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PALM CITY — Talked about since the mid-1960s, the Veterans Memorial Bridge is on the eve of opening to traffic. The dedication ceremony complete with speakers, a parade and ribbon cutting was on Nov. 16. Hundreds showed up for the gala. George Denti, project manager, said the actual opening to traffic will be an anticlimactic affair that’ll happen by Christmas. “A couple guys will go out there and move the barricades,” he said in a previous interview. A decade ago, the prediction was for the bridge to open in 2011 and carry 42,900 trips a day during its first year. Now the Florida Department of Transpor-

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MARTIN COUNTY — Sheriff William Snyder figures he’ll swear in more than 100 new deputies next week. Then they’ll watch “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and “Frosty the Snowman” together. “I’ll be there swearing them in as junior deputies,” Snyder said. Well, junior deputies because this is a children’s event. The second “Movie with the Sheriff” will start at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13. It’ll be at the Sheriff’s Office, 800 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart. After enjoy-

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TREASURE COAST — As the Philippines death toll from super Typhoon Haiyan continues to rise in excess of 5,000, residents on the Treasure Coast with close ties to the Asian islands are also mobilizing in great numbers to help in relief efforts.

Port St. Lucie resident Daisy McGinnis, a Philippine native and president of the Philippine-American Association of the Treasure Coast, scrambled in the typhoon’s wake to organize a supply drive at the Port St. Lucie Community Center last week. The drive, which garnered thousands of items from area

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Mitch Kloorfain/chief photographer Debbie Jakubik of Palm City packs boxes for food and supplies for the relief effort following Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The Philippine-American Association of the Treasure Coast took collections at the Port St. Lucie Community Center in November.


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PALM CITY — Earlier this year Vanessa and Lance Richard thought to get a little healthier. “I didn’t really plan it, to join this kind of bodybuilding competition,” Vanessa said. “My husband and I started working out. We wanted to look healthy and eat healthy.” The 27-year-old took top spot in the Women’s Figure Open Division at the National Physique Committee’s Florida Gold Cup & Amanda Marinelli Fitness, Figure & Bikini Classic on Sat. Nov. 16. It was Vanessa’s second bodybuilding competition, and she was up against 46 women. Not just 46 other women. She was up against women who’ve been training and competing sometimes for years. Lance said he was startled and ecstatic for his

wife’s big win. “At the end, they had a pose off,” he said. “These other girls were a lot bigger than her. But, she took the whole thing.” With that win under her belt, the 5-foot-2-inch Vanessa is able to move onto the national meets where she’ll likely eventually meet her inspiration — Erin Stern, the 2010 and 2012 Ms. Figure Olympia. “I read about her in Oxygen magazine,” Vanessa said. “She’s also from Florida. When I saw her profile, I said, ‘Wow, she’s really inspiring.’” Vanessa said she’s never been athletic before recently. Neither was her family. The Indian River State College student said Lance and she were like many busy folks. Not really paying much attention to their health. “We’d been eating out a lot,” she said. “We were eating fatty food. I started to get thick. I talked to him and said, ‘Let’s go to the gym

and work out.’” Lance recalls it was him bringing up the whole gym thing. “I said, ‘Let’s go to the gym and start working out,’” he said. “My friend was a trainer.” Well, whoever suggested it first, the couple started getting some health and fitness training from Greg Blackman at Results Gym. “When I started to work out, I started seeing great results,” Vanessa said. Within months Blackman suggested she compete at bodybuilding contests. Vanessa said winning competitions is wonderful. She’s hoping to use her health and fitness successes to help others. She’s turning her college studies toward health and nutrition. “I also have a plan to get my personal training certificate,” Vanessa said. “I want to help women, and men, to be in shape and eat healthy food.”

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folks started again using a route followed in the ‘20s and ‘40s when hurricanes damaged the Palm City Bridge — south then east. While the Veterans Memorial Bridge cost about $64 million to build, the entire project is more than $100 million when right-ofway acquisition and other road improvements are counted. So, where’d the money come from? The Federal Highway Administration is funding the construction through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The bridge was originally estimated to cost more than $120 million to build; the entire project could have tipped near or over $200 million. However, due to the construction bust in 2008, the cost of building materials dropped significantly, and contractors generally lowered their bids. Martin County got the Veterans Memorial project on the cheap. The Roosevelt Bridge connecting Stuart to Jensen Beach is about 4,500 feet, and cost about $83.7 million. It opened in 1997. Denti said it seemed more likely that the new bridge will eventually be removed than replaced. He said it’ll likely still be standing hundreds of years from now. “With a bridge of this quality, they become obsolete before they need repairs,” he said. “My grandkids will have jet packs. They won’t need no stinking bridge.”

