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Published by Vero Beach 32963 Media, 2017-11-10 11:30:04

11/02/2017 ISSUE 44

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PAGE 12 DODGERS IN THE SERIES, 9 ‘HANK WILLIAMS’TALE PAGE B6
BUT LITTLE BUZZ HERE COMPELLINGLY TOLD
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6ON SHORES CELL TOWER

MY TAKE Maeve Reicher rides Icey while practicing on new Windsor polo practice field. STORY, PAGE 7. PHOTOS: GORDON RADFORD No bail for
Vero doctor
BY RAY MCNULTY Vero visitor to Cuba ponders symptoms similar to diplomats in drug case

Hard to believe! No arrest By Michelle Genz | Staff Writer iting Cuba last year is related to the of hearing loss, brain injury and By Beth Walton | Staff Writer
likely in Grove Bar shooting [email protected] mysterious attacks on U.S. embas- other symptoms date back to the
sy personal that injured two dozen fall of 2016. Vero Beach spine surgeon Dr.
It’s difficult to believe a man Island resident and Merrill people stationed in the island na- Johnny Benjamin Jr. will have to
could be shot in front of multi- Lynch financial adviser Scott Mor- tion. Some who fell ill early on de- stay in jail as he awaits trial on
ple witnesses in the middle of the ton is trying to figure out if the scribed hearing a piercing crick- federal drug trafficking charges
street – along the main drag in persistent numbness in his legs First reported in August, the em- et-like noise outside their residenc- after a judge in West Palm Beach
Vero’s Old Downtown – without and feet he has suffered since vis- bassy-related victims’ complaints ordered him held without bond.
the thug who pulled the trigger CONTINUED ON PAGE 8
being positively identified. The evidence against Benja-
min remains uncontroverted,
It’s even more difficult to com- said Federal Magistrate Judge
prehend why the victim, shot John Hopkins at the Oct. 25 de-
repeatedly at close range by a tention hearing. Since he is ac-
man standing in front of him, cused of manufacturing and ille-
would not have the image of the gally selling drugs that resulted in
gunman’s face embedded in his death, it would be hard not to see
memory. him as a danger to the communi-
ty or a flight risk, he said, calling
But, according to police and Benjamin’s case one of the most
prosecutors, that’s exactly what tragic he has seen in his career.
happened in the aftermath of the
shocking incident that occurred The defendant became aware
in the wee hours of March 31, the Fentanyl he allegedly sold was
outside The Grove bar on 14th hurting people and it appears he
Avenue. proceeded to obstruct justice
anyway, Hopkins said. He has
That’s why, seven months lat- large debts, is facing a potential
er, no one has been arrested for
shooting Andy Capak, one of CONTINUED ON PAGE 4
The Grove’s co-owners, during
an altercation that began inside
the bar and spilled out onto the

CONTINUED ON PAGE 2

INSIDE Jennifer Benjamin, pet columnist

NEWS 1-10 PETS 18
DINING B7
HEALTH 11 GAMES B12
CALENDAR B15
REAL ESTATE 19 By a Staff Writer That time, after being medevacked
B1 on a snowy winter night from
ARTS Jennifer Benjamin, a dog lover who Georgetown Hospital in Washington
originated the pet column in Vero to the University of Wisconsin Hos-
To advertise call: 772-559-4187 News and Sebastian River News, last pital in Madison where the operation
For circulation or where to pick up week lost a valiant four-decade battle was performed, she was hospitalized
your issue call: 772-226-7925 with type 1 diabetes. She was 53. for more than eight months, much of
it in the ICU.
Jennifer, daughter of 32963 pub-
lisher Milton Benjamin and his wife In the decade after the transplant,
Tina, moved to Vero Beach from however, she tenaciously fought her
Washington, D.C., in 1996 after un- way back to health sufficient to en-
dergoing a pioneering kidney-pan-
creas transplant. CONTINUED ON PAGE 3

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MY TAKE the other seven witnesses, citing conflicts witnesses’ descriptions of the shooter’s plied: “It’s like I keep seeing the guy, but
in their statements, mistaken identifi- shirt. then it’s hard for me ... The face keeps
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 cation and the failure of most of them to changing.”
select the suspect from a photographic “In this matter,” Long wrote in his letter,
street, where the shots were fired. lineup. “the state cannot ignore the fact that the The victim then added: “It was either the
That’s also why, despite police being incident occurred at a bar, where a major- clean-cut guy or the Hispanic guy, ‘cause I
“The totality of their statements con- ity of the witnesses who reported their re- know it wasn’t the guy with the dreads.”
confident they’ve had the right suspect all flicted substantially with each other,” Long spective observations had been consum-
along, it’s now unlikely anyone ever will be wrote, “as well as with statements from the ing alcohol prior to the event.” Pressed for more details, Capak said, “It
charged in connection with the crime. victim.” could have been a totally different person
The shooting also occurred shortly be- that wasn’t even in the bar. ... I’m just go-
“I won’t say it will never be solved,” As- For example: fore 2 a.m. ing based on the fact that, you know, those
sistant State Attorney Bill Long said last – Three bar patrons initially told po- three were hanging out together.”
week after reviewing and then denying the lice the shooter was an “African-Ameri- As for Capak, who suffered life-threat-
Vero Beach Police Department’s request can man with dreadlocks,” but two others ening injuries after being shot at least Long wrote that Capak’s recollection
for an arrest warrant for a suspect detec- identified an “African-American male with three times, he told detectives he wasn’t of the incident could be impaired by the
tives wanted to charge with attempted short hair.” sure what he saw – another significant traumatic injuries he sustained in the
murder. “Evidence could come forward – One on the witnesses who accused blow to their case. shooting. He referred back to the detec-
that can provide a new lead.” the man with dreadlocks said, “That’s the tives’ interview with the victim.
guy who shot the gun, because I’m like 100 Detectives interviewed Capak, who was
Even though his detectives failed to get percent. I would swear on my dad’s grave. 31 at the time of the shooting, on multiple “Honestly, the further we get away from
a warrant after months of investigation, That’s the guy who shot the gun,” but the occasions, the most comprehensive ses- the incident, the harder it is for me to sep-
Vero Beach Police Chief David Currey said witness later recanted and was unable to sion coming 18 days after the incident. arate what I’m fabricating in my mind and
the case remains open, though not active. identify the suspect in a photo lineup. what actually, you know, took place,” Ca-
– Another witness who claimed to have During that interview, Capak recalled pak was quoted as telling detectives.
“There’s still hope, but unless we get seen the shooter “clear as day” also was being about 20 feet from the shooter when
something stronger – someone comes unable to identify the suspect in a photo he was struck by the first shot. He said he “You know, I’m upset about the situa-
forward, we find new physical evidence, lineup. was 10 to 15 feet away when the second tion, but catching the guy hasn’t been the
we get a confession – there’s nowhere else – A third witness said two of the Afri- and third shots hit him. first thing on my mind,” he added. “It’s
to go right now,” Currey said. “We believe can-American men at the scene had guns, been about my recovery and stuff.”
we know who did this, but we need more including one who “discharged a firearm,” Capak told detectives he was engaged
[proof ].” but that witness, like the others, couldn’t in the brawl outside the bar and “remem- Long wrote that it’s unfair to blame
pick the shooter from the lineup. bered punching an individual with dread- Capak for his failure to remember specif-
That’s essentially what Long wrote in – Two witnesses who did identify the locks.” He said he was “actively approach- ic details about the shooting, given the
his four-page letter to police last Thursday, police’s main suspect in the photo lineup ing the shooter” when the shots were fired. trauma he endured, but he added that the
telling them their case was “lacking the both said the man had short hair, which state must consider “the absence of those
requisite probable cause” to establish that conflicted with the statements of others. Capak told detectives he saw the shoot- details” in determining whether probable
the suspect, who remains unnamed, com- There were also discrepancies in the er and saw the gun discharge multiple cause exists.
mitted the crime. times, but he said he “would not be com-
fortable making an in-court identifica- Thus, Long determined that there are
Long detailed a litany of problems with tion,” Long wrote. too many conflicting accounts – too much
the information gathered from Capak and uncertainty, too little incontrovertible
In his letter, Long stated that when evidence – to file an attempted murder
asked to describe the shooter, Capak re-

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charge that wouldn’t stand up in court. JENNIFER BENJAMIN The past three years have been a She was particularly grateful for the
“After what appears to be a thorough ceaseless battle that long-since would care and encouragement she received in
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 have claimed a less indomitable spirit. recent years from her primary physician,
investigation by the Vero Beach Police Once again, she was in kidney failure. Gerald Pierone Jr.; her University of Mi-
Department, the facts are what they are,” able her to work as a volunteer victim’s But Jennifer never gave up. ami transplant surgeon, George W. Burke
Long wrote in his closing paragraph. “Ulti- advocate with the State Attorney’s Office III; vascular surgeon W. Clark Beckett;
mately, those facts implicate multiple po- in Vero. During good periods, as recently as too many other fine IRMC doctors and
tential suspects ... July, doctors were offering encourage- nurses to list; and her private nurse and
But residual diabetic complications ment about the chances for a third trans- companion these past two years, Gail De-
“While it is certainly possible the defen- from a disease that blind-sided her in plant. Gioia.
dant is the individual who shot the victim, her mid-teens took a cumulative toll. She
there is not sufficient probable cause to was constantly in and out of hospitals. There were, however, too many bad Services for Jennifer were private. In
establish that he committed the crime as In 2007, toxic antirejection drugs began periods. In the end, type 1 diabetes, as it lieu of flowers, please consider a contribu-
alleged.” to kill her transplanted kidney. In 2008, generally does, won the final round. tion in her memory to the nonprofit clin-
a clot in an artery cut off the blood sup- ic run by Dr. Pierone, the Whole Family
So the case remains unsolved, the sus- ply to her transplanted pancreas. Once Jennifer leaves her parents; Bonzo, Health Center, 981 37th Place, Vero Beach,
pect remains a free man and none of that again, she was a late-stage diabetic in her first-responder who summoned help FL 32960. 
is likely to change anytime soon – unless kidney failure. nights when she needed assistance; and
or until something dramatic occurs. aunts, an uncle, cousins, nieces and neph-
Miraculously, however, in September ews in California and Massachusetts.
The best chance for justice? It’s always 2009 the University of Miami Transplant
possible one of the shooter’s wing men will Center found her another kidney and
fly afoul of the law and, facing time behind pancreas – an amazing story chronicled
bars, be willing to trade a friend for a favor. in the Oct. 15, 2009 edition of Vero Beach
32963 and reprinted in the Miami Herald
“Right now, we’ve exhausted all of our and other papers.
leads, which is why we presented out case
to the State Attorney’s Office,” Currey said. She again rebounded after another 45
“This has been frustrating for us. We want days in the hospital, and it was during
to get the guy who did it. But all we can do this period that she began writing the
is give it our best, which we did. pet column, first featuring her beloved
English springer spaniel Coco, and later
“We’re not giving up,” he added. “We’ll Coco’s young assistant, Bonzo.
keep the case open. You never know what’s
going to happen.” Meeting the pets she wrote about, and
their humans, brought great joy to Jen-
Certainly, no one expected this. nifer. But an all-too-brief respite in her
A man got shot multiple times in front medical travails came to an abrupt end in
of witnesses on the street in downtown July 2014, when she suffered a near-fatal
Vero Beach, and there’s not enough evi- stroke.
dence to put the thug who pulled the trig-
ger in prison?
That’s hard to imagine. 

