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VOLUME 3, ISSUE 9 YOUR INDEPENDENT LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2018
Cops investigate THAT’S Officials scramble in wake
shooting outside ‘FAIR’! of city attorney resignation
cafe in early a.m.
The colorful midway lights BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer up the night sky at the [email protected]
[email protected] St. Lucie County Fair –
and will do so through Following a month-long probe
Days after a shooting near the March 4. For more photos that produced a 21-page sum-
Café Hookah in the Bayshore of Fair fun, see Page 4. mation of the investigation, the
Business District, the Port St. latest Port St. Lucie City Attorney
Lucie Police Department is con- appears to have his work cut out The City Attorney nameplate was vacant
tinuing its investigation. for him. after Reggie Osenton’s abrupt resignation.
One man, 18, was shot three In-fighting, allegations of sex- PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN
times while in a vehicle, accord- ism, gossip – the City Attorney’s
ing to police. He is being treated Office climate seemingly has resignation and approved Osen-
for injuries to his arm, abdomen many of the hallmarks of legal TV ton’s severance package – to the
and chest. dramas. tune of $87,260.
The incident occurred Feb. 24 The abrupt change in leader- Vice Mayor Shannon Martin
shortly before 2 a.m. in the over- ship in the office was sparked by said during a special council meet-
flow parking lot of Café Hookah. a complaint lodged to the City’s
Officers who were in the nearby Human Resources Office. The CONTINUED ON PAGE A6
Valero gas station parking lot complaint was that a male parale-
heard several gunshots and re- gal in the office is not held to the
sponded to the scene. The offi- standards as the female parale-
cers found seven spent handgun gals. The subsequent investiga-
rounds in the parking lot, accord- tion unearthed a myriad of prob-
ing to the police department, but lems under City Attorney Reggie
no victim was on scene. Osenton’s watch.
Another officer spotted a ve- Upon the publication of the HR
hicle with bullet holes driving Department’s report on Feb. 22,
Osenton submitted his letter of
CONTINUED ON PAGE A6 resignation, effective immediately.
PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN Council members accepted the
FEDS THROW BOOK AT TWO DOCS IN SEPARATE FRAUD CASES
PHOTO COURTESY PSL POLICE DEPARTMENT BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer federal prison after being convicted er, D.O., pled guilty to obstruction
[email protected] of swindling Medicare out of $42 charges and healthcare fraud. He
million and other insurers out of was the owner and operator of Al-
An ophthalmologist and a dermatologist nearly $30 million more. lergy Dermatology & Skin Cancer
with practices in St. Lucie County will both Centers, with locations in Port St.
serve years in prison and lose their medical A U.S. District judge handed Lucie and Okeechobee. The Port
practices after they were caught defrauding down the sentence following an St. Lucie office is located in the
Medicare and other health insurance provid- eight-week jury trial that found 9000 block of U.S. 1.
ers. Melgen guilty of 67 counts of health- Marder will serve 36 months in pris-
care fraud and related charges. The tri-
Dr. Salomon Melgen, an ophthalmologist al ended in April 2017. on followed by one year of supervised release.
with Vitreo-Retinal Consultants on SE Tiffany
Avenue in Port St. Lucie, will serve 17 years in In an unrelated case, Dr. Gary L. Mard- CONTINUED ON PAGE A3
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent town Parkway from Tradition and St. Lucie the mayor said.
West to Federal Highway. “Since 2012 our crime
He must also permanently surrender his Mayor Greg Oravec seemed almost
license to practice as an osteopathic phy- stumped about what good news to put into During the question time, an audience rate has come down 60 Gregory Oravec.
sician, and is not allowed to own, operate, the State of the City address. member asked when the project would be percent,” Oravec said.
manage or consult in a medical practice in done. “The council and I have been pretty
anyway during the term of his sentence. “I’m not going to waste any time telling consistent in saying November (of) ’19 or Oravec highlighted progress at the Tra-
you this – the state of the city is strong and sooner,” Oravec answered. dition Center for Commerce, Tradition
Along with his 17-year prison sentence, getting stronger,” he said early on in the an- Medical Center, and hinted that there will
Melgen has been ordered to make full res- nual address on Monday. He added, “It can’t get here soon enough. likely soon be positive news about City
titution to Medicare, according to court re- If you drive the streets, you know the recov- Center, what he dubbed “Project X.” “The
cords. A future court hearing will determine Much of the address – his third as mayor ery is in full swing.” what’s next is already happening,” he said.
what he is responsible for regarding the loss- – was a question and answer time, which
es to other insurance companies as well as to is usually the domain of town hall-style The Countdown to Crosstown at www. Folks asked about a variety of topics,
the individual patients. meetings. Before that, Oravec did breeze crosstownextension.com is at just more including whether Port St. Lucie stood to
through a few positive things that hap- than 630 days as of press time. attract Costco after the retailer scrubbed
“In perpetrating his multi-million fraud pened in 2017. contentious plans to build a store in Palm
scheme on healthcare benefit programs like The mayor rattled off some economic City. The city has informally courted Cost-
Medicare, Dr. Melgen showed complete dis- “In 2017 we started a little project,” the statistics, then used them to paint a broad- co since the earliest mention it was going
regard for what was best for his patients and mayor said. “You may have heard of it. It’s er picture about the health of Port St. Lucie. to open a store on the Treasure Coast.
abused their trust for his own personal finan- called the Crosstown Bridge.”
cial gain,” stated U.S. Attorney Benjamin G. “We have one of the highest rates of “The best information I have available is
Greenberg in a prepared statement. The long-discussed and -awaited Cross- home ownership in America,” the mayor Costco is looking at Martin County,” Ora-
town Parkway Extension Project started in said. “I often think that’s what makes Port vec said.
The FBI and numerous other agencies in- May last year. The centerpiece of the proj- St. Lucie most special is it’s one place where
vestigated the cases of the two doctors. ect is a third bridge over the St. Lucie River. the American Dream is alive and well.” “Things can change and that deal is not
When done, the project will extend Cross- done.”
According to the FBI and U.S. District Another strong suit for the city is safety,
Attorney’s Office, Melgen falsely diagnosed
Medicare patients with macular degener- tleblower filed suit, alleging the doctor was ment required Marder to pay $18 million – of restitution owed in the criminal case.
ation and then performed and billed for knowingly submitting fraudulent claims to which he paid $11 million directly and trans- Marder, according to the U.S. District At-
excessive and medically unnecessary tests Medicare and other federal healthcare pro- ferred real property to the U.S. to fulfill the
and procedures. Such procedures included grams. In February 2017, Marder settled a balance. According to the settlement agree- torney’s Office, submitted approximately
injections of expensive drugs and laser treat- civil suit with the government. That settle- ment, his payment in the civil case satisfied $350,000 in false claims for services to vari-
ments. His defrauding of Medicare alone ous insurers.
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‘Fair’ amount of fun!
PHOTOS: MITCH KLOORFAIN Our wonderful example of Americana – the St. Lucie County Fair –
kicked off last Friday and runs through March 4. Among the sights
and sounds at the annual event, clockwise from above: Brittany
Posten, of Arts ‘n Sparks Pottery, creates at the Home Arts building;
Will Armstead, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie
County, takes one for the team by judging the cakes, pies and des-
serts; and Rock-It the Robot roams through the midway entertaining
the crowds with his high-tech wit, jokes and songs.
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CITY ATTORNEY RESIGNS Stokes, and that Stokes said he would be
happy to serve in the interim.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1
Stokes was expected to meet with the le-
ing last week that she was unhappy with the gal department’s staff late last week.
financial arrangement but “chalked it up to
the cost of doing business.” “I heartily recommend and endorse
him,” Blackburn said.
The Council also moved forward with
hiring James Stokes as the Director of the Council members were equally support-
Legal Department. He will serve as the In- ive of bringing in Stokes to restore order to
terim City Attorney. the department.
Stokes currently is the City of Sebastian’s Councilman John Carvelli said that
part-time City Attorney and was the run- Stokes needs to be made clear on what the
ner-up for the Port St. Lucie post in 2016, council and city expects of him – including
when the Council hired Osenton. implementing the recommendations set
forth by human resources.
“He was my No. 1 choice,” Mayor Gregory
Oravec said of Stokes; the only reason more The recommendations included having
council members didn’t support hiring Stokes all staff – attorneys, paralegals and support
at the time was his reluctance to relocate. – attend Harassment and Discrimination
training, as well as undertaking team-build-
“We can’t un-ring the bell,” Oravec said ing exercises to re-establish trust.
of having hired Osenton, but the city can
learn and move forward. “This is a simplistic statement relative
to the work that needs to be done to heal
Stokes will be tasked with assessing the wounds that have been inflicted through-
current staff within the City Attorney’s Of- out the [City Attorney’s Office] staff,” the
fice and enacting the numerous HR De- recommendations state.
Along with the allegations of disparate
“We need to get that department work- treatment between the male paralegal and
ing,” Martin said. “I’m just being really the female paralegals, the investigation re-
blunt about it.” She said they need to work vealed that City Attorney Osenton might,
as a team and, if they can’t, they need to be himself, have engaged in sexist behavior.
