Inlet centennial. P3 How in the world?!? P10 ON THEIR TOES!
Part 3: How the Sebastian Inlet is Mr. Science and his wife enjoy
funded and where the money goes. making learning fun for kids.
Dancers ‘pointe’ for roles at
holiday ballet auditions: P. 12
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Does ‘no meetings’ ONE LIFE CHANGES, ONE ENDS Teachers fuming
equate to ‘no work’? IN FATEFUL ENCOUNTER as recommended
Commission says no pay hike rejected
STORIES BY HENRY A. STEPHENS CORRESPONDENT Erik Gebauer, right, fired on Deputy Paul Phillips PHOTO: JULIAN LEEK STORY BY JAN WESNER CHILDS CORRESPONDENT
[email protected] in an encounter last week. The wounded deputy
then returned fire, killing Gebauer. “If you point a gun at one of my depu- Heartbreaking. Embarrass-
The Brevard Board of County ties, you just Mapquested yourself to one of ing. Despicable.
Commissioners hasn’t met this STORY BY JENNIFER TORRES CORRESPONDENT three locations,” Ivey said. “The hospital, the
month. And it won’t until July. morgue or, if you’re lucky, the hospital and Those are just some of the
With the shooter dead and Deputy Paul then jail.” words from teachers, parents
It might rile some taxpayers Phillips recuperating from multiple gunshot and local residents who lashed
to see their elected commis- wounds after responding to a disturbance The call for service that landed Phillips in out at Brevard Public Schools
sioners, who each gross $58,308 near Indialantic, Sheriff Wayne Ivey minced Superintendent Mark Mul-
a year – or $4,859 a month – get no words in a broadcast meant to deter any- CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 lins and the School Board af-
paid for one of those months one else who might mean his officers harm. ter Mullins rejected a special
without meeting to pass ordi- magistrate’s recommendation
nances or approve rezonings. that reserve funds be used to
That’s what they were elected increase teacher pay.
to do, right?
“I have four other side jobs
But officials say that doesn’t just to make ends meet,” Billy
mean the county commission Bechtol, a physical education
is on vacation this month. “‘No teacher at Gemini Elemen-
meetings’ doesn’t mean it’s tary, posted on the school dis-
time off,” Christine Furru says. trict’s public Facebook page
“It means it’s time to catch up.” after Mullins’ decision was an-
nounced last week. “And you
Furru is the constituent ser- have a chance to make life a
vice director for District 3 Com- little easier for teachers and
missioner John Tobia, of Grant- you choose not to help.”
Valkaria, who represents the
South Beaches and the town of “You ask us every day to go
Melbourne Beach. Tobia said above and beyond for our stu-
he is keeping his staff busy by: dents. Excellence as the stan-
dard. And YOU can’t go slightly
• Helping as he reviews bud- above and beyond once. Again
get proposals for fiscal 2019-20.
CONTINUED ON PAGE 5
• Going over proposed refer-
CONTINUED ON PAGE 6
True extent of ‘miracle’ comes into focus for surf photographer
Nate Adams. STORY BY GEORGE WHITE STAFF WRITER in the water and resume his On Dec. 28, Adams was setting
[email protected] life, within limits, less than six up his camera and 500mm lens
PHOTO: RYAN CLAPPER months after suffering a broken when he was hit by the metal
In a recovery nothing short of neck in a freak accident in Ja- framework of a 20-by-20 tent
miraculous, longtime surf pho- maica. which had become airborne be-
tographer Nathan “Nate” Adams hind him in a gust of wind. The
of Melbourne Beach has been The positive outcome was in
cleared by his doctors to go back no way assured early on. CONTINUED ON PAGE 4
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FATEFUL ENCOUNTER dead at the scene. Officials described Avenida De La Vista from a resi-
Gebauer as heavily armed and there was
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 chatter on the police scanner that Ge- dent who said they felt threat-
bauer may have been using an assault-
the hospital with three bullets in his style or automatic rifle. ened by a neighbor.
body, two broken legs and a torn-up
shoulder is proof that anytime law en- Fortunately, Phillips is expected to While speaking to the com-
forcement officers put on the uniform make a full recovery, but lives were
and interact with the public, even the changed that night in a neighborhood in plainant, Phillips noticed the
most seemingly benign or bizarre situ- unincorporated South Brevard County
ations can and do escalate. just north of Indialantic – a neighbor- neighbor – Gebauer – appeared
hood not far from Indialantic Elemen-
This disturbance started as a disagree- tary and Hoover Middle School that for agitated and was becoming
ment between neighbors about the feed- years has been plagued with drugs, crime
ing of feral cats and ended in 45-year-old and, on nights like June 4, with violence. uncooperative. The deputy re-
Erik Gebauer exchanging heavy gunfire
with Phillips, Phillips leaving in an am- At 8:30 p.m. last Tuesday, Deputy Phil- quested backup as Gebauer
bulance and Gebauer being pronounced lips responded to a disturbance call on
walked behind a vehicle where
it sounded like a firearm was
being chambered. As Phillips
attempted to take cover, he was Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey. PHOTO: JULIAN LEEK
shot three times. He returned
fire, killing Gebauer. was shot and left in critical condition
Gebauer had an arrest history that in- after being attacked by a man who was
cluded charges of Aggravated Battery on stopped on 4th Avenue in Indialantic for
a Law Enforcement Officer, Fleeing and not having a license plate on his car. Al-
Eluding, Resisting an Officer without ready with the Satellite Beach Police De-
Violence, Burglary, Stalking, Aggravated partment, he declined, but eventually
Battery Domestic Violence and multiple signed on with Indialantic in 1990.
traffic offenses. “Anything can happen. It can be traf-
Phillips, who has been a member fic stop, neighbors fighting over loud
of the Sheriff’s Office since November music, a car parked in front of their
2018, is a combat veteran who served in home, a fence that’s too high, or a rou-
the United States Army for 14 years. tine traffic stop,” Casey said. “The risks
Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey are something we are always aware of
was attending the First Responder but sometimes I think an incident like
Games in Tampa when he learned of this reminds the citizens of those risks.”
the incident and immediately left to In his more than 30 years in law en-
see Phillips at Holmes Regional Medical forcement, Casey said he’s never had to
Center. pull the trigger of his gun, but he’s come
“When something like this happens close, explaining the decision to fire
there are so many moving pieces to stay your gun is based on two factors.
focused on but paramount is health “As a police officer it’s when my life
and wellbeing of (the) deputy, then the or the life of someone else is in danger,”
mental health of family – they are going Casey said.
through such an emotional strain with On June 6, Ivey posted a picture of
someone they love almost being killed,” Deputy Phillips – surrounded by his
Ivey said. “There is also what we call the friends and law enforcement colleagues
BCSO family. This is their brother or sis- – giving a “thumbs up” sign to the cam-
ter that’s injured, and they are all pas- era. The post has since received hun-
sionate about making sure their fellow dreds of positive comments, shares and
law enforcement officers are safe.” likes, something Ivey says has “pulled
Melbourne Beach Police Chief Mela- the community even closer than we al-
nie Griswold said her “heart sank” upon ready are.”
hearing the news. He also believes the incident is a re-
“My corporal called and said there’s ality check of how quickly things can go
been an officer-involved shooting and bad and he’s very clear about what will
it was a deputy on the beachside,” Gris- happen to anyone who pulls a gun on
wold said. “My very first questions were: one of his officers.
Is he OK? Are you and my officers OK?” In the post Ivey reported that Phillips
Two of her officers responded to the was recovering after undergoing hours
scene, along with several other agencies. of surgery to treat his injuries.
“Because of the significance of offi- “Paul’s doctors have shared with us
cer-involved shootings, it is critically that his prognosis for a full recovery is
important to safeguard that agency and very encouraging and we are thankful
its officers and to be prepared in ad- that he is progressing as well as could be
vance for such an event,” Griswold said. expected given everything he has gone
“I have reached out to Sheriff Ivey ex- through,” Ivey wrote. “He is in excellent
pressing my support for him, his agency, spirits and without question is ready to
and prayers for a speedy recovery to get back to work as soon as he can.”
Deputy Paul Phillips and his family. Ev- Phillips has been placed on paid ad-
ery agency is our family, and we will be ministrative leave pending the outcome
there whenever we are needed.” of the investigation, as is customary in
Indialantic Police Chief Michael officer involved shootings.
Casey also sent an officer to the scene to The investigation is ongoing. Anyone
lend mutual assistance. who may have information about this
Ironically, Casey was initially offered incident is asked to please call Agent
a spot with the Indialantic Police De- Don Reynolds of the Brevard County
partment in 1989 to take over for Officer Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at 321-
Bill Johns, a 13-year police veteran who 633-8413.
Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, June 13, 2019 3
INLET AT 100: Putting $2M annually to good use
Editor’s note: This is the third of a series from those tax dollars, and are the rates ment, maintenance programs PHOTO: BENJAMIN THACKER
marking the 100th anniversary of the cre- going up? A rate hike does not seem and projects, and increasingly
ation of the Sebastian Inlet District. This likely as, thanks to matching grant funds environmental monitoring of capacity at about 200,000 cubic yards
installment covers how the inlet is fund- from the state Department of Envi- important habitats and wildlife. of sand.
ed, who pays property tax to the inlet and ronmental Protection, the numbers of
the economic benefit having the inlet in coastal management and other projects In terms of having the tools “We are one of the most data-rich
the area has on the local economy. for the inlet have gone up while the mill- for meaningful coastal man- inlets within Florida and we’ve been
age rate has gone down. agement, data collection on the conducting this type of monitoring for
STORY BY GEORGE WHITE STAFF WRITER inlet was greatly enhanced in more than 20 years, so we have a good
[email protected] According to the district, from 2004 to 1993 when Florida Institute of handle of the state of our inlet which
2014, the district commission reduced Technology’s Dr. Gary Zarillo is more or less dynamic equilibrium,’’
Sebastian Inlet District, celebrating its the millage rate by 68 percent while in installed wave and weather Gray said.
Centennial this year, currently receives the same 10-year time period securing gauges on the North Jetty to
about $2 million annually in funding more than $8 million in state matching measure currents, water pressure, ele- Environmental monitoring of wildlife
from a millage rate levied on property DEP grant funding. vation and velocity to determine speed such as sea turtles and habitats such as
owners within the district’s geograph- and direction. “hard bottom” has been an increasing
ic boundaries, amazingly the same The fiscal year 2018-1019 rate was set focus for years as a way to ensure to the
boundaries set by the state Legislature at 8.7 cents per $1,000 of taxable value, Analysis data from the fixed wave and state that the grant projects don’t cause
back in 1919. generating $2,149,407 in ad valorem current gauges help monitor seasonal harm, he said.
tax revenue from property owners in sea level changes, sediment transport
The district extends south from the the district. That means the owner of a and accumulation within the inlet sys- Upcoming maintenance projects will
inlet into Indian River County to State home assessed at $500,000 would pay tem focused on managing sand re- focus on south inlet shoreline that was
Road 60, and north into Brevard County $43.85 annually. sources in the Sebastian Inlet area. damaged during Hurricane Matthew,
to near the Pineda Causeway. It includes he said.
the communities of Sebastian, Fells- “Our intent is to maintain that strat- That data recently changed the loca-
mere, Gifford and portions ofVero Beach egy going forward, meaning no tax in- tion for sand nourishment placement
in Indian River County, and Melbourne crease using the roll-back rate,” said Se- further to the south from the inlet in In-
Beach, Indialantic, Micco, Grant, Mala- bastian Inlet Executive Director James dian River County after sand under cer-
bar, Palm Bay, Melbourne and West Gray. Gray is the former Indian River tain weather conditions was found to be
Melbourne, and parts of Indian Harbor County Coastal Engineer who took over traveling back north and into the inlet’s
Beach and Viera in Brevard County. the inlet post in April from long-time sand trap, Gray said.
leader Marty Smithson.
