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Eatery will make way for Zon facility expansion AFTER FORTY YEARS, The majority of beach-
HARRIS CORP. TIES TO side public schools will have
STORY BY GEORGE WHITE STAFF WRITER part of the original design from 2015 and CITY STRONG AS EVER School Resource Officers on
[email protected] will convert the L-shaped building into staff early in the next school
a square. It will be built right on the for- STORY BY JAN WESNER CHILDS CORRESPONDENT year, according to local police
Expansions at Zon Beachside Assisted mer footprint of Doubles at 1896 South and city officials.
Living and Memory Care in Indian Har- Patrick Dr., in the heart of the Indian Harris Corp., Brevard County’s
bour Beach will require the closing of Harbour Beach commercial district. The largest private sector employer, is The Melbourne Beach
longtime neighborhood restaurant Dou- last day for the restaurant, established in celebrating 40 years at its Melbourne Town Commission voted 3-1
bles Beachside. 1983, is June 28. headquarters. last week to fund an officer for
Gemini Elementary School.
The two-story, nearly-30,000-square- Doubles owner Ray Featherhoff Harris manufactures electronics Commissioner Steve Walters
foot expansion will be added to look like said there are plans to relo- and communications equipment cast the dissenting vote.
cate the business at a loca- widely used in the space and aviation
tion within Indian Harbour industry, as well as the military. The “In today’s society it’s a
Beach or Satellite Beach, company’s Brevard County opera- necessity that unfortunately
but no location has been tions, with approximately 6,400 local has come forth,” Melbourne
selected out of several in employees, has emerged as a leader Beach Police Chief Dan Dun-
consideration. in both industry and the community. can said. “It’s not just a School
“We had planned to be Resource Officer being down
further along toward a new CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 there for security, they also
location. Everything is up in
the air right now,’’ he said. CONTINUED ON PAGE 4
The expansion of Zon
Beachside Assisted Living Cat owners warned:
and Memory Care will add Coyotes on the prowl
31 apartment-style units, a
STORY BY GEORGE WHITE STAFF WRITER
Longtime Indian Harbour Beach eatery Doubles will be relocating. PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD CONTINUED ON PAGE 4 [email protected]
Recent reports of coyotes at-
tacking cats in Indialantic have
state officials urging residents
to change risky behaviors like
letting the cats out all night.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Wildlife Assistance Program
had a total of 49 calls related
to coyotes in Brevard County
from Jan. 1, 2017, through May
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2 Thursday, May 24, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
HARRIS CORP. Virginia and Colorado. The company employees, became Harris’ first local “Employee groups regularly volun-
annually pumps more than $250 mil- facility. teer to do beach cleanups, with Para-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 lion into Florida’s economy, according dise Beach Park a common location,”
to the Space Coast Economic Devel- Another acquisition, that of Vir- company spokesperson Matt Gri-
“Clearly, they’ve had a huge im- opment Commission. Most of that is ginia-based Exelis in 2015, cemented mison said. “We’ve done at least three
pact not only from the standpoint of generated in Brevard County. Harris’ commitment to Brevard Coun- there in the last year through our Har-
their employees, which is in the sev- ty. There was some debate at the time ris Employees Actively Responding
eral thousands,” Melbourne Regional Two of the company’s three major whether the company would take over Together (HEART) volunteering pro-
Chamber of Commerce President facilities are in Brevard County, in- the Exelis headquarters and move gram.”
Michael Ayers said. “But beyond that, cluding the Harris Technology Center closer to Washington, D.C. Instead,
also being involved in the community and the Harris Global Innovation Cen- the company expanded its Florida op- Grimison said employees also regu-
and all the organizations they sup- ter. erations. larly help with Indian River Lagoon
port, from the local chambers to all projects, often through the Brevard
the nonprofits.” Harris made the move from Cleve- In addition to its economic impact, Zoo Restore our Shores program.
land, Ohio, to Melbourne in April Harris has a large community out-
Globally, Harris has 17,000 employ- 1978 after acquiring Radiation Inc., a reach program that often benefits the “A team of employees designed,
ees. Besides Florida, most of those Brevard-based aerospace electronics beachside communities where many built and donated a machine that au-
employees are based in New York, company. Radiation, with just four of the company’s employees live. tomatically fills bags with oyster shells
Cathy Oliver uses a crosswalk flag while pushing son Landon in his stroller. PHOTOS: JULIAN LEEK
THE NEW WAVE: CROSSWALK FLAGS
STORY BY LISA ZAHNER STAFF WRITER son Sgt. Melanie Griswold.
[email protected] Flags have been deployed to the
Sometimes a low-tech solution following crossings:
(plus some common sense) works Ocean Avenue/Orange Street
best, so that’s what the
Melbourne Beach Police Ocean Avenue/Pine
Department is counting Street
on to reduce car versus Ocean Avenue/River-
pedestrian crashes at side Drive
the town’s busiest inter- Atlantic Street (A1A)/
sections. Loggerhead Park
Last week town staff Chief Dan Duncan
installed a hand-held explained that a pedes-
caution flag system trian wanting to cross
to make drivers more the street would grab
alert to pedestrians in a an orange flag from the
crosswalk. Melbourne canister to make them-
Beach joins beachside selves more visible to
communities such as drivers as they cross.
Flagler Beach, St. Augus- “Adding the safety flags
tine Beach and others to our crosswalks will
that use a flag system. help enhance pedestri-
an visibility, at the same
“Our Public Works time keep the costs to a
Department has in- minimum for the town
stalled a new safety flag at about $90 per cross-
system at all four of our crosswalk walk,” Duncan said.
locations throughout the town, and Even with the flags in use, pe-
they consist of bright orange flags destrians should still be very care-
and canisters on either end of a ful and aware of all vehicles, police
crosswalk.” said police spokesper- said.
Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, May 24, 2018 3
to be used as the foundation for new NEWS
oyster beds in the lagoon, and there
have been several employee events to Overall, the company has contrib- companies have followed.
bag the shells,” Grimison said. uted some $14 million to community “They were one of the first and one
and academic organizations through-
The company also partners with out the state. of the trendsetters,” he said. “I think
many local school initiatives, espe- they’ve just been a phenomenal com-
cially those focused on STEM educa- Ayers credits Harris with attracting munity partner and Brevard is fortu-
tion. other high-tech industry to the area, nate to have a company like Harris
and with promoting a corporate cul- that has called this area home for so
ture of community service that other long.”
4 Thursday, May 24, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS Walters cited concerns about long- about $13,000. The agreement be- fill every position. In the meantime,
term costs to the city in his vote against tween the town and the district is for the district is hiring armed security
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 the proposal. The SRO positions are one school year only. guards for schools that won’t have an
funded in part by the school district. SRO by the time school resumes in Au-
will have lesson plans and teach the Melbourne Beach Town Manager Bob The Brevard County School Board gust.
students about bullying and drugs Daniels said the School Board is pay- recently passed a policy that supports
and bicycle safety, and they’ll be a ing $52,000 for the Gemini SRO, and putting a School Resource Officer in Most beachside schools benefit
counselor to the children and a men- the cost to the town is estimated at every school, but the Sheriff’s Office from having local law enforcement
tor.” has said it could take several years to agencies to provide an SRO, rather
NONPROFIT TO TAKE GOLF BIZ OFF COUNTY’S HANDS ZON ASSISTED LIVING
STORY BY HENRY A. STEPHENS CORRESPONDENT CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
chapel, theater and a multi-purpose
Starting Sept. 1, the nonprofit Golf ballroom and senior resource center
Brevard will begin operating Brevard that is open to the public. Other as-
County-owned Spessard Holland pects of the expansion design include
Golf Course in the South Beaches a glass-walled conservatory for resi-
and The Habitat in Grant-Valkaria dents to be able to look out to an inter-
on four-year leases with the county. nal garden regardless of the weather.
