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STORY BY KIAYNA O’NEAL CORRESPONDENT On the defensive and hoping to has created for our teachers and of law agencies
AND GEORGE WHITE STAFF WRITER quell the escalating dispute, Mul- organization as a whole.’’
lins spoke briefly before a dozen STORY BY GEORGE WHITE STAFF WRITER
Hopes were lifted, then quickly media outlets, releasing a written After a magistrate recom- AND JENNIFER TORRES CORRESPONDENT
dashed when Brevard Schools statement detailing the proposal mended the district use re-
Superintendent Mark Mullins and describing the year of nego- serve cash to fund a $2,300 Beachside law enforcement
nudged the district’s teacher salary tiations as “not what either party officers recently got some new
offer up by only $330 on Monday, desired or originally anticipated. I CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 tools to keep the public safe –
a move unlikely to resolve a seven- recognize the turmoil this process both by air and sea.
month labor impasse.
Indian Harbour Beach wa-
Brevard County School Superintendent Mark Mullins, left, increased terways just became safer as
the salary offer to teachers, just days after middle-schooler Hayden a larger, newer and more ca-
pable police boat has been put
Mucha organized a rally in support of a teacher pay hike. in service, for about half price,
thanks to a grant from the Flor-
PHOTOS: JULIAN LEEK (LEFT) AND LEAH DUBOIS ida Inland Navigation District
The Indian Harbour Beach
City Council on Feb. 12 ap-
proved the purchase of a 2019
NauticStar public safety boat
with a 150 hp Yamaha engine
and trailer from Boaters Ex-
change in Rockledge.
CONTINUED ON PAGE 3
Sea turtle nesting: SEBASTIAN INLET AT 100: Thriving park is ‘the real Florida’
card encouraging Editor’s note: This is the conclusion of a state park staff. The 971-acre park has For Park Manager Jennifer Roberts,
four-part series on the 100th anniver- something for everyone – photogra- it’s a quiet place to decompress and
STORY BY JENNIFER TORRES CORRESPONDENT sary of the founding of the Sebastian phers, bird watchers, history buffs, bi- enjoy the beauty of nature. “Almost ev-
[email protected] Inlet District. The following story looks cyclists, music lovers and theater-goers. ery day, I see dolphins, manatees and
at the people who manage the inlet
Sea turtle lovers have reason day-to-day, and the diverse activities, gopher tortoises and even ot-
to “shell-a-brate” as the number facilities and cultural programming at ters,” she said, adding, “it’s
of sea turtle nests along Brevard the Sebastian Inlet State Park. good to relax and walk bare-
County has already eclipsed last foot in the sand. There’s noth-
year at this time. STORY BY JEANNINE MJOSETH CORRESPONDENT ing better than watching the
sun rise and set.”
Created to protect the most More than 700,000 beach lovers vis-
significant Loggerhead turtle ited the Sebastian Inlet State Park last Photographers are often
nesting area in the world – and year, enticed by the fishing, swimming out at first and last light cap-
the most significant for the and surfing. But that’s just the tip of the turing nature’s twice-daily
iceberg, according to the enthusiastic floor show. Many shutterbugs
CONTINUED ON PAGE 5
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TEACHER SALARY IMPASSE ommendation. “Teachers will not be out the Avenue Viera and filled the personal lives, but it’s affecting our edu-
fooled by moving a few hundred dollars streets last Friday as more than 200 stu- cation as well,” he said. “If we give (teach-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 from a bonus to a recurring amount dents, parents and teachers marched to ers) a raise, we could get more teachers
while the magistrate noted that the district headquarters. coming here and be able to retain them.”
raise this year for “highly effective” district could afford over twice that
rated teachers, instead of the $770 of- amount and that doing so would be “We found out the decision was go- “If we don’t have the best educators
fered by the district, Mullins countered in the best interests of students,” BFT ing to the School Board, we wanted to in front of us, how can we be expected
with $330 more for a total of $1,100. President Anthony Colucci said. remind them that students and parents to go off and do great things?” Anna
Effective-rated teachers would get $850 care about how much teachers are paid Wilder said.
under the Mullins’ proposal, with ex- Three days before Mullins beckoned as well,” said organizer Hayden Mucha,
ceptional education teachers getting a the media to Viera for “a major an- an eighth-grader at McNair Magnet Brevard teacher salaries, on average,
$1,000 supplement. nouncement that directly affects the Middle student. Mucha and classmate lag more than $2,000 behind their Flor-
quality of Brevard Public Schools,” it Addisyn Thurn mobilized supporters ida peers, according to the Florida De-
The Brevard Federation of Teach- was student protesters who had all the via social media. partment of Education. The new $330
ers’ union was “greatly disappointed,” cameras on them. Mullins proposed would not close that
calling the move by Mullins a ploy to Colucci said the issue taught an im- deficit much.
manipulate school board members’ Chants of “Better pay, teachers stay!” portant, real-world civics lesson: “We’re
upcoming votes on the $2,300 rec- and “Students care, too!” rang through- teaching kids to rally, to organize and “The school district likes to recognize
support a cause that is important to kids for science and arts but we need to
them, which is the essence of democ- recognize these kids for their activism
racy. in caring about their public schools,”
Colucci said. BPS said Mullins’ small
Julie Wilder, a parent and Ocean concession was not in response to the
Breeze Elementary teacher, expressed student protest, that it was in the works
sheer pride in the young people. “It just for weeks.
lets you know that as teachers, you are
valued – at least by the students.” Despite the circumstances, the pro-
test brought a sense of hope to students.
Wilder is worried about teachers “We’re extremely proud of the turnout,”
leaving or working multiple jobs. She Thurn said, encouraging others toward
marched alongside her son and daugh- social activism. “If you see something
ter, Ethan and Anna Wilder. “They see wrong, do something about it.”
how much goes into it (teaching) be-
yond the typical eight-hour school day” Another, larger demonstration is
she said. planned for Monday before the School
Board meeting. “We are looking for-
A 2019 West Shore Junior-Senior ward to our rally on the 24th where
High graduate and now a Florida Ga- thousands of teachers will watch to see
tor, Anna Wilder recently said from the if the school board members will also
School Board podium, “I have seen my act against the best interest of students
mom work day after day, putting her as well,” Colucci said after Mullins’ an-
heart and soul into her work and not nouncement.
just for [me] but her own students.”
Correspondent Jan Wesner Childs
Mucha echoed concerns about teach- contributed to this report.
er turnover. “It’s not only affecting their
Superintendent Mark Mullins at Monday’s press conference. Students rally for teachers on Friday. PHOTOS: JULIAN LEEK AND LEAH DUBOIS
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NEW TOOLS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
The original grant approval for the Left: Melbourne Beach Officer John Tilesio with new DJI Phantom 4 Drone. Right: Indian Harbour Beach Sgt. Matt Jankowski in 2019 NauticStar public safety boat. PHOTOS: TIM WIRTH AND RYAN CLAPPER
boat was not to exceed $42,500. Indi-
an Harbour Beach police worked with when we have regattas,’’ Butler said. my attention about using a drone for ment spectrum for the past few years,”
FIND to reduce the size of the vessel, The previous patrol boat had been search and rescue in the ocean and to Tilesio said.
thereby reducing the cost to have funds locate missing persons,” said Police
to upgrade the boat lift donated for po- used for rescues, and once for recover- Chief Melanie Griswold. “It’s the future, The drone will mainly be used for
lice use in the gated Marina Isles sub- ing a body, but with a capacity of one and we are taking advantage of tools search-and-rescue purposes. A life vest
division. and a narrow beach, such operations that could save a life.” drop device was installed on the belly
were difficult, he said. of the aircraft. It will also be used to
The final project cost of the boat and As a boy, Tilesio loved anything radio- check for missing persons and check
repaired lift was $57,366, with FIND As first responders for water rescue, controlled – his favorite hobby was fly- the waterways to verify if there is a dis-
funding half, or $28,683. the Melbourne Beach Police Depart- ing scale airplanes and helicopters. Now tressed person or vessel.
ment must react quickly to calls of dis- he leads his department’s new drone
The previous boat, a 2009 Triumph tressed swimmers, boats or unknown program, obtaining certification as a re- “Time is of the essence and the drone
with 75 hp Yamaha engine, was sold for objects spotted at a distance in the wa- mote (drone) pilot through the FAA. will cover ground faster and more effi-
$6,800. The new 21-foot center console ter. Now they’ll have assistance from a cient,” Tilesio said. “I hope that more
Nautic star has a wider beam and big- $2,000 DJI Phantom 4 Drone. “I started building custom drones agencies will join in implementing
ger engine, with both features making seven years ago and have had an inter- drones in the near future for search and
the boat “more practical for our water- “I have a bright and intelligent of- est in bringing them to the law enforce- rescue.”
ways,’’ said Indian Harbour Beach Po- ficer, John Tilesio, who brought this to
lice Chief David Butler.
Indian Harbour Beach Police Sgt.
Matt Jankowski successfully applied for
the FIND grant which also allowed the
boat dock repairs, Butler said.
“We’ve very proud we got a very
good piece of equipment for about half
price,” Butler said. Police lights and
sirens were installed on the boat for
“We just wanted to get out there with
a boat that we could do different things
with, a patrol boat to patrol our water-
ways and canals on the weekends or
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SEBASTIAN INLET south of the Sebastian Inlet the park. Michelle Saia, who
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 bridge, highlights the rich runs BG’s Surfside Grill and
combine photography with bird cultural history of Sebastian’s Adventures, the official con-
watching. The park is on the Great
Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail, commercial fishing industry. cession operator for park,
a network of 510 premier wildlife
viewing sites across the state. The It features an exhibition on hosts some unusual events
best times for watching are in the
fall and spring when migratory the early families of Sebastian as well.
birds are traveling what’s known
as the Atlantic Flyway. But there who operated fish houses: On July 26, back by popu-
are always magnificent birds at the
park including Great Egrets, Great Sembler, Smith and Judah. lar demand, is “Jaws on the
Blue Herons, Wood Storks and
Brown Pelicans. The Pelican Island They’ve replicated an origi- Water,” where film buffs can
Audubon Society helps the park
count birds during the migrations. nal fish house and dock with watch the classic movie while
Printed bird identification guides
are available at the ranger station. displays nets, fishing gear and Vince Love and the Soul Cats are one of bobbing in the cove (the park
photos of fishing in the la- the acts booked for the Night Sounds admission is covered by the
“We can be so dependent on
electronics and being inside,” Rob- goon. The entry fee is includ- concerts at Sebastian Inlet State Park. $15 fee). Tubes can be rented
erts said. “We need to get outside.”
ed in the park admission. for $5, or bring your own.
The Annual State Park Pass, she
said, is the all-access ticket to every For cyclists, there are bike PHOTO COURTESY SEBASTIAN INLET STATE PARK At the suggestion of a cus-
one of Florida’s state parks for a val-
ue price. Florida State Parks have paths galore. On the south side of “I try to bring in as much variety tomer, Saia recently held a drum
won three National Gold Medal
Awards for Excellence from the Na- the park a two-mile bike path fol- as I can,” he said. “It might be blues, circle at the park and plans on
tional Recreation and Park Associa-
tion, she said, noting that no other lows the ditches and dykes that country, folk, soul, Motown, Dixie- doing it again. “It started with six
state has even won twice.
were built to reduce mosquitoes. land, Celtic, Indian. I look for music people and pretty soon 40 people
For history buffs, the McLarty
Treasure Museum brings to life the Mountain bikers can pedal an our clientele will enjoy and we’re al- were drumming, dancing and hula
1715 wreck of Spanish galleon ships
bulging with gold, silver, gems and eight-mile unpaved trail fringed by ways looking for suggestions.” hooping,” Saia said.
other riches as they headed back to
Spain. The museum, built on a sur- sea grape and mangroves. The path This will be the final season Twice yearly, the South Beach
vivor’s camp of the wrecked fleet, is
on the National Register of Historic starts at the state park’s Bayside O’Toole books the Night Sounds Players, Melbourne Beach’s com-
Marina located two miles north concerts as he’s retiring Oct. 31 with munity theater group, performs
The museum, just outside the
park’s southern entrance in Indian of the state park. Those looking to 40 years of service to the park. “My original comedies in BG’s Surfside
River County, offers a short film
about shipwrecks off the coast of rack up big miles can grab a trail plan is to have no plans,” he joked. banquet hall to sell-out crowds.
