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VISIONARY WITH DEEP POCKETS NEEDED FOR CITY CENTER High-tech tower
helps retail giant
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent bankrupt. She paid $500,000 and was sup- PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN with online orders
posed to also pay backlogged special as-
For sale – 22 parcels of un- sessments. to build a $380 million mixed-use facility BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer
fulfilled hopes. that would fulfill a vision the city had when [email protected]
Four years ago, Zhong weaved a story it took out about $25 million in bonds to
“We’ve been hamstrung by the city wanted to hear – she was going build infrastructure for the City Center. What is a brick-and-mortar
the (Securities and Exchange business to do in this ever-increas-
Commission’s) investigation,” CONTINUED ON PAGE A4 ing tech-driven world? For the St.
Mayor Greg Oravec said. Lucie West Walmart, the solution
“There was really nothing for seems to be a 16-foot “vending
us to do. We just had to stand machine” stocked with customers’
by.” online orders.
But what can be seen as a “Walmart is always investing in
final remnant of Port St. Luc- technology,” store manager Kyle
ie’s Great Recession woes is Hughes said. The tower will in-
for sale. Last week Toronto’s crease speed and convenience for
Avison Young said it had been customers to pick up orders they
chosen by a court-appointed placed online. Once the order is
receiver to sell about 20 acres scanned, items are retrieved in a
at City Center along U.S. 1 and matter of 14 seconds.
Hughes said the tower – only the
The properties have been tied up by second one in Florida to launch,
federal actions against Lily Zhong, a New after Naples – was in the store for
Zealand developer who purchased the about a month prior to launch and
land in 2013 when the former owner went took a week to build. During the
process, he heard comments from
Hurricane put the squeeze Church’s pumpkin pitch! customers asking if it were a trans-
on region’s citrus industry porter or some other high-tech
BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA | Staff Writer CONTINUED ON PAGE A6
Hurricane Irma, which blasted through citrus groves PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN City meets goals in
across the state, ripping trees apart and leaving young fruit final $510M budget
in sodden heaps on the ground, dealt already struggling Brooke Green and Animesh Saha, both 14 and members of the Lincoln Park
Treasure Coast orange and grapefruit growers a devastat- Academy Key Club, unload pumpkins for the fall season at the First United BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer
ing blow, destroying 30 percent to 50 percent of the crop. Methodist Church in Port St. Lucie. The money raised from the pumpkin [email protected]
sales is used to send youths on mission trips next summer.
“Once fruit touches Port St. Lucie’s budget staff was
the ground, it can’t be given three goals when crafting
salvaged,” said Indian this coming year’s budget – lower
River Citrus League the tax rate, pay down debt, and
Executive Director maintain the city’s level of service.
Doug Bournique, so
all the wind-stripped Mission accomplished.
grapefruits and orang- However, despite the lowering
es are compost. More of the property tax rate, residents
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RETURN OF ‘RIVER NIGHTS’
MAXIMIZES FUN QUOTIENT
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent project involves extending
River Nights is back, just a bit south of where it was. the city’s boardwalk on the
“It’s a very intimate, very quaint, nice night on the riv-
er,” Jolien Caraballo, city council member, said. St. Lucie River’s North Fork
The event will be on Thursday, Oct. 12, at 2401 SE
Westmorland Blvd., where the city will soon build a new southward from Veterans
riverfront park. It’ll be 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Reggae
band Rainfall will set the tone as folks mingle with food Park at Rivergate – 220 SE
and drinks they can purchase.
“This is a good adults’ night event,” Caraballo said. Veterans Memorial Parkway.
She emphasized, however, that families are wel-
comed. But, you know, parents like to find time for The extension is slated to Jolien Caraballo.
Eventgoers will also have a chance to name the new start next fall.
park, said the city’s spokeswoman, Sarah Prohaska. The
city recently took suggestions for naming the future The city built the current 2,000 or so feet of boardwalk
“We had more than 500 suggestions and we’re in the north of the Port St. Lucie Boulevard bridge about 15
process of narrowing it down to 10,” she said. “Once we
get the 10, then people can vote on those 10 names.” years ago.
The top five picks will go to the City Council to choose
from. Folks at River Nights will help pick the ones that go River Nights started in 2013. It has been a bimonthly
to the council later.
“We’ll have surveys and ways for people to vote on to fall-to-spring event at Veterans Park. Caraballo, with a
name it there,” Prohaska added.
Those who miss River Nights can watch the city’s nod from fellow council members, is working with city
website for opportunities to select the names they like
from the narrowed suggestion list. staff to make it a monthly event from October to April.
The future park is part of the Riverwalk Boardwalk Ex-
tension Project the council moved forward in 2014. That “That creates a consistency for people who want to
attend events,” she explained.
River Nights will be on the second Thursday of the
month until April.
In addition to food and beverages, and along with
the live music that Caraballo said is kept at an ambient
volume, city staff have set up pleasant surprises at River
“The activities change – sometimes they do new
PSL KIDS GO ON STRIKE! things,” the councilwoman said.
The future park is located just north of the Port St.
Lucie Botanical Gardens on Westmoreland.
Manatee Academy fourth-grade student Miley Eldridge rolls for 10 pins as mom
Ashley watches during the annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake at SuperPlay USA in St. More about the Riverwalk Boardwalk Extension Proj-
ect is at www.cityofpsl.com/cra.
