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Green Team gets president’s attention Patrick McCallister Staff writer

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PALM CITY — Acklen Howell hasn’t been on the earth that long, but she’s already seeing and doing something about the results of pollution on her beloved local waterways. The Palm City Elementary School’s fifth-grader is a member of the Green Team, an environmental-science club that meets monthly. A few weeks back, club members expressed their concerns about area water pollution in art and words. Acklen lives by a waterway. She’s been visiting it for her entire life. In those short years, she’s seen something very troubling happening, and wrote about it. “I said, ‘Please don’t dump the dirty water from Lake

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Patrick McCallister/staff photo Stuents at Palm City Elementary School’s Green Team wrote letters that went to Congressman Patrick Murphy urging him to stop discharges of Lake Okeechobee waters into the St. Lucie and Indian rivers. The congressman took them to President Barack Obama, who wrote back to the students on a portrait. From left to right front row to back are Lucas Johnson, Everett Kenerson, Acklen Howell, Shane Hunter, Morgan Williams, Caleb Santiago, Beca Witt, Anika Patel, Anna Witt, Sydney Santiago, Gina Fuca, Jonathon Sopher, Jeffery Cook and Calista Morton.

Palm City talks Becker Road development, trains and burglaries Staff writer

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PALM CITY — At the latest Palm City Chamber of Commerce’s town hall meeting — Wednesday, April 9 — several folks raised concerns to Martin County Commissioner John Haddox about a large development on Becker PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID FORT PIERCE, FL PERMIT NO. 248 ECRWSS

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Road clogging local roads. While some put the number at 3,200 homes, concerned folks appeared to have been talking about DiVosta Homes’ Veranda Gardens, which is slated to get up to 358. “It doesn’t meet the criteria for a (Development of Regional Impact) for some reason,” Haddox said after the meeting. “My question will be, why doesn’t it?”

Florida law has additional rules that can apply to developments if their “character, magnitude, or location, would have a substantial effect upon the health, safety or welfare of citizens in more than one county.” The Department of Economic Opportunity reviews developments that meet or surpass the criteria for what’s commonly called a DRI, and makes

recommendations to local governments after series of public meetings. Valerie Dolenga, a spokeswoman for PulteGroup, which owns DiVosta, said the company is building three to five bedroom single-family homes, along with a clubhouse, swimming area

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Patrick McCallister/staff photographer Sheriff William Snyder talks about how residents stemmed the tide against the notorious pillowcase burglars by reporting suspicious vehicles and people. He was speaking at the last Palm City Chamber of Commerce town hall meeting, Wednesday, April 9. down, water traffic comes to a standstill. Many believe this will irreparably harm the county’s extensive marine business.

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TEAM from page A1 Okeechobee,’” she said. “I said, ‘I don’t see very many birds or fish on the water anymore.’” Acklen’s letter joined about two dozen others by Green Team members and headed to President Barack Obama, courtesy of Congressman Patrick Murphy. The students got a handwritten response from the president. “To the students of Palm City Elementary — thanks for your great letters and art!” Obama wrote back under a portrait. Teachers Brooking Bullock and Rita Kryzda run the club. Bullock said the students watched a video about the effects of the infamous Army Corps of Engineers releases of nutrient-rich waters from Lake Okeechobee into canals that make their ways to the St. Lucie and Indian rivers. The pollution has been blamed on numerous problems, including fish diseases and the proliferation of microcystis aeruginosa, a type of algae also called cyanobacteria that releases toxins harmful to animals and people. Bullock and Kryzda used the video as an opportunity to teach club members about the First Amendment, speaking out and demanding government action on environmental issues. Bullock said the students naturally ad-

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dressed their letters to the political figure they know best — the president. “They wrote out their thoughts,” Bullock said. “Some drew pictures, others actually wrote (letters).” Club members range from kindergarten to fifth grade. The teachers opted to send the letters and artwork to Murphy. He decided to take them to a meeting with the White House. The congressman then took the president’s response back to the students. Acklen didn’t expect to hear from the president. “I feel important that he answered a group of kids,” she said. Club member Callista Morton shows sophistication beyond her 6 years. “I said, ‘Please stop making the water dirty,’” she said. “‘Animals die one by one. It’s not funny at all.’” She didn’t expect the president to answer. “I felt happy (the president answered),” she said. “I was really glad they listened.” Third grader Jonathan Sopher wasn’t expecting the president to write back. “He has so much stuff to do,” the lad said. “It feels good, because you can get a letter from the President of the United States.”


