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TRADITION — A development firm representing Keiser University has placed a bid to purchase the former Digital Domain space in hopes of taking the costly center off the city’s hands after being vacant for the past two years. The school’s chancellor, Arthur Keiser, said the plan is to move the existing Port St. Lucie campuses — its main campus along U.S. 1 and its College of Golf and Sports Management in St. Lucie West — into the vacant 115,000-square-foot facility. “There’s a wonderful community presence there, and the building is nice,” Keiser said. “We think it will be good for us.”

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Mitch Kloorfain/chief photographer Elvis Pera, music instructor at Petrova Jones Music, puts down the beat for Rock Band singers Ella Gershkovich and Tori Famularo of St. Lucie West performing ‘Radioactive’ during a benefit for Mayor Joann Faiella at the Sons of Italy Saturday, June 28.

Foreclosure rates lower this year Brandon Zeris Staff writer

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ST. LUCIE COUNTY — Foreclosure rates have drastically decreased in the past year, and the backload of foreclosed homes

has reduced with more properties being sold at auction. As of June 27, there were 784 new foreclosures recorded, but, at this time last year, there were 1,309 filed. County Clerk Joseph Smith said one of the primary reasons is a state law passed year that inadvertently made it more

difficult for banks to move quickly through the foreclosure process. The law, that went into effect in July, was supposed to make the process easier and dubbed by many as the “fast foreclosure” law. It appeared that the law would make it harder for distressed owners to reclaim their

properties, but Smith said new requirements for banks to provide additional documentation made the process harder to foreclose on properties. A requirement for cases to be manually reviewed, rather than

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PORT ST. LUCIE — When Dr. Daniel Holley, of Holley Surgical Arts in St. Lucie West and Stuart, began his career, he was going to be a surgical oncologist, operating on cancer patients. “I had to do a year of cancer research,” he said. “I went into the surgeries. The cancer surgeons were dark and unhappy. The plastic surgeons doing reconstruction were happier. You’re operating on a person’s persona, his or her self-image. It’s how they feel about themselves. It’s a unique area of medicine.” That experience led Dr. Holley to plastic surgery, and while he does the full complement of surgeries, procedures and fillers, he also does a good deal of reconstructive surgery for patients with breast cancer and skin cancers, where they have had Mohs surgery to remove a cancerous lesion and now need reconstruction. That area is very exciting. Holley said that in the next 10-15 years, doctors will be able to use a patient’s own cells for reconstruction. Still, the most common procedure is the face life. “We do a tremendous number,” he said. “The newest thing is that we do them in the office under local anesthesia. The patient comes into the office and goes home in three hours. They can eat and drink the day

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Leagues best to be featured in Tradition Jonathan Papelbon and Chad Billingsley. The game was also held in Tradition in 1994 with Derek Jeter taking the field. “These guys are among the ‘who’s who’ of Major League Baseball,” Van Allen said. In addition to the home run derby, Van Allen said he and other Mets staff members are coming up with and vetting other promotions for the weekend. “We’re running wild with ideas right now, but nothing is for sure, yet … we’re looking to see what else we can add to make this the best experience possible,” Van Allen said. “St. Lucie County and Tradition Field are right up there with everywhere else, why not show it off?” he said. Tickets will likely be a bit more costly, but the exact cost has not yet been determined. “It’s a special game. I’m sure it will be a little bit more,” Van Allen said.

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TRADITION — Engineers will be investigating the cause of the interactive water fountain’s recent failure starting June 7 to determine what needs to be done to get it fixed. Groundwater pressure shifted the underground equipment vault, which houses the machinery that makes the fountain function, said John Gallagher, senior associate at Fishkind & Associates, Inc., the company that manages the Tradition community development district. The machinery in the vault was moved out of place and stopped working, as a result. There are two possible reasons for the excessive groundwater pressure, but Gallagher declined to reveal them, saying the exact cause will be available after crews investigate. “There is potential for a serious repair … one could be very costly, the other, not so much,” he said. Because the cause hasn’t been determined, Gallagher said a

Photo provided by traditionfl.com timetable for the repairs hasn’t been determined. The underlying issue that causes the excessive pressure could be excessive stormwater runoff or an issue with the soil, according to Steven Doyle, Division Manager of Culpepper & Terpening, Inc., one of the engineering firms that will help investigate the problem. “It could be any number of things, though,” Doyle said. “Even if you have the best solution, there’s always going to be these types of problems with stormwater runoff.”

