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11/14/2019 ISSUE 46


Room for ‘The Vue.’ P4 Care force pilots. P26 Seriously sumptuous!

Council approves condo/hotel Nurse practitioners, physician
project despite some concerns. assistants playing greater roles.

Dining review: Scott’s on Fifth. P. 29


South Florida Letters central
brokerage buys to killer’s bid
local Sotheby’s for a new trial

STORY BY STEVEN M. THOMAS STAFF WRITER Desmond Yarbrough fishes in lagoon with dad Joe. Inset, Mike Hardin and daughter Caylie, who shows off her catch. PHOTOS: PAMELA STIMPSON STORY BY JENNIFER TORRES CORRESPONDENT
[email protected]
International Realty, a lead- A tale of two letters is at the
ing island brokerage found- STORY BY KELLIE LANDI CORRESPONDENT about pollution, and ways the community center of a new court filing
ed in 2010 that did nearly can assist in the preservation of the Indian in the case of convicted mur-
half-a-billion dollars in With recent development concerns in River Lagoon – the most biologically diverse derer Sheila Graham-Trott.
business in 2018, has been Satellite Beach, Lagoon Day arrived right estuary in North America. It is home to ap-
acquired by ONE Sotheby’s on schedule to remind residents about the proximately 50 endangered species and Bre- One letter, which has never
International Realty, a south impact development has had on the Indian vard County plays a role in part of the 156- been produced, purportedly
Florida brokerage founded River Lagoon. contains her murder confes-
by Mayi de la Vega in 2008 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 sion. The other letter, which
that handled $2.5 billion in Lagoon Day’s goal was to raise awareness was produced and filed in
residential real estate trans- court during her case, con-
actions last year, according tains her account of witness-
to the company’s chief oper- ing the homicide – but not
ating officer Michael Koval. committing it.

Both parties describe the It’s been nearly a decade
acquisition in glowing terms since Indialantic fell under a
as a win-win for all involved. microscope of national scru-
For ONE Sotheby’s, the deal, tiny when the small town
which closed Friday, Nov. 1, and areas south became the
extends the rapidly expand- backdrop of a brutal murder.
ing company’s reach into The sensational case – in-
prime real estate markets in volving a love triangle, two
Brevard County and Indian previous mayors, and claims
River County. of psychic visions – made
headlines across the country

Melbourne High’s [email protected] [email protected]
Community Problem
Solvers class made In Indialantic, four candidates quali- The race for Indian Harbour Beach City
goodie bags for veter- fied to run for two, two-year term town Council Seat 5 saw a strong victory for incum-
ans on the faculty and council seats after Councilmen Randy Greer bent Deputy Mayor Scott Nickle over challeng-
wrote letters to active and Dick Dunn announced they would not er and NASA design engineer Hampton Black.
service members. seek reelection.
Nickle garnered 737 votes or 81.62 percent
Story, Page 3.  Doug Wright, who sought Dunn’s seat – of total votes cast, compared to Black’s 166
and received his endorsement – came out votes or 18.38 percent.


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SHEILA GRAHAM-TROTT Last week, Attorney Kepler Funk of Funk, the most important aspect of ducing any such letter.”
the Melbourne firm Funk, Szachacz,
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 & Diamond, filed a merit brief out- his brief lies in the fact that the judge Funk said he is confident that their
lining what he believes are the errors
and was even featured on the CBS made when Graham-Trott’s previous- who conducted the ineffective assis- legal brief is a correct recitation on
television show “48 Hours: A Vision of ly filed motion for post-conviction
Murder.” relief was denied in April. tance of counsel hearing misunder- the law and facts.

For the last five years, Graham- In that motion, Graham-Trott stood that there was one actual letter “We did not believe that any of
Trott has been serving out a life sen- claimed ineffective assistance of
tence at Lowell Correctional Institu- counsel from her initial attorney of and one purported letter. Sheila’s assistant public defenders
tion in Ocala, after being convicted in record, Todd Deratany, who is no
2014 of the murder of Kelly Brennan, longer a practicing attorney, and was “Unlike the letter that the State were ineffective in the manner with
who was found bludgeoned to death mayor of Indialantic from 1996-1998,
in 2010. Brennan had been dating because he told the prosecution found and produced in Court, Mr. which the hearing was conducted,”
Graham-Trott’s estranged husband, she had written a letter confessing
Daniel Trott, who was mayor of Indi- to Brennan’s murder. According to Deratany could not pro- Funk said. “We do believe
alantic from 2002 to 2006.
duce this other ‘confes- that an opportunity for re-

sion letter,’” Funk said. lief was missed by her post-

“The actual letter was of conviction counsel. That is

no consequence to Sheila. the nature of being appel-

She admitted being its au- late counsel; we are stuck

thor. The other so-called with what was presented.”

‘confession’ letter and Today, Funk describes

Mr. Deratany’s testimony Graham-Trott as a “bright,

about it was the problem.” Sheila Graham-Trott. resilient and determined

In the court’s order de- woman.”

nying the ineffective assistance of “She’s continuing to fight and we

counsel claim, Funk said, the court are proud to fight alongside her. Be-

conflated the two letters. ing in prison is tough for anyone but

“The court believed that the prior it is especially tough when you are

judge had ruled that any ‘confession’ there as a result of an unfair process,”

letter and/or testimony about it, was Funk said.

not privileged information. The er- “We honestly believe that she was

ror occurred because the prior judge placed in an untenable position that

made no such ruling,” Funk said. “Of no one facing any criminal charge

course any statements made to her should face, let alone a first-degree

lawyer were privileged and, by the murder accusation.”

way, the analysis is the same whether In the brief, Funk asks that the pre-

she actually wrote a ‘confession’ let- vious order denying Graham-Trott’s

ter or not since Mr. Deratany could motion for post-conviction relief be

have testified about it without pro- reversed, and a new trial ordered. 

LAGOON DAY be aware of the fertilizer ban, don’t
clog storm drains, and maintain up-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 keep on vehicles,” Wilister said.

mile estuary. Lagoon Day featured “The best currency we have is at-
vendors, hands-on environmental tention,” said Nicolas Sanzone, en-
activities, rain barrel assembly, food vironmental programs coordinator,
trucks and information on how to help because “with attention, things stick
keep the lagoon clean. A major con- around.”
tributor to pollution in the lagoon is
runoff from fertilizers. Sanzone also wanted to remind the
public of how important it is to pro-
Most of the natural habitat in our tect the lagoon and hoped to remind
area has been cleared for development the community of why there are even
and, as a result, it is easier for runoff to parks. He urged the community to get
enter the lagoon, said Nicole Broquet, out and pay attention to the parks to
Environmental Education Coordina- encourage the growth of green space
tor for Marine Resource Center. Rain instead of development. He hopes
barrels are “a simple and easy way to residents will think more in terms of
save the lagoon,” she said. where there could be a new park in-
stead of a new convenience store.
Broquet hosted a workshop dem-
onstrating how to assemble a rain Lagoon Day also hosted opportuni-
barrel. Participants used a 55-gallon ties for children to get involved in the
commercial food grade barrel, spigot, preservation of the lagoon. Anglers for
screen and bungee cord. After assem- Conservation held a fishing clinic for
bly, the rain barrels were taken home children ages 5-15 which gave a free
by participants to collect rainwater, pole to children but also offered in-
which will help reduce the impact of struction on responsible fishing to “in-
pollution in the lagoon. spire future ambassadors for marine
protection,” said Mike Conneen, exec-
“No matter where you live, the Indi- utive director of Anglers for Conserva-
an River Lagoon is important to all of tion. “Through ethical and responsible
us,” said Jennifer Wilister, Melbourne’s fishing, future generations will want to
environmental community outreach conserve what they love.”
For more information on ways you
There are many ways in which the can help preserve the lagoon for the fu-
community can play a role in saving ture, visit 
our lagoon. “Residents can pick up af-
ter their pets, honor water restrictions,

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, November 14, 2019 3



STORIES BY HENRY A. STEPHENS CORRESPONDENT consultant in Iraq from 2008 to 2009.
[email protected]
“I was in Baghdad, training the po-
Students at Melbourne High School
these days know James Slattery as their lice in personal security,” he said.
history teacher.
In addition to the snacks for teach-
But he had a different life from 1996
to 2000, when he was Specialist Slattery, ers, Cole said, the club is sending let-
a combat engineer in the U.S. Army at
Fort Drum in upstate New York. ters of appreciation to as many ac-

“I left (the Army) almost a year be- tive-duty soldiers, sailors, airmen and
fore my unit was deployed to Afghani-
stan,” he said last week. “So no, I didn’t Marines as they can.
see any combat.”
Markey said students are asked to
But he saw gratitude Nov. 7, as lead-
ers of the school’s Community Prob- write at least three letters to service
lem Solvers presented him with a
goodie bag of snacks and candy. members, but many will be writing

Slattery gave club Vice President much more than three. He said stu-
Gabe Markey a big hug as club Presi-
dent Hayilee Cole stood by, grinning. dents with family members in the mili-

Cole said Slattery and 10 other tary were asked to get a count of how
teachers, who had served in the mili-
tary before joining the Melbourne many were in their platoons.
High faculty, would be getting goodie
bags in recognition for their service. It So the numbers didn’t come from lo-
was the club’s way of marking Veter-
ans Day this year. cal recruiters, Cole said.

Cole said they chose to do this for “And we won’t be having names,”

she said, adding they are mostly anon-

Melbourne High’s Gabe Markey, Hayliee Cole and James Slattery, a history teacher and veteran. PHOTO: TIM WIRTH ymous “Dear Soldier” letters.

Language-arts teacher Tara Thomas,

Veterans Day to help them feel tied in “I thought about joining the Air a former Air Force staff sergeant, said

with the veterans’ sacrifices, she said. Force, but that was a very short the Community Problem Solvers club

In fact, she said, with a brother in the thought,” Cole said. “I don’t want to be was formed to brighten people’s days.

Army and one in the Navy, both state- away from my family that long.” “They’re trying to do something in

side, she knows some of their sacrifices While Slattery didn’t see combat in the school for positivity,” she said. “The
– like being away from home for a year hweadsJiadUpgorSivtToattehL-esIeMSctiTdo-rEDkaridosunsadwwansenedegs.atTivhee.y”
or more at a time. the Army, he said, saw everything
dle East later. He

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STORY BY GEORGE WHITE STAFF WRITER Indian Harbour Beach police used a dart gun to successfully rescue a trapped coyote. PHOTOS COURTESY OF WILD FLORIDA RESCUE Chemical immobilization instructor
[email protected] Dale Craig of Melbourne serves as presi-
ary in Jupiter. Two days later it was re- going to use the dart gun in a very con- dent of WILD Florida Rescue, and was
Indian Harbour Beach Police have ported to be quiet and still very scared, trolled setting such as when an animal is part of the training for both the Brevard
had success using special training and but had come out of her kennel and stuck in the back yard. County Sheriff’s Office and Indian Har-
a tranquilizer dart gun to rescue rather was eating. bour Beach police, the only municipal-
than kill indigenous coyotes. “We’re not grabbing it. We tried to ity to be certified.
The first coyote darted by Indian come up with other means. We have
The most recent example occurred Harbor Beach Police also had been to respond to this issue and we have to “It is a way to actually trap an animal
Nov. 3, when a small female trapped caught in a wooden fence, said Police be trained. I just wanted them to have without risk to humans. It is generally
overnight in a wooden fence was dart- Chief David Butler. every tool they could possibly use,” a last resort but you need training, you
ed by Sgt. Jarrod Gerwig, one of five Butler said. have to hit the animal in the right spot.
sergeants certified to use a dart gun to Butler said his department is only They did quite well. I saw the animal
safely chemically immobilize wild ani- about 10 minutes later. They did a good
mals as part of a program started in re- job on it. He did exactly as I would have
sponse to a rash of coyote sightings and anticipated. He didn’t hurt the animal,
pet losses. the animal was in perfect condition,”
Craig said.
The call came in at 2:28 p.m. of a
small, extremely thin and dehydrated The program is being funded through
coyote found in a fence on East Bay $1,500 in forfeiture funds for equip-
Drive, presumably trapped overnight, ment, training, the dart guns and re-
said Heather Pepe, chief operations of- quired medication, Butler said.
ficer for WILD Florida Rescue.
“It keeps our community safe, it keeps
After being successfully darted by In- my officers safe. An animal is trapped
dian Harbor Beach police, the animal and we don’t have use lethal force. It
was kept overnight while arrangements works. We’ve used it and it works. Our
were made for it to be transported the job is not to kill animals,’’ Butler said. 
next morning to Busch Wildlife Sanctu-

‘The Vue’ from here? Council OK’s condo/hotel plan despite concerns

STORY BY GEORGE WHITE STAFF WRITER base housing and later Satellite Shores to maintain that SR A1A crossover. Memphis, Tenn., which purchased the
[email protected] neighborhood. Some said they fear the Voting against the measure was City property for $13.5 million in 2017. The
project’s impact on the turtles nesting site has been cleared, including the re-
A key 27-acre puzzle piece in the future along the 18-acre oceanfront wildlife Council member Jody Rozycki, who moval of old utility lines.
of Satellite Beach took shape Nov. 6 as and habitat preservation tract the city wanted the developer to maintain the
the City Council approved a conceptual owns across the street. Others stressed slightly wider spacing between the Mayor Frank Catino expressed mixed
plan for The Vue at Satellite Beach – three the project would cause additional traf- condo towers that had earlier been ap- feelings about the development of Satel-
up-to-85-foot-tall condominiums with a fic and want Satellite Beach to maintain proved by the city Planning and Zon- lite Beach from the one he remembers
total of 147 units, 72 single family homes its “small town” atmosphere. ing Board. Annexed in the city in 2003, as a kid, but said the project “suits the
and a four-star, 220-room “Preferred without the proposed change in the city better than what we have” on the
Hotels & Resorts” hotel with a crosswalk Before the 4-1 vote in favor of the conceptual plan, the 27-acre property books.
over State Road A1A to Hightower Beach plan, the City Council promised to ad- would fall under the rules of an origi-
Park. dress the concerns including requesting nal Planned Unit Development which City Manager Courtney Barker said
a sea turtle nesting impact study, pro- would allow up to 17 condo buildings the project is initially expected to gen-
A packed house of 40 residents and posing a ban on rental beach equipment with a total of 398 units. erate about $2 million in impact fees.
others came to question the environ- and jet skis at the Hightower Beach Park Annual revenues include an estimated
mental impact and density of the proj- crossover, and requiring the developer Attending the meeting were represen- $500,000 in annual bed tax fees and $1.6
ect, which will finally replace the former tatives from Woodshire-Brevard, LLC, of million in city property taxes. 


