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VOLUME 3, ISSUE 4 YOUR INDEPENDENT LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2018
DELIGHTING IN THE ‘DIRTY’ WORK Critics steam about safety issues
as Brightline trains barrel ahead
PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN BY ADAM LATEN WILLSON | Correspondent jury in its first week of operation, the focus is
on safety. On Jan. 12, during a VIP preview trip
Asante Bogle and Liy͛ ana Torres tug out the weeds at the Oxbow Eco- Three things South Floridians can be certain when the company toured reporters, local of-
Center during ‘͚ Dirty Hands Day’ last Saturday. Among other endeavors, of in 2018: death, taxes and high-speed pas- ficials, and others down the completed WPB/
environmentally-conscious volunteers cleared a path to allow for stones senger trains. All Aboard Florida’s Brightline Fort Lauderdale corridor, a 32 year-old pedes-
with artwork from the center’s classes to line the walkway. launched service between West Palm Beach and trian was struck and killed in Boynton Beach.
Fort Lauderdale on Jan. 13, and within the next
couple of months, the $3.5 Five days later and only
billion enterprise will begin five blocks away, a 51-year-
construction on Phase 2 of old bicyclist was killed by
their project through the a Brightline train. Another
Treasure Coast, with a pro- pedestrian was struck and
jected deadline of 2020. injured in Fort Lauderdale
Friday, but was not killed.
The company, now the These tragedies bring the
only privately owned and Brightline-related death
operated passenger rail toll to four fatalities since last summer, and have
service in the country, has met with opposition caused an urgent spike in safety concern among
since Phase 1 (Miami to West Palm Beach) con- citizens and legislators alike.
struction began in 2014. Chief concerns include Congressman Brian Mast, a longtime oppo-
traffic, safety, environmental, and economic im- nent of Brightline, has called for cessation of the
pact, leading several Treasure Coast counties to train routes until further safety reviews can be
challenge the venture’s environmental and safety conducted. Last week Mast lobbied the House
permits, as well as funding apparatus.
CONTINUED ON PAGE A3
Now, after two recent fatalities and one in-
Dedication set for Haven’t we Met? ‘Commerce Park’
stormwater project boost as PSL likely
Port St. Lucie will be seeing a lot more of Tim Te- to get a $3M grant
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent bow this spring – to the relief of his legion of fans
and First Data Field bean counters. The popular BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer
The dedication of the Lake Tebow, a Heisman Trophy-winning Florida icon [email protected]
Harvey Stormwater Project – the who made a splash last season with his foray into
culmination of one man’s vision baseball, was formally invited to join the Mets in The deal isn’t quite yet done,
– is slated for Monday, Feb. 5, at Spring Training starting next month. Playing in but the City of Port St. Luc-
10:30 a.m. the Mets’ farm system last year, Tebow belted
8 homers and had a .226 batting average. ie expects to receive a $3
The public is invited to attend Oh, and he also was largely responsible million grant to construct
the St. Lucie West Services District for the St. Lucie Mets breaking home a “loop road” and utilities in
event. The about-$500,000 project attendance records. the Tradition Commerce Park
at the intersection of St. Lucie West that will help facilitate City Elec-
and Cashmere boulevards was fin- tric Supply’s relocation and open
ished toward the end of last year. up six additional parcels for future
Dennis Pickle, manager and utili-
ties director, said the combination CONTINUED ON PAGE A10
CONTINUED ON PAGE A12 PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN
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BRIGHTLINE portation Research Board, that says the PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD junctions, though it’s still unclear who will
larger an object is, the slower it appears to pay for them.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 be moving, and the farther it appears to be. process of the review, the county was able
So, pedestrians and motorists at crossings to hold the train company accountable for From January to October 2017, 332
Transportation and Infrastructure Com- will look down a track and may see a train. augmented safety measures which include crossing incidents in Florida were report-
mittee to hold an oversight hearing to They’ll think it’s farther away than it is, and four-quadrant gates at most of the road ed to the Federal Railroad Administration.
assess high-speed rail safety regulations. slower than it is. They’ll say, ‘I see the train crossings, pedestrian gates and state-of- This is about 4 percent of all incidents na-
Until such review is complete, Mast has coming, but I have time to walk across the the-art technologies which aid in vehicle tion-wide. Pedestrian fatalities involving
also asked the feds to suspend a $1.5 bil- tracks here.’” and faulty signal detection. trains in Florida were 35, nearly 7 percent
lion Private Activity Bond, approved by the of train-related pedestrian fatalities across
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) In addition to this general miscalcula- Unfortunately, where pedestrian gates the country. No pedestrian incidents oc-
last December. tion, Gavalla says the population density are installed is often determined by the curred in St. Lucie County, though sev-
and prevalence of at-grade crossings in railroad and not local communities, and en pedestrian fatalities occurred in Palm
In addition, Florida U.S. Sens. Bill Nel- South Florida add to the factors that lead the new technologies alone would not Beach County.
son and Marco Rubio have sent letters to to crossing incidents. For the last year, prevent pedestrian casualties, says Ga-
Elaine Chao, DOT secretary, asking the de- while St. Lucie County engaged in an ad- valla. He adds that going forward, more This could all change with the advent
partment to review safety regulations for ministrative review of Brightline’s Envi- attention should be paid to areas that are of faster, more frequent trains, says Ga-
high-speed trains. ronmental Resources Permit for Phase 2 known to have high pedestrian traffic, and valla. For the most part, the crossings in
construction, Gavalla served as the coun- whether they are adequately safeguarded. place were designed for freight traffic,
Except for one incident last July, which ty’s main safety adviser. Throughout the In the last year, Brightline explicitly pro- where speeds average around 35 mph.
was investigated as a suicide, local police posed two pedestrian crossings in St. Luc- “Those crossings were put in to meet the
have ruled that each casualty was an ex- ie County, at the Midway and Walton Road risks of lightly traveled, slow-speed freight
ample of pedestrians “trying to beat the railroad. The question is: Have they been
train,” and that Brightline was not at fault. upgraded enough to accommodate the
Nonetheless, the increased speeds and risk to pedestrians? I think that’s a ques-
higher frequency of the new trains beg the tion that needs to be investigated further.”
question of an avoidable pattern. While trains south of West Palm Beach will
not travel faster than 79 mph, trains be-
George Gavalla of Triad Railroad Con- tween West Palm Beach and Orlando can
sulting says that it can often be impossible reach up to 125 mph.
for citizens to determine the speed of large,
quickly-moving vehicles: “What’s very dif- In light of the recent tragedies, Bright-
ficult for people to understand — and I line has begun to install numerous pre-
don’t think the railroad industry has done cautionary signs along their Phase 1 track,
a very good job of educating people on this and has hosted several informative meet-
issue — is that the human senses are not ings in local communities to address pub-
reliable for detecting speed or distance of lic safety.
a train. There’s a phenomenon that’s very
well studied and reported on by the Trans- At press time, there is no further update
on the requested legislative hearings.
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Three cheers for county
Teacher of Year finalists
Three teachers were named as finalists for St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) Samantha Lamora, first-grade teacher at Savanna Ridge Elementary School, after being named a Teacher of the Year finalist.