Just what do those tax-paying resi- The sand trap is a 42-acre submerged
dents, and the region and beyond, get The funding received by the Sebastian depression in the west of the inlet. It is
Inlet District goes to coastal manage- dredged every 4-5 years when filled to
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COURT GRANTS DAVID ISNARDI MORE SLACK ON BOND TERMS
STORIES BY HENRY A. STEPHENS CORRESPONDENT to attend his son’s graduation. right here in Brevard County, another enter a not-guilty plea for Isnardi and
[email protected] Attorneys have said Isnardi first in- of his new attorneys says. seek a jury trial. He said the question
of whether his client could get a fair
Accused Palm Bay racketeer David jured his back in 1986 during a “bad “I don’t see a negative image for trial in Brevard County would nor-
Isnardi can leave Brevard County to jump” as a combat paratrooper. More a guy who served his country for 22 mally not be raised until the trial it-
have back surgery this summer, the recent work for his Palm Bay lawn- years,” Melbourne attorney Kepler self.
court ruled, granting a second excep- care business is said to have aggra- Funk said recently. “And people writ-
tion to his May 17 bond agreement. vated the earlier injury. ing on Facebook is the last place I’d “If the prosecution (Assistant State
look for truth.” Attorney Kathryn Speicher) and de-
Isnardi is the husband of District 5 Sheriff’s records show deputies fense agree it’s impossible to find
County Commissioner Kristine Isnar- arrested Isnardi, of Olivia Street in Funk and his law partners, Dia- enough fit jurors, that’s when we
di, who represents the Town of Indial- Palm Bay, about 2 p.m. May 10 on mond and Keith F. Szachacz, filed a would seek a change of venue,” Funk
antic, unincorporated areas and part charges of racketeering, conspiracy notice of appearance May 28, taking said.
of the City of Melbourne, up to the to commit racketeering, conspiracy over Isnardi’s case from Rockledge at-
Eau Gallie Causeway on the barrier to commit extortion, and conspiracy torney Bryan Lober. But before the case even gets to
island. David Isnardi served as dep- to possess two controlled substances trial, Funk stressed, he has a lot of
uty city manager for Palm Bay until – Oxycodone and Ethylone – with the Lober, vice chair of the Brevard work to do. After taking the case May
he resigned in September 2017. The intent to deliver them. County Commission, makes county 28, Funk filed notice of discovery, giv-
felony charges Isnardi faces involve policy alongside Kristine Isnardi. As ing Speicher 15 days – or until this
the time he was employed by the city. Charges stem from allegedly try- he had planned, Lober only repre- past Wednesday – to permit him to
ing to blackmail City Councilman Jeff sented his colleague’s husband long “inspect, copy, test and photograph”
Circuit Judge Morgan Reinman Bailey and then-Deputy Mayor Tres enough to get Reinman to release all police reports, statements from
on June 3 issued an order granting a Holton, sometime between 2015 and him from jail on a $36,000 bail. the confidential informant or other
motion by Alan S. Diamond, one of 2017, into voting to rezone a residen- people, or any physical evidence the
Isnardi’s new attorneys, allowing the tial property to industrial so Isnardi But in that time, many residents state intends to use.
59-year-old U.S. Army veteran to trav- and co-defendant Jose Aguiar could accused Lober of at least the appear-
el into Indian River County for doc- run a scrap-metal business. ance of conflict by working with the How soon Reinman and a jury can
tors’ appointments already sched- wife and representing the husband. hear Isnardi’s case depends on how
uled. Last month Reinman allowed Isnardi has faced waves of criti- Lober insisted the two roles are unre- long Funk and his partners need for
Isnardi to travel to Virginia for a week cism over the years on social media. lated and no conflict. their own investigation, Funk said.
But he could still get a fair jury trial
Among Funk’s first motions was to
NATE ADAMS Much more successful was the ex- in serious risk but what’s the risk if I standing here, I’m sitting here, I’m not
tensive follow-up surgery Feb. 27 at then never feel what grass or sand in a wheelchair, I’m not paralyzed, I’m
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Orlando Regional Medical Center and feels like between my toes.” not dead – all of the things that could
the seven-hour procedure where, as have happened to me,” he said.
impact knocked him unconscious, Adams described, “they really threw Stronger in mind and body every
causing a gash on his head and the the kitchen sink at this.” day, Adams was just given clearance Keeping a productive mindset was
compression of three vertebra (C-6, to push, pull or lift not more than 50 nearly impossible at times, but Adams
C-7 and T-1). Coming in this time from the back, pounds, a consideration in his art en- said he would always pivot toward the
the surgery fused a total of seven ver- deavor in which he creates woodwork positive, taking the reality as a given,
His first surgery to stabilize the tebra using high-tech medicine in- crafts. to not lose hope.
neck Jan. 1 in Kingston, Jamaica, in- cluding robotic-assisted drilling and
volved using pieces of his hip to fill real-time interventional radiology. Physical therapy is about to start, “Face it and embrace it. It is what
where fragments had to be removed, which will add to Adams’ growing list it is. I can’t take it back; what’s hap-
and a metal bar and screws were im- In the weeks leading up to the sec- of alternative healing processes, in- pened has happened. I didn’t know
planted. The surgery was generally ond surgery, still in pain and knowing cluding audio and visual stimulation what was going to happen but I don’t
successful, but Adams had weakness paralysis was possibly in play, Adams and acupuncture. quit at anything. I try to do anything
in one of his arms, loss of motion and admitted to dipping in the ocean and I possibly can to not give up hope. I
pain. There was also the added, very riding a bike. “I couldn’t be any more stoked. still get messages about how I’m in-
real drama of an original screw back- I used the words grateful, humble, spiring people as the guy who never
ing out, which could have caused se- ”I was doing things I thought I blessed, lucky. Whatever your faith gives up, he doesn’t quit. It’s hum-
rious complications. would never do again. It was heavy. I may be. I say blessed. I’m not even bling,’’ he said.
knew I was obviously putting myself scared to use the word miracle. I’m
Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, June 13, 2019 5
TEACHER RAISE REJECTED you. As you have turned your back to disheartening. Shame on you, BPS.” was left to play out over the summer
me,” Bechtol posted. The district and the Brevard Federa- break.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
More than 325 similar comments tion of Teachers, the teachers’ union, Representatives from both sides met
a slap in the face … I love my school, were posted, including this one: “As a has been at an impasse on teacher sal- with special magistrate Tom Young,
my kids, my principal, the parents and parent whose children are just enter- aries since December. That meant the a professional mediator, on April 23.
my fellow teachers. They will get my ing the Brevard county school district, school year ended without a teacher Young issued a recommendation on
full effort. But I will turn my back to this is incredibly disappointing and contract for 2018-19, and the dispute
CONTINUED ON PAGE 6
6 Thursday, June 13, 2019 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
TEACHER RAISE REJECTED chases and contracts and to board- “We have not stopped working to magistrate’s recommended amount is
approved initiatives that include social increase employee compensation,” simply unacceptable,” he said in a BFT
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 5 workers, security officers and instruc- Mullins said. “We have scrubbed our press release.
tional coaches at schools.” budgets, and we now have more con-
May 17 stating that the district has fidence in future funding since the The next step in the process is a
enough money in reserves to meet the In a press release from BPS, Mullins release of the state budget. I’m disap- public meeting where both the dis-
union’s demands of a $2,300 annual said he rejected the recommendation pointed that union leadership will not trict and BFT will present their argu-
pay increase for most teachers. because “the district could not commit consider new, sustainable salary op- ments. Under the rules of mediation,
$8.5 million to permanent raises from tions.” the School Board is required at that
The school district has offered $770. fund balances that are not recurring.” meeting to finalize a contract to pres-
Young’s recommendation is not BFT president Anthony Colucci cried ent to teachers.
binding – ultimately, the School Board The release said Mullins also at- foul, saying the district had plenty of
votes on the final teacher contract. tempted to meet with union leaders time to make another offer before last State law requires “reasonable no-
Young’s proposal, which was origi- last week, possibly to make an “updat- week. Colucci also said no other offers tice” of such meetings. Meeting dates
nally put forth by the union, would ed offer,” but was refused. There were will be entertained by the union. and announcements are usually post-
have taken money from the district’s no details on that offer because, under ed on the School Board section of the
non-recurring reserve funds, money Florida public records laws, it can only “There is no need to return to the BPS website.
that BPS says is “committed to pur- be disclosed in a public meeting. table because anything less than the
After the School Board finalizes the
contract, the teachers’ union votes on
it. But, just like mediation, the union
vote is nonbinding. Whether the con-
tract is approved by teacher’s or not,
it would go back to the board for final
COMMISSIONERS’ JUNE RECESS
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
enda for the November 2020 ballot.
• Looking at alternative designs for
the county’s current logo, which has
drawn concern from groups represent-
ing the visually impaired.
“There is zero time for vacation on my
schedule for June,” Tobia said. “And the
staff is busier now than in the rest of the
The other four commissioners
couldn’t be reached for comment. But
most were meeting with constituents,
their aides said.
“While there are no board meetings,
it doesn’t necessarily mean the com-
missioners are not in their offices, doing
‘commission-related’ things, nor that
their staffs are hanging out on the beach
somewhere,” County Spokesman Don
Walker said his research suggests Bre-
vard commissioners started the tradi-
tion of taking a June break from meet-
ings back in the 1990s and have carried
the practice forward ever since. That
provides County Manager Frank Abbate
time to meet with department heads,
who prepare PowerPoints on their bud-
get requests in advance of commission
reviews in July.
“The county manager’s calendar is
chock full of budget meetings through-
out the month of June,” Walker said.
Budget workshops continue through
summer, he said, as it has to be adopted
by Sept. 30. The new fiscal year starts
All this doesn’t mean individual com-
missioners can’t take vacations in June,
Walker said, provided they schedule it.
Meanwhile, commissioners can be
reached at their individual district offic-
es. Their addresses and phone numbers
can be found in Brevard County’s Web
Portal at www.brevardfl.gov.
for Cocoa Beach
8 Thursday, June 13, 2019 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
SEEN & SCENE
The bucs stopped here for popular Cocoa Beach Pirate Fest
Jady Carroll, Ryan Black and Christian Kidd. PHOTOS:RYAN CLAPPER Katie Crews. Captain Red Legs Grewer with Cosh the bird.
Captain Joker and Captain Sadie. Andrew Alderman and Gabe Grisalei.
Layla the Mermaid.
Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, June 13, 2019 9
SEEN & SCENE
“The average man will bristle if you say his decent bit of bragging, a good helping of rum, day afternoon and ran through Sunday, punc-
father was dishonest, but he will brag a little if hearty food, sea chanteys (and other mu- tuated by two adults-only socials – the Pirate
he discovers that his great-grandfather was a sic) over a three-day party that took over the Party on Friday night and the Pirate Ball Sat-
pirate,” noted the late British philosopher Sir oceanfront International Palms Resort last urday night.
Bernard Williams. weekend.
Nautical vendors and pirate-costumed en-
The Cocoa Beach Pirate Fest offered up a The free-admission festival launched Fri- tertainment added to the fun.
10 Thursday, June 13, 2019 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
SEEN & SCENE
How in the world?!? Just
ask Mr. (and Mrs.) Science
Tim Perkins and Marina Gast test out the wings where Old Time Pottery is. The show
on a flying car. PHOTO: LEAH DUBOIS started on a stage in the back of the sci-
ence store, but demand was great and
STORY BY LISA ZAHNER STAFF WRITER the show grew and grew.
When Tim met up with music edu-
Tim and Melany Perkins are defi- cator Melany 15 years ago, these two
nitely not the average Satellite Beach discovered they had a natural synergy
couple. and a mutual love for teaching and
for children. Their business interests
First of all, they have raised five chil- meshed, too, and their talents and
dren together, plus they have the pa- strengths complemented each other.
tience to teach a slew of other people’s It turns out that music and science
kids in private lessons, camps, classes go hand in hand, and the Perkinses
and special presentations. They are specialize in teaching boys and girls
sent by the U.S. Department of State to things they can immediately put to
places like China, Israel and the Unit- use. “Our motto is ‘Watch Kids’ Brains
ed Arab Emirates to teach kids there, Grow.’ We want them to gain knowl-
too. edge, but in a fun way,” Melany said.
