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08/18/2017 ISSUE 33

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A tucked-away treasure

A4 A12 B15Discover Heathcote Gardens
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VOLUME 2, ISSUE 33 YOUR INDEPENDENT LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 2017

A LETTER FROM Expert: FPL has
THE PUBLISHER room to improve
on solar efforts
One year ago this week, resi-
BY ADAM LATEN WILLSON | Correspondent
dents of Tradition and St. Lucie
Last month, Florida Power &
West found the premiere issue Light inaugurated a massive so-
lar expansion that, by spring of
of the St. Lucie Voice in their next year, will add eight new so-
lar plants to their grid, producing
mailboxes. around 600 megawatts of electric-
ity and powering nearly 120,000
Published by Vero Beach homes. One of the new plants,

32963 Media, LLC, this new

weekly community paper

represented a teaming up of

the leading news-gathering

organization in neighboring

Indian River County with Steve

Erlanger, who had brought St.

Lucie County the Your Voice

newspaper.

While the new St. Lucie

PSBRTVEO.OYULIOUDCUCETI!REO Voice, OUT IN FORCE PHOTO COURTESY FPL
with TO GREET KIDS
Steve as the Loggerhead Energy Center,
Associate will open in St. Lucie County next
Publish- year, and will serve about 15,000
er, has homes.

remained That is a move in the right di-
rection, says Stephen Smith, ex-
true to his vision of a hyperlo- ecutive director of the Southern
Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE)
cal publication focused solely and board member of Floridians

on the Tradition and St. Lucie Port St. Lucie police officer Carmine Izzo, Assistant Chief Rich Del Toro and other members of the community took part in the Tunnel of CONTINUED ON PAGE A6

West communities, a larger Hope, welcoming students back on for first day of school Monday at Westgate K-8 in St. Lucie West. PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN New ‘hip and stylish’
hotel slated for SLW
company has enabled us to
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer
beef up our coverage and give City hails new strategy – and name – for VGTI [email protected]

readers and advertisers more Here’s some more “suite” news
for visitors to Port St. Lucie.
of what you tell us you want.
A new 114-room hotel will soon
We brought in Paul Keaney, be coming to The Promenade of
St. Lucie West. The developer re-
a local resident as well as a BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent ceived approval to change the

former Page One Editor of the Tradition’s getting a new neighbor – the City of Port CONTINUED ON PAGE A10
St. Lucie. The city recently got control of the Vaccine
Boston Herald, to serve as & Gene Therapy Institute of Florida’s defunct Tradi-
tion facility and is rebranding it the Florida Center for
Community Editor of the St. Bio-Sciences as it heads to the real estate market.

Lucie Voice, and he has done “We must more forward,” Mayor Greg Oravec said
at a press conference to announce the rebranding.
a tremendous job of restruc- “That’s what today’s all about.”

turing the paper and making it The building at 9801 SW Discovery Way is the last
piece of a failed economic-development bid. It’s been
more of a pleasure to read. in receivership since last year. The mayor and the city
manager, Russ Blackburn, spoke optimistically about
While we are extremely
CONTINUED ON PAGE A3
grateful for the strong support

we have received from local

businesses, the successes of

this first year would not have City Manager Russ Blackburn discusses the rebranding of
the defunct VGTI facility in Tradition. PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN
CONTINUED ON PAGE A3

IN THIS ISSUE Another bon voyage!
Our columnist heading
LOCAL NEWS A1-A11 back to France. Page B1

