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HELPING HANDS Police label
NEEDED TO SAVE Twitter hack
LAKELA’S MINT a hate crime
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent Ramped-up interest in Turnpike exits BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer
St. Lucie County is home to The City Council has endorsed the addition of two new Florida Turnpike interchanges in Port St. Lucie. PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN
species that live nowhere else. “I was mad as hell,” St. Lucie
Some don’t walk, fly, swim or Schools Superintendent Wayne
burrow. They’re plants. Gent said late last week follow-
ing a hack of the school district’s
On Saturday, July 15, volun- Twitter account. Hours later, he
teers will help save a plant that said he was still mad, “very upset
only grows in five known plac- and very angry.”
es on the Treasure Coast – the
Lakela’s mint. The district’s Twitter feed was
hacked sometime overnight
“They’ll be hand-removing Thursday into Friday and the
and hand-clipping weeds, exotic hacker posted multiple offensive
plants and others that are com- tweets, including a notorious his-
peting with the Lakela’s mint,” toric photo of a lynching.
said Amy Griffin, environmental
resources director at the county. “The very nature of the post-
ing itself was horrific,” Gent said
The volunteers will be at the during the press conference.
county’s Lakela’s Mint Preserve.
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“We’ll be meeting at the
Ocean Discovery Center,” Grif- BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer “Get ’er done,” said Coun- town Parkway. Preliminary plans
fin said. [email protected] cilwoman Stephanie Morgan from the Florida Department of
in support of a resolution the Transportation show the poten-
Florida Atlantic University’s The toll road cutting through council ultimately approved. tial for another interchange at St.
Harbor Branch Oceanograph- Port St. Lucie could get a few “I’m excited about it.” Lucie West Boulevard.
ic Institute’s Ocean Discovery more interchanges at critical
Center is at 5600 N. U.S. 1 in Fort roadways – and the Port St. Luc- The resolution clears the way “Currently the Turnpike has
Pierce. The volunteers will work ie City Council is doing what it for the city’s staff to engage the a Project Development and En-
from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. They’re can to lobby Florida’s Turnpike Turnpike Enterprise in consid- vironment (PD&E) study under-
urged to take gloves, hand tools, Enterprise to do just that. ering an interchange at Cross-
water, sunscreen, hats and in- CONTINUED ON PAGE A11
sect repellent. A light lunch will
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Liberty Medical layoffs: Local economy may offer hope
PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent close in July 2017. the Economic Development Council of
“If the transaction closes, on August St. Lucie County, said the local economy
Liberty Medical Supply has notified is strong enough to absorb a large layoff.
the city that it’s likely going to lay off 27, 2017, there will be layoffs at Liber- Still, he said that’s likely small comfort to
more than 260 Port St. Lucie workers. ty Medical, LLC facility at 8881 S. U.S. those getting proverbial pink slips.
Highway 1 and 8883 S. U.S. Highway 1
“Liberty Medical, LLC may be selling in Port St. Lucie, Florida. These layoffs “As the old saying goes, ‘a recession
substantially all of its assets,” the com- are expected to be permanent.” is when your neighbor lost his job, and
pany said in a letter to Mayor Gregory
Oravec. “The transaction is expected to Peter Tesch, president of CONTINUED ON PAGE A6
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BARE WITH US: NATURISTS SET TO STRIP FOR SKINNY DIP
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent prefer to try it the first time when the officials about leaving skinny dippers be legally swim wherever they wished.
beach is a bit empty. Blind Creek Beach is at Blind Creek. The nude-swimming advocates
The Treasure Coast Naturists are St. Lucie County’s somewhat designated
throwing a bit of a beach party at clothing-optional beach. Turns out that Florida’s laws don’t re- didn’t really want to make public
Blind Creek Beach. Bathing suits ally speak to clothing requirements. Nel- spectacles of swimming at other
are optional. Actually, they’re not Back in 2014 a group of local naturists son said a local judge explained to the beaches to make that point. They
recommended if you’re wanting to — who are sometimes called nudists — naturists and county officials that for all just wanted the county to quietly
avoid attention. talked with county and law-enforcement practical purposes, skinny dippers could agree that nude swimmers at Blind
Creek would be left alone.
