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CITY WILL SEEK Vital ambulance
YOUTH INPUT ON service urgently
PARKS AND REC needs new home
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer OFF AND BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer
[email protected] RUNNING! [email protected]
Who says children should be St. Lucie West Centennial High School’s Antonio Scionti loses his helmet while gaining yardage against Melbourne High School as football The Port St. Lucie Volunteer
seen and not heard? Ambulance Service is hoping for
season kicked off Friday night at South County Stadium. The Centennial Eagles fell to Melbourne, 13-8. PHOTO MITCH KLOORFAIN a pre-Christmas miracle. The or-
For Port St. Lucie parks officials, ganization has until Christmas to
that old adage couldn’t be further Want to be in the know? Attend City University! vacate its current home – leaving
from the truth. them a few months to scout out
In February, Port St. Lucie City Council member BY CHRISTINA TASCON in your home or subdivision and an available, covered property
Over the course of the next 12 [email protected] make you the in-the-know neigh- that, with luck, won’t cost them to
months, city staff will be specifi- Michelle Berger answered questions at a City bor. buy, rent or lease.
cally seeking out the younger res- What better way to familiarize
idents to get their input on recre- University class. PHOTO MITCH KLOORFAIN yourself with Port St. Lucie’s city The six-week course is held Operating with an annual bud-
ation programs and activities. services than to participate in a twice per year and is free to anyone get of roughly $90,000, the vol-
six-week course on its government living or working in Port St. Lucie, unteer service has just three em-
Port St. Lucie plays host to a regulations and procedures in a with a cap of 30 participants; and ployees – two Emergency Medical
wide range of programs – athletic unique program titled City Uni- although it is primarily for adults, Technicians and a dispatcher.
and otherwise – for the younger versity? The course is designed to high school students may attend
set, but still a perception persists teach residents how their govern- with a letter of recommendation One of the EMTs is Jeff Ross,
that there’s just nothing to do. “We ment works, decisions are made, from their teacher. The next se- who also serves as president of
do hear it from time to time,” said programs are funded and what ries will be held on consecutive the agency’s board. He has al-
Assistant Director of Parks and future projects are in the planning Wednesdays beginning Sept. 7 ready overseen one relocation of
Recreation Brad Keen (though he stages. from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. the nearly 40-year-old organiza-
personally disagrees). tion and isn’t relishing the idea of
It may help guide any future Attendees are in for a fun, inter- moving yet again.
To that end, the city has enlisted inquiries when there is an issue
the help of a consultant to conduct CONTINUED ON PAGE A7 “More of my hair has turned sil-
a year-long survey of those ages 13 ver,” Ross said, adding that he just
to 20 to find out exactly what they’d knows that he’s left even more of
like to see in the community. The his black hair on the floor of their
City Council hired Management former home.
Learning Laboratories of Win-
ston-Salem, N.C., with a budget of For more than three decades,
$17,500 to update Port St. Lucie’s the Port St. Lucie Volunteer Am-
decade-old parks and recreation bulance Service operated out of
needs assessment. a storage building behind the St.
Lucie Medical Center. In 2014,
Keen explained that, while the when new management of the
company will be updating the as- hospital took over, the volun-
sessment, it will focus on the city’s teers were told they’d need to va-
youth as a specific component of cate and were given a few scant
that assessment. months to leave.
