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Partnership may be ‘Lifesaver’ for Alzheimer’s, autism sufferers
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer For Chief Gene Saunders, presi- Office announced this week its said prior to the launch of Proj- It is the most widely used and
[email protected] dent of Project Lifesaver, it’s a sim- new partnership with Project Life- ect Lifesaver. But, those at risk for most effective program in the
ple choice: Take the bracelet. saver to bring the program to all wandering can get a free tracking nation designed to protect these
Protecting elderly loved ones residents in need – even those liv- bracelet through the program, at-risk populations. Designed
sometimes comes down to a Inside that bracelet, which can ing in municipalities – at no cost. which allows law enforcement to initially for those diagnosed with
choice – explain the hospital-look- be secured around the wrist or an- quickly engage in a search and dementia, Project Lifesaver has
ing bracelet on the wrist, or risk kle, is a tracker that can be moni- “We found we were not very find them before they succumb to expanded its program to include
having to identify them at the tored using radio telemetry. good in recovering” wandering the elements or worse.
morgue. Alzheimer’s patients, Saunders CONTINUED ON PAGE A4
The St. Lucie County Sheriff’s
Rec trail contractor: City stiffed us $112K
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer
Since September 2016,
residents and visitors alike
have been able to get in
touch with nature, hiking
the Savannas Recreation
Trail. But long after the
work was complete and
work crews packed up their
tools, the City of Port St.
Lucie and the contractor re-
main at odds over the trail’s
In step with The city funded the proj- Savannas Recreation Trail.
ect, located technically in PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN
Fort Pierce, as part of its
mitigation plan for the Crosstown Parkway. The suit against the city for failing to pay.
PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN original contract, signed in 2014, was for nearly The company claims the city owes more than
$877,000 plus any change orders along the way. $112,000 in unpaid work the contractor per-
Marie Luciano, 17, performed Native American dances with the Hitchiti Fast forward two years: The work was com- formed. The city disagrees, saying it only owes
during the Oxbow Eco-Center’s Earth Day celebration last Saturday.
pleted and the trail opened with fanfare. Short- approximately $13,000.
ly after, Tan Construction Services filed a law- CONTINUED ON PAGE A4
Schools tap in to city utilities’ efforts WHOA! PSL APPLYING BRAKES TO FLORESTA SPEED LIMIT
to spread water conservation message
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer Prima Vista and Port St. Lucie bou-
BY ADAM LATEN WILLSON | Correspondent Florida Section American Water [email protected] levards will be a consistent 35 mph
Works Association (FSAWWA) to once the new signs are installed.
April is water conservation host a conservation poster com- Drivers on Floresta Drive will
month, a busy time for Port St. petition among St. Lucie schools. soon see new speed limit signs after The decision was made after
Lucie Utility Systems’ Education- This year, they received about the City Council unanimously ap- seven speed studies were conduct-
al Outreach. Every year in March, proved Police Chief John Bolduc’s ed late last year and the police de-
Utility Systems teams up with CONTINUED ON PAGE A3 recommendations Monday night. partment had time to go over the
The residential corridor between CONTINUED ON PAGE A10
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WATER CONSERVATION Tomes says that their educational out- Jenny Tomes, outreach coordinator for PSL Utilities certificate, smiling the biggest smile ever.”
reach component is a major part of Utility Systems, poses with Payton Norkus, a fifth-grader and Port St. Lucie Utilities Outreach isn’t just
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 Systems’ progressive and long-reaching a finalist in this year’s “Drop Savers” contest.
plan for the future: “If [the importance of confined to the schools. Every year, they
200 submissions, a sizable increase from water conservation is] instilled in these ple’s lives. If we don’t watch our amount participate in the city’s 10-week City Uni-
the 60 posters submitted last year. kids very young, it’s something that they’ll [of water use], we won’t have water to put versity program, when adults are invited
take with them, keep with them, and then out fires.” She says that the recent presen- to take a tour of a wastewater plant, and
The theme for this year’s contest was share with their families as they get older. tation on water conservation has helped learn more about the Utilities’ daily opera-
“Drop Savers,” and focused on ways in It’s interesting to think of the impact it will confirm and further her aspirations. tion, as well as the other facets of the city’s
which families can conserve water in their have in the future. Utilities Systems is very departments. Utilities Outreach was just in
homes, such as limiting faucet use and progressive. We’ve got a 20-year plan, a 50- And it felt real good to be recognized attendance at Stuart’s Waterfest, and will
shower times. year plan, a 100-year plan, and this is part for her poster. “I was very surprised when be out at the PSL Hurricane Expo in June.
of it. We’re planning for our future. We’re [Tomes] came in and said I won. I didn’t Tomes says any chance she can get out to
At the beginning of every school year, planning for long after we’re all retired.” know I had won. I had done this for fun, but spread the word, she’ll be there.
Jenny Tomes, Outreach Coordinator for I was very excited and very happy. When
the city’s Utility Systems, meets with the Payton Norkus, a fifth-grader at Man- I was at the [City Council] meeting, I was Additionally, every March since 2005,
school district and helps contributes to atee Academy in St. Lucie West who won pretty antsy to go up there and hold up my PSL Utilities has been hosting the Best
that year’s water science curriculum. She the poster contest this year for her grade, Tasting Drinking Water Contest, also in
also meets with the students every spring, says she learned a lot of interesting tips conjunction with FSAWWA. Utilities from
to teach them about the importance of wa- throughout Tomes’ presentation. “We can all over this region compete in a blind
ter conservation and science, leading up to definitely start with trying more to con- taste-test for the best potable water. This
the contest. serve our water,” she says. “For instance, year, Port St. Lucie finished at second
when we brush our teeth, we can turn the place.
