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Give the gift of an experience By Dawn Krebs dkrebs@hometownnewsol.com

ST. LUCIE COUNTY — What do you give the person who has everything? How about giving something they can experience, such as a musical performance or a comedy show? Or perhaps, even, something for them to do, such as kayaking? It can all be found in St. Lucie County. Do you have a doo-wop music fan in your house? The Port St. Lucie Civic Center is offering a special concert on Jan. 26 “The Legends of Rock ‘n Roll” featuring the Coasters, the Crystals and the Renditions. Tickets are $30 in advance. Or surprise someone with tickets to

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A visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus Kayley Brancaccio, 6, of Port St. Lucie gives her wish list to Mrs. Claus and Santa during a benefit for Abby Alonzo through the Van Duzer Foundation at Big Apple Pizza last year in Fort Pierce. The event raised $13,134 during the one night event for Abby, who is battling stage four Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

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see B.B. King in concert on Jan. 4 at the Sunrise Theatre in Fort Pierce. Tickets start at $65. Upcoming musical shows in January at the Sunrise Theatre include Natalie Cole, Englebert Humperdinck and Vince Gill, to name only a few. How about the members of your family who like to watch live performances? There is a large variety in St. Lucie County to choose from. In Fort Pierce, the Pineapple Play-

house will perform the play “Small Talk” during January. Also, the McAlpin Fine Arts Center at Indian River State College will feature the musical comedy “Broadway’s Next H!T Musical.” Sunrise Theatre has a number of live performances in January, including “The Nutopians – Celebrating the Music of John Lennon,” “Cinderella,” presented by the State Ballet Theatre of Russia, “The Barber of Seville” and the National Touring Company’s production of Monty Python’s “Spamalot.” If you are looking to surprise someone with an experience of a more outdoorsy kind, the Savannas Preserve

State Park is offering guided kayak tours for $10, which offers a special guided tour of the park by water. Interested residents would have to supply their own kayak, but it offers a completely different view of the park. “Kayak guides are trained in the ecology of the Savannas and have a diverse set of knowledge that they love to share,” said Debra Goodrich, one of the organizers of the event. “These tours fill up quickly.” There is even a full moon paddle on Dec. 28 for $15, where kayakers can experience the waters at night. Also planned are special holiday

kayak trips, currently scheduled for Dec. 26, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 for $15. So no matter what that hard-to-shopfor person is interested in, there’s something waiting for them in St. Lucie County. The Port St. Lucie Civic Center is located at 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place in Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 807-4488. The Sunrise Theatre is located at 117 Second St. in Fort Pierce. For more information, call (772) 4614775. The Savannas Preserve State Park is located at 2541 Walton Road in Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 398-2779.


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Band to present holiday spectacular For Hometown News NewsFP@hometownnewsol.com PORT ST. LUCIE — The Port St. Lucie Concert Band, with conductor and music director John K. Southall, will ring in the season by presenting “A Holiday Spectacular” on Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center. Tickets cost $6 per person in advance and $7 at the door. This popular event featuring traditional and contemporary holiday music will captivate the audience and is sure to leave everyone wrapped in the spirit of the season. The concert will open with “Yuletide Tapestry” and toes

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will be tapping when the band entertains with popular Christmas tunes from the 1950s. There will be sing-alongs to everyone’s favorite holiday melodies; a medley of three traditional Hanukkah songs featured in a “Hanukkah Festival” arrangement; “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” inspired by the late Charles M. Shultz comic strip and much more. The Port St. Lucie Civic Center is located at 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place on the southeast corner of U.S. 1 and Walton Road. For more information, call (772) 807-4488 or visit www.pslcommunityband.or g.

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Look to small businesses for unique gifts By Dawn Krebs dkrebs@hometownnewsol.com

ST. LUCIE COUNTY — For that hard-to-shop-for person on your holiday list, look no further than the multitude of small businesses in St. Lucie County. In Fort Pierce, the downtown area has a large variety of small businesses to peruse, offering everything from jewelry to items for the home to personal services. For example, a unique piece of jewelry might bring a smile to someone’s face. Sweet’s Jewelers, established in 1926, offers a wide selection to choose from. The store has had the same designer for the last 45 years. One of the trends the store offers is called the Karisma line, where bracelets, rings, earrings, bangles and pendants are available with interchangeable jewels in the center of the piece that can be replaced with different ones to match a style or mood. “Silver jewelry with gold accents is also popular this year,” said Jan Russell, the owner. “It keeps the price reasonable, while giving the customer that gold look.” She likes being able to get to know her customers. “We take more time with each one,” she said. For a store that offers “the reason for the season,” Kingdom Christian Bookstore is a new addition to the downtown area, having been open since May.

