Dr J. Paul Mahfood is Board Certified in Rheumatology and Internal Medicine. He practices the full spectrum of Rheumatology to include vasculitis, all types of Connective Tissue Diseases, Juvenile and Adult Rheumatoid Arthritis, F ibromyalgia and all other Musculoskeletal Disorders. Minor surgical procedures such as joint and soft tissue injections and skin biopsies. Nonsurgical Pain Management complements his practice. Office services such as Computer Radiography for Joint Xrays, Nerve Conduction Studies for neuropathies are also offered. Being an Internist, Pharmacologist and Rheumatologist, Dr. Mahfoods approach is Global. Patients, therefore, can expect a thorough and comprehensive exam, evaluation and treatment plan. M edicare and all PPOs accepted. Accepting new patients.Rheumatology A ssociatesof South Florida J. Paul Mahfood, MD, MS549 NWLake Whitney Place, Suite 101, Port St. Lucie,Fl 34986 C all for Appointment 772-879-2228 M on.-Fri. 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m.759945 Sabal Palm Denture Center7599468906 S.Federal Highway,PSL €Village Corner Plaza772-335-1162J ames L.Strawn,D.D.S.Serving the Treasure Coast Since 1987Call Now to Schedule Your Free, No Obligation ConsultationShow Your Best Smile! 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The problem I have with being in Florida for the holidays is that it's simply too warm. No snow. No ice. No walking out the door and seeing your own breath. It just doesn't feel like Christmas when I'm in short sleeves and Bermuda shorts. Thankfully, there is a place in Orlando where one can feel the chill of 9¡air while walking through tons of ice sculpted into a Shrek Christmas theme, play in snow and toss snowballs at targets, watch high-spirited performances of your favorite Christmas tunes along with some new ones, or just unwind and relax. If you prefer something warmer, y ou can even bring your clubs and thaw out on the links or soak up the sun at the pool. That place is the Gaylord P alms Resort and Convention C enter. It is holding its new Dr eamWorks Experience through Jan. 2 and packages start at $149. F or years now, Gaylord P alms has held ICE!, an adventure in which you don parkas and spend about 30 minutes or so walking amid some of the most wonderful ice sculptures ever carved. This year, the resort has teamed with DreamWorks to create a new theme where everyone becomes an honorary ogre, joining Shrek, Pr incess Fiona and their friends for a "Shrek the Halls" adventure. B efore experiencing ICE!, I r ecommend filling your belly. The Shrek feast in Villa de F lora is a character breakfast buffet fit for a king. Hungry ogres can feast on made-toorder omelets, waffles, fruits, meats, pastries and breads, eggs, cereals, grits, potatoes and much more. You must try the swamp juice. Once your stomach is filled and you're ready to enjoy some real cold at ICE!, or as the people I bumped into from Michigan called it, "a mild fall afternoon," you'll need a parka (the resort provides these), your mittens, a scarf and your camera. In this attraction, you will see all of your favorite characters from the Shrek series of movies and specials. Yo u' ll join Shrek, Fiona, Donkey, Gingy, Puss in Boots and the rest of the cast from F ar Far Away, as they celebrate Christmas in their own special way. There are even ice slides. It 's amazing how fast a slide is when it's made of frozen water. My family had a couple of races to see who was the quickest. Between the laughing and cheating to get a head start, we never did determine an undisputed winner. After the chilly temperatures in ICE!, head over to K ung Fu Panda Awesome SNOW, which feels like a day at the beach, but with snow. The room, kept at a comfortable 55¡, is filled with 130 tons of fresh groomed snow. The K ung Fu theme has slides, forts and lots of targets to blast with snowballs. You can even make your own snowman or a snow angel. The fun doesn't end there. Y ou can test your gingerbread house decorating skills at G ingy's Gingerbread Decorating or enjoy "Puss in Boots," the newest DreamWorks 3D movie. You'll get your picture taken with the star of the show and delight in gourmet theater food and beverages. If the warmth of a fairway is more to your liking, Celebration Golf Club has partnered with Gaylord Palms to provide an incredible and unique golf experience. At C elebration, Gaylord guests enjoy a true country club experience. In addition to special tee times and rates, y ou get use of your own locker room for the day. This par-72 track is one of only three courses in the world designed by Robert Tr ent Jones and his son R obert Trent Jones Jr. The course reflects the best these award-winning architects have created around the world. The result is a parkland-style course with undulating topography. There are five sets of tees, including a set specifically designed for beginners and young golfers. Fr om the very first tee, you will see that Celebration puts a premium on approach shots. The elder Jones' philosophy, that every hole should be a difficult par but easy bogey, is very evident. The complexity of the greens allows you room to miss, but most are well guarded. While the course features a great variety of holes, it's the closing ones that really stand out. You will play a short, nearly drivable par-4, a long daunting par-3, a par-4 that r equires plenty of strategy and finish with the longest hole on the course. A match can quickly turn on any of these holes. Don't ask me how I know. No matter what your holiday desires may be, between the Gaylord Palms with its DreamWorks Experience and Celebration Golf Club, you can cool off or heat up in a most delightful way. F or more information visit, www.ChristmasAtGaylordP alms.com www.CelebrationGolf.com J ames Stammer has been an avid golfer and golf enthusiast for nearly 40 years.He hosts the Thursday Night Golf Show on WSTU 1450-AM.Contact him at stammergolf@yahoo.com. Snowy, cold inside warm, green outside GOLFJAMES STAM MER www.HometownNewsOL.com F riday, December 2, 2011 Po rt St. Lucie B7Run for cystic fibrosis Stephen Harris of Port St. Lucie makes his way up the first of two uphill legs of the Beach to Bar 5K from Stuart Beach to Carson's Tavern Saturday, Nov. 26. The event raised more than $8,000 for c ystic fibrosis with more than 350 runners and walkers participating.Mitch Kloorfain chief photographer GA TORTRACEGOLF&COUNTRYCLUB 4302 Gator Trace Dr., Ft. 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Matrix, 4-8 p.m. (772) 4609014. Conchy Joe's Seafood 3 945 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. Reggae by Rainfall, 7-10 p.m. (772) 3341130. Finz Waterfront Grille 4290 S.E. Salerno Road, Port Salerno, (772) 283-1929. Manatee Island Bar & Grill 4817 S.E. Dixie Highway, Po rt Salerno. Floridian Band at the Tiki Bar, 3 p.m. (772) 87272 88. Pirate's Loft 4307 S.E. Bayview St., Stuart, Reggae with Frenz, 2-6 p.m. (772) 2235 048. W ahoo's on the Waterfront 400 N.W. Alice Ave., Stuart, features various classic rock bands, 4:30-8:30 p.m. (772) 692-2333. MONDAY, DE C. 5 O'Malley's 2721 Morningside Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Call for performers. (772) 3373 090. Rinelli's Yellow Tail: T rivia nights at 7 p.m. 101 Second St., Fort Pierce. (772) 4665474.TUESDAY, DEC. 6 Cowboys' BBQ & Steak Co 2 902 S.E. Gran Parkway, Stuart, Capt. Ron from 8-11 p.m. (772) 2 87-8100. Finz Waterfront Grille 4290 S.E. Salerno Road, Port Salerno. Every Tuesday, Ronnie, the One Man Band, 8:30-11:30 p.m. (772) 283-1929. King's Head Pub, 2838 SW Po rt St. Lucie Blvd. Hypnotist Rich Alexander, 8-9 p.m. Free admission. Call (772) 3401223. Original Coconut Bar open Mic with Rich from 9 p.m.-midnight. 4787 S.E. Dixie Highway, Stuart. (772) 2191 945. T he Original Tiki Bar & Restaurant 2 Ave. A, Fort Pierce, Dynamic Entertainment T rivia at 7 p.m. (772) 4610880. Santos Italian Restaurant St. Lucie West, across from King's Isle, Dom "The kid from Brooklyn" Dinatra performs from 6-8 p.m. Great food and g reat live music. Family environment. Call (772) 34497 55.WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7 Finz Waterfront Grille 4290 S.E. Salerno Road, Port Salerno. Every Wednesday, open mic night, 8:30-11:30 p.m. (772) 283-1929. Hutchinson Island Marriott Resort Tiki Bar 555 N.E. Ocean Blvd., Hutchinson Island. Call (772) 225-3700. Mickey Finn's Comedy Night 269 Port St. Lucie Blvd., Po rt St. Lucie. 8 p.m., no cover. (772) 873-5522 for reservations. Rinelli's Yellow Tail free wine-tasting 6-7:30 p.m. Exclusive "on-premise" wines available. Dinner for two and a select bottle of wine, $35. 101 Second St., Fort Pierce. (772) 466-5474. Sonny's Real Pit Barbeque 10180 South U.S. 1, Po rt St. Lucie. 5-9 p.m. Child eats free with adult entree. Bingo, prizes, games trivia, face painting and music with AJ the D J. T hirsty Turtle 28 25 S.W. Po rt St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie, Davee Bryan, 7:45-11 p.m. (772) 344-7774. W ahoo's on the Waterfront 400 N.W. Alice Ave., Stuart, various solo artists, 69:30 p.m. (772) 692-2333.THURSDAY, DEC. 8 Archie's Seabreeze 401 S. Ocean Drive, Fort Pierce, jazz and steak night every Thursday, 710 p.m. (772) 460-3888. Conchy Joe's Seafood 3 945 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. The Nouveaux Honkies, 7-10 p.m. (772) 334113 0. Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House 140 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. (772) 781-5236. Finz Waterfront Grille 4290 S.E. Salerno Road, Port Salerno. Every Thursday, guitarist Darrell Gwinn, 5-8 p.m. (772) 283-1929 Dresa, Asian fusion U.S.1 and Kanner Highway, Stuart. Capt. Ron will perform from 7:30-10:30 p.m. (772) 2886262. Rinelli's Yellow Tail Bike Night in downtown Fort Pierce. 6-9 p.m. Music, Prizes, 50/50 V endors. (772) 466-5474. Sonny's Barbeque 3120 S. U.S. 1, Fort Pierce, Family day, face painting, Music by AJ the D J, bingo, games and trivia. 5-9 p.m. For more information, call (772) 468-9068. F riday, December 2, 2011 B8 Port St. LucieHometown NewsHoliday cheer to be delivered to service members TREASURE COAST For the fifth year, the American R ed Cross Palm BeachesTr easure Coast region, joins in kicking-off the "Holiday M ail for Heroes" program, a national Red Cross partnership with Pitney Bowes, dedicated to delivering holiday cheer to American service members this holiday season. The program, launched this week and running until De c. 9, provides the public with the opportunity to send a touch of home to the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces, many of whom will be far away from home during the holidays, and the nation's veterans and their families. Ac r oss the American Red Cr oss Palm Beaches-Treasure Coast region, local Red Cr oss offices will be hosting card signings, cardmaking events and asking for donations of new holiday cards, which will be delivered to military bases and hospitals, veteran's hospitals and other locations during the holidays. The Red Cross and Pitney Bo w es will screen cards for hazardous materials, sort and package the cards and deliver them across the world. Pitney Bowes is donating all screening, packaging and shipping for the program. The Red Cross will mobilize hundreds of volunteers to sort and box cards for delivery to service members, veterans and their families throughout No vember and December. F or more information about the Holiday Mail for He r oes program,visit www.redcross.org/holidaymail.F or Hometown News NewsFP@hometownnewsol.com Early signers Photo courtesy of Indian River State CollegeEarly signers from the Indian River State College baseball team, back row, from left: Eric Sams, K'Shawn Smith, Jordan Robinson, Mark Donato and Eros Modena. Softball early signers, front row from left: Sarah Read, Christen Moon and Melanie Oliver. Three IRSC swim team members committed to early signings, from right: Jared Pike, Sarah D'Antoni and Christoper Reall (not pictured). These student-athletes have all committed to early signings with top schools around the nation at the start of the NCAA early signing period. OutF rom page B5 686107 PORT ST. LUCIE OFFICEFORECLOSURESIf you are buying or selling, give us a call and let us discuss your real estate optionsHOYT C. MURPHY, INC REALTORS PORT ST. LUCIE OFFICE 7202 S. U.S. #1 PORT ST. LUCIE. 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NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Frank V.Rizzo, deceased, whose date of death was September 15th, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for St. Lucie County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 700 Fort Pierce, FL 34954.The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with the Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE FOR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate must file their claims with the Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DA TE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this notice is December 2, 2011. P ersonal Representative: Jerome A.Rizzo 6812 Thoreau Terrace, Po rt St.Lucie, FL 34952 Attorney for Personal Representative:Gregory G.Fasula, PA Florida Bar No.0776970 2400 SE Veterans Memorial Pa rk wa y, Suite 205, Port St.Lucie, Florida 34952 T elephone:(772)3370062 Pubs:Dec.2, & Dec.9, 2011 SHADOW CRUISER 06 8 Ft Pop-up Pick-up Camper, Frig, Sink, Heat & A/C.Sleeps 4.$4000 obo 772-924-5000 CASH FOR CARS : All Cars/Trucks Wanted. Running or Not! Top Dollar Paid.We Come To Y ou! Any Make/Model. Call for Instant Offer 1-800-871-9638 2000 SILVERTON 392. 39ft.Exc cond.500 orig. hrs.New bottom.Deeply discounted to $98,000. 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Box 700, Ft.Pierce, FL 34954.The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DA TE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is November 25, 2011. P ersonal Representative: Geneva Edmond 2497 SW Independence Rd., Port St.Lucie, Florida 34953 Attorney for Personal Representative: Ke v an Boyles, Esquire Attorney for Geneva Edmondson, Florida Bar Number:285854, 319 8th St., West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Telephone: (561) 833-2472 Fax: (561) 837-6611 E-Mail:kb@boyleslawfirm .com Pubs:Nov.25, & Dec.2, 2011 DONATE YOUR CAR! Breast Cancer Research F oundation.Most highly r ated breast cancer charity in America! Tax deductible / Fast, Free Pick-up! 1-888-380-2077 CASH FOR CARS: All Cars/ Trucks Wanted. Running or Not! Top Dollar Paid.We Come To Y ou! Any Make/Model. 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The undersigned will sell at public sale by competitive bidding on W ednesday December 14th, 2011 at 11:00 AM, on the premises where said property has been stored & which are located at American Stor-All Storage, 420 NW P eacock Blvd., Pt.St. Lucie, FL 34986, St. Lucie County, of Florida, the following all containing household items: Unit # Name 1104 Jay Desroaches 1119 & 1127 Scott Smashey 3038 Christina Cuthbert 3056 Wendy Cobb 3102 Donald D.Gordon 4037 Hazel Stuart 5019 Jeffrey Meyer 6012 Michael Moses 8040 Jeffrey Ferdinand 269 Patrick Stevens P ainting Equipment 1017 Norman Flaxman Purchases must be paid f or at the time of purchase in cash only.All purchased items are sold as is, where is, & must be removed at the time of the sale.Sale is subject to cancellation in the ev ent of settlement between owner & obligated party.Pubs: Dec.2, & Dec.9, 2011 DEVELOPER FORCED LIQUIDATION Smoky Mountain Property, 5 acres Only $39,900. On private lake! Absolutely all lots must sell! All utilities & amenities.Call 1-877-551-0550 ext.101 T OP CASH FOR CARS, Call Now For An Instant Offer.Top Dollar Paid, Any Car/Truck, Any Condition.Running or Not. F ree Pick-up / Tow. 1-800-761-9396 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR ST.LUCIE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 562011CP001219(FM) IN RE:ESTATE OF VIOLET I.REEVES, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Violet I.Reeves, deceased, whose date of death was August 29, 2011, and whose social security number is xxx-xx-9635, file number 562011CP001219(FM), is pending in the Circuit Court for St.Lucie County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 201 South Indian River Drive, Ft.Pierce, Florida 34950.The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorneys are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DA TE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this notice is December 2, 2011. P ersonal Representative: Larry W.Reeves 2451 N.Deer Valley Drive, Midland, Michigan 48642 Attorney for Personal Representative: Marian Pearlman Nease Florida Bar No.333700 Berger Singerman, 2650 N.Military Trail, #240 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 Telephone:(561) 241-9500 Pubs:Dec.2, & Dec.9, 2011 PORT ST LUCIE2 furnished rooms w/ house privileges, private bath, utilities, cable, non drinker/smoker/drugs $100/wk per room 772-873-5406 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR ST.LUCIE COUNTY, STATE OF FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE:ESTATE OF HILDAGARDE C. W ALPORT, Deceased. Case No.: 562011CP001220(S2) NOTICE OF CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: Y ou are hereby notified that an order of Summary Administration has been entered in the Estate of Hildagarde C.Walport, deceased, File Number: 562011CP001220(S2), is pending in the Circuit Court for St.Lucie County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O.Box 700, Fo rt Pierce, Florida 34954;that the total cash v alue of the Estate is $26,000.00, and that the names and addresses to those to whom it has been assigned by such Order is:Patricia Flynn, P. O. Box 37, 24 Howell Place, Speaonk, NY 11972 Gemma Murphy, 113 Isabelle Street, Metuchen, NJ 08840 Stuart Stravitsch, 98 To wn Farm Road, New Milford, CT 06776 P atrick Fitzgerald, 248 South Alder Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 Maureen Kunzler, 39 Sandhill Road, J amesburg, NJ 08831 Margaret Cheng, 139 Pitney Street, Sayre, PA 18840 John Fitzgerald, Arts Condominium, Apt 932, 1324 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT:All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice m ust file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DA TE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DA YS AFTER THE DA TE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims against the decedents estate must file a claim with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DA TE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice PORT ST.LUCIE Vista St.Lucie, 1br/1ba, 55+, beautiful clubhouse, quiet neighborhood, $600/mo 772-529-7847 PORT ST.LUCIE 3 bdrm, 2 baths 24hr.Gym, Gated. $769/mo.includes water + $250 Deposit WAC. Se Habla Espanol 772-335-5000 COCOA 2BR/2BA 1st floor condo, New A/C v aulted ceilings, newly painted, tile throughout, this is a steal at $750/mo 321-446-8728 HOBE SOUND SEA PINES 55+.2br/ 2ba w/garage.W/D.No smoking/ pets.$850/mo. incl.cable 802-878-3064. See photos online www. HomeTownNewsOL.com Ad # 61918. VERO BEACH2br/1ba Spacious condo, Fully equipped, Walk to Miracle Mile & South Beach. P ets ok.Reasonable r ates 772-978-7692 ST LUCIE WEST furnished, 4-br/2-ba/2-cg gated comm.Large pool/spa $2200/mo.No pets, no smoking Lawn & pool maint inc 1-215-493-8115 STUART 55+ Cedar P oint 1/1.5, upgraded, tile/carpet, laundry rm, all amenities, $595/mo (cable, water & trash includ) 305-333-6702 STUART Conquistador, 2/2, furnd, totally remodeled, 1st floor garden apt $1,950/ 3 mo.Utilities included 772-214-6032 SEBASTIAN Exceptionally exquisite ex ecutive lakefront home in gated community w/ amenities.4/3/3, minutes to intracoastal, beaches & I-95.$1800/mo. Bkr/own 321-723-0609 See photos online www.HometownNewsOL. com (Ad # 62430) NORTH FLORIDA 5 acres to 120 acres priced from $875/acre to $2100/acre.Baynard W ard or Chuck Davis (800) 805-7566 Daniel Crapps Agency, Inc., Realtor STUART 4br/2ba/2cg f enced, open split floor plan.Community pool/ boat dock.A+ schools, Nr I-95.Pets ok.$1800/ mo 561-644-2866 VERO BEACH 4/4/3 pool, luxury home, tile throughout, gourmet kitchen.In gated comm unity.4200 sqft.total. $1800/mo 772-569-6956 ML Executive Realty Inc. www. MLexecutiverealty.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR ST.LUCIE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 562011CP001162FM IN RE:ESTATE OF ARNOLD L.GORDON, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of Arnold L. Gordon, deceased, whose date of death was A ugust 31, 2011 and whose Social Security n umber is xxx-xx-5992, is pending in the Circuit Court for St.Lucie County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Post Office Box 700, Ft.Pierce, Florida 34954.The names and addresses of the P ersonal representative and the Personal Representatives Attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this Notice is required to be served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DA TE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is November 25, 2011. P ersonal Representative: Leigh Ann Jaffe 6605 NW 75 Place Parkland, FL 33067 Attorney for Personal Representative: Michael J.Moskowitz Florida Bar No.:239313 3831 Ottawa Lane Cooper City, FL 33026 954-661-5260 Pubs:Nov. 25, & Dec.2, 2011 32FOURWINDS Infinity Class A, 1 br, 60k, 2TVs. Sleeps 6, full kitchen. Loaded, runs great! $17,900 772-778-7374 FORT PIERCE South 1Br/1Ba furnished mobile home, small quiet park No pets Includes water & garbage $475/mo + $300 Sec 772-240-2263 or 772-878-1855 CHEVY Blazer LS 99, 6 cyl, 4 dr., sunroof, power windows/locks, good tires and runs great.Mint cond.772-353-5551 P ALM CITY 1-br/1-ba C/H/A, across street from ri ve r, large yard in Light house Point.A+ schools $500/mo 904-716-8870R VS NEEDED! Buy, Consign or Trade. Giant Recreation World. 888-863-8503 Don x150 FORD Windstar1999, 129k miles, cold a/c, power windows& locks, cd, excellent condition $1900.772-807-9114 DONATE YOUR Car, Tr uck or Boat to Heritage f or the Blind.Free 3 Day V acation, Tax Deductibl e, F ree Towing, All P aperwork Taken Care Of.1-888-703-7226 FORT PIERCE 55+ Inlet House condo.2br/1ba, 1st floor.Refurbished. Condo approval required. W ater, sewer, garbage & pool.$550/mo. John Svec Owner/Broker. 772-577-0240 585657MOTORHOMES and TRAVEL TRAILERS---------------------Paying $$ CASH $$Immediately ---------------------For details call386-677-5588 GEORGIA LANDFINAL LIQUIDATION SALE! 75% sold, Beautiful 1acre-20acres homesites.Wonderful weather, low taxes, Augusta Area, (Washington County). Starting $2000/acre, Financing from $199/month. Owner 706-364-4200 T OP CASH F or Cars, Any Car / Truck, Running or Not.Call for Instant offer:1-800-454-6951 TWIN VEE Catamarans Y ear-End Closeout 19 Bay Cat-115 Suzuki Trl$24,795 Less 20% $19,836 22Bay Cat-140 Suzuki Trl-$31,595 Less 20% $25,276 Free Delivery in Florida Astor Marine 24535 State Rd 40 Astor,FL 32102 1-352-759-3655 2011 LEXUS ES350 2,000 miles, blue, GPS, sunroof & much more $36,500 772-562-2887 or 772-567-1225 INDIALANTIC 3Br/2Ba, 1 car garage w/ pool, fenced in yard, 3 houses from beach $1350/mo.321-373-6255 Y AMAHA MAJESTY 07 Only 790 miles, like new many extras, Must see! $4250.Located in Sebastian.Call 717-253-7889 Public sale notice is hereby given that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below under the Florida Self Storage F acility Act.Florida Statute Section(s) 83.801 83.908.The undersigned will sell at public sale by competitive bidding starting at 11:00 a.m.Saturday, December 17, 2011 at St.James Self Storage, 600 N.W. Airoso Blvd, Port St. Lucie, FL 34983.The f ollowing all consists of miscellaneous goods: Unit# Name G315 Gary Finamore I506 Lawrence Lockett All purchases are sold as is.All purchases must be paid in cash and removed from the premises by end of the business day.Pubs:Dec.2, & Dec.9, 2011 A LL AUTOS WANTED! Will beat all offers, cash paid for any car any condition running or not.Free To wing.772-410-7598 W ANTEDDecent Vehicles 1996-2011 Immediate Cash.Local dealer will come to you. 772-321-5455 Alison Auto Brokers FORT PIERCE 2BR/2.5BA New Luxurious To wnhome Comm. Dont miss out on ourSPECIALŽ 772-332-4611 INDIAN RIVER Estates Fo rt Pierce 2/2/1 Large scrn porch, huge yard. Kitchen appl.& W/D incl. Refs req.$850/mo $850 deposit.772-461-1897 EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY PUBLISHERS NOTICE All rental and real estate advertising in the Hometown News is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Law which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitations or discrimination based on r ace, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin or any intention to make such preference, limitation or discrimination.In addition, the Fair Housing Ordinance prohibits discrimination based on age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression.We will not not knowingly accept any advertising which is in violation of the law.All persons are herby info r med that all dwellings are availible on an equal basis. FORT PIERCE RENT TO O WN! 1Br 3Br homes starting at $395/ mo.772-882-4071 20 ACRES To Live On ONLY $99/mo. $0/Down. No Credit Checks, Money Back Guarantee, Owner Financing.Near Growing El Paso Texas.Beautiful Mountain Views! F ree Color Brochure. 1-800-843-7537 www.sunsetranches.comRENT TO OWN!FORT PIERCE05 Tr av el trailer in a 55+ park.Pay lot rent $350 + utilities for 6 yrs 772-359-5231 or 305-338-5063 FLORIDA KEYS Marathon. Luxurious Oceanfront vacation homes. 4-6 Bedrooms. Private Pool, hot tub, docks & more! Start Planning Your Winter Vacation Now! 1-888-564-5800 american-paradise.com NORTH FLORIDA LAND Planted Pine, hardwood bottoms, road frontage, g reat hunting in Lafayette County. *27 Acres $2300/acre. *48 Acres $1900/acre. *79 Acres $1950/acre. Call 352-867-8018 DONATE YOUR CAR to Cancer Fund of America to help Support Cancer P atients.Tax Deductible. Next Day Towing.Receive Vacation Voucher. Call 7 Days 1-800-8359372 0920 Automobiles W anted 5020 Notice to Creditors 5020 Notice to Creditors 5020 Notice to Creditors 805 Apartments/ Condos forRent 0962 Boats/ W atercraft 804 Seasonal Rentals 815 Town Houses/ V illas for Rent Crossword Solution Crossword Solution 945 SUVs 735 Out of Area for Sale 835 Vacation/ T imeshare for Rent 5060 Notice of Sale 730 Manufactured Homes for Sale 0920 Automobiles W anted 950 Trucks/Vans 0917 Automobile Parts 0962 Boats/ W atercraft 940 RV/Travel T railers/Campers 5020 Notice to Creditors 820 Duplexes for Rent 940 RV/Travel T railers/Campers 735 Out of Area for Sale 825 Manufactured Homes for Rent 5020 Notice to Creditors 740 Vacation/ T imeshare for Sale 915 Automobiles 810 House for Rent Crossword Solution 935 Motorcycles/ Scooters 0880 Warehouse/ Industrial For Rent 810 House for Rent 935 Motorcycles/ Scooters 940 RV/Travel T railers/Campers 730 Manufactured Homes for Sale 805 Apartments/ Condos forRent 0920 Automobiles W anted 5020 Notice to Creditors 802 Rooms & Roommates 5020 Notice to Creditors 5020 Notice to Creditors 895 Miscellaneous Rental Services IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR ST.LUCIE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 562011CP001106-FM IN RE:ESTATE OF LAURA BARCOSKI, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Laura Barcoski, deceased, whose date of death was August 19, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for St.Lucie County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 201 South Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 34950.The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DA TE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.The date of first publication of this notice is November 25, 2011 P ersonal Representative: Anthony Autorino 1563 S.W.Harbour Isle Circle, Port St.Lucie, Florida 34986 Attorney for Personal Representative: Adele Small Harris Florida Bar No.669946 The Karp Law Firm, P.A. 2875 PGA Boulevard, Suite 100, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410. T elephone:(561) 6251100 Fax:(561) 6250060 E-Mail: aharris@karplaw.com Pubs:Nov.25, & Dec.2, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR ST.LUCIE COUNTY STATE OF FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 562011CP001149FM IN RE:ESTATE OF MARTIN BRUCE RO TTMAN, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MARTIN BRUCE ROTTMAN, deceased, whose date of death was September 27, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for St.Lucie County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O.Box 700, Fo rt Pierce, Florida 34954.The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorneys are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DA TE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this notice is November 25, 2011. P ersonal Representative: Catherine Lyn Rottman 2722 SW Ensenada Ter. Po rt St.Lucie, FL 34953 Attorney for Personal Representative: Steven A.Messer, Esq. Messer and Messer 1555 St.Lucie West Blvd.NW Suite 202 Port St.Lucie, FL 34986 T elephone:772-8793000 Florida Bar No: 0495824 Pubs:Nov.25, & Dec.2, 2011LEGAL NOTICESDue in our office Monday at Noon f or Friday Publication 1-800-823-0466LEGAL NOTICESDue in our office Monday at Noon f or Friday Publication 1-800-823-0466Please Tell Them... I Saw It In The HOMETOWN NEWSCLASSIFIEDS!1-800-823-0466

