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in Leigh Jewelers
BY RAY MCNULTY By Samantha Rohlfing Baita | Staff Writer based Alliance BioEnergy’s offer sealed and, of late, Alliance CEO robbery retrial
[email protected] to buy the monumentally unsuc- Daniel de Liege has not been re-
Vero vet opens up about cessful, now-shuttered ethanol sponding to inquiries. By Beth Walton | Staff Writer
Vietnam War in new film Last July, it looked like Indian operation.
River County was finally going Vero Beach 32963 has at- An Indian River County jury
The weeks since their return to be free of problems related to The $8 million deal was sup- tempted to contact de Liege sev- Friday returned a stunning not-
home quickly turned to months, the defunct INEOS biofuel plant, posed to close in a couple of eral times, asking about the delay, guilty verdict for a man who was
which grew into years, which when the U.S. Department of months – but now, well into No- without getting a response. Last convicted of trying seven years
have become a lifetime, and still Agriculture approved West Palm- vember, the deal has not been ago to rob Leigh Jewelers on Vero’s
the Vietnam War is there. CONTINUED ON PAGE 8 Ocean Drive.

Even now, nearly five decades Jamie Grant, who represent-
later, these men who went to ed himself at trial, was acquitted
war young in a tumultuous time on all charges related to the 2010
cannot escape the haunting attempted robbery of the island
memories that lurk in the jun- jeweler. He walked away from the
gles of their minds, waiting to Vero Beach courthouse last week
ambush their everyday lives. with his grandmother and a friend
at his side as a free man.
The war never leaves them,
these Vietnam veterans say, and His case was retried because of
they never really leave the war. a judicial misstep. In response to
an appeal Grant filed from pris-
“Our war was so bizarre,” on, the Fourth Circuit Court of
said Richard “Doc” Del Valle, a Appeals ruled in 2016 that Judge
former U.S. Army combat med- Robert Pegg erred in his instruc-
ic who moved to Vero Beach tions to the original jury by not al-
two years ago from New Jersey. lowing discussion about possible
“Most of us never talked about

But they’re talking now.
Finally, after suffering for so
many years in silence, the sur-
viving members of a special pla-
toon in the U.S. military’s first



NEWS 1-12 PETS 18 Interim hospital CEO focused on operations
REAL ESTATE 19 lesser charges, such as theft.
B1 It also found that the stipulated
10-year minimum incorporated
To advertise call: 772-559-4187 By Michelle Genz | Staff Writer and healthcare administration into Grant’s 15-year prison sen-
For circulation or where to pick up [email protected] with a long career in health- tence was incorrect since the state
your issue call: 772-226-7925 care finances and operations, failed to prove Grant used a fire-
A committee of nine hospi- is taking over at Indian River arm in the commission of a crime.
tal officials has selected as in- Medical Center for Jeff Susi, At the time Grant was represented
terim CEO a woman who, by at who retires at the end of De- by a public defender.
least one account, appears to cember.
be a hands-on healthcare pow- Grant served five years in pris-
erhouse. Davis will oversee a staff of on before he was released last year
1,700 at the hospital, and she on a $100,000 bond pending the
Karen Davis, a University of
Alabama graduate in nursing CONTINUED ON PAGE 4 CONTINUED ON PAGE 10

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MY TAKE Richard Del Valle. we feel now.” sance, rescue other troops under
And unlike what you might’ve seen on siege in the field and recover the
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD dead and wounded from downed
the big screen, Del Valle said, “This is the choppers.
air assault unit are talking about their Vietnam War,” the 10-part, 17-hour doc- truth.”
service – about the horrors they experi- umentary series that premiered on PBS “We hunted the enemy, we en-
enced, the way they were treated upon in September. “That was a history lesson. Del Valle was the lone medic in a gaged the enemy and we killed
their return home, and the impact Amer- combat platoon that embarked on al- the enemy,” Del Valle said of his
ica’s most unpopular war left on their “This goes beyond that,” he added. most-daily missions to do reconnais- 21-man platoon. “We worked with
psyches. “This is about what we went through in Army Rangers, even in Cambo-
Vietnam, how we felt about how we were dia. We recovered the remains of
Their recollections will be heard in a treated when we came home, and how air crews. During one six-month
documentary film slated to be released stretch, we saw maybe 30 downed
next year that Del Valle and his band birds.
of brothers hope will help other Viet-
nam vets open up about what they lived “And we often had to fight our
through. way in and out,” he added. “There
were times when we had to rappel
“What became readily apparent to us in from our choppers, sometimes
was that this was possibly the first time under fire. I remember going in
some of these veterans had ever spoken and our chopper getting shot
about the war in the 46 years since they down while we were taking off.”
came home,” filmmakers Dave Merli-
no and Dustin Sweet wrote in their info His “worst mission,” he said,
sheet promoting “Apache Blues: Welcome took the platoon into what it be-
Home,” a documentary centered on Al- lieved was an abandoned North
pha Troop in the 9th Cavalry Regiment’s Vietnamese Army training camp.
1st Squadron.
“We walked in and found out it
Merlino and Sweet, both born after the wasn’t abandoned,” Del Valle said.
Vietnam War had ended, said they drove “They were just sleeping. It turned
more than 22,000 miles – from Seattle to out to be a fortified battalion, and
Vero Beach and back – across the past 18 we ended up in an all-day battle.
months to interview 10 members of the Fortunately, another unit came in to sup-
combat-tested Apache Troop, which con- port us.”
sisted of attack helicopters, scout chop- His most troubling discovery, though,
pers and infantry. was not during any battle.
“We found an NVA weapons cache
“This isn’t the Ken Burns documen- and, inside, there was a case of blood
tary,” Del Valle said, referring to “The plasma with a note that read: ‘Donated

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to the people of North Vietnam from the felt comfortable enough with them to at with his Army buddies. Del Valle’s wife, Carol, said her hus-
people of Berkeley, California,’” Del Valle least try to share their stories.
said. “It was just another crazy thing peo- “I made that call in 2010, and our unit band has told her that the interviews
ple don’t know about that showed how Del Valle grew up in Teaneck, N.J., grad-
screwed up that war was. uated from high school in June 1969 and, has been getting together every two years have done more to help him confront
the son of a World War II veteran, enlisted
“In California, when guys came back, in the Army two months later because he for a reunion,” he said. “This year, the re- the effects of the war on his psyche than
they were instructed to not wear their assumed he’d eventually be drafted.
uniforms – because it was too danger- union was in Washington, D.C., and we the Veterans Administration-connected
ous,” he added. “There were guys who got He did his basic training at Fort Dix,
spit at and were called ‘baby killers’ when N.J., and – with the war at full boil – he ex- went to the wall.” group therapy sessions he attends in Port
they got off the plane at the airport. pected to be an infantryman. Instead, he
was assigned to duty as a medic, which It was through the reunions that the St. Lucie.
“Some guys got beat up, just because took him to Fort Sam Houston in Texas
they were in uniform. for advanced training. unit’s survivors began to talk about their “The last time we all got together, the

“A lot of people didn’t differentiate be- He was shipped to Vietnam in January M E D I C Awar experience – but it wasn’t until Merli- guys’ wives and girlfriends saw the dif-
tween the war and the warriors, and it 1970 and served there, doing extended
was a very unpopular war,” he continued. duty, until March 1971. no and Sweet began their interviews that ference,” Del Valle’s wife said. “For some
“So nobody welcomed us back when we
came home. Nobody thanked us for our “I was 18 when I went in and 19 when I they found themselves able to open up. of them, it was the first time they talked
service. There was no appreciation for became a medic,” Del Valle said. “I was 20
what we did. 1/2 when I got out.” The filmmakers Cspoemntethtroeeadsaeysmiinnarabwohutetrhee wyaor,ue’vllengweitthytohueirr wqiuvees.stions answ

“They treated us like we just got out of When he got out, however, he was one Vero Beach, interviewing Del Valle at his “He was apprehensive at first, and he’s
prison – like we needed to apologize for of the many veterans who didn’t want to
going over there,” he added. “It’s pretty talk about the war. So he didn’t. still a little apprehensive,” she added.
easy to understand why we didn’t want to “But now he realizes he doesn’t need to
talk about it.” But at night, his parents could hear the hide anything anymore – that it’s OK to
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INTERIM HOSPITAL CEO cused on operations. That’s what she here for some 70 years – began to take company, who pored over the CVs of a
loves,” said Cunningham. shape in late January after IRMC posted dozen candidates for the interim CEO
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 a first-quarter $4 million loss. That was post who were recommended by a Chica-
“In the interview, she talked a lot about quickly followed by the announcement go consulting firm, Spencer Stuart.
will try to keep afloat a medical center how she likes to be [on the patient floors] of Susi’s retirement.
that has been financially adrift – at times at 5 a.m. and at 11:30 at night.” That firm was first hired to find a full-
taking on water – for much of Susi’s 19 “Things are really moving along,” said time CEO to replace Susi. But the search
year tenure. Davis will assume the interim CEO po- Cunningham, who chairs the publicly was halted when it seemed a partner
sition as the hospital continues to seek elected Hospital District Board of Trust- would be found quickly and would want
“She’s very impressive,” said Marybeth a financially strong healthcare company ees and initiated the move to consider a to install its own leadership.
Cunningham, part of the committee that with which to partner. drastic change in hospital governance.
selected Davis. All nine members had a “They suspended the search when
chance to interview her along with two Despite her strong credentials, she is The District owns the hospital build- we decided to go forward with finding
other candidates. expected to lead only until a partner is ings and property; Davis will oversee the a partner. It didn’t make sense at that
selected to assume control of the hospi- separate non-profit company that runs time,” said Cunningham. “But once we
“I think it’s great that she’s an RN by tal’s management. the hospital. started that process, it became clear we
profession so she understands that part needed an interim CEO, and we went
of the medical profession. She’s very fo- The decision to give up on having It was Dr. Wayne Hockmeyer, chair- back to Spencer Stuart.”
an independent stand-alone commu- man of the board of that management
nity-owned hospital – the status quo Susi’s tenure ends Dec. 31. Davis’ start
date was being negotiated at press time
but board members hope there will be
overlap with Susi’s remaining weeks,
Cunningham says.

Davis spent the bulk of her 35 years
in the healthcare industry with Health-
South, rising to president and COO of its
diagnostics division, overseeing 127 im-
aging centers across the country.

She also has CEO experience: she ran
Metro West Hospital, a relatively small fa-
cility in Framingham, Mass., and served
as interim CEO at several others.

She also spent time in Saudi Arabia
consulting on healthcare operations in

Davis currently works as a senior di-
rector out of the Atlanta office of Alvarez
and Marsal, a large healthcare consulting
firm, the same firm hired to give IRMC a
“top-down” assessment in 2014.