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PALM CITY — The Veterans Memorial Bridge won’t be the granddaddy in Martin County. At about 3,100 feet, it’s still a little brother to the Roosevelt Bridge, which spans more than 4,500. But, it’s still quite a bit longer than the Palm City Bridge’s 1,900 feet. Crews finished pouring the last of its 19 decks, or riding surfaces, on Oct. 26. Something as seemingly simple as pouring a spot of cement takes on titanic dimensions in bridge construction. A single deck on the bridge is 145 feet long, 115 feet wide. That’s 600 cubic yards of concrete, or 65 mixers worth. The bridge, which many folks are still calling the Indian Street Bridge, weighs about 149.4 million pounds. The foundations dip as much as 75 feet underground to hoist the 8.5-inch thick riding surfaces about 65 feet in the air, giving boaters a minimum of 55 feet of clearance. George Denti, project manager, said the National Geographic Society figures the average elephant weighs in at about 9.5 tons. Since, he said, those elephants average 26 feet that means it’d take a 39-mile line of elephants to equal the weight of the bridge. Enough cable to stretch from Palm City to Hallandale Beach. That’s how much is getting put into the Veterans Memorial Bridge. Bridges are built in parts with cables joining them. The cables are stretched to 500,000 pounds per square inch. “It makes (the bridge) act as one big happy unit,” Denti said. The cables are weaved through beams with ducts. If stretched

straight, the cables would be the length of three and a half marathons — 92 miles. That’s 179 tons of steel that’ll hold up an estimated 25,800 trips a day for the first year of the bridge’s life. Those cables weaving through the bridge are made of high-carbon steel designed for super strength and low relaxation. “Those qualities are produced by a rigorous manufacturing process,” Denti said. “It’s a very specialized industry.” Relaxation is a metallurgical term describing how metal will stretch over time under pressure. An experiment to demonstrate the concept is to size a rubber band and place it around an object it narrowly fits when stretched. After a few days, remove the rubber band and size it again. “The rubber band no longer returns to its original size,” Denti said. The stretching also weakens the rubber band, making it easier to break. The same’s true for metal cables that aren’t made with that important low relaxation. Crews will wrap touchup work by Christmas. Then a couple guys will take down the barricades, and folks will start giving Veterans Memorial a spin to see what they got for about $65 million — along with two year and eight months of waiting. In addition to four lanes with additional turning lanes at the ends, the bridge’s 120-foot girth sports 10-foot shoulders for pedestrians and bicyclists. Fishing, however, will be prohibited, because of a lack of parking. Next Valentine’s Day, a lot of couples might be strolling over Veterans Memorial Bridge for a

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PALM CITY – Mike Malizia, director of golf instruction at Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club, knows golf from different perspectives. As a PGA and nationwide tour player, he played in the 2000 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. As an instructor, he has worked with tour professionals and amateur golfers. This year, he was named one of Florida’s 50 Best teachers by Golf Digest magazine. The Palm City resident has been playing golf on the Treasure Coast for years. He was on the golf team at Martin County High School, from which he graduated in 1988. “It was the only year we won State,” he said. “After high school, I turned professional and toured for 16 years.” While Malizia loved playing golf, it was always the game itself that intrigued him. “I always had a passion for why things happened in the game,” he said. “I wanted to dissect the swing. To be a really good player, you need good mechanics. That’s how I help all my students, taking something complex and making it simple. We always say you can’t be the coach and the student.”

