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9 DRUG-RELATED Cost cited as city holds off
ARRESTS MADE IN on body cameras for police
2 SEPARATE CASES
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer “That’s an awful large amount
[email protected] [email protected] of money,” Bolduc said.
Nine people were arrested in St. While more and more commu- For all the purported benefits
Lucie West over the last week in nities around the nation are add- body cameras seem to have, there
two separate drug-related cases. ing body cameras to police uni- are concerns, he said.
One stemmed from a complaint forms, neither the Port St. Lucie
about the smell of marijuana at a City Council nor the Port St. Lucie Cameras raise the issue of citi-
hotel, the other a not-so-routine Police Department is ready to take zen and officer privacy – think an
probation check. that step … yet. officer going into a citizen’s home
to deal with a domestic matter.
Four people were arrested at “There are so many issues to Bolduc said there is the possibility
the Sheraton PGA Vacation Resort be addressed,” Police Chief John of administration using the video
located at 8702 Champions Way Bolduc told the City Council to target specific officers, by por-
in PGA Village, all of them on fel- during a recent workshop. ing over video for any possible in-
ony charges that include, among fraction to be used for disciplinary
others, destroying or tampering Would cameras help with offi- reasons.
with evidence, possession of mar- cer – and community – account-
ijuana with intent to sell, and drug ability? Yes. Would cameras im- And, he said, video only cap-
possession without a prescrip- prove behavior on the part of both
tion. officers and citizens? CONTINUED ON PAGE A3
Yes. Would cameras
According to their combined Gold Star potentially reduce the
arrest reports, the hotel clerk re- memorial number of lawsuits
ceived multiple complaints about the department could
noise and the smell of marijuana, Gold Star Mother Maureen see? Yes.
which prompted the call to 911. Conte gets a hug from fellow
Gold Star Mother Karen Vaughn But at what cost?
When authorities arrived, after telling how she lost her Chief Bolduc esti-
they reported hearing music and son, Matthew, who died in Iraq, mated that a “turn-
smelling pot; when they knocked at the dedication of a monu- key” set-up would
on the door, one person cracked ment to Gold Star Families at have a $178,000 start-
the door open and then closed it Veterans Memorial Park in Port up cost and would
immediately. St. Lucie on Sunday. At right, cost the city nearly
Gold Star Mother Karen Zook $650,000 annually.
Authorities then heard sounds lays flowers on the wreaths at
of movements in the room and the newly unveiled memorial.
waited about 30 seconds before
the door re-opened, the reports PHOTOS: MITCH KLOORFAIN
Officials see benefits of half-cent sales tax ... but will voters?
The one who opened the door,
identified as Edwin Lewis Thomp- BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer price tag that leaves local leaders The increase, if it were approved, applied only to the first $5,000 of
son IV, 25, of Port St. Lucie, told [email protected] scratching their heads trying to would bring it to 7 percent. a purchase – or a maximum $25.
the officer he was the only one figure out how to afford.
in the room – though the officer It’s no surprise that the City of Unlike the Fire District refer- While the county would col-
could see via a large mirror three Port St. Lucie and St. Lucie County That’s where voters fit in. On endum that failed in the August lect an estimated $15.5 million in
other people moving in the mas- as a whole have more needs than Nov. 8, they’ll be asked whether Primary, the increased sales tax the first year of implementation,
funds. Road repairs and improve- or not they support raising the has an expiration date of 20 years those funds would be split four
CONTINUED ON PAGE A6 ments, sidewalk construction, wa- sales tax by a half-cent. Currently from Jan. 1, 2017. ways: St. Lucie County, City of Port
ter quality issues – they all carry a the sales tax rate is 6.5 percent.
The half-cent portion would be CONTINUED ON PAGE A10
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BODY CAMERAS FOR COPS The Port St. Lucie Police Department will not add body be if the city were hit with one or two “bad” ed out that the police department
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 cameras to police uniforms at this time. FILE PHOTOS lawsuits: “It might not be that bad a price.” is still working to update its radio
system, which fails them during
tures what the camera sees, which might He also suggested a pilot program Councilwoman Michelle Berger point- storms.
not align with what the officer sees. that could also allow them to assess
the feasibility of such a tool. Bolduc agreed, noting that the
The Port St. Lucie City Council had asked department is facing $1.8 million
Bolduc to look into the possibility of imple- Mayor Greg Oravec appeared to be worth of upgrades to the system.
