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Taking a spiritual stroll Wine & Film Fest sequel
‘God in My City’ walk in PSL More in store at Vero event encore
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park tops city’s
project wish list
The Watercrest Senior Living facility rises on California Boulevard. At right, a rendering of its completion. PHOTO ABOVE: MITCH KLOORFAIN BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer
DEMAND FOR LUXURIOUS SENIOR
LIVING ATTRACTS A NEW PLAYER More than $6 million worth of
projects is on the books for parks
BY ADAM LATEN WILLSON | Correspondent Lucie West in November. intergenerational activities and educational and recreation in Port St. Lucie
The 112,000-square-foot facility will com- computer programs at the facility. Mothers over the next five years – and a
“Just because you require care as you and daughters will even be able to enjoy man- third of it could go to an extreme
age, doesn’t mean you have to compro- bine expert care with a luxurious living envi- icures, pedicures and facials at the state-of- sports park complete with BMX
mise on the lifestyle that you’re used to,” ronment, right in the heart of St. Lucie West. tracks and a skate component.
says Christy Skinner, director of opera- Residents will be able to get their exercise in CONTINUED ON PAGE A14
tions at Watercrest Senior Living, a new as- the community pool, take in the beautiful The city is crafting its five-year
sisted living facility opening its doors to St. lake vistas, and engage in a wide myriad of plan for projects. In it, there are
several parks-related projects,
Services District GHITOATTNOTDA including the extreme sports
closes in on selling BUSH park, an expansion of Minsky
SLW Blvd. parcel Gym, improvements to the Jes-
Last week’s sica Clinton park, and a phased
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent book-signing in development of Winterlakes
Vero Beach was a Park.
The St. Lucie West Services triumphant return
District took a step closer to sell- to ‘Bush Country’ “It’s gone so long,” Council-
ing the last piece of commercial for former President woman Jolien Caraballo said of
property on St. Lucie West Bou- George W. Bush, a the BMX/Skate park. She told
levard between California and popular figure on staff the city needs to do all it can
Cashmere. At its last regular meet- the Treasure Coast. to make it happen.
ing, the district’s Board of Super- See story, Page A4.
visors approved amendments to a The park also had support
tentative sales contract with Ross from Mayor Gregory Oravec,
Reality Investments. who said he was “stoked” about
the parks’ plans but cautioned
CONTINUED ON PAGE A12 that the city needs to be able to
afford what it does.
“It’s nice to dream about nice
things,” he said, adding that it’s
even nicer to be able to pay for it.
He encouraged staff to continue
pursuing grants and other fund-
ing sources to make the BMX/
Skate park and the other projects
The City of Port St. Lucie had
a skate park once upon a time. It
CONTINUED ON PAGE A6
Former President George W. Bush greets a fan at a Vero Beach book-signing appearance. PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD
IN THIS ISSUE Music therapy hits
all the right notes in
LOCAL NEWS A1-A14 cancer care. Page A16
OBITUARIES A13 ARTS/PEOPLE B1-B9
HEALTH A16-A19 DINING B10
GOLF B15 REAL ESTATE A21-A32
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WELL-RECEIVED RETURN TO ‘BUSH COUNTRY’ FOR 43
BY RAY McNULTY | Columnist generated by the book would go to help especially supportive of the Bushes in caught up in the politics that we forget
veterans. national and state politics, dating back to about the people,” she added. “The Bush-
The line inside the Vero Beach Book his father’s unsuccessful run against Ron- es are good people. That’s why I get upset
Center last week weaved throughout He was grateful when anyone ex- ald Reagan for the Republican nomina- when they’re maligned.”
both levels of the building, where more pressed concern about his 92-year-old tion for president in the late 1970s.
than 700 people waited patiently for the father, our 41st president, who was in a “We’re in a different world now,” Jor-
opportunity to meet the 43rd president of Texas hospital recovering from a bout “This is Bush country,” said Indian dan said. “There’s not the same civility.”
the United States. with pneumonia. River County Tax Collector Carole Jean
Jordan, former chairman of the Repub- Perhaps that’s why Bush received such
Outside, in the sun-baked parking lot, a In fact, when one woman told him lican Party of Florida. “The Bush family a warm, enthusiastic welcome.
second wave stood dutifully in an equally she had once met his dad, Bush replied: has been coming to Vero Beach for years,
long line, enduring some of the warmest, “That’s the A-team. Now you’ve met the and they’re such a wonderful family. They Three years ago, Bush sold out both
most humid conditions of the season and B-team.” care about each other, and they care so sessions as a speaker at the Riverside
waiting to clear a Secret Service security much about this country. Theater’s Distinguished Lecturer Series.
checkpoint. There was no doubt Bush was among Last week, he did the same with his ap-
friends, and he knew it. “I know politics, and I know people get pearance here.
All of them wore wristbands that cost attacked and criticized, but the country is
$37.50 apiece and guaranteed wearers He has longtime ties to our communi- so divided now that we too often get so “This is one of the largest book-sign-
an autographed copy of George W. Bush’s ty through his grandmother’s wing of the ings we’ve had,” said Cynthia Callander,
new book – “Profiles of Courage: A Com- family, and the barrier island has been
mander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s CONTINUED ON PAGE A6
Warriors” – and a face-to-face moment
with the former president.
Bush made his local book-signing
event worth the price ... and the wait.
Though the line moved quickly, he
made the effort to establish eye contact
and engage in a mini-conversation with
each person that appeared in front of
him. He made sure everyone there could
say they had met him.
Bush shook hands with some, fist-
bumped with others. He exchanged
salutes with those wearing military
uniforms and with book buyers who
identified themselves as veterans, never
failing to thank them for their service. He
leaned across the table to interact with
people in wheelchairs.
He seemed to especially enjoy chatting
with children who accompanied their
“How’re you doing, dude?” Bush said
to one boy. “Thanks for coming out.”