Lucie West. The event benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters. PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN
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Titans on top in battle of rivals
Robert Russakis of Fort Pierce Central High School, far right, breaks through
the Treasure Coast High School defense for a first down during the cross-coun-
ty matchup last Friday at South County Stadium in St. Lucie West. The Central
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PHOTOS: MITCH KLOORFAIN
CITY CENTER ON SALE Before and while the investigation and ager, Russ Blackburn, said it’s likely any or said. “It puts the property upside down
settlement were going on, the properties prospective buyers will want to get some (in value).”
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 racked up about $25 million in back tax- of that debt excused.
es and special assessments for the infra- City Center properties have four own-
The city is still paying off those bonds structure the city built with bonds. “There’s such a high special assessment ers, including the City of Port St. Lucie.
with a special assessment district it creat- bill, for some of these properties to go The Port St. Lucie Civic Center is part of
ed to get the vision moving. Now the properties could sell as a lot, or back into the market, they’ll probably ask City Center. Bonds for building the infra-
individually. Oravec said he hopes that Avi- the city for some to be forgiven,” he said. structure were issued in 2006. They were
The Zhong properties make up about son Young finds a buyer who’ll take the lot. refinanced earlier this year.
half of the 40 acres in the City Center’s The special assessment fees are about
special assessment district. “Someone that has the money and ex- $18 million of the $25 million. When pro- The city doesn’t have cash into any pri-
perience to achieve the original vision of spective buyers show up with specific vate-use buildings at City Center as it did
The SEC, however, said Zhong was a mixed-use development,” Oravec said. development proposals, along with any with Tradition Studios and the Vaccine
weaving a scam to get foreign investors “That’s the ideal. There’s ideal and then requests for the city to reduce the as- & Gene Institute of Florida laboratories,
to pay for her to have a lavish lifestyle. there’s great and good.” sessments, the City Council will have to which is also in Tradition. The city sold
Zhong and the SEC settled the case last consider them. Oravec said he’ll give any Tradition Studios to Christ Fellowship for
year. She was facing several counts of vi- In other words, if several buyers come proposals to nix some of the debt a good $13 million after its original occupant,
olating the Securities and Exchange Act. forward to buy the parcels separately, the listen. Digital Domain, went bankrupt. The city
She accepted what amounts to probation mayor won’t complain. is attempting to sell the former VGTI fa-
and surrendered assets, including the “I think, especially for the right de- cility under the name Florida Center for
Port St. Lucie properties. But, there remain the bonds for the in- velopment concept, some of what’s out- Bio-Sciences.
frastructure the city is paying for, along standing – I think it’s too heavy,” the may-
with back property taxes. The city man-
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WALMART RE-OPENING CITRUS INDUSTRY
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1
piece of equipment that would be at home fruit will be lost in a second drop, he said,
withering due to twisting stress that dam-
in “2001: A Space Odyssey.” aged tender stems as high winds whipped
though the groves.
Nearly three-quarters of the items
Florida University Extension Agent
Walmart has in stock in the general mer- Gene McAvoy said Irma was “probably
the worst hurricane that we’ve ever seen”
chandise section will fit in the tower, Hughes in terms of damage to citrus groves. His
assessment was backed up by Florida Ag-
said. Sadly, large screen TVs are just too large. riculture Commissioner Adam Putnam,
who called the scope of damage “unprec-
The overall trend when a new technology edented,” after a post-storm aerial tour of
comes in seems to be a loss of jobs. Not so
Bournique said the storm hit at the
at the St. Lucie West Walmart, Hughes said. worst possible time, destroying the banner
crop area growers anticipated would get
The store is hiring the industry out of the red for the first time
since greening brought it to its knees over
more associates to a decade ago.
help stock the tow- Greening is a bacterial plant disease that
weakens citrus trees, leading to lower fruit
er with customers’ production, and eventually kills them.
Since it hit the state in 2005, Florida’s citrus
orders. In this way, production has dropped by more than 70
percent. But it is still big business in these
the technology is parts.
providing more cus- Walmart managers and employees cut the ribbon marking the store’s grand re-opening last Friday. PHOTOS: MITCH KLOORFAIN The Indian River Citrus District is a nar-
row strip of land that lies between Dayto-
tomer efficiency and na and West Palm Beach that is home to
21 packinghouses, scores of gift fruit ship-
convenience – and other step to digitize the big box store. Expanded selection of German foods. pers, several big citrus sales agencies, and
more jobs. Over the weekend, the St. Lucie West Industrial and power tools added to as-
To use the tow- Walmart Supercenter celebrated the Tower sortment in hardware.
er, customers place and the end to its extensive renovations with Remodeled women’s and intimate ap-
their order online at a grand re-opening. parel departments.
Walmart.com and select the Pickup option Among the changes made were an in- Refreshed bakery sales floor with new
at checkout. When the order notice arrives crease to 22 self-checkout stations from the tables and fixtures.
at the store, an associate loads it into the original eight, and an overhaul of the elec- Hughes said the St. Lucie West store was
Pickup Tower and the customer retrieves tronics department providing interactive selected for the new tower and overhaul in
by scanning a bar code sent to their smart- displays allowing customers to test drive part because it is an “academy” store – a
phone. If the item is too large, the tower will laptops, tablets and mobile phones. training facility for associates who work in
notify the customer that an associate is on Other improvements include: one of two markets. Those markets include
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IN LOVING MEMORY
ELEANOR M. GORINSTEIN, 86 College and her Masters of Education degree Treasure Coast Hospice
St. Lucie West from SUNY Stonybrook. A dedicated and Has Grown to Become
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Ellie was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, but Ferreira; her children, Jeffrey, David and Car-
lived in Florida for most of her adult life. oline, and daughters-in-law, Amy and Aki; palliative care, pediatric care and grief support, to
her sister, April Green; and two nieces, Jen- better meet the needs of our community.