menting body cameras within the depart- the only one on the Council willing to
ment. The price tag appeared to be a stum- move forward on cameras, noting that Along with body cameras, the
bling block for support. $650,000 is a “small part” of the police de- chief was asked to look into li-
partment’s budget. cense plate cameras. Currently, the
“This looks like a ‘wants’ situation,” department has one mobile unit
Councilwoman Shannon Martin said, not- He rhetorically asked what the cost could affixed to a police cruiser. It’s de-
ing that the department and city need to ployed throughout the city, check-
balance wants with needs. ing for plates that come back as
stolen or tied to someone with war-
Martin added that Port St. Lucie doesn’t rants.
have the types of issues other, larger com-
munities do and, therefore, a pressing need There are 23 major intersections
just doesn’t seem to be there for cameras. throughout Port St. Lucie, and even
“We’re just not there now,” she said. more points of entry/exit.
Vice Mayor Linda Bartz agreed, adding Putting cameras at each of
that other communities haven’t had the 23 major intersections would
technology in use long enough to know just cost between $805,000 and
how effective it would be. “I won’t even pre- $2.3 million, depending on
tend to know what you need,” Bartz said, the size of the intersection
addressing Chief Bolduc, adding that if the and other factors.
chief says the department needs cameras,
she could support it. Plus, the police depart-
ment would need to hire
Bolduc told the council that many of the staff to manage the cameras,
camera manufacturers allow departments the servers and the network
to test out the equipment before commit- connections, according to
ting to a purchase. It could be a way to fig- Bolduc.
ure out whether or not moving forward on
body cameras would be appropriate for the “It’s a very, very expensive
Port St. Lucie Police Department. proposition,” he told the Council. He said
such cameras would be worth further in-
vestigation in the future, but not now.
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ELECTRICAL DRUG ARRESTS The check was ordered for Sarah Lafram-
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GENERAL ELECTION Nov. 8th
My election opponent, John Carvelli, has published a full-page negative attack ad against me
containing misleading claims, misrepresented facts, and outright nonsense. I wish to respond
by highlighting the facts regarding the assets I will bring to the table as a new Port St. Lucie
Councilwoman this November.
I am a financial business professional and have the skill and experience needed to meticulously
research every issue before coming to a conclusion. My qualifications allow me to understand
our city’s economy and how to work to make it better. My financial and leadership skills will
help the city to keep our property taxes down. I have what it takes to work to help reduce our
mountain of debt. My word and handshake is something you can count on.
In their endorsement, TC Palm said that I have “a solid grasp of financial matters.”
And that my “background would be an asset to the council as it attempts to
navigate numerous fiscal challenges. Gausten also is a person of action. In
2015, she organized community efforts to oppose Compost USA, a controversial
compost plant that was proposed for western St. Lucie County.”
“I humbly ask for your vote. I will work hard,
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HALF-CENT SALES TAX “that ‘yes’ bubble” on the referendum. As basin that is flood-prone. Savage boulevards, with an unfunded price
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 a fiscal conservative he’d been having dif- The Cycle Street Pond would be 9.6 acres tag of $500,000. Already, the city has bud-
ficulty supporting the ballot question, but geted $800,000 for the project, but needs an
St. Lucie, City of Fort Pierce and St. Lucie he said of this referendum: “It’s not another of wet detention next to the E-3 canal, lo- extra $500,000 to fully fund the $1.3 million
Village. The county would keep approxi- forever tax.” cated just south of Crosstown Parkway be- construction project.
mately $7.7 million; Port St. Lucie would tween SW California and SW Cashmere. The
receive $6.2 million; and Fort Pierce would As for St. Lucie West-specific projects, east side of the pond would be flanked with The county, in working with both mu-
get $1.5 million. St. Lucie Village would re- there are two: Cycle Street Pond – a water a berm, which would separate it from the nicipalities, created an interactive website
ceive about $21,500. quality project, and Import Drive sidewalks canal. In the event of a major storm event, that explains how much revenue would
– from Gatlin Boulevard to Savage Boule- the canal’s water level would rise over the be collected and what, specifically, those
So what would Port St. Lucie do with its vard. The two projects have a combined berm and fill the pond, cutting the risk of funds could be used for. The website is
half-cent funds? The city has identified $25 $3.15 million in unfunded needs. flooding in the area, according to the city. www.slchalfcent.org.
million worth of unfunded work, including
$21 million for road repairs and reconstruc- Port St. Lucie officials have plans to im- The pond would also serve as a filter of “I’m really excited about it,” Council-
tion and $4 million for sidewalks, along prove water quality with the Cycle Street sorts, reducing nitrogen and phosphorus woman Michelle Berger said after seeing
with water quality projects. Pond project, which has an unfunded price levels in the water runoff before it eventual- the site during the recent workshop. She
tag of $2.65 million. The project would add ly flows to the Indian River Lagoon. said the site speaks plainly without gov-
Mayor Greg Oravec said during a recent stormwater storage and water treatment ernment jargon. “Whether it’s voted up or
workshop that he’s getting ever closer to to the city’s existing drainage system, in- PSL is also planning to use half-cent down,” she said, “people will have all the
cluding improvements to the E-3 drainage sales tax dollars to construct sidewalks information.”