Malizia works with 11 active tour pros and many non-professionals. He is particularly interested in the biomechanics of each student. He is a Titleist Performance Institute Level 2 Certified Instructor and has Bio Golf Swing Dynamics certification, as well. “The TPI certification is about how the body works with muscles,” Malizia said. “I can run you through a series of tests and tell you what your limitations are with muscle mobility and stability. The Bio Golf certification deals with skeletal issues. Based on skeletal measurements and body structure, we can tell how the body will move and how the joints work. “These are absolutes. If the arm is a certain length, we can’t make it longer. It helps them understand how they should swing the clubs. There is no right way or wrong way to swing. It’s the way your body is designed to be most efficient. If someone is tight in the hip flexors, we can put the body in a position to increase mobility.” Malizia said that he brings his tour students a special view of the game. “I’m coaching them on a road I’ve walked down,” he said. “I know the mental stuff as well as the physical stuff. Not too many former players are instructors. Someone said that to be success-

ful as an athlete, you have to be selfish, and that as an instructor, you have to be giving. I like to help people find a better way to solve a problem. That’s why I teach. When you’re in the stardom business, you have to be selfish, because everyone wants something.” Malizia sits on the board of the Toastmasters group in Stuart, the Talking Heads. He does speaking engagements, but that was not his primary reason for becoming involved. “I really like it,” he said. “I felt that one of the areas I wanted to improve in teaching would be to become an expert communicator.” Malizia has become a sought-after speaker on effective communication skills in golf instruction. Malizia teaches both residents and non-residents at Harbour Ridge. He encourages people to start golf at any age. “If you played sports growing up, you learned the proper way to transfer energy,” he said. “Golf becomes a lot easier. For kids, he said that it has to be introduced properly. “It has to be fun, a game,” he said. “You can’t teach instruction as much as a game. They’ll learn as they go.” For Malizia, Harbour Ridge is the perfect place to be for golf and for his close-knit family. He

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Mike Malizia is married to Judy. His brother, Tony, is baseball coach at Port St. Lucie High school, his mother Ann, lives in Palm City, and his sister, Angela, in Port St. Lucie. While he would agree that you can always improve, there’s not much he would change. For information about Mike Malizia and golf instruction, visit the website www.mikemaliziagolfperformance.com. For information about Harbour Ridge Golf and Country Club, visit the website. www.harbourridge. com.

in a room and called 911 with good descriptions of what was happening. Deputies grabbed one of the three burglars at the family’s home. Snyder said “Movie with the Sheriff” has three aims. One is fostering good relationships between law enforcement and children. The next is, of course, is teaching families about how and when children should use the emergency number. Then there’s giving children a spot of fun during the holiday season. Oh, and grants are paying for it. “We have money that comes in that’s not taxpayer money, but it’s earmarked for education,” Snyder said. And Dairy Queen is donating the ice cream. Christine Christofek Weiss, Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman, said about 125 children and youths attended the first “Movie with the Sheriff.” The event is free. Adults must accompany children.


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Humane Society of the Treasure Coast volunteers present  Santa’s Chocolate Festival MARTIN COUNTY — Volunteers at the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast’s two thrift stores in Stuart are promising pure chocolate and pure fun at Santa’s Chocolate Festival. This first-time event will take place on Sat., Dec. 7, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at both thrift stores: Thrift Store Central, 2585 S.E. Federal Highway, Stuart and Thrift Store North, 1099 Northwest 21st St., Stuart.   All holiday inventory will be on sale and will include one-ofa-kind gifts. The festival also will feature professional pet and people photos with Santa sponsored by JC Penny Portrait Studios. No appointment is needed. A donation of $10 is requested and pictures will be available to take home the same day. In addition, there will be pet adoptions at both locations and a “More Than a Coffee Break” station, which will feature coffee, tea or a soft

drink to go along with homemade tasty treats. Store Manager Terry Arnett said the home baked goods should satisfy those with a sweet tooth.  “We will have a delectable selection of chocolately goodness baked and presented with care by our talented volunteers,” said Arnett. For more information, call Terry Arnett at 772-286-6909.   Since 1955, the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, located at 4100 SW Leighton Farm Ave. in Palm City, has been the leading advocate for animal welfare in the Martin County area. A 501(c)3 private, nonprofit organization, the Humane Society relies on donations, wills and bequests to support its programs and services. As a local Humane Society, HSTC is independently run from any national welfare or humane organization with no financial assistance from these groups. Follow the HSTC on Facebook

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MARTIN COUNTY — On Sunday, Dec. 8, bereaved families and friends join together around the globe to create a continuous circle of light in honor of children who have died and are not forgotten. Join Treasure Coast Hospice to hold a flame for your community. The ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Mayes Center for Hope in Stuart. Attendees may bring a photo of their child for the memory table. Candles will be provided.

