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MARTIN COUNTY — There’s always a lot of talk about the Martin County Comprehensive Growth Management Plan, commonly called the “comp plan.” As the county heads into elections, two county commission seats are up for grabs — 2 and 4. Palm City’s Donna Melzer, chairwoman of the Martin County Conservation Alliance, said voters will get a chance

to better understand the comp plan’s role in protecting the county from overdevelopment at the 14th annual Citizens Growth Management Forum. “This coming election will have a huge impact on our comp plan and people need to know that,” she said. “They need to know what questions to ask candidates.” The forum will be on Saturday, April 5, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Robert Morgade Library, 5851

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MARTIN COUNTY — Sheriff William Snyder paints a very ugly picture of methamphetamine. For good reason — nothing about it is anything but ugly. On Thursday, March 27, the Sheriff hosted a town-hall

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TREASURE COAST — Supervisors of elections Gertrude Walker and Vicki Davis hope to see fewer voters hitting polls this year. But that’s because they want the historically dismal voter participation in so-called “off year” elections remedied by a deluge of absentee ballots. Walker’s office is in St. Lucie, Davis’ in Martin. “I think it’s really important that we push the vote by mail, because voters need a choice and (absentee ballot) is the most efficient one,” Walker said in a phone interview. “The voter has time to make important decisions. The voter can have that ballot for 30 days to do research.” Supervisors’ offices start mailing absentee ballots about a month before the primary and general election days. Those for military and overseas voters are sent about 45 days before an election. This year the primary is on Aug. 26 and the general election on Nov. 4. Voters can request absentee ballots for both now. Mailed

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TREASURE COAST — Brian Lara is a Republican, but he’s not happy with some of the party’s leadership in Congress — those who supported various immigration reform efforts for the last few years. “You look at the present leadership and what they’re pushing for is amnesty for illegals and Americans are looking for jobs,” Lara said. Lara, 42, is a political newcomer. He’s not opposed to immigration. “My parents are Cuban,” Lara said. “They lost their freedom and came here.” However, he said that the nation isn’t in a state for financial health to sustain economic-opportunity immigration. At his web site, the candidate argues that illegal immigration hurts the most economically vulnerable. “Labor participation is at the lowest levels since the Carter administration and for African Americans is at the lowest level ever recorded,” the web site reads. It goes on to say, “America is the greatest vessel of economic opportunity ever created. But this vessel is floundering and adding millions of additional foreign workers will sink 99% of American workers into decades of lower wages and high unemployment.” Lara said it’s impractical to create new legislation to reduce the number of undocumented immigrants already on American soil until existing laws are completely enforced. Additionally, he said concerted efforts to find and deport millions of undocumented immigrants would be futile. He favors fining employers who repeatedly hire undocumented immigrants, along with deporting those immigrants already in custody for other infractions. On the local said, Lara said the most pressing issue for Congress to address is continued releases of nutrient-rich waters from Lake Okeechobee. The releases have famously fouled waters in the St. Lucie and Indian rivers. “The waterways have to be resolved and cleaned,” Lara said. “I

Brian Lara think Congress has a big role to play in that. A lot of people place blame on the (Army) Corps of Engineers, but the Corps of Engineers is basically sub-contractors (to Congress).” Lara said the only long-term solution to the Lake Okeechobee discharges is following nature’s designs for moving water in the Central and South Florida. Natural water movements have been disrupted by channelization. “We had government interference that began 90 years ago,” Lara said. “We changed the flow (of water) and everybody was for it.” He added, “If you want to resolve the issue, you have to restore the natural flow.” Lara said many Republicans are spending too much time and political energy with ineffective efforts at repealing the Affordable Care Act. So far, there have been more than 50 votes in the House of Representatives to repeal some or all of the act’s major components. The last was about a month ago. “Republicans are all talking about Obamacare, which is a great talking point, but Obamacare will collapse and people will see it’s not working,” Lara said. The candidate said in time there’ll be opportunities to try insurance- and healthcare-reform measures long suggested by Republicans, such as creating insurance savings accounts, allowing the sales of health insurance across state lines, and tort reform. “Obamacare is collapsing and we know how to replace it,” Lara