“I do a 30-minute presentation on ev- tap off. That can save about 2 gallons ev-
erything about water,” says Tomes, “where ery time you do it. Shorter showers, defi- They also hit the web this month.
our water comes from, how much water nitely. Another interesting thing I learned Throughout April, citizens were invited to
covers the earth, how much can actually was that when you water your lawn in the share their water conservation techniques
be used by people – because it’s a really morning and late at night, it doesn’t evap- on Instagram. Every week, the best tip or
scary number. About 1 percent is freshwa- orate. I thought that was pretty cool. And story was selected, and the winner got a
ter that we can use. So, I start with that just when you’re washing your car and your gift basket filled with all sorts of water-sav-
to give the kids a basic understanding of dog, do it in the lawn, so that they both get ing goodies.
why it is so important to conserve water.” watered at the same time.”
Overall, Water Utilities has been able to
With the more advanced grades, she goes Payton has dreamed of being a firefight- drastically reduce water usage city wide.
into more detailed information about PSL er since she was very young. She says that Since 2008, the city’s water use permit
Utilities’ function in the city. She teaches for her, water conservation holds special has dropped from 104 gallons per person
the students about the different types of meaning. “I know that we need water all per day to 80 gallons, mostly because of
aquifers, as well as the reverse osmosis pro- the time to put out fires, and save peo- high-efficiency appliances and toilets,
cess by which the city converts the water low-flow shower heads, and other water
from their 48 wells into potable water. and money-saving devices, says Tomes.
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CONTRACTOR LAWSUIT PROJECT LIFESAVER Gene Saunders of Project
Lifesaver demonstrates the
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 company’s lifesaving tracking
equipment. PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN
Who’s right? A judge is expected to answer those on the autism spectrum, particu-
that question, but when remains unknown. larly for children at risk of wandering and wandering will result in tragedy. ing to one of the Project Lifesaver drones.
not able to communicate. Saunders said their trackers and part- He said it’s the only drone in the world
In late February, the lawsuit was as-
signed to Circuit Civil Judge Robert Be- Children on the autism spectrum be- nerships with local law enforcement that performs this function.
langer for a non-jury trial. The trial, ac- tween the ages of 7 and 10 are the most agencies have drastically cut down the In the coming weeks, the Sheriff’s Of-
cording to court records, is expected to likely to wander, according to statistics lag time in responding and locating, from
last about three days. A date had not been provided by the Sheriff’s Office. what could be days or hours to a mere fice will be undergoing training on how
set as of press time. half-hour. to use the tracking equipment before the
Roughly half of all children with au- program officially rolls out.
Earlier this month, the Port St. Lucie City tism wander at some point from a safe The tracking tools allow searchers to
Council held a shade meeting with its legal environment – and, of those, more than hone in on the bracelet’s frequency by Anyone interested in protecting their
team to discuss the lawsuit. Details of what one third are rarely able to communi- land and air. The band has a 1-mile radius loved one – be they elderly with dementia
was discussed during the closed-door, pri- cate their name, address or phone num- on land and a 3- or 5-mile radius in the air. or young with autism – is encouraged to
vate meeting were not released. ber. contact the Sheriff ’s Office to get started
And if a search helicopter isn’t avail- on the registration process. To do so, call
At issue is whether work Tan Construc- Saunders said parents are quicker to able? “They drone,” Saunders said, point- 772-871-5303.
tion Services was already accounted for in recognize the need for a system for their
change orders signed between the two par- child than caregivers typically are for that particular complaint but countered of about $39,000 – which both sides agree is
ties or if the work is above and beyond what their elders with Alzheimer’s. that work would either have been included due. The city filed in its paperwork that the
the city approved. in the contract and change order – and, if it reason it hadn’t paid the retainage was be-
“There’s a sense of deniability,” Saun- turned out the contractor didn’t include it in cause Tan Construction had not submitted
Tan Construction Services was hired to ders said when it comes to acknowledg- the change order, then the work would have an invoice.
perform “clearing and grubbing, excavation, ing seniors’ wandering. been outside the scope of the contract.
embankment, concrete work, sodding, sig- “Until the amount owed is agreed upon by
nage, landscape and all the work needed to “I ask them, how many times do you Tan Construction included in its com- the parties or adjudicated by the Court, the
provide a trail eight feet wide and approxi- want them to do that?” Saunders said of plaint that the city has failed to even pay City owes a duty to the taxpayers to withhold
mately 1.3 miles long,” the lawsuit lists. allowing their elderly charge to wander. the owed retainage of the contract – a sum payment,” the city argues.
At some point, it will be their last wan-
The trail starts at the end of Camp Ground dering.
Road and treks north to the FEC Railroad
track. Six in 10 seniors with Alzheimer’s will
wander and they may not remember his
Tan Construction argues, in the court or her name or address, according to the
record, that the initial survey for the work Sheriff’s Office.
grossly underestimated the scope of work
needed, which affected the company’s abil- If not found within 24 hours, up to half
ity to provide a proper estimate. of individuals who wander will suffer se-
rious injury or death.
For example, the company points to a
planned walkway bridge converted to a side- “Our community is not immune to
walk “because there was no water-crossing tragedy with wanderers,” Sheriff Ken
at the location.” Mascara said. “This is a tragedy that af-
fects all communities.”
Tan encouraged Port St. Lucie to perform
a new survey once the dense stand of trees With Project Lifesaver, though, the
was cleared. The city, according to court re- sheriff hopes to further cut the risk that
cords on both sides, declined the survey.
