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08/26/2016 ISSUE 02

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VOLUME 1, ISSUE 2 YOUR INDEPENDENT LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2016

Three seats at stake in spirited City Council race

BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer The top two finishers in each left in her term so she could run after a second candidate, David for the seat. John Carvelli, Linda
[email protected] district’s race will face off again in for St. Lucie County Commission. Skiles, dropped from the race. Gausten, Chauncelor R. Howell,
the general election. The winner District 2’s representative, Coun- James Pucci, Robert L. Joseph and
Three seats are up for grabs on of those races will then serve on cilwoman Michelle Berger, decid- While Council members must Armando Rodriguez are those
the Port St. Lucie City Council, the Council for four years, with the ed not to seek another term and is reside in the District they repre- candidates.
drawing 11 candidates to vie for exception of the District 1 repre- not running for re-election. sent, voters elect all Council mem-
their place on the dais. But the sentative. bers city-wide. As a firefighter and paramedic,
races won’t be determined until Councilman Ron Bowen, who James Pucci said he has a unique
November – after voters narrow Councilwoman Linda Bartz represents District 4, faces just St. Lucie West and Tradition are perspective in approaching local
their choices on Tuesday. resigned her seat with two years one challenger, Jolien Caraballo, represented by District 2, which
has the most candidates running CONTINUED ON PAGE A3

Candid candidates! All smiles at meet-and-greet ahead of big day VOTERS TO FIND
BALLOT STUFFED
WITH OPTIONS

Anthony Bonna Armando Rodriguez Bruno Moore Cathy Townsend Chauncelor Howell Gayle Harrell Gertrude Walker BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer
Linda Bartz [email protected]
James Pucci Joseph Smith John Carvelli Jolien Caraballo Judge Nirlaine Smartt Sal Anicito Linda Gausten
Early voting ends on Saturday
Michelle Franklin Patrick Campion Rich Williams Robert Joseph Ron Bowen Stephanie Morgan – after that, voters will have to
wait until Tuesday, Aug. 30, to cast
PHOTOS BY MITCH KLOORFAIN their ballots for the various candi-
dates seeking office, including the
Supervisor of Elections, who is in
a unique position – campaigning
to keep her post while simulta-
neously running the county elec-
tions.

Gertrude Walker has been the
elections chief for the last 35 years
– 9 times, voters have placed her
in that office. She’s seeking a 10th
term, saying she’s not done mak-
ing changes and improvements.

But she isn’t without a challeng-
er. Sheritta Johnson wants to oust
the long-time supervisor.

“A lot of people are ready for a
change,” Johnson said during a
recent Meet the Candidate event
in Tradition.

Johnson wants to see the office
bridge the generation gap – pair

CONTINUED ON PAGE A3

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CITY COUNCIL RACES diversify the city’s economy. His previous She said she has a plan for restructuring pharmacy opened his eyes to City govern-
post on the School Board, he said, would the City’s debt to better pay it down and ment – it took him six or seven months to
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 serve the city, too. He expects to work with lessen the burden. get the City permits he needed. If elected,
the School District in laying out what the Joseph said he’d like to tackle the permitting
government. “I see the living conditions” of City’s expectations are for the schools in the Armando Rodriguez has been active process.
the people, he said. “You get a good feel” for city limits and work to attract programs that in the community for the last three years,
what the needs are, including sidewalks and would in turn attract families. fighting against Section 8 “projects” hous- Chauncelor “Gunny” Howell plans to put
bus stops. ing that, he said, would have threatened his military background to work for the City
Linda Gausten is a recent retiree who residents’ quality of life. should he be elected. For 20 years, Howell
He said he would continue to serve as a wants to put her time into improving the served in the U.S. Marine Corps and is Hon-
firefighter with St. Lucie County Fire Rescue city, she said. The nearby community had tapped him orably Retired.
even if elected. The only board on which he to be their mouthpiece, and his activity
would not be able to serve would be the Fire “I couldn’t sit on the sidelines any longer,” grew from there. Veterans affairs and issues will be one
Board, due to the conflict of interest. she said, adding that her background in munic- area he plans to focus on if placed on the
ipal finance would be a boon for the Council. Robert L. Joseph, a transplant from Council dais.
Former St. Lucie County School Board Haiti, is a small business owner with
member John Carvelli said the time was “We have more debt that we should,” plans to expand and hire more people, Other goals he has for the office include
right for him to run for Port St. Lucie City she said, pointing to the failed Vaccine and he said – it’s his way of helping the city by attracting “new high-tech industry, ca-
Council because he saw a need to better Gene Therapy Institute and Digital Domain. creating jobs. reer-oriented jobs, and a major university to
“It’s manageable” but could be better. Port St. Lucie,” according to his website. 
His experience, though, with opening his

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For Walker’s part, there are two main Others seeking voters’ support are those
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four-year term. iff, Property Appraiser, School Board and
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KNEE OR HIP New app is a tourism de force
REPLACEMENT
INFECTION? BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Correspondent many restaurants as we could and we’re
[email protected] still populating it to the best of our ability.
COMPENSATION MAY BE AVAILABLE We’re looking into the possibility of inte-
St. Lucie County Tourism wants resi- grating with the YELP app. We’re explor-
Infections resulting from knee or hip dents and visitors alike to have the attrac- ing that.”
replacement surgeries are rare; however, tions of the area at their fingertips.
the use of some medical tools during the The entire Treasure Coast has had chal-
The Tourism Office has launched a free lenges this year with the algae problems,
implantation process may increase the mobile app that contains easy-to-navigate and Bireley said that they try to keep up to
risk of this debilitating complication. information about the area’s beaches, din- date on the latest information.
ing, eco and heritage tours, na-
If you or a loved one was diagnosed with ture sites, fishing, arts and cul- “We try to stay as updat-
a surgical infection after knee or hip ture, golf, Mets baseball, places ed as possible from official
replacement surgery call to stay and special events. sources such as the Health
our attorneys today Department, whether it’s Zika
Users can build a list of fa- or water (quality,”) she said. “If
We provide free evaluations regarding these cases. vorite activities and places to we receive calls, we refer them
We will not charge you for this evaluation; and in fact, allow them to plan their visits. to official resources.”
Some of the listings, including
we will never charge you a fee or cost unless we dining places, are GPS-based The area has many attrac-
take your case and you first recover money. and provide a listing of restau- tions and activities, including
rants closest to the asker’s lo- the National Navy UDT SEAL
There are time limitations on pursuing claims so cation. Museum, the Regional Histori-
call us today for a free consultation cal Center, the Sunrise Theatre,
Charlotte Bireley is the two botanical gardens, the St.
director of tourism and mar- Lucie County Aquarium, the Mets and
keting for St. Lucie County. She said the horseback riding on the beach. All can be
app will help visitors and residents alike. found on the new app.
“It’s geared for tourism but we feel it
could be a great resource for residents The free mobile app can be download-
in the area who might not know some of ed for iPhone at the App Store and for An-
the attractions available,” she said. “We droid on Google Play by searching for “Visit
can all learn something new. The GPS is St. Lucie.” For more information about St.
in the restaurant section and when you Lucie County tourist attractions, visit www.
pull up a category, the listings will be in VisitStLucieFLA.com. 
the order closest to you. We’ve put in as