said. The Stuart man is married to Rosemary. They have a 12-yearold son, Lewis. So far eight Republican hopefuls have 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 Lara, the Florida Division of Elections lists Republican candidates Ellen Andel, Carl Domino, Beverly Joy Hires, Ilya Katz, 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 from the 18th District. The division charges a 10 cent examination fee for each petition

signature submitted. Lara said he’s hoping to qualify by petition drive. The district is tenuous for both major political parties. Between Martin and St. Lucie counties, there are about slightly more than 107,000 voters registered as Republicans, and about 102,600 Democrats. Some in Martin register Republican to vote in the primary elections, since county commission races are often decided in the primary. 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.

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Musician Jose Feliciano was one who got away. His rep said that he didn’t talk to weeklies. Tammy was livid. She got on the phone with statistics about circulation and demographics. We still didn’t get the interview and we still laugh about it.

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websites and there was usually contact information. I often had to go through layers of people, at least in the beginning, but suddenly, I found Joel Grey, Judy Collins, Lily Tomlin, Johnny Mathis, Joshua Bell, Andrea Mitchell, Doc Severinsen, Charlie Daniels and Mary Higgins Clark at the other end of my phone. People always ask me how I

know what to ask. I learned early on that when you interview someone, you are asking them to talk about their favorite subject — themselves. It is important to do your homework. One of the nicest compliments I get is when people tell me I obviously took the time to find out a little bit about them so that I could ask intelligent questions. I try to keep the tone conversational, just a nice chat. When people are relaxed, they can be themselves. Lily Tomlin and I had a lengthy discussion of one of her movies that is a favorite of mine, “All of Me.” We basically deconstructed every scene. With Judy Collins, she had lost a son and my husband had recently died. We talked about grief. Sometimes, I have had the chance to tell a performer how much he or she meant to me. Joel Grey was in the first Broadway play I saw, “Cabaret.” Sally Struthers was Gloria in “All in the Family,” struggling with family issues and feminism at the same time I was. Mary Higgins Clark and I talked about the perils of dating after widowhood. I even had the chance to tell pianist Philippe Entremont that as a kid, I had two pictures hanging on my wall: Mickey Mantle’s and his. He was quite moved. Sometimes you are amazed at where an interview takes you. Actor Robert Wagner spoke of his early relationship with Barbara Stanwyck, who was much older. At that time, in the 1950s, such a relationship would have de-

stroyed both of their careers and they went their separate ways. He also said that Elizabeth Taylor was so beautiful and they always insisted on putting too much makeup on her. People ask me if celebrities refuse to be interviewed. To my amazement, very few do. They understand that it’s a game: if you’re touring, you need to talk to local media. Like vaccinations or bran, we’re a necessary evil. Musician Jose Feliciano was one who got away. His rep said that he didn’t talk to weeklies. Tammy was livid. She got on the phone with statistics about circulation and demographics. We still didn’t get the interview and we still laugh about it. One thing I have learned is the importance of clarifying everything. People I’m interviewing by phone may be in Poland, Japan, California or somewhere in between. It’s not enough to restate the day and date to make sure you all agree the 14th is a Thursday. I always ask for the time zone. One embarrassment calling at the wrong time taught me that lesson. Can you say rookie mistake? One of the joys of my job has been the opportunity to interview some people multiple times. I recently interviewed pianist Conrad Tao for a concert at the Lyric. He is nearly 20. My first interview with him was in 2000, when he was 13. I have interviewed Elaina Newport of the Capitol Steps

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Greg Braun. “People want to know how Martin County is different from St. Lucie County and Palm Beach County and how that happened,” Melzer said. “It’s in the comp plan.” The forum is free and open to all. Melzer said it’ll be videoed and put on YouTube, too. Melzer is working on Martin County Commissioner Ed Fielding’s reelection campaign. He’s not a scheduled speaker at the forum. To learn more, visit www. savemartincounty.org. Make reservations by calling Melzer at (772) 286-9845, or emailing her at donnamelzer@gmail.com.

