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Hometown news (Port St. Lucie, FL). January 5, 2007.

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PORT ST. LUCIE ST. LUCIE WEST TRADITION Vol. 16, No. 49 www.HometownNewsSLC.com en-USFriday, May 4, 2018 en-US@HometownNewsStLucie @hometownnewsslc @HometownNewsSLC STUART (772) 497-7500 PORT ST. LUCIE WEST (772) 344-0222 PALM CITY (772) 287-1177 VERO BEACH (772) 794-9411 2822 S. U.S. #1, Fort Pierce(772) 466-7022The Original DISCOUNT FURNITURE LARGEST MATTRESS RETAILER OVER 45 DIFFERENT MATTRESSES TO CHOOSE FROM SEE OUR AD ON THE BACK COVER! TWIN MATTRESS from $69 EA. PC. FULL MATTRESS from $85 EA. PC.QUEEN MATTRESS from $99 EA. PC.KING MATTRESS from $99 EA. PC.PILLOW TOPTWIN MATTRESS from $85 EA. PC. FULL MATTRESS from $99 EA. PC.QUEEN MATTRESS from $115 EA. PC.KING MATTRESS from $115 EA. PC.EACH PIECE PRICES ARE SOLD IN SETS. KING SETS ARE 3 PIECES. MATTRESS ONLY ARE SLIGHTLY HIGHER en-USINDEX Classified 18 Crossword en-US17 Horoscopes en-US13 Out & About 13 Police Report en-US5 Viewpoint en-US6 en-USCOMMUNITY CALENDARen-USSee en-US community en-US events on en-US page 2 en-USTAKE US WITH YOUen-USTouring with en-US the Townies en-US features en-US reader-suben-US-en-US mitted en-US photos from en-US travels. Lets en-US see how en-US many places en-US we can go! en-US Send in your picture or en-US questions to en-US newsfp@hometownnewsol.com en-USPLANNING A TRIP? Renaissance Charter en-USSchool of St. Lucie presenten-US -en-US ed three performances of en-US Shrek the Musical at the Lyric Theatre in Stuart.   en-USDirected by Scott Laird, the show was a smash hit!   en-USHere, Raggedy Ann and en-US Andy, played by Kaelyn en-US McMahon and Nathaniel en-US showed no jitters.en-USPhotos by MaryAnn Ketchamen-USPreparing for the stage LOOKING FOR A HOME 8 en-USWould you like to meet a en-US friendly, pup with lots of en-US energy? Visit the Humane en-US Society en-USMEET O.G. en-USCATCH 18en-USHave you found great fish in en-US Treasure Coast waters? See en-US one that didn't get away en-US and see how your own prize en-US could be in the paper soon. en-USWHAT A CATCH! en-USTOWNIES 14en-USTouring with the en-US Townies features en-US reader-submitted en-US photos from travels. en-US Lets see how many en-US places we can go! en-USGOING ON A TRIP?en-USTREASURE COAST Local manufacturers are en-US about to get a big boost of potential employees. A en-US local manufacturing apprenticeship program, the en-US first of its kind in Florida, will allow 30 locals to en-US learn a skilled trade while earning a living.en-US The program is a dynamic, fast-track compreen-US -en-US hensive manufacturing apprenticeship program, en-US a press release stated, and it is a combination of en-US paid on-the-job learning and related classroom en-US instruction that is sponsored by the Treasure en-US Coast Manufacturers Association (TCMA) and en-US funded by CareerSource Research Coast through a en-US Sector Strategies Grant from CareerSource Florien-US -en-US da.en-US The 30 men and women will participate in an en-US 18-month, 3,000-hour earn-while you-learn en-US program, making at least $11 at the start of the en-US program and with wage increases every six en-US months and can earn up to $18 per hour at the en-US completion of the program.en-US The majority of the training takes place on the en-US job itself, and the classroom is two nights a week, en-US said Marcelo Dossantos, vice president of strategic en-US development for CareerSource Research Coast. en-US The beauty of it is that it can go across multiple en-US industries, so you can be a marine manufacturer, en-US aircraft manufacturer or a general manufacturer en-US and thats why we put it into this format.en-US We have six participating employers now and en-US are looking for more, said Susan Haggard, sector en-US strategy coordinator for CareerSource Research en-US Coast. They all seem pretty excited about it, and en-US they are just trying to retain the skilled workers en-US that they have and some desperately need more en-US because a lot of these young adults will leave town en-US looking for work when there are great manufacen-US -en-US turers here and they dont have to.en-US ST LUCIE COUNTY A new proen-US -en-US gram that is being implemented in St. en-US Lucie County could mean safer condien-US -en-US tions for people with autism, dementia en-US or cognitive disorders. en-US Sheriff Mascara hosted a press conferen-US -en-US ence on April 23 in regards to the St. en-US Lucie County Sheriffs Offices new parten-US-en-US nership with Project Lifesaver Internaen-US -en-US tional. The program will equip deputies en-US with telemetry equipment that can use en-US radio frequencies to locate people who en-US lose their way from home. The technolen-US -en-US ogy is similar to that used to track wilden-US -en-US life.en-US If not found within 24 hours, up to en-US half of those individuals who wander en-US will suffer serious injury or death, he en-US said. (Project Lifesaver International) en-US provides resources for parents and careen-US -en-US givers that will help keep their loved-en-US ones safe and make finding them much en-US easier in the event that they wander.en-US People who participate in the proen-US-en-US gram are equipped with wristbands that en-US create and receive signals from one mile en-US away. But drones also can be used in en-US concert with the receivers to offer longer en-US range during searches.en-US If your loved one has a tendency to en-US wander or if you think theyre going to en-US wander, now is the time to act, en-US saidGene Saunders of Project Lifesaver en-US during the press conference.en-US The program also is used by other en-US Treasure Coast law enforcement agenen-US -en-US cies like the Indian River County Sheren-US -en-US iffs Office, Martin County Sheriffs en-US Office, the Port St. Lucie Police Departen-US -en-US ment and Sewalls Points police force.en-US More than 1,600 agencies nationwide en-US also participate in the program and en-US more than 3,400 people have been saved en-US through its use, according to Mr. Saunen-US-en-US ders. en-US It is the most widely used and en-USNew apprentice en-US program coming to IRSCen-USBy Gaylon Parkeren-USgparker@hometownnewsol.comen-USSeeen-US en-US APPRENTICEen-US page 4en-US Seeen-US en-US LIFESAVERen-US page 12en-USLifesavers en-US program en-US gets help en-US from en-US Sheriffen-USBy Gaylon Parkeren-USgparker@hometownnewsol.com

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en-US 2 en-USCommunity calendaren-US Community notes AREA'S BEST BUSINESS REVIEW Presented by: Metro News All Rights Reserved. 1-918-234-7768Spending more and buying less? Maybe you should be shopping at WALMART in Sebastian, where your dollar goes a lot further! Conveniently located at 2001 US-1. phone (772) 589-8528 ; this full line department store offers something that most other stores cant compete with the areas very lowest prices on EVERYTHING Food to feed your family, toys to entertain your children, school supplies, sporting goods, tools, and auto accessories. Nearly every little thing you can think of! Most regular retail department stores feature full retail prices. At WALMART, this is not the case! Here you get the service you want, the quality you look for, and prices you can afford! Open 24 hours, they can meet all of your needs at any given time day or night. If youre shopping for appliances or furniture, WALMART offers you the kind of quality you deserve. We, the editors of this 2018 Area's Best Business Review offer this suggestion to the people in our area: So, whether or not you need a big grocery shopping trip, get your tire changed or pick-up a prescription, do what smart shoppers domake WALMART your one-stop shopping headquarters for the best products, the largest selection and the ultimate in everyday bargains! SATURDAY, MAY 5 en-GB en-GB Volunteer Open House:en-GB 10 a.m. to en-GB noon, Oxbow Eco-Center, 5400 N.E. St. en-GB James Drive, Port St. Lucie. Learn ways to en-GB give back to your community and share en-GB your love of nature while making new en-GB friends or getting your hands dirty. en-GB For en-GB more information, call (772) 785-5833 or en-GB visit en-GB www.oxboweco.com.en-USSUNDAY, MAY 6en-US en-US Wildlife Wakeup Hike:en-US 8-10 a.m., en-US Indrio Savannahs Preserve, 5275 Tozour en-US Road, Fort Pierce. Start your Sunday with a en-US fun adventure at one of the best times for en-US bird and wildlife viewing. View the sites en-US otters, Florida Scrub Jays, alligators, gopher en-US tortoises, butterflies, and a variety of en-US wading birds. Free, public is welcome; en-US however, reservations are required as en-US space is limited. en-GBFor more information or to en-GB register, call (772) 462-2526, email en-GB slchikes@stlucieco.org en-GB or visit en-GB www.en-GB slchikes.org. en-GBTUESDAY, MAY 8en-US en-US Technology workshop Social Media en-US Marketing:en-US 6 p.m., Morningside Branch en-US Library's Creation Station, 2410 en-US Morningside Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Create en-US visually attractive media to gain likes and en-US notoriety on social media sites. These en-US workshops are designed to help adults en-US hone their advanced computer skills. The en-US Creation Station provides all the software en-US and computer equipment participants en-US need. Guests are encouraged to bring a en-US USB drive, if they want digital copies of en-US their work. en-US Space is limited for these free en-US classes, so make reservations by calling en-US (772) 337-5634 or email en-US wilsonj@en-US stlucieco.org. en-GB en-GB Bunco nights:en-GB The Pilot Club of Fort en-GB Pierce Florida will be hosting a monthly en-GB Bunco game night on the second Tuesday en-GB of each month from Sept. 2017 to May en-GB 2018 at the Lynmoore Assisted Living en-GB facility, 1550 N. Lawnwood Circle in Fort en-GB Pierce. There will be three games of en-USLibrary hosts monthly money en-US meetings en-USUF/IFAS St. Lucie County Extension staff en-US wants to help residents be smarter with their en-US spending. Starting in May, Extension Agent en-US Carol Alberts will host a free hour-long monthly en-US workshop to help residents improve or update en-US their financial skills on the third Wednesdays en-US from 6 p.m. at the Lakewood Park Branch en-US Library, 7605 Santa Barbara Drive, Fort Pierce.en-US Topics include:en-US May 16 Spend a Little Time on Your en-US Spending Planen-US June 20 Managing Your Credit and Your en-US Credit Scoreen-US July 18 Dealing with Debt Collectorsen-US Aug. 15 Making Household Cleaners for en-US Pennies and Other Ways to Saveen-US Sept. 19 You Auto Get a Good Deal on en-US Your Next Autoen-US Oct. 17 Love and Moneyen-US Residents can come to those segments that en-US interest them or make a plan to attend each en-US month to hone their skills. These programs are en-US free for everyone, but registration is required en-US call (772) 462-1660. For more information conen-US -en-US tact Carol Alberts at (772) 462-1895 or by email en-US at cagator@ufl.edu.en-USCounty asks residents to not en-US stack rocks on the beachen-USRecent winds and tides have been washing en-US an abundance of coquina rock onto the beachen-US-en-US es of Hutchinson Island. Residents and/or visien-US-en-US tors have been stacking these rocks in intricate en-US towers along the sandy shores, inadvertently en-US creating unnecessary obstacle courses and en-US hazards for sea turtles.en-US While these impromptu sculptures are fun to en-US build and look at, St. Lucie Countys Code en-US Compliance and sea turtle monitors urge en-US beachgoers to leave the rocks undisturbed. en-US Stacking these rocks can cause injury to both en-US beachgoers and turtles. Additionally, they creen-US-en-US ate additional navigational hazards for sea turen-US-en-US tles trying to nest, as well as hatchlings making en-US their way to the water.en-US There are three species of marine turtles that en-US nest on the Treasure Coast annually: Green, en-US Loggerhead and Leatherback. All are listed as en-US endangered or threatened species.en-US St. Lucie County takes marine turtle protecen-US -en-US tion seriously and was recently found to have en-US one of the lowest hatchling disorientation rates en-US in the state. en-US Please do not handle marine turtles, their en-US hatchlings or their eggs. Disturbing marine turen-US -en-US tles or their nests is a violation of State and en-US Federal laws and carries criminal penalties. To en-US report marine turtle nest poaching, hatchling en-US disorientations, harassment or dead marine en-US turtles, please call the Florida Fish and Wildlife en-US hotline at 1-888-404-FWCC.en-US Information is available for residents and visien-US-en-US tors with questions about marine turtle-related en-US issues. The UF/IFAS St. Lucie County Extenen-US-en-US sion has general information and educational en-US materials about marine turtles. For information, en-US visit the Extension Offices website at http://en-US stlucie.ifas.ufl.edu/seaturtle.html.en-USCounty seeks partners to en-US operate the Port of Fort en-US Pierceen-USSt. Lucie County is currently seeking a prien-US -en-US vate partner to operate and develop the Port of en-US Fort Pierce.en-USSeeen-US en-US CALENDARen-US, page 4en-US Seeen-US en-US NOTESen-US, page 12 rfntb Oceanfront 3814 sf 5 bedroom, 4 bath. East 56 balcony=amazing ocean views. North and West sunset balcony. Two living dining rooms. Eat-in Kitchen-wood cabinets, Corian counters, 2 refrigerators and sink areas. Two oceanfront Master suites with full baths. 2 garages, 2 enclosed garageports. Boardwalk to Wide accreting beach. Heated pool, spa, tennis, clubhouse, exercise room.b3150 N Highway A1A #501 Je and Ginny Mitchell Cell: 772-202-9083 b r

