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11/10/2017 ISSUE 45

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Honoring our heroes

A4 A14 B10Veterans Day ceremony on tap
Study is a wake-up call Ready to rough it?

Time to tackle sleep apnea ‘Primitive’ camping at ranch

VOLUME 2, ISSUE 45 YOUR INDEPENDENT LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2017

TACTICAL BRILLIANCE ... At Torrey Pines, striving to
find medical game-changer

BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer in a pill form. But it could be de-

[email protected] cades before that happens.

The next big thing in brain Torrey Pines Institute for Mo-

medicine could be hiding within lecular Studies has been waiting

the walls of the Torrey Pines Insti- more than 20 years for one of its

tute for Molecular Studies located compounds to make it through a

in Tradition. Researchers there be- series of medical trials. It’s still un-

lieve they’re onto something that dergoing testing and is in Phase 3

could – eventually – help those human trials.

with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral The compound? Something that

Sclerosis) or Alzheimer’s disease. CONTINUED ON PAGE A10

Using compounds de-

veloped at Torrey Pines,

spin-off company Auto-

phagy Neurotherapeutics

(ANT) has struck a licens-

ing agreement to con-

tinue using those com-

pounds commercially, in

an effort to create what

are called small-mole-

cule drugs. Such drugs

could eventually be taken

PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN

Helicopters provided cover fire for SEAL Team 8 during a tactical demonstration at the 32nd Children’s Services Council urges

Annual Muster and Music Festival at the National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce last parents to seek out its programs

Saturday. For more, see Page A8.  PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN

TRANSIT PLANNERS BOOST SERVICES WITH LYFT BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer And he made use of sever-
[email protected] al programs to the benefit of his
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer pany will get. However, as many as son, Zane. The Children’s Services
[email protected] 20 residents have requested their Every child in St. Lucie County Council funds a program that
free Lyft coupon through the coun- can benefit from numerous re- sends registered nurses to new-
At a time when governments have ty’s Transportation Department. So sources – if parents know how to borns’ homes within a week of
been leery about opening their bor- far, 15 have used it. make use of the programs. It’s one hospital discharge.
ders to ride-share programs such as of the biggest challenges the Chil-
Lyft and Uber, St. Lucie County has “Our transit planners think out- dren’s Services Council faces: ed- The council also funds a pro-
taken a bold step, partnering with side the box all day long,” said ucating moms and dads on what’s gram that send workers out to help
one to provide door-to-door service Murriah Dekel, transit planning available to them. parents assess their children’s de-
for those who qualify. manager in the Community Ser- velopmental progress.
vices Department. For one such dad, Sean Boyle,
Just two weeks into the partner- working at the council opened his It was that program – the Brain
ship with Lyft, it’s too early to tell The idea of partnering with eyes to the many resources and program – that helped Boyle rec-
how much use the ride-share com- programs available to everyone,
CONTINUED ON PAGE A3 regardless of their income. CONTINUED ON PAGE A11

PHOTO COURTESY OF LYFT

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LYFT there is what she calls a “geo- Disabled and/or Elderly (60 years
fence” that limits where riders
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 can take their county-paid Lyft or older) as required by Section
fare. That boundary includes
Lyft stemmed from a need for a more Indian River and Martin coun- 5317 of the New Freedom Act.
cost-efficient way to get low-income, el- ties, where St. Lucie residents
derly and disabled residents to the Hands might work, go to school, or re-  Ability to Pay: If a person
Clinic, which provides medical services to ceive medical care.
the uninsured. cannot pay the fare for trans-
St. Lucie’s regular public
Dekel said they were able to secure a transportation system does not portation service, the Commu-
grant from the Florida Department of flow into the neighboring coun-
Transportation for a shuttle, but it didn’t ties, so Lyft – and the cab com- nity Transportation Coordinator
take long for her planners to see that there panies – fill that service gap.
might be a better way to get people to and (CTC), or a designated representa-
from the clinic. Dekel said the county has
merely added Lyft to its already tive, will evaluate the client based
“It’s the phoenix rising from the ashes,” established network of transportation
she said, explaining that the supposed providers, including cab companies. She on information collected via the
failure of the shuttle only made way for said adding Lyft will help reach a grow-
the partnership with local cab companies ing number of millennial riders who are CTC “Application for Assistance”
and, later, Lyft. well-versed in using technology but not
as confident in hailing a cab by way of a and “Affidavit” stating the client’s
“We’re just kind of rolling with it,” she phone call.
said. PHOTO COURTESY OF LYFT need for after-hours transporta-
Dekel said the students she’d spoken tion assistance.
Dekel said they first approached Uber to at Keiser University told her they didn’t
as a transportation partner, but the com- know how to get a cab, but they knew how  Income Qualification: In-
pany passed. Lyft, however, jumped at the to use an app.
opportunity. bers remains to be seen. come Disadvantaged defined as 250 per-
And for those who aren’t familiar with
“They could see the dollar signs,” she smartphones and apps, the county’s Dekel said residents can call the “con- cent or less of the regional poverty level.
said of Lyft. transportation team can help hail a Lyft if
needed through the concierge service. cierge” – Alfreda Souter at 772-462-2095 – Note: The CTC, or its designated party,
The county will pay Lyft for the fares the
Direct Connect riders incur for traveling Between May 22 and Sept. 30, local cab and request a ride. Souter is also responsi- shall make all program eligibility determi-
to their jobs, their medical appointments companies have provided 847 passen-
or to their schools. Being only two weeks ger trips totaling 11,020 miles at a cost ble for screening applicants to determine nations. No self-declarations are permit-
in, the county has not yet received an in- of $19,000 to those who qualify for the
voice. county’s Direct Connect program. How whether they qualify for the Direct Con- ted under any circumstances. The CTC,
Lyft ridership might affect those num-
Lyft will bill for the actual fare – not a nect program. at their discretion, can allow program
flat fee per ride – according to Dekel. And,
Currently, there are approximately 100 participants, on a case-by-case basis, to

riders in the county that qualify as elderly, use Direct Connect services outside of the

disabled and/or economically disadvan- posted operating hours if a participant

taged. demonstrates that regular fixed-bus or

Per St. Luce County, the following are paratransit services provided through St.

the eligibility requirements: Lucie County cannot reasonably service

 No personal funding is available for their transportation needs.

trips when existing public transportation  Program Eligibility: Transportation

services are in operation. Disadvantaged defined as Elderly (60

 No other means of transportation is years or older), having a disability(s) that

available including but not limited to rel- restricts mobility, and/or income con-

atives, friends, neighbors or free services strained, as defined as a person whose in-

offered by another institution or agency. come is 250 percent or less of the regional

 Physical or Mental Disability/Age:– poverty level. 

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CITY TO PROUDLY HONOR THOSE WHO SERVED

BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent was a woman. “They were not really used to PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. LUCIE to have that capability for female veterans
having women in the VA,” she said. who come in,” he said.
The United Veterans of Port St. Lucie will statue to commemorate women sailors. The
present its annual Veterans Day Service this That was all too commonplace in the VA. proposed heroic-scale statue – 110 percent Teegardin explained having women vet-
Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park. Back in 1994, Congress mandated that the life-sized – when done will stand nearby erans for others to see seems to help those
VA form the Center for Women Veterans and to the Lone Sailor Memorial in Blue Jacket women file for all the benefits and services
“We have that every year, same time, for every medical center to have a women’s Park, 2501 General Reese Ave., Orlando. due them. Teegardin said he’s suspected at
same date,” Catherine La Valle, chairman of clinic. At the time about 4 percent of veter- times that women he was helping were not
the United Veterans, said of the 11 a.m. event ans enrolled in the Veterans Health Admin- The park commemorates the Naval Train- telling him everything they needed to get
at 2100 SE Veterans Memorial Parkway. istration were women. They now make up ing Center Orlando, which operated from appropriate services and benefits.
about 8 percent of the health administra- 1968 to the late 1990s. It was the Navy’s only
There’s a reason for that. Veterans Day tion’s clients. co-ed recruit training center for most of its “I think they’re uncomfortable talking
events are traditionally held on the 11th day existence. The league reports that near- with male (veteran service officers) about
of the 11th month at the 11th hour – that’s The West Palm Beach VA Medical Center, ly 188,500 women graduated from Recruit some things,” Teegardin said.
when Germans and Allied nations signed which has St. Lucie in its catchment area, Training Command Orlando.
the Armistice of Compiegne that started the has now had a women’s center for several Teegardin said he’s asked women if they’d
end of the Great War in 1918. Today we know years. La Valle said that’s made things much The Florida Department of Veteran Af- rather talk to another female veteran and the
it as World War I. While the armistice ended better for her. She said previously her medi- fairs figures there are about 155,000 women answer is often, “Yes.”
the largescale shooting, the war wouldn’t cal-care providers at the VA shifted frequent- veterans in the state. That’s the third largest
end with the signing of the Treaty of Ver- ly. The women’s center, La Valle said, helped population of women veterans in the na- La Valle is an Air Force veteran. She served
sailles for another seven months. her get consistent care. tion. About one in 10 Florida veterans are from 1975 to 2001. The 61-year-old is now a
women. A few years ago, the state veterans paralegal for the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s
Nevertheless, the world came to see the “Now I feel much better I get to see the department added a women veterans coor- Office. La Valle did security and police work
armistice as the end of the Great War and same person,” she said. “They know my his- dinator to its ranks to help women veterans at Air Force bases in Europe during a time
established Nov. 11 as Armistice Day, Re- tory and know women’s issues.” get services they need. of intense leftist terrorism and the constant
membrance Day, and, in the United States, threat of espionage by and a nuclear war
Veterans Day. Armistice Day remembrances There is growing recognition throughout St. Lucie County Veterans Services has with the Soviet Union.
started in the U.S. in 1919. President Wood- the state of the important roles women have also reached out to women veterans. The
row Wilson wrote a public message urging served in the military, and in Florida, going county office has veteran service officers “I was there for all the Cold War stuff go-
Americans to recognize Great War veter- back to the Revolutionary War. For example, who help veterans file claims and appeals to ing on,” she said.
ans “with appropriate ceremonies” on Nov. the United States Navy League Central Flor- the VA, among other things. Wayne Teegar-
11. That would continue until shortly after ida Chapter commissioned artist Don Reyn- din manages the officers. In addition to leading the United Veterans
World War II, when many called for expand- olds to create an as-yet-unnamed bronze of Port St. Lucie, which is made up of local
ing the remembrance to all veterans, so it “I’ve got two (female veteran service offi- veterans organizations, she’s the president
was renamed to “Veterans Day.” cers), specifically hired because we wanted of the local American Military Retirees Asso-
ciation chapter.
There’s only ever been one definition of a
military “veteran.” It’s someone who’s served Saturday’s ceremony will feature music by
in the armed forces. But stereotypes about the Port St. Lucie Community Band, a Sher-
who “veterans” are abound. For example, iff’s Office helicopter flyover, and more.
almost inarguably most automatically think
“veterans” are men. Most are, but an in- “We’re going to have the Junior ROTC
creasingly large percentage of veterans are from Port St. Lucie (High School), Treasure
woman. Coast (High School) and (St. Lucie West)
Centennial High School,” La Valle said.
“When I first moved here to Port St. Lucie
in 2001, I enrolled in the (Department of Vet- In St. Lucie County, St. Lucie West Centen-
erans Affairs’ Veterans Health Administra- nial High School will also host the musical
tion),” La Valle said. “They had a hard time performance “Salute Our Veterans” on Fri-
knowing I’m female.” day, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. The free concert will
include performances by the Eagle Vocal En-
It’s obvious La Valle is a woman if you’re semble, the concert band, the jazz band, and
standing in front of or talking to her on the the symphonic winds. The school is at 1485
phone. La Valle said the people who were SW Cashmere Blvd. in Port St. Lucie.
looking at her medical records before they
met her were too often surprised to see she St. Lucie County Veteran Services is at 1664
SE Walton Road, suite 205, in Port St. Lucie.
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Paychecks for Patriots: Vets employment is Job No. 1

BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent a not-seasonally-adjusted 5 percent un- din is the manager. nationally and statewide. Melendez said
employment rate in August to 4.2 percent “We’re there primarily to answer ques- as many programs enticed employers to
Veterans are doing pretty well on the in September. seek veterans, word has gotten out that
jobs front these day. Victor Melendez tions about (Department of Veteran Af- they’re good workers. He said that’ll be
said many employers are eager to attract Melendez said in addition to local em- fairs) benefits,” he said. “We answer a lot on display at Paychecks for Patriots.
more. ployers, Paychecks for Patriots will have of questions at (veterans employment
local schools, veterans organizations and events).” “A lot of the employers participating,
Melendez is the local veterans employ- others. they really want to hire veterans,” he said.
ment representative at CareerSource Re- The Florida Department of Veteran Af-
search Coast. He specializes in helping “The colleges – they do have programs fairs, Florida National Guard and Depart- Registration isn’t necessary, but is
veterans find work, and employers find specialized for the veterans,” he said. ment of Economic Opportunity started helpful.
veterans. Paychecks for Patriots in 2012. At the
Among the non-employers slated to time, some veterans populations were For more, visit www.floridajobs.org/
On Thursday, Nov. 16, CareerSource be at Paychecks for Patriots is St. Lucie had above-average unemployment rates paychecks-for-patriots. 
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Dawn Denise Yergey, 38, of 361 NW Au- about $200 cash was taken.

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IN LOVING MEMORY

CHARLES C. STEWART, 93 Pultz Jr., of Port St. Lucie; son, Chase Ed- Treasure Coast Hospice
St. Lucie West ward Pultz; mother, Patricia Aycock of Port Has Grown to Become
St. Lucie; father, Richard Aycock of Stuart;
Charles C. Stewart, 93, of St. Lucie West brothers, Brian Aycock of Lake City, Fla., and Treasure Health!
in Port St. Lucie passed away surrounded James Aycock of Port St. Lucie; step-brother,
by his loving family on Sunday, Oct. 29, at James Skinner of Cranston, R.I.; step-sisters, Treasure Coast Hospice has always treasured life. Now,
Tradition Medical Center. He was born in Michelle Miller of Boston, and Lori Skinner we’re offering an expanded family of services, including
Clarksburg, W.Va. He had been a resident of of Turks and Caicos; nephews, Brandon
Port St. Lucie for the past 30 years, coming Aycock of Ohio, and Tyler Aycock of Fort palliative care, pediatric care and grief support, to
from Teaneck, N.J. Pierce; cousins, Kevin and Mark Aycock; and better meet the needs of our community.
uncle, Grady Aycock of Fort Pierce.
Charles served in the United States Coast Licensed since 1982.
Guard during World War II. She was preceded in death by grandpar-
ents, Lola and Dewey Johnson; and an uncle, Treasuring Life | To learn more,
Survivors include his loving wife of three Richard Johnson. visit TreasureHealth.org or call 866.999.4550
years, Digna E. Stewart; son, Bobby Stewart;
daughter, Roberta Queen; one stepdaughter, MARY E. BEGLEY, 70
Monica and her husband, Godo LaBarthe; Port St. Lucie
and three grandchildren.

