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ST. LUCIE WEST — The Port St. Lucie City Council blessed a plan for Barnabas Christian Academy to take the old Keiser University College of Golf and Sport Management campus, 1860 S.W. Fountainview Blvd. School starts at the new campus on Tuesday, Sept. 8. At the Aug. 24th regular meeting, the council considered and unanimously approved a special exception for the school to relocate there from its old home at Port St. Lucie Bible Church, 1120 Paar Dr. The new campus allows the school to grow in two phases to 450 students. Last school year it had 115 students. “We will have the ability to expand, which will be so nice,” Cynthia Bartal, founder and upper school principal said in a telephone interview after the council meeting. “It’s been nice to be a ministry of the church, but it’s time to grow and move.” Mayor Greg Oravec said the

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Photo courtesy of The Community Music School of Tradition Kayla Fitzgerald of St. Lucie West, Svetlana Stephens, Audrey Stuehmer, and Khalia Mesquita perform at a Community Music School of Tradition concert. The school is taking students on Saturday, Sept. 5. It’s open to those ages 8 to 18. The open house and registration will be at the Port St. Lucie Community Center, 2195 S.E. Airoso Blvd. 8:30 to 11 a.m. See story on Page B10.

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ST. LUCIE COUNTY — A deadly drug called “flakka” has been making headlines in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties for more than a year. As it makes its way up the coast, the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Department is preparing to battle the drug on a local level.

“It’s coming, we know it’s coming,” said Lieutenant Mike Sheelar, with the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office. Flakka is an extremely inexpensive drug and in doses as small as one-tenth of a gram, it can cause users to go into a state known as “excited delirium.” “It’s about half the price of a crack-rock on the street,” Lt. Sheelar said. Making it extremely easy and tempting for young

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ST. LUCIE WEST — Retired mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter and local gym owner, Phil Daru, took home a second place trophy last week after his first ever bodybuilding competition. Daru was one of nearly 60 men and women competing in the Treasure Coast Championship Bodybuilding, Figure and Bikini Contest Aug. 22 at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center. He took second place in the Men’s bodybuilding middleweight division. But he looks forward to many more opportunities to take home a first place trophy, Daru said. “I’ve always been into working out, but having to retire from MMA, I needed something to fill that void,” Daru said. Bodybuilding turned out to be the answer. “It builds physical and mental toughness,” Daru said. Like all of the competitors in the Civic Center arena Saturday, Daru follows a strict diet and tax-

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TREASURE COAST — Jim VanValen is a familiar face to Riverside Theatre audiences. The actor has appeared there in “She Loves Me,” “Sylvia,” “Rounding Third,” “Three Viewings,” and “Underneath the Lintel.” VanValen is also an associate professor of theater and head of the acting program at Cornell College in Iowa. He will bring both his acting and educational talents to Vero Beach as the new full-time education director for Riverside Children’s Theatre. He is assuming the positon following the retirement of longtime education director Linda Downey. VanValen spoke recently from his home in Iowa about this transition period and what he hopes to accomplish at Riverside Children’s Theatre. He was approached about the job by Allen Cornell, producing artistic director and CEO of the Riverside Theatre. “When I was approached, it was a big surprise,” he said. “I was honored that they’d think of me. What I’d like to do is to continue to build upon the foundation so many talented people have put together. We’ll continue to reach out to young people in the community and to expand our education so it can reach all ages, for anyone interested in exploring theater.” VanValen said he hopes to look into ways to connect the Children’s Theatre with Riverside’s Main Stage productions. “I’d like to connect the talent and professional standards on that stage and link it to our training programs,” he said. “All of the artists that come are professionals: actors, designers, directors and choreographers. I’d like to connect them with students and embrace our mission statement not only to entertain but to educate. I’d like to tap into areas that may-

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Photo courtesy of the Riverside Theatre Jim VanValen, associate professor of theater and head of the acting program at Cornell College in Iowa, has just been named education director for Riverside Children’s Theatre. Here, he is seen in last season’s production of “Underneath the Lintel” at the Riverside.

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Negron strengthens claim he’ll be next Senate President Patrick McCallister STAFF WRITER

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TREASURE COAST — If Sen. Joe Negron is anything it’s confidently understated. This is the man who headed up the 2013 Indian River Lagoon select committee that asked the Florida Legislature for $220 million for cleanup projects and got $232 million. Leading up to the victory, Negron told Your Voice, “We’ll get something for the lagoon.” When the appropriations passed the legislature and governor’s line-item veto pen in 2014, Negron’s response amounted to — that’s good, and please pass the salt. So when Negron announced Wednesday, Aug. 26, in an email to press throughout the state, that he’s got the votes in the Florida Senate to become the next president, it was hard to dismiss the claim as wishful thinking.

Patrick McCallister “It’s undisputed I have the majority of votes for Senate President,” he said in his trademarked near monotone during a telephone interview after the announcement. Not so fast, Joe, Sen. Jack Latvala, Clearwater, retorted in his area’s press. He’s also vying for the big chair in the State Senate and says he’s got plenty of muscle

to win this fight. Negron may or may not have ever read “The Art of War” — I’ve never asked — but he does seem to live his political life by Gen. Sun Tzu’s advice to, “Fight only the battles in which victory is sure.” It was unusual for anyone vying for the Senate presidency to release a list of supporters so early in the game. The Negron list has 14 of 26 Republican senators, including himself. The act is tantamount to a poker player laying all his cards on the table early in a hand and tossing in more chips. But the list includes heavy hitters in the 40-member chamber. The Senate’s 14 Democrats will be sitting this one out, because they’re the minority party. If Ne-

