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Stampede on the attack Stampede Lacrosse Club impresses in local tournament By Patrick Bernadeau Staff writer

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Mitch Kloorfain/chief photographer Stampede Lacrosse player Clayton Deutschmann (left) of Palm City goes up against his Praetorian opponent setting up a score for his team during the Martin County Fall Shootout tournament at Halaptiokee Park Saturday, Nov. 9.

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PALM CITY – Lacrosse is a sport that has been played predominately in the northeast. The sport has grown over the years and has expended into South Florida. While many local high schools have begun to offer lacrosse as one of the sports available for students to compete in, the basics, foreign to many in the Sunshine State, are being taught right in our backyard. Based in Palm City, the Stampede Lacrosse Club offers youngsters from the Treasure Coast, who are learning the sport and trying to hone in their talents, the opportunity to travel in and outside the state to compete in the against some of the best lacrosse players in their region and respective age group. “There’s a lot of competition here in South Florida,” Stampede administrator Phil Urso said. “The competition has risen to an

STAMPEDE from page 1 all-time high.” “The Florida lacrosse landscape has changed so much that now the northeast colleges are coming down to have a look at the athletes. They know we have athletes now.” The Stampede LC, originated in 2011, has four teams ranging from kids in elementary school to high school. The teams include 11-and-under, 13-and-under, 15-and-under and high school. “I love contact sports,” Hunter East said, a 14-year-old student at Hidden Oaks Middle School. “I just love lacrosse. It’s a team sport.” Lacrosse is hockey without the ice. It’s played on a wide-open field with sticks held up high, but while kids jostle for the ball, big

Your Voice News & Views hits occur. There is a penalty box and plenty of physicality, yet the sport does include lots of strategy, where player spacing and ball movement is key in creating shooting lanes. Just like in any other sport, it takes good coaching for the players to understand that. Urso says good coaching is vital to the Stampede succeeding. “The biggest reason for the growth of lacrosse down here is that we finally have coaching talent.” Urso said. “Some of the guys that up north played the game, professionally and collegiately, are now down here trying to help the sport grow.” One of those coaches is Erick Perez, a graduate of Sacred Heart University in Connecticut and former professional Major League Lacrosse player. Perez focuses on the simple things with his kids.

November 16, 2012 “The biggest thing that we stress is the basic fundamentals of lacrosse,” Perez said. “Picking up the ball, moving the ball and moving without the ball are the three key components that we stress with our youth.” On Veterans Day weekend at Halpatiokee Park in Stuart, the Stampede LC competing in the Martin County Fall Shootout, a tournament that included 57 competed teams. With college coaches in attendance, Stampede fared well. The U15 team had the best result, taking home second place in their age group. U11, U13 and the high school team finished sixth, third, and fourth place, respectively. For additional information and updates on the Stampede, visit their website at stampedelc. com or find them Facebook at stampedelc.


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Equestrian competes at world competition By Shelley Koppel Staff writer

Photo courtesy of Diane Reddish Cindy Reddish with All Inspiring, owned by Diane Andersen of Palm City. All INspiring placed fourth in the Progressive Working Hunter competition and 12th place, Senior Hunter Hack. to the competition. All Inspiring, known as Dutch, is a dark bay owned by Diane Andersen of Palm City, who accompanied Reddish to Oklahoma City. Discretionary Funds, known as Ty, is such a dark shade of brown that he appears black.

“We had a year to qualify both of them,” Reddish said. “They qualified in a total of five events, for professionals and amateurs. Discretionary Funds is an investment horse. If he places well, it increases his value. Dutch is an amateur and this is his first trip

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PALM CITY – Equestrian Cindy Reddish has been riding all of her life. “My dad got me on my first pony when I was 5,” she said. “It’s always been my passion. It’s been my career and my avocation.” Reddish, who has lived in Florida for most of her life, teaches riding and competes at a worldclass level. In early November, she took two horses to the annual American Quarter Horse Association World Show in Oklahoma City, an event she knows well. In 1985, she won the Worlds in two events: working hunter and hunter hack. Reddish specializes in the English style of riding. In Oklahoma City, she and the horse competed in the working hunter and the hunter hack events. “The working hunter is judged on the horse’s performance, on how well they jump and maneuver over at least eight fences,” Reddish said. “In the hunter hack, the judging is on how the horse jumps two fences, and then walks, trots and canters along the rail in both directions.” Reddish drove to Oklahoma City with the two horses she brought

