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VOLUME 1, ISSUE 14 YOUR INDEPENDENT LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2016

After ‘home’ run, city looks to assist more veterans

The Concepcion family. BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer a home that the city fixed up specifi- winner’s name. Concepcions’ home when they left
[email protected] cally for a lucky veteran family. Three Being in Key West, the Concep- St. Lucie County for one of Ray-
other families were entered in the mond’s assignments.
Welcome home! drawing. cions were unable to attend the
That’s Port St. Lucie’s message to drawing at Veterans Memorial Park. Reached by phone, Cassie Con-
the Concepcion family, currently liv- “I feel bad I can’t pick all of your Instead, their real estate agent Bec- cepcion, Raymond’s wife, expressed
ing in the Keys while husband and names,” said Gold Star mom Linda ca Layne represented them. “I want disbelief and gratitude that they were
dad Raymond serves in the Coast Schumann as she reached into the to cry,” she said, accepting the win. selected.
Guard. The Concepcions were cho- red, white and blue decorated box “What an amazing day.”
sen in a Veterans Day drawing to win to pluck an envelope containing the “It’s a blessing for our family,” she
Layne previously had sold the
CONTINUED ON PAGE A3
ELECTION ROUNDUP
BIG OUTPOURING
Looks like OF SUPPORT FOR
a winner! ‘LITTLE IRONMEN’

Nearly three-quarters of all BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer
[email protected]
registered voters in St. Lucie
The sun was bright but a strong
County turned out for this lat- breeze kept the heat at bay during
Saturday’s Family Fun Day Fund-
est election, including those in raiser for two young boys – Port
St. Lucie’s “Little Ironmen.”
Port St. Lucie who narrowly ap-
Cadence and Asher Adams re-
proved John Carvelli (right) for mained strapped in their tandem
stroller while taking in the sights
Port St. Lucie City Council over of the bounce houses, children
running around with painted fac-
Linda Gausten by 755 votes. es, and booths filled with a vari-
ety of offerings – all to help them
Voters also chose outgoing and their family.

Port St. Lucie Vice May- “I’m very humbled,” said Mike
Adams, the boys’ father. This isn’t
or Linda Bartz to serve the first time the community has
rallied around the family, raising
them on the County money to help take some of the
financial stress off their collective
Commission over her plate.

Republican competitor The boys, ages 4 and 3, were di-
agnosed with Hunter Syndrome
Howard Fein – by an 8-point – also known as MPS 2 (muco-
polysaccharide) – a disease that
margin. Incumbent Chris Craft occurs when a necessary enzyme
is either missing or isn’t working,
was returned to his post as the causing long-term damage.

county’s Tax Collector by 20 CONTINUED ON PAGE A10

points over Republican chal- PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN
lenger Bobby Hopkins, while John Carvelli watches election returns with supporters Karen Knapp and Vinnie Nasilli at St. Lucie Trail Golf Club.

Clerk of the Court Joseph E. Smith handily The referendum regarding bringing slot ma- two decades failed by 6 points. County offi-

defeated his write-in opponent with 95 per- chines to Fort Pierce’s Jai Alai fronton was cials had hoped the measure would pass as

cent of the vote. approved by a 16-point margin. the funds generated would have been used

St. Lucie voters were of two minds, though, But St. Lucie County’s bid to increase the to address critical transportation and public

when it came to a pair of ballot questions. 6 percent sales tax by a half-cent for the next safety needs.  ­– DEBBIE CARSON

IN THIS ISSUE Psychological thriller
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OBITUARIES A13 ARTS/PEOPLE B1-B8

HEALTH A16-A19 DINING B9-B10

CALENDAR B11 REAL ESTATE A21-A28

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HOME FOR A VETERAN able housing organization hired by the city Mets’ St. Lucie deal extended 25 years
to handle the vetting of the veteran applica-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 tions and ultimately the lottery. St. Lucie County Commissioners generated from hotel, RV site and/or
unanimously approved a new Facili- condo stays within St. Lucie County for
said, explaining that their two boys, ages 10 Port St. Lucie and GENESYS received 29 ties Use Agreement (FUA) with the New less than six months.
and 7, are finding it increasingly difficult to applications, but only four met all the nec- York Mets to provide $55 million in ren-
be uprooted when their dad is reassigned. essary requirements for consideration. The ovations to Tradition Field and keep “We are excited about the modern-
three others who qualified were Army vet- professional baseball in Port St. Lucie ization of the facility which will signifi-
“I always thought we could tough it out,” eran Sheila Bradly of St. Lucie County; Army for another 25 years. cantly improve the fan experience,” said
Concepcion said, but the boys are having veteran William Benjamin of Fort Pierce; and New York Mets COO Jeff Wilpon. “St.
difficulty adjusting. As part of Furthermore the new agreement pro- Lucie County will remain a destination
his Coast Guard duties, Ray- Becca Layne and vides a substantial increase, roughly for hundreds of thousands of Mets fans
mond Concepcion spends as Mayor Gregory $400,000 a year, in promotional efforts for years to come.”
much as six months a year on Oravec call Raymond by the New York Mets to promote St.
the water, away from his wife Concepcion with the Lucie County as a tourist destination St. Lucie County staff will now begin
and children. within the critical New York market. the process to apply for the $20 million
good news. in state funding and move forward on
“It is a tough decision to Under the terms of the new agree- hiring a project manager and architect
make,” Cassie said of moving PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN ment, St. Lucie County will be seeking to oversee the $55 million in renova-
the boys – again – to Port St. a $60 million bond, which includes $55 tions to Tradition Field.
Lucie and leaving her hus- Marine Corps veteran Pete Banach of Kis- million for new construction and ren-
band in the Keys. Ultimately, simmee. ovations to Tradition Field – the spring Owned and operated by St. Lucie
she feels it’s the right choice training home of the New York Mets and County’s Parks, Recreation and Facilities
for her young family, saying Mayor Gregory Oravec, after the ceremo- the summer home of the Florida State Department, Tradition Field is located
“the Keys are isolated and surrounded by ny, said that it bothered him the city could League St. Lucie Mets. Over the 25-year at 525 NW Peacock Blvd., Port St. Lucie.
sin.” not provide a home for all four veteran fami- timeframe of the agreement, St. Lucie Originally built as Thomas J. White Sta-
lies. He said he plans to work with the city to County will pay 53 percent; the Mets will dium, the complex has been the spring
She added that there aren’t many fami- come up with a plan to address the need for be pay 35 percent and the State of Flor- training home of the New York Mets
ly-friendly things happening in Key West. By veteran housing. ida will pay 12 percent. This agreement and summer home of the Florida State
comparison, Port St. Lucie prides itself on and construction project is contingent League St. Lucie Mets since it opened
being “a city for all ages.” Already, though, Port St. Lucie has four va- on the State of Florida providing a $20 in 1988. In addition to hosting profes-
cant lots purchased through the Neighbor- million grant over the next 20 years. sional baseball games, the complex can
Though the other three entrants did not hood Stabilization Program – and funded The county’s contributions toward the hold more than 7,000 people and has
win this home, located at 680 SE Walters Ter- with federal dollars – that are earmarked for construction will be paid for with por- been used for numerous community
race, they have gone through the process to future residential development specifically tions of the 5-cent hotel tax, which is events, festivals and fundraisers. 
become eligible for Veterans Administration for veterans. 
funding and could now buy a home with ­– CONTRIBUTED
assistance if they so choose, according to
Denise Weathers of GENESYS Community
Development Corp., the nonprofit afford-

