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TRADITION — Developers of Vitalia at Tradition broke ground on the community’s expansive clubhouse on a clear and bright day last week that could have easily made many meteorologists jobless in the Sunshine State. Slated for a mid-2014 completion, the extravagant 24,000-square-foot gathering area will embody what each resident is all about: fun, friends and family with a touch of luxury. “We worked very hard and very diligently, trying to work as closely with you guys as homeowners to understand what it is you want out of your community,” David

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Norma Doody making a difference with Guardian ad Litem Mitch Kloorfain/chief photographer Vitalia residents Neecie Kablan, Cathy Powers, Kathy Pachuta, Diana Coutts, Julianna DiPasquale, Arlene Cohen and Vito Blancato made half of the Vitalia Singers to perform the National Anthem to celebrate the opening of the development’s new clubhouse as part of the next phase of the Vitalia community in Tradition.

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TREASURE COAST — To its critics, the Southeast Florida Regional Partnership’s Seven50 Southeast Florida Prosperity Plan is a usurpation of property rights and local government. To its supporters, it’s necessary regional planning for inevitable population growth that had widespread public contribution. The American Coalition 4 Property Rights, an advocacy organization formed to oppose the partnership, had a presentation about the developing

ST. LUCIE WEST — Amid a faltering fiscal house, the threat of strikes in Syria and a deteriorating waterway he’s desperately trying to save, U.S. Rep Patrick Murphy, D-Jupiter made a scheduled appearance at Manatee Academy K-8 last week. During his visit, Murphy explained the world’s tumultuous times and the inner workings of the federal government to the school’s seventh-grade students partaking in civics studies. “Unfortunately right now, as you might have

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SEVEN50 from page 1 Seven50 Plan at the Peter & Julie Cummings Library, Palm City, on Saturday, Sept. 28. About 100 attended. “In the end, it’s about controlling decisions, controlling local government, controlling individuals,” Kate Boland, chairwoman of the Martin County Republican Party, said at the meeting. The Martin Republican Party issued a resolution in May opposing the partnership and its Seven50 Plan. Ed Fielding, Martin County Commissioner and member of the partnership’s executive committee, said such characterizations are simply wrong. “(Seven50) is a voluntary planning effort that is a cooperative effort by the seven counties of Southeast Florida,” Fielding said. “In that region, there’s about 6.5 million people. During the next 50 years, that’s expected to increase about 50 percent.” Fielding is a Republican. The “Seven” in Seven50 is for seven counties, Broward, Indian River, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties. The “50” is for 50 years. The partnership was launched in 2009 by the South Florida and Treasure Coast Regional Planning councils to apply for a $4.25 million grant from the Departments of Housing and Urban Development’s, HUD, Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program. The partnership was one of 45 successful grant applicants. It hired Dover, Kohl & Partners of Coral Gables to help facilitate public meetings, gather information and facilitate drafting a regional planning guide. Public meetings started in 2012. Words such as “sustainable” raise critics’ concerns. They say

that HUD is using grant funding to implementing portions of the United Nation’s Agenda 21 through regional planning projects, such as Seven50. While the United States is a signatory to the international document, the Senate never ratified it as a treaty. The U.N. Conference on Environment and Development produced Agenda 21 in 1992 as a voluntary action plan for sustainable development. Agenda 21’s critics have long said it’s communism in cloak. The Martin Republican resolution opposing Seven50 refers to Agenda 21 numerous times. “United Nations Agenda 21 operates through ‘sustainable development’ and ‘smart growth’ policies which are being enacted by Regional Visioning Projects and other such initiatives and projects, as revealed in government documents such as the one featuring the South Florida Regional Planning Council and ‘Seven50: Southeast Florida Prosperity Plan,’” the resolution reads. St. Lucie West resident and blogger Suzanne Eovaldi fears the implementation of plans developed by the Southeast Florida Regional Partnership in St. Lucie County would mean low-income housing forced into affluent areas. “Targets of opposition are precincts in PGA (Village) and Tradition and a precinct in North Hutchinson Island,” Eovaldi said in an interview. Eovaldi said money used to promote Seven50 is wrongly spent and she hopes the St. Lucie County Commission will reject the final plan. “They’re using taxpayer money to promote this highly speculative, socialism agenda,” Eovaldi said. The St. Lucie commission is set to review a draft of the Seven50

