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LETS WELCOME 2014FELLSMERE The future for oldest part of the city is looking a little less damp. Du ri ng the Dec. 12 Fellsmere City C ouncil meeting, Mark Mathes, city community development director, presented several ideas to help improve drainage and decrease flooding issues in the areas of the city that were created prior to modern drainage regulations. The presentation was a glimpse at the early stages of the citys storm water master plan and the results of a study showing areas in the citys current drainage that could use improvement. Pr ior to this year, the city hasnt had a storm water master plan, Mr. M athes said. C urrently, ditches and canals are the primary system for containing and moving water, but there is plenty that can be done to update and improve the storm water system, he said. T wo man-made lakes to the north and the south of the city could be one of those improvements, one of which would be on a 40-acre parcel the city already owns. The second lake is envisioned on a priv ately owned 5-acre property, butMan-made lakes,paved roads could help avoid local floodingStorm water master plan in the works 772-228-8956On The Corner of US Hwy 1 and Schumann Drive Sebastian 086194CLE Ashton O pus X Padron F or The True Cigar AficionadoS pecializing in High End and Pr emium Everyday Cigars SEBASTIAN RIVER AREAV ol. 11, No. 14 Your Local News and Information Source www.HometownNewsOL.com Friday, Dec. 27, 2013Learning some terms that will help you make good plant choices GAR DEN NOOKB3 PL ANT TERMS INDEXClassifiedB7 Crossword B3 Gardening B3 Horoscopes B1 Out & AboutB1 P olice Report A5 Rants & Raves A6 Viewpoint A6Skate in the New Year W ant to celebrate New Y ear's Eve but not sure what to do with the kids? P lus the kids want to have fun, too! The Skate Factory will be hosting their annual All Night Skate on N ew Year's Eve beginning at 7 p.m. and ending at 6 a.m. on New Year's Day. I deal for ages 10 years old and over, the cost is just $20 per person and includes party favors, balloon drop and $1,000 in cash and prizes. An onduty police officer and adult supervision is also provided, so everyone stays safe, and Mom and D ad don't have to worry about their children while they themselves celebrate. N ew this year is a noon Y ear's Eve Skate designed for kids under 10 years old. This special skate party will be held December 31st from 10 a.m. to 5 p .m. The $7 entry fee includes skate rental, hats, horns and balloon drop with prizes. Midnight will be celebrated at 3 p.m. Ad v ance tickets are not r equired for either New Y ear's party. The Skate F actory is located at 485 27th Avenue SW in Vero B each. For more information call 772-794-3373 or visit www.skatefactory.us.Snook season closesThe recreational har-See KNOW, A2Need to knowBy Jessica Creaganjcreagan@hometownnewsol.com See WATE R, A2 Knocking em down Left: T aylor Wickham, 9, reacts to knocking down five pins. Below: F rom left, Tatiana W allace, Faith Bohannon, 11 and T aylor Wickham, 9, made short work of their pizza slices. See more photos page A7.Cliff Partlow staff photographer Auto tax rollback could come in 2014INDIAN RIVER COUNTY Gov. Rick Scott announced a plan to roll back motor vehicle taxes and fees to pre-2009 levels, and local legislators are throwing their support his way. The governors Its Your M oney Tax Cut Agenda includes a proposal to give taxpayers some relief by dropping car registration costs from about $71 to $46 next September. S en. Joe Negron, R-Stuart, whose district covers some of In dian River County, has been vocal supporter and sponsor of the proposed legislation. I was proud to stand with Governor Scott today as he announced his plan to put more money back into F loridians pocketbooks, S en. Negron said in a press r elease on Dec. 12. Reducing auto tag fees is a smart way to continue to move Florida forward, he said. In dian River County Tax C ollector Carole Jean Jordan said the amount of roll back could go through some changes as it moves through the state legislature, but she expects some changes to the fees will make it to the floor for a vote in the upcoming legislative session. S enator Negron has made this a part of his agenda and I think hes been able to work with the governor on this, Mrs. Jordan said. C ar tag registration and other automobile-related fees increased dramatically in 2009, so much so that prior to the implementation of the fees, staff from the tax collectors office were calling people who had to renew and letting them know they could renew for two years at the old price and save money, Mrs. Jordan said. And we were able to save people money, but then, two y ears later, they were faced with the big fees, she said. In 2009, the cost of registering a motor vehicle in F lorida increased by an average of 54 percent, a press r elease from the governors office said. C ombined with increases in driver license fees and va r ious service charges, the increases translated to state re venues of more than $1 billion, which were directed primarily to general revenue, the release said. This has never been governments money, its your money, and I look forward to working with the Florida legislature to return it back to y ou, Gov. Scott said in a press release. By r educing the rates, Gov. Scott hopes to put money back in the pockets of F loridians so they can invest in their own futures, something that State Rep. Debbie M ayfield, R-Vero Beach favors. I support the proposal because it will provide some r elief to Floridians and roll back a temporary measure that was needed during the peak of the great recession, Re p. M ayfield said in an email. N ow that our budget outlook has improved we should return this money to the taxpayer, she said.By Jessica Creaganjcreagan@hometownnewsol.com T aking a moment to look back on the yearINDIAN RIVER COUNTY While a day can seem to drag on forever, a y ear can fly by in the blink of an eye. In no particular order, here are some of the top stories H ometown News r eported in 2013. Dodgertown name comes home After several years of a location and functionbased moniker, the baseball fields and sports complex on which major league baseball legends played and lived during spring training, have a familiar name. H istoric Dodgertown Ve ro B each, Florida is the official name of the stateof-the-art sports complex formerly used by the Br ooklyn, then Los Angeles Dodgers for 60 years of spring training. The 79-acre property and sports complex is leased until 2019 to an organization captained by P eter OMalley, former Los Angeles Dodgers president. Mr. OMalley worked for several years to gain legal permissions to use the iconic name Dodgertown at the Vero Beach facility. Elephants arrive in F ellsmere In May, a family of four African elephants, two adult females and two juvenile males, moved into the National Elephant Center in Fellsmere. Mo re than 70 Association of Zoos and Aquariums-accredited zoos have banded together to create the National Elephant C enter to provide a new model for elephant care and management. The organizations goal is to improve the elephant populations long-term viability and welfare. The center will not be open to the public, but will offer training for both elephants and elephant keepers, and occasionally be open to education programs to raise awareness about elephants and the work at the center, bringing attention to Fellsmere to a new audience for a different, and very large, re ason. A dult-teen sex case garners national attention A sex case involving an 18-year-old and a 14-yearold in Sebastian caught the attention of national news. The family of Kaitlyn Hunt, then 18, launched a campaign in early 2013 to get the state to drop the charges against Ms. Hunt, saying the reason the 14y ear-old girls family was pressing charges was because they didnt approve of a same-sex re lationship. The courts did not agree. The first round of plea deals was not accept-Revisit headlines from 2013By Jessica Creaganjcreagan@hometownnewsol.com See TO P, A3 086190EXPERIENCEDVETERINARYCAREFORCATS EXAM VACCINATIONS SURGERY MEDICATIONS X-RAY & ULTRASOUND CAT & KITTEN FOOD LOW COST SPAY AND NEUTER DELUXE BOARDING CAT HOTEL FLEA MEDICATIONS772-388-55501105 US HWY 1 SEBASTIAN,FL 32958www.TheCatsMeowCatClinic.com www.strategicbookpublishing.com/howtocookforyourpet.html THECATSMEOWCATCLINICDR. AMYCOUSINO WEEKEND WEATHERFriday: Mostly cloudy; high: 72; low: 54; high tide: 3:19 a.m.; low tide: 9:16 a.m. Saturday: Par tly cloudy, chance of storms; high: 70; low: 48; high tide: 4:22 a.m.; low tide: 10:17 a.m. Sunday: Mostly cloudy; high: 72; low: 54; high tide: 5:22 a.m.; low tide: 11:14 a.m. W eather courtesy of www.weather.com Be careful of advertising traps that can pop up on free sites CO MPUTE THISA6 AD TRAPS

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the company that owns it has indicated they could work with the city to put a small lake on it, Mr. Mathes said. N ot only would the lakes hold water diverted from ditches, but it would also serve as a wetlands area and a recreational spot for the public. P aving roads and improving alleyways or right-ofways in the back portions of properties platted for utility use are two other solutions for rerouting rain water and decreasing flooding opportunities. P aving our dirt roads would reduce particles in the water and improve drainage for relief from heavy rain events, Mr. M athes said in an interview. M any city alleyways are undeveloped, but the ditches there would be widened and improved for recreational use, he said. These east-west roads, r eally just paper rights-ofway, are an overgrown, ugly part of the city with no v alue, Mr. Mathes said. If the ditches are widened and greenway trails added for pedestrians or cyclists, it would aesthetically improve the area, provide new recreational space for residents and help with drainage, he said. Long, heavy rainfalls in a concentrated area could still r esult in some flooding, but having an improved storm water system will decrease the effect of the heavy rains, Mr. Mathes said. The capital projects for the storm water master plan will definitely be costly, and nothing is budgeted for or fully planned out as of yet. The projects will have to be tackled with a big picture mentality, not a short-term quick fix. The storm water funds are minimal as the citys storm water utility is still in its infancy, so it may be some time before these projects have a start date, Mr. Mathes said. How ever, the city will definitely be looking at grants to see if help for funding these projects can be found, he said. F or more information about upcoming city meetings or to view agendas,visit www.cityoffellsmere.org. VERO BEACH The Dogs F or Life assistance dog training program will have a place to call home next year, thanks to a $350,000 fundraising capital goal that was reached this winter after several years of campaigning. The nonprofit organization dedicated to improving quality of life for people and dogs through training mobility and hearing assistance dogs and service dogs for veterans will celebrate their fundraising feat with a ground breaking ceremony on the property at 11a.m. on Jan. 11. The nonprofit owns about 4 acres of land at the corner of 16th Avenue and 12th Street, and the facility will be constructed on that site, which also has a membership-only off-leash dog park. W e re a very small organization compared to the area we live in and we just couldnt pull it off by ourselves, but we had an anonymous $100,000 matching grant that really helped us, said Shelly Ferger, CEO and founder of Dogs For Life. S ince 2002, nearly 100 dogs have received training as mobility or hearing assistance dogs through the Dogs for Life training program, Ms. Ferger said. H earing dogs are trained to alert their companion of a door knock, a ringing telephone or even smoke alarms. M obility assistance dogs are taught to help their companions by retrieving fallen objects, acting as a guide, or help with anything that could be daunting to a person with physical challenges. S ince there hasnt been a building on the property, the dog training has been taking place outdoors, when the w eather permits, or in the dogs home, Ms. Ferger said. W ith the building, we will be able to train year round, and we will be able to train dogs before they go into homes, she said. K athi Schumann donated a substantial gift to help Dogs F or Life with operations and start-up costs of the assistance dog training and administrative Center, a press r elease said. Mrs. Schumann has also joined the nonprofits board of directors to offer critical help in expanding the veteran dog training program, the release said. One of the newest Dogs For Life training programs is equipping dogs for veterans with both physical challenges and post-traumatic stress disorder. I t s estimated that 80,000 veterans will retire to Florida in the next two years. These are young men and women and they arent wanting medication, wheelchairs and crutches, they want dogs, Ms. Fer ger said. Dogs trained to assist veterans perform tasks such as creating a barrier between their companion and other people if the veteran becomes nervous, looking both ways before entering a room and protecting their companion from behind, according to the Dogs F or Life website. I receive calls from all over the country wanting to know if we have pre-trained dogs, and with this facility, we can hopefully expand our dog training program so we have dogs ready to go when they are needed, Ms. Ferger said. The nonprofit is fully accredited by Assistance Dogs I nternational, a coalition of not-for-profit organizations that train and place assistance dogs. The Dogs For Life off-leash dog park is located at 1230 16th Ave., Vero Beach. F or more information about training programs by Dogs For L ife or to make a donation call Ms.Ferger at (772) 5678969 or visit www.dogsforlifevb.org. F riday, December 27, 2013 A2 Sebastian River AreaHometown News Call Toll Free 866-778-2009 or (772) 778-20091285 36th Street, Suite 100, Vero BeachV isit our website: www.orthocentervb.comComprehensive Orthopaedic Care in Vero Beach086337 ARTHRITISMANAGEMENT ARTHROSCOPY TOTALHIP,KNEE& SHOULDERREPLACEMENT UNICONDYLARREPLACEMENT& HIPRESURFACING GENERALORTHOPAEDICS SPORTSINJURIES&CARPALTUNNEL SHOULDERPROBLEMS INHOUSEMRI & PHYSICALTHERAPYRichard Steinfeld,M.D.,M.B.A.,F.A.A.O.SDiplomate,American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery F ellow,American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons American Association of Hip and Knee SurgeonsMarcus J.Malone,M.D.Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Member,American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 772-567-63401265 36th St. Vero Beach, FL 32960Hours 9am-5pm Mon-Fri Sat 9-1, Open Until 7pm Mon &Wed.801 Wellness Way Suite 204 Sebastian, FL 32958Hours 9am-3pm Mon-Friis the one-stop location fo r all your medical services.We offer the following on-site servicesCLIA Certied Lab X-Ray Bone Density Testing Echocardiograph ACR Accredited Ultrasound Hearing CenterOur Board Certied Family Medicine and Internal Medicinephysicians are now accepting new patients.Erol Atamer, MD Arthur Splendoria, MD Hal Brown, MD Joshua Shipley, MD Dennis Saver, MD Rick Baker, MD Samuel Watkins, MD Gary Silverman, MD Guy Ulrich, MD Richard Penly, MD Sebastian Ofce:Nancy Baker.MD / Christina Namvar, DOwww.primarydocs.net 086336 085777VISIT US FOR ALL YOUR IN-HOME MEDICAL NEEDS Perkins Medical SupplyFor The Care You Deserve SEBASTIAN388-525113000 US Highway 1 across from Walmart VERO EAST3717 10th Ct. across the street from I.R. 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File photo W aterF rom page A1vest season for snook closes Dec. 15 in Atlantic state and federal waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River, and will remain closed through Jan. 31, 2014, reopening to harvest Fe b. 1. Snook can continue to be caught and released during the closed season. G ulf state and federal waters, including Monroe C ounty and Everglades KnowF rom page A1 See KNOW, A4

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A look back at 2013ed by Ms. Hunt, and she was charged with two felonies of lewd and lascivious battery on a child between 12 and 16. As the investigation continued, evidence was presented that Ms. Hunt violated a court-issued no-contact order with the 14-year-old and she was taken back to jail and was held without bond. In O ctober, Ms. Hunt accepted a plea deal from that included jail time until Dec. 20, probation, community control, community service and her charges were downgraded to two counts of battery, two counts of interference with child custody and contributing to the dependency of a child. W ith compliance to the terms in the plea agreement, Ms. Hunt will not have any felony convictions, will not have to register as a sex offender and will have the opportunity to petition the court to seal or expunge this case. Lagoon health concerns lead to strict fertilizer regulations A new county-wide fertilizer ordinance nixes any use of fertilizer with phosphorous and calls for a halt of fertilizer with nitrogen from June through S eptember, the historical r ainy season. The ordinance does not exempt professional fertilizers, a re versal of a previous rule on the county books. F ines for violations of the ordinance were also established. The health of the lagoon is a hot topic, even outside of election season, and the fertilizer ordinance by county, which has also been adopted by municipalities for uniformity, is a r esult of people wanting to take an active part in helping the lagoon. Ac r es of sea grasses are dead or dying and the lack of food sources is taking a toll on the wildlife, experts have said. The Indian River County commissioners also agreed that the fertilizer with the nitrogen in it must contain slow-release nitrogen, workers in landscaping and lawn-care must take a state training course in fertilizers and be licensed and does not allow fertilizer to be placed within 10-feet of waterways. Ve ro B each Air Show r eturns After an 18-year hiatus, the Vero Beach Air Show r eturned to the Vero Beach M unicipal Airport, bringing high-flying aerobatic pilots, a squadron of vintage World War II aircraft, py r otechnics and even truck with a jet engine. The two-day event was brought back through the collaborated efforts of the Ex change Clubs of Vero B each, Indian River and the Treasure Coast, as well as the Veterans Council of I ndian River County. F unds raised at the twoday event went to the four organizations to be distributed for the prevention of child abuse and to assist local veterans. Another air show put on by the same organizations is already scheduled for M ay 10-11 and will feature the U.S. Navy F/A-18 flight demonstration team, The B lue Angels. F lorida Tech challenge course opens In Ap r il, U.S. Army ROTC students from Florida Tech in Melbourne started training on a new, state-ofthe-art challenge course in F ellsmere. The approximately 18acre course is a joint partnership venture between the city of Fellsmere and www.HometownNewsOL.com F riday, December 27, 2013 Sebastian River Area A3 085770 085782SILVER PLATINUM DIAMONDS ROLEXWe Offer Top Dollar & Pay CASH IMMEDIATELY! Old New BrokenWE BUY IT ALL!702 21st Street Miracle MileWe Are ALocal Business Here Year Round772-563-0668Ve ro Estate Jewelry, Inc. WE BUY GOLD Se Habla Espaol 780616 Are you represented by a T.V.or Billboard lawyer? Is your lawyer pushing you to settle your case? Does your lawyer actually try cases in the courtroom? Is your lawyer a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer? Louis Buck Vocelle, Jr, Paul R. BergBoard Certified Civil Trial Lawyers772-562-8111V ocelle &Berg, LLP 3333-20thStreet Vero Beach, FL 32960www.VocelleBerg.comFor a free, no obligation evaluation of your injury case, contact: SERIOUS INJURIES P auls GunsBUY SELL TRADE772-581-0640086181LICENSED AND INSUREDWe Buy Guns!T urn Used Guns Into Money $Mon. 12pm-6pm Tues-Fri 10am-6pm Saturday 10am to 2pm9090 North US Hwy 1 Sebastian(1/4 Mile North of Rt 510) P auls GunsCONCEALED WEAPON PERMIT CLASSES GIVEN CALL FOR MORE INFO. Aidan OBrien and Cody Berni of Sebastian try and coax a seagull to a corn chip on the docks at Riverview P ark during the Sebastian River Fine Art & Music F estival in January. The boys families manned food tent to help the Sebastian Soccer Association r aise money to help with field maintenance and purchase new equipment and uniforms. For more information, go to sebastiansoccer.com.Cliff Partlow staff photographer Cliff Partlow/staff photographerWiley Robinson, of Melbourne Beach, shows his surfing skills as he spins over the top of a wave at Sebastian Inlet State Park Friday, Aug. 23. Cliff Partlow/staff photographerThe Elephants arrived at the National Elephant Center in Fellsmere in May. Thandi, one of two adult females, showed her maternal instinct to protect the young males with a short, quick charge at the group, letting us know we were too close. TopF rom page A1 See TO P, A4A year in photos Save Money,Eat OUT!Save Money,Eat OUT! www.hometownnewsol.com 50 % OFFGift Certificates50 % OFFGift Certificates

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N ational Park closed Dec. 1 and will reopen to harvest March 1, 2014. This and other regular season closures are designed to help protect the species during vulnerable times such as cold w eather. V isit M yFWC.com/Fishing and click on Saltwater F ishing and Recreational Regulations for more information on snook. Memberships being accepted N ew members are being accepted into the Vero B each Christian Business Association. Dues investment is $150 for one year, with most of the dollars being donated to local Christian nonprofits. There is also an Associate member category for $100, designed for those Christian businesspeople and retirees who don't necessarily have a business affiliation with a Christian-owned business. F ounded as a nonprofit in 2004, the Vero Beach Christian Business Association is an equipping ministry for Christian business leaders. They hold monthly luncheons which are open to members and nonmembers alike. F or more information email the VBCBA board at info@vbcba.org or visit www.vbcba.org. F riday, December 27, 2013 A4 Sebastian River Area Hometown News 1-772-569-9908 5135 U.S. HWY1 VEROBEACH086345MOORE MOTORS Moore Motors Would Like to Wish A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year To All of Our V alued Customers~ Thank You ~ 085778 085694 AFFORDABLE NON-LAWYER SOLUTIONS, INC.The Name You Can Trust Since 1996Rebecca A. Temple A.S. Paralegal Degree Kimberly A. Temple A.S. Paralegal Degree 1416 20th St. V ero Beach772-778-0021 Wills Trusts Bankruptcy Divorce and More nonlawyersolutions.com 780617V ocelle &Berg, LLP(772) 562-8111www.VocelleBerg.com FORECLOSURE DEFENSE F actory Authorized & T rained TechniciansIndian River Co. 6880 US Hwy. 1 Vero Beach, Fl 32967 772 562-5759 Brevard Co. 321 723-4485 St. Lucie Co. 772 878-3353www.BrandtsApplianceService.com086174 OUTDOOR KITCHENS &GRILLS 086185EXPERIENCEDVETERINARYCAREFORCATS EXAM VACCINATIONS SURGERY MEDICATIONS X-RAY & ULTRASOUND CAT & KITTEN FOOD LOW COST SPAY AND NEUTER DELUXE BOARDING CAT HOTEL FLEA MEDICATIONS772-388-55501105 US HWY 1 SEBASTIAN,FL 32958 www.TheCatsMeowCatClinic.com www.strategicbookpublishing.com/howtocookforyourpet.html THECATSMEOWCATCLINICDR. AMYCOUSINO 085796Exp 01/31/14 New Patients OnlyEXP. 01/31/14 Jody Houston, of F ellsmere Elementary School gets a hug from Misael Marceleno, 10, one of her fourth-grade students, after she was named the 2014 T eacher of the Year in February.Cliff Partlow staff photographer F lorida Tech and the schools Army ROTC program. The project is part of a long-range 100-acre eco-tourism effort the city planned. At certain times of the y ear, the elevated ropes courses, log climbs, alpine towers, cargo nets, vertical walls, sand traps, a 300-foot zip line and other course structures will be available for public use under supervision by challenge-course trained r epresentatives from the school. A dult arcades close, r eopen S tate legislators approved a bill this year that shut down many adult arcades but several in Indian River County have adjusted their business model and are back in business. I nstead of providing digital slot-machine style arcade games and other games where players can win prizes of gift cards or cash, establishments have converted their games to be for entertainment only, with no payouts, which are not a violation of the legislation, local law enforcement said. P hysical prizes are still given at some arcades, such as golf clubs, fans, coffee makers, but the establishments have taken a hit to their businesses. Legislators may bring up the issue in future sessions to clarify the restrictions. To r ead past articles in their entirety,visit www.myhometownnews.net.TopF rom page A3Lt. Maureen McDevit, a 25year-veteran paramedic firefighter, helps retrieve a rescue dummy in a stokesbasket from the rocks on north jetty of Sebastian Cliff Partlow staff photographerKnowF rom page A2 Students collect stockings for soldiersTREASURE COAST I ndian River State College Cr iminal Justice students collected hundreds of S tockings to Soldiers donations for several w eeks to help support the active military serving abroad during the holidays. The concept was to provide individuals, especially those who receive nothing during the holidays, with a Christmas stocking containing a snack, a small game, toiletries, and a Christmas card with the option of providing the name and address of the person donating. The students placed collection boxes at several locations throughout S outh Florida and were entirely responsible for collecting and organizing the items. The students also made their own generous contributions with cases of soups, noodles, crackers and other snack items. W ith the help of monetary donations, the Stockings to Soldiers items will be shipped in time for the holidays. F or more information, call (772) 462-7150 or visit tcpstc-info@irsc.edu.F or Hometown News NewsFP@hometownnewsol.com Program announces no waiting list for child care assistance INDIAN RIVER COUNTY For many working families in Indian River County, child care is one of the highest costs in the household budget. Although child care is a necessity that enables parents to work, the high price of child care is a financial burden that can force many families to compromise on the quality of their child care program. M any families dont realize that The Early Learning C oalition of Indian River, Ma r tin and Okeechobee counties provides eligible families with financial assistance toward early childhood services. In the past, there have been as many as 800 children on a waiting list to receive this financial assistance in Indian River County. At this time, there is no waiting list, and ELC is encouraging Indian River C ounty families who need help paying for child care to apply now for assistance. This is the first time in r ecent memory that the ELC has not had a waiting list and is able to offer eligible I ndian River County applicants a shortened time period to receive childcare assistance, said Jacki Jackson, ELC CEO/executive director. W e were able to use existing funds to offer child care assistance to 300 children that had been on our current waiting list and still have additional funding available. We are excited to be in a position, especially at this time of year, where we can quickly help families provide their children with these early learning opportunities. This assistance is available through the School R eadiness program and is an income eligible program that requires parents to be working or enrolled in school at least 20 hours per week. Those who meet the re quirements can apply online at http://www.elcirmo.org/p/16/school-readiness, by calling (877) 2201223, Ext. 260 or in person at 2459 St. Lucie Avenue in Ve ro B each, Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. F or more information about the Early Learning Coalition and its programs that give children a competitive start in life,visit http://www.elcirmo.org.F or Hometown News NewsFP@hometownnewsol.comW ere all winners here Subscribe for FREE Today!Knowledge is a terrible thing to waste...www .hometownnewsol.com 086177Debbies Hair PamperingA Full Service Paul Mitchell Signature SalonW alk-ins Welcome 484 USHwy. 1, Sebastian In Riverview Park Plaza 581-0850 EVERY TUESDAY EVERY WEDNESDAYNew Clients Only Expires 1/4/14 Must present adOFF ANY SERVICECannot be combined. Expires 1/4/14 Must present ad15% 15%$5.00OFF PERMS OFF ANY SERVICE FOR SENIOR CITIZENS Happy New Year!

