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PORT ST. LUCIE — Suspended City Councilman Ron Bowen accepted a plea deal earlier this week that will allow him to return to the dais once the governor gives the green light. Bowen appeared before Martin County Judge Curtis L. Disque on April 8, where he changed his plea from “not guilty” to “no contest.” Bowen also read a statement to the court. “I acknowledge that my communication with the city attorney Roger Orr could have been construed Ron Bowen by others to violate Sunshine Laws,” Bowen said. “I accept full responsibility for my miscommunications, although I never intentionally violated the law.” “I had the advice of counsel, Mr. Roger Orr, and believed that my communication with Mr. Roger Orr was lawful.”

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ST. LUCIE WEST — Discount grocery giant ALDI could be coming to St. Lucie West, but company execs are keeping mum on the details. Last month, the Port St. Lucie City Council unanimously ap-

proved a major site plan for the supermarket at its March 10 meeting. On Feb. 4, the city’s Planning and Zoning Board unanimously recommended approval of the site plan. City documents show plans for a 16,393-square-foot retail building on property located at the southeast corner of St. Lucie West Boulevard and Cashmere Boulevard.

The 1.77-acre piece of land is currently owned by Harbor Community Bank, documents show. The vacant parcel is located within the Home Depot shopping center. In response to Your Voice News & Views requests for an interview, ALDI representatives didn’t reveal many details about the potential project. “As of right now, I can only state

that we are pursuing a site in Port St. Lucie, but until we close on a property I can’t give any specifics to when our construction or hiring will start or when we plan to open,” a company representative said in an emailed statement. A city staff review of the project indicates the project will generate 2,096 daily vehicle trips. The site

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PORT ST. LUCIE — Christine Epps has been executive director of the Roundtable of St. Lucie County since 2001. She was the first director of the nonprofit organization, founded in 1995 by the chief executive officers from the Fort Pierce Police Department, Department of Juvenile Justice, Department of Children and Families, the Children’s Services Council and the city of Port St. Lucie. The mission was to develop a comprehensive plan to better the lives of the children of the entire county. Epps recently announced her resignation as she is moving out of the area. She took time to reflect on a job that was a perfect fit for her desire to help children. Epps was raised in the Midwest and moved to the area 22 years ago, after she completed college. Her fields were psychology, human relations and public administration. “My passion for helping children came from challenges and difficulties in my upbringing,” she said. “As I became an adult, I wanted to reach out and help kids.” Epps took her passion and turned it into concrete programs at the Roundtable. “There were professionals in mental health, criminal justice and education, each working in their arenas. The system wasn’t working well for children. I wanted to be directly involved and to influence policy so more children could be helped.” In 2001, the Roundtable had just finished a comprehensive, 14-year strategy to address ju-

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TREASURE COAST — Of the 432 child deaths reported to Florida’s abuse hotline in 2012, 122 were caused by abuse and neglect, often at the hands of their parents. During the month of April, which is Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month, the state’s

largest organization dedicated to helping children and families hopes to spread the word about its services with the hope of reducing the senseless statistics. “The month highlights, unfortunately, the reality of what is going on in the community, as far as kids being abused and neglected and again, unfortunately, to the extreme that kids are dying,” said Matthew Anderson, program director of Children’s Home Society of Florida on the Treasure Coast.

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According to an annual report published in December 2013 by the Child Abuse Death Review Committee, the number of child deaths verified due to abuse or neglect was 122. The number of verified child abuse deaths provided to the committee for review was 118. The report, which was submitted to Gov. Rick Scott, along with the State Senate president and the speaker of the Florida House, aims to eliminate preventable child abuse and neglect deaths, according to its content. The report was compiled from information from the Florida Abuse Hotline within the Department of Children and Family Services. In Florida, the estimated population of children ages 0-17 was 4,024,968 in calendar year 2012. Of those, 868,895 were under the age of 1 year and another 1,077,930 were under the age of 5, the report states. In 2012, 178,451 abuse reports were called into the abuse hotline. Seventy-one child deaths were caused by neglect and 47 were attributed to abuse. The majority of children who suffered maltreatment-related deaths in 2012 were less than three years of age, the report states. Twenty-two child deaths in 2012 were in St. Lucie County, seven in Indian River, two in Okeechobee and no data was listed for Martin County. Increased awareness equals a decrease in deaths. “Abuse prevention (month) really strives to highlight programs, services and resources in the community that families and children can access to prevent that from escalating,” Anderson added. It’s also through education that the cycle of abuse can cease, Anderson said. CHS offers free programs that teach childcare techniques and how to make better life choices.

