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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2014 Capt. Don Voss attaches a symbolic skeletal fish to a fence at Phipps Park in Stuart Thursday, Feb. 6, before what was to be a release of water through The Locks connecting Lake Okeechobee and the St. Lucie Estuaries. The release never happened on that day.
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TREASURE COAST — The mere notion that a drop of nutrient laden, polluted water from Lake Okeechobee could be released into the Indian River Lagoon through the Stuart Locks sent river advocates into a tailspin. As Army Corps of Engineers higher ups contemplated releasing water into Treasure Coast waterways last week in anticipa-
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Preventing pillow Practice for case burglaries: A women expands, Torino man’s mission adds services Nicole Rodriguez Staff writer
TORINO — A rash of brazen burglaries using pillowcases as a means to steal high-value items should leave city residents on high alert, one victim cautions. Torino resident, Alex Rojas, who’s lived in the area for eight years, said his family’s lives were
turned upside down on Jan. 17 after the family of four arrived home from vacation to find their home on Gatun Drive ransacked and stripped of expensive electronics and costly sentimental items. “We came back to a home that was invaded. It was an eerie feeling. We’re trying to find some
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TRADITION — Women’s Health Specialists has served the health needs of women on the Treasure Coast for nearly 40 years. The obstetrics and gynecology practice has taken care of women at all stages of their lives, from puberty through menopause. The
practice is growing and serving more patients as it expands. Bill Hughes, the practice administrator, talked about some of the changes taking place this year and into the future. “We’re expanding the practice to help the Treasure Coast,” he said. “We’re adding providers and building a new office in Tra-
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WOMEN from page A1 dition that will open in five or six months.” The practice is independent, and not affiliated with the new Traditional Medical Center, but it has added a St. Lucie West office to support the hospital. It is open five days a week and will remain open until the Tradition office is up and running. “We’ve added new doctors and a new midwife,” Hughes said. “We’ll be adding another physician in the summer. I think it’s great to serve an area that’s a little under-served, including western St. Lucie and Martin counties and Okeechobee County. We’ve always wanted to serve Okeechobee. We have 15-20 percent of the births in the county and they have no obstetrics services. They go to Sebring or Martin North. Tradition, the newest, would also be the closest.” Hughes also noted that the practice is rolling out one of the first 3-D mammography units on the Treasure Coast in the Jensen Beach office. The new technology, known as digital tomosynthesis, has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, but is not yet widely available. The website wwwbreastcancer.org says that the advantages of the 3-D images include less discomfort, less overlapping of breast tissue that could hide a tumor and the ability to record more images from different angles. “It’s a lot more sensitive,” Hughes said. “It will be one of the first in the area and it will soon be the standard of care. It will be in the Jensen Beach office, but when the office in Tradition opens, we will have one there also.” Hughes said that while the practice is expanding, the individual attention each patient receives will not change. “What we’re trying to do is let everyone to know we’re large enough to serve the Treasure Coast but small enough to care for every patient. We’ve been doing it for nearly 50 years.”
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Tell a trusted neighbor to keep a watchful eye over your property during trips out of town, Rojas said. Talk about an escape plan with children, should a forcible entry occur when family members are home, Rojas said. In January, police said they’ve had four home invasions or attempted burglaries in the Torino area, including the Rojas household. Port St. Lucie Police Master Sgt. Frank Sabol estimates the Rojas house on Gatun Drive was burglarized between Jan. 14-17. Pillowcases were missing from the home. An attempted burglary occurred on Gatun Drive on Jan. 14. The bad guys could not gain entry after unsuccessfully trying to break a rear sliding glass door with a brick, Sabol said. A burglary on Lundy Circle occurred on Jan. 16, Sabol said. Thieves made out with jewelry, guns and coins, but did not use the victim’s pillowcases. The alarm was tripped at a home on Chesboro Terrace on Jan. 16, Sabol said. Dresser drawers were left open, but no goods or pillowcases were taken. The city had 16 burglaries from Jan. 9-24, Sabol said. Eight of those had missing pillowcases, but Sabol isn’t sure if they’re all linked. Police are still investigating, he said. Police arrested three pillowcase
burglars on Feb. 3 after they hit two Port St. Lucie homes, one on Floresta Drive, the other on Coastal Terrace. Home surveillance footage and witness statements aided officers in finding the suspects, who were driving a silver Acura, Sabol said. During the Feb. 3 stop, officers recovered stolen goods in pillowcases. Edwin Louissaint, 34 of Miami, Deandre Newsome, 16, of Fort Lauderdale and Ricardo Laguerre, 17, of Oakland were arrested for burglary of an unoccupied dwelling, burglary of an occupied dwelling, grand theft and possession of burglary tools. Sabol’s not so sure that the Torino cases are connected to the arrests, because the jailed men tended to strike the front of homes. The Torino homes were entered from the back. Police are still searching the three men’s South Florida residences to see if stolen items from the Torino burglaries turn up, Sabol said. There have been dozens of pillowcase burglaries and potential copycat cases since last year in St. Lucie and Martin counties. There have been no reported cases in St. Lucie West or Tradition. “This arrest is a huge break in the burglary cases that the Port St. Lucie Police Department has been working over the past year,” Sabol said in a statement. “Police became aware of Louissaint back
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Galya Girdwood, student at the College Preparatory Academy of the Treasure Coast in St. Lucie West watches while Tod Mowery, St. Lucie County Commissioner and Bill Paterson, chairman of the St. Lucie County Republican Party evaluate her entry for the history fair. The school’s top three scoring entries will advance to district competition.
