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Published by Vero Beach 32963 Media, 2017-01-26 15:45:30

01/27/2017 ISSUE 04

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Save the environment!

A3 B1 B3Hazardous waste drop-off nears
Tradition-al Italian fare Big ‘Man’ on campus

Have big fun at ‘Little’ festival IRSC students to stage ‘La Mancha’

VOLUME 2, ISSUE 4 YOUR INDEPENDENT LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2017

DREAM HOUSE? CLASS ACTS! Time element
‘Y’ RAFFLE CAN significant in
MAKE IT REALITY Lincold Park Academy instructor Makeda-Ione Brome reacts after schools Superintendent Wayne Gent announced her as one of three pot-shop bid
finalists for St. Lucie Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year, along with John J. Davino and Jim LeBon. Story, Page 6. PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN
BY ADAM LATEN WILLSON | Correspondent BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer
Algae scare over, but high level of caution remains [email protected]
It’s not every day you can buy
a house for just $10. But the lucky Algae in lake at Peacock Park earlier this BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer down. Further testing was not ex- Could six months really make
winner of YMCA’s Easter House raf- month. PHOTO COURTESY CITY OF PORT ST. LUCIE [email protected] pected. or break St. Lucie County’s abil-
fle will be able to do just that. ity to have a medical marijuana
The blue-green algae floating A Public Works staff scientist con- facility? According to the Plan-
Beginning Feb. 3, the public along the top of the 100-acre lake at ducted what he called a “feel test” – ning and Zoning Commission,
will have a chance to tour a model O.L. Peacock Sr. Park in Port St. Lucie sticking his hand in the algae, which the answer is yes.
home designed by the builder, Vil- is no longer toxic, according to city had tested positive for Microcystis.
la Franco Design, and throw their officials. But out of an abundance of While county staff urged the
name in the hat. The first prize is caution, they plan to keep the park “It tingles for a few hours when commission to enact its pro-
a 1,882-square-foot customizable, closed for the time being, at least un- toxic,” the scientist said, telling Pub- posed 12-month moratorium on
state-of-the-art home with four til the algae dissipates. lic Works Director John Dunton, who accepting applications for such
bedrooms, two baths and a one-car relayed the information to St. Lucie facilities, the commission opted
garage, valued at $220,000. Second As of press time, the Public Works Voice. “The first three times there was to cut the time in half.
prize is a two-year lease on a Buick Department had the park locked
Encore. As always, the early bird CONTINUED ON PAGE A4 The Board of County Commis-
gets the worm: The first 100 people sioners ultimately has the final
to visit the house will get free raf-
fle tickets. The final winners will be say and is expected to make a
announced April 13, Holy Thurs- decision in February.
day, on the WPEC evening news.
If approved as recommended,
The raffle originally began in businesses that want to pursue
1986 as a way for the YMCA to medical marijuana cultivation
fund the construction of their cur- or dispensing could begin peti-
rent facility on Monterrey Road, tioning the county on July 1. In
overlooking Stuart’s Witham Field order for them to receive licens-
Airport. Over the years, it has re- es from the Florida Department
mained the one consistent annual of Health, the county in which
fundraiser for the community cen- they’d be located must have local
ter, besides their annual donors zoning approval.
drive. Last year, they netted a little
more than $200,000, and each year The department is expect-
the giveaway draws around 14,000 ed to issue its rules and zoning
ticket buyers. requirements soon and would

All of the proceeds of the raffle CONTINUED ON PAGE A9
will go to fund the Y’s scholarship
program, which helps families and
residents afford class and member-
ship fees for the center’s more than
80 recreational and instructional
programs.

“A lot of what we do through our

CONTINUED ON PAGE A9

IN THIS ISSUE Lawnwood physical
rehab facility gets
LOCAL NEWS A1-A14 healthy revamp. P16

OBITUARIES A13 ARTS/PEOPLE B1-B8

HEALTH A16-A19 DINING B9-B10

CRIME A4 REAL ESTATE A21-A32

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On Feb. 11, make haste to drop off hazardous waste

BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent and they’ll take ammunition and pre- pets. If the can is a quarter full or less, it
should dry and harden within days. The
Hazardous waste is a part of modern life, scription drugs,” Colonnese said. process can be hurried by adding kitty
but shouldn’t be part of the landfill. litter, sawdust or other absorbents.
The police department prefers for
“Under your sink, you have chemicals If the can is more than a quarter full,
and bug spray,” said Anna Marie Colonnese, the prescription drugs to be in the orig- consider adding a second coat to the
Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful coordinator. “In painting, or ask friends if they could
your garage, you have (oil-based) paint.” She inal bottles with labels. But you don’t use it. Facebook has a number of local
added, “There are items you can’t put in the giveaway groups, too.
trash – it’s bad for the environment.” have to wait to February to dispose of
If giving the paint away isn’t an op-
Most people know they really shouldn’t pills. The Port St. Lucie Police Depart- tion, hardware stores often have paint
throw some items in the regular curbside hardeners. One can also put a plastic
garbage or recycling bin for routine pickup. ment and St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Of- bag in a box and pour the paint into it
But, what to do with those things? to harden.
fice have locked, drug drop boxes that
Once a year, Keep St. Lucie Beautiful hosts All kinds of electronics are hazard-
a hazardous waste drop-off day. The one for are available 24 hours a day, seven days ous waste and are recyclable. They’ll be
2016 was canceled, due to Hurricane Mat- accepted at the hazardous waste day.
thew. This year there’ll be two drop-off days. a week, in their lobbies. The police de-
The first will be on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 8 Colonnese said the collection is set
a.m. to noon. The event will be at the Port partment is located at 121 SW Port St. up as a car line with stations that takes
St. Lucie Public Works Department, 450 SW only about five to 10 minutes to clear
Thornhill Drive. Lucie Boulevard. The Sheriff’s Office is through. The last collection day, 2015,
had 635 cars. “We did that in four hours,”
Most of the things people think of as haz- at 4700 W. Midway Road, Fort Pierce. Colonnese said.
ardous waste are (think rusted cans of house- In that time, the crew collected about 780
hold cleaners). But there are some things Neither drug drop box is equipped pounds of acids and chemicals, along with
that don’t automatically come to mind, such 5,900 of electronic waste.
as prescription drugs. “A lot of people will put to take bio-waste, such as used ban- Keep Port St. Lucie St. Lucie County Solid Waste – 6120 Glades
them down the drain, then it goes into our dages or needles. They also can’t accept Beautiful is hosting Cut Off Road, Fort Pierce – accepts up to five
water system,” Colonnese said. liquid medications. a hazardous waste gallons of liquid and 100 pounds of solid
collection day on hazardous waste a day from residents when-
Folks can take prescription medications to When needle mail-back services Saturday, Feb. 11. ever it’s open, free of charge. 
the hazardous waste collection day. aren’t available, needles can be placed
PHOTO COURTESY OF KEEP ST. LUCIE BEAUTIFUL
“Our police department will be out there
in solid containers with lids for reg-

ular disposal. The lids should be secured Colonnese said all kinds of batteries are

with heavy tape and bottle marked before hazardous waste. So are all kinds of fire

disposal. extinguishers and other tanks. “Helium

Other medical products that need special- tanks,” Colonnese said. “We’ve received

ized disposal are certain types of thermome- those in the past.”

ters. “The old thermometers had mercury in Oil-based paint is hazardous waste, but

them,” Colonnese said. latex isn’t. Latex paint can go into the regu-

And not just medical thermometers. Some lar garbage, but should be hardened first. To

weather thermometers also have mercury. harden latex paint, simply remove the lid in a

It’s been increasingly phased out in both. well-ventilated area away from children and

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MEDICAL MARIJUANA years; of that, approximately 2 percent or here. This is a medical facility as far as I dispensaries – i.e. pharmacies such as
3 percent of St. Lucie County’s population understand it.” CVS and Walgreens.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 would qualify.
Commissioner James Clasby con- “It’s handled, as far as I’m concerned.”
begin accepting applications for licenses Patterson estimates that St. Lucie curred, adding that medical marijuana Florida voters approved Amendment
within two or three months of adoption. County could potentially see one or two dispensaries should be treated like phar- 2 in November with 71 percent support,
– but no more than three – state licenses macies, not like liquor stores. which paved the way for medical mari-
Michael Patterson, CEO of US Canna- issued; one for cultivation and maybe two juana in the state.
bis Pharmaceutical Research and Devel- for medical marijuana dispensaries. Staff argued that because there is no St. Lucie County voters gave the mea-
opment based in Melbourne, Fla., told current code to handle such facilities, sure 72 percent support.
the Planning and Zoning Commission County staff pushed for a 12-month they need to craft the language and incor- “This is going to happen,” Clasby said
last week that if the yearlong moratorium moratorium to give them time to come up porate any rules and recommendations of medical marijuana coming to Florida
were approved, St. Lucie County would with the parameters under which medical handed down by the Florida Department – the question then is whether St. Lucie
effectively be frozen out of receiving even marijuana facilities could be located and of Health and the State Legislature. County will be a part of it.
one of a limited number of licenses. operated. “We don’t want to miss out on poten-
“You make the closest equation,” said tial businesses and jobs in our county,” he
The Florida Department of Health esti- “Why is this something considered out- Commissioner Kara Wood, explaining said.
mates that as many as a half-million resi- side our existing ordinances as a medical that when a proposed business comes in “This is a real opportunity for St. Lucie
dents would qualify for medical marijua- dispensary?” asked Commissioner James and isn’t explicitly listed in the codes, staff County to have an edge” for applicants. 
na prescriptions within the next four to 10 Taylor during the commission’s hearing. finds the next best classification. She add-
“I mean, we’re not moving in smoke dens ed that the code already handles medical

