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County: Contractors must use Anticipation soaring for new
E-Verify to vet employees. ‘Symphony Youth Orchestra.’
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Famed activist Erin Brockovich addresses a sold-out gathering at the Kingdom Wisdom Gate Worship Center in Satellite Beach. PHOTOS: JULIAN LEEK STORIES BY HENRY A. STEPHENS CORRESPONDENT
BROCKOVICH PUSHES MESSAGE OF EMPOWERMENT
Brevard County commis-
STORY BY GEORGE WHITE STAFF WRITER visit Satellite Beach last Saturday Brockovich and local government sioners caught criticism last
[email protected] to report on an intensive study of officials – a dustup that helped week from a trio of women
the local issues and to spread her pack a room full of 350 ticketed who accused them of ignor-
Satellite Beach area contamina- life-long message of community and invited guests at the King- ing the needs of the poor and
tion issues, and the alarming sus- empowerment. dom Gate Worship Center adja- homeless as they considered
pected link to a growing number cent to City Hall. The gathering County Manager Frank Ab-
of cancer cases, attracted environ- The visit came after controver- bate’s $1.3 billion spending
mental activist Erin Brockovich to sy ignited via Facebook between CONTINUED ON PAGE 5 plan for the fiscal year which
began Oct. 1.
“It’s shocking to see we no
longer care for the poor in our
community and that things are
as bad as they are,” said Gail
Meredith, of Satellite Beach.
“And public transportation is a
complete joke here.”
Elizabeth Adams, of Titus-
ville, told of people who need
the county’s Space Coast Tran-
sit Authority buses having to
urge strangers to give them
rides because there was no bus
to meet their emergencies.
CONTINUED ON PAGE 4
Deputy crashes into parked MelBeach patrol car NEW MIDDLE SCHOOL EYED IN VIERA
AS COMMUNITY TO ADD 6,000 HOMES
STORY BY JENNIFER TORRES CORRESPONDENT
STORY BY JAN WESNER CHILDS CORRESPONDENT surrounding neighborhoods,
Melbourne Beach Police De- including possibly Delaura
partment, which already had one The School Board has asked Middle School.
patrol car out of commission due for an expedited report on
to a freak fire last month, is now plans to build more elementa- School Board member Matt
down two vehicles after a crash ry schools and a middle school Susin asked Superintendent
last week just outside Gemini El- in the Viera area. Mark Mullins to present the re-
ementary School. port at the board’s Oct. 9 meet-
The intent is to take the
As students settled in for class stress off schools that current- CONTINUED ON PAGE 4
ly serve students in Viera and
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2 Thursday, October 4, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
County: Contractors must use E-Verify to vet employees
STORIES BY HENRY A. STEPHENS CORRESPONDENT That onus will be on the contractors,” 18 to adopt the new rule. Vice Chair- a district that includes Melbourne
[email protected] Darling said last week. “But they al- woman Kristine Isnardi was absent. Beach and unincorporated areas south
ready screen their employees through to the Sebastian Inlet.
Steven Darling Jr., manager of the any of various other (private sector) Commissioner John Tobia made the
Brevard County Purchasing Division, methods.” motion, his third foray into immigra- E-Verify.gov describes its free Inter-
hasn’t heard from any contractors tion issues normally addressed by the net-based service, a product of the U.S.
complaining about the county’s new The main thing the County Com- federal government. Department of Homeland Security, as
requirement that they use the federal mission requires now, as an amend- comparing information – which an
E-Verify system to vet their employ- ment of its procurement policy, is that “I just think all workers should be le- employer would enter, using a pro-
ees’ legal working status before they contractors specifically use E-Verify to gal,” he said. “Hiring illegal immigrants spective employee’s Form I-9, Employ-
can do a county job. vet their employees. destroys business for those other com- ment Eligibility Verification – to re-
panies who do work for the county.” cords available to Homeland Security
“We won’t be screening anyone. Commissioners voted 4-0 on Sept.
Tobia, of Grant-Valkaria, represents
Beach safety gears up with $3.5K grant
Satellite Beach firefighter/paramedics PHOTO: BENJAMIN THACKER
Nick Walsh and Darron Pelecki wrote the
successful proposal for a $3,500 grant. the successful proposal for a $3,500
grant for miscellaneous water rescue
STORY BY GEORGE WHITE STAFF WRITER safety gear.
Items to be purchased with the mon-
Satellite Beach Fire Department’s ey include equipment for each of about
water rescue unit has received a $3,500 seven total team members such as bins,
grant through Surfing’s Evolution and vests, wet suits, Pelecki said. “We have
Preservation Foundation, founded in the four-wheeler and the jet ski. It was
July 2008 by Ron and Lynne DiMenna. time to start getting some more sup-
plies. This gets us established.”
Ron DiMenna, founder and owner of
Ron Jon Surf Shop, was inducted into The Satellite Beach grant proposal
the East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame in was a good fit for the foundation, said
1998. foundation administrator Stacey Kirby.
In May 2010, the Endless Summer “A part of our charitable focus is to
Specialty License plate, created by the provide funds to support beach safety –
foundation, went on sale in Florida. we were happy to provide funds to sup-
Proceeds from the sale of the plate and port our first responders in their mis-
related merchandise are a source of sion to ensure the safety of our citizens
foundation grant funding. The grants and visitors.” Kirby said.
are focused on keeping the beaches safe
and healthy by supporting the programs Surfing’s Evolution and Preserva-
and events of other organizations that tion Foundation also provides funds
support beaches/oceans and promote for the provision of lifeguards on high-
education on beach safety, coastal pol- risk beaches and funds to organizations
lution and beach ecology, according to that house the history and artifacts of
the foundation website. surfing to promote the sport through
exhibits, lectures and events.
Satellite Beach firefighter/paramed-
ics Darron Pelecki and Nick Walsh wrote
Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, October 4, 2018 3
and the Social Security Administration. staff had already vetted new employ- Merritt Island. Barfield is president ernment require it. It’s the right thing
That comparison confirms whether ees through E-Verify, County Attorney of the Rockledge-based international to do.”
the prospective employee is eligible to Eden Bentley said. And those contrac- health contractor Luke & Associates,
work in the United States. tors getting paid by federal or state Inc. and said that company uses E- In about a month, Tobia plans to ex-
grants also used the service. Verify. He seconded Tobia’s motion. tend the E-Verify requirement to pri-
Gov. Rick Scott required state agen- “It’s really absurd that Brevard County vate employers – so any company that
cies that report to him to use E-Verify But it wasn’t in use for contractors doesn’t automatically incorporate it,” needs a county business license will
in an executive order on May 27, 2011. getting county money. And that was he said. “The state and federal gov- have to vet its employees through E-
odd to Commissioner Jim Barfield, of Verify.
County Manager Frank Abbate’s
4 Thursday, October 4, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
COUNTY BUDGET DECISIONS woman Rita Pritchett, of Titusville, DEPUTY CRASHES INTO PATROL CAR PHOTO: JULIAN LEEK
said the commission is more willing
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 to help people help themselves with CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Melbourne Beach Town Manager Rob-
jobs than to give people handouts. ert Daniels. “The vehicle is awaiting an
Sara Ann Conkling, of Cocoa, on Monday, Sept. 24, a passing Brevard inspection by our insurance appraiser.”
pointed to the Community Action She pointed to the county’s suc- County Sheriff’s Deputy lost control of
Agency budget being cut in half, or cess in bringing in Blue Origin, Em- his vehicle, hitting two signs, before Melbourne Beach Police Chief Mela-
by $185,000. She said it could mean breair and other companies, some crashing into an unoccupied Mel- nie Griswold was taking a few days off
200 families left homeless. of which she said will train local job- bourne Beach patrol car parked just to celebrate her birthday when she was
seekers who don’t have aviation skills outside the school. No one was injured notified of the accident.
“I’m concerned you five wonderful to fill their openings. in the incident.
people, whom I like very much per- Of the vehicle situation, Griswold
sonally, just don’t care enough for the “We still do a lot of outreach,” she Lieutenant Kim Montes, Public Af- said “each department has its chal-
poor and disenfranchised citizens to said. “I don’t mind helping people fairs Officer for the Florida Highway lenges, so we will adapt and overcome
use public money to care for them,” who can’t help themselves. But I Patrol (FHP), said the deputy became this too. We are only down two vehicles
she said. don’t want to help people who just ill while he was driving and was trans- and we will manage just fine.”
won’t help themselves.” ported from the accident to the hospi-
The new budget is a 10.25 percent tal for the illness – not an injury from For Griswold, she’s just thankful the
increase from the $1.17 billion bud- The $1.3 billion budget calls for the crash. He was later released in good children were safely in class, the patrol
get the commission approved last $148.6 million in property taxes, up condition. vehicle was unoccupied, and the dep-
fall. Half of the increase comes from from $143.2 million this year. uty wasn’t hurt.
$60 million in revenue from the half- The illness has not been disclosed.
cent sales tax for Indian River La- For the barrier island, the com- “FHP conducted the investigation “I was so glad to hear that no one
goon cleanup projects. bined tentative tax rates to support and we are awaiting their report,” said was seriously injured,” Griswold said.
the general fund, the Library Dis- “This accident has not interrupted our
So the money is there to help, trict, the Mosquito Control District, day to day operation or how we main-
Conkling said. And if commission- and the Environmentally Endan- tain the safety of our town.”
ers don’t use it to help, she added, it gered Lands management and debt
must mean they don’t care to help service add up to about $4.69 for ev-
the vulnerable. ery $1,000 in taxable property value.
That’s a 6.2 percent drop from $5 this
“I want politicians who are willing year.
to do the right thing, even if it means
political courage and it costs them The typical home on the barrier is-
re-election to do it,” she said. land is valued at $227,000, according
to the county Property Appraiser’s
Nobody responded to the wom- Office. Subtracting $50,000 in home-
en’s concerns. Instead, commission- stead exemption, that home would
ers moved on to approve the budget be taxed at $830 to support the five
in a series of 5-0 votes for its various taxing units. That’s a 6.2 percent de-
components. crease from $885 the current year.
Following the meeting, Chair-
NEW SCHOOL FOR VIERA? most in 2022-23 where Delaura would Even without taking into account a nedy Middle School and Charter Viera
be at or near capacity,” Susin said in a larger population in Viera, Delaura’s en- School, which serve the bulk of seventh
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 phone interview Friday. rollment is projected to grow to about and eighth graders in Viera proper.
950 by 2023. Susin attributed that to new
ing. Susin made the request after The Vi- Delaura’s boundaries stretch across housing being built in Satellite Beach “It’s still all not firmed up,” board
era Company announced plans to build the north side of Pineda Causeway to and the fact that parents purposely seek member Tina Descovich said. “There
6,000 more homes in the planned com- Interstate 95. A portion of the school’s out desirable neighborhoods with high- were a lot of options thrown out on the
munity near I-95 and Wickham Road. service zone also stretches through er-rated schools. table. One of the many options is a mid-
Suntree to the north of Wickham Road. dle school over there.”
