Florida ‘Guard’ on call A3 A6Tree survives ‘Riverwalk’ Showtime in the city! B2
Banyan staying put – for now
Local armory always at ready Acts coming to Civic Center
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SPRAYING THE ANGLES As Irma nears, city banks
on its ‘proactive’ planning
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer plans went out the door.”
[email protected] Despite the abrupt change
While Texans continue to of plans, Mercurio said he was
wade through the floodwaters proud of how Houston officials
of Hurricane Harvey, Floridi- responded and called out for
ans are keeping a wary eye on support from the state and fed-
the Atlantic as Hurricane Irma eral governments.
slowly makes her way closer.
Stores have seen an influx of “In the same vein, I have plans
concerned shoppers purchasing on the shelf” for dealing with
water, batteries and other storm a major storm, Mercurio told
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At the same time, the City of
Port St. Lucie is preparing as BACKUS NAMES
well – and preparing back-up NEW DIRECTOR
plans on top of back-up plans.
Brandon Wolfe catches some air while wakeboarding the C-24 canal in Port St. Lucie last Saturday. PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN
Houston “thought they were
prepared,” said Port St. Lucie’s
Emergency Management Co-
ordinator Joe Mercurio. “Those
Police chief credits MOM IN NEED OF KIDNEY TRANSPLANT
involved community APPRECIATES THIS ‘FRIENDLY’ GESTURE
for national plaudits
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer The search to replace the
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent [email protected] retiring Kathleen Fredrick
as director of the A.E. Back-
The Port St. Lucie Police De- Twinetta Hall has been down this us Museum ended with a
partment is getting even more ac- path before, but it isn’t any easier. familiar face – Marshall
colades. Two nationwide studies Adams, the education
found our city to be among the In fact, this time is more of a chal- director at the Vero Beach
safest places to live in the whole lenge; last time, her then-young son Museum of Art. Page A4.
country. didn’t really understand what was
Twinetta Hall, right, and Friendly’s manager Michelle Wagner. PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN happening to his mom. This time
“A vain man would just take cred- around, he’s 14 and knows all too well
it,” Police Chief John Bolduc said. “A the struggle, the prognosis.
charitable and cautious man would
stop and think a few minutes.” “It’s just very critical,” Hall said. “I
really need a transplant.”
Bolduc is a charitable and cau-
tious man. In 2006, she was diagnosed with
Lupus, a disease that attacks the kid-
Bolduc said the police depart- neys. A year later, she received a kid-
ment does a lot of things right. But, ney transplant from her aunt, Hellon
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OBITUARIES A9 ARTS/PEOPLE B1-B15
HEALTH A12-A15 PETS B11
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Ever-ready: Florida National Guard awaits call to duty
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent ‘The men and women that services, said Guard members may not be aware
make up the National Guard they qualify for some Department of Veteran
As the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror- Affairs benefits after being federalized and
ist attacks approaches, the United States is still deployed. “We want to see them,” he said. “If
in the fight against international terrorism. For
many on the Treasure Coast, that’s an intangi- are (our) neighbors. They’re nothing else, we’d like to get into our system for
ble reality. For others in Port St. Lucie and the in (our) communities day in the future.”
surrounding communities, it’s something they
have to think about and plan for every day. Gov. Rick Scott, a Navy veteran, is Command-
They could get deployed overseas with short and day out.’ – GEN. RALPH RIBAS er in Chief of the Florida Army and Air National
warning. Guard. When companies are federalized, they
“Since (Sept 11, 2001) and the Global War on serve under the president.
Terrorism, the Florida National Guard has de-
ployed all over the world,” Gen. Ralph Ribas said. One of the Guard’s most important duties is re-
“We’ve deployed a total of 20,321 soldiers and airman all
over the world.” The Guard now has about 350 sponding to natural disasters. The Florida Guard, at press
Ribas is the Guard’s director of joint staff. The term soldiers and airmen deployed in time, is monitoring Hurricane Irma, which might take aim
“Global War on Terrorism” is umbrella shorthand in the
military to describe numerous operations related to dis- support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, Afghanistan, at the Sunshine State. It’s also preparing to help Texas after
rupting international terrorism. President George W. Bush
used the term in the days following the attacks at the World the successor of the better-known OEF-Afghanistan. Ad- Hurricane Harvey.
Trade Center, Pentagon and near Shanksville, Pa. It’s never
been an operational name. ditionally, Guardsmen and Guardswomen are serving in “We’re already thinking along those lines and we’re
The Florida National Guard has a center – also called an support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the intervention prepositioning aviation assets,” Rimas said.
armory – at 2805 Delaware Ave., in Fort Pierce. It’s home to
the 806th Military Police Company, which is transitioning against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Syria Port St. Lucie will have its annual September 11th Re-
into a transportation company. The company deployed to
Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan. Ribas said he and Iraq, and Operation Observant Compass in Africa. membrance Ceremony on Monday at the Port St. Lucie
couldn’t discuss which units might be slated for deploy-
ments in coming months. But … That mission is to train African militaries to counter the Civic Center, 9221 Civic Center Place. The service will start
“We’re going to have a series of units deploying through Lord’s Resistance Army, an insurgent militia made up of at 8:30 a.m. On Friday, Sept. 15, the Vietnam Veterans of
the rest of this year and into next year,” he said
mostly heterodox Christians. It’s a designated terrorist or- America Michael F. Bradly chapter, 566, Port St. Lucie, will
ganization. host its annual POW/MIA remembrance at Veterans Me-
Ribas said that Guard members have spent a lot of time morial Park, 2100 SE Veterans Memorial Parkway
in hot combat since the al-Qaeda attacks in 2001. Rimas said the Florida National Guard is a top-notch
“We have lost soldiers during the course of the last 16 fighting force well trained to handle natural disasters, too.
years of conflict,” He said people should know that the Guard members have
In all, 19 Florida Guard members have died while serving a powerful motivation.
in support of anti-terrorism operations, including Opera- “The men and women that make up the National Guard
tion Iraqi Freedom and its successor, Operation New Dawn. are their neighbors,” he said. “They’re in their communi-
Wayne Teegardin, who runs St. Lucie County’s veterans ties day in and day out.”
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Backus and forward: Museum finds successor for departing director
BY MICHELLE GENZ | Staff Writer Marshall Adams, incoming director of the Backus Museum, and his predecessor, Kathleen Fredrick. PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD short order,” declares Fredrick.
“This program is consistent with Back-
As retiring director of the A.E. Backus party for their departing leader. New York University. Joe Ellis has left after
Museum, Kathleen Fredrick did not look “He is well-loved,” says Shotsi LaJoie, an 36 years at the museum in public relations us’ own philosophy and practice,” adds
forward to having to initiate a new direc- and marketing. Adams. “His doors were always open to
tor in the museum’s profound ties to the artist and mental-health counselor who kids throughout the community. He want-
community of Fort Pierce. Her own back- leads a class in art for Alzheimer patients Adams is particularly excited to be in- ed to make sure creativity and learning
ground, having grown up around A.E. and their caregivers. “He was in charge of volved with a museum dedicated to an were accessible to everybody.”