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6 August 26, 2016 ST. LUCIE VOICE | ST. LUCIE WEST AND TRADITION | NEWS www.stlucievoice.com

Vets wait impatiently for new nursing home in Tradition

BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer the states in which those homes are locat- Other rules, though, went into effect St. Lucie County was eligible for a home.
[email protected] ed pony up the remaining 35 percent. a year ago, according to Murray, which “We were scrambling around” trying to
caused the Tradition home to be placed
Veterans living in and around the Trea- Wayne Teegardin, of the St. Lucie Coun- on hold and the price tag to sky-rocket to find a suitable piece of property, taking
sure Coast hoping to find a nearby nursing ty Veterans Department, is more hopeful nearly $60 million. samples from the ground, processing those
home geared specifically to their needs will than confident the project will finally get samples, and filling out all the paperwork,
have to continue waiting. started. Even with the changes to the layout and Teegardin said.
footprint, the 28-acre site that was donat-
The Ardie R. Copas Veterans Nursing “We won’t know until November,” he ed by Tradition Development Co. will still By the end of it, St. Lucie’s package was
Home was originally expected to be open said, adding they “hope to still be first on work for the planned nursing home. 300 pages thick, according to Teegardin,
and ready for vets in late 2016 or 2017. But the (funding) list.” who personally delivered several copies to
that timeline is now on hold. At the earli- With the new price tag, both the feder- the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs
est, veterans might be able to move into In November, the U.S. Department of al government and Florida are expected to on the day the application was due.
the Tradition home by mid-to-late 2018 or Veterans Affairs will release its plans for increase their contributions to cover in-
early 2019. $90 million worth of projects. The feds’ creased cost. For Florida, that means pay- He and others from the county also de-
portion of the Copas Veterans Nursing ing 35 percent of $58.9 million – or $20.6 cided to go to each of the proposed sites
But that’s a big might. Home would be nearly $38.3 million of that million – an increase of almost $7 million. throughout the state, taking note of their
It all hinges on a decision that won’t be $90 million budget allotment. competition so as to make a strong final
announced until this November, when the Murray said he’s heard no grumblings or pitch to the site selection committee.
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs releases Murray said that despite the wait, work misgivings from legislators regarding the
its list of funded projects. Will the Ardie R. continues on the home, which would be hit to the state budget the project would Teegardin said for all of St. Lucie’s scram-
Copas Veterans Nursing Home in Tradition located across from The Brennity, a senior land. bling and preparation, it’s disappointing
be on that list? care facility, on Tradition Parkway. that the project has been held up.
Steve Murray, of the Florida Department For Teegardin, all the county can do is
of Veterans Affairs, believes so – in fact, The original project cost estimate was keep the Florida legislators engaged, keep When the Ardie R. Copas Veterans Nurs-
he’s banking on it. There is no Plan B if the just shy of $40 million. But as designers the project top of mind, and ask them to ing Home was first announced, Teegar-
federal government changes its mind and and planners got underway with crafting reach out to their counterparts in D.C. din’s phone rang constantly from veterans
doesn’t fund the project. the project, the feds stepped in and said wanting to reserve a room. Now, as time
“We are super-committed” to building changes needed to be made to adhere to “We’re not sitting back, waiting for No- has dragged on, those calls come less of-
the home in St. Lucie County, Murray said, the new design guidelines. vember,” Teegardin said, though not much ten. And what calls do come in, Teegardin
adding that he fully expects the Veterans more work on the project itself can be done has to explain that they’re still playing the
Administration to fund the work. Instead of dual-occupancy rooms, the at this point. waiting game.
The federal government has agreed to government wanted single-occupancy
fund 65 percent of veterans nursing homes; rooms – a requirement it negotiated with Teegardin has been involved in the vet- He takes solace in that veterans have a
the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs erans nursing home from the start – im- unique perspective. “They kind of under-
when it built the veterans nursing home in mediately following the Florida Depart- stand how the government sometimes op-
St. Augustine. ment of Veterans Affairs’ notification that erates,” he said. 

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CITY COUNCIL

Port St. Lucie City Council • District 2

Let’s Go From Good
To Great!

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VOTE

Armando
Rodriguez!

Port St. Lucie City Council District 2

Armando Rodriguez born and raised in Bronx NY. Former NYPD and Fl officer who
worked under cover and was a community Policing officer.

Resident of Port st Lucie for 18 years and has been and active member of the community.

I am the only candidate that was asked by my community to run for office.

For the last 3 years Armando has advocated at the City, County and Treasure Coast
level against the following issues on his own behalf showing commitment,
sacrifice and leadership.

The Torino Detox - member of the Torino Residential Committee and still fighting against it
Seven50 - would have put section 8 occupants into apts (self sustaining communities)
built on the north end of Tradition and a foreclosed house in Tradition. All other gated
communities were also in the plans for the same action.

Tax raise for 2013 2014 2015
The sale of Digital Doman to a “no tax paying” entity

The Civic Center development
VGTI - asking for additional funding
Wal-Mart wanting to build in back of Kings Isle.

And many more issues.
None of my opponents have never advocated against these issues

nor did they bother to get involved.

Paid for and approved by Armando Rodriguez for PSL Dist. 2 City Council Campaign

VOTE

AUGUST 30TH

Brian Mast

In the Republican
Primary

“ I will serve you
in Congress
like I served
you on the

battlefield... ”

320 SW Federal Highway
Stuart, FL.

Paid for and approved by Mast for Congress

8 August 26, 2016 ST. LUCIE VOICE | ST. LUCIE WEST AND TRADITION | NEWS www.stlucievoice.com

Serving our Community with Fairness, Justice and Integrity

KEEP
JUDGE
SMARTT!
Judge Nirlaine T. Smartt

St. Lucie County Court, 19th Judicial Circuit

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Chris Dzadovsky is our champion for

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Understanding the
St. Lucie County

Fire District Assessment

Referendum Property Tax Revenues and Calls for Assistance

On August 30, 2016 all St. Lucie County registered voters will have the opportunity to vote on an annual $60.00 50
assessment of up to $50 per residence and other modest fees for commercial property and vacant land. 48
The assessment will fund the District’s fire protection services, equipment, facilities and programs. $55.00 46
44
Why is the Fire District seeking this assessment? $50.00 42
40
Currently, the District’s fire rescue services are primarily paid for through an ad valorem property tax $45.00 38
capped at 3 mils. This funding was adequate until additional Homestead Exemptions and the Great 36
Recession combined to dramatically decrease taxable values. When values sharply decreased, $40.00 34
so did the funds available to pay for services. Fire District revenues fell 36% -- but calls for assistance 32
continued to rise by an average of 4.8% each year! $35.00 30

$30.00
FY2006 FY2007 FY2008 FY2009 FY2010 FY2011 FY2012 FY2013 FY2014
/07 /08 /09 /10 /11 /12 /13 /14 /15

Revenues (millions) $57.84 $54.36 $45.61 $36.42 $36.88 $37.30 $37.21 $44.93 $45.86
Calls (thousands) 36 37 38 38 39 41 43 46 48

Revenues (millions) Calls (thousands)

What does this mean to me?