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partner with the (United States Postal Service) and they can track their ballots in the mail.” Walker and Davis had tips for absentee voters. “We need a signature,” Davis said. “Florida law changed in 2013. We need a signature if a ballot is going to address other than the one we have in the database.” Walker said, “It’s going to blind side a lot of people who are used to being able to pick up the phone and call us.” Those who get absentee ballots can still vote at the polls, whether early or traditionally, if they’ve not sent the mailed ballots back. But, poll workers will want to make certain voters haven’t sent absentee ballots back. “Take that unfilled ballot with you to the polls,” Walker said. “That’ll expedite the process.” Davis said new voters to St. Lucie or Martin from other Florida counties don’t have to worry about letting their former supervisors’ know about the move. However, she said voters who’ve moved from other states should let former supervisors’ know to take them off their rolls. It is, of course, a state and federal crime to vote in more than one place. Another tip — voters who like absentee voting should occasionally update their signatures at supervisors’ offices. People’s handwriting changes as they age. Davis said canvassing boards reject a very small number of absentee ballots over mismatched signatures, but it does happen. For more, visit www.slcelections. com, or www.martinvotes.com. Additionally, www.election.dos. state.fl.us/voting/absentee.shtml and www.election.dos.state.fl.us/ voting/early.shtml.

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“The more community involvement the better. “Two of the last three busts started as citizen complaints.” Detective Tim Baltes William Snyder said at the town hall. “We’ve seen enough to know that former oxycodone users are now using meth,” Snyder said. The Florida Legislature greatly tightened access to opioids, such as oxycodone, a couple years ago. That drastically increased their prices. The Sheriff said opioid addicts were left scrambling for new sources of drugs. Many seem to have found meth. Detective Tim Baltes, who grew up in Palm City, said the west side of the St. Lucie River is attractive to meth makers. “Palm City just being a rural area is a place to stay under the radar,” he said. Baltes is one of two Martin County detectives the Drug Enforcement Administration has trained for the detection and dismantling of meth labs. He said because meth labs can be so small and portable, law enforcers have little chance to detect them without the public’s help. “The more community involvement the better,” the detective said. “Two of the last three busts started as citizen complaints.” Signs of meth production include the presence of forcibly opened lithium batteries and instant cooling pads, strong chemical scents and numerous emptied packages of ephedrine- or pseudoephedrine-based medications. Baltes said those thinking they’ve discovered meth labs should try to get addresses and vehicle tag numbers, along with photos if it’s safe to take them, and call law enforcement. The detective said it’s best to use the Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number rather than 911, unless events are unfolding quickly at a suspected meth lab. That number is (772) 220-7170.

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VETERAN from page 20 mantling of meth labs. Detecting them is pretty hard. A meth lab can be a plastic bottle, the socalled “shake ‘n bake,” or “onepot cook,” manufacturing method. It produces a small amount of meth — enough for one user — but is extremely explosive. In October, last year, a one-pot cook at an apartment complex on S.W. Sunset Trace Circle, Palm City, exploded. Meth — which is also called “crank,” “ice,” chalk,” “crystal,” and “god,” among other names — is on a seemingly sharp increase after many abusers lost access to another drug, Martin’s Sheriff William Snyder said at a recent town hall meeting in Stuart. “We’ve seen enough to know that former oxycodone users are now using meth,” Snyder said at the meeting. The Florida Legislature greatly tightened access to opioids, such as oxycodone, a couple years ago. That drastically increased their prices. The sheriff said opioid addicts were left scrambling for new sources of drugs. Many seem to have found meth. It’s a powerful drug with an enduring high that can be made with ingredients available at drug stores. Baltes graduated from Martin County High School in 2000. Shortly after, he joined the Florida National Guard’s 806th Military Police Company, Fort Pierce. “It was a means for me to pay for college at first,” he said. After serving six years in the National Guard, Baltes did two in the Army Reserves. The detective planned on studying business. “Once I was part of the military, I found it suited my personality,” Baltes said. He added, “I’m a hand-on guy. It’s hard to sit down.” With that in mind, Baltes applied to the Martin County Sheriff’s Office. He was going to start with the department in 2004, but the 806 was activated to federal status and sent to help support