“Bean” Backus,” could hardly be replicat- a big chunk of the museum’s offerings.” artist like Backus, considered a leading
ed. But it was clear the gallery that on her American landscape artist. Known for Another big change will be the expan-
watch grew into a full-fledged museum Having grown up in Jackson, Missis- mentoring the African-American ‘outsid- sion of art classes for “lifelong artists.”
should never lose sight of its local roots. sippi, Adams graduated in studio art from er’ artists who call themselves the Flor- For some time, art classes have fallen by
Tulane University in New Orleans. His ida Highwaymen, Backus painted from the wayside at the Backus as the focus has
It was with great relief, then, that after a concentration was drawing, opting to his home not far from the downtown Fort been on growth and financial support.
nationwide search, an applicant appeared earn a B.A. degree rather than a B.F.A. be- Pierce gallery he helped found – now the
from just up the road: Marshall Adams, cause it allowed more art history classes. museum of his works, among others. From And a more adventurous exhibition
the longtime and well-loved education the 1950s through the mid-1990s, Backus schedule is expected to take shape. This
director at the Vero Beach Museum of Art. He came to Vero Beach in 2007 from was host to a troupe of visitors – including year, the signature show was Fredrick’s
Jacksonville, where for five years he was an adolescent Kathleen Fredrick, among choice: On the Edge of Madness, featuring
“We were really searching for someone director of education and exhibitions at dozens of Fort Pierce teenagers. works by Salvador Dali and other surreal-
who would mesh well with this communi- the Museum of Contemporary Art. During ists.
ty. We didn’t imagine we would find some- that time, he earned a master’s degree At the Backus Museum, one of Adams’
body this close to home,” said a much-re- in museum education leadership from first initiatives will be the creation of an As for the two well-respected juried
lieved Fredrick. Banks Street College in New York. art curriculum for public school students. art shows the museum holds, Adams will
It will be tied in to academics covered in assume their staging, too. The labor-in-
That connection is critical to the surviv- His departure marks the fourth per- standardized testing. The curriculum, tensive preparations include physically
al of the museum. “We don’t have a cadre sonnel change in the Vero Beach Museum geared to fourth- and fifth-graders, will taking in all submissions for both the Best
of wealthy donors like some museums,” of Art staff. Executive director Lucinda enrich their experience at the museum of the Best show and for the photography
says Fredrick. “We have always been sus- Gedeon retired last fall; Brady Roberts, when they visit on field trips, Fredrick show, The Eye of the Camera.
tained by the community.” former chief curator at the Milwaukee Art says, meshing, for example, art history
Museum, has taken her place. Curator Jay with Florida history. “Every museum in Those exhausting efforts are being re-
On Sept. 24, a Sunday, Adams and Fred- Williams retired at around the same time. this country has to reach out to the youth placed by a new creative effort by Fredrick
rick will be hosting an ice cream social to His replacement is Dr. Danielle Johnson, or they will cease to be relevant in very in her retirement: She wants to finish a
introduce Adams to Backus supporters, a former curatorial assistant at MoMA in novel. To that end, she heads off at the end
while bidding farewell to Fredrick. New York and a professor of art history at of November for a year in Panama, renting
a house on a coffee plantation in Boquete.
“We’re trying to create this smooth Tentatively titled “Motel Art,” her novel
transition,” says Adams, who has already has a good start: She has six chapters writ-
begun putting regular hours in at the mu- ten, but the effort was interrupted by the
seum, on the Fort Pierce downtown wa- sudden loss of her husband four years ago.
terfront. “I put it away when he died. I just want to
know if I can do it.”
Adams will be a significant loss to the
Vero museum. Over the course of close to a The Sunday ice cream social is likely to
decade there, Adams began or expanded a prompt countless hugs for Fredrick and
number of programs. Along with oversee- handshakes with Marshall. In between
ing the education wing where a crowded cones, visitors can see Fredrick’s swan
schedule of classes has nourished tens of song – an exhibit pulled together in under
thousands of adults and children, Adams a week to honor the late Florida Highway-
selected and trained the museum’s highly men painter James Gibson, who died in
regarded docents, what he proudly calls August.
“the front line to visitors.” The docents
now number 36. “They were the most pro- Fredrick was quick to reassure Adams
fessional volunteers that I’ve ever worked that it’s OK if the cones come inside. “The
with. They were amazing,” Adams says. carpet cleaners come the next day,” Fred-
rick told him.
Last week, those docents threw a big
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TREE SURVIVES ‘RIVERWALK’ CUT
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer river. If moved, the tree would have an 85 east corner of the property, PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN
[email protected] percent survival rate, according to Steve along Westmoreland Bou-
Garrett of Lucido and Associates. levard. Earlier this year, enough to curve north into the Botani-
The banyan tree that sits next to the the council opted for ef- cal Gardens. Utilities will be stubbed out
river in Westmoreland Park will stay put “We have a ‘build it and they will come’ ficiency and time when it to allow for future connection once the
– at least for now. And the historic Pea- scenario,” Mayor Gregory Oravec said of decided to leave the plan council is ready to proceed with the mid-
cock Ranch buildings will be relocated to the proposition to move a tree for a future alone. That plan had the dle and western pieces of the park plan.
the northeast corner of the nearly 10-acre restaurant. “I thought we already learned buildings essentially in the
park just south of the Port St. Lucie Botan- about ‘build it and they will come’ with center of the park space. “This is getting harder to digest,” Coun-
ical Gardens at Westmoreland Boulevard. Digital Domain and VGTI.” cilman John Carvelli said of the nearly $10
During the special million price tag. When the council start-
Those decisions were made after an He said the project has given him pause council meeting, staff was ed to lean toward paring down plans to
hour-long discussion and debate with city due to the proposed budget overruns and unsure whether the site only include the historical village, he said
staff over what should, could and would the paltry $50,000 playground; the city plan could be changed. that was a plan he could support.
be done at what was supposed to be a $6 had promised the public a signature riv- The city is receiving grant
million Riverwalk project. The estimated er-themed playground. “That’s our garden funding from the state to take possession While the city goes back to the drawing
budget now sits closer to $10 million. variety, off-the shelf-playground,” Oravec of the historic buildings. board on the site plan, the council direct-
said of what’s currently on paper. ed staff to send out requests for interest
“It looks like we’re way over budget al- Following the meeting, it was deter- from restaurateurs, the hope being that
ready,” said Councilwoman Stephanie He also noted that Port St. Lucie has yet mined that the city could, in fact, make those interested in the site could provide
Morgan during the special City Council to repair the boardwalk – a third of which changes to the site plan. Staff is now in some input on what their needs and con-
meeting late last month. “We don’t have was damaged from Hurricane Matthew the process of making those changes. siderations would be.
a restaurant, which could upset the ap- more than 10 months ago. And now the Whether the new site plan will need to go
ple cart already – putting the cart before city plans to add more boardwalk. before City Council again was not clear as
the horse here, because it seems like that of press time.
is the main component we’re looking at. “That really hit me hard,” he said.
