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Navy UDT-SEAL Bulky election ballot will
Museum shows off keep St. Lucie voters busy
a chunk of history
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent [email protected]
The National Navy UDT-SEAL PHOTOS: LINDA THIBEAULT Attention, St. Lucie County LOCAL LINK TO
Museum is now displaying a 300- voters: Do your homework. AMENDMENT 10
pound piece of Cold War history. PUTTING THE ‘OK!’
IN OKTOBERFEST! County and statewide voters BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent
On Oct. 3, the museum un- can expect to spend more time
veiled its newly-acquired piece of Zoltan Grof, a member of the than usual in the ballot booth on Port St. Lucie voters may not
the Berlin Wall. International Polka Band, enter- Nov. 6. Two pages’ worth of can- spot it easily, but an issue on the
tained the crowd to open Okto- didate and amendment choices, Nov. 6 general-election ballot
“We’ve been working with a few berfest – the annual celebration along with the local question concerns a new neighbor.
of German merriment and beer regarding a half-cent sales tax
When the Berlin Wall increase, await. The Florida Department of
came down ... – at the Port St. Veteran Affairs, which will staff
Lucie Civic Center In addition to selecting a U.S. and manage the under-con-
WASHINGTON POST PHOTO senator and a representative to struction Ardie R. Copas State
last Friday, while Congress, as well as a new gov- Veterans’ Nursing Home, is men-
other institutions that have had Erna Farney and ernor, attorney general and chief
access to or portions of the wall,” financial officer, voters will have
said Elaine Ryan, marketing and Uta McFadden to make choices for state rep-
media director. took a turn on the dance floor. resentative, county leadership
and judges. Some residents will
The artifact went on display also be asked to select members
about a month before the SEALs’ of various community develop-
annual muster at the museum. ment districts as well as the St.
The public-invited event with lots Lucie West Services District.
of booming family fun will be on
Saturday, Nov. 3. But regardless of where they
live in St. Lucie County, all res-
The museum’s executive direc- idents will be asked to decide
tor, Rick Kaiser, had friends in the the county and municipalities’
German military from his service
days. “Through his connections, CONTINUED ON PAGE A11 CONTINUED ON PAGE A3
we were offered a piece of the
wall,” Ryan explained. Jail deputy nabbed for pawning service gun
Annette Klein, consul general BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer charge of grand theft of a firearm,
of the Federal Republic of Ger- [email protected] among other charges.
many to Florida, attended the
unveiling ceremony, along with A detention deputy at the St. “The public has a right to hold
other dignitaries. The artifact is Lucie County jail who resigned law enforcement officers to a
on permanent display at the SEAL late last month was arrested be- higher degree of trust,” Sheriff Ken
museum’s Cold War Gallery. The fore his final two weeks were up Mascara said in a prepared state-
after authorities determined he ment. “It is, and always will be,
CONTINUED ON PAGE A4 pawned his agency-issued fire- my expectation that the members
arm. of the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s
Office will adhere to the highest
Dep. Michael Benjamin Hocker,
50, of Port St. Lucie faces a felony CONTINUED ON PAGE A8
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AMENDMENT 10 lot. Six of those amendments are “bun- HEALTHY DOSE OF HOSPITAL NEWS
dled,” meaning they have multiple provi-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 sions. Amendment 10 is one of them. BY MICHELLE GENZ | Staff Writer Hospital District trustees on the future
tioned in Amendment 10. In addition to shifting the Florida De- Last week was a memorable one for of medical care for our community.
“The amendment is changing ‘may’ to partment of Veteran Affairs from permit-
ted to mandated in the Florida Constitu- Treasure Coast hospitals. “This is one of the most important
‘shall’ to codify even more our depart- tion, the amendment, if passed by voters,
ment’s existence under Florida statutes,” would mandate that the legislature meet The day before the final vote on the things I think the board will ever do
explained Steve Murray, communications in January on even-number years, cre-
director at the state veterans department. ate the Office of Domestic Security and ballyhooed sale of Indian River Medi- for this community,” Chairman Wayne
Counterterrorism within the Florida
The department is neutral about Department of Law Enforcement, and cal Center to Cleveland Clinic, Martin Hockmeyer told the IRMC board of
whether voters should or should not mandate the elections of constitutional
adopt Amendment 10. Murray agreed to officers – such as sheriffs – in chartered Health announced it had signed its own directors gathered in a hospital con-
explain the mechanics of the amendment counties, including Brevard, Volusia and
as they relate to the FDVA and the history Orange. definitive agreement
of the state’s veterans department.
This is the second time the Florida De- to become a part of the
The state is now constructing the Copas partment of Veterans Affairs has been put
nursing home in Tradition. When opened before the voters. Cleveland Clinic system.
in 2019 or 2020, the 121,000-square-foot
facility will employ more than 150 and During the 1988 session, the State Leg- Martin has three hos-
add about $20 million a year to the local islature approved putting a proposal on
economy. that year’s general-election ballot asking pitals – two in Stuart and
voters if they wanted to approve the op-
The ballot amendment summary portunity for the state to create the Flor- the Tradition Medical
reads: “Requires legislature to retain de- ida Department of Veteran Affairs. There
partment of veterans’ affairs.” was already a veterans division within Center in St. Lucie Coun-
the Department of Administration, which
The referendum for requiring the leg- some at the time held was sufficient. ty – as well as 10 other
islature to maintain the existence of a But, the state’s services to veterans were
cabinet-level reporting veterans depart- spread across three agencies, which ad- clinics, labs and offices.
ment didn’t emerge from a widespread vocates said created inefficiencies and
grassroots effort. There are also no visible confusion. Martin negotiated a
moves afoot in Florida to close the de-
partment. Florida was mirroring the nation in deal to get twice the cap-
1988. At the time there were moves in
The 37-member Florida Constitution Congress to upgrade the former Veterans ital expenditure from
Revision Commission authored Amend-
ment 10, along with seven of the other 12 CONTINUED ON PAGE A4 Cleveland in half the
amendments on the general-election bal-
time – $500 million in
five years, compared to Tradition Medical Center.
Vero Beach’s $250 million
over 10 years – but its Stuart hospital ference room. And across the street at
still has some semi-private rooms and Hospital District headquarters: “This
desperately needs a bigger emergency is the most important vote we will ever
department. have as a group,” said Chairwoman
In Vero, the hospital sale was marked Marybeth Cunningham. “The outcome
by an unprecedented unanimous will have ramifications far beyond this
agreement by both the Indian River year, or the following few years, but for
Medical Center board and the public decades to come in this community.”
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PIECE OF BERLIN WALL through those countries. That AMENDMENT 10
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 cemented the Peaceful Revolu- CONTINUED FROM PAGE A3
display was almost six decades in the tion of 1989, a series of peaceful Administration into the Presidential Cab-
making. inet level Department of Veteran Affairs
public demonstrations in East to give veterans a greater voice and few-
The Potsdam Agreement divided up er complications for getting medical care
responsibility for and influence over Ger- Germany and other places. and other benefits. President Ronald Rea-
many at the end of World War II. Berlin gan, a proponent of the proposal, signed
was in the area controlled by the Soviet Under intense public pres- the Department of Veterans Affairs Act of
Union, the communist nation that exist- 1988 into law on Oct. 25, 1988.
ed from 1922 to 1991. But because it was sure East Germany opened
the Allied Control Council’s seat, Berlin The idea of a state veterans department
was divided between member states, in- crossing points at the Berlin was popular. More than two-thirds of the
cluding the U.S. about 4 million voters who cast ballots on
Wall, so people could go straight the state referendum in ’88 approved giv-
By the end of the 1940s, Germany split ing the legislature the option to create the
into two nations — the communist Ger- into West Berlin. Countless did. state veterans department. The depart-
man Democratic Republic and the demo- ment’s existence is owed to the voter-ap-
cratic Federal Republic of Germany. West Berliners greeted their proved Article IV Section 11 of the Florida
Things were tense from the start. Over German brothers and sisters
the years, millions of East Germans left by “The legislature, by general law, may
going to West Germany through West Ber- with celebration. Some got on provide for the establishment of the De-
lin and heading to other parts of Europe partment of Veteran Affairs,” the section
from there. top of the wall to dance togeth- reads.
That changed on Sunday, Aug. 13, er. Then others took sledgeham- As Murray pointed out, the key word is
1961. At midnight, GDR police and mili- “may.” However, he noted that during the
tary units started closing Berlin’s passes. mers to chip at it. 1989 session the State Legislature acted
Workers started tearing up roads to West on that allowance and created the Florida
Berlin and erecting barbed wire and other The East German military Department of Veterans Affairs. It opened
makeshift barriers. In Germany, the day on July 1, 1989 and has operated contin-
was called Stacheldrahtsonntag (Barbed and police tried to gently get uously since. Among other things, it has
Wire Sunday). opened six state veterans nursing homes,
people to stop, but by June 1990 and is working on the seventh and eighth
Within a few days, East Germany start- now.
ed building the first segments of what it gave up and joined them in tear-
called the Anti-Fascist Protection Ram- If voters approve Amendment 10, that
part. Everybody else called it the Berlin ing down the wall. By October section of the Florida Constitution will be
Wall. Still, East Germans found ways over, revised to read: “The legislature, by gen-
around, under and through the growing Annette Klein, consul general of Germany to Florida, 1990, Germany was a reunified, eral law, shall provide for a Department of
barricade. Workers started a second wall and Rick Kaiser, executive director of the National Navy democratic nation. The GDR Veterans’ Affairs and prescribe its duties.
to create what was called a death strip be- UDT-SEAL Museum, unveil an artifact from the Berlin Wall. was now history as demolition The head of the department is the gover-
tween it and the primary wall. About 140 of the wall continued. nor and cabinet.”
people died over the years attempting to PHOTO COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL NAVY UDT-SEAL MUSEUM
cross the death strip from East to West With that change, any efforts to shutter
Berlin. proved incapable of governing. The Sovi- The SEAL museum and many others the department would necessitate anoth-
er amendment to the state constitution.