OBITUARIES A9 ARTS/PEOPLE B1-B8

HEALTH A12-A15 DINING B9-B10

GOLF B15 REAL ESTATE A17-A28

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VGTI REBRANDED Martin, vice mayor, said at that meeting. site of much of that growth in healthcare
Colliers International has advertised and education jobs.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1
the building for sale since the beginning He noted that Keiser University’s Port
the future of the 107,000-square-foot re- of this year. However, it was built to very St. Lucie campus is moving into a larg-
search facility at the press conference. exacting specifications for gene research, er facility close to the expanding Martin
so the pool of perspective buyers is small. Health System Tradition Medical Center.
“It’s clearly a new start for the city, for
this facility,” Blackburn said. “It’s all about However, Oravec said in an interview Additionally, the once beleaguered Tor-
how can we move forward.” before the press conference that the rey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies
building’s specialization makes it so who- in Tradition has gained economic footing.
The city guaranteed about $64 million ever purchases it will be involved in med-
in bonds for the non-profit medical re- icine. That employment sector has been “This is part of a very prosperous cam-
searcher, VGTI, to construct the building a strength for the area economy in recent pus right now,” Oravec said.
in 2010, making Port St Lucie its largest years.
creditor. In 2015, Gov. Rick Scott vetoed Oravec previously told St. Lucie Voice
a state grant the legislature approved for The state reported that the Port St. Luc- he figured the building could sell within
the financially-strapped researcher and ie Metropolitan Statistical Area, which in- about 18 months. He said the rosiest pro-
it filed bankruptcy shortly after. St. Lucie cludes all of St. Lucie and Martin counties, jection is six months.
Circuit Judge Janet Croom appointed Mi- gained about 1,400 jobs in the education
chael Imber of Alvarez & Marsal as receiv- and healthcare sector over the last year, a “I think we have to mentally prepare
er over VGTI’s old facility. 5.5 percent gain. At the press conference, ourselves for 18 months, and hope for
Oravec noted that Tradition has been the much less,” he said in that interview,
The receiver — who was responsi- which was before the council meeting
ble for maintenance — was costing the and press conference. 
city about $125,000 a month. In a press
Port St. Lucie Mayor Gregory Oravec says the now-city- release, the city estimated that having
possession of the building to do its own
owned VGTI facility in Tradition has been rebranded the maintenance as it seeks a buyer will re-
duce its costs about $420,000 a year.
Florida Center of Bio-Sciences. PHOTOS: MITCH KLOORFAIN
At the last regular meeting of the Port
St. Lucie City Council, Oravec mused that LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER (CONT. FROM PAGE A1)
if the city can’t find a buyer in a reason-
able length of time, it might be able to go been possible without the tremen- We have been extremely gratified
into a partnership with Indian River State dous reception St. Lucie Voice has to hear from so many of you, because
College, or another school, to use the fa- been given by our readers. it tells us you view St. Lucie Voice
cility. Others on the council agreed. as your paper. And we pledge to you
In addition to your loyalty in pa- – our readers and advertisers – that
“It’s something we should discuss if we tronizing our advertisers, each week we will do everything in our power
don’t get a biomedical buyer,” Shannon we receive letters and emails from to make this paper an even more
readers commenting on our coverage, welcome guest in your homes in the
telling us what you like, and offering year to come. 
suggestions – some of which have al-
ready been implemented, and others – Milton R. Benjamin, Publisher
that you will see in the months ahead.

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Heathcote Botanical Gardens: A tucked-away treasure

BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer Bonsai trees line the curved paths through the James J. Under Kimes’ leadership, Heathcote Botanical Gardens
[email protected] is reaching out to attract younger visitors – millennials,
Smith Bonsai Gallery at Heathcote Botanical Gardens in in particular – with various programs aimed at teaching
The small, 5-acre garden nestled off Savannah Road stewardship, sustainability and eco-friendly gardening
in Fort Pierce is a rare urban oasis – a quiet, fragrant, Fort Pierce. At left, Diane Kimes, Heathcote’s executive practices.
colorful wonderland of flowers, trees, shrubs, burbling
waterfalls and whirlpools. Climbing out of the car and director. PHOTOS: MITCH KLOORFAIN “I think we’re on the right path,” Kimes said, noting that
entering any of the numerous “rooms,” a hush de- the younger generation is interested in knowing where
scends. It’s a place for you to collect yourself, hear your- Kimes marvels at the region’s ability to not only sup- their food comes from, how it was treated, and what they
self, and reflect. port Heathcote, but also two other botanical gardens – all can do to ensure that it can be sustained.
in relatively close proximity. There’s the Port St. Lucie Bo-
It’s been that way for three decades, especially for head tanical Garden in Port St. Lucie, as well as McKee Botani- Along with attracting notice from the youth, Kimes is
gardener Miriam Charles, who was pressed into volunteer cal Garden just north in Vero Beach. working with the USDA, offering Heathcote Botanical
service when her mother, Gloria Moore, became one of Gardens as a site for researching citrus greening – the can-
the founding members of Heathcote Botanical Gardens. “It’s collegial,” she said of the relationship among the cer killing off citrus trees around Florida.
gardens. “It’s like restaurants. There’s more than one.
“This is like a gem of Fort Pierce,” Charles said, walk- There’s something for everyone.” One particular pest – the Asian Citrus Psyllid – has been
ing the grounds on a hotter-than-usual summer day. She tied to the contagious disease.
lives here, in Fort Pierce, and is still amazed when she “Each one is unique,” Kimes added.
meets people who had no idea Heathcote exists. “It’s like the lionfish of the botanical world,” Kimes said.
The USDA has numerous plants established near the cit-
“It’s just a love of the garden,” she said when asked why rus grove at Heathcote, with sticky traps set up in hopes of
– after all these years – she returns to the heat, the sweat, catching not only the psyllids but also other insects that
the humidity. “I want to keep it going.” might help researchers determine what predators the dis-
ease-spreading bugs might have.
Heathcote Botanical Gardens is the creation of a hand-
ful of women who wanted to see Looking ahead to the next 30 years, Kimes expects to
plants, not buildings, sprout up on see Heathcote Botanical Gardens grow, building on what
the site. The family who owned the is already there – but that takes new members, more do-
property once held a plant nursery nors and, ultimately, more money.
on the site. When the family decid-
ed to sell, a developer was wait- “Money solves a lot of problems,” she said, quickly
ing in the wings. That developer adding that when people discover Heathcote, they love
planned to bulldoze the nursery Heathcote and want to support Heathcote.
plants and all the other greenery.
She oversees an operational budget of less than
Community members rallied $250,000 annually and is constantly looking for philan-
and raised the funds needed to thropic partners to work with.
save the property from construc-
tion. “It’s a constant challenge,” she said.
“We’re always looking for new ideas, energy, volunteers
As time progressed, so, too, and donors.” 
did Heathcote, expanding from
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Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“It’s a labor of love,” said Diane Kimes, Heathcote’s ex- Admission: $8 adults, $6 seniors, $3 children ages
ecutive director. She oversees an army of more than 200 6-12, free admission for those under 6, members
volunteers and is one of just three paid staff members. and veterans with ID.
Kimes views Heathcote Botanical Gardens as a “living Upcoming Events: Sept. 9 – Bonsai repotting class;
museum” – a place for people to visit, reflect and learn, all Sept. 9 – Fresh for Kids Family Fun Day
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6 August 18, 2017 ST. LUCIE VOICE | ST. LUCIE WEST AND TRADITION | NEWS www.stlucievoice.com