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New early-voting location in CLINTON
St. Lucie West at Parks Edge SCHEDULED
St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elec- election will begin on Monday, Oct. 24, IN PSL TODAY
tions Gertrude Walker announced that and end on Sunday, Nov. 6. Early vot-
Parks Edge POA Clubhouse BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer Clinton will have a campaign office lo-
will serve as the newest ing locations and hours of [email protected] cated in Fort Pierce, joining one in Port St.
early voting location for the operation will be included Lucie that opened in July. Trump’s cam-
upcoming General Election on sample ballots scheduled Democratic presidential nominee Hillary paign opened an office at the Republican
to be held on Tuesday, Nov. to be mailed to all voters on Clinton will be somewhere in St. Lucie Coun- National Campaign office in Port St. Lucie
8. The Club House is locat- Oct. 13, or by visiting slce- ty campaigning sometime today, coming off earlier this month.
ed at 3201 SW Landale Blvd. lections.com. Monday’s debate against GOP presidential
off Darwin Boulevard. nominee Donald Trump. While Clinton will make stops in both
For additional informa- St. Lucie and Broward counties today,
“We are very excited to tion, contact Gertrude Walk- Details of the campaign stop were not Trump was expected to make a stop at the
offer the convenience of early voting to er at 772-462-1500, or visit available on Clinton’s website. Melbourne International Airport earlier
this area of Port St. Lucie. It has been the St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elec- this week.
an exhaustive search that began last tions website at: www.slcelections.com. The event notice only states that Clinton
fall for a facility in the fastest growing plans to “discuss her vision for an America At stake for the presidential hopefuls is
and the most underserved area when REGISTER TO VOTE NOW that is stronger together and an economy Florida’s 29 electoral votes – which is one
it comes to early voting,” Walker said. You may register to vote, change that works for everyone, not just those at the of the largest state prizes up for grabs.
“It is very difficult to find a large build- your address, change your party af- top.”
ing that is not already committed for filiation or to request a vote-by-mail Both candidates were essentially tied in
use and available for (14) consecutive ballot at all Supervisor of Elections Of- The stop will come one day after opening polling results leading up to their first de-
days. fices, Monday through Saturday, until a second campaign headquarters in St. Luc- bate.
Oct. 11, from 8:30 am to 5:00 p.m. You ie County, according to media reports.
“It is our hope that this facility will may also visit our website at slcelec-
... ease the usually overcrowded early tions.com to make changes or to print
voting site at Port St. Lucie Communi- and mail an application to register to
ty Center. This new location is the fifth vote. You may also hand-deliver your
early voting site for the county.” application to the Supervisor of Elec-
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IN LOVING MEMORY TREASURING LIFE
BASIL BYRON PENNYCOOKE, 89 missed. An avid sportsman in his youth, he “T‰easu‰e Coast Hospice
Port St. Lucie was passionate about cricket and football lifted a weight
(soccer), and relished his role as spectator. off ou‰ shoulders”.
Basil Byron Pennycooke was born on
Aug. 19, 1927, in Westmoreland, Jamaica, He was also a prominent and respected With our support, families “Peggy cared for our mom at home
and went to his eternal rest at the age of 89 member of the Caribbean American Cul- can be more confident during a long illness so Mom could be
on Sept. 20 after a short illness. tural Group where he held leadership roles with the family she loved. But in the
and was awarded the status of honorary caregivers and spend more final months when Mom’s condition
He was a longtime resident of Port St. lifetime member. As many young Jamaican quality time together. got worse, her doctor recommended
Lucie and member of Holy Faith Episcopal men did, during the second World War he Treasure Coast Hospice. They provided
Church. served in the Royal Air Force (RAF) in En- To learn more, call us at expert care for Mom, supported our
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Pennycooke, his wife Elaine, and son This was the relief we needed to enjoy
Colin moved from Freeport, N.Y., in 1984, He was a lifetime member of the Inde- tchospice.org. time with Mom.”
after his retirement from Merrill Lynch in pendent United Order of Mechanics West-
New York, As a young man in Jamaica, Pen- ern Hemisphere, Inc., Alpha District, where Serving all, regardless of – Ellen and Peggy
nycooke attended Kingston Technical High he was a Venerable Past Grand Master. ability to pay. Margaret’s daughters
School and worked at Stanley Motta Ltd. as
a technician servicing juke boxes. He was JACK KALIN, 83 Licensed since 1982. ©2012 Treasure Coast Hospice.
later employed as an insurance salesman Port St. Lucie
for British American Life Insurance.