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TREASURE COAST The F lorida Department of H ealth reminds pregnant women, and those looking to become pregnant, that the 2013-14 flu season is underway and to make sure they get vaccinated against influenza. The Department recommends that all individuals six months of age and older r eceive the flu vaccination each year. It is especially important for pregnant women to be vaccinated due to the increased risk of complications associated with contracting the flu while pregnant. The Department has received several reports of pregnant women with influenza-like illness from around the state, including one confirmed death and four severe cases in which women have been admitted into critical care units. The flu vaccination is safe and will protect the mother, the unborn child, and will also help protect babies during the first months after birth. Pr egnant women should also be reminded to get immunized by a flu shot injection. Standard dose nasal spray vaccines, while effective for people ages two through 49, are not recommended for use by pregnant women. I t is highly advised that pregnant women receive the influenza vaccination either before or during pregnancy, said Dr. Celeste Philip, D eputy Secretary for Health and Deputy State Health Officer for Childrens Medical Services. Flu can be a serious health concern for both the expecting mother and their unborn child. Pr egnant women should take all precautionary steps possible to protect themselves and their babies against influenza this season. A dditional flu prevention steps include washing your hands often, keeping your hands away from your face and covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when sneezing and coughing. S ymptoms of the flu include headache, fever, severe cough, runny nose or body aches. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, see your primary care provider immediately for guidance on treatment. For more information on pregnant women and influenza, visit www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/vaccine/pregnant.htm. F lu vaccines are offered in many locations, including doctors offices, clinics, health departments, retail stores, pharmacies, health centers, and by many employers and schools. It is important for you and your family members to get a flu v accine every year. Check with your physician, your local county health department or visit www.floridahealth.gov/prevention-safety-and-wellness/flu-preventi on/locate-a-flu-shot.html to search for a location to re ceive a flu vaccine. www.HometownNewsOL.com F riday, December 27, 2013 Sebastian River Area A5 086204Licensed & Insured Impact Glass Wood Interior / Exterior Doors Patio & Sliding Glass Doors Framed / Frameless Shower Units Schlage & Fusion Hardware Mirror WrapsAffordable Decorative Doors or Glass Inserts for the New Year!2426 SE Federal HwyStuart (772) 463-6500 086209 T rust Your Neighbor For Your Community PaperUnbeatable Rates and Coverage the Most Read Paper in Town. P amela Rapp-ParrisPRapp@hometownnewsol.com772-913-0711A local trusted face in advertising30 years proven.086189 Arrests listed were made from Dec.11 to Dec.17, 2013Ve ro Beach Police Department Jacob Lynn Bicht, 21, 945 17th Lane Southwest, Vero Beach, was charged with aggravated assault.Indian River County Sheriffs Office Daniel Jason Bullins, 35, 1972 Big Cypress St., Palm Bay, was charged with violation of probation.He was on probation for two counts of possession of controlled substances without prescriptions. Roberto Elman Diaz, 49, 2426 First St.S.W., Vero Beach, was charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle. Sotirios Hantzos, 27, 125 Whippoorwill Drive, Palm Coast, w as charged with violation of probation.He was on probation for possession of a controlled substance. Angenetta Shonta Wayne, 47, 105 Beauford Drive, Fort Pierce, w as charged with burglary, possession of cocaine, tampering with or destroying evidence and misdemeanor charges of criminal mischief and possession of drug paraphernalia. Michael Vincent Novakowski, 26, 6216 Sixth Place, Vero Beach, w as charged with grand theft and a misdemeanor charge of driving while license suspended with knowledge. Jeanine Renee Rivera, 51, 6147 97th St., Sebastian, was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to sell and a misdemeanor charge of violation of probation.She was on probation for driving under the influence and refusal to submit to testing. Rory Cassidy Spence, 44, 4141 16th St., Apt.1502, Vero Beach, was charged with possession of hydrocodone. Clint Brandon Story, 31, 3025 10th Parkway, Vero Beach, was charged with violation of probation.He was on probation for possession of cannabis. Mark George Yates, 41, Five Isabella Ave., Sebastian, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor charges of no Florida driver license and giving a false name while detained. William Gonzalez, 25, 2120 Dawson Court, St.Cloud, was charged with third-degree grand theft and burglary of an occupied dwelling. Walter Edward Hope, 54, 4055 41st Ave., Apt.IRCJ, Vero Beach, w as charged with violation of probation.He was on probation for sexual battery. Tiewon Saheed Miller, 23, 4775 38th Circle, Vero Beach, was charged with third-degree grand theft, fraudulent use of a credit card and six counts of criminal use of personal identification information. Rashard Deshaun Williams, 22, 2421 Seventh Court S.W., V ero Beach, was charged with grand theft of an automobile and misdemeanor charges of theft and driving while license suspended with knowledge. Jamie Artavian Brown, 27, 4055 41st Ave., Vero Beach, was charged with domestic violence aggravated battery and false imprisonment. Nicole Lynn Morgan, 35, 72 Highland Court, Indialantic, was charged with driving while license suspended, habitual offender. Lester E.Sumner, 49, 8425 102nd Ave., Vero Beach, was charged with violation of probation.He was on probation for possession of cocaine. Joshua Clint Walker, 32, 510 61st Ave., Vero Beach, was charged with robbery. Jorin Dale Brow, 27, 6803 Citr us Park, Apt.303, Lake Wood Par k, was charged with dealing in stolen property and misdemeanor charges of resisting a merchant and shoplifting/retail theft. Mary Caprice Mullen, 50, 2102 14th Place, Vero Beach, was charged with possession of h ydrocodone and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Marlon Carlynton Clarke, 36, 3071 Northwest 43 St., Apt.8, Lauderdale Lakes, was charged with driving while license suspended, habitual offender. Kimberly Lay McMath, 50, 14755 95th St., Fellsmere, was charged with second-degree grand theft. Siovhan Marie McMiller, 30, 3950 Lincoln Drive, Vero Beach, w as charged with violation of probation.She was on probation for f elony petit theft. Jay Allen Robbins, 36, 1228 24th St., Lot 38, Vero Beach, was charged with possession of child pornography and sexual battery of a child younger than 12, perpetrator 18 or older. Frances Peige Ball, 31, 5737 38th St., Vero Beach, was charged with violation of probation.She w as on probation for possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine. Phillip Leroy Bechard, 19, 822 Majestic Ave., Sebastian, was charged with violation of probation.He was on probation for giving false ownership or identification information to a secondhand dealer. Justin Royce Goren, 22, 2051 15th Lane, Vero Beach, was charged with possession of marijuana. Christopher Brandon Lauterbach, 21, 1526 21st Ave., Southw est, Vero Beach, was charged with two counts of violation of probation and possession of alprazolam.He was on probation for giving false ownership or identification information to a secondhand dealer and possession of cannabis, ecstasy and alprazolam. Ryan John McCarton, 28, 1934 23rd Ave., Apt.2, Vero Beach, was charged with resisting arrest with violence, corruption by threat, burglary, attempted burglary of an occupied dwelling, aggravated battery on a person older than 65 and misdemeanor charges of criminal mischief, battery, resisting arrest without violence, driving under the influence and resisting arrest without violence. Patrick Richard Reilly, 23, 1727 State Road A1A, Apt.203, V ero Beach, was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Edward Joseph Watson, 51, 2161 S.W.Airoso Blvd, Port St. Lucie, was charged with felony petit theft.Police report Editors note: This is a list of arrests,not convictions, and all arrestees are presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty in a court of law. Health reminder for pregnant women F or Hometown News NewsFP@hometownnewsol.com College offers fast track trainingINDIAN RIVER COUNTY S tudents interested in a handson career in the construction industry should consider the I ndian River State College FastTr ack training program in Air C onditioning, Heating and R efrigeration with classes held conveniently at the Gifford Alternative Education Center in Indian River County. Classes are offered Monday, T uesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights from 5:3010:30 p.m. Located in the center of Indian River County, the Gifford Alternative Education Center at 4680 28th Court in Vero B each is an easily accessible location for anyone ready to get on track for a rewarding career. The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration program has a fast-track schedule that moves students quickly from the education field to the work place. Each course lasts eight w eeks. Upon completion these courses can also be used towards earning an Associate in Applied Science degree in Air Conditioning, Heating, and R efrigeration Systems Technology with IRSC. F lorida residents pay $432.75 for each of the courses and are eligible for financial aid coverage. F or more information visit www.irsc.edu or contact K atie N all,Muller Campus Program Dir ector at knall@irsc.edu or by phone at (772) 226-2525.F or Hometown News NewsFP@hometownnewsol.com

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A6 THIS WEEKS LUCKY THIS WEEKS LUCKYBUMPER STICKER VEHICLE Is this your license plate number? Go to the nearest HTNOffice to verify by noon Tuesday.GET YOUR BUMPER STICKER TODAY! STOPBY ANY OFFICEOR CALL!!! CONGRATULATIONS TOLASTWEEKS WINNEROF$100, MICHELEMEISNER OFSEBASTIAN! I My VOLUSIA CO. 386-322-5900 BREVARD CO. 321-242-1013INDIANRIVER/MARTIN/ST LUCIE CO.772-465-5656 080036WIN$100 WIN$100This W eeks Prize This W eeks Prize VIEWPOINTFRIDAY, DEC. 27, 2013 HOMETOWN NEWS WWW.HOMETOWNNEWSOL.COM A home for the piggiesCliff Partlow /staff photographerThe Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County needs you help placing three rescued Vietnamese potbelly pigs. These three have been together practically since birth and need to be adopted together. Ilka Daniels, director of protective services, offers from left, Sweet Pea, Samson and Squealy a treat. For more information, call (772) 388-3331 ext. 10. Phone (772) 465-5656 Fax (772) 465-5301Classified (800) 823-0466 Rants & Raves (866) 465-5504Circulation Inquiries 1 -866-913-6397 circulation@hometownnewsol.comVERO BEACHV oted # 1 Community Newspaper in America in 2005, 2006, 2007. One of the top 3 in America every year since 2003. Lee Mooty . . . . . .General Manager/CFO V ernon D.Smith . . . .Managing Partner Robin Bevilacqua . . .Human Resources Kathy Young . . . . . .Major/Natl. Accounts Manager Amanda Tucker . . . .Major/Natl. 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Acouple of weeks ago we r an my article on going to www.speedtest.net to check the speed of your internet connection. Now, speedtest.net has been around for a long time and they do have a solid r eputation for giving unbiased results to people who visit the site to check their internet speed but there is one fly in the ointment that people need to watch out for advertisements. Like many sites out there that provide a free service, they make enough money to stay online by running advertisements. P eople often ask me how services like SpeedTest.net can offer their service for free and most of the time they do it with ads that line the top, bottom and sides of their w ebsite. Just about every site out there from Y ahoo.com to F acebook use advertisements to fund their business so the presence of ads on a w ebsite comes as no surprise to me. After a while you learn to tune them out and thats an important skill to acquire. J ust like when you watch TV y ou automatically tune out the advertisements, when y ou are surfing the web you have to learn to tune out the ads that are a constant companion every step of the way. M any of the websites that r un banner ads often have many ads loaded up in a r otation. That means that each time you visit the site y ou may see a different ad then you saw the last time that you visited the site. U nfortunately there are unscrupulous advertisers out on the internet that use trickery to lure unsuspecting people into clicking their ad by disguising their ads to look like they are a legitimate part of the website that the ad is hosted on. And this is the pitfall that some readers emailed and called to complain about. Y ou see, S peedTest.net does r un ads at the top, bottom and sides of their page. The complaints that I got were from readers who had visited the site and were tricked by the clever wording and design of one of the banner ads in the rotation. The ad in question used the same color background as the SpeedTest page and added a button that said something like B efore you begin the test, click here to speed up your computer. Clicking the button whisks the unsuspecting visitor away from the S peedTest site and then convinces the user to install some system optimization crap that has nothing to do with SpeedTest. And SpeedTest.net isnt the only site that has had this form of hijacking forced upon its users. Ive seen similar ads at Download.com where you go to download a particular piece of software and there are ads all over the place that say Download Now in the hopes that people will click the ad thinking that the ad is the correct button to complete their download. Its enough to drive you nuts! So what lesson can we take away from this? Well the first thing Id like to point out is that when I write a column like the one I wrote about S peedTest.net I give specific instructions. In that column I wrote go to www.speedtest.net and click the begin test button. I didnt write speedtest.com, I didnt write click the click here to speed up your computer button and I certainly did not instruct anyone to download and install anything. Its important to stay on task and if something deviates from instructions slow down for a second and look for the button that I did say to click. If you ever have any trouble following the instructions in one of my columns, stop and give me a call. My number is at the end of every column and Ill be happy to help. I know the internet can be a tricky place especially if youre not computer savvy. S ean McCarthy fixes computers. He can be re ached at (888) 752-9049 or help@ComputeThisOnline.c om (No Hyphens!)Be careful of the advertisement trap COMP UTE T HISSE AN MCCARTHY Discrimination against single people?A local golf course charges a married couple $1,203 for an annual membership but they charge single people $1,792. Why are they charging them $500 more? Why do they discriminate against single people? Thats not right. L eave dogs homeI recently went to an art show and was surprised by the number of dogs present. Dogs dont know a thing about art. I didnt go there to see and hear dogs. I went to view art. I dont understand why some people feel it necessary to bring one, two and three dogs to those types of events. I have a dog, and I wouldnt bring him to an art show. Some dog owners are so inconsiderate.F acing childhood obesity I worry about the children who are overweight. I think that this attention and measurement is detrimental. It will hold children up to the ridicule of their peers. Ye s, tell the schools to have healthy choices of fruits and veggies. Yes, get rid of the vending machines. Yes, get back to two or three recesses, with one being a structured exercise class, per day. Yes, have health classes explaining the v alue of healthy eating and daily exercise. No do not measure a child's body fat and no do not send a form home to the parent to tell them their child is overw eight. Come on, use some common sense. Why hurt a child, emotionally, in a quest for social engineering? Clean up after your pupThe park walk is a dogs delight. Tr ees, birds, squirrels and you. What more could he want? How about when he does the do? Do you grab a bag and pick up the pooh before it gets on my shoe? There's more to being a good owner and my neighbor than puppy kisses, playing ball and pats on the head.Put an end to gossipIm so sorry Im stuck here with you. Im talking about the 85 percent of the population who likes to spread r umors and lies someone else made up. Ye s, people make up lies to suit their needs. It sometimes seems all people have is to talk poorly about others. J udging and gossiping is used to divide, not unite. Whenever you find (or think you find) fault in others through being self-righteous, it is often based on fear, ignorance and sometimes hatred. Before spreading gossip: 1. Wonder if its really true or something embellished. Ne ver take hearsay as truth and never pass it along. 2. How do you know if it is or isnt true? Do you know where it started? Does it seem too unreal to be true? If so, it probably is false. 3. Who started it? Was their perception and interpretation correct or something imagined? 4. If you spread lies and degrade others does this make y ou feel superior? 5. Are you already living in fear? Do parents unconsciously put fear in their children? 6. In the end, lies and gossip can ruin a whole community. Do your part and stop rumors before they start and ruin y our community or put you in fear unnecessarily. Find the truth, its easy. P lato said, Dont commit haphazard talk. Speak only the truth. If you dont really know, all you have is your imagination. So you might as well jump over the cliff. Youll be happier without judgment. Try it. Enjoy healing speech for the holidays. You are no better than anyone else. Get used to it. O therwise, start running. Anyone can make up a lie about y ou, too.Congestion is too muchIve been living in Vero Beach close to 30 years. The congestion is getting too much. Why cant something be done? There are no grocery stores on route 60 near the I-95 exit and its too crowded to get to the one near Oslo and 58th. What are those who live in the trailer parks supposed to do?Remove the homelessCity officials in Fort Pierce need to do something about the quality of life in the city. There are boarding houses off U.S. 1, and homeless people living everywhere. They are panhandling and lining the streets in downtown Fort Pierce. We need to move them near the I-95 exit. Self-centered AmericansAmericans never cease to amaze me. They are self-centered and conceited. They think they are the smartest on earth. They think they have invented everything. Everyone should have a corrupt government like us and have thieving businessmen like us. What can you expect from a polyglot nation thats made up of misfits? U nlike most industrial nations, Americans lack class and culture. We are like a herd of wild animals. We stole everything from the Indians and the Mexicans, but have claimed this land as ours. L egal aliens have it easyY ou want free health care, public schooling, and in-state tuition, welfare and driver licenses for illegal aliens all in hope of votes and what you see as loyal minions. Di d it ever occur to you and some Republicans that you will all be voted out? W ake up. They already have their own people ready to step in. I know how hard you fight for felons and illegal aliens to vote, just about as hard as you try to block our brave soldiers votes. At least some felons are legal citizens. What part of illegal is so hard to understand? Crossing our borders is just the first law that is broken. I consider it invading a sovereign country. Driving and holding a license is a privilege. I know a few people that have been jailed for losing this privilege. What about the issue of identity theft and giving out false social security numbers? Again, American citizens are jailed for this crime. My daughters could not cross lines to attend public schools, y et illegal aliens are welcomed with open arms. My children could not travel to an out of state school and expect to get in-state tuition, yet we give them to illegal aliens not to mention every form of public aid and top priority for scholarships. There is absolutely no respect for this country. Now, the M exican flag is flown over ours. They have the right to be patriotic to a country they fled, in our homeland; yet, we have to fight to be patriotic in our own country. Enough is enough; Id move my family to Mexico when it finally empties out, but guess what, you can never become a full citizen there. Funny, their southern border is protected by the military. Got something to say? Call the Hometown Rants & Raves line at (772) 465-5504or e-mail newsfp@hometownnewsol.com. C allers are asked to refrain from making slanderous statements.Statements of fact will be checked for accuracy.

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www.HometownNewsOL.com F riday, December 27, 2013 Sebastian River Area A7 Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-6pm4000 Dixie Hwy NE (US1) Palm Bay palmbayjewelers.comIf your new bracelet is too loose,or your new ring too tight, No problem dont worry We ll size it just right!321-725-3451 080188 780612 086096 College-museum collaboration earns awardINDIAN RIVER COUNTY The Vero Beach Museum of Art and Indian River State College were recognized for their partnership and collaboration in a dual-enrollment program project this month. A stroll in the art museums galleries through Jan. 5 will re veal breathtaking photographs from around the word in Simply Beautiful: Photographs from National Geographic, and right next to it are other examples of beauty, and these are much closer to home. In a project dubbed From STEM to STEAM: Putting Arts in STEM, the museum and I ndian River County high school students dual-enrolled at Indian River State College, have been creating art projects, and the fall 2013 project features a digital photo display of the Indian River Lagoon. The project emphasizes the lagoon and promotes lagoon awareness, said Shanti S anchez, school and youth programs manager for the museum. The collaboration with the college has been going on since at least the fall of 2012 and has received attention from a state organization that promotes campus-community partnerships, Florida Campus Compact. E ducation experts promote science, technology engineering and math, or STEM, frequently, but the truth is, arts programs are just as significant in the well-rounded education of students, Ms. S anchez said. De veloping creativity in students or showing students how they can be creative is v aluable because it can show them how they can share their knowledge and skills in unique ways, she said. The 15 students that participated in the project r esearched and learned about the local properties owned and preserved by the Indian River Land Trust, as well as the I ndian River Lagoon, and the challenges the area faces because of the loss of sea grasses. In all, the project really connected art, math and science, as well as community service, Ms. Sanchez said. The project will be on display until Jan. 5, after which it will be taken down and sent to the Tallahassee offices of state legislators, along with letters written by the students about what they learned about their local environment, Ms. S anchez said. Pr evious From STEM to STEAM projects include creating recycled puppets to accompany a spring 2013 exhibit Recycled Dreams by P ablo Cano, and a sculpture made with 600 soup cans for a fall 2012 pop art exhibit. The cans were donated by P ublix Supermarkets and after the exhibit closed, the cans were given to a nonprofit that helps people in need. Fo r more information about From STEM to STEAMcollaboration or exhibits at the art museum,call (772) 2310707 or visit www.verobeachmuseum.org.Arts and science is a winning combinationBy Jessica Creaganjcreagan@hometownnewsol.com Photo courtesy of Indian River State CollegeJared Brewster and Sam Mingear, Vero Beach High School and Indian River State College dual-enrollment students, display the digital photo exhibit of the Indian River Lagoon created for a joint program between the college and the V ero Beach Museum of Art. The two entities recently earned an award for campus-community collaboration for the project. Rolling for a strike T atiana Wallace, 9, shows off her best bowling form. Cliff Partlow staff photographer The Youth Guidance Mentoring and Activities Program held its annual holiday party over three days at Vero Bowl. The Teen Group, Karate Group and Girls Group along with volunteers, children and staff celebrated the holidays with bowling, a pizza party and some present exchanges. As of now, there are 400 children in the program and only 61 mentors. Volunteers and donations are needed more than ever. F or more information, call (772) 770-5040 or visit youthguidanceprogram.org.Cliff Partlow /staff photographerAbove: Eight-year-old Jatalia Hammond waits to roll her ball while Marlin Thompkins, 9, gets his ball. L eft: Debriona Thompkins adds some underhand to her bowling form. Cliff Partlow staff photographer

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Sebastian River AreaVERO BEACH Soft lights shining in twilight, illuminating lush foliage, spiky palms and mammoth trees it sounds like a fairy tale, but its reality in Vero Beach. The McKee Botanical Gar den is opening its doors for a few evenings before the end of the year, and the beautiful Floridian and tropical plants will be the stars of the show as some plants and garden pathways are lit up with thousands of little lights. The Nights of Lights event will take place Dec. 28-30 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p .m. As a special treat, Mc Ke e s holiday G-scale model train display will also be available for viewing. The train display this y ear features four trains r unning on 200 feet of track. A small group of garden volunteers spend about 200 hours updating the buildings and figures and putting the display together for visitors to enjoy, said Kelly Susino, marketing director for the garden. What really distinguishes our train is the level of detail. Its very impressive, she said. The garden closes at 5 p .m. all throughout the y ear, and is only open at night for three events annually, and Night of Lights is one of them, staff said. The holiday season is a busy time for many people, and the number of projects and obligations pre-holiday can be overwhelming, said Christine H obart, executive director of the botanical garden, in a press release. Whether entertaining visitors or simply looking for an activity to enjoy with SEBASTIAN Concerts in the Park is back for its 15th year! Come out and enjoy an evening on the Indian River Lagoon at Riverview Park in Sebastian from 5:30-8 p.m. as we showcase some of the areas local bands! Fr om Bluegrass and O ldies, to Rock and Jazz, theres certainly something for everyones musical taste! There will be food and refreshments for sale by New York Nicks H ot Dogs, Bluebird Concession, Walters Fun F oods, Lacarde Ice Cream; and the Lions Club of S ebastian will be selling popcorn! During intermission, the crowd will have a chance to win giveaways from the local business community. Bring y our lawn chair and blanket (and your appetite), and enjoy the music and ri ver breezes! These concerts are free and fun for the entire family. C oncerts in the Park series is a partnership with the Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of S ebastian. The concert series is Sponsored by: FPL, Sebastian River Medical Center, Bay Street P harmacy, Waste Management, Oculina Bank, and RE/Max Crown Realty. C oncert Series line up for 2014: J an. 10 St. Johns Wood (British Rock) Fe b. 7 Professor Pennygoodes Mighty Flea Circus (Swing, 50s Rockabilly, Jumpy Blues) Feb .21 Porchdogs (Louisiana Cajun, Zydeco, Southern Rock, Bluegrass, Classic Rock) Mar ch 7SRHS Jazz Ensemble and Steel Drum Ba nd (Jazz) Mar ch 28Bobby Owen THROUGHFRIDAY, DEC. 27 Riverside Childrens T heatreRCT On The Go presents Goldilocks and the T hree Bears, Annie Morton T heatre, Riverside Childrens T heatre, Vero Beach, 1:30 p.m. The familiar tale comes to life on the Vero Beach stage. Cost: $6. W ebsite: www.riversidetheatre.com.FRIDAY, DEC. 27 Nikki Talley and Jason Sharp will perform at 8 p.m. at Inlet Wine and Brew, 13401 U.S. 1, Sebastian. All ages show. F or more information on the duo, visit nikkitalley.com. F or more information on the show, call (772) 589-4445.FRIDAY, DE C. 27 SATURDAY, DEC. 28 Riverside Theatre presents The Comedy Zone, W axlax Stage, Riverside Theatre, Vero Beach, 7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. F eaturing Patrick Garrity and Gid Pool. Cost: $15 for show only, $25 for show and food voucher. Website: www.riversidetheatre.com.SAT URDAY, DE C. 28 MONDAY, DEC. 30 Nights of Lights McKee Botanical Garden, Vero Beach, 6 p.m. Stroll along candlelit pathways through a sea of sparkling lights and view the holiday train display. Cost: Garden admission fees apply. W ebsite: www.mckeegarden.org.SUNDAY, DEC. 29 Jack Hanna-Into the W ild, Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce, 3 p.m. An unscripted and action-packed show discovering amazing animals and cu ltures. Cost: $25 for students, $30 or $35 for adults. Website: www.sunrisetheatre.com.TH ROUGHDEC. 31 Purrr-fect show: Cat related artwork by Flametree residents and other area clay artists will be the focus of this show. Show continues through Dec. 31 during regular hours, Wednesday through Saturday, from noon to 5 p.m. A portion of the sales from the show benefits The Cats Meow Rescue and Adoption Center, 126 43rd A venue, founded by Barbara Eakins, run by a handful of dedicated volunteers and currently funded by Barbara, individual donations and a few local businesses. For more information, call (772) 202-2810 or visit www.flametreeclay.com.TUESDAY, DEC. 31 Noon Year's Eve Skate: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Skate F actory, 485 27th Avenue S.W., Vero Beach. Meant for children under age 10. $7 entry fee includes skate rental, hats, horns, balloon drop with prizes. Midnight celebrated at 3 p.m. Advance ticket not required. F or more information, call (772) 7943373 or visit www.skatefactory.us. All Night Skate: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. on New Year's Day, Skate Factory, 485 27th A venue S.W., Vero Beach. Meant for children ages 10 and over. $20 per person includes party favors, balloon drop, chance at $1,000 in cash and prizes. On-duty police officer and adult supervision provided. Advance ticket not required. Fo r more information, call (772) 794-3373 or visit www.skatefactory.us. See OUT, B2 S ebastianEntertainmentDining &SECTION B WWW.HOMETOWNNEWSOL.COM FRIDAY, DEC. 27, 2013Make glowing garden visit a post-Christmas treatARIES March 21/April 20Aries, enjoy some welldeserved time off. Life has taken on a hectic pace of late, but some much-needed time to rest, relax and recharge has finally arrived.TA URUS April 21/May 21T aurus, hidden feelings come to the surface, and this will prove a pleasant surprise. Let things play out this week, and you will get some peace.GEMINI May 22/June 21Gemini, your friends are up to something and they want it to remain a surprise. Keep your distance, and don't let your curiosity get the better of you.CA NCE R June 22/July 22A temporary situation at work may alter your plans for a few days, Cancer. But don't let changes stop you from scheduling some down time with your friends.LEO July 23/Aug. 23Leo, think things through before swinging into action. Run your ideas by someone close, and consider all of your options. This will ensure you make the best decision.VIRGO Aug. 24/Sept. 22Y our confidence about the future is a byproduct of the past, Virgo. You have learned from past mistakes and are ready to forge ahead and turn your hard work into results.LIBRA Sept. 23/Oct. 23Libra, now is the time to address some relationship issues that you have been avoiding. Deal with them in a straightforward way, and you will be glad you did.SCORPI O Oct. 24/Nov. 22A demanding schedule makes it impossible for you to be bored this week, Scorpio. However, if you desire a little time to decompress, you can fit it into your schedule.See SCOPES, B2 W eek of 12-20-2013Out &about Botanical garden to open on select eveningsBy Jessica Creaganjcreagan@hometownnewsol.com See MCKEE, B4 Finding beauty in the ordinary Music fills the air with park seriesF or Hometown News NewsFP@hometownnewsol.com Cliff Partlow /staff photographerJimmy Allen, a member of the Sebastian Craft Club, shows off his landscape wheels made of antique glass, plates, cups and bicycle rims during the clubs show and sale Saturday, Dec. 7 in Riverview Park.See PAR K, B5 Helping to make the holidays brighterMs. Debra Barnes first grade class, at Fellsmere Elementary School, made special angel ornaments for the Indian River Habitat Home Center ReStores HabiTree to help make sure Habitat homeowner children will have a happy Christmas. Habitat Family Services staff member Debbie Meeker and volunteer Colleen Audette worked with first grade teacher Debra Barnes on the annual project, and the children produced a tree full of unique ornaments as they learned about sharing and helping others. Photo courtesy of Habitat for Humanity