to the World show.” At the end of the first week of competition, Reddish had good news. Both horses had top-10 finishes. Discretionary Funds had a third-place finish in the Junior Working Hunter event and All Inspiring had a fourth-place finish in the Progressive Working Hunter event. Each still had events to come. Later in competition, All Inspiring added a 12th-place finish in Senior Hunter Hack. Discretional Funds had added an eighth-place finish in Junior Hunter Hack and an 11th place finish in Progressive Working Hunter. Reddish leases a facility at Savannah Pines Equestrian Center. She has 21 horses that board with her and four more that she keeps for lessons. She also has several horses at home. Reddish maintains a full teaching schedule and has trained competitors at the highest levels. While she has had students come to her from different areas, most of her students are home-grown. “I’ve cultivated most of them,” she said. “I have a student who started at 8 years old and she’s now 24. Kids come to me from the very beginning. I can start them at 4, but 5 or 6 is really a better age. I have taken students

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WATER from page 1 the St. Lucie River Estuary. The halt will be until further notice. As recently as Nov. 1, roughly 550 million gallons of water would make its way into the local river. During the area’s rainy season from the middle of the summer into fall, the corps discharges the extra water into the St. Lucie River as well as the Caloosahatchee River in an effort to make sure the Herbert Hoover Dike doesn’t overflow. Originally, the water would flow down to the Everglades. But with the rainy season come and gone, the need for water to flow into the rivers is not necessary at the moment. One of the creations of the extra water being discharged from Lake Okeechobee is algae blooms. Due to the agriculture, such as sugar plantations north of Lake Okeechobee nearby the Kissimmee water basin, algae blooms are created from, among other things, fertilizer runoff from nearby agricultural areas. “Fertilizer doesn’t sound

Your Voice News & Views like a bad thing to people,” said Dr. Edith Widder, co-founder, president and senior scientist of the Ocean Research & Conservation Association in Fort Pierce. “But it’s a question of too much of a good thing.” The algae blooms would block marine life from sunlight and when the algae dies, it sucks all the oxygen of the water. Mark Perry, executive director at the Florida Oceanographic Society in Stuart, said the algae itself isn’t the problem. “Some fish and other animals actually eat algae,” said Perry. “But when it gets too prolific and it blooms in great amounts, it can cause a problem of depleting the oxygen out of the water.” “When it breaks down and decays, the loss of oxygen can cause fish kills.” Algae are not only a concern for marine life, he said. “The other algae that we can also get from Lake Okeechobee are microcystis algae,” Perry added. “It’s blue - green algae that gives off a toxin that affects your liver. So it can be very detrimental to human health, not only fish health.”

CRIME from page 1 by 7.6 percent within a sixmonth period. From January 2012 to June 2012, 1,828 crimes were committed. Compared to that same period of time in 2011, the county has experienced 151 fewer crimes. “The crime rate all over the state is trending downward,” Martin County Sheriff Robert Crowder said. The first six months of 2012 saw a rise in murders (2011: 1 - 2012: 4), rapes (2011: 7 - 2012: 18) and aggravated assaults (2011: 119 - 2012: 124), yet the county saw drops in robberies (2011: 43 - 2012: 37), burglaries (2011: 391 - 2012: 364) and motor vehicle theft (2011: 63 - 2012: 58). The biggest drop came in the larceny department. In the first months of 2012, 1,223 larcenies occurred, 132 fewer larcenies compared to 2011. Although an explanation was difficult to come up with, Sheriff Crowder credits the watchful eye of the local residents as one of the reasons behind the early year drops in property crimes. “It’s tough to say definitively why crime has dropped because crime can be sporad-

November 16, 2012 ic,” Crowder said. “But we’ve seen awareness rise amongst our residents and make for a good, effective crime watch.” The report is good news for Palm City resident and father Andres Mateo. “For someone like myself, who is trying to raise a family, I’m happy about the news and happy to know that I’m living in a safer environment,” Mateo said. Despite the positive news, some residents are concerned about the future, specifically how the Indian Street Bridge may affect to crime in Palm City area. “I’m concerned about there soon being another avenue to enter our community,” said a Palm City small business owner and lifetime resident who didn’t want his name used. “With it being easier to get into Palm City because of the bridge, I’m worried about the traffic of people that will soon filter into the area.” Even with the positive returns, law enforcement in here Martin County understands that there will always be more work to do. “Our goal is to always get it down to zero,” said Crowder. “There is no tolerable number.”