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COUNCIL SIGNS OFF
ON TACTICAL ROBOT

BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer
[email protected]

Sometime in the near future, the Port
St. Lucie Police Department will welcome
a new recruit – a tactical robot.

The City Council Monday night unan-
imously approved the department’s re-
quest for $30,000 to be paired with a
$24,200 grant to purchase the machine.
The request was placed on the council’s
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I am deeply honored and truly humbled by the support of so many people
because they recognized and shared my concerns for our city. I didn’t win, but
I still intend to serve our city by giving voice to our shared concerns.
Now it falls onto the new council to navigate through numerous issues going forward, and I want to wish the
city council success in making the right choices.
Regardless of who you voted for, it is important that more people engage with our government, because
that’s what makes government better. I would like to share some interesting statistics with you. There are
approximately 114,000 registered voters in the City of Port St. Lucie, about 23,000 did not vote at all, and of
the voters who voted for President, about 20,000 didn’t vote in the City Council race.
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LITTLE IRONMEN “There is a bigger purpose for fundraiser ran smoothly. One While Mike Adams has been Mike,
something that is so hard to en- such volunteer was profession- able to secure work that allows Lori,
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 dure,” she said. “I’m in awe. God al clown Lisa Roth, who oversaw him flexibility to take care of the Elenia,
has a way of bringing people to- one of the bounce houses. “They boys, Lori is the primary day-to- Cadence
Surveying the crowd of people gether.” are adorable,” she said of the Ad- day family operator, taking Ca- and Asher
who descended on Project X Fit- ams boys, adding that it “broke dence and Asher to their numer- Adams.
ness on SE Huffman Road, Lori That was exactly what went my heart” to think of their plight. ous therapy appointments and
Adams struggled. “There’s no real through Agnes Palmer’s mind managing the logistics of their
words” to adequately capture when she came up with the idea Because there is no cure, Ca- needs.
what she feels for the support the for the fundraiser. She met the dence and Asher can only have
community has given her family. family through a mutual friend, their symptoms and complica- “It’s going to get harder and
“Thank you isn’t enough.” and through a series of seemingly tions treated and managed. harder,” Mike Adams said of the
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as Russell Blackburn’s contract has been four years; his immediate predecessor, Jeff
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jumped onto the couch an at-
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terfly,” and when you see her you know Pee-On in a family portrait of hilarious.
“I also love camping with
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Wheel! Do you recall that big
Daisy’s a tiny Spaniel, very delicate, tor was brought to France from hurry-cane?”
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with a silky black and white coat with Spain and adopted by the French Well, we invited two neighbors and
their pooches – Brodie, a Lab, and Annie,
brown trim. The butterfly part is her queen, Marie Antoinette, who a Yorkie (she’s smaller than a pint of pea-
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WOOF! those ears are PAWsome! They day she went to get a haircut and trip. We had a BALL. When me and Dad
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“Also to pooches,” I thought to myself.
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Soon as we knocked, we heard lotsa hood, je ne me souviens pas beau- when I was little(er). I chewed a hole in it
and pulled out all the stuffings. Now I get
woofing and the clicky sound of little toe- coup, I don’t remember much. to sleep with them.”
I couldn’t believe it was time to go. “It
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Djibouti calls: Cardio nurse has world of experience