The facility, which has a waiting list,
County commissioners in a 4-1 could serve as a model for its efforts
vote approved a final agreement toward reinventing the assisted living
with Golf Brevard, following negotia- experience, said Executive Director
tions for the last month or so. Greg Kennedy.
Commissioner John Tobia, whose Originally licensed for 100 beds
district includes the two courses, when it opened in July 2016, features
dissented, yet said he hopes Golf include restaurant-style dining, a pub
Brevard succeeds in making the two with a daily happy hour, a reading li-
courses succeed. brary, salon and spa services, routine
housekeeping services, and health
Commissioners in 2015 realized and wellness center; also, the facility
the county was losing money, not is pet-friendly.
only at Spessard Holland and The
Habitat, but also at the county’s The Indian Harbour Beach City
third course, The Savannahs on Council has approved the expansion
Merritt Island, when former Parks (15,000 square feet on the first floor
Director Jack Masson pointed to an and 14,560 square feet on second floor)
operating loss of $129,500 for the- to add the housing units and offices
year. with room for the accessory uses.
Commissioners recently agreed county being involved in the golf PHOTO: BENJAMIN THACKER Zon Beachside Assisted Living facility will undergo a nearly
to revert The Savannahs ownership business and competing against pri-
back to the Savannahs at Sykes Creek vate-run courses while losing money. Brevard to repay the county, starting
Homeowners Association Inc. The Sept. 1, 2021, with the first $100,000,
Golf Brevard agreement took more The agreement calls for the county and then $130,000 on each of the next
work. to loan $490,000 to Golf Brevard as two anniversaries, up to $390,000.
“transition funding,” with the first
“You have taken care of all of my $100,000 by July 1. Golf Brevard agreed to reach out
concerns,” commission Chairwom- to the surrounding community, such
an Rita Pritchett told Indialantic The money would be used for hir- as school groups, and to keep the
resident Tom Beckett, head of Golf ing a golf course general manager courses open all year at first-class
Brevard’s steering committee. and bookkeeping staff and pay in- standards.
Pritchett has complained of the If both sides agree, Golf Brevard
The agreement then requires Golf can renew its four-year leases by 20
30,000-square-foot expansion. PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD
COYOTE SIGHTINGS natural areas, coyotes may be drawn which she believes is due to coyotes dogs should be walked on a short leash,
to urban areas by attractants, such as hiding in areas among the dunes along especially at night, dusk or dawn; dog
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 garbage and pet food. Coyotes den be- State Road A1A. owners should be extra careful walk-
ginning in early spring and pups are ing in wooded areas, or areas that have
15, 2018, with the majority of the sight- raised during summer months. Coyotes “I let my cats be cats and they were heavy foliage where coyotes or could
ings reported coming from residents in may be observed more often during this indoor/outdoor, but not anymore. I had hide.
cities and unincorporated areas on the time as the parents forage for food and no idea. I basically live across the street
barrier islands, said FWC spokesman teach their pups to fend for themselves, from the ocean so I would never expect If pets are kept in a fenced yard, the
Jamie Rager. she said. a coyote. They definitely are here and fence should be about 6 feet high to
recently they are hurting a lot of cats help deter coyotes from jumping over
Negative interactions with pets are a The FWC often receives reports from in Indialantic. It makes me worry and it, and the bottom of the fence should
common reason people call the FWC pet owners and other members of the keep my cats in now,’’ she said. be checked regularly to ensure there are
to seek technical assistance related to public when they suspect coyotes are no holes where coyotes can get under-
conflicts with wildlife. One of the most responsible for the loss of pets. Michelle “I’m really glad that my poor cat is neath.
common reasons the FWC receives Snyder of Indialantic called FWC April actually helping to bring awareness be-
calls from the public is to report obser- 25 to report that her 9-year-old tuxedo cause he’s been seen by so many peo- To report a coyote during business
vations of coyotes in urban areas. cat Revo had gone missing. A photo of ple,’’ Snyder said. hours, contact the FWC’s Northeast Re-
Revo later was used in local broadcast gional Office at 352-732-1225 or for
Encounters between people and coverage of the most recent outbreak, Aside from keeping pets indoors, emergencies the FWC’s Wildlife Alert Ho-
coyotes in Florida are occurring more other measures important for keeping tline at 888-404-FWCC (3922).
often. As development encroaches on pets safe from coyotes include: small
Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, May 24, 2018 5
than relying on the Sheriff’s Office. Department currently has officers ro- school year, when the department Holland and Surfside elementaries.
Only three beachside schools – Hoover tating to Ocean Breeze Elementary for will assign a full-time SRO to Ocean All three police officials said they
Middle School, Indialantic Elementa- security, but not a full-time SRO. The Breeze.
ry and Sea Park Elementary – fall un- current security plan was worked out intend to place veteran police officers
der the sheriff’s jurisdiction. “We’re a after a series of threats made by a stu- Satellite Beach Police Commander in the SRO positions, and hire new of-
local community so it’s easier for us to dent at the school earlier this year. Brad Hodge said his department al- ficers to replace them in their depart-
get things done quicker,” Daniels said. ready provides SROs for Satellite High ments.
Indian Harbour Police Chief Da- School and Delaura Middle School,
The Indian Harbour Beach Police vid Butler said that will change next but will add two more next year for They also said they view the SROs as
more than just security.
6 Thursday, May 24, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
MAYORS’ ‘COMPETITION’ IS WIN-WIN FOR ENVIRONMENT
STORY BY ALI HEYER CORRESPONDENT tary removal of all plastic straws, and Simmons is looking to reduce the restaurant owners who feel their
the termination of plastic bags – an impact plastics have on the beaches customers will not want to give them
There is no denying the friendly end to the issue could be near. of Melbourne. their business because they are be-
competition between Melbourne ing denied something so simple as a
Beach Mayor James Simmons and In both towns, it is clear that plas- He has been working closely with straw. Indeed, at its core, the move-
Indialantic Beach Mayor David tic materials that are being used and the Surfrider Foundation and with ment toward change seems to be
Berkman to preserve and protect the left on the beaches are not only det- numerous Melbourne merchants on lacking the attention and education
environment within their respective rimental to marine wildlife, but are several strategies, including not of- that it needs for the public. “We are
towns. also ruining the once-pristine scen- fering plastic straws, bags and other trying to win hearts and minds first,”
ery. environmentally-hazardous materi- says Simmons.
The issue at hand is the overuse als.
and improper disposal of plastic According to Simmons, “plastics in Similarly, Indialantic’s Berkman is
products such as straws, cups and general just disintegrate into a slur- The effort likely will encounter working on a solution to the growing
bags. With two solutions – the volun- ry, but they never actually go away.” obstacles, such as convincing some problem.
He is looking to introduce a reso-
lution next month that will ask busi-
nesses and residents to stop using
plastic straws unless specifically re-
quested by customers.
This resolution will also detail the
benefits that discontinuing plastic
straw use will provide for marine
wildlife in the ocean as well as the
Indian River Lagoon. Just last week
Berkman visited a local oceanfront
CVS asking if they would be willing
to switch to paper bags as opposed
to plastic. According to Berkman,
“there is also one oceanfront store
in Miami that does not use plastic
bags anymore and they switched to
With this in mind, Berkman is hop-
ing to get this local CVS to be the start
of more stores taking these steps.
Berkman is also working closely with
the Surfrider Foundation to get local
businesses and residents on board
with the resolution.