She worked as a legal secretary for a law nifer and Abby; Arthur’s daughters, Kristen
firm in Miami Beach until her marriage to and Lauren; six grandchildren; numerous Licensed since 1982.
her husband, Joseph Gorinstein. cousins; and many heartbroken friends.
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during World War II. passed away surrounded by his loving fami-
ly on Friday, Sept. 29, at Treasure Coast Hos-
Ellie is survived by her son, Jerome Isra- pice in Ft. Pierce. Dennis was born in Balti-
el, and his wife, Tina; and grandsons Jeffrey more, Md.
(fiancé Andrea Furedy) and Philip Israel.
She is also survived by one great-grandson, Prior to retirement, he worked 25 years in
Landon Israel. the timeshare industry for Daytona Beach
Regency by the Diamond Resort.
JOYSE R. TRESPEL
St. Lucie West He was preceded in death by his brother,
Harry Hinkle. Survivors include his life part-
Joyse R. Trespel of St. Lucie West in Port ner of 17 years, Laureen Danese; a daughter,
Saint Lucie passed away surrounded by Courtney Warren; a son, Brandon Hinkle;
friends and family on Sept. 18, after a brief stepsons Sam Frankel and Gregory Danese;
but courageous battle with lymphoma. stepdaughter Dani Danese; a sister, Candace
Chandler; and two grandchildren.
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can expect to see a larger tax bill from the
city. That’s due to an average 11 percent in-
crease in property values.
The City Council held numerous meet-
ings, including two retreats, a workshop
and two public hearings prior to finalizing
the $510 million budget and tax rate.
“This reduces the millage (property tax)
rate,” said Mayor Gregory Oravec at Mon-
day night’s public hearing. “We continue to
pay down debt.”
He said the bud-
get allows the city
to set aside more
funds to keep up
the trend of pay-
ing off debt, as well
as ensures the city
has the resources
Mayor to remain the safest
Gregory large city in Florida.
happen by itself,” Count our blessings
City Manager Russ Blackburn said of Maryanne Kehlenbach, pastor of the Living Faith Church in Tradition, offers a blessing to Sanibel,
achieving the council’s goals. He gave a the golden retriever belonging to the Kehres family – Kris, Amelia, 6, Noah, 8, and Katie – during
the blessing of the pets on Saturday. PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN
nod to the budget department’s staff and
the various department heads who helped
in the process. that he’s already anticipating the Winter voter approved Crosstown Parkway debt ing two police officers, increasing the an-
Retreat at the end of the year to see just millage of 1.2193. The aggregate millage is nual stormwater fee by $5, and increasing
“The better economy helped to address” how much more the staff can get done. 6.4000. water and sewer rates by 1.5 percent. A
round of golf at the city golf course will in-
some of the challenges the city has faced, The final millage rate is 5.1807 – or $5.18 The budget calls for hiring 27 new crease by $1.
per $1,000 tax assessed value – plus the full-time-equivalent employees, includ-
Looking ahead, Oravec told Blackburn
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE A8 passed out, the boy asleep, and the tub
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B-3’s a charm: Vitamin may prevent miscarriages
BY MARIA CANFIELD | Correspondent available as a dietary supplement. She says the inflamed skin caused by the defi-
Professor Dunwoodie and her colleagues suggest ciency, along with the effects of the sun, caused
In a 12-year study published in the prestigious farmers to have red necks, which is where the
New England Journal of Medicine, researchers from that a sustained intake of a B-3 supplement can help now derogatory term “redneck” originated.
Australia report that many miscarriages and birth prevent miscarriages and birth defects such as spi-
defects could be prevented by a simple substance na bifida and other malformations of the vertebrae, Professor Robert Graham, executive direc-
we are all familiar with: vitamin B-3. cleft palate, and some heart and kidney defects. tor of the Victor Chang Institute, says “just like
we now use folic acid to prevent spina bifida,
Lead researcher Sally Dunwoodie, from the Vic- The significance of the finding is amplified be- Professor Dunwoodie’s research suggests that
tor Chang Cardiac Research Institute in cause other studies have shown that a signif- it is probably best for women to start taking
Sydney, Australia, says “the ramifications vitamin B-3 very early on, even before they
are likely to be huge. This has the poten- icant percentage of expectant mothers become pregnant. This will change the way preg-
tial to significantly reduce the number of have a vitamin B-3 deficiency during the nant women are cared for around the
miscarriages and birth defects around first trimester of their pregnancy, a partic- world.”
the world, and I do not use those words
lightly.” ularly important time for the baby’s or- At the same time, the re-
gan development. searchers urge expectant
Laurie Beebe, a registered and li- mothers to consult with
censed Treasure Coast dietitian, is in- The latest information from the U.S. their doctors about tak-
trigued by the study, though she said National Institutes of Health is that the ing B-3 supplements,
more studies are needed to back up the general population should intake 14 mil- as it is not clear what
findings. ligrams of niacin per day. Laurie Beebe exact doses are opti-
says that most research suggests the av- mal for preventing
The study traced the cause of certain erage American diet meets those require- miscarriage and
types of birth defects to a deficiency in ments, but agrees an adequate intake of birth defects.
a molecule called nicotinamide adenine niacin should be a special focus in preg-
dinucleotide (NAD). NAD plays a key role in nancy, as the requirement for pregnant Laurie Beebe’s Laurie Beebe.