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On BUSINESS Publisher’s note: In this issue, we are pleased to introduce a new column in Your Voice which will focus on business. The column aptly titled “On Business,” will address a variety of business-related topics that I am sure will be
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you will find his articles to be both enjoyable and worthwhile. Steve Erlanger, publisher and president About Integrity How many times has someone said to you, “Let me be perfectly honest with you?” Have you thought about what that means? Does it mean that sometimes, they are not perfectly honest? Are there levels or degrees of honesty in which there may be an occasion when honesty may not be so perfect? For me … honesty is a basic characteristic that one should possess within their value system and I consider it a zero sum game. You get no extra credit or points for being honest. Honesty means to tell the truth … always ... period. I expect that the people I do business with must be perfectly honest at all times…no exception. Actually, honesty is a fairly simple characteristic to obtain and to identify. The words follow the deed. Sooner or later it is a fairly simple matter to learn the truth and to identify dishonesty. On the other hand, integrity is a much more worthy characteristic. Think of it as a promise. The deed follows the word. If you are to be successful in business, then you not only need to be honest, you must have integrity. People know what to expect from
Peter Perry you. Once you make a commitment to a person or task, you must honor it. I try to live by that down to the smallest detail. Not only in business, but in all my personal actions as well. Actually integrity is not so difficult after all … For example it may be as simple as: returning phone calls, answering emails and letters, showing up for an appointment on time, meeting deadlines and to work at doing things right the first time. I look at it this way: what you say you are going to do. For me there is no greater compliment than for people to say, “I can always count on Peter Perry.” It is a matter of living up to my word, time after time. And since the people I work with can
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I think you will find that as you continue to strive for the highest possible level of integrity within your own value system, those with integrity will seek you out and want to do business with you.
PERRY from page A6 count on me, I feel that I have every right to expect as much from them. You can always do good deals with people who have integrity, but you can never do a good deal with people who do not. They may be perfectly honest, but it does not necessarily mean that they have integrity to follow through with their promises. In my prior business career as the CEO of a small software company, I tried to establish myself as dependable, especially where my customers were concerned. I did that by never making a promise I could not keep. There were often rough times when, in order to make a sale, I had to guarantee a completion date. To guarantee a completion date that was acceptable to the customer was not always possible, and often the sale hinged on that issue. It may have been tempting to guarantee a date that would satisfy the customer, figuring you could dance around the problem or make excuses when the date could not be met. But I never danced. It was more difficult to sell the customer by telling him the truth and not misleading him. I was more determined to establish the fact
that my word was my bond. It may sound a little corny, but I could never do business any other way. I was the front man for my company. What the customer thought about me, he would think about my company and all the people who worked for me and with me. It was not just my integrity that was at stake, it was the integrity of all of my colleagues as well. So next time someone tells you he will be perfectly honest, dig a little deeper and try to determine if he or she has integrity. Will they do what they say they will do? Better yet, I think you will find that as you continue to strive for the highest possible level of integrity within your own value system, those with integrity will seek you out and want to do business with you. You will reap greater rewards and discover that both your business and personal relationships will become much more fulfilling. Peter Perry is a commercial real
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Woman held up at SLW Walmart Nicole Rodriguez Staff writer
ST. LUCIE WEST — Port St. Lucie Police need the public’s help identifying a bold criminal who robbed a woman at gunpoint in St. Lucie West last week. The 67-year-old victim was robbed while sitting in her car in the parking lot of Walmart, located at 1675 N.W. St. Lucie West Blvd. on Feb. 7. Police responded at 5:40 p.m., according to a press release. “The victim told police that as she was sitting in her car, a white female approached her from the driver’s side window, pulled a black handgun on her, and demanded her purse or she would kill the victim,” Master Sgt. Frank Sabol said in the release. The female suspect is described
as a white female, approximately 25-30 years old, weighing 120130 pounds with light hair in a ponytail. She was wearing a green long-sleeved shirt with a white undershirt and blue jeans, police said. The getaway driver is described as a white male with long brown hair and a patch of hair on his chin. Parking lot surveillance footage shows the suspects pull behind the victim’s car in a black, four door car. Police believe the pair’s car may have had an Illinois license plate with a partial tag of CF253. The car left the Walmart parking lot and headed west on St. Lucie West Boulevard toward I-95, police said. If anyone has any information, they should call the Port St. Lucie Police Department at (772) 8715001 or Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273 TIPS.
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Woman admits to shooting husband during dispute Nicole Rodriguez Staff writer
TORINO — A woman who admitted to fatally shooting her husband during a domestic dispute at their Torino home last week has not been charged with a crime. Valerie Ann Lowe, 54, told police she shot her husband, Laurence Edward Daly, 59, during an argument the night of Feb. 5. Lowe called police after the shooting, Port St. Lucie Police Master Sgt. Frank Sabol said. Police arrived at approximately 10:30 p.m. They found Daly on the floor of the master bedroom with one gunshot wound to the chest, Sabol said. Daly was transported to Lawnwood Trauma Center in Fort Pierce, where he was pronounced dead. Police recovered the .38 Caliber
Smith and Wesson revolver Lowe used to shoot Daly. Lowe was not injured, Sabol said. Sabol said he couldn’t comment on Lowe’s demeanor at the scene. “She did say she shot him during an altercation,” Sabol said. The two married in July 2013, but the union wasn’t all wedded bliss. Port St. Lucie Police responded to two domestic disturbances at the home located on Celburn Drive in September and December. The two had a martial disagreement, but Daly left the home before officers arrived, Sabol said of the first call. In December, Lowe and her adult daughter had a dispute. There were no signs of a physical altercation and no arrests were made, Sabol said. As of press time, the Feb. 5 shooting is still under investigation.
