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Tradition hospital may become part of Cleveland Clinic
Tradition Medical Center, run by Martin Health. PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN BY MICHELLE GENZ | Staff Writer With a letter of intent signed by Stu- forgo a lengthy courtship phase with
art-based Martin Health announced multiple suitors and focus solely on a
In January, Cleveland Clinic’s chief last Thursday, the world-renowned Cleveland merger.
strategy officer told Vero hospital offi- Cleveland Clinic may be poised to add
cials the health system wanted to add not only Indian River Medical Center Currently in the midst of due dili-
not just Indian River Medical Center but up to four other coastal hospitals. gence, Martin officials say no timeline
but a string of hospitals to its Florida for negotiations is included in the let-
division. After Boca Raton Regional Hospi- ter of intent. At maximum, talks could
tal announced earlier this month that lead to a merger that would add Mar-
How soon? “Last week, if it were un- Cleveland was a finalist in its partner- tin Health’s three hospitals to the lone
der our control,” she said. ing process, Martin Health revealed hospital Cleveland has here now, in the
it was a step ahead of that, opting to
Increasingly, it appears Cleveland is CONTINUED ON PAGE A10
NEW K-9 PUT THROUGH HIS PACES COPAS NAME
LIVES ON ...
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer and identifying explosives.
[email protected] For the last several weeks, he
K-9 Bodhi is following in some and his human counterpart, Offi- Hannah Garrett, 9,
cer Will Harris, have been working great-granddaughter of
pretty big paw prints. As the long hours to get Bodhi up to snuff. Ardie R. Copas, clutch-
es the framed Medal of
newest addition to the Port St. At a recent meet-and-greet with Honor posthumously
the media, Bodhi put on a show – awarded to the St. Luc-
Lucie Police Department, he’s quickly maneuvering an obstacle ie County hero in 2014.
course at McCarty Ranch, nose to Dignitaries including
undergoing strenuous training – the ground, sniffing for clues. Florida Gov. Rick Scott
attended last Tuesday’s
learning not only the basic com- At just 1 year old, Bodhi wasn’t official groundbreak-
suited up in his official police gear. ing ceremony for the
mands, but also tracking Ardie R. Copas State
“He looks like he’s wearing his Veterans’ Nursing
dad’s uniform,” Harris said by way PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN Home being built in
of explanation. Bodhi will contin- Tradition.
ue to grow, putting on lean mus- See story, Page 4.
cle and filling out. Until then, his
gear’s straps would be too long Services District to seek 15 acres at St. Lucie Trail
and floppy to be comfortable.
New K-9 Bodhi. PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent visors gave a nod at continuing special meeting. The district’s
“He’s a baby,” Harris said of talks with CBI St. Lucie, which is regular meetings rarely draw
the Belgian Malinois. Bodhi lives The St. Lucie West Services buying the 125-acre facility, at a more than a couple audience
with Harris and his family, which District moved forward on an special meeting on Tuesday. members.
offer to get a building and about
includes recently retired K-9 Ol- 15 acres of St. Lucie Trail Golf Dennis Pickle, the district’s “The community was con-
iver. Club. manager and utilities director, cerned,” Pickle said in a tele-
said upwards to 75 attended the
“They’re doing OK,” Harris The district’s board of super- CONTINUED ON PAGE A11
said, adding that the transi-
tion has been “interesting,” for
lack of a better term. There’s
been a bit of barking, some
anxiety from Oliver when Har-
CONTINUED ON PAGE A8
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Tradition raises a glass as HopCat taps into local market
Exterior and interior of the new HopCat restaurant opening in Tradition. PHOTOS: MITCH KLOORFAIN
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer Cat has had good cooperation with the City daily for Happy Hour, according to Knape. weren’t enough to keep patrons coming
[email protected] of Port St. Lucie getting final inspections He explained that it’s something that sets in, the sunsets are expected to put HopCat
and the like completed. HopCat apart from other beer establish- over the top.
In a matter of mere hours, Florida’s very ments. It’s a place to find a new favorite
first HopCat will open – in Tradition Square. HopCat is a full-service restaurant Florida beer as well as bring visitors to get a “Sunsets on the patio are among the
featuring their famous “crack fries.” The taste of what Florida has to offer. best,” Knape said.
“Things are going great!” said Chris fries have been named among the Top 10
Knape, spokesman for the restaurant. in America by Food Network Magazine. Knape said the company has worked The 9,000-square-foot restaurant is built
They are beer-battered and sprinkled with hard to develop and cultivate strong rela- next to the lake with a large patio along the
The doors will officially open on Satur- HopCat’s signature cracked black pepper tionships with numerous breweries from water. “The views are incredible,” Knape
day with a grand opening celebration start- seasoning and served with a side of warm around the region and state, creating a tap said.
ing at 11 a.m. HopCat is located at 10553 cheese sauce for dipping. list so long that beers will often be rotated
SW Meeting St., right on the lake. through. One beer could be offered today “It’s not a cookie-cutter restaurant,” he
But the true stars of HopCat are the 80 and gone tomorrow, only to return a few said of the establishment. Those who have
Knape, the vice president of communi- craft beers on tap – many of them from days later. been to other HopCats – in Michigan, In-
cations for parent company BarFly, said all small, local brewers. diana, Kentucky and throughout the Mid-
the final pieces are coming together and As if the all-too-addictive (according west – will find the same funky vibe, but not
the tiny details are being finessed. The “Local 30” – 30 craft brews from to reports) crack fries and the craft brews the same décor and design.
local suppliers – are what will be featured
“Any project is going to have its compli- CONTINUED ON PAGE A13
cations,” he said, quickly adding that Hop-
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HERO AND NOW: COPAS HOME CEREMONY MEMORABLE
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent teer at the home.
Ground is now broken four and a half “She said, make a
years after the Florida Cabinet voted to
build the state’s next veterans nursing note, because when that
home in Tradition.
veterans nursing home
On Tuesday, March 20, Gov. Rick Scott
and others gathered at the western end of comes online, I want to
Tradition Parkway to ceremonially break
ground for the Ardie R. Copas State Veter- come volunteer at the
ans’ Nursing Home.
veterans nursing home
The governor, a Navy veteran, joked that
St. Lucie County made clear it would go to and read to veterans,”
the mat with anyone to get the state’s sev-
enth veterans nursing home. he told ceremony at-
“I remember being in the cabinet room,” tendees. “I made a note
Scott told attendees at the groundbreaking.
“I don’t think we could have voted any oth- – I’m going to call her.”
er way. It would have been too dangerous
for us.” “The state started
Local discussion about the proposed building its network of
121,000-square-foot facility started in 2014.