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New Years Eve celebration, Sebastian Elks Lodge, 73 1 Fleming Street, Sebastian. T heme is Its Midnight Somewhere. Cocktails start at 6 p.m., followed by prime rib dinner at 7:30 p.m. Little Debbi will provide music through the evening for dancing and listening. Hats, noisemakers and champagne will be provided to ring in the New Year at 10 p.m., followed by pastries and coffee afterward. Tickets are $30 per person in the Elks Lounge through Dec. 29. Proceeds of this event will go to Elks charities, such as the Childrens Therapy Services, the Y outh Camp in Umatilla, local scholarships, more. Call (772) 589-1516 for more information. T heatre-Go-Round presents Milestones and Memories, 1 4th Avenue Steakhouse, Vero Beach, 4:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. A dinner theater production encompassing 50 years of musical hits from the 1940s through the 1980s. Cost: To be announced. W ebsite: www.theatregorounddinnertheatre.com.WEDNESDAY, JAN. 1 Eagles Nest Hangover Open Team Scramble: 8:30 a.m. shotgun start, Sebastian Golf Club. Everyone is welcome. Bring your own foursome or be placed in one. F ood, fun, prizes. Fee is $50 by Dec. 27; $55 after that date. F ee includes golf, traditional roast pork dinner, plus draft beer, iced tea and soda. Bloody Mary specials available. Sign up forms available in Eagles Nest restaurant; see T heresa or bartender. For more information, visit www.EaglesNestRestaurant.co m First Day Hike: 8 a.m., Sebastian Inlet State Park. Meet at the Day Use Area parking lot on Highway A1A, half-mile south of the Sebastian Inlet Bridge. Ranger-led moderate beach/inlet walk that will be two miles in length. No pets, no smoking. Bring a water bottle, comfortable walking shoes, bug spray, hat and sun protection as appropriate. Regular park entry fees apply. F or more information, visit http://www.floridastateparks.o rg/sebastianinlet/events.cfm.THURSDAY, JAN. 2 Classic Film Series: 3 p.m., North Indian River County Library, 1001 Sebastian Blvd., Sebastian. Showing The Red Shoes, a 1948 British drama starring Moira Shearer thats often found on best film lists. Call (772) 589-1355 for more information.TH ROUGH FRIDAY, J AN. 3 Our Beautiful Waters exhibit: An invitational exhibit to benefit the Environmental Learning Center, hosted at Gallery 14, 1911 14th Ave., V ero Beach. The Last Call reception will be held Friday, Jan. 3, from 5-8 p.m. F or more information, visit www.gallery14verobeach.com.F RID A Y, JAN. 3 An Evening with Neil Sedaka, Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce, 8 p.m. Singer-songwriter and author Neil Sedaka will perform. Cost: $59 or $69 per person. W ebsite: www.sunrisetheatre.com.F RID A Y, JAN. 3 APRIL 27 Art exhibition McKee Botanical Garden, Vero Beach, times vary. The garden presents the J. Seward Johnson, Jr. Sculpture Exhibition, a collection of 20 lifesize bronze casts depicting real people performing every day activities. Cost: Garden admission fees apply. W ebsite: www.mckeegarden.org.SA TURDAY, JAN. 4 Craft show, Riverview P ark, Sebastian, 10 a.m. Hosted by the Craft Club of Sebastian. Rain date: Jan. 5. Cost: Free. W ebsite: www.sebastiancraftclub.com.SUNDA Y, JAN. 5 Art in the park Humiston P ark, Vero Beach, 10 a.m. A monthly fine arts and crafts show by Vero Beach Art Club members. Free. Website: www.verobeachartclub.org.TUESDAYS, JAN. 7 FEB. 4 Film studies course Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. or 7 p.m. Topic to be discussed is Inside/Outside: Films from and about Cuba. $50 for museum members, $70 for non-members. Website: www.verobeachmuseum.org.THURSDAY, JAN. 9 The Atlantic Classical Orchestra presents Opening Night Master Works, Waxlax Center for the Performing Arts at St. Edwards School, Vero F riday, December 27, 2013 B2 Sebastian River Area Hometown News 780499 1140 US 1 SEBASTIAN 589-8989MON-SAT11AM-10PM SUNCLOSEDGIFTCERTIFICATESAVAILABLEJoin us on Facebook or visit our websitewww.vicspizzafl.com EVERY DAY EARLYBIRD3:00PM6:30PM Shrimp Cocktails Antipasto Siciliano Spanikopita Bites V eal ScaloppiniServed with mushrooms, roasted peppers, and marinara sauce with a side of broccoliStuffed TilapiaServed in a scampi sauce Over Fresh Spinach with a side of mixed vegetables Stuffed with shrimpT hree Cheese Stuffed ShellsW ith provolone, mozzarella, ricotta, and marinara sauce Served with soup or salad and garlic knots DINNERSPECIALS APPETIZERS B E S T I T A L I A N R E S T A U R A N T B Y R E A D E R S O F S E B A S T I A N 086187DINEINORDINEOUT... 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Crafts booths will emphasize recycling and r e-using materials and will feature native plants and animals, particularly those that are vanishing from the state. A dmission is free, and free parking is available using shuttle service provided from satellite locations nearby. Music will once again be provided by everyone's favorites, The River Rats. The Environmental Learning Center is located north of Vero Beach off C ounty Road 510 at the end of the Wabasso Bridge. Its 64-acre campus includes exhibit areas, native plant gardens, picnic facilities, gift shop, and visitor center. ELC membership benefits, a list of its many field excursions, EcoVentures, including nature walks, canoe excursions, and boating adventures can be found at www.DiscoverELC.org.F or Hometown News NewsFP@hometownnewsol.com SAG ITTARIUS Nov. 23/Dec. 21Sagittarius, while you may be anxious about the future, make sure you enjoy the here and now and not wish the present away too soon. 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Beach, 7:10 p.m. A 50-minute lecture is followed by a concert featuring the Atlantic Classical Orchestra. Cost: $55 for adults, $5 for students, season subscriptions available. W ebsite: www.atlanticclassicalorchestra.com. Art of Networking Blue Star Wine Bar, Vero Beach, 5 p.m. A networking event presented by the Cultural Council of Indian River County. Cost: To be announced. W ebsite: www.cultural-council.org. Antique show and sale preview party, Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, 5:30 p.m. Opening night for the 22nd annual antiques show and sale. Admission for the preview party is $150; tickets should be purchased by Jan. 6. F or more information, visit www.verobeachmuseum.org.F RIDA Y, JAN. 10 Concerts in the Park: St. Johns Wood performs, 5:30-8 p.m., Riverview Park in Sebastian. This concert series features local bands playing bluegrass and oldies, rock and jazz, plus food and refreshments for sale, chances to win g iveaways from local businesses, and more. Free admission, family-friendly. For more information, visit www.sebastianchamber.com. Sleeping Beauty, Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce, 8 p.m. The timeless fairytale comes to life with the unparalleled art of Russian ballet. Cost: $20 for children 12 and younger, $45 or $55 for adults. W ebsite: www.sunrisetheatre.com.F RIDA Y, JAN. 10 SUNDAY, J AN. 12 Antique show and sale V ero Beach Museum of Art, V ero Beach. The annual antiques show and sale returns for the 22nd year. F eaturing 18th and 19th century Americana including furniture, jewelry, art, glassware, porcelains, collectibles, more. General admission for the show is $10 per person (includes unlimited show reentry). F or more information, visit www.verobeachmuseum.org.F RIDA Y, JAN. 10 SATURDAY, J AN. 11 Riverside Theatre presents The Comedy Z one, W axlax Stage, Riverside Theatre, Vero Beach, 7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. Featuring comedians to be determined. Cost: $15 for show only, $25 for show and food voucher. W ebsite: www.riversidetheatre.com.SA TURDAY, JAN. 11 The Great American Songbook concert: 7 p.m., V ero Beach High School Per forming Arts Center. The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra and Jazz Orchestra will present The Great American Songbook, with selections by famous American composers. The concert will also include superstar entertainer Jeff Shadley. Cost: $20. W ebsite: www.spacecoastsymphony.org. Haiti clinic 5k run/walk South Beach Park, Vero Beach, 6:30 a.m. Cost: $25 per person in advance, $30 on race day. W ebsite: www.runnersdepotvb.com. Star party, Sebastian Inlet State Park, Sebastian, 6:15 p.m. The Indian River Astronomy Society will host a stargazing party at the day use area 0.5 miles south of the bridge, weather and clouds permitting. Telescopes will be provided, or bring your own. Cost: Park entry fees apply. Website: http://www.floridastateparks. org/sebastianinlet/events.cfm .SA TURDAY, JAN. 11 SUNDA Y, JAN. 12 Riverside Childrens T heatre Schoolsical Production presents Disneys Jungle Book Kids, Annie Morton Theatre, Riverside Childrens Theatre, Vero Beach, 1:30 p.m. Mowgli, Baloo, King Louis and the gang swing their way through madcap adventures and thwart the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan. Cost: $8. W ebsite: www.riversidetheatre.com.SUNDA Y, JAN. 12 Art in the park, Humiston P ark, Vero Beach, 10 a.m. A monthly fine arts and crafts show by Vero Beach Art Club members. Cost: Free. Website: www.verobeachartclub.org. Cavalleria Rusticana The V ero Beach High School Per forming Arts Center, Vero Beach, 3 p.m. Marcello Giordani stars in this opera. Cost: $30, $40, $50 or $100 per person. W ebsite: www.verobeachopera.org. Theatre-Go-Round presents Milestones and Memories, 1 4th Avenue Steakhouse, Vero Beach, 1 2:30 p.m. A matinee dinner theater production encompassing 50 years of musical hits from the 1940s through the 1980s. Cost: $45. Website: www.theatregorounddinnertheatre.com. P aula Poundstone, Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce, 7 p.m. A night of comedy with P aula Poundstone. Cost: $29 or $39 per person. W ebsite: www.sunrisetheatre.com.TUESDAY, JAN. 14 Doctors Club: T he group meets every second Tuesday of the month at the Vero Beach Y acht Club until May. Retired, semi-retired physicians and spouses are welcome, whether T reasure Coast residents or visitors. Social hour starts at noon; luncheon is served at 1 2:45 p.m. Luncheon is $20 per person. F or more information, call Billie at (772) 2576 249. Godspell, Sunrise T heatre, Fort Pierce, 7 p.m. The National Touring Company will bring the Stephen Schwartz musical, Godspell to the stage. Cost: $50 or $60 per person. W ebsite: www.sunrisetheatre.com.TUESDAY, JAN. 14 SUNDAY, FEB. 2 Riverside Theatre presents Miss Saigon, Stark Stage, Riverside Theatre, Vero Beach, times vary. A classic love story of love and loss in the turmoil of war. The musical follows the tale of an American soldier and a Vietnamese girl who fall in love. Cost: $45-$70 per person. W ebsite: www.riversidetheatre.com.TUESDAY, JAN. 14 MARCH 11 Library art exhibit Indian River County Main Library, Vero Beach, times vary. Vero Beach Art Club members display art. T heme: Heat. Free. W ebsite: www.verobeachartclub.orgTUESDAY, JAN. 14 MARCH 24 Museum art school classes, Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, times vary. W inter term classes. Registration fees vary. W ebsite: www.verobeachmuseum.org.WEDNESDAY, JAN. 15 Educational lecture, North Indian River County Library, Sebastian, 7:30 p.m. T he Sebastian Area Historical Society presents Life at Blue Cypress Lake, with Steve Hayes, certified master naturalist of Florida. Free. For more information, call (772) 581-1380. Behind the Baton Indian River State College Mueller Campus, Vero Beach, 9:30 a.m. Cultivate a greater understand and appreciation of classical music with Stewart Robertson, artistic director and conductor of the Atlantic Classical Orchestra, as part of the Fielden Institute for Lifelong Learning. Cost: $80 for Atlantic Classical Orchestra subscribers, $135 for nonsubscribers. W ebsite: www.atlanticclassicalorchestra.com. An Evening with Garrison Keillor, Sunrise T heatre, Fort Pierce, 7 p.m. Humorist and celebrity speaker Garrison Keillor will speak. Cost: $49 or $59 per person. W ebsite: www.sunrisetheatre.com. www.HometownNewsOL.com F riday, December 27, 2013 Sebastian River Area B3 086095Answers located in Classied Section With the holiday season underway, many of us will be hitting the local nurseries for new plants that will enhance your yard after the holidays have passed. This week, I am listing some common plant terms and what they mean. This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to plant terminology. If you have any other plant terms you would like defined in future columns, drop me a line at the e-mail address in the bottom of the article. The first area that I will cover is some of your basic plant categories. The first and most popular group of plants is called annuals. Annuals are simply defined as plants that complete their life cycle in a single growing season. The complete cycle from seed to the plant dying off is completed in one season. S ome examples of annuals are impatiens, marigolds and begonias. Per ennial plants are another group that is very popular. Perennials are defined as plants that live for more than one growing season. There are basically two types of perennials: P lants that die off in the winter and send out new shoots in the spring and plants that live year round. P lants that live year round and grow larger each year are defined as woody perennials. Many of your most common flowering shrubs fall into this category Some common examples are Plumbago and Lirope. If you own rose bushes, a common term that will pop up is black spot. Black spot is commonly defined as a disease of the foliage of r oses that is caused by moisture. The best way to help avoid black spot is not to plant your roses in the path of your sprinklers. This will help avoid the leaves being constantly wet which is how this disease often starts. You can treat black spot by spraying with F unginex or using liquid copper. If you prefer a natural cure, try using one teaspoon per gallon and spray on the plant in early morning before the hot sun hits the plants. M ealy bugs are a common insect problem that affects many of our favorite ornamentals. Mealy bugs are defined as a scale-like plant-eating insect that is coated with a powdery, waxy secretion. These pests are very destructive and feed on the inner juices of the plant robbing it of needed nutrition. These pests can often be controlled with Orthenex or other like insecticides. Scale is another common problem of many ornamentals and unlike the mealy bug, which has a cottony secretion; the residue on the leaves is usually of a harder consistency. Scale insects also have piercingsucking mouthparts that allow them to use the sap of the plant as food. This can cause severe dieback in most plants that are infected. Scale can be very difficult to control and a systemic insecticide is the best choice. The pH of your soil can be an important factor as to what type of plants that you might want to place in a given location. Soil pH is defined as the amount of lime (calcium) that is contained in your soil. If y our soil pH is lower than 7 then you have acidic soil and plants such as Gardenia, Ixoria and Hibiscus will do well. If your pH is higher than 7 then you have alkaline soil, which will support other plant varieties that require a lower acid content. You can test yo ur soil pH easily with a home test kit available at many lawn and garden centers. I hope you enjoyed this mini seminar and found the information useful. I plan on adding more terms of interest in future columns so stay tuned! J oe Zelenak has more than 30 years experience in gardening and landscape. S end e-mails to hometowngarden@gmail.com or visit his website www.hometowngarden.com. Plant terms everyone can understand GARDEN NOOKJOE ZELENAK Annual casino event taking place Jan. 24INDIAN RIVER COUNTY Get ready to roll the dice at the third annual Casino M agnifique to benefit S unUp ARC on Friday, Jan. 24 at the Elks Lodge, 1350 26th Street, Vero Beach. The George E. Warren Corporation is the presenting sponsor again this year. M ajor sponsors are Faith and Dick Coleman; Morgan, J acoby, Thurn, Boyle and Associates; The Vero Beach Elks Lodge and Brandts A ppliance & Outdoor K itchens, food sponsor. Pr oceeds from the event will help provide services to the special needs individuals in Indian River County. The evening will feature professional gaming tables, silent auction items, registration for Black Jack and T exas Hold Em, raffles, balloon pops and music. As everyone knows, cooking with salt blocks is the latest trend on the culinary scene, so be prepared to give y our taste buds a treat with salt block finger foods. This year the Silent Auction not only has an exciting array of items (from jewelry to boat trips) donated by the caring business in the community, but also will have an Orlando Getaway package with passes to theme parks and a weekend stay at Grand Lakes Resort for two. S unUp ARC supports and empowers individuals with special needs to achieve their life goals. SunUp ARC will advocate for full acceptance of individuals with special needs as valued members of our community. S unUp Arc operates on three campuses; two in Vero B each and one in Sebastian, providing much needed services to more than180 special needs individuals. T ickets are $50 per person. F or more information or to purchase tickets,call (772) 562-6854,Ext.225.Limited sponsorships are still available.F or Hometown News NewsFP@hometownnewsol.com OutF rom page B2 See OUT, B4

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THURSDAY, JAN. 16 McKee Botanical Book Club, McKee Botanical Garden, Vero Beach, 11 a.m. T he book club will review The Everglades: River of Grass by Marjory Stoneman-Douglas. Cost: $5 suggested donation. W ebsite: www.mckeegarden.org. Social dance The Heritage Center, Vero Beach, 7 p.m. U SA Dance hosts an open dance night with an introductory dance lesson at the beginning. Cost: $8 for USA Dance members, $10 for nonmembers. W ebsite: www.verodance.org.THURSDAY, JAN. 16 SUNDA Y, JAN. 26 Harvey: Presented by the V ero Beach Theatre Guild. T imes vary. A Pulitzer Prizewinning comedy about a man who pals around with an invisible six-foot three-inch rabbit named Harvey. Cost: $22 or $24 per person, season tickets available. W ebsite: www.verobeachtheatreguild.c om.F RIDA Y, JAN. 17 Night sounds at Sebastian Inlet concert series Coconut Point, Sebastian Inlet State Park, Sebastian, 7 p.m. F eaturing Atlantic Bluegrass. P ark entry fees apply. Website: http://www.floridastateparks.o rg/sebastianinlet/events.cfm. Chris MacDonalds: Memories of Elvis Rockin Birthday Bash, Sunrise T heatre, Fort Pierce, 8 p.m. A Las Vegas style show with a full-production eight-piece band, dancers and singers. Cost: $25, $35 or $40 per person. W ebsite: www.sunrisetheatre.com. Seward Johnson Twilight Night McKee Botanical Garden, Vero Beach, 6 p.m. Enjoy live music and view the J. Seward Johnson Jr., Sculpture Exhibition, at night. Garden admission fees apply. W ebsite: www.mckeegarden.org.F RIDA Y, JAN. 17 MONDAY, J AN. 20 F ellsmere Frog Leg F estival, downtown Fellsmere, times vary. Event will include live music, various craft and vendor booths and hundreds of pounds of frog legs and other food. Free admission. W ebsite: www.froglegfestival.com.SA TURDAY, JAN. 18 Celebrated Speaker Series lecture The Emerson Center, Vero Beach, 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Featuring Admiral Mike Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 20 07-11. Cost: To be announced. W ebsite: www.theemersoncenter.org. Outdoor flea and krafts market Sebastian Elks Lodge, Sebastian, 8 a.m. Proceeds from the event will go to various Elk charities, local scholarships, youth activities and care packages for overseas troops. Free to attend, renters space fee varies from $10-$25. Contact phone number: (772) 5891516. Raffle drawing Sebastian Elks Lodge, Sebastian, time to be announced. The Sebastian El-DOEs present the Dining Around Town raffle drawing. Cost: To be announced. Contact phone number: (772) 589-1516. Tur tle Tours program Ve ro Beach Museum of Art, V ero Beach, 11 a.m. Young visitors can explore an exhibition then create their own mini masterpieces. F eatured exhibition includes sculptures from the museums permanent collection. Free for members, $5 for each nonmember child. Registration is required. W ebsite: www.verobeachmuseum.org. Bark in the Park Riverside P ark, Vero Beach, time to be announced.. An outdoor doggy-friendly event with games, booths and exhibits. Cost: To be announced. W ebsite: www.hsvb.org.SA TURDAY, JAN. 18 SUNDAY, J AN. 19 Sebastian River Fine Arts and Music Festival Riverview P ark, Sebastian, time to be announced. More than 100 local professional artist and craftsmen and musicians will be showcasing their talents. F ree admission. W ebsite: www.sebastianartshow.com. Riverside Childrens T heatreRCT On The Go presents Cows Dont Fly, Annie Morton Theatre, Riverside Childrens Theatre, V ero Beach, 1:30 p.m. Based on the popular childrens book series The Cow Who Wouldnt Come Down, The Pig Who Ran a Red Light, and The Goose Who Went Off in a Huff, this play captures the vision of a world where extraordinary things happen on a regular basis. Cost: $6. W ebsite: www.riversidetheatre.com.SUNDA Y, JAN. 19 Jungle Day McKee Botanical Garden, Vero Beach, noon. Celebrate the history and heritage of one of Floridas earliest attractions, Jungle Gardens, and learn how McKee Botanical Garden came to be. Cost: To be announced. W ebsite: www.mckeegarden.org. T heatre-Go-Round presents Disco Divas, The Quilted Giraffe Restaurant, V ero Beach, 4:30 p.m. A musical dinner theatre production celebrating the sounds of the 1970s. Cost: $55. W ebsite: www.theatregorounddinnertheatre.com. T he Atlantic Classical Orchestra presents Beethoven and Schubert Strings, V ero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, 3 p.m. F eaturing the Atlantic Classical Orchestra chamber musicians. T he concert is followed by a wine and cheese reception. Cost: $5 for students or children, $30 for museum members, $40 for nonmembers. W ebsite: www.atlanticclassicalorchestra.com. Rock of Ages, Sunrise T heatre, Fort Pierce, 7 p.m. The National Touring Company bring the world-wide party musical to the stage. Cost: $45 or $55 per person. W ebsite: www.sunrisetheatre.com.MON DA Y, JAN. 20 Martin Luther King Jr. parade, location and time to be announced. Riverside Theatre Supper Club, Waxlax Stage, Riverside T heatre, Vero Beach, 6:30 p.m. A New York supper club feel is brought to Riverside with sumptuous dining, an upscale wine list and features a performance by Tony awardwinning Broadway star Brian Stokes Mitchell. Cost: $275 per person. W ebsite: www.riversidetheatre.org.TUESDAY, JAN. 21 The Distinguished Lecturer Series presents DLS Debates, Stark Stage, Riverside Theatre, Vero Beach, 5:30 p.m. DLS debates uses the Oxford Union/English-style of debating creating a forum for the discussion of current issues of personal interest. Cost: Call the box office for pricing information. W ebsite: www.riversidetheatre.com. Craft club meeting North Indian River County, Sebastian, 2 p.m. Artisans and crafters from Brevard, Indian River, Martin and St. Lucie counties are welcome. Hosted by the Craft Club of Sebastian. W ebsite: www.sebastiancraftclub.com.THURSDAY, JAN. 23 Florida Humanities Series lecture The Emerson Center, V ero Beach, 7 p.m. Featuring author and journalist Rody Johnson and his presentation, World War II U-Boat Attack off V ero Beach. Free. W ebsite: www.theemersoncenter.org. Dave Mundy and Soulfege concert: 5 p.m., atrium, Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach. Outside food, alcohol and sodas are not permitted. A full cash bar will be available. Concert will take place rain or shine. Bring your lawn chairs. Cost: $10 for members, $12 for nonmembers. W ebsite: www.verobeachmuseum.org. LElisir DAmore, Sunrise T heatre, Fort Pierce, 7 p.m. One of the most popular operatic comedies comes to Fo rt Pierce thanks to the 65person cast and orchestra of T eatro Lirico DEuropa. Cost: $45 or $55 per person. W ebsite: www.sunrisetheatre.com.THURSDAYS, JAN. 23 FEB. 27 Opera studies program V ero Beach Museum of Art, V ero Beach, Thursdays, 12:30 p.m. The five-part course Femme Fatale! will study six opera performances. $50 for museum members or Vero Beach Opera members, $70 for non-members. W ebsite: www.verobeachmuseum.org.F RIDA Y, JAN. 24 Casino Magnifique Vero Beach Elks Lodge, Vero Beach, 6:30 p.m. A full evening of casino fun with food, drinks, music, games and a silent auction, all to benefit SunUp ARC. Cost: $50 per person. W ebsite: www.sunuparc.org. T ennis tournament, Riverside Racquet Complex, V ero Beach, noon. A mixed doubles tournament with prizes for winners. Cost: $11 for members, $12 for nonmembers. W ebsite: www.covb.org. Benefit party Bent Pine Golf Club, Vero Beach, time to be announced. The annual fundraiser for the Environmental Learning Center in Wabasso. Cost: To be announced. W ebsite: www.discoverelc.com.FRIDA Y, JAN. 24 SUNDAY, J AN. 26 Art by the Sea Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, times vary. A Vero Beach Art Club member fine art show. F ree admission. W ebsite: www.verobeachartclub.org.SA TURDAY, JAN. 25 Charity ball Sebastian Elks Lodge, Sebastian, 5:30 p.m. The annual Harry-Anna charity ball is an event to raise money for the Florida Elks childrens therapy services and the Florida Elks youth camp. Cost: To be announced. Contact phone number: (772) 589-1516. KidZ Artshops Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy a guided gallery visit and related studio art activity with no registration required. Free for members, $5 for each non-member child. W ebsite: www.verobeachmuseum.org. KC and the Sunshine Band, Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce, 8 p.m. A concert with plenty of funky hits. Cost: $59 or $69 per person. W ebsite: www.sunrisetheatre.com.SA TURDAY, JAN. 25 MAY 4 Art exhibition Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, times vary. The museum presents Stephen Lawson: Images of Time, a collection of fascinating sectioned panoramas shot over varying periods of time. Museum admission fees apply. W ebsite: www.verobeachmuseum.org.SA TURDAY, JAN. 25 MAY 11 Art exhibition Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, times vary. The museum presents Dale Kennington: Mythologies. Museum admission fees apply. W ebsite: www.verobeachmuseum.org.SUNDA Y, JAN. 26 Concert, The Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center, Vero Beach, 3 p.m. The Space Coast Symphony F riday, December 27, 2013 B4 Sebastian River AreaHometown News 080464Super Flea &Farmers Market321-242-9124Exit 183 off I-954835 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., Melbourne Brevards Largest Shopping AttractionTHEBESTDEALSAREFOUNDHERE! Hundreds of Booths! Open Every Friday, Saturday &Sunday 9am-4pmPERMANENTANDWEEKLYVENDORS!www.superfleamarket.comHappy New Year from all of us at Renningers Super Flea! 086450 NEW REPLACEMENT A/C SYSTEM$2495 UP TO 2 TONS 1 Time Maintenance Check-up$69.992 Time Maintenance Check-up$109.99$20 Off Next ServiceCHECK OUT OUR COMMERCIAL ON CHANNEL 11OWNERMICHAELBO YLE Free fitness testing, assessments for seniorsINDIAN RIVER C OUNT Y JAS F itness a leader in exer cise pr ogr amming for older adults is conducting fr ee fitness testing and assessments for I ndian River C ounty r esidents o v er the age of 60. The assessments ar e to be held on S atur day J an. 4, 2014 and test times ar e betw een 9 a.m. and 1 p .m. Scheduled time slots will be appointed on a first call first ser ve basis St r ength, endur ance flexibility and agility tests will be administer ed and ar e designed to measur e the capacity needed to per for m functional tasks of ever y day and independent living. C ompiled in a pr inted out r epor t, compar ative r esults ar e based on the par ticipant s gender and age gr oup JAS F itness is located at Leisur e Squar e 3705 16th S t in V er o B each. By pr o viding ex ceptional exer cise pr ogr amming, the mission at JAS F itness LL C is to help people expand their level of fitness and impr o v e their quality of life F or mor e information or to schedule an individual time slot, contact J ohn Sammartano at (772) 321-6003 or visit www .jasfitness .com. F or Hometown News NewsFP@hometownnewsol.com Housing program encourages public to participate in survey MAR TIN C OUNT Y The Ma r tin C ounty H ousing P r ogr am encour ages the public to par ticipate in a r egional housing sur vey The sur vey on fair housing issues in S t. L ucie M ar tin, and I ndian River C ounties is being conducted b y the S t. L ucie C ounty HOME C onsor tium. R esults of the sur vey will be published in the S t. L ucie C ounty HOME C onsor tium's r epor t on I mpediments to F air H ousing Choice F air H ousing is a r ight pr otected b y F eder al and S tate laws ensur ing each r esident is entitled equal access to housing oppor tunities r egar dless of their r ace color r eligion, sex, national or igin, disability familial status mar ital status age ancestr y sexual or ientation, or sour ce of income Ma r tin, S t. L ucie and I ndian River counties make up the S t. L ucie C ounty HOME C onsor tium. The S t. L ucie C ounty HOME C onsor tium is a r ecipient of F eder al HOME I nvestment P ar tnership P r ogr am funds The objective of the HOME pr ogr am is to pr o vide decent and affor dable housing oppor tunities for ver y lo w and lo w income households thr ough activities such as; first time homebuy er assistance and homeo wner housing r ehabilitation. To take par t in the sur vey go to www .slchousing.or g and click on "F air H ousing Su rv ey". The sur vey will be av ailable until J anuar y 31, 2014. F or mor e information on F air H ousing, visit www .HUD .go v .F or Hometown News NewsFP@hometownnewsol.com OutF rom page B3 See OUT, B5the family post-holiday N ights of Lights is the perfect solution, she said. Gener al admission r ates apply to this special event. A dult entr y is $10, senior citiz ens $9, and childr en 3 to 12, $5. A dmission is fr ee for gar den members and childr en y ounger than 3. Du r ing N ights of Lights visitors will also have the oppor tunity to pr eview four sculptur es in an upcoming ar t exhibit at the gar den, The S ewar d J ohnson Sculptur e E xhibition, which officially opens J an. 3. F our of Mr J ohnson s lifesiz e br onz e cr eations will be illuminated this w eekend, and when the exhibit opens ther e will be 20 sculptur es on display in the gar den. The sculptur es will come fr om two of Mr J ohnson s collections C elebr ating the F amiliar and B ey ond the Fr ame Ms S usino said. C elebr ating the F amiliar captur es people doing ever y day activities while B ey ond the F r ame is based on masterpieces fr om the I mpr essionist per iod. I n the F amiliar ser ies y ou r eally will do a double take because they r eally do look like people doing things One of them is a man asleep in an A dir ondack chair Ms S usino said with a laugh. The life-siz e figur es in B ey ond the F r ame stay tr ue to the master paintings with color and style but pr esented in a 3d-style cr eating an illusion of r eality she said. W e r eally feel like the sculptur es will appeal to all ages Ms S usino said. Mc K ee B otanical Gar den is located at 350 U.S. 1, V er o B each. F or mor e information about N ight of L ights or other pr ogr ams at the garden, call (772) 794-0601 or visit www .mckeegar den.or g.McK eeF rom page B1

