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Published by Vero Beach 32963 Media, 2018-09-27 14:06:57

08/31/2018 ISSUE 35


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Acupuncturist Jaynes Off our coast, the hunt for sunken treasure Hospital future
closes popular clinic; may be clear by
faces fraud charges A gold ring (inset) found off Vero Beach last week by a grandson of Mel Fisher diving from the salvage boat Sea Reaper. late September

By Federico Martinez | Staff Writer By Sue Cocking | Staff Writer never discovered gold at this par- Spanish galleons that broke up By Michelle Genz | Staff Writer
ticular site despite years of search- and sank off Florida’s Treasure [email protected]
For more than two decades, Jill Josh Fisher-Abt crawled along ing, but he reminded himself that Coast in a devastating hurricane
Jaynes operated the most popular the craggy ocean floor off Vero others had been lucky here before. in July 1715. If anyone is placing bets on
and successful acupuncture clin- Beach last Thursday, probing col- whether Cleveland Clinic’s take-
ic in Indian River County. Every lapsed limestone ledges with a After all, a limestone-encrusted Then he got a hit from the metal over bid for Indian River Medical
year hundreds of patients returned metal detector. The 36-year-old cannon stood nearby – a relic from detector. Center is going to be approved,
time after time for treatment at professional treasure hunter had one of 11 gold- and jewel-laden the Hospital District’s upcoming
her beautifully decorated, state- CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 budget meetings in late Septem-
of-the-art facility, which employed ber may offer some big hints.
five acupuncturists and featured
soft music, herbal tea and sterling The Hospital District Board
self-help literature in the waiting has tentatively scheduled its final
room. vote on the deal for Oct. 3. At press
time, the hospital’s Board of Di-
Now it turns out that soothing rectors has not scheduled its vote.
environment may have been fund- Both boards must agree for the
ed by a variety of illegal activities, deal to go through.
if fraud and racketeering charges
brought last week are proven. But there should be some big
tells about how the Hospital Dis-
Jaynes, a licensed acupuncture trict vote will go only a couple of
physician and owner of Absolute days after Cleveland’s proposal is
Integrated Medicine, was arrested revealed Sept. 25.
at her office last Wednesday and
faces allegations that she con- Sept. 25 is a Tuesday; the
spired with others to defraud an Cleveland presentation, which
insurance company by submitting starts at 1 p.m. at the Richardson
false or incomplete information, Center at Indian River State Col-
illegally waived patient copay- lege’s Vero campus, is expected
ments and deductibles, and un-

INSIDE 2,300 sign petition to let Farmers Market keep using island parking lot

NEWS 1-5 PETS 10
HEALTH 6 GAMES B13 By Ray McNulty | Staff Writer Oceanside.” The petition,
CALENDAR B16 [email protected] started by the Oceanside Business As-
REAL ESTATE 11 sociation, falsely claims “a decision
B1 The issue wasn’t on the agen- was made” to remove the popular,
ARTS da and no vote was taken, but near Saturday morning market from the
the end of a five-hour meeting last lot and that “it has been decided that
To advertise call: 772-559-4187 week, the Vero Beach City Council the market will be allowed to operate
For circulation or where to pick up discussed banning vendors at the in Humiston Park only.”
your issue call: 772-226-7925 island’s Farmers Market from the
Ocean Drive parking lot it has called The Council made no such de-
home for the past 10 years. cision. “Nobody is trying to kill the
Farmers Market,” Vero Beach Mayor
Six days later, nearly 2,300 peo- Harry Howle said Monday. “There
ple had signed an online petition to
“Save the Vero Beach Farmers Market CONTINUED ON PAGE 4

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TREASURE HUNT ations in September when weather and elbow-shaped tubes nicknamed ‘mailboxes’ gold for anything else.
sea conditions become too rough for safe on the stern that direct the boat’s propeller After combing the site for 15 or 20 min-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 diving. wash downward.
utes, divers deliver their finds to the boat
“I hand-fanned the area and I saw a lit- Meanwhile, the hunters are making the “It’s kind of like using your garden hose to and the boat is re-positioned to enable
tle glint of gold and gold shines forever, so most of the time they have left. spray away dirt on your driveway,” Brandon exploration of adjacent bottom. Anything
it had to be something special,” Fisher-Abt explained. recovered is photographed, tagged, mea-
said later. The Sea Reaper, operated by Captain Dan sured and catalogued on a computer and
Porter – owner of Maritime Research and Once the bottom has been scoured by in hard copy, with a log kept for the Florida
He picked up a beautiful gold ring, shiny Recovery – spent several days last week an- the mailboxes, divers wait a few minutes for Department of State’s Division of Historical
as the day it was made, and beneath that, chored about 600 feet off the beach north of the murky water to clear somewhat, then Resources.
a tarnished silver coin. He swam them up John’s Island Club at a site known as “Cor- plunge down wearing scuba tanks to search
to the deck of the 65-foot salvage boat Sea rigan’s Wreck,” working as a sub-contractor the exposed sea floor with metal detectors. By federal court order, that agency can
Reaper to be catalogued and stored. for 1715 Fleet-Queens Jewels. claim up to 20 percent of anything of arche-
Maximum visibility is about 10 feet. Un- ological significance the treasure hunters
Later that day, Fisher-Abt and his fellow Corrigan’s Wreck is named for Hugh less you know what to look for, it’s easy to find and take it for display in a museum in
divers recovered an ancient musket ball, a Corrigan, a wealthy Vero Beach landowner mistake heavily-encrusted silver and other Tallahassee. The rest of the goods are divid-
fire brick, and some large pottery shards. who found gold coins on the beach in the ancient artifacts for junk. Experienced trea- ed among 1715 Fleet and its sub-contrac-
1950s and told treasure hunting pioneer sure hunters can tell the difference, but they tors, with all distributions overseen by a
“You gotta keep on telling yourself ‘to- Mel Fisher. are unanimous that there’s no mistaking federal judge.
day’s the day,’” Fisher-Abt said, smiling.
“You gotta be prepared.” Fisher discovered the nearby sunken Three years ago, one of the 1715 Fleet’s
wreck in 1969 and began retrieving gold dive teams hit the jackpot – 350 gold coins
It’s been a slow summer for the treasure from it. He won salvage rights to Corrigan’s valued at $4.5 million. In an eerie coinci-
hunters of 1715 Fleet-Queens Jewels, LLC – and the other 1715 shipwrecks in the 1980s dence, the discovery was made 300 years to
the company that holds exclusive rights to following a lengthy court battle that went all the day after the Spanish fleet went down.
underwater discoveries from 14 shipwreck the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Fisher
sites stretching from Sebastian Inlet south died in 1998, and in 2010, his family sold its That’s the sort of serendipity that keeps
for about 30 miles just off our barrier island rights to 1715 Fleet-Queens Jewels. hope alive, according to Brandon.
coast – especially compared to 2015 when
divers recovered a $4.5 million stash of gold. Fisher-Abt, who discovered this summer’s “Dan and I have been working this site
only gold at Corrigan’s, is Fisher’s grandson. since the 1970s,” he said of Corrigan’s Wreck.
None of the sites has yielded multi-mil- “You never know what you’re going to find,
lion-dollar coin or jewelry finds since this “Mel Fisher is smiling down,” said 1715 or where, or when – even in area that’s been
year’s hunting season for as many as a doz- Fleet operations manager John Brandon. excavated before. We visit the same sites
en salvage boats began in May – just a smat- “His grandson is carrying on.” year after year. The weather opens up cracks
tering of coins and artifacts, and a cannon and crevices and changes things around.”
brought up north of Fort Pierce a couple A typical day of treasure hunting aboard
weeks ago that will be conserved and later the Sea Reaper consists of rising before day- And sometimes brings a gleaming gold
displayed on the city’s waterfront. light, studying underwater maps of the site ring into view that’s been lost for hundreds
on a desktop computer, adjusting the three, of years beneath the salt water and sand of
Salvage crews likely will wrap up oper- long sturdy anchor lines to pivot the boat the stormy Atlantic. 
over the target site, and operating two large,



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ELC told to get professional help with plans for campus

By Samantha Rohlfing Baita | Staff Writer stand and give preliminary approval for neer will be forthcoming. County Attorney Bill DeBraal sent a memo
[email protected] the project, Sweeney explained, “we need Environmental Learning Center Exec- to Sweeney outlining the ownership histo-
more specifics – dimensions, to-scale, ry and allowed uses of the 64-acre island
The leaders of the Environmental technical details,” and a submittal “by a utive Director Molly Steinwald has said it property, at the western base of the Wabas-
Learning Center have been planning a ma- professional, civil engineering firm.” will likely take several years to raise funds so Bridge on the 510 causeway.
jor, multimillion-dollar overall and expan- for such a substantial undertaking, and
sion of their campus on Wabasso Island On the plus side, ELC officials have that she doesn’t expect there will be “any The county received the land from
for more than a year, but they were not plenty of time to get their plans worked major physical change to the campus in the state in 1965. In 1977, the deed was
very well prepared when they sat down to out in more detail and they say a profes- the next year or two.” amended so the property could be used
review their plan with county officials last sional document prepared by an engi- for environmental education. A decade lat-
week. Prior to the Aug. 20 meeting, Deputy er, the county entered into a 99-year lease
with the Pelican Island Audubon Society to
A rendering of the new campus envi- develop the property for that purpose. In
sioned by ELC leaders, which they present- 1989, Audubon assigned the lease to the
ed Aug. 20 at a required pre-application Environmental Learning Center, Inc., an
conference with the county planning de- organization that evolved out of Audubon.
partment, was “beautiful and colorful, but
very conceptual in nature,” according to DeBraal wrote that “the $1-per-year
planner Ryan Sweeney. lease has no restrictions on improvements
or buildings other than that they “be used
A picturesque, theme-park-like map exclusively for an environmental learning
illustrated in an appealing way design el- center and accessory uses,” and that devel-
ements that include Maritime Hammock, opment should be in harmony with the en-
Lagoon Terrace, Critter Corner, Osprey vironment and create as little disturbance
Perch Trail, Hidden Island, Butterflies and to wetlands and uplands with native vege-
More, FUN Zone, Live Oak Stroll and other tation as possible.
new features.
When “actual site plans and design
But it was not the kind of technically considerations” have been approved by
specific document county planners had the State Department of Environmental
expected, and a second conference will be Protection and the county planning and
scheduled “in a few months to a year,” ac- building departments, construction can
cording to Sweeney. begin, according to the lease. 