The state legislature started a site-selection veterans nursing homes
process for the veterans nursing home in
2013. By fall of 2014, a site-selection com- in Volusia County.” The
mittee had picked the 28-acre location in
Tradition. state’s veterans depart-
When the committee made its recom- ment opened the Emo-
mendation to the executive director of the
Florida Department of Veteran Affairs to ry L. Bennett State Vet-
give the cabinet, Marion County fervent-
ly protested. St. Lucie edged it out in the erans Nursing Home in
committee’s scoring by a hair’s width. The
cabinet delayed the vote until Marion re- Daytona Beach in 1993.
luctantly withdrew its bid for the home.
Even a quarter of a
“You showed how much you cared,” Scott
said at the groundbreaking. “You’re going to century later, numerous
be really proud of this when it’s built.”
locals volunteer at the
St. Lucie’s fight for the home wasn’t over.
The first projected groundbreaking date Gov. Rick Scott is joined by local and state elected officials as well as members of Ardie R. Copas’ family during the official groundbreaking home. Chip Haverty III
was the tail end of 2015. However, there
were delays exasperated by a design spat ceremony for the new veterans nursing facility named in Copas’ honor in Tradition. PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN is one. His Elks lodge
between the state and federal government
(which is paying for 65 percent of the con- raises money to host
struction) that threatened to derail con-
struction of the veterans nursing home. breaking, Florida Senate President Joe Ne- of Honor due to the fact he died in combat a monthly bingo night at the home. Resi-
Local officials and veterans strongly advo-
cated in Tallahassee and Washington, D.C., gron said the persistence of locals paid off. in Cambodia, not in Vietnam, in May 1970. dents play for free and get cash prizes.
for getting the home built. At the ground-
“We were stuck in fed government pur- The expansion of the Vietnam War into Haverty said he’s been going to the home
gatory,” he said. Cambodia was unpopular and sparked every month for at least a decade. He had a
But, he added, “there was an energy for many protests. message for Port St. Lucie.
this project from Day 1. We were going to Copas’ daughter, Shyrell Copay-Herre- “Get involved (with the Ardie R. Copas
get this project done.” ra, and other family members were among home),” he said. “They’re a bunch of great
Early in 2015 the cabinet took nomina- the dignitaries at the groundbreaking. Co- guys. Every month, I hear different stories
tions for naming the new home. All of Flor- pay-Herrera never got to meet her father. from them and they thank us.”
ida’s veterans nursing homes are named Steve Murray, communications direc- Haverty’s sons, 19 and 14, enjoy going to
after Metal of Honor recipients with ties to tor at the Florida Department of Veteran the state veterans nursing home with him.
the area. Affairs, said it will take 18 to 24 months to “I take my kids out there with me,” he
St. Lucie resident Ardie R. Copas had build the 120-bed nursing home. He said a told St. Lucie Voice. “They’ve had a blast.”
only recently been posthumously awarded construction timeline isn’t yet solidly fixed. Murray said all of the state’s veterans
the nation’s highest military honor for brav- “We’ll figure out with the contractor nursing homes enjoy a lot of community
ery. He was among the Valor 24, a group of when (we) can start looking for this and involvement.
service members a Pentagon review deter- looking for that,” he said in a phone inter- He’s getting occasional phone calls
mined were wrongly passed over for the view after the groundbreaking. and emails from St. Lucie residents want-
medal due to prior racial discrimination. Negron said there’s already much ex- ing to volunteer. Murray said in coming
A unit mate previously told St. Lucie citement for the opening. At the ground- months he’ll start posting updates about
Voice that many who served with him be- breaking, he said while campaigning in the home at the FDVA’s website, www.flor-
lieve Copas was passed over for the Medal 2016 he met a woman ready to volun- idavets.org.
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MEMORIAL PLAQUES ADD INTRIGUE TO JETTY STROLL
BY KERRY FIRTH | Correspondent the test of time against the elements of nature, consider PHOTOS: KERRY FIRTH
purchasing a commemorative bench from the City of
He loved to fish. She loved to sit and watch the sun- Fort Pierce. Memorial benches pay tribute to your de-
rise. What better way to memorialize your loved one parted loved ones while providing a comfortable seat
than to put a bench or plaque in the very place they for visitors to relax and reflect. Four styles of benches
loved during their stay on earth? are available through the City of Fort Pierce Memorial
If you’ve walked along the Fort Pierce inlet jetty re- Bench program and range in price from $500 to
cently, you’ve probably noticed the growing $1,500. A representative from the Facilities
number of memorial plaques attached to Maintenance Division will meet with
the rocks. No one seems to know who you to discuss the commemorative
first started the tradition or who options and locations. Bench styles
is responsible for their installa- are based on compatibility with
tion. It appears that families and the park design, function and an-
friends of the deceased take it ticipated maintenance. Benches
upon themselves to procure and can be placed on the jetty, beach
secure the plaques in honor of or in one of the many parks with-
their sea- and sun-loving depart- in the city.
ed. Some are etched in slate and Once your bench and location
granite; others engraved in brass. selections are made, the City of Fort
Some have photos; others have a Pierce will order, install and main-
special poems and epitaphs. All are tain it. All you have to do is sit back and
lovingly placed among the rocks where enjoy a beautiful view with the memory of
pelicans rest and the gentle lapping of the
waves soothes the soul. your loved one and find comfort in knowing that
your lasting memorial will provide a place for others
The City of Fort Pierce claims no responsibility or to relax, chat, laugh and watch the world go by. And as
liability for those plaques, and as yet, hasn’t done any- life goes on, they are truly never forgotten.
thing to stop the practice. One thing for sure is that a
leisurely walk along the jetty even becomes even more Applications for memorial benches are available
interesting as you stop to read the memorials and on line at www.CityofFortPierce.com. Go to the Public
wonder about the people and stories behind them. Works page and download the application for the me-
morial bench program.
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THE CELEBRATION OF
LIFE STARTS HERE
Port St. Lucie Police Officer Will Harris works with Bodhi, the department’s new K-9. PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN
AYCOCK AT TRADITION LIFE CELEBRATION CENTER K-9 BODHI who had the right temperament “We need
a dog that’s not a bull in a china shop,” he
• Celebration of Life CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 said, one who is calm and level-headed and
• Tradition Funerals won’t try to retrieve the item that triggers his
• SpAneucnifoarglesttaObleccasion Celebrations ris and Bodhi leave for work. “They’re not response. “It definitely takes a special dog.”
ready to play ball together,” the officer said
memorial of the K-9s, but they’re getting there. K-9 Bodhi is the first Harris was allowed
to hand-select. He was part of a contingent
takes planning. Bodhi hails from eastern Europe (Slo- from the Port St. Lucie Police Department
vakia, to be precise) but is being trained in who went to Miami to evaluate five poten-
WHEN YOU PLAN AHEAD, you can design every detail of your own Dutch – a language Harris used with K-9 Ol- tial K-9s. For Harris, it came down to Bodhi
final tribute. That way, your loved ones won’t have to guess what you iver and K-9 Marco. He’s learning the basics and one other. Bodhi “stayed on nose” bet-
ould have wanted, & you’ll have true peace of mind. When you’re ready – sit, heal, stay, come – and other obedience ter than the other candidates – edging him
tasks, all which help forge a strong bond be- ahead of the crowd. He also had to be socia-
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changing surfaces, search for articles and also for the public nearby. “He’s got more
SW Tradition Lakes Blvd. people, and even “man-work” – engaging on his shoulders,” Harris said of his newest
CrSeWekStWoanyy and disengaging a decoy (think bringing partner.