Florida and makes one want to pick
up a metal detector and search for map and stick to the 40-mile paved “I’ll probably volunteer at the park The players will perform their next
gold doubloons on the beach. Ad-
mission is not a lot of booty at $2. bike path than runs along A1A. with my wife. I’ve dedicated my life show, “Intelligent Life,” the first two
The Sebastian Fishing Museum, For a slower pace, sea turtle to this park and I want to continue weeks in December.
walks take place Friday through to help.” During snowbird season, Friday
Tuesday evenings in June and July. For the upcoming season, night live music events resume on
A park ranger leads the group on a O’Toole has booked four bands, in- the second-story wrap-around deck
three-mile walk in search of moth- cluding: overlooking the ocean and the la-
ers laying eggs, while talking about Sept. 14: Vintage, a talented band goon. Don Sadler, a talented Tennes-
wrack lines, sea beans, lobstering, from Central Florida, plays classic see musician with a 500-song reper-
the night sky, bioluminescence, the rock and roll. toire, played music every Friday in
treasure fleet and beach re-nour- Dec. 14: Hot Pink is an electric April.
ishment. The walks, in their 41st rock band that plays everything With all that’s going on at the
year, start at 9 p.m. and can end as from Stevie Wonder to Elton John, park, attendance is increasing, with
late at 1 a.m. They sell out fast and from soul to rock ’n’ roll. Memorial Day weekend numbers
only a few spots are available for Feb. 8, 2020: Four Shillings Short doubling last year’s count of 6,000
this season. is a husband/wife duo of Aodh Og visitors. As they look back at 100
“The Sebastian Inlet State Park is O’Tuama and Christy Martin, mod- years since the Sebastian Inlet Dis-
the real Florida and it’s open 24/7, ern day troubadours who perform trict was created, and also to its fu-
365 days a year,” said Terry O’Toole, on over 30 world instruments. ture, the park staff never loses sight
a long-time park services special- March 7, 2020: Vince Love and of the core mission.
ist. Among many other duties, Ter- the Soul Cats plays soul, blues and “Our job is to maintain a deli-
ry books the bands for the popular Motown music. cate balance of people enjoying the
Night Sounds concert series held The state park staff aren’t the park while maintaining a healthy
September through May. only ones generating excitement at ecosystem,” Roberts said.
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SEA TURTLE NESTING According to Dr. Kate Mansfield, di- last June, to 4,914 so far, and the num- during mating, to allow tracking.
rector of the UCF Marine Turtle Re- ber of leatherback nests has more than Mansfield and her group began
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 search Group, which studies and tracks doubled from 11 to 30. There is also
sea turtle nests in the Brevard County one Kemp’s Ridley nest. Mansfield said tracking sea turtle nests at the refuge
green turtle in North America – the Ar- portion of the refuge, Green Turtle nests they’ve seen an increase in females, but on May 4, when they documented 10
chie Carr National Wildlife Refuge spans are abundant, with 1,100 nests as of June still know very little about the males. leatherbacks, 259 loggerhead nests, and
20.5 miles along Brevard and Indian Riv- 15 – 10 times as many nests as last year. one Kemps Ridley nest. On May 11, her
er counties, and mid-season numbers Loggerhead nests are also up from 3,825 In an effort to learn more, they are group noted the earliest green turtle
are looking good. satellite tagging males who come ashore nest since 1982.
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HOLDING COURT: PASSION FOR TENNIS RUNS IN THIS FAMILY
STORY BY DAVID JONES CORRESPONDENT Rick and Maya Boysen. PHOTOS: TIM WIRTH the club. “It’s a great neighborhood, a
great area,’’Rick said. “It’s not too big,
On the eve of Father’s Day, proud As they talk tennis, gymnastics Maya’s barely 5-foot frame is packed not too small, there’s a great diversity
papa Rick Boysen and his daughter, equipment occupies their living space with so much talent, so many dreams. of people here, I think.’’
Maya, gathered at their kitchen table – representing another of Maya’s loves. The tennis courts aren’t much farther
in the family’s Indian Harbour Beach She would later do a headstand and a way than the gymnastics gear. The Are we watching the next home-
living room looking relaxed less than flip that would take your breath away. Boysens live only a couple blocks from grown super athlete? Is something very
hour from taking to the courts at Kiwi magical brewing? Time will tell.
“I have trouble moving my feet
Tennis is a passion this father- sometimes,’’ Maya said. “I have to fo-
daughter duo share. They both com- cus on that sometimes. A lot of my
pete under the Friday Night Lights at shots are pretty technical.’’
Kiwi, where Rick ranks as a top teach-
ing professional at the club after an Together the Boysens keep trying to
outstanding college career at Bowling master their craft.
Green State University. Maya, just shy
of her 12th birthday in July, trains in the “I do have trouble watching some-
robust youth development program. times,’’ the father admits. “Naturally
I’m competitive and once you’ve got-
Rick talks shop about his college ten good at anything you are naturally
days and beyond, and Maya smiles, lis- competitive, as she has become. So I
tening intently to every word. want to see her succeed, so when she
has her good days I feel so proud. Prob-
Rick Boysen jokes “my backhand ably when she has her bad days it’s
landed short’’ when discussing his tough on both of us.’’
pro career. They have lived in the area
for about 11 years. Maya was born The first tournament Maya ever
in Atlanta but calls Indian Harbour played in she lost her first match, then
Beach home. She’ll be in seventh went into the consolation bracket and
grade this fall. “Once I moved here rolled. It will be years before her story
11 years ago, I knew it was a place I is finally written, but sharing the game
needed to be,’’ Rick said. He already is special, in good times and bad.
is noticing Maya’s game is growing.
Both love to play the net. Both draw “I complain about my shoulders and
raves for their skills. my knees sometimes,’’ jokes Rick, now
54. “My wife says sometimes, why don’t
Joey Jones and Tom Knights, who you quit then? I say, well, I can’t be-
played at Louisiana State University, cause if I quit I won’t have any friends.
are the coaches forming her tennis It’s a great game and I’ve met so many
game. “I love getting out there and great people.”
playing with her,’’ Rick said. “It’s a
great sport; there’s the physical aspect What about the future? Dad says
of it, the mental aspect of it, the social there’s no pressure on his daughter to
aspect. follow in his footsteps.
“We play tennis quite a bit. I really “We’re two separate people,’’ Rick
try to enforce what her other coaches said. “Like she’s a great piano player
tell her. I try to stay hands off.” and I can’t play the piano at all. I think
there’s a lot of misconceptions like if
Maya started playing at 4 years someone is a great basketball player
old. “I just kind of fell in love with the their kid should be a great basketball
sport,’’ she said. “I just hope to take it player. Everyone has to start some-
as far as I can.’’ where. It’s still her game, she’s very
To reduce squawking, council approves new rules for backyard chickens
STORY BY GEORGE WHITE STAFF WRITER there are presently several homes with concerns about cleanliness and health not be released to free range unless
[email protected] backyard chickens in Indian Harbour issues. confined to the fenced rear yard.
Beach, in violation of City Code.
Backyard chickens are now allowed Rules for backyard chickens ap- The council considered having quar-
in Indian Harbour Beach under a rela- Ashton Gelzinis of Indian Harbour proved by the council June 11 include: terly inspections, but decided on just
tively stringent permitting program Beach, mother of two boys under age 6, four hens maximum; no roosters; sin- requiring initial inspections for per-
that requires owners to submit plans, brought the request for a code change gle family homes; no coop closer than mitting and a repeat inspection upon
complete a class and have chicken to the council after a complaint started 10 feet of property lines; not for com- annual permit renewal unless there is
coops hidden behind opaque fences. a deadline for the removal of her fam- mercial sale of eggs or hens; stored feed a complaint.
ily’s brood hens, which the Gelzinises must be kept in a pest-proof container
Only four hens and no roosters are have enjoyed keeping for seven years. or be kept inside a secured structure; Most local cities and Brevard
now allowed per single-family home, In less than two weeks, she collected completion of training class; chick- County allow chickens with regula-
representing progress on a topic that more than 100 signatures in support ens and coop must be kept behind an tions. The cities in Brevard prohibit-
first came up May 14 before the Indi- of the code change. The main opposi- opaque fence; chickens must be kept ing backyard chickens include Cape
an Harbour Beach City Council. Some tion from council had stemmed from within a coop or enclosure, and may Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, Palm Shores
council members did not know that and Indialantic.
National Sea Turtle
Day fetes Florida’s
Lucy the Loggerhead
and Raelin Ferguson.
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SEEN & SCENE
National Sea Turtle Day fetes Florida’s shelled celebs
STORY BY LUANN MANDERVILLE CORRESPONDENT Lisa Lojewski, Lucy the Loggerhead, Noelle Villanueva and Becky Aud. PHOTOS: JULIAN LEEK Jordan Chandler.
one of the perils that befall the tiny
Nesting sea turtles are natural won- turtles – but it’s one that humans can
ders, unique to a few parts of Florida, control.
and catching a glimpse of one in the
wild, in the shimmer of the moonlight Becky Aud started as a volunteer
under a starry sky can be a once-in-a- about 13 months ago and has fully in-
lifetime experience for visitors, and volved her passion to help sea turtles.
still a kick for a native. She started her volunteer efforts doing
nesting surveys by walking the beach
To celebrate these local celebrities
who make their cameos on our shores,
the Sea Turtle Preservation Society in
Indialantic held an open house on Sat-
urday, which was National Sea Turtle
Male sea turtles spend their entire
life at sea, but mature females come
ashore to nest up to seven times each
season. So remember, its “Lights Out”
on the beach from May 1 to Oct. 31.
That means no flash cameras or flash-
lights, and any porch and street lamps
must be title-safe amber or hooded
with light aimed away from the beach.
A mere one in a thousand sea turtles
actually make it on the journey from
egg to adulthood. Being lured off-track
by oceanfront lighting that hatchlings
think is moonlight on the surf is just
Chris Pear with calipers.
in the morning and moved on to being The closest sea turtle rehabs are at
a scout for night walks to help educate Brevard Zoo in Melbourne and at Sea
others on sea turtles and the nesting World in Orlando. And there are 11 re-
season. Soon after, she was hooked and hab sites around the state of Florida.
began volunteering with the Sea Tur-
tle Preservation Society blog, among There are seven species of sea tur-
other tasks, and now she is now on the tles worldwide and five of those spe-
STPS board and serves as Education cies nest on the beaches of Florida.
Director. Of those, the most popular is the log-
gerhead. The STPS scouts are only al-
The Sea Turtle Preservation Society lowed to show the loggerhead turtle.
is open to the public from 11 a.m. to 5 It is listed only as threatened and not
p.m. Monday-Saturday and there is al- endangered, as many of the others cur-
ways someone on staff to educate. rently are.
Aud shared, “It takes so many vol- Noelle Villanueva, the director of
unteers to get all the things done and events and fundraising, said, “We
we are permitted through the Florida opened at 10 a.m. this morning for a
Fish & Wildlife Conservation and the member preview and then at 11 a.m.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to work to the public and it has been non-stop
with the endangered and threatened today.”
sea turtles.” There are currently over
700 members of the STPS about 300 If you are new to the area or looking
volunteers. for a place to take your visitors, check
in the gift shop for all things sea turtle
To volunteer, you must become a with proceeds benefiting the STPS.
member. Memberships are $15 for stu-
dents; $20 for individual, $30 for fam- Guided Turtle Watches for the public
ily; and $50 for an annual contributor. are held May-July.
Lifetime, endowment and benefactor
memberships are also offered. For volunteer opportunities or mem-
bership, call 321-676-1701 or visit www.
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size restrictions, and an off leash dog area. The air conditioned
atrium of the building contains the exercise and meeting rooms. ficially under the Surf
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several other markets
STORY BY JENNIFER TORRES CORRESPONDENT including Panama Beach, Madeira
[email protected] Beach and Destin, to name a few.
As summer rolls on and local beach- But Surf Style Spokeswoman Tara
es fill with tourists and kids freshly Malinasky said each store in Indialan-
sprung from school, so do the shops of- tic does have its own unique offerings.
fering supplies for a day on the water. “Our location closest to the beach
Of the 126 million people who vis- includes an Island Market inside of
ited Florida last year, almost half came the Surf Style store. Island Market is a
specifically to enjoy beach and water- convenience store that offers drinks,
front activities. And Surf Style wants to snacks, toiletries, beer, wine and more,”
help them enjoy it even more. Malinasky said. “Our other location
With an inventory that includes has the widest selection of beach sup-
beach-themed apparel, accessories, plies that can be found in the area in
souvenirs, jewelry and footwear, Surf area including beach chairs, umbrella,
Style brands itself as a place where towels, balls, etc.”
“customers are sure to find everything Surf Style is celebrating its 30th an-
they need for the ultimate beach vaca- niversary this year. In 2011, the com-
tion.” pany opened its first “Megastore” in
The company recently established Clearwater Beach which is home to a
a big presence in the small town of In- FlowRider indoor surfing machine.
dialantic by taking over ownership of “We are thrilled to expand into the
– and completely renovating – two lo- Melbourne market. Both of the Surf
cations located just over 500 feet from Style locations in Melbourne are under
each other. new ownership and that is why they
Bonnie King, deputy director of the have both been changed to the Surf
Space Coast Office of Tourism, believes Style name and are undergoing reno-
there is a market for multiple beach- vations,” Malinasky said. “The reno-
themed shops in town because many vations are to keep the aesthetic and
travelers don’t want to pay the extra ex- feel of the stores consistent with the
pense of carrying beach equipment on Surf Style brand and other locations
a flight. As a result, retailers who sup- throughout Florida, Alabama and Mis-
ply these items have a solid customer sissippi. This aesthetic of the stores
base. provides customers with a fun and
“Our No. 1 natural resource is our easy shopping experience.”
beach and people come here to swim, She said patrons can expect a large
lay on the beach and surf,” King said. quantity of private label products, as
“So, we are happy to have these types well as a vast selection of souvenirs
of outlets.” and T-shirts.