Young residents will have the Ross said that a space was
opportunity to weigh in on a va- found, at 1514 SE Village Green
riety of topics that measure their Dr., with less than a month to
level of interest in various types of spare, and in August 2014 they
recreational activities – noting why
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VOLUNTEER AMBULANCES Raeann Wallace is one of the original Villafranco & Garcia, pllc
board members and remembers when the
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 first board came up with the idea for the Attorneys and Counselors at Law
ambulance service. Port St. Lucie was a
celebrated the move with a ribbon-cutting different city from what it is today – then, Leonard S. Villafranco, ESQ Francisco J. Garcia, ESQ
ceremony. Ross thought that was the last of it was essentially a retirement community
the moves, but he was wrong. This summer, with an average age of 60. CRIMINAL DEFENSE: DUI • Drug Offenses • Juvenile Charges
the property manager gave the service a
6-month notice to find a new home. “I don’t Retirees flocked to the city from the • Assault/Battery • Misdemeanors/Felonies
want to keep doing this every two years,” North, leaving behind friends and fami-
Ross said. “I don’t have much hair left!” ly who might have otherwise been able to FAMILY LAW: Divorce • Child Support • Custody & Visitation • Alimony
provide necessary transport for medical
Ross said the current home is comfort- visits. • Adoption • Domestic Violence
able enough but really is too big. At 3,000 or
4,000 square feet, it’s “so big elephants can “People went door-to-door” to raise SERIOUS INJURIES: Wrongful Death • Auto Accidents • Slip & Fall
play leap frog,” Ross said. funds for the fledgling group, Wallace said.
They raised $5,000 and purchased a used • Defective Products • Motorcycle Accidents
The service exists to provide transport ambulance from what was then a fellow free
to those who otherwise wouldn’t be able volunteer ambulance service, Jensen Beach BUSINESS LAW & CONTRACT DISPUTES
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ELECTRICAL YOUTH SURVEY changed to the parks and recreation lineup.
“We might have to bite off small pieces
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over time,” Keen said of balancing the youths’
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grams, where they spend their free time, and
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Parking Lot & Outdoor Lighting done,” Keen said, adding that it won’t be un- www.cityofpsl.com/survey – and is being
Inspections & Troubleshooting til this time next year that final results would advertised on flyers posted at the city’s var-
Surge Protection be tabulated, examined and presented to ious recreational facilities.
LED Lighting & Fixture Upgrades the City Council.
Panel Upgrades Staff, too, are heading out to various ac-
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CITY UNIVERSITY eral city council members will speak each CRIME BLOTTER AUG. 23-29
week, along with Police Chief John Bolduc
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 during the Public Safety Overview class. Jason Maxwell, 33, 6008 Favian Ave. Department; Charge(s): Felony Neglect of
NW, Fort Pierce; Arrest Location: 10000 SW Child without great bodily harm.
active session of discussions, role-playing Jason Bezak, 23, was in college studying Innovation Way, Port St. Lucie; Arresting Zoe Booth, 33, 933 SE Atlantus Ave.,
and meeting some of the officials and de- public administration when his Port St. Luc- Agency: Port St. Lucie Police Department; Port St. Lucie; Arrest Location: 1661 NW St.
cision-makers who guide the direction of ie Realtor mother asked him if he wanted to Charge(s): Felony Property Damage/crim- Lucie West Blvd., Port St. Lucie; Arresting
city projects. Outside field tours are planned tag along for the classes held last January, inal mischief $1,000 or more. Agency: Port St. Lucie Police Department;
of the City Wastewater Treatment Plant and has since found a position working in David J. Celentano, 34, 10189 SW Brook- Charge(s): Felony Neglect of Child with-
and PSL Civic Center, with a possible walk the procurement office as a buyer for the green Dr., Port St. Lucie; Arrest Location: out great bodily harm, 6 Felony counts of
around the Port St. Lucie Botanical Garden city. He found the series extremely informa- 1661 NW St. Lucie West Blvd., Port St. Luc- Drug possession without prescription, and
still in consideration. tive, and believes its best aspect was meet- ie; Arresting Agency: Port St. Lucie Police 2 Misdemeanor counts of Drug possession.
ing the officials up close and in person.
A few “celebrities” will pop in to partic- Reports compiled through information provided by the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office.
ipate in discussions and lead talks on their “They were so open and willing to talk
areas of expertise. Mayor Greg Oravec will about everything,” says Bezak. “They were
open up introductions of the series and sev- all so normal and good people, too. That was
cool to get to see that up front.”