Tan Construction also argues the city used
For the city’s part, it argues that any a measuring method not authorized to de-
changes needed would be and were handled termine the area to be cleared and grubbed.
through change orders approved by both The contractor said the method used as-
parties. sumed the land to be flat, when it was actu-
The city argues that any of the work Tan
should have been paid for was done so “The city ignored the gradient,” the con-
through the various change orders; “any tractor’s complaint reads.
such additional or extra work is outside the
express, written terms of the contract,” the The city didn’t specifically disagree with
city’s defense document reads.
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THE CELEBRATION OF
LIFE STARTS HERE
PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN
ALL FOR RUN St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian
Hester carries the torch to begin the Law
Enforcement Torch Run surrounded by the
Special Olympic athletes who benefit from the event. The run went from Fort Pierce
Central High School to the Publix shopping plaza on St. James Boulevard.
AYCOCK AT TRADITION LIFE CELEBRATION CENTER Treasure Coast coalition expecting 1,000
attendees for National Day of Prayer event
• Celebration of Life BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent to the bill, making the annual event the
• Tradition Funerals third Thursday of May.
• SpAneucnifoarglesttaObleccasion Celebrations It’s about as straightforward as events
get – prayer. While many faith groups recognize and
memorial participate in the National Day of Prayer,
On Thursday, May 3, the Treasure Coast its strongest organizers have been evan-
takes planning. Business, Civic & Ministry Coalition will gelical churches. Many evangelical lead-
host a National Day of Prayer event at the ers got together to form the National Day
WHEN YOU PLAN AHEAD, you can design every detail of your own Port St. Lucie Civic Center. It will start at of Prayer Task Force in the early 1980s to
final tribute. That way, your loved ones won’t have to guess what you 6:30 p.m. and last upwards of 90 minutes. promote recognition of the day with com-
ould have wanted, & you’ll have true peace of mind. When you’re ready munity events. Its website has user-gener-
“We’re going to open it up with the Ma- ated event announcements. Calvary Port
to get started, your Dignity Memorial® professionals can help. rine Corps honor guard,” said Christopher St. Lucie listed a National Day of Prayer
Fogal, executive director of the coalition. Service at the organization’s website. That
SERVICES INCLUDE: “Then we are going to go into prayer and will be from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 5555 NW St.
• Personalized Professional Planning Consult cover our country, our national leaders. James Drive.
• End of Life Commemorative Services We’re going to then cover education and
• Funeral Re-Planning our schools. We’re going to cover our first The coalition, Fogal said, is an upstart
responders – police, fire and rescue.” not-for-profit organization created to fos-
started on your personalized plan today & take advantage of special savings.* ter cooperation among churches. He’s or-
Along with prayers for many others. dained by Capernaum Ministries in Lake
SW Tradition Lakes Blvd. “We’re going to pray over our business Wales.
CrSeWekStWoanyy and education leaders,” Fogal continued.
AYCOCK SW Stony Creek Way SW Tradition Lakes Blvd. SW Keating Dr. “And we will pray over our civic and com- “We have a board (of directors) that
SW Hartwick Dr. munity leaders.” meets every Friday morning at 8 (a.m.),”
AT TRADITION Tradition Pkwy. SW Stony Creek Way SW Elsinore Dr. Various minsters will lead the prayer. Fogal said. “The board is composed of sev-
Tradition Pkwy. “We’re not going to get some pastors up en pastors who hold me accountable.”
LIFE CELEBRATION CENTER there who’ll pray over the crowd,” said
12571 SW TRADITION PKWY. Fogal. “The pastors will initiate prayer on Among the board members, Fogal said,
what the targeted need is. The people there is Pastor Gerald Khourie at Christ Family
port st. lucie will pray.” Church at Tradition, which meets at Tradi-
The Day of Prayer attendees in Port St. tion Town Hall, 10799 SW Civic Lane.
772-618-2336 Lucie will join countless other communi-
ties. Fogal said the coalition promotes coop-
*Subject to change without notice. Restrictions may apply. Please contact us for details. Congress designated National Day of eration among churches.
Prayer in the early 1950s. The Rev. Billy
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cidently, starting the annual event. During lar services, but does intermittently host
Aycock at Tradition Floresta Drive the Korean War he called for a national, public events. Fogal said the first was the
unifying time of prayer. Representatives Christmas Proclamation Supper in Decem-
Life Celebration Center 1504 SE Floresta DriveAycockFuneralHome-INSERT-0091-1517-OMS411 and senators liked the idea so much they ber. That, too, was at the PSL Civic Center.
Port St. Lucie Port St. Lucie introduced a joint resolution calling for an
772-618-2336 annual National Day of Prayer. “We had 270 people there,” Fogal said.
772-878-0049 President Harry Truman signed the bill The coalition expects many more for the
creating the National Day of Prayer in April National Day of Prayer.
Bayshore Blvd. Fernhill Memorial of 1952. In 1988 Congress added language “We’re going to hopefully have upward
of 1,000 seats,” Fogal said.
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Lunt (wife, Barbara); grandchildren, Sie-
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Groth, Evelyn Baird (husband, Will) and WWII, and an accomplished civil engineer.
He hardly ever left a room without mak-
CHARLES R. FISKE, 59 ing someone smile first. He was rarely still.
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Charles R. Fiske, 59, of Port St. Lucie ly doughnuts.
passed away April 14 in Fort Pierce. Charles
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FLORESTA SPEED LIMIT ‘MANUFACTURING’
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data. “It is a mountain,” Chief Bolduc told The speed limit will be lowered to 35 mph on Floresta Boulevard BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent
the council of the data collected. In his on the corridor between Prima Vista and Port St. Lucie boulevards.
opinion, it would be best to set one speed The Treasure Coast Manufacturers Asso-
limit for the corridor rather than keep the PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN ciation and CareerSource Research Coast
multiple zones. are creating 30 industrial manufacturing
dent who told the mayor he drives Floresta signs, Bolduc expressed caution that more technicians. And that’s just the start.