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NO BAIL FOR VERO SURGEON After his arrest, the U.S. government 25 hearing, arguing the doctor should re- brown bag which authorities say was filled
charged Benjamin with two felonies: con- main in custody as he awaits trial. There with thousands of fake, Fentanyl-laced oxy-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 spiracy to possess with intent to distribute is no doubt that people will say that Ben- codone pills and places it in the trunk of his
a controlled substance resulting in death, jamin was a good man, but those people Mercedes.
life sentence, and had more than 20 loaded and attempted possession of a controlled aren’t seeing the defendant in custody here
guns at his house. substance with intent to distribute. He today, said Assistant U.S. Attorney John The doctor is a registered controlled
faces life in prison if convicted on the first McMillan. substance prescriber in Indian River
The United States Drug Enforcement charge. County and holds staff privileges at the
Agency began investigating Benjamin last He said Benjamin had distributed poi- Indian River Medical Center. Fentanyl is a
year after tracing the source of fentan- Benjamin is currently being held at the sonous, counterfeit drugs and discussed powerful, addictive narcotic often used as
yl-laced oxycodone that led to the 2016 Palm Beach County Jail. An arraignment dealings with violent criminals. He had a cutting agent by heroin dealers. Misuse
overdose death of a Palm Beach woman. hearing is set for November pending an “guns galore” in his residence and car. and over-prescription of the opioid has
indictment by a grand jury. At that time, become a serious problem in the United
The Pro Spine Center physician has been Benjamin will enter a written plea of not The courtroom gallery, lined with two States, resulting in tens of thousands of
incarcerated since his Oct. 12 arrest after al- guilty, according to his attorneys. rows of Benjamin’s friends and family, sat deaths.
legedly stealing the phone of an undercov- quietly as the prosecution played a video of
er informant involved in the investigation A federal prosecutor spoke at length in Benjamin outside his Vero Beach office. The In a secretly recorded conversation played
during a heated exchange at his office. the West Palm courtroom during the Oct. doctor, dressed in business attire, accepts a in court, Benjamin acknowledges he un-
derstands the dangers of the pills he has re-
ceived, and says he will warn his buyers, but
adds that there is a reason why they distribute
far away from where they live. “At some point
someone is going to have a problem, some-
one is going to do something stupid, and
when it does it needs to be so (expletive) far
away,” he tells the informant.

At no time was Benjamin pressured, Mc-
Millan told the judge. Instead, the opposite
is true. “Benjamin exists as a guidepost as
to how to commit the criminal activity bet-
ter,” he said.

Shortly after his arrest, DEA agents
searched Benjamin’s island home on Paint-
ed Bunting Lane and found more than 20
loaded firearms, including two AK-47s and
an AR 15 rifle, said McMillan. Two loaded
pistols were in the sports car the doctor
used to traffic the drugs, he said.

The physician was recorded discussing
his involvement with professional crim-
inals in Philadelphia and he is tied to a
Michigan State Police drug investigation
for a commercial marijuana growing op-
eration, the prosecutor added. He was
charged with a felony in that case, but later
plead to a misdemeanor. All this fits with
Benjamin’s plans to do things far away
from where he lives.

Sitting at the defense table, shackled
and handcuffed, Benjamin was no longer
wearing the shirt and tie he had on in the
video played before the court. The doctor
looked straight ahead in his prison-issued
navy jumpsuit as his attorneys argued for
his pretrial release. They offered a $500,000
bond secured by the property of his family
members and a $150,000 cash contribu-
tion from his father.

Friends and family have come to this
courtroom today from all over the coun-
try to vouch for him, said a defense attor-
ney Larry Donald Murrell. The guns in his
house were legal and stored in a locked
case. The ones in his car were in a holster
and the doctor holds a concealed carry
permit.

Murrell spoke of several Vero Beach com-
munity members who wrote letters or were
willing to speak on Benjamin’s behalf – peo-
ple like Merchon Green with the nonprofit
Pioneering Change, Anthony Brown with
the local NAACP and his mother, Jacqueline
Warrior, an Indian River County education
and racial equity advocate who holds a doc-

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WORK FINALLY SET TO BEGIN
ON CELL TOWER IN SHORES

Hurricane Impact Doors By Lisa Zahner | Staff Writer lic safety phones and on-board police
& Impact Glass, [email protected] computers – and AT&T on board to serve
We Have It All! Shores’ residents and visitors when the
Work was scheduled to begin this week tower goes into operation. The 115-foot-
on the long-awaited cellular phone tower tall structure, which will be camouflaged
at the Indian River Shores Town Complex. as a massive pine tree, has the capacity to
hold the equipment of five providers in
Tower contractor Datapath has all re- total.
quired approvals in hand and the Shores
has issued all necessary building permits The so-called “monopine” tower will
to begin moving ground and pouring the be built on the northwestern portion of
concrete foundation for the project. the town complex, with the main pole go-
ing up after the concrete slab cures; the fi-
Engineers reviewed structural plans berglass “branches” will be attached after
with Town Manager Robbie Stabe on the main pole is securely installed.
Monday.
The equipment will be fenced in and
“It should take no more than nine landscaped in accordance with town
weeks to erect the tower, and no more building code.
than six weeks for the provider to get
everything working,” said an optimistic No additional approvals by the council
Stabe. are needed to begin construction, as all
ordinance changes and variances have
That timing means the tower would be already been made or granted, accord-
carrying voice and data traffic by Valen- ing to previous statements by Stabe and
tine’s Day. Building Official Jose Guanch.

Verizon has signed on to provide ser- The closest cell towers to the Shores
vice from the tower, and at least one more are a flagpole stealth tower at Sea Oaks
“major provider” is in the works, though to the north and a tower atop the spire
the town cannot release the name until Village Spires condominiums on Ocean
an agreement is executed. Drive in Vero Beach to the south. 

The Town Council had wanted at least
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Windsor expands equestrian center with polo practice field

By Ray McNulty | Staff Writer sons, recreational riding and a full-sized “It’s the same grass they have at the In- “Our members are going to love it.”
[email protected] polo field for exhibition matches. ternational Polo Club in Palm Beach, and The new field also provides a large
the field has been engineered to drain space for other activities, such as soccer,
Riding a resurgence of local interest in The new practice field, which was com- quickly, so it can be used for practice even equestrian exhibitions and outdoor par-
polo, Windsor has expanded its Equestri- pleted earlier this month, is located in during the rainy season,” Secunda said. ties.
an Center facilities with the installation of front of the stables and was sodded with “This field is so green, so finely manicured Secunda said Windsor currently has
a new 170-yard-long stick-and-ball field a Bermuda grass hybrid proven to with- and so beautiful that it really enhances “seven or eight” members who play polo
that can be used for practice, three-on- stand the rigors of some of the world’s the aesthetics and feel of the place. regularly, but exhibition matches held at
three matches or other horseback activi- premier international polo tournaments. the club draw enthusiastic crowds. And
ties. with many members being accomplished
riders, he expects the new field to entice
“This is an exciting time for us,” said some of them to give the sport a try.
Max Secunda, Windsor’s director of “The new field and our horses are ready
equestrian operations. “Windsor is very for play, and I look forward to introducing
supportive of polo, and the addition of this new amenity to Windsor members
this multi-use field enhances and expands and their guests this season.”
our capabilities while injecting new ener- Secunda, who moved to Vero Beach
gy into the place. from Wellington 12 years ago and man-
aged John Walsh’s polo team from 2004
“Not only do members have a place through 2014, became Windsor’s full-time
to practice their polo on a regular basis, director of equestrian operations last year.
but we also expect it to attract beginners He previously managed the Vero Beach
– and especially children – to the sport,” Polo Club, and he still plays professionally
he added. in Wellington.
“It’s a privilege to be here,” Secunda
“And while the popularity of polo is said. “The support the Windsor manage-
growing again, this field can be used for ment has given me has been fantastic,
other equestrian disciplines, too. and this expansion shows a strong com-
mitment to the Equestrian Center. It’s also
“There are a number of people who love a really nice addition to the polo commu-
to just ride horses. That’s a big part of life nity.” 
at Windsor.”

Windsor’s Equestrian Center, equipped
with 22 stables and 14 paddocks, is a
unique amenity on the barrier island, of-
fering boarding, maintenance, riding les-

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4 Benjamin some 25 years ago when the two
were both young, aspiring doctors. Mills
torate degree in psychology. said he had no doubt Benjamin would
The most remarkable story comes from meet his obligations to the court and that
he did not believe the doctor would harm
a high school valedictorian Benjamin met anyone.
at a commencement ceremony, Murrell
said. She was struggling to pay for col- But, during cross examination, the pros-
lege, and even though the two had never ecutor asked Mills if he was aware his friend
met before, Benjamin offered to help her was dealing in counterfeit Fentanyl-laced
continue her education. The doctor, who oxycodone, and if he, as a medical provid-
has no children of his own, bought her a er, would prescribe such drugs or attempt
used car and offered her an allowance so to manufacture them on his own. Mills an-
she didn’t have to work during the first two swered no. Those allegations, he said, did
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ILLNESS LINKED TO CUBA town on the Bay of Pigs.
Halfway back to the hotel after drinks with
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
his companions from Vero, Morton’s left leg
es. After extensive investigation, U.S. officials buckled underneath him. “My leg just went
believe a sonic device may have caused the away, like it wasn’t there. There was no pain.
illnesses. The Cuban government denies any I just couldn’t get up.”
involvement; some believe other foreign ac-
tors could be involved. Camille Yates, then development direc-
tor of the Environmental Learning Center,
According to Associated Press reports, which had organized the trip, saw Morton
three dozen additional U.S. citizens have lying in the field and grabbed a bartender
contacted the AP about symptoms they think and rushed to help him. “They got me back
may be related to the Embassy illnesses. to my hotel somehow,” says Morton.