Cunningham expects that Davis will
retain a relationship with Alvarez and
Marsal through her time at IRMC. She
says the likelihood is “fairly remote” that
a new partner would keep Davis in the
post rather than install a CEO of its own

The timeframe for a partner assuming
control of IRMC is around a year from
now, Cunningham estimates.

That means that Davis has a year to
make the most of her expertise at IRMC
– without worrying about job security,
Cunningham points out.

“Bringing in somebody who knows
they’re not staying can really be a set
of fresh eyes,” said Cunningham. “And
they’re not necessarily looking to impress

On Friday, Nov. 16, the proposals of as
many as a dozen prospective partners
will be publicly discussed in depth and
voted on by hospital and district officials
to narrow the field to between two and
six finalists.

Juniper Advisory, a Chicago-based in-
vestment banking consultant that deals
exclusively with hospitals and health-
care, will be leading the discussion. That
group will analyze the proposals that are
submitted by this Friday’s deadline, and
compare them to the list of strategic ob-
jectives that hospital officials and district
board members came up with last sum-
mer. 

6 November 10, 2017 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | LOCAL NEWS

Scammers used local IDs to file for FEMA cash after Irma

By Ray McNulty | Staff Writer Helen and Steve Barnet. ing used by scammers to file fraudulent Barnet said the fraudulent
[email protected] claims don’t yet know it is happening. claims requested the FEMA
PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD funds be deposited into a Green
Two weeks after FEMA housing inspec- It wasn’t until a “tall, thin, balding, Dot Corporation prepaid cred-
tors showed up at her Summerplace home, and try to find out what transpired,” FE- late-middle-aged man wearing a bright it-card account belonging to a
Helen Smith Barnet still doesn’t know who MA’s Yvonne Smith said. “But we can’t red-and-yellow jacket and driving a David E. Ferdinand with a da-
pirated her and her husband’s identities to say with any certainty that we’ve had a white car with Texas plates” came to their [email protected]
file fraudulent claims in the wake of Hurri- lot of people calling about this.” oceanfront home that the Barnets, who email address.
cane Irma, or how they did it. moved to Vero Beach from Connecticut
That could be because the people 17 years ago, discovered their identities “Sounds like bull, right?” Bar-
Nor does anyone at FEMA. whose identities and properties are be- had been stolen and were being used to net quipped. “Who knows what
“Apparently, there’s a major scam go- rip off the government. his real name is?”
ing on,” Barnet said after learning that
her and her husband’s dates of birth, “This guy shows up at our front door, Better yet: Who knows how
Social Security numbers and Doubloon tells us he’s an inspector for FEMA and much he has stolen in FEMA
Drive address were used to file for emer- asks if we had put in claims for emer- funds?
gency FEMA funds. gency funds,” said Barnet, a retired psy-
“When the first inspector knocked on chologist. “We told him we didn’t, so he Barnet said the WSP USA
our door, we had no idea what this was showed us the paperwork, which said inspector told her that, in the
about,” she added. “It’s scary that some- we had filed two claims – one under my immediate aftermath of a hur-
thing like this is going on – people are name, one under my husband’s name – ricane or other such disaster,
using our personal information and our citing damage from Irma. property owners can call FEMA,
property to steal money – and we don’t say their home was so damaged
know about it.” “The paperwork said the claims were that they need assistance in
Barnet said the inspector, a contractor filed Oct. 10, and they had our birth paying for temporary housing,
who worked for WSP USA Inspection Ser- dates and Social Security numbers,” she and the funds will be sent di-
vices, told her he had discovered three added. “But the phone number had a rectly to the applicant.
similar claim-fraud cases that morning. 600-something area code, which wasn’t
A spokesperson for FEMA’s External ours. It also said we had flood damage, “He said the government
Affairs Office in Florida could not con- which we didn’t. will send you $1,000 with no questions
firm that report. asked,” Barnet recalled. “How many
“We are researching the claim num- “We never applied for FEMA assis- times do you have to do that to become
bers, will talk with the property owners tance.” a millionaire?”

So Barnet immediately called the After the claims using the Barnets’
FEMA Fraud Tip Line, first to check on home and identities were filed, the WSP
the inspector, then to report the fraud. USA inspector – adhering to FEMA pro-
cedures – followed up with three phone
She learned that the man at the door calls to the number on the application
was a pre-qualified inspector with WSP to inspect the damage. When he couldn’t
USA, a private company that contracts reach the applicant by phone, he went to
with FEMA’s Disaster Housing Inspec- the house.
tion Services Program, which provides
emergency grants to property owners Barnet said she has since received
whose dwellings have been damaged by emails from FEMA representatives who
natural disasters. acknowledged her complaint and said
they are investigating the bogus claim.
“I don’t remember his name,” Barnet
said, “but he was legit.” One response came from Thomas Mc-
Quade, an investigator in FEMA’s Fraud
The claims weren’t. Unit: “Since Hurricanes Harvey, Irma
and Maria, we are receiving an unprece-
dented number of complaints. We are at-
tempting to address each one in a timely
manner. Please send us a phone number
so that an investigator can contact you.”

Last week, however, a second inspec-
tor – from Vanguard Emergency Manage-
ment, also a FEMA-contracted company
– went to the Barnets’ house, apparently
in response to yet another claim seeking
funds for temporary assistance from the
agency’s Individual and Households Pro-

The couple wasn’t at home, so the in-
spector left a notice that read, “Don’t De-
lay – Call Right Away – and included her
name and phone number from the 352
area code.

Barnet said she called, but there was no
answer and the voice mailbox was full.

“My husband called the FEMA line
again, and he was told the claims had
been withdrawn,” she said. “But who
knows?” 

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Witness in murder case sentenced on contempt charge

By Beth Walton | Staff Writer they’re coming ...’” Hanna disagreed. She said events un- Hanna held her ground. “No,” she said.
The phone line then went silent and all folded instantaneously and there wouldn’t “I heard the door. It sounded like him get-
A key witness in the state’s case against have been time for the father to enlist the ting taken down. He was like, ‘Ahhh!’ . . .
Andrew Coffee IV, charged with the mur- Hanna said she heard was a ruckus in the help of his son or anybody else in a fight. “I like y’all were taking him down.”
der of his girlfriend after a drug raid in Gif- background. She assumed law-enforce- hung up the phone as soon as I heard y’all
ford turned violent, is serving a sentence ment had entered the house. come in,” she said. Andrew Coffee III was also arrested and
to nearly six months in jail. charged in the raid. He faces a variety of
Pushing Hanna for more information, The detective pushed on. “But you didn’t drug offenses including four counts of
Despite a subpoena, Ryan Hanna, 39, the detective then turns the blame on her. hear us taking him down,” he countered. possession of a controlled substance, pos-
declined to testify before the grand jury “Do you even realize that you probably “All you head was a ruckus. That could session of cocaine and possession of drug
convened in July to determine who would caused the shooting by warning him?” he have been him grabbing the drugs, trying paraphernalia.
be indicted in the deadly shootout be- said. “They would have never known that to get them out the back, or anything.”
tween residents at the Gifford home and we were coming up on them.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 8
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They claim Coffee IV fired the first shot.

Hanna is a key witness to support this
theory. In an interview with a detective
obtained by Vero Beach 32963, Hanna ad-
mits to calling Coffee IV’s father around
3:30 or 4 in the morning after seeing SWAT
team members pull into a nearby church
parking lot. “I said, ‘They’re gonna come in
on you. They’re lined up on the road and

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We Have It All! CONTINUED FROM PAGE 7 the house, the sheriff said offering his con-
dolences – even though Woods was actual-
Hanna got the maximum for refusing ly shot 10 times.
to obey a subpoena, said Assistant State
Attorney Jeffrey Hendriks, who is gearing Loar went on to say Coffee IV used his
up to try the case. “She made her bed,” he girlfriend “cowardly as protection.”
The Coffee family has a long and violent
The stakes are high because this is a history with police. The home in the 4500
murder investigation, Hendriks added. block of 35th Avenue was a known drug
“Ryan Hanna still needs to be deposed and house, and cocaine and crack were found
she still needs to be here for a jury trial.” at the scene, but there were no traces of
cocaine or crack in Woods’ system, accord-
The defense has no position on the ing to the March 20 autopsy that detailed
court action against Hanna, said Julia the number of bullets that struck her.
Graves, the Vero Beach defense attorney
representing Coffee IV alongside attorney In interviews with detectives after be-
Adam Chrzan. ing taken into custody, Coffee IV said the
young couple was in fear for their lives
“She was a state witness subpoenaed by when the chaotic scene unfolded. The two
prosecutors to give grand jury testimony were working and saving their money, he
and our client, Andrew Coffee IV, played said. Despite his father’s drug use, both
no role in that decision or the decision of stayed away from narcotics. That morning
the court to hold her in contempt,” she was terrorizing, Coffee IV recalled.
“Her last words was, ‘They’re gonna kill
“Generally speaking, the case against us,’” Coffee IV told investigators, lament-
our client Andrew Coffee IV has been fu- ing Woods’ death. “I can’t sleep at night...
eled by speculation and innuendo by I can’t eat… There’s no way in the world I
the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office,” could have used her as no shield.”
Graves added. “We are confident that
when the facts surface during the discov- In the interview, Sergeant Paul Mew-
ery process, the truth will unfold.” born told Coffee IV not to dwell on what
people are saying.
Hours after the raid, Indian River Coun-
ty Sheriff Deryl Loar stood in front of TV “Leave that part alone,” he said. “That
cameras and mischaracterized Woods’ was a public relations thing, man. That
death in one notable way while expressing had nothing to do with the investigation.
outrage at the loss of her life. …The facts are what they are,” referring to
the sheriff’s statement. 

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waste, the county is also dealing with more
He said he would be rehiring former than 100,000 cubic yards of Irma-related
INEOS technical personnel, whose experi- plant debris.
ence at the plant would be valuable to the
new operation. So much waste is piling up that the
county has obtained permission from the
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Expires 11-30-17 LEIGH ROBBERY RETRIAL jury for a pardon or directly appeal to their
Expires 11-30-17 emotions. Questioning needs to focus on
Expires 11-30-17 CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 the facts and evidence of the case, he said.

new trial. He then lived under house arrest Even so, there was no erasing what had
with a GPS anklet while preparing for his already been spoken out loud.
second trial.
During the trial, Grant talked about how
His main argument for acquittal was that he was laid-off from his job as a truck driver
the Vero Beach Police stopped him and ob- at the time of the attempted robbery. When
tained evidence against him illegally on the he was supposed to be questioning the
day of the attempted robbery, and that he owner of the store, he instead apologized to
was convicted on the basis of that tainted the witness for what happened, saying there
evidence. was no intention of violence – but never di-
rectly admitted to the attempted robbery.
“The state is going to show you a lot of ev- The two hadn’t had an opportunity to speak
idence, mostly circumstantial, but they will face-to-face before, Grant said in front of
probably convince you I was up to some- the jury.
thing that day,” Grant said in his opening
statement. “What I want you to understand Grant implored the panel of six jurors to
is every piece of evidence that the state is look at the “big picture.”
going to show you was illegally obtained.”
“Yes, there is a lot of damning evidence
On Nov. 17, 2010, around 3:30 p.m., the against me, but there are also things that
owners of the Ocean Drive jewelry store don’t add up,” he said.
called police to report an attempted rob-
bery. They said a man wearing a mask, No witnesses identified Grant as the man
gloves and a hooded sweatshirt had pulled behind the mask at the jewelry store and the
aggressively on their door handle trying to descriptions given of the suspect varied. The
get inside. BOLO alert told police to look for a silver Co-
rolla being driven by two African-American
When staff refused to unlock the store, men, but Grant is light skinned, of mixed
the suspect fled on foot before getting into race and was traveling alone when stopped.
a silver Toyota Corolla and speeding away.
“That’s not proving the case beyond rea-
“It shakes the ground you stand on,” tes- sonable doubt,” Grant explained. “We don’t
tified store owner Mark Leigh as he recount- condemn people for what we think might
ed the incident and the fear he felt for his have happened, or what could have hap-
family and employees inside. pened.”