Shannon Schneyder, vice chair of
the Sebastian Inlet Chapter of the
Surfrider Foundation and program
director of Ocean Friendly Restau-
rants, has been working with both
mayors since January. Schneyder is
hoping that residents will eventu-
ally be more knowledgeable on the
subject and accept the potential
changes implemented by Simmons
Cutting out single-use plastics is
the main goal for now with the two
Another effort Simmons and Berk-
man recall is the Ocean Friendly
Restaurants program. This program
is mostly aimed at stopping plas-
tic at the source. Long Doggers res-
taurant in Indialantic, for instance,
only gives out plastic straws upon
request. This is the type of small step
toward monumental change.
According to Schneyder, “I think
the consumers, especially all of us
who live here on the beachside, re-
ally care about the ocean and want
to see things like this happen. So I
think that the movement is definite-
ly picking up speed.”
coverage! Pages 8-12
8 Thursday, May 24, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
SEEN & SCENE
Mel High commencement has Hollywood flavor
STORY BY BENJAMIN THACKER CORRESPONDENT Carli Etrick and Sabrina Dugan. PHOTOS: BENJAMIN THACKER Shantel Sargeant and Michael Simkin.
Dark gray clouds loomed over Mel-
bourne High School’s Tom McIntyre
Stadium Friday evening, but rain was
kept at bay as more than 500 students
and their loved ones gathered for the
2018 senior class graduation.
Spirits were high, even among at-
tendees in the long line that wrapped
around the front of the building before
show time. Proud parents and siblings,
aunts and uncles, grandmothers and
grandfathers, cousins and in-laws –
dressed in their finest (and carrying
umbrellas) – made pleasant small talk
until it was time to collectively flood
through the gates and toward the sta-
Ticket-holders took seats on the
field, adjacent to the stage, and every-
body else filled the massive bleachers
on either side.
The Melbourne High Concert Band,
directed by Joshua Sail, provided light
background music as thousands of hu-
mans of all ages buzzed about, settling
into their spots very much like bees
in a hive. The seniors were all smiles;
wide eyed, seeking out loved ones in
the stands, proudly waving and laugh-
ing with classmates as they filed neatly
into their seats.
Opening remarks and words of en-
couragement were given by Principal
James Kirk, followed by the pledge
and a presentation by the school’s Air
Force JROTC Honor Guard as the band
played the National Anthem.
Kirk then introduced the keynote
speaker, Mel High grad and Oscar-
nominated screenwriter and producer
Schroeder spoke of her career in
Hollywood and the career challenges
faced by women, especially from small
towns like Melbourne. “They said no
kid from Mel High would ever make it,”
she bellowed over the giant loudspeak- She spoke of recent mass shootings
ers, “but I did!” and other current themes, and looked
to the graduates with optimistic confi-
“Hollywood is all a facade, it’s all dence. “I’m counting on you, the entire
fake, I’ve lived it,” she said to the bright- world is counting on you, no pressure,
eyed graduates in the audience, “It’s to solve these problems,” she said. “So
OK to be imperfect.” say something kind to the person next
to you and let it ripple outward.”
She spoke about her Academy
Award-nominated film “Hidden Fig- And then the big moment had ar-
ures,” which tells the story of three rived. Guidance Chairperson Kelly
black female mathematicians work- Persing certified the senior class, the
ing under segregated conditions in the dignitaries lined up, and the announc-
early days of the space race, here on the er began calling each graduate to the
Space Coast. stage to receive his or her diploma.
“There are going to be people out And as soon as it had begun it was
there rooting for you to fail,” she said, over. The seniors were now graduates,
“but embrace your failures because ready to go forth into the world and
you’re going to come out of it tougher seek their fortunes.
Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, May 24, 2018 9
SEEN & SCENE
Senior Class President Aidan Polak and Student Body President Brenna McWha. Zeke Silverman and Vincent Shoeburger.
Wesley Singleton and Marilyn Sinotte. Kayley Wierback and Meghan Wiedenhoest. Principal James Kirk.
Assistant Principal Keith Barton, Assistant Principal Cindylou Kilmer,
guidance counselor Lauren Berg and history teacher Darrell Buchanan.
Aaron Stewart, Noah Stevens and Nico St. Clair.
10 Thursday, May 24, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
SEEN & SCENE
Holy Trinity! 99 graduates, 100% off to college
STORY BY JAN WESNER CHILDS and ALI HEYER
Ninety-nine graduates walked Zach McManus. PHOTOS: JULIAN LEEK Katie Badolato. Joshua Knight.
across the stage Saturday at Holy
Trinity Episcopal Academy. Brando Voepel and Dr. Katherine Cobb. Release of butterflies.
Every single one of them is head- mates attended the school from kin- grandfather’s footsteps and become “I love you and God bless you,”
ed to college. In fact, on average, dergarten through graduation. an orthopedic surgeon. Cobb said.
Holy Trinity students applied to
eight colleges each and were ac- When Starkey heads off to the Uni- Forty-five percent of the gradu- Afterward, the newest Holy Trin-
cepted into five. versity of South Florida in the fall, ates will attend college out of state, ity alumni walked to the school
she said she’ll most miss “the sense which can bring its own challenges. courtyard where they released
“Always remember that life of family and how comfortable I am Brandon Voepel, who’s going to Cor- white butterflies into the cloudy
will swiftly carry you to the next with everyone” at Holy Trinity. nell next year, joked that he doesn’t sky, and jubilantly tossed their
journey,” keynote speaker Abbey own a coat. graduation caps into the air. Their
Thompson, a 2008 alumnus of the Starkey was also one of the singers families rushed in to give them
school and now a geneticist, told the who staged a moving presentation of “I need to work on that,” Voepel hugs and high fives.
students. “Plans and specific goals the song “For Good,” from the musi- laughed.
aren’t a bad thing, but be open to cal “Wicked.” The lyrics go like this: “I’m mostly nervous about leav-
other opportunities.” The ceremony also featured ing my mom,” graduate Katie Badol-
“You’ll be with me, like a hand- prayers, other musical performanc- ato said of going to the University of
The two-hour ceremony was print on my heart. And now whatever es and a farewell from school presi- South Florida next year. “I’m going
punctuated by tradition – a bagpip- way our stories end, I know you have dent Katherine Cobb, who left the to miss her so much.”
er played as students walked in to rewritten mine by being my friend.” graduates with a heartfelt message.
the school’s Scott Center, and again
when they left as graduates – and Graduates Zach McManus and Sa-
humor, including a reference to the jan Gutta also epitomized the cama-
royal wedding. raderie among the class of 2018.
There were also greetings in both McManus introduced Gutta, the
Vietnamese and Chinese and a class salutatorian and his best friend,
shout-out to the many families of and the young men embraced each
international students who were in other in a brotherly hug onstage.
the audience. Both are attending the University of
Southern California next year.
Graduating seniors – several who
live beachside – gathered in the McManus plans to get involved
school cafeteria before the ceremo- with the student newspaper at USC
ny and reminisced about their days as well as Greek life.
at the small, private school on Pine-
da Causeway in Melbourne. “I am really excited for a new expe-
rience outside of Florida,” said Mc-
Ryan Shields came to Holy Trin- Manus, who hopes to follow in his
ity as a 10th grader. He immediately
felt the tight-knit closeness among
his fellow students in the class of
“I can name every single one by
their first name,” Shields said.
He ticked off a list of high school
memories including spring break
baseball field trips, prom and the
recent “grad bash” at Universal Stu-
Shields will attend the University
of Miami in the fall. “I’d like to be
a financial consultant and just kind
of see where my career takes me,”
Nearly all the students wore cords
draped around their necks, some as
many as a half dozen or more, rep-
resenting different honor societies
into which they had been inducted.
Gold, for example, meant National
Honor Society, while purple and
gold meant Latin National Honor
Society and a multi-color cord in-
dicated Art National Honor Society.