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Petitions carry no weight in Melbourne after 5-0 council vote

STORIES BY HENRY A. STEPHENS CORRESPONDENT “The citizens can still adopt or- initiatives. But they never did it, Daw- Municipal Home Rule Powers Act.
[email protected] dinances. They can do that by working ley said. Citizens can still change the 1969
through the City Council in its adop-
Melbourne residents can no longer tion procedures,” Dawley said. Dawley said she discovered this charter by petition and referendum,
propose a new city ordinance by gath- 50-year-old oversight recently when a she said. And they never could use a
ering enough petition signatures for a What the council repealed, she said, resident wanted to mount a petition petition anyway to change taxation or
referendum. was the idea that residents could do it drive. That resident later withdrew the spending matters.
by collecting signatures from 15 per- idea.
In a 5-0 vote Oct. 22, the City Council cent of the city’s voters on a petition Dawley, meanwhile, pointed to
passed an ordinance on second read- and presenting it to the council. The Dawley on Sept. 25 then gave the some problems with a citizen initia-
ing to repeal a section of the city’s 1969 council could either approve it directly council a choice of two ordinances: tive. It would have required the peti-
charter, removing the ability of citizens or put it on the ballot. one providing rules for petition efforts tion leader to pay 10 cents per signa-
to change their laws by petition. and another repealing the 1969 char- ture to Brevard County Supervisor of
She said city officials in 1969 includ- ter code that presented the idea in the Elections Lori Scott’s office to certify
Mayor Kathy Meehan and Council- ed the idea of citizen initiatives when first place. that each signer was a registered voter.
man Paul Alfrey were absent from the they drafted Melbourne’s second char-
meeting. Meehan had voted against ter, still in use. Council members voted 5-1 on first And after that, it would have re-
the repeal on first reading Sept. 25, reading to repeal. Vice Mayor Debbie quired the citizen to pay up to $2,000
saying she believed in citizen initiative. It followed voters agreeing to merge Thomas was absent and Meehan dis- in advertising costs and ballot-pro-
the then-separate cities of Melbourne sented, favoring citizen initiatives. duction costs to put the measure be-
But the council’s action doesn’t block and Eau Gallie. fore voters.
residents from their First Amendment Dawley said the council could
right to “petition the government for The charter gave the council of 1969 change the charter by ordinance, Even then the council could turn
a redress of grievances,” City Attorney six months to pass an ordinance pro- rather than by a referendum, because around and repeal even the best-pre-
Alison Dawley stressed. viding a system for exercising citizen it was adopted before the state’s 1973 pared citizen-initiated ordinance. 

look forward to continuing our work
PHOTO: JULIAN LEEK CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 together in a professional and colle-
gial manner.”
STORY BY JENNIFER TORRES CORRESPONDENT hundreds of comments and reactions the winner with nearly 60 percent of
[email protected] – and was shared nearly 200 times. the vote over Stephen Baughn and Runte echoed similar sentiments.
Amanda Prendergast. “I am very excited to continue
The Florida Department of En- In fact, Rep. Fine’s “Raw Sewage working with Commissioner Quarrie,
vironmental Protection (DEP) esti- Spill Alerts” have become a regular “One of my first priorities will be Vice Mayor Hoover and Mayor Sim-
mates that approximately 3,000 gal- feature on his Facebook page. The working with town staff to better mons and build upon the significant
lons of raw sewage was released into moment he receives a spill notice understand how our town operates, strides, progress and positivity that
an Indialantic storm drain after a line from the DEP, Fine says he shares it the challenges we face and identify has been achieved to date,” Runte
was punctured. with his more than 12,000 Facebook opportunities to improve our com- said. 
followers. munity,” said Wright, an engineer
The incident occurred around 10 with Harris Corp. “I will be working INDIAN HARBOUR BEACH
a.m. on Nov. 2 and caused a backup in Indialantic Town Manager Mike to improve the town’s communica-
a manhole at the corner of Palmetto Casey confirmed the incident was tion with residents and preserving CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Place and South Riverside Drive. The caused when a contractor hit a sewer our small-town character.”
DEP said the spill was contained by line. “The State of Florida had a proj- Nickle, vice president of local Civil
4:30 p.m. that same day and the line ect where Century Link was cross- Julie McKnight, the only candi- Engineering consulting firm Bussen-
was repaired. boring data lines along the roadway date to vie for Greer’s seat, won un- Mayer Engineering Group, has been
on 5th Avenue. They hit the sewer opposed. After serving two years on on the council since 2006. He previ-
Within days of the spill, State Rep. line on Friday when going across the Indialantic Parks, Recreation ously served four years on the city
Randy Fine shared the information on the intersection without knowing,” and Beautification Committee, she Planning and Zoning Board.
his Facebook page in a post that read: Casey said. “On Saturday, the county was recently instrumental in rallying
“An estimated 3,000 gallons of raw had sewage backing up in roadway at support for an ordinance change to He credits the council philosophy
sewage entered the Indian River La- Palmetto and South Riverside. When allow a Starbucks drive-thru in town. as a whole, and its tradition of be-
goon via a storm drain at 1302 River- Brevard County pumped out the line ing frugal, with helping in his win,
side Drive in Indialantic on Saturday. it did not know the pipe had been In Melbourne Beach, incumbents specifically maintaining relatively
The spill was on the Brevard County damaged and that caused the col- Corey Runte and Wyatt Royce Hoover low property taxes, keeping enough
Commission system and the claimed lapse of the road, so the damage was won the majority of votes over new- reserves in the city budget and con-
cause was that ‘a directional contrac- caused by Century Link on the State comer Kim Adkinson-Cowles in a tinuing to be a “debt-free” city even
tor punctured our gravity line.’” of Florida Project.”  three-way race for two, three-year while preparing to build a new police
commission seats. station.
The post quickly accumulated
“I’d like to congratulate both Corey “I know it’s a smaller election and
Runte and Kim Adkinson-Cowles for it’s tough to get the numbers, but I’m
running positive and respectful cam- thankful for the residents’ participa-
paigns. I think the whole town wins tion and I’m very pleased to continue
when that happens and I hope that serving on the council,’’ Nickle said.
more residents begin to view engag-
ing in municipal government as a Indian Harbour Beach City Council
productive and rewarding use of their Seat 4 had incumbent Frank Guertin
time,” Hoover said. “My focus for the running unopposed after no other
next three years will be to continue candidates qualified. City Council
working to make Melbourne Beach terms are three years, meaning there
a safer, more resilient and better- is a city election in Indian Harbour
connected community. I’m proud of Beach every year. 
what the commission has accom-

Far out! Guests over the
‘Moon’ at Haven fundraiser

8 Thursday, November 14, 2019 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly


Far out! Guests over the ‘Moon’ at Haven fundraiser

David and Rebbeca Alpizar with Connie Arias and Scott McHenry. PHOTOS: TIMOTHY WIRTH Linette Sanchez, Brenda Sanchez, Donna Pirson and Alisha Dillon.

Event Chair Madeline Cales with retired astronaut Nicole Stott.

The Nov. 2 “Fly Me to the Moon, a Havenly Affair” annual fundraiser
for The Haven for Children was a scintillating event held at the newly
renovated home of Todd and Carol Schweitzer in Melbourne Beach. The
gala’s retro-inspired theme paid homage to the 50th anniversary of the
first spacewalk. Madeline Cales served as event chair, hosting more than
300 attendees. Among the special guests was artist and retired astronaut
Nicole Stott, who spent 103 days in space throughout her career. The Ha-
ven for Children, one of the few therapeutic shelter care programs for dis-
placed children in the United States, provides 31 beds in three facilities
to serve the diverse needs of toddlers through teens. Cales said she has
seen the immediate impact of fundraisers such as Fly Me to the Moon. 

Barbara Boutler and Anna Udell.

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, November 14, 2019 9


Desiree Settgast and Lindy Yotti. Madeline Cales,Carol Schweitzer and Paula Leonardo. Edmire and Kennith Suris.

Melissa Scully and Laura Curri. Todd Schweitzer. Mike and Blair Wilgus.

Tracy Basom, Dawn Goodson and Judi Coppolla.
Todd Morchan, Jimmy Bonenburger, Tim Cregen and Nacy Gumula.

10 Thursday, November 14, 2019 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly


It was fun, fun, fun at Long Doggers’ 15th B-day bash!

Catherine and Rob Mentillo. Wendy Vess, Violet Rocque, Kimber Rocque and Skyler Vess.

Wendy, Mark and Tyler Garrison. Shannon Mcleaney, Tonya Phillips, Kalii Tucker, Courtney Peters, Jay Dibella.
Riley Petroske, Shawna Stevenson and Tony Pelliccio. PHOTOS: TIMOTHY WIRTH

STORY BY KELLIE LANDI CORRESPONDENT Tech. Two of the friends, John “LJ” Burr
[email protected] and Al Steiginga, have grown Long
Doggers restaurant from one to six lo-
The sign on South Patrick Road read cations. They also have their own beer,
“Party Time SAT” at Long Doggers “Hatteras Red Lager,” which is brewed
in Satellite Beach as the community by Intracoastal Brewing. The Satellite
came out to celebrate the local restau- Beach Long Doggers was the third of
rant’s 15th anniversary on Saturday. six locations to open in Brevard. Each
Bounce houses, dunking booth, ven- Long Doggers restaurant has its own
dors, a raffle and live music had the personality and represents the com-
restaurant’s parking lot overflowing. munity in which it resides. Whether
in Palm Bay or Cocoa Beach, all Long
Kids were running around in packs Doggers have one thing in common:
like they had all known each other They are popular among locals and
their entire lives. Strangers before that visitors.
day sat in chairs near one another and
shared stories, curious dogs on leashes “One-hundred percent of why Long
sniffed the air, and drinks and food Doggers is so successful is that it’s all
were enjoyed on the patio and on high- about the community,” said Tony Pel-
top tables under the tents. If a restau- liccio, Long Doggers general manager.
rant wasn’t on site you’d have thought Pelliccio has been with the chain for 11
you were at a family birthday party. years, working at both the Viera and
Satellite Beach locations.
Wendy Vess and family from Satel-
lite Beach decided to come to the event Part of Long Doggers’ commitment
and let the kids play. Vess said Long to community was demonstrated by
Doggers is like “her home away from raffling a longboard skateboard donat-
home.” ed and designed by local, award-win-
ning surfboard shaper Ricky Carroll of
Rob and Catherine Mentillo shared Satellite Beach. All proceeds from the
a similar sentiment. They came out longboard raffle will be donated to the
to celebrate the anniversary of Long National Veterans Homeless Support
Doggers. Tempted at one point to head Organization.
home, they decided “if we go home,
it’s just chores.” The Mentillos kicked It’s not just the community that
off their shoes and decided to stay and enjoys Long Doggers, but employ-
“enjoy the nice weather.” ees as well. Smiling servers, friendly
hosts and attentive management
Long Doggers has been a part of the embody the “radically relaxed” vibe
Brevard County food scene for over 20 of Long Doggers. 
years. The chain was started by three
college friends who attended Florida

Cuban artists tell
‘powerful story’ in
Foosaner exhibit

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Cuban artists tell ‘powerful story’ in Foosaner exhibit

STORY BY PAM HARBAUGH CORRESPONDENT Henry Ballate, “Crosscurrents” exhibition at Foosaner Art Museum.
curator and artist.
Vivid color and artful excellence PHOTOS BY RYAN CLAPPER
may take your breath away in the Foo-
saner Art Museum’s current exhibi- “I love Cuban art,” Funk said. “I’ve
tion, “Crosscurrents: Contemporary visited Havana twice. It’s an amazing
Selections from the Rodríguez Collec- place. The art is so vibrant and so politi-
tion of Cuban Artists.” But linger just cal. It’s unique, really, because they are
a bit and you’ll discover provocative coming out of a unique social situation.
works that compel you to think.
“The art is really powerful. It’s a very
Indeed, this is exciting stuff. “Cross- important part of the story of Florida.
currents,” which is on view through We need to tell their story, the story of
March 14, 2020, comprises 56 works Cuban-Americans who are now here.”
by 19 artists, all of whom were born in
Cuba, studied in Havana and immi- The Rodriguez collection, which
grated to the United States in the 1990s. Funk calls “young but really impor-
tant,” is a large one. To filter through all
Overall, the show is an honest one, the works for the “Crosscurrents” exhi-
filled with self-expression and con- bition, Funk decided to highlight art-
sideration. Many of the pieces have ists who became popular in the 1980s.
political points of view, which may be
uncomfortable for some viewers but “That was a real boon for Cuban
righteous for others. art,” she said. “After that, Cuban art
became internationally well known.”
Carla Funk, Florida Tech’s execu-
tive director and chief curator of uni- Most of the exhibit’s artists were
versity museums, went to Miami to born during the first decade after the
choose the pieces specifically for this 1959 revolution. Despite the increas-
exhibition. She worked with Henry ingly oppressive atmosphere in Cuba,
Ballate, the collection’s curator and the art there flourished.
one of the artists in the exhibition.
Much like 1930s German expres-
The works she picked, she said, tell sionistic art which the Nazis labeled as
a “really powerful story.” “Degenerate Art” and eventually cen-
sored, all of the work by these young
Cuban artists faced censorship. It un-
dermined the communist party line of
what art should be, Funk said.