Mitch Kloorfain/chief photographer College Preparatory Academy of the Treasure Coast students Jazz Courtenay, Morgan Patton and Taliah Esson make their presentation about Irena Sendler to a team of judges during the school’s first participation of the History Fair competition. The school’s top three scoring entries will advance to district competition. Sendler was a Polish resistance fighter that helped 2,500 children escape the German occupation during World War II.
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tion of May’s rainy season, dozens of “river warriors” mobilized at the St. Lucie Lock and Dam in Stuart to protest on Feb. 6. Armed with signs and their voices, they chanted “Save our river” in the morning fog. “We need to let people know that we’re still watching. We are keeping track of lake levels. We are keeping track of discharges. We are keeping track of algae. We’re still watching and we’re learning more and more every day and we’re not going to quit until people figure this out, work together and solve this problem,” said Port St. Lucie resident Nyla Pipes. Pipes is also a founding member of One Florida Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated toward creating clean water statewide. Pipes was bracing for the worst, had the flood gates opened. “To be honest, I’m keeping track of my kids, because I want to make sure they’re away from the crowd,” Pipes said. “I don’t expect anything to get violent, but I do expect people to push up against the fences and probably a little bit of a scream of anguish. There’s a lot of frustration.” “This isn’t even anger, it’s more being heartsick,” Pipes said. “It’s right in the pit of your stomach.” The decision making process needs to change and sync, Pipes said. “There seems to be a disconnect between the state, the Army Corps, the DEP, the Fish and Wildlife Commission, the Seminole Tribe and the Miccosukee Tribe,” Pipes said. “Everybody wants things a certain way and it seems like they all conflict. It’s no longer working. Our estuaries can’t handle it and more importantly, our economy in this state cannot handle it.” One Florida cofounder Don Voss agreed early releases could spell disaster for the local economy. “I call it a sucker move, because
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“We need to let people know that we’re still watching. We are keeping track of lake levels. We are keeping track of discharges. We are keeping track of algae. We’re still watching and we’re learning more and more every day and we’re not going to quit until people figure this out, work together and solve this problem,” Nyla Pipes One Florida Foundation founding member
there’s a million people here that weren’t here last summer that now will be aware of this, so that could hurt us,” Voss said. “It depends on how our governments handle it ... (They) just have to be honest.” “This is something we have to live with. We never thought it was going to be over in one year. We were afraid this was going to happen. And we’re going to work to change it. This is only going to dedicate us more to getting that done.” Rio resident Rebecca Fatzinger wants the government to know it is destroying the most biodiverse ecosystem in all of North America. “I’m out here not only as a voice for people who need clean water, but for the wildlife,” Fatzinger said. “So many manatees have died, pelicans, dolphins, fish. And it just needs to stop, because you can’t replace them.” “The river is finally coming back from last year’s discharge. It’s just terrible.”
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MARTIN COUNTY — Saturday, Feb. 15 at 3 p.m., author Elizabeth Coursen will present at Robert Morgade Library, 5851 S.E. Community Drive, Stuart, her newest project “Shade in the Sunshine State: Reflections on Segregation in Florida” in recognition of 2014 being the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act and in partnership with Journey Stories. She will present first-person stories from her new anthology concerning what people observed during the times of segregation in Florida. Shade in the Sunshine State: Reflections on Segregation in Florida is award-winning Sarasota author Elizabeth Coursen’s latest project. “Shade” is an exploration of segregated Florida, its laws and its customs. When you read “Shade,” one of two things will happen: either you’ll identify
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and remember what life was like during segregation, or you’ll be amazed that people actually lived under those circumstances and, in many cases, didn’t even think about questioning or changing the status quo. Published in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, Shade in the Sunshine State: Reflections on Segregation in Florida will make you think, make you shake your head, but ultimately make everyone understand that, as far as we very well have to come to ensure equal rights for all Americans, we have come a long, long, long way in 50 years. For more information about the Martin County Library System pick up a Library Connection at any Martin County library location, call (772) 221-1403, or visit the library website at www. library.martin.fl.us.
What do aging people who want to learn: the future of the Social Security Program; where to volunteer with their extra time; how to save their hearing, all have in common? They will attend the Treasure Coast SeniorFest to be held on Monday, Feb. 17 (Presidents’ Day), between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2655 Immanuel Drive in Palm City. Other topics include how to reduce stress; environmental modification for helping the aged live at home easier; laughter as therapy; C-A-R-E for caregivers; coping with Alzheimer’s and Medicare fraud prevention, will be presented that day. Keynote speaker Bob Baker, executive director of Lutherhaven Ministries, which runs a summer camp for 4,000 children and retreats for renewal and leadership programming for 13,000 adults annually. Music inspiration is by Paul
Todd, a critically acclaimed writer, entertainer, composer, arranger and singer, is most famous for his unique concerts, by playing six keyboards simultaneously, reflected on a large mirror set up behind the keyboards. Paul has been heard in theaters and concert halls worldwide and has composed theme songs for “Make a Wish” for the Toys for Tots Foundation, among others. Sponsors include ALOA– FL Region; FL-GA District, LCMS; FL-Bahamas Synod, ELCA; Thrivent Financial. Cost is $30 per person, which includes lunch. Registration forms are available online at www.aloafloridaseniorfest.com, or through the following churches: Immanuel Lutheran Church, Palm City, Grace Lutheran Church, Port St. Lucie, and St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Port St. Lucie.tp:/ This event is open to all seniors and caregivers — an enlightening, spirit-filled and fun event. For more information, contact Ron Froehlich, rfroeh@bellsouth. net or call him at (772) 283-7351.