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This stunning and award-winning Bridgeport Model home features 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, a two- CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1
car garage in 2,355 square feet of living space. High ceilings, granite counter tops, expanded master
suite, covered patio and tons of builder upgrades with nature preserves on three sides of the property. scholarship program is to make sure that
children have a safe environment to go to,
All appliances and window treatments will remain and furnishings are available. whether it’s after school when mom and dad
are working or even before they’re of school
OTHER age,” says Robin Sutherland, who has run the
OAK Easter House fundraiser for 20 years.
ALLEY
She further clarifies that the YMCA pro-
HOMES vides services for a wide spectrum of age
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make reference to this advertisement and to the documents required by section 718.503, Florida Statutes, to be furnished by a developer to a buyer or lessee. Images displayed may not that focuses on improving reading scores
for low-income students in kindergarten
be the actual property for sale, but may be model or other homes built of similar design. through third grade. Another program, Youth
in Government, encourages the students to
participate in mock debates, and take on
the roles of state legislators. Every year, the
participants go up to Tallahassee to discuss
mock bills they’ve designed and sponsored
throughout the year.

Sutherland says the model home has be-
come an annual tourist attraction and al-
lures snowbirds and locals alike. It’s been a
very effective way for the YMCA to broadcast
their mission, she says. In some cases, win-
ners from the past continue to buy tickets
year after year, in order to support the YM-
CA’s cause.

Bob Voeller, who directs the YMCA’s youth
athletics program, says, “The Easter House
is a very popular thing to purchase tickets
for, because it’s an inexpensive way to have
a nice home.”

From Feb. 3 till the day of the drawing, the
Easter House model will be open to the pub-
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Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For
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dren, Esther, Scott and Michael; grandchil- Jan. 15. quality time together. got worse, her doctor recommended
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Lucie departed this life Monday, Jan. 16. St. Lucie Catholic Church’s parish, where
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Mr. Burns worked for Polaroid Corpora- tremely giving and caring person, often
tion in Waltham, Mass., as well as working helping to give back to her community and
for Polaroid in Scotland and Holland, and helping others in any way possible.
retired from the company after 34 years of
service. Anne was preceded in death by her sister,
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He was a member of the Gloucester Elks,
and had a lifetime membership to Bass Survivors include her husband of 54
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leash walks a day. I’m very good
This week’s yap was with a charming tographer took a buncha pictures. Katie Katie. on a leash. An I love meetin’ all the
young pooch, Katie Trimarche, who lives was totally ready for her close-up: her neighborhood pooches. I spend a
in a super dog-friendly neighborhood pretty grayish, goldish coat was super PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE lotta time on the back porch lookin’
over on the beach with nice sandy, windy, shiny, she had white socks and bib, a cute at the ocean, watchin’ those big
kinda bumpy roads. Katie is a rescue nose, with a little spot of white that got 1 ½ in People Years. I do remember wan- birds flying by in bunches. I zip
pooch, a blue Pit, whose had a sorta sad real pink out in the sun. dering around, didn’t know where I was. I up to the bedroom to keep follow-
life up ’til her Forever Mom and Dad ad- had just had puppies but I don’t remem- in’ ’em, but they’re ushully gone
opted her. But I never wudda known that After the photo shoot, I asked her to tell ber what happened to ’em. I was very con- already. When Mimi an Omon are
from the way she gracefully pranced up me her story. She plopped down onto her fused. And scared. And sick. But, thank outside, I go down the stairs to the
for the Wag-and-Sniff soon as the door bed and began. Lassie, the Dog Catcher was nice. He took back yard. I go over by the seawall
opened. me to the Humane Society shelter. If he and yap with other dogs goin’ by on
“The Dog Catcher picked me up cuz hadn’t, I’m pretty sure I’duh been A Gon- the beach. When I’m all better, I get
“Welcome Mr. Bonzo, Sir,” she said I was a Stray. What happened before I er. The Humane Society people were real to go on the beach, too!”
softly. “I’m Katie. This is my Mom and Dad mostly can’t remember. I think I’m about gentle and nice, too. They cleaned me up.
Wendy, Peter. I call ’em Mimi and Omon. Then they found out I had heartworms, As we yapped, Katie was chewing
Can we get you anything? Some water? A which can send a pooch straight to Dog on a stuffed dog toy, gently tearing
Pupperoni?” Heaven.” it to shreds till the stuffing popped
out. She delicately nibbled on the bits of
“Thank you, no,” I replied. “I’m eager to I nodded. All us pooches are scared of fluff for a while, then petooied ’em out.
hear your story.” heartworms. “Oh, Woof! That musta been Finally her Dad gathered it all up and
scary. So, what happened?” threw it away.
“OK. Follow me, please,” she said, and “Another one bites the dust,” Katie
led the way upstairs to a sunny room with “Mimi’d been a volunteer at the shel- said proudly, shaking a piece of fluff off
a big window looking out onto a porch ter for a long time. I’d been there for a 2-3 her nose. “They usually last a coupla days
and the ocean. There was a nice big dog weeks so we kinda got to know each other. max. I get sorta worried when Mimi hasta
bed right by the window and a pink one She was still real sad cuz hers and Omon’s go on a Air-und, so I nab one of her slip-
on the porch. other pooch, Tipsy, had just gone to Dog pers an take it to my bed an lay on it till
Heaven. But she was afraid I wouldn’t get she gets home. Even if she just goes out
I readied my notebook while our pho- adopted cuz of bein’ sick, and bein’ a Pit to the mailbox, when she comes back in,
an all. I was worried, too. So Mimi and there I am, upstairs, layin’ on her slipper.”
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HOME & OFFICE Sometimes humans can’t ackshully adopt is PAWSOME and, for some reason, it
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and Omon did me. Don’t Beg.’ So I sit. THEN, I sneakily sneak
MON - FRI 9AM - 5:30PM under Omon’s legs, in case anything yum-
SAT & SUN 10AM - 3PM “Well, Mr. Bonzo, I was SO happy to my should happen to fall on the floor.
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INTRODUCING OUR 398-0085 They’d say, ‘No, Ma’m!’ when I did stuff I there.
BRAND NEW 4000 SQ. FT. shouldn’t, and I learned real fast. I’m su- “At night, I sleep in my big, nice crate.
per obedient! So here’s the Best Part: They When Mimi gets up, I go say good morn-
SHOWROOM decided to ADOPT me, like, Forever! Isn’t ing, then go back to sleep till Omon gets
that PAWSOME?” up. Then we hang out on the porch, see
Serving the Treasure Coast who’s on the beach, stuff like that. I’m
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“I’m still taking my heartworm treat- Heading back to the office, I was think-
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brother. Koko’s a Buh-SEN-gee and we peanut butter left in the pantry.
only play quietly ’til I get all better.”
“Can you take walks an stuff?” I won- Till next time,
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The apartment is equipped with a com-
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There’s also a new 1,400-square-foot
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Dr. Adler, who had been called away for
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“We get patients from Palm Beach
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What’s not to like about
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BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Correspondent porcelain sink, Formica countertops and
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fast nook and two separate counter areas.
The home at 897 SW College Park Road The kitchen has a pass-through window to
is, quite simply, meant for a family. Its the pool area. In fact, several of the rooms
location is ideal, situated near 1-95 and open onto the pool and lanai.
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The ranch house is nicely landscaped
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The wooden front door has etched glass
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is an entertainment center for the home.