Jack Kalin, 83, of Port St. Lucie, died Fri-
Survivors include his wife, Elaine; four day, Sept. 23, at Treasure Coast Hospice res-
sons, Ronald of Brooklyn, N.Y., Michael of idence in Fort Pierce.
Kingston, Jamaica, Nigel of Margate, Fla.,
and Colin of Des Moines, Iowa; one daugh- Kalin was born in the Bronx, N.Y. He had
ter, Petalgay of Tampa, Fla.; numerous been a resident of Port St. Lucie for the past
grandchildren and great-grandchildren; 20 years coming from West Haven, Conn.
sisters Marie Patricia “Patsy” Scott, Hya-
cinth “Cissy” Phillips and Margaret “Kay” He was a member of Calvary Chapel of
Scott; and brothers Walter “Wally” Scott Jr. Port St. Lucie.
and Randolph “Fitzie” Scott.
Survivors include his loving wife of 45
Pennycooke was a devoted husband, years, Elena L. Kalin; one daughter, Darlene
loving father and grandfather, who was (Richard) Rose; two sons, Tony Borrelli and
deeply loved by his family and will be sorely Michael (Marilyn) Borrelli; eight grandchil-
dren and five-great grandchildren.
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Knee-replacement technology can preserve ACLs
BY TOM LLOYD | Staff Writer Sands, who spent more than a dozen normally forward before it moves back- are scrambling to find the best possible
[email protected] years as a U.S. Army orthopedic physi- wards. That’s because they have had combination of procedures and replace-
cian and director of the Army’s Adult their ACL removed. When we preserve ment joints.
There are more than 30,000 ortho- Joint Reconstruction program at the the ACL, the [replacement] knee func-
pedic surgeons in the U. S., but Dr. Ken William Beaumont Army Medical Cen- tions as a more natural knee. It allows Sands is quick to point out that the ac-
Sands is the only one in the state of Flori- ter in El Paso, Texas, tual ACL-sparing procedure is not new.
da trained and certified to employ a new thinks that summarily people to bend their knees The technique dates back to the 1960s
total knee replacement technology that removing a healthy ACL in a more natural way.” and ’70s but has not been widely used.
preserves healthy anterior cruciate liga- during a knee-replace-
ments – or ACLs – resulting in a post-op- ment procedure can be a The U.S. National Li- “I believe that as many as 70 percent
erative joint that feels and functions big mistake. brary of Medicine at the of all my patients requiring total knee
more like a natural knee. National Institutes of replacements will benefit from this ex-
“The ACL,” explains Health backs up Sands’ citing new surgical treatment that pre-
Sands, who practices at Sebastian Sands, “works in con- contention by unequiv- serves as much of the natural knee as
River Medical Center, is part of a select junction with the oth- ocally stating that knee possible,” exclaims Sands.
group of 30 orthopedic surgeons nation- er ligaments inside the replacement procedures
wide who are using a new generation of knee. There are four lig- “which retain the ACL Sands also points to faster recoveries
prosthetic knee joint called the “Journey aments in the knee. The provide relatively nor- and greater stability in the new knee as
II XR” from global medical device man- ACL, PCL or posterior mal knee kinematics and potential advantages in allowing pa-
ufacturer Smith and Nephew, and their cruciate ligament, the favorable knee function tients to move more quickly on to com-
primary goal is to save healthy ACLs. medial collateral liga- compared with conven- plex activities including “tennis, skiing,
ment and lateral collat- tional knee replacement dancing, golfing and hiking.”