According to the report, when Osenton
How, exactly, Stokes will be able to pro- was considering applicants for a staff at-
vide the oversight and review of the office torney, his list of criteria included the word
remains to be seen. Due to his commitment “Attractive.”
to Sebastian and other legal posts he holds,
he has agreed to be physically in the Port A male staff attorney sitting in with Os-
St. Lucie City Attorney’s Office 24 hours a enton on the interview noticed the word
week. and raised concern about it, according to
the report. Osenton dismissed it as an old
He is expected to provide full-time ser- form he had used in his private practice.
vice to the city as well as be available 24/7
by phone to council members. “We found no hand-written notes on the
evaluation forms that included the word ‘At-
The last time the City Attorney’s Office tractive’ as a criterion for employment,” the
went through a transition, the council opt- Human Resources Department wrote in the
ed to bring in an outside legal firm. That report.
arrangement cost Port St. Lucie $21,400 a
month – an annual sum of $256,800, not “Nor is there evidence that [City Attorney]
counting expenses. Osenton used attractiveness as part of the
criteria for selection of a candidate, but the
Stokes, however, will serve with a fact that the word even appeared on an offi-
$200,000 annual salary. And in the event the cial form is objectionable.”
city hires a permanent City Attorney, Stokes
will remain at his current pay as “Consult- Either way, the form served as one more
ing Attorney” until the end of his one-year piece of evidence in the investigation.
Stokes is expected to review the staff,
Like Osenton, Stokes will also receive a clarify job descriptions, come up with a
10.5 percent contribution to a retirement system for assigning overtime, and ensure
account, according to his Letter of Engage- schedules and procedures are followed
City Manager Russ Blackburn told the And, to make sure that hiring practices
City Council during the special meeting following human resources policies and
that he has discussed the situation with procedures, the department recommends
a member of its staff sit in on all interviews
to act as a monitor.
SHOOTING NEAR CAFE Café Hookah when “an unknown assailant
opened fire using a .45 caliber handgun,”
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 the police said. Police spokesman Master
Sgt. Frank Sabol said no other details were
on SW Bayshore Boulevard and stopped available to be released to the public.
the car, finding the gunshot victim in
the rear seat. The driver and a passenger The Port St. Lucie Police Department
were attempting to take the victim to an encourages anyone who has information
area hospital, according to police. on this case to contact them by calling
772-871-5001 or, if they wish to remain
Those in the car told investigators that anonymous, call Treasure Coast Crime
they were sitting in the car after having left Stoppers at 1-800-273-TIPS.
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IN LOVING MEMORY
OSCAR L. DENES, 89 late mother, Anne, and his grandparents on Treasure Coast Hospice
St. Lucie West Sunday, Feb. 18, at his home. He was born Has Grown to Become
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Jean Margaret Iuliucci, 90, of St. LucieWest TODD JAMES PRICE, 34
in Port St. Lucie,departed this life Thursday, Port St. Lucie
Feb. 15. Jean was a very devoted and loving
mother and grandmother. Todd James Price, 34, of Port St. Lucie
passed away suddenly on Feb. 16. He was
She is survived by her children, Patrick, born in Wilmington, Del., on July 29, 1983.
Elaine and Theresa Iuliucci; six grandchil-
dren; many great-grandchildren; sister, An- He will be greatly missed by his parents
gie Belviso; and many other loving family Jim and Candi (nee Schmidt) Price; his fi-
members and friends. She was preceded in ancée, Amanda Schiller, and their precious
death by her husband, Nicholas. 19-month-old son, Brockton Norman James,
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MICHAEL C. MEEDS JR., 41
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EIRE WE GO! CITY PREPS FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY FUN
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent City Ramblers. The band made waves PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. LUCIE man Sherrill on guitar. They do a range
during The Troubles in Northern Ireland of tunes from Turlough O’Carolan to …
Grab the shillelagh, penny whistle and in 1978, by releasing the album, “Irish Rowdy Micks will perform again at the well, to fun drinking songs.
badhran and head to the seisiún for a bit Republican Jail Songs.” festival. That band includes Rowdy Carl-
of practice on the “Londonderry Air.” ton on guitar and vocals, Mick Geever Also on hand will be local Irish guitar-
But good Celtic music exists not just on the penny whistle, flute and pipes, ist and vocalist Bill Delaney.
The Friendly Sons and Daughters of on the Emerald Isle, but among the Irish Kathy Porter-Zogran and Peggie O’Neill
Ireland and the city’s Parks & Recreation diaspora, too. The Treasure Coast’s own on violins, John Millroy on the banjo “He and his granddaughter will be
Department are hosting the annual St. and bodhran (the Irish drum), and Free- performing,” Williams said.
Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade on Fri-
day and Saturday, March 16-17, at the But, what’s Irish music without some
Port St. Lucie Civic Center. of that famous stepdance? Tir Na Greine
will be on hand – or, rather, on foot. If
“It’s a day to celebrate the Irish heri- you can’t figure out the dance group’s
tage,” said Judy Williams, parade chair- Gaelic pronunciation, don’t worry about
woman. “We want to keep the traditions it. It means “Land of Sunshine.”
alive. That’s our major focus.”
There’ll be more Irish dance. “A family
Michael Collins would be proud. has joined the Friendly Sons and Daugh-
Williams said the festivities will kick ters of Ireland, the Vaughn family, and
off at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 16. There’ll they have five children, all of whom do
be five hours of Irish music and food the Irish dancing,” Williams said. “They
aplenty. The festival closes at 10 p.m. that will be in the parade and they will be on
day. stage, too.”
“We’re very excited,” Williams said.
“We got the Dublin City Ramblers from Speaking about the parade, it starts at
Ireland again.” 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 17.
The Irish folk music band has been
around since the 1960s. Back then, the The Palm Beach County Firefighters
name was the Jolly Tinkers, but the band Pipes and Drums and Treasure Coast
changed it to the Quare Fellas for a few Pipes and Drums will be in the parade,
years. It reformed in 1970 with members along with dozens of others. Not all of
who’d go onto legendary status in Irish them are orange and green.
music, such as Patsy Watchorn and Sean
McGuinness. He’s still with the Dublin “It varies from year to year, but usu-
ally we have between 20 and 30 groups
marching,” Williams said. “The Ital-
ian-Americans, they march with us. The
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What would a St. Patrick’s Day festival Ireland is looking for members. One of its “They give them backpacks with food May at the Knights of Columbus Council
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Just think: Study eyes mental method to lower anxiety
BY MARIA CANFIELD | Correspondent The researchers, led by Ahmad Hariri, Dr. Whitney Legler. an anxiety disorder and to undergo a
a professor of psychology and neurosci- brain scan while solving math problems
New research from Duke University ence at Duke, focused on the prefrontal PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE to activate their prefrontal cortex.
suggests that improving activity in the cortex – the so-called executive control
brain’s “executive control center” may center – the area of our brains in charge “Anxiety, or any emotion for that mat- During the scan, the students also
protect against anxiety for at-risk people. of how we organize our thoughts, think ter, is a function of a thought,” says Dr. were shown images designed to activate
abstractly and make complex plans. Legler. “We have no emotions without their amygdala (the “fear” center of the
In a nutshell, the study found that clear Although it seems unrelated to those thoughts. When we focus on changing brain) and ventral striatum (the “plea-
or complex thinking, or quieting down functions, the prefrontal cortex is also in our thoughts we can generally reduce sure” center).
the thinking process, reduces anxiety and charge of impulse control and the orga- anxiety.”
the risk of anxiety disorder. nization of emotion. In follow-up testing conducted several
In the study, Professor Hariri and his months later, the researchers found that
This study arose from previous re- colleagues asked 120 Duke undergradu- those students at-risk for anxiety because
search, also conducted at Duke, which ate students to complete a series of ques- of their “high fear, low pleasure” brain re-
showed the brains of people at-risk for tionnaires assessing their mental health sponses were less likely to actually feel
anxiety exhibited an intense fear response to see if they were at risk for developing anxious if they had high activity in their
to threat, but a low pleasure response to prefrontal cortex.
reward. Armed with that knowledge, the
researchers set out to investigate strate- Speaking about the study results in
gies to help those at-risk for anxiety from terms of the brain’s anxiety markers, Pro-
developing an anxiety disorder. fessor Hariri says, “We found that if you
have a higher functioning prefrontal cor-
About that previous research, Treasure tex, the imbalance in these deeper brain
Coast clinical neuropsychologist Whit- structures is not expressed as changes in
ney Legler says, “There are studies that mood or anxiety.”
show differences in brain wiring between
anxious and non-anxious individuals. Dr. Legler says, “I suspect this study
Scrambled connections between the part has captured that there is a diversion
of the brain that processes fear and emo- process going on – the math problems –
tion and other brain regions are associat- which in essence breaks the anxiety-pro-
ed with anxiety disorders, but researchers ducing thought train.”
can’t say for sure whether the connectiv-
ity abnormalities came first, or whether In encouraging news for those who
excessive worrying shaped the brain by suffer from the sometimes-crippling ef-
reinforcing particular neural pathways.” fects of anxiety, the researchers say that
the prefrontal cortex is very adaptable,
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TRUEBEAM SURGERY STILL ON ‘CUTTING EDGE’ AS CANCER-KILLER
BY TOM LLOYD | Staff Writer the capability of the TrueBeam technology goes hand
Newly arrived radiation oncologist Dr. Paul Pagni- in glove with that task.
ni of the Scully-Welsh cancer center is up for a knife
fight. Sort of. One issue Pagnini faces is that both the Gamma
That might seem wildly out of character for this Knife and CyberKnife tools are decades older than the
personable graduate of the Tufts University School of
Medicine, but there is method to Pagnini’s madness. TrueBeam and so are more familiar to some people.