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he said. It can also be rejected all together, he said. Nevertheless, critics, such as Phyllis Frey, co-founder of the American Coalition 4 Property Rights, say that the Southeast Florida Regional Partnership is a Trojan horse and its Seven50 Plan will become an enforceable document giving the partnership widespread power to veto local government’s development decisions. “No matter what Seven50 tells you now, they will hold all the planning control,” she told at-

tendees at the recent meeting in Martin County. Fielding said that critics’ charges that the partnership will become a megalithic overseer enforcing the Seven50 Plan is baseless. “That’s just a fantasy,” he said, “Not even a favorable fantasy. It’s a fear.” Fielding added that after the HUD grant funding for it runs out next year, the partnership will disappear. What’ll be left, he said, is a document that can help local governments make planning choices for decades.

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Speak up about abuse – sometimes that’s the first step to stopping it Editor’s note: Twenty-four years ago, Congress proclaimed the month of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The story you’re about to read is quite common, yet continues to be told, year after year, person after person. Jill Borowicz, CEO of SafeSpace, a local shelter for domestic violence victims, quoted some statistics in a recently published piece: “One out of every three women will be a victim of domestic violence in their lifetime. There is no bigger threat to women today. Not cancer. Not heart disease.” A proclamation is a start, but 24 years later, we ought to be further along in combatting this dirty little secret which remains largely considered a private matter. The following is my story. My hope is someone will recognize themselves or someone they know who is experiencing a similar situation, and take action. If you are a victim of abuse and need help, if you are in immediate danger, call 911. The local shelter, SafeSpace, can offer assistance with programs and counseling, as well as provide a safe place to stay. You can reach SafeSpace at 1 (800) 500-1119. “When I saw my baby cry I knew that he loved me That was some great victory He cried because of me He hit me with his belt But his tears were all I felt When I saw my baby cry I knew he loved me I knew he loved me”

Tammy Raits Managing editor Your Voice News & Views “977” from “Last of the Independents,” 1994, Chrissie Hynde and The Pretenders I’m in a hair salon, waiting on my just-broken-up-with-boyfriend to get his hair cut. It was an accidental meeting; he was getting his hair cut when I walked in. He asked me to go to lunch when he was done to talk things over. I was considering it. We’d been together four years. We’d gotten engaged a few months prior, but just broken up the previous week. We were done, but not all the way. We needed to wrap up some things. I was considering going to lunch and talking it over. The stylist cutting his hair was

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talking to the stylist at the next station: “Did you hear that (soand-so) beat the crap out of his wife the other day?” Stylist No. 2: “Really? Wonder what she did to deserve that?” I looked at Stylist No. 2 in disbelief. Did she really just say what I just heard? A split second later, the flashbacks started. My clothes all over the lawn, front yard and back, where he’d thrown them. His voice messages, threatening to turn on the sprinklers and ruin my entire wardrobe. Me, ignoring my incessantly ringing cell phone and looking at the dingy walls of the Motel 6, my few-miles-downthe-road refuge at that moment, scared to death he might drive by and see my car. Other pictures flooded my mind. Me, crouching in a closet, hearing him wandering through the house, looking for me, angry, opening and closing closet doors, calling my name. Me crawling behind a hedge at a house down the street, trying to talk sotto-voce to one of his daughters – the only one who can calm him down – on my cell phone because it’s 4 a.m. and I don’t want to wake the neighbors … Countless, numerous pictures run a continuous and fast-paced loop in my head. His voice catapults me back to the present day and the hair salon. “So, lunch?” he says, freshly shorn, grinning and now spun around in the chair to face me. The mental slide show does another furious spin through my brain. I looked at the two women who were just talking about an abused woman they both knew, them wondering what she did to bring it upon herself. I looked at him, my ex, and another picture popped up in my head: him in handcuffs, clad in only his underwear, being led away from the house by deputies. I blinked. He, right in front of me at that moment, looked harmless. He was in “nice mode.” He just wanted to talk. Then I remembered, that’s how it started last time. He was nice, charming, and apologetic. That night ended with him threatening to throw me off the balcony of the fifth-floor hotel room where we were staying. What did I do to deserve that? I’d fallen asleep before he was ready for me to go to sleep. I hear my girlfriend’s recent words ringing in my ears: “If you go back with him, I’m not talking to you anymore. A good friend of mine was killed that way …” I looked at my ex-boyfriend, who wanted to talk me into

