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TREASURE COAST — Opponents of the hotly debated Affordable Care Act, or “ObamaCare” as it’s most commonly called, say the new law, which requires all Americans to have health insurance by next year is unconstitutional. But whether the new law is legal or not, really depends on who you ask. “I’m very disappointed. If anybody reads the Bill of Rights, it gives the right to pursue happiness, not give happiness or healthcare,” Bill Paterson, chairman of the Republican Party of St. Lucie County said. “Making it mandatory for somebody to purchase something is unconstitutional. Yes, making it mandatory for people to buy car insurance if they’re driving on our roads is constitutional. That last point is key. This president has trampled all over our Constitution,” Paterson said. Nationwide sign up for affordable healthcare plans through the new marketplace began on Oct. 1 at HealthCare.gov. The site has been largely blacked out since its launch because of technical difficulties. Paterson said the major glitches and unavailability of the site are indicators of things to come. “It’s become a joke on the late night shows,” Paterson said. State Rep. Larry Lee Jr., D-Port

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TREASURE COAST — Gov. Rick Scott laid political blame on the president for lingering pollution that plagues the once pristine Treasure Coast waterways. Scott, who spoke briefly at the grand opening of Bass Pro Shops located just beyond Tradition’s border,

said President Barack Obama is remiss for not visiting the discharge-ravaged lagoon or funding special projects to clean up and prevent future damage. “Unfortunately, the federal government is not doing their job. Lake Okeechobee is their responsibility. They’re not putting money into the dike like they should. It’s very disappointing,” Scott told members of the media after his brief appearance. “President

Obama needs to come down here, and show up and look at what he’s doing. Because he’s clearly not funding Lake Okeechobee the way he should.” “What we are doing in our budget, this last year we put $20 million into storm (water) treatment 44A and we’re going to add another $40 million this next year,” Scott said. “On top of that,

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TREASURE COAST — U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Jupiter, hailed last week’s passage of the first water bill in seven years as a major milestone in the fight for clean water on the Treasure Coast. “This is a huge win for Florida and a huge win for Congressional District 18 and really the entire Everglades,” Murphy said during an Oct. 24 press call with media the day after the bill passed the House floor. The Water Resources Reform and Development Act contains approximately $8 billion worth of national water projects. Of that total, the state received $1.8 billion in funding. The bill, which already passed the Senate, will head for final review before a conference committee before landing on the president’s desk. “We definitely got a very big share of that. A lot of that is because of the entire Florida delegation advocating for these projects,” Murphy said. Main state projects included in the legislation are water storage and retention improvements to the C-43 canal on Florida’s west coast, the Broward County Water Preserve Project, Biscayne Bay

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party on common sense ideas to improve the health care system. Insurance (health, auto, homeowner’s) is mainly regulated at the state level,” he said. “Erasing those lines may sound like a good idea in theory, but if we did that, I would want protections in place to make sure that the South Dakota plan treats patients and doctors fairly in St. Lucie County and that the Utah insurance commissioner has the ability to protect Indiantown consumers from fraud.” Those who don’t buy healthcare insurance privately or through HealthCare.gov will be penalized. Michael Terrio, investment advisor and president of The Terrio Group, a retirement planning company based in St. Lucie West, held an informational seminar at Tradition Town Hall on Oct. 18 to explain the new costs. “In 2014, if you don’t have some sort of health insurance, you’re going to be hit with a one percent penalty against your modified adjusted gross income or $95 per person, whichever one is higher,” Terrio said. “For a child, it’s going to be $47.50. This is kind of the ramp up. People are saying well, this is isn’t that big of a deal.” “By 2015, it becomes 2 percent of modified adjusted gross income, or $325, whichever one is higher. That’s a jump, wouldn’t you agree?” After that, the rates increase dramatically, Terrio said. “By 2017, from that point forward, it’s going to increase every single year by inflation … There’s no cap.” Lawmakers should be subject to the same fees and laws that they make, Paterson said. But,

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it’s a common misconception that members of Congress are exempt from The Affordable Care Act, Murphy said. “Members of the House and the Senate, as well as their staff, will be going from the federal employee-based plan to the Obamacare marketplaces starting the first of the year,” Murphy said. “I strongly believe that Members of Congress should have to play by the same rules as families on the Treasure Coast and Palm Beaches.” “In fact, I support adding the president and the White House staff to the exchanges as well,” Murphy added. “One of the best ways to keep an eye on whether the marketplaces are actually working for the middle class is to force Members of Congress to feel the law’s impact firsthand.” The availability of treatment will be compromised, some say. Dr. Michael Hofstee, a licensed chiropractic physician in St. Lucie County, said the wait time for routine checkups, other procedures and preventative visits, which are free of charge under the new law, will increase with the inundation of new patients. Hofstee, a Canadian native, is also State Committeeman of the Republican Party of St. Lucie County. “Any country where they have socialized medicine, you can compare their waiting times to get some sort of a procedure and it’s always going to be longer on average, because if you’re getting paid less to do a procedure, some facilities are going to say that’s no longer profitable to do that, so we’re going to close,” Hofstee said. Many private practices may be forced to close-up shop, Hofstee said. “We think that we’re going to have the same access to care as we have now and everybody’s going to be insured, but economically, that’s just not a supportable system,” Hofstee said. “So, somewhere, something’s going to have to give. One of the things that is going to give is the number of doctors there are, the number of facilities, the number of hospital beds.” “It’s not something that is going to happen overnight, but eventually those things are going to start trickling down.” Hofstee compared the new system to the dwindling popularity of HMOs, health maintenance organizations that contract with health care professionals and facilities to create a “provider network.” “When you’re in socialized medicine, you will have no outof-network. You have to go to