Detectives began following Grant, who The Vero Beach Police Department de-
was driving a silver Toyota Corolla, within tective who pulled Grant over for allegedly
minutes of a “be on the lookout” or BOLO speeding testified that he did not use a radar
Alert going out over the radio. They tracked gun nor did he have a car calibrated to detect
him crossing the Merrill Barber Bridge and traffic speed. Instead, he claimed he clocked
eventually stopped him for speeding near Grant driving over the limit using the speed
the intersection of 37th Street and U.S. 1. of his own unmarked detective car.

They found a gun, a mask, a hooded That is not how justice is served in the
sweatshirt, gloves and an empty Crown Roy- United States, Grant told the jury.
al bag in the car.
Grant also said a statement being used
Grant, who did not testify on his own be- against him at trial was given before he had
half during his trial last week, prepared an been read his Miranda rights.
emotional, apologetic defense that touched
on issues of race and policing, the fairness Authorities claim Grant apologized at the
of the U.S. justice system, forgiveness and scene and said, “I’m sorry. I don’t usually do
redemption. He cried during his closing ar- this type of thing,” but in a motion trying to
guments as he struggled to tell his story. suppress that evidence, Grant denied such a
conversation occurred.
“I’m not standing here telling you that I’m
100 percent innocent, what I’m telling you When the statement was recounted for
is justice was already done,” Grant told the the jury last week the defendant grilled the
jury. “All I’m trying to do here is redeem my- detective on the stand.
self, if, if the state would let me.”
Does an individual have the right to re-
Prosecutor Bill Long repeatedly object- main silent, he asked the officer who was
ed to the defendant’s line of questioning under oath. Does he have a right to know
and statements throughout the two days that any statement can be used against him?
of testimony. He repeatedly argued against
Grant’s notion that police work in the case Was the defendant told that when he was
was done outside the realm of the law. pulled from the car? Grant asked. Is this
statement not now being used against him
“We proceeded on a case where we be- in a court of law?
lieved the evidence was sufficient to sustain
a guilty verdict at trial, just as it was the first The detective had no choice but to an-
time around,” Long said after the acquittal swer, yes.
on Friday. “I won’t speculate whether the
apologies and crying and other behavior af- Placing the gun, the mask, the hoodie,
fected the jury, but that is a difference from and the Crown Royal bag on display, Long
the previous case.” reminded the jury during his closing argu-
ment to use common sense, not emotion,
Senior Judge Larry Schack often upheld when exercising the power to convict. Fol-
the prosecutor’s objections at the four-day low the law and hold the prosecution to its
trial, warning Grant he could not ask the burden of proof, he said.

“I’m handing [this case] to you,” Long
said. “You have control. Your job is to decide
what happened.” 

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By Beth Walton | Staff Writer emotional testimony as law-enforce-
ment and one witness – a homeless
A man who punched and shot an man sleeping on the sidewalk – recalled
Indian River County sheriff’s deputy the harrowing morning.
was convicted last week of first-de-
gree attempted murder of a law-en- Prosecutors argued Coffee Jr. in-
forcement officer. He faces up to life in tended to kill Lester to avoid arrest.
prison for his involvement in the 2015 He continued to shoot as the injured
shootout. deputy limped away, they told the jury.
“He fired a gun at him four times,” said
The trial came two years after Deputy Thomas Bakkedahl, chief assistant state
Chris Lester was shot in the leg during attorney.
a routine, early-morning traffic stop.
Events turned violent after Andrew Cof- The defense countered that while
fee Jr. refused the officer’s command to Coffee Jr. shot his gun, it was errant fire
keep his hands on the patrol car. and his intent was not to kill the depu-
ty. The 54-year-old declined to testify at
The incident was recorded on the of- the trial and defense counsel called no
ficer’s dashboard camera, which was re- witnesses on his behalf
peatedly played for the jury. During one
viewing, someone in the courtroom Coffee Jr. also was convicted Nov. 1
gasped in shock. for crimes of battery against a law en-
forcement officer and illegally possess-
In the scene shown, Coffee Jr. punch- ing and discharging a firearm. In addi-
es the deputy in the face so hard he tion, he pleaded guilty to being a felon
knocks him to the ground, causing the in possession of a gun.
officer’s glasses to shatter and flashlight
to drop. Coffee Jr. then reaches into his The verdict marks the first conviction
waistband and pulls out a .38-caliber of three aggressive criminal cases law
revolver and both men start shooting, enforcement has brought against gen-
wounding each other. erations of men in the Coffee family.

Lester, now a detective with the In- Coffee Jr. is the grandfather of An-
dian River County Sheriff’s Office, tes- drew Coffee IV, the 23-year-old who
tified that Coffee Jr. advanced toward was charged with murder in the second
him with his gun drawn as the deputy degree for the death of his girlfriend,
struggled to stand back up. “As soon as Alteria Woods, after a S.W.A.T. drug raid
he fired the first round, I began to re- in March turned into a shootout with
turn fire,” he said. police. The grandson also faces charges
for attempted murder of a law-enforce-
The officer said he feared for his life ment officer stemming from the early
as he struggled to find cover and reload morning raid (see story page 7).
his weapon. All he could think about
was his training, his family and getting His father, Andrew Coffee III, was the
home safely to his wife, he said. target of the search and is charged with
numerous drug offenses. 
The trial consisted of two days of

Andrew Coffee Jr. in court last week. He was convicted and faces a life term. PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD

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By Mary Schenkel | Staff Writer The Vero Beach Museum of Art served as Each soup location also offered some of of Coldwell Banker Ed Schlitt volunteers,
[email protected] a venue for the first time and had also pro- the more than 1,200 wheel-thrown bowls who made and served not only 30 different
vided a week of display space in the atrium created by volunteer potters at the museum soups, but a full assortment of desserts and
Businesses, churches, organizations for Serving up Kindness: A Show of Tureens, and at artists’ studios around town. Diners soft-drinks.
and restaurants banded together to serve featuring artistic soup tureens crafted by a happily donated $5 or more for their soup
up bowls of tasty goodness at the 25th an- dozen local potters for a raffle to help raise and $15 for the hand-crafted bowls. The Soup Bowl raises awareness and
nual Samaritan Center Soup Bowl to ben- additional funds. funds to support the daily operating budget
efit the Samaritan Center, a program of At the Indian River Shores Community of the Samaritan Center, which offers tran-
Catholic Charities and United Way fund- “It’s great to have the museum as a part Center, annually one of the busiest spots, sitional housing to local homeless families
ed partner. of the event,” said organizer Shotsi Lajoie. Dustin Haynes coordinated the efforts with dependent children. 



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Adult Day Care’s mission also includes caregiver support

By Tom Lloyd | Staff Writer Caregivers often suffer from denial. They
[email protected] try to convince themselves things will get
better, but the truth is things probably won’t
Stress is not a competition. get better. With Alzheimer’s patients, for
But if it were, people who serve as care- example, brain cells are degenerating and
givers for spouses or other family members dying which causes an irreversible decline
would probably have bragging rights over in memory and mental function.
everyone else.
That includes those who care for loved Caregivers can also get frustrated and
ones suffering from dementia, Alzheimer’s even angry at the very people they’re helping.
disease, brain injuries, stroke or any oth- ‘He or she,’ they’ll tell themselves, ‘knows
er cognitive disorder as well as those with how to do this or that’ so they can feel like
physical disabilities who simply cannot be their loved one is just being stubborn. They
left at home alone. may then blame themselves for their resent-


Top: “Clients” interact with each other during a structured group acitivity. Bottom left: Fran and Elizabeth
play a game of Connect 4 with caregiver Danielle Furline. Bottom Right: Gary Olcha plays the piano.

ment, which adds another emotional burden sources Association’s Adult Day Care Cen-
and leaves them feeling overwhelmed. ters, where you’ll find Karen Deigl, Shawna
Callaghan, Vivian Johnson and scores of
The result? According to the National highly trained adult-care experts who can
Institute on Aging, each year tens of thou- give family caregivers helpful advice and a
sands of caregivers begin falling into their much needed respite.
own spiral of social withdrawal, anxiety, de-
pression, exhaustion and irritability. Deigl is the president and CEO of the Se-
nior Resources Association, which operates
The National Institutes of Health calls the only state-licensed adult day care facil-
family caregivers “the invisible second pa- ities in Indian River County. Callaghan is
tients” in a two-patient scenario and it rec- SRA’s director of operations and Johnson is a
ognizes that the effects of being a caregiver certified nursing assistant whose broad smile
“are generally negative ones with high rates seems to put everyone around her at ease.
of burden and psychological morbidity as
well as social isolation, physical ill-health Current caregivers can enroll their loved
and financial hardship.” ones in SRA’s Adult Day Care (where they are
referred to as “clients” rather than “patients”),
Fortunately, in Vero Beach and in Sebas-
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE A12 Claire Foceri, Ben Earman rently only one. Asked if they would turn
and Karen Deigl. down additional computer donations, Dei-
and Deigl is quick to point out some options. gl’s response is instantaneous: “Oh my gosh,
“Not every [client] comes in every day.” individual and structured group activities no. Absolutely not.”
including exercise, music, current events
Deigl explains. “They can come for a few and even dancing. According to Deigl, local Callaghan seizes the opportunity to add
hours, they can come for half a day, they can entertainer “Hobo Jim comes in on a weekly that iPads would also be very welcome, in
come for the whole day or they can come for basis, two times a week, at both places” and no small part because there are senior-spe-
the whole week.” that seems wildly popular with most clients. cific games and programs available for the
new iPads.
Deigl adds, “All of our employees are cer- Callaghan then chimes in saying, “We
tified. They are either certified nursing assis- have some collaborations we do, too. The Both the Sebastian and Vero Adult Day
tants, licensed practical nurses or registered Vero Beach Art Museum comes in and Care Centers are funded in part by the Flor-
nurses. [So] we are able to administer medica- teaches an art class and the Environmental ida Department of Elder Affairs, but Deigl
tions,” the client’s physicians have prescribed. Learning Center comes in and does some points to Impact 100, the John’s Island Foun-
environmental based [events], so the pro- dation, the John’s Island Service League and
The staff-to-client ratio, Deigl continues, is gramming is varied.” Dr. Paul Minotty’s Minotty Foundation, as
one employee to every five clients and, echo- well as the local United Way, as being among
ing NIH’s stance on caregivers, SRA’s Adult There is also a computer clients can use, the donation superstars helping SRA serve
Day Care Centers also provides care plans for but at least in the Vero center, there is cur- more clients and more home caregivers.
the caregivers as well as for the client.
Whether it’s the recently completed reno-
Both of SRA’s Adult Day Care Centers offer vations of the Sebastian facility or furniture
for both locations or dollars for “daycare
scholarships” to help those who can’t afford
the $11 an hour – or $60 dollars a day – day-
care cost, those donations allow Deigl to
accurately state that Adult Day Care “is an
amazing program. I just wish more people
knew about it.”