Back in 2014, before the Vero Beach cancer center’s In his brief time here, Pagnini says, he’s already
doors had even opened, one of the most impressive
pieces of high-tech cancer-fighting equipment ever Dr. Paul Pagnini. heard people say, “I’m gonna drive down to Jupiter to
developed, the TrueBeam STx stereotactic radio-sur- the CyberKnife or to Palm Beach to the Gamma Knife,
gery system, was being set up at the Indian River PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE
Medical Center in Vero Beach in a special room with
walls, ceilings and floors encased in 50 tons worth of lead. or up to Melbourne,” even though a faster, more accu-
Today, that TrueBeam system, according to the Norton rate option is available in Vero.
Cancer Institute, remains “the latest and most advanced
technology in the world for treating cancer.” At the same time, Pagnini is quick to note True-
Like other forms of radiation therapy, stereotactic Beam treatment is not the best therapy in all cases.
radio-surgery works by damaging the DNA of the tar-
geted tumor cells, says the Mayo Clinic, adding that it “Let me tell you something,” Pagnini says. “Cancer
“causes tumors to shrink and blood vessels to close-
off, robbing the tumor of its blood supply,” effectively Years later, in 1967, the first radiation tool for treating is complicated and any center that treats cancer has to be
killing the cancer.
brain tumors – called a “Gamma Knife” – was finally de- multidisciplinary in nature. A lung cancer patient might
So what about that knife fight?
Well, the idea of treating cancers through radiation isn’t veloped and put into use. be suitable for the TrueBeam and get a cure with that, or
exactly a new one.
In the 1950s two Swedish professors first conceived Two decades after that, in the 1980s, Dr. John R. Adler, they may have a diffuse, distant or refractory disease that
the idea of combining radiation with stereotactic guid-
ance or 3-D imaging to pinpoint and attack tumors a professor of neurosurgery and radiation oncology at you can’t target. There’s just too much of it for the True-
within the brain, but the complexity and cost of the ef-
fort put the project on hold. Stanford University Medical Center, developed the “Cy- Beam.”
berKnife” system, which allowed radiation oncologists to “If we put them on Keytruda or OPDIVO [instead of do-
treat tumors anywhere in the body. ing radiologic surgery], these immunotherapies or target-
The TrueBeam system in use at Scully Welsh today is ed therapies based on their molecular genetics, we might
even more advanced than Dr. Adler’s system. And faster. hit a home run and cure them.
According to Pagnini, with the TrueBeam system “you “So what we want to focus on is having options and a
can do radio-surgery in 10 minutes. The same treatment multidisciplinary approach. If a patient is a suitable can-
with the CyberKnife could take up to an hour.” didate for a [different] technology, we can give that to
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‘YOGA WRISTS’: WHAT IT IS ... AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT
BY GABRIELLA BOSTON | The Washington Post hands,” says Dacus. “So when we load the ty. For example, if you’re doing a downward gest the following modifications:
wrists, it’s important that we allow for a cer- dog and your hamstrings are very tight, you Instead of doing a wheel pose on the
“Yoga wrists.” Is there such a thing? You tain adjustment period.” are likely to lean forward into your shoul-
know that pain or discomfort you – or other ders and wrists and cause a similar type of floor, you can place blocks at an angle against
fellow yogis – might feel in downward dog or In other words, if we are using our hands strained position of the wrists. a wall and place your hands on those blocks.
crow? as feet such as in arm balances, planks and
downward dog, we need to give them a Know yourself and adapt I● nstead of cobra or upward dog, the
“Wrist pain is one of the most common chance to get stronger gradually – not go Along with alignment, it’s important to modification can be a baby cobra or sphinx
issues we see in yoga,” says yoga instructor from couch to 100 chaturanga (a triceps-fo- progress and modify according to ability and (a cobra on the forearms).
Alyson Shade. “But it can be addressed with cused yoga plank) push-ups in one practice. fitness level, agree all three experts.
proper modifications and progressions.” “Don’t compare yourself to other people ● Instead of plank on your hands, do a
Not only are the forearms and wrists like- in the class. Know your limitations,” Dacus plank on your forearms and come down to
Oh, and it’s not officially called “yoga ly to be too weak and unconditioned to hold says. “Build your own pose and talk to the in- the knees if the core is too weak to hold up
wrists” even though wrist pain can get trig- a plank or do repeated push-ups, but if the structor for guidance.” the hips.
gered in yoga. It can also occur in things like core, too, lacks strength, the problem gets For example, if someone complains about
CrossFit or just by using bad ergonomics at compounded as the yogi is likely bring the low-level wrist discomfort, Shade might sug- Dacus suggests that if the pain is mild but
work, says Robert Gillanders, a physical ther- weight forward toward the shoulders (away persistent, you might try wrist wraps during
apist. “Good alignment applies to everything from the weak core), creating even more ex- yoga. They provide relief and are also a re-
you do — from riding your bike to how you tension in the wrists, Gillanders says. minder to be extra careful with your wrists.
set up your keyboard,” he says. “They provide compression and support but
“Now you’re asking your wrists to work in they also advise you that you have some-
The bottom line is that when the wrist a very strained position,” he says. thing to be extra mindful of,” he says.
is hiked upward – extended – it puts stress
on all the soft tissue, especially tendons, in Another reason for wrist pain is the posi- So, what exactly are we being mindful of –
the wrist. When it comes to keyboard typ- tion of the fingers – or rather the weight dis- is it carpal tunnel syndrome, tendon inflam-
ing with hiked wrists (your wrists should be tribution in the fingers. If you roll the weight mation, joint impingement? It is more likely
completely neutral), the stress is low but fre- out toward the pinkie you are more likely to to be inflammation or an impingement in
quent; when it comes to things like yoga or feel wrist pain than if you place more weight the wrist joint, Dacus says. (Carpal tunnel
CrossFit, the stress is high but infrequent, he into the “L” shape of the hand – the thumb syndrome is less likely if the pain is felt on
says. and index finger, Shade says. the back of the wrist, he says, as the condi-
tion usually expresses itself with pain in the
When the stress is high, it can trigger pain “I’ll say during class, ‘place your hands palm side of the hand and wrist).
and eventually injury, says Angelo Dacus, an shoulder-width apart – unless someone has
associate professor of orthopedic surgery at very muscular shoulders, then they might For light to moderate discomfort, Dacus
the University of Virginia, who specializes in need to be a little wider – and then spread suggests keeping an eye on the pain and
hand and other upper extremity disorders. your fingers out wide,’” she says. modifying as discussed above. But if the pain
lingers and worsens, it’s time to have it ad-
“People walk on their feet, not on their But the issue can also be lack of flexibili- dressed by a doctor.
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‘Meticulous’ home offers
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9400 Briarcliff Trace in Briarcliff in PGA Village: 3-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom, 2,701-square-foot home
offered for $499,000 by Moira Feely-Rekus, 772-626-7812 of Lang Realty
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AFFORDABLE ‘Meticulous’ home offers
FLOORING resort-style living in PGA
Lenny Agin • Tile Marble BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Columnist stunning, upgraded 42-inch maple cabinets
[email protected] with designer beading trim. The counter-
Over 25 Years In Business! tops are granite and the appliances brushed
The house at 9400 Briarcliff Trace, in aluminum. It is a kitchen for a family or a
2014, 2015 & 2016 the Briarcliff section of PGA Village, is re- couple that likes to entertain as there is lots
VOTED #1 FLOORING sort-style living with every practical detail of space and lots of storage. There is a break-
STORE in St. Lucie Co. attended to and every upgrade added. You fast bar perfect for family or guests. Even the
drive up the paver drive between lush is- side of the bar that faces the great room has
AGAIN! lands of landscaping. For agent Moira Feely- an upgraded surface.
Rekus of Lang Realty, the outside is as excit-
ing as the inside. The master bedroom, with its wood floors,
is 14-by-17-7 and is a retreat in every sense.
“This is a meticulous home in PGA Vil-
$18.99 sq. yd.
Carpet Starting at
$14.99 sq yd Installed 5$ 29
Starting at $3.99 sq ft
5Wood $ 99
Flooring Sq. Ft.
Starting @ Installed lage on a premium home site featuring
awesome water and golf views,” she said.