The study did show that one direction at least once a week. would need to be done to address the safe-
of Floresta could be set at 45 mph and the ty concerns along Floresta. “It’s something that’s relatively new,”
other direction at 35 mph. But the chief Councilman John Carvelli said support- said Marcello Dossantos, vice president
said he didn’t like that idea. “That is not ing the chief’s recommendation was easy Near the elementary school and Wawa, of strategic development at CareerSource
good practice,” he said of having differing to do. there is increased pedestrian and bicycle Research Coast. “There’re only 60 (training
speed limits. traffic. There are swales along the roadway programs) across the U.S., and this is the
As part of that recommendation, the city and limited sidewalks. first in Florida.”
State law allows municipalities to set is expected to install “smart” speed limit
their own speed limits for local roads – but signs that flash and provide speed feed- Bolduc encouraged the City Council to Earlier this month the manufacturing as-
only once studies are conducted and with- back, such as those found along South- commission a design study for the road to sociation announced the creation of a paid
in certain parameters. In Port St. Lucie, the bend Boulevard. Bolduc said the signs will determine potential traffic calming chang- apprenticeship program that will start this
law allows for the police chief to make a also collect data the city could use for fu- es to the road’s design. summer with up to 30 participants. The
recommendation to the council. ture analysis. trainees will work with participating em-
“We’ll need to do some temporary stuff” ployers while attending classes at Indian
The council good-naturedly teased Despite the lowered speed limit and new in the meantime, he said. River State College’s Corporate and Com-
Chief Bolduc for his less-than-envious sit- munity Training Institute. So far, six employ-
uation, needing to come up with a solution ers are participating. The apprenticeship
for the roadway. “It’s a hard decision to program participants will earn at least $11
have to make,” Councilwoman Jolien Cara- an hour at the start of the program, with
ballo said, addressing Bolduc. anticipated pay raises along the way. When
they complete it, they will receive national-
No one from the public addressed the ly-recognized credentials to work in manu-
matter prior to the vote, though Mayor facturing.
Gregory Oravec shared correspondence
he received from a St. Lucie West resident. The program came about after the Eco-
That resident encouraged the council to nomic Development Council of St. Lucie
keep the speed limits as they are. Oravec County reported last year what many em-
added that he followed up with the resi-
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ployers already knew – there’s a labor force IRSC is all business with Entrepreneurship conference
skills gap for manufactures seeking workers.
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent Lunch with Knight Kiplinger will be 11:30 community are aware of and take advantage
According to the “2017 Treasure Coast a.m. to 1 p.m. “He’s the publisher of the of all the business programs we have here at
Skills Gap Study,” released in February last Getting cutting-edge business intel is as Kiplinger Letter,” Kindred said. “He’s going to IRSC,” Kindred said.
year, 62 percent of surveyed manufacturers simple as showing up at the fifth annual En- talk about politics and trends and how that’s
reported having difficulties finding workers trepreneurship & Small Business Conference affecting the national economy.” He added that many are unaware of how
with the right skills for the available jobs; on Tuesday May 1. much and what kind of help is available at
this at a time when they most need to add Kindred said the conference can be just IRSC. “The thing we always hear is, ‘We had
employees. More than 90 percent of local “It’s a no-cost conference,” said Tom Kin- the start for entrepreneurs. “The day is filled no idea what all is available at the college,’”
manufacturers reported they need and plan dred Jr., director of the Florida Small Busi- with information about business resources Kindred said. For example, “we have an in-
to add workers. ness Center at Indian River State College. at the college to help your business,” he said. ternational trade specialist who’ll help man-
ufactures who want to take their products
The Florida Department of Economic The conference will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Florida SBDC at IRSC is part of a global,” he added.
Opportunity recently released its March Doors will open at the Knight Center for statewide network. “The purpose (of the
jobs report. St. Lucie County had a not-sea- Emerging Technology – 3209 Virginia Ave., Entrepreneurship & Small Business Confer- Seating is limited. To see more and register,
sonally-adjusted unemployment rate of Fort Pierce – at 7:30 a.m. ence) is so our business and entrepreneurial visit www.irscbiz.com.
4.6 percent last month. That’s down from 5
percent the previous year. There were about At 8 a.m. Jerry Parrish will speak. “He’s the
150,000 jobs in St. Lucie and Martin counties chief economist and director of research at
in March, up almost 1,500 over the year. the Florida Chamber Foundation,” Kindred
said. “He’s going to talk about demographics
The math means employers need to at- and changing trends in the State of Florida.”
tract sidelined workers and get new ones
skilled to meet their needs. The hope is the So businesspeople have a better idea who
apprenticeship program will accomplish and where the customers are.
this quickly. “Manufacturing is still adding
jobs,” Dossantos said. At 9 a.m., attendees will head into training
sessions. “There’ll be 12 workshops,” Kin-
Dossantos said the Workforce Readiness dred said, which will cover a wide range of
Task Force – which grew out of the 2017 topics from understanding business finance
Skills Gap Initiative formed after the report to cyber security.
– recommended creation of the apprentice-
ship program. It’s funded by a $488,000 grant Attendees will follow four tracks, so all
from CareerSource Florida. The participants have a chance to attend every training ses-
will learn the generalized skills manufactur- sion. There will be one on getting govern-
ers need in classrooms as they learn specific ment contracts. Another will discuss culti-
ones employers need on the job. vating the psychology of entrepreneurship.