TRADITION — Local baseball fans will get the chance to see some the nation’s top rising stars next year at the 54th Florida State League All Star game June 20, at Tradition Field. The game is part of a threeday weekend that also features a home run derby. The top players from the South Division, including those chosen from the Mets, will face the North Squad. “The level of play is phenomenal,” St. Lucie Mets assistant general manager Traer Van Allen said. Tradition was last home to an FSL All Star game in 2004 and featured would-be MLB all stars Hanley Ramirez, Francisco Liriano, Russell Martin,

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State House Representative Larry Lee wants his history to do the talking for the upcoming race for the 84th District seat he hopes to retain after the general election. Lee has lived in the Treasure Coast nearly his entire life. He started working when he was 15, picking tomatoes in Fort Pierce. He says his deep-rooted ties to the area help him understand what the people want and need. “I had been asked to run for a public office for over 30 years, and I would always say no. I never had any plans to run for public office. I just felt it wasn’t in my DNA. But, I decided to get off the sidelines,” the former NFL linebacker said. Lee said his first year was a little difficult because he didn’t have the relationships and ties to others in the House or Senate that more senior members had. But, as time went on, Lee says he built those ties and started figuring out the ins and outs. Despite having just one of his sponsored bills pass in his two years in office, Lee says his term was a success and something he hopes to build off of if elected

Robert Siedlecki is looking to unseat Democrat Larry Lee as the District 84 State House Representative in the upcoming general election, touting his experience in working with government agencies. Siedlecki, a former business lawyer who graduated from Harvard, entered the political realm 13 years ago as a way to more effectively make a difference, he says. He says he did some research in the ‘90s to try and pinpoint how to most effectively make positive changes in the community and decided that the best way was to “give working families more tools to work with.” “There was a big uptick in crime and a whole bunch of other problems plaguing America and I thought, ‘What’s the cause?’ And I started reading books and articles, and a lot of it was family breakdown and family issues.” He started working to combat the problems he found in 2001 at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as the children and families administrator until 2005. He later worked at the U.S. Department of Justice Task Force for Faith-Based and Community Services from 2007-09, the Florida Department of Health as chief of staff from 2009-11, the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services as secretary in 2011 and the Florida Department of Children and Families as assistant secretary from 2012-13. Siedlecki currently works as business development consultant working to help his clients expand business, but he wants to get back into politics. “I want to bring effective leadership to the district,” Siedlecki says. Siedlecki says his 12 years of experience working in government that will give him an advantage in getting legislation passed, more so than the incumbent Lee, who didn’t have any of his six sponsored bills pass this legislative session in

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Rep. Larry Lee again. “I went to Tallahassee with a dream and vision and that was to be a legislator that could work across party lines for the benefit of the community and the state,” Lee, owner of a State Farm insurance branch in Fort Pierce, says. “I was one of the first Democrats to get a bill passed in the house in my freshman year. Not many freshmen, particularly members of the minority party get anything passed that first year,” he said, referring to an insurance bill that allowed insurance companies to post policies online rather than sending them through the mail to clients.

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FORECLOSURE from page 1 be pushed quickly through an automated online system, made it harder for banks to prove they had a legal right to foreclose on a property. This created backlog in some places, which is what the law was designed to eliminate. “Companies had to go back and make sure past deals were legal,” Smith said. Smith said the low numbers in St. Lucie County reflect fewer properties being foreclosed on, however, and not indicative of backlog, which Smith said has been decreasing. As of June 10, there were 3,118 properties in foreclosure, down 49.7 percent from the 6,203 cases the same time last year, according to a clerk’s office report. A total of 1,341 properties have been sold so far this year. Smith said the market appears to hitting a turning point and that residents should consider buying again and added that he’s already seen houses going more quickly. “When you go on realtor.com, you’re seeing people buying homes more quickly. I’ve been seeing more homes in the area going faster than they were in the past,” he said. “I think we’ve definitely turned the corner and hope that it continues.”

County property values increased 2.5 percent for 2014, according to figures recently released by St. Lucie County Property Appraiser Ken Pruitt Much of the reduced backlog is due to the sale of a slew of lots in the Villages at Midway, northwest of Midway Road near Interstate 95, being purchased by Walton Acquisitions Florida LLC. Walton Acquisitions purchased much of the land in 2013 for $5 million and has been active again. In May they sold 460 lots to third-party investors, which largely accounted for a county-wide 8 percent spike in deeds filed. “It was an unusual event,” County Clerk Joseph Smith said. “It’s weird, but it’s a good weird.” Smith said no plans have been proposed for development, noting that it may be difficult to reach the investors Walton sold to because many are foreign investors. Smith said it’s likely to be a mix on residential and commercial development. New homes are being developed at a faster rate, too, at an upswing of 18 percent this year. There’s a tremendous area in the southwest area of St. Lucie County that’s growing fast. This is the place to be, and I’ll always encourage people to buy or upgrade their home in the area if they can,” Smith said