For more information, the Senior Resource
Association is at 694 14th St. in Vero Beach.
The phone number is 772-569-0760. In Se-
bastian it’s at 815 Davis St. where the phone
number is 772-388-5827. The Senior Resource
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TAVR heart procedure may be
‘Greatest Cardiac Show on Earth’

By Tom Lloyd | Staff Writer the hospital’s surgical team to give her heart
[email protected] a brand new replacement valve by running a
catheter through the groin instead of by the
Eileen Barnum is pretty, petite and more traditional open heart surgical proce-
downright perky. dure that had been “the gold standard” for
cardiac cases for decades.
She’s also 94 years old and she just had
the aortic valve in her heart replaced by Barnum, a fourth-generation descen-
surgeons at the Welsh Heart Center in Vero dant of legendary circus owner and show-
Beach with a procedure that didn’t even ex- man P.T. Barnum, knows a little something
ist a few years ago. about what constitutes “the greatest show
on earth” and – judging by her smile – she
That procedure, known as trans-catheter
aortic valve replacement, or TAVR, allowed

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might just be willing to cede that title to nificant part of the story might be that heart Dr. Vikranth Gongidi with TAVR patient High risk or not, this was no snap decision.
Welsh Heart Center team. valves damaged by stenosis or calcification Eileen Barnham. PHOTO BY DENISE RITCHIE As Barnum explains, “Dr. (Nancy) Baker
in older patients like Barnum can now – giv- sent me to Dr. Gongidi and whatever he saw
“Well, I was only in the hospital a few en the right circumstances – be replaced in age of 75, you would be hard-pressed to on the pictures that he took, he decided that
days,” Barnum says proudly, “and I came an operation that takes only about 30 min- even find a surgeon who would do surgery I should have this [TAVR procedure] and I
home and I just went about my business utes and requires only a tiny fraction of the on you.” wasn’t going to argue.”
and I’ve had no problems. None whatso- recovery time. Gongidi, rated a five-star cardiologist on
ever.” Barnum sailed past that cut-off mark, knew Barnum was “not
Moreover, as Gongidi points out, in the nearly two decades ago. a good candidate for open-heart surgery”
Pausing briefly, she adds, “I will say, once not-too-distant past, “If you were over the so he ordered those “pictures,” including
I came home from the hospital, I got right “We’re lucky in this community,” Gongi- CT scans. CT scans were essential because,
back to doing what I always do instead of di continues, “to have Dr. [Mark] Malias and as Gongidi explains, before undertaking
resting, so I was a little tired. But that’s gone. Dr. [Cary] Stowe who take on high-risk pro- the TAVR procedure, “We want to get a road
Now I’m kinda normal.” cedures or high-risk patients.” map of her body before we go in there so we
don’t get surprised once we go in.”
That may not be the kind of quote you’d Maybe it was the thoroughness of Gongi-
have seen on a 1920s-era circus poster from di’s preparation, or maybe it was his bright,
P.T. Barnum, but Eileen Barnum’s cardiol- reassuring smile, but this patient-doctor
ogist, Dr. Vikranth (Vic) Gongidi, couldn’t pair clearly formed a bond.
be any happier with it or with his patients Barnum impishly calls Gongidi “my own
progress – or with the decision to opt for the personal cardiologist” before jokingly ad-
TAVR procedure. monishing him for being too busy to take
her out dancing.
Traditional open heart surgery is a mara- Aortic stenosis is particularly common
thon that can last several hours. It requires in people over 70, so the growing use of the
general anesthesia, slicing open up the TAVR procedure is certainly good news for
chest cavity, cutting out the damaged heart the older but still young-at-heart like Bar-
valve, stitching a new one in and then sew- num.
ing up that hole in the chest. Recovery times And with Barnum’s heart now pumping
often include a week or more in the hospital, far more efficiently than it was before TAVR,
and most patients won’t resume their nor- she is feeling – and looking – much better
mal lives for two months or more. than just “kinda normal.”
Dr. Vik Gongidi is with the Indian River
Gongidi explains that with traditional Medical Center and the Welsh Heart Center.
open heart surgery, “We tell patients to re- The phone number is 772-788-8687.  
strict or limit their activities for at least eight
weeks. Sometimes 10 to 12 weeks. With her,
it was two days.”

While two days is remarkable by anyone’s
standards, the more far-reaching and sig-

A18 November 10, 2017 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | PETS

Bonz says Solaris is a ‘Golden’ ray of sunshine

Hi Dog Buddies! Gabriel, who’d been lying on the couch, “Wow! That’s Pawsome!
winked at me. “Yeah, here was this wiggly lit-
Yapping with puppies is always fun: tle fluffmuffin, getting’ in my face, all slurpy, Got any pooch pals?” I in-
They’re so energetic an curious an hap- an I’m like, ‘Oh, for Lassie’s sake, another dog.
py. Recently I yapped with Solaris Ander- Yech!’ But it turns out he’s a pretty cool pup- quired.
son-Searle, who’s only 18 months old. He’s peroo. Now it’s like I have a little brother, an
a handsome, very golden Golden Retriever, Mom says we’re like peanut butter an jelly.” “Oh, sure! Riley Schmidt,
an he looks like he’s all grown up – but he’s
still a total puppy between the ears. Solaris was really intrested in my note- she’s a hound. Remus is
book, and kept bumpin’ it with his nose as
Me an my assistant knocked, an TWO he spoke. “Yep. Gabe teaches me lotsa im- a marina dog; an Goldie.
Golden Retrievers an a lady answered. One portant stuff. Like We Don’t Destroy Our
of the pooches was on a leash and was su- Toys; an our crates are The Best Places in Her sister Ruby’s from
per wiggly. They wore snazzy matching the World; an where to Do Our Doodie an
green collars, an they looked like each other where to not; an what couch to sit on. Oh, Thailand, which is way
’cept the one not on the leash was getting AND Diggin’! Gabe taught me all about Dig-
white around the face and wasn’t as wiggly. I gin’! I LOVE diggin’! In the sand, an all over around on the Other Side.
cleverly surmised that the wiggly one on the the yard, an the flowers ... an ...”
leash was Solaris. Me an Gabe also have
Glancing at their Mom, Gabriel hastily in-
“Good morning,” I said. “I’m Bonzo, and terrupted, “Ummm, hey there, Solaris, let’s cat sisters, Lua an Nikki.
this is my assistant.” not get into that, how ’bout …”
They’re probly in their
We exchanged Wag-and-Sniffs and the To help change the subject I asked, “So
pooch on the leash said, “I’m very pleased what do you do for fun?” room. Lua’s a rescue and
to meet you, Mr. Bonzo. I’m Solaris Ander-
son-Searle an THIS is my uncle, Gabriel – he’s In between notebook-bumps, he said, she has Issues, so we got
famous – an this is my Mom Sheri. My Dad’s “We need a whole buncha exercise, so we
Adam. Mom put my leash on me cuz I keep run with Dad. He’s a RUNNER, you know. Nikki as her Emotional
forgetting to Not Jump Up. There’s so much But I have a Hip Thing so I hafta be careful.
stuff to learn an I get excited when we have I’m not s’pose to jump - at all. I hafta go to Support Cat. I some-
compnee cuz I LOVE compnee. So I forget.” a spe-shuh-list this month an he might hafta
do a pruhSEEDure when I’m a little older. So times snatch their toys
“No worries, Solaris,” I said. “It’s great to I can’t do a-jill-uhtee training like Gabriel.”
meet you all. Can’t wait to hear your story.” and toss ’em around,
“Soggy Dog Biscuits!” I sympathized.
We sat down in the living room and So- “Me an Gabe like goin’ for car rides. In the just for fun. Cat toys are
laris’ Mom took his leash off. Both pooch- back seat we each have our own side an No
es gave my assistant a buncha frenly nose Crossin’ Over. We’re gonna go up to Ohio to my favorite. I like cats,
bumps. “So, Solaris,” I said, “tell me how you visit Dad’s folks. Gabe says they live on this
got your Forever Family.” lake with this super ponTOON boat. (He Mr. Bonzo, but I don’t
says pontoons are big, fat float-y things.)
“K. Mom an Dad got me at the same Mom an Dad an Gabe go every year. I’m really understand ’em. Solaris, the Golden. PHOTO BY GORDON RADFORD
breeder as Gabriel, out in ColoRAdo. His goin with ’em this year. I can’t WAIT! I love They get grumpy for
Daddy is my Grandaddy. He’s Mom’s first swimmin’. An campin’! An squirrel chasin’.
dog an I’M her second dog. So, guess what, But we don’t get to do that much cuz most Absolutely No Reason
when I was just 8 weeks old I got to fly AN of ’em aren’t dumb enough to hang out in
ride a tram AN a car to get here. It was SO our yard. Since we’re, you know, BIRD dogs, At All.” three Humane Society puppies. I love
fun. I wasn’t scared or anything!” we love chasin’ birds on the beach, ’special-
ly pellycans. Never catch ’em, though. I also “I hear you,” I said. doin’ that. We had Pebbles the Pit Pup over
“Way to go, kiddo!” I said. “I’m thinkin’ have a shell collection. I bring ’em home
Gabriel was already here, right? So what was from the beach.” “Oooo, and look at THIS toy! It’s a squirrel Thanksgiving, and I really wanted her for my
it like when you first met?”
house.” little sister. We had the Best Time together,

He brought over a soft brown cube with but Mom said a really great family wanted to

holes in the sides an three stuffed squir- adopt her.”

rels inside. He held it between his teeth an Heading home, I was thinking about So-

flipped it vigorously back and forth an the laris, and all his puppy exuberance and en-

squirrels went flying out. thusiasm, and wishing we could hold on to

“I also have a lobster house. Wanna try?” that when we got older. I always wanna be

“Thanks, but I’d better keep takin’ notes.” excited for whatever’s next, don’t you?