I’m fine with that tree staying where it is. Oravec questioned moving forward Given the uncertainty regarding a po-
We’re making this for the public. We’re not with the project, explaining that it has not tential restaurant’s needs for a spot in the
making this for a restaurant. This is for the been a mandate from the public. The only park and the ballooning budget, the coun-
people.” thing the City Council has committed it- cil ultimately decided to redraw the park’s
self to do is take possession of the historic site plan to include only the northeast cor-
Staff and consultants encouraged the Peacock Ranch buildings – three in all – ner and the historic buildings.
council to consider uprooting the massive and place them on the property.
banyan tree and relocating it elsewhere To that end, council members reversed Infrastructure such as water and sew-
in the park to ensure a future restaurant course and directed staff to amend the site er lines and roads will only be run from
site would have unobstructed views of the plan to move the buildings to the north- Westmoreland Boulevard into the site far
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ordinate with the county’s emergency they’ll work. He also said they should
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area, he does not believe the same dev- found here
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he admits, “there’s no place in the U.S. psl.com/irma.html – helpful links
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IN LOVING MEMORY
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PATRICK J. GARDNER, 87 DONNA PFEIFER, 77
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Patrick Joseph Gardner, 87, of St. Lucie Donna Pfeifer, 77, of Port St. Lucie
West in Port St. Lucie passed away on Aug. passed away Friday, Aug. 25, at The Palms
24. Born on July 30, 1930, in Glen Cove, N.Y., at St. Lucie West.
to Patrick and Nancy Gardner, he spent his
childhood in Sea Cliff, N.Y. Donna was born in St. Louis, Mo. She
had been a resident of St. Lucie County
Patrick served our country as a first lieu- and Martin County for the past 11 years,
tenant in the United States Army and was an coming from Cashiers, N.C.
honored veteran of the Korean War. As Vice
President of the Louis-Dreyfus Corporation, She was preceded in death by her loving
Patrick traveled the world and resided with husband, Ronald L. Pfeifer.
his family in Kansas City, Mo.; Paris, France;
and Larchmont, N.Y. Survivors include her two sons, Scott
Pfeifer and Mark (Annette) Pfeifer; and
In retirement, he moved to Florida in two grandchildren, Christine and Jessica
2001 where he enjoyed golf, nature and vis- Pfeifer.
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THINK ‘PINK’ THIS SATURDAY FOR FRANCINE FUNDRAISER
The Pink Fire Trucks from Pink Heals, Inc., Down Down Food Trucks will be there and vasive Ductal Carcinoma in March. She was
are coming to Tradition Square in Port St. Wild Rose Line Dancing will be entertaining. chemically sensitive and her immune system
Lucie on Saturday, September 9, to raise mon- Sponsors are Hoplife Brewery, Before and Af- took a beating 5 years ago when she was acci-
ey for a local cancer patient, Francine Brown. ter Weight Loss Clinics, Dave Perry and Chow dentally overdosed with Benadryl. She went
Pink Heals is a group of firemen that dedicate Down Food Trucks, The UPS Store at Tradi- to Mexico for dendritic therapy which helps
their time off traveling around the country tion, Superior Printing, and Bass Pro Shop. rebuild your white blood cells and costs over
to collect money for cancer victims and was Carnival games for the children are sponsored $35,000. She had a mastectomy after return-
started in Texas. by some of the local businesses and include a ing home, but the cancer may have spread up-
Flamingo Toss, Ladder Bean Bag Toss, Fishing, wards. The fundraiser will help her cover the
The chapter closest to us is just above Orlan- and Bra Pong with lots of prizes. There is also enormous cost of treatments.
do and has been working with local business- a Barbie Bazaar, Face Painting, and Memorial
es and firefighters in St. Lucie County to put on Rocks, and more. To read more about Francine and her story, or
a carnival for kids from 10-3:00 that afternoon to donate, go to www.angelsforfrancine.com.
with all proceeds going to Francine. The Chow Francine was diagnosed with Her2+ In-
TWINETTA HALL SAFE CITY RECOGNITION
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Singletary. Medications kept infection at Twinetta Hall, right, stands she added of Hall’s circumstances. more importantly, he said the communi-
bay and the kidney survived four years be- with Michelle Wagner, Hall said she planned to be at the restau- ty does a lot of things right. Because of the
fore Hall’s body rejected it. community, Bolduc said the Port St. Lucie
manager of the Friendly’s rant Thursday evening for the fundraiser, so City Council does a lot of things right.
Now she’s back to square one. She’s back restaurant in St. Lucie long as she felt up to it. She gets tired and
to dialysis every other day for 3 ½ hours fatigued easily. “It’s a combination of the community
each time. West where a fundraiser and police department working together,”
for Hall was scheduled When she received her first kidney, Hall the chief said. “It’s what the community
She’s back to watching like a hawk ev- was a renewed person – she had energy, she standard is. The community doesn’t want
erything she eats. She’s back to being tired for Thursday night. could travel with her son. She could enjoy crime and they send that message to the
– exhausted – not able to spend quality time time with family. council.”
with her son. “It’s a lot to get used to,” Hall PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN
said, adding that her whole life now revolves She wants to feel that way again. Bolduc said council members have long
around the dialysis machine. According to the United Network for Or- “I’m looking forward to that transplant,” been keen to hear from the department
gan Sharing (UNOS), the first-year billed Hall said. She wants to plan a trip with her and support its requests. “All three parts are
Hall is on one list and, with luck after charges for a kidney transplant are more son, but she wouldn’t say where. It’s a sur- working together,” he said.
a scheduled fundraiser Thursday night, than $262,000. prise.
she can be placed on a second list for her The city recently announced that Port St.
much-needed kidney transplant. John Genest, vice president of operations Lucie was recognized by SafeHomeBlog and
for Friendly’s, gave the OK for the fundrais- Niche, a data collection and analysis web-
To that end, Friendly’s Restaurant on NW er, noting that the company often partic- site, for being among the safest places to
Peacock Boulevard in St. Lucie West was ipates in community fundraisers. “One of live. Niche listed the city as the eighth safest
scheduled to host a fundraiser from 5 p.m. our pillars is giving back,” he said, adding place to live in the United States. SafeHome-
to 7 p.m. Thursday, donating a portion of that they often seek out opportunities to do Blog listed it in ninth place.
their sales to the National Foundation for so. “We wouldn’t turn anyone away.”
Transplants in Hall’s name. In July, Port St. Lucie held the state’s top
The general manager of the St. Lucie West spot for low crime rates in cities of 100,000
She’s $2,000 away from having what she Friendly’s agreed. “It’s what drives us,” said or more in the Florida Department of Law
needs on hand to be placed on the Mayo Michelle Wagner. “It just breaks your heart,” Enforcement’s 2016 Unified Crime Report.
Clinic’s transplant list.
According to the state report, overall
Hall explained that Mayo requires those crime dropped about 1 percent in Port St.
on the list to have $6,000 in hand to cover Lucie from 2015 to 2017, although the pop-
lodging and medications for the first month ulation increased about 1.3 percent. From
of treatment. 2010 to 2016, the overall crime rate dropped
almost 50 percent.
On Medicare, Hall also needs to come up
with the 20 percent Medicare won’t cover.
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Bolduc started with the Port St. Lucie Po- Services District poised to adopt budget
lice Department as a road officer 22 years
ago. He worked his way up the ranks until BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent from the district opting to do its own sludge ing about $150,000 for the in-house sludge
making chief. removal. The district, like other sewage reduction and removal in the proposed
The St. Lucie West Services District is utilities, must dehydrate and dispose of budget.
“One of the things we did when we took scheduled to have its final hearing for the solid waste. It use to have a company do the
over, we decided we were going to be com- 2017-2018 budget on Tuesday. The district’s reduction and removal. That was costing “Now we’ve seen an about-$300,000
pletely transparent with the press,” Bolduc board of supervisors hasn’t increased rates about $525,500 a year. in savings attributed to us running it in
said. Not just transparent, but engaging. since 2010, and is looking at making a slight house,” Pickle said.
decrease in the maintenance assessments. In 2015, the district bought the needed
“When we have a cluster of burglaries, we equipment to dry and remove the sludge. It The truck cost about $162,000. “The
go to the press,” Bolduc said. “We educate “That $111 on the (Truth in Millage) no- coast about $834,000. The district estimat- truck was fairly costly, but could be used for
the public. Educating the public engages tices is now proposed to be $106,” Dennis ed it would take about five years to see the multiple things here,” Pickle said.
them and they want to help. I can’t tell you Pickle, manager and utilities supervisor, investment pay off in savings. It’s going to
how many people we’ve caught off of tips.” said. happen in about 2.3. The district is budget- The budget hearing, scheduled to begin at
9 a.m., will be at the district’s office, 450 SW
Catching a single criminal can have pro- The district is poised to approve an Utility Drive.
found effects. about-$2.7 million operating budget from
the general budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal Talk to
“A very small percentage of the people do year. The district is taking care of some of your neighbors,
the majority of the crimes,” Bolduc said. those longstanding, needed projects. For then talk to me.