coming home, to the house we’d shared for two years, the place that contained all the dirty little secrets of our four-year turbulent relationship. “No,” I said, about lunch. “I can’t.” I walked out of the salon, and didn’t look back — that day. Those women, ignorant as they sounded, probably saved my life. The man whom I hid in closets from was a professional engineer, employed with a world-renowned company, possessed a Mensa-level IQ and bigger ego. He commanded $100,000-a-year-plus salary; he wore suits and ties to work every day, and no one at the fancy corporate lunches and dinners he attended regularly would have ever guessed he was capable of banging my head against the wall hard enough to take two weeks for the swelling to go down. I think I had a concussion, but I’ll never know. I didn’t go to the hospital, because I didn’t want to get him in trouble. That’s what I tried to explain to the prosecutor, when — after one night he threatened to knock my teeth down my throat and threw a pseudo-punch whizzing an inch past my face, twice — I called the cops. The prosecutor pleaded with me, but I couldn’t go all the way. The state offers a comprehensive, 26-week domestic violence awareness education program for first-time offenders, but the only way he was going to be required to attend was for me to press charges. But if I had pressed charges, he would have lost his security clearance, and therefore, his high-paying, prestigious job. Still, the prosecutor kept pushing. Why, lady, is pressing charges in my best interest? Don’t you, with all your training in domestic violence, know that’s the most dangerous thing I could do, report him and cause him to lose his job? Then he has nothing to lose. And then he’s REALLY coming after me … I wish I could say I walked away immediately and made a clean break. Logically, it doesn’t make sense to stay with someone who’s hurting you on a regular basis. But that’s not exactly what happened. And the biggest question I answer, from those who know about it, is, why did I stay? Why didn’t I walk at the first sign of trouble? Well … my answer is not going to be much different than that of countless others who have endured such treatment. He was charming, smart, treated me well

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JazzScat Corner was born a few weeks ago when I had a chance to sit down with Steve Erlanger, who’s way more than the publisher of Your Voice News & Views. An active member of the community and an ardent supporter of the arts, Steve and I talked about how to let people know about the music, dancing, cultural enrichment, and fun happening right here. Steve offered to let us connect with the wonderful Your Voice readers once a month to keep you posted on all we’ve got to share. Have you ever found yourself sitting in an easy chair, watching Vanna spin the Wheel of Fortune and wondering if you might just be missing out on something better? How long since you’ve gotten up in the morning and been really excited about something terrific you had planned for that very evening? For about the price of a cup of coffee and donut at the local drive-through, you could be enjoying an entire evening of fantastic, live music courtesy of the professionals involved with

