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04/07/2017 ISSUE 14

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VOLUME 2, ISSUE 14 YOUR INDEPENDENT LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 2017

TREASURE COAST St. Lucie West water rates
‘MANUFACTURES’ will hold steady once more
OPPORTUNITIES
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent The combined effect of saving
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent a little here and there, he said, has
St. Lucie West residents are going added up to keeping customers’
There are job fairs aplenty to have the same water rates next rates steady.
these days on the Treasure Coast year as this year. Which is the same
– three in April alone – and for as last year. And the year before. Pickle gave the district’s Board
good reason. of Supervisors its first glance at
In fact, the St. Lucie West Ser- the proposed fiscal year 2017-2018
“When you look at the employ- vices District hasn’t raised water budget at a workshop on Monday.
ment report and see the gains in rates since 2010, but it remains in The budget is split into general and
employment, it definitely shows an good financial health. utility funds. All told, the proposed
uptick in employment in St. Lucie budgets equal about $12.6 million;
County and in the workforce,” said Dennis Pickle, manager and util- the utility fund is about $9.1 mil-
Marcelo Dossantos, director of ities supervisor, said it’s a matter of lion, the general fund about $3.5
business services at CareerSource. teamwork. million.

The workforce growing and “It’s getting employees to buy The utility fund is derived from
unemployment shrinking means into their budgets and employees water and sewage bills residents
there are more dollars among taking ownership of it,” he said,
more people in an area. That’s eco- adding, “They come up with inno- CONTINUED ON PAGE A12
nomic expansion. vative ways to save us money.”
SPRING
The Florida Department of Eco- ENDS FOR Health pros say
nomic Opportunity released its BOYS OF it’s time to cure
February jobs report on March 24. SUMMER lagoon problem
It annually releases the January and
February jobs reports in March, so Jacob deGrom pitched in the Mets’ final spring game last week against the team’s Las BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer
it can first update monthly num- [email protected]
bers from the previous year. Vegas affiliate at First Data Field. The Mets set a new spring training attendance record
“This isn’t a third-world country.
Dossantos said he did a hap- with a total of 103,351, up from last year’s 96,552. PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN This is America. We shouldn’t have
py double-take when he read to worry about water pollution,”
the February job numbers. The Budget committee, anyone? said Tradition Medical Center’s Doing so, the men contend,
department reports that unem- Dr. Steven Parr, who oversees the would not only cut down on pol-
ployment – which had a bump up BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer Prior to the vote at a recent Emergency Medicine department. lutants reaching the Indian River
after post-holiday layoffs – dipped [email protected] council meeting, Vice Mayor Shan- Lagoon and St. Lucie River, but
from 6.1 percent, not seasonally non Martin cautioned her fellow He and Robert Lord, Martin also would feed the Everglades
adjusted, to 5.3 percent from Jan- Port St. Lucie’s city budget will members, saying that “creat- Health System’s president, are much-needed water.
uary to February. That makes un- soon be under the scrutiny of sev- ing a de facto council working to generate support for
employment slightly lower than a en residents, appointed by the City could be problematic Florida Senate Bill 10 that would “This ecosystem is in grave dan-
year ago. The rate was 5.4 percent Council. No members have been based on my experi- direct the South Florida Water ger,” Lord said, adding that while
in December. selected as of yet. The city is col- Management District to purchase the price tag is steep – an estimat-
lecting applications. CONTINUED ON PAGE A3 60,000 acres of land within the
“That’s encouraging,” Dossan- CONTINUED ON PAGE A4
tos said. “We’re in a heated market Everglades Agricultural Area
when unemployment is virtually on which to build a reservoir
nil.” He added, “Those that want to to collect water from Lake
work, they are going to work.” Okeechobee discharges.

The state’s labor force participa-

CONTINUED ON PAGE A6

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OBITUARIES A13 ARTS/PEOPLE B1-B9