Kate Starkey was one of eight Holy
Trinity “lifers” to walk across the
stage Saturday. She and seven class-
Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, May 24, 2018 11
SEEN & SCENE
West Shore’s high-achievers embrace the future
STORY BY HENRY A. STEPHENS CORRESPONDENT Megan Lee, Andrew Leonard with Abram Murphy and Sophia Pietrzak. PHOTOS: JULIAN LEEK Sydney Zamorano.
Breininger is going to be a fresh- and be a doctor. Then she talked with
While most high schools may pres- man at Florida Institute of Technol- her parents.
ent a speech from their graduating ogy and major in computer science.
class’ one valedictorian, West Shore “I’m going into bio-medical engi-
Junior-Senior High School’s Class of “It’s an interest. I like computer neering,” she said. “My parents were
2018 last week boasted 24 valedicto- classes. I don’t have a big story,” he concerned I might not get into med
rians. said, smiling. school. This (new choice) would in-
clude medical science and engineer-
And Sophia Maria Pietrzak, 18, who Michelle Christine Adams, 18, of ing. You know, just in case. You never
racked up straight As like the other 23, Indialantic said she was planning to know what might happen.”
didn’t have to give a speech. shoot for the UF College of Medicine
Pietrzak, of Melbourne Beach, Patrick Air Force Base Color Guard.
graduated with 143 classmates from
the unique school, which includes Gerald Sola.
grades from 7 through 12, in an en-
ergy-filled ceremony at Melbourne’s abama’s Huntingdon College.
Maxwell C. King Center for the Per- But she also plans to major in exer-
cise science and go into either physi-
The previous week, she said, she al- cal therapy or sports medicine, spe-
ready received an associate in arts de- cializing in orthopedics.
gree from Eastern Florida State Col-
lege – along with 16 others from the That idea, she said, came when
school of high-achieving students. she tore some knee ligaments last
year while playing soccer for the
And it’s back to more books in the West Shore Wildcats and needed ar-
fall, as Pietrzak plans to start pre- throscopic surgery and, later, physi-
veterinary classes at the University cal therapy.
of Florida. If all goes well, she’ll be a
doctor of veterinary medicine in 2024. “I became interested in physical
therapy,” she said. “I’m sad for people
“When I was 5, we raised guide dogs when they can’t use their bodies the
(for the blind),” she said. “Then at 12, way they were meant to be used.”
I volunteered at a veterinary office to
see if this was something I wanted to Joshua Matthew Breininger, also 18
do. The first day, I stumbled into sur- from Satellite Beach, isn’t aiming too
gery.” far across the map as he plans his fu-
ture in computer sciences.
That unexpected exposure, which
might have left others squeamish,
only lit Pietrzak’s fire in seeking more
knowledge of treating sick and in-
jured animals. She ended up shadow-
ing Sebastian’s Dr. Alison Franken-
berger several times over the years.
And now it’s off to the next phase.
“I just love animals.” She said.
Ben Tyler Lack, also 18 of Mel-
bourne Beach, is taking a different
journey through medical science.
He’ll enjoy his early summer, he said,
but July will see him at UF for the
summer term, a head-start on other
college freshmen entering in the fall.
Lack plans to major in biology – but
not to be a biologist. He’ll use that to
prepare for medical school, where
he’ll specialize in cardiology.
“When I was in kindergarten, my
grandfather had open-heart surgery.
And since then, I’ve been really inter-
ested in it,” he said.
His grandfather, Ed Lack of Indi-
alantic, “recovered well” from that
surgery, he said. And the elder Lack
would be on hand to watch his grand-
Sydney Marie Zamorano, 18, of Sat-
ellite Beach decided part of her future
in February when she signed to play
collegiate soccer for Montgomery, Al-
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SEEN & SCENE
Pride reigns at Satellite High graduation ceremony
STORY BY JAN WESNER CHILDS CORRESPONDENT Principal Mark Elliott holds an umbrella for Student Body President Julia Hoffman during her speech. Chris McDonald and Laurene McKeever.
Emily Merritt and Taylor Askeland. Satellite High Air Force ROTC. PHOTOS: BENJAMIN THACKER
The 333 members of the Satellite
High School Class of 2018 didn’t let arships, and more than half qualified list of achievements by academic ty to touch the lives of those around
a little rain stop them from walking for Bright Futures. groups, individuals and teams at the us,” Ecker said.
across the stage in the football stadi- school, and mentioned the two hur-
um Saturday night and getting their Other student speakers added just ricanes – Matthew and Irma – that Students hugged each other and
diplomas. enough brevity to mark the occasion. hit the area during her and her class- faculty members as they walked off
mates’ time at Satellite High. the stage.
Friends and family didn’t seem to “We are thankful for the lessons we
mind the steady rain throughout the learned,” Julia Hoffman, the student “We will never again hear the surf Afterward, graduate Malachi
90-minute ceremony, either. They body vice president, told the crowd. report on the afternoon announce- Pace said there are “a lot of small”
sat under umbrellas and on beach ments,” Hoffman said. “We will nev- things that make Satellite special.
towels, cheering, laughing and cry- She specifically mentioned three er again be wished to have a ‘Scor- Pace only attended the school for
ing as their graduates’ names were key administrators at Satellite who pion weekend.’ his senior year, after his family
read. are retiring at the end of the school moved from Palm Bay. He’s joining
year. Elliott, Assistant Principal Ilene “And we will definitely remem- the Air Force to become an air traf-
The most somber moment of the Herr and Athletic Director Linda An- ber the feeling we have tonight,” she fic controller.
night was when the National An- derson have each been at the school said. “Congratulations, we made it.”
them was sung, and much of the at least 20 years. His senior year at a new school
crowd joined in. Senior class president Ronald Eck- could have been rough, but Pace
“We are the manifestation of the er called on his fellow graduates to said he felt right at home.
Class speaker David Combs culture you created,” Hoffman told make a difference.
seemed to sum up the atmosphere them. “It’s a very loving community,” he
in the stadium with one simple an- “We all have the undeniable abili- said.
ecdote. She also rattled off an impressive
“Like my 91-year-old Nana says,
‘When I die and come back, I’m go-
ing to Satellite,’” Combs quipped as
the crowd roared.
The students had huddled in the
school performing arts center before
the ceremony, singing along to their
class song, Journey’s “Don’t Stop Be-
lievin.’” Many decorated their grad-
uation caps with things like photos,
flowers, beads and shells.
The ceremony start was moved up
30 minutes and the pace was quick-
ened, but the important details
weren’t left out.
Principal Mark Elliott highlight-
ed some of the achievements of the
class. Thirty-one graduates, or 9 per-
cent, received their associates de-
gree at the ceremony, in addition to
their high school diploma. Fourteen
are joining the military. A dozen
graduated with straight As.
The Satellite High Class of 2018 re-
ceived more than $3 million in schol-
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ARTS & THEATRE
‘Tabu,’ tale of love and strife, stars MelBeach actress
STORY BY ANNETTE CLIFFORD CORRESPONDENT Casting agent Kelli Turner and Sandy Derleth at the Sunnyside Cafe in Melbourne Beach, featured in “Tabu.” love, love, love.”
Derleth attended the Fine Arts Acad-
Religious conflict, ethnic strife, fam- PHOTO BY GORDON RADFORD
ilies torn apart. Those phrases resonate emy at Satellite High School, but her
in today’s political landscape but are acting career started much earlier on
far from new on the world stage. Space Brevard stages. She has appeared in
Coast residents will have the opportu- productions from the age of 3, includ-
nity May 30 to deepen their knowledge ing at the Henegar Center.
about an often-overlooked historical
episode in the long string of atrocities She had a lead role in Satellite High’s
littering the 20th century. production of “How to Succeed in
Business without Really Trying” and
That’s when “Tabu,” an indie movie appeared in “Spring Awakening” at
filmed in Brevard County and star- the Henegar in 2013. After high school
ring Melbourne Beach native Surrah Derleth attended Truthful Acting Stu-
Derleth, will premiere at 7 p.m. at the dios classes in Orlando, where she
AMC Avenue 16 theater in Melbourne. studied the Meisner technique, which
“Tabu” has already had a Los Angeles emphasizes acting from the heart and
premiere, and one is planned for New emotional and instinctual responses
York City. to a role.