“Ironically, some of the people
who show up and don’t take off “It has been used for clothing op-
their clothes, they’re the ones who tional for quite some time, but there
are looked at,” Nelson Jones, presi- have been some misconceptions
dent, said. among law enforcement,” Jones
The organization will have its
third annual Skinny Dip on Sunday, Blind Creek is secluded, so for
July 16. At 2 p.m., organizers will do about three decades it drew nude
an official count of skinny dippers swimmers. Sometimes they ran
at Blind Creek Beach, on Hutchin- afoul with cops.
son Island. The beach parking is at
6686 S. Ocean Drive, Jensen Beach, “There’s no construction near it,”
just north of the power plant. The Jones said. “It was a good, logical
event is part of the American Asso- place for it.”
ciation for Nude Recreation’s Nude
Recreation Week. About 156 partici- In June 2014, a group of about
pated in the skinny dip last year. 30 naturists tested the waters, so
to speak. They showed up and
“We suggest people get there early and dropped their drawers to see if deputies
get signed in,” Jones said. would intervene. They didn’t, so Blind
Creek became St. Lucie’s more-or-less
Nelson said the annual skinny dip official clothing-optional beach.
likely draws some first-time skinny dip- The Treasure Coast Naturists have
pers who see the added crowd as a way assumed responsibility to care for the
to avoid notice. Others, he said, might
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LAKELA’S MINT SKINNY DIP
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The federal government listed the The Lakela’s mint is among PHOTO COURTESY OF ST. LUCIE COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES beach. For example, the group placed
Lakela’s mint as endangered in 1985. a handful of nearly extinct plants three portable toilets there. Additional-
The perennial with soft lavender flowers that exist only on the Treasure Coast. fin said. “They were getting firewood and ly, the group got word out that the beach
lives only on a small range of about three dragging it.” was open for business. No shoes, no shirt,
miles straddling St. Lucie and Indian Riv- Tower Gardens in Lake Wales to keep the or any other clothing for that matter, no
er counties. Griffin said to understand plant alive. More than half of the observed plants problem.
why this plant exists only on that small were destroyed by the ATVs. There’s evi-
range, one must remember the Florida The botanical organization and coun- dence people continue to take ATVs into Jones said that on any given weekend
Peninsula has gone through numerous ty cultivated and planted Lakela’s mint the preserve and damage Lakela’s mint with the right water and air temperatures
geological changes. into a new area in hopes that expand- and other endangered plants. for swimming, about 400 to 600 head to
ing its range could ensure its hardiness. Blind Creek Beach. No official polls have
“Florida, in ancient times, was islands But challenges started soon. One was Botanist Olga Lakela discovered and been taken, but Jones said it seems the
when the seas were higher,” she said. the 2004 hurricane season and its multi- named the plant in the 1960s. The coun- beach has become a hidden tourist draw.
“Only the highest elevations poked out of ple back-to-back storms. Silt fencing for ty bought the Lakela’s Mint Preserve in
the water.” roadwork also stressed many of the cul- 2010. It’s 15.5 acres. “Half of (visitors) are on vacation,” he
tivated plants. said. “The other half ranges from Palm
Today those lands are generally among To volunteer, call the county’s Environ- Beach County on up to Titusville.”