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BUDGET COMMITTEE to serve. Vice Mayor Martin agreed, calling The council also agreed that committee BBREISGTHATENSDT
the proposed qualifications “too stringent.” members will need to be given a mandato-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 ry orientation regarding Florida’s Sunshine Talented St. Lucie County
Staff had recommended that, aside from Law – which all elected and appointed offi- students were chosen as Young
ence, and one controversy could come up having established residency or business in cials must abide by – as well as an overview Floridian Scholarship recipients
and change a lot of things.” the city, applicants should also be qualified on the city’s financials, how the city operates, during ceremonies Monday at
in matters of accounting, auditing, budget- and its collective bargaining units. the McAlpin Fine Arts Center at
Mayor Gregory Oravec didn’t disagree ing or finance, as well as have an established
that a budget committee could be the prov- financial background with strong financial City Manager Russ Blackburn assured the Indian River State College.
ing grounds for future council members. and budgeting experience. council that committee members would re- Top row from left: Robed
ceive annual Sunshine training and the Of- Fenelus, Music; John Arriaga Jr.,
“Sometimes we have to look at it through Martin voiced concern that such require- fice of Management and Budget would pro- Arts; James Walter, Social
the lens of ‘does it do more good than harm?’ ments might not allow for a wide cross-sec- vide the necessary financial orientation. Studies; Bailey Magers,
and I think it does.” tion of the public to be represented on the Mathematics; Dominick Kehoe,
committee. Among other things, the Budget Advisory Foreign Language; and Salvatore
He added that he agrees with the idea of Spera, Athletics. Bottom row
it being a “grapefruit league” for the council, from left: Jessica Martins,
something he’s often thought of with regards Drama; Kelly Vargas, Computer
to planning and zoning boards. Science/Engineering &
Architecture; Irma Montoya,
The Budget Advisory Committee will con- Career & Technology; Elena
sist of seven volunteers – one appointed by Daugherty, Science; Olivia
each council member and two appointed Wallman, Language Arts; Taylor
“at-large” with a majority vote of the council. Tucker, Human Services;
and Arein Folks, Journalism/
The five members appointed by individ-
ual council members will serve staggered Communications.
terms that fall in line with their respective
council members. The two at-large mem- PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN
bers will serve four-year terms. Committee
members will not serve more than two con- Committee could be expected to oversee the
secutive terms and will not be compensated crafting of the upcoming fiscal year’s budget,
for their time. They are expected to meet at help the City Council prioritize projects, and
least once a month. weigh in on the handling of the City’s debt.

While staff originally recommended ap- Anyone interested in serving on the Bud-
plicants have specific qualifications in order get Advisory Committee is encouraged to
to serve, council members took issue and re- contact the City Clerk’s Office by calling
quested the qualifications be loosened. 772-871-5078, or pick up an application at
City Hall, located at 121 SW Port St. Lucie
“We should have a little bit of leeway,” Blvd., or visit www.cityofpsl.com/city_clerk
Oravec said, explaining that the council and click “City Board application” in the
should be the one to decide who is qualified left column. 

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SATURDAY, APRIL 15TH @ 6:35 PM es involving nausea, rashes, aches and gout,
(This is a REGULAR SEASON Home Game for The St. Lucie Mets.) he said, while adding that it is difficult for
him to definitively tie the toxic blue-green
GATES OPEN at 4:30 p.m. - Opening Ceremony will begin at approximately 6:15 pm. algae to the patients’ ailments.

to benefit the POLLUTED WATER Lord said that while Dr. Parr is trained in
the scientific method and needs conclusive
VS CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 proof, he himself – a lawyer – is good with
a lineal relationship: water quality down,
Affiliated with Atlanta Braves United Way of ed $2.4 billion, “it will never cost less than it emergency care up – there must be a con-
Indian River County will cost today.” nection.