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Smith, president of AV Homes Florida said during the ceremony attended by more than 150 Vitalia residents and their friends. “This wonderful lifestyle center over my shoulder is representative of our commitment to you and the neighborhood,” Smith said. The new clubhouse will add to the current amenities residents enjoy including over 25 active clubs, walking paths, an exercise room, club room and pool in the current community center. “This isn’t any building, it’s the catalyst for many of you to continue to do what you love to do already in life or to try something new and exciting,” Smith added. The community’s unofficial mayor, Rick Baxter, was brimming with excitement over the future facility. “It’s scary how excited everybody is. They’re all bananas,” said Baxter, who never forgets a birthday or anniversary within the community. Baxter’s better half, Linda, said she’s looking forward to spending time in the Cyber Café with neighbors who have become like kin. “They really are like family around you ... When people are sick or they have a death — God forbid — in the family, they come to your aid and bring food, presents, whatever is needed,” Linda Baxter said. Upon completion, residents will enjoy a resort-style heated pool and hot tub, outdoor pavilion, state-of-the-art fitness center, billiards and game room, grand ballroom with a stage and dance floor, as well as a Cyber Café with a demonstration kitchen. Beyond the walls, a great lawn complete with fire pits will offer a great location for events. The clubhouse will also contain two bocce courts, eight pickle ball courts, five tennis courts and a professionally maintained golf putting green, AV Homes repre-

sentatives said. Port St. Lucie Mayor JoAnn Faiella delivered a keynote address during her first visit to the community. “I’ve been getting a lot of calls lately from people from out-ofstate, passing through our city, saying, ‘Hey, what’s Vitalia all about?’” Faiella said. “And now that I’ve been here, I can tell them it’s warm in here and people are just wonderful in this community,” she said. The mayor’s assessment couldn’t be more accurate, Vitalia resident and St. Lucie County native Tony Reagan said. “I’ve lived in Vitalia for about two years,” Reagan said. “You just couldn’t meet a better group of people, just fun-loving to be around.” “Vitalia has every activity and every club you could imagine and that’s only going to expand with the new lifestyle facility, so we’re very excited about it,” he said. Andrea Tuckman, who can’t wait to join the drama club and rehearse in the clubhouse’s new theater, said the community offers something for everyone. “It’s the kind of community where you can do as much as you want or as little as you want. People are very welcoming,” Tuckman said. “The homes are beautiful, absolutely beautiful. The prices are great right now and I really think that anybody considering moving into this community will be very happy.” Vitalia at Tradition is a gated age-restricted neighborhood planned for 1,200 single-family homes, ranging from 1,400 to approximately 2,500 square feet of living space. It is located within Tradition, the master-planned residential community that encompasses more than 400 acres of lakes, waterways and neighborhood parks and playgrounds all linked by miles of paved pathways. Learn more at www.vitaliahomes.com. AV Homes, Inc. is engaged in homebuilding and community development in Florida and Arizona.

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ABUSE from page 6 95 percent of the time … I thought I loved him. I made excuses: His last wife cheated on him, so it’s natural for him to accuse me; he’s wounded, so he acts out; if I just show him enough love, he will stop being this way and become my white knight once again … This man — who went to the trouble of finding and wrapping a cloth around my shoulders when he noticed me shivering at an outdoor event — was the same man who turned into a monster at the slightest provocation, or none at all. And I never knew when the monster was coming out. No one else ever saw the monster, just me and the grown daughters, whom were all aware of his temper, but grew up “going along to get along.” They were relieved not to be the momentary targets of his wrath. And he was always so nice a few days later. The man I fell in love with returned, temporarily. But the monster always returned, too, and the time between acts was getting shorter. I am fortunate that I was not economically dependent on him, as is the case with many who find themselves unable to easily walk out of an abusive situation. Nor did we have small children to-

gether to serve as mini-hostages. Still, it wasn’t easy to go. His reaction to the mere thought of my walking away ran the gamut from not caring at all to threatening suicide. I was on such an emotional roller coaster, after so long, I began to think I was the crazy one. And I continued to hold out hope: If I just do THIS, or don’t do THAT, he won’t get angry. If I just tiptoe around him, everything will be OK. It has taken a lot of counseling, tears, and research to realize I wasn’t the problem. It has taken me years to be able to publicly talk about this. I’m telling it now because before it happened to me, I once upon a time looked at professional, intelligent people in abusive situations and asked the same question everybody asks: Why didn’t he or she just leave? If my girlfriend hadn’t been so insistent about cutting me off if I hadn’t cut HIM off, my personal history might be reading quite a bit differently today. Please, if you know someone who is in an abusive situation, take a leaf out of my girlfriend’s book and offer something stronger than sympathy. For me, it was the first step on the long road toward becoming healthy again. Tammy Raits is managing editor of Your Voice News & Views.