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If the council doesn’t allow the sale, this would be the second time Keiser had been denied a vacant site in Port St. Lucie. “We originally wanted a building in the City Center, but the city wasn’t ready for us there,” he said. Keiser said he’s not sure how much the bid was for and calls made to Kennan Development Group, the firm representing Keiser, were not returned as of press time Tuesday. Calls made to city manager Jeff Bremer were not returned, either. The building was appraised last year $13.5 million, and the city has been making $3.45 million annual debt payments. Due to Keiser’s nonprofit status, the school will not have to pay property taxes, but the sale would still knock that number down.

The university will have to upgrade the building extensively, though, Keiser said. “We would have to add classrooms and labs … most of the space is wide open and not exactly designed for a college.” If the offer doesn’t get approved by City Council, Keiser said the university may consider moving to other locations, outside the city. “We’re hoping to stay in Port St. Lucie. We’ve been looking at other spaces, too, not necessarily in Port St. Lucie,” he said. “In the end, it is just another building for us.” Other possible campus locations include sites in Martin County and Fort Pierce, Keiser said. “We’d like to be out west, where the growth is,” he said.

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Lee says it’s important that voters don’t get too caught up with how many bills he passed, though. “It’s not just about passing bills. It’s about working on good legislation,” he says. Lee submitted six bills in his second year. None passed, but Lee said he expected it because of the House and Senate being under Republican control. “I knew that going in,” he said. “All of those bills were good bills … they had told us there weren’t going to be many bills passed this year, but I would have been criticized if I didn’t file any.” Instead, he says he focused doing what he could to help the Indian River Lagoon receive funding by backing Sen. Joe Negron’s efforts in the Senate. “My task was to make sure that the Democrats understood the size and scope of this problem we’re having,” he said. Lee says he believes his efforts were instrumental in getting the support Negron needed to have the bill pass both the House and Senate. Moving forward, Lee says he wants to tackle education again by revisiting a literacy bill that failed this past session that would have set up a five-year pilot program to help children, ages 2-3, learn to read, at a cost of about $100,000 per year.

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ST. LUCIE WEST — The fight isn’t over to prevent developers from creating addiction treatment facilities and sober homes in residential areas, despite the city council already approving one — at least that’s what the mayor and congressional candidates looking to unseat Rep. Patrick Murphy said last week. About 50 fed up Torino residents packed into Tutto Fresco Italian Restaurant’s patio June 24 to listen to what Mayor JoAnn Faiella and the candidates had to say. “I’m your voice,” Faiella said to start. “If we need to change laws, then that’s what we’ll do.” Many residents appeared to be initially upset with the mayor and other council members for voting to allow an addiction treatment facility and sober home to made at the intersection of Northwest East Torino Parkway and Northwest Zenith Drive, but Faiella said the council has done all it can. “I wish I could put restrictions

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Staff photo by Brandon Zeris Port St. Lucie Mayor JoAnn Faiella, flanked by District 18 candidates Calvin Turnquest (left) and Nick Wukoson (right), answers a question posed by a Torino resident about the proposed addiction treatment center set to be built later this year. Residents attended a meeting at Tutto Fresco in St. Lucie West June 24, as candidates discussed different ways they would fight the center’s construction, if elected.

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“We’ve distributed more than 30,000 copies of our printed Directory of Funded Programs in the last couple years proving how important this information is to local families,” said Sean Boyle, executive director of the Children’s Services Council. “We know this app will be widely used by parents, caregivers and the support staff from our funded programs. We’re really excited to see how it will help connect local children and their parents to more resources and opportunities.” The Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie County improves the lives of more than 30,000 children and families in our community by funding and partnering with quality agencies that ensure that every baby born is a healthy baby, stop child abuse before it happens, keep kids off the streets, keep them in school, and keep them away from drugs and alcohol.


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“(All Aboard Florida) was sold as a private project, and in fact is not a private project,” Senator Joe Negron ries, Michael Booth, public affairs specialist at the railroad administration, said he couldn’t speak to All Aboard Florida’s loan request specifically. “The Department has always encouraged private sector investment in infrastructure projects and believes the private sector has a critical role to play in developing our nation’s transportation network,” he said. “At the Federal Railroad Administration, we welcome any opportunity to work with private investors who are willing to self-finance or partial finance rail projects.” The 32nd State Senate District includes parts of eastern Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin and Palm Beach counties. There’s an election for the seat this year. Negron is running for re-election. The Florida Division of Elections lists three other candidates for the seat: Republican Brandon Cannon is running for the seat, along with Democrat Bruno Moore and write-in candidate Matthew Loew. All Aboard Florida hasn’t responded to Your Voice News & Views request for a response to Negron’s announcement.