Another will cover online marketing, and yet
“I want to alert the parents this is avail- another covers motivating teams and tap-
able, because this is going to be ongoing,” ping public relations.
Susan Haggard, CareerSource’s sector Salon”
strategy coordinator, is seeking more em-
ployers to participate in the program.
Those interested in applying to partici-
pate in the program should contact Nadege
Pierre at CareerSource Research Coast, (866)
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BY TOM LLOYD | Staff Writer Diabetic foot ulcers are considered to be Dr. W. Clark Beckett, RNs Carrie Duprey and Debbie Dill, and Dr. Amberly Paradoa. PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD
the most common as well as the most dis-
If you have a diabetic leg or foot wound, abling and costly complication of diabetes. tion, adding: “If it’s a venous leg ulcer, you to your limbs.”
you’ve got a lot friends. Each year those ulcers are directly respon- wrap it. We use Grafix a lot, which is a placen- Anyone who has diabetes can develop a
sible for upwards of 80,000 amputations na- ta-based skin graft.” She then lists a handful
Unfortunately, they’re not the kind of tionwide. of the hundreds of other products common- foot ulcer and people who use insulin are at
friends anyone really wants. ly used, including Apabrand, Mepilex, Aqua- higher risk, as are patients with diabetes-re-
“Wound care,” says Beckett, “is hard work. cel Ag, collagen and WoundEx. lated kidney, eye and heart disease. Being
They’re bacteria. It’s week after week and we see patients every overweight and using alcohol and tobacco
Some 160 different types of bacterial week. Numbers increase, volumes increase,” Why so many products? Because there are also play a role in the development of foot
pathogens with names like “staphylococcus and it’s definitely not for the faint of heart. a comparably large number of infections in- ulcers.
aureus” and “beta-hemolytic streptococ- cluding cellulitis, myositis, abscesses, necro-
ci” live, eat and breed inside such wounds, The soft-spoken Beckett continues, say- tizing fasciitis, septic arthritis, tendinitis and And treating those ulcers takes time.
and you are their primary food source and ing “a wound or an ulcer that first presents osteomyelitis that need to be treated. Nurse-manager Dill points out that patients
life-support system. to us may be very shaggy and ugly with a lot need patience. “Patients,” Dill explains,
Working to get rid of these unwelcome of dead tissue, so it’s anesthetized and [pa- According to the National Library of Med- “come here and think it’s a regular doctor’s
guests is a large part of what vascular sur- tients] get what’s called debridement, which icine, “diabetic neuropathy” and “peripheral office where they can get in and out within
geon Dr. W. Clark Beckett and podiatric is the removal of non-vital tissue. And these arterial disease” are major contributors to an hour, but we do a lot of wraps; we do total
surgeon Dr. Amberly Paradoa – along with debridements go on sometimes week after non-healing foot or leg wounds. contact casts, which take an hour and a half;
nurse-manager Debbie Dill and program week, until we get to a clean base.” we do wound VACs [quite literally a special-
director Carrie Duprey – do every day at the Diabetic neuropathy, says the Mayo Clin- ized vacuum device], which usually take a
Indian River Medical Center’s wound healing Dr. Paradoa adds venous leg ulcers, arteri- ic, “is a type of nerve damage that can occur half an hour to an hour.”
center. al wounds and traumatic wounds to the list if you have diabetes. High blood sugar (glu-
The center uses a wide range of tech- of conditions treated at the wound healing cose) can injure nerve fibers throughout The Indian River Medical Center’s wound
niques, treatments and technology to help center, and is quick to point out the impor- your body but most often damages nerves in healing center is directly east of the main hos-
people heal and manage persistent wounds. tance of seeking medical care as soon as pos- your legs and feet,” while peripheral artery pital building at 1000 36th Street. The phone
The American Podiatric Medical Associa- sible when a wound appears. disease is “a common circulatory problem in number is 772-563-4625.
tion estimates more than 21 million Ameri- which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow
cans have been diagnosed with diabetes, and “I tell [those who think they may have a di-
the Centers for Disease Control says upwards abetic wound or ulcer] to call us right away,”
of 15 percent of those diabetic patients will Paradoa says, “because I’d rather deal with a
develop ulcers or open wounds on one or small wound than a full-blown wound that
more of their extremities. goes to bone.”
Nurse-manager Dill joins the conversa-
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special. Special also is the in-ground pool, house is the scene of activities and events,
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Square footage: 2047 sq. ft. • Total square footage: 3,541 playground for kids or grandkids. The nice
One of the best things about living in Bedrooms: 3 • Bathrooms: 2
PGA Village is that you have the amenities Flooring: ceramic tile, laminate CONTINUED ON PAGE 25
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TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES
TOP SALES OF THE WEEK
A nice week on the Tradition and St. Lucie West real estate market saw 16 single-family resi-
dences and lots change hands from April 16-20 (some shown below).
The top sale of the week was the home at 11167 Lands End Chase. First listed last October for
$799,000, the 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 3.445-square-foot house sold for $735,000 on April 16.
The week’s next-best sale was the residence at 9400 Briarcliff Trace. First listed in December for
$499,000, this 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 2,669-square-foot home sold for $500,000 on April 16.
SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND LOTS
TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11167 LANDS END CHASE 10/23/2017 $799,000 4/16/2018 $500,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 9400 BRIARCLIFF TRACE 11/2/2017 $499,000 4/16/2018 $372,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 619 SW BARBUDA BAY 1/22/2018 $380,000 4/19/2018 $345,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 9172 PUMPKIN RIDGE ROAD 11/22/2017 $345,000 4/16/2018 $330,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 7012 MAIDSTONE DRIVE 3/8/2018 $346,900 4/16/2018 $272,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 383 NW TOSCANE TRAIL 1/30/2018 $279,900 4/16/2018 $260,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 8952 CHAMPIONS WAY 11/13/2017 $274,900 4/16/2018 $245,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 5335 NW WISK FERN CIRCLE 1/22/2018 $262,500 4/16/2018 $244,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 5990 NW BAYNARD DRIVE 2/11/2018 $260,000 4/18/2018 $240,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 364 NW TOSCANE TRAIL 10/4/2017 $280,000 4/18/2018 $210,000
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Listing Date: 11/2/2017 Listing Date: 1/22/2018
Original Price: $499,000 Original Price: $380,000
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Listing Agent: Moira Feely-Rekus Listing Agent: Joseph McDuffee
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Listing Date: 11/22/2017 Listing Date: 3/8/2018
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 19 you learn that every community has its own
personality. Island Point’s proximity to the
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anything, or choose to be on your own. It’s locations in PGA Village. It’s apparent that
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1 Can it possibly be 50 years
since the Beatles’ “Sgt.
Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club
Band?” Really? Must be, because
the Black Jacket Symphony is
celebrating the album’s Gold-
en Anniversary with a “full, live
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TWISTS AND TURNS APLENTY IN THRILLER ‘DEATHTRAP’
BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer Robert Pollock is Porter Milgrom, Sidney’s
[email protected] attorney.
I saw “Deathtrap” on Broadway in the “Most are veteran performers and it’s a
late 1970s and I remember I gasped aloud really strong cast,” Lester said.
at one point in the play. I know that no one That’s particularly important in a show
heard me, because everyone was gasping. like “Deathtrap,” where timing is so im-
Ira Levin, who wrote “Deathtrap,” also portant to a scene’s impact.
wrote “Rosemary’s Baby” and “The Step- “Some plays are more character driv-
ford Wives,” so fright, with a dash of come- en,” Lester said. “This is more plot driven.
dy thrown in, should not be a surprise. The The pacing has to be spot-on. We gave the
play ran for four years on Broadway cast the script a while ago, so they come
The A.C.T. Studio Theatre in Stuart will in familiar with it. We can work on per-
present “Deathtrap” May 5-20, and Richie fecting the timing of the different scenes
Lester, who directs, spoke about the play, and the sound cues. It all has to come
which he thinks is ideal for the intimate together. What makes a great action is
A.C.T. Theatre. often the reaction. A monologue is given
“In a small theater, the audience is weight by the response. The audience will
a mere feet from the stage,” he said. “It J. Paul Heiner and Dennis O’Donovan rehearse a scene from “Deathtrap.” PHOTO COURTESY OF THE A.C.T. STUDIO THEATRE be trying to guess who’s good, who’s bad
brings them into the show and that’s why and who’s going to kill whom. It’s one of
thrillers play so well. It’s been said that it’s 2/3 thriller and and Masha and Spike,” and he was looking or something the classic plays and one of the most performed. It has
1/3 devilish comedy. Some play it more for comedy. We’ve different for spring. “I wanted a popular play that would be that dinner theater feel and you don’t feel detached. It’s
maintained the original balance.” easy to stage,” he said. “It’s the classic one-set/five-char- always one step ahead of the audience.”
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in the Wings,” which will be presented at the Barn Theatre from May 10-27. PHOTO COURTESY OF DENNIS McGEADY all made careers on their youth, it doesn’t
Noel Coward was a prolific playwright mean life is over.”
and “Waiting in the Wings” was his 50th in many years. unique. To live in a house with that many
play. It takes place in “The Wings,” a charity “Lotta wants to improve the situation women and the different buttons they Marelli is very excited about his cast.
home for retired actresses. As you can imag- push, it’s a very interesting and a funny “They’re absolutely wonderful,” he said.
ine, wit abounds and the claws come out as with May,” Marelli said. “After 30 years, the play. I’m trying to put in a lot of humorous “I met with each and asked them about
famous residents Lotta Bainbridge and May son comes to see his mother. There are things any woman could relate to.” themselves so I could find out who they
Davenport continue a 30-year feud over some poignant scenes between Lotta and are. There’s always something in you that
an old love. The home is in financial straits May when they get together and between The play takes place in the later 1950s comes out in the character. I put them into
and the residents organize a fundraiser that Lotta and her son. or early 1960s, and Marelli noted that the roles they fit and they blew me away.”
is fraught with difficulties. Coward himself women are usually in house dresses. The cast includes Sherri Paradis as Lotta,
noted that beneath the froth of the play, “I think the audience of the Barn can re- and Linda Rosenfeld as May. Also featured
there is a message that old age needn’t be late to the women and to each character,” “There’s a scene where all the women get are Donna Amaru, Colleen Broome, Paul
dreary and sad. It’s also a play that has ter- Marelli said. “They are all different and dressed up,” he said. “It says that it doesn’t Jeff Burton, Kristal Eckhardt, Maggie Fraz-
rific roles for women of a certain age. er, Greta Goldstein, Dante Marelli, Jeanette
Mazzella, Joyce Milligan, Wendi Nicholson,
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with 15 wonderful actresses playing elderly women on stage,” Marelli said. “Some didn’t
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characters living in the same home. They characters inside and bring it out and they
were all actresses who, for one reason or an- did. I think everyone will have a good time.”