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LUCIE COUNTY Ken Pruitt, who en-UShas served St. Lucie County as a state senator, en-US state representative, and property appraiser, en-US was presented with the prestigious Pete en-US Hegener Leadership Award by the Economic en-US Development Council of St. Lucie County en-US (EDC) at its 6th annual leadership dinner on en-US April 26.en-US The award is presented annually to a dedien-US -en-US cated business leader who has made signifien-US-en-US cant contributions to St. Lucie Countys en-US economy and quality of life. The annual dinen-US -en-US ner and celebration, held at Harbour Ridge en-US Yacht & Country Club and attended by more en-US than 200, was sponsored by Florida Power & en-US Light (FP&L).en-USMike Adams, the son of last years Hegeen-US -en-US ner Award recipient, the late Alto Bud en-US Adams Jr., presented the award to Pruitt. It en-US is hard to imagine a better choice for this en-US award, said Adams. I know if my father en-US could have been with us tonight that he en-US would be in wholehearted agreement. Ken en-US has earned this recognition many times en-US over.en-US Pruitt represented St. Lucie County in the en-US Florida House from 1990-2000 and in the en-US Florida Senate from 2000-2009, attaining the en-US top leadership positions in both chambers, en-US leaving Tallahassee in 2009 after serving two en-US years as Senate President. He was elected as en-US the countys property appraiser in 2010 and en-US re-elected in 2012. In 2014, the appraisers en-US office won the Distinguished Assessment en-US Jurisdiction Award, earned by only one of en-US 7,000 assessment en-US offices in the world. en-US Pruitt is currently en-US the president of the en-US P5 Group. en-US Ken spent the en-US majority of his proen-US -en-US fessional life, and en-US the entirety of his en-US elected life, tirelessly en-US working to create en-US well-paying jobs, en-US elevate our quality of en-US life, and build a beten-US -en-US ter community in St. en-US Lucie County. His collaborative leadership en-US paved the way for the very economic success en-US we enjoy today, said Edwin Massey, Ph.D., en-US president of Indian River State College en-US (IRSC) in his nomination of Pruitt.en-US Among Pruitts accomplishments Massey en-US noted Floridas Bright Futures program, en-US $232 million of state investment in IRSC en-US facilities for workforce training, securing the en-US future of Harbor Branch Oceanographic en-US Institute with the support of Florida Atlantic en-US University, and championing infrastructure en-US improvements across the Treasure Coast en-US which laid the foundation for the economic en-US development we are experiencing today.en-US For a man who is the father of the Bright en-US Futures Scholarship Act, and the genesis for en-US the Bert Harris Act protecting Floridians en-US private property, Ken Pruitt is a humble en-US man. Despite all of his accomplishments, en-US hes perfectly content being Kenny, a former en-US well driller who believed we could achieve a en-US better St. Lucie County. His actions have en-US created an environment in which our county en-US is thriving, and there is no one more deserven-US -en-US ing for a St. Lucie County leadership award en-US than Ken Pruitt. Pete [Hegener] would totalen-US -en-US ly agree, wrote Massey.en-US The EDC leadership selection committee en-US interviewed five semi-finalist nominees, en-US voted to choose three final candidates, and en-US then unanimously selected Pruitt as the en-US nominee who most embodies the leadership en-US and community mindfulness of the awards en-US namesake, Pete Hegener. The other finalists en-US were Mike Brown Sr., Harbor Community en-US Bank, and Kathryn Hensley, School Board of en-US St. Lucie County.en-US Sherwood Buddy Johnson of Sherwood en-US Johnson & Son Grove Management, Hilliard en-US Groves and Buck Hammock Groves and en-US Wes McCurry of Tradition Land Company en-US were selected as semi-finalists. Other nomien-US -en-US nees included Judith Cruz, Treasure Coast en-US Food Bank; Robert Gluckman, Treasure en-US Coast Urgent & Family Care; PGA of Ameren-US -en-US ica/PGA Golf Club; Kathy Post, Post Insuren-US -en-US ance & Financial; and Tammy Roncaglione, en-US CenterState Bank.en-US For the first time, the EDC also presented en-US a leadership recognition award to an organien-US -en-US zation, PGA of America. The PGAs vision en-US of establishing a golf club in St. Lucie County en-US back in 1996 helped give rise to the developen-US -en-US ment of St. Lucie West. Over the years, the en-US PGA Golf Club, the PGA Center for Golf en-US Learning and Performance and the St. Lucie en-US Trail Golf Club have employed over 2,500 en-US local people, attracted countless visitors and en-US new residents and invested more than $58 en-US million in capital in St. Lucie County. en-US It is not really possible to evenly assess en-US the contributions of one individual against en-US the contributions of an entire organization, en-US particularly over the course of years, said en-US EDC President Pete Tesch. The PGA has en-US been a driver of our economic vitality since en-US they came to St. Lucie. We are pleased to recen-US -en-US ognize those contributions this year and en-US look forward to expanding our future leaden-US en-USership awards program to include a category en-US for businesses, institutions or organizations en-US in the future.en-US The recipient of the Pete Hegener Leaderen-US -en-US ship Award exemplifies the qualities of a en-US visionary, a trusted role model and leader en-US whose inspiration and achievements impact en-US the quality of job creation, economic vitality en-US and small business growth.en-US Pete Hegener, the man whose actions en-US inspired this award, was a founding member en-US and integral partner of the EDC, served on en-US the Board of Directors, and was an Executive en-US Committee member. Pete was a pillar of the en-US St. Lucie County community, having played en-US a key role in the development of western St. en-US Lucie County and Tradition. Friends and en-US colleagues described him as honest, visionen-US -en-US ary, and caring. He passed away in March en-US 2012, but his legacy is recognized through en-US this award. en-US The Economic Development Council of en-US St. Lucie County is a private, not-for-profit en-US membership-based organization dedicated en-US to promoting economic vitality in St. Lucie en-US County through the attraction, retention en-US and expansion of businesses in the commuen-US -en-US nity. Contact the EDC at 772.336.6250, en-US cmarlow@youredc.com.en-USKen Pruitt receives prestigious leadership awarden-USFor Hometown Newsen-USnewsfp@hometownnewsol.com en-USKen Pruitt

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en-US 4 en-USPORT ST LUCIE Last week, the Ecoen-US-en-US nomic Development Council of St. Lucie en-US County board of directors of the appointed en-US Amy Brunjes a regional manager for en-US external affairs at Florida Power & Light as en-US chairwoman. Ms. Brunjes will be the first en-US woman to lead the organization in its en-US 18-year history.en-US At FPL, Ms. Brunjes is responsible for en-US managing issues and growing and maintainen-US-en-US ing long-lasting relationships in five counen-US-en-US ties: Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian en-US River and Okeechobee. She has been with en-US the company for the past 11 years.en-US Before that, Ms. Brunjes was Florida vice en-US president of the Boston-based Regan Comen-US -en-US munications, one of the largest independent en-US public relations firms in the country. She en-US also is a longtime journalist and has held en-US several editor positions at South Floridas en-US flagship newspapers and is a graduate of the en-US University of Florida.en-US Successful economic development is en-US generated by great community leaders, and en-US having the buy-in and the involvement of en-US community leaders and business executives en-US like Amy Brunjes is the reason why our en-US organization is successful and flourishing, en-US said EDC President Pete Tesch. With a teren-US -en-US ritory encompassing all the Treasure Coast en-US and part of the Gold Coast, Amy is in high en-US demand. We are grateful she has an enduren-US -en-US ing commitment to economic development en-US in St. Lucie County.en-US In terms of developing and executing en-US our strategic initiatives, Amy and her comen-US -en-US pany at FPL are extremely critical partners en-US in that process.en-US Im very honored to serve the EDC, en-US because its a dynamic organization with en-US great leadership that is just doing great en-US things for St. Lucie County, Ms. Brunjes en-US said, as she is set to replace Wes McCurry, en-US who left the board due to a change in en-US employment. (St. Lucie County) is headed en-US on the way up and in a terrific direction for en-US the economy.en-US We have increased the number of jobs en-US and businesses that have come into St. Lucie en-US County, and the amount of revenue going en-US back into the economy is all connected. en-US Working on skilled trade needs and labor en-US needs for the workforce means we are hiten-US -en-US ting it from all angles.en-US Also, Rob L. Lord Jr., president and CEO en-US of Martin Health System, was named chair-en-US elect. en-US Mr. Tesch added that Ms. Brunjes proen-US -en-US vides a great combination, because she is a en-US consummate professional and has tremenen-US-en-US dous credibility not only here in St. Lucie en-US County but the entire Treasure Coast and en-US touted FPLs economic development efforts en-US to help push the future of businesses.en-US Ms. Brunjes also mentioned that the en-US diversity of business opportunities particen-US -en-US ularly the growth in manufacturing in the en-US county means the county is booming. en-US She added that the EDC will continue to en-US work with schools to help offer students the en-US chance at highly skilled jobs.en-US Were taking them around this summer en-US to local manufacturing opportunities and en-US businesses so they can see the workforce, en-US first-hand, she said. Hopefully, these are en-US kids that would like to get more into the en-US skilled trades and were working closely with en-US them to help make those matches.en-US The EDC is a private, not-for-profit orgaen-US -en-US nization dedicated to promoting economic en-US vitality in St. Lucie County through the en-US attraction, retention and expansion of busien-US -en-US nesses in the community. The EDC works en-US in partnership with local governments and en-US the private sector to advance its goals of creen-US -en-US ating more and better-paying jobs for resien-US -en-US dents, broadening the tax base and improven-US -en-US ing St. Lucie Countys economic quality of en-US life. For more information, please contact en-US the EDC at 772-336-6250 or http://www.en-US youredc.com.en-USEconomic Development Council appoints en-US Amy Brunjes as first chairwoman en-USBy Gaylon Parkeren-USgparker@hometownnewsol.com en-USAmy Brunjes en-USThe apprentices will be selected by the en-US TCMA Apprenticeship Committee. Once en-US approved, apprentices begin their on-the-en-US job learning immediately through employen-US -en-US ment with local manufacturers. Evening en-US classes will start this summer through the en-US Indian River State Colleges Corporate and en-US Community Training Institute (CCTI).en-US Our members are excited that our orgaen-US-en-US nization, just 18 short months after its en-US founding, is part of this first-in-the-state en-US breakthrough opportunity, said TCMA en-US President Jerry Jacques in a press release. en-US And, we are grateful for the commitment en-US and dedication of everyone at CareerSource en-US Research Coast, the EDC and IRSC who en-US helped make the apprenticeship program en-US happen.en-US The manufacturers we have participaten-US-en-US ing in this program are among the best in en-US our region, added Pete Tesch, president of en-US the Economic Development Council of St. en-US Lucie County (EDC). This is an en-US unmatched opportunity for our manufacen-US-en-US turers and for the apprentices.en-US It also has the potential of offering not en-US just a job to candidates, but a career instead.en-US Not everybody goes to college, and thats en-US one thing weve struggling with, Mr. Dosen-US -en-US santos said. So every year, we have hunen-US-en-US dreds of kids graduate from high school and en-US we dont know where theyre landing and en-US this is going to be us getting out there to en-US these folks and saying, Look, heres a career en-US path, where you can earn a sufficient wage en-US and pay a mortgage and feed your family en-US and have that to strive for. en-US As part of the program, apprentices will en-US earn a national, industry-recognized creen-US-en-US dential: the Industrial Manufacturing Techen-US -en-US nician (IMT) and the Manufacturers Skills en-US Standards Council (MSSC) Certified Proen-US-en-US duction Technician (CPT) certification. en-USAmong the skills that will be taught in the en-US program are how to set up, operate, monitor en-US and control production equipment, improve en-US manufacturing processes and understand en-US the business of manufacturing. en-US Employers interested in participating en-US should contact Ms. Haggard at en-USshaggard@en-US careersourcerc.comen-US. Prospective apprenticen-US -en-US es should contact Nadege Pierre at Careeren-US -en-US Source Research Coast at 866-482-4473 Ext. en-US 508 or email npierre@careersourcerc.com.en-US For more information about the Treasure en-US Coast Manufacturers Association, visit en-US http://www.tcmamfg.comen-US, and for more en-US information, contact the EDC of St Lucie en-US County, visit http://www.youredc.com.en-USApprenticeen-USFrom page 1 en-USSam White, a en-US junior at Port St. en-US Lucie High School en-US played three en-US positions this year en-US on the District en-US Champion Jaguars en-US Lady Softball en-US Team, which was en-US the first District en-US Championship in en-US 25 years. Games: 16    AB: 44   Hits:   16   runs: 10   RBI: 18   Avg: .365   en-USTwo home runs en-US and seven extra en-US base hits!en-US Way to go!en-USA star student en-GBBunco at a cost of $10 with door prizes, en-GB prize money, desserts and snacks. Fun en-GB conversation time and great game time. en-GB For en-GB more information, contact Tammy Wood en-GB at (772) 579-9762 or email en-GB pilotftpierce@en-GB gmail.com.en-US en-US Weekly Storytime Jam:en-US Tuesdays at en-US 10:30 a.m., Zora Neale Hurston Branch en-US Library, 3008 Avenue D, Fort Pierce. en-US Designed for ages 2-5, this interactive en-US program will have your young ones clapping, en-US dancing, singing and listening to stories each en-US week. en-US For more information, call (772) 462-en-US 2154 or visit en-US http://library.stlucieco.gov en-US or en-US email en-US rovitoa@stlucieco.org.en-US en-US Celebrate Recovery:en-US 7-9:30 p.m., en-US Fairlawn Baptist Church, 3003 Rhode Island en-US Ave., Fort Pierce. A free, Christ-centered en-US recovery program offered every Tuesday en-US evening. en-US For more information, call (772) en-US 461-0814.en-USWEDNESDAY, MAY 9en-US en-US 'Sip and Sow' workshop:en-US 7-8:30 p.m., en-US Sailfish Brewing Company, 130 N. Second en-US Street, Fort Pierce. Dont have a lot of space en-US to have a traditional garden, or want to grow en-US herbs in a small space? UF/IFAS Extension en-US staff will show you how to make your own en-US self-watering container, ideal for herbs and en-US perfect for busy individuals. You will leave en-US with your own vegetable seedlings to start en-US your container. $5 per person.en-US For more en-US information, contact Kate ONeill at (772) en-US 462-1660 or en-US kasmi@ufl.edu. en-US To register, visit en-US www.eventbrite.com/e/ufifas-extension-and-en-US sailfish-brewery-sip-and-sow-workshop-en-US tickets-44893517720.en-USTHURSDAY, MAY 10en-GB en-GB Resume Builder Tech Class:en-GB 11 en-GB a.m., Zora Neale Hurston Branch, 3008 en-GB Avenue D, Fort Pierce. en-USLearn to highlight en-US your accomplishments with this class on en-US resume building using Career Transitions en-US through the Florida Electronic Library. Its a en-US step-by-step program that allows you to fill en-US in your own information. No reservations en-US are required, but class size is limited to the en-US nine laptops. en-USFor more information about en-US library programs call (772) 462-2154, email en-US rovitoa@stlucieco.org, en-US or visiten-US http://library.en-US stlucieco.gov. en-GB en-GB Tales & Trails:en-GB Ages 2-6 yrs old, 3:30 en-GB p.m., Oxbow Eco-Center, 5400 N.E. St. James en-USCalendaren-USFrom page 2en-US Seeen-US en-US CALENDARen-US, page 12