The film is set in the modern day, a Recently relocated to Los Angeles,
tale of love between two college stu- Derleth has seen her career begin to
dents who meet at Florida Tech, but take off. Other recent credits include
focuses also on the tragic story of the a small role in “The Mad Whale,” di-
Armenian genocide of 1915 and 1916. rected by a James Franco protégé, work
as an extra in the ABC comedy series
Derleth plays the female lead, Leyla, “Black-ish,” as well as commercial gigs.
daughter of a Muslim family of Turkish She also landed a lead role in “Pressed
descent. Her romance with David, of Leaves,” an upcoming movie from
Armenian Christian descent, unleash- director Sam Beckham. Derleth de-
es intense, sometimes violent demons scribes the film as similar to the darkly
of the past as their two families react comic “Black Mirror” series from Brit-
to the intercultural romance. Movie ish television.
scenes include iconic Brevard loca-
tions such as the Florida Tech campus, Her mother, Melbourne Beach resi-
Melbourne Causeway, beach settings dent Sandy Derleth, has long encour-
and downtown Melbourne’s Island aged her daughter’s aspirations and
Root Kava Bar. is a sponsor of the Melbourne “Tabu”
premiere. Brevard Film and Talent,
Scenes from a documentary on the Inc., a not-for-profit company that pro-
Armenian genocide by David Robert motes local film production, has also
Deranian, who wrote and directed supported the young actress. “We’ve
“Tabu,” are interlaced in the film, watched Surrah refine her acting talent
bringing home the historical under- to the point it’s difficult to tell whether
pinnings of the movie. It has been es- she’s acting or just being Surrah,” said
timated 1.5 million Armenian Chris- Sandy Granger Taulbee, president of
tians were killed during the two-year BFT, in an email.
struggle with what was then the Otto-
man Empire, though numbers are con- Tickets for “Tabu” are $12 and can
tested, and some Turkish authorities be purchased online at www.tugg.com/
continue to deny the ethnic cleansing events/tabu-qvmq. The website includes
happened. an option to donate to BFT, for those
wishing to contribute to the group. For
While the origins of the animos- more information, call 321-266-5757.
ity between Armenian Christians and
Turkish Muslims are religiously based,
the conflict was also deeply entwined
with national and regional issues that
led to World War I and hard to disen-
tangle from that disastrous eruption.
Deranian, who also has Space Coast
ties, is of Armenian descent, Derleth
said in a phone interview, and is very
passionate about the subject of the
genocide, wanting “people to be more
aware that this happened.” She has
similar hopes “Tabu” will bring aware-
ness and help people heal. “I hope it
mends the two cultures, showing we’re
all people and can love one another.
That’s the message I want to get out –
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ARTS & THEATRE
A toast to Vero Wine & Film fest’s sparkling lineup
STORY BY MICHELLE GENZ STAFF WRITER funny and self-deprecating.” starts in the Wow tent at 3 p.m. Jerusha Stewart.
[email protected] The dinner is included in the festi- As for other films scattered through-
PHOTO BY GORDON RADFORD
The Vero Beach Wine and Film Festi- val’s premier pass ($495) and costs $135 out the weekend, Stewart has accom-
val is edging further away from its 2016 on its own. Seating is limited; the din- modated Vero’s love of shorts – film adventure athlete who was paralyzed
premiere and, though it can hardly be ner is typically a sell-out, Stewart says. shorts, that is – by holding four differ- from the waist down when he burst-
called an institution yet, the festival’s “I’m expecting that dinner to explode.” ent sets of them in various locales. She shattered a vertebra. He went on to
hard-charging founder and organizer, also urges film buffs not to miss a full- become the first person to reach the
Jerusha Stewart, is publicly declaring The next day, Friday, June 8, the not- length documentary called “Rumble: South Pole in a sit-ski. The film, part
her own staying power. to-miss event, in Stewart’s estimation, The Indians Who Rocked the World,” of the festival’s Best of Sonoma series,
is the opening night party at the Wow screening Saturday at Riverside The- screens at the Theatre Guild on Friday,
“I’m still here!” she declares. “And Tasting Lounge – a giant tent set up in atre beginning at 10 a.m. The movie June 8 at 10 a.m.
people are still asking!” Riverside Park. Five hundred people are honors Link Wray and other Native
expected to crowd into the tent. Rex will American performers who influenced The full festival schedule and ticket
At least she has help now – a paid staff have an encore seminar on wines made a range of American musical styles. prices are available at vbwff.com.
assistant and an intern. Even with those with grapes from before and after the Hard Rock Casino and Resort, owned
additions, the massive organizational California fires. Vero’s Bob Stanley, for- by the Seminole tribe, has donated a
effort it takes to stage the four-day fes- mer host of a local TV wine show, will $750 prize to be raffled; it includes an
tival has her in whirling dervish mode be hosting a blind tasting poured into electric guitar.
with two weeks left to go. black glasses, “so you can’t tell if it’s red
or white,” says Stewart. Another is the Florida premiere of
By June 7-10, Stewart, a Hawaiian- “Her Magnum Opus,” a narrative fea-
born, Stanford-educated attorney who Pre-party that night, the action is ture directed by Marta Renzi about an
arrived in Vero six years ago, will have inside Riverside Theatre with Cinema aging mentor and the people she in-
pulled together vintners, filmmakers Uncorked, when films, not wine, take spired who continue to visit her in her
and ticket-buyers to people a panoply of center stage, and the weekend’s awards waning years. That screens at 4:30 p.m.
sites and screenings. Thursday through are announced by the film jury. That at the Museum of Art. “It’s a film meets
Sunday, film screenings continue all starts at 6:30 p.m. Film critic Jeffrey Ly- dance, a visual feast,” Stewart says.
day long at various venues. ons will announce the winner of this
year’s Life Worth Living Legend award. The other film Stewart says not to
Along with that sparse staff, at her Stewart won’t give hints as to the win- miss is “Push,” a documentary about
side are a contingent of volunteers and ner, but she admits they won’t have the Grant Korgan, a nanoscientist and
board members, wine experts and local ties of the prior winners, Gloria
filmmakers, many returning for their Estefan and Burt Reynolds.
third year. Among them: Molly Smith,
an executive producer of “La La Land”; Saturday, June 9, at lunchtime is
Jeffrey Lyons, nationally known film the VIP tasting reception at the Vero
critic in print and on PBS; and George Beach Museum of Art, with the pre-
Taber, a former Time magazine re- miere screening of “Andre – The Voice
porter now living in Vero Beach, whose of Wine.” Narrated by Ralph Fiennes,
book “Judgment of Paris” was the first the documentary tells the story of the
to be written about the event that in- aristocrat Russian émigré Andre Tch-
spired the movie “Bottle Shock.” elistcheff, who brought his European
knowledge of wine to Napa Valley and
The celebrity vintner this year, helped transform northern California
charged with pouring at the festival’s into an internationally respected wine
Vino Veritas Vintner dinner at Costa producing region. Andre’s nephew,
d’Este Resort, is Deerfield Ranch Win- Mark Tchelistcheff, is the film’s director
ery’s Robert Rex. He was just named and is flying in from Berlin for the occa-
Winemaker of the Year in a prestigious sion. He’ll be joined by Robert Rex and
competition at Florida International George Taber. The event begins at 12:30
University, in which 28 tasters judged p.m. – convenient to the 3 p.m. grand
630 wines from 200 wineries. Rex, who tasting in the Wow tent nearby.
majored in chemistry at UC Berkeley
and taught himself to cook by working Others may opt to cross town for
his way through Julia Child’s Master- another Stewart recommendation:
ing the Art of French Cooking, special- “West Bank Story,” a live-action short
izes in organic blends from Sonoma that won an Academy Award in 2006.