Bartz said she had some concerns about an early draft of the contract, in which Booker played a large role in drafting, that were remedied prior to the final version being approved. She said the draft had a car allowance, but that was struck down and removed. “We haven’t been doing that for 10 years,” Bartz said. “It didn’t seem appropriate to me.” Booker was sworn in after the meeting.


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ST. LUCIE COUNTY— Builders and contractors can now use St. Lucie County’s website to renew their licenses and verifications, as well as pay for re-inspections in St. Lucie County. Additionally state certified contractors can update their licenses every other year, instead of annually. Effective Monday, June 9, the county’s Code Division launched the new online renewal process in an effort to provide easier access and better customer service. The online renewal for local contractors and payment of re-inspections is a voluntary service option for all customers. “These service improvements will provide convenience to all and more importantly save time,”

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ST. LUCIE COUNTY — For the eighth consecutive year, St. Lucie County’s Media Relations staff earned recognition from the National Association of County Information Officers’ Annual Awards of Excellence program. The St. Lucie County Office of Media Relations won an Excellent Award (second place) in the speech writing category. More than 330 entries were submitted in nine different categories, which included video, publications, electronic communications, social media, special projects and others. St. Lucie County was one three Florida counties to receive an award in the national competition, along with Broward and Palm Beach. “The awards competition continually showcases the best communications and public relations projects from public information professionals throughout the

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Those candidates running for the District 18 Congressional Race, Florida Senate District 32, and Fl. House District 84 have be invited. The event will be a traditional Candidate Forum, with a moderator conducting the meeting. All candidates will be invited to present themselves with a 3 minute opening statement, followed by both written questions selected in advance, along with questions from those in attendance. A time for brief closing remarks from candidates is planned at the end.

This event will be a “Candidate Fair.” Each candidate will be supplied a table & chairs, all set up at the venue so that their constituents can come, meet & greet candidates, ask questions, receive literature, etc. This event will be advertised to the public and press will be invited. Refreshments will be served. We encourage all who are running for these offices, along with the St. Lucie County Voters to take advantage of this opportunity and participate. Please feel free to spread the word. If you have any questions or concerns, please call me.

Each candidate will be supplied a table & chairs, all set up around the perimeter walls of the event room, and will be manned by the candidate and their staff. Since doors will open at 6:30PM, there will be time for candidates and the public to interact with those in attendance before we start. This event will be advertised to the general public, and press will be invited. We encourage all who are running for these offices, along with the voting public to take advantage of this opportunity and participate in this Forum. Please feel free to spread the word. S. SE Walton Rd.

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TREASURE COAST — Radio news and sports personality Tom Teter died on Monday, June 30, at Martin Medical Center, Stuart. He was 61. Teter was the news director at WSTU 1490 AM and WPSL 1590 AM. Additionally, he owned www. tcnewsfl.com. Greg Wyatt, co-owner of both stations, said many will mourn Teter for a long time. “Tommy had an amazing sense of humor and real quick wit,” Wyatt said. “A real quick wit.” Barry Grant Marsh, owner of BGM Creative, co-hosted “The Breakfast Show” with Teter for two decades. “He was always positive,” Marsh said. “He was the type of person you couldn’t help but like. He’s got a tremendous following in this area. He’s going to be a heartfelt loss for a lot of people.” Marsh said Teter was working as a disk jockey at WSTU when he went to work there in 1981. Teter

transitioned to the newsroom and sports. “He was the newsman’s newsman,” Marsh said. “He really got it. You could always count on him.” Teter had a political science degree from Ball State University, Muncie, Ind. He grew up and graduated high school in La Porte, Ind. He listed his religion as Roman Catholic on his Facebook page. He described himself as a Jeffersonian Reaganite. Additionally, he described himself as, “A wild & crasz kinda geezer.” Mike Thomas co-hosted a morning show on WSTU with Teter until his death. “Tom is very easy going,” Thomas said. “He wanted to have fun doing the news. He was able to sit there and joke around and have fun and put on that news hat like it was nothing.” Thomas said for all his jovialness, Teter felt a strong duty to reporting facts right. “He took the news very, very seriously,” Thomas said. “He felt it was very important.”