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Library hosts free three-part Medicare series FOR YOUR VOICE NEWS & VIEWS
ST. LUCIE COUNTY — The Fort Pierce Branch Library will host three informational SHINE (Serving Healthcare Needs of Elders) Medicare presentations, starting Thursday, Feb. 20. Offered by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and the St. Lucie County Council on Aging, these free workshops provide unbiased information and counseling to Medicare beneficiaries and/or their representatives. Sessions include: • Thursday, Feb. 20 @ 1 p.m. — Medicare 101 • Thursday, Feb. 27 @ 1 p.m. —
Learn the Steps to Protecting Your Assets While Providing for Your Loved Ones Wills, Trust & Nursing Home Asset Protection Workshop At the workshop we will discuss:
Medicare Advantage Plans • Thursday March 6 @ 1 p.m. — Medicare Preventative Services
• Advantages and disadvantages of Wills and Living Trusts • How to protect your estate and maintain your privacy if you become incapacitated • How to create a plan to protect your assets before you need Long Term Care • How to qualify for Medicaid to avoid losing your home and assets to growing nursing home costs, which are over $7,000 per month locally • Why putting property in children’s names may be a mistake
Residents are encouraged to attend and bring their Medicare questions, as each workshop will provide a question-and-answer session. Presentations at the library of any specific idea, strategy, financial plan or investment do not constitute an endorsement. The Fort Pierce Branch of the St. Lucie County Library System is located at 101 Melody Lane. For more information about library programs, visit library.stlucieco. gov or call (772) 462-1615.
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The Korean War Veterans Association Chapter 106 is looking to increase its membership FOR YOUR VOICE NEWS & VIEWS
PORT ST. LUCIE — The current criteria for membership in the Korean War Veterans Association for regular members is any person who has honorable service in any of the Armed Forces of the United States, defined as ARMY, Air Force, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard, is eligible for membership if: A. Service was within Korea including territorial waters and airspace at any time, Sept. 3, 1945 to present, or B. Service was outside of Korea, June 25, 1950 to Jan. 31, 1955. Our current aim to help all veterans who are in need of assistance in all types endeavors. We provide funds for the homeless, for transportation of disabled vets to the VA Clinic, education seminars for our school children, and a prime contributor to the Fisher
House Foundation, a network of comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment. The facility serving the West Palm Beach VA medical center is located at 7305 N. Military Trail, Route 122 in West Palm Beach. We need the help of any concerned citizens with a legitimate interest in the affairs of the Korean War Veterans of America and wishes to support our aims. These persons can be provided an associate membership. Chapter 106 meets on the third Tuesday of each month at the Disabled American Veterans building on 11560 S.W. California Blvd. in Port St Lucie. Come join us at 10:30 a.m. Look forward to meeting your fellow veterans and enjoy lunch on us. For more information, call Harold Trieber (561) 568-9347.
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871-5219. City Council Workshop at the Port St. Lucie Community Center. 9 a.m. 2195 S.E. Airoso Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 871-5219.
Saturday, Feb. 15
Oyster Reef Volunteering at the Pelican Yacht Club. 2-4 p.m. Volunteers have placed recycled oyster shells, collected from area restaurants and raw bars, into more than 500 mesh bags that now need to be strategically placed into permitted areas in the Indian River Lagoon, so that they can help rebuilt oyster reefs. Anyone wishing to help deploy oyster bags should meet at the Fort Pierce Yacht Club, located at 700 N. Indian River Drive in Fort Pierce. Volunteers should wear comfortable clothing and bring sunscreen and water. If you are interested in helping to place oyster shells into mesh bags, please contact Lewis Garrett at (772) 359-7939 or email glewisg42@ gmail.com. Princess and Super Hero Valentine Family Fun Night at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center. 6-8 p.m. Dress up your family in princess and super hero costumes for a night of fun, fantasy and adventure. Activities include music, dancing, crafts, magic show, character appearances and much more. All ages are welcome. Children 2 and under are free. Event is $6 per person if registered on or before Feb. 13. 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place, Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 807-4499. 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.
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Trick shots at PGA Dennis Walters brought his inspirational golf demonstration and a series of trick shots, including this one with a golf club made from a fishing rod, to PGA in St. Lucie West Saturday, Feb. 8 to a large group of golf enthusiasts. Walters who is paralyzed from the waist down, plays in a modified swivel seat golf cart. For more information and videos showing his talent, visit www. denniswalters.com.
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Robert J. Kulas is pleased to announce that Joshua Crawford has joined the firm as an associate attorney. He will practice in the firm’s Elder Law and Medicaid Services practice groups. Crawford earned his Juris Doctorate, graduating in the top 8 percent of his class from the Florida State University College of Law. He is a member of the real estate, probate, and trust section of the Florida Bar. During law school, Crawford spent his summer breaks interning with Kulas learning the details of estate planning and elder law. Additionally, while attending school in Tallahassee, Crawford worked for the Florida Attorney General in the Economic Crimes Division as a law clerk. Academically, Crawford distinguished himself as a member of the Florida State University Law Review and earned numerous Book Awards for scholastic achievement. Crawford believes that “by gaining an understanding of our clients’ lives, loves and their desire to leave a legacy, we help them discover how to effectively plan for control, growth and preservation of their personal and financial assets.
