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

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PORT ST. LUCIE ST. LUCIE WEST TRADITION Vol. 17, No. 26 en-USFriday, Nov. 23, 2018 en-USSTAR STUDENTen-USThis week's Student of the en-US Week is a star golfer on the en-US Jaguar's Varsity team STUDENT 4 en-US@HometownNewsStLucie @hometownnewsslc @HometownNewsSLC 2018 2018 C H O I C E 1R E A D E R S LOOKING FOR A HOME 7 en-USWould you like an en-US independent yet en-US friendly cat? Visit Dogs en-US and Cats Forever en-USMEET CINDER en-USVISIT US ONLINEen-USWant to catch up on a en-US favorite columnist or see en-US more pictures and more en-US community news? en-USMISSING A en-US FAVORITE FEATURE? en-USINSIDE & ONLINE THIS WEEKen-USFind deals, tips to en-US make the holidays en-US more festive, and en-US events to entertain en-US you and your family 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 en-USPLANNING A TRIP? en-USINDEX Classified 15 Crossword en-GB14 Horoscopes en-GB10 Out & About 10 Police Report en-GB5 Viewpoint en-GB6 en-USCOMMUNITY CALENDARen-USSee en-US community en-US events on en-US page 2 en-USSevin Bullwinkle/staff photographeren-USThe inaugural Peacock Arts District Music and Art Festival, was hosted by Sunen-US-en-US rise City Spa and Yoga in Fort Pierce on Saturday, November 10. The festival en-US offered live music and food as well as arts and crafts. Here, five-year-old Courten-US -en-US ney Fox returns from the bounce house. en-USArt and Music Street Festival PORT ST. LUCIE -The City Coun en-US-en-US cil voted 4-1 Nov. 13 to proceed with en-US negotiations with the lone respondent en-US to its solicitation of letters of intent to en-US build a new restaurant on leased en-US waterfront property along the proen-US -en-US posed new section of Riverwalk near en-US the Botanical Gardens. en-US The unplanned discussion morphed en-US out of an item pulled from the Counen-US -en-US cils Consent Agenda at the request of en-US both Vice-Mayor Shannon Martin and en-US Council Member Jolien Caraballo. The en-US former said the issue was too importen-US -en-US ant to be voted on without discussion en-US as part of the up-or-down Consent en-US Agenda item vote and believed the en-US Council needed the latest details on en-US ongoing work at the property proen-US-en-US posed to also house a historical village.en-US This is an important step in the en-US Riverwalk Project coming to life, and en-US so I just wanted to be able to highlight en-US it and say that Im happy were at this en-US point and anxious to see what comes en-US out of the negotiations between the en-US city and Salty411 LLC if we are to pass en-US it, she said referring to the corporaen-US -en-US tion responding to the citys request. en-US Also, were pretty much in need of an en-US update for the whole project. We just en-US passed as part of the Consent the en-US FIND [Florida Inland Navigation Disen-US -en-US trict] Grant, thats an important part of en-US the boardwalk so I think we should en-US have some future conversation about en-US how this is all going to come together.en-US City Manager Russ Blackburn en-US assured the Vice Mayor that he had a en-US project update scheduled for the near en-USCity to en-US negotiate en-US Riverwalk en-US restauranten-USSome Council members en-US leery of proceeding with en-US lone respondent to letter en-US of intent for leasing en-US propertyen-USBy Donald Rodrigueen-USFor Hometown Newsen-USSeeen-US en-US RIVERWALKen-US page 9en-USFORT PIERCE -The City Commission gave its en-US final stamp of approval Nov. 5 on its controversial en-US contract with the Humane Society of St. Lucie en-US County, an agreement that now requires monthly en-US reporting of financial data among other stipulaen-US -en-US tions. en-US A handful of local animal activists addressed en-US the contract approval, which city staff originally en-US planned to handle without comment as part of the en-US Consent Agenda until Commissioner Thomas en-US Perona pulled it for discussion. Fort Pierce veterien-US -en-US narian and owner of the Animal Emergency and en-US Referral Center Ronald Lyman spoke out in favor en-US of funding the Humane Society and believes en-US recent changes may address some of the comen-US -en-US plaints aired recently by the public. en-US A new manager took over at the shelters last en-US week, he said. Our hope is this will lead to en-US improvement of the conditions and medical care en-US at these shelters. Providing animal control services en-US and providing shelters for the abandoned and en-US neglected domestic animals has become the goven-US-en-US ernments task by default due to the failure of some en-US of our citizens to take responsibility for their own en-US pets.en-US Port St. Lucie resident Terri Walden had written en-US a letter to the editor on the topic the week prior, en-US which was read in its entirely by United For Anien-US -en-US mals representative Janice Douglas as her public en-USHumane Society contract en-US gets last purviewen-USControversial 2019 contract en-US gets pulled from Fort Pierce en-US Consent Agendaen-USBy Donald Rodrigueen-USFor Hometown Newsen-USSeeen-US en-US HUMANEen-US page 8


2 en-USCommunity calendar THURSDAY, NOV. 22 en-GB en-GB Turkey Trot at Tradition:en-GB New charity 5k en-GB run/walk is a fundraiser for the HANDS of St. en-GB Lucie County, a Volunteers in Medicine Clinic. en-GB 8 a.m., Tradition Town Hall, 10799 S.W. Civic en-GB Lane, Port St. Lucie. Family friendly event. All en-GB participants will receive a T-shirt and finisher en-GB medal. $30 to register. en-GBFor more information, en-GB visit en-GB, NOV. 23en-US en-US Talking Turkey Hike:en-US 9-11 a.m., en-US Bluefield Ranch Preserve, 30501 Bluefield en-US Road, Fort Pierce. What better way to en-US celebrate a thankful spirit than a walk en-US through the woods, enjoying the tranquility of en-US nature and delight in seeing wildlife and en-US flowering plants. This hike will focus on the en-US endemic Florida Turkey. Learn all about this en-US fascinating bird and impress your friends and en-US family with your knowledge of this true en-US Florida native while enjoying Thanksgiving en-US this year. Free, space is limited so en-US reservations required. Meant for ages 12+; en-US minors must be accompanied by an adult. en-US For more information or to register, visit en-US en-US 'Line to See Jesus:'en-US 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., en-US Lawnwood Stadium, 1302 Virginia Ave., Fort en-US Pierce. Usher in the Christmas season by en-US meeting representatives from local churches, en-US music, food trucks, seeing a small living en-US Nativity scene, and more. Attendees en-US encouraged to bring an unwrapped gift that en-US will be given to children in need by Toys for en-US Tots. en-US For more information or to RSVP, en-US contact Kevin Austin at (772) 341-6672 or en-US kpaust@comcast.neten-USSATURDAY, NOV. 24en-US en-US Holiday Craft Fair:en-US 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., en-US clubhouse at Spanish Lakes Riverfront en-US Community, Port St. Lucie. Many crafters en-US offering a range of items jewelry, en-US ornaments and more. Free admission. en-US For en-US more information, call Maureen Davis at en-US (772) 323-0945.en-USSUNDAY, NOV. 25en-GB en-GB Becoming a Preserve Pal Program and en-GB Hike:en-GB 9-10:30 a.m., Walton Scrub Preserve, en-GB 10809 S. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce. Get en-GB involved in one of St. Lucie Countys newest en-GB citizen engagement opportunities. During en-GB this interactive hike, participants will learn en-GB about the Environmental Resources en-GB Departments Preserve Pal Program and en-GB how it invites local residents, neighborhoods, en-GB schools and homeowners associations en-GB (HOAs) to take stewardship of the natural en-GB areas that surround them. This is approprien-GB -en-GB ate for ages 13 and older. en-US Free, space is en-US limited so register in advance. Minors must en-US be accompanied by an adult. en-US For details or to en-US register, visit en-US, NOV. 27en-US en-US League of Women Voters of St. Lucie en-US County general meeting:en-US 6-7:30 p.m., en-US Friendly's Restaurant, 230 N.W. Peacock en-US Blvd., Port St. Lucie. The League of Women en-US Voters of Florida, a nonpartisan political en-US organization, encourages the informed and en-US active participation in government, works to en-US increase understanding of major public en-US policy issues, and influences public policy en-US through education and advocacy.sues, and en-US influences public policy through education en-US and advocacy. Free. en-US For more information, en-US contact Dorothy Kamm at (772) 971-2443 or en-US, en-US or visit en-US www.en-US lwvslc.orgen-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 en-US or en-US email 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, NOV. 28en-GB en-GB Sip and Sow Workshops:en-GB 7-8:30 p.m., en-GB Sailfish Brewing Company, 130 N. Second en-GB Street, Fort Pierce, presented by UF/IFAS en-GB St. Lucie County Extension. Dont have a lot en-GB of time to have a traditional garden? Join en-GB the Extension staff to learn what vegetables en-GB and herbs will grow in small spaces. Learn en-GBto make your own self-watering container, en-GB ideal for lettuce, tomatoes, peppers and en-GB herbs. You will leave with your own vegetable en-GB seedlings to start your container. $5 per en-GB person. en-GB Register aten-GB ufifas-extension-sailfish-brewery-sip-sow-en-GB workshop-tickets-49645405745. en-GB For more en-GB information, contact Kate O'Neill at (772) en-GB 462-1660 oren-GB, NOV. 29en-US en-US Celebrate Recovery:en-US 7-9:30 p.m., en-US Walton Road Baptist Church, 2001 S.E. en-US Walton Road, Port St. Lucie. A free, Christ-en-US centered recovery program offered every en-US Thursday evening. en-USFor more information, call en-US Steve Stevens at (772) 285-5668.en-US en-US Free violin lessons:en-US Every Thursday, en-US 4-5:30 p.m., Lakewood Park United en-US Methodist Church, 5405 Turnpike Feeder en-US Road, Fort Pierce. You must have your own en-US violin or rent one from the church. en-US For more en-US information, call (772) 465-1187.en-USTHROUGH FRIDAY, NOV. 30en-GB en-GB Holiday Gift Drive for Teens:en-GB Help en-GB make the holidays special for teens in St. en-GB Lucie County who are dealing with mental en-GB health issues. Toys for teens being helped en-GB by New Horizons of the Treasure Coast and en-GB Okeechobee will be collected at Kitterman en-GB Woods Property Management Office, en-GB 6600 Woods Island Circle, Port St. Lucie. en-GB Needed items are gift cards, makeup, en-GB backpacks, journals, clothing, electronics, en-GB etc.; tax-deductible donations online are en-GB also welcome at en-GB For more en-GB information, call (772) 380-2279.en-USFRIDAY, NOV. 30en-US en-US 'Food 4 Thought' tour and lunch:en-US 10:30 en-US a.m. to noon, Treasure Coast Food Bank's en-US produce processing plant, 3051 Industrial en-US 25th Street, Fort Pierce. The produce en-US processing plant extends the shelf life of en-US produce with two systems a wash/chop/en-US packaging system to convert whole produce en-US into pre-cut portions, and a cook/vacuum-en-US pack system to convert raw vegetables into en-US ready-to-use products, such as tomato en-US sauce, sauted vegetables, or soups. en-US Complimentary lunch will be provided by en-US Healthy Harvest Catering, a program of en-US Treasure Coast Food Bank. The tour and en-US lunch are free. Donations are appreciated. en-US Registration is required, and space is limited. en-US Please wear closed-toe shoes. en-US For questions, en-US Seeen-US en-US CALENDARen-US, page 8