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TRADITION — Pamela Houghton, Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies’ vice president of administration & outreach, is the new chairwoman at CareerSource Research Coast. It’s the latest honor for Houghton, who said she got a heavy dose of the value of giving to the community from her youngest ages. “I was raised in a family that was involved in community involvement,” Houghton said in a telephone interview after the announcement. Houghton’s husband, Richard Houghton, founded the not-forprofit human-health research organization in California. That was in the late 1980s. It relocated some of its operations to a 107,000-square-foot facility in the Tradition Center for Innovation in 2007. Torrey Pines employs about 120 at that facility. “We were courted by different communities,” Hougton said. “We fell in love with the Research

Cost. We fell in love with the people here.” Houghton said she quickly got involved with CareerSource, which at the time was known as Workforce Solutions of the Treasure Coast. The state has 24 regional workforce-development organizations under what used to be Workforce Florida, the state’s workforce-development program under the Department of Economic Opportunity. Until 2011, it was the Agency for Workforce Innovation. Each of the 24 is an independent agency, and all used different names. The Florida Legislature enacted a bill in 2012 to unify them to a common name. After a bunch of branding research was done, the state settled on renaming Workforce Florida to CareerSource Florida. Each of the 24 now has “CareerSource” in its name. Houghton said she’s focused a lot of her time and energy on youth-employment programs, and intends to continue that as the chairwoman. “I started as a board member and served on the youth council,”

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Pamela Houghton she said. “That was about six years ago.” Houghton added, “I have a passion for young people.” She’s been the vice chairwoman for the last two years. St. Lucie West builder Don Santos is now vice chairman.

“I am proud of the opportunities that St. Lucie County has given me as an attorney, litigator and as a volunteer. I feel this is the next step to giving back to St. Lucie County and doing my part to ensure the integrity and independence of our judiciary.”

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Tin Fish (East) Trivia, 6:30 p.m., 327 S.E. Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie For more information, call (772) 879-3900. Vine & Barley Live music. 6 p.m.-10 p.m. 1680 S.W. St. Lucie West Blvd., St. Lucie West. For more information, call (772) 4467550.

Thursdays

Rinelli’s Yellow Tail Restaurant Classic car show last Friday of every month, weather permitting. 5 p.m.-9 p.m. 101 N. Second St., Fort Pierce. For more information, call (772) 466-5474. Good Times (West) Live music 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m., 2096 N.W. Courtyard Circle, Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 878-8844.

Neely’s Grog House Karaoke 9 p.m.-1 a.m., 802 S.W. Bayshore Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 249-4195.

Tin Fish (East) Live music. 6 p.m.-close, 327 S.E. Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie For more information, call (772) 879-3900.

The Original Tiki Bar Live music after 5 p.m., 2 Avenue A, Fort Pierce. For more information, call (772) 461-0880.

Good Times (West) Thirsty Thursdays 10 p.m.-2 a.m., 2096 N.W. Courtyard Circle, Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 878-8844.

Live entertainment at V’s Town Tavern 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. 970 St. Lucie West Blvd., St. Lucie West. For more information, call (772) 800-3239.

West End Grill Live music on the patio. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. 1680 St. Lucie West Blvd., St. Lucie West. For more information, call (772) 343-1146. City Limits Sports Bar Karaoke 9 p.m.-2 a.m., 900 S.W. Gatlin Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 3368201. Shindig Irish Restaurant & Pub Acoustic Vibes by Jason Montero 9:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m., 464 S.W. Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 785-6202.

Fridays

Tin Fish (East) Live music. 6 p.m.-9 p.m., 327 S.E. Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie For more information, call (772) 8793900. Bogey’s and Stogeys Karaoke 8 p.m.-2 a.m., 1032 S.E. Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 3377778. West End Grill Live music on the patio. 6 p.m.-10 p.m. 1680 St. Lucie West Blvd., St. Lucie West. For more information, call (772) 343-1147.

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City Limits Sports Bar Live music or DJ 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m., 900 S.W. Gatlin Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 336-8201.

TGI Fridays Karaoke 9 p.m.-midnight. 1775 N.W. St. Lucie West Blvd., St. Lucie West. For more information, call (772) 343-1981.

Rinelli’s Yellow Tail Restaurant Bike night every Thursday, weather permitting. 101 N. Second St., Fort Pierce. For more information, call (772) 466-5474.