Bush smiled easily, joked occasion-
ally and laughed often throughout the 2
1/2-hour session. He cared enough to ask
about the length of the line and how long
some had waited. He thanked the buyers
and reminded them that all the revenue
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GEORGE W. BUSH PARK PROJECTS be done in the next year. said of the acreage. He also cautioned
“We’re in the earliest stages,” Keen against placing a park that would have
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A4 CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 such a large draw in the middle of subdi-
said, explaining that staff doesn’t know visions. “Selecting the right place is criti-
the book center’s marketing and publicity was closed in 2011 after equipment dete- yet what the park would have, how large a cal,” he said.
director. “We probably could’ve sold 2,000 riorated and was removed, and use of the footprint it would have, or where it would
wristbands.” park dropped off. be located. Part of the challenge the city had with
the original skate park was that skaters’
Bush’s book tour has taken him across Brad Keen, Parks and Recreation De- Large pieces of park land in the city are needs and desires changed but the park
America and included television appear- partment director, said that the city’s hard to come by, according to Keen, and did not.
ances with Matt Lauer on NBC’s “Today” recent needs assessment found inter- there are just a handful of potential sites.
show, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and the est from residents in a BMX/Skate park, Those are namely in the Torino commu- The current challenge before the city
syndicated “Ellen Degeneres Show,” where though it wasn’t at the top of the list. nity just north of St. Lucie West and in and is identifying what skaters want now and
he danced his way onto the set to the 1970s around Tradition. design a park with the ability to grow and
hit song, “Mr. Big Stuff.” Keen cautioned that, while there is change going into the future.
support from City Council regarding the Any other sites are about 13 acres and
Bush previously authored “Decision park, it is neither a done deal nor would it located within neighborhoods. Along with the potential extreme sports
Points,” a memoir of his presidency, and park, the city wants to redevelop Winter-
“41: A Portrait of My Father,” a personal “I’m not sure that’s sufficient,” Keen
biography of our 41st president. His latest
book is a collection of oil paintings and DOGGY-DOOR BURGLAR ON THE RUN
stories honoring the sacrifices of America’s
military veterans, particularly those who BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer she noticed her in-home security and found items that belonged to the
served in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. woman, according to police.
[email protected] cameras had been pointed to the
Proceeds from the book’s sales will help While the Port St. Lucie Police Depart-
fund the George W. Bush Institute’s Mili- The doggy-door is meant for ceiling. Reviewing her security ment has identified Brown as a suspect
tary Service Initiative, which was created and know where he lives, authorities have
to help post-9/11 veterans and their fami- exactly that – dogs, not bur- footage, she saw a person – later not yet been able to find him to arrest him.
lies “make successful transitions to civilian To that end, the agency is asking the pub-
life” by assisting them in finding employ- glars. However, the Port St. Luc- identified as Brown – entering her lic for help. Anyone with information as
ment and overcoming their combat-relat- to Brown’s whereabouts is encouraged to
ed injuries. ie Police Department says that’s home through the doggy-door. call the Port St. Lucie Police Department
at 772-871-5001 or Treasure Coast Crime
For those who don’t know: Bush didn’t exactly how a burglar entered a The suspect, Brown, lives Stoppers at 1-800-273-TIPS. Brown faces
learn to paint until after he left the White charges that include burglary of a struc-
House. woman’s home and made off around the corner from the ture, grand theft, fraud, and dealing in sto-
“I want to help the veterans as much as with her property. BROWN woman and is personally known
I can,” Bush told one person in line. “I’m
proud to be here.” Authorities are searching for by her neighbor, according to po-
Curtis Moses Brown, 38, of 672 NW Mar- lice. The neighbor told investigators that
ion Ave., Port St. Lucie, after the woman’s he had hired Brown to do odd jobs around
neighbor identified Brown as the thief. his house in the past.
The woman had left her house on April Detectives checked area pawnshops
19 and when she returned later in the day, and discovered items Brown had pawned,
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lakes Park, which had been a temporary ly growing from a neighborhood park to a ments. It has been a victim of its own suc- But before all these projects can real-
school site. It still has some of the infra- “community level” park open from 8 a.m. cess – there is more demand for it than ly go forward, the Parks and Recreation
structure left behind by the School Dis- to 10 p.m. daily. there is capacity. Keen said the $2 million Department is undertaking a $100,000
trict, including parking, a playground project would allow for expansion of the parks master plan project that will better
and a covered pavilion. The five-year plan Jessica Clinton Park is on the books for junior basketball league. Construction, nail down the needs that all the city parks
shows a total of $1.66 million for that proj- $850,000 total in improvements. Plans which accounts for $1.75 million of the have so council and staff can better prior-
ect over fiscal years 2017-18 and 2018-19. call for lighting of the large multi-purpose overall budget, isn’t in the five-year plan itize. The master plan is expected to start
field, and improvements to the turf. – it’s in Year 6. this fall.
It would be a phased project, ultimate-
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ExAspsiastendsLiivoinng ‘Bud’ Adams honored
Su2m01m7er with leadership award
Rancher, conservationist and photogra- genetics, Adams set out to breed a type of
pher Alto “Bud” Adams Jr. was presented cattle that would thrive in Florida’s climate
with the prestigious Pete Hegener Leader- and, after thousands of matings, developed
ship Award by the Economic Development the Braford breed that is now raised from Ar-
Council of St. Lucie County (EDC) at its 5th gentina to California, Texas and throughout
annual leadership dinner on April 27. the south, as are a more recent Adams cross-
The award is presented annually to a ded-
icated business leader who has made sig- Adams has been involved in far more
nificant contributions to St. Lucie County’s than ranching, however. He purchased and
economy and quality of life. The annual din- preserved the P.P. Cobb building in down-
ner and celebration, held at Harbour Ridge town Fort Pierce, has been a key supporter
Yacht & Country Club and attended by more of Indian River State College Foundation,
than 200 guests, was sponsored by Florida the Backus Gallery, Heathcote Botanical
Power & Light. Gardens, Historical Society Museum and
the United Way of St. Lucie County. Adams
Last year’s Hegener Award recipient, at- was also instrumental in bringing anoth-
torney Michael Minton, presented the award er of this year’s Hegener Award nominees,
to Adams. “It is hard to imagine the Florida Mike Brown Sr., to St. Lucie County and had
cattle industry without thinking of Bud Ad- a hand in promoting previous winner Dr. Ed
ams and his pioneer spirit in developing the Massey of IRSC.
Braford cattle as one of the premier breeds
adapted for Florida’s climate and terrain,” One of the largest ranches in Florida, the
said Minton. “Mr. Adams means so much 14,000-acre Adams Ranch, along with Ad-
more to St. Lucie County! He is a leader in ams-owned acreage in Osceola County, is
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and an advocate on behalf of the Indian Riv- in the U.S. They produce 1,000 ABEEF cows
er Lagoon. He captures Florida’s nature and every six months. Between 5,000-10,000
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Adams was born in Fort Pierce in 1926 and
lived here most of his life, with the exception
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Navy during World War II. Returning in 1948,
he rebuilt Adams Ranch after the ravages of
the 1947 hurricanes. Using a textbook on
GREAT NEWS It’s (almost) Taste of the Islands time!
We Heard You. BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent Dawes said. “That’s the best of the best.”