3 FREE IN HOME ESTIMATEInsured & Licensed #CGC1507642 Custom Pool Enclosures Screen Porches Front-Entry Ways Garage Screen Doors Seamless Rain GuttersScreen Enclosures & More!Let the Sun Shine in. Keep the Bugs Out! 772-879-6885 K&S Industries your local Screen Enclosure Expert. 2016 2016 C H O I C E R E A D E R S 2017 2017 C H O I C E R E A D E R S 2018 2018 C H O I C E 1R E A D E R S Quick reference guide to fine print in car ads en-USEarl Stewart is the owner and general en-US manager of Earl Stewart Toyota in North en-US Palm Beach. The dealership is located at en-US 1215 N. Federal Highway in Lake Park. en-US Contact him at, en-US call 561-358-1474, fax 561-658-0746 or en-US emailen-US you look down at the bottom of en-US virtually every car advertisement online, en-US on TV, YouTube, Facebook, or the en-US newspaper, youll see some fine print. en-US Sometimes you literally cannot read the en-US print because it is so small. On TV, the time en-US its displayed is only a few seconds and en-US impossible to read. The disclaimers you en-US read below were taken from car dealer en-US advertisements. I didnt make any of these en-US up. Basically, what these disclaimers do is to en-US totally negate the validity of all of the prices en-US and payments the car dealers are advertisen-US -en-US ing. The prices and payments are almost en-US always much higher when you factor in the en-US almost invisible fine print.en-US Combining a very short lease term with a en-US high down payment. Nothing sells cars like en-US low monthly payments. A car dealer can en-US make a monthly lease payment as low as he en-US wants by both reducing the number of en-US months of the lease and increasing the en-US down payment. A recent advertisement for en-US an SUV for $19,999 or just $199 per month. en-US In the fine print it says 27-month lease and en-US $3,000 down plus a $799 dealer fee. Down en-US payments of $10,000 and 24 months are not en-US uncommon.en-US Plus, dealer installed options The price en-US you see advertised in the paper is not the en-US full price. This loophole allows the dealer to en-US tack on thousands of dollars in overpriced en-US accessories to the price that was advertised. en-US Virtually all car dealers pre-install these en-US vastly overpriced accessories.en-US With approved credit. Sometimes they en-US just use the initials WAC for with accepten-US -en-US able credit. The lease payment or purchase en-US payment you see advertised is based on en-US someone with very, very good credit. en-US Sometimes the ad will specify a minimum en-US Beacon score of 750 or even 760. Most en-US people dont have a credit score that high. en-US This payment gets you in the door and then en-US they tell you your credit isnt good enough en-US to qualify for that payment and demand a en-US higher down payment.en-US Advertised offer good on select in-stock en-US vehicles only Dealers often advertise just en-US one car at a price below their cost. They en-US dont pay the salesman a commission if he en-US sells that vehicle. The chances of that car en-US being available for you to buy are slim and en-US none. Even if the car was still there, the en-US salesman would do everything in his power en-US to sell you a different car that he could earn en-US a commission on.en-US Owner Loyalty Rebate. The cousin to en-US this is the Conquest Rebate. Manufacturen-US -en-US ers offer special cash rebates to current en-US owners of their car. These rebates are not en-US available to you if you dont currently own en-US that make of car. For example, if you own a en-US Honda, and want to buy a Toyota, you dont en-US qualify for a Toyota loyalty rebate. That en-US price you see advertised wont be available. en-US Or for the Conquest Rebate, you must NOT en-US own the same make car.en-US Price plus, tax, tag, and fees. The red en-US flag word here is fees. The fees these en-US dealers refer to is a dealer fee which is en-US synonymous for dealer profit. Most people en-US think its a federal or state tax of some kind. en-US Its nothing more than more money for the en-US dealer that is not disclosed in the price of en-US the car. These are non-government fees and en-US go by many nameselectronic filing fee, en-US e-filing fee, notary fee, doc fee, administraen-US -en-US tive fee, dealer services fee and many more en-US names. Dealer fee is just a generic term for en-US all of these fees.en-US Offers expire date of publication or may en-US be cancelled at any time without notice. en-US This simply means that the prices, payen-US -en-US ments, etc. you have read have no validity en-US whatsoever. The prices are not good en-US tomorrow, but they arent even any good en-US today because the dealer can cancel the en-US offer without notice.en-US Not responsible for typographical en-US errors. This is just one more way for a en-US dealer to explain why they cant sell you the en-US car for the advertised priceWe dont have en-US to honor that price because it was a en-US typographical error.en-US Vehicle Art for illustrations only. This en-US means that that car you are looking at with en-US the great looking wheels might not have en-US those wheels on the one you buy. Or, maybe en-US it doesnt even have that sunroof you see in en-US the picture.en-US Minimum trade based on dealer list en-US price. The dealer list price is not the same en-US thing as the manufacturers suggest price. en-US Dealers add markups to the Monroney label en-US also known as MSRP or manufacturers en-US suggested retail price. They label this en-US markup (often on a sticker designed to en-US imitate the official federal Monroney label). en-US Dealer markups of $3,000 and much more en-US are common on such counterfeit Monen-US -en-US roney labels. In this case, the dealer has en-US marked up the MSRP far enough so that he en-US can offer a minimum $10,000 trade-in en-US allowance.en-US My advice to you is to ignore all car en-US dealers advertising. Most car ads are en-US designed to get you in the door so that en-USthey can sell you some other car than the en-US one advertised so that they can make more en-US money. If you must respond to a dealers en-US newspaper ad, please be sure you break out en-US your magnifying glass and carefully read en-US the fine print. ON CARS en-USEARL STEWART


4 2016 2016 C H O I C E R E A D E R S Dental Special$250.00 Monday-Thursday(includes anesthesia) Holida CRAFT FAIR Craft Items, Jewelry, & more for sale!SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24TH 8 AM 2 PMRIVERFRONT CLUBHOUSERTE 1 ACROSS FROM BEST WESTERNTHE ANNUAL FALL FESTIVITIES PLACE YOUR FALL FESTIVITIES WITH rffrnftbb en-USFlecher Wunderen-US -en-US lich, from Port St. en-US Lucie High School en-US is this weeks en-US Student of the en-US Week. en-US Flecher is on the en-US Boys golf team. He en-US was undefeated en-US during the regular en-US season, placed 1st en-US in District Tournaen-US -en-US ment, 1st in en-US Regional Tournaen-US -en-US ment and a State en-US Runner-up.en-USA star student en-USCommunity notesen-USCounty Master Gardener en-US program Begins Jan. 8en-USDo you like gardening? Do you have all en-US the answers? Are you interested in hortien-US -en-US culture? Would you like to help others en-US with their horticulture questions? If you en-US have an interest in improving your skills en-US and knowledge, along with the desire to en-US work with people, the Master Gardener en-US program may be for you.en-US Starting Tuesday, Jan. 8, the Master en-US Gardener program and training provides en-US gardeners with the opportunity to en-US improve their horticultural knowledge en-US and skills and then share their experience en-US with the public through organized volunen-US -en-US teer activities. The training is conducted en-US by the University of Florida Cooperative en-US Extension Office in St. Lucie County.en-US As a Master Gardener, you can help to en-US educate and advise home gardeners in the en-US care of house plants, landscapes and vegeen-US -en-US tables, including insect and disease conen-US-en-US trol.en-US Being a Master Gardener volunteer is en-US fun, interesting and rewarding.en-US The next training begins Tuesday, Jan. en-US 8, 2019. Classes meet all day every Tuesen-US -en-US day for 12 consecutive weeks. The cost is en-US $210.en-US Interviews will be held in November, as en-US space is limited. To apply, contact Kate en-US ONeill, education outreach coordinator en-US for St. Lucie County Extension, at 772-en-US 462-1445 or seeks authors for fifth en-US annual Book Fair en-USAttention Treasure Coast Authors: The en-US St. Lucie County Library System is curen-US -en-US rently accepting applications for the fifth en-US annual Book Fair scheduled for Saturday, en-US March 30, 2019.en-US Past events have filled up with 40 differen-US -en-US ent Treasure Coast authors at two branch en-US libraries. The 2019 Book Fair will take en-US place at the Susan Broom Kilmer Branch en-US in Fort Pierce and the Paula A. Lewis en-US Library in Port St. Lucie.en-US Writers of adult fiction and nonfiction en-US who live in St. Lucie, Martin and Indian en-US River counties, whose works are published en-US in print or as an e-book are invited to suben-US -en-US mit entry forms with copies of the book or en-US link to the e-book that they wish to disen-US -en-US play and sell. In general, any book that a en-US writer plans to exhibit must meet the same en-US broad criteria as books purchased by the en-US Library.en-US Designed to showcase the talent of local en-US writers, authors can be self-published or en-US have a commercial publishing deal. Paren-US -en-US ticipants will be able to talk one-on-one en-US with the authors, purchase books and en-US have them signed.en-US To ensure a quality experience for all en-US involved, space at each location is limited en-US to 20 authors. Priority will be given to en-US first-time exhibitors. Any remaining slots en-US will be awarded to eligible authors based en-USSeeen-US en-US NOTESen-US, page 7