One other thing is out of the or- These days, when they’re not globe-
dinary: She calls him “Mr. Science.” trotting on official diplomatic busi-
That would seem a little bizarre if no- ness to international schools, Melany
body else called Tim Perkins Mr. Sci- and Tim are more than happy spend-
ence, but that’s the name he’s crafted, ing their days in the Mr. Science Labo-
earned and traded on for nearly two ratory on the north edge of the David
decades. Being Mr. Science is Tim’s R. Schecter Satellite Beach Recreation
full-time job. Center surrounded by cardboard
boxes, wooden tables and benches,
You might think Mr. Science is an and high stacks of plastic bins stuffed
engineer or a chemist, a geologist, with project supplies. With colorful
botanist or even a meteorologist. Or, contraptions hanging from the ceiling
being here on the Space Coast, maybe and stuff everywhere, you don’t really
a rocket scientist? Nope. None of the know which corner to look at first.
above. Tim just really loves science. He
loved it as a kid and then in college he Melany has her own space reserved
took it up a notch when he worked at amid this science vortex, a nifty alcove
a children’s science museum near his where she plays and writes music and
college, the Art Institute of Fort Lau- gives instrumental and voice lessons
derdale. Then when Tim returned to to kids. The frame of the music class-
his hometown of Satellite Beach and room area is studded with huge the-
became an ad salesman, he kind of fell ater stage lights, as Mr. Science says he
into an opportunity that developed uses those when he films his television
into the Mr. Science brand of showing shows right inside the lab. But last Fri-
kids the world and how it works. day was not a filming day. It was the
final day of the week-long Myth Bust-
“Children are scientists until we ers-themed summer day camp. Seven-
teach them not to be,” Tim said. teen campers aged 7 to 13 used the lab
resources to test and build, to explore
What is science, to the self-pro- and experiment.
fessed Mr. Science? “It’s pattern hunt-
ing. We’re looking to make connec- This week’s camp theme is Crazy
tions between things in the universe,” Inventors. Next week is Spy Training.
he said. Then Robo Wars, Mission to Mars, Sci-
Fi Zombie, Icky Sticky, Nerd Olympics,
For more than a decade Mr. Sci- Zap Camp and Mystery Detective.
ence sparked kids’ interest in science Camp fees range from $100 to $160 for
through sessions that were part of all-day camps. Melany’s music camps
Brevard’s school curriculum. Tim not have themes, too. They start July 15
only took his show on the road, he also with Learn to Sing, followed by Musi-
worked out of a 200-seat storefront cal Adventure, Little Rockers, and fi-
theater on Eau Gallie Boulevard con- nally Rockin’ Music right before school
nected to a science store in the plaza starts in August. She also teaches pri-
vate lessons year-round. To register
for Mr. Science programs or summer
music camps, go to www.playsatellite-
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ARTS & THEATRE
BY ANNA GRENEVICKI | CORRESPONDENT
The Christmas holidays may be half ing audition process. The Melbourne Nutcracker,” as put on by the Space Dance Center ready to go with their
a year away, but excitement is already Beachsider went behind the scenes as Coast Ballet Company, is an annual hair in perfect buns and wearing col-
mounting for lovers of ballet as two top- dynamic young dancers from across crowd-pleasing performance that re- orful leotards, skirts, tights, and ballet
notch local dance companies prepare the region danced their hearts out in mains a magnificent holiday tradition or pointe shoes. Dancers hailed from
to delight audiences with elaborate pro- open auditions for a coveted role in year after year. all over Central Florida, with the call
ductions of two major ballets – “Swan “Swan Lake.” for dancers drawing people in from as
Lake” and “The Nutcracker” – in De- These two productions both held far as Orlando.
cember at the Maxwell C. King Center An elegant, sumptuous classic that auditions within the last month, with
for the Performing Arts. every ballerina dreams to star in one “The Nutcracker” on May 19 and Available roles ranged in complex-
day, “Swan Lake” will be presented by “Swan Lake” the afternoon of June 2, ity, from parts created for toddlers and
A Tchaikovsky ballet comes together the Melbourne City Ballet Theatre in with hopefuls slotted into times by age small children, to teenaged pointe
like a complex recipe, with a talented collaboration with the National Bal- group – seasoned dancers and begin- dancers, to adults. Some dancers were
and graceful cast being one key ingre- let Theatre of Odessa and the Satellite ners competing alongside their peers cast in minor or cameo parts, while
dient. Finding that perfectly blended Symphonic Orchestra providing live others got roles that will mean spend-
cast requires an arduous, yet exhilarat- accompaniment from the pit. “The Ninety-four dancers ages three ing a great deal of time in the spot-
and up arrived at the Melbourne City
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throughout the studio as dozens of were chosen for roles in “Swan Lake,” age from 3 to 78 auditioned for “The
dancers warmed up while waiting for with everyone who tried their very Nutcracker” on May 19, and 98 were
their time slot, but most began prepar- best earning a role, large or small. cast in the production.
ing even before arriving at the venue.
Being in a production such as “Swan These dancers traveled from Sebas-
“I stretched at home, then when I Lake” requires hundreds of hours of re- tian and Titusville to take part in this
got here I stretched again, then I made hearsal time and dedication to make renowned annual production. Addi-
sure that my shoes were nice and bro- sure everything is ready for the stage. tional auditions for certain roles will
ken in,” said Elizabeth Wallace, 17, as if While it is only the second week of sum- be held in August for anyone in the
ticking items off a pre-flight checklist. mer school break, it’s no vacation for community who would like to try out
“I made sure my hair was all out of my dancers who will meet twice days a week but didn’t have a chance.
face, which is sometimes really hard – shorter rehearsals on Wednesdays and
when you have long hair.” longer Saturday rehearsals, with differ- Most of the dancers cast will be lo-
ent groups rotating in and out for eight cals. “Ninety-eight percent [of the lo-
During the audition itself, dancers full hours from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. cal dancers] will be cast in roles that
were shown, learned and reviewed com- are suitable for them. We are also the
binations of steps. After committing “This is a really professional ballet, only company on the Space Coast
so we need to see quality, that is why we that is not associated with a particu-
PHOTOS BY BEN THACKER AND KEVIN ROBERTS need so many rehearsals and hours,” lar studio,” said Loretta Grella, vice
Artem Yachmennikov explained. chairman on the board of directors for
Space Coast Ballet Company.
After all those long rehearsal hours,
the production will be held at 7 p.m. These dancers will rehearse more
Dec. 27 and 2 p.m. Dec. 28 at the King than 200 hours before “The Nutcrack-
Center on the Melbourne campus of er” is performed. The ballet company
Eastern Florida State College. will also be working with the Brevard
Symphony Orchestra to combine a
Three weeks prior, “The Nutcracker” lovely live musical performance with
will be put to the King Center stage for traditional ballet.
the 17th time by the Space Coast Bal-
let Company on Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. and 7 With parts cast, now the hard work
p.m., with tickets on sale Aug. 17. This begins for both productions. With
ballet, under the direction of artistic such strong artistic talent right in our
directors Ekaterina Shchelkanova and backyard, these productions will sure-
Anton Boytsov, is a well-known holi- ly be must-see holiday treats.
day classic, and has remained a tradi-
tion in Melbourne. For performance details and ticket
information, go to www.kingcenter.com
More than 100 dancers ranging in or call 321-242-2219.
Instructor Artem Yachmennikov
conducting auditions for Swan
Lake in Melbourne.
lights. Role selections all come down these small pieces of the dance to mem-
to demonstrating the qualities the ar- ory on the spot, they performed them for
tistic directors are looking for. the artistic directors’ more experienced,
discerning eyes. Auditions can be daunt-
“We test their coordination, listening ing, evoking a vast range of emotions.
to the words [of the music], and [how well
they listen] to the teacher as well,” Ekat- “It’s kind of scary, but it’s also fun
erina Vaganova-Yachmennikova said. knowing that you could possibly be in
this show. It’s more fun for me,” said
“It’s more about discipline,” Artem 13-year-old Claire King.
Yachmennikov added. The husband-
and-wife duo of world-class dancers After the auditions are over, deci-
will co-direct the show, on the heels of sions made and the roles assigned,
their widely acclaimed production of practices will begin this fall, with some
“Sleeping Beauty” in 2018. advanced parts to be assigned after
rehearsals start. A total of 94 dancers
Palpable nervous energy buzzed
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COMING UP! Symphony treats us to dynamic Disney-Broadway duo
BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA ated the nationally recognized 18 Scott at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 15, respectfully recreate classic albums
Staff Writer and Under Club, wherein students an excellent, beautiful concept. Tick- “live, on stage – note for note, cut for
18 and younger or with a college stu- ets to the abbreviated (one-hour) cof- cut.” You’re not going to get any cheesy
1 Disney and Broadway – a sure- dent ID can attend the concerts for fee concert are $15. Open to all music impersonations. This time it’s the
fire combo. Taking a line from free. The lobby tickets desks have lovers, the sensory-friendly, informal English rock band Led Zeppelin, who,
these tickets, pre-concert. Just show concert is especially aimed, says the says Wikipedia, recorded 108 songs
Disney’s musical “Beauty and the promo, “at providing an engaging, between 1968 and 1980. Influenced
ID and ask. Time: 7 p.m. Tickets: $25 musical experience for memory im- by blues, hard rock and heavy metal,
Beast,” the terrific Space Coast Sym- in advance, $30 at the door. NOTE: paired people and their families.” their mega hits included “Black Dog,”
In a partnership between the Space Bravo. 855-252-7276. “Rock and Roll,” “Going to California”
phony brings it again, this Saturday, Coast Symphony Orchestra and the and “Stairway to Heaven,” frequently
Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation, referred to as one of the greatest rock
June 15, at the Scott Center in Mel- a similarly themed concert, “Mak- songs of all time. If the weather co-
ing Memories,” will take place at the operates, you can enjoy the King’s
bourne, inviting you to “be our guest” Picnic on the Patio, with full-service
bar and grill starting at 6 p.m. (cash
with its 2019-2020 season opener only). Showtime: 8 p.m. Tickets: start
at $31.75. 321-242-2219.
“Disney and Broadway.” If the Disney 2 The residents of Nottingham
are more than a little exasper-
tunes don’t get you humming along,
the Broadway numbers will: Disney’s ated by the over-inflated ego of its
“Beauty and the Beast,” “The Little most famous resident and Sherwood
Mermaid,” “Mary Poppins,” “Alad- Forest hero and archer extraordi-
din,” “The Lion King” and “Pocahon- naire. That is the nutshell plot of Surf-
tas,” and, from Broadway musicals, side Playhouse’s next show, “Robin
“Funny Girl,” “Evita,” “Grease!,” “Chi- Hood Fractured,” a comedy musical
cago,” “Showboat,” “Fiddler on the opening its run this Friday, June 14. 4 A not-to-be-missed botanical
treat returns this Saturday, and
Roof” and “Mamma Mia.” See what I This “fracturing” of the beloved tale
mean? Maestro Aaron Collins says it comes from the pen of Surfside’s Ar- it’s very well-worth the trip down to
succinctly: “Disney’s musical accom- tistic Director Bryan Bergeron who, Vero: It’s the annual McKee Botanical
plishments are astounding. For near- says the show promo, “ventured deep Garden’s centerpiece event, the Wa-
ly 80 years, Walt Disney has produced into Sherwood Forest and took a terlily Celebration, a gorgeous, joyful
some of the greatest songs in cinema hammer to the classic story of Robin day to share with family and pals, or
history. When all is said and done, and his band of Merry Men.” (Don’t an enriching solitary experience. The
you gotta love the mouse.” Word. To expect Errol Flynn.) Bergeron took Garden, brimming with beauty all
nourish the love of music as soon as inspiration from the 1959 to 1964 TV year long, outdoes itself on this day,
possible, the SCSO has cleverly cre- cartoon favorite “Rocky and Bull- when 80 waterlily varieties and more
winkle’s Fractured Fairy Tales.” The than 300 potted and 100 free-range
large “Robin Hood Fractured” cast plants go Petals Forward to put on a
includes the big-headed Robin, Maid dazzling show, proving once again
Marian, Friar Tuck, the Sheriff of Not- that Mother Nature’s artistry is unpar-
alleled. Scattered throughout the gar-
den will be plein air artists, capturing
the beauty on canvas, in a variety of
styles. Peek over their shoulders and
see how they do it. In the Hall of Gi-
ants, you’ll find the blooms interpret-
ed in another medium: all entries in
the Water Lily Photography competi-
tion will be on display. Water lilies are
right up there with pelicans in Florida
photography popularity, and you can
be sure there’ll be some gorgeous,
creative shots. A popular feature of
the celebration is the hands-on repot-
ting demonstration, led by one of the
Garden’s experts, standing in a pond,
ankle-deep in a waterlily favorite –
tingham and the rest of the motley muck. “Waterlilies love muck.” Join
band. You’ll recognize the story, of
course, and thoroughly enjoy the hi- the crowd that always gathers on the
larious and creative new twists, fla-
vored generously with a heavy dollop bank, listening intently as the water
of farce. It’s totally family friendly, as
well. The show runs through June 23. gardener hoists a dripping lily, its legs
Times: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.;
Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets: adults, $25; dangling soggily. Here, invariably, as
seniors/military/students, $22; 17
and under, $10. 321-783-3127. visitors stroll around the ponds and
along the paths, they slow their pace,
speak softly to one another, pause of-
ten, smile a lot. A tip: both day- and
night-blooming lily varieties will be
on display so, to be sure you see the
night-blooming residents before they
3 Led Zeppelin: a blueprint for fold their petals, arrive at 8:30 a.m.
heavy metal bands. Classic Al-
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission:
bums Live returns to the King Cen- adults – $10, seniors – $9, ages 3-12 –
ter this Saturday, June 15, to do what $5, McKee members and children un-
it does best: precisely, skillfully and der 3 – free. 772-794-0601.