Robert J. Kulas. P.A. is a member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. An elite membership organization, the Academy supports attorneys across the country by Joshua Crawford providing them with the critical continuing legal education they need to properly counsel their clients on all of their estate planning needs. The firm is committed to providing their clients with the highest quality business and estate planning services, including advice on wills, trusts, Medicaid and Medicare planning, tax planning, qualified retirement plan distributions, trust administration, probate, federal, estate and gift tax returns, buy-sell agreements and business purchase or sale transactions. Their first priority is to meet their clients’ needs with the utmost of compassion and professionalism. The firm also has offices in Port St. Lucie and Vero Beach.
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ST. LUCIE COUNTY — The Economic Development Council of Saint Lucie County has announced a major initiative to change the public and business community’s view of the EDC; refocus on new business creation, expansion, and retention opportunities for businesses of all sizes; and embark on a new study to identify existing and new target industries for Saint Lucie County. “We have already jump-started this process with the creation of partnerships with key business and industry leaders in our community,” said Pete Tesch, president, Economic Development Council of St. Lucie County. “The EDC has also engaged a nationally recognized firm to identify our existing and new target industries so we may move swiftly
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Beginning March 4, the Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie County is partnering with WellMed to bring the “Redirecting Children’s Behavior” course to local families. These free classes will be offered every Tuesday morning from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Children’s Services Council offices in St. Lucie West. Grandparents who participate will enjoy highly interactive sessions that educate them about building self-esteem in their grandchildren, disciplining with-
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ally acclaimed site selection and economic development consulting firm of Moran, Stahl & Boyer, will provide a current evaluation of Saint Lucie County’s economic health and identify target industries for jobs. A report from Moran, Stahl & Boyer will be completed within 30 days and will: • Re-evaluate and prioritize target industries. Categorize potential companies identified in research. • Evaluate existing local and regional vendor/supplier clusters • Explore the distribution/logistics industry sectors as a possible target for St. Lucie County. • Create marketing and prospect solicitation initiatives in the following target industry sectors: manufacturing, value added logistics, ag tech and life sciences. “As you can see, we are rapidly making progress in setting the stage for Saint Lucie County’s economic quality of life transformation. Within the next weeks and months there will be new initiatives announced to expand and accelerate job growth and a more positive economic outlook for Saint Lucie County. We look forward to having the entire community including our political and educational partners take part in a new future for Saint Lucie County,” Tesch said. The Economic Development Council of St. Lucie County, Inc. is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit membership organization whose mission is to encourage a competitive environment that nurtures clusters of industries employing state-of-the-art technologies, a skilled workforce, and that stimulates economic growth through expansion of the private sector within St. Lucie County and Florida’s Research Coast. For more information, go to www. YourEDC.com or call (772) 3366250.
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ST. LUCIE COUNTY — Indian River State College Professor Ronald Frazer returns to Morningside Library with his four-part series on Treasure Coast History, beginning Saturday, Feb. 22. At 10:30 a.m. on the fourth Saturday of the month, Frazer will cover a variety of topics that helped shape the Treasure Coast’s history. • Feb. 22 — Florida’s 1926 and
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OKEECHOBEE — Once again, the re-enactment of the Battle of Okeechobee, of the Second Seminole War, will return at the newly created Okeechobee Battlefield Historic State Park in Okeechobee County on Saturday, Feb. 22 and Sunday, Feb. 23. With each annual event, new entertainment and venues are added: This year, Guy LaBree, historical artist, will be attending. The past six annual events drew large crowds. The Okeechobee Battlefield Friends Inc. is coordinating the upcoming event. Gates will be open from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. both days and battle re-enactments will also be held both days; Saturday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 23, at 2 p.m. Admission is $10 per car. Seating is limited; it is recommended to bring your own chair. This historic battle, fought on Christmas Day in 1837, was the largest and fiercest battle of the Second Seminole War. A talented cast of re-enactors will portray fierce Indian warriors such as the great Indian war leaders Abiaca, Coacoochee, Halleck-Tustenuggee and Alligator. Some of these great warriors are portrayed by their descendants. As the drama unfolds, it depicts how the Seminoles, greatly outnumbered, battled the massive militia and U.S. Army troops led by Colonel Zachary Taylor and Colonel Richard Gentry of the Missouri Volunteers. The dramatic battle will be narrated by author and historian John Missall.
Experience Seminole and other artisans, pow wow dancing, military display, period vendors and exhibits, a Seminole jacket raffle, Seminole Indian food, living history, cannon demonstrations, 1800s Irish folk music, alligator demonstrations, children’s horse rides, music, fun, food and more! Come and enjoy a fun-filled family day! The Okeechobee Battlefield received designation by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in the summer of 2000 as one of America’s 11 most endangered historic lands due to encroaching development. Dedicated state, county, city and Tribal Officials, organizations and individuals partnered to preserve the land and after years of hard work and determination, the site was purchased by the state of Florida for a state park in 2006. The park is located at 38th Avenue, on what was once cattle range and is not yet officially open to the public as the grounds are in the planning and development process. Directions to the park are: From the Treasure Coast: Take 70 West to intersection of 70 and 441 in Okeechobee City; turn left onto 441 South and continue through Okeechobee to 441 S.E., turn left onto 441 S.E. and go approximately one mile and look for signage. Address is 3500 Southeast 38th Ave., Okeechobee, Florida 34974. This event is sponsored by many agencies, organizations and individuals. Please call (863) 610-2333 or (863) 763-8667 for further information or visit www.okeechobeebattlefield.com.