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Orchestra will present, The Planets: An HD Odyssey, a symphonic concert with highdefinition images from NASA projected on the big screen. Cost: $20 per person, multiconcert packages available. W ebsite: www.spacecoastsymphony.org. Theatre-Go-Round presents Milestones and Memories, 1 4th Avenue Steakhouse, Vero Beach, 12:30 p.m. A matinee dinner theater production encompassing 50 years of musical hits from the 1940s through the 1980s. Cost: $45. W ebsite: www.theatregorounddinnertheatre.com. Franco Corso, Sunrise T heatre, Fort Pierce, 3 p.m. Cost: $35 or $45 per person. W ebsite: www.sunrisetheatre.com.MON DA Y,JAN. 27 Jazz band concert The V ero Beach High School Per forming Arts Center, Vero Beach, 7 p.m. The Vero Beach High School jazz bands will present Big Band Bash! Cost: $10 or $12, season tickets available. W ebsite: http://sites.indianriverschools.org/VBHS/PAC/index. html.TUESDAY, JAN. 28 Jazz band concert The V ero Beach High School Per forming Arts Center, Vero Beach, 7 p.m. The Vero Beach High School jazz bands will present Big Band Bash! Cost: $10 or $12, season tickets available. W ebsite: http://sites.indianriverschools.org/VBHS/PAC/index. html V alentines for Heroes drive boxing Barker Air Conditioning and Heating, V ero Beach, 9 a.m. The donated items for the V alentine Day drive for the troops will be boxed. Donations requested. W ebsite: www.militarymomsprayerg roup.com. F riends of the St. Sebastian River, North Indian River County, Sebastian, 7:30 p.m. General meeting for the nonprofit Friends of the St. Sebastian River. Free. W ebsite: www.fssr.org.J AN. 28 FEB. 9 Riverside Theatre presents God of Carnage, W axlax Stage, Riverside Theatre, Vero Beach, times vary. A laughout-loud comedy about parent behaving badly. W inner of the 2009 Tony for Best Play. Cost: $40 per person. W ebsite: www.riversidetheatre.com.THURSDAY, JAN. 30 Learn and Learn program, Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, noon. A catered meal and a guided tour of Dale Kennington: Mthologies. Cost: Free for museum members, museum admission applies to nonmembers. W ebsite: www.verobeachmuseum.org.F RIDA Y, JAN. 31 Spencers Theatre of Illusion, Sunrise Theatre, Fo rt Pierce, 8 p.m. A magical concert for the eyes. Cost: $10 for children 12 and younger, $35 or $35 for adults. W ebsite: www.sunrisetheatre.com. Late Night Catechism, Black Box Theatre, Sunrise T heatre, Fort Pierce, 8 p.m. An interactive and uproarious piece of theatre that takes audience members back to the children they once were. Cost: $35 per person. W ebsite: www.sunrisetheatre.com.ONGOING EVENTS SAF ER Indian River County: Meets every first W ednesday, 8:30 a.m., in the United Way Community Room, 1836 14th Ave., Vero Beach. An organization dedicated to making certain that Indian River County disaster relief is organized and maximally effective. All interested community groups, government agencies, businesses, faith based organizations and individuals are welcome. Contact Lisa P oziomek at (772) 562-2549 or visit www.saferirc.us. Master Gardeners Plant Clinics: Have a plant question or need a soil pH test? Plant clinics are held at two locations each week. In Vero Beach, Master Gardener volunteers will be available from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m., Mondays through F ridays, at the IRC UFL/IFAS Extension Office, 1028 20th Place, Vero Beach. In Sebatian, Master Gardener volunteers are available Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to noon, at the North IRC Library, 1001 C.R. 51 2, Sebastian. Open to all ages, with no fee. Call (772) 770-5030 in advance. Visit http://indian.ifas.ufl.edu. Support group: Catholic Charities Prison Ministry sponsors a support group for adult family members of persons incarcerated in prisons and jails. Meets from 1 0-11 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month at Saint John of the Cross Parish Hall, 2355 82nd Ave., Vero Beach. All discussions are kept confidential. Vero Beach Elks Lodge sends cookies to soldiers: Homemade or store-bought cookies may be dropped off at 10 a.m. on the second T hursday of November and December (the group plans to go back to meeting on the third Thursday of every month after). Money donations for shipping costs are also appreciated. Bring cookies to V ero Beach Elks Lodge 1774, 1 350 26th St. Vero Beach. Wood carving class: 1-4 p.m. every Monday, taught by Joe Miller, at Crafts & Stuffs, 658 21st Street, Vero Beach. F or more information, call (772) 562-0540. Farmers market and mercado: F resh produce, baked goods, farm animals and more will be on the g rounds of the Old Fellsmere School on the second and fourth Saturday of each month, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. V endor booths must be registered in advance. A 10foot by 10-foot vendor space is $15, a mercado space is $20, and a ready-to-eat vendor booth is $25. There is an initial application fee of $15 for a business permit valid at the market. The applications are available online at the Fellsmere Fa rmers Market and Mercado F acebook group page. For more information, call (772) 413-1784. Free quit smoking now classes: T he Quit Smoking Now Program is free of charge and provides free nicotine replacement therapy (patches, gum, or lozenges) while supplies last to those who are eligible. Class is available in the area. F or more information or to register, call (877) 819-2357 or visit http://www.eahectobacco.co m/ Sunrise Yoga classes: 67:30 a.m., Mondays and W ednesdays, offered by the North County Aquatic Center, 9450 County Road 512, Sebastian. Fee is $8 per class. T he class is tailored to the abilities of the students. Every skill has an easy, intermediate, and advanced pose. All levels are welcome. For more information, call the North County Aquatic Center at (772) 581-7665. Craft Club of Sebastian: Artists and crafters from Brevard, Indian River, Martin and St. Lucie counties are welcome. Meets September through April on the third T hursday of each month from 2-3 p.m. at the North Indian River County Library on County Road 512 in Sebastian. For more information, visit www.sebastiancraftclub.com/ New ongoing class: Started Sept. 12, Crafts & Stuff in the Miracle Mile Plaza by the VNA Thrift Shop. Local artist Marie Morrow, a teacher from the Vero Beach Museum of Art, will teach the class, "Learning to Paint without the F ear of Drawing." The class will teach a grid system that allows artists to transfer drawings from small formats to huge canvases and walls, as well as colors and color www.HometownNewsOL.com F riday, December 27, 2013 Sebastian River Area B5 085994Isle of Capri$35amenities incl.(Every other Friday)Coconut Creek Casino $30(Every Other Saturday)Brighton Casino $25(Every other Sunday &Monday) Round Trip & Play Pass FUN Book PLUS Discounted Bingo Packs on SundaysFor Reservations Call Today407-468-6241Lic#ST37720 www.casinoroyaleshuttle.com CL UBS The GFWC Treasure Co ast Women meet the first M onday of each month at the Community Center, 2266 14th Ave., at 7 p.m. W omen over 18 are welcome. This is a community service volunteer organization and that promotes fellowship among women. For more information,visit www.gfwctreasurecoastwomen.org. Exchange Club of Indian River meets Wednesdays from noon-1 p.m. at Culinary Capers, 737 22nd Str eet, Vero Beach. This civic club is a group of men and women working together to make the community a better place to live. F or more information,call (772) 5324398,email bluewateropen@gmail.com, or visit www.exchangeclubofindianriver.org and www.bluewateropen.org. The S ebastian Fishin Chics meet the last Thursday of the month, at the S ebastian Entertainment C enter. F or more information,call Michelle Barkley,at (772) 473-9462,Kristen Beck, at (772) 794-9900,or Karen H erndon,at (772) 633-2043. The M ental Health Association in Indian River C ounty bipolar support group will meet at the Mental Health Association offices at 777 37th St., Suite D-105, Vero Beach, on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Family members and loved ones are also w elcome to attend. For more information,call (772) 569-9788. Tr easure Coast Archeological Society for Treasure H unting and Metal Detecting meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p .m. in the North County I ndian River Library on C ounty Road 512 in Sebastian. Anyone interested is we lcome. F or more information,call (321) 388-9047. H umanists at Barefoot Bay meets the second Saturday of every month at the S outh Mainland Library, 7921 Ron Beatty Blvd., M icco, at 2 p.m. All compassionate and critical thinkers are invited. F or more information,call (772) 664-0170, or email downeast_ggo@bellsouth.n et. T OPS 641: T ake Off P ounds Sensibly, Chapter No 641 meets every Thursday at the Roseland Fire D epartment, located on 129th Court, off Roseland R oad in Sebastian. Weigh-in is from 7:45 to 8:30 a.m. and the meeting starts at 8:30 a.m. F or information call (772)-589-8445. T OPS 470: T ake Off P ounds Sensibly, Micco Chapter No. 470 meets every Fr iday at 10:30 a.m. at the S outh Mainland Library, 7921 Ron Beatty Blvd., M icco, next to Barefoot Bay. N ew members are always welc ome. F or more information,call (772) 388-3984. R otary Club of Sebastian meets at 12:15 p.m. every Thursday at Sebastian River Medical Center, 13695 U.S. 1, Sebastian. F or more information,call (772) 3605837 or visit www.sebastianr otaryclub.org. Q uilting bee: J oin the ladies of Christ the King L utheran Church for quilting the second and fourth W ednesday of every month at 9:30 a.m. Christ the King is located at 1301 Sebastian Blv d., Sebastian. F or more information,call (772) 5897117. CO PE S upport Group: The Indian River County C ouncil on Aging with the V isiting Nurse Association offers a support group to help caregivers cope with the day-to-day care of a loved one. The group meets the third Thursday of every month from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Presbyterian Church, 1405 Louisiana Ave., Sebastian. F or more information, call (772) 569-0760. D emocratic Club of Bar efoot Bay: M eets the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in Building D-E at the Golf Course in Bar efoot Bay. F or more information,call (772) 664-3895. Asthmatics meets on M ondays at 4:30 p.m., in the S outh Mainland Community Center, 3700 Allen Ave., M icco. Cost is $5 per class. American Cancer Society,North Indian River, board of directors meeting is held on the third Thursday of the month at noon at S eacoast National Bank, U. S. 1, Sebastian. M an-to-Man North I ndian River, prostate cancer support group, meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the S ebastian River Medical C enter dining room, 13695 U.S. 1, Sebastian.CLASSES The S ebastian Community Center, located at 1805 N. Central Ave. in Sebastian will have the following dance lessons: S wing dance lessons will be held at on the second S aturday of each month, taught by instructors Jerry M orrison and Michele Holm at 7 p.m. For all levels of dancers. Open dance follows the lesson at 8 p.m. A dmission is $10, and includes entry to the dance that follows. Snacks will be provided and water is available for purchase. Sw ing dance lessons for beginners will be held every W ednesday night, taught by instructors Jerry Morrison and Michele Holm at 7:30 p .m. Intermediate class at 8:30 p.m. No partners necessary. The class is $10 per class or $16 for both. The S ebastian Community Center is located at 1805 N. Central Ave., Sebastian. F or more information call (772) 532-2800. S ebastian Senior Center: The Sebastian Senior C enter is located at 815 D avis St., Sebastian. Live music Tuesday through Friday from 9-11 a.m. Refreshments will be served. Classes of interest: Mondays: nutrition bingo meets at 10 a.m.; Mahjong classes meet at 12:30 p.m.; art class meets at 1 p.m.; Weight Watchers meets at 5 p.m.; Tuesday: mindful breathing meets at 1 p.m.; lectures on wellness meets at 1 p.m; Wednesday: chi-kung meets at 11 a.m.; cribbage and pinochle meets at 12:30 p.m.; Friday: T OPS meeting at 8 a.m.; We ight Watchers meets at 9 a.m.; sing-a-longs with Bill and Jane at 9:30 a.m. For more information,call (772) 469-2062. K ashi Ashram is located at 11155 Roseland Road, S ebastian. F or more information,(772) 589-1403, (800) 226-1008,or visit the website www.kashi.org. K ali Natha yoga: Based on y ogas ancient roots, this type of yoga is for everyone. M ondays, Tuesdays and W ednesdays at 6 p.m., Thursdays at 8:30 a.m., Fridays at 8 a.m., Saturdays at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., and Sundays at 9 a.m. Kir tan (devotional chanting): Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Donations accepted. M editation: Wednesdays at 7 p.m. with Swami Moksha Ram. I nterfaith service: Saturdays at 6 p.m. with May Jaya. V egetarian meal follows at 8 p .m. Pilates classes,body sculpting,basic and beyond: H eld every W ednesday from 9 to 10 a.m. All ages and levels welcome. The class fee is $5. Classes are held at the Breva rd S outh Mainland Library, 79411 Ron Beatty Bl vd ., Micco. F or more information call (772) 228-3040. T aekwondo: M ondays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at J aya Sports Center, 11101 Ro seland Road. For Hometown NewsSebastian clubs and classes OutF rom page B4 See OUT, B6B and (Classic Rock) Apr il 11The Dukes of Doo Wop (50s Music) M ay 16 The Cheyenne B and (Country) Ju ne 13 Mojo Sandwich (Blues, Southern Rock, R&B, Country) The concert schedule is also available online at www.sebastianchamber.co m and a printed copy is available in the Chamber office located at 700 Main S t., in Sebastian.P arkF rom page B1 The grand Great EgretA Great Egret sits atop a rock along the Wabasso Causeway recently searching for its next meal.Cliff Partlow staff photographer F or more information, Call(772) 828-4100780441 PLAN YOURFREE Breakfast FREE High Speed Internet FREE Coffee & Tea in Our Lobby Fitness Facilities Meeting Rooms &More!

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wheels. No previous art experience is required. This is an ongoing workshop; people may sign up for one class or several. Class space is limited. Intermediate and advanced students are welcome to participate in an open studio environment with feedback and technical support. Register in person at Crafts & Stuff. Call Anna Ross-Cook at (772) 562-0540. Republican Women A ware (RWA) meets the second Thursday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at the V ero Beach Country Club, 800 3 0th Ave., Vero Beach, for a luncheon meeting. The public is invited. Reservations are required by calling Eve Rosen at (772) 581-7439 or emailing EveRosen@bellsouth.net. Third Thursday dances: 710 p.m. on the third Thursday each month, all year, at Vero's Heritage Center, 2140 14th A ve. Sponsored by USA Dance. General fee is $10 per person. Singles, couples, all levels of dance ability welcome, with dressy/casual attire. Different popular ballroom dance style and theme each month. Group class with a professional instructor starts at 7 p.m.; social dancing follows. For more information, visit www.verodance.org. Barefoot Bay Drifters Grief Support Group: VITAS Innovative Care offers a free g rief support group in Barefoot Bay. Public is welcome. The group meets on first and third Wednesdays each month, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Joe's Club South, 7951 Ron Beatty Blvd., Micco. For more information, call the VITAS Barefoot Bay office at (772) 664-1557. PFLAG of V ero Beach, Inc. meets the second Monday and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm.Meetings are held at Unity Church, 950 43rd Ave. Vero Beach. For more information, call (772) 778-9835. Sebastian Area Historical Museum is dedicated to preserving and display the history of the Sebastian area with exhibits and artifacts from the Ais Indians, Pelican Island, Clothing, Family Life, Quilts, Fishing, Agriculture, and Early Transportation. The museum is located at 1235 Main Street, City Hall Complex, Sebastian, and is open T uesday thru Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays, during the summer, from 1 p.m. to 4. Admission is free and the reference library is open by appointment. Call (772) 581-1380. Friends After Diagnosis breast cancer support group: T wo groups meet at Indian River Medical Center, 1000 3 6th Street, Vero Beach. One meets on the third Saturday of each month, from 10-11 a.m., in the executive dining room off the cafeteria. The other meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month, from 2-3:30 p.m. in the Cancer Center. Anyone who is a survivor, caretaker, friend or family member who has been touched by breast cancer is welcome to attend. F or more information, contact Lin Reading at (772) 978-9392. or email linreading@bellsouth.net. Spark of Divine Learning and Healing Center holds monthly meetings, workshops and classes including yoga, a drum circle, tarot reading and more. F or more information, costs and a schedule, call (772) 257-6499 or visit www.meetup.com/spark-ofdivine-spirit-unity-reikiunconditional-love/events/calendar. Garden walk with country care roses, weekends from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 14070 1 09th St., Fellsmere. F or more information, call (772) 5595036. Friday farmers market in downtown Vero Beach. For more information, call (772) 581-2746. Mens singles tennis pyramid: Play runs from 6-8 p.m. every Thursday at the Riverside Racquet Complex, 350 Dahlia Lane, Vero Beach. T his is an adult league for ages 18 and older; mens levels of 3.5/4.0. The fees are $2 per week for members and $5 per week for nonmembers (plus $1 light fee per hour when applicable). Par ticipants must check inside the pro shop with the attendant on duty and pay before going to the courts. Players must register weekly by sending an email to Brian Orzel, singles pyramid coordinator at orzelbp@gmail.com by noon on Thursdays. A maximum of 14 players will be accepted for these pyramid or ladder format sets against three different opponents. For more information contact Gaby Dwyer, tennis supervisor, at (772) 231-4787 or contact Brian Orzel at (772) 538-0465. Sunset Saturday night cruises: Oceanside Business Association of Vero Beachs sunset Saturday cruises on the second Saturday of the month located on the corner of Ocean Drive and Dahlia Lane. F or more information, visit www.VeroBeachOBA.com. Sunset at the plaza sponsored by Mulligans Beach House will have arts, crafts, live music, kids eat free and more every Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at the Vero Beach Mulligans, 1025 Beachland Blvd., Vero Beach. Indian River Civic Association and the Florida Irish-American Society are conducting a food drive to benefit a local Veterans Group Home. Every Wednesday at noon the Irish Club, located at 1314 20th Street in Vero Beach, invites the public for a home-made lunch and dessert while listening to the big band sound of a local senior musical group. All ages are invited, and the cost is $7, no reservation required. Please bring a non-perishable food item. Every month the IRCA distributes this food, along with fresh meat to the veterans. F or more information, call (772) 913-1196 or (772) 569-1460. P elican Island National W ildlife Refuge: Call the refuge at (772) 562-3909, Ext. 275, or visit fws.gov/pelicanisland/events Italian-American War Vet erans, Post No.3 and W omens Auxiliary, located at 2500 15th Ave., Vero Beach, holds business meetings at 7 p.m., on the second Wednesday of each month. Social meetings are held at 6 p.m., on the fourth W ednesday of the month. New members welcome. For information, call (772) 2315673 or (772) 770-2558. V ero Beach Railroad Station in downtown Vero Beach was originally built in 1 903. It is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is open Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., and W ednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. V isitors can tour the exhibit center and get a glimpse of local history from prehistoric times through World War II. T here is a model train display that offers panoramic views of historical sites in Indian River County. The railroad station is located at 2336 1 4th Ave., Vero Beach. For more information, call (772) 778-3435. By now we have all opened those gifts and found either gold or coal. Today one of the most popular gifts is a simple gift card. This allows y ou to use the funds on the card for whatever you want. U nless its for a specific store or restaurant. So y our conundrum may be deciding which golf clubs y ou want to spend that money on. Are todays clubs worth the investment? One of the fortunate perks of my job is being able to test and r eview the latest in golf equipment technology. My bag usually has an extra club or three, or an extra sleeve of new balls to try out and then report my findings back to the manufacturer. M any of my golf buddies get to try the clubs as I need input from more than just one person. The question I find myself asked most often by my fellow golfers is Does the technology really change that much from year to year to warrant me spending money on new clubs? It s a good question. When most of us are watching every nickel and dime, spending a few hundred dollars on that new driver or even more on new irons may be difficult to justify. Especially if your spouse or partner doesnt play golf. W ith the size limits on drivers set at a maximum of 460cc, manufacturers have taken to putting as much technology as possible into that space. They now use exotic materials and move w eight around to put it to better use. They have also made it so that we can make adjustments ourselves to our drivers. We can set the loft, open or close the face, and more. Dr ivers no longer have grooves on the face. They have etching that resembles grooves. This allows the face to be made thinner, with less chance of breakage. The thinner face is livelier, producing more ball speed and the weight savings allows designers to put that w eight in places where it will help you hit the ball straighter. The result is a driver that is easier to hit farther and straighter than those from a few years ago. The biggest leaps in clubs have come in the manufacturing process. Companies use CNC milling to make the faces of irons perfectly flat. They use lasers to cut the grooves to NASA-like precision. W ith todays technology, its possible to build irons with multiple materials instead of just steel. Titanium has a 42 percent lighter density than steel, while tungsten is twice as heavy. U sing these materials allows designers to move weight to places that help optimize the center of gravity on the club. The lower and deeper they can place the COG, the higher and straighter the ball launches. T odays irons are all strong-lofted. The loft of y our new pitching wedge may be closer to what you had in your 9 or 8-iron years back. However, by using different materials in the head and moving the COG, they keep the same trajectory of the old iron, but with greater distance. Imagine a ball coming off the face of yo ur 8-iron with the same high trajectory, but with 6iron speed. You get a shot that drops softly, while traveling farther. Ca sting processes have come a long way, too. C ompanies have the ability to cast faces less than two millimeters thick. Designers then use that weight savings to increase perimeter weighting, improving forgiveness. M ost important is that the ability to cast this technology and design improves mass production and lowers costs, giving us a more affordable club with state-of-the-art technology. At one time all forged clubs were muscle-backs with little forgiveness, making them difficult for r ecreational golfers to play and enjoy. With CNC milling machines and lasers, designers can now carve portions from the forged heads giving them the same perimeter weighting once found only in cast clubs. C omputer simulators also play a role in measuring the drag forces of a design as it goes through the grass. This allows designers to adjust the sole of the iron to optimize how it reacts when it strikes the ground and then adjust their design to make the club more efficient for its target audience. We all want feel in our clubs. It usually tells us how w ell or poorly we struck a shot. Designers are now able to measure the sound waves emitted by a club as it strikes a ball at various points on the face. Engineers then design and implement dampening inserts and stiffening ribs to make the club sound and feel better. Weve come a long way in terms of how well and how advanced we build golf equipment. If you have a few holiday bucks to spend on equipment, rest assured that it will be a good investment. J ames Stammer has been an avid golfer and golf enthusiast for nearly 40 years.He hosts the Thursday N ight Golf Show on WSTU 1450-AM.Contact him at stammergolf@yahoo.com. Spending a gift card on new clubs? Here are some tips GOLFJAMES STAMMER F riday, December 27, 2013 B6 Sebastian River AreaHometown News 080102 Call (321) 676-8923 or visit AquarinaGolf.comfor information, tee times, golf anddining specials7500 S. Hwy A1A MelbourneBeach(5 miles north of Sebastian inlet)Delicious Food and Full Bar in the Brassie Grille Low Public Daily Fee Rates Membership Plans for Everyone Lessons from Our PGA Pros Fun Events and Friendly People Staff Dedicated to Serving You! TIPSONTHETEETUESDAYS! TIPSONTHETEETUESDAYS!8am-Noon 5 minute FREETIP from the ProVideo clip of your swing includedWhere else can you get all that with your purchase of 18 holes!8am-Noon 5 minute FREETIP from the ProVideo clip of your swing includedWhere else can you get all that with your purchase of 18 holes!V alid through December 086106 CATCH YOUR DREAMS CATCH YOUR DREAMS PSYCHIC READER PSYCHIC READER MARIE MARIE741 Sebastian Blvd, suite 3 772-581-9998 Se bastian FL, 32958 772-633-0318 Ne w & Used items / Collectables Cat chYourDreams@att.net 086175 EAGLES NESTRemember When NEW YEARS EVEFrom $14.99FREE CHAMPAGNE TOAST WITH DINNEROpen New Years Day Traditional Roast Pork Special $12.99 Famous for Prime Rib Steaks Ribs Seafood Breakfast Lunch Dinnerat Sebastian Golf Course 772-589-6803 ~ EaglesNestRestaurant.com$3OFF $10or more on Food & Beveragewith this ad. Not valid on New Years Eve & Day or with other coupons Exp. 1-2-14 HN Saturday 6PM 9PM 086191RSVP This was wr itten b y an old fr iend of mine that has tur ned into a fishing buddy her e in F lor ida, J.D H ouch fr om the B uckey e S tate O hio J err y has a cattle r anch with sever al ponds on it with plenty of bass to catch, but he d much r ather catch our F lor ida bass "They just don't get as big up in that nor th countr y ," he says B esides doing his cattle chor es he dabbles in poetr y and has a couple of his poems cop yr ighted. H e does w ell in both, including catching B ass I m pr oud to call him my fr iend. Just one more c astNo w I lay me down to rest A fishing pole across my chest Lord don't let me die before I wake C ause I've got one more cast to make I've one more lake and stream to fish A nd one more day to dream and wish A bout the one that got away A bout the one for which I pray So I lay down this night to sleep I pray the lord my life you'll keep A nd let me at the morn awake Caus e I have one more cast to make I know tomorrow will bring the fish I've sought and dreamed and often wished Oh there he is! That fish is mine! Oh lord let me cast just one more time. J oe Kubik is a tournament fisherman and former Charter Captain.Joe can be re ached at j .kubik@comcast.net A fisherman s prayer FISHIN G T ALE SJOE KU B I K OutF rom page B5 086063