As of March 2014, the owners of 10,891 properties paid nothing for fire protection because their assessed home value was less than the value of their tax exemptions; 42% of all
properties in the county contributed less than $75 for the Fire District’s services. If the referendum passes, starting next year all property owners (residential, commercial, industrial,
institutional, and vacant land) in St. Lucie County, including those in the cities, will pay an assessment for the Fire District when they pay their property tax bill. Those rates can be
found on the District’s website. For the homeowner, the assessment for each residence will be no more than $50 – less than 14 cents a day. Because this fee is not linked to the
value of a home, all homeowners will share fairly and equally in this assessment and the fire protection services it supports.

What will the money be used for? FIRE VEHICLE NEEDS 2017 2018 2019 2020
5 4 1
By law, the funds may only be used for fire protection services, facilities/equipment and programs. In order to maintain high Fire Engines 6 1 1
levels of service with reduced revenue during the economic downturn, one of the cost-saving measures the District took 2 2
was to temporarily put off purchasing replacement vehicles or making necessary capital improvements to fire stations. Quints (multi-function truck) 2 2 1
Maintaining a reliable fleet of vehicles is essential to providing reliable fire protection services. Over the next four years,
the District must replace 27 trucks that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars each. Another 15 rescue trucks will also be Brush Trucks (for wildfires)
needed, but these will be purchased using other funding sources.
Tankers

What else has the District done to save money?

Having a single Fire District that serves the entire county allows our District to operate at a lower cost than neighboring fire departments. For instance, last year the per-resident cost for
fire rescue services was about 15% lower in St. Lucie County than in neighboring counties – and the St. Lucie County Fire District handled about 2,500 more calls than Martin and Indian
River counties combined. The starting pay of our firefighters is $32,000 a year versus $43,118 in Martin and $39,838 in Indian River. Between 2009-2014, our employees agreed to
first postpone and then cut in half scheduled pay and cost of living increases and agreed to increase their own contributions by 2% of base pay to the pension plan, reducing taxpayer costs.
The District also reduced firefighter staffing from a high of 404 in 2008 to a low of 359 in 2014.

What may happen if the referendum fails?

Ultimately, if funding for the Fire District fails to cover costs, the District would have no choice but to
decrease its level of service to the county’s residents, through staffing cuts and continued deferral of
critical equipment purchases. In addition to jeopardizing the safety of our residents, the lack of
equipment and potentially longer response times will likely negatively impact our county’s insurance
rating - which can lead to an increase in homeowner and commercial fire insurance premiums,
or even result in the inability to obtain fire insurance on some properties.

For more information: www.slcfiresafetyfacts.com

10 August 26, 2016 ST. LUCIE VOICE | ST. LUCIE WEST AND TRADITION | NEWS www.stlucievoice.com

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ENDORSED BY
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CITY SERVICES

• Formed 29 block associations and sat on the board of directors of the Federation of Block Associations in Brooklyn.
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PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT

• In 2015, Linda was one of the leaders in the successful opposition against Compost USA, a human sewerage composting company proposing
to put an open air plant to compost over two million tons of sewerage a year in an unsuitable location in St. Lucie County. Their plan would
have been an environmental disaster for the waterways, air quality, and health of Port St. Lucie. The commissioners of St. Lucie County, Mar
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CRIME BLOTTER AUG. 13-19 Lucie County Sheriff’s Office; Charge(s): Fel- Agency: St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office;
ony Warrant for Aggravated Assault with a Charge(s): Warrant.
 Derrick Anthony Blackman, 22, 5456-208 Department; Charge(s): Felony Marijuana deadly weapon.
NW Moorhen Trail, Port St. Lucie; Incident possession over 20 grams.  Ashley Rose Orben, 26, 6008 NW Favian
Location: 100 block SW Peacock Blvd., Port  Scott Michael Gendreau, 45, 8319 Mul- Ave., Port St. Lucie; Arrest Location: Same;
St. Lucie; Arresting Agency: Port St. Lucie Po-  Jasen Anthony Maxwell, 33, 6008 NW Fa- ligan Circle, Port St. Lucie; Arrest Location: Arresting Agency: Port St. Lucie Police De-
lice Department; Charge(s): 2 counts Felony vian Ave., Port St. Lucie; Arrest Location: 900 8319 Mulligan Circle, Port St. Lucie; Arrest- partment; Charge(s): Out-of-county Felony
Aggravated Assault with a deadly weapon N. Rock Rd., Ft. Pierce; Arresting Agency: St. ing Agency: Port St. Lucie Police Depart- Warrant for Neglect of Child.
without intent to kill. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office; Charge(s): War- ment; Charge(s): 2 Felony Warrants – Bat-
rant for Felony DUI – with Priors/Damage. tery, Violation of Pretrial Release – Domestic  Jeffrey Allen Williams, 59, 5219 NW North
 Marco Anthony Liotta, 19, 2002 SW Violence. Lovoy Circle, Port St. Lucie; Arrest Location:
Hampshire Lane, Port St. Lucie; Arrest Lo-  Sandra J. Cooper, 50, 5766 NW Cleburn Same; Arresting Agency: Port St. Lucie Police
cation: 1400 SW Maplewood Dr., Port St. Dr., Port St. Lucie; Arrest Location: 900 N.  Shane Patrick Loftus, 21, 5197 NW Wisk Department; Charge(s): 2 counts Felony Ag-
Lucie; Arresting Agency: Port St. Lucie Police Rock Rd., Ft. Pierce; Arresting Agency: St. Fern Circle, Port St. Lucie; Arrest Location: gravated Assault with a deadly weapon with-
900 N. Rock Road, Ft. Pierce; Arresting out intent to kill. 