Construction of the Berlin Wall con- et military was fighting the mujahideen, have long wanted pieces of the wall. Per- As things are, the State Legislature can
tinued in phases almost continously for close the department with a floor vote. In
two decades. About the time the East Ger- who received training and supplies from haps the most famous wall artifact is the either case the state would have to trans-
mans had pretty much perfected the wall, fer the veterans department activities and
world events were starting to tear it down. Islamic countries and the United States, one displayed prominently at the Ronald duties to other departments — including
the state veterans nursing homes.
The Soviet Union got mired in an un- along with fighting Afghan Maoist com- Reagan Presidential Foundation & Insti-
winnable war in Afghanistan after Lenin- Florida has about 1.5 million veterans
ist communist forces it backed in a coup munist forces. tute, Simi Valley, Calif. “It is rare,” Ryan according to the federal Department of
Then the Soviet Union experienced said. “We feel very honored.”
a rapid succession of leaders following The muster, meanwhile, will kick off at
the 1982 death of Leonid Brezhnev, the 8 a.m. on Nov. 3 with the annual Muster
general secretary of the Communist Par- 5K Run/Walk Beach Challenge. There will
ty. The succession ended with Mikhail be lots of free outdoor events throughout
Gorbachev taking the reins in the Soviet the day, including speakers starting at 11
Union in 1985. But discontent and unrest a.m. Among them will be Rep. Brian Mast,
in the communist world was underway by a catastrophically-injured Operation En-
then, and the Soviet economy was severe- during Freedom-Afghanistan veteran.
ly faltering. There will be tactical demonstrations by
President Ronald Reagan grabbed the SEALs, food trucks and music by Kilt the
chance to challenge Gorbachev to get Messenger and SoulJam.
East Germany to remove the wall. In 1987, The museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
he stood by the wall in West Berlin and Tuesday to Saturday. It’s open noon to 4
said perhaps his most famous words. “Mr. p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $15 for those
Gorbachev, tear down this wall.” ages 13 and older. Children ages 6 to 12
Changes were unstopably afoot af- get in for $7. Seniors, veterans and first re-
ter that. Over the next two years nations sponders get a $3 discount. The self-guid-
under Soviet influence started removing ed museum with static and interactive
barriers at their borders. East Germany displays is at 3300 N. Highway A1A, on
tried to prevent its people from leaving Hutchinson Island, Fort Pierce.
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CAMERA ABUSING FAMILY CAT
FERNHILL MEMORIAL GARDENS BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer
Celebration lives PHOTO COURTESY OF PORT ST. LUCIE POLICE DEPARTMENT
An 11-year-old boy was arrested on a
with felony charge of animal cruelty after a school a couple days later.
neighbor caught on camera the child re- The child told the officer “Ray was alive
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and onto the ground. and well,” according to the report.
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11-year-old threw Ray into the air and let sustained soft tissue injury to his tail. The
him crash to ground six times. After many other cat appeared to be in good health.
of the tosses, the cat appeared motionless
or dazed. Four times, the boy threw the cat
directly at the ground. And, at least once,
the boy kicked the cat.
A neighbor child saw what was hap-
pening and, at the direction of his moth-
er who was indisposed at the time, used
his cellphone to film the abuse through a
bedroom window, according to the police
report. When the mother was able, she re-
viewed her child’s footage and notified au-
Police got permission from the 11-year-
old’s mother to interview him while at
AYCOCK FUNERAL HOMES JAIL DEPUTY ARRESTED the firearm, according to Mascara.
Hocker was arrested on Oct. 1 in Indian
PORT ST LUCIE, FLORIDA CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1
River County, where he was booked into
Aycock at Tradition NEWEST LOCATION level of ethical and moral behavior. In this jail. He is on unpaid administrative leave
Life Celebration Center Aycock at Tradition instance, Michael Hocker did not live up to pending an internal affairs investigation.
Port St. Lucie Life Celebration Center Along with felony grand theft of a fire-
Hocker submitted his resignation with arm, Dep. Hocker’s charges include giving
772-618-2336 SW Tradition Lakes Blvd. two weeks’ notice on Sept. 28. He planned false information to a pawnbroker and
CrSeWekStWoanyy to use accrued vacation time for those two dealing in stolen property. Each charge had
Floresta Drive SW Stony Creek Way SW Tradition Lakes Blvd. SW Keating Dr. weeks, the Sheriff’s Office said, which was a bond amount of $5,000.
1504 SE Floresta Drive SW Hartwick Dr. to end Oct. 15.
Tradition Pkwy. SW Stony Creek Way SW Elsinore Dr. Hocker was hired in late 2002 by the St.
Port St. Lucie Tradition Pkwy. That same day, he was told to return his Lucie County Sheriff’s Office, according
agency-owned equipment. to personnel records. Over the years, he
772-878-0049 received commendations and citations
Only, Hocker couldn’t return the gun be- along with his unit and fellow jail staff for
Fernhill Memorial cause he no longer had it, according to the their efforts in various scenarios, including
Gardens, Stuart arrest warrant. quick action during an inmate’s attempted
“You are not going to like this,” Hock-
Aycock Funeral Home er told the person tasked with collecting Starting in 2006, Hocker attempted to
Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Hocker’s items, according to the affidavit. “I progress to the level of sergeant. Each time,
don’t have my firearm.” however, he was denied as his scores did
Fort Pierce not meet the average of others vying for the
Hocker then proceeded to explain that same title.
772-461-8912 he had pawned the gun and gave the name
of the pawn shop, according to the affidavit. Regardless, annual personnel evalua-
tions showed Hocker to be a hard worker
“Once this information was known, I and dedicated to the job.
immediately approved a criminal investi-
gation into the events surrounding this gun “It is a pleasure to work with ‘Hoc’ at the
being pawned,” Sheriff Mascara said. Rock,” wrote Sgt. Sokolowski in the 2013-14
Investigators verified with the pawn shop
that Hocker had pawned his agency-issued Other reviews over the years have noted
firearm in March for $150. In June, Hocker Hocker’s “quick wit makes for a more enjoy-
defaulted on the pawn, and the gun was able work place,” a desire for more deputies
sold to a Port St. Lucie resident who later at the jail to be like Hocker, and describe
sold it to another person. him as having a calm demeanor and a pos-
The Sheriff’s Office was able to recover
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IN LOVING MEMORY Emily, Ian and AJ; and great-grandchildren CAROLE Y.L. GOODEN, 76
Carson, Katie, Jack, Jace, Alexa, Charlie, Riv- Port St. Lucie
HENRY R. McDONALD, 93 He was also passionate about golf, an avid er, Hensley and Evia.
St. Lucie West traveler, and a longtime member of the Cas- Carole Y.L. Gooden, 76, passed away on
cades Men’s and Scuba & Snorkel clubs. He DOROTHY L. BURRELL, 98 Sept. 24 at her home in Port St. Lucie. Born
Henry “Hank” R. McDonald, 93, of St. Luc- cherished the many friendships made there. Port St. Lucie in Kingston, Jamaica, Carole had been a resi-
ie West in Port St. Lucie went home to our dent of Florida since 1982, after living on var-
Lord on Sept. 6, one week before his 94th He is survived and forever missed by Dorothy L. Burrell, 98, of Port St. Lucie ious islands in the Caribbean.
birthday. his loving wife, Elaine; his children, Cher- passed away.
yl (Dave) Moulton, Kelly (Sandra) McDon- Carole was an educator for over five de-
Hank was a World War II Army Air Corps ald; step-children, Sheli Touchette, Jenna Dorothy loved to dance and was an avid cades, first teaching Biology and Chemis-
veteran who landed at Normandy five days Touchette, Ron (Lori) Touchette and Cherie bridge player and golfer. Dottie had two try at St. Andrews Technical High School in
after D-Day, a University of Tennessee grad- (Dave Stuehling) Touchette; grandchildren, holes-in-one. Kingston, Jamaica.
uate, a professional baseball pitcher, and re- Roger (Lindsey), David (Shannon), Lori,
tired from Lockheed Aircraft after 38 years as Mike (Sarah), Megan (Darby), Lauren (Mike), She was the beloved wife of Jacques; Carole is survived by her daughter, Ter-
an industrial engineer. Casey (Davey), Chris, Matt, Sarah, Jon (Jess), mother of Scott, Chris and Mark; grand- ri-Anne; son, Timothy of Denver.; three
mother of Jason, Brian, Nichole, Ryan, Kyle grandchildren, Thomas Sacchi, Joseph Sac-
and Kate; and great-grandmother and great- chi and Cynecia Brend; her sister, Aileen
great grandmother of two. Palmer; and her nephew, Duane Palmer.
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NOV. 6 BALLOT CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER Helen Viviane Henderson – D AMENDMENTS
Jimmy Patronis (incumbent) – R
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 Jeremy Ring – D RETENTION OF FLORIDA SUPREME NO. 1 – INCREASED HOMESTEAD
Write-in COURT JUSTICE PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION: Increase
Half-Cent Sales Tax Referendum and Alan Lawson the homestead exemption by exempting
choose whether or not to support the 13 COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE the assessed valuation of homestead
amendments proposed for Florida’s Con- Matt Caldwell – R RETENTION OF FLORIDA DISTRICT property between $100,000 and $125,000
stitution. Nicole “Nikki” Fried – D COURT OF APPEAL for all but school district levies.
Burton C. Conner
Here’s a brief look at the offices and ques- STATE SEN. DIST. 25 Jeffery T. Kuntz NO. 2 – LIMITATIONS ON PROPERTY
tions on the Nov. 6 ballot. To determine Gayle Harrell – R Carole Y. Taylor TAX ASSESSMENTS: Permanently cap
which offices represent you, visit the St. Robert Levy – D increases to property tax assessments of
Lucie County Supervisor of Elections Office CIRCUIT JUDGE 19TH CIRCUIT non-homestead properties to 10 percent
online at www.slcelections.com to request STATE REP. DIST. 54 Robert “Bob” Meadows – with the exception of school district
a sample ballot specific to your precinct. Erin Grall (incumbent) – R Nirlaine Smartt taxes.
