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Published by Vero Beach 32963 Media, 2017-12-14 15:58:32

12/15/2017 ISSUE 50

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Celebrating the solstice

A3 A10 B6Bang the drums at Savannas
Cherish the ‘Tree of Life’ Wait for ‘Godot’ is over!

Remembering lost loved ones A.C.T. finally staging famous play

VOLUME 2, ISSUE 50 YOUR INDEPENDENT LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017

COUNTY ANGLE ADDS INTRIGUE TO PURSUIT OF VERO HOSPITAL Christmas wish
for firefighters:
gifts for needy

Among the suitors to take over Indian River Medical Center, left, is Hospital Corporation of America, owner of Fort Pierce’s Lawnwood Regional Medical Center, right. PHOTOS: GORDON RADFORD BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer
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BY MICHELLE GENZ | Staff Writer of the Indian River County Hos- ica last week did little to disabuse a hospital built largely on chari-
pital District in their bids to take a small-town audience of the no- table giving, there was little sign Many of St. Lucie County’s fire-
Last week, four impressive over operation of the Vero Beach tion that it was looking down the of it. Unblinkingly, they pushed fighters will be on alert Christmas
healthcare organizations – in- hospital. maw of an acquisition-hungry their numbers – almost as if they morning – not just for fires but for
cluding the parent company of beast. were presenting to Wall Street an- those in need of Christmas cheer.
Lawnwood Regional Medical The following are summations alysts – through a head-spinning
Center in Fort Pierce and St. Lucie of the four suitors’ pitches: If executives of the hospi- first half of Thursday’s two hour- Fire stations around the county
Medical Center in Port St. Lucie tal management giant, the only plus session. are taking up collections of toys,
– made two-hour presentations HOSPITAL CORP. OF AMERICA for-profit among Indian River clothes, shoes and even small
to the directors of Indian River The power point presentation Medical Center’s four prospective At one point, presenters housewares – all of which will be
Medical Center and the trustees partners, felt awkward wooing delivered to impoverished com-
of Hospital Corporation of Amer- CONTINUED ON PAGE A14 munities.

“I grew up being one of those
kids,” said Ret. Capt. David French,
who unwittingly spearheaded the
giveaway a decade ago.

Ten years ago, when his own
children were young, French
bagged up their not-so-loved toys

CONTINUED ON PAGE A7

Peter Yarrow: The St. Lucie Voice Interview #PSLinLights is one bright idea

LCM.TE.AA.UGUALSESNKINECDSSD, BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer among countless others. Alise Bernier and her son Matthew take over
TRUMP [email protected] But what if you didn’t have to
as Santa’s elves to wrap presents at Fire Station
Page B2 For many, the Christmas sea- drive around and hope to see bril-
PHOTO COURTESY OF MUSICWORKS son is a time to pack the kids into liant displays? What if, instead, 4 that will be gifted to children in need in time
the car with a plate of cookies and you could map out your route in
Thermos of hot cocoa and drive advance and know with certainty for Christmas. PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN
aimlessly, seeking out beautifully that the trip would be a success?
decorated homes. Squeals of de-
light would ring out from the back That’s precisely what the City
seat as little ones catch glimpses of Port St. Lucie’s communica-
of Santa, his reindeer and Frosty – tions team has pulled together for

CONTINUED ON PAGE A8

IN THIS ISSUE Historic Fort Pierce
home comes with rich
LOCAL NEWS A1-A11 backstory. Pages 20-21

HEALTH A12-A17 ARTS/PEOPLE B1-B15

OBITUARIES A9 PETS B14

GAMES B16-B18 REAL ESTATE A19-A32

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Savannas’ Solstice Drum Circle: We’ve got the beat

BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent was over the Tropic of Cancer, it’s appeared another, Saturnalia. The Romans were in what the solstice
more or more toward the south every day. much company celebrating the annually re- is,” he said. “They
The beat will go on at the Savannas Pre- turning daylight time. don’t realize it’s the
serve State Park. “For a few days there around Dec. 21, the shortest day of the
sun stops doing what it’s been doing since “You’ll find it in Norse, German, you name year and signals the Kevin ‘Beatkeeper’ Mummey.
A celestial celebration will be held there last summer,” Bell said. it, they got it,” Bell said. return of the sun.
on Sunday, Dec. 17, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., We want people to learn about that and why
when people will gather for the fourth annu- That is, heading south. So obsessed with the solstices and equi- it was important to our ancestors.”
al Winter Solstice Drum Circle. For folks in the northern hemisphere, noxes were many cultures that they built
Dec. 21 is the shortest day and longest night elaborate structures to note when they hap- Bell echoed Mummey. He said even if
“You can bring your own drum, or borrow of the year. For those in Port St. Lucie there’ll pened. For example, Newgrange in County one’s marking of the solstice is simply to
one when you get here,” said Kelsey Doyle, be about 10 hours and 25 minutes of sun- Meath, Ireland, is a prehistoric structure know it’s happening, it’s important.
park services specialist. “Everybody plays light that day. The next day there’ll be about built to tell folks when the winter solstice
along and has a good time.” two more seconds of sunlight as the sun was happening. On the day of the winter sol- “It’s a great tradition,” Bell said. “It ties us
starts heading north again. stice, sunlight passes through a small open- in to the people around the world and the
Kevin “Beatkeeper” Mummey is leading Bell said that for cultures in the northern ing and illuminates an entire room. That’s people of the past.”
the circle. He also said everyone who wants hemisphere, the solstice was a life-or-death the only day of the year it happens.
to can take part in the drumming whether important event. At one time, people had no In addition to drums, celebration attend-
they’re lifelong percussionists, or beginners. idea why the sun moved north and south ev- Bell said it was critical for early civiliza- ees are welcome to take acoustic instru-
ery year. They just knew it did. tions to know when the seasons were chang- ments to join in. “We have people who bring
“I do give a little bit of a class,” he said. “It’s “The Romans are like, ‘What’s going on ing, so they could prepare for them. Because flutes,” Mummey said. “Guitars are good.
simple, easy. Anybody can do it. We’ve got with the sun?’” Bell said. of annual variations, weather patterns Really, any kind of (acoustic) instrument.”
plenty of drums for people to use.” The winter and summer solstices exist weren’t reliable forecasters for agrarian soci-
because Earth has a 23.4 degree tilt. The tilt eties that had to plan ahead several months. But ... Mummey said cymbals and snare
The winter solstice participants will be causes the northern and southern hemi- But people noticed that astronomical bod- drums can’t blend with the drumming style
celebrating is actually on Thursday, Dec. spheres to alternately point toward the sun ies, such as the sun, followed predictable and sound at the circles he runs.
21. At about 11:30 a.m. that day, the sun will as Earth orbits it. paths that told when seasons were ending,
reach its most southerly spot in the sky, the The Romans just knew that the sun would changing and approaching. There is a $5 charge for those 13 and
Tropic of Capricorn, and start slowly head- start heading north again. Well, they hoped older. That’s to cover the state park’s costs
ing northward until summer. it would keep doing that year after year. Mummey said the Winter Solstice Drum to be open for it. The park normally clos-
“They had a great party,” Bell said. “It’s Circle is largely about celebrating our ances- es at sunset. Mummey emphasized this is
Jon Bell, director of the Hallstrom Plan- called Dies Solis Natalis Invicti.” tors’ knowledge of and reverence for the pre- a family-friendly drum circle. Alcohol and
etarium at Indian River State College ex- That translates to Birthday of the Invinci- dictable celestial events that guided many inappropriate behavior around families
plained that’s where the word “solstice” ble Sun. That celebration was rolled in with of their most important activities, such as are strictly prohibited. Reservations aren’t
come from. planting and storing food. needed.

“Solstice is from the Latin,” he said. “It lit- “Today we find people have no idea Savannas Preserve State Park is at 2541
erally means ‘sun stop,’ the stopping of the Walton Rd., Port St. Lucie. 
sun. That’s because the sun stops.”