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West End Grill Live music on the patio. 6 p.m.-10 p.m. 1680 St. Lucie West Blvd., St. Lucie West. For more information, call (772) 343-1147. Good Times (West) Live music 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m., 2096 N.W. Courtyard Circle, Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 878-8844. Tin Fish (East) Live music. 6 p.m.-close, 327 S.E. Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie For more information, call (772) 879-3900. City Limits Sports Bar Live music or DJ 9 p.m.-2 a.m., 900 S.W. Gatlin Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 336-8201. Shindig Irish Restaurant & Pub Live music 9:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m., 464 S.W. Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 785-6202. The Original Tiki Bar Live music after 5 p.m., 2 Avenue A, Fort Pierce. For more information, call (772) 461-0880.

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Today is the 10th anniversary of the line-of-duty death of St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Vasko, according to Sheriff Mascara Ten years ago today, St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Vasko became the first and only Sheriff’s Office K-9 to lose his life in the line of duty, according to Sheriff Ken J. Mascara. “K-9 Vasko, a German Shepherd, and his partner, Deputy Mike Colton, were pursuing a car thief and kidnapper the night of June 24,” Mascara said. “The suspect fled on foot, with Deputy Colton and Vasko in pursuit. “The suspect turned and fired several gunshots in their direction. Despite being hit in the face by gunshots, K-9 Vasko caught his assailant, clamped onto his leg and wouldn’t release him until commanded to do so by Deputy Colton,” Mascara said. The suspect raised his gun in Deputy Colton’s direction, and

he returned fire, wounding the suspect. It was Vasko’s 91st apprehension. The profound loss of blood Vasko suffered brought his life to an end the next morning despite the determined all-night medical care Vasko received from a team of veterinary specialists. He was 5 years old when he died. His funeral took place at the St. Lucie County Civic Center, which since has been torn down. More than 700 people attended the funeral, including law officers from around the state and 80 K-9 teams. Mascara concluded his eulogy with these words: “Of course, Vasko’s heart will never stop. It beats within every person whose life Vasko touched. It beats within each police service dog. And it beats within each of us.” Mascara posthumously awarded Vasko the Sheriff’s Office Medal of Honor and Life Saving Award.


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PORT ST. LUCIE – If you don’t have plans yet for the Fourth of July, two local events will provide families with the opportunity to eat. Celebrate, enjoy fireworks, weather permitting and yes, remember that day in 1776 when the Declaration of Independence was signed. Freedomfest has been taking place in Port St. Lucie for more than 20 years. This year, the family-friendly celebration will take place from 2 -10 p.m. at Martin Health System Village Square, the public plaza in front of the Civic Center. The fun begins at 2 p.m. with live bands, food and refreshments, games and activities for kids and families, arts and crafts, vendors and more. Admission and parking are free. If the summer weather cooperates, fireworks will light up the sky at 9 p.m. Freedomfest will also offer a VIP Party, featuring a buffet that includes pulled pork, chicken, hot dogs and all of the fixings. The event, in the Emerald Ballroom at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center, starts at 6:30 p.m. It costs $25 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. The ballroom provides

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CLUBBIN’ from page 25 Live entertainment at V’s Town Tavern 4-8 p.m. Bottomless Bloody Marys and Mimosas, 970 St. Lucie West Blvd., St. Lucie West. For more information, call (772) 800-3239. Bogey’s and Stogeys Karaoke 10 p.m.-2 a.m., 1032 S.E. Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 3377778. The Original Tiki Bar Live music after 4 p.m., 2 Avenue A, Fort Pierce. For more information, call (772) 461-0880.

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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.

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‘Saving Private Ryan’ showing for free at Sunrise Theatre FOR YOUR VOICE NEWS & VIEWS

ST. LUCIE COUNTY —Remember when movies were classics, and the Sunrise Theatre was the place to be? Well, this summer they are back on the big screen and free. Bring a friend, escape the summer heat, treat yourself to some goodies at our full concession stand and enjoy free popcorn. Have a great time at The Sunrise Theatre, enjoying free Summer Time Movies sponsored by Humana. On Sunday, July 6 at 3 p.m., see “Saving Private Ryan,” rated R, starring Academy Award-winners Tom Hanks and Matt Damon, directed by Academy Award-winner Steven Spielberg. Set during the Invasion of Normandy in World War II, the film is notable for its graphic and realistic portrayal of war, and for the intensity of its opening 27 minutes, which depict the Omaha Beach assault of June 6, 1944. It follows United States Army Rangers Capt. John H. Miller (Tom Hanks) and a squad (Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns, Barry Pepper, Vin Diesel, Giovanni Ribisi, Adam Goldberg