ACL injuries – and the importance of eral ligament. When they surgeries which sacrifice
these ligaments to proper knee function all work together that the ACL.” Moreover, substantially less of a pa-
– is a common topic in sports medicine, is what stabilizes your tient’s natural bone (from the femur and
especially among doctors who treat knee.” “When you preserve the tibia) needs to be cut away in order to
players in the National Football League. the ACL,” Sands says, “the implant the Journey II XR replacement
Just last year over 120 NFL players had Sands continues by saying, “The ACL knee is being driven by the natural liga- joint.
their careers ended or put on ice due to stabilizes the knee from front to back. ments and it feels more natural.”
torn ACLs. People who receive [traditional] total Since the Centers for Disease Control Following recent trends, Lon-
knee replacements often experience and Prevention projects that by 2020 don-based Smith and Nephew – which
Yet, in the vast majority of total something called paradoxical motion, some 3 million knee replacements will was founded in 1856 – has adopted the
knee-replacement procedures done to- which means that their knee moves ab- be performed annually in this country, concept of customizing their replace-
day, one of the first things that happens surgeons and manufacturers worldwide ment joints with modern imaging tech-
is that the ACL is cut away. niques.
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the way we would want to be cared for. tions of this painful joint disease – which the Indian River Medical Center; she is
One doctor, one hygienist, consistency.” often afflicts the big toe – date back nearly board-certified in rheumatology and
4,700 years, to ancient Egypt, making it internal medicine. Memet has read the
CALL TODAY! one of the first diseases ever recognized. study from Johns Hopkins and says that,
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Gout usually attacks in the base joint of
the big toe, and flare-ups can last for days Dr. Beatrice Memet is on staff at the Indi-
or even weeks. The pain is often described an River Medical Center. To contact her for
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that of childbirth. While it’s not possible lated health concern, please call IRMC’s
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was discovered on the inner-net. Salty “That’s very thoughtful, Salty. But I’ve cuz it makes Mom nervous. Something
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BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer The gourmet kitchen is a chef’s delight “They’re not selling views like this any- 14’ by 12,’ with a full bath between them. A
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9931 SW Torriente Lane in Verano at PGA, crowave is also a convention oven and the with the island in the back.” Upstairs, there is a second master suite 23’
your mind’s eye can see the hostess in the refrigerator has a coffee brewer. The room by 20.’This versatile space could be the master
eat-in kitchen talking through the pass- has a center island and two pantries, with The downstairs master bedroom, com- bedroom, a mother-in-law suite, home office,
through to her guests at the dining room modious at 26’ by 14’, has plush carpet and guest room or family game room. It has wood
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ble sliding-glass doors to the resort-style lake, has a built-in gas fireplace and de- drapery. The master bath has a tub, frame- treatments that make each room special.
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TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES
TOP SALES OF THE WEEK: Sept. 19 to Sept. 23
Thirteen was the lucky number on the local real estate scene last week, as that was the total of sin-
gle-family residences and lots sold from Sept. 19-23.
The top sale of the week in Port St. Lucie was the home at 7454 Legends Drive. Originally on the mar-
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SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND LOTS SELLING
TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD
PORT SAINT LUCIE 7454 LEGENDS DRIVE 7/8/2015 $750,000 9/19/2016 $399,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11460 SW WALDORF COURT 7/15/2016 $399,000 9/22/2016 $350,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11475 SW KINGSLAKE CIRCLE 3/26/2016 $379,900 9/19/2016 $305,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 425 NW SHOREVIEW DRIVE 6/1/2016 $319,900 9/20/2016 $251,400
PORT SAINT LUCIE 5327 NW WISK FERN CIRCLE 4/6/2016 $254,900 9/19/2016 $219,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 839 SW ST ANDREWS COVE 6/9/2016 $249,000 9/21/2016 $219,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 420 SW TALQUIN LANE 8/20/2016 $219,900 9/22/2016 $193,900
PORT SAINT LUCIE 5343 NW WISK FERN CIRCLE 8/3/2016 $199,900 9/20/2016 $175,000
SAINT LUCIE WEST 406 SW HORSESHOE BAY 5/11/2016 $180,000 9/19/2016 $155,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 324 SW COCONUT KEY WAY 5/18/2016 $174,900 9/19/2016 $148,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 1217 NW SUN TERRACE CIRCLE UNIT C 8/12/2016 $148,900 9/22/2016 $108,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 10049 PERFECT DRIVE 12/8/2014 $109,000 9/19/2016 $87,500
PORT SAINT LUCIE 140 SW PEACOCK BOULEVARD UNIT 21-105 8/30/2016 $89,900 9/22/2016
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11460 SW Waldorf Court, Port Saint Lucie 11475 SW Kingslake Circle, Port Saint Lucie
Listing Date: 7/15/2016 Listing Date: 3/26/2016
Original Price: $399,000 Original Price: $379,900
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becomes two-dimensional gets [email protected] ing to see what the mix will be. The new and seasoned singers will
stamped and mailed around
the world in a search to recov- The start of the school year at Indian “There are lot of new faces and youth- be on display Oct. 21-22 when the IRSC
er his well-rounded, three-di- River State College means returning stu- ful energy,” Rieth said. “Things look pretty Company Singers, Jazz Ensemble and Jazz
mensional self again. dents and new ones. For John Southall, di- good with a lot of strong singers. I don’t Combo present a variety concert, “That’s
“The Musical Adventures of rector of bands, and Dale Rieth, who leads mind having a large number (of new sing-
Flat Stanley,” which opens this CONTINUED ON PAGE B2
weekend, is Riverside’s theater
for young audiences produc-
tion this year, the recent initia-
tive that was launched with last
year’s “Poodleful,” an original
musical by Riverside’s musi-
cal director Ken Clifton and DJ
Salisbury, who frequently di-
This time, the play is target-
ed at a slightly older audience:
5 to 13. Like last year, the pro-
duction puts the talents of Riv-
erside’s performance appren-
tices on display for the public.