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WORK from page A14 — Operation PAVE — regional office. It’s in Tampa, where the games were. Sherman Gillums Jr., associate executive director of veterans benefits, said rehabilitation for those with catastrophic injuries or diseases has routine deficiencies that contribute to high unemployment among people with disabilities. “When you go through a course of rehabilitation, the end goal is not employment,” he said. “It is about going home.” He added, “Paralyzed Veterans of America looks at employment as a goal for all veterans with disabilities.” Highwood was diagnosed with transverse myelitis in 2000. Those with the spinal-cord disease often must use wheelchairs, but not always. It’s possible his time in the 1970s as a scout sniper with the 101st Airborne contributed to the extent of the condition.

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our neighboring counties to the south and to the north,” Melzer said. Melzer started life on a farm. It’s still in her family. David, her husband, and she headed to Florida from Illinois back in the ‘70s. Before then, she’d been a teaching high-school math and biology, but got interested in another profession. She went to night school and picked up a law degree. That, she said, has come in handy for reading and explaining the comp plan. But, she didn’t go to law school to be a political activist. “I was not the rebel rouser,” she said. “I used to be told a lot that I was nice.” When the couple had two children, Melzer dedicated her time to raising them. Her son is living in Illinois back on that family farm. Her daughter lives in Tampa. Melzer said her activism is urged by a firm belief in democracy. It’s also urged by a firm belief that most Martin County residents want strong protections from overdevelopment. She said if that ever changes, she’ll happily spend her days doing something other than going to Martin County Commission meetings. “The day the majority of Martin County want to be like Broward, I’ll shut up,” she said.

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WORK from page A22 He was startled by employers’ responses, or lack of them. “I was a manager at Sam’s Club,” he said. “I ran a large plumbing company.” Gillums, who is a wheelchair user due to a spinal-cord injury, said the PVA has heard many similar stories from veterans with disabilities. The organization was one of the leading proponents for the Americans with Disabilities Act, which requires employers to consider applicants with disabilities if those disabilities don’t affect their abilities to do core functions of jobs they apply for. Gillums said many companies are eager to comply with the law, and to support veterans with disabilities, but often don’t know how to go about it. “We reach out to employers who express an interest in hiring veterans with disabilities, but have no idea how to get started,” he said. Gillums said about 600 employers have joined the Operation PAVE network. Some are small employers with a few positions. Others are multinational companies. He said Operation PAVE goes beyond helping wheelchair-using veterans. “We serve any veteran with a

severe obstacle to employment,” he said. Severe obstacles include serious post-traumatic stress disorder, felony convictions, and disabilities such as hearing or vision loss, Gillums said. Additionally, he said Operation PAVE helps caregivers to veterans with catastrophic disabilities find employment. Highwood started working at Goodwill in January. He helped open the Palm City store. He said it’s important for veterans and others with disabilities to seek and have the chance for employment. “You can sit and dwell on what you used to be able to do, or focus on what you can still do,” he said. Employers and job seekers who want to find out more about Operation PAVE can visit operationpave.org, or call Shelly Edwards, employment network coordinator, at (570) 789-7283. The Palm City Goodwill store is at 3078 S.W. Martin Downs Blvd. For more about Gulfstream Goodwill, visit gulfstreamgoodwill.com.

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GIFT from page B1 olescence. Heidi Condon will direct. Curtain Call will be moving into a new venue for the remainder of its season, and details will be available on its website. The popular Kane Cabaret Series at the Council on Aging of Martin County’s Frances Langford Theatre has three programs left for the season. On Jan. 12, comedian Phil Tag will give a performance he calls “Just for Laughs.” The Prester Piano Duo will present “Mostly Gershwin” Feb. 23 and “The Best and Brightest of Artists for a Cause” will perform March 9. It’s not until the end of February, but StarStruck Performing Arts Center is presenting Peter Jones in “Cabaret.” That marvelous show is the first one I saw on Broadway