After reading an AP article published Oct. The next morning, Morton’s leg was fine,
19 that details a Charleston man who visit- and stayed fine for the rest of the trip.
ed Cuba suffering from numbness similar
to his, Morton got in touch with AP reporter But his difficulties weren’t over.
Josh Lederman, who is covering the recent Eight weeks later, back home in Vero,
spate of mystery illnesses, to compare his Morton got up one morning to go to work.
symptoms to those others have reported. Or tried to.
“Both my legs were sound asleep, from
The Charleston man, Chris Allen, was hips to toes,” he recalls. “It was the oddest
stricken during a 2014 stay at Havana’s Hotel thing – you know they’re there, you can see
Capri, the same hotel where Embassy vic- your legs. You just can’t feel them. I thought,
tims had lived, and his symptoms were eerily well, they’ve just got to be asleep.”
similar to Morton’s Morton swung his leaden limbs over the
side of the bed. Getting dressed for work
“It got my attention, hell yeah,” Morton proved the first in a string of challenges that
says of the article. have yet to end. “You could lock your bones
and hold on to the wall and kind of bend
According to the AP, Allen had extreme your leg into a pair of pants,” he recalls.
numbness in all his limbs, but only in his bed He managed the short drive from his
at the Capri. When the same thing happened south island home to the Merrill Lynch of-
the next night, only worse, he caught the first fice on Beachland Boulevard, where he has
flight out the next morning. His symptoms worked, apart from a brief break, since 1979.
continued for six months and he spent thou- But after an hour at his desk, the feeling
sands on tests that were inconclusive. in his legs had not returned. “That’s when I
freaked out.”
Morton’s ordeal began when he was re-
turning to his hotel in Playa Girón, a resort

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Morton headed for Indian River Medical Dodgers in Series, but generating little buzz here
Center, and gave the triage nurse his symp-
toms. There was no fever, no nausea, no pain By Ray McNulty | Staff Writer wasn’t just the home of Dodgertown – spring training, the rookie league Dodgers,
– “never has been,” he says – just the numb- [email protected] then America’s most revered and nostalgic the Vero Beach Dodgers, the fall instruc-
ness in both legs. spring-training site – but it was a Dodger tional league . . . We were the hub of the
Last week, for the first time in 70 years, town. entire organization,” he added. “We also
After he was admitted to the hospital, Dr. the Los Angeles Dodgers went to a World had a strong and constant presence in the
Taher Husainy, a longtime Vero neurologist, Series without any tangible ties to Vero “We did everything here,” said Craig community.
ran a battery of tests on Morton, including Beach, and almost nobody here seemed Callan, the longtime Vero Beach resident
MRIs, blood work and a lumbar puncture – to care. who has spent most of his adult life man- “There was a real connection between
the dreaded spinal tap. On one MRI, there aging the operations at Dodgertown and, the team and town.”
was a small white spot doctors thought might Such a possibility was unthinkable in more recently, Historic Dodgertown.
be myelitis, an infection or inflammation in 1988, when the Dodgers won their sixth Not only were the Dodgers’ Sunday af-
the spinal cord that can cause sensory loss. world championship and Vero Beach “We had spring training, extended
The spot was gone in a follow-up a month CONTINUED ON PAGE 10
later, even though symptoms continued.
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there was that he could feel it when the nee-
dle went too deep.

He no longer uses a wheelchair or walker
and can now walk slowly on his own, so long
as there is something to hold onto.

He can get from a dock onto a boat – “with
other people watching,” he says. “But I don’t
want to ever have to climb out of the water
and get on. No way could I do that.”

At this point, he is not consumed with
finding a cause for his illness, and says he’s
leaving the research to others. “I’ve got so
many wonderful friends and family, and they
can Google all they want,” he says.

“If it’s going to get better, I’m going to
wake up one morning and it’s going to be
gone.” 

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DODGERS IN WORLD SERIES now-retired former Press Journal sports ed- players returned for spring training the next doch’s Fox Entertainment Group in 1998.
itor. year, follow the players’ progress toward Los A decade later, four years after Fox sold
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 Angeles.
“They were out front almost every day,” the team to Frank McCourt, the Dodgers
ternoon games broadcast on local radio – he added. “And during the playoffs and “A lot of people called them the ‘Baby ended their 61-year marriage to Vero Beach
WTTB-AM also aired all of the Class A team’s World Series, they were usually the lead sto- Dodgers,’” Callan said. “To this day, people and moved their spring-training headquar-
contests – but the cover of the local daily’s ry every day, except on Saturday mornings.” tell me they miss the Vero Beach Dodgers ters to Arizona.
sports section usually included a headline more than spring training.”
from the previous day’s game. Saturday morning’s headlines in the fall This year, nearly a decade after the team’s
belonged to the legendary Billy Livings and Throughout the 1980s, Dodgers hats – as buses drove away from Dodgertown for
Occasionally, the newspaper would run the Vero Beach High School football team. well as Vero Beach Dodgers caps – were as the final time on St. Patrick’s Day 2008, the
Dodgers-related columns by the Los Ange- The Dodgers, though, were as much this common a sight around town as Vero Beach Dodgers played their way to the World Se-
les Times’ Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, Jim community’s home team as the Fighting In- football apparel. ries for the first time in 29 years.
Murray. dians – even when playing 3,000 miles away.
Those hats became more visible in 1988, But there’s not much buzz here – nothing
“Back then, we had a 1:40 a.m. deadline, Certainly, the arrival of the Florida State as the Orel Hershiser-led Dodgers knocked close to what it was in 1988, when the Dodg-
and the reason was so we could get the League’s Vero Beach Dodgers in 1980 en- off the favored New York Mets in the Nation- ers were Vero Beach’s home team.
Dodgers’ regular-season games on the West hanced the relationship. Fans here could al League Championship Series and then,
Coast in the paper,” said Chuck Balnius, a watch Dodgers prospects embark on their propelled by Kirk Gibson’s historic, walk-off This is no longer a Dodger town.
careers at Holman Stadium and, when the home run in Game 1, stunned the favored “A lot of those feelings began to disappear
Oakland Athletics in five games. when Peter O’Malley sold the team and the
Dodgers went from being a family business
“That was a special year for me,” Callan to part of a corporate conglomerate,” said
said. “I became the director of Dodgertown, Bobby McCarthy, owner of Bobby’s Restau-
got married, built a new home and got a rant & Lounge, which was a popular Dodg-
World Series ring. I’ll never forget it. ers’ hangout during spring training.
“Then, when they moved their spring
“And I’ll always remember what it was like training to Arizona, that was it,” he contin-
in Vero Beach as the Dodgers kept winning,” ued.
he added. “This town was red-hot for the “They’ve been gone almost 10 years now,
Dodgers. They were our Dodgers, and every- and nobody cares anymore. We’ve got the
body felt a part of it. World Series games on the TVs in the bar
and people are watching it, but it’s not a
“That was always important to Peter.” focal point. They’re not coming in just to
Former Dodgers owner and president Pe- watch the games.
ter O’Malley embraced and encouraged a “There would be more interest if it were
family-type feel to the organization – and he the Yankees or Red Sox,” he added. “There
believed Dodgertown and Vero Beach were was more interest last year because it was
members of the Dodger family. the Cubs. The Dodgers have been gone a
However, with corporate ownership of long time now.” 
major league teams becoming the norm,
O’Malley sold the Dodgers to Rupert Mur-

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Why chronic kidney disease is called a ‘silent killer’

By Maria Canfield | Correspondent Control and Prevention.
The findings were based on statistics
You’d think a health condition affecting
30 million American adults – one in seven – gathered from 2011 to 2014, and should
would be immediately familiar, a much-dis- “serve as a warning bell that a major pub-
cussed health topic. But that isn’t the case lic health challenge is right in front of our
with CKD: chronic kidney disease. eyes and more must be done to address it,”
according to Kevin Longino, CEO of the Na-
In its earliest stages, CKD is unrecog- tional Kidney Foundation (himself a kidney
nized by 96 percent of those who have it, transplant recipient).
and nearly half of people with severely
reduced kidney function (but not on di- Sebastian’s Saatiah Jaffry, MD, who is
alysis) are unaware that their kidneys are board-certified in nephrology and internal
not functioning properly, according to a medicine, agrees there is cause for alarm.
study done by the U.S. Centers for Disease
“Chronic kidney disease is a silent killer,”

Dr. Saatiah Jaffry.

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she says. “Many with the condition have no kidneys begin to fail, waste builds up, which
symptoms until they their kidneys fail com- can cause other health problems. Although
pletely. And the number of people with CKD CKD often has no symptoms (leading to it
is increasing, mainly because of the epi- being so often unrecognized), those afflict-
demic of obesity. Obesity can lead to diabe- ed may experience digestive tract symp-
tes and diabetes can lead to kidney disease.” toms such as nausea and vomiting, fatigue,
anemia, loss of appetite, sleep problems,
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE A12 which can cause difficulty concentrating,
personality changes or even seizures.
swelling and itching.
There are simple urine and blood tests  Decreased immune response, increas-
ing vulnerability to infection.
that screen for CKD, and Dr. Jaffry says “ev-
eryone should be tested at their annual phys- In addition to diabetes, cardiovascular
ical. It is part of the basic metabolic panel to disease is the most significant risk factor
check on the function of the kidneys.” for CKD; almost half of those with CKD
have one or the other, or both. High blood
The potential complications of CKD can pressure and a family history of kidney
affect almost every part of the body, and disease are other risk factors. Women are
include: slightly more likely than men to develop
CKD, but men are significantly more like-
 Hyperkalemia, a sudden rise in the ly to progress to kidney failure, which re-
blood’s potassium levels, which can impair quires dialysis or a kidney transplant to
heart function and can be life-threatening. stay alive.

 Pericarditis, an inflammation of the Dr. Jaffry says, “Lifestyle makes all the
saclike membrane that envelops the heart. difference in the world. Following a healthy
diet, keeping BMI under 25, and exercising
 Weak bones, and an associated in-
creased risk of bone fractures.

 Damage to the central nervous system,

Dr. Jaffry wants the mone erythropoietin is sometimes recom-
community to know that mended; taken as a dietary supplement, it
aids in the production of red blood cells,
there can be danger to which may relieve the fatigue and weakness
kidney function lurking associated with anemia

in over-the-counter  Medications to relieve swelling. As peo-
medicines and dietary ple with CKD may retain fluids, swelling in
the legs can occur. Diuretics – medications
supplements. that promote the production of urine – can
help maintain the balance of fluids in your
30 minutes a day will help protect against body.
kidney disease.” She is an advocate of the
DASH diet, which includes reducing red Dr. Jaffry wants the community to know
meat, saturated fat and high-fat dairy prod- that there can be danger to kidney func-
ucts, along with an increase in whole grains, tion lurking in over-the-counter medicines
fruits and vegetables. and dietary supplements. “People think
that they are harmless, but they are not,”
Once diagnosed, medications can help she says. “Aspirin and ibuprofen, taken too
manage CKD and its symptoms (informa- frequently, can be toxic to the kidneys. And
tion courtesy of the Mayo Clinic): some vitamins and supplements are not
FDA-controlled, and may contain contami-
 High blood pressure medications. Your nants that the kidneys cannot filter out.”
doctor may recommend medications to low-
er your blood pressure and preserve kidney Additionally, Dr. Jaffry says the drugs tak-
function. en for heartburn and acid indigestion, such
as Prilosec and Nexium, can cause nephri-
 Cholesterol-lowing medications. Peo- tis – an inflammation of the kidneys – which
ple with chronic kidney disease often expe- can lead to impaired kidney function. These
rience high levels of bad cholesterol, which drugs have value in treating what they are
can increase the risk of heart disease; “sta- designed to treat, but they should be taken
tin” drugs are often prescribed to lower those with the knowledge and guidance of your
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Doctors see increase in throat cancer caused by HPV

By Tom Lloyd | Staff Writer Tudor says he and his fellow ENT (ears, duced cancers hide. The reason doctors like Tudor are see-
[email protected] nose and throat) physicians – as otolaryn- The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine ing so many HPV-related cancers is fairly
gologists are more commonly called – are obvious – people enjoy sex.
Say the word “cancer” and the first med- uniquely qualified to identify and help says “HPV now causes most of the oropha-
ical specialties most people think about are treat “oropharyngeal squamous cell car- ryngeal cancers in the U.S.” and points out As Tudor explains, “HPV is most com-
“oncology” or “radiology” or maybe even cinomas” or the head and neck cancers that “more than 20 million Americans have monly transmitted through intimate
“hematology.” that HPV can trigger. some type of genital or oral HPV infection.” contact. That is something that is very
common. And there are hundreds of HPV
It’s probably a safe bet that “otolaryngol- “The oropharynx,” explains the tall, Additionally, the National Institutes of strains and something like 80 to 90 per-
ogy” wouldn’t make anyone’s top 10 list. youthful-looking Tudor, “is one of the ar- Health claims, “the incidence of oropha- cent of people who had three or more
eas of the throat that involves the tonsils, ryngeal squamous cell carcinoma is rising,” sexual partners have been infected with
Maybe that’s because “oh-toe-lair-in-goll- the soft palette, the base of the tongue, and goes on to report it is now the sixth most one strain [or another] and you would fre-
oh-jee” is just so darned tough to pronounce. and the pharynx, or the back of the common cancer in the world with 630,000 quently never know.”
throat” and that’s where many HPV-in- new cases being diagnosed each year re-
Still, when it comes to spotting can- sulting in 350,000 deaths annually. CONTINUED ON PAGE A16
cers caused by the sexually transmitted
human papilloma virus or HPV, Dr. Seth

Dr. Seth Tudor performs a flexible
naso-laryngoscopy procedure on

Haydee Mahannah.

