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‘Going yard’ for veterans Patrick McCallister Staff writer

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South Fork High School is putting the ball in play for veterans on April 1. The school’s baseball team is turning its upcoming crosstown rivalry games against Martin County High School into a celebration of the men and women who served and serve in uniform

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Florida job numbers back to summer of 2008 Staff writer

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TREASURE COAST — Florida launched 2014 with job numbers heading back to the summer of 2008. The Department of Economic Opportunity released its January jobs report on St. Patrick’s Day,

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Mitch Kloorfain/Chief photographer Justin Block, 10, performed ‘Listen to the Music’ with his Bessey Creek Elementary School chorus along with each Martin County Elementary School choruses during the 40th Annual Music in Our Schools Concert Tuesday, March 18 at Martin County High School.

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Ilya Katz says he’ll be an independent voice in Congress Katz was largely unclear about specific positions during a telephone interview, except one. If elected, once he’s left Congress, Katz has no intention of returning. “When (Representatives) finish, or are thrown out of their seats, they become lobbyists and become millionaires,” he said. “I’m 79. I don’t need the money.”

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TREASURE COAST — Ilya Katz is running Republican, but if elected to fill the 18th Congressional District seat he says that he’ll be independent. “It is not Republican; it is not Democrat,” Katz said. “I’m completely independent. I’m running as a Republican because a long time ago I worked for Ronald Reagan.” There might be a big rub for some Treasure Coast voters. Katz is not a resident of the district, which covers St. Lucie, Martin and part of Palm Beach counties. He lives in Broward County. “I am moving to my district,” Katz said. Katz said he planned on moving to the district earlier this year, but was delayed by medical problems. “Personally I don’t believe we need an enlarged government, or an enlarged tumor, and those are my two problems,” he said. A spokeswoman at the Florida

Illya Katz Department of State said there are no rules against running for Congress in a district one doesn’t reside in. “A state may not impose any further restrictions on qualifying for U.S. Representative than those found in the Constitution,” Brittany Lesser said in an emailed response to queries. “Thus, a person need not reside in the Congressional district in which they

are running.” The Constitution requires that a Representative be a citizen of the United States for at least seven years, be at least 25, and reside in the state from which her or she is elected to the House. Katz, who is Russian, said he has lived in the United States since the ‘70s, and in Florida for 36 years. Katz has not yet responded to Your Voice News & Views about whether he’ll move into the district whether or not he’s elected to represent it, among other questions. So far eight Republican hopefuls have put announced candidacies for the district. Democrat Patrick Murphy now holds the seat, and is running for it again. So far no other Democrats have challenged him. In addition to Katz, the Florida Division of Elections

lists Republican candidates Carl Domino, Beverly Joy Hires, Brian Lara, Alan Schlesinger, Calvin Deon Turnquest and Nick Robert Wukoson. Qualifying for congressional races is April 28 to May 2. The fee is $10,440, or 4,764 petition signatures in the 18th District. The division charges a 10 cent examination fee for each petition signature submitted. Katz said he’s hoping to qualify by petition drive. Katz was largely unclear about specific positions during a telephone interview, except one. If elected, once he’s left Congress, Katz has no intention of returning. “When (Representatives) finish, or are thrown out of their seats, they become lobbyists and become

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GAME from page A1 Mike Harper) has been talking about doing for quite some time,” said Palm City’s Louise Crocitto, South Fork High School Baseball Boosters president. “We’ve had a lot of past baseball players that have served, or are currently serving. South Fork alum Sgt. Justin Johnson Sr., Hobe Sound, died in a mortar attack on Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, June 18. The 25-year-old graduated in 2006. He was serving in the 359th Transportation Company, 10th Transportation Battalion, 7th Sustaining Brigade, which deployed in January 2013. Elisa Ackerly, Baseball Boosters volunteer, said the news of Johnson’s death stirred strong feelings that the baseball team should do something for service members and veterans. “It started conversations moving,” she said. Johnson was the second service member from Martin County to die in Operation Enduring Freedom. In 2010, Palm City resident Marine Lance Cpl. Justin Wilson was killed by a roadside bomb in Helmand Provence, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd

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Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force. Both have Martin County parks named after them. Wilson’s parents, Frances “Fran” and Lance Wilson, started the LCpl. Justin J. Wilson (U.S. Marines) Memorial Foundation, Justin’s Wings, after his death. One veteran who’s planning on attending Veterans Appreciation Day is Martin County Commissioner John Haddox, who served 20 years in the Navy. He was also a veterans service officer for the county until 2012. He wants area veterans to help the event organizers hit it out of the ballpark. “I would hope the veterans community turns out to show that they appreciate the recognition bestowed on them by South Fork and Martin County highs,” he said. The JV teams will take the South Fork field — 10205 S.W. Pratt & Whitney Road, Stuart — at 4 p.m. At 6:30 p.m., there’ll be a ceremony to honor veterans. The varsity Bulldogs and Tigers take the field at 7 p.m. Additionally, the Lady Bulldogs will be nearby playing again Centennial High. That game starts at 6 p.m. Make reservations by calling Ackerly, (772) 285-0434, or emailing her at palmcitymom@gmail.com.