All YOUTH Baseball & Softball players who want to be part of the He pointed to the nearly 75 percent vot- “The circumstantial evidence, in the
er support in 2014 of Amendment 1, which vernacular of lawyers, is overwhelming,”
pre-game parade must report, in uniform, to the Holman Stadium 3rd established the Land Acquisition Trust Fund he said, adding that the government can-
baseline concourse (top of stairs from 3rd base, down the left field line) – monies to be used for these types of envi- not wait for scientific evidence to back up
ronmental projects. what medical professionals are seeing on
at 5:45 p.m. This parade is on the EXACT SAME Holman Stadium FIELD the ground. Every day that they wait for the
where Jackie Robinson, himself, played. “This issue is paramount,” Dr. Parr said proof is another day little is being done to
of improving the quality of the waterways. change course.
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DAY OF THE GAME. (WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.) ALL NET TICKET PROCEEDS most others living in Florida, take advantage health has been affected by the algae to con-
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nually. That’s about $12,200 more than the HOP TO IT: HERE COMES THE EASTER BUNNY!
average. The largest subsector is transporta-
tion manufacturing, mostly in aviation. The BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent of $9.50 per child. children can turn in for Easter baskets.
second largest is food manufacturing. “We prepare for about 75,” Tiger said. The Easter Bunny is also called the Eas-
The City of Port St. Lucie seems to have
Tesch said now is a good time for younger some pull in the Union of Mythical Crea- “We encourage people to register in ad- ter Rabbit and Easter Hare. The tradition of
and middle-aged workers looking to start or tures. It’s lined up three visits from the Eas- vance. People can drop in.” a bunny at Easter time seems to have start-
change careers to consider manufacturing. ter Bunny next week as the Treasure ed among Lutherans in Germany. The first
Coast readies for Easter Sunday, However, drop-ins might not find recorded mention of the tradition we have
Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemploy- April 16. seating available. There’ll be lots dates to the late 1600s. In that account, the
ment rate in February was 5 percent, which Easter Hare took eggs to good boys and
was unchanged from January. The nation’s On Thursday, April 13, the more than just breakfast for the girls.
seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was folklore fella will hop by the Min- children. “We dye Easter eggs,”
4.7 percent in February. sky Gym, 750 SW Darwin Blvd., to Tiger remarked. “We do some Easter, of course, is one of the most im-
meet the 1- to 5-year-olds. The big arts and crafts. They do an egg portant holidays on the Christian cal-
As for those job fairs, on Saturday, the bunny will pose for parents’ pictures, hunt. Then a visit from the Eas-
Treasure Coast Career & Job Fair gets un- and there’ll be an egg hunt. ter Bunny.” endar, and one of the busiest Sun-
derway at 8:30 a.m. for veterans and those The two lead up to the big event days of any church’s year. It’s a
registered. At 9 a.m., others get inside to “It is a drop-in program,” Kelly Tiger, the — the Eggstravaganza on Satur- celebration of the resurrection
speak to employers at the Wolf High Tech- city’s recreation manager, said. “If they de- day, April 15, at Whispering Pine of Jesus among Christians, who
nology Center at Indian River State Col- cide last minute, they can still come and Park, 800 SW Darwin Blvd. sometimes call it Resurrection
lege’s Stuart campus, 2400 SE Salerno Road. enjoy the fun.” “It is 18,000 eggs spread over Sunday.
The job fair is sponsored by CareerSource four baseball fields,” Tiger ex- Exponential Church will
Research Coast. The Easter Bunny’s visit will be 10:30 plained. “The fields are based
a.m. to noon. The charge is $3 a child. Tiger on age groups.” have its fifth annual Easter Bunny
On Thursday, April 27, the Treasure Coast said the city is well equipped to help fam- One is for children up to age 3, Bounce at Tradition Square on Satur-
Manufacturers Association will team up with ilies with special-needs children. “Most of another for the 4- and 5-year-olds. The 6- day, April 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
the college, the St. Lucie County Econom- our programs we hold here, we take that to 7-year-olds get a field, as do the 8- and The square is next to Tradition Town Hall at
ic Development Council and Chamber of into account,” she offered. “We have a large 10-year-olds. Admission is free, but Tiger 10799 SW Civic Lane. The church meets at
Commerce, along with CareerSource, to host special needs group we work with here.” offered a tip. “It starts right on time,” she Renaissance Charter School, 10900 Tradi-
the Manufacturing Job Fair at IRSC’s Pruitt said. “You don’t want to be late, or you’ll tion Parkway. Services are at 10:30 a.m.
Campus’ Schreiber Center, 500 NW Califor- The Easter Bunny will be back on Friday, miss it.” The Bounce will include a visit by the
nia Blvd. in St. Lucie West. April 14, to have breakfast with children The city expects about 800 children to Easter Bunny along with bounce houses,
ages 7 and younger. “We do pancakes, eggs attend. There’s no registration. The egg snow cones and more.
A Martin Health System hiring event and bacon,” Tiger said. hunt starts at 9 a.m.
kicked off the job-fair trifecta on Tuesday at Mixed in will be some special eggs that To learn more about city-sponsored
the Tradition Town Hall. The breakfast will be 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 events, visit www.cityofpsl.com. 
a.m. at the Port St. Lucie Community Cen-
For more about the Treasure Coast Career ter, 2195 SE Airoso Blvd. There’s a charge
& Jobs Fair and Manufacturing Job Fair, visit
www.careersourcerc.com. 

