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PORT ST. LUCIE — She’s the only candidate to throw her name in the hat for the city council’s vacant District 4 seat. Councilwoman-elect Jolien Caraballo said if she’s sworn in, her focus will be on ensuring the city has a bright future. Caraballo, a Port St. Jolien Caraballo Lucie resident for the past 22 years, is the director of operations at Fusion Aveda Salon in St. Lucie West. The working wife and mother of two weighed in on big issues in-

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ST. LUCIE WEST — A great majority of St. Lucie West residents who attended a community meeting last week want to secede from the city of Port St. Lucie. More than 50 residents attended a Jan. 16 morning meeting at Sam Snead’s Tavern, where

they voiced concerns about their representation on the Port St. Lucie city council, how their tax dollars are being spent and the handling of the now-defunct Digital Domain building. The $40 million, 115,000-square-foot animation studio was abandoned two years ago by the special effects giant after the company abruptly filed for bankruptcy in September 2012. The city issued $39.9

million in bonds for construction of the facility. The shutdown caused hundreds to lose jobs and left the city owing millions. The property was appraised last year at just over $13.5 million. More than half of the crowd said they want to pull away from the city. “The response this morning really surprised me, how dis-

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To save lagoon, city set to ban fertilizer The council, which was lacking its vice mayor due to illness, agreed a stricter ordinance should be adopted. They should have a draft to vote on by its next meeting on Jan. 27, Bremer said. “We’ll have something ready for the next meeting for their consideration,” Bremer said. “At least we can start that process.” “It gives the administration also the opportunity to go through and identify all those areas that we need to be concerned about and the golf course, certainly is one of those,” he said. Fertilizers containing phosphorous and nitrogen are banned during the wet season from June 1 to Sept. 30, under the county ordinance. Fertilizer containing the two chemicals are also prohibited during flood watches or warnings, a tropical storm watch or warning and a hurricane watch or warning. It is also banned when heavy rains are expected. “Heavy rain” is defined as rainfall greater than or equal to two inches in a 24 hour period, the county ordinance states. During the dry season, fertilizers containing phosphorus cannot be used without a certified document showing the soil has a phosphorus deficiency, the county ordinance dictates. And fertilizers with nitrogen must be at least 50 percent slow-release. The ordinance also sets up fertilizer-free zones. Those are areas within 10 feet of a pond, stream, watercourse, lake, canal or wetland. The city’s ordinance doesn’t pro-

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PORT ST. LUCIE — The city is making strides to set forth a stricter fertilizer ordinance to help save the Treasure Coast’s dying waterways. Earlier this month, the county strengthened its existing ordinance to ban the use of fertilizers with phosphorous and nitrogen during the rainy season. Should the city follow suit, that will be the case for its residents and businesses. At its first meeting of the year on Jan. 13, council members compared the county ordinance with its own, last updated in 2010. “Overall, the county’s amended ordinance has more teeth than the city’s ordinance,” staff attorney Brennan Keeler wrote in a Jan. 8 memo to city manager Jeff Bremer. Making the ordinance stronger to ban the harmful chemicals during the wet season would be a small step toward helping the water, Councilwoman Michelle Berger said. Both chemicals are known to foster the growth of toxic blue green algae, which is a risk to public health and kills off marine life. Exposure can cause illness and produce liver toxins. “This is a very minimal opportunity to say, ‘yes we care’ by passing this ordinance,” Berger said. She added, “This is a small portion in my opinion of what needs to change,” referring to the billions of gallons of dirty Lake Okeechobee releases that recently left the Indian River Lagoon on life support.