Florida’s ridges, thin strips of elevated But the worst happened in 2014. Peo- mental Resources Department at 772-
land. Part of St. Lucie is on the Atlantic ple ran over the plants with ATVs. 462-2526. Most of the locals are from St. Lucie
Coastal Ridge. County, Jones said. Many, he speculated,
“They cut our fences and were coming are likely from St. Lucie West and Tradi-
Griffin said that plants such as the into the Indrio Savannas Preserve,” Grif- tion. Jones said if you don’t think your
Lakela’s mint specialized in the areas neighbors are skinny dipping at Blind
where they started speciation on those Creek, you’re likely mistaken.
ancient islands. Sea levels varied over the
eons for two reasons. One is ocean levels; “There’s a lot of people who do this and
they’ve varied mostly due to the amount don’t talk about it,” Jones said.
of water locked into ice around the polar
and adjoining regions. The other reason The visitors from afar are sometimes
is crust elevation underneath Florida. from Canada and Europe. Jones said nude
Earth’s crust, of course, has bumps and recreation is an estimated $7.3 billion
other imperfections. business in the state. He said national and
international naturists head to Florida for
Plants, along with amphibians and the same reason everyone else does: it’s
birds, often adapted to where they were the Sunshine State. Many head to Florida
on islands and didn’t move very far. Today for all the usual reasons (the theme parks,
those places are usually scrub habitat. etc.), but carve off some days for nude rec-
That presents a survival problem today reation while here.
as Florida undergoes another change.
“There’s a certain amount of freedom
“Scrub is really desirable development to get rid of your clothes,” Jones said. He
property,” Griffin said. “The scrub ridge added, “I feel very connected to nature
on (U.S. 1) is prime development sites.” that way. There’s nothing between me and
the universe, nature.”
And that’s where the Lakela’s mint
lives. Jones said there’re no special instruc-
tions or precautions for skinny dipping in
St. Lucie has at least two other plants the ocean. Of course, sunscreen is highly
that exist nowhere else, and both are also recommended, especially on skin that
endangered. One goes by various names rarely gets sunlight.
— the Caribbean applecactus. The other
is the savannahs mint. Griffin isn’t opti- First-time Blind Creek visitors should
mistic the savannahs mint will survive. visit the Treasure Coast Naturists’ website
to read up on etiquette.
“There’s possibly seven plants left in
the wild,” she said. To learn more about the Treasure Coast
Naturists and the third annual Skinny Dip,
Efforts to save the Lakela’s mint start- visit www.treasurecoastnaturists.org.
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IN LOVING MEMORY
CHARLENE TABONE, 74 Okla., and moved to Port St. Lucie in 1982 Treasure Coast Hospice
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Tabone was born in Warren, Ohio. Jan.14, 1948, and ordained a bishop on May Treasure Coast Hospice has always treasured life. Now,
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Chris’ restaurants, a receptionist at Centu- pastor at five churches, retiring from the palliative care, pediatric care and grief support, to
ry 21, a clerk at Winn-Dixie, a care giver and Palm Vista Church of God. He worked for 21 better meet the needs of our community.
scheduler at Redi Nurse, and she also volun- years in administrative work in the Church
teered for the hospital auxiliary. of God ,where he was the state overseer in Licensed since 1982.
Missouri, Iowa and New York. R.D. was also
Survivors include her daughters, Kimber- the Youth Director in Illinois and Washing- Treasuring Life | To learn more,
ly Haas of San Diego, Calif., Darlene (Chris) ton, Evangelism Director in Florida for four visit TreasureHealth.org or call 866.999.4550
Humphreys of Fort Pierce, Deborah (James) years and also served on the Florida State
Schremmer of Fort Pierce, and Christi Mc- Council for Church of God.