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At 7:30 a.m. on a bright Sunday morning, nearly 100 bicyclists were gathered at the Lance Cpl. Justin Wilson Park, 2050 S.W. Mapp Road, Palm City. Most of them would ride slightly more than 100 miles that day. In bicycle talk, a century. Frances “Fran” Wilson took a

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Staff photo by Patrick McCallister Bicyclists depart from Palm City’s Lane Cpl. Justin Wilson Park to ride a little more than 100 miles, a “century.” They were supporting Riding for Heroes, Sunday, March 23. The fundraiser for Justin’s Wings, the LCpl. Justin J. Wilson (U.S. Marines) Memorial Foundation, attracted 93 bicyclists. The foundation helps families that need financial assistance to get to see the loved ones when they’re going on or returning from deployments. The organization is at www.justinswings.org.

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KATZ from page A3 millionaires,” he said. “I’m 79. I don’t need the money.” Katz said he has a qualification few running for Congress ever do. He claims that he spent almost nine years in the Soviet Union’s gulags. He said that experience gives him a deep appreciation for preserving freedoms. “Because of (my) sense of humor, (Soviet authorities) sent me to cool off for a little bit,” Katz said. “Now you understand why I like Florida better than Siberia.” Katz said he used to teach political science at various col-

JOBS from page A1 down 0.2 percentage point over the month, and down 1.9 percentage points from 8.0 percent a year ago,” the job report reads. “The state’s January rate was the lowest since June 2008 when it was 6.0 percent.” However, the CareerSource Research Coast region, which includes Indian River, Martin Okeechobee and St. Lucie counties, has a 7.7 percent not-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate. While higher than the state average, that’s 2.2 percentage points better than January, 2013. The national unemployment rate for January was 6.6 percent. Florida has had a lower unemployment rate than the nation for six months as of January. But employment numbers seem to be improving faster than moods. (People are) gun shy,” Joe Catrambone, president/CEO of Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce, said. “They’re gun shy. Every time you listen to the news, you hear someone talking about a ‘false economy,’ that we could have another recession.” Catrabone said he’s certain that the local recovery is on solid footing. He said chamber board meetings convince him of that. “For the last six months, every (board member has) boasted about increasing sales, increasing revenue and needing employees,” he said. Odaly Victorio, CareerSource’s communications coordinator, said that job numbers reflect that businesses are in an increasingly good mood for hiring, and she expects that to continue. “It is absolutely cause for optimism,” she said. “We’ve been sustaining an improved employment number for two years now.” Nevertheless, St. Lucie is lagging far behind the state and nation in job recovery. It’s not-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate

YOUR VOICE NEWS & VIEWS • PALM CITY & TESORO • MARCH 28, 2014 • A9 leges. He’s now authoring political cartoons and other satire and publishing through Katz Liberty Books. The district is tenuous for both parties. Between Martin and St. Lucie counties, there are about slightly more than 107,000 voters registered as Republicans, and about 102,600 Democrats. Another 71,890 voters in the two counties are registered with third parties or no affiliation. The primary election will be on Aug. 26. Early voting will be from Aug. 16 to 23rd. The general election will be on Nov. 4. Early voting will be from Oct. 20 to Nov. 1.

in January was 8.2 percent. On the positive side, St. Lucie has further down the list of counties with the highest unemployment. It had been in the top three for several months last year. It’s down to sharing seventh place with Dixie County. Hendry County had the highest unemployment rate in January, 9.8 percent. Martin was at 6.6 percent unemployment in January, sharing 27th place with DeSoto, Escambia and Gadsden counties. The state has 67 counties. Monroe had the lowest unemployment in January, 3.8 percent. The unemployment rate is calculated using a variety of methods. Among them are telephone interviews with workers. Those that report not having jobs and looking for employment in the previous 30 days are counted as unemployed. Discouraged workers — those who are able to work and want jobs, but have not sought employment in the previous 30 days — are not counted in the unemployment figure. Many call this “shadow unemployment,” and it’s inherently difficult to track due to variations for why people don’t seek jobs. CareerSource Research Coast was formally known as Workforce Solutions. The state has 24 regional workforce-development organizations under what used to be Workforce Florida, the state’s workforce-development program under the Department of Economic Opportunity. Each of the 24 is an independent agency, and all used different names. Victorio said the Florida Legislature enacted a bill in 2012 to unify them to a common name. The federal and state January employment reports are released in March because of “benchmarking,” a process for revising previous employment reports to improve their accuracy. The state will release February’s job numbers on Friday, March 28.