While Delaura wasn’t specifically “Those two areas right now are
mentioned in Susin’s request, he said The school has 819 students enrolled beachside and Viera,” Susin said. Mullins is expected to present his
a new middle school could help take this year. Of those, Susin said 309 come report at the Oct. 9 School Board meet-
pressure off the school in the future. from the mainland. It’s not clear yet how the boundaries ing. Meetings are open to the public
might change if a middle school is built and start at 5:30 p.m. The agenda can
“Delaura’s enrollment is increasing at “We spend half a million dollars a in Viera, or how any changes might af- be viewed one week ahead of time at
the same time that Viera’s (population) year to bus those kids, 11 buses, across fect students who currently attend Ken- eagendatoc.brevardschools.org.
is increasing, creating Armageddon al- the causeway,” Susin said.
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ERIN BROCKOVICH they have become known at local City Barker (no relation), director of Bre- ney Barker said. Neither spoke or asked
Council meetings for speaking up and vard County Natural Resources Man- a question.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 getting gaveled out. agement, as South Patrick Shores is
unincorporated Brevard County. Through her activism, Brockovich
was tense at first, with various activist Sitting toward the back of the room helped win a case against Pacific Gas
groups sitting together to show soli- was Satellite Beach City Manager “I told them I would be here if they and Electric Co., inspiring the name-
darity. There were many longtime resi- Courtney Barker, who was initially wanted to ask me anything or speak. I sake 2000 movie for which Julia Roberts
dents, several who proudly announced criticized by Brockovich, and Virginia wasn’t invited so I got a ticket,’’ Court-
CONTINUED ON PAGE 6
6 Thursday, October 4, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
ERIN BROCKOVICH But onstage at the Kingdom Gate and-answer period, most officers were speak out. I’m not here to talk about
Worship Center, Brockovich started by signaled to leave. politics. This isn’t about right or left.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 5 saying she was in town simply to teach This is about right or wrong and that’s
the community how to work together Showing her compassion, Brockov- how I see it. Politics should not play in
won an Oscar for best actress. Remain- toward positive change. ich consistently spoke personally and our clean water and our health, how
ing active worldwide since, Brockovich reverently to cancer survivors who we get information and how we speak
has shared her message of empower- There was a noted police presence were sitting in a special section. Those out,” she said.
ment, first slowly via email and now early on, with several Satellite Beach survivors include Dr. Julie Greenwalt,
gaining momentum through Face- officers watching the crowd to quell an oncologist and cancer survivor who “What I’ve learned in working with
book, which she recommends as a way any disruptions, though none really helped spearhead the successful effort the communities, they can handle the
for local groups and individuals to be materialized. One attendee was es- to collect information on cancer in the truth. What they can’t handle is the
heard by the agencies that can make a corted out for walking in front of the Satellite Beach area. lies.”
difference. This weekend Brockovich’s crowd and holding up a cellphone to
tour of Florida took her from Satellite shoot video, and would not comply “I want to assure you: Superman’s Without shared information and en-
Beach to St. Lucie County and the Ev- when asked to stop. There were no ar- not coming. I’m not here to save the couragement, “you can’t make the right
erglades, and to areas plagued by toxic rests or reports of trouble. As the meet- day, but there’s a room full of people choices and right decisions for you and
red tides and fish kills. ing wound down during the question- that can, and that is you when you your families,” Brockovich said.
come together in your community and
She recalled that her involvement
began after noticing that children were
sick in her town and thinking it was
odd. “I kept thinking, what if I saw my
children like this? What would I do?”
Still leading by example after 28
years, she and water expert Robert
Bowcock showed perseverance during
the four-hour meeting, extending the
question-and-answer period for more
than an hour. Like many who spoke,
Brockovich choked with emotion
speaking of the physical and emotional
toll of cancer, both on the victims and
on their families and friends.
Many expressed concern about the
medical impact of confirmed ground-
water contamination linked to the
base, and the separate issue of a sus-
pected military dump site in what is
now South Patrick Shores in the un-
incorporated area north of Satellite
Beach. Brockovich stressed continued
support for the military in spite of the
allegations aimed at military practices
over the years.
Often emotional, locals asked how
such problems could have been al-
lowed to happen, why they were not
reported or properly investigated by
various agencies, how to go about ask-
ing for medical records and other in-
formation now, and where to go from
To that end, Brockovich, showed the
group a screen with her community-
healthbook.com site showing a map
of the U.S. covered with markers of ar-
eas and cases involving environmental
problems suspected in medical issues.
The site tracks cancer cases and other
related information and trends, and
also serves as a work-around for in-
dividuals to share important medical
information. Solutions include better
research on all chemicals prior to use,
and the state of Florida setting new
lower guidelines for PFAS/PFOA and
other contaminants, she said.
The only rousing standing ovation
occurred when Brockovich explained
she came at her own expense, and that
her team has committed to continued
research and effort for the Satellite
Beach area. “I’m out here because it’s
the right thing to do. We can’t do noth-
ing,” she said.
and Logan Waters.
Can’t ‘masque’ the smiles at
Bags and Bling Bingo fete
8 Thursday, October 4, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
SEEN & SCENE
Can’t ‘masque’ the smiles at Bags and Bling Bingo fete
Heidi Proctor, Stacy Zabinski, Carol Beluccia and Bridget Anderson. PHOTOS: BENJAMIN THACKER Lauren Long, Karen Stolzt and Sarah Vargesko.
STORY BY BENJAMIN THACKER CORRESPONDENT Carol Gonzalez with Bingo and her new bag. donated by church families and
[email protected] sponsors, including a $1,300 Louis
With a BYOB selection of wines, part Halloween, part Thanksgiving Vuitton bag, as well as other bags
You know the holidays must be beers and spirits, and impressive and part Christmas (especially for by Ferragamo, Tory Burch, Kate
right around the corner when the spreads of homemade desserts and the evening’s big winners). Spade, Michael Kors, India Hicks
fun-loving folks at Holy Name of delicacies at each table, the scene was and Rebecca Minkoff.
Jesus Catholic Church in Indialantic Altogether, 23 designer bags were
put on their annual Designer Sixteen bags were given as
Bags and Bling Bingo masquerade Bingo prizes for the night’s highly
fundraiser, benefiting the church’s anticipated main event, and seven
school. were won at raffle. Other prizes
were donated by Refinery Medspa,
For the ninth straight year, 250 of Wild Nest Candles, ETC Shoppe,
Brevard’s loveliest ladies, dressed Coastal Bloom Boutique and
in group theme costumes like safari Janice’s House Boutique, who also
girls, flight attendants, mermaids provided clothing for the school’s
and Disney witches, flocked to the teacher/models to wear during the
Life Center for an evening of fashion evening’s fashion show.
and fun – all in the name of charity.
By all accounts, including an
“This year was extra fun because impressive amount of social media
the attendees got so creative chatter, the evening was a smash
with their table decorations and hit.
costumes,” said Amanda Gonnella,
mother of four HNJ students and “The only thing I will do differently
coordinator of the event since last next year is add more tables,” said
year. Gonnella. “It stinks when you have to
turn people away from a fundraiser!”
Tickets to the sold-out “She’s a
Dream”-themed event were $40 each To learn more about Holy Name of
and, together with raffle-ticket sales Jesus and upcoming events, please
and proceeds from the silent auction, click www.hnj.org or visit them on
total funds raised for the church’s Facebook at Holy Name of Jesus
school added up to about $18,000. Catholic School.
Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, October 4, 2018 9
SEEN & SCENE
Caprice Atwell, Melanie Tisdale and Meredith Carroll. Erica Knight, Amanda Ganella, Stefania Colucciello, Kate Chastin and Jason Apelquist.
Karen Laird and Father Scott Circe. Arianne Rohmann and Christina Grainger. Sandra Sheivani, Mildred Prieto and Debra Iorio.
Angela Braid, Mary Collins, Jennie Braselton, Samantha Braid, Lauren Montz and Sabrina Dieguez.
10 Thursday, October 4, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
SEEN & SCENE
Hoofin’ and woofin’: Dogs get OK for Witch Way 5K
STORY BY JENNIFER TORRES CORRESPONDENT once we moved it to the evening,
[email protected] Long Doggers started hosting. They
are a great community sponsor.”
They say every dog has his day,
and this year it’s Saturday, Oct. 6. Immediately following the race,
Long Doggers in Indialantic will
Because for the first time in host post-run festivities including
its 11-year history, the town of trick-or-treating and costume
Indialantic’s Witch Way 5K is contests for adults, children and
allowing dogs to join in the race. pets. There will also be several dogs
and cats available for adoption. A
Event organizer Cathy Berkman pair of one-day park hopper tickets
said a costume for your furry friend to Disney World will be given out
is optional. at random to a runner whose bib
number is selected.
“This year we partnered with
the SPCA of Brevard and thought This year the committee
it would be fun to add dogs to the organizing the event consists of
mix,” Berkman said. “So, if a runner members of the town of Indialantic
or walker wants to bring their dog, Parks, Recreation and Beautif ication
they can this year.” Committee: Jennifer McGill, Cathy
Berkman, Sarah Horschel, Yvette
The race starts at 5:30 p.m. Campbell, Anne Maguire, Beata
at Nance Park in Indialantic.
Costumes are encouraged, and
the race route, which winds along
the beach and throughout several
Indialantic neighborhoods, will be
decorated for Halloween. Previous
races have included as many as 750
Participants with dogs will start
at 5:35 p.m. so the serious runners
don’t have to worry about tripping
on leashes or maneuvering around Pezzeminti and Julie McKnight,
the dogs. Berkman said the four- along with Angela Friers and Susan
legged friends need to be well Naylor from the SPCA of Brevard.
mannered, vaccinated dogs that are
not in heat. They started planning the race
in April and have been meeting
Since the race began, organizers week ly.
try to add something new each year.
This year it’s dogs. Over the years, “This year the proceeds will
other changes have included logos, benefit the town of Indialantic
T-shirt design and switching it from beautification programs and also
an 8 a.m. race to an evening event. the SPCA of Brevard, two causes
close to our hearts,” Berkman said.
“Many families said they wanted “We appreciate all of our sponsors
to participate but couldn’t due this year, we couldn’t do this race
to their children’s morning sport without you.
activities happening at the same
time,” Berkman said. “We also had For more information about the
the after party at Nance Park but Witch Way 5K visit, witchway5k.
Anticipation soaring for
‘Symphony Youth Orchestra’
12 Thursday, October 4, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
ARTS & THEATRE
Anticipation soaring for ‘Symphony Youth Orchestra’
Mark Nelson conducts the Youth Orchestra.
PHOTOS BY JULIAN LEEK
STORY BY ANNETTE CLIFFORD CORRESPONDENT Youth Orchestra, but the young per- sic teacher at Holland Elementary in Orchestra serves intermediate pupils
formers with their violins, violas, cellos Satellite Beach. In all, there are 96-100 and the Philharmonic Orchestra the
The talk at Faith Viera Lutheran and basses were serious and attentive as performers, ages third grade through more advanced musicians with five or
Church was of bowings, beats and mea- their directors helped them tune up. 12th grade, with three levels of par- more years of experience.
sures, tempos, codas, sharps and flats. It ticipation determined by the students’
was only the second evening of rehears- “Our goal is to make sure everyone years of experience. The Academy Or- Renowned local conductors will lead
als for the new Space Coast Symphony who wants to play, gets to play,” says chestra is for beginners, Symphonic the performers through a season of
Program Director Jensee Lee, a mu- four performances. Among the pieces
Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, October 4, 2018 13
ARTS & THEATRE of writing by Plato and Socrates about
how a classical upbringing is very good
Carey Moorman. for community,” Nelson says.