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IN LOVING MEMORYT R E A S U R I N G L I F E
“We got everything ALEXANDER J. GIALOUSIS, 96 once and had the ability to play it back on
we needed to keep Port St. Lucie an instrument of his choosing or sing it all in
caring fo‰ Dad perfect tune. He enjoyed listening to coun-
at home”. Alexander “Alec” J. Gialousis, 96, of Port try music, especially The Highwaymen; and
Saint Lucie, passed away Aug. 24, 2016. He then, of course there, was his second love,
Treasure Coast Hospice “My dad had Alzheimer’s disease for years, was born in Lowell, Mass., on Nov. 2, 1919. Shania Twain.
provides comfort and and Vivian and I took care of him in our He lived in Lowell until relocating to Port
guidance for any home. A friend told me how Treasure Saint Lucie in 2014. He was an avid, die-hard Red Sox fan.
life-limiting illness, Coast Hospice can help. They provided Even in his final days, his schedule revolved
including Alzheimer’s. Dad’s medications, a wheelchair, a shower Gialousis was a WWII Army veteran who around game time. He enjoyed playing
chair and oxygen. The RN and hospice served with the 811th Tank Destroyer Bat- games socially; whether it was horse shoes,
To learn more, call us at aide showed us their love and patience talion, Reconnaissance Company – First Re- cribbage, poker or “pitchnut,” his competi-
(866) 999-4550 or visit as they helped us give Dad all the care he connaissance Platoon, receiving the Bronze tive side would surely shine through.
needed. We suggest calling Treasure Coast Star and Victory Medals for his combat ef-
tchospice.org. Hospice as early as possible.” forts in the Rhineland, Ardennes and Cen- He is preceded in death by his wife of 49
tral European campaigns. years, M. C. Simonne (Vezina) Gialousis; a
Serving all, regardless of brother, James Gialousis; a sister, Marguerite
ability to pay. After serving his country, Gialousis re- Tsiros; and his parents George and Emma
turned home to marry the love of his life, (St. Onge) Gialousis.
– Rev. Roszon and Vivian M.C. Simonne Vezina in 1946. They were
Robert’s son and daughter-in-law happily married for 49 years until her pass- Survivors include his daughter, Donna
ing in 1995. During Gialousis’ early years, he (Raymond) Lambert of Lowell, Mass.; son
Licensed since 1982. ©2012 Treasure Coast Hospice. was one of the top machine pressers in the Al (MaryAnn) Gialousis of Port Saint Luc-
city of Lowell. He then spent the remainder ie; granddaughters Melanie (Michael) Lal-
of his career working for the government at ly of East Greenwich, R.I., Melissa (Mark)
the Watertown Arsenal (Army Materials and Mistretta of Dracut, Mass., and Christine
Mechanical Research Center) from where he Gialousis and Angel Tejada of Manchester,
retired in 1985. N.H.; grandson Michael (Brynn) Gialousis
of Edmond, Okla.; five great-grandchildren,
Gialousis had a deep love of family, life Hannah, Jordan, Yvan, Beckett and Mia; and
and nature. His infectious laugh, sense of a host of nieces and nephews.
humor and positive attitude were like no
other and will be missed by all. Gialousis al- Family and friends are invited to join in a
ways had a passion for, or as he would say, graveside service to be held at the Pine Ridge
an “ear for” music. He could listen to a song Cemetery in Chelmsford, Mass., on Wednes-
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Until Labor Day became a federal holiday and compel employers to renegotiate hours cars, crippling railroad traffic nationwide.
in 1894, laborers who chose to participate and pay. Many of these events turned violent To break the strike, the federal government
in parades had to forfeit a day’s wages. Labor during this period, including the infamous dispatched troops to Chicago, unleashing
Day, an annual celebration of workers and Haymarket Riot of 1886, in which several a wave of riots that resulted in the deaths of
their achievements, originated during one of Chicago policemen and workers were killed. more than a dozen workers. In the wake of this
American labor history’s most dismal chapters. Others gave rise to longstanding traditions: massive unrest and in an attempt to repair ties
In the late 1800s, at the height of the Industrial On September 5, 1882, 10,000 workers took with American workers, Congress passed an
Revolution in the United States, the average unpaid time off to march from City Hall to act making Labor Day a legal holiday in the
American worked 12-hour days and seven- Union Square in New York City, holding the District of Columbia and the territories.