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PALM CITY — Katey Foote Bourgeois has joined the Martin Grade Scenic Highway Team. The Martin Grade Scenic Highway Project is a grass-roots effort to have 12 miles of Martin Highway in western Martin County, which is locally known as The Martin Grade, designated a Flori-

da Scenic Highway. The effort began in 2007, when regional traffic planners proposed widening the road to four lanes, which would have destroyed the magnificent tree canopy that lines it. Local residents formed a Corridor Advocacy Group to protect this iconographic image of Martin County history and environment by having it admitted into the Florida Scenic Highway Program.

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“Growing up in Palm City, I remember how magical The Martin Grade’s tree canopy seemed,” she said. “There is nothing else like it nearby. I hope to help preserve the history these beautiful trees represent, to help our residents discover the beauty of our county’s local resources, and encourage visitors take a ride back in time to learn about our rich Florida history.” The Martin Grade Scenic Highway Project’s website is www. SCLands.org. For more information about the project write info@ SCLands.org.

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After years of work, the Martin Grade has been deemed eligible for the program, and the corridor group has begun the next phase of the designation process — completing the designation application, educating the public, and establishing a permanent organization to oversee the road into the future. Bourgeois, a third-generation real estate professional in Florida who is a broker in Maggie Anderson & Associates, Realtors, brings a unique combination of organizational, branding, and marketing skills to the Martin Grade Team.

Blanketeers (volunteers for Project Linus, a not-for-profit organization) will meet from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 12 to help provide new handmade blankets for children seriously ill or traumatized from a life crisis. Volunteers will join together at the Hampton Inn and Suites, 1150 N.W. Federal Highway, Stuart. Donated handmade blankets are also accepted but they must be washable, of any size,

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RIDE from page A5

Staff photo by Patrick McCallister Frances ‘Fran’ and Lance Wilson lead bicyclists in the Pledge of Allegiance at Riding for Heroes, Sunday, March 23. The fundraiser for Justin’s Wings, the LCpl. Justin J Wilson (U.S. Marines) Memorial Foundation, attracted 93 bicyclists. The foundation helps families that need financial assistance to get to see the loved ones when they’re going on or returning from deployments. The organization is at www.justinswings.org.

microphone as her husband, Lance Wilson, held up an American flag. With an audible shake in her voice, Fran thanked the bicyclists for participating in the second Riding for Heroes, then led them in the Pledge of Allegiance. It was Sunday, March 23. Fran and Lance were standing in the park where their son spent time before joining the Marine Corps. It was also four years and a day after losing him to a roadside bomb less than a week after his 24th birthday. Lance Cpl. Justin Wilson died in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, while serving in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The bicyclists would leave and return to the park that the Martin County Commission renamed in 2011 in honor of Martin County’s first casualty in OEF. The county would lose another son in that war in 2013, Army Sgt. Justin Johnson Sr. of Hobe Sound. The ride, which also had 80-, 56- and 40-mile routes, benefited the LCpl. Justin J. Wilson (U.S. Marines) Memorial Foundation. Fran prefers to call it Justin’s Wings. The organization’s mission is straightforward: help families that need financial assis-

www.YourVoiceWeekly.com tance to get to see the loved ones when they’re going on or returning from deployments. Fran said she got the idea for Justin’s Wings after a bit of family joshing during a phone call when Justin was in Afghanistan. “(Justin) said, ‘You guys are going to be here when I get off the bus, right?’” she said. Lance and Fran teased that the return from deployment was on the same say as Justin’s sister’s prom, so they wouldn’t make it. Fact is the whole family had every intention to see him when he returned home, which was scheduled for less than two months after Justin’s death. After realizing the family would be at his homecoming, Justin said words that inspired his mother after his death. “He said, ‘A lot of these guys don’t have anybody to be there when they get home,’” Fran said. Lance and Fran decided that no service member should miss family over money, so they started the foundation. Justin’s Wings has helped three families attend deployments and homecomings so far. Fran said the family has been learning how to run a notfor-profit. “I only do one fundraiser a year,”

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Inc., Tri-County TEC and currently as helping People Succeed serving Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Okeechobee and Duval counties. Helping People Succeed provides opportunities and choices that help children, families and adults improve their quality of life through education, training, and employment contributing to the fiscal vitality and diversity of the community. To contact Helping People Succeed, call Lynn Austin at (772) 320-0773 or email laustin@hpsfl. org.