SOLAR INDUSTRY ties could harvest solar power, and sell the ‘MADNESS,’ IRSC STYLE!
electricity back to the grid, allowing them
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A6 to save considerably on monthly bills. The Victoria Watts and Alexa Serano commemorate Indian River State College’s Comic Con-themed ‘Midnight
legislation never came to fruition, and the
for Solar Choice. Still, considering FPL’s size, following year Amendment I was placed on Madness’ event with a selfie last Thursday, while Lazaro Drake, below, brings the infamous Joker to life. The
he says, you’d expect a lot more from them: the ballot.
“They’ve made some important announce- event at the campus’ RiverShop Bookstore, featuring discounts on textbooks and supplies, kicked off the new
ments over the last 8 months, and they’re Last election, FPL sank more than $8
starting to make a commitment to grow, but million into promoting Amendment I. FPL semester for new and returning students. PHOTOS: MITCH KLOORFAIN
for a utility their size, they’re still not there. claimed the amendment, which failed the
If you were basically to do the math and cal- majority vote by 49 percent, was to ensure
culate how many watts of solar per custom- consumer rights regarding solar. Critics
er they’re doing, they’re really way down at claimed the amendment was misleading
the bottom right now.” and would have meant a constitutional pro-
hibition of net metering, as well as possibly
FPL began expanding into solar in 2009 punitive fees for those collecting their own
with the DeSoto Next Generation Solar solar power.
Energy Center, and currently operates five
photovoltaic solar plants across Florida, “Amendment I, which the utilities fund-
as well as the Martin Next Generation So- ed, was really in response to this other
lar Energy Center, which runs on solar and amendment which would allow third-party
natural gas. Even with the additional eight sales,” says Dr. Jim Fenton, director of the
plants, FPL will only be able to power about Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) at Uni-
172,000 homes, which constitutes about 3.7 versity of Central Florida. “Amendment I
percent of their 4.6 million customers. was something they were trying to stick in
the constitution that was already a law, that
In 2015, Gulf Power teamed up with He- only utilities can sell electricity. The real rea-
lioSage, a national developer, and the U.S. son for trying to do that was to ensure that it
Air Force and Navy to build three large-scale would be impossible for us to pass a law for
solar farms on military land. All of these third-party sales.”
should come online within the next couple
of months. This project will produce 120 Third-party solar harvesting has already
megawatts, which will serve about 18,000 become an attainable reality for many peo-
customers, benefiting about 4.2 percent of ple, says Fenton. The price of solar for res-
their 428,000 customer base. idents has already dropped lower than the
Department of Energy’s 2020 projection. In
It’s telling, says Smith, that “the smallest 2011, the DOE launched the Sunshot Initia-
investor-owned utility in the state is going tive in order to lower the cost of solar and
to be the leading the largest on solar. That make it more competitive with convention-
gives you a sense of how FPL has kind of al energies. Their projection for 2020 was
lagged behind. It was only in the very near 9 cents per kilowatt hour for residents, 7
past when they started to step up to the cents for commercial entities, and 6 cents
plate and make some reasonable commit- for large-scale utilities. Already, in collabo-
ments.” ration with Florida solar co-ops and using a
federal tax income credit, residents are able
Smith adds, however, that if FPL con- to purchase solar energy at 4 cents per kilo-
tinues down their projected path, they will watt hour.
most likely surpass all Florida utilities in
solar power, because of their size. This has The upfront costs for solar can be daunt-
some Floridians very worried. While SACE ing, though, initially costing residents
welcomes and applauds FPL’s current ex- thousands of dollars if they were to install
pansion into solar, Smith claims they’ve their own solar panels. That is why many
continued to take an adversarial role against residents have turned to the co-op model,
the customer-owned market segment. which can offset initial costs, and utilities
across the country are beginning to offer
In 2015, Floridians for Solar Choice tried community share programs.
to introduce legislation that would have
helped enable and protect net metering, a In March, the Florida Public Service Com-
process whereby residents or communi-
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IN LOVING MEMORY