day weeks in order to eke out a basic living. first Labor Day parade in U.S. history. The idea More than a century later, the true founder of
Despite restrictions in some states, children as of a “workingmen’s holiday,” celebrated on the Labor Day has yet to be identified. Many credit
young as 5 or 6 toiled in mills, factories and first Monday in September, caught on in other Peter J. McGuire, cofounder of the American
mines across the country, earning a fraction industrial centers across the country, and Federation of Labor, while others have
of their adult counterparts’ wages. People of many states passed legislation recognizing it. suggested that Matthew Maguire, a secretary
all ages, particularly the very poor and recent Congress would not legalize the holiday until of the Central Labor Union, first proposed the
immigrants, often faced extremely unsafe 12 years later, when a watershed moment in holiday.
working conditions, with insufficient access to American labor history brought workers’ Labor Day is still celebrated in cities and towns
fresh air, sanitary facilities and breaks. rights squarely into the public’s view. On May across the United States with parades, picnics,
As manufacturing increasingly supplanted 11, 1894, employees of the Pullman Palace barbecues, fireworks displays and other public
agriculture as the wellspring of American Car Company in Chicago went on strike gatherings. For many Americans, particularly
employment, labor unions, which had first to protest wage cuts and the firing of union children and young adults, it represents the
appeared in the late 18th century, grew more representatives. On June 26, the American end of the summer and the start of the back-
prominent and vocal. They began organizing Railroad Union, led by Eugene V. Debs, to-school season.
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TOP SALES OF THE WEEK: August 22 to August 26
Steady as she goes: That’s how to describe last week on the St. Lucie County real estate market, as a
modest 19 single-family residences and lots changed hands from Aug. 22-26 (some shown below).
The top sale of the week in Port St. Lucie was the home at 10198 SW Visconti Way. Originally on the
market in February, this 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 3,181-square-foot abode sold on Aug. 25 for the asking
price – $488,900.
The second-highest sale of the week was the residence at 9800 SW Nuova Way. This 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath-
room, 2,254-square-foot house – put on the market in April for $539,900 – fetched $379,000 Aug. 23.
SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND LOTS ORIGINAL
TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD
PORT SAINT LUCIE 10198 SW VISCONTI WAY 2/24/2016 $488,900 8/25/2016 $379,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 9800 SW NUOVA WAY 4/13/2015 $539,900 8/23/2016 $375,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 1207 SW PARADISE COVE 6/18/2016 $389,900 8/26/2016 $350,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 902 SW GRAND RESERVE BOULEVARD 7/11/2016 $350,000 8/22/2016 $286,900
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11260 SW WYNDHAM WAY 6/5/2016 $304,900 8/24/2016 $240,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 168 NW SWANN MILL CIRCLE 4/19/2016 $257,000 8/25/2016 $235,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 245 NW BENTLEY CIRCLE 7/9/2016 $249,900 8/26/2016 $229,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 589 NW LAMBRUSCO DRIVE 4/12/2016 $235,000 8/25/2016 $212,500
PORT SAINT LUCIE 12185 SW ELSINORE DRIVE 6/13/2016 $219,000 8/26/2016 $197,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11216 SW PEMBROKE DRIVE 7/7/2016 $199,000 8/26/2016 $180,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11419 SW PEMBROKE DRIVE 6/24/2016 $184,900 8/24/2016 $174,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 7360 PINE CREEK WAY 6/1/2016 $181,900 8/24/2016 $171,171
PORT SAINT LUCIE 672 SW TREASURE COVE 4/19/2016 $172,900 8/23/2016
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9800 SW Nuova Way, Port Saint Lucie 1207 SW Paradise Cove, Port Saint Lucie
Listing Date: 4/13/2015 Listing Date: 6/18/2016
Original Price: $539,900 Original Price: $389,900
Sold: 8/23/2016 Sold: 8/26/2016
Selling Price: $379,000 Selling Price: $375,000
Listing Agent: Kathleen Chiarolanzio Listing Agent: Chris Miret
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902 SW Grand Reserve Blvd, Port Saint Lucie 11260 SW Wyndham Way, Port Saint Lucie
Listing Date: 7/11/2016 Listing Date: 6/5/2016
Original Price: $350,000 Original Price: $304,900
Sold: 8/22/2016 Sold: 8/24/2016
Selling Price: $350,000 Selling Price: $286,900
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‘AS YOU LIKE IT’
AT HIGH SCHOOLS Summer Gill.