For the Planning Department to under-




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FARMERS MARKET market. “It does make sense,” Howle said of Beach’s busy season, to the point where it ness is slower and there are fewer vendors.
the idea to keep the parking lot open for cars couldn’t financially survive. O’Connor said the number of vendors dou-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 instead of having it filled with vendor stands. bles during the busy season.
“You want to fix a parking problem, and we In fact, the OBA’s petition reads, “the mar-
was some discussion about not letting the have a parking lot filled with vendors. Set- ket regularly operates with 60 vendors in sea- “We need to do that all year,” Zudans said
vendors set up in the lot, keeping them along ting up along the sidewalks and in the park son, and the park can only accommodate 36 of putting the vendors along the sidewalks.
the sidewalks and even having some set up shouldn’t be a problem.” booths along the sidewalk.” “Walking down the sidewalk is a better ex-
in the park, but that’s all.” perience than walking around in a circle in
Apparently, though, it would be. At the meeting, however, council mem- a parking lot.
According to Howle, the discussion was City Manager Jim O’Connor said he in- bers Lange Sykes and Val Zudans both raised
sparked by the ongoing parking shortage in formed OBA President Georgia Irish of the the possibility of moving the vendors out of “That should be permanent,” he added.
Central Beach, which is made more chal- council’s discussion and was told the OBA the lot and relocating some tents to the park “If they have more than they can fit in that
lenging when people pack the area to buy believes removing the market from the park- itself, not just the sidewalk in front of the space, then we’ll have to figure it out what to
fresh vegetables and fruit, prepared food, ing lot would limit space and reduce the park. do.”
craft items and other goods at the popular number of vendors, especially during Vero
The market does not utilize the parking He later suggested that, if there’s not
lot during the summer months, when busi- enough room along the sidewalks, some
vendors can set up in the park.

Council member Laura Moss said she
wants to keep the Oceanside Farmers Mar-
ket and plans to put beachside parking on
the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting.

Irish could not be reached for comment.
The petition, meanwhile, continued to col-
lect signatures.

“The OBA understands that while a small
handful of businesses have complained
about the exacerbation of parking issues
along Ocean Drive, the parking issues go
much deeper,” the petition reads.

“These issues will not be magically re-
solved by minimizing or reducing the farm-
er’s market’s two-hour, weekly impact on
parking.” 



to take most of the afternoon. Then, two
days later, the District trustees will hold
a morning roundtable discussion on the
presentation at their offices across from
the hospital. That same afternoon at 5
p.m. in the County Commission cham-
bers, District trustees will finalize their
2018-2019 budget.

The Hospital District budget meeting had
originally been scheduled for Sept. 20.

By postponing that vote, the District
board will be able to decide on funding for
indigent healthcare programs after having
seen Cleveland Clinic’s proposed commit-
ment for charity care at the hospital.

If trustees are happy with Cleveland Clin-
ic’s offer and expect it to pass, they would
logically approve a lower hospital indigent
care figure, assuming Cleveland would be-
gin covering at least some portion of that
care when the deal closes.

If, on the other hand, trustees are not
happy with Cleveland’s offer and plan to
vote “no” to the partnership deal, they
would likely budget for the usual amount
for hospital indigent care – around $7.5

The Hospital District levies taxes to treat
medically indigent patients – those who are
uninsured, not on Medicaid or Medicare
and earn less than 150 percent of the federal
poverty level.

If Cleveland assumes part or all of indi-
gent care costs, as it appears very likely to
do, then the District would be relieved of
that burden, and taxes could go down.” 

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battle headed to court
By Samantha Rohlfing Baita | Staff Writer be completed by this fall before the busy a boater, flinging the woman and her dog
By Federico Martinez | Staff Writer [email protected] boating season begins in November. into the water amidst jagged metal and
wooden debris.
A high-stakes fight between Flor- Desperately needed, oft-delayed reno- The north restrooms, which grew shab-
ida Atlantic University and the lead- vations have, at long last, begun at the Vero bier as time and patchworked repairs took The situation was exacerbated by wind
ers of Harbor Branch Oceanographic Beach City Marina. their toll, had become the object of nu- and water damage from hurricanes Mat-
Institute Foundation over control of merous complaints in recent years. Many thew and Irma, in 2016 and 2017, and the
a $72 million endowment is lurch- Dangerously rotted, broken docks have residents – including boaters living at fact that the marina was staggering under
ing toward a court battle after both been repaired and the notoriously shab- the marina and civic boosters concerned the debt service on a $4.7 million loan ob-
sides said on Monday at the St. Lucie by, badly-damaged, 30-year-old north re- about the impression created by a city ma- tained in 2007 to purchase a dry storage fa-
County Courthouse they’ve reached strooms have been “gutted to the studs” in rina in disrepair – questioned why it was cility, a debt the marina will continue to pay
an impasse after eight months of ne- preparation for a total re-do, after the City taking so long to accomplish the obviously off for another decade.
gotiations. Council awarded the $114,600 renovation much-needed renovation.
contract to Vero Beach-based Bill Bryant Funds for the restroom renovation ma-
After hearing the two parties, 19th Construction. The restrooms were slated for replace- terials were allocated in the 2016-2017 FY
District Court Judge Sherwood Bauer ment in 2007, but the project was put on budget but, by the time materials and fix-
Jr. tentatively set a Dec. 6 hearing for The job was supposed to be completed hold when the national economy tanked, tures were ordered and delivered, it was the
opening arguments in the case. within an 80-day window following con- and marine tourism dropped. As an en- midst of the busy boating season. Not want-
tract signing on May 31, but work was tem- terprise fund, the marina is expected to ing to close half the available restrooms,
Attorney Richard Mitchell, who is porarily halted when far more water dam- operate on the income it generates, and it Grabenbauer opted to wait till season was
representing FAU, urged Bauer to be- age than anticipated was found inside the wasn’t generating enough for major reno- over. That pushed restroom repairs back
gin the trial sooner, within two months. restroom walls and project plans had to be vations. Even after the economy bounced until this year.
The university’s position is that it legal- redrawn and resubmitted to the county. back, Grabenbauer spent years “playing
ly has the right to control the Institute’s catch-up” with other necessary repairs, leav- Grabenbauer said this year’s prolonged
operations and funding. The county is in possession of the up- ing the restrooms in a shamble. repair process should not cause a problem
dated plans and is expected to sign off on this fall. With kids back in school, the rec-
Foundation officials, who initiated them soon, so work can resume, says Har- The danger inherent in the marina’s di- reational boater traffic will drop even fur-
legal action against the university, ar- bormaster and Marina Director Tim Gra- lapidation was highlighted two years ago ther, so that the south restrooms should be
gue that a pre-existing agreement al- benbauer, who optimistically anticipates when a finger dock collapsed from under sufficient until repairs are complete. 
lows them to operate independently.  the project, even with the recent delay, will

ACUPUNCTURIST CLOSES CLINIC $955,000 to $455,000, Butler pointedly ac- to Absolute Integrated Medicine, a viola- One woman had filed 259 claims billed to
cused the county of trumping up charges tion of state law. According to the warrant, insurance before she filled out new patient
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 against Jaynes because her client embar- weight-loss programs are specifically ex- paperwork, according to the warrant, a vi-
rassed the county by finding a since-closed cluded from coverage under all Blue Cross olation of insurance company terms. More
lawfully paid others who referred patients loophole in its employee insurance plan. Blue Shield Plans. But Jaynes was able to than 800 appointments that were deleted
for treatment. bill these patients. from the system were billed anyway.
State investigators raided Jaynes’ clinic
“Inflated and exaggerated,” is what attor- on Oct. 10, 2017, seizing computers, patient Jonathan Montgomery and Nicholas Pe- Investigators also alleged the insurance
ney Brooke Butler calls the charges against files, bank records and billing information. terson, who are co-owners of Relentless, ad- company was billed for 185 claims totaling
her client. “You bet we’re going to fight this.” mitted to investigators that they are not fa- more than $22,000 that supposedly were
Jaynes, who is out of jail on bond, is sched- The arrest warrant alleges that she de- miliar with “any benefits of acupuncture on incurred during a five-day period when the
uled to be arraigned Sept. 26. Butler said she frauded Florida Blue Cross Blue Shield of weight loss, nor are their clients ever required office was closed in November 2013.
plans to enter a not-guilty plea. If convicted, about $1.5 million, about $1.2 million of to receive acupuncture treatments to be suc-
she could face a maximum of 135 years in which was for county employees. cessful with their programs.” But none of the In addition, Jaynes is accused of direct-
prison and millions in fines, officials said. claims Jaynes submitted in connection with ing employees to file multiple claims for
Investigators say Jaynes enticed patients the Relentless Dietetics program were coded services provided during a single visit to
The alleged crimes occurred between covered by the insurance company plans as being treatments for “weight loss.” Instead, help cover the costs of “free” supplements, a
Sept. 1, 2013, and Dec. 31, 2016, according to to use acupuncture by waiving deductibles they were coded for different types of pain. spreadsheet indicated.
the arrest warrant, but Butler, who appeared and coinsurance payments and providing
in court with Jaynes on Friday, Aug. 24 for a free vitamins, supplements and weight-loss According to investigators, Jaynes, who According to the warrant, patients re-
bail hearing, vigorously denies the charges programs. taught several acupuncture billing classes ceived more than $200,000 in herbs and sup-
against her client. and seminars, including one titled “ethical plements at no cost. Blue Cross Blue Shield
One of the charges against Jaynes arose insurance billing,” had devised more than paid more than $300,000 for the claims sub-
After the hearing, at which Jaynes’ bail from bank records obtained via subpoena one way of bilking insurance companies. mitted, leaving Jaynes with a profit of nearly
was reduced by half a million dollars, from that show she was paying Relentless Dietet- $100,000, investigators say. 
ics $300 for each patient that they referred