Valley vineyards. The opening night Its director, Ari Sandel, will lead a
dinner starts at 6:30 Thursday, June 7, panel discussion after the screening
and includes a talk by Rex. at the Vero Beach Theatre Guild. That
starts at 2 p.m. Saturday.
“He’s a very unusual winemaker in
that his focus is on ‘clean’ wines,” Stew- Later on Saturday, filmmakers gather
art says, explaining some of Rex’s theo- downtown at American Icon Brewery
ries on lowering histamines and sulfites to socialize with fans in the radically
in wine. She and 11 others from Vero transformed former diesel power plant.
met Rex in late March at the Vero festi- That event, dubbed Dining with Direc-
val’s sister festival in Sonoma. tors, costs $40 and starts at 6:30.
“He literally takes you on a tour of Sunday, things wrap up with a $30
your palate,” she says. “You feel as if gospel brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
you’re at the knee of a master story tell- also at American Icon. The festival’s
er because he’s just so captivating and wrap party, dubbed the Fete Finale,
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ARTS & THEATRE
Coming Up: ‘Blaze’ fires up Downtown Friday Street Party
STORY BY MARY SCHENKEL STAFF WRITER
1 Weather permitting, Johnny and
the Blaze, a favorite Vero band
at various venues around town such
as Waldo’s, Grind + Grape and River-
side Theatre’s Live at the Loop, will
once again have people dancing in the
streets at the May 25 Downtown Friday
Street Party, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., along 14th
Ave. hosted by Main Street Vero Beach.
Band members Johnny Herron, Pete
Jorgensen, Dave Williams, Gary Brown
and John Wunsch will keep young and
old on their toes – or just tapping them
– playing a mix of Motown and classic
rock. Downtown Friday is family- and
dog-friendly, and best of all free, so grab
your lawn chairs and make a night of it.
2 The wonders of the universe will
be on display beginning May 26 at
the Vero Beach Museum of Art with the 3 Suliman Tekalli at VBHS
Performing Arts Center May 27.
opening of the exhibition Insight As-
ductor and Artistic Director Aaron
tronomy Photographer of the Year. The Collins, closes out its ninth season
with what they’re billing as a “Big
exhibit will include roughly 50 photo- Epic” concert, featuring works by
Tchaikovsky, Fuchs and Shostakov-
graphs, chosen from the thousands of ich. The concert takes place at 3 p.m.
Sunday, May 27, at the Vero Beach
entries submitted earlier this year to High School Performing Arts Center.
Talented violinist Suliman Tekalli
London’s Royal Observatory Green- will perform Tchaikovsky’s Violin
Concerto in D major, now instantly
wich for the Insight Astronomy Pho- recognizable as a result of its use in
movies and television, including in
tographer of the Year 2018 competition, the popular Amazon series, Mozart in
the Jungle. A Daytona Beach native,
held in association with Insight Invest- Tekalli entered the Julliard School’s
bachelor’s degree program at age 17,
ment and BBC Sky at Night Magazine. studying there with Hyo Kang, who
is now on the faculty of Yale School
Billed as “the biggest international 1 Coming to Vero’s Downtown Friday May 25. of Music, and obtained his master’s
from the Cleveland Institute of Music,
competition of its kind, annually show- where he studied under Joel Smirnoff,
former CIM president. Tekalli has
2 Coming to Maxwell C. King Center on Saturday. performed throughout the world and
was the top prize winner in 2015 Seoul
casing spectacular images shot by as- Our Moon, Stars and Nebulae, Galaxies more information, call 772-231-0707 or International Music Competition
trophotographers worldwide,” winners and Young Astronomy Photographer visit verobeachmuseum.org. and prize winner in the Sendai, Lip-
are selected by a juried panel from sub- of the Year (under age 16). The celestial izer and Szeryng International Violin
missions in nine categories: Skyscapes, marvels will remain on display in the 3 Space Coast Symphony Orches- Competition. Although she won’t be
Aurorae, People and Space, Our Sun, Holms Gallery through Sept. 16. For tra, under the direction of Con- performing on this trip, Suliman fre-
quently performs with his sister, pia-
nist Jamila Tekalli. Rounding out the
concert offerings are Atlantic Riband,
a piece by Kenneth Fuchs inspired by
the S.S. United States’ record-break-
ing maiden voyage; and Shostakov-
ich’s stirring Symphony No. 5, which
he described as “a Soviet artist’s cre-
ative response to just criticism.” Call
855-252-7276 or visit spacecoastsym-
18 Thursday, May 24, 2018 THE MELBOURNE
INSIGHT COVER STORY
BY MAX CHAFKIN | BLOOMBERG his computer vision system would re- ‘THERE’S A BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
act. As he wrote in an article on Intel’s SOMETHING THAT KIND OF WORKS
On Sunday, March 18, a 49-year- website under the headline “Experi-
old woman named Elaine Herzberg ence Counts,” his software correctly AND SOMETHING THAT WORKS’
walked her bicycle across Mill Avenue, identified Herzberg as a pedestrian.
a divided highway just north of down- Those companies say their costs are fall- Driverless cars have to do two basic
town Tempe, Ariz., and was hit head- In an interview at Mobileye’s headquar- ing, and also that more expensive models things: see what’s on the road and then
on by a Volvo SUV traveling at about 40 ters a month later, Shashua said Uber are feasible because consumer ownership react to that information. Shashua has
miles per hour. and its main competitors – most notably is an outmoded concept – most cars will worked on the first problem, computer
Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo – were “making eventually be part of a shared fleet of vision, since the 1980s, long before it
The death would have been an ordi- something that kind of works.” He argued robo taxis rented by the mile. found its way into cars.
nary tragedy – 6,000 pedestrians were that Herzberg’s death was “avoidable.”
killed by cars last year in the U.S. alone Shashua is determined to deliver a No field is more influenced by state-
– but for one thing: The driver was a If there’s something gross about us- driverless car on the relative cheap. of-the-art AI than computer vision. To-
piece of software created by Uber Tech- ing a tragedy as an opportunity for self- His prototypes, a half-dozen Ford Fu- day, massive data sets can teach software
nologies Inc. This was the first known promotion, there are reasons to take sions now testing in Jerusalem, part of to distinguish obstacles in a few weeks.
fatality caused by a driverless car. Shashua seriously. a planned fleet of 30 cars that will arrive
in California later this year, have no ra- Mobileye’s engineers, mostly students
The ride-hailing app company and Mobileye has roughly a 70 percent dar or lidar (basically radar, but with of Shashua’s from Hebrew University
its main chip supplier, Nvidia Corp., share of the driver-assist market, and in lasers). The only sensors are 12 digital and MIT, started by assembling lists of
suspended testing indefinitely, and the 2016 the National Highway Traffic Safe- cameras hidden around the car’s body. road features the cars needed to identify.
U.S. National Transportation Safety ty Administration reached an agree-
Board announced it would conduct an ment with industry groups that will Mobileye eventually plans to add A team of more than 2,000 work-
investigation. Uber is cooperating. make the systems a standard feature for some low-cost radars and lidars, but ers in Sri Lanka pores over hundreds
all new vehicles sold in the U.S. by 2022. only as backup if a camera fails. In- of thousands of miles’ worth of video
In Jerusalem, Amnon Shashua began It says this will prevent a total of 28,000 stead of running on a trunk-size bank collected from open roads. (“Ground
his own tests. Shashua, a 57-year-old crashes and 12,000 injuries by 2025. of servers and chips, the prototype re- truth,” as it’s known in the AI world.)