Made in the U.S.A. $329sq. ft. Installed
w/premium You step inside to the elegant foyer,
Laminate padding with tiles set on the diagonal. The home
is the Madison design with a great room
Kitchen 18x18 Porcelain floor plan; it has a den, 10 feet, 8 inches The plantation shutters found here and in the
Cabinets Tile by 12 feet, 6 inches, and a formal din- den add to the island vibe and contribute to
Ceramic Tile ing room, 10-5-by-11. Then you have the idea that you’ve landed in a very elegant
Now Available! 4$ 29 the enormous great room, 20-4-by-23, resort. The master bath is sumptuous, with
High Quality 3$ 49 Sq. Ft. which offers space for a family, for enter-
at The Best Sq. Ft. taining, for a media room, for just about ev-
Price INSTALLED erything. It has spectacular views of the out-
INSTALLED doors. The kitchen, adjacent to the dining
Reg. $3.99 Sq. Ft. Includes room, is delightful. It’s 12-6-by-13.3 and has
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granite countertops, two vanities, a soaker screened lanai, 22-by-22. It’s hard to imagine FEATURES FOR 9400 BRIARCLIFF TRACE
tub and large shower. The cabinets are the a better place to sit and relax, entertain guests
same maple-trimmed upgrades found in the or watch grandkids play, all while looking at Neighborhood: Briarcliff in PGA Village
kitchen. There are two additional bedrooms, the lake and golf views. The screened porch Year built: 2005 • Construction: CBS
12-by-13 and 11-by-13, each with an ensuite is surrounded by foliage, so you have privacy Square footage: 2,701 sq. ft. • Total square footage: 3,938
bath and carpeting. There’s also an addition- and seclusion to enjoy the view. There is plenty
al powder room for guests. The rooms with of room for a pool if you wish to add one, but Bedrooms: 3 • Bathrooms: 3.5
ensuite baths make the home perfect for a if you prefer, you can always make use of the Flooring: carpet, ceramic tile, wood
family, or for retirees or snowbirds who have clubhouse amenities. Security: manned gate, owner system
guests and want to give them a really nice Additional features: plantation shutters in master and den,
place to stay. What guest doesn’t appreciate a This is a house that is the perfect family gutters around entire house, accordion shutters with electric
private bath? There is also a good-sized laun- home and the perfect home for those with front door shutter, generator bypass switch, furniture negotia-
dry room in pristine condition. Everything guests or elderly parents to accommodate. It ble, extended screened lanai, room for a pool, pulldown stairs,
has been meticulously maintained. has so many upgrades that add to the visual
presence of the home and a good design that volume ceilings
When you exit the French doors to the rear makes it adaptable to almost every lifestyle. It Community amenities: basketball, billiards, clubhouse, com-
of the house, you step through to an extended is a house that is ready to make your own.
munity room, exercise room, library, pool, tennis
VITALIA AT TRADITION Listing brokerage: Lang Realty
HOME FOR SALE BY OWNER $425,000
10108 SW CYPRESS WOOD CT, PORT ST. LUCIE Listing agent: Moira Feely-Rekus, 772-626-7812
Listing price: $499,000
COAST TO COAST...
WE SELL THE MOST!
OPEN HOUSE EVERY SUNDAY 1 TO 4 PM UNTIL SOLD 561.818.1918
Beautiful PERDIDO KEY floor plan overlooking wide lake located on
private cul-de-sac, home is move in ready with many upgrades. Home 1850 SW FOUNTAINVIEW BLVD. • SUITE 200
features 3 full bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths plus den with exit side door to ST. LUCIE WEST (Past Bob Evans)
screened lanai. Amazing gourmet kitchen with decorative backsplash,
upgraded stainless steel appliances, double oven , electric cook top,
pot-pan drawers, roll out in bottom cabinets, dove tail drawers, up-
graded kitchen cabinets & granite counters, custom cabinet wine bar
in great room, rounded interior corners, impact glass windows and
doors throughout, diagonal floor porcelain tile throughout. Extended
garage 4 feet with additional space for golf card, extended screened
lanai with electric storm shutters. Long list of upgrades available for
review. Available daily to show.
Directions: from front gate, turn left onto Apple Blossom. Proceed to Cypress
Wood Court on right. Bear left. Home is second from end on right.
CONTACT OWNERS FOR PRIVATE SHOWING AND INFORMATION
772-345-9357 [email protected]
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TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES
TOP SALES OF THE WEEK
Business was on the brisk side in the Tradition and St. Lucie West real estate market last week,
as some 15 single-family residences and lots changed hands (some shown below).
The top sale of the week was the residence at 500 NW Blue Lake Drive. First listed in August for
$389,000, this 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom, 2,598-square-foot home sold for $360,000 on Feb. 20.
The week’s next-best sale was the house at 7449 Bob O Link Way. First listed in November for
$349,000, the 2-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 1,859-square-foot abode sold for $340,000 on Feb. 20.
SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND LOTS SELLING
TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD $360,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 500 NW BLUE LAKE DRIVE 8/9/2017 $389,000 2/20/2018 $331,750
PORT SAINT LUCIE 7449 BOB O LINK WAY 11/20/2017 $349,000 2/20/2018 $299,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 9048 CHAMPIONS WAY 11/10/2017 $339,000 2/23/2018 $296,920
PORT SAINT LUCIE 10443 SW WATERWAY LANE 12/6/2017 $312,500 2/20/2018 $288,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 5832 NW DRILL COURT 3/6/2017 $296,870 2/23/2018 $285,500
PORT SAINT LUCIE 8502 BELFRY PLACE 7/13/2017 $310,000 2/21/2018 $219,900
PORT SAINT LUCIE 10364 SW WESTLAWN BOULEVARD 11/3/2017 $289,900 2/20/2018 $214,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 748 SW MUNJACK CIRCLE 10/13/2017 $249,900 2/22/2018 $196,500
PORT SAINT LUCIE 575 SW ST KITTS COVE 12/11/2017 $239,900 2/23/2018 $196,500
PORT SAINT LUCIE 878 NW SARRIA CT 8/10/2017 $205,000 2/19/2018 $195,000
SAINT LUCIE WEST 878 NW SARRIA COURT 9/27/2017 $205,000 2/19/2018 $194,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 1287 NW BENTLEY CIRCLE #0 1/21/2018 $205,000 2/23/2018
PORT SAINT LUCIE 361 NW GRANVILLE STREET 10/1/2017 $199,900 2/20/2018
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HERE ARE SOME OF THE TOP RECENT TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES
7449 Bob O Link Way, Port Saint Lucie 9048 Champions Way, Port Saint Lucie
Listing Date: 11/20/2017 Listing Date: 11/10/2017
Original Price: $349,000 Original Price: $339,000
Sold: 2/20/2018 Sold: 2/23/2018
Selling Price: $340,000 Selling Price: $331,750
Listing Agent: Kay Rodriguez Listing Agent: AnnMarie Napolitano
Selling Agent: Lang Realty Selling Agent: Keller Williams Realty
Jerome Wayno Meghan Jordan
Monterrey Realty Keller Williams Realty
10443 SW Waterway Lane, Port Saint Lucie 5832 NW Drill Court, Port Saint Lucie
Listing Date: 12/6/2017 Listing Date: 3/6/2017
Original Price: $312,500 Original Price: $296,870
Sold: 2/20/2018 Sold: 2/23/2018
Selling Price: $299,000 Selling Price: $296,920
Listing Agent: Jacqueline Bader Listing Agent: Michael Doughty
Selling Agent: RE/MAX Masterpiece Realty Selling Agent: Adams Homes Realty, Inc.
Jennifer Eggeling Iris Walters
RE/MAX 100 Riverside Inc Keller Williams Realty
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11021 SW Visconti Way 9956 SW Nuova Way 626 SW Indian Key Dr.
Incredible Upgrades You Must See!!!
Beautiful ‘’Bella’’ Model Magnificent Lake & Golf 2/2/2 Plus den with open Kitchen
View Pool Home on and Private Heated Pool. New AC,
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2017! Fabulous home ‘’Capri’’ Model features 4 at closing. Upgrades Inc. Extended
features front porch w/ BRs, Den/Office, 4 BAs & 3 CG. Fabulous open Garage, Granite, Tile Back Splash,
lake view, 2 BRs, Den, 2 gourmet kitchen w/ SS appliances. $629,000 SS Appliances, New Top of
BAs, 2 CG & Screen enclosed lanai w/ private the line Gas Stove. $259,900
yard & garden view. $309,000
434 SW Talquin Ln
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screen enclosed front patio. Hosts 3 BR’s, lake. This 2/2/2 PLUS DEN has Engineered
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$285,000 windows in master and kitchen, New AC and
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Call AnnMarie Today! [email protected] have your own backyard oasis. $237,900
954.675.2804 (Cell) www.annmarienapolitano.kw.com Lake Forest HOA $153 a month gets you lawn care and cable plus 2 pools, clubhouse and fitness center
9700 Reserve Blvd. SLW
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RX-10378743 9400 Briarcliff Trace RX-10388284 7309 Reserve Creek
RX-10405118 8306 Mulligan Circle RX-10348729 8438 Belfry Place
CASCADES $350,000 PGA VILLAGE $209,900 PGA VILLAGE $169,000 CROSSTOWN AREA $209,888
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WITH LAKE VIEW
ON THE GOLF COURSE HOME
Elegant & Sophisticated 3BR Meticulously cared for 2BR, 2BA, Light & Bright “Fairview” floor
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include IMPACT glass windows & doors, custom de- shutters, new tile, freshly painted, NEW roof 2015, NEW glass front door, SS appls, tumbled back splash,
signed gourmet kitchen w/Wolf range + so much more! A/C 2016, screened lanai faces a private preserve view screened lanai with pool, stunning lake view
RX-10408848 8111 Links Way RX-10408724 469 NW Casanova Circle RX-10403258 9125 Short Chip Circle
COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES $460,000 THE ESTATES AT TRADITION $345,000 PGA VILLAGE $348,500
BEAUTIFUL POOL A TRUE GEM OF POPULAR MEDINAH
HOME WITH GOLF VIEW. A HOME FLOORPLAN
4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath. Almost 3400 sq/ft 3BR, 3BA, 3CG home will not Like New, 3BR, 2.5BA, updated
under air. Spacious floor plan on large .47 acre disappoint. Open floor plan features gourmet kitchen kitchen with SS appliances, granite, NEW A/C, fresh
corner lot, 2.5 car garage w/two islands, granite, SS appls, tile t/o living areas, paint, private preserve & lake views.
plantation shutters, paver patio + room for a pool RX- 10377827 8908 Champions Way
RX-10364158 1406 SW Osprey Cove
RX-10380631 11779 SW Aventino Dr.