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en-US 5 en-USFort Pierce Police Departmenten-USAlicia Byrd, 34, 5015 Fairways Cir. 207, Vero en-US Beach, possession of a controlled substance en-US without a prescription and driving with a susen-US -en-US pended license for the third or subsequent en-US offense.en-US Devion Balli, 23, 788 Silverstream Cir., Fort en-US Pierce, battery on a law enforcement officer, en-US firefighter or EMT.en-US Zachary Balli, 24, 788 Silverstream Cir., Fort en-US Pierce, battery on a law enforcement officer, en-US firefighter or EMT.en-US Roger Frazier, 31, 3450 S.W. Galeti St., Port en-US St. Lucie, possession of a weapon or ammunien-US -en-US tion by a convicted Florida felon.en-US Lavetta Ivey, 37, 2522 Creekside Drive, Fort en-US Pierce, arrested on a St. Lucie County felony en-US warrant for third-degree grand theft and providen-US-en-US ing false Medicaid statements.en-USPort St. Lucie Police en-US Departmenten-USJerry Taggert, 78, address withheld, Port St. en-US Lucie, aggravated battery.en-US Salvador Andujar-Diaz, 71, address withheld, en-US Port St. Lucie, aggravated battery where the en-US offender uses a deadly weapon.en-US Isaiah Amaro, 20, 2398 S.E. Charleston en-US Drive, Port St. Lucie, possession of marijuana en-US of more than 20 grams.en-US Shane Miller, 31, 1981 S.E. Sandia Drive, en-US Port St. Lucie, possession of a weapon or en-US ammunition by a convicted Florida felon, posen-US-en-US session of cocaine, sale of cocaine and posen-US-en-US session of cocaine with the intent to sell, manuen-US -en-US facture or deliver.en-US Joshua Davidson, 28, 363 S.E. Gasparilla en-US Ave., Port St. Lucie, arrested on a St. Lucie en-US County felony warrant for aggravated assault en-US with a deadly weapon.en-USSt. Lucie County Sheriffs en-US Officeen-USDionne Barron, 38, 613-B N. 9th St., Fort en-US Pierce, arrested on an outstanding out-of-en-US county (Martin) felony warrant for forgery of a en-US bank check, uttering a forged bill, check or en-US draft, third-degree grand theft and criminal use en-US of personal identification information.en-US Benjamin Thomas, 30, 5613 Myrtle Drive, en-US Fort Pierce, arrested on an active felony waren-US -en-US rant for a violation of probation.en-US Paul Garland, 31, 2107 N. Dixie Hwy., West en-US Palm Beach, possession of cocaine.en-US Todd Edwards, 33, 1121 S.W. Hibiscus St., en-US Port St. Lucie, arrested on an active St. Lucie en-US County warrant for felony battery.en-US Jarred Westberry, 24, 141 Princess Drive, en-US Port St. Lucie, arrested in pretrial on an active en-US St. Lucie County felony warrant for possession en-US of cocaine with the intent to sell, manufacture en-US or deliver.en-US Kenneth Morales-Rodriguez, 22, 7401-111 en-US Palomino Drive, Hollywood, arrested on an en-US active St. Lucie County felony warrant for a vioen-US -en-US lation of probation for carrying a concealed fireen-US-en-US arm and possession of alprazolam.en-US Tyrik McGee-Hugley, Jr., 2800 N.W. 21st en-US Court, Fort Lauderdale, arrested on an active en-US St. Lucie County felony warrant for third-deen-US-en-US gree grand theft of a person 65 years-of-age or en-US older, fraudulent use of a credit or debit card for en-US $100 or more and criminal use of personal en-US identification belonging to an individual less en-US than 18-years-of-age or somebody 60 years-en-US of-age or older.en-US Joel Germinal, 30, 6443 N.W. Fontana St., en-US Port St. Lucie, arrested on an active St. Lucie en-US County felony capias warrant for driving with a en-US suspended license and an order revoking preen-US -en-US trial release.en-US Christopher VanHorn, 36, 761 N.W. Avens en-US St., Port St. Lucie, arrested on an active St. en-US Lucie County felony warrant.en-US Sean McGary, 37, 259 N.E. Airsoso Blvd., en-US Port St. Lucie, arrested on a felony probation en-US violation for possession of heroin.en-US Mandy Beers, 34, 1514 N.E. 24th St., Jensen en-US Beach, arrested on an outstanding St. Lucie en-US County felony warrant for dealing in stolen en-US property and providing false information to a en-US pawnbroker.en-US Larry Knight, 29, 339 Johnston St., Fort en-US Pierce, possession of cocaine.en-US Alanna Kiley, 1129 S.W. Jacqueline Ave., en-US Port St. Lucie, possession of cocaine and posen-US-en-US session of a controlled substance without a en-US prescription.en-US Robert Sampson, 39, 11519 Summit Rock en-US Court, Parrish, possession of cocaine and posen-US-en-US session of a controlled substance without a en-US prescription.en-US Dajuan Beasley, 40, 621 20th Place S.W., en-US Vero Beach, driving with a suspended license en-US for the third or subsequent offense.en-US Melvin Lithred, 22, 603-A N. 32nd St., Fort en-US Pierce, arrested on an active St. Lucie County en-US felony warrant for burglary of a dwelling.en-US Enrique Cruz, 29, 3232 Deanna Lane, Fort en-US Pierce, arrested on a St. Lucie County felony en-US warrant for criminal mischief.en-US Brian Sullivan, 54, 6789 Dulce Real, Fort en-US Pierce, aggravated battery on a person 65 en-US years-of-age or older.en-US Cody Minzit, 24, 5366 N.W. Wish Fern Cir., en-US Port St. Lucie, arrested on an active St. Lucie en-US County felony warrant for promoting the sexual en-US performance of a child.en-US Javarious King, 23, 310 N. 27th St., Fort en-US Pierce, destroying, tampering with or fabricaten-US-en-US ing physical evidence.en-US Lief Erickson, 46, 2510 S.E. Madison St., en-USStuart, arrested on a felony warrant for a violaen-US-en-US tion of probation.en-US Paul Badamo, 37, 5868 N.W. Corso Court, en-US Port St. Lucie, possession of cocaine.en-US Franklin Lewis, 25, 1202-5 Clements Bridge en-US Road, Barrington, N.J., arrested on an outen-US -en-US standing St. Lucie County felony warrant on a en-US violation of probation for lewd or lascivious en-US exhibition by an offender more than 18 years-en-US of-age.en-US Gazarrus Ellis, 24, 817 S.E. 15th St., Stuart, en-US arrested on an outstanding St. Lucie County en-US felony warrant on an order revoking pretrial en-US release for resisting a law enforcement officer en-US with violence, battery on a law enforcement en-US officer, firefighter or EMT and providing a false en-US name.en-US Christopher Cooper, 27, 350 Johnston St., en-US Fort Pierce, arrested on an outstanding St. en-US Lucie County felony capias warrant for driving en-US with a suspended license as a habitual offenden-US-en-US er and felony driving with a suspended license.en-US Robert Wilson, 48, 1675 S.W. Pancoast St., en-US Port St. Lucie, arrested on an outstanding St. en-US Lucie County felony warrant for unauthorized en-USPolice reporten-USEditors note: en-US This is a list of arrests, not en-US convictions, and all arrestees are presumed en-US innocent unless or until proven guilty in a en-US court of law. See en-US en-US CRIMEen-US page 12