ASHLEY LYNN AYCOCK, 35 Mary E. Begley, 70, of Port St. Lucie passed
Port St. Lucie away Sunday, Oct. 29, at Stuart Nursing &
Restorative Care in Stuart. Mary was born in
Ashley Lynn Aycock, 35, of Port St. Lucie Lake Zurick, Ill. She had been a resident of
passed away Oct. 30, in Fort Pierce. Ashley Port St. Lucie for the past 32 years, coming
was born in Fort Pierce and grew up in Port from Downers Grove, Ill.
St. Lucie.
Survivors include her loving husband of
She graduated from Centennial High 20 years, Gerald Begley; three daughters,
School. She attended and graduated from In- Jane and her husband, Dan Pape, Emily and
dian River State College. She worked for ABC her husband, Jose Ruiz, and Kelly and her
Medical Supplies in Port St. Lucie. Ashley was husband, Larry Switzer; one niece, Betty J.
a loving mother, daughter, sister, and fiancé. Johnson and her husband, Eldridge Tincher;
and seven grandchildren.
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TORREY PINES equipment usage, and selling its “com- For Alzheimer’s, Welmaker said billions – the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute –
pound libraries” – boxes stacked on top of of dollars have been spent industry-wide next door shut down.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 boxes filled with small vials containing tril- and little has been developed by way of
lions of peptides and millions of small mole- therapies. “It’s the black hole” of research “We want an active, vibrant scientific
community here,” he said, adding that there

could be used to treat itching due to kidney cules all for research purposes. Peptides are funding, he said, which is why the ANT was no competition between the two, only
disease as well as better treat pain.
small chains of proteins that make up DNA. agreement is exciting. ANT researchers the potential for collaboration.
Torrey Pines President Greg Welmaker
said they are very excited about the part- Welmaker said that not only does the have focused on two “very promising” Both facilities came to the city prior to the
nership with ANT and what its work could
mean for those with brain-related diseases. testing of potential new medicines take compounds that could manipulate the way market crash and Great Recession. Both re-

“We fully support their efforts,” Welmak- M E Dtime, but requires a whole heap of money, IcbeCralliunlAacrewlRlsacsltEeeamr oautAetruiasDle.d pVroAteinNs anTd otAherG Eceived state and local incentives. Both had
the City of Port St. Lucie.
too – $2 billion, on average. agreements with

Welmaker hails from the pharmaceutical It is believed that a buildup of cellular One was able to weather the storm. The

er said. If ANT can bCriongmaedrtuog tao msearmkeitn, arwworlhdearned eyxopluai’nlledgtehatt yfoor uevrerqyusuecscetsios-nswaanstsewcoeurldedbe.a contributing factor to Alz- other did not.

Torrey Pines will get royalty payments. The ful drug, there are potentially 50 that don’t heimer’s disease. The compounds ANT’s For his part, Welmaker said Torrey Pines

state of Florida, too, will get a royalty. researchers are working with have shown Institute has done what it can to meet its
It’s part of how the nonprofit Torrey Pines promise in enhancing the cells’ ability to requirements. It has created jobs and has
clear those toxins. ANT will use the licensed leased the third floor to two lab-testing
BlueMedicare means morebrings in funds to keep the research going. companies. Now, Torrey Pines pays prop-
make it. Successful drugs, then, have to not erty tax on the third floor because the lease
only bring in revenue enough to cover their generates revenue. “We have to do whatever
own costs but also cover those that had we can to survive,” he said.
Quecshtioonisces.Other ways include license agreements, failed.
technology to develop additional com- As a nonprofit, Torrey Pines relies on rev-
pounds active against neurodegenerative enues from its licensing agreements, sell-
diseases.

For all the work happening under Tor-
rey Pines Institute’s expansive roof at the
Tradition Center for Innovation, Welmaker

About Health said the most frequent question he gets is, ing its compound libraries, future royalties
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Insurance?A BlueMedicare Advantage plan is an affordable choiceL.uYceies,anTodrirtesymPiisnseiosnd. id not grow as it ex- maker said. “We’re scraping all the time,” he
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CHILDREN’S SERVICES COUNCIL TREASURE COAST ROYALTY! In the decades following the
creation of the Children’s Services
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 Council, the rate of teen pregnancies

ognize the signs that Zane wasn’t quite has dropped to below state average
meeting his developmental milestones.
Cedric Noel and as has the rate of juvenile crime. Be-
Armed with a questionnaire, he went
to Zane’s pediatrician, who confirmed the Lara Calazans were fore the council, teen pregnancies
18-month-old had delays. He would need
physical, occupational and speech thera- crowned Homecom- were three times above the state av-
pies three times a week. At $75 a pop, Boyle
was looking at a therapy bill of nearly $700 ing King and Queen erage.
a week.
for Treasure Coast Residents asked, “Can we do bet-
“It felt like there was no hope,” Boyle
said of those days following the pediatri- High School during ter for our children?” Boyle said, add-
cian’s visit.
halftime ceremonies ing that they believed they could do
He turned to Early Steps – another
program funded through the Children’s last Friday night at better and decided the Council was
Services Council. Early Steps was able to
secure state funding and get Zane the ther- South County the route to go.
apy he needed at no cost to the family.
Stadium in St. Members of the Children’s Ser-
With the therapy, Zane was ready for
school. Now 17, Zane still faces some chal- Lucie West. vices Council often go out into the
lenges but is able to manage, his dad said.
Alas, the community to speak to organiza-
Now, Boyle serves as the executive direc-
tor of the Children’s Services Council and Titans lost tions, helping to spread the word on
strives to let other families know what help
there is for them should they need it. to visiting Palm the various programs.

The Children’s Services Council was Bay High School, The council also has an app avail-
created with two votes in 1990 – one by
the County Commission creating the ordi- 42-10.  able in the Apple and Google Play
nance, and one by the voters who approved
a dedicated funding source through their PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN stores, a printed directory, and a
property tax. weekly radio show, all in an attempt

There are only eight such councils na- to spread the word.
tionwide; all are in Florida.
Boyle said the council serves three cus- Each program the council supports To further reach out to the community,

tomers – children and families, the pro- must meet certain benchmarks in order to the Children’s Services Council is hosting

grams, and the taxpayers. receive reimbursed funding. its annual Sounds of the Season concert

“It’s not our funds; it’s the taxpayers’ For instance, according to Boyle, af- at Sunrise Theatre Dec. 15. Approximately

money,” he said. ter-school programs must show an im- 100 children across five programs will per-

According to the council’s 2017 annu- provement in children’s academics and form the free concert.

al budget report, the agency spent $7.29 that 90 percent of the children are not in- While the concert is free, tickets are

million on 50 programs. Those programs volved with the Department of Children available to secure seats. Tickets can be

focus on five key areas: healthy babies; and Families. And, the children can’t have picked up at the Children’s Services Coun-

child abuse prevention and strong fami- more than three absences from school. cil’s office in St. Lucie West, located at 546

lies; keeping kids in school; keeping kids of The programs must “provide the great- NW University Blvd., Suite 201, and at the

the streets; and keeping kids off drugs and est impact to the community” and achieve Sunrise Theatre box office. The groups per-

away from risky behaviors. the most good, Boyle said. CONTINUED ON PAGE A12

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tleman who participated in the Future the Future Generations program, he most schools.
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Bonz says Solaris is a ‘Golden’ ray of sunshine