Nicole Haagenson – D
U.S. SENATOR: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT NO. 3 – VOTER CONTROL OF
Bill Nelson (incumbent) – D STATE REP. DIST. 55 DISTRICTS GAMBLING IN FLORIDA: Grant Florida
Rick Scott – R Cary Pigman (incumbent) – R Lake Lucie voters the right to decide authorization
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REP. IN CONGRESS DIST. 18 STATE REP. DIST. 83 compacts.
Brian Mast (incumbent) – R Toby Overdorf – R ST. LUCIE WEST SERVICES DISTRICT
Lauren Baer – D Matt Theobald – D Viorel “Mr. Vio” Mocuta NO. 4 – VOTING RESTORATION
Wayne N. Smith AMENDMENT: Restores voting rights
GOVERNOR STATE REP. DIST. 84 of Floridians with felony convictions
Ron DeSantis – R Mark Gotz – R HALF-CENT LOCAL GOVERNMENT after they complete all terms of their
Andrew Gillum – D Delores Hogan Johnson – D SURTAX: Increase sales tax by a half- sentence, including parole or probation;
Darcy G. Richardson – REF cent on items valued up to $5,000 for does not apply to those convicted of
Kyle “KC” Gibson – NPA COUNTY COMMISSION DIST. 2 a period of 10 years. Funds collected murder or sexual offenses.
Ryan Christopher Foley – NPA Anthony Louis Bonna (appointed) – R would be distributed among the county,
Bruce Stanley – NPA Sean P. Mitchell – D City of Port St. Lucie, City of Fort Pierce NO. 5 – SUPERMAJORITY VOTE RE-
and St. Lucie Village, to be used on road, QUIRED TO IMPOSE, AUTHORIZE OR
ATTORNEY GENERAL COUNTY COMMISSION DIST. 4 water and other such projects as over- RAISE STATE TAXES OR FEES: Prohibit
Ashley Moody – R Frances “Frannie” Hutchinson seen by a committee of citizens appoint- legislature from imposing, authoriz-
Sean Shaw – D (incumbent) – R ed by the various governments.
Jeffrey Mark Siskind – NPA CONTINUED ON PAGE A13
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‘TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS’ PAYS OFF FOR SELFLESS TEACHERS
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent tional facilities are Title 1.
It’s a famously longstanding problem in educa- While United Way is getting Tools for Schools go-
tion – teachers having to buy classroom supplies. ing, it had to limit the number of qualifying Title 1
A solution has opened up. schools, so “not every Title 1 school is on the list,”
“Tools for Schools is a service program of the Thomas said.
United Way of St. Lucie County,” said Kenrick Thom- United Way limited qualifying schools to 12. It
as Jr., director of marketing and communications. picked those with 100 percent of the students qual-
“It opened its doors to select Title 1 schools.” ifying for free or reduced lunches. Three are in Port
That was in September. But, people will get a St. Lucie: Northport K-8, and Parkway and Savanna
chance to take a look at Tools for Schools at its grand Ridge elementary schools.
opening this coming Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 1 p.m. Educators from those 12 schools can shop four
to 2 p.m. The public is invited; the store is at 3855 S. times a year at Tools for Schools. “Teachers can shop
U.S. 1, Fort Pierce. twice in the fall and twice in the spring,” Thom-
In addition to learning about how Tools for as said. They get half an hour each with scheduled
Schools works, visitors will get to hear from Wayne shopping trips.
Gent, superintendent of St. Lucie Pubic Schools, “Then they can show up and they’re given a shop-
along with United Way board chair Andrew Tread- ping cart and a volunteer accompanies them while
well. they’re shopping,” Thomas said.
Estimates on much teachers spend out of pocket Lakewood Elementary teacher Victoria Castaneda gets free classroom supplies from ‘Tools for Schools,’ Tools for Schools opened with a lot of supplies
for classroom supplies vary widely. A 2016 survey by donated by Publix. The Lakeland-based grocer gave
a new program by the United Way of St. Lucie County. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE UNITED WAY OF ST. LUCIE COUNTY
the Scholastic Corporation found that responding Tools for Schools almost 360,000 items valued at
educators on average said they spent $530 to $672 that year. The hope, Thomas explained, is to open Tools for Schools $479,000. Thomas said United Way is thankful for the im-
The less affluent areas schools were in, the more teachers to teachers throughout St. Lucie County. “Eventually we are mediate surge of help it has received from Publix and other
reported spending on classroom supplies. going to get to that level,” he said. donors. But, he said it will need more donations to expand
Teachers get a $250 deduction on federal income taxes But, as United Way builds donor support for the Tools for Schools. That’s where the public comes in.
for professional-development courses, books, computer school-supply program, it has to limit the program. It opt- “School supplies would be really great,” Thomas said.
equipment and items purchased for student use. However, ed to start with Title 1 schools. Title 1 is a designation and “That helps us stock the shelves. That helps us keep our
Thomas said it’s clear some teachers regularly buy class- program under the Elementary and Secondary Education supplies.” Thomas said volunteers are needed, too.
room supplies from their own pockets that exceed the fed- Act passed in 1965 and consistently renewed by Congress
eral income-tax deduction without hope of compensation. since. Title 1 schools are those with at least 40 percent of More about Tools for Schools, along with donation and
“The store opened to teachers of disadvantaged stu- their students from families that meet federal guidelines for volunteer information, is at www.unitedwayslc.org/toolsfor-
dents,” Thompson said. low income. Most of the county’s public schools and educa- schools.
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‘Crafted Pie’ wants a pizza the action RE-ELECT
PHOTO: LINDA THIBEAULT County Commissioner
Scott VanDuzer, surrounded by employees and members of the St. Lucie County
Chamber of Commerce, celebrates the opening of the The Crafted Pie͛ pizza Port St. Lucie’s Independent Voice For Clean
eatery inside Sailfish Brewery in Fort Pierce on last Friday. Water, Low Taxes, Economic Opportunity.
NOV. 6 BALLOT WORKPLACES: Would prohibit drilling About Anthony
for exploration or extraction of oil and • Moved to Port St. Lucie in 1990
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A11 natural gas under state-owned waters; • Centennial High School Graduate
adds vapor-generating electronic de- • Finance Degree from Georgetown University
ing or raising state taxes or fees except vises to current prohibition of tobacco • Small Business Owner
through legislation approved by two- smoking in enclosed indoor workplaces • 4th Degree Knight of Columbus
thirds vote in the House and Senate; with exceptions; would allow for more • Port St. Lucie Rotary Club
does not impact how local governments restrictive local vapor ordinances. • Married to Sasha Dadan Bonna
may impose taxes or fees.
NO. 10 – STATE AND LOCAL GOVERN- Endorsed By
NO. 6 – RIGHTS OF CRIME VICTIMS, MENT STRUCTURE AND OPERATION: City Council Members
JUDGES: Creates constitutional rights Requires legislatures to retain depart-
for victims of crime by requiring courts ment of veterans’ affairs; ensures elec- Jolien Caraballo and
to facilitate victims’ rights and autho- tion of sheriff’s property appraisers and John Carvelli
rizes victims to enforce their rights other local constitutional officers; pro-
throughout the criminal and juvenile hibits county charters’ ability to abolish, ANTHONY BONNA’S PRIORITIES
justice processes. Judges and hearing change term, transfer duties or elimi-
officers would be required to inde- nate election of offices; creates office of - Clean up our waterways once and for all
pendently interpret statutes and rules. domestic security and counterterrorism; - Local preference for local businesses
Also increases the age of mandatory re- and sets annual legislative session in - Support Port St. Lucie’s
tirement for state justices from 70 to 75 even-numbered years to January (was
and deletes authorization to complete March). Vocational/Technical Education Center
term if one-half term has been served by - Invest in infrastructure
retirement age. NO. 11 – PROPERTY RIGHTS; REMOVAL - Safe schools and safe neighborhoods
OF OBSOLETE PROVISION; CRIMINAL
NO. 7 – FIRST RESPONDER AND MILI- STATUTES: Removes discriminatory Questions Before You Vote?
TARY MEMBER SURVIVOR BENEFITS; language related to real property rights, Call Anthony at 772.237.0984 (Cell)
PUBLIC COLLEGES AND UNIVERSI- removes obsolete language repealed by
TIES: Grants mandatory payment of voters, deletes provision that changes to Paid. By Anthony Bonna, Republican, for St. Lucie County Commission, District 2
death benefits and waiver of certain a criminal statute will not affect prose-
educational expenses to qualifying cution/penalties for crime committed
survivors of certain first responders and before amendment, and keeps the cur-
military members who die performing rent provision that allows prosecution of
official duties. Requires supermajority a crime committed before the repeal of
(two-thirds) vote by university trust- the statute.
ees and state university system board
governors to raise or impose legislatively NO. 12 – LOBBYING AND ABUSE OF
authorized fees if law requires approval; OFFICE BY PUBLIC OFFICERS: Ex-
and establishes existing state college pands current restrictions on lobbying
system constitutional entity and pro- for compensation by former public
vides governance structure. officers and creates restrictions of
same by serving public officers, former
**NO. 8 – SCHOOL BOARD TERM LIM- justices and judges, and prohibits abuse
ITS, ET AL.: Struck from the ballot after of public position by public officers and
determination was made that the title employees for personal benefit.
and summary were misleading.
NO. 13 – ENDS DOG RACING: Phases
NO. 9 – PROHIBITS OFFSHORE OIL out commercial dog racing in connec-
AND GAS DRILLING; PROHIBITS tion with wagering by 2020; other gam-
VAPING IN ENCLOSED INDOOR ing activities not affected.