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On Saturday, Sept. 30, the Port St. Lucie Pickle said the district was projecting to
Police Department is celebrating by Giving have a 2 percent rate increase in the 2020-
Crime a Going Away Party. That’s the theme 2021 budget, but that’s been put back — in
for the upcoming National Night Out open projections — until a later year.
house. The open house at the station, 121
SW Port St. Lucie Blvd., will be from 10 a.m. “We continue to look for ways we can
to 3 p.m. save money,” he said.
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Certain diabetes meds can help with osteoporosis
BY MARIA CANFIELD | Correspondent Dr. Seth Coren. ing) brand names in parentheses: Exenatide)
Metformin (Glumetza, Glucophage, The researchers also concluded that
Many people – women especially – PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE
have both Type 2 diabetes and osteopo- Fortamet) certain Type 2 diabetes medications are
rosis. This isn’t surprising, as the risk of excessive consumption of alcohol and Sulfonylureas (Glibenclamide, to be avoided, such as TZDs and canagli-
both conditions increases with age, and caffeine. flozin, because of their negative effect on
Type 2 diabetes directly affects bone Glimepiride, Glipizide) bone metabolism. Insulin, the research-
strength. But, until recently, research The study concluded that there are DPP-4 inhibitors (Sitagliptin, Lina- ers say, should be used with caution be-
studies largely ignored this link. Type 2 diabetes medications that help cause it can cause low blood sugar and
protect bone health, and are therefore gliptin) dizziness, which increases the risk of
A comprehensive review recently pub- preferred for people who also have os- GLP1 receptor agonists (Liraglutide, falls and fractures.
lished in the Endocrine Society’s Journal teoporosis. Here are those medications,
of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism with their common (and tongue-twist- Dr. Coren is familiar with the published
changes that. The researchers, from the review. He says lead author Dr. Stavroula
National and Kapodistrian University of A. Paschou has conducted much research
Athens, Greece, systematically reviewed on osteoporosis and he “has a level of
the effects of medications on both Type trust in its conclusions.”
2 diabetes and osteoporosis and deter-
mined that certain diabetes medications Taking a diabetes medicine that helps
affect bone metabolism. bone health is also an important consid-
eration for people who don’t have osteo-
Seth Coren, M.D., a Vero Beach or- porosis, as studies show the risk of frac-
thopedist with a sub-specialty in osteo- ture is increased in people with Type 2
porosis, says osteoporosis – commonly diabetes, especially if they have had the
defined simply as a condition in which condition for a long time, if it is poorly
bones become weak and brittle – is actu- controlled, or if it has caused other health
ally very complex. complications.
“Osteoporosis is not just one thing,” he Dr. Coren has specific guidance for
says. “It is a multifactorial disease, with those in the community who are over
many interrelated causes.” In addition age 50:
to gender and age, those causes include
genetic factors, inadequate consumption Include at least 1,200 (but not more
of calcium, inadequate consumption of than 1,600) milligrams of calcium in
vitamin D, smoking, lack of exercise, and your daily diet. Calcium supplements are
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include yogurt, cheese, sardines, kale, New drug may revolutionize prostate cancer treatment
broccoli and almonds.
BY MARIA CANFIELD | Correspondent clinical trial for adult cancers.” Zytiga, a tablet, is usually given to men
Get your vitamin D levels checked. Dr. Raul Storey, a medical oncologist with prostate cancer that has metasta-
We need vitamin D to absorb calcium as Recent research from a United King- sized (spread) and has stopped respond-
part of the bone-building process, and affiliated with Sebastian River Medical ing to standard to hormone therapy, but
we don’t know if we need a supplement dom-funded clinical trial could change Center, agrees. “This is one of the most the results from the STAMPEDE trial in-
unless we are tested. important trials in the history of treat- dicate its benefit for men just beginning
the standard of care for men with pros- ment of prostate cancer, and will defi- treatment.
Engage in “resistance” exercise. This nitely change the way we treat high risk
is a type of exercise that causes the mus- tate cancer. prostate cancer,” he says. Dr. Storey notes, “Zytiga also lowered
cles to contract against what is called the chance of treatment failure – mea-
an “external resistance,” which can be Each year, more than 180,000 Amer- The trial involved nearly 2,000 men. sured by worsening symptoms or poor
dumbbells, rubber exercise tubing, bot- The results were presented at the annu- test results – by 71 percent compared
tles of water, or your own body weight. ican men are diagnosed with prostate al meeting of the American Society of with standard therapy.” In addition, the
The goal of resistance exercise is to in- Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in June, and study found that the addition of Zytiga to
crease strength, tone and muscle mass cancer. Other than skin cancer, it is the published in the New England Journal standard hormone therapy reduced the
and to slow down sarcopenia (the loss of of Medicine. incidence of severe bone complications
muscle tissue as a natural part of the ag- most common cancer affecting men, oc- (a major problem in prostate cancer) by
ing process). Prostate cancer cells usually depend more than 50 percent.
curring primarily in men aged 65 or older. on testosterone to grow.
Undergo a bone density evaluation. Standard hormone thera- The risk factors for prostate cancer in-
Women over age 50 and men over age 70 Currently, the preferred initial treat- py – also called androgen clude age (it rarely occurs in men under
should get a baseline evaluation, as should deprivation therapy – 40 and about 60 percent of cases are in
people who have experienced a “fragility” ment for prostate is hormone therapy. blocks the action of male men over age 65); race (for reasons that
fracture, a fracture resulting from a fall sex hormones, halting are not understood, it is more common
from a standing height or lower. The clinical trial, called STAMPEDE, the disease. Zytiga, anoth- in African American men than in men of
er form of hormone ther- other races); and a family history of the
Dr. Coren also recommends that peo- studied the results of adding a drug called apy, goes further disease.
ple with osteoporosis visit the Nation- and shuts down
al Osteoporosis Foundation website at abiraterone (brand name Zytiga) to hor- the produc- Several inherited gene changes seem
www.nof.org. “It has a lot of valuable in- tion of the hor- to raise the risk of prostate cancer, but ex-
formation,” he says. mone therapy and found that, by doing mones that fuel perts believe they account for only a small
prostate can- percentage of overall cases.
Dr. Coren’s practice is part of Vero Or- so, significantly increased the three-year cer’s growth.
thopaedics and Neurology, located at 1155 CONTINUED ON PAGE A15
35th Lane, Suite 100 in Vero Beach and 801 survival rate from 76 percent to 83 per-
Wellness Way, Suite 100 in Sebastian. The
phone number for both locations is 772- cent.
Professor Nicholas James, from the
University of Birmingham in the UK,
was the chief investigator of the tri-
al. He says, “These are the most
powerful results I’ve seen
from a prostate cancer
trial – it’s a once-in-a-
career feeling. This
is one of the biggest
reductions in death
I’ve seen in any Dr. Raul Storey.