5 en-USFort Pierce Police Departmenten-USBanista Davidson, 30, of Fort Pierce, was en-US arrested Nov. 11 and charged with driving while en-US license suspended (3rd or subsequent en-US offense).en-US Ladravrus Willis, 32, of Fort Pierce, was en-US arrested Nov. 11 and charged with aggravated en-US battery with a deadly weapon, aggravated en-US assault with a deadly weapon without intent to en-US kill, abuse of elderly or disabled adult without en-US great harm as crimes against person, and en-US resisting officer without violence. en-US Gerald Hill, 22, of Fort Pierce, was arrested en-US Nov. 12 and charged with robbery with firearm, en-US and possession of cocaine with intent to sell/en-US manufacture/deliver.en-US Mynor Lopez, 39, of Fort Pierce, was arresten-US -en-US ed Nov. 13 and charged with battery by stranen-US -en-US gulation as domestic violence. en-US Walter Gifford, 57, of Fort Pierce, was arresten-US-en-US ed Nov. 13 and charged with burglary of an en-US unoccupied conveyance unarmed. en-US Arthur Jean Jacques, 26, of Fort Pierce, was en-US arrested Nov. 14 and charged with possession en-US of a weapon/ammo by convicted felon, possesen-US -en-US sion of cocaine, possession of cocaine with en-US intent to sell/manufacture/deliver, possession en-US of marijuana over 20 grams, possession of en-US marijuana with intent to sell/manufacture/deliven-US-en-US er, and possession of drug paraphernalia. en-US Roy Icon, 29, of Fort Pierce, was arrested en-US Nov. 14 and charged with possession of en-US cocaine with intent to sell/manufacture/deliver, en-US possession of marijuana under 20 grams, posen-US-en-US session of drug paraphernalia, and resisting en-US officer without violence. en-US Jazmene Wolley, 31, of Fort Pierce, was en-US arrested Nov. 14 and charged with aggravated en-US fleeing with injury or damage as fleeing/eluding en-US police officer, resisting officer without violence, en-US driving while license suspended (1st offense), en-US and making false report. en-USPort St. Lucie Police en-US Department en-USKeaton Hall, 18, of Fort Pierce, was arrested en-US Nov. 9 and charged with possession of a conen-US -en-US trolled substance, possession of cocaine, posen-US -en-US session of marijuana over 20 grams, possesen-US -en-US sion of marijuana with intent to sell/en-US manufacture/deliver, and possession of drug en-US paraphernalia. en-US Xavier Rogers, 19, of Port St. Lucie, was en-US arrested Nov. 9 and charged with possession en-US of a weapon/ammo by convicted felon, possesen-US -en-US sion of cocaine, possession of a controlled suben-US-en-US stance, possession of marijuana over 20 en-US grams, and possession of marijuana with intent en-US to sell/manufacture/deliver. en-US Michael French, 19, of Port St. Lucie, was en-US arrested Nov. 9 and charged with possession en-US of a controlled substance, possession of marien-US-en-US juana with intent to sell/manufacture/deliver, en-US possession of cocaine, possession of marijuaen-US -en-US na over 20 grams, possession of drug paraen-US -en-US phernalia, and disturbing the peace. en-US Roberto Bermudez, 56, of Port St. Lucie, was en-US arrested Nov. 9 and charged with aggravated en-US assault with deadly weapon without intent to en-US kill. en-US Christopher Burton, 32, of Port St. Lucie, was en-US arrested Nov. 10 and charged with hit and run en-US failure to stop/remain at crash involving other en-US with serious bodily injury. en-US Wenki Guerrier, 25, of Fort Pierce, was en-US arrested Nov. 14 and charged with possession en-US of marijuana over 20 grams. en-US Cheryl Hutchinson, 41, of Port St. Lucie, was en-US arrested Nov. 14 and charged with cruelty to en-US child as aggravated child abuse, and battery. en-US Jeffery Silverman, 55, of Port St. Lucie, was en-US arrested Nov. 14 and charged with possession en-US of a controlled substance, and possession of en-US harmful new drug legend without prescription. en-USSt. Lucie County Sheriffs en-US Officeen-USJulio Rivera, 27, of Greenacres, was arrested en-US Nov. 9 and charged with driving while license en-US suspended (3rd or subsequent offense). en-US Alyssa Brown, 24, of Hobe Sound, was en-US arrested Nov. 9 and charged with possession en-US of a controlled substance, and possession of en-US marijuana under 20 grams. en-US Jose Nava, 19, of Fort Pierce, was arrested en-US Nov. 9 and charged with possession of marijuaen-US-en-US na with intent to sell/manufacture/deliver within en-US 1,000ft of worship or business structure, posen-US-en-US session of drug paraphernalia. en-US Terry Johnson, 61, of Fort Pierce, was arresten-US-en-US ed Nov. 10 and charged with possession of a en-US controlled substance. en-US Kevin Smith, 53, of Fort Pierce, was arrested en-US Nov. 10 and charged with possession of en-US cocaine, battery by strangulation by domestic en-US violence, and possession of drug paraphernaen-US -en-US lia. en-US Derrick Watson, 32, of Fort Pierce, was en-US arrested Nov. 10 and charged with possession en-US of a controlled substance, and possession of en-US drug paraphernalia. en-US Mary Wagner, 30, of Margate, was arrested en-US Nov. 10 and charged with possession of a en-US methamphetamine, and possession of marijuaen-US-en-US na under 20 grams. en-US Rachel Kawesch, 29, of Margate, was arresten-USen-USed Nov. 10 and charged with possession of a en-US controlled substance, possession of marijuana en-US under 20 grams, and possession of drug paraen-US-en-US phernalia. en-US Michael Kelly, 53, of Port St. Lucie, was en-US arrested Nov. 10 and charged with battery on a en-US person 64 years of age or older. en-US Joshua Mackey, 39, of Fort Pierce, was en-US arrested Nov. 11 and charged with possession en-US of cocaine, possession of marijuana over 20 en-US grams, possession of drug paraphernalia, tamen-US-en-US pering in 3rd degree felony proceedings, and en-US resisting an officer without violence. en-US Eddie Thomas, 71, of Fort Pierce, was arresten-US-en-US ed Nov. 13 and charged with sale of cocaine. en-US Juliet Gawlik, 46, of Fort Pierce, was arrested en-US Nov. 14 and charged with possession of en-US cocaine, and possession of drug paraphernaen-US -en-US lia. en-USPolice reporten-USEditors note: en-US This is a list of arrests, not en-US convictions, and all arrestees are presumed en-US innocent unless or until proven guilty in a en-US court of law. 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en-USVIEWPOINTen-USFRIDAY, NOV. 23, 2018 en-US PORT ST. LUCIEen-US WWW.HOMETOWNNEWSSLC.COM PAGE 6 Published weekly by Hometown News, L.C., 5059 Turnpike Feeder Road, Ft. Pierce, FL 34951 Copyright 2018, Hometown News, L.C.Voted # 1 Community Newspaper in America in 2005, 2006, 2007. One of the top 3 in America every year since 2003. Farris Robinson ...................................President Vernon D. Smith .................................. Managing Partner Robin Bevilacqua ................................ Human Resources Don Hornbeck ..................................... Regional Circulation Manager Flora Wilkerson ................................... Circulation Administrator Annita Ferrante ................................... Account Receivable Amanda Wheaton .............................. Credit & Collections Kathy Young ........................................ Major/Natl. Accounts Manager Julie Cleveland ..................................... 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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-USTired of the hassleen-USI am 73 years old and I have had it with en-US the voting system.en-US Two years ago, I went to vote and I was en-US confronted by ranting and raving people en-US from both parties as I approached the polls. en-US I was quite annoyed.en-US This year, I decided to avoid this scene en-US and I asked for a mail-in ballot, which I en-US received. I went over it with a fine-toothed en-US comb and mailed it in. Before I mailed it in, en-US I did not get anything from any candidate, en-US but after I had requested the mail-in ballot, I en-US was bombarded with giant postcards. en-US Which, thank God, have now ended.en-US I took all the giant postcards and threw en-US them in the garbage along with my ballot. I en-US am never voting again.en-USLooking for extraterrestrialsen-USWhy would aliens want to visit us? en-US When you go to the zoo to see your favoren-US -en-US ite animals, do you get in the enclosure with en-US them? Nope. Too many humans here on en-US Earth still cannot live in peace with other en-US humans they perceive to be different. Why en-US would aliens put themselves in danger to en-US communicate with a species that would be en-US technologically inferior and likely hostile?en-US For a long time I have wanted to meet an en-US intelligent extraterrestrial, because I thought en-US they would be able to help me, or help all of en-US us, with some better brain power.en-US What I realized (while waiting!) is there en-US are plenty of strange creatures here on Earth en-US that are intelligent in ways other than en-US human and we need to learn to "hear" what en-US they have to teach us before we go looking en-US out there. It's all here. What if any of these en-US creatures now on Earth were originally en-US extraterrestrials who crash landed?en-US Look into Ancient Sumerian culture. en-US Their clay tablet writings say we were geneten-US -en-US ically engineered by extraterrestrials using en-US part of their own DNA and they taught us en-US all the math and sciences. Created in God's en-US image indeed. Who knows?en-USIt can't be that difficulten-USWe moved to Florida more than 20 years en-US ago. In all those years we have never seen a en-US lawn-service truck with equipment trailer en-US that wasn't being driven from 12 to 18 inchen-US -en-US es over the center line into oncoming traffic. en-US Not once.en-US To make matters worse, there are thouen-US-en-US sands of these vehicles in the state. Having en-US to travel A1A frequently, we have had close en-US calls too many times to count. I consider en-US myself a courteous driver, but in many en-US instances with these violators, there is no en-US place for the law-abiding motorist to go.en-US There is an old saying "people who don't en-US know how to drive large vehicles should not en-US own big vehicles." (Their) mindset is "on to en-US the next." It should be "on to the next safely."en-USIronyen-USHow can anybody believe that a politician en-US who fought feverishly to take Pro-Life susen-US -en-US taining healthcare access away from tens of en-US millions of the neighbors we love as ouren-US -en-US selves could ever be considered to be a Pro-en-US Life Christian politician running for office? en-US This, in my mind, only confirms their en-US hypocrisy and ineptitude to serve in our en-US government. en-US Pro-life does not end at birth, folks, sorry, en-US it doesn't. Insist your politicians be more en-US honest than hypocritical.en-USLeave handicap spots en-US to the handicappeden-USI frequently see cars in handicapped spots en-US that dont belong there. You know who you en-US are.en-US I also see people in handicapped restroom en-US stalls changing their clothes. This is espeen-US -en-US cially bad at restaurants as servers arrive at en-US work.en-US There are people who really need the en-US parking space and the restroom stall. Please en-US be thankful you dont need it and leave it for en-US those who do.en-USStop ranting, start ravingen-USBeing a first time reader of this section, I en-US was disheartened to find almost no one en-US "raving". I literally shake my head when I en-US read all the complaining and negativity peoen-US -en-US ple are spewing about government, political en-US parties, plastic, two jobs and ends not meeten-US -en-US ing, gas prices, unbiased reporting, socialen-US -en-US ism, power plays and civilized humanity. We en-US live in the greatest country the world has en-US ever known at a time when science, technolen-US -en-US ogy, knowledge and information is exquien-US -en-US sitely advanced and at our very bidding. All en-US we need to do is touch a small screen! We en-US are free to go where we want, when we want, en-US say what we want about whoever we want. en-US Our beautiful country is a bounty of en-US resources and opportunities like nowhere en-US else on the planet. Our people are the quinten-US -en-US essential "mutt" more intelligent, geneticalen-US -en-US ly stronger with a steadfast heart and resilen-US-en-US ient nature! en-USI love our country with all my heart. We en-US may not be perfect. We may not have it all en-US together, but together we have it all!en-USKeeping it localen-USThank you so much for the Hometown en-US News. I look forward to reading it every Frien-US-en-US day.en-US It is wonderful to have a newspaper that en-US addresses our community. Whenever I need en-US or want something to do, I know exactly en-US where to go thanks to the Hometown News.en-US I only wish you could run more of the calen-US -en-US endar so I could make plans further in en-US advance. But that is such a minor issue.en-US Keep up the good work. en-USEdovard en-US DeVastey en-US works on his en-US self-caricaen-US -en-US ture at the en-US Peacock Art en-US District Arts en-US and Music en-US Street Festien-US -en-US val on Nov. en-US 10.en-USSevin en-US Bullwinkleen-US staff en-US photographeren-USSelf portrait session