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LET'S WELCOME 2014FELLSMERE The future for oldest part of the city is looking a little less damp. Du ri ng the Dec. 12 Fellsmere City C ouncil meeting, Mark Mathes, city community development director, presented several ideas to help improve drainage and decrease flooding issues in the areas of the city that were created prior to modern drainage regulations. The presentation was a glimpse at the early stages of the city's storm water master plan and the results of a study showing areas in the city's current drainage that could use improvement. Pr ior to this year, the city hasn't had a storm water master plan, Mr. M athes said. C urrently, ditches and canals are the primary system for containing and moving water, but there is plenty that can be done to update and improve the storm water system, he said. T wo man-made lakes to the north and the south of the city could be one of those improvements, one of which would be on a 40-acre parcel the city already owns. The second lake is envisioned on a priv ately owned 5-acre property, butMan-made lakes,paved roads could help avoid local floodingStorm water master plan in the works 772-228-8956On The Corner of US Hwy 1 and Schumann Drive Sebastian 086194CLE A shton O pus X P adron F or The True Cigar AficionadoS pecializing in High End and Pr emium Everyday Cigars SEBASTIAN RIVER AREA V ol. 11, No. 14 Your Local News and Information Source www.HometownNewsOL.com Friday, Dec. 27, 2013Learning some terms that will help you make good plant choices GAR DEN NOOKB3 PL ANT T ERMS IN DEXClassifiedB7 Crossword B3 Gardening B3 Horoscopes B1 Out & AboutB1 P olice Report A5 Rants & Raves A6 V iewpoint A6Skate in the New Year W ant to celebrate New Y ear's Eve but not sure what to do with the kids? P lus the kids want to have fun, too! The Skate Factory will be hosting their annual All Night Skate on N ew Year's Eve beginning at 7 p.m. and ending at 6 a.m. on New Year's Day. I deal for ages 10 years old and over, the cost is just $20 per person and includes party favors, balloon drop and $1,000 in cash and prizes. An onduty police officer and adult supervision is also provided, so everyone stays safe, and Mom and D ad don't have to worry about their children while they themselves celebrate. N ew this year is a noon Y ear's Eve Skate designed for kids under 10 years old. This special skate party will be held December 31st from 10 a.m. to 5 p .m. The $7 entry fee includes skate rental, hats, horns and balloon drop with prizes. "Midnight" will be celebrated at 3 p.m. Ad v ance tickets are not r equired for either New Y ear's party. The Skate F actory is located at 485 27th Avenue SW in Vero B each. For more information call 772-794-3373 or visit www.skatefactory.us.Snook season closesThe recreational har-See KNOW, A2Need to knowBy Jessica Creaganjcreagan@hometownnewsol.com See WATE R, A2 Knocking em' down L eft: T aylor Wickham, 9, reacts to knocking down five pins. Below: F rom left, Tatiana W allace, Faith Bohannon, 11 and T aylor Wickham, 9, made short work of their pizza slices. See more photos page A7.Cliff Partlow staff photographer Auto tax rollback' could come in 2014INDIAN RIVER COUNTY Gov. Rick Scott announced a plan to roll back motor vehicle taxes and fees to pre-2009 levels, and local legislators are throwing their support his way. The governor's "It's Your M oney Tax Cut Agenda" includes a proposal to give taxpayers some relief by dropping car registration costs from about $71 to $46 next September. S en. Joe Negron, R-Stuart, whose district covers some of In dian River County, has been vocal supporter and sponsor of the proposed legislation. "I was proud to stand with Governor Scott today as he announced his plan to put more money back into F loridians pocketbooks," S en. Negron said in a press r elease on Dec. 12. "R educing auto tag fees is a smart way to continue to move Florida forward," he said. In dian River County Tax C ollector Carole Jean Jordan said the amount of roll back could go through some changes as it moves through the state legislature, but she expects some changes to the fees will make it to the floor for a vote in the upcoming legislative session. "S enator Negron has made this a part of his agenda and I think he's been able to work with the governor on this," Mrs. Jordan said. C ar tag registration and other automobile-related fees increased dramatically in 2009, so much so that prior to the implementation of the fees, staff from the tax collector's office were calling people who had to renew and letting them know they could renew for two years at the old price and save money, Mrs. Jordan said. And we were able to save people money, but then, two y ears later, they were faced with the big fees," she said. In 2009, the cost of registering a motor vehicle in F lorida increased by an average of 54 percent, a press r elease from the governor's office said. C ombined with increases in driver license fees and va r ious service charges, the increases translated to state re venues of more than $1 billion, which were directed primarily to general revenue, the release said. This has never been government's money, it's your money, and I look forward to working with the Florida legislature to return it back to y ou," Gov. Scott said in a press release. By r educing the rates, Gov. Scott hopes to put money back in the pockets of F loridians so they can invest in their own futures, something that State Rep. Debbie M ayfield, R-Vero Beach favors. "I support the proposal because it will provide some r elief to Floridians and roll back a temporary measure that was needed during the peak of the great recession," Re p. M ayfield said in an email. "N ow that our budget outlook has improved we should return this money to the taxpayer," she said.By Jessica Creaganjcreagan@hometownnewsol.com T aking a moment to look back on the yearINDIAN RIVER COUNTY While a day can seem to drag on forever, a y ear can fly by in the blink of an eye. In no particular order, here are some of the top stories H ometown News r eported in 2013. Dodgertown" name comes home After several years of a location and functionbased moniker, the baseball fields and sports complex on which major league baseball legends played and lived during spring training, have a familiar name. "H istoric Dodgertown Ve ro B each, Florida" is the official name of the stateof-the-art sports complex formerly used by the Br ooklyn, then Los Angeles Dodgers for 60 years of spring training. The 79-acre property and sports complex is leased until 2019 to an organization captained by P eter O'Malley, former Los Angeles Dodgers president. Mr. O'Malley worked for several years to gain legal permissions to use the iconic name "Dodgertown" at the Vero Beach facility. Elephants arrive in F ellsmere In May, a family of four African elephants, two adult females and two juvenile males, moved into the National Elephant Center in Fellsmere. Mo re than 70 Association of Zoos and Aquariums-accredited zoos have banded together to create the National Elephant C enter to provide a new model for elephant care and management. The organization's goal is to improve the elephant population's long-term viability and welfare. The center will not be open to the public, but will offer training for both elephants and elephant keepers, and occasionally be open to education programs to raise awareness about elephants and the work at the center, bringing attention to Fellsmere to a new audience for a different, and very large, re ason. A dult-teen sex case garners national attention A sex case involving an 18-year-old and a 14-yearold in Sebastian caught the attention of national news. The family of Kaitlyn H unt, then 18, launched a campaign in early 2013 to get the state to drop the charges against Ms. Hunt, saying the reason the 14y ear-old girl's family was pressing charges was because they didn't approve of a same-sex re lationship. The courts did not agree. 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the company that owns it has indicated they could work with the city to put a small lake on it, Mr. Mathes said. N ot only would the lakes hold water diverted from ditches, but it would also serve as a wetlands area and a recreational spot for the public. P aving roads and improving alleyways or right-ofways in the back portions of properties platted for utility use are two other solutions for rerouting rain water and decreasing flooding opportunities. "P aving our dirt roads would reduce particles in the water and improve drainage for relief from heavy rain events," Mr. M athes said in an interview. M any city alleyways are undeveloped, but the ditches there would be widened and improved for recreational use, he said. These east-west roads, r eally just paper rights-ofway, are an overgrown, ugly part of the city with no v alue," Mr. Mathes said. If the ditches are widened and greenway trails added for pedestrians or cyclists, it would aesthetically improve the area, provide new recreational space for residents and help with drainage, he said. Long, heavy rainfalls in a concentrated area could still r esult in some flooding, but having an improved storm water system will decrease the effect of the heavy rains, Mr. Mathes said. The capital projects for the storm water master plan will definitely be costly, and nothing is budgeted for or fully planned out as of yet. The projects will have to be tackled with a big picture mentality, not a short-term quick fix. The storm water funds are minimal as the city's storm water utility is still in its infancy, so it may be some time before these projects have a start date, Mr. Mathes said. How ever, the city will definitely be looking at grants to see if help for funding these projects can be found, he said. F or more information about upcoming city meetings or to view agendas,visit www.cityoffellsmere.org. VERO BEACH The Dogs F or Life assistance dog training program will have a place to call home next year, thanks to a $350,000 fundraising capital goal that was reached this winter after several years of campaigning. The nonprofit organization dedicated to improving quality of life for people and dogs through training mobility and hearing assistance dogs and service dogs for veterans will celebrate their fundraising feat with a ground breaking ceremony on the property at 11a.m. on Jan. 11. The nonprofit owns about 4 acres of land at the corner of 16th Avenue and 12th Street, and the facility will be constructed on that site, which also has a membership-only off-leash dog park. "W e' re a very small organization compared to the area we live in and we just couldn't pull it off by ourselves, but we had an anonymous $100,000 matching grant that really helped us," said Shelly Ferger, CEO and founder of Dogs For Life. S ince 2002, nearly 100 dogs have received training as mobility or hearing assistance dogs through the Dogs for Life training program, Ms. Ferger said. H earing dogs are trained to alert their companion of a door knock, a ringing telephone or even smoke alarms. M obility assistance dogs are taught to help their companions by retrieving fallen objects, acting as a guide, or help with anything that could be daunting to a person with physical challenges. S ince there hasn't been a building on the property, the dog training has been taking place outdoors, when the w eather permits, or in the dog's home, Ms. Ferger said. "W ith the building, we will be able to train year round, and we will be able to train dogs before they go into homes," she said. K athi Schumann donated a substantial gift to help Dogs F or Life with operations and start-up costs of the assistance dog training and administrative Center, a press r elease said. Mrs. Schumann has also joined the nonprofit's board of directors to offer critical help in expanding the veteran dog training program, the release said. One of the newest Dogs For Life training programs is equipping dogs for veterans with both physical challenges and post-traumatic stress disorder. "I t' s estimated that 80,000 veterans will retire to Florida in the next two years. These are young men and women and they aren't wanting medication, wheelchairs and crutches, they want dogs," Ms. Fe r ger said. Dogs trained to assist veterans perform tasks such as creating a barrier between their companion and other people if the veteran becomes nervous, looking both ways before entering a room and protecting their companion from behind, according to the Dogs F or Life website. "I r eceive calls from all over the country wanting to know if we have pre-trained dogs, and with this facility, we can hopefully expand our dog training program so we have dogs ready to go when they are needed," Ms. Ferger said. The nonprofit is fully accredited by Assistance Dogs I nternational, a coalition of not-for-profit organizations that train and place assistance dogs. The Dogs For Life off-leash dog park is located at 1230 16th Ave., Vero Beach. F or more information about training programs by Dogs For L ife or to make a donation call Ms.Ferger at (772) 5678969 or visit www.dogsforlifevb.org. 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File photo W aterF rom page A1vest season for snook closes Dec. 15 in Atlantic state and federal waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River, and will remain closed through Jan. 31, 2014, reopening to harvest Fe b. 1. Snook can continue to be caught and released during the closed season. G ulf state and federal waters, including Monroe C ounty and Everglades KnowF rom page A1 See KNOW, A4

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A look back at 2013ed by Ms. Hunt, and she was charged with two felonies of lewd and lascivious battery on a child between 12 and 16. As the investigation continued, evidence was presented that Ms. Hunt violated a court-issued no-contact order with the 14-year-old and she was taken back to jail and was held without bond. In O ctober, Ms. Hunt accepted a plea deal from that included jail time until Dec. 20, probation, community control, community service and her charges were downgraded to two counts of battery, two counts of interference with child custody and contributing to the dependency of a child. W ith compliance to the terms in the plea agreement, Ms. Hunt will not have any felony convictions, will not have to register as a sex offender and will have the opportunity to petition the court to seal or expunge this case. Lagoon health concerns lead to strict fertilizer regulations A new county-wide fertilizer ordinance nixes any use of fertilizer with phosphorous and calls for a halt of fertilizer with nitrogen from June through S eptember, the historical r ainy season. The ordinance does not exempt professional fertilizers, a re versal of a previous rule on the county books. F ines for violations of the ordinance were also established. The health of the lagoon is a hot topic, even outside of election season, and the fertilizer ordinance by county, which has also been adopted by municipalities for uniformity, is a r esult of people wanting to take an active part in helping the lagoon. Ac r es of sea grasses are dead or dying and the lack of food sources is taking a toll on the wildlife, experts have said. The Indian River County commissioners also agreed that the fertilizer with the nitrogen in it must contain slow-release nitrogen, workers in landscaping and lawn-care must take a state training course in fertilizers and be licensed and does not allow fertilizer to be placed within 10-feet of waterways. Ve ro B each Air Show r eturns After an 18-year hiatus, the Vero Beach Air Show r eturned to the Vero Beach M unicipal Airport, bringing high-flying aerobatic pilots, a squadron of vintage World War II aircraft, py r otechnics and even truck with a jet engine. The two-day event was brought back through the collaborated efforts of the Ex change Clubs of Vero B each, Indian River and the Treasure Coast, as well as the Veterans Council of I ndian River County. F unds raised at the twoday event went to the four organizations to be distributed for the prevention of child abuse and to assist local veterans. Another air show put on by the same organizations is already scheduled for M ay 10-11 and will feature the U.S. Navy F/A-18 flight demonstration team, "The B lue Angels." F lorida Tech challenge course opens In Ap r il, U.S. Army ROTC students from Florida Tech in Melbourne started training on a new, state-ofthe-art challenge course in F ellsmere. The approximately 18acre course is a joint partnership venture between the city of Fellsmere and www.HometownNewsOL.com F riday, December 27, 2013 Sebastian River Area A3 085770 085782SILVER € PLATINUM € DIAMONDS € ROLEXWe Offer Top Dollar & Pay CASH IMMEDIATELY! Old € New € BrokenWE BUY IT ALL!702 21st Street € Miracle MileWe Are ALocal Business Here Year Round772-563-0668Ve ro Estate Jewelry, Inc.WE BUY GOLD Se Habla Espaol 780616 Are you represented by a T.V.or Billboard lawyer? Is your lawyer pushing you to settle your case? Does your lawyer actually try cases in the courtroom? Is your lawyer a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer? 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For more information, go to sebastiansoccer.com.Cliff Partlow staff photographer Cliff Partlow /staff photographerWiley Robinson, of Melbourne Beach, shows his surfing skills as he spins over the top of a wave at Sebastian Inlet State Park Friday, Aug. 23. Cliff Partlow /staff photographerThe Elephants arrived at the National Elephant Center in Fellsmere in May. 'Thandi,' one of two adult females, showed her maternal instinct to protect the young males with a short, quick charge at the group, letting us know we were too close. TopF rom page A1 See TO P, A4A year in photos Save Money,Eat OUT!Save Money,Eat OUT! www.hometownnewsol.com 50 % OFFGift Certificates50 % OFFGift Certificates

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N ational Park closed Dec. 1 and will reopen to harvest March 1, 2014. This and other regular season closures are designed to help protect the species during vulnerable times such as cold w eather. V isit M yFWC.com/Fishing and click on "Saltwater F ishing" and "Recreational Regulations" for more information on snook. Memberships being accepted N ew members are being accepted into the Vero B each Christian Business Association. Dues investment is $150 for one year, with most of the dollars being donated to local Christian nonprofits. There is also an "Associate" member category for $100, designed for those Christian businesspeople and retirees who don't necessarily have a business affiliation with a Christian-owned business. F ounded as a nonprofit in 2004, the Vero Beach Christian Business Association is an equipping ministry for Christian business leaders. They hold monthly luncheons which are open to members and nonmembers alike. F or more information email the VBCBA board at info@vbcba.org or visit www.vbcba.org. F riday, December 27, 2013 A4 Sebastian River AreaHometown News 1-772-569-9908 € 5135 U.S. HWY1 €VEROBEACH086345MOORE MOTORS Moore Motors Would Like to Wish A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year To All of Our V alued Customers~ Thank You ~ 085778 085694 AFFORDABLE NON-LAWYERŽ SOLUTIONS, INC.The Name You Can Trust Since 1996Rebecca A. Temple A.S. Paralegal DegreeŽ Kimberly A. Temple A.S. 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AMYCOUSINO 085796Exp 01/31/14 €New Patients OnlyEXP. 01/31/14 Jody Houston, of F ellsmere Elementary School gets a hug from Misael Marceleno, 10, one of her fourth-grade students, after she was named the 2014 T eacher of the Year in February.Cliff Partlow staff photographer F lorida Tech and the school's Army ROTC program. The project is part of a long-range 100-acre eco-tourism effort the city planned. At certain times of the y ear, the elevated ropes courses, log climbs, alpine towers, cargo nets, vertical walls, sand traps, a 300-foot zip line and other course structures will be available for public use under supervision by challenge-course trained r epresentatives from the school. A dult arcades close, r eopen S tate legislators approved a bill this year that shut down many adult arcades but several in Indian River County have adjusted their business model and are back in business. I nstead of providing digital slot-machine style arcade games and other games where players can win prizes of gift cards or cash, establishments have converted their games to be for entertainment only, with no payouts, which are not a violation of the legislation, local law enforcement said. P hysical prizes are still given at some arcades, such as golf clubs, fans, coffee makers, but the establishments have taken a hit to their businesses. Legislators may bring up the issue in future sessions to clarify the restrictions. To r ead past articles in their entirety,visit www.myhometownnews.net.TopF rom page A3Lt. Maureen McDevit, a 25year-veteran paramedic firefighter, helps retrieve a rescue dummy in a stokesbasket from the rocks on north jetty of Sebastian Cliff Partlow staff photographerKnowF rom page A2 Students collect stockings for soldiersTREASURE COAST I ndian River State College Cr iminal Justice students collected hundreds of "S tockings to Soldiers" donations for several w eeks to help support the active military serving abroad during the holidays. The concept was to provide individuals, especially those who receive nothing during the holidays, with a Christmas stocking containing a snack, a small game, toiletries, and a Christmas card with the option of providing the name and address of the person donating. The students placed collection boxes at several locations throughout S outh Florida and were entirely responsible for collecting and organizing the items. The students also made their own generous contributions with cases of soups, noodles, crackers and other snack items. W ith the help of monetary donations, the "Stockings to Soldiers" items will be shipped in time for the holidays. F or more information, call (772) 462-7150 or visit tcpstc-info@irsc.edu.F or Hometown News NewsFP@hometownnewsol.com Program announces no waiting list' for child care assistance INDIAN RIVER COUNTY For many working families in Indian River County, child care is one of the highest costs in the household budget. Although child care is a necessity that enables parents to work, the high price of child care is a financial burden that can force many families to compromise on the quality of their child care program. M any families don't realize that The Early Learning C oalition of Indian River, Ma r tin and Okeechobee counties provides eligible families with financial assistance toward early childhood services. In the past, there have been as many as 800 children on a waiting list to receive this financial assistance in Indian River C ounty. At this time, there is no waiting list, and ELC is encouraging Indian River C ounty families who need help paying for child care to apply now for assistance. This is the first time in r ecent memory that the ELC has not had a waiting list and is able to offer eligible I ndian River County applicants a shortened time period to receive childcare assistance," said Jacki Jackson, ELC CEO/executive director. "W e were able to use existing funds to offer child care assistance to 300 children that had been on our current waiting list and still have additional funding available. We are excited to be in a position, especially at this time of year, where we can quickly help families provide their children with these early learning opportunities." This assistance is available through the School R eadiness program and is an income eligible program that requires parents to be working or enrolled in school at least 20 hours per w eek. Those who meet the re quirements can apply online at http://www.elcirmo.org/p/16/school-readiness, by calling (877) 2201223, Ext. 260 or in person at 2459 St. Lucie Avenue in Ve ro B each, Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. F or more information about the Early Learning Coalition and its programs that give children a competitive start in life,visit http://www.elcirmo.org.F or Hometown News NewsFP@hometownnewsol.comW e're all winners here Subscribe for FREE T oday!Knowledge is a terrible thing to waste...www .hometownnewsol.com 086177Debbies Hair PamperingA Full Service Paul Mitchell Signature SalonW alk-ins Welcome 484 USHwy. 1, Sebastian In Riverview Park Plaza 581-0850 EVERY TUESDAY EVERY WEDNESDAYNew Clients Only Expires 1/4/14 Must present adOFF ANY SERVICECannot be combined. Expires 1/4/14 Must present ad15% 15%$5.00OFF PERMS OFF ANY SERVICE FOR SENIOR CITIZENS Happy New Y ear!

