Issue 220 • December 25-31, 2018
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This week’s question: How have I changed as sensitive soul (as most teachers are, that’s why
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I joke with my students and tell them that if I to have a soft heart in this role.
could, I would write a personal apology to every I see my students make great decisions and
student in my first 3 years. I see them make terrible decisions.
I was 23 when I started teaching seniors in I see poverty, homelessness, addiction, but
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For my first few years I tried to do it all, thinking I had that someone is in their corner helps my soul and theirs.
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3) “The Great Alone” by Kristin Hannah
4) “Shoot First (Think Later)” by Stuart Woods
5) “Unbound” by Stuart Woods
6) “Fifty Fifty” by James Patterson and Candice Fox
7) “The 17th Suspect” by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
8) “The President is Missing” by Bill Clinton and James Patterson
9) “Twisted Prey” by John Sandford
10) “After Anna” by Lisa Scottoline
11) “The Disappeared” by C.J. Box
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LEMMON DROPS: Reflecting on the highs, lows of 2018
A look back at some memorable stories from 2018: last full-service gas station in Indian
River County, stopped selling gas in
• TOUCHDOWN!: The sale of Vero Beach’s electric system March and then the business closed for
good in December.
to Florida Power & Light was finally completed on Dec. 17. They don’t make business owners like
It took more than nine years – the “customer revolt” Wiley Sifford Sr. anymore. They could
have based a character on him on the old
against Vero Beach Utilities started in the summer of 2009 (I • “Andy Griffith” TV show.
remember it well) – to finalize the $185 million transaction. HISTORY-MAKING FEAT: Nicole Russ Lemmon
It never would have happened without Stephen Faherty Menz became the first woman to be elected county judge.
and Glenn Heran banging the drums about the stark It was a well-deserved win, as she mailed 17,000
difference in rates between Vero Beach Utilities and FPL. handwritten postcards to voters, knocked on thousands of
They did a great job of educating the public. doors, and was outside the main library for virtually every
minute of early voting before both the August primary and
Every so often, I asked Heran to compare the FPL purchase • November general election.
to a football game. I would ask him what yard line they were on. AT LEAST THEY TRIED: In early February, Vero Beach
put up signs to discourage motorists from giving money to
Even though he isn’t much of a football fan, he would play panhandlers. It worked for a few weeks, but panhandlers
along. I remember years ago when they had just crossed the
50-yard line. The last time I asked him, they were on the 5.
• At last, Heran can yell “Touchdown!”
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effectively thumbed their noses at the signs and returned to • packinghouse to close during the past three years.
CHANGING S.R. 60 LANDSCAPE: In March, the
• several intersections inside the city limits. land between Applebee’s and Sonny’s was cleared to allow
TEST CASE?: I’ve never seen a local political candidate construction to begin on Vero Beach Square. It’ll include the
campaign so hard more than six months before an election
as Randy Heimler did. He was making his second run for • first hotel in that area of the county.
School Board. In January and February, he had wire signs all SUDDEN CLOSINGS: Businesses come and go, and
over the place, put ads in newspapers and sent out mailers. some closings are more predictable than others.
In the end, though, Heimler finished last in August’s three- Still, the closings of Freres Patisserie (January) and
• way District 4 race. • 7-Eleven at “the curve” on U.S. 1 (October) were shockers.
MARY JANE’S FIRST DANCE: In April, the first PARALYSIS: Our bout with red tide was far more serious
medical marijuana store on the Treasure Coast opened in than the past few times. It really took a toll on beachside
• Never expected the first one to be in Vero Beach, that’s for sure. GAME-CHANGER FOR DOWNTOWN: Blue Dog
WHAT HAPPENED?: Unfortunately, it wasn’t a typo in Business Services, currently located in an office building
June when the state’s ranking of districts had St. Lucie County on the barrier island, will be moving its 36 employees to
the two-story Hibiscus Building in downtown Vero Beach
• ranked ahead of Indian River County. sometime in 2019.
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Some trivia: Whether at Bob Evans or C.J. Cannon’s, With so many volunteers, and major corporate
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Russ and his wife usually eat breakfast at Table 51. come together.
In what is a regular feature, Russ breaks bread with She says she cries every time she watches the
someone you may or may not know. Space Coast Field of Dreams video.
If I needed help in promoting a worthy cause, the Julie and her husband, Rick, a retired firefighter,
first person I’d try to contact is Julie Sharkey-Villars. have five kids ranging in age from 11 to 24. None
She’s full of energy and won’t quit until the job Julie Sharkey-Villars is disabled.
is done. “I love watching my kids play ball,” she said during
Julie’s focus now is getting Indian River County to build our conversation at Bob Evans. “I want to see parents (of
a “Field of Dreams” for disabled children. disabled kids) smile and cheer their kids on.”
She got involved in the “Space Coast Field of Dreams” Julie originally wanted Historic Dodgertown to be the
project in Brevard County. It is the state’s first all-accessible site for the all-accessible sports complex, but realizes that’s
sports complex. a longshot now. She believes the area around the North
Julie has a friend with a disabled daughter, thus her County Aquatic Center is a logical candidate.
involvement in the Brevard County project. “It could be anywhere,” she said.
“It was the most amazing thing I have seen in my life – Julie vows to gather thousands of signatures in support of
how the community came together,” she said. the “Field of Dreams” in the coming months.
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Beyond the Top 500 Fun facts
Russ Lemmon, who loves music (and lists), has already published The chance of a “wet day” (at least 0.04 inch of precipitation)
his Top 500 favorite songs of all-time. Now, the list continues in is relatively steady during the course of December.
the opposite direction.
It starts the month at 20% and drops to 18% by the end of
633. “Drift Away” the month.
(1973) Dobie Gray
634. “The End of the Line” By comparison, the year’s highest daily chance for a wet day
(1989) Traveling Wilburys is 62% on Aug. 23 and the lowest chance is 17% on Dec. 15.
635. “Nights on Broadway”
(1975) Bee Gees – Source: weatherspark.com
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