Graduates from theater pro-
grams around the country, the
apprentices mostly show off
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‘THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT!’ also include a Sara Bareilles song from the
Broadway show “Waitress”; the ballad,
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 “Like I’m Gonna Lose You,” made popular
by Meghan Trainor and John Legend; and
Entertainment!” Rieth said that it would “Sing,” a newer piece made famous by the
include a little something for every taste. a cappella group Pentonix.
His singers will sing as an ensemble as “We’re saving the best tunes for last,”
well as with groups of female and male Rieth said. “It’s the Great American Song-
singers. book. It’s satisfying to see how students
“We’re turning ‘Come Fly with Me,’ into grab onto the fabulous arrangement of ‘S
a male ensemble tune,” he said. “It’s quite Wonderful,’ by Gershwin. None of them
splendid. Our guys will also do a couple of knew it. It’s a great teaching moment.
barbershop tunes. They insist on it. They They know, too, that Gershwin is special.”
love doing barbershop tunes because There will also be some surprises, Rieth
they appreciate the good harmonies. It’s promised.
male singing at its finest. The ladies are John Southall was at a conference, but
very excited about a ’50s medley. They’ll sent some of the pieces his musicians will
42 wear poodle skirts and they’re doing the be playing. They include “Agua de Beber,”
aster Jeweler and Gemologist Terry Rieger’s 42 year career choreography themselves. Putting them- “The Incredibles,” an “I Love Lucy” ar-
had an unusual beginning. As a traditional artist in her early
20’s, Terry’s culinary hobby provided an additional selves into this stuff, including their own rangement, “I Got Rhythm,” by the Ger-
outlet for display of her artistic talent. She delighted
in designing confectionery masterpieces. If she creative ideas, gives them ownership of shwin, Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” and
wasn’t creating exquisitely decorated wedding
cakes for friends and family, she was sculpting those pieces.” “Bistro Latin.” As is always the case with
whimsical, mouthwatering candies, or
designing sugar Easter eggs Popular music will not get short shrift. a Southall program, there is a little bit of
The occupants of those windowed eggs Rieth’s students asked for something by everything.
were meticulously detailed, right down to
microscopic whiskers on the tiny Easter Adele and they found an a cappella ar- This is the first production of the 2016-
bunnies. One of those Easter eggs, a gift to
a family friend, is responsible for launching rangement of “Send My Love (To Your 2017 McAlpin Onstage season. Up next,
her lifelong career in jewelry. The family friend
was a jeweler, and so taken with her artistry was New Lover).” They’ll sing ‘The Heartbeat from Nov. 3-5, is the Noel Coward come-
he, that he insisted her designs must be produced
in gold. Her mentor, refusing to take no for an answer, Song,’ made popular by Kelly Clarkson, dy, “Blithe Spirit.”
arranged for a full compliment of jewelers tools to be
delivered, and arranged for her to be first and only student even and filled it with youthful energy. I like
tutored by noted Russian jeweler Constance Osmanski. Terry found
herself commuting back and forth to Europe for the next twelve it when we can find pop music of today The variety concert “That’s Entertain-
years, studying and perfecting her craft in London’s famed diamond
quarter, Hatton Garden. that is decent enough quality that we can ment!” will be presented at the McAlpin
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Jewish Film Festival: ‘More than going to a movie’
BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Correspondent “Then a friend told me about Motion Pic- audience and present them in March or April “Our forum allows us to express that and
[email protected] ture Licensing,” Berkman said. “I learned to the committee, the clergy from the three ask questions. We have each other and the
film distribution.” temples and members from each temple. I clergy to make a path by asking and answer-
Vivian Berkman did not set out to become submit my suggestions and we talk.” ing the right questions. It’s more than going
a film impresario. The St. Lucie West resi- The former Hofstra University adminis- to a movie. Friendships have been formed.”