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St. Lucie County €December 2011Now that the children are grown and scattered, how to maintain family gatherings P age 4Choosing new traditionsP age 7In Golden PondsP age 20A bathroom scale is NOT a good giftP age 22Tr acking family members through census recordsA monthly publication celebrating the active lifestyle of Floridas boomers A monthly publication celebrating the active lifestyle of Floridas boomersA delightful drive-through holiday experienceNow that the children are grown and scattered, how to maintain family gatherings

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2ST LUCIE CountyHOMETOWN NEWSDecember 2011FOREVER YOUNG A special time of year arrives S leighbells ringing and White Christmases are the stuff of memor ies, but not of life in Florida. Still, while it's fun to recall holidays past, it's also fun to make new traditions with our "Florida families," as one expert described it. In this issue, there is a serious story about coping with the holidays. For many, far from families, perhaps financially challenged, the holidays are not what they once we re If there has been a loss, this time of year can be very difficult. E xperts from area hospitals and counseling centers have suggestions for making the holiday season a peaceful time and a time of hope. The Nutcracker Ballet" is a tradition at this time of year and several of the editions of "Forever Y oung" feature stories about area productions. At the Riverside Theatre, there is a Nutcracker' featuring the music of Billy Strayhorn By Shelley KoppelAssociate news editor See SPECIAL Page 3 Adam Stubley of Orlando and his father Charlie and brother Nate Stubley of St. Lucie County, like many families, don't let distance keep them from losing touch by using current technologies as Facetime and Skype to see your distance relatives instead of a conventional voice phone call.Photo Illustration by Mitch Kloorfain chief photographer Published monthly by Hometown News, L.C., 1102 South U.S. 1, Fort Pierce, FL 34950 Copyright 2011, Hometown News L.C.Circulation Inquiries: 1-866-913-6397 or circulation@hometownnewsol.comV oted No. 1 Community Newspaper in America by the Association of Free Community Papers. Associate News Editor Shelley Koppel Photographer Mitch Kloorfain Advertising Sales Manager Jeffrey A. Mayer P roduction Manager Mercedes L. Paquette Editorial Page Design MeganSchumacher Graphic Designers Eric Macon, Sue Moye, Rita Zeblin National Accounts Manager Michele E. Muccigrosso Inside Sales Director P at Snyder Advertising Consultants P at Alton, Josie DiBosco, Christina Franco, Linda Olson, Ken Walmach Inside Sales Consultants Carol Deprey-Zelenak, Heather Donaldson, Anna Vasquez, Lora Uber Phone (772) 465-5656 F ax (772) 465-5301Classified (772) 465-5551 St. Lucie CountySLCSteven E. Erlanger Publisher and C.O.O. Ve rnon D.Smith Managing Partner Lee Mooty General Manager Phil Galdys VP/Director of Operations T ammy Raits VP/Managing Editor WITHAD€ EXP12-31-11SUDOKUPUZZLESPONSOREDBY 682168

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3ST LUCIE CountyHOMETOWN NEWSDecember 2011FOREVER YOU NG CALEND AR F riday, Dec. 2 Senior Holiday LuncheonA senior holiday luncheon will be held at the Civic Center, 9221 SE Civic C enter Place, Port St. Lucie, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The afternoon will be filled with card games, crafts, music, dancing and lunch provided by Domenick's C atering. The Civic Center also invites those to spend some time in the Art Gallery. C ost is $6 in advance or $8 at the door. F or more information, call (772) 807-4499.Annual Juried Art ShowOn Dec. 2 and 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p .m., the AE Bean Backus Museum and Gallery, 500 North Indian River Dr ive, Fort Pierce, will have its 30th annual juried art show. This show includes work by some of the best artists from around the state. Because of its popularity, the museum expanded the exhibition several years ago to include artists from beyond the region. The selection process for this show is a tremendous undertaking, as hundreds of pieces are submitted for judging. F or more information, visit www.backusgallery.com or call (772) 465-0630.Winter Wonderland Light ShowThe beautiful Winter Wonderland light show takes place every evening that the Community center is open, beginning at 7 p.m from Friday, Dec 2 though Monday, Jan. 2. Dr ive or walk by the Port St. Lucie C ommunity Center to see this free one-of-a-kind holiday light and sound experience. The community center is located at 2195 SE Airoso Boulevard, Port St. L ucie. F or more information, call (772) 878-2277.Saturday, Dec. 3 Steve Solomon Play at Sunrise TheaterS teve Solomon's "My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish and I'm Home for the Holiday's" play will be at 8 p.m. at the Sunrise Theater, 117 South Second Street, Ft. Pierce. Growing up in a multiethnic and Duke Ellington, for a "Swingtime Nutcracker." In Ma r tin County, seniors who attend the Council on Aging's day center will narrate the story and students from Florida Arts and D ance will dance excerpts from the ballet in an inter-generational celebration. This time of year is also the celebration of the Jewish festival of Chanukah, and some of the area r abbis have discussed what the holiday means. Then there are the fun stories, the heart-warming stories, the stor ies that make us feel good. Again, while you receive one edition of "Forever Young" in your county, all of the editions are available online at our website www.hometownnewsol.com. I invite you, as always, to see what is going on with your neighbors. There are different stories in each edition and you might enjoy reading them all. We love to hear from our readers and hope that you are enjoying "F orever Young" as much as we are enjoying putting it together for y ou. All of us send holiday greetings to our readers and hope that you have a blessed and happy holiday season. SpecialFrom page 2 See CALENDAR Page 6 682259

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4ST LUCIE CountyHOMETOWN NEWSDecember 2011FOREVER YOUNG Coping with holidays takes planning PORT ST. LUCIE For many people, the holiday season brings to mind family and friends, the aroma of baking and the fun of buying and wrapping presents for the kids. For many in Florida, families are far away, money may be tighter and it sometimes just doesn't seem worth it to prepare when it's just for one or two. Dr Marie-Addly Cambronne is a psychiatrist specializing in geriatrics. She sees many patients when the holidays come around. "E lderly people may have lost a spouse or a (child), had a divorce or even moved away. That can also be a loss. Some people had to work later and some got fired. If they've never lost a job before, that can be extremely emotional and cause depression. Younger people can experience it, too." If y ou know that the holidays may be difficult this year, it's important to have a plan. "E verything comes at once," Dr. C ambronne said. "From H alloween to Thanksgiving to Christmas to New Year's, it's one thing after another. You feel the pressure, even in the stores." Dr Cambronne said it's important to plan ahead. "B e realistic," she said. "Know that it can be difficult. Start planning by talking to friends, family, somebody you feel comfortable with. Don't be alone. Find out what's going on at church, the clubhouse, hotels. Find someone and keep yourself busy." Dr Cambronne said that the holidays are a good time to be nice to yourself. "J oin a health spa," she said. "G et a massage or something you want to do. Consider it a gift to y ourself. Take short trip if you can afford it." Those who have suffered a loss often feel uncomfortable about celebrating. They feel they are betraying the departed," Dr. Cambronne said. They say, I just had a death and I'm smiling.' We are human beings with no control over life and death. It 's painful, but most find a way to cope." What's important is to find traditions and customs that work for y ou. "A woman whose husband loved Thanksgiving set a place for him every y ear for three years," Dr. Cambronne said. "It ga ve her joy because she felt his presence. It made her feel good. Y ou cannot please everyone and y ou have to cope with your own situation. If hanging a stocking for the person makes you feel better, it's OK." Dr Cambronne said that volunteering is a great way to feel better. H elping others helps us help ourselves. "G o to a nursing home and r ead," she said. "It brings joy. Allow them to tell you their life's story. What did they do as children? How did they celebrate the holidays when they were young?" Dr Cambronne stressed the importance of asking for help when necessary. "A lot of people in their 80's are from a generation that toughed it out," she said. "If the family is not here, they don't want to be a burden. Parents may make it sound like it's going well but it's not true. If y ou don't tell them, they won't know. You don't have to put a good face on it." The most important thing is to be prepared. The holidays will come," Dr. C ambronne said. "Don't feel guilty if you feel happy. You can feel happy and sad at the same time. It doesn't take away from your love. Nothing will take the memory away. "I f you feel you're not in the mood, that's OK, too. Once it affects you physically and you have bad thoughts, there are grief support groups that are helpful. They help you make friends and they listen, because they want you to listen to them." If you wish to speak to someone about feelings of sadness or depression,call Treasure Coast Behavioral H ealth at (772) 466-1500 or 1-(800) 433-COPE (2673.) By Shelley KoppelAssociate news editor Dr. Marie -Addley Cabronne Change is good! (usually) Times change, dress changes, Ev en THE CHANGE' has changed. I know some of us (usually the men-folk) yearn for the Old Days' when things were simpler (For them!) but I don't think I would have fared very well at all. I cannot picture myself in a woolen bathing suit r ushing home from taking the kids to the beach so I can have a homecooked lunch waiting for my husband when he gets home from the polls while fighting hot flashes During prohibition. F amilies have certainly changed; when I go to my grandson's high school football games I find myself surrounded by my son, his younger children, his beautiful new wife, her children, my ex-daughter-in-law, her new husband, their new daughter and my son's ex-mother-in-law. Each and every one of us is standing, y elling and slapping each other on the back when our team scores. M ost symptoms of THE CHANGE' are now treatable to a certain extent, shortening the late night hours spent fanning ourselves with the freezer door considerably. H olidays may be one constant in our lives, but the way we celebrate has certainly come a long way. When my children were young we usually had the big family day at our house. Due in large part to the fact that I was usually absent from the family meetings where location was decided, my husband's family would converge in the morning, cousins usually began running and screaming in all directions just about the time M acy's parade began, we would be finishing the last piece of pie (for the moment) just as the game came on, then coffee and more pie during half time. As my family aged and grew with the addition of "significant others", the arrival of my grandchildren and new sets of in-laws, we re-invented our celebrations as necessary. I began serving a brunch on the holidays. We all brought something for brunch and my children could spend half the day with us then be free to enjoy turkey and trimmings with the other side of their families. C ontrary to popular opinion, (usually from the other side of the families) I did not arrange things this way to have the pleasure of my grandchildren's company when they were awake and bright in the morning, not tired and cranky later in the afternoon. Nor was it my intention to be the Grammy who loves them the most by filling them with hand/turkey cookies or gingerbread men just to send them to their other grandparents. (But I have to admit ROSE'S ROOMROSE PADRICK See ROSE'S, 17

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6ST LUCIE CountyHOMETOWN NEWSDecember 2011FOREVER YOUNG neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, S teve Solomon mastered the art of impersonations and now incorpor ates them into his comedic tales. S olomon's "My Mother's Italian, My F ather's Jewish and I'm in Therapy" is one of the longest running one-man shows in Broadway history. T ickets are $45/39. F or more information, visit www.sunrisetheatre.com Santa's WorkshopS anta's workshop will be held at the Civic Center, 9221 SE Civic Center P lace, Port St. Lucie, from 10 a.m. noon. Let your children make their own fun gifts to give for the holidays at S anta's workshop. C ookies and drinks for the little elves will be available. C ost is $7 per child until Dec. 2; $9 thereafter. Pre-registration is r equired. F or more information, call (772) 807-4499.Festival of Lights, Parade and Tree LightingPo rt S t. Lucie's annual festival of lights and tree lighting ceremony will again combine this year at the Civic C enter, 9221 SE Civic Center Place, Po rt S t. Lucie, for a glorious, sparkling start to the holiday season. This one of a kind event is to help celebrate the holiday season. There will be live music provided by Solid Gold, great food, carnival for the kids, arts and crafts, car show hosted by the S tuart Corvette Club and much more at the Civic Center. At 6 p.m. the annual Port St. Lucie Pa r ade of Lights will begin and proceed through the Civic Center Streets. This year, The Civic Center is asking everyone who participates in the parade to bring an unwrapped toy for their charity toy drive. F or more information, call (772) 878-2277.Monday, Dec. 5 Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful CommitteeThe Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful C ommittee will be meeting at 3:15 p .m. at City Hall, 121 SW Port St. Lucie B oulevard, Port St. Lucie, at 3:15 p.m. in room 366. F or more information, contact Ca r ol at (772) 871-7325.Tu esday, Dec. 6 T ai Chi and Chi GungJo in instructor Charlie Ottesen on 9 a.m. 10 a.m. in the Gardens for Yang style Tai Chi at the Heathcote Botanical Gardents, 210 Savannah Road, Fo rt Pierce. C ome and have fun while you get stronger, develop better balance, r elease stress, decrease blood pressure and gain a calmer mind. S tudents will warm up with Chen style movements, learn the first section of the Yang form, learn the Tai Chi walk and the advanced techniques of Wa ve Hands at Clouds, Brush Knee and a Standing Still meditation. The fee for one month of Tai Chi is $40 for Heathcote members, $45 for non-members. F or more information, visit www.heathcotebotanicalgardens.org/ events1.F riday, Dec. 9 City FestC ome out the Village Square at the Civic Center, 9221 SE Civic Place, Port S t. Lucie, from 5:30 p.m. 9 p.m. to enjoy the free monthly concert series with live music, classic car and bike show, arts and crafts, and much more. Br ing the whole family out for an enjoyable evening that will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, just in time to start the weekend. F or more information, contact K elly Tiger at (772) 807-4467.CalendarFrom page 3 682252 (EXCLUDINGSALEITEMS WITHTHISAD) Sporting Clays € Hunting € Lodging & Special Events686583Easy to Find, Hard to Leave!Ž Okeechobee. Fl.863.763.2529www.quailcreekplantation.com€ Fully-equipped One Bedroom Cottages € Dog Friendly €Wireless Internet €A vailable All Year...with 25% Off lodging rates from May to Sept.SPOR TING CLA YS 64 Seat Dining Room with Southern Style Cuisine A vailable for Corporate Retreats, Weddings and Parties. Easy to Find, Hard to Leave!ŽQU AIL HUNTING: Season begins 10/1/11 through 03/16/12 Lunch is served at 12:30 p.m. € Two Scenic Fully-Automated 14 Station, Sporting Clay Course € A comfortable, covered 5 stand, € Shooting cart rental, Memberships and much more! € Open to the public: 8:00am 5:00pm. Wednesday Sunday 646530

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7ST LUCIE CountyHOMETOWN NEWSDecember 2011FOREVER YOU NG Photo courtesy of Lee BonhamerGolden Ponds will be holding its evening drive-through visit on Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. Residents often hand out candy canes to those driving through their community or sit outside and wave. Community shares Christmas E ditor's note:Shelley Koppel is a resident of Golden Ponds FORT PIERCE For nearly a quarter of a century, residents of Golden P onds, a manufactured home community for those 55 and older, have been decorating for Christmas and inviting the public in to see the r esults. The evening drive-through visit, scheduled this year for Dec. 17, lasts only a few hours, but the planning has already begun and the work begins right after Thanksgiving. K en Napier has chaired the event for the past seven years. This year, he will be sharing the responsibilities with Bob Faubert, but he spoke from his home in Canada about a tradition that means as much to the residents as it does to the hundreds of visitors who drive through the park each year. "W e' re planning right now," Mr. N apier said. "We have different committees to decorate different parts of the park, starting at the front gate. S uch a large-scale project involves many volunteers. "I would say we have over 100," Mr. N apier said. "It's surprising the number that come out, but we always need to have a few more. The Homeo wner's Association built a shed for storage and it's about one-half full with lights." There are obvious jobs to be done, like hanging lights and wreaths on lampposts and decorating the clubhouse. Lights are hung around the soffits and pillars at the clubhouse and around the flagpole to make a Christmas tree. There are also less obvious jobs. M any of the residents decorate their o wn homes, but for those who cannot, the Golden Ponds softball team is available to help. If the resident has the lights, the team will put them up. Another important job is bulbchecking. After the lights are up, committee members go out at night to check all the bulbs and replace missing ones. One of the highlights of the drive through is watching the candle-lit luminaries. On the morning of the event, volunteers meet at the softball park and pick up deli take-out containers filled with sand at the bottom, a candle, and a hole in the lid. Each resident receives eight of them to line the driveway, four on each side. Some are also put on common areas and they are lit before the visitors arrive. Amazingly, there are some 4500 luminaries lit each year. The next morning, they are r etrieved and most are re-used the next year. While the volunteer traffic directors send people through the route, r esidents often hand out candy canes and wave. There is a live Nativity at the clubhouse and Mr. and Mr. Claus are there to welcome guests. Liz Whitney, Mrs. Claus for many y ears, retired this year, having outlasted several Santas. Sam Legree, a long-time resident, recalled a year when volunteers dressed as elves, complete with tunics, tight and boots. As the cars come through each y ear, people call out their thanks. There are comments on how beautiful the community is and how much they appreciate the effort. For the residents of Golden Ponds, it is a labor of love. "P eople just like doing it," Ken N apier said. "I volunteer because I'm proud of where I live and I'm proud to show it off. Everybody does a great job." The Golden Ponds Christmas drivethrough will take place on Dec.17.The gates open at 6 p.m.Golden Ponds is located at 1800 Golden Ponds Dr.,Fort Pierce.The event is free.For more information,call (772) 465-8005. By Shelley KoppelAssociate news editor

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9ST LUCIE CountyHOMETOWN NEWSDecember 2011FOREVER YOU NG Christmas pig roast about family as much as food For me Christmas has always been a time to enjoy family and lots of good food. As I look back over the years I must say I have fond memories of each and every one. B ut a few standout. One that I treasure happened in the middle 1980's when my y ounger sister Linda, her husband and two sons moved west of D eLand to a little spot called P aisley. If you are not familiar, it is a very small rural outpost about five miles west of the St. Johns River that is completely surrounded by the huge Ocala National Fo r est. Their new home was situated on a very large and hilly lot. At that time, Linda and I had lots of extended family living around C entral Florida and we decided to try and get them all together for a holiday pig roast. As roast master it was my job to go up to Pierson to buy a fully dressed hog of nearly 100 pounds. It was fun going to the country slaughterhouse to pick out our pig and spend a few moments with the man who had raised it. At my insistence it was to be the men who would do the cooking. F irst, I dug a long shallow pit and covered it with steel bars. Some of the others went into the forest and brought back truck after truck of hard wood. The night before Christmas Eve, we began by building a giant bonfire. As the wood burned down we shoveled the hot coals under the pig and readied ourselves for a long night. To do this job properly the hog must be slow cooked with lots of love and attention. The key to the whole thing would be my secret recipe barbeque sauce of which I concocted about four gallons (you can never have too much sauce). As the night began, my helpers numbered about 10 but as Linda's w ell-fortified homemade eggnog started to take effect, the men began to look for a spot to curl up and nap. Around midnight the cracklins (pig skin, for you city folk) reached crispy perfection and we all eagerly dipped them in my delicious sauce and ate our fill. H aving regained our senses somewhat, a TV-VCR set up was brought out and we all watched one of the earliest versions of "A Christmas Ca r ol." As we hissed and booed Scrooge and cheered for Bob Cr atchit and Tiny Tim we poured whiskey all around, foregoing the eggnog this round. No w, for a big time pig roast like this to be successful the animal must be turned regularly. That task r equired four men to each grab a leg and make the flip. Unfortunately, by 2 a.m. there was only a quarter of that number awake me and I was becoming undependable. A couple hours later, my first cousin Randy woke up long enough to stagger over and fall onto the picnic table, dumping out the entire four gallons of prize-winning barbecue sauce. As the sun came up, we were all asleep and the pig was getting cold. Along about 10 a.m. of Christmas Eve we we re able to give the pig a couple hours of concentrated attention and the part that wasn't burned seemed to be cooked pretty well. That afternoon all of the womenfolk began to show up with their delicious side dishes and desserts. That evening we all ate outdoorsLAND LINESD AN SMITH See LANDLINES Page 16 Dont miss a week of your Your Local News & InformationSourceŽ686019 Sign-up today for FREE SUBSCRIPTION and delivery 3 Easy W ays: CALL1-866-913-6397 GOONLINEwww.HometownNewsOL.com EMAILSignup@HometownNewsOL.com

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10ST LUCIE CountyHOMETOWN NEWSDecember 2011FOREVER YOUNG Nutcracker' a treat for all ages FORT PIERCE For many, the holiday season was not complete without a performance of "The Nutcracker" ballet. The Christmas story of Clara, the Cavalier, the S ugar Plum Fairy and the army of fighting mice has enchanted audiences for generations. St Lucie Ballet will present a full-length production of the Tchaikovsky ballet on Dec. 9 at the S unrise Theatre. The 2 p.m. performance will be a Senior Matinee, with special pricing. Di r ector Lydia Oquendo spoke about this very special production. "W hen we started doing The N utcracker' a few years ago, nobody local was doing it," she said. We started with "The Nutcracker S uite," with portions of it. It's costly to put together, but every year, we 'v e added more scenes and dances. In 2009, we had a fulllength production, but every year we 'v e added more beautiful costumes and scenes." The production stars Alexis R ago as Clara and Ms. Oquendo's husband, Rogelio Corrales, as the Ca v alier. Guest artists include Jean H ugues Feray, former principal dancer of Ballet Florida, as Uncle Dr osselmeyer; Idael Herman, from the National Ballet School of Ha va na, as Arabian; Joseph B ucheck, former character dancer of Ballet Florida, as Mother Ginger; N atalie Alvarez, of the Cuban ClasBy Shelley KoppelAssociate news editor Photo courtesy of Lydia OquendoAlexis Rago of Port St. Lucie, playing Clara. The St. Lucie Ballet will perform the full-length production of the Tchaikovsky "The Nutcracker" ballet on Dec. 9 at the Sunrise TheatreSee NUTCRACKER Page 16 686021An exciting new publication From celebrating the active lifestyles of Floridas boomers !5 separate local editions,one for each county served by 25,000 copies of each edition will be home delivered and available for single-copy pick-upTO ADVERTISE CALL TODAY

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11ST LUCIE CountyHOMETOWN NEWSDecember 2011FOREVER YOU NG Strike Out Stroke Support GroupLawnwood Regional Medical Center and Heart Institute will be having their Strike Out Stroke Support Group at the Ft. Pierce Yacht Club, 1120 Seaway Drive, Ft. Pierce. Lawnwood has partnered with other community resources including the Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) to provide both inpatient and outpatient support groups. These support groups are designed to educate regarding the signs and symptoms of stroke/TIA, and the important of activating he EMS system. In addition, they empower survivors and caregivers with knowledge of community resources and coping mechanism to deal with continued disability to obtain an optimum state of health. To r egister, call (800) 382-3522, space is very limited and reservations are required. This is free to the public.Saturday, Dec. 10 Bowzer's Rock and Roll Christmas ShowThe Sunrise theatre will feature the Bo wzer's Rock and Roll Christmas Sh ow at 8 p.m. at 117 South Second St r eet, Ft. Pierce. The Bowzers Rock and Roll Christmas Show, featuring Peggy March and the Mystics, incorporates music and comedy into a highly entertaining show for the whole family. VIP tickets are $65 and include a meet and greet. General tickets are $45/39. For more information, visit www.sunrisetheatre.comW ednesday, Dec. 14 PSL Botanical Gardens Jazz and Blues NightThe Fort Pierce Jazz and Blues Society will be performing from 6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. at the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, 2410 SE Westmoreland B oulevard, Port St. Lucie. A dmission for the event is $3 per person. The event will be outdoors in the beautiful gardens. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy a cool evening with cool music. If the weather isn't perfect, the performances will still go on, inside the Nature Center at the gardens. The gardens are open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. 4 p .m. and Sundays from noon 4 p.m. General admission is $5 (children 12 and under are admitted for free).F riday, Dec. 16 Christmas Bazaar/Island CelebrationEv ery 3rd Friday in Downtown Fort Pierce at Marina Square, Melody Lane and Avenue A, Fort Pierce from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., is a free music festival. C ome see the talented Robert Na v arro and Friends on stage classic carols, salsa, jazz and more. There will be games, giveaways, vendors and lots of activities for the kids. F ood vendors will be serving an assortment of greek, Caribbean, barbeque ribs and chicken on a stick, seasfood, Americana and various snack items. F or more information, call (772) 465-4654 or visit www.gosunsetmagic.com.ONGOING EVENTS Fort Pierce Downtown Farmers MarketThe Fort Pierce downtown farmers market is from 8 a.m to 12 p.m. at M elody Lane on the Indian River between the library and marina in historic downtown fort pierce. The event occurs year round rain or shine. CalendarFrom page 6 See CALENDAR Page 12 677619 685639

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12ST LUCIE CountyHOMETOWN NEWSDecember 2011FOREVER YOUNG W aterside ChatsLive on WIRA 1400 AM, every Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. 11 a.m., share your ideas and thoughts about your community of Fort Pierce and Surrounding community at the Fort Pierce Welcome center, 2821 Peters Road, Fort Pierce.Strike Out Stroke Support GroupThe Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and Heart Institute has an inpatient support group held every Tuesday at 11 a.m. on the stroke unit. The outpatient Stroke Support Group meets monthly on the second Friday of each month from 2 p.m. 3 p.m. at the Pelican Yacht Club. To r egister, call (800) 382-3522, space is very limited and reservations are required. F or further information regarding The Stroke Center at Lawnwood, please call Ma r go Baptiste or Kathleen Thomas at (772) 467-8195.Buddy RunEv ery Tuesday at 6 p.m., the Civic Center, 9221 SE Civic Center Place, Port St. Lucie, has a Buddy Run. No need to join anything, just show up. R unners and walkers have the option of doing a 1.25 or 2.5 miles. This is not a competition, but rather a fun way to exercise and make new friends. C ontact Vicki Hanna at (772) 204-7101 for more information.CalendarFrom page 11 T he theme for February's Forever Young is "Matters of the heart." If you're single and over 50, you may have noticed dating has changed since your teens and 20s. You've likely been married, divorced or widowed at this stage in your life, and out of the dating game for a while. And with the advent of online dating sites and social networking, meeting people has become both easier (as close as your computer) and harder than ever (is the person really who he or she says they are?). W e'd like to hear your experiences. Y ou can send your thoughts and story ideas to foreveryoungslc@hometownnewsol.com. The deadline is Dec. 15.We w ant to hear from you 679685

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14ST LUCIE CountyHOMETOWN NEWSDecember 2011FOREVER YOUNG Jered Sundin of Titusville does a nifty rail trick at the Paradise Skatepark and Funplex in Merritt Island. The attraction also has an 18-hole putt-putt golf course and three paintball fields.Andy Stefanek staff photographer Merritt Island an outdoorsman's paradise If yo u' re in search of the "great outdoors" for your next staycation, look no further than Merritt Island. S ituated in central Brevard County, Merritt Island is home to more than 20 county-operated parks, the M erritt Island National Wildlife R efuge and several venues that cater to extreme sports. The Merritt Island National W ildlife Refuge, established in 1963 as an overlay of NASA's John F. K ennedy Space Center, consists of 140,000 acres of a wide variety of habitats for more than 1,500 plants and animals. Those habitats include coastal dunes, saltwater estuaries and marshes, freshwater impoundments, scrub, pine flatwoods and hardwood hammocks. S andee Larsen, office manager for the Merritt Island Wildlife R efuge Association, a "friends" group for the refuge with more than 1,000 members, said the main points of interest for the refuge are the Visitor's Center, the Black Point W ildlife Drive and the Haulover C anal Manatee Observation Deck. "B lack Point is a 7-mile, selfguided auto tour with 12 stops," Ms. Larsen said. "Basically, you'll see water and wading birds, alligators, otters, turtles and birds of prey. It's the one stop you're sure to see some wildlife." There are also opportunities for fishing, hunting, boating and paddling. The Visitor's Center is located 31/2 miles east of State Road 402. Fo r more information, call (321) 861-0668 or visit http://www.fws.gov/merrittisland/I ndex.html. M ost county parks are situated along bodies of water, including the Indian River, Banana River and S ykes Creek. Activities cater to nearly every type of sport imaginable; from surf fishing and swimming to canoeing and kayaking to volleyball and horseshoe, the opportunities for physical activity are nearly endless. K elly Park East, located at 2550 N. B anana River Drive, is a 15-acre park internationally recognized for its windsurfing area along the Ba nana River. The park features a natural catamaran/sailboard launch area with a sandy beach, shower, boat ramps, dock, pavilion, grills, restrooms and drinking fountains. K iwanis Island Park, situated in a wildlife sanctuary, caters to active and passive recreational pursuits, including boating, rowing and paddling in Sykes Creek, the Barge C anal and the Banana River, as well as fishing, basketball, softball, tennis, racquetball and wildlife viewing. The park contains two lighted adult softball fields, a community center, full indoor and outdoor basketball courts, a boat launch and two-lane boat ramp, picnic P arks,recreational facilities aboundBy Jennifer NessmithFor Forever Young See P ARADISE Page 15The Visitor's Center is located 3-1/2 miles east of State Road 402. For more information, call (321) 861-0668 or visithttp://www.fws.gov/merrittisland/Index.html.