Dawes said many of the same cooks and
Instead of extending our waitlist, Port St. Lucie will be the gateway to the
Brennity at Tradition is expanding our Caribbean on Saturday, May 13. Best thing chefs who fed about 700 at the first event
Assisted Living community. Construction of all, there’s no need to board a plane or will be back this year, including one guy
is nearly complete and a few brand new boat to get to the islands. who was a hit.
apartments are still available, but won’t last long.
The second annual PSL Taste of the Is- “Of course, we have the Spanish food
Come see what the Brennity lands will be at the city’s Civic Center, from vendor,” Dawes said. “I don’t know how
Difference will mean for you. noon to 10 p.m. to describe all the energy he has to make
food. He made like over 20 items. He had
Call today for your personalized tour. “It’s authentic Caribbean food, beer and so much stuff. His food is amazing. I don’t
wine,” founder Sophia Dawes said. “I’m go- know how he cooks so much.”
772-345-2700 ing to have a live band and a live DJ.”
There’ll be plenty more.
SENIOR LIVING And dominoes. Lots of dominoes action. “I have Haitian food vendors, Latin food
“A trophy will be given to the winning vendors,” Dawes said.
INDEPENDENT COTTAGES•ASSISTED LIVING•MEMORY CARE team,” Dawes said. Dawes founded Taste of the Islands to
10685 SW Stony Creek Way, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987 Bobby Sox Movements and DJ Sonny celebrate the Caribbean culture she grew
will pipe in the sounds when bands aren’t up with. “I really started it, because I was
BrennityTradition.com AL#11796 performing. They’ll be spinning reggae, born and raised in Jamaica,” she said. “I
soca, reggaeton and kompa. West Palm looked around and said there are a lot of
A SAGORA SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY Beach’s Sweet Justice will play live reggae. Caribbean folks here (in Port St. Lucie),
“Then I have local artists,” Dawes said. and there’s nothing for us.”
As in local painters and other media art- The Port St. Lucie Civic Center is at 9221
ists. SE Civic Center Place. Admission will be
But, PSL Taste of the Islands is about $5, but parking is free. Children ages 12
the food, and the food will be right, Dawes and younger will be admitted for free.
said. Take jerk. “It’s best done in a smoker,”
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AMEN TO THAT: HUNDREDS EXPECTED Add beauty and
FOR ‘GOD BELONGS IN MY CITY’ WALK natural light to your
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent Palmer was largely responsible for bring-
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County Commissioner Tod Mowery and walk coordinator The program will be different this year
from previous ones. For example, there’s no
Agnes Palmer pray together at a previous God Belongs in need, or even option, to register.
“We’re just having people do on-site regis-
My City event. PHOTO COURTESY OF AGNES PALMER tration this year,” Palmer said.
Walk registration will start at 8 a.m. At 9
6) night,” Palmer said. “That’s going to be a.m., “we’re going to have praise and wor- 463-6500
at Genesis Community Church, which is at ship (music) from the Civic Center stage by Regency Square
8643 S. U.S. 1.” Open Door House of Prayer.” 2426 SE Federal Hwy, Stuart
And others. “We will also have a perfor-
That’s in the Crowne Plaza. mance by Amazing Grace School of Dance,” Licensed & Insured
The 24-hour preparatory event features Palmer said. The music and dance will last
24 local church worship teams and individ- about half an hour.
ual musicians including Thomas Ware and “Then what’s going to happen is we’ll
Contagious Hope, and Johnny and Natalie have pastors from 10 different churches
Burkhalter. who’ll be praying for different needs of our
“Gold Belongs in the My City is a nation- city, including youth and families, the econ-
al movement of people putting aside their omy, law enforcement and first responders,
theological differences for one day to stand government and the military,” Palmer said.
together as a united body of Christ to pray Prayers will be done in English and Span-
for our cities,” Palmer said. ish. “After all that, we’ll go on a 1.6-mile
The event drew a large crowd last year. walk,” she said.
“The Civic Center’s estimate was about 800 Previously the walk stopped at prayer sta-
people,” said Palmer, who added they came tions. That’s gone, Palmer said. “We’re doing
from a wide swath of the Treasure Coast. all the prayer from the stage this year before
Nationally, God Belongs in My City start- the walk begins,” she said. “We really want-
ed in New York City in 2009. An atheist group ed to allow people the opportunity to pray
put up advertisements and church youth together.”
groups responded by rapidly organizing a She said walkers go at different paces, and
prayer walk wearing shirts that read, “God some felt obliged to hurry to join in prayers
belongs in my city.” About 1,500 attended others had already started at stations, and
the walk. others felt compelled to wait for slower
The idea stuck and spread. It’s now an an- walkers to catch up to start prayers.
nual event in many places. There’ll be water stations along the prayer
walk. Palmer said folks should wear com-
fortable shoes and clothes, and sunblock.
Palmer said attendees will have chanc-
es aplenty to run into church friends, and
make some new ones.
“We typically have 60 to 70 different
churches represented,” she said.
Updates for God Belongs in My City PSL
are available at the group’s Facebook page,
Parker can be reached at [email protected]
gmail.com. The Civic Center is at 9221 SE
Civic Center Place.
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IN LOVING MEMORY TREASURING LIFE
JAMES R. COLSON, 80 five grandchildren, Susan Paradiso, Edward “T‰easu‰e Coast Hospice
Port St. Lucie Fanuzzi, Christine Hasala, Lauren Fanuzzi lifted a weight
and Michael Fanuzzi; six great-grandchil- off ou‰ shoulders”.
James R. Colson, 80, of Port Saint Lucie dren; and her siblings, Margie Malafra and
passed away April 26. He was born Nov. 8, George Burke. With our support, families “Peggy cared for our mom at home
1936, in New York to the late Abraham and can be more confident during a long illness so Mom could be
Anna Colson. AUDREY D. LIPPI, 88 with the family she loved. But in the
Port St. Lucie caregivers and spend more final months when Mom’s condition
He served in the United States Coast quality time together. got worse, her doctor recommended
Guard for four years. James retired from Audrey D. Lippi, 88, of Port St. Lucie Treasure Coast Hospice. They provided
AT&T after 30 years of dedicated service; passed away April 24 at Treasure Coast Hos- To learn more, call us at expert care for Mom, supported our
he came to Port Saint Lucie from Freehold, pice. Audrey was born in Pond Eddy, N.Y., (866) 999-4550 or visit caregiving and guided the whole family.
N.J., in 1994. where he was a member of the to the late Thomas and Frances Cooper nee This was the relief we needed to enjoy
American Legion Post 318. Prophet. tchospice.org. time with Mom.”