SW Tradition Lakes Blvd. down a suspect).
SW Hartwick Dr. K-9 Bodhi is working on receiving two
If that weren’t enough for Bodhi, the ca- certifications. The first is expected to be
nine has been tasked with learning to sniff complete in May, at which time he can offi-
out explosive materials as well – a task more cially hit the streets with Harris. The second
involved than sniffing out drugs. certification is expected later this year.
There are 13 primary odors and 30 com- Bodhi is an “interesting character,”
binations thereof that Bodhi has to learn. By Harris said – one with only two speeds:
comparison, drug dogs need only learn four. extremely playful or sleeping. “He’s a tena-
Harris said that not only did they need
to find a dog with a keen nose, but also one
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IN LOVING MEMORY
LEEMAN ROY SADLER, 75 ment. During his nearly 24 years of service Treasure Coast Hospice
St. Lucie West with the Martin County Sheriff’s Office, he Has Grown to Become
received numerous commendations and
Leeman Roy Sadler, 75, of St. Lucie West in thank you letters. He also received the Meri- Treasure Health!
Port St. Lucie passed away Sunday, March 18, torious Service Award in February 2014.
at his residence. Leeman was born in Hert- Treasure Coast Hospice has always treasured life. Now,
ford, Westmoreland Parish, Jamaica. He had Bryan was predeceased by his father, we’re offering an expanded family of services, including
been a resident of Port St. Lucie for the past Douglas Parrett and daughter, Casey Parrett.
10 years coming from the Bronx, N.Y. palliative care, pediatric care and grief support, to
Survivors include his wife, Renee Parrett; better meet the needs of our community.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son, John Parrett; daughter, Paige Parrett;
Violet Lewis and Leonard Jowhill; and six sis- two stepsons, Jordan Keehn and Jacob Strotz; Licensed since 1982.
ters, Hycinth Mullings, Inez Rhoden, Velma mother, Ursula Parrett; brother, Daniel Par-
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Survivors include his four loving daugh- and Austin Parrett; and extended family, Cin-
ters, Polliana Lawson (husband, Vincent), dy Palmer and Chelsea Wells-Jones.
Jacqueline Sadler, Jacqueline Wint-Sadler
and Taneka Sadler; one son, Ian Sadler; four MARY ANNE T. DOWLING, 76
sisters, Rose Jowhill, Letty Jowhill, Thelma Port St. Lucie
Jowhill and Dawn Jowhill; four brothers,Wes-
ley Rhoden, Hyman Sadler, Oswald Mullings, Mary Anne T. Dowling, 76, of Port St. Luc-
Noel Jowhill; and 10 grandchildren. ie, passed away on March 18, in Fort Pierce.
Mary Anne was born Aug. 19, 1941, to Mr.
BRYAN LEE PARRETT, 46 and Mrs. Joseph Maguire in Bryn Mawr, Pa.
Port St. Lucie She moved to Port St. Lucie 20 years ago
coming from Pennsylvania.
Lt. Bryan Lee Parrett, 46, of Port St. Luc-
ie, passed away March 20, at Treasure Coast She enjoyed gossiping with the girls while
Health in Stuart. Born in Colorado Springs, playing cards. Mary Anne was a loving grand-
Colo., he was a resident Port St. Lucie for sev- mother who spoiled her grandchildren.
Survivors include her brother, Joseph Ma-
Lt. Parrett was a Law Enforcement Officer guire; stepsons, Calvin Dowling and Kenneth
with the Martin County Sheriff’s Depart- Dowling; and step-daughter, Nancy Dou-
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CLEVELAND CLINIC Between Vero and Weston, there is only the financial wherewithal to do so, accord- cials say, most recently
one stand-alone independent nonprofit ing to Kathleen Ahern, the hospital’s direc- to firm up an affiliation
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 hospital not in talks with Cleveland: Jupi- tor of marketing. with its cardiovascular
ter Medical Center. Jupiter says it intends program. Before that,
southwest Broward County community of to remain independent, and insists it has Martin Health has been in talks with the two systems worked
Weston. Cleveland Clinic for several years, offi- together to develop a
Martin Health’s main campus is tucked network.
in a quiet neighborhood just beyond
downtown Stuart. A second smaller hos- Cunningham said
pital is a 15-minute drive south in Port Cleveland Clinic – as
Salerno. The third and newest facility is well as other health
in Port St. Lucie, a position that would systems – first contact-
give Cleveland Clinic a presence in St. ed then-IRMC CEO Jeff
Lucie County. Susi even before a deci-
sion was made here to
Were a Cleveland Clinic logo to go up on pursue a partnership.
the recently expanded Tradition Medical
Center, it would be seen by throngs travel- A collaborative com-
ing I-95, a very visible gift tag on a ribbon mittee of members of
that could wrap from Vero Beach to Fort the hospital board and
Lauderdale. the District trustees
had hired Stroudwater
“Cleveland has been telling us all along Associates to help con-
that their plan was to move up the east sider the hospital’s op-
coast of Florida,” said Marybeth Cunning- tions for the future after
ham, chairman of the Indian River County dismal financial results
Hospital District board of trustees and the were reported.
first to propose that Indian River Medical
Center consider a change in its indepen- In June 2017, Stroud-
dent status. water reported that
“revenues were insuffi-
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added that “it should come as no surprise” predictions the hospital’s bond rating
that Cleveland Clinic is in talks with other would plummet to junk, triggered the de-
nearby hospitals. That is especially true for cision to partner.
one reason: very few independent hospi- Martin Health CEO Rob Lord gave no
tals remain up for grabs.
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inkling of similar financial distress at the “Then there are certain things like heart sion that doubled its number of beds to Samples says part of the reason for Mar-
growing system he leads. “Patient reve- transplants that are so expensive and com- 177. tin Health’s success is that as early as the
nues are solid,” he said. “We have consis- plicated, so challenging, that you would 1980s, it began following an outpatient
tently operated in the black from opera- want to go to Weston or maybe even Cleve- Martin Medical Center, formerly known model, an approach that experts say is in-
tions year after year, and then done really land. I would want access to that highly as Martin Memorial, remains in its orig- creasingly important today as healthcare
well philanthropically as well. specialized care. Our job is to figure out inal 1939 location on the St. Lucie River revenues shift away from overnight stays
how we put that system together.” near downtown Stuart. Fundraising is un- and into alternative arenas like ambulato-
“This hospital has tripled in size since derway to renovate the 244-bed facility, ry surgical centers and telemedicine.