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en-USVIEWPOINTen-USFRIDAY, MAY 4, 2018 en-US PORT ST. LUCIEen-US WWW.HOMETOWNNEWSSLC.COM PAGE 6en-USRantsen-US & en-USRaves Published weekly by Hometown News, L.C., 5059 Turnpike Feeder Road, Ft. Pierce, FL 34951 Copyright 2016, Hometown News, L.C.Voted # 1 Community Newspaper in America in 2005, 2006, 2007. One of the top 3 in America every year since 2003. Farris Robinson ...................................President Vernon D. Smith .................................. Managing Partner Don Hornbeck ..................................... Regional Circulation Manager Flora Wilkerson ................................... Circulation Administrator Robin Bevilacqua ................................ Human Resources Isabel Harmon .................................... Account Receivable Annita Ferrante ................................... Credit & Collections Kathy Young ........................................ Major/Natl. Accounts Manager Julie Cleveland ..................................... 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Paginator Phone (772) 465-5656 Fax (772) 465-5301Classified (800) 823-0466 Rants & Raves (866) 465-5504Circulation Inquiries 1-866-913-6397 circulation@hometownnewsol.comPORT ST. LUCIE en-USGot something to say? en-USEmail the Hometown Rants & Raves at en-USnewsfp@hometownnewsol.comen-USThe Rants and Raves section provides a chance for readers to share their thoughts with en-US other readers. The opinions included are not those of Hometown News or its employees.en-USPlease limit your submissions to 250 words, so that we can include more entries. en-US Readers are asked to refrain from making slanderous or libelous statements. en-USAn unclear view of en-US what trans meansen-USSome people say that if a man self identien-US-en-US fies as a woman, he should be allowed to en-US use the womens restroom. Likewise, if a en-US woman self identifies as a man, she should en-US be allowed to use the mens restroom. Well, en-US if I self identify as a NASCAR driver, can I en-US drive 200 mph anywhere I want? If I self en-US identify as a cop, are the laws about imperen-US -en-US sonating a police office then void? It seems en-US to me that, what were once called deluen-US -en-US sions are now being passed off with a en-US straight face as self identification. Transen-US -en-US genders dont bother me. Transdead aka en-US zombies do.en-USSome adviceen-USA recent Can you help me plea asked on en-US how to deal with telephone solicitations. In en-US short why are you answering the phone? en-US The call back method is very effective. Callen-US-en-US er ID is helpful as it identifies friends, en-US important vendors/customers and relatives. en-US As for calls you dont recognize simply let en-US them go to voicemail. A phone with call en-US memory will allow recall of unknown numen-US -en-US bers. When I call back a solicitation usually en-US the following occurs: 1. the line is dead (no en-US answer); 2. the marketing company en-US announcement answers your call and asks if en-US you wish to be removed from their call list en-US (very handy); 3. a live person answers but en-US this is rare and they do not usually get call en-US backs and are off script. At my business we en-US keep a call log on a spreadsheet and this is a en-US great way to ID repeat solicitations (offenden-US -en-US ers). en-USMore help for robocallsen-USEveryone finds nuisance telephone calls en-US annoying. May I suggest checking out en-US NOMOROBO.comen-US (No More Robot Calls). en-US This is a free service for landlines and costs en-US $1.99/month for cell phones. Whenever a en-US robot call is made, your phone will ring just en-US one time. It doesnt stop calls, but it is very en-US helpful.en-USFlorida should use nature for en-US pleasure and pocketbooken-USI moved from Chicago to sunny Florida en-US to enjoy the Sunshine State. After I moved en-US here, I started buying solar lights to illumien-US -en-US nate my yard. However, my electric bill was en-US atrocious. en-US Suddenly it occurred to me to get solar en-US panels to circumvent the high cost of elecen-US -en-US tricy. I contacted a solar company and I was en-US amazed to find out that Florida is not giving en-US any kind of rebates to homeowners to install en-US solar energy panels.en-US The Internal Revenue Service gives 30 percent rebates, however, the state of en-USFlorida does not. I wrote to Gov. Rick Scott en-US with no response.en-US I found out many other states offer incenen-US-en-US tives for homeowners to install solar panels. en-US I wonder why the Sunshine State is not en-US offering good incentives for homeowners.en-US Energy is a precious commodity and if en-US our state would incentives then we'd have en-US surplus energy that could easily be sold to en-US other states.en-US I cannot comprehend why Florida is not en-US doing anything to use nature for our pleaen-US-en-US sure and pocketbook.en-USDont worry, its not your faulten-USThroughout society we have seen a steady en-US progression in the thinking that nobody is en-US required to take responsibility for their en-US actions. Todays buzz word is termed milen-US -en-US lennial thinking. This includes not only the en-US freedom to do anything you wish without en-US being burdened by repercussions as well as en-US it no longer requires hard work to achieve. en-US You are, after all, entitled to everything en-US you want in life. en-US Take the case of a person that goes to a en-US bar and has far too much to drink. They get en-US into their car and drive in a severely en-US impaired state and kill someone. The real en-US culprit certainly cannot be the poor person en-US that now has to live with this on their conen-US -en-US science. It is, instead, the bartender that en-US served him too many drinks.. en-US We saw the McDonalds fiasco with the en-US coffee which the lady spilled on herself. I en-US believe the award she received was over $80 en-US million. McDonalds then had to insert a en-US notation on their coffee cups that the conen-US -en-US tents were hot since the public cannot be en-US expected to know this without fair warning. en-US Sounds right to me.en-US In recent months we have seen a couple of en-US cases much closer to home. We have had en-US two incidents where people were struck and en-US killed by a Brightline train. These were ceren-US -en-US tainly tragic events and I extend my condoen-US -en-US lences to the friends and families of the vicen-US-en-US tims. However, the initial gut reaction en-US disseminated by many was to go after en-US Brightline. The very thought that Brightline en-US is to blame for individuals knowingly standen-US -en-US ing on the tracks or walking/bicycling in en-US front of a train is a classic example of how en-US far weve gone to make certain the truth, en-US common sense or simply what is right is no en-US longer the reaction of our societal mores. If en-US the gates are down across an intersection, en-US the crossing alarms are operating and the en-US train is blowing its air horn, I see no way en-US how we can deflect blame onto the train. en-US One cannot legislate stupidity. To be fair, it en-US is possible that the victims may have had en-US mental or physical situations which preventen-US-en-US ed them from realizing what they were en-US doing. If so, then how does the family allow en-US a loved one with said conditions to have the en-US freedom to put themselves into such situaen-US -en-US tions? Again, an offshoot of personal en-US responsibility.en-US This penchant towards PC extends to law en-US enforcement as well. Sometimes those that en-US are really wearing the handcuffs are not the en-US perpetrators but our law enforcement memen-US-en-US bers themselves. Photo courtesy of MaryAnn Ketcham en-USA Taste of St. Lucie, benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters, drew a large crowd to the Fort Pierce Riverwalk.   Dozens of local restau en-US-en-US rants, culinary schools and breweries participated in the fundraisen-US er.   BBBS serves over 1,400 kids in St. Lucie, Indian River and en-USOkeechobee. Here, four year-old Charlotte Fleming of Port St. Lucie en-US watches on as 6 year-old Oliver Pearson devours a Jimmy Johns en-US sub.en-USAre you going to eat all of that?

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en-US 8 Celebrate the LIFE of your loved ones with an ad in The Hometown News. Obituaries/Memorial Ads Death Notices Birthdays Graduations Birth Announcements & More! We have affordable rates starting as low as $100 for a 1/16th page ad size with Full Color. Call Nichole Dash at (772) 467-4313 direct or call our toll-free number at: (800) 823-0466 ext. 313. You can also email me at ndash@HometownNewsOL.com The Dignity Memorial professional provider network is here to guide you every step of the way.AYCOCK FUNERAL HOME Our professional, experienced and dedicated staff provides exceptional, compassionate care to families at a difficult time in their lives. Funeral & burial services of all faiths & cultures Personalized services from time honored traditions, personal photographs to favorite readings & songs rffntbnffnnt rffntftnrfffntfnb 2016 2016 C H O I C E R E A D E R S O.G. en-USI am just over a year old, very energetic, and love to en-US play. I am a big cuddle bug especially after I get tired en-US out playing a game of fetch. I have made good en-US friends with the dog next to me so I do get along with en-US other dogs and wouldnt mind another four legged en-US friend to play with. Please visit O.G., and all his en-US adoptable friends, at our Fort Pierce shelter located at en-US 100 Savannah Rd. For more information please conen-US -en-US tact us at 772-461-0687 or visit our website at www.en-US hsslc.org.en-USLooking for a home en-USTREASURE COAST -Treasure Coast en-US Food Bank wants to ensure that kids wont en-US have to worry about getting a meal en-US because schools out for summer. The en-US Food Bank is recruiting partners who en-US want to help by participating in its Sumen-US -en-US mer Meals program to ensure that stuen-US -en-US dents whose families dont always have en-US enough food are able to eat nutritious en-US meals all summer.en-US The Summer Meals program provides en-US meals to youth 18 years and younger, at en-US no cost to them. Treasure Coast Food en-US Bank partners with churches, community en-US centers, youth development organizaen-US -en-US tions, and other agencies that can offer a en-US place to feed the kids.en-US Treasure Coast Food Bank prepares en-US each meal daily throughout the summer. en-US The meals typically include fresh-made en-US sandwiches and wraps, hand-made salen-US -en-US ads, and fresh cut fruits and veggies. The en-US program will run every weekday from en-US May 29 to August 10. Meal times vary en-US depending on the location. The program en-US also is available to organizations that run en-US programs for limited times, such as Vacaen-US -en-US tion Bible School programs. en-US Our goal is not only to provide nutrien-US -en-US tious food but to ensure the children in en-US our community have a worry-free sumen-US -en-US mer and enjoy summer vacation the way en-US its meant to be, said Treasure Coast Food en-US Bank President and CEO Judith Cruz. en-US More than 50,000 students are eligible en-US for free meals from local school districts en-US on the Treasure Coast. Only about six en-US percent participate in a Summer Meals en-US program. Treasure Coast Food Bank has en-US set a goal of once again providing 30 sites en-US for Summer Meals.en-US There will be an informational webinar en-US at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8 for organizaen-US-en-US tions interested in learning more about en-US participating as a site for the Summer en-US Food Service Program. To learn more, en-US please visit https://stophunger.org/sfsp.en-US The program is supported in part en-US through donations. Anyone wanting to en-US support Treasure Coast Food Banks Sumen-US-en-US mer Meals Program can make a donation en-US through www.stophunger.org. en-USFood Bank recruiting en-US summer meal sitesen-USFor Hometown Newsen-USnewsfp@hometownnewsol.com