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Saturday, Dec. 7 Live music at Wahoo’s Riverhouse. 8-11 p.m. 915 N.W. Flagler Drive, Stuart. For more information, call (772) 692-2243. Bowl your Brains out Blazer at Jensen Beach Bowl. 8 p.m. to midnight. All you can bowl $11 per person. Black light bowling, everything glows in the dark, disco lights, music and fog. 2303 N.E. Dixie Highway, Jensen Beach. For more information call (772) 225-2695 or visit jensenbeachbowl.com Live music at Crawdaddy’s. 7 p.m., 1949 N.E. Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach. For more information, call (772) 225-3444. Sunday, Dec. 8 Live music at Wahoo’s Riverhouse. 4-8 p.m. 915 N.W. Flagler Drive, Stuart. For more information, call (772) 692-2243. Wednesday, Dec. 11 Ladies Night at Applebees. 10 p.m. to close. 2 for 1 drinks all night and $1 wells for women. Music DJ Doe Dizzle. 3373 S.E. Federal Highway, Stuart. For more information, call (772) 223-6477. Cruisers Bar Wacky Wednesday. 8 p.m.-midnight. Contests and prizes. Beer pong. $6 pitchers for players. 843 S.W. Federal Highway, Stuart. For more information, call (772) 232-6103. Thursday, Dec. 12 Hip Hop Explosion at Club 7ONE5 (Dejavu Nightclub) 10 p.m.-2 a.m. DJ plays Hip hop, Top 40, reggae and house music in the main room and R&B on the patio. 715 N. U.S. 1, Stuart. For more information, call (772) 6929914. Faded Thursdays at Eclipse Lounge 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Ladies in free and drink free before 11 p.m. 2212 S.E. Indian Street, Stuart. For more information, call (772) 486-2148. Ladies Night at Stuart Cowboys’ BBQ & Steak Co. 8 p.m. Ladies Drink free 6-10 p.m. DJ, drink specials and free shots. 2902 S.E. Gran Parkway, Stuart. For more information, call (772) 287-8100. Open Mic Night at Wahoo’s Riverhouse. 7-9 p.m. 915 N.W. Flagler Drive, Stuart. For more information, call (772) 692-2243.


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Playing With Books, Holiday Edition II will be at the Peter & Julie Cummings Library, 2551 S.W. Matheson Road, Palm City, from 2 to 4 p.m. Folks will learn ways to use books for holiday decorations. Supplies will be available, and the class is free. Cummings’ number is (772) 2882551. Advent Adventure! will start at 4:30 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Advent, 4484 S.W. Citrus Blvd, Palm City. The family Christmas event will include donkey rides, storytelling and dinner. Register by calling (772) 283-6221, or by visiting adventpalmcity.org. Pet photos with Santa will be from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Palm City Animal Medical Center, 3090 S.W. Mapp Road, Palm City. The free photos will be available at Walgreens, 3053 S.W. Martin Downs Blvd., on Dec. 9. For information, visit palmcityanimalclinic.com, or call (772) 600-2708.

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CALENDAR from page B9 The 33rd annual Martin County Christmas Boat Parade will be from 6 to 7 p.m. It’ll start on the east side of the Roosevelt Bridge, Federal Highway, Stuart. Folks can watch the parade from several locations including: Flagler Park, Stuart Riverside Stage, Martin Memorial Hospital, the Evans Crary Bridge, and Sandsprit Park. For additional information, sponsorship opportunities or entry forms contact the Marine Industries Association of the Treasure Coast at (772) 692-7599.

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The Hidden Oaks Middle School Band and Color Guard annual Holiday Breakfast & Silent Auction will be 8 a.m. to noon at the school, 2801 S.W. Martin Highway, Palm City. In addition to breakfast food and auction items, there’ll be live music. Tickets are $3 to $5. For information, call (772) 631-7049. Palm City Market Place at the Palm City Center will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 4195 S.W. High Meadow Ave. The market features art, crafts and wares created by local folks. Admission is free. For information or to

reserve a space, call (772) 3617954. More at facebook.com. The Women’s Club of Stuart’s Holiday Home Tour & Festival of Trees will be 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are limited to 500, and they’re $35 to $40. The club is at 729 E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart. For more, or to get tickets, visit womansclubofstuart.com, or call (772) 261-4644. Additionally, tickets are available at Seacoast National Bank locations.