Nature’s best: Clyde Butcher
photos fascinate at Foosaner
PHOTO BY NIKI BUTCHER
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ARTS & THEATRE
Nature’s best: Clyde Butcher photos fascinate at Foosaner
STORY BY ROLANDA HATCHER-GALLOP CORRESPONDENT PHOTO BY ALEX STAFFORD ‘I’m glad that people
PHOTOS BY LEAH DUBOIS see my work and
Sixty-nine photographs. Images in
black and white, capturing Florida’s have a good feeling
natural landscapes in locations less about Florida ... but
trodden by most residents and visi- my hope is that they
tors alike. will go further than
The photographs comprise a rare that and want to
collection crafted by famed photogra-
pher Clyde Butcher that is currently on protect it.’
exhibit at the Foosaner Art Museum,
located at 1463 Highland Ave. in Mel- Clyde Butcher
bourne’s Eau Gallie Art District.
The show, which runs through Oct.
19, opened June 8 with Butcher on hand
to sign his books and meet fans. More
than 400 people attended the opening.
“It was great seeing everyone,”
“The last time I was at the museum
was 25 years ago. That was when I do-
nated the collection.”
Only three copies of that coveted col-
lection exist in the world.
From dramatic vistas to sweeping
landscapes, the exhibit features unique
perspectives of Florida’s swamps,
forests and estuaries from the St. John’s
River to the Florida Keys, all captured
seven acres of inspiration
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with Butcher’s 1945 Deardorff large- Picture-perfect inspiration to preserve Florida’s beauty
format camera between 1986 and 1995.
STORY BY ROLANDA HATCHER-GALLOP CORRESPONDENT properly export waste, then people will camera, instead opting for a lighter digi-
“We love his photographs and the start moving out of Florida. We have too tal one.
museum is proud to own this very Clyde Butcher’s 40-plus-year pho- much waste. Even the streams are be-
rare collection,” said Carla Funk, ex- tography career has included bringing ing damaged by the phosphates and ni- Still, he travels throughout the state,
ecutive director and chief curator of attention to environmentally sensitive trates,” he said. “Nature is simple if you looking for his next photograph.
university museums at the Florida areas through his art, with subjects leave it alone.”
Institute of Technology, which owns ranging from the Florida Everglades to “There’s no formula for finding the
the Foosaner. U.S. national parks and even natural Butcher, 76, is still recovering from right photograph. It just has to feel good
landscapes in the Czech Republic. a stroke he suffered two years ago. He to me. I go out and when it feels like a
“In 1995, Clyde Butcher printed and now walks with the help of a walker and good spot, I stop, put my camera on tri-
hand-processed each of the photos in “I’m glad that people see my work and no longer carries around the Deardorff pod and shoot. I don’t even mess with
this collection. He made only three have a good feeling about Florida, that the composition,” he said.
copies of each image. One collection they think it is a gorgeous place, but my
was donated to the museum, one he hope is that they will go further than tiny HOME FESTIVAL
kept for his gallery and the other one that and want to protect it,” he said.
was sold to individual collectors,” VERO BEACH
Funk explained. He admits that people come up to
him all the time to tell him that they are AT THE INDIAN RIVER MALL
Although some of the locations inspired by his photographs and want JUNE 22 FROM 10AM TO 5PM
in the collection may be familiar to to help with preservation efforts. How-
those who know his work, Funk said ever, it usually stops there because they • • • $5 ADMISSION • • •
none of the images in the exhibit don’t know where to begin. FOR MORE INFO CONTACT 561-929-0237
can be found in Butcher’s numerous
books or on his website. “To be honest, there is a gap between TINY HOME EXPO & STREET MARKET
wanting to do something and actually
Jonnie Swann, a Merritt Island resi- doing something. I think the first step Full Day of Touring Tiny Homes, Home Builders,
dent who attended the show’s open- is understanding what is causing our Skoolies (bus conversions)
ing, said the exhibit has images that problems,” Butcher said.
will fascinate viewers of all ages and Kids Activities, Food Trucks, Vendors inside
backgrounds. He cites an ever-increasing popu- and outside the Mall and Entertainment.
lation, water usage and quality, and
“To me, Clyde’s pictures have the over-development among the major
power to teach all of us to see deeper problems threatening Florida’s natural
into nature; to see things most people landscapes. He also notes that while
don’t see. He’s got such a love of na- people know the problems are there,
ture and his photographs reflect that. they don’t necessarily want to see taxes
I think they teach us to care about na- raised to address them. “We don’t want
ture, not just look at it,” she said. to pay for the infrastructure needed to
deal with our problems. Nobody wants
Her favorite images in the collec- to see their taxes raised. Instead, we say
tion include an expansive photo- let’s teach our kids to do better. Let’s let
graph with sawgrass and whitewater them handle these issues.
lilies as well as several pictures of
Florida’s mangroves. “We don’t have time to teach the kids;
some of these areas will be gone by
Swann first met Butcher during his the time they are grown and able to do
1995 visit to the museum. Her family something,” Butcher said.
has been friends with the photogra-
pher ever since. He said better city planning and bet-
ter environmental codes are needed
“Clyde has got so much energy and now. He also stressed the need for state
passion for nature and preserving it,” leaders to do something about the waste
Swann said. coming from farm animals, humans
and fertilizers. “If they are not willing to
Funk agreed, adding that Butch-
er’s images are inspirational when it
comes to protecting Florida’s natural
“We have over 69 different ecosys-
tems in the state of Florida. I believe
Clyde Butcher is telling us to be aware
of them and to make every effort to pre-
serve them,” she said.
Funk added that the environmen-
tal message conveyed through the
collection is very timely. “I hope we
can use this exhibition as a platform
to discuss local conservation efforts,”
In conjunction with the exhibi-
tion, the museum is planning several
events in the coming months that
deal with Florida’s natural spaces.
The first one is a free presentation
at 6 p.m. on June 28 by Leesa Souto,
director of the Marine Resources
Council. She will lecture on “artiv-
ism” and efforts to save the Indian
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Coming Up: Playhouse trumpets a unique Armstrong homage
STORY BY SAMANTHA BAITA STAFF WRITER In the role of Prince is El Cavitt, who was
Prince’s stunt double, and performed
1 One-of-a-kind if ever there was in several Prince videos. “Let It Be” has,
one. That’s Satchmo, he of the un- thus far, accumulated 20-plus years of
research and performances to bring you
forgettable voice and the incomparable their current show, with accurately rec-
reated instrumentation and costumes,
trumpet skills. Next Friday, June 28, “from Hollywood to Halifax and Chi-
cago to New Orleans,” according to the
through Sunday, get to the Historic Co- show promo. Parking is easy-peasy in
the Ocean Center garage, then just take
coa Village Playhouse for “Louis Arm- the crosswalk. You can rent a chair, buy
a beverage and enjoy the free concert,
strong’s Wonderful World: An Original and you’ll want to stick around for the
fireworks display that follows. Times:
Musical Drama.” Writer Trevor Pres- music – 7:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; fireworks,
9:45 p.m. Admission: free. 386-255-0415.
ton’s homage to “Ambassador Satch,”
the trumpet genius who was born in
New Orleans in 1901, celebrates the life
and music of “an extraordinary man
who still lives in the hearts of millions of
people throughout the world.” Preston’s
labor of love strives to show that Arm-
strong brought more to the world than 2 The Umbrella Thieves at Lou’s Blues June 21.
“only” the wonderful music and the joy 4 Or, how about a little journey
down the road to check out a cool
he shared: “Someone like (him) comes
along very rarely,” Preston asserts. The legend” and the place “where the party’s weekend for example: Friday, June 21, little spot in Vero: The Kilted Mermaid
at.” Could well be. The décor is eclectic 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., Umbrella Thieves
world would agree. Curtain: Friday, 7:30 and fun, the vibe is “relax-hang out-en- takes the stage. They describe them- is a cozy little neighborhood pub (beer,
joy,” there’s food and drink, of course, selves as “a high-energy collective” that
p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and the broad patio overlooks the beach pride themselves on their ability to “pull wine and foodstuffs )in Vero’s Historic
and the deep blue sea. Ocean breezes off countless genres of music with preci-
Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets: $18 to $26. 321- come at no extra charge. The music sion and finesse.” And they keep up with Downtown, with an eclectic, artsy vibe,
menu is broad, too, from classic blues the very, very latest trends and songs.
636-5050. and rock to ’70s, ’80s, ’90s hits. Take this Old faves to newest releases, check them and live music on the weekends (with a
out. Saturday, June 22, from 1 p.m. to 5
p.m. it’s Michele Wood, a powerhouse focus on original music Fridays and Sat-
soprano with amazing pipes and a di-
2 There seems always to be some- verse repertoire that, says her bio “spans urdays). In addition to the regular music
thing cool and fun happening at many decades and many styles of mu-
sic.” Thing really get cookin’ as the night schedule, the Mermaid holds their very
deepens: 9:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m., Vibe’s
Lou’s Blues, which calls itself “a local got you covered, musically. This dynam- own music and art mini-fest in their
ic group of young singer/musicians has
rhythm, talent and vitality aplenty, tak- own cool little alleyway (north side.) It’s
ing you into tomorrow with R&B, jazz,
soul and funk. Between Michele and aptly called the “Third Friday Alley Party
Vibe, there’s karaoke. Order that sec-
ond one, and grab a mic. Sunday, June and Mural Fundraiser.” Why? The Mer-
23, brings Love Valley, a rock band out
of Merritt Island, summoning back that folk are raising the wherewithal to buy
“Jam Band” sound from the ’60s and
’70s, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.; and trop rock sing- art supplies and engage artists to create
er/songwriter John McDonald’s music
will have you kickin’ your shoes off and eight murals in downtown locations, to
getting your island on (there could be a
conga line involved, you never know). 7 support local artists and amp up the vi-
p.m. to 10 p.m. 321-779-2299.
brant, artsy ambiance even more. And
this Friday, June 21, is it. Wine in hand,
check out an alley-full of “spices, dog
treats, handmade soaps and lotions,
plants and macrame plant hangers. et
cetera.” Here’s the weekend music line-
up: Friday, Ben Prestage brings the Alley
Party tunes. The Orlando Sentinel calls
Prestage “one of Florida’s most eminent,
and simply best, one-man bands and
bluesmen,” and he’s sure popular at the
Mermaid. Saturday it’ll be singer/song-
writer Trevor Bystrom and his Band. An
acoustic musician with an Indie vibe,
Bystrom, according to GoTonight.com,
plays “a wide range of instruments in
various styles,” among them a Weissen-
3 Nothing spells summer like live born slide guitar, a 12-string guitar and
music and fireworks on iconic
an instrument he built himself, called
Daytona Beach. Soak in the sights and a ngoni or African harp. Sunday brings
sounds of summer: Take a little road Indiantown native Abby Owens to the
trip up to the Daytona Beach Boardwalk mic. Abby Owens, says her bio, is “a sto-
and Pier on any summer Friday and ryteller of songs,” who plays roots-style
Saturday and join the festive crowd en- music “inspired by the South,” and usu-
joying a free, live concert at the historic ally about her own experiences. Owens’
coquina bandshell in Oceanview Park. unique sound combines a “percussive
This Friday, June 21, check out “Purple acoustic guitar” style with smooth vo-
Masquerade,” a Prince tribute, and Sat- cals. Times: Fridays and Saturdays, 8
urday, June 22, it’s “Let it Be,” a Beatles’ p.m. to 11 p.m.; Sundays, 7 p.m. to 10
tribute. Purple Masquerade has toured p.m.; Third Friday Alley Party, 6 p.m. to
extensively across the U.S. and Canada. 9 p.m.
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CHRIS POLASHENSKI LEADS RESEARCHERS man icebreaker, though the ship will Struggling on the sea ice off Alaska flux chambers to measure carbon that
PREPARING FOR THE YEAR-LONG spend only a few weeks under its own during their training this April, they get moves from the sea ice to the atmo-
MOSAIC EXPEDITION. power. After reaching a remote part of a taste of how tough the task will be. sphere, and a Swiss team has devel-
the Siberian Arctic, the crew will cut They are steeling themselves for what oped an apparatus for sampling snow.
BY SARAH KAPLAN | WASHINGTON POST the engine and wait for water to freeze awaits at the pole: profound isolation
around the vessel, entrapping it. and protracted darkness, laborious ex- The National Science Foundation
UTQIAGVIK, Alaska – The scientists periments, cold that can plunge to 45 and other U.S. agencies are contribut-
walk across a frozen Arctic Ocean, Then the ship – and everyone on it degrees below zero. There are count- ing more than $25 million in grants,
dark specks in a sea of white. Pale – will be adrift, at the mercy of the ice. less ways the Arctic might thwart and equipment and logistical support, mak-
clouds loom low over the bundled fig- threaten them at every turn. ing this one of the most expensive Arctic
ures. The wind sends ice crystals skid- What the scientists discover during expeditions the NSF has ever funded.
ding and swirling around them, eras- their year in the frozen north will help If all goes according to plan, the Mul-
ing their footprints. them forecast the future of the entire tidisciplinary drifting Observatory for About 60 people will be living and
planet. As Arctic ice vanishes, many the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) working on the Polarstern at any giv-
Behind a large ice ridge, the group scientists expect the steady stream will begin on Sept. 20 – when the ice- en moment; most have signed up for
shelters from the subzero cold and 25 of air that pushes weather across the breaker RV Polarstern sets out in search two-month stints, though a few may
mph gusts to set up their experiment. Northern Hemisphere to wobble, pro- of an ice floe to which it can pin its fate. be onboard for half the year or more.