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IN LOVING MEMORY TREASURING LIFE

ELAINE LATTANZIO, 62 Survivors include his second wife, “T‰easu‰e Coast Hospice
St. Lucie West Geraldine Hammer of Port St. Lucie; one lifted a weight
son, Rick Hammer, and his wife Nancy off ou‰ shoulders”.
Elaine Lattanzio, 62, of St. Lucie West of Hickory, N.C.; one daughter, Joan Orr,
in Port St. Lucie, departed this life Tues- and her husband Bernie of Port St. Lucie; With our support, families “Peggy cared for our mom at home
day, March 28. three grandchildren, Brian, Kelsey and can be more confident during a long illness so Mom could be
Jared, and one great-grandson, Riley. with the family she loved. But in the
Elaine was born and raised in Brook- caregivers and spend more final months when Mom’s condition
lyn, N.Y., and had lived in Port St. Lucie MARY E. WALTER, 83 quality time together. got worse, her doctor recommended
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James R. Hammer, 88, of St. Lucie West Mary enjoyed planning and attending
in Port St. Lucie, passed away March 23, social gatherings for friends and fam-
at Treasure Coast Hospice in Fort Pierce. ily. Mary was a loving wife, mother and
Born in Weston, W.Va., he was a longtime grandmother.
resident of Port St. Lucie.
Survivors include husband of 65
During World War II, he served in the years, Millard Walter of Port Saint Lucie;
U.S. Army. Prior to retirement, Mr. Ham- daughter Mary Diane Craven of Holly-
mer was a Mechanical Engineer for IBM wood, Fla.; son Millard Walter III of La
for 35 years. Plata, Md.; granddaughters Tonya, Cath-
erine and Stephanie; grandson Sean;
He was a member of St. Andrew Lu- great-grandsons Christopher and Noah;
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I recognized you right away from the pic- that pooch-frenly. PLUS, I heard that SOME fun. Where we usta live, right on the canal, wildlife. I watch for ’em, an then I run out
ture in your column. Welcome to our house! countries ACKshully have pooches for we’d go out in the boat, and I got to meet a just at the right time and bark ‘Hello,’ and
I’m excited you’re gonna interview me. This LUNCH.” buncha manatees (THOSE guys are super they all wave an sometimes take my pic-
is my Mom, Susan. My Dad’s David. Wudja “You mean …” fren-ly). I LOVE the water. Then we moved. sure. Isn’t that Super Cool Dog Biscuits?”
like a water or something? We can go inside “Yep.” I didn’t wanna go at first, but THIS is even
and sit, OK?” “Woof!” BETTER. Now we’re on the river, and “Totes!”
“Anyway, it turned out pawsome for me. I there’s a lotta islands, and a lotta boats. I “When Brookey comes home from
“It’s a pleasure, Bailey,” I said. “Lead the have The Best Family Ever! See, my human love being on the beach or out on the riv- college, she likes to dress me up, like for
way. I understand you’re a mix. You look sister, Brookey, was friends with my first er or the ocean, with the wind blowing Christmas an St. Patrick’s Day an stuff. To
sorta Beagle-y. What else ya got goin’ on?” family an, when she met me, she thought my ears. It’s an adVENture! An swimmin’! tell you the truth, I don’t really love it, I
I’d be perfect for my (new) Mom and Dad, I LOVE swimmin’! I swim kinda sideways mean, do I LOOK like a poodle? But I do it
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set. You mighta noticed, my legs are super time Dad had a dog was when he was a but I’m good at it. cuz it makes her happy. I do kinda like
short. That’s the Basset. Plus, I have this puppy himself. I liked ’em right away, so “I like to jump! I can jump to catch treats, that Seminole jersey, though, cuz that’s
turn-out. Hadda have SURgery. When I’m I did my best to be charming. Ackshully, I but, cuzza my short legs, I can’t go as high from her school. An, didja know, I have a
walkin’, my pawprints are sorta like 1, 2, 3 was already Fully Trained and very well be- as I wish I could. One time I was tryin’ to FAN club! It’s Mom’s tennis team, the Net
– swoosh!” haved. So, when me an Brookey left, Dad jump on top of a big sand pile, so I took a Chicks! I go watch ’em and cheer ’em on.”
said to Mom, ‘We should get that dog!’ Mighty Leap. But it turned out to be just a As usual, the time had gone by real-
I had noticed his left front paw was aimed So my first owners brought me back for a Semi-Mighty Leap, and I ran smack into ly fast. Heading home, I was thinking of
to the side. I thought it looked kinda rakish. meet-an-greet, and it all worked out.” that stupid sand pile. Got a snootful! Dog, adventurous Bailey – a big dog in a little
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[email protected] Freeman adds, “Any time you have a bi- er to spend the bulk of her day examining
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Dr. Kali (pronounced Kay-lee) Freeman, moved, it comes to us and we’re the ones fluids, pleural fluids from the lungs, belly
hematopathologist and medical director to come together with the clinician and fluids, joint fluids, bone marrow and – gans and tumors also fall into Freeman’s
at the Indian River Medical Center’s pa- make the diagnosis that helps you to get yes – even feces. domain.
thology department, doesn’t have the most the right treatment.”
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Tropical feel in spacious,
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BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Correspondent master bath has double vanities covered
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a knee-hole space to sit while getting ready
The house at 9417 Briarcliff Trace in Bri- for the day or evening. There is a soaker tub
arcliff at PGA Village is spacious and airy, and a walk-in shower; glass-block windows
and yet it still gives the feeling of being a allow for more light while preserving pri-
home. The 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath house is vacy. Down the carpeted hall are large his-
perfect for a family, a couple, retirees or and-hers closets. Hers, in particular, would
snowbirds because it has a lot of space with- be the envy of any woman who has ever
out feeling overwhelming. Part of that is the tried to put too many clothes in too little
professionally decorated rooms, done in a space. Her closet also has a custom organiz-
warm tropical design. You have the feeling er installed.
of being in a lovely tropical paradise.
The master bedroom, a generous 14-by-
The entryway and the public rooms have 17, has an amazing view, with sliding doors
ceramic tile, which serves as a unifying that open onto a view of the pool and wa-
feature throughout the public rooms. To ter falls, with the Dye golf course beyond.
the right of the entryway is a den or office, The screened porch has a new, tight weave
11 feet by 11 feet. There is a powder room screen that keeps out bugs and pine nee-
and then you enter the master suite, which dles. The upgraded landscape is lovely and
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Back inside, there is a formal dining $14.99 sq yd Installed
room, 14-by-13.7. As with most of the The two other bedrooms are to the left
rooms, it has a high, coffered ceiling and of the entryway. One is 12-by-13 and the 12mm Laminate
crown mouldings. There are also custom other 12-by-12; they share a bathroom with Flooring
window treatments and light fixtures in a pretty tiled shower. One of the bedrooms
this room and throughout the house that looks onto the covered patio. What a lovely Starting at $3.99 sq ft
will remain. The dining room opens to the room for a guest! Installed
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The kitchen, adjacent to the great room
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Coming Up! ‘SEUSSICAL’: DOCTOR’S IN THE HOUSE!