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One of CHS’s largest programs that touches the most children is the school-based program, “Teen Life Choices.” The program is offered to middle and high school kids and reaches 5,000 to 6,000 annually, Anderson said. “It teaches them about pregnancy prevention, bullying, self-esteem and basic life skills,” Anderson said. The classes also provide students who feel endangered with information on who to call and where they could go. The Safe Place program is another life-saver, Anderson said. Big yellow signs at local fire stations and Walgreens stores are designated safe places where children can take refuge. “If you don’t feel safe at home, go to one of these sites we set up and we monitor. If a kid comes to a Safe Place, the staff calls our 24-hour hotline and we send a counselor out to meet with that child, bring them back to our shelter and make sure they’re not going back to an unsafe situation,” Anderson said. “We’ll work with the families to resolve whatever situation is going on there that is contributing to that child’s fear.” CHS’s shelter is located in St. Lucie County and serves the Treasure Coast. Close to 250 children last year used beds at the safe haven. The shelter serves an additional 150 to 200 kids in the four counties. And the number rises each year, Anderson said. Economics could be a factor, Anderson said. “When the economy really started to go south, we had a lot of families in a lot of dysfunctional situations that needed help,” he said. “We had kids living in their car, living out in the woods, things like that. People losing their jobs, their houses.” CHS offers family and individ-

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  Army Korean war veteran Steve Carroll proudly held high the large American flag and led residents of St. Lucie West in the Pledge of Allegiance as they gathered to hear Port St. Lucie Mayor JoAnn Faiella discuss her vision for the city. St. Lucie West Taxpayers meet each third Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Sam Snead venue in the PGA Garden Hilton.   The Mayor then began to speak heart to heart to St. Lucie West Taxpayers wanting to see for themselves just who this brave but often misunderstood woman at the helm of the local political scene really is. Just as she voted alone against the unpopular siting of a drug rehab center in the middle of Torino neighborhoods, the Mayor continues firm in her quest to change out the old boy network of same old, same old policies and decisions controlling what happens with our tax money.  “It’s about change; they don’t want to change things,” she said in a one on one with this observer who at times has aimed some rather pointed barbs in her direction. Mayor Faiella’s first term got off to a rocky start with email controversies, lawsuits, hassles and just plain “We’ve always done it this way,” obstructions to her mantra to listen to what the people want.  And her political currency went way up that recent night on the city council dais when she alone

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ests?” asks Mayor Faiella. St. Lucie West’s own elected representative, Michelle Berger, along with Vice Mayor Linda Bartz, up for re election, and newly seated Jolien Caraballo re-voted to allow the siting of the drug rehab center, while Mayor Faiella voted against it for the second time! The first vote was a unanimous NO vote from the PSL council. Fears of legal maneuverings, political gamesmanship, and what may or may not be personal lawsuits surfaced around the three “yes” voting PSL council members.  Mayor Faiella showed courage when she voted as the people wanted.  Torino residents want the public to know they are not against recovering drug addicts getting the help they need to recover lives lost to substance abuse. What is very upsetting is the lack of attention “yes” voting council members gave to concerns of density conditions, crowding of two lane roads near the proposed New Life 4 acre location directly across from city owned property and right next to the bus stop of their little children.   Other real issues center on effects on property values in regard to moving institutional zoning into private, family neighborhoods, along with issues of Condition of Sale and Clear Title concerns for a parcel zoned “for church use only” when PSL was platted by the General Develop-

ment Corporation.    The Mayor sees her main conflict as being with an old guard headed by a former city manager who denies being part of the old guard. Control of lucrative PSL political power, perks and privilege appear to pit an opposing faction that now is in serious conflict with the Mayor’s new reform order that realizes this city must change course to serve its boss, the body politic.  Toss into this mix an at times obdurate staff, unyielding six public sector unions and a new city manager that even takes Mayor Faiella’s rightful place at the head of the table in council workshops, and the political theatre continues because of low voter turnout. The unfortunate battering of Mayor Faiella by the Treasure Coast’s male dominated newspaper is not helping.   Here is what a newly defined Mayor told St. Lucie West Taxpayers.  “Our population of 168,000 (makes) PSL the ninth largest city in Florida, the 13th best city for business, one of  25 best places to live and … the highest home ownership for our size …” she said as she decried the negative press and constant bashing of the city she loves.  She wants residents to be proud of where they live, and to recognize the beauty all around us. With seventy-five percent