Teacher of the Year during surprise announcements on Monday. Luca Brad-
ley (Fort Pierce Central High School), Luke Hall (Treasure Coast
High School) and Samantha Lamora (Savanna Ridge Elementary
School) reveled in the news from delegates representing SLPS,
the School Board, St. Lucie County Education Foundation and
MidFLORIDA Credit Union.
SLPS Superintendent E. Wayne Gent said, “Our Teacher of the
Year finalists are outstanding individuals who are stand-outs in
their profession. These are the individuals students grow up to
remember as that ‘special someone’ who made a difference in
their lives. They positively impact the lives of our young people by seeing
them as individuals, building up their strengths, and helping them achieve
Locally, one of the three finalists will be selected as the SLPS Teacher of
the Year during the Night of the Stars gala scheduled for Feb. 10 at Lincoln
Park Academy’s auditorium in Fort Pierce. This person will then represent
SLPS in the Florida Department of Education – Macy’s Teacher of the Year
program. About the Teacher of the Year finalists ...
Luca Bradley is a social studies teacher at Fort Pierce Central
High School where he serves in multiple capacities beyond the
classroom including soccer coach, teacher mentor, and curric-
ulum specialist. Serving in this capacity was what he longed to
do as a child, and happily, he brought that dream to a reality four
years ago by returning to his alma mater to teach. He feels it is his
duty to help his students fulfill their quest for knowledge, inspire
their dreams, and influence their livelihoods.
Luke Hall, with 14 years of experience in education, is an arts
educator who serves as the band director at Treasure Coast High School. Luca Bradley, social studies teacher at Fort Pierce Central High School, after being named a Teacher of the Year finalist.
Luke Hall, Treasure Coast High School band director, after being named a Teacher of the Year finalist.
The growth of his students inspires him, and he also finds working with the
music program as a collection of large ensembles equally as rewarding in
that it provides an avenue for positively influencing the community. During
his six years as the Titan Band Director, the program has grown from 60
to nearly 200 students. He also launched a chorus program; organized a
successful booster program; and the various bands, ensembles, and color
guards proudly boast outstanding ratings at district and State Music Perfor-
mance Assessments (MPAs).
Samantha Lamora is a first-grade teacher at Savanna Ridge
Elementary School with five years of teaching experience. For
her, stepping into the role of a teacher is an answer to a lifetime
career calling she deems “magical.” She enjoys helping students
set goals and working with them to achieve their goals. Lamora is
inspired by her students desire to learn, grow, and celebrate their
own successes. With proficiency rates spiraling upward into the
nineties on the most recent math unit assessment in mathemat-
ics and writing scores improving by 57 percent, there is certainly
cause to celebrate. – CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS: MITCH KLOORFAIN
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AYCOCK FUNERAL HOMES BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer portal and interface to communicate with
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Residents throughout the City of Port cerns.
St. Lucie have routinely had to describe Communities will also get permanent
the location of their neighborhoods by mounts for special-event banners to ad-
using cross streets and landmarks. Soon, vertise events in the community, which
though, that will change – 17 communities will help cut down on sign clutter.
will finally have a name, one that the resi- And, by having a defined community
FERNHILL MEMORIAL GARDENS dents themselves have selected. with specific geographic boundaries, res-
Communities including the rough- idents within such can vote on improve-
ly-named Monterrey could have new, ments they’d like to see in their neigh-
more permanent names and get mon- borhoods – be it a new park, sidewalks,
ument signs near major entrances and lighting, speed humps for traffic calming,
way-finding signs that help communicate or other items.
HILLCREST MEMORIAL GARDENS, FORT PIERCE the cohesion of the neighborhood. The Woodland Trails community voted
Monterrey is located south of Cross- on a neighborhood park, which includes a
NOW OPEN dog park area. That park was funded with
town Parkway, and bounded to the east recycling dollars, according to Capezzuto.
by Del Rio and SW California and SW Sa-
vona to the west and south. Residents can The NICE program has collected more
choose from five names submitted: Mon- than $1 million over the last two years in
terrey Bend, Monterrey Trails, Palm Gar- recycling revenue to cover the depart-
dens, Palm Trails and Poinciana Place. ment’s costs.
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SW Tradition Lakes Blvd.
SW Hartwick Dr. program is working got real-time respons-
to help redevelop a es. Some of those
sense of identity for questions were about
this and other resi- Neighborhoods in need sidewalks and the
dential areas left without of a name – and a vote - “need” for neighborhoods
names, parks and other include: when the city has other,
community infrastructure more pressing needs.
by developer General De- ABINGDON LAKES Mayor Gregory Oravec,
An unforgettable velopment Corp., which did ALCANTARRA NORTH who sat among the audi-
memorial the bulk of residential de- CITRUS PARK ence during one of three
velopment – approximately presentations, told the resi-
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munity, Capezzuto said, include getting a neighborhoods are established, residents
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IN LOVING MEMORY
ROGER D. WEBB, 73 ret (Rosevear) Clark. He has been a resident Treasure Coast Hospice
St. Lucie West of Port St. Lucie since 2011, coming from Has Grown to Become
Roger D. Webb, 73, of St. Lucie West in Port Treasure Health!
Saint Lucie passed away on Jan. 16 inWeston, John joined the military in 1961 and was
Fla. Roger was born on Nov. 26, 1944, in Nor- stationed in Frankfurt, Germany, a few Treasure Coast Hospice has always treasured life. Now,
walk, Conn., to Clayton and Elsie Webb. years later. we’re offering an expanded family of services, including
Mr. Webb moved to Port Saint Lucie in John and his wife, Hannelore, enjoyed palliative care, pediatric care and grief support, to
May 2016, coming from Weston, Conn. traveling to any places the opportunity pre- better meet the needs of our community.
sented itself. They rode motorcycles togeth-
Roger was an avid bowler and a NASCAR er, with his brother(s), and once John and Licensed since 1982.
enthusiast. He was a loyal UConn women’s Hannelore’s two sons were old enough, he
basketball fan. Roger was a kind and loving also rode with them – and loved every min- Treasuring Life | To learn more,
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Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Eda Prior to his retirement after 32 years of
A. Webb; daughters, Lisa (Robert) Nilsen of service in the U.S. Army, John served first
Danbury, Conn., and Marcia (Michael) Kret- as an enlisted member for eight years, then
schman-Chaves of South Windsor, Conn.; as a Warrant Officer for 24 years, becoming
grandchildren, Robert Jeffery “R.J.” (Nikki), one of the first Master Warrant Officers in
Kyle, Scott, Madison and Mitch; many lov- the U.S. Army.
ing nieces and nephews; and sister-in-law,
Brune Johnson of Washington Depot, Conn. John is survived by his wife of 52 years,
Hannelore (Mueller) Clark; sons, John K.
JOHN E. CLARK, 75 Clark (wife Claudia) of Frankfurt, Germa-
Port St. Lucie ny, and Michael W. Clark (wife Manuela)
of Oxnard, Calif.; grandchildren, Nina M.
John E. Clark, 75, of Port St. Lucie passed Clark, Sarah K. Anundson, Kyla J. Clark,
away peacefully Monday, Jan. 15, at the Nicola L. Clark and Jeremy Clark; broth-
Hospice House of the Treasure Coast in Fort ers, William Clark, of Owego, N.Y., and
Pierce. James Clark, of West Palm Beach; sisters,
Nancy Romeo of Winter Haven and Janice
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N.Y., the son of the late William and Marga- es and nephews.