on me cuz I keep forgetting to Not the beach.”
Jump Up. There’s so much stuff
Hi Dog Buddies! to learn an I get excited when we “Wow! That’s Pawsome! Got
have compnee cuz I LOVE comp-
Yapping with puppies is always fun: nee. So I forget.” any pooch pals?” I inquired.
They’re so energetic an curious an hap-
py. Recently I yapped with Solaris Ander- “No worries, Solaris,” I said. “Oh, sure! Riley Schmidt, she’s
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er, an he looks like he’s all grown up – but
he’s still a total puppy between the ears. We sat down in the living room an Goldie. Her sister Ruby’s from
and Solaris’ Mom took his leash
Me an my assistant knocked, an TWO off. Both pooches gave my assis- Thailand, which is way around
Golden Retrievers an a lady answered. tant a buncha frenly nose bumps.
One of the pooches was on a leash and “So, Solaris,” I said, “tell me how on the Other Side. Me an Gabe
was super wiggly. They wore snazzy you got your Forever Family.”
matching green collars, an they looked also have cat sisters, Lua an Nikki.
like each other ’cept the one not on the “K. Mom an Dad got me at the
leash was getting white around the face same breeder as Gabriel, out in They’re probly in their room. Lua’s
and wasn’t as wiggly. I cleverly surmised ColoRAdo. His Daddy is my Gran-
that the wiggly one on the leash was So- daddy. He’s Mom’s first dog an I’M a rescue and she has Issues, so we
laris. her second dog. So, guess what,
when I was just 8 weeks old I got got Nikki as her Emotional Sup-
“Good morning,” I said. “I’m Bonzo, to fly AN ride a tram AN a car to
and this is my assistant.” get here. It was SO fun. I wasn’t port Cat. I sometimes snatch their
scared or anything!”
We exchanged Wag-and-Sniffs and the toys and toss ’em around, just for
pooch on the leash said, “I’m very pleased “Way to go, kiddo!” I said. “I’m thinkin’
to meet you, Mr. Bonzo. I’m Solaris An- Gabriel was already here, right? So what fun. Cat toys are my favorite. I like
derson-Searle an THIS is my uncle, Ga- was it like when you first met?”
briel – he’s famous – an this is my Mom cats, Mr. Bonzo, but I don’t really
Sheri. My Dad’s Adam. Mom put my leash Gabriel, who’d been lying on the couch,
winked at me. “Yeah, here was this wiggly understand ’em. They get grumpy
little fluffmuffin, getting’ in my face, all
slurpy, an I’m like, ‘Oh, for Lassie’s sake, for Absolutely No Reason At All.”

Solaris. “I hear you,” I said.
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He brought over a soft brown

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nut butter an jelly.” back and forth an the squirrels went fly-

Solaris was really intrested in my note- ing out.

book, and kept bumpin’ it with his nose as “I also have a lobster house. Wanna

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Sobering study is wake-up call to tackle sleep apnea

BY MARIA CANFIELD | Correspondent author, says, “This is one of the first accompanied by shortness of
breath, trouble staying asleep,
There is important news for the more studies to show real-time effects of and excessive daytime sleep-
than 25 million U.S. adults who suffer from iness. There are also often no-
obstructive sleep apnea (OSA): A study from sleep apnea on metabolism during ticeable signs upon awakening,
Johns Hopkins University has shown that including a dry mouth, sore
the condition, if left untreated even for a few the night.”
days, can negatively impact important met- throat, or headache.
abolic functions. The study reinforces the impor- While OSA can affect any-

OSA occurs when the upper airway clos- tance of treating OSA every night; one, there are certain key
es off during sleep, temporarily interrupting risk factors:
breathing, and the study found untreated treatment usually takes the form of
OSA can elevate blood pressure, increase  Excess weight. Peo-
sugar and fat levels in the blood, and raise a “continuous positive airway pres- ple who are obese have
the number of stress hormones produced by four times the risk of sleep
our bodies. sure” (CPAP) machine. CPAP ma- apnea that people who are
a normal weight people do.
Dr. John Suen is the Medical Director of chines deliver air pressure during Fat deposits around the up-
Sleep Disorders Center Florida, located in per airway may obstruct their
Vero Beach. He is familiar with the study, sleep, through a mask placed over breathing.
published in the August issue of the Journal  Neck circumference.
of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, the nose. With CPAP, the air pressure People with thicker necks may have nar-
and says its results were highly anticipated. rower airways. For men, the risk increases
is higher than that of the surround- if neck circumference is 17 inches (43 cen-
“Other studies have reached similar con- timeters) and larger. In women, the risk in-
clusions,” Dr. Suen says, “but this one was ing air, which keeps the upper air- creases if neck circumference is 15 inches
particularly well-designed and the results (38 centimeters) or more.
are very convincing.” way passages open.  Use of alcohol, sedatives or tranquil-
izers. These substances relax the muscles
Previous studies in patients with OSA usu- To better understand how OSA af- Dr. John Suen. in the throat and increase the risk. Other
ally collected data while participants were fects metabolism – the life-sustain- risk factors include being male, being older,
awake, only documenting the aftermath of PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE smoking, a family history of OSA, and any
OSA. Jonathan Jun, MD, assistant professor sort of difficulty with nose-breathing.
of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University ing chemical processes that occur
School of Medicine and the paper’s senior
within our bodies – the researchers

performed a number of metabolism-related acids and blood pressure can raise the risk

measurements when the sleeping study par- of strokes and heart attacks and, in another

ticipants were using a CPAP machine and cardiovascular consequence, the increase in

when the CPAP machine was withdrawn. cortisol can cause damage to blood vessels.

Dr. Jun and his colleagues found that While OSA has long been linked to obe-

CPAP withdrawal caused increased levels sity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease,

of fatty acids, glucose and cortisol (a stress the researchers say their study provides ev-

hormone); blood pressure also increased. idence that sleep apnea isn’t just a manifes-

Significantly, the more severe the OSA, the tation of these conditions; it can also directly

more those measurements increased when aggravate them.

the CPAP was withdrawn. The most common symptoms of OSA

Vero’s Dr. Suen says the increase in fatty include loud snoring, abrupt awakenings

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The use of a CPAP machine can, at first, INFLAMMATION? THESE SELECT FOODS MAY HELP
be both uncomfortable and claustrophobic.
A good starting point is to choose the right BY CARRIE DENNETT | The Washington Post chaotic process. It happens when your im- Aim to eat at least two fish meals per week.
CPAP mask for your face shape and sleeping mune system is persistently on high alert Of the nuts, walnuts have the most research
habits; there are a range of styles and sizes There’s a lot of talk about inflammation and ends up damaging your body. Instiga- showing an anti-inflammatory effect, but
available. Dr. Suen says that there have been and anti-inflammatory diets – but there’s tors include an unhealthy diet, lack of phys- almonds are another excellent choice. Ol-
many improvements in CPAP masks in re- also a lot of misinformation and confusion ical activity, unmanaged stress and lack of ive oil – a key component of the Mediterra-
cent years: they are lighter and smaller, often surrounding these nutrition buzz words. sleep, along with environmental pollutants. nean diet – is high in antioxidants, as well as
covering just the nose rather than the nose Many people aren’t quite clear on what in- healthy monounsaturated fats.
and mouth. flammation is and why we should be con- Diet and lifestyle shifts are the best way
cerned about it. And then there are the to prevent or reduce chronic inflammation. Fruit and non-starchy vegetables for fi-
The machines themselves have also plentiful myths about which foods affect in- There’s no single anti-inflammatory diet, ber, antioxidants and phytonutrients. You
evolved. “Most machines now have adjust- flammation. Here’s what you need to know. but the traditional Mediterranean diet is a can’t go wrong by making at least half of your
ments that allow the air pressure to ramp up good model to follow, with loads of science plate non-starchy vegetables. Top picks are
gradually, which helps the person get accli- INFLAMMATION 101 to back it up. In general, think whole, mini- leafy greens – kale, spinach and Swiss chard
mated,” Dr. Suen says. “And water chambers In general, inflammation happens when mally processed foods. to name a few – and the cruciferous family,
within the machine provide a humidifier ef- your body reacts to something abnormal. including broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cab-
fect, which helps avoid the dryness that can Acute inflammation, which happens after FOODS TO EAT MORE OF . . . bage and cauliflower. Garlic and onions are
result from the use of this type of device.” an injury or infection, is an orderly, healthy Fatty fish, olive oil, avocados, nuts and anti-inflammatory powerhouses, too. For
process. Your immune system mobilizes to seeds for the healthy fats. For fish, salmon fruit, berries, tart cherries and oranges have
Dr. Suen also says that for those who can’t destroy foreign invaders and clean up dam- takes top honors for inflammation-busting the strongest effect on inflammation.
tolerate a CPAP machine (or are simply look- aged tissue, then quiets back down. Chronic, omega-3 fats, but sardines, mackerel, an-
ing for an alternative), “oral appliance ther- or systemic, inflammation is an unhealthy, chovies and trout are other good choices. Whole grains, beans and lentils for fiber
apy” may be a viable option. A custom-fit
oral sleep appliance is made using digital or CONTINUED ON PAGE A17
physical models of the patient’s teeth; these
models are sent to a dental lab where the ap-
pliance is made.