He is survived by his dedicated and loving Audrey worked for many years as an ad- Serving all, regardless of – Ellen and Peggy
wife of 58 years Dolores Colson; daughter, ministrative assistant in the Medical Field in ability to pay. Margaret’s daughters
Kim Prinke (Edward) of Fort Pierce; sister, Newburgh, N.Y,. where she resided for many
Pearl Rose (Stan); and many loving nieces years. While in New York she was active in Licensed since 1982. ©2012 Treasure Coast Hospice.
and nephews. Sacred Heart Catholic Church along with
countless hours of her time volunteering at
HARRIET DeVITO, 91 Sacred Heart School.
Port St. Lucie
In Port St. Lucie, Audrey was a parishio-
Harriet DeVito, 91, of Port St Lucie passed ner of St. Lucie Catholic Church. She also
away on Wednesday April 19 at her resi- volunteered much of her time to Village
dence. Harriet was born in Staten Island, Green School. She was also proud of her in-
N.Y., to Edward and Frieda Burke. volvement in The Newcomers Club of Port
Harriet was a CNA in the medical industry
before retiring. She formerly belonged to the Audrey was a regular at Perkin’s Restau-
Loyal Order of Moose in Port St. Lucie. Har- rant in Port St. Lucie. She was an avid reader
riet loved to read and garden. until she lost much of her eyesight in later
years. Audrey had a contagious laugh that
Survivors include daughters Marilyn could light up any room that she was in.
Fanuzzi (Edward) of Staten Island, N.Y., and
Nancy Brandefine (Edward) of Port St Lucie;
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“Your the-art spa, and every night residents will be Business Research, the elderly population of avail themselves of all the great activities the
Full-Service treated to Watercrest’s own signature Cali- Port St. Lucie has increased by nearly 3 per- city at large has to offer. The Watercrest shut-
fornia wines in the facility’s five-star restau- cent every year since 2010, much faster than tle will be something St. Lucie West will see a
Salon” rant. Of the 128 residential units, 26 will be any other demographic in the city. lot of, Skinner jokes.
specifically catered to elders suffering from
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uncommon for the assisted living industry. tion of seniors every year who are coming to they’re glad that we’re going to be servic-
Bye Bye Birdie The staff will have to undergo a rigorous the area to retire. When we looked at the de- ing seniors. As the baby boom generation
Specials* training and certification program, says mographics of growth in seniors in the area, comes in, there aren’t going to be enough of
Skinner, where all of them will be educated it has exponentially grown every year from us to care for seniors as they age.”
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that would normally be found in more in- diverse job market. “We will not only be able in November, but Skinner says as soon as
• HiLite Lowlite Special dependent living communities. In just five to care for seniors and move them into the September, they hope they can begin giving
years, the company has already opened community, but we’ll also be able to hire hard-hat tours, so that the community can
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Bonzo has Lhasa fun with bow-tied Jaywok
derstand you’re Canadian.” of it. I sent group woofmails
about it, had it on EBay, even
Hi Dog Buddies! “Dat’s right. I’m a Canuck tried to give it away. Don tell
Snowbirddog. You can call Mommy an Daddy, tho. THEY
me Jay. I will tell you some tink we still need it for when
tings about me. We’re from dey aren’t home. You wouldn’t
be intersted, by any chance?”
This week I yapped with Jaywok Men- a small town in On-tarry-o
“No, sorry. I’ll keep my ears
delssohn, a Lhasa Apso-Poodle mix or, as called Orillia. We drive down open, though,” I told him. “I
bet you have a pooch pals.”
the Official-Mixed-Breed-Name-Thinker- here to Port. St. Lucie in da
“I have lotsa friends here:
Uppers say, Lhasa-Poo, OR, as Jaywok him- winter. Me an Mommy an Dere’s Watson, my Bon Ami.
He’s a 3-pound Yorkie who
SELF says, “A Lhasa with a perm.” Daddy have fun in da car, an tinks he’s 6’3”. An Selby, Bai-
ley, Jake an Chico. We meet
Anyway, Jaywok woofmailed me in RE- we stay in nice hotels dat like on our walks and yap about
all kinda stuff. We also keep
Frence to a recent column I wrote about dogs and give me cookies. Me in touch using woofmail, of
Buddha Rico. You might recall, Buddha’s a an Mommy an Daddy have
“My job is to protect Mom-
rescue mix, so he doesn’t know about his been togever my whole life my and Daddy, an super-
vise, help Daddy make good
official Pooch Past. But the minute Jaywok almost. I’m 13 now. Before duhsicions (he’s a financial
analyist), dat kinda ting. I
saw Buddha’s pikshur, he thought he was me, dey had I-wok an Jappy was a Big Help to Mommy
when Daddy was Very Sick. I’d always know
lookin’ atta pikshur of himSELF. He wrote, an Ginger (who came with whether Mommy an Daddy were happy or
gloomy or tired, an I knew what to do.
“When I see it, I say to myself, ‘HEY, I tink the house dey bought). Iwok “Oh, an one more ting, Mr. Bonzo. Mom-
my usta be a high school principal and, to
dat looks jus like ME.’ I thought you would went to Dog Heaven when chillax, she did ceramics. She still does and,
look, she made this for us pooches, me and
like to know dat. I tink you will see the he was 20. Dat’s real old for a Iwok and Ginger and Jappy. It’s very spe-
rezemblence.” When I saw his pikshur, I to- dog, ya know. Jappy was ber- It was a big, pretty plate with colorful pik-
shures an all four pooch names. It was paw-
tally agreed. ry sad an gloomy so Mommy Jaywok. some, I told Jay.
Then I asked about his diet, cuz he’s
Jaywok was super frenly, came right up and Daddy went to the Mall PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN in real good shape, specially for an older
for the Wag-and-Sniff. He was wearin’ a where there was a pet store. “I am very punctual,” he said. “We dine
at 6 pm. Not 5:59. Not 6:01. An, if I haff to,
dashing green bow tie with white polkadots. Right in de front window was I do eat dog food, as a last resort. I even got
my own invitation to Mommy’s an Daddy’s
“Please come right in, Mr. Bonzo. Dese are a puppy (guess who). Mommy started cryin’ ask. “Dat’s what he said, Gander’s Honor! So friends’ dinner party.”
As we were leaving, Jay called after me,
my Mommy and Daddy, Marilyn and How- cuz of tinkin’ of Iwok. So Daddy went in an Mommy an Daddy brought me home an “Keep writing dose colums. Dey are great.”