I said.

“I’m doing Serious Stuff, too. See, Gabe Till next time,

is a famous Therapy Dog. He goes all over The Bonz
making people feel Much Better, specially
when they’re sad or lonely or stressed. An I’m

learning how to do that, too. Mom’s an Official Don’t Be Shy
Trainer with Best Behavior Pet Training, an

she’s startin’ to take me places, too. She takes We are always looking for pets
me out by myself sometimes so I can Develop with interesting stories.
My Own Personality. I’ve already earned my
Canine Good Citizen and Good Community To set up an interview, email
Citizen certificates. An I helped Mom foster [email protected].

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Falcon Trace offers fine construction, superior location

By Kathleen Sloan | Staff Writer you can fish and take out kayaks or canoes The gated and enclosed community sionals, retirees, snowbirds and families,”
[email protected] – non-motorized boats – onto the lakes,” feels far from the commercial pace, but Hewett said. “The homes run from 1,500
said Hewett. it isn’t. Close to Oslo Road, homeowners to over 3,000 square feet, some of them
Houses in Falcon Trace get snapped up have Publix, Winn-Dixie, Walgreens and two stories.”
quickly, with only three active listings on “Falcon Trace is the first development
the market in this large subdivision, in- Community spirit was on display at
cluding 1837 Grey Falcon Circle SW, which the big Halloween Party for neighbor-
was listed recently by Berkshire Hathaway hood children held at the clubhouse,
Home Services agent Peggy Hewett for which has a social-gathering room, large
$295,000. fitness center, heated outdoor pool with
a wading pool for children, playground,
The nearly 280-home development party pavilion, and basketball and tennis
was started by GL Homes in 2006. During courts. Homeowners’ association fees are
the real estate downturn, other builders $150 a month.
came in to finish it, with total build-out
occurring in 2011. GL Homes, which built Hewett’s listing was one of the first hous-
1837 Grey Falcon, is the second largest es built by GL Homes and dates to 2006.

residential builder in Florida, according I’ve seen that first built a berm around the the popular new restaurant Fire & Wine It’s near the entrance, on a deep, wedge-
to its website, and has a track record of property edge and then planted lush veg- nearby. It won’t be long before more com- shaped lot that overlooks the wedge-
current customers referring friends to the etation on top,” Hewett said. “It’s really a mercial development follows, Hewett said. shaped lake. The development layout took
company. beautiful presentation.” pains to ensure private-property views are
“This community is suited to profes- extended into far vistas by adjacent com-
Homes in the community share a simi- munal property. The view from the house
lar Mediterranean-style architecture, with extends beyond the lake, taking in acres
Spanish double-roll roof tiles, brick-paved of green sward. A steady southwestern ex-
driveways and walkways. posure at the back of the house convinced
the current owners to choose the lot.
The three large lakes in the subdivision,
one shaped like an “S,” another like a “3” The sellers are the original owners and
and the last like a fat wedge, provide at- used the house lightly, keeping it in im-
tractive views from the manmade bays maculate condition. Now, grandchildren
and peninsulas, showing care in planning. up north are calling, taking precedence
“This is an unusual community because

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over wintering in Florida. Before putting the house. The hall-like foyer opens onto quiring a zig and a zag before entering brick window gives light and privacy.
the house on the market the couple re- the open floor plan, with views of the lake the bedroom. An elaborate tray ceiling The two-car garage – Florida’s attic –
placed the air conditioner and water heat- through windows and sliding-glass doors. announces you have arrived at the inner
er to maximize energy efficiency. sanctum. A hallway with big his-and-her has a hurricane-resistant garage door
The high ceilings proclaim superior walk-in closets leads to the master bath. and provides storage for storm shutters.
The lot is about 51 feet wide at the front, construction, as do the “knockdown” fin- A “Roman tub,” walk-in shower, separate The laundry room is beyond, the required
wider at the back, 170 feet long and ends ishes on walls and ceilings, triple-crown vanities and water closet make parallel de-sanding station for those returning
near the lake. molding, arches, bay window, marble win- bathing possible for couples. The glass- from the beach, with an over-sized sink
dow sills and diagonally-laid ceramic floor for Fido’s bath. 
“There is room to put in a pool, but you tile.
are so close to the clubhouse pool and
amenities, why would you?” Hewett said. A den, next to the guest bedroom, could
easily be used as a third bedroom for
The two-bedroom, two-bath floor plan guests. The current owners have furnished
is unusual in that the guest bedroom suite it with a gigantic fold-out couch and enter-
is at the front of the house, while the mas- tainment center. They will entertain offers
ter bedroom suite is on the other side and on furnishings throughout the house.
at the back, the distance between them
ensuring maximum privacy. The dining room and living room are
connected, as are the kitchen, family room
There is a telescoping effect as one and breakfast nook. The kitchen has stain-
moves through the covered entryway re- less steel appliances and granite counters.
cessed between the jutting two-car garage
and the guest bedroom suite, moving from The master suite is tucked away, be-
confined to ever-expanding space inside yond an alcove with an “art niche,” re-


Neighborhood: Falcon Trace
Year built: 2006

Lot size: 51’ by 170’, one-quarter acre
Home size: 2,100 square feet

Construction: Concrete block with stucco
Bedrooms: 2
Baths: 2

Additional features: Den, high ceilings, crown molding, knock-
down finish on walls and ceilings, tray ceiling, marble sills, bay
window, arches, brick-paved driveway, covered and screened
brick-paved porch, laundry room, two-car garage, storm shut-
ters, lake views, close to pool and clubhouse, secluded location

near shopping
Listing agency: Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Listing agent: Peggy Hewett, 772-321-4282
Listing price: $295,000

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There were more treats than tricks in the mainland real estate market during Halloween week, as 38
single-family residences and lots changed hands from Oct. 30-Nov. 3 (some shown below).
The top sale of the week in Vero Beach was the house at 415 Sapphire Way. Originally listed in February for
$650,000, this 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 2,987-square-foot house sold for $564,990 on Oct. 31.
In Sebastian, the week’s top sale was the home at 633 Gossamer Wing Way. First listed in September for
$360,000, the 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom, 1,939-square-foot residence sold for $342,500 on Oct. 30.


VERO BEACH 415 SAPPHIRE WAY 2/7/2017 $650,000 10/31/2017 $348,080
VERO BEACH 6149 GRAYSEN SQUARE 12/7/2016 $350,645 10/31/2017 $342,500
SEBASTIAN 633 GOSSAMER WING WAY 9/28/2017 $360,000 10/30/2017 $310,000
SEBASTIAN 518 CROSS CREEK CIRCLE 7/31/2017 $317,000 11/1/2017 $300,000
VERO BEACH 4219 ABINGTON WOODS CIRCLE 8/21/2017 $319,900 10/31/2017 $245,000
VERO BEACH 2175 46TH AVENUE 6/12/2017 $262,500 11/2/2017 $245,000
SEBASTIAN 686 WIMBROW DRIVE 8/14/2017 $245,000 10/31/2017 $237,450
VERO BEACH 5740 CORSICA PLACE 8/30/2017 $241,900 10/30/2017 $235,000
VERO BEACH 730 34TH COURT SW 6/8/2017 $269,900 10/31/2017 $233,000
SEBASTIAN 368 TOLEDO STREET 9/22/2017 $240,000 10/31/2017 $232,000
VERO BEACH 6205 60TH COURT 8/10/2017 $239,000 10/31/2017 $230,000
VERO BEACH 1067 4TH LANE SW 8/16/2017 $240,000 11/3/2017 $215,000
VERO BEACH 4951 CORSICA SQUARE 12/16/2016 $235,000 10/30/2017 $215,000
VERO BEACH 4261 ABINGTON WOODS CIRCLE 5/14/2016 $215,000 11/1/2017 $215,000
SEBASTIAN 182 SPRING VALLEY AVENUE 8/14/2017 $229,900 10/31/2017 $213,000
SEBASTIAN 13570 MYSTIC DRIVE UNIT#301 9/19/2017 $219,000 11/1/2017 $195,000
SEBASTIAN 607 CAPON TERRACE 9/14/2017 $199,900 10/31/2017 $195,000
SEBASTIAN 1407 TRADEWINDS WAY 9/3/2017 $199,900 10/30/2017 $185,000
VERO BEACH 5025 FAIRWAYS CIRCLE UNIT#B105 5/6/2017 $219,000 10/30/2017 $176,000
SEBASTIAN 942 JAMAICA AVENUE 9/29/2017 $176,900 11/2/2017 $175,000
VERO BEACH 410 10TH AVENUE 2/28/2017 $199,000 10/31/2017 $175,000
SEBASTIAN 6258 MIRROR LAKE CT 6258 CT #6258 5/1/2017 $184,995 10/30/2017 $170,000
VERO BEACH 1723 33RD AVENUE 8/4/2017 $175,000 11/3/2017 $165,000
VERO BEACH 404 HAWTHORNE LANE 9/20/2017 $173,000 11/3/2017 $158,000
VERO BEACH 784 MIDDLETON DRIVE 9/16/2017 $160,000 10/30/2017 $155,000
VERO BEACH 1615 42ND SQUARE UNIT#102 9/13/2017 $164,900 10/31/2017 $137,000
VERO BEACH 1812 7TH AVENUE 9/13/2017 $155,000 11/1/2017 $137,000
SEBASTIAN 6209 RIVER RUN DRIVE N UNIT #6209 7/15/2017 $144,900 11/3/2017 $134,000
VERO BEACH 1630 17TH COURT SW 9/22/2017 $134,000 11/1/2017 $127,500
VERO BEACH 691 S CENTRE COURT UNIT#102 2/7/2017 $149,000 11/2/2017 $120,000
VERO BEACH 605 W LAKE JASMINE CIRCLE #207 12/1/2016 $120,000 10/31/2017 $113,600
VERO BEACH 1046 27TH STREET 7/3/2017 $127,500 11/2/2017 $105,000
VERO BEACH 1356 24TH PLACE SW 7/9/2017 $130,000 11/1/2017 $100,000
VERO BEACH 5025 FAIRWAYS CIRCLE UNIT#B107 9/1/2017 $105,000 10/31/2017 $93,000
VERO BEACH 2546 57TH CIRCLE UNIT#2546 4/3/2017 $115,000 10/31/2017 $89,000
VERO BEACH 4075 42ND SQUARE 4/11/2017 $90,000 10/30/2017

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Listing Date: 12/7/2016 Listing Date: 9/28/2017
Original Price: $350,645 Original Price: $360,000
Sold: 10/31/2017 Sold: 10/30/2017
Selling Price: $348,080 Selling Price: $342,500
Listing Agent: Shane Reynolds Listing Agent: Joti Hahn

Selling Agent: Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Intl Selling Agent: RE/MAX Crown Realty

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Listing Date: 7/31/2017 Listing Date: 8/21/2017
Original Price: $317,000 Original Price: $319,900
Sold: 11/1/2017 Sold: 10/31/2017
Selling Price: $310,000 Selling Price: $300,000
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Coming Up! Skulls are fitting
‘memento’ in
HOME IN ON TOUR Vero artist’s
By SAMANTHA BAITA | Staff Writer
[email protected]

1 Most of us (possibly more of
the female persuasion) ab-
solutely love wandering through
a gorgeous “designer house,” and
here’s a terrific opportunity to
do just that: A brand-new, four-
day event, “House of Art, Culture
and Design” will be presented
by the Cultural Council of Indi-
an River County next Thursday
through Sunday, Nov. 16-Nov. 19.
Two houses on Old Oak Lane, on
the island, will be shown. Event
planners explain: The newly built
showcase house will feature the
talent and creativity of 10 Vero
Beach interior designers, who
will each completely design and
stage a fabulous room or, as the
event planners say, “transform it
into a haven of sumptuous décor
reflecting and celebrating the
Vero Beach lifestyle.” The second
lovely home, aka the Boutique
House, will be beautifully filled


B2 November 10, 2017 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | ARTS & THEATRE

Skulls are fitting ‘memento’ in Vero artist’s exhibit

By Michelle Genz | Staff Writer
[email protected]

It hit Ellen Fischer especially hard last
summer when she learned that her longtime
friend and fellow artist Lis Bech was opting to
end her chemotherapy. That fraught decision
sent Fischer, a painter and art appraiser, deep
into her background in art history as she con-
templated the notion of mortality.