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15ST LUCIE CountyHOMETOWN NEWSDecember 2011FOREVER YOU NG areas and playgrounds. K iwanis Island Park is at 951 Kiwanis Island Pa rk R oad. Call (321) 4551380. U lumay Wildlife Sanctuary, located at 805 S ykes Creek Parkway, M erritt Island, is a 436acre bird reservation and sanctuary that offers a wilderness escape in an urban environment." The park is known to birdwatchers worldwide as a natural lagoon and bird r ookery, linked with canals created for mosquito control and surr ounded by a man-made dike. A trail on the dike provides access to waterways for fisherman, birdwatchers and paddlers. Be on the lookout for dolphin and birds such as the wood stork, belted kingfisher and white or brown pelican. F or the extreme sports enthusiasts, Merritt I sland's Paradise S katepark & Funplex offers one of the largest indoor and outdoor parks on the coast, with a 18,000-square-foot outdoor park and a 10,000square-foot indoor park featuring state-of-the-art r amps. The Funplex also has a BMX course and an 18hole miniature golf course. Pa r adise Funplex is at 555 Fortenberry Road, M erritt Island.For more information,call (321) 454-7777 or visit www.paradisefunplex.co m.P aradiseFrom page 14 Carl Hanson of Merritt Island prepares to skate the half-pipe at Paradise Skatepark and Funplex in Merritt Island. The Skatepark has both indoor and outdoor skating areas for skateboarders and bikes as well as three paintball fields and a puttputt course.Andy Stefanek staff photographer 682260

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17ST LUCIE CountyHOMETOWN NEWSDecember 2011FOREVER YOU NG Photo courtesy of Rose PadrickThe Padrick clan at this year's Thanksmas" celebration. Rose Padrick, author of Rose's Room, is pictured in the center in pink. the words "favoritist Grammy in the world!" did spread a special kind of warmth throughout my sleep-deprived soul, as did the nap that I was now able to grab later in the afternoon). B ut still we grew. None of us have homes large enough to accommodate 45 plus people and still have room for all the cousins (second and third generation now) to run and scream, so we once again became harbingers of change. O ur latest change-vention is a huge gathering in a nearby park. We are blessed to live in a place that lives up to the title "The S unshine State," so renting a pavilion at any of the beautiful parks in Brevard works out wonderfully. O ur favorite place so far is Kars Pa r k. The pavilions are near theRose'sF rom page 4 See ROSE'S, 18 686020The Secrets Out . .1-866-913-6397www.hometownnewsol.com is the publication for your active lifestyle! Call today to receive your free subscription

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18ST LUCIE CountyHOMETOWN NEWSDecember 2011FOREVER YOUNG playgrounds, which is excellent for all the little ones and one Grammy who has to stop playing every once in a while and be a grownup, but sneaks back the first chance she gets. S ince gathering my large brood into one place at one time has become akin to herding cats, especially during the holidays, we now celebrate THANKSMAS. P lastic Thanksgiving and Christmas tablecloths surround the hand-embroidered linen masterpiece left to me by my mother. My brother's old fashioned biscuit warmer holds store-bought dinner rolls; shorts and tennis shoes are better suited to flag football games than white shirts and ties. The annual Padrick "Oldsters vs. Youngsters" volleyball game (the youngsters won this year! That'll teach my kids not to let me play on their team!) has replaced sitting on the couch, yelling at football players on the small screen. There are special challenges to having the traditional dinner outside, away from stoves and microwaves, but it's always a learning experience. You can't blow out Sterno (my eyebrows should grow back in a month or so). If y ou bring canned cranberries, you really should bring can openers. If a mom doesn't actually see a Grammy pass the third piece of chocolate pie to the child sitting behind a bush, it didn't really happen. A ctually there are some things that never change in this life, and I wish them on each and every person reading this. The warm, sweet smell of a tired little child who has laughed and played so long that he falls into an exhausted slumber in your lap; the feel of cool grass between your toes when you shed y our shoes to cool off after running a full 10 feet before someone steals the ball away from y ou, the lovely peacefulness that permeates y our whole body when you look around and r ealize there is no place in the whole world y ou would rather be. H appy Holidays to all, wherever and however you celebrate them!!!!!!!!!R ose Padrick is a Brevard County resident who grew up in Merritt Island.She's written numerous columns and short stories published in various area newspapers and magazines and is currently awaiting publication of her children's book,"Sparky's Ad v entures."Rose'sF rom page 17 Giving on a tight budget As global economic woes continue, holiday spending remains difficult to predict. In 2010, holiday spending rose more than five percent from the year before, according to MasterCard AdvisorsTM SpendingPulseTM. That increase surprised forecasters, many of whom predicted holiday spending would decline for the fifth straight year. W ith the holiday season on the horizon once again, no one truly knows what consumer response will be. B ut many consumers figure to exercise some restraint this holiday season, sticking to a budget when buying gifts for family and friends. While budgets are good ways to limit spending, a holiday spending budget doesn't mean shoppers can't still put a smile on their loved ones' faces. In fact, with a few tips, holiday shoppers can stick to their budgets and still enjoy a happy holiday season. metrocreativeconnection.comF or Hometown News See BU DGET, 21 687001Assisted Living24 Hour Care bySusan Stegkemper, Registered Nurse€ Reasonable rates € TLC in Very Nice Family Home € 1 Opening NOW for Patient/Resident € References Furnished772-233-7136 Happy Holiday! 686021An exciting new publication From celebrating the active lifestyles of Floridas boomers !5 separate local editions,one for each county served by 25,000 copies of each edition will be home delivered and available for single-copy pick-upTO ADVERTISE CALL TODAY

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I magine getting a phone call informing you that someone has used your name and Social Security number to apply for a credit card, or receiving a collection notice in the mail for a delinquent account that isn't yours but is attributed to your name and home address. Every day, consumers find out someone is illegally using their personal information to make purchases and open new financial accounts, like credit cards and loans. U ndetected, identity fraud can lead to difficulties in applying for a mortgage, loan, new credit card or bank accounts even if you've had great credit for years. The road to recovery may be a long, aggravating journey, especially when you don't catch fraud immediately. Last year, 8.1 million adults were the victims of identity fraud, according to a recent Javelin St r ategy & Research Identity Fraud Survey. He re are some tips to help protect yourself from an identity nightmare: Online: When creating passwords, don't use information that easily could be linked to you like your birth date, Social Security number, phone number, or the names of family and pets. Using a mix of numbers, letters, and characters to create your password makes it harder for others to guess. Change your passwords every 30 days, and use unique passwords on each site you access. Whether you're providing financial information for a loan or placing an order online, be sure the site you're using is secure. Look for a URL that begins with "https:// and has a "closed padlock" symbol in the lower right-hand corner of your browser. U sing and regularly updating anti-virus and anti-spyware software on your computer can also help to safeguard your information from identity theft. Ne ver email personal information, such as account numbers or your social security number, to anyone, not even to yourself. Offline: It 's a smart practice to review credit card and bank statements as soon as they arrive to ensure that all activity on your accounts is accurate. U.S. consumers are entitled to one free credit r eport a year from the three main credit bureaus. Re gularly reviewing your credit report lets you see if there are any interactions with companies19ST LUCIE CountyHOMETOWN NEWSDecember 2011FOREVER YOU NG Aw areness is key to protecting your identity during this holiday season Proactive protection can help you stay safe By Hermes AlvarezF or Hometown News See ID, 20 686022Save 50% on Gift Certificates D ining, Golf, Boating, Flowers, G etaways, Hotels & more. F ind all these great deals online at: www.HometownNewsOL.com

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20ST LUCIE CountyHOMETOWN NEWSDecember 2011FOREVER YOUNG y ou haven't contacted or accounts y ou didn't open. If a bill or statement you regularly r eceive doesn't arrive as scheduled, follow up with the sender to find out why. U se a paper shredder to shred any documents with account numbers, y our social security number even y our address. It will help deter dumpster diver" identity thieves from obtaining your personal information. Ne ver carry your Social Security card or number in your wallet or purse. When writing checks, avoid listing y our Social Security number, telephone or driver's license number, if possible. Another way to help safeguard y ourself is to subscribe to a program, such as TD Insurance's ITAC S entinel¨ Plus, that offers to help protect you from identity theft by monitoring your accounts and personal information for you and sending you an alert if there is certain activity that could indicate identity theft. One last tip: If y ou or anyone you know may have fallen victim to identity theft, contact the three major credit bureaus right away Equifax, Ex perian and TransUnion. Doing so will let them place a fraud alert on y our credit reports and help to ensure that no more fraudulent activities take place. Then, close the accounts that you think have been jeopardized. File a police report and contact the F ederal Trade Commission immediately to file a complaint, so they can r ecord the fraudulent activity and work with other agencies to track down thieves. F ollowing these tips may help prevent a dreaded call or piece of mail that tells you your information is being used by someone without y our permission. H ermes Alvarez is vice president, P ersonal Lines,TD Insurance .IDF rom page 19 Gifts from bad to worst Great gifts are great for a multitude of r easons, but bad gifts tend to have a lot in common. The worst gifts are not only a poor fit with the recipient's personality, lifestyle or interests, but also send a negative or critical message. Just plain bad gifts tend to fall into three categories: The useless, the thoughtless and the tasteless. And while the lists of awful items for men and women may be different, they nevertheless fall into one of these diagnostic categories. If y ou're considering purchasing gifts in any of the following four categories for the man or men in your life, think again. Clothing: While this sounds innocent enough, when the clothes don't match a man's style, it can be construed as a suggestion that you don't like what he w ears or want him to up his fashion game. If you don't have a clue about what the men in your life actually like and will wear, make another choice.H ousehold bric-a-brac or decorative elements: I tems in this category include everything from a new dish r ack to artsy decor items. Such items might send a negative message simi-See B AD GIFTS, 22metrocreativeconnection.comF or Hometown News 646528 646528 686419 R obert H.Fier,M.D. B oard Certified O phthalmologist" The Best in Sight"30 years experience in Ophthalmology serving the Treasure Coast1441 East Ocean Boulevard € S tuart (772) 286-0007 514 SW Prima Vista Blvd. € Po rt St .L ucie (772) 878-3437 www.drfier.com 676850medical directory

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21ST LUCIE CountyHOMETOWN NEWSDecember 2011FOREVER YOU NG Establish spending rules with family members before the shopping season begins. In an effort to reduce some of the financial burden of the holiday season, many families have begun to place spending limits on holiday shopping. This saves everyone money and ensures no one finds themselves with substantial debt come the new year.metrocreativeconnection.com Get creative. Holiday gifts don't have to be bought at the local mall or from an online retailer. Gift-givers with unique talents can create their o wn gifts and save some money along the way. For example, shoppers skilled at woodworking can create a personalized wood carving for a friend or family member. Good at knitting? Knit a scarf, mittens or even a blanket for a loved one who lives in a cold weather region. Such personalized gifts are often especially meaningful to their recipients, who appreciate the time and effort such keepsakes take to create. Be patient. Nowadays, many families are so spread out geographically that they don't always get together on Christmas Day. If that's the case and you won't be seeing your family until a few days after Christmas, take advantage of the special sales offered in the days after the actual holiday. I tems are often heavily discounted, and if you can stay patient, your patience might just pay off with substantial savings. Establish spending rules with family members before the shopping season begins. In an effort to reduce some of the financial burden of the holiday season, many families have begun to place spending limits on holiday shopping. This saves everyone money and ensures no one finds themselves with substantial debt come the new year. Do a gift exchange with family and friends. Many larger families have also begun to do a gift exchange rather than asking members of the family to buy gifts for each and every member of the family. In a gift exchange, each member of the family draws a name out of a hat and then only buys a gift for that specific person. This even has the added benefitBudgetF rom page 18 See BU DGET22 686116 Health insurance Dental coverage Vision insurance Life insurance Juvenile life insurance Critical illness coverageCall Humana today:Steve McKenna or Paul Vincent 1-888-488-56709a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-FridayOne Callfor your health, life and financial insurance needs. 686016SUDOKU PUZZLE ANSWER 685766€ Pr e Construction pricing for meditation/cremation garden € N ew Construction pricing in the mausoleum € V eteran Discounts with Free Ma r kersALL SAINTS CEMETERY2303 NESeaview Drive, Jensen Beach, FL (772) 334-7833N ew Special P ricing! 685765 657341Se r ving South & Central Florida Airports & Seaports772-240-9748 € 772-240-9747L icensed & Insuredwww.bestshuttleservice.com email: bestshuttleservice@gmail.com

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22ST LUCIE CountyHOMETOWN NEWSDecember 2011FOREVER YOUNG Aftering collecting as much information as possible on y our ancestors by interviewing r elatives, finding pictures, documents, tombstones, etc., it is time to get down to some serious genealogy r esearch. One of the first resources that is the most important and easiest to find, is the federal census.The U.S. government has conducted a household census in every state, every 10 years since 1790. The census records from 17901930 can be searched by the public except for 1890, which was destroyed by fire. They are arranged by states and then by counties, and then in, many cases by towns or districts. Some states also took their own census in odd years.. The 1850-1880 census records include a separate mortality census listing everyone who had died in the previous year. There are also slave census records for 1850 and 1860. M any researchers ignore these r ecords completely, or only look at one or two records for their family, assuming they have learned all the facts they need. Each family should be followed all the way back through the census every 10 years, picking up children, parents, brothers and sisters, in-laws and any other relatives that show up in the household or neighborhood. Fr om 1790-1840, the census only named the head of the household, and gave the number of people living in the house. From 1850 forward, each member of the household was named, with their sex, age, and place of birth. Each census became more complex, asking more questions, adding r elationships, occupations, parents' places of birth, number of years married, number of children given birth to, and other pertinent clues. S tarting with the 1930 census, and working backward, you should look at your family, taking down all the information given and looking at the neighboring families. Often, other family members are living nearby, and these need to be noted, also. If there are other families with the same surname, they are possibly parents, brothers, uncles and cousins. John's father may be living next door to him, and in his household is grandma or grandpa. Viola!! You have three generations laid out on one or two pages. As you work your way through each census, you will find differences in the spellings of names, family members will come and go, and the family will move around the country. Each census taker had his own style. Some used only initials, some used only a first name regardless of which name is preferred. Sometimes the correct name is used, the next time it will be a nickname. Ages also will change from census to census. Use this information as a guide and not as absolute fact. The first order of business is census work. I nformation gathered here will make the rest of your research much easier. Br enda Knight Smith Tr easure Coast Genealogical Society Br endaKSmith@prodigy.net Census research GENEALOGYB RENDA K. SMITH As you work your way through each census, you will find differences in the spellings of names, family members will come and go, and the family will move around the country. Each census taker had his own style. Some used only initials, some used only a first name regardless of which name is preferred. of allowing shoppers to buy something a little more expensive for a family member since they aren't obligated to buy gifts for anyone else. Start early. The earlier you begin your holiday shopping, the more y ou can spread out your spending. This reduces the financial stress of the season while still allowing shoppers to get something special for everyone on their shopping list. Ho liday spending may or may not increase this holiday season. But savvy shoppers can still make the most of their spending without breaking the bank. BudgetF rom page 21 lar to new clothes, and many men are territorial about their homes and r esist outside (i.e., female) advice on decorating. So unless you know exactly what he wants or needs, go back to the drawing board. S entimental items: What a woman might call "sweet," a man might want to store in the trash can. If you're tempted to get your husband or boyfriend that cute teddy bear that r eminds you of him, or flannel pajamas printed with those same teddy bears, forget it. And forget the book of syrupy love poetry, romantic movies or T-shirts with sappy sayings. He'll be glad you did. Ps y chology or self-help materials in any form or format: This is perhaps the biggest no-no of them all and sends the biggest "You're not okay" message. So if you're tempted to buy y our guy a book about improving communication skills, finding a better job or making better use of time, don't. Enough said. When gifting women, me should also avoid certain gifts. A ppliances: F or most women, household appliances fall under the heading of "need" rather than "want," unless it is a specialty item that you're certain she has been y earning for. L ingerie: The principle here is similar to why clothes are a bad idea for guys, but can lead to far more disastrous outcomes. Many men don't r ealize that a gift of lingerie is often accompanied by an unintended message. If it's too small, she needs to lose weight. If it's too big, you think she's fat. If it's too racy, you don't think she's sexy. And if it's too plain, y ou don't think she's sexy. S imply stated, unless you know the exact size and type of lingerie she favors or want to ruin any chances of peace on earth during your holiday season, move on. Jew elry: He re again, unless you know exactly what the woman in y our life wants, skip it. Not only is jewelry something that women prefer to choose for themselves, it can send a message (i.e., overly romantic or not romantic enough) that men don't realize they're sending. G ym membership/fitness equipment: The big no-no. Under no circumstances is it wise to present the woman in your life with a gift whose underlying message is "Lose weight" or "Shape up." The all-time worst gift for women? A bathroom scale. metrocreativeconnection.comA bathroom scale is the all-time worst gift to give a woman. If you have to ask why, you're already in trouble. Bad giftsF rom page 20

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Deputy recognized for undercover work Construction to begin on new community center PORT ST. LUCIE About a year from now, Port St. Lucie residents will not only have a new community center to enjoy, but new classrooms for I ndian River College students to use. The council unanimously awarded a contract to build the center to Kast C onstruction at its Nov. 14 meeting. K asts bid of slightly more than $5 million was the lowest of the 12 bids r eceived for the project. The bid came in even lower than the original bids that came in January 2010, with the lowest bid being $5.7 million from the citys construction division and the second highest bidder, Jacquin & Sons, of $5.9 million. J acquin & Sons recent rebid quote was lower than its first one, at $5.3 million. The council first started the process of rebuilding the center, which was damaged by the 2004 hurricanes, r esulting in water damage and mold problems, about a y ear ago, when it was determined the r epairs to fix the building would have cost more than the building itself. The city first awarded the contract to its own construction division, but then reversed the decision in April 2010, when there was public outcry from the areas contractors PORT ST. LUCIE V ol. 10, No. 26 Your Local News and Information Source www.HometownNewsOL.com Friday, Dec. 2, 2011Some criminal cases are unusual, humorous or just outright odd. And theres no shortage of them on the Treasure Coast. This column highlights cases that often leave observers shaking their heads. F unny money R emember those tattoos for children where the ink would just wash off? Cr eating money along the same lines did not work very well recently for a Mar tin County man. The man paid a bar tab with a $100 bill. Although the bill passed the counterfeit pen detector test, the bar employee was still suspicious. As it turned out, the bill lacked certain features of a r eal $100 bill and the ink came off when the bill was put in water. The suspect claimed he got the bill after selling a boat to a friend of a friend. B ut to the deputy, the story appeared counterfeit, also. N ot only couldnt the man name the friend of a friend, but he also did not know the name of the friend. One can hardly imagine the man saying to his fr iend, Hey, whats your name, come have a drink with me? Third times the charm Nor mally, people walk into a store with money, a check or a credit card and walk out with an item bought using the money, check or credit card. B ut a pair of women in Ve ro Beach came up with a new way of shopping: the INDEXClassifiedB9 Crossword B8 Obituaries A10 Out & AboutB1 P olice Report A5 Rants & Raves A6 Star Scopes B1 V iewpoint A6 BEST OF THE BLOTTERJA Y MEISEL See B LOTTER, A10 ST. LUCIE COUNTY There will be the same faces on city and county boards, theyll just be sitting in different seats. Dur ing November meetings, both the St. Lucie C ounty Commission and the St. Lucie County School Board passed the gavel and named new chairs. The school board held its reorganization meeting on Nov. 22 and elected Car ol Hilson as the new chairwoman, a seat previously held by K athryn H ensley. Ms. Hilson was previously the vice chairwoman on the board. T aking the seat of vice chair is Debbie Hawley, who is currently serving her first term, having been elected in November 2010. On the St. Lucie County C ommission, Chris Dzadovsky stepped into the chairman position at the Nov. 15 meeting. The chairmanship was previously held by Commissioner Chris Craft. C ommissioner Tod Mowe ry was selected vice chairman. I try to be as visible as possible in the public, and be available to answer concerns, Commissioner Dzadovsky said. This year, the county commission will also be talking to the countys constitutional officers. W e are looking for input to gain insight on the state of the county, he said. We want to see how the county can better work with each municipality and move forward in a united way. Mitch Kloorfain/chief photographerModel railroad enthusiast John Siringo gives a lesson to Alyssa Solis, 8, and Jane Bibee of Port St. Lucie on how to move the replica Tri-Rail train across the elaborate mini-villages and tracks at the Treasure Coast Model Railroad annual open house on Thanksgiving weekend. T eenager earns pilots license ST. LUCIE COUNTY Through hard work and the help of the community he lives in, 17-year-old Jordan Hardis on earned his private pilot license on O ct. 5. The date is a milestone for Jordan, as that is also the day he turned 17, making the new private pilot the youngest the F ederal Aviation Authority allows. While the license is new to him, flying certainly isnt. I have been training for this for almost three and a half years, he said. For myself, I think I am just as w ell prepared as any new pilot. H is first instructed flight was in May 2008. On his 16th birthday in 2010, he made his first solo flight, even though his logbook indicated he was ready in 2009. Because of age r estrictions, he had to wait until he was 16. All of the extra time gave me an opportunity to gain a lot of experience, Jo rd an said. I know I still have a lot to learn, but I feel good about the level of knowledge I have now, and I am ready to keep learning. In order to fly a solo flight, the student pilot must be signed off by a flight instructor who deems the student proficient in the knowledge and procedures to pilot a plane. In earning the priva te pilot license, he is now permitted to carry passengers and does not need the permission of a flight instructor to fly. Be cause of Jordans commitment, his father also took flying lessons and received his license as we ll, so it has become a family pastime. I am re ally glad my dad got his license, too, Jordan said. We have had some great times flying. Dur ing his training, a var iety of people and organizations helped him along the way. His flight instructor, Dave Lewis, kept it interesting and fun. N one of this would Tri-Rail stops in Port St.Lucie See CENTER, A4 See LICENSE, A2 ST. LUCIE COUNTY When a then-27-year-old St. Lucie County detective attended high school last y ear, he attended classes, took tests and did homework. B ut the detective, whose name is being withheld, didnt attend school for educational purposes. He was there to combat what was perceived as a growing drug problem. The deputy, who was recognized as D etective of the Quarter, in part because of that operation, recently said he has conducted more than 500 undercover operations during his career. I think I got more gray hairs from that investigation than any other, he said. The operation took place last school year at Okeechobee High School. A uthorities had received complaints about drug activity at the school, the St. Lucie County detective said. A detective with the narcotics task force in Okeechobee, who did not want his name used, said Okeechobee County authorities asked St. L ucie County for help because of the need for secrecy. F or the operation to be successful, it was very, very crucial, to have an undercover detective from another county, the Okeechobee County detective said. O keechobee is a small, close-knit town where everyone knows everybody, he said. It would have been tough to bring in someone locally to work the investigation. 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have happened without Da ve, Jordan said. We always have fun, but when its time to get in the plane, I am always reminded what we are doing is serious. Jor dan also recalls key people in the school system encouraging him. I had a teacher in elementary school who worked for Lockheed Martin, and when I told her I was interested in airplanes she brought me pictures and other information, he said. She didnt have to do that, and it was cool. Last year, the Fort Pierce C entral junior took an aerospace class, and learned a lot. The professor had a ton of experience and another teacher at the school who is a flight instructor offered a ground school course every Monday after school, he said. I know our schools get some negative things said about them, but I think if you want to learn here, you can. There is always someone that can help you achieve your goal. At the Fort Pierce Airport, the local chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association was always encouraging and will to help. The group currently offers young eagle events, which introduces youth to aviation and gives them an airplane ride at no cost. I have helped out at some of the events, Jordan said. It is cool to watch the faces of the kids as they experience their first flight. Jor dan also credits his parents for his accomplishment. They have always been supportive in anything I wanted to do, he said. F or now, he is attending I ndian River State College in the dual enrollment program, working toward a degree in engineering. M y parents have taught me to work, do what I love and be happy, he said. I think that is good advice because at the moment, I cant stop smiling. He said the principal and teachers likely knew law enforcement was going to do something to combat the drug problem. They knew something would happen, he said. They didnt know what or when. In order to conduct the operation, he said, he assumed a fake identity with fake parents and a fake residence in Okeechobee County. He changed his hairstyle, the way he dressed and provided fake documents so he could register as a student. Also, he altered the way he acted, he said. I had to immature myself. I was very careful at what I said and how I acted, he said. He said he did his homework and tests, but tried not to do exceptionally well. I didnt want to stand out, he said. He said he was successful in adopting the new persona. I was questioned a couple of times about my age, but it didnt go anywhere, he said. Dur ing his time in school, he said, he didnt try to infiltrate student groups involved with drugs, but worked more as an observer. He didnt want to get into a situation that would pose problems, such as one of the other students asking him to smoke some marijuana, he said. W e let the investigation lead itself, he said. The students being targeted were drug dealers, r ather than those who were just experimenting by trying marijuana, he said. Dur ing the time, he said, he could not be seen with law enforcement. They had contingency plans for what they considered to be every possible event, he said. If a teacher asked to see his parents, he had fake parents lined up, he said. The investigation showed students were selling marijuana, cocaine, Ecstasy and var ious prescription drugs. Mo re than 40 buys were made, he said. In the end, 22 students we re arrested and all of them pleaded guilty to charges or were convicted by a jury, he said. D espite the arrests, the St. L ucie County detective said the intent is not to give the school a bad rap. M ost of the students were not involved in the drug activity, he said. The Okeechobee County detective said the investigation showed a wider variety of drugs was being sold than expected. He said he believes the investigation had a lasting effect in reducing the activity, but added investigations will continue. 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www.HometownNewsOL.com F riday, December 2, 2011 Po rt St. Lucie A3Helping those in needMitch Kloorfain /chief photographerThe Health Occupations Students of America at Port St. Lucie High School raised $1,008 to present to Teddy and Alexandra Sanders of Calvary Compassion Church to allow them to purchase 84 turkeys for students families at Garden City Elementary School and C.A. Moore Elementary School this Thanksgiving. Katelyn Lambert, president of the Health Occupations Students of America at Port St. Lucie High School presents a check for $1,008 of money raised by the student organization to T eddy and Alexandra Sanders of the Calvary Compassion Church to allow them to purchase 84 turkeys for students families at Garden City Elementary School and C.A. Moore Elementary School this Thanksgiving.Mitch Kloorfain chief photographer Pets Spread Rumors About Good GroomersPaw Paws Pet Parlor WE NOW HAVE BOARDING!Call for DetailsNovember 26th 9 am 10 am LOWCOSTVACCINECLINIC1508 Village Green Drive Port St. Lucie, FL 34952772-337-0404$5.00 OFF!Regular Grooming Bath, Nails, Ears and Style. B elow Prices Good Till Feb.17th, 2012A dult Admission......$600*Save$400S ingle Mega Pass........$6000*Child Admission (6-12) ......$100*Save$200S ingle Day Unlimited Rideband MEGA PASSeffective thruJAN. 30, 2012I ncludes Gate Admission unlimited rides everyday2 FOR$80*SAVE$80StL ucieCountyFair.com or 772-464-2910L imited Offer!R eserved Seats only $25 (Limited) *Free seats with Gate AdmissionGi ve the Gift Of FUN!!!S t L ucie County F air T ickets on Sale D ec. 2nd! SAVE$300Weekdays$800W eekends$1700**Handling Fees Apply EASTON CORBINBaby Lets Roll with it!!! Adopt a Family They instead rely on the generosity of their communities to help make their foster childrens holiday wishes come true. Thats why we introduced the Adopt a Family program in 2001. The project, which pairs business sponsors and private individuals to foster homes, has served more than 1,000 children the past ten years. By sponsoring a foster family this holiday season, you may: Brighten the holidays for children who have been abused or neglected Meet the family struggling to care for them Play Santa Claus!CallUnited For Families at (772) 519-1700to get started.We are in special need this year of sponsors who can adopt homes with large numbers of children. This is because we have more children than homes. Please encourage your friends, co-workers or church members to adopt a family for the holidays. Please help us make our eleventh year the most successful yet Foster families in the state of Florida do not receive allowances for Christmas gifts. Explorer Program SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11TH 11AM-4PM699 SW Port St. Lucie Blvd., Ste 110 Port St. Lucie, FL 34953 772-341-5950GRAND OPENING EVENTUNDER NEW OWNERSHIPGET SUPPRESSED! Come Join us for a Pig Roast, Food and Full Bar.Custom Harley Davidson Raffle