That made me feel happy.
ard. We read your artikles in the paper every asked the pet store human, ‘How much is showered me with love. An snacks. Jappy Heading home, I was thinkin’ how spiffy
Jaywok looked in his green and white polka
time. We like dem.” that doggy in the window?’” an Ginger were so nice to me, even though dot tie. Maybe, when I explore the possibil-
ity of getting some beignets in the house (I
“Thank you, Jaywok. It’s a pleasure. I un- “Are you woofin’ me, right now?” I hadda I was probly a pain-in-da-tail back then. love bread!), I’ll also check out bow ties. I
think I’d look pretty stylish in red and white
Dey were way older den me. I still miss ’em. polka dots.
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“That is Totally Cool Dog Biscuits,” I told with interesting stories. To set
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OPEN 7 DAYS “It does. Me an Mommy an Daddy are
always havin’ adVENchures. I love cars. An
MON - FRI 9AM - 5:30PM hotels. I jump from bed to bed to check em
SAT & SUN 10AM - 3PM out. We’ve been to North CaroIina, Buffa-
lo, Niagara Falls, an dis huge buncha wa-
ter called Georgian Bay, up in On-tarry-o.
I specially like Biloxi. We always stay at
LaQuintas cuz dey are super pet-frenly. AN
dey have dese delicious ben-yays. An, guess
what? I went to Harvard.”
“’Scuse me,” I said. “You’re Ivy League?”
“Well. Ackhully, I visited one day with
Mommy and Daddy. Didn’t see any ivy,
“Whatever our adVENchure is, it’s the
best fun, cuz Mommy, Daddy an me are to-
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kly purple cow. “Woof, that sure is a purple
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Music therapist Moreen Burkhart with Barbara Ferrara. PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE CANCER TRIAL vo with the current standard of care for
non-small cell cancers.
MUSIC THERAPY provides a pitch-perfect summation CONTINUED FROM PAGE A17
by saying “the effectiveness of music Admittedly, there’s a lot of the alpha-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A17 therapy for oncology patients has been mostly about genes. bet and an overabundance of capital
documented in numerous descriptive As NCI puts it, “Recent advances in letters to digest in the paragraph above,
get more time to build a relationship and studies. A number of publications have but Scully-Welsh clinical research nurse
a rapport.” But even her once-a-month described the specific benefits of music deciphering the cancer genome have en- coordinator Monica Richardson offers a
visits to Scully-Welsh are rewarding be- therapy interventions. Music therapy abled the development of targeted ther- simpler approach.
cause “when [cancer patients] allow me in cancer care focuses on both physio- apies that have fundamentally changed
to work with them, they realize quickly logical and psychological needs arising our approach to cancer treatments.” First, she says, talk to your doctor and
how much more [music therapy] is then from the disease as well as from side-ef- discuss the ALCHEMIST screening trial.
just, ‘Oh, sing a song for me and enter- fects of cancer treatment.” NCI goes on to endorse what it calls Information is available at the center. If
tain me.’ this style of “precision medicine.” your physician thinks you might be a fit,
For more information contact the Scul- discuss having your tumor sample test-
“Music brings out emotions in us and ly-Welsh Cancer Center at 772-563-4673 Perhaps paradoxically, however, de- ed and providing a blood sample.
allows us to express ourselves more eas- or the Visiting Nurse Association at 772- veloping “precision” medicine often re-
ily.” 778-0159. quires casting a very wide net. Patterson calls Opdivo “an exciting,
exciting drug that’s finding applica-
The U.S. National Library of Medicine Memorial Sloan Kettering estimates tion in lots and lots if cancers. It’s had
that over 8,000 potential participants for a substantial benefit to the survival for
the ALCHEMIST trials will be screened patients with lung cancer in the meta-
and that “each arm of the trial will [like- static setting. And now we’ll be able to
ly] enroll approximately 400 patients.” see if the patients who don’t have these
mutations – EGFR or ALK – if the Opdivo
The Manhattan-based cancer cen- or nivolumab drug will minimize their
ter flatly states, “We believe that these recurrence rate as well.”
studies have the potential to change the
standard-of-care treatment for resected The U.S. National Library of Medicine
lung cancer.” says “genotype-directed targeted thera-
pies have revolutionized the treatment
The trial is a three-pronged look into of metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer
certain cancer-causing gene mutations but they have not yet been comprehen-
as well as new medications. sively studied in the adjuvant setting.”
Specifically, it involves the “epidermal The ALCHEMIST trials seeks to play a
growth factor receptor” (or EGFR) and major role in providing that comprehen-
the “anaplastic lymphoma kinase” (or sive study data.
For more information contact the Scul-
For patients who do not have the EGFR ly-Welsh Cancer Center at 772-563-4673.
or ALK gene changes, the ALCHEMIST
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Stunning lake-view home
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8829 One-Putt Place in PGA Village - Kingsmill: 3-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom, 2,660-square-foot home
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Stunning lake-view home
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BY CHRISTINA TASCON | CORRESPONDENT as a game room or den and is conveniently
across from the kitchen, which opens onto
Homeowners at 8829 One-Putt Place both the living and dining rooms.
have really enjoyed living in Kingsmill
at the PGA Village for the last 13 years, as Adding to the richness of the architec-
much for the warm friendships they have ture are tall archways and a decorative
made as for the home’s perfect location, built-in ledge as well as wide crown mold-
close to the clubhouse. ings, forming a decorative wall design in
the dining room and framing baseboards,
When they say that PGA Village offers an ceilings, windows and doorways.
active lifestyle, they weren’t exaggerating.
Homeowners can swim in the heated com- The kitchen is perfect for the homeown-
munity pool, exercise in the center, play ers who love to cook on the gas stove and
cards and billiards, or take advantage of the can use the spacious countertops as a buf-
numerous benefits of living in a dynamic fet when entertaining. Tons of storage in
golf-club community. warm, wood cabinets and alcoves to store
away blenders, toasters and countertop
Take advantage of these appliances keeps countertops clear. When
Specials Offers not using the formal dining room, every-
one can sit down off the kitchen in a casual
Whether enjoying the multitude of activi- dining area or at the breakfast bar as they
ties or relaxing by the lake in their expansive enjoy the lake view. Since both are open to
three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath home, the spacious living room, movie nights are
this stunning property is perfect for the on- never interrupted to make snacks.
the-go family. New homeowners will be
pleased with this immaculate, move-in-ready If the owners want to get away, the mas-
home which has just been recently listed. ter suite is a perfect haven for privacy.