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Entry forms are available at all St. en-US Lucie County Branch Libraries and online at en-US Interested authors must complete and en-US submit an application packet, containing a en-US completed form, a copy of the writers driven-US-en-US ers license and a copy of a printed book or a en-US link to any e-book intended for sale. Preferen-US -en-US ence will be given to authors who did not en-US participate in previous book fairs. Authors en-US who did participate in last years fair will be en-US accommodated on a space-available basis.en-US Entry packets must be submitted to the en-US library by Saturday, Dec. 1. Packets can be en-US dropped off at any branch library or mailed en-US to Program Coordinator Jennifer Johnson at en-US the Kilmer Branch Library, 101 Melody en-US Lane, Fort Pierce. en-US For questions or more information conen-US -en-US tact Jennifer Johnson at (772) 462-2199 or en-US The St. Lucie County Library staff will en-US review all entries and send a follow-up letter en-US or email confirmation by Jan. 19, 2019. An en-US author whose work is not selected may en-US appeal to the Library Director for a review.en-USWorld Diabetes Day and en-US Month recognizeden-USThe Florida Department of Health in St. en-US Lucie recognizes World Diabetes Day, and en-US World Diabetes Month. The theme is Famen-US -en-US ily and Diabetes, raising awareness of the en-US impact that diabetes has on the family and en-US support network of those affected. The role en-US of the family in the management, care, preen-US -en-US vention and education of diabetes has been a en-US necessity for many families.en-US In Florida, it is estimated that over 2.4 en-US million people have diabetes and over 5.8 en-US million have prediabetes, and the Centers en-US for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) en-US reports that diabetes is the seventh leading en-US cause of death for both men and women in en-US the United States. The number of people en-US diagnosed with diabetes has more than trien-US -en-US pled in the last 20 years in the U.S.en-US There are three main types of diabetes: en-US type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes (diaen-US-en-US betes while pregnant). Women with diabetes en-US have more difficulty conceiving and may en-US have poor pregnancy outcomes, so it is espeen-US -en-US cially important for women to be aware of en-US their risk factors for developing diabetes, en-US including having a family history of diabetes en-US as well as age, weight and physical activity en-US level.en-US There isnt a cure yet for diabetes, but a en-US healthy lifestyle can really reduce its impact en-US on your life. Thanks to better treatments, en-US people with diabetes are now living longer en-US and with a better quality of life than en-US ever before. A blood test from your health en-US care provider can determine if you have diaen-US -en-US betes. Early treatment can prevent serious en-US problems diabetes can cause, such as loss of en-US eyesight or kidney damage.en-US Take the Pre-Diabetes risk test: 84 million en-US American adults have prediabetes and 9 out en-US of 10 people with prediabetes dont know en-US they have it. You can find English and Spanen-US -en-US ish versions of a risk test you can use online en-US at test-paper-version.pdf en-US To learn more, visit www.floridahealth.en-US gov/diabetes.en-USNotesen-USFrom page 4