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repairing DNA when needed. In addition to possible problems in pregnancy, a found at my- PHOTOS: DENISE RITCHIE
deficiency in niacin can cause a disease called pel- coachlaurie.
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unhealthy diet. A key element in the production of esting side note, Beebe said that niacin deficiencies 616-7704.
NAD is niacin, more commonly called vitamin B-3. used to be common in the south, as corn – which
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8071 Kiawah Trace in Pinehurst at PGA Village: 4-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom, 3,049-square-foot pool home
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Elegance and livability in
PGA’s Pinehurst section
SENIOR LIVING BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Correspondent has a small wading area. Lush landscaping
[email protected] beyond the pool provides privacy.
A house can have the “Wow” factor and Back inside, adjacent to the great room,
still be understated and elegant. That’s the is the kitchen, a generous 13-by-14. It has
case with 8071 Kiawah Trace in the Pine- granite countertops, custom cherry cabi-
hurst section of PGA Village. The house has nets, stainless-steel appliances, an island
so many upgrades and high-end features with additional storage space, double ov-
that it feels like a special home, indeed. It’s ens, a designer exhaust hood, rolling pull-
not just the 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths. It’s out drawers and a large walk-in pantry. It’s
the totality of the quality in every room. perfect for entertaining or for a family, as
the great room and pool area can be seen
The house has an oversized side-wall ga- from the kitchen. You can remain in the
rage with added drive space for turning and kitchen and keep a watchful eye on kids
parking. Inside, the entryway has ceramic tile or grandkids or a conversation going with
flooring with a decorative inlay. To the left is a
Begin your Brennity at Tradition carefree lifestyle formal dining room, 11 feet by 14 feet, with a guests. There are two bedrooms on this
in one of our spacious cottage homes and enjoy the coffered ceiling, crown molding and chair rail. side, one 13-by-11 and the other 13-by-12.
bonus of new friends, organized activities, outings, health The floor is Brazilian cherry. Don Baetzold, Each has a large closet and ensuite bath.
and wellness classes, transportation, and chef-prepared agent for Lang Realty, said the special wood
meals all within our beautiful pet-friendly community. used in the house came from the previous To the right of the entryway is a powder
Golf and tennis membership included. owner, who was in the wood and fixtures busi- room and then the master suite. The master
ness. He put in many of the special touches bath has double vanities, a soaker tub and
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Straight ahead from the entryway is a There are huge his-and-hers California-style
772-345-2700 foyer that leads to the great room, a spec- closets, and then the master bedroom, 18-
tacular 27-by-22. It, too, has the cherry by-14, overlooking the lanai and pool. In this
BrennityTradition.com flooring. Double slider doors open onto a area of the house, as in others, there are archi-
covered lanai with a pecky cypress wood tectural features such as coffered ceilings and
10685 SW Stony Creek Way, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987 ceiling and a summer kitchen. There is a arches that add to the elegance of the home.
screened-in porch with a heated pool that
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FEATURES FOR 8071 KIAWAH TRACE AFFORDABLE
Neighborhood: Pinehurst at PGA Village
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Square footage: 3,049 • Total square footage: 5,368 Over 25 Years In Business!
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Community amenities: basketball, clubhouse, exercise room,
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Listing brokerage: Lang Realty
Listing agent: Donald and Lisa Baetzold, 772-618-0026
Listing price: $510,000
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TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES
TOP SALES OF THE WEEK
Activity picked up on the regional real estate market in the last full week of September, as 16 single-fam-
ily residences and lots sold from Sept. 25-29 (some shown below).
The top sale of the week in Port St. Lucie was the home at 11741 SW Rossano Lane. First listed in July for
$449,000, this 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom, 2,838-square-foot house fetched $445,000 on Sept. 29.
The week’s next-best sale was the residence at 10689 SW Visconti Way. Originally listed last December
for $479,000, the 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 2,326-square-foot abode sold for $412,000 on Sept. 28.
SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND LOTS SELLING
TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD $445,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11741 SW ROSSANO LANE 7/13/2017 $449,000 9/29/2017 $410,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 10689 SW VISCONTI WAY 12/1/2016 $479,000 9/28/2017 $335,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 802 SW MARSH HARBOR BAY 1/30/2017 $449,900 9/25/2017 $305,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 1165 SW BENT PINE COVE 5/24/2017 $369,888 9/28/2017 $281,500
PORT SAINT LUCIE 12130 SW RUNNING OAK COURT 8/11/2017 $312,500 9/27/2017 $260,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 706 SW GREAT EXUMA COVE 8/4/2017 $289,900 9/26/2017 $237,500
PORT SAINT LUCIE 12124 SW KEATING DRIVE 6/8/2017 $264,900 9/26/2017 $229,900
PORT SAINT LUCIE 7334 MARSH TERRACE 4/24/2017 $249,900 9/25/2017 $216,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 870 NW LEONARDO CIRCLE 7/17/2017 $229,900 9/29/2017 $205,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 10264 SW REGGIANI ROAD 11/11/2016 $227,500 9/27/2017 $196,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 486 SW TALQUIN LANE 6/18/2017 $224,900 9/27/2017 $185,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 5218 NW WEST PIPER CIRCLE 7/12/2017 $199,900 9/25/2017
PORT SAINT LUCIE 9648 SW FLOWERMOUND CIRCLE 7/3/2017 $194,900 9/26/2017
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HERE ARE SOME OF THE TOP RECENT TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES
10689 SW Visconti Way, Port Saint Lucie 802 SW Marsh Harbor Bay, Port Saint Lucie
Listing Date: 12/1/2016 Listing Date: 1/30/2017
Original Price: $479,000 Original Price: $449,900
Sold: 9/28/2017 Sold: 9/25/2017
Selling Price: $412,000 Selling Price: $410,000
Listing Agent: Melinda Cann Listing Agent: George Matter
Selling Agent: Cann Realty Selling Agent: Keller Williams Realty
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1165 SW Bent Pine Cove, Port Saint Lucie 12130 SW Running Oak Court, Port Saint Lucie
Listing Date: 5/24/2017 Listing Date: 8/11/2017
Original Price: $369,888 Original Price: $312,500
Sold: 9/28/2017 Sold: 9/27/2017
Selling Price: $335,000 Selling Price: $305,000
Listing Agent: William Eggeling Listing Agent: Dina Marlies McNeill
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Coming Up! CALL OF THE ‘WILD’
A ‘NORMA’ NIGHT PHOTOS: GORDON RADFORD
AT THE OPERA AT
2 AREA THEATRES Exhibit of Sendak artwork will delight young and old
BY SAMANTHA BAITA | Staff Writer BY ELLEN FISCHER | Columnist bition” bounded into the museum’s Holmes famous creation, “Where the Wild Things
Gallery with a public rumpus – er, reception Are,” has sold over 20 million copies in a Ba-
1 Opera lovers, wait no lon- “There should be a place where only the – last Friday, and won’t be dislodged until af- bel of languages since its publication, and
ger: The Live from Lincoln things you want to happen, happen,” wrote ter the New Year. although the current exhibition presents a
Center opera season opens this author and illustrator Maurice Sendak. selection of artworks from throughout Sen-
Saturday at the Regal Theatre From now through Dec. 31, that magical Sendak died five years ago at 83, but his dak’s career, “Wild Things” is its drawing
in the Treasure Coast Mall and place can be found inside the Vero Beach wit and wisdom live on in the books that card.
Wednesday at AMC Port St. Luc- Museum of Art. “50 Works, 50 Years, 50 Rea- made him a household name, at least in
ie, with Bellini’s masterpiece sons – Maurice Sendak: The Memorial Exhi- homes where children are found. His most CONTINUED ON PAGE B4
“Norma,” widely regarded as a
leading example of the bel canto
genre. Soprano Sondra Radva-
novsky, one of opera’s most ac-
claimed Normas, received crit-
ical accolades for her opening
night performance, which Wash-
ington Post critic Anne Midgette
said “offered some magnificent
singing in a deeply felt perfor-
mance that conveyed emotion
in the best, which is to say gen-
uine, sense.” And the Huffington
Post declared, “Ponselle, Mila-
nov, Sutherland, Callas … after
last night, Radvanovsky can add
her name to the list.” The story
is set in ancient Gaul, under Ro-
man occupation. The Druid high
priestess Norma has fallen in
love with a Roman official, Polli-
one, with whom she has secretly
borne two children. Norma is
also the daughter of the Druids’
CONTINUED ON PAGE B5
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The legend of ‘Hank Williams,’ played out on Riverside stage
BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer The Riverside Theatre will open its the classic sickly child,” he said. “He David Lutken will
[email protected] 2017-2018 season with the musical grew up right during the Depression in co-direct the upcoming
“Hank Williams: Lost Highway” Oct. a hard-hit part of the country. He had
Hank Williams was a country music 24-Nov. 12. David and Sherry Lutken an obstacle-filled early life. He dropped production of “Hank
legend, and many consider him the will be co-directing the show, and Da- out of school at 15 to pursue his music. Williams: Lonesome
genre’s first superstar. He grew up in vid Lutken spoke by phone from New His mother realized he was a good sing-
Alabama poor and with spinal bifida, York about the man and his music. er and bought him a guitar as a kid. She Highway.”
and spent a lot of time alone. Music was his manager and booking agent
became his solace, supported by his Lutken said that Allen Cornell, pro- rolled into one for a lot of his life.” PHOTO COURTESY OF THE RIVERSIDE THEATRE
mother, Lillie, who bought her son his ducing artistic director at the Riverside,
first guitar. called him about directing the show. Lutken said it was difficult to tell the
story without talking about Williams’
By the time Hank Williams was 13, “I’ve been doing this kind of show for use of drugs and alcohol.
he made his radio debut and began 30 years,” he said. “I do all kinds of mu-
entering talent shows with his band, sical theater, especially musical the- “The problem of alcoholism is there
Hank Williams and his Drifting Cow- ater with string bands. I’ve acted and in the script, but less so the drug de-
boys. In the 1940s, when he was only directed and for the last 10-12 years, pendency,” Lutken said. “He became
20, he was noticed by music executives Sherry has co-directed. We’ve worked dependent on painkillers to wake up
in Nashville, and in 1946, he received a with Allen many times and when he and then to put him to sleep at the right
recording contract. He became a reg- got the opportunity to do this show, he times. He got in an unfortunate rhythm
ular on the program, “Louisiana Hay- thought of us.” of sleeping pills, compounded by the
ride,” and when his song “Lovesick pain from the spina bifida.”