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All eyes were on the sky at the Vero Beach Air Show last weekend, which featured the famous Blue Angels, above, and Skytypers. PHOTOS: GORDON RADFORD BY STEPHANIE LaBAFF | Staff Writer
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the Port St. Lucie Business Women. Three-hundred wom- strutted to the tunes of Dee Jay Vince Pulcine of The Pulse.
en, dressed in their finest business attire, convened for Angela Hayle, chair of the fashion show, welcomed all
the yearly luncheon and fashion show held at the Har- to the luncheon with an impassioned plea to raise enough The Port St. Lucie Business Women is a 38-year-old
bour Ridge Yacht and Country Club in Palm Bay. Chat- money for just one more community action grant and one nonprofit professional organization dedicated to pro-
ter and laughter filled the room as women reconnected more scholarship. Last year the Port St. Lucie Business moting the interests of business women and serving the
with friends and business associates and made a few new Women awarded three deserving women $2,500 scholar- community. What started out as a gathering of banking
friends in the process. ships to further their education at Indian River State Col- professionals has grown to a 65-member organization of
lege, and $8,000 in community action grants. “We had 30 women from all types of businesses. Since its inception
Guests meandered through the silent-auction room applications for grants last year, so we need to raise more the organization has donated more than $90,000 to the
overflowing with a myriad of gift baskets, money trees, money” she said. “There’s such a need out there, so spend Indian River State College Foundation through its annual
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Bonz says gentle Gabe is truly a ‘Golden’ oldie
Colorado, an Mom was goin’ 6-to-8-Weeks. Mom hadda
to school out there. I was just
a liddle pupster when she get a loan.”
adopted me. I was her first
Hi Dog Buddies! pooch, so she took, like, zil- “Soggy Dog Biscuits!
lions of pickshurs of me.” (He
Most pooches, when we reach A Certain showed me some of ’em.) That sounds serious!”
Age, think about slowin’ down, leavin’ all
that goofy puppy stuff to the goofy puppies, “See, here’s my first bath, “It WAS. I coulda Bought
maybe doing more snoozing an less fetchin,’ which I didn’t like. The fluffy
givin’ the squirrels a break. But not Gabriel towel was nice, though. First the Doghouse.”
Anderson (who’s 87-anna-half in dog, gettin’ time I ever went swimmin,’
a liddle white around the whiffles, but you’d me anna coupla pooch pals So, how’d you get down
never know it, otherwise). – Emma, a Border Collie, an
Edward, a Lab – were atta here?”
Gabriel’s a big, good-lookin’ Golden Re- lake. It was real big an I was
triever who’s been with his Mom, Sheri Sear- real liddle an Mom was real “In 2006, we all piled
le, since he was a puppy, back when it was nervous. I had this nice stick
just the two of ’em. Ever since puppyhood, in my mouth an Emma an Ed- into our Honda Civic: Mom
Gabriel’s had this Special Quality that makes ward were already swimmin’
humans feel Much Better just bein’ around around, so I dived in with my stick an swam an me an Lua an Jamie
him. to the middle of the lake. Mom didn’t know
swimmin’ came natch-rull. Oh, an here’s me (also a cat), an all our stuff.
So when his Mom opened the door, Gabri- meetin’ my First Cat – Lua. She let me know
el (and his distant cousin Solaris) greeted us right away who’s Boss of Everybody. Her. Took two days. We moved
very politely with welcoming wag-an-sniffs. Learned that pretty fast. My Cat Strategy is:
Strategic Retreat. An here’s a pickshur of me so Mom could go to school
“Please come in. Is it OK if I call you Bonz? playin’ in the snow. I LOVE the snow! I’m a
You can call me Gabe.” total Snow Nose. An here’s me on my first some more, in Gainesville,
Halloween. Mom dressed me up like a Hip-
“Of course. Gabe it is. I know you have a pie, with lotsa flowers. I wasn’t thrilled, but Gabriel. where there’s a Big Human
wonnerful gift for helpin’ humans, an I wan- I Went Along cuz it made Mom happy. An School called a uni-VER-
na hear all about that, an also about the rest PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD
of your life.”
siddy. Mom studies BUGS.
“OK. I’ll yap an you can stop me if you
have any questions. Ready? I was born in I myself hardly ever think
here’s me with my Grampa Anderson. We’re about bugs, but, hey, I’m a dog, so …”
buddies.” He pawsed.
“It’s so Cool Kibbles that you have all these “Mom makes sure I getta good ed-juh-
great pickshur mem-rees.” CAY-shun, too. I’ve passed a whole buncha
“Well there’s one mem-ree I couldda done classes an pretty soon I’m gonna get my
without. See, when I was a puppy, I usta chew AKC Therapy Dog Excellence Title and AKC
EVERYTHING. Well, on my first Christmas Achiever Title.”
Eve, I was chewin’ this sock, which I wasn’t “Woof, Gabe, that’s PAWsome. I’m im-
’spose to, an I accidentally swallowed it. To- pressed. You must be In Demand!”
tally. An I got a BLOCK-age. The vet hadda “I am. I’ve logged more than 200 visits to
do an oppa-RAY-shun, an I hadda wear the hospiddles an other places in Vero an Se-
Cone of Shame an have PILLS an be quiet for bastian. I’m gonna get Hospice-qualified, an
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“My calendar’s even fuller than Mom’s. April 16 was the first-ever Beauty and Jennifer Wiggins, Sydney Leibman, Jackie Holfelder, Sandee Allen and Tricia Lee.
Every week, we do rounds to see who’d like Wellness Bash – and some 140 smiling at- Janie Reed pass off the diamond Jewelia necklace to Pat Alley.
a liddle visit. We gotta lotta REG-ulars. My tendees confirmed its success.
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(He’s Adam.) I’ve been to 15 states. An me informative seminars.