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Sponsors of the event include: Publix, FP&L, PBC Credit Union, The Moulton Agency and SCRIPPS Treasure Coast Newspapers. 211 HelpLine is a nonprofit organization, servicing all the Treasure Coast & Palm Beach County. 211 is a confidential, non-judgmental helpline available 24/7 to individuals who find themselves in a situation without knowing whom to contact in order to obtain the information, referrals or answers to the problems they are facing. 211 is essentially the “gateway” to all other health, human service and governmental organizations in the community.

St. Lucie County. The community can vote for their favorite nonprofit organization by going to https://www. surveymonkey.com/s/XZ7DTKR. All the winners will be announced at the Jewels of the Treasure Coast Luncheon on May 1 at PGA Country Club. Tickets to attend this celebratory event are only $35 each. There are also sponsorships and table sponsorships still available. To purchase tickets or for more information on sponsorships, visit the website at www.211treasurecoast.org/ awards or call (561) 383-1147.

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part in the fishing seminar. This year we are expecting even more people to participate as we share Jerry’s experience and techniques for catching more fish no matter what kind if lure you are using,” added Sebastian. Jerry McBride is a regular contributor to many kayaking publications and well known for his insightful articles in Kayak Angler, Kayak Fish, and Florida Sportsman magazines. He regularly speaks about and teaches kayak angling skills to audiences throughout Florida. Riverfront Kayaks/Tri-Athletica plans to spice up the seminar with a drawing to win a free rod and reel valued at more $170; a kayak tour for two valued at $120; and a portable kayak fish finder valued at $100. Tickets for the drawing are available for a $2 contribution. “Our goal is to make this a fun and exciting learning experience for our local kayak enthusiasts,”

concluded Sebastian. The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will be on site to answer kayaking and boating safety questions. Riverfront Kayaks/Athletica is dedicated to bringing the great outdoors and personal fitness within reach of everyone who wants to make life a sweet adventure or personal competition. Riverfront Kayaks/Athletica is

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Graduating high school seniors are invited to join the freshman class at Indian River State College at the Celebrating Seniors event at their nearest IRSC Campus. Celebrating Seniors will be held at five IRSC campus locations on Thursday, April 10, at 6:30 p.m. Seniors who attend will be able to get their IRSC student ID, apply for financial aid, and start new student orientation with an opportunity to win door prizes and enter a drawing for a $500 scholarship. The IRSC “Celebrating Seniors” event will be held at the IRSC Main Campus, Crews Hall, W Bldg., Room W-227, at the corner of Virginia Avenue and 35th Street, Fort Pierce; IRSC Chastain Campus, Wolf High-Technology Center, Room C-101, 2400 S.E. Salerno Road, Stuart; Pruitt Campus, Building E, Room E-114, 500 N.W. California Blvd., St. Lucie West; and IRSC Mueller Campus, Richardson Center, 6155 College Lane, Vero Beach. IRSC offers over 150 programs to choose from, while combining quality with convenience and affordability. Students benefit from personal attention and a low student/teacher ratio of about 23 to 1. In fact, IRSC has been ranked at the 12th top public regional

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ST. LUCIE WEST — Hundreds of local children will have a safe and educational place to go over their summer break, thanks to the Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie County. For 15 years, the Children’s Services Council has dedicated funding to allow for additional summer opportunities for children. This year, seven programs will receive much-needed funding to assist children in our area. A total of $200,000 will help support full-time summer programs that run at least eight weeks of the summer break. The goal is two-fold — to enhance our community by keeping kids in a safe,

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MARTIN COUNTY — Irish folksinger Brendan Nolan will be performing at 6:30 pm, Friday, April 11 at the Hoke Library, 1150 N.W. Jack Williams Way, Jensen Beach. This event is free and open to the public, no tickets or registration required. This concert is another installment of the Journey Stories Music Series. An enchanting evening is in

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these programs are doing a great job working with our children.” For detailed information on the summer programs being supported by the Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie County or the annually funded programs, please call us at (772) 408.1100 or visit www. cscslc.org. The Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie County improves the lives of more than 30,000 children and families in our community by funding and partnering with quality agencies that ensure that every baby born is a healthy baby, stop child abuse before it happens, keep kids off the streets, keep them in school, and keep them away from drugs and alcohol.