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“We want to make sure that every day when they’re on campus or at an agency, there’s a caring adult that believes in them. How can you fail, or even want to?” Christine Epps five-year plan to reach all 40 schools.” While training adults in schools and agencies is important, it’s only the beginning. “The hardest thing is learning to do the techniques to get kids to talk about their goals and map out a plan,” Epps said. “We want to make sure that every day when they’re on campus or at an agency, there’s a caring adult that believes in them. How can you fail, or even want to?” “The cool part is that the research shows that it doesn’t matter what environment you come through. If there’s a caring adult, you will succeed. If you ask adults who the caring adult, other than parents was, they will name a teacher NO. 1, and then a coach or other relative. It was a person with high expectations. We want adults to have high expectations.” For more information about the Roundtable of St. Lucie County, visit the website, wwwroundtableslc.com.


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Jim Balzotti The book is such a departure from his previous works that Balzotti is a little bemused at the result. “I was embarrassed at how well it did,” he said. “My (adult) children know and they get the biggest kick out of it. I’m not prudish, but I wrote it under an assumed name for a reason. My mother would roll over in her grave if she knew I wrote this.” Balzotti, who can turn anything into a good story, became a writer in a round-about way. “I lived in Boston and bought a horse and a ranch in Arizona,” he said. “I wanted to travel cross-county, taking the horse. I also had a German shepherd. You can sneak a dog, but not a horse (into a motel.) I went to AAA and they said that no one had ever approached them and that if I’d write a book, they’d carry it.” Balzotti write a state-by-state, town-by-town guide to traveling with a horse. “It’s the only book of its kind,” he said. AAA bought it and carried it annually. Then a lot of people wanted to know about horseback riding vacations and then dude and guest ranches. I went out to all of them. When I got the call for “Good Morning America,” it shocked me. Then I got a call from the Irish government, wanting me to go to Ireland to promote the horse industry.” After about 25 years, Balzotti stopped writing travel guides and isn’t sure if they’re still in print. He’s looking forward, to his next book, now in the finishing stages. “I have a friend who (recently)

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and then offered basically an acceptance of responsibility,” Hendricks said. “… The evidence didn’t deteriorate; it’s still a provable case … He wanted to accept responsibility and that’s a large portion of it, because our point was to make the message that the Sunshine Law is very real.” In November, three council members, including the mayor, were charged with both criminal and civil infractions for violating the state’s open records law, known as Sunshine Law, in connection with Oravec’s February 2013 release, documents from the state attorney’s office stated. Bowen was charged with a second-degree misdemeanor for attending a meeting of the council on Feb. 2, 2013 through an intermediary, city attorney Roger Orr, during which two or more members of the council took official action about offering Oravec a severance package, state attorney Bruce Colton said. Bowen faced up to 60 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $500. Mayor JoAnn Faiella was charged with two civil infractions: The first for deleting text messages and a second for communicating through Orr, documents state. A court date for Faiella’s motion to dismiss hasn’t been set. Councilwoman Shannon Martin was charged with a civil infraction for destroying text messages. Martin subsequently admitted her wrongs and paid a $250 fine for her infraction. Bowen was suspended by Gov. Rick Scott on Nov. 27. Once Bowen is reinstated, Jolien Caraballo, who took his place, will step down. The state attorney’s investigation lasted nine months and 365 hours, court documents show. The investigation’s total cost to taxpayers is $16,401.79, according to an itemized list from the state attorney’s office. Another $1,464.49 was spent on production costs, including transcribing interviews and printing fees.

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EOVALDI from page A6 of homes owner-occupied, this statistic makes for a very enviable selling point for businesses who call her from all over the U.S. The big jump in building department permit requests is at a staggering 92 percent increase since 2009, said the Mayor. She stressed the new businesses in St. Lucie West, namely L.A. Fitness and the Tesla re-charging station. Others include Bass Pro Shop in the Gatlin area and Burlington Coat Factory that went in the old K-Mart location.    City manager Jeff Bremer took heat from St. Lucie West residents when St. Lucie West District Board President Harvey Cutler called “inappropriate” the city’s go-ahead for a 14-unit one-, two- and three-bedroom rental apartment complex in the heart of St. Lucie West. He said this approval and planned apartment construction is “too dense for the character of St. Lucie West.”   Bremer at that point angered residents even further by lapsing into bureaucratic double-speak and suggested the problem is with the residents themselves who “don’t read the city’s web page.” His use of the typical staff response that “it

was publicized” failed to placate residents who said they had no prior knowledge of what was going on. Printing a public notice in minuscule print in the classified sections of print media may satisfy the letter of the public notice law, but St. Lucie West residents are sick and tired of these kinds of major decisions being done to this area way over at the City Hall which they feel does not listen, notify, or respect them out here.  Bremer responded by saying he had 19 copies of a staff-prepared handout and is preparing more to give out after the fact. He gave the impression often reflected in St. Lucie West that the bureaucrats, staff and elected officials just do what they want without keeping area voters and taxpayers sincerely informed. The Torino drug siting and now the location of multiple bedroom rental units within the center of St. Lucie West may be OK with the Master Plan, but many in the room felt exploited yet again by City Hall. They don’t like it. Bremer said staff is working on better notification policies. Noted here is an after-the-fact effort to counter blow-back from residents who learn yet again about actions