The pool, 24-by-14, was resurfaced in 2016.

It has a screened porch, with new, tighter

mesh screens designed to combat the hat-

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are fruit trees, two different kind of oranges

and a lemon-lime. There is a new cabana

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as their kids don’t have to make a mad dash

inside, soaking wet, to use the bathroom

inside. The cabana bath also has a closet

who showed me the house, said that the for storage, for things like towels and pool

floor plan was a big plus. toys. There is also an eight-person hot tub

“It’s a well-designed floor plan that flows and outdoor shower. It’s a playground for

well,” she said. “The natural light that kids and adults.

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The house has a living room 20 feet-by-14 the entryway, and the master bedroom is

feet that flows into a formal dining room, on the other side. The two smaller bed-

family space with breakfast area. There is rooms each have a large walk-in closet

white porcelain tile throughout the house, and a shared remodeled bath with tub.

with the exception of the master bedroom, The master bedroom, 16-by-14, has double

SM which has neutral Berber Carpet. walk-in closets on the way to the master

The galley kitchen, 10-by-8, has a double bath, with a tub and glass-enclosed show-

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TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES

TOP SALES OF THE WEEK

Only seven single-family residences and lots sold from Jan. 16-20 in the local real estate market.
The top sale of the week in Port St. Lucie was the home at 514 NW Blue Lake Drive. Originally
on the market in October for $345,000, the 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom, 2,545-square-foot resi-
dence sold for $335,000 on Jan. 17.
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earlier this month for $334,900, the 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom, 2,438-square-foot abode sold
quickly, going for $327,000 on Jan. 20.

SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND LOTS SELLING
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TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD $335,000
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PORT SAINT LUCIE 514 NW BLUE LAKE DRIVE 10/27/2016 $345,000 1/17/2017 $280,000
SAINT LUCIE WEST 377 NW SHOREVIEW DRIVE 1/5/2017 $334,900 1/20/2017 $278,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 7630 GREENBRIER CIRCLE 9/1/2016 $288,000 1/20/2017 $225,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 361 NW TOSCANE TRAIL 9/9/2016 $285,000 1/17/2017 $217,875
PORT SAINT LUCIE 1952 SW SAGA STREET 8/26/2016 $249,900 1/20/2017 $211,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11457 SW KINGSLAKE CIRCLE 11/25/2016 $279,000 1/19/2017 $172,000
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ELIO SCACCIO’S The pizza-eating contest was a huge hit at last
CROONING? NOW year’s Tradition Taste of Little Italy Festival.
THAT’S AMORE!
FILE PHOTOS BY MITCH KLOORFAIN
BY MICHELLE GENZ | Staff Writer
[email protected] BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent The cultural festival launches at 3 p.m. part of your lunch plans, there’ll be more
today. Opening ceremonies are at 6:15 p.m. conventional ways to get palate pleasers.
1 Elio Scaccio sings the kind “When you come into Tradition Square, After that, tenor Elio Scaccio takes the stage, There’ll be lots of chefs on hand prepping
of music that makes you it’s about that coming together as family and followed by the King of Doo-Wop Tommy food. “You’re going to walk down and smell
wish for a candle dripping over friends and breaking bread.” Ara & the Crests at 8 p.m. the sausage and peppers,” Somma said.
the straw of a chianti bottle. Today
just after sundown, he’s sched- The words of Jerry Somma, president The festival restarts through the weekend The fried raviolis will be there, of course,
uled to croon his Italian pop love of Taste of Little Italy, say it all as Tradition with a variety of music acts (see the Coming and …
songs for the Taste of Little Italy hosts the 10th annual festival today through Up column).
festival at Port St. Lucie’s Tradition Sunday. “The famous pinwheels are back in full
Square, just west of I-95. Head to the festival hungry on Sunday, be- force,” Somma said. “Everyone loves the
That’s about the same time as “We look at these three days and see it as cause the Aunt Mary’s Pizza Eating Contest pinwheels!”
the first of seven cooking demon- breaking bread with our friends and family will be at 2:15 p.m. If competitive eating isn’t
strations and six wine seminars on the Treasure Coast.” CONTINUED ON PAGE B3
taking place over the course of the
weekend festival. Now in its 10th
year, the charity event includes
the risk-fraught combo of fair
rides and Italian food vendors, to
say nothing of the pizza-eating
contest.
Following the Peabody Con-
servatory-trained Scaccio is a
doo-wop singer Tommy Mara
and his band the Crests. Tomor-
row, the music starts up again at
10 a.m. and continues until 9:30
p.m., and on Sunday until 7:30
p.m. (Though the fair stays open
until 10 p.m. on Sunday, too.) The
guest artist list reads like a Babbel

CONTINUED ON PAGE B4

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COMEDY OF ERAS AS ‘PRIVATE LIVES’ COMES TO RIVERSIDE

BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer Actress Catherine Gowl, right, will portray Amanda in The play takes place in Deauville, of this era that is familiar because we’ve
[email protected] Riverside Theatre’s upcoming production ‘Private Lives.’ France, a popular resort area for the heard it in plays and movies. It’s fun be-
wealthy English in the 1930s. “There is the cause it’s foreign. It’s fun just how privileged
Noel Coward is known for his witty and PHOTO COURTESY OF CATHERINE GOWL initial moment when the English people and wealthy these people are and yet how
sophisticated plays, and his 1930 “Private step onto the balconies and breathe in miserable. They’re free to be miserable
Lives” is one of his most successful. It tells again,” she said. “Jason was also in ‘War the sea air,” Gowl said. “The imagery is all about interpersonal relationships because
the tale of Amanda and Elyot, who were Horse,’ but he was a human and I was a the more clear to people who would have it’s largely their only concern.”
once married to each other and are now horse.” seen it in 1931. That’s part of what make
honeymooning at the same hotel with the play delicious. You get the feeling that Gowl is particularly pleased to be play-
new spouses. They meet on the balconies Gowl is looking forward to playing with the facility and the decadence of the ing Amanda. “She’s an incredibly modern
of their adjacent rooms and sparks begin Amanda, a human “I really love comedy of language, they have carefree lives. woman,” Gowl said. “She’s incredibly clear
to fly. manners,” she said. “The language is deli- about her opinions and her right to have
cious and the period is stunning. The aes- “There is a rhythm to the posh language them, her right to be who she is in the face
To find out who ends up with whom, thetics of the 1930s are beautiful and rich. of propriety. She’s refreshing and fun. At the
come to Vero Beach’s Riverside Theatre Permission to be extreme as these people same time, she has this external confidence,
Jan. 31-Feb. 19 when the theater will pres- are is rare. We don’t get to leap from a rich poise and wonderful façade, there is very
ent “Private Lives.” Catherine Gowl will verbal role to a rich physical role that of- exciting tumult of uncertainty about how
portray Amanda, and the actress spoke ten. This play provides it.” she allowed love to get so ugly. I’m drawn to
about the role and the play from her home the tension in that. She does it with clarity
in New York. Gowl, who is a puppeteer of and panache.”
note as well as an accomplished actress,
said that puppetry provided skills that Gowl said that the show was a product
translate well into acting. of its times.