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ST. LUCIE COUNTY— Congratulations to the John Carroll High School fall student-athletes who earned all-area distinctions for SCRIPPS Treasure Coast Newspapers. The cross country team was represented by CJ Robertson (First Team), Scott Morgan (Honorable Mention), and Frank Irizarry (Coach of the Year). The football team was represented with First Team members Josh Ayala, Matt Celidonio, and Edwin Thomas, plus Honorable Mention members Carson Assaly, Dan Culumber, Greg Green, Pierce Halleran, Josh Pantaleon, Evan Percoco, Jordan Watkins and Nick Woodward. Congratulations to Justin Burkhamer who earned First Team All-Area for golf, while Quinton

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feet of any body of water if a deflector shield or drop spreader is used. Grass clippings should be blown back onto the lawn areas or removed under the county’s ordinance. There is no provision

for clippings in the city’s ordinance. The county’s ordinance will be enforced by the its Code Enforcement division. The county will provide commercial and institutional applicators of fertilizer with a six-hour educational program offered by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The course, entitled “Florida-Friendly Best Management Practices of Protection of Water Resources by the Green Industries,” will be offered through the University of Florida IFAS Florida-Friendly Landscapes program in Fort Pierce. Golf courses must assure landscaping practices abide by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection document, “Best Management Practices for the Enhancement of Environmental Quality on Florida Golf Courses.” City staff said they will also offer learning opportunities in its draft. To better enforce the law, the city could ban the sale of fertilizer containing the two chemicals. “You could put regulations

within your city. They would have to abide by it,” Berger said after the meeting. “We would have to send people in, compliance officers, to make sure they’re not selling it. For the most part, these big boxes want to abide.” River advocates, who helped organize summer protests which attracted thousands, pleaded their case to the council for a stricter ordinance. “Why do we need to use those chemicals when the rain and sun is perfect enough for the grass?” Aidan Lewey, 9, said. Irene Gomes, a Port St. Lucie resident who owns the Driftwood Motel in Jensen Beach, said the water’s toxicity damaged her business. “I’ve been here since 1958 when our waters were pretty clean and there was lots of entertainment on the beach, swimming and fishing,” Gomes said. “We had a very bad summer, this summer past and it affected business greatly. I had a lot of customers call in cancellations and lost thousands and thousands of dollars over several months.”

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Staff photo by Tammy Raits Tax Collector Chris Craft examines the driver’s license of St. Lucie West resident Jane V. Falgia, whose license lists her address as St. Lucie West, but does not have a gold star in the upper right corner of the license. Craft explained that under the ‘Real ID’ Act that just went into effect in Florida this year, residents must have a license with the gold star or they may be barred from boarding a commercial aircraft, entering a federal building such as a courthouse or entering a nuclear facility. The Act was passed in 2005 after the 9/11 Commission learned that the 9/11 hijackers were able to get driver’s licenses in several states. to see your taxes raised substantially,” said Rich, who owns a home in St. Lucie West. “You’ll have to hire for police and fire protection. I think you’re currently buying water from the city of Port St. Lucie, so that rate’s going to go up.” “The city will fight you tooth and nail every step of the way because

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BREAKUP from page A8 see how tax dollars are spent and if they could be better spent. “It’s imperative that we not have tunnel vision in terms of thinking about moving forward ... It sounds good in theory, but it’s not practical,” Howell said. Residents also want more robust representation on the council. Representation is determined by U.S. Census data, collected every decade, Councilwoman Michelle

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DIGITAL from page A10 “The building is a large, unique structure with limited uses with its current configuration,” Tesch wrote. “Influenced by current competitive forces and market prices, getting to maximum profitability in its sale will take, in our opinion, an economic development-focused project.” The sale of the building to a business in advanced manufacturing, professional business services, life sciences or technology would reap lucrative benefits, Tesch wrote. That would create hundreds of high wage jobs and city taxes. Other options included government agencies, learning institutions, medical offices or a condo arrangement, he wrote. There are also talks of turning the venue into a community gathering place. The Parks and Recreation Department recently presented a persuasive case for that outlet, a memo from Bremer states. “We currently have very little presence in an area that will grow in leaps and bounds over the next 10-15 years,” Bremer wrote. There is potential for more than 26,000 residential units in the western portion of the city, with a buildout population of over 74,000. Keeping the building could prove useful, Councilwoman Michelle Berger said. “If in five years or 10 years we have to build something, because our taxpayers say, ‘Hey I want something for my tax monies too,’ it’s going to cost us $50 million or $60 million, because at that point, we’re going to have to buy the land, design and build,” Berger said. In their presentation, parks staffers highlighted a need for a cultural arts center, indoor basketball courts, outdoor fields for soccer and an aquatic cen-