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• Councilman Bowen has been in the financial services industry since
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in 1984. Bowen received his Bachelor’s degree in Business
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• Councilman Bowen is a member of First Baptist Church of
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IN LOVING MEMORY LORRAINE M. LENZ, 89 neral Home – Byrd, Young & Prill Chapel,
Port St. Lucie 1170 SW Bayshore BLVD, Port St. Lucie.
JOHN “JACK” PETER CARMODY, 72 ifornia Blvd, St. Lucie West, FL 34986.
Port St. Lucie Visitation followed at Aycock FH-Byrd, Lorraine M. Lenz, 89, of Port St. Lucie MARY IORIO, 90
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Win John “Jack” Peter Carmody, 72, of St. Young & Prill Chapel, 1170 SW Bayshore
Lucie West passed away peacefully at Trea- Blvd, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986. Born Aug. 18, 1926, in New York to Peter Mary Iorio, 90, of Port St. Lucie, passed
sure Coast Hospice on Aug. 13 with his fam- Malloy and Anna (nee O’Brien) Malloy, she away on Aug. 20, 2016.
ily by his side. BARBARA R. YAFFEY, 84 was married to Robert G. Lenz of Port St. Lucie.
Port St. Lucie Mary was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Lui-
Born and raised in the Bronx, N.Y., Car- Visitation was held Aug. 19, 2016, at the gi and Marianna DeAcetis. It was in Brook-
mody and his family moved to the Jersey Barbara R. Yaffey, 84, of Port St. Lucie, died Aycock Funeral home, 1504 SE Floresta lyn that she met the love of her life, Joseph,
Shore, where they resided for 34 years before Aug. 11, 2016, at Treasure Coast Hospice in Drive, Port St. Lucie. A Funeral Mass fol- whom she wed in 1951. She and Joe started
retiring to St. Lucie West in 2004. Fort Pierce. Born and raised in Miami, she lowed at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic a family in Brooklyn before moving to Flush-
moved recently to PGA Village in Port St. Church, 930 SW Tunis Avenue, Port St. Lucie. ing, Queens.
In addition to serving in the U.S. Army, Lucie.
Carmody spent many years as a profession- Arrangements entrusted to Aycock Fu- During the 1980s they once again relo-
al drummer, performing throughout New She enjoyed golf and travelling, and neral Home, Port St. Lucie. cated, this time to Florida. They have lived
York and the Jersey Shore. He spent 25 years spending time with her grandchildren, and in many areas including Coconut Creek and
as the Beverage Manager of the Spring Lake great-grandchildren. WILLIAM PHILLIP POPE, 64 Fort Lauderdale, before moving to Port St.
Golf Club. Port St. Lucie Lucie 12 years ago. Mary was an avid read-
Survivors include her husband of 53 years, er, accomplished seamstress and great cook.
Carmody and his loving wife Noreen en- Dr. Mark Yaffey; son, Robert (Ana) Yaffey, of William Phillip Pope, 64, of Port St. Lucie She was a devoted wife and mother who
joyed traveling and spending time with their Port St. Lucie; daughter, Cynthia Yaffey, of departed this life Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016. loved taking care of her family.
family and friends. Port St. Lucie; son, Jeffrey (Barbara) Barnett
of Melbourne, Fla.; five grandchildren; four Mr. Pope was a veteran of the United Survivors include her husband of 65
Survivors include his beloved wife of great-grandchildren; and sister, Ann Patti- States Army and retired from the United years, Joseph Iorio; her children Lee McGar-
53 years, Noreen, and their three children john, of Orange, Calif. Mrs. Yaffey was pre- States Postal Service after 33 years of service. vey, Neil (Ruthie) Iorio, Joseph (Leslie) Iorio,
and their families: Patricia (Frank) Bach- ceded in death by a son, William Brooks. and Donna (Steven) Baum; grandchildren
man, of Wall, N.J.; John “Jack”, of Port St. He was an excellent pool player and en- Grace Iorio, Michelle Iorio, Thomas Iorio,
Lucie; Christian (KerryAnn), of Wall, N.J.; Services will be private at a later date. Me- joyed being a member of the Community Anthony Iorio, Brianna Iorio, Ciara Iorio,
five grandchildren, Heather (Justin), Mela- morial contributions may be made to Trea- Fitness and Wellness Center in Port St. Lucie. Christopher Gallucci, and Jessica Baum; a
nie (Drew), Shannon (Manny), Brendan & sure Coast Hospice, 5090 Dunn Road, Ft. great-grandchild, Mia Grace Iorio; and her
Quinn; and four great-grandchildren, Maya, Pierce, FL 34981. Survivors include his loving wife of 42 sister, Elizabeth (Larry) Bellotti.
Abigail, Callie and Luca. years, Colleen Pope; son, Andrew Pope; sis-
Arrangements are entrusted to Aycock ter, Jo Ellen McKenzie; and many other fam- She was predeceased by her daughter
A funeral Mass was held Aug. 16, 2016, at Funeral Home, 1504 SE Floresta Drive, Port ily members and friends. MaryAnn Gallucci and her brother Bar-
St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 350 NW Cal- St. Lucie, FL. tholomew DeAcetis.
Memorial services will be held from 2:30
p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at Gar- A memorial mass will be celebrated in
ner Advent Christian Church, 1120 Vandora New York in the near future.
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TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES

TOP SALES OF THE WEEK: August 15 to August 19

The real estate market cooled a tad in these parts last week, as a modest 9 single-family residences
and lots changed hands the week of Aug. 15-19.
The top sale of the week in Port Saint Lucie was the home at 9036 Champions Way. Originally on the
market in January for $387,000, this 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom, 2,047-square-foot residence fetched
$320,000 on Aug. 19.
The second-best sale of the week was the residence at 5950 Whipoorwill Lane. First listed in June for
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PORT SAINT LUCIE 9036 CHAMPIONS WAY 1/13/2016 $387,000 8/19/2016 $290,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 5950 WHIPOORWILL LANE 6/17/2016 $299,999 8/19/2016 $270,900
PORT SAINT LUCIE 145 NW MAGNOLIA LAKES BOULEVARD 5/28/2016 $272,900 8/15/2016 $269,350
PORT SAINT LUCIE 5891 NW JOAN COURT 11/17/2015 $260,100 8/19/2016 $252,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 586 SW ST. JOHNS BAY 3/25/2016 $259,900 8/15/2016 $239,900
PORT SAINT LUCIE 5415 NW WISK FERN CIRCLE 6/21/2016 $239,900 8/15/2016 $237,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 7336 MARSH TERRACE 4/15/2016 $264,900 8/16/2016 $228,500
PORT SAINT LUCIE 108 NW BERKELEY AVENUE 4/16/2016 $228,500 8/18/2016 $218,000
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IT’S WINESTOCK: Abby Owens.
DROP IN, CHILL
OUT, LISTEN UP! PHOTO BY DENISE RITCHIE

BY MICHELLE GENZ | Staff Writer Abby’sPArGEoB2 ad to country stardom
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1 August is national Wood-
stock month, time for hun-
dreds of flower power-themed
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legendary farm in upstate New
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Saturday afternoon at our Flori-
da facsimile right up the road: the
Endless Summer Winery, a won-
derfully relaxing weekend music
venue in the palm-studded plains
between Fort Pierce and Vero.
Landscape nursery own-
er-turned-vintner Gary Rob-
erts hosts the annual Winestock
event, situated among trellises of
his muscadine grapes. The surf-
er-themed open-air tasting room
is featuring the Tampa-based
tribute band Peace of Woodstock
along with its house-made mus-
cadine wine, which, for those of us
whose virgin buzz was off Boone’s
Farm Apple Wine, deserves a de-
gree of reverence. Or maybe you
dipped your red Solo cup into gar-
bage cans of Purple Jesus. Regard-
less, this is not your grandpappy’s
muscadine wine. I had a sip of

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Following Abby’s road to country music stardom