Last week, as Lis lay close to death, Fisch-
er put on display the series of paintings she
made in her honor, though most visitors to
her All Saints Day show weren’t aware of that

Instead, they simply took the realistic still
lifes, hung in her central Vero studio, as me-
mento mori – Latin for “remember that we
must die,” an ancient practice dating back to
Socrates, and a long tradition in painting that
often includes depictions of human bones or
skulls. In that same tradition are the paintings
known as vanitas, popular in the 17th centu-
ry, that may include “a skull, an hourglass, a
worm,” points out Fischer, the former curator
at the Vero Beach Museum of Art and a certi-
fied art appraiser.

Symbols of death, “they make us think
about life,” she says.

Fischer, who writes regularly on fine art
for 32963, had profiled Bech for this paper in

cibo ~ vino ~ famiglia ~ amici 2013; in the course of the interview, Fischer I turned off the lights at night,” she says. “It
says, the two became much closer. didn’t convey a spiritual presence to me but it
NRoewseArvcacteipotnins g did convey a strong human presence.”
for 2pman-k8spgmiving Fischer had kept Bech apprised of the proj-
ect’s progress. “She wasn’t shy about talking Through her the touch of her brush,
398 21st Street • Miracle Mile about death. I don’t think she knew I was do- though, an almost metaphysical transfer
Dinner Monday through Sunday ing it for her, but she certainly approved of it.” happened on the canvas, giving the viewer an
impression of feeling the object.
from 5pm For Fischer, the skull that was the model
for the still life paintings took on a powerful “You touch the canvas as though you’re
amalfiProper Attire Requested presence in her studio. “It was the first thing touching the object itself,” she says of the
I looked at when I turned on the lights in the painting process. “Some passes are vig-
F7or7re2se.r5va6tio4ns.p8le2as1e c8all morning and the last thing I looked at when orous but some are like putting a just a


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breath of color on. That’s how you get tac- Sexton’s easel. “It always drew my eye,” says show featured a series of portraits done from the Vero Beach Museum of Art, Lis loved to
tile quality that you can feel only with your Fischer, a frequent visitor to Sexton’s ranch online mug shots. “Another type of head,” she paint shorebirds, particularly egrets.
eyes in a painting.” west of Vero. Now, with the urge to paint says. “The skull was a natural progression.”
it herself, she asked Sexton to borrow it. “I Two years ago, Bech herself painted a
That frisson-inducing aspect in viewing In one painting, the skull faces backwards. memento mori series, of dead cows sur-
knew I’d have it several That seemed to sooth viewers last week, who rounded by vultures. She called the series
Ellen Fischer paintings. PHOTOS BY: GORDON RADFORD months,” she says. declared the painting their favorite, Fischer “Kissimmee River Circle of Life” and post-
says. It was as if the skull was being discreet. ed it on her Facebook page. Asked in a
the skull on the canvas is in a way the very Sexton handed it to comment why she painted them, Lis wrote,
point of the memento mori. If we can’t yet Fischer in a plastic bag There were other skulls in Fischer’s Day “Maybe because I’ve been so close to death
feel our inevitable death, we can see it com- from Target, after it got of the Dead tribute. There were paintings so many times this year.” That was in 2015.
ing through reminders. a good scrubbing from of two deer skulls she has owned for years.
Sean’s wife Sharon in the And another large canvas showed two bird Bech died last Friday, three days after
As visitors walked through the exhibit kitchen sink. The un- skulls with long beaks, one from a pelican, Fischer’s show.
though, at least one, artist Quentin Walter, ceremonious nature of the other an egret. That one she rested on
had thoughts of the past. the transfer seemed to top of a red clay pot – the belly of the bird. “A sad day for many,” says Fischer,
strike Fischer right away, Of all the memento mori, that one, with its mourning her loss. “She had so many
“Whose skull is it?” she asked.Walter wasn’t in contrast to the associ- prankish positioning, seemed most mind- friends and former students who were in-
wondering about the current owner; she was ations often made with ful of Lis Bech. A middle-school art teach- spired by her in so many ways. I had been
thinking of its original one. human bones, that range er for many years, as well as a teacher at expecting this for a couple of weeks now –
from mystical fervor to and still it is a shock to hear the news.” 
On loan from lifelongVero artist and ranch- maudlin revulsion. Dis-
er Sean Sexton, the skull has been a fixture in missing those imagin-
his studio for 30 years. Determined to be of a ings, she chose to capture
middle-age woman likely of Asian descent, it on her canvas the quotidian unveiling. “The
came into his hands through a neighbor who second I pulled the bag down around the eye
was a sheriff’s detective; the skull was taken in sockets, I knew I had to paint it.”
some long-ago raid, presumably purchased That is the least formal of Fischer’s efforts,
from some supply store for science or medi- though not the only one with an element of
cal endeavors back in the day. humor. Several paintings include a blue-
gray gourd Sexton had handed her as she
Sexton, who counts among his favorite left his ranch that day. Sexton was thinking
paintings one by Cezanne of three skulls, first the shapes were complementary. To Fischer,
used the skull in one of his most spectacular the skull and gourd’s function were similar.
paintings, “Song of the South,” a large tableau “They’re containers,” she says.
of a table with a grass green striped cloth lad- So was the cardboard box that appears in
en with gourds and ears of corn. Under the other paintings. The box, with its matte sur-
table, representing the past, Sexton says, is face, contrasts with the sheen of the gourd
the skull sitting next to large animal bones, and skull. It also just happened to be handy to
including a horse’s skull. pop over the skull whenever guests stopped
by – “so they wouldn’t freak out,” says Fischer.
“I’ve used it in probably 20 paintings,” Sex- Following her contemplative memento
ton says of the relic. mori months of painting, Fischer moved on
to her typical summer travel. This year, her
The skull seemed part of the family, Fisch- easel followed her to Indiana, where she once
er says, present much of the time in front of lived; she was director of the Museum of Art
in Lafayette, and earned a BFA from Indiana
University before getting an MFA from the
School of the Art Institute of Chicago. On a
trip to the Lake Michigan shore in July, she
painted “Dunes.” That landscape just won
Best of Show at the Best of the Best Juried Ex-
hibition at Fort Pierce’s A.E. Backus Museum.
The show is on view through Nov. 17.
In Vero, Fischer’s last solo show was at the
Center for Spiritual Care in fall of 2015. That

B4 November 10, 2017 VeroNews/Sebastian River News | ARTS & THEATRE

A pair of strum-tuous feasts for classic guitar fans

By Michelle Genz | Staff Writer “But it is also filled with rhythm and sounds Miguel Bonachea. PHOTOS: DENISE RITCHIE
[email protected] that are not from the concert hall, but from
the people.
Classical guitar is a genre of music with
broad appeal across generations, nationali- “When these guys play some straight-
ties and musical tastes. With a repertoire ex- ahead music like Bach, even if it doesn’t
panding as fast as its audience, two local arts have cross-pollination, you’re still listening
organizations have invited classical guitarists to these guys that have all these Brazilian
to perform for benefit concerts in the coming grooves,” he says. “You understand that clas-
weeks, both in intimate settings. sical guitar music is always going to carry
within it that DNA, sometimes subtly and
Cuban-born Miguel Bonachea will play at sometimes really overtly.”
Marsh Island’s clubhouse next Saturday, Nov.
18, in an event benefiting Stouthouse, an Luiz and Lora are Sao Paulo natives who
ambitious artist-in-residence program now studied classical guitar together as high
in its third year. Stouthouse funds stipends school students. Both went on to study in the
for select musicians, writers and fine artists U.S., Lora at the University of Miami, where
for retreats at the secluded Sebastian home he earned a master’s degree under classical
of the late painter and stained-glass artist guitarist Dr. Rene Gonzalez; Luiz earned his
Weldon Stout. Bonachea played in June at master’s at Manhattan School of Music un-
the exhibition for the latest Stouthouse art- der David Leisner and now heads the guitar
ist, Manuel Ojea, a fellow Cuban who recog- department at SUNY-Purchase.
nized Bonachea from having seen him play
in Cuba. In 2006, the duo won the Concert Artists
Guild International Competition.
Then in December, the Atlantic Classical
Orchestra is bringing two young Brazilian In 2014, the two performed with cellists
guitarists to the Orchid Island Beach Club. Yo-yo Ma and Carlos Prieto at the Festival
Joao Luiz and Douglas Lora, who perform as Leo Brouwer in Havana. It was that perfor-
Brasil Guitar Duo, were invited to perform for mance that prompted Brouwer to give his
ACO’s sixth annual benefit at the suggestion permission to the duo to perform and record
of ACO’s conductor, David Amado. He heard “Book of Songs” in the U.S.
about them through their manager, a mutual
friend, and launched a recording project with Amado has shown his affinity for the gui-
the duo and Delaware Symphony Orchestra, tar before; he was nominated for a Latin
which he conducts in addition to ACO. Grammy for Delaware Orchestra’s collabo-
ration with the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet.
“They’ve had an impressive career,” he “That got me plugged into the classical guitar
says. “And I have a soft spot for classical gui- world. It made this seem like a fun idea.”
“These two guys are incredible musicians
For Amado, who trained as a pianist and and the nicest people you could ever meet,”
is the son and grandson of professional vio- he says. “They’re lovely, warm people, great
linists, the guitar won his heart for its range. fun to be with and great fun to listen to.”
“What’s compelling about the guitar, espe-
cially in the classical school context, is that Miguel Bonachea is already well-known to
it’s always been an instrument that slides Vero’s music scene. He performs frequently
effortlessly between concert music and pop- in solo concerts at Christ by the Sea Method-
ular music. Whether that be folk, pop, rock ist church and as a duet with harpist Gretch-
’n’ roll, music from the land – whatever, the en Cover.
guitar is always there.”
Bonachea was a professor of guitar in
The concerto he recorded with the duo, Cuba and Colombia before moving to Miami
written by Cuban composer Leo Brouwer, in 2010, moving up to Vero from not long af-
has formal movements as you would expect. ter. He quickly made friends with the Flores
brothers, Marcos the music director at Christ
by the Sea Methodist Church and Jose Daniel,