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Palm City’s Jim Meehan asks Sheriff William Snyder about starting a neighborhood watch group. He was speaking at the last Palm City Chamber of Commerce town hall meeting, Wednesday, April 9.

Staff photo by Patrick McCallister Palm City’s Tom Rising urges folks to oppose the proposed All Aboard Florida by visiting www.floridanotallaboard.com at the last Palm City Chamber of Commerce town hall meeting, Wednesday, April 9.

HALL from page A3 against the proposed train service at www.floridanotallaboard.com. A rally against All Aboard Florida is scheduled for Sunday, May 4, at Flagler Park, 201 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. It’ll begin at 10 a.m. Featured speakers include Congressman Patrick Murphy, county commissioner Sarah Heard, and radio personality Joyce Kaufman, WFTL. Additionally, Martin Sheriff William Snyder spoke at the town

hall. He complimented Palm City residents for dissuading the infamous pillowcase burglars from entering Martin. Most traveled from Broward County to burglarize homes in Martin. Snyder said after the Sheriff’s Office did a public-awareness campaign in 2013, residents did their part by calling in reports of suspicious vehicles. “We have unequivocal evidence (pillowcase burglars are) going around our county,” Snyder said at the town hall. “These guys are getting on Facebook after they’re

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During a chase, the suspects rammed deputies’ cruisers. In an interview after the town hall meeting, Snyder said that the two were unusual among pillowcase burglaries for a few reasons. They’re aggressiveness toward law enforcement being one. “They took it to a whole new level,” he said. Snyder said he believes the event was anomalous and not the start of a new crime trend in Martin. The chamber is planning the next town hall meeting, but hasn’t set a date yet.

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t a time of great transition in health care coverage across our country, it is important that seniors enrolled in traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage retain the health care coverage on which they depend. Addressing the long-term drivers of our debt and refocusing on economic growth are among the most important things that Congress should be working on. In doing so, we must remember that real Americans will be impacted by the decisions we make. More members of Congress should pay attention to the numbers. But by thinking of the budget solely as numbers on a spreadsheet, we risk unintended consequences or excessively shifting the burden to those with little recourse to make up the difference like seniors on fixed incomes.

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ave you ever wondered just how important tourism is to our state? Recently the Florida Chamber of Commerce released their opinion with statistics in support of it. For instance it is projected that every 85 visitors to the state, one additional job is created. Of the 7.6 million jobs in Florida, more than 1 million are related to tourism activity. Florida relies on a healthy tourism sector to drive our economic engine. In 2013, Florida received almost 95 million visitors, setting a record for the third consecutive year. During the past three years, more than 275 million people from around the world have come to visit our state.  According to research conducted by Florida TaxWatch’s Center for Competitive Florida, Florida tourism contributes $51 billion directly to Florida’s GDP each year. Florida is built for tourism. For example:

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As Florida continues to lead the nation in tourism, it is important to note the ultimate economic development result tourism has for Florida, jobs. Increasing our visitation number from 95 million to 100 million would bring substantial returns, including: • An increase of as many as 60,000 jobs, • More than $3 billion in additional GDP for the state, and • An estimated $43,751 average salary for tourism jobs.   Another example of a great return on investment. Joe Catrambone is president and CEO of the Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce.