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FREE Sugar Scrub NEW YEAR SPECIALS $3 MILLION GRANT than $85 million total, according to Wooten.
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DAO Reflexology graphic areas rather than to specific busi-
Foot SPA development. All the city needs to do is pony nesses. While the loop road would benefit
Neck, Shoulder, Head, up $1 million from its Tradition Economic City Electric Supply, it would also benefit the
A Reflexology Lounge Development fund, which was established northern region of the Tradition Commerce
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1 Hour Combo “Tonight we have a historic event in the “In some ways, I feel like the city’s eco-
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MON. - SAT. 10AM - 9 business navigator, Monday evening during some spectacular failures – Digital Domain
772-249-2488 30 min Feet & his presentation to the Port St. Lucie City and VGTI,” Mayor Gregory Oravec said.
SUN. 10AM - 7 Council. “And, unfortunately, it still colors percep-
49$ 9930 min. Body tion, impacts people’s perception of their
The so-called loop road will provide ac- community and future prospects. And I
cess to 100 acres in the Tradition Commerce think that’s a shame.”
Park, which is located along the west side of
Interstate 95 south of Tradition Parkway. The Oravec said that the City Council has since
road would connect between SW Discovery changed its rules to keep such disastrous
Way and Village Parkway Drive. projects from happening again.
According to the plans, the grant would “City Electric Supply is antithesis” to those
fund more than 2,800 linear feet of roadway projects, he said, explaining that Port St. Luc-
as well as the installation of utilities. “There ie doesn’t grant the promised incentives until
should be no cost to the city,” according to City Electric Supply proves the goods.
documents pertaining to the project.
The local company currently operates out
The Port St. Lucie City Council unani- of a 200,000-square-foot, five-building cam-
mously approved the job growth grant fund pus near First Data Field in St. Lucie West
agreement with both the Florida Depart- with 222 employees.
ment of Economic Opportunity and the Flor-
ida Department of Transportation. The relocation to the Tradition Center for
Commerce will allow City Electric Supply to
Gov. Rick Scott still needs to sign off on the double its building space to 400,000 square
grant agreement, Wooten said, noting, “We feet and hire nearly 50 more employees.
are in the approval process.”
The company plans to invest approxi-
The state has $85 million for infrastructure mately $38 million in capital to establish the
improvements and job training programs new location.
that is available via grants. More than 400 ap-
plications filed for the grants – seeking more The state grant of $3 million is “really kick-
ing off the jobs corridor for real,” Oravec said.
“Good things are happening.”
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Cheryl LAKE HARVEY PROJECT “When Walmart pulled out of it, Harvey 15-year bond. “(The city) said we can com-
(Cutler) came to me and said we have some mit to $400,000 a year for debt service,”
Welcome Back To Paradise, CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 stormwater issues at the location.” Pickle said.
of the Basin 4E-5 interconnect project and Pickle said Cutler worried that more de- With that, the district was able to get a
New Client Specials Lake Harvey will move about 5 inches of velopment at that intersection would exas- bond issued and the deal was sealed.
rainwater off St. Lucie West Boulevard be- perate storm-water problems. He proposed
Touch Up 35$ 00 tween Cashmere and Bethany Drive during that a stormwater management project Pickle said Lake Harvey is an important
Reg. $5500 a 100-year storm event. there would be the best use. But, Martin legacy for Cutler for many reasons. For one,
(includes Style) Health System owned the land and needed the additional drainage helps speed Port St.
Lake Harvey came about because of one to fetch a reasonable price. Lucie’s hurricane recovery. Home Depot,
55Permanent $ 00 man’s foresight. “This was all thought up by Lowes and two grocery stores are at the in-
Harvey Cutler,” Pickle said. “I said we don’t have the money for it,” tersection of St. Lucie West and Cashmere
Wave Special Reg. $7500 Pickle said. boulevards. But, hurricanes are infrequent.
Cutler was the chairman of the district’s Folks drive into St. Lucie West daily, and
New Clients Only board of supervisors. He was appointed to Nevertheless, Pickle – who’d last heard aesthetics matter.
the board in 2008 and subsequently won Martin wanted somewhere near $10 mil-
Hair Trends elections. He served until his death in 2015. lion for the land – checked into it. The price “But, like (Cutler) was saying, it was a
Salon - 398.8300 was much lower than that at the time, and great idea to take it off the (water) loading
Cheryl - 359.9261 The 12.5 acres where the district built Martin was flexible. “We ended up negoti- from the roadway, and it would be a gate-
Lake Harvey was once slated to become a ating the price with Martin to purchase the way into St. Lucie West,” Pickle said.
1006 Port St. Lucie Blvd. grocery store and parking lot. property,” Pickle said. “They came down
Port St. Lucie from what they would have sold the parcel Even as the district negotiated the pur-
“There were several developer compa- for.” chase of the lot to build the eight-acre lake,
nies looking at (the lot),” Pickle said. “One folks started bringing up the idea of using
of the sales would have gone to Walmart to Pickle said Martin dropped its asking remaining acres for a park.
build the neighborhood market.” price largely because the district was using
the land for a public benefit. The final price There was a rub.
That plan met a lot of resistance. was $4.4 million. But, Cutler led the board of “We’re not able to spend district funds
“It went through zoning and planning at supervisors in resisting any talk about rais- for a recreational use,” Pickle said.
the city,” Pickle said. “They met opposition ing water rates to purchase the property. The district approached the city about
from the public about the traffic.” building a passive-use park at Lake Harvey.
And more. With St. Lucie West Boulevard “We went to the city and talked to the The Port St. Lucie City Council approved
largely filled with stores already, a lot of folks mayor and council and they were brought examining the proposal last February. The
wondered aloud why Walmart didn’t move on board about helping us purchase that council will discuss moving forward with
into Cashmere Corners where an Albertsons lot,” Pickle said. the proposed park project at a meeting
had been from 2000 to 2012. That retail lo- scheduled after press time, but before pub-
cation was vacant, and many wanted to see The district receives 75 percent of a lication.
it filled before developing more along St. stormwater management assessment on Parking for the dedication will be at
Lucie West Boulevard. Walmart did open the property-tax bills paid by residents of St. western side of the Lowe’s parking lot, 701
Neighborhood Market there in 2016. Lucie West. The district pitched the city on NW St. Lucie West Boulevard.
shifting the other 25 percent to finance a
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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome now seen as physical disorder
BY MARIA CANFIELD | Correspondent none of these things worked, or may be swayed to revise their lays the groundwork needed to understand
these disorders in order to diagnosis and
It seems that chronic fatigue syndrome – in the case of exercise – made thinking by recent findings treat them effectively. He adds, “This news
(CFS) is finally getting the recognition it de- will be well received by patients who suffer
serves as a physical –not psychological – dis- their condition worse. that the syndrome is often ac- from these disorders who are misdiagnosed
order. and instead may be treated for depression or
“Unfortunately, there is still companied by immune system other mental disorders.”