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Omarion Jordan spent almost all of for a third time, at which point they neered to carry the gene missing from to approve 10 to 20 therapies a year
his first year of life in hospital isola- got more attention. A battery of tests SCID patients, and reimplanted them starting in 2025.
tion rooms. The nightmare began with revealed a rare genetic disorder called in the boy to begin replicating, repair-
what looked at first like diaper rash, a severe combined immunodeficiency ing the errors encoded in his cells. There are more than 800 trials un-
string of red marks that quickly spread syndrome (SCID), better known as the der way, targeting diseases including
across his body when he was just shy “bubble boy” disease, which makes 40 A preservative in the cell treatment rare metabolic disorders, sickle cell
of 3 months old. Creams and oint- to 100 American newborns each year left him smelling like creamed corn for anemia, hemophilia, and Parkinson’s.
ments failed, as did the eczema sham- extremely vulnerable to infections. days afterward, Simpson says, but his As the list grows, such treatments have
poo treatment an emergency room immune system has begun working the potential to fundamentally remake
doctor prescribed. Omarion, transferred to an Ohio normally, his white blood cell count the health-care system at every level.
hospital three hours away, was con- rising like those of the other nine kids
Last July, hours after Omarion’s pe- fined to an isolation room with spe- in his study. Recently, Simpson and There are two big caveats. First, most
diatrician injected his three-month cial air filters. Omarion ventured for the first time studies haven’t run longer than a few
vaccines into his thighs, the boy’s scalp outside of their St. Jude housing facil- years, so it’s impossible to know yet
began weeping a green pus that hard- Left untreated, SCID kills most ity to play. Inside what’s known as the whether the therapies will remain ef-
ened and peeled off, taking his wispy children before they turn 2. Simpson Target House, they’d spent months in fective for life, help everyone the same,
brown curls with it. His head kept spent five months waiting for a bone a filtered, isolated apartment for chil- or yield side effects decades in the fu-
crusting over, cracking, and bleeding, marrow transplant for her son, the dren with compromised immune sys- ture. Only about 150 children have re-
and his mom, Kristin Simpson, started only conventional treatment and one tems. “He’s just a healthy baby now,” ceived the Novartis muscle treatment,
to panic. “His cries sounded terrible,” that the doctors told her carried se- Simpson says in the house’s Amy Zolgensma, and at least two have died,
she recalls. “I thought I was going to rious risks. Then they told her about Grant Music Room, sponsored by and though the therapy doesn’t appear to
lose him.” an alternative: an experimental gene lined with photos of the Christian pop have been to blame.
therapy that just might cure Omarion singer. “It’s definitely a miracle.”
She took her son back to the ER two outright. The other problem is cost: These
nights in a row, only to have the doc- This is the tantalizing promise of treatments are expected to run several
tors send them home each time to “It was kind of like a leap of faith,” she gene therapies, the potential cures million dollars a pop. Zolgensma is the
their apartment in Kendallville, Ind. says. for dozens of once-incurable illness- most expensive drug ever approved in
“They thought I was some antivacci- es. The U.S. Food and Drug Admin- the U.S., with a price tag of $2.1 mil-
nation person,” she says. It worked. In April, Omarion was istration issued its first approval of lion for a one-time infusion.
released from the St. Jude Children’s a systemic gene therapy, a Novartis
The next day, however, the boy’s Research Hospital in Memphis, where AG treatment for spinal muscular at- “The cures are coming,” says Alexis
pediatrician diagnosed pneumonia a team of researchers had taken stem rophy, on May 24 and says it expects Thompson, a gene therapy pioneer who
and sent them back to the hospital cells from his bone marrow, bathed heads the hematology department at
them in trillions of viral particles engi- the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s
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Hospital of Chicago, “but there are still a per case. For less practiced facilities, the Since birth, Sullivan’s care has cost had to stick a needle in my arm for a
lot of considerations.” manufacturing process for each treat- millions of dollars. He estimates that year.”
ment can cost $500,000 or more. the drug he used from Pfizer Inc., Bene-
Safety, efficacy, fairness, and long- Fix, and a longer-lasting version called Sullivan, like Omarion, didn’t have
term follow-up care top her list. “Even if Researchers and doctors want to Alprolix from Sanofi SA, cost an average to pay for his experimental treatment.
someone undergoes gene therapy and cure diseases that affect the most peo- of about $300,000 annually. The year he Once the dozens of coming gene ther-
is cured of a disease, we need to ensure ple, and the industry is focused on de- underwent a knee replacement, which apies are approved and on the market,
that they have access to a health-care veloping those treatments to sell. No- required substantially higher doses of they may well be unavailable to most
system that will allow us to follow them vartis says Zolgensma doses are worth Americans, even those with insurance,
for conceivably 10 to 15 years,” she more than double the $2.1 million the says Steven Pearson, founder and
says. Then there are the more ghoulish company is charging. Spark Therapeu- president of the nonprofit Institute for
concerns about returns on investment tics Inc. has set the price for Luxturna, Clinical and Economic Review, which
that tend to come with pricey research its treatment for an inherited form assesses the value of medicine.
and development projects. of blindness, at $425,000 an eye. “We
really tried to focus on what is sight In countries with centralized
“While this proposition carries tre- worth for a young child or an adult,” health coverage, such as the U.K.,
mendous value for patients and soci- says Spark Chief Executive Officer Jeff drugmakers don’t sell their products
ety, it could represent a challenge for Marrazzo, “as well as what we needed unless the government agrees to cov-
genome medicine developers looking to charge to be able to reinvest.” er them. In the U.S., drug companies
for sustained cash flow,” Goldman sometimes step in to help struggling
Sachs analyst Salveen Richter wrote For some patients, gene therapy patients, giving them medications for
last year in a note to clients titled “Is free or reduced prices, but it’s unclear
Curing Patients a Sustainable Business A St. Jude staff Manufacturing facilities like the one at St. Jude whether this will be the case for all
Model?” member places can spend months growing, purifying and gene therapies. “As we start getting
a cell factory testing gene therapies. into diseases with more people, like
Every human has about 20,000 genes, back on the hemophilia and beta thalassemia, ac-
half each from Mom and Dad, that make shelf. cess to care is going to be an issue,”
proteins to break down food, maintain says Harvard medicine professor Jon-
cell health, provide energy, pass signals Kristin Simpson with her son, Omarion Jordan, whose gene athan Hoggatt.
to the brain, and so on. A defect in a therapy treatment has allowed him to leave hospital isolation.
single gene can cause any one of about Gene therapy developers including
7,000 potentially devastating or life- would be cheaper than current life- the drugs, the bills soared to more than Novartis, Spark, and Bluebird Bio Inc.
threatening diseases. long treatments. Take Tim Sullivan, a $1 million. are starting to pitch novel and contro-
63-year-old computer programmer versial payment plans. These include
Viruses have been thought to offer a born with hemophilia. Sullivan’s earli- Then, a year ago, Sullivan enrolled annuity models that allow insurers to
solution since the 1980s, when an MIT est memories involve lying in a hospi- in a clinical trial for a gene therapy in pay off the treatments over time. So
researcher first modified one to deliv- tal bed, looking up at a bottle of blood development from Spark and Pfizer, far, the programs aren’t broadly cov-
er a healthy gene into a human cell. In slowly dripping essential clotting pro- and most of his symptoms disap- ered by Medicare or Medicaid; devel-
1990 the National Institutes of Health teins into his veins. peared, as did his routine drug costs. opers must negotiate them individu-
used such a treatment to save 4-year- “It’s life-altering,” he says. “I haven’t ally with insurers.
old Ashanthi DeSilva from an immune
disorder that would otherwise have “The way the payment system is
killed her in a matter of years. set up in the United States, we pay by
episode of care, and we happen to be
A handful of early disasters tempo- delivering a one-time therapy,” says
rarily halted progress on gene thera- Spark’s Marrazzo. “Ultimately, I think
pies. Still, scientific work continued, we should get paid a smaller amount,
and as researchers created better over time, as long as it’s working. We
technology, they started delivering re- should be standing behind these
markable results. products.”
In 2007 patients with a genetic form Critics argue that longer-term pay-
of blindness saw their vision improve. ment plans could just as easily lead
Blood cancer patients given only weeks to price escalation and abuse. “If we
to live in 2012 went into remission af- just turn every single treatment into a
ter their immune systems were repro- home mortgage, all we do is kick the
grammed to attack malignant cells. can down the road,” Pearson says.
Hemophiliacs started producing clot-
ting proteins. For patients suffering from these
kinds of rare diseases, many of which
The past five years have been revolu- generally prove fatal, there may not
tionary, says Lindsey George, a hema- be time to resolve all the questions of
tologist who leads gene therapy trials supply and demand. Some academics
at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. are willing to build gene therapies to
“This is a transformative time,” she says. order, but that means patients need to
“It isn’t just a hope and a whim. It’s sup- raise the money themselves.
ported by data and significantly so.”
Amber Freed, a former equity ana-
George cautions that it’s tough to lyst in Colorado, is trying to raise $1
identify rare side effects with samples million to cover the development
as small as most of the studies so far costs of a treatment for Maxwell, her
have used. Part of the problem is the 2-year-old son, who suffers from a
supply of the therapies themselves, rare, newly discovered genetic disease.
which require months of growing, pu- She’s $600,000 short, and he has a year,
rifying and testing at manufacturing maybe two, before the worst of the
facilities such as the one at St. Jude. symptoms, severe seizures, may cause
permanent damage. “His birthday was
St. Jude spent millions of dollars to de- so bittersweet,” Freed says. “Time is
velop a bank of cells so it can treat new not on his side.”
patients in a little more than a week at
a cost of tens of thousands of dollars
GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE PART1 Nausea and/or vomiting © 2019 Vero Beach 32963 Media, all rights reserved
Symptoms, Risk and Causes of GERD Chest pain
Difficult or painful swallowing, narrowing of the throat
Are you one of the more than 3 million Americans who suffers Respiratory and lung problems, including recurrent
with gastroesophageal reflux? Although heartburn is really a pneumonia
symptom of this, many people use the terms gastroesophageal Upper abdominal pain
reflux, acid indigestion, acid reflux, acid regurgitation, reflux and Wearing away of tooth enamel
heartburn synonymously. Many people get acid reflux from time
to time and it’s nothing to worry about. If you have nighttime acid reflux, you might also experience:
Asthma (new or worsening), trouble breathing
But if you experience acid reflux and/or heartburn more than Chronic cough
twice a week over a prolonged period, you may have gastro- Hoarseness/laryngitis
esophageal reflux disease (GERD), a more significant problem Disruptive sleep
that can lead to trouble swallowing, tooth enamel erosion,
throat irritation and more serious issues like asthma, pulmonary WHO IS AT RISK?
injury (including pneumonia) and even cancer of the esophagus.
When acid wears away the lining of the esophagus, inflamma- While anyone can get GERD, people who are overweight, preg-
tion, bleeding and a precancerous condition called Barrett’s nant, have asthma or diabetes, smoke or suffer from connec-
esophagus, which can lead to esophageal cancer, can result. Ac- tive tissue disorders (such as scleroderma) are more likely to
cording to a study reported in Digestive Diseases and Sciences get GERD.
magazine, the risk of esophageal cancer is more than seven
times higher among people who regularly suffer acid reflux. WHAT CAUSES GERD?
SYMPTOMS OF GERD Digestion is an intricate process that begins as soon as you
put something in your mouth. After you swallow, food passes
The most common symptom of GERD is heartburn, a painful, down into the esophagus. A circular band of muscle around
burning feeling in the middle of the chest, behind the breast- the bottom of the esophagus called the lower esophagus
bone, in the middle of the abdomen that usually occurs after sphincter (LES) relaxes to allow food and liquid to flow into
eating and worsens when lying down. It’s important to note, the stomach. The LES valve is supposed to open briefly then
however, that not all people with GERD experience heartburn. shut tightly as soon as food moves into the stomach and acid
is released. However, if the valve is weak or relaxes when it
Other common symptoms include: shouldn’t, stomach contents rise back up into the esophagus.
Regurgitation of food or sour acid liquid in the back of mouth And as stomach acid or bile flows back into the food pipe, it can
Burning sensation in the throat or chest, usually after eating, irritate and inflame the lining of the esophagus, the pharynx
which might be worse at night and even the respiratory tract.
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ing to rescue her sinking business and family, which
includes a younger brother, Milo, whose ambition ex-
tends no farther than his next beer, and a mother, Lib-
by, who has taken to creating pornographic art from the
shop’s inventory of animal parts.
Arnett, who is based in Orlando and the author of the
2017 collection “Felt in the Jaw,” gets many things right
in this first novel: the feeling of being trapped and vul-
nerable within one’s own family; the frustration of trying
to look to the future when the past has “its teeth dug into
you like a rabid animal”; how “love makes you an open
wound, susceptible to infection”; and the manifold risks
of swimming in a warm Florida lake, where if an alligator
doesn’t get you, a brain-eating amoeba might.