BY MICHELLE GENZ | Staff Writer from huge names in contemporary “I made a pact with Phoebe,” she
[email protected] counter: Zac Maloy, Chris Stapleton
and Max Martin, the genius behind says. “I had the day off, and I said
When record label executives next try to much of Taylor Swift’s “1989.”
create another country singer, they ought to Abby Owens we’re going to write a hit song and
consider cribbing from Abby Owens’ story, But after the recording session, performs at we’re going to send it to Nashville
though they’d be hard-pressed to replicate she was finally told by Warner execu- The Vine and Barley. for Chris Stapleton to record.”
her talent. tives that she wasn’t country enough.
PHOTO BY MITCH KLOORFAIN In a matter of hours, the song,
The singer-songwriter, who appears regu- “I take that as a compliment.
larly at Vine and Barley in St. Lucie West and These days, country isn’t country posted to her Facebook page, had
Terra Fermata in Stuart, is a fifth-generation anymore,” she says defiantly, pref-
Floridian. She was born in a trailer in an In- aced with a long list of her country 20,000 “likes” and made it to the
diantown orange grove and weighed on a bona fides including knocking back
vegetable scale, as she mentions in a lyric in whiskey without wincing. L.A. office of Warner’s Jeff Fenster.
“Indiantown,” an EP produced by alt-coun-
try icon Jason Isbell. Until Warner realizes the error of Famous for discovering new talent,
its ways, Owens must be content
Daughter of a one-time bull-riding beau- with being acknowledged by what including Britney Spears, Pink and
ty, Owens barrel-raced in rodeos from the she calls “country music royalty.”
age of 5. Today she makes a living as a laborer Mariah Carey, it was Fenster who
installing fences and, more recently, building Isbell, formerly with the alt-country,
boat docks. Southern rock band Drive-By Truckers, had got in touch with Owens’ manage-
Owens sing backup on a cut on his 2011 al-
That same toughness extends to her de- bum, “Here We Rest.” It was recorded at the ment team, trying to figure out how
cade-long quest to make it in country music. legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in
But she hasn’t quite gotten over the latest Sheffield, Alabama. best to package Owens’ sound.
blow, when beginning late last year, Warner
Bros. Music courted her for five months, “I went to Muscle Shoals to record with The song, “Love Like This Again,”
flew her three times to Nashville, fronting him, and afterwards he asked me to stay at
her funds to record a four-song demo in its his house, and that’s when we did ‘Indian- was recorded one year to the day
famed Warner-Chapell Studio B. town,’” she says.
That same year – Owens dates it to “when after she left her longtime boyfriend in Ma-
“Yes, I was excited, I was very excited. I was Isbell, asked by a magazine writer about
singing on the mic Emmy Lou Harris used.” the backup singer on “Heart on a String,” Obama was first elected” – she released her con, Georgia. A singer, guitarist and talented
gave Owens high marks. “She’s a really good
The songs she was given to sing were singer and a good songwriter, too.” first and only album. “’Fore the Light Comes” songwriter 19 years her senior, he owned a

is all-original music and was produced by bar in downtown Macon that frequently fea-

David Barbe, known for his work with Drive- tured top-rate musical talent.

by Truckers, Isbell’s former band. Pedal steel “I got to meet so many musicians through

player John Neff, also a Drive-By Truckers him,” she says. Through them, she came to

alum, played on the album. know the lyric-driven ballads of John Prine,

Her most recent near-miss with Warner Gram Parsons and Townes Van Zandt. She

came thanks to a video that went viral of a began writing in the more traditional, an-

song written by Owens in one five-hour ses- ti-pop country style that most label Amer-

sion. She recorded it on her cellphone, sitting icana, performing when she could around

on her bed, playing the guitar and singing to Georgia.

her dog Phoebe. Eight years later, when the relationship

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went south, Owens packed up her things lodic and so beautiful. We have people come

one weekend when her boyfriend was out of in just to see her.”

town. She hit the road, telling only her best Further south, Owens plays at West Palm’s

friend “so no one would talk me out of it.” Copper Blues Rock Pub in CityPlace, another

She came home to live with her mother, spot known for live music.

who left the orange grove some time ago It had been more than a decade since she

and now lives in Port St. Lucie. The new played in unfamiliar territory. She had left

location turned out to be convenient to a Florida when she was 13; her mother had re-

much wider audience than Macon, where married and moved the family to Waycross,

it was almost impossible to survive playing Georgia. That year, Abby bought her first gui-

music; the same people showed up when- tar, taught herself to play and started singing

ever she played. with a rock band of 30-somethings down

Here, she found plenty of venues within the street. By high school, she was studying

an hour’s drive. Owens introduced herself to voice – her senior year, she took third place in

bar owners the only way she knew how, play- a state competition, she says. Accepted into

ing one open-mic night after another. Valdosta State University, she decided to pur-

“As soon as I heard her open her mouth, sue her music instead.

I could tell that she was anything but a As for her songs, she typically offers no

restaurant entertainer,” says Ron Hart, hint of their inspiration: her near-misses in HCAELLLEOBWREAETNE

owner of Terra Fermata, an outdoor bar the music business, her life in the Florida

near downtown Stuart that is well respected heartland, or even her recent heartbreak.

for its live music. Hart immediately began With a face that is mostly stilled, often

to book Owens to open for the larger acts obscured by a curtain of blond waves, her

he features, including Leon Russell, who voice is left to carry all the emotion her lyrics

played at the bar last summer. Russell’s pack. By turns clear and lilting, or husky and

management recognized her name right hurt, her vocal power seems to defy the in-

away, Hart says. ward-facing nature she presents. That seren- A MYSTERY ROCKY HORROR
PICTURE SHOW
“They were more than casually aware of ity is broken only by the occasional thrown- Directed by Althea Wilson & Jeanette Mazzella
Show Dates: — with shadow cast —
Abby Owens and they were very excited to back head when she hurls her voice to the
Sept. 23rd – Oct 9th, 2016 THREE PERFORMANCES
have her on the bill,” Hart recalls. back of the room, accompanied by a grimace Performances : OCT. 28 - 7PM

The owner of Vero Beach’s Kilted Mer- she calls “guitar face.” Thursday thru Sat. @ 8PM OCT. 29 - 7PM & MIDNIGHT

maid, Linda Moore, who books national Owens plays Saturday at Terra Fermata Sun. Matinées @ 2:00PM Directed by Bryan Childe

touring indie bands, had a similar reaction where she’ll open for the Nouveaux Honkies. ALL RESERVED SEATS ARE $20
Produced by special arrangements with Dramatics Play Services, Inc.

when Owens first played an open-mic night And she’ll appear again at theVine and Barley

there. “We were just blown away by her voice Sept. 14 for its Wednesday Wine Down. She’ll

and the power of it,” Moore says. “It’s so me- play at Kilted Mermaid again on Sept. 18.  A COMEDY/DRAMA A MUSICAL