BY MICHELLE GENZ | Staff Writer PHOTOS DENISE RITCHIE
Singer/songwriter Gill begins pop-music journey
1 All the county’s a stage next
week when a touring group BY MICHELLE GENZ | Staff Writer granddaughter of a piano teacher Shania Twain’s “Feel Like a Wom- tertaining crowds from the Kilted
of actors from Cambridge Uni- [email protected] and niece of a rock guitarist. Ev- an.” Mermaid in Vero to the recent
versity arrives to perform Shake- ery family get-together is its own Dancin’ in the Streets festival in
speare’s “As You Like It” at Vero and Indie pop singer and songwrit- Gill music fest, she says. Her ear- Now she is a woman, and at Stuart.
Sebastian public high schools. er Summer Gill has spent her life liest musical memory is standing 20, making a name for herself in
immersed in music. Well-known on her grandmother’s stairs with a different sphere – pop music. This fall, she will release her
With performances Thursday, around Stuart as a duo with her a guitar-shaped pillow singing Standing behind her keyboard, first recording, “Stormy Weather,”
Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. at Vero Beach dad, folk artist Ken Gill, she is the she has spent her summer en-
High School and Saturday, Sept. CONTINUED ON PAGE B5
10, at Sebastian River High School,
the Cambridge University Amer-
ican Stage Tour – CAST for short
– will be spending their off-stage
time giving acting and playwriting
workshops at both schools.
The actors are here through the
Laura Riding Jackson Foundation,
Vero’s non-profit literary organi-
zation. From here they’ll take their
production to a number of univer-
sities around the U.S. It’s thanks to
Susan Lovelace, the A.P. coordina-
tor at Sebastian who’s now on the
board of Laura Riding Jackson, that
CAST has been coming to town for
the past nine years.
2 Terra Fermata in Stuart
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floor Friday night with the Orlando
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‘Mothers and Sons’ opens Pineapple Playhouse season
BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Correspondent York couple that think they see a neighbor it, as it has been sold. They are stranded in die, they borrow the ashes from the funeral
[email protected] in the apartment across the alley do away the house by a blizzard and they are forced home for one last wild night.
with his wife. There is a torn curtain, a lady to confront lingering issues within the family.
A wonderfully diverse series of plays is on who vanishes and a funny homage to the The show will be presented March 9-26. The Pineapple Playhouse is located at 700
tap at the Pineapple Playhouse, which just master of the macabre. The show will be W. Weatherbee Road, Fort Pierce. Show times
announced its upcoming season. presented Jan. 5-29. The season ends with “Exit Laughing” are Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday
by Paul Elliott, May 4-21. Three Southern at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20. For more informa-
We don’t often have a chance to see “The Last Mass at St. Casimir’s,” by Tom ladies from Birmingham, Alabama, have tion, call the box office Monday-Saturday
a play by multiple Tony Award-winning Dudzick, is the conclusion of the “Over the spent the last 30 years having a bridge night from noon-4 p.m. or visit the website www.
playwright Terrence McNally on the Trea- Tavern” trilogy. The Pazinski family gathers once a week. It is the highlight of their lives, pineappleplayhouse.com.