NOopwen It’s a date. then music director at Community Church. “a very difficult and important piece,” says
He formed a harp duo with Gretchen Cover; Bonachea. “I haven’t played it in 30 years,
AL 13068 Join us for a lunch that they recently recorded a CD together. so it’s kind of a new piece for me.”
you will remember.
At his Nov. 18 concert at Marsh Harbor, Another more recent work, “Cathedral,”
Call with an opening on Bonachea will play for the first time in pub- by Augustin Barrios Mangore of Paraguay,
your calendar. lic a series of seven preludes from that al- represents guitar music from the early 20th
bum. “Florentine Preludes” were written by century. And there will be a work by the
772-562-8491 Anthony Sidney specifically for the record- great early 20th century Brazilian compos-
ing. er, Heitor Villa Lobos.
Assisted Living & Memory Care Bonachea will play a traditional Cuban “Audiences for classical guitar have
“son” by composer Eduardo Martin, his for- changed a lot,” says Bonachea. “Now you
2100 10th Avenue l Vero Beach, FL 32960 mer classmate in Cuba. have a lot of young guitarist virtuosos out
there and we have a lot of new pieces from
Before Bonachea left Cuba, he per- new composers all around the world.”
formed internationally including in eastern
Europe, Belgium, Martinique and Mexico. The Marsh Island benefit concert, Viva
During that time, he frequently performed Stouthouse, is Saturday, Nov. 18 from 7 p.m.
Johann Sebastian Bach’s Prelude, Fugue to 9 p.m. at the Marsh Island Clubhouse.
and Allegro, originally written for lute and

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9155 Marsh Island Drive. Tickets are $125. plays Tuesday December 12 at 4:30 p.m. at the COMING UP ing to his website, “at one time or another
For more information, email quentinart@ Orchid Island Beach Club in Vero. Tickets are pissed off just about everybody in South or call 772.589.8826. $150. Go to https://atlanticclassicalorchestra. CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 Florida, including his own bosses,” it has
com for more information.  nevertheless earned multiple awards
The Brasil Guitar Duo benefiting ACO over the past three decades and regular-
ly has its thousands of avid fans laughing
hysterically, and/or mulling thoughtful-
ly, over their morning coffee. Tickets are
$150 per person and can be obtained by
contacting Literacy Services at 772-778-
2223. Show time is 6:30 p.m.

3 Well-known local portrait and
plein air painter – and transplant

from Connecticut – Judy Burgarella

with an array of wares from beachside is the Emerson Center’s Foyer Gallery
retail businesses. Talk about temptation.
The four-day schedule: Nov. 16, 6 p.m. to 9 Featured Artist for November and De-
p.m. – Gala Preview with food, entertain-
ment and, best of all, a chance to stroll cember, with a show entitled “Florida:
through the homes; Nov. 17, 5 p.m. – Bub-
bles Bar, wine tasting from Vero Beach Paradise through the eyes of an artist.”
wine connoisseurs; Nov. 18, noon – Lun-
cheon and Fashion Show featuring four The Florida-centric exhibition includes
beachside shops; Nov. 19, 3 p.m. – High
Tea and what will no doubt be a fascinat- landscapes, seascapes, florals, wildlife,
ing and inspiring discussion by a panel of
designers. The homes will be open to the local landmarks, exhibiting not only
public Nov. 17, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Nov. 18,
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Nov. 19, noon to 5 Burgarella’s ebullient personality and
p.m. A pavilion on the grounds, elegant,
no doubt, will be the venue for the follow- obvious enthusiasm for art, but her love
ing three days. Tickets are required and
available (while they last) at: Houseofart- for her adopted state, as well. Included; Stringer Gallery;
and the Cultural Council office in down- in the exhibition is a work with special
town Vero. Sounds fabulous, n’est-ce pas?
meaning for the artist: a pastel of the

great Seminole leader Osceola. With a

lifelong love of learning, as a new Floridi-

an, Burgarella had delved into the state’s

history and became fascinated with Os-

ceola. “He was fierce and ruthless, but a

great man. And he was only part Indian.

He was Scottish, English and Indian, but

all Seminole in his heart.” Determined to

portray him as he really was, she sought

a true likeness, and discovered that the

Seminole warrior’s

2 Native Floridi- death mask exist-
an Carl Hiaas-
en, the legendary ed at the New York
Miami Herald jour-
nalist and prolific Historical Soci-
author, will speak at
the Windsor Beach ety. Burgarella was
Club Tuesday, as
part of the Literacy able to get a private
Services of Indian
River County’s Love showing, and the
of Literacy Author
Series. In spite of the experience moved
fact that Hiaasen’s
weekly newspaper her greatly. A public
column has, accord-
reception will take

place at the Gallery

Nov. 9, 5 p.m. to 7

p.m. Gallery hours

Brasil Guitar; Duo João Luiz are Monday through
and Douglas Lora
Friday, 10 p.m. to 4

Carl Hiaasen. p.m. and Sunday, 10

a.m. to noon. 


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Citron Bistro: Achieving equilibrium in the Village Shops

BY TINA RONDEAU My grouper was grilled with a white Seared Ahi Tuna.
Columnist beurre blanc and served atop a bed of jas-
mine rice. It was accompanied by grilled PHOTOS BY GORDON RADFORD
It was a perfect Vero fall evening, and as asparagus drizzled with a white bal-
we discussed where to relax with a glass of samic. My husband’s pan-seared
wine after a stressful day, it seemed almost swordfish was also grilled (you
unimaginable to not dine al fresco. can get it blackened if desired)
and was served with a plan-
So off we went to the Village Shops, tain-sweet potato mash, hari-
which Jay and Joan McLaughlin have cots vert and carrots.
tastefully restyled into an oasis of bou-
tiques set among oaks and palms in the Both seafood entrées were
heart of Indian River Shores. gorgeous pieces of fish, nicely
seasoned, and cooked to per-
As we approached the Citron Bistro, the fection.
McLaughlins’ clubby trattoria where the
food is consistently as good as any around, On this visit, we decided to for-
it quickly became apparent that others had go Citron’s house-made desserts,
beat us to the idea of dining under the stars. which we have enjoyed on many
But happily, the hostess had one unre-
served table in the courtyard, and we settled In addition to Equilibrium, the
down under one of Citron’s colorful blue and Citron Bistro offers a more than ade-
green umbrellas to the task of recovering our quate selection of beers and wines. The
equilibrium. only thing lacking is a liquor license that

Marinated Pan Seared
Pork Chop.

As fortune would have it, we didn’t have would allow diners to enjoy a pre-dinner Chocolate Mousse reckon it is a small price to pay to have a
to look very far. There on the wine list was cocktail. With an appetizer, entrée and Cake. great neighborhood bistro in the Shores.
a bottle of Equilibrium ($46) just waiting a modest bottle of wine, a party of two
to be ordered. should be able to dine at the Citron Bistro (which is going strong after more than 30 I welcome your comments, and en-
for about $110. years), we would describe Citron Bistro as courage you to send feedback to me at
This lighthearted white blend – a com- an “under-the-radar” gem. [email protected].
bination of sauvignon blanc, chardonnay Whether you wind up dining inside or
and muscat – turned out to be just the thing out, the McLaughlins have given residents For those who have not yet discovered The reviewer dines anonymously at
to restore a “state of harmonious balance,” of the northern side of our island a “neigh- it, a final reminder to make reservations restaurants at the expense of Vero Beach
and it subsequently paired mighty well borhood joint” for a pretty nice neighbor- in season and to come on the early side. 32963. 
with the food. hood. In a manner similar to their restau- Citron Bistro’s agreement with Indian
rant on Manhattan’s Upper East Side River Shores is that everyone will be out Hours:
For starters on this evening, I went with and on their way home by 9:30, meaning Daily, 5pm to 8pm
the house salad ($7) and my husband or- that diners are not seated after 8 p.m. Beverages: Beer and wine
dered the Caesar ($7). My salad was a mix
of Arcadian greens, sweet drop peppers, It seems a bit early to us as well, but I Address:
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Then for entrées, I decided to try the
pan-seared black grouper special ($36),
and my husband chose the fresh catch,
which this evening was swordfish ($29).