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The store carries all Christian products, including bibles, religious books, gifts and church supplies. “A lot of the churches and the people in the community have been very supportive,” said Michelle Tukes. She and her husband Otis own the store. “We are looking forward to this holiday season.” Another store in the downtown area that has an always changing inventory is Karen Kane Interiors. While this store, open for the past 37 years, offers full-service interior design, it also showcases a number of items for the home in the $25 or less range. “We have picture frames, serving platters, kitchen accessories and more,” said Ms. Kane, owner. “We offer quite a variety and love giving that hometown personal service.” Sweet’s Jewelers is located at 209 Avenue A in Fort Pierce. It is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information, call (772) 461-4686. Karen Kane Interiors is located at 201 N. Second St. in Fort Pierce. It is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, call (772) 465-2574. Kingdom Christian Bookstore is located at 207 Avenue A in Fort Pierce. It is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.For more information, call (772) 465-7999.

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Holiday season songs Abby McGonnell, 10, of Port St. Lucie sings songs of the holiday season with others from the Village Green Environmental Studies School during a live broadcast on WPSL 1590 at the offices of Diamond Litty, public defender of the 19th Judicial Circuit , last December.

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Shoppers urged to remain alert this season By Dawn Krebs dkrebs@hometownnewsol.com

ST. LUCIE COUNTY — While everyone is busy tackling their holiday lists, area law enforcement has some suggestions to keep the holidays safer. “People are more attracted during the holiday season,” said Sgt. Chris Cicio, who is part of the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office crime prevention unit. The first place people should be aware is while shopping. “Being alert and aware of your surroundings is important,” Sgt. Cicio said. Residents should only carry only what they need in their purse or wallet. Also, always carry the purse. Never leave it in a shopping cart. Another suggestion is to park in well-traveled areas. “With the time change, darkness will come sooner,” he said. “Carry a

lighted keychain and a whistle, and try to park in lighted areas.” He also said never assume you are alone. “Placing your purse, wallet or purchases in your vehicle’s trunk may seem safe, but not if someone is watching you do it,” he said. “If you place your packages in the trunk but are planning to keep shopping, move your car to a different location in the parking lot so someone watching thinks you’ve left.” Children should also be informed of safety issues when shopping. “Have a conversation with them about wandering off, and what to do if they become separated from an adult,” he said. But it’s not just while shopping that residents need to be careful. Holiday safety is important at home, as well. Take time to inventory valuables. The sheriff’s office recommends engraving them with the owner’s driver license number.

“Placing your purse, wallet or purchases in your vehicle’s trunk may seem safe, but not if someone is watching you do it.”

Sgt. Chris Cicio St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office crime prevention unit. “This greatly increases the chance of recovery, should the item be stolen,” Sgt. Cicio said. He also suggests homeowners keep a list of valuables, complete with make, model, serial numbers and a photo in a separate location in case of a home burglary. If a homeowner plans to be away for a period of three days or more, they can call the crime prevention unit at (772) 871-5303 and request a

deputy check on their home while they are away. Also, make a point to stop the mail and paper delivery, close your blinds and even play a radio so a potential burglar will hear voices. In the end, it boils down to trusting your instincts. “If your gut tells you something is wrong, listen to it,” he said. For more information, go online to www.stluciesheriff.com.