8 Were Here Day and NightFULL CIRCLE SENIOR CARE comment. en-USDuring the Sept. 14 inspection of the en-US Humane Societys Glades Road facility, the en-US countys Animal Shelter Standards Comen-US -en-US mittee cited the Humane Society for lack of en-US veterinarian protocols, insufficient staff to en-US care for the animals, unclean conditions, en-US healthy and sick animals sharing cages and en-US overcrowding, Ms. Douglas read from the en-US letter. However, of most concern to en-US pet-owning citizens, is that lots of dogs and en-US cats were in cages without IDs and labels.en-US Ms. Walker herself then addressed the en-US Board, emphasizing the collaboration en-US between the other municipalities that conen-US-en-US tract with the Society -the City of Port St. en-US Lucie and St. Lucie County -to help make en-US the organization more accountable for the en-US public funds it receives. en-US Weve reviewed all of the financial en-US records for the Humane Society for the past en-US three years, and weve reviewed the area en-US contracts with all of our municipal partners en-US so that we know what they say, she said. en-US We reviewed the Animal Shelter Standards en-US Committee review results with all of the en-US things that have been previously discussed en-US by me in the letter. We also know there was en-US a final report for that issued on 10-22, en-US which was then sent certified mail to the en-US Humane Society, which required that they en-US respond with their corrective plan of action en-US to their critical care defects within 15 days.en-US Ms. Walker did express frustration that en-US defects the Committee uncovered at the en-US Savannah Road facility were never, ever en-US addressed, never finalized and no remedial en-US action was taken and so insisted the conen-US -en-US version of the Humane Societys annual en-US contract to a monthly agreement be permaen-US -en-US nent.en-US So, lets continue to collaborate with our en-US municipal partners, and hopefully tonight en-US the contract that we agree to approve, will en-US continue to be a monthly contract, she en-US added. It will require financial data en-US because its important for the fiduciary en-US responsibilities of the taxpayers, as well as en-US inclusion of some addendums that require en-US performance standards so that there is en-US recourse.en-US Upon pulling the item from the Consent en-US Agenda, Commissioner Perona wanted en-US contractual assurances from city staff that en-US the Society would indeed be required to en-US submit such monthly financial documents.en-US In reading the contract, I know that part en-US of it is a monthly payment and it includes en-US invoice and impound activities, but I didnt en-US see where financials are a requirement, he en-US said. I know the county has requested en-US these financials, and its something that I en-US think we also need to be updated on if its en-US not a deal-killer. en-US Code Compliance Manager Peggy Arriaz en-US admitted staff had negotiated the submisen-US -en-US sion of monthly financial data but had yet en-US to incorporate it into the legal document.en-US That wording is definitely part of our en-US plan for the future but it was not in this conen-US -en-US tract, she said. Because it is in the St. Lucie en-US County contract, I dont see where thats a en-US problem -well simply amend that one liten-US -en-US tle section and add the words financial en-US report to the contract.en-US The new monthly $133,000 contract en-US reflects a $3,000 increase from the previous en-US annual contract in place through Sept. 30 of en-US this year. Instead of a lump sum, the en-US Humane Society will now receive en-US $11,083.34 each month. The new amount is en-US a far cry from the $183,000 requested by en-US Humane Society officials Oct. 8 so they en-US could hire more staff. Both Commissioner en-US Perona and Mayor Linda Hudson flatly en-US rejected that proposal, with the latter saying en-US the 2018/19 budget and millage rate had en-US already been approved by the Commission. en-US Thats not doable in our budget, she en-US said in the prior discussion. Theres no en-US $50,000 lying around somewhere.en-US During that same meeting, Commissionen-US -en-US er Perona complained to the Humane Socien-US -en-US ety leaders present that the City Commisen-US -en-US sion didnt get to participate in any of your en-US financial decisions or your facilities decien-US-en-US sions. He admitted Nov. 5, however, that he en-US was now ready to back the newest agreeen-US -en-US ment, part of which he attributed to the en-US work of local animal rights activists.en-US I appreciate our public partners and our en-US private partners that have identified certain en-US issues that helped us to get to identify ceren-US -en-US tain issues, he said. At this point, the staff en-US did a great job with investigating and moven-US-en-US ing forward so that we can support -or I en-US will support it -for the Humane Society.en-US Commissioner Perona subsequently en-US made the motion to accept the new monthen-US -en-US ly contract, which was seconded by Comen-US -en-US missioner Rufus Alexander and passed en-US unanimously. en-US en-USHumaneen-USFrom page 1 en-UScontact Rebecca Rodriguez at (772) 446-en-US 1757 oren-US Scrub Specialists Hike: 3:30-5 p.m., en-US Indrio Scrub Preserve, 5187 Old Dixie Hwy., en-US Fort Pierce. Have you ever wondered how en-US some animals could survive in some of the en-US harshest environments? The scrub is much en-US like a desert, and the creatures here have en-US many adaptations for survival. Learn more en-US about this small and mighty preserve full of en-US life on this short afternoon walk. en-USSATURDAY, DEC. 1en-GB en-GB Christmas Bazaar:en-GB 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. en-GB Bernadette Catholic Church, 350 N.W. en-GB California Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Christmas en-GB crafts, jewelry, wreaths, quilts, gift baskets, en-GB bake sale, raffles at each vendor table, en-GB more. Breakfast and lunch and beverage en-GB selections available. en-GB For more information, en-GB visiten-GB stbernadetteslw.orgen-GB en-GB Quilt & Craft Festival:en-GB 8:30 a.m. to 4 en-GB p.m., Spanish Lakes One Community Center, en-GB 1 Silver Oak Drive, Port St. Lucie. The show en-GB was founded by the Tuesday Quilters of en-GB Spanish Lakes One, who donate proceeds en-GB from the quilt sales to selected local en-GB charities. The show also features holiday en-GB decor, jewelry, fiber arts, hand-crafted en-GB greeting cards, and other crafts. en-GB Sandwiches, chips and desserts will be en-GB available for purchase. Free admission. en-GB For en-GB more information, contact Norma Reilly at en-GB (772) 812-5096 or en-GB njeanreilly@gmail.comen-GB en-GB Explore Archery:en-GB First Saturday of the en-GB month, October through April, 9 a.m. to en-GB noon, at the Oxbow Eco-Center, 5400 N.E. en-GB St. James Drive, Port St. Lucie. Open to ages en-GB 10+. Participants under age 15 must have a en-GB legal guardian present. Beginner archery en-GB class in a relaxed environment builds en-GB strength, endurance, mental focus. Session en-GB includes outdoor classroom time and range time.   Bring a bagged lunch or snack, water en-GBbottle, closed-toe shoes, and wear weatherappropriate clothing.   $20 per participant. en-GBTo en-GB register, call (772) 785-5833 or email en-GB page 2


9 future and provided more detail on the en-USlimited results from the Councils request en-US for proposals on the restaurant site.en-US As staff went through that process, we en-US felt like it was perhaps a little premature to en-US issue an RFP and ultimately a letter of en-US interest request was issued, he said. That en-US request was open for over six months, and en-US the proposal that was received did meet en-US the general requirements. So staff is recen-US -en-US ommending that we move forward to en-US negotiate, but that will include the proposen-US -en-US er demonstrating they have the financial en-US ability to do the project, showing us what en-US kind of building they would build, showen-US-en-US ing the financial capability to build it, as en-US well as the ability to operate a restaurant.en-US The city managers assurances failed to en-US satisfy Councilwoman Caraballo, who cast en-US the lone dissenting vote on proceeding en-US with the negotiations. en-US I am actually going to ask that it be en-US tabled until we get the information of the en-US business plan, she said. I think that that en-US should come before the negotiation piece. en-US I think that puts us into a little bit of a en-US quandary as weve had in the past someen-US -en-US times with staff providing us their recomen-US -en-US mendation. I would like to first see their en-US business plan and see that they have the en-US financial wherewithal.en-US For his part, Mayor Oravec said he en-US understood her viewpoint but hesitated to en-US delay the process any further.en-US Its been hanging out there for months, en-US he said. I wish it would have come to us en-US sooner, and I certainly wouldnt mind if en-US staff got an objective third party to evaluen-US-en-US ate everything.en-US Although voting with the majority, en-US Councilwoman Stefanie Morgan initially en-US expressed concern over the lack of the en-US business plan and so did her own research en-US on the side, which only served to exaggeren-US -en-US ate her fears. en-USWith no business plan, it makes it a liten-US -en-US tle different for me and I went and I pulled en-US this company on SunBiz, and they just creen-US-en-US ated this LLC in May of 2018, she en-US explained. So Im a little bit confused, and en-US I just want to make sure that were getting en-US the right information, the right person, the en-US right business at the right location to move en-US forward.en-US Vice-Mayor Martin attempted to allevien-US -en-US ate her concerns about the newly created en-US limited liability corporation.en-US Having worked in corporate law for en-US many years, its very typical that when a en-US company is entering into a new business en-US prospect that they create a new LLC for the en-US new business entity, she explained. It en-US happens all the time, and Im really comen-US-en-US fortable through this negotiation process en-US that were going to get all the answers and en-US make sure that we do our due diligence en-US and have everything before we go to an en-US actual contract.en-US Councilman John Carvelli cautioned his en-US fellow Council members on any further en-US delay, saying he was comfortable going en-US into negotiations because we have final en-US approval.en-US I think if we continue to wait, were en-US going to discourage folks from investing in en-US this Riverwalk property, he said. Weve en-US only had one response, and they seem to en-US bring a lot of experience and they want to en-US put money in the city to help get that projen-US -en-US ect off the ground. I think what will come en-US out of the negotiations is a business plan, a en-US budget and a proposed operation for the en-US restaurant.en-US Mr. Blackburn concurred with that en-US assessment.en-US We will have the financial information en-US from the proposer and exactly how theyre en-US going to finance their construction, he en-US explained. So the concept of this is that it en-US will be lease of city property and the proen-US-en-US poser would build a building themselves en-US and operate the building themselves over en-US the long term for the community. Certainen-US-en-US ly theres a lot of things that go into that en-US agreement that will be part of our negotiaen-US -en-US tion, but all of the due diligence that we en-US would provide will be done as a prerequien-US -en-US site to any kind of agreement.en-US According to the Salty411 LLC letter of en-US intent provided to the Hometown News, en-US the backers of the proposed restaurant are en-US the same owners of the Original Tiki Bar & en-US Restaurant that lost the bid for the renewal en-US of their long-term lease on waterfront en-US property in Downtown Fort Pierce. The en-US principals referenced in the letter, Diego en-US Larroude and Donna Qvarnstrom-Burke, en-US affirmed they were seeking a 20-year lease en-US on the 9,500-square-foot waterfront parcel en-US in Port St. Lucie.en-US Our proposed operation for the Riveren-US -en-US walk Project in Port St Lucie would be a en-US full-service restaurant and bar featuring en-US fresh from Florida seafood, beef and proen-US -en-US duce, and hand-crafted beverages with a en-US tropical feel, the letter stated. We are proen-US en-USposing three components to the site: the en-US main restaurant and bar, outdoor bar and en-US seating and lastly a banquet facility to host en-US weddings, business and personal events to en-US the residents of St Lucie County.en-US In addition, the letter expressed interest en-US in placing a food truck on the southern en-US end of the property to offer coffee, juice en-US bar products and quick snacks for park en-US visitors. en-US Our goal for the future development is en-US to offer paddleboard rentals, kayak and en-US additional outdoor activities for the resien-US-en-US dents and visitors to enjoy the park and the en-US river, the letter also stated. en-US Mayor Oravec expressed elation that en-US with this proposed part of the project, en-US which also includes the southern extenen-US-en-US sion of the Riverwalk funded by a $400,000 en-US FIND grant the Council approved that en-US evening as part of its Consent Agenda.en-US Were going to have this very special en-US public place where the [southern] boarden-US -en-US walk actually connects to the boardwalk en-US thats on the north side of the Port St. Lucie en-US bridge, he said. So youre going to have en-US that running half mile on the water and en-US have a waterfront restaurant finally in Port en-US St. Lucie -putting the port in Port St. en-US Lucie.en-USThroughout the discussion, Councilen-US-en-US woman Caraballo remained un-swayed in en-US her opposition. en-US I do feel strongly that we need to do en-US our due diligence process before we offer en-US negotiations, so I guess Ill be the lone bird en-US out, she saiden-US The Council subsequently voted 4-1 to en-US authorize Mr. Blackburn to begin the en-US negotiation process.en-USRiverwalken-USFrom page 1