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TREASURE COAST The F lorida Department of H ealth reminds pregnant women, and those looking to become pregnant, that the 2013-14 flu season is underway and to make sure they get vaccinated against influenza. The Department recommends that all individuals six months of age and older r eceive the flu vaccination each year. It is especially important for pregnant women to be vaccinated due to the increased risk of complications associated with contracting the flu while pregnant. The Department has received several reports of pregnant women with influenza-like illness from around the state, including one confirmed death and four severe cases in which women have been admitted into critical care units. The flu vaccination is safe and will protect the mother, the unborn child, and will also help protect babies during the first months after birth. Pr egnant women should also be reminded to get immunized by a flu shot injection. Standard dose nasal spray vaccines, while effective for people ages two through 49, are not recommended for use by pregnant women. "I t is highly advised that pregnant women receive the influenza vaccination either before or during pregnancy," said Dr. Celeste Philip, D eputy Secretary for Health and Deputy State Health Officer for Children's Medical Services. "Flu can be a serious health concern for both the expecting mother and their unborn child. Pr egnant women should take all precautionary steps possible to protect themselves and their babies against influenza this season." A dditional flu prevention steps include washing your hands often, keeping your hands away from your face and covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when sneezing and coughing. S ymptoms of the flu include headache, fever, severe cough, runny nose or body aches. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, see your primary care provider immediately for guidance on treatment. For more information on pregnant women and influenza, visit www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/vaccine/pregnant.htm. F lu vaccines are offered in many locations, including doctor's offices, clinics, health departments, retail stores, pharmacies, health centers, and by many employers and schools. It is important for you and your family members to get a flu v accine every year. Check with your physician, your local county health department or visit www.floridahealth.gov/prevention-safety-and-wellness/flu-preventi on/locate-a-flu-shot.html to search for a location to re ceive a flu vaccine. www.HometownNewsOL.com F riday, December 27, 2013 Sebastian River Area A5 086204Licensed & Insured € Impact Glass € Wood Interior / Exterior Doors € Patio & Sliding Glass Doors € Framed / Frameless Shower Units € Schlage & Fusion Hardware € Mirror WrapsAffordable Decorative Doors or Glass Inserts for the New Year!2426 SE Federal HwyStuart (772) 463-6500¨ 086209 T rust Your Neighbor For Your Community PaperUnbeatable Rates and Coverage the Most Read Paper in Town. P amela Rapp-ParrisPRapp@hometownnewsol.com772-913-0711A local trusted face in advertising30 years proven.086189 Arrests listed were made from Dec.11 to Dec.17, 2013Ve ro Beach Police Department Jacob Lynn Bicht, 21, 945 17th Lane Southwest, Vero Beach, was charged with aggravated assault.Indian River County Sheriff's Office Daniel Jason Bullins, 35, 1972 Big Cypress St., Palm Bay, was charged with violation of probation.He was on probation for two counts of possession of controlled substances without prescriptions. Roberto Elman Diaz, 49, 2426 First St.S.W., Vero Beach, was charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle. Sotirios Hantzos, 27, 125 Whippoorwill Drive, Palm Coast, w as charged with violation of probation.He was on probation for possession of a controlled substance. Angenetta Shonta Wayne, 47, 105 Beauford Drive, Fort Pierce, w as charged with burglary, possession of cocaine, tampering with or destroying evidence and misdemeanor charges of criminal mischief and possession of drug paraphernalia. Michael Vincent Novakowski, 26, 6216 Sixth Place, Vero Beach, w as charged with grand theft and a misdemeanor charge of driving while license suspended with knowledge. Jeanine Renee Rivera, 51, 6147 97th St., Sebastian, was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to sell and a misdemeanor charge of violation of probation.She was on probation for driving under the influence and refusal to submit to testing. Rory Cassidy Spence, 44, 4141 16th St., Apt.1502, Vero Beach, was charged with possession of hydrocodone. Clint Brandon Story, 31, 3025 10th Parkway, Vero Beach, was charged with violation of probation.He was on probation for possession of cannabis. Mark George Yates, 41, Five Isabella Ave., Sebastian, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor charges of no Florida driver license and giving a false name while detained. William Gonzalez, 25, 2120 Dawson Court, St.Cloud, was charged with third-degree grand theft and burglary of an occupied dwelling. Walter Edward Hope, 54, 4055 41st Ave., Apt.IRCJ, Vero Beach, w as charged with violation of probation.He was on probation for sexual battery. Tiewon Saheed Miller, 23, 4775 38th Circle, Vero Beach, was charged with third-degree grand theft, fraudulent use of a credit card and six counts of criminal use of personal identification information. Rashard Deshaun Williams, 22, 2421 Seventh Court S.W., V ero Beach, was charged with gr and theft of an automobile and misdemeanor charges of theft and driving while license suspended with knowledge. Jamie Artavian Brown, 27, 4055 41st Ave., Vero Beach, was charged with domestic violence aggravated battery and false imprisonment. Nicole Lynn Morgan, 35, 72 Highland Court, Indialantic, was charged with driving while license suspended, habitual offender. Lester E.Sumner, 49, 8425 102nd Ave., Vero Beach, was charged with violation of probation.He was on probation for possession of cocaine. Joshua Clint Walker, 32, 510 61st Ave., Vero Beach, was charged with robbery. Jorin Dale Brow, 27, 6803 Citr us Park, Apt.303, Lake Wood Pa r k, was charged with dealing in stolen property and misdemeanor charges of resisting a merchant and shoplifting/retail theft. Mary Caprice Mullen, 50, 2102 14th Place, Vero Beach, was charged with possession of h ydrocodone and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Marlon Carlynton Clarke, 36, 3071 Northwest 43 St., Apt.8, Lauderdale Lakes, was charged with driving while license suspended, habitual offender. Kimberly Lay McMath, 50, 14755 95th St., Fellsmere, was charged with second-degree gr and theft. Siovhan Marie McMiller, 30, 3950 Lincoln Drive, Vero Beach, w as charged with violation of probation.She was on probation for f elony petit theft. Jay Allen Robbins, 36, 1228 24th St., Lot 38, Vero Beach, was charged with possession of child pornography and sexual battery of a child younger than 12, perpetrator 18 or older. Frances Peige Ball, 31, 5737 38th St., Vero Beach, was charged with violation of probation.She w as on probation for possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine. Phillip Leroy Bechard, 19, 822 Majestic Ave., Sebastian, was charged with violation of probation.He was on probation for giving false ownership or identification information to a secondhand dealer. Justin Royce Goren, 22, 2051 15th Lane, Vero Beach, was charged with possession of marijuana. Christopher Brandon Lauterbach, 21, 1526 21st Ave., Southw est, Vero Beach, was charged with two counts of violation of probation and possession of alprazolam.He was on probation for giving false ownership or identification information to a secondhand dealer and possession of cannabis, ecstasy and alprazolam. Ryan John McCarton, 28, 1934 23rd Ave., Apt.2, Vero Beach, was charged with resisting arrest with violence, corruption by threat, burglary, attempted burglary of an occupied dwelling, aggravated battery on a person older than 65 and misdemeanor charges of criminal mischief, battery, resisting arrest without violence, driving under the influence and resisting arrest without violence. Patrick Richard Reilly, 23, 1727 State Road A1A, Apt.203, V ero Beach, was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Edward Joseph Watson, 51, 2161 S.W.Airoso Blvd, Port St. Lucie, was charged with felony petit theft.Police report Editor's note: This is a list of arrests,not convictions, and all arrestees are presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty in a court of law. Health reminder for pregnant women F or Hometown News NewsFP@hometownnewsol.com College offers fast track trainingINDIAN RIVER COUNTY S tudents interested in a handson career in the construction industry should consider the I ndian River State College FastTr ack training program in Air C onditioning, Heating and R efrigeration with classes held conveniently at the Gifford Alternative Education Center in Indian River County. Classes are offered Monday, T uesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights from 5:3010:30 p.m. Located in the center of Indian River County, the Gifford Alternative Education Center at 4680 28th Court in Vero B each is an easily accessible location for anyone ready to get on track for a rewarding career. The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration program has a fast-track schedule that moves students quickly from the education field to the work place. Each course lasts eight w eeks. Upon completion these courses can also be used towards earning an Associate in Applied Science degree in Air Conditioning, Heating, and R efrigeration Systems Technology with IRSC. F lorida residents pay $432.75 for each of the courses and are eligible for financial aid coverage. F or more information visit www.irsc.edu or contact K atie N all,Muller Campus Program Di r ector at knall@irsc.edu or by phone at (772) 226-2525.F or Hometown News NewsFP@hometownnewsol.com

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A6 THIS WEEKS LUCKY THIS WEEKS LUCKYBUMPER STICKER VEHICLE Is this your license plate number? Go to the nearest HTNOffice to verify by noon Tuesday.GET YOUR BUMPER STICKER TODAY! STOPBY ANY OFFICEOR CALL!!! CONGRATULATIONS TOLASTWEEKS WINNEROF$100, MICHELEMEISNER OFSEBASTIAN! I My VOLUSIA CO. 386-322-5900 BREVARD CO. 321-242-1013INDIANRIVER/MARTIN/ST LUCIE CO.772-465-5656 080036WIN$100 WIN$100This W eeks Prize This W eeks Prize VIEWPOINTFRIDAY, DEC. 27, 2013 HOMETOWN NEWS WWW.HOMETOWNNEWSOL.COM A home for the piggiesCliff Partlow /staff photographerThe Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County needs you help placing three rescued Vietnamese potbelly pigs. These three have been together practically since birth and need to be adopted together. Ilka Daniels, director of protective services, offers from left, Sweet Pea, Samson and Squealy a treat. For more information, call (772) 388-3331 ext. 10. 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Acouple of weeks ago we r an my article on going to www.speedtest.net to check the speed of your internet connection. Now, speedtest.net has been around for a long time and they do have a solid r eputation for giving unbiased results to people who visit the site to check their internet speed but there is one fly in the ointment that people need to watch out for advertisements. Like many sites out there that provide a free service, they make enough money to stay online by running advertisements. P eople often ask me how services like SpeedTest.net can offer their service for free and most of the time they do it with ads that line the top, bottom and sides of their w ebsite. Just about every site out there from Y ahoo.com to F acebook use advertisements to fund their business so the presence of ads on a w ebsite comes as no surprise to me. After a while you learn to tune them out and that's an important skill to acquire. J ust like when you watch TV y ou automatically tune out the advertisements, when y ou are surfing the web you have to learn to tune out the ads that are a constant companion every step of the way. M any of the websites that r un banner ads often have many ads loaded up in a r otation. That means that each time you visit the site y ou may see a different ad then you saw the last time that you visited the site. U nfortunately there are unscrupulous advertisers out on the internet that use trickery to lure unsuspecting people into clicking their ad by disguising their ads to look like they are a legitimate part of the website that the ad is hosted on. And this is the pitfall that some readers emailed and called to complain about. Y ou see, S peedTest.net does r un ads at the top, bottom and sides of their page. The complaints that I got were from readers who had visited the site and were tricked by the clever wording and design of one of the banner ads in the rotation. The ad in question used the same color background as the SpeedTest page and added a button that said something like "B efore you begin the test, click here to speed up your computer." Clicking the button whisks the unsuspecting visitor away from the S peedTest site and then convinces the user to install some system optimization crap that has nothing to do with SpeedTest. And SpeedTest.net isn't the only site that has had this form of hijacking forced upon its users. I've seen similar ads at Download.com where you go to download a particular piece of software and there are ads all over the place that say "Download No w" in the hopes that people will click the ad thinking that the ad is the correct button to complete their download. It's enough to drive you nuts! So what lesson can we take away from this? Well the first thing I'd like to point out is that when I write a column like the one I wrote about S peedTest.net I give specific instructions. In that column I wrote "go to www.speedtest.net and click the begin test' button." I didn't write speedtest.com, I didn't write "click the click here to speed up your computer' button" and I certainly did not instruct anyone to download and install anything. It's important to stay on task and if something deviates from instructions slow down for a second and look for the button that I did say to click. If y ou ever have any trouble following the instructions in one of my columns, stop and give me a call. My number is at the end of every column and I'll be happy to help. I know the internet can be a tricky place especially if you're not computer savvy. S ean McCarthy fixes computers. He can be re ached at (888) 752-9049 or help@ComputeThisOnline.c om (No Hyphens!)Be careful of the advertisement trap COMP UTE T HISSE AN MCCARTHY Discrimination against single people?A local golf course charges a married couple $1,203 for an annual membership but they charge single people $1,792. Why are they charging them $500 more? Why do they discriminate against single people? That's not right. L eave dogs homeI recently went to an art show and was surprised by the number of dogs present. Dogs don't know a thing about art. I didn't go there to see and hear dogs. I went to view art. I don't understand why some people feel it necessary to bring one, two and three dogs to those types of events. I have a dog, and I wouldn't bring him to an art show. Some dog owners are so inconsiderate.F acing childhood obesity I worry about the children who are overweight. I think that this attention and measurement is detrimental. It will hold children up to the ridicule of their peers. Ye s, tell the schools to have healthy choices of fruits and veggies. Yes, get rid of the vending machines. Yes, get back to two or three recesses, with one being a structured exercise class, per day. Yes, have health classes explaining the v alue of healthy eating and daily exercise. No do not measure a child's body fat and no do not send a form home to the parent to tell them their child is overw eight. Come on, use some common sense. Why hurt a child, emotionally, in a quest for social engineering? Clean up after your pupThe park walk is a dog's delight. Tr ees, birds, squirrels and you. What more could he want? How about when he does the do? Do you grab a bag and pick up the pooh before it gets on my shoe? There's more to being a good owner and my neighbor than puppy kisses, playing ball and pats on the head.Put an end to gossipI'm so sorry I'm stuck here with you. I'm talking about the 85 percent of the population who likes to spread r umors and lies someone else made up. Ye s, people make up lies to suit their needs. It sometimes seems all people have is to talk poorly about others. J udging and gossiping is used to divide, not unite. Whenever you find (or think you find) fault in others through being self-righteous, it is often based on fear, ignorance and sometimes hatred. Before spreading gossip: 1. Wonder if it's really true or something embellished. Ne ver take hearsay as truth and never pass it along. 2. How do you know if it is or isn't true? Do you know where it started? Does it seem too unreal to be true? If so, it probably is false. 3. Who started it? Was their perception and interpretation correct or something imagined? 4. If you spread lies and degrade others does this make y ou feel superior? 5. Are you already living in fear? Do parents unconsciously put fear in their children? 6. In the end, lies and gossip can ruin a whole community. Do your part and stop rumors before they start and ruin y our community or put you in fear unnecessarily. Find the truth, it's easy. P lato said, "Don't commit haphazard talk. Speak only the truth." If y ou don't really know, all you have is your imagination. So you might as well jump over the cliff. You'll be happier without judgment. Try it. Enjoy healing speech for the holidays. You are no better than anyone else. Get used to it. O therwise, start running. Anyone can make up a lie about y ou, too.Congestion is too muchI've been living in Vero Beach close to 30 years. The congestion is getting too much. Why can't something be done? There are no grocery stores on route 60 near the I-95 exit and it's too crowded to get to the one near Oslo and 58th. What are those who live in the trailer parks supposed to do?Remove the homelessCity officials in Fort Pierce need to do something about the quality of life in the city. There are boarding houses off U.S. 1, and homeless people living everywhere. They are panhandling and lining the streets in downtown Fort Pierce. We need to move them near the I-95 exit. Self-centered AmericansAmericans never cease to amaze me. They are self-centered and conceited. They think they are the smartest on earth. They think they have invented everything. Everyone should have a corrupt government like us and have thieving businessmen like us. What can you expect from a polyglot nation that's made up of misfits? U nlike most industrial nations, Americans lack class and culture. We are like a herd of wild animals. We stole everything from the Indians and the Mexicans, but have claimed this land as ours. L egal aliens have it easyY ou want free health care, public schooling, and in-state tuition, welfare and driver licenses for illegal aliens all in hope of votes and what you see as loyal minions. Di d it ever occur to you and some Republicans that you will all be voted out? W ake up. They already have their own people ready to step in. I know how hard you fight for felons and illegal aliens to vote, just about as hard as you try to block our brave soldier's votes. At least some felons are legal citizens. What part of illegal is so hard to understand? Cr ossing our borders is just the first law that is broken. I consider it invading a sovereign country. Driving and holding a license is a privilege. I know a few people that have been jailed for losing this privilege. What about the issue of identity theft and giving out false social security numbers? Again, American citizens are jailed for this crime. My daughters could not cross lines to attend public schools, y et illegal aliens are welcomed with open arms. My children could not travel to an out of state school and expect to get in-state tuition, yet we give them to illegal aliens not to mention every form of public aid and top priority for scholarships. There is absolutely no respect for this country. Now, the M exican flag is flown over ours. They have the right to be patriotic to a country they fled, in our homeland; yet, we have to fight to be patriotic in our own country. Enough is enough; I'd move my family to Mexico when it finally empties out, but guess what, you can never become a full citizen there. Funny, their southern border is protected by the military. Got something to say? Call the Hometown Rants & Raves line at (772) 465-5504or e-mail newsfp@hometownnewsol.com. C allers are asked to refrain from making slanderous statements.Statements of fact will be checked for accuracy.

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www.HometownNewsOL.com F riday, December 27, 2013 Sebastian River Area A7 Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-6pm4000 Dixie Hwy NE (US1) Palm Bay palmbayjewelers.comIf your new bracelet is too loose,or your new ring too tight, No problem dont worry We  ll size it just right!321-725-3451 080188 780612 086096 College-museum collaboration earns awardINDIAN RIVER COUNTY The Vero Beach Museum of Art and Indian River State College were recognized for their partnership and collaboration in a dual-enrollment program project this month. A stroll in the art museum's galleries through Jan. 5 will re veal breathtaking photographs from around the word in "Simply Beautiful: Photographs from National Geographic," and right next to it are other examples of beauty, and these are much closer to home. In a project dubbed "From STEM to STEAM: Putting Arts in STEM," the museum and I ndian River County high school students dual-enrolled at Indian River State College, have been creating art projects, and the fall 2013 project features a digital photo display of the Indian River Lagoon. The project emphasizes the lagoon and promotes lagoon awareness, said Shanti S anchez, school and youth programs manager for the museum. The collaboration with the college has been going on since at least the fall of 2012 and has received attention from a state organization that promotes campus-community partnerships, Florida Campus Compact. E ducation experts promote science, technology engineering and math, or STEM, frequently, but the truth is, arts programs are just as significant in the well-rounded education of students, Ms. S anchez said. De veloping creativity in students or showing students how they can be creative is v aluable because it can show them how they can share their knowledge and skills in unique ways, she said. The 15 students that participated in the project r esearched and learned about the local properties owned and preserved by the Indian River Land Trust, as well as the I ndian River Lagoon, and the challenges the area faces because of the loss of sea grasses. In all, the project really connected art, math and science, as well as community service, Ms. Sanchez said. The project will be on display until Jan. 5, after which it will be taken down and sent to the Tallahassee offices of state legislators, along with letters written by the students about what they learned about their local environment, Ms. S anchez said. Pr evious "From STEM to STEAM" projects include creating recycled puppets to accompany a spring 2013 exhibit "Recycled Dreams" by P ablo Cano, and a sculpture made with 600 soup cans for a fall 2012 pop art exhibit. The cans were donated by P ublix Supermarkets and after the exhibit closed, the cans were given to a nonprofit that helps people in need. Fo r more information about "From STEM to STEAM"collaboration or exhibits at the art museum,call (772) 2310707 or visit www.verobeachmuseum.org.Arts and science is a winning combinationBy Jessica Creaganjcreagan@hometownnewsol.com Photo courtesy of Indian River State CollegeJared Brewster and Sam Mingear, Vero Beach High School and Indian River State College dual-enrollment students, display the digital photo exhibit of the Indian River Lagoon created for a joint program between the college and the V ero Beach Museum of Art. The two entities recently earned an award for campus-community collaboration for the project. Rolling for a strike T atiana Wallace, 9, shows off her best bowling form. Cliff Partlow staff photographer The Youth Guidance Mentoring and Activities Program held its annual holiday party over three days at Vero Bowl. The Teen Group, Karate Group and Girls Group along with volunteers, children and staff celebrated the holidays with bowling, a pizza party and some present exchanges. As of now, there are 400 children in the program and only 61 mentors. Volunteers and donations are needed more than ever. F or more information, call (772) 770-5040 or visit youthguidanceprogram.org.Cliff Partlow /staff photographerAbove: Eight-year-old Jatalia Hammond waits to roll her ball while Marlin Thompkins, 9, gets his ball. L eft: Debriona Thompkins adds some underhand to her bowling form. Cliff Partlow staff photographer

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Sebastian River AreaVERO BEACH Soft lights shining in twilight, illuminating lush foliage, spiky palms and mammoth trees it sounds like a fairy tale, but it's reality in Vero Beach. The McKee Botanical Ga r den is opening its doors for a few evenings before the end of the year, and the beautiful Floridian and tropical plants will be the stars of the show as some plants and garden pathways are lit up with thousands of little lights. The "Nights of Lights" event will take place Dec. 28-30 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p .m. As a special treat, Mc Ke e' s holiday G-scale model train display will also be available for viewing. The train display this y ear features four trains r unning on 200 feet of track. A small group of garden volunteers spend about 200 hours updating the buildings and figures and putting the display together for visitors to enjoy, said Kelly Susino, marketing director for the garden. What really distinguishes our train is the level of detail. It's very impressive," she said. The garden closes at 5 p .m. all throughout the y ear, and is only open at night for three events annually, and "Night of Lights" is one of them, staff said. The holiday season is a busy time for many people, and the number of projects and obligations pre-holiday can be overwhelming," said Christine H obart, executive director of the botanical garden, in a press release. Whether entertaining visitors or simply looking for an activity to enjoy with SEBASTIAN "Concerts in the Park" is back for its 15th year! Come out and enjoy an evening on the Indian River Lagoon at Riverview Park in Sebastian from 5:30-8 p.m. as we showcase some of the area's local bands! Fr om Bluegrass and O ldies, to Rock and Jazz, there's certainly something for everyone's musical taste! There will be food and refreshments for sale by New York Nick's H ot Dogs, Bluebird Concession, Walter's Fun F oods, Lacarde Ice Cream; and the Lions Club of S ebastian will be selling popcorn! During intermission, the crowd will have a chance to win giveaways from the local business community. Bring y our lawn chair and blanket (and your appetite), and enjoy the music and ri ver breezes! These concerts are free and fun for the entire family. "C oncerts in the Park" series is a partnership with the Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of S ebastian. The concert series is Sponsored by: FPL, Sebastian River Medical Center, Bay Street P harmacy, Waste Management, Oculina Bank, and RE/Max Crown Realty. C oncert Series line up for 2014: J an. 10 St. John's Wood (British Rock) Fe b. 7 Professor Pennygoode's Mighty Flea Circus (Swing, 50s Rockabilly, Jumpy Blues) Fe b .21 Porchdogs (Louisiana Cajun, Zydeco, Southern Rock, Bluegrass, Classic Rock) Ma r ch 7SRHS Jazz Ensemble and Steel Drum Ba nd (Jazz) Ma r ch 28Bobby Owen THROUGHFRIDAY, DEC. 27 Riverside Children's T heatreRCT On The Go presents "Goldilocks and the T hree Bears," Annie Morton T heatre, Riverside Children's T heatre, Vero Beach, 1:30 p.m. The familiar tale comes to life on the Vero Beach stage. Cost: $6. W ebsite: www.riversidetheatre.com.FRIDAY, DE C. 27 Nikki Talley and Jason Sharp will perform at 8 p.m. at Inlet Wine and Brew, 13401 U.S. 1, Sebastian. All ages show. F or more information on the duo, visit nikkitalley.com. F or more information on the show, call (772) 589-4445.FRIDAY, DE C. 27 SAT URDAY, DE C. 28 Riverside Theatre presents "The Comedy Zone," W axlax Stage, Riverside Theatre, Vero Beach, 7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. F eaturing Patrick Garrity and Gid Pool. Cost: $15 for show only, $25 for show and food voucher. Website: www.riversidetheatre.com.SAT URDAY, DE C. 28 MONDAY, DE C. 30 Nights of Lights McKee Botanical Garden, Vero Beach, 6 p.m. Stroll along candlelit pathways through a sea of sparkling lights and view the holiday train display. Cost: Garden admission fees apply. W ebsite: www.mckeegarden.org.SUNDAY, DE C. 29 Jack Hanna-Into the W ild," Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce, 3 p.m. An unscripted and action-packed show discovering amazing animals and cu ltures. Cost: $25 for students, $30 or $35 for adults. Website: www.sunrisetheatre.com.TH ROUGHDEC. 31 Purrr-fect show:' Cat related artwork by Flametree residents and other area clay artists will be the focus of this show. Show continues through Dec. 31 during regular hours, Wednesday through Saturday, from noon to 5 p.m. A portion of the sales from the show benefits "The Cats Meow Rescue and Adoption Center," 126 43rd A venue, founded by Barbara Eakins, run by a handful of dedicated volunteers and currently funded by Barbara, individual donations and a few local businesses. For more information, call (772) 202-2810 or visit www.flametreeclay.com.TUESDAY, DEC. 31 Noon Year's Eve Skate:' 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Skate F actory, 485 27th Avenue S.W., Vero Beach. Meant for children under age 10. $7 entry fee includes skate rental, hats, horns, balloon drop with prizes. "Midnight" celebrated at 3 p.m. Advance ticket not required. F or more information, call (772) 7943373 or visit www.skatefactory.us. All Night Skate: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. on New Year's Day, Skate Factory, 485 27th A venue S.W., Vero Beach. Meant for children ages 10 and over. $20 per person includes party favors, balloon drop, chance at $1,000 in cash and prizes. On-duty police officer and adult supervision provided. Advance ticket not required. Fo r more information, call (772) 794-3373 or visit www.skatefactory.us. See OUT, B2 S ebastianEntertainmentDining &SECTION B WWW.HOMETOWNNEWSOL.COM FRIDAY, DEC. 27, 2013Make glowing garden visit a post-Christmas treatARIES March 21/April 20Aries, enjoy some welldeserved time off. Life has taken on a hectic pace of late, but some much-needed time to rest, relax and recharge has finally arrived.TA URU S April 21/May 21T aurus, hidden feelings come to the surface, and this will prove a pleasant surprise. Let things play out this week, and you will get some peace.GEMINI May 22/June 21Gemini, your friends are up to something and they want it to remain a surprise. Keep your distance, and don't let your curiosity get the better of you.CA NCE R June 22/July 22A temporary situation at work may alter your plans for a few days, Cancer. But don't let changes stop you from scheduling some down time with your friends.LEO July 23/Aug. 23Leo, think things through before swinging into action. Run your ideas by someone close, and consider all of your options. This will ensure you make the best decision.VIRGO Aug. 24/Sept. 22Y our confidence about the future is a byproduct of the past, Virgo. You have learned from past mistakes and are ready to forge ahead and turn your hard work into results.LIBRA Sept. 23/Oct. 23Libra, now is the time to address some relationship issues that you have been avoiding. Deal with them in a straightforward way, and you will be glad you did.SC O RPI O Oct. 24/Nov. 22A demanding schedule makes it impossible for you to be bored this week, Scorpio. However, if you desire a little time to decompress, you can fit it into your schedule.See SCOPES, B2 W eek of 12-20-2013Out &about Botanical garden to open on select eveningsBy Jessica Creaganjcreagan@hometownnewsol.com See MCKEE, B4 Finding beauty in the ordinary Music fills the air with park seriesF or Hometown News NewsFP@hometownnewsol.com Cliff Partlow /staff photographerJimmy Allen, a member of the Sebastian Craft Club, shows off his landscape wheels made of antique glass, plates, cups and bicycle rims during the club's show and sale Saturday, Dec. 7 in Riverview Park.See PAR K, B5 Helping to make the holidays brighterMs. Debra Barnes' first grade class, at Fellsmere Elementary School, made special angel ornaments for the Indian River Habitat Home Center ReStore's HabiTree to help make sure Habitat homeowner children will have a happy Christmas. Habitat Family Services staff member Debbie Meeker and volunteer Colleen Audette worked with first grade teacher Debra Barnes on the annual project, and the children produced a tree full of unique ornaments as they learned about sharing and helping others. Photo courtesy of Habitat for Humanity