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Fundraiser set to help familyST. LUCIE COUNTY T wo months into their marriage, Ron and Toni Ann D Amicos happiness turned into a nightmare when Mr. D Amico was diagnosed with ALS commonly known as Lou Gehrigs disease. Now totally confined to a wheelchair and progressively becoming paralyzed by the disease, which robs individuals of their ability to move, speak and live, while not affecting their mind at all, the DAmico family needs community support. Mr. DAmico, who turns 44 on Dec. 5, requires r ound-the-clock care. On Dec. 7, from 4-10 p.m., the Van Duzer Foundation will host a birthday to r emember the DAmicos at B ig Apple Pizza and Pasta in Fo rt Pierce. All food and beverage proceeds will help the DAmico family, as well as staff salaries, all tips and any donations. F loridas Blood Centers will be on hand with a mobile donation unit because the areas blood supply is at a critically low level going into the busy holiday season. To help the DAmico family, order a pizza, enjoy some wings and a beer or drop a donation in the bucket. C ome, share in a birthday to r emember and yes, there will be birthday cake. For med three years ago, the all-volunteer Van Duzer F oundation has raised more than $446,000 to help individuals and families in the county who are struggling with financial and personal hardship brought about by unforeseen crisis or tragedy. R ecently, the foundation hosted Be a Hero Day, during which 1,352 pints of blood were donated, making it the largest blood drive in the state. The event also benefitted S t. Lucie County veterans and the Gulfstream Council of the Boy Scouts. F or more information, visit www.thevanduzerfoundation.org. F riday, December 2, 2011 A4 Port St. LucieHometown Newsabout the bidding process. While that process was going on, the city demolished the building in April in order to stay on schedule. F ederal grants have been r eceived to help cover the cost of replacing the building. The rest of the funding for the construction comes from funds that can only be used for capital construction. Once construction begins, the contract is for exactly one y ear. The city received the land next to the community center from the Indian River State Co llege Foundation to not only build the new 24,771square-foot center, but also a 10,981-square-foot wing for college classrooms for IRSC.CenterF rom page A1 Students to perform in honor band festivalEach year, Indian River S tate College hosts the prestigious four-county H onor Band Festival for high-school students of St. L ucie, Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee counties. The festival is one week long consisting of rehearsals and lessons from visiting professional conductors throughout in preparation for a closing performance by the students, which will take place on Saturday, Jan.7, 2012. Par ticipants in the festival are divided among the following categories: seventhand eighth-grade band, ninthand 10th-grade band, 11thand 12thgrade band, and ninth and 12thgrade jazz band. C ongratulations to the following John Carroll High School students who have been selected to attend the 2012 Honor Band Festival: Lisa Romero, Noah Graben, J ohn Marcano, Gregory F essler, John-Paul Fox, Jeff Zhang, Alexis Farinacci, Kyle W illems, Zain Al-Tur, and E dward Wu. These students were r ecommended by Ralph P hillips, band director at J ohn Carroll, and were carefully selected after evaluation by John Southall, president and director of the I ndian River State College music program. J ohn Carroll High School is joining forces with the N ational Navy UDT-SEAL M useum to host an amazing evening, using the impressive new museum facilities on North Hutchinson Island. The Seaside Soiree will be held Feb. 3 beginning at 6 p .m. The evening will feature numerous gourmet food stations, cocktails, live music and an extensive silent auction. T ickets to the event are $75 per person and will be sold on a first come first served basis, so reserve tickets today. In addition to the party, the school will give away up to $20,000 through a new drawing. In light of this special year, only 2,012 tickets will be sold, for a donation of $50 each. Y ou need not be present to win, but dont miss the excitement as the lucky ticket will be pulled at the party. F or more information visit www.JohnCarrollHigh.com. J ennifer Trefelner is accredited in public relations.F or Hometown News newsfp@hometownnewsol.com Saturday, December 3 4:30 PM Make personalized ornament, storyteller, donkey ride, games! Call 283-6221 to Register! No Charge! 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www.HometownNewsOL.com F riday, December 2, 2011 Po rt St. Lucie A5 P ort St. Lucie P olice DepartmentJerry Mark Kohler, 36, 2501 Center Road, Fort Pierce, was arrested Nov. 17 and charged with trafficking oxycodone and possession of oxycodone without a prescription. Christina Ann Brown, 41, 3261 S.W. Ronlea Court, Po rt S t. Lucie, was arrested Nov. 17 and charged with two counts of obtaining or attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud. David Allen Dunn, 22, 2266 S.E. Arbor Road, Port S t. Lucie, was arrested Nov. 17 and charged with battery and resisting an officer with violence. Antonio Azoy Trascos, 23, 1134 S.W. Ingrassina Ave ., Port St. Lucie, was arrested Nov. 17 and charged with aggravated battery. Christina Marie Restaur i, 50, 4502 S.W. Attlee St., Po rt S t. Lucie, was arrested Nov. 16 and charged with failure to appear in court on a charge of grand theft Jessica Lee Daigle, 22, 309 Chestnut Hill Road, M illville, Mass., was arrested Nov. 15 and charged with third-degree grand theft, dealing in stolen property and giving false information to a pawnbroker. She also was arrested on Nov. 15 by the St. Lucie County S heriffs Office and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell or deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of 20 grams or less of marijuana. Jack Cesseta, 26, 4800 S.W. Woodham St., Palm City, was arrested Nov. 15 and charged with thirddegree grand theft, dealing in stolen property and giving false information to a pawnbroker. He also was arrested by the St. Lucie C ountry Sheriffs Office on Nov. 15 and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell or deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of 20 grams or less of marijuana. Lauren Ann Clary, 25, no address given, was arrested Nov. 15 and charged with giving a false name to a law enforcement officer, carjacking, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting an officer with violence, two counts of battery on a law enforcement officer and criminal mischief. Riley Marcus McKinzey, 22, 230 S.E. Thornhill Drive, Po rt S t. Lucie, was arrested Nov. 19 and charged with aggravated assault with a firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and driving while license suspended. Marcus N. Adderley, 20, 2806 Atlantic Ave., Fort Pierce, was arrested Nov. 21 and charged with aggravated battery on a pregnant woman. Nicole Martin, aka N icole Lembo, 41, 702 S.W. B elmont Circle, Port St. L ucie, was arrested Nov. 21 and charged with three counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud. Evelyn R. Soto, aka Evelyn Ramirez, 33, 2390 Baha V ista St., Sarasota, was arrested Nov. 21 and charged with with-holding information from a practitioner.St. Lucie County Sheriffs OfficeWilliam B. Hernandez, 40, 1674 S.W. Success Ave., Po rt S t. Lucie, was arrested Nov. 17 and charged with dealing in stolen property. Kyle William Sheppard, 22, 771 Olive St., Fort Pierce, was arrested Nov. 17 and charged with burglary of a dwelling, grand theft, dealing in stolen property and giving false verification of ownership to a second-hand dealer. He also was arrested by the Fo rt Pierce Police Department on Nov. 17 and charged with two counts of burglary of an unoccupied dwelling, two counts of criminal mischief and two counts of third-degree grand theft. Eduani Martinez, 38, 2541 S.W. Savage Blvd., Po rt S t. Lucie, was arrested Nov. 17 and charged with o wning, leasing, or renting property for the purchase of trafficking selling or manufacturing a controlled substance. Brandon Moses Carter, 23, 5014 Lasalle Ave., Fort Pierce, was arrested Nov. 17 and charged with burglary of a conveyance. Nathaniel T. Bryant Jr., 18, 657 S.W. Bridgeport Dr ive, Port St. Lucie, was arrested Nov. 16 and charged with dealing in stolen property, burglary of an unoccupied dwelling and third-degree grand theft. Aurenthiel Gene Younglood, 26, 404 South 14th S t., Apt. B, Fort Pierce, was arrested Nov. 16 and charged with leaving the scene of an accident with personal injuries and felony criminal mischief. Jason Salvado Amparo, 19, 769 S.W. Parker Ave., Po rt S t. Lucie, was arrested Nov. 16 and charged with dealing in stolen property. Harvey James Kinder, 34, 705 North 35th St., Fort Pierce, was arrested Nov. 16 and charged with being a habitual traffic offender. Rhiannon Eugenia Pr itchard, 18, 5003 El N ueva Ave., Fort Pierce, was arrested Nov. 16 and charged with failure to appear in court on charges of extortion or threats and third-degree grand theft. Charles Edward Owens, 31, 598 Twig Ave., Port St. L ucie, was arrested Nov. 16 and charged with violation of probation. He was on probation for possession of prescription pills with out a prescription. Thomas L. King, 46, 2221 S. Webster Ave., Unit 120, Green Bay, Wis., was arrested Nov. 19 and charged with two counts of battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer with violence and re sisting an officer without violence. Yonny Torres Parra, 32, 344 S.W. Prima Vista Blvd., Po rt S t. Lucie, was arrested Nov. 19 and charged with two counts of grand theft of a motor vehicle. Ricardo Anthony Pasizo r, 25, 7006 Deland Ave., Fo rt Pierce, was arrested Nov. 19 and charged with violation of probation. He was on probation for carr ying a concealed firearm. Hoyle Anthony Fabrio, 40, 3376 Hatcher St., Fort Pierce, was arrested Nov. 19 and charged with battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting an officer without violence. Sylvestor Williams, 54, 904 North 21st St., Fort Pierce, was arrested Nov. 18 and charged with tampering with evidence and possession of drug paraphernalia. Scott Edward Kratz, 27, 20806 Glades Cutoff Road, Po rt S t. Lucie, was arrested Nov. 18 and charged with tampering, false imprisonment, child abuse and criminal mischief. Charles Edward Reed, 36, 1503 E. Trapnell Road, P lant City, was arrested Nov. 18 and charged with two counts of transmission of harmful material to a minor, two counts of lewd battery and traveling to meet a minor. Chester P. Snyder, 69, 709 W. Main St., Pickens, S.C., was arrested Nov. 20 and charged with lewd/lascivious behavior involving a child under the age of 12. Steven Edward Parker, 34, 524 Susannah Leigh Lane, Orlando, was arrested Nov. 20 and charged with sexual assault. Krystyna Marie Petrie, 32, 4705 Elm Ave., Fort Pierce, was arrested Nov. 20 and charged with loitering and prowling, three counts of resisting an officer without violence, r esisting an officer with violence, battery on a law enforcement officer and disorderly conduct. Liondel Calzada, 31, 289 N.E. Glenry Ave., Port S t. Lucie, was arrested Nov. 21 and charged with possession of oxycodone without a prescription and driving while license suspended. Bobby Ellis, 56, 2408 Av enue G., Apt. A, Fort Pierce, was arrested Nov. 21 and charged with felony battery. Bryant Clifton McD uffie, 23, 2322 S.E. M idtown Road, Port St. L ucie, was arrested Nov. 21 and charged with thirddegree grand theft. Alexander Michael Pirozzi, 20, 997 S.E. B ywood Ave., Port St. L ucie, was arrested Nov. 21 and charged with dealing in stolen property and giving false information to a pawnbroker. Sean D. Andrews, 43, 950 S. Kanner Highway, U nit 5, Stuart, was arrested Nov. 21 and charged with violation of probation. He was on probation for thirddegree grand theft.Florida Highway P atrolAllen Mack Michael, 45, 7907 Palomar St., Port St. L ucie, was arrested Nov. 10 and charged with felony driving under the influence and driving under the influence.Police reportEditors note: This is a list of arrests,not convictions, and all arrestees are presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty in a court of law.