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Enjoy these with your favorite wine, beer or other beverage.FREEAppetizer of the Day with purchase of entreewith this ad expires 11-30-18 Not to be combined with any other offer8573 S US Hwy 1 Port St. Lucie, FL 34952(772) 323-0236 1411 SE Indian St., Stuart 772-286-6711 www.freshcatchstuart.comSun.-Thurs. 11am-9pm Fri. & Sat. 11am-10pm FREE$25 BONUS GIFT CARDW/ $100 Gift Card Purchase ARIES March 21/April 20 en-USAries, diversify your investments if you are tryen-US -en-US ing to boost your bottom line. As the saying en-US goes, dont put all of your eggs in one basen-US -en-US ket. Boost your odds.en-USTAURUS April 21/May 21en-USYou need to take a day or two for yourself, Tauen-US -en-US rus. It seems like you have been doing much en-US for others but little energy is devoted to your en-US needs and desires. Youve earned a break.en-USGEMINI May 22/June 21en-USThink about how to look at a problem from a en-US new angle, Gemini. Only then can you get a en-US real grasp for the situation at hand and how to en-US tackle it. The answer may be right there.en-USCANCER June 22/July 22en-USCancer, get together with a spouse or romanen-US -en-US tic partner and work through a running list of en-US what youd like to do together. It is important en-US to spend quality moments with one another.en-USLEO July 23/Aug. 23en-USLeo, even though you may be tempted to draw en-US attention your way, you may be better served en-US by letting others grab the spotlight this week.en-USHoroscopesen-USCommunity en-US Chanukah en-US festival planned en-USChanukah, The Festival of Lights, a celebration for all time is en-US highlighted by the kindling of the Menorah each night of the holen-US -en-US iday. Chanukah is a holiday that propagates the universal mesen-US -en-US sage that ultimately good will prevail over evil, freedom over en-US oppression and light over darkness, said Rabbi Shlomo Uminer, en-US director of the Chabad Jewish Center. Lighting the Chanukah en-US Menorah publicly in the public square reminds us of these events en-US and also serves as a symbol and highlights the message of trien-US -en-US umph of freedom over oppression, of spirit over matter, of light en-US over darkness.en-US Join in a public display of unity at these family friendly events. en-US The Chabad Jewish Community Center of Martin & S. Lucie en-US invites the entire community to celebrate the Festival of Lights en-US with two special Community Chanukah Celebrations and Menoen-US -en-US rah Lighting Ceremonies. This year will highlight Light and en-US Love Freedom and Pride, with a memorial prayer and extra light en-US in memory of the 11 extinguished lights in Pittsburgh.en-US The 21st annual public Menorah Kindling Ceremony will take en-US place in Martin County on Sunday, Dec. 2, in Memorial Park in en-US Downtown Stuart next to the courthouse at 3:15 p.m. Activities en-US include a bounce house, petting zoo, face painting, Chanukah en-US crafts for the kids, music. Free Menorah necklace for every child. en-US There will also be kosher food for sale, hot dogs, falafel, latkes, Out en-GB en-GB&en-GB en-GBabout en-USFRIDAY, NOV. 23en-US en-US 'Line to See Jesus:'en-US 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., en-US Lawnwood Stadium, 1302 Virginia Ave., Fort en-US Pierce. Usher in the Christmas season by en-US meeting representatives from local churches, en-US music, food trucks, seeing a small living en-US Nativity scene, and more. Attendees en-US encouraged to bring an unwrapped gift that en-US will be given to children in need by Toys for en-US Tots. en-US For more information or to RSVP, en-US contact Kevin Austin at (772) 341-6672 or en-US kpaust@comcast.neten-USFRIDAY, NOV. 23 SUNDAY, DEC. 30en-US en-US 'Masters of Glass: Dale Chihuly and en-US Marlene Rose' exhibit:en-US en-GB A.E. Backus Museum en-GB & Gallery, 500 N. Indian River Drive, Fort en-GB Pierce. The beauty of studio glass is en-GB exemplified by grandmaster Dale Chihuly and en-GB Marlene Rose, a Florida-based next-en-GB generation master. Exhibit will be on display en-GB Nov. 23 through Dec. 30, with opening en-GB reception Nov. 30. en-GBFor more information, call en-GB (772) 465-0630 or visit en-GB www.en-GB BackusMuseum.comen-USFRIDAYS & SATURDAYS, NOV. 23 DEC. 29en-GB en-GB Garden of Lights Holiday Festival:en-GB en-GB Fourth annual holiday illumination of en-GB thousands of colorful, whimsical garden en-GB displays throughout the five acres of en-GB Heathcote Botanical Gardens, 210 Savannah en-GB Road, Fort Pierce. Visit with Santa & Mrs. en-GB Claus, take pictures with Heathcote the en-GB Bear, and enjoy refreshments and musical en-GB entertainment. Open 5:30-9 p.m. on Fridays en-GB and Saturdays, from Thanksgiving weekend en-GB through Christmas. Adults $8, Children $3. en-GB For tickets, call (772) 464-4672 or visit en-GB www.en-GB en-US &en-US Entertainmenten-USFRIDAY, NOV. 23, 2018 en-US PORT ST. LUCIEen-US WWW.HOMETOWNNEWSSLC.COM PAGE 10en-USSeeen-US en-US OUTen-US page 13en-US Seeen-US en-US SCOPESen-US, page 14en-USFor Hometown See en-US en-US FESTIVALen-US, page 13


11 en-USNen-USow I know why they call it Black en-US Friday. Did you know it all started en-US around 1950 in Philadelphia? The en-US annual Army/Navy game is played in en-US Philadelphia on the Saturday after Thanksen-US -en-US giving. Many people from the suburbs en-US would come to the city on Friday in en-US anticipation of the game. en-US The cities retailers decided to have large en-US discount sales to entice shoppers. The large en-US crowds of people shopping and attendees of en-US the game overwhelmed the local law en-US enforcement to control traffic. Large crowds en-US in stores also attracted shoplifters taking en-US advantage of the bedlam in stores. en-US By1961, the term Black Friday caught on en-US in the nation. Today everyone considers it a en-US great sale day lasting up to four days, but it en-US is also the slowest restaurant day of the year. en-US Everyone is shopping, not going out to eat. en-US Yes, more than 200 million people will take en-US advantage of the savings. All 200 million, en-US except me. en-US OK, I know everyone loves Black Friday en-US and all the special buys. But why did I pay en-US $45.39 for a gallon of milk? Let me explain. en-US I get up every morning at 5 a.m.; cant help en-US myself, just a habit of years of going to work en-US early in restaurants. This particular en-US morning I decided to treat my family to en-US French toast and noticed we had used all en-US the milk on Thanksgiving Day. No big deal. en-US I would run to Walmart down the street, en-US which is open 24 hours and get right back. en-US BIG MISTAKE. en-US I pulled into the parking lot as I have so en-US many times before at this time and was en-US surprised at the number of cars in the lot. I en-US noticed people with three and four carts full en-US of merchandise loading their cars. Hmmm, en-US must be a special early bird sale of some en-US kind. en-US You guessed it, Im not a Black Friday en-US shopper and will never be again. I entered en-US the store on the food side and got swept up en-US in a crowd of people going down the main en-US isle. Instead of food that is usually disen-US -en-US played, there was everything but food. I en-US managed to get to the back of the store en-US where the milk was stored and grabbed a en-US gallon. en-US I headed back into the mob to try and en-US cash out. Thats when I found myself in en-US front of a table with some kind of electronic en-US games. I picked it up and people were en-US trying to take it out of my hand. I held on to en-US it as if it were gold, not knowing what it en-US was. I made it to the cashier and my bill en-US came to $45.39. I was too embarrassed to en-US say anything, so I just paid and left. en-US When I got home, my wife asked me why en-US I bought a childrens electronic frog game. I en-US played it cool and said, Oh I thought it en-US would be nice to give it to Toys for Tots. en-US Please dont tell her . I made the French en-US toast for breakfast with my $45.39 gallon of en-US milk and promised myself I would never go en-US shopping on Black Friday again, its too en-US expensive. en-US Try this French toast recipe; youll love it. en-US I suggest you buy a cheaper milk.en-USFRENCH CUSTARD TOASTen-USIngredientsen-US 5 large eggsen-US 1 teaspoon sugar, optionalen-US Dash salten-US 1 cup milken-US 5 slices white bread, 1 inch thick Autentica Cucina Italiana 8621 S US Hwy 1, Port St Lucie 772-323-0355 Tues Night Ladies Night FREE glass of house wine with any entree purchase(pizza excluded) Expires 11-30-18 Open Monday Saturday for Lunch & Dinner 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!) CHEF COSTA'S en-USCOOKING CORNERen-USCOSTA MAGOULAS en-USA gallon of milk that en-US costs $45.39en-USSeeen-US en-US COOKINGen-US page 15 en-USKristin Webb and Steven Anderson (pictured) traven-US -en-US eled from Vero Beach to Niagara Falls with their copy en-US of Hometown News in August. Thanks for bringing 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 (or en-US more) of our Treasure Coast residents reading the Hometown News in a unique or en-US exotic place. Whether you take a trip to the Grand Canyon or a cruise to the Bahamas, en-US bring your Hometown News with you and have someone snap a picture.en-US Email your photo (at least 1 MB in size) to en-US news@hometownnewsol.comen-US and include en-US your first and last name, the city you live in and the location/date of where the photo en-US was taken. Type TOURING WITH THE TOWNIES in the subject line.en-USTouring with the Townies