A doctor, dentist or a sleep specialist can
help sufferers make the right treatment
choice; the important thing is that OSA must
not go untreated.

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TAVR HEART PROCEDURE MAY BE THE INFLAMMATION Foods and beverages that are high in sugar
‘GREATEST CARDIAC SHOW ON EARTH’ and white flour can spike your blood sugar,
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A15 leading to inflammation.
BY TOM LLOYD | Staff Writer Recovery times often include a week or
more in the hospital, and most patients and nutrients. Focus on intact whole grains Less healthy fats from red meat and
Eileen Barnum is pretty, petite and won’t resume their normal lives for two such as oats, quinoa, farro and brown rice fried foods. In excess, saturated fat (found
downright perky. months or more. (to name a few) rather than loading up on in animal foods, palm oil and coconut oil)
foods made with whole grain flour, such as can increase inflammation, and fried foods
She’s also 94 years old and she just had Gongidi explains that with traditional bread, tortillas and crackers. Although many contain high levels of highly inflammatory
the aortic valve in her heart replaced by open heart surgery, “We tell patients to anti-inflammatory diets claim that whole advanced glycation end products (AGEs).
surgeons at the Welsh Heart Center in restrict or limit their activities for at least grains and pulses – beans, peas and lentils
Vero Beach with a procedure that didn’t eight weeks. Sometimes 10 to 12 weeks. – increase inflammation, research shows LOOK AT YOUR LIFESTYLE
even exist a few years ago. With her, it was two days.” otherwise. Pulses are high in fiber and mag- Even the healthiest diet in the world can’t
nesium, and magnesium has been shown to make up for a lifestyle that’s marked by high
That procedure, known as trans-cathe- While two days is remarkable by any- help reduce inflammation. stress and lack of sleep.
ter aortic valve replacement, or TAVR, al- one’s standards, the more far-reaching Regular physical activity has both anti-in-
lowed the hospital’s surgical team to give and significant part of the story might be . . . AND FOODS TO EAT LESS OF flammatory and antioxidant benefits, plus
her heart a brand new replacement valve that heart valves damaged by stenosis or Sugar and refined grains (white flour). it can help you manage stress and improve
by running a catheter through the groin calcification in older patients like Bar- sleep quality. 
instead of by the more traditional open num can now – given the right circum-
heart surgical procedure that had been stances – be replaced in an operation that
“the gold standard” for cardiac cases for takes only about 30 minutes and requires
decades. only a tiny fraction of the recovery time.

Barnum, a fourth-generation de- Moreover, as Gongidi points out, in the
scendant of legendary circus owner and not-too-distant past, “If you were over the
age of 75, you would be hard-pressed to
Dr. Vikranth Gongidi with even find a surgeon who would do sur-
TAVR patient Eileen Barnham. gery on you.”

PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE Barnum sailed past that cut-off mark
nearly two decades ago.
showman P.T. Barnum, knows a little
something about what constitutes “the “We’re lucky in this community,” Gon-
greatest show on earth” and – judging gidi continues, “to have Dr. [Mark] Malias
by her smile – she might just be willing and Dr. [Cary] Stowe who take on high-
to cede that title to Welsh Heart Center risk procedures or high-risk patients.”
team.
High risk or not, this was no snap de-
“Well, I was only in the hospital a few cision.
days,” Barnum says proudly, “and I came
home and I just went about my business As Barnum explains, “Dr. (Nancy) Bak-
and I’ve had no problems. None whatso- er sent me to Dr. Gongidi and whatever
ever.” he saw on the pictures that he took, he
decided that I should have this [TAVR
Pausing briefly, she adds, “I will say, procedure] and I wasn’t going to argue.”
once I came home from the hospital, I
got right back to doing what I always do Gongidi, rated a five-star cardiologist
instead of resting, so I was a little tired. on Healthgrades.com, knew Barnum was
But that’s gone. Now I’m kinda normal.” “not a good candidate for open-heart sur-
gery” so he ordered those “pictures,” in-
That may not be the kind of quote cluding CT scans. CT scans were essential
you’d have seen on a 1920s-era circus because, as Gongidi explains, before un-
poster from P.T. Barnum, but Eileen Bar- dertaking the TAVR procedure, “We want
num’s cardiologist, Dr. Vikranth (Vic) to get a road map of her body before we
Gongidi, couldn’t be any happier with it go in there so we don’t get surprised once
or with his patients progress – or with the we go in.”
decision to opt for the TAVR procedure.
Maybe it was the thoroughness of
Traditional open heart surgery is a Gongidi’s preparation, or maybe it was
marathon that can last several hours. It his bright, reassuring smile, but this pa-
requires general anesthesia, slicing open tient-doctor pair clearly formed a bond.
up the chest cavity, cutting out the dam-
aged heart valve, stitching a new one in Barnum impishly calls Gongidi “my
and then sewing up that hole in the chest. own personal cardiologist” before joking-
ly admonishing him for being too busy to
take her out dancing.

Aortic stenosis is particularly common
in people over 70, so the growing use of
the TAVR procedure is certainly good
news for the older but still young-at-heart
like Barnum.

And with Barnum’s heart now pump-
ing far more efficiently than it was before
TAVR, she is feeling – and looking – much
better than just “kinda normal.”

Dr. Vik Gongidi is with the Indian River
Medical Center and the Welsh Heart Cen-
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only had one full year of occupancy. Beyond the kitchen is a formal dining

“Everyone I show it to flips because it’s
like a model, it’s hardly been lived in,” said
Kay Rodriguez of Lang Realty, who showed
me the house.

You enter the house into a tiled entry-

he ifference way. Ahead, the kitchen has beautiful gran- room that blends to a great room, 15 feet by
ite countertops and a lovely backsplash 15 feet, with an elegant coffered ceiling. Slid-
When exceptional assisted living is most important to you, with glass tiles. The cabinets have been ing doors open onto a screened lanai over-
you’ll notice The Brennity at Tradition difference. upgraded, with molding along the top and looking the pond. Across the pond is a grassy
under cabinet lighting. The stainless-steel area and the houses across the water are set
•Established team of care associates appliances are an upgraded package and back, ensuring privacy as you sit on the lanai.
•Friendly residents waiting to greet you there is a double stainless steel sink. There
•Activities geared for your personal interest is wide crown molding here and through- Back inside, there is a den or office, 13-
•Award-winning assisted living out the house, as well as custom plantation by-11. The master bedroom, a generous
shutters throughout. The pantry has wood 13-by-15, has a coffered ceiling, upgraded
Rliefessetyrvleetoydoauyr! shelves, a high-end feature which Rodri-
guez particularly likes. There is an area for
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Berber carpeting and a beautiful view of Club Talavera, the hub of Verano, for a tour. AFFORDABLE
the pond. His-and-hers closets have wood “It’s spectacular,” she said. “People love FLOORING
built-ins and shelving. The master bath has
separate vanities with granite countertops the amenities in Verano.” Lenny Agin • Tile Marble
and a seamless shower with floor-to-ceiling Indeed, you feel that you are at a resort.
tiles. There are beautiful inlaid decorative Over 25 Years In Business!
trim tiles. The second bedroom is 13-by-12, There is a library with a large-screen tele-
and has crown molding. The guest bath- vision and electric fireplace. The ballroom, 2014, 2015 & 2016
room has a frameless shower, tiled from for formal dances, weddings and parties, VOTED #1 FLOORING
floor to ceiling, with beautiful decorative has a bar and stage for entertainment Adja- STORE in St. Lucie Co.
tiled trim. cent is a catering kitchen that is used by the
caterers and also for cooking classes. There AGAIN!
Rodriguez noted the quality of the light- is a billiards room, an arts and crafts room,
ing fixtures throughout the house, which card rooms for men and women, an indoor
heated pool with lanes, locker rooms with
saunas and a massage room, an exercise
room for classes like Zumba and yoga, and
a fitness center to rival many commercial
centers. Outside, there are grills for pool
parties, covered cabanas, a large heated