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who have been with other trainers. I’ve been here longer than most.” For the rider and teacher, horses are a major part of her life. “I ride four to six horses a day,” she said. “I usually spend 12 hours a day at the barn, unless I’m at a horse show. I have a very understanding significant other who’s not afraid to work and he’s real supportive and helps me around the property.” Reddish is not sure if she will compete for many more years, but she is certain she will continue to teach at the highest level. “I’ll probably do this until I die,” she said. Cindy Reddish boards horses and teaches riding at Savannah Pines Equestrian Center, 6984 S.W. Busch St., Palm City. Call (772) 4860054 for more information.

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Palm City businesses honor veteran After 13 years in service, Jensen Beach veteran is awarded a minivan at the Stuart Air Show By Patrick Bernadeau Staff writer STUART – Todd Harris has been servicing local residents at his shop for years, but his best work may have come with what he gave a Martin County veteran during Veterans Day weekend. Harris, owner of Crown Car Care auto shops in Palm City and Stuart, help award Douglas Winterhalter, a former jet engine mechanic in the Air Force, with a 2004 Ford Windstar minivan, valued at $9,000, during a beautiful, sunny Saturday at the Stuart Air Show. “They are selfless,” Harris said of veterans that have served this country. “The people that go into the military are looking to help their country. They aren’t looking to make a lot of money.” “These people deserved the upmost respect and honor so if they are in need, this is the least

Patrick Bernadeau/staff writer Being interviewed by Olga Hamilton of Martin County Lifestyle Magazine, Air Force veteran Douglas Winterhalter discusses his joy minutes after being presented with a special military-painted 2004 Ford Windstar. I can do” The car was awarded as part of a contest run by Crown Car Care and fellow Palm City businesses, Dangerous Curves and Crown Collision Center, to give away the vehicle to a Martin County resident who has served his country

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knee issues. Returning from service in 2010, it’s been a struggle to receive disability and find employment. Upon learning he had won, Winterhalter, accompanied by his family, was speechless. After a moment to gather his thoughts, he was ready to share his excitement. “I’m feeling overwhelmed,” Winterhalter said after landing the keys to his new vehicle. “Being awarded something like this is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.” The vehicle was outfitted with four new tires, a complete mechanical check and repair. In addition, the minivan was given a complete exterior paint job with special military artwork done on the hood. Crown Car Care will cover the first year of auto-insurance of the vehicle. This giveaway is the first of what Harris intends to be many car giveaways to veterans in future Stuart Air Shows. “My goal is when they open that car door up, get the keys to this car and drive away, they’ll say ‘people still care,’” Harris said.

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Please help save Buddy To the Editor: Buddy has had a rough start to life. He was dumped, stranded and injured in the Loxahatchee area of Palm Beach that is heavily populated by alligators. A city employee called animal control to rescue the dog, only to be told that he would be put to sleep within 30 minutes by Palm Beach Animal Control. The dog was rescued by Dogs & Cats Forever, a local no kill shelter and is now in foster care in Palm City while he recovers from his injuries. Buddy has been shot in the face, has a broken tooth and had to have part of his foot amputated. This is a sad story of animal cruelty and one that is not unique. This dog needs a chance and I just couldn’t let it go, it broke my heart. This poor little guy deserves a better life. He deserves a warm place to sleep, food to eat and someone to love. I recognize that we cannot save them all, but I also recognize that we can all do our part in society, for whatever cause helps you do your soul work. When I read this quote it just reinforced my involvement in animal rescue said Keri Burgess, volunteer for Dogs and Cats Forever. I looked at all the caged ani-

Buddy mals in the shelter, the cast-offs of human society. I saw in their eyes love and hope, fear and dread, sadness and betrayal, and I was angry. God, I said, this is terrible. Why don’t you do something?” God was silent for a moment and then He spoke softly. “I have done something, He replied, I created you.” Buddy still needs to heal and to learn to trust people again; he is only about a year old and is very sweet. If you would like to donate to “Help for Buddy” please mail your checks to Dogs & Cats Forever, PO Box 880043,

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More than 200 turn out for Paws for a Cause To the Editor: Hobe Sound Animal Protection League, a no-kill feline rescue and adoption organization in Palm City, recently held its eighth annual Paws for a Cause festival. Close to 200 guests came out to the sanctuary for tours, games, a silent auction, and more. Live music and a barbecue lunch kept guests entertained and satisfied as they made their way among the booths and exhibits. Each year the festival includes activities to encourage appreciation of animals of every sort. A dog obedience demonstration, an equestrian dressage demonstration, a petting zoo, and a visit by Treasure Coast Wildlife provided up-close encounters for festival-goers. In addition to the regular activities, guests who bought tickets to the VIP Lounge took a break from the outdoor fun to enjoy an open bar and a buffet piled high with gourmet hot and cold appetizers.