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Holiday program helps struggling seniors enjoy the season will collect and distribute gifts to seniors who might otherwise spend the holiday alone. The Be a Santa to a Senior program will kicked off Nov. 15 at a special event at Butterfield’s Pharmacy & Medical Supplies on Saint Lucie West Blvd and will run through Dec. 17. Christmas trees, which will go up at Butterfield’s in Port St. Lucie and Fort Pierce, as well as at Abingdon at Tradition, 10685 S.W. Stony Creek Way in Port St. Lucie, will feature ornaments with the first names of the seniors and their respective gift requests. Holiday shoppers are asked to pick up an ornament, buy items on the list and return them unwrapped to the

store, along with the ornament attached. The Home Instead Senior Care office will then enlist the volunteer help of its staff, senior-care business associates, nonprofit workers and others to collect, wrap and distribute the gifts. “Be a Santa to a Senior is another way to say thank you to the many seniors who have made such important contributions to our community throughout the years,” said Ms. Strickland. “Helping a needy older adult can bring fulfillment to the giver as well as the receiver.It does make a difference.” For more information, visit www.beasantatoasenior.com or call (772) 205-3900.

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year,” said Patricia Strickland, coowner with her husband, Michael, of the Home Instead Senior Care office serving St. Lucie and Martin counties. “That’s not the only issue, though. Personal needs may become magnified for so many living alone with no one to share their problems.” According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 9 percent of U.S. seniors 65 and older are living in poverty and 27 percent are widowed. With the support of Butterfield’s Pharmacy & Medical Supplies and the Council on Aging of St. Lucie’s Mealson-Wheels program, volunteers, members of the community and the local Home Instead Senior Care office

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• Holiday art festival will be held through Jan. 11 at the A.E. Backus Museum and Gallery, 500 Indian River Drive in Fort Pierce. For more information, call (772) 465-0630 or go online to www.backusgallery.com.

• Art sale and holiday festival open house will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the A.E. Backus Museum and Gallery, 500 Indian River Drive in Fort Pierce. Free admission. For more information, call (772) 465-0630 or go online to www.backusgallery.com.

• Bowfire: “Holiday Heart Strings” will perform at 7 p.m. at Sunrise Theatre, 117 S. Second St. in Fort Pierce. Tickets start at $39. For more information, call (772) 461-4775.

THURSDAY, NOV. 29 • The Port St. Lucie Concert Band will perform at 6 p.m. at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center, 9221 S.E. Civic Center Drive in Port St. Lucie. Tickets are $6 in advance, $7 at the door. For more information, call (772) 8782277.

SATURDAY, DEC. 1 • Art sale and holiday festival open house will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the A.E. Backus Museum and Gallery, 500 Indian River Drive in Fort Pierce. A calendar signing for the 2013 art for living calendar will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission. For more information, call (772) 465-0630 or go online to www.backusgallery.com. • Port St. Lucie Festival of Lights will take place from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center, 9221

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S.E. Civic Center Drive in Port St. Lucie. Parade starts at 6 p.m. For more information, call (772) 878-2277.

SUNDAY, DEC. 2 • The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas show will perform at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Sunrise Theatre, 117 S. Second St. in Fort Pierce. Tickets start at $46. For more information, call (772) 461-4775. • Sights and Sounds Christmas festival and parade will be from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. in downtown Fort Pierce. For more information, call (772) 466-3880.

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will take place at Heathcote Botanical Gardens, 210 Savannah Road in Fort Pierce. For more information, call (772) 464-4672. • “The Nutcracker” will be performed at the Sunrise Theatre by the St. Lucie Ballet.

FRIDAY, DEC. 14SATURDAY, DEC. 15 • The lecture “Star of Wonder” will be held at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Dec. 14, and at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Dec. 15 at Hallstrom Planetarium, 3209 Virginia Ave. in Fort Pierce. Cost is $3. For more information, call (772) 462-4750.

FRIDAY, DEC. 14SUNDAY, DEC. 16 • “Sister’s Christmas Catechism” will be at 8 p.m. on Dec. 14, at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Dec. 15, and at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Dec. 16 in the Black Box Theatre at Sunrise Theatre, 117 S. Second St. in Fort Pierce. Tickets

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Olivia Tully, 5, of Port St. Lucie tries to keep her grip at the top of the snow mountain at the Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast .

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It’s a wrap Lizeth Lovano and Yadira Hernandez, both of Fort Pierce, wrap gifts for children at the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office. The gifts are part of part of the sheriff’s office’s annual program to help needy families during the Christmas season.