Plush WATERPROOF
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$18.99 sq. yd.
PLANKING
Installed
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Carpet Starting at
$14.99 sq yd Installed 5$ 29
Sq. Ft.
12mm Laminate
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Starting at $3.99 sq ft
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will remain, but she said the house was pool with walk-down to make it easier for Made in the U.S.A. $329sq. ft. Installed
blessed with natural lighting, as well. little ones, bocce ball, tennis and basket- w/premium
ball. There are classes and special interest Laminate padding
“It’s a light, bright house,” she said. groups for painters, foodies, game livers,
When you buy a home in Verano, you crafters and just about anything else you Kitchen 18x18 Porcelain
truly buy a lifestyle. Rodriguez took me to can name. Cabinets Tile
Ceramic Tile
“It’s like living in a resort,” Rodriguez said. Now Available! 4$ 29
It’s like a resort, all right, but one that High Quality 3$ 49 Sq. Ft.
also has all the comforts of a great home.  at The Best Sq. Ft.
Price INSTALLED
FEATURES FOR 19031 SW POSITANO WAY INSTALLED
Reg. $3.99 Sq. Ft. Includes
Neighborhood: PGA Verano • Built: 2015 • Construction: CBS
Size: 1,646 sq. ft. • Total square footage: 2,330 Thin Setting Grout
Bedrooms: 2 • Bathrooms: 2 & Rip out of Old Carpet
Flooring: carpet, ceramic tile
Security: Manned gate, owner system ESFTRIMEEATES Complete, Bath Shop at
Remodeling Home
Additional features: Hunter Douglas plantation shutters in Service
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around entire house 1602 Village Green Dr. PSL
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outdoor pools, sauna, tennis Historic Ft. Pierce
Listing brokerage: Lang Realty 398-1320
Listing agent: Kay Rodriguez, 772-486-2126 201-1888 Cell 409-4117

Listing price: $319,000

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TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES

TOP SALES OF THE WEEK

Halloween week was filled with treats for local real estate agents, as 20 single-family residences and lots
changed hands from Oct. 30-Nov. 3 (some shown below).
The top sale of the week in Port St. Lucie was the home at 11285 SW Vanderbilt Circle. First listed in July
for $529,000, this 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 3,632-square-foot house sold for $510,000 on Oct. 31.
The week’s next-best sale was the residence at 1050 SW Mockingbird Drive. First listed in July for
$529,000, the 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 2,782-square-foot abode fetched $492,000 on Nov. 3.

SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND LOTS
ORIGINAL SELLING
PRICE
TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD
$510,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11285 SW VANDERBILT CIRCLE 7/13/2017 $529,000 10/31/2017 $492,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 1050 SW MOCKINGBIRD DRIVE 7/14/2017 $529,000 11/3/2017 $400,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 10988 SW HARTWICK DRIVE 4/18/2017 $420,000 11/1/2017 $370,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11701 SW ROSSANO LANE 1/9/2017 $419,900 11/1/2017 $292,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 1992 SW LEWIS STREET 7/5/2017 $299,900 10/31/2017 $289,900
PORT SAINT LUCIE 10720 SW WATERWAY LANE 9/13/2017 $300,000 10/31/2017 $280,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 12339 SW KEATING DRIVE 5/3/2017 $327,000 10/31/2017 $273,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 614 SW LAKE CHARLES CIRCLE 9/23/2017 $289,900 10/30/2017 $265,000
SAINT LUCIE WEST 566 ROMORA BAY 4/25/2016 $325,000 11/1/2017 $261,900
PORT SAINT LUCIE 5873 NW LEAH DRIVE 4/20/2017 $279,900 10/31/2017 $260,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 6376 NW TOPAZ COURT 5/23/2017 $294,000 11/1/2017 $245,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11699 SW ROWENA STREET 4/13/2017 $279,900 10/31/2017 $242,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 5804 NW ROSE PETAL COURT 9/19/2017 $245,900 10/31/2017

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

1050 SW Mockingbird Drive, Port Saint Lucie 10988 SW Hartwick Drive, Port Saint Lucie

Listing Date: 7/14/2017 Listing Date: 4/18/2017
Original Price: $529,000 Original Price: $420,000
Sold: 11/3/2017 Sold: 11/1/2017
Selling Price: $492,000 Selling Price: $400,000
Listing Agent: Jennifer Fleschner Listing Agent: Brian Sharkey

Selling Agent: Real Estate of Florida Jensen Selling Agent: Sharkey Real Estate

Liliam Detore Rita Miller

Coldwell Banker/ Res. Real Est Re/Max Ultimate Realty

11701 SW Rossano Lane, Port Saint Lucie 1992 SW Lewis Street, Port Saint Lucie

Listing Date: 1/9/2017 Listing Date: 7/5/2017
Original Price: $419,900 Original Price: $299,900
Sold: 11/1/2017 Sold: 10/31/2017
Selling Price: $370,000 Selling Price: $292,000
Listing Agent: Kathryn Kern Listing Agent: Rowena Henry

Selling Agent: Team Tradition Realty, Inc Selling Agent: Sweet Life Realty Group

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‘POP LEGENDS’ Australian Bee Gees tribute band still going strong. Page B6
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MUSICAL WEEKEND PHOTO COURTESY OF THE AUSTRALIAN BEE GEES

BY SAMANTHA BAITA | Staff Writer

1 A back-to-back weekend of
genre-jumping live musical
entertainment is on tap for you
at the Lyric in Stuart, starting off
Friday with “Pop Legends in Con-
cert: The Prince & Michael Jack-
son Experience.” With the flare,
swagger and style of two of the
greatest pop icons in the history
of pop, and his own talent, ener-
gy and pipes, Bobby Miller recre-
ates the excitement and magic of
a live Prince and Michael Jackson
concert. It’s no surprise that Mill-
er can nail he moves, manner-
isms and music of these adored
entertainers since, says the Lyric
promo, he’s “studied and emu-
lated” their persona, voice and
dance movements … since early
childhood.” With a strong back-
up band, back-up singers, spot-
on costumes you’ll recognize,
and songs you love, like “Purple
Rain,” “1999,” “Beat It,” “Thrill-
er,” and “Man in the Mirror,” this
all-out, fully-staged show is one
Prince and Michael Jackson fans
will want to catch. So, get your
tix and party like it’s 1999. Show
starts at 7 p.m.

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Tiger tale suits IRSC theatre students to a ‘Tea’

BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer moments of playtime.”

[email protected] The cast consists of four actors who play

Little girls and tea parties go together like, Sophie’s mom, dad, Sophie and the tiger.

well little girls and tea parties. Little girls like Three additional cast members will be help-

nothing better than to have a tea party, pref- ing with the audience participation part of the

erable wrangling daddy into sitting down and show, guiding them through their “roles” in it.

even wearing a pink boa. Wenger is studying business administra-

Still, a tea party where the guest is a tiger is tion, but he said that theater will always be

news, indeed. Students at Indian River State close to his heart.

College will bring that scenario to life in the “Definitely, theater is always going to be a

musical adaptation of the popular Judith Kerr part of my life,” he said. “I’m in business to

book, “The Tiger Who Came to Tea.” The show earn money and save up. My big dream is to

has music by David Wood and will be present- open my own theater, geared towards teach-

ed Dec. 2 and Dec. 9 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at ing children. That’s the goal.”

IRSC’s Wynne Black Box Theatre. It’s a perfect Right now, Wenger is concentrating on his

family show for those 4 and over, and if you studies and bringing Sophie and her tiger to

have some visiting kids who came down for life.