I came to work here 20 years ago. And we Lord said when he visited Cleveland most of it built in the 1970s. Plans include
opened a new hospital that’s been remark- Clinic’s main campus in Cleveland, he expanding and improving the crowded Currently, the health system has a doz-
ably successful in Port St. Lucie.” watched doctors performing heart surgery emergency department. en non-hospital locations including phy-
on a fetus in utero, an experience that still sician offices, lab stations, imaging cen-
Unlike Indian River, which visited two makes him marvel. The system’s third hospital was built in ters and a freestanding emergency room.
hospitals operated by each of four finalist 1992 on Salerno Road in the southern end A new outpatient clinic is under construc-
health systems, Martin Health has plunged He was clear that his conversations with of the county. tion on a 13-acre parcel on Kanner High-
into talks with Cleveland without a lengthy Cleveland have only to do with Martin way at Indian Street.
consultant-led courtship involving multi- Health. “Our decision has to be based on Known as Martin Hospital South, it has
ple potential partners. our considerations. We’re not conspiring 100 beds and recently collaborated with Of the system’s 500 physicians on staff,
together to do something. It’s an individu- Health South to open a rehab facility on 150 are employed by Martin Health.
“The Martin Health Board of Directors al entity. And if it doesn’t work with Cleve- the campus.
and its executive committee have watched land, there are other places.”
closely as other hospitals in the area have
sought opportunities for partnerships, and “We are a strong organization. We are
were aware of the various health systems a healthy organization. We could last for
that were seeking to become partners with years and years and years. But there’s an
those hospitals,” said Scott Samples, Mar- opportunity that exists right now. Just
tin’s corporate communications director. because I’ve got an old car out there that
“The decision collectively was to focus on keeps running if I work on it doesn’t mean
seeking one potential partner, rather than I shouldn’t look at a new one if an opportu-
go through a selection process with multi- nity comes along.”
With a law degree from Stetson, Lord
“Each community that’s involved in started at Martin Memorial as chief legal
these discussions has in my opinion a right counsel. He oversaw much of the devel-
to expect that there are certain things their opment of Tradition Medical Center, more
hospitals are going to do,” said Lord. “Basic than a decade in the making, which finally
orthopaedics, or taking an appendix or gall opened in 2013. Lord was named COO the
bladder out. If I lived in Vero or Stuart or following year. He was named president
Port St. Lucie, I would expect my hospital and CEO in July 2016.
to do those sorts of things.
Tradition recently underwent an expan-
ST. LUCIE TRAIL Trail residents, Pickle said, were con-
cerned about the district running trucks
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A15 and large equipment from the clubhouse
if it purchased the building. However, he
phone interview after the meeting explained, plans are to keep the Utility
“They want to keep the tennis courts Drive facilities for that. The clubhouse
would become administrative offices
open and keep the pool and 18-hole golf only.
Another point that will have to be
The district has looked at purchasing worked out in purchase negotiations is
all or part of the golf course and its club- the swimming pool and tennis courts at
house since last June. It put on hold plans the clubhouse. The district would have
to build a new administrative office at 450 to revise its charter to operate any recre-
SW Utility Drive as it opened talks with ational facilities.
the owner, PGA. The district was rebuffed
from buying the entire facility, because “Our desire would be to offer it to the
residents opposed losing the golf course, HOA,” Pickle said. “We could look at ei-
tennis courts and swimming pool. ther selling it to the community or leasing
it to them on a long-term basis, so they
However, CBI St. Lucie contacted the could control their destiny.”
district to offer it the clubhouse and about
five acres, along with about 10 acres of The board’s nod is far from a closing.
easement to build a stormwater pond that Pickle said the fastest he could imagine
would also serve as an aqua range – a driv- a deal being worked out – if at all – is six
ing range at which the balls land in water. months.
“The board approved moving forward “All of these things take time and have
with the counteroffer for $1.1 million,” to be approved by the board at public
Pickle said in the phone interview. hearings,” he said.
The district budgeted $1.2 million to Previously Pickle said The Enclave at
build a new administrative office. Pickle St. Lucie West and Lake Forest at St. Luc-
said the clubhouse at St. Lucie Trail is larg- ie West would benefit greatly by the pro-
er than the planned office, and it would posed additional storm-water storage. Ad-
allow the district to rent space. ditionally, Lake Forest Pointe and Country
Club Estates would benefit. The biggest
“The majority of the (homeowner asso- benefit, however, is Cashmere Boulevard
ciations in St. Lucie West) don’t have large between Heatherwood and St. Lucie West
enough clubhouses for annual meetings,” boulevards.
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HOPCAT OPENING Facebook page – facebook.com/hopcatPSL. Gray knew the reputation of Treasure Coast way and Gatlin Boulevard.
Even though the eatery is about to open, – and in particularly Port St. Lucie – workers. As for Saturday’s grand opening, get to
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A3 Gray lives here with his wife and family.
Knape said they are still hunting for talented the restaurant early. Knape said the first 200
What makes Florida’s first location so spe- and eager staff. Already, HopCat is employ- Knape said Port St. Lucie – Tradition, people will get a Free Crack Fries card – good
cial? An “epic mural” – according to Knape, ing about 100 people, but more servers and specifically – was the best place to set up for a free order of the treat every week of the
which was commissioned by two HopCat cooks are needed. HopCat’s first Florida location, branching year. Not among the first 200? Don’t fret be-
artists who spent a week painting it. A nam- out beyond the Midwest. The restaurant cause you’ll still get a complimentary order
ing contest was being held on HopCat’s In February, a hiring center was opened to is easily accessible via a number of routes, Saturday. “It’s our way of saying, ‘Welcome,’”
help find the right talent for HopCat. including Interstate 95, Crosstown Park- Knape said.
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New research may tilt the debate over PSA screening
Dr. Raul Storey. BY MARIA CANFIELD | Correspondent lines may need to be reviewed.
The researchers, led by Ruth Etzioni, Ph.D., recently
PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE The debate going on in the medical community
about whether prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screen- reported their results in the Annals of Internal Med-
ing reduces the risk of death from prostate cancer has icine. They re-examined the two studies on which the
no easy or clear-cut answer, according to Dr. Raul Sto- Task Force guidelines were based, using a mathemati-
rey, a medical oncologist affiliated with Sebastian River cal model to account for differences in how each study
Medical Center. was conducted. In doing so, Etzioni and her colleagues
found that both studies demonstrated evidence of a sig-
PSA screening, well-known to men of a certain age, nificant reduction in prostate cancer death as a result of
is the most common method used to diagnose prostate PSA screening.
cancer. It assesses the levels of an antigen (a protein)
produced by the cells in the prostate gland; the levels Back to Dr. Storey. He says whether or not to screen
are expressed as “nanograms per milliliter.” for PSA levels is a controversial and complicated topic,
and suggests the research out of Seattle may be some-
However, PSA tests can yield “false positive” results, what oversimplified, saying, “if a screening test shows
as there are health conditions other than prostate can- a high PSA level, additional tests are done, which are
cer that can raise a man’s PSA levels – including an en- not without risk and side effects, and can cause anxi-
larged or infected prostate and the presence of a urinary ety. And not every case of prostate cancer is the same.
tract infection. In light of this, the United States Preven- Some are slow-growing and some are aggressive. So the
tive Services Task Force (USPSTF) states that “there is life expectancy of the man, based on his age and overall
convincing evidence that PSA-based screening for pros- health, has to be taken into account.”
tate cancer results in considerable overtreatment and
its associated harms.” One thing that is clear is the association between PSA
levels and the risk of developing prostate cancer. Dr.