Since the summer solstice, when the sun

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WIDE WORLD OF ST. LUCIE SPORTS ... Still no word from
governor on empty
Clockwise from right: Centen- commission seat
nial High School goalie Heather
Sceiczina blocks a scoring attempt BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer
during a match against Treasure [email protected]
Coast High School on Nov. 30 at
South County Stadium in St. Lucie Starting Jan. 1, there will be an emp-
West; Brian Bauer reacts with a fist ty seat on the St. Lucie County Board of
pump last Friday after success- Commissioners.
fully holing a 60-foot putt to win
the $2,500 putting contest prize How long that seat will remain empty
following the annual golf tour- and who will fill it temporarily remain
nament at St. Lucie West’s PGA unknowns – as the answers to both ques-
Golf Club in St. Lucie West hosted tions will come from Gov. Rick Scott’s of-
by the Economic Development fice.
Council; Reggie Prevalon (3) of
Treasure Coast High School shoots And his staff didn’t answer when asked.
under the defense of Queshon St. Lucie County Commissioner Tod
Riggins of Sebastian River High Mowery, a Republican representing Dis-
School during their game last trict 2, tendered his resignation earlier
Thursday in Port St. Lucie. The this month, effective Jan. 1.
undefeated Titans won, 54-40.  He cited “personal reasons” for the res-
ignation, which reportedly came on the
heels of an accusation that he engaged in
an affair with the wife of a firefighter.
Mowery is a representative of the St.
Lucie County Fire Board, and the accu-
sation of an affair raised questions about
how Mowery could continue to serve.
Mowery was first elected to the Coun-
ty Commission in November 2010 and
re-elected to second term in Nov. 2014.
When a vacancy occurs on a County
Commission board, the state governor
has the option to either pick a temporary
replacement or allow the seat to remain
empty until the next election.
Mowery’s seat on the commission is up
for election in November 2018. Gov. Scott,
according to staff, has decided to make an
appointment in the interim.
St. Lucie County residents living in Dis-
trict 2 can apply for the seat. Applications
can be found online at www.flgov.com/
appointments.
From there, an application can be
downloaded, filled out and mail the ap-
plication packet back.

For more information on the applica-
tion process, email [email protected]
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FIREFIGHTERS HELP NEEDY Don McDilda, Jessica was found and handed over to the dad. The ically challenged children in Fort
McElheny, Gia Villasana big, burly man cried. Pierce, Wave Crest Health and Reha-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 and a team of volunteers bilitation Center, a place for youth
wrap presents at “There is so much need in our own com- who have behavioral challenges,
and had them come along to a trailer park. Fire Station 4. munity,” Knupp said. Anyone who questions and the Delancey group home, that
They opened the bags and spilled out the that is encouraged to join the firefighters serves medically and mentally chal-
toys on the sidewalk. It didn’t take long for PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN Christmas morning to help with the give- lenged children in the foster care
the children in the trailer park to swarm, away. “You just have to be willing to search system.
grabbing a toy for themselves. up recalling the first Christmas delivery she it out.”
participated in eight years ago. She recount- Dawn Knupp’s sister-in-law,
“It made such an impact on them,” ed a dad approaching her – he was big and “You will feel the spirit of Christmas,” Capt. Debbie Knupp, is also in-
French said of his children – so much so that burly. Knupp added. volved in the collection and give-
the next year, they asked if they could do it away. She’s the go-to for dropping
again. And thus was born the annual Christ- “He kind of scared me,” Knupp said, un- Along with delivering toys and the like to off monetary and gift-card dona-
mas delivery. til he spoke to her. He told her his 16-year- certain communities, the firefighters will be tions for the drive.
old son was in need of a bicycle. He said he delivering to Patches, the daycare for med-
French shared with his fellow firefighters didn’t know what he needed to do – but he “We’re a little behind this year,”
what his family had done and they, too, got had to get one for his son. “I got this burning she said, adding that they are just
involved. “It just kind of grew,” he said. sensation in my chest,” Knupp said, recall- getting started taking up the collec-
ing how she felt in that moment. tion, sorting and wrapping.
French said firefighters get to know the
communities they serve – they know the Knupp went to French, asking for a bicy- Anyone who is interested in help-
neediest communities, the individuals who cle. “He says, ‘Done,’” Knupp said. A bicycle ing out is encouraged to call Capt.
are struggling. Knupp at the St. Lucie County Fire
District, 772-621-3380. Donations
Delivering toys expanded to taking up will be accepted through Dec. 18 at
collections for clothing and shoes after fire- the Fire District headquarters at 5160 NW
fighters noticed that many of the residents Milner Drive, Port St. Lucie.
they’ve served have limited resources. At 8 a.m. on Christmas Day, members
from the Fire District and a host of volun-
“The kids are just so grateful and happy,” teers will meet at Station 4, 3601 Industrial
he said, adding that many times the adults 33rd St., Fort Pierce, to load trucks, trailers,
line up for clothing while the children line vans and cars to caravan from mobile home
up for the wrapped toys. park to mobile home park delivering gifts.
The convoy will be led by a fire truck car-
Treasure Coast Food Bank provides a rying Santa and the Grinch.
truck for the deliveries and St. Lucie Tire and
Battery provides a van. More information can be found on Face-
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So, how does one go about finding the “re-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1
ally cool ones” without having to know the
the second year – #PSLinLights. right people? That was the question Prohas-
ka and Koch landed on.
HILLCREST MEMORIAL GARDENS, FORT PIERCE City staff are collecting addresses and
photos to literally put on an interactive map And that’s when the map idea sprung up.
NOW OPEN on the city’s website. The map is updated Last year, the city just created a map and
daily around 5:30 p.m. asked residents to submit a photo and their
address either directly online or through so-
“It’s kind of cool to be on the map,” said cial media using the hashtag #PSLinLights.
It’s grown this year – and yes, residents can
St. Lucie West resident Justin Spooner, whose still list their homes on the map – to include a
bus tour and a Best in Lights contest.
house on SW Maclay Way is listed for the sec- Residents have until Dec. 31 to submit
their home to the map. The public will be
ond time. Spooner said he remembers his able to vote on their favorites between Jan. 2
and Jan. 7 through the city’s website, http://
own childhood Christmases, riding around www.cityofpsl.com/psl-in-lights.
The winner is expected to receive a com-
WHEN YOU PLAN AHEAD town with his family in search of decorated mendation at a Port St. Lucie City Council
meeting and a sign to be placed in the win-
CrSeWekStWoanyy homes. He now takes his own family out to ning yard next year.
SW Tradition Lakes Blvd. As for the bus tour, Prohaska said all the
SW Hartwick Dr. see the lights. seats were claimed within 24 hours of the an-
nouncement. St. Lucie County Transit – the
For Spooner, being on the map means Treasure Coast Connector and Community
Transit – has provided three buses, seating
making sure the lights look just right – he’s 75 total, for the tour.
“Next year, we hope to expand,” Prohaska
still tweaking the display, which includes said. This year, logistics limited the tours to
just one night.
lit trees, bushes and the roof outlined, to Those not lucky enough to get a reserved
seat on the bus tour are encouraged to hang
name a few. out at the Port St. Lucie Community Center,
2195 SE Airoso Blvd., to snag a seat in the
“If I had more, I’d need a (electrical) break- event one opens up.
While waiting for the buses, residents
er,” Spooner said.
CONTINUED ON PAGE A11
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Rita W. Davis, 97, of Port St. Lucie de- Dec. 4 in Port St. Lucie. Mr. Wigglesworth
parted this life Tuesday, Dec. 5. was born in New Vienna, Ohio, and moved
to Port St. Lucie in 1979 coming from Vero
Rita lived a long and full life. She had a Beach.
genuine love of people, especially her fam-
ily. Her retirement years were happy ones Bob was employed with H&S Citrus for
in Flagler Beach. She once said the entire 32 years and was a U.S. Army Veteran serv-
first year she and Dave were there, she felt ing during the Vietnam War.
like she was on vacation. She loved her lit-
tle green house not far from the beach. Survivors include his wife, Norma J.
Wigglesworth; sons, Timothy W. (Rhonda)
After Dave passed, she spent her time Wigglesworth and Robert “Rob” B. Wig-
volunteering at the Senior Center and glesworth; daughter, Tammy Lynn Sharp;
and three grandchildren, all of Fort Pierce.