The intermediate-level orchestra will
be led by Samantha Felber, a violinist
and native of Brevard County with a
bachelor’s of music education from the
University of North Florida. She per-
forms at numerous Space Coast venues
and is currently the orchestra director
at Heritage High School in Palm Bay.
At the practice session, she led the
group in an arrangement of “Danny
Boy,” sure to tug the hearts of audi-
ences. She plays along on her violin
to help students stay in tempo, a feat
made more difficult by the sounds of
the Philharmonic students playing in
a nearby room at the church.
The beginning-level orchestra,
whose players already have a year or
two of experience, show great matu-
rity as they listen to the instructions
of director Carey Moorman. Moorman
is also Concertmaster for the Space
Coast Symphony and string consultant
for public schools that feed into Satel-
lite High School, including DeLaura
Middle School and Sea Park, Surfside
and Ocean Breeze elementary schools.
the orchestras are now working on are The youth symphony is “a nonprofit
arrangements of “The Barber of Se- organization and all about students,”
ville,” by Gioachino Rossini, “Evening Moorman explains, “with low tuition
Prayer,” by Engelbert Humperdinck, fees and high-quality directors and
and “Stonehenge,” by Michael Story. music.”
Mark Nelson, artistic director for the One grandmother standing at the
top-level orchestra and longtime Bre- door as the Academy players heartily
vard County conductor and teacher, agrees. “She just loves it,” says Satel-
says its members benefit because they lite Beach resident Mary Louise Catta-
“get to experience literature they nor- neo of her 9-year-old granddaughter.
mally won’t get in public school.” That “She sleeps with her violin. We were
will include standard and contempo- amazed when she told us [she’d be
rary pieces approaching professional part of the youth orchestra.]”
levels, along with “a few hidden gems.”
Ten of the Philharmonic players have Anticipation is high on the part of
already performed with the Space performers and directors for the orches-
Coast Symphony, and more will do so tra’s first concert, which will take place
next season, according to Nelson. at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, with three
more free concerts to follow through
As for the benefits to the public from May 2019. All concerts will take place
having such a challenging opportu- at Highland Avenue Fellowship, 1591
nity for young musicians? “There’s lots Highland Avenue, Melbourne.
14 Thursday, October 4, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
ARTS & THEATRE
Coming Up: Symphony bows to Bernstein with special show
STORY BY SAMANTHA BAITA STAFF WRITER soloist.” The vocal soloists for the “West B.B. King, Blues Traveler, Jeff Beck
Side Story Suite” are “two amazing per- and Sting. Not bad. Lang’s newest CD,
1 What a spectacular choice for Bre- formers I work with at Disney: Jackie “Signs,” says the show promo, reaf-
vard Symphony Orchestra’s 65th Stressman and E.J. Cardona.” Bernstein firms his commitment to the blues and
of course, was not only a composer and the guitar without sacrificing the mod-
Season opener: This Saturday, Oct. 6, conductor, he was also, says Wikipedia, ern approach that has made him such
“author, music lecturer and pianist.” a singular artist.” Time: 7 p.m. Tickets:
Brevard’s all-professional orchestra, Music critic Donal Henahan called Ber- $51.50. 321-242-2219.
nstein “one of the most prodigiously
under the baton of Maestro Christopher talented and successful musicians in
American history.” This one is not to be
Confessore, performs “A Bernstein Cele- missed. Curtain: 8 p.m. Tickets: start at
bration,” celebrating the 100th anniver-
sary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with 3 Opening at the Henegar: A soft-
rock version of the original “The
a concert presented by the King Center
that will feature, says the concert pro- Wiz,” says the Broadway website, tells
mo, Bernstein’s “great theatrical works, Frank Baum’s classic “The Wizard of
with excerpts from “Candide,” “On the Oz” in the context of African-Amer- 2 Jonny Lang at King Center
Town,” “West Side Story,” “Mass” and 2 Coming to the King Center this ican culture. The “super soul” 1975
Sunday Oct. 7: Grammy Award- be screened this Wednesday, Oct. 10,
“Fancy Free.” A special guest, Confes- Tony Award-winner for Best Musical at the Cocoa Village Playhouse. Bar-
barella, a 41st-century space-traveler
sore shares, will be one of Bernstein’s winning blues luminary Jonny Lang, opens Oct. 12 for a four-weekend run. and representative of the United Earth
government, sets out on a mission, with
personal assistants and librarians, says Wikipedia, made a blues album Join Dorothy, once again, and revisit her blind guardian angel Pygar, to res-
cue a missing Earth scientist, and stop
Charlie Harmon, who has fascinating at 15. And it went platinum and hit the land of Oz and all its magical deni- Durand Durand, an evil genius who
has created a Positronic Ray, before he
anecdotes about his time working with the top spot on the Billboard New Art- zens. Curtain: Fridays and Saturdays brings evil back to the galaxy and de-
stroys humanity. Time: 10 p.m. Tickets:
Bernstein and watching him prepare ist chart. At the ripe old age of 17, he – 8 p.m.; Sundays – 2 p.m. Tickets: $19- $8-$10. 321-636-5050.
for and perform the very works you’ll nailed a Grammy nom for his second $29. 321-723-8698.
hear on the evening’s program. And it album, “Wander This World.” Today,
gets better and better. Harmon has cre- at 37, Lang’s been a success for two de- 4 Here’s a blast from the past: It’s
“Barbarella,” the 1968 science
ated a special arrangement for solo and cades, with five albums on the Top 50
orchestra, says Confessore, of themes of the Billboard chart and a Grammy fiction flick directed by Roger Vadim,
from “On the Town,” and “we’ll give for “Turn Around.” In more than a de- and starring his then-wife Jane Fonda
the world premiere of the ‘On the Town cade on the road, he’s toured with the (only after Virna Lisi, Brigitte Bardot
Rhapsody,’ with Jennifer Frautschi as Rolling Stones, Buddy Guy, Aerosmith, and Sophia Loren didn’t work out). It’ll
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INSIGHT COVER STORY
BY CHRIS MOONEY | WASHINGTON POST they had hauled here. To get a first- She brought her family and a graduate Arctic, Walter Anthony figured – if fossil
hand look, they would have to get in. student to the spot, so remote it re- fuels that had been buried for millen-
KateyWalter Anthony has studied some quired several days of camping and was nia were now being exposed to the at-
300 lakes across the tundras of the Arc- They’d brought their wet suits. completely off the grid. mosphere – the planet could be in even
tic. But sitting on the mucky shore of deeper peril.
her latest discovery, the Arctic expert ARCTIC LAKES THAT At first, the sheer volume of gases at
said she’d never seen a lake like this one. DON’T FREEZE Esieh Lake was slightly terrifying, but ‘HOTSPOT’
as Walter Anthony grew accustomed
Set against the austere peaks of the Walter Anthony, who grew up close to the lake’s constant spluttering, her For the second trip, Walter Anthony
Western Brooks Range, the lake, about to Lake Tahoe, was captivated by Arctic fear gave way to wonder. had brought a larger team of research-
20 football fields in size, looked as if it lakes at 19, when she spent a summer ers, more equipment and her family –
were boiling. Its waters hissed, bubbled at Siberia’s picturesque Lake Baikal. Her sounding devices picked up huge her husband, Peter Anthony, and sons,
and popped as a powerful greenhouse holes in the bottom of the lake. Pock- Jorgen, 6, and Anders, 3.
gas escaped from the lake bed. Some “I love the solitude of remote lakes marks, she called them, “unlike any-
bubbles grew as big as grapefruits, and the mystery of what lies beneath thing I’ve ever seen in any Arctic lake.” The team brought instruments for
visibly lifting the water’s surface sev- the water surface.” sampling gases, four inflatable boats,
eral inches and carrying up bits of mud Most of Esieh is quite shallow, averag- large crates of food, eight tents, a sat-
from below. ing only a little more than three feet deep. ellite phone for emergencies and two
But where the gas bubbles cluster, the shotguns. As with much of the Alaskan
This was methane. wilderness, the lake is frequented by
As the permafrost thaws across the Clockwise from top left: 1. Graduate student Janelle Sharp accompanied researcher Katey Walter An- grizzly bears, and the bear scat around
fast-warming Arctic, it releases carbon thony to Esieh Lake. The team brought shotguns as protection against grizzly bears, which frequent the camp kept everyone keenly aware
dioxide, the top planet-warming green- the area. 2. Research technician Philip Hanke pulls the boat carrying scientific supplies through a of their surroundings.
house gas, from the soil into the air. narrow passage. 3. Hanke moves a measuring chamber that records greenhouse gas fluctuations. 4.
Sometimes, that thaw spurs the growth Katey Walter Anthony and her son Jorgen, 6, collect gas samples. A week before the trip, Walter An-
of lakes in the soft, sunken ground, thony had published a major study de-
and these deep-thawing bodies of wa- Two decades and several academic floor drops suddenly, a plunge marked livering worrisome news about Arctic
ter tend to unleash the harder-hitting degrees later, she was asked by a Native by the vanishing of all visible plant life. lakes in general. Her husband, Peter
methane gas. Alaskan group, the NANA Regional Cor- – also a scientist at the University of
But not this much of it. This lake, poration, to search for methane seeps in Measurements showed that the lake Alaska at Fairbanks – was a co-author.
which Walter Anthony dubbed Esieh northwest Alaska, since the gas, despite dips to about 50 feet deep in one area
Lake, looked different. And the volume its climate downsides, could provide a and nearly 15 feet in another. When The research tackled the central
of gas wafting from it could deliver the fuel source for remote communities. they first studied them, Walter Anthony question now animating scientists who
climate system another blow if lakes and her graduate student Janelle Sharp study permafrost soils, which can reach
like this turn out to be widespread. How do you find a lake in Alaska that named these two seep clusters W1 and depths of nearly 5,000 feet and were
The first time Walter Anthony saw leaks methane? Well, there’s one telltale W2, short for “Wow 1” and “Wow 2.” laid down over tens of thousands of
Esieh Lake, she was afraid it might ex- sign: They don’t fully freeze over. years or more as generations of plants
plode – and she is no stranger to the The next discovery came from the lab. died and sank beneath the surface. Be-
danger, or the theatrics, of methane. In April 2017, Walter Anthony put When the scientists examined sam- cause of the cold, those carbon-rich
In 2010, the University of Alaska at out word among residents of Kotzebue, ples of the gases, they found the chem- remains never fully decomposed, and
Fairbanks posted a video of the media- Alaska, that she was looking for weird ical signature of a “geologic” origin. the soil preserves them in an icy purga-
savvy ecologist standing on the frozen lakes. An email that month from a pi- In other words, the methane venting tory. Now, though, as the Arctic warms,
surface of an Arctic lake, then lighting lot led her to the Noatak region, not far from the lake seemed to be emerging decomposition is starting up – and it
a methane stream on fire to create a above the Arctic Circle. Last September, not from the direct thawing of frozen gives off greenhouse gases.