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Indian River State College announces writer’s day writing and thinking. Participants may register for a fee of $25 per person (payable to the IRSC Foundation). Participation is limited to the first 55 registrants. This year the focus will be on poetry and flash fiction. Many of the day’s activities prompt participants to produce short works on the spot that will be shared at the end of the day. The program will also include
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thetic appreciation for written expression. The program is supported by the IRSC Foundation through the Gladys Williams Wolf Endowed Teaching Chair in Communications and the Center for Media and Journalism Studies. To register and for further information, contact Dr. Matthew Brooks at firstname.lastname@example.org or (772) 462-7842.
FORT PIERCE — The English, Communication, and Modern Languages Department at Indian River State College will offer a Writer’s Day on March 15 in the Brown Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Y Building, Room Y-102, on the IRSC Main Campus in Fort Pierce. The session will be held from 8 a.m.-to 3 p.m. Lunch will be provided. This program is designed to enhance anyone’s
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Alan Parsons Live Project greatest hits tour back by popular demand ST. LUCIE COUNTY — The Alan Parsons Live Project is bringing their Greatest Hits 2014 Tourz to the Sunrise Theatre by popular demand on Sunday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. Enjoy two full hours of music, including popular hits: “Games People Play,” “Time,” “Eye In the Sky,” “Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You,” and “Don’t Answer Me.” “The sheer energy and talent of this group was amazing … their performance last year was superb, the crowd loved every minute of it,” said executive director John D. Wilkes. “Alan has composed some of the greatest sounds in rock history and he continues to prove he can bring a crowd to their feet time after time, year after year. “The multiple Grammy award-winning Alan Parsons will perform live at only a handful of U.S. venues this year. We are
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ST. LUCIE COUNTY — Children’s Home Society of Florida is pleased to announce it has received a grant from the Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie County. This funding will be used to help promote the Heart Gallery of Okeechobee & the Treasure Coast, which is a recruitment component of the Children’s Home Society of Florida’s Adoption program. The Heart Gallery of Okeechobee and the Treasure Coast is a collaborative effort between many nonprofit organizations dedicated to increasing the number of local adoptive families, as well as to heighten awareness of the many children needing families in our community. The Heart Gallery is a unique and stirring traveling photographic exhibit featuring photos of children who are waiting to be adopted. Throughout the year, the Heart Gallery is on exhibit at various locations in Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, and St. Lucie counties. The children in the Heart Gallery are children who have been removed from their parents due to neglect, abuse and abandonment. They are currently in the care of the Florida foster care system. The children are, in many cases older (8-17 years old), part of a sibling group who wish to be adopted together, from a racially mixed heritage, or be physically, emotionally or mentally challenged. They are all children who want and deserve a home and a loving, supportive family to call their own. Since 2007, the Heart Gallery
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Broadway star comes to Riverside Shelley Koppel Staff writer
VERO BEACH — The classic Broadway musical, “South Pacific,” was ground-breaking. The 1949 musical, based on James Michener’s “Tales of the South Pacific,” tackled the difficult subject of racism at a time when such topics as interracial marriage were barely talked about. The Riverside Theatre has will present the musical Feb. 18-March 9 and they have announced that opera star David Pittsinger, who played the role of Emile de Becque in the Lincoln Center revival of the show, will reprise his role. He spoke recently from his home in Connecticut about a role that has changed his life. Pittsinger succeeded Tony-winner Paolo Szot at Lincoln Center, which was a challenge that he embraced. “I’ve performed the role more than anyone else,” he said. “I have more than 650 performances to my credit on Broadway, the Kennedy Center and in Los Angeles. It’s changed my life and I have an attitude of gratitude. I have a better approach to opera and a more relevant presence than before I stepped onto the Broadway stage. I can’t say enough about the piece. It’s as relevant today.” The role of Emile de Becque has great personal resonance for the singer. “I have yet to find a role that I can be a patriot from the outside in (until) Emile de Becque,” he said. “When I started on Broadway, the director said, ‘You speak French, you have twins and you have a wife of ethnicity. You are Emile de Becque. You don’t have to play him.’” The 6-foot, 4-inch tall Pittsinger has the
imposing presence to match de Becque’s, as well. De Becque was a plantation owner on that island in the South Pacific and Pittsinger identifies with that, too. “I’m a gentleman farmer in Connecticut,” he said. “I feel there is so much reflected in my true-to-life being. The appeal of Emile de Becque is that he is color-blind. He had a checkered past. He went to the South Pacific to escape prosecution for murder in France. “What you find out through the lyrics is his heart. Everything is at stake (with Nellie Forbush.) This may be his last chance at love. There is ‘Some Enchanted Evening,’ but I think so much more is said in ‘This Nearly Was Mine.’” Pittsinger said he understood the dilemma Nelly Forbush, the young Southern nurse from Little Rock, felt about the whirlwind courtship with a much older man, a man with biracial children. “It’s only two weeks and he says, ‘I know you’re the one,’ Pittsinger said. “It was a lot for her to absorb. It was a May-December romance, and she finds him so continental and dashing. He’s a man’s man.” Pittsinger said that he and Emile de Becque have changed together. “I love being a part of it and I loved watching it,” he said. “I watched, thinking about how I might portray it. I came up with something spontaneous, but de Becque changes as I change, both in and out of ‘South Pacific.’ I see it through my eyes today.” Politics and love of country is another passion for David Pittsinger. As a young man,