“You learn humility and the understand- “It was an unstable time in the world,”
ing that you are part of a larger whole,” she she said. “The play is pure entertainment.
said. “The goal is to make the whole shine. That’s why it’s fun to do it now. We all need a
You’re reading all the cues. Puppeting an- good belly laugh. It’s a riotous barrel of fun.”
imals who don’t use our language is very
helpful when I return on stage.” Noel Coward’s “Private Lives” will be pre-
sented at the Riverside Theatre, 3250 Riv-
Gowl appeared in “War Horse,” where erside Park Dr., Vero Beach, an. 31-Feb. 19.
she appeared with Jason Loughlin, who Tickets start at $35. Call the box office at
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‘La Mancha’ ado about ... something special TASTEOFLITTLEITALY
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1

BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer ed the cast from the script to include more PHOTO COURTESY OF If you’re still trying to figure out how to
[email protected] students, many of whom will portray pris- INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE make the perfect pinwheels by watching In-
oners. ternet instructional videos, close the note-
With apologies to Jane Austen, it is a We’re actually putting the orchestra up- book computer. “You can see the traditional
truth universally acknowledged that a play As Don Quixote, whose very name gave stage behind the set. You’re still able to see dishes and how they’re done by chefs, na-
that starts with good source material has us the word quixotic, Moberg has chosen the stand lights. It should be very pretty and tional and local,” Somma said.
a leg up. Think of Shaw’s “Pygmalion” for Brenden Wenger, a veteran of IRSC and very cool.”
“My Fair Lady,” Shakespeare’s “The Tam- other performances. He, of course, gets to Of course, what’s good Italian food with-
ing of the Shrew” for “Kiss Me Kate,” and sing the song “The Impossible Dream.” It For the scene where Quixote tilts with out wine? There’ll be wine aplenty. There’ll
T.E. White’s “The Once and Future king” for was not a song that was familiar to many of the windmill, Moberg has some surprises also be bocce, festival rides and more.
“Camelot.” Moberg’s students. up his sleeve, including the use of lighting.
That you’ll just have to come to see. Taste of Little Italy has been around for
“Man of La Mancha,” inspired by Cer- “We did the song as part of a presenta- 15 years and does three festivals a year in
vantes’ “Don Quixote” is another. The 1964 tion for an awards show and a lot of the kids Indian River State College, 3209 Virginia South Florida. Somma’s love of the Italian
musical, winner of five Tony Awards in- didn’t know it,” he said. “Once they started Ave., Fort Pierce, presents “Man of La Man- food, music, games and culture comes from
cluding Best Musical, has been revived four singing it, the fell in love with it.” cha” Feb. 9-12. Tickets are $10 for subscrip- an unusual childhood.
times on Broadway and has given the world tion holders and $15 for non-subscribers.
one of the most beloved of songs, “The Im- As Aldonza/Dulcinea, Moberg has cho- Call the box office at 1-800-220-9915 or “I was blessed to grow up in the same
possible Dream.” sen Raven Lawrence. “She’s a graduate from order online at www.irsc.edu. Click Visitors house as my grandparents,” he said.
Lincoln Park Academy,” he said. “She has a and Shows. 
Indian River State College students, un- lovely voice. She’s a first-year student but it Growing up in a three-generation home
der the direction of David Moberg, will seems like she has a lot more experience. gave Somma a deep appreciation for family,
present “Man of La Mancha” Feb. 9-12. She’s very brave and uninhibited.” so he aims to make the festivals appeal to
Moberg spoke recently about the staging of all ages.
the classic musical. As Don Quixote’s faithful servant, San-
cho Panza, Moberg has selected John Mi- “I love when I see three generations of the
“It’s one of my favorite, favorite shows,” chael Ortiz, a vocal student with the head family together,” he said. “It chokes me up.”
he said. “I think that’s because it’s not typ- of vocal music at IRSC, Dale Rieth. Ortiz is
ical musical theater. It’s more a play with a second-year student. Moberg said he had Thus making organizing Italian festi-
fantastic music than a musical. This was a new generation of students coming up as vals officially one of the coolest jobs in the
one of the first musicals I did as a young di- many of his stalwarts have completed their world.
rector. I just poured everything I knew and four-year degrees and are graduating.
had into it and I’m doing it again.” “It is truly about celebrating family,”
For the set, they are building the inside Somma said. “For three days we get to play
The play takes place during the Spanish of a dungeon with a staircase that lowers a small part in creating memories.”
Inquisition and much of the action takes down. “It’s one of the biggest and most de-
place in a dungeon. Moberg has expand- tailed sets,” Moberg said. Tradition Square is at 10799 SW Civic
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Joel Percy, Judy Percy and Jeff Percy (back row) and Lilly Farrar, Jenna Percy, Elizabeth Mayber- BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer On Feb. 12, a Butterfly Kisses Father-Daughter Din-
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JANUARY 29 Fellowship Hall Grand Opening. All mental plants and flowers. Botanica Garden from the experts” is an invaluable asset to the
are welcome to a ribbon-cutting Festival Plant Sale represents a special and consumer. These vendors know their plants!
28 Highwaymen Art Show. Come view ceremony, lunch, games and a tour of Sun- fun opportunity for residents of Port St Lucie
the Jetson Highwaymen collection, light Community Church’s Fellowship Hall. to shop for unique and unusual specimens to 12 Jensen Beach Art League. Monthly
including new paintings added this year. Meet It will house numerous activities to benefit enhance their personal plant environment as Art Show. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Held
and talk with the original Florida Highwaymen the community. It features a full commercial well as a large variety of plant related mer- the second Sunday of the month from No-
and see their wonderful art, which will also kitchen, basketball court, beautiful meeting chandise. The vendors are all experts in their vember through April at Indian RiverSide Park,
be for sale. 4145 U.S. 1, Fort Pierce. For more spaces and more! Ribbon-cutting ceremonies respective fields and the opportunity to “learn 1707, NE Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach.
information, call 772-464-7050. follow both worship services this Sunday, 9:15
a.m. and 11 a.m. More information is avail- LA PAISITA
28 Basic Coastal Navigation Seminar. able at sunlightcc.org.
Presented by St. Lucie River Power Colombian Restaurant
Squadron, covering such topics as “What do I FEBRUARY & Bakery
do if my GPS fails?,” “Do I really know how to
“read” charts?” and “What’s the latest buzz 11-12 2017 Botanica Garden Fes- You’ll think that you’re in Colombia!
in electronic navigation?” St. Joseph Parish tival Plant Sale. Held at the
Life Center, Room 7 on far eastern side 1300 Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, from 9 .m. to Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
E. 10th St., Stuart. 10 a.m. to noon. $30 for 4 p.m. A two-day plant sale featuring horticul-
members, $40 for non-members. 772-678- ture specialists from around Florida; experts
2468. in their chosen field of landscape and orna-