Blues” became a hit, he was invited to Lutken said the show would tell Wil-
perform at the Grand Ole Opry. Star- liams’ story through narration from the The story centers around Williams’
dom followed and he had hit after hit, characters, but it will be the music that life from “Louisiana Hayride” through
including “Hey, Good Lookin,’” “Your really tells the story. his superstardom.
Cheatin’ Heart” and “Cold, Cold Heart.”
“Hank Williams really was embod- “It is a musical about the brief and
Williams had become dependent on ied by the songs he wrote,” he said. very heavy chapter in the life of Amer-
alcohol and morphine, which he took “To know about his songs is to know ica’s greatest country music star,” Lut-
for his back pain, and he died in the him and to know about him, know his ken said. “It goes back to some of his
back of his car on the way to a concert. songs.” roots, but his entire career was over 15
He was 29. years and the important part of that
Lutken said Williams’ childhood
shaped him in several ways. “He was CONTINUED ON PAGE B7
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SENDAK EXHIBITION um in Santa Ana, Calif. Since that time the Snicket”) and Gregory Maguire (“Wicked”), mounted an exhibition in
exhibition has been displayed at 22 public and fellow award-winning artist/authors cooperation with Sendak
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 institutions, including 15 public libraries. Eric Carle (The Very Hungry Caterpillar) to sell his original illustra-
After the show in Vero Beach, it will travel and Art Spiegelman (“Maus”). tions. The poster for that
The “50 Works” of the title signifies the to at least five more venues, ending up in show, “Sendak in SoHo,” is
number of objects in the exhibition, most Mobile, Ala., in the spring of 2019. The exhibition was organized by Opar, part of the current exhibi-
of which have to do with Sendak’s master- Inc., a New York-based traveling exhibition tion.
piece. On display are original drawings for “50 Reasons” represents the quotes by and stage show company founded by for-
“Where the Wild Things Are,” as well as set Sendak’s friends, colleagues and admirers mer San Diego Art Museum director Steven Maurice Sendak: The
and costume designs for an opera, cellu- that accompany the exhibition, one for Brezzo. Nick Leone and Heidi Leigh, own- Memorial Exhibition was
loids from a 1975 animated short, and con- each object. In addition to the pervasive ers of a New York City art gallery that spe- inspired by a retrospective
cept drawings for the 2009 movie, all based Oprah Winfrey, celebrities quoted include cializes in illustration art, curated the exhi- show of the artist’s work at
on the book. Spin-offs from the book’s suc- Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, bition. But the gallerists’ association with AFA Gallery that opened lit-
cess include limited-edition lithographs actors Tom Hanks and Whoopee Goldberg, Sendak goes back a ways. In 2009 their AFA tle more than a month after
and a cast bronze sculpture. These, too, authors Daniel Handler (aka “Lemony Gallery (then known as Animazing Gallery) Sendak’s death on the eve
are based on the book’s rambunctious pro- of what would have been
tagonist, Max, and his adventures with the his 84th birthday: June 9,
monstrous Wild Things who at first try to 2012.
frighten him, then befriend him and finally
crown him their king. Reached at her gallery on
a busy day last week, Heidi
Also on display are artworks from Sen- Leigh said that some works
dak’s own “In the Night Kitchen” and illus- from the 2012 show are on
trations for the “Little Bear” book series display in the present offer-
written by Else Holmelund Minarik. Of ing. These include a drawing executed in
particular interest to budding artists will the late sixties or early seventies that shows
be a series of illustrations of Shakespeare’s Max dancing to the beat of a Wild Thing’s
Macbeth that the shy 16-year-old Sendak drum; and an ink and watercolor self-por-
did in lieu of a book report to pass his high trait with Mickey Mouse. Sendak was not
school English class. only influenced by Disney’s creation; he
and the mouse both entered the world in
“50 Years” refers to the anniversary of 1928.
“Where the Wild Things Are,” which was According to the Vero Beach museum’s
published by Harper & Row in 1963. For new curator, Danielle Johnson, none of
those of you who just did the math, the the original “Wild Thing” compositions
50th anniversary of publication was in included in the show are in the book; they
2013 – which is when this traveling exhi- were done prior to or after it was pub-
bition made its debut at the Bowers Muse- lished. In addition, Johnson estimates that
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inal works and 40 percent published mat- claim all the objects in this room. “Bryce’s It’s pet friendly, too.
ter – posters, limited-edition prints and a Reading Nook” is lettered on the wall next CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1
bronze sculpture from an edition of 63. to the bookshelves, “Robert’s Adventure 3 The Grammy Award-winning har-
Bed” is printed on the bed’s headboard, leader, Oroveso. His followers have gath- monica virtuoso and 1990s rock and
Titled “Max and the Sea Monster,” the and “Queen Katherine’s Tent” appears on ered in the sacred forest to wait for Nor- jam band Blues Traveler front man John
bronze was sculpted by an artisan after the wall next to a play tent in one corner ma, who will signal the start of a planned Popper brings a no-holds-barred evening
one of the illustrations in “Wild Things.” of the room. These and other named items revolt against the Romans. When the Dru- of behind-the-music stories, band ex-
The sculpture commemorates the 2009 re- represent the eight grandchildren of the ids leave, Pollione admits
lease of the Warner Brothers movie based Viner and Smith families that sponsored to the centurion Flavio that ploits, hit songs and favorite
on the book. the room. he’s no longer in love with covers to the Lyric Theatre
Norma, but has fallen in this Monday in “An Evening
Says AFA Gallery owner Heidi Leigh, “It The museum’s Family Programs Manag- love with the young acolyte with John Popper: The Hits.