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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

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For a minimum of eight to a maximum of 14 days for early voting. Walker said supervisors of elections on the Treasure Coast have worked together to have consistent early-voting days to avoid confusion. St. Lucie and Martin counties will have early voting for the primary from Aug. 16 to 23. Early voting for the general election will be from Oct. 20 to Nov. 1 in both counties. There have been great increases in early and absentee voting in Martin and St. Lucie counties since 2002. In 2002, the first year of early voting and no-excuse absentee balloting, 76 percent of Martin’s voters still went to the polls on Election Day. However, in 2012, only 27 percent did. Traditional voting was the least popular form in Martin that year. “It’s almost as if Election Day has become your last opportunity to cast a vote in this election,” Davis said. In 2002, only 8 percent of Martin’s electors went to early voting, and 16 percent opted to vote by mail. In 2012, 33 percent of Martin’s electors went to early voting. The majority, 40 percent, opted to do absentee voting. In St. Lucie only 6 percent took advantage of early voting in 2002. Almost 14 percent voted by mail that year. In the 2012 election, almost 30 percent opted to vote by mail. Another 30 percent turned out to early voting. The majority, 40 percent, cast their ballots the traditional way on Election Day. An advantage of absentee voting is the ability to know what’s happening with the ballot. “They can track their ballots,” Davis said. “Once we mail it to them, they can access our web site and go to ‘track your ballot.’ (Martin County is) participating in a pilot program. We’re going to 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

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DOMINO from page A21 “Unlike Patrick Murphy, I have the leadership of the (Florida Legislature) on my cell phone,” Domino said. He later added, “I’m more likely to get money for these things, because Republicans will control the (federal) budget for the next few years.” In addition to Domino, the Florida Division of Elections lists as active Republican candidates Brian Lara, Beverly Joy Hires, Ilya Katz, Alan Schlesinger, Calvin Deon Turnquest and Nick Robert Wukoson. Some of those candidates may have dropped their bids by press time. Qualifying for congressional races is April 28 to May 2. The district is tenuous for both major

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Murphy now holds the seat, and is running for it again. So far no other Democrats have chalnatural flow.” lenged him. In addition to Lara, Lara said many Republicans the Florida Division of Elections are spending too much time and lists Republican candidates, Carl political energy with ineffective Domino, Beverly Joy Hires, Ilya efforts at repealing the Affordable Katz, Alan Schlesinger, Calvin Care Act. So far, there have been Deon Turnquest and Nick Robert more than 50 votes in the House of Representatives to repeal some Wukoson. Qualifying for congressional or all of the act’s major comraces is April 28 to May 2. The ponents. The last was about a fee is $10,440, or 4,764 petition month ago. signatures from the 18th District. “Republicans are all talking The division charges a 10 cent about Obamacare, which Visit PlatinumHomeSearch.com for all South listings! examination feeFlorida for each petition is a great talking point, but signature submitted. Lara said Obamacare will collapse and he’s hoping to qualify by petition people will see it’s not working,” drive. Lara said. The district is tenuous for both The candidate said in time major political parties. Between there’ll be opportunities to try Martin and St. Lucie counties, insurance- and healthcare-rethere are about slightly more form measures long suggested than 107,000 voters registered as by Republicans, such as creating Republicans, and about 102,600 insurance savings accounts, alDemocrats. Some in Martin reglowing the sales of health insurister Republican to vote in the ance across state lines, and tort primary elections, since counreform. ty commission races are often “Obamacare is collapsing and decided in the primary. Another we know how to replace it,” Lara 71,890 voters in the two counties said. are registered with third parties The Stuart man is married to or no affiliation. Rosemary. They have a 12-yearThe primary election will be on old son, Lewis. So far eight Republican hopefuls Aug. 26. Earlyrd voting will be from Aug. 16 to 23 . The general elechave announced candidacies for tion will be on Nov. 4. Early votthe district. Democrat Patrick ing will be from Oct. 20 to Nov. 1.