OEF in Afghanistan. When he got back in 2005, the job was waiting for him. So were fellow military veterans serving in the Sheriff’s Office. Many became Baltes’ role models. “A lot of the (military) veteran cops I know are the most well-rounded police officers,” Baltes said. Since the end of 2012, the Sheriff’s Office has taken down five meth labs. Most recently the department took down a larger lab in Tropical Farms, netting four arrests. That was at the end of February. Three of the five Martin meth labs were in Palm City, two on Ranchwood Street. There’s a simple reason for this. “Palm City, just being a rural area is a place to stay under the radar,” Baltes said. The detective said not all his fellow veterans are on the right side of the law. He’s had folks he’s arresting — including for drug possession — tell him about their service and thank him for his. It’s something Baltes said he’ll never get used to. Citizens can help police detect and bust meth makers. Signs of meth production include the presence of forcibly opened lithium batteries and instant cooling pads, strong chemical scents and numerous emptied packages of ephedrine- or pseudoephedrine-based medications. Baltes said those thinking they’ve discovered meth labs should try to get addresses and vehicle tag numbers, along with photos if it’s safe to take them, and call law enforcement. The detective said it’s best to look up and use a local agency’s non-emergency number rather than 911, unless events are unfolding quickly at a suspected meth lab. Mary Ann Goodman, public affairs officer at the West Palm Beach Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, said it’s impossible to know if there’s been a rise of meth use among veterans.

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JAZZ from page 22 Jazz and Blues to the area by making jazz and blues — two unquestionably American musical art forms available on a regular basis in order to foster greater appreciation and understanding. The Society hosts year-round live events, many of which are free to the public, maintains an active and free master’s class program for area schools and offers merit scholarships to qualified local high school seniors. The Society will also be hosting its third annual Summer Jazz Camp this summer. It’s all about keeping the music alive and giving today’s youth a chance to carry on the tradition and find the magic in the music. Won’t you help us do that by coming out to encourage and support the youth of our

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STUART — Kristal Eckhardt, who leads the drama department at Martin County High School, said that teachers were always asking her to stage “The Great Gatsby.” “Teachers ask me year in and year out for a stage version because they teach it and the kids love it,” she said. “I said I would love to do it, but the problem is that there is no stage version, only screenplays. “Almost as I said it, the play service released a new version. I started looking and here it was, just released. What intrigued me was that the byline said it was

the only version approved by the Fitzgerald estate.” Martin County High School will present the new version of “F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby,” adapted by Simon Levy, April 11-13. Eckhardt had to submit a kind of resume of productions they’ve staged and she was notified that Martin County was only the fifth school approved to do the show, and the only public high school in the group. “Fitzgerald’s descendants have been very critical of the Hollywood treatment (of ‘Gatsby,’) Eckhardt said. “They have also been critical of stage versions. This playwright sat down with the descendants and asked what the objections were. They felt that

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every other version had lost the spirit by not using Fitzgerald’s words. They felt that what Hollywood does is play up the spectacle of the 1920s. They really disliked the most recent version and said it was like ‘Gatsby Goes to Vegas.’” Eckhardt said that the family wanted scripts to follow the spirit of the book. “It’s Nick Caraway’s memory of the event,” she said. “You understand Nick Carraway is F. Scott Fitzgerald. It’s semi-autobiographical. Daisy is Zelda (Fitzgerald.) It’s a memory of a time. That’s what’s being lost.” Playwright Simon Levy sat down with the Fitzgerald family and asked them how they wanted the story presented. What they said formed the basis for the script. When the script arrived, Eckhardt reread the novel. “I’d forgotten how really good he is,” she said. “I flip-flopped, reading the novel and the play, and I thought, ‘Wow, he’s really dead-on.’ The extraneous scenes are gone and it gets right to the heart of it. ‘Gatsby’ is not an epic. It’s not a long book. The play runs about an hour. It’s brief, like the novel, but it gets right to it. I loved that for a young audience.” The cast includes Collin Greco as Jay Gatsby, Kurt Schmalz as Nick Carraway, Ed Sellian as Tom and Victoria Hadel as Daisy. Margret Rogers, Michelle Shulman, Joey McKenna, Max Vojcsik, Taylor Panullo, Sean Balash, Shelly Goodwin, Russel Forier and Nick Pollio round out the cast. All are learning about the time period in which the play takes place. “It was such a different world, but there are parallels,” Eckhardt said. “People did things without