A perfect example of that are the dis-

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quieting collages by Aldo Menendez. symbol of Cuba,” Funk said.
His pieces turn objects into people and There is so much more, including
people into objects. He gained in no-
toriety after founding a silk screening photographs, collages, paintings, plates
workshop that still exists in Havana. He and a captivating installation piece,
also created graphic imagery for maga- “Nkuyo Camp Nfinda” by Jose Bedia.
zines in Havana.
Funk said she hopes people will
“He superimposes different negatives find the exhibition an exciting one.
to create a reality that is fantastic,” Funk
said. “He’s a conceptual photographer “I hope viewers take from it a curi-
and basically showing a variety of real- osity about Cuba and the cultural ex-
ity and absurdity of our existence.” pression of Cubans,” she said. “And I
hope they also come away with a new
Adriano Buergo’s “Rostro Roto” (Bro- appreciation for the diversity and vi-
ken Face), an acrylic on canvas, propos- tality of contemporary Cuban art.”
es the story of present-day Cuba.
Also on view is “Shared Vision,” a
The image is of a broken fan which collection of photographs taken in
suggests the image of a face. It shows 2003 in Baracoa, Cuba. Is it on view
bandages holding together what concurrently with “Crossroads.” The
could represent a cranium. While at photographs are culled from the Foo-
the bottom, a cottony smile of sorts is saner’s permanent collection.
taped onto the lower half of the “face.”
The Foosaner Art Museum is at 1463
“To me, it’s a funny face that’s very Highland Ave., Melbourne. It is open 10
much about Cuba,” Funk said. “Ev- a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesdays to Saturdays.
erything is broken there. He based his Admission is free. Call 321-674-8916 or
series on an old fan he had that was visit 
Armory Show. Duchamp also famously
Explaining, Funk said Cubans to- exhibited a signed urinal, which he
day can’t buy new things, so they keep called “Fountain,” at the 1917 Society of
old things that don’t work anymore in Independent Artists in New York.
hopes they can one day fix them.
In Ballate’s four-piece graphic
“Like the tradition of old cars from work, Duchamp’s silhouetted profile
the ’50s; they’ll add disparate parts to looms large in dialogue, perhaps oth-
keep them running,” she said. “The bro- er worldly, with Ballate’s own silhou-
ken fan is a metaphor for how the soci- ette, seen as a tiny man in the corner.
ety is broken in Cuba … the lack of basic
things you need to get through the day.” One work in particular that de-
mands the viewer to sit and study is
An especially provocative piece is the Ciro Quintana’s “Shipwreck in Won-
red, white and blue graphic work “I’m derland.”
With Her,” by Ballate. In it, two females
are in a sensual embrace. The piece is In it, Wonder Woman takes on the
clean in its graphic appeal, but step up shape of Cuba, and floats, uncon-
close to it and you see it is not on white sciously, in a threatening sea. You see a
canvas, but instead painted on news- strong man slaying ravenous fish, their
papers taken from the day after the sharp teeth bared and ready to rip into
American 2016 presidential election. the flesh of the woman. In another
corner, the hand of an “offstage” man
“He’s taking his Cuban sensibility covers the mouth of a young woman,
and applying it to American politics,” with one blue and one red eye. Anoth-
Funk said. “He’s commenting on the er male figure holds a bloody sword.
American (political) revolution but
doing it in a slick, graphic propaganda But you just don’t know what to
style. He’s commenting on gay rights, make of it. Are these male figures try-
divisiveness. It’s a very political piece.” ing to protect an unconscious Won-
der Woman, who represents Cuba? Or
Installed in the Foosaner’s small- will they, too, threaten her?
est gallery, Ballate’s piece hangs near
his quartet of other works, collectively Large circles pop in and out of the
entitled “Avoir la apparente dans le So- canvas, distorting reality even more.
leil,” which translates as “To Have the Red and blue are major color ele-
Apprentice in the Sun.” ments in the palette. Cubans will rec-
ognize that as representing their flag,
The four pieces are like an etude on Funk said.
what Ballate sees as a conversation with
conceptual artist legend Marcel Duch- “Ciro was at the gallery talk and
amp, whose “Nude Descending a Stair- said that for him, the figure of Wonder
case” won acclaim at the 1913 New York Woman almost sinking in the sea is a

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Enjoy sneak peek of ‘Swan Lake’ ballet brilliance

STORY BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA STAFF WRITER 1 “Swan Lake” this Saturday. of the rock era” (even surpassing lumi-
nary twosomes the Everly Brothers and
1 A thrilling evening of classical bal- Simon and Garfunkel, no small feat).
let awaits you this Saturday, Nov. They continue to tour and perform both
together and separately. Oates is a mem-
16, but you must be on your toes to grab ber of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and
the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Expect
a ticket – pronto. According to the event Oates solo side to be as compelling and
satisfying as ever. Time: 7:30 p.m. Tick-
promo, the National Ballet Theatre of ets: start at $59.

Odessa and the Melbourne City Ballet

Theatre present no less than 55 superb

dancers performing selections from “the

most loved and mesmerizing of classical

ballets of all time,” Tchaikovsky’s iconic 4 Expect no stings in this beehive,
just heaps of hair and a lot of
work “Swan Lake,” with live orchestral

accompaniment, at a gala for the Bre- great tunes. What

vard Parkinson’s Support Group and the calls “the ultimate celebration of 1960s

nonprofit Ballet Theatre. You’ll get a spe- female empowerment,” the exuberant

cial sneak peek of the “Swan Lake” per- ’60s jukebox musical revue “Beehive”

formance the company will premiere is currently playing in Vero Beach on

at the King Center next month. A brief Riverside Theatre’s Stark Stage. The

refresher: “Swan Lake” is based on Rus- era that brought us the iconic sky-

sian folklore and German legend, and high hairdo that kept the bobby pin

tells the story of a heroic young prince Greenwood Place, 2680 Croton Road in yard the Apollo 11 man-on-the-moon and hairspray industries in the black,
Melbourne. Time: 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $55/ project took place 50 years ago, when the
trying to free the damsel in distress (or, person, $90/couple. BenefitGala2019. orchestra was only 16. As the BSO promo as well as miniskirts, transistor ra- puts it, “We blast off with ‘Mothership’
in this case, the waterfowl), a beauti- by Grammy-winning composer Mason dios and Flower Power, also produced
Bates” this Saturday, Nov. 16, on the
ful swan maiden under an evil spell. King Center Main Stage. The concert, such timeless pop classics as “My Boy-
“Opening Night: The Planets,” opens
Saturday’s event is semi-formal, and the orchestra’s 66th season “with a Big friend’s Back,” “Be My Baby,” “Son of
Bang,” and includes truly stellar works:
there’ll be the usual gala elements: hors 2 That One Giant Leap continues to of his astrologically inspired master- a Preacher Man” and “Me and Bobby
be celebrated by the Brevard Sym- piece, “The Planets,” English composer
d’oeuvres, a silent auction and drawings. Gustav Holst said it “enables the mind McGee,” among many, many others, by
to acquire some comprehension of the
This sparkling event will take place at phony Orchestra, in whose own back- vastness of space where rational under- such stellar vocalists as Leslie Gore, Ja-
standing fails.” “The Planets” premiered
over 100 years ago at the Queen’s Hall nis Joplin, the Shirelles, the Supremes,
in London and continues to mesmerize
us. Another outer space-centric power- Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner.
house work will be excerpts from John
Williams’ iconic score from the film Don’t miss this musical nostalgia trip
“Close Encounters of the Third Kind,”
which has, I daresay, forever changed the back to those crazy, fabulous days, as
way many of us view mashed potatoes,
and still leaves us asking, “are we alone the talented divas of “Beehive” show-
in the universe?” This will be a powerful
evening. Time: 7:30 p.m. Time: 7:30 p.m. case, says the show promo, “more
Tickets: $29 to $49. 321-242-2219.
than 40 classic chart-toppers that will

have (you) dancing in the aisles, reliv-

ing one of music’s greatest decades.”

Tip: tickets are moving at a good clip.

Showtimes: Wednesdays, 2 p.m. and

7:30 p.m.; Thursdays, 2 p.m. and 7:30

p.m. (Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m. only); Fridays,

8 p.m.; Saturdays, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.;

Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets: start at $35.


5 Important safety tip: “Don’t
Bungee Jump Naked.” Obvi-

ously, the King Center has, as usual,

jumped into the season in a big way.

3 To paraphrase: “I can go for that. You’ll be very glad you carved time
Can do!” The electric guitar-meis-
this Sunday, Nov. 17, for an afternoon

ter of the American pop rock duo Hall of squeaky clean and totally hilari-

and Oates – John Oates – will appear ous laughs with Jeanne Robertson’s

solo at the King Center’s Studio The- “Rocking Humor Tour.” The charming

atre this Tuesday, Nov. 19. Among the 6-foot-2, 75-year-old, award-winning

many mega hits Daryl Hall/John Oates humorist possesses, says the King

produced in the mid-’70s to mid-’80s Center promo, “a vivacious personal-

and still going strong on the airways are ity, heart and (duh) a sense of humor.”

“Rich Girl,” “Private Eyes,” “I Can’t Go This very busy former Miss North

for That (No Can Do),” “Maneater” and Carolina, according to Wikipedia,

(one of my absolutely favorites) “Sara tours nationally, has regular gigs at

Smile.” Together, according to Wikipe- the Grand Ole Opry, nine DVDs, three

dia, this dynamic duo had 34 Billboard books, multi-multi hours on satel-

Hot 100 hits, seven platinum albums lite radio and more than 71 million

and six gold ones, for which Billboard YouTube views. Time: 3 p.m. Tickets:

named them the “most successful duo $34.50. 321-242-2219. 

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Third-year student Maria Fitch,
21, relaxes on campus.

First-year student Devin
Forgue, 19, on campus in
Amherst, Mass. His fresh-
man class started with 13
students (one has since
dropped out).

Hampshire College fourth-year student Destinee
Wilson, 21, works on creative writing homework
Sept. 23, 2019 in the school’s R.W. Kern Center on
the Amherst, Mass. campus.

Two days before classes started at cial aid than the University of Massa- else.” At the reception, as they rang and western United States, colleges
Hampshire College in September, the chusetts at Amherst. their bells and posed for a picture, the in New England and the Midwest will
school’s incoming first-year students freshmen offered the weary Hamp- find it increasingly hard to lure stu-
– all 13 of them – attended a welcome Forgue has an unusually specific life shire community hope that the college dents, particularly those able to pay.
reception in the campus’s new R.W. ambition: to broker a global compro- might, somehow, survive.
Kern Center. A motley mix of plaids, mise to increase funding for space re- The problem is the business mod-
khakis and combat boots, the group search. He plans to study a combina- Poll most top educators about their el. Colleges have long counted on
lined up to shake hands with the col- tion of political science, anthropology, ideal kind of learning for the 21st cen- wealthy students to subsidize the cost
lege president and receive small bells international relations and astrophys- tury, and they’ll probably sound a lot of education for those who can’t afford
– symbols of the large brass bell they’ll ics. And he thought that Hampshire, like a Hampshire student. The virtues it. But for many institutions, that is be-
ring upon completing their “Division an experimental college that asks stu- of open-ended thinking and project- coming untenable.
III,” the epic independent project re- dents to design their own course of based learning will be familiar. But
quired to graduate. study, was the best place to do that. thanks to a slow recovery from the With only a $52 million endowment,
2008 recession, rising student debt and Hampshire is especially vulnerable
If, that is, Hampshire survives long After four days of orientation with class anxiety, parents and students are to this reality, but enrollment experts
enough for them to graduate. “the 13,” as his class was known (one looking at college less as an intellectual say it will affect many schools outside
student has since dropped out), experience and more as an insurance the most elite. Schools like Harvard,
Nine months earlier, the Massachu- Forgue felt he’d made the right deci- policy – and that calls for colleges that Princeton, Yale and MIT will be fine,
setts college – mired in financial trou- sion. A slight 19-year-old with longish offer proven outcomes, measurable says Jon Boeckenstedt, Oregon State
ble – had launched a search for a part- brown hair, he’d already experienced skills or exceptional prestige. University’s vice provost of enrollment
ner to merge with and announced that the kind of bull sessions about politics management. “It’s those colleges in
it might not admit a new freshman and philosophy that make college so All this means that private colleges the middle of the curve, with good,
class in the fall. Coming after a series special. “Every single one of the 13 is like Hampshire are struggling to find solid, well-known reputations but not
of mergers and closures of New Eng- the type of person ... I was hoping to enough students able or willing to pay spectacular financial resources or aca-
land schools, the announcement pro- meet,” he told me. their high sticker prices, and the situa- demic reputation, that are feeling the
voked alarm in the world of higher ed. tion is only likely to get worse. pinch,” he explains.
Eventually, Hampshire offered a place Forgue’s classmates sounded equal-
to 70-odd students it had accepted ly satisfied. “Hampshire shows people Because of low birthrates following In May, the Chronicle of Higher
early or who had taken a gap year be- that it’s okay not to learn in this very the Great Recession, Carleton College Education reported that several pri-
fore enrolling – but warned that there structured way that everyone has been economist Nathan Grawe predicts that vate colleges would just miss their
was no guarantee it would stay open. taught ever since preschool,” said the four-year-college applicant pool enrollment targets this fall, including
18-year-old Flynn Caswell. “When I is likely to shrink by almost 280,000 Bucknell University in Pennsylvania,
Among the baker’s dozen who came here for the first time, it was real- per class, over four years, starting in ranked 35th among national liberal
decided to take the risk was Devin ly cool for me to see that learning can 2026, a year known in higher ed as “the arts colleges by U.S. News & World Re-
Forgue. Despite its strapped budget, be engaging, instead of sitting in class Apocalypse.” As youth populations port. Also in the spring, the College of
Hampshire offered him better finan- thinking I’d rather be doing something decline everywhere but the southern the Holy Cross in Massachusetts qui-