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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. Domino is married to Sharon, and they have 14-year-old twins, Reagan and Mason. He is 70.


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EOVALDI from page A19 that carry major effects on their lives. District 2 Councilwoman Michelle Berger came into the room after the mayor had begun speaking, and she stayed after the meeting concluded.    Greg Oravec, also running for mayor, entered the room late and afterward spoke with this reporter. He said, “No one pulls my strings,” when asked if he were a part of the old boys’ network which Mayor JoAnn Faiella sees as her biggest obstacle.  “I do want change. What is the old boy network?”  He sees Port St. Lucie as a city for all ages, from being born, to attending school, to raising a family, to living a good life, to retirement. He stressed that he is not being mentored by anyone. He stated he’ll answer the press with his own reply.    Perhaps what jarred this reporter the most involved shaking hands with one Torino resident whose hands were rough. Used to pressing many soft-sided hands, I felt this hand and concluded that many Torino residents are hard-working, family-loving, long-standing residents not being heard by the PSL City Council or its staff. In teaching Greek tragedy, the

teacher explains to the students that the chorus speaks the wisdom of the play. Here, PSL’s Greek chorus is a voting public that keeps getting ignored by politicians elected to serve the body politic. That rough handshake says more to a journalist sincerely trying to parse the St. Lucie West voters’ quandary than empty words spoken before elections. Actions do speak louder than words.   In conclusion, the morning in St. Lucie West belonged to Mayor Faiella, and she owned it. She said before the meeting that “this is not about Democrat or Republican ... this is non-partisan ... this is all about doing what the people want.”  Her political star rose that night early in March when she alone showed the courage to respect the public trust she was elected to serve.  “No,” the mayor said to a revote to allow the Torino drug rehab siting to go forward. She was the only council member who said NO to the sober home but YES to the residents of St. Lucie West. Suzanne Eovaldi is a former journalist and retired English professor who has been a St. Lucie West resident since 2001.

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ST. LUCIE COUNTY — Dale Rieth has a busy weekend planned. The director of choral music at Indian River State College will lead the IRSC Chorale in what has become a tradition: a springtime concert presenting excerpts from choral masterworks. The concert, April 10-12, will focus on Handel’s “The Messiah.” On April 13, the IRSC Wind Ensemble and Chamber winds, under the direction of John Southall, will present a concert, “From Classical to Contemporary. Dale Rieth will be the soloist, performing Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Rhapsody for Piano and Wind Ensemble.” John Southall had praise for his colleague. “The Rachmaninoff is a newly transcribed piece,” he said. “The arrangement was written specifically for the IRSC wind ensemble. Dr. Rieth is director of choral activities and is also an accomplished pianist and accompanist.” Southall likes his programs to feature a mixture of the old and new, so there is a balance between the classical and the contemporary. In addition to the Rachmaninoff, the eclectic concert includes “The Double Wind Quintet” by Alfred Reed; “French Dances

Photo courtesy of John Southall The Indian River State College wind ensemble and chamber winds, directed by John Southall, perform at the holiday concert. Students will present a spring concert April 13 at IRSC’s McAlpin Fine Arts Center. Dale Rieth, director of choral music, will play Rachmaninoff’s ‘Rhapsody for Piano and Wind Ensemble.’ Revisited” by Adam Gorb; “Fantasies on a Theme by Haydn” by Norman Dello Joio; music from “Porgy and Bess” by Gershwin; “Sol y Sombra” by George Gates;

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Free Tax Assistance at the Morningside Library 9 a.m.noon. Volunteers at all of the sites have been trained by the Internal Revenue Service. For more details about this program visit www. irs.gov and search the “VITA” and click on “Free Tax Return Preparation for You by Volunteers.” Please be aware that residents will not be able to contact the tax volunteers by calling the individual libraries. For additional assistance and information please contact the IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center, 7410 South US 1, Port St. Lucie or call 772-340-5606. Morningside Library is located at 2410 S.E. Morningside Blvd., Port St. Lucie. The Sinking World Art Exhibition at the National Navy UDTSEAL Museum. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. This unique exhibit by Austrian art photographer Andreas Franke consists of dozens of digitally composited images from the General Hoyt S. Vandenberg, a former Air Force missile tracking ship that was scuttled in May 2009 to become and artificial reef in the Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary and the USCG Mohawk, an historic WWII Coast Guard Cutter which rests off the coast

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Victoria Coloma of St. Lucie West danced with her Club Pure dancers during the Family Fun Night performance Thursday, March 27 in Fort Pierce. The group spent their spring break learning dances from teachers that travelled from South Florida and Hollywood, California before their showcase performance.