They are learning to map an area’s to- ducing periods of punishing cold, bru- Virtually their only link to the rest of
pography by shooting lasers across the tal heat waves and disastrous floods. The ship will spend the next 12 months the world will be the ships and aircraft
ice and snow. But even their machines following that single floe through the scheduled to arrive every 60 days –
seem disoriented by the whiteout con- That’s already happening. The po- central Arctic and across the North winter blizzards and stormy seas per-
ditions: The lasers bounce off whirling lar vortex that gripped the Midwest Pole – a 387-foot drifting research sta- mitting – to switch out passengers and
snowflakes before striking their targets. this winter, the fires in California and tion inhabited by a rotating cast of restock food and fuel.
lingering hurricanes like Sandy and some 300 meteorologists, biologists,
It’s yet another problem they must Florence are all thought to be domino oceanographers and ice experts. Simply getting to the Polarstern
solve before the fall, when these scien- effects of this instability. can take as long as a month; partici-
tists and several hundred others will Nearly every northern nation is in pants joke that it’s easier to reach the
launch the largest Arctic research ex- Unless humans take drastic ac- on the project. Germany’s Alfred We- International Space Station, 250 miles
pedition in history: a 12-month, $134 tion, Earth is on track to exceed the gener Institute, a polar research center, above the surface of the Earth.
million, 17-nation effort to document threshold for dangerous warming in a is providing the Polarstern and lead-
climate change in the fastest-warming little over a decade, the UN has said. ing the expedition. Russia, China and The researchers will have no Inter-
part of the globe. These scientists are racing against the Sweden have all contributed resupply net or phone service. They will work
changing planet to understand what’s vessels. Japanese experts have built seven days a week, with free time
The world attempts an expedition of happening – and what is yet to come. granted only at the discretion of their
this size, expense and risk only “once in research coordinators. Those on duty
a generation.” from December to February will never
see the sun.
Home base will be a massive Ger-
This is the only way to truly under-
stand the far north, organizers say.
There is no land here for a permanent
research station, no open water to sail
through. The Arctic demands to be
studied on its own terms.
But the drift strategy has perils.
Choose the wrong ice floe, and the sci-
entists could end up in Russian waters,
where outsiders can’t collect data with-
out special permits. Or the ice could
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carry them far to the west, beyond the THE GERMAN ICEBREAKER RV POLARSTERN. structor, Jeff Bowman, a biologist at the
reach of rescue missions should any- Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
thing go awry. RACHEL LEKANOFF, LEFT,
AND DANIEL WATKINS Watkins stops the drill.
Analyses of ice paths from previous LEARN TO CORE ICE. “Don’t leave it in,” Bowman says,
years suggest that the ideal floe lies quickly. If the bit stays in the drill hole,
about 335 miles east of the North Pole. POLASHENSKI LEADS A GUN SAFETY TUTORIAL. DON PEROVICH HAS BEEN water might refreeze around it, trap-
By the end of a year, it should deliver STUDYING THE ARCTIC ping the instrument.
the Polarstern to open water some- SINCE THE 1970s. The Arctic is melting so quickly that
where between Greenland and the an experiment like MOSAiC may not
Svalbard archipelago. BYRON BLOMQUIST SLICES AN ICE CORE. be possible for much longer.
For the drifting plan to work, the sci-
The Polarstern will be the first modern POLAR BEARS PASS A RIDGE OF SEA ICE IN THE ARCTIC OCEAN BEYOND UTQIAGVIK. entists need to lodge the Polarstern in a
research vessel to spend an entire year at piece of “multiyear” ice – the thick, re-
the northernmost place on the planet. silient sea ice that persists until the end
of the northern summer. But, Webster
No voyage has been as urgent, says says, “It’s getting more difficult to find
Dartmouth geophysicist Don Perov- ice that’s stable year-round.”
ich, who will sail with Webster on MO- During the NSF training in Utqiagvik,
SAiC’s June-to-July leg. Webster leads a snowmobile trip to a
towering ridge of multiyear ice a few
The 68-year-old researcher, a tall miles offshore. The young scientist brims
man with expressive eyebrows and an with energy; while the other researchers
easy smile, first came to the Arctic in trudge through the snow, she bounds.
the 1970s. By 2011, when Perovich met This is “the old Arctic,” she explains,
Webster on a shipborne experiment, gesturing toward blocks of frozen sea-
climate change had reduced the sum- water as big as minivans and blue as
mertime Arctic’s frozen area by half. the sky. The ice has the rounded, worn
appearance of an ancient mountain
On MOSAiC, he and Webster will be range – a legacy of the cycles of crush-
studying the consequences of this loss. ing and melting it has already endured.
They know that as reflective ice gives Such thick multiyear ice has held this
way to dark open ocean, the water ab- landscape together since time immemo-
sorbs more sunlight, which accelerates rial. In summer, it serves as a protective
warming and melts the ice even faster. blanket, reflecting two-thirds of the sun’s
rays back into space and helping to keep
But there are other forces at play, the Arctic cool. In autumn, it subdues the
ones that scientists have only begun waves whipped up by storms, preventing
to understand. them from pummeling communities on
the coast. It traps the ocean’s heat in win-
Azure melt ponds form on the ter, and in the spring, it provides a solid,
ocean’s frozen surface; like skylights, stable platform from which polar bears
they let sunshine filter through the and people can hunt for food.
thinner ice and reach the water below. Back on the ice for the first time
since earning her PhD three years ago,
Clouds rise from the open ocean, Webster smiles at her surroundings. A
acting as both an umbrella and a rime of feathery, frozen crystals catch-
blanket, and researchers aren’t sure es the sunlight and glitters like fairy
whether they’re reflecting more heat dust. The scattered slabs of ice resem-
or trapping it. ble strange, stark sculptures.
“Beautiful, beautiful,” Webster says.
Algae cling to the bottom of the sea “Doing this work in this environment
ice, inhaling and exhaling dissolved does make you feel a little more alive.”
gases whose effects researchers can More than 95 percent of the Arctic’s
only guess at. oldest, thickest sea ice – the kind that
sticks around for four years or more –
These are the mysteries facing MO- has been lost since 1980. And, accord-
SAiC, the questions it will take a full year ing to the National Snow and Ice Data
and 300 scientists to begin to answer. Center, the frozen seascape is 500,000
square miles smaller than the average
No matter their field, they are all since 1981. Overall Arctic sea ice lev-
adventurers, eager to test themselves els in April, the month of the training,
against one of the planet’s harshest en- have never been this low.
vironments. They are also scientists. And there, just to the north of Web-
ster’s ridge lies “the new Arctic”: an ex-
The success of the mission hinges panse of fragile first-year ice that prob-
on collaboration. Because MOSAiC will ably won’t last the summer. Past that lies
last longer than any individual re- the open ocean, already a dark smear on
searcher’s stint, each participant must the horizon, creeping closer every day.
grasp at least the basics of every prob- Depending how the summer plays
lem the expedition will probe. out, by the time MOSAiC, sails the
Arctic could contain less ice than at
The mood is serious as the trainees head any time in recorded history.
out onto the ice. There is a lot to learn.
Daniel Watkins, an atmospheric
scientist and Oregon State University
graduate student who has never be-
fore conducted fieldwork, learns what
it takes to collect data he’s always seen
as simple numbers on a screen in
computer models of Earth’s climate.
The massive drill used to cut ice cores
is taller than he is. It growls and shudders
violently as he tries to press it into the ice.
“Whoa, whoa, whoa,” yells his in-
GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE PARTII Today, some physicians are rethinking the role that food plays in © 2019 Vero Beach 32963 Media, all rights reserved
causing GERD. They are questioning if acidic foods such as onions,
Understanding and Prevention of GERD spicy foods and soda drive up stomach acid levels. The amount of
acid in food is minute compared to what’s already in the stomach.
The major cause of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) – a With the stomach making about two liters of hydrochloric acid a day
condition where you experience acid reflux and/or heartburn more to break down what a person eats, consuming high-acid foods may
than twice a week over a prolonged period – is a weakened or re- not contribute as much to the problem as was formerly thought.
laxed circular band of muscle around the bottom of the esophagus
called the lower esophagus sphincter (LES) valve. If it weakens or Specific foods may trigger heartburn for some people; for others
relaxes when it’s not supposed to, food, liquid and stomach acids they don’t. Keep a diary of your meals and episodes of intolerance
regurgitate back into the esophagus, and that can potentially cause and avoid foods or drinks that exacerbate your symptoms. Also, a
all sorts of medical issues. diet that includes lots of fiber, legumes and vegetables, as well as
olive oil and other components of Mediterranean-style diets, seems
WHAT CAUSES THE LOWER ESOPHAGEAL SPHINCTER to help protect patients from GERD and heartburn. Less soda and
TO WEAKEN OR RELAX? more water seems to help too.
Weakening/relaxing of the LES valve can be caused by:
Increased pressure on the abdomen from being overweight, MAYBE IT’S MORE ABOUT HOW YOU EAT
obese or pregnant Don’t eat too close to bedtime or naptime.
Certain medicines Don’t eat large or too-frequent meals.
o Antidepressants Limit your alcohol consumption, especially just before bedtime.
o Asthma medications OTHER SUGGESTED LIFESTYLE CHANGES
o Calcium channel blockers Quit smoking and avoid secondhand smoke.
o Painkillers Lose weight, if needed.
o Sedatives Wear loose-fitting clothes around your abdomen. Tight clothes
Smoking or inhaling secondhand smoke can squeeze your stomach area and push acid back up into your
Hiatal hernia esophagus.
Other and unknown reasons Stay upright for three hours after meal – don’t recline or slouch
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Few heads of state leadership to his son, Kim Jong Il, was ar- profits, and managers have the freedom to hire and fire
inspire as many jokes guably North Korea’s biggest break from workers.
as North Korean lead- traditional communism and required
er Kim Jong Un. After decades of planning. Steps included re- But bribery is still a way of life. Much of the econo-
nicknames like “Kim moving from political dictionaries the my resides in a “gray zone” – trading operations may
Fatty III ” and “Fatty definition of hereditary succession as not be legal, but they’re not exactly illegal, either. State
Kim” went viral in “a reactionary custom of exploitive so- firms once focusing on specific products, such as the
China, Beijing cracked cigarette-maker My Hometown, now produce a range
down on their usage. cieties,” creating patriotic songs that of goods to alleviate the pressure from sanctions. Power
In the United States, incorporated the heir, and hanging por- outages in prime real estate are common. Few beyond
the nickname “Rocket traits of father and son in public places state-employed hackers can access the Internet. And
Man” has a derogatory throughout the nation. many people have a vested interest in maintaining a sys-
ring, partly because of tem that benefits them.
the failure of multiple The succession of the grandson, Kim
North Korean missile Jong Un, looked more unlikely. His Still, Kim has shown himself in some ways to be a new
launches. Kim’s social- grandfather was a revered Korean war leader breaking with North Korea’s ingrained culture.
izing with the NBA’s en- hero, while Kim Jong Un had no such His wife, Ri Sol Ju, appears regularly in public, unlike her
fant terrible Dennis Rod- illustrious background. He had two predecessors. She is certainly the first to appear publicly
man also has set him up half siblings and two full siblings, but arm in arm with her husband. “In a country where even
for ridicule. But in “The with the help of his determined moth- the wives of top cadres wore the shapeless socialist out-
Great Successor: The Di- er, Ko Yong Hui, Kim Jong Un emerged fits that made everyone equally drab,” Fifield writes, “Ri
vinely Perfect Destiny of cut a strikingly modern figure.” She was seen in “a jacket
Brilliant Comrade Kim as the favorite to lead the nation. with red polka dots – and often sported a pearl brooch
Jong Un,” Anna Fifield forcefully demonstrates that In 1996, at age 12, Kim Jong Un em- instead of the mandatory Kim pin worn by everyone
the North Korean leader is far more savvy, ambitious else.” She even “wore platform peep-toe pumps.”
and ruthless than his ludicrous nicknames suggest. barked on a relatively ordinary stu-
dent life in Switzerland, under the alias Pak Un. Based Kim’s appearance is modeled on that of his revered
Writing a biography of Kim is a notoriously dif- on interviews with his friends and his aunt Kim Yong grandfather, but he has been more forthright with the
ficult undertaking. False information abounds, and Suk and uncle Ri Gang, who raised him in his first few public. He has openly acknowledged the people’s eco-
testimonies of North Korean escapees and refugees years in Bern, Fifield draws an intriguing composite nomic hardship, has allowed once-forbidden images to
can be unreliable. To overcome these hurdles, Fifield portrait of a lonely teenager who studied democracy air on TV and publicly said in 2012 that a launched satel-
has cross-checked a wealth of facts, relied on exten- and the French Revolution and played basketball pas- lite had failed to enter orbit, a rare admission for a North
sive primary and secondary sources, and engaged in sionately. After he was summoned back to Pyongyang Korean leader.