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well. At 50, it’s reaching a whole
“We got everything CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 new universe of viewers than it did back
we needed to keep in the 1960s – considering the original TV
caring fo‰ Dad a chilled Webejammin’ white and it took series was canceled in 1969 due to poor
at home”. years off my palate – think jammy Vouvray. ratings.
But like the geek in high school who
Treasure Coast Hospice “My dad had Alzheimer’s disease for years, 2 Sunday afternoon, jazz lovers get turns into a brainiac billionaire, the
provides comfort and and Vivian and I took care of him in our their summer fix when the Space reruns became wildly successful and
guidance for any home. A friend told me how Treasure Coast Symphony Jazz Band delivers its spawned not only a resurrected series for
life-limiting illness, Coast Hospice can help. They provided summer concert. This year, along with TV but the long list of films including the
including Alzheimer’s. Dad’s medications, a wheelchair, a shower the usual roster of excellent Central Flor- latest this summer.
chair and oxygen. The RN and hospice ida-based professional jazz musicians, Florida Institute of Technology is cel-
To learn more, call us at aide showed us their love and patience the concert features vocalist Lisanne Ly- ebrating that landmark birthday with a
(866) 999-4550 or visit as they helped us give Dad all the care he ons, Ph.D., a jazz vocal professor at Flori- free public lecture Friday by engineering
needed. We suggest calling Treasure Coast da International University in Miami and professor Scott Tilley, who’s going to take
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Vocal Ensemble. Trek” and see what stuck.
Serving all, regardless of Lyons, a native of Sarasota, started sing- Tilley is a life-long Trekkie who spent
ability to pay. ing straight out of high school when she his boyhood summers on the beach in
became featured vocalist for the Air Force Maine reading paperbacks of the original
– Rev. Roszon and Vivian Bands. She went on to earn graduate de- series and making hand-written summa-
Robert’s son and daughter-in-law grees from the Frost School of Music at the ries of each one.
University of Miami; while she was there, Tilley got his start at IBM Canada after
Licensed since 1982. ©2012 Treasure Coast Hospice. she won two Down Beat awards for Best earning a Ph.D. at the University of Victo-
Jazz Vocalist and Best Jazz Arrangement. ria. He joined Florida Tech in 2002.
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HEY KIDS, LYRIC LEAGUE WANTS YOU!

BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Correspondent tion. Selected acts will be notified by email &
[email protected] within one week. Acts will be chosen to cre-
ate a variety of entertainment, and the crite- Diamond
If you’re a talented first- to 12th -grade ria are entertainment value, showmanship Tea Room &
student in St. Lucie County, the Lyric League and ability. There will be one dress rehearsal
wants to hear from you. at a date that will be announced later. Bistro

The League, an auxiliary of the Lyric Kia Fontaine, the Lyric’s executive direc- Wants to Wish Everyone
Theatre in Stuart, is sponsoring the Youth tor, reiterated that the purpose of raising a Happy and Safe
Arts Celebration Oct. 22. Funds raised funds was to have more master classes, resi-
will support local talented young people dencies and family programming. LABOR DAY
and raise funds to expand the Lyric The-
atre Arts and Education programs such “Part of my whole plan and mission as Observed on the first Monday in September, Labor Day
as master classes and residencies in area the new executive director is to create more pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of
schools, the Discovery Series for Young opportunities for families to experience the American workers. It was created by the labor movement in
Audiences, the Lyric’s AWESOME Summer magic of live theater together and very inex- the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894.
Camp and family programming. Funds pensively, growing and developing younger Labor Day also symbolizes the end of summer for many
will be raised through event sponsorships audiences. I am happy it is working and that Americans, and is celebrated with parties, parades and
and ticket sales. is why I am so supportive of the League and athletic events.
doing it the right way.”
The first step in the process is auditions We Will be CLOSED
for young people in St. Lucie and Martin The Lyric League presents aYouth Arts Cel- The Week of Labor Day
counties. They will take place Oct. 1 by ap- ebration Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Lyric Theatre, As Always Beginning
pointment. All kinds of acts are welcome, 59 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart.
as are solo and ensemble performers. Sing- on Sept. 1st
ers, actors, dancers, musicians, comics, For more information about the Oct. 1 au-
poets, jugglers, magicians and more are in- ditions and a complete list of rules, visit the We will re-open on Tues Sept 13th.
vited to strut their stuff and try for a place website www.lyrictheatre.com/youth-arts-cel- For reservations to the Tea Room
on the big stage. ebration. To register for an audition time, con-
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Hello Freedom! BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Correspondent Probably to the regret of many in the au-
[email protected] dience, the 20-something Johnson wears a
Brennity at Tradition is calling you to relax, rejuvenate and reward suit during the show. He described his role
yourself to a carefree lifestyle. Treat yourself to first-class amenities The boys are back and the Lyric’s got as “Keeping the ladies interested.”
in this vibrant community. them.
“While the boys change, I’m out on
· Spa and salon · Heated saltwater swimming pools Thunder From Down Under, the male stage,” he said. “I’m still wearing a suit, so
· Cocktail lounge and café · Access to PGA golf club revue that has packed them in on the Las I have to be good with words. I do a bit of
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their blend of cheeky humor and boy- but it is well-planned and choreographed.
next-door appeal, if the boy next door only Still, Johnson said he has to respond when
looked like that. The guys interact with the ladies call out from the audience.
audience and get up-close-and-personal
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humor and a few surprises. shows a week,” he said, “The guys in Las
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taking on the role of master of ceremonies
a year ago for one of the two teams the Johnson said that after the show is as
group maintains. A former radio announc- much fun for the audience and the guys as
er and disc jockey, he comes from Austra- the show itself.
lis’s Gold Coast city of Queensland. The
thought of world travel appealed to him. “We have pictures taken (with the audi-
ence) and meet-and-greet,” he said. “We
“I’d been a DJ for eight years and I stay after the show to get let them get to
thought a change was in hand,” he said. “I know us on a personal level.”
was offered a position and it was hard to
say no to getting paid to travel the world This is Johnson’s first trip to Florida, al-
with friends.” though he has seen much of the rest of the
country.
Johnson knew several of the other per-
formers because they all came from the “I’m really excited,” he said. “We like hot
Gold Coast. He met with the owners, who and humid. It gets us sweaty and the girls
were interested in his look and personality. like that, too.”
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Book tells tale of early Mets, before they were Amazin’