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PROSTATE TREATMENT At age 40 for men at even higher risk
(those with more than one first-degree rel-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A13 ative who had prostate cancer at an early
The American Cancer Society recom-
mends that men in the following circum- Testing consists of a prostate-specific an-
stances have a discussion with their doctor tigen (PSA) blood test, and (perhaps) a digi-
about screening for prostate cancer: tal rectal exam.
At age 50 for men who are at average In addition to hormone therapy, treat-
risk of prostate cancer and are expected to ment options for men with prostate can-
live at least 10 more years. cer include active surveillance (“watch-
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At age 45 for men at high risk of de- cryotherapy (the use of very cold tempera-
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FLOORING ‘perfect for entertaining’
Lenny Agin • Tile Marble BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Correspondent marble counter tops, lots of storage space,
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I had not visited the Briarcliff section of light.
2014, 2015 & 2016 PGA Village before. It’s located near the Leg-
VOTED #1 FLOORING acy golf course, the only private course in To the right of the entry is the formal
STORE in St. Lucie Co. PGA, and conveniently close to the other dining room, 13-by-11. It has granite sills,
PGA courses. which are an elegant touch, chair rails,
Plush WATERPROOF The paver stone walkway at 9425 Briarcliff crown molding and a ceiling medallion. The
VINYL Trace is framed by lush landscaping and, as fixture there, as with all the fixtures, will re-
$18.99 sq. yd. you enter the home, you step onto ceram- main. The dining room flows into the nice-
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$14.99 sq yd Installed 5$ 29 tertain. To the left, is an office/den, 12-by-7, splash, newer top-of-the-line appliances,
Sq. Ft. with a built-in, granite-topped work station paneled cabinetry and large pantry. There
12mm Laminate or desk with lots of storage, wood floors and is a breakfast nook that looks over the golf
Flooring Installed a bay-style window that lets in the light. course. You’ve heard of “Breakfast at Wim-
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Starting at $3.99 sq ft The house has a split floor plan, and the watching golfers on the Pete Dye course.
Installed master suite is on this side. Before you get to The course also acts as a buffer, keeping
it, there is a powder room and then a door other houses in the back at a distance.
5Wood $ 99 to the suite, which also has wood floors.
Flooring Sq. Ft. The master bedroom, a spacious 16-by- The family room, again a great size at 16-
14, opens onto the covered lanai and golf by-16, is another entertainment center for
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showed me the house, said that Briarcliff entertaining. You can walk onto the lanai
has larger lots than many of the other sec- and back to the kitchen and great room.
tions of PGA. The split floor plan is great for families. It
was remodeled to sell and very well main-
“It’s the rare Kingsley model, with a very
efficient flow plan,” he said. “It’s perfect for CONTINUED ON PAGE 25
FEATURES FOR 9425 BRIARCLIFF TRACE
Neighborhood: Briarcliff at PGA Village
Year built: 2006 • Construction: CBS
Unit size: 2,628 sq. ft. • Total square footage: 3,492
Bedrooms: 3 • Bathrooms: 2.5
Flooring: carpet, ceramic tile, wood
Security: manned gate, security patrol, owner system
Additional features: complete panel shutters, two-car garage
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TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES
TOP SALES OF THE WEEK
The final week of August saw the sale of 23 single-family residences and lots on the regional
real estate market (some shown below).
The top sale of the week in Port St. Lucie was the house at 8734 Tompson Point Road. First
listed in July for $589,900, this 4-bedroom, 5-bathroom, 3,010-square-foot residence sold for
$540,000 on Sept. 1.
The week’s next-best sale was the home at 11305 SW Vanderbilt Circle. First put on the market
in June for $383,000, the 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 4,342-square-foot abode fetched $367,000
on Aug. 30.
SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND LOTS ORIGINAL SELLING
TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD $540,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 8734 TOMPSON POINT ROAD 7/15/2017 $589,900 9/1/2017 $340,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11305 SW VANDERBILT CIRCLE 6/14/2017 $383,000 8/30/2017 $325,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 12370 SW KEATING DRIVE 6/30/2017 $339,900 8/30/2017 $305,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 5744 NW ESKIMO CIRCLE 7/6/2017 $334,990 9/1/2017 $295,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 7309 MYSTIC WAY 7/6/2017 $319,900 8/31/2017 $280,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11342 SW OLMSTEAD DRIVE 6/7/2017 $319,900 8/31/2017 $274,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 724 SW LAKE CHARLES CIRCLE 7/15/2017 $299,000 8/29/2017 $268,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 429 NW COOLWATER COURT 8/10/2017 $274,000 9/1/2017 $267,500
PORT SAINT LUCIE 505 SW LAKE MANATEE WAY 4/28/2017 $270,900 9/1/2017 $264,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11250 SW WYNDHAM WAY 6/17/2017 $284,900 8/30/2017 $260,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 5315 NW WISK FERN CIRCLE 4/6/2016 $274,900 8/30/2017 $260,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 107 NW BAYCREST COURT 6/27/2017 $274,900 8/30/2017
PORT SAINT LUCIE 10258 SW CANOSSA WAY 6/2/2017 $269,400 9/1/2017
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HERE ARE SOME OF THE TOP RECENT TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES
11305 SW Vanderbilt Circle, Port Saint Lucie 12370 SW Keating Drive, Port Saint Lucie
Listing Date: 6/14/2017 Listing Date: 6/30/2017
Original Price: $383,000 Original Price: $339,900
Sold: 8/30/2017 Sold: 8/30/2017
Selling Price: $367,000 Selling Price: $340,000
Listing Agent: Lisa Crovato Listing Agent: Vickie Smith
Selling Agent: The Keyes Company Selling Agent: Bowen Realty, Inc.
Karen Kittrell Jeffrey Michael Grant
The Keyes Company - Stuart RE/MAX Properties
5744 NW Eskimo Circle, Port Saint Lucie 7309 Mystic Way, Port Saint Lucie
Listing Date: 7/6/2017 Listing Date: 7/6/2017
Original Price: $334,990 Original Price: $319,900
Sold: 9/1/2017 Sold: 8/31/2017
Selling Price: $325,000 Selling Price: $305,000
Listing Agent: Jean David Cidel Listing Agent: Vickie Smith
Selling Agent: RE/MAX Masterpiece Realty Selling Agent: Bowen Realty, Inc.
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 19 even a desert-style putt-putt course and a
dog park. That makes it ideal for families
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The owner kept right on top of everything.” grandchildren. You don’t have to go far for
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Local Market Update
SINGLE FAMILY HOMES 07-20-17 07-20-16 % CHANGE
Closed Sales 513 473 8.5%
Closed Sales (Paid In Cash) 122 136 -10.3%
Median Sale Price $209,205 $183,000 14.3%
Median % Original list Price Received 96.7% 96.7% 0.0%
Median Days to Contact 37 40 -7.5%
Inventory (Active Listings) 1,613 1,465 10.1%
Months Supply of Inventory 3.5 3.3 6.1%
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Coming Up! Poco, a Southern California country rock band, is among the acts that will perform in the Live! From Vero Beach concert series at the Emerson Center. PHOTOS COURTESY OF MUSIC WORKS INC. AND PARIS PRODUCTIONS
LYRIC BECOMES ‘LIVE!’ A LITTLE AT THE EMERSON
THIS WEEKEND BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer From January-March, nine performers, a ty member at the Berklee College of Music,
[email protected] collection of nostalgia, tribute groups, song returns with special guest Karla Bonoff.