CHUBBY CHECKER ‘Seussical: The Musical’ coming to StarStruck Theatre April 27-30. BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer
TWISTS INTO TOWN [email protected]
WITH MARY WILSON PHOTOS COURTESY OF STARSTRUCK THEATRE AND ACADEMY
Who doesn’t love Dr. Se-
BY SAMANTHA BAITA | Staff Writer uss? Lynn Ahrens and Ste-
[email protected] phen Flaherty loved the
books so much that they
1 Chubby Checker, the rock took several, including “Hor-
‘n’ roll legend who had ton Hears a Who,” Horton
people moving in ways they Hatches the Egg” and “Miss
never thought they could, will Gertrude McFuzz,” and cre-
have Fort Pierce twisting up a ated a Broadway show.
storm when he brings his music
and his very special guest, Mary Students from 8-18 at Star-
Wilson, to the Sunrise Theatre Struck Theatre and Acade-
Friday. Chubby’s recording of
“The Twist” hit No. 1 on the my will present “Seussi-
charts twice, and started a cal: The Musical” at the
dance craze that swept the StarStruck Theatre in
nation and made him a Stuart April 27-30. Di-
rector Jennifer Jones
household spoke about why
name. Every the show is about so
new song much more than just
he came out
with sparked a funny stories, although char-
new dance: Re- acters from many books ap-
member The Fly? The Pony? The pear, and the Cat in the Hat
Hucklebuck? He’s the only re- is the narrator.
cording artist ever to place five
albums in the Top 12 all at once. “These are stories about
As for Wilson, she was a teen the human condition,” Jones
growing up in Detroit when, said. “There are wacky char-
along with pals Diana Ross and acters, but it’s always about
Florence Ballard, she founded the human condition and so
one of the most successful fe- much social commentary.
male singing groups in record- On some level, the stories
ing history: The Supremes. are about tolerance and ac-
ceptance.”
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Recital is step in right direction for IRSC dance students

BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer love of this art form
[email protected]
alive. It’s so creative
Enjoying the work of students is always a plea-
sure, whether, it’s in the performing or visual arts. and relaxing and keeps
While the talent may be uneven at times, you can
always see the passion and pride that went into the mind and body
creating an original work.
physically fit.”
On April 13-14, dance composition students
at Indian River Sate College will, in effect, take Magee said most
their final exams with a recital of original pieces
they have choreographed. Molly Magee, assis- parents of her students
tant professor of dance, said that the students
must be concerned with more than the steps the are realistic about how
dancers take.
few people in the arts or athletics make a living
“It has more elements than the steps,” she said.
“They have to choose the dancers, costumes, from it. The young, being young, want to try.
lighting and music. The idea is to develop moves
that are original to them. It’s all modern dance Many in the IRSC program go on to the University
and they are trying to develop their own language.
As they present their pieces, I’ll be specific on of South Florida, which Magee said has an excel-
nailing them on dance moves I’ve seen before. They need
to experiment with (using) bodies to express a story. The lent dance program.
goal is a new language with their own bodies.”
“They have an incredible success rate of plac-
This year’s class is made up of young women choreogra-
phers, although there have been males in the class in other ing people in dance companies and graduate
years. Magee noted that one of the students has chosen a
male music major to perform in her work. programs,” Magee said. “Every November, they

Making a living in the performing arts or, indeed, in any have a day where community colleges take a
creative endeavor is a rough road, and I asked Magee why
students study dance. She said there are several reasons. Dancers Kenda Turner DiGloria and Amanda Fortun. trip to experience the program. The kids love it.
It’s a great bridge to see what else is out there. It
“Many students are interested in opening up their own PHOTOS COURTESY INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE
studios. They have had great experiences growing up and
opens their eyes. Do they want to go from where

perhaps they’ll work in one and own a studio one day. they’re are big fish in a small pond to being a small fish

Others graduate with their associate degree in dance and in a big pond? Are they ready?”

transfer to a four-year school for a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Magee said that the ticket price of $5 is a fundraiser for

They may go to graduate school for a master of fine arts, the department, It’s also a morale booster for the students,

with the goal of teaching at the college level or auditioning “It makes the students excited to think that people will

with dance companies.” pay,” she said.

Not all of the students who study dance have a career

in the arts in mind. “They may have been dancing for a Students at Indian River State College present a Dance

long time and dance with us while working for nursing Composition Recital April 13-14 at 7 p.m. at the Wynne Black

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dance. They come to us to dance and be in school to pur- Call 1-800-220-9915 or order online at www.irsc.edu./Visi-

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LYRIC SUMMER CAMP PROMISES ‘AWESOME’ AGENDA

BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer PHOTO COURTESY OF KARIN LEONE 12-30 and July 10-28. The theme for the
[email protected] first session is “Peace Out!” and campers
will discover their roles as world citizens
The Lyric Theatre’s AWESOME! Sum- sharing messages of peace tolerance and
mer Camp calls itself a camp with a con- respect. The second session’s theme is
science. Each of the two three-week ses- “Home is Where the Heart is,” and camp-
sions has a theme that promotes social ers will come together in a musical cele-
responsibility, and the performing arts bration of what home means to them.
are a medium to teach character-building
and life skills such as teamwork, self-dis- The camps are for youngsters entering
cipline, problem-solving, kindness and first through eighth grades and runs Mon-
tolerance. day-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Flagler

This year’s sessions will take place June CONTINUED ON PAGE B7

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True Crew Dance ‘SEUSSICAL’ miliar, but the story has been woven to-
Company gether using those characters from sev-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 en books. “It’s a new story, but it shares a
NOW REGISTERING FOR message,” she said.
Jones said that the storyline in the
SUMMER CAMPS! “Being a good friend, not being self-
book is about friendship and doing the ish, being a good person, never go out
of style. It’s really fun and little kids will
right thing. have a blast. Parents can have a conver-

“Horton the Elephant is the protag- sation with them (about it) if they want.”
StarStruck Theatre and Academy, 2101
onist,” she said. “He’s be-
S. Kanner Highway, Stuart, presents “Se-
ing taken advantage of by a ussical: The Musical” April 27-30. Tick-
ets are $19.99-$39.99. Call the box office
fancy high-flyer, Mayzie La at 772-283-7787 or order online at www.
starstruckfl.com. 
Bird. He’s taken responsi-

bility for the friendship, and

is such a good friend, but

he has his own problems.

He sits on her egg and she

doesn’t return, taking ad-

vantage of him. Ultimately,

the egg hatches and it’s an

elephant bird. Horton is try-

ing to save the entire village

of Whoville, and he stays

true to himself. He doesn’t

budge from his beliefs.”