6 August 31, 2018 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | YOUR HEALTH

For bariatric surgery, it’s Dr. Domkowski ‘hands’ down

By Tom Lloyd | Staff Writer his internship, fellowship and residency at
[email protected] Duke University. He also happens to be chief
of surgery at the Sebastian River Medical
When Diane Muller went looking for a Center – this area’s only “Bariatric Center of
bariatric surgeon to help her overcome her Excellence” as designated by the American
serious obesity problems – including a body Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
mass index of 55, hypothyroidism, lymph- and the American College of Surgeons.
edema and fatty liver disease – she prob-
ably didn’t expect to find a self-described Not impressive enough? SRMC is also one
“four-handed surgeon.” of only three hospitals in the state to receive
Healthgrades’ ‘Five Star’ rating four years in
But she did. a row for bariatric surgery.
The tall, genial Dr. Patrick Domkowski
graduated from Washington, D.C.’s George- But awards aside, there is a spoiler alert
town University’s medical school and served here: Domkowski doesn’t actually have

Dr. Patrick Domkowski.


four hands. the body without having to make major
What he does have is the ability to per- incisions) and robotically, using another
minimally invasive technique – the DaVinci
form bariatric and other surgeries both robotic surgical system.
laparoscopically (using a slender, flexible
tool called a laparoscope equipped with a “The robot,” Domkowski says with a
miniaturized video camera to see inside smile, “adds a lot of technical ability in terms

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‘We are passionate about helping people Partners in Women’s Health
with their obesity disease and we’re adds 5-doctor Sebastian office

blessed to take care of a lot of people ...’ By Tom Lloyd | Staff Writer breast cancer and reproductive endocrinolo-
[email protected] gy problems.
- Dr. Patrick Domkowski
Vero Beach’s Partners in Women’s Health, “Our goal,” according to Malave-Huertas,
of 3-D visualization and dexterity. It makes around and keep up and just be more active. a joint cooperative between the Indian River “is to provide the best care that we can. And
me a four-handed surgeon. It’s like I’m a whole new person. So, yes, I Hospital District and Indian River Medical by opening doors, we can establish patients,
would say don’t hesitate. Just go for it.” Center, is branching out with the opening of we can screen, we can recommend and then
“I put my head into the console and I put its Premier Women’s Health office in Sebas- – with our network of doctors – we can get
my two fingers into the controllers. My feet Domkowski, meanwhile, acknowledges tian. patients where they need to be, I think, in an
also control several things. And so, I have a SRMC’s growing reputation for bariatric sur- easier way.”
camera and three arms at my disposal. So I geries, saying, “I think [in terms of the num- Dr. Deni Malave-Huertas, a board-certi-
am transformed into a four-handed surgeon ber of procedures done] we’re up about 35 fied obstetrician and gynecologist with both “The goal is for women to have a ‘go-to’
with 3-D visualization and all the points of percent this year. And, I think it’s because we Partners and Premier, says the northern of- doctor,” Malave-Huertas continues. “We can
dexterity. I’m right- or left-handed. I’m total- concentrate on two things. We concentrate fice is “aimed at opening doors for patients get you to a cardiologist, we can get you to a
ly ambidextrous with the robot. It makes me on people and the relationships we’re mak- who are looking for gynecological care in the pulmonologist, we can get you to the other
a better surgeon.” ing with those people. And we concentrate Sebastian area so they don’t have to travel diverse services we have and you just have to
on their outcomes. down here to Vero.” call one doctor when you have a problem.”
Diane Muller of Melbourne certainly
agrees. She says Domkowski performed a “We believe this is a five-star service,” Joining Malave-Huertas at the Sebastian “What we try to do is, we either tell you,
bariatric sleeve procedure or sleeve gastrec- Domkowski continues. “We take great pride office are Dr. Felix Bigay, Dr. Kristy Crawford, ‘Hey, come in,’ or ‘You know what, I don’t han-
tomy on her in December 2017. in this. We are passionate about helping Dr. George Fyffe and Dr. Alfonsia Garcia-Bra- dle that, but let me make a couple calls. Let me
people with their obesity disease and we’re cero. Those five physicians will work rotating try and get you some care sooner rather than
As of early August, she had lost 140 pounds. blessed to take care of a lot of people that shifts in the new Premium office Monday later.”
“I’m off my hypertension meds,” Muller come from [both] inside and outside our through Friday.
exclaims. “I don’t have to take them any- community.” The new Sebastian office, according to
more. I’m also off of insulin and diabetic Both locations are now offering com- Malave-Huertas, may even help cut back
meds.” According to the American College of prehensive gynecologic services, including on emergency room visits. “If you go to an
Pausing only briefly, she adds, “this has Surgeons, “the co-morbidities associated “well-woman exams,” contraception and emergency room, you’re seeing an emer-
been fantastic.” with obesity range from diabetes to heart menopausal care, minimally invasive surger- gency room doctor who is very good at what
The University of Maryland Medical Cen- disease to certain types of cancers,” so “go- ies and treatments for sexual wellness includ- they do. They keep you alive, but then on
ter describes the sleeve gastrectomy pro- ing for it,” as Muller suggests, and seeking ing cosmetic gynecology and treatment of
cedure this way: Approximately 85 percent medical help as soon as possible does seem CONTINUED ON PAGE 8
of the stomach is removed entirely. The re- prudent.
maining 15 percent holds considerably less
food which radically restricts calorie intake. And excellent medical professionals, in-
The greater impact, however, may be the cluding Dr. Domkowski, are close at hand at
effect the surgery has on certain hormones SRMC.
that regulate hunger and blood sugar con-
trol. Less food feels like more. “He’s very, very good,” Mullen says of
Asked if she has any advice for other peo- her “four-handed” physician. “He’s truly a
ple considering bariatric surgery, Muller’s lifesaver. He made this so easy and he just
eyes light up. changed my life.
“I would tell them just don’t hesitate. Go
ahead and do it. A year ago I could not keep Dr. Patrick Domkowski is with the Riverside
up walking with my husband. We’d have to Surgical & Weight Loss Center and the Stew-
walk really slow and take lots of breaks. Now, ard Medical Group at Sebastian River Medi-
it’s like I can go to Disneyland all day, walk cal Center where he is the chief of surgery. His
offices are at 14430 U.S. 1 in Sebastian. The
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8 August 31, 2018 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | YOUR HEALTH

‘Our goal is to proide the best care that we
can ... we can establish patients, we can
screen, we can recommend and then ... we
can get patients where they need to be ...’

-Dr. Deni Malave-Huertas

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 7 Dr. Deni Malave-Huertas.

your way you go. PHOTO BY DENISE RITCHIE
“To fix problems, you need to see a doctor

who specializes in certain things and we can
do that for patients where either we fix the
problem or we find someone who can.”

And then there’s the question of money –
or, more correctly, insurance.

Malave-Huertas freely admits there are of-
ten what he calls “hurdles” when dealing with
insurance companies.

“Maybe patients will have to talk to their
primary care to be referred to us,” he ex-
plains, “but we will try and see every patient.
We want to help our communities and we try
to not let insurance get in the way.”

The benefits of identifying health risks ear-
ly, Malave-Huertas says, far outweigh those
insurance “hurdles.”

“We have a really good network,”
Malave-Huertas states flatly, “and if I cannot
fix your problem, we will find someone to see
you and help you. That’s what we’re trying to

do – to prevent bigger problems.” cure-all, nothing-else-is-needed, and that’s
Meanwhile, Malave-Huertas is and has just not true.”

been for more than a year, a vocal advocate of More to the point, according to
a procedure known as “vaginal rejuvenation” Malave-Huertas, ThermiVa is not a laser.
by ThermiVa, which uses radio-frequency
heating to change the collagen contained “I’ve had patients walk in and tell me, ‘I
within the vaginal tissue. Today, he says, “I want a ThermiVa’ and if it is not for them, I
still am. I think it’s still a great tool.” will tell them this is not what’s going to help
you. You need something different.”
This past July, however, “vaginal rejuvena-
tion” seemed to take a big hit when the New That might mean some lost revenue, but to
York Times reported the FDA had sternly Malave-Huertas, as to any responsible doctor,
warned several laser manufacturers to stop getting his patients the right treatment at the
marketing their laser devices for procedures right time means much more than money.
also billed as “vaginal rejuvenation.”
Partners in Women’s Health is at 1050 37th
Perhaps surprisingly, Malave-Huertas Place, Suites 101-103 in Vero Beach. The phone
sides firmly with the Times. number is 772-770-6116.

The use of lasers in vaginal rejuvenation, The Premier Women’s Health office is locat-
he says, “has been marketed as an end-all, ed at 801 Wellness Way, Suite 109, in Sebastian.
The phone number there is 772-770-6801. 