and Jeremy Davies) as they search for a paratrooper, Private First Class James Francis Ryan (Matt Damon), who is the last-surviving brother of four servicemen. Saving Private Ryan received universal critical acclaim, winning several awards for film, cast, and crew as well as earning significant returns at the box office. The film grossed $481.8 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing domestic film of the year in 1998. Tickets are available in person only at the theatre’s box office located at 117 S. Second St., Fort Pierce, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday to Friday and two hours prior to each movie. Limit four tickets per person. Tickets are subject to availability. For more information, call (772) 461-4775. The Sunrise Theatre for the Performing Arts is an intimate 1,200 seat venue, offering the best entertainment on the Treasure Coast. The Sunrise Theatre presents a diverse schedule

of national touring Broadway shows, musical and comedy acts, ballet and opera companies with full orchestras, country stars and classic rock icons. For a comprehensive listing and description of all events booked to date, go to www.SunriseTheatre. com.

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an excellent viewing area for the fireworks. Space is limited. The St. Lucie Mets will play the Jupiter Hammerheads July 4-6 at Tradition Field. After the games on July 4-5, there will be fireworks for those attending the game and a Fun Run, where kids get to run around the bases. The OneBlood bloodmobile will hold a blood drive and offer double movie tickets to blood donors. The Mets will offer memorabilia to be raffled to raise money for the cause and increase awareness of the need for blood donations. There you have it. There are some great ways to celebrate the Fourth and give thanks that we live in a country where we get to celebrate its independence and our freedom as we choose. Freedomfest takes place July 4 at Martin Health System Village Square, in front of the Civic Center, from 2-10 p.m. The VIP Party takes place at the Civic Center’s Emerald Ballroom 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place, Port St. Lucie, beginning at 6:30 p.m. For reservations, call (772) 807-4499. For more information, visit the website, www.cityofpsl.com. The St. Lucie Mets play at Tradition Field, 525 N.W. Peacock Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Tickets prices vary with promotional events. For more information, visit the website, www. stluciemets.com.

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ST. LUCIE COUNTY— The St. Lucie County Library System has upgraded its Freegal subscription, giving library card holders the ability to download five free mp3s every week. The Freegal Music Service gives library users access to more than 3 million songs, including the Sony Music catalog, and nearly 10,000 other music labels from nearly 65 different countries. The database features classic albums and new releases from artists such as Johnny Cash, Michael Jackson, Jack White, Miranda Lambert, John Legend, Pharrell Williams, Jake Owen, Justin Timberlake, The Clash, Jason Aldean, Bob Dylan and more. There is even a huge selection of world music, karaoke tracks and music videos.

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The database allows users to search by artist, song title, album title or genre. Freegal can be accessed through the Library’s main webpage: http://library.stlucieco.gov. The direct link is https://stlucieco.freegalmusic. com/users/sndlogin. The downloaded mp3 tracks can be played on computers, mobile devices, smart phones and burned to CDs. There is even a Freegal mobile app available for smart phones. Anyone interested in learning more about Freegal can contact Mark Freed at (772) 337-5669 or freedm@stlucieco.org. The St. Lucie County Library System is a division of the St. Lucie County Community Services Department and features five branch libraries and a joint-use library with Indian River State College located at the Pruitt Campus in St. Lucie West.

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ST. LUCIE COUNTY — With the ongoing increase in efforts to effectively address mental health in communities across the country, United Way of St. Lucie County and the FamilyWize Community Service Partnership have teamed together to provide a solution for the community. Local residents have saved $709,914 on mental health prescription medications they might not have been able to afford otherwise, thanks to a partnership between the two organizations. More than one in five U.S. adults suffers from mental health issues, while one in 10 young adults experience a period of significant depression, according to MentalHealth.gov. One in 20 Americans lives with a serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or major depression. As part of last month’s recog-

nition of National Mental Health Awareness Month, President Obama issued a proclamation addressing the growing issue of mental illness in the nation. “Over the course of a year, one in five adults will experience a mental illness, yet less than half will receive treatment. Because this is unacceptable, my Administration is fighting to make mental health care more accessible than ever,” Obama’s proclamation read, in part. FamilyWize, a unique national grassroots community initiative offering free prescription assistance to millions of Americans in partnership with United Way of St. Lucie County, is dedicated to reducing the cost of prescription medicine for individuals and families through distribution of free prescription savings cards. The FamilyWize cards may be used by anyone in need and are provided