old-fashioned shoe-leather reporting. as his father Kim Jong Il’s health deteriorated, Kim Jong
Un’s private life became hazier. In Pyongyang, Western food and fashion mingle with
The infamously secretive nation goes to great stodgy monuments. Plastic surgery is commonplace for
lengths to protect the life story of its leader. When Once Kim Jong Un took power he needed to demon- the elite, and bikinis are fashion statements of moder-
traveling abroad, for instance, Kim brings a private strate his break from the miserable rule of his father and nity. Why long for New York when, as Fifield dubs it, you
staff to “forensically clean” dishes, scrub hotel rooms respond resourcefully to international sanctions. As a have “Pyonghattan”?
and cart in portable toilets “so that he won’t leave any young, inexperienced leader hoping to extend his fam-
samples from which health information could be ex- ily’s reign, Kim presented to the people a combination “The Great Successor” is essential reading for anyone
tracted.” And when a relative exposes family secrets of terror and hope. He cracked down on border cross- seeking insight on one of the world’s least-understood
to foreign media, as we now know, that person is as- ings, the flow of information and religious practices. To leaders. Though he may be young, Kim has forced South
sassinated. demonstrate his willingness to terrorize the nation, he Korea, China and the United States to take him seriously.
executed his uncle Jang Song Thaek in public and had The book makes a convincing argument that with Kim
Fifield, currently Beijing bureau chief for the his half-brother Kim Jong Nam assassinated in Kuala at the helm, North Korea is painfully forging its way
Washington Post, has widely covered North Korea, Lumpur International Airport. toward a more prosperous, stable future, whether or
and “The Great Successor” is a hard-earned, compre- not the West likes it.
hensive portrait of Kim and his country’s uncertain Fifield describes North Korea’s economic shifts: the
future. development of numerous legalized markets and a rise THE GREAT SUCCESSOR
in entrepreneurism. Where once travel permits were
Hereditary succession began in North Korea un- mandatory and cellphones banned, there is now wide- THE DIVINELY PERFECT DESTINY OF
der the direction of its first leader, Kim Il Sung, who spread use of mobile phones, and a growing private
ruled from 1948 until his death in 1994. Handing the transport industry has revolutionized the economy. BRILLIANT COMRADE KIM JONG UN
State-run companies are increasingly managed ac-
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Bonz revved up by Harley’s energy and attitude
Hi Dog Buddies! throws a toy an, while I’m fetchin’
Harley Daniel looks like Snoopy it, she Hides. An I Seek. I always find
to me. He’s a Cool Kibbles liddle
dude – loves humans an other her, ee-VEN-shully. In the closet. Or
pooches. An he just turned 7. Har-
ley wanted to meet at the Dog Park, behind the bed. Or in the bathroom. I
where he goes every morning with
his Mom, Sally. have a serious NOSE.
We spotted each other right away, “I play with my neighbor pooches
an he trotted over for the Wag-an-
Sniff: nice red collar, real frenly, Abby, a Yorkie, an Teddy, he’s a Gold-
stopping to greet pooch pals on the
way. After the intros, we got comf- en Doodle. I also chase lizards an
tubble on the cool ground under a
nice shady sorta patio. squirrels an rabbits. But I never catch
“Did anyone ever tell you you look ’em. Those liddle suckers are speedy.
a lot like Snoopy?” I hadda ask.
It’s probly best anyway. On our (very
“If I had a Pupperoni for every
time somebody asked me that, I’d be long) leash walks I see lotsa birds.
a Total Tub!”
Mom’s teachin’ me their names.
“Well, I’m pretty sure I couldn’t Lemme think – um, there’s cranes,
balance on a doghouse like Snoopy
does, but I am part Beagle. An part hair-uns, storgs, spoonfaces I think,
Bassett. That makes me a Bagel.”
I could see this was gonna be a fun also gaders an odders – they’re not
innerview. “So, you must like cream
cheese then.” (Couldn’t help myself.) birds.
“You bet your dog biscuits. ANY “One time, this duck
kinda cheese. An – cheeseBURGERS.
They’re The Best. I just got one for my started chasin’
“So, Harley, how’d you an your us. We ran cuz
Mom find each other?”
“Mom hadda a bulldog named we wanted to be
Weezer, who went to Dog Heaven in
2013. He was 11 anna half. She was puh-lite. Then,
DE-vuh-staded. Well, you know how
lotsa humans say they Never Want next time on our
Another Dog when their pooch goes
to Dog Heaven?” walk, that silly
“Absolutely,” I replied.
“Well, Mom wasn’t like that. She ol’ duck spot-
needed another pooch come-PAN-
yun. So she went to the shelter in ted us an started
Melbourne. She was sad, but hopeful.
As it happened, I had been deposited Harley. chasin’ us again.
there about the same time. I don’t PHOTO: KAILA JONES
know why. I thought I’d been a Good Mom laughed, she
Puppy. I was only 6 months old, so got along great, except I kept slippin’
maybe I was just too Bouncy Puppy. out and runnin’ all over the neighbor- couldn’t help it.
Anyway, I was sad but hopeful, too. hood whenever she opened the door.
And, Bonzo, when Mom spotted me, I also figured out how to wiggle out of The duck had such
out of all those waggin’ tails an wet my collar. I wasn’t runnin’ aWAY For-
noses, it was One Of Those THINGS. EV-er or anything, I just had all this a huh-LARRY-us
She said to the shelter person, ‘I energy and curiosity. I hadda run! An
want HIM!’ Since I had already gone check stuff out! I mean, I’m a hound af- all Nose-to- waddle.
through all the Proper Pro-SEE-jures, ter all. It’s juh-NED-ick.”
she took me home that very day.” the-Ground, “At night, I have
“Pawsome Dog Biscuits! So how’d “I hear ya,” I agreed. “So, how’d you
things go?” two figure it all out?” starin’ at my dinner, Do My
“Ackshully – full disclosure – it
wasn’t all kibbles an gravy at first. We “Mom got me a trainer. And a har- something. Duty, then me an
ness. PLUS, we come here every day
so I can run as much as I want. Now He crept for- Mom play a liddle
I’m Much Bedder. ’Cept sometimes,
when I first get here, I Jump Up On ward for a more, then watch TV.
People inna frenly way, cuz I’m so ex-
cited to see my pooch an human pals, minute or My favrite channel’s
an get lots of attention! You wouldn’t
buh-leeve all the stuff there is to sniff so. Then Animal Planet. It’s very
around here. An there’s this nice man
who always comes here by himself an something popped up outta ed-ju-C AY-shunnull.
gives us pooches treats. (I wonder if
maybe his dog went to Heaven). Me an the grass, right in front of him, an flew Have you ever seen ‘Pitbulls an Parol-
Fudge, she’s a boxer, hang out together.
An me an Alfie usta play tag a lot. He’s away. He turned an trotted back. “Well, ees’? It’s real innersting. We also like
a Belgian Malinois/German Shepherd
mix. But he’s a snowbirddog an he’s Up poo. That bug could fly. Who knew? So, ‘Too Cute,’ an ‘Dogs 101.’ At 10:30 it’s
you were sayin’?” bedtime. I usually sleep with Mom. I
“So, what about foo …”
Suddenly, Harley stood up straight “Er, yes, what about foodstuffs? Oth- have a great life.”
an alert, smellin’ the air. “Hang on,
Bonzo. Just a sec.” er than cheeseburgers, whaddya like?” Heading home, I was sorta wishin’
He got inna sorta crouch an started
creepin’ stealthily through the grass, “I like hoof treats stuffed with pea- I had as much energy as Harley. He’s
nut budder. An, guess what, one time such a cool poocheroo. An I was won-
me an Mom went to a rest-runt for derin’ whether Gramma an Grampa
breck-fust with Fudge an her human. ever watch “Pitbulls an Parolees.” An
It was called Mully-guns. It’s pooch whether Gramma might make me a
frenly. It was my first time, but Fudge is cheeseburger on my birthday.
a pro at eatin’ out, so I just did what she
“Whaddya you do when you’re
“I have lotsa toys. An me an Mom
play hunting games. Like fetch, an
hide-an-seek. What she does is, she
Don’t be shy!
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INSIGHT GAMES BRIDGE
UNLUCKY IN ONE SUIT, LUCKY IN ANOTHER K4
By Phillip Alder - Bridge Columnist 85
Lee Trevino said, “Only bad golfers are lucky. They’re the ones bouncing balls off trees, A 10 9 8 3
curbs, turtles and cars. Good golfers have bad luck. When you hit the ball straight, a funny
bounce is bound to be unlucky.” K J 10 2
In some bridge deals, if declarer gets one unlucky break, it might be mitigated by a lucky lie WEST EAST
in another suit — as in this deal. How did South play in four spades after West led the heart —
king? KQJ972 Q J 10 3
First, I like North’s opening. Although he had the minors, the suits had good “impletion,” and A94 10 6 3
North had no rebid problem. Then, after West’s two-heart intervention and North’s pass,
South balanced with a takeout double. North continued with three clubs, South bid three J74
spades and North raised.
If trumps were 3-1, South had only three losers: one spade, one heart and one club. So
he wondered about a 4-0 split. Then he would need to establish a quick diamond trick on SOUTH
which to discard his heart loser. But even if he got lucky in diamonds, he would require a
dummy entry. A987652
Declarer cashed his spade ace at trick two, getting the bad news. Then he led the diamond A4
queen, planning to run it. However, when West covered with the king, South won with
dummy’s ace and continued with the diamond 10. If East had played low, declarer would Q
have pitched the heart four. After East played the jack, though, South ruffed, crossed to
the spade king and threw the heart four on the diamond nine. Then declarer claimed his Q83
contract, conceding two spades and one club.
Dealer: North; Vulnerable: Both
SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
1 Diamonds Pass
1 Spades 2 Hearts Pass Pass LEAD:
Dbl. Pass 3 Clubs Pass K Hearts
3 Spades Pass 4 Spades All Pass
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7 Washed or flowed 1 Gambling establishment (6)
2 Out of bed very early (2,4,3,4)
against (6) 3 Object of worship (4)
8 Reply (6) 4 Famous American golfer (3,5)
9 Let down (13) 5 Encouraging stimulus
10 Easy good nature (8)
12 Notion (4) (1,4,2,3,3)
13 Hurry; grasslike plant (4) 6 Tranquil (6)
15 Calming drug (8) 11 US state (8)
17 Welfare service (5,2,6) 14 Rough (6)
19 Extreme fear (6) 16 Fabric (6)
20 More resolute (6) 18 Married woman (4)
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Fill in the grid so the
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nine appear just once
in every column, row
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ACROSS 97 Mother superior 57 Little ball for a Buick?The Washington Post
99 Colleague 58 Some Sioux and some
1 “And miles to go 100 His namesake
before ___” (Frost) oranges
is a Bear 60 Having a poor pedigree
7 G.I.’s station 101 Italian news agency 62 They, in Marseilles
11 Haggard’s Ayesha 103 24 horas 64 Star Wars et al.
14 Misses the mark 104 ___ of vantage (favorable 65 Hankering
19 Caught sight of a 67 “A miss is as good as ___”
position) 70 Emergency button of a sort
Mercury? 105 Chevy owner’s chore? 71 Crunches strengthen them
21 Arcadian piper 108 Schwarzenegger, 74 Emulate Butch Cassidy
22 Edison’s Park 75 Old calculators
23 Arrived at a Honda? for short 77 ___ hand on (touch)
25 Misanthropist, e.g. 109 According to 79 Sudden pain
26 Designer Taylor 110 Dodge for Christmas? 80 Many half-hour TV shows
27 ___ out a living 111 Important deeds: abbr. 81 Speech drop-outs
28 Wishful winker 112 “Indeedy!” 82 Make an important
29 Preamble start 113 Runner Jim
30 Ugly ducklings of the 1950s 114 Forsyth’s pre-Christmas visit
32 Hooky player 83 Event in the news, 1917
34 Ex-Cowboy Tony The ___ File 84 Scottish queen
36 Pride member 85 Samurai
37 One way to fly: abbr. DOWN 88 English poet John and others
38 MENSA concern 1 Kibbutzniks 89 Pusher catcher
40 Train line: abbr. 2 Outgo 91 B vitamin
41 Worthless 3 Gives for a while 94 Calf, to a cowboy
44 Emeril sound effect 4 Series finale? 96 “Well, ___ hide!”
46 Minotaur’s home 5 She married 97 Jetson dog
47 Where some pescados swim 98 Sounded like a ewe
48 Beetle Bailey’s boss Bobby K. 100 Barn bundle
50 Laid-back pace 6 Looks too soon 102 Flask sampling
51 Rock group of “Whip It” fame 7 Wind wallops 104 Engine part
52 Honda owner’s feeling? 8 Writer Rand 105 Prelude to dirt
54 “Look what ___!” 9 Total muddle
55 Threw into turmoil 10 Cry or TV
59 Sayonara Oscar-winner 11 Auto showroom specimen 106 Crossword beast
12 Poet Crane 107 Philosopher
Miyoshi 13 Adjourn
61 Beginning sci. course 14 Arriver’s words Lao-___
63 Guys and Dolls composer 15 Adjustable car parts
64 Prophetess 16 Site of a Buick-owner’s ski- AUTO SUGGESTION By Merl Reagle
66 Kind of pass
68 Spirogyra, e.g. rack?
69 Seven’s prefix 17 “What kind of a Cadillac is
71 Annual reference works
72 Shakespearean plotter this, bub?”
73 Prepare to fix a 18 Backing
VW’s flat? 20 White House monogram
76 Staff symbol 24 Deux et trois
77 First name in Poland 29 Abraded
78 Falls from use 31 Tolkien tree-beings
83 Fly catchers 33 Renaissance fiddle
84 Ancient weapon 34 Nod off
85 Pugilists’ org. 35 Cobb and Detmer
86 Heisted again 37 Waitresses, today
87 Itty-bitty 39 R.U.R. author
88 500 site 42 “___ Fire, Break Glass”
90 All-news network 43 France’s longest river
92 Caen friend 45 Mt. Leone, e.g.
93 Duncan of dance 47 “The Little ___”
95 Sequel, in a way 49 It’s a small word, after all
50 Like rickeys
51 Calls the shots about
53 Cube creator
55 Blast ending
56 Clean up a Ford?
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INSIGHT BACK PAGE
Who let this blatant moocher look at the menu?