Gleaming wood floors, muted lighting and
Stepping through the double-door en- a bathroom with a deep Roman tub and
try, one is immediately greeted with a walk-in shower give the couple the per-
bright, open interior with sun streaming in fect place to refresh after a long day of golf.
through expansive arched windows bring- There are also two individual walk in clos-
ing light into every nook and cranny. A neu- ets for her shoes and his ties.
tral palette of colors on walls and flooring
adds to its calming ambience and enhanc- The two other bedrooms are a good size
es that feeling of restfulness caused by the and have plush carpeting (also in the of-
whispering palms outside. fice) and share the second full bath. One of
the bedrooms has a slider out to the patio
Arched cut-throughs off the spacious en- which makes it perfect for guests who want
tryway lead your eyes through the formal to enjoy a morning coffee to start their day.
dining room to the bright living room be-
yond to a wall of picture windows showcas- “I love everything about the house,” says
ing the lake. There is an office immediately to one homeowner.
the left of the entry which could also be used
“The neighbors are so warm and friend-
ly, they will just stop and chat with you,
plus everyone looks out for each other. It’s
just a nice place to live.”
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AT KRAVIS CENTER, ‘Green Meadows’
PERCUSSIVE DANCE BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer
WITH SPIRITUAL BEAT WINE & [email protected]
BY SAMANTHA BAITA | Staff Writer THE SEQUEL There’s something rotten in sub-
[email protected] urbia. Thomas Devereaux, a success-
Page B5 ful architect, and his young wife Joan
1 Contemporary choreogra- move into their dream house in the bu-
pher Reggie Wilson brings PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE colic suburb of Green Meadows. They
his post-modern Fist and Heel meet their neighbors, Carolyn and Jeff
Performance Group to the Kravis Symons, and they all become friends,
Center’s intimate Rinker Play- good friends. It’s a recipe for murder,
house this Friday and Saturday and the Douglas Post thriller “Murder
in West Palm Beach. Wilson, a in Green Meadows” dishes up threats,
Brooklyn native, earned a BFA plots and death.
from NYU’s prestigious Tisch
School of the Arts. He has taught David Moberg, head of the depart-
as guest faculty at universities in- ment of performing and visual arts at
cluding Yale and Princeton, and Indian River State College, and some of
his performances and projects his former students will present “Mur-
have taken him to Africa, Europe der in Green Meadows” May 11-13 at the
and the Caribbean. Formed in Wynne Black Box Theatre on the IRSC
1989, Wilson’s company draws Main Campus. Moberg will not only
from African spiritual traditions direct, he will play Thomas Devereaux.
as well as American blues and
gospel to create his thought-pro- “Once every three years, I get to be
voking works. The result is dance on stage,” Moberg said. “I’m a success-
that incorporates body percus- ful architect with a young new wife.
sion, breathing sounds and song We meet some wonderful neighbors
into contemporary and ritual- across the street and unpleasant things
ized movement. Wilson explains happen. These are former students or
the origins of his company’s students just finishing up their BAs.
name: “Drums denied and con- We always talked about doing a show
fiscated, enslaved Africans rein- together. This show is not huggy-kissy.
vented their spiritual tradition It’s all very civilized.”
in the Americas as a soulful art
form white authorities dismissed Except, of course, for murder.
Moberg said the rehearsals have al-
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Musical ‘Worth’ it for teens
BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer up and back each day and set up everything and COOL
[email protected] struck it each day. We didn’t bring a lot of sets, CATS IN
just stuff to make the atmosphere. The big thing ‘SEUSS’
Local teens and their drama teacher recently was the microphones. We rented them and they SHOW!
performed at the Fort Lauderdale Fringe Festi- had to set them up and take them down each
val on the campus of Broward College. The Cen- day. We did two performances and it was a cool Eliza Levy, above, jams as Dr.
tennial Black Box Players from St. Lucie West learning experience.” Seuss’ beloved Cat in the Hat
Centennial High School performed “For What in StarStruck Performing Arts
It’s Worth,” an original musical with music and LaCroix said that she thought the kids really Center’s production of “Se-
lyrics by their teacher, drama specialist Saman- enjoyed being part of something bigger than ussical the Musical.” At right,
tha LaCroix. The play also has a book co-written their own school. Performing outside was chal- Madison Bailey stomps and
with Ryan Freeman. lenging and they had to contend with external struts as the single-feathered
factors, but it was also a great experience. Gertrude.
The musical had its premiere last October at
St. Lucie West Centennial. Since then, songs and “It was rewarding and so cool,” she said. PHOTOS: MITCH KLOORFAIN
dialogue have been tweaked, clothing design- “When do you get to be outside and act? We
er Raynelle Benjamin Chapman has joined the always do it inside. We developed a lot more
creative team to lend her expertise to costumes, teamwork and it brought us a lot closer. People
and LaCroix has joined the cast. really enjoyed the show. We want to travel the
show more with the kids. It opens their hori-
The story centers on Katrina, a young and zons, ideas and doors. They’re already thinking
naïve dancer who is torn by her feelings for three of writing their own. They’re seeing that any-
very different men, each with his own agenda. thing is possible if you try. Two girls wrote a play
She attempts to find herself and encounters jeal- and want to produce it next year. I want to spark
ousy, violence and romance before discovering their creativity.”
her self-worth and changing herself and those
around her. LaCroix had special challenges, directing and
performing in a show which she also wrote. “It
A tired LaCroix called the day after the festival was stressful but really, really rewarding,” she
to talk about their excellent adventure. said. “You get creative control. It’s amazing to
be in it with the students. It’s the first time I’ve
“There were three different performance done such a big role with my students. It was
spaces,” she said. “We were a huge group, 25, so rewarding creatively, exciting and stressful as a
we were outside in the Broward College Plaza. teacher.”
There were two other locations, with plays go-
ing on constantly to midnight or 1 a.m. We drove
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BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer surely be coming up roses.” as merely ‘fist and heel worshiping.’”
A quirky comedy, “Buyer and Cel-
Vero Beach’s Riverside Theatre has
announced its 2017-2018 season and lar,” comes to the Waxlax Stage March 2 “The Sound of Music,” beloved true
it includes a tribute to a musical icon, 20-April 8. A struggling actor has a new story of the musical von Trapp fam-
a play about a sports legend, the be-
loved musical “Gypsy” and the me- job in Barbra Streisand’s Malibu base- ily, is the next Kravis On Broadway show,
ga-hit “Mamma Mia!”
ment, which includes a shopping mall. opening Tuesday in the Dreyfoos Concert
The season opens Oct. 24 on the
Stark Stage with “Hank Williams: Lost When Lady Barbra comes downstairs Hall. Taken from Maria von Trapp’s own
Highway.” David Lutken, who has ap-
peared on the Riverside stage many one day, the two bond with laughter. journals, “The Sound of Music” tells the
times, wanted to bring this biograph-
ical tribute to the singer/songwriter to The season ends on the Stark Stage story of Maria, a young Austrian woman
Vero Beach. He will direct and perform
in the production that has all of the hits with “Mamma Mia!” April 10-29. studying to become a nun in Salzburg at
by one of the giants of the country genre.