The League holds the festival each year to raise money to cover operating expenses at the sanctuary. This year’s fundraiser brought in more than $45,000 to help the cats. Located on a 32-acre property known as Caring Fields, the League shares space with Equine Rescue & Adoption Foundation, an equine rescue organization. The sanctuary is home to close to 200 cats that run freely within safe, protected spaces, using small cottages as feeding stations and cozy retreats from the outdoors. In addition to running the sanctuary, the organization maintains a spay neuter program and an adoption program. Last year alone, more than 2,000 cats were spayed or neutered. Each year hundreds of cats find homes through the League’s adoption program. For more information about Hobe Sound Animal Protection League, please call (772) 4637386 or visit our website at www.

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f you depend on fixed-income investments for at least part of your income, you probably haven’t been too happy in recent years, as interest rates have hit historic lows. Nonetheless, even in a low-rate environment, you can broaden the income-producing potential of your investment portfolio. However, before taking action, it’s helpful to know what the near-term direction of interest rates may look like. The Federal Reserve has stated that it plans to keep short-term rates at their current historic lows until at least mid-2015. The Fed doesn’t control long-term rates, making them somewhat less predictable, but it’s still likely that these rates will rise sooner than short-term ones. In any case, rather than worry about something you can’t control – that is, interest rate movements – try to focus on those things you can accomplish. And one achievable goal is to create an investment mix that includes three types of income: variable, reliable and rising. Variable income investments: Some variable income investments, such as certificates of deposit, offer significant protection of principal, and the value of your investment won’t change with fluctuating interest rates, provided you hold your CD until maturity. Of course, current rates are quite low, which means CDs provide you with

little income today, but their rates have the potential to rise along with short-term interest rates. Reliable income investments: When you purchase reliable income investments, which Jamie Chapogas can include Financial advisor individual bonds, you have the opportunity to earn more income today, and more consistent income over time, than you’d typically get from variable income investments. However, you will likely also experience greater price fluctuations as interest rates change. Specifically, as interest rates rise, the price of your existing bonds typically will fall. Rising income investments: When investing for income, you’ll want to keep at least one eye on inflation – because if the interest rates paid on your CDs and individual bonds are lower than the annual inflation rate, you may lose purchasing power. If this gap persists over time, it could grow into a real problem for you. Consequently, you’ll want at least

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some of your investment income to come from rising income investments, such as dividend-paying stocks. Of course, not all stocks pay dividends, but with the help of your financial advisor, you can find companies that have paid – and even increased – their dividends for many years running. And if you don’t actually need the dividends to supplement your cash flow, you can reinvest them to build your ownership stake in these stocks. Keep in mind, though, that companies can reduce or discontinue dividends at any time. Also, remember that stock prices will constantly rise and fall, so the value of your principal could decline. As you can see, all three types of income-producing investments – variable, reliable and rising – offer some benefits, along with some risks of which you need to be aware. But putting together a mix of these investments that’s appropriate for your individual needs, goals and risk tolerance may help you boost the productivity of the “income” portion of your portfolio – no matter what’s happening with interest rates.

Port St. Lucie, FL, 34988 or if you would like to adopt Buddy please contact the foster mom, Keri Burgess, in Palm City at (772) 708-3764. Dogs and Cats Forever, Inc. is a nokill animal sanctuary open to the public Tuesday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.; closed Monday. The address is 4600 Selvitz Road, Fort Pierce. For more information, call (772) 4895454 or go to www. dogsandcatsforever. com. The sanctuary was founded on the principle that every animal is entitled to a loving safe home.

Jamie Chapogas is a financial advisor with Edward Jones, 2200 S.W. Town Center Way in Palm City. For more information, a free portfolio review or to request her as a guest speaker, call (866) 463-7189.