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consequences because of wealth. It’s a lot like today, where the illusion of having things makes you wealthy. Gatsby’s whole thing is create an illusion of wealth as a way to Daisy.” Eckhardt said the hardest things for her students was the racism, particularly of Tom Buchanan. “It’s old money and a different world,” Eckhardt said. “They’re really interested. I’m excited and the kids are so excited.” When Eckhardt looked into costumes that could not be found in the school’s stock, she discovered that the 1920s is in vogue for wedding and parties and costumes are hard to find. Martin County selected “The Great Gatsby” as its prom theme for this year last year, when the movie came out. She has found almost everything she needs to rent, but she had to buy Gatsby’s famous pink suit. This is the final school year production for Martin County, but Eckhardt said they will be doing a summer production of “Grease” that will just be for fun. It’s always exciting to see students present something new, something that hasn’t been done over and over. They have the opportunity to make the roles their own, and you have the opportunity to see it. Martin County High School’s fine arts department presents “F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” at the Wanda Yarboro Performing Arts Center, 2801 S. Kanner Highway, Stuart April 11-13. Performances are April 11-12 at 7 p.m. and April 13 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. There is general admission seating and no advanced ticket sales. For more information, call the box office at (772-219-1800, Ext. 282.


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Mitch Kloorfain/chief photographer Spoto’s Oyster Bar offers their combination of great food, scenic atmosphere and friendly service for their fine dining on the water in downtown Stuart. of other items to choose from on the 11x17 double-sided menu which is printed daily. But we’ll get to those in a minute. For the party, Spoto’s is offering $1 Blue Point Oysters, shrimp cocktail and cherry stone clams. Stuart reggae band Fresh Catch will entertain from 6-9 p.m.; there

will be an oyster-eating contest, and raffles and prizes. Beverage sponsors include Yuengling beer, Cruzan Rum, and Skyy Vodka. There will be a cookout downstairs. There couldn’t be a prettier place to host a party. If you’ve never been to Spoto’s, (former-

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Text the Editor (772) 675-6330 Jumbo shrimp and a large selection of oysters to serve as appetizers before the main course at Spoto’s Oyster Bar in downtown Stuart.

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PARTY from page 29 – which slide open ALL THE WAY – offer a magnificent view of the river and the lights illuminating the bridge after the sun goes down. The party will be outside, but in case of rain, guests will be ushered into the covered overhang area (Spoto’s also houses a downstairs bar, and the building is constructed on pillars – wise, considering the proximity to the river). Now, let’s talk about the food. Usually when we do a dining review, we ask the server to bring whatever dish the restaurant wants to promote. This time, I

ordered exactly what I wanted: a medium-rare filet smothered in béarnaise sauce – best I’ve ever had. Anyone who dabbles in French cuisine knows the sauces are the staples of any meal they accompany, and they have to be done right. Bearnaise sauce is an egg yolk-based sauce flavored with tarragon – but it’s tricky to get the reduction phase down without overcooking the yolks as you blend them with the already warmed combination of shallots, melted butter and champagne vinegar. It’s the mark of a master to serve what I enjoyed – a perfectly blended, creamy, flawless presentation and exquisite blend of flavors which would enhance any cut of beef.