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Hampshire College President the only part of higher education that Burns, an alumnus, to help raise $100 faculty and staff salaries and using its
Edward Wingenbach. is uniquely American. million in five years. In July, the col- endowment to plug budget holes, ac-
lege named Edward Wingenbach, vice cording to a PowerPoint presentation
etly ended its (increasingly rare) need- If Hampshire’s story were a “Mis- president and dean of faculty and re- about its fiscal situation that Hamp-
blind admissions policy, citing unsus- sion: Impossible” movie, last winter’s cent acting president of Ripon College shire made public in January.
tainable spending on financial aid. decision not to take a full class was the in Wisconsin, its new president.
moment that started the bomb-deto- By the mid-2010s, Hampshire was
And after a couple of years of missed nation countdown. For a school that By the end of September, Hamp- grappling with the demographic shifts
enrollment targets and budget short- relies on tuition and fees for 87 per- shire had raised more than $9 million, and market pressures bearing down
falls, Ohio’s Oberlin College will add a cent of its revenue, choosing to shed cut the budgets of most of its divisions, on higher ed. From 2005 to 2010, ac-
business concentration – while trim- a fourth of its students was close to fi- and reduced the faculty from 145 cording to that same PowerPoint,
ming 100 students from its prestigious nancial suicide. to 86. It now has about 750 enrolled Hampshire accepted a larger percent-
music conservatory and adding more students, down from about 1,100 last age of applicants to increase the class
to the college, which draws wealthier When I first visited, in early April, spring, and it will take applications for size. And those allowances seemed to
applicants. “For some families, college President Miriam Nelson’s office was new students in spring 2020. affect the graduation rate.
may be the largest investment in their still filled with the detritus of the pro-
lives. ... What they’re expecting from it testing students who had been living Unlike other colleges that have re- For freshmen who entered in 2010,
is the same type of long-term benefit there for more than 60 days: a half-eat- cently closed or merged, Hampshire just 65 percent managed to graduate
that you might get from your multi- en tray of baklava, unmade airbeds, has a certain cultural cachet. It’s a in six years, according to the National
year mortgage,” explains Oberlin Pres- empty Frappuccino bottles. darling of academe: Two-thirds of its Center for Education Statistics. For
ident Carmen Twillie Ambar. “People graduates have advanced degrees, an intimate liberal arts college, that
are asking us to demonstrate the value At breakfast one morning, Nelson and a quarter have started their own was low. “Attrition was too high. ... We
of liberal arts.” was struggling to keep it together. De- ventures. were bringing in too many students
spite the vitriol she’d received from for whom Hampshire was too hard a
If the economic troubles of elite lib- students, Nelson didn’t blame them. In addition to Burns, its alumni in- school,” says David Matheson, who
eral arts institutions have you mock- clude chef Gabrielle Hamilton, writer leads the board’s finance commit-
playing an air violin, consider the con- “We are at a place where fundamen- Jon Krakauer, theoretical physicist Lee tee. Because Hampshire is a no-grade
sequences. For one, there’ll be fiercer tally our business model does not sup- Smolin, actor Lupita Nyong’o, and the school, “a good number of folks came
competition for spots at the most port our core values around equity, di- entrepreneurs behind yogurt maker in thinking it would be easy and did
prestigious schools – a sport already versity, inclusion, around having the Stoneyfield Farm and organic clean- not end up graduating.”
so gruesome, actress Felicity Huffman supports for students to realize their ing product company Seventh Gen-
is doing jail time for gaming it. full potential,” she said. Two days later, eration. With narrative evaluations To boost retention, the admissions
she resigned. instead of grades, no defined depart- office designed a study to determine
For another, there will be fewer op- ments, no faculty tenure and a flex- what predicted success at Hampshire.
portunities for low-income students After she left, Hampshire charted a ible curriculum, Hampshire offers its It found that the most successful stu-
who rely on generous financial aid different course. The board voted to students unusual control over their dents were highly organized and will-
packages at small liberal arts colleges abandon the possibility of a merger education. ing to stretch outside their academic
as one of the few tickets into the upper and enlisted noted filmmaker Ken comfort zones, qualities reflected in
class. It may also mean the retreat of The campus is a Polaroid image of application essays, insight from high
college before gleaming hotel-like school guidance counselors and ad-
dorms and wellness centers. The missions interviews. A key marker
buildings are severe 1970s concrete. that had nothing to do with success?
The radio station is in a yurt. And the Standardized test scores.
students’ fashions – Goths in com-
bat boots, nerds in khakis and short- So in 2014, Hampshire stopped ac-
sleeve oxford-cloth shirts – recall a cepting test scores. That meant losing
world somewhere between “Animal its place, then 110th, in the U.S. News
House” and Kurt Cobain. college rankings, an essential market-
ing tool. At first, the gamble paid off.
There’s an occasional 2019 tell: the From 2014 to 2015, Hampshire’s yield
naming of preferred pronouns, the – the number of accepted students
service dogs trailing students. But who chose to come – jumped from 18
if you’re used to the grassy quads of to 26 percent. And, since standard-
state flagships or the rich Gothic and ized tests benefit affluent (and often
brick of the Ivy League, Hampshire’s white) applicants, in 2015 Hampshire
austerity is striking. On my visit in admitted its most diverse class ever,
the spring, tarps covered study car- with 31 percent domestic students of
rels in the library to protect them from color and 18 percent first-generation
a leaky roof. The leak has since been students.
The diverse students thrived at
An Amherst alumnus’s gift of $6 mil- Hampshire, but the new admissions
lion provided the money to purchase criteria came at a financial cost. “We
the land and set up Hampshire, which knew when we adopted that strategy
admitted its first students in 1970. The that we would be pruning the applicant
school intended to rely primarily on pool to some degree,” says Matheson.
income from tuition and student fees “What we may not have realized is that
to finance operations. That was do- more of those pruned people may have
able at the time, when the seemingly been higher-income than we antici-
infinite baby boomers were enter- pated.”
ing college. Hampshire had so many
applicants that first year, the New While taking more low-income stu-
York Times Magazine reported that it dents, Hampshire was also offering
“was one of the hardest schools in the more “merit” aid to academically strong
country to get into.” upper-income students to lure them
from competitors. “Parents would say,
But Hampshire was on shaky finan- ‘I’ve got an awfully nice offer from Bard.
cial ground. Starting in the late 1970s
and the 1980s, it survived by cutting CONTINUED ON PAGE 19

STROKE, PART VII TREATMENT FOR STROKE (CONTINUED) If the bleeding is due to a ruptured brain aneurysm, surgery
to repair the aneurysm may be done. In some cases, medi-
Today we conclude our series on stroke with a discussion an artery in the brain bursts, flooding the surrounding tis- cines may be given to control blood pressure, brain swelling,
about treatment for hemorrhagic strokes. sue with blood blood sugar levels, fever and seizures.
If a large amount of bleeding has occurred and symptoms
TREATMENT FOR HEMORRHAGIC STROKE  SUBARACHNOID HEMORRHAGES, bleeding in the area are quickly getting worse, you may need surgery to remove © 2019 VERO BEACH 32963 MEDIA, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
Although hemorrhagic strokes account for only 13 percent between the brain and the thin tissues that cover it blood that has built up inside the brain and to lower pres-
of strokes, they are fatal within the first month about 40 Treatment includes efforts to control bleeding, reduce pres- sure inside the head.
percent of the time. Hemorrhagic strokes occur when an ar- sure in the brain, and stabilize vital signs, especially blood PREVENTING ANOTHER STROKE
tery in the brain leaks blood or ruptures (breaks open). The pressure. Since one in four stroke survivors has another stroke within
leaked blood puts too much pressure on brain cells, which You will be closely monitored for signs of increased pressure five years, it’s important to follow your physician’s recom-
damages them. High blood pressure and aneurysms (bal- on the brain, such as restlessness, confusion, trouble follow- mendations regarding medications, diet, exercise and oth-
loon-like bulges in an artery that can stretch and burst) are ing commands and headache. Other measures will be taken er healthy lifestyle habits.
examples of conditions that can cause a hemorrhagic stroke. to keep you from straining from excessive coughing, vomit- REHABILITATION
The two types of hemorrhagic strokes are: ing or lifting, etc. Rehabilitation can include working with speech therapists,
 INTRACEREBRAL HEMORRHAGES, which occur when physical therapists and/or occupational therapists. 

STROKE POST-TEST A. using tPA for mild strokes as well as severe strokes
1. An ischemic stroke B. transient ischemic attack (TIA)
2. A hemorrhagic stroke C. mechanical thrombectomy as treatment for a specific kind of stroke
3. About 20 percent of strokes are related to D. high blood pressure (hypertension)
4. More than half of all strokes are caused by E. occurs when a blood vessel bursts/leaks tissue
5. The drug used to dissolve clots is F. tissue plasminogen activator (tPA)
6. “Mini-stroke” is sometimes referred to as G. is caused by a blood clot or blood clots
7. New stroke guidelines recommend H. atrial fibrillation (A-Fib)
8. New stroke guidelines recommend Answers: 1. G; 2. E; 3. H; 4. D; 5. F; 6. B; 7. A or C; 8. A or C
Give yourself extra credit if you have downloaded the app “Spot a Stroke FAST.”

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Is there anything you can do?’ ” says students paid the list price of $71,300, and student fees was down 11 percent Critics of higher ed like to point to its
Matheson. “If you are potentially going according to the National Center for from 2018, according to the financial obsession with facilities and fancier
to get a student who might be able to Education Statistics. analysis Hampshire released. buildings – money they say inflates
contribute $50,000 a year in tuition, that the cost of college at the expense of
student is worth a lot. If you can get that Enrollment experts say that difference On the day before classes started what’s important. But asking parents
student for $35,000, that’s still a very has a lot to do with high rank. “As college in September, hundreds of faculty, to spend a lot of money on an educa-
good deal for the college.” prices exceed now easily $70,000 a year, staff, students, alumni and parents tion is easier when you have the facili-
parents are scratching their heads go- gathered in the gym to discuss how to ties those parents expect.
The combination of merit and fi- ing, ‘I don’t think it’s going to be worth it save the school. In seven weeks, Presi-
nancial aid cost Hampshire. In 2013, unless my kid is going to go to a school dent Wingenbach told the assembly, “I’ve certainly heard that critique,
the college’s average first-year student that everyone is bragging about,’” says Hampshire would have to present its which comes, among other sources,
was paying 56 percent of the listed tu- Bob Massa, a former enrollment man- accreditors with a plan to prove its from parents who think . . . the range
ition price. By 2018, that was down to ager at Johns Hopkins University and sustainability, cover a budget shortfall, of foods offered in our dining halls
40 percent. That contributed to a real Dickinson College who teaches at the and recruit a freshman class for fall don’t speak to special dietary concerns
drop in net revenue. In 2013, Hamp- University of Southern California’s grad- 2020. To do that, he explained, Hamp- or think our dormitories ought to re-
shire’s net revenue from tuition, room, uate school of education. shire would have to “show the world” semble at least Hampton Inns if not
board and fees was 3.3 percent higher that it is possible to provide a liberal Ritz-Carltons. I’m not whining about
than in the previous year. Revenue de- This puts even more pressure on arts education with faculty mentor- that ... but it does strike me as curious
clined every year after that. By 2018, it schools just below the top. ship, accessible to anyone who wants that the demand for greater services
was 6.8 percent less than in the pre- it regardless of income – without a and the complaints about rising costs
vious year, according to the financial In 2016, as tuition market dynamics massive endowment. tend to come from the same quarter,”
PowerPoint presentation. were slashing Hampshire’s budget, the says Sewanee Vice Chancellor John
culture on campus was approaching a The next morning, in his office, McCardell Jr., who has recently moved
It’s worth a pause here to explain crisis that made things even worse. Wingenbach explained what he thinks to increase his school’s financial aid
how college pricing works. Like airline Hampshire must do to stay open. His to meet the full financial need of less-
passengers, every student at a given Hampshire opened the Kern Center, focus was on fundraising and keeping affluent families.
college pays a different price. Colleg- a sustainable wood-and-glass build- costs down by relying on a tiny faculty
es list high tuition prices hoping that ing that runs on solar energy. It was the – a prospect made easier by Hamp- To survive for another hundred years,
enough students pay the top price to first new building in years on a campus shire’s inclusion in a consortium with experts agree, colleges will have to em-
compensate for those who can pay sorely in need of something beautiful. Smith, UMass Amherst, Mount Holy- brace more transformational change.
little or nothing. Most of the money for the center came oke and Amherst. “This is an inflection point in higher ed,”
from donors who wanted to support that says Twillie Ambar of Oberlin. “We have
Depending on the state, needier project specifically, so it couldn’t have I asked him why he had left a stable to stop asking, ‘Does this feel like us?’ ...
students will usually pay less at a lib- been used to refurbish dorms, increase job and uprooted his family to take a and ask, ‘What’s the right thing to do?’ ”
eral arts college than they would at a cultural center support staff or improve less certain job across the country. “If
state flagship. It sounds counterintui- counseling services. But students say the Hampshire can’t make it work, then She’s talking about exploring things
tive, but choosing a public school to administration did a poor job of com- what hope do we have for a student- like partnerships with community col-
save money is actually a privilege for municating that. centered progressive pedagogy? ... leges, one-year certificate programs for
the affluent. And since the 2008 re- What hope is there for higher ed aside nontraditional or returning students, or
cession, more well-to-do parents are “People were feeling a financial cri- from those really well-off students who integrating departments to reduce ad-
choosing those schools. sis on campus and being told that im- are going to get this no matter where ministrative costs.
portant things couldn’t happen, and they go?” he replied. “If we can’t find
To compete, private colleges are then there was the Kern Center,” says a model that allows residential liberal In my last hour at Hampshire, I sat
then forced to offer merit aid to top Emmett DuPont, a former member arts colleges to survive within the con- with Devin Forgue in the student cen-
students who don’t need the money. of Hampshire’s student government, straints of what students and families ter above the gym. We talked about his
who graduated last year. Meanwhile, can afford to pay ... then [a] reckoning desire to study in Japan and his crazy
Ironically, wealthier, more presti- then-Hampshire President Jonathan is really going to happen.” goal to broker a global deal on space
gious schools don’t have to give out as Lash became seriously ill, requiring a research.
much merit aid because they’re more leave of absence. Hampshire isn’t the only college try-
likely to get qualified affluent students ing to solve this problem. The easiest He knew there was a chance Hamp-
willing to pay a premium: Four percent The combination of bad public- first step is to aim to be more competi- shire might not make it. But he really
of Hampshire’s new students paid full ity and sour mood didn’t help enroll- tive in a constricting market, adding felt the school offered the only path
price in 2017-2018, but at nearby Am- ment. In 2016, Hampshire enrolled things like business majors, new gyms to realizing his dream. To do that for
herst College, U.S. News’s No. 2-ranked 1,333 students. By the spring semester and guaranteed paid internships. Forgue, Hampshire may have to help
liberal arts college, 34 percent of new of 2019, the student body was down transform higher education first. 
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Bonz meets petite, purr-sonable Princess Penelope