Thanksgiving, it’s a great place to take them. “I’m really excited,” he said. “This show is

Brendan Wenger, an IRSC student, is direct- my baby. It’s my first time directing a play at

ing the piece. Wenger is a frequent performer IRSC and I’m putting everything into it. I’m

in roles at IRSC and beyond, but directing is really looking forward to it.”

a new venture. He received his associate de- IRSC theater students rehearse “The Tiger Who Came to Tea.” PHOTO COURTESY OF INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE. Live theater for the youngest audiences is

gree with the help of the theater scholarship pretty sparse in our area. Tickets for this show

program, and is now pursuing a bachelor’s degree in who comes to tea.” are $5. That seems like a small price to see the delight

business administration. He is excited about this show. The show is performed by college students for young- on a child’s face.

“There are a lot of audience participation songs so er audiences, but Wenger thinks that older audiences

kids can play a part,” he said. “It’s kind of fun. It was a will enjoy it, as well. Indian River State College, 3209 Virginia Ave., Fort

children’s book and it follows the storyline. You get kind “What I’m trying to achieve is a realistic look into a Pierce, presents “The Tiger who Came to Tea” Dec. 2 and 9

of a glimpse into the life of Sophie, a little girl with an child’s imagination,” Wenger said. “It’s something adults at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tickets are $5. Call 1-800-220-9915

active imagination. Her imagination leads her to a tiger can identify with in reliving their own childhoods and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday. 

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BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer new ideas and new designers. It really is
[email protected] unbelievable. I do a lot of the menorahs.
That’s how I became the Menorah Lady.
The Riverside Theatre’s Festival of Trees (In the beginning), it wasn’t what it is to-
is, for many, the unofficial beginning of day. These guys have kept the flavor, yet
the holiday season. This year’s event, changed it up.”
which benefits Riverside Children’s The-
atre programming and scholarships, is Kevin Quillinan, the director of theater
the festival’s 20th. It begins with a gala on education, spoke about what all the fun
Nov. 17 and continues on Nov. 18-19. and planning goes toward.

On a conference call, Carol Kanarek, “It supports the wide variety of pro-
who spoke about the event’s history and gramming, what we do,” he said.
her Menorah table; Kevin Quillinan, di-
rector of theater education; Annamarie “It keeps the cost low for our families.
LaBella, director of special events; and Our average price for tuition is $100-$150.
Sofia Crowell, special events associate, There are classes at other places that are
spoke about this year’s event, called $600-600. We try to offer quality educa-
“Sugar and Spice.” tion as affordably as we can. We offer af-
ter-school classes in theater, dance and
Kanarek has been with the festival for music for those from 3 years to high school.
all 20 years.
“The last several years, we have in-
“I was on the Riverside Children’s creased our outreach to schools and the
Board 20 years ago,” she said. “We need- community. We have the ‘Schoolsical’
ed a fundraiser to run the Children’s The- program, where our teachers go into the
atre and someone had seen a festival of schools at no cost and rehearse a short
trees. They brought it to the committee play. The students come and perform it
and it was new to us. We were entranced. here. We have a touring group of profes-
It was incredible. It started with a skele- sional actors, our apprentices, who go
ton crew and we got whoever would help. into different schools at no charge.”
I kept thinking, ‘How are they going to do
this every year,’ but every year, they have One of the features of this year’s event

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combined with any combined with any combined with any with their three-part harmonies, wrote
other offer. Expires other offer. Expires other offer. Expires all of their own hits. They are among the “We honed the show, but ever since we
best-selling artists of all time and are mem- began, it’s been unstoppable,” he said. “The
11-30-17 11-30-17 11-30-17 bers of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. For number of fans the Bee Gees have is mind
many, they are inextricably woven together boggling. The music is timeless.”
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ver.” Hosking said that performing as three
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“The idea behind the concert is that if
As a young man in Melbourne Australia, the Bee Gees were still performing, what
Hosking played the piano and perfumed would you expect? That’s the premise, from
in clubs. He began a theater company, the moment you enter to the moment you
and wrote an opera, “Crusade,” about the leave. We are multi-media, with three big
doomed Children’s Crusade of the 12th screens and a light show that’s very modern.
century, when he was 21. It was staged at We take them from the ’60s era. We break
the Edinburgh Festival and was well-re- it down to one mic in one section to show
ceived. Hosking began producing shows the brotherhood. Then you figuratively step
as well as performing, and in 1996 he met into the time machine to the 1970s. There
Ricardo Antonio and David Davis. are plenty of surprises. The video screens
have disco balls and lighting. It’s a big party.
“We were working at different things, By the end people are up dancing. It’s not
theater and bands,” he said. “We had a hard to do. It’s fabulous music.”
few projects together, and quite honestly,
we wanted to make more money. Tribute I asked Hosking if the Bee Gees created
bands were starting to come around and no disco or is disco created the Bee Gees.
one was doing the Bee Gees because it was
too difficult. It’s not easy to get the harmo- “The Bee Gees music was the foundation
for disco,” he said. “Arguably, they created
disco music. The created some magic with
the ‘Saturday Night Live’ soundtrack. It was

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COMING UP at – you guessed it – the Lyric, prepared to day night’s Comedy Corner. You may well AUSTRALIAN BEE GEES
bring their audience back to, or introduce have seen headliner Mike Vecchione chat-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 them to, some of the most popular pop of ting it up with Jay Leno, or Jimmy Fallon CONTINUED FROM PAGE B6
the 1960s, with mega hits like “Come a Lit- or Conan O’Brien, or making funny on
2 Back at the Lyric on Saturday is tle Bit Closer,” “She Cried” and “This Mag- Comedy Central or Last Comic Standing. not written for the movie. The movie deal
country music singer/songwrit- ic Moment.” According to Wikipedia, the This Boca Raton High School graduate came later. The album was already created.”
er Brian Collins’ show postponed from quartet was discovered while performing gets around. Vecchione took a rather cir-
September thanks to Mother Nature. Ac- at NYU in the ’50s. Led by the first of three cuitous route to the stand-up stage. He Hosking said that they are paying tribute
cording to Collins’ website, he’s opened “Jays,” Jay Traynor, they were “one of the earned a bachelor’s in criminal justice and to the Bee Gees by recreating them.
for numerous artists in several genres. His original blue-eyed soul groups,” known for a masters in special ed and did lots of oth-
singles include his debut release, “Never their doo-wop harmonies and “relatable er not-comedy things before heading to “In the concert, we are the Bee Gees,”
Really Left,” “Shine A Little Love” and his lyrics that highlighted the angst and cele- the Big Apple and making it big in comedy. he said. “We want a compete suspension
most recent, “Healing Highway.” Appear- bration of teenagedom.” With two original This week’s featured act will be frequent of disbelief. People thank us for bringing
ing with Collins will be singer/songwriter members, Sandy Deane and Howard Kane, Comedy Corner headliner Cal Verduchi. them back. The music get passed on. Peo-
Levi Lowrey and JessLee. A Georgia boy plus Marty Sanders, who joined in 1962, As show producer Casey N Spaz Come- ple are bringing their children to our shows.
like Collins, Lowrey has performed on and Jay (No. 3) Reincke, Jay and the Amer- dy puts it, Verduchi is typically “armed They’re passing the legacy on. Only Barry is
many Zac Brown Band projects. Loxa- icans still delight audiences with songs with impressions and caffeine” and is, in left and it’s important to keep the legacy
hatchee native JessLee is well known that earned five Top 10 records and 18 fact, “the reason Valium was invented,” alive. We’re paying homage the best way we
throughout Florida and was the winner of chart-topping hits. Show times are 4 p.m. so you can probably count on a hilarious, can.”
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BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent “We’re going to see how the public re- PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. LUCIE added that nature requires respect.
sponds.” “We clearly warn in all of our literature
Primitive camping is here. that from the campsites.
“Primitive camping is generally de- Keen said the campsites at McCarty don’t Keen said mobile telephone service and information packets, we warn McCarty
scribed as ‘rustic,’ or remote campsites with have utilities, but do have amenities. Ranch Preserve is home to creatures such
limited or no commercial facilities,” Brad is spotty at McCarty. His phone gets ser- as alligators in the lake, bobcats, possibly
Keen, assistant director of Port St. Lucie’s “All sites have a fire ring with a removable vice there, but he said some city workers’ coyotes, wild hogs,” he said. “I would not
parks and recreation, said. “There’s no con- grilling rack, a picnic table and a lantern phones don’t. However, there’s a way to advise going into the woods (on trails) at
nections for water, sewer or electricity.” hook,” he said. campers to call for emergency services. night.”
The city set up 13 primitive campsites
for tent campers and six for recreational ve- Additionally, “we do have potable wa- “There is an emergency telephone sys- Campers are not allowed to take fire-
hicles at the McCarty Ranch Preserve. The ter, restrooms and showers for those who tem out there that has direct access to 911,” works or discharge firearms. Leashed or re-
RV sites have milled asphalt to park on. The choose to camp there,” Keen said. Keen said. strained pets are allowed.
tent sites are on “native ground,” Keen said.
The City Council started discussing add- That just takes a bit of walking to get to He said campers are able to use trails “You can have alcohol at your campsite,”
ing camping to the offerings at McCarty when there even at night. However, Keen Keen said. “We don’t want people walking
during its winter retreat in March last year. through the trails with a beer in hand, or
Former council member Michelle Berger out on the lake.”
spearheaded the conversation.
“I’m pretty sure this is the fourth time Keen said that police regularly patrol the
the council has talked about it and said it’s park. Campers can leave the park at night,
a good idea,” she said at the 2016 retreat. but may not be able to reenter. “There is a
Berger added, “I’ll pull out the pom-poms gate across the entrance at the main access
and stand on the desk and say, ‘Camping is road,” Keen said. “If it happens to be closed,
a good idea at McCarty Ranch.’” if you’re exiting, it opens automatically.”
City staff investigated a number of
campsites options ranging from primitive Tent campers are allowed to stay up to 14
to “glamping”— a hyphenation for glamor- consecutive days. RV campers may stay 30.
ous camping. By August the council firmly Keen said recreational vehicle owners have
narrowed the proposed camping to primi- a dump station available.
tive only.
“This is a pilot program,” Keen said. “Whether you live in Tradition, St. Luc-
ie West, the Torino area, or the east side of
(U.S. 1), the unique thing about the camp-
ing experience at the McCarty Ranch Pre-
serve is you’re going to be able to experi-
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The city bought the 5,100-acre McCarty THING