The show runs through Nov. 12. Through stage and film, most are fa- the beginning of WWII. She is sent to the
“Million Dollar Quartet,” which runs miliar with the story of a mother, a villa of a retired naval captain, Baron von
from Jan. 2-21, is a Tony Award-winning
musical about a specific date: Dec. 4, daughter and three possible dads. Trapp, to be governess to his seven chil-
1956. Sun Records in Nashville was the
place where Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lew- and is based on an unfinished book by As the daughter prepares to marry on a dren. Following the death of his first wife,
is, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins all end- Charles Dickens. It was the first musical
ed up for one night. The musical is based to let the audience determine the ending Greek island, her quest to discover who the Captain has been raising his children
around the real event and tells how these as it becomes a funny, interactive murder
artists ended up together for one of the mystery. her father is brings three candidates to alone using strict military discipline. Al-
greatest impromptu jam sessions ever.
Vince Lombardi is such a legend that the island they visited 20 years ago. The though the children misbehave at first,
The scene switches to the Waxlax Stage even non-football fans know who he is.
from Jan. 16-Feb. 4 for “The Mystery of Now a new play, “Lombardi,” explores music is ABBA, the mood is fun and if you Maria responds with kindness and pa-
Edwin Drood.” The Broadway show won the man and the legend and demon-
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3 As Woody Allen once said, “If you Encore! Wine & Film Fest set for sequel
want to make God laugh, show
him your plans.” The Vero Beach Theatre BY STEPHANIE LaBAFF | Staff Writer gional filmmakers over free dessert
Guild’s final show of the season, Sean
Grennan’s “Making God Laugh,” grabs The Vero Beach Wine and Film and champagne. The event is free
that thought and runs with it. The show
starts in 1980 when Ruthie and Bill’s Festival was barely in the can last and open to the public.
grown children – a priest, an aspiring
actress and a former football star – all summer when planning for the fes- After proving itself last year, the
return home and we learn of their plans
and dreams. The Chicago Stage Review tival’s sequel was already underway. festival this year has attracted a num-
calls “Making God Laugh” “a delightful, at
times poignant, dramedy.” Grennan de- The inaugural event was so well ber of Hollywood insiders, which in
scribes his play as a “dramedy that takes
place in four scenes at a family home, received, this year’s festival promis- turn benefits filmmakers who can
each 10 years apart.” First is a Thanks-
giving dinner in 1980, and the play con- es to be bigger and better. What that have their work seen by the likes of
tinues with one scene per decade until
spring of 2010. Grennan’s program note means for film buffs is more film, producer Molly Smith, director Ari
says, “All playwrights have to write their
family play.” This is his. “Making God more wine and more fun. The fes- Sandel and film critic Jeffrey Lyons.
Laugh” is directed by Jon Putzke, and
opens Tuesday. tive four-day event takes place June “It’s an incredible opportunity for
4 Are you ready for a good mur- 8-11 in a variety of venues around them to get their work in front of all
der mystery? Here’s one. Douglas
Post’s suspense thriller “Murder in Green Vero Beach and will feature about 75 those people gathered in one place,”
Meadows” runs May 11-13 in the Wynne
Black Box Theatre on the Indian River quality films vetted by a crew of lo- Vero Beach Wine and Film Festival founder Jerusha Stewart. PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE said Stewart.
State College Fort Pierce campus. (See
story on Page B1.) cal industry professionals and film It was a big coup to have “Judge-
Because the play contains adult con-
tent, young audiences are not recom- lovers. ria from sound to the story and writing to ment in Paris” author George Taber
mended. “Murder in Green Meadows” is
performed May 11-12 at 7 p.m., and May “It was such a success last year that we editing. as the festival chair last year and this year
13 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
knew we would have to up our game to top Among the films this year: “Unleashed,” director Jeff Woolnough has stepped in,
ourselves,” says festival founder Jerusha “Rebound” and “Dog Years,” starring Burt bringing to the table his wife, actress Clau-
Stewart. “We’re going to need a bigger fes- Reynolds, are a few that stand out, says dette Roche, who has proved a valuable
tival to repeat our Cinderella luck.” Horn. One film in particular drew Horn’s resource for the festival in terms of helping
Susan Keller Horn, festival co-founder attention: “D-Love”: Horn’s brother pro- spot quality films.
and director of submissions, says the film duced the music and had a small part. Woolnough is watching all the student
committee has been watching films since “When I showed the film, I didn’t tell any- films. A free screening and award ceremo-
September. The group gathered as often body that he was in it because I wanted un- ny for the students, all with ties to Flori-
as twice a week and watched more than biased feedback.” da, will be held at the Vero Beach Theatre
250 films. “It is an arduous but fun process Several weeks before the film festival be- Guild during the festival.
because we watch every film from start to gins, festival chair Jeff Woolnough will host “The appetite and enthusiasm for the
finish,” says Horn. Desserts with Directors on May 21 from event is so much higher this year, and more
It’s not all about popcorn and Junior 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Springhill Suites. than 2,000 people are expected to attend
Mints. Viewers fill out a checklist of crite- Guests will have the chance to meet re- CONTINUED ON PAGE B8
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most been an acting workshop, with other Austin Peer is one of the neighbors in the psychological
students as the outside eyes, stepping more thriller “Murder at Green Meadows.” PHOTO: COURTESY IRSC
and more into the directorial role.
This offering is a less a psychological thrill-
“We’re all directing each other,” Moberg er and more a how-does-he-do-it mystery.
said. “It’s really neat, and because they’re
really experienced, everyone has some- For Moberg, summer at the Wynne Black
thing to say. I have a lot of respect for them Box Theatre is becoming a tradition, with
as people and performers.” audiences growing and people delighted to
be entertained during the slower summer
In addition to Moberg, the cast includes months. It’s a good way to spend an eve-
Kelly Fischer as Joan, Austin Peer as Jeff ning or a hot afternoon.
and Lindsey Grace as Carolyn.
“Murder in Green Meadows,” by Doug-
Moberg returned to the theme of the las Post takes place May 11-13 at the Wyn-
psychological thriller. ne Black Box Theatre on the IRSC Main
Campus, 3209 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce.