Most of all, Arnett skillfully and humanely captures
the agony and confusion of surviving a loved one’s sui-
cide. Jessa-Lynn oscillates between honoring her father’s
memory and railing against it, between trying to fill the
emptiness created by his final act and being swallowed
by it. She throws herself into her work and drinks until
she blacks out, one night getting “so drunk I couldn’t
unbutton my pants in the bathroom.” Peace and accep-
tance are fleeting, anger and depression relentless.
Humor, which comes as easily to Jessa-Lynn as skin-
ning a raccoon, offers little defense against painful
memories. “Images from the past layered over each
other,” she describes, “two films running at the same
time: him young and bearded, smiling, hacking into
deer meat, and then the way I’d last seen him, splayed
out and graying. Lifeless. What had he thought in those
final moments? That the letter was explanation enough?
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Bonz has fun with spunky sibs Riley and Seabass
Hi Dog Buddies! like a fluff muffin, but, if they get in
my grill, I suh-prize ’em with my Big
This week I innerviewed two su- Bark. I may be liddle an fluffy, but I’m
per nice pooches, Riley an Sebastian FEARLESS!”
Benson, who live by the ocean. Riley’s
a Golden Retriever, 82 pounds, beau- “Yes, you are,” said Riley. “I, on
tiful face an real soft eyes, the kind the other paw, don’t walk as much as
that make humans wanna give her Seabass cuzza hip issues. MY favrite
lotsa head pats an ear friffles. She just thing’s the Saturday morning Farm-
turned 14 last week. Sebastian’s a Shih er’s Market. When Mom gets out her
Tzu. He’s 12. An he’s spunky. Defi- burlap bag, I start bouncin’ around.
nitely spunky. A cool liddle dude. Also On the way, I always stop for a liddle
very cute. But I’d never dream of cal- visit with my special human frens,
lin’ him liddle. Or cute. Out loud. Pete and Beemer. It’s a tra-DISH-
un. An I have lotsa frens at the mar-
After polite Wag-and-Sniffs, Sebas- ket, too. I schmooze an Mom buys
tian said, “Come’on in! Have a seat! veg-tubbles an stuff. I’m getting’ Up
I’m Sebastian Benson. But just call There, not a puppy anymore, so I
me Seabass. Everyone does. FYI, I nudge Mom when I’m tired. She lets
wear the pants around here.” (No sur- me carry my leash all the way home.
prise.) “This is my big sister, Riley, an
our Mom, Michele. Dad’ll pop in soon. I stay close, an lead
Sebastian. YOU brought Mom
“Mr. Bonzo. A pleasure,” Riley said PHOTO: KAILA JONES
sweetly. that liddle present?
Meredith was like ‘Puh-LEEZE, Dad.
“Likewise,” I replied. Puh-LEEEEZE!’ So Dad bid, but some- Mom thought it was a
We got all settled in the living room buddy else bid more. I was bummed
an I remarked about the nice view. an Meredith was bummed. I’m not stick in your mouth,
“Yep,” said Seabass. “We spend lot- sure Dad was that bummed. But the
sa time out on the balcony, sniffin’ all humans who won me couldn’t keep so she pulled it out
the Cool Kibbles smells and catchin’ me so Dad an Meredith got me, Thank
the breeze. So, should we give you Lassie!” an it was a mouse
“I’m ready when you are.” “Woof! What a story!” I exclaimed. tail. With the mouse Riley.
“We should mention,” Riley said “Anyway, when Dad an Meredith
softly, “we’re snowbirddogs. From St. picked Mom up at the airport, there I attached.”
Louis. We’re thinkin’ maybe we’ll stay. was! A fait accompli!” “I thought she’d
This is Seabass’ an my second sum- “A, umm, a what?” I asked.
mer here, an we love it.” “A done deal!” be pleased,” said
“Word!” said Seabass. “Oh, right.”
“Mom an Dad got me in 2005,” Ri- “I learned that from a French poo- Riley, with a liddle
ley continued. “Dad had a Golden dle pal. Anyway, we all got along fine
he loved so much. His name was Ri- right away. Riley was always a good pout. “Anyway, I peetooied it out an
ley. He went to Dog Heaven so, when big sis. Up in St. Louis, I’d perch on the
Dad an Mom were ready for another back of the sofa an look for squirrels it ran away. An Mom recovered, too. the way. Like this.”
pooch, to keep their pooch Ginger, a in the yard. If one appeared, I’d go all
Cavalier King Charles, comp-ny, an to ‘SQUIRREL!!!!’ An shoot off that couch Lesson learned. To continue, Mr. Bon- Riley nudged her Mom, who got the
be Mom’s Support Dog, they got ME. like a rocket.”
An named me Riley. Riley interrupted, with a liddle zo, Ginger went to Dog Heaven, so it’s leash. Riley picked it up daintily and
“Once, at Christmastime, Mom had laugh. “This silly boy coulda run right
a whole buncha wrapped presents out the slider into the yard, but NO. just us four.” brought it over to show me. “Shee.
inna a big bag in the back of the closet. He’d jump off the sofa, zoom through
I hadda good nose, so I investigated the famly room, over my dog bed, “So what’s life like, down here in I cad cawee it all duh way hobe.”
very carefully – didn’t do any damage through the breakfast room, out the
– an found MY present! I gently took doggy door, through the garage and Florida, bein’ snowbirddogs an all?” She plopped it into her nap mat, an
it outta the bag an carried it around. into to the yard. Of course, the squir-
I was So Proud of havin’ my Very Own rel was in, like, Chicago by then. An “Pawsome!” Seabass said. “We plopped herself in after it.
Present. But I didn’t unwrap it cuz it remember when you were a puppy
wasn’t Christmas morning.” an Mom’s fren was puppy-sittin’ you know how to be puh-lite an quiet. Heading home, I was thinkin’ about
“I’ll take it from here, sis,” Seabass and you ate one of her ’spensive fancy
said. “In 2007, when Mom was in At- pink an orange Jack Rogers sandals?” That’s called bein’ ree-SPECK-ful of how some pooches, like Riley, have a
lanta on bizzness, our human sister, “Thanks for remindin’ me,” said
Meredith, an Dad went to this auc- Seabass. “Yes, I had some chewing is- our neighbors. Special Gift for makin’ humans feel
tion for chair-riddy, an they were sues back then. An remember the time
auctioning off a puppy: ME. You can “MY most fav-rite thing is my daily happy an comf-tubble, like things are
imagine how Totally Adorable I was.
early-morning walk with Dad along gonna be OK. And about spunky, fear-
Ocean Drive. It’s in-VIG-uh-rating! So less Seabass, an inspiration to liddle
many innersting smells, an lotsa nice dogs everywhere.
bushes. Some stores put water dishes
-The Bonzoutside ’specially for us pooches.
Very Crispy Dog Biscuits, doncha
think? Sometimes those BIG dogs
think they can scare me cuz I look
Don’t be shy!
We are always looking for pets with interesting stories. To set up
an interview, please email [email protected]
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INSIGHT GAMES BRIDGE
THE RECOMMENDED LINE WORKS ALSO WEST NORTH EAST
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Abba Eban, an Israeli politician who was raised and educated in England, said, “History 10 7 4 QJ5 K982
teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other
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South could not make four spades if he ruffed two hearts in the dummy. As demonstrated 10
last week, that would have worked. However, what was the alternative line that the author A63
Dealer: South; Vulnerable: East-West
South was right to open one spade despite having only 11 high-card points. He had the
majors, two aces and an easy rebid. He had a seven-loser hand (two spades, two hearts, The Bidding:
one diamond and two clubs) should partner have a fit for one of the majors. North described
a game-force with three-card spade support. South signed off in four spades with his SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
minimum. (In two-over-one game-forcing, North would have rebid two spades, and South 1 Spades Pass 2 Diamonds Pass
would have jumped to game.) 2 Hearts Pass 3 Spades Pass LEAD:
4 Spades Pass Pass Pass 7 Spades
The author proposed establishing dummy’s diamond suit. Take the first trick in hand and play
the diamond 10. Suppose West wins and leads his second trump. Now comes a play that I
mentioned last week: a ruffing finesse. Declarer runs dummy’s diamond queen and discards
a heart from his hand (not a low club, but interestingly the club ace is OK!).
West wins and shifts to a heart. South takes the trick with his ace and leads a low club to
dummy’s jack. East wins with the king and returns a heart, but declarer trumps in the dummy,
ruffs a diamond, draws West’s last trump, crosses to the club queen and runs the diamonds.
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1 Landscape (5) 2 Group of stars (13)
4 Explore (5) 3 Well-known (5)
10 Group of nine (5) 5 Italian wine variety (7)
11 Confidential (7) 6 Alone (13)
12 Fortress (7) 7 Engraving (11)
13 Mother-of-pearl (5) 8 Orchard fruit (5)
14 Bays or coves (6) 9 Festivity (11)
16 Boil gently (6) 15 Conversing (7)
18 Rural footpath (5) 17 Stadium (5)
19 Luminous (7) 20 Furnishings (5)
21 Point of view (7)
22 Cloth for trousers (5)
23 Cosy rooms (5)
24 Rank (5)
How to do Sudoku:
Fill in the grid so the
numbers one through
nine appear just once
in every column, row
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ACROSS 102 Orch. section 61 Den The Washington Post
104 W.C. Fields exclamation 63 Damsel frightener
1 Nut 107 Wine cooler 64 Baseball Hall of Famer THE THREE RS By Merl Reagle
7 Geronimo, for one 108 Seth’s mother
13 Sunshade 110 Embodiment Aparicio
20 CEO’s office location 114 Suffix meaning “like” 66 Pot entree
21 Place of worship 67 TV host-actress
22 Queued up 115 Three R’s 68 Monarch, e.g.
23 Three R’s 121 Withdrawal 69 Earache
26 Cool Charles 122 AA offshoot 70 Dine at home
27 Clique’s attitude 123 Pianist Rudolf 71 French summer
28 Tight ___ drum 124 Liquid for plastics 72 Lead pencil pioneer ___
29 Jamaican “mister” 125 José Carreras and others
30 Introduction to Romeo 126 Secret meetings Faber
32 Carnival guess 77 Saragossa mister
33 Goldberg Variations DOWN 78 Margin settings
1 Ghana’s capital 80 Teller’s word
composer 2 Golf’s ___ Ryder Open 81 Sierra Madre strike
36 Like Buster Keaton’s face 83 Hotshot
3 Three R’s 84 Each
38 Russian range or river 4 Home away from home 87 Peggy ___ Got Married
40 Good, to Gomez 5 Epoch ending 89 Drink avec dinner
42 Goshawk’s grabber 6 Sung syllables 91 Exclamation from Walter
44 Three R’s
51 Actress Rene of In the 7 Have ___ (nosh) Brennan
8 It means “foot” 93 Fish eggs
Line of Fire 9 Mech. money dispensers 94 The “good” lipoprotein
52 Bay window 95 Most heartfelt
53 Become sweet and juicy 10 Three R’s 99 Unbelievable people?
54 Voice of Betty Boop, 11 Unnamed woman 100 Mendelssohn’s “___ in E Flat
12 B.P.O.E. member
___ Questel 13 Stoogean missiles for Strings”
55 Rap sheet abbr. 14 Deborah in 101 Austrian article
56 Second version of a 102 British guns
The King and I 103 Rugged peak
recording 15 Paul Scott’s “___ Quartet” 105 In ___ (peeved)
58 Gray’s subj. 16 To Kill A Mockingbird 106 Science fair entrants, usually
60 Source of the Good 108 Author Abba
state: abbr. 109 Take a poll position?
Samaritan parable 17 Three R’s 111 Dir. listing
62 “Long time” follower 18 Edible ring
64 Climbing vine 19 Comic Bruce in 112 First name of The
65 “Put ___ on it!” The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Firebird’s composer
24 False locks
66 Three R’s 25 Scrooge’s word 113 Salon guru Jose
73 Abbr. on a phone 31 War god 116 Make a mistake
74 City on the Mohawk 34 Actress ___ Alicia 117 Born
75 Video-game name 35 Hartford daily
76 Columbo collar 36 Make subjective 118 Word on a Cheerios box
79 Eyeball irritant, 37 AAA rescue 119 A “little” suffix
39 Start of the Mister Ed theme 120 Ending for direct or access
at times 40 Bingo call or vitamin
80 Marginalia 41 Colorado Indian
42 Kitchen shortening?
82 Diastema 43 Lime quaffs
85 Airline to Copenhagen, 44 Grille protector
45 Diving bird of northern seas
familiarly 46 Some apples
86 Drawing support 47 Ceratops starter
88 “The First Time ___ Saw 48 Indian instrument
49 Actor Jack of 1930s and ’40s
90 Wish for the world comedies
92 Three R’s 57 All eternity, poetically
96 Major pain in the neck 59 Guadalajara
97 Evidence of who you goose-egg
are, for short
98 Riyadh resident
99 Relaxed runner
101 The Voice host Carson
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INSIGHT BACK PAGE
Oh brother, does he have elder care issues with siblings
BY CAROLYN HAX care. Please schedule visits to come help me.”