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Tree of Life celebration remembers lost loved ones during holidays

BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent Nardone explained. The National Institutes of
Health reports that about 10
The holidays are a joyous time of families This is the fourth year Treasure percent of people experience
and friends. That’s what make them diffi- complicated grief, a condition of
cult when family members and friends have Health has hosted a Tree of Life prolonged mourning that needs
died. care. Some factors can compli-
event in Tradition. Some seating is cate that, such as having been a
On Monday, Dec. 18, Treasure Health will caregiver to the deceased.
host its fourth Tree of Life Community Cel- available. “It’s grown every year,”
ebration at Tradition Square, by Lake Tradi- The NIH recommends that
tion on Southwest Meeting Street. Nardone said. “Last year we had those experiencing grief aim to
take care of their physical health,
“It is a time for all people who’ve lost a about 60, 70 people.” such as eating well and exercis-
loved one to gather together and honor ing regularly and abstaining from
and remember their loved ones during the She expects about 80 to 100 this overindulgence in alcohol and
holiday season,” Jacki Nardone, director of other potentially problematic
counseling and pediatric services, said. “It’s year. Nardone said many return to behaviors. Additionally, it recom-
filled with messages of hope and inspira- mends talking with understand-
tion.” The memorial service starts at 6 p.m. the service annually as new folks ing friends and joining support
Nardone said it’s best to be a bit early. groups.
show up, too. She said it doesn’t mat-
Rakhshan “Rock” Cain, Christ Fellowship, Nardone said that Treasure
will deliver the invocation and speak about ter how long a loved one has been Health has grief services available
hope. Additionally, counselors at Treasure to those whose loved ones weren’t
Health will speak on drawing comfort from gone – if a person feels grief it must in its care before they died.
memories about deceased loved ones. Stu- “If you are struggling with grief and loss.
dents from the Tradition’s Renaissance be healthfully acknowledged. We have a counseling program that helps
Charter School will be on hand, too. “They’re everyone,” she said.
going to be singing,” Nardone said. “It’s important, because the grief Registration is not required to attend the
Tree of Life.
When attendees arrive, they’ll find a table is going to be there no matter what,” “Just come,” Nardone said.
with tags on them. They’re for filling out the
names of deceased loved on. she said. “Let’s take time to acknowl- More about the event is at www.treasure-
health.org. 
“Everyone comes up and places the tags edge it and remember. Nothing is Treasure Health will
on the tree,” Nardone said. going to get you over (grief), but let’s have its annual Tree
acknowledge it, because it’s there.” of Life service on Monday,
To memorialize the deceased with joy. Dec. 18, at Tradition Square.
“It really is a 35-, 45-minute program,” Nardone said while there are
known, predictable stages of grief; PHOTO COURTESY OF TREASURE HEALTH

everyone must venture through

them their own ways. She said holidays are Nardone said. “We’re going to always miss

difficult for many, because they feel guilty them, but we have to keep living.”

about enjoying them without deceased She said attendees don’t even have to be

loved ones. That’s why Treasure Health hosts grieving. Nardone said the service is about

the Tree of Life events from Stuart to Fort remembering, grieving and supporting one

Pierce annually – to give people an oppor- another.

tunity to healthfully include deceased loved “It’s just a strong sense of community –

ones in their holidays. we’re all in our own journey, but we’re in it

“We’re always going to think about them,” together,” she said.

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Wound care center’s top doc knows stakes are high

BY TOM LLOYD | Staff Writer Dr. Dawn Davidson. “We’ve seen a huge increase in diabetes foot wound is a big part of our practice
in our population,” which can lead to “poor pattern here.”
The Center for Wound Care & Hyper- PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE circulation and neuropathy and increased
baric Medicine in Sebastian has a new inflammation and infection,” Davidson The normally upbeat Davidson
director – but Dr. Dawn Davidson is no to heal has become a huge multinational says. turns somber as she continues: “The
rookie at the Sebastian River Medical business amounting to $25 billion a year, problem with chronic wounds is –
Center. according to Advance Tissue, one of this “Those three things lead to chronic it’s not just like you are going to walk
country’s largest suppliers of wound care wounds that are difficult to treat. Diabetic around with a little wound. The wound
The youthful-looking Davidson first products. progresses. If you’re diabetic and you
came to SRMC as an attending physi- get an infection in your bone, you’re at
cian in the hospital’s emergency depart- And the stakes could hardly be higher for great risk to lose your limb.”
ment in 1996. In 2014 she moved across patients seeking this type of care.
the street to join the wound center’s “If you are diabetic, your five-year
team and then, this past November, she mortality is 50 percent once you have
was named as its new director, replac- had an amputation.”
ing the retired and almost universally
liked and respected Dr. Tim Adkins. Meanwhile, Science Daily points out
that “between 19 and 34 percent of pa-
“Dr. Adkins really made this easy for tients with diabetes develop chronic foot
me,” says Davidson. “He made the tran- ulcers, the presence of which significant-
sition so easy. I think we’re a pretty tight ly increases their risk of death compared
ship and I’ll just continue his ways and with patients without foot ulcers.”
also look for new ways to make things
even better.” Add to that a rising obesity rate and
an aging population and it’s no wonder
In wound care, that will be no easy $25 billion is being spent annually look-
task and certainly not a small one. ing for effective treatments.

Each year in this country some 6.5 We’re not just talking Band-Aids and
million patients suffering from a wide range Neosporin here: Treatments range from
of diseases – from diabetes and hypothy- stem cells to spider webs.
roidism to chronic obstructive pulmonary
disease, congestive heart failure and chron- While stem cells seemed promising at
ic venous insufficiency – seek wound treat- first, that promise has so far failed to yield
ment in some form. clear clinical successes. But seaweed and
spider webs have proven effective.
In fact, caring for wounds that are slow
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Davidson says. “Honestly. There are some IRSC offers nursing assistant classesDr.RaulStorey.
new dressings that have spider webs, the PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE
chitin dressings that are super absorbent.
We use alginates all day everyday here and Preparing to become a nursing assis- homes, physicians’ offices, clinics and Cheryl
that’s derived from seaweed. There are al- tant is a great way to launch a career in in-home care. Nursing assistants help
ways new things. That’s part of the mon- the healthcare field. Anyone can take that with patient care activities such as bath- Welcome Back To Paradise,
ey part of it. The companies that produce first step by registering for the Nursing ing and feeding. Becoming a nursing as- Snowbirds!
dressings are always looking for something Assistant course (HCPV410C) at Indian sistant is the first step to becoming a Li-
that works better.” River State College. IRSC is now accepting censed Practical Nurse (LPN). New Client Specials
applications for Spring Nursing Assistant
Davidson then turns the conversation to classes. The nursing assistant course is a 165
“moisture management.” clock-hour program consisting of one
Nursing assistants work under the su- course. No high school diploma or GED is
“You want a wound moist, but not wet pervision of nursing or medical staff to required and applicants must be 18 years
and not dry,” she says. “Patients have a hard provide basic care in hospitals, nursing old. The nursing assistant course takes
time with that, because when you’re a kid about seven weeks to complete. Students
and you get a little cut, you don’t want it attend class approximately 20 hours per Touch Up 35$ 00
goopy. You want it to dry and then the scab week. Total cost for the course is $1,242. Reg. $5500
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Students must have completed a five-
“But once you’re dealing with a wound hour Health Care Provider Level Cardio- 55Permanent $ 00
that’s not going to heal in three days, you do pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certifica-
need to manage the moisture. You want to tion prior to the start date of class. Wave Special Reg. $7500
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moisture next to it all the time, but you don’t There are still seats available for Nurs- New Clients Only
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Moisture management aside, Davidson Jan. 8 to March 1 in Fort Pierce
concludes by saying, “If you ask me what Jan. 9 to Feb. 8 in Vero Beach
I’m most excited about – what I would want March 5 to May 7 in Fort Pierce
people to know about – it wouldn’t be spider Jan. 9 to April 19 in Okeechobee
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BIDS FOR VERO HOSPITAL When it wants to analyze the pro- Health system are impressive: Ar-
nold Palmer Hospital for Children
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 cess of, say, getting a patient dou- wins awards for its pediatric trauma
center and five other specialties.
paused to play a video, complete with surg- bled over in pain at the emergency Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women
ing soundtrack, of the role one HCA hospital and Babies delivers 15,000 babies
played in treating victims of the recent Las department door tucked into an a year and is the second biggest
Vegas mass shooting. As jarring as the sub- birthing hospital in the country. It
ject was, the effort felt forced, and – to use an in-patient bed for a three-day (and also has one of the largest neo-na-
expression HCA leaders themselves used at tal intensive care units. And Lake-
one point – a “cram-down” of corporate mar- multi-thousand dollar) stay, it can land Regional Health, the newest
keting. collaborator in the Orlando Health
crunch its system-wide data from system, has the busiest emergency
By contrast, when the next day the Cleve- department in the country – with
land Clinic similarly used a video to under- the mobile phones of thousands of 217,000 visits, and no wait.
score its humanity – random people moving
through a hospital with captions like “Just nurses and doctors. ADVENTIST HEALTH
got diagnosed with cancer” or “19-year-old
son on life support” – it too was an obvious From cancer research to purchas- Missionary zeal is in Daryl Tol’s DNA. The
marketing ploy, but it was hard to hold back son and grandson of missionaries, Tol, now
tears. ing power, HCA’s imposing mass CEO of Florida Hospital and the Central Flor-
ida region of Adventist Health System, ad-
Then suddenly, as HCA’s question-and-an- ironically conferred significance dressed Indian River Medical Center board
swer period began and the overheads went members and Hospital District trustees last
blank, the parade of suits speaking corpo- as well as insignificance to Vero’s HCA, looking to take over Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach, Friday with equal parts fervor and candor.
rate- and healthcare-ese morphed into ap- stand-alone community nonprofit also owns St. Lucie Medical Center, above. PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN
proachable people, answering questions Not that Adventist, a national 45-hospital
one-on-one in plain English, with empathy hospital. health system with $10 billion in revenues,
and a markedly humbler self-regard. wasn’t already high on the list of partners
If nothing else, HCA’s presentation gave frazzled from rush hour traffic. IRMC considered last week.
It was as if HCA, all dressed up, took a look
in the mirror and asked its would-be partner: context to the search for a partner by mak- He almost missed his chance to speak on Florida Hospital in Orlando ranks fourth
Do these stats make my assets look big? in the state on U.S. News and Report’s Best
ing the local decision-makers consider the behalf of Orlando Health. As it turned out, as Hospitals list and is tied for No. 1 in the Or-
Well, yes, of course they do. HCA’s assets lando metro area with Orlando Health’s Or-
are enormous. The largest hospital chain in issues, outlook and priorities of such a major the final speaker, he left a lasting impression. lando Regional Medical Center.
America, HCA has 164 hospitals, plus seven
in the U.K., with a total capacity of 443,000 player in the morass that is modern health- If that was the healthcare system’s intention Tol didn’t wait to be asked how faith fits
beds. It is the second largest provider of be- into the Adventist Health System. His first
havioral healthcare in the United States. care. From the research at its institutions to when it invited a physician who isn’t even an sentence after introducing his panel con-