Hi Dog Buddies! lent at that one. Oh, an I can also do

Except for one parrot, this week’s high fives with Miss Bethany. Look.”
pet is my teeniest interviewee so
far. Princess Penelope Leeland is a Miss Bethany said, “High Five,” an
5-month-old Persian cat, white, with
silver tail and ear tips. An black eye- held up her hand and Princess Penel-
liner. An exotic dandelion puff.
ope bopped it. They did this several
When the door opened, there was
LOTS of barking. Across the room, times. I was impressed.
through glass sliders, I spotted two
big dogs, paws on the glass, wagging Suddenly, Miss Penelope jumped
an barking to beat the band. Were we
at the wrong house? But then I saw, (gracefully) off Miss Bethany’s lap,
in the arms of the lady who greeted
us a small fluffball with a round sor- shot across the room, and scuttled
ta flat face. From her
mom’s arms, Princess along the wall into another room. She
Penelope peered down
at me, blinking round- looked like a small ghost. Presently
as-saucers green eyes.
she returned with a card.
“Good afternoon
Miss … er … your … “THIS is my official card mag-nut,”
Your Fluffiness. It’s
a great pleasure to she said proudly. It says Fabulous Fe-
meet you.”
lines (like me, of course) an, LOOK,
She laughed a tiny
laugh, an said, in the that’s my pick-shur!”
softest liddle meow,
“Please do call me It was a POR-trut of Princess Pe-
Penelope, Mr. Bon-
zo. I’m only prin- nelope, paws crossed, ears up, totally
cess of the house.
This is my human, lookin’ like Princess of the House.
Miss Bethany.”
“You can have that if you’d like,”
We settled in
on the couch, Pe- she offered shyly.
nelope remaining in Miss Beth-
any’s arms. “I’m eager to hear your “I’d be honored.” I tucked it into my
story,” I said.
“Of course. I was born here in this
very house. My litter had three girls Princess “I’d like you to meet my famly.”
(including me) an a boy. They were all Penelope. She led us into a bright, cozy room.
adopted out, but there was just some- There were snoozing kittens an tod-
thing about me, Miss Bethany says. PHOTO: KAILA JONES dling kittens that all looked like fluffy
I was just S’POSE to be part of THIS tennis balls, I woof you not. An two
famly. My mother, Lady Annabelle, is
Persian, an my Daddy, Sir Leo Alexan- larger cats, white an soft creamy gold.
der, is Himalayan Persian. They live
here, too, along with my liddle broth- “This is my Mommy and Daddy,”
ers an sisters. Daddy’s great with us
kids. In the morning, Mommy goes she said. Then, to them, “this is Mr.
out on the porch to relax an BASK,
an Daddy plays with us so Mommy It must take a lot of groomin.’” Bonzo, the reporter I told you about.”
can get a liddle REST. An I help, too.
I love bein’ Big Sister. I teach the kit- “It does take time,” she said. “I do “Welcome, young man,” said Sir
tens Important Cat Stuff: how to eat;
where to potty; where NOT to potty; several cat baths every day. An, of Leo. “We don’t often interface with
proper grooming, things like that.”
course, I have to be Very Careful not fellow pets of the canine purr-sua-
During the entire innerview, when
she wasn’t telling her story, Princess to get any of those ghastly, ukky Hair sion, other than Harley an Bentley,
P. was purring. An purring. It was
kinda hip-NOT-ick, ackshully. If I Balls. (Oh, I hope that’s not TMI).” but you seem a good chap. Mind you,
hadn’t been At Work, I coulda dozed
right off. I gulped. “Not at all.” don’t step on the liddle beans,” He

“Oh, good. Also, I know cats are nodded toward the kittens.

s’pose to not like water but, guess I tried not to move. There was so

“I noticed you what? That’s not totally true. Several much fluffy cuteness in the room I
have a coupla of pooches as well,”
I commented. of us small cat breeds enjoy swim- thought I might topple right over.

“Ah, yes. Those are my big broth- min’ and, I bet you didn’t know THIS, “Yes,” said Lady Annabelle, her
ers – an bodyguards. They’re Totally
Cool Catnip. Bentley’s the pit. He’s a those big jungle cats, lions an tigers voice soft as Princess Penelope’s.
Humane Society rescue, anna Total
Sweetie. An Harley – she’s a Rottwei- an leopards, they like swimmin,’ to “Welcome, Mr. Bonzo.”
ler. They’re both around 5. We play
Paw Bops under the door. Funny cool off. They’re really good swim- It had been a fascinating afternoon.
thing is, Bentley loves cats, but he’s
scared of other dogs (except Harley, mers. As for me, after Miss Bethany Heading home, my mind was full of
of course). Harley, on the other paw,
LOVES playin’ with fellow pooches, takes a shower, I zip right in and fluffy tennis balls an tiny meows.
but she’s scared of CATS. Even me
sometimes. Can you buh-LEEVE it? I splash around a liddle bit, have an While I still view cats as mysterious
mean – SERIOUSLY? She says it’s cuz
she got nose bopped an yowled at by ackshull cat bath.” in many ways, I’m also very happy
a cat as a puppy.”
“Woof! I had no idea! Well, Miss that I, as a dog, have made many new
“That can be traumatic.”
“I guess so,” she nodded. “I ackshul- Penelope, you certainly are perfectly frens of the feline variety. It has really
ly don’t think Harley REE-lizes she’s,
like, a zillion times bigger than me.” groomed.” expanded my world view. 
“I saw the photos of you Miss Beth-
any sent. She smiled a very large smile. “Why
“Woof, they’re great! You look like
you’re always ready for your close-up. -The Bonzthank you, Mr. Bonzo. I do try. I really

love posing! Also, to keep in shape, I
do Yogurt. Specially the Down Dog.
An the Cobra. An, the Cow. An, of
course, the Cat Stretch. I’m EX-cel-

Don’t be shy!
We are always looking for pets with interesting stories. To set up
an interview, please email [email protected]

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By Phillip Alder - Bridge Columnist 5

A popular saying goes, “If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the facts.” AKQ

At the bridge table, if you do not have a fit with partner, in fact you try to describe your hand WEST Q J 10 9 8 7
as accurately as possible, in terms of high-card strength and distribution. 92 EAST
After North opens one club, East overcalls one spade, South makes a negative double 86543 K Q 10 8 5
(promising four hearts) and West passes, North imagines that the uncontested auction K
started one club - one heart. Then, North would have rebid two clubs to show a minimum Q 10 4
hand with six clubs. This is no different. South, with his eye on game, jumps to three no-
trump. 92

West leads the spade nine. What happens after that? A63

South can see seven tricks: two spades, two hearts and three diamonds. So he needs to SOUTH
establish dummy’s club suit, which requires losing the lead twice. This is the rule: When you
have two tricks in the suit led and two high cards to dislodge, duck the first trick. Therefore, AJ6
if East puts up the spade queen at trick one, declarer underplays his six. Then, when South
takes the second trick and leads a club, West wins but does not have a spade to lead. AK83

If East remembers this rule, he will play the spade 10 (or eight) at trick one. Then the J 10 7
contract dies. South has to win with his jack and play a club, but West takes the trick with
the king and returns his second spade, setting up East’s suit while he, East, still has the club 542
ace as an entry.
Dealer: North; Vulnerable: East-West
When you hope to establish a suit, try to make the opponents use up their stoppers as
quickly as possible. The Bidding:

1 Clubs 1 Spades
Dbl. Pass 2 Clubs Pass LEAD:
3 NT Pass Pass Pass 9 Spades

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1 Outdoor blaze (7) 1 Loud fireworks (7)
5 Decipher (5) 2 Clamour (5)
8 Tacks (5) 3 Encourage (7)
9 Instalment (7) 4 Vigour (6)
10 Night (7) 5 Word linking cheese and roll (5)
11 Flamboyant (5) 6 Watchtower (7)
12 Method (6) 7 Foe (5)
14 Extents (6) 13 Appetiser (7)
18 Accuse (5) 15 Stretchy (7)
20 Currant bun (7) 16 Landscape (7)
22 Allure (7) 17 Social rank (6)
23 Commerce (5) 18 Explosion (5)
24 Trio (5) 19 Delete (5)
25 Community (7) 21 Conscious (5)

The Telegraph

How to do Sudoku:

Fill in the grid so the
numbers one through
nine appear just once
in every column, row
and three-by-three

The Telegraph

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ACROSS 99 Sam, for one 51 Georgy, for one The Washington Post
103 International carrier, once 52 Creeping stems
1 A hanging in the theater 104 The Weary Blues poet 53 Responded to “Riders up!” MIDLIFE CRISIS By Merl Reagle
6 Arabian Sea country 109 Hair-growth product 54 Boy king
10 Nature’s home 112 Eye part 60 Eddie Murphy, 1992
13 Penner of Picnic 113 All, or All My Children 63 X-Files topic
17 Economic heart of modern 114 Ernest: “How come I cain’t 64 Irving Berlin’s

Italia solve these crossword “Say It ___”
18 Rosebud’s cherisher thangs?” 65 Words after stop or touch
19 Noshes knackwurst, e.g. Vern: “Because yer ___” 66 Christopher Fry’s The ___
21 Running encouragement 119 Lovey-dovey
22 Protests at dinner time 121 Balloon pilot Not for Burning
24 Get ___ the ground floor 122 Pile maker 68 Goes ape
25 Intro to “Can you see” 123 Come ___ (occur) 69 Spew one’s view
27 Some rockets do it 124 Utah city 70 Teacher
28 Little Caesar et al. 125 Director Craven 73 Aurora’s counterpart
32 Short recovery? 126 Has bills 78 Sound of disgust
36 That is, in Latin 127 Sleep sound 79 Set paraphernalia
37 Grant 80 The loftier pts.
38 Oenologist’s concern DOWN
40 Lovable boats 1 Novelist De Beauvoir of town
43 Shocking discovery? 2 Announces a cable car’s 82 Baby or giant follower
45 Negative 83 Kansas city on the Neosho
46 Tight, as a fit arrival 85 “___ this again!”
47 Fugue fellow 3 Fled 86 In a lather
50 Light-wave measure 4 Metal bar 89 Celebrityhood
55 Step on it? 5 Northern Exposure beast 93 Burmese Peace Nobelist
56 Suffer from strains 6 Agreeing words
57 Steeds’ speeds 7 Lamb’s plaint Aung San ___ Kyi
58 Comical Schneider 8 Northern Massachusetts 95 “So why on earth should ___
59 Changes, as a soundtrack
61 Shot in the dark cape ...” (from “A Hard Day’s
62 Back again 9 Pola of silents Night”)
63 Ne Win countryman 10 Seeger and Townshend 97 Piano pieces
64 As a whole 11 With Auto, a famous freeway 98 Stuff-yourself mo.
67 Muscle quality 12 Editor’s word 100 Take your pick
68 Like a midlife crisis sufferer, 13 Turkish inns 101 Some private jets
14 Bird’s beak 102 Catch sight of
and this puzzle 15 Lass with a lasso 104 Shopping notes
71 Actress Chaplin 16 French summer 105 Tiny schlepper
72 Hook, line, and sinker 17 Simple organism, in biology 106 Prefix with muscular or
20 Unsmiling transmitter
folks 21 1959 winner of nine Oscars 107 ___-foot oil
74 Gold for Gonzales 23 “Was I right 108 Deli order, ___ rye
75 Wine cask 110 Eat, as a drumstick
76 Mender of John Wilkes or was I?” 111 Chills
26 Circle section 114 Hoff’s The ___ of Pooh
Booth’s leg 29 Name in the alphabet 115 Homophone of 116 Down
77 Gin fruit 30 Clever Clifford 116 Digger’s discovery
78 A in Argentina 31 Turn sharply 117 It’s often licked
79 Western Australian city 33 Perseveres 118 U-2 Incident embarrassee
81 Full of cackleberries 34 Taxco rain 120 G.I.’s address
82 Park your carcass 35 Implores
84 Performed a 38 It really hauls
39 “___ know that!”
Parish-Carmichael tune 41 Tea container
87 Greek letters 42 Major mixups
88 Carries cars 44 Doone of fiction
90 The ___-i-noor Diamond 45 Mac’s cousin?
91 Freud woid? 47 “Stop it!,” to Marcello
92 Bones 48 Carry out
94 Snob 49 Eng
96 Unrestricted