Toddler Story Jam at Port St. Lucie Library Branch. 10:3011:15 a.m. Join Miss Alicia for literacy through rhymes, stories, movement and more. 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. 180 S.W. Prima Vista Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 871-5450. 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.

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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, Gordon Lightfoot 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. Bobby Vee talked about the day Buddy Holly and the others died in a plane


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5400 N.E. St. James Drive, Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 785-5833. St. Lucie Mets vs. Fort Myers at Tradition Field 6:30-9 p.m. Tickets are $6.50-$8.50. 525 N.W. Peacock Blvd., St. Lucie West. For more information, call (772) 871-2115. Coffee with the Council at the Community Center 8:30 a.m. Join Mayor JoAnn Faiella and members of the city council for a discussion of important topics of the day while you enjoy breakfast refreshments and coffee. This month’s speaker is Council Member Shannon Martin. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce. 2195 S.E. Airoso Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 871-5219. Breakthrough Foundation Defiance Wrestling Event at the Civic Center. 6:30-11 p.m. in the gymnasium. Open to the public. Tickets are $25 for VIP, $10 for up front seats and $5 for bleacher seats. 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place, Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 807-4487.

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Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society will no longer be holding jazz jams at the Tutto Fresco Restaurant.

The exuberant, witty, fun-filled Broadway Musical! Book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, & Willie Gilbert Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser Based on How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying by Shepherd Mead

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, this blockbuster musical, from the creators of Guys & Dolls, features a score packed with hit standards "I Believe in You," "Happy to Keep His Dinner Warm," "The Company Way," "Been a Long Day," "Rosemary" and "Brotherhood of Man."

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viewed Elaina Newport of the Capitol Steps nearly every year and we usually joke about our political predicting prowess. In 2008, we figured it would be Clinton vs. Giuliani. It is an honor to me when they remember having talked to me before. I have never lost the ‘Golly, gee’ factor when I pick up the phone and someone says, ‘This is John Mathis’ or someone else I’ve admired for years. Another joy is the opportunity to work with wonderful people in our area. There is so much talent, both professional and amateur. I have interviewed so many gifted youngsters with bright futures. I have gotten to know people at the Lyric and Sunrise, and at the Barn, Pineapple Playhouse and StarStuck. Curtain Call Productions and the St. Bernadette Concert series have brought new artists and shows to our area. Everyone is so appreciative and I am so appreciative of their support. I couldn’t do what I do without them. Now, as the season slows down, I ask those of you who are performers, artists and writers to let me know you’re out there. I’ll be doing profiles this summer and yours may be next. Shelley Koppel is a staff writer for Your Voice News & Views.

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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 inter-

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Saturday, April 12

Seductive Saturdays at Flavors Restaurant and Lounge. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Ladies get in free all night and ladies in groups of five get a free bottle. 529 N.W. Prima Vista Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 807-1585. Ladies Night at 2nd Street Bistro. 9 p.m. Ladies well drinks and domestic drafts are $1. Shots of Purple MF and Sex on the Beach are $2. 122 North St., Fort Pierce. For more information, call (772) 293-9191.

Sunday, April 13

The Original Tiki Bar Reggae Sunday featuring 23 Trees. 3 p.m. 2 Avenue A, Fort Pierce. For more information, call (772) 4610880.

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Four Play Wednesdays at Good Times West. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Music by DJ Jay Dee. 21 and up. No cover. Dress to impress. 2096 N.W. Courtyard Circle, St. Lucie West. For more information, call (772) 878-8844. Ladies Night at Superplay USA 9 p.m.-midnight. Ladies bowl (shoes included), play laser tag and/or mini golf for free. Guys can do the same for $12. 1600 N.W. Courtyard Circle, St. Lucie West. For more information, call (772) 408-5800. Tropical Wednesdays at Good Times West. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 21 and up Music by DJ Lenny C. No cover. Salsa, merengue, bachata, reggaeton, house and Top 40. 2096 N.W. Courtyard Circle, Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 878-8844. Ladies Love Thursdays at Tesoro Nightclub 21 and up. $3 domestic drinks until midnight, $7 margaritas, $3 well drinks until 11 p.m. Ladies in free all night and drink free until 11 p.m. 7159 S. Federal Highway, Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 626-2425.