My companion – OK, Mitch, our chief photographer — had the macademia nut-encrusted dolphin , served with Key Lime tartar sauce. I took a bite – delicious! Tender, flaky, and the nut “breading” was just light enough to add texture, but not overpowering in flavor. In fact, I don’t think either of us touched the accompanying sauce – didn’t need it. The menu is extensive – starting with the massive selection of oysters –from a half dozen Blue Points from Long Island Sound ($14.75) to the Asian oysters, served with sour cream, wakame (seaweed –based ingredient . For the Thai-cuisine initiated, it’s used as a base for miso soup), tobico, (Japanese flying fish roe – caviar) and soy ginger ($11.75).

But a favorite is Spoto’s famous Oyster Shooter, a raw oyster served in a shot glass with Tabasco sauce, horseradish and cocktail sauce ($2.25). From there, we go to an extensive 24-item appetizer section, ranging from jumbo shrimp cocktail ($13.75) to Oysters Rockefeller, prepared with fresh spinach, a dash of the French liqueur pernod and flavorful asiago cheese ($11.75). The salad menu offers the everything from a basic house salad ($5.75) to a portobello mushroom and goat cheese dish ($9.75). There are five soups: New England Clam Chowder, Black Bean, Bahamian Conch Chowder, gazpacho, (served cold, as it

See PARTY page 32 The Macademia nut-encrusted dolphin with Key Lime tartar sauce at Spoto’s Oyster Bar is a tastebud tantalizing entrée at Spoto’s Oyster Bar in downtown Stuart. Mitch Kloorfain chief photographer

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should be); and Seafood Gumbo, a mixture of shrimp, scallops, salmon and mussels. Entrees range from Stuffed Chicken Florentine with spinach and goat cheese ($18.50), to my afore-mentioned delicious eightounce filet with béarnaise sauce ($34.75); 11 selections under the “pasta, fish and shellfish” dishes, including live Maine lobster ($29.75). And then you flip the menu over for the sushi selections … 23 items to choose … from the very basic edamame ($5) to the “king of the sea,” a seafood-and-vegetable combination of poached scallops, steamed spinach, asparagus, topped with shrimp, white fish, salmon, tuna and avocado ($28). But let’s not forget the party. The full menu will be available, along with an extensive wine list and full bar, and of course, a view to die for! Be there, or you’re missing out. Not only will you be helping celebrate a local business’s first year, but you will also be helping to contribute to a much-needed and worthy organization – Hibiscus House. I look forward to seeing you there. Tammy Raits is managing editor of Your Voice News & Views.

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The 14th annual Citizens Growth Management Forum will be 1 to 4 p.m. at the Robert Morgade Branch Library, 5851 S.E. Community Drive, Stuart. It’s sponsored by the Martin County Conservation Alliance, 1000 Friends of Florida, and the Guardians of Martin County. Some featured speakers include Sarah Heard, Martin County Commission chairwoman, along with citizen advocates Maggy Hurchalla, and Mark Perry. Reserve seating by calling (772) 286-9845. For more, visit www. savemartincounty.org.

Classics at the Beach Car Show will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Elliott Museum, 825 N.E. Ocean Boulevard, Stuart. Tickets are $12. For more, call (772) 225-1961, or visit www.classicsatthebeach.org. Martin County High School OPUS will be at St. Christopher’s Catholic Church, 12001 S.E. Federal Highway, Hobe Sound. The concert will start at 4 p.m. Admission is free, but donations will be collected. Outstanding People United to Sing, OPUS, is Martin County High School’s chorale program. For more, email Glenn Webber at glenn@webberfl. com. OPUS is on Facebook.

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I Love a Mystery monthly book discussion group led by Harold Marr will be 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Peter & Julie Cummings Library. Each month a mystery writer is selected and discusses. April’s author is Donna Leon. The lirary is at 2551 Matheson Ave., Palm City. The phone is (772) 221-1403. 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. The 18th annual Taste of Martin County benefit for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties will be from 5 to 8 p.m. at Memorial Park, 300 S.E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart. Chefs from about 30 restaurants will serve signature delights to compete for one of seven titles. Advanced tickets are $50 for singles, $90 for couples. Group tickets are also available. At the door, tickets are $60. They’re available at Seacoast National Bank locations, and at the Big Brothers/ Big Sisters Stuart office, 5035 S.E. Federal Highway. For more, visit www.thetasteofmartincounty.com.