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PORT SALERNO — Sarah Heard is making her fourth bid for the Martin County Commission District 4 seat, and her platform hasn’t changed in 12 years. “The issues that compelled me to run in 2002 are still with us,” she said. Most prominently, protecting natural resources. “I am a staunch protector of the environment,” Heard said. The district covers Port Salerno westward to Tropical Farms. While Martin County commissioners must live in their districts, they’re elections are countywide. Voters in Palm City will participate in two county commission races this election cycle, including District 4. The other is District 2, Stuart, which is held by Ed Fielding. “The commission majority for the last 10 years really weakened the protections we had in the

Sarah Heard (Martin County Comprehensive Growth Management Plan,) Heard said. The 2012 elections changed the commission’s course on the comp plan and other things. Two seats went to candidates who wanted to restore the Comprehensive

Growth Management Plan, commonly called the “comp plan” closer to its original language when adopted in 1990. Anne Scott beat incumbent Patrick Hayes in the Republican primary and then general-election challenger Craig Woll, for the District. 3 seat. John Haddox took down contender Brandon Tucker to assume the District 5 seat from Ed Ciampi. However, District 1 incumbent Doug Smith fended off a challenge by Henry Copeland in the Republican primary. It was the second time the two went head-to-head in primaries, with Smith winning both elections. What was commonly called the “new commission” in 2012 elected to make Heard the chairwoman. She’s still in that role. Since December of 2012, the commission has made some controversial moves under Heard’s leadership. In addition to repeatedly revising the comp plan in 4 to 1 votes — with Smith

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owners. In my 20 years of reporting I’ve repeatedly seen that government logic is amazingly blithe to things like that. I’ve never heard a city or county council or commission, or school board, member, ask at budget meetings how proposed tax rates are likely to affect landlords, thus renters. In other words, those who are often working very hard to earn low wages. Ronald Reagan’s working poor. The County Commission hasn’t approved sending a local-option sales tax to voters yet, but odds on it will. If it does, then the voters will get the final say. The commissions only apparent questions are whether they should ask voters to approve a half cent or full cent additional sales tax, and will they request it to be for three, five or 10 year? In fairness, commissioners Sarah Heard and Doug Smith have been showing opposition to the whole discussion about sending a local-option sales tax to voters in November. But it’s still looking like a done deal. Here’s a big rub in my world — any proposed local-option sales tax would go to the first $5,000 of any purchase. After that, consumers would pay Martin’s current sales tax, 6 cents for every $1. In other words, hardworking folks that fill the lower-wage, but often critical, jobs who’re not likely to spend more than $5,000 on any purchase most years will end up paying 100 percent of

ty’s contribution to the economic-development organization’s budget from $643,000 a year to $260,000 in steps over three years. Additionally, the county will match some private funding the BDB develops in the second and third years to a maximum of an additional $100,000 a year. Heard said, if reelected, that she plans to stay the course in strengthening the comp plan, although there have been legal challenges to some of the commission’s actions on it this last year.

“(Previous commissions) made a lot of changes to our comp plan and we needed to return those protections to the plan,” Heard said. “That’s what we started doing a little more than a year ago. We made some small changes.” Heard is a Texas A&M University alum who had double majors in history and literature. She and her husband moved to Martin County in 1986. She’s from Illinois. He was a Florida native, Boca Raton. The two looked at moving to his hometown. “We decided Boca Raton was

the tax 100 percent of the time. Those who more regularly make purchases exceeding $5,000 will get breaks. In fairness, those large purchases are often businesses getting supplies needed to operate and keep employees on payrolls. Many of the hardworking folks who’d end up paying the full additional sales tax — if one is approved by the commission and voters — rent. They would likely be hit with higher rents if an increase in property taxes if the commission heads that way to raise money to catch up on infrastructure upkeep. But, which is the lesser of two tax evils on the lower middle class? I’m still trying to get some good numbers to figure it out. I’ve talked with Commissioner John Haddox, Palm City, about the local-option sales tax proposal. He’s favoring asking voters to approve a full cent for five years. I like Haddox, I do, but I haven’t heard him, or other commissioners, ask county staff to figure out and explain which would hit his constituents harder — more property tax, an additional sales tax, or reducing infrastructure maintenance expectations. If the commission approves sending a local-option sales tax to the voters, I’ll use every opportunity to ask commissioners that question until I hear some answers that don’t sound like government logic. Patrick McCallister is a staff writer for Your Voice News & Views.