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going,” says Rina Shpiruk, director and founder of Elev8Hope. “These are lessons that the kids can’t get out of a book.” Shpiruk, 42, a Stuart resident and mother of four, founded the organization shortly after the adoption of her daughter Myah from a Chinese orphanage four years ago. The ball got rolling unintentionally when Shpiruk’s three sons were getting teased and bullied about their sister Myah, who is dealing with several health and special needs issues. After visiting her son’s classmates to explain Myah’s story, the students didn’t just stop with the teasing, but they began to help. “After talking to the kids, they had a lot of compassion,” Shpiruk said. “The kids started to share their stories, their issues and started to express interest on how they can make a difference.” An after-school program was thus born, focusing on the kids volunteering and assisting people within the community with special needs. What started as a presentation to her son’s classmates, Elev8hope, which has received sponsorships from the Tykes & Teens and BallsGo-Round, Inc., has now grown into an organization with more than 1,100 children from Martin County. From food and clothes drives to hospital visits and assisting veterans, the students, all ranging from grades 3-12, have been in

area with them.” “The teens needed their own space.” Thanks to grants, a partnership between Pennsylvania based Henkels & McCoy, a national engineering and utility contractor, Workforce Solutions of the Treasure Coast and surveying 850 teens asking what they’d like to see out of a teen program, the Teen Center was created in Sept. 2012. The facility being used for the Teen Center is right next door to

See TEENS page 17 control. “There is nobody doing it for them,” Shpiruk said. “They do all the planning and branching out of the box for ideas.” While volunteering is required of high school students in Martin County, the younger kids want to do it. “They see the donations, they see the impact and it drives them,” Shpriuk said. What also has helped the growth of Elev8Hope has been Shpiruk recording everything on her personal camera. “This program is a documentary,” Shpiruk said. “Every act and project by the kids is documented. We needed this to be visual as we show the kids in other schools.” One of the schools that Elev8Hope works in is Citrus Grove Elementary School located in Palm City. Ceri Mallestone, whose daughter, Rachell, attends Citrus Grove, is proud of the work her daughter is doing with Elev8Hope. “It’s amazing,” Mallestone said. “I love how the program is teaching the children to pay it forward and instilling in them how to give, not how to take, in making someone’s day.” On Nov. 30, Elev8Hope will hold its inaugural benefit gala entitled “We Live Here, We Give Here,” a title coined by the children in the program. The semi-formal event takes place at The Charles and Rae Kane Center at 900 S.E. Salerno Road and will include testimony for the kids involved and singing from the Jensen Beach High School Jubilate Choir. Tickets are priced at $65. For additional information, please visit

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Cabaret opens second season By Shelley Koppel Staff writer STUART – The Kane Center and its new Frances Langford Theatre invite the community to come to the cabaret. For the second year, the Kane Center Cabaret will present light-hearted entertainment one Sunday afternoon a month. On Nov. 18, singers Shelley Keelor and Bruce Linser will perform “Broadway Duets. Upcoming events will feature Wayne Horsford in a holiday salute on Dec. 9; a variety act with Derick Warren on Jan. 13; songs from the stage and screen with Missy McArdle on Feb. 10 and jazz standards with the Irwin Solomon Trio in March 24. Ms. Keelor, a Jupiter resident, was raised in Kentucky. After college, she went to New York City, but decided she didn’t care for life in the big city. “I knew there were a lot of performing opportunities in Florida,” she said. “I started auditioning. I’m an Equity actress and the union gives us notic-

es of auditions.” One audition took her on cruise ship for 11 months, visiting 17 countries. “I was the principal lead female in a production,” she said. “We did the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and a West End revue. It was an incredible experience.” In addition to cabaret singing, Ms. Keelor has developed several one-woman shows, including “The Story Goes On,” the story of her life and adventures with her 4-year-old son. She will adapt performances and programs to the desires of the audience. “A lot of people want a tribute to Broadway or a Valentine’s Day show,” she said. “I take the repertoire and develop a show for that performance.” Ms. Keelor is particularly pleased to be performing “Broadway Duets” with Bruce Linser, an old friend.