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Wednesday, April 2 at 2 pm, in the John F. Armstrong Wing at the Blake Library, 2351 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart, seasoned sea captain Don Cramer will provide viewers with tales from his voyages in the Mid-Atlantic over a 50-year career, in correspondence with his autobiography Summer Place: 101 Year History of Fishing & Wreck Diving. Hear about the zany characters who boarded his vessels, enjoy the explorations of Maryland and Virginia dive clubs,

who ventured out with Don, visiting wrecks such as the Varranger, King Cobia, The MoonStone and Jacob Jones. Hear first-hand accounts of rescued treasure. The stories of the Cramer clan unwind through emerging sea towns and the ups and downs of marriage, life at sea and love and loss. This is event is presented in partnership with Journey Stories. Donald Cramer is a 3rd generation captain. Loving the open seas, and the thrill of the “find” Don captained an oyster boat from the mid 1950’s to 1970’s before en-

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woman who believes she knows what she wants. Who wouldn’t love to play that? She learns a lot about herself and gets what she wants. “I’ve always loved that musical and Frank Loesser’s music is some of my favorite. To work closely on this project with his son is really an honor. It’s a great role for my vocal range. I love, ‘If I Were a Bell.’ It’s so beautifully written, it brings you back to the great American Broadway writing. I’m (also) going to be working opposite some great people.” Karin Leone, who plays Adelaide, has some of the best songs in the show, including “Adelaide’s Lament,” and “Take Back Your Mink.” It’s a role any female performer would relish, as she struggles to get Nathan Detroit to end their lengthy engagement and marry her. “She’s fun,” Leone said. “She’s a tortured woman in a difficult sort of way.” John Loesser noted that just as an organization like the Salvation Army is integral to the plot, so will it be integral to this production. The Martin County Salvation Army will be on stage,” he said. “It’s a partial fundraiser for them. This was a natural and we’re happy they’re participating.”

What’s Your Zodiac Sign Party at Dejavu Nightclub. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. If it’s the time of your sign, you drink free until midnight. 715 North U.S. 1, Stuart. For more information, call (772) 692-9914. Rainfall Band live at Conchy Joe’s 8 p.m.- midnight. 3945 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. For more information, call (772) (772) 3341130. Saturday, March 29 Retro Saturdays at Crush Wine Bar 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 21 and up. Music by DJ Loco and DJ Classick spinning ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s. 100 S. Dixie Highway, Stuart. For more information, call (772) 600-5853. Live music at Wahoo’s Riverhouse. 8-11 p.m. 915 N.W. Flagler Drive, Stuart. For more

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“I’m thrilled with the cast,” he said. “I’m very happy we were able to cast it with hometown favorites at the Lyric. It will be a lot of fun.” The Lyric Theatre, 59 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart, presents the Lyric All-Stars in a concert version of the Frank Loesser musical, “Guys and Dolls” from April 10-13. Performances are April 10-12 at 7 p.m. and April 12-14 at 4 p.m. Tickets are $45. Call the box office at (772) 286-7827 or order online at www.lyrictheatre.com.

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STUART — You have to love a show with a song, “What Do You Do with a B.A. in English.” That song, from the musical, “Avenue Q,” encapsulates every liberal arts major’s angst at a future that seems to hold the promise of offering fries with that burger. Jake Sanders, artistic direction of Curtain Call Productions, has brought “Avenue Q” to Flagler Place. It will run from April 4-13 with Heidi Condon directing and Sanders starring as Princeton, a recent college grad trying to find his place in the world. While “Avenue Q” is definitely an adults-only show, it has an interesting twist. The cast consists of several humans and

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several puppets, voiced by the same actors on stage as characters. “It has the same feel as ‘Sesame Street,’ where people are on stage with the puppets and no one seems to acknowledge that they are puppets,” Sanders said. “It doesn’t feel forced. It feels like a show that is working hard to get a story across and the puppets are the perfect modality. Almost everyone can relate to one of these characters.” The ensemble cast includes Jenna Pinchbeck, a 2007 South Fork High School graduate who just completed a run in an off-Broadway show. She returned to Stuart to play Kate Monster, a young kindergarten teacher who falls for Princeton and Lucy Slut, a local club sing-

Live music at Crawdaddy’s. 7 p.m., 1949 N.E. Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach. For more information, call (772) 225-3444. Latin Night Saturdays at the Bowery Lounge 8 p.m.-2 a.m. 21 and up. Dress code strictly enforced. No hats, no shorts, no baggy attire. 1630 N.W. Federal Highway. For more information, call (772) 924-8462. Sunday, March 30 Live music at Wahoo’s Riverhouse. 4-8 p.m. 915 N.W. Flagler Drive, Stuart. For more information, call (772) 692-2243. Tuesday, April 1 Tootsie Tuesdays at Dejavu Nightclub. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $2 entry and $2 drinks. DJ playing Top 40, Hip Hop and Reggae. 715 North U.S. 1, Stuart. For more information, call (772) 692-9914.