Washington Post Don’t hedge. Caregiver burnout is real and ter-
Dear Carolyn: I am the young- Desperate Son/Brother: Anyone reading your rible and bad for the health of both parties.
est of five brothers and have letter – probably even your siblings, if they don’t And don’t stop there, either: Propose a plan
cared for my mother for 12 years. realize it’s about them – will understand that
I live with mom and my siblings “Mom would love to see you” really means “Help, where each sibling stays with you and your mom
live out of state. somebody, come visit.” … let’s say once a year, spread out so it’s one sib
per quarter, for one week each to give you a break.
At 88, mom needs care that is Do you know what it says, though, to people And for them to spend precious time with Mom.
overwhelming for me. I juggle work, home and avoiding the hard work and even harder emo-
mom, with no time for anything else. I am very tions of an infirm parent clearly near the end of Unless there’s a backstory here, they have no
thankful and blessed to have mom with me, but it her life? It says just, “Mom would love to see you.” moral standing to say no. They may say no to you
is very emotionally draining. anyway. They probably will say no to you. And
So you need to say out loud to each sibling: you can’t stop them.
My older siblings call sporadically and make “After 12 years of this, the caregiver badly needs
even less time to visit – some only twice in 12 years. But it’s still important for you to stop making
I’m so frustrated and frankly sad they can’t make it it so easy for them to opt out. Start making them
a priority to visit more often, or even talk to me to say yes or no. Be strong.
talk frankly about Mom.
Do it not just for your own well-being, though
I believe they all love her, but just take her for that is justification enough. Do it also as a kind-
granted. ness to them, in case even one of them is just pas-
sively avoiding the whole Mom issue and there-
I have told them she and I would love to see them fore will feel guilty after she’s gone.
but there are always excuses. They go on living,
traveling and everything else, all the while I feel It’s unlikely you’ll get all the help you ask for
trapped. – though I sincerely hope you do – and even a
week per quarter still wouldn’t be enough if all
I have found myself drained, overwhelmed, de- siblings came to your aid. You need respite care;
pressed and simply angry with the current situ- you need a plan for when your mother’s care be-
ation. I need them to understand the urgency of comes more than you are (or any one person is)
calling longer than three minutes. And visiting able to provide; you need financial help toward
more often than every couple of years. Help. this care; you need people to talk to. Start with
your local council on aging to find a geriatric care
–Desperate Son/Brother manager or social worker. We’re not meant to do
these things alone.
therapy can speed
wound healing process
26 Thursday, June 13, 2019 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can speed wound healing process
STORY BY TOM LLOYD STAFF WRITER radiated and they’ve had surgery. Dr. Michele Maholtz. P HOTO BY DENISE RITCHIE patients treated annually with HBO
[email protected] They have a wound that won’t heal be- at the Cleveland Clinic Indian River
cause that area was radiated, [which] She contends HBO helps those Hospital’s wound center could gener-
Is HBO right for everyone with a damaged the blood flow to the area.” patients and adds, “we’ve treated a ate more than $10 million in revenue,
diabetic foot wound? couple of men who’ve had radiation though it’s unlikely all 1,200 would
for bladder cancer and then they get rack up 20 two-hour visits.
If the HBO in question is hyper- hematuria (blood in the urine) and
baric oxygen therapy, that’s a trickier we have them in the [HBO] chamber “Enticed by healthy Medicare pay-
question than you might think. for those kinds of things.” ments – about $450 for a two-hour
session – some 1,300 U.S. hospitals
According to the Mayo Clinic, “hy- However, the U.S. National Library have now installed hyperbaric facili-
perbaric oxygen therapy involves of Medicine at the National Institutes ties,” according to the Post.
breathing pure oxygen in a pres- of Health is not convinced that oxy-
surized room or tube. Hyperbaric gen is effective for the treatment dia- The actual mechanics of hyperbar-
oxygen therapy is a well-established betic wounds. ic oxygen therapy are relatively easy
treatment for decompression sick- to grasp.
ness, a hazard of scuba diving.” It says “the evidence makes it dif-
ficult to draw any definitive conclu- With the patient inside, the cham-
Other conditions treated with HBO sions on the clinical and cost effec- bers create between two to two-and-
therapy “include serious infections, tiveness of standard wound care plus a-half times the normal atmospheric
bubbles of air in your blood vessels HBO versus standard wound care pressure using 100 percent oxygen.
and wounds that won’t heal as a re- alone for the treatment of diabetic
sult of diabetes or radiation injury.” foot ulcers.” The air we breathe at home, in the
car or out on the golf course is only
Dr. Michele Maholtz at the Cleve- Likewise, the American Diabetes about 21 percent oxygen. Nitrogen
land Clinic Indian River Hospital Association refuses to endorse HBO makes up a whopping 78 percent of
wound healing and hyperbaric medi- for diabetic foot wounds. the rest along with minuscule por-
cine center agrees with Mayo Clinic: tions of argon, methane and carbon
“It speeds healing. I think, from a It says there is “not enough sup- dioxide.
clinical perspective, we definitely see porting data on the efficacy of this
people heal faster.” treatment to recommend its use.” In other words, patients breathing
inside a hyperbaric oxygen chamber
In addition to diabetic wounds, Nevertheless, many doctors believe can get many times the amount of ox-
Maholtz says, “we have people who’ve in the treatment and serious compli- ygen into their lungs and bloodstream
had, say, breast cancer. They’ve been cations from the therapy are relative- than would be possible outside of one
ly rare. For those reasons, HBO is a and since it has been clinically shown
Collins & Montz moneymaker for hospitals and treat- that, as Johns Hopkins says, “wounds
ment centers. need oxygen to heal properly,” the
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values and modern dentistry. “hyperbaric treatment, increasingly of wounds and burns.
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but it also claims the treatments
resulted in “better outcomes than
standard wound care alone,” and
perhaps more importantly, “patients
feel that HBO is an effective treat-
ment and report that they were sat-
isfied with how their ulcers healed
and that this improved their quality
As long as patients in the U.S. re-
main satisfied and Medicare contin-
ues to help foot the bill, HBO will like-
ly remain in use as an essential tool in
the diabetic wound care toolbox.
Dr. Michele Maholtz is board certi-
fied in pulmonary medicine, critical
care and sleep disorders. She is at the
Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hos-
pital’s ambulatory care office one-
half day a week. She also has offices
at 3725 12th Court, Suite A in Vero
Beach. That phone number there is
Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, June 13, 2019 27
Beware – binge-watching TV is hazardous to your health
STORY BY JENNA BIRCH WASHINGTON POST Tolliver also notes that binge- significant social relationships may says. “In addition to delaying the re-
eating and binge-watching often increase the rates of depression and lease of melatonin, which keeps you
Binge-watching – the act of stream- go hand-in-hand. “Marathon ses- other mood disorders.” awake, the blue light can actually re-
ing many television episodes in one sions of TV, and associated mindless set your circadian rhythms to a later
sitting – is more common and doable snacking, can lead to increased risk Ronald Chervin, a sleep neurologist schedule.”
than ever. New and buzzy series are of obesity,” Tolliver explains. “In ad- and director of Michigan Medicine’s
constantly added to Netflix, Hulu, etc. dition, research shows most people Sleep Disorders Centers, says watch- Because humans “have evolved to
You can stream the entire multi-sea- binge-watch alone,” she says. “Stud- ing multiple episodes on Netflix be- do best on a near-24 hour sleep cycle,”
son backlog of shows such as “Game ies have connected a lack of socializa- fore sleeping may cause you to lose Chervin says, the shift to a later cycle
of Thrones,” “Billions” and “Big Little tion to increased risks of heart dis- more sleep, and beyond that night. can cause difficulty falling asleep, dif-
Lies” on HBO or Showtime anytime ease and stroke, not to mention, fewer “Electronic screens emit broad-spec- ficulty waking up and a general feeling
you’d like. trum light, including blue light,” he of sleep deprivation.
Though that might sound glorious
to TV fans, it’s worrisome to health ex-
perts across the country. With so much
content available, and so much screen
time becoming the norm – replacing
hours devoted to fitness, socializing
and sleeping – the potential health im-
plications of binge-watching are be-
coming more obvious.
The research on the health effects
of binge-watching is still in its infancy,
but a few studies have raised concerns.
According to a 2017 study published in
the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine,
avid binge-watchers reported poor
sleep quality, increased fatigue and
more insomnia symptoms.
Michigan State University research-
ers presented a link between binge-
watching and poor lifestyle choices
such as opting for unhealthy meals,
unhealthy snacks and sedentary be-
haviors at the 67th Annual Conference
of the International Communication
Association in 2017.
Though there’s still more research
to be done on the effects of our cul-
ture’s shift toward multi-hour TV
sessions, here’s what experts believe
binge-watching can affect your car-
diovascular system, your vision, your
socialization and your sleep patterns
– all of which can lead to other prob-
For Sophia Tolliver, a family medi-
cine physician at the Ohio State Uni-
versity Wexner Medical Center, the
first concern “is how sedentary you
can become,” she says. “Studies show
that sitting for long periods of time
can increase one’s risk for metabolic
syndrome, which can increase your
risk of heart disease, stroke and Type
In a 2018 study, researchers found
that prolonged sitting for binge-watch-
ing is similar to prolonged sedentary
behavior for long-haul flights or illness:
It can increase your risk of developing
conditions such as deep-vein thrombo-
sis, a blood clot in the leg that can be fa-
tal if it breaks off and travels to the heart
or lungs. In the study, even ultimately
achieving the recommended amount of
physical activity was not enough to re-
verse the risk of clots during TV binges.
28 Thursday, June 13, 2019 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
You bet some seniors are prone to compulsive gambling
STORY BY FRED CICETTI COLUMNIST
Q. I see lots of seniors in casinos.
They come in by the busload. I was
wondering whether older people have
more problems with gambling than
About 1 percent of all adults in the
United States have a serious gambling
addiction. The statistics on senior
gambling indicate that compulsive
gambling is a greater problem among
older adults than adults in general.
One study found that 10 percent of se-
niors were “at risk” gamblers. The study
said a gambler was at risk when wager-
ing more than $100 in a single bet, or
betting beyond what was affordable.
New Jersey’s Council on Compul-
sive Gambling has created a program
to educate seniors about gambling
addiction. According to the council,
about 5 percent of the seniors who
gamble appear to have a problem.
The Council should know about this
subject; Atlantic City is in New Jersey.
A study by the state of Florida
found that retirees make up 34 per-
cent of casino regulars – gamblers
who brought their money four or solve financial difficulties?
more times a year. The casinos help 6. Did gambling cause a decrease in
out by sending buses to senior cen-
ters to pick up potential bettors. your ambition or efficiency?
7. After losing did you feel you must
The American Psychiatric Associa-
tion classifies compulsive gambling return as soon as possible and win
as an impulse-control disorder. Im- back your losses?
balances in the brain chemicals sero-
tonin, norepinephrine and dopamine 8. After a win did you have a strong
may be factors in compulsive gam- urge to return and win more?
bling. Many people are able to con-
trol their compulsive gambling with 9. Did you often gamble until your
medications and psychotherapy, and last dollar was gone?
with the aid of self-help groups.
10. Did you ever borrow to finance
Gamblers Anonymous provides a your gambling?
12-step program patterned after Al-
coholics Anonymous. GA has more 11. Have you ever sold anything to
than 1,200 U.S. locations and 20 in- finance gambling?
ternational chapters. You can find
GA on the internet at: http://www. 12. Were you reluctant to use “gam-
gamblersanonymous.org; the phone bling money” for normal expenditures?
number for GA is 626-960-3500.
13. Did gambling make you careless
GA offers the following 20 ques- of the welfare of yourself or your family?
tions to help people decide if they
have a compulsion to gamble and 14. Did you ever gamble longer than
want to stop. Most compulsive gam- you had planned?
blers will answer yes to at least seven
of these questions. 15. Have you ever gambled to es-
cape worry, trouble, boredom, loneli-
1. Did you ever lose time from work ness, grief or loss?
or school due to gambling?
16. Have you ever committed, or
2. Has gambling ever made your considered committing, an illegal act
home life unhappy? to finance gambling?