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Workshop explores what’s cookin’ on
the home kitchen-based business front
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer “Foodies interested in making money” ‘ALL THINGS 3D’ SHOW AND TELL
[email protected] are the type of people Alberts expects to at-
tend the workshop, which will cover sales PHOTOS: ANTHONY INSWASTY The IRL Science Festival held an
That scrumptious pie or luscious loaf methods, labeling and food safety. All Things 3D satellite event last
of bread you just baked is certainly good on Thursday at the Paula A. Lewis
enough to eat – but is it good enough to sell? Home kitchens don’t have to jump Branch Library in Port St. Lucie. The
through the same hoops that commercial event demonstrated 3D printing
Before money changes hands, be sure kitchens do, but there are still some guide- technologies and the 3D printing
your home kitchen-based business is up to lines they should meet in order to ensure services offered to the public by the
scratch. safe consumption. Lewis Branch. Above library Senior
Technical Specialist Enrique Carmo-
The St. Lucie UF/IFAS Extension is offer- Items that can be sold from home kitch- na and Technical Assistant Rowan
ing a first-of-its-kind workshop later this ens include shelf-stable products that don’t Hussein demonstrate the library’s
month to help home bakers and cooks stay require refrigeration. Beverages and meat 3D printer and a 3D printed product
on the right side of the state’s Cottage Food products are prohibited. fresh from the machine.
Alberts said the most common
“The state’s pretty particular about food home-kitchen goods are breads, granolas,
safety laws,” said Extension agent Carol Al- trail mixes and jams.
The cost for the workshop is $25 per per-
Products made for bake sales, farmers son and registration can be done online:
market booths, and any other food-based, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/make-mon-
money-making venture require at least a ey-selling-cottage-food-products-tick-
basic set of business skills and knowledge of ets-48799653076?aff=ebdssbdestsearch.
food safety guidelines. Nothing needs be brought to the workshop,
unless attendees wish to take notes. Alberts
The upcoming workshop, scheduled for will provide printouts and other materials.
Oct. 26, will go over the requirements for
receiving a state license for collecting sales For more information, call Extension
tax on the items. Agent Carol Alberts at 772-462-1895. The
program takes place at the UF/IFAS Exten-
“Once you get your license to collect sales sion St. Lucie County Office, 8400 Picos Road,
tax, you’re in business,” Alberts said. Fort Pierce.
According to Alberts, home-based bak-
ers have the potential to turn their kitchens
into $50,000 (gross) sales operations.
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SHOT OF CONFIDENCE: WHY THIS
FLU VACCINE MAY WORK BETTER
BY TOM LLOYD | Staff Writer ally have an edge over the shots this year. That, she continues, can be life-threatening disease and felt secure
The current process for producing shots important, “because as you ever since, but you could well be due for
The Florida Department of Health is ad- age, your immune system may a booster.
amant. Everyone should get vaccinated for requires the flu viruses to be grown in eggs, weaken and is not as power-
influenza by the end of this month. per FDA regulations. In the 2017-18 shot, ful, so giving you more of the Thomas-St. Cyr suggests checking the
that turned out to be a problem. Last year’s antigen would make you react CDC website right before your next annual
Infectious disease specialist Dr. Aisha H3N2 strain may well have packed such a more and make your immune wellness exam because sometimes boost-
Thomas-St. Cyr at Sebastian Infectious deadly punch because it is one of a hand- system rev up.” er shots are “the last thing” a busy primary
Disease Care and Steward Health agrees ful of flu viruses that grows poorly in eggs. care physician is likely to think about.
wholeheartedly with the FDH, saying “yes, Does getting the 2018-19 flu
I recommend everyone – 6 months of age FluMist nasal spray, however, uses a live, vaccines provide a 100 percent Dr. Aisha Thomas-St. Cyr is at Sebastian
and up – get vaccinated.” inactive virus, not one grown in eggs. guarantee you won’t be affect- ID Care at 7955 Bay Street, Suite 2, directly
ed by the flu? south of the Sebastian River Medical Cen-
Why? Because of that, Thomas-St. Cyr be- ter. The phone is 772-388-9155.
Let’s start with this: According to Dr. lieves this year’s spray may represent “a No.
Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers more natural immunity. It’s what we find Some flu viruses may not ap-
for Disease Control and Prevention, some in nature rather than when it grows from pear or begin circulating until
80,000 Americans lost their lives to the flu an egg culture, so they think it might be a well into the flu season, long
last year. little more effective.” after the vaccines have been
That’s the highest death toll in this formulated and distributed. Still, the CDC
country in more than 40 years. This year’s nasal spray contains the says if you are vaccinated, you’re likely to
Also, this year’s vaccine is expected to same four flu viruses as the flu shots: an have a much less virulent reaction to any
work better than last year’s. influenza A (H1N1) virus; an influenza A such new strain and that, alone, could save
The 2017-18 flu shot was only about (H3N2) virus; and two influenza B viruses your life.
26 percent effective against last season’s – the B/Colorado and B/Phuket. And speaking of saving lives, Thomas-St.
dominant flu strain, the H3N2, but Thom- Cyr strongly urges everyone to go online
as-St. Cyr says “this year’s vaccine will be a And, no. You can’t “catch the flu” by get- to www.cdc.gov and check their Adult (or
better match than last year’s.” ting the shot. Or inhaling the spray. Children’s) Immunization Schedule.
Additionally, after a two-year hiatus, the You, your children or even your grand-
FluMist nasal spray is back on the market, Seniors have even more options for the children may have gotten immuniza-
providing another option for protecting 2018-19 vaccine. tion shots years ago for any number of
your health. In fact, the FluMist may actu-
As Thomas-St. Cyr explains: “Age over
65, you can get a special high dose vaccine.
It pretty much has four times the antigen
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BY CASEY SEIDENBERG | The Washington Post and pour into a waffle maker) keep a child full a lot longer than a pancake. and pain during treatment.
• Oatmeal: top with a fried egg or nuts and Here are a few to try: Relatively few complications from acu-
My teenage boys don’t need Taco Tues- seeds
day or Wacky Wednesday to make meals • Pizza: top with sausage, egg and cheese • Grilled cheese and tomato soup puncture have been reported to the FDA.
interesting. They are generally so hungry • Tofu scramble • Chili and a corn muffin However, inadequate sterilization of nee-
when they get home from football practice • Waffle tacos: wrap ingredients of choice • Quesadilla, burrito, or taco with fillings of dles and improper administration have led
they just want to eat, and right away. But my into a folded waffle (a big hit in our house) choice, including guacamole to complications. When done improperly,
second-grade daughter loves a good theme. • Fried chicken and waffles • Fried rice with leftover chicken or eggs, and acupuncture can cause serious problems
She already has nine possible motifs for her • Smoked salmon and tomato slices on bagel vegetables such as infections and punctured organs.
March birthday and dreams about match- • Oatmeal, almond flour or sweet potato • Black beans and rice
ing family Halloween costumes that would pancakes • Risotto Western scientists don’t know how acu-
make her brothers cringe; they won’t want to • Pancakes with cheddar and scallions (or • A polenta bowl with vegetables and cheese puncture works. However, studies show
dress as unicorns. But even the most mature another savory combination) • A baked potato with toppings of choice that stimulating acupoints causes multi-
or jaded of us can get behind a playful con- • Ham and cheese crepes • Leftover lasagna ple biologic responses. For example, this
cept once in a while. • Steak and eggs • Leftover pizza (toss a fried egg on top). stimulation can prompt the release of the
• Grits with a fried egg and cheese (shrimp is body’s natural pain-killing endorphins.
Our recent family favorite is Backward a great addition)
Day. We serve dinner for breakfast and If you are interested in acupuncture,
breakfast for dinner. And frankly, this flip Of course, these hearty breakfast meals ask your doctor about it. Healthcare prac-
thrills everyone. My daughter relishes the would work better in the morning than the titioners can be a resource for referrals to
theme. My boys get to eat some of their fa- doughnuts, muffins and cereals Americans acupuncturists.
vorite foods. I appreciate that my kids head usually reach for. But a hearty breakfast
off to school having consumed a healthy and doesn’t have to be confined to the traditional More medical doctors, including neu-
hearty breakfast. There is nothing wrong American paradigm. rologists, anesthesiologists, and specialists
with making mealtime fun. in physical medicine are becoming trained
So, consider. Sometimes a bowl of steam- in acupuncture.
There are abundant breakfast-for-dinner ing chicken noodle soup is more comforting
ideas. Here are some: on a cold morning than yogurt just out of About 10,000 acupuncturists practice
• Hash: use leftover salmon, sausage or the fridge. Leftover spaghetti and meatballs in the United States. Most are state-regu-
beans, and veggies might better suit the palate and hunger level lated. More than 4,000 doctors have com-
• Avocado toast of a quickly growing teen than a bowl of ce- pleted a recognized acupuncture training
• Eggs any way: quiche, frittata, casserole, real. Eating such a hearty meal can also help program.
egg sandwiches, egg bake if your child’s lunch hour is on the late side.
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and the pool makes it perfect for entertaining, FEATURES FOR 423 NW AQUA VISTA LANE house and outdoor area feature billiards,
as well. It is your own mini-resort. card rooms, community room, exercise
Neighborhood: Cascades at St. Lucie West center, a nine-hole par-3 golf course, li-
Moira Feely-Rekus, agent for Lang Real- Year built: 2002 • Construction: CBS brary, pool, poolside bar, shuffleboard, spa-
ty, calls it “one of the best locations on the hot tub and tennis. Beyond that, you are
lake.” She cites a recent article in the maga- Size: 2,211 square feet • Total square footage: 4,064 close to the excellent shopping and restau-
zine 55places.com by Sean Kelley that rated Bedrooms: 3 • Bathrooms: 2 rants of St. Lucie West.
more than 2,000 active adult communities Flooring: carpet, ceramic tile
across the country. Keeley considered the The Cascades offers the best of vaca-
Cascades a place where you got “the most Security: manned gate, security patrol, owner system tion-style living with the advantages of living
bang for your buck.” Additional features: lake views, in-ground heated gunite pool in an area with an abundance of resources. It
offers the best of the Florida lifestyle without
A lot of that comes from the resort-style and spa with equipment included, pool resurfaced in 2018, the prices of many other areas.
amenities. The 26,000-square-foot club- panel shutters, blinds, pull-down stairs, two garage spaces
Community amenities: 26,000-square-foot clubhouse with
card rooms, ballroom, library, billiards, art room, large pool
and spa, fitness center, tennis courts, pickle ball, 9-hole golf
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Listing brokerage: Lang Realty
Listing agent: Moira Feely-Rekus, 772-626-7812
Listing price: $360,000
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TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES
TOP SALES OF THE WEEK
The month of October opened quietly on the Tradition and St. Lucie West real estate front, with
only six transactions of single-family homes and lots.