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LAGOON from page A1 through our Department of Transportation, we’ve added $90 million to increase the flow of water through Tamiami Trail. So we are doing the right things. The federal government isn’t.” River advocates in attendance pointed to Scott as the problem. “The whole thing falls in his lap and he’s blaming somebody who has no responsibility,” Indian Riverkeeper Marty Baum said. More than a dozen “Riverlutionaries” chanted “Save Our River” as the governor took to the stage to laud Florida as the fishing “capital of the country.” “Right now, the only place in the whole lagoon we’ve got worth a doggone is from Jensen Beach to Vero and that’s because of the Fort Pierce Inlet,” Baum said. “Everything has either got six square miles of dead sea grass, the discharges (are) killing all of our biodiversity and our offshore fishery is going to collapse this winter because we’ve lost the fishery of more than 2 billion fish and all of our winter fishery offshore depends on the lagoon.” “We’ve just been totally thrown to the dogs,” Baum said. “And he has not done anything but support and enable polluters to continue what they’re doing.” Baum added Scott has yet to meet one-on-one with area residents affected by the dirty freshwater

YOUR VOICE NEWS & VIEWS • ST. LUCIE WEST/TRADITION • NOVEMBER 1, 2013 • A7 dumps from Lake Okeechobee by the Army Corps of Engineers. Hundreds of protestors gathered in August during a gubernatorial visit to the St. Lucie Lock and Dam, where billions of gallons of the discharges passed through since May. The governor addressed the press, but didn’t meet with constituents. The flood gates closed last week as the state enters its dry season. “The important thing is when he came to the locks and there was 300, 400 or 500 of us, he flat out ignored us. He wouldn’t even say ‘hello.’ He was a coward. He hid and he ran just like he did today,” Marty Baum said. Port St. Lucie resident Nyla Pipes wants Scott to stand in solidarity with lagoon activists. “It’s unacceptable. He’s supposed to be representing the people of the state of Florida and the state of Florida has a major water problem. It’s time for him to step up,” Pipes said. “I think that if the governor was supporting us, the president might come a little sooner. I’m disappointed in the president as well, I’m not going to lie,” Pipes said. “I wish Obama would come as well, but I think our governor can get him here sooner than we could if he would stand beside us and align himself with us.” Capt. Don Voss, who heads the Marine Cleanup Initiative based in Fort Pierce, said the sight of a lifeless lagoon is shameful. “The most healthy fish are right

Mitch Kloorfain/chief photographer Gov. Rick Scott spoke during the grand opening of Bass Pro Shops in Port St. Lucie on Oct. 23. Scott received ‘boos’ from a crowd of Indian River Lagoon activists who say the governor has ignored their pleas to help clean up the troubled St. Lucie River. inside the aquarium and we’re all going inside to see what it looks like,” Voss said of the 13,000-gallon saltwater aquarium in the outdoor superstore. The governor will continue to be greeted with crowd “boos” if he doesn’t soon meet with locals, said State Rep. Larry Lee Jr., D-Port St.

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Photo courtesy of the University of Florida St. Lucie West Centennial High School science teacher Lea-Ann Zub teachers her students about the area’s environment. She is enrolled in a master’s program in Ecological Restoration at the University of Florida’s Indian River Research and Education Center in Fort Pierce.

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ST. LUCIE WEST — Lea-Ann Zub teaches environmental science at St. Lucie West Centennial High School. She is dedicated to educating the next generation about the importance of preserving the Treasure Coast, an area she knows well. Zub was raised in Palm City, and her parents, Barbara and Joseph, live in the Evergreen Club. She is studying for a master’s degree in Ecological Restoration at the University of Florida’s Fort Pierce location, the Indian River Research and Education Center. Zub was recently named a recipient of a Martin County Master Gardener’s scholarship. Zub has been teaching environmental science to regular and advanced placement classes St. Lucie West Centennial for several years. At the beginning of the school year, she always asks students why they have selected that course. “A lot of the kids have an interest in the environment,” she said. “They want to learn about recycling and how to be green. They learn that they do make a difference, that every time they make a choice at the grocery store or give something away, or recycle an item, it has a positive impact.”