BY CAROLYN HAX from someone else, and that includes even face-
Washington Post less someone elses, even wealthy someone elses,
that is not willingly given? That is a crime with
Dear Carolyn: My very gener- a victim. To call it otherwise is to decide you’re
just more important than your victim is. Nothing
ous and wealthy (this is relevant) sweet about that, either.
friends offered to throw a dinner Since I’m all up in your grill with definitions …
when one “discreetly ask[s] the waiter to confirm
for me and my husband for our the charges,” one is technically not balking, you’re
right, since that means stopping short or refusing,
10th wedding anniversary. This and your friends did in fact pay – but it’s a pretty
darn good example of flinching. That’s the thing
is a second marriage for both of people do involuntarily the moment they realize
they’re about to be hit with something painful.
us so we’re all in our 50s. They asked for the guest
When you’re directly or indirectly responsible
list and we gave it to them, including my brother- for causing someone pain, you apologize.
in-law. For your spouse to declare, more or less, that
your friends had it coming because they chose to
He’s the sweetest guy in the world, would do any- be extra generous has me clutching my pearls so
hard I might rip them off and use them to thwack
thing for you, but does have this flaw that he’s always him and his brother both.
looking to “make out” or game the system, if you Call your friends and say you’re horrified by
your brother-in-law’s behavior, of which you are
know what I mean. He ended up ordering pre-dinner only now fully aware, and offer to make them
whole; either way, the next dinner or three will be
drinks that had to total in the hundreds (three shots on you. Also tell your brother-in-law you are upset
he took advantage of your friends’ generosity, and
of a very expensive scotch), he ordered two steaks for let your spouse know you’re doing it; and, finally,
when it’s up to you, don’t invite your brother-in-
dinner and no sides, and he chose a bottle of wine law for anything that involves a menu again, un-
less you’re ready to pick up the tab.
that my friend who sat next to him later told me ran
five figures. N: How can someone be the “sweetest guy in
the world” who finds ways to get other people –
Our friends didn’t balk at the check, but you could unwittingly – to pay for his indulgences? Howw-
tell they were surprised at the final total since they
That’s exactly what it means to “game the sys-
discreetly asked the waiter to confirm the charges. I tem.” It’s about taking advantage of someone else.
would like to address it with them and offer to pay
There is nothing sweet about it.
toward my brother-in-law’s extravagance. My hus- The idea of it drives me the same kind of nuts
as when people declare something a “victimless
band says they had to expect that sort of thing since crime.” Anything that involves taking something
they picked such a fancy restaurant and didn’t choose
a set menu, and we’d just be embarrassing them.
Which of us is right?
Brevard stresses heart health
with EKGs for student-athletes
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Brevard stresses heart health with EKGs for students
STORY BY JEANNINE MJOSETH STAFF WRITER Stacey and Shawn Sima. PHOTOS: LEAH DUBOIS they were being taken off.”
Facciobene agreed. “I felt him put
A new Brevard Public School
(BPS) policy requires athletes, band the stickers on me and attach the
members, cheerleaders and JROTC wires to the stickers but I literally
members in grades 7-12 to take a didn’t feel anything else.”
heart test, called an electrocardio-
gram (EKG), before participating in During the procedure, Stacey
these school-sponsored activities. Sima, the WWPF’s heart screen-
ing director for Central Florida, at-
Parents accustomed to schedul- tached 12 stickers across Oliver’s
ing a routine physical each year so chest and stomach. (Girls can wear
their sons and daughters can be a bathing suit top or a sports bra
cleared to participate in team sports during the procedure.) Prior to the
might grimace at this extra step, but EKG, students answer a series of
experts say it’s an important one. questions like whether they’ve ever
had chest pain, discomfort while
The quick, painless and low-cost exercising or passed out. The whole
EKGs can identify students at risk process takes five minutes.
for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) with
more than 90 percent accuracy. Out “Some of them come in petri-
of 100 students tested, an average fied because they think it’s going to
of two to three students will be hurt, but the test is absolutely pain-
flagged as needing a follow-up car- less,” Sima said.
In addition to the EKGs, Sima also
SCA is a life-threatening emer- contacts schools, works with their
gency that occurs when the heart athletic directors, coordinates vol-
suddenly stops beating. SCA leads unteer activities, and downloads
to death in minutes if the person and sends the EKG packages to the
does not get help right away. SCA is consulting cardiologists. When
the No. 1 killer of student athletes she gets the results back, she deliv-
and contributes to the No. 2 medical ers them to the parents. Since she
started in August 2018, at least 15
Collins & Montz cause of death among youth under students have been identified with
age 25. Each year, more than 7,000 life-threatening conditions. One
DCOESMNETTICI&SFTAMRILYY SCAs occur in children 18 years or student from the June 1 screening
Experience the fusion of traditional younger, according the American received results indicating a heart
values and modern dentistry. Heart Association. problem and is now getting the
At Collins & Montz, DMD, needed help.
BPS is partnering with Who We
we will focus on improving every aspect of your smile for optimal appearance, Play For (WWPF), a Cocoa Beach- Working to keep student athletes
function, and comfort through our general family dentistry, and restorative based nonprofit organization that safe has a special significance to
procedures such as dental implants. Our comprehensive range of services and covers most of the cost of the EKGs Sima and her physician assistant
dedication of quality set us apart. Call today to schedule your appointment. through grants from Health First, husband, Shawn. Two years ago,
the Space Coast Health Founda- their then-16-year-old daughter
524 OCEAN AVENUE, MELBOURNE BEACH, FL 32951 tion and Parrish Medical Center. Lexi suffered an SCA during a tread-
Parents pay $20 per test. Cost is not mill workout in a Viera gym. Lexi
(321) 725-6565 • MELBOURNEBEACHDENTISTRY.COM an obstacle: WWPF covers the EKG was saved by bystanders who did
costs for all student athletes who CPR and used an automated exter-
are on the free or reduced-fee lunch nal defibrillator (AED) to restart her
program. heart. She was lucky. Only 10 out of
100 Americans survive an SCA out-
Student athlete Delaney Oliver, 17, side of a hospital.
and Jake Facciobene, 14, are among
the estimated 8,600 students who The Simas have turned a near
will have their hearts screened so tragedy into political action. Shawn
they can participate in sports this convinced Brevard County Pub-
fall. On June 1, a line of 220 students lic Schools to make CPR educa-
snaked out the door at 3D Sports tion a condition of graduation, a
Medicine and Orthopaedic Center requirement that went into effect
in Indialantic, but Delaney didn’t in the 2018-19 school year. Recent-
mind the 40-minute wait. ly, Shawn and Lexi successfully
pushed through a congressional
“I thought getting the EKG was resolution that encourages public
going to hurt or be scary, but it was schools to train personnel in the
simple,” said Oliver. use of CPR and AEDs. Florida is one
of 11 remaining states that does not
“There was no pain whatsoever. have a school cardiac emergency
All I did was lay on a table and they response plan and mandatory CPR
examined my heart,” Oliver said. and the Simas want to change that.
“The lady who did my exam was so
sweet and made the situation much But CPR and AEDs are only need-
less awkward. The stickers didn’t ed after a child has had an SCA.
hurt, they actually tickled when
Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, June 20, 2019 27
That’s why EKGs are so important. YOUR HEALTH notified within one or two days of the test.”
EKGs are especially good at iden- Raising awareness about the prevalence and
Stacey Sima prepares
tifying a genetic heart condition Delaney Enya Oliver for an EKG. preventability of SCAs is a big part of WWPF’s
called hypertrophic cardiomyopa- mission. “If it’s never happened in your backyard
thy (thickening of heart muscle), or to someone close to you, it’s hard to understand
the primary cause of SCA, said Gul the importance of EKGs and the lives that have
Dadlani, M.D., a pediatric cardi- been saved,” Stacey Sima said. The point was un-
ologist at the Nemours Children’s derscored when her daughter’s best friend got an
Hospital in Orlando. This condi- EKG and her results indicated a potentially heart
tion affects an estimated 1 in 500 deadly condition.
Americans. An EKG can also help
physicians diagnose different heart Dara Bulterman-Oliver, Delaney’s mother,
conditions that put athletes at risk, Melbourne Beach resident and Melbourne High
including coronary artery abnor- School swim coach, said “you don’t think it will
malities, myocarditis, arrhythmo- happen to your kid. They can be healthy athletes,
genic right ventricular cardiomy- but a heart attack can still happen due to an un-
opathy, coronary artery disease derlying problem. We do so much to keep our kids
and commotio cordis. safe. We need to do this, too.”
Dr. Dadlani began volunteering
to interpret the EKGs two years ago,
although WWPF has been screen-
ing student athletes in Brevard
County for five years, according
to Kurt Easton, chairman of the
“It’s a good idea to do EKGs when
the kids are in high school because
these heart conditions often appear
in puberty,” Dadlani said. “The
EKG takes just a few minutes and,
if there’s a problem, the parents are
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You hear about loud noise’s many negative health effects?
STORY BY WASHINGTON POST/CONSUMER REPORTS environments could lead you to After all, who doesn’t find it hard to to the max could enter the noise-
make poor food and drink choices. concentrate on a book if someone is level danger zone, Reed says. In that
Exposure to loud noise can cer- vacuuming in the next room? case, try asking the class instruc-
tainly damage your hearing. In one 2018 study published in the tor to turn the music down, or wear
Journal of the Academy of Marketing But there may be issues other than earplugs.
But increasingly, scientists are Science, scientists found that people distraction at play, Reed says. Scien-
finding that too much noise can in restaurants and supermarkets tists think noise could cause stress • Check your workplace. If you’re
take a toll on our health in other bought healthier foods when music in children, just as it does in adults. exposed to loud or prolonged noise
ways. Here is what you need to and noise were low, and chose un- at work, your employer should pro-
know about how our loud world can healthy foods when the volume was How to protect yourself: It’s impor- vide hearing protection. But ac-
affect you – and what you can do to turned up louder. Other studies have tant to limit your exposure to loud cording to NIOSH, they should also
protect yourself. found that higher music volume may noise, both to protect your hearing be working to eliminate or replace
lead to more alcohol consumption in and to guard against other possible noisy equipment, to keep sources
Regular exposure to loud noise bars and restaurants. health effects. According to NIOSH, of noise away from employees or to
has been associated with cardio- exposure to noise levels of 85 deci- limit people’s time exposed to dan-
vascular problems such as high Children may be particularly vul- bels (dBA) for more than eight hours gerous noises. For information on
blood pressure in a number of stud- nerable to loud noise. A number of in a day may affect hearing – and the recommended actions employ-
ies, says Liz Masterson, an epidemi- studies have found a link between the louder the noise, the less time it ers should take to protect workers’
ologist with the Centers for Disease increased noise exposure and poorer takes to cause harm. hearing, go to the NIOSH website.
Control and Prevention’s National cognitive abilities among children.
Institute for Occupational Safety For instance, a noise level of 100 • Limit your exposure to loud
and Health (NIOSH). One CDC In one classic study conducted in dBA, similar to that of a car horn noises around your home, especial-
study she co-wrote, published in 1978, researchers evaluated children from a few feet away or a sporting ly from outdoor power equipment.
the American Journal of Industri- living in a middle-income hous- event, can cause harm after just 15 Lawn mowers, snowblowers, string
al Medicine in 2018, found higher ing project constructed over a busy minutes, according to NIOSH. (The trimmers and other power tools can
rates of hypertension and high cho- highway in New York City. The sci- car horn probably won’t last that reach noise levels high enough that
lesterol in people who were regular- entists found that children who lived long, but a football game certainly if you use them for 15 minutes or
ly exposed to loud noises at work – on lower, noisier floors closer to the will.) half an hour, they could cause hear-
meaning that for four or more hours highway scored worse on reading ing damage. Make sure you have
a day, several days a week, they tests than those who lived on higher, While you may not be able to move hearing protection on when you use
needed to raise their voice or shout quieter floors. away from a noisy neighborhood or these tools.
to be heard by someone standing a work in a quieter environment, con-
few feet away. More recently, a 2018 World Health sider these steps: • Take care with headphones. CR
Organization analysis of 34 stud- recommends the 60/60 rule: Listen
The researchers concluded that ies linked noise exposure to poorer • Wear hearing protection, such at no more than 60 percent of the
as many as 14 percent of cases of reading comprehension, standard- as earmuffs or earplugs, when you maximum volume for no more than
hypertension and 9 percent of cases ized test scores and long-term mem- know you might be exposed to loud 60 minutes per day. Kids and teens
of high cholesterol were potentially ory. sounds (and put these on kids, too). should heed this rule, too. The CDC
a result of noise exposure – possibly That includes concerts, sporting says that as many as 12.5 percent
because of the stress of a loud work- This connection makes sense, says events – where, Reed points out, of kids and teens ages 6 to 19 have
ing environment. Nicholas Reed, an assistant profes- fans are often encouraged to be as already incurred some damage to
sor in the department of otolaryn- loud as possible – and fireworks dis- their hearing.