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CABARET from page 11 “The first theater I worked for after moving from New York City was the Palm Beach Dramaworks,” she said. “He was in the cast. We’ve been fast friends ever since. He’s exceptional. He’s a good actor and performer and a teacher at the Dreyfoos School for the Arts. He’s a delight to work with and we have fun.” The Kane Center appearance is the premier of “Broadway Duets,” which they hope to take to other venues. “The theme is the different steps in a relationship,” Ms. Keelor said. “What’s fun is that each time you do a new show, you can add what you forgot. It’s your own ideas. The most important thing about cabaret is that it’s intimate, more like being in a living room, telling stories. That’s what this one will be. (It will have) things people can relate to.” The pair will sing duets including “An Old-Fashioned Wedding,” From “Annie Get Your Gun;” “The Tennis Song” from

p.m.-10:30 p.m. 100 S. Dixie Highway, Downtown Stuart. For more information, call (772) 6005853. The Sailor’s Return Live Music by Ron Incitti 7 p.m.-10 p.m. 625 S.W. First Street, Stuart. For more information, call (772) 8727250.

Thursdays The Green Mango Ladies $10 all you can drink. $5 Martinis and Mojitos all night. Buy one get one half off personal pizzas until 10 p.m. Live Deejay will be spinning retro music to today’s top 40 hits. 2500 S.E. U.S. 1, Stuart. For more information, call (772) 6007742. Crush Wine Bar Hawk’s Blues 8:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. 100 S. Dixie Highway, Downtown Stuart. For more information, call (772) 600-5853. The Sailor’s Return Live music by Ronnie DeChambeau 7 p.m.10 p.m. 625 S.W. First Street, Stuart. For more information, call (772) 872-7250. Conchy Joe’s Seafood Live music by Rainfall 7 p.m.-10 p.m. 3945 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. For more information, call (772) 334-1130.

See CLUBBIN’ page 13 “City of Angels;” “I Remember it Well,” from “Gigi;” and “Do You Love Me?” from “Fiddler on the Roof.” They will be accompanied on the piano by Paul Reekie, another old friend and their musical director. Ms. Keelor said that they are enthusiastic about performing in the Langford Theatre. “I performed there last year and I was very impressed,” she said. “I know the people who were involved in its inception and they know a lot about theater. They knew it needed good sound and lighting and what it needed to be a professional-quality theater. It’s a very nice place to perform.” The Kane Center, 900 S.E. Salerno Road, Stuart, presents its Cabaret one Sunday a month from November to March. Concerts begin at 2 p.m. in the Frances Langford Theatre. Tickets are $15 for Kane Center members and $20 for non-members. Shelley Keelor is available to perform at private engagements and other venues. Visit her website,

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Freestyle Thursdays at Dejavu Nightclub 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Ladies drink free until 11 p.m. Everyone free in all night. Ladies 18 and up. Guys 21 and up. 715 North U.S. 1, Stuart. Art & Wine on First Thursday of the month 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. On the 1st Thursday of each month join us in downtown Stuart where businesses will stay open until 7 p.m. for Art and Wine on Osceola. Businesses and galleries may provide refreshments. Free. For more information, call (772) 223-6659.

Fridays Bru’s Room Sports Bar DJ 10 p.m.-2 p.m. 1725 S.E. Federal Highway, Stuart. For more information, call (772) 320-1297. Locals Restaurant & Bar 4303 N.E. Ocean Blvd., Jensen Beach. Live music by Frank the Tank 9:30 p.m. to close. Crush Wine Bar DJ 9 p.m. until whenever. 100 S. Dixie Highway, Downtown Stuart.

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Sundays Charlie’s Bar and Grill Karaoke 7:30 p.m. 4695 S.W. Kanner Highway, Stuart. For more information, call (772) 288-4326. The Sailor’s Return Live music 4 p.m.-8 p.m. 625 S.W. First Street, Stuart. For more information, call (772) 872-7250. Conchy Joe’s Seafood Live Music by Rainfall 4 p.m.-8 p.m. 3945 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. For more information, call (772) 334-1130. Rockin Riverwalk Summer Series Sundays. 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Variety of live music in Historic Downtown Stuart. October thru May.

Events Friday Nov. 16 Edge of Reason live at Boardwalk. 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. 1301 N.E. Sunview Terrace, Jensen Beach The Critters live at Shucker’s. 8 p.m.-11 p.m. 9800 S. Ocean Drive, Jensen Beach. For more information, call (772) 229-1224. Showcase Band live at Sailor’s Return 8 p.m. 625 S.W. First Street, Stuart. For more information, call (772) 872-7250. Spaz at Charlie’s Bar and Grill 9 p.m. 4695 S.W. Kanner Highway, Stuart. For more information, call (772) 288-4326. Saturday Nov. 17 Hot Rod Band at Sailor’s Return 8 p.m. First Street, Stuart. For more information, call (772) 8727250.