BY TOM LLOYD | Staff Writer Don Willems; at right, Willems by the Gulf of Aden. “In combat,” explains the 35-year-old sports injuries in a single day than the
[email protected] Willems, “you’re just trying to stabilize average state-side doctor might see in a
PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE somebody and get them back behind the week. Or even a month.
As an intermediate cardiac care nurse lines for better care,” but in a relatively se-
at the Indian River Medical Center, Don tions – including drone strikes – through- cure place like Djibouti, he says, “you’re “Every time you have a group of soldiers
Willems deals mainly with older patients out the Persian Gulf region. sort of stuck with the whole ball of wax for together,” says Willems, “they’re going to
who have suffered heart attacks or are re- a while.” find a way to play sports and they’re going
covering from major cardiac procedures. So, for the past 11 months, Sgt. Willems to find a way to get injured. Without fail.
As a sergeant in the U.S. Army reserves, it’s put his skills in cardio telemetry and elec- That “whole ball of wax” can include or- You see so many rolled and sprained an-
an entirely different ballgame. trocardiography aside to take care of the dinary illnesses and accidents and more
soldiers manning that bastion. CONTINUED ON PAGE A19
Willems’ most recent deployment with
the second battalion of the Florida Na- “I’m the platoon sergeant for the medi-
tional Guard’s 124th infantry regiment cal platoon,” Willems continues, “so I’m in
took him almost 8,000 miles east of the charge of about 40 medics.”
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and dry. And everything is pretty much
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Heck, she managed two kids, a full-time
job and got her master’s degree while I
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BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer for entertaining. The center island and gen-
[email protected] erous counter space are granite and there
are lots of wood cabinets. There is a double
It is easy to think you’re at your own very oven, a breakfast bar and an eating area, and
private resort when you walk into 8816 Bally it’s easy to imagine the hostess in the kitch-
Bunion Road in Spyglass in PGA. The paved en and the host at the grill at poolside, serv-
circular drive leads to a courtyard and a ing adult guests or hosting a birthday party.
large screened porch with a pool, spa, wa- A large family room that is also adjacent
terfalls and an outdoor kitchen, including a to the pool area completes the picture of a
built-in grill. You’ll be tempted to stay there family enjoying the Florida lifestyle without
and go no further, but you’d miss a lot.

The main house, and yes, I said main leaving home. A laundry room with a sink

house, has three bedrooms and three full and lots of storage space is conveniently lo-

baths and a powder room. There is also a cated for the entire family.

guest house which has a complete bedroom The three bedrooms in the main house

and its own bath. include two that could be rooms for kids,

Inside the main house entrance, you step guests, an exercise room, office or man

on porcelain tile with mosaic embellish- cave. The master bedroom, a spacious

ments. The living room, 20-by-18, and the 18-by-15, is separate from the rest of the

dining room, 15-by-12, look onto a wall of bedrooms for privacy and overlooks the

windows that open onto views of the golf golf course, shielded by the landscaping. It

course, but the lush landscaping keeps it has wood floors and commodious built-in

very private. In the back is an expansive closets with hanging shelves and drawers.

fenced-in area which is perfect for kids and The master bath has a soaking tub and two

dogs to play under watchful eyes. separate sinks and vanities. The one for the

SM The kitchen comes in at 15-by-13, but lady of the house is larger and has space for

looks larger and is perfect for a family or a chair for her to sit and fuss with hair and

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TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES

TOP SALES OF THE WEEK

Election week was a modest one on the local real estate front, as nine single-family residences and lots changed
hands from Nov. 7-11.

The top sale of the week in Port St. Lucie was the home at 8937 Champions Way. Originally on the market in
October for $374,900, this 3-bedroom, 2-bathoom, 2,128-square-foot residence sold for $360,000 on Nov. 10.

The week’s second-best sale was the abode at 474 NW Blue Lake Drive. First listed in September for $319,900,
this 3-bedroom, 2.5-bathoom, 2,545-square-foot house fetched $312,500 on Nov. 9.

SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND LOTS ORIGINAL SELLING
PRICE

TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD $360,000
$312,500
PORT SAINT LUCIE 8937 CHAMPIONS WAY 10/10/2016 $374,900 11/10/2016 $302,550
PORT SAINT LUCIE 474 NW BLUE LAKE DRIVE 9/23/2016 $319,900 11/9/2016 $269,610
PORT SAINT LUCIE 411 NW SHOREVIEW DRIVE 10/11/2015 $337,500 11/8/2016 $258,500
PORT SAINT LUCIE 10080 ROEHAMPTON COURT 7/28/2016 $275,890 11/8/2016 $245,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 629 SW INDIAN KEY DRIVE 4/8/2016 $264,000 11/10/2016 $238,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 5845 NW ALPHA COURT 8/24/2016 $272,899 11/9/2016 $225,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 1536 SW MOCKINGBIRD CIRCLE 8/30/2016 $239,950 11/7/2016 $201,100
PORT SAINT LUCIE 115 NW PLEASANT GROVE WAY 5/18/2015 $209,900 11/9/2016
PORT SAINT LUCIE 5818 NW DOOLEY CIRCLE 9/4/2015 $240,000 11/10/2016

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Coming Up! GET PSYCHED FOR
‘NIGHT WATCH’
BACKUS GOES
FORTH WITH NEW Students at
CUBAN EXHIBIT Indian River State
College rehearse a
BY MICHELLE GENZ | Staff Writer scene from the
[email protected] upcoming production
of the psychological
1 With a potential presiden- thriller ‘Night Watch’
tial U-turn on travel to by Lucille Fletcher.
Cuba looming after last week’s Standing/kneeling:
election, Fort Pierce’s A.E. Back- Kyle Caglioni, Austin
us Museum is providing an in- Peer, Michael Hurst,
terim trip via the photography Kayman Davis;
and sculpture of a private collec- sitting on couch:
tor. Nicole Hernandez,
The exhibit, The Light in Cu- Shannon Maloney.
ban Eyes, is based on a mono-
graph of the same title by Mad- PHOTO COURTESY OF KELLY FISCHER
eleine Plonsker, who with her
husband Harvey has been col- BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Correspondent The thriller “Night Watch,” by Lucille convinced that she has seen the body of a
lecting art from the recently ac- [email protected] Fletcher, starts in a familiar way. Elaine dead man in the window across the way. Has
cessible island for more than a Wheeler is suffering from insomnia and pac- she?
decade. Her 2015 exhibit in San The problem with writing about psycho- es the floor of her Manhattan townhouse.
Francisco caught the eye of the logical thrillers is that you have to be very Troubling memories and vague fears keep The police are summoned, but only find
Backus’ executive director, Kath- careful what you say. Say too much and her awake. Her husband tries to comfort an empty chair. Elaine then sees another
leen Frederick, who arranged you’ve given the game away. In the process, her, but when he steps away, Elaine screams, body, and everybody becomes convinced
to meet Plonsker for three days you’ve made readers very angry!
in Chicago. There, Frederick se- CONTINUED ON PAGE B6
lected the 75 works destined for
this weekend’s opening, which
includes a Cuban-themed donor
party Saturday night and a pub-
lic reception Sunday from 1 p.m.
to 4 p.m.
The exhibit marks the muse-