HOPE’S CLOSET TASTY COLOMBIAN DISHES AND MORE!

CONTINUED FROM PAGE B7 Steak • Seafood • Pork • Chicken • Liver & Onions
• Sausages • Sandwiches • Desserts
male who is significant in the young lady’s
life is welcome. They’ve found that the The Best Lunch Deal on the Treasure Coast!
event draws those from age 4 to middle
school. Cantina Special!!

Hope’s Closet 4 Children is one of the “Your YOU GET TO EAT EVERYDAY
community outreach programs of Grace Full-Service MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
Way Village. $35Soup, salad, rice and a for only
Salon” /Wk
“Grace Way Village is dedicated to meet- choice of 2 meats
ing the needs of the most vulnerable, par- Hair Stylists • Colorists w/plantains or potatoes
ticularly children,” Chastain said. “We Hair Texture & Nail Technicians
have Matthew’s Café Sunday evenings. It’s All Chemical Services Include Style KIDS EAT FREE!!
a food kitchen at 1780 Hartman Road in
Fort Pierce and anyone may attend. We do Specials* EVERY WEDNESDAY from 3pm
Wednesday lunches from 12-1 and volun-
teers are needed for all our community pro- • Haircut, Style, children up to 10 yrs eat FREE from the Kids Menu. One child
grams. We recently added a Sunday mobile 1 Facial Area Wax
food program to deliver to those who need with each adult entree purchase. Not valid with other offers
meals but can’t get out.” $40.00
Beer & Wine Fri - Sat A Few Doors
For Chastain, Hope’s Closet and Grace • Haircut, Gloss & Style Breakfast served 8:30am - 9pm East of the
Way Village are about more than clothing New Walmart
and meals. It’s about hope and dignity and $45.00 all day! Sun
about giving back. Mon - Thurs 8:30am - 6pm Market
• Color, Cut, Accent Foils 8:30am - 8pm
“We treat our clients with grace and dig-
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in an outfit we would not put our children
or grandchildren in. I was born and raised *New Clients Only
in St. Lucie County. It’s my hometown.”
398.8300
The Butterfly Kisses Father-Daughter
Dance will take place Feb. 12 at the Pelican 1006 Port St. Lucie Blvd. • Port St. Lucie
Yacht Club, 1120 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce,
from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $75 per cou- Solutions from Games Pages ACROSS DOWN
ple and $25 for each additional child if the in January 20, 2017 Edition 7 DIVINE 1 LIFETIME
dad or other adult male wants to bring more 8 OPAQUE 2 RIBBON
than one child. The dance has sold out in 9 HERB 3 RELATED
the past and pre-registration is required. For 10 ASSORTED 4 TOAST
more information, visit the website www. 11 PIONEER 5 FAIRLY
gracewayvillage.com. 12 BYWAY 6 DUNE
15 SEAMS 13 APPARENT
Donations of gently used clothing and 17 UNKEMPT 14 SNEAKER
school uniforms and new socks and under- 20 UMBRELLA 16 MIRAGE
wear from newborn to 17 can be dropped 22 PART 18 EMPIRE
off in St. Lucie County at Grace Way Village, 23 TRAGIC 19 FLOCK
1780 Hartman Road, Fort Pierce, Port St. 24 ERRAND 21 MARS
Lucie High School or at the Old Navy Store
at Tradition. For more information, call 772- Sudoku Page B12 Sudoku Page B13 Crossword Page B12 Crossword Page B13 (A PAIN IN THE NECK)
925-3074 or visit [email protected]
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ACROSS 92 RN concerns 16 See 12 Across stand The Washington Post