“The body responds to stress in a gology-head and neck surgery at the plays. Even a high-energy exercise
variety of ways, including increas- Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. class where the music is turned up
ing heart rate, increasing blood
pressure,” she says.
The irritating effect of loud noise
in your community may also affect
health. In a 2018 study published in
the International Journal of Cardi-
ology, German researchers found
that people who reported being an-
noyed by sounds such as the rum-
ble of car and construction vehicle
engines and horns in their neigh-
borhood had a higher risk of atrial
fibrillation – an irregular heartbeat
that can lead to blood clots and
Noise in your environment may
also get in the way of needed rest.
“The prevailing thought is if
you’re living in a noisy community,
noise, of course, disrupts sleep,”
says Richard Neitzel, associate pro-
fessor of environmental health sci-
ences at the University of Michigan.
And insufficient sleep has been
linked with obesity, diabetes and
heart disease, among other health
Finally, spending time in noisy
Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, June 20, 2019 29
FINE & CASUAL DINING
Haru in Indialantic: For simply spectacular sushi
REVIEW BY LISA ZAHNER STAFF WRITER TNT Lover Bulgoki. Sushi Sashimi Combo.
[email protected] Roll.
or more with appetizers and drinks. PHOTOS BY LEAH DUBOIS
We’re unashamed to say that we each is a little different. My I welcome your comments, and
salivate at the mere mention of Haru Maki Bento ($11.95) included Yellow Tail Usuzukuri.
Sushi Bar & Grill. The decor is elegant, tuna, kappa and shrimp encourage you to send feedback to me at
the service is impeccable and the tempura rolls, plus a spring [email protected] RESTAURANT HOURS
food is exceptionally fresh, expertly roll, and I almost finished Mon.-Thurs.: 11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.
prepared and downright gorgeous to it after gobbling up half the crispy The reviewer is a Brevard resident who
look at. It’s a feast for all of your senses. calamari, salad and every drop of soup. I dines anonymously at restaurants at the and 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
knew my son was ordering more than he expense of this newspaper. Friday: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
I was not one of those people who was could eat in the Haru Bento, the largest
crazy for sushi at first bite. I had to be box, but he couldn’t decide between the and 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
coaxed to try it the first four or five times sushi and the teriyaki steak and in that Saturday: 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
and I honestly just did not see what the box he got both for $18.95. He tried most Sunday: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
big deal was. Then I started watching of the sashimi, inhaled the sushi rolls,
Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations” salad and soup; it was all terrific. The BEVERAGES
on Netflix nearly a decade ago and leftover sashimi and nigiri, still perfectly Full Liquor
the way he talked about sushi was fresh, got lightly sautéed in butter with ADDRESS
borderline erotic. He explained it so garlic and ginger. 1500 N. Hwy A1A, Indialantic
well, and went to the source to eat at the
tables of the best Japanese sushi chefs. We had no room in our tummies for PHONE
Enlightened, I tried sushi and sashimi dessert. Well, I actually had my dessert 321-725-6100
and nigiri a few more times and slowly first, a Plumopolitan ($9.95) a vodka
learned to appreciate and savor it. The martini with Japanese plum wine. Yum!
handsome and salty Chef Bourdain
touched the hearts of a lot of foodies out Lunch for two at Haru if you forego
there in his too-short lifetime, and he the appetizers and cocktails and stick to
converted me to the cult of sushi. the lunch specials costs about $30-$35
plus tip. Dinner will likely run $75 to $80
There’s some good sushi around
South Brevard if you look, but in
our opinion, Haru is the best on
the barrier island. When I found
out a couple years ago that
my young son had eaten some
imitation crabmeat sushi from
a Chinese buffet (yes, I know
– shudder) I got him into Haru
quickly for a dose of the good stuff.
Still expanding his sushi horizons,
he’s still finding out what he likes, but
each outing he samples new things and
that’s what’s most important.
Last Friday we tried Haru’s Bento Box
lunches for the first time, plus a sure
thing, the Crispy Calamari appetizer
($10.95) that we’ve enjoyed before. The
Bento Box is a sectioned, rectangular
plate served inside a black box. Each
section holds the Japanese delicacies
you love, with your salad course, a
spring roll and your entree all in one
box for a quick lunch. It’s a fun way to
try a variety of dishes and it’s great for
sharing, too. “Bento” can also mean
sectioned takeout boxes or elaborate
lunch boxes packed at home, the word
bento roughly means “convenience” in
One thing that surprised us was how
much food we got, as a generous bowl
of Haru’s rich and tasty miso soup
is included, as is a salad. Most miso
soup, to me, is pretty ho-hum, but
Haru’s is delicious. A “daily special”
plus four pieces of California Roll is
also included with lunch.
There are seven Bento Box choices,
30 Thursday, June 20, 2019 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
FINE & CASUAL DINING
FINE & CASUAL DINING
When looking for a great place to dine check out the Fine and Casual Dining Pages of
The Melbourne Beachsider. The area’s best restaurants, many offering weekly specials.
Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, June 20, 2019 31
FINE & CASUAL DINING
Chef Scott Earick to cook at Beard Foundation soirée
STORY BY LISA ZAHNER STAFF WRITER Chef Scott Earick will cook his signature Shrimp Wontons (bottom left) at the
[email protected] James Beard House in New York on June 28. PHOTOS BY JULIAN LEEK
Like a phoenix, Chef Scott Earick That meal impressed the Twisted Earick’s trip. He promises to
has emerged from his personal and
professional ashes to rise once again Soul Cookhouse and Pours chef-own- return from the Big Apple, but
– this time in the international spot-
light. er enough to urge the big “Cheers, he’ll be closed from Wednes-
On Wednesday, Earick will fly to Queers!” 50th celebration organiz- day, June 26 through, prob-
New York to take his place on the
line with some of the country’s best ers to invite Earick to whip up one of ably, July 5. If he makes it back
chefs to cook for a prestigious James
Beard Foundation celebration on his signature dishes for the cocktail in town early, Earick said he
June 28, marking 50 years of the gay
rights movement. The guest list will party. might open on July 2 or 3.
be a who’s who of the culinary world,
business and style icons, music, film The hungry and curious need to Diners at Scott’s know that
and theater stars, and politicos. The
invitation to cook at the renowned know … what will Chef Scott be cook- the place has to close while
James Beard House in Greenwich Vil-
lage came alongside another major ing for the VIPs? Something that he’s away because he pre-
accolade. Earick and Scott’s on Fifth
were awarded a LUXLife magazine can be ordered right off the Scott’s pares every single dish per-
Restaurant and Bar Award in the Brit-
ish high-end glossy’s 2019 awards is- on Fifth starters menu: Open-Faced sonally. He’s the equivalent of
Sweet Shrimp Wontons with Chile– a one-man band – or maybe Celebrity Chef Deborah VanTrece, featured on the
Two guardian angels recognized Garlic Aïoli, Scallions, Red Peppers more of a one-man symphony Food Network, will cook alongside Earick.
Earick’s culinary genius and dogged
determination. The person who nom- and Shredded Carrots. in the kitchen. So he’s due for a make in the life of a chef, and in one
inated Scott’s on Fifth for the LUXLife
honor is unknown, as nominations The bad news for locals is that summer break. of Indialantic’s most beloved fine-
remain anonymous to the chefs dur-
ing and beyond the eight-week vet- Scott’s on Fifth will be closed during What a difference a few years can dining destinations. In 2015, Earick
ting process. The second angel hails
from Atlanta’s culinary scene and the
Food Network and she will be cook-
ing shoulder-to-shoulder with Earick
Celebrity Chef Deborah VanTrece
dined at Scott’s on Fifth recently to
celebrate a family birthday. “She
told me, your food is good!” Earick
recalled meeting VanTrece and her
family in his dining room.
suffered an enormous emotional loss
and struggled to keep his restaurant
afloat following the sudden death of
his 31-year life and business partner
Bill Heiss from a massive stroke.
“It’s really a story of survival. I was
broke after Bill passed away, and
about to lose my restaurant,” said
Earick, 58 of Indialantic. “And now
I’ve been invited to cook at the James
James Beard, Earick said, was a
pioneer, a visionary and a standard-
bearer in American cuisine. Through
the James Beard Foundation, the
chef’s legacy lives on, cultivating and
promoting great chefs and fighting
for human rights.
The whole ride has been an amaz-
ing series of ups and downs, but Ear-
ick is grateful for close friends who
stood by him when he was down,
and for the diners who show up every
Interior of Scott’s on Fifth in Indialantic night to be fed from his kitchen.
32 Thursday, June 20, 2019 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
Please send calendar information and Sally Hart, 7 to 10 p.m. Melbourne Au- guests Flutie Brothers Band and New School the first in a Summer Evenings Series of three
at least two weeks prior to your ditorium. Tickets $7.00 in advance, $10.00 at Dropouts. Gates open at 5 p.m. at Nance Park summer concerts in a more intimate venue,
door or online. For details call 321-339-7705 in Indialantic. Food trucks, live music, VIP area with the next dates being July 27 and Aug. 24.
event to or visit http://www.melbournemunicipal- and drinks. Tickets cost $21 general admission General admission tickets to “Brass to Broad-
[email protected] band.org or $41 VIP, with $1 from every ticket will be way” cost $25 at the door or online at www.
donated to Mimi Woods Foundation in the US brevardsymphony.com.
ONGOING June 22 | Shark in the Park 5k that support enriching youths in need through
arts and education. Kids 12 and younger ad- 29 Karaoke and Pizza, 6 to 9 p.m. at the
The Melbourne Beach Rotary Club meets at 7:30 22 Shark in the Park 5K run/walk at In- mitted free with adult. No outside chairs or Italian-American Club 1471 Cypress
a.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month dian Harbour Beach’s Gleason Park, coolers permitted, but blankets welcome. Dis- Ave, Melbourne. Cost is $5 for two slices. Call
at Oceanside Pizza, 300 Ocean Avenue, Suite 6, 7:30 a.m. Cost is $25, with proceeds to benefit count tickets available for a limited time at all (321)242-8044 or visit www.italianascb.com for
Melbourne Beach. www.melbeachrotary.org the M.O.R.G.A.N. project. Long Doggers restaurants. www.longdoggers. a full list of events.
Satellite Beach Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 5 25 BINGO - The Italian American Club of 30 Tai Chi with Master Chung, 8 a.m. to 1
p.m. Thursdays at Pelican Beach Park on A1A. Brevard, 1471 Cypress Ave., Melbourne 29 Kids’ Seascape Stories Playshop p.m. as part of a four-week course at
hosts bingo every Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m. Com- with quilter Susan Rienzo, 10 a.m. Melbourne Athletic Club on Sarno Road. Cost
JUNE plimentary snacks with coffee and cake are served. to 12:30 p.m. at the Ruth Funk Textile Galler- is $50 for non-members, $30 for members for
Call (321)242-8044 or visit italianacsb.com ies at Florida Tech. Cost is $5 with pre-regis- all four weeks. For details call Anna Udell at
21 Satellite Beach Police Athletic League tration required, and program is designed for (321)425-5838.
Family Food Truck Fest, 5 to 9 p.m. in kids ages 9 to 14. After a tour of the galleries,
the parking lot of the D.R. Schechter Recreation design your own fabric seascape. For more in- JULY
Center on the corner of South Patrick Drive and formation, call (321)674-8313 or go to www.
Jackson Avenue. Music, KIDZ Corner with crafts textiles.fit.edu. 4 Celebrate Independence Day with the
and games, food trucks and dessert trucks. Melbourne Beach Volunteer Firefighters
Proceeds go towards training for the PAL Youth Association’s Hometown 4th of July BBQ and
Leadership Program. For more information,or Music Festival, 3 to 9 p.m. at Ryckman Park.
to participate as a craft or food vendor, call Live music by the Flutie Brothers Band, Lyrical
(321)777-8336. Soul and Billy Chapman. Food fresh from the
grill including hot dogs, hamburgers, pulled
21 Yoga for Summer Solstice with Me- 27 Family Fun Swim Nights at the Sat- June 29 pork and sides. Ice cream bars, soda and beer,
lissa, 6:30 p.m. at Aquarian Dreams ellite High School Pool, 6 to 8 p.m. Sovereign Brass ensemble’s “Brass to Broadway” with proceeds to benefit life-saving public
in Indialantic. A 90-minute class, with medita- Thursdays, June 27, July 11 and July 25. Use safety training, equipment and programs of
tion at the beach to follow, weather permitting. the diving board, lap swim and bring your in- 29 Brevard Symphony Orchestra pres- the MBVFD.