sure Coast, and the Pineapple will rectify in their childhood home to say goodbye to and when one of them has the temerity to
that with “Mothers and Sons” (Sept. 8-25),
which tells the story of a grieving mother COUNT ON CHILLS, THRILLS AT ‘HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE’
who visits the apartment of her late son and
finds that his ex-partner is now married to If you are a fan of screams, creaks, thuds The star of the show is Hill House, a tral Michigan University, where he studied
another man and has a young son. She is and things that go bump in the night, get place where so many unexplained things acting as well as stage craft, lighting, set
challenged to face how society has changed to the Barn Theatre from Sept. 23-Oct. 9. have happened that it has been rendered design and other technical aspects of the
around her and to think of what might have The season opener is “The Haunting of Hill uninhabitable. A researcher, Dr. Mon- theater.
been. There is an audience advisory that House” and co-director Jeanette Mazzella, tague, invites several others to investigate
strong language and mature themes make technical director Bryan Childe and pro- the paranormal activity in the house. As Jeanette Mazzella, who is co-directing
this suitable for older teens and adults. ducer Chris Mazzella promise a sleepless they investigate what is going on, the with Althea Wilson, said that working as
night after seeing the show. events seem to meld into events in their partners was an important element to
For a complete change of pace, there’s own lives. staging the play. “It’s a really big undertak-
“Rex’s Exes” by the prolific team of Jessie “The Haunting of Hill House” is a psy- ing,” she said. “Melding it together, we’ll
Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten. chological thriller based on the 1959 story The directorial team promises a sit-on- do a better job. There are tons of special
Calling itself “The Southern-Fried, Mid-Life of the same name by Shirley Jackson. The the-edge of-your seat production. Bryan effects. We are going to hear pounding,
Crisis Comedy,” it is the second installment book was a finalist for a National Book Childe is the Barn’s new technical director knocking, screaming, wind, laughing, door
of the saga of the Verdeen cousins. Set in Award and is considered, by many, includ- and this play is his debut in the role. Chil- knobs turning and doors opening.”
Sweetgum, Texas, it is a sequel to the “Red ing Stephen King, to be one of the best lit- de is a graduate of the American Musical
Velvet Cake Wars.” The comedy will play out erary ghost stories. Dramatic Academy in New York and Cen- Childe added his own frightening
Nov. 3-20. thoughts. “There are thrCeOeNpTIaNgUeEsDoOfNsPpAeGcEiBa4l
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SUNRISE LINEUP: NOW THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT! PETS OF THE WEEK
BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Correspondent Show tells the story of a journey to a futur- Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. bring Ava
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to life. It uses visual theater dance and hu- Jan. 14. On the 19th, the bar where every- People call me stunning
The Sunrise Theatre has announced its mor to tell the story and is suitable for all body knows your name comes to life when and gorgeous. I am a 1 year
2016-2017 season and there are old friends ages. Saxophonist Koz brings his Christ- the national touring company of “Cheers” old Domestic Medium Hair
and new ones to be discovered. mas show with his friend Jonathan Butler, recreates many of the beloved television who is very sweet and very
Kenny Lattimore, and Ashford & Simpson’s show’s best scenes and story lines. loving. I would make a great
Here are the early-season highlights: Valerie Simpson. friend to any cat lover.
September brings two very different “Late Nite Catechism” comes to the
acts. On Sept 16, “Legends of Rock” will December opens with “Ye Old English Black Box Theatre Jan. 20-22, and The Scooby
perform. The Jefferson Starship, Mark Christmas” with Herman’s Hermits. Keep- Gambler comes to town Jan. 21 as Kenny
Farner of Grand Funk Railroad, Rick Der- Rogers has his Final World Tour with spe- I am a very genuine friend
ringer and Mitch Ryder & the ing the seasonal tone, South cial gust Linda Davis. that is looking for a family to
Detroit Wheels will all be in the Florida Dance Company pres- call my own. I know sit, am
house. On the 23rd, “Unelect- ents “A Christmas Carol” Dec. Later in the month, the wonderful John- housebroken, very mellow,
able You,” a new, interactive 3. Broadway comes to town ny Mathis returns to the Sunrise Jan. 27, and great with children.
election year comedy revue Dec. 4 with “Fame: The Musi- and the “Original Stars of American Band- Looking for a baby sitter?
will take the stage. The show cal,” and the Shanghai Acro- stand” – Shirley Alston Reeve, Johnny Til- I am available.