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New Year's Eve celebration Sebastian Elks Lodge, 73 1 Fleming Street, Sebastian. T heme is "It's Midnight Somewhere." Cocktails start at 6 p.m., followed by prime rib dinner at 7:30 p.m. Little Debbi will provide music through the evening for dancing and listening. Hats, noisemakers and champagne will be provided to ring in the New Year at 10 p.m., followed by pastries and coffee afterward. Tickets are $30 per person in the Elks Lounge through Dec. 29. Proceeds of this event will go to Elks charities, such as the Children's Therapy Services, the Y outh Camp in Umatilla, local scholarships, more. Call (772) 589-1516 for more information. T heatre-Go-Round presents "Milestones and Memories," 1 4th Avenue Steakhouse, Vero Beach, 4:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. A dinner theater production encompassing 50 years of musical hits from the 1940s through the 1980s. Cost: To be announced. W ebsite: www.theatregorounddinnertheatre.com.WEDNESDAY, JAN. 1 Eagles Nest Hangover Open Team Scramble:' 8:30 a.m. shotgun start, Sebastian Golf Club. Everyone is welcome. Bring your own foursome or be placed in one. F ood, fun, prizes. Fee is $50 by Dec. 27; $55 after that date. F ee includes golf, traditional roast pork dinner, plus draft beer, iced tea and soda. Bloody Mary specials available. Sign up forms available in Eagles Nest restaurant; see T heresa or bartender. For more information, visit www.EaglesNestRestaurant.co m First Day Hike: 8 a.m., Sebastian Inlet State Park. Meet at the Day Use Area parking lot on Highway A1A, half-mile south of the Sebastian Inlet Bridge. Ranger-led moderate beach/inlet walk that will be two miles in length. No pets, no smoking. Bring a water bottle, comfortable walking shoes, bug spray, hat and sun protection as appropriate. Regular park entry fees apply. F or more information, visit http://www.floridastateparks.o rg/sebastianinlet/events.cfm.THURSDAY, JAN. 2 Classic Film Series: 3 p.m., North Indian River County Library, 1001 Sebastian Blvd., Sebastian. Showing The Red Shoes,' a 1948 British drama starring Moira Shearer that's often found on best film lists. Call (772) 589-1355 for more information.TH ROU GH FRIDAY, J AN. 3 Our Beautiful Waters' exhibit: An invitational exhibit to benefit the Environmental Learning Center, hosted at Gallery 14, 1911 14th Ave., V ero Beach. The Last Call reception will be held Friday, Jan. 3, from 5-8 p.m. F or more information, visit www.gallery14verobeach.com.F RID A Y, JAN. 3 An Evening with Neil Sedaka," Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce, 8 p.m. Singer-songwriter and author Neil Sedaka will perform. Cost: $59 or $69 per person. W ebsite: www.sunrisetheatre.com.F RID A Y, JAN. 3 APRIL 27 Art exhibition McKee Botanical Garden, Vero Beach, times vary. The garden presents the "J. Seward Johnson, Jr. Sculpture Exhibition," a collection of 20 lifesize bronze casts depicting real people performing every day activities. Cost: Garden admission fees apply. W ebsite: www.mckeegarden.org.SA TURDAY, JAN. 4 Craft show Riverview P ark, Sebastian, 10 a.m. Hosted by the Craft Club of Sebastian. Rain date: Jan. 5. Cost: Free. W ebsite: www.sebastiancraftclub.com.SUN DA Y, JAN. 5 Art in the park Humiston P ark, Vero Beach, 10 a.m. A monthly fine arts and crafts show by Vero Beach Art Club members. Free. W ebsite: www.verobeachartclub.org.TUESDAYS, JAN. 7 FEB. 4 Film studies course Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. or 7 p.m. Topic to be discussed is "Inside/Outside: Films from and about Cuba." $50 for museum members, $70 for non-members. W ebsite: www.verobeachmuseum.org.THURSDAY, JAN. 9 The Atlantic Classical Orchestra presents "Opening Night Master Works," W axlax Center for the Performing Arts at St. Edwards School, Vero F riday, December 27, 2013 B2 Sebastian River AreaHometown News 780499 1140 US 1 SEBASTIAN€ 589-8989MON-SAT11AM-10PM € SUNCLOSEDGIFTCERTIFICATESAV AILABLEJoin us on Facebook or visit our websitewww.vicspizzafl.com EVERY DAY EARLYBIRD3:00PM6:30PM Shrimp Cocktails € Antipasto Siciliano € Spanikopita Bites V eal ScaloppiniServed with mushrooms, roasted peppers, and marinara sauce with a side of broccoliStuffed TilapiaServed in a scampi sauce Over Fresh Spinach with a side of mixed vegetables Stuffed with shrimpT hree Cheese Stuffed ShellsW ith provolone, mozzarella, ricotta, and marinara sauce Served with soup or salad and garlic knots DINNERSPECIALS APPETIZERS B E S T I T A L I A NR E S T A U R A N TB Y R E A D E R S O FSE B A S T I A N086187DINEINORDINEOUT... 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Crafts booths will emphasize recycling and r e-using materials and will feature native plants and animals, particularly those that are vanishing from the state. A dmission is free, and free parking is available using shuttle service provided from satellite locations nearby. Music will once again be provided by everyone's favorites, The River Rats. The Environmental Learning Center is located north of Vero Beach off C ounty Road 510 at the end of the Wabasso Bridge. Its 64-acre campus includes exhibit areas, native plant gardens, picnic facilities, gift shop, and visitor center. ELC membership benefits, a list of its many field excursions, EcoVentures, including nature walks, canoe excursions, and boating adventures can be found at www.DiscoverELC.org.F or Hometown News NewsFP@hometownnewsol.com SAG ITTARIUS Nov. 23/Dec. 21Sagittarius, while you may be anxious about the future, make sure you enjoy the here and now and not wish the present away too soon. New friends come into your life.CA PRI CO RN Dec. 22/Jan. 20Capricorn, react swiftly to stressful situations, but do so with a clear head and conscience. Once a situation has been resolved, take some time to recharge your batteries.AQ UARIUS Jan. 21/Feb. 18Aquarius, do your best to hold up your end of a bargain with a loved one. If you are struggling, simply ask for more time or help to ensure that everyone comes out a winner.PIS CE S Feb. 19/March 20Pisces, your foremost priority is to further your position at work. Rely on your strong work ethic and attention to detail.ScopesF rom page B1 OutF rom page B1 See OUT, B3

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Beach, 7:10 p.m. A 50-minute lecture is followed by a concert featuring the Atlantic Classical Orchestra. Cost: $55 for adults, $5 for students, season subscriptions available. W ebsite: www.atlanticclassicalorchestra.com. Art of Networking Blue Star Wine Bar, Vero Beach, 5 p.m. A networking event presented by the Cultural Council of Indian River County. Cost: To be announced. W ebsite: www.cultural-council.org. Antique show and sale preview party Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, 5:30 p.m. Opening night for the 22nd annual antiques show and sale. Admission for the preview party is $150; tickets should be purchased by Jan. 6. F or more information, visit www.verobeachmuseum.org.F RID A Y, JAN. 10 Concerts in the Park: St. John's Wood performs, 5:30-8 p.m., Riverview Park in Sebastian. This concert series features local bands playing bluegrass and oldies, rock and jazz, plus food and refreshments for sale, chances to win g iveaways from local businesses, and more. Free admission, family-friendly. For more information, visit www.sebastianchamber.com. "Sleeping Beauty," Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce, 8 p.m. The timeless fairytale comes to life with the unparalleled art of Russian ballet. Cost: $20 for children 12 and younger, $45 or $55 for adults. W ebsite: www.sunrisetheatre.com.F RID A Y, JAN. 10 SUNDAY, J AN. 12 Antique show and sale V ero Beach Museum of Art, V ero Beach. The annual antiques show and sale returns for the 22nd year. F eaturing 18th and 19th century Americana including furniture, jewelry, art, glassware, porcelains, collectibles, more. General admission for the show is $10 per person (includes unlimited show reentry). F or more information, visit www.verobeachmuseum.org.F RID A Y, JAN. 10 SATURDAY, J AN. 11 Riverside Theatre presents "The Comedy Z one," W axlax Stage, Riverside Theatre, Vero Beach, 7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. Featuring comedians to be determined. Cost: $15 for show only, $25 for show and food voucher. W ebsite: www.riversidetheatre.com.SA TURDAY, JAN. 11 The Great American Songbook' concert: 7 p.m., V ero Beach High School Pe r forming Arts Center. The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra and Jazz Orchestra will present "The Great American Songbook," with selections by famous American composers. The concert will also include superstar entertainer Jeff Shadley. Cost: $20. W ebsite: www.spacecoastsymphony.org. Haiti clinic 5k run/walk South Beach Park, Vero Beach, 6:30 a.m. Cost: $25 per person in advance, $30 on race day. W ebsite: www.runnersdepotvb.com. Star party Sebastian Inlet State Park, Sebastian, 6:15 p.m. The Indian River Astronomy Society will host a stargazing party at the day use area 0.5 miles south of the bridge, weather and clouds permitting. Telescopes will be provided, or bring your own. Cost: Park entry fees apply. Website: http://www.floridastateparks. org/sebastianinlet/events.cfm .SA TURDAY, JAN. 11 SUNDA Y, JAN. 12 Riverside Children's T heatre Schoolsical Production presents "Disney's Jungle Book Kids," Annie Morton Theatre, Riverside Children's Theatre, Vero Beach, 1:30 p.m. Mowgli, Baloo, King Louis and the gang swing their way through madcap adventures and thwart the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan. Cost: $8. W ebsite: www.riversidetheatre.com.SU ND A Y, JAN. 12 Art in the park Humiston P ark, Vero Beach, 10 a.m. A monthly fine arts and crafts show by Vero Beach Art Club members. Cost: Free. Website: www.verobeachartclub.org. Cavalleria Rusticana The V ero Beach High School Pe r forming Arts Center, Vero Beach, 3 p.m. Marcello Giordani stars in this opera. Cost: $30, $40, $50 or $100 per person. W ebsite: www.verobeachopera.org. Theatre-Go-Round presents "Milestones and Memories," 1 4th Avenue Steakhouse, Vero Beach, 1 2:30 p.m. A matinee dinner theater production encompassing 50 years of musical hits from the 1940s through the 1980s. Cost: $45. Website: www.theatregorounddinnertheatre.com. P aula Poundstone Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce, 7 p.m. A night of comedy with P aula Poundstone. Cost: $29 or $39 per person. W ebsite: www.sunrisetheatre.com.TUESDAY, JAN. 14 Doctors Club: T he group meets every second Tuesday of the month at the Vero Beach Y acht Club until May. Retired, semi-retired physicians and spouses are welcome, whether T reasure Coast residents or visitors. Social hour starts at noon; luncheon is served at 1 2:45 p.m. Luncheon is $20 per person. F or more information, call Billie at (772) 2576 249. "Godspell," Sunrise T heatre, Fort Pierce, 7 p.m. The National Touring Company will bring the Stephen Schwartz musical, "Godspell" to the stage. Cost: $50 or $60 per person. W ebsite: www.sunrisetheatre.com.TUESDAY, JAN. 14 SUNDAY, FE B. 2 Riverside Theatre presents "Miss Saigon," Stark Stage, Riverside Theatre, Vero Beach, times vary. A classic love story of love and loss in the turmoil of war. The musical follows the tale of an American soldier and a Vietnamese girl who fall in love. Cost: $45-$70 per person. W ebsite: www.riversidetheatre.com.TUESDAY, JAN. 14 MARCH 11 Library art exhibit Indian River County Main Library, Vero Beach, times vary. Vero Beach Art Club members display art. T heme: "Heat." Free. W ebsite: www.verobeachartclub.orgTUESDAY, JAN. 14 MARCH 24 Museum art school classes Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, times vary. W inter term classes. Registration fees vary. W ebsite: www.verobeachmuseum.org.WEDNESDAY, JAN. 15 Educational lecture North Indian River County Library, Sebastian, 7:30 p.m. T he Sebastian Area Historical Society presents "Life at Blue Cypress Lake," with Steve Hayes, certified master naturalist of Florida. Free. For more information, call (772) 581-1380. Behind the Baton Indian River State College Mueller Campus, Vero Beach, 9:30 a.m. Cultivate a greater understand and appreciation of classical music with Stewart Robertson, artistic director and conductor of the Atlantic Classical Orchestra, as part of the Fielden Institute for Lifelong Learning. Cost: $80 for Atlantic Classical Orchestra subscribers, $135 for nonsubscribers. W ebsite: www.atlanticclassicalorchestra.com. An Evening with Garrison Keillor," Sunrise T heatre, Fort Pierce, 7 p.m. Humorist and celebrity speaker Garrison Keillor will speak. Cost: $49 or $59 per person. W ebsite: www.sunrisetheatre.com. www.HometownNewsOL.com F riday, December 27, 2013 Sebastian River Area B3 086095Answers located in Classied Section With the holiday season underway, many of us will be hitting the local nurseries for new plants that will enhance your yard after the holidays have passed. This week, I am listing some common plant terms and what they mean. This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to plant terminology. If you have any other plant terms you would like defined in future columns, drop me a line at the e-mail address in the bottom of the article. The first area that I will cover is some of your basic plant categories. The first and most popular group of plants is called annuals. Annuals are simply defined as plants that complete their life cycle in a single growing season. The complete cycle from seed to the plant dying off is completed in one season. S ome examples of annuals are impatiens, marigolds and begonias. Pe r ennial plants are another group that is very popular. Perennials are defined as plants that live for more than one growing season. There are basically two types of perennials: P lants that die off in the winter and send out new shoots in the spring and plants that live year round. P lants that live year round and grow larger each year are defined as woody perennials. Many of your most common flowering shrubs fall into this category Some common examples are Plumbago and Lirope. If y ou own rose bushes, a common term that will pop up is black spot. Black spot is commonly defined as a disease of the foliage of r oses that is caused by moisture. The best way to help avoid black spot is not to plant your roses in the path of your sprinklers. This will help avoid the leaves being constantly wet which is how this disease often starts. You can treat black spot by spraying with F unginex or using liquid copper. If you prefer a natural cure, try using one teaspoon per gallon and spray on the plant in early morning before the hot sun hits the plants. M ealy bugs are a common insect problem that affects many of our favorite ornamentals. Mealy bugs are defined as a scale-like plant-eating insect that is coated with a powdery, waxy secretion. These pests are very destructive and feed on the inner juices of the plant robbing it of needed nutrition. These pests can often be controlled with Orthenex or other like insecticides. Scale is another common problem of many ornamentals and unlike the mealy bug, which has a cottony secretion; the residue on the leaves is usually of a harder consistency. Scale insects also have piercingsucking mouthparts that allow them to use the sap of the plant as food. This can cause severe dieback in most plants that are infected. Scale can be very difficult to control and a systemic insecticide is the best choice. The pH of your soil can be an important factor as to what type of plants that you might want to place in a given location. Soil pH is defined as the amount of lime (calcium) that is contained in your soil. If y our soil pH is lower than 7 then you have acidic soil and plants such as Gardenia, Ixoria and Hibiscus will do well. If your pH is higher than 7 then you have alkaline soil, which will support other plant varieties that require a lower acid content. You can test yo ur soil pH easily with a home test kit available at many lawn and garden centers. I hope you enjoyed this mini seminar" and found the information useful. I plan on adding more terms of interest in future columns so stay tuned! J oe Zelenak has more than 30 years experience in gardening and landscape. S end e-mails to hometowngarden@gmail.com or visit his website www.hometowngarden.com. Plant terms everyone can understand GARDEN NOOKJOE ZELENAK Annual casino event taking place Jan. 24INDIAN RIVER COUNTY Get ready to roll the dice at the third annual Casino M agnifique to benefit S unUp ARC on Friday, Jan. 24 at the Elks Lodge, 1350 26th Street, Vero Beach. The George E. Warren Corporation is the presenting sponsor again this year. M ajor sponsors are Faith and Dick Coleman; Morgan, J acoby, Thurn, Boyle and Associates; The Vero Beach Elks Lodge and Brandt's A ppliance & Outdoor K itchens, food sponsor. Pr oceeds from the event will help provide services to the special needs individuals in Indian River County. The evening will feature professional gaming tables, silent auction items, registration for Black Jack and T exas Hold Em, raffles, balloon pops and music. As everyone knows, cooking with salt blocks is the latest trend on the culinary scene, so be prepared to give y our taste buds a treat with salt block finger foods. This year the Silent Auction not only has an exciting array of items (from jewelry to boat trips) donated by the caring business in the community, but also will have an Orlando Getaway package with passes to theme parks and a weekend stay at Grand Lakes Resort for two. S unUp ARC supports and empowers individuals with special needs to achieve their life goals. SunUp ARC will advocate for full acceptance of individuals with special needs as valued members of our community. S unUp Arc operates on three campuses; two in Vero B each and one in Sebastian, providing much needed services to more than180 special needs individuals. T ickets are $50 per person. F or more information or to purchase tickets,call (772) 562-6854,Ext.225.Limited sponsorships are still available.F or Hometown News NewsFP@hometownnewsol.com OutF rom page B2 See OUT, B4

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THURSDAY, JAN. 16 McKee Botanical Book Club McKee Botanical Garden, Vero Beach, 11 a.m. T he book club will review "The Everglades: River of Grass" by Marjory Stoneman-Douglas. Cost: $5 suggested donation. W ebsite: www.mckeegarden.org. Social dance The Heritage Center, Vero Beach, 7 p.m. U SA Dance hosts an open dance night with an introductory dance lesson at the beginning. Cost: $8 for USA Dance members, $10 for nonmembers. W ebsite: www.verodance.org.THURSDAY, JAN. 16 SUNDA Y, JAN. 26 Harvey:' Presented by the V ero Beach Theatre Guild. T imes vary. A Pulitzer Prizewinning comedy about a man who pals around with an invisible six-foot three-inch rabbit named Harvey. Cost: $22 or $24 per person, season tickets available. W ebsite: www.verobeachtheatreguild.c om.F RID A Y, JAN. 17 Night sounds at Sebastian Inlet concert series Coconut Point, Sebastian Inlet State Park, Sebastian, 7 p.m. F eaturing Atlantic Bluegrass. P ark entry fees apply. Website: http://www.floridastateparks.o rg/sebastianinlet/events.cfm. "Chris MacDonald's: Memories of Elvis Rockin' Birthday Bash," Sunrise T heatre, Fort Pierce, 8 p.m. A Las Vegas style show with a full-production eight-piece band, dancers and singers. Cost: $25, $35 or $40 per person. W ebsite: www.sunrisetheatre.com. Seward Johnson Twilight Night McKee Botanical Garden, Vero Beach, 6 p.m. Enjoy live music and view the J. Seward Johnson Jr., Sculpture Exhibition," at night. Garden admission fees apply. W ebsite: www.mckeegarden.org.F RID A Y, JAN. 17 MONDAY, J AN. 20 F ellsmere Frog Leg F estival downtown Fellsmere, times vary. Event will include live music, various craft and vendor booths and hundreds of pounds of frog legs and other food. Free admission. W ebsite: www.froglegfestival.com.SA TURDAY, JAN. 18 Celebrated Speaker Series lecture The Emerson Center, Vero Beach, 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Featuring Admiral Mike Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 20 07 -11. Cost: To be announced. W ebsite: www.theemersoncenter.org. Outdoor flea and "krafts" market Sebastian Elks Lodge, Sebastian, 8 a.m. Proceeds from the event will go to various Elk charities, local scholarships, youth activities and care packages for overseas troops. Free to attend, renter's space fee varies from $10-$25. Contact phone number: (772) 5891516. Raffle drawing Sebastian Elks Lodge, Sebastian, time to be announced. The Sebastian El-DOEs present the "Dining Around Town" raffle drawing. Cost: To be announced. Contact phone number: (772) 589-1516. Tu r tle Tours program Ve ro Beach Museum of Art, V ero Beach, 11 a.m. Young visitors can explore an exhibition then create their own mini masterpieces. F eatured exhibition includes sculptures from the museum's permanent collection." Free for members, $5 for each nonmember child. Registration is required. W ebsite: www.verobeachmuseum.org. Bark in the Park Riverside P ark, Vero Beach, time to be announced.. An outdoor doggy-friendly event with games, booths and exhibits. Cost: To be announced. W ebsite: www.hsvb.org.SA TURDAY, JAN. 18 SUNDAY, J AN. 19 Sebastian River Fine Arts and Music Festival Riverview P ark, Sebastian, time to be announced. More than 100 local professional artist and craftsmen and musicians will be showcasing their talents. F ree admission. W ebsite: www.sebastianartshow.com. Riverside Children's T heatreRCT On The Go presents "Cows Don't Fly," Annie Morton Theatre, Riverside Children's Theatre, V ero Beach, 1:30 p.m. Based on the popular children's book series "The Cow Who Wouldn't Come Down," "The Pig Who Ran a Red Light," and "The Goose Who Went Off in a Huff," this play captures the vision of a world where extraordinary things happen on a regular basis. Cost: $6. W ebsite: www.riversidetheatre.com.SUN DA Y, JAN. 19 Jungle Day McKee Botanical Garden, Vero Beach, noon. Celebrate the history and heritage of one of Florida's earliest attractions, Jungle Gardens, and learn how McKee Botanical Garden came to be. Cost: To be announced. W ebsite: www.mckeegarden.org. T heatre-Go-Round presents "Disco Divas," The Quilted Giraffe Restaurant, V ero Beach, 4:30 p.m. A musical dinner theatre production celebrating the sounds of the 1970s. Cost: $55. W ebsite: www.theatregorounddinnertheatre.com. T he Atlantic Classical Orchestra presents "Beethoven and Schubert Strings," V ero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, 3 p.m. F eaturing the Atlantic Classical Orchestra chamber musicians. T he concert is followed by a wine and cheese reception. Cost: $5 for students or children, $30 for museum members, $40 for nonmembers. W ebsite: www.atlanticclassicalorchestra.com. "Rock of Ages," Sunrise T heatre, Fort Pierce, 7 p.m. The National Touring Company bring the world-wide party musical to the stage. Cost: $45 or $55 per person. W ebsite: www.sunrisetheatre.com.MON DA Y, JAN. 20 Martin Luther King Jr. parade location and time to be announced. Riverside Theatre Supper Club Waxlax Stage, Riverside T heatre, Vero Beach, 6:30 p.m. A New York supper club feel is brought to Riverside with sumptuous dining, an upscale wine list and features a performance by Tony awardwinning Broadway star Brian Stokes Mitchell. Cost: $275 per person. W ebsite: www.riversidetheatre.org.TUESDAY, JAN. 21 The Distinguished Lecturer Series presents "DLS Debates," Stark Stage, Riverside Theatre, Vero Beach, 5:30 p.m. DLS debates uses the Oxford Union/English-style of debating creating a forum for the discussion of current issues of personal interest. Cost: Call the box office for pricing information. W ebsite: www.riversidetheatre.com. Craft club meeting North Indian River County, Sebastian, 2 p.m. Artisans and crafters from Brevard, Indian River, Martin and St. Lucie counties are welcome. Hosted by the Craft Club of Sebastian. W ebsite: www.sebastiancraftclub.com.THURSDAY, JAN. 23 Florida Humanities Series lecture The Emerson Center, V ero Beach, 7 p.m. Featuring author and journalist Rody Johnson and his presentation, "World War II U-Boat Attack off V ero Beach." Free. W ebsite: www.theemersoncenter.org. Dave Mundy and Soulfege concert: 5 p.m., atrium, Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach. Outside food, alcohol and sodas are not permitted. A full cash bar will be available. Concert will take place rain or shine. Bring your lawn chairs. Cost: $10 for members, $12 for nonmembers. W ebsite: www.verobeachmuseum.org. "L'Elisir D'Amore," Sunrise T heatre, Fort Pierce, 7 p.m. One of the most popular operatic comedies comes to Fo rt Pierce thanks to the 65person cast and orchestra of T eatro Lirico D'Europa. Cost: $45 or $55 per person. W ebsite: www.sunrisetheatre.com.THURSDAYS, JAN. 23 FEB. 27 Opera studies program V ero Beach Museum of Art, V ero Beach, Thursdays, 12:30 p.m. The five-part course "Femme Fatale!" will study six opera performances. $50 for museum members or Vero Beach Opera members, $70 for non-members. W ebsite: www.verobeachmuseum.org.F RID A Y, JAN. 24 Casino Magnifique Vero Beach Elks Lodge, Vero Beach, 6:30 p.m. A full evening of casino fun with food, drinks, music, games and a silent auction, all to benefit SunUp ARC. Cost: $50 per person. W ebsite: www.sunuparc.org. T ennis tournament Riverside Racquet Complex, V ero Beach, noon. A mixed doubles tournament with prizes for winners. Cost: $11 for members, $12 for nonmembers. W ebsite: www.covb.org. Benefit party Bent Pine Golf Club, Vero Beach, time to be announced. The annual fundraiser for the Environmental Learning Center in Wabasso. Cost: To be announced. W ebsite: www.discoverelc.com.FR ID A Y, JAN. 24 SUNDAY, J AN. 26 Art by the Sea Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, times vary. A Vero Beach Art Club member fine art show. F ree admission. W ebsite: www.verobeachartclub.org.SA TURDAY, JAN. 25 Charity ball Sebastian Elks Lodge, Sebastian, 5:30 p.m. The annual Harry-Anna charity ball is an event to raise money for the Florida Elks children's therapy services and the Florida Elks youth camp. Cost: To be announced. Contact phone number: (772) 589-1516. KidZ Artshops Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy a guided gallery visit and related studio art activity with no registration required. Free for members, $5 for each non-member child. W ebsite: www.verobeachmuseum.org. KC and the Sunshine Band Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce, 8 p.m. A concert with plenty of funky hits. Cost: $59 or $69 per person. W ebsite: www.sunrisetheatre.com.SA TURDAY, JAN. 25 MAY 4 Art exhibition Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, times vary. The museum presents "Stephen Lawson: Images of Time," a collection of fascinating sectioned panoramas shot over varying periods of time. Museum admission fees apply. W ebsite: www.verobeachmuseum.org.SA TURDAY, JAN. 25 MAY 11 Art exhibition Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, times vary. The museum presents "Dale Kennington: Mythologies." Museum admission fees apply. W ebsite: www.verobeachmuseum.org.SUN DA Y, JAN. 26 Concert The Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center, Vero Beach, 3 p.m. The Space Coast Symphony F riday, December 27, 2013 B4 Sebastian River AreaHometown News 080464Super Flea &Farmers Market321-242-9124Exit 183 off I-954835 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., Melbourne Brevards Largest Shopping AttractionTHEBESTDEALSAREFOUNDHERE! Hundreds of Booths! Open Every Friday, Saturday &Sunday 9am-4pmPERMANENTANDWEEKLYVENDORS!www.superfleamarket.comHappy New Year from all of us at Renningers Super Flea! 086450 NEW REPLACEMENT A/C SYSTEM$2495 UP TO 2 TONS 1 Time Maintenance Check-up$69.992 Time Maintenance Check-up$109.99$20 Off Next ServiceCHECK OUT OUR COMMERCIAL ON CHANNEL 11OWNERMICHAELBO YLE Free fitness testing, assessments for seniorsINDIAN RIVER COUNTY JAS Fitness, a leader in exercise programming for older adults, is conducting free fitness testing and assessments for Indian River County residents over the age of 60. The assessments are to be held on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 and test times are between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Scheduled time slots will be appointed on a first call first serve basis. St r ength, endurance, flexibility and agility tests will be administered and are designed to measure the capacity needed to perform functional tasks of every day and independent living. C ompiled in a printed out r eport, comparative results are based on the participant's gender and age group. JAS Fitness is located at Leisure Square, 3705 16th St in Vero Beach. By providing exceptional exercise programming, the mission at JAS Fitness, LLC is to help people expand their level of fitness and improve their quality of life. F or more information or to schedule an individual time slot,contact John Sammartano at (772) 321-6003 or visit www.jasfitness.com. F or Hometown News NewsFP@hometownnewsol.com Housing program encourages public to participate in survey MARTIN COUNTY The Ma r tin County Housing Program encourages the public to participate in a regional housing survey. The survey on fair housing issues in St. L ucie, Martin, and Indian River Counties is being conducted by the St. Lucie County HOME Consortium. R esults of the survey will be published in the St. Lucie C ounty HOME Consortium's r eport on Impediments to F air Housing Choice. F air Housing is a right protected by Federal and State laws ensuring each resident is entitled equal access to housing opportunities regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, familial status, marital status, age, ancestry, sexual orientation, or source of income. Ma r tin, St. Lucie and Indian River counties make up the S t. Lucie County HOME Consortium. The St. Lucie County HOME Consortium is a recipient of Federal HOME Investment Partnership Program funds. The objective of the HOME program is to provide decent and affordable housing opportunities for very low and low income households through activities such as; first time homebuyer assistance and homeowner housing rehabilitation. To take part in the survey, go to www.slchousing.org and click on "Fair Housing Su rv ey". The survey will be available until January 31, 2014. F or more information on F air Housing,visit www.HUD.gov.F or Hometown News NewsFP@hometownnewsol.com OutF rom page B3 See OUT, B5the family post-holiday, N ights of Lights' is the perfect solution," she said. General admission rates apply to this special event. A dult entry is $10, senior citizens, $9, and children 3 to 12, $5. Admission is free for garden members and children younger than 3. Du r ing "Nights of Lights," visitors will also have the opportunity to preview four sculptures in an upcoming art exhibit at the garden, The Seward Johnson Sculpture Exhibition," which officially opens Jan. 3. F our of Mr. Johnson's lifesize bronze creations will be illuminated this weekend, and when the exhibit opens, there will be 20 sculptures on display in the garden. The sculptures will come from two of Mr. Johnson's collections, "Celebrating the F amiliar" and "Beyond the Fr ame," Ms. Susino said. "C elebrating the Familiar" captures people doing every day activities, while "Beyond the Frame" is based on masterpieces from the Impressionist period. "I n the Familiar' series, y ou really will do a double take because they really do look like people doing things. One of them is a man asleep in an Adirondack chair," Ms. Susino said with a laugh. The life-size figures in "B eyond the Frame" stay true to the master paintings, with color and style, but presented in a 3d-style, creating an illusion of reality, she said. "W e really feel like the sculptures will appeal to all ages," Ms. Susino said. Mc K ee Botanical Garden is located at 350 U.S.1,Vero B each. F or more information about "Night of Lights"or other programs at the garden,call (772) 794-0601 or visit www.mckeegarden.org.McKeeF rom page B1