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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. Wednesday, April 9 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. 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, April 10 International Fridays at Club 7One5 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Ladies in free and drink free all night. DJ plays Latin dancehall, reggaetone, Top 40 and more. 715 North U.S. 1, Stuart. For more information, call (772) 692-9914. 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. Rainfall Band live at Conchy Joe’s 7-10 p.m. 3945 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. For more information, call (772) (772) 334-1130. 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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Wednesday, April 9 Job Fair — The Connection Between You and Your Career will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Indian River State College Chastain Campus’ Wolf Technology Center, 2400 S.E Salerno Road, Stuart. The Business Development Board of Martin County event is sponsored by Martin Veterans, the United Way of Martin County, Martin County and others. Numerous employers will be on hand. For more, call (772) 221-1380, or visit www. bdbmc.org/events. Advanced Drawing with Brenda Leigh will be from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. at the DiTerlizzi Conference Room at the Peter & Julie Cummings Library. This is the second in a five-part series for children 8 to 12. Supplies will be available, but taking a personal sketchbook is recommended. Registration is required. The library is at 2551 Matheson Ave., Palm City. The phone is (772) 221-1403. Beginning Drawing with Brenda Leigh will be from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the DiTerlizzi Con-

ference Room at the Peter & Julie Cummings Library. This is the second in a five-part series for children 7 to 10. Supplies will be available, but taking a personal sketchbook is recommended. Registration is required. The library is at 2551 Matheson Ave., Palm City. The phone is (772) 221-1403. Palm City Chamber of Commerce Town Hall will be 6 to 8 p.m. at the Palm City Community Center, 2701 S.W. Cornell Ave., Charlie Leighton Park. For more, visit www.palmcitychmber.com. Thursday, April 10 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.

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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

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28th Annual Home & Garden Show Another Huge Success! The Chamber’s 28th Annual Home & Garden Show, held March 22-23 at the Martin County Fairgrounds was a great success thanks to all of the generous sponsors and the eighty exhibitors. Along with a huge selection of home products and services on display, this year’s show also featured the Martin

The Chamber hosted the monthly Business After Hours on Friday night for members to get a sneak preview of the

show while enjoying delicious food and drinks provided by Silver Platter Catering, Anthony’s Coal Fire Pizza, Benihana, Jersey Mike’s and Fresh Market. Special thanks to Business After Hours sponsors Team Parks Inc. and Silver Platter Catering. Mark your calendars now for next March 6-8.

Past Chamber Chairman Michael Dadko (2nd from left) and his wife Diane (2nd from right) take a rest during the Home & Garden Show on Fortunoff Backyard Store’s comfortable outdoor furniture, while visiting with John Hennessee, Fish House Art Center, Barbara Harrison, Sandy Pines (back seats) and their guests. Special thanks to Fortunoff for sponsoring the show.

Yes, the food was as delicious as it looked. Jayne and Folker Raynolds, owners of Silver Platter Entrée Catering and co-sponsor of the Chamber’s March Business After Hours/ Home & Garden Show Preview with Team Parks, display their scrumptious spread enjoyed by more than two hundred members.

County Orchid Society with their Orchids Go Vegas Show & Sale, outdoor recreation featuring Gander Mountain and Fortunoff Backyard Store, pets available for adoption and local artists of all ages with hands-on activities for the children. Special thanks to our major sponsor Gulfstream Alumi-

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Tuesday, April 22nd 7:45 AM Sponsored by Voice of the Children at Chamber Conference Room 1650 S. Kanner Hwy. Stuart Tuesday, 29th • 7:45 AM Hosted & Sponsored by Illustrated Properties The Haigh Group 200 S.W. Atlanta Ave. Stuart

Networking Luncheon Wednesday, April 9th 11:45 AM Sponsored by All Aboard Florida Hosted by Willoughby Golf Club 3001 S.E. Doubleton Dr. Stuart Reservations are required

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