Cost is $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Call flatables. Cost is $5 per family, per week, at the ents the Sovereign Brass ensemble’s
(321)729-9495 to register. door. A parent must remain at the pool with “Brass to Broadway” concert, 7 p.m. at Sun- 6 Open Mike’s Coffee Lounge 1990s Re-
children. www.playsatellitebeach.org tree United Methodist Church. This concert is boot Dance Party with DJ Chet and Capt.
21 Melbourne Municipal Band Swing- Dad, party starts at 8 p.m. for ages 21 and
time “June Moon Dance” by a 22 29 Long Doggers Beachside Bash fea- older at 454 N. Harbor City Blvd, Melbourne.
member Big Band and vocalists Len Fallen turing Citizen Cope with special No cover.
Solutions from Games Pages ACROSS DOWN 17|18 Melbourne Municipal
in June 13, 2019 Edition 1 SCENE 2 CONSTELLATION Band Not-in-the Park
4 SCOUT 3 NOTED Picnic Concert “Jazz in Space.” Free Concert
10 NONET 5 CHIANTI by an 80 member Concert Band, 6:30 p.m.
11 PRIVATE 6 UNACCOMPANIED at the Melbourne Auditorium, 625 E. Hibis-
12 CITADEL 7 INSCRIPTION cus Blvd., doors open at 5:30 p.m. Admission
13 NACRE 8 APPLE free, tickets not required. Call (321) 724-
14 INLETS 9 CELEBRATION 0555 or email [email protected]
16 SIMMER 15 TALKING band.org. Website www.melbournemunici-
18 TRAIL 17 ARENA palband.org
19 RADIANT 20 DECOR
21 OPINION 20 Dog Days of Summer Car Show, 8 a.m.
22 CHINO to noon at Dunkin’ Donuts on A1A
23 SNUGS in Indialantic. Free show, no judging, just fun.
24 GRADE Bring what ever you’ve got on wheels. Call Bill
at (321)725-3648 for details.
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34 Thursday, June 20, 2019 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
Modernist oceanfront home stuns inside and out
STORY BY GEORGE WHITE STAFF WRITER
A spacious, beautifully-designed,
contemporary beach home with big
balconies and roof-top decks has come
on the market at 9445 State Road A1A,
An ideal example of oceanfront
modernism, the five-bedroom home
with four full baths and one half-bath
has 6,700 square feet of dramatic living
space under air, with 7,638 square feet
under roof. It sits on a 1.24-acre lot with
190 feet of beachfront.
Starting with the pavers on the
driveway, the bold and luxurious home
blends fine materials and creative lines
with special lighting to form a strong
visual impression. Those clean lines
are echoed in the spacious interior
through small details like unadorned
baseboards and trim and polished Ital-
ian porcelain floors throughout.
The front doors open into a high-
ceilinged great room that lives up to
that name, extending from the front
wall to the back and sweeping from a
stone fireplace at one end to a dream
kitchen with a huge island at the other.
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The highlight of this bright, open space From the entrance area flows the with a room which could be made into bathroom with stand-alone tub, all of
is a floating Brazilian Mahogany stair- spacious 24-by-25 eat-in kitchen with an office. One of the bedrooms has di- which enjoy beach views out large win-
case with stainless-steel cable railings wet bar with oversized island with bar rect access out to the backyard with dows. The northern master bath also
that curves up to the second floor with stools. The split floor plan design fea- private beach access via a boardwalk. includes a huge glassed-in shower with
elegant drama. tures two bedrooms with a Jack-and-Jill more than a dozen of showerheads.
full bathroom on the first floor, along On the second floor, the two mas-
Throughout the home there is an ter bedroom suites each feature a CONTINUED ON PAGE 36
unforgettable atmosphere created by
several groupings of high-impact floor-
to-ceiling glass pocket doors that slide
back to create wide openings that pull
the surrounding environment into the
living spaces and vice versa. Window
treatments include electric shutters.
On the first floor, the living room
glass doors open up to shaded porches
and an infinity pool with hot tub. Sea
grapes shelter the pool from the wind
while the surf breaking on shore pro-
vides a soothing soundtrack. On the
upper floor bedroom suites, the glass
doors open onto large balconies for
spectacular ocean views.
36 Thursday, June 20, 2019 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
Real Estate Sales on South Brevard island: June 7 to June 13
The real estate market slowed a speck last week in ZIP codes 32951, 32903 and 32937. Melbourne Beach
and Satellite Beach led the way, each with 6 sales, followed by Indialantic with 5. Indian Harbour Beach
reported just 1 sale.
The featured sale this week was of an oceanfront penthouse condo in Indialantic. Unit 603 at 925 North
Highway A1A was listed on March 15 for $625,000. The asking price more recently was $600,000. The sale
closed on June 10 for $575,000.
The seller in the transaction was represented by Eva McMillan of Dale Sorensen Real Estate. The purchaser
of the condo was represented by Carolyn Smith of RE/MAX Elite.
SALES FOR 32951
SUBDIVISION ADDRESS LISTED ORIGINAL MOST RECENT SOLD SELLING
ASKING PRICE ASKING PRICE PRICE
MARKS LANDING 106 REGATTA ST 4/2/2019 $779,000 $779,000 6/7/2019 $535,000
WILCOX MELBOURNE BEA 1501 ORANGE ST 12/8/2018 $624,000 $582,500 6/11/2019
SUNNYLAND BEACH S7 419 ARROWHEAD LN 3/11/2019 $579,000 $579,000 6/12/2019 $390,000
SALES FOR 32903 $320,000
INDIALANTIC BY SEA 500 N PALM AVE 8/17/2018 $469,900 $399,900 6/7/2019 $450,000
BAR HARBOR COLONY 171 DIANE CIR 1/26/2019 $400,000 $350,000 6/7/2019 $419,000
SANCTUARY THE 595 CRASSAS DR 4/4/2019 $399,900 $399,900 6/7/2019 $343,000
SALES FOR 32937
WATERWAY ESTATES 3RD 430 SANDPIPER DR 3/11/2019 $469,900 $469,900 6/7/2019
THE HORIZON CONDO P4 407 HIGHWAY A1A 452 10/7/2018 $474,900 $419,000 6/7/2019
OCEAN SPRAY ESTS ADD 455 LAUREL CT 2/1/2019 $354,900 $354,900 6/7/2019
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 35 VITAL STATISTICS access boardwalk to one of the most
9445 STATE ROAD A1A, MELBOURNE BEACH secluded stretches of beach on the
A large bonus room located off one barrier island.
of the master bedrooms is ready to be Year built: 2018 • Construction: Concrete block, poured concrete
finished as a home theater. Also from Bedrooms: 5 • Baths: 4 full bathrooms, 1 half-bath The home, which has a finished,
the high-tech side of things, the home air-conditioned, three-car garage,
is equipped with a state-of-the-art Exterior Finish: stucco • Roof: membrane • Floor: Italian porcelain tile was built in 2018 with multiple up-
Control4 automation home security Home size: 6,700 square feet under air, 7,638 square feet under roof grades, making the offering unusual
system including customization for Lot size: 54,142 square feet, 1.24 acres in Brevard County for its size and
every room using Kevlar 3-way, high- Waterfront: 190 feet of ocean frontage high-end quality, said co-listing agent
powered speakers. Swimming pool: Gas-heated, salt-water infinity pool with spa Gibbs Baum.
Interior Features: Beautiful stone, wood and porcelain finish materi-
Spiral staircases from the upper The seller spared no expense in
floor balconies lead to two roof-top als; stunning curved, floating staircase; fireplace; eat-in island kitchen aiming high for the final product, he
decks with railings. The panoramic with wet bar; pocket sliding glass doors facing the ocean on both levels; said, and indeed the home has the re-
ocean-to-river view also features a master bathroom suite with oversized tub, walk-in shower, his-and-her finement and feel of Ritz-Carlton or
glimpse of Sebastian Inlet located Four Seasons seaside resort.
less than two miles to the south. walk-in closets; Control4 automation home security system;
Exterior features: Custom lighting, outdoor shower, covered unscreened “This is basically new construc-
The meticulously maintained land- tion,” Baum said. “You don’t get the
scaping has well-established palm porched, three car-attached garage with reinforced garage doors. opportunity to turn around and buy
trees with mowed lawns creating the Listing agency: Treasure Coast Sotheby’s International Realty something like this very often, unless
perfect setting for the 6-foot-deep, Co-listing agents: it is being built on speculation and in
gas-heated, salt-water swimming that case it won’t have the kind of up-
pool. Gibbs Baum, 321-432-2009 and Greg Zimmerman, 321-704-3025 grades that this one does.”
Listing price: $4,300,000
Walkways lead from the backyard The home is being offered for
to a helipad and to the private beach $4,300,000.
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Here are some of the top recent barrier island sales.
Subdivision: Marks Landing, Address: 106 Regatta St Subdivision: Floridana Beach 5th, Address: 125 Matanzas Rd
Listing Date: 4/2/2019 Listing Date: 12/21/2018
Original Price: $779,000 Original Price: $349,000
Recent Price: $779,000 Recent Price: $339,900
Sold: 6/7/2019 Sold: 6/7/2019
Selling Price: $755,000 Selling Price: $310,000
Listing Agent: Cathy DiPalma Listing Agent: Barbara Van Dam
Selling Agent: Coldwell Banker Res. R.E. Selling Agent: Melbourne Beach Properties,Inc
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Subdivision: Wilcox Melbourne Bea, Address: 1501 Orange St Subdivision: Sunnyland Beach S7, Address: 419 Arrowhead Ln
Listing Date: 12/8/2018 Listing Date: 3/11/2019
Original Price: $624,000 Original Price: $579,000
Recent Price: $582,500 Recent Price: $579,000
Sold: 6/11/2019 Sold: 6/12/2019
Selling Price: $575,000 Selling Price: $535,000
Listing Agent: Lynn Burley Listing Agent: Lynn Steffen
Selling Agent: Burley Properties Selling Agent: BHHS Florida Realty
Peter Pappas Elliott Grozan
Curri Kirschner R. E. Grp. LLC Curri Kirschner R. E. Grp. LLC
38 Thursday, June 20, 2019 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
Here are some of the top recent barrier island sales.
Subdivision: Indialantic By Sea, Address: 500 N Palm Ave Subdivision: Bar Harbor Colony, Address: 171 Diane Cir
Listing Date: 8/17/2018 Listing Date: 1/26/2019
Original Price: $469,900 Original Price: $400,000
Recent Price: $399,900 Recent Price: $350,000
Sold: 6/7/2019 Sold: 6/7/2019
Selling Price: $390,000 Selling Price: $345,000
Listing Agent: Caroline Brouwers Listing Agent: DeWayne Carpenter &
Selling Agent: Salt Water Realty of Brevard Selling Agent:
Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc
Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc
WATERFRONTBREVARD.COM Subdivision: The Horizon Condo P4, Address: 407 Highway A1A 452
JUST LISTED IN THE CLOISTERS!
HOT LISTINGS Listing Date: 10/7/2018
Original Price: $474,900
Recent Price: $419,000
Selling Price: $419,000
Listing Agent: Migdalia Coffin
Selling Agent: RE/MAX Aerospace Realty
Keller Williams Realty,Brevard
140 SAND DOLLAR RD, INDIALANTIC 571 HWY A1A #201, SATELLITE BEACH Subdivision: Ocean Spray Ests Add, Address: 455 Laurel Ct
POOL! $439,900 OCEAN FRONT! $527,900
4 Beds, 2 Baths, 2,028 SF · Brand New Roof! 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,980 SF · Renovated!
David Curri 321.890.9911 Jerry Roberts 321.544.3955
ACTIVE LISTINGS Listing Date: 2/1/2019
Original Price: $354,900
· 301 S Ramona Ave, Indialantic, $299,900 · 1,066 SF Recent Price: $354,900
· 842 Sanderling Dr, Indialantic, $589,900 · 2,727 SF Sold: 6/7/2019
· 416 Bridgetown Ct, Satellite Beach, $795,000 · 2,141 SF Selling Price: $343,000
· 4 Emerald Ct, Satellite Beach, $249,000 · 1,696 SF Listing Agent: Victoria Lichti
· 0 Hwy A1A, Melbourne Beach $550,000 · .72 Acres, Vacant Land
Selling Agent: RE/MAX Alternative Realty
JUST SOLD UNDER CONTRACT
EXIT 1st Class Realty
· 419 Arrowhead Ln, Melbourne Beach 1750 SHORE VIEW DR, INDIALANTIC Subdivision: Waterway Estates 3rd, Address: 430 Sandpiper Dr
$535,000 270 CAMELLIA TR, INDIAN HARBOUR BEACH
Listing Date: 3/11/2019
· 1501 Orange St, Melbourne Beach Original Price: $469,900
$575,000 Recent Price: $469,900
· 147 Genoa St, Satellite Beach Selling Price: $450,000
$279,000 Listing Agent: Pat Lutz
· 505 S Palm Ave, Indialantic Selling Agent: Banana River Realty
David Curri Broker/Owner
Dreyer & Associates R.E. Grp.
325 Fifth Ave, Indialantic
Downtown Eau Gallie Arts District
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