Zub said that students think what they do doesn’t make a difference, but she tells them that if everyone did something, there would be change. “They are concerned about the (Indian River) Lagoon,” she said. “They see the issues and we talk about that. There’s education about peacefully supporting things and bringing awareness peacefully. I share with them events I go to. They’re coming of age to vote. The most important thing is to know who you’re voting for. They work for us and we need to hold them accountable. Sometimes I see light bulbs go on.” Zub said her students can’t understand why people just don’t fix the problems in the Indian River Lagoon. They find it difficult to understand red tape and competing interests. “It is tough to understand,” she said. “It’s an awakening moment for them.” In her master’s program, Zub is focused on restoring land to its natural state. That may involve areas where toxic substances have been used or where invasive plants and species have taken over. “We try to restore it or make it better,” she said. “We monitor invasive species and eradicate them to maintain the area.”

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ZUB from page A9 Zub would prefer using natural means to eradicate plant and animal pests when possible, but knows that it is not always practical. “It’s not always realistic,” she said. “You can’t hand pull (plants) from hundreds of acres.” Zub is also the sponsor of the Green Club at the school. “There are about 20 kids,” she said. “It’s a good group. We hold workshops after school that are open to faculty and students. They’re on using native plants for landscaping or making a rain barrel to conserve water. I’d like to have two or three a year.” Zub and her husband, Jason, own Green Paw Adventure Sports. They put on off-road bik-

ect’s goal is to deliver, within two years, a finalized plan for a combination of restoration projects in the central Everglades to prepare for congressional authorization as part of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP). The Central Everglades Planning Project is supposed to identify and plan for projects to allow more water to be diverted south to the central Everglades, according to the project’s website, evergladesplan.org. An amendment added to the bill last week will still allow for CEPP projects, Murphy said. It allows the South Florida Water Management District to move forward with new projects and be paid back by the federal government, Murphy said. “Basically that’s a really big win, because the South Florida Water Management District can now move forward with any new projects that they want,” Murphy said. “And what this did is provide about $400 million worth of credits for the South Florida Water Management District for work they’ve already done for Central Everglades.”

The Army Corps of Engineers would have had to complete its annual Chief’s Report in order for CEPP to have been included in the bill. The report, which has been delayed because of the partial government shutdown, should be completed sometime early next year. The report will either give the green light or hit the brakes on vital projects that affect the Treasure Coast, including Herbert Hoover Dike improvements and construction improvements to the C-44 canal, also known as the St. Lucie Canal. The congressman promised to press the Army Corps for its report. “We’re going to keep the pressure on the Corps. Last time I heard, the Chief’s Report will hopefully be done in the spring of next year. So, the South Florida Water Management District can start looking at some of the projects and start prioritizing what they want to move forward with,” Murphy said. “Basically, when that Chief’s Report is done, it’s full steam ahead with this. I’m optimistic and hopeful we’re down to just a matter of months now that that Chief’s Report will be done. And we’ll keep pushing them to hurry up.”

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INVISIBLE from page A12 discussion. Light refreshments will be served. The Invisible War is a groundbreaking investigation about one of America’s most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. The film paints a startling picture of the extent of the problem — today, a female soldier in combat zones is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. The Department of Defense estimates there were a staggering 19,300

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LAGOON from page A7 health of the Indian River Lagoon and the health of our waterways,” Lee said. Internationally renowned marine wildlife artist and conservationist Guy Harvey attended the grand opening. The Cayman Islands resident, who said he frequents the Treasure Coast, acknowledged the languished lagoon. “They’ve got to come up with some different options, the local water authorities,” Harvey said. “They’ve got to think of the devastating long term consequence to the marine life and make a change. It’s very, very important.”

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Edwin R. Massey, president of Indian River State College, has been selected from more than 1,200 state and community college presidents nationwide to receive the Association of Community College Trustees highest CEO award. The 2013 Marie Y. Martin Chief Executive Officer Award was presented to Massey in front of a standing-room-only crowd of more than 2,000 college trustees and presidents on October 4 at the National ACCT Leadership Conference in Seattle.  Honored for his exceptional leadership, talent for translating vision into action and strong record of accomplishments, Massey was previously named the Southern Regional CEO of the Year, which qualified him as one of five regional finalists for the national award.    Accepting the national award on behalf of “the entire Indian River State College family,”

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COLLEGE from page A17 Massey credited “the dedication of the College faculty and staff, great students, sound direction by the Board of Trustees, and tremendous community support for IRSC’s achievements.” “We have an outstanding team, and attaining this level of national stature is absolutely due to the combined efforts and contributions of all those committed to the College’s success,” Massey said.   IRSC Board of Trustees members Werner Bols, chair, of Stuart, and Jose’ Conrado, of Vero Beach, were present at the ACCT Leadership Conference when the award was announced.    “We couldn’t be more proud,” Bols said. “This recognition of Dr. Massey is exceptionally well-deserved.” “One of the hallmarks of Dr. Massey’s presidency is his intense commitment to community needs, building numerous collaborative partnerships at the local, state and national levels to foster economic and workforce development,” Bols said. ”Under his leadership, IRSC has become a nationally respected, high-performing institution with far-reaching benefits for the Treasure Coast and our students.  In recognition of Dr. Massey’s dedication to excellence and world-class results, the IRSC Board whole-heartedly commends and congratulates him.” Massey was appointed IRSC’s third president and CEO in 1988, and his tenure in office has been marked by a legacy of exceptional accomplishments. Examples include: Expanding enrollment by 300 percent in more than 130 degree and certificate programs. Significantly expanding the College’s five campuses to include more than 700 acres and 1.5 million square feet of state-ofthe-art educational facilities.