tower of flame as tall as she is. she made her first visit to the lake – set Arctic soil, or permafrost, but rather
So now, in the Arctic’s August warmth, against sloping hills covered with rust- from a reservoir of far older fossil fuels. Scientists know the permafrost con-
she had come back to this isolated spot colored mosses and blueberry bushes. If that were happening all over the tains an enormous amount of carbon
with a small research team, along with – enough to catastrophically warm the
her husband and two young sons, to see planet if it were all released into the at-
what secrets Esieh Lake might yield.Was mosphere. But they don’t know how fast
it simply a bizarre anomaly? Or was it a it can come out and whether changes
sign that the thawing Arctic had begun will be gradual or rapid.
to release an ancient source of methane
that could worsen climate change? That’s where Walter Anthony’s work
One thing she was sure of: If the came in.
warming Arctic releases more planet-
warming methane, that could lead to. . . The authors examined the preva-
more warming. Scientists call this a lence of thermokarst lakes, which form
feedback loop. when the wedges of ice within perma-
“These lakes speed up permafrost frost melt and create voids that then
thaw,” Walter Anthony said. “It’s an ac- fill with water. And they found that
celeration.” the continuing growth of these lakes –
There was only so much the team many of which have already formed in
would learn from the instruments the tundra – could more than double
the greenhouse gas emissions coming
from the Arctic’s soils by 2100. That’s
despite the fact that the lakes would
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INSIGHT COVER STORY
‘OUT OF THIS WORLD BUT UNDER THIS WORLD’
cover less than 6 percent of the total out of this world but under this world.” A TROUBLING HYBRID Permafrost contains a lot of carbon –
Arctic land surface. Another scientist, Frederic Thalasso, but in some locations, permafrost soil,
After four nights of camping, the and its characteristic wedges of embed-
Scientists have been puzzling over a had traveled from Mexico City and team packed up to make the two-hour ded ice, also sits atop ancient reserves of
dramatic spike in atmospheric meth- spent days taking gas measurements boat trip to Kotzebue, Alaska, the first fossil fuels, including methane gas. So as
ane levels, which since 2006 have av- around the lake. Later, after processing leg on the journey home. Walter An- the Arctic warms – which it is doing twice
eraged 25 million tons more of the gas his data, he produced an initial estimate thony wouldn’t have all the new data as fast as the rest of Earth – these gases
per year. Walter Anthony’s study found that the lake was producing two tons processed for a while, but she did have could be liberated into the atmosphere.
that Arctic lakes could more than dou- of methane gas every day. That’s not a pretty good hypothesis about what is
ble this increase as well. enough to be a big climate problem on happening at Esieh Lake. The holes in the bottom of Esieh
its own, but if there are many more lakes Lake could therefore be an underwa-
Overall, if Walter Anthony’s findings like this one – well, that’s another story. ter cousin of odd craters that have ap-
are correct, the total impact from thaw- peared in the Siberian tundra in recent
ing permafrost could be similar to add- years, suspected to have been caused
ing a couple of large fossil-fuel-emitting by underground gas explosions.
economies – say, two more Germanys
– to the planet. And that does not take If this is right, then Esieh Lake be-
into account the possibility of more comes a kind of hybrid – and a worry-
lakes like Esieh, which appears to be a ing one.
different phenomenon from thermo-
karst lakes, emitting gases faster. It’s not a pure thermokarst lake,
though some thermokarst appears to
The NASA Arctic-Boreal Vulner- be forming around the lake’s expand-
ability Experiment, or ABoVe, partly ing edges, tipping shoreline trees as
supports Walter Anthony’s work and the ice in the permafrost melts and the
has been using aircraft to study Arc- ground destabilizes. But the thawing of
tic methane emissions. It found that permafrost at the lake bed might also
the land surrounding Esieh Lake is an have unleashed older fossil gases from
emissions “hotspot.” a reserve that had been sealed – creat-
ing another kind of worrisome lake.
“We think that the permafrost thaw-
ing processes at work in the lake are “This is an additional source,” Walter
also at work in the neighboring land- Anthony said.
scape,” said Charles Miller, the deputy
science lead for the project. Carolyn Ruppel, who leads the Gas
Hydrates Project at the U.S. Geological
‘IT’S KIND OF FREAKY’ Survey, said Walter Anthony’s theory
If it weren’t for the bubbles, the large
patches of silty water they create and the But it would take more study to prove
slightly unsettling fact that you could that this phenomenon is leading to
light the emerging gases on fire, Esieh widespread emissions across the Arc-
Lake might be an idyllic scene. But these tic, she said. Nobody knows how long
features, combined with the fact that ago the seeps started bubbling or what
it appears to be frequented by grizzly the trigger was.
bears, render it more alien than bucolic.
The fact that these lakes are emitting
But Walter Anthony and research methane rather than carbon dioxide
technician Philip Hanke, 25, were deter- engages a thorny debate over which of
mined to explore it from within. On the the two quite different gases is worse.
second day of the trip, they donned wet
suits and snorkels and plunged into the Methane is often described as be-
cold water, which was below 60 degrees. ing more powerful than carbon di-
oxide, but it’s not quite that simple.
They wanted to see the methane seeps Methane hits the atmosphere hard
up close and learn what they could by and fast and then mostly dissipates
swimming among the bubbles. after a decade or two (leaving behind,
that’s right, carbon dioxide). Carbon
Hanke went first, venturing into the dioxide, meanwhile, is less immedi-
more vigorous bubble site, Wow 2. ately potent but lingers for centuries
There was very little visibility. But, grop- or even millennia. One warms the
ing in the darkness, Hanke could feel planet rapidly in the short term; the
the shape of things. other, steadily in the long term.
“It’s kind of freaky,” he reported after Meanwhile, some scientists say
he surfaced. they’re not sure yet how bad Arctic
lakes will be for the climate or wheth-
The second, much deeper site was less er they will indeed cause emissions
murky, more peaceful. Walter Anthony from permafrost to double.
was still in awe when she came up for air.
The coming years will probably re-
“You’re just looking down into this veal what’s behind Esieh and whether
stream of bubbles coming up right it has many cousins across the top of
into your face, and they’re so soft the world.
they go all around you,” she said.
“And the sunlight’s on them. It’s like By then, we may also see whether the
Arctic’s great thaw will have thwarted
attempts to stop global warming.
PACEMAKERS AND IMPLANTABLE To qualify for an ICD, the patient’s arrhythmia must be life threaten-
CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATORS (ICDS) ing and doctors must have ruled out correctable causes. In some
patients, such as those with severe heart failure, the risk of life-
Most arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) are harmless, but some can threatening arrhythmia is so high that the device becomes a pri-
be serious. mary prevention measure.
For people with specific kinds of recurrent arrhythmia, medical de- ICDs stay inactive until they detect fibrillation of the heart. They are
vices such as pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrilla- automatically activated only when there is an urgent need.
tors (ICDs) can help by continuously monitoring the heart’s electri-
cal system and providing automatic correction when an arrhythmia They also offer other sophisticated functions such as storage of de-
starts to occur. tected arrhythmic events and the ability to perform electrophysi-
While pacemakers and ICDs are similar in that they are both heart
rhythm devices implanted in people’s chest or abdomen to help PACEMAKERS AND ICDS
them with heart rate irregularities, they have distinct differences. Both devices are battery operated and include a generator that pro-
Pacemakers are predominantly used to treat a slow heart; ICDs are duces electrical impulses. The generator is connected to your heart
used for patients who are at risk of sudden cardiac death. through tiny implanted wires called leads.
PACEMAKERS KEEP THE HEART FROM BEATING TOO SLOW Both use electric stimuli to transmit impulses to the heart that
Pacemakers are usually used to keep the heart from beating too cause the heart muscle to contract. They are easy to program and
slow (bradycardia). They can consistently pace the heart into a fa- very reliable. In the past, patients could be implanted with a pace-
vorable regular rhythm. Also, they can be adjusted, depending on maker or an ICD. Today, combined pacemakers and ICDs are avail-
the condition of the patient, and can only work if needed. able for patients who need both.
People having a sudden bout of bradycardia become dizzy or light ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE
headed and might pass out. As the pacemaker automatically resets If you become a candidate for a pacemaker or ICD, your physi-
the heart rhythm, these symptoms subside and the patient feels cian will tell you about things that have the potential to interfere
better. Pacemakers can consistently and continuously stimulate the with your device, such as anti-theft systems, metal detectors, cell
heart electrically to beat in a regular rhythm. phones, MRIs and some microwaves.
IMPLANTABLE CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATORS (ICDS) This concludes our four-part series on electrophysiology. For
PREVENT SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATH more information, go to the American Heart Association at www.
An ICD, which is slightly bigger than a pacemaker, is implanted in heart.org.
a person mainly to prevent him or her from dying suddenly due
ventricular fibrillation. The ICD only activates once it detects a life- Your comments and suggestions for future topics are always
threatening arrhythmia. It is more of an emergency device. welcome. Email us at [email protected]
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Some years ago, the reader and former bookseller and Ruth Krauss’s “A Hole says is invariably intelligent,
James Mustich asked himself: “What if I had a book- is to Dig,” masterpieces of but one frequently yearns to
store that could hold only 1,000 volumes, and I wanted science fiction (the novels hear an author’s actual voice.
to ensure it held not only books for all time but also of Philip K. Dick, Samuel Some entries could also use
books for the moment, books to be savored or de- R. Delany’s “Nova”), po- a bit more salt. Mustich oc-
voured in a night? A shop where any reading inclina- lemics by Jane Jacobs, Bet- casionally resorts to the
tion – be it for thrillers or theology, or theological thrill- ty Friedan and Ta-Nehisi desperate reviewer’s go-
ers – might find reward.” This, he concluded, would be Coates, high spots of mod- to epithets, “compelling,”
“a browser’s version of paradise.” It would also be an ern fantasy (Mervyn Peake’s
apt description of his deeply impressive “1,000 Books Gormenghast trilogy, Ur- “gripping” and “mesmer-
to Read Before You Die.” sula K. Le Guin’s “A Wizard izing.”
of Earthsea,” John Crowley’s
I can legitimately say “deeply impressive” because “Little, Big”), science popu- That said, most people
I’ve read three-quarters of Mustich’s chosen titles and larizations such as Paul de will find that “1,000 Books
because – shuffles feet modestly – I’ve written my Kruif’s “Microbe Hunters” to Read Before You Die”
own (very different) guides to good reading in my es- and Stephen Jay Gould’s invites rapturous brows-
say collections “Classics for Pleasure” and “Bound to “The Panda’s Thumb,” intel- ing even while eliciting,
Please,” the latter generously described here under lectual and military histories and expecting, argument.
the category “books on books.” In the interests of what (Elaine Pagels’ “The Gnostic Wallace Stevens, W.H.