Up to 2.5 million Americans suffer from
CFS, characterized by overwhelming fatigue a stigma about CFS,” Dr. Shafer “disruptions,” such as chron- The Georgetown findings were published
that lasts 6 months or longer. The fatigue, in the journal Scientific Reports. Alarmingly,
which is not associated with any other medi- says. “Several decades ago, there ically high levels of cytokines it is believed about 90 percent of those suf-
cal condition, often gets worse after even the fering from CFS have not been diagnosed.
most minimal physical or mental exertion, was the same stigma about MS (substances secreted from the
and is not relieved by a full night’s sleep. Oth- While anyone can be affected by CFS, it is
er troubling symptoms of CFS can include – it was thought to be a disor- Dr. S. James Shafer. immune system) that can cause most common in people between the ages of
chronic muscle pain, headaches, frequent der imagined by melodramatic inflammation and pain, and 40 and 60. CFS is diagnosed far more often
sore throats, dizziness, and problems think- in women than men, in an approximate ratio
ing and concentrating. young women.” poor functioning of the body’s of 4:1. This heavily-female prevalence is sim-
ilar to other inflammatory conditions, such
Treasure Coast neurologist S. James Sha- In CFS, Dr. Shafer believes some combina- infection-fighting white blood cells. as lupus, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid
fer says “there is no specific test that leads to arthritis.
a CFS diagnosis. A doctor needs to connect tion of genetics and environmental factors There are also factors that can precede the
the dots by looking at the constellation of While CFS is not curable, it is manageable.
symptoms and ruling out other conditions.” causes an inflammatory response, resulting onset of CFS. One in 10 people diagnosed In his practice, Dr. Shafer prescribes anti-in-
flammatory medication or medications used
An understanding of the data on CFS is in the symptoms so familiar to sufferers. with the syndrome recently had a viral in- to treat fibromyalgia, such as Lyrica or Cym-
also important; while it is not directly associ- balta. He may also suggest “neurostimula-
ated with any other condition, there are con- The environmental factors are currently un- fection, such as Epstein-Barr or Ross River, tion,” a method of therapy that uses electri-
ditions that tend to co-exist in people with cal stimulation to relieve chronic pain.
CFS, such as migraine headaches. known; Dr. Shafer says “it could be anything. which is carried by mosquitoes or infected
Dr. Shafer sees patients and conducts re-
For decades, CFS was considered to be And what triggers an inflammatory response animals, or an infection called “Q fever,” search at the Vero Beach Neurology and Re-
psychological in nature. Those diagnosed search Institute, located at 1040 37th Place,
were told to get more sleep, exercise, eat bet- could be different for each person.” caused by the bacterium Coxiella burnetii. Suite 201, in Vero Beach. The phone number
ter and undergo psychotherapy; their frus- is 772-492-7051.
tration and suffering only deepened when CFS is sometimes referred to as myalgic Additionally, researchers at Georgetown
encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syn- University Medical Center recently found
drome (ME/CFS). Myalgic simply means there to be distinct changes in brain chemis-
muscle pain, but encephalomyelitis refers try in CFS patients after they rode a station-
to an inflammation of the brain and spi- ary bike for 25 minutes; specifically the level
nal cord. Dr. Shafer prefers the term CFS of molecules (called miRNAs) that turn pro-
to ME/CFS, saying “it’s a leap to say that tein production on or off. Interestingly, this
the central nervous system is involved. We same change in brain chemistry was seen in
need a better understanding of CFS before those suffering from Gulf War Illness (GWI),
we can say that.” which has many of the same characteristics
Although fewer and fewer medical pro- as CFS.
fessionals continue to view CFS as a psy- Senior investigator and professor of medi-
chological condition, those who still do cine James N. Baraniuk, M.D., says the study
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BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Correspondent area where host and hostess can stay in touch
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also a powder room and wet bar, making this
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uated on a corner lot with almost ½ acre of allow the homeowner to utilize the space in
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TOP SALES OF THE WEEK
A slowish week on the Port St. Lucie real estate market saw only seven single-family residences and lots
The top sale of the week was the house at 9025 One Putt Place. First listed in August for $549,000,
this 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom, 2,949-square-foot home sold for $530,000 on Jan. 16.
The week’s next-best sale was the residence at 7624 Greenbrier Circle. Originally on the market in
November for $379,900, the 3-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom, 2,217-square-foot house fetched $370,000
on Jan. 19.
SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND LOTS ORIGINAL SELLING
TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD $530,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 9025 ONE PUTT PLACE 8/1/2017 $549,000 1/16/2018 $289,900
PORT SAINT LUCIE 7624 GREENBRIER CIRCLE 11/4/2017 $379,900 1/19/2018 $270,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 118 NW MADISON COURT 11/4/2017 $289,900 1/16/2018 $218,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 5943 NW COWRY STREET 6/27/2017 $324,900 1/19/2018 $202,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 334 NW BENTLEY CIRCLE 12/9/2017 $245,900 1/17/2018 $200,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 9769 SW EASTBROOK CIRCLE 2/16/2016 $219,900 1/16/2018
PORT SAINT LUCIE 221 SW MANATEE SPRINGS WAY 11/9/2017 $199,888 1/16/2018
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2018 YOUR INDEPENDENT LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER
Coming Up! Tito Puente Jr.
coming to Lyric
OK, Y’ALL, PREPARE
TO BE ‘GOBSMACKED’ THE SON
AT SUNRISE THEATRE ALSO ...
BY SAMANTHA BAITA | Staff Writer
BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer
1 Gobsmacked: a British ad- [email protected]
jective meaning utterly
astonished or astounded. Or: an Musician Tito Puente Jr. takes “A Walk in My Father’s Shoes” at the Lyric Theatre on Feb. 3. PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE LYRIC THEATRE Sons of famous fathers take
a capella and beatboxing show different paths. Some run as
coming to the Sunrise Theatre far as they can from their fa-
this Friday. Beatboxing: imitating ther’s fame and legacy. Oth-
the sounds of a drum machine ers try to emulate it and don’t
with the voice. The national tour- succeed. Some, like Tito Pu-
ing company of the definition-de- ente Jr., son of the performer
fying theatrical experience “Gob- known as El Rey, the King, em-
smacked” is indeed coming brace their legacy and work
to Fort Pierce on its first-ever to keep it alive, while making
American tour. According to the their own mark.
show promo, the multi-talent-
ed, high-energy cast of singers Puente, who comes to Stu-
and beatboxers will perform art’s Lyric Theatre Feb. 3,
“jaw-dropping beatboxing and brings his show “A Walk in my
heart-stopping harmonies” that Father’s Shoes.” The New York
challenge the limits of the human native who now lives in Miami
voice, telling a story though a ca- spoke recently about his life
pella, “from traditional street-cor- and his father’s legacy.
ner harmonies to cutting-edge,
multi-track live looping.” Critics “I was born in the suburbs
call it “brilliant entertainment,
not to be missed” (Broadway CONTINUED ON PAGE B2
Baby). Show time is 8 p.m. Tickets
are $55 and $65.
2 No less a publication than
Rolling Stone has credited
Earth, Wind and Fire, one of the
CONTINUED ON PAGE B11
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TITO PUENTE JR. ing that instilled at an early age.” ‘He said the his legacy and his own music.