was the only sculpture based on his art- er, Pam Sommers, says that she based the Adalgisa, one of Norma’s The Stories. The Experience.”
work that was approved by Sendak” for Rumpus Room on the reading nooks that temple virgins. Vulture crit- The son of a Hungarian im-
casting in a limited edition. were created in conjunction with the exhi- ic Justin Davidson praises migrant, Popper and high
bition at some of its previous venues. To her mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDo- school pals Brendan Hill,
The current show, she notes, includes knowledge, however, none of them placed nato, in the role of Adalgisa, Chan Kinchla and Bobby
Sendak artworks from her and other collec- a playroom inside the exhibition gallery, as saying she “sings with exhil- Sheehan formed Blues Trav-
tors’ personal holdings, along with “much” the Vero Beach museum has done. arating physicality, loosing eler in the late 1980s in New
material from Sendak’s estate. vocal lines that spring into York City. Over his stellar
“We want people to be playful and inter- the air like great cats.” “Nor- career, he’s performed with
While the original concept behind the act with the space,” Sommers says. ma” provides a breathtak- such greats as BB King, Eric
memorial exhibition might have been sen- ing, not-to-be-missed evening of opera Clapton, John Mayer and
timent, the idea behind the current one is And what of the art? The relatively small, for lovers of bel canto. Metallica. For his Lyric gig, Popper gives
entertainment. Families with children are framed artworks are hung against mu- the audience a look at his long career, from
the show’s intended audience. ral-sized reproductions of Sendak’s Wild 2 Pleasantly kick-start your first Oc- the formation of Blues Travelers to his solo
Thing illustrations. They tend to be over- tober weekend on the beautiful Fort venture and beyond and, of course, wield-
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are encouraged to lie on) and Max’s book- Fort Pierce Farmer’s Market and Jazz known compositions. Opening for Popper
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for visitors to peruse. Not coincidentally, 10-foot high Wild Things, a Rumpus Room Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society. Collect pop singer/songwriter from L.A. Her 2011
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LAGOON SCIENCE FEST WORTH A FEW ‘YUCKS’
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent 600 N. Indian River, Fort Pierce. Parking will moon and planets, but it will have tele- There’ll be plenty of science to bite down on at the fourth
be available at the city’s downtown parking scopes. annual Indian River Lagoon Science Festival on Oct. 14.
LabYuck says it all. garage. Shuttles will run for the entire event.
Jasmine Fox, marine biology educator at “They’ll be letting people look at the sun,” PHOTO COURTESY OF THE INDIAN RIVER LAGOON SCIENCE FESTIVAL
the Smithsonian Marine Center, Fort Pierce, “We call it a celebration of STEM – science, Fox said. Through special filters, of course.
explained LabYuck will show people how technology, engineering and math,” Fox said. gravity decides the winners and losers –
critters fend off predation. “We draw from organizations throughout “We have an organization called Camelot wasn’t hard enough. “It’s the traditional Jen-
“People can learn about chemical defens- the Treasure Coast and beyond.” Community Care and they’re going to have ga game, but involves math,” Fox said. “You
es,” she said, “through eating jelly beans.” people make slime,” Fox remarked. “They have to solve a math equation before you
The Indian River Lagoon Science Festival Beyond, as in Washington, D.C. have a recipe to follow and they’re bringing
will launch on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 10 a.m. “Our big exhibiter we have this year that ingredients for hundreds of people (to make
It’ll continue to 3 p.m. we’re excited about – the National Geo- slime).” What the folks do with the slime is
“This is our fourth year,” Fox said. graphic Society,” Fox said. up to them.
The festival will be at the recently reno- The society is bringing an interactive
vated Indian River Veterans Memorial Park, map of the solar system. The Treasure Coast The Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie Coun-
Astronomical Society won’t be offering the ty will host Math Jenga, as though regular
Jenga – a block construction game in which
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the field of science,” Fox said. CONTINUED FROM PAGE B2 study on Broadway, He’s done ‘Ring of Fire’
hand with samples of bioluminescence – with us a couple of times.”
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Department will give folks a chance to try have a blast, childless adults won’t have to years. It’s a unique thing to me that so much In an interesting twist, Lutken will play
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chemical shows onstage.” That show will that ended abruptly. His music was head- show,” he said. “We like working together.”
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Long before Florida had theme parks, sport,” she said. in rodeo, period,” he said. on horseback and dismounts at a gallop
sporting events and theaters, it had cows. to wrestle the animal to the ground by his
Lots of cows. Cows and horses. Florida is Dusty Myers is this year’s rodeo clown. He said running and body-leveraging horns. It’s a bit like mixed martial arts on
where America’s ranching tradition was The Mississippi man used to be what ro- strength training, such as pushups and pul- horseback.
born and bred by the Spanish back in the deo people call a “bullfighter.” That’s not lups, are common among cowboys, cow-
1600s, and it remains one of the most im- like the bullfighters in Spain. American girls and bullfighters. When they’re on the In barrel racing, competitors run their
portant cattle states. bullfighters are folks dressed as clowns road for rodeo season, they don’t get the
who attract bulls away from fallen riders. chance to head to gyms. They also usual-
Along with the cattle and horses, the Watching them work is edge-of-your-seat ly don’t have much room to carry training
Spanish introduced their related eques- thrilling. equipment. Still, they have to stay in world-
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modern American rodeo. On Friday and “You get a 2,000-pound bull hit you, it
Saturday, Oct. 13- 14, people will get a taste doesn’t matter where he hits you, it’s going “They have to stay small; you can’t be too
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name before, but I always thought it was an the Lady thought that kinda
ice cream. Embarrassing.) pooch’d be easier to train. I don’t
Peroni trotted right up for the Wag- think they’ve decided whether
and Sniff. “Oh, Mr. Bonzo, I’m so glad you that’s true, just yet, cuzza my Peroni.
could come. We hadda pos-pone cuzza the bein’ a puppy still.”