“We are also eager to actively assist the city of Port St. Lucie in identifying a suitable company to occupy the Tradition Studios facility and hopefully create many high-value jobs for the community,” Peter Tesch President St. Lucie County Economic Development Council ter, adding the infrastructure is already in place for when growth explodes. The facility already offers two soccer fields, an outdoor theater, a guard house, 650 parking spaces and easy access to I-95. Inside exists a large and open lobby, a kitchen, office space and theaters. Options for the building include a skate park, extreme sports park, a place for youth and recreational programs and an art gallery. Keeping the building for city use would provide day care and summer camp space, a senior center, room rentals, a teen club and boutique sales. There’s also enough room for a rock climbing wall, an ice skating arena and roller rink, the parks presentation states. Parts of the space can act as a fitness center and the fortress can endure up to 140 mph of sustained winds, making it an ideal hurricane shelter. There is also the possibility of partnerships with St. Lucie County, the school district, Tradition and the St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce, city documents state.

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Haisley opens new location PORT ST. LUCIE — Haisley Funeral and Cremation Services is now open in Port St. Lucie to better serve the final needs of St. Lucie County residents. The region’s most respected funeral and cremation services business recently completed construction and received final operating permits for Haisley Tribute Center of Port St. Lucie. The Haisley Tribute Center in

Port St. Lucie features a pre-planning center, chapel and large visitation room all designed with a family at home atmosphere. “One of the most striking things you will notice when you walk into the Haisley Tribute Center in Port St. Lucie is how much it feels like you are visiting someone’s home. It’s not institutional and is instead very comforting,” said Rick Haisley, funeral director/owner, Haisley Funeral and Cremation Services.

“Residents of Port St. Lucie and surrounding areas have long sought a locally and family owned business to assist with their final needs and pre-planning. The Haisley Tribute Center in Port St. Lucie fills that need,” added Haisley. Haisley says the new center will set new standards for compassionate, caring, end of life planning and provide a special atmosphere for paying final tributes to a loved one.

“As a family-owned and operated funeral and cremation service, we know the Port St. Lucie community and realize there is a significant need for pre-planning and professional services. Our goal is to fill that need the same way we have been doing for many decades and will be doing for many, many years to come based on the trust families place on our family to care for their loved one’s

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The Dyer Gather toGether Difference Award at our place, tz Chevrolet dealership in Fort Pierce, which the family hopes to have up and running in time to make a February award to a St. Lucie County-based recipient. The most recent recipient of the Vero Beach-based Dyer Chevrolet and Dyer Mazda Subaru is the 67th recipient of the Dyer Difference Award: SunUp Arc’s fundraiser Casino Manifique to be held Jan. 24 at the Elks Club in Vero Beach.

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VERO BEACH — Every month since establishing Chevy in Vero in June 2008, the Dyer family gives out the Dyer Difference Award to a deserving nonprofit organization in the Vero Beach area. The award comes with a $3,000 donation to help further the cause. The tradition will now continue in St. Lucie County with the Dyer family purchase of the Bill Shul-

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FORT PIERCE — The St. Lucie County Regional History Center will open its special exhibition “St. Lucie Families — Crafters of Local History” on Saturday, Jan. 18. Admission is free on this exhibit opening day and the Center will be open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The exhibit runs through June 2014, and showcases an impressive photographic record of local family histories that collectively illustrates the story of pioneers along the Indian River and how they established our Treasure Coast towns. Video interviews of descendants of more than 50 early Treasure Coast families add