Puente began his own musical jour- main thing “I’m getting to the point where I feel
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 was to hone
ney playing in a marching band in his craft and I’ve embraced his spirit, “he said. “He
of Rockland County,” he said. “I was school. He took drum lessons, but his surround left a catalogue of more than 186 re-
suburbanized. New York is a totally teacher was not his father. yourself with cords. I’ve embraced the ‘nepotism.’ I
different feeling. It’s more urban jazz. creative people do feel that I honor his name. He shined
South Florida is more mambo, more Ca- “He didn’t have the patience to and you will be a light on Latin music as an ambassador
ribbean Islands, more Afro-Cuban sal- teach,” the son said. “He sent me to creative, too.’ and I’m proud to hold that crown highly.
sa. It’s part of the aura of South Beach. drum classes and in college, jazz ap- The fans have been very positive. In the
New York is more jazz and Big Band.” preciation pushed me to learn more – TITO PUENTE JR., ON ADVICE 17 years since my father passed away,
about music. I would come with him FROM HIS FAMOUS FATHER I’ve been to places I’ve never dreamed
The elder Puente, who was born and on the road from my late teens to ear- of and places I was with him.”
raised in Harlem, was exposed to jazz, ly adult, watching and listening. It was
the blues and the Apollo sound, named the greatest way to learn about Latin This is Puente’s third time at the Lyr-
for the musicians who came to the jazz music, seeing that mentorship. It ic and he likes the intimate feeling the
famed theater to perform. got into my heart, He didn’t push me. venue affords him.
I gravitated to it. He had 30 pairs of
“My father created a sound and a vi- drums in the garage and he said, ‘Don’t “The show is a time capsule, bringing
sion,” Puente said. “He added mambo touch my stuff.’” the music of the late 1950s Palladium,”
swing. It was very danceable and was he said. “There are cha-chas, mambos
very structured in its way. It had the Puente, who has a son and daughter and rumbas. I have great musicians and
rhythm. Gloria Estefan was right about 10 and 8, tells his son the same thing, I think I’ll bring in a great vocalist to sing
that.” and his son listens just as well as he did. a tribute to Celia Cruz, who was my god-
mother. What makes my concert unique
Puente both admired and liked his Now 46, Puente is comfortable with is that I have a quirkiness between
father. “He was an incredible man,” Pu- songs and tell how it was written. I also
ente said. “He said the main thing was engage the audience and talk about the
to hone his craft and surround yourself great nightclubs and places like Kutsh-
with creative people and you will be er’s in the Catskills. It’s really nostalgic
creative, too. If you have a creative per- and your feet will be hurting you.”
son around you, you can share mindful
thoughts of art. He was always around Tito Puente Jr. brings his show, “A Walk
musicians. He was a cool cat. He spent in my Father’s Shoes,” to the Lyric The-
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IRSC student actors embrace musical adaptation of ‘Aida’
BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer more familiar with the show than he.
[email protected] “They love it,” he said. “They were
This is not your father’s “Aida.” surprised to know it was an opera.
The Verdi opera about the Nu- They’re very committed and that
bian slave Aida, who attracts the makes the rehearsal process fun.”
attention of the Egyptian Army The production is renting cos-
Captain Radames, was turned into tumes from a costumer in Califor-
a children’s book, written by leg- nia and there is a large cast to dress.
endary soprano Leontyne Price. It In addition to the featured players,
was eventually transformed into a there is an onstage chorus of 25.
musical with music by Elton John There is also a backstage chorus of
and lyrics by Tim Rice. The show ran 15 that will be miked and heard,
on Broadway from 2000-2004, was but not seen, until the end of Act 1.
nominated for five Tony Awards and “There is a show for the finale of Act I,
won four, including Best Original ‘I Love Nubia,’ that is a showstopper,”
Score. Moberg said. “We’ll find a place for
Students at Indian River State everyone on stage and raise the roof
College will present the musical on the theater and give those folks a
Feb. 15-18. Director David Moberg, chance to be seen. This is a big cast,
chair of the performing and visual one of the largest in a long time.”
arts department, spoke about a IRSC students – from left, Christina Smiley, Raven Lawrence, Cameron Whitlock and Tevin Brown – rehearse “Aida.” PHOTO COURTESY OF IRSC The spring semester brings musi-
musical about which neither he, cal, vocal and dance programs, and
Molly Magee of the dance program or “This has a lot of diversity in the kinds of This musical puts a lot of vocal demands the final play of the seasons, “The Sensuous
Dale Rieth of the vocal music program music. The first act is kind of eclectic in the on its singers and Moberg is mindful of his Senator” by Michael Parker, in April. It’s sad
were very familiar. musk. When I saw it, the eclecticism drove young singers. “Because of the vocal de- to realize that yet another season is passing
“It was something new and something me crazy. Now I see much more clearly how mands, I’ve double-cast (the role of ) Aida. by so quickly. Don’t miss the rest of it.
different,” he said. “It’s something we in the the whole thing goes together. Every day, I We have younger voices here, and there is
department have not done. I was unfamil- have more respect for it and am enjoying to a lot of belting (in the show). I wanted to IRSC presents Elton John and Tim Rice’s
iar with the music and it was intimidating. more as I see the connections. There are a make sure I always had an Aida. I’ve dou- “Aida” Feb. 15-18 at the McAlpin Fine Arts
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Feelin’ groovy? Check out ‘Live from Laurel Canyon’ at the Emerson
BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer books I read, that began a trend of glorifying the West-
[email protected] ern migration. In every book, it started the movement.
There are neighborhoods that speak of the histo- A lot of New York-based musicians were unhappy with
ry of folk and rock. Names like Greenwich Village and the state of pop music and the Beatles inspired many to
Haight-Ashbury evoke particular times and artists. go electric. It was a combination of events.”
Less well-known is Laurel Canyon, yet for 11 years, The show, which has Chartrand and two other sing-
from 1965-1976, it was the home of everyone from the ers, as well as a four-piece band, provides context to
Byrds to the Mamas and the Papas to Crosby Stills & some the most iconic songs and artists of the era.
Nash, Neil Young, Jim Morrison, Joni Mitchell and “Prior to performing, there is a story or anecdotes
James Taylor. about the musicians,” Chartrand said. “Our goal isn’t
On Feb. 8, “Live from Laurel Canyon” comes to the to recreate the songs exactly. A lot of us come from a
Emerson Center as part of the Live! From Vero Beach jazz background. These are fresh new takes on icon-
series. Brian Chartrand, founder of the group, talks ic songs. Learning about the neighborhood and the
about the far-reaching effects of this community near songs gives listeners further entry into the song and
Los Angeles. “Laurel Canyon had always been an art- make it feel like we’re playing it in your living room.”
ists’ haven in the 1940s and ’50s,” he said. “There were The list of songs may vary, but may include “Cali-
jazz musicians, and prior to that, famous actors. It was fornia Dreaming,” “Mr. Tambourine Man,” “Hopeless-
rural, but there was the proximity to the night life of ly Hoping,” and works by singer/songwriters such as
Sunset Boulevard.” James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Linda Ron-
Chartrand said his show begins when the Mamas “Live from Laurel Canyon” celebrates the singers and songwriters who lived in the Laurel Canyon stadt and Jackson Browne.
and the Papas moved in. Chartrand’s favorite artist is James Taylor.