10 August 31, 2018 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | PETS

Bonzo enjoys company of dynamic terrier duo

Hi Dog Buddies! PHOTOS: GORDON RADFORD Arthur “Yuck,” Morrigan sniffed. “I
prefer to remain on my blan-
This week I had the BEST time yapping “If you can buhLEEVE it,” said Morrig- Morrigan ket by the cooler, in the shade
with a coupla terriers, Arthur an Morrig- an, “I was the ONLY girl of both lidders. So of Daddy. I choose not to ex-
an Lougheed. They were from different it was gonna be ME an one of the boys.” me. “We really haust myself. Arthur gets totally
litters, born the same time an place. Ar- get along just fine. He’s a Goofball. I’m the covered with sand, nose to ca-
thur’s a white Westie and Morrigan’s a “Cuz we were all the same age, the ken- Queen.” boose. He looks like an Ewok.”
black Scottie, an, ’cept for the color, they nel humans had put us together in one big,
looked just like each other, with short lid- wiggly puppy bunch right away,” said Ar- “Tell me about your life now,” I suggested. “She’s had her share of ad-
dle legs, mustaches, an floppy eyebrows, thur. “I do occasionally get In Trouble an get ventures,” Arthur winked at
an those stick-uppy ears. Their personali- put on Probation,” Arthur admitted. “I’m me. “Tell Bonzo about that
ties, though, were TOTALLY different. “The humans decided to let ME pick the adventurous. It’s the Call of the Wild. I’m an time Daddy was getting’ ready
boy, cuz we hadda be com-PAT-tubble,” expert at diggin,’ rollin’ and investigatin.’” to get Mommy at the airport an
Arthur welcomed me an my assistant Morrigan explained. “It wasn’t hard. Me Morrigan interrupted. “The last time couldn’t find me.”
with enthusiastic bouncin’ an waggin.’ an Arthur got along right away. I’m sophis- he was pure white was when Mommy an
Everything he said seemed like it had an ticated. I always know what the Woof is. Daddy first brought us home. It only took Morrigan rolled her eyes. “I was
exclamation mark after it. (I’m pretty sure I’m descended from roy- him a week to figure out he could crawl right there by the stairs. Arthur
alty.) Obviously, Arthur needed someone under the porch. An that was that. Now he was missing. Daddy searched the
“O-boy, o-boy, o-boy! We’re so excited to like me cuz he’s such a, well (an I say this comes home from all that silly diggin,’ rol- neighborhood, then called the
get our own innerview! With a PICK-shur! with the greatest respect an affection), a lin’ and investigatin’ with mud knee sox, pleece. Turns out they had Arthur
I’m Arthur, this is my sister, Morrigan, an Knucklehead. For example, at the kennel, burrs stickin’ his eyebrows together an down at the station. Daddy hadda
our Daddy an Mommy, David an Sheila.” when Mommy came over to pick us up, he sticks tangled in his mustache.” bail him out.”
bounced up an down yapping, ‘Are you my Ignoring his sister, Arthur continued, “This is the best part,” Arthur interject-
Following the Wag-an-Sniff, Morrigan Mommy? Are you my Mommy? Are you my “We love the dog parks an the Fort Pierce ed. “Daddy was getting the bail money out,
said, “My silly brother tends to get very ex- Mommy?’ I thought he was gonna wag his leash-free dog beach. I run back an forth an he said, ‘At least Morrigan is a good girl.’
cited about pretty much everything. He’s tail right off.” for miles, wind in my ears, sand in my The pleeceman said, ‘Oh, the liddle black
right, though: We ARE excited about our paws.” one? She ran away before we could catch
innerview. You’ve no doubt noticed my Arthur laughed. “Well, YOU sat wa-ay her.’ Morrigan thought she had Daddy
lovely necklace. I think it goes nicely with over in the farthest corner with your back DON’T BE SHY fooled, cuz she snuck back home before
my luxurious black hair, don’t you agree?” to everybody. Then you checked Mommy he knew she was gone.”
an Daddy out over one shoulder, and gave We are always looking for pets I couldn’t help myself, I laughed. With
She sat up very straight and cocked her head. this Big Sigh. You’re lucky Mommy an Dad- with interesting stories. a twinkle in her eye, Morrigan said, “Yes,
“Absolutely, Miss Morrigan,” I said. “I’m dy didn’t hand you right back. Plus, if you I can be pretty speedy if I need to. Some-
duhlighted to meet you both, an eager to recall, during the ride home, I happily ex- To set up an interview, email times,” she lowered her voice, “I give Ar-
hear your story whenever you’re ready.” plored the car. YOU threw up on Mommy.” [email protected]. thur an Ears Up if I see a door left open.
They sat side by side. Morrigan began. He shoots through it, of course, an ends up
“It all started up in Cuh-netty-cut, when “Did you have to mention that?” Morri- on Double Secret Probation. I love hearin’
Mommy an Daddy lost their third Westie. gan huffed. “It was a new experience, an I about his adventures. Me, I have a liddle
It was so uh-MOTION-ull, Daddy said they have delicate sensibiIities.” She turned to human girl I meet every day at the bus
should take a Dog Break for a while. Then, stop after school, an I walk her home.
like, two days later, Daddy came bounding “Me an Arthur always know when our
down the stairs all excited. He told Mom- parents need us. When Mommy used to
my he was just casually lookin’ On Line, have a lotta surgery, we’d sit with her an
an found a kennel, Fox Creek Farm in Pen- gently put our head or paw over the spot.
cil-vain-yuh, that had a lidder of Scotties We can really help Mommy an Daddy feel
(mine) an a lidder of Westies (Arthur’s).” much better when they’re sad or sick.”
“So much for the Dog Break,” Arthur With a liddle lump in my throat, I said, “I
said. “Mommy an Daddy wanted a girl know. I used to do that for my Mom, too.”
anna boy, black or white, Westie or Scottie,
didn’t matter.” The Bonz

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Country estate, guest house available in ‘Garden of Eden’

By Kathleen Sloan | Staff Writer of his life. As a building contractor, “I went
[email protected] crazy, overbuilding everything,” he said.

The original 40 acres where this 4-bed- Although both the guest house and
room, 2.5-bath home is located was origi- main house were built before stricter hur-
nally platted as “Garden of Eden” and Jef- ricane building codes were passed, “both
frey Valentino bought two tracts – “Adam” are up to code for the next 100 years,”
and “Fig Leaf” – forming an 11-acre estate. Clarke joked, with Valentino admitting he
It’s so private Adam could go without the is probably an obsessive-compulsive.
As a county fireman for 30 years, Valenti-
The subdivision is likely to remain a ha- no was required to stay during hurricanes
ven of privacy, too; those buying tracts in and wanted to keep his family, nine dogs
Eden signing deeds their land will remain and six goats safe. He built every structure
“ranchettes,” with one house per 4.7 acres, on the property to withstand powerful
reinforced by the A-1 or agricultural zone winds.
designation that limits buildings.
The main house, with four bedrooms
That’s not to say this amazing estate and two and one-half baths, was built on
with a lake, guest house, main house and the back acreage in 2003. The walls are
big Quonset hut is remote. With develop- 16 inches thick. At the center are cinder
ment moving west and north, it’s arguably blocks, then furring strips to leave an inch
mid-town, at 6045 57th St., only a few miles of airspace, “the best insulator,” according
from State Road 60’s shopping centers and to Valentino. Over the furring strips is in-
across the street from Storm Grove Middle sulation board.
The exterior walls are “old, recycled
Valentino left much of the property un- brick” from Chicago in unusual honey

touched, a sound-and-sight buffering for- Car collectors, take note: The Quonset small- and large-mouth bass, catfish and shades, or HardiPlank siding. Many of the
est and fencing ringing the property. The hut is rated to withstand 220 mph winds koi came boiling to the surface for their interior walls are large half-pine log siding
back lot line runs parallel to the North Re- and can accommodate 14 cars. daily feeding on a recent summer day. in a buttery color. The roof is metal.
lief Canal and Valentino says wild pigs for-
age back there. Much of the acreage has underground Those looking to offset their mortgage The interior displays a bold, cohesive,
irrigation, Valentino said, making it easy to payment for the main house could rent the modern frontiersman aesthetic. The log
“People have inquired if they can hunt step up a centrally-located nursery busi- guest house, built on the front five acres in siding and other wood finishes are com-
the pigs on the property,” Berkshire Hatha- ness. 2000. It has 1,100 square feet under air, plemented by log furniture, including
way Home Services Listing Agent Michelle three bedrooms and one and a half baths. counter stools, rocking chairs, chests of
Clarke said. “Absolutely you can hunt.” The artesian well also feeds the large drawers and bedroom suites. Buyers may
pond Valentino dug shortly after he bought Valentino is selling to move closer to want to keep the look and Valentino will
Hunters and gatherers should be equal- the property in 1996. In the intervening his son in North Carolina, although he entertain offers for the log furniture. The
ly attracted to the property. The A-1 zone years fish have thrived. Tilapia, blue gill, thought he’d be living in Eden for the rest large stone fireplace with a split-log man-
allows landscaping or agricultural-relat- telpiece in the great room is perfect for pi-
ed businesses. A nearly 800-foot-deep oneer gatherings.
artesian well supplies water to the all the
buildings, including the 60-foot by 36-foot The house includes a rare indoor pool
galvanized steel Quonset hut, which has a and spa, the room heated and air condi-
14-foot high ceiling, and could be used as tioned, adding over 1,000 square feet to the
a workshop, oversize garage or barn. Val- living space. The 14-foot cathedral ceiling
entino put in barn doors at each end, one is made of indestructible and handsome
12-feet and one 16-feet wide, so big vehi- cypress with four skylights that can be
cles, such as tractors and trailers, could cranked open or shuttered. The back wall
drive straight through. is mostly glass, letting in more light. The