Tequila Tuesdays at Flavors Restaurant and Lounge. 10 p.m.2 a.m. 18 and up. Ladies free until 11 p.m. Drink specials. 529 N.W. Prima Vista Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 807-1585. Sexy Tuesdays at Tesoro Nightclub Ladies 18 and up. Guys 21 and up. Drink specials. Ladies drink free until 11 p.m. $2 drinks until midnight. $5 Jager Bombs. 7159 South Federal Highway, Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 626-2425.

Irresistible Thursdays at Good Times West 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 21 and up. No cover. Drink specials. Dress to impress. Playing ‘80s, ‘90s and top 40 mash-ups all night. 2096 N.W. Courtyard Circle, St. Lucie West. For more information, call (772) 878-8844.

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Thursday, April 17

Ladies Night at the St. Lucie Inn 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. $1 well drinks, $1 drafts and $2 wines from 11 p.m.-midnight. Music by DJ Ozmosys and DJ Quake, playing dance music all night. 2101 N. Dixie Highway, Fort Pierce. For more information, call (772) 464-1326.

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by Pierre La Plante; “Pompeii” by Satoshi Yagisawa and “Die Fledermaus” by Johann Strauss. It truly is music from around the world and from a variety of eras. Southall and Rieth will collaborate with David Moberg, head of the performing arts department, for an end-of-season show. “1000 Cowboys” is a new musical by Tori Lee Averett. The show, set in 1892, has the music of classic country, cowboy songs and contemporary Americana, and it focuses on important questions, including duty versus choice and an American dream sullied by

greed. The show will run from May 2931 at the McAlpin Theatre. The IRSC Chorale concert, featuring excerpts from “The Messiah,” will be presented April 10-12 at the McAlpin Fine Arts Center, 3209 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce. Performances are April 10-12 at 7 p.m. and April 12 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15. The spring wind ensemble and chamber winds concert will take place April 13 at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $15. “1000 Cowboys will be performed May 29-31. Tickets are $15 and are available at the box office.

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Ipswich Steamer Clams STEAMED VIRGINIA CLAMS Mitch Kloorfain/chief photographer Erdmute Talle put the finishing touches on her bird bath in her garden before a tour of garden enthusiasts tour the elaborate gardens of several homes in PGA Village through the PGA Garden Society Second Annual Inspiration Garden Tour in St. Lucie West Saturday, March 29.

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Mitch Kloorfain/chief photographer Ruth Panfil of PGA Village in St. Lucie West was prepared for the bus tour of over 100 garden enthusiasts to tour through her garden and those of the other PGA Garden Society members during the Second Annual Inspiration Garden Tour through PGA Village in St. Lucie West Saturday, March 29.


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St. Lucie Mets vs. Fort Myers at Tradition Field 6:30-9 p.m. Tickets are $6.50-$8.50. 525 N.W. Peacock Blvd., St. Lucie West. For more information, call (772) 871-2115.

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Mitch Kloorfain/chief photographer PGA Garden Society members David Lyons and John Parkinson show off their garden during the Second Annual Inspiration Garden Tour through PGA Village in St. Lucie West Saturday, March 29. More than 100 garden enthusiasts toured through select homes in PGA Village.

Diamond Tearoom & Bistro The Only “Authentic English tea Room” on the Treasure Coast • High English Tea • Soups • Salads • Lobster Ravioli • Pizza • Crab Cakes • Caprese Risotto Funghi Salmon • Boston Lobster Cakes • Pastries Gazpacho • Desserts • Wine • Gourmet Beer • Sangria Champagne

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Walk Now for Autism Speaks in Tradition Square. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Registration is at 8 a.m. Walk starts at 9 a.m. Walker Registration: no fees. A fun-filled, family friendly event and is our single most powerful force to fund vital research that will lead us to the answers we need. Experience the power of thousands united by a single cause by joining Walk Now for Autism Speaks. Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disorder in the U.S. – we need more volunteers to join our fight. Whether this is your first walk or the 10th, take the first step and register today. You will not only raise funds, but you will become a part of a fun and supportive family-focused community. For more information, please contact Valentina Whyte at treasurecoast@a​utismspeaks.org or call (772) 626-8709.


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CALENDAR from page B9 Easter Egg Hunt on the Green at The Landing at Tradition. Children up to age 12 can hunt for fun-filled Easter eggs (by age group) Times: Kids 2 and under 10:15 a.m., Kids 3-5 10:45 a.m., Kids 6-9 11:45 a.m., Kids 1012 11:45 a.m. Event will feature photos with the Easter Bunny, bounce houses, petting farm, face painting, food and music. 5th Annual Wingfest at the Civic Center. Noon-9:30 p.m. More than 20 area restaurants will compete in a “wing-off” contest, competing for awards in the following categories: “People’s Choice,” “Most Creative Flavor” and “Hottest Wings.” In addition to great wings, the festival will feature live music all day, car show competition, wing eating competition, extensive children’s play area and assorted craft vendors. Vendors will charge for food and drinks, however parking and admission are free. Sponsorship, vendor and competitor spaces are still available. Call (772) 201-1491 to be part of this event. 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place, Port St. Lucie.