WILLIAM BELBER, 86 early and go fishing or hunting. He espe- Treasure Coast Hospice
Port St. Lucie cially enjoyed trout fishing in Northern Has Grown to Become
Iowa with his sons. He was loved by all
William “Bill” Belber, 86, of Port St. Luc- and will be missed by everyone whose life Treasure Health!
ie passed away Friday, Aug. 11, at Martin he touched.
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years, coming from Montauk Point, N.Y. tin, Cody, Christopher, Steven and Jordan palliative care, pediatric care and grief support, to
Carlson, Haley Person, Joshua Gray, Kath- better meet the needs of our community.
He served in the United States Navy ryn Nowak, Korynne, Krysten and Kelsey
during the Korean War. Tubbs, and Stephen Wylie; great-grand- Licensed since 1982.
children, Adrian, Kira and Levi Carlson,
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wife, Linda; Robert and his wife, Roberta;
two sisters, Mary Ellen and her husband, ARLENE R. MACK, 80
Marvin Klein; Carol Napolillo; 10 grand- Port St. Lucie
children; and seven great-grandchildren.
Arlene R. Mack, 80, died Aug. 8 in
He was preceded in death by his loving Port St. Lucie. Mrs. Mack was born in St.
wife, Isabel Belber. Cloud, Fla., and moved to Fort Pierce in
1957, coming from Belle Glade, Fla.
DONALD A. CARLSON, 77
Port St. Lucie Arlene retired from the St. Lucie Coun-
ty School Board and was a member of the
Donald Allen Carlson, 77, of Port St. First Baptist Church of Port Salerno. She
Lucie passed away Aug. 8. He was born loved her grandkids and had a heart of
May 10, 1940, in Rock Island, Ill., to Oliver gold. Survivors include her daughter, Jo-
and Louise Carlson. He attended Colo- Anne (Mike) Padon of Fort Pierce; sister,
rado State University as a forestry major. Lois (Bobby) Glisson of Ocala, Fla.; broth-
He was employed at IH Farmall in Rock er, Eddy (Evelyn) Robbins of Kissimmee,
Island, Ill., and at Sears Manufacturing in Fla.; and granddaughters, Chloe Padon
Davenport, Iowa, until retirement. and Abigail Padon.