3. Did gambling affect your reputation? 17. Did gambling cause you to have
4. Have you ever felt remorse after difficulty in sleeping?
5. Did you ever gamble to get money 18. Do arguments, disappoint-
with which to pay debts or otherwise ments or frustrations create within
you an urge to gamble?
19. Did you ever have an urge to
celebrate any good fortune by a few
hours of gambling?
20. Have you ever considered self-
destruction or suicide as a result of
Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, June 13, 2019 29
FINE & CASUAL DINING
Fresh Scratch Bistro: New concept will bowl you over
Bananas Foster Cheese Cake.
Smoked Ham and Gruyere Quiche
with Heirloom Tomatoes and Arugula.
Poke Bowl with Glazed Shrimp. PHOTO: LEAH DUBOIS Ahi Tuna Cucumber Rounds with Cream Cheese,
Kalamata Olives, and Mandarin Glaze.
REVIEW BY LISA ZAHNER STAFF WRITER the menu. The dining room was more matoes, onions, cucumbers and fresh ing of the more tart variety loaded with
[email protected] than half empty, but it filled nearly cilantro with just a slight kick of lemon. tangy lime, and the custard, served on
to capacity in the hour or so we were We scooped it onto the warm, crisp tor- a tender pastry crust and drizzled with
The chefs at Fresh Scratch Bistro there. I noticed groups of six or eight tilla chips and thoroughly enjoyed the chocolate sauce, tasted like pure com-
have had about eight months to exper- people who have found Fresh Scratch blend of textures. We also tried a cup fort food, made with love. It was light
iment with the re-made, re-branded to be a good place to gather for a cel- of Lobster Bisque, a $2.50 add-on to my and creamy, and paired great with my
concept for the restaurant formerly ebration or a night out with other cou- entree and it was smooth, creamy and black coffee.
known as Brano’s Italian Grill, and we ples. flavorful, served piping hot with nice
are quite impressed with the results. pieces of sweet lobster meat. We were a bit surprised that our tab
Not being able to decide between the with two appetizers, a cup of soup,
On a stretch of A1A thick with Ital- Meatball Sampler ($9) and the Grilled For an entrée, my son ordered the two entrees, two glasses of wine, two
ian eateries and pizza joints, Brano’s Octopus Martini ($9) appetizers, we Ramen Noodle Soup Bowl ($9) and I desserts and coffee totaled just less
used to be just one of many choices for ordered both and were glad we did. chose the Seared Jumbo Scallops ($18) than $85, making Fresh Scratch Bis-
traditional Italian dishes, plus steaks in lemon basil pesto sauce, served with tro a pretty good value as well as a su-
and chops. The crowd was definitely The three moist and flavorful meat- green beans and mashed potatoes. My per meal.
on the older side, as was the music on balls are served with three different scallops were perfectly cooked, nicely
the patio and the decor. It felt like the sauces, plus thin slices of crusty bread. browned on the outside yet juicy in the RESTAURANT HOURS
kind of place you might take your par- Doug suggested we sample the sauces center, and the pesto was a great, light 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sun.- Thurs.
ents or grandparents – not necessarily from left to right to best experience accompaniment to the rich, buttery 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Fri. and Sat.
a bad thing, but not likely to attract the the flavors, and we did. First we tried scallops. I paired a nice glass of rose
growing number of younger profes- the au jus, which was a savory beef wine with the scallops and that was BEVERAGES
sionals and families who choose the gravy that went well with the meatball, a good match. My veggies were also Full Bar
island lifestyle for great schools, parks, which was resting on a cloud of yum- perfectly cooked, brightly colored, still
beach recreation and a laid-back at- my house-made smashed red potatoes. very slightly firm and nicely seasoned. ADDRESS
mosphere. My favorite meatball was the middle It’s rare that I don’t have to add any 1940 HWY A1A,
one, covered in hearty marinara sauce salt or pepper to restaurant food but I Indian Harbour Beach
If you’ve always just driven by but garnished with shaved parmesan – would not change a thing about how
never stopped in, definitely put Fresh layers of perfectly balanced sweetness my entree was seasoned. My son’s gen- PHONE
Scratch Bistro on your “must try” list and acid, fresh tomato chunks, garlic erous ramen bowl was exploding with 321-757-2833
for lunch, dinner or happy hour. It’s not and herbs, it was all there. Last but not color and flavor in a delicious broth
just a new name, sign and bright green least was the third meatball in a panc- with edamame, julienne carrots, fresh
logo, it’s an entirely fresh taste, feel and etta cream sauce, which was good but spinach, sprouts and tender noodles.
outlook. edged out by the other two sauces. My
glass of Spanish red wine went nicely Everything else was so fantastic that
We arrived around 6:15 p.m. on Fri- with the sampler. we had to try two desserts, which Doug
day and were quickly seated at a quiet told us were all made in-house. The Key
four-top by the window by a friendly The tender, mild octopus was cut in Lime Pie ($6) and the Chocolate Cus-
hostess, and our attentive and knowl- chunks, lightly grilled and mixed into tard ($6) were both terrific, the pie be-
edgeable server Doug took our drink a delicious fresh salsa loaded with to-
order and answered questions about
30 Thursday, June 13, 2019 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
Climate change is reshaping wine as we know it
BY DAVE MCINTYRE
The Washington Post
Some in the upper echelons of gov- bone of great value bordeaux from $15 to because it could heal a rough vintage. change will challenge our very concep-
ernment may still doubt human-caused $30, as well as the prestigious, pricier reds But it requires more work in the vineyard tion of the wine. Later this month, the
climate change, but there are few such of St. Émilion and Pomerol. Merlot is the than other varieties and can dominate growers of the Bordeaux-Bordeaux Su-
skeptics in the world’s vineyards. Wine earliest to ripen, which was great when a wine if it becomes more than a small perieur AOC, the council that sets the ap-
growers around the world have been vintages were difficult but has become part of the blend. Today’s growers have pellation’s rules, are expected to approve
seeing the effects of a warming globe for problematic. Warmer, shorter growing learned to ripen it more reliably, and a list of 20 additional grape varieties that
years, while we were still debating it as a seasons risk higher sugars, and therefore because it ripens later than merlot but may be used in a wine labeled as bor-
theoretical issue. Now that we are feel- alcohol, but lower development of aro- sooner than the cabernets, it is gaining deaux. The move, already approved by
ing the effects with increasing instances mas and flavors. Vintners are already re- favor in some quarters. Plantings of petit French national regulators and the leg-
of severe weather, like frequent wildfires sponding by using more cabernet sauvi- verdot have nearly tripled, from 375 hect- islature, will allow grapes such as marse-
and stronger hurricanes, vignerons are gnon and cabernet franc in their blends. ares (927 acres) in 2000 to 1,093 hectares lan and touriga nacional to join the tradi-
facing existential questions about their (2,700 acres) last year. tional blend. The varieties must have an
future and the future of wine. At Chateau Lagrange, in St. Julien, advantage in terms of climate change or
winemaker Matthieu Bordes has even “Petit verdot runs against the Bordeaux environmental protection (as in disease
“Wine is a bellwether of climate ripped out some merlot vines and re- style of cabernet sauvignon or merlot, but resistance, requiring fewer chemical
change,” says Elizabeth Wolkovich, an planted with cabernet sauvignon. “I tend if terroir includes weather patterns, then treatments), explained Bernard Farges,
associate professor of forest and conser- to go low on merlot in the blend, because a change in style is part of the evolution,” president of the AOC.
vation sciences at the University of Brit- it ripens unevenly,” with sugars climbing says Vincent Bache-Gabrielsen, techni-
ish Columbia in Vancouver. “Much of the before favorable flavor characteristics cal director of Chateau Belle-Vue in the “Climate change is challenging the
notion of terroir comes down to climate, develop, he told me during a tasting at Médoc region, which produces a 100-per- very nature of our appellation system,”
so we are reshaping terroirs, with varied Vinexpo. cent varietal wine from petit verdot. Farges said. “If our wine is defined by the
consequences.” blend of grapes, the style and typicity will
With strong tannins and deep color, Perhaps most shocking to tradition- change with the climate. Or is it defined
Climate change has made winners out petit verdot used to be called “Dr. Wine” alists, Bordeaux’s response to climate by a style and flavors? If the latter, you
of some cool regions that traditionally need to change the blend to maintain
had trouble ripening grapes. Germany’s the wine’s identity in changing circum-
rieslings and the Loire Valley’s cabernet stances.”
francs are enjoying more reliable har-
vests, year after year, than they were even Around the world, wineries are re-
a decade ago. English sparkling wine is sponding to climate change by reducing
challenging champagne. Sure, there are their carbon footprint, practicing more
other factors involved, such as improved environmentally friendly viticulture and
winemaking, but the effects of climate planting different grape varieties. I plan
change are obvious. to write about several of these initiatives,
which will ultimately change wine as we
There are negative effects, too. “I be- know it in ways both subtle and dramatic.
lieve in climate change. I live it,” Gerhard
Kracher told me. Kracher specializes in “The underlying premise of all this is
late-harvest and ice wines from Austria’s that the climate is changing, and you ac-
Burgenland region. We met last month in cept that you have to do something about
Bordeaux during Vinexpo, the biennial it,” Farges said.
trade fair that focused, this year, on cli-
“I used to be able to make an ice wine
seven vintages every decade,” Kracher
told me, referring to a dessert wine made
from grapes picked while frozen on the
vine. “Now, maybe three a decade.”
For Bordeaux, climate change’s effects
are more subtle, but just as existential.
“Bordeaux is preparing for the future,
but we are aware we need to act now,”
Allan Sichel, head of the Bordeaux Wine
Council, said during Vinexpo’s sympo-
sium on climate change. “Our objective
is to preserve the characteristics of Bor-
deaux – freshness, elegance, balance,
digestibility and aromatic complexity. To
achieve that, we may need to change ev-
erything we do.”
At the very least, that means tinkering
with the classic bordeaux blend of grape
varieties. In descending order of their
regional prominence, they are merlot,
cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, petit
verdot, malbec and carmenère.
For decades, merlot has been the back-
Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, June 13, 2019 31
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.
32 Thursday, June 13, 2019 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
Please send calendar information June 18 | Beach Gardeners of Melbourne Beach pal Academy in Melbourne. Get a jump start on col- tic. A 90-minute class, with meditation at the beach
at least two weeks prior to your lege applications with tips from Holy Trinity’s college to follow, weather permitting. Cost is $20 in advance
Scott Center for the Performing Arts at Holy Trinity advisors. Develop your resume, practice interview- or $25 at the door. Call (321)729-9495 to register.
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17 Homemade Lunch and Guided Museum Sally Hart, 7 to 10 p.m. Melbourne Auditorium.
Satellite Beach Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 5 Tour: The Italian American Club, 1471 Cy- 18 Beach Gardeners of Melbourne Tickets $7.00 in advance, $10.00 at door or
p.m. Thursdays at Pelican Beach Park on A1A. press Ave., Melbourne hosts a homemade lunch Beach meet the third Tuesday of the online. For details call 321-339-7705 or visit
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Italian Lessons 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays hosted by fresh garden tossed salad, chicken cacciatore, cof- Ocean Avenue, Melbourne Beach. Everyone
The Italian American Club of Brevard, 1471 Cy- fee and dessert are included. Clyde Butcher is the is welcome to attend and enjoy light refresh- 22 Shark in the Park 5K run/walk at In-
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Classes are $50 for 52 lessons. Noon Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. at Aquarian Dreams in Indialan-
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29 Long Doggers Beachside Bash featuring
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Society, 111 S. Mirimar Ave, Indialantic. Meet trucks, live music, VIP area and drinks. Tickets cost
Lucy the Loggerhead, kids’ presentations, edu- $21 general admission or $41 VIP, with $1 from
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Broadway featuring the magical music of Disney chairs or coolers permitted, but blankets welcome.
shows plus famous Broadway tunes at 7 p.m. at the Discount tickets available for a limited time at all
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Retro MelBeach ranch
house has ‘much potential’
2180 S. River Road, Melbourne Beach: 3-bedroom, 2-bath, 1,811 square feet under air offered
for $799,000 by Coldwell Banker Paradise Realtor Maria Malinowska: 321-431-8433
34 Thursday, June 13, 2019 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
Retro MelBeach ranch house has ‘much potential’
STORY BY BRENDA EGGERT BRADER CORRESPONDENT The large, grassy .37-acre lot could home. My husband’s parents lived in and filled with plenty of cupboard
easily accommodate a swimming the house and when his father died, space around the room and a large
A stylish 1960s three-bedroom, pool. Dockage space on the river is a my husband moved in to live with his side by side refrigerator. The kitchen
two-bath ranch house with a retro short walk right outside the sunroom mother. Then when we met and mar- window view is to the front yard and
vibe nestled beside the Indian River – so many possibilities to make the ried, we lived here. My parents lived walkway.
is being offered for $799,000 by Cold- estate your own. with me almost a year here.”
well Banker Paradise Realtor Maria The double car garage, next to the
Malinowska. “I love the location, love the river,” Neutral floor tiles run throughout kitchen, features a laundry room with
said homeowner Ludwika Woznack, the home and into the kitchen. The workshop space. Another room that
The 1,811-square-foot home in Mel- who is downsizing. “This is a family U-shaped kitchen is well laid out flows from the laundry room to the
bourne Beach is a beautifully main-
tained mid-century gem, never re- rear of the home has plumbing for a
modeled – a well-kept secret lovingly half bath and comes complete with
owned all these years by one family, a large river view with separate en-
perfect for buyers who adore Space- trance/exit from the backyard. Cur-
Age style. rently used for storage, the flex space
could be used as another bedroom,
Enter the home from the large east- an office or perhaps a game room.
facing front yard into an original open
concept with living room and dining “There is so much potential in this
room together creating an “L” shape. A house and with the well-planned lay-
plaster ceiling swirl pattern adorns the out, but requires a little extra work,”
living and dining rooms of the home said Maria Malinowska, realtor listing
accented with crown molding. Expan- the home for Coldwell Banker Para-
sive windows offer glorious views of dise. “The home is very functional but
the Indian River here and in the en- not huge. You have a wonderful view
closed sunroom. The sunroom opens and the house is ready to move in.”
out into the waterside backyard.