Senator Joe Negron gron’s hand of 14 votes holds up, he’s got the winning cards. There are only 12 votes left. In December Senate Republicans will have a shindig and pick

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against discharges of the nutrient-rich Lake Okeechobee waters that further foul the withering waterway. As Senate President, people will answer Negron’s phone calls and tell him what’s happening with the $232 million the Florida Senate Select Committee on Indian River Lagoon and Lake Okeechobee gained in 2014. “One of my priorities is making sure these projects are finished on time and in budget,” he said. That’s the Treasure Coast’s stake in this political poker game. Negron’s district covers the eastern sides of St. Lucie and Martin along with portions of Indian River and Palm Beach counties. Coincidently his wife, Martin County School Board member Rebecca Negron, is running for Congress to replace the outgoing congressman Patrick Murphy. Negron’s list of supporting senators is, in order of districts: Sen. Don Gaetz (District 1), Sen. Aaron Bean (District 4), Sen. Travis Hutson (District 6), Sen. Rob Bradley (District 7), Sen. Dorothy Hukill (District 8), Senator Kelli Stargel (District 15), Senator Thad Altman (District 16), Sen. Wilton Simpson (District 18), Sen. Jeff Brandes (District 22), Sen. Garrett Richter (District 25), Sen. Bill Galvano (District 26), Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto (District 30), Negron (District 32) and Sen. Anitere Flores (District 37).

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TRADITION — Work on the Ardie R. Copas State Veterans’ Nursing Home is progressing, but it’s not the kind folks see when they’re driving by its Tradition Parkway address in Port St. Lucie. The Florida Department of Veterans Affairs is in the early stages of building its seventh veterans nursing home after getting a nod from the Florida Cabinet and funding from the State Legislature. Steve Murray, communications director, said more than one state agency is involved. “We have been working with the Florida Department of Management Services, which oversees the architectural design and construction, “Murray said. Wayne Teegardin, St. Lucie County’s veterans services manager, said that his office is getting a lot of queries about the home. “We do have people coming into our office all the time inquiring about it and wanting to know when they can sign up (to become residents),” he said. “We have (adult) children coming in to

ask about their parents.” And— “We’re getting calls about jobs, of course,” Teegardin said. “‘When are they hiring?’” Teegardin said his answer is the same to everyone. “We’re telling them there’ll be public notices about the groundbreaking,” he said. So, when’s the groundbreaking going to be? “I see the groundbreaking with the shovels and everything sometime in 2016,” Murray said. Once the groundbreaking happens, there’ll be some more waiting. The last home the FDVA built was the Clyde E. Lassen State Veterans’ Nursing Home in St. Augustine. Murray said the groundbreaking was in 2008, and it opened in 2010. “It was a four-and-a-half year project from the time it was awarded (until) your residents were going in,” Murray said. The reason veteran homes take time to build is simple. “For us, you can’t get it done fast enough, but you have to get these right,” Murray said “These are not fast-food buildings that in the blink of an eye pop up on the corner and start serving food.”

The state veterans department isn’t just building a nursing home and opening it for business. Because different generations of veterans have different needs, it has to look far into the future during the design phase. Additionally, the state veteran homes must hold up when hurricanes are barreling at the Sunshine State. “They’re designed to withstand Florida’s worst weather conditions,” Murray said. Part of the seeming groundbreaking delay is because the federal VA is paying for 65 percent of the construction and has to approve the design in stages. In coming months, the architect, Rogers, Lovelock, and Fritz, Orlando, will give the VA its first design work to review. “That’s a formality in order to start drawing down the federal funds to construct the facility,” Murray said. When completed, the Copas home will have 120 to 128 residents. It’ll also have a lot of employees taking care of them. “It’s going to be in the 170, 175, 180 range,” Murray said. The Florida Cabinet selected Tradition in Port St. Lucie for the

state’s next veteran home last September. It voted to name it after Fort Pierce Medal of Honor recipient Ardie Ray Copas in January. Copas posthumously received the nation’s highest military honor in 2013. State veterans homes are named after deceased Medal of Honor recipients who have ties to the areas they’re located. When opened, the Copas Home will generate about $7 million a year in wages. Additionally, it’ll spend about another $5 million a year locally for supplies and services. The closest state veterans home to the Treasure Coast now is the Alexander “Sandy” Nininger Veterans’ Nursing Home, 8401 W. Cypress Drive, Pembroke Pines. The next closest is the Emory L. Bennett State Veterans’ Nursing Home, 1920 Mason Ave., Daytona Beach. Bennett was built in 1993. Nininger in 2001. Murray said the Lassen State Veterans’ Nursing Home in St. Augustine cost about $30 million to build. Other homes are in Land O’ Lakes, Panama City and Port Charlotte. There’s also a state veterans assisted living facility in Lake City.   

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donating blood. Crary has donated more than 8 gallons of blood during his life. Although the occasion will forever be a solemn and emotional one, the spirit of the American people is evident at this annual recognition event. This year, famed Florida Highwaymen painter R.L. Lewis will contribute an original painting to be presented to one lucky donor who enters his or her name into a drawing at either location. Enough blood was collected during previous drives to save the lives of more than 3,000 people. Help the Treasure Coast break another record! Roll up your sleeves and join your friends and colleagues — it’s quick, it’s painless and it’s patriotic! Make an appointment at www. oneblooddonor.org and use sponsor code #10153. For information, call Crary Buchanan at (772) 2872600.