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ST. LUCIE WEST — Hibiscus Children’s Center helps abused, abandoned and neglected children through its many programs. They include prevention, residential and shelter programs and recovery services. All of this is expensive. The organization recently started the volunteer St. Lucie County Guild. Its mission is to plan fundraising events that the community can participate in while learning more about the organization. Veronica Kolibab, director of special events for Hibiscus Children’s Center, said that this is the first St. Lucie County Guild, although Martin and Indian River counties have had them. “Having a presence in St. Lucie County is vital, considering that many of our programs in St. Lucie service the entire Treasure Coast as well as Okeechobee County,” she said. “Over 50 percent of the children served by Hibiscus originate in St. Lucie County. “I believe that what makes the St. Lucie Guild unique is that we have invited men to join in the fundraising efforts here in St. Lucie County. The men bring a lot to the table and have a passion for the cause.” That is certainly true of Scott Camire, the first Guild president. He and his wife, Nancy,

who is also a guild volunteer, live in Heatherwood. Camire is the owner of A/C Advantage, an air conditioning company. He was delighted to be asked to serve on the Guild. “Helping kids out, helping abused kids is a passion for me,” he said. “It’s dear to my heart. When I was asked and they told me about the Guild, I stepped up. When people hear about it, they step right up to help.” The Camires are originally from the Boston area and they arrived here in 2004. They were not sure where in Florida they wanted to live. “We just kind of drove around,” he said. “We started seeing advertisements for the St. Lucie area. We got off at St. Lucie West and fell in love with it.” Camire is quick to say that he is working with a great group of volunteers. “We brainstorm,” he said. “It’s not just myself. I work with really fantastic people with different ideas. We have some who are still in high school. Renee (Komanetsky), the secretary has all kinds of ideas. We have such a phenomenal group I totally expect it to take off.” The Camires are not the only family group in the Guild. Renee Komanetsky’s mother, Shirley, serves as the treasurer. The new president also acknowledged the help of Brittany MeHaffey, Maa-

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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 person 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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City Golf Championship at the Saints at Port St. Lucie Golf Course. Friday, Oct. 11: 1st tee beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 : 1st and 10th tee beginning at 7:30 a.m. Entry deadline is Oct. 6. Open to amateurs age 16 or older who are full- or parttime residents of Palm Beach, St. Lucie, Martin, Indian River or Okeechobee counties. $75 per person. Entry fee includes all green fees, cart, range balls, Friday lunch, Saturday buffet lunch, tee gift and prizes. 2601 S.E. Morningside Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 398-2901. Pizza Jam at Minsky Gym. 6-9 p.m. Ages 6 to 12. Participants will play basketball games, have contests and eat pizza. Parents are required to register their children the evening of the event at the door. This is a lock-in program. Doors will be locked at 6:30 p.m. Children will not be allowed to leave until a parent picks them up at 9 p.m. Parents must bring

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MANATEE from page 1 seen, our Congress isn’t getting along as good as they should be, similar to some of the games that are played on the playgrounds here at schools when you don’t get along with somebody,” Murphy said from the school’s gymnasium. “The idea is you should be able to reach an agreement at the end of the day. You should be able find that common place.” Teamwork and bipartisanship were recurring themes throughout Murphy’s hour with the children. The congressman also urged students to keep positive in all that they do, referring to his controversial and oftentimes volatile Congressional run against Allen West for seat 18. “You saw what an ugly campaign it was and the negativity that’s gotten into politics,” Murphy said. “I’ve done everything I can in my power to try to make friends on the other side of the aisle. And say, ‘You know what, I don’t care if you’re a Republican, Democrat or Independent, it doesn’t matter. We’ve got to get along and find that middle ground to get something done.’” Murphy also addressed the Indian River Lagoon. “I’ve got to make sure it’s there