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Orchestra will present, "The Planets: An HD Odyssey," a symphonic concert with highdefinition images from NASA projected on the big screen. Cost: $20 per person, multiconcert packages available. W ebsite: www.spacecoastsymphony.org. Theatre-Go-Round presents "Milestones and Memories," 1 4th Avenue Steakhouse, Vero Beach, 12:30 p.m. A matinee dinner theater production encompassing 50 years of musical hits from the 1940s through the 1980s. Cost: $45. W ebsite: www.theatregorounddinnertheatre.com. "Franco Corso," Sunrise T heatre, Fort Pierce, 3 p.m. Cost: $35 or $45 per person. W ebsite: www.sunrisetheatre.com.MON DA Y,JAN. 27 Jazz band concert The V ero Beach High School Pe r forming Arts Center, Vero Beach, 7 p.m. The Vero Beach High School jazz bands will present "Big Band Bash!" Cost: $10 or $12, season tickets available. W ebsite: http://sites.indianriverschools.org/VBHS/PAC/index. html.TUESDAY, JAN. 28 Jazz band concert The V ero Beach High School Pe r forming Arts Center, Vero Beach, 7 p.m. The Vero Beach High School jazz bands will present "Big Band Bash!" Cost: $10 or $12, season tickets available. W ebsite: http://sites.indianriverschools.org/VBHS/PAC/index. html V alentines for Heroes drive boxing Barker Air Conditioning and Heating, V ero Beach, 9 a.m. The donated items for the V alentine Day drive for the troops will be boxed. Donations requested. W ebsite: www.militarymomsprayerg roup.com. F riends of the St. Sebastian River North Indian River County, Sebastian, 7:30 p.m. General meeting for the nonprofit Friends of the St. Sebastian River. Free. W ebsite: www.fssr.org.J AN. 28 FEB. 9 Riverside Theatre presents "God of Carnage," W axlax Stage, Riverside Theatre, Vero Beach, times vary. A laughout-loud comedy about parent behaving badly. W inner of the 2009 Tony for Best Play. Cost: $40 per person. W ebsite: www.riversidetheatre.com.THURSDAY, JAN. 30 Learn and Learn program Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, noon. A catered meal and a guided tour of "Dale Kennington: Mthologies." Cost: Free for museum members, museum admission applies to nonmembers. W ebsite: www.verobeachmuseum.org.F RID A Y, JAN. 31 "Spencers Theatre of Illusion," Sunrise Theatre, Fo rt Pierce, 8 p.m. A magical concert for the eyes. Cost: $10 for children 12 and younger, $35 or $35 for adults. W ebsite: www.sunrisetheatre.com. "Late Night Catechism," Black Box Theatre, Sunrise T heatre, Fort Pierce, 8 p.m. An interactive and uproarious piece of theatre that takes audience members back to the children they once were. Cost: $35 per person. W ebsite: www.sunrisetheatre.com.ONGOING EVENTS SA F ER Indian River County: Meets every first W ednesday, 8:30 a.m., in the United Way Community Room, 1836 14th Ave., Vero Beach. An organization dedicated to making certain that Indian River County disaster relief is organized and maximally effective. All interested community groups, government agencies, businesses, faith based organizations and individuals are welcome. Contact Lisa P oziomek at (772) 562-2549 or visit www.saferirc.us. Master Gardeners Plant Clinics: Have a plant question or need a soil pH test? Plant clinics are held at two locations each week. In Vero Beach, Master Gardener volunteers will be available from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m., Mondays through F ridays, at the IRC UFL/IFAS Extension Office, 1028 20th Place, Vero Beach. In Sebatian, Master Gardener volunteers are available Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to noon, at the North IRC Library, 1001 C.R. 51 2, Sebastian. Open to all ages, with no fee. Call (772) 770-5030 in advance. Visit http://indian.ifas.ufl.edu. Support group: Catholic Charities' Prison Ministry sponsors a support group for adult family members of persons incarcerated in prisons and jails. Meets from 1 0-11 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month at Saint John of the Cross Parish Hall, 2355 82nd Ave., Vero Beach. All discussions are kept confidential. Vero Beach Elks Lodge sends cookies to soldiers: Homemade or store-bought cookies may be dropped off at 10 a.m. on the second T hursday of November and December (the group plans to go back to meeting on the third Thursday of every month after). Money donations for shipping costs are also appreciated. Bring cookies to V ero Beach Elks Lodge 1774, 1 350 2 6th St. Vero Beach. Wood carving class: 1-4 p.m. every Monday, taught by Joe Miller, at Crafts & Stuffs, 658 21st Street, Vero Beach. F or more information, call (772) 562-0540. Farmer's market and mercado: F resh produce, baked goods, farm animals and more will be on the g rounds of the Old Fellsmere School on the second and fourth Saturday of each month, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. V endor booths must be registered in advance. A 10foot by 10-foot vendor space is $15, a mercado space is $20, and a ready-to-eat vendor booth is $25. There is an initial application fee of $15 for a business permit valid at the market. The applications are available online at the Fellsmere Fa rmer's Market and Mercado F acebook group page. For more information, call (772) 413-1784. Free quit smoking now classes: T he Quit Smoking Now Program is free of charge and provides free nicotine replacement therapy (patches, gum, or lozenges) while supplies last to those who are eligible. Class is available in the area. F or more information or to register, call (877) 819-2357 or visit http://www.eahectobacco.co m/ Sunrise Yoga classes: 67:30 a.m., Mondays and W ednesdays, offered by the North County Aquatic Center, 9450 County Road 512, Sebastian. Fee is $8 per class. T he class is tailored to the abilities of the students. Every skill has an easy, intermediate, and advanced pose. All levels are welcome. For more information, call the North County Aquatic Center at (772) 581-7665. Craft Club of Sebastian: Artists and crafters from Brevard, Indian River, Martin and St. Lucie counties are welcome. Meets September through April on the third T hursday of each month from 2-3 p.m. at the North Indian River County Library on County Road 512 in Sebastian. For more information, visit www.sebastiancraftclub.com/ New ongoing class: Started Sept. 12, Crafts & Stuff in the Miracle Mile Plaza by the VNA Thrift Shop. Local artist Marie Morrow, a teacher from the Vero Beach Museum of Art, will teach the class, "Learning to Paint without the F ear of Drawing." The class will teach a grid system that allows artists to transfer drawings from small formats to huge canvases and walls, as well as colors and color www.HometownNewsOL.com F riday, December 27, 2013 Sebastian River Area B5 085994Isle of Capri$35amenities incl.(Every other Friday)Coconut Creek Casino $30(Every Other Saturday)Brighton Casino $25(Every other Sunday &Monday) Round Trip & Play Pass FUN Book PLUS Discounted Bingo Packs on SundaysFor Reservations Call Today407-468-6241Lic#ST37720 www.casinoroyaleshuttle.com CL UBS The GFWC Treasure Co ast Women meet the first M onday of each month at the Community Center, 2266 14th Ave., at 7 p.m. W omen over 18 are welcome. This is a community service volunteer organization and that promotes fellowship among women. For more information,visit www.gfwctreasurecoastwomen.org. Exchange Club of Indian River meets Wednesdays from noon-1 p.m. at Culinary Capers, 737 22nd St r eet, Vero Beach. This civic club is a group of men and women working together to make the community a better place to live. F or more information,call (772) 5324398,email bluewateropen@gmail.com or visit www.exchangeclubofindianriver.org and www.bluewateropen.org. The S ebastian Fishin' Chic's meet the last Thursday of the month, at the S ebastian Entertainment C enter. F or more information,call Michelle Barkley,at (772) 473-9462,Kristen Beck, at (772) 794-9900,or Karen H erndon,at (772) 633-2043. The M ental Health Association in Indian River C ounty bipolar support group will meet at the Mental Health Association offices at 777 37th St., Suite D-105, Vero Beach, on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Family members and loved ones are also w elcome to attend. For more information,call (772) 569-9788. Tr easure Coast Archeological Society for Treasure H unting and Metal Detecting meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p .m. in the North County I ndian River Library on C ounty Road 512 in Sebastian. Anyone interested is we lcome. F or more information,call (321) 388-9047. H umanists at Barefoot Bay meets the second Saturday of every month at the S outh Mainland Library, 7921 Ron Beatty Blvd., M icco, at 2 p.m. All compassionate and critical thinkers are invited. F or more information,call (772) 664-0170, or email downeast_ggo@bellsouth.n et. T OPS 641: T ake Off P ounds Sensibly, Chapter No 641 meets every Thursday at the Roseland Fire D epartment, located on 129th Court, off Roseland R oad in Sebastian. Weigh-in is from 7:45 to 8:30 a.m. and the meeting starts at 8:30 a.m. F or information call (772)-589-8445. T OPS 470: T ake Off P ounds Sensibly, Micco Chapter No. 470 meets every Fr iday at 10:30 a.m. at the S outh Mainland Library, 7921 Ron Beatty Blvd., M icco, next to Barefoot Bay. N ew members are always welc ome. F or more information,call (772) 388-3984. R otary Club of Sebastian meets at 12:15 p.m. every Thursday at Sebastian River Medical Center, 13695 U.S. 1, Sebastian. F or more information,call (772) 3605837 or visit www.sebastianr otaryclub.org. Q uilting bee: J oin the ladies of Christ the King L utheran Church for quilting the second and fourth W ednesday of every month at 9:30 a.m. Christ the King is located at 1301 Sebastian Bl v d., Sebastian. F or more information,call (772) 5897117. CO PE S upport Group: The Indian River County C ouncil on Aging with the V isiting Nurse Association offers a support group to help caregivers cope with the day-to-day care of a loved one. The group meets the third Thursday of every month from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Presbyterian Church, 1405 Louisiana Ave., Sebastian. F or more information, call (772) 569-0760. D emocratic Club of Ba r efoot Bay: M eets the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in Building D-E at the Golf Course in Ba r efoot Bay. F or more information,call (772) 664-3895. Asthmatics meets on M ondays at 4:30 p.m., in the S outh Mainland Community Center, 3700 Allen Ave., M icco. Cost is $5 per class. American Cancer Society,North Indian River, board of directors meeting is held on the third Thursday of the month at noon at S eacoast National Bank, U. S. 1, Sebastian. M an-to-Man North I ndian River prostate cancer support group, meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the S ebastian River Medical C enter dining room, 13695 U.S. 1, Sebastian.CLASSES The S ebastian Community Center located at 1805 N. Central Ave. in Sebastian will have the following dance lessons: S wing dance lessons will be held at on the second S aturday of each month, taught by instructors Jerry M orrison and Michele Holm at 7 p.m. For all levels of dancers. Open dance follows the lesson at 8 p.m. A dmission is $10, and includes entry to the dance that follows. Snacks will be provided and water is available for purchase. Sw ing dance lessons for beginners will be held every W ednesday night, taught by instructors Jerry Morrison and Michele Holm at 7:30 p .m. Intermediate class at 8:30 p.m. No partners necessary. The class is $10 per class or $16 for both. The S ebastian Community Center is located at 1805 N. Central Ave., Sebastian. F or more information call (772) 532-2800. S ebastian Senior Center: The Sebastian Senior C enter is located at 815 D avis St., Sebastian. Live music Tuesday through Friday from 9-11 a.m. Refreshments will be served. Classes of interest: Mondays: nutrition bingo meets at 10 a.m.; Mahjong classes meet at 12:30 p.m.; art class meets at 1 p.m.; Weight Watchers meets at 5 p.m.; Tuesday: mindful breathing meets at 1 p.m.; lectures on wellness meets at 1 p.m; Wednesday: chi-kung meets at 11 a.m.; cribbage and pinochle meets at 12:30 p.m.; Friday: T OPS meeting at 8 a.m.; We ight Watchers meets at 9 a.m.; sing-a-longs with Bill and Jane at 9:30 a.m. For more information,call (772) 469-2062. K ashi Ashram is located at 11155 Roseland Road, S ebastian. F or more information,(772) 589-1403, (800) 226-1008,or visit the website www.kashi.org. K ali Natha yoga: Based on y oga's ancient roots, this type of yoga is for everyone. M ondays, Tuesdays and W ednesdays at 6 p.m., Thursdays at 8:30 a.m., Fridays at 8 a.m., Saturdays at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., and Sundays at 9 a.m. Ki r tan (devotional chanting): Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Donations accepted. M editation: Wednesdays at 7 p.m. with Swami Moksha Ram. I nterfaith service: Saturdays at 6 p.m. with May Jaya. V egetarian meal follows at 8 p .m. Pilates classes,body sculpting,basic and beyond: H eld every W ednesday from 9 to 10 a.m. All ages and levels welcome. The class fee is $5. Classes are held at the Breva rd S outh Mainland Library, 79411 Ron Beatty Bl vd ., Micco. F or more information call (772) 228-3040. T aekwondo: M ondays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at J aya Sports Center, 11101 Ro seland Road. For Hometown NewsSebastian clubs and classes OutF rom page B4 See OUT, B6B and (Classic Rock) Ap r il 11The Dukes of Doo Wop (50s Music) M ay 16 The Cheyenne B and (Country) Ju ne 13 Mojo Sandwich (Blues, Southern Rock, R&B, Country) The concert schedule is also available online at www.sebastianchamber.co m and a printed copy is available in the Chamber office located at 700 Main S t., in Sebastian.P arkF rom page B1 The grand Great EgretA Great Egret sits atop a rock along the Wabasso Causeway recently searching for its next meal.Cliff Partlow staff photographer F or more information, Call(772) 828-4100780441 PLAN YOURFREE Breakfast FREE High Speed Internet FREE Coffee & Tea in Our Lobby Fitness Facilities Meeting Rooms &More!

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wheels. No previous art experience is required. This is an ongoing workshop; people may sign up for one class or several. Class space is limited. Intermediate and advanced students are welcome to participate in an open studio environment with feedback and technical support. Register in person at Crafts & Stuff. Call Anna Ross-Cook at (772) 562-0540. Republican Women A ware (RWA) meets the second Thursday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at the V ero Beach Country Club, 800 3 0th Ave., Vero Beach, for a luncheon meeting. The public is invited. Reservations are required by calling Eve Rosen at (772) 581-7439 or emailing EveRosen@bellsouth.net. Third Thursday dances: 710 p.m. on the third Thursday each month, all year, at Vero's Heritage Center, 2140 14th A ve. Sponsored by USA Dance. General fee is $10 per person. Singles, couples, all levels of dance ability welcome, with dressy/casual attire. Different popular ballroom dance style and theme each month. Group class with a professional instructor starts at 7 p.m.; social dancing follows. For more information, visit www.verodance.org. Barefoot Bay Drifters Grief Support Group: VITAS Innovative Care offers a free g rief support group in Barefoot Bay. Public is welcome. The group meets on first and third Wednesdays each month, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Joe's Club South, 7951 Ron Beatty Blvd., Micco. For more information, call the VITAS Barefoot Bay office at (772) 664-1557. PFLAG of V ero Beach, Inc. meets the second Monday and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm.Meetings are held at Unity Church, 950 43rd Ave. Vero Beach. For more information, call (772) 778-9835. Sebastian Area Historical Museum is dedicated to preserving and display the history of the Sebastian area with exhibits and artifacts from the Ais Indians, Pelican Island, Clothing, Family Life, Quilts, Fishing, Agriculture, and Early Transportation. The museum is located at 1235 Main Street, City Hall Complex, Sebastian, and is open T uesday thru Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays, during the summer, from 1 p.m. to 4. Admission is free and the reference library is open by appointment. Call (772) 581-1380. Friends After Diagnosis breast cancer support group: T wo groups meet at Indian River Medical Center, 1000 3 6th Street, Vero Beach. One meets on the third Saturday of each month, from 10-11 a.m., in the executive dining room off the cafeteria. The other meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month, from 2-3:30 p.m. in the Cancer Center. Anyone who is a survivor, caretaker, friend or family member who has been touched by breast cancer is welcome to attend. F or more information, contact Lin Reading at (772) 978-9392. or email linreading@bellsouth.net. Spark of Divine Learning and Healing Center holds monthly meetings, workshops and classes including yoga, a drum circle, tarot reading and more. F or more information, costs and a schedule, call (772) 257-6499 or visit www.meetup.com/spark-ofdivine-spirit-unity-reikiunconditional-love/events/calendar. Garden walk with country care roses, weekends from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 14070 1 09th St., Fellsmere. F or more information, call (772) 5595036. Friday farmer's market in downtown Vero Beach. For more information, call (772) 581-2746. Men's singles tennis pyramid: Play runs from 6-8 p.m. every Thursday at the Riverside Racquet Complex, 35 0 Dahlia Lane, Vero Beach. T his is an adult league for ages 18 and older; men's levels of 3.5/4.0. The fees are $2 per week for members and $5 per week for nonmembers (plus $1 light fee per hour when applicable). Pa r ticipants must check inside the pro shop with the attendant on duty and pay before going to the courts. Players must register weekly by sending an email to Brian Orzel, singles pyramid coordinator at orzelbp@gmail.com by noon on Thursdays. A maximum of 14 players will be accepted for these pyramid or ladder format sets against three different opponents. For more information contact Gaby Dwyer, tennis supervisor, at (772) 231-4787 or contact Brian Orzel at (772) 538-0465. Sunset Saturday night cruises: Oceanside Business Association of Vero Beach's sunset Saturday cruises on the second Saturday of the month located on the corner of Ocean Drive and Dahlia Lane. F or more information, visit www.VeroBeachOBA.com. Sunset at the plaza sponsored by Mulligan's Beach House will have arts, crafts, live music, kids eat free and more every Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at the Vero Beach Mulligan's, 1025 Beachland Blvd., Vero Beach. Indian River Civic Association and the Florida Irish-American Society are conducting a food drive to benefit a local Veteran's Group Home. Every Wednesday at noon the Irish Club, located at 1314 20th Street in Vero Beach, invites the public for a home-made lunch and dessert while listening to the big band sound of a local senior musical group. All ages are invited, and the cost is $7, no reservation required. Please bring a non-perishable food item. Every month the IRCA distributes this food, along with fresh meat to the veterans. F or more information, call (772) 913-1196 or (772) 569-1460. P elican Island National W ildlife Refuge: Call the refuge at (772) 562-3909, Ext. 275, or visit fws.gov/pelicanisland/events Italian-American War Ve t erans, Post No.3 and W omen's Auxiliary located at 2500 15th Ave., Vero Beach, holds business meetings at 7 p.m., on the second Wednesday of each month. Social meetings are held at 6 p.m., on the fourth W ednesday of the month. New members welcome. For information, call (772) 2315673 or (772) 770-2558. V ero Beach Railroad Station in downtown Vero Beach was originally built in 1 903. It is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is open Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., and W ednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. V isitors can tour the exhibit center and get a glimpse of local history from prehistoric times through World War II. T here is a model train display that offers panoramic views of historical sites in Indian River County. The railroad station is located at 2336 1 4th Ave., Vero Beach. For more information, call (772) 778-3435. By now we have all opened those gifts and found either gold or coal. Today one of the most popular gifts is a simple gift card. This allows y ou to use the funds on the card for whatever you want. U nless it's for a specific store or restaurant. So y our conundrum may be deciding which golf clubs y ou want to spend that money on. Are today's clubs worth the investment? One of the fortunate perks of my job is being able to test and r eview the latest in golf equipment technology. My bag usually has an extra club or three, or an extra sleeve of new balls to try out and then report my findings back to the manufacturer. M any of my golf buddies get to try the clubs as I need input from more than just one person. The question I find myself asked most often by my fellow golfers is Does the technology really change that much from year to year to warrant me spending money on new clubs?" It 's a good question. When most of us are watching every nickel and dime, spending a few hundred dollars on that new driver or even more on new irons may be difficult to justify. Especially if your spouse or partner doesnt play golf. W ith the size limits on drivers set at a maximum of 460cc, manufacturers have taken to putting as much technology as possible into that space. They now use exotic materials and move w eight around to put it to better use. They have also made it so that we can make adjustments ourselves to our drivers. We can set the loft, open or close the face, and more. Dr ivers no longer have grooves on the face. They have etching that resembles grooves. This allows the face to be made thinner, with less chance of breakage. The thinner face is livelier, producing more ball speed and the weight savings allows designers to put that w eight in places where it will help you hit the ball straighter. The result is a driver that is easier to hit farther and straighter than those from a few years ago. The biggest leaps in clubs have come in the manufacturing process. Companies use CNC milling to make the faces of irons perfectly flat. They use lasers to cut the grooves to NASA-like precision. W ith today's technology, it's possible to build irons with multiple materials instead of just steel. Titanium has a 42 percent lighter density than steel, while tungsten is twice as heavy. U sing these materials allows designers to move weight to places that help optimize the center of gravity on the club. The lower and deeper they can place the COG, the higher and straighter the ball launches. T oday's irons are all strong-lofted. The loft of y our new pitching wedge may be closer to what you had in your 9 or 8-iron years back. However, by using different materials in the head and moving the COG, they keep the same trajectory of the old iron, but with greater distance. Imagine a ball coming off the face of yo ur 8-iron with the same high trajectory, but with 6iron speed. You get a shot that drops softly, while traveling farther. Ca sting processes have come a long way, too. C ompanies have the ability to cast faces less than two millimeters thick. Designers then use that weight savings to increase perimeter weighting, improving forgiveness. M ost important is that the ability to cast this technology and design improves mass production and lowers costs, giving us a more affordable club with state-of-the-art technology. At one time all forged clubs were muscle-backs with little forgiveness, making them difficult for r ecreational golfers to play and enjoy. With CNC milling machines and lasers, designers can now carve portions from the forged heads giving them the same perimeter weighting once found only in cast clubs. C omputer simulators also play a role in measuring the drag forces of a design as it goes through the grass. This allows designers to adjust the sole of the iron to optimize how it reacts when it strikes the ground and then adjust their design to make the club more efficient for its target audience. We all want feel in our clubs. It usually tells us how w ell or poorly we struck a shot. Designers are now able to measure the sound waves emitted by a club as it strikes a ball at various points on the face. Engineers then design and implement dampening inserts and stiffening ribs to make the club sound and feel better. We've come a long way in terms of how well and how advanced we build golf equipment. If you have a few holiday bucks to spend on equipment, rest assured that it will be a good investment. J ames Stammer has been an avid golfer and golf enthusiast for nearly 40 years.He hosts the Thursday N ight Golf Show on WSTU 1450-AM.Contact him at stammergolf@yahoo.com. Spending a gift card on new clubs? Here are some tips GOLFJAMES STAMMER F riday, December 27, 2013 B6 Sebastian River AreaHometown News 080102 Call (321) 676-8923 or visit AquarinaGolf.comfor information, tee times, golf anddining specials7500 S. Hwy A1A € MelbourneBeach(5 miles north of Sebastian inlet)Delicious Food and Full Bar in the Brassie Grille Low Public Daily Fee Rates Membership Plans for Everyone Lessons from Our PGA Pros Fun Events and Friendly People Staff Dedicated to Serving You! TIPSONTHETEETUESDAYS! TIPSONTHETEETUESDAYS!8am-Noon 5 minute FREETIPŽ from the ProVideo clip of your swing includedWhere else can you get all that with your purchase of 18 holes!8am-Noon 5 minute FREETIPŽ from the ProVideo clip of your swing includedWhere else can you get all that with your purchase of 18 holes!V alid through December 086106 CATCH YOUR DREAMS CATCH YOUR DREAMS PSYCHIC READER PSYCHIC READER MARIE MARIE741 Sebastian Blvd, suite 3 772-581-9998 Se bastian FL, 32958 772-633-0318 Ne w & Used items / Collectables Ca t chYourDreams@att.net 086175 EAGLES NESTRemember When NEW YEARS EVEFrom $14.99FREE CHAMPAGNE TOAST WITH DINNEROpen New Years Day Traditional Roast Pork Special $12.99 Famous for Prime RibŽ Steaks € Ribs € Seafood Breakfast € Lunch € Dinnerat Sebastian Golf Course 772-589-6803 ~ EaglesNestRestaurant.com$3OFF $10or more on Food & Beveragewith this ad. Not valid on New Years Eve & Day or with other coupons Exp. 1-2-14 HN Saturday 6PM 9PM 086191RSVP This was written by an old friend of mine that has turned into a fishing buddy here in F lorida, J.D. Houch from the B uckeye State, Ohio. J erry has a cattle ranch with several ponds on it with plenty of bass to catch, but he'd much rather catch our Florida bass. "They just don't get as big up in that north country," he says. B esides doing his cattle chores he dabbles in poetry, and has a couple of his poems copyrighted. He does well in both, including catching Bass. I'm proud to call him my friend. Just one more castNo w I lay me down to rest A fishing pole across my chest Lord don't let me die before I wake C ause I've got one more cast to make I've one more lake and stream to fish A nd one more day to dream and wish A bout the one that got away A bout the one for which I pray So I lay down this night to sleep I pray the lord my life you'll keep A nd let me at the morn awake Caus e I have one more cast to make I know tomorrow will bring the fish I've sought and dreamed and often wished Oh there he is! That fish is mine! Oh lord let me cast just one more time. J oe Kubik is a tournament fisherman and former Charter Captain.Joe can be re ached at j .kubik@comcast.net A fisherman's prayer FISHING T ALESJOE KUBIK OutF rom page B5 086063

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