Leading the College’s transition from Indian River Community College to Indian River State College, expanding the College mission to become a Baccalaureate degree-granting institution, and establishing 23 new bachelor’s degree programs linked directly to regional workforce needs. Achieving national rankings for IRSC as the 10th best college in the Southern Region by U.S. News & World Report and fourth most affordable college by the U.S. Department of Education. Increasing Foundation assets by more than 900 percent and raising funds to support student scholarship awards of $3.3 million annually. Securing more than $90 million in local, state and national grant awards over the past 10 years for projects ranging from the highly successful Regional Center for Nuclear Education and Training to the new Lasers and Fiber Optics Regional Education Center. Supporting high-quality instruction as evidenced by the fact that IRSC consistently ranks No. 1 among the 28 Florida College System institutions in the percent of budget dedicated directly to instruction, and lowest among FCS institutions in administrative costs. Ensuring an exemplary fiscal audit history for over 25 years. Massey, an Indian River County resident, was first employed by the college as a biology professor in 1973 and promoted to several administrative positions prior to becoming president in 1988. He serves on many local, state, and national boards and is frequently called upon to present on higher education topics and issues at national conferences and forums, including a meeting of prominent educational and industry leaders at the White House in Washington, D.C., last year. He currently serves as Chair-Elect of the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship.

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CARLSEN from page A20 lot of people don’t know that.” Restore Hope, Somalia, was a humanitarian mission from 1992 to 1994. It’s best remembered for the Battle of Mogadishu, which is also called Black Hawk Down. Brewer said after talking to county staff and others about the termination, he’s convinced Carlsen’s termination was about office politics, not wrongdoing. “It was an injustice that should not have taken place,” he said. “Those of us who have been her clients know she’s always gone above and beyond the call of duty.” Brewer is a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 566, Port St. Lucie, and is its representative to the United Veterans of St. Lucie County. United Veterans is a collaborative not-for-profit organization formed by numerous veterans groups in St. Lucie County. Among other things, it raises money to help the county’s veteran services office. Carlsen started as a county veteran services officer in 2001, about two years after injuries forced her to discharge from the Army. In a telephone interview, she said the county alleged insubordination and terminated her. Previously, Erik Gill, St. Lucie’s public information officer, confirmed that she was involuntarily terminated. Carlsen said county staff asked her to sign an agreement accepting a pay cut. She consulted with Jeffrey Bumb, area vice president of the County Veterans Service Officers Association of Florida. Carlsen said he recommended not signing it, so she didn’t. Bumb, in a telephone interview, politely declined to comment about the incident. In a telephone interview after the commission meeting, which she didn’t attend, Carlsen said her termination was a culmination of events that started in 2012 when she reported that former execu-

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Thirteen area artists, featured in Helping People Succeed’s 2014 Art for Living Calendar, will be on hand for three separate calendar signing events planned in November and December. Seacoast National Bank hosts the 2014 Art for Living Calendar Signing Reception on Thursday, Nov. 7, between 6 and 8 p.m. in the Seacoast Main Lobby, 815 Colorado Ave. in Stuart. Tickets are $75 per person and include a calendar, one drink ticket and hors d’oeuvres. Reservations are available online at www.hpsfl. org or by calling Lynn Austin at (772) 320-0773 or emailing her at laustin@hpsfl.org. On Sunday, Dec. 1, the artists will be available for a calendar signing hosted by Barnes & Noble Bookstore in Jensen Beach. The signing will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Calendars are $20 each and can be purchased at the bookstore. The third event is Saturday, Dec. 7 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the A.E. “Bean” Backus Gallery, 500 N. Indian River Drive in Fort Pierce. Calendars are $20 each and will be sold by Helping People Succeed at the Gallery. This is the second year the artists will be signing at the Backus Gallery. Area artists, whose paintings are featured in the calendar, include: Dennis Aufiery, Jane Blatt, Nanette Carton, Cristina

de la Vega, Susan Fowler, Kevin Hutchinson, Julia Kelly, Valerie Lally, Dan Mackin, Pam Patterson, Nancy Smythe, Erin Weinberg and Theresa Woleslagle. Sponsors for the calendar are: Seacoast National Bank, Publix, WaterPointe Realty, Stuart Business Systems, Martin Health System, Ross Mixing, Mary Kay Buckridge, Barbara Trimble, Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers, Mark Brechbill, CPA, NISAIR, E.W. Consultants, Inc., Laws Scott & Gillespie, Forest Hills Funeral Home, Photo Fantasies, and Schmitt, Cambron & Reynolds, PL. Dave Basom designed the cover art from the 13 selected calendar paintings. Southeastern Printing prints the popular calendar and has served as a sponsor for more than 15 years. Helping People Succeed is a non-profit organization that serves more than 4,500 families in Martin, St. Lucie, Okeechobee and Indian River counties with programs and services for babies, families, adults with disabilities and most recently, newly-organized after-school programs for elementary, middle and high school students with autism spectrum disorder. For additional information, please contact Lynn Austin at (772) 320-0773 or by email at laustin@hpsfl.org. The information is also available online at www.hpsfl.org.