12 en-USIen-USts that time of year again. The moment en-US has arrived when you need to find just en-US the right gift for that special golfer in en-US your life, and you have no clue what to get. en-US Golfers are a tricky bunch. We are quirky en-US and usually go out and get what we want. en-US That makes it quite difficult for someone en-US looking to give a golf gift.en-US With that in mind, I would like to present en-US a few different gift ideas for those of you en-US looking to give or in need of presenting a en-US list to someone.en-US Florida may be the Sunshine State, but en-US most of us know how quickly a rain cloud en-US will pop up and drench you and your clubs. en-US Thanks to Big Max Golf (en-US www.bigmaxgolf.en-US comen-US ), and its line of Aqua carry and cart en-US bags your clubs and belongings will stay dry en-US even in the worst of rain.en-US The Aqua line is 100 percent waterproof, en-US with plenty of room for clubs, drinks, en-US valuables and more. The carry bags are en-US ultra-lightweight and feature a padded, air en-US channel strap for comfort when you walk en-US the course. The cart bags are nearly as light, en-US and quite roomy.en-US I recently picked up one of these bags and en-US put it to a quick test. I attached the rain en-US hood over the top and proceeded to turn en-US my water hose on full blast. The only thing en-US wet was the outside of the bag. Their ad en-US shows someone water skiing with the bag, en-US showing just how well it works. This is a en-US must-have for Florida golfers.en-US If your golfer likes to walk but prefers not en-US to carry, Big Max Golf also has a great line en-US of trolleys. The Blade line is ultra-slim and en-US assembles and disassembles in a matter of en-US seconds, fitting neatly into your trunk.en-US en-US I drive a small Miata convertible. Until en-US now, finding a trolley that fits into my trunk en-US has been impossible, especially with all the en-US features of the Blade.en-US One thing that the professionals have en-US over us mere mortal golfers is that their en-US clubs are always custom-fit. Most teachers en-US will tell you that if your clubs dont fit your en-US swing, your body style and your skill level, en-US you will likely struggle.en-US Club Champion (en-US www.clubchampiongolf.en-US comen-US 888-340-7820) offers professional en-US fitting to every golfer of any age and skill en-US level. You can fit just one club in your bag, en-US your wedges, your putter or the entire set. en-US Professional fitters use the latest technolen-US -en-US ogy to find the right combination of grip, en-US shaft, length, and clubhead to give you the en-US most benefit from your equipment. There en-US are over 35,000 combinations, so they are en-US very likely to have the one that works best en-US for you.en-US Club Champion even offers a trade-in en-US program to help you get into the best en-US equipment. Local locations are in Orlando en-US and Delray Beach.en-US en-US Putting can make or break a solid round. en-US The most overlooked part of a putter is the en-US shaft. Barney Adams, founder of Adams en-US Golf and Tight Lies, has founded a new en-US company, Breakthrough Golf Technology en-US (en-USwww.breakthroughgolftech.comen-US 888-211-en-US 6770).en-US For the past 50 years, the putter shaft has en-US remained virtually unchanged. Adams new en-US Stability Shaft is heavier and much stiffer en-US than your usual putter shaft. The result is a en-US shaft that delivers and keeps the head of the en-US putter square at impact, improving en-US accuracy and feel.en-US The shaft features an aluminum connecen-US -en-US tor allowing it to attach to any putter, en-US regardless of the bend profile. There are en-US eight layers of high modulus carbon fiber to en-US reduce torque, and a 22-gram insert that is en-US precisely located to reinforce flexural en-US rigidity. In testing torque was reduced by en-US almost 50%. Imagine making those putts en-US wound up just a tad outside the hole en-US because the putter head twisted open or en-US closed.en-US Best of all, you dont even have to leave en-US your home. Breakthrough Golf will send en-US you a box to ship your putter to them in. en-US Turn-around time is about a week.en-US Finally, golfers love unique things. One en-US gentleman that I follow on Instagram has an en-US amazing talent for making ball markers, en-US divot repair tools, and now, putters. Marc en-US Cordeira owns and operates Kraken Golf en-US (en-USwww.krakengolf.comen-US, 617-460-9023) from en-US his garage in Massachusetts. Actually, its his en-US wifes side of the garage as it was her car that en-US was relocated to make room.en-US Marc makes unique, small batch, en-US heirloom quality golf accessories. He uses en-US CNC milling machines and lasers to create en-US items that you will not find anywhere else. en-US His attention to detail and craftsmanship is en-US second only to his imagination. One of my en-US favorites is his Lego divot tool. He also en-US made a skeleton tool for Halloween. Some en-US of his ball markers include money bags, en-US basketballs, complete with texture, comic en-US bombs, and more.en-US Many of his latest works are one-off en-US custom pieces. A recent one included a en-US customers family crest. It is amazing. Check en-US out his Instagram account at Krakengolf. en-US James Stammer has been an avid golfer en-US and golf enthusiast for nearly 40 years. en-US Contact him at en-USstammergolf@yahoo.comen-US.en-US 3490 CRABAPPLE DRIVE PORT ST. LUCIE 772-879-1316 NOVEMBER RATES The Number One Executive Golf Course on the Treasure Coast!$25.00 ALL DAY 9-holes $15.00 ALL DAY 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) MEMBERSHIPSAsk about our Yearly Memberships. Check out our great Group Rates this winter! 2018 2018 C H O I C E 1R E A D E R S GOLF en-USJAMES STAMMER en-USChristmas shopping for golf enthusiasts in your life


13 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 r fntfbbt ttf fnbb ttt b tt ttff bb 2016 2016 C H O I C E R E A D E R S en-USHelp us celebrate one of the Treasure Coasts most popular pastimes by submitting en-US a photo of your most recent catch straight from local waters.en-US Email a photo of you with your fish that is at least 1 MB or 300 dpi in size en-US to Write CATCH OF THE WEEK in the subject en-US line, and in the body of the email, 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) Donavan en-USChesser, 27, en-US caught a black en-US drum off the en-US dock at en-US Lagoon Greenen-US -en-US way in Vero en-US Beach.en-USNice en-US Catch! en-USdrinks and more. The Menorah Lighting en-US Ceremony in Stuart will also feature the en-US nationally acclaimed speed painter Aleen-US -en-US jandro Ruiz and a Lifesize Donut Menoen-US -en-US rah.en-US The 11th annual Menorah Kindling en-US Ceremony in St. Lucie County will be held en-US Sunday, Dec. 9 at Tradition Square, Port en-US St. Lucie at 3:15 p.m. This ceremony will en-US feature a fire truck Chanukah Gelt drop en-US for the children, plus a bounce house, face en-US painting, Chanukah crafts for the kids, en-US music, fairy hair, Kona Ice and more, with en-US a free Menorah necklace for every child. en-US There will also be kosher food for sale, hot en-US dogs, falafel, latkes, drinks and more.en-US Admission is free for both events; donaen-US -en-US tions are welcomed. Elected officials will en-US be on hand at both events.en-US For information, contact the Chabad en-US Jewish Center of Martin & St. Lucie Counen-US -en-US ties at or (772) en-US 288-0606.en-USFestivalen-USFrom page 10 en-USSATURDAY, NOV. 24en-GB en-GB Free Downtown Shopping Spree:en-GB en-GB 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., participating downtown en-GB Fort Pierce businesses. Pick up a passport en-GB at Chic & Shore Things, get six stamps en-GB from different locations, and bring your en-GB passport to Notions & Potions by 8 p.m. en-GB Nov 24 to be entered to win more than en-GB $1,100 in gift cards. en-GB For updates and list en-GB of participants, visit en-GB events/606672759736005/en-US en-US Movie Matinee:en-US Showing 'Teen Titans en-US Go! to the Movies' at 2 p.m., Lewis Library, en-US 2950 S.W. Rosser Blvd., Port St. Lucie. en-US Movie takes the animated TV series to the en-US big screen. Rated PG, running time of 92 en-US minutes. en-US For more information, visit en-US www.en-US or contact Carolyn en-US Hammer at (772) 871-5484 oren-US hammerc@en-US en-GB DRUMLine Live Holiday Spectacular:en-GB en-USOuten-USFrom page 10en-US Seeen-US en-US OUT,en-US page 15