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UNITED from page 34 free through United Way of St. Lucie County. FamilyWize and the United Way have helped nearly 7 million people nationwide save close to $700 million on the medicines they need to live healthy lives – including $197 million in mental health prescription cost savings. Almost 1,000 United Ways distribute the cards in the communities they serve. “Prescription medicine is crucial for maintaining mental health, but the high costs often act as a barrier,” said Cris Adams, Vice President of Community Impact, United Way of St. Lucie County. “We’re living in tight economic times. People should not have to choose between taking their medication and paying for a meal. The FamilyWize prescription savings program can make the difference in whether or not a patient obtains the proper medicine and follows proper treatment.” Many of the uninsured and underinsured individuals helped by this program may have had to skip their medications otherwise due to high costs, Adams said. Failure to take prescribed medicine is an ongoing problem with mental illness treatment. Non-adherence to antipsychotics is likely the single-biggest factor “contributing to psychotic relapse and hospitalization,” according to

YOUR VOICE NEWS & VIEWS • ST. LUCIE WEST/TRADITION • JULY 4, 2014 • 35 a study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. And the average rate of non-adherence is about 50 percent, according to the Journal of Clinical Psycopharmacology. “Mental health is a key component in overall health and wellbeing, and we’re happy to see some many people able to get the help they otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford, said Susan Gilmore, FamilyWize’s Executive Director of Community Engagements.” As the only prescription assistance service of its kind to pass through 100 percent of its savings directly to its members, FamilyWize brings together millions of uninsured and underinsured individuals and families into one umbrella-buying group to negotiate these discounts. The average discount is 40 percent and is sometimes as much as 75 percent or more — similar to what pharmacies give the largest insurance companies and employers. Since 2005, FamilyWize has helped nearly seven million people get medicine they otherwise could not afford, which accounts for close to $700 million in direct savings on prescriptions. The FamilyWize-United Way Card requires no enrollment or activation. Consumers give the card to their pharmacists every time a prescription is needed and discounts are automatically applied. The FamilyWize card is

accepted at more than 60,000 pharmacies nationwide, including CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Kmart, Target and Walmart. For more information, or to download a free prescription card or compare the discounted price of prescriptions at nearby pharmacies visit www. FamilyWize.org. United Way is a worldwide movement of nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways in 41 countries and territories. It advances the common good by focusing on education, income and health — the building blocks for a good quality life. The United Way movement mobilizes millions to action – to give, advocate and volunteer – to improve conditions in their local community. For more information about United Way, please visit www.UnitedWay.org. The FamilyWize Community Service Partnership was established in 2005 to help all people get the medicine they need. Today, more than 80,000 community agencies, thousands of United Ways and the America’s Promise Alliance Partners coordinate local distribution of the free FamilyWize prescription drug discount card, which lowers the cost of medicine as much as 75 percent or more. The free FamilyWizecards have helped 7 million people save almost $700 million. For more information, visit familyWize.org/about-us.

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Ocean Discovery Camp at St. Lucie County Aquarium, 9 a.m.noon. Kids, aged 6 to 8 can attend and learn why the ocean is so important by having a handson outdoors experience. $95. 420 Seaway Drive Fort Pierce.

For more information, call (772) 462-3474. Pony Up at Tradition Square with Exponential Church. Donate pony tails to benefit the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program. Cash Donation also accepted to benefit the American Cancer Society. The will be live entertainment and food for sale. For more information go to expochurch.com/ponyup St. Lucie Mets vs. Jupiter at Tradition Field. 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $6.50-$8.50. 527 N.W. University Blvd., Port St. Lucie. To purchase tickets, call (772) 871-2115.

Sunday, July 6

Kayak Rental at Savannas Park and Campground. 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Kayaks will be available throughout for rent. Cost: $5 per hour, $15 for four hours, $20 for eight hours. St. Lucie Mets vs. Jupiter at Tradition Field. 1 p.m. Tickets are $6.50-$8.50. 527 N.W. University Blvd., Port St. Lucie. To purchase tickets, call (772) 871-2115. Treasure Coast RC Scale Boat Club meets every Sunday morning. For more information, visit tcrcboaters.org

Monday, July 7

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

Tuesday, July 8

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

Wednesday, July 9 Water Safety Course at St. Lucie County Library, 10-11 a.m. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a class teaching kids K-6 ways to be safe in the water with tips and lessons about swimming and boating. 2410 SE Morningside Blvd. For more information call 772-337-5632. Food Truck Invasion and Fireworks at Tradition Square. 5-9 p.m. Wide selection of food available from local vendors and fireworks after to wrap up the evening. For More information call (772) 340-3500.

Thursday, July 10

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

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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.

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ern 7 p.m.-midnight. Drink specials for ladies. 970 St. Lucie West Blvd., St. Lucie West. For more information, call (772) 8003239. 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.

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