CONTINUED ON PAGE B2

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COMING UP sker will be on hand to sign copies. day from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The exhib- 4 There is nothing snarky about the
it will be on view through Jan. 4. puppy that appears at the end of
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 2 In West Palm Beach, an exhibit of the remarkable play “The Curious Inci-
photographs of a very American The center, which offers lectures, dent of the Dog in the Night-Time.” The
workshops and an exclusive Leica shop national tour stops at West Palm’s Kravis
um’s reopening after a five-month closure phenomenon spans the same era that along with exhibits, is now housed in a Center this week, and if it isn’t sold out by
26,000-square-foot facility that is part the time you see this, go. Or at least buy
for renovation and expansion. It features saw the Cubans capturing their struggle of West Palm’s City Center on Clematis the book.
Street. It is open daily except for Sunday. Based on the best-selling short novel
works dating back to Cuba’s so-called on film. “Dead Images: Photographs of by Mark Haddon, it has been brilliantly
3 It’s been six months since Graham adapted for the stage – no small feat – by
“special period” in the early 1990s follow- the Grateful Dead” opens this weekend at Nash and David Crosby had it out Simon Stephens. Directed by Marianne
over some disputed entries in Nash’s 2013 Elliott (who also directed and won a Tony
ing the fall of the Soviet Union when funds the Palm Beach Photographic Centre. autobiography, putting the kibosh on for “War Horse”), “Curious Incident” won
hopes for a reunion tour of Crosby, Stills five Tony awards including Best Play.
suddenly dried up for the island nation, The collection is from the archives of and Nash anytime soon. In the meantime, The show runs at Kravis through a Sun-
we get more David again: He’s performing day matinee. 
leaving residents in dire poverty. Made- rock photographer Robbi Cohn, who shot at Stuart’s Lyric Theatre Tuesday.

leine Plonsker has for years been a patron bands starting in the 1980s. In 1993, she

of Cuban fine-art photographers. Her bi- became the first photographer licensed

lingual book includes works of 50 Cuban by the Grateful Dead and her work was

photographers and is the first work pub- used on everything from CDs to the tags

lished in the U.S. with the support of the on Jerry Garcia neckties.

Cuban Ministry of Culture. Sunday, Plon- It has its opening night reception Fri-

Jazz Events
JAZZ JAMS JAZZ JAMS
Leslie Levy, far left, and the team at Style Encore in Stuart.
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Black Box 6:30 -9:30PM
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117 S. 2nd Street, Ft. Pierce
Full Bar available • 7-10PM EVERY OTHER
WEDNESDAY
$7 Cover, Member $6
Nov. 30 • Dec. 14, 28
EVERY TUESDAY Jan. 11, 25 • Feb. 8, 22

Nov. 22, 29 • Dec. 6, 13, 20, 27
Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 • Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28

Local entrepreneur Leslie Levy of Style brand’s focus on providing a consistent,
Encore in Stuart earned a Sales Excellence
Award at the franchisor’s Annual Confer- positive customer experience. “Our goal
ence, held Nov. 2-4 in Charlotte, N.C.
is to continually work to improve our cus-
“This award tops off another great year
for Style Encore in Stuart,” said Levy. “Lo- tomers’ experience” said Baustian. “This
cal women look to our store as a place to
both sell and buy gently used women’s award is recognition of the success that
clothing, accessories, shoes and hand-
bags. It felt really great to again this year Leslie and her store team has achieved in
be the top-selling Style Encore in the na-
tion! We just love the ladies who shop with supporting that goal.”
us and who sell to us! We take great pride
For more information, and/or updates go to: www.jazzsociety.org in what we do and in the relationships we “Winning this award motivates me to
build.”
The Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society is dedicated to its mission of keeping two reach for even higher goals next year,” said
great American music art forms alive in our communities and schools through Susan Baustian, director of the Style
Encore brands, credits strong sales to the Levy. “Everyone at Style Encore Stuart is
Jam sessions, concerts, festivals, master classes and scholarship awards.
dedicated to building a stronger business

and providing a great buying and selling

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A ‘PLUM’ ASSIGNMENT: GO SEE ST. LUCIE BALLET’S ‘NUTCRACKER’

BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Correspondent Katharine Barkman, principal ballerina with it at the Lyric. Reinhard von Rabenau, a principal at
[email protected] Ballet Manila, will dance the role of the Sugar the Minnesota Ballet, will dance the role of the Cava-
Plum Fairy when the St. Lucie Ballet presents lier and Idael German from Ballet Florida will be Herr
It’s that most wonderful time of the year, when ‘The Nutcracker’ at the Sunriseheatre Dec. 9-10.
thoughts turn to family and friends and visions of Drosselmeyer.
sugar plum fairies. Well, if the latter has not crossed PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ST. LUCIE BALLET Oquendo is proud of her school’s presen-
your mind, the St. Lucie Ballet is ready to put danc-
ing mice and Spanish dancers and handsome princes tation, developed over nine years, which is a
and, yes, sugar plum fairies on stage for you and the full-length rendering of the ballet, based on a
young ones in your life. fairy tale by E.T.A. Hoffman and set to the wonderful
music of Tchaikovsky.
The ballet will present Tchaikovsky’s “The Nut- “This full-length, fun, colorful and spectacular
cracker” Dec. 9-10 at the Sunrise Theatre and Dec. 23 ballet has beautiful scenery, dazzling costumes and
at the Lyric Theatre. Getting dressed up to go into New spectacular special effects,” she said. “St. Lucie Bal-
York City to see it each year was a highlight of the sea- let productions are prepared with quality and atten-
son for me, and is a wonderful introduction to the joys tion to every detail. The full-length production fills
of classical music and live performances. the theater with joyous ovations and applause. ‘The
Nutcracker’ displays gorgeous backdrops, exquisite
The St. Lucie Ballet was started in 2004 by dancers props, beautiful costumes, dazzling special effects
Lydia Oquendo and her husband, Rogelio Corrales. and exciting choreography for all ages.”
Both had danced with the Minnesota Ballet in Duluth, If you’re looking for an early holiday gift or a way to
but the harsh winters sent the Florida-born Oquen- entertain visiting friends and relatives, consider a trip
do and the Cuban-born Corrales looking for warmer to the Sunrise or Lyric. You’ll be making memories.
climes. There were many dancing schools in Miami,
where they first considered opening a school, and The St. Lucie Ballet presents “The Nutcracker” Dec.
many were run by friends. They chose Port St. Lucie as 9-10 at the Sunrise Theatre, 117 S. Second St., Fort
a place where people were settling and where a ballet Pierce. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25-
school would fill a need. $35. Call 772-461-4775 or order online at www.sun-
risetheatre.com.
Connections the two have in the dancing world
have enabled them to bring in international guest art- The ballet company will present “The Nutcracker” at
ists. This year, Katharine Barkman, principal balleri- the Lyric Theatre, 59 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart, Dec. 23
na from Ballet Manila in the Philippines, will dance at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25-$35. Call 772-286-7827 or
the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy at the Sunrise, and order online at www.lyrictheatre.com. 
Claudia Lezcano from the Sarasota Ballet will perform

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CHORALE PRESENTS MUSIC OF THE WORLD

BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Correspondent “We have a nice blend of old and young the old. ber at IRSC and she will lead the Chorale in
[email protected] composers, languages and musical styles “Noche De Lluvia” is based “Oh Glory,” a medley of African-American
and genres.” gospel music. She will solo perform a solo.
Each year, Dale Rieth and the Indian upon a fanciful poem from
River State College Chorale present a con- The program opens with “When Mu- Uruguay. It depicts a rainy The Indian River State College Chorale,
cert that celebrates music from around the sic Sounds” by David Dickau, a Minnesota night and asks the listener to under the direction of Dale Rieth, presents
world. Rieth, an ethnomusicologist, likes composer and choral director. Rieth chose pay attention and listen to the “Music from Around the Globe” Nov. 20 at
to bring us music, some familiar and some this piece, not only for the music, but for the wind and the rain. 2 p.m. at the McAlpin Fine Arts Center, 3209
not, which reminds us that music is the uni- text, which reads, in part: Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce. Tickets are $10 for
versal language. “Mon Coeur,” or “My Heart,” was written subscription holders and $15 for non-sub-
“When music sounds, gone is the earth I by Orlando di Lasso in the 16th century. It scribers. Call 1-800-220-9915 or order online
On Nov. 20, the Chorale will present “Mu- know, will be followed by a 20th century American at www.irsc.edu. Click Visitors and Shows. 
sic from Around the Globe.” Rieth spoke re- madrigal based on a Shakespearean text.
cently about the concert and then sent over Beauty dims my waking eyes, and all that
notes to give a fuller explanation of some of I was, I am-that, and more.” It’s getting to be that time of year, and
the less-familiar works. Rieth and his singers pay homage to the
Next up is “Ignea Vis,” or “Fiery Force,” season with “Comfort Ye,” a 16th century
“We are, once again, endeavoring to of- a very different sort of work from a young tune set to a text from Isaiah and “When
fer our audience a mix of sounds and styles composer, J. Michael Saunders. It is based Shepherds Watched,” a familiar hymn set to
which should serve to bridge cultural and upon the text and music of Hildegard of a new tune.
generational gamuts,” he said. Bingen, a 12th century nun and visionary,
but it includes a blending of the new and Rachel Carter is a new voice faculty mem-

‘NIGHT WATCH’ Watch” at the Wynne Black Box Theatre about this one. I think the psychological no the assistant to both Fischer and Perry,
Dec. 8-10. Kelly Fischer, a recent IRSC grad- component behind it makes it very excit- “I have an extraordinary cast,” Fisch-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 uate, is directing the play as part of the ing. When you’re watching the show, you
school’s Directing Initiative. She spoke re- might think you can guess, but there are so er said. “They are absolutely amazing and
that she is having a breakdown. A psychia- cently about why she chose this play. many twists and turns that you never really hard-working.”
trist and her husband have her committed. know.”
That’s all I’m going to tell you, except that “For the Directing Initiative, the project Indian River State College presents “Night
there is also a house guest, a sinister neigh- requires three shows,” she said. “The first The cast includes Shannon Maloney as Watch” by Lucille Fletcher at the Wynne
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Watch’ or ‘Time Stands Still.’ When we read Lindsey Mercado. Anthony Natoli, Nicole scription holders and $15 for non-subscrib-
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JazzScat: This holiday season, bestow the gift of music