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She herself grew up in Fort Pierce and learned her own love of history and genealogy from her mother, Julia Wilson, a charter member of the Treasure Coast Genealogical Society. The Society, various members of local families, volunteers such as Wilson, The Florida Humanities Council, the St. Lucie Historical Society, the St. Lucie County Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department, and the St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners have all collaborated to provide the exhibit. Volunteers from the Treasure Coast Genealogical Society, who created the genealogy charts, will be available on the exhibit opening day to review records; and Historical Society volunteers will introduce attendees to the exhibit and answer questions.   The depth and reach of “St. Lucie Families — Crafters of Local History” and the colorful details of various  characters of the community’s past trigger memories for long-time residents while delighting and enlightening tourists and recent transplants. For further details or inquiries about adding your family photographs to the exhibit, please contact oral history project manager and exhibit curator Jean Ellen Wilson at (772) 979-0495 or email

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Photo courtesy of Pear Husband-and-wife musicians Denis and Lynae Dufresne, both former members of Barrage, have formed the country music duo Pear. They will perform at St. Bernadette Church Jan. 31 as part of the church’s concert series.

PORT ST. LUCIE — For those who think country music is the province of America, think again. Lynae and Denis Dufresne, a husband-and-wife duo from Alberta, were named 2012 Group of the Year by the Association of Country Music in Alberta. The hit song, “This Ain’t a Love Song,” won the international Songwriting Competition for country music. They have opened for Alanis Morrisette, Alan Jackson, Tim McGraw and Tammy Wynette. Pear, whose name is a playon-words of their marital status, performs for the first time at the St. Bernadette Concert series in St. Lucie West on Jan. 31. Lynae and Denis Dufresne spoke from their home in Calgary about their music. Lynae grew up in northern Idaho. Her violin teacher knew someone from the well-known fiddle show, Barrage, and asked the teacher if she had any promising students. “She said I was going to university and was not available for auditions,” Lynae said. “I went (to the audition) and decided I wanted to play music for the

rest of my life. I might as well go on the road and get paid to do it.” Two weeks after her mother left her in Candid to join the group, she met Denis. They shared a music stand. They toured with Barrage from five years and performed around the world. Denis, who hails from Medicine Hat, Alberta, began studying classical violin when he was 4. “I didn’t know fiddling existed until I got to Barrage,” he said. “I got into it because of my jazz training.” The couple, by then married, left Barrage in 2003 and toured separately. Then they had a son, Jochanan, and things changed. “We were going to get off the road,” Denis said. “I started teaching in Calgary. Within three months, we were getting calls from high-profile musicians and actors to perform with them.” At that time, Lynae was performing with one act and Denis with another. To keep the family together, they began performing as a duo. “It was just for fun, initially, Denis said. “We’d go to a Celtic pub and play music. When Lynae started singing, I noticed

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PEAR from page B4 Lynae said. “Pear was perfect. It’s a perfect play on words for the two of us and it’s a (recognizable) symbol.” The group’s debut album, “Sweet N Gritty” was released in 2012. It was produced in Nashville and featured collaborations in both performing and songwriting with some of their musical heroes, including acoustic guitarist Brian Sutton. “We only released it in Canada,” Denis said. “We needed to establish ourselves as artists, not studio players or side men. The reaction was amazing. We were not expecting American audiences to find it, but from our playing with Barrage, we had loyal fans who spread the word.” They also had good friends, including Jessica Andreozzi of Port St. Lucie, who has known them for about 15 years. She brought them to the attention of her mother, Paula, who works on the St. Bernadette concert series with director Tom Bold. “They are long-time friends of mine, back from when they were with Barrage,” Jessica Andreozzi said. “They are ridiculously talented and are truly wonderful people, kind, loving, charming