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Wednesday, April 2 Ladies Night at Applebee’s. 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) 2236477.

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2 for $10 Thursdays at Crush Wine Bar 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Two hours of open bar for $10 from 9:30-11:30 p.m. $3 shot and $5 drink specials after. 21 and up. Dress code enforced. 100 S. Dixie Highway, Stuart. For more information, call (772) 600-5853.

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MARTIN COUNTY-- Molly’s Gallery will be filled with plenty of artwork and champagne bubbles on Thursday, April 3, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Gallery’s final exhibit the season. Four artists will display their works of art during the month of April at Molly’s Gallery located at Molly’s House, 430 S.E. Osceola St., Stuart. Featured artists for April are Marjorie Wolfson, Janice Rogers, Madaline Reilly and Harry McVay. Janice Rogers will unveil a special portrait of Molly Sharkey at the Gallery Champagne Reception at 6 p.m. The evening will include hors d’oeuvres, wine, champagne, music provided by Joett’s String Duo and the opportunity to meet the artists. Portrait artist Janice Rogers has been working on a portrait of Molly Sharkey since last fall. The portrait will be unveiled at 6 p.m. at the Gallery Opening on April 3. The portrait will be hung in the gallery for all to enjoy in the future. Harry McVay captures every detail in his plein air watercolor,

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MOLLY’S from page B5 Conservatory, on signs at Blowing Rocks Preserve, and other nature preserves across Florida. Marjorie Wolfson is a retired teacher who worked with at-risk children. She is a prize-winning, published poet. Most of her images in photography and watercolor come from her travels. Her work features landscapes, flora, fauna, lighthouses and waterfalls. Madaline Reilly has been painting for 10 years. Her mediums are watercolor, acrylics and oils. Her work features landscapes and flora. Janice Rogers’ love of art has expanded from her youth to today. In 1999, she and her husband moved to Palm City, after growing up in Deerfield Beach. For many years she studied with various artists developing her own style to include landscapes, still life, decorative arts and the love of portraits. The champagne reception includes art, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine, a chance to meet and mingle with the artists while listening to live music. High school student Ally Fleischer will be selling books during the champagne receptions to raise money for Molly’s House. Proceeds benefit the Molly’s House Adopt-A-Family program. Molly’s Gallery sponsors for April

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include: Aycock Funeral Home; Coastal Pest Control; Images in Paradise; Gaydos Team- Berkshire Hathaway Florida Realty; Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC; Sharkey Air; Total Wine & More; Tropical Smoothie Cafe. The exhibit runs from April 3 to April 30. Molly’s Gallery is part of the Molly’s House Art & Healing program for the patients and families who stay at Molly’s House during a medical crisis. The Molly’s House Adopt-A-Family program subsidizes room costs for adult and children patients and their families experiencing a medical crisis on the Treasure Coast of Florida. Items from Molly’s Wish List such as paper towels, Ziploc Bags, toilet paper, light bulbs and more are used to provide necessary items for house guests. To learn more about the Adopt-A-Family program, go to http://mollyshouse.org/index. php/adopt-a-family. For more information about Molly’s Wish List, visit http://mollyshouse.org/ index.php/wish-list. Molly’s House is a 501 (c) 3 hospital hospitality house that offers affordable, temporary accommodations for adult and children patients and their families receiving medical care on the Treasure Coast. The House

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SundanCeRS 22nd annual BiG BiRd Fly in RADIO CONTROL AIR SHOW

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Calendar The seventh annual Mutt Derby at the Fur Seasons will be from 8:15 to noon at 1310 S.W. Treasure Coast Commerce Way, Stuart. The derby benefits the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast. Spectator admission is free. Contestants can enter dogs for $10. All breeds may compete. Additionally, there’ll be a silent auction, raffle, music and pet-owner educational sessions. For more, visit www. thefurseasonsresort.com, or call (772) 286-8283. Homework Helpers will be on hand at the Peter & Julie Cummings Library from noon to 2 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. Alligators! Outlaws! And Tourists!, with author Mary E. Dawson will be from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Peter & Julie Cummings Library. Dawson will narrate the historical tales of folks living around the swamps and rivers in western Martin County back around 1900. The library is at 2551 Matheson Ave., Palm City. The phone is (772) 221-1403.