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concrete walls and deck are designed to the other, all with solid wood pocket doors Hurricane Impact Doors
handle steam cleaning, draining efficient- to give privacy and quiet. & Impact Glass,
ly. Add the half-bath and teak bar and you We Have It All!
have the hang-out spot of the century. The master bedroom suite includes a
nursery, now converted to an office with Transform Your Existing Door from
The kitchen is also impressive. The two built-in desks. Two walk-in closets Boring to Beautiful!
pine-look laminate floor, granite counters have built-in oak shelving and chests and
and splash boards, cherry cabinets with a wall safe. ■ Glass patterns for every style & budget
crown molding and antique wood cen- ■ Customize to your style
ter island are beautiful and practical. The The bathroom has a walk-in 5-foot by ■ Impact Glass & Impact Doors
three-sided breakfast bar can accommo- 6-foot shower with two heads, finished ■ Wood Interior/Exterior Doors
date the junior baseball league. The coun- with cultured granite from floor to ceiling. ■ Fiberglass Doors
try kitchen ceramic sink with a bas-relief Valentino said elderly relatives appreciated ■ Patio & Sliding Glass Doors
front is a unique feature. the built-in stool and room to maneuver. ■ Framed/Frameless Shower Units
■ Etching
Two walk-in pantries with fine oak The house also includes a security sys- ■ Schlage Hardware
shelving will wow serious cooks. tem with auditory and visual online moni- ■ Mirror Wraps
toring options and alerts.
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Year main house was built: 2003
Home size:

2,500 square feet with 1,000 square-foot indoor pool room
Lot size: 11 acres

Concrete block and brick or HardiPlank siding, metal roof
Bedrooms: 4 • Bathrooms: 2.5

Additional features: Main house with 3-bedroom, 1.5-bath
guest house, Quonset hut, 2-car garage, stocked lake, artesian
well, irrigation system, indoor pool and spa, security system,
huge kitchen, two pantries, island, breakfast bar, cathedral and

vaulted ceilings, log cabin feel, stone fireplace
Listing agency: Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Listing agents: Michelle Clarke, 772-263-0386
Listing price: $815,000

14 August 31, 2018 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | REAL ESTATE



A brisk week on the mainland real estate market saw 30 transactions of single-family residences
and lots from Aug. 20-24 (some shown below).
The top sale of the week was in Vero Beach, where the home at 4824 Saint Margarets Drive – first
listed in March for $599,000 – sold for $560,000 on Aug. 20.
Representing the seller in the deal was agent Jim Knapp of Alex MacWilliam, Inc. The buyer was
represented by agent Mary Pat Slater of Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc.


VERO BEACH 4824 SAINT MARGARETS DRIVE 3/13/2018 $599,000 8/20/2018 $440,000
VERO BEACH 7560 S VILLAGE SQUARE 4/23/2018 $478,800 8/20/2018 $350,000
VERO BEACH 1160 49TH AVENUE 6/26/2018 $350,000 8/22/2018 $320,000
VERO BEACH 4360 2ND CIRCLE 7/9/2018 $325,000 8/22/2018 $315,000
SEBASTIAN 644 CONCHA DRIVE 5/26/2018 $335,000 8/23/2018 $310,000
VERO BEACH 229 11TH SQUARE SW 6/20/2018 $319,900 8/24/2018 $285,000
VERO BEACH 3008 GOLFVIEW DRIVE 2/2/2018 $349,000 8/22/2018 $280,000
VERO BEACH 5540 N HARBOR VILLAGE DR #103 10/17/2017 $300,000 8/20/2018 $259,000
SEBASTIAN 949 CODY AVENUE 5/4/2018 $268,000 8/20/2018 $245,000
SEBASTIAN 1590 QUIESCENT LANE 3/27/2018 $285,000 8/23/2018 $239,000
VERO BEACH 556 CALAMONDIN WAY SW 5/2/2018 $249,000 8/20/2018 $220,000
VERO BEACH 1355 24TH PLACE 6/18/2018 $229,900 8/20/2018 $207,000
VERO BEACH 1135 4TH TERRACE SW 4/7/2018 $235,000 8/20/2018 $200,000
VERO BEACH 6606 LIBERTY PLACE 2/2/2018 $235,000 8/24/2018 $190,000
SEBASTIAN 574 FUTCH WAY 3/16/2018 $209,000 8/21/2018 $181,625
SEBASTIAN 530 DRAWDY WAY 5/16/2018 $189,900 8/23/2018 $180,000
SEBASTIAN 419 TUNISON LANE 7/1/2018 $189,000 8/24/2018 $175,000
VERO BEACH 5080 FAIRWAYS CIRCLE UNIT#107 8/23/2018 $189,000 8/24/2018 $174,000
VERO BEACH 5280 COMPASS POINTE CIRCLE 4/18/2018 $201,400 8/20/2018 $173,000
VERO BEACH 5015 FAIRWAYS CIRCLE UNIT#A103 7/12/2018 $179,000 8/22/2018 $171,000
VERO BEACH 1665 POINTE WEST WAY 3/14/2018 $205,000 8/24/2018 $167,000
VERO BEACH 315 13TH AVENUE 5/25/2018 $178,000 8/24/2018 $165,000
VERO BEACH 3186 1ST STREET 7/25/2018 $169,900 8/20/2018 $160,500
VERO BEACH 1828 77TH DRIVE 6/12/2018 $169,000 8/23/2018 $155,000
VERO BEACH 1864 77TH DRIVE 5/31/2018 $175,000 8/20/2018 $152,000
VERO BEACH 1610 N 42ND CIRCLE UNIT#208 7/11/2018 $157,500 8/23/2018 $150,000
VERO BEACH 510 17TH STREET 7/10/2018 $150,000 8/20/2018 $135,000
VERO BEACH 2270 57TH CIRCLE UNIT#2270 8/9/2018 $136,000 8/22/2018

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7560 S Village Square, Vero Beach 1160 49th Avenue, Vero Beach

Listing Date: 4/23/2018 Listing Date: 6/26/2018
Original Price: $478,800 Original Price: $350,000
Sold: 8/20/2018 Sold: 8/22/2018
Selling Price: $440,000 Selling Price: $350,000
Listing Agent: Beth Livers Listing Agent: Belinda Boyd

Selling Agent: Berkshire Hathaway Florida Selling Agent: Ocean Real Estate of Hutch Isl

Kelly Spence Charlotte Terry

Berkshire Hathaway Florida Alex MacWilliam, Inc.

4360 2nd Circle, Vero Beach 644 Concha Drive, Sebastian

Listing Date: 7/9/2018 Listing Date: 5/26/2018
Original Price: $325,000 Original Price: $335,000
Sold: 8/22/2018 Sold: 8/23/2018
Selling Price: $320,000 Selling Price: $315,000
Listing Agent: Sam Robbins Listing Agent: Lynda Robinson

Selling Agent: Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc. Selling Agent: Keller Williams Realty

Patti Martin Khristine Brugger

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Coming Up! A view to a kiln: Potters fired up
for ‘Soup Bowl’ PAGE B2
FOR ‘BIKE NIGHT’ AT Adam Schnell.
By Samantha Baita | Staff Writer
[email protected]

1 Celebrate August’s last
hurrah to the rumbling
of four-stroke engines and the
undoubtedly rousing music of
the All-American Space Coast
Harley Davidson Band this Fri-
day: It’s Downtown Friday “Bike
Night” in Vero Beach. Arrive on
your Harley, street bike, scooter,
trike or bicycle, park along 21st
Street, and join the crowd along
14th Avenue in Historic Down-
town Vero. If there was a dress
code – which there isn’t – it’d
lean toward black leather vests
and do-rags. Music is always the
anchor here, and the burly biker
band will most certainly keep
the tunes high-energy all eve-
ning. There’ll be plenty of food,
beverages, even shopping, and
this popular monthly street par-
ty is always free and always fam-
ily – and pooch – friendly. Time:
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 772-643-6782.


B2 August 31, 2018 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | ARTS & THEATRE

A view to a kiln: Potters fired up for ‘Soup Bowl’

By Mary Schenkel | Staff Writer PHOTOS BY DENISE RITCHIE
[email protected]

The brand-new Bailey Custom Pro 32 gas
kiln at the Vero Beach Museum of Art is hav-
ing a true baptism by fire this summer. The
kiln is being pressed into service to fire the
bulk of the roughly 1,200 soup bowls crafted
by volunteer clay artists for the 26th annual
Samaritan Center Soup Bowl, taking place
Thursday, Nov. 1.

Many of the artists say they became
hooked on pottery after taking lessons at the
Museum and enjoy the camaraderie of com-
ing back to work on their bowls en masse in
the VBMA clay studio each August and Sep-
tember. The potters catch up with one an-
other as they hunch over throwing wheels
or trim and put final designs on creations
started at home. Once the bowls are given an
initial bisque firing, they return to glaze their
pieces before the final firing.

Last year, roughly half of the bowls were
fired at artists’ home and studio kilns, as the
previous large kiln had already been retired.

VBMA pottery teacher and clay techni-
cian Peggy Thomas said they are all quite
excited about the new kiln which Sean
Clinton, VBMA faculty manager, just re-
cently installed.

“We also have another kiln so we’ll be us-

Lisa Lugo. ZoAnne Merrill.

ing that too,” said Thomas. The other one is smaller bowls. Most of the potters also enjoy
roughly half the size of the new kiln. Both incorporating their own special touches.
will be put to good use throughout the year
as the VBMA has increased the number of its “I did dragonflies last year; this year I’m
pottery classes. going to do what’s called sgraffito fish,” said
Thomas. “I throw the whole bowl, then put a
“I’ve done Soup Bowl for over 20 years,” black slip on it and then draw the fish scales
said Thomas. “I love the whole idea of Soup through it.”
Bowl; I love the idea of spending our time
and our energy doing this. That the museum Last year Linda Thiessen featured three
is involved with it is a great thing.” little sea turtles on the fronts of her bowls
and this time was perching one atop each
For consistency, potters are allotted 1.5 rim. She is among many hoping to emulate
pounds per bowl of clay, but since throw- 89-year-old Terry Green, who continues to
ing styles vary amongst the artists, the siz- throw her age each year. “She’s amazing;
es range from thin larger bowls to thicker she’s like my inspiration,” said Thiessen.

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Ken Gioeli. Glenda Taylor.