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It’s that time of year when Helping People Succeed calls upon area artists to submit artwork for its popular Art for Living Calendar, now in its 17th year. Area artists are invited to submit paintings for the 13-month calendar. Each month’s page will feature a selected painting, background on the artist and a photo, plus a page sponsor from area businesses. The calendar theme consists of tropical scenes, including birds, fish, wildlife, flowers, coconuts and more. Other scenes could represent historical buildings, the St. Lucie River, the Indian River Lagoon and the Loxahatchee River. Deadline for the application and art submissions is Monday, May 19 at 5 p.m. The submission from each artist will include an application, an entry fee and a high-resolution jpeg of the painting to be submitted for the first calendar judging review. Once the judges select the

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the website states. The 22 cases acquired in Martin County are the nation’s first this year, health officials said. Miami-Dade County has had one confirmed case in recent months. In 2009, surveys suggested that 5 percent of Key West residents were infected with dengue fever. The next year, 66 cases of locally acquired dengue associated with Key West were reported in Florida with onset dates ranging from March 17 to Nov. 30, according to the Florida Department of Health’s website. Symptoms usually appear three to 14 days after the bite of an infected mosquito and include sudden onset of fever, severe headache, eye pain, muscle and joint pain and bleeding, according to the Florida Department of Health. Quick recognition and management of symptoms is effective at ensuring the condition doesn’t worsen. There is no treatment for dengue fever.

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MARTIN COUNTY — Domestic violence remains a huge and largely hidden problem. One of the last hurdles to eradicating abuse is the culture of silence and shame that still exists today. Nearly 200 hundred supporters of SafeSpace attended the annual Every Woman is My Sister event at Willoughby Golf Club on March 22 to share heartfelt stories and celebrate survivors of domestic violence who have triumphed in creating safer lives for themselves and their children. During the event, keynote speaker, Tiffany Carr, president/CEO of the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence, told her own compelling story of abuse and survival. “In Florida, domestic violence continues to be one of the most critical issues impacting our families and our children. We live

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SafeSpace served 661 victims and their children, processed 1,797 hotline calls, and provided more than 11,000 safe nights of service. “Our Every Woman Is My Sister event is an opportunity to share our mission and passion with our current supporters and educate those who are less knowledgeable about the life-saving work we do every day. For most of us, this is not just a job,”  said SafeSpace CEO Jill Borowicz.   This year’s honorary chair was Martin County Fire Rescue Chief Joseph Ferrara, who has been a strong local advocate for SafeSpace and fighting domestic violence.  Co-chairs Lorett DeSantis Fribourg and Sally Batz, along with their event committee members, worked hard to ensure this year’s Every Woman is My Sister event was a huge success, raising more than $92,000 to support SafeSpace programs and services. Guests were also treated to a special mission moment which included the singing talents of Sydney Carbo, an exceptional young performer from the Artists for a Cause network.   Major sponsors and partners for the event include: Treasure & Space Coast Radio – 93.7 The Breeze and 94.7 Hot Country; Giulio and Antonella Manfredi; Publix Supermarkets; Scripps

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PALM CITY — There’s a lot to love about China Garden, but the best thing is the American dream in every bite. “We do the best we can,” co-owner Renee Tong said. “Seventeen years. It is not easy work.” Yeah, China Garden’s been in town the near of two decades now. I’m a bit of a Chinese food aficionado. OK, more accurately, I’m a bit of an anything and everything Chinese aficionado. I’m captivated by most everything Chinese, from the folk music and pictogram written language to the wonderful stories and myths that so often extol the virtues of hard work, patience and humility. No one does earthy, sweat-ofthe-brow wisdom quite like the Chinese. “The expectations of life depend upon diligence.” That’s one of the many sayings attributed to Confucius. It also sums up the heart of the American ethic. There’s no wonder why her husband, Feng Lin, and Renee have thrived in Martin County. They’re big believers in working hard for customers. My girlfriend, Lisa Cody, and