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Do you know the condition of the circuit (or electrical) panel at the helm of the electrical system in your home? Although it may have served you well without apparent problems in the past, it may not be able to handle the demand of today. Outdated panels and wiring can pose a serious fire threat to you and your family. Any circuit panel that is thirty years or older is considered outdated and should definitely be replaced. However, if you have a newer home, it’s important to check for common wiring mistakes and code violations. Overall, it’s simply a good idea to annually inspect any hard-working panel for signs of heat and corrosion, and to check condition of the wires and insulation. It’s also important to know your local and national electrical code to be in compliance and keep your family safe. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, home electrical problems account for 26,100 fires and $1 billion in property loss each year. In fact, about half of all residential electrical fires involve electrical wiring and December and January are typically the most dangerous months for electrical fires. If you have a malfunctioning circuit panel, it may simply need repair, but it’s typically impos-

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kids. “Even though I’m out of the classroom. I still have the experience of being a part of teaching, which is nice,” she said. Students of the IRSC Performing Arts Academy will perform “Aladdin Jr.” on Nov. 8-9 at the McAlpin Fine Arts Center, 3209 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce. Performances are Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 9 at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $8. This performance is not part of the subscription series and series seats cannot be guaranteed. For more information, call the box office at (800) 220-9915. For more information about the Performing Arts Academy, call Rebecca Shearer or Ben Rowley at (772) 462-7695.

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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 N. Second Street, Fort Pierce. For more information, call (772) 293-9191.

Sunday, Nov. 3

On the Edge Bar & Grill Bloody Mary Sunday & live music. 3 p.m.-7 p.m. $4.75 Bloody Marys and live music every Sunday. 1136 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce. For more information, call (772) 882-9729. The Original Tiki Bar Reggae Sunday featuring 23 Trees. 3 p.m. 2 Avenue A, Fort Pierce. For more information, call (772) 461-0880.

Wednesday, Nov. 6

On the Edge Bar & Grill Wino Wednesday with live music. 8 p.m.-11 p.m. $2 off all glasses of wine all day. 1136 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce. For more information, call (772) 882-9729.

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.

Thursday, Nov. 7

On the Edge Bar & Grill Ladies Night and live music. 8 p.m.11 p.m. Ladies enjoy extended happy hour from 6 p.m. to close. Half off domestic drafts, house wines and well liquor. 1136 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce. For more information, call (772) 882-9729. 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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19th Hole Sundays

All choices come with your choice of soup, salad or coleslaw. Served with homemade bread and butter. All dinners come with your choice of starch and vegetables except pasta dishes, includes beverage of your choice.

Saint Lucie West’s Premier Seafood Restaurant Proudly Serving Saint Lucie West for 15 Years Hours: Sun - Thurs 4-10 Fri & Sat 4-11

1347 NW St. Lucie West Blvd. Port ST. Lucie • FL 34986

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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) 8071585.

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.

772-345-1234

10511 SW Village Center Drive. ( Tradition Square )

Live Music on

Fri & Sat Nights Okeechobee Location Coming Soon!

Taco Tuesday $1.99 Cod Tacos

Large Outdoor Patio

Roberta Hepburn welcomes you to come in. “Let us cook for you.”

Visit Us At OUR OtheR LOcAtiOns: Port St. Lucie Blvd. • 772-879-3900 Jensen Beach • 772-557-3474

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Community Calendar Friday, Nov. 1

Fall Festival at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center. Nov. 1 from 5 p.m. to midnight, Nov. 2 from 11 to midnight, Nov. 3 from noon to 6 p.m. The Fall Festival is a family-oriented event attended each year by many thousands that will include carnival rides, costume contest, live entertainment and more. 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place, Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 878-2277.

Artists from Around the Corner and Around the World

St. Bernadette Concert Series St. Lucie West

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Tai Chi for Health Classes at the Oxbow Eco-Center. 9:15 a.m.10:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Tai Chi instructors Hilde and Hector Ruiz-Puyana will lead classes in Tai Chi for Health, designed for everyone including those who suffer from arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis and balance issues. Appropriate for ages 16 and up. $10 per class or $32 for four classes. RSVP a must. 5400 N.E. St. James Drive, Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 785-5833.

Francesco Attesti with The Academy Orthestra

1st Januar y 3

9th Februar y

Atlantic Ringers

Treasure Coast Youth Symphony

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Varsity High School Football Treasure Coast vs. Central at South County Regional Sports Complex. 7-9 p.m. Tickets are $6. 1301 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce.