The top sale of the week was the residence at 1180 SW Mirror Lake Cove. Originally on the
market in April for $428,888, this home sold for $385,000 on Oct. 1.
The seller in the transaction was represented by agent William N. Eggeling of RE/MAX 100
Riverside Inc. The purchaser was represented by agent Karen Miret of Keller Williams Realty of
Port St. Lucie.
SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND LOTS ORIGINAL SELLING
TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD $352,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 1180 SW MIRROR LAKE COVE 4/13/2018 $428,888 10/1/2018 $286,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 5491 NW WHITECAP ROAD 6/9/2018 $359,900 10/3/2018 $273,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 12701 NW MILESTONE PLACE #231 7/27/2018 $301,490 9/29/2018 $250,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 1209 NW BENTLEY CIRCLE UNIT A 8/16/2018 $299,000 10/1/2018
PORT SAINT LUCIE 712 SW TILLBO COVE 7/27/2018 $280,000 10/2/2018 PGA VERANO
SAINT LUCIE WEST 711 SW TILLBO COVE 5/21/2018 $280,000 10/4/2018
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SUN. OCT 14TH 10795 SW Visconti 9515 SW Nuova Way 10610 SW 18003 Cosenza Way
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10837 SW Ravella Floor plan Family RoomFormal Dining, Pool & Spa w/ Private Lake 2 BR, Den, 2 BA, 1932 Sq. Ft. Beautiful lake view with Dining Room, 2 Car1820 Sq. Ft. Perfect location on cul-de-
Visconti Way 2 BR, Den, 2.5 BH 2097 Sq. Ft. home on the golf course View 2761 Sq. Ft. All Impact Glass screened patio and summer kitchen. Owners have sac with Southern exposure lake view in back. This home was
Isabella Floor plan with heated pool /spa and summer kitchen. Large screen $419,000 added extensive landscaping, custom closets and never lived it! White cabinets in kitchen w/ wall oven, glass
On the Golf Course, w/ 3 Car Garage!2 BR, 2 BA, Dining/ enclosure with picture window. This home has white shelving. All impact glass. $417,900 tile backsplash and cooktop. All Impact Glass. Hurry this
Den or Poss. 3rd BR, 3 car 1820 sq. ft. with gorgeous cabinets beautiful wood look porcelain tile and many PGA VILLAGE home won’t last. $369,900
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1646 Sq. Ft. Built in 2017 - All Impact Glass Crown Cup Way Circle On Golf sold for $349,000
molding, plantation shutters, upgraded tile on the diago- Course! 1792 SE Fallon Drive, Vacant Lot
nal. Every inch of this home is carefully designed with a 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, Very nice high and dry lot with private 17007 Sapri Way
sophisticate feel throughout. $315,000 1 Car Garage, Furnished. 3 BD, 2.5 BA, 2157 Sq. ft. location on an interior canal. sold for $570,000
Devon Model $197,000 On the 4th hole of Dye Golf Course $39,900
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HERE ARE SOME OF THE TOP RECENT TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES
5491 NW Whitecap Road, Port Saint Lucie 12701 NW Milestone Place #231, Port Saint Lucie
Listing Date: 6/9/2018 Listing Date: 7/27/2018
Original Price: $359,900 Original Price: $301,490
Sold: 10/3/2018 Sold: 9/29/2018
Selling Price: $352,000 Selling Price: $299,490
Listing Agent: Rosalie Corso Listing Agent: Benjamin Goldstein
Selling Agent: Sharon J. Kelly Realty Inc. Selling Agent: Lennar Realty
Thomas Cann Cheryl Wilson
Cann Realty Coastal Real Estate Services LLC
1209 NW Bentley Circle Unit A, Port Saint Lucie 712 SW Tillbo Cove, Port Saint Lucie
Listing Date: 8/16/2018 Listing Date: 7/27/2018
Original Price: $299,000 Original Price: $280,000
Sold: 10/1/2018 Sold: 10/2/2018
Selling Price: $286,000 Selling Price: $273,000
Listing Agent: Ralph Harvey Listing Agent: Brenda Lavin
Selling Agent: MLStosell.com Inc Selling Agent: Berkshire Hathaway Fl Realty
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Buying a home? How you should End of Add beauty and
confront rising mortgage rates Summer
Clearance! natural light to your
Many economists say mortgage rates cash to buy down your rate. This is a com- in about an hour!
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and are concerned that rising mortgage
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payment, which will reduce the amount
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or more, you’ll also eliminate the need Evaluate the pros and cons of an ad-
to pay private mortgage insurance. Cash
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the closing, which are equal to 1 percent
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down your interest rate for the life of the
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intend to stay in the home. The longer the
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might make sense.
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Ask for help. You can ask relatives to
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means you may have extra money to pay
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a homeownership program with a lower
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MIA JACKSON HAS LIKE NEVER BEFORE!
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PICK AT SUNRISE Season preview, Page B5
BY SAMANTHA BAITA | Staff Writer
1 Laugh with funny lady Mia
Jackson at Fort Pierce’s Sun-
rise Theatre this Saturday, Oct. 13.
Headlining the Sunrise Theatre’s
Black Box Comedy Corner will
be honest-to-goodness Georgia
Peach, comedian, actor and writ-
er Mia Jackson. Her bona fides,
according to IMDb.com, include
TV gigs on NBC’s “Last Com-
ic Standing,” Comedy Central’s
“Inside Amy Schumer,” and the
movie “Mother’s Day,” as well as
other major comedic recognition.
A self-proclaimed know-it-all, ac-
cording to bonkerzcomedypro-
ductions.com, Jackson hit the
local comedy scene after gradu-
ating from the University of Geor-
gia, and “has thrilled audiences
since day one.” Featured on the
same bill will be former structural
engineer Viet Huynh. According
to the Sunrise promo, Huynh was
born and raised in Goose Creek,
South Carolina, and began his
stand-up adventure in Atlanta. He
is, he says, “now living the dream
– doing stand-up and making toys
while continuing to disappoint
his parents.” He also co-hosts
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From Tim Sanchez, a ‘collage’ education in sophisticated art
BY ELLEN FISCHER | Columnist try with the prolific painter’s recent
work. The home’s garage is Sanchez’s
Tim Sanchez needs no introduc- studio, proper. There, stacks of can-
vases lean against the walls and a
tion to his Treasure Coast public. His paint-spattered easel holds the latest
work in progress.
paintings, which comprise expres-
One of the paintings currently on
sionist abstracts with collaged-on display in the master bedroom is hot
from the easel. There is a reason why
elements, as well as moody land- Sanchez has placed this newest of
paintings in seclusion.
scapes and spare interior scenes,
In the mid-1970s, while working
can be seen in a number of private toward a degree in art education at
the State University College of Buf-
collections in these parts, as well as falo (he subsequently received his
MFA from Long Island University),
a public one; the Vero Beach Mu- Sanchez first experienced the is-
sue of not knowing when to deem
seum of Art added a large Sanchez a painting “finished.” That’s when
his teacher, a recent Yale Art School
painting to its permanent collection graduate named Richard Baumlier,
offered Sanchez some memorable
in 2014. advice. “He said, ‘Hang it on the wall
and live with it,’” Sanchez recalls.
“The collectors here have re- And what better way to consider the “doneness” of an
artwork than to confront it first thing in the morning (be-
sponded to my work so positively,” fore coffee, at that) and prior to closing your eyes at night?
If the work is not finished, the artist will sooner or later
says Sanchez. detect the fact. For example if, after consideration, a col-
or is seen to show itself too proudly, or to cower when it
He notes that demand for his
CONTINUED ON PAGE B4
work – especially his collage paint-
ings – is associated with the in-
creased sophistication of art lovers
who, like him, have come to live on Tim Sanchez. PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE
the barrier island.
When Sanchez and husband Jim
Haigney moved here from Long Island 17 years ago, a taste Today, he notes, there is more new art to see in Florida, and
for nonrepresentational painting had not yet been estab- are more opportunities to buy it.
lished among the art-buying public. Sanchez welcomes collectors year-round to his studio
“People looked at art in a more decorative way,” San- by appointment, but the annual reception at his seaside
chez says, tactfully. residence is a must-have invitation for cognoscenti who
He attributes the rise in interest in post-World War II art, crave the artist’s boldly visceral work. On that date, exist-
from abstract expressionism to digital projection, to Vero’s ing clients and collectors intent on buying their first San-
Museum of Art, as well as its contemporary retail galleries. chez flock to the house, which is hung from parlor to pan-
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TIM SANCHEZ cially printed arrow on a rectangle of metal ly led to believe the story is about them, but The topographical aspect of this ma-
and a similarly printed “A.” soon find yourself engrossed in an entirely ny-layered work is enhanced by a patina of
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 different adventure. age; it appears as though the work has lan-
In an old apartment house, an “A” like this guished for years in an atmosphere of dust
should be bold, the artwork is whisked off one might be stuck on the first mailbox in a In Sanchez’s painting, the journey begins and soot. Sanchez achieved the effect with
the wall and back into the studio for a revisit foyer row, while an arrow would point the with a color somewhere between salmon an application of transparent acrylic gel me-
with the brush. way to the nearest fire extinguisher. But this pink and paper-bag beige. A good deal of the dium into which he had mixed crushed par-
is a painting and, although they catch the canvas has been collaged over with trans- ticles of vine charcoal.
The painting currently on probation in eye, the symbols’ conspicuous placement lucent plastic sheeting which, in the lacu-
the bedroom is named “An A and an Arrow” merely announces their superficiality. As nae between the passages of pigment with For now, Sanchez seems satisfied with the
for two collage elements Sanchez has ad- in a McGuffin in film (think of that classic which it has been covered, is still tantalizing- painting’s current state; it just might be fin-
hered to the painting’s surface – a commer- “Rosebud” in “Citizen Kane”), you are initial- ly see-through-able to an earlier paint strata. ished.