Israeli, is a professor at Hebrew Univer- lies on just four of the same low-cost,
sity of Jerusalem and the chief execu- Shashua wants to go much further. In custom-made processors in Mobileye’s The team’s big challenge is to im-
tive officer of Mobileye. 2015, Mobileye began selling more so- current driver-assist system. Consum- prove its software’s ability to read
phisticated systems that can take over ers, Shashua says, will pay less than road signs and other cues to identify
Mobileye makes a “driver-assist” highway driving duties. Tesla Inc.’s Au- $8,000 for the whole thing. “free space”– parts of the road that are
system roughly the size of a computer topilot was the first such system, and open to the car. Ground-truth workers
mouse. Stuck behind a car’s rearview Mobileye now supplies hardware and Mobileye’s competitors have gener- draw boxes on their computer screens
mirror, the device’s camera and custom software that powers Cadillac’s Super ally been testing their machines in sub- around signs, sidewalks, bike lanes,
chip allow it to predict when a driver is Cruise, Nissan’s ProPilot, and Audi’s urbs with wide, well-marked roads and and other areas off-limits to vehicles,
about to hit something and, if necessary, Traffic Jam Assist. Shashua is also devel- orderly traffic patterns. Shashua has then draw on the road to show where
the system slams on the car’s brakes. oping a fully self-driving package that been testing in Jerusalem, a city with the car can and can’t go.
Mobileye will begin offering automakers narrow, medieval roads and a driving
Mobileye sells its chips to auto sup- as early as next year. BMW, Fiat Chrysler, culture charitably described as asser- Each scene has so many elements
pliers for about $55 each – you’ll pay and China’s NIO all plan to use it. tive. “There’s a big difference between that annotating a minutes-long clip can
around $1,000 at the dealership for the something that kind of works and take all day. “It’s like writing a big vo-
full system – and they’re already on the Late last month, Shashua took a something that works,” he says. “I don’t cabulary book,” says Gaby Hayon, a top
road in 27 million cars worldwide. Bloomberg reporter for a ride in the think the public understands this.” Mobileye research executive.
fully autonomous prototype – the first
The other feature that distinguish- time the company demonstrated it Next, those data are fed into a neu-
es the company is its outspoken ap- to a journalist. This, he argued, was ral network, which is then trained so
proach to safety. Shashua has made what a road-ready autonomous car
addressing safety concerns central to might actually look like. He dismissed
his marketing. Waymo and Uber’s efforts as science
projects crammed with expensive ra-
At the end of March, after Tempe dars and other sensors, plus the tens of
police released a dashcam video show- thousands of dollars’ worth of servers
ing what the car had seen just before it and chips stuffed in their trunks.
killed Herzberg, Shashua fed the video
into the Mobileye system to see how
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Boulevard. Our backup driver for the survive. Drivers survey the road and That’s because of what’s known as
trip was Shai Shalev-Shwartz, the vice use their intuition to figure things out. the black box problem. An AI algo-
president for technology who wrote rithm can’t tell us why it picked a par-
the software that takes what the com- This makes it a good application ticular approach to a given problem, or
puter sees and decides what to do with for deep learning. Engineers teaching what caused a model to fail.
it. Shashua rode in the back seat. AI software can train it to run through
many possible paths in a scenario to Inevitably, even with the best sys-
“Merges and lane changes are very, figure out what’s most effective. tems, there will be fatalities. Mobileye
very complicated,” Shalev-Shwartz knows that better than almost anyone.
warned as cars and trucks sailed past, In 2016, Shalev-Shwartz fed a com- In 2013, Shashua struck a deal with
packed close together at 50 mph. It puter 100,000 or so double-merge sce- Tesla CEO Elon Musk to install an ad-
would have been a difficult situation for narios, and out came a function to han- vanced version of its driver-assist sys-
a human, and it seemed hard to see how dle double merges. Great, he thought, tem in every new Tesla, enabling the
Clara would find her way in. “We are and set up a simulation to test his cars to steer themselves on highways.
waiting for the right moment,” Shalev- function overnight. The first morning,
Shwartz said, then paused. “Hopefully.” there was only one accident after about To make sure Tesla didn’t oversell the
100,000 more simulations. system’s capabilities, Shashua visited
Paradoxically, driverless cars pres- Musk at his factory in Fremont, Calif.,
ent a threat on top of the prospect He tweaked the rewards so the acci- and urged him to make sure the system
that they’ll transform into robotic dent would no longer occur and went would force customers to keep their
death machines. They may simply home. The next morning, he found hands on the wheel. “I went there, I had
bore us to death. Carmakers, anxious another virtual crash. He fixed that, the meeting, and I convinced him. He
to avoid collisions, have designed their and there was a third accident, then a promised it wouldn’t be hands-free.”
fourth and a fifth.
Two months later, in late 2015, Musk
MOBILEYE’S GARAGE IN JERUSALEM, WITH A FLEET OF PROTOTYPES. MOBILEYE’S CURRENT PROTOTYPE USES ONLY CAMERAS. unveiled Tesla Autopilot. He told cus-
tomers to keep their hands on the
it can reliably identify similar items algorithms to be extra careful, which This was especially disturbing be- wheel. But nobody seemed to listen.
it hasn’t seen before, even if they’re means AI drivers tend to take a lot cause simulations are inherently more Within months, YouTube was full of
coming at you fast on a freeway. longer than humans, and trips may in- predictable than real-world driving. videos of Tesla drivers falling asleep,
clude lots of sudden stops. What would happen if this algorithm playing Jenga, or riding in the back seat.
Drivers, Hayon says, unconsciously were let loose on a real highway?
“compose a story” that includes not “Ten thousand (of these vehicles) will Then in May 2016, a Tesla driver
just data (car, right lane, 45 mph) but a likely obstruct traffic,” Shashua said. In all likelihood, it will be the weird, switched on Autopilot while on a
sense of past and future. You can guess “Society won’t want these vehicles, not one-in-a-million corner cases that highway in Florida. A truck coming
the car is in the right lane and slowing because they’re not safe, but because cause accidents in a world with lots of from the opposite direction turned in
down because it’s going to make a right they are not useful.” autonomous cars. A driver on LSD, for front of him and its white body, blend-
turn, meaning it’s likely to slow down a example, or a kangaroo on the road, or ing with the sunlight, confused the
lot more and may require you to hit the Human driving instructors and our a woman walking a bike where a com- Mobileye camera. It failed to stop the
brakes or try to swerve around it. The parents try to convey the importance puter doesn’t expect her. car. The driver, who apparently had
challenge is to feed in enough data to of decisiveness in negotiating the high- his eyes off the road, hit the truck at al-
make sure the computer can make the way, but there are situations in which According to a report by the tech news most 75 mph, and died instantly.
same guess. no amount of coaching can help. site The Information, Uber’s software
correctly identified Herzberg as a pe- Tesla has since tweaked its Autopilot
On a warm spring day in Jerusalem, Consider, for instance, the double destrian, but failed to stop the car. The system so drivers who ignore warnings
a Mobileye prototype car called Clara merge, which happens when two high- article said executives believed they’d to keep their hands on the wheel can no
flicked on her left turn signal and ways converge. Since cars are merging improperly “tuned” their algorithms, a longer use the feature for the remainder
prepared to merge onto Jerusalem’s from opposite sides, there’s no clear fancy way of saying the software didn’t of the drive. As Shashua saw it, Tesla’s
main north-south freeway, Begin right of way or prescribed set of rules to work and no one is sure why. public statements blamed the Mobileye
dictate what you should do other than camera. That angered him because the
system had never been designed to de-
tect crossing traffic. Soon after, he says,
he canceled the partnership.