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A6 VIEWPOINTFRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011 HOMETOWN NEWS WWW.HOMETOWNNEWSOL.COM Gas station woesI recently purchased gas at a local gas station. The pumps had small hand written signs at the bottom of the pump which read, Do not use this pump, no explanation. The pump jumps to between 10 and 15 cents without ever dispensing any gas. When I realized what was happening I stopped and moved to another pump. Another customerwho used the pump after me said this has been going on for more than a week. Is there someone I can call to complain to and find out why these pumps remain operational while stealing money and the owners get away with it? Happy holidays?Chr istmas is coming soon and already Scrooge is on the prowl throughout the land. He is trying to convince all of us to say happy holidays rather than merry Christmas.Meaning of ThanksgivingThanksgiving allows us to take the time to reflect and give thanks for ourmany blessings, not the least of which is living in this special land.Our nation is faced with many crises threatening the very principles which made us great.We must not take our way of life for granted.Patriotism should be expressed at every opportunity, and Thanksgiving Day is such a time.Sign overloadWhat is going on with the new (worthless) road signs; signs to protect us from things that will never happen? E xpensive signs. An example: I live in a condo and when you exit the condo, you can only go north or south. There is an empty lot on the other side of the street. Three new signs were posted so you dont drive across the road into an empty tree filled lot. Who would ever do this? Nobody. This is repeated all up and down the street. There must be 50 signs within a few miles. There are also new signs to tell us how to turn into a turn lane. The point is, we dont need signs to tell us the obvious. This is a huge waste of our money and someone should look into who is authorizing this fraud. This is another example of government gone wild.Something here smells real fishy.Dont blame RubioIs n t it a shame that we live in an era of the politics of personal destruction? S ome of Marco Rubios detractors are seeking to smear him based on when his parents fled communist C uba.Everyone who could do so got away from Fidel Castro.Mr. Rubios parents fled because they could no longer live and work under a communist regime. Those who dislike the senator should argue against his policies, not try to destroy the man.Underachievers in CongressIt is an understatement to say that our Congress is a group of underachievers.This nation should know from Europes experience that you cannot spend yourself into prosperity because much of Europe is in desperate financial straits. C ongress is reluctant to cut spending or to cut budget deficits. It should have learned this clear lesson.We have a stern warning but there is little evidence Congress appreciates the gravity of the situation.P ost Office money pitThe money-losing Post Office is not the only government agency in shambles but it is one we see frequently. This bureaucracy is a hulking, foundering, money-hemorrhaging behemoth, which has employees earning above-average salaries and getting generous benefits and pensions. It has more vehicles than any other organization on the planet.Virtually all government agencies are inefficient but this one takes the cake, a very expensive cake.Global crisisWe seem to be spiraling downward.First, it was Greece facing bankruptcy.Then it was Ireland and Portugal in financial trouble. Last week, South Africa had its bonds downgraded. But worst of all, Spain and Italy are now being exposed as unable to pay their debts. The only hope for survival is drastic action, but the socialists who run much of Europe lack the courage to make spending cuts. Is there a message for us here in the U nited States?Golden boy no moreWe voters are a bunch of boobs. When Jon Corzine, the Got something to say? Call the Hometown Rants & Raves line at (772) 465-5504or e-mail news@hometownnewsol.com. C allers are asked to refrain from making slanderous statements.Statements of fact will be checked for accuracy. Lighting the way towards a cureMitch Kloorfain /chief photographerFr ank Hotz of Port St. Lucie launches a lantern at Abingdon of Tradition to honor and recognize those fighting Alzheimers Tuesday, Nov. 15. More than 50 lanterns were released, leaving a trail across the sky over Tradition. Earl Stewart is the owner and general manager of Earl Stewart Toyota in Nor th Palm Beach.The dealership is located at 1215 N.Federal Highway in L ake Park.Contact him at www.earlstewarttoyota.co m call (561) 358-1474,fax (561) 658-0746 or e-mail earls@earlstewarttoyota.co m. L isten to him on S eaview AM 960 and 95.9, which can be streamed at www.seaviewam960.com every Saturday morning between 9 a.m.and 10 a.m.Regular readers of my column are familiar with the saga of my being reported to the F lorida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle department, FHSMV, as a mentally or physically incompetent driver. I became aware of this approximately two weeks after I was ticketed for speeding by a Nor th Palm Beach policeman. The letter I received from the FHSMV started out, This agency has r eceived information expressing concerns about y our ability to drive safely. P lease call the driver license office below to set up an appointment to take the vision, written, driving (in traffic) and hearing examinations. I looked into this and learned this information expressing concerns about my ability to drive was r eported to the FHSMV under a little-known F lorida law, 322.126(2), (3), which allows any person to confidentially report any other Florida driver as unable to drive safely and be held harmless from all civil or criminal liability even if the report was malicious in intent. I subsequently started a petition at www.DumbLaw .org to change this law. Ive also met with two F lorida legislators, Democr at Irv Slosberg of Boca R aton and Republican Pat Ro oney of Palm Beach Gar dens, to ask their assistance to change this law in Tallahassee. Both strongly support my position and have agreed to help me. U nder the law, thePolice take the fifth on abuse of power incident ON CARSEARL STEWART Phone (772) 465-5656 Fax (772) 465-5301Classified (772) 465-5551 Rants & Raves (772) 465-5504Circulation Inquiries 1 -866-913-6397 circulation@hometownnewsol.comV oted # 1 Community Newspaper in America in 2005, 2006, 2007. One of the top 3 in America every year since 2003. Steven E. Erlanger . . .Publisher and C.O.O. Jim Kendall . . . . . .C.E.O. Lee Mooty . . . . . . .General Manager/CFO V ernon D.Smith . . . .Managing Partner Philip J. Galdys . . . . .VP/Director of Operations T ammy A. Raits . . . .VP/Managing Editor Robin Bevilacqua . . .Human Resources Michele Muccigrosso . .National Accounts Manager Jeffrey A. 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Florida needs better protection from PIP fraudHonest Floridians pay the price for PIP fraud. Thats the takeaway from meetings I attended around the state r ecently where PIP auto insurance fraud was the topic of discussion. PIP, or personal injury protection, is insurance coverage added to your overall auto policy that is intended to pay for medical and other expenses associated with a car crash, r egardless of fault. In F lorida, a minimum of $10,000 PIP coverage is r equired with each policy. We pay the highest auto liability insurance premiums in the nation, 56 percent more than other states. U nfortunately, Florida also leads the nation in staged accidents and questionable claims, which is why the number of crashes is going down, while the number of PIP claims and the cost of those claims is going up. After receiving a PIP fraud update during the cabinet meeting in Tallahassee, Jeff A twater, Floridas chief financial officer and I participated in listening meetings with Floridians in T allahassee, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa and M iami to hear their concerns about PIP fraud and ideas for a solution. We learned that if we do nothing, the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation predicts a 29 percent PIP pure premium increase each year. While the pure premium increase directly impacts the insurer, the costs get passed down to consumers through rate hikes, since insurers must raise rates to close the gap created by r apidly increasing fraud costs. In a time when were working every day to get F loridas economy back on its feet, the last thing we need is fraudsters to cause auto insurance premiums to skyrocket and raise the cost of living in this state, something I have vowed to prevent as governor. After listening to constituents affected by PIP fraud and their solutions to the problem, I announced four pillars that must be addressed to fix PIP: fraud prevention, litigation r eform, utilization and provider reform and accountability. My expectation is that we will provide significant PIP reform this legislative session. F lorida consumers have already paid more than $800 million for PIP fraud ov er the last several years and enough is enough. F lorida needs better protections for consumers, and I am committed to holding the line on runaway premiums in order to fulfill my promise to keep the cost of living low and get our state back to work. I encourage all Floridians with ideas for fixing PIP to email me at Rick.Scott@eog.myflorida.co m or call your House and S enate members and let them know that you expect them to support PIP reform so we can reduce the cost of auto insurance in Florida. GOVERNORRICK S COTT E-mail us at: newsfp@ hometownnewsol.com FA X us at: (772) 467-4384. 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FHSMV keeps secret the name of the informant. How ever, after a little detective work, I came up with a person of interest or suspect in my case. He is a North Palm Beach policeman, the same one who ticketed me for speeding two weeks before I received the letter from the FHSMV. It turns out this officers wife was recently employed by me at my Toy ota dealership. For what I believed were good r easons, I was forced to terminate her employment. S he subsequently sued me under the EEOC for wrongful termination and my insurance company settled the case. I was also able to learn from the FHSMV the informant was a professional meaning a police officer or doctor. S ince my doctor agreed to give me a letter stating that I was 100 percent mentally and physically capable of driving a car, that left a policeman. The only policeman that Id had any dealing with in quite some time was this North P alm Beach policeman. F inally, I did take and pass all of the required driving tests, written, eye test, hearing test, driving in traffic and driving on a special course. In fact, I not only passed, I passed with flying colors. My hearing and eyesight (20/20 with glasses) were perfect. I completed all of the driving tests without a single mistake and I missed only one question on the test (I could have passed missing up to10). These findings prove that the person who reported me to the FHSMV was either mistaken or not telling the truth. Since we know that the person was a professional, it would seem unlikely that he was mistaken. F eeling the above circumstantial evidence uncovered by my detective work was overwhelming, I decided to confront the town of North Palm Beach. Through my attorney, I spoke with the vice mayor, who agreed to talk to the chief of police. When I didnt hear back for a while, I was told that the matter was being discussed with the collective bargaining entity for the police department, the PBA. After several weeks, the North P alm Beach town attorney wrote me a letter stating the towns position on my allegations. This is the pertinent part of the letter: W ith respect to the letter Mr. Stewart received from the Department of H ighway Safety and Motor V ehicles requesting that he appear for re-examination, S ection 322.126(3), Florida S tatutes, states that any r eport regarding a licensed drivers mental or physical disability to drive is confidential and exempt from disclosure pursuant to Florida public records law. The Florida Legislature has expressly determined that such reports shall not be disclosed or used for any purpose other than determining the qualification of a person to operate a motor vehicle on the highways of this state. As such, no civil or criminal action may be brought against any physician, person or agency who r eports a potential disability to the DMV, nor shall any such report be used as evidence in any civil or criminal trial or in any court proceeding. 322.126(3) & (4), Florida S tat. (2011). See also D uckworth v. State, 923 So. 2d 530 (Fla. 4th DCA 2006). The Florida Legislature has clearly determined that the overriding public interest in ensuring that all licensed drivers possess the requisite ability to operate a motor vehicle trump any concerns raised by licensed drivers regarding the circumstances surrounding the filing of such a report. I n light of the foregoing, even if the village possessed information regarding a medical report filed with the DMV concerning Mr. Stewart, the village is prohibited from disclosing the information set forth therein. A dditionally, neither y our client nor the village can utilize the report as evidence in any criminal or civil proceedings unrelated to Mr. Stewarts qualification to operate a motor vehicle. S hould you have any questions relative to the foregoing, please do not to hesitate to contact me. After reading the above, I think you can appreciate my title to this article. Most people understand that people accused of a crime in America can elect to r efuse to answer on the grounds that it might tend to incriminate them. If y ou feel the same way I do about this, taking the fifth its just another way of saying Im guilty but youll have to prove it without my cooperation. Im betting this police officer has never filed another report under this statute before in the r emote chance that he believed in good faith the driver lacked the physical or mental qualifications to drive. It s a shame, arguably disgraceful, that law enforcement in North Palm B each allows its officers to quench their personal agendas by abusing their official position and then hiding behind a statutes confidentially provisions. Im sure the confidentially provision was not made part of the stature by the legislature to allow police officers to file reports in bad faith and with no objective basis. My attorney tells me that, in spite of this statute, I have grounds to sue on the basis that this Florida statute is unconstitutional and that a judge could ov erturn this part of the law. But I dont want to sue the town of North Palm B each, the cop who r eported me or anybody else. What I do want is for the town and the police officer to do the right thing, which is to sincerely apologize. I would also like the town to take the necessary precautions to see that this never happens again to anybody else driving through the town of North Palm Beach. F riday, December 2, 2011 A8 Port St. LucieHometown NewsShelter gets boost from cosmetics companyTREASURE COAST S afespace received a $20,000 grant from Mary K ay cosmetics company to help its locations serving the Treasure Coast. S afeSpace, a nonprofit organization helping victims of domestic violence, operates shelters in Indian River, Martin and St. Lucie counties, where families can go to escape to a safe environment. On Sept. 30, after applying for a grant from the Ma ry K ay Foundation, S afeSpace received a $20,000 grant to help its facilities and toward programs to help the community. This grant is extremely important because our funding from some sources has been decreased and domestic violence is on the increase, said Art Ciasca, S afeSpace director of development. P eople are staying together because of extreme financial needs and domestic violence has become more severe. It is extremely important for us to be able to meet the needs of the victims and children who come forward. A ccording to Mr. Ciasca, the funds will be used toward the operational support of all programs at S afeSpace, including two emergency shelters for the three counties located in I ndian River and Martin C ounty. The funds will also be used for the emergency hotline that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a w eek 365 days a year. W e also have outreach services, said Mr. Ciasca. A woman doesnt move into the shelter but r eceives the safety planning and the same r esources to help her determine what she wants to do and helps her with what she is going through. The shelters are for women and children, but S afeSpace does provide help for male victims with its outreach services. W e encourage folks to escape violence; doing lots of work with women and men and exit strategies to get out of a relationship and how to do it in the safest way possible, said J udy Brothy, SafeSpace director of programs. Ms. Brothy also encourages use of its prevention program. The purpose is focusing on youth and people in healthy, non-violent relationships, defining that and creating future generations of non-violence. C urrently, all programs are free of charge. Current funding comes from the Un ited Way in the three counties, the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence and donations and grants from other organizations.By Brittany Llorentebllorente@hometownnewsol.comStewartF rom page A6 See BOOST, A9 Hypertensionby Patrick Kelly, DVM 150 N.W. 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www.HometownNewsOL.com F riday, December 2, 2011 Po rt St. Lucie A9 Photo courtesy of Treasure & Space Coast RadioGeoff Moore and Dana Daniels from 93.7 The Breeze and Barbara Cooper of the law firm Hoskins, Turco, Lloyd & Lloyd, along with nominator Carmen Robinson, present the award for the Treasure Coast Teacher of the Month to Adrienne Mendoza, an eighth-grade teacher at Southport Middle School. From left: Mr. Moore and Ms. Daniels Ms. Mendoza, Mr. Robinson, Ms. Cooper and Hamp Elliot of 93.7 The Breeze.Instructor gets Teacher of Month honorsElyse Romano, a Mary K ay independent senior sales director, wrote the r ecommendation letter to Ma ry K ay for the proposal from SafeSpace. M ary Kay asked the sales consultants and directors to give one hour of service back to our community, said Ms. Romano. Domestic violence is close to my heart. I went to a class so that I could help the victims and the more involved I got the more I saw there was a need. Ms. Romano helps to coordinate spa days for the victims at the shelters and organized a sale of lipsticks, where $1 is donated to the Mary Kay Ash Foundation and $1 goes directly to SafeSpace. Last year, the three counties helped 277 women and 274 children in the shelters that have 48 beds in each facility. The shelters provided 13,192 days of shelter. Their outr each program helped 453 men, women and children in all counties. F or more information on S afeSpace, visit www.safespacefl.org. To reach the hotline, call (800)5001119. To purchase a lipstick, visit www.marykay.com/eromano1 and put SafeSpace in the comments. PORT ST. LUCIE Adr ianne Mendoza, an eighth-grade teacher at S outhport Middle School in Po rt S t. Lucie was named Tr easure Coast Teacher of the Month on Oct. 21, by 93.7 The Breeze and attorney S teve Hoskins of the law firm H oskins, Turco, Lloyd & Lloyd. The Breeze honors a teacher who has made a difference with an official T eacher of the Month engraved award, formal presentation, pizza party for her class, a class visit to the S outh Florida Science Museum and gift basket from T eachers Pet and More. I love my students. I work them hard and many of them I challenge until they get completely frustrated with me, but we all see the r esults at the end of the year. I am so proud of each and every one of them, said Ms. M endoza. S teve Hoskins, senior partner at the law firm, has been supporting The Breeze T eacher of the Month program since its inception in fall 2010. Mr. Hoskins was pleased to make this award to Ms. M endoza because of her involvement in her students. S he is well deserving of this Teacher of the Month award. We appreciate her hard work, dedication and most of all, her passion for guiding these future leaders of our community, said Mr. H oskins. To nominate a teacher for the 93.7 The Breeze Teacher of the Month award,visit www.thebreeze.fm. F or Hometown News newsfp@hometownnewsol.comBoostF rom page A8 we re distributed to 22 envir onmental education providers or local libraries and one highway billboard was erected reaching an estimated 25,500 viewers daily. Launched in 1996, the H elping Sea Turtles Survive specialty license plate r aises money for two important programs that benefit Florida sea turtles: the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commissions marine turtle protection program and the sea turtle grants program, which distributes money back to the local level for turtle conserv ation projects. The sea turtle specialty plate is currently No. 2 in sales, having sold 76,804 plates in 2009, second only to the University of Florida specialty plate. F or more information about the turtle friendly beaches program,call (772) 462-1660,email ktgioeli@ufl.edu or visit www.helpingseaturtles.org T urtleF rom page A7 Independent Living | Assisted Living | Memory Care 2909 S. 25th Street Fort Pierce, FL 34981 (772) 466-1919 AL# 9993 www.seniorlifestyle.comLivingLifeatLakeForestParkCALL (772) 466-1919 TODAY ABOUT OUR SPECIAL FALL PRICINGFall Specials.Short Term Leases A vailable.For a limited time, we are offering a number of select independent living floor plans at rates that will save you hundreds of dollars per month. Youll enjoy a beautiful scenic area with private lake, walking trails, and many social events held daily at the centrally located Club House. 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TREASURE COAST H igh-school students and their teachers are invited to participate in the Bill of Rights Institutes sixth annual being an American essay contest. The largest contest of its kind in the country, it explores the founding principles outlined in the Constitution. The contest is administered by the Bill of Rights I nstitute, a nonprofit educational organization in the Wa shington, D.C., area devoted to educating young people about the Constitution and founding principles. The 2011-12 contest is sponsored by the History Channel. T his contest is unique in that it gives students the opportunity to think about the important founding principles communicated in our Constitution, said J ason Ross, Bill of Rights I nstitute vice president of education programs. This context is vital to helping students see their founding principles as a meaningful part of the American experiment of self-government. S pecifically, students are asked to share their thoughts on the Constitution by answering the following question: how does the Constitution establish and maintain a culture of liberty? The top three student winners from each of the five geographical regions will be awarded cash prizes of $1,000 (first place), $500 (second place) and $250 (third place). T eacher sponsors for each student winner will also receive a cash prize of $100. The contest not only honors and awards sponsoring teachers, but also equips them with free lesson plans and other supplemental materials that meet state and national academic standards so they can easily incorporate the essay contest into their classr ooms. The contest is really a tribute to the excellent work teachers do in the important task of civic education, said Mr. Ross. Mo re than 80,000 students have participated in the essay contest since it began in 2006. C omplete contest details and information, including submission criteria, lesson plans and background information on the Constitution, Bill of Rights, founders and founding principles are available at www.BillofRightsInstitute.o r g/Contest. F riday, December 2, 2011 A10 Port St. LucieHometown Newsonly problem was its illegal. On three separate occasions in November, one woman would go into a store and select an item, such as a baby stroller, and then head toward the customer service desk and meet up with the other woman. The other woman would then obtain a refund for the item that was never paid for in the first place. In all, the two women r eceived refunds of almost $700. The report doesnt explain, however, how they obtained the refunds without having paid for the items, leaving the conclusion that maybe they had phony receipts. After the third incident, they were arrested and it was all caught on video surveillance. M aybe they just didnt understand the system that you have to pay for an item in order to legally be able to obtain a refund for it.BlotterF rom page A1 ObituariesDarryl N. HolcombD arryl N. Holcomb, 50, of Po rt S t. Lucie, died Nov. 10, 2011. He was born in Hialeah and moved to Port St. Lucie 15 years ago. He is survived by his wife, D ebi; a stepson, Mike; his mother, Joyce; his father and stepmother, Ron and J oan; a sister, Cheri; three nephews, Mitchell, Michael and Matthew and a stepbrother, Jay. Arr angements by Cox Gifford Seawinds Funeral Ho me and Crematory of Vero Bea ch.Oto E. AlbrightO to E. Albright, 83, of Po rt S t. Lucie, died Nov.13, 2011. He was born in Homestead, Pa., and moved to Po rt S t. Lucie 25 years ago. He served in the U.S. N avy during World War II. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Lorrie; two daughters, Amy and S usan; two sons, Mark and T im and six grandchildren. Arr angements by All County Funeral Home & Crematory Treasure Coast Chapel.Robert E. HickeyR obert E. Hickey, 87, of Po rt S t. Lucie, died Nov.16, 2011. He was born in Syracuse, N.Y., and moved to Port St. L ucie in 2009. He was an electrical engineer. He served with the U.S. Ma ri nes during World War II. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, A. Jayne; three sons; Jeffrey, William and T imothy; two daughters, Gretchen and Tracie; a brother, Raymond; six grandchildren and one great-grandson. Arr angements by Yates F uneral Home Chapel.Glenn SchmidtGl enn Schmidt, 49, died Nov. 5, 2011. He was born in Hollywood and moved to the Tr easure Coast 34 years ago. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Frances. He is survived by two daughters, Ashley and Amanda; a son, Joshua; a sister, Linda; two brothers, Alfred and Robert and four grandchildren. Arr angements by All County Funeral Home & Crematory Treasure Coast Chapel.Ann Rita SerragoAnn Rita Serrago, 81, of Po rt S t. Lucie, died Nov. 18, 2011. S he was born in Providence, R.I., and lived in Port S t. Lucie since the 1980s. S he was a member of St. L ucie Catholic Church. S he was preceded in death by her husband, Fr ank; a son, Robert and a grandson, Thomas. S he is survived by a son, K eith; a daughter, Emily and five grandchildren. Arr angements by Yates F uneral Home.Essay contest open to high-school studentsF or Hometown News newsfp@hometownnewsol.com golden boy of Wall Street, appeared on the scene as a candidate for governor of New J ersey, voters swallowed his pitch that he knew finance and could help the state. U sing some of the hundreds of millions he cashed out when he left Goldman Sachs, he bought the election.He promptly ran the state into the ground. After he was termed out, he took over MF G lobal, and guess what?That firm is bellyup and the golden boy is seen for what he is: a fake and a failure.When in RomeA report from Rome indicates Italys economy is hampered by high-wage costs, fat government payrolls, excessive taxes, choking bureaucracy and an educational system which produces one of the lowest levels of college graduates. This should ring a bell and wake up some Americans because it sounds very much like the United States.RantsF rom page A6 FACING FORECLOSURE?Sharon Kelly Brown772-971-6747Call a Accredited Short Sale Specialist For your Confidential Consultation Av oid Bankruptcy Protect Credit Score from foreclosureding Be free of financial &emotional burdens Expires 12-31-11 Expires 12-31-11 Expires 12-31-11 Expires 12-31-11 Expires 12-31-11 Expires 12-31-11Frank and Mary W elcome Y ou! 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Po rt St. Lucie B1 STAR SCOPESJames Tucker W eek of 12-2-2011 Aries-March 21-April 19Continue to live your life with ideas that give you peace, love, health, abundance and joy. Stay centered and keep focused. You know what you want. The inspiration for g reatness is in your soul. You were born for greatness. Refuse to allow the world or negative people sidetrack you on your great mission through life.T aurus-April 20-May 20New learning and understanding is creating better results in your work and at home. Pace yourself. Pa tience is working. Read the signs that patience is working in your favor. Your job is to read the signs that favor is working in your behalf. Slow down and read the signs that favor is working for you. It is.Gemini-May 21-June 21Affirm every day that you are continually fed and protected by the unlimited good in the universe. Give thanks for the many wonderful friends who grace your life and bring so much happiness and joy. Y ou see the good in others. T hey see it in you as well. T his is the true meaning of life. Add to and savor it well.Cancer-June 21-July 21Y ou cant change another person, but you can change yourself. Keep a lighter touch when faced with lifes challenges. Keep centered and follow your great heart. Stay upbeat. Most of the things you fret about are unlikely to happen in the first place. Stay above the small stuff, take time to play and life will be good.L eo-July 23-Aug. 22Y ou make such great, wise choices. You are the center of fire in the zodiac. Its your job to give all of the rest ofSee SCOPES, B2 Po rt St .L ucieEntertainmentDining &SECTION B WWW.HOMETOWNNEWSOL.COM FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011Out &about SPEC IALEVENTS FRIDAY, DEC. 2 5 1st annual Stuart Christmas parade: Its a W onderful World. Presented by Stuart Main Street. Schools, churches, civic clubs and businesses design and build the nearly 50 spectacular lighted floats that make up the parade, along with marching bands, twirling g roups and Santa. Contestants must complete an application, available on Stuart Main Streets website at www.stuartmainstreet.org, under the sponsored events link. Submit it with the $50.00 entry fee by Oct. 17. F or more information, call (772) 2862848. T ake Back the Night will be held at 5 p.m. at the Backus Museum and Gallery. T his event is to raise awareness of womens safety. For more information, call Mindi F etterman at (561) 909-9991. F riday movies, 2-4 p.m., Fo rt Pierce library branch, 101 Melody Lane. F or more information, call (772) 4622787. F riday Fest featuring the Humdingers, 5:30 to 9 p.m., downtown Fort Pierce.FRIDAY, DEC. 2SUNDAY, DEC. 4 St. Lucie County Senior Amateur Men and Womens Golf Championship 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, Fairwinds Golf Course, 4400 Fairwinds Drive. F or more information, call (772) 462-2272.SAT URDAY, DEC. 3 Steve Solomons My Mothers Italian, My Fathers Jewish and Im Home for the Holidays, Sunrise Theatre, 8 p.m. Tickets cost $45 and $39 depending on seating. For more information, call (772) 461-4775. A visit with Santa will take place from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. for children 12 and under at the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, 2410 S.E. WestmoreSee OUT, B3Holiday festivities abundant in countyST. LUCIE COUNTY Re sidents of St. Lucie C ounty will be getting into the holiday mood this w eekend, as parades, Christmas tree lightings and more take place. In Po rt S t. Lucie, the annual Festival of Lights and tree-lighting ceremony will take place on Saturday, De c. 3 at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center to bring a sparkling start to the season. Earlier in the day, Santas Wor kshop will welcome children to the civic center from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $9. The children will make their own gifts to give for the holidays, and cookies and drinks will be available. There will be live music, r ides for the kids, arts and crafts and a car show hosted by the Stuart Corvette Club. A 6 p.m., the Port St. L ucie parade of lights will make its way through the streets of the civic center, and include floats, youth groups, bands and more. A bout 30 minutes after the parade ends, the tree in V illage Square will be lit. A dmission and parking are free to the event. The Port St. Lucie Community Center also has its halls decked, as well. There is a one-of-a-kind Winter W onderland light and sound show taking place every evening starting at 7 p .m. through Monday, Jan. 2. It is free and open to the public. The community center is located across from city hall on Airoso B oulevard. In Fo rt Pierce, the Main Str eet Association has once again put together a variety of events for Fort Pierce r esidents. The events begin at 10:30 a.m. with a Sunday service by C ommon Ground Vineyard Church. Afterward, the Sights and S ounds on Second Christmas Festival and Parade begins at 1 p.m. Sponsored by C enter State Bank, Sea-Sorority to support programs for girlsST. LUCIE COUNTY The PACE Center for G irls offers a variety of programs that can help girls obtain better futures. To help the organization achieve its goals, a local nonprofit, the Fort Pierce Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, is partnering with the PACE C enter to present a holiday dinner fundraiser on Dec. 3. W e are trying to get some extra funds for these girls, said sorority member Mildred Allen. These are young ladies who show potential, but need help with tutoring or counseling to give them a new outlook on life. The dinner will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 3 at the Beacon Life Center at the First United M ethodist Church, 260 S.W. Prima Vista Blvd. in Po rt S t. Lucie. Leggy performance Amanda Sofia of Port St. Lucie gets a leg up during a performance of Lonely Streets during Dance for Food 2011 by the Preston Contempora ry Dance Theatre W ednesday, Nov. 23 at the Port St. Lucie Community Center. The event benefited Artists F or A Cause and the T reasure Coast Food Bank.Mitch Kloorfain chief photographer By Dawn Krebsdkrebs@hometownnewsol.com See EVENTS, B3By Dawn Krebsdkrebs@hometownnewsol.com See PAC E, B4 LUNCH MENUServed 11am-4pm Daily Daily specials include Homemade Soups Salads Sandwiches Wraps Clubs Burgers and Much More!DINNER MENUIncludes a variety of Fresh Seafood Steaks Chicken Pasta Dishes & Daily Specials prepared by our Executive Chef Live Entertainment Fri & Sat Evening on Our PatioSpace heaters on our outdoor patioPo rt St.Lucie(Across from Walmart)772-343-1146Te xt WESTENDto 49675 Support Your Local MerchantsOPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 10% OFF Your Entire CheckWhen you present this ad. Daily 4pm to Close. 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F riday, December 2, 2011 B2 Port St. LucieHometown NewsDINING & ENTERTAINMENTTo ys to be collected across Treasure CoastTREASURE COAST For the 10th year, 101.3, The C oast FM, is proud to help support the Childrens H ome Society holiday toy drive, sponsored this year by BJs Wholesale Club. The Childrens Home S ociety supports, in some way, more than 9,000 foster children, spread over Martin, St Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee counties. Now, through Dec 9, 101.3 The Coast, will be begin collecting toys from offices throughout the Treasure C oast. R ather than putting out toy boxes at retail locations, 101.3 The Coast will go to local offices to collect toys. P lus, each person in the office will receive a free 60day trial membership to BJs Wholesale Club. B usinesses interested in having the Coast van come to their office to collect toys, can register at www.coast1013.com.F or Hometown News NewsFP@hometownnewsol.com us inspiration. We need to hear from you, Leo. All your other brothers and sisters need your help and your light. We are all moving forward. Please give back and g ive us your wisdom. We need your help. Virgo-Aug. 23-Sept. 22Y our mind is sharp. Use recent successes to springboard you to still higher victory. You think high thoughts. Y our heart is open. Fear is not a word in your vocabulary. Finish what you start in life and you will win your share. Do it every day and you will continue to see victory and success coming to you, my winner. Libra-Sept. 23-Oct. 22Y our spirit is stronger than ever. You have a great and open heart. Your life force is wonderful. Your desires for a gr eater and happier life prevail. Why? Its because of your wonderful spirit and trust in the universal power. If we could be more centered within ourselves life would be better for all of us. Thanks.Scorpio-Oct. 23-Nov. 21Be completely honest with yourself about what you want in life that makes you happy. Answer this question. T ake action. Run the race, come around the bend and finish the race. You are a winner. Yeah! You finished the race. Put it in your heart, open it up and go for it. Your true destiny depends on it.Sagittarius-Nov. 22-Dec. 21All the recent changes are signs of bigger and better things to come. The universe is about to increase your responsibilities. Look for advancements in the workplace. The universe wants to bless you in the season to come. Prepare for greater blessings to come from family, friends and associates who honor you.Capricorn-Dec. 22-Jan. 19Y ou have such a wonderful life force and energy. You have a free and open channel between your mind, heart and spirit. You have a guardian angel watching over you. When you have all these divine blessings working over you, you have the greatest blessings the universe has to offer. You are so deserving.Aquarius-Jan. 20-Feb.18Y our wisdom and experience continues to move you toward your dreams and goals. You make decisions based on feeling and instincts. You tap into your higher power. This gives you an edge in making right decisions. Keep it up. You now have the winning edge in your favor. Your gut always knows the truth.Pisces-Feb. 19-March 20Being completely honest with yourself about the things that make you happy is the first step toward victory over life. Do things that you love first and then share them with your family, children and friends. Refuse to do things that dont want to do. Your heart is your greatest gift. Follow your heart. It speaks truth. Special servicesF or readings, astrology charts and other services, call (772) 334-9487, e-mail jtuckxyz@aol.com. To read the Spirit Guide column, visit myhometownnews.net and click on counseling and advice.ScopesF rom page B1 PALfilling playgrounds not prisons Sponsored by Best Buy VictoryBIKES LINE UP AT 10:00 A.M. RIDE STARTS AT 11:00 A.M.RUN STARTS:Best Buy Victory-Polaris 3525 S. U.S. 1, Ft. PierceRUN ENDS:P .A.L. Center 903 South 21stStreet, Ft. Pierce ALL VENDORS ARE WELCOME~! CALL 468-6888 TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT!Electricity provided for inside vendors LIVE ENTERTAINMENTFor More Information Please Call772-468-6888or E-mail:bestbuyvictory@bellsouth.net BRING A NEW UNWRAPPED TOY OR FOOD GIFT CARDCOME AND SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL KIDSEarly Drop offat Best Buy Victory, P .A.L., and local Law Enforcement Agencies.Spaghetti Lunch for $5.00 proceeds to benefit P .A.L. 5 5 TELL EM YOU READ IT IN THE