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Afterward the xed rate will be computed based on the 5-year Treasury Bill rate (for a 5 year loan term) or the 10-year Treasury Bill rate (for a 10 year loan term) plus a margin of 3.00%. For owner occupied business real estate loans, 51% of the building must be occupied by the borrower. 50 BPS Loan Fee. Must establish main/primary operating account at FCB with a minimum deposit relationship of at least 25% of the loan commitment (new funds) at time of loan closing. If you close your deposit relationship or the balances fall below 25% of the loan commitment, we may increase your rate by 25 BPS. Loan to value max 85% subject to bank ordered or current appraisal. New loans to FCB only. FCB clients not eligible to renance under these terms. Must close and fund no later than June 29, 2018. 3. Offer applies to new non-interest bearing accounts (Small Business Checking and Business Checking) opened on or before June 29, 2018; new funds only; Public funds and ABS accounts are not eligible. 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From Sebasen-US-en-US tian to Stuart, gas prices are higher than they en-US were at this time last month and last year.en-US According to GasBuddy.com, which proen-US -en-US vides crowd-sourced details on prices at over en-US 135,000 gas stations, gas prices have reached en-US their highest prices since at least 2015. Just in en-US April, prices surpassed recent highs three en-US times.en-US On April 12, GasBuddy reported a nationen-US-en-US al average of $2.68 per gallon for regular gas, en-US which it said was the highest since July 2015. en-US By April 23, the average had risen to $2.76. en-US On April 29 it had shot up to $2.808.en-US Gas price increases gripped 49 of the en-US nations 50 states again last week as oil prices en-US continued their upward move to new multi-en-US year highs, said Patrick DeHaan, head of en-US petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. In addien-US -en-US tion, government data highlighted a new en-US record for gasoline demand was breached en-US last week, and were not even into the sumen-US-en-US mer driving season yet. The road ahead at en-US the pump looks quite ominous if that en-US demand number proves common in the en-US coming weeks.en-US In Vero Beach, the lowest prices for regular en-US gas as of April 29 were $2.59 at The Beverage en-US Stop, 310 27th Ave. SW, $2.64 at 7-Eleven, en-US 210 Highland Dr. SW & 2089 Old Dixie Hwy. en-US SW, $2.67 at RaceWay, 9490 108th Ave. and en-US Fellsmere Road, $2.68 at Sams Club, 5565 en-US 20th St., and $2.69 at Mobil, 3365 Aviation en-US Blvd.en-US In Sebastian, the lowest prices for regular en-US gas were $2.65 at Mobil, 9490 90th Ave. and en-US CR-512, $2.67 at BP, 10950 CR-512 and I-95, en-US $2.69 at Sunoco, 9020 Fellsmere Road & en-US Watervliet Ave., $2.69 at Cumberland Farms, en-US 957 Sebastian Blvd. and Barber St., and $2.69 en-US at Speedway, 700 US-1 & CR-512 (easten-US-en-US bound).en-US In Fort Pierce, the lowest prices were $2.64 en-US at Mobil, 2200 S US-1 and Virginia Ave., en-US $2.64 at Speedway, 3045 S US-1 and Emil en-US Road, $2.65 at BP, 1203 South US-1 near en-US Park Way, $2.65 at Sunoco, 3110 S. US-1 & en-US Edwards Road, and $2.65 at Chevron, 511 S en-US US-1 and Delaware Ave.en-US In Port St. Lucie, the lowest prices were en-US $2.61 at Sams Club, 1754 SW Gatlin Blvd., en-US $2.64 at 7-Eleven, 1650 SW St. Lucie West en-US Blvd. and California Blvd., $2.64 at Speeden-US -en-US way, 149 NW Bayshore Blvd. and Prima Vista en-US Blvd., $2.64 at Shell, 701 N. Airoso Blvd. near en-US St James Dr., and $2.64 at Walmart, 902 SW en-US St. Lucie W. Blvd. and Wakulla River Trail.en-US In Stuart, the lowest prices were $2.72 at en-US RaceTrac, 1755 NW Federal Hwy. and 16th en-US Place, $2.72 at Mobil, 5275 SE Federal Hwy. en-US near Salerno Road, $2.72 at Speedway, 3201 en-US SE Federal Hwy. and Indian St., $2.72 at en-US Speedway, 100 SW Monterey Road and S. en-US Kanner Hwy., and $2.72 at Shell, 5750 SE en-US Federal Hwy. and Cove Road.en-US Across all of Florida, the average on April en-US 29 was $2.719, compared to $2.629 one en-US month ago and $2.412 one year ago. The lowen-US -en-US est price reported in the state was $2.34 at a en-US Shell in Deerfield Beach. The highest price in en-US the state was $3.97 at a Chevron in North en-US Miami Beach.en-US Across the U.S., the average April 29 was en-US $2.808, compared to $2.658 one month ago en-US and $2.386 one year ago. The lowest average en-US prices in the U.S. are $2.491 in Oklahoma en-US and $2.496 in Louisiana. The highest average en-US prices are $3.593 in California and $3.564 in en-US Hawaii.en-US All signs point to some additional upward en-US movement before prices peak and perhaps en-US drop slightly around Memorial Day into the en-US month of June, said Mr. DeHaan.en-US GasBuddy says the sudden surge can be en-US blamed on oil prices rising to nearly $67 per en-US barrel, the highest level since 2014, on fears en-US of military action in Syria and trade conflict en-US with China. U.S. oil inventories also stand 20 en-US percent lower than a year ago, the result of en-US higher crude oil exports and OPECs agreeen-US -en-US ment to cut oil production, now in its 15th en-US month.en-US Higher oil prices have enticed U.S. proen-US -en-US ducers to ramp up crude oil exports, effecen-US -en-US tively draining U.S. oil inventories at a higher en-US pace than that oil is being replaced, said Mr. en-US DeHaan.en-USFuel Saving Tipsen-USGasBuddy offers the following tips to save en-US fuel. These tips closely mirror those of AAA en-US and others.en-US 1. Avoid high speeds. Increasing speed en-US increases aerodynamic drag exponentially, en-US dramatically increasing fuel consumption.en-US 2. Avoid frequent accelerations and hard en-US breaking. Simply trying to maintain a consisen-US-en-US tent flow can increase fuel economy by 20 en-US percent.en-US 3. Keep tires properly inflated. One tire en-US underinflated by two PSI can increase fuel en-US consumption by one percent. Pay attention en-US to manufacturer recommendations for air en-US pressure and check them regularly.en-US 4. Use air conditioning as little as practical. en-US The air conditioner can increase fuel conen-US-en-US sumption by 20 percent.en-US 5. Keep windows closed, but choose open en-US windows over A/C when you need one or the en-US other. Open windows at highway speeds can en-US increase fuel consumption by 10 percent. en-USThats 50 percent better than A/C, but still a en-US loss.en-US 6. Service vehicle regularly. Fuel efficiency en-US gets worse if you have dirty air filters, old en-US spark plugs or low fluid levels.en-US 7. Use cruise control to maintain a conen-US -en-US stant speed. But avoid the temptation to en-US move your legs away from the peddles or en-US divert your gaze from the road, as you must en-US remain prepared to respond to any situation.en-US 8. Avoid heavy loads. Those bags of kitty en-US litter or top soil or extra cases of water in the en-US trunk will cost you more in fuel than you en-US saved by buying them in bulk. Empty heavy en-US items from your car as soon as you can.en-US 9. Avoid long idles. Its often hard to anticien-US -en-US pate how long youll be waiting for someone en-US outside a school or store, but the general rule en-US is that if you will be stopped in place for more en-US than one minute, youll save gas by turning en-US the car off and then restarting it.en-US 10. Purchase a fuel efficient vehicle. People en-US buy more vehicles when gas prices are low, en-US and then they ignore fuel and go for a big en-US truck or SUV. Think ahead and chose the en-US smallest vehicle that will suit your needs, en-US with the best rated fuel efficiency you can en-US afford. Choosing a manual transmission will en-US often save you extra money, though thats not en-US for everyone.en-US Finally, use a smartphone app to help you en-US find the least expensive gas wherever you are. en-US GasBuddy is a free and easy app, but you can en-US find others that work just as well.en-USGas prices rising, en-US tips to save moneyen-USBy Mike Winikoffen-USmwinikoff@hometownnewsol.com

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en-US 10 Dont delete any of your machines system files en-USTen-USake a look around any computers en-US hard drive and you will notice en-US hundreds, no, thousands of things en-US that are known as System files. These are en-US files that your computer needs to operate. en-US Delete, re-name or move them and your en-US machine could start acting like Forest en-US Gump. en-US People are often surprised to find out just en-US how many things there are in a typical en-US computer that do not belong to them. en-US Now, I know its logical to think hey, its my en-US computer, every file in it belongs to me. en-US That may be true but most of the files on en-US your computer really belong to the en-US system. Meddle with them and you risk en-US breaking your Windows. en-US Let me explain. Items on your hard drive en-US are, essentially, files which are organized en-US into groups called folders or directories. en-US These files are either system files, user files en-US or a combination system/user file. en-US Your operating system (Windows, Mac, en-US whichever) is a program that relies on a en-US plethora of files to function properly. Most en-US of these files (system files) are so necessary en-US that without them, Windows wont run at en-US all. Many times system files have cryptic en-US names and you have no idea what they are en-US when you see their icon. The rule of thumb en-US to follow is unless you are absolutely sure en-US what a file is, dont mess with it. en-US Sometimes, as luck would have it, system en-US files may be named similarly to one of your en-US own files. This can cause a problem if youre en-US not careful because not everything on your en-US computer is what you think it is. Always en-US make absolutely sure a file is what you think en-US it is before you delete or modify it. en-US An easy way to check a file is to right en-US click it and then click (with the left button) en-US Properties and then click Details. This en-US will allow you to take a quick peek at a file en-US without opening it (or accidentally running en-US it if its a program file) to determine what it en-US is. If its a system file, chances are you wont en-US understand what you are seeing in the en-US details page and thats your clue; if you dont en-US understand it, dont mess with it and en-US certainly dont delete it. en-US If a file is one of yours, you will en-US recognize it right away in details. If you en-US recognize it as not being a system file, you en-US can do what you want with it. en-US So, what about all of these things that I en-US dont need? How do I get rid of them? en-US Well, the safest answer to that is to get rid en-US of them mentally. In other words ignore en-US them. One of the skills that any good en-US computerist develops is the ability to ignore en-US all of the things that dont apply to the task en-US at hand. en-US Some files, the ones that are half user files en-US and half system files, are necessary for en-US certain programs to run. If these files are en-US modified, The operating system will still en-US run but the program that owns them may en-US not. en-US How do you tell which are which? You en-US dont need to. It all boils down to if you are en-US not absolutely clear what a file is, assume its en-US a system file and leave it alone! And thats en-US good advice.en-US Sean McCarthy fixes computers. He can be en-US reached at 888-752-9049 or en-US help@Compuen-US -en-US teThisOnline.com. COMPUTE THIS en-USSEAN MCCARTHY en-USSTATEWIDE In March, Gov. Rick Scott en-US signed legislation that lets the state join the en-US Electronic Registration Information Center. en-US Florida is the 24th state to join ERIC, a mulen-US -en-US tistate effort to expand voter registration en-US and remove or update incorrect registraen-US -en-US tions.en-US ERIC was formed in 2012 as a non-profit en-US organization with seed money from The en-US Pew Charitable Trust. It is a system to comen-US -en-US pare state and federal government data on en-US eligible voters. Data compared includes en-US voter and motor vehicle registrations, U.S. en-US Postal Service addresses, and Social Security en-US death records. en-US Every year, millions of Americans move, en-US die, or have other life changes that affect en-US voter status. ERIC checks that voters are elien-US -en-US gible and registered only once, in the proper en-US place. The ERIC website claims that one in en-US eight voter registration records nationwide en-US contain a serious error, and 51 million eligien-US -en-US ble citizens remain unregistered to vote.en-US Keeping voter rolls current is always a en-US challenge because voters move and neglect en-US to notify the Elections Office, said Indian en-US River Countys Supervisor of Elections Lesen-US-en-US lie Swan. ERIC is another tool to ensure the en-US countys voter rolls are as accurate as possien-US -en-US ble.en-US Since 2013, ERIC has identified 8,428,614 en-US voter registration mistakes. These included en-US 1,826,974 people who moved to different en-US states but didnt cancel their prior registraen-US -en-US tions, 6,250,150 who were registered in the en-US proper state but required updates to their en-US records, 145,117 in-state duplicates, and en-US 206,373 people who had died.en-US ERIC has not released any data indicating en-US whether improper votes were actually cast.en-US In addition to comparing data to find en-US mistakes, ERIC is a tool for states to contact en-US unregistered voters. Member states contact en-US eligible unregistered voters at least every en-US two years, prior to federal general elections, en-US with instructions on how to register.en-US Each state submits, at a minimum, voter en-US registration and motor vehicle data, includen-US -en-US ing name, address, date of birth, and the last en-US four digits of the social security number. en-US Date of birth and the last four digits of the en-US Social Security number are supposedly proen-US-en-US tected using a cryptographic one-way hash en-US before being transmitted to ERIC. en-US Each state then receives reports that show en-US voters who have moved within their state, en-US voters who have moved out of state, voters en-US who have died, duplicate registrations, and en-US eligible individuals who are not registered.en-US In Florida, as in other states, the effort to en-US join ERIC appears to have been bipartisan, en-US with support from both Democrats and en-US Republicans. While not formal opposition, en-US some concerns have been raised by civil liben-US -en-US erties organizations regarding the potential en-US for the system to either remove eligible voten-US-en-US ers from the rolls, or to compile data that en-US might be used for unintended purposes.en-US ERIC is owned and managed by the states en-US that choose to join. Each state pays annual en-US dues. The organization has an annual buden-US-en-US get of $785,000, with larger states paying en-US proportionally more than smaller states. en-US The organization says that states actually en-US save more money than their dues from en-US cleaner voter rolls resulting in less returned en-US mail, fewer provisional ballots on election en-US day, and shorter lines at polling places.en-US The seven states that formed ERIC in en-US 2012 are Colorado, Delaware, Maryland, en-US Nevada, Utah, Virginia, and Washington. en-US Washington D.C., Oregon, Connecticut, en-US Louisiana, and Minnesota joined in 2014. en-US Alabama, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Rhode en-US Island joined in 2015. Alaska, Ohio, New en-US Mexico, West Virginia and Wisconsin en-US joined in 2016. Arizona joined in 2017, and en-US Missouri in 2018. en-US Florida now becomes the 24th member en-US state, though the system will not actually be en-US used in Florida until Jan. 1, 2019, after the en-US 2018 midterms.en-US This is important progress, said Dana en-US Southerland, President of the Florida State en-US Association of Supervisors of Elections. en-US Our participation in ERIC means we will en-US be able to identify and communicate with en-US voters who may be registered to vote in en-US other states. It will also help us identify eligien-US-en-US ble, unregistered voters so we can encourage en-US them to register to vote.en-US Our association advocated for this legisen-US-en-US lation because weve seen credible evidence en-US that ERIC is a secure way to share data and en-US improve the accuracy of our voter registraen-US -en-US tion database, said Craig Latimer, legislaen-US -en-US tive chair for FSASE. We look forward to en-US working with ERIC partners in a shared en-US commitment to improve Americas voter en-US rolls and bolster the countrys confidence in en-US our elections.en-US For information about ERIC, call (202) en-US 695-3464, email info@ericstates.org, or visit en-US www.ericstates.org.en-USFlorida joins system to update voter dataen-USBy Mike Winikoffen-USmwinikoff@hometownnewsol.com