BY SAMANTHA BAITA | Staff Writer writers and country rock artists will grace Bonoff has written some of her own hits, in-
Last year was the first time I attended a the stage. cluding “All My Life” and “Someone to Lay
1 Brian Collins leads a trio concert at the Emerson Center. This year, Down Beside Me,” as well as songs inter-
of on-their-way-up coun- “Live! From Vero Beach” will again present On Jan. 12, singer/songwriter Livingston
try artists this Saturday at the its concert series at the Emerson Center. Taylor, brother of James Taylor and a facul- CONTINUED ON PAGE B4
Lyric Theatre in Stuart. The
Georgia native has played for
many artists in many genres
and describes his music as a
mixture of Americana, coun-
try, Southern Rock, pop, gos-
pel, R&B and Southern Blues.
His debut single, “Never Really
Left,” got him named an Artist
to Watch by CMA, Billboard and
CMT, and his sophomore Top
10 single “Shine A Little Love”
stayed at No. 1 on CMT’s Pure
12-Pack Countdown for seven
weeks. Collins’ special guests
will be another Georgia boy,
singer-songwriter Levi Lowrey;
and Stuart’s own JessLee. Low-
rey has performed extensively
as a solo artist and has worked
with headliners such as Clay
Cook and Zac Brown Band. Ap-
ple Music says Lowrey “writes
about the stuff of real lives with
a poet’s thoughtfulness and a
rocker’s passion and commit-
ment.” As St. Lucie Voice read-
ers know well, JessLee’s style is
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BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer from the market. We’re trying to emulate what
[email protected] we did in Boca in Port St. Lucie. We’ve just
There are going to be some new acts in town, started our third year in Boca with Andrew
and the Port St. Lucie Civic Center is the place. Dice Clay. We’re bringing in what the people
Randy Singer, a Boca Raton-based impre- want. The key is to bring affordable pricing,
sario who runs the Boca Black Box Theatre easy parking and great entertainment.”
and brings acts to five other locations, will be Laura O’Brien is assistant director of the
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2018. looking for,” she said. “I’m very excited to
The first act, The Long Run, on Oct. 20, is a bring entertainment to St. Lucie County at the
tribute to the Eagles. The Florida band, made Civic Center. “
up of Tim Hall, Gary Wayne, John Tillman, O’Brien credits the addition of online tick-
Reggie Fecteau, Chuck Kirkpatrick and Randy eting with helping to make this possible. Part
Ridenour, has toured the country and inter- The Long Run, an Eagles tribute band, is one of the acts coming to the Port St. Lucie Civic Center of the county’s strategic plan, online ticketing
nationally. Singer said that he sells them out, for the 2017-2018 season. PHOTO COURTESY OF BOCA BLACK BOX THEATRE makes it possible for people from outside the
whatever theater he puts them in. area to purchase tickets in advance.
The rest of the months will alternate comedy and “They needed a place to perform, so I said, ‘I’ll If this season is successful. Singer hopes to bring
music. Nov. 17 brings comedian Bobby Collins; De- build you one.’” more acts for the 2018-2019 season.
cember 8, the Turnstiles, a Billy Joel tribute band; Singer decided to expand to Port St. Lucie because “We hope it continues,” O’Brien said.
Jan. 19 has comedian Vic Dibidetto; Feb. 16 has Sim- of the number of … Home Depots. Singer, as befits a producer, only sees a glass most-
ply Tina, a tribute to Tina Turner; and March 9 has “I noticed how many Home Depots there were and ly full.
south Florida’s own comedian, actor and singer, there was a lot of room for growth,” he said. “There’s “The Port St. Lucie Civic Center will never be the
Sarge. More acts will be announced; check the web- nothing around here, nothing between the Lyric and same,” he said.
site periodically. the Sunrise. I’m here to fill that need. I want to bring
Singer became a show producer by accident. He affordable entertainment to the community.” The Port St. Lucie Civic Center is located at 9221 SE
was working in real estate and found it very stress- Singer noted that the Civic Center can be config- Civic Center Dr., Port St. Lucie. Ticket prices are $24,
ful. To alleviate the stress, he started doing stand-up ured to seat anywhere from 450 to 1,200. except for Bobby Collins, which is $29. Concerts begin
comedy and once his kids were grown, he went into “We can accommodate large audiences and one at 8 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit www.cityofpsl.com/
it as a career. Other comedians asked him to produce of the appeals is the availability of parking,” he said. civic and click “Buy Tickets” or call 807-4488 Mon-
shows where they could perform. “It’s an experiment for us. I don’t know what to expect day-Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
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LOTS OF MOUTHING OFF LIVE! FROM VERO from his days with Buffalo Springfield, to
IN ‘LIP SYNC BATTLE 2’! Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young’s solo career
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 and Crazy Horse. The band, which comes
BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer Institute; Liz Bell, general manager of to town March 1, is faithful to Young’s mu-
[email protected] The Nation Basketball; Natasha Ser- preted by other artists, including “Home” sic but brings its own perspective.
ra, senior planner at the Renaissance by Bonnie Raitt and “Tell Me Why” by
There is a very special event Sept. 16 Planning Group; and Dr. Marylin Rich- Wynonna Judd. The tribute show “1964” focuses on the
at Fort Pierce’s Sunrise Theatre. The ardson Pryor, former St. Lucie County moment when the Beatles played before
Parent Academy Lip Sync Battle 2: Bat- educator and philanthropist. There will Peter Yarrow returns to the Emerson live audience. For those who never saw the
tle for the Belt, which has a title longer be a grand finale by the St. Lucie Coun- on Jan. 25. Yarrow, a folksinger extraordi- Fab Four live, this show recreates the mag-
than a movie sequel, is a fundraiser for ty Fire District. naire, sang with Peter, Paul and Mary and ic. It has been performed for more than 39
the Parent Academy, the St. Lucie Coun- was, in many ways, the conscience of a years and the musicians recreate the look,
ty organization that empowers parents Clayton Arrighi, director of market- generation. He will sing, he will tell stories, feel and note for note sound of a live show.
through education and support. ing for the Parent Academy, explained and adults and children alike will feel the It comes to town March 8.
how the event works. magic.
The event, which is based on a pop- Firefall has been around for more than
ular show on the Spike Channel, is a “Eight contestants will perform a “Live from Laurel Canyon” comes to 40 years and is best-known for their hit
competitive lip syncing competition. four-to-five-minute lip-synced ren- Vero Beach Feb. 8. The concert celebrates “You are the Woman.” They are known for
The contestants are people prominent dition of popular songs. They choose the artists of Laurel Canyon from 1965- layered harmonies and a variety of genres
in the community, and eight of them their own songs and performance en- 1976 with music and stories about the ear- from rock to country. They will be at the
will compete for the chance to win as sembles. Each gets one performance ly days of American Folk Rock. The show Emerson March 15.
Judges Favorite, Audience Favorite and and each performance is rated by four brings to life the music of artists such as
Fundraising Champion. Competing judges on a scale of 1-10, with a possible the Byrds, the Mamas and the Papas, Cros- John Sebastian returns March 30. The
this year are Will Armstead, CEO of the total score of 40. Each performance is by, Stills and Nash, Neil Young, Joni Mitch- singer, songwriter and performer is known
Boys and Girls Clubs of St. Lucie Coun- also voted on by the audience, using a ell and Carole King. as the founder of the Lovin’ Spoonful, a
ty; Vontrell Lee-Kin, 104.5 “The Flame” voting app. The fundraising champion band inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall
senior marketing executive; Gina Pris- is determined based on ticket sales and Feb. 15 brings Poco, the Southern Cali- of Fame in 2000.
co, St. Lucie Dance owner; Misty and sponsorships. During the grand finale, fornia country rock band formed by Richie
Nick Khoury, Club Pure owners; return- the scores are tabulated and winners Furay, Jim Messina and Rusty Young. It was Rusty Young of Music Works, a producer
ing champion Carin Campbell Smith, for the different categories decided. formed after the end of Buffalo Springfield of the series, said that the choice of artists
associate director of communications Combining the three scores is how the in 1968 and was part of the first wave of was dictated by the audience.
at FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic country rock from the West Coast.