“When I first did the Soup Bowl, somebody doesn’t get much better.” to be dished out at places of worship, while ual that the whole community looks forward
else was doing her age. I got very impressed Additionally, she noted that since most participating businesses whip up their own to coming out to,” she added. “I think what’s
with it and decided to do my age. Next year I delicious concoctions. so great about this fundraiser too is that it
have to do 90,” said Green with a laugh. She of the volunteers are not production pot- brings awareness to the plight of the home-
claims to have been “bitten by the clay bug” ters, the repetitiveness of doing the same “The Soup Bowl is a community wide rit- less in Indian River County. And this is one
40 years ago, adding, “It’s incurable.” thing over and over again helps them im- of the few completely affordable fundraisers
prove their skills. “A lot of people enjoy that; that anyone in the community can go to,
Green got a head start on her bowls at her I know I do.” because it’s just a $5 donation for a bowl of
studio on Old Dixie, where she generally fo- soup and $15 for these beautiful, handcraft-
cuses on the large pieces she displays as a The determination as to which bowls go ed ceramic bowls.” 
resident artist at Gallery 14. where is completely random, so on the day
of the event, Soup Bowl collectors often
“I love to throw but I don’t do much on the go on the hunt from location to location to
wheel anymore; I mostly do sculpture,” said search out works by their favorite artists.
Green. “So that’s why I start in June, making a
few each day. I have 73 at the studio waiting “On packing day, we’ve got boxes and box-
to be glazed. I save the last 16 to come and es and boxes,” said Thomas, explaining that
do here, because the best fun of all is being each is filled by volunteers with 10 or 12 col-
together with my potter friends. It’s the only orful bowls from the multiple stacks lining
time I get to see them.” the shelves.

“It’s a wonderful group of women and Through donations toward a bowl of soup,
men and it’s always been fun to participate. the sale of hand-crafted bowls and the pur-
I collected the bowls before I started as a chase of raffle tickets to win ceramic soup tu-
potter,” said ZoAnne Merrill, who began reens made by the some of the same artisans,
taking classes with Thomas at the VBMA the event raises funds to benefit the Samar-
four years ago. “It was something I’d always itan Center for Homeless Families, which
wanted to do, so when my kids went off to provides long-term transitional housing and
school and I was an empty nester, I took up life skills development for homeless Indian
pottery.” River County families.

Maria Sparsis also got her start with the Renee Bireley, Samaritan Center program
Soup Bowl after taking classes – hers with administrator, stressed how appreciative
Clinton – at the VBMA roughly 10 years ago. they are of the longstanding partnership
Since “getting hooked in a big way,” she has, with the potters and the VBMA, which joined
rightly, achieved acclaim for pieces that as a Soup Bowl location last year. She said
range from her whimsical teapots to cheekily she encourages Samaritan Center volunteers
risqué objects d’art, as well as for stimulating and board members to view the creative pro-
the local clay artistry movement in general. cess in action so they can get a true sense of
the dedication of the clay artists.
“I really enjoy doing this; it’s my therapy,”
said Sparsis, whose bowls this year are a two- “About 6,000 individuals from Indian
part process – throwing the bottom half and River County come out to our 43 different
hand-building the top half. “Pottery is a very locations – places of worship and busi-
social pastime and we don’t get together very nesses throughout the county,” said Bire-
often, because a lot of us have home studios.” ley. She said that last year, 95 five-gallon
buckets of soup were donated from about
She pointed across the room to Heidi Hill, 70 restaurants, country clubs and caterers
a fulltime potter who works from home, say-
ing “she could be doing her soup bowls at
home, but then she doesn’t get to come hang
out with the rest of us. She came in today
so that we can all play in the mud together.
You get to play in mud with your friends; it

B4 August 31, 2018 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | ARTS & THEATRE


2 In the very same location next Friday,
Sept. 7, you can spend a pleasant,
leisurely evening soaking in the vibe and
exploring the galleries of Vero’s vibrant arts
district: It’s the First Friday Gallery Stroll,
along 14th Avenue between 19th Street and
23rd Street, sponsored by Main Street Vero
Beach. Gallery owners and artists will wel-
come you with refreshments and pleasant
conversation. Wander through the galleries
at your leisure: You’ll discover wonderful,
diverse works from many of the area’s gifted
artists. Be sure to include the reception for
September’s featured artist, Yoko Saccenti,
in the Main Street Vero Beach office, where
his work will be displayed all month. Gallery
Stroll hours: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 772-643-6782.

3 There’s going to be “A Totally Awesome 4 Puddle of Mudd Sept. 3 at Capt. Hiram’s.
’80s Party” this Friday and Saturday
at Riverside Theatre. The endlessly popular stirring up the sand starting at 3:30 p.m. Sip a Tour 2018” coming Sept. 3. Formed in 1991, er damaged the equipment, since rehearsals
Howl at the Moon Experience is an oppor- cool rum drink; relax in the shade of the tiki this rather notorious American rock band, were on the second floor: However, in order
tunity to revisit that unforgettable decade bar; and watch the birds and boats on the la- says Wikipedia, has sold more than 7 million to get to their practice space, band members
via the high-energy Dueling Pianos Show. goon. Then, at 7:30 p.m., the day cools down albums and has had a string of No. 1 main- had to slosh through the mud. Show open-
Amy Lyn Keith and Ken Gustafson face off and the music heats up as the Spazmatics take stream rock singles in the U.S. But what’s with ers include Shallow Side, Tantric, the Veer
across the 88s with songs from the ’80s that the stage with, they promise, “all the awesome that name, you might well ask. According to Union and Saliva. Sebastian will be rockin’
you get to pick. Come dressed for the era sounds, styles, and way-cool dance steps from Wes Scantlin (lead vocals/rhythm guitar; out on Monday, for sure. Needless to say, it’s
and you could win one of the “rad” prizes. the 1980s decade we’d love to forget.” official band bad boy; and the only remain- a “no kids” show, admitting only 16 and up,
You can choose tickets for either the 7:30 ing original band member), the name was and anyone under 18 will need to be with a
p.m. or 8:30 p.m. seating, then just hang out 5 And then … No Blue Monday this week. inspired by the band practicing next to the parent or guardian. Doors open: 6 p.m. Show
as long as you want. The Howl at the Moon Does Capt. Hiram’s ever have a Monday Missouri river levee, which frequently broke time rain or shine: 6:30 p.m.Tickets: $25 in ad-
part comes from you. Feel free to sing along, for you. It’s the “Puddle of Mudd Resurrection and flooded the band’s practice space. It nev- vance, $30 at the door. 772-388-8588. 
dance or, hey, even howl. It’s your weekend.
As always (well, almost every weekend, rain
or shine) starting at 6:15 p.m., you can “hang
out, rock out or chill out” at the free Live on
the Loop outdoor concert, where there’s also
lots of food and a full bar. Bringing the Loop
music Friday will be the Bobby Owen Band
playing classic rock; then Saturday, Double-
back takes the stage with ’80s pop rock. Howl
time: 7:30 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. o avoid disap-
pointment, it’s wise to get tickets in advance.
Sellouts are common. These shows are for 18
and up. Tickets: $12-$22. 772-231-6990.

4 If you like your TGIF with a lot of music,
energy and a tropical vibe, shoot up to
Capt. Hiram’s Sand Bar this Friday and par-
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Set in Stone: Chamber fetes new prez at special soiree

entrusted, saying, “I’m going to continue “We’ve got an interesting dynamic of
to respect the legacy of this organization multi-generations in Indian River Coun-
and what came before me. But I also rec- ty. I see the job as being very much one
ognize it’s my job to look at what comes of caretaker, entrepreneur and innova-
next.” tor. I have a great staff, a great board and
a community that I believe supports the
Stone said she is looking forward to chamber,” said Stone.
the challenge of having the chamber stay
fresh and relevant. Her plans include con- She added that when businesses owned
ducting a membership survey, developing by local residents and others invested in
a program to engage high schoolers and the community are able to thrive, the
get them started down a community-ser- community as a whole will also do well.
vice path, and reviewing current pro-
gramming and events. For more information, visit indianriver- 

Bill Penney, Dori Stone and Jon Moses. PHOTOS: DENISE RITCHIE

Katha Kissman, Alma Lee Loy and Cyndi Permenter.

By Stephanie LaBaff | Staff Writer board chairman.
[email protected] Stone, who earned a master’s degree

The Indian River County Chamber of in public administration from the Uni-
Commerce rolled out the red carpet last versity of Central Florida, comes to Indi-
Thursday evening to introduce members an River County with 32 years of public
to its new president, Dori Stone, at a spe- planning under her belt. Having lived in
cial Business After Hours event at River- Central Florida for most of her life, she
side Theatre. The event was co-sponsored brings a unique perspective to her role
by Marine Bank & Trust. Stone stepped as chamber president following a career
into her new role Aug. 6 following the re- peppered with experience in communi-
tirement of Penny Chandler, who served ty redevelopment, site plan review, long-
in the position for 23 years. range planning and visioning.

Guests began the evening by nibbling Husband Tad Stone also holds a po-
on hors d’oeuvres catered by Wild Thyme sition of leadership within the county.
Catering in the Orchid Lobby while listen- The couple relocated to Vero Beach last
ing to the music of the Bobby Owens Band year after he was offered the position of
and chatting with local business profes- assistant fire chief and, within the span
sionals. The monthly gathering provides of a year, the former fireman and Semi-
an opportunity for chamber members to nole County Public Safety Director was
network in a social setting at local busi- promoted to the position of Indian River
nesses. County Fire Chief.