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‘ACCESS’ THE WONDERS OF RIVERSIDE LIKE NEVER BEFORE
BY PAM HARBAUGH | Correspondent Riverside Theatre director transitions from flower girl street urchin to high tea
of education Kevin Quillinan. elegance.
From Broadway-quality productions to bet-
ter-than-Broadway comfort, Riverside Theatre has PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE Finally, with “Legally Blonde,” Quinillan will take
long set its sights on growing its audience. students into a subject matter that has caused crit-
siastic some are even expanding their own theatri- ics to shake their heads for decades – the Broadway
With its electrifying 45th season of blockbuster cal horizons into the children’s theater productions, trend of mounting musical productions of popular
shows, including “Evita,” “My Fair Lady” and “Next Quillinan says. movies. Noteworthy adaptation strategies include
to Normal,” Riverside is about to pull even more how producers insert song and dance into their
people into its ranks of adoring patrons. Students usually number between 15 and 25, but Broadway shows and how choreography moves a
for the more “splashier” shows, that number can get show.
Add to the mix Riverside’s innovative “Backstage as high as 30, he says.
Access” series of adult theater classes designed to The 2018-19 Season Lineup and Backstage Access
educate and motivate, and resistance to Riverside’s This is all about staying true to Riverside’s overall schedule (classes all run 10 a.m. to noon) is below:
allure is, well, futile. mission to broaden the cultural horizons of the gen-
eral community, Quillinan says. “Smokey Joe’s Café” runs Oct. 23 to Nov. 11; Back-
Just ask Patrician Harvin, who says that when she stage Access are Oct. 18, Oct. 25 and Nov. 1.
and husband Charles moved to Vero Beach from For “Evita,” Backstage Access will focus on the life
New York City, she felt lost. and times of Eva Peron and the challenges of adapt- The crowd-pleasing musical revue takes audienc-
ing her story to the stage for this wildly popular An- es into the world of famed American songwriting
“There was a gasp: ‘What am I going to do now?’” drew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical. It will also duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. The pair created a
she recalls. “I discovered Riverside and just ate it up.” examine Riverside’s artistic choices in its production mind-blowing list of standards in the American rock
and costumes, ranging from the working class and ’n’ roll songbook, including “Hound Dog,” “Dance
The shows drew them in, but they’re now also revolutionary to the political elite and powerful, will with Me,” “Poison Ivy” and “Stand By Me.”
hooked on Riverside’s Backstage Access classes. The be studied.
couple is already excited about the kickoff to the se- “Evita” runs Jan. 8-27; the Backstage Access class-
ries. The first class begins Oct. 18 and will explore With “Next to Normal,” students will look at new es run Jan. 3, Jan. 10 and Jan. 17. This winner of sev-
Riverside’s production of “Smokey Joe’s Café,” which works of the theater, such as this Pulitzer Prize-win- en Tony Awards, including for Best Musical, follows
opens Oct. 23. ning musical drama, the newest, most contempo- the life of Eva Peron through an electrifying score of
rary and most serious selection of the season. This music, from her penniless origins to the pinnacle
Led by Kevin Quillinan, Riverside’s director of ed- 2009 award-winner borders on rock opera style in of power as the first lady of Argentina and her early
ucation, that class will focus on the popular music both composition and lyrics. The class will examine death.
and writing team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, as how style and substance might merge. The score’s
well as Riverside’s artistic goals for the production. driving nature emphasizes the libretto’s subject mat- “Next to Normal” runs Jan. 22-Feb. 10 on the Wax-
ter: a family striving to be as “normal” as possible in lax Stage; the Backstage Access classes run Jan. 7,
More than an intellectual pursuit, the Backstage the face of crushing issues caused by the mother’s Jan. 14 and Jan. 28. This 2009 rock opera musical has
Access also literally takes students backstage to see bipolar disorder. book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom
scenery being built or painted, lights being hung, or Kitt; it scored them a Tony Award for best original
the sound being tested. Sometimes they get to watch The classes exploring “My Fair Lady” will explore
a rehearsal and speak with the actors, dancers, direc- the history of this iconic 1956 Lerner and Loewe mu- CONTINUED ON PAGE B6
tors or designers. And then, apart from the syllabus, sical plus its source material, George Bernard Shaw’s
there are the impromptu lunches with all those cre- “Pygmalion.” Sets and costumes are always a high-
ative forces, which make the class experience even light of this elegant, fun show and will demand a lot
more fun. of the class’ attention, Quillinan says. Indeed, the
1965 movie adaptation won costume designer Cecil
“It’s so diverse and it’s never the same,” says Mary Beaton an Oscar. Expect to look at costume design
Jane Grant, one of Riverside’s patron producers and
an avid class member.
The classes run from 10 a.m. to noon and are
held once a week for three weeks beginning in the
Richardson Room of the Agnes Wahlstrom Youth
Playhouse. Each three-week class explores one pro-
duction, including the show’s history and famous
names associated with it. Then, classes move into
Riverside’s own production of the musical or play.
Occasionally, students venture into the main Stark
Stage venue or the smaller Waxlax Stage to watch a
“You get to go onstage and see the sets as they are
being completed and find out how they’re moving
the stairway in, or how they change the furniture
around between scenes,” Harvin says.
“One time, during dress rehearsal, the director
started walking through and he’d say, ‘Wait a minute.
We’re going to change that.’ That was fascinating.”
The final class is held after the students have seen
the show so they can share their unexpected insights
into the production.
Quillinan also makes sure to always leave time for
actors, dancers or singers to visit the class.
“That’s a favorite part for the students,” he says.
Grant agrees. She says at the “Gypsy” and “Pri-
vate Lives” classes, popular director James Brennan
spoke. Then, when the class for “Mame” was being
held, music director Ken Clifton spoke for an hour.
“We have such a resource here,” she says.
Backstage Access began three years ago and con-
tinues to grow in popularity. Students are so enthu-
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RIVERSIDE PREVIEW Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” and Access class scheduled for this production. student who solves a crime while also giving
“Memphis.” Written by the award-winning playwright advice in love and fun to her hairdresser.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B5 Michael Hollinger, the play concerns Myra, a The popular, upbeat musical ran on Broad-
“My Fair Lady” runs March 12-31; the secretary to a writer who dies mid-sentence. way for a year and a half and is a favorite of
score. The startling subject matter revolves Backstage Access classes run March 7, Myra forges his work, leaving people won- regional and community theaters. River-
around a wife and mother of two as she tries March 14 and March 21. This 1956 Lern- dering if she is trying to steal his legacy or his side’s show is being co-produced with Phil-
to cope with bipolar disorder. Although a er and Loewe musical is based on the 1913 love. Hollinger has written multiple plays, all adelphia’s venerable Walnut Street Theatre,
musical, it won a 2010 Pulitzer Prize for dra- play, “Pygmalion,” by George Bernard Shaw. considered artful in their execution, includ- America’s oldest theater.
ma. It concerns a London phonetics expert, Prof. ing “Opus” and “An Empty Plate in the Café
Henry Higgins, who takes on the mission to du Grand Boeuf” which Riverside produced Riverside Theatre is at 3250 Riverside
“The Last Romance” runs Feb. 5-24. improve the speech of flower girl Eliza Doo- in early 2017. Park Drive, Vero Beach. Backstage Access
There is no Backstage Access class sched- little, thereby improving her lot in life. How- tuition for each three-week class is $70 with
uled for this production. Written by popular ever, unlike Shaw’s cynical attitude in “Pyg- “Legally Blonde” runs April 16-May 5; discounts for Riverside Theatre members;
playwright Joe DiPietro, the play concerns a malion,” Lerner and Loewe created a more the Backstage Access classes run April 11, tuition is free to Patron Producers and Up-
love affair between two seniors. DiPietro is sympathetic, albeit witty, story. April 18 and April 25. The Nell Benjamin per Level members. Class sizes are limited.
known for his sentimental works, including and Laurence O’Keefe musical, book by Single tickets to the productions begin at
the popular plays and musicals including “Ghost Writer” runs March 26-April 14 Heather Hach, is based on the 2001 Reese $35. Call 772-231-6990 or visit Riverside
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Expect far-out stories at Planetarium’s KIDS SPACE
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer which can be seen in the night sky. Other
[email protected] shows will include “Star of Wonder” and
“Eclipse!” There will be a lunar eclipse in
This weekend kicks off the latest round January.
of KIDS SPACE at the Indian River State
College Hallstrom Planetarium, which is On select Saturdays, Bell will also lead
giving children the chance to hear – and “Saturday afternoon STEAM Talks” – focus-
see – the story of Perseus and Andromeda, ing on Science, Technology, Engineering,
a tale that includes a damsel in distress, Art and Math – as well as the humanities.
frightful monsters, a jealous queen and a The talks will introduce a broad range of
winged horse. topics from the moon and stars, and bridge
connections between mythology and cele-
“I’m kicking myself not starting it 25 brated so-called superheroes. The STEAM
years ago,” said Jon Bell, the planetarium Talks are free and open to the public start-
director. ing at 4 p.m. and last about 45 minutes.
Most days, Bell spends his time in the ABOUT HALLSTROM PLANETARIUM
planetarium with college students and The planetarium features a 360-degree
more senior adults. It’s a treat to share the
wonder of the skies with children. immersive digital OmniStar projection sys-
tem and a state-of-the-art Spitz automated
KIDS SPACE, which starts at 11 a.m., is planetarium projector used to recreate the
designed with pre-K students and older sky, sun, moon and planets among the stars
kids in mind. All adults planning to attend on the 40-foot, domed ceiling during plan-
must be accompanied by at least one child etarium shows. Most planetarium shows
between ages 4 and 12. are just $5 and tickets can be purchased on-
line at www.irsc.edu or at the box office lo-
“Bless them,” Bell said of the preschool cated in the McAlpin Fine Arts Center lobby
aged crowd, after five minutes, “they want on the IRSC Main Campus at 3209 Virginia
it to be day again. You never know what Ave. in Fort Pierce, Monday through Fri-
they’ll do.” day, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., or by phone. Call
the McAlpin Fine Arts Center Box Office at
The under-4 set might talk too loudly, fall 1-800-220-9915 to reserve seats.
asleep (it is dark in a planetarium, after all),
or just run around. “Under 4, I can’t make a Planetarium shows are recommended
guarantee.” for adults and children over the age of 10.