dent, a member of Temple Beth El Israel, was trator found the film industry for indepen- The 2016-2017 season is the 11th and it
part of a small committee looking into ways dent films welcoming and eager to help. is still going strong. The format is the same: The series opens Nov. 13 at Temple Beth
for that congregation, as well as Temple Beth The six films are distributed among the three Israel with “Rabin in His Own Words.” The
Shalom in Vero Beach and Temple Beit Ha- “We developed friendships,” she said. temples. After a light bite, the film is screened film, directed by Erez Laufer and winner of
Yam in Stuart, could work together. Berkman “We’re called a film festival, but we’re really a and then the rabbi for the host temple leads a the 2015 Best Documentary at the Haifa In-
was a founding member of the committee film series. The films are six months to a year discussion about what they’ve seen. The oth- ternational Film Festival, uses archival foot-
for the Treasure Coast Jewish Film Festival. old and basically I have learned from the au- er rabbis often take part in the discussion. age to tell the story of the general, prime
At first, the committee would show videos as dience what will play and what their inter- minister and Nobel Peace Prize winner who
that was all that was available. ests are. In the summer, I screen about 50-60 “Sometimes the films are disturbing,”
films. I find ones that are appropriate for our Berkman said. CONTINUED ON PAGE B5
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Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986 CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 2 Entertaining as some might find
the presidential campaign, only 4 A folksy roots rock group with
Bus: 772-878-7888 their talents by staging short plays in the one candidate has made a stand-up broad appeal is at Kilted Mermaid
www.mikerice.net county’s schools. routine out of it: Blue Collar Comedy Saturday night: Damion Suomi heads
Tour comic Ron White, whose shtick south from his home in Cocoa Beach.
Jeff Brown’s “Flat Stanley” books were now includes a 2008 Vero Beach arrest Suomi segued from Bible College to bar
adapted by Timothy Allen McDonald, for pot, just enough for a “little skinny music and hasn’t looked back. A year-
who also turned the works of Roald Dahl twisted-up joint,” as he told a Las Vegas and-a-half-long stay in Ireland suffused
into the musicals “James and the Giant reporter afterwards. his songbook with Irish drinking songs
Peach” and “Willy Wonka.” and he and his group the Minor Proph-
While White did not earn a spot at ets, since disbanded, produced an al-
Performances are Friday, Saturday and the podium at Monday’s debate, he bum “Go, and Sell All Your Things.”
Sunday this weekend and next, with did book the stage at Melbourne’s King
three shows daily: 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and Center for Friday. With the motto “Vote 5 We’re just weeks away from the
7:30 p.m. As they did with “Poodleful,” Smart! Because You Can’t Fix Stupid,” reawakening of Riverside’s Main
the Riverside apprentices will travel to White has taken to calling his gigs “cam- Stage with what will no doubt be a
Stuart in late December to stage the paign stops.”
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smokin’ production of “Ring of Fire,” past productions, the script, and in this
the story and music of Johnny Cash. Ja- case the cultural impact of Cash and his
son Edwards, who played in the show music. Having watched Riverside’s edu-
in Broadway, will direct and star in the cation director Jim VanValen in action,
show, which opens Oct. 25. As a warm- on stage in the one-man show “Under-
up, Riverside is offering for the first time neath the Lintel” a couple of years ago,
an adult seminar on the play, the first in and rehearsing the Riverside apprentic-
the theater’s new Backstage Access se- es this summer, I can tell you his years
ries that will precede each Main Stage as a college professor on top of his long
production. career as an actor promise to make his
classes deserving of standing room only
Part lecture, part discussion group, enrollment.
the class will take a look at examples of
JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL The series returns to St. Lucie West Feb. 12
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B3 with “Rock in the Red Zone,” a story about
the Sdrot, a border town that has been the
was assassinated in 1995 by a right-wing ex- target of shelling for 13 years. Even in un-
tremist. Rabbi Bruce Benson will lead the derground shelters, the musicians of the city
discussion. make music and give life to their home. The
film, directed by Laura Bialis, speaks to the
The movie “Dough,” on Dec. 11 at Temple power of art to transcend everyday circum-
Beth Shalom, is a complete change of pace. stances.