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No big deal!What Makes Us Dierent?It starts with our employees; we work hard to make this a special place.1PriceAn honest, low price right up front without haggling and without bogus add on fees!Red PhonesFour hotlines at Earl Stewart Toyota connect you instantly to Earl Stewart's personal iPhone. No reason is too small to call!Confessions of a Recovering Car DealerEarl Stewart's book that spills the beans! Great resource to protect yourself from getting ripped o by a car dealer.Tires For LifeGet replacement tires for life at no charge when you buy a new Toyota or a Certied Used Toyota from us. Learn more at www.EarlStewartToyota.com800-378-5111 Find an honest service person en-USEarl Stewart is the owner and general en-US manager of Earl Stewart Toyota in North en-US Palm Beach. The dealership is located at en-US 1215 N. Federal Highway in Lake Park. en-US Contact him at en-USwww.earlstewarttoyota.com, en-US call 561-358-1474, fax 561-658-0746 or en-US emailen-US earl@estoyota.com.en-USSen-UServicing your car might be just as scary en-US as it was buying it. However, buying a en-US car is something you only do every few en-US years. During the time between buying cars en-US you will bring it in for service maybe a en-US dozen times (and that doesnt even count en-US repairs).en-USCar dealers make more money servicing en-US your car than they do selling you one. The en-US more service they sell you, the more money en-US they make. Todays automobiles are of far en-US better quality than they used to be and are en-US much less likely to need repairs. Increasingly, en-US basic maintenance is all you really need to en-US do for your car. Also, many manufacturers en-US are providing free maintenance for the first en-US two or three years. This new dynamic is a en-US threat to the car dealers most profitable en-US departmentsservice and parts. Many car en-US dealers are compensating for this by selling en-US you more service than you really need.en-US Did you know that virtually every employen-US -en-US ee in a service department gets a percentage en-US of the total amount of service he sells? The en-US guy that writes up your service order when en-US you drive in is on commission. They are en-US service salesmen but they dont like to be en-US called that. Their title is usually service en-US advisor or assistant service manager. The en-US mechanic that fixes your car is on commisen-US -en-US sion. The service manager that supervises en-US the mechanic and the service salesman is en-US paid on commission. The dealer and service en-US manager expect the service salesman to en-US up-sell you. This is typically accomplished en-US with a free inspection purportedly to find en-US maintenance and repairs that you didnt en-US know you needed and was probably not en-US mentioned in your owners manual. After en-US the service salesman sells you as much en-US service as he can, the mechanics role is to en-US find anything that needs to be fixed on the en-US car that the service salesman or you were en-US unaware of. He then calls the service en-US salesman and tells him about the additional en-US repairs you need the second up-sell. I en-US recommend that you stick to what your cars en-US manufacturer recommends for maintenance en-US in your owners manual. When your service en-US salesman tells you what he recommends, be en-US sure that the manufacturer recommends it en-US too. There are some exceptions to this, based en-US on certain local environmental conditions, en-US but very few. Always question any service en-US not recommended by your owners manual. en-US When a repair is recommended that you en-US were unaware of, get a second opinion from en-US another service department, especially if its en-US an expensive repair. Be especially leery of en-US transmission and radiator flushes. Theyre en-US not recommended by auto manufacturers en-US but very popular with car dealer service en-US departments; their high-priced and en-US unnecessary.en-USNow, dont get me wrong; just because en-US people are paid on commission doesnt en-US make them dishonest or uncaring. However, en-US if theres a rotten apple in the barrel he will en-US take advantage of a commissioned pay plan en-US to maximize his earnings. There are very en-US few companies with zero rotten apples. A en-US good company does its best to ferret out the en-US rotten apples but its a constant battle. In en-US fact, there are companies that have more en-US rotten apples than not. When you have a en-US department or company where everybody is en-US on commission, it takes an awfully altruistic en-US manager to fire a top-producerbecause his en-US paycheck enhanced by that individual. The en-US more his rotten apple sells the more en-US money the supervisor earns. This applies en-US also to the supervisors supervisor, all the en-US way up to the guy that owns the company. en-US The higher up the ladder you go, the harder en-US it is to identify these more passive, unseen en-US rotten apples that aid and abet the en-US front-line apples. The head guy usually has en-US what many CEOs insist onDENIABILIen-US -en-US TY. You hear a lot about that in government en-US scandals. The press always wants to know, en-US Who knew what and when did they know en-US it? Everybody remembers Watergate where en-US the rotten apples extended from the bottom en-US of the barrel all the way to the top. It took en-US Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein over en-US several years to follow the tracks all the way en-US to the top of the barrel.en-US Often, there are people in all companies en-US that are honest and caring for their customen-US -en-US ers. The point of this article is that youre en-US better served to look for that good person en-US than only a good company. There is no en-US surefire way to do this, but I can suggest a en-US few methods. Clearly, youre more likely to en-US find a good service salesman in a company en-US that has a good reputation. You find good en-US companies by personal experience, en-US recommendations by friends, and ratings by en-US various services like Google (most reliable), en-US Yelp, Dealer Rater, and BBB. If you read the en-US reviews, often the individuals are menen-US -en-US tioned. If youve dealt with this company en-US before, others in that company, like the en-US salesman sold you the car, can refer you to a en-US particularly good service salesman. All en-US manufacturers measure the customer en-US satisfaction index of every service salesman. en-US Insist on seeing these scores and find out en-US how the service salesman ranks among his en-USpeers, both in the company and the entire en-US region. Finally, always make an appointment en-US to see that service salesman youve chosen. en-US If hes on vacation or not available for other en-US reasons, wait for your service until he can en-US see you.en-US Finally, when you find yourself a good en-US apple for a service advisor, dont keep it a en-US secret. Tell your friends and tell the service en-US manager and the owner of the dealership. en-US When you do this, youre doing your en-US friends, the service advisor, the service manen-US -en-US ager, and the owner a great favor. Youre also en-US spreading the word that treating customers en-US with honesty and compassion is good for en-US business. ON CARS en-USEARL STEWART

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en-US 12 Were Here Day and NightFULL CIRCLE SENIOR CARE most-effective program in the nation, en-USdesigned to protect these at risk in our comen-US -en-US munities, Sheriff Mascara added. The en-US search times for certified Project Lifesaver en-US agencies have been reduced from hours en-US and potentially days down to minutes.en-US The announcement came in the wake of a en-US few Treasure Coast incidents, including a en-US Vero Beach woman who has been missing en-US for more than a month and a young autistic en-US girl who was found in a pond in Port St. en-US Lucie. Project Lifesaver is based in Port St. en-US Lucie and is providing the services for free. en-US The SLCSO deputies will be participating in en-US training over the next month that includes en-US methods on interaction with autistic people en-US and those who are suffering from dementia.en-US One-third who wander are rarely able to en-US communicate their name, address or phone en-US number, Sheriff Mascara said. Children en-US with autism are eight times more likely to en-US wander between the ages of 7 and 10.en-US The program is free to enroll in, and en-US interested individuals can call the SLCSOat en-US 772-871-5303.en-USLifesaveren-USFrom page 1 en-USThe Board of County Commissioners has en-US issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for a en-US private partner to operate and develop the foren-US -en-US mer Indian River Terminal.en-US St. Lucie County recently purchased the teren-US-en-US minal and a 10-percent interest in the 67-acre en-US tract inside the Port of Fort Pierce, known as en-US the Bell Property. The terminal features 1,200 en-US feet of seawall, as well as more than en-US 125,600-square-feet of warehouse space en-US between the two buildings.en-US Proposals are due to St. Lucie County by en-US Wednesday, June 6 at 4 p.m. County officials en-US will hold a site visit and question-and-answer en-US session on Tuesday, May 8 at 10 a.m. en-US Interested parties must submit a statement of en-US qualifications that detail their experience, en-US expertise and financial capabilities, along with en-US a description of its proposed development proen-US -en-US gram and marketing plan for the terminal.en-US St. Lucie Countys goal is straightforward: en-US create an enduring source of economic activity en-US that will generate high-paying, long-term jobs en-US within the community.en-US The Port of Fort Pierce is ideally situated on en-US Floridas east coast between Port Canaveral en-US and Miami, less than three miles from the en-US mouth of the deep-water Fort Pierce Inlet and en-US offering unobstructed access to the Intracoasten-US -en-US al Waterway and Atlantic Ocean. The site is en-US thought by industry experts to be the ideal for en-US the development of a maintenance and refit en-US facility for marine vessels, including large recen-US -en-US reational vessels that have made calls on the en-US port in increasing number of years.en-US The port is in close proximity to the Treasure en-US Coast International Airport and Business Park, en-US with its expanding U.S. Customs facility and en-US active Foreign Trade Zone.en-US St. Lucie County has recently completed en-US more than $7.3 million worth of improvements en-US to the streets leading into the port area. These en-US improvements, which include resurfaced roads, en-US retention ponds, sidewalks and lighting, will en-US increase the access in and around the Port of en-US Fort Pierce for the public as well as the local en-US businesses operating in the port area.en-US The Port of Fort Pierce is one of seven en-US deep-water, seaports on Floridas east coast.en-US Businesses interested in learning more about en-US the Request for Qualifications to operate the en-US Port of Fort Pierce can review the RFQ online: en-US www.DemandStar.com or it can be emailed at en-US the vendors request. Interested vendors can en-US e-mail a request for the RFQ document to en-US Sandi Morando at morandos@stlucieco.org. en-US The deadline to apply is June 6 at 4 p.m.en-USNotesen-USFrom page 2 en-USuse of a credit card for more than $300, frauduen-US -en-US lent use of a credit card for $100 or more and en-US organized fraud of less than $20,000.en-US Gaetano Arrisicato, 70, 14 Mediterranean en-US Lane, Port St. Lucie, arrested on an outstanden-US-en-US ing St. Lucie County felony capias warrant for a en-US false insurance claim of more than $100,000.en-US Gary Boatwright, 43, 5447-201 Moorhen Trail en-US N.W., Port St. Lucie, arrested on an outstanden-US -en-US ing St. Lucie County felony warrant for driving en-US with a suspended license.en-USFlorida Highway Patrol en-USEddie Bush, 50, 1315 Avenue J Apt. B, Fort en-US Pierce, trespassing on a construction site.en-US Kelvin Williams, 51, 1910 Avenue E, Fort en-US Pierce, trespassing on a construction site.en-US Travarris Leaks, 30, 130 S. Orange Blossom en-US Trail, Orlando, driving with a suspended license en-US as a habitual offender.en-USCrimeen-USFrom page 5en-GB Drive, Port St. Lucie. Free. Join Ms. Phyllis en-GB for a story time adventure and activity, with en-GB a different story each month. en-GB For more en-GB information, call (772) 785-5833.en-US en-US Port St. Lucie Anglers Club meeting:en-US en-US Held at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of en-US each month at Port St. Lucie Botanical en-US Gardens, 2410 S.E. Westmoreland Blvd., en-US Port St. Lucie. Each month there is a en-US different topic about fishing the waters of the en-US Treasure Coast. Upcoming fishing trips and en-US tournaments will be discussed. Club en-US members traditionally also give us their en-US latest Tall Tales of their fishing adventures so en-US there are sure to be some surprises for all. en-US The public is welcome, no charge. Free en-US coffee and donuts are served. en-US Call Frank en-US Gamber at (443) 992-8428 or visit en-US pslanglers.com.en-USFRIDAY, MAY 11en-GB en-GB Dawn Chorus Early Bird Hike:en-GB 6:30-en-GB 8 a.m., Sweetwater Hammock Preserve, en-GB 4100 S. 25th Street, Fort Pierce. Enjoy en-GB the rising sun while being serenaded by en-GB the dawn chorus, courtesy of the areas en-GB resident and migrant bird species. Seasonal en-GB flowers and pollinator activity is ideal during en-GB the mornings milder temperatures. en-US Free, en-US public is welcome; however, reservations en-US are required as space is limited. en-GB For more en-GB information or to register, call (772) 462-en-GB 2526, email en-GB slchikes@stlucieco.org en-GB or visit en-GB www.slchikes.org. en-GB en-GB Lunch & Learn:en-GB "Update on the en-GB State of the Lagoon" at 12 p.m., Manatee en-GB Observation & Education Center, 480 N. en-GB Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce. Join us for en-GB a presentation by Bo Platt and Wayne Mills en-GB of the Marine Resources Council. Well get en-GB an update on lagoon health and restoration en-GB efforts along the Treasure Coast. Bring en-GB your lunch and learn! Free event. en-GB For more en-GB information, call (772) 429-6266. en-USCalendaren-USFrom page 4