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MARTIN COUNTY — SafeSpace is pleased to announce this year’s honored attendees at their Every Woman is My Sister event. Columba Bush, Florida’s former first lady and wife of former Governor Jeb Bush, will be an honored guest. Bush has been a champion of domestic violence for many years and is actively involved with the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Tiffany Carr, President/CEO of the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence, will serve as the keynote speaker and tell her own personal survival story. This year’s honorary chair is Martin County Fire Rescue Chief Joseph Ferrara, who has been a strong local advocate for SafeSpace and fighting domestic violence. SafeSpace’s signature fundraising event takes place on March 22 at 5:30 p.m. at Willoughby Golf Club in Stuart and is an event that celebrates survivors of domestic violence who have triumphed in creating safer lives for themselves and their chil-
dren. “Every Woman is My Sister” is hosted annually to benefit SafeSpace, a local nonprofit organization and the only Certified Domestic Violence Center on the Treasure Coast. In addition to providing victims of domestic violence with emergency shelter, SafeSpace offers education and support for families through its various outreach programs and its new Supportive Living Program. In the last fiscal year, SafeSpace served nearly 700 victims and their children and provided more than 11,000 safe nights of service. “Both Columba and Tiffany are two shining examples of champions for the cause, and we’re delighted to have them join us,” said SafeSpace CEO Jill Borowicz. Past keynote speakers have included Denise Brown, sister of the late Nicole Brown Simpson; Victor Rivas Rivers, actor, author and childhood survivor of domestic violence; Dr. Stephanie Haridopolos, survivor of domestic violence and current advocate of
Photo courtesy of The Firefly Group The 2014 Every Woman Is My Sister event committee is led by co-chair, Lorett De-Santis Fribourg, event chair and Martin County Fire Rescue Chief Joesph Ferrara and cochair Sally Batz. protective services for domestic violence victims; and last year’s speaker, John Walsh, human rights activist and former host of America’s Most Wanted.
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FORT PIERCE — A rare spectacle is about to happen and you won’t want to miss it. Whips will be cracking and horses will be prancing as the Florida Cracker Trail Riders, nearly 170 strong not including horses, mules and wagons, will parade on horseback through downtown Fort Pierce on Saturday, Feb. 22 at approximately 10:30 a.m. The parade celebrates the end of the 27th Annual, 110-mile trail ride commemorating Florida’s settlers and their rugged cattle raising heritage. The parade begins on the corner of North Indian River Drive and Seaway Drive and travels south to the Orange Avenue, heads east and meanders through the Farmer’s Market, turns west on Avenue A and finally commences at Cobb’s Landing by the traffic roundabout on North Indian River Drive. Excellent parade viewing opportunities abound all along North Indian River Drive. This year’s parade is dedicated to Gregory Fredrick, a longtime Fort Pierce resident, who made the cross-state ride with his daughter, Corinne, and wife, Kathleen, 10 times before he died unexpectedly on Jan. 3. An active community volunteer, and an ambassador for the Florida Cracker Trail Association, Gregory loved making the crossstate ride and the opportunity it provided to share his passion for Florida’s unique heritage and the need to preserve it for future generations. Previous parade goers may remember Greg Fredrick as the big tall guy riding the little Florida Cracker mare with the orange and blue “Gator” wraps on her legs. Jetta won’t be making the cross-state ride this year, but she will be in the parade, albeit riderless, in remembrance of the kind man who cared for her so lovingly. Following the Cracker Trail Riders parade, the public is invited to join the riders along the waterfront to learn more about Florida history and this historic
event. The trail riders are eager to share their stories of the trail ride with parade-goers. It is a rare and exciting opportunity to learn about local history, meet true Florida cowboys and have a heck of a good time. Whip-popping demonstrations will be held and there will be plenty of photo opportunities for children and a few hearty intrepid adults to get their picture taken aboard a horse or mule. Of course, carrots and apple slices are always appreciated. Cobb’s Landing will even have the Flatwoods Blue Bluegrass Band playing as a special addition to the celebration. The Florida Cracker Trail Ride is a re-enactment of the cattle drives so lovingly described in Patrick Smith’s must-read-novel “A Land Remembered” which tells the tale of the settling of Florida’s east coast between 1850s and 1960s. Patrick Smith died Jan. 26 at the age of 86. First Published in 1984, “A Land Remembered”, whose plot line centers on Fort Pierce and its surrounding counties, chronicles three generations of the MacIveys, a fictional Florida family that battles wilderness hardships to rise from a dirt-poor Cracker lifestyle in the 1850s to become real estate tycoons in the late 1960s. Prior to the Civil War, a rugged brand of individuals settled along Florida’s east coast and central flatlands. They scratched out a living raising cattle, pigs, vegetables and fishing. These early settlers became known as Florida Crackers; a reference to the cracking sound made by the braided, leather whips they used to drive their cattle rather than a food preference or a particular philosophy. The leather-tough pioneers, known as Cracker Cowmen, from up and down the east coast and throughout central Florida, gathered with their scrub cattle each year; congregating west of Fort Pierce to drive their giant herd across the State to Punta Rosa, near today’s Sanibel. The
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pool. She now plays three times a week with the ladies. Of course she is the oldest pool player in Kings Isle. Genny also does a rather strenuous 45-minutes walking/aerobics class three mornings a week. Of course she is the oldest person in the classes. Genny attends a monthly Prayer/Bible Study group at St. Bernadette Church. Of course she is the oldest person in the class. Genny belongs to the Kings Isle Funseekers Club; the Kings Isle. Italian-American Club; and the Kings Isle Solo Club. Of course she is the oldest person in each club. Genny is a dear sweet lady; kind hearted to all; loved by many. When God finally calls her, she will leave behind three children, 13 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren ... and legions of friends who love her as their own mother.