The film stars Jonathan Pryce, Jerome Holder
and the wonderful Pauline Collins, and tells On March 5, “Once in a Lifetime” will be
the story of an older Orthodox Jewish man screened at Temple Beth Shalom. In French
whose bakery sales soar when a young Mus- with subtitles, it tells the story of a history
lim boy adds a little pot into the mix. Rabbi teacher who looks to the lessons of the Holo-
Michael Birnholtz will lead the discussion. caust to motivate her troubled students.
“Morgenthau” will be screened Jan. 8 at The series ends in the spring, the perfect
Temple Beit HaYam. The documentary tells time for a movie about matzo. On April 2,
the story of an extraordinary family that, the movie “Streit’s: Matzo and the Ameri-
through three generations of leadership and can Dream” will be screened at Temple Beit
public service, helped change this country. HayYam.
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CALIFORNIA WINES “The sophistication of the wine venswood’s single-vineyard zins from the cheap and easy to sell. Some win-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B9 drinking public has really changed, same vintage. eries have struggled with the ten-
and it’s a wide-ranging group,” Pe- sion between cash flow and qual-
anniversaries. The Robert Mondavi Winery terson says. “Back then, there were Other wineries followed a similar model ity wines, but Peterson managed
turned 50 in July, and in May the winners small pockets of people in food and — most notably Ridge and Rosenblum, who to build Ravenswood in size while
of the 1976 Judgment of Paris wine tasting dining clubs. They were mostly along with Ravenswood became known in maintaining focus on the sin-
celebrated four decades of the marketing beer drinkers, but they were recep- the 1980s and 1990s as “the three Rs of zin- gle-vineyard zinfandels.
event that keeps on giving. Amid that hoop- tive.” He still travels about a third of fandel.” The model is followed today by Pe-
la, Peterson has been relatively low-key in each year to visit markets and meet terson’s son, Morgan Twain-Peterson, with Ravenswood was acquired in
marking his own milestone. But he took a consumers at winemaker dinners and oth- his Bedrock Vineyards label, and a few oth- 2001 by drinks conglomerate Con-
break last week from shoveling grape skins er events. er young vintners working to preserve and stellation Brands, which turned the Vint-
and stems from fermentation tanks at Ra- rehabilitate California’s oldest vineyards. ners Blend line into a widely available su-
venswood’s winery near the town of Sono- Ravenswood never owned vineyards. Pe- permarket brand. Peterson became senior
ma to reminisce in a phone interview. terson cultivated relationships with family Peterson created the inexpensive Vint- vice president of the parent company,
growers who tended older vineyards of zin- ners Blend series of wines with a statewide overseeing production of several wineries.
“The wine business has changed sub- fandel, those gnarly, thick-trunk vines still California designation. They established Now 69, he stepped back from that position
stantially since I started,” Peterson recalled. scattered throughout California. Names Ravenswood as a national brand and sat- recently, retaining the title of “Founder/
“It was smaller and simpler back then. We such as Pickberry, Dickerson, Teldeschi, isfied distributors who wanted something Winemaker” at Ravenswood, working with
sold all the wine ourselves.” Belloni and Old Hill vineyards are familiar director of winemaking Gary Sitton.
to Ravenswood fans. He also crafted coun- “What I like about this business is the
Small wineries could not rely on distrib- ty-designate blends, which were more af- winemaking, the viticulture and the inter-
utors to build their markets, so Peterson hit fordable. One of my favorite wines early in action with people at all levels,” Peterson
the road to tell his own story. Luckily, he my grape explorations was Ravenswood’s told me.
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Washington, D.C. Gradually, he established today, one of the best ways to explore the on the vineyards, taste the wines every day
a foothold in other markets. effect of terroir on wines is to compare Ra- and participate in the blending.”
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BUNKER MENTALITY WHEN IN GREENSIDE TRAPS KKeuvreins’s
You may have heard a golf profes- the sand, much like a flat stone skim- shot being the easiest shot in golf. Well,
sional or commentator declare that the ming off a lake. The mark you make in it really is if you consider the margin of
greenside bunker shot is the easiest the sand is what I call your sand dis- error in the bunker shot! As I had rec-
shot in golf. Well, not so fast. I will come placement mark. When performed cor- ommended, you should enter the sand 4
back to this point later, but first let me rectly, the displacement mark starts at inches behind the ball. However, if you
offer some “Kures” to help improve your approximately 4 inches behind the ball enter 2 inches behind the ball, the ball
greenside bunker play: and run 4 inches in front of the ball, for will land closer to the flag but have more
1. You must first understand the sand a mark of 8 inches. The proper depth of spin causing it to finish next to the hole.
wedge and its unique design and prop- the mark will be around 1 inch of depth. Conversely, if you hit 6 inches behind
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