The air temperature is maintained at 72 de-
Bell’s first show for the season of KIDS grees. Guests may wish to bring a sweater
SPACE will focus on constellations that can or light jacket.
be found in the current night sky, giving
kids – and their parents – an opportunity to Director Jon Bell at the Hallstrom Planetarium. PLANETARIUM SHOWS AT A GLANCE
practice their constellation-finding skills. KIDS SPACE: Oct. 20, 27; Nov. 10; Dec. 1,
PHOTOS COURTESY OF INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE 8; Jan. 12, 19; Feb. 23; March 9; April 13; May
Pegasus, Queen Cassiopeia, Medusa – 11; & June 15
“they’re all part of the story,” Bell said. An- Starlight Series: Oct. 19, 20, 26, 27; Nov.
dromeda, too, can be seen, as both a con- 9-10
stellation and a galaxy. Star of Wonder: Nov. 30; Dec. 1, 7-8
Eclipse!: Jan. 11-12, 18-19.
Bell said he enjoys teaching children
about the night sky, knowing he could be Visit www.irsc.edu for a complete sched-
helping to inspire future scientists and as- ule.
“It’s good to have that,” he said.
Along with KIDS SPACE, Bell will be
presenting an eight-show program called
“Starlight Series” that will feature Saturn,
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JazzScat: ‘Season’ greetings to music-loving snowbirds
Pumpkin spice isn’t the only thing that we look for- Botanical Gardens. Bring an instrument or song request, wizardry will having
ward to the return of every autumn. The autumn months and you can join the fun and jam with the pros in Fort you shouting, danc-
are when St. Lucie County’s seasonal residents begin to Pierce on Tuesday, Oct. 23, or on Wednesdays, Oct. 17 ing, and screaming
return to the community, migrating back from all points and 31 in Port St. Lucie. Tuesday, Oct. 23 will be extra for more!
North to enjoy the beaches that will soon be covered special at the Black Box with a performance from FDO,
in snow as winter approaches the Northeast. And even the Big 17-Piece Swingin’ Band, so be ready to dance to Yes, Mother Nature
though many members of Fort Pierce Jazz and Blues So- all of your favorites. may be starting to
ciety are here all year long bringing music to the Treasure give a cold shoulder
Coast, welcoming back the rest of our music-loving fam- Don’t worry about memorizing the dates. You can to the folks in the
ily and friends makes this time of year even more special always find them by checking out the calendar at www. Northeast, but this is
and fun. Whether you live here year ’round, are testing jazzsociety.org, and you might even get the first word on the time of year when she turns her attention and love to
out the area as a potential seasonal place to call home, other upcoming events that you won’t want to miss, like us right here on the Treasure Coast, providing mild tem-
or have been migrating back as faithfully as a Canadian the autumn version of Waterside Blues, which is slated peratures, plenty of sunshine, and a whole lot of beauty
goose for decades, welcome to St. Lucie County. We’re for Sunday, Nov. 18 right smack down by the river on to celebrate, so come and join the fun. You’re sure to find
glad to have you, and we hope you’ll enjoy some of the Melody Lane in historic and beautiful downtown Fort friends or meet new ones, and the music will keep you
fun and fabulous music we have coming your way during Pierce, right across from the Susan Kilmer Branch of coming back for more.
‘season.’ the St. Lucie County Library. A free concert open to the
entire community, the event will feature your favorite To find out more, or to become a member of the Fort
Until the end of October, you can enjoy bi-weekly jazz tunes with the biggest open-air dance floor ever, and
Jazz Jams every other Tuesday at the Sunrise Black Box a phenomenal concert by the terrifically-talented Dave Pierce Jazz and Blues Society, call 772-460-JAZZ (5299),
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COMING UP tage and contemporary identity of Cairo
with her powerful, nuanced voice and
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 authentic style,” states the Kravis Cen-
ter promo, announcing the charismatic
Earth’s Mightiest Podcast (it’s about com- singer’s appearance this coming Thurs-
ic books). Don’t forget, this is the comedy day, Oct. 18, on its Marshall E. Rinker
show that always has a full bar and free Sr. Playhouse stage in West Palm Beach.
popcorn. Show time: 8:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 Elwedidi’s repertoire ranges from jazz
in advance, $20 at the door. 772-461-4775. to folk to underground rock and has es-
tablished her as “a global cultural force.”
2 Blues guitarist, vocalist and song- The Kravis points out that this timely
writer Selwyn Birchwood is currently presentation is part of Center Stage, “a
wowing the blues world with, says the Tam- public diplomacy initiative of the U.S.
pa Tribune, the “power and precision rem- Department of State’s Bureau of Educa-
iniscent of blues guitar hero Buddy Guy.” tional and Cultural Affairs.” Tickets start
Birchwood, profiled recently in St. Lucie at $32 and include one complimentary
Voice, will bring his high-octane blues – beverage voucher, and an exclusive pre-
rooted in tradition, yet modern and funky show dinner special at Leila Restaurant
at the same time, says the show promo – to in downtown West Palm. Curtain: 7:30
Stuart’s Lyric Theatre this Saturday, Oct. p.m. Tickets: $32. 561-832-7469.
13. With a Tobago-born dad and a U.K.-
born mom, this “powerhouse guitarist and 4 Get ready for a big, big night of
soulful vocalist” (Rolling Stone) started music at West Palm’s Coral Sky
playing guitar at 13, and soon discovered Amphitheatre. How big? Kid Rock big!
Jimi Hendrix, who significantly shaped his The self-taught break dancer-rap-rock-
musical path. Bruce Iglauer, president of er-turned-country-superstar heads the
Birchwood’s label, Alligator Records, says “Red Blooded Rock N Roll Redneck Ex-
the reason for Birchwood’s growing popu- travaganza tour,” supported by fellow
larity is the “smart, infectious, fresh” songs country act Brantley Gilbert and country
he writes, and the way delivers them, with comedian Wheeler Walker. Kid Rock start-
a “warm, conversational vocal style and a ed as A rapper in the 1980s in the hip-hop
fun-living attitude.” Time: 7 p.m. Tickets: group the Beast Crew, according to the
$30. 772-286-7827. show promo. At one point in 1988 he had
six major labels in a bidding war for him.
3 Egyptian singer and composer Show time: 6:30 p.m. Tickets start at $37
Dina Elwedidi “channels the heri- (lawn). 561-795-8883.
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INVASIVE PLANTS GET THEIR PHOTOS: ANTHONY INSWASTY
COMEUPPANCE AT SAVANNAS
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INDIANTOWN RODEO: A BUNCHA BULL ... AND LOTS MORE!
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent mixed martial arts on horseback.
The Indiantown Rodeo kicks off its eighth de- All the events at a rodeo take teamwork. None
cade on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19-20. The ro-
deo is a Professional Rodeo Cowboys and Wom- more so than team roping. That one gets tricky to
en’s Pro Rodeo associations sanctioned event. In
other words, some of the best rodeo athletes in the explain. Two riders – who can be men or women
country will be there for the rodeo’s 71st year.
– chase a steer aiming to rope its head and legs in
“The points that are earned in this rodeo go to-
wards national,” said Tradition’s Maureen Selzer. an exacting sequence. The really good teams can
“That can make it a lot more exciting.”
pull it off in four to eight seconds. Best not to blink
Selzer is the Indiantown Chamber of Com-
merce’s treasurer and a board member. while watching. You might miss something. “The
Florida is where America’s ranching tradition women who do the barrel racing are amazing,”
was born and bred by the Spanish back in the
1600s, and it remains one of the most important Selzer said.
cattle states. Along with the cattle and horses, the
Spanish introduced their related equestrian and In barrel racing, competitors run their horses
bovine games that grew into the modern Ameri-
can rodeo. Florida is as much the Rodeo State as around three 55-gallon barrels in a cloverleaf with-
it is the Sunshine State, and some of that action is
right down the road. out knocking them over. The sport demands that
“We’re really just a 30-minute drive at most to riders and horses have sharp reflexes, strength and
the venue at Timer Powers Park,” Selzer said. The Indiantown
venue is at 14000 SW Citrus Blvd. balance. It’s a real show of woman power.
The rodeo launches on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. A children’s favorite is the boot scramble. Those
The gates open at 5 p.m. both days. Folks will be treated to all
the favorite rodeo fare. 12 and younger get to enter the arena and take off
You can’t have a rodeo without the bull riding. Competi- their boots. They’re thrown into a mixed-up pile in
tors get on big bulls that could kill them with ease and try to
stay on their backs for eight seconds using only one hand. In the middle. The children line up in the designat-
the end, the bull always gets his way. He’ll get the pesky rider
off. Then it becomes a scramble to get away from him. ed area. Then they make a rush to get their boots
back, put them on, and beat others back to the
finish line.PHOTO COURTESY OF INDIANTOWN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Just as exciting is the saddle bronc riding. It’s the same There will also be some trick horse riding in the arena,
eight seconds of trying to stay on a powerful animal – this along with rodeo clown Hollywood Harris.
time a horse – with just one hand. If that’s not enough, the “Families love what the rodeo clown does,” Selzer said.
riders also have to “mark the horse out.” They must have their Count on lots more going on at the rodeo, including a chil-
boot heels in contact with the horse before the horse’s front dren’s area with machines that will get them started toward
legs hit the ground first time they buck. becoming rodeo competitors someday.