ALL FORMS OF PERFORMING ARTS Jones said the show has

Dance, Theatre, Sports Nutrition, and the beloved characters and
Hip Hop Programs!
a story, but that’s not all it

has.

“It’s an amazing show,”

FULL DAY OR HALF DAY CAMPS she said. “There are beau-

Extended drop off and pick up available. tiful ballads. You can come

in and have fun. The music

is by Ahrens and Flaherty,

CAMP DATES AND FEES who wrote ‘Ragtime’ and

‘Once on This Island.’ It’s

1/2 DAY gorgeous stuff that pulls

June 12-16 July 17-21 9:00 - 12:15 p.m. at your heartstrings. It’s
$70.00 / wk
June 19-23 July 24-28 perfect for children, and if
FULL DAY
you’re listening and watch-
9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
July 3-7 Aug 7-11 $150.00 / wk ing, there are so many les- ‘Seussical’
sons.” actors
EXTENDED CARE AVAILABLE Victoria
The cast is large and in- Bartolatta
8:30AM - 9:00AM & 5:30PM-6:00PM cludes Eliza Levy as the Cat and Ryan
$10/WK Each in the Hat; Ryan McNev- McNevins.

• Arts and Crafts also available in as Horton the Elephant;
• Ages are 5 and up.
Sophia Feuer as JoJo; Madison Bailey as
Classes may be split dependent upon age and enrollment.
A $50.00 deposit is needed to hold your space. Gertrude McFuzz; Victoria Bartolatta as

***If you have younger students you wish to start a Mayzie La Bird, Daniel Rabinowitz as
dance program, please contact Ms.Toni directly for
information as she specializes in Pull ups & Preschool Sour Kangaroo; River Hasset as the May-

classes that can be scheduled as well. or; Charlotte Krieger as Mrs. Mayor; and

Believing and Achieving...through Honesty, Integrity & Loyalty Olivia Cornett as General Genghis Kahn
True Crew Dance Company
Schmitz.
Toni Szparaga, Artistic Director
Jones said that the characters are fa-
For more information call or email,
[email protected] directly Lincoln Park advances in digital video battle

Or Stop by our Studio on Tuesday or Wednesday from 6pm - 8pm Lincoln Park Academy’s Adobe CAPE countries participating in the program

Academy team is moving to the final round worldwide, of which 53 of those schools

of judging for the Kid Wit- are enrolled in the U.S.

ness News (KWN) global Although KWN represents

digital video competition. students from schools

KWN is a global video ed- across the country and

ucation program support- around the world, the

ed by Panasonic, with the messages in their videos

aim of boosting creativity, have common themes that

enhancing communica- LPA’s CAPE Academy team cannot be ignored. They
tion skills, and fostering member Lauren Campola. reflect the world they live

teamwork through video in and what affects their

772.879.CREW (2739) production by children at the elementary everyday lives. Through these videos, we