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site plans to swap out office space with the value-wise, extended-stay guests” with the PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN mission approved Gulf Power’s new energy
four-story Home2 Suites by Hilton. Home2 Suites brand, according to the doc- share program, which will allow residents to
uments. sink. Essentials such as plates, cups, sil- invest in solar with a $99-per-year subscrip-
Developer Amin Gulamali purchased the verware and microwave-friendly cookware tion. This will help fund further collabora-
site a year ago and expects to break ground There will be pet-friendly suites, a walk- will be stocked. tive efforts in solar. Additionally, communal
on the hotel in early 2018, he told St. Lucie ing trail along the perimeter of the hotel site, solar programs like the Space Coast Solar
Voice. If all goes according to plan, travelers a fitness center with laundry, and a saline The hotel lobby is to be designed to in- Co-op, which currently has 250 members,
can book rooms sometime in the first quar- pool, to note a few of the amenities. voke a coffee-house vibe rather than a typ- are beginning to take root in Florida. These
ter of 2019. ical lobby, according to the design require- communal programs allow residents to buy
Guest suites range from Studio – an open ments. A “market” will include refrigerated solar equipment in bulk and offset the ini-
“I don’t know why the other owners didn’t layout with a curtain separating the bed- and frozen items along with shelf-stable tial costs.
build the hotel or the office,” Gulamali said, room space from the living space – to a staples. And a Business Services Area will be
referring to the original and later-modified One-Bedroom, which will have a door sep- equipped with two computer stations and a If FPL were to get really serious about so-
site plans. arating the bedroom from the rest of the shared printer. lar, Smith says, they will need to start look-
room. ing at responding to a growing diversity in
The original site plan called for a hotel site An outdoor patio and lounge along with the solar market, support customer-owned
on the 6.36 acre property. The then-owner Each suite will be 323 square feet, accord- a grilling area are meant to draw guests solar, and develop better communal pro-
had the site modified to replace the hotel ing to the parameters Hilton has set out for outside. “This particular hotel is geared to- grams to benefit residents.
with a single-story, 16,000-square-foot of- all development of the Home2 Suites hotels. wards all age groups from Gen-X to seniors,”
fice building. The rooms will have “hip and stylish inno- Gulamali said. “Hilton’s products and in- The growth of solar capabilities is begin-
vations,” the paperwork states. novative designs place their brand as one ning to outshine every other energy source
Already, The Promenade of St. Lucie of the top hotel brands in the world. We are by a long shot, says Fenton. “This is a para-
West is home to Carrabba’s Italian Grill, The suites will have a kitchen area very happy that we are building this hotel digm shift in that alternative energy is now
which was built as the first of three phases. equipped with a full-size refrigerator and in Port St. Lucie, which will be generating not an alternative,” he says. “Conventional
A second restaurant is planned as part of microwave, along with a dishwasher and about 25 new jobs in the area.”  energy is now the alternative. Solar is bet-
the third and final phase. That restaurant, ter, because it’s cheapest. I think the good
which has not yet been named, is approved news is that eventually Florida is going to
for 5,585 square feet. start doing the right thing. Putting solar in
is cheaper for the utilities. If you have any
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According to documents Gulamali pro- ergy efficient.” 
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BY TOM LLOYD | Staff Writer tinues, “they were saying marijuana will Dr. Harish Sadhwani. In 2002 the National Institutes of
lead to heroin. Well, there’s no evidence Health estimated just under 11,000
“Reefer Madness,” “The Assas- to show that ever happened to anybody.” PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE people in this country died from
sin of Youth,” “The Devil’s Weed” opioid overdoses.
and “The Terrible Truth” were all More to the point, according to lizing opioids.” Big time. And dangerous-
faux documentary films made Sadhwani, as a country “we are over-uti- ly, too. By 2015, according to the Wash-
from the mid-1930s through the ington Post, that figure topped the
1950s. They were often force-fed Prescription opioids are responsible for 52,000 mark: an all-time record.
to students in high school class- what is now officially the deadliest drug
rooms across the country. overdose epidemic in U.S. history. The New York Times, however,
reported just last week that, once
The common thread through all the statistics are in, overdose
all of them was that using mar- deaths for 2016 will exceed 60,000.
ijuana would inevitably lead to
hard drugs, desolation, degrada- “Deaths from prescription drug
tion and, inevitably, death. overdoses,” says the Times, “rose
sharply in the first nine months of
Oops! 2016,” and the National Center for
Today it has become clear that a Health Statistics says that “over-
physician’s prescription pad can dose deaths reached a record of
be far more lethal than anything 19.9 per 100,000 population in the
those early movie-mogul-wan- third quarter” of 2016, as opposed
nabes could invent about mari- to 16.7 per 100,000 in 2015.
juana.
Welcome to the opioid crisis of Most indications are that those
the 2000-teens. numbers are continuing to climb.
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Sadhwani, “are far more likely than mar- Perocet and Opana ER.
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“When they were making [those] mar- unprecedented step of requesting drug
ijuana madness movies,” Sadhwani con- maker Endo Pharmaceuticals stop sell-
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guests can move from inside to out while FEATURES FOR 9239 SHORT CHIP CIRCLE an office, exercise room or, with a pull-out
enjoying the view. couch, an extra sleeping area. Having the
Neighborhood: Island Point at PGA powder room nearby makes it even more
Back indoors, the master bedroom, 17-by- Year built: 2005 practical as an extra sleeping area or den.
14, is a wonderful place to relax and recharge. Construction: CBS
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Bedrooms: 2 • Bathrooms: 2.5 plantations shutters throughout, which
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ensuite bath, which again makes it perfect Community amenities: basketball, billiards, clubhouse, com- CONTINUED ON PAGE 23
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TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES

TOP SALES OF THE WEEK

A modest week on the local real estate market saw 14 single-family residences and lots change hands
from Aug. 7-11.
Among the top sales of the week in Port St. Lucie was the home at 11415 SW Aventino Drive.
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TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD $596,974
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PORT SAINT LUCIE 596 MONTEIRO DRIVE 8/11/2017 $596,974 8/11/2017 $310,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11415 SW AVENTINO DRIVE 4/4/2017 $379,900 8/9/2017 $284,900
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11300 SW ROCKINGHAM DRIVE 5/11/2017 $319,900 8/8/2017 $280,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 1482 NW LEONARDO CIRCLE 6/15/2017 $284,900 8/11/2017 $260,000
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GET YOUR GROOVE Giverny. Eiffel Tower. Rouen.
ON AT STUART’S
DANCIN’ PARTY PHOTOS: SHELLEY KOPPEL

BY SAMANTHA BAITA | Staff Writer Last year’s trip of a lifetime to France was so special ... I’m going back