The Task Force actually goes one step further, rec- Storey says “men with a PSA level under 4 have a 15 per-
ommending against PSA-based screening, saying that cent chance of developing prostate cancer in the next
existing studies have demonstrated only a “very small” 10 years. That percentage goes up to 30 or 35 percent
decrease in deaths from prostate cancer as a result of if the PSA level is between 4 and 10, and 67 percent if
the test. the PSA level is over 10.” And a PSA test may help detect
prostate cancer at an early stage, when it’s easier to treat
However, a new review, conducted by researchers and more likely to be cured.
from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in
Seattle, concludes that PSA screening is in fact linked Dr. Storey says that some studies have shown that
with a considerable reduction in the risk of prostate men over 70 do not reduce their risk of dying from pros-
cancer death, and suggests that the Task Force guide-
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While the Mayo Clinic has not weighed about PSA screening that will apply to all
in on this debate, it does provide notes of men. There are too many variables for that
caution about the reliability of PSA testing. to be possible. It is important that men over
In addition to the false positives that lead to the age of 50 have a discussion with their
further testing and (perhaps) unnecessary primary care physician or urologist about
treatment, the Mayo Clinic website states whether PSA screening is right for them,
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cept Great Room Pool Devon Model $205,000 On the 4th hole of Dye Golf Course screened patio Beautiful golf course and water Living & Family Room, On Lake, Built 2017, with
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Impact Glass $382,900 Priced Reduced $379,000 views. $274,900
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TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES
TOP SALES OF THE WEEK
A strong week saw 20 single-family residences and lots change hands in Tradition and St. Lucie West
from March 19-23 (some shown below).
The top sale of the week was the residence at 1143 SW Greenbriar Cove. First listed in February for
$499,000, this 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 3,325-square-foot home sold for $485,000 on March 20.
The week’s next-best sale was the house at 8905 First Tee Road. Originally listed in January 2017 for
$395,900, the 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom, 2,072-square-foot home sold for $366,000 on March 19.
SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND LOTS
TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD
PORT SAINT LUCIE 1143 SW GREENBRIAR COVE 2/13/2018 $499,000 3/20/2018 $366,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 8905 FIRST TEE ROAD 1/19/2017 $395,900 3/19/2018 $345,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 7664 GREENBRIER CIRCLE 2/14/2018 $349,900 3/23/2018 $320,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 7648 GREENBRIER CIRCLE 1/15/2018 $324,900 3/21/2018 $305,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 543 SW HAMPTON COURT 2/23/2018 $319,900 3/22/2018 $295,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 5412 NW WISK FERN CIRCLE 11/25/2017 $309,900 3/20/2018 $253,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 5820 NW BEGONIA AVENUE 1/12/2018 $269,000 3/21/2018 $249,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 548 SW INDIAN KEY DRIVE 1/5/2018 $256,900 3/23/2018 $235,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 636 SW MUNJACK COVE 10/24/2017 $249,000 3/23/2018 $230,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 9312 WENTWORTH LANE 2/11/2018 $240,000 3/23/2018 $227,500
PORT SAINT LUCIE 10000 SW CICERO LANE 1/2/2018 $235,000 3/19/2018 $227,500
PORT SAINT LUCIE 846 SW MUNJACK CIRCLE 10/24/2017 $238,900 3/19/2018 $215,000
SAINT LUCIE WEST 312 SW TOMOKA SPRINGS DRIVE 1/10/2018 $220,000 3/22/2018
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All dimensions, features, specifications and square footages are approximate and subject to change without notice. Maps, plans, landscaping and elevation All dimensions, features, specifications and square footages are approximate and subject to change without notice. Maps, plans, landscaping and elevation
renderings are artist’s conceptions, are not to scale, and may not accurately depict the homes or lots as they are built. renderings are artist’s conceptions, are not to scale, and may not accurately depict the homes or lots as they are built.
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HERE ARE SOME OF THE TOP RECENT TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES
8905 First Tee Road, Port Saint Lucie 7664 Greenbrier Circle, Port Saint Lucie
Listing Date: 1/19/2017 Listing Date: 2/14/2018
Original Price: $395,900 Original Price: $349,900
Sold: 3/19/2018 Sold: 3/23/2018
Selling Price: $366,000 Selling Price: $345,000
Listing Agent: Christine Chapdelaine Listing Agent: Kay Rodriguez
Selling Agent: Lang Realty Selling Agent: Lang Realty
Sarah Taylor Robyn Suberi
RE/MAX Masterpiece Realty Bex Realty, LLC
7648 Greenbrier Circle, Port Saint Lucie 543 SW Hampton Court, Port Saint Lucie
Listing Date: 1/15/2018 Listing Date: 2/23/2018
Original Price: $324,900 Original Price: $319,900
Sold: 3/21/2018 Sold: 3/22/2018
Selling Price: $320,000 Selling Price: $305,000
Listing Agent: Linda MacCormack Listing Agent: Ann Gott
Selling Agent: Lang Realty Selling Agent: Illustrated Properties
James Insinga Donna Beard
Lang Realty Re/Max Ultimate Realty
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 23 “It has a triple split floor plan and fabu-
lous layout,” she said. It’s a tastefully done
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PGA VILLAGE $349,900 PGA VILLAGE $375,000 PGA VILLAGE $348,500
IMMACUALTE IMPRESSIVE POOL POPULAR MEDINAH
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LAKE VIEW STUNNING LAKE NEW, 3BR, 2.5BA,
VIEW UPDATED KITCHEN
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lanai w/pool & hot tub, expansive lake views appls, tumbled back splash, screened lanai with pool RX- 10377827 8908 Champions Way
RX-10382937 9221 Short Chip Cir RX-10403258 9125 Short Chip Circle
COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES $460,000 PGA / VERANO $284,900 PGA VILLAGE $599,000
BEAUTIFUL POOL ENJOY PRIVATE STUNNING POOL
HOME WITH GOLF VIEWS – “AREZZO: HOME ON THE
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RX-10364158 1406 SW Osprey Cove in kitchen & bathrooms SS appls, lrg pantry. gourmet kitchen w/Wolf range + so much more!