I headed to China Garden on a Monday afternoon. Traditionally that’s one of the slower times in restaurants. But the place was filled with diners, from a lone businessman going over paperwork as he ate to several smiling couples. In between attending customers, Renee talked to us for a bit and we got to hear a wonderful tale of hard work and success. Renee left Hong Kong for the U.S. in the 1990s. About the same time, Feng left from Fu Chou, Fuzhou, to America. He started working in the restaurant business in Key West. She did business-administration studies in New York. Their families introduced the two and they married. Renee and Feng lived in New York for awhile where they owned a couple restaurants. But they wanted something with more space. That is, they wanted something a lot of Chinese restaurants don’t have — a dining room. “New York, lots of cramp,” Renee said. “We wanted a bigger restaurant with seating. My husband and uncle searched around. (In Palm City) there was no Chinese restaurant.” So the two decided it was about time the town got one. Martin County had something they very

Staff photo by Patrick McCallister Feng Lin and Renee Tong opened China Garden in Palm City 17 years ago. They brought the tastes of New York Chinese food, along with a cultural hard work ethic that’s been a hit with thousands of diners. The restaurant is at 3114 S.W. Martin Downs Blvd., in the Martin Downs Village Center. The phone is (772) 219-9608. It’s open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10:30 on Fridays and Saturdays. much wanted. “It was an A-rated school district,” Renee said. Ah, yes, the Chinese and American passions for education and seeing to family. Renee and Feng

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STUART — Playwright and novelist Ira Levin wrote “Rosemary’s Baby” and “The Stepford Wives,” so it’s not too surprising that his thriller, “Deathtrap,” has many twists and turns, with a bit of the macabre and even a psychic thrown in. The play, which opened in Broadway in 1978, holds the record for the longest running-comedy-thriller and was nominated for a Tony for Best Play. “Deathtrap” is set in tony Westport, Conn., where Sidney Bruhl, a playwright, has had several box office failures after great success. He tells his wife that a student, Clifford Anderson, has written a thriller called “Deathtrap.” Bruhl invites Anderson over to discuss his play. To relate anything else is to give too much away. Jim Docter is directing the Barn’s production and Francine Beckstead is the producer. The Photo courtesy of Alisha McDarris

See DEATHTRAP page B5 Jerre Bolnick, Althea Christine Wilson, Miles Kammerman and Greta Goldstein rehearse a scene from the Barn Theatre production of Ira Levin’s thriller, “Deathtrap.” The show will be presented April 18-May 4.

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CLUBBIN’ from page B2 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 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) 6929914.

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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) 334-1130. Saturday, April 19 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) 6005853. Live music at Wahoo’s Riverhouse. 8-11 p.m. 915 N.W. Flagler Drive, Stuart. For more information, call (772) 692-2243.

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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. 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, April 20 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 22 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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DEATHTRAP from page B3 cast includes Jerre Bolnick as Sydney; Miles Kammerman as Clifford; Althea Christine Wilson as Myra, Sydney’s wife; Greta Goldstein as Helga, the psychic, and a yet-to be decided player as Porter, Sydney’s attorney. The director noted that the play is complex and mirrored Ira Levin’s own life, as a playwright with one fantastic success. Levin was hugely successful in the movies, but he never again equaled the stage success he had with “Deathtrap.” “There are a few twists and turns,” he said. “The playwright (in the show) had one hit and never again and that’s the premise of the play. He had big success in movies, but he ended up writing the biggest murder mystery. Art imitated life.” Docter said that he needed a cast adept in both comedy and drama and he was successful in finding actors who filled the bill. He said that each of the charac-

GARDEN from page B1 soup out of ordering habit, and finished by taking the rest of my girlfriend’s hot and sour soup after she let me sample it. Next time I head to China Garden, I’m getting a bowl of the hot and sour all to myself. After that, I’m going to try the other six kinds, especially the vegetable and bean curd soup. Renee was able to visit some more as Lisa and I had chicken