From the moment you heard your first there is something magical weekly Jazz Jam concerts at you Waterside Blues, the autumn edi-
lullaby to the song you’ve found yourself about music that makes the Sunrise Black Box The- tion, which featured Bluestone, a rock-
humming over and over again all day it so special to each of us. atre in historic downtown ing blues-based band which practically
long today, there is something magical Perhaps that’s part of why Fort Pierce, the alternate melted the pavement and heated up the
and mysterious about music and the way music is the perfect gift for Wednesday evening Jazz water on Melody Lane on a Sunday after-
it impacts our lives. It’s more than just Fort Pierce Jazz and Blues Jams at the Port St. Lucie noon. You brought the lawn chairs and
a soundtrack for our activities and oc- Society to share with you Botanical Gardens, or the blankets, and we provided an afternoon
casions – much more. There are stories this holiday season and the regular master classes and of amazing music at no charge as our
of individuals battling memory-relat- perfect gift for you to share performances we provide to way of thanking you for supporting us
ed illnesses like Alzheimer’s who can’t with others. local school children, clubs all year long.
remember their names but know every and civic organizations, the
word of a song they learned as children. All year long, members music is always our gift to On Tuesday, Dec. 13, the Black Box
Still others can be instantly transported of the Fort Pierce Jazz and our community. Theatre will be swinging big-time as
to another time and space with just a few Blues Society – comprised jazz vocalist extraordinaire Lisa Kel-
notes of music that sparks a long-bur- of professional musicians In addition to the reg- ly and trumpeter J.B. Scott bring down
ied memory. Even youngsters use mu- and amateurs who simply ular performances, we do the house with music from New Orle-
sic to help them study, putting the state admit to loving music – our best to offer special ans to the Classics of Swing right there
names and capitols or parts of speech to work hard to bring you scores of oppor- concerts and performances through- in the middle of historic downtown Fort
music to help assist in memorizing. Yes, tunities to enjoy live music throughout out the year to make you smile and tap Pierce! It’s an evening of music you’ll be
the Treasure Coast. Whether it’s our your toes. A few weeks ago, we brought talking about for at least another year,

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and it’s only available to the first 200 and Blues offers all year long is one you
people who walk through the door at the
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you dancing in the moonlight as the
smell of the crackling campfire harkens music in the form of a membership to
back to holidays of your youth.
the Fort Pierce Jazz and Blues Society.
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Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce. 772-633-2780. fishes of the Manatee Center and learn how ty.” St Lucie Civic Center, 9221 SE
18 Concert to Honor our Veterans. St. they swim, eat and live! Manatee Center staff Civic Center Pl., Port St. Lucie. A great night of
Lucie West Centennial High School. 19 Palm City Green Market. Every Sat- will be feeding and talking about our seahors- music and dancing to classic rock from the ’60s,
Musical performances by SLW Centennial’s Ea- urday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Immanuel es, clownfish, baby snappers, and many more ’70s and ’80s. $5 in advance, $6 at the door Full
gle Choir, Concert band, Jazz band, Symphonic Lutheran Church, 2655 Immanuel Dr., Palm City. including Eli the moray eel and Big Red the gi- liquor cash bar; snacks for sale.7 p.m. to 10
winds and Eagle Regiment Marching Band un- ant red hermit crab. 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. p.m. 772 807-4488; 772 807-4499.
der the direction of Brian Hoce. 7 p.m. at SLW 22 Farm to Fork Fresh Market. Trea-
Centennial High School Auditorium, 1485 SW sure Coast Research Park, 2199 S First course:
Cashmere Blvd., Port St Lucie. Free. Rock Rd, Fort Pierce. Featuring local fruits and
vegetables, meats, honey and much more. Best Choice of: Soup of the day, House Salad or Caesar Salad
19 Port Salerno Green Market. Every Sat- of all, it’s completely free to stop by, wander
urday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. St. Luke’s Epis- around and shop to your heart’s content for ENTREES (choose one):
copal Church 5150 Railway Ave., Port Salerno. fresh, locally produced vegetables, fruits and
goodies, all while listening to members of the Prix-Fixe Rigatoni a La Vodka Wild Mushroom Risotto
19 Indian River State College Annual De- Fort Pierce Jazz and Blues Society playing your
signer Tag Sale. Hands-on educational favorite songs. 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. 15$ 95 Rigatoni tossed with prosciutto, peas, and Arborio rice, tossed with Cremini, Shitake,
opportunity to raise money for student scholar- per person mushrooms, finished in a vodka cream sauce and Portobello mushrooms, with Asiago
ships and benefit IRSC Interior Design Program. 22 Fin-Tastic Fish Feeding. Manatee cheese and white truffle oil
Observation Center, 480 N Indian Every day starting at 2 pm. Eggplant Rollatini
RECORD TOURISM Must be seated by 5:30pm Chicken Florentine
YEAR FOR COUNTY Two pieces of eggplant, stuffed with Ricotta,
topped with melted Mozzarella in a Thinly-pounded chicken topped with spinach
San Marzano tomato sauce and goat cheese, served in a sherry wine sauce

Spaghetti and Meatballs Chicken Parmigiana

Home-made meatballs tossed with spaghetti Breaded chicken cutlet topped with melted
in a San Marzano tomato sauce Mozzarella cheese in a San Marzano tomato
sauce
Tortellini Tri Colore
Chicken Francese
Cheese tortellini tossed in a San Marzano
tomato sauce Egg-battered chicken, finished
in a white wine lemon herb sauce
Cheese Manicotti
Chicken Marsala
Pasta stuffed with Asiago,
Mozzarella, and Ricotta cheeses, topped Thinly-pounded chicken, sautéed in a sweet
with San Marzano tomato sauce Marsala and mushroom sauce