RX-10403264 11087 SW Visconti Way RX-10408848 8111 Links Way
PGA VILLAGE $265,000 JUST SOLD
TRADITION $345,000 JUST SOLD PGA / VERANO $284,900 UNDER CONTRACT
BEAUTIFUL LAKE THE ESTATES PRIVATE LAKE
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RX-10395807 8305 Belfry Place shutters, paver patio + room for a pool Fresh int. & ext. paint,new landscaping, and a
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Pride Month. story has difficult choices to make.
The 2006 play, which stars Tony Conte, Au- “It’s a comedy,” Mohr said. “Some things
drey Stabile, Tyler Sloan and Rachel Swanzy, are taken to ridiculous ends and you can’t
is the story of Mitchell, an actor with what his help but laugh. There are some amazingly
agent, Diane, calls “a slight recurring case of funny and romantic moments. There’s a little
homosexuality.” She worries that his relation- bit for everybody.”
ship with a hustler named Alex will end his Mohr said that the actor playing Mitchell,
career before it has a chance to get started. PHOTO COURTESY OF Tony Conte, is making his stage debut. He
Stewart Mohr is directing the play. He A.C.T. STUDIO THEATRE is an EMT/fireman in St. Lucie County. The
spoke recently about why this play was cho- Audrey Stabile, Tony Conte, Tyler Sloan and Rachel Swanzy rehearse a scene from “The Little Dog Laughed.” other actors are seasoned performers, and
sen. Mohr said they are giving the newcomer lots
“Last year, we did ‘Harbor’ (for Treasure Coast Pride forced (to come) out and there is still a perception your of support.
Month),” he said. “That was all about the emerging gay career could be tanked,” he said. This is a play that is as timely as the headlines, but
family. Since then, the world is much different. More Mohr noted that while these are serious topics, the with a comedic touch. You might want to take a chance
actors are coming out and having successful careers. play is absolutely a comedy. on that. You might also make note that Dennis O’Dono-
This play shows how difficult the world still is, about “As a comedy, it makes it a little easier to swallow,” he van, A.C.T.’s owner, will direct a production of “Macbeth”
how someone may want to come out and what it will said. “We still like things in nice little boxes, our nice lit- in July. Stay tuned for more about that exciting news.
be like. It may be a new world, but there is a long way to tle stereotypes. When people challenge it, it defies what
go. There are still people out there who say it will ruin the world considers normal.” “The Little Dog Laughed” by Douglas Carter Beane will
your career.” Mohr described Mitchell as an up-and-coming actor be presented weekends from April 7-22 at A.C.T. Studio
Mohr mentioned Matt Bomer and Jim Parsons, who who wants to be a star. Theatre, 2399 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart. Tickets are $25. Call
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Kevin Spacey, who was outed in the course of sexual ha- men will fantasize to be,” Mohr said. “His agent, Diane, play is for mature audiences as it contains mature situ-
rassment allegations. “Spacey made it look as if he were tells him it won’t happen if he is with a ‘friend.’ Alex is ations and language.
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this happy season. She’ll sing some 16 “I’m getting into the season spiritually,” to and from shopping and your appointments, a variety of
songs from the Great American Songbook she said. “(For the Kane concert) I can let social outings and so much more.
including “Easter Parade,” “April in Paris,” go with ‘Sing into Spring.’”
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COMING UP ‘Buyer & Cellar’: Swept away in Barbra’s basement
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 BY PAM HARBAUGH | Correspondent spare, giving space and imagination to Remy Germinario.
the massive cellar and numerous spaces
a laugh-stuffed, no-serious-ponder- There are more characters on the Wax- into which Germinario brings you. vised story behind a particular doll. She
ing-required farce, a dose of politics we lax Stage at Riverside Theatre in Jonathan offers to buy it. Yes, she already actual-
can actually laugh about – “The Sensu- Tolins’ one-man play, “Buyer & Cellar,” A trio of large screens is the clean back- ly owns it, but where’s the game in that?
ous Senator.” As detailed recently in St. than you might expect. drop onto which projections of Barbra’s More then comes up with an exorbitant
Lucie Voice, it’s an outrageous, madcap estate, architectural drawings and quirky price tag and Barbra walks away. It’s the
(and politically timely) American farce, In the hands of actor Remy Germinar- cameos pop up. game that catches her eye and results in
just as relevant today (more maybe?) as io, we see a struggling actor named Alex what he believes is a friendship between
when it was penned in 1988. Show times The action begins in the dark, with the the two.
are 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Satur- THEATRE More as he becomes an actor sitting in a comfy chair and listening
day, and 2 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $15 unlikely cast – from his to Barbra’s recording of “Memories.” He He thinks she likes him and sees a hu-
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3 “Firebrands and Passions” aptly de- ed Hollywood couple James Brolin and bu compound … with photos by Barbra.
scribes the music you’ll hear next his wife, Barbra. But is it just that he has entered her
Friday when the Atlantic Classical Or- If you have to ask “Barbra who?” then With Brennan’s adroit direction and self-centered orbit for a while? Is he yet
chestra presents its Masterworks 4 con- perhaps you’ll want to skip this play. But Germinario’s stage ease and utter likabil- another piece of her collection residing in
cert at the Lyric Theatre. You’ll be in no the rest of you should get to Riverside ity, the play zips by. As he interacts with the cellar?
danger of nodding off as this popular or- Theatre right away to see something witty the audience and fights with his boy-
chestra plays commissioned work by the and engaging and surprising as can be. friend, you end up feeling as if you have This is a smart, engaging play written
2018 Rappaport Prize recipient compos- Here’s the dizzying secret … and don’t spent nearly two entertaining hours in with affection and “a passion for Barbra.”
er Hannah Lash; Prokofiev’s Piano Con- worry, you find this out in the first few the actor’s Los Angeles apartment, re-liv- Both those who adore the legend and
certo No. 3, op. 26, C major, with soloist moments: Barbra has amassed SO much ing his astounding gig, the jaw-dropping those who deplore the legend should en-
Alon Goldstein; and Brahms’ (cheery, al- over her years of singing and directing reality that Barbra has a French arcade in joy this play.
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would sneak into the studio to watch popcorn shop, the frozen yogurt shop …
the celebs tape their shows, then spend And in the play, which is pure fiction,
hours mimicking the stars and their rou- there’s the shop attendant, More. Having
tines. When Carol Burnett saw them, lost his job as a costumed character at
she immediately recognized their talent Disneyland and desperate for employ-
and urged them to put a show together. ment, he takes the job as cellar shop at-
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Bonz: Hurricane survivor Andy’s one plucky pooch
Hi Dog Buddies! sa humans were, too. Me an my pooch paI Andy. “Majorly Cool Kibbles!”