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“And we’re not overstating the dangers here,” Sheriff Snyder added. According to Sheriff Snyder, people under the influence of flakka can exhibit “superhuman” strength that poses a threat to everyone around them, including law enforcement officers and medical personnel attempting to distribute aid. “They don’t respond to Tasers, they don’t respond to pepper spray and pain compliance techniques don’t work,” Sheriff Snyder said. “They’re a danger to themselves, to law enforcement, and to people around them.” “People have been known to strip down in the back of police cars to try and cool off,” Sheriff Snyder explained. “People are coming into the hospitals screaming and fighting, sometimes fighting for their life, and it’s dangerous.” Just to the north, in Indian River County, police are also getting acquainted with the drug. In June, authorities responded to a call where a man was “acting crazy.” Jermaine Benjamin, 41, was transferred to the hospital for immediate medical attention where he died shortly after, according to the Medical Examiner’s report. The drug’s roots have been traced back to underground labs in China, but the epicenter

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nity awareness and education to further protect children,” according to the organization’s website. Since then, the organization has facilitated more than 50 monthly training workshops on child-related issues across the Treasure Coast. The nonprofit also hosts the annual “Treasure Coast Child Summits.” These summits feature top-notch child specialists and advocates educating community members on targeted topics pertaining to protecting youth. Recent summits attracted more than 450 attendees from 200 agencies and organizations, according to Butler. With plenty of successes in their wake, the Guardian’s next big endeavor will be the sanctuary. To elevate the sanctuary from idea to reality, Butler said it will take a few kind philanthropists or a group of community organizations banding together to purchase the house. Under the guidance of Butler and her experienced board at Guardians for New Futures, everything else will fall into place, Butler said. “The more trauma a child experiences, the more likely they are to return to a life like the one they came from,” Butler said. “Anything we can do to make their little lives feel more secure and more protected, that could change a child’s life forever. For more information on Guardians for New Futures, the Sanctuary 4Kids Treasure Coast, or how to get involved, visit www. gfnf4kids.org, call (772) 807-3868, or email info@gfnf4kids.org.

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TRANSCRIPTS from page A6 fected, the IRS said. One of the IRS’s highest priorities is to inform the taxpayers whose transcripts were downloaded (or nearly downloaded) that identity theft criminals have uncovered a large volume of their personal information. In addition to sending letters to these taxpayers, the IRS will provide free credit monitoring services to the taxpayers whose accounts were actually accessed. In addition, on June 1, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., announced that the IRS has agreed to change its policy and will provide victims of identity theft with redacted copies of fraudulent returns filed in their names. On June 2, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen appeared before the Senate Finance Committee to answer questions about the security breach of the IRS Get Transcript application. During the hearing Koskinen said that the IRS is continuing its in-depth analysis of what happened and stressed that for the time being, the Get Transcript program has been discontinued. The law firms of McCune Wright of Redlands, California,

During the hearing Koskinen said that the IRS is continuing its in-depth analysis of what happened and stressed that for the time being, the Get Transcript program has been discontinued. Abbott Law Group of Jacksonville, Morgan & Morgan of Tampa, and Rhine Law Firm of Wilmington, North Carolina have filed class-action lawsuits against the Internal Revenue Service on behalf of an estimated 330,000 taxpayers who were affected by the data breach in the IRS’s online Get Transcript application. Michael Repoli specializes in the field of taxation and is a Certified Public Accountant and Enrolled Agent licensed to practice before the Internal Revenue Service and maintains an office in St. Lucie West. He can be reached at (772)-878-3703. For more information go to his website at www.repolicpa.com.

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for the flakka “phenomenon” in South Florida, according to Sheriff Snyder’s intel, is just down I-95 in the West Palm area. On July 21, a confidential informant led Martin County authorities to make their first arrest on an alleged flakka dealer. Adam Andrew Marini, 42, of Stuart, was found with a nasal spray bottle containing approximately 61.5 grams of liquid flakka. “If you do the math, that’s 600plus doses in one nasal spray bottle,” said Detective Timothy Baltes of the Special Investigations Section for the Martin County Sheriff’s Department. Marini currently faces one charge of possession of Pyrrolidinovalerophenone (PVP), commonly known as flakka. He also faces a pending federal charge for trafficking the substance. Baltes has served on Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) task forces for meth lab cleanups and has extensive experience in local drug enforcement. “Flakka is the new age PCP,” Baltes said. “It’s highly addictive, and there is no such thing as doing it just one time.” Most concerning to Baltes is how easy it is for people to overdose. With one-tenth of a gram result-

ing in a five-hour high, “think how easy it is to take two times or five times that amount,” Baltes said. Sheriff Snyder warns parents to talk to their children. “Everyone at the school knows it’s out there, all the kids are talking about it,” said Snyder. The drug can be eaten, snorted, injected, or vaporized, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. “Kids are putting drips of it in liquid form on little candies,” Snyder said. “Someone might take flakka and not realize there are other kinds of drugs mixed in.” Teens planning on experimenting with the drug often intend on doing so while away from home for several hours at a time, like a concert or a sleepover. Once this drug is in their system, Snyder warns “there’s no hiding it.” Though it affects all people differently, death by heart attack, suicide and kidney failure have all been linked back to the drug, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. “The health concerns are huge,” Sheelar added. “People are dying from this. People don’t know what they’re doing and they’re putting themselves in danger and other people in danger.”