and adorable, as well.” For their part, the Dufresnes are happy to be coming to Florida. “We’re thrilled to be coming,” Lynae said. “It was a great call to receive from Jessica.” Right now, the duo is the recording studio, working on their second album. They did a cross-Canada tour before Christmas and performed some of the songs from it. St. Lucie audiences will have the same opportunity to hear them. They will also sing some classic country with their own twist. “We call it ‘Pearifying,’” Lynae said. “It’s really fun to creatively make something old new again. We have a Chinese love song. We’ve kept it traditional but added an old country song done by Dolly Parton. It’s really cool and different to fuse different types of music together.” The duo Pear appears at St. Bernadette Church, 350 N.W. California Blvd., St. Lucie West, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20. Call (772) 224-7089 or visit the website, www.BoldTunes. com For more information about the duo, visit the website, www.pearband.com.

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and staff. The high school kids are in the leads and the others have supporting roles. Melissa Lowry played ‘Auntie Mame,’ back in the 1990s. It’s really fun to have a lot of the old-timers back.” The music will be provided by a live orchestra conducted by William Cromer, band director at Allapattah Flats and also a former Madden student. His brother, Christopher, another former student and theater director at Manatee K-8 School, will appear in the show. “It’s one of our biggest shows ever,” Madden said. “I wondered why it wasn’t done often anymore. It’s the cost. The budget is through the roof. It covers 20 years, so there are a multitude of costumes that are rented. All of Madden’s shows are self-supporting. “What we make goes into the next show,” he said. “We draw more to our plays than any other activity on campus. Last year, between the summer and winter musicals, we drew over 10,000. If people didn’t come out, we couldn’t do what we do, I never take it for granted that people will show up.” Madden scarcely has time to turn around and casting begins for the St. Lucie County School Board Summer Musical. This year, it will be Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.” Casting will begin in March. The Port St. Lucie High School Drama Department, 1201 S.E. Jaguar Lane, presents “Mame” Jan. 30-Feb. 9 for 10 shows. Tickets are $15. For ticket locations and more information, call (772) 337-6768. For information about tryouts for “Cinderella,” open to high school students from the entire county, call (772) 337-6768.


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Taste of Little Italy in Tradition Square. 3-10 p.m. Come and enjoy all the food, music, fun and activities that await you, your family and friends during this 7th annual event. Event runs through Jan. 26 and includes wine seminars, children’s area, festival rides and bocce. Admission is $5. Children 12 and under are free. Free parking. For additional information, visit www.tasteoflitt​ leitaly.net Tai Chi for Health Classes at the Oxbow Eco-Center. 9:15 a.m.10:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Tai Chi instructors Hilde and Hector Ruiz-Puyana will lead

classes in Tai Chi for Health, designed for everyone including those who suffer from arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis and balance issues. Appropriate for ages 16 and up. $10 per class or $32 for four classes. RSVP a must. 5400 N.E. St. James Drive, Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 785-5833. Pizza Jam at Minsky Gym. 6-9 p.m. Ages 6 to 12. Participants will play basketball games, have contests and eat pizza. Parents are required to register their children the evening of the event at the door. This is a lock-in program. Doors will be locked at 6:30 p.m. Children will not be allowed to leave until a parent picks them up at 9 p.m. Parents must bring identification when picking up their child. Cost is $7.90 per child. 750 S.W. Darwin Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 344-4142.

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FORT PIERCE — Folks were dancing in the streets at the Rose Parade this New Year’s

Day. KC & the Sunshine Band was performing from atop a float and the crowd below was joining in. Harry Wayne Casey, the KC of the group, said it was an amazing adventure. “Oh, my gosh, it was such an experience,” he said. “The

television doesn’t do justice to the floats. The detail is unbelievable. There was a lot of energy and dancing everywhere.” The group brings its dancing beat to the Sunrise Theatre Jan. 25. KC, as he is known, spoke by phone about the upcoming