Chicken & Mushroom Tortellini Salmon Piccata

Pasta stuffed with chicken and Porcini Grilled salmon, topped with
mushrooms, topped with cherry tomatoes, capers, artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, and
prosciutto, and peas, served in with tomato mushrooms, in a white wine lemon herb sauce
blush sauce

St. Lucie County Tourism Office expe- “Your Bar Open Late
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revenue for the 2015-16 budget year, com-
pared to the previous record-breaking year. Salon” *Menu time and prices subject to change 2016
The office, which handles the marketing to 20% gratuity will be added to parties of six or more
promote St. Lucie County as a tourist des- Hair Stylists • Colorists Consuming raw or undercooked animal proteins may be hazardous to your health Best Italian Restaurant
tination, set a new high, bringing in $3.69 Hair Texture & Nail Technicians Best Early Bird
million in bed tax revenue. All Chemical Services Include Style LiveMenu not available on holidays and special events.
Entertainment
St. Lucie County hotels, resorts, condos Specials*
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to collect a 5 percent “bed tax” on all stays • Haircut, Style,
less than six months. These funds are used 1 Facial Area Wax 9pm to Close on Patio
to pay for tourism-related capital projects,
the maintenance and operation of tour- $40.00 HAPPY HOUR 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm Daily
ism-related facilities, as well as marketing $3.75 Well Liquor Cocktails $2.00 Domestic beers $3.00 Import Beers
and promotional activities for St. Lucie • Haircut, Gloss & Style $3.75 Copper Ridge house wines • Budweiser • Bud Light • Corona
County. $5.00 New Amsterdam Vodka • Miller Lite • Coors Light
$45.00 $5.00 Bacardi Rum • Yuengling • Michelob • Corona Light
“The most encouraging data is the $5.00 Tanqueray Gin • Heineken
growth we saw during our off-season • Color, Cut, Accent Foils $5.00 Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Ultra • Coors Cutter
months in June, July, August and Septem- $5.00 Dewar’s Scotch • Stella Artois
ber. These months showed double-digit $80.00 (Non-alcoholic) • Peroni
percentage growth in hotel occupancy, av- $2.00 dollar upcharge for Martinis, Manhattans, and straight liquor rock pours
erage daily rates and revenue per available *New Clients Only • Amstel Light
room,” said Charlotte Bireley, director of
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September 2016 was the best September 1006 Port St. Lucie Blvd. • Port St. Lucie
in bed tax collections in the history of the
tax, setting a new high, generating more Solutions from Games Pages ACROSS DOWN
than $209,532 in bed tax. in November 10, 2016 Edition 5 SHORE 1 JOKE
6 OFTEN 2 DESIRE
“This past year, we focused much of our 8 MATERIAL 3 FOLLOW
marketing efforts during the off-season 9 EELS 4 STRENGTH
months, so we are encouraged to see that 10 RESCUE 5 STAGE
these efforts are paying off. We also worked 12 WAGONS 7 NYLON
closely with the Treasure Coast Sports 13 ASSENT 11 CHESTNUT
Commission, our partner agency that at- 16 SPHERE 14 SNOOP
tracts sporting events to the area to gener- 18 SOFT 15 TICKET
ate hotel room nights. ... It all came togeth- 19 CHARCOAL 16 SNAPPY
er for another record-breaking year,” stated 21 PAUSE 17 REACT
Chris Dzadovsky, County Commissioner 22 POINT 20 CHIP
and chairman of the Tourist Development
Council. Sudoku Page 54 Sudoku Page 55 Crossword Page 54 Crossword Page 55 (SWAPPING SPREE)

For more information on St. Lucie County
tourism, call Charlotte Bireley, at 772-462-
1539 or email [email protected]