BY RAY McNULTY | Staff Writer Sullivan, like Forrer, is a former sports Greg Forrer. PHOTO BY PHIL SUNKEL “There’s a lot of other historical back-
[email protected] writer, New York native and life-long Mets ground, too, all of which was researched
fan. He’s also a high-end landscaper in and a devoted Mets fan,” Sullivan wrote in in detail,” he added. “But, to me, some of
Greg Forrer is a former Florida sports the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., the “Special Thanks” section of his book. the best parts of the book are the person-
writer and lifelong New York Mets fan, so where the Covers are among his customers. “They were correct on both fronts.” al stories told by the players and manag-
when offered the opportunity to be the ers of that era.”
editor of a new book on the early years of The Covers knew Forrer through his Forrer, who graduated from the Uni-
his favorite baseball team, he didn’t need wife, Andi, a local interior designer who versity of Florida and worked at the Stuart The book covers the cast of characters
much prodding. worked with them on their home here. News and Palm Beach Post in the 1970s who played varying roles in the Mets’
before entering the corporate communi- formative years, dating back to New York
“I’ve been a Mets fans since 1965 – since “They told me Greg was an astute editor cations field, was immediately intrigued being awarded a National League ex-
I was kid growing up on Long Island, before when he heard about the book in January. pansion franchise in 1961, the inaugural
my family moved to West Palm Beach – so season in 1962 and the seven long, losing
this piqued my interest from the start,” said Sullivan told him he already had written seasons that preceded the team’s stun-
Forrer, 63, a Baytree resident who has lived one book – “Sullivan’s Practical Landscape ning World Series triumph in 1969.
in Vero Beach for the past 12 years. “And I Design” – but Forrer said the Mets book
actually learned a lot about the years be- was a “true labor of love.” You’ll find stories about the team’s
fore I became a fan. original owner, Joan Payson, and first
So Forrer asked Sullivan to send a few manager, Casey Stengel, as well as a string
“Reading the chapters, seeing the quotes sample chapters. of short, easy-to-read chapters on players
from the old Mets, including some of the such as Marv Throneberry, Jim Hickman
guys I never saw play . . . It was a trip down “Bill is a pretty darn good writer, and he and Ed Kranepool from the 1962 squad to
memory lane,” he added. “Editing this was a pleasure to work with,” Forrer said. Don Cardwell, Ron Hunt and other less-
book was as much fun as I’ve had working.” “He has been a Mets fan since the begin- er-known Mets of 1960s.
ning, so you could tell this meant a lot to
Forrer said he edited every word and fact- him. And he went all-out on it. There’s a chapter about Tom Seaver,
checked every detail of the 422-page paper- the team’s first Hall of Famer who is still
back, “Long Before The Miracle: The Making “This isn’t just a history book, though considered by most fans to be “Mr. Met,”
of the New York Mets,” which was written by there’s a lot of history in it, going all the way as well chapters on the Polo Grounds and
Bill Sullivan, published last month and is back to Walter O’Malley’s 10-year effort to Shea Stadium, the Mets’ first two homes.
available for purchase on Amazon. keep the Dodgers in Brooklyn,” he contin-
ued. “As everyone knows, his efforts failed, There’s even an “Early Mets Trivia”
In fact, it was Seagrove winter residents and the move of the Dodgers from Brook- segment that longtime fans should enjoy.
Nelson and Gretchen Cover who suggested lyn and the Giants from New York is what
that Sullivan talk to Forrer about editing created the opening for the Mets. “Mets history didn’t start with Mike Pi-
the book. azza,” Forrer said, referring to the team’s
newly enshrined, second Hall of Fame
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2 cups shelled fava beans (fresh or frozen/ 2 cups of fresh or frozen fava beans; once or 5 spoonfuls of the batter, spaced well larger zucchini flower and pea shoots or
defrosted; may substitute fresh or frozen the water returns to a boil, cook for 30 apart; they should pool into fritters about microgreens, if you like.
green peas) seconds, then drain and immediately trans- 2 inches across. Immediately place 1 or 2
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1 chopped clove garlic; puree to a chunky about 30 seconds on the other sides. Turn g carbohydrates, 38 g fat, 7 g saturated fat,
For the fritters consistency. With the motor running, grad- them over one more time (back to the first 100 mg cholesterol, 180 mg sodium 3 g
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons extra-vir- ually drizzle in 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive sides); cook for 15 seconds, then transfer fiber, 3 g sugar
gin olive oil oil. Taste, and season with kosher salt and to a wire rack. Season lightly with kosher
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Face it: Cosmetic surgery is a $13 billion business

BY TOM LLOYD | Staff Writer Dr. Katya Bailor. English by stopping and rewinding and From there, stops in Delaware, Maryland
[email protected] stopping and rewinding.” and the University of Oklahoma for more
PHOTO BY DENISE RITCHIE training and fellowship work led to her
According to the American Society for After that, Bailor landed an internship board certification in head and neck sur-
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American consum- “Because I didn’t speak English, they at Frankfurt Hospital in Philadelphia. gery.
ers are now spending upwards of $13 billion provided videos along with the books, so
on purely cosmetic procedures each year. when I was sitting at home, I could trans- The American Academy of Otolaryn-
late my books with the videos. I learned gology Head & Neck Surgery describes
Those procedures include face lifts, the cosmetic facial plastic surgery that
tummy tucks, eyelid surgery or eye lifts, clearly stokes an inner fire in Bailor as
breast augmentations, botox injections, being “performed to enhance visual ap-
nose jobs and liposuction. pearance of the facial structures and
features. Common procedures include
For a young medical school graduate in facelifts, eye lifts, rhinoplasty, chin and
the Republic of Belarus, whose passion is cheek implants, liposuction and proce-
exactly that kind of cosmetic surgery, the dures to correct facial wrinkles.”
United States represented a true “land of
opportunity,” but some daunting obsta- One thing all facial plastic surgeons
cles stood in her way. have on their side is time.

For starters, Dr. Katya Bailor, who “Aging of the face,” says the American
practices at Vero Cosmetic Surgery and Academy of Facial Plastic and Recon-
MediSpa, spoke no English. structive Surgery, “is inevitable. Over
time the skin begins to loosen on the face
And, while medical school in her home and neck. Crow’s feet appear at the cor-
country is a six-year program as opposed ners of the eyes. Fine forehead lines be-
to the four-year requirement here, she come creases and then, gradually, deeper
soon found out getting credentialed in the folds. The jawline softens into jowls and
United States was not as simple as merely beneath the chin, another chin or verti-
presenting her diploma. cal folds appear at the front of the neck.
Heredity, personal habits, the pull of
Still speaking with a hint of an accent, gravity and sun exposure all contribute
Bailor recalls, “I started exploring what I to the aging of the face.”
could do to practice medicine here in the
U.S. and bought a course from Kaplan As the American population continues
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form of plastic surgery is the facelift – or come in asking ‘May I have a facelift?’ any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to this
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Joan Rivers and Donatella Versace experi- proach but Bailor insists that fully educat-
enced from older forms of facelifts. ing her patients is her most important job.