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“We have a cast of 15 on stage,” he said. “We do our oldies and cover other artists of the period. I have a new album, ‘Songs of the Sixties,’ and we’re doing songs like ‘Stand by Me’ and ‘Bring it on Home to Me’ by Sam Cooke. It should be released in March. I’m signing with Sony to distribute it.” KC is a Florida native who was working part-time in a record store in Miami when he started the group. In a 2008 interview, he said that he always knew he was going to be a performer. “I knew all my life that I’d be a success with music,” he said “We were in a gospel church and I grew up around it. I never had any doubt in my mind. “From elementary school, whenever they asked what I wanted to be, I always said, ‘An entertainer.’ I could see the teacher thinking, ‘The class clown has arrived.’ I just didn’t know how I was going to do it in south Florida. I thought you had to go to New York or LA and I didn’t think I’d be discovered.” A songwriting project for George McRae led to “Rock Your Baby,” but it was “Get Down Tonight” that put the new band

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on the map.” KC has long tried to clarify the meaning of another hit song, (“Shake, Shake, Shake,) Shake Your Booty.” It’s gotten a lot of dancers moving and most of them figure they know what the song is about. The artist said that there is more to it than that. “It means have confidence in yourself and believe in yourself,” he said. “You can complain all day long and do nothing and get nothing or you can get up and do something about it. “For me, it was about more than just shaking. People are waiting for the next person to give them approval. Just get up and dance or whatever. Do it.” KC said that he is looking forward to the new year. “We’re doing a record with (Latin star) Jencarlos and (rapper) Pitbull,” he said. “It’s looking like it could be a good year for me. I’m excited.”

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Tradition Green Market at The Landing at Tradition. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Shop local vendors for fresh produce, arts & crafts and more. Event is subject to change without notice. For more information or to become a vendor, contact Tara Farrell at tarafarrell@cle​ archannel.com or call (772) 3591462.

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Square Dancing at Walton Community Center. 6-10 p.m. 11090 Ridge Ave., Port St. Lucie. For more information, contact Michael Doughty at (772) 631-2184. Port St. Lucie Green Market at the Civic Center 8:30 a.m.1 p.m. Rain or shine. Shop for locally grown fruits and vegetables, fresh baked goods, arts and crafts, unique gift ideas and more. Admission and parking are always free. 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place, Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 807-4499.

Sunday, Jan. 26

Taste of Little Italy in Tradition Square. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Come and enjoy all the food, music, fun and activities that await you, your family and friends during this 7th annual event. Event includes wine seminars, children’s area, festival rides and bocce. Admission is $5. Children 12 and under are free. Free parking. For additional information, visit www.

TC RC Scale Boats at Tradition on the east side of the lake. 8 a.m.-11 a.m. Treasure Coast RC Scale Boat Club meets every Sunday morning. For more information, visit tcrcboaters.org

Monday, Jan. 27

Latin Dance Night with live music by St. Lucie Tropical Jazz Band at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center. Every Monday night from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Will resume on Monday, Aug. 12. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free dance lesson at 6:30 p.m. St. Lucie Tropical Jazz Band plays at 7:15 p.m. Special pricing includes $5 per couple in advance and $8 per couple at the door. 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place, Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 807-4488.

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Canoe and kayak rentals at Savannas Park and Campground. $5 per hour, $15 for four hours and $20 for eight hours. 1400 Midway Road, Fort Pierce. For more information, call (772) 4847855. St. Lucie River Princess Eco-Historic Boat Tours 1:30 p.m.-3:10 p.m. Rivergate, 2200 S.E. Veterans Memorial Parkway, Port St. Lucie $14-$20. For reservations, call (772) 342-2450 or visit stlucierivercruise.com

Wednesday, Jan. 29

Feeding Frenzy Tours at the St. Lucie County Aquarium featuring the Smithsonian. 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Join the underwater residents enjoy their morning meal. A volunteer or staff member will provide information on the exhibit’s daily menu, as well as share stories and provide insight on what makes the constantly changing ecosystems so unique. Free with paid admission. 420 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce. For more information, call (772) 461FISH. PSL Botanical Gardens Jazz & Blues Night 6:30-9:30 p.m.