YOUR VOICE NEWS & VIEWS • PALM CITY & TESORO • APRIL 18, 2014 • B5 ters had many sides. “Sidney is neurotic, very high energy and full of drama,” Docter said. “He has a great sense of humor and loves jokes. He also has a dark side. He is the most complicated, with all the different levels. “Clifford is younger and also complicated. These are two people using each other. Clifford is a chameleon. He is who people want him to be, as long as he gets what he wants. Myra is a loving, supportive, nervous wife. That’s her downfall.” The director noted that the biggest challenge is the many twists and turns in the plot and in the characters themselves. “The characters are all over the place and the audience has to be convinced of what they saw, and then, as the story unwinds, they have to believe something else. Things aren’t always as they seem. It the absolute whodunit. Who you think did it didn’t necessarily do it. Maybe.” Docter said that he and the cast are enjoying the rehearsals. “It’s been a constant discovery,”

entrees. She pointed to one worker after another naming off their family relationships. “It is all family here,” Renee said. The restaurant is at 3114 S.W. Martin Downs Blvd., in the Martin Downs Village Center. The phone is (772) 219-9608. It’s open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10:30 on Fridays and Saturdays. China Garden delivers, but then you’d miss the hot tea and noodles in the dining room.

he said, in a phrase he attributes to Jerre Bolnick. “We’ve been laughing all the time. The cast people are cut-ups. They’ve had a great time. It’s probably the funniest group of people I’ve worked with.” Docter has more than 30 years of theater behind him, in professional productions, repertory and community theater. He enjoys community theater most. “With professional theater, you have to go with what you know will pull audiences in and make money,” he said. “In community theater, you can cast people against type and take

risks. When it works, the rewards are huge. In community theater, you form friendships and relationships. It’s fun to watch and friends seeing their loved one on stage. It’s very different from when you don’t know the audience.” The Barn Theatre, 2400 E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart, presents “Deathtrap” April 18-May 4. Performances are Wed.-Sat- at 8 p.m. and Sun. at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20. To purchase tickets, call the box office at (772) 287-4884 or visit the website, www.barn-theatre.com.

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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.

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Sunday, April 20 Your Voice News & Views wishes everyone a joyous Easter. Easter worship and egg hunt will start at 10 a.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Advent, 4484 S.W. Citrus Blvd., Palm City. For more, visit www.adventpalmcity. org, or call (772) 283-6221.

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Lamb Osso Bucco • Canard Au Vin Cioppino • Baked Ham Other Specials and Regular Menu Available Reservations suggested for parties of six or more

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.

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Monday, April 21 Vibrio Bacteria in the Indian River Lagoon, a presentation by Gabby Barbarite, will start at 6:30 p.m. at the Blake Library, 2351 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart. For more, call (772) 225-0505, or visit www.FloridaOcean.org.

Tuesday, April 22 Story Time for the 3- to 5-year-olds will be at the Peter & Julie Cummings Library from 3 to 4 p.m. The library is at 2551 Matheson Ave., Palm City. The phone is (772) 221-1403. 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. Martin County Democratic Club Spring Fling Party featuring Mary Higgins will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Best Western Hotel, 1209 U.S. 1, Stuart. Tickets are $10. For more, call (772) 324-8750, or email lcunha2@ comcast.net.

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“Your Table is Waiting” Russ Schaffer and his wife, Michelle, of Palm City thank the walkers and volunteers who came out to be part of the ‘Walk to Cure Diabetes’ at Flagler Park in Stuart Saturday, April 12. The event raised $115,000 to be used to improve lives and cure diabetes for those that live with it. Russ Schaffer served as the 2014 Walk’s chairman.

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MARTIN COUNTY -- What would you do if you inherited $10 million? This is the dilemma faced by Ethel Savage, a widow whose husband has left her very wealthy. The John Patrick comedy, “The Curious Savage,” explores the question when it is presented by the students at South Fork High School April 23Banquet 26. . When Mrs. Savage inherits the Facilities money, it comes with buckets of for All trouble. Her stepchildren, all pil15 Acre Driving lars of the community, want the Occasions Range money and have her committed to a sanitarium, The Cloisters, All Grass Tees where several residents help her lead the greedy stepchildren on a Regular 18 Hole Golf Rate $75 everyday. Including cart w/G.P.S comedic treasure hunt. The play also deals with the YV2 YV2 YV2 $ 00 $ 00 After 2:30 pm question of who is sane and who Before 2:30 pm The Ultimate Golf Experience The Ultimate Golf Experience The Ultimate Golf Experienceis not. Sometimes those with a Includes withwith G.P.S. Includes withwith G.P.S. A PublicCart Course a Private Club Feel... A Public Cart Course a Private Club Feel... A Public Course with a Private Club Feel... diagnosis seem saner than those Good for up Good for up Range Balls on the outside. Playwright John to 4 players to 4 players Any Size Patrick left notes that the resExpires 4-25-14 Expires 4-25-14 Expires 4-25-14 038342