is usually called full disclosure, I should also add that Gospels,” Shelby Foote’s “The Auden, Paul Valéry, Eliza-
I’m quoted several times in these pages and have oc- Civil War,” John Keegan’s “The beth Bishop, Pablo Neru-
casionally contributed essays about neglected classics Face of Battle”) and inimitable
to the online Barnes & Noble Review, which Mustich humor from James Thurber, da and many other ma-
once edited. S.J. Perelman and Dawn Powell. jor poets somehow didn’t
make the cut. Nor did the
What first strikes anyone who picks up “1,000 Books Let me quickly stress, though, inimitable comic fantasist Terry
to Read BeforeYou Die” is the freshness of what its sub- that Mustich doesn’t neglect the usual g o l d e n Pratchett. The critic Hugh Kenner is featured,
title calls this “life-changing list.” According to Oscar oldies, such as Plato’s dialogues, Shakespeare’s plays but not the far more influential (and equally readable)
Wilde, only an auctioneer can appreciate all forms of and Jane Austen’s novels. He does favor modern William Empson and Northrop Frye. Shouldn’t the
art, but Mustich comes a close second.Who else would Anglo-American literature and certain once-trendy magnificent Persian epic “The Shahnameh” be among
have included Madeleine Kamman’s “When French bestsellers, but he also celebrates dozens of idiosyn- the elect? And isn’t “The Time Machine” the H.G. Wells
Women Cook,” Eugen Herrigel’s “Zen in the Art of Ar- cratic titles, among them some of my favorite books. masterpiece to highlight rather than the structurally
chery” and “The 9/11 Commission Report”? For instance, he includes James Lees-Milne’s hilari- disjointed and tonally unstable “The Invisible Man”?
ous autobiography, “Another Self,” Cyril Connolly’s Surely Penelope Fitzgerald ought to be represented by
There have been plenty of previous guides for read- reflections on the writing life, “Enemies of Promise,” “The Blue Flower” rather than “Offshore” and W.G. Se-
ers, though these have generally concentrated on Robert K. Merton’s Tristam Shandyish history of the bald by “Austerlitz” instead of “The Emigrants”?
long-established authors and titles. Think of Charles phrase “On the Shoulders of Giants,” that great Amer- Picky, picky – especially considering just how much
W. Eliot’s Harvard Classics, Clifton Fadiman’s “The Life- ican novel about literary failure, Frederick Exley’s “A is packed into these tightly filled pages. Each entry is
time Reading Plan,” Mortimer J. Adler’s often-mocked Fan’s Notes” and even the best of all comic myster- even followed by a short list of additional titles by the
“Great Books of the Western World” and, confusingly, ies, Edmund Crispin’s “The Moving Toyshop.” Most same author or on the same subject.
“1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die,” edited by surprising of all, there’s an entry on the six volumes All in all, the literate public – what novelist Robert-
Peter Boxall with the help of many contributors. More of the addictive, deliciously bookish correspondence son Davies dubbed the clerisy – can only be grateful
personal, and the better for it, are Martin Seymour- between retired Eton teacher George Lyttelton and for, and awed by, this product of 14 years of reading
Smith’s exceptionally lively “The New Guide to Modern publisher Rupert Hart-Davis. and research, most of it clearly undertaken by Mustich
World Literature” and eminent critic Harold Bloom’s himself.
“The Western Canon,” while John Sutherland’s “How Organized alphabetically by author’s name and enliv-
To Be Well Read” risks becoming almost too breezy in ened with numerous illustrations (author photos, jacket 1,000 BOOKS TO READ BEFORE YOU DIE
its otherwise awe-inspiring familiarity with 500 great covers), “1,000 Books to Read Before You Die” devotes
novels. three or four paragraphs to describing each chosen title. A LIFE-CHANGING LIST
Doubtless the desire to save space explains why so few of
Still, Mustich’s “1,000 Books” more than holds its these mini-essays proffer quotations to illustrate a par- BY JAMES MUSTICH WITH MARGOT GREENBAUM MUSTITCH,
own against these distinguished predecessors, largely ticular book’s distinctive style or charm. What Mustich
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Bonz gets kick out of ol’ Tattoo and tiny Tierra
Hi Dog Buddies! I NEVER go out cuzza hawks. I’m the
This week I yapped with Tattoo an perfect Snack Size. (To tell you the
Tierra Kotkin. Tattoo’s an older pooch,
a Pug, mostly watches animal shows on truth, Mr. Bonzo, sometimes I forget
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seen in my entire life. Maybe 2 pounds.
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toenails, and a nice cream-colored “Walks? Walks, did you say?” Tattoo
coat. His tongue was hangin’ out on one
side, sorta jaunty, I thought. He looked sat up. “Ah, yes. There’s this Pooch
like a liddle loaf of bread. All the barkin’
was comin’ from a dainty redhead, Perfect liddle gal I run into on our
yappity-yappin’ like crazy, standin’
tall (all 10 inches) an channeling a walks – Bella. She’s a Jack Russell.” He
German Shepherd. She was ferocious
an hilarious. sighed. “Whatta pooch.” He nodded
I mustered the most non- off again.
threatening, non-growly voice I
could. “A gracious good afternoon. “The funnest thing we both like is
I’m Bonzo the Columnist an this is my
Assistant. Thank you for agreeing to an Campin!” Tierra continued. “We go
innerview.” I pointed to my notebook.
The yappin’ ceased. to Long Point: us an Momma’s fren
“Oh, right! Sorry, I didn’t ree-lize it an two other pooches, Lulu, she’s a
was you at first. You’re wearin’ a hat in
your picksure. I’m Tierra!” French Bulldog, an Darby, a Golden
After the Wag-an-Sniffs, she made Retriever. Momma sets up this sorta
the introductions an led us in. Tattoo
plopped down on a rug by the patio playpen so we won’t get lost.”
“Any favorite food?”
From her Momma’s lap, Tierra said,
“I’m spokespooch. Tattoo doesn’t hear “Mostly just regular dogfood. But
so good. He’s, like, a hundred in human.
We always read your column.” She we sometimes get to
turned to Tattoo. “THIS IS MR. BONZO
FROM THE PAY-PER! I TOLD HIM I’M Tattoo. eat people food. If
THE SPOKESPOOCH!” PHOTOS: DENISE RITCHIE
it hits the ground,
Tattoo smiled. “Welcome, Young took me to the shelter. I didn’t have
Fella. I like your column. Didn’t one of those chip things, and I didn’t it’s called Fair
recognize you at first without your hat.” remember much. They figured I was a
Runaway, but nobody came to claim Game. Like meat,
I smiled back. “AN HONOR TO MET me, so they got me all tidied up and
YOU SIR. I’M ALWAYS INTRESTED ready to find a new home. tomatoes, carrots,
IN HOW POOCHES FIND THEIR
FOREVER FAMLIES.” “They were awful nice, but I was green beans. But not
concerned and a little bit scared,
“I got this,” said Tattoo before Tierra wonderin’ what would happen to me. BROCCOLI! Tattoo
could open her mouth. “Our Momma When Momma came to browse, the
usta have big dogs, Boxers, but one day other pooches were bouncin’ around has this special food
about 11 years ago, I buh-leeve it was, lookin’ all perky, an there I was, lying
she was browsing through the Pooch in a heap like a bowl of soggy kibbles. I’d dish called a Maze
Department at the Vero Beach Humane just had the No Puppies Procedure an I
Society. As usual, there was a LOTTA can tell you, Young Fella, THAT was no Bowl cuz he’s a Gob-
barkin.’ Everybody was showin’ off. Walk in the Park. I was a liddle woozy,
Well, except for me. Hadn’t been there just tryin’ to think Positive Thoughts bler. It has a buncha
too long. My memry isn’t what it used and not toss my kibbles. But the reality
to be, but I recall running through was, I was an Older Dog, not a cute narrow passageways in
the streets, no idea where I was, when puppy, anymore. Then, low an behold,
I got picked up by some humans, who there was Momma, lookin’ right at me. circles, so you can only
I couldn’t buh-lieve it!”
nose out a coupla kib-
Tierra interrupted. “Momma knew
they were MFEO! Isn’t that so Cool Dog Tierra. bles atta time. It makes
Biscuits, Mr. Bonzo?” you slow down, whether
you want to or not. With
“Totally! Um ... what’s MFEO?”
“Meant For Each Other,” Tierra a regular bowl, Tattoo
explained. “So, 5 years ago, Momma
decided to get Tattoo a pooch pal. She would totally inhale his
found Me on line, with a pickshure.
I belonged to a lady in St. Cloud who food, an get Tummy Trou-
hadda mobile dog grooming service.
Of course, Momma couldn’t resist me. “How was it when you bles.
I mean, who could, right?”
She tossed her fluffy ears an smiled. an Tattoo first met?” “At night, we watch TV
She was right – who could?
“We got along great right away. with Momma, then go to sleep in our
We’re BFF's. He’s like a wise ol’ uncle, comfy beds.”
an I help him with stuff cuzza him Heading home, I was thinking about
being old an mostly deaf.” the many different combinations of
“Whaddya do for fun?” humans an animals that make up
“Well, Momma usta get toys, but happy Forever Families. An wondrin’
we’re not into toys that much. An if I should dig out that hat. Or update
we’re mostly indoor pooches. Tattoo my headshot.
usually just hangs out an watches
-The Bonzanimal TV. An naps. Sometimes he
goes outside. He has this Doggie Door
to the patio. He lies on the grass in the
sun, an thinks about stuff. Very Zen.
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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INSIGHT GAMES BRIDGE
HERE IS ANOTHER DEAL WITH LINES A AND B 10 8 7
By Phillip Alder - Bridge Columnist 653
Lea Michele, an actress and singer, said, “I always knew that I wanted to work, and I knew J4
I wanted to be a singer and an actor. I knew that every choice I made would help me get
to that point. So the better the choices I made, the more of a chance I would have to get AK752
to where I wanted to be.”
That has been our theme this week. In this last example, how should South play in seven —
spades after West leads the heart queen? What are his choices? Q J 10 9 8 652
K 10 6 3
In the auction, I strongly agree with North’s three-club response, which showed at least 10 8 4 3 742
a five-card suit and eight or more points. South’s final bid was a slight gamble because if
North had the club ace and king, South did not know where the diamond queen would go. 985
Still, the grand slam rated to be at worst on the diamond finesse.
With 12 top tricks, declarer can make his contract if either the diamond finesse works
or the clubs break 4-4. So, after taking the first trick, South should play a trump to SOUTH
dummy’s seven, ruff a low club with the spade jack, cross back to dummy with a trump
to the eight, ruff a second low club high and draw East’s last trump by leading the spade AKQJ943
nine to dummy’s 10. Now declarer cashes the club ace and king, discarding his two low
Are the clubs 4-4? If so, South throws his diamond queen on the club seven. If not, he takes AQ72
the diamond finesse. Altogether, the odds of success are an acceptable 66.36 percent.