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www.HometownNewsOL.com F riday, December 2, 2011 Po rt St. Lucie B3DINING & ENTERTAINMENTcoast National Bank and W aste Management, the activities will take place on Orange Avenue and Second Str eet in downtown Fort Pierce. A ctivities will include entertainment by Mrs. Ps D ance and Acrobatic Studio, S tar City Dance and True Cr ew Dance Company. There will also be childrens crafts, games, bounce houses, a petting zoo, art and craft vendors, and visits from Santa Claus at 1:30 p .m. and Ronald McDonald at 3:30 p.m. The Christmas parade begins at 4:30 p.m. at Tickle T ummy Hill, and then will travel south on Second Str eet to Orange Avenue, turn east to Indian River Dr ive, then finish at the River Walk Center. The parade is sponsored by the Fort Pierce Sunrise K iwanis, and this years theme is Down Home C ountry Christmas. After the parade, there will be music by the Mt. Olive I nspirational Singers, followed by the lighting of the city of Fort Pierces community Christmas tree, located at the roundabout. The Holiday Light Spectacular, a light and sound show featuring more than 100,000 lights synchronized to holiday music, will begin at Marina Square following the tree-lighting ceremony and run every night from 6 p .m. to 9 p.m. through Jan. 1.EventsF rom page B1 land Blvd. in Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 337-1959. Hobe Sound Christmas parade at 1 p.m. on southeast Bridge Road and southeast Dixie Highway. Organized by the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce. Martin County Christmas boat parade F rom 6-7:30pm. Sandsprit Park, 3343 S.E. St. Lucie Blvd. F or more information, call (772) 692-7599. Rock-a-thon, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lowes, 3620 S.E. Federal Highway, Stuart. Teams and individuals are invited to rock in rocking chairs, relay-style, to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Martin County. Funds will be used to build homes for deserving families throughout Martin County. To register or to learn about volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.HabitatMartin.org or call (772) 223-9940. Snowflakes in Paradise gala: 2 6th annual winter gala at the Stuart Yacht and Country Club. Cost is $250 per person. Contact Lori Swift on (772) 334-9311, Ext. 404 or lswift@hcc4kids.org.SUNDAY, DEC. 4 Sights and sounds Christmas festival and parade, 1-6 p.m., downtown Fo rt Pierce. Braking the Cycle Century Ride will begin at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center. Cost is $35 in advance anf $40 day of the ride. There will be 30, 60 and 1 00-mile rides available, with ride times starting at 8 a.m. Proceeds benefit the Harvest F ood and Outreach Center. For more information, call (772) 770-2665.TUESDAY, DEC. 6 The Stuart Friends of the Atlantic Classical Orchestra are planning an afternoon of music with an English Tea menu at Willoughby Golf Club from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy classical flute selections performed by Atlantic Classical Orchestra principal flautist Tina Burr and Jane Tankersley with piano accompaniment by Catherine Lan. Tickets are $50 and may be purchased online at www.acomusic.org or by call (772) 460-0850.THURSDAY, DEC. 8 The Blues Alliance of the T reasure Coast will be hosting its annual holiday partywhich will also be a fundraiser for the two bands that are going to the prestigious International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Please bring a covered dish. T here is no cover charge, and the party is open to the public. T here will be a cash bar. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Am Vets Post 92, 2230 N.E. Dixie Highway, Jensen Beach. F or directions, call (772) 3348407.FRIDAY, DEC. 9 Childrens Museum of the T reasure Coasts holiday around the world, 4-7 p.m. Members enter free of charge; seniors, adults, teens and children ages 3-12 pay $6; children 12 months to 2 years pay $3; and theres no charge for children younger than 1. At 1707 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. F or more information, please call (772) 225-7575.FRIDAY, DEC. 9SUNDAY, DEC. 11 Portraits of the Holidays at the Barn Theatre in Stuart. 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call the box office MondaysF ridays noon to 4 p.m. on (772) 287-4884. Box office is also open one hour prior to the show.SAT URDAY, DEC. 10 Holiday Extravaganza: The Humane Society of the T reasure Coast is bringing the holidays to its shelter animals. F rom 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the shelters Towl Building, 4100 S.W. Leighton Farm Ave., in Palm City. You can get some of your shopping done by exploring tables of arts and crafts. There also will be delicious baked goods. Be sure to bring your pet for photos with Santa. The best present of all might be providing a home to one of the shelter animals up for adoption. F or more information, call (772) 6003211 or visit www.hstc1.org for more information. Holiday nonprofit market, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Heathcote Botanical Gardens in Fort Pierce. Free admission for everyone. Shop for special gifts offered by Treasure Coast charities and nonprofit organizations. Season tickets, original art, fair-trade imports, memberships, unique, meaningful and handmade g ifts along with ethnic foods and holiday treats. Revenue from the holiday gifts you select will benefit the charity you purchase from. Free visits with Santa and great photo opportunities. Bowzers Rock and Roll Christmas Show, Sunrise T heatre, 8 p.m., Tickets cost $65, which includes meet and g reet or $45 and $39, depending on seating. F or more information, call (772) 4614775. St. Lucie County inaugural holiday golf tournament will take place at the St. James Golf Club. Registration is at 7:30 a.m., followed by shotgun start at 9 a.m. $80 per player. T reasure Coast Hospice holiday party will take place at the Santa Lucia River Club, 3 325 Ballantrae Blvd. in Port St. Lucie. F or more information, call (772) 462-6252. T he Well Community Church is hosting a Christmas Play called The Christmas Bee, at 12:30 p.m. This is a family fun event. The first 50 kids present will get a free stocking stuffed with toys. We will also be giving out school supplies for the next semester for free. This event will be at T he Refuge. It is located at the corner of Prima Vista and U.S. 1 in Kings Plaza, beside McDonalds. Visit www.TheWellPSL.com for more information. SAT URDAY, DE C. 10SUNDAY, DEC. 11 11th annual Raid of Fort Pierce Civil War re-enactment. F or more information, call (772) 318-8258.SUNDAY, DEC. 11TREASURE COAST A bicycle ride that will see participants travel up to 100 miles aims to bring attention to hunger on the Tr easure Coast. Ha rv est Food & Outr each Center and the Treasure Coast Cycling Association have teamed for the first of what is set to become an annual event with rides of 100, 60 and 30 miles. Their Braking the Cycle C entury Ride, Riding to be a Hunger Solution ride is scheduled for Dec. 4 and will take riders through Mar tin and St. Lucie counties. W e re looking to bring awareness about hunger and the struggles that families in our area continue to go through due to the economic crisis, said V ickie Hoyos, executive director of Harvest Food & O utreach Center. This is a vibrant community that needs to have r enewed hope, and our goal is to have the riders come out and spread that hope. C ost of participation is $35, and all proceeds benefit Harvest Food & Outr each Center, which works to help low-income residents stave off hunger and break the cycle of poverty through services such as teaching budgeting skills, providing job training and giving parenting classes. The rides will start and end at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center, where organizers will provide participants with lunch. Cy clists on the 30-mile r oute will travel to Sewalls P oint, Ocean Breeze Park and cross the Jensen beach C auseway as part of their trip. Those on the 60-mile r ide will head to Jensen B each, then Fort Pierce before returning. The 100-mile trekkers will continue on past the 60-mile stop point, travelling to Tradition in Port St. L ucie, heading south into Mar tin County and then r eturning to the civic center. There is a ride to complement each riders skill level as our riders raise funds to help the hungry, said John Goings, president of the Treasure Coast Cy cling Association. It s also an opportunity for businesses to help stave off hunger, a growing concern for many Treasure C oast families, according to information from area food pantries and nonprofits. S ponsors, such as H ometown News, have joined the effort, as has V ital Chiropractic Wellness C enter, which is supporting the 100-mile leg. W orking with the Treasure Coast Cycling Association, we hope to help r aise significant funds to help families and individuals who go hungry each and every day on the Treasure Coast, said Daniel R ukeyser, spokesman for the chiropractic center. I personally urge other businesses and individuals to get involved in the effort to break the poverty cycle on the Treasure Coast. T ogether, we can help feed the hungry and make a brighter future for those who are now struggling for a better future. F or more information, visit www.brakingthecycle100.org or www.harvestfoodoutreach.org. F riday, December 2, 2011 B4 Port St. LucieHometown NewsThe monies raised will be used to support the programs of PACE and the y outh programs of the sorority, of which there are several. W e are a community service organization serving the three-county area of Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin counties, Ms. Allen said. The sorority has two girls groups: the Delta GEMS, for high-school students and the Delta Academy, for young ladies in grades five through eight. W e have the girls do a var iety of community events, from volunteering at the annual Thanksgiving dinner to providing road clean up to reading to seniors at the Fort Pierce H ealth Care Center, she said. F or the PACE dinner, the entertainment will be a fashion show put on by girls in the PACE program. There will also be music, poetry and a silent auction. R eceiving a Pioneer of the Year award at the dinner will be the evenings honoree, St. Lucie County administrator. Faye Outlaw. We were lo oking for someone who has done quite a bit in the community, and she is a good role model for the girls, said. Ms. Allen. We wanted to show them someone they can look up to and aspire to be, so they can say, M aybe one day, I can do this. F or more information about the Fort Pierce Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority,call Ms. A llen at (772) 461-2569. 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The Martin County High School OPUS Boosters announce the Annual OPUS and Concert Choir Holiday Concert, under the direction of Ronald L. Corbin, at the Wanda H. Yarboro Performing Arts Center, at 3 p.m., doors open at 2:30 p.m. On Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $10 per person. Complimentary refreshments. F or more information, call (772) 2157346. Fifth annual St. Lucie County toy run starts at Best Buy Victory, 3525 South U.S. 1, Fo rt Pierce at 8 a.m. Leaves at 11 a.m. F or more information, call (772) 468-6888. Cabaret Concert Series held at the new Charles and Rae Kane Center, 900 S.E. Salerno Road, Stuart, by the Council on Aging of Martin County. The monthly concert series will run from December 20 11 through March 2012. Each performance will be held on a Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. Decembers concert will have the theme, Sounds of the Holidays. Tickets cost $12 for members or $15 for nonmembers. Call (772)223-7800 or visit www.kanecenter.org.MONDAY, DEC. 12 The Po rt St. Lucie Botanical Gardens membership holiday social will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, 2410 S.E. W estmoreland Blvd. F or more information, call (772) 3371 959.WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14 A Conversation With Robert Wagner at the Lyric Th eatre in downtown Stuart at 7 p.m. Event will benefit the Humane Society of the T reasure Coast. Mr. Wagner will host a meet-and-greet after the show, inviting ticket holders to the new Lyric Flagler Center. Mr. Wagner is one of the most popular and successful stars in the entertainment industry, boasting three hit series and an impressive list of both feature and television films. Tickets cost $100 and are available from the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast. It includes the meet-and-greet reception, beverages and hors doeuvres. F or more information, call Jackie Ranaldo on (772) 600-3211. Buy your show tickets from the Lyric Theatre box office or call (772) 286-7827 for additional details. Second Wednesday Artwalk, 5-8 p.m., downtown Fo rt Pierce. Art Mundo, Art Wednesday, 5-8 p.m., open house with refreshments. F or more information, go to www.artmundo.org. Jazz Jams will be held from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, 2410 W estmoreland Blvd. in Port St. Lucie. F or more information, call (772) 460-5299.FRIDAY, DEC. 16 Po rt St. Lucie High School Bands winter concert will be at 7 p.m. at Port St. Lucie High School, 1201 Jaguar Lane in Po rt St. Lucie. Tickets are $5. F or more information, call (772) 337-6770.SAT URDAY, DEC. 17 Sinbad at the Sunrise T heatre, 8 p.m. F or more information, call (772) 4614775. Making ornaments art class will be held for adults from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and for kids from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Oxbow Eco-Center, 5 400 St. James Blvd. in Port St. Lucie. Cost is $20 and includes all supplies. Reservations are required. F or more information, call (772) 785-5833.TUESDAY, DEC. 20 A Taste of Jensen from 5:30-8 p.m. Come experience all the varieties of food and beverage Jensen Beach has to offer as local restaurants offer specials and show off their best. F or more information, call (772) 334-3444.WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21 The National Touring Production of A Christmas Carol, Sunrise Theatre, 7 p.m. T ickets cost $35 and $39 depending on seating and $15 for children 12 and under.SUNDAY, DEC. 27 State Ballet Theater of Russia presents The Nutcracker, Sunrise Theatre, 7 p.m. Tickets cost $55 and $45 depending on seating. For more information, call (772) 461-4775.BARS AN D CL UBS FRIDAY, DEC. 2 Cobbs Landing 200 N. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce, Alex Kash, 6-10 p.m. (772) 460-9014. Conchy Joes Seafood 3 945 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach, Reggae by Rainfall, 8 p.m. to midnight. (772) 334-1130. Crawdaddys 1949 N.E. Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach, Call for performers. 8 p.m.-midnight. (772) 2253 444. Finz Waterfront Grille, 4290 S.E. Salerno Road, Port Salerno. (772) 283-1929. Hutchinson Island Marriott Resort Tiki Bar, 555 N.E. Ocean Blvd., Hutchinson Island, (772) 225-3700. Manatee Island Bar & Grill, 4817 S.E. Dixie Highway, Po rt Salerno. Robbie Bullard, 8 p.m. (772) 872-7288. T he Original Tiki Bar & Restaurant 2 Ave. A, Fort Pierce, Live music 5-9 p.m. (772) 461-0880. Pirates Loft 4307 S.E. Bayview St., Stuart. OPM, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (772) 2235 048. Rinellis Yellow Tail. Live music, 101 Second Street, Fort Pierce. (772) 466-5474 T radewinds Restaurant & Lounge, Captain Ron, 6:309:30 p.m. (772) 621-0822. T ropical Jerk Restaurant, Enjoy live Reggae Music from 6-9 p.m. 722 S U.S. 1, Fort Pierce. (772) 466-5517.SATURDA Y, DEC. 3 Bogeys & Stogeys 1032 S.E. Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Call for performers. (772) 337-7778. Caf Crme 1068 S.E. Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie, 68:30 p.m. (772) 337-2111. Conchy Joes Seafood 3 945 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach, Reggae by Rainfall, 8 p.m. to midnight. (772) 334-1130. Crawdaddys 1949 N.E. Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach, Call for performers, 7:30-11:30 p.m. (772) 2253 444. Courtyard Marriot in Jensen Beach 10978 S Ocean Drive, Jensen Beach. Capt. Ron will be Poolside from 4-8 p.m. (772) 229-1000 Finz Waterfront Grille, 4290 S.E. Salerno Road, Port Salerno. (772) 283-1929. Kings Head Pub, 2838 S.W. Po rt St. Lucie Blvd. Call for performers. (772) 340-1223. Manatee Island Bar & Grill, 4817 S.E. Dixie Highway, Po rt Salerno. Jason Montero, 8 p.m. (772) 872-7288. T he Original Tiki Bar & Restaurant 2 Ave. A, Fort Pierce, live music 5-9 p.m. (772) 461-0880. Pirates Loft 4307 S.E. Bayview St., Stuart. Move the Dog Band, 8:30 p.m. 12:30 a.m. (772) 223-5048. Rinellis Yellow Tail. Live music. 101 Second Street, Fort Pierce. (772) 466-5474.SUNDAY, DEC. 4 Cobbs Landing 200 N. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce, www.HometownNewsOL.com F riday, December 2, 2011 Po rt St. Lucie B5OutF rom page B4 Photo courtesy of the Boys and Girls ClubCharles Cuomo, 2011 Man and Youth Award winner, and Melanie Wiles, director of development.Club celebrates its 17th yearST. LUCIE COUNTY The Boys & Girls Club of S t. Lucie County held its annual meeting at its newest clubhouse, the Chuck Hill U nit, on Oct. 19 and celebrated the beginning of the clubs 17th year. No rm P enner, executive director and Nate Spera, president of the board, awarded the clubs strategic partners, top sponsors and club supporters for their outstanding service. Mo re than 60 guests came out to celebrate. The Chuck Hill Unit was unveiled during the event in honor of retired Principal Chuck Hill. The Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie County began in 1994 when Mr. Hill and then Mayor Bob Minsky, got together to address a need for afterschool activities. In 1994, Mr.Hill was principal of Port St. Lucie Elementary School. Three years ago, the school was torn down after sustaining hurricane damage. For tunately, for the Boys & G irls Club, the storms left the cafeteria/auditorium standing and thanks to a partnership with the school district, it has become a site for a fifth clubhouse. Christine Epps received the Woman & Youth award at the event. Ms. Epps was honored as a champion for children in S t. Lucie County. She first came on the radar of the Bo ys & Girls Club in her role as director of a juvenile justice intervention program working out of the sheriffs office. At the time, the community was working through the C ommunity That Cares process that was the early form of the Executive R oundtable. Ms. Epps was the first and only executive director to lead the roundtable. In her role, the community has begun to tackle some of the most important and critical issues that the community faces, including gangs, truancy, substance abuse and health issues. Charles Cuomo received the Man & Youth award. Mr. C uomo is someone in the community who has worked hard to make sure the special needs of families and children are met. R ecently retired from the S t. Lucie County School District, Mr. Cuomo has a stellar reputation as a great teacher, administrator, fundraiser and champion for children. In his 40-plus teaching career, taking him from W estwood High School to Po rt St. Lucie High School to most recently, Forest Grove Mi ddle School, his imprint can be seen vividly in the eyes and the heart of his students, in the enthusiasm and professionalism of his staff and in the Boys & Girls Club and his years as president of the board. Among his many accomplishments are the successful opening of the new Port S t. Lucie High School, giving that growing community its o wn high school and identity. In his role as fundraiser, he built the schools football stadium and paid it off in r ecord time. As an administrator, he brought Forest Grove Middle School from a failing school to a B school. The Boys & Girls Club of S t. Lucie County is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the youth of the community. By providing a safe place to learn and grow, as well as life-enhancing programs and character developing experiences, the club strives to inspire and enable all members, especially those who most in need, to realize their full potential as productive, r esponsible and caring citiz ens. W ith 19 locations throughout the county, Boys & Girls Club programs serve a diverse group of kids, ages 5-18. The more than3,000 members come from a variety of backgrounds. R each the club by calling (772) 460-9918,visiting www.bgcofslc.org or by becoming a fan at www.facebook.com/bgcofslc.com. F or Hometown News NewsFP@hometownnewsol.com See OUT, B8 Mon Sat 7:30am 2:30pm Sun 7:30am 2:00pmExpires 10-27-11 Mon.-Fri. Only Expires 10-27-11 Mon.-Fri. Only Expires 10-27-11 Mon.-Fri. OnlyMELSMORNINGSIDE CAFE 335-5929NOW OPEN ON MONDAYS With Home F ries or Grits, T oast & JellyMust Present Coupons. Mon-Fri till 10am. Expires 12/8/11$3152 Eggs Any StyleOr Sausage, Home Fries or Grits, T oast & JellyWith 2 Pancakes or French Toast & 2 Bacon or SausageMust Present Coupons. Mon-Fri till 10am. Expires 12/8/11$3992 Eggs With BaconMust Present Coupons. Mon-Fri till 10am. Expires 12/8/11$3992 Eggs Any Style6-oz with Swiss Cheese & Grilled Onions served on NY Rye Bread with F rench Fries & Coffee-Tea-SodaMust Present Coupons. Mon-Fri till 10am. Expires 12/8/11$565P atty MeltServed with F rench Fries, Coffee-Teaor SodaMust Present Coupons. Mon-Fri till 10am. 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F riday, December 2, 2011 B6 Port St. LucieHometown NewsScholarships available to college studentsTREASURE COAST Ev ery year, thousands of students looking for financial assistance to help them better afford a college education benefit from scholarships provided through the I ndian River State College F oundation. Last year, nearly 1,800 students were awarded $1.8 million in scholarships to help them further their educational goals. The scholarship application period for new and r eturning students for the 2012-13 school year began O ct. 1. W ith hundreds of unique scholarships to apply for, every IRSC student should take the time to see what scholarships may be available to them through the IRSC Foundation. There are many opportunities to qualify for a scholarship. Scholarships are awarded based on career interests, academic achievement, organizational affiliation, county of residence and other criteria. The deadline to apply is Ja n. 31. Information and scholarship applications are available online at www.irscfoundation.org. In addition, IRSC students who plan to graduate in D ecember or May, June or A ugust 2012 and transfer to a university may be eligible for transfer scholarships. A pplications for the transfer scholarships are also available and the deadline is J an. 31. F or more information,call (772) 462-4786 or visit www.irscfoundation.org. F or Hometown News NewsFP@hometownnewsol.com Y our Purchase of$2500or moreNot valid with any other offer or discount.Offer expires on 12/31/11. Limit one coupon per family/dayCode 4015 464 SW Port St.Lucie Blvd.,PSL772-323-2222www.NutritionSmart.com Mon.-Sat.9am to 9pm Sun.10am 7pm YOUR HEALTHY SUPERMARKET AND DISCOUNTED VITAMIN CENTERPORT ST. 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If youre over the age of 40 or have a family history of glaucoma, we recommend you schedule a comprehensive eye examination at Fier Eye Care and Surgery Center. We have state of the art diagnostic equipment to successfully diagnose, monitor and manage glaucoma.Fier Eye Care & Surgery Center would like to invite you in for a more complete eye examination. Hours of operations Tuesday to Saturday 9:00 am 5:00 pm Our services are for out-patients only over 4 years old. Walk-in patients are welcome ABOUT DOCTORCarlos R.Arguello,MD,was born in Costa Rica. He graduated from the Peoples Friendship University Medical School in Moscow,Russia in 1972. In 1977 he complete a Family Practice residency Program,sponsored by Tallahassee Memorial Hospital and Florida State University. He worked at the Hospitals of Quincy,Meriana, Madison and Fort Lauderdale.He was head of the General Medicine Department of the Oakwood Psychiatric Hospital in West P alm Beach. His goal is to improve the health of his patients,he offers that with current edge medical knowledge,personal attention and the best warm personal care. Y ou Deserve the Best! 1803 SEPort St.Lucie Blvd.,Port St.Lucie,FL34952 Phone:772-337-3334 Fax:772-337-3360We take patient with no Insurance We Speak English,Russian and SpanishCarlos R.Arguello,MD ~ GENERALMEDICINE Adult Medicine Smoking Cessation Program Gynecology Services and P ap Smears Hypertension Control Diabetes Control Obesity Control Electro ~ Echocardiogram Clinical Laboratory Ultrasounds DNA ~ Paternity T est Minor Surgery Skin Care772-205-8828 FOR YOUR INFORMATION SERVICES OFFERED H ealth 759942W ellness Dr J. Paul Mahfood is Board Certified in Rheumatology and Internal Medicine. He practices the full spectrum of Rheumatology to include vasculitis, all types of Connective Tissue Diseases, Juvenile and Adult Rheumatoid Arthritis, F ibromyalgia and all other Musculoskeletal Disorders. Minor surgical procedures such as joint and soft tissue injections and skin biopsies. Nonsurgical Pain Management complements his practice. Office services such as Computer Radiography for Joint Xrays, Nerve Conduction Studies for neuropathies are also offered. Being an Internist, Pharmacologist and Rheumatologist, Dr. Mahfoods approach is Global. Patients, therefore, can expect a thorough and comprehensive exam, evaluation and treatment plan. M edicare and all PPOs accepted. Accepting new patients.Rheumatology A ssociatesof South Florida J. Paul Mahfood, MD, MS549 NWLake Whitney Place, Suite 101, Port St. Lucie,Fl 34986 C all for Appointment 772-879-2228 M on.-Fri. 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Sabal Palm Denture Center8906 S.Federal Highway,PSL Village Corner Plaza772-335-1162J ames L.Strawn,D.D.S.Serving the Treasure Coast Since 1987Call Now to Schedule Your Free, No Obligation ConsultationShow Your Best Smile! 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The problem I have with being in Florida for the holidays is that its simply too warm. No snow. No ice. No walking out the door and seeing your own breath. It just doesnt feel like Christmas when Im in short sleeves and Bermuda shorts. Thankfully, there is a place in Orlando where one can feel the chill of 9air while walking through tons of ice sculpted into a Shrek Christmas theme, play in snow and toss snowballs at targets, watch high-spirited performances of your favorite Christmas tunes along with some new ones, or just unwind and relax. If you prefer something warmer, y ou can even bring your clubs and thaw out on the links or soak up the sun at the pool. That place is the Gaylord P alms Resort and Convention C enter. It is holding its new Dr eamWorks Experience through Jan. 2 and packages start at $149. F or years now, Gaylord P alms has held ICE!, an adventure in which you don parkas and spend about 30 minutes or so walking amid some of the most wonderful ice sculptures ever carved. This year, the resort has teamed with DreamWorks to create a new theme where everyone becomes an honorary ogre, joining Shrek, Pr incess Fiona and their friends for a Shrek the Halls adventure. B efore experiencing ICE!, I r ecommend filling your belly. The Shrek feast in Villa de F lora is a character breakfast buffet fit for a king. Hungry ogres can feast on made-toorder omelets, waffles, fruits, meats, pastries and breads, eggs, cereals, grits, potatoes and much more. You must try the swamp juice. Once your stomach is filled and youre ready to enjoy some real cold at ICE!, or as the people I bumped into from Michigan called it, a mild fall afternoon, youll need a parka (the resort provides these), your mittens, a scarf and your camera. In this attraction, you will see all of your favorite characters from the Shrek series of movies and specials. Yo u ll join Shrek, Fiona, Donkey, Gingy, Puss in Boots and the rest of the cast from F ar Far Away, as they celebrate Christmas in their own special way. There are even ice slides. It s amazing how fast a slide is when its made of frozen water. My family had a couple of races to see who was the quickest. Between the laughing and cheating to get a head start, we never did determine an undisputed winner. After the chilly temperatures in ICE!, head over to K ung Fu Panda Awesome SNOW, which feels like a day at the beach, but with snow. The room, kept at a comfortable 55, is filled with 130 tons of fresh groomed snow. The K ung Fu theme has slides, forts and lots of targets to blast with snowballs. You can even make your own snowman or a snow angel. The fun doesnt end there. Y ou can test your gingerbread house decorating skills at G ingys Gingerbread Decorating or enjoy Puss in Boots, the newest DreamWorks 3D movie. Youll get your picture taken with the star of the show and delight in gourmet theater food and beverages. If the warmth of a fairway is more to your liking, Celebration Golf Club has partnered with Gaylord Palms to provide an incredible and unique golf experience. At Celebration, Gaylord guests enjoy a true country club experience. In addition to special tee times and rates, y ou get use of your own locker room for the day. This par-72 track is one of only three courses in the world designed by Robert Tr ent Jones and his son R obert Trent Jones Jr. The course reflects the best these award-winning architects have created around the world. The result is a parkland-style course with undulating topography. There are five sets of tees, including a set specifically designed for beginners and young golfers. Fr om the very first tee, you will see that Celebration puts a premium on approach shots. The elder Jones philosophy, that every hole should be a difficult par but easy bogey, is very evident. The complexity of the greens allows you room to miss, but most are well guarded. While the course features a great variety of holes, its the closing ones that really stand out. You will play a short, nearly drivable par-4, a long daunting par-3, a par-4 that r equires plenty of strategy and finish with the longest hole on the course. A match can quickly turn on any of these holes. Dont ask me how I know. No matter what your holiday desires may be, between the Gaylord Palms with its DreamWorks Experience and Celebration Golf Club, you can cool off or heat up in a most delightful way. F or more information visit, www.ChristmasAtGaylordP alms.com www.CelebrationGolf.com J ames Stammer has been an avid golfer and golf enthusiast for nearly 40 years.He hosts the Thursday Night Golf Show on WSTU 1450-AM.Contact him at stammergolf@yahoo.com. Snowy, cold inside warm, green outside GOLFJAMES STAM MER www.HometownNewsOL.com F riday, December 2, 2011 Po rt St. Lucie B7Run for cystic fibrosis Stephen Harris of Port St. Lucie makes his way up the first of two uphill legs of the Beach to Bar 5K from Stuart Beach to Carsons Tavern Saturday, Nov. 26. The event raised more than $8,000 for c ystic fibrosis with more than 350 runners and walkers participating.Mitch Kloorfain chief photographer GA TORTRACEGOLF&COUNTRYCLUB 4302 Gator Trace Dr., Ft. 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Matrix, 4-8 p.m. (772) 4609014. Conchy Joes Seafood 3 945 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. Reggae by Rainfall, 7-10 p.m. (772) 3341130. Finz Waterfront Grille 4290 S.E. Salerno Road, Port Salerno, (772) 283-1929. Manatee Island Bar & Grill, 4817 S.E. Dixie Highway, Po rt Salerno. Floridian Band at the Tiki Bar, 3 p.m. (772) 87272 88. Pirates Loft, 4307 S.E. Bayview St., Stuart, Reggae with Frenz, 2-6 p.m. (772) 2235 048. W ahoos on the Waterfront, 400 N.W. Alice Ave., Stuart, features various classic rock bands, 4:30-8:30 p.m. (772) 692-2333. MONDAY, DEC. 5 OMalleys, 2721 Morningside Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Call for performers. (772) 3373 090. Rinellis Yellow Tail: T rivia nights at 7 p.m. 101 Second St., Fort Pierce. (772) 4665474.TUESDAY, DEC. 6 Cowboys BBQ & Steak Co 2 902 S.E. Gran Parkway, Stuart, Capt. Ron from 8-11 p.m. (772) 2 87-8100. Finz Waterfront Grille 4290 S.E. Salerno Road, Port Salerno. Every Tuesday, Ronnie, the One Man Band, 8:30-11:30 p.m. (772) 283-1929. Kings Head Pub, 2838 SW Po rt St. Lucie Blvd. Hypnotist Rich Alexander, 8-9 p.m. Free admission. Call (772) 3401223. Original Coconut Bar open Mic with Rich from 9 p.m.-midnight. 4787 S.E. Dixie Highway, Stuart. (772) 2191 945. T he Original Tiki Bar & Restaurant 2 Ave. A, Fort Pierce, Dynamic Entertainment T rivia at 7 p.m. (772) 4610880. Santos Italian Restaurant St. Lucie West, across from Kings Isle, Dom The kid from Brooklyn Dinatra performs from 6-8 p.m. Great food and g reat live music. Family environment. Call (772) 3449755.WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7 Finz Waterfront Grille 4290 S.E. Salerno Road, Port Salerno. Every Wednesday, open mic night, 8:30-11:30 p.m. (772) 283-1929. Hutchinson Island Marriott Resort Tiki Bar, 555 N.E. Ocean Blvd., Hutchinson Island. Call (772) 225-3700. Mickey Finns Comedy Night, 269 Port St. Lucie Blvd., Po rt St. Lucie. 8 p.m., no cover. (772) 873-5522 for reservations. Rinellis Yellow Tail, free wine-tasting 6-7:30 p.m. Exclusive on-premise wines available. Dinner for two and a select bottle of wine, $35. 101 Second St., Fort Pierce. (772) 466-5474. Sonnys Real Pit Barbeque, 10180 South U.S. 1, Po rt St. Lucie. 5-9 p.m. Child eats free with adult entree. Bingo, prizes, games trivia, face painting and music with AJ the D J. T hirsty Turtle, 28 25 S.W. Po rt St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie, Davee Bryan, 7:45-11 p.m. (772) 344-7774. W ahoos on the Waterfront, 400 N.W. Alice Ave., Stuart, various solo artists, 69:30 p.m. (772) 692-2333.THURSDAY, DEC. 8 Archies Seabreeze 401 S. Ocean Drive, Fort Pierce, jazz and steak night every Thursday, 710 p.m. (772) 460-3888. Conchy Joes Seafood 3 945 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. The Nouveaux Honkies, 7-10 p.m. (772) 334113 0. Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House, 140 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. (772) 781-5236. Finz Waterfront Grille 4290 S.E. Salerno Road, Port Salerno. Every Thursday, guitarist Darrell Gwinn, 5-8 p.m. (772) 283-1929 Dresa, Asian fusion U.S.1 and Kanner Highway, Stuart. Capt. Ron will perform from 7:30-10:30 p.m. (772) 2886262. Rinellis Yellow Tail Bike Night in downtown Fort Pierce. 6-9 p.m. Music, Prizes, 50/50 V endors. (772) 466-5474. Sonnys Barbeque, 3120 S. U.S. 1, Fort Pierce, Family day, face painting, Music by AJ the D J, bingo, games and trivia. 5-9 p.m. For more information, call (772) 468-9068. F riday, December 2, 2011 B8 Port St. LucieHometown NewsHoliday cheer to be delivered to service members TREASURE COAST For the fifth year, the American R ed Cross Palm BeachesTr easure Coast region, joins in kicking-off the Holiday M ail for Heroes program, a national Red Cross partnership with Pitney Bowes, dedicated to delivering holiday cheer to American service members this holiday season. The program, launched this week and running until De c. 9, provides the public with the opportunity to send a touch of home to the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces, many of whom will be far away from home during the holidays, and the nations veterans and their families. Acr oss the American Red Cross Palm Beaches-Treasure Coast region, local Red Cross offices will be hosting card signings, cardmaking events and asking for donations of new holiday cards, which will be delivered to military bases and hospitals, veterans hospitals and other locations during the holidays. The Red Cross and Pitney Bowes will screen cards for hazardous materials, sort and package the cards and deliver them across the world. Pitney Bowes is donating all screening, packaging and shipping for the program. The Red Cross will mobilize hundreds of volunteers to sort and box cards for delivery to service members, veterans and their families throughout November and December. F or more information about the Holiday Mail for Her oes program,visit www.redcross.org/holidaymail.F or Hometown News NewsFP@hometownnewsol.com Early signers Photo courtesy of Indian River State CollegeEarly signers from the Indian River State College baseball team, back row, from left: Eric Sams, KShawn Smith, Jordan Robinson, Mark Donato and Eros Modena. Softball early signers, front row from left: Sarah Read, Christen Moon and Melanie Oliver. Three IRSC swim team members committed to early signings, from right: Jared Pike, Sarah DAntoni and Christoper Reall (not pictured). These student-athletes have all committed to early signings with top schools around the nation at the start of the NCAA early signing period. OutF rom page B5 PORT ST. LUCIE OFFICEFORECLOSURES HOYT C. MURPHY, INC REALTORS PORT ST. LUCIE OFFICE 7202 S. U.S. #1 PORT ST. LUCIE. FL 34952772-878-3200NO TRANSACTION FEES JUST QUALITY SERVICE. LARGE Crossword Puzzle Answers located in Classified Section