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“I happened to be standing at one of the exits as he was leaving, and he walked by and said, ‘Hey Murph, you having fun?’” Murphy said to a roar of laughter. “And he gave me a little (knuckle) pound. I thought that was kind of cool.” Murphy also talked about the tougher part of politics, which he embraces with open arms. “I also get yelled at once in a while. Sometimes you go to these events and people aren’t happy with the vote you took, but that’s the beauty of our government and our constitution, freedom of speech,” Murphy said. “You have the opportunity to voice your opinion.” At the hour’s close, Manatee Principal Lillian Beauchamp and student Marvelle Pittman, 13, gifted Murphy with a pedometer to count his steps on Capitol Hill. Keona Nixon, 13, said the experience brought politics to life. “I appreciate that he came to our school to visit,” Keona said. “Every time I think of Congress now, I’ll think of him.” St. Lucie County Schools Superintendent Genelle Yost, who attended, said the experience will give students a better grasp on national and global issues. “This is a real-life connection,” Yost said. “This is our civics program and who better than a congressman to share firsthand experiences with our young people?”


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The Indian River State College Performing and Visual Arts Department is taking their show on the road, performing the Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre show, “Autograph of a Murder,” at the

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program volunteers visit the children and take note of their needs and advocate for the children to local judges. Doody, who looks after two children, ages 2 and 16, said she’s spent many sleepless nights filled with worry over her teen case. “They need someone in their life to guide them in the right path and that’s where it becomes a challenge, because they are confused,” Doody said. Her time and effort with the teen seem to be paying off after Doody decided upon a school change, she said. “She wants to graduate. She wants to go to college,” Doody said of the girl, who was once “hopeless and confused.” Doody knows first-hand how it is to feel those emotions. As a young girl, she was separated from her parents during her homeland’s violent revolution in the early 1970s. “It’s a poor country now, but back in the day everything was better,” Doody said through tears. “I haven’t been back since and I don’t miss it.” Doody and her parents were reunited in Miami when she was 10. The program’s volunteer recruiter Gail Griffith said Doody’s experience has made her a relatable guardian and given her the life tools she needs to help her children in a unique way. “I think she really feels this compassion for children and she understands what it’s like to be separated from your family and to be scared and not know what’s going on,” Griffith said. “She is a true voice for children. We are very privileged to have someone like Norma to have compassion and strength.” Doody encourages all able Hispanics to give back in some way, regardless of cultural or language barriers. “Go and do it and not be afraid,” said Doody, who became an American citizen in 2008. “That

was the one thing that was stopping me from becoming a guardian, because I wasn’t sure what it entitled and what I was going to get myself into.” “Was I going to be able to handle it?” she said. “I’ll say to anyone, do what you want to do, make a difference because people need you out there.” Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988. Sept. 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on Sept. 16 and Sept.18, respectively. Newly named circuit director Vern Melvin, 64, commended Doody for her dedication. “I continue to be impressed by the passion and commitment of the volunteers like Norma, who help the most vulnerable in our society,” Melvin said. “People like Norma are giving them a voice. What better mission can there be?” Melvin has been involved in the child welfare system in the 19th Circuit for nearly 38 years. He started out as a social worker. From 1992 to 2000 he was the circuit administrator for the Department of Juvenile Justice. In 2000, Melvin became the circuit administrator for the Department of Children and Families, where he remained for 12 years. In 2011, Melvin retired, but came back because of his love for helping children. Melvin also encouraged more Hispanic Americans to volunteer. The program has only 10 Hispanic volunteers. “I’ve always believed in any agency I’ve worked with, we need to represent the community and the diversity is a major part of doing that,” Melvin said.