career opportunities, everything the pre- employee to speak on their behalf, the strat-

senters talked about was of breath-taking egy seemed to pay off.

scope. Jablonski all but dropped to one knee to

IRMC’s total net revenue last year was an ask the IRMC board and trustees of the Indi-

estimated $280 million. HCA’s net revenue: an River County Hospital District to pick his

$33 billion. favorite hospital group, which includes the

IRMC has 1,300 employees, plus 300 more Orlando Regional Medical Center.

if you count employed physicians’ offices. “They asked me to drive four hours to talk

HCA has 240,000 – 100,000 more than the 10 minutes, and I said sure,” Jablonski told

entire population of Indian River County. an amused room of IRMC leaders.

ORLANDO HEALTH President of Orlando’s large Jewett Or-
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Dr. Mike Jablonski rushed into the Indian off-the-cuff testimonial to Orlando Health’s

River Medical Center conference room last spirit of collaboration with physicians.

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COTTAGES • INDEPENDENT LIVING bath has an open shower for two and a claw-
ASSISTED LIVING • MEMORY CARE foot tub. There is a good-sized laundry room
10685 SW Stony Creek Way, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987 and a guest bath with marble countertops.

Climbing the staircase, you come to the
second-floor landing, where a tall window
overlooks the beauty of the majestic oaks.

FEATURES FOR 5450 PALMETTO AVE., FORT PIERCE

Year built: 2000 • Construction: concrete block
Unit size: 3,824 sq. ft. • Total acreage: 9.5
Bedrooms: 4 • Bathrooms: 4.5
Flooring: carpet, tile, distressed wood

Additional features: pool and spa, historical house on proper-
ty, pool house, two-car garage, fish pond with fountain

Listing brokerages: Treasure Coast Sotheby’s International
Realty and Coldwell Banker Paradise

Listing brokers: Janyne Kenworthy, 772-696-5110
Daniel Ochse, 772-633-8200
Listing price: $1,495,000

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Two bedrooms share a bathroom and a We walked across the lawn to the orig- could be a store, rental or art studio, and coming in for lunch. It really is an enter-
guest bedroom has a full bath. There is even inal three-bedroom, two-bath house, lo- could also serve as a multi-generational tainer’s delight.
a flex room that could be a playroom, room cated at 1210 Country Gardens Lane, with grouping or a place where an elderly par-
for crafters or a place for extra storage. From its lovely hand-turned staircase, original ent or in-laws could reside.” Kimberly Knapp, the owner of the prop-
the second floor, you can step outside onto fireplace and hardwood floors. erty, said that it could appeal to many
a covered porch with wrought-iron railings Next, it’s off to the pool and spa and different types of buyer, including those
and sit and enjoy the breeze and the quiet. “They tried to keep the character of the the pool house, which has a kitchen and looking for something different.
home,” Kenworthy said. “They’ve kept a a steam bath.
“It’s a little Southern plantation,” Ken- lot of the original charm and character. “It’s just perfect for a doctor, or for someone
worthy said. “It’s a happy house.” They added a bath in the 1970s. The house You can already see your guests sitting who wants to own a piece of natural old Flori-
around the pool, taking a shower and da,” she said. “It’s a little oasis of old Florida.” 

OWNER DETAILS CHARMING TALE OF ‘LUCIE’S EDGE’

BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Columnist In 1997, John and Kimberley Knapp pur-
[email protected] chased four acres from the family, and in
2000 built their home, Lucie’s Edge, which
In 1923, Reg Hansen, one of White City’s sits on the edge of its namesake river. They
Danish settlers, built a home of Dade pine. purchased the entire parcel in 2005.
The handcrafted wood trim was fashioned
from magnolia, poplar and ash, and the Lucie’s Edge was inspired by Twelve
staircase indoors was hand turned, with- Oaks near New Orleans.
out nails
“We built our dream house,” Knapp said.
The house still stands at 1210 Country “It’s more lazy Florida than New Orleans
Gardens Lane and is a wonderful example plantation, but we used a lot of color choices
of a Florida that is no more. The 9.5-acre and designs. We raised four children here.”
parcel that includes the original house, a
2000 house built by the owners and a pool Knapp said that nature is ever-present at
house, is for sale. For Kimberly Knapp, her home.
who moved into the original house when
she was 10, it isn’t an historic artifact. For “There’s so much wildlife,” she said. “I
many years, it was home. She calls the slept with the window open and the owls
property and houses Lucie’s Edge, because were talking. There are Florida panthers,
it sits on the edge of the St. Lucie River. bobcats and boars. It’s a pod of land and
there’s nowhere else for the wildlife. I never
Knapp, who lives on a house she and her know what I’ll see on the front porch.”
husband built on the property in 2000, en-
joys speaking about the early days of White The Knapps are selling the two homes and
City, which sits just below Fort Pierce. a pool house that could be a guest home. It’s
perfect for a doctor, or someone who want
“A lot of the building was done by to own a piece of natural old Florida. It’s a
Danes,” she said. “There was quite a strong really special thing. It would be so nice if
Danish community. The Hansens built the someone loved it for a while; longer.” 
home at 1210 Country Gardens Lane. It
was very simplistic, with all indigenous “She had an extensive orchid collection “AS A GOLF PROFESSIONAL
wood. They used Dade pine along with cy- and served the entire tri-county area for I MADE EVERY EFFORT TO
press because it was termite proof. It’s just weddings and other events,” Knapp re- BE THE BEST I COULD BE”
gorgeous, simplistic and (yet) gorgeous.” called. “County Gardens Florist had wild
orchids and pineapples. She was the florist Now I promise to deliver that same Scott Barnaby, PGA
The house survived a hurricane in the of the tri-counties. It was beautiful and the dedication as your Real Estate Professional.
late 1920s that decimated Okeechobee, greenhouses were amazing.”
and Knapp noted that the Red Cross used Call Scott Barnaby at
it as a base of operations. Unfortunately, the greenhouses eventu- 917-797-3304
ally had to be torn down.
“I’ve never boarded it up,” she said. “It has to discuss Buying, Selling or Renting!
the old glass, except for the bathrooms.” For Knapp, the area was a wonderful place
to grow up. “I rode horses through White A FREE ONE HOUR GOLF LESSON
The Hansens’ son Paul and daughter-in- City,” she said. “White City was quaint. I rode
law Aunie inherited the house, and when to youth group and choir practice. We lived will be provided with each listing or purchase!
Paul died, Aunie married William Strout on a 10-acre parcel. The Vaughn family lived
and started Country Gardens Florist. In next door and their house and ours were the [email protected]
1969, Eddie and Ruth Matula purchased only houses. It was much less populated and
both the home and business in 1969. Kim- there were orange groves all around. It was a
berly Knapp was their daughter. little pocket of paradise.”