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE A15 vical cancer” but they sometimes think
that’s something their male child doesn’t
The National Cancer Institute says have to worry about.
HPVs “are a group of more than 200 relat-
ed viruses” and that more than 40 of those Indeed, Tudor has heard some parents say,
viruses can be easily spread through di- “Well, I have a boy. Why do I need to get a vac-
rect sexual contact” including vaginal, cine for my son?” But Tudor responds by say-
oral and anal sex. ing, “There are several reasons why your son
should get vaccinated. Just because he can’t
The good news? There are effective get cervical cancer doesn’t mean he can’t get
HPV vaccines available. one of the other types of cancer,” including
cancer of the penis.
The bad news? Many parents are loath
to have their pre-teen children vaccinat- Moreover, getting vaccinated will help
ed for HPV, at an age when the vaccine prevent him from spreading any of the
could be most helpful. many HPV viruses out there to any future
partner or partners.
Tudor is sympathetic to parents’ dilemma.
“Some people have this idea that if you vacci- Given the demographics of this area,
nate kids for an STD it somehow encourages it’s far too late for most people here to
them to engage in sexual behavior.” seek out an HPV vaccine.

But he also points out, “the whole point Children, however, can live their lives
of asking parents to vaccinate their [pre- knowing they are immune from at least
teen] children is because it’s well before some forms of cancer and, as a result, can
they’re even thinking about sex. That’s avoid some of the downright gruesome out-
the way this vaccine works. You get vacci- comes Tudor has seen.
nated before you’re exposed to an HPV in-
fection. That’s the point. You get the vac- “I’ve seen this sort of cancer [in pa-
cine well before you’re going to have sex.” tients] as young as a 29-year-old guy who
had a horrible tumor in the back of his
The Centers for Disease Control recom- tongue that was HPV-related,” adding,
mends 9-to-12-year-olds get two doses of “I’ve seen plenty of 30- and 40-year-old
HPV vaccine six months apart to protect men who also have had it.”
against the cancers caused by HPV
Tudor would like to help the next gen-
And then there are misconceptions which eration avoid all of that and he is eager to
include a ‘boy versus girl’ kind of pretzel logic. explain how.

Most parents, Tudor explains, “are well Dr. T. Seth Tudor’s office is at 12920 U.S.
aware of the link between HPV and cer- 1. Suite B in Sebastian. The phone number
is 772-228-9808.  

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Vero High swimmers ready to meet all challenges

By Ron Holub | Correspondent Anthony Garcia and Zach Bregoff. Corey Stepanek. or so teammates cheering me on.
[email protected] Senior Stepanek joined the team last “For this postseason my goals are to
said. “It’s really fun to be in a relay race
The Vero Beach High swim team en- year and was rewarded with immediate with teammates trying to beat the other advance to regionals in the 100 butterfly
tered the District 7-4A tournament last success. school together. It’s also a great feeling to and to states in the 100 breaststroke. This
Friday at the North County Aquatics be at the last turn in a race and notice ten would be the culmination of the train-
Center in Jupiter with a large contingent ing that I have been doing for the last five
hoping to overtake reigning champion months. I have put everything I have and
Jupiter High for both the boys and girls more into practice up to this point, and as
district titles. Coach Gavin would say, ‘I left it all in the
pool.’ I feel very prepared for districts and
“Last year the boys team lost the dis- regionals.
trict title by five points,” head coach
Gavin Ross said. “If we all come together, “In the end my final goal is to drop a
the boys are looking really good to win it couple of seconds off my 100 breaststroke
this year. and advance to the state championship. I
feel like I have put in the work needed to
“It will be much tougher for the girls, achieve that.”
but if we win districts we’ve got a real-
ly good shot at winning regionals. I’m The coach would like to see that type of
hoping to go top five and maybe even commitment and drive in all of his swim-
top three at regionals with the girls that mers. “I’ve got a big bunch of freshmen
I have.” that only swim during the high school
season,” Ross said. “All I can do is encour-
So the expectations will be sky high, and age them to go on even if they didn’t make
if all goes according to plan, the Indians it to the district meet. If your goal is to
will be well represented at the regional and make districts and regionals with VBHS,
state meets. you pretty much have to swim all year
round with a club program. This team is
Ross oversees a vast network of 56 that strong.” 
swimmers and one diver on his VBHS
roster. The serious swimmers train reg-

Edward Perepetchai, Corey Stepanek, Sam Ospina and Zach Bregoff. Lily Shields, Elizabeth Richardson, Shawna Dean, Sasha Ross and Kendall Schlitt.

ularly with four different club organiza- That spurred him on to train even hard-
tions. There is also the usual array of ca- er for this season.
suals that show up for high school season
only. “I had a great first season and defied
the odds by advancing to regionals for the
Thirty-eight on the squad were sched- 100-yard breaststroke,” Stepanek told us. “I
uled to participate in 64 individual events decided to see just how far I could take that
and six relay races at the district meet. race so I swam all summer for Coach Gavin
A good number were high seeds, which in his program at the Jungle Club. The club
means that Vero will send more than just training was a great time to focus, get my-
a few forward in the postseason. self back into shape, and get one-on-one
time with Coach Gavin.
Some of the swimmers expected to lead
the parade were named by Ross. For the “The VBHS team is an awesome experi-
girls he mentioned Elizabeth Richardson, ence. It’s great to train next to some of my
Sasha Ross, Lindsey Minton, Samantha best friends. I was stoked when I was nom-
Ponce, Olivia Williams, Kendall Schlitt, inated to be a boys team captain because I
Lily Shields and Shawna Dean. The list of had only one year of swimming under my
boys included Corey Stepanek, Edward belt – but I was ready to lead the team.
Perepetchai, Sam Ospina, Matt Pearsaul,
“The swim meets are a blast too,” he

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Bonzo says Sandy, from Far East, is far out!

Hi Dog Buddies! ued, “many in Korea try to change law so “I helping pick up
no more dog for lunch. But also must find
You probly remember, back a few months new job for humans who work in dog farms. branches all over the
ago, when a buncha pooches got rescued Happy news for me and friends in dog farm
from South Kor-EE-uh, which is wa-ay – we get rescue an bring to here. So we get- yard from that, that –
around on The Other Side, and got brought ting ready to be pets, not lunch.”
to the Humane Society. I forgot …”
“How’re things going for you so far, Miss
This week I interviewed one of ’em, San- Sandy?” “Hurrycane,” said
dy Brost, whose story gave me the Utter Wil-
lies at first, but, Thank Lassie, it has a hap- “We were not in so good shape. Much Harry.
py ending. Sandy’s a pretty yellowy-creamy skinny. I had CAT-uh-racks, also. Hadda have
color, nice pink sniffer, looks sorta like a operation. Still get drops in my eyes each day, “Hurrycane.
Lab, ’specially in the face, but smaller body. an now I see much more better. Lizards are
She lives with her new pooch big brother, funny looking. I never know that before. Branches are crisp
Harry; two cats, Bella an Bently; an her new
Mom an Dad, Kelley an Greg. “When first arrive, I not do well in shelter, an fun for crunching,
so put in foster home with very nice human
Sandy an Harry were both barkin’ when lady. Meanwhile, my Forever O-mo-nee ...” I find. I’m still very
me an my assistant knocked, but, since San-
dy was still kinda nervous an figurin’ stuff out, “That’s Korean for ‘Mom,’” Harry said. much jumpy. Also
Harry did the intros. He’s a rescue, too, about “She volunteer at Humane Society,” San-
the same size as Sandy, only with dark fur. An dy explained. “She an my Ah-bo-jee …” barky. I barking at
he’s from TaiWAN, which is also around on “Dad,” said Harry.
The Other Side. (The cats were Elsewhere, as “They came see me. I could tell they bicycles, cars, hu-
cats often are, in my experience.) good. I go right up to them, got all comftub-
ble an happy for first time. So they keep me. mans, ’specially the
“I’m pleased to make your acquaintance, I didn’t know about playing, or chasing liz-
Miss Sandy,” I said politely. “I’d like to hear ards, or what a toy is, or tummy rubs. Harry human who brings
all about you, whatever you’d like to share, says I was jumpy.”
an I’ll just write it down right here in my “She was REAL jumpy,” Harry confirmed. bits of paper Harry
notebook, OK?” “But we got stuff figured out between us
pretty quick. I taught her how to be a mem- calls ‘mail’; also the
Sandy smiled timidly. “Man-na-seo ban- ber-of-the-family pooch. How to play an do
ga-wo-yo. Is nize to meeting you. My Eng- Dog Stuff. And that nobody’s gonna take her dishwasher an the
leash is slow.” food or toys away. And to NOTchew chairs.”
“I not ever see toy before. Now have my scary, loud thing
“No worries, Miss Sandy. My writing’s own basket full. They make liddle sounds
pretty slow, too.” Harry calls ‘squeaks.’ Also, since my eyes that makes cool.
now work good, I discover whole new world
“I think I first must explaining a big full of lizards!” “I’m learning
something different from here, in Korea. It “She does great in the car, too,” Harry said
is, as humans here calling – cultural.” with pride. “When that hurrycane, Irma, to call O-mo-
was comin’, we drove all the way up to South
I was all ears. Carolina in our Ultima. The humans there nee an Ah-bo- Sandy, the South Korean rescue. PHOTO BY GORDON RADFORD
“Here many humans eat cow, chiggan, were very pet frenly. We stayed in a nice jee Mommy an
pig. Is not bad thing. So, in Korea, many hu- motel, then drove all the way home, and Daddy, like Har-
mans eat dog. Is called Gaegogi. Is not bad we both did great, the whole way. We didn’t
thing there. But bad for dog, of course.” whine or toss our dog biscuits an we always ry doing. They teach-
“Woof,” I gulped. “That is Dismal Dog waited for Pit Stops to Do Our Doodie.”
Biscuits.” “An,” said Sandy, also sounding proud, ing to me about good behavior, how to sit dy’s big brother, but don’t tell her that.” He
“Now, with help from Innernational
Humane Society humans,” Sandy contin- calm an still for my eye-drops – and giving winked.

me treats for eating when I remember what Heading home, I was thinking about San-

they teaching to me. Harry calls treats Pos- dy an her happily blended Forever Family.

itive Re-enforcement an calls O-mo-nee an An about how many different combinations

Ah-bo-jee ‘Treatmasters.’” of Happily Blended Families there are. An

“I learning most from Harry. We run how lucky we are to know that, when we get

in back yard together for playing. When I home, there’ll always be a nice bowl of kib-

sleepy, I wanting snuggle very closely to bles, an a fluffy bed – an a tummy rub.

him an he lets me. He is good big brother.