Dealer: South; Vulnerable: East-West
SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST
3 Clubs Pass
2 Clubs Pass 4 Spades Pass OPENING
5 Diamonds Pass
3 Spades Pass 6 Diamonds Pass LEAD:
Pass Pass Q Hearts
4 NT Pass
5 NT Pass
7 Spades Pass
22 Thursday, October 4, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
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1 Alter (6) 1 Deep thought (13)
4 Unit of volume for liquid (6) 2 Lure (7)
9 Maze (7) 3 Radiance (4)
10 Boredom (5) 5 Sufficient (8)
11 Test (4) 6 Type of sarong (5)
12 Thrive (8) 7 Community (13)
14 Mentors (6) 8 Ability (5)
15 Atelier (6) 13 Striking (8)
18 Gathering (8) 16 Predicament (7)
20 Smudge (4) 17 Group of birds (5)
22 Bay or cove (5) 19 Divide (5)
23 Capital of Sri Lanka (7) 21 Appeal (4)
24 Observe (6)
25 Risk (6)
How to do Sudoku:
Fill in the grid so the
numbers one through
nine appear just once
in every column, row
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ACROSS (employee’s plaint) 47 Sacred picture The Washington Post
1 Familia guy 99 Ascent 48 Hog-wild
4 Scenery chewers 101 Nap spots 49 Sun ___-sen DOIN’ THE CELEBRITY SHUFFLE By Merl Reagle
8 Michael Jackson album 104 Model or puzzle 51 Anatomical entrances
11 Overdue for ___ (underpaid) 106 “There but for the grace of 52 Hovering bird
17 22 Across, shuffled 54 “Sorry, out of the question”
20 Grammy-grabbing guitarist God ___” 58 Beam of light
22 Knute Rockne portrayer 109 Fleeing the MPs 60 Mad, in Marseilles
23 20 Across, shuffled 113 Greek letters 63 Part of RSVP
24 Have ___ many (overdo it) 114 Moral writer 65 Steiger or Stewart
25 School misfits 116 Christie’s “Express” train 67 Shade tree
27 Shapiro of NPR 119 124 Across, shuffled 69 Member of Cong.
28 Shredded 122 “Bette Davis Eyes” singer 70 Unconvincingly
29 Greenspan’s group, 124 Roman Holiday Oscar 71 Aficionado
72 Slang for a $100 bill
the ___ nominee 73 “___ little late for that”
30 “Don’t you have 125 122 Across, shuffled 74 Allegations
126 Curiouser and curiouser? 75 Celebrity lives, after their
___ to go to?” 127 Top exec
32 Al’s rube 128 Gen. Robt. ___ bios?
34 Calf-length skirt 129 Wily 76 Carry (out),
36 Eastwood in Rawhide
39 Eminent follower? DOWN as justice
44 Test for jrs. 1 The ___ the iceberg 78 Show spunk
46 Carol Burnett Show regular 2 Daffy or goofy 81 Dog owner’s order
50 ___ profundo 3 Chose 82 Prying types
51 “Nuts!” 4 Train jumper 83 Type of carpet
53 46 Across, shuffled 5 To Europe 86 Name mentioned in
55 The mark of Frankenstein 6 ___ tai (cocktail)
56 Carnaval city 7 Person in the pool Lennon’s “Come Together”
57 Wading birds 8 Grille covers 88 Goal of a verb’s action: abbr.
59 Get to the ___ 9 Voice, as a grievance 90 That, in Tijuana
10 1983 taxi movie starring Mr. 92 Abbr. in ages
the problem 94 Take to court
61 Snack T 97 “___ and yet so far”
62 Elephant obstacles of 11 Part of SHAEF 100 Philomela’s sister, turned
12 Actress Charlotte
218 B.C. 13 Secy.’s calendar listing into a swallow
64 Playing with a full deck 14 Put ___ (ask) 102 Gather up, as a flag or sail
65 Make a Top Ten list 15 Yvette’s evening 103 Easy ___ (elementary)
66 Make do? 16 Noun ending 105 Maestro Jones of car-horn,
68 Coquettish 18 Plant woe
70 Macaroni 19 Quaid-Gossett sci-fi film of pot-lid fame
71 Earthquake hotlines? 106 They’re trait-laced
72 Snake, at times 1985 107 Actress in The Bad News
73 Topped tortes 20 Part of EOM
75 Arabian Sea nation 21 Farmer’s ears Bears
77 Whom Festus or Chester 26 Jumps when 108 Lesley Gore’s “___ Party”
109 Gulf off Somalia
would pester scared, e.g. 110 “What do ___ now, Mr.
79 Science org. 31 Mega-seller
80 Mortar masher 32 In a faint Know-It-All?”
82 Lays out 33 Do what Dillinger did 111 Auto pioneer
84 Comparative ending 34 Clarke who received 112 Twice XXX, minus VII
85 Nobel-winning 114 With flot, a Russian airline
Cagney’s grapefruit facial 115 Summer in D.C.: abbr.
physiologist Meyerhof 35 Hankering 117 Steeplechase
87 A Different World star 37 Playskool product 118 Like “go,” as
89 Surprise-ending specialist 38 Envelop
91 Wee 40 Bucolic parents a verb: abbr.
93 87 Across, shuffled 41 42 Down, shuffled 120 Andy’s aunt
95 The Y, e.g. 42 Violin virtuoso 121 Caddie’s gadget
96 Mitt misses 43 Compass heading, in 123 Thou, squared
98 “I hate ___!”
44 He played Laverne’s dad
45 44 Down, shuffled
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INSIGHT BACK PAGE
There’s a name for her brother’s actions: Bullying
BY CAROLYN HAX tilence, and maybe it “shouldn’t” bother me, but it you list – abuse of power. Racism and sexual harass-
Washington Post does. ment are abuses of power. War, an abuse of power
and/or an effort to stop some other entity’s abuse
Hi, Carolyn: How do I get him to just stop it, without causing of power. Pestilence? Longer story, but worsened by
Dear Carolyn: My younger some kind of rift? We get along well except for this. abuses of power.
brother – we are both adults – calls
me by an old name – one I was Your brother sees power in your discomfort and
given at birth, and have loathed – Not in Fourth Grade Anymore seizes it whenever he can. Thus your anger: It’s a
since age 3, and have not willingly natural response to a sense of powerlessness, espe-
used since I was 10. – Not in Fourth Grade Anymore: This is not a tiny cially when it involves your very identity. You feel
The name I use – on my passport, paychecks, ev- problem! unable to define yourself on your terms, because
erything – is a shortened version of the given one. My your brother uses his leverage to grab that power
other five siblings call me by the name I prefer. Seriously. from you. I felt rage on your behalf just reading
Brother does this with the sole aim of irking me. It is a tiny expression of a serious problem, the your letter today.
He won’t stop. He interrupts me when I’m introduc- same problem behind every serious sub-problem
ing myself to people, to say, “She’s really [old name],” Often methods like yours suffice to thwart bullies
which I grit my teeth and smilingly correct for the – yes, your brother is one – or a bully just gets bored
new (confused) friend. and moves on. But since your brother apparently
I have asked him politely to stop; he laughs and retains his full appetite for putting you down, you’ll
says, “OK, [old name].” I have addressed him by need to work the levers to reclaim your authority.
distortions of his own name, awfully childish and
doesn’t work anyway. I have laughed it off; this First, remain calm. He feeds off your distress.
makes him laugh and continue to misname me. I’ve Second, be plainly truthful, without emotion, to
snapped, “Grow up already.” I’ve deleted Facebook people who witness your brother’s embarrassing
posts where he calls me by this name. act. You already have the words: “I believe I’m en-
I have a lot of built-up, unwanted anger at this; I titled to the basic respect of being called by my own
feel like I’m being bullied and disrespected. My ob- name. My brother thinks otherwise.” Facts only, to
jections are “overruled” as “oversensitive.” I believe fill in the salient blank: Is this warmhearted sib-
I am entitled to the basic respect of being called by roasting? No. It is not. “I apologize for my brother”
my own name. I know it’s a tiny problem in this big is fine shorthand, calm as a pond on a windless day.
world of racism, sexual harassment, war and pes- Third, trust that good people will make the con-
nection, especially if he “overrules” you as “over-
sensitive,” and don’t engage your brother on this
one bit beyond your stated position. Pointedly, let
him make a name for himself.
Synvisc-One is ‘gel’ of an option
for knee osteoarthritis
26 Thursday, October 4, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
Synvisc-One is ‘gel’ of an option for knee osteoarthritis
STORY BY JENNIFER TORRES CORRESPONDENT ‘Synvisc-One
When an orthopedic surgeon told one knee joint
Joyce she needed a total knee replace-
ment, he emphasized the procedure injection.’
should be done immediately. But de-
spite her long history of osteoarthritis – Dr. Steve Badolato
of the knee, she wasn’t ready for such a
big surgical procedure. “I recently saw her a couple weeks ago
and she still has yet to have her knee re-
After all, Joyce had a busy year ahead. placed,” Badolato said. “Her knee is do-
There was the three-week anniver- ing better after having an injection every
sary cruise with excursions that re- six months since her initial evaluation.”
quired a lot of walking, and a mother
in her late 90s living in New York who There are multiple types of viscosup-
she planned on spending a few months plementation-type preparations avail-
with after her vacation. able for the treatment of pain associated
So instead of opting for surgery, Joyce with osteoarthritis (OA). These prepara-
paid a visit to Dr. Steve Badolato. tions are made of a naturally occurring
As a board-certified family physi- substance found and produce in our
cian, Dr. Badolato specializes in sports body called hyaluronic acid.
medicine and non-operative orthope-
dics at his primary practice in Suntree, “The viscosupplementation prepara-
where he has been providing non-sur- tion, Synvisc-One, which I have chosen
gical treatments for various sports-re- to use for my patients, mimics normal
lated and degenerative musculoskel- healthy synovial joint fluid,” Badolato
etal conditions, like osteoarthritis, for said. “When this gel-like fluid is in-
over 15 years.
About two years ago, Dr. Badolato
treated Joyce with a single injection of
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jected into the knee, with the use of a HEALTHY SENIOR fice visit and one injection, as opposed
topical anesthetic, it acts as lubricant to enduring multiple injections and
functioning as a shock absorber cush- office visits every six months.”
ion for the knee allowing your joint to
function more smoothly.” For Joyce, the treatment was the right
choice. She recently returned from a
Like Joyce, many of his patients have trek to Machu Picchu, which entailed a
found this treatment effective at reduc- lot of mountain walking.
ing the knee pain associated with osteo-
arthritis. In fact, Badolato said it can de- “Her knee is doing better than the
lay a total knee replacement for up to two first time we met,” Badolato said. “In
years in about three out of four patients. fact, she has been on three vacations
since our first encounter.”
He said there are rare side effects
that may occur with such a treatment Dr. Steve Badolato’s practice is Pre-
option. These typically consist of an al- mier Urgent Care, located at 6300 N.
lergic-type local injection site reaction Wickham Rd., Suite 101 in Melbourne.
with swelling and stiffness of the joint The phone number is 321-253-2169.
and associated pain. But this reaction
usually resolves on its own within a
short period of time without treatment.
The injection or injections are typi-
cally given every six months if the pa-
tient is having a beneficial therapeutic
Each year, more than 700,000 people
in the United States will undergo knee
replacement surgery – mainly due to
osteoarthritis of the knee. Approxi-
mately 50 percent of the population
will experience symptoms related to
knee osteoarthritis in their lives.
According to Badolato, OA is the most
common type of arthritis. It is a chron-
ic progressive condition resulting from
wear and tear of a joint’s cartilage. This
breakdown or loss of cartilage which
covers the bones composing the knee
joint can cause changes to the underly-
ing bone, resulting in bony thickening
and the development of bony spurs.
These changes will progress in stages
causing structural, physiologic and op-
erational impairment of the joint.