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TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES

TOP SALES OF THE WEEK

A solid week on the Tradition and St. Lucie West real estate front saw 19 single-family residenc-
es and lots change hands from Dec. 4-8 (some shown below).
The top sale of the week in Port St. Lucie was the home at 12165 SW Bayberry Avenue. First
listed in August for $435,900, the 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 2,446-square-foot house sold for
$385,000 on Dec. 6.
The week’s next-best sale was the residence at 11619 SW Aventino Drive. Originally listed in July
for $372,000, this 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 2,935-square-foot home sold for $343,000 on Dec. 8.

SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND LOTS
ORIGINAL SELLING
PRICE
TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD
$385,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 12165 SW BAYBERRY AVENUE 8/29/2017 $435,900 12/6/2017 $343,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11619 SW AVENTINO DRIVE 7/17/2017 $372,000 12/8/2017 $335,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11113 SW SPRINGTREE TERRACE 8/23/2017 $359,900 12/8/2017 $299,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 10080 SW ROEHAMPTON COURT 8/21/2017 $309,900 12/5/2017 $280,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 7006 MAIDSTONE DRIVE 10/5/2017 $289,000 12/8/2017 $277,500
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11253 SW NORTHLAND DRIVE 5/25/2017 $314,900 12/6/2017 $277,500
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11253 SW NORTHLAND DRIVE 5/26/2017 $314,900 12/6/2017 $275,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 6027 NW WINFIELD DRIVE 10/1/2017 $289,000 12/4/2017 $270,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 7201 MARSH TERRACE 6/1/2017 $309,900 12/6/2017 $267,480
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11045 SW VISCONTI WAY 12/7/2017 $267,480 12/8/2017 $245,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 6269 NW GISELA STREET 5/2/2017 $259,900 12/6/2017 $226,800
PORT SAINT LUCIE 410 SW JUNIPER COVE 8/2/2017 $249,900 12/8/2017 $205,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 9973 SW STONEGATE DRIVE 10/10/2017 $208,000 12/7/2017

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HERE ARE SOME OF THE TOP RECENT TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES

11619 SW Aventino Drive, Port Saint Lucie 11113 SW Springtree Terrace, Port Saint Lucie

Listing Date: 7/17/2017 Listing Date: 8/23/2017
Original Price: $372,000 Original Price: $359,900
Sold: 12/8/2017 Sold: 12/8/2017
Selling Price: $343,000 Selling Price: $335,000
Listing Agent: Cesar Trujillo Listing Agent: Cesar Trujillo

Selling Agent: Keller Williams Realty Selling Agent: Keller Williams Realty

Cary Engelhardt Jennifer Elliott

Mel-Ry Realty Group Inc. Keller Williams Realty

10080 SW Roehampton Court, Port Saint Lucie 7006 Maidstone Drive, Port Saint Lucie

Listing Date: 8/21/2017 Listing Date: 10/5/2017
Original Price: $309,900 Original Price: $289,000
Sold: 12/5/2017 Sold: 12/8/2017
Selling Price: $299,000 Selling Price: $280,000
Listing Agent: Joanna Marczak Listing Agent: John Slivon

Selling Agent: Better Homes & Gardens RE Selling Agent: Bowen Realty, Inc.

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‘CHARLIE BROWN Country star Jake Owen sings hometown’s praises at benefit: Page 5
CHRISTMAS’ HITS
SUNRISE THEATRE PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD

BY SAMANTHA BAITA | Staff Writer

1 The national touring com-
pany of “A Charlie Brown
Christmas” comes to the Sun-
rise Theatre next Thursday, Dec.
21. This musical stage produc-
tion is a faithful adaptation of
the animated television special
that premiered 50 years ago and
was based on the Emmy and
Peabody award-winning sto-
ry by Charles M. Schulz, now
a beloved Christmas classic.
Your heart will be warmed and
your inner child will give you a
gentle nudge as you watch all
your favorite Peanuts charac-
ters – Charlie Brown, Snoopy,
Lucy, Linus and the rest of the
gang – as they “mount a play,
save a tree and uncover the true
meaning of Christmas,” says the
show promo. Broadway World
has called this adaptation of the
TV special “a sweet and touch-
ing, live action version that is
itself an instant holiday classic.”
Show time is 7 p.m. Tickets are
$20, $35 and $45.

2 From Charlie Brown to
Sister, it’s a change of pace

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The straight and Yarrow: Legend still fights for what’s right

BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer “When you have three people with different PHOTO COURTESY WASHINGTON POST on kids that used to be friends from dispa-
[email protected] points of view and instincts, it’s very good rate groups. They are not sitting together
to have an arbitrator who can find musical pain and it was a triumph.” with the children of immigrants and they’re
Peter Yarrow, the Peter of Peter, Paul & ways to incorporate different points of view The last year has been a painful one for screaming at Hispanic and Muslim kids,
Mary, said that he was in high school when and whose taste and integrity is so power- ‘We’re going to deport you.’”
he first heard the legendary folk group, The ful. The closest thing is what George Martin Yarrow, whose messages of inclusion and
Weavers, perform at Carnegie Hall. It was was to the Beatles. He helped us find a lan- respect have often received short shrift. Yarrow, who prefers action to
then, he says, that he realized the effect that guage of togetherness we would never have hand-wringing, is involved in a project that
songs of conscience could have. been able to reach.” “I think (the messages) have been con- brings Republicans and Democrats togeth-
tradicted with the powerful and very de- er to find that they can like each other as
The songs of Peter, Paul & Mary were Yarrow noted that DeCormier was also structive messages from Donald Trump, people, even if they disagree. These “Better
much more than the songs we sang when director of the New York Choral Society and who stands for a kind of absence of human- Angels” groups are being replicated around
there was a party and someone pulled out the trio often performed with the group. ity, empathy, kindness, humility and gener- America and they are creating a “Better An-
a guitar. Songs like “Blowing in the Wind,” osity that adds up to the creation of an as- gles Educational Tool” that can be used to
“If I had a Hammer,” “500 Miles” and “Light “Those were very special concerts.” Yar- pect of the culture that is being emphasized bring kids together.
one Candle” became the soundtrack of the row said. “Mary had had a bone marrow that is ‘Me’ oriented.
Civil Rights and anti-war movements and transplant and she was determined to do “What’s happened is that the acrimo-
the fight for Soviet Jewry. one more. She was under such duress and “It is a manifestation of a kind of self- ny and intensity of dislike in adult society
ishness and narcissism that is emulated is being mirrored (in children),” Yarrow
Yarrow, who will be performing at the by children. The Southern Poverty Law said. “The paradigm of conflict has shifted
Emerson Center in Vero Beach on Jan. 25, Center has spoken on the ‘Trump Effect’ from one-to-one to group-to-group. In ev-
is still active in a wide variety of causes, in- ery concert, I call for an end to this divide,
cluding everything from human rights and agreeing that we can disagree and still be
peace to anti-bullying and respect. friends and Americans.”

Yarrow, who holds a psychology degree Yarrow has received so many honors, but
from Cornell, has always been aware of the it is not the formal ones that have touched
power of music to change lives. him the most. “The biggest honor is when
somebody lets me know I’ve really made
He spoke recently about why his life’s a difference,” he said. “One of the greatest
work is more important than ever, but first, moments was this past year. I go to Con-
we talked about the recent death of Robert necticut Hospice. I’ve been on the board for
DeCormier, the group’s long-time musical
director. “He was an extraordinarily import- CONTINUED ON PAGE B4
ant part of our creating music,” Yarrow said.