PGA VERANO $284,900 PGA VILLAGE $359,000 PALM CITY $1,100,000
ENJOY PRIVATE VIEWS – IMMACULATE POOL HIGHLAND RESERVE –
“AREZZO: FLOOR PLAN
HOME WITH LAKE VIEW WATERFRONT
BUILT 2016 – 2BR 2BA, PLUS den, features include Popular “Fairview” floor plan, 2BR,
impact glass throughout, polished porcelain tile through- 2BA, PLUS den features vaulted ceilings brand NEW SS appls, OPPORTUNITY
out, granite in kitchen & bathrooms SS appls, lrg pantry. NEW A/C, screened lanai w/pool & hot tub, expansive lake views Impressive “Bermuda” Floor plan built by Arthur Ruten-
RX-10403264 11087 SW Visconti Way berg. 3BR PLUS den, 3BA, 3CG. Located on the St.
RX-10382937 9221 Short Chip Cir Lucie River with dock in place. Call today to view!
PGA VERANO $415,900 PGA VERANO $409,000 UNDER CONTRACT PGA VILLAGE $145,000 UNDER CONTRACT
STUNNING ‘SIENA’ FLOOR GORGEOUS HOME with CASTLE PINES FIRST
PLAN WITH WATER VIEW GOLF & LAKE VIEW FLOOR CORNER CONDO
3BR PLUS den, 3BA with ‘Alessa’ floor plan, 3BR, 2.5BA, 2CG w/beautiful Light & Bright 2BR, 2.5BA
elegant finishes, tile t/o, custom lighting, planta- finishes, engineered wood flooring t/o, crown located on a cul-de-sac, kitchen w/granite, tile &
tion shutters, frame-less shower doors, extended molding, plantation shutters just to list a few, laminate flooring t/o new dishwasher, new water
b’fast area, extra-large lot. Welcome Home! extended lanai with expansive views heater, screened lanai.
RX-10372350 10759 SW Visconti Way RX-10388429 8909 Sandshot Court
RX-10370850 10642 SW Capraia Way
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VERANO $447,000 VPIGLALAGE $314,990
Stunning Lake Views BEAUTIFUL HOME
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2BDs, 2BAs, 2CG Plus Den/office. Lago 2BD,2BA,2CG Plus Den/Office. with
Floor Plan w/porcelain Tile Floors in New carpet. Fairview Floor Plan in
Common Areas. Great Room adjacent Greenbrier. Numerous upgrades with
to Beautiful Kitchen with Island Granite granite kitchen counter, mirrored
Counters, Glass Tile Backsplash, & Backsplash, under cabinet lighting &
Walk in Pantry. Spacious Master Suite Stainless appliances. Large Master
with Luxurious Bath. Glass sliders from Great Rm to undercover Patio and Large Open Air Suite w/Double Walkin Closets & a luxury bath with seamless glass shower. Lovely covered
Pool. Spectacular Water Views. Lush Landscaping. Upgrades Galore! brick paver patio with private backyard accessed by Glass sliders from Great Room.
17008 Ambrose Way RX-10385971 7674 Greenbrier Circle RX-10381662
VPIGLALAGE $298,000 PRICE REDUCED VPIGLALAGE $274,900
Must See-Greenbrier 3BD,2BA,2CG.
a Fairview w/ 3BDs, 2BAs, 2CG. Open
Floor Plan with Sliders to a charming Tile Flooring in common areas,
Covered/Screened Lanai with Privacy bedrooms with carpet. Glass slider in
and Tranquil Views. Large Great Rm the living room lead to a brick paver
w/ both Spacious Living and Dining covered patio with great lake views!
Areas. Stunning Kitchen w/Granite Kitchen boasts granite counters and
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TREASURE COAST AT WINGS TO FLY, ‘WE DANCE WITH PEOPLE’S SOULS’
BY SAMANTHA BAITA | Staff Writer BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer cial program “Hope,” featuring profession- the program. Tasha Shirley, the artistic di-
[email protected] al dancers and dancers with disabilities, rector and choreographer, is a professional
1 It’s another week filled integrated into a program that reminds us choreographer with nearly 30 years’ experi-
with theatrical opportuni- What the world needs now is hope, sweet all about what is really important. ence. Her sister Tara, the assistant director
ties, right in our own backyard. hope. The Wings to Fly Dance Company and choreographer, is a dancer and phys-
Billed as an hilarious new com- will bring that much needed commodity to Tasha Shirley and her sister, Tara
edy, “Get A Grip” is a play within Stuart’s Lyric Theatre March 24 with its spe- Anstensen, are the driving forces behind CONTINUED ON PAGE B7
a play, and is coming to Stuart’s
Lyric Theatre this Friday, March
2. According to the theatre pro-
mo: A bank mortgage and loan
clerk, and maybe his mom as
well, are facing felony charges,
seriously damaging his and the
bank’s reputation. Enter the
bank president, who has just
foreclosed on the local theater.
In a burst of bold, wacky des-
peration, he decides that a hit
play might save everybody’s
cabooses: so he maneuvers his
deadbeat family, a gaggle of un-
suspecting actors and his erst-
while employee to create and
perform a play about – of all
things – love gone monumen-
tally wrong. As things progress,
love is not the only thing that
goes monumentally wrong and,
of course, chaos and hilarity en-
sue, off stage and on. Show time
is 7 p.m. Tickets are $17 and
CONTINUED ON PAGE B9
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MEET THE ‘1964’ BEATLES ... AT EMERSON CENTER
BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer PHOTO COURTESY OF PARIS PRODUCTIONS “There are certain concessions.” Gardner said. “The
[email protected] Beatles played one set for 20 minutes. They had warm-
said. “There is a constant single tone that permeates the up groups and they didn’t do encores because of security.
It’s difficult to realize that the Beatles only did three tours concert. With ‘1964,’ it’s the entire audience with a dynamic ‘1964’ plays for roughly 90 minutes. They have a huge rep-
in the United States and the number of people who actually range.” ertoire going up to 1966. You’re seeing the Beatles the way
heard them live was very small. Everyone in the ’60s had they were live in shows at the Washington Coliseum or Car-
Beatles records and everyone watched them on Ed Sullivan, Gardner said that the audience could expect a note-by- negie Hall.”
but the chance to hear them in concert was rare, indeed. note rendition of a selection of songs.
Gardner said that the Beatles came to be treated like
“1964”… The Tribute was founded some 30 years ago to gods, but they were very human. “They were really smart,
give concert-goers the opportunity to hear the Beatles as talented regular people,” he said “This show humanizes
they played in concert. Steve Gardner, the group’s press them. It shows (John) Lennon’s humor and their camarade-
agent, photographer and all-around self-described Beat- rie. What you see are four boys who are really talented hav-
les aficionado, spoke about how the group came to be and ing a really good time. People appreciate how human it is.”
about the concert at Vero Beach’s Emerson Center March 8.
Gardner said that while the faces are different, the make-
“In 1982 or 1983, ‘Beatlemania,’ was on Broadway,” he up and wigs set the scene. While the current group is older
said. “It was popular, but not very accurate. It should have than the Beatles, who were 21-23 at this time, you need the
been called ‘The ’60s’ with soundtrack by the Beatles. Mark older musicians to do the music justice.
(Belson, a founding member) wanted to try to give the au-
dience the actual experience of a live concert. What they’re “Twenty-year-old musicians are not good at simulating
really trying to do is see them as they were at the time, where the Beatles,” he said. “It falls to people in their 40s and 50s.
they put on the suits and played right before your eyes. They were so far ahead of their time that it takes seasoned
musicians to simulate what they did. To recreate the shows
“After 1966, they stopped touring and work was done they dissect the music. They’re one of the hardest-working
piece-meal in the studio. We’re trying to capture the magic bands when it comes to detail. They pick up on the subtle-
of four guys walking on stage, playing the same period in- ties that made it great. There are so many nuances.”
struments and trying to simulate the exact sound of what
you’d have heard, minus the screaming girls, although you There have been people who have dismissed the Beatles
can scream if you choose.” music as “just pop.” Gardner disagrees.
The screaming brings up an interesting point. When the “They were deceptively simple” he said. “People don’t re-
Beatles played in the United States, they played in large are- alize how much work goes into deceptively simple.”