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Saturday, Nov. 2

Fall Festival at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center. Nov. 2 from 11 to midnight, Nov. 3 from noon to 6 p.m. The Fall Festival is a family-oriented event attended each year by many thousands that will include carnival rides, costume contest, live entertainment and more. 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place, Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 878-2277.

Sunday, Nov. 3 Daylight Saving Ends

TC RC Scale Boats at Tradition on the east side of the lake. 8 a.m.-11 a.m. Tradition Green Market at The Landing at Tradition. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Shop local vendors for fresh produce, arts & crafts, and more! Every Sunday through Dec. 1. Event is subject to change without notice. For more information, visit

Community Green Market at the Manabu Takasawa

Les Moineaux

4th March 1

3rd March 2

0th March 3

Josiah Wilkinson

The Boston Trio

Professional Chorus

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Fresh Salad Bar w/over 40 choices

1401 NE Indian River Drive

Tickets On Sale Now!

LIMITED TIME OPPORTUNITY Become A “Patron Member”

Jensen Beach Midway between Jensen Beach Causeway and East Ocean Blvd.

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3-7pm and 9-11pm Live Music

Wed./Thurs and Sat. (Call for Details) Come Relax by the River!

Fun, Casually Elegant Waterfront Dining Join Us For Our Early Bird

4-5:30 7 days a week over 10 entrees to choose from Sunday Brunch

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Port St. Lucie City Hall parking lot. Rain or shine. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Locally grown fruits and vegetables, seafood, fresh baked goods and arts and crafts. Free admission and parking. 121 S.W. Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 3453797.


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Martin health system lecture National Diabetes Month FOR YOUR VOICE NEWS & VIEWS

TRADITION — As November approaches, so too does the holiday season. With food in no shortage at holiday meals, it’s important to learn what can help you, and what can hurt you, especially those with diabetes. November is National Diabetes Month, and The Brennity at Tradition is hosting a lecture by Carolynn Strom, registered nurse and certified diabetes educator. “Understanding Type 2 Diabetes” will be the focus of Carolynn’s lecture with questions to be answered at the end. Appropriate snacks will be

provided. The event will take place Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 3 p.m. at The Brennity at Tradition To RSVP or get directions, call (772) 345-2700. The Brennity at Tradition, located at 10685 S.W. Stony Creek Way, is an elegant independent living, assisted living and memory care community for seniors that provides exceptional recreational, cultural, and life-long learning opportunities. For more information about The Brennity at Tradition and their management company Sagora Senior Living, go to: www. sagora.com.

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The 6th Guide My Hands Friends with Flowers program takes place Nov. 2 FOR YOUR VOICE NEWS & VIEWS

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HAPPY HOUR!! 2 FOR 1 DRINKS

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• Eggplant Rollantini • mussels Red or White • Fried Calamari • Clams Casino • Bruschetta • Giant meatball

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• mixed Green • Caesar • Or soup

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• Chicken Parm with spaghetti • Chicken Francese with Veg & Potato • Chicken marsala with Veg & Potato • salmon Francese with Veg & Potato • Baked lasagna • Zuppa dimussels with spaghetti • Rigatoni with Vodka Cream sauce

Avail in casual room or patio only

2 for $2900 offer good everyday except holidays. Must be seated by 5:30pm. Cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers. Mention this ad:

St. Lucie West LOCATION

Fri. Nov 1st Karaoke

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Weddings Private Parties & Corporate Events, Private Room Available for all Occasions

Sat. Nov 2nd

Halloween Custume Bash! $5.00 Cover Donated to Hibiscus Childrens Center

COmE And EnjOy Opera Night • 7pm OuR dRink sPECiAls! Best Italian Restaurant with Franco Corso

Sun. Nov. 3rd

ST. LUCIE COUNTY — On Saturday, Nov. 2, the Friends with Flowers Program seeks to bring smiles to homebound individuals identified by local churches in Fort Pierce and to Treasure Coast Hospice House patients in St. Lucie County. In partnership with area churches Treasure Coast Hospice will sponsor Friends with Flowers with the goal to share flowers and smiles. Volunteers from area churches will participate in Friends with Flowers by assembling flower bouquets and delivering them to brighten someone’s day. We need your help to donate flowers for this special event. Drop-off flowers the day of the event. We can never

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

win $500 Gift Certificate

Come visit our tearoom and each time your name will be entered into a drawing for $50000 Gift Certificate good at the jewelry store

Call for RESERVATIONS:

772-781-5153 We Love Groups of 2 or 45 Charity, Birthday, Baby Shower, Business or Club Luncheons. OUR HOURS -OPEN TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY-FRIDAY 11am-5pm or any day for private parties of 25 or more call for information 772-781-1133 or 772-781-5153

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have too many flowers. More flowers bring more smiles. If you have ever been touched by hospice or if you want to brighten someone’s day, then we ask you to donate flowers on Nov. 2 between 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. at the Miracle Prayer Temple church on Avenue Q in Fort Pierce. Treasure Coast Hospice is a nonprofit community organization of caring professionals and dedicated volunteers whose mission is to provide compassionate, comprehensive, high-quality care for patients and those who share their lives in St. Lucie, Martin and Okeechobee counties. Services, including respite care, counseling and bereavement services, are available to anyone regardless of their ability to pay.