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PETER YARROW woman would not acknowledge him as he Yarrow has said that Pete Seeger sang un- Magic Dragon.” That will be in your heart
sang. She finally turned around in a prayerful til the end because he had a sense of mis- and no one can take it away.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B2 pose and smiled. “That is the biggest honor,” sion. Yarrow intends to do the same as long
Yarrow said. “That is indelible in my memory as he is physically able to do it. He still has Peter Yarrow performs at the Emerson Cen-
two decades and sing to groups of patients and extraordinary that in the last days of her a message of hope and inclusion that he ter, 1590 27th Ave.,Vero Beach, Jan. 25 at 7 pm.
who are able to join me. I go to individual pa- life, I was able to give her a moment of joy. I wants to share. For ticket information, call the box office at
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COUNTRY STAR SINGS HOMETOWN’S
PRAISES AT ‘BEACH TOWN’ BENEFIT

BY STEPHANIE LaBAFF | Staff Writer skating and hot summer days.
“I don’t care if I’m at Walmart buying fishing lures or
Vero Beach doubled down on country music last
weekend as hometown country stars Jake Owen and out to dinner, year after year the people of this commu-
Scotty Emerick took to the stage during the Beach Town nity say the nicest things,” said Owen, giving heartfelt
Music Festival. Festival-goers were thrilled to finally thanks to his fans.
settle into their beach chairs for the two-day concert,
the inaugural event having been postponed when Hur- “I just hope you guys know how much you mean to
ricane Matthew made its visit to Florida in 2016. me. It’s been 11 years that we’ve been doing the Jake
Owen Foundation concert. And without a community
Two large screens ensured everyone could see the like this we wouldn’t be raising the money we’re raising
performers. The crowd surged to their feet to welcome for the people that need it and I wouldn’t be standing
home headliner Jake Owen, who peppered his perfor- on this stage here today playing for you guys. I’m proud
mance with references to his favorite old haunts, roller of Vero Beach.”

Jake Owen fans were in their element Saturday. PHOTOS: GORDON RADFORD On Saturday night some fans enjoyed a more intimate
evening with their hometown hero at An Evening with
Jake to benefit the Jake Owen Foundation, held at the
Vero Beach Country Club.

After the dust settled singer/songwriter Scotty Emer-
ick joined Owen on stage and the two got down to busi-
ness, playing some of their favorites and reminiscing
with the audience about growing up in Vero Beach. The
guests, comprised in large part of friends and family, had
plenty of tales to tell about the pair as well, giving the
evening the feeling of a laid-back family reunion.

The Jake Owen Foundation has raised more than
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Indian River County. Nationally, Owen’s foundation sup-
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Buy THE WAIT IS OVER: A.C.T.
One FINALLY STAGES ‘GODOT’
Galley
Plate, BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer only question was Pozzo. I got Stepha-
Get [email protected] nie Petkanas, who is doing her first A.C.T.
One show, although she is an experienced actor.
FREE! Samuel Beckett wrote “Waiting for The interesting thing is that she is small in
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Purchase one galley work into English. In school, I had to read it she’s the perfect character, the ‘mouse that
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The comment above reveals me as the Joyce Milligan as Vladimir, Megan Zwaans
or lesser value Philistine in the piece; a 1990 poll conduct- as Estragon, Caroline Crain as Lucky and
FREE! ed by the British Royal National Theatre Samyah Henry as the Boy.
voted it “the most significant English lan-
Cannot be combined guage play of the 20th century.” Philosophical questions aside, O’Dono-
with any other offer van said there are many reasons to see the
or coupon. Expires A.C.T. Studio Theatre, which brings the show.
area some of its most interesting program-
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Why are Estragon and Vladimir waiting
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The cast also includes Pozzo, a wealthy
merchant, and Lucky, a slave. Beckett’s
preference was for an all-male cast, but
O’Donovan has cast it with five women.
Again came the request for elucidation.

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Historic ‘preservation program’ gets jolt of new energy

BY STEPHANIE LaBAFF | Staff Writer people to believe in the program again.” Katherine Paliwoda. tion from Goucher College in Baltimore.
“Elaine also played a part in growing our As part of that program, Paliwoda partici-
Main Street Vero Beach has a new exec- PHOTO: GORDON RADFORDE pated in what she refers to as “Preservation
utive director. Katherina Paliwoda, who has role with the arts district,” says Paliwoda. Ve- Camp,” a two-week intensive introduction
a master’s degree in historic preservation, ro’s Main Street participates in the monthly chant for history and architecture extended to the graduate program.
took over the reins of the nonprofit’s local gallery strolls, maintaining a gallery and art- far beyond Florida, and took root at an early
chapter when former director Elaine Jones ist studio, and promoting a monthly guest age. Her parents met in Thailand where her Back in Tallahassee, Paliwoda spent time
retired. Jones will stay on as vice president artist there. mother is from and where her father served as a docent at the Florida Historic Capitol
of the board. in the Air Force during the Vietnam War; ev- Museum. She then went on to work as a pro-
“Some of the more successful Main Street ery other year while Paliwoda was young, gram assistant for the Florida Main Street
Paliwoda’s predecessor brought a programs have an art overlay. Art and histo- she spent the summer months in Thailand, program in Tallahassee. That experience, she
lengthy resume focused on her fundrais- ry are really good together,” says Paliwoda. immersed in the country’s rich culture and says, has given her a unique overview of the
ing skills while working and volunteering “People may be drawn here by the beach, but ancient history. state and its 50-plus Main Street programs.
for an impressive list of nonprofits. During while they’re here they also crave cultural ex- Now that she is in Vero Beach, Paliwoda’s ex-
her tenure as Vero’s Main Street executive periences.” Unsure of what direction she wanted to citement is palpable as she talks over plans
director, Jones increased membership take her career, she changed majors three for growing the MSVB program. She’s hoping
threefold and brought in new vendors for She cites the work of the mostly Afri- times before finally settling on humanities to add new events along the lines of the three
Downtown Friday. can-American landscape painters known as at Florida State University; later, she went already well-known traditions: Downtown
the Florida Highwaymen as unique to this on to earn a master’s in historic preserva- Friday Night, the Main Street Vintage Market
Few if any of the past Main Street direc- area and a draw for heritage tourism. At the and the Hibiscus Festival, all of which have
tors are as credentialed as Paliwoda in his- same time, Vero’s visitors who are attracted helped to draw crowds to the downtown
toric preservation. Already she has man- to the ocean and tropical environment might area. As crowds grow, she is working to im-
aged something of a coup for Vero Beach: lean toward beachscapes and landscapes. prove basic needs like outdoor lighting, long
For the first time, Vero will be hosting the an issue at the after-dark festivities.
Florida Main Street Annual Conference While Main Street America focuses on
July 30 through Aug. 1. “It’s an opportuni- the revitalization of older commercial areas “Main Street created events as a way to
ty to share our programs with others and by protecting the historic character while bring people downtown, but what Main
get feedback on what has worked with our promoting the economics of those commu- Street does is much bigger than that,” ex-
counterparts,” she says. nities, Paliwoda brings new energy to the plains Paliwoda.
streets of Vero Beach’s historic downtown
According to Paliwoda, Jones’ most signif- with her love of architecture and history. “We also work with the city on infrastruc-
icant legacy was her ability to mend broken ture and the preservation of historic build-
bridges among various factions in the histor- Paliwoda was born in Germany but ings through facade grants. We’re an eco-
ic downtown community. “She brought back moved to Panama City when she was 4. She nomic-based preservation program.” 
the whole idea of Main Street by getting more spent much of her life in the Panhandle and
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COMING UP Decorated trees the charm at Lights on Lagoon

CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent thing they could cover in lights are covered Treasure Coast’s aquatic neighbors.
in lights,” Hunter remarked. The society started up in 1964 to pro-
on the Sunrise stage. Next Friday and It’s Christmas, Treasure Coast style.
Saturday, Dec. 22 and 23, in the Sunrise The Florida Oceanographic Coastal Of course, the 4,350 miles from the Trea- mote environmental stewardship. The
Black Box, it’s “Late Nite Catechism: The Center will be lit up like a Christmas palm sure Coast to the North Pole is a quick run center conducts tons of research, monitor-
Mystery of the Magi’s Gold.” If you who tree every evening until Dec. 30. for anyone sporting reindeer – rather than ing and habitat restoration. It’s been at the
are familiar with Sister and the Late Nite “They’re going to have an animated light horsepower. forefront of local efforts to find solutions to
Catechism, you are probably already show every night,” said Renee Hunter, pub- water issues, such as discharges from Lake
preparing to laugh. Think “CSI Bethle- lic relations and marketing coordinator. “Santa will be there,” Hunter said. Okeechobee.
hem,” the show promo suggests, as Sis- A light show that includes lasers. Yep, the man in red himself will be on
ter endeavors to solve an ages-old mys- “We’re also going to have local entertain- hand to talk to the children. Of course, Lights on the Lagoon – which attracted
ment,” Hunter said. there are two days on which Lights on the more than 2,000 last year – is open 6 p.m.
‘Late Nite Catechism.’ In addition to the local music and ani- Lagoon isn’t open – Christmas Eve and to 9 p.m. Tickets rant from free admission
mated lights, “there’re 60 palm trees that Christmas Day, because Santa has some for those ages 3 and younger to $15 for
tery – what happened to the Magi’s gold? are decorated,” Hunter said. prior engagements to attend to. The cen- non-member adults. Non-member chil-
She’s already concluded that Mary em- And 25 holiday trees. “They’re different ter’s gift shop is open during Lights on dren ages 3 to 12 are $8. Members get $3
ployed the frankincense and myrrh as a themes,” Hunter said. “Each tree is actually the Lagoon, so folks can help Santa fill up and $2 discounts respectively. Tickets are
potpourri to offset the stable smells. In decorated by a sponsor or volunteer. They Christmas stockings with perfect gifts. available at the door or online.
this hilarious holiday caper, Sister uses bring in their own ornaments.” The center is open to do all its regular
her special scientific tools, a local choir Of course, it is the Florida Oceanograph- activities during the daytimes. It’s open 10 Proceeds from Lights on the Lagoon
and various audience members to pro- ic Society’s center, so some of the trees are a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays, and benefit the society and the center at 890 NE
duce a nativity scene unlike any other. ocean-themed ... but not all. Some trees noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays. It’s closed on Ocean Blvd., Stuart.
From a review in Catholic San Francis- are a little surprising. “We have a skeleton Christmas and New Year’s Day. The 57-acre
co: “Finally, a play that Catholics can en- tree,” Hunter said. facility has nature trails with guided tours, None of the center’s marine-life exhibits
joy. It’s called Late Nite Catechism, and As for lighting up the center, the decora- pavilions aplenty, children’s play areas and will be open during Lights on the Lagoon,
should be a required course.” Tickets are tors had free rein. “It’s pretty much every- the 750,000-gallon Game Fish Lagoon. It to protect the animals from stress.
$35 and $40. Show times are Friday at 8 offers a lot of chances to meet many of the
p.m. and Saturday at 3 p.m. For tickets or more information, visit
www.floridaocean.org. 
3 A bit farther afield, the high-
est-kicking chorus girls this side The Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center’s second annual Lights on the Lagoon runs through Dec. 30. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE FLORIDA OCEANOGRAPHIC COASTAL CENTER
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OXBOW HOPES VOLUNTEERS GET WORKED UP FOR DIRTY HANDS DAY

BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent to maintain it,” Cart- fessional skills and development of

The Oxbow Eco-Center is giving folks mill said. marketable skills,” she said.
a shot at last-minute credit for getting on
Santa’s good list. The county-owned Cartmill said natural resource

Erin Cartmill, environmental volunteer preserve has a 225- management is a growing career
coordinator, said this Saturday – Dec. 16 – is
Dirty Hands Day. Volunteers can just trickle acre preserve on the field nationally, and Dirty Hands
in from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and get jobs
for a few hours. banks of the St. Lucie Day is a good place for youths to

“It’s beautiful outside right now,” Cart- River with about four explore volunteering at Oxbow to
mill said. “It’s a chance to explore some-
thing new without a serious commitment.” miles of trails running learn more about science, technol-

Dirty Hands Day is a monthly event on through its floodplain ogy and engineering.
the third Saturday from October to March.
Every month the emphasis changes, but it’s forest. It hosts numer- “Think of the Forest Service, or
mostly outdoor work. This month the cen-
ter’s butterfly garden will get a lot of atten- ous educational pro- the Florida Wildlife Commission,”
tion at Dirty Hands Day. The garden is still
needing work after Hurricane Irma. grams, such as school she said.

“We have a butterfly garden that was trips, summer camps Youths aren’t the only ones who
started by volunteers and takes volunteers
and the annual Earth can learn more about volunteering

Day celebrations. at Oxbow fulltime.

“We heavily oper- “Dirty Hands Day is an oppor-

ate off volunteers,” Volunteers can pitch in at the Dirty Hands Day event. PHOTO COURTESY OF OWBOW ECO-CENTER tunity for families, individuals and

Cartmill said. Those civic groups to come and give back

volunteers come in all ages, but many are qualify for many scholarships. Cartmill said to the community by getting their hands

high-schoolers. Florida high school stu- they get more than that at Oxbow. dirty,” Cartmill said. “This is to get mem-

dents need community-service time to “What they get is development of pro- bers of the public involved.”

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Most of the work will be raking, pulling WHO NEEDS A FORK? Highwayman
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Oh, and Cartmill confirmed that Santa
gives extra credit to Dirty Hands Day vol-
unteers.

“He does, actually,” she said.

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Bonz says canine Owen Wilson is hilarious, too

Jake (who was 7) wanted to name

me Steve, but Mom an Jenna (who

Hi Dog Buddies! was 17) said Steve was NOT a good
Yelling Name, as in ‘HEEEERE,
STEEEEVE!’ So Jenna came up with

This week I had a super fun innerview Owen Wilson (he’s a human actor

with Owen Wilson Armuth-Close, a big, who does a buncha comedy an is

good lookin’ poocheroo, golden with a sorta nuts), an, it’s great for yelling.”

white face his Mom calls “frosting.” He’s Owen demonstrated: “OWEN

got his own Facebook page, too, with lotsa WILSON! GET YOUR FLUFFY TAIL

fodos an other huh-LARRY-us stuff. Totally BACK IN THIS YARD RIGHT THIS

Cool Kibbles! He was right at the door with MINUTE!!”

his Mom for the Wag-and-Sniff, wearing a “Can’t argue with that,” I laughed.

green bandana with candy canes on it. “So, are you an only dog?”

“Bonz! Hey, Dog! Come right on IN! We “Nope. When I first arrived, Roxy

got all our Christmas stuff up! An, see here, was here. She was a stray, a Boxer

I got my Christmas Scarf on! Pretty snazzy, mix. After she realized I was here

right? This is my Mom, Jo. She’s a flight at- to stay, she became my big sister,

tendant. My Dad Mike’s flyin’ today. He’s a taught me lotsa stuff. I usta be a to- Owen Wilson.
PIE-lutt!” tal Wild Man, Mom says. But Roxy
was calm. I was 12 when she went PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD
“It’s a pleasure, Owen Wilson! I’m eager to

hear your story.” to Dog Heaven. When I turned 13,

We all sat by a Big Christmas tree and I decided maybe I should try to be I am his Official Closer, a Very Serious Po- an Dad say I live up to my name cuz I make
people laugh. One time, Dad put my ears up
Owen Wilson began. First thing he said more ma-CHUR. sition. I have a GIFT. Humans just like me. in a Man Bun. That was pretty huh-LARRY-
us, everyone thought!”
was, “You can call me Owen – or O.W. I was “How’s that workin’ out for ya?” I won- What can I say? Plus, I have WISdom cuz I’m
“I can imagine!” I looked around at all
born 14 years ago in Indiana. When I was a dered. old – 98 in people years. the cool Christmas stuff. “Woof, your place
is PAWsome. Puts me in the Holiday Mood.”
6-week-old fluffmuffin, my (future) Mom “Well, now I help Dad with his business. “When I’m not workin,’ I play with my
“I help Mom wrap prezzents, an I really
an Dad and brother an sister (Jake an Jen- Not the flyin,’ (but I do wanna train to be his toys. I LOVE TOYS. Got two big baskets like OPENING prezzents. I dig all our Christ-
mas stuff ’cept this one thing – kinda a toy,
na) were puppy shopping an they saw this co-pie-lutt). He also has a pen business. I full. Once my blue octopus tried to escape kinda a decoration – a rocking reindeer. I
tell ya, Bonz, I’m a pretty chill poocheroo,
ad in the paper for my litter. Well, I musta can’t ackshully operate the equipment cuz though my doggie door, so I hadda isolate but this goofy thing drives me Barkin’ Cuck-
oo! It rocks an sings an its red nose lights up,
out-adorabled my sibs cuz I got picked. of not having opposable thumbs. However, him to avoid a MUTE-nee! for Lassie’s Sake! It’s just obNOXious!”