1 Folks have been Dancin’ BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Columnist at least of a year, because next month, I’m This trip, like the last one, started as a
in the Streets in downtown [email protected] taking off from Palm Beach International, daydream. I must be a frustrated travel
Stuart for three decades, and this with a stopover in Atlanta, for Paris. This agent, because I’ve always enjoyed plan-
Saturday you can, too, at the 30th Oops, I’m doing it again. Last year, I gave time I will head south, for Provence and a ning trips, even if I don’t take them. I start-
anniversary of the very popular myself a special birthday present for a spe- river cruise on the Rhone. At the very end, ed by checking some of those travel sites
event. Organizers have a big after- cial birthday. It was a trip to Paris and a riv- I’ll spend some time in Paris, because, well, that offer inexpensive fares. I figured the
noon and night of music lined up: er cruise on the Seine with a stop at Mon- just because it’s Paris.
more than 20 local bands on four et’s Giverny. It was the trip of a lifetime, or CONTINUED ON PAGE B5
stages pretty much guarantees
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tastes. Among the groups are fa-
miliar names such as Sierra Band,
Ladies of Soul, Sister Baby, Bach-
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along with some talented up-and-
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Tickets are $15 in advance and $20
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2 No need to visit a galaxy far,
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summer movie, the now-iconic
1977 space epic that started it all,
George Lucas’ “Star Wars” (lat-

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BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer Clelia Patrizio, Joyce Milligan and Todd Caster rehearse a scene from “Vanya “If you don’t know anything about Chekhov, the play
[email protected] works,” he said. “Durang said it was one of his best
and Sonia and Masha and Spike.” PHOTO COURTESY OF A.C.T. STUDIO THEATRE plays structurally. It has familiar format and laughs
The A.C.T. Studio Theatre continues to bring plays to from beginning through the end. It doesn’t require a
the Treasure Coast that are not often seen here. They also characters and scenes and throws them into the blend- knowledge of Chekhov.”
bring programming throughout the year, at times when er. He uses the names and themes like selling the family
traditionally there is very little happening in our area. home and the theme, always in Chekhov, of lamenting or Lester is pleased about his cast, which comes from a
reflecting on one’s life and of the acceptance of one’s life. wider area than most area plays.
Christopher Durang’s comedy, “Vanya and Sonia That’s very Chekhovian. The people are ‘average guys,’
and Masha and Spike,” which will be presented week- not the famous.” “One of the things (A.C.T. owners) Dennis and Karen
ends from Sept 2-17, won the Tony Award in 2013 for Best O’Donovan have done is a good job of extending their
Play. It takes some of the names in the title from Chek- Lester said that it was not at all necessary to be famil- influence,” he said. “I’m from the Lake Worth area and
hov and there are other nods to the Russian playwright, iar with Checkhov to enjoy the play. there are people from Boynton and as far north as Fort
but it is a contemporary play about family dynamics. Pierce. They’ve expanded who they’re bringing in and
Vanya, Sonia and Masha are siblings whose parents did it’s a positive step. It’s a strong cast. Three have done
name them after the Chekhov characters. Vanya and professional theater.”
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ANOTHER BON VOYAGE chef and five-course meals, although this Waterlillies. les, where Van Gogh painted, and follow
time I will fill out the special dietary needs the Van Gogh trail.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 part to exclude venison and rabbit. I don’t
eat Bambi and Peter Cottontail. When Three days later, I’ll board the river boat
fare would still be more than I could man- they saw that I was a little hesitant, they for the cruise. We start at Avignon and
age, and that would be the end of that. immediately took away the dish and re- travel to villages on the way to Lyon. From
placed it with chicken, to which I have no Lyon, I will take the high-speed train back
It turned out to be $600 round trip. I emotional connection. Each night, as they to Paris and spend a day there before re-
couldn’t go to Albany, New York, for that, brought dinner, they looked at me and turning to Florida.
should I ever want to go there. I booked said, “Madam?” We became good friends
it immediately and then realized that I and always laughed. That’s a universal Rock stars give their tours names and
might have been scammed. While I could language. I dubbed last year “The Scarf Tour” as
still cancel my credit card charge, I called I went French and wore scarves every-
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rope. It had only begun to market in the and sing “Sur le pont, d’Avignon …” and cab driver telling me I spoke French very
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Bonz gets to know Noah, who’s sleek and styled