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11 Puzzle (5) 6 One-liners (4)
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17 Smooth out (eyebrows)(6) 13 Maintained firmly (8)
19 Illusion (9) 14 Acts as sub (6,2)
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ACROSS 67 Go downhill 5 Island off the 79 What’s My Line?
68 Area of San Malay Peninsula regular
1 Sophocles opus
11 Of bees Francisco, ___ 6 Without medical 80 John Lennon
16 Ostentatious Valley care book, ___ in the
69 Semester tester Works
display 71 Tunnels 7 Type of painting
20 Dental floss, for 73 Anesthetic 8 Hold firmly 82 The quicker
75 It “blows up real 9 Night times, in ads waker-upper
one good” 10 Poison indicators
21 1961 monster 76 Predicament 11 Mushroom variety 84 The Newt
78 Sipped 12 Courtesy Network?
movie 81 English elle
22 Russian city 83 Fuente output 13 He played the 87 Coop group
23 Dangling carrots, 84 Dire situation villain in Die Hard 90 More inclined to
85 Card table stake With a Vengeance
perhaps 86 Disposes of listen at doors
24 Word in a Fugard evidence, perhaps 14 Who-knows-how- 91 Beat at a meet
88 McCartney’s long 93 Like fresh bread,
title McCartney
25 Russian river album, e.g. 15 Stats, often: abbr. perhaps
26 Comic strip 89 Like ___ not 16 The Tenant 95 “We’ll see ’em ___
90 Landlord’s dictum director
exclamation 92 Errata first” (King Lear)
27 City on the Rhone 94 Namesakes of 17 Two-word threat 96 Civil War general
28 Bemused looks Alphonse’s friend 18 Darned 97 Follower of “a la”
29 San Antonio 96 Laments 19 Luther and
97 Pulverize Sleuth, e.g. 98 Insect
Peak, formerly 98 Post-jogging 28 The Tin Drum appendages
30 Used a prie-dieu sounds
31 Down-home side 99 Senator Kefauver author 100 Agreement
100 Israel’s foreign 29 Campsite invader 101 Ed’s mouse
dish minister, 1977-79 30 Kitchen whistler 102 Surprise of a sort
32 Becomes aware 101 Connie in The 31 Goldfinger 103 Grafted, in
of 102 Place for an ace portrayer heraldry
33 West African river 105 Snobs put them 32 Clinton Cabinet 104 Raze, with “down”
36 Dave Garroway’s on 106 “Did I tell you?”
106 Embattled member 107 Thermos top,
Today show Balkans 33 Crucial situation,
signoff 107 Clavicle often
37 Ran after 109 God, to Gaius in tennis 108 Jack’s home
38 Sartre play, No 110 Restaurant sign, 34 Huffings and
___ “___ Joe’s” The Washington Post
39 Ty Cobb and Al 111 Burkina Faso, puffings
Kaline before 35 Birthday that’s still ANYTHING GOES By Merl Reagle
41 His day is April 25 112 Puzzle man Rubik
43 Home away from 113 Lycidas, for one ten years too early Certified Collision
home, at times 114 Oliver North’s for Willard Scott to Repair Center
44 Certain notes superior, once notice you
45 Travel like 36 Butter ingredient
Magellan DOWN 37 Less-than-sterling
46 Adherent’s suffix 1 “Bee’s concern grade
49 Rachmaninoff 2 River into Donegal 40 Smooth-talking
work 42 Waterproof cover
51 Moonwalker Bay 47 Collide with
Eugene 3 First word in a 48 Passer-turned-
53 More, to Moreno pitchman
55 Playful fish-eater carol 50 Drives
56 Scottish town 4 Common 51 Navigator’s place
58 Hungarian dog 52 Put the kibosh on
59 Phonograph part contraction 54 Smug ones
60 A Rocky or a Star 57 Brit. letter carrier’s
Trek stop
61 Tar 62 Crude vehicles
64 Up ___ (100 per 63 “Aromatic” boats
cent) 65 Anoints anew
66 Junior Walker’s 70 Tennyson poem
instrument 72 C-rated
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eyes, etc.
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Benjamin Franklin wrote, “A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the WEST 54 EAST
tongue you may never get over.” 53 J763 QJ72
Q 10 8 6 KQ6 973
A slip of a card may cost you a contract, whether you are the declarer or a defender. It is 42 Q 10 9
important, of course, that when an opponent slips, you make him pay. Do not slide also A 10 9 8 5 SOUTH 732
and give him a chance to regain his footing. K 10 6
In this deal, how should South plan the play in three no-trump after West leads the club AK85
10? J4

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

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

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


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ONGOING in’ for the Lagoon Charity Golf Tournament &
Dinner at Bent Pine Golf Club. Thurs. 6 p.m.
Vero Beach Museum of Art - DeWitt Boutelle af- cocktails and dinner (non-players welcome);
ter Thomas Cole: The Voyage of Life thru Jan. 7 and Fri. tournament, lunch and wards reception.
Masters of American Photography thru Jan. 14.

Riverside Theatre - Hank Williams: Lost Highway, 16|17 American Jazz 1890-1945,
a musical tribute on the Stark Stage thru Nov. 12. performed by Indian River
Charter High School Visual and Performing Arts
McKee Botanical Garden - It’s a Jungle out students,6:15 at CHS, $20 Thurs; $45 & $90 Fri-
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Downtown Vero Beach – monthly 5 to 8 p.m. November 11 | Veterans Day Ceremonies at Veterans Memorial Island Sanctuary and Riverview Park 16-19 House of Art, Culture &
First Friday Gallery Strolls. Design to benefit Cultural
11 Bazaar, Bake Sale and Craft Show, 8 13 Opening Tea for The Circle, a giving Council of IRC - Old Oak Lane home becomes
NOVEMBER a.m. to Noon at St. Francis Manor. circle funding Vero Beach Museum of a Designer Show House. Thurs. 6 p.m. Opening
772-562-8575 Art outreach programs, 3 to 5 p.m. at Marsh Is- Night Gala with cocktails & dessert, $135; Fri.
9 Art-tini Night, 3 to 7:30 p.m. at Marriott land Clubhouse. 772-231-0707 5 pm. Wine Tasting and Cigar Bar, $50; Sat. 12
Springhill Suites hosted by Vero Beach Art 11 Veterans Day Ceremony, 11 a.m. at p.m. Luncheon and Fashion Show, $100; Sun. 12
Club - exhibits by Sebastian Middle School stu- Riverview Park hosted by City of Se- 14 Friends Fall Luncheon celebrating the p.m. Classic Car Show; and 3 p.m. High Tea with
dents and VBAC members. Free. 772-231-0303 bastian, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ameri- works of Richard Rodgers, 11:30 a.m. panel of designers, $50. House open to public
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Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County at Bent Pine Golf Club to benefit Sun- 15 2017 National Philanthropy Day Cele- 5 to 11 p.m. Fri.; Noon to 11 p.m. Sat.; Noon
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9 Emerson Center’s Humanity Series pres- corporate philanthropists. $75. 772-538-0815 17-19 Vero Beach High School
ents author Jay Barnes on When the Wind 13 Bridge in the Garden, 9 a.m. at McKee Performing Arts Dept. pres-
Blows: Florida’s Hurricane History, 7 p.m. at Em- Botanical Garden - duplicate bridge 16|17 Environmental Learning ents Little Women, the Musical, Fri./Sat. 7 p.m.,
erson Center. Free. 772-778-5249 and luncheon. $75. 772-794-0601 Center’s 25th annual Golf- Sun. 2 p.m. at VBHS PAC. 772-564-5497

9-26 Vero Beach Theatre Guild presents 17-19 Sugar & Spice-themed Fes-
the hilarious musical Little Shop of tival of Trees to benefit Riv-
Horrors, staring Ben Earman. 772-562-8300 erside Children’s Theatre – Festival Forest, San-
ta’s Village, Christmas Shoppe, Ice Skating Rink
10 Patriot Golf Day at Grand Harbor Golf and Grand Festival Hall. Fri.6 p.m. Gala Preview
Club to benefit Folds of Honor Foun- Party with hors d’oeuvres, open bar and holiday
dation scholarships, 8 a.m. registration, Color
Guard ceremony and flyover and 9 a.m. shot- Solutions from Games Pages ACROSS DOWN
gun start followed by BBQ awards luncheon. in November 3, 2017 Edition 1 DEBRIEF 1 DETERMINATION
$100. 772-778-9200 5 PIPES 2 BEING
10 Cox Gifford Seawinds Community 9 ORINOCO 4 FOODPROCESSOR
Outreach invites local veterans to 10 REGROUP 5 PRICE
Champions of Freedom Veteran Appreciation 11 EVENT 6 PROVERB
Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. at the Vero Beach Coun- 12 IRRESPONSIBLE 7 SHORTTEMPERED
try Club. Free; limited seating. 772- 562-2365 15 ADMIN 13 REMOVAL

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erans Memorial Island Sanctuary with
guest speaker Lt. Gen. Flora D. Darpino, U.S.
Army 39th Judge Advocate General.


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Howl at the Moon show, $175; Sat. 10 a.m. to November 23 | Tenth annual Thanksgiving Day Trot Against Poverty fit For the Love of Paws Senior Pet Sanctuary. $75
8 p.m. & Sun. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $10 adults; $5 includes shooting, prizes and lunch. 772-539-2417
under 12. Breakfast with Santa, 9 a.m. Sat. & lia Ballroom $50 dinner & show. 772-778-1522 18 Tactical 10K and 2-Mile Run/Walk, 7
Sun. $22/$18 (includes festival admission). riv- a.m. from South Beach Park to raise 23 Tenth annual Thanksgiving Day Trot or 772-231-6990 18 Viva Stouthouse, 7 p.m. at Marsh Is- fund for Vero Beach Police Dept. equipment. Against Poverty, 5K Walk/Run followed
land Clubhouse to benefit the Stout- 772-978-4679 by free sweet potato pancake breakfast, 7:30 a.m.
17 Symposium on Poverty and Justice house stipend and building fund - classical at Riverside Park (7:15 free children’s ¼-mile) to
Reform hosted by United Against Pov- guitarist Miguel Bonachea, refreshments and 19 Capt. Hiram’s River Challenge Sprint benefit United Against Poverty. 772-770-0740
erty, 8:30 a.m. at IRSC Richardson Center fea- silent auction. $125. 772-589-8826 Triathlon: Tri-ing to Save our River,
turing national, regional and local speakers and 7:30 a.m. at Capt. Hiram’s -500M river swim, 23 11th annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner,
panelists focusing on “Implementing Innovative 18 Treasure Coast Chorale presents 12-mile bicycle ride and 5K run to support CCA, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at First Church
Local Services to Reduce Incarceration and Re- There’s No Business Like Snow Busi- ELC and ORCA. of God. Free to all. 772-562-2256
cidivism.” Free. 772-770-0740 ness - A Celebration of the Winter Season, 7
p.m. at First Baptist Church. $10 donation ap- 19 Inaugural Trap/Skeet Shoot, 9 a.m. at Indi- 24 Main Street Vero Beach Downtown
17 Women’s Refuge 20th Year Anniversa- preciated. 772-231-3498 an River County Shooting Range to bene- Friday Street Party, 6 to 9 p.m. on 14th
ry Gala, 6 p.m. at First Church of God, Avenue. Free. 772-643-6782
with keynote speaker Dr. Wayne Creelman, mu-
sical entertainment and gourmet dinner. 772- 25 ELC EcoTalks Speaker Series: Prehis-
770-4424 toric Pottery, 11 a.m. at Environmen-
tal Learning Center.
18 Vero Vino Wine & Food Festival, 4 to
6 p.m. at Heritage Center hosted by 30 To December 2 - Sunset Holiday Lights
United Center of VB - wine, beer and food pair- Canoe Trips, 5 p.m. Thurs. & Fri. at En-
ings to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of IRC. $50. vironmental Learning Center and WinterGreen Night Lights 4 to 8 p.m. Sat. at ELC, with mu-
sical entertainment, nature crafts, photos with
18 Children’s Day Plate Festival, 11 to 6 tropical Santa and canoeing a mangrove winter
p.m. as part of the Plate Project Collab- wonderland.
orative Philanthropic Exhibition at Raw Space to
benefit Childcare Resources. 772-410-9126 30 to December 3 - Sebastian River High
School Prism Concert at SRHS PAC, 7
18 Jordan Thomas Orchestra’s Tribute to p.m. Thurs. & Fri., 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. Sat., and 2
Ella Fitzgerald, featuring NYC vocalist p.m. Sun. showcasing Concert, Jazz and March-
Thana Alexa, 4:30 happy hour; 6 p.m. dinner/ ing Sharks bands, Flag & Dance Line and Choral
preshow at Italian American Civic Assn. Bella Ita- program. 772-564-4315




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