EXTENDED GROOMING HOURS! “I also do a lotta hangin’ out with my “Travel much?” I inquired.
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dle, but he’s all black. Go figure. Then ‘Cool Kibbles!’ cuz I love visitors. But then,
we pack some stuff and drive to Orlan-
there’s Taco, a chihuahua mix; an Rosie, a do, where we hang out with some frens an
watch TV. EVERYbody’s talkin’ about how
fluffy white rescue. I also have a cousin, this Matthew guy’s gonna come knock the
dog biscuits outta us. THEN Mom an Dad
Raven, a Basset Hound. He SWIMS, which say, ‘We’re goin’ home.’ I never did meet
Matthew. Who is he? What’s up? Humans
is Abby-Normal for a Basset. His tail sticks can be weird.”
“Word!”
out of the water the whole time, so he has Heading home, I was thinkin’ how cool
it’d be to have a pooch like Owen for a big
no rudder. I dunno how he does it. I don’t brother: chillaxin,’ yapping about Dog Stuff.
An maybe we could learn to fly togeth-
swim that much now, but I do put my life er. I wonder if you really need opposable
thumbs for that.
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Del Toro appointed veep of Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County

Richard R. Del Toro Jr. has been named S.W.A.T. Team. He earned a master’s in Pub- serves as president of the Board of Directors of the Port St. Lucie Downtown Lions Club,
vice president of the board for the Boys & lic Administration from Nova Southeastern for the Treasure Coast Hope for the Home-
Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County. He has been University and graduated from the South- less Foundation. In 2017, he was appointed and, in 2013, was awarded the prestigious
a Board Member since 2014 and has held a ern Police Institute’s Administrative Offi- by Gov. Rick Scott to the Children’s Services
variety of positions including Co-Chair for cer’s Course. Assistant Chief Del Toro is an Council of St. Lucie County. He is a member Lions Club Melvin Jones Fellowship Award
the Annual Steak & Stake fund-
raiser. adjunct faculty member at Indian in recognition of his charitable work within
River State College and also serves
Del Toro is the assistant chief as an active member of both the the community.  –­ CONTRIBUTED
of police at the Port St. Lucie Po- Florida Police Chief’s Association,
lice Department and commands the Treasure Coast Chief’s and First course:
the operations of the Neighbor- Sheriff’s Association, and the In-
hood Policing Bureau, which is ternational Association of Chiefs Choice of: Soup of the day,
primarily responsible for provid- of Police. House Salad or Caesar Salad
ing uniformed police response to
calls for service from citizens. The “Rich’s hard work, dedication ENTREES (choose one):
Neighborhood Policing Bureau is staffed by and commitment have made a
234 sworn and civilian staff members. major impact to the children in our commu- Must be seated by 5:30 pm 7 days! Rigatoni a La Chicken Salmon Piccata
nity,” stated Will Armstead, CEO of the Boys Vodka Florentine
Assistant Chief Del Toro has worked in & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County. “He came Prix-Fixe Every day starting at 2 pm. Grilled salmon, topped
various assignments throughout his career in and hit the ground running. We are very Must be seated by 5:30pm Rigatoni tossed with Thinly-pounded chicken with capers, sun-dried
to include Patrol, Special Investigations, fortunate to have him as part of our team.” 15$ 95 Menu not available prosciutto, peas, and topped with spinach tomatoes, in a white
Internal Affairs and as the Commander of In addition to his role at the Boys & Girls per person mushrooms, finished in and goat cheese, served wine lemon herb sauce
the Professional Standards Division and Clubs, Assistant Chief Del Toro proudly on Holidays or a vodka cream sauce in a sherry wine sauce
Specials Events Lasagna
Eggplant Chicken
PROTECT AND SERVE ... AND SHOP! FOOTBALL Rollatini Parmigiana Handmade pasta sheets
SPECIALS! layered with Sunday
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1 Thinking aids? 61 A Gabor DOWN 58 Triskaideka
5 Crosby, Stills & 63 You stay here 2B OR NOT 2B By Merl Reagle
65 Ursula Andress 1 Jazz quartet, e.g. follower
___ 2 Fugard’s A 62 Hindu retreat JAZZ JAMS
9 Parts of a film 64 She had an
66 Instance, in Lesson from ___
washboard 3 Bean or car Arden following
stomach, briefly France 4 Chimney coating 66 Glitterati member
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airflow 71 Composer 6 Don King 68 Rife with rock
16 Grab bag 69 Bombard
17 Popular cookie Charles booking 70 Insect-loving
18 Bed crosspiece 73 Ideally 7 Fax
19 Alfred the Great 75 Fat bird’s walk? 8 Relaxing soaks leaper
was one 79 Focus of a 9 Tiny Alice 72 Great guy?
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syst. driving obsession playwright 75 Central, for one
21 A ___ TIP (apt 81 Choir member 10 ___ breath 76 Stern with a bow
anagram of 82 ___ as 77 Really succeed
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Thy Yakking 83 Heyerdahl’s
Father? Down, a plastic sound
24 Graffiti from second papyrus 12 Curbside 84 Stick it in your
a certain boat
Flintstones fan? 84 “Feels good” employee ear
27 Bolivian bear sound 13 Rail splitter 85 Some
28 ___ roll 85 Deck view 14 ZIP Codes, for
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under 87 Noel Coward ex. 87 Mary Wells
the hood song about 15 See 11 Down
30 Subside loving a man 18 Shore floor classic
33 Symbolic slander in uniform? 19 Bargain events 88 Cassini et al.
34 Sicilian peak 91 Mowgli’s python 22 Express 89 Tucson school,
35 Baseball’s Kaline friend
and others 92 Pep rally site dissatisfaction to locals
36 Vermilion 93 Plunder 23 Veil material 90 Trash-strewn lot,
38 Title for a woman 94 Over there, back 25 Acting Gig
who’s a light then 26 Novelist Rice e.g.
eater? 95 Jenny of weight 31 Heep of trouble 92 Young female
45 Location loss 32 It means “rock”
46 Exploiting 97 Honchos in 33 “... she loves ___ pigs
47 Start of many headdresses 96 Fatty ___
Southwestern 100 “___-lish!” ...” 97 People with
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Catherine solvers may end Sherman and 99 Dom Pedro’s ill-
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doing? aperitif Sanction 103 Aphorism
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infant 113 CrOWds 42 “___ were you ...” 106 Drive to
stage 114 Leftovers 43 Kin of a bauble
57 Skater’s finale, 115 Fishing spot 44 Nickname of bankruptcy,
often 116 PED act basketball great maybe
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Story 52 1992 Earth
Summit city Wednesday
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NORTH

COULD THE LAYOUT BE ANY WORSE? 872

QJ7

Bennett Cerf, one of the founders of Random House, said, “Gross ignorance is 144 AKJ9
times worse than ordinary ignorance.”
Q 10 3
That’s the sort of clever comment some people — like me! — wish they had thought of
first. In this week’s deal, though, the word “worse” was used by the original declarer. He WEST EAST
was in four hearts. He ruffed the club-ace lead, drew two rounds of trumps leaving the A965
queen on the board, cashed the diamond ace and king, then played a third diamond. 4 Q J 10
However, East won with the queen and shifted to the spade queen. Three spade losers 832
later, declarer was one down. AKJ65 83

“Did you ever see a worse distribution?” South asked his partner. “East had the Q65
diamond queen and West had ace-third of spades. If the diamond queen or spade ace
had been doubleton, or the diamond queen with West, I would have been all right.” 98742

North agreed that his partner was unlucky. However, after the session, what did he point SOUTH
out that his partner had missed?
K43
After ruffing at trick one, South could have made the contract with some excellent
guesswork. The curious may work it out. But much simpler was not to ruff; instead, to A K 10 9 6 5 2
discard a diamond. Suppose West switches to a diamond. South wins with dummy’s
king, draws trumps, plays his last diamond to dummy’s ace and leads another diamond. 10 7 4
Here, the queen appears, so declarer ruffs, crosses to the heart queen and discards
a spade on the diamond jack. If East plays low on the third diamond, South pitches a —
spade and cannot be defeated even if West wins the trick.
Dealer: North; Vulnerable: East-West

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1 Hearts Dbl. 2 Hearts Pass LEAD:
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