14 en-USIen-USts getting to the time when many of us en-US will be decorating our trees for the en-US holidays. A great alternative to an en-US artificial tree and/or a live tree is a Norfolk en-US Island pine. They are available at most en-US retailers and come in several sizes. Some en-US even come already decorated and ready to en-US go. en-US The Norfolk Island pine does require a en-US well-lit area of your home if you are going en-US to keep it indoors for an extended period of en-US time. These trees have distinctly flat en-US branches and short soft needles. These trees en-US thrive in humid environments which makes en-US them right at home in Florida. The soil en-US conditions for this tree should be on the en-US moist side. A sure sign the tree is not en-US getting enough moisture is when you start en-US to see a lot of dead lower branches. The en-US Norfolk pine does not regenerate its lost en-US limbs or needles so it is important to stay en-US on a steady watering schedule. If the tree is en-US over watered, you will begin to see areas of en-US bright yellow needles that fall off easily. To en-US avoid this condition, be sure the plant is not en-US standing in water. If you purchase a tree en-US with foil wrap on it, be sure to slit the foil so en-US water can drain from the pot. It is not en-US recommended that the trees be pruned as en-US the plant can loose its symmetrical shape. en-US Most retailers will also include many other en-US varieties of plants that are decorated and en-US ready to enjoy.en-US If you are one of the many Americans en-US who are buying a live tree this year, here are en-US a few tips to help you with the process. en-US Since live trees in our area are trucked very en-US long distances to their destination, picking en-US out the freshest looking tree is extremely en-US important. Make sure your tree is green en-US with minimal brown branches. Check the en-US needles of the tree and be sure that they are en-US flexible and do not fall off when you brush en-US the branches. Another good check is to en-US bounce the tree lightly on the cut end to see en-US how aggressively the leaves fall off the en-US branches. Avoid trees that shed leaves en-US aggressively with this procedure. Another en-US point to consider is the location the tree will en-US be placed. Be sure to get accurate measureen-US -en-US ments of the area so you can get a tree that en-US is tailored to its location.en-US You have finally picked out your prize en-US tree so now whats next? The most importen-US -en-US ant task is to get your tree in its stand and en-US located where it will spend the remainder of en-US the season. If it has not been done at the en-US place of purchase, cut off about an inch en-US from the bottom the tree before mounting en-US in the stand. This will greatly aid the tree in en-US absorbing water. Once the tree is mounted, en-US be sure to add water immediately. The en-US sooner all this is done the better. en-US Now its time to decorate your new tree en-US with all the goodies you have been collecten-US -en-US ing the past couple of weeks. Use caution en-US when using lights especially if you use the en-US larger C-7 type lights. As long as the tree en-US remains moist and the needles pliable, the en-US tree will not be a huge fire hazard. As the en-US tree ages and you get near the end of the en-US season, more caution is advised since the en-US tree structure will become drier in nature. en-US Now that all the work is done, the time en-US has come to sit back with your favorite en-US beverage and enjoy your masterpiece!en-US Joe Zelenak has more than 30 years en-US experience in gardening and landscape. Send en-US e-mails toen-US en-USor en-US visit en-US Answers Located in the Classied Section VIRGO Aug. 24/Sept. 22 en-USFitness becomes a priority for you in the weeks en-US ahead, Virgo. Focus your efforts toward your fiten-US -en-US ness goals and lean on others if youre tempted to en-US veer off course.en-USLIBRA Sept. 23/Oct. 23en-USLibra, you like to play super sleuth and get to the en-US bottom of sticky situations. Remember that not all en-US information is accurate, and be careful what you en-US share.en-USSCORPIO Oct. 24/Nov. 22en-USYou have a strong desire to make some major en-US changes, Scorpio. Think about an extensive vacaen-US -en-US tion, a potential relocation or a large home renoen-US -en-US vation.en-USSAGITTARIUS Nov. 23/Dec. 21en-USYou may have gotten in over your head with a ceren-US -en-US tain home project, Sagittarius. It just doesnt en-US seem to be moving along as anticipated. Call in en-US some reinforcements.en-USCAPRICORN Dec. 22/Jan. 20en-USCapricorn, sometimes staying silent is the best en-US way to get notice. Others may appreciate that you en-US take the time to think over an issue before chimen-US -en-US ing in, and that bodes well for your future.en-USAQUARIUS Jan. 21/Feb. 18en-USEven though you may want to find the answers to en-US all your questions, sometimes you have to accept en-US what you cannot change, Aquarius. Focus your en-US attention on something new.en-USPISCES Feb. 19/March 20en-USIt will only take a few more days until your goal has en-US been reached, Pisces. That will be an exciting time en-US worthy of sharing with friends.en-USScopesen-USFrom page 10 en-USChoosing a Christmas tree GARDEN NOOK en-USJOE ZELENAK


15 en-GB8 p.m., Sunrise Theatre, 117 S. Second en-GB Street, Fort Pierce. Take a musical journey en-GB through the chart-topping holiday classics, en-GB combining Gospel, jazz, soul, Motown en-GB rhythms and The Nutcracker Suite, mix2ed en-GB with a hip-hop beat and the driving force of en-GB a Historically Black College and University en-GB marching band. Tickets are $49/$59. en-GB For en-GB tickets or more information, call the box en-GB office at (772) 461-4775 or visit en-GB www.en-GB, NOV. 27en-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, NOV. 28en-GB en-GB Jazz Jams at the Gardens:en-GB Presented en-GB by the Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society. 6:30-en-GB 9:30 p.m., Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, en-GB 2410 S.E. Westmoreland Blvd., Port St. en-GB Lucie. All are welcome. $6 donation, $5 for en-GB members. en-GB For more information, call (772) en-GB 337-1959 or visit en-GB en-GB Dave Koz and Friends Christmas en-GB Tour:en-GB Jazz saxophonist Dave Koz presents en-GB the 20th anniversary of his Christmas tour en-GB with special guests Mindi Abair, Jonathan en-GB Butler and Keiko Matsui. 7 p.m., Sunrise en-GB Theatre, 117 S. Second Street, Fort Pierce. en-GB Tickets are $49/$59. en-GB For tickets or more en-GB information, call the box office at (772) 461-en-GB 4775 or visit en-GB 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-USWEDNESDAY, NOV. 28 THURSDAY, NOV. 29en-GBen-GB 'Strange Truths:'en-GB Wynne Black Box en-GB Theatre, IRSC main campus, 3209 Virginia en-GB Ave., Fort Pierce. Drama. Join IRSC Theatre en-GB students for their original piece exploring en-GB how modern social media, network en-GB news and television personalities create en-GB and exaggerate "facts." Using research, en-GB improvisation and personal experiences, en-GB this highly theatrical, multi-media ensemble en-GB production will engage, challenge and en-GB entertain you. Shows are at 7 p.m. en-GB Wednesday and Thursday. Tickets are $5. en-GB Contact the IRSC box office at (800) 220-en-GB 9915 or visit en-GB, NOV. 29en-GB en-GB 'The ART of GIVING:'en-GB 5:30-7:30 p.m., en-GB Mainstreet Fort Pierce, 122 A.E. Backus Ave., en-GB Fort Pierce, hosted by Coastal Fine Art by en-GB Colleen Nash Becht. Main Street hosts a en-GB festive party where you can sip and shop; en-GB Colleens gift items are created especially for en-GB this holiday season. Each year Colleen en-GB donates an original watercolor painting for en-GB the raffle; the winning raffle ticket is picked en-GB at 7:30 p.m. en-GBCall Main Street (772) 466-en-GB 3880 for tickets. en-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) 287-en-US 3370. en-USTHROUGH FRIDAY, NOV. 30en-GB en-GB Holiday Gift Drive for Teens:en-GB Help en-GB make the holidays special for teens in St. en-GB Lucie County who are dealing with mental en-GB health issues. Toys for teens being helped en-GB by New Horizons of the Treasure Coast and en-GB Okeechobee will be collected at Kitterman en-GB Woods Property Management Office, en-GB 6600 Woods Island Circle, Port St. Lucie. en-GB Needed items are gift cards, makeup, en-GB backpacks, journals, clothing, electronics, en-GB etc.; tax-deductible donations online are en-GB also welcome at en-GB For more en-GB information, call (772) 380-2279.en-USFRIDAY, NOV. 30en-US en-US Opening reception:en-US Celebrate the en-US 'Masters of Glass: Dale Chihuly and Marlene en-US Rose' exhibit from 6-8 p.m., en-GB A.E. Backus en-GB Museum & Gallery, 500 N. Indian River en-GB Drive, Fort Pierce. The beauty of studio glass en-GB is exemplified by grandmaster Dale Chihuly en-GB and Marlene Rose, a Florida-based next-en-GB generation master. Exhibit will be on display en-GB Nov. 23 through Dec. 30. en-GBFor more en-GB information, call (772) 465-0630 or visit en-GB www.BackusMuseum.comen-USFRIDAY, NOV. 30 SATURDAY, DEC. 1en-GB en-GB Star of Wonder:en-GB Hallstrom en-GBPlanetarium, IRSC main campus, 3209 en-GB Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce. Join the search for en-GB the mysterious star that may have guided en-GB the Magi to Bethlehem more than 2000 en-GB years ago. This show has been a family en-GB holiday tradition at the planetarium since en-GB 1993. Show times are Friday at 6 p.m. and en-GB 7:30 p.m., and Saturday at 1 p.m. and 2:30 en-GB p.m. Tickets are $5. en-GBFor more information, en-GB contact the IRSC box office at (800) 220-en-GB 9915 or visiten-GB en-US The Comedy Zone Winter Nights:en-US en-US Showcase of professional touring comedians en-US on the Waxlax Stage at Riverside Theatre, en-US 3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach, with en-US local musicians performing outdoors, Live in en-US the Loop. Cen-USall (772) 231-6990. rfntbn f r rfnftrb rnf rn fnnn nrrnf nfr tnnr r rfnn rnnnnfr n f nrrrfnrtbtrrrrfrrrrrrnrtrrrfnrnrrrfrfntbrtb ntntbbrbfnrfbrbfn tn 1 tablespoon butter en-US1 tablespoon butternut extractsen-US 1/2-cup powdered sugaren-US 1 tablespoon cinnamonen-US Preparationen-US Break eggs into a wide, shallow bowl; en-US beat lightly with a fork. Stir in sugar, salt, en-US butternut extracts and milk. Over medien-US -en-US um-low heat, heat griddle or skillet, coated en-US with a thin layer of butter or margarine.en-US Place the bread slices, one at a time, into en-US the bowl or plate, letting slices soak up egg en-US mixture for a few seconds, then carefully en-US turn to coat the other side. Soak or coat en-US only as many slices as you will be cooking at en-US one time. Transfer bread slices to griddle or en-US skillet, heating slowly until bottom is en-US golden brown. en-US Sprinkle with cinnamon, turn and brown en-US on the other side. Sprinkle again. Serve en-US French toast hot sprinkled with powdered en-US sugar, or butter and syrup.en-US Costa Magoulas is dean of the Mori en-US Hosseini College of Hospitality and Culinary en-US Management at Daytona State College. en-US Contact him at (386) 506-3578.en-USCookingen-USFrom page 11 en-USOuten-USFrom page 13 NOW OPENLIFE CELEBRATION CENTER AYCOCK AT TRADITIONGreat for Any Special Occasion Anniversaries Receptions Birthday PartiesCall Today to Arrange Your Private Tour12571 SW TRADITION PKWY. PORT ST. LUCIE772-618-2336


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