Tuesday, April 1 AARP’s Tax Aide will be on hand from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Peter & Julie Cummings Library offering free help to those filing taxes. Clients should take Social Security cards for any named in the tax forms and photo IDs. The library is at 2551 Matheson Ave., Palm City. The phone is (772) 221-1403. The Palm City Orators will meet at the Palm City Presbyterian Church, 2700 Martin Highway. The local Toastmasters Club is open to any seeking to improve their public speaking skills. Regular meetings are on the first and third Tuesday of every month from noon to 1 p.m. For information, visit www. pcorators.toastmasterclubs.org, or call (772) 324-9020.

services Martin, St. Lucie, Palm Beach, Okeechobee and Indian River counties. The Victoriantyle house features 14 bedrooms with private baths, a living room, two kitchens, a laundry facility, a chapel, a library and outside areas for relaxing. Molly’s House has been keeping families together since 1996 providing a homeaway-from-home for more than 16,000 individuals. For more information about Molly’s House, call (772) 223-6659 or visit www.MollysHouse.org.

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Century in Review: Entertainment gala celebrating Stuart’s Centennial will feature live music, singing and dancing, along with theatrical performances, and a fashion show. The show will start at 7 p.m. at the Lyric Theatre, 59 S.W.

Flagler Ave., Stuart. Tickets are $5 to $20. For more, visit www. lyrictheatrecom, or call (772) 286) 7827.

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MARTIN COUNTY — The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast has been selected for “Heart Your Park,” a program introduced as part of Macy’s “Secret Garden” campaign that aims to raise awareness and dollars for local parks across the country. From now until March 31, customers at Macy’s in the Treasure Coast Square Mall can donate $1 or more at the register, with 100 percent of the donations benefiting The Children’s Museum in Indian Riverside Park. To further spread the love, Macy’s will match the total customer donation across all stores, dollar for dollar, up to $250,000 in total. The Children’s Museum is one of more than 550 organizations

nationwide that will benefit from Macy’s “Heart Your Park” this spring. In partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), the national nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of community parks, recreation and conservation, Macy’s stores across the country have each selected a local park or green space in their community to support through the program. Donations will go toward making improvements, such as maintaining trails, playgrounds, and ball fields, and everything in between. “We are thrilled to partner with Macy’s and NRPA for ‘Heart Your Park’ this spring,” said Tammy Calabria, the museum’s executive

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All New Under new ownership and new management since 2013 season.

Summer Memberships

We offer summer memberships starting at $500 for singles and $700 for family. Outside play available May 1-Oct 31,at 18 holes for only $40 (includes cart). Call for weekly specials and special rates after 2pm: 772.286.6818.

New Practice Facility

Our new facility was constructed in 2013 and includes driving range, short-game area, bunker area & putting green.

Lots of Fun Activities & Social Events

We offer unlimited use of clubhouse and practice facility. Professional golf staff & full service Pro Shop available.

Weddings & Events

Martin Downs offers a 25,000 sq. ft. clubhouse, restaurant & banquet room perfect for your upcoming event. Call Amy Miller, Event Coordinator for tours and consultations: ext. 212.

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TREASURE COAST — Barbie introduces La ‘Bark’tique! — a fashion, clothing and Barbie collection event being hosted by the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., April 4-6, at its two thrift stores in Stuart, 2585 S.E. Federal Highway and 1099 Northwest 21st St. The society’s thrift store director Claudia Cobble asked, “Who better to introduce HSTC Thrift Store’s new boutique section, La ‘Bark’tique, than the original fashionista herself? Barbie and all her doll friends featuring designer women’s clothing!�   Thanks to the generosity of donors, the thrift stores were able to create a boutique section of modern label, designer and specialty clothing for both women and men. The section was named La ‘Bark’tique� in honor of the deserving pets the society has in

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its shelter that are waiting to be adopted.  During the event, La ‘Bark’tique items will be on sale at 25 percent off the normal sale price. Beyond clothing, shoppers will find a variety of collectible Barbie dolls — all still in their display boxes in perfect condition. Dolls will be available at both thrift stores for a one time event. In addition, all Easter holiday inventory will be on sale at 50 percent off.   Items featured in the La ‘Bark’tique section are modern labels and designer and specialty brands. All inventory is carefully inspected to assure items are in great condition.   “Be sure to shop early. Items always sell out quickly,� Cobble said.   For more information, call (772) 2866909.

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CALENDAR from page B7 out college applications. The library is at 2551 Matheson Ave., Palm City. The phone is (772) 221-1403.