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and Slate magazine. It wouldn’t be December with- Arlo Guthrie presents his Running Down of their furry friends please stop by the
The season continues Oct. out the St. Lucie Ballet’s “Nut- the Road Tour Jan. 29, signing off on a busy
7 with another legend, Gram- cracker” Dec. 9-10, and then month. Humane Society of St. Lucie County’s two locations
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COMING UP 1970s, the stick looks like a wider and longer ‘HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE’ find enough young men ages 25-35 to cast.
guitar fretboard and is played by both hands Mazzella noted that much of the suspense
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 tapping its 10 or 12 strings. CONTINUED FROM PAGE B2
is in the flesh-and-blood people who en-
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SUMMER GILL ever heard,” she says. “It was usually the first ONE NIGHT ONLY!
time he ever heard the song and he would DON’T MISS
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 immediately be able to play it.”
Her lessons with Jones continued until she
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zon. The songs are her original music, picked Beach High School’s award-winning Jubilate
from more than a dozen she has written. Choir. “I really credit the choir with helping
The recording sessions were funded by a me develop my ear for harmonies,” says Gill.
Kickstarter campaign Gill launched in April. “I was in the second alto section, and we al-
In less than three weeks she reached her goal ways had the weird parts – we didn’t have the
of $2,000, and went on to raise another $895 melody line that everyone could latch on to.”
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she’s finishing up her last semester as a media week-long scholarships in the arts to study
and communication studies major at Florida with master teachers in their discipline at its
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Weep no more: New drug may help dry eye sufferers
Dr. Stephen Tate. PHOTO DENISE RITCHIE BY MARIA CANFIELD | Correspondent
The FDA has recently OK’d the first
prescription eye drop approved to treat
both the signs and symptoms of dry eye,
a widespread and often painful condi-
tion. The drug – Xiidra – is expected to
launch in the next few months.
Stephen Tate, M.D., a board-certified
Vero Beach ophthalmologist, says, “The
approval of Xiidra is a huge deal, as dry
eye is incredibly common and bothers
people so much. It also tends to be a
chronic condition that needs to be man-
aged long term. This approval will offer
another treatment option.”
Approximately 16 million people in the
United States have been diagnosed with
dry eye disease, in which too few “good
quality” tears are produced, resulting in
pain, itching, redness, scratchiness and
In advanced cases of dry eye, the front
surface of the eye may be damaged, im-
There are several glands in and
around the eyelids that produce tears.
Simply having an adequate amount of
tears, however, is not enough to prevent
dry eyes; the three layers of tears – oil,
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TV ads for Restasis. How can Xiidra be Vision-correcting procedures such as
the first prescription eye drop for dry LASIK can decrease tear production and
eye?” The answer is in the “indications” contribute to dry eyes.
for the two drugs – the indication for
Restasis is only for “tear production” and Environmental factors. Living in a
not for the broader “signs and symptoms dry climate, and exposure to smoke and
of dry eye disease.” Vero’s Dr. Tate clari- wind can increase tear evaporation, re-
fies: “Xiidra and Restasis are in different sulting in symptoms of dry eye.
drug classes, but they work in a similar
fashion, by decreasing the inflammatory Infrequent blinking can also contrib-
response seen in dry eye.” ute to the drying of the eyes. Under nor-
mal circumstances, most people blink
Dry eyes can develop for a number of about every 4 seconds. We have a tenden-
reasons; here are several, courtesy of the cy to blink less frequently when reading
American Optometric Association: or staring at a computer screen – so we
miss out on some of the cleaning and
Age. Dry eyes are a part of the natu- lubrication of the eye that blinking pro-
ral aging process. The majority of people vides. So, when engaged in those activi-
over age 65 experience some symptoms ties – make a conscious decision to blink
of dry eyes. regularly!