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A SHOWCASE FOR GRAYSON PERRY’S SPELLBINDING ART
BY ELLEN FISCHER | Columnist Windsor gallery in its 16-year history. an enviable degree.
But that is not the gallery’s only groundbreaking first. Now that Perry has re-
The must-see contempo- Perry’s artful presentation of himself at exhibition recep-
rary art show of the season is turned to England, the 12 art
at The Gallery at Windsor. Lo- tions for his work can easily outshine the art on display, and objects on display at Wind-
cated at Windsor Properties, his appearance at Windsor’s private reception for the exhi- sor’s gallery vie only with
the gallery is a highlight of the bition turned a few heads. each other for the visitor’s
exclusive planned communi- attention.
ty founded by Canadian busi- “He is a transvestite with a well-developed alter ego he
nessman W. Galen Weston calls Claire,” says Kelley, who confirms that Perry came to And each is a star in its own
and his wife, the Hon. Hilary his reception attired as a woman. Perry, who stands over right.
M. Weston. Mrs. Weston is the 6 feet tall, wore a hot pink mini dress (oversized Peter Pan
curator of the Gallery’s annu- collar, pleated skirt) that showcased his 57-year-old legs to Perry first gained recogni-
al offering. tion for his work in pottery
and the show does not dis-
This season’s show, appoint: three large vases,
“Grayson Perry: Making crowded with figural sto-
Meaning,” is the first part of ry-telling, are on display. Also
a three-year partnership be- on view is a figural sculpture
tween The Gallery at Windsor in cast iron, two tapestries,
and the Royal Academy of Art three satirical maps etched
in London, says Laura Kelley, in the style of 16th century
gallery manager. Dutch cartography, two col-
or sketches for ceramic pots,
Perry’s meteoric rise as both artist and household name and a piece of embroidery that was inspired by antique
in Britain began in 2003, when he received the prestigious battle flags.
Turner Prize, an award for the most notable exhibition by a Kelley says that Perry sees himself as a social commen-
contemporary British artist in the year preceding the prize. tator in the tradition of the 18th century English painter
and printmaker William Hogarth, whose best known series,
Perry is not so well known in the U.S.; to Kelley’s knowl- “The Rake’s Progress,” chronicles the downfall of young
edge, the Windsor show is only the second solo exhibition Tom Rakewell, who inherits his miserly father’s fortune and
the artist has had here. The first was in 2006 at the Andy proceeds to squander it in the most lavish and reckless pur-
Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. suits available in the third decade of 18th century London.
Like Hogarth, Perry depicts the conflicted progress of
And although Windsor may be second in that regard,
Kelley notes that the current offering marks the first time CONTINUED ON PAGE B6
three-dimensional artworks have been displayed at the
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COMING SHOWS! GRAYSON PERRY refers to a once derelict, now trendy part
of London frequented by artists (Perry
SOMETHING FOR CONTINUED FROM PAGE B5 keeps a studio there) and wealthy elites.
EVERYONE! Through it winds the course of the mod-
Especially Those Who humanity in contemporary Britain and ern Briton. He is seen emerging as a babe
Love To Laugh! beyond, but he tempers his keen sense of in a gush of red from a woman’s womb at
irony with a fey love of human fashion and the far left side of the tapestry. Presented
Two Great Comedians foolishness. as both male and female characters as the
With Sold Out Shows story progresses, the babe represents the
From Boca to Boston! The first object you will gape at in the British consumer at different stages of life.
gallery is “Comfort Blanket” – a tapestry They follow the red flow of life as it wends
Comedian over 9 feet tall and a little over 26 feet wide. through a maze of brand names to its ulti-
Dated 2014, it is the most recent artwork by mate end. The rivulet drains into the dev-
SARGE the artist in the show.
il’s maw, and the aged consumer finally
Friday, March 9th 2018 at 8PM The tapestry was designed by Perry, appears on his deathbed.
A triple-threat: comic-singer-pianist, whose drawings for it were digitally synthe-
sized by Spanish programmers and woven An Englishmen is composed of many
Sarge is known for his amazing on a computerized loom in Belgium. The things, the good and the bad, all mixed
sense of humor, spot-on impressions textural and history-laden weight of tap- together. The “Map of an Englishman,” of
estry bestows a certain gravitas to Perry’s 2004 “Looks like a map that you’d see in a
and exceptional piano skills! He is playful, patchwork composition. The textile Tolkien novel – like Middle Earth from Lord
an entertainer who has performed is displayed on a curved wall built especial- of the Rings,” says Gruber.
worldwide to adoring audiences. His ly for it to suggest the work’s intention to
sidesplitting comedy, touching vocals enfold you in its warm content. At the heart of this inland country are two
and stunning display of dexterity as great citadels; the larger is labeled “SEX,”
a pianist have wowed crowds for The overall design of “Comfort Blanket” the other “LOVE”; the “River of Orgasm”
decades. He is one of the highest suggests a British bank note; an abstract separates them, and thereby divides the
energy, multi-talented acts in show facsimile of the Union Jack occupies its country into western and eastern halves. A
top left corner; a portrait of Queen Eliza- large forested area in the left half is “Fear,”
business today. beth fills an oval reserve at right. The rest of its towns with scary names; “Unknown,”
the space is crammed with words, phrases “Unforgiven” and “Bad Faith” among them.
Comedian and acronyms that bring to mind all things A “Land of Wishes” is on the island’s oppo-
British in the categories of history, culture, site coast, but be careful what you wish for:
BOBBY COLLINS commerce, cuisine and slang. Among these “Fundraiser,” “Paparazzi” and “Drunken
are “Shakespeare,” “A Nice Cuppa Tea,” Fury” are some of the town names there.
Saturday, March 17th at 8PM “Brollie,” “The Beeb” and “Rolls Royce,”
With a style inspired by such legends as well as “Liberty,” Tolerance” and “The The nethermost point in “Map of an
Rule of Law.” “Wm. Hogarth” is there, too; Englishman” is the “Land of Bleak” and its
as Bob Hope, Jerry Lee Lewis and his name curls around the bottom of the northernmost tip is “Puberty.”
George Burns, Bobby Collins’ comedy Queen’s portrait.
If that does not give you an idea of the
is a throwback to an earlier era. He’s Xaque Gruber, one of the knowledgeable sense of whacky humor you will enjoy at
had his own Showtime special, hosted docents who shepherds visitors through the show, nothing will.
the show, says that he has counted “around
VH1’s Stand-Up Spotlight, earned 300 Briticisms” in this artwork. “Perry loves A gorgeous catalog published by Wind-
a Grammy Award nomination for language and his art all boils down to words sor for the exhibition is available that in-
his album Out Of Bounds, and has and illustrations,” says Gruber. cludes pictures of other works in Perry’s
toured with all top comedians like Jerry oeuvre.
Seinfeld to Tony Bennett just to name Visitors to the gallery will need to give
a few. Come see why the NY Times themselves an hour to peruse the dozen
rated him “the most natural working works in the show. Each one is a dense con-
centrate that must be mixed with time to
comedian today.” achieve the full Grayson Perry experience.
“The Walthamstow Tapestry” of 2009 is
modeled after a medieval epic tapestry –
the kind that shows the course of an im-
portant battle, the reign of a king, or the
holy life of a saint. Here the subject’s title
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WINGS TO FLY sion artist Michael Moses, local song-
and-dance team Chris and Jeanette
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 Mazzella, and hip-hop experts Tom Ci-
aramitaro and Jake Schoonmaker. Five
ical therapy assistant at Martin Health performers who need wheelchairs for
System. Anstensen worked with indi- mobility will also perform, including
viduals with disabilities at the ARC of Mia, Alex, Casey, JP and Sabrina.
St. Lucie County for more than 10 years “This is a Broadway-level show,” Shir-
and has designed a special harness to ley said. “It’s not a show about disabil-
allow Wings to Fly professional danc- ities but we include people that might
er Kaileigh Bates and Mia, who per- not have the opportunities. We dance
forms in a wheelchair, to move together with people’s souls, not their bodies.”
around the stage.
“One of the neat-
est things is Mia being
harnessed by Kaileigh
Bates,” Shirley said. “She
is lifted right out of her
wheelchair and we basi-
cally become a leg.”
Tasha Shirley spoke
recently about the pro-
gram, which has grown
in size and scope over
the years. This year, it will
feature guest artists from
the Orlando City Ballet.
The genesis of the
show was the inspira-
tion of the sisters’ moth-
er, Tena Patterson, who
worked for many years
at the ARC of St. Lucie
“My sister and I be-
came a part of my mom’s A COMEDY
March 8th – 25th 2018
show at the ARC, inte-
Featuring: Fortunato Seveninni, Frank Lillo,
grating dancers with her Mike Tenzyk, Tony Richards, Joe Moore,
& Jennifer Sade
performances. Now I’ve
Directed by: H.G. Brown
created a professional Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Services, Inc.
show in our communi- Simply, the story tells how English professor Terence O’Keefe is
arranging the financing of his new play through the father one of
ty, integrating it with my his ex-students, Angie Graziano. O’Keefe is fast to accept Angie’s
generous offer but slow to catch on that her father, Lou, and his two
mom’s vision.” partners, Mike Francisco and Tino De Felice, are less than solid
citizens. OKeefe is especially put off when, after seeing the boys
The idea for the har-
follow supreme loser Frankie Salvucci out of Lou’s restaurant,
ness came one day when he learns that Salvucci somehow found his way in
front of a speeding train.