CONTINUED ON PAGE B7 “We have discovered that our artists
The Association, one of my favorite connect with a wide range of ages and mu-
bands from the era, comes to town Feb. 22. sical tastes,” he said.
The highly successful band had hits like
“Cherish,” “Windy,” “Along Comes Mary” Live! From Vero Beach will be presented
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‘OEUVRES’ DUE: EXHIBIT FEATURES ‘WOMAN MADE’ ART
BY ELLEN FISCHER | Columnist Funk, who curated the show, says that Carla Funk. artists for whom biographical information
in the 1970s and ’80s, some art institutions is thin or non-existent.
Forty years ago I asked my college art tried to address the underrepresentation PHOTO: BENJAMIN THACKER
history teacher, Mr. Fraser, why he didn’t problem by presenting women artists’ Artists of national standing represented
include women artists in our studies. works in all-women exhibitions. There by women. The examples of painting, in the show include Alice Aycock, Jenni-
was blowback for the concept from its in- photography, graphics and sculpture on fer Bartlett, Janet Fish, Viola Frey, Louise
“Because women artists have never cre- ception. display are by artists of both national and Nevelson, Dianora Niccolini and Miriam
ated anything great,” he replied. regional renown. There are also works by Shapiro, among others. Florida-based art-
By the ’90s, Funk notes, all-women ists include Barbara Osmundsen, Nancy
I am happy to report that fewer people – shows lost much of their appeal “because Crawford, Susan Martin, Marlis Newman,
male art history teachers included – would we don’t need to separate the work of Ellen Pavlakos, the late Ellen Plankey and
express such an opinion today. More women artists from that of male artists.” Vera Sattler.
women artists than ever before are being
noticed by the public not only for their The idea being that women’s art is not An international aspect to the show is
innovative ideas and desirable works, but inherently weaker than men’s. It does not provided by the photography of four art-
also their ability to shock and surprise the need the handicap of being shown only in ists: Cubans Liset Castillo and Lissette
public as thoroughly as their male coun- the company of other women’s art. Solozano; Dulce Pinzon, who is Mexican;
terparts. and Teresa Segal, an artist born and raised
That undeniable argument is still valid, in St. Augustine, who with Solozano was
And yet, enlightened attitudes notwith- but with women artists having made baby part of a 2003 cultural exchange art project
standing, women today continue to rep- steps instead of leaps toward equal repre- sponsored by the St. Augustine-Barracoa
resent but a small fraction of the artists sentation over the past 40 years, Funk sug- (Cuba) Friendship Association. In 2015,
deemed worthy of national notice. gests that maybe the time for all-women that group made a gift to the Foosaner of
shows has come again. the portfolio of prints by the women, along
“Women are still underrepresented in with works by two male colleagues.
the art world,” says Carla Funk, director of “If MoMA and the Pompidou can do
Florida Institute of Technology’s Foosaner women artists’ shows, then we can do it Three notable works from Castillo fea-
Art Museum in Melbourne. here,” she says. ture large-scale, austere photogravures
of a pile of rice, a garlic bulb, and a metal
The National Museum of Women in the Funk refers to the Centre Pompidou in spoon resting on a rough-hewn board. The
Arts offers statistics to back her up: Art- Paris and the Museum of Modern Art in images are a dignified homage to the Cu-
works by women make up only 3 percent to New York, institutions that mounted ex- bans affected by their country’s econom-
5 percent of major permanent collections hibitions of woman-created art from their ic crisis, or “Special Period,” of the 1990s.
in the U.S. and Europe. permanent collections in 2009 and 2017, Produced in 2000 by the Institute for Re-
That is partly why the Foosaner’s cur- CONTINUED ON PAGE B9
rent show, “Woman Made: Female Artists Here in Florida, the Foosaner’s perma-
from the Foosaner Collection,” is currently nent collection show comprises 83 works
featured in its galleries.
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‘CRAZY’ FOR MATH: CHILDREN WILL
LEARN AND LAUGH IN LIBRARY CLUB
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent “We’ve been doing it almost three years Presents
now,” Bell said.
Math is about as fun as glow sticks and September 7th-24th
toilet paper. At least, math is that fun at the The Crazy 8s sessions are progressing
Port St. Lucie Branch Library. with a group of children. This session is Welcome to the Carney Hook Marina Hotel, where three
giving previous attendees moving from desperate men are tempted to join the heist of a lifetime.
Next Tuesday, the library at 180 Prima second to third grade a chance to keep Eddie has a plan and he needs a crew to pull it off. When
Vista Blvd. will start its next session of the going.
Crazy 8s Math Club. It’s for students in these schemers and dreamers come up against three
third to fifth grades. “It builds on what they might have done women with plans of their own, the course to a fortune
in our (kindergarten to second-grade) pro-
Parents might wish it was for them. grams,” she said. is threatened by more than bad weather.
“The first one is called glow-in-the-dark
geometry,” Amanda Van Camp, branch However, attending previous sessions of
supervisor, said. “They start out talking Crazy 8s isn’t needed to attend or enjoy.
about what shapes you can make and we
give them glow sticks. (Facilitators are) Bell said something else interesting
going to turn out the lights and (children happens at the Crazy 8s that planners
will) make shapes with the glow sticks.” didn’t anticipate – children get talking
Alicia Bell, program specialist, said glow about math they’re learning at school and
sticks are just the start of illuminating help each other.
math for youngsters.
“We’re going to be doing the toilet paper On average, about 12 attend each ses-
Olympics, which is all about measurement sion. Up to 20 can. Registration isn’t re-
and distance,” she said. quired. Crazy 8s starts at 4 p.m. each week.
There’ll be an eight-week session of the
Crazy 8s Math Club that’ll go to Dec. 19. It’s one of several fun learning activities
Van Camp said when children realized at the Port St. Lucie Branch Library. Later
that math’s a skill they’ll use in their daily this month, there’ll be zombies at the li-
lives – and it’s a hoot – they learn it better. brary with teammates trying to cure them.
“It is math-based, but geared to make That’s called “Escape the Library,” and
learning fun,” she said. “There are activi- it’s based on the Jonathan Maberry sci-fi
ties for whatever the lesson is.” novel “Rot & Ruin.” That’ll be on Saturday,
How much fun are Crazy 8s sessions Sept. 30, at 4:30 p.m.
“Another one is bouncy dice explosion,” “We’ve got some new programs we’re
Van Camp said. trying,” Bell said. “We’ve got something for
Neither Van Camp nor Bell could or all ages, from baby to teenagers.”
would explain “bouncy dice explosion.”
But, they promised it’s going to be fun and To learn more, stop by the branch li-
educational. Both said there’s a lesson brary.
preceding the fun, so the children grasp
what they’re laughing … uh, learning. “We have flyers for all of our programs,
so people can pick up whatever they’re in-
terested in,” Bell explained.