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merce Thursday Morning Social will be from 8 to 9 a.m. It’s sponsored by Ildiko Insurance Advisors. The social will be at the chamber, 880 S.W. Martin Downs Blvd., Palm City. The chamber’s phone number is (772) 286-8121. 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. The phone is (772) 221-1403. 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. The library is at 2551 Matheson Ave., Palm City. The phone is (772) 221-1403.

Friday, April 25 The Senior Wii Bowling League will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Peter & Julie Cummings Li-

brary, 2551 S.W. Matheson Ave, Palm City. Cummings’ number is (772) 288-2551. The fourth Annual Inter-Club Golf Challenge will be from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Monarch Country Club, 1801 S.W. Monarch Club Drive, Palm City. The game is $150 a player, which includes 18 holes of golf, a buffet dinner, awards, goody bags and complimentary return round of golf at Monarch Country Club. To register, call (772) 283-4800, ext. 234, or email hlaiben@unitedwaymartincounty.org. App Swap — Learn to read news stories for free will be from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Peter & Julie Cummings Library, 2551 S.W. Matheson Ave., Palm City. Register by calling (772) 288-2551. Martin County Fair BBQ Festival will be from 4 to 10 p.m. at the Martin County Fairgrounds, 2616 S.E. Dixie Highway, Stuart, and again on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more, call (772) 220-3247, or visit www.martincountyfairbbqfest.com. Teen Café will be at the Peter & Julie Cumming Library’s idea lab from 6 to 7 p.m. The program is for those sixth to 12th grades. The library is at 2551 Matheson Ave., Palm City. The phone is (772) 221-1403.

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SAVAGE from page B8 Savage that sums up how thought-provoking the play is. She says, “There are a million things that a man won’t do for five dollars, but there aren’t five things a man won’t do for a million.” You’ll have to come to the show to find out what they are. The South Fork High School drama department presents “The Curious Savage,” by John Patrick, April 23-26 at 7:30 p.m. and April 26 at 2 p.m. Performances are in the school auditorium at 10205 S.E. Pratt Whitney Road, Stuart. Tickets are $8 for students and seniors and $10 for adults. Tickets are available at the door or can be reserved at sfhsdramadepartment@gmail.com or be calling (772) 219-1860, Ext. 252. Students Madeline Gilbert and Kerstin Brown assisted all year in providing the necessary information for stories in a timely fashion. Ladies, you rock!

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TREASURE COAST -- On Saturday, April 26, the YMCA of the Treasure Coast is holding a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, the Y’s national initiative to improve families’ health and well-being, features games, bounce houses, healthy living activities, demos, arts and crafts and more to motivate and teach families how to develop a healthy routine at home. YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, celebrated at nearly 1,600 Y’s across the country, aims to get more kids moving and learning, so they can keep up the habit all summer long -- a critical outof-school time for kids’ health. Research shows that without access to out-of-school physical and learning activities, kids fall behind academically. Kids also gain weight twice as fast during summer than the school year. “One in three U.S. children is obese. This statistic, coupled with the fact that once summer hits, children will be more idle, demonstrates why it’s important to help families develop healthy habits now,” said Elisha Stoecklin, executive director, YMCA of the Treasure Coast. “As part of the Y’s commitment to healthy living, through YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day our goal is to improve the health and well-being of kids and inspire habits they can continue into adulthood.” In celebration of YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, the Y offers the following tips to help families develop healthy habits: High Five the Fruits and Veggies -- Make sure kids get at least five servings a day, the minimum number nutritionists recommend to maintain healthy childhood development. Foster an Early and Ongoing

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