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Joseph Puckett, 19 (right) and Jaedon Beasley , 15 haul desks, books and other items that will make up the new location of the Barnabas Christian Academy in St. Lucie West. The school now occupies the former Keiser School of Golf visible from I-95.

special exception seemed almost unneeded. “We had a school use in that building, and now we’ll have another school use of a different kind,” he said at the meeting. Oravec added, “Of all the places in St. Lucie West, I think that’s the only place left to do something like this out there.” Councilwoman Michelle Berger said she was concerned about but confident that the school won’t create traffic issues at

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As you can see in Figure 1: When these very small blood vesFigure 1, as the blood sels become diseased they begin to shrivel up vessels that surround the and the nerves begin to degenerate nerves become diseased they shrivel up which causes the nerves to not receive the nutrients to continue to survive. When these nerves begin to “die” they cause you to have balance problems, pain, numbness, tingling, burning, and many additional symptoms. The most common method your doctor will recommend to treat your neuropathy is with prescription drugs that may temporarily reduce your symptoms. These drugs have names such as Gabapentin, Lyrica, Cymbalta, and Neurontin, and are primarily antidepressant or anti-seizure drugs.These drugs may cause you to feel uncomfortable and have a variety of harmful side effects. The main problem is that your doctor has told you to just live with the problem or try the drugs which you don’t like taking because they make you feel uncomfortable. There is now a facility right here in Port St Lucie that offers you new hope without taking those endless drugs with serious side effects.

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Figure 2: The blood vessels will grow back around the nerves much like a tree’s roots grow when watered.

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BARNABAS from page A26 the roundabout intersection of Southwest Peacock and Fountainview. “I know this school to be very focused on discipline and logistics,” she said. Berger said she had children attend the school. She pondered aloud about whether she needed to recuse herself from the vote, but opted not to. Berger said she no longer had children at the school and paid full tuition costs for them to attend. Florida law requires members of elected and appointed boards to vote on all items unless there are narrowly-defined conflicts of interests. Bartal said the school has already gotten 170 students for the 2015-2016 school year, in part because of the move. It was previously unable to expand. “This is our 20th year at the academy,” Bartal said. Both the school and church, she said, are growing and need leg room. She said with the move the school hopes to become better known in Tradition and St. Lucie West. “I do believe it will be a good match, a good combination, for the school with the businesses that are there,” Bartal said.

Bartal said the school aims not only to give children a “strong biblical, Christian education, but a well-rounded mix of patriotism, fine arts, athletics and college-prep as well. The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 566, Mike Bradley Chapter, Port St. Lucie, will send a color guard for the school’s first day at the new campus, and the school may be around town to entertain folks in coming months. “We do try to keep the fine arts alive and give back to the community that way,” Bartal said. She said one of the most telling facts about the school is seven of its teachers were students. “They come back here to teach (after college),” Bartal said. “I find that pretty amazing.” With the move, the school is starting a program for gifted students. Bartal said the program will emphasize science, technology, engineering and math (collectively known as STEM). Additionally, the school is aiming to start a Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program this year. It needs 20 students signed up to do that. Barnabas Christian Academy is having an open house at the new campus on Sunday, Sept. 20, from 2 to 5 p.m. The public is welcome. The school hours are 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

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FORT PIERCE – The Sunrise Theatre has announced its 2015-2016 season, and it is a blend of returning favorites and newcomers. The season opens Sept. 26 with Bobby Bones & the Raging Idiots. Bones is a long-time Austin, Texas radio host and one-half of the Raging Idiots, a country parody band. October has a very special event. On Oct. 9, Monty Python alumni John Cleese and Eric Idle perform in a night of comedy and improv called “John Cleese & Eric Idle Together at Last…For the Very First Time!” On Nov. 6, singer, songwriter and guitarist Boz Scaggs comes to town. Scaggs first came to fame with the Steve Miller Band and has had a long solo career, as well. Sammy Figueroa presents a tribute to the music of Cal Tjader Nov. 20. The program is presented by the BlueBird Educational Fund and takes place in the Black Box Theatre. December opens with comedian and show host Howie Mandel. He takes the Sunrise stage Dec. 4. On the 5th, the South Florida Dance Company presents “A Christmas Carol.” Singer/songwriter Neil Sedaka comes to town Dec. 9 and then ‘tis the season

for the “Nutcrackers” to begin. The St. Lucie Ballet presents the ballet Dec. 11-12 and the State Ballet Theatre of Russia presents it Dec. 23. The year ends with The Ten Tenors Dec. 26. The New Year brings Broadway, with the National Touring Company of “Ragtime: The Musical,” Jan. 10. Chris McDonald’s “Memories of Elvis in Concert” will be presented Jan. 15. Air Supply brings its classic rock on Jan. 17 and the legendary Paul Anka returns Jan. 20. Another Sunrise favorite, Engelbert Humperdinck, comes to town Jan. 22 and the Bronx Wanderers close out the month Jan. 29. The Masters of Illusion take the stage Feb. 3 and the National Touring Company of “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story,” brings his hits to life Feb. 5. Singer Patti LaBelle is in town Feb. 6 and Tony Bennett returns Feb. 11. The Midtown Men, featuring four stars of the cast of “Jersey Boys,” makes a Valentine’s Day appearance. On Feb. 19-20, Kyman Entertainment presents a Doo Wop Weekend, with different groups on each evening. “Hotel California,” a tribute to the Eagles, comes to town Feb. 24 and Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack is here Feb. 25. Hackett, the son of comedian Buddy Hackett, brings his father and friends to life. The Beach Boys, a

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Photo courtesy of the Sunrise Theatre Frank Sinatra Jr. brings a band to the Sunrise Theatre March 10 in a concert celebrating the 100th anniversary of his father’s birth. The show is part of the Sunrise’s 2015-2016 season, for which tickets go on sale Sept. 8.