The most common risk factors for
developing knee osteoarthritis include
being over the age of 65, obesity, previ-
ous trauma or surgery, or a genetic pre-
“Typical symptoms are limited range
of motion and stiffness in the morning,
and pain that is worse after activity and
towards the end of the day,” Badolato
said. “Swelling of the joint and click-
ing or cracking sound when the knee is
bent may also be present.”
He said the best way to determine
if you have knee osteoarthritis is
through a complete orthopedic knee
evaluation, including imaging studies
such as X-rays.
“I have chosen the viscosupplemen-
tation preparation Synvisc-One for my
patients for many reasons, primarily,
as opposed to the other products such
as Hyalgan, Supartz, Hyalgan and Or-
thovisc, which require a series of at
least three multiple joint injections
one-week apart, Synvisc-One requires
only one knee joint injection,” Ba-
dolato said. “The efficacy and cost of
this choice is comparable to the other
products with the advantage to the pa-
tient being that it requires only one of-
28 Thursday, October 4, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
FINE & CASUAL DINING
Anaya Coffee: Not your average ‘joe,’ and great food too
REVIEW BY LISA ZAHNER STAFF WRITER Latte with Breakfast Cookie and Magic Nut Bar.
PHOTOS BY BENJAMIN THACKER
Going out to lunch with friends can be
an adventure, and I have one guy friend,
a very successful CPA who requires
structure and predictability in every
aspect of his life. When we plan a lunch
outing, I have to send him the menu days
ahead of time so he can make sure
they have food he likes, and so
he can choose what he’ll order
long before we arrive.
I would never take this
guy to Anaya Coffee. But
for the rest of my non-CPA
friends who can roll with it,
Anaya would be a fun option.
One of our photographers has Apple Cinnamon Baked
been urging me to try the place, Oatmeal.
saying that their coffee is amaz-
Spicy Thai Mediterranean Tofu
Veggie Sandwich. Scramble Wrap.
ing, and so is the they’re gone, they’re gone. muffin, which was We encourage you to send feedback
The next day I decided to head out to [email protected]
prickly pear tea. He probably the best com.
solo earlier in the day, hoping to find a
also raves about the bit more variety on the Saturday menu. zucchini muffin I’ve The reviewer is a Brevard resi-
I forgot the Space Coast Pride Fest and dent who dines anonymously at
Thai broccoli sand- parade were going on in the Eau Gallie ever tasted – great restaurants at the expense of this
Arts District and nearly gave up when I newspaper.
wich served with couldn’t find a parking spot anywhere. texture, moist and
But after circling around I finally caught RESTAURANT HOURS
house-made pick- someone leaving a music lesson at The full of lots of com- 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Horn Section and got a spot in the side
led carrots. I finally parking lot. To my relief there were quite plex flavors. By that Monday through Friday;
a few things on the menu to choose from. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday
gave in and took my I would suggest going early in the day time of the day I had
and being flexible about what you want, BEVERAGES
son after early Fri- or at least checking the daily menu on the bagged my limit of Prickly Pear Coffees, teas and
Anaya Coffee facebook page to see what coffee, so I ordered Iced Tea. soft drinks only
Iced Coffee. day school dismissal might still be there when you arrive.
to check the place out. I ordered the tomato-basil quiche, an iced green tea and 1414 Highland Ave., Melbourne
which I think was either $4.25 or $5.25 for
This review almost one normal pie-sized slice, but I can’t tell took my lunch out back Eau Gallie Arts District
you for sure. They have one of those nifty PHONE
didn’t happen. We walked in cash register systems where your receipt to the charming patio dining area. It’s
is sent by email, however my receipt 321-428-3860
around 1:45 p.m. and there was only one never arrived. The quiche was excellent, private and quiet for reading or working,
smooth and tasty, served hot and with a
item remaining “on the board” and it was good amount of fresh basil and vine-rip- and it’s also dog friendly.
ened tomatoes. I also chose a zucchini
a Coconut Cardamom Chia Bliss Bowl. I want to go back and try one of Ana-
Now, my kid is a mighty adventurous ya’s baked oatmeal creations, and their
eater, but there’s no bribe rich enough to locally famous coffee, which you can get
get him to order and eat a Coconut Car- by the cup or by the bag to make at home.
damom Chia Bliss Bowl. I had worked And maybe that Thai broccoli sandwich
through lunch and was very hungry. We that my photographer loves to eat. There
looked at the muffins that were left in the were also a couple of interesting break-
case as an option, but decided to try an- fast sandwiches on the menu, but the
other day, and go have some hearty Ital- quiche would be tough to beat. I’m very
ian fare at Mario’s Café across the street. glad we didn’t give up on Anaya Coffee
Anaya sources its fresh food every after the first disappointing visit. Hope-
day, creates maybe a half-dozen dif- fully your experience trying Anaya Cof-
ferent dishes for the day and when fee will be completely uneventful.
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FINE & CASUAL DINING
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Please send calendar information Beach each Monday at 12:15 pm. For informa-
at least two weeks prior to your tion on joining the club contact Toni Hanussey at
10-11 “Name That Tune” free
[email protected] concert by Swingtime, a
20 piece Big Band, 7:30 p.m. at the Melbourne
ONGOING Auditorium, 625 E. Hibiscus Blvd., Melbourne,
FL 32901. Admission is free, doors open at 6:30
Satellite Beach Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets not required. For more informa-
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Beach Rotary Club meets at 7:30 a.m. Tues- October 5 | Eau Gallie Arts District Dog Days 12 Cardboard Box Car Night Rev Up for
days at Oceanside Pizza, 300 Ocean Ave. #6, Movie Night at the D.R. Schechter Rec-
Melbourne Beach. www.melbeachrotary.org reation Center. Come to the Teen Zone 6-8pm to
decorate your cardboard car in preparation for
Bingo 4 to 7 p.m. Sundays at Veterans of Foreign and open to the public, and donations accepted. Schools headquarters in Viera. Keynote speaker our Food Trucks & Movie on the Green. Bring
Wars Post 4643, 1252 Hwy A1A, Satellite Beach. www.EGADlife.com will be Emily Tonn on the topic, “Nurture Yourself, an empty cardboard box to make and decorate
Empower Your Family” for parents of children your car. Decorating supplies will be provided
OCTOBER 6 Free Medicare workshop with Kimberly Ad- ages 3-18. Free continental breakfast, breakout (paper plate wheels and steering wheels, tin foil
kinson-Coles and Mike Reisert, 9:30 a.m. at sessions and giveaways. Contact Joy Palatucci at mirrors and windshields etc)! Bring your own
1-31 Coasters Pub’s Oktoberfest featur- Holy Name of Jesus, Indialantic in the community 321-633-1000 ext.319 for details or to register. design ideas or we will provide some examples
ing 20+ taps of German bier and room. Learn about Medicare parts A, B, and D as and instructions. Parents must stay with their
German food specials all month, Coasters Pub & well as Medicare supplements and Advantage 7 Brevard Library Con comicon event, noon chil-dren. Bring your car back Oct 19 for a “car
Biergarten, 971 East Eau Gallie Blvd. www.coaster- plans. Call Kim at (321)305-2554 for details. to 4 p.m. at Satellite Beach Public Library. show” at 7pm and “drive in” movie of Cars 3
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6 ASEA Cellular Health for a New Frontiers in County Libraries will host a FREE mini comic Beach
5-7 5atellite High 1968 50th Class Re- Health seminar featuring redox signaling convention featuring comics, cosplay, gaming,
union, The Endless Summer. All technology to repair and replace damaged cells. and more in this family-friendly event. Follow 12-28 Boo at the Zoo, 5:30 p.m. se-
classes invited [email protected] 1-2:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Melbourne - Viera @BrevLibraryCon on Twitter and @Brevardli- lect evenings at the Brevard
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5 Eau Gallie Arts District Dog Days, resched- are free, but seating is limited. Text 443-454- Satellite Beach Recreation Dept, Satellite Beach than 30 treat stations. www.brevardzoo.org
uled from August, 6 to 10 p.m. in the Eau 6023 to reserve a seat. Police Athletic League (PAL), and Famous Faces
Gallie Square and on Highland Ave. Bring the & Funnies. 13 Rotary Golftoberfest. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
gang down for fun, dog contests with prizes and 6 Brevard Public Schools 13th annual “Par- at Aquarina Beach and Country Club.
ribbons, music, food, beer, vendors and Camp enting in Today’s World” workshop. Free 8 New Neighbors of South Brevard Beaches Register at www.rotarygolftoberfest.com
Bow Wow activities for the dog and kids. Free workship from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Brevard plays MAHJONGG at Papagallo’s in Satellite
13 Creatures Fest, 11 to 3 p.m. at the Bar-
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in September 27, 2018 Edition 1 SOW 1 SKIS Melbourne Beach. Free family fun event to cel-
3 FEND 2 WILY ebrate animal diversity, ecology and conserva-
5 PEER 3 FINGERNAIL tion with a Halloween theme. Live critters big
8 ISLANDER 4 NEEDLE and small, animal games eco-arts, conservation
10 ETNA 6 ENTIRETY booths and meet Penny the Opossum.
11 STY 7 ROADRAGE
13 AIRER 9 STOOD 14 Satellite Beach Lions Club and Satel-
14 GOVERNESS 12 MASTERMIND lite Beach Police Athletic League (PAL)
16 ADO 14 GANGSTER Pancake Breakfast Fund-raiser, 8 a.m. to noon, at
17 TUG 15 VOLCANIC Satellite Beach City Hall, 565 Cassia Blvd. The Li-
19 ARCHETYPE 18 UPPER ons will be cooking their famous all-you-can-eat
21 GUCCI 20 CINEMA pancakes and sausage. Sugar-free syrup avail-
22 BEE 22 BOYS able. All money raised goes back to the com-
24 TEND 23 EMMA munity. Cost: $5 per person. Tickets available in
25 BENIDORM advance or at the door. Call (321)773-3706 for
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Beautiful townhome with
private dock is rare find
226 Glengarry Ave. in Melbourne Beach: 3-bedroom, 3-bath, 2,485-square-foot duplex townhome
offered for $559,500 by Treasure Coast Sotheby’s listing agent Laura Downey: 321-795-6866
32 Thursday, October 4, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
Beautiful townhome with private dock is rare find
STORY BY GEORGE WHITE STAFF WRITER
A spacious duplex townhome at
226 Glengarry Ave. in the gated Wex-
ford community in Melbourne Beach
is a special offering rarely available
in the south beach area, considering
the community amenities and added
safety features – and it is priced to sell.
The split floorplan, 3-bedroom,
3-bath duplex has a private boat dock
ready for a boatlift to be installed.