94 Noted Dwarf 21 Peek performer? 80 Fraud
1 He’s a sheep date 95 Buoy attachment? 23 Actor Holbrook 81 A la carte chart
4 Look into 96 Course average 24 One from Annam 82 Behold, to Brutus
9 Plutocrat’s 97 See 78 Down 83 Pilot’s milieu
102 Sausage coat or Assam, e.g. 85 Decisive event
pocketful 105 Places in the 26 Mug shaped like 86 The same
12 Proceeds 87 “If ___ Would
heart a fat man with a
undaunted 106 1492 ship three-cornered Leave You”
17 ___ tailspin 107 Inclined hat 89 One-time
18 The ___ of 108 See 85 Down 29 Nietzsche
110 Hot food in a husk negative Columbia
possibility 114 Vegas dealer’s aid 32 Respites with Pictures head
19 When it lays an 116 Awed reactions rates Harry
117 Give out your 34 In ___ (where 91 Babilonia of
egg, it’s a big one Ralph sometimes skating
20 In need of B12 cards? wants to put 93 Thread holders
22 See 1 Down 120 Boston airport Alice) 98 Enfeebles
25 Turn on an old 121 Broadcast 35 Kin of “wow” 99 Overfilled
36 See 33 Across 100 Straight
pilot? beginning 39 Girl in David 101 What’s a
27 Hula Hoop 123 Like this puzzle, Copperfield Russian urn?
42 Goddess of 102 Spanish-style
company I hope wake-up calls? home?
28 “Original 127 ___ the water 43 Gull’s tail? 103 Garden pest
44 Roulette couleur 104 Of little men
Broadway ___” (kaputski) 45 The V of V-8, 109 41 Across city
29 Jazz group?: abbr. 128 “Way to go!”, familiarly of Belgium
30 Van Gogh’s bro 46 Grate glower 111 Tree-ring
31 Molnar play in Oaxaca 47 See 43 Across indication
33 Being supportive 129 Sports spot 49 CIA forebear 112 Slow, in music
37 Pull-loop 130 Oxy ending 53 Cleaned, as a 113 Parking lot sign
38 Gin fruit 131 See 76 Down pipe 115 Latin abbr.
40 Gold coins of old 132 Inspectors’ marks 54 A heading that’s a 118 Unfortunately
133 Home of the beast headless queen? 119 Old stringed
Rome 55 SMU scores instrument
41 Summit outcome in TV’s Beauty 57 Popular fruit drink 122 Ox add-on
43 High finance of a and the Beast brand 123 Jersey remark?
134 OAS or OPEC 58 “I’m just trying 124 Type
sort ___ an honest 125 Dawn lawn
48 Japanese drama DOWN living” phenomenawn?
49 A woodwind 1 Love on the 59 See 56 Across 126 See 123 Across
50 Shade tree 61 Past tense verb
51 Occupy an rebound 65 Good name for a KNOWING THE ANGLES By Merl Reagle
2 Wise as ___ fisherman
ottoman 3 The speed of 67 Plains Indians • WATCHES THE WAT CH & J EWELRY • ROLEX
52 “___ that remark!” 69 Nixon met with • CLOCKS HOSPITAL • OMEGA
56 A little nutty sound him in 1972 • GOLD & • TAG
60 Out-of-___ 4 Hypothesis 70 Insufficient-funds • CITIZEN
62 Joining word 5 Upgrades, as result SILVER • SEIKO AND
63 Leone and 71 Cake with a hole Jewelry
machinery in it MORE!
Mendes 6 Prop for 73 The O of GAO:
64 Type of lit. abbr.
66 A Khan Hemingway’s 74 Movie-making
67 Praising works “Old Man” cable channel
68 Drink or rink stuff 7 League of 75 Start of the Lord’s
69 Poitier cop nations, Prayer
72 PTA person perhaps 76 Smells the roses,
74 Squirting 8 Actress Samms maybe
9 Flipped out 78 Avoids taking a
“weapon” 10 Classic-film
77 ___ precaution televiser,
79 Bud’s bud familiarly
80 Vilifies 11 Directly
84 Objector’s word 12 Getups
85 Three-part 13 Theater quickie
14 Lamprey
vacuum tube 15 Struck, old-style
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