“It’s as much about getting inside the Call 772-462-4750 for general admission
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“It’s a transformation from how wonderful
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The relationships are dimensional. The
guy that wrote it did it as a television movie
and adapted it for the stage. The dialogue
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Moberg said that the more mundane the
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trast with what’s happening within.
“Murder in Green Meadows” is the first
of two mysteries being staged this summer.
Up next is Mike Johnson’s “The Perfect
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WINE AND FILM FESTIVAL al screening times and more venues have ducer and director. The afternoon includes Martin’s directorial debut.
been added, and the group is currently ne- a trip to the 7 Virtues Beauty Perfume Bar, With requests for more food a top com-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B5 gotiating the use of another, very large ven- lunch, movie and book signing at the Riv-
ue that has yet to be disclosed. The sched- erside Theatre. ment last year, Culinary Chair Kitty Wag-
our four-day, full-bodied event. We’ve al- ule will run from approximately 9:30 a.m. ner intends to offer eating options all over
ready surpassed last year’s ticket sales,” to 11 p.m. most days. With the guidance of Neil Mandt, a pio- the festival landscape this year, including
says Stewart. neer in virtual reality filmmaking, the fes- food for purchase at the museum and Riv-
As for the wine component, the festival tival is presenting a virtual reality lounge at erside Theatre.
The Sonoma International Film Festival team has added the WOW Tasting Lounge. Riverside Theatre. Two films will be shown
has taken the Vero event under its wing as The World of Wine Tasting Experience and at the virtual lounge. And wines will be featured more prom-
a sister festival, which allows access to the Pop Up Shop allows festival-goers to taste inently too, says Stewart. The event’s wine
Best of Sonoma, that festival’s award win- a broader variety of wine, meet the wine- Back again this year is the Vero Visions chairman is Rob Wayne, who with his wife
ners. makers and purchase wine at festival dis- category with a whole new slate of films Michele owns the boutique wine store Va-
counts. that are for, by or about the Treasure Coast. rietals and More and has a significant fol-
The lineup boasts award-winning films One returning filmmaker brings a movie lowing in Vero’s wine culture.
including several U.S. and Florida pre- Premier Pass holders can attend the filmed in Vero Beach with an all-local cast.
mieres. From the Best of Sonoma films Super-Secret VSP (Very Special Persons) “The quality of wines that we’re going
program comes the Best American Inde- Welcome Party for the filmmakers, wine- Last year the Vero Beach Museum of Art to be pouring and the breadth of the com-
pendent Feature: “June Falling Down”; makers and invited guests at a private, wa- presented the work of Dave, an enslaved Af- panies that are going to be represented is
Best Animated Short: “The Orchestra”; Best terside location with drinks and a tasting rican American potter from Edgefield, S.C. amazing,” promises Stewart.
Dramatic Short: “A Tie Riceballs”; the A3 menu. Adding a multimedia film screening expe-
Audience Award Winners; Best Documen- rience to the festival, this double feature Just as it did last year, the festival bene-
tary: “Perfume War” and “James Beard: One of the new events is dubbed Fierce will include the film “Discovering Days,” a fits Suncoast Mental Health Center.
America’s First Foodie”; and Best Animated Females and Films, a women’s networking documentary about the potter and poet, a
Short: “The Orchestra.” lunch and film screening offering women selection of pieces from Dave’s work and a Stewart warns movie buffs to get pass-
a chance to view the award-winning docu- screening of the film “The Letter Carrier,” es now. “They won’t last long. Some of the
To accommodate the crowds, addition- mentary “The Perfume War” with the pro- which is American actor and singer Jesse L. events have limited seating, and we’ve
already surpassed ticket sales from last
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38 Ending for methyl 83 Gymnosophist’s 16 Available, as a brevis
or lack book 81 Gave everyone a
phenyl 84 Mountaintop 17 Ancient city hand
39 Japan tourist home mentioned in 82 Approach
sight 85 Place for Pollux Raiders of the (with “up to”)
40 Entertain the to sleep? Lost Ark 84 Picnic punches
campfire 87 ___ seed 18 Hasn’t ___ to 86 Barristers’ wear
crowd (deteriorated) one’s name 89 Actor Stephen
44 Sales come-ons 88 Invested with the 19 Male animals 90 Ranking police
46 Irritating things functions of, as a 27 Angle of Repose officer: abbr.
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Bobby 91 Conceptualize 30 “___ is quite WORDS BY DESIGN By Merl Reagle
48 Deputies 92 Georgia of The useless” (Oscar
49 Needed a map Mary Tyler Moore Wilde) Gifts Mom will use
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50 Arizona city 93 Have a tones
51 Author of The headache no 34 Unhealthy
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54 Rolling balls on 94 Reflects 36 Glorified
chair-leg bottoms 95 “___ such stuff 37 Director of many
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56 Hit the brakes 96 Like relief, in 39 Hovers
57 Eaters with bad commercials 40 Samplers
manners 97 Children’s author 41 “Someone To
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45 Steed speed
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49 First name of
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51 Witch doctor
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THE NATURAL PLAY FAILS — NATURALLY QJ63
Mark Twain claimed, “A human being has a natural desire to have more of a good thing AQ3
than he needs.”
That occurs at the bridge table when a player, usually the declarer, decides, for example, 987 EAST
that he needs a suit to split favorably or a finesse to work, when in fact he can make his 63
contract despite a bad break or a losing finesse. J986 A K 10 5 4 2
What should South do in six hearts after West leads the spade nine? —
When North raised hearts, South decided that slam could be anything from hopeless to K 10 2
laydown, and seeing no way to find out for sure, he went for the jackpot.
South starts with 11 top tricks: seven hearts, one diamond, two clubs and a club ruff on
the board. So, naturally, he thought that he needed the diamond finesse. However, East’s SOUTH
bid had reduced the chance that that finesse would succeed. All of a sudden, he saw the
winning line, which just assumed that West had led top of nothing. —
Instead of making the natural play of covering the spade nine with dummy’s jack, South A K Q J 10 9 8
played a low spade and ruffed in his hand. He drew trumps and eliminated the clubs (king,
ace, ruff). Then he led the spade queen from the board, and when East covered with his 754
ace, declarer discarded a diamond. What could East have done now?
A 10 5
If he led a club (conceding a ruff-and-sluff) or a diamond (into the ace-queen), South
would have claimed. When he tried exiting with a low spade, declarer pitched another Dealer: North; Vulnerable: East-West
diamond from his hand and won with dummy’s jack. Slam bid and made, naturally.
SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
1 Diamonds 1 Spades
2 Hearts Pass 3 Hearts Pass LEAD:
6 Hearts Pass Pass Pass 9 Spades
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