Tara Anstensen went
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frustrated with just push- Kaileigh Bates dances with Mia in a special harness allowing Mia to be out illegality of their every move and highly religious, though they
of her wheelchair as they prepare for with the Wings to Fly show March rarely enter a church.
ing her patients around 23-24 at the Lyric Theatre in Stuart.
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COLES MARRIED TO EACH OTHER ...
AND TO MAKING BEAUTIFUL MUSIC
BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer a soloist with the San Francisco Symphony.”
[email protected] The young violinist was 13. She went on
Cellist David Cole and violinist Carol Cole to win prizes in the Stresa International Vi-
are linked by more than their love for music. olin Competition, the San Francisco Music
They have been married for more than three Club and the Performers of Connecticut
decades and each is an associate professor Chamber Music Completion at Yale as a
at the Lynn University Conservatory of Mu- member of the Wielopolska Piano Quartet.
sic. They are also two of the busiest musi-
cians around, and on the night I called to Carol Cole is as familiar with a more
talk about their upcoming chamber music modern style of music as she is with the
concert at A.C.T. Studio Theatre March 31, more traditional. She has backed art-
Carol was teaching until 8:30. David spoke ists including Ray Charles, Natalie Cole,
for the two about their music. Nestor Torres, Gloria Estefan, Dizzy Gilles-
The Capitol Steps. “It Keeps You Runnin,’” solo hits like “I For the March 31 performance, they will Cellist David Cole and violinist Carol Cole will perform in a
Keep Forgettin,’” and two major Motown be playing duos by Ravel and Kodaly, the lat-
COMING UP cover albums under his belt, McDonald ter based on Hungarian folk melodies. They chamber music concert March 31 at A.C.T. Studio Theatre
“remains an enduring force in pop mu- will also perform a piece by Bach that was
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 sic.” Show time is 8 p.m. Tickets are $59 written for the piano: David will play the left in Stuart. PHOTO COURTESY OF DENNIS O’DONOVAN
and $69. 772-461-4775. hand on his cello and Carol the right on her
2 When Bruce Springsteen calls you violin. pie and Frank Sinatra Sr. and Jr.
“one helluva guitar-player,” you 4 Here’s a rare opportunity to laugh Both Coles are dedicated teachers.
know you’ve got it goin’ on. And Serbi- rather than sob when the subject of The two met at the Curtis Institute of Mu- “I want my students to get the satisfaction
an-born Ana Popovic definitely does. This current politics arises. “The Capitol Steps” sic, where Carol Cole had a full scholarship,
blues musician brings her soulful blend of comes to the Kravis Center this month, but they didn’t meet as schoolmates. out of what they’re doing,” David Coles said.
slide guitar and electric funk to the Lyric and the show should be totally worth the “At Lynn, they’re planning to be professional
this Sunday, in what the theatre promises road trip to West Palm. The Kravis pro- “She’s nine years younger,” David Cole musicians. We help them prepare for that.
will be “another fiery performance .. by a mo states, “The Capitol Steps promise to said. “I was visiting and we were introduced We’re hoping they’ll continue to love music
force to be reckoned with.” Show time is 7 bring down the house (and Senate) with by a cello student.” and learn about it for the rest of their lives.
p.m. Tickets are $42. 772-286-7827. their entertaining blend of bipartisan po- (Music) is a mysterious phenomenon. I en-
litical satire.” If you’ve seen this group of David Cole is a fourth-generation musi- courage them to look inside and discover
3 Two notes, claims the show promo, parody pundits, you know they’ll do it. cian. His great-grandfather and grandfather themselves and express themselves through
“That’s all it takes to recognize the Since 1981, they’ve recorded more than were violists and his father, Orlando, was the their music so that the music will be mean-
distinct and soulful voice of Michael Mc- 30 albums, not to mention putting the cellist for the Curtis Quartet and a teacher at ingful to themselves and the audience. Mu-
Donald.” And really, no argument there. “mock” in democracy, with ditties such the Institute. sic is an emotional experience at its core
The singer/songwriter/keyboardist and as “Hey, Mr. Tangerine Man”; “Oops, I and we want to encourage them to become
five-time Grammy winner will take the Tweeted Again”; “Don’t Think Twice, It’s “I grew up all my life expecting I was go- artists.”
stage this Saturday at the Sunrise Theatre Alt-Right”; and “How Do You Solve a Prob- ing to be a cello player,” he said. “I never
in Fort Pierce, on one of the last U.S. tour lem Like Korea?” In this day and age, we even questioned it but I ran away from it for A.C.T. Studio Theatre, 2399 SE Ocean Blvd.
stops before heading across the pond need to hold tight to our sense of humor, a while.” Stuart, presents The Cole Duo March 31 at 7
later this month. With a career stretch- and the Capitol Steps are just the ticket. p.m. as part of the Treasure Coast Chamber
ing over 45-plus years, McDonald is “that Speaking of … tickets are $40. The show He has been a soloist with the Philadel- Music Society’s concert series. Call 772-932-
rare thing in contemporary pop: an art- runs this Friday through March 18. 561- phia Orchestra and the National Symphony 8880 or visit www.actstudiotheatre.com.
ist whose work is both timeless and ev- 832-7469 or 800-572-8471. and was awarded a Martha Baird Rockefel-
er-evolving.” With Doobie Brothers clas- ler grant after performing at Carnegie Hall.
sics such as “What A Fool Believes” and Both Coles have spent much time in Europe,
where David Cole performed as a member
of many orchestras, including La Scala and
the Turin Radio Orchestra.
As accomplished as he is, David Cole
would much rather talk about his wife.
“Carol is from California,” he said. “Some-
one came to her school playing the violin
and she fell in love. Two years later, she was
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JazzScat: ‘Hear us roar’ all throughout Jazz Week
Traditional wisdom and folklore has toric downtown Fort Pierce. Crowd favorite rise Black Box Theatre stage by storm. This free because, well …
taught us that March tends to come “in like Otis Cadillac with make a glorious return WAMMIE-winning quintet features pianist that’s what we do!
a lion and out like a lamb.” It’s typically the with his Sublime Seville Sisters in tow, and Larry Brown and what JazzReview.com calls Thursday, March
time of year when the snowbirds begin their you’ll be on your feet shouting with glee as “straight-ahead jazz at its best, with a forth- 29, is the Latin Music
migration back to the north country, and by Otis makes his entrance and brings down right approach to well-chosen material sup- Heritage Band on the
the time the month ends, the same places the house with his music and showmanship. ported by first-rate soloists and a rock-solid waterside at Melody
that were buried under feet of snow are cele- The party starts at 1 p.m. with a set from the rhythm section.” Because there are limited Lane from 11 a.m. to
brating the return of the robins and the hints Jazz Ensemble, then kicks into high gear at seats available, you’ll want to reserve your 2 p.m., and Friday,
of buds on the trees and crocuses in the gar- 3 p.m. when Otis takes the stage. Bring your seats and come early for this awesome addi- March 30, from 11
dens. For those of us who call Fort Pierce lawn chairs and umbrellas, but leave the tion to Jazz Week. a.m. to 2 p.m., we’ll give you a taste of the
home, especially those who appreciate great bottles at home; we’ll have plenty of food Wednesday is double-your-pleasure blues with the Rusty Wright Blues Band, and
music, the old proverb is decidedly switched and drinks available on site that afternoon. day with a free concert on the waterside you’ll wonder how feeling so blue can possi-
around. Here, March tends to come in like a Just when you’ve recovered from the from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Fort bly feel so “Wright.” Both the Thursday and
lamb, gentle and sweet, but toward the end Otis experience, on Tuesday, March 27, Pierce, courtesy of the Fort Pierce Jazz Friday concerts are absolutely free, but no
of the month, we borrow a line from Katie the Larry Brown Quintet will take the Sun- and Blues Society’s own Jazz Ensemble. one will ever mind if you make a small dona-
Perry, beating our chests and We’ll give you time to fin- tion to help fund the music scholarships we
singing loudly, “You’re gonna ish out your work day or provide to talented Treasure Coast students
hear us roar.” At the end of catch a quick catnap, then preparing for a career in music.
March each year, Fort Pierce we’ll bring on FDO – the March may come in like a lion every-
Jazz and Blues Society cele- Big Swingin’ Band, which is where else, but here in St. Lucie County,
brates Jazz Week – a week of nearly 20 pieces of awesome March definitely goes “out like a lion” thanks
fabulous concerts, opportu- musicianship and a whole to the annual week jam-packed with music,
nities for dancing and par- evening of tunes you can fun, and festivities we’ve come to know as
tying, and a party unlike any dance to. We’ll close down Jazz Week.