Ho-zay stuck together, lookin’ for food an “I KNOW, right? Me an Mom an Dad an
Woof! Some of you pooches sure have water. Finally some humans rescued us PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD some frens watched the Super Bowl on TV.
dramatic tails to tell. Like Andy Morgan. an took us to a kennel. Then, other hu- It was just humans runnin’ around, crash-
Andy got caught in that hurrycane in mans from the Vero Beach Humane So-ci- ty. There wasn’t any grass or dirt, so I tried in’ into each other an fallin’ over in heaps,
Puerto Rico last year and hadda be res- uh-dee came all the way to San Juan and a few spots. They were NOT The Right an I never saw ANY bowls, but I got lot-
cued, like a whole buncha of other pooch- took as many of us as they could onna big Ones. Mom an Dad weren’t mad, though. sa pats an tummy rubs. I get along great
es. He’s been with his Forever Famly for airplane, back to their place. It was kinda They unnerstood.” with everybuddy. Except bunnies. Bun-
about seven weeks now. scary cuz we didn’t know what was hap- nies make me Barkin’ Nuts! When there’s
pening. We were inna truck, then the ken- “Woof! Your whole life is totally differ- bunnies in the yard, I chase ’em. They’re
Andy’s middle-sized, auburn and white nel, then another truck, then the plane, ent!” super quick, which is a good thing, cuz if I
with lotsa polka dots. His ears stick out to then another truck, then the shelter. We ackshully caught one, I’d probly eat it, an
the sides with a liddle flop at the ends. (I were POOPED. A pooch doctor checked us “Totally! I couldn’t buh-lieve it was re- then I’d feel really guilty. An naw-shus.”
wish mine did that.) I thought he’d speak out and the shelter humans got us ready to ally real. Like, if I closed my eyes, it’d dis- “Whaddya like to eat?”
Spanish, but he doesn’t. be aDOPted. They wanted me an Ho-zay appear. The first time Mom an Dad went “In Puerto Rico, I did lotsa Dumpster
to be adopted together cuz we were pals, Out For the Evening after I moved in, they Divin.’ I’d score the occasional leftover
“I’m real happy to meet you, Mr. Bonzo. but Ho-zay has Health Issues so he can’t put me on the screen porch. I thought McDonald’s hamburger. But not any
This is my Mom Betsy. My Dad Howard’s be adopted. After 8 weeks, they hadda they were Gone Forever. So I ate part of more. I’ve discovered fish an scrambled
around here somewhere.” split us up. I really miss him, but I know the porch. A pretty large part. I’m told it eggs, an I get haffa slice of coldcuts or
they’re takin’ good care of him. So, one was a Manifestation of Major Separation chiggen or roast beast with my kibbles. It’s
Andy hopped on the couch next to his day a buncha us were playin’ in the Hu- Anxiety. It was also a Big Mess. So now I WUNNERful!
Mom. “Mom an Dad say I’m related to mane So-ci-uh-dee Play Group, just when stay in my comfy crate when they go out. “Mom’s teachin’ me how to Snuggle.
a juh-RAFF cuzza my spots, but I think Mom and Dad were there, lookin’ for The Me an Dad do Guy Stuff. Every morning
they’re teasing.” Right Dog. We spotted each other. It was “Also, I didn’t make a peep for 10 whole he comes down, an sees my ears stickin’
Serendibiddy. We had a Meet-n-Greet, an days. Then Dad taught me how to sing.” up over the couch, so he knows I’m ready
“I do, too.” I opened my notebook. “So, innerviewed each other. I started a bran for breakfast. We go for walks an car rides,
Andy, you’ve really been through a lot, ha- new, pawsome life the very next day! “No Woof!” Just then, Andy’s Dad and hang out on the beach. It’s a long way
ven’t you? Tell me about it.” walked in an started singing “How Much from bein’ a street mutt in San Juan. I’m
“I’d NEVER had my own STUFF. Like my Is That Doggy in the Window?” Right after sure lucky the Humane So-ci-uh-dee res-
“OK. After the hurrycane, there were L.L. BEAN COMferder! An food an water “Window” he pointed to Andy, and Andy cued me!”
dozens of us pooches wanderin’ around in ackshual BOWLS. Since I’d never been made growly noises. And they kept singin’ Heading home, I was thinking how
the streets in San Juan. It wasn’t just us inna house, I didn’t know where to go pot- back an forth. When they finished, Andy wonderful it is that so many humans
pooches who were homeless, either. Lot- said, “Dad thinks ‘Doggy in the Window’ reach out to help Pooches In Need. I won-
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BOUNCE OVER TO EXPONENTIAL CHURCH’S EASTER PARTY
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent children and youths. But, adults have a shot call it a bridge event to introduce ourselves there’s a breakfast at the church. After the
at a bit of bouncy fun, too. “We usually have to the community.” service, Gaffney said, people enjoy visiting.
The Easter Bunny will bound through one or two obstacle courses,” Gaffney said.
Tradition this Saturday. Easter Sunday is, famously, the day with “We started with four families that moved
Exponential Church meets at Renaissance the highest annual church attendance. It is, down from the (Washington) D.C. area five
Tradition’s Exponential Church will host Charter School, at 10900 Tradition Parkway. for most Christians, the annual celebration years ago,” he said.
its sixth annual Easter Bunny Bounce at Tra- of the crucifixion, burial and resurrection of
dition Square from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. “The following day (Easter Sunday, April Jesus Christ. Easter famously moves around Today about 80 people attend weekly ser-
1) after church we have an Easter Egg hunt,” the calendar, unlike Christmas, the celebra- vices on any given Sunday. About 60 adults
“We fill the square with bounce houses,” Gaffney said. “We call it the Easter egg tion of Jesus’ birth. and 20 children.
Pastor Christian Gaffney said. “We’ll have scramble.” The service starts at 10:30 a.m.
snow cones and popcorn out there.” It’s expected to last a bit more than an hour. Although Christianity has diversified “I’m the pastor and I usually wear ripped
greatly through the centuries, Easter has jeans and a T-shirt,” Gaffney said. “If you
There will also be music, picture times Gaffney said the Easter Bunny Bounce long been a binding celebration among want to wear a suit, wear a suit. You’ll prob-
with the Easter Bunny and just good family wows the crowds. “Every year we have sever- its branches. Gaffney’s church is among ably be the best dressed person there, and
fun. “It’s something we like to do for the com- al hundred people who come,” he said. “Last the more casual, modern churches. “We’re that’s fine. If you want wear flip flops and
munity,” Gaffney said. “Everything is free.” year I think we had 800.” non-denominational,” Gaffney said. “We are shorts, you’ll look like our drummer.”
a group of folks who get together and try to
The pastor said one of the bounce hous- The church is unhesitant to show its follow the Lord best we can,” he said. There’s no registration for the Easter Bun-
es is reserved for preschool children, so faith, but Gaffney said the community ny Bounce. Just show up.
they are safe. “Everybody gets a chance to event is just about making friends. “(It’s) Before the 10:30 a.m. weekly service,
bounce,” Gaffney said. not pushy or anything,” he said. “We like to The church is online at www.expochurch.