Thursday, April 3 AARP’s Tax Aide will be on hand from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Peter & Julie Cummings Library offering free help to those filing taxes. Clients should take Social Security cards for any named in the tax forms and photo IDs. The library is at

2551 Matheson Ave., Palm City. The phone is (772) 221-1403. Story Time for the 12- to 36-month-olds will be at the Peter & Julie Cummings Library from 10:30 to 11 a.m. The library is at 2551 Matheson Ave., Palm City. The phone is (772) 221-1403. Story Time for the 0- to 12-month-olds will be at the Peter & Julie Cummings Library from 11:30 a.m. to noon. The library is at 2551 Matheson Ave., Palm City.

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Homework Helpers will be on hand at the Peter & Julie Cummings Library from 3:30 to 5:30 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

 Since 1955, the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, located at 4100 S.W. 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. The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast is independently run from any national welfare or humane organization with no financial assistance from these groups. Follow the society on Facebook at http:// www.facebook.com/humanesocietyTC and Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/hstc1. For more information, visit http://www. hstc1.org or call (772) 223-8822.

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Q from page B4 er. While characters may have more than one role, it’s not as confusing as it sounds. Really. Other characters in this motley crew include Rod, a closeted Republican investment banker puppet and Nicky, his slacker roommate. Sanders also portrays Rod, a puppets struggling with his sexuality and Keith Lawson plays Nicky. He also plays Trekki Monster, an Internet ‘sexpert’ who is one of the Bad Idea Bears. “Rod and Nicky are a riff on Bert and Ernie,” Sanders said. “Rod is coming to terms with his sexuality. Everyone knows that he’s gay before he does.” Rounding out the cast are Phil Isme as Brian, Michelle Lucey as Christmas Eve and Hadiyyah Noelle Smith as former child star Gary Coleman. Don’t ask. You have to be there. For Pinchbeck, this is a dream come true. “I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am. I sent in a video submission last summer. This is my dream show and my dream role. The idea of performing with a puppet and bringing life to a puppet is a different kind of experience. “To portray a character in more than one way is a special experience. The show is about discovering your purpose in life and making the best of every opportunity. It’s about making your way and succeeding in doing something you love.” For Sanders, the show has heart. “It’s witty, smart and funny,” he said. I completely relate to Princeton, a 20-something, wide-eyed guy who thinks he can change the world. He’s full of heart, earnest and honest, but he doesn’t have the answers and he knows he doesn’t have the answers.” Sanders said that audiences should understand that this is an “R-Rated Sesame Street.” “There are life lessons, puppets and real people,” he said. They live, breathe and make mistakes.

Photo illustrustion by Mitch Kloorfain Michelle Lucey, Hadiyyah Noelle Smith, Jenna Pinchbeck and Jake Sanders make up some of the cast members and puppeteers for the upcoming Curtain Call Production of ‘Avenue Q – The Musical’. Performances begin April 4 at the Flagler Center in downtown Stuart. The show is a learning experience in a much more adult way. It doesn’t mock the situations. Princeton is very smart, but he makes poor decisions. The feeling of the show is universal. Everyone can go and see a piece of themselves in every character, except Lucy the Slut.’” The group will be taking puppeteering lessons from Slow Burn Theatre in Boca Raton.

“They’re coming up to do a three-day puppetry boot camp,” Sander said. I haven’t done any puppeteering and I’m really anxious to start trying it.” Worried that somehow someone will think puppets equal children, Sanders gives the final word on the show. “It has ‘Full Puppet Nudity,’” he said. Curtain Call Productions pres-

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HEART from page B8 director. “Through this wonderful program and donations by Macy’s customers, we are excited about the increased awareness and additional funding for The Children’s Museum. We greatly appreciate Macy’s support.” “Heart Your Park” is part of Macy’s “Secret Garden” spring campaign that will come to life at

CALENDAR from page B11 fill out college applications. The library is at 2551 Matheson Ave., Palm City. The phone is (772) 2211403.

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call Carley Moss, (772) 678-7487, or email cmos@mentorbig.org. The Senior Wii Bowling League will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Peter & Julie Cummings Library, 2551 S.W. Matheson Ave, Palm City. Cummings’ number is (772) 288-2551. “My Left Foot” will be the Focus on Foreign Film feature at the Peter & Julie Cummings Library from 2 to 4 p.m. The R-rated movie from Ireland is 105 minutes. The true story about cerebral palsy victim Christy Brown stars Daniel Day-Lewis. The library is at 2551 Matheson Ave., Palm City. The phone is (772) 2211403.

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Macy’s stores and on macys.com with an infusion of garden-inspired merchandise, special promotions and events. For more information on “Secret Garden,” visit macys.com/secretgarden. For a full list of the parks benefiting from Macy’s “Heart Your Park,” visit macys.com/parks. For information on The Children’s Museum call (772) 225-7575 or visit www.childrensmuseumtc.org.

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