area outside of Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s. PHOTO COURTESY OF PARIS PRODUCTIONS
“Cass (Elliott) knew everyone,” he said. “She had “I grew up in Massachusetts and my first concert
bounced around the Village and knew a few folk artists, like famous and they were big party hosts. was a James Taylor concert,” he said. “As a young singer, I’d
David Crosby. This ushered in a new wave of artists who liked “It was a bucolic setting overlooking L.A.,” Chartrand said. turn on FM radio and the singers sang too high. James Taylor
the rural area, proximity of the clubs and the connection to “There was a lot of hanging out and jamming and full band was in my range. I wouldn’t have put on the show were I not
the environment. Because everyone knew Cass, who was rehearsals. It was communal before Haight-Ashbury.” a big fan of the music. They were an incredible group of mu-
such a social networker, she brought in friends and they fell Chartrand came up with the idea for his group in the sum- sicians and I love singing harmony. I get to sing James Taylor.
in love with it. Record managers and producers moved in. It mer of 2012, when he had a three-month contract on a cruise That’s all I’ve ever wanted.”
was cheap. It was a perfect storm of all of these things.” ship. “I dug into the era,” he said. “I’d always been a fan of
Chartrand said Cass Elliott’s house was the epicenter, the bands individually. I learned a bunch of their music, not “Live from Laurel Canyon” comes to the Emerson Center,
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HILARIOUS WHODUNIT ‘DROOD’ TRIUMPHS AND TRANSPORTS
BY PAM HARBAUGH | Correspondent Claire Neumann and Brian Krin-
sky are comic hoots as Helena and
Riverside Theatre’s Waxlax stage Neville Landless, mysterious twins
from Ceylon. Sarah Primmer and
turns into a high-spirited Victori- Peter Saide entertain as Flo and
Drood’s uncle, John Jasper. You’ll
an musical hall with its robust and want to see more of oh-so-funny
Neumann, who really brightens
meticulous production of “The the stage with exquisite timing and
energetic comic expression, which
Mystery of Edwin Drood.” even shows in her speech.
Directed by DJ Salisbury, the You’ll also want to see more of
Andrew Sellon, who brings the
concept here is immersive theater. same Chaplin-esque feel to his role
of Bazzard as he did a year ago to
So expect to participate, comfort- his role as Gaston, the chef in Riv-
erside’s production of “An Empty
ably, that is. The audience is not ex- Plate in the Café du Grand Boeuf.”
pected to get on stage (thank God) The music combo, led by music
director Anne Shuttlesworth, stays
to sing or improvise. But they will toe to toe with this professional
cast from first downbeat to the final
join the lusty, laugh-filled party in flourish.
sing-a-longs and hearty approval Moreover, the look of the show
is pumped to the extreme. Kurt Al-
of the heroic and disapproval of the ger’s lavish costumes are sublime.
He doesn’t spare a thread, nor a button nor a splash of fur
villainous. in adding to the visual treat set in the audience’s lap. One
such costume is donned merely for an exit of an irate char-
And, audiences get to vote on acter (Brummel).
Alger even lets loose with fabulous wigs (oh, Warren Kel-
whodunit and also choose a pair of ley, we’ve never seen you so perky).
Richard Crowell’s scenic design is big and hearty and
lovers (may Dionysus smile upon Sarah Elliott’s lighting design brings warmth and cheeri-
ness to it. And kudos as well to professional stage manager
you and have Durdles be one of the Amy M. Bertacini, who keeps all these elements on perfect
chosen). This is such a splendid and memorable evening in the
theater. You will be transported, lifted out of this daily mi-
This is the slimmed-down asma of gloom and dread into something cheery and fun.
Indeed, Riverside’s “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” is like a
version of Rupert Holmes’ Tony big party. And you get to play.
Don’t miss it. Tickets are disappearing, so call now.
Award-winning musical based on PHOTO COURTESY OF THE RIVERSIDE THEATRE
Charles Dickens’ unfinished nov- “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” runs through Feb. 4. Riv-
erside Theatre is at 3250 Riverside Drive,Vero Beach. Tickets
el. Rather than a cast of nearly two
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dozen, as it was originally written in 1985, here 11 perform- al tour.) While Brummel has that specific male Broadway are thAroWugeheokut the week with matinees on Wednesdays and
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co Dickensian characters. bird Rachael Ferrera, who is Rosa Bud, Drood’s intended.
This is the second professional production of this ver- John Paul Almon brings such funny restraint to the trust-
sion, which Salisbury helped Holmes create during a work- worthy Reverend Mr. Crisparkle. After working at Radio
shop in New York City 10 years ago. City Music Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center and
Salisbury, who is also a choreographer, and his excellent, more, Almon certainly has that appeal of a seasoned actor
professional cast bring a witty, intricate buoyancy to the who knows how to work the audience with a mere glance
stage, reflective of the complicated story. of his eye.
As the Chairman, the wonderful Warren Kelley begins Additionally, there are Norman Large and Sally Mayes,
the proceedings by advising the audience to get involved two performers with hefty professional credits from Broad-
and urging them to intone the name “Drood” with playful way to “Star Trek.” As Durdles, the gravedigger, Large is a
dread. hoot, constantly scratching his behind and leerin’ at the
We are introduced to the rest … and what a “the rest” it “ligh-dees.” But this actor, who has performed with Leon-
is. Salisbury very wisely waits until the show is over before ard Bernstein and Seiji Ozawa and performed multiple
handing out the programs, not only to keep the Victori- roles in “Les Miserables” on Broadway, certainly knows his
an musical hall ambience, but also so you can vindicated way around a song.
when you say “That woman playing Edwin Drood is so So too does Mayes, who, as Princess Puffer the opium
good … has she ever done Elphaba?” purveyor, wrings out the emotional, heartfelt surprise in
That woman is the stunning Anne Brummel, who takes the evening with the song “The Garden Path to Hell.” Oh
on the role of Edwin Drood, a conceit woven into the ac- my, to see her in “Sweeney Todd,” or better still “She Loves
tual Victorian music hall experience. (And yes, she’s been Me,” for which she received a Tony, Drama Desk and Outer
the green witch, both for Broadway standby and in nation- Critics nominations.
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‘LOVE YOUR LAGOON GALA’ FETES HARBOR BRANCH RESEARCH
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent “Students will be as- Schmidt College of Science Graduate Re-
search Day. The symposium is also sup-
The Harbor Branch Oceanographic signed a Harbor Branch ported, in part, by the gala.
Institute Foundation is celebrating re-
search on the Indian River Lagoon. On facility mentor,” Kiss- “We also use part of the net proceeds
Friday, Feb. 2, the foundation will have its to support an annual two-day sympo-
seventh annual Love Your Lagoon Gala at man said. “They’ll be sium on the Indian River Lagoon,” Kiss-
the Quail Valley River Club, Vero Beach. man said. “The theme this year is Resto-
working directly with sci- ration of the Indian River Lagoon.”
“It’s an event that lovers of our lagoon
can come together to support the re- entists on cutting-edge This year’s multi-institution and
search that’s happening at Harbor Branch multi-agency symposium will be on
(Oceanographic Institute),” Katha Kiss- research.” Thursday and Friday, Feb. 8-9. The public
man, president and CEO of the founda- is welcomed, free of charge, to the second
tion, said. “This is very, very high-level That research helps day. Registration is required to attend.
research going on and it’s so important.” That closes on Saturday, Feb. 3, at 5 p.m.
unravel the complex To register, visit www.indianriverlagoon.