Of course, the bounce houses are for the
18,000 eggs for the taking at PSL ’stravaganza
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent German immigrants settling in Penn-
The Easter bunny is in town with sylvania in the 1700s.
eggs, candy, gift baskets and bicycles. They brought with them the Os-
On Saturday, the city’s parks and terhase, or Easter hare. The children
recreation department is hosting its built nests for the Osterhase to leave
annual Eggstravaganza at Whispering treats somewhat similarly to leaving
Some of the dresses worn by sexual assault survivors that Pines Park & Tennis Center, 800 SW stockings out for Santa Claus. But, in-
will be on display as part of the She’LL Project.
Darwin Blvd. Port St. Lucie. The event stead of leaving cookies for the hare,
She’LL Project will be on
display at the Civic Center starts at 9 a.m. the children left carrots. The Oster-
Imagine a room filled with dresses “Eighteen-thousand eggs spread hase would also leave some eggs in
standing on their own, each with a story to
share and an experience of sexual assault over four baseball fields,” said Kelly the families’ gardens, too, for the chil-
that has changed the life of the woman
who wore it. That’s the hauntingly simple Tiger, recreation manager. “Candy is dren to find.
premise behind the She’LL Project (Shell,
SHE WILL) – a socially engaged art project spread, too.” Tiger said the Eggstravaganza goes
by Shari Pierce in collaboration with the
Inner Truth Project for April, Sexual As- The four baseball fields are to fast. “Under five minutes,” she said.
sault Awareness Month (SAAM).
keep children grouped by ages 3 and “All those eggs are picked up and
It will be on display locally in April at the
Port St. Lucie Civic Center. The exhibit is younger, 4 to 5, 6 to 7, and 8 to 10. The done. It’s quick.”
free and open to the public during gallery
hours, and an opening reception will be eggs, of course, aren’t the hardboiled, Coming up, on Thursday, April 12,
held Thursday, April 5, at 6 p.m., featur-
ing St. Lucie County Commissioner Linda dyed sort. They’re the plastic con- The city’s annual Eggstravaganza will be this Saturday at Whispering parents will have a chance to treat
Bartz, Inner Truth Project Founder and
Executive Director Mindi Fetterman, Art- tainers with surprises inside. “They’re Pines Park & Tennis Center. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. LUCIE themselves.
ist and Founder of A Kitchen of Her Own
(AKOHO) Shari Pierce, and Sexual Assault filled with candy or toys,” Tiger said. “It’s our last Rivernights (of the sea-
Survivor Advocate Renee Ahladis.
“There are some eggs out there with Tiger said. “Parents can take pictures (of son) in April,” Tiger said. “Rainfall reggae is
She’LL is a double word play and stands
for both SHE WILL and SHELL. She’LL prizes,” Tiger said. “We have (gift) baskets their children with the Easter bunny) for the band that will be out there.”
Project is represented by over 30 dresses
and experiences that are donated by wom- to give away. A basket for each (field) and a free. Take a camera.” The event will be at 2410 SE Westmore-
en and girls who are survivors of sexual
assault and participants of the Inner Truth bicycle for each (field).” Tiger said the city’s annual Eggstrava- land Blvd., site of the future Westmoreland
Yep, bicycles. They’ll be at the event for ganza has been around for decades. All Riverfront Park. Food and alcoholic bever-
For more information, please contact
772.200.4599 or InnerTruthProject.org. pick up on the spot. the traditions around the Easter bunny ages will be available. Rivernights resumes
– CONTRIBUTED “The Easter bunny will be out there,” probably arrived in the United States with in October.
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30 Van Gogh’s loss 108 Mad conditions 38 Unrestricted, as sister
31 Word with road or 109 Gunk like glue betting 97 Roget entry: abbr.
sweat 110 Scream, sneeze, 39 Sat on a low heat 98 “___ as a seal
32 Producer of Many or swerve 41 Starts upon thine heart”
Great Musicals 111 The forceful type, 42 Caesar fan (Song of
35 Poet’s contraction briefly (and, apropos Solomon)
36 Mike and Morley’s 112 Europe’s ___ of nothing, an 100 Like Cheerios
droll pal Blanc anagram of EL 101 Eisenhower and
38 Top secret grp. 113 They might get on SALVADOR) Turner
40 Get smart your case: abbr. 44 Poured forth 102 Muscat’s land
43 Late great 114 Feeling 45 Get by and then 103 Pouches
pitcher-turned- 115 Noxious weed of some 104 ___ carotene
sportscaster the 46 Choreographer 105 World War II
47 Mine, to Mimi Bible Alvin newsmaker
49 Complex people? 116 Exxon’s old name 48 Errs in putting Bradley
50 French soldier of forth 106 Mud bather’s
WWI DOWN 49 Rare bill mecca
51 G. Lucas’s special 1 Flattered 53 Like some 107 Card players can
effects house columns stand it
52 Cry like crazy fawningly 54 OPEC VIP,
53 An invention’s 2 Chanter variantly
second stage 3 Premium-rate 55 Unsophisticated
62 Man who moved 56 “Unfortunately”
the Dodgers computer? 57 “___ the Judge”
63 Big name in 4 A bunch of Slavs 58 Before
hypnosis 5 Renaissance 59 Theban queen
64 Characteristic who was turned
style sword into stone
65 Charles Nelson 6 Little Orphan 60 Worker who winds
___ yarn on spools
66 X-shaped heraldic Annie, e.g. 61 Manicure abrasive
67 Dorothy or Sam
68 “How can ___
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IF YOU DOUBLE, THE PRESSURE IS ON Q 10 8 6 2
By Phillip Alder - Bridge Columnist Q96
The second-most prolific author of bridge books is Ron Klinger from Australia. He is Q75
known for packing a lot of material into a small space. His latest book is “Defending
Doubled Contracts” (Weidenfeld & Nicolson). WEST Q5
The complexity of the deals is variable, as are the levels of the contracts (the one-level A842
to the seven-level) and the sizes of the available penalties (from down one to down six). 4 AJ974
All the deals occurred at the table; Klinger composed none himself. K J 10 7 6 3
In this deal, how did East-West defend against five diamonds doubled after West led
the spade king? K8
Many Souths would have opened three diamonds with the seven-card suit, hoping that A984
a good heart fit did not exist. This South tried to catch up on the next round. If West
had not doubled, maybe East would have bid six no-trump, which would have failed on SOUTH
a non-diamond lead; or six clubs, which could have been made; or, best of all, five no-
trump pick a slam. 5
Sitting East-West were two Australian internationals, Ted Chadwick and David J 10 7 5
Beauchamp. Under West’s spade king, East dropped the nine, a suit-preference signal
for hearts. (He wondered if West had led a singleton and thought it highly likely that A J 10 9 6 3 2
West had the heart ace.)
West shifted to the heart deuce. East won with his king, returned the suit and received a
ruff. Then he underled his club ace to give partner the lead for a fourth round of hearts, Dealer: South; Vulnerable: Neither
East overruffing dummy’s diamond queen with his king.
Have you been counting? That was the first six tricks for East-West, resulting in down
four and plus 800. SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
2 Diamonds 3 Clubs 3 Diamonds 3 Spades
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