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SUNRISE from page B1 Sunrise staple, return Feb. 28. March begins with the National Touring Company of “Saturday Night Fever: The Musical,” March 2. Country star Mickey Gilley appears March 5 and the Carpenters Remembered is March 6. On March 10, Frank Sinatra Jr. brings a 28-piece band to celebrate the 100th anniversary of his father’s birth. March 16, the National Touring Company of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” takes the stage, and Richard Nader’s Doo Wop and Rock & Roll rock the Sunrise March 17. The National Touring Company of “Million Dollar Quartet” on March 25 rounds out the month. April 7 brings singer Natalie Cole, and April 10 features the National Touring Company of “Broadway: The Big Band Years.” The announced shows end April 23 with “One Night of Queen.” These are the shows that are already scheduled. The Sunrise promises more announcements as the season progresses. The Sunrise Theatre is located at 117 S. Second St., Fort Pierce. For ticket information, call the box office at (772) 461-4775 or visit the website www.sunrisetheatre.com.

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breakfast sandwiches. Rustico also has a host of daily specialty platters such as oven roasted pork, steak sautéed with onions, grilled chicken and a sweet plantain canoe filled with ground beef. “Very good, almost like being back in Puerto Rico,” said customer Joel Soto on the Rustico Facebook page. “Amazing food like grandma’s cooking, 5 stars.” Rustico is introducing new items for dinner, served 5 to 10 p.m. Happy hour is 5 to 7 p.m. It’s open for breakfast and lunch from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information call (772) 333-0776 or visit www.rusticodelibakerycoffeebar.com.

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Community Calendar Thursday, Sept. 4 Meeting for Lake Charles residents who seek to discuss grievances and to pursue several available options is being held Thursday, Sept. 3, at 6 p.m., at Sam Sneed’s, St. Lucie West. For more information call (772) 879-1742.

Saturday, Sept. 5 Group bicycle ride, 7:30 a.m., starting at Sprocket Adventures, 347 S.E. Port St. Lucie Blvd. Group ride for all experience and fitness levels. Weekly event. For more, call (772) 336-3399. Wood carvers workshop 8 a.m. to noon at Walton Road Community Center, 11090 Ridge Ave., Port St. Lucie. For more, call Mike Coccia at (772) 359-8665. Green/Farmers Market at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2655 S.W. Immanuel Drive, Palm City, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Commercial vendors are $30 per booth. Notfor-profit vendors free. For more, call Arthur at (772) 345-3797, or email communitygreenmarket@ gmail.com. Robotics for Kids at Morningside Library, 10:30 a.m. Most suit-

able for children grades four and higher. Registration not needed, but space is limited to 30 children. The library is at 2410 S.E. Morningside Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For more, call the library at (772) 337-5632. Square Dancing every Saturday at 6 p.m. at Walton Road Community Center, 11090 Ridge Ave., Port St. Lucie. For more, call Michael Doughty at (772) 631-2184. St. Lucie Mets vs. the Bradenton Marauders at Tradition Field, 527 N.W. Peacock Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Tickets are $6.50 to $8.50. It’s 6:30 to 9 p.m. For more, call (772) 871-2115, or visit www.stluciemets.com. Casey N Spaz at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center 8:30 p.m. Cash bar and food available. Tickets are $12 to $15. Casey N Spaz Comedy is the first and third Saturday of every month, space permitting. The civic center is at 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place. For more, call (772) 807-4499.

Sunday, Sept. 6 Treasure Coast Remote Control Scale Boats 8 to 11 a.m. at the

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east side of Lake Tradition. The group meets every Sunday, weather permitting. Tradition Green Market will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Landing at Tradition, Southwest Village Parkway. Shop local vendors for produce, arts and crafts. Every Sunday. St. Lucie Mets vs. the Bradenton Marauders at Tradition Field, 527 N.W. Peacock Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Tickets are $6.50 to $8.50. Gates open at 10:30 a.m. For more, call (772) 871-2115, or visit www.stluciemets.com.

Summer Prix-Fixe $18.95 pp

Monday, Sept. 7

Sunday – Thursday All Day Fri. & Sat. Must be seated by 5:30pm

Special Needs Play Group at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center, 10 to 11:30 a.m. For 18 months to 5 years. The cost is $2. The center is at 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place. For more, call (772) 807-4499.

Casual and Patio Dining only

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Eggplant Rollatini

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(4) Handmade pasta filled with pear and goat cheese, finished with white truffle cream sauce

Line Dancing at the Walton Community Center, 7 to 9 p.m. Walton Community Center, 11090 Ridge Ave., Port St. Lucie. For more, call Lisa Grose at (772) 3701732.

Prince Edward Island mussels in a marinara sauce or white wine garlic sauce

Tuesday, Sept. 8

(1) Eggplant stuffed with ricotta and mozzarella cheese and San Marzano tomato

Clams Casino

(4) Nonna’s breadcrumbs, bacon & peppers

Famous Beggar’s Purse Mussels

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Wood carvers workshop 8 a.m. to noon at Walton Road Community Center, 11090 Ridge Ave., Port St. Lucie. For more, call Mike Coccia at (772) 359-8665.

(4) Tomato, basil, garlic, over toast points

Meatball Bruschetta

(4) Meatball, ricotta, tomato sauce, over toast points

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Spanish Class advanced conversation level at Morningside Library, 2410 S.E. Morningside Blvd., Port St. Lucie, 9 to 11 a.m. This advanced Spanish class is taught by a volunteer instructor from Hispanics in Action, Inc. For more information, call (772) 3375632.