Did you know, Mr. Bonz, that when Harry Till next time,

coming to Cali-FOR-nya from TaiWAN, he The Bonz
was needing to have Immigration Papers?
An they were ALL in Chinese. He have them

still. He showing them to me once.” Don’t Be Shy
“That is Super Cool Kibbles!” I said to

Harry. We are always looking for pets
“I suppose so,” he replied. “I was a liddle with interesting stories.

pupster an don’t remember much about To set up an interview, email
that time. I’m just happy to have a great [email protected]
Forever Family now. I even enjoy being San-

Shoppes at 11th open with
debut of new Goodwill store

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Shoppes at 11th open with debut of new Goodwill store

By Rusty Carter | Staff Writer the highway that carries tourists and locals phone store, in addition to the new Good- an average income of $67,564 within a 15
[email protected] through the heart of Vero Beach. will store. minute drive-time radius.

A two-and-a-half-year real estate devel- The 15,000-square-foot building that The project got underway in March The company has since sold off one
opment process came to partial fruition opened on Friday was purpose-built by 2015 when Roberts Equities purchased a outparcel where O’Reilly will build its own
last Friday when the largest tenant at The Roberts Equities for Goodwill Industries, 3.65-acre bank-owned parcel with 300 lin- store in the near future. It retains owner-
Shoppes at 11th opened for business at which has moved its operation to the new ear feet of frontage on the east side of the ship of the rest of the property and the new
U.S. 1 and 11th Street. location from its former spot next to the highway for $1.25 million. The property at building, which it is leasing to Goodwill.

PHOTOS: GORDON RADFORD

It was a bittersweet moment for Randy postal annex in the K-Mart shopping plaza Artist rendering “The building was constructed specif-
Tulepan, the broker behind the project. a mile north. ically for Goodwill,” Tulepan explained.
He is happy to see The Shoppes open, of 1066 U.S. 1, which extends from 10th Place “We did all the construction management
course, but the success of that and other When The Shoppes at 11th are complete, on the south to 11th Street on the north, and project management in-house. Rick
development projects on U.S. 1 between the center will include a 7,000-square-foot formerly was the location of a Lincoln Bittner, who works with me, handled the
the 4th Street to the south and the 90-de- O’Reilly’s Auto Parts, a fast-food restaurant Mercury dealership. design and construction of the entire site.”
gree bend at 20th Street to the north have and another retail tenant, possibly a cell-
driven up property prices along the busy The company liked the site in part be- The new building has a similar amount of
highway, making future development It’s a date. cause, according to its analysis, more than retail space as Goodwill’s former location,
more challenging. 25,000 vehicles pass by each day and there plus a large back room where donations
Join us for a lunch that are more than 45,000 households with can be sorted and made ready for display.
“I don’t know if we could do a similar you will remember.
project now,” said Tulepan, vice president It also has something the other place
of Roberts Equities, a mid-size real estate Call with an opening on did not have – a drive-up carport on the
development and holding company with your calendar. building’s southern corner, where both
offices in Boca Raton. “The land is getting the public and Goodwill trucks can unload
too expensive.” donations protected from rain and other
inclement weather.
In the past two years, a Cumberland
Farms store, a Wawa, a Wal-Mart Neigh- “That space in the back is crucial,” said
borhood Market and a number of other Brian Itzkowitz, chief operating officer for
retail stores and restaurants have opened Goodwill in Indian River County.
along the stretch, transforming the look of
Hours before the store opened last
NOopwen week, people were already standing out-
side waiting to get in and have first pick
of the newly stocked merchandise. When

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they entered, they found the retail floor MORTGAGE RATES CLIMB TO HIGHEST LEVELS SINCE JULY
packed with racks of clothing. Shelves in
the back of the store were full of dishes, BY KATHY ORTON | The Washington Post The yield on the 10-year Treasury bond tions of tax reform passing continues
glassware, vinyl record albums, DVD mov- shot up to 2.44 percent Wednesday, an to increase as does the speculation that
ies and a wide array of odds and ends. Pushed higher by rising bond yields, increase of 10 basis points in a week. (A we will see a new Fed chair appointed
mortgage rates reached their highest lev- basis point is 0.01 percentage point.) by Trump whose approach will be more
Itzkowitz, who has a background in re- els since July last week. pro-growth,” Shekhar said. “As we know,
tail, talked about how he and his associ- The movement of long-term bonds good news for the economy is usually
ates choreographed the move. According to the latest data released tends to be one of the best indicators of bad news for MBS and hence the mort-
last Thursday by Freddie Mac, the 30- where mortgage rates are headed. When gage rates. So expect the rates to contin-
“We closed the other store at 5:30 p.m., year fixed-rate average jumped to 3.94 yields go up, home loan rates tend to fol- ue to inch up in the coming weeks.”
and immediately began moving the inven- percent with an average 0.5 point. low.
tory here,” he said. “Since we didn’t get the (Points are fees paid to a lender equal Meanwhile, mortgage applications
CO (certificate of occupancy) until very re- to 1 percent of the loan amount.) It was Bankrate.com, which puts out a week- declined last week, according to the
cently, we had little choice.” 3.88 percent a week ago and 3.47 percent ly mortgage rate trend index, found that latest data from the Mortgage Bankers
a year ago. more than half of the experts it surveyed Association. The market composite in-
The rush prompted Goodwill to ditch say rates will rise further in the coming dex – a measure of total loan application
the grand opening planned for Friday. The 15-year fixed-rate average week. Shashank Shekhar, chief executive volume – decreased 4.6 percent. The re-
climbed to 3.25 percent with an average of Arcus Lending, is one who predicts finance index dropped 3 percent, while
“Yet people still found us,” Itzkowitz 0.5 point. It was 3.19 percent a week ago rates will move higher. the purchase index fell 6 percent.
quipped. Looking around the store at the and 2.78 percent a year ago. The five-
white walls with large blue lettering, he year adjustable rate average rose to 3.21 “Mortgage-backed securities (MBS) The refinance share of mortgage ac-
added “I think it turned out pretty well.” percent with an average 0.4 point. It was continue to see pressure as expecta- tivity accounted for 49.5 percent of all
3.17 percent a week ago and 2.84 percent applications.
While Goodwill is known best for giving a year ago.
used clothing a second life, just as Robert’s “Refinance applications decreased 3
Equities gave the abandoned car deal- “Rates increased late last week as the percent in response to the bump up in
ership site a second incarnation, its re- market responded to news of a Senate rates,” Kan said. “Applications for home
sources are impressive. On its website, the budget plan which may positively im- purchase loans decreased 6 percent over
Maryland-based nonprofit notes annual pact tax reform progress and more spec- the week but were still almost 10 percent
retail sales of $4.16 billion. ulation around the future leadership of higher than the same week a year ago.
the Federal Reserve,” said Joel Kan, an Additionally, the average loan amount
Still on the drawing board for Tule- economist with the Mortgage Bankers on purchase applications last week in-
pan at the Shoppes is a 4,000-square-foot Association. creased to $317,000, the highest since
freestanding building that will house the May 2017, as home prices remain elevat-
restaurant and third retail tenant. Investors’ enthusiasm for equities ed due to tight inventory.” 
caused a sell-off in the bond market,
Besides the Shoppes, Robert’s Equities driving prices lower and yields higher.
redeveloped the Cumberland Farms site
at U.S. 1 and 17th Street. Tulepan says his
company has since sold that property to
an investor who leases the land to Cum-
berland. 

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MAINLAND REAL ESTATE SALES: OCT. 23 THROUGH OCT. 27

TOP SALES OF THE WEEK

The week leading up to Halloween saw a scary-good amount of action on the mainland real estate
front, as 27 single-family residences and lots changed hands from Oct. 23-27.
The top sale of the week in Vero Beach was the home at 1890 Paseo Del Lago Lane. This 4-bed-
room, 4-bath, 4,330-square-foot house was listed and sold on the same day last week, for
$950,000.
In Sebastian, the week’s best sale was the residence at 6199 Island Harbor Road. Originally listed for
$499,900 in April, the 3-bedroom, 3-bath, 1,998-square foot abode fetched $429,000 on Oct. 26.

SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND LOTS

ORIGINAL SELLING
PRICE
TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD
$950,000
VERO BEACH 1890 PASEO DEL LAGO LANE 10/27/2017 $950,000 10/27/2017 $550,000
VERO BEACH 5320 W HARBOR VILLAGE DRIVE #201 6/9/2017 $579,000 10/25/2017 $495,000
VERO BEACH 4225 7TH PLACE 8/1/2017 $499,000 10/26/2017 $430,000
VERO BEACH 1000 ST. JAMES LANE 9/19/2017 $449,000 10/23/2017 $429,000
SEBASTIAN 6199 ISLAND HARBOR ROAD 4/6/2017 $499,900 10/26/2017 $380,000
VERO BEACH 6438 55TH 10/27/2017 $380,000 10/27/2017 $315,000
VERO BEACH 5145 SAPPHIRE LANE SW 7/14/2017 $329,999 10/23/2017 $315,000
SEBASTIAN 615 GOSSAMER WING WAY 5/2/2017 $325,000 10/25/2017 $290,000
VERO BEACH 560 32ND COURT 4/19/2017 $310,000 10/26/2017 $282,500
VERO BEACH 4565 BRIDGEPOINTE WAY 8/7/2017 $289,000 10/27/2017 $257,500
VERO BEACH 4337 56TH LANE 6/26/2017 $285,000 10/26/2017 $245,000
SEBASTIAN 342 BISCAYNE LANE 8/21/2017 $250,000 10/27/2017 $236,000
VERO BEACH 640 KENWOOD DRIVE SW 5/18/2017 $245,000 10/25/2017 $230,000
VERO BEACH 1545 16TH COURT SW 8/9/2017 $227,900 10/27/2017 $230,000
VERO BEACH 5220 3RD MANOR 8/11/2017 $239,900 10/24/2017 $210,700
VERO BEACH 5950 SPICEWOOD LANE 7/26/2017 $214,900 10/24/2017 $195,000
VERO BEACH 465 11TH COURT 9/18/2017 $199,500 10/25/2017 $185,000
VERO BEACH 1510 33RD AVENUE 6/29/2017 $220,000 10/23/2017 $175,000
VERO BEACH 1256 37TH AVENUE 8/15/2017 $178,500 10/27/2017 $170,000
VERO BEACH 495 24TH AVENUE 9/7/2017 $174,900 10/23/2017 $163,000
VERO BEACH 536 7TH PLACE UNIT#101 9/1/2017 $170,000 10/23/2017 $135,000
VERO BEACH 530 N TROPIC LANE UNIT#8B 10/9/2017 $140,000 10/27/2017 $115,000
VERO BEACH 2314 2ND COURT SE 4/17/2017 $125,500 10/23/2017 $98,000
VERO BEACH 1455 4TH COURT SW 8/7/2017 $122,000 10/27/2017 $80,000
VERO BEACH 101 SPRINGLAKE DRIVE UNIT#106 9/19/2017 $84,900 10/27/2017 $63,000
VERO BEACH 1115 11TH TERRACE SW 9/5/2017 $79,000 10/24/2017 $58,000
VERO BEACH 53 WOODLAND DRIVE UNIT#103 8/24/2017 $62,500 10/25/2017

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HERE ARE SOME OF THE TOP RECENT INDIAN RIVER COUNTY REAL ESTATE SALES.