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FORT PIERCE — When Kellie Pickler’s best friend, Summer Miller, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012, Pickler went and her friend both shaved their heads. It was Pickler’s way of supporting her friend as she began chemotherapy. It is this passion that has brought Pickler fame as a contestant on “American Idol,” as the reigning champion on “Dancing with the Stars” and as a singer/songwriter

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by telephone about buzz cuts, music and her biggest accomplishment. Last year, when Pickler learned that her best friend had breast cancer, she was devastated. “Oh, my gosh, it’s a phone call you never want to get,” she said. “It’s tough, as a friend. It’s hard to see anyone you love go through so much hurt, to be a woman and lose both your breasts and your hair so fast. It’s emotionally, physically and spiritually exhausting. I would never want her to feel she was doing it alone.” Pickler went with Miller to the appointment where the treatment regimen was mapped out. When the nurse told Miller to get a buzz cut so she wouldn’t see her hair fall out on the pillow or go down the drain, the reality of her situation hit Miller all at once. “We went to the gift shop and bought a hat,” Pickler said. “I wanted to buy her her first hat. She put her hat on and it hit her. I said, ‘Summer, dry it up. I don’t want you to say you’re going to lose your hair. We’re going to lose our hair.” The two got their hair buzz cut, even though Miller worried about how Pickler would look at upcoming concerts. “I told her that was secondary,” Pickler said. “I said, ‘We’re going to rock it.’ I had all these wigs and I didn’t take one out of the box. It was so liberating. She would have done the same thing for me.” The two appeared on “Good Morning America,” this week to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Miller has just about completed her chemotherapy. For her Sunrise concert, Pickler will perform songs from her first three albums as well as some

www.YourVoiceWeekly.com new songs and some old friends. “I love Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette,” she said. “I’ll probably do some covers.” Pickler’s new album, “The Woman I Am,” has some songs she wrote with her husband. “My husband and I wrote the title song,” she said. “Right before ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ someone asked what song I would play that described me best. I said, ‘I don’t think I’ve written it yet.’ That night, we wrote ‘The Woman I Am.’” She also has a song, “Selma Drye,” written about her great grandmother. “It’s a song about her and her generation,” Pickler said. “She was very set in her ways. She never had a driver’s license and washed her clothes in the sink. She grew up ragged, rough and tough. She had to be. She’s part of the reason I am the way I am. I get it honest.” Pickler has come so far that it’s hard to imagine which honor or accomplishment pleases her the most. “I’m proud of just not giving up on myself, of taking risks and jumping on the opportunity,” she said. “Sometimes the parachute opens and sometimes it’s not fast enough, but I’ve been so blessed. “My greatest blessing is my husband. I’m so proud I waited and married my soul mate and got it right. He’s my sanctuary. He’s the prize.” After a conversation with Kellie Pickler, you can only conclude that her husband got a prize, too. Singer Kelli Pickler comes to the Sunrise Theatre, 117 S. Second St., Fort Pierce, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $45 and $49. Call the box office at (772) 4614775 or visit the website www. sunrisetheatre.com.

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we don’t own a microwave back there.” A must-try appetizer exclusive to the boulevard location is the Tin Fish Mahi Roll ($6.95). The over-sized roll, which resembles an egg roll, includes freshly grilled Mahi-Mahi, rolled into a tortilla with avocado, roasted bell pepper and red cabbage. The dish, the brainchild of the eatery’s very own Diego Benavidez, is coated with Panko and deepfried to a perfect, crisp golden brown. The crunch upon first bite is resounding. A delectable dish, perfect for lunchtime, is the New England lobster roll ($17.95). Fresh Maine lobster comes stuffed in a buttered and grilled roll and comes either served hot in butter or cold and tossed in a creamy celery-tarragon dressing. The hot version is irresistible. Another great entrée is the grilled seafood flatbread ($11.95) made with fresh ricotta and mozzarella cheese spread over a thin, crispy flatbread and topped with seared scallops, grilled shrimp and fresh basil. Tin Fish creator Joseph Melluso of St. Lucie West sold Beutel the restaurant three years ago. Melluso, who started the eatery in California in 2000 to honor a

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