Afterward, the standing-room-only “We both fell in love with this com-
crowd moved into the Waxlax Theatre to munity the first time we drove through
meet Stone, the eighth chamber official it,” said Dori Stone. “The community has
to hold the position in the nonprofit’s 94- been so warm and accepting. We see our-
year history. selves here through our retirement and
feel like this is a community we can really
“Dori Stone brings with her an under- re-transplant our roots into.”
standing of the Florida economics and
business growth that we believe will ben- Giving a nod to Alma Lee Loy, the “first
efit our local businesses, economic devel- lady of Vero Beach,” she noted the impor-
opment and tourism,” said Robert Paugh, tance of the legacy to which she’s been

B6 August 31, 2018 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | SEEN & SCENE

Project Lifesaver: Doing wonders to safeguard wanderers

By Mary Schenkel | Staff Writer Lt. Lonnie Rich, Peggy Cunningham and Ester Rymer. PHOTOS: DENISE RITCHIE
[email protected]

The clock begins ticking from the
moment an individual suffering from
Alzheimer’s or another form of demen-
tia or brain trauma, or a child with au-
tism wanders off. Individuals with cog-
nitive brain disorders are not only more
at risk of wandering; they often live in
their own internal worlds, sometimes
unaware of their immediate surround-

Although our local law enforcement
agencies have an excellent track record
of quickly locating people who wander
off, two recent incidents have brought
the issue to the forefront. In one, disas-
ter was barely averted when a woman
with Alzheimer’s was rescued just as
she slipped beneath the water. Sadly, in
the other incident, the woman has still
not been found.

In both cases, Project Lifesaver de-
vices – watch-sized, radio-frequency
transmitter bracelets – could likely have
assisted Indian River County Sheriff’s
Office deputies in their search.

“Statistically there are 6,000 resi-
dents with dementia in this county and
60 percent of those will have a wander-

ing event,” says Peggy Cunningham, aware of it, we will have more clients on
executive director of the Alzheimer & it. It’s such a good tool for caregivers,”
Parkinson Association of Indian River says Cunningham. “Frequently the
C ou nt y. reason a family will come to us is that
there has been a wandering event and
Sheriff’s Office statistics show miss- the Sheriff’s Office has directed them
ing person incidents appear to be on the here.”
rise: 119 in 2016, 149 in 2017, and 96 in
2018 as of August. “Families need to be Individual files with photos and oth-
aware of the statistics; how prevalent er pertinent information are compiled
the wandering can be,” she adds. “One by Alzheimer and Parkinson staff and
event can be the last.” shared with the Sheriff’s Office. The in-
formation can also be made available
Despite those numbers, the majori- elsewhere if families travel out of town.
ty of residents seem unaware that this
free, but ultimately priceless resource is When someone goes missing, care-
available to them through a partnership givers should immediately call 911 and,
between the local Alzheimer & Parkin- if applicable, identify them as a Project
son Association, the Sheriff’s Office and Lifesaver client. Handheld receivers
the Treasure Coast Pilot Club. are then deployed by IRCSO to helicop-
ters and squad cars and are tuned into
“The eligibility is that they are a res- the bracelet’s radio frequency; each is
ident of Indian River County, they are unique.
at risk of wandering and they have full-
time care,” says Cunningham. “Each “They have an internal speaker that
month they come in, we take it apart, will alert us that we’re getting closer to
clean it out, we put in a new battery and that individual or, if the signal’s faint,
we check to see if the signal is strong that we’re moving away from it. And
and on the correct frequency.” then we can communicate that infor-
mation to helicopters and ground units
They currently have just 50 active cli- to try to triangulate where that person
ents. “We know that there are hundreds has gone,” says Lt. Lonnie Rich, IRCSO
out there who could use this, but it takes SWAT Commander.
a long time for families to accept that
dementia is going to be progressive.” “A lot of it will depend on when we’re
notified from the time that they left. A
The launch of their Dementia Friend- lot of families feel like they’re bother-
ly Community Initiative and the pur- ing us, thinking they may find their in-
chase of a ‘Rolling Classroom’ RV, dividual within five or 10 minutes and
thanks to a 2017 Impact 100 grant, are they want to wait and look for them
helping to increase awareness. themselves before notifying us. Keep in

“We feel that as people become more

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mind that it’s a lot easier to cancel us; Project Lifeline bracelet. ilies tell us that when they go, they move $2,000 per year through proceeds from
that’s no problem,” he adds. very fast.” their annual Pancake Day Breakfast (Jan.
The program is also an important 26, 2019) and Autumn in the Park Arts
He stressed that ramping up resourc- tool for autistic children, says Cunning- She says one little boy initially want- & Crafts Fair (Oct. 6-7, 2018). Addition-
es after a delay of a couple of hours ham, citing their use in some as young ed nothing to do with it until his mother al funding for devices and transmitters,
makes the search more difficult, espe- as 3 years old. “With autistic kids, fam- convinced him that the bracelet gave him and the $300 annual cost of replacement
cially if the person has access to a ve- superpowers. “By any means necessary,” batteries and bracelet straps, comes from
hicle. Cunningham says with a laugh. grants and other donations.

“So I would encourage anybody with It is rare that the Sheriff’s Office does While clients are not charged for the
a family member that leaves, whether not locate missing persons, but it’s no less equipment, Cunningham explains,
or not they’re a participant in this pro- tragic for the families when they can’t. “what we ask for is a $50 refundable down
gram, to call us as soon as they realize payment, but that can be waived. The
they’re missing,” says Rich. “That will “We’re pretty proficient in searching purpose of that is to keep the caregiver
increase the success rate.” for missing people. We do it quite a bit at aware that this equipment has to come
the Sheriff’s Office,” says Rich, explain- back at some point, when they no longer
Rich was extensively involved in the ing that they quickly speak with friends need it. This is a $400 piece of equipment
search for Susy Tomassi, a woman with or family members, reach out to Go Line and it can be reused.”
dementia who remains missing after and car services, distribute a photo and
wandering from the Quilted Giraffe clothing description, and issue BOLOs To help get the word out, members of
March 16. The IRCSO, notified roughly (be on the lookout) to neighboring coun- the TC Pilot Club recently volunteered
one hour after she was discovered miss- ties and jurisdictions. to distribute 2,000 program brochures to
ing, canvassed multiple routes from the local physicians’ offices. “We were hop-
restaurant to her home, conducted grid “All that’s happening within 10 or 15 ing that that would get the information
searches on foot in the Oslo Riverfront minutes from the time we get the infor- to people who really need it most,” says
Conservation Area, and mobilized he- mation, so that we can have our resourc- TCPC member, Ester Rymer. “It saves
licopters and ATVs to widen the search es directed to where we think they might lives. We all hope that it never happens,
radius. have gone,” he explains. but if it does and this can save their life,
it’s all worth it.”
Cunningham says people with de- In addition to the Project Lifesaver
mentia are often physically fit, “and search and rescue bracelets, there are The Alzheimer & Parkinson Associa-
that’s the problem. Once they walk out now Protect and Locate devices, which tion of IRC was founded more than 35
the door, they’re trying to get some trigger an individual home alarm (not an years ago as an independent nonprofit
place but they’re not quite sure where it alarm to law enforcement) when some- and receives no funding support from
is, so they keep going and going. They one wanders outside an electronic pe- other Florida or national organizations.
feel like they’re making progress to do rimeter.
something; to go home. They’re com- Their largest fundraiser is Walk to Re-
pletely disoriented, but it makes sense Project Lifesaver received its initial member, Nov. 3 at Riverside Park. For
inside their world.” funding in 2005 through a $10,000 grant more information, visit 
from the Treasure Coast Pilot’s Club,
which continues to contribute about

B8 August 31, 2018 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | DINING

Trattoria Dario: Top-notch for food, wine and service

By TIna Rondeau | Columnist Risotto Pescatore.
[email protected]
In recent years, Trattoria Dario has
gained a well-deserved reputation for
consistently fine food – even while having
an unusually high turnover of executive

The latest to preside over this South
Beach bistro’s kitchen is Chet Perrotti, who
happily seems more comfortable back pre-
paring Italian cuisine than he was across
the street at a restaurant long known for its
French fare.

But while some restaurants are very
much a creature of their chef, the man who
keeps Trattoria Dario near the top of the
island’s food pyramid is its omnipresent
proprietor, Dario Bordoli. This restaurant
is his baby.

On our most recent visit, the charming
Bordoli was, as usual, at the front door to
greet us.

While we often dine out on the en-
closed seaside patio, we opted on this
occasion for a booth in the attractive red

Grilled Swordfish with Grilled Stuffed Figs.
Hericot verts, Risotto,
and Indian River Citrus.

dining room. served with an Indian River citrus sauce Cannoli. Hours:
No sooner had we placed our wine or- along with haricot verts and creamy ri- Daily 4 pm to 10 pm
sotto. Chefs may come, and chefs may go – but
der when Tyler – one of the trattoria’s great Bordoli insures that the dishes, the wines, Beverages: Full Bar
servers – brought us a basket of hot bread For dessert, we shared the chef’s daily the service all remain at a consistently
out of the oven and a dish of olive oil and creation – a tasty bread pudding. A great high level. The name on the door tells it all. Address:
herbs. way to end the meal. This is very much Dario’s trattoria. 1555 Ocean Drive,

On this evening, I decided to have the ri- On a visit a couple of weeks earlier, I welcome your comments, and encour- Vero Beach
sotto pescatore ($34). My husband and our both my husband and I had the summer age you to send feedback to me at tina@
companion, however, heard that sword- special. I absolutely loved the shrimp pe- Phone:
fish was the grilled local catch on the spe- sto – wonderful shrimp served in a pesto 772-231-1818
cial summer menu (3 courses for $25), so cream sauce over penne pasta – and my The reviewer dines anonymously at
both went for that option. All three of us husband again enjoyed the grilled local restaurants at the expense of Vero Beach
started with the classic Caesar salad. catch (which miraculously was something 32963. 
other than his beloved swordfish).
My entrée consisted of saffron risotto
with shrimp, scallops, clams, mussels and In addition to wonderful seafood and
calamari, in a light tomato sauce. The sea- pasta entrées, Dario’s also offers excellent
food was perfectly prepared – a delicious steaks, veal chops and ossobuco. And in a
dish – and my only quibble would be that nice bow to kitchen continuity, the tratto-
the risotto could have used a bit more of ria is still serving the piece de resistance of
the distinctive taste of saffron. its previous chef – cioppino.