5320 W Harbor Village Drive Unit #201, Vero Beach 4225 7th Place, Vero Beach

Listing Date: 6/9/2017 Listing Date: 8/1/2017
Original Price: $579,000 Original Price: $499,000
Sold: 10/25/2017 Sold: 10/26/2017
Selling Price: $550,000 Selling Price: $495,000
Listing Agent: Bonnie Olzack Listing Agent: Sam Robbins

Selling Agent: Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc. Selling Agent: Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc.

Sally Weld Lurie Ralph Santoro

Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc. Billero & Billero Properties

1000 St. James Lane, Vero Beach 6199 Island Harbor Road, Sebastian

Listing Date: 9/19/2017 Listing Date: 4/6/2017
Original Price: $449,000 Original Price: $499,900
Sold: 10/23/2017 Sold: 10/26/2017
Selling Price: $430,000 Selling Price: $429,000
Listing Agent: Jim Knapp Listing Agent: Francine Kidder

Selling Agent: Alex MacWilliam Selling Agent: RE/MAX Crown Realty

Kieran Hickey Francine Kidder

Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc. RE/MAX Crown Realty

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Coming Up! ‘Restless’ dance
legend still finds
FOR ‘HORRORS,’ time for Vero
PLANT YOURSELF
AT THEATRE GUILD PAGE B2

By SAMANTHA BAITA | Staff Writer
[email protected]

1 Who among us can ever
forget those immortal
words “Feed me, Seymour!”
uttered by a potted plant with
a taste for blood? Yep, the rock
musical, sci-fi, horror, comedy
“Little Shop of Horrors” is back
in town, opening on the Vero
Beach Theatre Guild stage next
Thursday, Nov. 9. The stage play
“Little Shop of Horrors” was
originally an off-Broadway mu-
sical comedy by composer Alan
Menken and writer Howard
Ashman, based on a low-budget
1960 film of the same name. It
is the strange tale of terminally
nerdy orphan Seymour Krel-
born, who works in Mr. Mush-
nik’s rundown florist shop in
a rundown part of town. Sey-
mour not-so-secretly pines for
Audrey, the sweet, ditsy blond
shop assistant, who has a sadis-
tic dentist boyfriend. Following

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‘Restless’ dance legend still finds time for Vero

By Michelle Genz | Staff Writer and tights for workout pants and T-shirts. Farewell. Wendy Whelan and Evans.
[email protected] That “unstrapping,” as she calls it, has helped
answer the question of what to do with the to mature. She’s also a careful listener. PHOTOS BY: PAUL KOLNICK
As a little girl, Wendy Whelan was never rest of her dancing life. “Every time I do a talk, there’s a different
much for tutus. The world-renowned dancer rose-laden curtain call that Whelan jokes
of near-miraculous ability and the guest of a Whelan’s Vero appearance is one of many audience and different questions. Someone “lasted half-an-hour”) in ways resembled the
Ballet Vero Beach benefit this coming Mon- she has given since her film began appearing in their 20s who dances asks very different life changes that everyone faces when a door
day, she was raised in Kentucky by a mom in theaters last May. Strikingly down to earth, questions from a non-dancer person in their closes on a passion or career.
who coached women’s college basketball. Whelan articulates remarkably well not only 80s. And I love that.”
Whelan herself always wanted to be an ath- the seemingly indescribable feats she per- “It’s kind of like a breakup,” she says.
lete. forms, but her reflections on what it means Her internationally publicized retirement
from New York City Ballet in 2014 (witnessed
“I was a tomboy kid,” she told 32963 by by Ballet Vero Beach’s Adam Schnell and
phone last week, eager to face the questions Camilo Rodriguez, who flew up for her final
of her Vero audience at both a meet-and-
greet cocktail hour and in the talk-back fol-
lowing the screening of her new documenta-
ry, “Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan.”

That remarkably intimate portrait of the
New York City Ballet principal dancer follows
her through her final months with the com-
pany after a record-setting 30 years; into the
operating room for four hours of surgery to
her hip; and along a new and very different
path in her life as a dancer, modern dance, a
passion that consumes her now.

That new focus is a logical extension of the
niche she carved for herself at NYCB: con-
temporary ballet. The way she executed it
was nothing short of extreme sport, as inter-
viewer Terry Gross put it in her July interview
with Whelan on NPR’s “Fresh Air.”

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2014, her muscle memory was a traffic jam Coming to grips with the limitations of
of some 50 ballets, many of them created es- her body, the sexpectation of youthfulness
pecially for her. One bit of cartilage had had by both audiences and her employers, and
enough, though: the gasket-like labrum that the need to create a new set of challenges for
held her right hip bone in its socket. herself independent of the company, are all
fodder for the down-to-earth discussion she
The injury had happened years earlier, will doubtless have here.
doctors told her, but only caused her pain
after the insult of a minor slip. That misstep At the Monday (Nov. 6) benefit, Whelan
coincided with another blow: the day in 2011 will first mingle with guests at Quail Valley
that ballet master Peter Martins told her she Club’s Royal Palm Pointe restaurant starting
was aging out of “The Nutcracker” role of the at 5 p.m. Then, the 7 p.m. screening of “Rest-
Sugar Plum Fairy, which she had danced for less Creature:Wendy Whalen” at the Majestic
22 years. Theatre, followed by a talk-back with Adam
Schnell. Tickets are only available through
Not that Whelan couldn’t laugh at the dis- the ballet’s website, www.balletverobeach.
parity in age between her middle-age fairy org/restless-creature.php, or by calling 772-
and her male partners; she even posted once 905-2651. 
on Facebook calling herself “Cougar Plum” to
her much younger Cavalier.

“When one person or the other can’t go on Whelan says.
with the relationship, you have to break That little sister her mother was protecting
up. Part of the fear is how is it going to feel.
Am I going to be bitter? Am I going to feel was hardly a shrinking violet either. She went
depressed?” on to become a Louisville homicide detec-
tive. Whelan’s older brother works in the cof-
Though there are tears shed in the docu- fee business and runs a nonprofit group that
mentary – and likely more will be by the film’s stages “sobriety tents” at rock concerts.
audience next month -- Whelan’s change of
direction has brought a tremendous sense of Wendy’s early toughness was tested at the
release; she frequently compares it to a shed- tender age of 12, when she was diagnosed
ding of her skin, like a snake. with severe scoliosis, and made to wear a
15-pound cast on her torso for month-long
Following her Vero visit, she will begin a stints, alternating with days of traction in
West Coast tour of a new suite of dances, the hospital. Through those five months, she
“Some of a Thousand Words,” with choreog- continued taking ballet classes at the urging
rapher Brian Brooks, one of the four chore- of her teachers at Louisville Ballet’s academy.
ographers featured in “Restless Creature.” (A
new Brooks work will have its world premiere A year later, her spine much improved,
this spring with Miami City Ballet, perform- she arrived in New York City for a summer
ing March 2-4 at West Palm’s Kravis Center.) intensive at NYCB’s academy, the School of
American Ballet. Two years later, at 15, she
Whelan herself has been a restless crea- became a year-round scholarship student at
ture since she was old enough to walk. She the school, leaving her hometown of Louis-
says people often compare her to her mother ville with her parents’ full encouragement.
for her stamina, who while no longer coach-
ing at 73, still works for a Catholic school ath- From that moment, her ascent was rap-
letic association. “She’s got an energy like I id. Anointed apprentice at 17, at 19 she was
can’t even explain. Unlike any other mother welcomed into the company, quickly be-
I’ve ever seen.” coming a master of the extremely difficult
Balanchine repertoire. With its lightning fast
Hardly the doting ballet mom, Whelan’s footwork and rigorous demands on muscles,
mom first checked tiny Wendy into a toddler Balanchine’s works made the most of her
ballet class to channel her rambunctiousness athleticism and brought critics’ praises for
away from her baby sister. her body’s spare, strong lines.

“Oh yeah, she was a dropper-offer,” By the time she danced her final work in

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‘Hank Williams’: County icon’s tale compellingly told

By Michelle Genz | Staff Writer “Hank Williams: Lost High- ern country music.
[email protected] From Williams’ scratchy
way” is set in the post-war
After last year’s successful staging of the hillbilly songs to his deeper,
Johnny Cash tribute, “Ring of Fire,” Riverside American south. It opens with Ben Hope as ‘Hank Williams.’ heart-breaking ballads, it’s
Theatre opens its 2017-18 season with an- a stirring solo by blues singer Ben Hope in the role of Hank
other lesson in country music history. This who must convey the singer’s
time, though, the engaging and illuminating Rufus “Tee Tot” Payne, an ear- range, including from sober
“Hank Williams: Lost Highway” is a true nar- to smashed. If country’s Ap-
rative and not just a tribute. ly influence on Williams’ mu- palachian roots include trac-
es of Irish fiddle music, Hope
The ground-breaking singer/songwriter’s sic and a haunting presence had his practice on Broad-
career was shockingly brief; he died an un- way: In 2013, he took over
stoppable alcoholic at 29. As such, the story throughout the show. From as the male lead in “Once,”
of his life easily compresses into a two-hour a musical set in Dublin that
re-telling and still leaves time for two dozen his perch on a ragged porch won eight Tony awards.
of Williams’ greatest songs.
to the audience’s left, actor Regarding Williams’ sound,
Like so many rags-to-riches tales in the it got a major boost early on
music world, Williams’ story suits the stage Tony Perry embodies the role from Fred Rose, himself an
perfectly. Starting with his hard-driving excellent songwriter who
mother (Marcie McGuigan) who saw music movingly as Tee Tot coaches was also Williams’ producer
as her son’s escape from poverty to the ad- and publisher. Rose is played
diction that cut short not only his perform- young Hank to “Sing! SING!” by David Lutken, who co-directs with his
ing but his prolific song-writing, Williams’ wife, Sherry.
burn-out came after being fired from the and shares swigs from a flask The sound Rose does not settle for is the
Grand Ole Opry, abandoned by his band, voice of Williams’ microphone-hogging wife
and divorced from the wife he warned he never far from Williams’ lips. Audrey. That comic role is played by Hope’s
couldn’t live without. real-life wife, Katie Barton. It takes consid-
On the opposite side of erable skill to sing badly, and Barton does;
Dismal as his death was, Williams has she’s been in plenty of country music revues
achieved iconic status in American popular the stage, red vinyl bar stools where she has the simpler task of singing
music; to many, he is considered the father
of modern country. lined up at a diner counter,

with a moony-eyed waitress

(Sherry Lutken, the co-direc-

tor) standing in for Hank’s

millions of fans. after tune, including “Honky Tonk Blues,”