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Frank V.Rizzo, deceased, whose date of death was September 15th, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for St. Lucie County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 700 Fort Pierce, FL 34954.The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with the Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE FOR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate must file their claims with the Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DA TE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. 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Box 700, Ft.Pierce, FL 34954.The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DA TE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is November 25, 2011. P ersonal Representative: Geneva Edmond 2497 SW Independence Rd., Port St.Lucie, Florida 34953 Attorney for Personal Representative: Kev an Boyles, Esquire Attorney for Geneva Edmondson, Florida Bar Number:285854, 319 8th St., West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Telephone: (561) 833-2472 Fax: (561) 837-6611 E-Mail:kb@boyleslawfirm .com Pubs:Nov.25, & Dec.2, 2011 DONATE YOUR CAR! Breast Cancer Research F oundation.Most highly r ated breast cancer charity in America! Tax deductible / Fast, Free Pick-up! 1-888-380-2077 CASH FOR CARS: All Cars/ Trucks Wanted. Running or Not! Top Dollar Paid.We Come To Y ou! Any Make/Model. 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All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DA TE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this notice is December 2, 2011. P ersonal Representative: Larry W.Reeves 2451 N.Deer Valley Drive, Midland, Michigan 48642 Attorney for Personal Representative: Marian Pearlman Nease Florida Bar No.333700 Berger Singerman, 2650 N.Military Trail, #240 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 Telephone:(561) 241-9500 Pubs:Dec.2, & Dec.9, 2011 PORT ST LUCIE2 furnished rooms w/ house privileges, private bath, utilities, cable, non drinker/smoker/drugs $100/wk per room 772-873-5406 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR ST.LUCIE COUNTY, STATE OF FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE:ESTATE OF HILDAGARDE C. W ALPORT, Deceased. Case No.: 562011CP001220(S2) NOTICE OF CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: Y ou are hereby notified that an order of Summary Administration has been entered in the Estate of Hildagarde C.Walport, deceased, File Number: 562011CP001220(S2), is pending in the Circuit Court for St.Lucie County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O.Box 700, Fo rt Pierce, Florida 34954;that the total cash v alue of the Estate is $26,000.00, and that the names and addresses to those to whom it has been assigned by such Order is:Patricia Flynn, P. O. Box 37, 24 Howell Place, Speaonk, NY 11972 Gemma Murphy, 113 Isabelle Street, Metuchen, NJ 08840 Stuart Stravitsch, 98 To wn Farm Road, New Milford, CT 06776 P atrick Fitzgerald, 248 South Alder Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 Maureen Kunzler, 39 Sandhill Road, J amesburg, NJ 08831 Margaret Cheng, 139 Pitney Street, Sayre, PA 18840 John Fitzgerald, Arts Condominium, Apt 932, 1324 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT:All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice m ust file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DA TE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DA YS AFTER THE DA TE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims against the decedents estate must file a claim with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DA TE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice PORT ST.LUCIEVista St.Lucie, 1br/1ba, 55+, beautiful clubhouse, quiet neighborhood, $600/mo 772-529-7847 PORT ST.LUCIE 3 bdrm, 2 baths 24hr.Gym, Gated. $769/mo.includes water + $250 Deposit WAC. Se Habla Espanol 772-335-5000 COCOA2BR/2BA 1st floor condo, New A/C v aulted ceilings, newly painted, tile throughout, this is a steal at $750/mo 321-446-8728 HOBE SOUND SEA PINES. 55+.2br/ 2ba w/garage.W/D.No smoking/ pets.$850/mo. incl.cable 802-878-3064. See photos online www. HomeTownNewsOL.com Ad # 61918. VERO BEACH2br/1ba Spacious condo, Fully equipped, Walk to Miracle Mile & South Beach. P ets ok.Reasonable r ates 772-978-7692 ST LUCIE WEST furnished, 4-br/2-ba/2-cg gated comm.Large pool/spa $2200/mo.No pets, no smoking Lawn & pool maint inc 1-215-493-8115 STUART 55+ Cedar P oint 1/1.5, upgraded, tile/carpet, laundry rm, all amenities, $595/mo (cable, water & trash includ) 305-333-6702 STUART Conquistador, 2/2, furnd, totally remodeled, 1st floor garden apt $1,950/ 3 mo.Utilities included 772-214-6032 SEBASTIAN Exceptionally exquisite executive lakefront home in gated community w/ amenities.4/3/3, minutes to intracoastal, beaches & I-95.$1800/mo. Bkr/own 321-723-0609 See photos online www.HometownNewsOL. com (Ad # 62430) NORTH FLORIDA 5 acres to 120 acres priced from $875/acre to $2100/acre.Baynard W ard or Chuck Davis (800) 805-7566 Daniel Crapps Agency, Inc., Realtor STUART 4br/2ba/2cg f enced, open split floor plan.Community pool/ boat dock.A+ schools, Nr I-95.Pets ok.$1800/ mo 561-644-2866 VERO BEACH 4/4/3 pool, luxury home, tile throughout, gourmet kitchen.In gated comm unity.4200 sqft.total. $1800/mo 772-569-6956 ML Executive Realty Inc. www. MLexecutiverealty.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR ST.LUCIE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 562011CP001162FM IN RE:ESTATE OF ARNOLD L.GORDON, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of Arnold L. Gordon, deceased, whose date of death was A ugust 31, 2011 and whose Social Security n umber is xxx-xx-5992, is pending in the Circuit Court for St.Lucie County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Post Office Box 700, Ft.Pierce, Florida 34954.The names and addresses of the P ersonal representative and the Personal Representatives Attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this Notice is required to be served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DA TE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is November 25, 2011. P ersonal Representative: Leigh Ann Jaffe 6605 NW 75 Place Parkland, FL 33067 Attorney for Personal Representative: Michael J.Moskowitz Florida Bar No.:239313 3831 Ottawa Lane Cooper City, FL 33026 954-661-5260 Pubs:Nov. 25, & Dec.2, 2011 32FOURWINDS Infinity Class A, 1 br, 60k, 2TVs. Sleeps 6, full kitchen. Loaded, runs great! $17,900 772-778-7374 FORT PIERCESouth 1Br/1Ba furnished mobile home, small quiet park No pets Includes water & garbage $475/mo + $300 Sec 772-240-2263 or 772-878-1855 CHEVY Blazer LS, 6 cyl, 4 dr., sunroof, power windows/locks, good tires and runs great.Mint cond.772-353-5551 P ALM CITY 1-br/1-ba C/H/A, across street from ri ve r, large yard in Light house Point.A+ schools $500/mo 904-716-8870R VS NEEDED! Buy, Consign or Trade. Giant Recreation World. 888-863-8503 Don x150 FORD Windstar1999, 129k miles, cold a/c, power windows& locks, cd, excellent condition $1900.772-807-9114 DONATE YOUR Car, Tr uck or Boat to Heritage f or the Blind.Free 3 Day V acation, Tax Deductibl e, F ree Towing, All P aperwork Taken Care Of.1-888-703-7226 FORT PIERCE 55+ Inlet House condo.2br/1ba, 1st floor.Refurbished. Condo approval required. W ater, sewer, garbage & pool.$550/mo. John Svec Owner/Broker. 772-577-0240 MOTORHOMES and TRAVEL TRAILERS---------------------Paying $$ CASH $$Immediately ---------------------For details call386-677-5588 GEORGIA LANDFINAL LIQUIDATION SALE! 75% sold, Beautiful 1acre-20acres homesites.Wonderful weather, low taxes, Augusta Area, (Washington County). Starting $2000/acre, Financing from $199/month. Owner 706-364-4200 T OP CASH F or Cars, Any Car / Truck, Running or Not.Call for Instant offer:1-800-454-6951 TWIN VEE Catamarans Y ear-End Closeout 19 Bay Cat-115 Suzuki Trl$24,795 Less 20% $19,836 22Bay Cat-140 Suzuki Trl-$31,595 Less 20% $25,276 Free Delivery in Florida Astor Marine 24535 State Rd 40 Astor,FL 32102 1-352-759-3655 2011 LEXUS ES350 2,000 miles, blue, GPS, sunroof & much more $36,500 772-562-2887 or 772-567-1225 INDIALANTIC 3Br/2Ba, 1 car garage w/ pool, fenced in yard, 3 houses from beach $1350/mo.321-373-6255 Y AMAHA MAJESTY Only 790 miles, like new many extras, Must see! $4250.Located in Sebastian.Call 717-253-7889 Public sale notice is hereby given that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below under the Florida Self Storage F acility Act.Florida Statute Section(s) 83.801 83.908.The undersigned will sell at public sale by competitive bidding starting at 11:00 a.m.Saturday, December 17, 2011 at St.James Self Storage, 600 N.W. Airoso Blvd, Port St. Lucie, FL 34983.The f ollowing all consists of miscellaneous goods: Unit# Name G315 Gary Finamore I506 Lawrence Lockett All purchases are sold as is.All purchases must be paid in cash and removed from the premises by end of the business day.Pubs:Dec.2, & Dec.9, 2011 A LL AUTOS WANTED! Will beat all offers, cash paid for any car any condition running or not.Free To wing.772-410-7598 W ANTEDDecent Vehicles 1996-2011 Immediate Cash.Local dealer will come to you. 772-321-5455 Alison Auto Brokers FORT PIERCE 2BR/2.5BA New Luxurious To wnhome Comm. Dont miss out on ourSPECIAL 772-332-4611 INDIAN RIVER Estates Fo rt Pierce 2/2/1 Large scrn porch, huge yard. Kitchen appl.& W/D incl. Refs req.$850/mo $850 deposit.772-461-1897 EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY PUBLISHERS NOTICE All rental and real estate advertising in the Hometown News is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Law which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitations or discrimination based on r ace, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin or any intention to make such preference, limitation or discrimination.In addition, the Fair Housing Ordinance prohibits discrimination based on age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression.We will not not knowingly accept any advertising which is in violation of the law.All persons are herby infor med that all dwellings are availible on an equal basis. FORT PIERCE RENT TO O WN! 1Br 3Br homes starting at $395/ mo.772-882-4071 20 ACRES To Live On ONLY $99/mo. $0/Down. No Credit Checks, Money Back Guarantee, Owner Financing.Near Growing El Paso Texas.Beautiful Mountain Views! F ree Color Brochure. 1-800-843-7537 www.sunsetranches.comRENT TO OWN!FORT PIERCETr av el trailer in a 55+ park.Pay lot rent $350 + utilities for 6 yrs 772-359-5231 or 305-338-5063 FLORIDA KEYS Marathon. Luxurious Oceanfront vacation homes. 4-6 Bedrooms. Private Pool, hot tub, docks & more! Start Planning Your Winter Vacation Now! 1-888-564-5800 american-paradise.com NORTH FLORIDA LAND Planted Pine, hardwood bottoms, road frontage, g reat hunting in Lafayette County. *27 Acres $2300/acre. *48 Acres $1900/acre. *79 Acres $1950/acre. Call 352-867-8018 DONATE YOUR CAR to Cancer Fund of America to help Support Cancer P atients.Tax Deductible. Next Day Towing.Receive Vacation Voucher. Call 7 Days 1-800-8359372 0920 Automobiles W anted 5020 Notice to Creditors 5020 Notice to Creditors 5020 Notice to Creditors 805 Apartments/ Condos forRent 0962 Boats/ W atercraft 804 Seasonal Rentals 815 Town Houses/ V illas for Rent Crossword Solution Crossword Solution 945 SUVs 735 Out of Area for Sale 835 Vacation/ T imeshare for Rent 5060 Notice of Sale 730 Manufactured Homes for Sale 0920 Automobiles W anted 950 Trucks/Vans 0917 Automobile Parts 0962 Boats/ W atercraft 940 RV/Travel T railers/Campers 5020 Notice to Creditors 820 Duplexes for Rent 940 RV/Travel T railers/Campers 735 Out of Area for Sale 825 Manufactured Homes for Rent 5020 Notice to Creditors 740 Vacation/ T imeshare for Sale 915 Automobiles 810 House for Rent Crossword Solution 935 Motorcycles/ Scooters 0880 Warehouse/ Industrial For Rent 810 House for Rent 935 Motorcycles/ Scooters 940 RV/Travel T railers/Campers 730 Manufactured Homes for Sale 805 Apartments/ Condos forRent 0920 Automobiles W anted 5020 Notice to Creditors 802 Rooms & Roommates 5020 Notice to Creditors 5020 Notice to Creditors 895 Miscellaneous Rental Services IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR ST.LUCIE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 562011CP001106-FM IN RE:ESTATE OF LAURA BARCOSKI, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Laura Barcoski, deceased, whose date of death was August 19, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for St.Lucie County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 201 South Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 34950.The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DA TE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.The date of first publication of this notice is November 25, 2011 P ersonal Representative: Anthony Autorino 1563 S.W.Harbour Isle Circle, Port St.Lucie, Florida 34986 Attorney for Personal Representative: Adele Small Harris Florida Bar No.669946 The Karp Law Firm, P.A. 2875 PGA Boulevard, Suite 100, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410. T elephone:(561) 6251100 Fax:(561) 6250060 E-Mail: aharris@karplaw.com Pubs:Nov.25, & Dec.2, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR ST.LUCIE COUNTY STATE OF FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 562011CP001149FM IN RE:ESTATE OF MARTIN BRUCE RO TTMAN, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MARTIN BRUCE ROTTMAN, deceased, whose date of death was September 27, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for St.Lucie County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O.Box 700, Fo rt Pierce, Florida 34954.The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorneys are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DA TE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this notice is November 25, 2011. P ersonal Representative: Catherine Lyn Rottman 2722 SW Ensenada Ter. Po rt St.Lucie, FL 34953 Attorney for Personal Representative: Steven A.Messer, Esq. Messer and Messer 1555 St.Lucie West Blvd.NW Suite 202 Port St.Lucie, FL 34986 T elephone:772-8793000 Florida Bar No: 0495824 Pubs:Nov.25, & Dec.2, 2011LEGAL NOTICESDue in our office Monday at Noon f or Friday Publication 1-800-823-0466LEGAL NOTICESDue in our office Monday at Noon f or Friday Publication 1-800-823-0466Please Tell Them... I Saw It In The HOMETOWN NEWSCLASSIFIEDS!1-800-823-0466

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St. Lucie County December 2011Now that the children are grown and scattered, how to maintain family gatherings P age 4Choosing new traditionsP age 7In Golden PondsP age 20A bathroom scale is NOT a good giftP age 22Tr acking family members through census recordsA monthly publication celebrating the active lifestyle of Floridas boomers A monthly publication celebrating the active lifestyle of Floridas boomersA delightful drive-through holiday experienceNow that the children are grown and scattered, how to maintain family gatherings

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2ST LUCIE CountyHOMETOWN NEWSDecember 2011FOREVER YOUNG A special time of year arrives S leighbells ringing and White Christmases are the stuff of memor ies, but not of life in Florida. Still, while its fun to recall holidays past, its also fun to make new traditions with our Florida families, as one expert described it. In this issue, there is a serious story about coping with the holidays. For many, far from families, perhaps financially challenged, the holidays are not what they once we re. If there has been a loss, this time of year can be very difficult. E xperts from area hospitals and counseling centers have suggestions for making the holiday season a peaceful time and a time of hope. The Nutcracker Ballet is a tradition at this time of year and several of the editions of Forever Y oung feature stories about area productions. At the Riverside Theatre, there is a Nutcracker featuring the music of Billy Strayhorn By Shelley KoppelAssociate news editor See SPECIAL, Page 3 Adam Stubley of Orlando and his father Charlie and brother Nate Stubley of St. Lucie County, like many families, don't let distance keep them from losing touch by using current technologies as Facetime and Skype to see your distance relatives instead of a conventional voice phone call.Photo Illustration by Mitch Kloorfain chief photographer Published monthly by Hometown News, L.C., 1102 South U.S. 1, Fort Pierce, FL 34950 Copyright 2011, Hometown News L.C.Circulation Inquiries: 1-866-913-6397 or circulation@hometownnewsol.comV oted No. 1 Community Newspaper in America by the Association of Free Community Papers. Associate News Editor Shelley Koppel Photographer Mitch Kloorfain Advertising Sales Manager Jeffrey A. Mayer P roduction Manager Mercedes L. Paquette Editorial Page Design MeganSchumacher Graphic Designers Eric Macon, Sue Moye, Rita Zeblin National Accounts Manager Michele E. Muccigrosso Inside Sales Director P at Snyder Advertising Consultants P at Alton, Josie DiBosco, Christina Franco, Linda Olson, Ken Walmach Inside Sales Consultants Carol Deprey-Zelenak, Heather Donaldson, Anna Vasquez, Lora Uber Phone (772) 465-5656 F ax (772) 465-5301Classified (772) 465-5551 St. Lucie CountySteven E. Erlanger Publisher and C.O.O. Ve rnon D.Smith Managing Partner Lee Mooty General Manager Phil Galdys VP/Director of Operations T ammy Raits VP/Managing Editor WITHAD EXP12-31-11SUDOKUPUZZLESPONSOREDBY

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3ST LUCIE CountyHOMETOWN NEWSDecember 2011FOREVER YOU NG CALEND AR F riday, Dec. 2 Senior Holiday LuncheonA senior holiday luncheon will be held at the Civic Center, 9221 SE Civic C enter Place, Port St. Lucie, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The afternoon will be filled with card games, crafts, music, dancing and lunch provided by Domenicks C atering. The Civic Center also invites those to spend some time in the Art Gallery. C ost is $6 in advance or $8 at the door. F or more information, call (772) 807-4499.Annual Juried Art ShowOn Dec. 2 and 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p .m., the AE Bean Backus Museum and Gallery, 500 North Indian River Dr ive, Fort Pierce, will have its 30th annual juried art show. This show includes work by some of the best artists from around the state. Because of its popularity, the museum expanded the exhibition several years ago to include artists from beyond the region. The selection process for this show is a tremendous undertaking, as hundreds of pieces are submitted for judging. F or more information, visit www.backusgallery.com or call (772) 465-0630.Winter Wonderland Light ShowThe beautiful Winter Wonderland light show takes place every evening that the Community center is open, beginning at 7 p.m from Friday, Dec 2 though Monday, Jan. 2. Dr ive or walk by the Port St. Lucie C ommunity Center to see this free one-of-a-kind holiday light and sound experience. The community center is located at 2195 SE Airoso Boulevard, Port St. L ucie. F or more information, call (772) 878-2277.Saturday, Dec. 3 Steve Solomon Play at Sunrise TheaterS teve Solomons My Mothers Italian, My Fathers Jewish and Im Home for the Holidays play will be at 8 p.m. at the Sunrise Theater, 117 South Second Street, Ft. Pierce. Growing up in a multiethnic and Duke Ellington, for a Swingtime Nutcracker. In Mar tin County, seniors who attend the Council on Agings day center will narrate the story and students from Florida Arts and D ance will dance excerpts from the ballet in an inter-generational celebration. This time of year is also the celebration of the Jewish festival of Chanukah, and some of the area r abbis have discussed what the holiday means. Then there are the fun stories, the heart-warming stories, the stor ies that make us feel good. Again, while you receive one edition of Forever Young in your county, all of the editions are available online at our website www.hometownnewsol.com. I invite you, as always, to see what is going on with your neighbors. There are different stories in each edition and you might enjoy reading them all. We love to hear from our readers and hope that you are enjoying F orever Young as much as we are enjoying putting it together for y ou. All of us send holiday greetings to our readers and hope that you have a blessed and happy holiday season. SpecialFrom page 2 See CALENDAR, Page 6

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4ST LUCIE CountyHOMETOWN NEWSDecember 2011FOREVER YOUNG Coping with holidays takes planning PORT ST. LUCIE For many people, the holiday season brings to mind family and friends, the aroma of baking and the fun of buying and wrapping presents for the kids. For many in Florida, families are far away, money may be tighter and it sometimes just doesnt seem worth it to prepare when its just for one or two. Dr Marie-Addly Cambronne is a psychiatrist specializing in geriatrics. She sees many patients when the holidays come around. E lderly people may have lost a spouse or a (child), had a divorce or even moved away. That can also be a loss. Some people had to work later and some got fired. If theyve never lost a job before, that can be extremely emotional and cause depression. Younger people can experience it, too. If you know that the holidays may be difficult this year, its important to have a plan. E verything comes at once, Dr. C ambronne said. From H alloween to Thanksgiving to Christmas to New Years, its one thing after another. You feel the pressure, even in the stores. Dr Cambronne said its important to plan ahead. B e realistic, she said. Know that it can be difficult. Start planning by talking to friends, family, somebody you feel comfortable with. Dont be alone. Find out whats going on at church, the clubhouse, hotels. Find someone and keep yourself busy. Dr Cambronne said that the holidays are a good time to be nice to yourself. J oin a health spa, she said. G et a massage or something you want to do. Consider it a gift to y ourself. Take short trip if you can afford it. Those who have suffered a loss often feel uncomfortable about celebrating. They feel they are betraying the departed, Dr. Cambronne said. They say, I just had a death and Im smiling. We are human beings with no control over life and death. It s painful, but most find a way to cope. Whats important is to find traditions and customs that work for y ou. A woman whose husband loved Thanksgiving set a place for him every y ear for three years, Dr. Cambronne said. It ga ve her joy because she felt his presence. It made her feel good. Y ou cannot please everyone and y ou have to cope with your own situation. If hanging a stocking for the person makes you feel better, its OK. Dr Cambronne said that volunteering is a great way to feel better. H elping others helps us help ourselves. G o to a nursing home and r ead, she said. It brings joy. Allow them to tell you their lifes story. What did they do as children? How did they celebrate the holidays when they were young? Dr Cambronne stressed the importance of asking for help when necessary. A lot of people in their 80s are from a generation that toughed it out, she said. If the family is not here, they dont want to be a burden. Parents may make it sound like its going well but its not true. If you dont tell them, they wont know. You dont have to put a good face on it. The most important thing is to be prepared. The holidays will come, Dr. C ambronne said. Dont feel guilty if you feel happy. You can feel happy and sad at the same time. It doesnt take away from your love. Nothing will take the memory away. I f you feel youre not in the mood, thats OK, too. Once it affects you physically and you have bad thoughts, there are grief support groups that are helpful. They help you make friends and they listen, because they want you to listen to them. If you wish to speak to someone about feelings of sadness or depression,call Treasure Coast Behavioral H ealth at (772) 466-1500 or 1-(800) 433-COPE (2673.) By Shelley KoppelAssociate news editor Dr. Marie -Addley Cabronne Change is good! (usually) Times change, dress changes, Ev en THE CHANGE has changed. I know some of us (usually the men-folk) yearn for the Old Days when things were simpler (For them!) but I dont think I would have fared very well at all. I cannot picture myself in a woolen bathing suit r ushing home from taking the kids to the beach so I can have a homecooked lunch waiting for my husband when he gets home from the polls while fighting hot flashes During prohibition. F amilies have certainly changed; when I go to my grandsons high school football games I find myself surrounded by my son, his younger children, his beautiful new wife, her children, my ex-daughter-in-law, her new husband, their new daughter and my sons ex-mother-in-law. Each and every one of us is standing, y elling and slapping each other on the back when our team scores. M ost symptoms of THE CHANGE are now treatable to a certain extent, shortening the late night hours spent fanning ourselves with the freezer door considerably. H olidays may be one constant in our lives, but the way we celebrate has certainly come a long way. When my children were young we usually had the big family day at our house. Due in large part to the fact that I was usually absent from the family meetings where location was decided, my husbands family would converge in the morning, cousins usually began running and screaming in all directions just about the time M acys parade began, we would be finishing the last piece of pie (for the moment) just as the game came on, then coffee and more pie during half time. As my family aged and grew with the addition of significant others, the arrival of my grandchildren and new sets of in-laws, we re-invented our celebrations as necessary. I began serving a brunch on the holidays. We all brought something for brunch and my children could spend half the day with us then be free to enjoy turkey and trimmings with the other side of their families. C ontrary to popular opinion, (usually from the other side of the families) I did not arrange things this way to have the pleasure of my grandchildrens company when they were awake and bright in the morning, not tired and cranky later in the afternoon. Nor was it my intention to be the Grammy who loves them the most by filling them with hand/turkey cookies or gingerbread men just to send them to their other grandparents. (But I have to admit ROSES ROOMROSE PADRICK See ROSES, 17

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6ST LUCIE CountyHOMETOWN NEWSDecember 2011FOREVER YOUNG neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, S teve Solomon mastered the art of impersonations and now incorpor ates them into his comedic tales. S olomons My Mothers Italian, My F athers Jewish and Im in Therapy is one of the longest running one-man shows in Broadway history. T ickets are $45/39. F or more information, visit www.sunrisetheatre.com Santas WorkshopS antas workshop will be held at the Civic Center, 9221 SE Civic Center P lace, Port St. Lucie, from 10 a.m. noon. Let your children make their own fun gifts to give for the holidays at S antas workshop. C ookies and drinks for the little elves will be available. C ost is $7 per child until Dec. 2; $9 thereafter. Pre-registration is r equired. F or more information, call (772) 807-4499.Festival of Lights, Parade and Tree LightingPo rt S t. Lucies annual festival of lights and tree lighting ceremony will again combine this year at the Civic C enter, 9221 SE Civic Center Place, Po rt S t. Lucie, for a glorious, sparkling start to the holiday season. This one of a kind event is to help celebrate the holiday season. There will be live music provided by Solid Gold, great food, carnival for the kids, arts and crafts, car show hosted by the S tuart Corvette Club and much more at the Civic Center. At 6 p.m. the annual Port St. Lucie Par ade of Lights will begin and proceed through the Civic Center Streets. This year, The Civic Center is asking everyone who participates in the parade to bring an unwrapped toy for their charity toy drive. F or more information, call (772) 878-2277.Monday, Dec. 5 Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful CommitteeThe Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful C ommittee will be meeting at 3:15 p .m. at City Hall, 121 SW Port St. Lucie B oulevard, Port St. Lucie, at 3:15 p.m. in room 366. F or more information, contact Car ol at (772) 871-7325.Tu esday, Dec. 6 T ai Chi and Chi GungJo in instructor Charlie Ottesen on 9 a.m. 10 a.m. in the Gardens for Yang style Tai Chi at the Heathcote Botanical Gardents, 210 Savannah Road, Fo rt Pierce. C ome and have fun while you get stronger, develop better balance, r elease stress, decrease blood pressure and gain a calmer mind. S tudents will warm up with Chen style movements, learn the first section of the Yang form, learn the Tai Chi walk and the advanced techniques of Wa ve Hands at Clouds, Brush Knee and a Standing Still meditation. The fee for one month of Tai Chi is $40 for Heathcote members, $45 for non-members. F or more information, visit www.heathcotebotanicalgardens.org/ events1.F riday, Dec. 9 City FestC ome out the Village Square at the Civic Center, 9221 SE Civic Place, Port S t. Lucie, from 5:30 p.m. 9 p.m. to enjoy the free monthly concert series with live music, classic car and bike show, arts and crafts, and much more. Br ing the whole family out for an enjoyable evening that will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, just in time to start the weekend. F or more information, contact K elly Tiger at (772) 807-4467.CalendarFrom page 3 Sporting Clays Hunting Lodging & Special EventsEasy to Find, Hard to Leave! Okeechobee. Fl.863.763.2529www.quailcreekplantation.com Fully-equipped One Bedroom Cottages Dog Friendly Wireless Internet A vailable All Year...with 25% Off lodging rates from May to Sept.SPOR TING CLA YS 64 Seat Dining Room with Southern Style Cuisine A vailable for Corporate Retreats, Weddings and Parties. Easy to Find, Hard to Leave!QU AIL HUNTING: Season begins 10/1/11 through 03/16/12 Lunch is served at 12:30 p.m. Two Scenic Fully-Automated 14 Station, Sporting Clay Course A comfortable, covered 5 stand, Shooting cart rental, Memberships and much more! Open to the public: 8:00am 5:00pm. Wednesday Sunday

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7ST LUCIE CountyHOMETOWN NEWSDecember 2011FOREVER YOU NG Photo courtesy of Lee BonhamerGolden Ponds will be holding its evening drive-through visit on Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. Residents often hand out candy canes to those driving through their community or sit outside and wave. Community shares Christmas E ditors note:Shelley Koppel is a resident of Golden Ponds FORT PIERCE For nearly a quarter of a century, residents of Golden P onds, a manufactured home community for those 55 and older, have been decorating for Christmas and inviting the public in to see the r esults. The evening drive-through visit, scheduled this year for Dec. 17, lasts only a few hours, but the planning has already begun and the work begins right after Thanksgiving. K en Napier has chaired the event for the past seven years. This year, he will be sharing the responsibilities with Bob Faubert, but he spoke from his home in Canada about a tradition that means as much to the residents as it does to the hundreds of visitors who drive through the park each year. W e re planning right now, Mr. N apier said. We have different committees to decorate different parts of the park, starting at the front gate. S uch a large-scale project involves many volunteers. I would say we have over 100, Mr. N apier said. Its surprising the number that come out, but we always need to have a few more. The Homeo wners Association built a shed for storage and its about one-half full with lights. There are obvious jobs to be done, like hanging lights and wreaths on lampposts and decorating the clubhouse. Lights are hung around the soffits and pillars at the clubhouse and around the flagpole to make a Christmas tree. There are also less obvious jobs. M any of the residents decorate their o wn homes, but for those who cannot, the Golden Ponds softball team is available to help. If the resident has the lights, the team will put them up. Another important job is bulbchecking. After the lights are up, committee members go out at night to check all the bulbs and replace missing ones. One of the highlights of the drive through is watching the candle-lit luminaries. On the morning of the event, volunteers meet at the softball park and pick up deli take-out containers filled with sand at the bottom, a candle, and a hole in the lid. Each resident receives eight of them to line the driveway, four on each side. Some are also put on common areas and they are lit before the visitors arrive. Amazingly, there are some 4500 luminaries lit each year. The next morning, they are r etrieved and most are re-used the next year. While the volunteer traffic directors send people through the route, r esidents often hand out candy canes and wave. There is a live Nativity at the clubhouse and Mr. and Mr. Claus are there to welcome guests. Liz Whitney, Mrs. Claus for many y ears, retired this year, having outlasted several Santas. Sam Legree, a long-time resident, recalled a year when volunteers dressed as elves, complete with tunics, tight and boots. As the cars come through each y ear, people call out their thanks. There are comments on how beautiful the community is and how much they appreciate the effort. For the residents of Golden Ponds, it is a labor of love. P eople just like doing it, Ken N apier said. I volunteer because Im proud of where I live and Im proud to show it off. Everybody does a great job. The Golden Ponds Christmas drivethrough will take place on Dec.17.The gates open at 6 p.m.Golden Ponds is located at 1800 Golden Ponds Dr.,Fort Pierce.The event is free.For more information,call (772) 465-8005. By Shelley KoppelAssociate news editor