The Telegraph

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Coping with anxious spouse’s Thanksgiving misgivings

BY CAROLYN HAX cape-hatch purpose, even though they’re close
Washington Post enough for a day trip. What matters is that he has
options, and that he sees you offering them. It’s a
Dear Carolyn: My husband of good-faith effort that you can ask him to recipro-
11 years has struggled with anxi-
It is fine, by the way, to spell out that you’d like
ety and depression most of his life. him to come through for you here. The “I don’t ask
a lot, but I’m asking for this” speech definitely has
For the first 10 years of our mar- its place in a marriage, as long as you’re judicious
about using it, because if you aren’t, then you are
riage, his family was close by, so asking a lot, which utterly defeats the purpose.

we always went to their house for Once you have a clear and strong feeling on
something, it’s going to come out one way or an-
Thanksgiving. Now, his parents have moved across other. Count on it. And it’s much healthier in the
form of a before-the-fact request than after-the-
the country and for the first time we’re free to decide fact resentment.

our own Turkey Day. We have a dog but no kids. Re: Anxious Husband:Why doesn’t Husband plan
to leave the party after an hour or so, and come
My best friend from college lives about 90 min- back toward the end to drive Wife home? There are
typically some public areas open. My brother and I
utes away and has invited us to spend the day with always go see a movie on Thanksgiving. The movie
theater is in a mall, so even though the stores are
her immediate and extended family – not a massive closed, the space is open and warm.

group, maybe 10 people max. – Moviegoer

I would love to go, I don’t relish the idea of a lonely Moviegoer: That works, too, thanks, though he
might not feel comfortable asking for it. Prepping
Thanksgiving, but husband is uneasy. He thinks he the hosts for his stepping away would help, but he
might not be OK with any open discussion of his
would feel too anxious and trapped. He gets along needs. 

well with my bestie and knows her husband and

kiddo, but has never met any of the rest. (I have, at

the kid’s birthday parties.)

I do not want to go alone and leave him home

with the dog.

We’re traveling cross-country to see his family for

Christmas, so part of me really wants to yell that it’s

high time we did what I want to do for a year. But Free to Decide: Two cars? (With apologies to the
Earth.) If he has the ability to leave of his own ac-
I also want to be understanding of his anxiety and cord, then it might not feel like a trap to him. Maybe
even enough that he doesn’t actually have to leave.
the fact that this has been a rough year all around.
A hotel room nearby could serve the same es-
Is there any compromise to be had?

– Free to Decide

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physician assistants
can lead care force

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Nurse practitioners, physician assistants can lead care force

Shana Engle, APRN-BC.


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While the heaviest meanwhile, were started in the 1960s ited online PA programs. ous medical procedures, assist in sur-
of medical heavy- as a way to better utilize the training The training is neither quick nor geries and, in most states, write pre-
and wartime experiences of Vietnam- scriptions.
weights, the era army combat medics and Navy easy and the curriculum is massive.
American independent duty corpsmen. The It takes two to three years to com- And, with medical costs for pa-
Medical Asso- designation started out as a bach- plete and includes 2,000-3,000 clini- tients continuing to rise, the Journal
ciation (AMA), elor’s degree-level program but now cally focused hours in the second of Hospital Medicine points out “ad-
is somewhat requires a master’s degree. half of the program and covers gen- vanced practice providers, including
tepid about em- eral medicine, surgery, pediatrics, ob/ nurse practitioners and physician as-
bracing what some There are currently 14 PAs em- gyn, emergency medicine, outpatient sistants, are cost-effective substitutes
of its members view as ployed at Cleveland Clinic Indian medicine, psychiatry and various for physicians, with similar outcomes
potential competition, it ap- River. clinical electives. in both primary care and surgery.”
pears that the bulk of the
medical community actively embraces PA programs originally were found- Once certified, PAs – like their NP So, if you are someone who has
these advanced practice professionals. ed and formulated by physicians, so counterparts – can perform physical looked down your nose at the pros-
Dr. Rick Rothman, chair of hospi- today’s PAs are trained in schools that exams, diagnose illnesses, develop pect of being treated by a NP or a
tal medicine at Cleveland Clinic In- also train physicians. Given the scope treatment strategies, counsel patients PA instead of a physician, you might
dian River Hospital, says “advanced of that training, there are no accred- on preventative health, perform vari- want to re-think that stance. 
practice providers increase access to
healthcare for patients in both out-
patient and inpatient settings. They
serve as an extension of the tradition-
al physician model; I believe highly-
trained advanced practice registered
nurses and physician assistants are
truly the future of medicine.”
The New England Journal of Medi-
cine expresses a similar view.
It says “a large and growing body
of research demonstrates that care
delivered by NPs and PAs is at least as
high quality as that delivered by phy-
sicians,” and it also points out that “a
growing share of today’s healthcare
services are being provided by NPs
and PAs.”
That trend is only going to increase,
according to the prestigious jour-
nal: “Roughly two-thirds – some 67.3
percent – of all medical practitioners
added to the workforce between now
and 2030 will be PAs or NPs.”
The Journal of Urgent Care Medi-
cine echoes that prediction: “Physi-
cian assistants and nurse practitio-
ners already play an integral role in
urgent care medicine and are taking
on more and more responsibility in
many other settings.”
Shana Engle, one of 30 advance
care nurse practitioners at Cleveland
Clinic Indian River Hospital, is part of
the trend.
“To be a nurse practitioner, you
have to have a Bachelor’s of Science
degree in nursing and then it’s either
a master’s or doctoral program for ad-
vanced certification,” says Engle, who
works in the cardiology department.
“I have a total of seven years of
[nursing] education,” she continues.
“You do your general associate degree
with all the requirements for your
bachelor’s in nursing. And then I did a
three-year graduate acute care nurse
practitioner program.
“I love working collaboratively with
all the physicians in our practice,”
Engle says. “They are all fellowship-
trained in cardiology, so I’m learning
from them, too. I feel like it’s a good
Physician assistant programs,

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Colonoscopy: Unpleasant prep, but painless procedure

COLUMN BY FRED CICETTI COLUMNIST sician inserts the tube into the rec- and there are no polyps detected, you on exam day.
tum. The scope inflates the colon to should schedule your next colonosco- There are other colon exams avail-
Q. My doctor says it’s time for a colo- provide a better view. The camera py in 10 years. However, if polyps are
noscopy. Please tell me I shouldn’t wor- sends pictures of the inside of the co- detected during your colonoscopy, able. These include CT colonography
ry about this exam. lon to a TV monitor. The exam takes your physician will recommend you (“virtual colonoscopy”), sigmoidos-
30 to 60 minutes. follow up within 1-5 years, depending copy and barium enema.
You definitely shouldn’t worry. I’ve on the type of polyp.
had the three major tests for colon During the procedure, a doctor CT colonography uses computed to-
cancer: sigmoidoscopy (very uncom- can remove most abnormal growths Now for the bad news. The prepara- mography (“CAT”) scanning, a mini-
fortable), the barium enema (a night- such as polyps with tiny tools passed tion for a colonoscopy is awful. mally invasive procedure. CT colo-
mare) and the colonoscopy. through the scope. Most polyps are nography is an alternative for patients
benign, but some can turn into can- Preparations vary. You take either who are at risk of complications from
I was given anesthesia for the colo- cer. By getting the polyps early, a colo- pills or liquids to purge the colon com- colonoscopy such as patients who are
noscopy and all I recall is getting on noscopy can avoid a major operation. pletely. You may need an enema. You frail. If a virtual colonoscopy finds
the examining table, feeling like I had will spend a lot of time on the throne. significant polyps, they have to be re-
a cocktail, and waking up in recovery Patients are given pain medication moved by conventional colonoscopy.
as rested as if I had a late-afternoon and a moderate sedative. Discuss seda- My doctor prescribed the liquids;
nap on the beach. tion with your doctor in advance. Peo- they taste awful and you have to drink Like a colonoscope, a 2-foot sig-
ple I know who’ve had the procedure a lot of them. Next time, I plan to ask if moidoscope is a slender, flexible,
The colon, or large bowel, is about a have experienced different degrees of I can take the pills. lighted tube with a tiny video camera
5-foot tube that connects the small in- alertness, recall and discomfort. linked to a monitor. In a sigmoidosco-
testine to the rectum. It removes water During the 24 hours before the py, the doctor inspects only the lower
and nutrients from digested food. After the exam, you might feel some exam, you have to drink only clear, parts of the colon.
cramping or gas, but it should stop with- nonalcoholic liquids. You can eat only
The colonoscopy is the gold-stan- in an hour. By the next day, you should soft foods such as Jell-O. And nothing A barium enema, or lower gastroin-
dard procedure for colon-cancer de- feel normal. You’ll probably need some- can be red because it could be con- testinal (GI) examination, is an X-ray
tection. The colonoscope is a slender, one to take you home because it takes a fused with blood. procedure. To make the intestine vis-
flexible, lighted tube with a video while for the sedative to wear off. ible on an X-ray image, the colon is
camera at its tip. The examining phy- Your diet may permit liquids up to filled with a contrast material contain-
If your initial colonoscopy is clear two to four hours before the exam. ing barium, a silver-white metal. 
My doctor required total abstinence

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Scott’s on Fifth: Seriously fine dining in Indialantic

[email protected]
Chicken Noodle Soup. Baked
An eclectic restaurant that you are Yellowtail Snapper.
likely to enjoy visiting is Scott’s on Fifth PHOTOS BY LEAH DUBOIS
in Indialantic. I welcome your comments,
nice chardonnary ran $115 before tax and encourage you to send feedback to
It’s fairly easy to miss this restau- and tip. me at [email protected]
rant, which is almost lost in a line of
shops near the seaside end of Route 192 In addition to fish and seafood, The reviewer dines anonymously at
(which doubles as Indialantic’s Fifth Scott’s menu offers a wide variety of restaurants at the expense of Vero Beach
Avenue). And to make matters even steak, veal, lamb and pasta dishes, 32963. 
more confusing, parking is behind the plus a range of creative appetizers and
restaurant – along with what actually tempting desserts. Burrata Salad. Scott’s on Fifth
serves as Scott’s front door.
Is this the best restaurant in Brevard RESTAURANT HOURS
But once through that door, you’re County? Hard to say. But it is an ex- Tuesday- Sunday,
in for a special dining experience. tremely pleasant place to dine, and the 5:30 p.m. to close
Fancy wall sconces, candles and crys- food we tried was excellent. BEVERAGES
tal chandeliers cast a soft glow off red Full bar
walls adorned with several large, bold ADDRESS
art works (and many smaller ones).
141 5th Ave., Indialantic, FL
The restaurant is cozy, but tables are PHONE
set a comfortable distance apart to al-
low guests to enjoy their conversation. 321-729-9779

The kitchen is a one-man show, with
everything prepared personally by Chef
Scott Earick, a former Italian soap opera
star and TV chef. Just this past spring,
Chef Scott was selected by the James
Beard Foundation to showcase his cu-
linary skills at an event in New York.

We chose our wine with the help of
veteran server Pepper, who seemed
intimately familiar with both the reg-
ular menu and the specials Chef Scott
was preparing that night.

He brought us a basket of warm
bread, we were very happy we took his
suggestion and ordered an extra dish of
freshly made pesto dip ($4) to go with it.

For starters, I decided to have that
evening’s special soup, chicken noo-
dle, and my husband ordered a Caesar
salad with anchovies ($9). The soup
was good though a bit unusual, tasting
less like chicken noodle and more like
a very light minestrone. My husband,
however, said his classic Caesar salad
was excellent.

Then for entrees, I settled on the
linguine vongole ($28.95) and my hus-
band went for the crispy yellowtail
snapper ($36.95).

The vongole was one of the best I have
ever had. Pepper told us Chef Scott had
recently been in Italy, and had brought
back the recipe from a chef friend. The
tender juicy clams were wonderful as
was the perfectly prepared linguine.

My husband’s baked yellowtail snap-
per was prepared with Chef Scott’s sig-
nature parmesan crumb crust. It was
adorned with chunks of lump crab-
meat – which in this case worked very
well – and was drizzled with a very
light lemon butter cream. Perfection.