Manus of Vero Beach; grandsons, Brian
Humphreys, of Wellington, Christopher Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Kar-
Humphreys of San Diego, Calif., and Nich- en Harris; daughter, Sharon Hooper of Ho-
olas Dwyer of Jacksonville; granddaughters, mosassa, Fla.; sons, Marvin Harris of Tulsa,
Britney Haas,of San Diego, Madyson Mc- Okla., Thurman Harris of Callahan, Fla., and
Manus of Vero Beach, Kendrya Schremmer Carl Harris of Phoenix; daughter, Marilyn
of Fort Pierce, Kendyle Schremmer of Fort Whaley of Fort Pierce; step-daughter, Joyce
Pierce and Liliana Elliott of Vero Beach; Thacker of Fort Pierce; brothers, Thurman
great-grandchildren, Braydon, Braxton and Harris and Paul Harris; sisters, Rachel Quick,
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tional diet and exercise regimens still fa- Beach, 75 in Melbourne and 58 more in “We are in emergency management CONTINUED ON PAGE A15
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marks from local physicians. prepping now. In fact our staff meeting
So what exactly is Radecke’s radical next week will be all about preparation for
idea? Do the bariatric surgery now and Treasure Coast urologist Dr. Hugo Davi- hurricane season. We do shelter. We help
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– healthier for years to come rather than ple, points out “as Americans age and live we even have the dog-friendly shelters
putting it off as a last resort. longer, increasing numbers of them will available.”
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Besides listening to his colleagues, urological diseases. One of the greatest “Every patient,” Spear emphasizes,
reading medical journals and studying healthcare challenges facing our country “is called prior to us shutting down for
all the clinical trials carefully, Radecke today is to keep them as independent as a hurricane. I mean e-v-e-r-y patient is
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WEIGHT-LOSS SURGERY surgeries at the Treasure Coast’s only
certified bariatric “Center of Excellence”
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A13 – the Sebastian River Medical Center.
There isn’t one in Vero or at Lawnwood.
self with needles six times a day.”
All too often, says Radecke, patients Centers of Excellence can only achieve
that coveted accreditation by follow-
just come right out and say, “‘I don’t ing a rigorous review process during
want to live like this anymore. I’m look- which they prove they can maintain
ing into the next 10, 20, 30 years of my life certain physical resources, human re-
and I see I’m headed into these golden sources and standards of practice along
years but what’s so golden about being with having certain types of equipment
a diabetic and having a pill box in front geared specifically toward the bariat-
of me and not being able to walk to the ric patient and meeting or exceeding a
mailbox and back without hurting like pre-defined number of bariatric cases
you wouldn’t believe?’” per year.
Most of his patients already know their SRMC, say Radecke, meets or exceeds
obesity can – and probably will – lead to all of those standards each year.
diabetes, hypertension, hypercholester-
olemia, sleep apnea and a host of other So, getting “healthier now” through
problems which, statistically, will likely bariatric weight loss surgery is Radecke’s
lead to a heart attack or a stroke. radical – or maybe just common-sense –
Meanwhile, Radecke points out, the
odds of having a complication during As Radecke puts it in closing, “Bariat-
bariatric weight loss surgery are almost ric surgery is, in my opinion, the poster
ridiculously small: around .05 percent to child for preventative medicine.”
1.5 percent, he says.
Dr. Jason Radecke is with Riverside Sur-
While it is true the youthful-looking gical & Weight Loss Center and the Sebas-
Radecke does have hyper-specialized tian River Medical Center. His Sebastian
fellowship training, he also has anoth- office is at 14430 U.S. 1. His Vero office is
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TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES
TOP SALES OF THE WEEK
The last week of June ended with a bang on the local real estate front, as 20 single-family residences
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The top sale of the week in Port St. Lucie was the home at 7697 Wyldwood Way. First listed in January
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SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND LOTS
TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD
PORT SAINT LUCIE 7697 WYLDWOOD WAY 1/6/2015 $599,900 6/28/2017 $525,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11427 SW KINGSLAKE CIRCLE 5/27/2017 $424,700 6/30/2017 $414,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11130 SW WYNDHAM WAY 4/7/2017 $369,900 6/26/2017 $365,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11401 SW ASPEN LANE 2/20/2017 $349,000 6/26/2017 $345,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11399 SW HILLCREST CIRCLE 4/10/2017 $349,900 6/30/2017 $344,900
PORT SAINT LUCIE 1355 SW BENT PINE COVE 1/4/2017 $374,900 6/28/2017 $330,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 7670 GREENBRIER CIRCLE 2/13/2017 $339,900 6/28/2017 $330,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 303 NW SHORELINE CIRCLE 3/14/2017 $289,900 6/29/2017 $282,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11780 SW MOUNTAIN ASH CIRCLE 4/7/2017 $309,500 6/30/2017 $282,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11209 SW KINGSLAKE CIRCLE 4/19/2017 $284,900 6/30/2017 $278,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 5875 NW HANN DRIVE 12/17/2016 $293,900 6/28/2017 $267,900
PORT SAINT LUCIE 5428 NW WISK FERN CIRCLE 4/24/2017 $259,900 6/26/2017 $259,900
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Original Price: $424,700 Original Price: $369,900
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Listing Date: 2/20/2017 Listing Date: 4/10/2017
Original Price: $349,000 Original Price: $349,900
Sold: 6/26/2017 Sold: 6/30/2017
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DO YOU HAVE THE WRITE STUFF? TELL ME YOUR STORY ...
BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer our books, which were suitable for any burgh for family reasons. I had always my aid when I was diagnosed with
[email protected] age, were found in many libraries. Then been interested in medicine and got breast cancer.
the pendulum swung and more explicit a job as editor and writer for Today’s
I’ve been thinking about writ- writing – the bodice rippers – came into HealthCare. It was a wonderful chance When we moved to Florida in
ers and writing a great deal late- fashion. Neither my mother nor I want- to meet and watch physicians and 2002, I started doing volunteer
ly. That might sound odd as I’m a ed to write about heaving bosoms. We surgeons doing amazing things, and publicity for the American Cancer
writer, but, in truth, when you are tried some contemporary romances, then to translate the doctor-speak into Society. Gradually, area publica-
writing on deadline most of the but never quite got it right. words lay people could understand. I tions noticed the sheer volume of
time, you don’t have a lot of time to watched open heart surgery and brain material I sent and asked me to
think about the process and what I went on to teach remedial writing surgery and talked to pioneers in a va- freelance. I did some medical writ-
goes in to telling a story. Most of at New York City Technical College and riety of fields. Many of them came to ing and then began covering the
the time, you’re trying to fill up an then my husband and I moved to Pitts- arts, which has always been a pas-
empty computer screen in front of sion. It finally turned into a career.
you with words that are coherent,
interesting to the audience and The point of all of this, and it
factually correct. is poor writing indeed if I have to
tell you the point, is that many of
Most of my stories begin with you have also written at various
research about the subject. One of times. Self-publishing has made
the nicest compliments I can re- telling your story that much easier,
ceive is that I “did my homework.” because agents and mainstream
I try to make interviews into con- publishers are not willing to take
versations, and if I have done the a chance on first-timers. In the
research and the interview well, summer, I like to spotlight writers
the writing is often the easiest part in our midst. If you have published
of the story. a book and want to talk about it,
please contact me at skoppel@your-
As is the case with many of you, writ- voiceweekly.com.
ing was something you always wanted If your story sounds like something
to do, although making a living at it my readers would like, I’ll try to do a
seemed problematic. In the early 1980s, story about it. Please keep in mind that
my mother and I wrote two hardcover I am not interested in political or reli-
historical romances, published by Dou- gious tracts. We have enough of those
bleday. That should tell you how long in the world!
ago it was; romances are not published I hope to hear from you in the next
in hardcover anymore and Doubleday, few weeks and hope to turn your stories
like so many publishing houses, no lon- into mine.