Choose one Frutti di mare Shrimp, clams, mussels, and calamari in San Marzano tomato sauce over spaghetti Spaghetti and Shrimp Shrimp sautéed in a tomato basil sauce Rack of Lamb Herb crusted lamb finished with port wine reduction Rigatoni Vodka Prosciutto, peas, and mushrooms in vodka sauce Wild Mushroom Risotto Shiitake, cremini, portabella mushrooms with shaved asiago cheese and white truffle oil Chicken Parmigiano Nonna’s Breadcrumbs, tomato sauce, & mozzarella Chicken Francese Dipped in egg batter finished with white wine lemon and herbs Chicken Marsala Sautéed in a mushroom marsala wine demi Wild Salmon Piccata Grilled wild salmon with capers, sun dried tomato, artichoke, and mushrooms in a lemon white wine sauce Add a mixed green or caesar salad - $2.25

Tai chi for health classes at Oxbow Eco-Center, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., then again at 6:30 p.m. Tai chi instructors Hildie and Hector Ruiz-Puyana will lead classes 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 4 classes. Reservation is a must. Oxbow Eco-Center is at 5400 N.E. St. James Drive, Port St. Lucie. For more, call (772) 785-5833.

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Gardening advice at Morningside Library at 2410 S.E. Morningside Blvd., Port St. Lucie, 1 to 3 p.m. Take questions and samples of problems. Assistance will be provided by Master Gardeners from St. Lucie County Extension Services. For more, call (772) 3375654 or (772) 462-1510.

Shake, Rattle and Read will be at

WWW.YOURVOICEWEEKLY.COM Morningside Library at 10:30 a.m. The library is at 2410 S.E. Morningside Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For more, call (772) 337-532. Gardening advice at Morningside Library at 2410 S.E. Morningside Blvd., Port St. Lucie, 1 to 3 p.m. Take questions and samples of problems. Assistance will be provided by Master Gardeners from St. Lucie County Extension Services. For more, call (772) 3375654 or (772) 462-1510. Book Discussion Group at Morningside Library, 2 to 3:30 p.m. The library is at 2410 S.E. Morningside Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For more, call Maureen Gallagher at (772) 337-5632. PSL Botanical Gardens Jazz & Blues Night at Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, 2410 S.E. Westmoreland Blvd. The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. Listen to the wonderful sounds of the Fort Pierce Jazz and Blues Society indoors at the Gardens every other Wednesday night from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Admission is only $5. For more, call (772) 337-1959.

Thursday, Sept. 10 Writers Workshop at Morningside Library at 2410 S.E. Morningside Blvd., Port St. Lucie, 9 a.m. to noon. Meet with other writers in the Morningside Writers Group to read and critique writing in preparation for publishing. Drop in for a visit, or take work to read. For more, call Maureen Gallagher, (772) 337-5632. Ready, Set, Read at Morningside Library at 2410 S.E. Morningside Blvd., Port St. Lucie, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Parents and caregivers should plan to stay with their preschool children during the story reading and reading-readiness activities. For more, call Stephanie Speirs at (772) 337-5632. Gardening advice at Morningside Library at 2410 S.E. Morningside Blvd., Port St. Lucie, 1 to 3 p.m. Take questions and samples of problems. Assistance will be provided by Master Gardeners from St. Lucie County Extension Services. For more, call (772) 3375654 or (772) 462-1510. Spanish Class beginning conversation level at Morningside Library, 2410 S.E. Morningside Blvd., Port St. Lucie, 6 to 7:30 p.m. This advanced Spanish class is taught by a volunteer instructor from Hispanics in Action, Inc. For more information, call (772) 3375632. Family bike ride starting at Southwest Tradition Square. A casual ride for three to five miles. Weather permitting, starts at 7

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ack to School season on the Treasure Coast also typically means a return of some of our wonderful, seasonal friends and family to the area. While we love the slower pace of summer, all of us at Fort Pierce Jazz and Blues Society are delighted to see autumn come in St. Lucie County. The old joke is that the leaves may not change colors on the Treasure Coast, but the license plates do, and we welcome all of our friends who come to enjoy the fairer season here and all that jazz. One thing we love about this time of year is the breeze coming off the Indian River on Saturday mornings when the Fort Pierce Farmer’s Market and the Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues’ Society’s Craft Market are in full swing. Way back when, the Lettermen sang, “Come Saturday morning, I’m going away with my friend,” but in St. Lucie County, it’s just a quick skip to beautiful, historic downtown Fort Pierce every Saturday morning to get your choice of items produced by some of

See JAZZSCAT page B13

Photo by Mary Ann Ketcham Members of the Scott Klarman trio perform en plein air, courtesy of the Fort Pierce Jazz and Blues Society’s weekly Jazz Market. You can enjoy live jazz at the Jazz Market, every Tuesday evening at the Sunrise Black Box Theatre, and every other Wednesday at Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens.

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NOW OPEN!

Clubbin’ Note to club owners/managers: If you have changes to the events in your club listing below, please email them info@ yourvoiceweekly.com or call (772) 204-2409. Deadline for changes is Friday prior to the next Friday’s publication date.

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Tuesdays

Vine & Barley beer tab bingo. 7:30-9:30 p.m. 1680 S.W. St. Lucie West Blvd., St. Lucie West. For more information, call (772) 446-7550.

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JazzJams

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117 S. Second Street, Ft. Pierce Full Bar available • 7 - 10 PM $6 Cover, Members $5

September 15 • 29 October 13 • 27

with a surprise jazz guest!

Perform With The Pros!

6:30 - 9:30 PM • $5 Cover, Members $4 The Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society is dedicated to its mission of keeping two great American music art forms alive in our communities and schools through jam sessions, concerts, festivals, master classes and scholarship awards.