Hi Dog Buddies! called ’em figs. I nodded like I knew what a Noah. with phodos of me learning
fig was, but I’ll Google ’em later. Me an my Basic Dog Stuff. I don’t need
Noah Weinstein is one of those assistant agreed everything was doglicious. “They wanted to take me home right my crate anymore, so now my
poocheroos who always look like they’re then an there, but I hadda be checked out Noah’s Ark is the CAR. Come
about to step into the ring at Westmin- “I’m eager to hear your story,” I told him, first. So, they hadda wait till the next day. look.”
ster, know what I mean? Every super shiny pencil poised. Well, next morning, Mommy and Daddy
hair in place, ears in Alert/Payin’ Attention were waitin’ at the door, at 5:30 a.m. (It “We went out to the garage
mode. An that bouncy “Yes, it’s ME!!” strut. Noah curled up gracefully on his chair. opened at 8.) They wanted to Be Sure!” and Noah’s Mom opened the
But he’s real frenly, too, not like he thinks “Mommy and Daddy had a wunnerful back of the car. There was a
he’s All That an a Bag of Pupperoni. He’s Whippet named Tara. She went to Dog “That is so cool,” I said. very large space covered with
something I never heard of: an Italian Grey- Heaven when she was 11, an that very same “I KNOW! I was just a pupster then. I’m fluffy quilts, two comftub-
Waa-Waa. It’s part chihuahua and part Ital- day Mommy an Daddy saw four rainbows, 10 now. Since my early years are a MISS- ble-looking pillows; special
ian Greyhound, and he sure got the right which made ’em feel not so sad, cuz they try, I dunno why I was real nervous at my food and water dishes and
parts: a liddle bigger than a total chihua- knew Tara was all happy, an also that may- new home at first. Maybe cuz I thought it’d some toys.”
hua, long greyhound legs, sleek body and be there was another pooch somewhere all just disappear. But it DIDN’T. Mommy
that long sniffer – very arrow-di-namic. who was ’pose to be their Next Dog. an Daddy were so nice. And they gave me “Bow-WOW!” I exclaimed.
zillions of toys. I’d never even had ONE be- Back inside, Noah contin-
He was right there to greet us at the door: “Later, they visited the humane society fore, an I was so excited to find out I could ued. “When Daddy’s doin’
LOTS of barkin’, Wag-and-Sniff, then intros. in Stuart. There were a buncha of pups chew ’em and throw ’em all over the place, his art, I sit beside him an
all spiffy and cute, in a row along one even chew the squeakers an all the fluffy provide Inspiration. I guess
“It’s a pleasure to meet you in the fur, hallway. In another hallway was me, by stuffing totally out, till it gets all over ev- I’m sorta a Daddy’s Boy. But when we’re
Mr. B. This is my Mommy, Susan, and my myself, just sitting’ there in my crate. I’m erywhere, and nobody even gets mad at watchin’ TV, I sit partly on Mommy’s lap,
Daddy, Howard. Please make yourselves not sure why, maybe cuz I’m Super Barky, you. My favorite’s my elephant. I’ve gone and partly on Daddy’s.
comf-tubble. Would you care for a snack? as you noticed. Anyway, Mr. B., it was through lots of elephants. Sometimes, “I have my own bed, too. I share it with
Some water, perhaps?” One Of Those Moments, ya know? Mom- Mommy says, ‘We have a new toy for you.’ Mommy and Daddy. Before I go to sleep,
my always hoped for a liddle dog, like Then I get to do a treasure hunt to find it.” Daddy takes me out to Do My Doodie.
He pointed toward a table with lotsa a chihuahua. But Daddy really wanted “Any special pals?” Then, I zoom back, jump in bed an bur-
duh-licious lookin’ stuff. (Well, it WAS al- more of a Whippet or Italian Greyhound. “Sure. Mommy’s cousin Wendy has a row under the covers, to get the Best Spot.
most Snack Time.) There were these liddle And There I Was, a MIX of those EXACT cat, Stormy, who’s pretty cool. Then, there’s “I’ve learned lotsa stuff, too, Mr. B. I
wrinkly things all in a row on a plate. Noah BREEDS. Plus, I look a lot like Tara. When Samson and Delilah, they live nearby. can jump through HOOPS; an do Mighty
I got let out to say hello I jumped right up They’re real nice. Kinda slow walkin’, like Leaps to catch toys Mommy throws; an sit
on Mommy and Daddy and started givin’ they wanna be sure they don’t step in any- patiently an Wait-Wait-Wait, till Mommy
’em kisses. thing ukky.” says ‘OK’ before I eat a treat that’s right
“These are POOches?” there on the floor in front of me (which
EXTENDED GROOMING HOURS! “Ackshully, they’re Sand Hill Cranes. isn’t that easy); an say ‘I love you’ in Hu-
They have red heads and they’re super man. Akshully, I’m still workin’ on that. So
Mon,Tues,Wed, Fri until 6pm, Saturday - until 3pm long-leggedy. Oh, an the squirrels. I just far it’s like, ‘Ahee-woooooov-rooooooo;’ I
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BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer I was writing and working, I’d write in my detective Johnny Vero.” Crime novelist Fred Berri.
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to write seriously. I transferred it to a com- PHOTO COURTESY FRANK BERRI
Fred Berri worked as a financial specialist puter and used glass slider doors as story- lets Before Dawn,” which also features
in mutual funds and annuities, but he has boards with stickies. I wore out the stickies Johnny Vero. This time, he is in Chinatown, three years, but he had the very best reason
always loved writing. and had to use tape.” searching for a smuggler bringing in women for moving: a grandchild in Tradition. Even
and opium to New York. He hopes to have a busy writer has time for babysitting now
