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06/15/2017 ISSUE 24


Tallahassee tally. P4 Right on track. P8 Stage is all the rage

Sen. Mayfield calls legislative Hats Handbags and Horses event Area summer theater camps
session a success. a winning trifecta for Chamber. allow kids to act up. PAGE 14


2 surfing events Notorious ’14
honor a legend ‘drug’ murder
and his legacy case nears trial

[email protected] [email protected]

Two simultaneous events Donning a gold mask, the
last Saturday drew hundreds man entered the Indialan-
out into the foamy waves, tic home intent on stealing
salt in their hair, sunshine medication. He left with a
on their tanned shoulders bottle of Dilaudid, but not
and sand between their before police say he shot two
toes – one crowd gather- men with a 22-caliber gun,
ing to pause and remember killing one and critically
the late surfing legend Dick wounding the other.
Catri, the other crowd gath-
ering to compete, ensuring Based on the surviving
Catri’s legacy will live on. victim’s description and the
testimony of a witness, Bre-
Revered as the godfather vard County Sheriff’s depu-
of East Coast surfing, Catri ties arrested Joseph Milman
was definitely present at his of Satellite Beach on Oct.
own memorial paddle-out at 22, 2014, three days after

CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Shackled murder suspect Joseph Milman appears for a hearing in a Viera courtroom last week. PHOTOS BY BENJAMIN THACKER CONTINUED ON PAGE 4

At leash she tried: Councilor’s Indialantic, Ink: Town getting 1st tattoo parlor
dog park pitch falls on deaf ears
STORY BY BILL SOKOLIC STAFF WRITER council not willing to discuss [email protected] Whitney Drown tattoos Anne Slingsby as Robin Grove observes.
[email protected] a much-needed dog park for
our citizens,” Kilcullen said. Indialantic is preparing to welcome
Indialantic officials swiftly its first tattoo parlor after approving
killed Councilwoman Mary Jo Despite what Kilcullen be- an ordinance that would permit such
Kilcullen’s idea for a dog park lieves is strong support for a shops in the commercial district.
when none of her colleagues
would allow discussion of the CONTINUED ON PAGE 5 According to Mayor Dave Berkman,
matter, but Kilcullen, who the tattoo parlor will be in a little store
does not even own a dog, re- near 5th Avenue, but there has not
mains undeterred. been a lease signed yet.

“The dog park did not re- The ordinance – deemed consistent
quire a motion for discussion. with the low density of Indialantic –
They asked me for a motion only permits tattoos, not body pierc-
knowing that I would not get a ings and is set for a final vote in July.
second. It was upsetting to see

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DICK CATRI Catri’s family and closest friends PHOTO: RYAN CLAPPER Twenty miles up A1A in Indialan-
were there early, before the tent was tic, a Gnarly Charley’s youth surfing
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 filled for speeches and stories. The expert and novice, would later take to event took Paradise Beach by storm,
surfers among them, young and old, the waves along with a massive me- with 54 kids ages 4 to 15 competing
Sebastian Inlet, where throngs of surf- morial board. in various age brackets and catego-
ers put in from the beach at the south ries – some for fun and for the experi-
jetty overlooking the also legendary Jack “Murph the Surf” Murphy, ence, others as part of their journey
“Monster Hole” located just south. of Crystal River, introduced Catri to to highly competitive, national surf-
surfing in the winter of 1957; he lat- ing events.
Maybe not in body, as he passed er saw rode the big waves in Hawaii.
away May 14 at age 79, but Catri’s es- Catri would go on to promote surfing Some of the youngsters like Shay
sence was no doubt there: in the ap- as a coach, surf board manufacturer, Edwards, 7, of Melbourne Beach, still
preciation of the beach, in the waves surf contest organizer and in many need a boost to launch them into the
to be ridden, in the bright sun and other ways. sea. A veteran competitor despite his
East Coast surfer lifestyle, which tender age, Edwards said Saturday
can be traced directly back to him. “Fifty years ago, when there was no was his 10th Gnarly Charley’s event,
The Melbourne Beach resident was bridge, there was a giant storm and as he started entering the “push out”
among the first inducted into the Dick and I set out from inside this events at only 2 years old. “The most
East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame. channel here,” Murphy said. “Dick was fun is just catching waves, it feels
the first one that was ever in the water good,” he said, adding that his goal
on a surfboard in Monster Hole. When is to become a pro surfer. But surfing
we paddled out I went the other way, so is hard work, he said. “Paddling out is
it’s kind of a neat story and absolutely the hardest part.”
makes it a perfect place for this.’’
Charley Hajek plays ringmaster
Catri’s second wife Shagg took a at these events, somehow organiz-
moment to reflect on his personal ing dozens of youngsters in flights 10
impact. “He started working a team minutes long while they are critiqued
up and down the East Coast and did by a panel of three judges. Hajek and
so well with them. The kids looked up surfing coach Terry Perez of Cocoa
to them. He helped some of the kids Beach said it hurt to miss the big pad-
with their growing up and critiqued dle-out for Catri, but they had to be at
their surfing. The nicest thing is that Paradise Beach for this enthusiastic
so many of those kids have memories community of surfing kids. “They are
of him are here. They may be in their the future of surfing.”
40s now, but I recognize so many
were those kids who were in and out Perez has been surfing for 46 years
of the store,’’ she said. and teaching for 35 of those years.
“This is how Dick Catri taught us. Be-
Well-wishers gathered on the shore fore the Dick Catri days, surfers were
as hundreds of surfers – some on considered the bums and the nobod-
stand-up paddleboards – made their ies,” Perez said, but Catri elevated
way to place wreaths and flowers surfing to the rigorous athletic en-
among the waves. In the background, deavor that it is today.
surfers, some quite young, rode per-
fect waves at Monster Hole. Perez said it’s a sport where home-
schooled kids can compete alongside
public and private school students and
they can all share in the fun and friend-
ly competition. The Gnarly Charley’s
events, Perez said “are a great stepping
stone if they want to go on and com-
pete on a regional level.” 

Staff Writer Lisa Zahner contrib-
uted to this report.

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, June 15, 2017 3


TATTOO PARLOR Whitney Drown agrees. A year ago eryone who comes here becomes a life- a shop. The board concluded it had no
this month, she opened Iron Rose Tattoo long client.” authority to grant a use variance, thus re-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Company 2 on Eau Gallie Boulevard in ferring the matter to council. Gilliam did
Indian Harbour Beach. “It’s a really good The ordinance that would allow a shop not return calls for comment but Berk-
“Tattoos are not like they used to be,” business,” said Drown, who also has a like Iron Rose within Indialantic town man vouched for him describing him as
Berkman said. “It is truly an art form now shop in Ohio, but has lived or visited the limits evolved after the Board of Adjust- “very professional and we are happy to
and very popular around many parts of Indian Harbour Beach area for years. “Ev- ment denied at its May meeting a vari- have him,” Berkman said. 
our country.” ance request by Mark Gilliam to open

4 Thursday, June 15, 2017 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly


MURDER TRIAL with his arms and legs shackled, Pirolo said after the hearing. “If there phone, all messages prior to 9:30
Milman, now 28, said little after he are any, they are ordered to turn p.m. as well as messages from the
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 entered courtroom 4B in the Moore them over.” day before were missing.
Justice Complex in Viera last Thurs-
the crime. A grand jury indicted him day for a status conference. According to a police report, ho- But as it often goes in these types
on first-degree murder in the death micide detectives determined that of cases, the alleged perpetrators ap-
of 51-year-old Indialantic resident Assistant Public Defender Michael Milman shot and killed Hyatt, and parently could not keep quiet.
Scott Hyatt. In addition, the state Pirolo had requested Judge Morgan shot and injured in Mell, now 51.
charged Milman with attempted Laur Reinman order the release of Mell, who called 911, was found out- Detectives got a break on Oct. 21
first-degree felony murder, robbery medical records and toxicology re- side a residence on Riviera Boule- when Michael Billias approached the
with a firearm and possession of a ports on the survivor, Robert Mell, vard. He was shot multiple times. In- Sheriff’s Office to say he stopped by
firearm by a convicted felon. who was taken to Holmes Regional vestigators said Milman shot Mell in Howard’s house on the morning of
Medical Center after the shooting the chest three times in the bedroom the crime to help with yard work and
The Sheriff’s office also arrested – documents needed to prepare for of the house. After Hyatt turned over heard talk about the crime. Billias
Justin Howard of Indialantic, who trial. “The hospital will either tell us the pills, Milman shot Hyatt several told police he and Howard walked
was 17 at the time but indicted as an there are reports or there are none,” times, including once in the head, to another nearby residence to buy
adult. Police say Howard provided killing him. some marijuana from a friend. Mil-
Milman with the gun, one of several man showed up and while they all
firearms owned by Howard’s moth- Mell described a tall man with a smoked weed, the subject of robbing
er. Charges against Howard include gold mask as the shooter. He said the Hyatt came up.
first-degree murder, attempted mur- suspect resembled someone named
der and robbery with a firearm. Both Joe Milman, a close friend of How- Billias returned to Howard’s house
men pleaded not guilty and will be ard. Jail booking records show Mil- where, a few hours later, Milman ar-
tried separately, with Milman being man stands 6 feet, 1 inch tall. rived sweating profusely and with
held without bond awaiting trial on what appeared to be blood on his
Aug. 7. Howard’s trial is scheduled Questioned a few hours later, shoes. Milman said, “Dog, it was
for Nov. 27. Milman is being rep- Howard said he hadn’t heard from messy,” before explaining what he did.
resented by a public defender and Milman since text exchanges earlier He showered and put on a change of
Howard by Melbourne criminal de- in the day, though he confirmed Mil- clothes, according to court records.
fense attorney Kepler Funk. man stayed in Howard’s van outside
his house on Oxford Court, Indial- The day after the tip from Billias,
Dressed in orange prison attire, antic. When agents checked the cell- detectives arrested Milman and
Howard. 

Mayfied claims legislature did a lot (except on slots)

STORY BY BILL SOKOLIC STAFF WRITER “We also passed a resolution to CRAs use increases in property-tax Changes to Prescription Drug For-
[email protected] place a constitutional amendment rates within their boundaries on mularies bill, which would prohibit
on the 2018 ballot that will allow projects designed to prevent or elim- insurance companies from remov-
Despite its failure to take regular- for an additional increase of home- inate blight. ing or switching the tier of a specific
session action on the hot-button is- stead tax exemptions of $25,000,” drug formulary mutually agreed to
sues of medical marijuana and slot she said. Critics have called them never- during open enrollment. This one
machines – the first prompting a spe- ending cash cows that often stray stalled in the House.
cial session last week and the second This year’s state budget includes from blight, and never seem to reach
getting kicked down the road – state $50 million toward beach manage- an endpoint. “But my legislation on the rewrite
Sen. Debbie Mayfield, 60, thinks the ment financing assistance to protect of international banking regula-
legislature succeeded in its recent and restore beaches. Additionally, it “CRAs can make a positive impact tions, and the bill to include Brevard
two-month flurry of law making. provides $13.3 million for hurricane on a community as long as there is County as a member of the Central
damage to beaches. proper oversight to ensure that each Florida Expressway Authority passed
The highlights of the 2018 session, program is acting in the best inter- and are pending the governor’s sig-
she said, include funding to remove A bill that would help rein in the est of the community it is serving,” nature,” she said. “I also had several
pollution from Lake Okeechobee, creation of new Community Rein- Mayfield said. pieces of legislation that were rolled
as well as an increase in dollars for vestment Agencies – a subject that into other bills and passed through
higher education through financial has divided residents in Brevard Mayfield introduced a significant both chambers.” 
aid and tuition assistance. County – did not pass the Senate. number of bills including the Con-
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Hats, Handbags and Horses event was winning trifecta

Jacque Struble, Linda Radencic, Sheila Poland, Marj Bartok, Michelle Butcher and Heather Coffman. Hope and Ron Clare, Nancy and Scott Morgan, Don and Enie Windle. PHOTOS: RYAN CLAPPER

Carolina Rojas, Enie Windle and Jene. Kristi Herndon, Joanna Hynes, Jennifer Helin, Debra Foley, Gevalaine Blanchard,
Nancy Pelton, Carolina Rojas, Pat Luccy and Nora Marek.

STORY BY BRENDA EGGERT BRADER CORRESPONDENT decided to go to do some networking erything fun, from a Ralph Lauren the Florida summers. The owner of
[email protected] and meet people. Plus, I love hats.” azalea tote filled with items, an An- the Melbourne store showed how
dretti Thrill Park gift package of park to take four outfits and make up to
Donning their large bows, feathers “The whole office staff of Sepherin passes and car-related items, to a face 15 as an example to make packing
and floral, wide-brimmed gorgeous Staffing came out to have a nice time and body gift basket. for a trip a breeze. Scarves became
hats, the businesswomen members together,” said employee Heather vests and belts, tops added by a small
of the Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Coffman, arriving with coworkers Jewelry and accessories were sweater make a layer of fashion, and
Commerce came to watch the Bel- donned in fancy hats and dresses. shown by Cottonways from down- tank-type shirts enhanced pants and
mont Stakes horse race Saturday, town Melbourne. skirts.
share high tea and socialize. West Melbourne City Manager Scott
Morgan and his wife, Nancy, arrived The cotton gauze clothing of- The event concluded with all
The event turned out to be a spe- for fun. fered by the shop is nearly mainte- watching Tapwrit winning the Bel-
cial treat for the gals and couples who nance-free with little or no ironing mont Stakes. 
attended the Hats, Handbags and “He is always game for an event,” required, lightweight and so cool for
Horses event at the Crowne Plaza Mel- Nancy Morgan said of her husband.
bourne Oceanfront.
“It sounded like a good event and
Served champagne, mint juleps, I like horses,” said Ron Clare, Palm
cakes and desserts, the businesswom- Bay deputy city manager, who arrived
en gathered to network and share with his wife, Hope, who likes hats
some fun. and clothes.

Nancy Peltonen, chamber president Marj Bartok, a business owner, likes
and CEO, welcomed those attend- to support these kinds of programs
ing and led them right into a best hat and “it’s good to wear a hat.”
contest. Jeanne Soucie of Melbourne
had the winning fashion. A new resi- Don Windle caught the winning
dent moving from Tampa, Soucie “saw prize for the men’s fashion contest
the event listed in the magazine and chosen by applause from those at-

Silent-auction items included ev-

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, June 15, 2017 9


Paws for Veterans project becomes a labor of love

Sonic with Executive Director

Volunteers Robert Callahan and Robert Fessler. Office manager Julie Buskirk. Landlords Resa and Gerry Cancro.
Trainer Steven Kappes and Executive Director Crystal Ayala.
STORY BY CYNTHIA VAN GAASBECK CORRESPONDENT actually start the construction pro-
[email protected] cess,” said office manager Julie Bus-
kirk. The 28-year-old Palm Bay native
A week’s worth of thunderstorms saw active duty from 2008 to 2012,
that erased Brevard County’s rain having been deployed to Iraq once
deficit and put an end to a fire ban and Afghanistan twice.
threatened to wash away the plans
of volunteers to transform an empty Joining the team as a Paws trainer
Satellite Beach lot into a playground is Steven Kappes, who started as a
with a purpose. client after hearing about the orga-
nization through the naval hospital
Last Friday was the start of a week- at Camp LeJeune in North Carolina.
end of work at Paws for Veterans, a The Marine Corp veteran’s own ser-
nonprofit organization that rescues, vice dog is an 8-year-old German
rehabilitates and trains shelter dogs shepherd named Brody.
for U.S. veterans suffering the effects
of combat injuries. The great news is Manning the loader was Bobby
that in February, Paws found a home Fessler, 39, of Cape Canaveral. The
for its operation. The less great news medically retired veteran of the 82nd
is that rehabbing the former thrift Airborne Division, 5th Squadron,
shop and adjacent lot at 63 Ocean 73rd Cavalry Regiment has found a
Blvd. would take days of physical la- home here, literally, because of Paws
bor. for Veterans. “I was on my way to Mi-
ami and I heard they needed help
Paws for Veterans is relying on vol- and I just stopped and stayed.”
unteers – military and civilian – dur-
ing this process, and when the call Fessler’s service in Iraq is marked
goes out for hands, it is answered. So by tragedy. “We suffered tremendous
a loader was ordered and a Dumpster losses, losing 30 guys altogether, in-
brought in and a jackhammer stood cluding my best friend,” he said qui-
ready to dismantle an old concrete etly. He has been fostering two dogs
pad. None of which would have hap- since February and said “I’ll be get-
pened had the skies continued their ting a baby golden retriever here on
daily deluge. But Friday broke with a June 24.”
blue sky, fluffy clouds and a cooling
breeze from the ocean just a few hun- Another volunteer was Robert Cal-
dred yards away. A Facebook post- lahan, 27, a soft-spoken member of
ing brought the first work crew early the 45th Security Forces Squadron
and the four men wasted no time de- out of Patrick Air Force Base. Why did
molishing and digging, leveling and he donate his Friday morning to back-
clearing. breaking work? “It’s a great cause,”
the Melbourne resident said, adding,
“Today is our important day be- “Hopefully they can get a lot of dogs
cause we need to jackhammer up trained to help a lot of people.”
the concrete, we need to pull out the
entire yard, make it completely dirt, That is the point, in a nutshell.
even level and pull out a couple of Paws for Veterans will soon be offer-
small trees,” said Crystal Ayala, Paws’ ing services to the public as a way to
executive director and training su- fund its mission. “The intention is to
pervisor. offer training, boarding, grooming
and daycare to the public because we
“We got the place in February and don’t get government funding,” Bus-
just got the rezoning done on May 28. kirk said. 
That was the point where we could

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Victoria and Curt Dieterle. PHOTOS: RYAN CLAPPER Jennifer Jimenez and Samantha Scott. Nikol Muscarella and Will Bandyk.

Heels and Wheels gala revs up funds for Alzheimer’s

STORY BY BRENDA EGGERT BRADER CORRESPONDENT cars behind closed double doors at have a good start. Items for the silent, “I am a big fan supporting Alzheim-
[email protected] the back of the room. Attendees were Chinese and live auctions are valued er’s,” added George Joseph. “My dad
greeted and shown to refreshments at over $80,000, so we think we have a had it and it was very difficult. The
Glamour, glitz and glitter ushered and silent-auction items found along good chance in making our goal.” cars to me are the huge bonus.”
in the inaugural Brevard Alzheimer’s the walls. Tall tables played up the
Foundation fundraiser Heels and heels and wheels theme, decorated “The Alzheimer’s Foundation pro- Janice Miller, executive direc-
Wheels Black Tie Gala Saturday eve- with vases filled with miniature cars vided service for my grandmother,” tor, had nothing but praise for Mel-
ning at the American Muscle Car Mu- and holding silk flowers and high- said Jamie Prohaska from Satellite bourne and surrounding commu-
seum in Melbourne. heel trinkets. Beach, sharing her reason for dress- nities for their tremendous show of
ing up to support the affair. “The support.
A few sleek muscle cars were on dis- “The fundraising goal is $100,000,” caregivers gave my aunt, who was
play in the entrance, teasing the 200 said Lisa Scott, event chairman. the one taking care of grandmother, “It takes a community to support
guests attending while they antici- “With $20,000 and sponsorships, we a reprieve by coming to play scrabble us,” she said.
pated seeing the 300-plus museum with grandmother. It’s a lovely foun-
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Area theaters may be on a low sim- “Jungle Book” at the King Center. Titusville Playhouse.
mer with their big productions, but
most are sizzling with summer theater director Autumn Shrum. That program While these are grand ideals, the the- Cocoa Village Playhouse.
camps designed to delight children and has been extremely popular for teenag- ater gets something from this as well:
their parents. ers since it began in 2012. Now, it has an audience. through July 29. Performances of “Wish
added another component – a program Upon a Star” runs July 29. Cost for that
Children from pre-school to high- for younger students. Getting young people immersed in is $175. It runs 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Email
school ages can learn teamwork, gain theater helps build an appreciation of [email protected].
self-confidence, make new friends and, “Kids love the experience of acting, the art form, thus, future audiences.
oh yes … put on a play for the public. singing and dancing under the direc- For grades 7 through 12, Titusville
tion of industry professionals,” Shrum “In a time where the future of the arts Playhouse will present its Steps to Broad-
Participants exude joy in these pro- said. “At the end of the program, par- and live theater is heavily unknown, it way summer program June 26 to July 20.
grams, said Niko Stamos, an instruc- ents experience the joy of watching is gratifying to know that there is still a Performances of “Saturday Night Fever”
tor with Titusville Playhouse’s Rising their children perform on stage at the love and passion for it in a new genera- will run July 20 to 23. Cost is $350. It
Stars program. King Center. They are always amazed tion,” Stamos said. runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a lunch break.
at the quality of the end product.” Call 321-268-1125, or visit http://titusvil-
“The energy is infectious, the kids are While some theater camps are al-
having fun and doing what they love,” Then there’s that all-important les- ready in full swing, there are others for
he said. “One of the best things is sit- son that there are no small parts. Ev- which you can still register your child. For grades 2 to 10, Surfside Playhouse
ting in the balcony during a show and eryone is crucial to the show. And remember, there may be scholar- will runs its Surfside Youth Players’
watching how mesmerized and proud ships available. Summer Youth Theatre Program July 10
the families of the students are as their “It’s always a challenge when every- to 29. It will perform “Disney’s The Little
child takes to the stage.” body wants to be the lead,” said Anasta- For high-school ages, the Henegar Mermaid Jr.” July 28 and 29. It runs 9
cia Hawkins-Smith, executive director Center will begin its Feller Theater a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost for that program
And it could even pave the path for a of the Cocoa Village Playhouse, which Academy high school summer program is $275 per child, with discounts for sib-
career. Before you worry about raising has a yearlong thriving children’s the- June 19 to July 29. It will perform “Sin- lings.
a starving artist, remember that there ater program. gin’ in the Rain” July 27 to 29. Cost for
are many behind-the-scenes profes- that is $150. They run 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. For ages 5 to 7, Riverside Theatre will
sions in the theater. “At the theater, we place importance Call 321-723-8698, or visit http://hen- offer weeklong summer camps begin-
on every single part,” she said. “We ning June 19 & 26, July 10, 27 and 24.
“The cliché is it changed my life for- teach life management skills, not just 2017-summer-camp-registrations. Those camps run from 9 a.m. to noon.
ever,” said Jason Crase, an instructor performing. It’s more about teamwork, The cost is $100 per camp week. They
with the Cocoa Village Playhouse/ learning to function as a group togeth- For children grades 1 through 8, the each end up with showcases for family
King Center’s Summer Musical The- er. To present something that is bigger Titusville Playhouse will present its and friends. Call 772-234-8052, or visit
ater program. than the individual.” Rising Stars summer program July 17
mer-camps. 
“I knew I had an interest in singing,
but getting involved with theater just
opened so many doors,” he said. “It’s
been pretty much my career ever since
I was 16.”

Summer theater camps generally
include warm-ups for both voice and
body. The little ones will do some “voice
and diction” exercises such as tongue
twisters. They’ll also learn to speak up.

They’ll go through some sort of phys-
ical warm-ups, as well. On stage, they’ll
learn to face the audience. They’ll also
learn other stagecraft such as “upstage,
downstage, stage left, stage right, etc.”

There are character exercises and fun
theater games.

“Not only do they learn the impor-
tance of theater in culture and the
skills it takes to be a performer, but they
also improve their literacy by reading
scripts and memorizing lines,” Sta-
mos said. “(They) become more confi-
dent public speakers, and gain critical
thinking and problem solving skills as
they work together with their directors
and cast mates to put on a show.”

They also get a chance to work un-
der the direction of experienced pro-
fessionals, like the one running now
with the Cocoa Village Playhouse/
King Center’s Summer Musical The-
ater program.

The program is education and en-
riching, said King Center marketing

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SUMMER CAMP PRODUCTIONS: Wine + Film Fest makes a Brevard cameo

If your child is not ready this summer STORY BY MARY SCHENKEL STAFF WRITER
to get involved, you can whet that
Year two of the Vero Beach Wine and Linda Booker, director. emerging student creatives via the Next
interest by taking them to one of the Film Festival – and it appears organiz- PHOTO BENJA.MIN THACKER Up! Young Filmmaker Awards. Present-
many public performances starring ers have uncorked another winner. The ed Saturday morning, with first-place
chief complaint seems to have been that ing CEO of Suncoast Mental Health, winner Caleb Wild was given the honor
area children. there were not enough hours in the day pleased to have had a platform to raise of shadowing veteran Jeff Woolnough
to take it all in. To be sure, there were mental health awareness. “It’s amazing on his next production, and to chat up
These are always fun, giddy and several hiccups, but that is to be expect- that Jerusha, Susan and all of the vol- several long-time pros for career point-
gorgeous. They teem with color and ed given that the massive undertaking unteers have been able to put on such a ers. The professionals agreed that the
energy and are a delight for all ages. is still in its infancy and its organizers, successful event.” best way for filmmakers to hone their
assisted by an army of volunteers, are craft is to just make films. 
•••••••••• essentially learning as they go. “I don’t know about you, but I am
having the weekend of my dreams,” ex-
At the Henegar Center Vero’s premier locations – along with claimed Stewart.
a venue just south of Melbourne Beach
625 E. New Haven Ave., Melb. on Brevard’s barrier island – played One of the festival’s aims is to support
Call 321-723-8698, or host to special events and screenings of
visit more than 80 films, presented day and
night throughout the four-day event,
Disney’s “Lion King, Jr” and a new Wow Tent at Riverside Park
7 p.m. July 14-15 and 2 p.m. July in Vero was added to the mix.
15, $10 general, $8 children, plus
On Thursday, after the festival kick-
$3 ticket service charge off, many of those lucky enough to hold
passes ventured up A1A over the Se-
“Singin’ in the Rain” bastian Inlet bridge to check out one of
7 p.m. July 27-29 and 2 p.m. July the area’s natural wonders, on the big
29, $18 general and $15 children, screen and in person.

pus $3 ticket service charge With the significance of our area
beaches being home to one of the
At the Surfside Playhouse world’s largest nesting population of
sea turtles, the Barrier Island Center at
301 Ramp Road, Cocoa Beach Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge
Call 321-783-3127 or visit was the ideal spot for a showing of the documentary “Straws,” which high-
lights the mounting damage caused
Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” by plastic straws. Heather Stapleton,
7 p.m. July 28 and 2 p.m. Environmental Learning Center edu-
July 29, $10 at the door cational director, later took guests on a
full moon-lit turtle walk in the refuge.
At Titusville Playhouse
One day in, Karen Loeffler had al-
301 Julia St., Titusville ready seen three films and, after the
Call 321-268-1125 or visit dinner, was heading to Vero’s Grind and Grape for a Late Show movie. Showing
her husband’s “very ambitious sched-
“Seussical Kids” ule,” she added with a laugh, “I don’t
10 a.m. and 1 p.m. June 24, $10 think we’re going to be able to do all of
them, but we’re going to try to get to as
“Wish Upon a Star” many as we can.”
10 a.m. and 1 p.m. June 29, $10
In learning how to feature the inde-
“Saturday Night Fever” pendent film as an art form, but also
8 p.m. July 20-22 and 2 p.m. to pump up the entertainment value
of the festival venues, Susan Horn, Je-
July 22-23, $18 and $20 rusha Stewart and Kelly Kite, founders
of the fledgling Vero festival have been
At the King Center, in understudies, if you will, to the Sonoma
collaboration with the Cocoa International Festival, so the flavors of
that event can be felt, with a coastal
Village Playhouse Florida twist. Unique pairings of films
and wines was a real crowd pleaser, as
3865 N. Wickham Rd., Melb. organizers flew many of the filmmak-
Call 321-242-2219, or visit ers and even some of the winemakers in for the events.

Disney’s “Jungle Book, Kids” “We’re having a great time at the
7:30 p.m. June 23-24, 2 p.m. June film festival; it’s so nice to see all the
filmmakers and the winemakers com-
24 and 25 in the King Center ing here together to make this event
Studio Theater. $12 general, $8 successful,” said Debra Scuderi, act-

student, child and senior

7:30 p.m. July 14-15 and 2 p.m. July
16 in the King Center Mainstage. $18
general $12 student, child and senior

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Coming Up: Sink your teeth into ‘Jaws’ screening

STORY BY PAM HARBAUGH CORRESPONDENT Municipal Building, 11 Orange Ave., Glass Menagerie,” stays true to the im-
Rockledge. Tickets are $10. Seating pressionism suggested by its creator,
limited. All funds raised will go to playwright Tennessee Williams. “The
dance therapy programs throughout Glass Menagerie” runs through June
Brevard County. 25 at Melbourne Civic Theatre, 817

‘Superior Donuts.’

1 He may have only had a prob-
lematic animatronic Great

White shark instead of CGI, but Steven

Spielberg’s 1975 “Jaws” still brought

the terror to the beaches. Now, the

Henegar Center wants to remind you

what a stunner this movie is when it

celebrates the 42nd anniversary of

this iconic flick at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Gabriele DiTota.

The screening of “Jaws” will be ac-

companied by film memorabilia from

the personal collection of the Hen-

egar’s artist director Hank Rion. Tick-

ets start at $7.50. The Henegar is at 625

E. New Haven Ave., Melbourne. Call

321-723-8698 or visit

2 Now that you want to skip the
beaches for a while, you can
‘Glass Menagerie.’
calm down with some cool jazz. Hei- 4 While the theater community is
winding down in Brevard, area
di’s Jazz Club in Cocoa Beach is busy

this weekend with some great en- actors seem to be heading to Orlando

tertainment, a wonderful bar and a for some sweet gigs. “Superior Donuts”

super bar menu. On stage Thursday, runs through July 2 at Theater on the Derek Gores.

June 15, is Sybil Gage, who will be ac- Edge in Orlando. The play features three ried exhibition. Fifth Avenue Art Gal-
lery is at 1470 Highland Avenue, Mel-
companied by the excellent Ron Teix- Brevard actors – Nelia Lake, Zack Roun- bourne. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, and
eira Trio. Steve Kirsner & Friends per- dy and Allan Whitehead – and Vero 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. Call 321-259-
8261. The Derek Gores Gallery exhib-
form 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, followed Beach actor Cecilia Gazzara. The Tracy its work by its namesake, Derek Gores,
a very successful collage artist whose
by the Ron Teixeira Trio. Saturday, the Letts comedy is set in an old family-run work is in important private and cor-
porate collections. An arts community
Israeli entertainer Hella joins the trio donut shop in the north side of Chica- activist, Gores also exhibits works by
other artists. The gallery is at 587 W Eau
from 8 p.m. to midnight. And Sunday go. In addition to conventional Friday, Gallie Blvd., Melbourne. Call 321-258-
2119. Be sure to leave enough time to
is the always fun Jam Session from 7 Saturday and Sunday shows, there are visit Florida Tech’s Foosaner Art Muse-
um. It’s current exhibition, “Pan Ameri-
to 11 p.m. Heidi’s is at 7 N Orlando Ave, some 7 p.m. Wednesday industry per- can Modernism,” runs through July 29.
The exhibition comprises more than 70
Cocoa Beach, FL. Call 321-783-4559 or formances as well. For those who have works from mid-20th century artists in
13 countries in North, South and Cen-
visit never been there, Theater on the Edge tral America and the Caribbean. It has
been organized by the Lowe Museum,
is a 30-seat theater with a penchant for a simply wonderful institution on the
campus of the University of Miami. The
3 Some of the area’s best perform- hyper-realism. It is at 5542 Hansel Ave., Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne. It per- Foosaner Art Museum is at 1463 High-
ing arts instructors – actor Nat- forms 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays land Ave. in the Eau Gallie Arts District
Orlando. $19 to $24. Email info@the- and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $29 of Melbourne. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4
and $31. Handling charges may apply. p.m., Wednesday through Saturday.
alie McKnight Palmer of the Better or visit TheaterOn- Free admission. Call 321-674-8916. 

Than Broadway Studio and dancer And, Melbourne actor

Marty Mercado of the Muscle Mem- Margaret Cross is performing in Mad

ory Dance Company – have teamed Cow Theatre’s production of “Animal 6 With the weather heating up, you
may want to duck into a cool gal-
up to present “Oz the Musical” this Crackers.” This nutty comedy is pure

weekend. Written by Todrick D. Hall, Marx Brothers through and through, lery or museum for a nice refresher.

“Oz the Musical” takes a contempo- complete with elegant “swells” trying No better place to head than the Eau

rary twist to the iconic Dorothy and to maintain their decorum while may- Gallie Arts District where you can find

Wizard of Oz tale. It is the result of hem erupts all about. Mad Cow Theatre the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, the Derek

the women’s 2017 Broadway Theatre is at 54 W. Church Street (second floor) Gores Gallery and the Foosaner Art

Intensive and will be performed by 13 in downtown Orlando. Tickets start at Museum. The Fifth Avenue Art Gal-

Brevard teens and features members $33. Visit lery currently has on view “Fabrica-

from the Cocoa chapter of the Boys tions,”’ an exhibition of art by Gabriele

& Girls Club of Central Florida. Cur- 5 Not requiring nearly as much DiTota. The show runs through June
time for travel is Melbourne Civic
tain is 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and exhibits work by the winner of the

and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Rockledge Theatre. Its current production, “The gallery’s annual 100% Pure Florida ju-

18 Thursday, June 15, 2017 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly


BY DOMINIC NICHOLLS | THE ECONOMIST suit them, designers are catering to prize went to Enzo Pascual and Pierre runs Fitting Tribute Funeral Services
people who want more choice. Rivière for “Emergence,” a biodegrad- in New York, some of her clients prefer
The Crematorium Hofheide is situ- able capsule in which ashes are buried. to “surrender fully to Mother Nature,
ated in the middle of a lake in Hols- Much of this work has focused on As it dissolves, the casing enriches the rather than working against her,” and
beek, Belgium. An elongated core of death as a part of nature.When Design- soil around it, helping plants to grow. choose to be buried in coffins made of
earth-colored stone wrapped in a layer boom, a magazine, ran a competition wool, banana leaf or woven willow. The
of rusty steel, it appears to float on the called Design for Death in 2013, first According to Amy Cunningham, who latter, she says, appeal particularly to
water – although on sunny days, when women. “They say, ‘Oh my God, that’s
the sky is reflected by the surface of the me!’ as if they’re looking at a dress in
lake, it seems to float in the air. Saks on Fifth Avenue.”

In fact the structure sits on top of But while many of these products
a partly buried plinth, connecting the remain a niche concern, the design
world above with the world below. In of crematoriums is anything but. In
2016, it won the Architizer A+ award 1960 just three percent of America’s
in the Religious Buildings and Memo- dead were cremated; this year crema-
rials category. This year RCR Arqui- tion will overtake burial in the United
tectes, the Catalan trio who designed States, matching countries like Britain,
it, won the Pritzker prize for a body of Sweden and Denmark, where around
work, architecture’s most prestigious three-quarters opt for their bodies to
gong. be dispatched by fire.

The crematorium at Holsbeek is Yet the rising popularity of crema-
part of a wave of new design work tion is not matched by that of crema-
aimed at reconceiving death. As rates toriums, where grim efficiency tends
of religious belief continue to decline to trump ceremony: characterless
across the rich world, and fewer peo- corridors, rows of uncomfortable
ple feel that the ceremonies and aes- seats and bad lighting combine with
thetics of traditional religious funerals a shortage of space to ensure that

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seeing off loved ones is depressing flects the ripples on the water outside. and soften the acoustics. They have A six-foot, diamond-shaped senti-
rather than uplifting. Inside the sepulchral spaces where paid attention, as Celsing puts it, to the nel stone welcomes visitors; behind
“clemency” of the building. it is the softly domed barrow. Sound
“You feel like you’re on a conveyor ceremonies take place, light pours is reduced to a low, comforting hum.
belt,” says Louise Winter, whose com- through wells reaching into the center The cremation itself is not the only part The 35-foot-wide structure, with a
pany Poetic Endings provides be- of the room from the ceiling, creating of the process that is being reimagined. stone roof 16 feet high, consists of an
spoke funeral services in London. She a sense of intimacy and privacy. The After her husband died, Diana McGlue inner chamber of 59 large “family”
is seeing a rise in the number of people crematorium is at the heart of a park kept his ashes on a bookshelf at home for niches which can take up to five sets
requesting “direct cremation,” where a with an orchard and two cemeteries three years. He wasn’t religious and“face- of ashes, at a cost of $8,700 for a 99-
body is burnt without any ceremony full of wild flowers. less crematoria” held no appeal. year lease.
at all, so that families can bypass what
Winter describes as “ugly places on the The crematorium in Rennes de- Then she discovered Sacred Stones, This is surrounded by an outer circle
edge of town with bad parking”. signed by Plan 01, a French firm, is a British company founded by Toby of 349 individual ones, available for
constructed as a sequence of circles – a Angel. Last year it opened Willow Row around $3,000. Families can gather at
The move towards better crematori- shape which, as well as having reso- in Cambridgeshire, the first round bar- the barrow for ceremonies lasting as
ums is particularly pronounced in Eu- nances with ancient sites like Stone- row to be built in Britain for 5,500 years; long as they want. York-stone benches
rope – one of the most secular parts of henge, gives the interior of the build- another will open soon in Shropshire, lining the outer circle and inner cham-
the world. “Crematoriums tend to be ing a feeling of openness and air. The and McGlue will keep her husband’s ber offer a place for contemplation and
too industrial,” says RCR’s Carme Pi- exterior, clad in pale wood, is soft and remains there. remembrance.
gem. “But death is a part of life. Once tactile. Inside there are no corridors but
we leave the Earth we are still part of a series of interlocking, curved spaces Angel did not enjoy seeing his aunt Prehistoric barrows harnessed the
the universe, and architecture can help with floor-to-ceiling windows. off in a crematorium. “Nasty blue energy of a communal gathering.
connect the two.” carpet, Luther Vandross and 20 min- Places like Willow Row and the crema-
Both here and at the Woodland utes later we were out.” He wanted to toriums at Holsbeek and Rennes show
At Holsbeek they created a gently Cemetery in Stockholm, by Johan Cel- create a space which, while open to how these ideas can be updated. “Ar-
symbolic play of light and shadow. The sing, the architects have used perfo- people of all faiths and none, has an chitecture can describe the relation-
thin steel strips encasing the build- rations in the walls to absorb sound atmosphere of sacredness. ship between spirit, sensuality and
ing hang vertically, allowing light to emotion,” says Pigem. “Through that,
shine onto the walls in a pattern which we can celebrate life.” 
changes throughout the day and re-

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Movies are America’s national pas- tually, this led her that creates an instant world for view- Amie Henderson.
time. But while moviegoing is for ev- to write “Talking ers, establishing time and place in the
eryone, understanding what movies Pictures” as a full- opening credits and quickly introduc- movies. Her career has given her
mean can be a much more rarefied fledged guide “for ing key characters at Café Américain. great access to the people who make
endeavor. How do we know what a appreciating mov- She believes that “character” matters, the movies, and some of her anec-
movie is trying to say? How do we ac- ies more fully when but warns that “bad movies are about dotes can be fascinating. In one, she
count for a movie’s effect on us? they succeed, and characters. Great movies are about writes how director George Lucas had
for explaining their people.” The difference is why we care extensive conversations with sound
Ann Hornaday, chief film critic for missteps when they what happens when Rick Blaine puts effects wizard Ben Burtt for “Star
the Washington Post, helps us de- fall short.” Ilsa Lund on the plane leaving Casa- Wars” to make sure the film sounded
cipher the medium’s message with blanca for Lisbon. “‘used’ and worn, rather than shiny,
“Talking Pictures,” her illuminat- Hornaday has or- computerized, and sterile. For that
ing new book for anyone who wants ganized her book When is an actor’s performance reason, none of the signature sounds
more from the movies than popcorn like the movie in- credible, and how does that hap- of ‘Star Wars’ are synthesized.”
and thrills. dustry itself – by pen? Hornaday uses the actors who
category of film portrayed Boston Globe reporters in Hornaday’s objective in “Talking
Several years ago, Hornaday began production. Decon- “Spotlight” as an example, describing Pictures” is to give moviegoers an in-
exploring why movies are “good” or structing the es- how they spent months rehearsing as formed understanding that flickers
“bad” in a series of articles designed sential elements of an ensemble before creating an on- across the page with movielike ease,
“to help readers analyze and evaluate moviemaking is an screen performance that felt “organic, and she does this. But her “Epilogue”
films in the same ways I do.” Even- excellent way to un- un-showy, and rivetingly dramatic.” hints at another book that may be
derstand how all the in the works. She notes that movies
pieces ultimately Her chapter on “Production De- project “what we believe, what we
fit together. Every sign” focuses on the essential ques- value as a society.” One hopes she will
chapter includes tion, “Whose world are we in?” Ev- write more about why movies matter.
examples of movies ery physical aspect of filmmaking In today’s fragmented world, film
that reflect the “best is included in this category, from critics have a unique opportunity to
practices” of that backdrops, locations, sets and props explain how we are all connected to
category. And she to costumes, hair and makeup. Hor- our history, and to each other. 
poses basic ques- naday calls production design “the
tions along the way material culture of a movie: the tac- TALKING PICTURES
to help readers eval- tile, palpable ‘stuff’ that establishes a How to Watch Movies
uate a particular sense of place” and convinces the au-
film category: Why dience to invest in the reality that’s By Ann Hornaday
was the close-up important in Holly- being presented. Basic. 289 pp. $26
wood’s Glamour Years? How did the Review by Amy Henderson,
clack of typewriter keys generate the Other chapters cover “Cinema- The Washington Post
dramatic pulse of “All the President’s tography,” “Editing,” “Sound and
Men”? At the end of each chapter, she Music” and “Directing.” Hornaday’s
also lists a “mini-canon” of movies comments can be funny, as when she
she feels exemplify the best in each rips into 3-D cinematography as one
discipline. of the “few things I truly despise in
She begins with “The Screenplay” life – other than bullies, white choco-
and “Acting.” Hornaday thinks the late, and the designated hitter rule.”
script is “the founding document of Her discussions in each category are
every film” and argues that “within driven by pointed questions bound
the first ten minutes, a well-written to make any reader a more conscious
movie will teach the audience how to viewer: e.g., “Where was the camera
watch it.” Her opinions can be delight- and why was it there?,” “Was I swept
fully personal, as when she writes, “I along, or swamped?” and did the
hate plots. I love stories.” She chooses director weave everything into “an
“Casablanca” to exemplify a movie emotional and aesthetic event?”

“Talking Pictures” reflects Horna-
day’s 20-plus years of writing about


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2. A Gentleman in Moscow
2. Make Your Bed 3. Dragons Love Tacos 2:
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3. Theft by Finding
4. Come Sundown
4. Hillbilly Elegy BY J.D. VANCE 5. Third Grade Mermaid
5. Earnest Hemingway: A BY PETER RAYMUNDO
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On April 19, 1951, in the wake of his goistic romance made on a back lot,” Pockets” – for her habit of smug- Peter Eisner.
dismissal as commander of Ameri- Eisner writes. It charts the travails of gling sensitive documents in her
can-led forces in Korea, Gen. Doug- an American torch singer, trapped brassiere, it was said – Phillips Eisner, whose father served in the
las MacArthur stood before Congress in the Philippines at the start of the “had become a folk hero among Philippines, skillfully uses these tales
and famously declared that “old sol- war, who opens a nightclub in Ma- POWS and guerillas” by the end of individual heroism to illuminate
diers never die; they just fade away.” nila called the Tsubaki, named for of the war. the broader outlines of the conflict.
Three weeks later, as Peter Eisner a rare Japanese flower. There, she It’s clear, however, that his affections,
notes in his gripping new account of deploys a potent combination of If at times the story seems too like those of the Japanese officers at
Allied espionage in the Pacific the- wine, women and song to gather good to be true, it’s a difficulty the Tsubaki Club, rest firmly with
ater during World War II, a low-bud- valuable intelligence from besotted that Eisner confronts directly. Phillips. His narrative comes to life
get movie called “I Was an American Japanese officers and funnels aid to “It of course sounded like Casa- as she and her “dew-eyed” co-work-
Spy” opened to considerably less fan- American guerilla fighters, only to blanca East,” he admits. Worse, ers circulate among the “homesick,
fare in theaters across America, pur- be imprisoned and tortured by oc- the Hollywood mythmaking lovesick men” in the smoke-filled
porting to tell, as one poster breath- cupying forces before her ultimate only served to obscure the facts. nightclub, gathering vital nuggets of
lessly proclaimed, “the startling liberation by American soldiers. “The problem was that Claire information: “Where are they send-
TRUE story of America’s ‘Mata Hari’ Incredibly, though the movie took had embraced and adopted her ing you? Can I write to you? When will
of the South Pacific!” This was the many liberties, much of it was true. own fictionalized story. There you come back to me?” Afterward,
enigmatic Claire Phillips, an “allur- “Claire was indeed an American spy was a better story to be told, yet Phillips would draw up a detailed re-
ing chanteuse” from Michigan whose and provided comfort to guerril- she remained that mysterious port that incorporated whatever use-
covert activities in the Philippines las in the mountains and prisoners woman.” ful information had been uncovered.
had brought a Medal of Freedom on of war around Manila,” Eisner tells “A runner from the hills or one of the
the recommendation of “Big Chief” us, and at her nightclub she “sweet- Eisner, a veteran foreign corre- waiters could then hide the report in
MacArthur himself. talked men who, hopelessly drunk spondent and the author of two pre- the fake sole of a shoe or in the lining
with love, provided the names of vious books on World War II, does a of a shopping basket,” Eisner writes,
“I Was an American Spy,” loosely their crews, their travel dates, and remarkable job of unearthing this “then bring the latest intelligence to
based on Phillips’ highly colored their itineraries.” Codenamed “High “better story,” making good use of their American guerrilla contacts in
memoir, was “a trite and obvious jin- intelligence files and operational re- the hills.”
ports. Crucially, he also discovered
a long-buried cache of documents Eisner readily acknowledges that
at the National Archives, including High Pockets doesn’t “fit the easy
Phillips’ handwritten diary. These mold of a noble hero,” especially after
documents, he tells us, portray “in the war, when she carefully burnished
miniature the life and times of a her story for mass consumption on
woman who maneuvered her way popular radio programs such as “This
through Japanese occupation in the Is Your Life” and “I Was There,” and
Philippines” while also providing occasionally played down the con-
fresh information about “the largely tributions of others. The author ad-
unsung, organized U.S. and Philip- mits that Phillips could be “deceptive
pine opposition to the Japanese oc- and foolish at times,” but even as he
cupation.” As a result, Eisner fleshes picks away at the threads of her self-
out not only the compelling drama of mythologizing, Eisner’s admiration
High Pockets and her circle of opera- is undiminished. “Good spies and
tives, but also the larger story of the heroes are not necessarily Boy Scouts
Manila underground that paved the or Girl Scouts,” he maintains, and he
way for MacArthur’s celebrated re- compellingly demonstrates that Phil-
turn. It proves to be an unexpectedly lips’ slippery nature and even her
timely story, as Eisner relates it, offer- vanities served to make her a singu-
ing a marked contrast to the present- larly effective intelligence asset. 
day landscape in which “rebels sty-
mie organized U.S. military forces” MacARTHUR’S SPIES
in foreign wars. “In the Philippines The Soldier, the Singer, and the Spymaster Who
the Americans were the rebels,” he
writes, “planning raids and sabotage Defied the Japanese in World War II
against a Japanese occupying army By Peter Eisner
unable to stop them all.”
Viking. 368 pp. $28
Along with Phillips, Eisner spot- Review by Daniel Stashower,
lights two other pivotal figures in the
“heroic saga of resistance.” The first The Washington Post
is John Boone, a 29-year-old corporal
separated from his men at Bataan,
who somehow patched together a
guerrilla army made up of stragglers
and deserters and effectively ha-
rassed Japanese forces. The other is
Charles “Chick” Parsons, a polo-play-
ing American businessman in Manila
who coolly posed as a Panamanian
diplomat and, later, on direct orders
from MacArthur, ran dangerous sup-
ply operations aboard submarines,
having equipped himself with cya-
nide tablets in case of capture. Par-
sons, Eisner writes, “became MacAr-
thur’s greatest espionage asset in the

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Dipso facto, alcohol is a problem in your relationship

STORY BY CAROLYN HAX THE WASHINGTON POST in the middle, which I think exists more heavy drinking are not the same person.
than people talk about. You can only operate on your side of the bound-
Dear Carolyn: My girlfriend
and I are in our mid-20s and – Dealing With Alcohol ary, and only stall for so long as the straight talk
have been dating for four years. and therapy options play out. Add Al-Anon to that
We love each other deeply and Dear Dealing: It does exist, but it also list, too, please. As it will tell you, eventually you
generally communicate well, doesn’t matter that it does. Not here, face the choice between staying with your girl-
but one issue that has come up not for you two – because you think friend on the current terms, or leaving because
repeatedly is alcohol consump- your girlfriend drinks too much and you can’t accept them. That’s it. I hope you both
tion. Many of the day-to-day she has no interest in drinking less. wake up before it comes to that. 
social events we participate in
involve casual drinking. While So you’ve reached a point of deci-
we both try to be cognizant of our consumption for sions, not definitions.
health/wellness reasons, we tend to get into petty
fights when we’ve had a couple of drinks, and my Going to couples’ therapy is such a
girlfriend often feels I judge her for how much she decision, and I hope you follow through
drinks. with it. Being honest with your girl-
I’ll confess, I do to a certain extent, but she has friend would be another, that you do
a history of “incidents” when drinking. It’s noth- think her drinking has become a prob-
ing involving driving or endangering others, more lem. No hedging, no “mutually agreed
behavior that puts her at risk. She is really resis- upon,” no “strategies,” no “Let’s hold
tant to any specific techniques to keep drinking in hands and count our drinks together!”
check – for example, she bristles at the idea of being Just, “I am not OK with this.”
asked to count her drinks.
This has become enough of an issue and we’re If you’re judging her then admit that,
struggling to talk about it productively, so I’ve sug- too, although I hope you aren’t; that
gested sessions with a couples’ therapist. She’s re- would imply alcohol abuse is a char-
luctant but willing to go, but I wanted to see if you acter flaw when it’s more complicated
had any good resources for talking about alcohol than that. Plus, if you do see her as hav-
in a relationship, like mutually agreed upon limits, ing character issues, then the therapy and other
strategies for going into events that involve drink- drinking-abatement efforts are disingenuous.
ing, etc.?
It seems like everything out there is centered Accordingly, here’s another decision: Are you
around a dichotomy of alcoholism vs. “normal” in or out? Unless your girlfriend has an epipha-
drinking, and I’m trying to find something more ny – and realizes that if you have to count it’s too
many and if you can’t count it’s dangerous – you
have only the reality she’s giving you. It includes
an impenetrable boundary: The one who wants
the drinking curtailed and the one who does the

For hernia repair,
surgery gains favor

28 Thursday, June 15, 2017 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly


For hernia repair, robot-assisted surgery gains favor

STORY BY TOM LLOYD STAFF WRITER camp Glotzer is in. invasive] laparoscopic procedures. Dr. Daniel Glotzer.
[email protected] “In the old days,” says Glotzer as Now, we’ve moved on from laparo-
scopic and into robotic surgeries.” PHOTOS: GORDON RADFORD
Few can speak as authoritative- he prepares for a procedure, “sur-
ly as Indian River Medical Center geons used say the bigger the cut, Fully aware that the term “ro- general surgeon Dr. Edward Mur-
general surgeon Dr. Daniel Glotzer the better surgeon you are. Then in botic” is sometimes disquieting to phy are among a growing number
about the best way to surgically re- the ’90s, we started with [the less some patients who imagine either of physicians who have embraced
pair a hernia. some kind of autonomous 1950s robot-assisted surgeries.
movie-type robot wielding a scalpel,
As most people are aware, “a her- or a glorified video game console on Indeed, in just two short years,
nia occurs when there is a weakness which doctors and nurses compete some 800 such procedures have
or hole in the muscular wall that for high scores – Glotzer quickly taken place at the Vero hospital and
usually keeps abdominal organs in moves to allay those fears. Glotzer predicts that number will
place. This defect allows organs and continue to climb.
tissues to push through – or herniate “I tell them that the robot doesn’t
– producing a bulge,” which often re- do anything on its own,” Glotzer Specifically, Glotzer points to im-
quires surgery to repair, according says calmly, “I tell them it’s only a pressive results from urological and
to Medical News Today. tool that’s at our disposal so we can gynecological procedures, where
do a better job at what we do. We are the nimble “hands and fingers” of
The Food and Drug Administra- able to do more complex procedures the robot, working in very small
tion says “hernia repairs are com- – more complex repairs – that would spaces, are giving today’s surgeons
mon. More than 1 million are per- be difficult to do with a laparoscopic an important edge.
formed each year in the U.S.” procedure … [and] that would other-
wise require much larger incisions. Looking for a non-medical opin-
And, not surprisingly, different ion?
surgeons have different preferences “The laparoscopic instruments
about which procedure to use. are like sticks and a robotic instru- Goldman Sachs just issued a
ment is like having your fingers “strong buy” recommendation on
In chronological order, those op- and your hands inside the patient a surgical robotics manufacturer
tions include traditional or open because they move in three dimen- in no small part because it predicts
surgery, the newer laparoscopic sions.” “robot-assisted procedures will rise
technique, and the newest proce- by 100 percent in the next two years
dure of all, robotic-assisted surgery. Glotzer also cites the “advanced due to increasing usage during her-
magnification” of the surgical area nia, gall bladder and other surger-
There’s no doubt about which with robotic surgeries along with ies.”
the ability to superimpose different
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Health officials promise drugs to curb opioid epidemic

STORY BY LENNY BERNSTEIN THE WASHINGTON POST opioid have picked up speed in re- rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. NIH
cent years as the epidemic has mush- is working with 10 drug companies
Top federal health officials said last roomed, after flagging in the past two and 12 advocacy groups – including
week that they will launch a joint ef- decades because the medical com- the drug industry’s lobbying organi-
fort with pharmaceuticals companies munity did not realize how addictive zation, the Pharmaceutical Research
to accelerate the development of drugs the drugs were or how little effect they and Manufacturers of America – on a
aimed at helping to curb the U.S. opi- have on chronic pain, Collins said. plan to develop new treatments and
oid epidemic, which has struck Flor- methods of diagnosis.
ida and other states hard, leading to The public-private model is pat-
many overdose deaths. terned after NIH’s Accelerating Medi- Both sides contribute funding
cines Partnership, a three-year-old to that effort, and Collins said that
Francis S. Collins, director of the effort to develop new treatments for would be true of the opioid project, as
National Institutes of Health (NIH), Alzheimer’s disease, Type 2 diabetes, well. 
and Nora D. Volkow, who heads one
its components, the National Institute
on Drug Abuse, announced a public-
private partnership aimed at cutting
in half the time ordinarily needed to
develop new therapies.

The goal is to rapidly bring to mar-
ket three types of drugs: non-addic-
tive medications for chronic pain,
better treatments for opioid addiction
and improved methods of reversing
opioid overdoses.

“We are very much committed to
bringing all hands on deck to address
what is clearly a major public health
crisis in our society,” said Collins, who
added that President Donald Trump
had encouraged him to make this area
of research a high priority. There is a
“long list of scientific opportunities
that we are very committed to pursu-
ing,” Collins added.

Collins and Volkow made their an-
nouncement in an article in the New
England Journal of Medicine and in a
briefing for reporters.

The officials said there is a strong
need in the battle against opioid ad-
diction for both the kind of basic re-
search that NIH conducts and ways
to quickly convert discoveries into
drugs. Every day, they noted in the
journal article, 90 Americans die of
opioid overdoses despite the wide-
spread availability of naloxone, which
counteracts opioid’s life-threatening

Relapse is common among sub-
stance abusers despite the develop-
ment of buprenorphine and other
medications that treat the powerful
cravings of opioid addiction.

Of the three goals, development
of a non-addictive but effective an-
algesic for severe and chronic pain
would have the most far-reaching ef-
fect. Volkow said NIH can contribute
by conducting research on newly un-
derstood cellular pathways for pain
signaling and its relief. In the journal
article, Collins and Volkow also raised
the possibility of developing a drug
that binds to opioid receptors in the
brain and kills pain but does not cre-
ate euphoria or suppress breathing.

Efforts to develop a non-addictive

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FINE & CASUAL DINING Stuffed Chicken Breast
with Creamy Pesto.

Loaded Ceasar.

Crab Cakes.


3-Way Beef Medallions. Mediterranean-style Mussels.

Beachside Fusion: A delightful dining experience

REVIEW BY LISA ZAHNER STAFF WRITER menu. We noted lots of busy prepara- sauce, plus roasted multi-color finger- the kind of restaurant that makes you
[email protected] tions in the kitchen and something def- ling potatoes and a vegetable, for which look forward to returning for your next
initely smelled good. It was the bread. I chose brussels sprouts with bacon and dining experience.
When contemplating that eternal As we considered the many tempting onions. With all that delectable food on
question of where to go for dinner, it’s appetizers and entrees to order, Au- my plate, I devoured the fabulous brus- I welcome your comments, and en-
easy to overlook a restaurant tucked in brey brought a loaf of warm, sourdough sels sprouts first. The steak was cooked courage you to send feedback to me at
a private club, but Beachside Fusion at bread with a generous swirl of the chef’s to order at medium-rare and the sauces [email protected].
Kiwi Tennis Club in Indian Harbour signature apple-cinnamon butter. were tasty and distinct enough from
Beach is open to the public, rain or each other to be interesting. The duck The reviewer is a Brevard resident
shine, and serves up wonderful food The rainy day called for a cup of soup, was perfectly cooked – moist on the in- who dines anonymously at restaurants
with friendly service. so we both ordered the creamy tomato side and slightly crispy on the outside, at the expense of this newspaper. 
soup, a savory blend with chunks of to- not at all greasy, with a sweet, tangy
We headed in for an early dinner at matoes for added texture and a dollop orange sauce barely coating the skin. HOURS
6 p.m. last Wednesday, right after what of a mild wasabi sauce on top for a sub- With the fingerling potatoes and tender Mon. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
my grandmother would have called a tle contrasting flavor. Aubrey suggested grilled asparagus on the side, my com- Tues.- Thurs. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
gully-washer – one of our sudden, side- that next time we dined, that we might panion said the duck more than met his Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
ways rainstorms that brings a welcome try the soup paired with the Ultimate expectations. Sun. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
respite from 90-plus degree weather this Grilled Cheese sandwich made with
time of year. Because of the downpour, Gouda, cheddar and goat cheese. We barely had room after our din- BEVERAGES
Kiwi’s courts were damp and deserted, ners, but were glad we splurged for a Full bar
and so was the outdoor bar and covered Then out came our ahi tuna appe- sweet ending. My companion ordered
patio when we arrived. Indoors, we had tizer ($12) seared on the edges and pink the apple crisp a la mode ($6), which ADDRESS
the bright, tastefully appointed dining in the middle, drizzled with a soy ginger was served warm and was delicious. My 30 Tradewinds Drive,
room to ourselves. glaze, wasabi aioli and black sunflower warm strawberry crepe ($6), however, Indian Harbour Beach
seed – with just enough kick from the was possibly even better, and definitely
Every table was elegantly set with wasabi to complement the delicate fla- a richer option. The fluffy, fresh-made PHONE
white linens and black cloth napkins, vor of the fresh fish. There was plenty crepes covered in a warm, maple cream (321) 428-3587
each one inviting us to take a seat, but for two to share. sauce and sliced strawberries made
my companion and I were drawn to a me want to come back and try Beach-
table by the huge picture window over- For entrees, I chose the three-way side Fusion for breakfast or brunch on
looking the tennis courts, remarking beef medallions ($26), and my compan- Sunday sometime. My companion also
that it would be fun to come back and ion chose the roast duckling ($26). noted that this would be a perfect spot
enjoy the competition. to meet friends for dessert and coffee.
The melt-in-your-mouth beef was
Our server Aubrey was bubbly, at- topped with three different sauces – a Beachside Fusion at Kiwi is definitely
tentive and knowledgeable as we took portabella Diane, crab and aspara-
our time chatting and looking over the gus béarnaise and a black peppercorn

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Bonz says Lady Kai’s a real princess of a pooch

bad human, Osama bin Laden. Cairo all. He really doesn’t

and his team got to meet the PRESi- care much for other

Hi Dog Buddies! dent an everything.” pooches, anyway.

This week I learned about a breed “Woof! I had no idea!” I exclaimed, to- So Mom kept him in
new to me: a Belgian Malinois. Lady
Kai Adache lives with her Mom, Mar- tally impressed. “That is Extremely Cool his crate (which he
cia, and her big brother, Gage, a Ger-
man Shepherd. Dog Biscuits!” loves) when I first

They came right up to me an my assis- “I KNOW! Isn’t it? So, before me, my came home, and I
tant with lotsa frenly barkin’ an waggin’.
While both were impressive pooches, Mom had another Malinois, named politely didn’t pes-
Gage was bigger. I felt like a pipsqueak.
Lady Kai was beautiful. At first glance, Chinook. Him an Gage were Besties, ter him. I’m a pretty
she resembled a German Shepherd, but
slimmer: fawn-colored coat, long black and everybody just loved the stuffin’s laid-back girl. It
snout an ears (big triangles that stand
straight up an look like boat sails) and outta him. Then he got sick an went to only took a coupla
an expression that
Dog Heaven. Gage’d sit by the ocean for of days for him to
says she’s always
payin’ attention. hours just lookin’ out and missin’ Chi- figure out I was

After the Wag-and-Sniffs an the in- nook. Mom decided they both needed okey-dokey. Now
tros, I got my notebook out. Gage, a very
handsome poocheroo, plopped his al- another pooch. So she started lookin’. we’re Total Bes-
most-100-pound self onto a soft mat and
began chewing on a basketball-sized “Then, last September, she was on- ties. He’s a great
ball – an mumbling. Once in a while,
he’d walk over and give my assistant line and found Dogs In Crisis, a res- Big Brother. But
some nosebumps, then go back to the
ball an the mumbling. The entire time. cue place down in Homestead. There he has problems

“I’m delighted to meet you an your was a pikshur of this dog that with his back, so
family, Lady Kai.”
he usually hasta
“Thank you, Mr. Bonzo. Just ‘Kai’ is
fine. Mom added the ‘Lady’ cuz the lit- stop playin’ be-
tle boy who first found me and brought
me to the shelter (I was a stray) called fore me. Any-
me Lady.”
way, he’s 9 an
“Well, it’s a very nice name. Could you
tell me a little about your breed. And, of I’m somewhere
course, your rescue.”
around 2.
“Sure. I’m totally proud to be a Ma-
linois. Didja know that most of the dog “Right after
members of the Navy SEALs are Mali-
nois? One of us, Cairo, was a member I came here, Lady Kai, the Belgian Malinois. PHOTOS BY GORDON RADFORD
of the secret SEAL commando team Mom hadda
that parachuted in an got that really take Gage to

the doctor for a check-up. Since he was is Capt. Forster

always great home alone, she thought Hammock Preserve. We explore and

a short time away’d be OK for me. Well, pretend we’re fearless wolves.

it WASN’T! I had a Meltdown. I thought “Me an Charlotte have Play Dates at

I’d never see them ever again, an I went each other’s houses. We have this one

barking nuts. I jumped all over every- ball that we both grab at the same time,

thing, cleared all the counters, desks, an and both hold on to, then we run around

tables. I think I might have broken some the house together trying to get it away

stuff, too. After that Mom crated me from each other.”

when they were out. I’m fine now. Me an Suddenly, Kai leaped up, ran to the

looked ’zackly like Chinook.” Gage both still love our comfy crates. sliding glass doors, bumping against

“Let me guess,” I interjected. “Was “Mom’s been teaching me agility, them and barking. A squirrel was sitting

that – you?” which is zooming in an out an around on the backyard fence.

“It WAS! So Mom called right away. an though an over stuff as fast as you Kai’s ear were in Alert Mode. “Lemme

But it was too late. I was already taken.” can without fallin’ on your caboose or at ’em! Lemme at ’em,” she barked,

“Wha-at?” knockin’ stuff over. Gage usta be super bouncing up and down.

“Then one day Mom got a call from the at that, and I think I’m gonna compete Gage lifted his head off the mat.

Dogs In Crisis people. My family hadn’t like him. Not to boast, but I’m really “When it comes to squirrels, that girl is

worked out. They were nice an all, but I good at it. It’s AKC, and I’ll start with a Nut Case (no pun intended). Hey, Little

was just too much dog. I need a LOT of Trials, then Open, then Excellent, just Sis, give it a rest! You’ve already got a lot-

exercise, ya know. I ALWAYS hafta have like my Big Brother. He’s gonna be so ta squirrel notches on your belt.”

a TASK. But, before Mom could adopt proud of me! At that point, the squirrel, who had

me, she hadda qualify, do an inner-view “Me an Gage love to kayak over to been swishing his tail and smirking at

an everything. She passed, cuz she’s a the lagoon islands, with Mom and Aunt the silly pooch bouncing up an down

dog trainer and she understands about Becky and Charlotte (she’s a Labrador, on the other side of the glass, wisely de-

keepin’ us big, active pooches busy and about my same age). We have a canoe, cided to vacate the premises.

well-behaved.” too, and a paddleboard, which I haven’t “Sorry, Mr. Bonzo. Maybe I should go

“Was it hard for you and Gage to get tried yet, but I’m gonna. We play in the to that squirrel support group Charlotte

used to each other?” river all day. We also have a total blast told me about. Squirrels are my weak-

“At first Gage wasn’t sure about me. At in the ocean. Another cool place to play ness.”

Don’t be shy! “I totally understand,” I sympathized.
“Bread’s mine.”

Till next time,

We are always looking for pets with interesting stories. To set up -The Bonz
an interview, please email [email protected].

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Indialantic home offers charming water views

BY GEORGE WHITE gets full advantage of the natural light Accessed by several sets of French home,” said Ferrand. “In the winter-
Staff Writer with nearly every room having direct doors along the family room and time we would have parties and open
water views. One of the second-floor kitchen at the back of the home, the up all the doors and the people would
An appealing two-story Indialan- bedrooms was used by the Ferrands porch in good weather becomes valu- flow out onto the patio through the
tic home with a river view, but with- as a home office. able added living space – and good French doors.’’
out the added expense of a canal lot, weather is abundant on Brevard’s
features high-end renovations and a “I could sit at my desk and see the charming barrier island. The lawn on .36 acre lot has been
resort-style pool at 2 Shore View Lane storms coming across the river,’’ meticulously maintained and the
in River Shores. George Ferrand said. “It’s a perfect family entertainment back yard, which is enclosed by a
area that adds to the living area of the 6-foot privacy fence, is filled with
Besides the river views, the house

Itistheorientationofthe2,246-square- comes with community water ac-
foot Southern-styled home on its cul de cess to the canal and Indian River
sac, located directly across from a wide from the cul de sac, perfect for kaya-
canal and vista of the Indian River, that king, canoeing and stand-up paddle
gives the home added charm as well as boarding.
value, according to sellers George and
Yvette Ferrand. The other outdoor-recreation high-
light of the family-oriented home
“You can see the river out the front is the swimming pool, which is de-
door. It’s literally riverfront without signed with a portion of the shallow
the hassles or expense,’’ George Fer- end in the shade, under the roof that
rand said. covers the home’s 53-foot-by-11-foot
Because the home faces south, it

TOP 1% OF BREVARD “Todd is highly motivated, very ambitious
and receptive to your needs. He always
has your best interest at heart!”
RE/MAX OLYMPIC REALTY Todd moved here from Minnesota and has been serving the citizens of
Brevard County for 20 years with high energy, hard work and his unique way
321-749-8405 with people. His vast knowledge of the many neighborhoods and communi-
ties in the area, interest in real estate and willingness to go above and beyond
[email protected] for his clients is a winning combination for either buyers or sellers!
WWW.DOORTOTHEEASTSHORE.COM He specializes in marketing unique properties and water properties by using
a professional photographer to capture the most beautiful pictures that at-
tract buyers from all around the world. He also has the experience and knowl-
edge to help ANY seller that wants an agent that is hardworking, trustworthy
and goes the extra mile to handle each of his clients on a “one on one” basis.
Overall he has single handedly closed over 300 transactions which equals
well over 125 Million Dollars of Real Estate since starting in 2007/2008. This
stature has made him one of the preferred agents in the area and landed him
in the “Top 1% of Brevard County agents!” but the most important thing is
that all his clients are happy!

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, June 15, 2017 37



well-established landscaping, in- The interior of the home has sev- The home has an attached two-car Neighborhood: River Shores
cluding several groupings of valuable eral high-end details including an garage, family room, formal dining Year built: 1968
palm trees. open kitchen and breakfast room room, formal living room and over-
with newer stainless steel appli- sized laundry with laundry chute Architectural style: Southern
Irrigation for the yard is provided by ances and light Italian marble. The from the second floor. Square footage under air:
a system put in along with a new pool master suite bathroom has separate 2,246 square feet
pump earlier this year. The home also closets, a jetted tub and a walk-in The Ferrands describe the River Construction:
has a newer roof, dating from 2011, shower. Shores neighborhood, conveniently Combination brick, stucco
and an HVAC system installed in 2013. Bedrooms: 4
CONTINUED ON PAGE 39 Bathrooms: 2 full baths and
1 half-bath
Lot size: .36 acre
Additional features: Wood

burning fireplace; large laundry
room with laundry shoot; re-
modeled gourmet kitchen with
Italian granite and tile; master
suite bathroom with jetted tub
and walk-in shower
Listing agency: Treasure Coast
Sotheby’s International Realty
Listing agent: Sales associate
Kathy Heyl, 321-223-5223
Listing price: $475,500

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Real Estate Sales on South Brevard island: June 2 to June 8

With the arrival of June, the real estate market slowed a bit in island ZIP codes 32951, 32903 and 32937.
Satellite Beach led the way with 7 sales, followed by Indialantic with 5, Indian Harbour Beach with 4 and
Melbourne Beach reporting 3.
Our featured sale of the week was of a home in a family friendly neighborhood of Melbourne Beach. The
residence at 320 Amberjack Place was placed on the market March 4 with an asking price of $475,000. The
price was subsequently reduced to $465,000. The transaction closed June 8 for $450,000.
The seller in the transaction was represented by David Settgast of Treasure Coast Sotheby’s. The purchaser
was represented by Michael Janik of Keller Williams Realty.



RICHARDS SUBD 260 RICHARDS RD 4/4/2017 $374,900 $374,900 6/5/2017
WILCOX MELBOURNE BEA 1500 ATLANTIC ST 7 4/24/2017 $199,000 $199,000 6/2/2017 195,000


INDIALANTIC SEC G 306 9TH 3/28/2017 399,000 399,000 6/6/2017 $385,000
OCEANSIDE ESTATES 3809 POSEIDON WAY 450,000 6/2/2017 $450,000
OCEAN OAKS 139 CAMBRIDGE CT 3/22/2017 479,016 324,700 6/2/2017 $315,000
CORAL PALM CONDO 2875 N HIGHWAY A1A N 301 410,000 6/7/2017 $390,000
RIO VILLA UNIT V 420 RIO VILLA BLVD 5/12/2017 324,700 385,000 6/7/2017 $385,000

4/18/2017 410,000

3/14/2017 385,000


SOMERSET OCEANFRONT 2075 HIGHWAY A1A 2703 1/17/2017 565,000 549,900 6/2/2017 535,000
GOLDEN BEACH EST 1ST 212 HARBOUR DR W 379,900 6/5/2017 380,000
INDIAN HRBR BCH S3 103 S OSCEOLA DR 3/31/2017 379,900 339,900 6/6/2017 339,900
BURNS VILLAGE SEC 1 1123 STEVEN PATRICK AVE 179,900 6/6/2017 180,000
S PATRICK SHORES 2S 705 PELICAN DR 2/6/2017 349,900 249,900 6/2/2017 249,900
TORTOISE ISLAND P2U1 774 HAWKSBILL ISLAND DR 575,000 6/5/2017 560,000
WATERWAY TWNHMS 2B10 437 DOVE LN 910 4/30/2017 179,900 239,000 6/6/2017 230,000
SAND CASTLE CONDO 1273 HIGHWAY A1A 107 179,900 6/5/2017 175,000
EAU GALLIE SHORES 405 SHERIDAN AVE 5/4/2017 249,900 425,000 6/6/2017 425,000
AMHRST GRD SEC 5 U1 475 E AMHERST CIR E 284,530 6/7/2017 275,000
OCEAN WALK CONDO 2225 HIGHWAY A1A 209 3/6/2017 625,000 340,000 6/8/2017 324,000

5/18/2017 239,000

4/24/2017 179,900

4/18/2017 425,000

4/20/2017 284,530

2/26/2017 340,000

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, June 15, 2017 39


Here are some of the top recent barrier island sales.

Subdivision: Oceanside Estates, Address: 3809 Poseidon Way Subdivision: Somerset Oceanfront, Address: 2075 Highway A1A 2703

Listing Date: 3/22/2017 Listing Date: 1/17/2017
Original Price: 479,016 Original Price: 565,000
Recent Price: 450,000 Recent Price: 549,900
Sold: 6/2/2017 Sold: 6/2/2017
Selling Price: $450,000 Selling Price: 535,000
Listing Agent: Cristina Maria Quintana Listing Agent: Jean Hanson

Selling Agent: Mercedes Premier Realty, LLC Selling Agent: RE/MAX Elite

Jack Taylor Nick F Farinella

Re/Max Alternative Realty Coldwell Banker Res RE

Subdivision: Tortoise Island P2U1, Address: 774 Hawksbill Island Dr Subdivision: Eau Gallie Shores, Address: 405 Sheridan Ave

Listing Date: 3/6/2017 Listing Date: 4/18/2017
Original Price: 625,000 Original Price: 425,000
Recent Price: 575,000 Recent Price: 425,000
Sold: 6/5/2017 Sold: 6/6/2017
Selling Price: 560,000 Selling Price: 425,000
Listing Agent: Kevin Hill Listing Agent: Joseph Friedman

Selling Agent: Re/Max Alternative Realty Selling Agent: Keller Williams Realty

Kimberly Sisko Judith R Bergin

CENTURY 21 Baytree Realty RE/MAX Aerospace Realty


located between the Eau Gallie and Melbourne
causeways, as quiet and filled with executives and

“It’s an established upscale neighborhood that is
very supportive,” George Ferrand said.

The Ferrands said people who visited the home
enjoyed its décor and layout and said it made them
feel calm and relaxed.

“In addition to being warm and welcoming and
having that welcoming southern charm, it has
what we call a subtle elegance,” Ferrand said of the
home, which is listed by Treasure Coast Sotheby’s
sales associate Kathy Heyl for $474,500. 





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