See you there! For more information, contact the FPJ&B Society. 4.79x6.3 VOICE Jams Sep 4.indd 1

Shindig Irish Restaurant & Pub Live music. $3 Smithwicks draft and $5 Carbombs. 464 S.W. Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 7856202 or visit shindigpub.com.

Bogey’s and Stogeys Karaoke 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., 1032 S.E. Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 3377778.

City Limits Sports Bar Karaoke 9 p.m.-2 a.m., 900 S.W. Gatlin Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 336-8201. 21164

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EVERY OTHER WED.

September 9 • 23 October 7 • 21 November 4 • 18

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.

Rinelli’s Yellow Tail Restaurant Karaoke 7 p.m.-close. 101 N. Second St., Fort Pierce. For more information, call (772) 466-5474.

Come and sing or play your instrument with the Society’s professional musicians.

PSL Botanical Gardens

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.

Bogey’s and Stogeys Poker, 7 p.m.-close, 1032 S.E. Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 3377778.

BACK TO EVERY TuEs. sTARTing November 3

email: info@jazzsociety.org office: 772-460-JAZZ (5299)

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Bogey’s and Stogeys Karaoke 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., 1032 S.E. Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Every other Friday. For more information, call (772) 337-7778.

Vine & Barley Live music. 7:3010:30 p.m. 1680 S.W. St. Lucie West Blvd., St. Lucie West. For more information, call (772) 4467550.

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

EVERY OTHER TuEs.

Tin Fish (East) Live music with Chris Springer 6 p.m.-9 p.m., 327 S.E. Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie For more information, call (772) 879-3900.

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.

West End Grill Live music on the patio. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Tues. through Sat. 1680 St. Lucie West Blvd., St. Lucie West. For more information, call (772) 343-1146.

For more information, and/or updates go to: www.jazzsociety.org

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.

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.

Thursdays

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Fridays

Karaoke and Dancing at the St. Lucie Elks Lodge 7 p.m. until whenever. Fish Fry and more served until 8 p.m. 343 Prima Vista Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 8738192.

Saturdays

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. 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. Bogey’s and Stogeys Poker, 7 p.m.-close, 1032 S.E. Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 3377778. Live entertainment at V’s Town Tavern 8 p.m. – midnight. 970 St. Lucie West Blvd., St. Lucie West. For more information, call (772) 800-3239. Vine & Barley Live music. 9 p.m.-midnight. 1680 S.W. St. Lucie West Blvd., St. Lucie West. For more information , call (772) 446-7550. Neely’s Grog House live music 9 p.m.-2 a.m., 802 S.W. Bayshore Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 249-4195. 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.

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p.m. Weekly event. For more, call Sprockets Adventures at (772) 3363399.

Friday, Sept. 11 Sept. 11 Remembrance Ceremony at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center, 8:30 to 10 a.m. The City of Port St. Lucie is seeking photographs or artwork from the public for a special display inside the civic center that will be available to view from Sept. 11 to Sept. 25. The civic center is at 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place. For more, call Natalie Neil at (772) 807-4489. Coffee with the Chair will be 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at SLCTV’s studio, 2300 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce. This monthly event offers folks an opportunity to have an open discussion about St. Lucie County government with the County Commission Chair and staff. It’s hosted by the St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce’s president and CEO, Terissa Aronson. This event will be taped for later broadcast on SLCTV. There’ll be complimentary coffee and baked goods. For more, call the chamber at (772) 595-9999. Toddler Story Jam at the Port St. Lucie Library, 180 S.W. Prima

Vista Blvd., 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Parents and caregivers should plan to stay with children during the story session. For more, call Alicia Bell at (772) 871-5450. Tai chi Yang form at Oxbow Eco-Center, 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. Tai chi instructors Hildie and Hector Ruiz-Puyana will lead classes 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 4 classes. Reservation is a must. Oxbow Eco-Center is at 5400 N.E. St. James Drive, Port St. Lucie. For more, call (772) 785-5833.

Friday, September 11, 2015 5 - 7 PM

MEMBERS ONLY ADVANCE SALE (Join or Renew at the Door)

Gardening advice at Morningside Library at 2410 S.E. Morningside Blvd., Port St. Lucie, 1 to 3 p.m. Take questions and samples of problems. Assistance will be provided by Master Gardeners from St. Lucie County Extension Services. For more, call (772) 3375654 or (772) 462-1510. Wrestle Nation at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center. Doors open at 7:30, event 8 to 11 p.m. Concessions are available. Tickets are $5 for bleachers and $10 for the floor. At the door, prices increase to $10 and $15 respectively. The center is at 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place. To purchase tickets, call (772) 807-4499.

FREE ADMISSION

Everyone Invited Saturday, September 12, 2015 9 AM - 3 PM Markdowns begin at 1 PM

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A.E. Backus Museum 500 N. Indian River Dr. Fort Pierce BackusMuseum.com/ 772-465-0630

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Open TUESDAY - WEDNESDAY THURSDAY – FRIDAY • 11am - 4pm Call for RESERVATIONS: 772-781-5153 for parties of 2 or 45. We love serving two friends, husband & wives or groups, charities, birthdays, baby showers, businesses or club luncheons. We will open any day or night for private parties of 25 or more. Call for information: 772-781-1133 or 772-781-5153 PRIVATE PARTIES WELCOMED

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Happies t place in Town! NEWU MEN