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hurry-cane. But now I’m all spiffed up and “Since you’re from an Offi-
ready. I’m Peroni Boone an these are my cial Breeder, do you have one
humans: The Lady Who Feeds Me, she’s of those long kennel names nobody ever “That is Totally Cool Kibbles! You look The Man and The Lady pile up a buncha
big palm tree thingys after the hurry-cane.
Beverly. I just call her The Lady. An The uses?” like you have lotsa energy,” I observed. There were, like, zillions of ’em.”
Man, he’s Dan’l.” “Yes! It’s Briar’s Creek Valentine Peroni! “Woof, yes! I get three walks every day, Peroni bounded over to his big napmat
and started tossing it around and chewing
“I’m pleased to meet you all,” I said, For the name of the kennel, and cuzza my an go to the dog park. An me an my Bestie, the corners. “The Lady says this napmat
has a lifetime guarantee: it’s s’pose to be
opening my notebook an making a mental birthday bein’ on Valentine’s Day. And the Ginger, play a lot. (She’s a Nova Scotia munch-proof but …” He grasped the cor-
ner and shook it enthusiastically. “Corners
note to get a slurp-proof cover for it. “I’m Peroni is for an Italian beer humans really Duck Tolling Retriever. Don’t ask me what are The Best!” he said. “’Specially when
The Man an The Lady are away, an I’m in
ready to hear your story.” like.” that means. Ginger doesn’t even know.) the laundry room with my food an water
an toys. There’s just nothin’ like a nice,
EXTENDED GROOMING HOURS! One time she snuck out and ran off. Her chewy corner. Really makes the time go by.
Mom spent hours chasin’ her all over the You wanna share?”
Mon,Tues,Wed, Fri until 6pm, Saturday - until 3pm place an hollerin’, but Ginger thought she
was playin.’ Finally her Mom got Totally “Thanks, but no,” I said. “I’d better just
keep takin’ notes.”
Pooped Out and was scared Ginger’d run
He then grabbed a big blue-and-white
smack into a truck or fall in a hole or get striped canvas bag and tossed it in the
air, dumping the contents onto the floor.
pounced on by a Big Scary Monster. So I “These’re my TOYS! See? An alligator,
ana boomerang, ana fox, ana squeaky
convinced The Lady to let me go get her. I seahorse, an my favorite, a nice, soft towel
from the breeder, which us puppies snug-
found her an explained that she could get gled on. It smells like all my brothers and
in Big Trouble, so she followed me right
“Awww, that is so sweet,” I said.
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of Peroni fearlessly standing up to the
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Lucie County, we also want to remind folks how tremendously helpful and ship cost is tax-deductible, and crowd dancing, so scare up a dance partner
that you don’t have to be a musician or vo- supportive the organization is of if you’re sharing membership as and come Trick or Treat at the Black Box this
calist to love and appreciate music or to be- local charities and organizations a gift, we’ll provide a lovely, gift Halloween. It will be a howling good way to
come a member of this dynamic and active in the community. It’s never a presentation to the recipient to start our weekly Jazz Jams for the 2017-2017
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damaged building. Well, if Wawa in Tra-
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to Forbes’ inaugural Hurricane Irma you would never know.
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Generation Wealth of St. Lucie County, made it a top prior-
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the BMR Wealth Man- Wawa staff were able to coordinate a do-
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that year, Abbott has delicious pretzels for youth and their fami-
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Arizona or Pueblo 113 Very, to Brits of my hearth 97 Day break
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IS IT GUESSWORK OR WITH THE ODDS? NORTH
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Charles Dickens wrote, “Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There’s WEST Q53 EAST
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The bidding was debatable and misleading. West could have made a two-spade weak QJ4
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forcing. Then, he might have jumped to four hearts over three clubs to indicate a
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North’s four no-trump was Roman Key Card Blackwood. South’s reply denied the heart
queen but showed one ace and the heart king, or two aces. North then bid a slam that The Bidding:
could have been off two cashing aces.
SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
However, the auction affected West’s lead. Believing that his partner was aceless, West 1 Hearts Pass 1 Spades Pass
did not select his singleton, which would have defeated the slam. Instead, he led his 2 Clubs Pass 2 Diamonds Pass LEAD:
ace. 3 Clubs Pass 3 Hearts Pass A Spades
4 Clubs Pass 4 NT Pass
To make the slam, South had to avoid two trump losers. If the suit was splitting 3-2, 5 Hearts Pass 6 Hearts All Pass
there was no problem. If it was 5-0, there was no chance. But what about 4-1?
Declarer played a diamond to the king and led a low heart from the board. Here, the
ace appeared. But if declarer’s king had held, he would have returned a low heart to
dummy’s queen. He would have made the slam whenever possible.
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LEARN GOLF FROM GREEN OUTWARD Kevin’s
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Mike Linn, top, throws to first base in front of Am- learning process can be much more thor- tion and wrist cock as you achieve an “L” You will then be ready to move on to more
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