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BIG PRIZE RAFFLE CARDCome in and get your card stamped daily to enter to win fantastic prizes! Match Plays Bingo Exciting New Games Complimentary Beverages & SnacksMAY: 55 inch FLAT SCREEN TV 4k resolution & more GREAT PRIZES! 772-828-3900 Like us on Facebook @ SpinWinArcade513 Georgia Ave., Fort Pierce, FL Happy Hour Tue. Fri. from 2 5pm 679 NW Enterprise Drive, Suite 101 Port St. Lucie, FL 34986(772) 249-5055 1/2 OFF YOUR FIRST FLIGHT Must Bring HTN AD. Exp. 4/30/18 @ hoplifebrewing HOPLIFE.COM 2084 Courtyard Circle St. Lucie West PSL 34986772.323.0916 SmallCakes of PSL Peace | Love | Cupcakes OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK $3 OFF ANY PURCHASE $15 or moreW/HTN COUPON EXP. 5-31-18 CUPCAKERY & CREAMERY ARIES March 21/April 20 en-USAries, if you are seeking pleasure, try some en-US healthy pursuits. These can include exercise, en-US soothing baths, hiking trips, or other activities en-US that benefit the mind and body.en-USTAURUS April 21/May 21en-USTry to be as perceptive as possible when dealen-US -en-US ing with individuals in the days to come, Tauen-US -en-US rus. This will help you help them as effectively en-US as you can.en-USGEMINI May 22/June 21en-USYour confidence may surprise you this week, en-US and you may feel like there is nothing you canen-US -en-US not do, Gemini. Others will respond positively en-US to your advice.en-USCANCER June 22/July 22en-USCancer, if you are commanding enough, you en-US can accept a position of leadership in the en-US near future, even if you havent yet had authoren-US -en-US ity over others. This is a turning point.en-USLEO July 23/Aug. 23en-USTake shifting emotions in stride, Leo. There is en-US no right or wrong way to feel. If something en-US does become troublesome, talk it out with a en-US confidante.en-USHoroscopesen-USCinco de Mayo events taking en-US place across area en-USTREASURE COAST Mexican culture en-US will be celebrated in a variety of ways this en-US weekend with Cinco de Mayo events doten-US -en-US ting the calendar. en-US On Saturday, May 5, at 4 p.m. at Sailfish en-US Brewing Company 130 N. 2nd Street, Fort en-US Pierce will be the release party for Sailfish en-US Brewerys Mexican Lager and the Tequila en-US Sunrise IPA. There will be live music, food en-US and a themed costume contest. en-US Also on Saturday, from noon to 4 p.m. at en-US Treasure Coast Harley Davidson 467 S.E. en-US federal Hwy in Stuart there will be a party en-US featuring margaritas and tacos. There also en-US will be a live salsa band playing to help the en-US crowd get in the spirit. Not only do they en-US play festive Cinco De Mayo music, but they en-US also put a Latin spin on some classics.en-US On Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at The en-US Shores Treatment & Recovery Services, en-US LLC located at 1405 S.E. Goldtree Drive en-US in Port Saint Lucie will be a fifth anniveren-US -en-US sary celebration themed to Cinco de Mayo. en-US There will be a taco buffet, dunk tank, en-US bounce house, music, door prizes and en-US more, and the family friendly event is free en-US and open to the public. Out en-GB en-GB&en-GB en-GBabout en-GBFRIDAY, MAY 4 FRIDAY, JUNE 22en-GB en-GB 'Just Four Fun:'en-GB Four Florida artists will en-GB be presenting an exhibit full of surprises en-GB from May 4 to June 22 at the A.E. Backus en-GB Museum & Gallery, 500 N. Indian River en-GB Drive, Fort Pierce. There will be an opening en-GB reception on Friday, May 11, from 6-8 p.m. en-GB Call (772) 465-0630 for more information en-GB or visit en-GB www.backusmuseum.com/services.en-GB html.en-GBFRIDAY, MAY 4en-GB en-GB Friday Fest:en-GB 5:30-9 p.m., Fort Pierces en-GB Marina Square, the first Friday of every en-GB month, weather permitting. (Held on the en-GB second Friday of the month if event is en-GB canceled due to bad weather.) Friday Fest en-GB is a street festival to showcase downtown en-GB Fort Pierce and the waterfront in Marina en-GB Square on Melody Lane. Festival includes en-GB music, food, childrens activities, community en-GB vendors and arts and crafts. Free admission, en-GB free parking in parking garage. en-GBFor more en-GB information, visit en-GB mainstreetfortpierce.org.en-GB en-GB Food Truck Invasion:en-GB This event is en-GB hosted at Tradition Square on the first and en-GB third Friday of the month from 5-9:30 p.m. en-GB Catch us as we invade Tradition in Port St en-GB Lucie. Well have the food trucks parked en-GB at Tradition Square. This is a huge outdoor en-GB picnic where food trucks of different origins, en-GB cuisine and menus prepare food that is en-GB cooked to order. Its not fast food and a en-GB bunch of these trucks are run by chefs. A en-GB great deal of fusion cuisine, comfort foods en-GB and sweet treats to choose from. Be sure to en-GB bring your folding chairs or blankets to picnic en-GB on the lawn at Tradition Town Hall.en-GBSATURDAY, MAY 5en-USSeeen-US en-US OUTen-US page 14en-US Seeen-US en-US SCOPESen-US, page 17 By Gaylon Parker en-USgparker@hometownnewsol.comen-USThe Derby de Mayo Fiesta will be hosted en-US at HopLife Brewing Company on Saturday en-US from noon to midnight, and there will be a en-US Kentucky Derby watch party in the middle. en-US The company is offering new Key Lime Jalaen-US -en-US peo Lager and specialty handcrafted $5 en-US Sangria, to go with Reds Kitchens fiesta en-US dishes live music and raffle prizes. HopLife en-US is located at 679 N.W. Enterprise Drive in en-US Port St. Lucie.en-US At the Crafted Keg in Stuart, there will be en-US a Cinco de Mayo event from noon to 2 a.m. en-USDining en-US &en-US Entertainmenten-USFRIDAY, MAY 4, 2018 en-US PORT ST. LUCIEen-US WWW.HOMETOWNNEWSSLC.COM PAGE 13en-USSeeen-US en-US CINCO,en-US page 14

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en-US 14 6634 S. US Hwy 1, PSL 34952Sun.-Thur. 11am-10pm Fri. & Sat. 11am-Midnight Live Music Thur. 6-9pm Fri. & Sat. 7-10pm Music Trivia Tue. 7-9pm Full Liquor Bar 2-4-1 Drafts All Day Everyday 772.302.3422@ChubbiesPSL Neighborhood Restaurant Follow Our Event & Music Schedule ALL DAY HAPPY HOUR Open Close! 7 DAYS A WEEK Domestic Drafts 2 for $3.50 Wells 2 for $5 Craft Beer Drafts 2 for $5AWESOME QUICK LUNCH SPECIALMonday thru Friday 11 a.m -2 p.m. ONLY $6.65(Dine in Only) Expires 5-31-18. Must present coupon at time of purchase to receive offer. May not be combined with any other offer. Only one coupon per person per visit. Valid only at location shown on this coupon. Offer not valid on catalog or online purchases. While supplies last. Meat Up for Lunch! ITALIAN NIGHT & BINGOJoin Us Every Monday at our NEW Location West St. Lucie ELKS LODGE 2823 343 Prime Vista Blvd.772-873-8192 DINNER Served 4:45-6:45 BINGO Starts at 7pm $20 for 10 Games(Free Jackpot Card with Dinner!) 1411 SE Indian St., Stuart 772-286-6711 www.freshcatchstuart.com Minimum Purchase of $25At Fresh Catch Seafood Grill. Not to be combined w/other discounts. Dine-in only. One coupon per table. Exp. 6-29-18FREEHUSH PUPPY APPETIZERHTN PSL Closed major holidays. Come for Mother's Day! Sun.-Thurs. 11am-9pm Fri. & Sat. 11am-10pm en-USKaryn en-US Kolchin, of en-US Vero en-US Beach, en-US visited en-US Disneyland en-US in Califoren-US -en-US nia last en-US month. en-US Thanks for en-US taking us en-US along! en-USAre you a fan of the Hometown News? Well, we are inviting you to en-US take us along on your next adventure. en-US Each week, we will feature a different reader-submitted photo that showcases one en-US (or more) of our Treasure Coast residents reading the Hometown News in a unique en-US or exotic place. Whether you take a trip to the Grand Canyon or a cruise to the en-US Bahamas, bring your Hometown News with you and have someone snap a picture.en-US Email your photo (at least 1 MB in size) to en-US news@hometownnewsol.comen-US and include en-US your first and last name, the city you live in and the location/date of where the photo en-US was taken. Type TOURING WITH THE TOWNIES in the subject line.en-USTouring with the Townies en-USThere will be bucket specials, live music en-US starting at 9 p.m., and a chance to enhance en-US any beer with CBD oil for a great price. The en-US Crafted Keg is located at 555 Colorado Ave. en-US in Stuart.en-US Also on Saturday, the Treasure Coast en-US Tacos and Tequila event will take place from en-US noon to 10 p.m., at Tradition Square, 10489 en-US S.W. Meeting Street, Port St. Lucie. Enjoy en-US taco samplings, tequila tastings, a taco eaten-US -en-US ing contest, and live entertainment. For en-US more information, visit www.facebook.en-US com/southfloridaeventmanagement/en-USCincoen-USFrom page 13 en-GB en-GB Treasure Coast Tacos and Tequila: en-GB Noon to 10 p.m., Tradition Square, 10489 en-GB S.W. Meeting Street, Port St. Lucie. Enjoy en-GB taco samplings, tequila tastings, a taco en-GB eating contest, and live entertainment. en-GB For en-GB more information, visit en-GB www.facebook.com/en-GB southfloridaeventmanagement/en-GBTUESDAY, MAY 8en-GB en-GB Tuesday Night Jazz Jam:en-GB Presented en-GB by the Fort Pierce Jazz and Blues Society en-GB from 7-10 p.m. at the Black Box at Sunrise en-GB Theatre, 117 S. Second Street, Fort Pierce. en-GB Sit-in participation welcome. en-GBCall (772) 460-en-GB 5299 or visit en-GB www.jazzsociety.org.en-USWEDNESDAY, MAY 9en-US en-US Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive en-US Celebrity Bartender Kick Off Event:en-US 3-6 en-US p.m., hosted by Treasure Coast Food Bank at en-US Sailfish Brewing Company, 130 N. Second en-US Street, Fort Pierce. Local celebrities will be en-US serving the brews from 3-6 p.m. Come toast en-US the Treasure Coast letter carriers for their en-US part in the annual effort to end hunger. All en-US tips collected during the event will be en-US donated to Treasure Coast Food Bank. en-US For en-US more information, visit en-US www.facebook.com/en-US tcfoodbank/en-US en-US Weekly Latin Dance:en-US Every Wednesday en-US night, 8-11 p.m., Midtown Grill & Bar, Fort en-US Pierce. Salsa, Merengue, Bachata. $5. en-USFor en-US more information, (703) 402-3645.en-USTHURSDAY, MAY 10en-US en-US Dance: en-US 7-9:30 p.m. every Thursday, en-US Polish American Club, 343 Prima Vista Blvd., en-US Port St. Lucie. $8 per person. BYOB and en-US soda. en-US For reservations, call Cindy, (508) en-US 287-3370. en-USFRIDAY, MAY 11en-GB en-GB Lunch & Learn:en-GB "Update on the en-GB State of the Lagoon" at 12 p.m., Manatee en-GB Observation & Education Center, 480 N. en-GB Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce. Join us for en-GB a presentation by Bo Platt and Wayne Mills en-GB of the Marine Resources Council. Well get en-GB an update on lagoon health and restoration en-USOuten-USFrom page 13en-US Seeen-US en-US OUTen-US page 18

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en-US 15 The perfect gift for a fun evening with friends See all available gift certificates at:www.HometownNewsSLC.com Gift Certificates50% OFFSave BIG On Local Favorites en-USTop left:Shrek, played by Gary Williams, en-US enjoys a Shrek-tini as he thinks of a way to en-US get his swamp back from Lord Farquaarden-US Above: Young Fiona, Isabela Mohindroo, en-US hopes to one day be rescued from her toweren-US Right: Whats Up Duloc? sings Lord Faren-US -en-US quaard played by Aldo Cruzen-US Left bottom: Elizabeth Torres, Wilson Theoen-US -en-US dule and Davon Arthur are Mama, Papa and en-US Baby Bear.en-USRenaissance Charter School of St. en-US Lucie presented three en-US performances of Shrek the Musical at the Lyric Theatre in Stuart.   Direct en-US-en-US ed by Scott Laird, the show was a smash hit!   en-USShrek on stage

