Page 1

3

Olympic hopeful Skate Town in trouble

Sheriff elections

Dennis Root preparing for a run

5

Jane Goodall an inspiration Resident saves the chimps

23

PALM CITY/TESORO

YourVoiceWeekly.com VOL. 3/ISSUE 49

YOUR INDEPENDENT LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2015

Fall Festival is coming back

Martin Bowl — trophy bounces again

Frank Avilla

FOR YOUR VOICE NEWS & VIEWS

PALM CITY — It has been said that you get what you pay for. Or that nothing in life is free; however, don’t dare tell that to Diane Grassick. With free admission and no charge for nearly all children’s activities, the 7th Annual Palm City Fall Fest promises to be an event that shouldn’t put a burdensome strain on the finances of even the largest of families. Grassick, who is the event’s Committee Chair, explained that the amazing commitment made by the Fall Fest’s sponsors allows this event to keep the cost to the family marginal. “We have such fantastic sponsorship,” said Grassick, a 30-year resident of Palm City. “That allows us to have so many free activities and games for the children.” Grassick estimated that currently there are nearly 20 corporate sponsors for this year’s event, which will be held from 10am-5pm on Sat., Oct. 24 at Lance Corporal Justin Wilson Memorial Park, located at 2050 SW Mapp Road. The presenting sponsors for this year’s event are Seacoast Bank and Seabreeze Publications. Other than food and drinks – which will be provided by a variety of food vendors from throughout the area and beyond – about the only reason event goers may have to come out of pocket will be for souvenirs or wares from any of the large array of merchant booths that will be spread throughout the park’s grounds. According to Grassick, free children’s activities, games and

See FESTIVAL page 9

Staff Reports

FOR YOUR VOICE NEWS & VIEWS

MARTIN COUNTY — The Tigers had more of almost everything than the Bulldogs on Friday night in the 32nd annual Martin Bowl — more total yards of offense; more first downs; more penalties; more turnovers; and, most importantly, more points on the scoreboard. Before a loud and near-capacity crowd at Joebud Staggs/Bulldog Stadium, the Tigers (5-1) scored a touchdown in both the third and fourth quarters to overcome a lead by the Bulldogs (4-1) and win 21-13. The District 6-7A opener for both teams was also the first time since 2010 they are in the same district. Last year, South Fork defeated rival Martin County 27-6 as a going-away gift for Dennis Lavelle, who retired as head coach after 16 years. The Bulldogs’ new head coach, Lavelle’s son Mike, was an assistant under his dad for a decade, so he knows keeping the Martin Bowl Trophy is even tougher than winning it. The trophy has bounced back and forth for at least the past five years. South Fork missed an opportunity to even the series, so now Martin County leads it 17-15. “It’s going to take a while for the sting of this to wear off,” South Fork coach Mike Lavelle said. The rivalry is an intense but mostly friendly competition, said

File Photo Mitch Kloorfain/chief photographer Miranda Selle, of Palm City, leaps to a victory in the sack race during the annual Palm City Fall Fest in October, 2014. The event took place at Lance Cpl. Justin J. Wilson Memorial Park and was hosted by the Palm City Chamber of Commerce.

See BOWL page 17

PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID FORT PIERCE, FL PERMIT NO. 248

Your Palm City Insurance Specialist

Local Postal Customer

Each Location Independently Owned & Operated

21882

ECRWSS

772-283-2933

Profile for Your Voice News & Views

Palmcity 10 9 2015  

Fall Festival is coming back, Martin Bowl — trophy bounces again, Skate Town may close, leaving Olympic hopefuls heartbroken, Officer Root s...

Palmcity 10 9 2015  

Fall Festival is coming back, Martin Bowl — trophy bounces again, Skate Town may close, leaving Olympic hopefuls heartbroken, Officer Root s...

Advertisement

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded