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Candidates make presence
known in sprint to election
STORY BY BILL SOKOLIC STAFF WRITER – and doing so in myriad ways.
BillMe[email protected] A proliferation of signs. Fly-
If you’re unfamiliar with the ers in the mail. Door-to-door
candidates for local office in glad-handing. Meet and greets.
Indialantic and Melbourne And, in the case of Indialantic,
Beach, you won’t be for long. a candidate forum – the Space
Coast League of Women Voters
To some people, mid-Oc- will hold its Q&A from 6 p.m. to
tober means traditional au- 8 p.m. Friday at the Eastminster
tumnal activities, or a smor- Presbyterian Church on River-
gasbord of playoff baseball. side Drive.
To seekers of elected office, it
means making themselves and In Indialantic, Simon Kemp
their positions known to voters
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ANDREA DERATANY: 1944-2017
A trailblazing politician
and passionate advocate
An elementary school student was approached by two males in a truck as she walked to her Lansing Island home last week. PHOTO: RYAN CLAPPER STORY BY GEORGE WHITE STAFF WRITER
STORY BY GEORGE WHITE STAFF WRITER Island has Indian Harbour ported that her daughter, Andrea Deratany, a local trailblazer
[email protected] Beach police searching sur- an Ocean Breeze Elemen- for women in politics and a champion
veillance video while warn- tary School student, was ap- for the environment, died Oct. 8 at the
An incident involving a ing both kids and parents to proached by two males in age of 73 from pancreatic cancer diag-
10-year-old girl being ap- be on the lookout for suspi- a black truck as she walked nosed just two months previously.
proached by two men in a cious activity. from the bus stop (located in-
truck in broad daylight as she In typical fashion, Deratany faced
returned home to Lansing The girl’s mother re- CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 her final days with dignity and kind
CONTINUED ON PAGE 6 Andrea Deratany.
COMPANY MAN! School boundary issue tops Town Hall agenda
Young Brooks Backes PHOTO: JULIAN LEEK STORY BY PETE SKIBA CORRESPONDENT possibly facing an involuntary must be shuffled around.
looks the part as he tries change of schools due to the re- A Town Hall sponsored by
on firefighter gear School Board meetings and drawing of districts.
during Indian Harbour Town Halls have been known Tina Descovich, District 3 School
Beach Volunteer Fire to become rambunctious, but The message imparted to at- Board member, drew about 75
Department’s annual not the one last week at Satel- tendees was, in short: If you people to Satellite’s 750-seat the-
Open House event lite High – despite some parents don’t want a major hike in taxes ater. About 25 in the audience
Saturday. being livid about their kids to build new schools, students
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Tapped out: Water restrictions still in place ATTEMPTED ABDUCTION
STORY BY GEORGE WHITE STAFF WRITER er, who had sewage back Irma was weeks quicker, “However, the CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
[email protected] up in her neighborhood quality control seems lacking as more
and likely will again in the debris is left on the ground and in the side the community gates) to her home
Nearly six weeks after Hurricane next storm if improvements streets after collection.” on Lansing Island Drive around 3:15
Irma, beachside residents were still, aren’t made. The flooding p.m. on Oct. 10. The male in the passen-
as of press time, under orders to limit that kept city workers busy Adding to the misery factor for ger seat of the truck reportedly asked
indoor water use so the beleaguered was more widespread in the beachside residents who have been the child if she needed a ride home.
sewer system won’t again become over- second storm, she said. under water-use restrictions for more
loaded. than a month and told not to shower, The girl’s mother contacted the Mel-
She said wastewater dis- wash laundry or dishes and even to bourne Beachsider to correct what she
Torrential rains on the heels of Hur- charges into the river by limit flushing of toilets, two weeks ago saw as an error in the published police
ricane Irma had beachside officials the county are understand- the City of Melbourne Utilities issued a report.
comparing almost consecutive worst- able but unacceptable as a precautionary boil water notice for the
case scenarios, where streets became long-term solution. To find entire island from the South Beaches to “What happened was the truck
impassable and county wastewater a better way, Barker decided Satellite Beach. That boil water notice stopped her and asked her if she want-
systems became so inundated they re- to turn to newly formed or- lasted for the entire weekend, forcing ed a ride home. She said no. She began
quired discharging close to 20 million ganizations focused on water quality in some businesses like Satellite Beach walking again. The truck continued to
gallons in raw, untreated sewage into the Indian River Lagoon. Dunkin’ Donuts to close temporarily, follow her and stopped again. The pas-
Indian Harbour Beach canals leading to and restaurants to limit their menus senger asked the same question and
the Indian River Lagoon to keep waste- Barker met with the county manager and drink offerings. (name redacted) started running.”
water from again backing up into the and county utility director shortly af-
neighborhoods. ter the second storm and asked them Water pressure in the system had “The report implies the vehicle
to make a presentation to the Citizen taken a drastic dive, which triggered a stopped once and asked her three times
Federal officials recognized how bad Oversight Committee for the Lagoon state-mandated notification for water in one sitting,” the mother said, em-
the rain was on Oct. 1 when the Fed- Tax for potential solutions for lessening customers to boil any water at a rolling phasizing that the truck pursued and
eral Emergency Management Agency the frequency and volume of the dis- boil for at least one minute before it is persisted.
(FEMA) included flood damages from charges. That presentation will be held consumed or used for brushing teeth,
the “no-name storm” as part of the at the Oct. 20 meeting at 8:30 a.m. at rinsing food, cooking food or washing After the student ran, it was reported
emergency declaration granted for the the Viera Complex, Building C, Florida eating utensils. Water pressure steadily that the vehicle did not continue travel-
area for Hurricane Irma, which hit Bre- Room. improved and was finally restored on ing in the same direction as the child,
vard Sept. 10. Saturday afternoon. As of Sunday eve- but possibly made a U-turn and exited
One option may be to increase ning, Melbourne was still waiting for Lansing Island. The description: an old-
The difference in reaction follow- beachside storage capacity as a way to required bacteriological tests to come er, black, 2-door truck with dull paint.
ing the two weather events was that by forestall or eliminate river discharges back clean so the city could lift the boil The passenger was dark-skinned male,
the time the Oct. 1 flood waters had re- during heavy rains, she said. water notice for the barrier island. possibly Hispanic, wearing a white,
ceded, local officials who managed the dirty T-shirt and sunglasses with orange
flooding/sewage crisis on an emergen- “If residents do not want to be incon- or red trim. No facial hair or facial scars
cy basis for weeks started looking for venienced during major rains, we need were observed. The male was possibly
longer-term solutions. more storage. More storage means in his early 20s and spoke English with-
more land, which is very costly. We do out any dialect.
Events of September and October not have a lot of vacant land either.
are only a taste of what could happen When the river is full, the ponds are full, Officers responded to Lansing Island
should a major, slow-moving Category and the ground is saturated, there is not and made contact with individuals op-
3, 4 or 5 storm hit Brevard County and anywhere for the water to go,’’ Barker erating vehicles matching the descrip-
deliver rain and storm surge by the feet. said. tion provided. All contacts were identi-
In other words, it’s been a not-so-dry fied and found not to be the suspected
run, and now the local governments While county-contracted crews were individuals in this case, police said.
and utilities must work together toward quicker to remove debris following
solutions – to make sure what hap- Hurricane Irma compared to 2016’s In an attempt to further investigate
pened in the weeks after Irma never Hurricane Matthew, they left a bigger this incident, the Indian Harbour Beach
happens again. mess, causing drainage problems dur- Police Department will be reviewing
ing the Oct. 1 storm. security video from the Lansing Island
One of the people on this task is Satel- Guard House. Officers will also be per-
lite Beach City Manager Courtney Bark- The start date for debris removal after forming extra patrols on Lansing, said
Indian Harbour Beach Police Chief Da-
“It’s still under investigation. We’re
treating like it absolutely did happen
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and we’re going to increase patrols out is suspicious and I can’t say what it was posted on its Facebook page along with The Indian Harbour Beach Police
there,’’ he said. The unusual aspect to or what it wasn’t, but obviously we are other information. Department is available to speak to
the incident is there is no way to get on concerned and taking the matter seri- families and groups, if requested.
or off the island without talking to the ously,’’ Butler said. This is a good opportunity to spend
guard, he said. time talking to you children about For more information or to report
He said the key ingredient in a safe “Stranger Danger” and what to do if you suspicious activity, call Indian Harbour
“In Indian Harbour Beach it’s unusu- city is citizen participation, as evi- are approached by a stranger, Butler Beach Police Department, Criminal In-
al for us to get these kind of calls now. It denced by the appeal the department said. vestigations Division, 321-773-3030.
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LOCAL ELECTIONS Yards signs for local candidates will be a common sight through Election Day. PHOTOS: JULIAN LEEK SCHOOL BOUNDARIES
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 their concerns are,” he said. based on signs blanketing the town, in- CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Incumbent Dunn has one of the more cluding outside his architecture office on
and Laura Rankin seek a seat held by Fifth Avenue. “It’s a small town so you do were administrators, staff and officials.
two-term incumbent Randy Greer. Law- coordinated campaigns. not necessarily require a media blast,” “The questions were insightful dur-
rence Maxwell goes up against incum- “I have been active in meet-and-greets he said. He considers himself an inde-
bent Dick Dunn, a councilman since pendent voice and uses NextDoor to ing the meeting,” said Descovich. “I just
2013. Kemp will hold a meet-and-greet and will continue to do so throughout counter people attempting to discredit wish the turnout had been greater.”
at 6:30 pm. Sunday at Aquarian Dreams, the course of the election,” he said. his candidacy and views.
414 N. Miramar Ave. “It’s a nice-sized School Superintendent Desmond K.
room,” he said. Dunn also distributed 135 signs. “I’ve “People try to link me and Laura Blackburn, Ph.D., spoke at the event and
received other request for signs. In de- Rankin together and lump us with touted achievements such as a 5-point
He’s also using Facebook and the local livering them, I have an opportunity to Councilwoman Mary Jo Kilcullen. They increase in third-grade reading profi-
NextDoor website to reach people. meet people and discuss my views and think we’re some kind of coalition but ciency, a 1.2 percent graduation rate
their concerns.” The councilman and we stand on our own platform. I focus increase (putting the total percentage
“I’m knocking on doors every day a team of campaign workers have in- on running myself,” he said. at an enviable 87.5 percent), 64 schools
even though recent storms put a damper creased door-to-door canvassing. “If a with Five Star awards, 67 “A” schools in
on that,” Kemp said. “Myself and a cou- resident wants to talk to me one on one, Maxwell believes his candidacy, the district, the district itself earning an
ple of other people are doing as many as I will meet each request.” heavy on infrastructure overhaul, is “A” for last year, and a conservative fi-
we can in a day.” already having an impact as his oppo- nancial outlook.
Maxwell has a campaign strategy nent, Dunn, has introduced a measure
For Rankin, campaigning ranges from calling for a tax increase to repair aging But when he asked the audience how
putting up yard signs to going online. storm water infrastructure. many had boundary questions, many
That social media element rests mostly hands raised in response indicated a
with NextDoor, but not Facebook. The less-contested election in Mel- heavy concern among the residents.
bourne Beach will determine who holds
“I never ran for office, so I suppose I’ll the seat until 2018 when the commis- “Let me kind of outline why, what
knock on people’s doors,” she said. sion spot opens again for a full term, the happened,” Blackburn said. “what we’re
result of a mid-term resignation. doing and how we are going to do it.”
If she had the finances, she’d like to
hire a blimp to fly over the town promot- Sherri Quarrie faces two challengers Blackburn pointed out that the in-
ing her candidacy. for a seat that will again be up for grabs creased number of families moving into
for a full term in 2018: Doug Hilmes and the county necessitated the need for
Incumbent Greer has mailers going Jay Maquire. more seats in classrooms. He added,
out. He also created a Facebook page “We are expected to manage the re-
and a website. Yard signs are going up Hilmes, a member of the planning sources of our system in as fiscally pos-
and door-to-door soliciting will follow. and zoning board, was scheduled to sible, as conservative as humanly pos-
hold his first meet-and-greet Wednes- sible.”
“I’m going to walk the streets meet- day at Oceanside Pizza, and has others
ing and greeting people. I’ll hand out in the works. Signs are on order. “I cre- “You can’t have empty seats and talk
flyers and talk to residents to see what ated a Facebook page asking people if about building new seats. There has to
they mind having a sign,” he said. be some shifting of people to where the
seats are. We can shift people to capac-
A door-to-door campaign got a late ity or build to capacity.”
start because of the rain and other in-
clement weather. Because there is no appetite for resi-
dents to have new taxes or debt to build
“The challenge is there is not a whole schools, Blackburn said, students must
lot on the ballot. I hope for a good turn- be found for schools that are not near
out but realize it’s not part of a general capacity – which leads to boundary
election,” Hilmes said. change.
Maguire is counting on his 20 years in “Everything in our plan is based on
Melbourne Beach to reach voters. “They those parameters,” Blackburn said. “We
know I have their best interest in mind,” won’t ask for more debt. We won’t ask for
said the member of the police pension more taxes.”
“The only way to progress is through
But he’s just getting his feet wet. He’ll critical conversation,” Blackburn said.
likely set up a website or Twitter ac- “So give it to us.”
count. Maybe a flyer. Maybe a meet-
and-greet later. Two West Melbourne residents said
they didn’t want changes in their neigh-
Mayor Jim Simmons runs unopposed borhoods where they bought homes
so he won’t campaign. expressly because of the schools. One
resident proposed a plan for discussion
that involved all Beachside students
staying Beachside. Many attend Mel-
bourne High School, but Tom Krell sug-
gested they attend Satellite High School.
A Satellite Beach resident, Leslie Pan-
ky, didn’t find the plan objectionable.
“Without much information I don’t
think it’s a bad idea,” Panky said. “I’ve
always wondered why kids that live all
the way over here are bussed all the way
over there in the first place. I didn’t come
to this meeting just for the boundaries.
I came to hear what he (Blackburn) to
say. I like what he had to say. I think he
is here for us.”
Satellite High School Principal Mark
Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, October 19, 2017 5
Elliott pointed out a problem and a pos- volve restricting Beachside students’ The maps and changes that residents by the end of January.
sible solution. use of an Educational Location Option have seen online or by going to bound- Blackburn continuously urged parents
policy to attend schools off the island. ary meetings are the first draft, Black-
“We have been an A school the last There are conditions that allow students burn said. to get involved in the boundary process
three years and at 90 percent capacity,” into schools not in their district. (Crite- by calling his office at 321-663-1000 ex-
said Elliott. “If we are to take more stu- ria and information are available at: bre- The board and its staff are out listen- tension 401, emailing him at blackburn.
dents we need portables.” vardflc.scriborder.com.) ing to residents and their concerns for a [email protected] or finding
second, third and possibly a fourth draft him on Facebook.
Krell’s suggested plan would also in-
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ANDREA DERATANY tions that my mother made has made health was made worse by the cold lege part time while considering vari-
me happy and proud. She was on the weather and polluted air of Pittsburgh, ous majors at BCC (now Eastern Florida
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 cutting edge. It’s exciting for me for that Andrea and her family were advised to State College). She later obtained her
to come out,’’ she said. move south, and the family moved to St. bachelor’s degree in psychology from
thoughts for family and friends, many Petersburg, Fla. Rollins College. She received her mas-
of whom contacted her at the request of Deratany’s legacy in Brevard lives on, ter’s degree in 1983 and her doctoral
her daughter Brooke Deratany Goldfarb, both in the hearts of those who knew After living in North Brevard for one degree in 1989, both in psychology from
who clearly shares many of her mother’s her personally, and among those with year, where Andrea attended Titusville Florida Institute of Technology in Mel-
best qualities of organization and com- whom she had dealings as the first High School, the Greens moved to South bourne. She opened a private practice in
passion. mayor of Indialantic and the first female Brevard in April 1960, at the end of her 1991 and enjoyed helping her patients
Brevard County Commissioner for her sophomore year, which enabled her to until her retirement in 2015.
“When we found out that she had district. Deratany was a Republican, but graduate from Melbourne High School
cancer, I went into practical mode. As her passions for protecting the environ- in 1962. Deratany became involved in poli-
her daughter I was really proud that ment and for limiting growth garnered tics, first as councilwoman and then as
she went out on a wave of love and not friends across the political spectrum. She married Tim Deratany in 1963 at the first female mayor of Indialantic,
suffering. That was really important to age 19, and had two children, son Todd from 1979-1984. She successfully ran for
me and my brother. When people pass, Deratany was born June 8, 1944, to in 1966 and daughter Brooke in 1969. County Commission, serving from 1984
that’s when their story gets told. For Jules and Mildred Feldman Green in through 1988. During her four-year term
people to acknowledge all the contribu- McKeesport, Pa. A sickly child whose It was only then that Deratany sought as county commissioner, the first wom-
out higher education, and went to col- an to be elected to the District 3 com-
missioner’s seat, she served as chairman
of the County Commission in 1987.
Commissioner Deratany was contact-
ed by the White House to help President
Ronald Reagan visit Melbourne. Hiring
a local caterer, it was decided to call the
event “A Picnic With the President” at
the Melbourne Auditorium. The cham-
ber committee decided to place certain
prominent people at the table with Rea-
gan. Among those chosen were Andrea
and the Chamber of Commerce Student
of the Year, her daughter Brooke.
Deratany indeed left a legacy. She
initiated the first-ever Sea Turtle Light-
ing Ordinance, which was adopted
by coastal communities in Brevard
County and the United States. She was
responsible for establishing the South
Mainland Library in Micco and the In-
dialantic Boardwalk. She was responsi-
ble for the Melbourne Library remain-
ing on Fee Avenue and for initiating the
bike-path project along A1A south of
“She was very concerned about sea
turtles, manatees and the preservation
of land and development. ... She want-
ed to preserve Brevard County and not
have it become another South Florida,’’
Brooke Deratany said.
“When you talk about her legacy, she
was a person who was clearly ahead of
her time,’’ said longtime Indialantic city
attorney Paul Gougelman.
Added Attorney and longtime friend
Michael Kahn: “Politically and person-
ally, she really does represent a life well
lived. Nothing was more important than
her integrity and she held to her prin-
ciples every day.”
In 2004, Deratany became interested
in ballroom dancing. It was then that
she met the love of her life, Jack Blasy.
They married at the Eau Gallie Yacht
Club on Dec. 3, 2006, and spent several
years traveling and dancing.
In addition to Blasy, she is survived by
her children, Todd Deratany and Brooke
Deratany Goldfarb (and her husband,
Loren Goldfarb); and grandchildren
Dylyn Deratany Macie Goldfarb, Lucas
Goldfarb and Andrea Jade Deratany.
Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, October 19, 2017 7
Melbourne Beach man guilty in drink-drive fatality
STORY BY BETH WALTON STAFF WRITER said Hillegass admitted wrongdoing third probation violation, said Assistant from a family of alcoholics, that he is
State Attorney Michelle McCarter. trying to better himself and has been at-
Just minutes after Zackary Hillegass shortly after investigators arrived at the tending Alcohol Anonymous in jail.
He previously failed a drug test and
was cut from his overturned SUV after scene. “This is all my fault, I shouldn’t had been in trouble for public intoxi- Hillegass told the judge that the pain
cation, she said. “This defendant had of killing Clements lives with him every
it crashed on the Jungle Trail, police say have been drinking,” he was overheard many chances,” McCarter told Judge day. “A piece of me disappeared when
Cox at sentencing. “He needs to face the he disappeared and I’m the one that
he took responsibility for his actions. saying. “I was driving the car. Damnit consequences of his actions.” did it,” he said. “Whatever I get here I
do deserve, but he was a very, very close
Standing on the dirt road surveying the man, (expletive).” Standing at his public defender’s side, friend to me and I really made a very bad
Hillegass blinked back tears as he told choice and I regret everything that hap-
wreckage, he admitted to drinking and Clements, also of Brevard County, the judge he was sorry just moments pened.”
before his sentencing. He said he comes
driving. He said it was all his fault. was trapped in the backseat. Blood was
But in the courtroom on Oct. 11 – pouring out of his mouth. Empty cans of
a year and half after his Bud Light, Rolling Rock and
friend and backseat pas- Natural Ice beer were scat-
senger died from injuries tered throughout the car.
sustained in the February The scent of alcohol was
2016 crash – the 24-year- overwhelming.
old Melbourne Beach resi- A third passenger, Mat- JUST LISTED IN THE CLOISTERS!
dent pleaded not guilty to thew Wright, 39, stood
felony charges of vehicular shocked nearby. “I can’t be-
homicide and vehicular lieve this,” authorities say
manslaughter while driving Wright told investigators at
under the influence. the scene. “He was driving
The historic road, often Zackary Hillegass is seen in court too fast. I told him not to
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tion. missed hitting an island family enjoying
In addition to some $177,000 in court the roadway in their golf cart.
fees and fines, Hillegass’ driver’s license Summerplace resident Michael
was permanently suspended. He was Hoover, 45, testified he and his wife
ordered to attend alcoholic support were traveling on the Jungle Trail with
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Jacobson told the judge. “Instead of go- court proceedings, but a recorded in-
ing to the treatment center, he went on a terview between him and White was
joy ride with his friend.” played for the jury.
“There is not a day that I don’t miss Hillegass, convicted on a felony bur-
him.” glary charge when he was 18 years old,
During the two-day trial, Deputy Mi- was on probation at the time of the
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SEEN & SCENE
Techie honors for best and brightest of Beachside biz
STORY BY CYNTHIA VAN GAASBECK CORRESPONDENT Jeff Piersail. PHOTOS: RYAN CLAPPER Lary Wilson, Shaleena Geiser, India Palencia, Bianca Sagnella and Eric Diaz.
Luciame Pires, Paulo Pires, Amy and Brian Hammer. Dr. Ken Stackpoole, Robert Salonen and Susie Glasgow.
Beachside communities known for
their relaxed way of life also happen software and electronic hardware CEO and President Michael Crown. nold. “We are very excited and hon-
to be terrific places to nurture high- engineering services. The 30-year veteran of such heavy- ored by this award. Our goal will be an
technology companies, as five from weights as General Electric and historic achievement,” she said.
east of the tech hubs on the mainland FracTEL LLC of Indialantic was Samsung spoke quietly of his com-
recently took home top honors at an presented with the Rising Star award, pany’s success. “You have to have a Paulo Pires, managing director of
industry awards banquet. which honors a new company or one great team, and I really do. This is a Embraer Engineering and Technol-
that has made significant progress in great area, honestly, to be an entre- ogy Center at Orlando Melbourne In-
The annual TechNovation Awards, the past 18 months. preneur,” he said to an appreciative ternational Airport, announced the
presented by the Melbourne Region- crowd. Lifetime Achievement Award. Mar-
al Chamber, shone the spotlight on The 8-year-old telecommunica- tine Rothblatt, chairwoman of United
some lesser-known but highly regard- tions company specializes in cloud- Winning in the large-company Therapeutics of Satellite Beach and
ed technology companies, and a few based systems and is headed up by category for Innovative Technology Melbourne, was unable to attend. She
Brevard County institutions and or- Product or Service was OneWeb. The was being honored for her work as
ganizations that advise and support company is partnering with France’s founder of the biotechnology compa-
them. Airbus Defense and Space to produce ny, which she began in 1996 to develop
broadband Internet satellites. Earlier a cure for her daughter’s disease.
The ceremony last Thursday eve- this year, OneWeb broke ground on
ning at the Hilton Melbourne Beach its $85 million satellite production Mainlanders Space Coast Fab Lab
Oceanfront was sponsored by Em- facility at Kennedy Space Center’s of Titusville, Rockledge and Palm Bay
braer Executive Jets, the Brazilian Exploration Park. was honored for the work it does in
aircraft manufacturer that has found bringing hands-on technical training
a profitable and welcoming second Moon Express, based at Cape Ca- to local youths. The Technology Cul-
home on the Space Coast. naveral Air Force Station, took home tivation Award recognizes that early
the award for small company. The introduction to high technology is a
Awards were presented to six com- 7-year-old firm, whose ultimate goal crucial building block in developing a
panies in five categories: Rising Star is to establish a mining operation on truly high-technology economy.
in Technology, Innovative Technol- the moon, is the only private enter-
ogy Product or Service (large and prise to be given permission to land The event coincided with the Mel-
small firms), Technology Cultivation, on Earth’s closest neighbor. Accept- bourne Chamber’s TechXpo, a tech-
Technology Executive of the Year and ing the award was Marketing and nology and innovation exposition,
Lifetime Achievement in Technology. Communication Director Julie Ar- held last Friday at the Eau Gallie
Misty Marot, CEO and president of
Novel Engineering in Satellite Beach,
was named Technology Executive of
the Year. Unable to attend the cer-
emony, Thomas Larkin accepted for
Marot. He noted to the crowd that the
company has grown in a year from
30 employees to 95 employees. “We
are growing at a rapid pace and it’s a
great time to be on the Space Coast,”
Earlier this year, Novel was named
the Innovation Company of the Year
by the Economic Development Com-
mission of Florida’s Space Coast.
Novel, headed up by Marot and her
husband Christopher Marot, provides
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High (tech) drama: Brevard
schools getting drone racing
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Vision LLC of Palm Bay. said.
“Drones: It’s the new industry,” Shelby Robertson is a junior in
Susin said to the students from five Merritt Island High School’s Da Vinci
high schools and one elementary Academy of Aerospace Technology,
school gathered on the floor in front of which is a four-year CHOICE academy
him. open to all Brevard students.
“This is something that I’ve dreamt “I’m not quite sure yet what I want
about. About two years ago, we started to do. A part of me wants to do chemi-
this process and now we’re ready to cal engineering or aerospace. I’m torn
go. Today’s the official announcement because I do love space and learning
for what is becoming the only school about it. With me being in this pro-
district in the United States to actually gram, I’m already getting emails from
have a drone racing team,” Susin said. colleges that offer aerospace,” she
He had their attention.
“Let me explain how that works:
On Nov. 17 at Northrop Grumman,
all schools are coming to find out
how they can be a part of the races.
Then from November through Febru-
ary, you guys are going to be design-
ing tracks at your schools and racing
drones through your schools,” he con-
The learning comes wrapped in fun,
and practical skills will be learned in
what are called innovation teams.
“In March we are going to have the
final race of the season at the air show
He said the finalists will be invited
to race at the Astronaut Memorial at
Kennedy Space Center.
Susin also told the students that
though they will be the first district
in the nation to have a team, they will
have plenty of company – and com-
petition – by March, when 26 other
Florida school districts are scheduled
to join the nascent league.
“None of this would be possible
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PHOTOS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 Jacob Rowe, Zach Johnson and Nathan Gonzalez of Merrit Island High. Emily Phelan of Bayside High.
Kerry Starr, Justin Thompson and Jason Milton.
Ricardo Alvarez. Mike DeRoche of Rockwell Collins sits with Steven Mallow Mike Gruner.
of Eau Gallie High at a flight simulator.
Lucas Brantley, Collin Padst, Christian Powell, Chase Turner and Nicholas Platt of Space Coast High. Students looking through drone goggles.
IS WHERE THE HEART IS
14 Thursday, October 19, 2017 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
ARTS & THEATRE
In ‘Baskerville’ comedy, Holmes is where the heart is
STORY BY PAM HARBAUGH CORRESPONDENT “It’s not like any other version of son. I think this is one of his best “Leading Ladies,” “Moon Over Buf-
[email protected] ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles,’ roles.” falo,” “Fox on the Fairway” and most
recently “The Games Afoot.”
The theatricality of a good mystery that’s for sure,” LaFortune said. “It is Girard has similar glowing reports
The playwright’s enormous list of
hits the stage at Melbourne Civic true to Arthur Conan Doyle’s story, for her trio of ensemble players, as plays also include “Lend Me a Tenor”
and the popular musical “Crazy for
Theatre in the Ken Ludwig comedy so it’s still a Sherlock Holmes mur- well as for dressers Sandy Ganio and
Mark Blackledge, David Hill and Glenn Krasney
“Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes der mystery, but it gets pretty funny Becky Behl-Hill, who help the actors
PHOTOS BY: BENJAMIN THACKER
Mystery.” along the way. And the silliness is
You.” While some people may say his
“It’s a relatively new play to all of heightened because we have five ac- English counterpart would be Ray
Cooney (“Run for Your Wife” and
us,” said director Peg Girard. “It’s tors playing all the roles in the story. “Out of Order,” to name two), Ludwig
is far more prolific.
never been done in Brevard County That’s part of the fun.”
He’s written two dozen plays as
and I’ve never seen it.” The story concerns the Baskerville well as the book “How to Teach Your
And she means not anywhere; it family living in the foggy English
A learned man with a wide wealth
was only in 2015 that the play de- moors, a place that sees many dark of literary knowledge, Ludwig grew
up in Pennsylvania where he went
buted, at the McCarter Theatre and stormy nights. to every play he could get to. Once a
year, his parents would take him to
Center in Princeton, N.J. Inspired The story is set in 1898, when Sir a show in New York City. In his blog,
he talks about being influenced by
by writings of one of his favorite au- Charles Baskerville is killed. His a wide range of playwrights, from
Neil Simon and Terence Rattigan to
thors, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Lud- friend, Dr. Mortimer, approaches Ben Travers and George Feydeau.
Throw in George Bernard Shaw and
wig wanted to take the “quixotic, Sherlock Holmes to solve a mystery: Williams Shakespeare, and you get a
smidgen of a glimpse into his deep
cerebral, dashing” heart of Sherlock Who is killing all the male Basker- background.
Holmes and set on stage the author’s ville heirs? Holmes and Watson head The playwright’s process involves
most famous stories, “The Hound of to Baskerville Hall to ferret out the
the Baskervilles.” answer.
As he explained in a taped McCart- “Adrian makes a wonderful Sher-
er Theatre interview, Ludwig knew lock Holmes,” Girard said. “Mark is
that to handle a story with a sweep doing an extraordinary job as Wat-
this big, he’d have to use
a bit of theater magic: tell
the whole shebang with a David Hill and Christina LaFortune
cast of five.
“The play is meant to
be as much about the
theater as it is about
Sherlock Holmes or Dr.
Watson,” he said.
At Melbourne Civic
Theatre, Girard has cast
five of her best known
and most beloved ac-
tors, including: Adrian
Cahill as Sherlock and
Mark Blackledge as Dr.
Watson. Three others
perform the roles of 40
characters. They are the
energetic and capable in their rapid on-stage
trio of Christina LaFor- costume change.
tune, Glenn Krasny and “We’re making it fun-
David Hill. ny and silly and crazy,”
Multi-Media It’s the three actors in multiple
Event roles doing “the heavy lifting, pull-
ing all the humor.
“Watson and Holmes have a few
Presents funny lines, but (the trio) go crazy
with the characters and the quick
An Original 3-Act Play & changes. They go from Texan to
Quincentennial Celebration English squire in a few seconds,”
of Protestant Reformation Blackledge said. “When Christina
FREE (LaFortune) comes on stage at the
October 27, 2017 beginning, she starts with three lay-
ers of clothes. People seem to love it.”
OMneaMrantiSnhowLuther 7:00 PM While this may be a first time out
with the play for Girard and MCT,
500 YEARS OF REFORMATION 106 N. Riverside Drive this is not the first time taking on a
Indialantic, FL 32903 Ludwig farce.
(321) 723-8371 The theater has produced many
www.EPCFL.org successful Ludwig shows, including
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ARTS & THEATRE
sitting on an idea for months at a Coming Up: Chamber Singers go oratorio
time, then taking notes which turn
into an overall concept. Then, he’ll STORY BY SAMANTHA BAITA STAFF WRITER ton and others, with Stetson Univer- music clinician, educator and trom-
write up scenes on legal pads that [email protected] sity’s Hennessey wielding the baton. bone player who has toured with
are narrow-lined so he can “get a lot New Orleans native Hennessey is a Big Bands and numerous Broadway
on each page and therefore feel the 1 “The Heavens Are Telling,” from
sweep of the scene better.” Franz Josef Haydn’s shows. Jazz vocalist Lisa Kel-
Artistic Director Beth Green. ly will perform several fa-
Sitting at a computer is the final oratorio “The Creation,”
part of the process. vorites. Tickets are $20 in ad-
widely considered the vance, through the orchestra
“I’m a firm believer that if you fol- website or at the orchestra’s
low what you love you’ll find a way of Austrian composer’s “River House” office; $25 at
making a happy life, and (as my fa- the door; and free for 18 and
ther always counseled me) you must masterwork, will be the under or with student ID.
wake up every day looking forward Hey, “It don’t mean a thing, if
to the day’s work,” Ludwig wrote on centerpiece of a free au- it ain’t got that swing.”
his blog. “If you don’t, you’re in the
wrong profession.” tumn concert this Sun-
Ludwig’s fascination with Sher- day by the Indialantic
lock Holmes is sparked by the fic-
tional detective’s brooding nature Chamber Singers as part
and love of Beethoven. He sees
Holmes and Watson as the embodi- of the Concerts at East-
ment of Don Quixote and Sancho
Panza. His explanation in an Arena minster series. The glo-
Stage interview is as literary as his
plays are witty. rious oratorio celebrates 3 This Saturday, the ac-
tion that sparked the
“They are Ariel and Caliban,” he the creation of the world
told interviewer Lisa Lombardi.
“They are fire and earth. These roots as described in the Book Protestant Reformation is be-
plant them firmly in our shared my-
thology, and we respond to them as of Genesis. The concert ing commemorated with a
we respond to all mythological char-
acters, not just through the brain will take place at East- Reformation Hymn Festival
but also viscerally and through our
hearts.” minster Presbyterian concert at Advent Lutheran
Girard said that Ludwig shows his Church in Indialantic, Church in Suntree by the
love for the characters and their au-
thor by having fun with the show. and will include works by 45-member combined choirs
To incorporate all the locations in Mozart and Beethoven, of Advent and Our Savior Lu-
the story, Girard turned to her sce-
nic designer Alan Selby to create an and contemporary com- theran Church of Vero Beach,
impressionistic set that will take au-
diences from London, to the moors, posers Randall Thomp- as will venues worldwide. The
walking in the rain, in a buggy and
more. son, Eric Whitacre and festivals celebrate the bold
Projections are used to suggest the John Rutter. Artistic Di- action of Martin Luther, the
train station, Baskerville Hall and
more, Girard said. rector Beth Green will Franciscan friar who, 500
“There are silly accents and dis- conduct, and founder CONTINUED ON PAGE 16
guises,” she said. “Everything hap-
pens so fast, it has to be a little David Vogeding, director
campy. David Hill plays Sir Charles,
then the maid Daisy, then turns into emeritus, will accompa-
Sir Hugo in front of you in the mat-
ter of eight or nine lines. In the opera ny two of the pieces. The profession-
scene, Krasny and Christina become
two opera singers. We go to another al-quality, mixed-voice ensemble of
scene where they play the Barry-
mores. Sometimes they have one 35 auditioned singers represented the
line before changing again.
state of Florida in a performance at
The effect, Girard says, is dizzy-
ing. “This show is a shot of bourbon the Washington National Cathedral
away from madness.”
in June. Arrive early to ensure a good
“Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes
Mystery” runs through Nov. 12 at spot. The concert starts at 3:30 p.m.
Melbourne Civic Theatre, 817 E.
Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne. Tick- Dr. Patrick Hennessey
ets are $29 and $31 (handling charg- ‘Big Band Favorites.’
es may apply) and are quickly sell-
ing out. Call 321-723-6935 or visit 2 “This is going to be one swing-
MyMCT.org. ing concert,” promises veteran
jazz band leader Dr. Patrick Hen-
nessey. Three decades of Big Band-
era hits will fill the hall as the Space
Coast Symphony Jazz Orchestra
presents “Big Band Favorites” at the
Scott Center for the Performing Arts
at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy
this Saturday at 7 p.m. Many of Cen-
tral Florida’s top jazz musicians will
perform numbers from legendary
band leaders Glenn Miller, Benny
Goodman, Artie Shaw, Duke Elling-
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 ARTS & THEATRE
Ryan Hostler. everybody’s favorite
old, dark house music,
“Toccata and Fugue ‘Chicago.’
in D minor.” Then
there’ll be two pieces
reminiscent of the
from “Hansel and Gre-
tel,” and the doomed
ghost ship “The Flying
Dutchman.” You’ll also
get to hear the main
theme from the sum-
mer hit flick, “Fantastic
Beasts and Where To
Find Them.” This mu-
sical cauldron is sure
to put you in a season-
appropriate mood. Pass
the candy corn, please.
Concert time both
nights is 7:30 p.m. Doors
open at 6:30 for best
years ago, nailed a list of 95 grievances 5 The King Center’s got
to the door of the castle church in Wit- a lot going on this
tenberg, Germany, asserting that free- week, including some big
dom from God’s punishment for sin names in a couple of mu-
could not be purchased with money. sic genres. On Sunday, it’ll
The music inspired by the Reformation be “An Acoustic Evening
dates back hundreds of years, includ- with Lyle Lovett and John
ing such beloved Protestant hymns Hiatt.” Known for being
as Luther’s own powerful “A Mighty married to Julie Roberts for
Fortress is our God.” The Reformation a hot second, singer/actor/
Hymn Festival will be under the joint composer Lovett is a legit
direction of Ryan Hostler, Our Savior, musical luminary whose
and Betty Jo Couch, Advent, leading genre-jumping blend of
and playing the organ accompaniment Americana, swing, jazz,
in their respective sanctuaries. (Our folk, gospel and blues has
Savior’s concert takes place Sunday.) A resulted in 14 albums and
slide backdrop of famous works of art four Grammys among oth-
illustrating the texts will accompany er awards over 30 years. Hi-
the music. In addition to the choir will att is a master lyricist and
be a brass sextet, and the praise band, satirical storyteller, who,
D-13. The audience will be invited to according to the King Cen- ‘An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt.’
participate in singing the well-known ter promo, the L.A. Times
hymns. The con-
cert begins at 2 p.m. ‘Fantastical Frights’ calls “one of rock’s most astute singer-
Concert’s. songwriters of the last 40 years.” Hiatt
calls his gig with pal Lovett “our little
4 Get yourself Smothers Brothers comedy show.”
in a boo mood Show time is 7 p.m.
this Wednesday or
Thursday with a
pair of (sorry, I’ve 6 The legendary rock ’n’ roll band
with horns, Chicago, takes the
got to say it) fright-
fully good, free King Center Main Stage Thursday, Oct.
concerts by the 26, at 8 p.m. Rock ’n’ roll fans will be
Melbourne Com- thrilled to see four of the original band
munity Orchestra, members – Robert Lamm on keyboards
in the Melbourne and vocals, Lee Loughnane on trumpet
Auditorium. and vocals, James Pankow on trom-
The “Fantastical bone, and Walt Parazaider on wood-
Frights” concert’s winds – who’ve been touring for an
eerie program will incredible half century without (even
include Dvorak’s more incredibly) missing one single
“Noon Witch”; a concert date, says their website. Get
couple of creepies ready to feel the love and bask in that
from Bach – “Kom signature sound: the horns, the vocals,
Susser Tod” (come and songs like “Make Me Smile” and
sweet death) and “Saturday in the Park.” Let’s celebrate.
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INSIGHT COVER STORY
MATTHEW VALENCIA | THE ECONOMIST
Jalal is an Iraqi telecommunications executive travel barriers erected with others in mind, the other or residence programs, says Kälin, and another 60
with fluent English and a Harvard degree. His wife a wanted man: both are customers of the passports- have provisions for one in law.
is a surgeon. Well-off by any standards, they have al- for-cash business.
ways loved to travel, and have a particular fondness Some demand a straight cash donation, others in-
for Lake Como in Italy. But their Iraqi citizenship has Christian Kälin, chairman of Henley & Partners, a vestment in government bonds or the purchase of
often caused them visa problems. consultancy, estimates that several thousand peo- property. Some take a longer-term view of the poten-
ple spend a combined $2 billion or more a year on tial economic benefits, offering passports to entre-
So, a few years ago, Jalal (not his real name) and adding a passport or residence permit to their col- preneurs who will set up a local company and create
his wife applied to become nationals of a second lection. The largest sources of customers are China, a minimum number of jobs. The required invest-
country: Antigua. Russia and the Middle East. ment ranges from upwards of $10,000 (to become a
Thai resident, for instance) to more than $10 million
After ten months of form-filling and “due dili- Demand is rising fast, says Eric Major, who helped (fast-track residence in Britain). In some countries
gence” (background checks and the like), they put pioneer the industry while at HSBC, a bank. The the original investment can be withdrawn after sev-
several hundred thousand dollars into property and number of clients from emerging markets whose eral years.
a development fund on the Caribbean island, and in net worth ranges from $1 million to $100 million is
return got passports which entitle them to visa-free growing at 15-20% a year, he reckons; for them, a few Caribbean nations are particularly accommodat-
travel to 130 countries, including most of Europe. hundred thousand dollars is a bargain for the perks ing. The islands’ colonial past means that they tend
bestowed by an extra nationality. to have wide visa-free access; their small size means
Francesco Corallo went one better in the Carib- that rich countries haven’t felt the need to restrict
bean, for very different reasons. An Italian business- Instability is boosting demand: more South Afri- their citizens’ access; their poverty means they need
man on an Interpol most-wanted list, he bought cans are looking for second passports, for instance, the cash.
himself a diplomatic passport from Dominica and because the number of visa-free destinations they
tried to claim diplomatic immunity on the grounds enjoy with their own has shrunk under the prickly St. Kitts and Nevis helped pioneer the business
of being the island’s permanent representative to the government of Jacob Zuma. So is terrorism: citizens over a decade ago, after the removal of European
U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization. He is now in of some rich countries (especially the U.S.) want a dif- subsidies clobbered its sugar industry. It has since
custody in St. Maarten, a tiny Dutch territory in the ferent passport when travelling or working overseas. sold more than 10,000 passports at $250,000 or more
Caribbean, facing extradition to Italy. a time – a sweet earner for a pair of islands with
Supply has risen to meet this demand. Between 30 55,000 people.
One a meritorious executive looking to overcome and 40 countries have active economic-citizenship
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Neighboring Dominica pumps out passports at in the country if they invest $1 million – or half as or, even more legitimate-sounding, “investor mi-
an estimated rate of around 2,000 a year for as little much in a “targeted” high-unemployment zone – gration.” Consultants talk of “facilitating global tal-
as $100,000 a time. Vince Henderson, Dominica’s and create at least ten jobs. ent mobility.”
U.N. ambassador, described the scheme as a “life-
line” after the island was hit by Tropical Storm Erika Several projects have been exposed as frauds. Some of the rebranding effort has gone into de-
in 2015. In 2017, $148 million of the country’s budget The use of EB-5 by Jared Kushner, President Donald veloping an intellectual justification for selling pass-
of $340 million will be raised by the citizenship-by- Trump’s son-in-law, to lure Chinese investors into his ports. Kälin argues that ideas about what forms the
investment program. family’s development projects has also tainted the basis of citizenship have constantly evolved. To view
program. Some senators want it scrapped. Congress it as being purely about ius soli (“right of the soil”,
Antigua’s prime minister has said its passports- is due to decide soon whether to extend it. ie, for those born in the territory) or ius sanguinis (a
for-cash program helped it avoid defaulting on its blood link) is outdated.
debt. Pacific islands are also touting for business Rich countries are keen to draw a sharp line be-
in the hope of patching up weather-beaten public tween themselves and overt citizenship-sellers, Kristin Surak, a migration specialist at the School
finances. Vanuatu even throws in goodies with its but “the difference is increasingly one of degree,” of Oriental and African Studies, University of Lon-
passports, including a free shell company and a bank says Jason Sharman, a professor of international don, notes that the European Union Observa-
account. relations at Cambridge University: since the global tory on Democracy’s citizenship database lists 27
grounds for acquiring citizenship. Why shouldn’t
The industry’s biggest leap forward was the entry financial crisis, half of all OECD countries have ius pecuniae be among them? It has been in the
into the game in recent years of European Union started selling some sort of visa, residency or citi- past: German and Italian merchants who contrib-
countries, notably Malta and Cyprus. Cyprus adver- zenship permit. In Britain, the more the investor uted to empire-building were granted British citi-
tises “EU citizenship within a few months,” with all shells out (up to a maximum of 10 million pounds), zenship in the 18th century.
the perks, including Europe-wide health care, and the faster the track.
with no requirement to live on the island or pass his- The most energetic and eloquent proponent of
tory or language-proficiency tests. The tax benefits As the passport industry has grown, it has gone this line of argument is Dimitry Kochenov, a con-
are alluring, too. The price is fairly steep: 2 million upmarket. It used to be dominated by small firms stitutional-law expert at Groningen University who
Euros, to be invested in securities or property. The hawking their wares through classified ads in busi- works closely with Kälin’s firm, for instance on a
program explains why so many Russian- and Chi- ness magazines or developers selling beach houses global quality-of-citizenship index. A tousle-haired
nese-owned villas are popping up across the island. with residence rights attached. These days it is part Russian known for his quick wit, bow ties and garish
of the business of serving “high net-worth individ- trousers. Kochenov is a “rock star” of the citizenship-
Malta is cheaper: at least 650,000 euros, with an- uals.” by-investment world, says Stéphanie Laulhé Shaelou,
other 25,000 euros per spouse or child. But it is also a fellow academic.
more rigorous. The vetting process takes a year or Providers range from international consultancies
more, and around a third of applications are said to such as Henley, Kälin’s company, to banks with big At a recent IMC conference in Geneva, Kochenov’s
be rejected. A single contribution can exceed what private-wealth operations, including UBS as well as zeal was unmistakable as he chaired the opening ses-
the average Maltese pays in income tax over a life- HSBC. More recent entrants include big accounting sion. “We are piercing tiny holes in the fences erect-
time. The government has approved more than 1,400 firms, such as KPMG and BDO, and law firms. ed by nation states,” he proclaimed. “Our industry’s
applications. The program limit (in theory) is 1,800. simple goal is to re-unite the world, and we should be
As it goes upmarket, the industry is rebranding proud to profit from it…We help people cross barriers
Around half a dozen other countries are looking and euphemizing. In 2014 some of the big firms and contribute to the societies of their choice.”
to get in on the act. Having failed to get a program formed a trade association, the Investment Migra-
off the ground a few years ago, Montenegro – which tion Council (IMC), which holds events and publish- The citizenship brokers contend that hostility
could join the EU by 2022 – has just relaunched it. es weighty reports designed to increase credibility in towards flogging passports is born of reflex nation-
St. Lucia recently joined the fray, offering a passport the eyes of regulators and the media. alism; some people just can’t abide the concept of
and visa-free travel in return for various investment global citizenship.
opportunities. It insists it is not in the “passports for sale” busi-
ness, but in “CBI” (for “citizenship-by-investment”) Buying a short cut to citizenship, they argue, is no
But the industry is troubled by its “optics.” Irani- different to splashing out for speedy boarding or a
an sanctions-busters have been caught with St Kitts first-class bed on a plane – and more socially useful,
passports in their pockets; Jho Low, a suspect in the since it shovels cash towards poor countries. Why
huge corruption scandal around a Malaysian fund, shouldn’t a passport be just another commodity, if
had one too, say American investigators. neither the government issuing it nor those already
carrying it have no problem with that?
“Processing more than a few hundred a year in
such small, resource-constrained countries is sure to But the complex sentiments about nationality are
result in slippage in terms of who you accept,” says a currently making themselves felt through tighter
consultant familiar with the Dominica program. regulation. The European Commission says it will
look more closely at passport-selling. It blessed the
The OECD has identified citizenship-for-sale Maltese and Cypriot schemes, but with reservations.
schemes as a possible loophole in the fight against Malta won approval after promising to ensure appli-
international tax evasion. Anti-corruption officials cants would be forced to establish a “genuine con-
worry they may foster graft, particularly in micro- nection” with the island.
states, where oversight of officials running schemes
is typically flimsy. Tighter regulation also is hitting Chinese demand.
Although China does not allow its citizens second
St. Kitts is trying to regain credibility. Under in- passports – those who buy them have to be discreet,
ternational pressure, the government recalled thou- for instance by keeping their other passport in a safe-
sands of passports and issued new, more detailed deposit box in Hong Kong – the Chinese are big buy-
ones that made it harder to conceal the holder’s iden- ers of most schemes. They snap up around 80% of
tity. That drastic action was prompted by Canada’s America’s EB-5 permits. Demand for these is said to
decision to rescind visa-free travel for Kittitians and be softening.
Nevisians (it has since withdrawn the privilege from
Antigua, too). Keen to show it is changing its ways, St. For the industry, though, the prospects are good.
Kitts hired an international risk-management firm to Kochenov is encouraged by the spread in Europe, the
audit its program. Gulf and elsewhere of “inter-citizenship”, where citi-
zenship of one country allows free movement across
Small-island schemes are not alone in attract- a larger bloc. Kälin reckons that “we’re part of a wider
ing the wrong sort of headlines. Rich countries trend in our favor.” He’s probably right.
tend to offer residency instead of (or as a first step
to) citizenship. The largest of those, America’s EB-5 When there is trouble in the world, there will be de-
program, has a checkered history. It gives several mand for extra passports; where there is strain on gov-
thousand foreigners a year the right to live and work ernment finances, there will be supply. Neither looks
like it’s about to dry up.
HEART ATTACK VS. CARDIAC ARREST, PART I artery, a blood clot forms around the plaque. This blood clot can
block the flow through the heart muscle. When the heart muscle
Blood Flow vs. Heart Rhythm Problems is starved for oxygen (ischemia), a part of the heart muscle is
damaged or dies, which causes a heart attack.
Is a heart attack the same as cardiac arrest?
The term “heart attack” is often mistakenly used to describe CARDIAC ARREST IS AN “ELECTRICAL” PROBLEM
cardiac arrest. A heart attack occurs when blood flow to a por-
tion of the heart is blocked; cardiac arrest is usually related to a Sudden cardiac arrest usually results from an electrical distur-
problem with the heart’s electrical system. It’s important to note, bance in your heart that disrupts its pumping action, stopping
however, a heart attack can sometimes trigger an electrical dis- blood flow to the rest of your body.
turbance that leads to sudden cardiac arrest.
When the heart’s electrical system malfunctions, the heart
A QUICK REVIEW OF HOW THE HEART WORKS suddenly stops working properly. This may be caused by abnor-
mal, or irregular, heart rhythms called arrhythmias.
Similar to your house, the heart has a plumbing system and an
electrical system: Your heart has its own “natural pacemaker,” called the sinus
node, that’s located in the upper right chamber (right atrium)
Your plumbing system of vessels (arteries, veins and capil- of your heart. The sinus node generates electrical impulses that
laries) takes oxygen-rich blood away from your heart to tissues flow in an orderly manner through your heart to synchronize the
of the body and brings deoxygenated blood from tissues back to heart rate and coordinate the pumping of blood from your heart
your heart and lungs for re-oxygenation. to the rest of your body. In an adult, that’s 60 to 100 heartbeats
The heart is also wired with an electrical (conduction) sys-
tem that keeps it beating in a synchronized rhythm which keeps If something goes wrong with the sinus node or the flow of
blood circulating. electric impulses through your heart, an arrhythmia can result,
causing your heart to beat too fast (tachycardia), too slow (bra-
HEART ATTACKS ARE “PLUMBING” PROBLEMS dycardia) or in an irregular fashion. Often these interruptions in
rhythm are momentary and harmless.
Heart attacks are triggered by a blockage caused by buildup of
plaque (fat, cholesterol and other substances) that narrows the If you think you or someone else is having a heart attack or
heart’s arteries that supply the heart muscle with blood flow. A cardiac arrest, call 911 immediately and get to the closest hospi-
heart attack, sometimes referred to as a myocardial infarction, tal. “Time is tissue.”
occurs when a part of the heart is damaged or dies due to the
loss of blood supply. Your comments and suggestions for future topics are always
welcome. Email us at [email protected].
When plaque in a heart artery breaks off from the lining of the
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Would you hire this guy? vian Man is the classic repre- psychologically subtle and alive. keystone of European art,” consid-
The candidate is hopeless with sentation of the Renaissance In “Leonardo da Vinci,” Isaacson’s ered the movement of its characters
deadlines and alternates between un- spirit. And if it weren’t for those snapshotty, or “frozen.” “I think not,”
disciplined meandering and grandiose thousands of pages of forward- approach, true to his background, is pipes up Isaacson in an endearingly
hyperactivity. When he isn’t sketch- thinking sketches on geology, fundamentally journalistic. No intel- rebellious turn. “Look longer at the
ing birds, he’s making fruitless plans geometry, light, anatomy, as- lectual peacocking for him, and though picture. It vibrates with Leonardo’s
to reroute rivers, build cities or create tronomy, biblical history, mili- his writing is certainly graceful, it is understanding that no moment is
absurd flying machines. When he does tary strategy, hydrodynam- never needlessly ornate. But make no discrete, self-contained, frozen, de-
focus on a project, it’s with a febrile in- ics, flight, neuropsychology, mistake: He knows his stuff, crowd- lineated, just as no boundary in na-
tensity, drawing, say, page after page ophthalmology and countless sourcing, with extreme diligence, an ture is sharply delineated.” You go,
of triangles or sadistic war machines. other topics, his few surviv- array of art, historical, medical and Walter! Don’t let those tweedy types
More disturbing, he habitually dissects ing paintings wouldn’t be the other experts to arrive at a vigorous, push you around.
corpses – humans, pigs, whatever’s at masterworks that they are. insightful portrait of the world’s most
hand. He’s restless, moving with pro- Nor would we know so much famous portraitist. Da Vinci groupies If Leonardo’s life reads like a wide-
teges and hangers-on from one town about this peculiar, haunted, won’t find startling revelations here. screen epic, that hasn’t escaped Hol-
to another, leaving contractual agree- wonderful man who was, in so Isaacson’s purpose is a thorough syn- lywood’s attention. Paramount has
ments unfulfilled. many ways, centuries ahead of thesis, which he achieves with flair. bought the rights for a movie adap-
A risky prospect at best, this mercu- his time. tation of Isaacson’s book with Leon-
rial Leonardo from Vinci. He seems drawn to da Vinci’s own ardo DiCaprio playing his namesake.
Then again, he did create arguably He comes to life in all his re- reportorial instincts. The artist often Here is Machiavelli (oh, please let it
the two most iconic works of art in markable brilliance and oddity carried a notebook tied to his belt for be Joaquin Phoenix), lip muscles of
Western history: the Last Supper and in Walter Isaacson’s ambitious his observational sketches as well as his own in full enigmatic, conniv-
the Mona Lisa. His drawing of Vitru- new biography, “Leonardo da his questions, lists, fantasies and jokes. ing overtime, working his connec-
Vinci.” Isaacson’s previous He moved easily among not just artists tions with Cesare Borgia and Leon-
biographical subjects include and musicians (he played the lyre and ardo. Here’s Francis I, king of France
Benjamin Franklin, Albert Ein- the flute) but scientists, doctors and (Russell Crowe or Hugh Jackman?),
stein and Steve Jobs – restless, engineers, peppering them with ques- finally offering to the artist in his fi-
driven men who, like Leonar- tions and sometimes collaborating nal years the no-strings-attached pa-
do, had bisected personalities: with them. tronage he’s always sought, and cra-
one half solitary pioneer, the dling Leonardo’s gray-bearded head
other half inspirational team leader. Isaacson, ever seeking the human as he expires. Or not. But it’s a good
For all of them, the unifying element aspects of the icons he studies, sieves story, and Ingres couldn’t resist it in
was an insatiable, lifelong appetite for off as much gelatinous mystique as he his painting the Death of Leonardo.
knowledge. can from the obscuring label of “ge-
Tinkering and touching up his work nius.” Charmingly, he ends his book Where the historical record is a
for years upon years, Leonardo took with worthy lessons to be learned from little scant, the imagination kicks in
quality over quantity to an extreme. Leonardo. Among these are “be curi- – and Leonardo wouldn’t have had it
He hauled the Mona Lisa around with ous, relentlessly curious,” “seek knowl- any other way.
him, sometimes strapped to a mule, edge for its own sake,” “start with the
for 14 years, adding a minute speck of details,” “go down the rabbit holes.” Enjoying his own reportorial sfu-
new paint here or there until the 30- Not listed, but surely helpful, would mato, Isaacson writes: “As always
some layers of brush strokes over a be “possess a one-in-a-billion innate with Leonardo, in his art and in his
special lead white undercoat on wood visual talent” that early on astonished life, in his birthplace and now even
vanished into that spookily three-di- Verrocchio, the Florentine artist with in his death, there is a veil of mystery.
mensional visage with eyes that fol- whom Leonardo apprenticed. Isaac- … As he knew, the outlines of reality
low and a suppressed smile that teases son’s vote of confidence in the rest of us are inevitably blurry, leaving a hint
and taunts. Leonardo’s obsessive dis- is uplifting all the same. of uncertainty that we should em-
sections of lip muscles were key, as brace.”
were his studies of the eye, to his vir- It’s fun when Isaacson occasion-
tuoso sfumato, a technique of working ally discovers that despite or be- LEONARDO DA VINCI
shades and colors into one another to cause of his research, he’s got some By Walter Isaacson
form indistinct boundaries that feel opinions of his own, thank you very
much. The esteemed art historian Simon & Schuster. 624 pp. $35
Kenneth Clark, for instance, al- Review by Alexander C. Kafka
though finding the Last Supper “the
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Bonz makes 3 new amigos: Dylan, Sadie and Coco
Hi Dog Buddies! er but, a couple years after I got here, in the snow,” said Sadie. “When we trained Therapy Dog, took classes at
I started thinkin’ it’d be fun to have a moved here, we missed the snow a lot, Dogs For Life. I love helping humans,
liddle puppy around to play with an ’til we saw the pool! Dylan and Coco are so every Saturday me an Momma visit
take care of, so Momma an Daddy got in it every day. Dylan even used it for people at The Brennity.”
This week I had the best time yap- me one. They saw an ad for Coco in the THER-uppy when he had hip surgery. I “What’s that?”
ping with three labs, Dylan, 9; Sadie paper, an when we saw her in the fur, myself prefer Yoga, the Downward Dog “It’s an assisted living an memory
Mae, 7; and Coco, 5. They came in we knew she was IT!” in particular.” She demonstrated. care place, Momma says. We say hello
an assortment of Official Lab Colors: Dylan and Coco were pullin’ on ei- “We also go on walks. We have our to the residents, an I give ’em liddle
Dylan, black; Sadie, golden; an Coco, ther end of a toy bone, rolling around own color-coordinated collars an nose bumps an a few slurps
chocolate (of course). Right from the an play-grrrrin’. leashes, an we use (real soft an polite). They
first Wag-and-Sniff, it was a total woof, “That is one tough toy,” I observed. talk to me an give me pats.
wag an slurp fest. “True,” said Sadie. “Dylan’s It makes ’em happy, an it
Dylan introduced his sisters an his 85 pounds; Sadie, PCHOoTcOoBY,: GaOnRdDONDRyADlaFOnRDBeebe makes me happy too, cuz
I can help Others. I get re-
Momma Laurie Beebe, an explained certified every year.”
his daddy Andy was at “Woof, Miss Sadie,
“So, who’s the that’s Really Important
Spokespooch?” I Work!”
asked. “I think so, too. But it’s
“ME!” said not like a Service Dog. I
Dylan. can’t go in stores an res-
“ME!” said Sadie. taurants. But it’s still
“ME!” said Coco. an Important Contri-
“Let’s just play it bution. Oh, an I MUST
by our ears,” I sug- tell you about Dylan
gested. “You’re old- an the Ear Medicine.”
est, right, Dylan? “Oh, for Lassie’s
“Yup. Momma an Sake, Sadie,” inter-
Daddy got me when jected Dylan. “Re-
I was a pupster. We ally?” He shook his
were livin’ up near St. head, but he was
LOO-is. It was way fun. smiling.
Daddy took this cool “See, Dylan had
pickshur of my whole lit- this terrible ear-
ter, all 14 of us inna row, ache, so Momma
and it won a CONtest and got medicine.
got put on the cover of the She tried for
Orvis CATTA-log!” hours, but he
His Momma showed us wouldn’t let her
the pickshur. It was Totally near his ear. Then I had this idea.
Cool Kibbles! G e n t l e I got Momma to pretend she was put-
“It gets real cold up there,” Leaders across our noses, ting medicine in MY ear. I stood very
Dylan continued. “We played so we won’t pull Momma over on her calmly, didn’t wiggle or anything, to
in the snow, an I watched a Coco’s 65; an I’m caboose. We have designated posi- show it didn’t hurt. Well, soon as Dylan
lotta ‘Animal Planet’ on TV. 75. We’re real strong. Momma an tions, Dylan an Coco on the left, me saw ME getting attention, he came
There was one little problem, though. Daddy hafta get us special toys. They’re on the right. Dylan HASTA be farthest right over to Momma, cuz he always
Whenever Momma an Daddy went out rated to show how much playin’ it takes left. If anyone tries to walk on his left, likes ALL the attention. So she gave
an I hadda stay home, I got Separation to rip ’em to bits. Our yellow bone’s forgeddaboudit! We sometimes walk him his ear medicine an he got all bet-
Anxiety: that’s when you get Really lasted an entire year. That’s amazin’! with our neighbors Bailey Zangre, a ter.”
Upset an think your humans are Nev- Hey, Dylan,” she called, “show Bonzo German Shepherd, and Lenny Zangre, “Clever, Sadie. Very clever!” I told
er Coming Back, so you start chewing our yellow bone.” a Black Lab. her.
stuff. Mostly everything you can reach. Dylan trotted off an returned carry- “An Dylan loves the Animal Chan- “I KNOW! Right?”
“Finally, Momma an Daddy got tired ing a bone-shaped toy with a big ring nel.” Their Mom flipped on the TV, an Heading home, I was thinking about
of havin’ to fix stuff and replace stuff on each end, well-munched but intact. Dylan immediately started watching. Dylan an Sadie an Coco having a ball,
and sweep stuff off the floor. I think “Cool Dog Biscuits!” I said, as Coco When a buncha kittens came on, he playing an hangin’ out together. Made
the time when I discovered Momma’s grabbed one end, an she an Dylan con- rushed up to the screen and started me think it might be pretty fun to have
knitting was the Last Straw. They de- tinued ruff-housin’. “Whaddya do for barkin’ like mad. The kittens didn’t pay a puppy of my own to play with. Sharin’
cided to get me my very own puppy exercise?” any attention. MY toys. Eatin’ MY kibbles. Sleepin’ in
so I wouldn’t be alone. So they got me “Up North we’d go on hikes, an play “An guess what?” Sadie said. “I’m a MY fluffy bed. Getting pats an tummy
a baby sister, Sadie, a liddle fluffball Don’t be shy! rubs from MY Mom an Grandpa an
from a kennel called Siever’s Retriev- We are always looking for pets with interesting stories. To set up
an interview, please email [email protected]. On second thought. Nah.
ers. I loved bein’ a Big Brother. I took
care of her and taught her pooch stuff.
An I stopped chewin’ stuff up!”
“Pawsome!” I said.
Dylan and Coco started wrestlin’, an
Sadie said, “Dylan’s The Best Big Broth-
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Should addicted daughter be allowed to see her sons?
STORY BY CAROLYN HAX THE WASHINGTON POST lives, there have to be boundaries. Her attitude is ready to own her actions; any criminal-court
that she’s better (for now) so let’s just forget all the regular who still blames others for “push[ing]
Dear Carolyn: My wife and I crap that’s happened in the past. her away from her family” has a few more dots
adopted our grandsons, 10 and to connect.
12, due to our daughter’s long I can’t tell you how many times we’ve witnessed
history of drug addiction and this cycle. I just don’t want to continue to bear wit- So you have great reasons not to want to bear
arrests spanning over 13 years. ness to a life less lived. Advice? further witness, or “forget all the crap,” or trust
She is again working and has your daughter with much of anything.
set up house with another man. – B.
She wants to regain visits with To be fair, your daughter has great reasons of
the boys, but I am resisting get- B.: The recent arrest isn’t the only sign she’s not her own to want to see her kids.
ting back into the cycle of visits
on a lot of different levels. Fortunately, there’s an easy way to choose
She states that we’ve pushed her away from her who gets the last word: You’re adults, so your
family, but less than three months ago, she got reasons and hers are secondary.
pulled over for speeding and tried to pass herself
off as her sister. The arresting officer caught her What counts is the health of these kids, so
real name and she just went to court for obstruct- that’s your last word. If your grandsons can’t
ing government operations. This is the fourth time afford the risk, emotionally speaking, of being
she’s done this to her sister. She is still in drug court exposed to their mother’s chaos, then you say
over possession of meth with intent to deliver and no to your daughter and withstand the heat for
another charge. it. If the kids would instead benefit from a care-
The boys have lived with us since they were 2 fully supervised reintroduction to their mother,
and 4, as kinship foster children and then as our then that’s what you undertake and withstand
adopted sons. While I’m certain the boys love their the heat for, because that’s what it means to be
mother and she loves her children, I can’t dismiss all their parents.
the damage she has done, which includes setting up
a meth lab in our home and using meth when she I urge you not to assess this on your own.
was carrying her firstborn. I see her now as the boys’ Given the boys’ history, and the teenage waters
biological mother and not as my own daughter. The you’re soon navigating, a relationship with a
boys have different fathers, neither of whom has ever good family therapist could be anything from a
stepped up and contributed to his son’s well-being. convenient reference to the beacon that guides
If I choose to let the boy’s mother back into their these boys to safety. If you don’t have one yet,
then please ask their pediatrician for names.
Remind yourself as needed: Doing right by
them was – and still is – the only right thing to
28 Thursday, October 19, 2017 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
Storm stress: Islanders suffer hurricane-season fatigue
STORY LYN DOWLING CORRESPONDENT those who do so on an ongoing basis, Charles Stevens. problem that develops in some peo-
[email protected] though some new patients may feel ple after extremely traumatic events,
the need for a psychologist too. That’s PHOTOS: RYAN CLAPPER such as combat, crime, an accident or
After things finally calm down and “psychologist,” as opposed to men- natural disaster.”
dry out, people affected by hurricanes tal health counselor, therapist, social logical Association (APA) and Stevens,
see Charles Stevens. worker, behavior analyst, clinician or to call oneself a psychologist, one Stevens called it “a real condition
any of the other providers of mental must have a doctoral degree in psy- that must be diagnosed by a profes-
At few times is business busier for health therapy. chology from an “organized, sequen- sional” and added, “It’s not just ini-
the Satellite Beach-based licensed tial program in a regionally accredit- tials you use to describe someone af-
psychologist, because of what some According to the American Psycho- ed university or professional school.” ter something terrible happens; PTSD
people believe to be post-traumatic In Stevens’ world, APA accreditation comes in relationship to a specific
stress syndrome, with symptoms that (“Not APA-approved. That’s a misno- incident with intensive trauma; (its
range from fretting to panic. mer.”) is crucial. diagnosis) depends on the severity of
the stimulus and the end response.
But Stevens, who has practiced for He has had it for decades. For example, a bomb going off and
more than 30 years in the area, says A 1978 graduate of the West Virginia killing people, such as at the Boston
the key to feeling better is being rea- University, Stevens holds a master’s Marathon. The results (on humans)of
sonable. And chances are good that degree in applied behavior analysis a terrible fire. Battle. That’s when we
those PTSD sufferers really do not from the University of the Pacific and see PTSD.”
have PTSD at all. a doctorate in psychology, granted in
1984, from Florida Institute of Tech- Thus, more people who were caught
“Oh yes, after storms like Hurricane nology. He interned at Temple Univer- in Hurricane Katrina, or even Hur-
Irma we are flooded,” he said, chuck- sity under the famed psychiatrist Dr. ricane Harvey, for example, are likely
ling at the metaphor. “They came in Joseph Wolpe, “the father of behavior to have suffered PTSD than people
right after the hurricane with a lot therapy,” and did post-doctoral work in Brevard County, even along the
of fearfulness. After events like hur- at Devereux California in Santa Bar- beaches.
ricanes we see a lot of listlessness at bara before moving back to Brevard
work, nesting behavior at home and County in 1989 with Devereux. “You didn’t see too many people
concern about what will come next; The West Virginia native, who also standing on their roofs because the
not knowing what to expect. There’s teaches at Eastern Florida State Col- water overtook their homes, or us-
a little sadness and depression there lege, went into private practice in ing a canoe to get around, the type of
too.” 1994, and since that time has done or- trauma that would make you think of
ganizational management programs PTSD,” he said.
People who see Stevens usually are for companies like Northrup-Grum-
man; served as a consultant to the The reason people may think they
DENTISTRYCollins & Montz COSMETIC & FAMILY Department of Children and Families have PTSD?
and the juvenile justice system; and
At Collins & Montz, DMD, we will focus on improving every aspect of frequently is called as an expert wit- “Oh, the term definitely is thrown
your smile for optimal appearance, function, and comfort through ness in legal cases. He also has taught around too often, especially in media,
our general family dentistry, and restorative procedures such as dental at F.I.T. and the University of Central by people who haven’t bothered to
implants. Our comprehensive range of services and dedication of Florida, and is a frequent lecturer. educate themselves about what it ac-
quality set us apart. Call today to schedule your appointment. Stevens brings it all up because the tually is,” he said.
rub in situations like the aftermath
524 OCEAN AVENUE, MELBOURNE BEACH, FL 32951 of a storm is that “everybody’s a psy- Still, Stevens and other psycholo-
chologist,” as he jokes, yet throwing gists have reasons to see people after
(321) 725-6565 • MELBOURNEBEACHDENTISTRY.COM around terms like PTSD is not funny storms.
He shakes his head at the notion “We definitely see some trauma, but
that PTSD is rife here in the after- more (patients express) anticipation
math of Hurricane Irma, and recites (of negative things to come),” he said.
APA’s definition of the disorder: “Post- “It’s more generalized anxiety, the
traumatic stress disorder is an anxiety idea of not knowing what to expect,
along with a little sadness and maybe
depression, particularly in those who
already have been affected by those
things … It’s not panic in the sense of
a panic attack, but it could lead to that.
People work themselves into a frenzy.”
Said frenzy can be heightened by
what takes place in advance of storms
“(Before hurricanes Irma and Mat-
thew) I thought there was a lot of near-
hysteria on the part of some of the
people who reported the weather na-
tionally, though the local stations did
a good job; they were giving just the
facts. There’s a difference between ‘Be
cautious’ and ‘You’re all going to die.’
Yes, it was a terrible storm that could
have been much worse. And yes, if
you’re given the order to evacuate, you
must go. But shouldn’t the premise
be to keep people calm, to be reason-
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The psychology of Halloween able? It wasn’t so much the news, but does come this way, what is likely to about what you did this year: You
the way it was presented that caused happen, in reality? You use rational worked through it.’”
Maybe “Dr. Chuck” should have problems.” thought to combat irrational thought.
one of those spooky TV shows. After the Las Vegas shootings, for ex- It starts with preparation and con-
With such matters in mind, and in ample, we heard of people who re- tinues through taking action and re-
The Satellite Beach psychologist the normal course of both practice fused to walk to high-rise buildings maining calm. Though his practice is
is a veritable Halloween fanatic and everyday conversation, “ratio- and kids and adults not wanting to go beachside, Stevens did not evacuate
whose home in Viera is carefully nal” is one of Stevens’ favorite words, to concerts and outdoor events. We and his office suffered minor dam-
decorated each year with room and he does deal with actions that try to bring the rational mind to the age.
after room of animatronic and are not rational after other traumatic fore. Rational thinking will overcome
other ghostly, ghoulish décor, events as well. irrational behavior. “I studied all the possibilities, and
not surprising in one who has in my case, it would have been dif-
something of an entertainment “The thing I try to do is work with Stevens, who treats law enforcers ficult to simply get up and leave,”
bent. Charles Stevens served on the cognitive issues: the rational brain an first responders as well as other he said. “But I knew I lived in a safe
board of the Santa Barbara Film versus the irrational brain,” he said. adults and children, keeps it positive. house and had never even lost power
Festival, worked as an advisor on “What is rational? How many hur- during a hurricane. So I stayed be-
the Academy Award-winning film ricanes are out there and how many “One of the things we’ve talked cause that was the rational decision.
“Rainman,” is a regular theater- are likely to come this way? And if one about is, ‘What went well? Think I’m glad I did.”
goer and devoutly wishes Brevard
County had art house-style movies.
Halloween, with its costumes
and sets, represent a bit of yearly
play-acting that is good for the
head, he believes.
“Halloween represents some-
thing outside our comfort zone, the
unknown and the unexplained,” he
“It really is a theatrical tradition
in which people assume different
The man whose youthful patients
call him “Dr. Chuck” also sees the
charm and value of being scared,
professionally as well as personally.
“It’s about overcoming fear,” he
said. “We like to be scared because
we like to have a sense of control
and mastery of our fears. After
experiencing something fearful,
like getting through a scary movie,
making it through Halloween
Horror Night or a haunted house,
we are able to say we endured. It
can be cathartic.”
So, what should parents do when
preparing for Halloween?
“Remind kids that Halloween
is a celebration. Good always wins
out. It’s supposed to be fun, not
Dress very young children in
animal or animal-related costumes
because “Little kids love animals.”
Nix extra-gory costumes,
which are meant for adults only
and scare little kids.
Remember that the more
realistic a costume is, the scarier it
is likely to be.
Make Halloween funny, not
Don’t get the idea that young
children can tell the difference
between what is real and what is
Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, October 19, 2017 30
FINE & CASUAL DINING
The Tides: Very much worth a drive to our south
REVIEW BY TINA RONDEAU COLUMNIST Colorado Boneless dallions carved from lamb chops served
[email protected] Rack of Lamb. over a light blueberry lentil dahl. The
lamb was topped with an orange, honey
Last Tuesday, we did something that PHOTOS BY GORDON RADFORD and cinnamon reduction sauce, and gar-
won’t be possible a few weeks from now. nished with homemade mango chutney.
We decided in mid-afternoon that Pork Chop. The dish was lightly spiced, with both
it would be great to dine at The Tides North African and South Asian influenc-
that night, so we called and were lucky es. I thought it worked perfectly.
enough to succeed in obtaining a last-
minute dinner reservation. My husband’s roasted half-duck was
nice and crispy, and was served with
Don’t even think of trying that at this whipped potatoes, buttered and oh-so-
venerable island restaurant once “The tender haricot verts and glazed carrots,
Season” gets underway. A beachside fa- with an orange cranberry sauce. He gave
vorite for many years, The Tides is heav- it high marks.
ily booked days in advance during the
winter. For dessert, I had an excellent crème
brulee ($10) and my husband concluded
Even on an early-in-the-week evening with a double espresso ($6). Dinner for
in October, it was crowded. But when we two with a modest bottle of wine, if you
arrived, we were warmly greeted and have dessert, will run approximately
escorted to a cozy corner of one of the $160 before tip.
tastefully refurbished interior dining
rooms. A very personable server, Anasta- As we were dining, Chef Leanne Kelle-
siya, quickly took our wine order. her emerged from the kitchen a couple of
times to greet regulars. Her food is great,
For appetizers on this evening, I de- but it isn’t the only attraction that keeps
cided to order the grilled pear salad ($12) diners coming back. The Tides for years
and my husband opted for one of the has had far and away the best front-of-
specials, the pan-seared diver sea scal- the-house team in town.
Über-host Claudia Arens, who directs
My salad consisted of caramelized the dining room staff, spent the evening
pears atop a bed of romaine, radicchio going from table to table, making sure all
and Belgian endive, topped with candied were well taken care of. Assisting her was
walnut confetti and gorgonzola crum- Valerie Martin, host at Maison Marti-
bles, with a champagne Dijon dressing. nique during its glory days when her late
Refreshingly delicious. husband presided over the kitchen.
But my husband’s perfectly seared Even the servers treat diners as long-
jumbo scallops were a thing of beauty, lost friends. At one point, Kenny (who
served over a goat cheese polenta cake was busy with a section some distance
and accompanied by a basil pesto and away) rushed over to say hello and
a tomato jam. I had to steal a couple of proudly tell us of his son being promoted
bites. Sumptuous. directly from fifth to seventh grade.
Then for entrées, I went for one of the This solicitous service, which almost
evening’s specials, the bourbon crusted makes you feel like family, is part of what
boneless rack of lamb ($44), and my hus- distinguishes this very special place to
band decided to try the roast Maple Leaf dine. If it sounds like we love The Tides,
Farm duck ($36). we are pleased to be in the company of
its legion of fans.
My dish consisted of nicely sliced me-
I welcome your comments, and en-
courage you to send feedback to me at
The reviewer dines anonymously at
restaurants at the expense of Vero Beach
Wild Alaskan Halibut. Pan Seared HOURS
Day Boat Scallops. Nightly from 4 p.m.
3103 Cardinal Drive,
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Please send calendar information 20-21 Open House and Boutique at Canova Beach. Music, activities for kids, registered nurses and volunteers. Hours are 9
at least two weeks prior to your Art Show by various artists bounce house and Charlie & Jakes Barbecue a.m. to 3 p.m. at Gleason Park, Indian Harbour
in mixed media, 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to food. www.churchnwild.com Beach. The cost to attend is $5 per child or
event to 6 p.m. Saturday, hosted by Snidey Wood Studio, $10 for more than one child in the same fam-
355 Miami Avenue, Indialantic. www.snidley- 22|29 Kids in the Kosher Kitchen, ily, and that includes lunch and arts and crafts.
[email protected] woodstudio.com 2 p.m. at Jewish Brevard, Scholarships are available. Registration dead-
1190 Highway A1A, Satellite Beach. For ages line is Friday, October 27. Space is limited. Call
ONGOING 21 Sprint for Shade 5K and 1-Miler, 7:30 a.m. 6-13 to learn how to make some great kosher (321)434.7622.
from David R. Schechter Community Cen- dishes. Three classes, Oct, 22, 29 and Nov. 5.
Satellite Beach Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 4 ter, Satellite Beach to benefit Surfside Elementary Cost is $15 per class or $40 for all three classes. 5 Space Coast Classic 15K and 2-Miler, 6:45
p.m. Thursdays at Pelican Beach Park Parent-Teacher Organization. Runningzone.com Call (321)777-2770 or email raizy@jewishbre- a.m. from Gleason Park, Indian Harbour
vard.com. Beach. Runningzone.com
Beach Rotary Club meets at 7:30 a.m. Tues- 21 Vintage Revival Antique and Sidewalk
days at Ocean Side Pizza, 300 Ocean Ave. #6, Market, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with food 22 Indialantic Chamber Singers “Heavens 11 Turkey Creek 5K Trail Run and Com-
Melbourne Beach. www.melbeachrotary.org trucks, live music and more in the Eau Gallie Are Telling” Annual fall concert, 7:30 munity Food Drive, 7:30 a.m. from
Arts District. Vendor applications email vin- p.m. at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, Indi- Palm Bay Community Center through Turkey
Saturdays on the Sand with Melissa Faith [email protected]. alantic. Free, but suggested donation $10. Call Creek Sanctuary, with donations of non-perish-
Yoga, 7 a.m. Saturdays at the Indialantic Board- (321) 426-0360, www.IndialanticChamberSing- able food items to make Thanksgiving special
walk across from Starbucks. Free admission, 21 Kids Ninja Warrior Challenge, 10 a.m. ers.org for those in need. Runningzone.com
mats and blankets provided. Bring water and to 1:30 p.m. at Satellite Beach Recre-
other essentials. ation Department, 1089 S. Patrick Drive. Ages 28 Ghostly Gecko 5K, 6:30 p.m. from Eau 18 Second annual Downtown Mel-
5 to 11. Cost is $20 per competitor. www.satel- Gallie Civic Center to benefit Eau Gal- bourne Food and Wine Festival, 5 to
Tai Chi and Qigong, 9:30 a.m. Saturdays at litebeachrecreation.org. lie High School Health and Wellness Academy. 9:30 p.m. in Historic Downtown Melbourne,
Gleason Park, north side of lake. Donation of Runningzone.com featuring sips and samples from Brevard res-
$5-$10. www.beachsideqigong.com 21 Harvest Festival, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at taurants, live entertainment and cooking com-
The Avenue Viera with hayrides, cos- 30 US-MEN Prostate Cancer Support petitions. $75. Foodandwine.downtownmel-
Boo at the Zoo, 5:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 20-22 and tume contest, face painting, Halloween crafts group meeting, 6 to 7:45 p.m., Mel- bourne.com
27-29 at Brevard Zoo with more than 30 treat and silent auction. bourne Public Library, 540 Fee Avenue. Contact
stations, a DJ, hall of illusions, the Boo Choo Vanita at (321)432-5573 or Vanitas.rehab@ 19 Space Coast Lightfest 5K, 6 p.m. at
Train, puppet show, games and costume con- 21 Brevard Hawaiian Dancers Polynesian gmail.com Wickham Park to benefit Central Flor-
test. www.brevardzoo.org. show, 5:30 p.m. at Hula Moon Tiki ida Council of Boys Scouts of America. Space-
Grill restaurant, 1900 Highway A1A, Indian Har- NOVEMBER coastlightfest.com
OCTOBER bour Beach. Reservations (321)241-4808. www.
hulamoongrill.com 2 Florida Tech Homecoming 5K, 6 p.m. be- 21 Reformation Hymn Festival celebrat-
19-29 Dreams & Wishes, Birds ginning and ending at Meg O’Malley’s. ing 500 years since the Protestant
& Fishes, a solo exhibit by 22 Melbourne Toy and Comic Con, 10 a.m. to Homecoming.fit.edu Reformation, featuring a choir of 45 singers,
member Renee´Decator. At Fifth Avenue Art 5 p.m. at Melbourne Auditorium. Admis- organs and a brass sextet, 2 p.m. at Advent Lu-
Gallery on Highland Ave in the Eau Gallie Arts sion is $10, with kids age 10 and younger admitted 4 Camp Bright Star is a healing experience theran Church, 7550 North Wickham Road in
District. Exhibit continues through Oct. 29. free. www.melbournetoyandcomiccon.com for children age 5-12 who have suffered a Melbourne. Free and open to the public. Call
www.fifthavenueartgallery.com loss. Activities will be led by Hospice of Health (321)426-9378.
22 Go Wild Beachside BBQ hosted by First’s and Bright Star bereavement specialists,
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708 Mar Brisa Court in Satellite Beach: 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath, 2,100-square-foot townhouse offered for $269,900
by The Frommann Team, Paul and Beth Frommann, 321-591-0111 of Coldwell Banker Paradise
34 Thursday, October 19, 2017 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
Spacious townhouse is a short stroll from ocean
STORY BY BRENDA EGGERT BRADER CORRESPONDENT screened porch and large loft. A two- just off the kitchen, offering storage sliders opening to the porch. The
car garage with attic storage com- space and a utility tub. Beyond the master bath includes a large glass
Easy living, maintenance-free and pletes the home. kitchen is access to the two-car ga- shower with a grab bar. A large gar-
within walking distance to the beach, rage that has attic storage accessed den tub sits next to a single sink van-
makes this Satellite Beach townhouse The front door faces west, and with a fold-down ladder. ity across from a large linen closet.
a dream location. guests enter a small foyer with stair-
way to the second floor and the Back at the home’s entrance, a “This is huge having a master on
The 2,107-square-foot townhouse, kitchen immediately to the right. The short hallway with access to a half- the first floor so you don’t have to go
built in 1998 by DiPrima Builders, is eat-in kitchen has room for a large bath leads to the combination dining upstairs,” Frommann said.
found in a friendly, quiet neighbor- circular table and chairs, and the U- and living room that face east, look-
hood just a half-mile from the Atlan- “Anyone over (age) 50 does not want
tic Ocean and a short stroll to restau- shaped room is bright and light as ing out to a screened porch. Installed a master bedroom upstairs.”
rants, a major food store, schools and Florida sunshine. hurricane shutters are a plus. Upstairs is a loft with two bedrooms
the post office.
Appliances include a side-by-side Bright colors on the walls add cheer and a bathroom. The loft overlooks
“There is not much newer property refrigerator, electric oven, built-in to the beach location along with car- the downstairs living room, provides
here on the beach,” said Realtor Beth microwave and light wood upper and pet and ceramic tile flooring. The additional living space for use as a
Frommann about the ready-to-move- lower cabinets. Two narrow bottom formal dining area flows into the liv- den, office, TV room or perhaps a
in two-story townhouse at 708 Mar cupboards next to the range offer ing room with its vaulted cathedral playroom combination for children.
Brisa Court in Mar Brisa Villas, Sat- convenient space for cookie sheets ceiling. Beyond the porch is a small Two generous-sized bedrooms share
ellite Beach. “Many of the homes in and pan lids, showing the builder was grassy area. the upstairs bathroom.
the area were built around the 1960s thinking convenience. A large floor-
when NASA was growing.” to-ceiling pantry adds storage with A generously-sized first-floor mas- The original owners are selling
room for broom and a small upright ter bedroom has a walk-in closet and this property. Clean, like new, and
The townhouse includes three bed- vacuum.
rooms and two and a half baths, an
eat-in kitchen, large laundry room, A large and efficient laundry room
living and dining combination, with natural gas hot water heater is
TOP 1% OF BREVARD “Todd is highly motivated, very ambitious and is
COUNTY AGENTS cohnisstacnlitelyntgsowinigthththeeeirxbtreasmt iinlete.r.e.asltwinaymsisnedr!v”ing
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“HALL OF FAME” PRODUCER 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
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He specializes in marketing unique properties and water properties by using
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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, October 19, 2017 35
cared for, the home truly is move- REAL ESTATE VITAL STATISTICS
in-ready. The homeowner associa- 708 MAR BRISA COURT,
tion fees include all exterior main-
tenance with a new roof planned SATELLITE BEACH
next for this townhouse, according
to Frommann. A bonus is the con- Year Built: 1998
venient and hassle-free communi- Architecture: Combination
ty pool. No more having to oversee concrete block and stucco
your own pool care.
Lot Size: 0.04 acreage
“The friendly, quiet neighbor- Home Size: 2,100 square feet
hood community location is
great for its couple blocks walk- living space
ing distance to the area schools, Bedrooms: 3
restaurants, post office and food Bathrooms: 2 and 1/2
stores. The local restaurant is like Association:
a “Cheers” where everyone knows HOA fees: $250 per month
everyone and is a really fun place Additional Features: Break-
to go,” said Frommann, who re- fast bar, loft, first-floor master,
sides nearby. “My husband and I go ceiling fans, vaulted cathedral
there every week to meet friends.” ceilings, security system, win-
dow treatments, Rollex storm
The home is within a half-mile shutters, natural gas hot water
of the Atlantic and less than that to heater, attic storage in two-car
river access. The community is pet garage, irrigation system, out-
friendly for pets 21-30 pounds. side hose hookups, community
pool and pet friendly.
Beth Frommann has sold real es- Listing Agency:
tate since 2000 with her husband, Coldwell Banker Paradise
Paul, joining her in 2003. She says Listing Agent: The Frommann
they are now known as the From- Team, Paul and Beth From-
mann team working with Cold- mann, call 321-591-0111; or
well Banker Paradise in Melbourne email: [email protected].
Beach. Too see the townhouse, list- Listing Price: $269,900
ed for $269,900, contact the From-
manns at 321-591-0111 or email
them at [email protected].
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Seeking some back yard serenity? Luxe sheds can help
STORY BY ROXANA POPESCU WASHINGTON POST panies. Business at Modern-Shed has His sheds are most popular in Cali- change my life,” she said. It gave her a
increased 20 percent per year for the fornia, where “you have a lot more separate space to focus, uninterrupt-
About six years ago, Chelsea Hadley past six years, said Tim Vack, general acceptance of integrating indoor and ed and inspired — especially valuable
left her job as a fundraiser for the Los manager of the Seattle-based firm. A outdoor living spaces, and part of that for a work-from-home parent.
Angeles County Museum of Art and mix of factors is driving demand: Aw- is the climate.”
started running a small arts founda- ful traffic and the rise of flex policies There’s something about modern
tion from her house. means more people are choosing to High-end sheds tend to use du- houses that has made people turn
work from home. rable and ecologically responsible to backyard sheds for comfort, said
In theory, the idea was a no-brainer materials, and they have bespoke de- Mitchell Parker, an editor and writer
– she had two school-age children; Construction and real estate costs tails that help them match the main at Houzz. “These open floor plans are
her husband, the film scorer and mean it’s hard to move or remodel, he house, such as custom paint or cu- so popular these days, but people are
hip-hop musician Justin Reinhardt,
already worked from home; and added. An unfinished Modern-Shed rated lighting. Adding a bathroom or struggling to now find private,
the flexibility was seductive. typically starts at $18,500 to $25,000 kitchen can send costs up, in part be- walled-in spaces in which they
Practically, she discovered one (excluding delivery or installation). cause of permits. can have some quiet time and
hitch: Her house, in a canyon in He estimated that a room addition feel like they’re in a comfortable,
Los Angeles, was not designed for would cost four to eight times that. Tom Sandonato, who co-founded almost isolated space.”
that kind of lifestyle. kitHAUS in 2004, said coveted up-
Jeremy Nova, a co-founder of Stu- grades blend inside and outside: out- Katharine Harer, a poet and
“We live in a 1950s midcentury dio Shed, outside Boulder, Colo., said door kitchens or showers, hardwood English professor, spent years
modern post-and-beam house, there’s a key advantage to building floors that transition into decks, open trying to create such a sanctuary.
which is, like, very L.A.-feeling, small: The structure might not need air passages connecting enclosed First she bought a weekend cabin
but it’s one big, open space,” Had- to be permitted, depending on local spaces. in Gualala, a coastal outcrop in
ley said. “So we realized really building codes. Northern California.
quickly that with him working at Hadley works exclusively from the
home and me working at home Studio Shed has averaged year- studio, and she steals minutes to She worked at the dining table
and having two young kids, I was over-year growth of almost 50 percent marvel at hummingbirds in her gar- but felt she needed something
never going to get any work done since inception in 2008, Nova said. den. “I 100 percent believe that it did more “intimate.” In July she had
and neither was he.” an 8- by 10-foot writing shed in-
stalled. She describes it as “mo-
Adding a room would have nastic.” Harer always found ways
blasted through their bud- to be productive: “I’ve worked
get and changed their home’s on back porches, in corners of
footprint, but they did have an rooms.” But with a dedicated
8,360-square-foot lot and a back space, she immediately focused
yard that needed updating. The better. “Now, I have the dream.”
answer to everything was a
$60,000 luxury shed by kitHAUS. Jim Doti, a professor of eco-
nomics at Chapman University
Backyard sheds long ago in Orange, Calif., and, until last
morphed from dusty storage year, the university’s president,
shacks to spaces that let people also finds that walking some 40
fulfill needs for a fraction of what feet from his house, in a semiru-
it would cost to trade up or re- ral part of Orange County, to his
model. They are the heart of the shed spurs his creativity. “It does
yard and sometimes the home, something with your mind,” Doti
serving as offices, meditation said. He uses his 12- by 14-foot
rooms, writing nooks, bars, sau- studio for one purpose: turning
nas, guest suites or crafting cot- wood bowls.
tages, and sometimes a combina-
tion of the above. In a sense, it’s a throwback to
the classic tool shed: filled with
Deep down, the appeal of the drills, a lathe and a workbench.
backyard shed, and the many But it has upgrades, including
ways the space has been inter- an air filtration system and cus-
preted, can be explained by that tomizations, down to the window
primordial need for intimate, geometry, exterior colors and the
secluded snugness, said Debra sconces he handpicked.
Prinzing, author of “Stylish Sheds
and Elegant Hideaways.” When “Stylish Sheds and El-
egant Hideaways” author Prinzing
“It goes back to our visceral memo- lived in Thousand Oaks, Calif., her
ries of having a little secret place,” homeowner’s association forbade
Prinzing said. When she used to ask sheds. Pool cabanas were allowed –
people about their dream sheds, the but she didn’t have a pool. “The irony
answers “were all over the map in of it all,” she joked.
terms of architecture.” But they all
evoked the “excitement you had as a She recently moved to near Seattle
child, putting a blanket over a card and she has plans for a “half-shed,
table and climbing underneath. You half-greenhouse” where she’ll write
had your own little space. I think and start seedlings. She may call the
that’s what everyone is going for.” space the Seed House. “I just don’t
know yet,” she said, and stated one of
The popularity of the units is evi- her cardinal rules of shed ownership:
denced in the growth of shed com- “You have to name it.”
Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, October 19, 2017 37
Before forking over money for a home inspection ...
STORY BY ILYCE GLINK AND SAMUEL J. TAMKIN see if they will accept less than the $450 you spent on your inspection penses that you can incur during
WASHINGTON POST full amount owed in exchange for re- fee, you didn’t need to proceed with the home selling and home-buying
leasing the lien on the home. Many the purchase. Likewise, if you had the processes that you’d lose if the deal
Q: We placed a contract on a home lenders agreed to take less than what inspection but didn’t like the results does not go forward. When you ap-
that should never have been listed in they were owed and some equity line of the inspection, you could have ter- ply for a loan, the lender may order
the first place, since it had more than of credit holders would hold out for minated the deal at that time but you an appraisal of the home. If the home
$150,000 in tax liens. Am I entitled to something rather than release the would not have been entitled to a re- doesn’t appraise out or for some rea-
a refund of my inspection fee of $450 lien they had on the home. fund on the inspection fee. son the deal doesn’t close, you’ll still
since the seller’s real estate agent did have to pay for the appraisal anyway.
not perform her due diligence in list- In your situation, it would seem to us There are plenty of fees and ex- You might have inspection fees, ra-
ing this home? from your question that the tax liens don inspection fees, termite inspec-
might have been federal income tax tion fees, septic and sanitary sewer
According to the contract, if the sell- liens as opposed to mortgage liens and inspection fees, lead-based paint in-
er is unable to cure title defects and ob- that you didn’t want to give the seller spection fees, loan application fees,
tain a policy of title insurance within 14 additional time to negotiate a reduced appraisal fees, municipality inspec-
days after the defect is discovered, the payment amount with the IRS or other tion fees and attorney’s fees.
buyer can terminate. This contract was lien holder, if it wasn’t the IRS.
terminated and the contract became All real estate deals carry risks. And
null and void. The contract also stipu- Recently, Sam worked on a deal in there is money you’ll spend to see if
lates that the buyer can be reimbursed which the seller of a property owed the the deal can get done. Just because
from the seller for the cost of the title IRS more than $100,000; and when the you signed a contract doesn’t mean
search. But my question is whether I IRS reviewed the sale documents, the that the deal is without risk. As you
can also get reimbursed for the cost of IRS was willing to take only $25,000 to found out, you lost $450 for inspec-
the home inspection. allow the sale to go forward. The IRS tion fees, but since you didn’t close
would still have the right to lien the and you weren’t stuck with a property
A: In response to your issue, the seller’s other properties and go after that had a lien for $150,000 attached
listing broker is not responsible for the seller in other ways, but the IRS to it, you can move on to the next
and does not have an obligation to was willing to get some money now home and hope for a successful clos-
search the title on a home. The listing and allow the sale to proceed. ing on that deal. (Which is more than
broker does not have a legal duty to the seller is able to say.)
know what items may or may not af- But all this sort of negotiation takes
fect the title to the home. Having said time, and you might not have been
that, the listing broker will certainly willing to wait and see what hap-
want to know whether a home will pened or if the lien holder was will-
sell or can sell if it has serious issues, ing to negotiate with the seller and
and a tax lien of that size would cer- if the seller was unwilling or unable
tainly qualify as a serious issue. to come up with the money needed
to allow the closing to occur. If this
We have yet to meet a listing bro- describes the situation you were fac-
ker who is willing to put the time and ing, you were right to terminate and
effort into trying to get a home sold move on; but you don’t have the right
knowing that the issues involving the under the contract to get anything
home will make it impossible to sell. more from the seller other than what
is under the contract. The seller was
When a homeowner lists a home not in default under the contract, and
with real estate tax liens, federal tax you had the remedies provided to you
liens, state revenue tax liens or litiga- under the contract as well.
tion liens, the home may still be sal-
able, but the seller may have to take While those remedies may not
additional steps to get from the con- have been as good as you would have
tract state to the closing table. And wanted and you are out of pocket the
the steps may vary depending on
what liens are attached.
Let’s start with real estate tax liens.
These liens may be for unpaid real
estate taxes. If the sales price of the
home is sufficient to pay off the mort-
gage and the unpaid real estate taxes,
you will be able to close. If the money
is not enough to close and the mort-
gage lender is unwilling to take less
money than what it is owed, the sale
will fall through.
Digressing just a bit, in the years
since the Great Recession, many sell-
ers and buyers became acutely aware
of short sales. A short sale is where
the sales price is too low for the sales
proceeds to pay for all of the closing
expenses and the liens on the home.
In a short sale, the seller negotiates
with the lenders or lien holders to
38 Thursday, October 19, 2017 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
Real Estate Sales on South Brevard island: Oct. 6 to Oct. 12
The real estate pace slowed slightly during the Columbus Day week in island ZIP codes 32951, 32903 and
32937. Satellite Beach led the way with 10 sales, followed by Indialantic with 6, Melbourne Beach with 5,
and Indian Harbour Beach with 4.
Our featured sale of the week was of a home in Rivers Edge in Melbourne Beach. The residence at 353
Amberjack Place was listed May 12 with an asking price of $725,000. The price was subsequently lowered
to $699,000. The sale closed Oct. 6 for $640,000.
The seller in the transaction was represented by Jeffrey Blackstone of Blackstone Realty. The purchaser
was represented by David Curri of the Curri Kirschner Real Estate Group.
SALES FOR 32951
SUBDIVISION ADDRESS LISTED ORIGINAL MOST RECENT SOLD SELLING
ASKING PRICE ASKING PRICE PRICE
MELBOURNE BEACH S 205 FIR AVE 6/17/2017 $349,900 $349,900 10/6/2017 $295,000
BLUE HERON AT AQUARI 364 AQUARINA BLVD 9/2/2017 $309,000 $309,000 10/12/2017 $187,000
CANDLEWOOD PINES 169 AMBER PL 8/22/2017 $192,500 $192,500 10/6/2017
SALES FOR 32903
ROSSERS PLAT OF EAU GALLIE BEACH 1935 N HIGHWAY A1A 6/5/2017 $949,000 $949,000 10/6/2017 $867,500
INDIALANTIC ONE COND 601 N MIRAMAR AVE 214 4/19/2017 $674,950 $629,900 10/11/2017 $620,000
TERRACE SHORES 1895 GULF CT 8/15/2017 $374,999 $359,900 10/6/2017 $359,900
SALES FOR 32937
THE HORIZON CONDO P4 407 HIGHWAY A1A 422 7/11/2017 $465,000 $444,990 10/6/2017 $425,000
WATERWAY ESTATES 3RD 309 IBIS LN 7/11/2017 $434,900 $434,900 10/6/2017 $417,500
EAU GALLIE SHORES 400 SHERIDAN AVE 8/2/2017 $409,900 $399,900 10/6/2017 $387,000
Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, October 19, 2017 39
Here are some of the top recent barrier island sales.
Subdivision: Blue Heron at Aquari, Address: 364 Aquarina Blvd Subdivision: Rossers Plat of Eau Gallie Beach, Address: 1935 N Highway A1A
Listing Date: 9/2/2017 Listing Date: 6/5/2017
Original Price: $309,000 Original Price: $949,000
Recent Price: $309,000 Recent Price: $949,000
Sold: 10/12/2017 Sold: 10/6/2017
Selling Price: $295,000 Selling Price: $867,500
Listing Agent: David Settgast Listing Agent: Nirma Heshmati
Selling Agent: Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Intl Selling Agent: Charles Rutenberg Realty
Paul Lynn Nathan Siverd & Anthony Cribben
Better Homes & Gardens RE Star RE/MAX The Home Center
Subdivision: Indialantic One Cond, Address: 601 N Miramar Ave 214 Subdivision: Terrace Shores, Address: 1895 Gulf Ct
Listing Date: 4/19/2017 Listing Date: 8/15/2017
Original Price: $674,950 Original Price: $374,999
Recent Price: $629,900 Recent Price: $359,900
Sold: 10/11/2017 Sold: 10/6/2017
Selling Price: $620,000 Selling Price: $359,900
Listing Agent: Danita Bell Listing Agent: Jack Taylor
Selling Agent: RE/MAX Aerospace Realty Selling Agent: Re/Max Alternative Realty
Walter Brooke Tymeson Susanne Monroe
RE/MAX Aerospace Realty Coldwell Banker Paradise
Subdivision: Harbor Beach Club A, Address: 1034 Steven Patrick Ave
Listing Date: 8/3/2017
Original Price: $309,900
Recent Price: $309,900
Selling Price: $294,000
Listing Agent: DeWayne Carpenter
Selling Agent: Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc
Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc
Subdivision: Eau Gallie Shores, Address: 205 Grant Ave
Listing Date: 8/20/2017
Original Price: $365,000
Recent Price: $369,500
Selling Price: $360,000
Listing Agent: Todd Ostrander
Selling Agent: RE/MAX Elite
Gary Dean Real Estate, LLC