WOMEN’S GOLF DAY

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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, April 13

St. Lucie Mets vs. Fort Myers at Tradition Field 6:30-9 p.m. Tickets are $6.50-$8.50. 525 N.W. Peacock Blvd., St. Lucie West. For more information, call (772) 871-2115. Tradition Green Market at The Landing at Tradition. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Shop local vendors for fresh produce, arts and 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) 359-1462. 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 morn-

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

Summer Memberships

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

New Practice Facility

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

Lots of Fun Activities & Social Events

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

Weddings & Events

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

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Monday, April 14

St. Lucie Mets vs. Jupiter at Tradition Field 6:30-9 p.m. Tickets are $6.50-$8.50. 525 N.W. Peacock Blvd., St. Lucie West. For more information, call (772) 871-2115.

EFFECTIVE April 6th $ 36..Before 11 AM $ 30.....After 11 AM $ 25.......After 3 PM

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.

(All Rates Include Cart and Tax)

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

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Ambassadors of Swing Dancing with the Big Band Presents ‘Swing into Spring’ at the Civic Center. Tickets are required and are available for $6 in advance or $8 at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the Civic Center or by calling the number listed below. Cash bar and snacks available for sale; outside food and beverages are not permitted. 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place, Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 807-4499.

22nd Annual United Veterans Golf Classic

Fair Winds Golf Course

Sat. April 6th

Wednesday, April 16

7:15 am check in 8:30 am Shotgun Start Four Person Scramble $100/pp

St. Lucie Mets vs. Jupiter at Tradition Field 6:30-9 p.m. Tickets are $6.50-$8.50. 525 N.W. Peacock Blvd., St. Lucie West. For more information, call (772) 871-2115.

Range Balls • Continental Breakfast United Veterans Golf Hat • Lunch Buffet • Raffles & More!

Food Truck Invasion at Tradition Square. Food Trucks attending will be posted at www. foodtruckin​vasion.com

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Tuesday, April 15

St. Lucie Mets vs. Jupiter at Tradition Field 6:30-9 p.m. Tickets are $6.50-$8.50. 525 N.W. Peacock Blvd., St. Lucie West. For more information, call (772) 871-2115.

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

www.YourVoiceWeekly.com so unique. Free with paid admission. 420 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce. For more information, call (772) 461-FISH.

Thursday, April 17

Easter Bunny Visit at Minsky Gym. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. For kids ages 5 and younger. This program is designed for parent/ child interaction. There will be sign-a-longs, structure games, holiday crafts and snacks. Please be sure to bring a camera for photo opportunities. The fee is $3 per child. 750 S.W. Darwin Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 344-4142. Special Needs Red Carpet Dance at the Civic Center. 6-8 p.m. The evening’s theme is all about Hollywood and the movies. Music will be provided and refreshments will be served. Those attending are welcome to bring their family members and caregivers. Admission is $5 per person in advance or $6 per person at the door. The admission price for each caregiver is $1 at the door. Tickets may be purchased at the Civic Center, located at 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place (on the southeast corner of U.S. 1 and Walton Road) or at the Port St. Lucie Community Center located at 2195 S.E. Airoso Blvd. For more information, call (772) 807-4469.

Saturday, April 19

Spring Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt at Whispering Pines Park. Egg hunt begins promptly at 9 a.m. This free springtime egg hunt, with more than 16,000 eggs spread over four baseball fields, is for kids 10 and under and will be split into four age groups: 0-3 years; 4-5 years; 6-7 years and 8-10 years. The Easter Bunny will be available for pictures after the egg hunt, so parents, don’t forget your cameras for pictures with the bunny, and kids, don’t forget to bring your baskets. 800 S.W. Darwin Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 878-2277. 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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Golf victory milestones

Photo courtesy of Lang Realty Lang Realty broker associate Pat Ayres, representing the Executive Women’s Golf Association, brought home the first place prize by defeating two former champions of the women’s division in the March 29-30th Grey Goose World Par 3 Championship.  She was part of a total field of 154 players from around the world who competed in one of four categories: Professional, men amateur, men senior and women. This was her first time playing competitively abroad.

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