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Total Food Bill!*

MON - FRI 11:30AM - 2:30PM

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TUESDAY

$5 Burger or Chicken Sandwich and Fries with purchase of a beverage

WEDNESDAY

Wine Down Wednesday! $12 Bottles of House Wine - Karaoke 7pm

THURSDAY

FREE KIDS MEAL For children 10 and under w/the purchase of an adult entree and kids drink. 1 Free meal per adult meal purchase

FRIDAYS

Beat the Clock Night 9pm Rolling Rock Drafts start at $1Goes up 50¢ each hour till 12:00

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Sunday NFL

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Photo courtesy of The Community Music School of Tradition Community Music School of Tradition students dressed in their concert best on Feb. 7, outside the Port St. Lucie Community Center. Among the students are St. Lucie West residents Angelina Alberto, cellist; Jillian Alberto, violinist; Kayla Fitzgerald, violinist; John Fitzgerald, violinist, and Audrey Stuehmer, violinist. Some of the Tradition resident musicians are Abel Perez, cellist; Luciano Perez, violinist; Aryana Miller, violinist and Aubrey Flink, cellist. The school is taking students on Saturday, Sept. 5. It’s open to those ages 8 to 18. The open house and registration will be at the Port St. Lucie Community Center, 2195 S.E. Airoso Blvd. 8:30 to 11 a.m. FOR YOUR VOICE NEWS & VIEWS

TRADITION — Children and youth of the community who have always wanted to learn to play the violin or the piano or viola, cello, bass or even harp will have their wish come true this Saturday. The Community Music School of Tradition reopens after summer recess on Sept. 5 for its fourth year offering orchestral training to young people who do not have the opportunity to study string instruments, piano or harp in their home schools. All children and youth ages of 8 to 18 are invited to enroll in one of the exciting instrument classes of the school this Saturday, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at its open house and registration at the Port St. Lucie Community Center. This will be the only day to register and enroll for the upcoming year’s classes. The PSL Community Center is at 2195 S.E. Airoso Blvd. Rental instruments, instruments to purchase and music books will

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be available to the students in the on-site string shop Saturday. The school is open from September to May with December closed for winter recess. In addition to the school’s orchestral string’s program, which is one of a kind in St. Lucie and Martin counties, the school is offering two new divisions of study this year: A piano program and a harp program. An introduction to the piano keyboard as well as an, Introduction to the harp will be held Saturday mornings at the community center, and all the programs are taught in the Suzuki and traditional styles of teaching. The school is modeled after the Royal Academy of Music’s Junior Division in London, England, which Director Diane Hope Float visits regularly. Assisting Float in the building and teaching of the school is Bonnie Gallagher, veteran string teacher and orchestra conductor from New Orleans, and Mrs. Debbie Hall Bunt, concert cellist and former student of Float’s from Lincoln Park Academy. p.m.-2 a.m., 1032 S.E. Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 3377778. Shindig Irish Restaurant & Pub Free-to-play No limit Texas Hold ‘em Poker tournaments. 464 S.W. Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For more information, call (772) 785-6202.


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Erin Ergle sets a shot in an attempt to score for the St. Lucie West Centennial Eagles during a match against the Martin County Tigers Wednesday, Aug. 26 in Stuart. The Eagles are scheduled to play at home in a cross-county match against Fort Pierce Westwood Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 6 p.m.

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Don Bestor don’t think I’m just referring to musicians because that’s absolutely not the case. Without volunteers who are organized, we wouldn’t be able to accomplish half of what we do. Without volunteers who are self-starters and good managers, we wouldn’t have a table full of yummy refreshments for you every Tuesday evening at the Jazz Jams, and without volunteers who are willing to wear a whole lot of hats, we wouldn’t have photos, sound, equipment, publicity, and all of the other seemingly invisible details that make every show possible. We are tremendously grateful to our volunteers, members, supporters, and those who come out to enjoy the music. As the leaves (and the license plates) begin to change colors here in St. Lucie County signaling a new season, all of us from Fort Pierce Jazz and Blues Society tip our hats to welcome you back and offer a hearty ovation to those who make it happen all year long. Don Bestor, is a pianist and keyboardist with 27 years of “on the road” experience, 17 years of producing shows, and 12 years as a studio owner/engineer and president of the Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society. Don was an arranging major at Berklee College of Music in Boston.

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the finest artisans and crafts persons in the world at our Jazz Market (arts and crafts), and to stock up on your favorite, fresh from the farm, veggies, fruits so ripe you’ll need a napkin because their sweetness will surely dribble down your chin. Whether you’re nesting for a season here in paradise or looking for the perfect one-of-a-kind gift for someone very special, you’ll find it at the Jazz Market, our arts & crafts market, every Saturday morning in Downtown Fort Pierce. What’s more, your perfect gift purchase will also help support educational programs, cultural presentations, and scholarships for students who want to pursue a career in music or music education. So feel free to browse, stroll, visit, and wander your way through the Saturday morning Jazz Market. Along the way, enjoy the stained glass, Highwaymen paintings, hand-painted glassware, wooden treasures, fabric masterpieces, and the huge variety of uniqueness and artistry and creativity we have to share every Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., and know that you’re helping perpetuate a wonderful tradition of jazz music through another generation. Since September is also the time when organizations and events on the Treasure Coast begin to kick into gear again, I wanted to take just a moment on behalf of the entire board of directors for the Fort Pierce Jazz and Blues Society to thank the dozens of volunteers who share their time and talents with the community every Tuesday evening at the Sunrise Theatre Black Box Jazz Jam sessions (from 7-10 every Tuesday evening), every other Wednesday from 6;30-9:30 at Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, and at a scores of other events, master classes, tutoring sessions, and activities throughout the community all year long. And please

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