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Indian River Lagoon Graduate Research challenges the lagoon
Fellows program. Candidates for the re- “(The symposium is) typically attend-
search grants submit proposals. Kissman faces, and points to- ed by over 600 people representing a
said recipients get about $10,000 of re- wide variety of institutions, government
search funding each. ward solutions. The suc- Katha Kissman, president and CEO of Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Founda- agencies and educational institutions
cess of the gala largely tion, far left, stands with Cyndi Permenter, the foundation’s administrative assistant,
determines how many along with Jordan Madio, 2017 Indian River Lagoon fellow, Debbie Dutton, director
research projects the of operation at the foundation, and other 2017 fellows Brandon McHenry, Carlie
foundation can fund Perricone, David Bradshaw, and Sarah Denka. Dr. Peter McCarthy, associate director
for education, is at the far right.
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a.m. to 4 p.m. at 5600 N. U.S. 1, in Fort atre this Friday. According to the show pro- opportunities to see ”Tosca,” Gi- This show celebrates “America’s Greatest
Pierce. mo, the northeast-based tribute band has acomo Puccini’s dramatic and beloved Generation” though the wonderful mu-
more than half a century of recording, per- masterpiece, a tale of love, lust, deceit an sic of Miller, Dorsey, Shaw, Goodman,
The gala has raised more than $500,000 forming and touring experience (from Cal- murder, amidst the perils of war. Why not Sinatra and other stars of the ’40s. “In the
over the last six years. Tickets are $200. ifornia to Florida) and covers virtually all of make an evening of it: dinner at your fa- Mood, a 1940s Musical Revue,” according
Earth, Wind and Fire’s greatest hits “with a vorite restaurant, then enjoy Palm Beach to the show promo, recreates defining
“Anybody who cares about the lagoon, full band of brass, percussion, and vocal- Opera’s fabulous live production at the moments from the 1930s/1940s – “from
this is something they can do to con- ists.” Show time is 7 p.m. Tickets are $47. Kravis this Friday or Saturday at 7:30 p.m. the happy-go-lucky pre-WWII era, to the
cretely support it,” Kissman said. or Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $240. start of the war, and the longing for the
3 Back at the Lyric, next Wednesday, Or, closer to home, in another excellent end of the war when loved ones would be
Quail Valley River Club is at 2345 State laughter will reign, as top-of-the- live broadcast from the Metropolitan Op- reunited.” Show time is 7 p.m. Tickets are
Road A1A in Vero Beach. The gala starts heap, Bronx-born veteran stand-up comic era, “Tosca” will be screened this Saturday, $45 and $49.
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A Mommy Corner offers support for those caring for autistic kids
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent sensory-processing issues such as hypera- mental stress instead of having a fit over, tainty about whether invitations to social
cusis, extreme sensitivity to sound. Autism say, not getting a toy, some urged her to events are welcomed, to annoyance about
Raising children can be hard. Raising is from the Greek word autos, meaning discipline the child. Symonds said she was the children’s behaviors. They said meet-
children with autism and other condi- “self.” Dr. Leo Kanner was the first to use in no position to educate the well-mean- ing parents and caregivers facing similar
tions can be harder. That’s why Stephanie the word to describe a group of children ing advice givers. problems helps a lot.
Symonds founded the monthly support he was studying who seemed to have little
group A Mommy Corner. wish or need for social interactions. They “There was no help,” she said. A Mommy Corner started meeting in
seemed to lack an understanding of other Those children are now 11 and 9. 2016. The women said there were months
“There are a lot of moms out there who children’s social cues, too. What Kanner – Sharon Laskey, co-founder of A Mom- when their husbands and they were the
don’t really have support from families, and the man who arguably first medically my Corner, said she’d been in similar sit- only attendees. But both said they’ll keep
or resources in the community,” she said. described autism, Hans Asperger – saw in uations many times. Her 9-year-old son is the group going even if many don’t attend,
“There’s really no support in this area for the children went well beyond normal in- autistic. so it’ll be there when parents need it.
moms.” troversion. “He is higher functioning,” she said.
“He talks a lot. His social skills are lacking.” “It ranges from five to 10 (attendees),” Sy-
Symonds was clear on one thing – when The combination of sensory sensitiv- Along with that,“he has issues with noise, monds said. “It’s not that big yet. But we’re
she says “moms,” she includes dads and ities and a lack of social drive presents like the school cafeteria,” Laskey said. going to be persistent and consistent.”
other caregivers of children with special parents and caregivers with several chal- She also has an 11-year-old daughter
needs. The next monthly meeting will be lenges that often causes them isolation. diagnosed with attention deficit hyperac- A Mommy Corner is working on a cou-
on Saturday, Feb. 17. It’ll be at Fairlawn For example, children with autism some- tivity disorder, a neurodevelopmental dis- ple of projects. One is creating a local re-
Baptist Church, 3003 Rhode Island Ave., times have stimuli overloads that trigger order that affects a person’s ability to pay source guide for parents and caregivers
Fort Pierce, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The what’s called the “autistic meltdown.” It attention and control impulses. of children with special needs. The other
meeting will include a presentation and can look like a temper tantrum to those Laskey said Symonds approached her is discussions with area not-for-profits to
discussion. not familiar with autism. “They have a lot about starting a monthly support group create volunteer opportunities for young-
of sensory issues when it comes to stores for parents and caregivers of children with sters with autism to help them develop
“The support group is not really geared and such,” Symonds said. special needs. better social and other life skills.
to just autism, but special needs.” Sy- “I was excited, because we need some-
monds said. Once, Symonds explained, she was in a thing in this area,” she said. The group also has two Facebook pages.
large department store when “one of my Both women said family friends and One is public, the other private. The public
Her motivation to start A Mommy Cor- sons was having a meltdown,” Symonds members often distance themselves from page is at www.facebook.com/amommy-
ner was, however, autism. “I am a mom said. “All eyes were on me and my child.” those with autistic children for a variety of corner.
with two autistic children,” Symonds said. reasons. Those reasons range from uncer-
“They were diagnosed at a young age.” She said because people didn’t under- The private page is to give parents and
stand that the lad was reacting to environ- caregivers a place to talk with others facing
Autism is a neurodevelopmental dis- similar challenges.
order that mostly affects socialization. It
often, if not usually, has accompanying
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Smiley warned that once one starts
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“I always joke it’s the chemical in the fab-
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More about the show and the Port St. Luc-
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Bonz falls head over paws for delightful Duchess
Hi Dog Buddies! ears were all different colors, with natch- took one look at me (not Duchess.
rull highlights. to brag, but I was an Irre-
This week I innerviewed Duchess Da- sistubble Liddle Fluffball) PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD
vidson, an English Springer Spaniel (like OK, I admit it. I was staring. Fiddling an they Totally Melted. An
me). An I just wanna say … WOOF! I with my notebook, telling myself firmly I KNEW I’d found my For- I casually move in, approaching the ta-
mean, she’s got it Goin’ ON! She was right to snap out of it. ever Famly. When we got ble sideways. Then, when the moment’s
there at the door to greet me an my assis- here, I met Mommy, an my right, I NAB it!”
tant, an she trotted over politely for the “Right! So! Miss Duchess, tell me about human brother, Graham.