and secondary school levels. are able to see “The World Through Their

There are currently 553 schools in 19 Eyes.”  ­– CONTRIBUTED

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LYRIC SUMMER CAMP for fun, there will also be arts and crafts, come to a compromise. These are practi- the story line for the performance at the
game-show fun, movie days and outdoor cal life skills. We use the arts as a vehicle. end of the session.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B5 recreation. At the end of the session is the We hope they can take these things away,
sharing, where campers put on a show on pass them on to their peers, and leave a lit- “We try to find what each kid is passion-
Place, just up the road from Stuart’s Lyric the Lyric stage. Those who want to stay tle more confident. That’s why we do this.” ate about and develop that,” Leone said.
Theatre. Tuition is $395 for a three-week behind the scenes can join the stage crew “It takes a village to put on a show. You
session, with a 10 percent discount for sib- and build props and scenery and help run While campers rotate music, drama and have to have a team come together and
lings. the show. There’s a place for everyone. dance, they also do fun summer camp every role is equally important. It’s im-
things. portant for us to help kids understand that
Campers will have rotating sessions Karin Leone is the Lyric’s director of ed- everyone’s contribution is valuable, in a
on drama, music and dance. In drama, ucation. She said that fun is a vital part of “Some have an interest in theater, but show and in life.”
they will learn basic acting principles, the camp, but not its only part. many have never been to a camp like this,”
creative writing, staging, improv and Leone said. “We try to keep it well-round- The Lyric Theatre’s AWESOME! Summer
stage presence. In music, they’ll learn the “We just really feel that we should equip ed. We have field days and Flagler Park is Camp will take place June 12-30 and July
fundamentals of singing and vocal per- these youngsters with as many tools as right outside.” 10-28 at Flagler Place, 201 SW Flagler Ave.,
formance. In dance, they’ll be exposed we can for these kids to be able to navi- Stuart. Forms are available online at www.
to music theater dance, jazz, ballet and gate what life throws their way,” she said. Another feature of the program is a lyrictheatre.com. For questions, contact
hip-hop. Since it’s summer, and it’s time “We want to build confidence, working master class in music, dance or creative Karin Leone at 772-220-1942, ext. 205. 
together and respecting differences to writing. In writing, they have a hand in
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ACROSS 80 Cooked but not Reading ___ 68 Attend The Washington Post
much 7 Shade tree 69 Film director
1 Driving test 8 Ring cry BOW WOW WOW By Merl Reagle
obstacles 81 Where a hurler 9 Haunted house Walsh
hurts 70 ___ in the Crowd
6 Metro make sound 71 Literary estate
9 Heartbreak House 82 Actress Alicia 10 Benefits 72 Utah city
83 Pop-up bread 11 E-mail icon 73 Steffi’s racket
penner’s inits. 85 Took out again, 12 Milan opera 75 Holm of Alien
12 Removal marks 76 Closer?
17 Withdrawal of a as a video house, La ___ 77 Line of light
88 Barney buddy 13 Squid, at Guido’s 81 They’re bought
dog doll from toy 89 Cry from Dick and 14 Rights activists,
shelves? and paid for
19 Sea delicacy Jane’s dad? for short 84 Sexy women,
20 Tannin source 94 “Light-Horse” 15 Arroyos after
21 Sleuth’s plea to in GI slang
his Harry rains 85 Greek letter
carousing dog? 95 A Pirate or a Buc, 16 Able to stand trial 86 Noggin, in Nice
23 Pick, in class 17 Well-disciplined, 87 Newsroom folks
24 D-Day beachhead e.g. 88 Philippine pagan
25 Sun City’s Webb 96 “___ a deal” as a ship 90 Surprise wins
26 Section of a 97 Head of the 18 Jazz trumpeter 91 Gator relative
comic-strip 92 Play
dog’s contract? studio? Baker 93 Horace work
28 Viewed, to Tweety 100 Japanese soup 20 Be added 98 Einstein idea,
29 Likely 102 Halt
30 Sunrises 105 Common verb periodically often
32 Composer 106 One of LBJ’s 22 Trav. heading 99 “___ from the
Khachaturian 27 Half a Chinese
33 The mike-and- beagles face of him” (Rev.
headset biz 108 More food for the circle 6:16)
35 Fella 29 Word on some 101 Rhone feeder
36 Bearded beast dog in Peter Pan? 102 $100 bill
37 Gone by 112 How some tunes jetliners 103 Ill-fated auto
40 Part of a Dennis 30 Actress Arlene 104 Fire aftermath
the Menace are 31 Part of the 105 Green Gables girl
threat? written 107 The battle cry of
47 Literary governess 113 Surrender Panama feed-’em?
50 Open from 6 p.m. 114 Charm palindrome 108 Voice-over: abbr.
to 6 a.m. 115 With 121 Across, 34 John or Jane 109 Brest friend
51 “We ___ please” a 35 Wire measure 110 Atelier poser
52 The boss at WJM- restaurant sign 36 Cha preceder 111 Burden
TV that 38 Creole 112 Have a restless
53 Due for a change? prohibits three- concoction desire
55 Of insect wings headed dogs from 39 Frequently 113 “Alfie” singer
56 Joplin work hell? 41 Bran source 116 Resting place
58 Seek handouts 119 Senate add-ons 42 Home guy Bob 117 Poppycock
59 Gridiron game, to 120 Bear Dance 43 Mild oath 118 Agcy. that helps
Garcia Indian 44 Frugality little companies
61 List for FDR’s 121 See 115 Across 45 Wrestling duo
dogsitter? 122 Baseball Hall of 46 The banks of San CURRENT RATES!
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67 Addams Family 123 Pick: abbr. 47 Keebler character
uncle 124 Highest 48 “___ wish!”
68 Kidnapping of 125 Hart and Martin 49 Nowhere job,
the dog in Beetle perhaps
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74 More like a certain 1 Randall, to effect”
tree 54 Thrill
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79 Make out 2 Canada capital 57 He’s part-
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4 Tarzan creator’s 60 Burger holder
61 Old exclamation
inits. 62 Bruce Wayne’s
5 Invasion of the butler
63 Old car
Body Snatchers 64 Nettle
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