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70 Air over Ayr 18 Monochromatic 74 Actor McClure
1 Fugue master 71 “___ the Chief” 19 The principles 76 A pronoun
7 Get the juice 72 Landlady 77 Bart and Brenda
14 Prop for a spill 73 On the agenda and policies of 79 French fountain
20 The perfect place 74 Indulges idly (in) Argentina, once
21 Haydn’s home 75 “___ the bag” 27 Got rid of pen
22 European Space 76 Old Testament 29 “___ bodkins!” 80 Ramon Estevez,
33 Explode
Agency rocket tongue 34 Least furnished now
23 Last name in 77 Dostoevski 36 “You said it!” 82 Take ___ from
37 Devilfish
Wonderland heroine 38 Composer one’s book
24 Sad songs 78 I Kid You Not Edgard whom 83 Rise and shine
25 Noted sew-and- Frank Zappa 84 Leaves as is
author Jack quoted on 86 The Giving Tree
sew? 79 Sewn-on spangle most of his
26 Representative 80 Button albums author Silverstein
28 Browning opening 81 Falls behind 39 Wearing 87 Make batter
30 Army type, briefly 85 A Khan 40 Oxygen-seeking 88 Acknowledge
31 Church area 86 Plays a ukulele microorganism 90 Mao successor?
32 Ice move 87 Common floor 41 Did over, as a 92 ___ notch
33 Guilty of a Deadly sketch
covering 42 Irons on film (slightly higher)
Sin 89 Shoeing shop 43 Advanced
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35 ___-on The Washington Post93 Touch the clouds,46 A cure-all, say
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43 Cuomo and Puzo 96 Risky whisky 54 Tell
44 Ogling sort 97 Twin Peaks 55 Office folks, Italian Silver
45 Monet ami briefly Jewelry
46 Pitcher’s woe composer 57 Baptism
47 Eve or Enoch Badalamenti sponsoree
48 Mikrokosmos 98 Thomas ___ Eliot 58 A nut for Chinese
99 Strings of wins cooking
composer 61 Gentleman’s
49 Gives in on DOWN agreement?
50 Actress Diana 1 Herod’s realm 62 Term of
51 The only time that 2 Bamboozle endearment
3 Turkeys 63 Rain dance, for
garbage trucks 4 Pieman’s trash one
can pick up and 5 Single out 65 Exhausting
drop dumpsters, it 6 KO punch 66 Term of
seems 7 Put (away) for the endearment
52 Treasurers of 67 “The Lion of
ancient Rome future Janina”
56 “When Will ___ 8 Cower 68 Robbie the
Loved?” 9 Lee Marvin and Robot, e.g.
57 Automatons 69 Testing, to a
58 Dart poison Oliver North were prospector
59 Volleyball need in it: abbr. 70 LP selection
60 10017, e.g. 10 Bikini time, 71 Silent-movie
62 Fine, white clay in France chase
63 PrompTer prelude 11 Famous cubist? vehicles
64 Does some 12 Anton Karas
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THE TRY MIGHT BE FOR SLAM, NOT GAME WEST NORTH EAST
Q52 KJ94 7
By Phillip Alder - Bridge Columnist QJ98 72 K 10 6 4 3
9873 K6 J5
Bjorn Borg said, “To win the last point in a grand slam tournament, that’s the most K2 AJ873 Q 10 9 5 4
beautiful and most satisfying feeling you can get as a tennis player.”
SOUTH
Many bridge players get nervous when contemplating a slam. But often playing in one A 10 8 6 3
is straightforward because you cannot afford (m)any losers. A5
A Q 10 4 2
The main keys for a good slam are fit and controls. To make a grand slam with no fit, 6
you will need most of the 40 high-card points. But with a good fit — or, even better, a
double fit — you will win more tricks than your combined point-count would suggest. Dealer: North; Vulnerable: Both
Also, you must know that the opponents cannot immediately defeat your contract.
The Bidding:
How do you uncover a double fit? By bidding carefully. What about controls? With
(Roman Key Card) Blackwood, often supplemented by control-bidding. SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST
1 Clubs Pass
In this week’s deal, after South’s one-spade response is raised, he immediately thinks 1 Spades Pass 2 Spades Pass OPENING
about a slam. But the diamond king is a big card. He can find out if partner holds it by 3 Diamonds Pass 4 Spades Pass
rebidding three diamonds. North will think this is a help-suit game-try, and if he has 4 NT Pass 5 Hearts Pass LEAD:
the diamond king, he will probably jump to four spades; but without that card, he will 6 Spades Pass Pass Pass Q Hearts
settle for three spades. Here, after hearing four spades, South uses RKCB to learn
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Against six spades, West leads the heart queen. South wins with his ace, draws
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continues with the diamond queen, discarding dummy’s heart loser. Then he can
claim, conceding one trump trick.

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WITH BALL FLIGHT, YOU’RE AT THE CONTROLS Kevin’s
Kures
As promised, our last “Kure” focused ly through the hitting area by increas- attributed to the angle of approach. Pri-
on the three most important dimensions ing your left forearm rotation. Pulls and marily our left arm and the shape it takes Kevin Perkins is a PGA Master Profession-
of impact that control the flight of the hooks: Hold off your rotation by holding coming into the ball control the angle of al. He operates his Golf Academy at The Ev-
ball: the direction the ball initially starts; more firmly with your left hand, creating approach. Here are some practical ad- ergreen Club, has hosted and produced his
the curvature of the golf ball; and the the feeling of not turning the left forearm justments you can makes to some com- own television and radio shows, and has au-
height or trajectory of the ball. over as you go through impact. mon mishits. Topped shots: Swing your thored the golf instructional book “Golf Ev-
left arm more downward, making sure eryone,” published by Hunter Textbooks. Per-
Let’s develop more thoroughly the The curvature of the ball: This is you take a slight divot. Fat shots: Swing kins may be reached at 561-301-3783. Email:
parts of the body that control these im- caused by the clubface being either open more level through the ball with your left [email protected] or visit his website at
pact dimensions, and give you some clear or closed to the clubhead path. The club- arm, trying to create a sweeping action www.kevinperkinsgolfacademy.com. 
and practical applications relative to the head path is controlled by the path of the only brushing the grass lightly.
ball flight. left arm swing, which can be influenced THANOKPDSEAGNYIVING
greatly by the alignment of your shoul- In summary, the most important posi-
The direction the ball initially starts: ders through impact. tion in golf is the impact position. Make $32
The initial direction is controlled by the adjustments to your left-hand position to
clubface position. The clubface position is Here are a few quick fixes for a ball that change the club face position, swing your
controlled by the position of the back of is curving too much: Slicing curve: Ro- left arm more one o’clock or 11 o’clock
the left hand. The back of the left hand is tate your left forearm more aggressively to make path adjustments and finally,
mirrored by the clubface. They have a par- through impact and swing your left arm change the up and down angle of the
allel relationship to one another. Whatev- more to a 1 o’clock position, while keep- arms to alter the height of the shot.
er the position of the left hand is facing, ing your left shoulder higher and your
so goes the position of the clubface. That right shoulder lower. Hooking curve:
is why a sound grip is so vital to achieving Hold off the rotation of your left forearm,
good results. You should see two knuck- while at the same time try to have your
les on the back of your left hand; another shoulders align down your target line and
reference is to point the “V” of your right stay more level, guarding against have
hand to your right collar bone. your left shoulder being too high through
impact.
Here are a few things you can do to
achieve better clubface positions to cor- Height or trajectory of the ball flight:
rect poor ball flight. Pushes and slices: Again, this is controlled by the contact
Rotate your left-hand more aggressive- points on the ball and clubface, which is

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