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up routines for one of our classes – Canine The piece de resistance was a presen-
Free Style. We have two routines, one to Tay- tation by Dr. S. Darrell Lee of Lee Plastic
lor Swift’s “Shake It Off” an one to “Hit the Surgery & Laser Center, who discussed
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Now Mom an Dad always use the dead- about their services, greeting current
bolts. But probly my Most Favorite Mem- customers and providing baskets chock
ree, Bonz, is when I walked Mom down the full of goodies that were raffled off.
aisle when she and Dad got married, back
in 2014. I even got to go onna boat ride The most coveted prize was the “Gold-
with ’em after.” en Ticket,” a liquid facelift done with fill-
“Woof, Gabe, that is Really Special.” ers that was donated by Dr. Lee. It was
Heading home, I was pickshurin’ all the open to everyone but required an entry
humans Gabe helps, just by bein’ himself. email explaining why the writer deserved
When he was talkin’ about his full calen- it. Angela Smith nominated her mom,
dar an all his Re-sponsa-BILL-uddies, I was Georgeann Martin, and both ecstatic
thinkin,’ “Woof, yeah! I can TOTALLY relate ladies were there to here Georgeann’s
to that! I’m a Busy Dog, too!” name called as winner.
Then I ree-lized, I only work one day a
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PREVIOUS MATERIAL UPDATED, IMPROVED KJ6
By Phillip Alder - Bridge Columnist 85
Mike Lawrence wrote many excellent books quite some time ago. He has revamped KJ7
them, and the latest is “Tips on Cardplay” (Master Point Press). In 300 pages, you get a
vast amount of sound advice about declarer-play and defense, with approximately twice QJ854
as much space on defense — which is as it ought to be because you are a defender
twice as often as you are the declarer. WEST EAST
How should West defend in this deal? Against four spades, he leads his singleton heart. 2 3
East wins with the ace and returns the heart queen, South playing the four and 10. 8532
What should West discard? 10 9 7 6 3 AQJ9763
North’s two-heart cue-bid showed spade support and at least game-invitational values. AQ96
What is going on? If East began with the heart ace-king-queen, he should have won the 2
first trick with the queen, not the ace. If East started with the heart ace-queen-jack, that
is consistent with his play, but then why did South not try to win the second trick with SOUTH
his heart king?
A Q 10 9 7 5
PHOTOS: MITCH KLOORFAIN
K 10 4
Declarer knows from the bidding and the heart-deuce lead that West started with a
singleton, and South does not want West on lead. 10 4
If West trusts everyone, he should “discard” a trump at trick two(!) and shift to a AK
diamond. Here, that produces the first four tricks for the defense — the only way given
the heart lead. Dealer: East; Vulnerable: North-South
Yes, South made a clever play, but East should have led the heart nine at trick two. The Bidding:
Since South surely has the club ace, East could anticipate this being the only winning
defense. When you want partner to ruff, lead a loser that declarer must cover. SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
1 Spades Pass 2 Hearts 4 Hearts LEAD:
4 Spades Pass Pass Pass 2 Hearts
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LOB WEDGE CAN SOLVE SHORT-GAME QUESTIONS
I wanted to bring to your attention a club that I would 2. Weight distribution. 60 percent on the left leg, 40
recommend all of you have in your arsenal: the lob percent on the right.
wedge. As some of you know a lob wedge usually has 4 3. In-swing. Generally, take a very full swing in both
degrees more loft than your sand wedge; a sand wedge directions. Most players, because of tension and lack of
typically will have 56 degrees of loft and the most com- confidence, will strangle their motion off too much. Feel
mon lob wedge will have 60 degrees. However, some more freely and allow a nice amount of motion and a full
lob wedges have even more loft; Phil Mickelson nota- arm swing. Feel the weight of the clubhead; again, allow
bly carries a 64-degree lob wedge. The lob wedge can for a smooth, graceful motion.
open up a new world around the 4. Understand the flange/
greens. Obviously, the big advan- Kevin’s bounce of the club. You must
tage the lob wedge gives you is a Kures glide or slide the flange across the
higher flight and more backspin, turf and not dig the leading edge
resulting in a softer-landing shot into the turf. At address, sole the
that stops more quickly. Also, flange on the turf, not the leading
there are times when you are in edge. Using the bounce properly
a bunker with a very high lip you dramatically increases your mar-
need to negotiate. The lob wedge gin of error, a big advantage and
will really do the trick in this sit- something all of you should un-
uation. Another example for good derstand.
use with the lob is when you play 5. Finally, those of you who have
firm and fast greens. The lob put away your lob wedges because
wedge will create a higher flight you have struggled hitting it too
CRUSHING IT! and, importantly, will also impart high and too short. Simply hit
PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN more backspin, which will help you control your shots shots with your left wrist bowing or convexing at im-
Cassidee Russo knocked in 6 runs for the St. Lucie West more effectively. Finally, the most common and biggest pact, and this should go a long way in correcting those
Centennial High School Eagles in their 11-1 victory
over crosstown rival Port St. Lucie High School. Russo is advantage in using a lob wedge is when you have hole lo- short/high shots you have been experiencing.
batting a whopping .489 for the season.
cations that are very close to the edge of the green or are Kevin Perkins is a PGA Master Professional and oper-
cut right behind a bunker. I would highly recommended ates his Golf Academy at 76 Golf World in Stuart. Kevin
using a lob wedge when negotiating those tightly tucked has authored the golf instructional book Golf Everyone,
hole locations. Here are a few tips on how to execute the published by Hunter Textbooks. Kevin may be reached at
lob wedge: 561-301-3783, email: [email protected], or visit his web-
1. Ball position. Play the ball just inside your left heel. site at www.kevinperkinsgolfacademy.com.
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