Country Club Plaza • 3868 SE Dixie Hwy., Stuart 772-781-1133 • Hours: Tues. - Fri. 10am - 5:00pm

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Tin Fish Okeechobee Fresh fish, good food. Simple — casual and done very well OKEECHOBEE — Over the past five years we have been asked numerous times “why don’t cha, come out to Okeechobee”. While working on expanding the Tin Fish brand, we had meetings out in Okeechobee with a gentleman who kept taunting us to come out there: “Please, we need a great fish place right in the smack of town,” so after several location scouting days and meeting with Terry Burroughs, who seems to be the town coordinator, Terry hand- walked Joseph Melluso, the founder and creator of Tin Fish, through the city offices and everyone was excited to help and make the arrival as smooth as possible. So now the choice location is being worked on; Tin Fish is reworking the old Five Guys location at 301 N. Parrot St. We met Chris Close, the land-

lord of the good-looking building and we struck a deal that is a win-win for Tin Fish, Chris Close and Okeechobee. Tin Fish has a track record of giving back to all of the communities it becomes a part of. Tin Fish signed a 10-year lease with four five-year options, planning on cooking for the community, fish after fish after fish, day after day after day. All Tin Fish locations are uniquely different in the way they look and the menu items they serve. “We adjust to all neighborhoods. In Okeechobee, we will serve catfish, gator, frog legs, which we have great experience with at some of our other locations. Specials will include seasonal options of fresh mullet and grits and shrimp and grits. The Tin Fish menu will have all of the usual choices: The offthe-grill will feature clean, lean

See FISH page B12

Jazz Jams

presents

Wed., Nov. 1 6-9 PM • Special Pricing on Drinks • Special Jazz Menu • $5 Cover, Members $4

at

Tutto Fresco ITALIAN GRILL 1180 SE Port St. Lucie Blvd., PSL

FESTIVAL OF TREES November 26 thru December 18th

Christmas Refreshments Served

Nov.6 PSL Botanical Gardens

2410 Westmoreland Blvd, PSL 6:30 - 9:30 PM • $5 Cover, Members $4

Watch future ads for special guest artists at these venues and more. Special pricing may apply.

www.jazzsociety.org email: info@jazzsociety.org

office: 772-460-JAZZ (5299)

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Nov.5 Sunrise Theatre’s BLACK BOX

Presents a

Visitors Welcome Enjoy the Spirit of this Joyous Season.

UPCOMING Jazz JaMs:

117 S 2nd St, Ft Pierce • Full Bar avail. 7 - 10 PM • $6 Cover, Members $5

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Island Dunes Country Club

8735 S Ocean Country Club • Jensen Beach

Located on Hutchinson Island, 3 miles south of the Power Plant (Closed Mondays)

served raw oysters are brought in from all over, depending on the season; they are also offered lightly breaded and deep-fried as an appetizer, a Po’boy sandwich or a platter. Fish is filleted and skinned in house on a daily basis to ensure quality. Species are trucked in and flown in. Tin Fish has even had some helicopter flights land in some peculiar places for customers with some live lobsters, stone crab claws, and certain times of the year, giant Alaskan halibut are flown in for short seasons. Tin Fish is known for good prices, great value and making people happy through food, so as you hear of their new locations opening, go on in and “let them cook for you.” The dolphin, aka (mahi-mahi), cod, pollock, snapper, salmon, calamari, crab cakes, crouper, tilapia, catfish, gator and shrimp will be daily options; other items will be seasonal. We are excited and strong supporters of the environment and are repurposing woods and metals to contribute to not wasting and not being careless in creating a special ambiance. Any local that has some sort of item or photo that they would like us to display or make a part

and healthy grilled salmon, mahi mahi, grouper, snapper, Shrimp served on the classic sweet and tangy cole slaw, or you can have any of the above with a salad which includes mixed greens, chopped tomatoes, Mandarin orange segments, dried sweetened cranberries and toasted almonds. dressing options that are house made or a Balsamic vinaigrette or a Classic Caesar dressing. The lightly breaded section includes Fish & Chip Platters, Seafood Combo’s, Sandwiches, Taco’s Burrito’s. The lightly breaded and deep-fried items seem to get a lot of wows. The Tin Fish tradition is heard at all locations with the ringing of the bell. The ship’s bell rings when a “wow” is heard or a great comment is shouted out or someone throws a tip in the tip jar. Tin Fish Changes its oil every day and it gets filtered in between shifts. “That’s what makes our super quality even better, CLEAN OIL. Of course the recipes are special, like the breading that Joseph the founder learned when he was a newbie in the fish business back in 1969 when he started working in a neighborhood fish market on a daily basis you can expect fresh-cut fish, oysters freshly shucked being