The swordfish, however, drew raves In its sixth year, this trattoria has be-
– nice thick cuts, grilled just right, and come a favorite of many island residents.

Serving mainland Indian River County VeroNews/Sebastian River News | WINE August 31, 2018 B9

How to tell if that dusty bottle of wine is still good

By Dave McIntyre to open it and drink the wine; no occasion as we watch our wines age for years before
The Washington Post seems special enough, or she doesn’t feel pronouncing them ready to drink. Often we
comfortable since, after all, she doesn’t con- wait too long.
It was a special bottle for a special oc- sider herself “expert” enough about wine to
casion – a dinner for my daughter, who’s appreciate it. But don’t sweat the details about storing
heading off to college in Canada. The wine your wine. Unless you are building a collec-
was vintage 2000, her birth year. A wine These anecdotes invariably end with the tion as an investment, you don’t need expen-
that old is always a risky pick, especial- same question: “Is it still any good?” sive wine racks or temperature controls. If
ly considering my less-than-ideal cellar you maintain a few cases of inventory, a wine
conditions. And this wasn’t an age-worthy That depends, I say, and ask to see a refrigerator (sold at houseware stores) is ide-
red Bordeaux or a sturdy cabernet. It was photo of the bottle. The first and most al. Alternatively, just keep your wine in the
a white, a California chardonnay, but one important clues, of course, are the pro- coolest part of your house.
with a pedigree: Chateau Montelena, the ducer, region and vintage. But I also look
Napa Valley chard that won the famous for the ullage, the space between the cork And if you are worried that special bot-
Paris Tasting in 1976. and the wine. If it is large (more than the tle you’ve been reluctant to open may have
standard quarter inch or so), the wine has turned to vinegar, what are you waiting for?
I had a bottle of another, younger wine probably oxidized, evaporated or seeped Gather some friends, share the story and
chilled just in case, but I needn’t have out through the cork. I also look for signs drink the wine. It may indeed be as special as
worried. The Montelena was gorgeous. Its of leakage, such as drips on the foil capsule the memories.
color was vibrant, a pale straw yellow that or the label. These suggest the wine was
barely showed any age. (White wines tend stored improperly and exposed to heat. But have a backup wine handy, just in
to turn dark with time.) It smelled of ginger If none of those negative indicators are case. 
and baked apples, and tasted of ripe pears, visible, the wine may still be over the hill.
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their parents. But others do want that second opportunity. AQJ2
Bridge declarers can be like that. They see two ways to get the tricks needed for their
contract — let’s call them line A and line B. Sometimes declarer must choose between Dealer: South; Vulnerable: Both
them; on other deals, it will be possible to succeed if either A or B works — which is
obviously preferable. The Bidding:

In this week’s deal, South is in three no-trump. West leads the club ace: two, 10, nine. SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
West continues with the club four (in case his partner has only queen-third of clubs). 2 Clubs Pass 2 Diamonds Pass
East wins with the queen, returns the club three, wins the fourth trick with his club eight 2 NT Pass 3 NT All Pass LEAD:
and shifts to a low spade. How should South try to benefit from the 4-4 club split? A Clubs

South starts with eight top tricks: one spade, three hearts and four diamonds. The
obvious chances for a ninth trick are the spade finesse working — line A, let’s say — or
the missing hearts splitting 3-3 — line B. Which would a mathematician recommend?

A finesse is theoretically a 50-50 shot, but a 3-3 break happens only approximately one
time in three. So, the finesse is the better percentage.

This means that South, after discarding the spade four at trick three, should pitch the heart
five at trick four and bank everything on the spade finesse, which, of course, works!

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10 Union (13) 5 Read (7)
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ACROSS 88 The beer I always ask for at 41 Architect Saarinen The Washington Post
1 With 102 Down, the opera? 42 Actress Cannon
a flag-raising site 43 Vena ___ A NUT AT THE OPERA By Merl Reagle
4 Land of Farsi speakers 92 Give one’s permission 44 Kinshasa’s river
8 ___ good example 95 Order to Rover 45 “No sweat!”
12 Overdue at Weight 96 Quill dip 46 Nereid’s haunt
97 Gulf of Aqaba port 51 Pours boiling water on
Watchers 98 Siberian river 52 Nemesis of Conan the
17 Violinist Niccolò 100 Placed inside: abbr.
19 City near Pomona 101 Vitamin bottle abbr. Barbarian, ___ Doom
21 Affected 102 Really rapid transit 55 Wok veggie
22 Ecdysiast 105 With 114 Across, 56 Blindingly bright
23 My review of the opera? 57 1973 bestseller, Fear ___
25 My advice to you about the tomorrow’s headline about 59 WWII theater
my night at the opera? 65 Gary Sinise in Forrest
opera? 114 See 105 Across
27 Catullus work 116 “I will encounter darkness Gump, Captain ___
28 Beast in The Murders in the ___” (Shak.) 66 Anti-knock ingredient
117 Hard-to-view pattern 67 Surefire
Rue Morgue 118 Two-channel sound 68 Get hitched quick
29 Actress Peeples 119 Emphasizer 69 Lotto winner’s cry
30 Wroclaw’s river 120 Editor-playing Ed 74 A son of Eve
32 Christmas wish 121 Birds of the night 75 Baseball Hall of Famer
35 ER’s orig. night 122 Round of applause
36 Holly’s role in The Piano 123 Apt word for this entry Aparicio
39 Put away DOWN 76 The grass was always
43 My opinion of opera 1 ___ facto
2 “Horsepower” coiner greener over her septic tank
plagiarists? 3 Fairy tale frightener 77 Word to the left of right
47 Thin part of milk 4 Firmly situated 83 Divine’s Polyester co-star
48 ___ time (never) 5 Attack, as an envelope 84 Scam
49 Not allowed 6 ___ for detail 85 Sine/non divider
50 Caliban’s play, with The 7 Robert De ___ 87 Famous sailor’s honey
53 The mother in The Yearling 8 Scale singing 89 Is a goldurned lie
54 Appia, e.g. 9 At any time 90 Knitter’s colorful buy
55 Glazier’s insert 10 Tahiti totem 91 Spilled the beans
57 Bone prefix 11 Pay (up) 93 More like The X-Files
58 Secretary of State under 12 Neutralized 94 Peeve
13 San Francisco 99 Quite a while
Truman or Tampa 100 Diminutive endings
60 Sis to Abigail 14 Opera’s Pinza 101 Follower of Haile Selassie I
61 Poacher’s purchases 15 Entrust to a carrier pigeon 102 See 1 Across
62 Mt. Rushmore feature 16 Move sideways 103 A son of 74 Down
63 Showroom item 18 Be bedridden 104 Duplicate
64 How I get in the mood for 19 Element named for an 106 8, for starters?
asteroid 107 Theater and movie mogul
opera? 20 Florence’s river
70 Big wine tour area 24 Does a cashier’s job Marcus
71 Hit-from-behind penalty, in 26 Spared 108 Chief Justice’s first name
31 Harper’s partner 109 Laundry
football 32 The green on old bronze 110 Sesquicentennial segs.
72 Cutlass or 88, familiarly 33 What I sing during lulls in the 111 ___-en-scène
73 Certain radios opera? 112 Anthony or Barbara
75 Il Trovatore heroine 34 Latin lover’s word 113 Lewis’s nutty professor,
78 It makes Leon Price into a 35 Least phony
36 Make ___ (get away) perhaps
soprano 37 Father to Molokai’s lepers 115 Empire that Francis II
79 Soprano Ponselle 38 Impressive peak
80 “How ___ you?” 40 Classic routine I do during abolished in 1806: abbr.
81 Spigoted server lulls in the opera?
82 Of a river mouth
84 Marcel Marceau’s

everyman character
85 You can just up

and do it
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ONGOING er Pub Crawl to beachside bars, leaving from ry of 9/11 first responders and to honor all first 14|15 Riverside Theatre Howl
Waldo’s Restaurant and returning for 6:30 p.m. responders and military members. at the Moon Experience
Vero Beach Museum of Art - Astronomy Pho- zany Barefoot Beach Ball, with live music and – Glow Party, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m., with free
tographer of the Year exhibition thru Sept. 16; food, ending at sunset with a ‘black-tie’ conga 8 United Way Day of Caring, 8 a.m. Kickoff Live on the Loop entertainment at 6:30 p.m.
Post-War Impressions: Printmaking in the Unit- line into the ocean. No tickets; funds raised Breakfast at First Presbyterian Church followed 772-231-6990
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Painting & Sculpture from the Permanent Col- 772-778-2832 munity improvement projects. 772-567-8900 x 117 15 National Estuaries Day Celebration, 9
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5 Cambridge University American Stage 11 Never Forget Tribute Program, Art Ex- ing Center, with dip netting & seining, canoe
AUGUST Tour presents Shakespeare’s “The Tem- hibition and Art Contest Award Cere- trips, activity, craft & informational booths and
pest,” 7 p.m. at Sebastian River High School mony and Reception, 6 p.m. at Cox-Gifford Sea- more. $5; $3 children ages 2 to 11. 772-589-
30 Alzheimer & Parkinson Assn. of Indian PAC, hosted by Laura Riding Jackson Founda- winds Chapel. 772-562-2365 5050
River County Walk to Remember Kick- tion. Donations appreciated. 772-569-6718
off Party, 4 p.m. at Regency Park, to get info and 11-23 Vero Beach Theatre Guild 15 Yarn Lounge, free day focused on fiber
sign up teams to support local programs and 7|8 Riverside Theatre Comedy Zone presents Yankee Tavern, a crafters and indi-dyed yarns, 2 p.m. at
services. 772-563-0505 Experience, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m., 9/11 conspiracy theory dramatic thriller direct- Walking Tree Brewery.
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Friday Street Party, 6 to 9 p.m. on 14th 14 Sebastian River Area Chamber of off, 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Indian River
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