Exit the living room via a hallway to
Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, June 13, 2019 35
discover two closets for storage on the VITAL STATISTICS sliding glass doors featuring tall wa-
way to the first vintage bathroom ac- 2180 S. RIVER ROAD, MELBOURNE BEACH terfowl and flowers. If a new home-
cessorized in pink and gray tiles with owner feels compelled to remodel,
a wonderful pink bathtub/shower Year Built: 1960 • Construction: Concrete block/stucco perhaps taking the fixtures to a rehab
and pink single sink. What a treat to Architecture: Classic Florida Ranch • Lot size: 0.37 acres repurchase site would be a nod to
see the original fixtures in mint con- Bedrooms: 3 • Bathrooms: 2 • Water view: wide Indian River vistas those who like to restore with original
dition. Additional features: Ceiling fans, ceramic tile throughout, enclosed sun- features that are hard to find.
The second bath, off the master room, storm shutters, large lot on Indian River All three carpeted bedrooms are
bedroom, is created in the yellow Listing agency: Coldwell Banker Paradise, Indialantic good size, especially the master bed-
and pale green tiles of yesteryear Listing agent: Maria Malinowska, Realtor, 321-431-8433 room that now holds a generous king-
with cheery yellow single basin and size waterbed.
of course, the yellow bathtub/show- Listing price: $799,000
er. Both bathtubs feature the etched The roof has been replaced, with
CONTINUED ON PAGE 39
36 Thursday, June 13, 2019 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
Real Estate Sales on South Brevard island: May 31 to June 6
The real estate market moved into June with another strong week in ZIP codes 32951, 32903 and
32937. Indialantic again led the way with 11 sales, followed by Satellite Beach with 10. Melbourne
Beach reported 6 sales and Indian Harbour Beach reported 5.
The top sale of the week was of a private oceanfront retreat in Melbourne Beach. The residence
at 8585 South Highway A1A was listed on March 19 for 999,000. The sale closed on May 31 for
The seller in the transaction was represented by Gibbs Baum and Gregory Zimmerman of
Treasure Coast Sotheby’s. Baum also represented the purchaser of the home.
SALES FOR 32951
SUBDIVISION ADDRESS LISTED ORIGINAL MOST RECENT SOLD SELLING
ASKING PRICE ASKING PRICE PRICE
GULLHOUSE I CONDO PH 8755 S HIGHWAY A1A 3 12/4/2018 $699,000 $699,000 6/3/2019 $664,000
SUNNYLAND BEACH S5 379 ARROWHEAD LN 2/18/2019 $725,000 $699,900 5/31/2019 $420,000
WILCOX MELBOURNE BEA 1401 ATLANTIC ST 5/15/2019 $450,000 $450,000 5/31/2019 $350,000
SUNNYLAND GROVES SUB 7880 CASUARINA DR 11/1/2018 $399,900 $365,000 6/5/2019 $310,000
FLORIDANA BEACH SUBD 138 DELESPINE ST 3/10/2019 $339,000 $325,000 5/31/2019
SALES FOR 32903 $477,000
CLOISTERS REPLAT #1 510 NEWPORT DR 1/7/2019 $639,000 $549,000 5/31/2019 $403,000
INDIALANTIC BY SEA 314 COCOA AVE 2/12/2019 $499,000 $489,000 5/31/2019 $390,000
INDIALANTIC BY SEA 201 S RIVERSIDE DR 4/4/2019 $465,000 $445,000 5/31/2019 $389,000
THE DUNES AT OCEANSI 312 SEAFARER CIR 3/3/2019 $403,000 $403,000 6/6/2019 $369,900
INDIALANTIC BY SEA 437 7TH SEVENTH AVE 2/21/2019 $399,900 $389,900 6/3/2019 $337,500
INDIALANTIC BY SEA 310 7TH AVE 5/31/2019 $389,000 $389,000 5/31/2019 $325,000
OCEAN SD VIL P1 B9P4 3074 SCALLOP LN 7/14/2018 $399,900 $369,900 5/31/2019
THE CASUARINA CLUB C 1101 S MIRAMAR AVE 305 10/22/2018 $379,900 $345,000 6/5/2019 $649,900
SANDPINES SEC 1 301 SAND PINE RD 1/31/2019 $380,000 $325,000 6/6/2019 $640,000
SALES FOR 32937 $550,000
OCEANA OCEANFRONT SAT BCH 1045 HIGHWAY A1A 705 5/28/2017 $769,900 $649,900 6/5/2019 $529,000
GARDENIA OCEANFRONT 2195 HIGHWAY A1A 803 2/18/2019 $699,000 $699,000 5/31/2019 $468,900
OCEANA OCEANFRONT SAT BCH 1045 HIGHWAY A1A 202 1/9/2017 $567,900 $597,900 6/4/2019 $393,000
TORTOISE ISLAND PH 4 209 LANTERNBACK ISLAND DR 2/15/2019 $579,000 $579,000 6/6/2019 $349,900
HARBOUR ISLES 1ST AD 477 BIMINI LN 4/25/2019 $549,000 $549,000 5/31/2019 $330,000
EMERALD SHORES A CO 1405 HIGHWAY A1A 604 12/21/2018 $599,000 $549,000 6/5/2019 $283,050
WATERWAY ESTATES 3RD 405 CARDINAL DR 4/12/2019 $468,900 $468,900 5/31/2019 $280,000
AMHRST GRD SEC 5 U2 508 W AMHERST CIR W 4/19/2019 $399,000 $399,000 6/4/2019
EASTWIND CONDO PH II 1455 HIGHWAY A1A 312 5/14/2019 $349,900 $349,900 6/6/2019
OCEAN SPRAY ESTATES 399 OCEAN SPRAY AVE 2/1/2019 $349,000 $349,000 6/3/2019
SEA PARK HOMES 4TH A 348 BERKELEY ST 3/31/2019 $289,000 $289,000 6/5/2019
INDIAN HRBR BCH S11 1217 SEMINOLE DR 3/24/2019 $299,000 $292,000 5/31/2019
Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, June 13, 2019 37
Here are some of the top recent barrier island sales.
Subdivision: Cloisters Replat #1, Address: 510 Newport Dr Subdivision: Indialantic By Sea, Address: 314 Cocoa Ave
Listing Date: 1/7/2019 Listing Date: 2/12/2019
Original Price: $639,000 Original Price: $499,000
Recent Price: $549,000 Recent Price: $489,000
Sold: 5/31/2019 Sold: 5/31/2019
Selling Price: $550,000 Selling Price: $477,000
Listing Agent: Anthony Scaramouche Listing Agent: David Settgast
Selling Agent: Coldwell Banker Paradise Selling Agent: Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Intl
Jenny DePalma Stephanie Moss Dandridge
National Realty of Brevard Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc
Subdivision: Indialantic By Sea, Address: 310 7th Ave Subdivision: Harbour Isles 1st Ad, Address: 477 Bimini Ln
Listing Date: 5/31/2019 Listing Date: 4/25/2019
Original Price: $389,000 Original Price: $549,000
Recent Price: $389,000 Recent Price: $549,000
Sold: 5/31/2019 Sold: 5/31/2019
Selling Price: $389,000 Selling Price: $549,000
Listing Agent: Mary Goodwin Listing Agent: David Curri
Selling Agent: Curri Kirschner R. E. Grp. LLC Selling Agent: Curri Kirschner R. E. Grp. LLC
Samuel Goodwin Marlena Wassel
Curri Kirschner R. E. Grp. LLC Real Estate Solutions Brevard
38 Thursday, June 13, 2019 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
Here are some of the top recent barrier island sales.
Subdivision: Sunnyland Beach S5, Address: 379 Arrowhead Ln Subdivision: Gardenia Oceanfront, Address: 2195 Highway A1A 803
Listing Date: 2/18/2019 Listing Date: 2/18/2019
Original Price: $725,000 Original Price: $699,000
Recent Price: $699,900 Recent Price: $699,000
Sold: 5/31/2019 Sold: 5/31/2019
Selling Price: $664,000 Selling Price: $640,000
Listing Agent: Laura Dowling Roy Listing Agent: Rita Soni
Selling Agent: Premier Properties Real Estate Selling Agent: Vista Florida Realty LLC
Ginger Shoemaker Rita Soni
RE/MAX Aerospace Realty Vista Florida Realty LLC
WATERFRONTBREVARD.COM Subdivision: Oceana Oceanfront Sat Bch, Address: 1045 Highway A1A 202
JUST LISTED IN THE CLOISTERS!
HOT NEW LISTINGS Listing Date: 1/9/2017
Original Price: $567,900
Recent Price: $597,900
Selling Price: $597,900
Listing Agent: Jason Soares
Selling Agent: Blue Oceans Realty LLC
Blue Oceans Realty LLC
140 SAND DOLLAR RD, INDIALANTIC 0 HIGHWAY A1A, MELBOURNE BEACH Subdivision: Emerald Shores A Co, Address: 1405 Highway A1A 604
PRICE IMPROVEMENT! $439,900 .73 ACRES OF VACANT LAND! $550,000
4 Beds, 2 Baths, 2,028 SF · Brand New Roof! Build Your Dream Home!
David Curri 321.890.9911 Peter J Pappas 321.294.7070
ACTIVE LISTINGS Listing Date: 12/21/2018
Original Price: $599,000
· 571 Hwy A1A #201, Satellite Beach, $539,000 · 1,980 SF Recent Price: $549,000
· 301 S Ramona Ave, Indialantic, $299,900 · 1,066 SF Sold: 6/5/2019
· 842 Sanderling Dr, Indialantic, $589,900 · 2,727 SF Selling Price: $529,000
Listing Agent: Anita Iannuzzi
· 104 Amigos Rd, Melbourne Beach, $360,000 · 1,600 SF
· 909 S Colonial Ct, Indian Harbour Beach, $149,900 · 810 SF Selling Agent: RE/MAX Aerospace Realty
JUST SOLD UNDER CONTRACT IN 1 DAY! William Burdette
Coldwell Banker Paradise
· 477 Bimini Ln, Indian Harbour Beach 1209 PARKSIDE PL, INDIAN HARBOUR BEACH Subdivision: Tortoise Island Ph 4, Address: 209 Lanternback Island Dr
$549,000 891 PEREGRINE DR, INDIALANTIC
Listing Date: 2/15/2019
· 297 Tampa Ave, Indialantic Original Price: $579,000
$479,000 Recent Price: $579,000
· 310 Seventh Ave, Indialantic Selling Price: $550,000
$389,000 Listing Agent: Agnes Reed
· 224 Intrepid Way, Indialantic Selling Agent: Hoven Real Estate
David Curri Broker/Owner
Daignault Realty Inc
325 Fifth Ave, Indialantic
Downtown Eau Gallie Arts District
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metal tile-design material installed time to do it,” said Malinowska. “For Many restaurants and shops are nearby. with great attention to details,” Ma-
in 2010; the AC unit two years old, a family, the site is convenient next “The neighborhood has families, linowska said.
says the owner. to the river, in close proximity to working adults and those who are re-
the ocean and there is golf and two tired,” Woznack said. “Everyone is so To view the property, contact Ma-
“With the established home in public tennis courts just around the friendly.” ria Malinowska, realtor for Coldwell
this location, if someone wanted to corner.” “This is a darling house, well-built Banker Paradise in Indialantic, at 321-
make it their dream home, this is the 431-8433.