See FISH page B14 Championship 18 Hole Public Golf Course

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• 18 Hole Championship Golf Course • Restaurant with Full Bar FACILITIES INCLUDE: • 18 Hole Championship Golf Course • Restaurant with Full Bar • 18 PGA Hole Instructors Championship Golf Course • Restaurant with Full Bar • Banquet Facilities • Stocked Golf Shop • Lessons with • Banquet Facilities • Stocked Golf Shop • Lessons with PGA Instructors • Banquet • 15 Acre Driving Range with All Grass Tees Facilities • Stocked Golf Shop • Lessons with PGA Instructo • 15 Acre Driving Range with All Grass Tees • 15 Acre Driving Range with All Grass Tees • Professional Golf Fittings • Professional Golf Fittings • Professional Golf Fittings by Brian’s Precision Golf by Brian’s Precision Golf by Brian’s Precision Golf Banquet Facilities for Banquet Facilities for All Occasions


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CALENDAR from page B8

Monday, Nov. 4

traditionfl.com Fall Festival at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center. Nov. 3 from noon to 6 p.m. The Fall Festival is a family-oriented event attended each year by many thousands that will include carnival rides, costume contest, live entertainment and more. 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place, Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 878-2277. Treasure Coast RC Scale Boat Club meets every Sunday morning. For more information, visit tcrcboaters.org

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

MEN’S PRE-SEASON TUNE UP

Canoe and kayak rentals at Savannas Park and Campground. $5 per hour, $15 for four hours and

See CALENDAR page B14

NOW AVAILABLE! LIMITED OPENINGS SEASONAL GOLF MEMBERSHIPS $ 80000 Single + tax $120000 Family + tax Join our Ladies Golf Association Take lessons from PGA/LPGA Professional, Kathy Cassese

Island Dunes Country Club

8735 S Ocean Country Club • Jensen Beach

229-2739

| SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2013 | 12:00PM - 1:30PM | $25 PER PERSON Group Clinics with rotations in putting, chipping, pitching and full swing! Putter Fitting will be given to all attendees. Contact: Holly Taylor, PGA htaylor@pgahq.com | 772-468-7686

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Beautiful, custom designed 5 bd. 3.5 bth home, with library loft and oversized game room. Brazilian cherry wood, tile and carpet flooring, custom window treatments, granite, wrought iron railing, crown molding throughout. One of the most beautiful homes on the market and it comes with it’s own botanical garden-like landscaping

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Plain and simple - we get you results. Contact one of our featured agents and ask about the Platinum Properties Advantage Program to sell your home faster and for a higher selling price.

of the restaurant that relates to farming, hunting or fishing, it would be a pleasure to see it on display at the Tin Fish, just call us at (619) 708-1134. All items will receive a plaque stating who it is from, with details about the item. We received our first item from Bernard Swindell, which was a 45-year-old frog gig. Peter, Joseph and Anthony will be spending a lot of time getting the Tin Fish opening and will welcome every customer. Shawn and Donna Devlin, operators of the Okeechobee Tin Fish, are excited to be in the community and are looking forward to meeting and cooking for their customers. For the light, small-portion eater, there are regular-size burgers, but the real enjoyment is eating the Big, Fat Burger, which is the 10-ounce (over a half pound)

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Tuesday Jazz Jams by the Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society every Tuesday at the Sunrise Theater Black Box. 7-10 p.m. $5 cover charge requested at the door. Cash bar open. Refreshments and snacks available. 117 S. Second St., Fort Pierce. For more information, call (772) 460-JAZZ.

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Wednesday, Nov. 6

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burger served several different ways. All of the chicken items are cut from fresh lean and healthy chicken breasts, the chicken tenders are succulent and juicy. Chicken is also offered grilled tasty and juicy with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper and lemon makes for really good salads, sandwiches, burritos, tacos and chicken platters. Any which way you cut it, Tin Fish stands up to delivering meal after meal after meal, every day, never taking a customer for granted, treating everyone as family. Once you are cooked for, you will want to be part of the family that’s welcoming you back every time you are having a craving. Parties, events, fundraisers, Tin Fish is all over it, making for a good time for all ages. The Kid Friendly Menu at $4.95 will also make converts out of any young person.

dessert and prizes. Tickets cost $40 per person in advance only $20 for eight hours. 1400 Midway and can be purchased in person at Road, Fort Pierce. For more inforthe Civic Center or by credit card mation, call (772) 484-7855. over the phone by calling (772) 807-4499. Tickets can also be purSt. Lucie River Princess Eco-His- chased online by visiting www.actoric Boat Tours 1:30 p.m.-3:10 torswithaclue.com. There is special p.m. Rivergate, 2200 S.E. Veterans pricing for groups. 9221 S.E. Civic Memorial Parkway, Port St. LucCenter Place, Port St. Lucie. Visit PlatinumHomeSearch.com for all South Florida listings! ie $14-$20. For reservations, call

Tuesday, Nov. 5

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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) 461FISH. Live Interactive Dinner Theater: Hooray for Holly-Weird! at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center. Doors open for general admission seating and full service bar at 6:30 p.m., and a dinner buffet will be served at 7 p.m. followed by the show,

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