Tuesday, Dec. 10. I Love a Mystery monthly book discussion group with Harold Marr will be at 2 p.m. at the Peter & Julie Cummings Library, 2551 S.W. Matheson Road, Palm City. December’s meeting will feature the work of Phillip Margolin. Participants are asked to read any book by the author to discuss plot, characters and other aspects of the story. Cummings’ number is (772) 288-2551. Affordable Care Act: What You Need to Know will be at 11 a.m. at the Peter & Julie Cummings Library, 2551 S.W. Matheson Road, Palm City. Learn about important aspects of the health-insurance law. Cummings’ number

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Wednesday, Dec. 11. Homework Helpers will be on hand at the Peter & Julie Cummings Library from 3 to 5 p.m. The Martin County Library System volunteers help children grade school to high school find and use library resources needed to do homework assignments ranging from math pages to science-fair experiments and term papers. Homework Helpers have even helped some fill out college applications. The library is at 2551 Matheson Ave., Palm City. The phone is (772) 221-1403. OPUS 2014 & Combined Choir Holiday Concert will be 7 to 9 p.m. at the Wanda H. Yarboro Performing Arts Center. The center is at Martin County High School, 2801 S. Kanner Highway, Stuart. Tickets are $15. OPUS, Outstanding People United to Sing, is on Facebook. For more, call (772) 248-2139. Wine, Dine & Design at Peter’s Paint Center, 1105 S.W. Martin Downs Blvd., Palm City. It’ll be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Reserve a place by emailing peter.wernick@

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can’t imagine a holiday without music, can you? Whether it’s caroling in the ‘hood, singing around the piano at family gatherings, dancing at holiday parties, or just enjoying the music of the season playing all around us everywhere we go, the fact of the matter is, the holiday just wouldn’t be the same without the opportunity to express our emotions musically. This year, the stockings hung by the chimney (or patio) with care are absolutely jammed with great music courtesy of the incredibly talented musicians who share their time and talent with the Treasure Coast. We just finished the first of four fabulous new Jazz Jams in Vero Beach at the Heritage Center with our Dancin’ Shoes Jazz Jam, and what a fun time it was for all. We’ll be back there on the first Thursday of January, February, and March, so grab some friends and make a road trip for some seriously great music and a load of laughter and fun. This weekend the Fort Pierce

Don Bestor Jazz Ensemble will be swinging at the gazebo by the water in historic downtown Fort Pierce, as we celebrate the season and help put you in the holiday mood at the Jazz Market. You’re already there picking up fresh fruits and veggies, so why not skip the mall this weekend, and find some unique treasures from the arti-

sans who display their wares at the Jazz Market every Saturday morning. If you really want to kick your holiday into high gear, plan on coming out Wednesday, Dec. 18 to Endless Summer Winery, just a mile down the road from Meadowood (formerly Panther Woods) for our second Holiday Fling and a Ring-A-Ding-Ding, featuring Big Band Swing. There will be music, dancing, boutique wines, Florida beers, delicious food, and music, music, music. The whole evening is just $17, which helps Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society continue to provide scholarships for talented, local youth who want to pursue a career in music. Even through the hectic month of December, we’ll still be doing Tuesday Jazz Jams at the Black Box Theatre in Fort Pierce, Wednesday Jazz Jams every other Wednesday at Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens (Dec. 11), Jazz Jams Deux on Dec. 4 and 18 at Tutto Fresco (and if you haven’t

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Friday, Dec. 13. Community Christmas Concert at the Blake Library auditorium. The library is at 2301 S.E. Monterey Blvd., Stuart. The concert will be 10 a.m. to noon. The Senior Wii Bowling League will meet from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Peter & Julie Cummings Library, 2551 S.W. Matheson Ave, Palm City. Cummings’ number is (772) 288-2551.

Apple Mobile at the idea lab at the Peter & Julie Cummings Library. Find out how to use the Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod for emailing, browsing the ‘Net, and taking pictures and video. Additionally, find out about installing apps and more. The class starts at 4 p.m. The library is at 2551 Matheson Ave., Palm City. Reserve a spot by calling (772) 288-2551. Christmas Angels & Honky-Tonk Cowboys at the Barn Theatre, 2400 S.E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart. The musical review featuring traditional and country holiday songs will be at 8 p.m. Additional performances will be on Dec. 14, at 8 p.m., and Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. Admission is $15, students $10. Visit barn-theatre.com.

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Don Bestor, a pianist/keyboardist with 27 years of “on the road” experience, 17 years of producing shows, and 12 years as a studio owner/engineer and president of the Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society. Don was an arranging major at Berklee College of Music in Boston.