More about the St. Lucie County Library
System is at the county’s website, www.stluc-
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a group of compet- Stuart Mohr, Tim Busby, Steve Dionne & Bailey Bronner
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interested in other pooches (no of-
fense)m but I’m a fan of humans. We
all hit it off right away, so we adopt-
This week I interviewed Jennifer Groe- ed each other. My shelter name was
pler, a chocolate Lab who loves water about Maya, but Mom an Dad an Mark
as much as any pooch I’ve ever met. She changed it to Jennifer cuz that was
was super waggy when her Mom answered the name of their FAV-rit other Lab,
the door. which was fine with me.
“You must be Miss Jennifer,” I said. “It’s “Anyway, Mark’s a surfer: If he was
a pleasure.” a pooch, I’m pretty sure he’d be a
“I’m happy to meet you, Mr. Bonzo. An Lab. So he’s all excited to have a pal
you can call me Jenny. This is my Mom, to play with in the pool. But I had this
Mickey. Come’on back and I’ll innerduce one teeny little secret. I’d never been
you to my brother, Mark. He’s my Best in the water. Ever. And I wasn’t inter- Jennifer.
Friend In The World. My dad Bill’s restin’ on ested in starting, either.”
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the porch.” “But you’re a LABrador ReTREEV-
When we were all sittin’, I asked Jenny er. That’s kinda your thing,” I blurted.
how she found her Forever Family. “Yeah, I’d heard that rumor, but I hadn’t just plopped me into the pool. WELL, for a and hopped like a bunny. It was hiLARious!
Then she got out of the pool and did The
“Well, my Mom an Dad an Mark were had so much as a toenail in water my whole second, I was all ‘Aagghhhhhhhhhhh!’ But Big Shake. Me an my assistant enjoyed a re-
dog shopping. They’d had a buncha Labs life, ’cept my water bowl. And the occasion- then I ree-lized my legs were kickin’ like
“Cool Kibbles, right? Mark says I have a
before me cuz they say Labs have the Best al bath. The first day in my new home, Mark mad, my tail was swishin,’ my nose was very strong Muppy.”
Dispositions. It’s TRUE, I’m sure you’ve no- introduced me to the pool. I was Very Ner- out of the water, an I was MOOVIN! Then “Er, Muppy?”
“That’s our word for ‘mouth.’ We go
ticed.” vous. I didn’t get too close in case it want- I REE-lized … I can SWIM! An that was it! through a lotta frisbees. I save ’em, like
trophies.” She pointed a paw toward the
I nodded. All the Labs I’ve met so far are ed to grab me. Mark jumped in and said, Now I love it better than anything, ’cept side of the house where 10 or 12 deceased
frisbees hung onna string, like a buncha of
frenly an happy, with lots of energy. ‘Come on, come on, come on, Jenny.’ But maybe a nice bone. I’m in the pool every fish.
“Do you like the ocean?” I inquired.
“Plus,” Jenny continued, “they’d had all I didn’t wanna. day! Mark says I’m half otter. I can do a lotta “Totally! I LOVE runnin’ on our Secret
Beach. I race out and leap over that white
the other color Labs ’cept chocolate. I was “Next day he tried again. But I still didn’t cool stuff, too! Wanna see?” foamy water, and SPLASH!, right into the
waves! One time when me an Mark were
about a year an a half old, residing at that wanna. So he picked me up (carefully) and ”I’d love to!” playin’ frisbee, I noticed this liddle girl,
looked like 2 or 3 in People Years. Her fami-
EXTENDED GROOMING HOURS! We went out to the pool an sat under ly was there, playin’ around, an she was just
one of those big umbrellas. Mark got a cool standin’ an lookin’ at the water. So I trotted
Mon,Tues,Wed, Fri until 6pm, Saturday - until 3pm lookin’ frisbee that wasn’t made outta plas- over politely, with my frisbee, an plopped it
tic. It was cloth. down right in front of her to see if she want-
ed to play catch. She DID! She’d throw it,
“Watch THIS!” Jenny said. She stood not real far, an I’d bring it back. Then she
gave me a big hug! We found out later she
right at the edge of the pool, didn’t move was deaf.”
“Awww, that’s so sweet! So, when do you
a muscle, just watched Mark real close. He just chill-lax?”
“I have my own chaise in front of the TV.
counted, one, two, three, four, FIVE! and We all watch together every evening. I’m a
threw the frisbee. Soon as FIVE! was outta Heading home, I was thinking about
Jenny flyin’ through the air with her frisbee.
his mouth, before he even threw, Jenny was And thinking maybe I’d take a little dip in
the pool myself later.
in the air, and grabbed that frisbee before Till next time,
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opposite) 92 Supercollider tidbit 16 Penultimate 86 Photog’s soak
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19 Tableland TriStar Pictures 20 Demi-diameters almost
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a bill 99 “___ ... but not gambler? responsibility
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mercilessly kid 38 Sgt. Snorkel’s dog 102 Journalist Salinger
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product Loman 61 Dogie catcher
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60 Minderbinder of 4 Delay bedtime getaway
Catch-22 5 Desire 70 Jinx
63 Revival prefix 6 Arise (from)
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65 Shaggy Tibetan
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Oscar Wilde wrote, “I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is WEST 10 9 5 2 EAST
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These days, every bridge player tries to find a reason, however thin, not to pass. 10 9 8 7 4 AQ63
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should South play in four hearts? West leads the diamond 10. East wins the first trick Q 10 6
with his queen, cashes the diamond ace, and shifts to the club two. (What was East’s AQJ83
stronger defense?) 52
In the auction, North’s two-no-trump response was the Jacoby Forcing Raise: four-plus
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to four hearts. The Bidding:
South has to play the trump suit without loss. This would normally involve taking a SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
finesse. A priori, the chance that East has the king is 50 percent and West a singleton Pass
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GIVE PRE-ROUND PREPARATION YOUR BEST SHOT Kevin’s
All of us are looking for different ways always, I am in favor of having a balanced day. Let me go through some “Kures” on
to play better. An area that we can begin and enjoyable life, and at times letting your how to prepare pre-round, which will allow move on to a fairway bunker, and strike a
to analyze and improve upon – and is of- hair down. However, I am sure all of you you to play your best: few shots with your 7-iron to help you get
ten overlooked – is pre-round preparation. recognize that what you do the day and some feel for striking the sand in front of
This would also include what you do the night before your round of golf can ad- 1. Day and Night Before. Obviously, the ball. Next, hit a few pitch shots over a
day and night before the day of play. As versely affect performance the following monitor the amount of alcohol you drink greenside practice bunker and then strike
and try to get plenty of rest. I am sure your a few balls from that same bunker. Contin-
Centennial strikes ... then lightning does, too primary physician would recommend ue your pre-round warmup by hitting a few
somewhere around 6-to-8 hours of sleep. chip shots and then complete your quality
St. Lucie West Centennial High School defenders Tahron Sims (2) and George Bento (15) bring down Jensen Also, especially in our warmer months, pre-round warmup with approximately 10
drink plenty of water the day before you minutes of putting.
Beach’s running back during a game hosted by Jensen Beach that was halted due to lightning. Below, Centennial play. Do some light stretching and exercise
that day as well. In conclusion, you have conditioned
quarterback Nick Barnes evades a tackle. PHOTOS: MITCH KLOORFAIN your mind and body to stay in a relaxed,
2. Day of Round. Get up at least two slow state and have warmed up properly
hours before your round, and do your nor- by executing all five areas of the game: put-
mal morning routine the first hour. Make ting, chipping, bunker play, pitching and
sure to have a healthy breakfast, including full swing. You are prepared to play your
a glass of orange juice, some fruits, grains very best!
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3. Warm Up. Hopefully, you have ar-
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