The website facialplasticsurgery.net “I try to do an assessment overall and
explains: “When surgeons first began see what the [patient’s] goals are and then
performing facelift surgery, they cut the arrive at solutions to be on the same page
skin on the face and pulled it back. This with this patient. I’m not telling him or
so-called ‘skin only’ technique wasn’t her, ‘You need a facelift.’ I’m basically try-
exactly reliable, nor did it offer the best ing to come up with a plan. That’s what I
aesthetic results. The skin kept falling be- encourage people to do. Get educated.
cause there was no scaffolding to support Then make a decision.”
its new, higher position.”
Since cosmetic surgery is rarely cov-
Strengthening that scaffolding – the ered by insurance, it’s wise to seek a full
muscles, tendons and ligaments under- and complete cost estimate before pro-
neath the skin – says Bailor, is absolutely ceeding. Facelift prices, for instance, vary
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WEIGHT, IT GETS BETTER! BALLOON CAN HELP YOU SHED THE POUNDS

BY TOM LLOYD | Staff Writer inserted by endoscope (no surgical inci- tients don’t just walk in one day and walk loon procedure is not meant to combat di-
[email protected] sions are made) down the throat and into out many pounds lighter. abetes or other metabolic conditions.
the stomach and filled with a saline solu-
For millions of Americans, trying to lose tion. And, unlike the “gastric sleeve” proce- The people that could benefit from this
weight is an annoying and seemingly nev- dures Domkowski and his surgical partner, are typically females, because “nine out of
er-ending roller coaster ride that – in the According to the FDA, the balloon does Dr. Jason Radecke, also perform, the bal- our 10 patients are females who want to
end – often gets them nowhere. its work by “occupying space in the stom- lose about 40 pounds and have had trou-
ach,” which triggers a feeling of “fullness” ble with dieting and want to try something
It can be one heck of an expensive ride, so the patient doesn’t experience food a bit more aggressive … but not surgical.
too. cravings or eat to excess.
“I think it’s an interesting new technol-
Marketdata Enterprises, a research The device doesn’t change the stomach’s ogy that offers something for people that
firm specializing in consumer spending natural anatomy, the FDA says, but rather want to lose a moderate amount of weight
habits, says Americans currently shell out it allows patients to lose weight and – more and want to be a little bit more aggressive
more than $60 billion a year trying to lose importantly – keep that weight off after the than conventional dieting, but still are not
weight. balloon is removed by following a medical- ready for [gastric bypass] surgery. The data
ly supervised diet and exercise plan. has shown it’s been beneficial for folks that
Sadly, most of those dollars are lost. fit that category.”
Most often the weight is not. The director of the office of device eval-
uation at the FDA, Dr. William Maisel, Success with the approach takes com-
Worse, the Federal Trade Commission’s says, “This new balloon device provides mitment and a team of medical experts,
consumer fraud division says, “More con- doctors and patients with a new non-sur- including surgeons such as Domkowski
sumers fall prey to fraudulent weight-loss gical option that can be quickly implant- or Radecke, dietitians and sometimes psy-
products than any other fraud.” ed, is non-permanent, and can be easily chologists.
removed.”
Dr. Patrick Domkowski of the Riverside Together they work intensively with pa-
Surgical & Weight Loss Center, and chief Domkowski elaborates by explaining, tients both before and after the procedure
of surgery at the Sebastian River Medical “The balloon treats overweight folks who in order to achieve the desired long-lasting
Center, is all too aware of the weight-loss have an interest in losing somewhere be- results.
challenges his patients face. tween 30 and 50 pounds. It does not treat
metabolic disease and it’s temporary. It “During that six months the balloon is
Fortunately, the Food and Drug Admin- can stay [inside the stomach] only for six in, you have regular follow-ups and meet-
istration gave its stamp of approval to a months.” ings with our team,” Domkowski says.
relatively new, non-surgical approach to
weight loss called “the gastric balloon” and The procedure itself is done on an out- “The lifestyle changes patients make
it is already showing impressive results na- patient basis. That said, the straight-shoot- during that time will last. They will be real
tionwide. ing Domkowski is quick to add that pa- lifestyle changes rather than an ‘I’m on a
diet’ mindset.” 
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It used to squeak, but I chewed

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Becca Stewart is a real outgoing pooch
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even though she’s 6. When me and my
assistant drove up, Becca was standing and barked and woke Mom up.
in her shady, fenced-in yard with her
Mom, wagging to beat the band. She had She peeked out and saw a Strange
the most beautiful ears: huge, standing
straight up, flicking side-to-side, big, fur- Car parked in our driveway. She
ry audio receivers. I bet she could pick up
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This is my Mom, Sharon.” ol’ insurance policy any day.

After the Wag-and-Sniff, she trotted “When she goes to work, I stay
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“Come’on in and meet my sisters,” she hot. Sometimes me and Lucy pre-
said, heading though the door and over
to a tall cage by the window. “Mr. Bonzo, tend we’re fearless hunters in the
THIS is my sister Piper. She’s a Conure.
Piper, say hello to Mr. Bonzo.” jungle, and try to sneak up on Pip-

I approached cautiously, remembering er. We crawl on our tummies over

to her cage, but she just thinks

we’re silly. We don’t speak Bird that

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at it.

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friend who nipped my nose, then said it
was how birds say hello. But I caught him ish parrot, with beautiful, bright-colored in Tallahassee. They’re nurses. And my
snickering behind his wing. Standing just
beyond nose-reach, all I could see at first feathers, side-stepping across her perch best dog buddy, Rugby, he’s a Rottweiler,

toward me. he lives in that state that sounds like a

“Happy to meet you, Miss Piper,” I sneeze. I can’t pro-nounce it.

said, in my best Bird. I hadn’t spoken it in “When Mom’s home, I play in the yard.

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shoe with cheese. our neighbors, and the Mail Person. She

I’m pretty sure she was laughing when likes me now that she knows I’m just bein’

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I nodded, blushing. weeks to get the fluff outta my mouth. I

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UNUSUAL NO-TRUMP SHOWS THE LOW SUITS WEST NORTH EAST
A J 10 9 2 4 Q7
By Phillip Alder - Bridge Columnist AJ6 94 10 7 5 2
10 3 AJ865 Q94
Benjamin Disraeli, the British prime minister from 1874 to 1880, said, “I feel a very K85 AJ972 Q 10 6 3
unusual sensation — if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude.”
SOUTH
We have been looking at the Michaels Cue-Bid. Now let’s move to its poorer cousin, K8653
the Unusual No-Trump. If your right-hand opponent opens one of a suit, and you jump KQ83
to two no-trump, you show at least 5-5 in the two lowest-ranking unbid suits. This K72
was devised by Al Roth in 1948. 4

The snag with the Unusual No-Trump, especially when the opener bids a major, is that Dealer: West; Vunerable: Neither
you are fighting with the minors, always having to go one level higher to outbid the
opponents. And if they buy the contract, their declarer will accurately steer through The Bidding:
the deal now that your hand is an open book.
SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
In this week’s deal, though, South plays in three diamonds. What should West lead? 3 Diamonds 1 Spades 2 NT Pass
Pass Pass Pass LEAD:
South has 11 high-card points, but his minor-suit fit is not good enough to ??
contemplate game unless North has a strong hand, with which he would move over
three diamonds.

After this auction, the best lead is a trump. West wants to reduce the number of club
ruffs South can take in his hand.

Here, suppose West leads a weird club five. South wins with dummy’s ace, ruffs a
club, and drives out the heart ace. He wins West’s trump shift in his hand, cashes his
high heart, ruffs a heart, ruffs a club, ruffs his last heart, cashes the diamond ace, and
plays a spade. South must score dummy’s diamond jack to make his contract. But an
initial trump lead defeats the contract.

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