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been there on Jazz Jam night, you simply must try the specially priced jazz-menu), and we’ll even ring in the new year with a truly special New Year’s Day Dinner Dance at Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens that is sure to start your New Year off right with some big band music and dancing in the Gardens. What a way to celebrate the holidays, and every bit of it is right here in your own back yard. Still looking for that perfect holiday gift? Why not give someone the gift of music all year long with a membership to the Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society? All it takes is a phone call or visit to our website, www.jazzsociety.org, and you can do a whole bunch of holiday shopping while sitting at home with your feet up. What more could you ask for? The holidays are filled with

traditions, family, friends, reflection, and always, always, always, music. On behalf of all of us at Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society, I want to thank the people of the Treasure Coast for supporting the arts in our community and for coming out to enjoy the many musical adventures we try to provide. We love making music, but we love it more when the music we make puts a smile on your face and a song in your heart. Happy holidays, one and all from one and all at Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society.

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Chamber Kicks off Holiday Season with 18th Annual Holiday Trade Show! Happy Holidays! The Shop local and buy from a chamber beginning of the holidays be- ing specialty clothing, dining on as- major sponsors: From the Board & Staff of the Stuart/ Martin County Chamber of Commerce!

gan, as over 300 chamber members, vendors and friends enjoyed the beautiful Kane Center as its backdrop, on the evening of November 13th. The night was spent marveling at art work, tasting locally made chocolates, chatting over cheer, buy-

sorted gourmet foods provided by eight different chefs and picking up early shopping ideas from over 40 unique vendors. The 18th Annual Holiday Trade Show was made possible by our

Bluewater Editions; Villar Plastic Surgery; Forward Electric & Air Conditioning; Silver Platter Catering; the Kane Center; Scripps/TC Palm; Your Voice and the Stuart/ Martin County Chamber of Commerce.

member was the theme of the evening, as our valued members were able to feature their wares and remind folks that their gift needs can be met, right here in Martin County. Happy Holidays to all and to all a good night!

CHAMBER EVENTS Networking Breakfasts Tuesday, December 10th 7:45 AM Hosted & Sponsored by Palm City Nursing & Rehab Center 2505 S.W. Martin Highway Palm City Tuesday, December 17th 7:45 AM Hosted by Fish House Art Center Sponsored by Port Salerno Commercial Fishing Dock Authority 4745 S.E. DeSoto Avenue Port Salerno

Holiday Trade Show sponsor Vicki Carson and her daughter Gina Golino, Forward Electric & Air Conditioning, visited with Chamber members and guests during the special event which took place on November 13th at the Kane Center.

Dr. Luis Villar, Villar Plastic Surgery (center), co-sponsor of the Chamber’s Holiday Trade Show Business After Hours was lucky enough to win a beautiful painting donated by fellow sponsor Jason Leonard, Blue Water Graphics.

Chamber President/CEO Joe Catrambone (right), with Chairman John O’Brien, Gulfstream Aluminum & Shutter Corp., joyfully accepts a beautiful painting of the Chamber building by artist Judy Bates at the Chamber’s Holiday Trade Show Business After Hours held at the Kane Center on November 13th.

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Chamber Chairman John O’Brien, Gulfstream Aluminum & Shutter Corp. (left) and President/CEO Joe Catrambone thank Joyce Page and Chamber director Janice Norman, Century 21 IRP Realty/Norman Page Team for sponsoring the November Networking Luncheon held at Bonefish Grill.

Congressman Patrick Murphy (center) poses with the Council of Chambers representatives at the November Networking Breakfast hosted by Martin Downs Golf Club. Shown from left are Stuart/Martin County Chairman John O’Brien, Gulfstream Aluminum & Shutter Corp.; Janet Otten, Hobe Sound Chamber; Murphy; Palm City Executive Director Carolyn Davi; Jensen Beach Executive Director Ron Rose and Stuart/Martin County President/CEO Joe Catrambone.

Chamber Vice-Chairman/Chair Elect Pete Lashenka, shows off his loyalty to his employer, Seacoast National Bank, sponsor of Operation Thank You by displaying his Seacoast-blue socks at the Breakfast held on November 5th. Special thanks to all of the Stuart/ Martin County Chamber members for participating in the annual Operation Thank You, and to Seacoast National Bank for continuing to sponsor the event. The goal was to deliver the Chamber’s new Welcome Guide & Business Directory, along with a goody bag, to over 1,000 members in a week. Any members who have not received their copy are encouraged to stop by the Chamber office to pick one up.

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