We concluded our meal with a dou-
ble espresso ($5).

Our tab for dinner and a bottle of a

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Reference book shows how wine world keeps changing

STORY BY DAVE MCINTYRE she said. “Who’d have thought there many, which traditionally struggled to said, “the wine has to be good.”
The Washington Post would be a vineyard in Norway, or ripen grapes consistently, “was so hot The cover of the eighth edition says
thriving wine industries in Belgium, this year that some grapes were actu-
“Wine is the one thing we buy to eat [the Netherlands], Denmark, even ally sunburned.” “completely revised,” and there are
or drink where we can tell just from southern Sweden?” several new features. “Acknowledg-
looking at the label exactly which spot Our discussion at the Smithson- ing peoples’ short attention spans,
on the globe produced it,” says British Another aspect of climate change is ian focused on so much more, from we’ve got short summaries at the start
wine writer Jancis Robinson. “And if wildfires. Not just California, but Aus- changes in grape growing (organic, of each section,” Robinson concedes.
we look at the vintage – when; and at tralia, Chile and Portugal have expe- biodynamic) and winemaking (carbon Infographics give snippets of knowl-
the name of the producer – who. It’s rienced dramatic fires in recent years neutral) to the popularity of “natural” edge about grape varieties and other
geography in a bottle.” that have threatened their vineyards. wines, a trend about which she is, shall subjects. And new 3-D maps show the
“Smoke taint is a major science now,” we say, skeptical. contours of some regions in a more
Geography needs an atlas. And Robinson said. effective way than traditional terrain
because wine’s geography is chang- “You’ll remember when everyone markings on older-style maps.
ing dramatically, as the wine world’s Some regions have gained from cli- agreed on what was good in wine,
reach expands with advances in vi- mate change, but even those advan- back in the ’90s,” Robinson said. “Ev- The new edition is not a mere update
ticulture and changes in climate, it’s tages may be fleeting. Southern Eng- eryone was focusing on making copies of a seminal reference work first pub-
time for “The World Atlas of Wine, 8th land has become known for sparkling of French classics. The more oak, the lished in 1971. It is a complete make-
Edition” (Mitchell Beazley, October wine and attracted investment from better; the more alcohol, the better. over, a revitalized almanac of wine in a
2019, $65), written by Robinson and some famous champagne houses, but Nowadays, the paler, the tarter, the dynamic era. More than a snapshot of
Hugh Johnson. summer 2018 was so hot that the re- lower alcohol your red, the more it’s wine as we know it today, it is a projec-
gion “made some really quite drink- admired. In some ways, I think this tion of how it may develop in the next
This is an authoritative reference able still wines,” Robinson said. Ger- has gone too far.” Ideology aside, she few years – or even decades. 
wine lovers will want to explore, even
if they have invested in previous edi-

That description of wine’s mys-
tique, a large part of its appeal to ro-
mantics and poets throughout the
centuries, was uttered by Robinson
in an interview with me last month at
an event hosted by the Smithsonian
Associates. Robinson has taken over
primary authorship of the atlas since
she joined its masthead with the fifth
edition. In our conversation, she de-
scribed how this is the most dramatic
revision yet.

Wine lovers scrutinize each new ver-
sion for regions receiving recognition.

This year, British Columbia, Uru-
guay and Brazil receive their own sec-
tions, and Israel and Lebanon, lumped
together in previous editions, have
solo roles. There is also more specific-
ity – the Napa Valley section has a new
part on the St. Helena area, and “Bur-
gundy keeps filling in,” Robinson said.

But the more remarkable changes
reflect trends that started before the
2013 edition but really became nota-
ble since then. These include climate
change and a shift in consumer per-
ceptions of wine, as well as changes in
the way information is presented and
consumed in the new tech era.

“The effect of a changing climate
was not something we could ignore,”
Robinson said in a particularly Brit-
ish locution. The book’s front section,
in previous editions given to basic in-
formation about wine appreciation,
now includes a discussion of climate
change, including a graph showing
harvest start dates in Chateauneuf-
du-Pape moving from late September
and early October around 1950 to the
beginning of September in 2000.

“The whole shape of the wine world
has been expanding toward the poles,”

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A mandoline slices faster and easier than a knife

STORY BY BECKY KRYSTAL adding one more tool to your crowded or lumpy vegetables, it can help to start that feel like they’re a strain,” Merker
The Washington Post kitchen, don’t beat yourself up, espe- by creating a flat surface, so don’t hesi- says. Potatoes are an obvious choice,
cially if you have a food processor at tate to use a knife to slice off one edge. as are radishes, fennel, beets and win-
In the kitchen, I think tools gener- your disposal. ATK suggests halving large items if ter squash. It’s helpful for softer foods
ally fall into two categories: must- necessary and says it’s safer and stur- that you still might want a thin slice on,
haves and nice-to-haves. Must-haves Safety. It’s easy to be intimidated by a dier to put the food on a cutting board including pears, zucchini, cucumber,
possess wide appeal across the board. mandoline, but “if used the right way, it and then press the guard onto it, rather onions and even citrus.
They’re things it would be hard to do can be safe,” Merker says. She suspects than pointing the prongs up and push-
much cooking without – a chef’s knife, a lot of people ditch the hand guard as ing the food onto them. Stay away from softer foods that are
skillet, saucepan and a variety of other soon as they get the mandoline. Not a more likely to be crushed than sliced,
utilitarian pieces. Nice-to-haves be- good idea. “It’s not worth losing your What to use it for. “I really want to use such as tomatoes. Mandolines are not
gin edging into that gray area where fingertips,” she says. Hand guards do the mandoline for harder vegetables always the most efficient tool for slic-
they’re essential for some people but just that: Protect your paws from the ing, either. 
not others. Or maybe they do a job that blades. They securely hold the food so
you can accomplish another way but a you can focus on your slicing motion. Fine Dining, Elevated
lot faster or easier. If you’ve lost you guard or don’t feel it
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move the produce over it. slicing on a mandoline is to have the
mandoline handle facing you, Merker
“I think they definitely have their says. That way you can push the veg-
place,” says Kate Merker, chief food di- etables away from you and take advan-
rector of Good Housekeeping and sev- tage of your natural momentum. Don’t
eral of its sister publications at Hearst. slice side to side. If you want uniform
slices, which is pretty much the whole
If you’re considering whether to buy point, be sure you apply even pressure
one, or just want to know how to safely to the vegetable. Especially with firm
use the mandoline you already have,
read on.

What to look for. Be sure you find
something durable. Good Housekeep-
ing recently tested a bunch and prob-
ably held about 20, Merker says. Some
were just “not hefty enough,” she says.
Wobbly, unstable mandolines are not
only inefficient but also potentially
dangerous. They should also be able to
hold up to firm pressure and, of course,
firm vegetables. And if they don’t slice
cleanly, there’s absolutely no point.

Some models include a foot that
lets you stand the mandoline on the
counter. Others, such as the no-frills
Benriner that Merker likes, are shaped
like a paddle with only a handle. That
makes it easier to slice directly into
a bowl. Think about the cuts you’re
most likely to use. Blades that do juli-
enne and waffle cuts are available on
certain brands. If you’re mostly in it for
the thin slices, Merker recommends
something like the Kyocera.

Why you might not need one. If you
have patience and a sharp knife, you
may not feel the need to buy a man-
doline. If you don’t mind slightly un-
even or thicker slices of vegetables, you
can live without it. If the thought of
your hand in proximity to a very sharp
blade is something you cannot wrap
your head around, or you can’t fathom

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Please send calendar information 11|12 Swingtime presents a New
at least two weeks prior to your Year’s Eve Gala Dinner and
Dance from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the Hilton
event to Rialto, 200 Rialto Place, Melbourne. Music will
[email protected] be provided by a 22-member with vocalists Sally
Hart and Len Fallen. Tickets are $125 and more
ONGOING information can be found at http://www.mel- Call 321-339-7705
for details.

Satellite Beach Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 5 Nov. 16 | Fourth Annual Downtown Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. 14 Submissions for The 14th annual juried
p.m. Thursdays at Pelican Beach Park on A1A. exhibition, 100% Pure Florida, are due
16 Dunkin’ Donuts presents the Indialan- goon. Tickets are $100 and more information for the February 2020 exhibit. The competition
Melbourne Beach Rotary Club meets at 7:30 tic Turkey Trot Car, truck and bike show. can be found at is open to all Florida artists, 18 years of age and
a.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month All cars, trucks and bikes welcome regardless of older with no subject limitation. Cash prizes and
at Oceanside Pizza, 300 Ocean Avenue, Suite 6, make and model. Free show. For more informa- 23 Sunshine Law workshop offered by exhibition awards available. For more informa-
Melbourne Beach. tion, please call Bill Antonetz at 321-725-3648. The League of Women Voters of the tion please visit: https://fifthavenueartgallery.
Space Coast at the Suntree Country Club from com/call-for-art/
NOVEMBER 16 Benefit Gala 2019 at Greenwood Place 8:30 a.m. until noon. For more information,
to benefit both the Parkinson’s Sup- contact Terry LaPLante at [email protected] 17 Skydiving Santa’s of Cocoa Beach will
16 Brevard Ballet Youth Company will be port Group of Brevard and the Melbourne City com or call 321-610-1578. host an event from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
hosting a Nutcracker Ball Fundraiser Ballet Theatre. Dance selections from Swan at the Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier.
from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m. at the Tortoise Island Lake, refreshments and auctions. Tickets are $55 DECEMBER
Clubhouse in Satellite Beach. The ball will fea- per person or $90 per couple. For more informa- 30 Fifth Avenue Art Gallery will be host-
ture a ballet performance, casino tables, a DJ, tion visit BenefitGAla2019.eventbrite. 6 The Swingtime Ensemble of the Mel- ing Florida artist Brett Pigon through
raffles and more. Tickets are $50 for singles and bourne Municipal Band will be hosting a February 1 as the featured solo artist. Journey
$90 for couples. 23 “Love Our Lagoon Foodie and Wine “Holiday Dance” featuring big band music at the in Landscapes is a body of work based on Brett’s
Tasting Benefit” at Djon’s Steak and Melbourne Auditorium from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. recent travels. The exhibit will open on Decem-
16 Fourth Annual Downtown Melbourne Lobster House from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Food, Tickets are $12 and reserved seating is available ber 30 with a First Friday Opening Reception on
Food and Wine Festival, 5 p.m. to 9 drinks, artisan rain barrel auction. Event to raise at Jan. 3, 2020, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
p.m. in Historic Downtown Melbourne. Tick- money for the well-being of the Indian River La-
ets $25 to $100 at Email 31 Swingtime presents “A Salute to Big
[email protected] Vocalists and Groups” starting at 7:30
at Melbourne Auditorium, Hibiscus Blvd. Dance
16 Melbourne City Ballet Theater pres- to music by a 20-member Big Band and vocal-
ents a sneak-peak performance of ists Len Fallen and Sally Hart. Tickets are not
Swan Lake with a gala, hors d’oeuvres, music, required, and the event is free. For more infor-
refreshments, silent and live auction and raffle. mation, please visit http://www.melbournemu-
The fundraiser will benefit the Brevard Parkin- Call 321-339-7705 for details.
son’s Support Group and the Melbourne City
Ballet Theater. JANUARY

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situated near famous surf spot

9515 S State Road A1A: 4-bedroom, 3-bath, 2-story, 3,093-square-foot home
offered for $1,475,000 by Treasure Coast Sotheby’s International Realty’s Dave Settgast: 321-543-1187

34 Thursday, November 14, 2019 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly


Marvelous MelBeach home situated near famous surf spot

STORY BY GEORGE WHITE STAFF WRITER has an oversized jetted tub, shower, coastal AC system designed to better
[email protected] twin vanity sinks and walk-in closet. withstand the salt air environment,
energy-efficient Icynene insulation, an
The four-bedroom, three-bath, The first floor, also with a double- attached two-car garage, storm shut-
two-story home at 9515 State Road glass-door entrance, has a large family ters and high impact windows, a gated
A1A on Brevard’s beautiful barrier room and three bedrooms, including entry with paver driveway and a high-
island is located at the iconic “Span- one that is being used by the seller as a end security system.
ish House” surf spot and is the first home office.
beachfront residential property Longtime Brevard resident and So-
north of Sebastian Inlet. Outside, there is a fully-equipped theby’s real estate agent Dave Sett-
summer kitchen located under a Bra- gast said he’s been hearing about
Not the original namesake home, zilian Cherry deck just steps from a “Spanish House” as an outstanding
this version, built in 1987, nevertheless dune crossover. surf spot since he first began to surf
visually fits the moniker with Mediter-
ranean-style architecture inside and The home has a tile roof, newer
out. Completely renovated in 2005,
the split-floor plan oceanfront home
has 3,093 square feet under air, 3,534
square feet under roof.

Starting with the gated entry and
mature and meticulously maintained
landscape, the home fits into and
looks awesome in its natural sur-
roundings. Entry to the home is via
double stained-glass doors on the sec-
ond-floor level at the top of an attrac-
tive set of steps with decorative tile.

High-end interior details include so-
lar tube skylights, a non-wood-burn-
ing fireplace and hearth, built-in shelf
systems, arches separating the rooms,
crown molding and extensive tile work.

The second floor, which includes the
formal living room and formal dining
room, is filled with natural light from
windows and glass doors that open
onto covered balconies.

The eat-in gourmet kitchen has
top-of-the-line appliances with rus-
tic finish granite countertops, a walk-
in pantry with custom cabinetry, and
a wine cooler.