Ranch just west of Tradition — at 12525 Carol Reckert and
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with an eye toward building a water treat- jewelry at the Art of
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county. The two governments had a sharp by volunteer Bobbie
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hiking.

Campers must go by the Port St. Luc-
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Michelle Franklin, left, St. Lucie County’s also was named as one of the “Best Places to
Property Appraiser, receives an award from
Tamara Williamson, chapter president of the Work.” In all, 13 companies and local govern-
St. Lucie County Human Resources Associ-
ation, last Wednesday in St. Lucie West. The ments were recognized during the HRA’s 16th
office of 65 employees was recognized for
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well as for its internal program to encourage
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County Board of County Commissioners
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NOVEMBER Local social studies teachers make the grade

10 Meet the Early Bird Hike. St. Lucie
County’s Environmental Resourc-

es Department continues offering guided hikes

through May. From 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Indian Hills

Recreation Area, 52 Savannah Road, Fort Pierce.

Before work or the start of your busy day, take

the opportunity to be serenaded by a sunrise

“dawn chorus,” courtesy of the area’s resident

and migrant song birds. We’ll be out early to

spy on the feathered residents of this preserve,

as well as explore the blooming plant life which

sustains some of our favorite pollinators – but-

terflies. This is an opportunity to see and hear

wildlife, to observe and identify butterflies, drag-

onflies and flowers … all during the morning’s

milder temperatures. For more information and

to find the link for registration, please visit www.

slchikes.org, call 772-462-2526.

18 Wise Owl Hike. St. Lucie County’s Sharon Ortiz. Nikki Gomez. Lauren Kappler.
Environmental Resources Depart- Lea Ann McCaffrey.

ment continues offering guided hikes through Social Studies educators from all over West Centennial High School) were rec-
Florida made their way to Palm Harbor for
May. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Spruce Bluff Pre- the 60th Annual Florida Council for Social ognized for their efforts and strengths in
Studies Conference.
serve, 611 SE Dar Lane, Port St. Lucie. Owls rule teaching that they bring to their profession
Amid their peers, St. Lucie Public
the night at this preserve. The calls of resident Schools educators were honored for teach- and share with others.
ing excellence.
Screech and Barred Owls will greet guests from In addition, Sharon Ortiz (Fort Pierce
In an awards dinner celebration that
overhead while the frog and cicada choruses ser- carried the conference theme of “Honor- Central High School) was also recognized
ing the Past, Preserving the Present, and
enade the group as we walk along the preserve’s Shaping the Future,” Nikki Gomez (Rivers with the J.R. Skretting Social Science Pro-
Edge Elementary), Lauren Kappler (West-
marshes. This site, replete with a rich human and gate K-8) and Lea Ann McCaffrey (St. Lucie fessional Award for her work in expanding

natural history, changes into an ethereal night- the membership and ably representing

time world for us to explore and to help us gain the goals of the organization. Ortiz is a

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Grant said some of the sellers seem to & Cut (includes Style) Reg. $7500
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Grant, the county’s recreational coordina- stuff. “We’ve got lots of regulars there,” $15. He said sellers can go by the office
tor, said. “October to March, once a month.” he said. “It’s a little bit of everything. You at the park before the yard sale and pay
have people who are moving, so they’re for spots a couple ways, or just show up
The yard sale is at the John B. Parks trying to sell furniture. We have people with cash. “You can just show up the day
Sports Complex, at 1302 Virginia Ave., selling plants.” of. It’s cash-only the day of,” he said.
Fort Pierce. Admission is free. Grant said
the offerings rotate from month to month There are a few restrictions. “You can’t The monthly yard sales are 7 a.m. to 3
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food and sell it out there.”
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IF DECLARER SLIPS, MAKE HIM PAY NORTH
A984
Benjamin Franklin wrote, “A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the WEST 54 EAST
tongue you may never get over.” 53 J763 QJ72
Q 10 8 6 KQ6 973
A slip of a card may cost you a contract, whether you are the declarer or a defender. It is 42 Q 10 9
important, of course, that when an opponent slips, you make him pay. Do not slide also A 10 9 8 5 SOUTH 732
and give him a chance to regain his footing. K 10 6
AKJ2
In this deal, how should South plan the play in three no-trump after West leads the club AK85
10? J4

That South hand, despite its 19 points, is close to a two-no-trump opening because Dealer: South; Vulnerable: Both
it has seven ace-king points (two for each ace and one for each king). But the weak
doubleton club suggests taking the low road. The Bidding:

South starts with seven top tricks: two spades, two hearts, two diamonds and one club SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
(at trick one). By far the best chance for two more winners is to play on diamonds. After 1 Diamonds Pass 1 Spades Pass
taking the first trick with the club jack, South should cash the diamond ace. Here, when 2 NT Pass 3 NT All Pass LEAD:
West plays low, declarer continues with the king. When everyone follows, declarer plays 10 Clubs
a third round, and he might well end up with an overtrick. This play has an a priori 92.4
percent chance of success. (If West plays the diamond nine or 10 on the first round,
South should next lead a low diamond toward dummy’s jack.)

At the table in a social game, South slipped: He crossed to dummy with a spade at trick
two, then played a heart to his jack. West defended accurately by taking the trick and
leading a second low club to keep communication with his partner. Now the contract
was over.

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