CALENDAR from page 14 Lucie Blvd., Stuart. (772)2886284; “Help Amanda Perla walk again”: Golf Benefit. 7:30 a.m. Nov. 17. Eagle Marsh Golf Club, 3869 N.W. Royal Oak Drive, Jensen Beach. $75. Register: (772) 370-5949. Indoor Flea Market & Bake Sale: Jewelry, Antiques, Household Items and more, with breakfast and bake sale. 8 a.m.1 p.m. Nov. 17. Rio Civic Center, 1255 N.E. Dixie Highway, Jen-

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TEENS from page 10 the Palm City Boys & Girls Club. With the help of a grant from Lowe’s for more than $25,000, the 850-square-foot facility has been completely renovated, emplacing a tech lab and kitchen for teens to hang out, do their homework, and use to their liking. In addition, the building serves as a location where young adults can receive guidance on how to enter the working world. The youth program targets 16- to 21-years olds in need of direction, from creating a resume, assisting in a job search and providing tips on what to do during job interviews. “What I’m seeing a lot in the county is that many kids get out of high school, kids with high diplomas and are like ‘now what?,’” Jodi Jenkins said. Jenkins serves as a career coach at the Teen Center. “What I’m trying to do is get kids who graduate to find a job or get into post-secondary education without a gap.” Young adults taking part in the program must meet certain hardship and income requirements to enter the program. Once entered, tests are taken to gauge the participant’s reading and math skills. Once the participant completes the two-week class, that person earns a check for $150. If the person can get a job and bring Jenkins, known by her students as Miss Jodi, a copy of their paycheck, the participant receives $200. If they reach additional goals, the students Patrick Bernadeau/ staff writer can make as much as $600 taking part in Standing inside the Teen Center computer lab is Dominic Gordon. Gordon, 18, a senior at Martin County the program. High School, is a member of both the Boys & Girls Club of Palm City and the Workforce Solutions youth pro- For additional information on the Boys & Girls Club of Palm City, call (772) 220-9160 gram. Gordon is also a singer and guitarist of his own band called The Red Scare. or visit their website at

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2012 Treasure Coast’s Got Talent? Competition: 7 p.m.-12 a.m. Nov. 17, StarStruck Performing Arts Center, 2101 S. Kanner Highway, Stuart. Tickets- $19.99-$34.99, Box Office (772) 283-7787, Academy (772)283-2313, Holiday Bazaar: Handmade knits and crafts, books, clothes, African jewelry and baked goods. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 17. All Saints Episcopal Church, 2377 N.E. Patrician St., Jensen Beach. (772) 334-0610; Give the Gift of Literacy: 12 p.m., Nov. 17, Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 3001 N.W. Federal Highway, Jensen Beach, (772) 6922270

Wednesday, Nov. 21 Woman’s Club of Stuart November Luncheon: Features Gigi Suntum, Caring Children Clothing Children Director, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 21. Woman’s Club of Stuart, 729 E. Ocean Boulevard, Stuart. Treasure Coast Writers’ Group: 7 p.m. Nov. 21. Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Jensen Beach (772) 692-2270

Thursday, Nov. 22 Second Annual Palm City Presbyterian Church 5K Turkey Trot: Benefits going to the House of Hope, Full breakfast to be served in the Huizenga Family Life Center, 7: 30 a.m. Nov. 22., Palm City Presbyterian Church, 2700 S.W. Martin Highway, Palm City., 5K Run- $40, Kids Fun Run 6-9 and 5-under- $10. Registration ends on Nov. 20. (772) 286-9958, To have your event included in our community calendar, please contact us via email at

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Joey Nappi, 11, of Palm City does the low-crawl portion of the Camp Victory Boot Camp obstacle course at the 2012 Stuart Airshow Sunday, Nov. 11 at Witham Field in Stuart. The event benefits the Road To Victory Military Museum, along with several Navy Junior ROTC organizations at schools in both Martin and St. Lucie counties.

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Danielle Dodge returns a shot for the Martin County High School Tigers against Venice High School during the Region 3-7A semi-finals Tuesday, Nov. 6 in Stuart. Martin County, the defending state champs, lost the match in four close sets to end their season.

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