Gender. Women are more likely to Mild cases of dry eyes can often be
develop dry eyes due to hormonal chang- successfully treated by over-the-count-
es caused by pregnancy, the use of oral er artificial tear solutions (preserva-
contraceptives and menopause. tive-free are best, because they contain
Medications. Certain medicines
– including antihistamines, deconges- Dr. Tate says that it’s important to use
tants, blood pressure medications and artificial tears regularly – three or four
antidepressants – can reduce tear pro- times a day – so the surface of the eye
duction. stays smooth and lubricated.
Medical conditions. People with There are other forms of self-care for
rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes and thy- mild dry eye:
roid problems are more likely to have
symptoms of dry eyes. Also, inflamma- Increase the humidity in the air in
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Why Suffer With Pain? DRY EYE RELIEF
I Diagnose it, I Treat it, & I Control It! CONTINUED FROM PAGE B13
SEE THE DOCTOR your home. Humidifiers work great, but
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Point fans away from you. The air
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“Didja notice our kayak and
Hi Dog Buddies! paddle board outside? Me and
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es with their own actual wheels – but not
like cars. Anyway, Sophia’s three and a half Mommy makes a campfire and
and she lives with her Mom, Nicole, and
her three sisters and two brothers who are cooks our food. And we kayak and
all – get THIS – CATS!! (‘cept for her Mom.)
Can you buh-LIEVE it? paddle board on the Lagoon. I al-
Sophie was right there at the door to ways hafta wear my life jacket. I
greet us and, just as we entered, I caught
a glimpse of a gray-and-white blur zoom- was scared at first, specially walk-
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feline sibs, who love Sophie, but other ing on docks, cuz I fell into a swim-
pooches, not so much.
ming pool once. I still walk in the
I got out my notebook and Sophie set-
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When she wasn’t telling me her story, she
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brown stuffed bone.
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“How did you find your Forever Family,”
I inquired. one of those little islands. Then I
run all over the place. There’s a ton
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“An, I get to ride shotgun in
She petooied out the stuffed bone. they couldn’t take care of me anymore. I Mommy’s pick-up. I love the wind in my
“Mommy says I’m a Foster Failure.”
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“When I was a little puppy, like, 5 or 6 I was attacked by a big, scary, older dog.” place.”
weeks old, my humans brought me to
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“Mommy gets me special shampoo, ‘em when Mommy’s away. And Dakota,
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DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO-SUITER BIDS WEST NORTH EAST
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Zig Ziglar, an author and motivational speaker who died in 2012, said, “It’s not what Q J 10 8643 97
you’ve got, it’s what you use that makes a difference.”
We have been looking at the Michaels Cue-Bid and the Unusual No-Trump. There is K72
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suit, and two passes follow, in the fourth position, the Michaels Cue-Bid still applies, A4
but the Unusual No-Trump does not. A balancing two-no-trump overcall is natural, AK52
in principle showing a hand worth a normal two-no-trump opening with at least one
stopper in the opener’s suit. (You might also have only 18 or 19 points when you have Dealer: West; Vunerable: Both
a respectable six-card minor to compensate for the shortfall.)
You can see this bid in action in today’s deal. When one spade comes around, South
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honor cards lie.
How should South play in three no-trump after West leads the spade queen?
Declarer has seven top tricks: two spades, two hearts, one diamond and two clubs.
The simplest line is to win the first trick with his spade king, cash the diamond ace,
and lead another diamond to establish two more diamond winners while dummy
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WHY THE LEFT ARM IS KEY FOR RIGHT-HANDED GOLFERS Kevin’s
Much as been written and debated tive to the right, the left arm will function most right-handed players have a more
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