The master bedroom suite, also lo-
cated on the second floor, features
high-impact glass doors that open onto
a balcony. The master bathroom suite

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, November 14, 2019 35


at age 8. He vividly recalls getting to frontage and is surrounded by nature ONE SOTHEBY’S ONE Sotheby’s and floated the idea
the iconic beach down a jungle-like preserve on both sides, Settgast said. of an acquisition, pointing out how
trail near his current listing. CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 well it would fit into the larger com-
“If you look at the aerial photo of the pany’s expansion plans.
“So many surfers have memories of property you notice that across the “Treasure Coast’s knowledge
running down that trail and coming street is a marina, so you could keep of the Vero Beach and Melbourne ONE Sotheby’s had acquired five
out to some of the best waves in our a boat there or rent a boat and you’re market is second to none, and we brokerages in the past several years
area,’’ he said. just minutes from open ocean. The couldn’t have found a better affiliate prior to the Thorpes’ business,
inlet under good conditions has water to strengthen our forces and expand steadily pushing north along the
Besides the surfing, the home has really turquoise and clear. This is the our presence north,” ONE Sotheby’s coast from Miami to Stuart. Bringing
strong potential for short-term rentals last house before Sebastian Inlet and President Daniel de la Vega said. Treasure Coast Sotheby’s into the
because of its location near an inlet that always will be,’’ he said. fold extended operations 100 miles
offers world-class fishing and connects For Michael and Kimberly Thorpe, further up the coast.
the lagoon with the Atlantic Ocean. This awesome island home is listed co-owner-brokers at the local Sothe-
The house also boasts 80 feet of ocean for $1,475,000.  by’s, the transaction allows them to “We are Miami to Melbourne now,”
pass the business they created on to Koval told the Melbourne Beachsider
VITAL STATISTICS a highly successful and like-minded last week.
9515 S STATE ROAD A1A, MELBOURNE BEACH company they believe will continue
to grow the business and help its 100 Mike Thorpe says he reached out
Bedrooms: 4 bedrooms • Bathrooms: 3 full bathrooms or so agents and other employees to ONE Sotheby’s because “after 28
Year built: 1987 • Acreage: Lot size: 30,492 square feet, 0.7 acres achieve increased success. years as a broker and business owner,
Square footage: 3,093 square feet under air, 3,534 square feet under roof I was ready for a different lifestyle.”
Treasure Coast’s two offices, one
Construction: concrete block • Exterior finish: stucco in Vero and one in Melbourne Beach, When he told Kim Thorpe what he
Roof: tile • Floor: carpet, tile, wood will continue to operate in the same was thinking, she was resistant at
locations under the ONE Sotheby’s first. “She is younger and hasn’t been
Features: Eat-in island kitchen with breakfast bar and walk-in pantry, solar name. The Thorpes will be part of the a business owner as long and was
tube sky lights, non-wood-burning fireplace, master bathroom suite with merged business as broker associates, still enjoying managing our market-
oversized jetted bathtub, shower, double vanity sinks, walk-in closet, summer shifting their focus from business op- ing department and building a busi-
kitchen, balconies, outdoor shower, storm shutters, high-impact windows. erations to listing and selling homes, ness and being part of the team, so I
something they did successfully had to regroup and approach it from
Rooms: family room, formal dining room, living room, laundry while owning the brokerage but will another angle,” Mike Thorpe said.
Listing agency: Treasure Coast Sotheby’s International Realty, 301 Ocean now have more time and energy for.
“She loves to travel, so when I tried
Ave., Melbourne Beach. “It is the best possible affiliation again, I presented it as an opportu-
Listing agents: Dave Settgast, 321 543-1187 we could ever imagine on all levels,” nity for us to travel more together,
said Mike Thorpe, who put the deal which we haven’t been able to do
Listing price: $1,475,000 in motion a year ago when he called much of in recent years.”


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Real Estate Sales on South Brevard island: Nov. 1 to Nov. 7

The real estate market started November with another solid week in ZIP codes 32951, 32903 and 32937.
Satellite Beach led the way with 8 transactions, followed by Indialantic with 5, and Indian Harbour Beach
and Melbourne Beach reporting 4 each.
Our featured sale this week was of a riverfront residence in Melbourne Beach. The home at 2180 South
River Road was placed on the market Feb. 20 with an asking price of $899,000. The asking price more
recently was $749,000. The sale closed on Nov. 5 for $723,000.
The seller in the transaction was represented by Maria Malinowska of Coldwell Banker Paradise. The
purchaser was represented by Shannon Lorow and Patricia Halpin of Salt Water Realty.


NONE 5215 S HIGHWAY A1A HWY 7/24/2019 $1,150,000 $1,150,000 11/1/2019 $332,000
GRAVES PLAT OF MELBO 421 AVENUE A AVE 9/28/2019 $499,000 $499,000 11/1/2019
RICHARDS SUBD 320 RICHARDS RD 9/20/2019 $350,000 $350,000 11/6/2019 $1,450,000
SALES FOR 32903 $473,000

ROSSERS PLAT OF EAU 1945 N HIGHWAY A1A N 11/2/2018 $1,630,000 $1,595,000 11/1/2019 $455,000
OCEAN SD VIL P3 RPLT 521 OCEANSIDE BLVD 8/8/2019 $539,000 $519,000 11/5/2019 $425,000
RIO VILLA NORTH P1 541 RIO BELLO CORTE 5/31/2019 $490,000 $479,000 11/1/2019 $333,447


OCEAN WALK CONDO 2225 HIGHWAY A1A 808 4/6/2019 $475,000 $475,000 11/7/2019
INWOOD ISLES SUBD 501 INWOOD LN 4/25/2019 $460,000 $427,000 11/6/2019
MONTECITO PHASE 1B 92 CLEMENTE DR 4/29/2019 $314,990 $333,447 11/5/2019

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 35 and by their joint participation in the ing the onset of the biggest property She listed $17 million her first year,
Sotheby’s network and brand. downturn in history, which gives her when many agents were leaving the
“We’ve actually have had to take sep- and the Thorpes something else be- business in despair, and sold $20 mil-
arate vacations so one of us could be “Mayi bleeds the blue of the Sothe- sides the Sotheby’s brand in common. lion her second year.
here to take care of the business,” said by’s brand, the same as we do,” says
Kim Thorpe, who added that she had Kim Thorpe. Mike Thorpe started in real estate “If you can survive those kinds of be-
a “turnaround” in her thinking partly as an agent at Norris & Company on ginnings, you are almost guaranteed
because of the lure of travel but even Koval says ONE Sotheby’s agents the barrier island in 1979, a hyperin- to thrive in good times,” Koval said.
more so because “listing and selling in Vero and Melbourne Beach will flationary period during which inter-
homes is my passion, and now we will benefit from the company’s greater That was the case with both com-
be able to really concentrate on that.” “operational capacity,” including a est rates topped 20 percent, making panies.
much larger marketing department, it very difficult for buyers to finance
Mike Thorpe, too, said he recently more sophisticated technology and a home purchases. He quickly became Treasure Coast Sotheby’s did about
has found a renewed passion for the wider network of offices to generate a top producer despite the financing $100 million in business in 2009, the
basic business of real estate, meeting referrals. challenges and went on to start his year before Kim Thorpe became a
people and making deals. own brokerage 10 years later. partner, and between them the cou-
“ONE Sotheby’s sets the standard in ple, who later married, more than
Even while running their busi- luxury real estate and we are thrilled Kim Thorpe got her real estate li- quadrupled sales over the next nine
ness the Thorpes consistently ranked to bring their tools and resources to cense in 2009, and went to work at years, handling approximately $450
in the top 1 percent of agents in the our agents, sellers and buyers on the Mike’s brokerage during the same million in real estate transactions in
county, and Kim Thorpe said their Treasure and Space Coasts,” said Kim tough downturn Mayi de la Vega 2018, according to Mike Thorpe.
personal sales numbers are up 50 Thorpe. “We would not have wanted faced and became Mike’s business
percent compared to last year, but to be acquired by any other company.” partner in 2010 when it was still un- During the same period, Mayi de
both want to do more. clear how deep the real estate reces- la Vega and her son Daniel de la Vega
Kelly Martin, whose brokerage sion would be or if it would ever end. built a business from uncertain be-
As fellow Sotheby’s brokers, the de in Stuart was acquired by ONE So- ginnings that did $2.5 billion in sales
la Vegas and Thorpes had known each theby’s two years ago, and who is in 2018 and is running about 10 per-
other for a decade before beginning managing broker for the company’s cent above that number so far this
the acquisition process, which got offices in Jupiter, Palm Beach Gar- year, not counting any sales related
serious over the summer when Koval dens and Stuart, will be the broker of to the Treasure Coast acquisition, ac-
and ONE Sotheby’s chief financial of- record for the former Treasure Coast cording to Koval.
ficer began to look at the details of the Sotheby’s offices.
Thorpes’ business and figure out how Besides its main multibillion-dollar
to fit the two companies together. “She is the perfect person for this, residential real estate business, One
having just gone through the acquisi- Sotheby’s also has a huge new devel-
The complex undertaking was tion process herself and come out the opment wing that controls $3.1 billion
made easier by the long acquain- other side to have her best and most in preconstruction and new construc-
tance, the respect and admiration for profitable year ever,” said Koval. tion listings, according to the compa-
each other’s business practices and ny’s website. Koval could not provide
success that both families express, ONE Sotheby’s was founded by a sales figure for that division. 
Mayi de la Vega in Miami in 2008, dur-

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Here are some of the top recent barrier island sales.

Subdivision: None, Address: 5215 S Highway A1A Hwy Subdivision: Richards Subd, Address: 320 Richards Rd

Listing Date: 7/24/2019 Listing Date: 9/20/2019
Original Price: $1,150,000 Original Price: $350,000
Recent Price: $1,150,000 Recent Price: $350,000
Sold: 11/1/2019 Sold: 11/6/2019
Selling Price: $1,000,000 Selling Price: $332,000
Listing Agent: Wahkuna Vega-Farrell Listing Agent: Kaili Lamb &
Leigh Hinton
Selling Agent: Earl A. Hollis, Inc. Selling Agent:
Blue Marlin Real Estate
Michael Grayson
Gregory Zimmerman
Endless Summer Real Estate
Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Intl

Subdivision: Rossers Plat Of Eau, Address: 1945 N Highway A1A N Subdivision: Ocean Walk Condo, Address: 2225 Highway A1A 808

Listing Date: 11/2/2018 Listing Date: 4/6/2019
Original Price: $1,630,000 Original Price: $475,000
Recent Price: $1,595,000 Recent Price: $475,000
Sold: 11/1/2019 Sold: 11/7/2019
Selling Price: $1,450,000 Selling Price: $455,000
Listing Agent: Frances Hadjilogiou & Listing Agent: Rita Soni
Susan Lewis
Selling Agent: Selling Agent: Vista Florida Realty LLC
RE/MAX Elite
Bridget Sentz
Not Provided
RE/MAX Elite
Not Provided

38 Thursday, November 14, 2019 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly


Here are some of the top recent barrier island sales.

Subdivision: Graves Plat Of Melbo, Address: 421 Avenue A Ave Subdivision: Rio Villa North P1, Address: 541 Rio Bello Corte

Listing Date: 9/28/2019 Listing Date: 5/31/2019
Original Price: $499,000 Original Price: $490,000
Recent Price: $499,000 Recent Price: $479,000
Sold: 11/1/2019 Sold: 11/1/2019
Selling Price: $510,000 Selling Price: $473,000
Listing Agent: Laura Boles Listing Agent: Katharine Burnette

Selling Agent: National Realty of Brevard Selling Agent: Keller Williams Realty,Brevard

Kalli Kamholz Taylor Darby

Hart To Hart Real Estate, Inc. RE/MAX Elite

WATERFRONTBREVARD.COM Subdivision: Coral Reef, Address: 1177 N Highway A1A 402

HOMES IN THE SANCTUARY! Listing Date: 5/28/2019
Original Price: $525,000
JUST LISTED! Recent Price: $500,000
Sold: 11/1/2019
Selling Price: $462,500
Listing Agent: DeWayne Carpenter &
Kirk Kessel
Selling Agent:
Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc

DeWayne Carpenter

Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc

505 Sanderling Dr, Indialantic · $635,000 Subdivision: Ocean Sd Vil P3 Rplt, Address: 521 Oceanside Blvd
4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms · 3,430 SF
Foyer with 22ft ceilings, huge patio & pool, fully renovated! Listing Date: 8/8/2019
Original Price: $539,000
Sheri Hufnagel 321.501.4243 Recent Price: $519,000
Sold: 11/5/2019
PRICE IMPROVEMENT! Selling Price: $510,000
Listing Agent: Cindy Lee
842 Sanderling Dr, Indialantic · $554,000
4 Bedrooms PLUS Office, 3 Bathrooms · 2,727 SF Selling Agent: Dreyer & Associates R.E. Grp.
Stunning pool, spacious master suite, beautifully renovated!
John Fallon
David Curri 321.890.9911
Coldwell Banker Res. R.E.
PRIVATE SHOWING! Subdivision: Inwood Isles Subd, Address: 501 Inwood Ln

David Curri Broker/Owner Listing Date: 4/25/2019
Original Price: $460,000
321.890.9911 Recent Price: $427,000
Sold: 11/6/2019 Selling Price: $425,000
Listing Agent: Mary Troilo
[email protected]
Selling Agent: Triad Realty LLC
2 Offices to Serve You!
• 325 Fifth Ave, Indialantic Mary Troilo
• Downtown Eau Gallie Arts District
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