Joining Hank at center stage are the Drift- “Jambalaya (On the Bayou),” “Move it on

ing Cowboys, a guitarist, bass player and Over” and Williams’ beautiful signature bal-

fiddler played by three excellent actor/musi- lad, “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry.”

cians. They follow Williams from “Louisiana Infusing his own version of hillbilly with

Hayride,” the early radio show that launched Tee Tot’s soulful blues, Williams lays the

his career, to Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry. foundation for a new genre of popular mu-

Starting with “Setting the Woods on Fire,” sic. In the span of a decade, he earned a

Hank and the Cowboys rip through tune place in music history as the father of mod-

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COMING UP 2 Harkening back to the days when
wildlife – mostly monkeys – roamed

CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 freely in what was then McKee Jungle Gar-
dens, today’s McKee Botanical Garden

unveils its new exhibition, “It’s A Jungle

a “Total Eclipse of the Sun,” Seymour dis- Out There,” starring 24 wonderful replicas

covers a strange, spindly little plant has of those long-ago animals. The sculptures

appeared in the shop. He names it Au- have been handcrafted from recycled

drey II and tries unsuccessfully to nurse metal, specifically for McKee, by the Ark

it back to health – until he accidentally Collective of Wildlife Garden Creations

figures out what the plant need to sur- in Nairobi, Kenya, and they are wondrous

vive. As Seymour indeed. You’ll defi-

dutifully provides ‘Little Shop of Horrors.’ nitely want to have

Audrey II with your cellular in

nourishment, it photo mode to cap-

grows, and grows, ture each of the new

Top row: Sam Sherwood (Hoss), Eric Scott Anthony (Burrhead), David Finch (Loudmouth) and grows – and denizens of the jun-
Bottom row: Katie Barton (Audrey Williams); Ben Hope (Hank Williams); Marcy McGuigan (Mama Lilly)
the plot thickens. gle, peering out at

well, albeit in imitation, including as Tammy “Lost Highway” opened off-Broadway Director Mark Wy- you from the lush
Wynette in “Stand by Your Man.” just before New Year’s Day 2002, the 50th
anniversary of Hank Williams’ death. In gonik has assem- foliage: a lion, zebra,
The horrible voice makes a good running Vero, the Hank Williams revue runs almost
joke, though the real-life Audrey Williams to the day of the anniversary of the death of bled a strong cast hippo, gorilla, gi-
had a complex hold on her husband that is Jason Edwards, the actor and director of last
never made clear in the play. By the time they year’s “Ring of Fire,” at Riverside. Edwards, (mostly all human), raffe, perhaps even
split up in 1951 after seven years of marriage, who died of a heart attack on the day he
Williams told her prophetically, “I won’t live was scheduled to fly home from Vero, had led by Guild favor- an elephant or two.
another year without you.” worked with many in the “Lost Highway”
cast and crew, including with its co-author ite Ben Earman As are all of McKee’s
By the second act, all levity is lost as Wil- Randal Myler. The show’s subject served to
liams descends into desperate alcohol and point out the poignancy of Edwards’ own as Seymour, and excellent exhibits,
drug abuse. Hope convincingly portrays the talent prematurely silenced, and I heard
fading star not just as a staggering, slurring several in the audience note the sad coin- they’re ready to let “It’s A Jungle Out
drunk but a talent at the edge of sanity. The cidence.
Alabama native grew up with country mu- out all the stops as There” is one for the
sic, and with a BFA in musical theater at the Like Edwards, the actor/musicians in
University of Central Florida, has gone on such biographical revues often perform in they “sing, dance entire family to en-
to play a half-dozen country and folk music the same shows again and again, perfecting
stars, including Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, the style of the eras they portray. As they en- and act their way joy again and again,
George Jones and Woody Guthrie. Not to tertain, they educate.
mention the heartthrob Guy in “Once.” (I’m through this deli- and it’ll remain
guessing Hope’s Hank has had a turn with Until I started listening to Hank Williams
“Falling Slowly.”) a few weeks ago, gearing up for Riverside’s ciously creepy sci- through April 29.
production, the only song I really knew well
As Hope morphs into a booze-stricken was from a play I was in in college. fi smash hit about
wreck, foisting himself on his band, he man-
ages an entire song just off the beat, and with My professor, the director, chose an a people-eating plant.” “Little Shop of 3 The Penny Creek Band will bring
the end near, lurches with abandon through anachronistic ballad to set off his staging Horrors” runs through Nov. 26, and it their heart-felt, hard-driving blue-
a frightening joyride with the groupie wait- of the ancient Greek comedy, “Lysistrata,”
ress that ends when he sprawls across the in which women go on a sex strike to force promises to be the kind of hugely enter- grass music to the Sebastian Inlet this
stage, unconscious. their men to bring an end to war.
taining evening of musical comedy the- Saturday, as the popular Sebastian Inlet
Williams’ death is described after the fact. Even 2400 years ago, what tune could
He died in the back seat of his convertible better convey the aching husbands’ misery ater the Guild has long been known for; State Park Night Sounds concert series
Cadillac, discovered by his driver when he than “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”?
pulled over to check on the singer as they one you really, really don’t want to miss. continues in one of the most appealing
made their way through a New Year’s Eve “Hank Williams: Lost Highway” runs
snowstorm to a show in Ohio. through Nov. 12.  outdoor concert venues in the area. Pen-

It’s A Jungle Out There. ny Creek, says the concert promo, plays
traditional bluegrass, vintage country,

and fresh, original material, with “tons

of energy and excitement, smooth har-

monies, heavy rhythm, and dynamic

instrumentation.” The concerts are free

with park entrance fee, and you’ll be able

to buy burgers, dogs, snacks and pop.

The concerts are held at the pavilions on

Coconut Point, on the south side of Se-

bastian Inlet Bridge. Most concerts begin

at 7 p.m. and last a couple of hours. Toss

a couple of folding chairs in the trunk so

you can relax and watch the sun set as

the band plays on. 

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Dulcet moment: Gifford Youth Orchestra soars at soiree

By Stephanie LaBaff | Staff Writer Kathleen Tonkel and Liz Melnick.
[email protected]
Lee Blatt, Crystal Bujol and Syd Blatt. PHOTOS: DENISE RITCHIE Luke Pelt and Judith Lennox.
Ocean breezes carried musical notes
out to sea “on a string and a prayer” at a Alexis Krasotkin, Tatiana Wallace and Bevohn Dougall. Javier Edmond, Marian Wenzel, Floyd Jones Jr. and Courtney Godwin.
Getting to Know You soiree last Friday
evening at the Grand Harbor Beach Club with the violin at a GYO concert she at- ers,” said Wallace. “Music has helped me fect. It’s impressive considering the envi-
to introduce the current crop of talented tended as a second-grader and now can’t so much.” ronment they grow up in.”
Gifford Youth Orchestra musicians. imagine her life without music.
Longtime supporter Kathy Tonkel said The GYO will present their free annual
As guests enjoyed cocktails and ap- “I know if I hadn’t gone to that concert she was impressed by the perseverance concert at 2 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Gifford Com-
petizers and bid on silent-auction items, I probably wouldn’t be where I am today – of the young artists, noting, “They learn munity Center. For more information visit
they had an opportunity to chat with a first violinist playing with eighth-grad- discipline and that practice makes per- gyotigers.org. 
the young instrumentalists about what
they have learned through the program.
Throughout the course of the intimate
get-together, the musicians also demon-
strated their ability to make music, sweet
music.

The GYO was founded 14 years ago by
Rev. Dr. Crystal Bujol as a way to keep
children off the streets by teaching them
how to play the violin, and it continues to
hit all the right notes. More than 160 chil-
dren have participated in the program
since the first chord was struck, with 100
percent of their high school graduates
moving on to college.

“Tonight is about letting people meet
our kids; to see who they are and what
they can do. Then they can go out and tell
the world about us. We want people to fall
in love with our kids and our program,”
Bujol explained. “I am amazed that af-
ter 14 years there are people in Gifford
and Indian River County that don’t know
about the Gifford Youth Orchestra.”

What began strictly as a strings pro-
gram with violin, viola and cello has
grown to also include piano and voice.
The nonprofit strives to provide educa-
tion, experience and training in various
cultural and performing arts, with a core
focus on mastering instrumentals.

“Music is the hook, but we also teach
life skills, teamwork, cooperation and
discipline,” said Bujol. “We teach them
how to use their musical skills to earn
money so they know they can put food on
the table.”

Tatiana Wallace, a seventh-grade stu-
dent at Gifford Middle School, fell in love

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First Bites: The bustling American Icon Brewery

BY LISA ZAHNER Carnivore
Staff Writer Pizza.

Long, long ago, it was a working diesel Quinoa
power plant. Then for years, it sat emp- Salad.
ty. Preserve it or level it? No one seemed to
have a Big Idea – plus the cash to implement The Icon Burger. Power Plant
it – as the old hulk rotted alongside the rail- Shrimp Tacos.
road tracks. Then developer Michael Rech- PHOTOS BY GORDON RADFORD
ter came along. Now, this historic building chain restaurants and significantly less Hours:
is embarking on a second life as (drum roll Turkey Burger. expensive than Vero’s more upscale bis- Monday through Thursday,
please) the American Icon Brewery – a bus- tros, American Icon Brewery strikes a
tling micro-brewery and eatery. But oh, if hearty, creamy and satisfying brew, and good happy medium. Burgers and sand- 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
those walls could talk ... the Mic (pronounced Mick), a smooth, wiches range from $11 for an avocado tur- Friday 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.
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energy (no pun intended) in this old power
plant, and locals have taken notice in the Service: Our server was attentive and Initial impressions: American Icon Brew- Beverages: Beer and wine
short couple of weeks the American Icon knowledgeable about the growing selec- ery has the potential to establish a loyal cli-
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zanine, clean lines of tables and a bar, beer nist, is off this week. Her reviews will resume
taps artistically set into the side of a pre- higher price in the next issue. 
served relic turbine. tag than

Food: Everything our party ordered in American Icon
our two visits exceeded expectations. The Beer Flight.
Icon Burger and the Legally Drunk Goat
Burger (both $13.50) rival the very best in
Vero, and the Power Plant Tacos ($11.50)
with delicate blackened mahi were just
right. The appetizers we shared were gen-
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hot. The salt & pepper calamari ($12.50) is
a mountain of lightly-breaded, tender cal-
amari enough for three people. The duck
wings ($13.50) were crispy, moist and fla-
vorful, washed down with beer brewed on
site.