Not like the excitement ever lets up at a rodeo. Steer wres- Advance tickets are $18 and available at Seacoast Bank lo-
tling, also called bulldogging, is an event in which a compet- cations. They’ll be $25 at the gate. Children 5 and younger
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So they visited the Humane shelf of the pantry, so I inno-
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Hi Dog Buddies! bunch of pooches was being He smiled a bigger smile. “It’s
processed: a coupla pit bulls, amazin’ how Phil got that box
three chihuahuas. An me. My down, and carefully unwrapped
every piece of chocolate with-
This week I innerviewed Phil an Scrappy name was even on my liddle out leaving a single toothmark.
Hopmayer. It was so fun, the time went by cage: ‘Phil.’ The humane soci- “Whenever Phil does some-
thing he shouldn’t when Mom
super fast. Phil’s a 5-year-old Parson Russell ety human told Mom an Dad an Dad are gone, he gets in his
bed an doesn’t rush to the door
Terrier, wirey white hair, very trim, tidy an I’d been wanderin’ around the with me as usual when they re-
turn. So Mom knew right away
alert; Scrappy’s probly about 8, of Mysteri- island, lookin’ lost. A pleeceman there was Something Up. Sure
enough, there was Phil on the
ous Origin, cool salt-an-pepper hair that to- brought me to the Humane So- bed with The Guilty Dog Look,
Droopy Sad Ears, an a Choc-
tally covers his eyes. He looks like an Ewok. ciety, handed me over an said, olate-covered Face. He can
open doors, too. Once he got
They were, like, the dog version of “The Odd ‘This is Phil.’ He had no clue in the pantry an ate potato
mix, soup mix, an chocolate
Couple.” what my ackshull name was, chip cookie mix. Huge mess. It
was delicious. He stayed in his
Everybody greeted me an my assistant: an I didn’t remember either. So bed then, too.”
“OK. Scrapman,” innerrupted Phil. “I’m
Phil (Official Spokespooch); Scrappy (Unof- Phil it was. The humane society changin’ the subject. I don’t like thunder. Or
that big noisy thing on a leash Mom pushes
ficial Spokespooch) and their mom an dad, people were surprised nobody all over the floors. I always attack it an save
her. An I bark to remind Mom to GO when
Lisa an Marc. After Wag-an-Sniffs, we got claimed me; Mom an Dad think the traffic light changes. Dad says I’m a Lin-
ear Thinker. I dunno what that even means,
comftubble by the pool. “So, what wouldja I was a Pooch of Privilege, may- but I think it means I can figure stuff out. I
patrol the bushes for lizards. An we dig the
like to know first, Mr. Bonz?” Phil asked. be even a jet-setter, cuz I was Dog Park. We hafta stay in the Liddle Dog
side, but I go right up to the fence an race
“I usually start with how evrybody got healthy, very well-trained and the Big Dogs back an forth. I usually beat
’em, cuz I’m so Fleet of Paw. An dinner-
together.” Very Smart. I always recognize time’s extra fun cuz Mom always sings the
Doggie Dinnertime song.”
“Ah cabe FURFT,” Scrappy said, around a (an bark at) propeller planes Scrappy and Phil. PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE “Hey, Phil,” said Scrappy. “Show Mr.
Bonz that cellphone thing.”
mouthful of tennis ball. and motor boats. I Can’t Stand Their Mom opened a video on her phone
of Phil watching a video of himself on her
“Beg pardon?” motorcycles or bicycles. An I can phone. He jumped into her lap an watched
it intently. When it was over, he bopped the
He petooied the tennis ball. “I came run like the wind.” Scrappy innerupted. “Mom an Dad screen with his paw to start it again. Amaz-
first. It started in Mass-uh-choo-sits, where “Oh, brother” Scrappy said. would never bring a new pooch into the “Me, I’m way more chill than Phil,” said
Scrappy. “Like, when Mom’s gone, Phil’s
Mom was at the time. She got me at a res- “Well, it’s true!” Just then, a propeller family without consulting me, so they ar- mizz-rubble. Totally Soggy Dog Biscuits the
whole time. I remain cool. ’Cept if he tries
cue.” plane flew by, an Phil immediately shot ranged a ‘Meet an Greet.’ I brought my spe- to grab my Antler Chew. Some things are
just Off Limits.”
Phil said, “Then, down here, Mom an out to the backyard an started barking like cial chewing ball in case he’d like to share.” I was smilin’ all the way home.
Dad decided Scrappy needed a roommate. crazy. “That WAS really nice,” conceded Phil, Till next time,
prancing back. “We’ve been BFFs ever The Bonz
since, even though we’re pretty different.” DON’T BE SHY!
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“How so?” I inquired. with interesting stories. To set
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ol’ basic pooch. But Phil’s a Purebred. Hasta
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LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS HEARS LECTURE ON LAGOON
The League of Women Voters of St. Lucie shed affects not only 1.6 to crops, to extensive loss ecosystem supports healthy communities
County on Sept. 25 hosted Duane De Freese, million residents who re- and a healthy economy,” said Dr. De Freese.
Ph.D., executive director of the Indian River side in or near the 38 cit- of seagrasses and ma- “Through individual and collective efforts
Lagoon Council (IRLC), for an interactive ies included in its water- we can make a difference.”
presentation about threats challenging the shed, but also 7.4 million jor declines in the com-
Indian River Lagoon – one of the nation’s visitors each year who
most endangered estuarine ecosystems – come to use Florida’s mercial and recreational
and various ways to finance and to mitigate water for recreation and
these menaces by 2030. leisure activities. The la- fishing industries within
goon’s economic value
Concerned citizens, including other to Florida is $7.6 billion Florida. For more information about the Indian
Florida League of Women Voter members, annually.
realtors, members from other civil society Despite these over- River Lagoon National Estuary Program,
groups such as Audubon and Rotary clubs, In the new CCMP, 32
as well as elected officials and candidates for identified vital signs im- whelming problems, visit www.onelagoon.org.
local, state and federal offices attended the posed on a wheel rep-
dinner that evening. resent indicators of the progress can be made The League of Women Voters of Florida, a
overall health of the lagoon, as well as the
The IRLC, which is part of the National mission of the IRLC to coordinate all of its through continued fi- nonpartisan political organization, encour-
Estuary Program whose legislation specifies impacts together as “One Lagoon, One Voice,
that waters be both “fishable and swimma- One Community.” Each vital sign represents nancial commitment ages the informed and active participation
ble,” has revised its Comprehensive Conser- an action that needs to be taken to restore
vation and Management Plan (CCMP) up to both the ecological and economic vitality of and a coordinated effort in government, works to increase under-
the year 2030 for restoration and recovery the lagoon. In turn, these affect the vitality
of the Lagoon. During the evening attend- of the connected communities within and among public and pri- standing of major public policy issues, and
ees were provided with digital touchpads in around the lagoon.
order to vote their preferences in answer to Dr. Duane vate stakeholders. Dr. De influences public policy through education
questions related to the revised CCMP, such Since 2011, the health of the lagoon mea- De Freese. Freese pointed out that
as which of the many vital areas requiring sured against indicators of water quality, and advocacy. For more information visit
restoration within the lagoon would they habitat quality, living resources and con-
prefer to finance, and in what ways. “Clean nected communities have been in decline. no matter the size and www.lwvslc.org. – CONTRIBUTED
water is the heart and soul of the future of Problems distressing the lagoon comprise
Florida,” said Dr. De Freese. everything from accumulating muck, harm- scope of local projects proposed and then
ful microalgal blooms, septic tank seepage
The Indian River Lagoon, which has three and infrastructural wastewater treatment funded by the Lagoon Council to restore,
distinct estuaries, including the Banana Riv- problems, to storm and agricultural water
er, the Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon, runoff resulting from fertilizer applications rehabilitate and repair the Lagoon, every Stressed?
spans 2,284 square miles. The lagoon water-
project matters. “For every dollar spent there
is a 33 to one return on investment,” Dr. De
19-20 National Wildlife Refuge
Week Celebration. Stop Freese emphasized. “We must invest as local
by the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge,
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Saturday, Oct. 19-20 between 9 a.m. and noon.
Refuge volunteers will be on hand along the One way to invest and help finance res-
Centennial Trail to answer your questions. We
will also offer tram rides to the Joe Michael toration projects to improve the lagoon is
Overlook. For more information about the ref-
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crease. Many of the projects are directed
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elegant Evening for Education at the Harbour
Ridge Club House in Palm City. The theme for further agricultural and stormwater runoffs.
the 19th Annual Dinner Gala is the Golden Age
of Hollywood. Attendees are invited to dress in This year voters in St. Lucie County will be Relaxation Sold Here!
style and walk the red carpet to honor commu-
nity support of our public schools. The evening requested to decide if they are willing to ap-
will include cocktails at 6 p.m., a live and silent
auction, followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets prove this sales tax increase to help fund in-
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A FINE LINE BETWEEN PLUS AND MINUS 87
By Phillip Alder - Bridge Columnist A Q 10 6 5 4
Andrew Lloyd Webber said, “What strikes me is that there’s a very fine line between Q92
success and failure. Just one ingredient can make the difference.”
Sometimes, that ingredient is being in the right place at the right time, not pure talent. J96542 EAST
In today’s deal, what do you think of the auction, and what should West have led against 10 7 5 K Q 10 3
five diamonds? AK3
North, especially given the favorable vulnerability, might have made a three-heart weak
jump overcall, but that would not have worked well here. South, fearing a bad misfit, 4
would probably have passed throughout. When North passed, East added 3 points for
his singleton and made a game-invitational limit raise. Now South might have bid four no- Q85
trump to show his minor two-suiter, but with longer and stronger diamonds, he chose to
intervene with four diamonds. In a way West did well to bid four spades, because it would SOUTH
have made, but it persuaded South to persevere with five clubs. West doubled that and,
on less firm ground, North’s correction to five diamonds. A
There is a reliable rule: When the opponents are sacrificing, lead a trump. Here, as long 7
as West then wins the first and second rounds of clubs to continue leading trumps, the
defenders will take three club tricks for down one. AKJ863
At the table, West started with a spade. Now declarer played on clubs, eventually J 10 6 4 2
benefiting from the 3-3 break, losing only two clubs and scoring plus 550.
Dealer: West; Vulnerable: East-West
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