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This year’s Jazz Week is plenty of room for Dancin’ Pierce Jazz and Blues Society, want to know
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Humane Society’s ‘Fur Ball’ will
make you feel all warm and fuzzy
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent animals like dogs, they need socialization Must be seated by 5:30 pm 7 days!
with others. Isolation is stressful to them,
There’ll be Paws in Paradise on Saturday, making cats less sociable and, in some cases, Prix-Fixe $1595 Everydaystartingat
March 10, helping to build more space for more aggressive. 2 pm. Must be seated by 5:30pm
adoptable animals in Port St. Lucie. ppeerrson Menu not available on Holidays
“We have a couple nice rooms where we or Specials Events
“It’s our 14th annual Fur Ball,” said Pam can house groups of cats,” Landers said.
Landers, board member at the Humane So- First course: Choice of: Soup of the day, House Salad or Caesar Salad
ciety of St. Lucie County. The planned expansions will add to those
kinds of animal-friendly features. “We’re an ENTREES (choose one):
The Fur Ball will be at the PGA Village Is- open admission facility,” Landers said.
land Club, 9200 One Putt Place, Port St. Lucie. Rigatoni a La Chicken mushroom sauce
In other words, the society doesn’t turn Vodka Florentine
“Dinner starts at 7 p.m.,” Landers said. But away animals. That creates some challenges. Salmon Piccata
folks will want to get out there about 6 p.m. Put frankly, people like cute, younger ani- Rigatoni tossed with prosciutto, Thinly-pounded chicken topped
to meet some of the celebrities. mals. At the Fur Ball the society will intro- peas, and mushrooms, finished with spinach Grilled salmon, topped with
duce people to some animals that are likely in a vodka cream sauce and goat cheese, served in a capers, sun-dried tomatoes, in a
“The Island Club has been very, very gen- to linger at the shelters. Attendees will get the sherry wine sauce white wine lemon herb sauce
erous to us and we’ll have animals out before chance to pay the adoption fees in advance Eggplant
the event,” Lander said. for others, so folks will have added incentive Rollatini Chicken Lasagna
to take them home. Parmigiana
“These are the kinds of events where we Two pieces of eggplant, stuffed Handmade pasta sheets layered
can bring those animals and talk about those “We’ve found lots of great homes for plain with Ricotta, topped with melted Breaded chicken cutlet topped with Sunday meat sauce and
animals.” dogs, older ones or not-so-pretty ones,” Mozzarella in a San Marzano with melted Mozzarella cheese in Mozzarella Cheese.
Landers said. tomato sauce a San Marzano tomato sauce
Paws in Paradise is all about heading to Rigatoni Bolognese
the South Pacific. But, the Fur Ball is also for just having fun Spaghetti Chicken
and winning things. and Meatballs Francese Veal, Pork, and Beef with san
“The theme of the evening is your best marzano tomato sauce tossed
version of Hawaiian casual,” Landers said. An auction during dinner will include Home-made meatballs tossed Egg-battered chicken, finished in with rigatoni pasta and ricotta
some items that have had brushes with fame. with spaghetti in a San a white wine lemon herb sauce
The Fur Ball is the kickoff for the society’s For example, a guitar Tom Petty signed. There Marzano tomato sauce Spaghetti
fundraising to build more room at its Port St. will also be sheet music signed by members Pork Chop and Shrimp
Lucie shelter at 8890 Glades Cut Off Road — of The Eagles. Wild Marinara
the Lend a Paw campaign. Mushroom 10oz center cut chop, breaded
The fun and winning will continue after Risotto and topped with a Marsala Demi Four piece jumbo shrimp,
“On our Port St. Lucie shelter, that was dinner. “Then we have Vegas-style gaming at glace sauce sautéed in a tomato basil sauce
originally meant to be four or five phases,” the Waikiki Casino,” Landers said. “It’s a big Arborio rice, tossed with
Landers said. “We’ve completed the first element of the evening. These are standard Cremini, Shitake, and Portobello Chicken Beggars Purse
phase.” Vegas-style games.” mushrooms, with Asiago cheese Marsala
and white truffle oil Eight piece pasta, filled with
The society’s other animal shelter is at 100 Including professional-size craps tables Thinly-pounded chicken, sau- pear and goat cheese in a white
Savannah Road in Fort Pierce. The society and poker games. “People are playing for téed in a sweet Marsala and truffle cream sauce
helps find homes for about 5,000 animals a great prizes,” Landers said.
Tickets are $100.
Landers said that as the society expands
the Port St. Lucie facility, it’s going to have More about the Fur Ball and tickets are at
features based on increased awareness of an- www.hsslc.org. Additionally, folks can call
imals’ needs. “Animal housing has evolved, Kristina at 772-672-8238, or Sandi at 772-
just like zoos have,” she said. 466-9338.
For example, Landers said increasingly
cats are given leg room at adoption shelters.
It turns out that although cats are not pack
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know?” er-Rauw, decided to do something to help “Yes, it is, isn’t it,” she agreed. “Oh, well,
Bama Maxwell (as in Alabama) is a pret- us Potcakes, so around 2004, she started a
ty lady Potcake from the Turks and Caicos, “Well, first off, what’s a Pot- pooch rescue CHAIRuddy, Potcake Place, full disclosure, I’m only the Queen when
which is a buncha islands in the Cuh- cake?” in Providenciales, Turks an Caicos. It’s run Mommy’s away. When she’s home, she’s
RIBBEE-un. We met on a (pooch-frenly) by all volunteers who gather us up an find The Queen an I’m The Princess.”
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Bama’s most comf-tubble, cuz of being pooches from the Bahamas an get all spiffed up an healthy; a nice vet “So, is it OK to call you just Bama?
born onna beach an livin’ there her whole, Turks an Caicos. I myself was checks us out Sniffer-to-Tail; they make How’d you get that name, anyway?”
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in’ around, tryin’ to figure out Procedure, of course. The volunteers fos- me. My full name is Alabama Tuscaloosa
Bama was runnin’ around in the liddle what happened, lookin’ for my ter us, an tourists come visit us at Potcake Roll Tide Maxwell, but everybody calls
park by the duneline smellin’ the smells, pooch family, and tryin’ to find food and Place, and maybe adopt us. There’s even me Bama, thank Lassie. As you probly
when me an my assistant arrived, and she water. Sometimes, humans give us what’s a travel ad that says, ‘Travel To Turks and guessed, Daddy is a HUGE Alabama foot-
trotted right up for the Wag-and-Sniff. left of their food, caked on the bottom of Caicos For Beaches, Snorkeling – and Pup- ball fan. HUGE. He ackshully went to the
She’s a long-leggedy, middle-size pooch, their cooking pots. So – potcakes. pies.’” same school as the football guys. He says
slim, with a short honey-colored coat it’s his Almuh MUTTer. I think it’s some-
and long darker-colored sniffer. An black “After years an years, we’re thought of “Pawsome Dog Biscuits!” I exclaimed. thing about dogs. I’m a total Daddy’s Girl,
eye-liner. Made her look real exotic. It’s as a sorta unofficial breed, mostly a mix- “I KNOW!” Bama said. “See, Potcake Bonz, but, during The Football Season,
called Smokey Eye. (Hey, I keep up with ture of German Shepherd, Labrador an Place is near a popular beach, so, when Daddy’s always yellin’ ‘GO, BAMA!’ and
the Trends.) Foxhound. We get along with everybody, humans come for a va-CA-shun, there we honestly, I don’t know whether I’m comin’
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body’d adopt us.” for a beach walk. By then, we’re all ready
for a new life. If a visitor wants to adopt “When I’m in the islands helpin’ Mom-
“Woof! Great story! But that sounds like one of us, Potcake Place helps with the my work, I always HAFTA to be right
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is, since you can’t just stuff a puppy inna an stare at her bubbles, so I know she’s
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TAKE THE LOW ROAD TO AVOID LOSERS 32
By Phillip Adler - Bridge Columnist 72
Randy K. Milholland, a web comic author, wrote, “Friendship is being there when J 10 6 5
someone’s feeling low and not being afraid to kick them.”
I hope that Milholland picks the right friend to kick; for some, that would be a bad idea.
The psychology of the individual is an interesting subject. WEST EAST
North knew not to say anything at the end of this deal. What should South have done in 10 5 —
four spades after West led the club ace? K83
North’s three-club rebid was a double negative, showing some 0-4 points. Three hearts,
a new suit, was forcing for one round. South could have passed out three spades but AQ94
could see 10 potential winners in his own hand: seven spades and three hearts.
Q 10 7 2
This deal would trip up almost everyone — and to be honest, 90.4 percent of the time
the spades will not be 4-0. SOUTH
The original declarer ruffed the club ace, cashed his spade ace, then took his two A K Q 10 8 6 5
top hearts and led another heart. However, West ruffed in and shifted to a diamond.
East won with his ace and returned a heart. West ruffed that as well, then cashed the AKQ4
diamond king for down one.
Later, North pointed out that it was right to discard a diamond at trick one. (Yes, at
double dummy, South could have survived by leading a diamond at trick three, but —
if hearts were 4-3 and West had only two diamonds, that would not have worked.)
Assuming West continues with the club king, South pitches his other diamond. Then Dealer: South; Vulnerable: East-West
East can never get on lead for a trump promotion.
SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
2 Clubs Pass 2 Diamonds Pass
2 Spades Pass 3 Clubs Pass LEAD:
3 Hearts Pass 3 Spades Pass A Clubs
4 Spades Pass Pass Pass
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