ger exists. It was an exciting time and
COMING UP (a combination of Folk and 5 Opera lovers, don’t miss this op-
Soul) to describe their musi- portunity to see the legendary
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 cal style. Within a year and a Placido Domingo in a new baritone
half, these 20-somethings in- role, Wednesday, July 12, at the Majestic
of comedy competitions and keeps the dependently released an EP, a in Vero. Presented by Vero Beach Op-
laughs going in gigs all over Florida and full-length, and a live album. era and the Majestic, “Nabucco” is the
beyond. Show time is 8:30 p.m. Tickets are next in the Metropolitan Opera’s Pea-
$15 in advance; $20 at the door. Looks like Marina Square is body and Emmy Award-winning series
“The Met: Live in HD.” Domingo sings
2 Back at the Sunrise Theatre, Sun- the place to be in Fort Pierce the title role in this story of the fall of
day is Free Summertime Movies ancient Jerusalem at the hands of Ne-
night, and this Sunday it’s the perfect es- this weekend. Friday Fest is buchadnezzar (Nabucco), which New
cape-from-realty flick “Fantastic Beasts York Times critic Zachary Woolfe calls “a
and Where to Find Them,” penned by a great start-of-the-weekend biblical potboiler of religious wars and
none other than J.K. Rawling, the fantasy Angel Salazar. destination choice, with myr- forbidden love.” This opera was Verdi’s
genius who brought the world Harry Pot- third opera, and became his first huge
ter. Starring Eddie Redmayne and Kath- iad arts-and-crafts vendors, a success, making him famous and be-
erine Waterston, “Fantastic Beasts” takes loved, due, according to Robert Levine
place in the 1920s, at a time of tension be- summer tale with irresistible “fantastic crazy wide variety of food and, of course, in Bachtrack, “to the chorus of enslaved
tween the magical wizard world and the Hebrews, ‘Va, pensiero,’ which acted as a
ordinary, “No-Maj” pop- beasts.” Show time is 3 p.m. live music to keep the summertime beat not-so-subtle metaphor for the Italians
ulation. Young wizard who despised being under the thumb
Newt Scamander is in going, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Marina Square of Austria in 1842.” In Italy to this day,
New York City on his way he notes, that chorus is an “unofficial
West, carrying a mysteri- 3 The Rock’n Riverwalk concert se- is right in the middle of Historic Down- national anthem.” You’ll find the vocal
ous suitcase which con- ries continues this Sunday on the town Fort Pierce, a really beautiful loca- displays – for the slave girl Abigaille (so-
tains an array of magical prano Liudmyla Monastyrska) in partic-
creature, of all shapes, waterfront in downtown Stuart from 1 tion on the Indian River. ular – spectacular. Domingo’s longtime
sizes and dispositions. With an inadver- collaborator James Levine conducts.
tent suitcase mix-up involving a hapless, p.m. to 4 p.m. This free, open-air concert Show time Wednesday is 7 p.m. An en-
no-maj aspiring baker, and dark wizard core showing is Saturday, July 15, at 10
forces looming, the flick is a delightful is sponsored by Stuart’s 4 Then, bright and early on Saturday a.m. Running time is two hours.
Downtown Business As- morning, same location, is the ex-
sociation, and includes a tremely popular Fort Pierce Farmers Mar-
variety of vendors, food, ket, a favorite gathering spot from 8 a.m.
beverages and, of course, till noon, rain or shine. Over the years, the
and an afternoon of live market has expanded to include not only
‘Beasts.’ music, all on Stuart’s all sorts of food and beverages, but 70 ven-
beautiful, happenin’ wa- dors and artisans. You’ll discover all sorts
terfront. Continuum, a four-piece, Florida of cool stuff. (I always do.) And there’s
Panhandle-based band, will be providing live music, start to finish, to accompany
the tunes. According to Reverbnation, the your morning joe and decadent, delicious
band coined the term Electronic “Soulk” home-baked treats.
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A call to artists for calendar paintings All our
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Kevin’s long. Let’s go over the “Kures” for better and 1 to 2 inches of sand, for long bunker 56° sand wedge, and at times a 48° pitch-
Kures distance control when faced with these shots. ing wedge might work best.
various length greenside bunker shots:
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