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SISTER from page B5 are hard at work to make this year’s “Every Woman is My Sister” event a huge success. This evening to remember will include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, food stations, and dessert. Tickets are $150 per person. For more information or to register for the “Every Woman is My Sister” event call (772) 223-2399 or visit safespacefl.org or facebook.com/ safespacefl. Sponsors and partners for the event include: Treasure and Space Coast Radio; Dick and Molly Hoffman; Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers; Silvia and Leo Cancio; Southeastern Printing; Diane and Tom Mahan; MicroTech Systems; Sally Batz and Henley Sandidge; and Lorett and Gerry Fribourg. SafeSpace is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that operates programs in Martin, St. Lucie, and Indian River counties where families can escape to a safe environment. SafeSpace offers victims of domestic violence safety, support, and education, empowering them to create an independent life free from violence. Emergency Shelter, Supportive Living Programs and Outreach Services are provided for these survivors and their children
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RIVERSIDE from page B1 he served as an intern to Senator Lowell Weicker, a Republican from Connecticut. He even considered a career in public service before his love for music took precedence. Recently, he had the opportunity to perform at a musicale in front of the justices of the Supreme Court. “The musicales are a project of Justices Ginsburg and Scalia,” he said. “They both have a love of opera. I met Ginsburg when I performed ‘South Pacific’ at the Kennedy Center. She approached me and asked me to be a part of a musicale, where American artists perform in chambers with a small, invited audience. It was the experience of a lifetime. It was one of the great honors, as an artist, with my interest in politics, the Constitution and the Supreme Court.” Last summer, Pittsinger portrayed King Arthur in ‘Camelot’ at the Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, New York. It was
another role he relished. “I really enjoyed doing it,” he said. “(Both South Pacific) and Camelot are great iconic musical theater pieces. They require legitimate chops in singing and acting. Operas are forms of musical theater, music meant to be performed on the stage. They’re America’s own form of opera. Americans have cornered the market. It requires a lot of the orchestra and the performers. It’s a demanding puzzle, but when the pieces fit, it’s theater magic.” The Riverside Theatre, 3250 Riverside Drive, Vero Beach, presents “South Pacific,” starring David Pittsinger, Feb. 18-March 9 on the Stark Stage. Performances are Feb. 18, 21-22, and 28, March 1, 7-8 at 8 p.m.; Feb. 19, 22-23, 26-27, March 1-2, 5, 8-9 at 2 p.m. and Feb 19-20, 26-27 and March 4-6 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45-$70. Call the box office at (772) 231-6990 or order online at www.riversidetheatre.com.
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BRAND NEW 2014 CHEVY
MALIBU Lease For
PER MO. 39 MOS.
DYER GIVES YOU MORE!
STK#3T438A, LUXURY, REFINED NICE VEHICLE
36 MPG HWY
2004 CHEVY MALIBU
STK#13530A, LOTS OF LIFE, INEXPENSIVE TO OWN
PER MO. 39 MOS.
2001 CHEVY IMPALA STK#13386B, ROOMY, FUN, 1 BAD DOOR HANDLE
1998 CHEVY CAVALIER
STK#14106A, 58K MILES, GAS MISER, NICE CAR
PER MO. 39 MOS.
IMPALA Lease For
35 MPG HWY
ALL REMAINING NEW 2013’S
PER MO. 39 MOS.
STK#3P120, 40+ MPG, QUIET, PRICED RIGHT
FORMERLY BILL SHULTZ CHEVROLET
4200 U.S. 1, FORT PIERCE
772-461-4800 SHOP ONLINE 24/7
DyerAuto.com ALL PRICES PLUS TAX, TAG AND $599 DEALER FEE. ALL REBATES TO DEALER. 0% FINANCING IN LIEU OF REBATES W.A.C. * LEASE PAYMENTS BASED ON 39 MONTHS WITH 12K MILES PER YEAR, $2,150 CASH OR TRADE EQUITY DOWN PLUS, TAX, TITLE AND FEES WITH APPROVED CREDIT, SEE DEALER FOR COMPLETE LEASE DETAILS. LIMITED TIME OFFERS ONLY.
STK#3P130, ROOMY, BUDGET MINDED, FAMILY FUN
12,991 $ 18,991 2013 CHEVY
STK#3P132, LOADED, SPORT & LUXURY, WARRANTY
STK#3C443A, LOW MILES, SPORTY, PEACE OF MIND
18,991 $ 19,491 SE HABLA ESPAÑOL ASK FOR GEORGE PAPPALARDO
BRAND NEW 2014 CHEVY
32 EQUINOX Lease For
BRAND NEW 2014 CHEVY
B20 • FEBRUARY 14, 2014 • ST. LUCIE WEST/TRADITION • YOUR VOICE NEWS & VIEWS
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WE WILL SOON BE BUILDING A STATE OF THE ART FACILITY, WATCH US GROW!
PRESIDENT’S DAY BONUS CASH! UP TO GOOD ALL 500 or FEBRUARY 0% 60
WE ARE PROFESSIONAL GRADE
See dealer for details
A NEW LEASE ON LUXURY
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Service Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30am-6pm • Saturday 7:30am-2pm • Sunday Closed * UP TO A MAXIMUM OF 3 DAYS
All prices plus tax, tag & dealer fee. Offers cannot be combined. All Offers with approved credit to qualified buyers. All vehicles subject to prior sale. See dealer for details. Not responsible for typographical errors or omissions. Vehicle art for illustration purposes only. All offers expire 1/2/14
Published on Feb 12, 2014
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