There is a nearby community pier
along with a community pool, club-
house with spa, recreation room and
“It’s a rarity for any of the complex- same time] the community pier and entertaining and an extra-wide bal- Recent additions that enhance
es along south Melbourne Beach,” clubhouse pool is not far away,’’ cony upstairs, further showcasing a safety and convenience for older resi-
said Treasure Coast Sotheby’s list- charming view of the immaculately dents or visitors include an elevator
ing agent Laura Downey. “You have The 2,485-square-foot unit is at the landscaped lawn. lift, a whole house generator and a
the feel of a single-family home with southern end of the duplex, allowing safe room.
the same ability to put a boat on your for large south-facing windows that There is also a spacious waterfront
own pier in your backyard [and at the let in lots of golden Florida sunshine. balcony and beautiful river views Other features include a formal
There is a large screened lanai for from many of the rooms. dining room, eat-in kitchen with
Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, October 4, 2018 33
REAL ESTATE VITAL STATISTICS
226 GLENGARRY AVE.,
Wexford Riverfront Townhomes
Year built: 1994
Construction: frame, stucco
Home size: 2,485 square feet
View home on the Indian River
Additional Features: Full home
generator, elevator lift, private
dock, private beach access
with restroom facilities, large
screened lanai, luxurious mas-
ter bathroom suite Jacuzzi and
walk-in shower, formal dining
room, laundry, office, clubhouse
with pool, sauna, tennis courts,
riverfront community pier.
Treasure County Sotheby’s
Listing agent: Laura Downey,
Listing price: $559,500
34 Thursday, October 4, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
breakfast bar, cathedral/vaulted ceil- sinks and bidet. Tile, lighting and
ings, including high ceilings on the other décor elements all fit together
second floor, and a laundry room. perfectly.
The downstairs office is located The Wexford Community is located
near a full bathroom and could be just north of the Publix shopping cen-
made into an additional bedroom. ter on State Road A1A about six miles
There is another full bathroom up- south of U.S. 192, close to Melbourne
stairs for the guest bedrooms. Beach and Indialantic amenities and
just a short drive from historic Down-
The expansive master bathroom town Melbourne and all the recre-
is a show-stopper, with a glass- ational opportunities at the Sebas-
block-enclosed walk-in shower, tian Inlet.
raised Jacuzzi tub, double vanity
Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, October 4, 2018 35
seen in Melbourne Beach
STORY BY BRENDA EGGERT BRADER CORRESPONDENT up a few concrete blocks in the older
homes for a ceiling height. Then the
As land gains value in the charm- reality of it is the electrical needs to
ing seaside town of Melbourne be redone and the slab plumbing is
Beach, more buyers are finding it old, so it is easier to demolish than
makes sense to buy older homes, tear saving the home.
them down and rebuild on the empty
lot. Others are buying homes and do- Baum notes that homes built in the
ing extensive renovations. ’50s and ’60s typically have crum-
“We approved four demolition per- bling cast-iron septic system pipes, Actual Staged Homes
mits for homes and six for new homes worn-out roofs and aluminum wir-
since January 1,” said Robert Daniels, ing that needs to be replaced. STAGING SELLS HOMES
Melbourne Beach town manager.
“There is more of an interest now to “At some point, it is just easier to de- Coastal Interior &
build new homes than an interest in molish,” Baum said. Another advan- the Gunter Real Estate Group
remodeling them. Six (new homes on tage, “if you demolish and build from of Salt Water Realty of Brevard
the demolished property list) to me scratch, you don’t have an impact fee. Just Unveiled an Innovative Staging Alliance!
Usually that $12,000 to $13,000 fee is
Differentiate your home in a competitive housing market by having
doesn’t seem to be a big number, but your home professionally staged. Properties listed with the Gunter
it is larger than what we had last year.” Group include professional staging by Coastal Interior at ZERO
COST to you. Staged homes standout compared to neighboring
Daniels says demolishing and re- properties. Let the Gunter Group help make your home standout.
building seems to be a trend on the According to the National Association of Realtors, not only do
barrier island that extends beyond staged homes sell faster than homes not staged, they also sell for more
Melbourne Beach to nearby commu- money. Most people decide if they want to “walk through” based on
nities. pictures online because 90% of potential home buyers search online
first. Professional home staging is an important step in attracting
“When they buy the property, buyers because STAGING SELLS HOMES.
usually the houses are in really bad
condition,” said Gibbs Baum, real- Call Mark Gunter at (321) 345-1464
tor for Treasure Coast Sotheby’s In-
ternational Realty. “You are buying to schedule an appointment to discuss how he can
it knowing it is cheaper to buy and sell your home fast and for top dollar!
tear down and rebuild. Buyers want
ceiling heights that were not there in waived because there is a house there
the 1950s or ’60s. They can only go and you are building again.”
One teardown/rebuild in the town
was featured on HGTV, according to
a resident, who also notes that a mil-
lion-dollar house on the ocean that
CONTINUED ON PAGE 39
36 Thursday, October 4, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
Real Estate Sales on South Brevard island: Sept. 21 to Sept. 27
The real estate market had a good late September week in island ZIP codes 32951, 32903 and 32937.
Melbourne Beach led the way with 8 transactions, followed by Satellite Beach with 6 sales, Indialantic with
5, and Indian Harbour Beach with 1.
The top sale of the week was of a home in the heart of Melbourne Beach. The residence at 408 Ocean
Avenue was placed on the market March 5 with a price of $751,000. The sale closed Sept. 26 for the full
The seller in the transaction was represented by Carola Mayerhoeffer and Renee Winkler of Treasure Coast
Sotheby’s. The purchaser was represented by Stephanie Dandridge of Dale Sorensen Real Estate.
SALES FOR 32951
SUBDIVISION ADDRESS LISTED ORIGINAL MOST RECENT SOLD SELLING
ASKING PRICE ASKING PRICE PRICE
MATANILLA REEF AT AQUARINAA 7412 MATANILLA REEF WAY 12/26/2017 $649,900 $649,900 9/21/2018 $562,000
SUNNYLAND BEACH S7 423 NIKOMAS WAY 6/30/2018 $640,000 $610,000 9/25/2018 $545,000
MELBOURNE BEACH S 215 BIRCH AVE 7/7/2018 $579,900 $549,900 9/21/2018
SALES FOR 32903
INDIALANTIC BY SEA 222 1ST AVE 5/1/2018 $649,000 $599,000 9/21/2018 $599,000
INDIALANTIC SEC D 200 DELAND AVE 9/13/2018 $489,000 $489,000 9/25/2018 $489,000
THE DUNES OF INDIALA 1415 N HIGHWAY A1A 407 8/1/2018 $365,000 $365,000 9/21/2018 $345,000
SALES FOR 32937
CARRIAGE PRK PHS 3 410 COACH RD 7/27/2018 $484,900 $474,900 9/27/2018 $440,000
EAU GALLIE BY THE SE 785 VERBENIA DR 8/31/2018 $415,000 $415,000 9/21/2018 $400,000
MONTECITO PHASE 1B 679 MONTEREY DR 6/18/2018 $399,900 $375,000 9/21/2018 $367,500
Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, October 4, 2018 37
Here are some of the top recent barrier island sales.
Subdivision: Matanilla Reef at Aquarinaa, Address: 7412 Matanilla Reef Way Subdivision: Indialantic Sec D, Address: 200 Deland Ave
Listing Date: 12/26/2017 Listing Date: 9/13/2018
Original Price: $649,900 Original Price: $489,000
Recent Price: $649,900 Recent Price: $489,000
Sold: 9/21/2018 Sold: 9/25/2018
Selling Price: $649,900 Selling Price: $489,000
Listing Agent: Renee Winkler & Listing Agent: David Settgast
Selling Agent: Selling Agent: Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Intl
Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Intl
Florida Elite Real Estate
Subdivision: Montecito Phase 1B, Address: 679 Monterey Dr Subdivision: Michigan Beach Repl, Address: 290 Harwood Ave
Listing Date: 6/18/2018 Listing Date: 7/2/2018
Original Price: $399,900 Original Price: $365,000
Recent Price: $375,000 Recent Price: $355,000
Sold: 9/21/2018 Sold: 9/27/2018
Selling Price: $367,500 Selling Price: $340,000
Listing Agent: Julianne Moore Listing Agent: Jason Geiger
Selling Agent: Curri Properties Selling Agent: Coldwell Banker Paradise
David Settgast Walter Ferrero
Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Intl Exp Realty LLC
38 Thursday, October 4, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
Here are some of the top recent barrier island sales.
Subdivision: Melbourne Beach S, Address: 215 Birch Ave Subdivision: Sunnyland Beach S7, Address: 423 Nikomas Way
Listing Date: 7/7/2018 Listing Date: 6/30/2018
Original Price: $579,900 Original Price: $640,000
Recent Price: $549,900 Recent Price: $610,000
Sold: 9/21/2018 Sold: 9/25/2018
Selling Price: $545,000 Selling Price: $562,000
Listing Agent: Nathan Doyle Listing Agent: Nona Swann
Selling Agent: ITG Realty Selling Agent: Swann & Associates R.E., Inc.
Nathan Doyle Patricia Halpin
ITG Realty Salt Water Realty of Brevard
JUST LISTED IN THE CLOISTERS! Subdivision: Indialantic By Sea, Address: 222 1st Ave
Waterfrontbrevard.com Listing Date: 5/1/2018
Original Price: $649,000
THE HOUSING MARKET IS MOVING FAST - DON’T GET LEFT BEHIND. Recent Price: $599,000
BUYING OR SELLING Selling Price: $599,000
WE’LL GET YOU WHERE YOU NEED TO GO. Listing Agent: Ralph Harvey
10320 & 10330 S TROPICAL TRAIL • MERRITT ISLAND, FL 32952 Selling Agent: Mlstosell.com Inc
JUST LISTED! BEING OFFERED AT $1,050,000 Diana Roca
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RIVER-TO-RIVER • 1.67 ACRES • 2 PARCELS COMBINED Listing Date: 8/31/2018
125 FT ON INDIAN RIVER • 95FT ON BANANA RIVER Original Price: $415,000
Recent Price: $415,000
David Curri Sold: 9/21/2018
Selling Price: $400,000
Broker/Owner Listing Agent: Corinna Daninger
[email protected] Selling Agent: Keller Williams Realty
321.890.9911 Corinna Daninger
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Subdivision: Carriage Prk Phs 3, Address: 410 Coach Rd
Listing Date: 7/27/2018
Original Price: $484,900
Recent Price: $474,900
Selling Price: $440,000
Listing Agent: Carolyn Smith & Bridget Sentz
Selling Agent: RE/MAX Elite
Carolyn Smith & Bridget Sentz
Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, October 4, 2018 39
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was only six years old was recently residents have a desire to be in our demolition and construction, and the PHOTOS BY JULIAN LEEK
torn down and replaced. community and developers see that financing falls through. Now you have
new homes attract new residents,” a vacant property. That doesn’t hap- Florida’s “Save Our Homes Provision”
Daniels says he has not heard much Daniels said. “We take it as it comes pen too much now, doesn’t seem to be approved in 1992 voters that capped
feedback from the community about and deal with it. The only times it is a a problem since construction is up.” any increases in the assessed value of
the new trend, even though there is a negative situation is when somebody a homestead residence.
preference for “the status quo.” with good intentions sometimes does New homes don’t mean a lot of extra
funds for the city’s treasury because of “We get some funds from the prop-
“We like it peaceful and calm and we erty values but not a windfall,” Dan-
don’t like to see much change,” Dan- iels said.
iels said. “Residents value history and
our roots. If you have seen that same
house on the block [for years] and if it
is not there anymore, it saddens some
people. The converse to that is some
like the idea of the new house on the
property. As a general rule, our com-
munity doesn’t change things as often
as other communities.
“We value the historical homes
and hate to see them demolished,
but it also is a good thing that new