Drink: Brewing takes time, and some
of the expected beers are not quite ready
yet. But the flight of five we were served
last week showed there is something for
just about everyone – unless cocktails are
your thing. If there was a suggestion box,
“Obtain Liquor License” would be tops on
our wish list. Of the beers, our two favor-
ites were the Freedom Torch Milk Stout, a

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SOLUTIONS TO PREVIOUS ISSUE (OCTOBER 27) ON PAGE B17

ACROSS DOWN
1 Interview (7) 1 Willpower (13)
5 Tubes (5) 2 Existence (5)
8 Set of three (5) 3 Within a building (7)
9 River in South America (7) 4 Blender (4,9)
10 Gather (7) 5 Cost (5)
11 Occasion (5) 6 Saying or adage (7)
12 Thoughtless (13) 7 Impatient (5-8)
15 Paperwork (informal) (5) 13 Deletion (7)
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ACROSS 62 Eastwood apology connections 50 Musical cabinet The Washington Post
after opening a 51 Makes up (for)
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8 Crony’s goddess of love 118 Ailment ending 60 Moves like Elvis’s
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71 Bird’s cry DOWN hips
11 Derive by 74 Letters in letters? 61 Blue diamond,
reasoning 75 Ointment 1 “It ___ the first
76 Truffaut’s The time” for one
16 The ___ Heights Story of ___ 63 Quisling’s crime
17 Zip, to Zola 77 LBJ VP 2 Star Wars actor’s 64 “Don’t ___ soul”
19 Alcohol arrest, 78 Magnum, P.I.’s first name 65 Copyreading
setting:
briefly abbr. 3 Greet, in a way instruction
20 Culture that gave 79 1969 film about 4 Small bay 66 They’re looking at
people 5 Axioms
us the word who ruthlessly 6 Ho Chi follower you, kid
“berserk” yank your wash 7 Passover-eve 67 Morse bit
21 Washday folks out before it’s 71 At the home of
who didn’t check done? event 72 Sighing words
their pockets? 81 Brontë and Post 8 The germ of an 73 Result of using
24 Oreo filling 83 Of the north wind
25 Makes sure no 84 Singer Marvin ___ too much Clorox?
one steals any 85 Epsilon follower 9 Excess 75 Leb. neighbor
Fab or Tide? 86 Major work 10 Went wide 76 Seven Days in
26 Was an accessory 88 A movie channel, 11 Cuzco dwellers
to in 12 Ex-strongman of May actress
27 Alert from the P.D. TV-listing 79 Trig func.
28 Bite aftermath, shorthand Panama 80 Marketplaces
perhaps 90 Wilbur’s pet 13 Favorite actor of 82 Penny on TV
29 Map abbr. 94 “___ we speak” 83 Francis X. of the
30 Filmed, in Variety 96 Harmonizing laundromat
32 David Copperfield music, owners? silents
embezzler ___-wop 14 Mrs. Hoggett in 87 Cuomo’s
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Americans: abbr. add-on 15 Oboist’s need successor
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37 Water-diluted rum 103 Cut in a certain 18 Orioles’ home 91 School break
40 Drops on your way 21 Exaggerated kiss 92 Overact
head? 105 With 110 Across, sound 93 French painter
43 Four-legged body- what laundromats 22 Make ___ (display
surfers affect? one’s anger Raoul
47 Stick around 109 Maker of the loudly) 95 Checks out
49 Folks who are arcade game 23 Norma McCorvey,
serious Missile Command in a famous court books?
about cleaning? 110 See 105 Across case 96 One behind the
52 Bordeaux buddy 111 Lacks 31 ___ feat (quite an
53 Lead paint 112 With Kan, a dog accomplishment) wheel: abbr.
monitor: abbr. food 33 Come before 97 Trompe l’___
54 Sticker numbers 113 Like Amahl 35 Speaker, in Latin 98 Alaskan cruise
55 Rotates 114 Actress Rainer 36 Sammy Davis and
56 Composer 115 McCourt Lon Chaney sights
Khachaturian bestseller, 38 Word of apology 100 Greek weights
57 They’re right in Angela’s ___ 39 Tiny insect 101 “Fish ___ bait”
front of U 116 Company 41 “Poor People’s 103 “So funny I forgot
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trucks 42 They, in Nantes 104 Landing guesses,
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TEXTBOOK DEFENSE FOR ALL PLAYERS NORTH
Q 10 4
Eli Broad, the only person to build two Fortune 500 companies in different industries WEST 10 7 6 2 EAST
(KB Home and SunAmerica), said, “How absurd that our students tuck their cellphones, J962 A J 10 8 2 A75
BlackBerrys, iPads and iPods into their backpacks when they enter a classroom and pull 94 A Q83
out a tattered textbook.” Do you agree? 3 KQ75
J 10 7 6 4 3 SOUTH 982
The result in this week’s deal rested primarily on South’s play at trick one. This K83
depended on his reading of West’s diamond-three opening lead. Was that a singleton AKJ5
or low from length with an honor in the suit? 964
KQ5
Suppose declarer judges it to be from length and plays low from the board. How should
the defenders continue from there? Dealer: South; Vulnerable: North-South

North might have raised one no-trump to three no-trump in the hope that his club ace The Bidding:
would help shore up that suit. Here, that would have worked well. But using Stayman
could hardly be called an error. SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
1 NT Pass 2 Clubs Pass
After East takes the first trick, he should return the diamond seven (or, even better, 2 Hearts Pass 4 Hearts All Pass LEAD:
his other honor!), a suit-preference signal telling partner that he has an entry card in 3 Diamonds
spades. West will ruff, shift to a spade and receive a second ruff to defeat the contract.

With this layout, if South wins the first trick with dummy’s diamond ace, he then has to
guess the trump suit as well. The normal play would be: heart to the ace, club to the
ace, heart to the jack. Here, as you can see, that works swimmingly.

What about Broad’s comment? In some ways, I agree, but children should not be
allowed to use calculators to do math.

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Jan. 14. Alzheimer & Parkinson Association programs/ (All Rates Include Cart and Tax)
services. 772-563-0505
Riverside Theatre - Hank Williams: Lost Highway, 1600 SOUTH 3RD ST., FORT PIERCE 772-465-8110
a musical tribute on the Stark Stage thru Nov. 12. 4 30th Anniversary Celebration of restored
Railroad Station on 14th Avenue in Down-
NOVEMBER town Vero Beach, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. hosted by
IRC Historical Society. 772-778-3435

2 Hunger-Free Holidays Radiothon to bene- 4 Run Vero Twilight 2-Mile evening race, From US1, turn East on Ohio Ave., Directly behind TD Bank
fit United Against Poverty , tune in from 6:30 p.m. (7:10 p.m. kids run) from
6 a.m. to 6 p.m. to 93.7 FM WGYL, 97.1 Ocean MacWilliam Park, with post-race festivities to NOW AVAILABLE! LIMITED OPENINGS
FM, B94.7 Fresh Country and News Radio WTTB benefit VBHS Cross Country team. [Postponed SEASONAL GOLF MEMBERSHIPS
105.7. Call pledges into 855-YES-FOOD (937- due to storm] 772-569-7364
3663) $110000 Single + tax $150000 Family + tax
4 Penny Creek Band at Sebastian Inlet State
2 Samaritan Center Soup Bowl, 11:30 a.m. Park Night Sounds concert series, 7 p.m. 9 Hole Facility Weekly Men’s & Ladies
to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 7 p.m. at 40+ at Coconut Point pavilions. Free with park entry Tournaments
churches and businesses around town. 772- fee. 772-388-2750 Designed by
770-2900 Join our Ladies Golf Association
4 to April 29 - McKee Botanical Garden - It’s “Joe Lee”
2 Chimps Kitchen, 6 p.m. at Cobalt at Vero a Jungle out There exhibition of animals Take lessons from PGA/LPGA
Beach Hotel and Spa to benefit Save the made from recycled metal. 772-794-0601
Chimps Sanctuary for rescued chimpanzees. Professional, Kathy Cassese
$100; $175 for two. 772-429-2225 5 Vero Beach Choral Society presents Wings
of Song, with spirituals and selections 229-2739Island Dunes
3 Scholarship Foundation of IRC Football from The Sacred Harp, 4 p.m. at Community Country Club
Classic between Vero and Sebastian High Church of Vero Beach. $20. 772-494-5011 8735 S Ocean Country Club • Jensen Beach
Schools, 5:30 p.m. VIP BBQ Dinner; 7 p.m. kick- Located on Hutchinson Island, 3 miles south of the Power Plant (Closed Mondays)
off at Sebastian River High School Shark Stadi- 5 Screening of the Ken Burns documenta-
um. 772-569-9869 ry, Defying the Nazis, starring Tom Hanks

3|4 Muster and Music Festival at U.S. Solutions from Games Pages ACROSS DOWN
Navy SEAL Museum – tactical in October 27, 2017 Edition 1 MATCH 1 MEADOWS
demos and live music. 772-595-5845 4 MARQUEE 2 TOPIC
8 APPAREL 3 HERBAGE
3-5 Sebastian Clambake Lagoon Festival 9 TRAPS 4 MELODY
at Riverview Park, 2 to 9 p.m. Fri., 10 ONCEANDFORALL 5 RATIO
10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sat.; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun. 11 SYSTEM 6 UNAWARE
Live entertainment, historic reenactments, ven- 13 GIVEUP 7 EASEL
dors, seafood and craft beers to benefit local 17 ROLLERCOASTER 12 SALVAGE
charities through Sebastian Clambake Founda- 20 COAST 14 IMAGINE
tion. Free admission. sebastianclambake.com 21 RAISINS 15 PARASOL
22 PREFACE 16 ACCRUE
23 EXTOL 17 RECAP
18 EXTRA
19 TAINT

3-15 The Plate Project Collaborative Phil- Sudoku Page B12 Sudoku Page B13 Crossword Page B12 Crossword Page B13 (GAG ORDERS)
anthropic Exhibition at Raw Space
to benefit Childcare Resources, featuring plates
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as Unitarian minister Waitsill, who with wife 6 Ballet Vero Beach presents Restless Crea- 7 Film Studies 2 - Secrets & Lies: Stories of 9 Art-tini Night, 3 to 7:30 p.m. at Mar-
Martha rescued hundreds from the Nazis, ture: Wendy Whelan, 5 p.m. VIP cocktail Real People during War Time, 1:30 p.m. or riott Springhill Suites hosted by Vero
4:30 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. party at The Pointe at Quail Valley to mingle 7 p.m. Tuesdays thru Oct. 24 at Vero Beach Mu- Beach Art Club - exhibits by Sebastian Middle
Free. with Whelan, followed by 7 p.m. screening at seum of Art. $60 & $80. 772-231-0707 School students and VBAC members. Free.
Majestic 11. $125 VIP party & reserved seating; 772-231-0303
5 Jeane Graves Charity Cupcake Challenge $25 open seating. 772-905-2651 8 Cheers to Ten Years Kickoff Brunch, cele-
to benefit Michael J. Fox Foundation, 2 brating 10th anniversary of Indian River 9 Land Water Wildlife: Caring for Our La-
p.m. at Heritage Center, with professional, in- 6 Hope for Families Center Annual Dinner, ‘Be a Impact 100, 10 a.m. at Oak Harbor Club featur- goon - dinner, dancing and auctions to
dividual and junior bakers competing. $10; may Lifesaver,’ 6 p.m. at Bent Pine Golf Club – cock- ing Impact 100 founder Wendy Steele and sever- benefit Indian River Land Trust, 6 p.m. at Rock
be purchased at the door. 772-473-3410 tails, dinner and auctions. $250. 772-567-5537 x326 al previous grant recipients. $50. 910-398-3632 City Gardens. $175. 772-794-0701

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