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en-US 16 www.dansfancity.com CUT OUT THIS AD FORIN-STORE DISCOUNTS PARTS, SERVICE & INSTALLATION AVAILABLE M-Sat 9a-6p Sun 11a-4p LARGEST SELECTION OF INDOOR & OUTDOOR FANS ANYWHERE! 7 7 2335-8625 10762 S. US Hwy 1, Port St. Lucie www.kaufmanhearingcare.com8972 US Hwy 1, PSL 34952Located within Eastport Pharmacy HEARING AIDS You Deserve a 2nd OpinionWe can $ave you Thousand$! Guaranteed to $ave You $500 to $1200!772.882.1940 Bruce Kaufman L.H.A.S. www.savannaclubhoa.com 3490 CRABAPPLE DRIVE PORT ST. LUCIE 772-879-1316 MAY RATES The Number One Executive Golf Course on the Treasure Coast!$25.00 7 am 11am $20.00 11am 3pm Twilight Special $15.00 3 pm-5 pm 9-holes $15.00 7 am-3 pm 2017 2017 C H O I C E R E A D E R S Rates include taxes, green fees & cart. (Rates subject to change) SUMMER MEMBERSHIPS Now Available Starting May 1 thru Oct 14 $299 plus tax includes unlimited green fees with cart. New owners at St Lucie Trail en-USFen-USor a few years now the PGA of en-US America has had the For Sale sign en-US out at St. Lucie Trail Golf Club, in St. en-US Lucie West. The organization purchased the en-US club more than two decades ago when it en-US opened the PGA Village just on the other en-US side of I-95.en-US When it first opened in the late 1980s the en-US course was the jewel of St. Lucie County. en-US Over the years it has gone through every en-US step of being cared for from neglect to en-US pampering. One thing the course never lost en-US was its variety. The course remains a lot of en-US fun to play with a solid mix of holes that en-US challenge you to hit every club in your bag.en-US The new owner is CGI St. Lucie, the en-US same group that owns The Evergreen Club en-US in Palm City. Having played Evergreen and en-US witnessed the great conditions that course en-US is always in, I am quite excited for St. Lucie en-US Trail. Apparently the community is as well, en-US with over 100 new members joining just in en-US the few weeks since the course sold.en-US Were excited to be here, said General en-US Manager, Matt Boyd. We love the layout en-US and the design. We will do everything we en-US can to promote golf here.en-US The new owners plan to address some of en-US the drainage issues the course experiences en-US when those summer thunderstorms move en-US through. They are also listening to the comen-US -en-US munity to see what the members and en-US customers want.en-US If the course was paid a little more en-US attention (by the previous owner), everyone en-US would have been thrilled, said Boyd. We en-US are giving it that attention.en-US A benefit of purchasing the course at this en-US time of year is that business tends to be a en-US little slow. This gives the new owners a en-US chance to address the issues and get the en-US course primed and ready for season.en-US One thing the membership was missing en-US was the country club atmosphere. The club en-US has a beautiful clubhouse that wasnt being en-US used to its potential. The dining room saw en-US over 200 people show up for a dinner shorten-US -en-US ly after the purchase. The pool and tennis en-US courts were also included in the purchase en-US and the green clay courts may be the en-US best-kept secret in the area. However, CGI en-US purchased the club because it loves the golf en-US course.en-US The course has five sets of tees and plays en-US anywhere from just over 5,000 yards long to en-US just over 6,900. The par-4 third hole, at 458 en-US yards from the tips, may just be the longest en-US par-4 in the area. en-US In the 2013 the PGA of America en-US renovated the club. Dick Gray was brought en-US in to focus on getting the course up to its en-US tough standards. The focus was on the en-US playable areas. Getting the course cleaned en-US up and looking good from tee to green was en-US first and foremost. It took a while, but the en-US greens were rebuilt and re-grassed. With a en-US few years of growth in them now, they are en-US about perfect.en-US One recent trend in course renovation is en-US where the areas around the perimeter of the en-US holes are cleaned up and thinned out. Not en-US having thick clumps of palmettos to gobble en-US up slightly errant shots serves a trio of en-US purposes. First, it speeds up play and, en-US second, it makes for a less frustrating round en-US for the average golfer. Thirdly, it creates en-US more airflow across the fairways and greens en-US and allows the course to breathe.en-US If you played here years ago, you will en-US surely remember the palmettos that en-US gobbled up almost every wayward shot. en-US Most of these are gone or well-trimmed. en-US Fairways are wider, and the greens a bit en-US larger. The tall grasses in the wetlands have en-US been cut to a proper height. en-US Now to see what other improvements en-US CGI makes over the coming months. I have en-US a feeling this club is back and ready to en-US re-take its place as a jewel on the Treasure en-US Coast.en-US For more information on the club, en-US memberships and tee times, visit en-US www.en-US stlucietrail.com en-US or call the pro shop at (772) en-US 340-1444.en-US James Stammer has been an avid golfer en-US and golf enthusiast for nearly 40 years. He en-US hosts the Thursday Night Golf Show on en-US WSTU 1450-AM. Contact him aten-US stammeren-US -en-US golf@yahoo.com. 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en-US 17 en-USCinco de Mayo a festival of fooden-USRen-USoughly 60 million Hispanics in the en-US United States will celebrate Cinco de en-US Mayo May 5 with Mexican culture, en-US heritage, and food. en-US Cinco de Mayo is celebrated more in the en-US United States, by Mexicans and Americans en-US alike, than in Mexico, and I can tell you en-US why. Its all about the food. I want a burrito, en-US fajitas, nachos, enchiladas, guacamole, en-US chimichangas, black beans and red beans, en-US now! Oops, dont forget the Margaritas. en-US The most popular ethnic cuisine in en-US America is Mexican. Nachos have replaced en-US chips as a snack, and salsa has pushed en-US ketchup out of its number one condiment en-US spot. en-US Yes, Hispanic food is going wild in the en-US U.S., bringing the heat to food everywhere. en-US Spicy pepper-infused flavors are a hot trend en-US and will continue for years to come. en-US Chili-infused beer is now on the market en-US with a blend of habaneros, jalapenos, en-US serrano and Anaheim peppers. The en-US Hispanic culture is putting flavor and zing en-US in foods.en-US Remember, the heat is in the membrane en-US and seed of the pepper and not in the meat. en-US Try it. Take a jalapeno pepper and just cut en-US the outer green skin off leaving no white or en-US seed and taste it raw. It will taste like green en-US pepper with almost no heat. Another tip en-US when eating Hispanic food is to eat the rice en-US and beans together. No gas will form, if you en-US get my meaning. en-US Here is a great recipe that is easy to make en-US for all occasions. People of all ages love this en-US dip!en-USSEVEN-LAYER DIPen-USServes 15-20en-US Ingredientsen-US 4 cups fresh Roma or plum tomatoes, en-US chopped in 1/2-inch piecesen-US 2 cans refried beansen-US 4 cups shredded Monterey jack or en-US cheddar cheeseen-US Two 16 ounce containers sour cream en-US (your choice of regular, fat free, low fat)en-US 2 cans of sliced olives en-US 1 cup sliced green onionsen-US 2 containers (12 ounces) guacamoleen-US 2 cups chopped lettuceen-US 2 cups salsaen-US Large bag of tortilla chipsen-US Directionsen-US Using a large cake platter or large round en-US plate begin by spreading: en-US Refried beans evenly on plate, leaving a en-US one inch borderen-US Lettuce evenly on beansen-US Sliced tomatoes on lettuceen-US Guacamole on lettuceen-US Salsa on guacamole en-US Sliced olives on guacamole en-US Grated cheese on olivesen-US Top with sour cream, sprinkle with en-US sliced green onions (optional chopped en-US jalapenos)en-US Prepare as close to service as possible. en-US Costa Magoulas is dean of the Mori en-US Hosseini College of Hospitality and Culinary CHEF COSTA'S en-USCOOKING CORNERen-USCOSTA MAGOULAS Answers Located in the Classied Section en-USVIRGO Aug. 24/Sept. 22en-USVirgo, a long to-do list may leave you wondering en-US why you decided to take on so much. Consider the en-US ways you can lighten your load and approach en-US remaining tasks one by one.en-USLIBRA Sept. 23/Oct. 23en-USLibra, your efforts will soon begin to bear fruit. You en-US may feel like you have finally begun to realize your en-US goals. Just dont steer off path, and take time to en-US reflect on your success.en-USSCORPIO Oct. 24/Nov. 22en-USTake time to reflect on your relationships this en-US week, Scorpio. Such reflection can help you en-US ensure you let others know just how much they en-US mean to you.en-USSAGITTARIUS Nov. 23/Dec. 21en-USTake pride in your accomplishments and those of en-US your associates, Sagittarius. You have collectively en-US been working hard and deserve all the recognition en-US you get.en-USCAPRICORN Dec. 22/Jan. 20en-USLook for ways to be more independent this week, en-US Capricorn. Explore different events or possibilities en-US where you can hang solo. You can use some time en-US alone.en-USAQUARIUS Jan. 21/Feb. 18en-USAquarius, you may find yourself dealing with en-US mixed feelings that you cant get to the root of. en-US Relieving stress can ease any worries you have.en-USPISCES Feb. 19/March 20en-USA greater sense of clarity is coming your way, en-US Pisces. Remind yourself to be inspired by the en-US sights and people around you.en-USScopesen-USFrom page 13

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en-US 18 rfntb n rnntb n n nn nnn nn nn 131Personals rfntbt rnn tnn f n 128Cemetery Lots/Crypts rfntbn ftnnn r rfnftrb rnf rn fnnn nrrnf nfr tnnr r rfnn rnnnnfr n f nrrfntbtrrrfrntfnrrrnrrfrfntbrtb ntntbbrbfnrfbrbfn n n nn n nn ntn tttnn b n tn nt nnnb bt t r n nn n f f n nn nn n nb nn 132SpecialNotices n nn nn nnn t nn nn nn 205Antiques/ Collectibles/Art MERCHANDISEMART n tb b nnn b nn br bn 145Wanted rf rr b r nntn nn nn rn t t nnfn nnr nn ttt 205Antiques/ Collectibles/Art 220Appliances rf rr b r 220Appliances b rfr fr rf fr r b rfr f ttttn 230Bargains:$200 orless n rr f ftnn n nn nn n t nn nttt n n t n n n nn nf n 225Auctions tnn nntn tn tn t n n ftnn tn n n t b t n n 230Bargains:$200 orless en-USHelp us celebrate one of the Treasure Coasts most popular pastimes by submitting a en-US photo of your most recent catch straight from local waters.en-US Email a photo of you with your fish that is at least 1 MB or 300 dpi in size en-US to news@hometownnewsol.com. en-US Write CATCH OF THE WEEK in the subject line, and in the body of the email, en-US please include the following information:en-US Your nameen-US City you live inen-US Age (if 18 or younger)en-US Type of fishen-US Approximate size of fishen-US Area you caught the fishen-US Phone number in case we have questions (will not be printed)en-USNice en-US Catch! Cooper Curcuruto, en-US12, who was visiten-US -en-US ing Stuart from en-US Middlebury, Conn., en-US caught this 14" en-US Pompano at Stuart en-US Beach. en-GBefforts along the Treasure Coast. Bring en-GB your lunch and learn! Free event. en-GB For more en-GB information, call (772) 429-6266.en-USFRIDAY, MAY 11 SATURDAY, MAY 12en-GB en-GB Celebrate National Public Gardens Day en-GB at Heathcote & Spring Plant Sale:en-GB Enjoy en-GB celebrating public gardens and the important en-GB role these treasured green spaces play to en-GB enrich our lives. Hours for this celebration en-GB are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to en-GB 3 p.m. Saturday. The sale will showcase an en-GB inventory of Heathcotes own propagated en-GB plants and flowers. Enjoy free admission to en-GB the gardens. Heathcote Botanical Gardens, en-GB 210 Savannah Road, Fort Pierce. en-GB Call (772) en-GB 464-4762 for more information.en-GBSATURDAY, MAY 12en-GB en-GB Stamp out Hunger national food drive:en-GB en-GB Local food pantries are participating in the en-GB largest food drive in the nation on the second en-GB Saturday in May. Simply leave a sturdy bag en-GB containing non-perishable foods, such as en-GB canned meats, canned vegetables, pasta, en-GB rice or cereal next to your mailbox prior to en-GB the time of regular mail delivery on Saturday, en-GB May 12. Do not include expired items or en-GB fragile containers. Letter carriers will collect en-GB these food donations as they deliver the mail en-GB and take them for distribution among local en-GB food banks and pantries.en-GB en-GB Spring into Gardening Festival:en-GB 8 a.m. en-GB to 2 p.m., St. Lucie County Extension office, en-GB 8400 Picos Road, Fort Pierce. Plant vendors, en-GB horticulture merchants, a 'Taste of the en-GB Tropics,' garden tours, and a plant fashion en-GB show. en-GB For more information, call (772) 462-en-GB 1660 or visit en-GB http://stlucie.ifas.ufl.edu.en-GB en-GB J.O.E. Hunters of the Sky:en-GB 10 a.m. en-GB to noon, Oxbow Eco-Center, 5400 N.E. St. en-GB James Drive, Port St. Lucie. Tim Brown, en-GB director of education for the Treasure Coast en-GB Wildlife Center, will present a program en-GB featuring a variety of birds of prey, including en-GB hawks, owls, vultures, falcons and eagles. en-GB Learn about the unique adaptations these en-GB birds have developed for hearing, sight, en-GB hunting and flight, and view them up close. en-GB The J.O.E. programs are designed for en-GB ages 8-12. 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