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9ST LUCIE CountyHOMETOWN NEWSDecember 2011FOREVER YOU NG Christmas pig roast about family as much as food For me Christmas has always been a time to enjoy family and lots of good food. As I look back over the years I must say I have fond memories of each and every one. B ut a few standout. One that I treasure happened in the middle 1980s when my y ounger sister Linda, her husband and two sons moved west of D eLand to a little spot called P aisley. If you are not familiar, it is a very small rural outpost about five miles west of the St. Johns River that is completely surrounded by the huge Ocala National For est. Their new home was situated on a very large and hilly lot. At that time, Linda and I had lots of extended family living around C entral Florida and we decided to try and get them all together for a holiday pig roast. As roast master it was my job to go up to Pierson to buy a fully dressed hog of nearly 100 pounds. It was fun going to the country slaughterhouse to pick out our pig and spend a few moments with the man who had raised it. At my insistence it was to be the men who would do the cooking. F irst, I dug a long shallow pit and covered it with steel bars. Some of the others went into the forest and brought back truck after truck of hard wood. The night before Christmas Eve, we began by building a giant bonfire. As the wood burned down we shoveled the hot coals under the pig and readied ourselves for a long night. To do this job properly the hog must be slow cooked with lots of love and attention. The key to the whole thing would be my secret recipe barbeque sauce of which I concocted about four gallons (you can never have too much sauce). As the night began, my helpers numbered about 10 but as Lindas w ell-fortified homemade eggnog started to take effect, the men began to look for a spot to curl up and nap. Around midnight the cracklins (pig skin, for you city folk) reached crispy perfection and we all eagerly dipped them in my delicious sauce and ate our fill. H aving regained our senses somewhat, a TV-VCR set up was brought out and we all watched one of the earliest versions of A Christmas Car ol. As we hissed and booed Scrooge and cheered for Bob Cr atchit and Tiny Tim we poured whiskey all around, foregoing the eggnog this round. Now, for a big time pig roast like this to be successful the animal must be turned regularly. That task r equired four men to each grab a leg and make the flip. Unfortunately, by 2 a.m. there was only a quarter of that number awake me and I was becoming undependable. A couple hours later, my first cousin Randy woke up long enough to stagger over and fall onto the picnic table, dumping out the entire four gallons of prize-winning barbecue sauce. As the sun came up, we were all asleep and the pig was getting cold. Along about 10 a.m. of Christmas Eve we we re able to give the pig a couple hours of concentrated attention and the part that wasnt burned seemed to be cooked pretty well. That afternoon all of the womenfolk began to show up with their delicious side dishes and desserts. That evening we all ate outdoorsLAND LINESD AN SMITH See LANDLINES, Page 16 Dont miss a week of your Your Local News & InformationSource Sign-up today for FREE SUBSCRIPTION and delivery 3 Easy W ays: CALL1-866-913-6397 GOONLINEwww.HometownNewsOL.com EMAILSignup@HometownNewsOL.com

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10ST LUCIE CountyHOMETOWN NEWSDecember 2011FOREVER YOUNG Nutcracker a treat for all ages FORT PIERCE For many, the holiday season was not complete without a performance of The Nutcracker ballet. The Christmas story of Clara, the Cavalier, the S ugar Plum Fairy and the army of fighting mice has enchanted audiences for generations. St Lucie Ballet will present a full-length production of the Tchaikovsky ballet on Dec. 9 at the S unrise Theatre. The 2 p.m. performance will be a Senior Matinee, with special pricing. Dir ector Lydia Oquendo spoke about this very special production. W hen we started doing The N utcracker a few years ago, nobody local was doing it, she said. We started with The Nutcracker S uite, with portions of it. Its costly to put together, but every year, we v e added more scenes and dances. In 2009, we had a fulllength production, but every year we v e added more beautiful costumes and scenes. The production stars Alexis R ago as Clara and Ms. Oquendos husband, Rogelio Corrales, as the Cav alier. Guest artists include Jean Hugues Feray, former principal dancer of Ballet Florida, as Uncle Dr osselmeyer; Idael Herman, from the National Ballet School of Ha va na, as Arabian; Joseph B ucheck, former character dancer of Ballet Florida, as Mother Ginger; N atalie Alvarez, of the Cuban ClasBy Shelley KoppelAssociate news editor Photo courtesy of Lydia OquendoAlexis Rago of Port St. Lucie, playing Clara. The St. Lucie Ballet will perform the full-length production of the Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker ballet on Dec. 9 at the Sunrise TheatreSee NUTCRACKER, Page 16 An exciting new publication From celebrating the active lifestyles of Floridas boomers 5 separate local editions,one for each county served by 25,000 copies of each edition will be home delivered and available for single-copy pick-upTO ADVERTISE CALL TODAY

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11ST LUCIE CountyHOMETOWN NEWSDecember 2011FOREVER YOU NG Strike Out Stroke Support GroupLawnwood Regional Medical Center and Heart Institute will be having their Strike Out Stroke Support Group at the Ft. Pierce Yacht Club, 1120 Seaway Drive, Ft. Pierce. Lawnwood has partnered with other community resources including the Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) to provide both inpatient and outpatient support groups. These support groups are designed to educate regarding the signs and symptoms of stroke/TIA, and the important of activating he EMS system. In addition, they empower survivors and caregivers with knowledge of community resources and coping mechanism to deal with continued disability to obtain an optimum state of health. To r egister, call (800) 382-3522, space is very limited and reservations are required. This is free to the public.Saturday, Dec. 10 Bowzers Rock and Roll Christmas ShowThe Sunrise theatre will feature the Bo wzers Rock and Roll Christmas Sh ow at 8 p.m. at 117 South Second Str eet, Ft. Pierce. The Bowzers Rock and Roll Christmas Show, featuring Peggy March and the Mystics, incorporates music and comedy into a highly entertaining show for the whole family. VIP tickets are $65 and include a meet and greet. General tickets are $45/39. For more information, visit www.sunrisetheatre.comW ednesday, Dec. 14 PSL Botanical Gardens Jazz and Blues NightThe Fort Pierce Jazz and Blues Society will be performing from 6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. at the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, 2410 SE Westmoreland B oulevard, Port St. Lucie. A dmission for the event is $3 per person. The event will be outdoors in the beautiful gardens. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy a cool evening with cool music. If the weather isnt perfect, the performances will still go on, inside the Nature Center at the gardens. The gardens are open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. 4 p .m. and Sundays from noon 4 p.m. General admission is $5 (children 12 and under are admitted for free).F riday, Dec. 16 Christmas Bazaar/Island CelebrationEv ery 3rd Friday in Downtown Fort Pierce at Marina Square, Melody Lane and Avenue A, Fort Pierce from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., is a free music festival. C ome see the talented Robert Nav arro and Friends on stage classic carols, salsa, jazz and more. There will be games, giveaways, vendors and lots of activities for the kids. F ood vendors will be serving an assortment of greek, Caribbean, barbeque ribs and chicken on a stick, seasfood, Americana and various snack items. F or more information, call (772) 465-4654 or visit www.gosunsetmagic.com.ONGOING EVENTS Fort Pierce Downtown Farmers MarketThe Fort Pierce downtown farmers market is from 8 a.m to 12 p.m. at M elody Lane on the Indian River between the library and marina in historic downtown fort pierce. The event occurs year round rain or shine. CalendarFrom page 6 See CALENDAR, Page 12

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12ST LUCIE CountyHOMETOWN NEWSDecember 2011FOREVER YOUNG W aterside ChatsLive on WIRA 1400 AM, every Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. 11 a.m., share your ideas and thoughts about your community of Fort Pierce and Surrounding community at the Fort Pierce Welcome center, 2821 Peters Road, Fort Pierce.Strike Out Stroke Support GroupThe Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and Heart Institute has an inpatient support group held every Tuesday at 11 a.m. on the stroke unit. The outpatient Stroke Support Group meets monthly on the second Friday of each month from 2 p.m. 3 p.m. at the Pelican Yacht Club. To r egister, call (800) 382-3522, space is very limited and reservations are required. F or further information regarding The Stroke Center at Lawnwood, please call Mar go Baptiste or Kathleen Thomas at (772) 467-8195.Buddy RunEv ery Tuesday at 6 p.m., the Civic Center, 9221 SE Civic Center Place, Port St. Lucie, has a Buddy Run. No need to join anything, just show up. R unners and walkers have the option of doing a 1.25 or 2.5 miles. This is not a competition, but rather a fun way to exercise and make new friends. C ontact Vicki Hanna at (772) 204-7101 for more information.CalendarFrom page 11 T he theme for Februarys Forever Young is Matters of the heart. If youre single and over 50, you may have noticed dating has changed since your teens and 20s. Youve likely been married, divorced or widowed at this stage in your life, and out of the dating game for a while. And with the advent of online dating sites and social networking, meeting people has become both easier (as close as your computer) and harder than ever (is the person really who he or she says they are?). W ed like to hear your experiences. Y ou can send your thoughts and story ideas to foreveryoungslc@hometownnewsol.com. The deadline is Dec. 15.We w ant to hear from you

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14ST LUCIE CountyHOMETOWN NEWSDecember 2011FOREVER YOUNG Jered Sundin of Titusville does a nifty rail trick at the Paradise Skatepark and Funplex in Merritt Island. The attraction also has an 18-hole putt-putt golf course and three paintball fields.Andy Stefanek staff photographer Merritt Island an outdoorsmans paradise If yo u re in search of the great outdoors for your next staycation, look no further than Merritt Island. S ituated in central Brevard County, Merritt Island is home to more than 20 county-operated parks, the M erritt Island National Wildlife R efuge and several venues that cater to extreme sports. The Merritt Island National W ildlife Refuge, established in 1963 as an overlay of NASAs John F. K ennedy Space Center, consists of 140,000 acres of a wide variety of habitats for more than 1,500 plants and animals. Those habitats include coastal dunes, saltwater estuaries and marshes, freshwater impoundments, scrub, pine flatwoods and hardwood hammocks. S andee Larsen, office manager for the Merritt Island Wildlife R efuge Association, a friends group for the refuge with more than 1,000 members, said the main points of interest for the refuge are the Visitors Center, the Black Point W ildlife Drive and the Haulover C anal Manatee Observation Deck. B lack Point is a 7-mile, selfguided auto tour with 12 stops, Ms. Larsen said. Basically, youll see water and wading birds, alligators, otters, turtles and birds of prey. Its the one stop youre sure to see some wildlife. There are also opportunities for fishing, hunting, boating and paddling. The Visitors Center is located 31/2 miles east of State Road 402. Fo r more information, call (321) 861-0668 or visit http://www.fws.gov/merrittisland/I ndex.html. M ost county parks are situated along bodies of water, including the Indian River, Banana River and S ykes Creek. Activities cater to nearly every type of sport imaginable; from surf fishing and swimming to canoeing and kayaking to volleyball and horseshoe, the opportunities for physical activity are nearly endless. K elly Park East, located at 2550 N. B anana River Drive, is a 15-acre park internationally recognized for its windsurfing area along the Ba nana River. The park features a natural catamaran/sailboard launch area with a sandy beach, shower, boat ramps, dock, pavilion, grills, restrooms and drinking fountains. K iwanis Island Park, situated in a wildlife sanctuary, caters to active and passive recreational pursuits, including boating, rowing and paddling in Sykes Creek, the Barge C anal and the Banana River, as well as fishing, basketball, softball, tennis, racquetball and wildlife viewing. The park contains two lighted adult softball fields, a community center, full indoor and outdoor basketball courts, a boat launch and two-lane boat ramp, picnic P arks,recreational facilities aboundBy Jennifer NessmithFor Forever Young See P ARADISE, Page 15The Visitors Center is located 3-1/2 miles east of State Road 402. For more information, call (321) 861-0668 or visithttp://www.fws.gov/merrittisland/Index.html.

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15ST LUCIE CountyHOMETOWN NEWSDecember 2011FOREVER YOU NG areas and playgrounds. K iwanis Island Park is at 951 Kiwanis Island Pa rk R oad. Call (321) 4551380. U lumay Wildlife Sanctuary, located at 805 S ykes Creek Parkway, M erritt Island, is a 436acre bird reservation and sanctuary that offers a wilderness escape in an urban environment. The park is known to birdwatchers worldwide as a natural lagoon and bird r ookery, linked with canals created for mosquito control and surr ounded by a man-made dike. A trail on the dike provides access to waterways for fisherman, birdwatchers and paddlers. Be on the lookout for dolphin and birds such as the wood stork, belted kingfisher and white or brown pelican. F or the extreme sports enthusiasts, Merritt I slands Paradise S katepark & Funplex offers one of the largest indoor and outdoor parks on the coast, with a 18,000-square-foot outdoor park and a 10,000square-foot indoor park featuring state-of-the-art r amps. The Funplex also has a BMX course and an 18hole miniature golf course. Par adise Funplex is at 555 Fortenberry Road, M erritt Island.For more information,call (321) 454-7777 or visit www.paradisefunplex.co m.P aradiseFrom page 14 Carl Hanson of Merritt Island prepares to skate the half-pipe at Paradise Skatepark and Funplex in Merritt Island. The Skatepark has both indoor and outdoor skating areas for skateboarders and bikes as well as three paintball fields and a puttputt course.Andy Stefanek staff photographer

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17ST LUCIE CountyHOMETOWN NEWSDecember 2011FOREVER YOU NG Photo courtesy of Rose PadrickThe Padrick clan at this years Thanksmas celebration. Rose Padrick, author of Roses Room, is pictured in the center in pink. the words favoritist Grammy in the world! did spread a special kind of warmth throughout my sleep-deprived soul, as did the nap that I was now able to grab later in the afternoon). B ut still we grew. None of us have homes large enough to accommodate 45 plus people and still have room for all the cousins (second and third generation now) to run and scream, so we once again became harbingers of change. O ur latest change-vention is a huge gathering in a nearby park. We are blessed to live in a place that lives up to the title The S unshine State, so renting a pavilion at any of the beautiful parks in Brevard works out wonderfully. O ur favorite place so far is Kars Par k. The pavilions are near theRosesF rom page 4 See ROSES, 18 The Secrets Out . .1-866-913-6397www.hometownnewsol.com is the publication for your active lifestyle! Call today to receive your free subscription

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18ST LUCIE CountyHOMETOWN NEWSDecember 2011FOREVER YOUNG playgrounds, which is excellent for all the little ones and one Grammy who has to stop playing every once in a while and be a grownup, but sneaks back the first chance she gets. S ince gathering my large brood into one place at one time has become akin to herding cats, especially during the holidays, we now celebrate THANKSMAS. P lastic Thanksgiving and Christmas tablecloths surround the hand-embroidered linen masterpiece left to me by my mother. My brothers old fashioned biscuit warmer holds store-bought dinner rolls; shorts and tennis shoes are better suited to flag football games than white shirts and ties. The annual Padrick Oldsters vs. Youngsters volleyball game (the youngsters won this year! Thatll teach my kids not to let me play on their team!) has replaced sitting on the couch, yelling at football players on the small screen. There are special challenges to having the traditional dinner outside, away from stoves and microwaves, but its always a learning experience. You cant blow out Sterno (my eyebrows should grow back in a month or so). If you bring canned cranberries, you really should bring can openers. If a mom doesnt actually see a Grammy pass the third piece of chocolate pie to the child sitting behind a bush, it didnt really happen. A ctually there are some things that never change in this life, and I wish them on each and every person reading this. The warm, sweet smell of a tired little child who has laughed and played so long that he falls into an exhausted slumber in your lap; the feel of cool grass between your toes when you shed y our shoes to cool off after running a full 10 feet before someone steals the ball away from y ou, the lovely peacefulness that permeates y our whole body when you look around and r ealize there is no place in the whole world y ou would rather be. H appy Holidays to all, wherever and however you celebrate them!!!!!!!!!R ose Padrick is a Brevard County resident who grew up in Merritt Island.Shes written numerous columns and short stories published in various area newspapers and magazines and is currently awaiting publication of her childrens book,Sparkys Adv entures.RosesF rom page 17 Giving on a tight budget As global economic woes continue, holiday spending remains difficult to predict. In 2010, holiday spending rose more than five percent from the year before, according to MasterCard AdvisorsTM SpendingPulseTM. That increase surprised forecasters, many of whom predicted holiday spending would decline for the fifth straight year. W ith the holiday season on the horizon once again, no one truly knows what consumer response will be. B ut many consumers figure to exercise some restraint this holiday season, sticking to a budget when buying gifts for family and friends. While budgets are good ways to limit spending, a holiday spending budget doesn't mean shoppers can't still put a smile on their loved ones' faces. In fact, with a few tips, holiday shoppers can stick to their budgets and still enjoy a happy holiday season. metrocreativeconnection.comF or Hometown News See BUDGET, 21 Assisted Living24 Hour Care bySusan Stegkemper, Registered Nurse Reasonable rates TLC in Very Nice Family Home 1 Opening NOW for Patient/Resident References Furnished772-233-7136 Happy Holiday! An exciting new publication From celebrating the active lifestyles of Floridas boomers 5 separate local editions,one for each county served by 25,000 copies of each edition will be home delivered and available for single-copy pick-upTO ADVERTISE CALL TODAY

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I magine getting a phone call informing you that someone has used your name and Social Security number to apply for a credit card, or receiving a collection notice in the mail for a delinquent account that isnt yours but is attributed to your name and home address. Every day, consumers find out someone is illegally using their personal information to make purchases and open new financial accounts, like credit cards and loans. U ndetected, identity fraud can lead to difficulties in applying for a mortgage, loan, new credit card or bank accounts even if youve had great credit for years. The road to recovery may be a long, aggravating journey, especially when you dont catch fraud immediately. Last year, 8.1 million adults were the victims of identity fraud, according to a recent Javelin Str ategy & Research Identity Fraud Survey. He re are some tips to help protect yourself from an identity nightmare: Online: When creating passwords, dont use information that easily could be linked to you like your birth date, Social Security number, phone number, or the names of family and pets. Using a mix of numbers, letters, and characters to create your password makes it harder for others to guess. Change your passwords every 30 days, and use unique passwords on each site you access. Whether youre providing financial information for a loan or placing an order online, be sure the site youre using is secure. Look for a URL that begins with https:// and has a closed padlock symbol in the lower right-hand corner of your browser. U sing and regularly updating anti-virus and anti-spyware software on your computer can also help to safeguard your information from identity theft. Ne ver email personal information, such as account numbers or your social security number, to anyone, not even to yourself. Offline: It s a smart practice to review credit card and bank statements as soon as they arrive to ensure that all activity on your accounts is accurate. U.S. consumers are entitled to one free credit r eport a year from the three main credit bureaus. Re gularly reviewing your credit report lets you see if there are any interactions with companies19ST LUCIE CountyHOMETOWN NEWSDecember 2011FOREVER YOU NG Aw areness is key to protecting your identity during this holiday season Proactive protection can help you stay safe By Hermes AlvarezF or Hometown News See ID, 20 Save 50% on Gift Certificates D ining, Golf, Boating, Flowers, G etaways, Hotels & more. F ind all these great deals online at: www.HometownNewsOL.com

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20ST LUCIE CountyHOMETOWN NEWSDecember 2011FOREVER YOUNG y ou havent contacted or accounts y ou didnt open. If a bill or statement you regularly r eceive doesnt arrive as scheduled, follow up with the sender to find out why. U se a paper shredder to shred any documents with account numbers, y our social security number even y our address. It will help deter dumpster diver identity thieves from obtaining your personal information. Ne ver carry your Social Security card or number in your wallet or purse. When writing checks, avoid listing y our Social Security number, telephone or drivers license number, if possible. Another way to help safeguard y ourself is to subscribe to a program, such as TD Insurances ITAC S entinel Plus, that offers to help protect you from identity theft by monitoring your accounts and personal information for you and sending you an alert if there is certain activity that could indicate identity theft. One last tip: If you or anyone you know may have fallen victim to identity theft, contact the three major credit bureaus right away Equifax, Ex perian and TransUnion. Doing so will let them place a fraud alert on y our credit reports and help to ensure that no more fraudulent activities take place. Then, close the accounts that you think have been jeopardized. File a police report and contact the F ederal Trade Commission immediately to file a complaint, so they can r ecord the fraudulent activity and work with other agencies to track down thieves. F ollowing these tips may help prevent a dreaded call or piece of mail that tells you your information is being used by someone without y our permission. H ermes Alvarez is vice president, P ersonal Lines,TD Insurance .IDF rom page 19 Gifts from bad to worst Great gifts are great for a multitude of r easons, but bad gifts tend to have a lot in common. The worst gifts are not only a poor fit with the recipient's personality, lifestyle or interests, but also send a negative or critical message. Just plain bad gifts tend to fall into three categories: The useless, the thoughtless and the tasteless. And while the lists of awful items for men and women may be different, they nevertheless fall into one of these diagnostic categories. If you're considering purchasing gifts in any of the following four categories for the man or men in your life, think again. Clothing: While this sounds innocent enough, when the clothes don't match a man's style, it can be construed as a suggestion that you don't like what he w ears or want him to up his fashion game. If you don't have a clue about what the men in your life actually like and will wear, make another choice.H ousehold bric-a-brac or decorative elements: I tems in this category include everything from a new dish r ack to artsy decor items. Such items might send a negative message simi-See B AD GIFTS, 22metrocreativeconnection.comF or Hometown News R obert H.Fier,M.D. B oard Certified O phthalmologist The Best in Sight30 years experience in Ophthalmology serving the Treasure Coast1441 East Ocean Boulevard S tuart (772) 286-0007 514 SW Prima Vista Blvd. Po rt St .L ucie (772) 878-3437 www.drfier.com medical directory

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21ST LUCIE CountyHOMETOWN NEWSDecember 2011FOREVER YOU NG Establish spending rules with family members before the shopping season begins. In an effort to reduce some of the financial burden of the holiday season, many families have begun to place spending limits on holiday shopping. This saves everyone money and ensures no one finds themselves with substantial debt come the new year.metrocreativeconnection.com Get creative. Holiday gifts don't have to be bought at the local mall or from an online retailer. Gift-givers with unique talents can create their o wn gifts and save some money along the way. For example, shoppers skilled at woodworking can create a personalized wood carving for a friend or family member. Good at knitting? Knit a scarf, mittens or even a blanket for a loved one who lives in a cold weather region. Such personalized gifts are often especially meaningful to their recipients, who appreciate the time and effort such keepsakes take to create. Be patient. Nowadays, many families are so spread out geographically that they don't always get together on Christmas Day. If that's the case and you won't be seeing your family until a few days after Christmas, take advantage of the special sales offered in the days after the actual holiday. I tems are often heavily discounted, and if you can stay patient, your patience might just pay off with substantial savings. Establish spending rules with family members before the shopping season begins. In an effort to reduce some of the financial burden of the holiday season, many families have begun to place spending limits on holiday shopping. This saves everyone money and ensures no one finds themselves with substantial debt come the new year. Do a gift exchange with family and friends. Many larger families have also begun to do a gift exchange rather than asking members of the family to buy gifts for each and every member of the family. In a gift exchange, each member of the family draws a name out of a hat and then only buys a gift for that specific person. This even has the added benefitBudgetF rom page 18 See BUDGET22 Call Humana today:Steve McKenna or Paul Vincent 1-888-488-56709a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-FridayOne Callfor your health, life and financial insurance needs. SUDOKU PUZZLE ANSWER Pr e Construction pricing for meditation/cremation garden N ew Construction pricing in the mausoleum V eteran Discounts with Free Mar kersALL SAINTS CEMETERY2303 NESeaview Drive, Jensen Beach, FL (772) 334-7833N ew Special P ricing! Ser ving South & Central Florida Airports & Seaports772-240-9748 772-240-9747L icensed & Insuredwww.bestshuttleservice.com email: bestshuttleservice@gmail.com

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22ST LUCIE CountyHOMETOWN NEWSDecember 2011FOREVER YOUNG Aftering collecting as much information as possible on y our ancestors by interviewing r elatives, finding pictures, documents, tombstones, etc., it is time to get down to some serious genealogy r esearch. One of the first resources that is the most important and easiest to find, is the federal census.The U.S. government has conducted a household census in every state, every 10 years since 1790. The census records from 17901930 can be searched by the public except for 1890, which was destroyed by fire. They are arranged by states and then by counties, and then in, many cases by towns or districts. Some states also took their own census in odd years.. The 1850-1880 census records include a separate mortality census listing everyone who had died in the previous year. There are also slave census records for 1850 and 1860. M any researchers ignore these r ecords completely, or only look at one or two records for their family, assuming they have learned all the facts they need. Each family should be followed all the way back through the census every 10 years, picking up children, parents, brothers and sisters, in-laws and any other relatives that show up in the household or neighborhood. Fr om 1790-1840, the census only named the head of the household, and gave the number of people living in the house. From 1850 forward, each member of the household was named, with their sex, age, and place of birth. Each census became more complex, asking more questions, adding r elationships, occupations, parents places of birth, number of years married, number of children given birth to, and other pertinent clues. S tarting with the 1930 census, and working backward, you should look at your family, taking down all the information given and looking at the neighboring families. Often, other family members are living nearby, and these need to be noted, also. If there are other families with the same surname, they are possibly parents, brothers, uncles and cousins. Johns father may be living next door to him, and in his household is grandma or grandpa. Viola!! You have three generations laid out on one or two pages. As you work your way through each census, you will find differences in the spellings of names, family members will come and go, and the family will move around the country. Each census taker had his own style. Some used only initials, some used only a first name regardless of which name is preferred. Sometimes the correct name is used, the next time it will be a nickname. Ages also will change from census to census. Use this information as a guide and not as absolute fact. The first order of business is census work. I nformation gathered here will make the rest of your research much easier. Br enda Knight Smith Tr easure Coast Genealogical Society Br endaKSmith@prodigy.net Census research GENEALOGYB RENDA K. SMITH As you work your way through each census, you will find differences in the spellings of names, family members will come and go, and the family will move around the country. Each census taker had his own style. Some used only initials, some used only a first name regardless of which name is preferred. of allowing shoppers to buy something a little more expensive for a family member since they aren't obligated to buy gifts for anyone else. Start early. The earlier you begin your holiday shopping, the more y ou can spread out your spending. This reduces the financial stress of the season while still allowing shoppers to get something special for everyone on their shopping list. Ho liday spending may or may not increase this holiday season. But savvy shoppers can still make the most of their spending without breaking the bank. BudgetF rom page 21 lar to new clothes, and many men are territorial about their homes and r esist outside (i.e., female) advice on decorating. So unless you know exactly what he wants or needs, go back to the drawing board. S entimental items: What a woman might call "sweet," a man might want to store in the trash can. If you're tempted to get your husband or boyfriend that cute teddy bear that r eminds you of him, or flannel pajamas printed with those same teddy bears, forget it. And forget the book of syrupy love poetry, romantic movies or T-shirts with sappy sayings. He'll be glad you did. Psy chology or self-help materials in any form or format: This is perhaps the biggest no-no of them all and sends the biggest "You're not okay" message. So if you're tempted to buy y our guy a book about improving communication skills, finding a better job or making better use of time, don't. Enough said. When gifting women, me should also avoid certain gifts. A ppliances: F or most women, household appliances fall under the heading of "need" rather than "want," unless it is a specialty item that you're certain she has been y earning for. L ingerie: The principle here is similar to why clothes are a bad idea for guys, but can lead to far more disastrous outcomes. Many men don't r ealize that a gift of lingerie is often accompanied by an unintended message. If it's too small, she needs to lose weight. If it's too big, you think she's fat. If it's too racy, you don't think she's sexy. And if it's too plain, y ou don't think she's sexy. S imply stated, unless you know the exact size and type of lingerie she favors or want to ruin any chances of peace on earth during your holiday season, move on. Jew elry: He re again, unless you know exactly what the woman in y our life wants, skip it. Not only is jewelry something that women prefer to choose for themselves, it can send a message (i.e., overly romantic or not romantic enough) that men don't realize they're sending. G ym membership/fitness equipment: The big no-no. Under no circumstances is it wise to present the woman in your life with a gift whose underlying message is "Lose weight" or "Shape up." The all-time worst gift for women? A bathroom scale. metrocreativeconnection.comA bathroom scale is the all-time worst gift to give a woman. If you have to ask why, youre already in trouble. Bad giftsF rom page 20

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