“Writing has been a passion of mine,” he The result was “Cousins’ Bad Blood,” the new work ready by the end of the year. and then. 
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songs that haven’t sold, articles for trade heard throughout his life. It is the story of Both of Berri’s books were self-published.
magazines and online articles.” Michael Pellegrino, who comes from Italy The first used Create Space and the second,
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and moved into fiction. He remembered Berri’s second book, “Ten Cents a Dance,” on the package you choose. He believes that
being a boy, sitting on Sundays listening to has a protagonist on the other side of the self-publishing is the only way these days.
company talk. In his first book, his main law. Johnny Vero is a homicide detective
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Berri, now a Port St. Lucie resident, start- “I had a lifelong friend named Johnny He said his books are available on Ama-
ed writing while he was working full-time who was a detective and moved to Vero zon, Barnes and Noble, online at Books-a-
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students going on to two- and four-year col- Aug. 16TH prosciutto, peas, and Salmon Piccata
The St. Lucie Mets will host the Dunedin leges. The school has about 400 students. mushrooms, finished in Chicken
Blue Jays that evening at 6:30. General tick- Wine & Dine a vodka cream sauce Florentine Grilled salmon, topped
ets are $8. The students were selling game St. Anastasia Catholic School is a pre-kin- with capers, artichokes,
tickets for $6, and some might still be avail- dergarten to eighth-grade school with about A 5 Course Chef Tasting Eggplant Thinly-pounded chicken sun-dried tomatoes, and
able from students at publication time. 525 students enrolled for the 2017-2018 year. Dinner & Wine Pairing Rollatini topped with spinach and mushrooms, in a white
It’s open to students from any religion and Wine: Jackson Family Estate goat cheese, served in a wine lemon herb sauce
Top sellers will get Mets souvenirs and a does have some scholarships available. Two pieces of eggplant, sherry wine sauce
pizza party with Slider, the team’s mascot. 6pm Seating, Reservations Required stuffed with Ricotta, Lasagna
The student who takes the top spot will This year the school is adding a new pro- topped with melted Chicken
throw out the first pitch of the night. gram. “This summer, we’re in the process of Regular Menu Always Available Mozzarella in a San Parmigiana Handmade pasta sheets
finishing a green house,” Trabulsy said. “We Private Parties & Special Functions Marzano tomato sauce layered with Sunday
Trabulsy said many of the Fort Pierce call it the Green House of Blessing.” Breaded chicken cutlet meat sauce and Mozza-
school’s students come from the southern Accommodated! Spaghetti and topped with melted rella Cheese.
part of the county. “I would say the majority Teachers got specialized training to help Meatballs Mozzarella cheese in a
of our students and families live in Port St. students learn about two advancing scienc- San Marzano tomato Chicken Italia
Lucie, and definitely in St. Lucie West and es. “We have a whole curriculum set up to Home-made meatballs sauce
Tradition,” she said. “It’s an easy little ride teach our students hydroponics and aqua- tossed with spaghetti in Stuffed with broccoli
up (Interstate) 95 from St. Lucie West.” ponics,” Trabulsy said. a San Marzano tomato Chicken rabe, fresh mozzarella,
sauce Francese and roasted peppers
The school has a lot of local history. To learn more about the school, visit www. topped with a marsala
“We’ve been in Fort Pierce since 1926,” saintanastasiaschool.org. First Data Field is Cheese Egg-battered chicken, glaze
Trabulsy said. at 525 NW Peacock Blvd, Port St. Lucie.  Manicotti finished in a white wine
Father Gabriel Ruppert laid the proverbi- lemon herb sauce Rigatoni
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interchangeable 11 Behaved 84 Grecian collectible
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rain 5,000 Fingers of 14 Once-over Rex’s diet
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THE NO-TRUMP RULE THAT USUALLY WORKS NORTH
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Jean Kerr, a humorist, author and playwright, said, “I think success has no rules, but you WEST KQ43 EAST
can learn a great deal from failure.” 63 AKQ K J 10 9 5 4
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What is the key rule for South in today’s deal? He is in three no-trump, and West leads the 7542
spade six. (As a side issue, looking at all 52 cards, how must declarer play if West leads 10 8 4 3
the heart jack?)
Dealer: East; Vulnerable: Both
If South had bid two no-trump over his partner’s takeout double, it would have shown
some 10 or 11 points. North, playing partner for six or seven points, cue-bid three spades, The Bidding:
asking South to bid three no-trump with spades stopped.
SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST
After a spade lead, declarer sees five top tricks: two spades and three diamonds. He 2 Spades
needs to establish three tricks in clubs and one in hearts. But that means losing the lead Pass Pass Dbl. Pass OPENING
twice, presumably once to West and once to East. 3 Clubs Pass 3 Spades Pass
3 NT Pass Pass Pass LEAD:
With two stoppers in their suit and two high cards to dislodge, duck the first trick. 6 Spades

South takes the second spade and plays a club. West can win, but doesn’t have another
spade to lead. (Note that if declarer plays a heart at trick three, West should put up his
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