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Green and Healthy Homes lecture at the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens. 7 p.m. This free seasonal lecture series is open to the public. Green and Healthy Homes will be given by Diana Schultz. Admission and parking are free. A $1 donation will help the Gardens grow. 2410 S.E. Westmoreland Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 337-1959.

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PSL Concert Band Movies and More Concert at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Event starts at 7 p.m. in the Emerald Ballroom. Cash bar and snacks available for sale. Tickets are required and are available for $6 in advance or $7 at the door. Advance sale tickets can be purchased at the civic center recreation desk or by credit card over the phone. 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place, Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 807-4499.

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Photo courtesy of J. Scott Kelly Marie DeGrosa, Dwight Denny and David L. Smythe, enjoying the StarStruck ‘9 to 5 The Musical’ event in 2013 that benefitted Hibiscus Children’s Center. Smythe is this year’s presenting sponsor of the StarStruck ‘Cabaret’ event that benefits Hibiscus Children’s Center once again, on March 2. 

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TREASURE COAST — Hibiscus Children’s Center is excited to announce the closing performance of “Cabaret,” presented by David L. Smythe, on Sunday, March 2, to directly support the services it provides to children and families across the Treasure Coast. The evening of excitement will begin at 6:30 p.m. at StarStruck Academy and Theatre, located at 2101 S. Kanner Highway in Stuart. Starring Peter Jones as the emcee, the Tony-Award Winning musical, “Cabaret,” will kick off the evening’s celebration in recognition of the great work of Hibiscus Children’s Center and its mission. All in attendance will be transported to the decadent pre-WWII world of Berlin while experiencing the hauntingly beautiful musical scores composed by John Kander and Reliable transportation

Fred Ebb. At the conclusion of the performance, Peter Jones and the “Cabaret” Kit Kat Klub dancers will lead the way to a strolling dinner and music-filled dance studio featuring the sounds of “DJ Tony Solo” – Fullhouse Entertainment Co. “Cabaret” presenter, David L. Smythe, is a local philanthropist who is well-known for his kindness and support of our community. He shared, “I am so proud of what everyone contributes to the children of Hibiscus … how everyone works together to care for the children. When I give, I just feel so good about doing something for others. I hope that by helping people in need, I can inspire others to give also. If they do, they will have this great feeling too! What I do comes from inside my heart.” Raquel Tilton, Indian River

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County volunteer, shared “As a Hibiscus volunteer for over 20 years. It is exciting to see many individuals and businesses from across the Treasure Coast community working together for one purpose — helping abused children and youth. I am proud to be a committee member for the Cabaret event being held in Stuart and look forward to a terrific evening on March 2 celebrating Hibiscus Children’s Center.” One of the many highlights of the Cabaret event is the philanthropic spirit truly shining throughout the Treasure Coast. Treasure Coast Lexus, in Fort Pierce, is graciously hosting the VIP Soirée to thank the Cabaret sponsors. Committee hosts and

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CALENDAR from page B13 Pre-school stories and reading readiness activities. All library events are open to the public and offered at no charge. Parents and caregivers, please plan to stay with children during the story session. 2410 S.E. Morningside Blvd., Port St. Lucie.

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www.YourVoiceWeekly.com sponsors from across Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River counties have joined forces to create, coordinate and execute an engaging and memorable event that will provide critically important resources to hundreds of abused children and families in crisis. You don’t want to miss this very special evening that will leave you delighted by the highcaliber performance, inspirational collaboration of volunteers and supporters and, most importantly, the significant impact you will have in making life better for the abused, abandoned and neglected children in the care of Hibiscus Children’s Center. Call today for your tickets and more information at (772) 3349311, Ext. 703 or visit us at HibiscusChildrensCenter.org.

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