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Floresta Elementary School student Ronald Ivory, 10, of Port St. Lucie makes his way past Mrs. Claus to get a photo with Santa during the Police Athletic League Christmas party for students.

start at $35. For more information, call (772) 461-4775.

FRIDAY, DEC. 14 • Port St. Lucie High School winter concert will be held at 7 p.m. at Port St. Lucie High School, 1201 Jaguar Lane in Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 337-6770.

SATURDAY, DEC. 15 • Yuletides, a concert “under the stars” featuring songs of the holiday season, will be held at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Hallstrom Planetarium, 3209 Virginia Ave. in Fort Pierce. Cost is $12. For more information, call (772) 462-4750. • Gingerbread houses art class will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for adults and from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for children ages 8-15 at Oxbow EcoCenter in Port St. Lucie. Cost is $20 per person, which includes all supplies. Reservations are required. See CALENDAR, 22

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A holiday homecoming United States Army Sgt. Kristy Sexton came home to a surprise of Christmas lights provided by Florida Power & Light and Forgotten Soldier Outreach, last year. Sgt. Sexton surprised her two sons, Christian, 9, and Kyle, 12 the next day at their schools. Sgt. Sexton was on two weeks leave from her tour in Afghanistan.

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8am-3pm Every Saturday Rain or Shine Located In Front Of The Civic Center In Port St. Lucie Walton Ave, and US 1

OVER 80 VENDORS Farm Fresh Produce • Organically Grown produce, • Handmade Arts and Crafts • Home and Garden including nursery on site • Various Food Vendors • Petting Zoo • Beautiful Water Fountains • 911 Monument • Local Honey Clean Restrooms • Resting Areas • Abundant Parking • Caribbean Music

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Christmas surprise

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FRIDAY, DEC. 21 • Treehouse Time, “Winter Wonderland” will take place at 9:30 p.m. and is for ages 3 to 5 with an adult at Oxbow Eco-Center in Port St. Lucie. Children will dress up as a Florida snowman and play a chilly bundle up game. This is a free program.

SATURDAY, DEC. 22

Jacqui Ortiz of Port St. Lucie opens Christmas gifts with Maddie Woodbury, 2, provided by agents from State Farm Insurance.

• “A Christmas Carol” will be performed by the South Florida Dance Company at Sunrise Theatre, 117 S. Second St. in Fort Pierce. Tickets are $25. For more information, call (772) 461-4775.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 26 • “The Nutcracker” by the State Ballet Theatre of Russia will perform at 7 p.m. at Sunrise Theatre, 117 S. Second St. in Fort Pierce. Tickets start at $45. For more information, call (772) 4614775.

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A holiday shopping spree Jackie Goforth of Port St. Lucie eyes bicycles for her daughters, Jade and Alissa, and her son, Johnnie (not shown), with Port St. Lucie Police Officer Erik Wilson during a Christmas shopping spree in Wal Mart. The shopping trip was made possible by the Port St. Lucie Blue Angels, a program sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 118, to help families in need.

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Treasure Coast High School chaperone Bruna Nigro helps Ainsley Alceme, 6, of Manatee Academy open his Christmas present at the Port St. Lucie Police Athletic League’s Christmas celebration for students at the PAL center.


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On the air WPSL’s Carol Wyatt, Mr. ‘G’ and Diamond Litty, public defender for the 19th Judicial Circuit, talk with Meghan Church and Tyler Alexander following their performance on the air for the WPSL Christmas kids radio broadcast.

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Non Profit Thrift Store Operated by Donations

Hours: Monday thru Saturday 9:00-3:00 Closed Sunday

A Healthy Pet Equals A Happy You! Kelly’s Animal Hospital now offers custom-built wellness packages for your dog or cat. All packages include a preventive health care consultation.

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Mon.-Fri. 7:30 - 5:30 Sat. 8:00 - 1:00 Closed Sunday

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The Art & Science of

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Fireworks light the night in Tradition following the 2010 Christmas tree lighting ceremony. The event was sponsored by several local businesses in Tradition.

Singing along Dakota Sikes, 3, of Fort Pierce, carols with other children from the Indian River State College child development center under the pavilion at the college last December.

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TWO LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU! 1012 SW St Lucie West Blvd (next to Dunkin Donuts)

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