Wag-an-Sniff. your journey.” He was a great Big Broth- “Rock on, girl! Any pooch pals?”
er. Helped me get used to “At the beach, I run around with Ed-
“WELLcome, Mr. Bonzo! I’m so very “Well, up in New York state, Mommy my new home, the rools an die, he’s a terrier. Up at Fishers Island,
pleased to meet you in The Fur. I love an Daddy had Daisy, a German Short- stuff. He’s in Heaven now. I me an my cousins Birdie an Rory hang
your column. This is my Mommy, Wesley, haired Pointer, an a Beagle named Duke. still miss him.” out. Mostly, though, I’m a People Pooch.
an my Daddy, Sandy. Please, make your- (All their dogs’ names start with ‘D.’) When we’re on walks, people are always
self comf-tubble. Can I get you anything? They’re up in Dog Heaven now. Then “I totally understand, stoppin’ to say how pretty I am. Same in
Water? A liddle snack?” Mommy an Daddy moved here. Their Miss Duchess,” I told her. the car. I sit in the front seat in my halter,
frens had Springer Spaniels, which Mom- “So, tell about your life these lookin’ out the window. I specially love
She led us into the living room. my an Daddy thought were Totally Cool days.” drivin’ through the Shenandoah. There’s
“Um, I, er …” I stammered. Her coat Kibbles, so they decided that’s what their cows an silos an stuff. But, when I see
was soft as a bunny, snow white, an a next pooch would be. Their frens told “Mommy says I was Daddy puttin’ on his loafers, that means
pretty color humans call ‘liver,’ but I’m ’em about Kensington Spaniels, in Hilton the Perfect Puppy. I didn’t they’re goin’ Out To Dinner an I hafta
thinkin’ dark chocolate. She had a cool Head. Mommy an Daddy called an told whine, or chew stuff I Stay Home. Which Isn’t FAIR. I lie on the
haircut, the back short, tummy, chest ’em they wanted a liddle girl puppy, not a shouldn’t. PLUS, I’m af- couch an POUT. I won’t even look at ’em,
an legs longer an wavy. And when she Show Dog, just a plain ol’ Family Dog. So fectionate. An puh-lite. An cuz my feelings are hurt. But don’t get
walked away, it was like she was wearin’ the kennel put ’em on The List. smart. Me an Daddy have me wrong, I’m a totally lucky girl. Yum-
dark chocolate pantaloons an fluffy white this morning routine: Dad- my food, lotsa toys. Cozy nests to nap in.
boots. Uh-DOR-ubble. Pretty face, too: “Finally (it was ’09) the kennel called dy says, ‘Get the paper.’ I Ribbons for my ears.”
big brown eyes, dark chocolate nose, an a an said they had the perfect liddle girl. go out to the front yard an I couldn’t buh-leeve how fast the time
beauty mark, like that human model lady. ME! See, I couldn’t be a Show Dog cuz stand over the paper an had passed. Heading home, I couldn’t
Her tail was bobbed, an her long, wavy of not havin’ a Full Collar, which means Check Out the Day: nose to stop thinkin’ about bunny-soft fur, an
my fluffy white fur didn’t go all the way the breeze, inhalin’ all those those big brown eyes. Sigh.
around my neck. ’Cept for that, I was cool morning smells. Then I
perfect. So Daddy picked up my human pick up the paper and toodle Till next time,
sister, Leigh, at college (she LOVES dogs) into the TV room where Daddy is, with
an they drove up to the kennel. Well, they his cuppa coffee. He takes the paper an The Bonz
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JANUARY Tours of YMCA Easter House in Indiantown begin this Friday
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community center at 2369 NE Dixie Highway
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be exhibited by members and other notable in January 19, 2018 Edition 1 FALLS 1 FLABBY
carvers from all over the U.S. and Canada The 4 SNOOZE 2 LABYRINTH
show will be open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. 9 AMBER 3 STROLL
with a recommended contribution of $5; chil- 10 MACHETE 5 NECTAR
dren under 12 are free. Carving exhibitions as 11 BURGLAR 6 OWE
well as free sweet potato carving lessons for 12 ANVIL 7 EVENLY
young interested or potential carvers will be 14 EAR 8 IMPREGNABLE
available during the show hours. Tools, safety 15 ANT 13 VISUALISE
equipment and the potatoes will be provided. 16 USE 17 FALTER
Vendors will be at the show selling carving tools 18 PUN 18 PRAISE
and supplies. The featured carver will be Mike 21 ABHOR 19 SCARCE
Sullivan, who has won numerous awards for his 22 ACCLAIM 20 AMENDS
caricature carving both in the U.S. and Canada. 23 TRIVIAL 24 ILL
For more information regarding the show, call 25 REIGN
Don Millenbruch at 772-343-1189, or check the 26 ROLLER
TCWC web site at www.tcwoodcarvers.com. 27 EWERS
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12 Musician (9) 7 Watery part of milk (4)
15 -- Hemingway, author(6) 8 Operatic song (4)
17 Blacken the name of (6) 13 Youngster (8)
19 Flat (9) 14 Something hated (8)
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a way in music 11 Gray wolf
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about ...” 92 ___ handstand 16 Charon’s river
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pioneers 94 Champaign’s 19 Invention 98 Of a continent
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26 Director Howard 95 Sees or sites protection 103 Easter is one
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30 Whistle-wetter in 101 Actress Patricia of 1992 (intermittently)
Watford 102 Actress Peeples 25 Lethal wrapper 107 Ultimate, in a
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on TV 110 Rejuvenation 34 Turkey 109 Detector’s find
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knee Glasgow 37 Wire cutter? middle name
45 Oogenesis 113 British verb 38 Stumble 114 Slips (away)
subjects ending 39 Slangy OK 115 In apple-pie
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issuer Cooke: abbr. order
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OPTIMISM OFTEN LEADS TO DISAPPOINTMENT J7643
Letitia Landon, a 19th-century English poet and novelist, wrote, “How disappointment AK54
tracks the steps of hope!”
All bridge players have had to suffer disappointing results. But in some cases, the loss K 10 8 5 2 EAST
was self-inflicted, declarer being unduly optimistic and running into an unfavorable Q J 10
distribution of the cards, one that would not have been fatal to the contract if he had J9 AQ
played more carefully. K76
In this week’s deal, South is in five clubs. What should he do after West leads the heart
queen, taken by dummy’s king? As a secondary issue, how would three no-trump have Q 10 8 7 2
An inexperienced player would have bid three no-trump with that North hand and
been very disappointed when West knew enough to duck the first round of clubs and SOUTH
restrict declarer to a pair of club tricks. If South has seven winners, as his pre-empt at
unfavorable vulnerability suggests, North has the four tricks that justify leaping to five 9
Declarer should see that he has three potential losers in his hand: one spade, one heart
and one club. He has only 10 top tricks: two hearts, two diamonds and six clubs. 63
An optimist would run the club nine at trick two. However, if West is in midseason form, A Q J 10 8 4 3
he will take the trick and return a trump to kill the contract.
Dealer: South; Vulnerable: North-South
South must ruff his heart loser on the board. He should cash the heart ace, then exit
with a spade to open up a communication line to his hand. East does best to take the The Bidding:
trick and shift to his trump, but declarer wins with his ace, trumps his last heart, ruffs a
spade in hand and sets about drawing trumps. SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
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