The incident helped prompt Mo-
bileye to create a fundamental set
of do’s and don’ts that supersedes its
software’s moment-to-moment de-
cisions, an effort to make sure cars
don’t do anything reckless even if they
haven’t encountered a situation be-
fore. The company’s Responsibility-
Sensitive Safety, which it first proposed
in a research paper last year, tries to
formalize the basic rules of the road
that human drivers internalize with
experience, such as what constitutes a
safe following distance.
Mobileye calls this a mathematical
model to guarantee safety, but, as Sha-
lev-Shwartz says, no system is guar-
anteed to be crash-free. Really, the
Responsibility-Sensitive Safety system
is meant to allow society to adjudicate
blame when a crash happens. Did the
car’s sensors screw up, or was the fault
the driver’s? The answer is critical for
the driverless industry’s survival.
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PRACTICAL STEPS TO ACTUALLY the “Percent of Daily Values” (%DVs) found note area. Adjust accordingly if your recom-
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Everyone knows about food labels. But how 2. Check the calories and calories from fat Make sure you get enough dietary fiber,
many people really use them? next. Calories provide a measure of how much vitamins A and C (A and C will not be included
energy you get from a serving of food: on food labels in the future), calcium and iron.
In May 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Admin- Again, look at the footnote to see the ideal A,
istration (FDA) officially revised nutrition label 40 calories is low C, calcium and iron levels a person on a 2,000
requirements. But even today, before the new 100 calories is moderate calorie diet should strive for. Adjust according
food labels are instituted, we can use the cur- 400 or more calories is high to your recommended daily calorie intake.
rent nutrition labels in a logical way to help
compare one product to another to assess The label on a macaroni and cheese box says 4. Finally, study the footnote on the bottom
which is healthier. They also help us limit nu- one serving (one cup) is 250 calories and 110 of the nutrition facts label. Percent Daily Val-
trients we want to cut back on and increase of those calories come from fat. (To find out ues (%DVs) are based on a 2,000 diet. Your
nutrients we need to consume in greater the recommended daily calories from fat for %DVs may be higher or lower depending on
amounts. a person who consumes 2,000 calories a day, your personal calorie needs.
look at the footnote; then adjust how many
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“Dumb son of a bitch” and “damn Chief Justice Earl Warren. President Dwight Eisenhower. 1950s, especially
fool.” These insults did not come from within the Republican Party. It also
President Trump about any of his many before he put on the robes as chief in the justices’ other efforts at enforcing makes Simon’s task more challenging.
political adversaries. Rather, they are the nation’s most powerful courtroom. desegregation. Warren was deeply frus- His efforts to probe Eisenhower and
the words of President Dwight Eisen- Simon explores how each embraced his trated with Eisenhower’s unwillingness Warren’s relationship reveal that their
hower privately excoriating Chief Jus- new position and revealed his natural to speak out more vigorously in sup- differences were often more of ap-
tice Earl Warren, whom he himself acumen for politics and commitment port of Brown and its implementation. proach than ends and represented a
had appointed to the Supreme Court to moderation and consensus, even as debate over immediate vs. incremental
in 1953. Eisenhower’s antipathy chal- they came to demonstrate it in funda- Their relationship frayed further as change.
lenges the conventional image of the mentally different ways. the court took a firm stand in a series of Simon shows sympathy for the po-
relationship between these two highly cases protecting the civil liberties of in- litical pressures Eisenhower confronted
respected moderate Republicans. It Their differing approaches came into dividuals accused of subversion during as president and his skill at navigating
serves as a point of departure for James sharpest focus surrounding Brown v. the Red Scare. In narrating this tension, them. He acknowledges that Eisen-
F. Simon’s illuminating and engaging Board of Education in 1954. The argu- Simon pays close attention to the inter- hower wielded federal power on civil
account of their rivalry and a pivotal ments in the landmark case occurred nal dynamics of the court, especially rights issues when he could, noting his
period in the history of civil rights and just two months into Warren’s tenure Warren’s strained relationship with the role in desegregating the military, eas-
civil liberties. (before he had even been officially mercurial Felix Frankfurter, who was a ing tensions over school segregation
confirmed), after a sharply divided Su- strong advocate of judicial restraint. in Little Rock, and advocating for the
“Eisenhower vs. Warren” is the lat- preme Court previously failed to decide Civil Rights Acts of 1957 and 1960. Yet in
est of several books that Simon, a legal the case. Simon deftly explains the core While Simon hints that the friction charting the rivalry, Simon makes clear
historian and former dean of New York legal issues and debates, and reveals between Eisenhower and Warren dated that he favors Warren’s thinking and
Law School, has written documenting how Warren skillfully brought the court back to their fight for the Republican philosophy.
enmity between a chief justice and a to unanimity and wrote the ground- presidential nomination in 1952, he
chief executive. Unlike earlier quarrels, breaking opinion. shows that after Brown, their battles in- EISENHOWER VS. WARREN
such as Franklin D. Roosevelt’s famous tensified. What is perhaps most striking
showdown with Charles Evans Hughes Hoping to avoid alienating white is that, with the exception of a few veiled THE BATTLE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS
over the New Deal, the fight between Southerners, Eisenhower provided only comments in news conferences and AND LIBERTIES
Eisenhower and Warren has received the barest support for the decision, not- oblique statements in their memoirs,
less attention. Simon exposes a fun- ing that he was “sworn to uphold the Eisenhower and Warren kept their frus- BY JAMES F. SIMON | LIVERIGHT. 427 PP. $35
damental difference between the rela- constitutional process in the country. trations with each other private. The REVIEW BY LILY GEISMER,
tionship of Eisenhower and Warren and And I will obey.” He offered even less tacit agreement to keep their animosity THE WASHINGTON POST
that of their New Deal predecessors. In endorsement for arguments on the out of the public eye reveals just how
the earlier conflict, Roosevelt sought to implementation decree for Brown and different Washington politics was in the
push the boundaries of change while
Hughes fought for restraint. By con-
trast, Eisenhower resisted progress
while Warren pursued it.
Eisenhower and Warren were born
less than six months apart but had very
different paths into the Republican Par-
ty and Washington. Tracing their routes
to power, Simon underlines how nei-
ther had the traditional qualifications
or experience for the positions they at-
tained. Eisenhower, a retired general,
had worked in public service for most
of his life but had never held elected of-
fice before entering the White House.
Warren was a lawyer and had served
as California’s attorney general and
governor, but had never been a judge
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Bonz says lively Olive loves the spot-light
Hi Dog Buddies! her other Dalmatian, Keekoh, sistant was to get
This week I innerviewed another got sick, Mummy looked for hugs an kisses from
aMAZing pooch who leads a really fun,
excitin’ life. Olive Caza is a Dalmatian a puppy. A girl with Not Too Ooo-leeve.
and one of the most ek-ZUBER-ent dogs
I’ve ever met. Many Spots. I WASN’T her “I also visit the
She ran right up for the Wag-and-Sniff. first pick.” library at FIT when
“Oh, Mr. BONzo, you’re finally HERE. I’m
SO excited. I’ve been waiting an waiting! “WHAT?” I blurted. the stoo-dunts are
Not that you’re late or anything. I’m just
really EEEger is all.” “It’s true. Too many spots. studyin’ and restin’
She was super pretty, sleek an shiny, Mummy wanted my sis- during mid-terms an
with long legs an tail an, of course, lotsa
spots, even one spot smack in the middle ter, Tara Lapinski, and she have a lotta Stress,”
of her forehead shaped like a heart!
wudda got her, too, ’cept she continued. “We
“This is my Mummy! Her name’s An-
nie. My Daddy’s David. So come’on. We the breeder decided to sit on the floor an play,
can sit right HERE, OK? You’re gonna ask
me stuff, right?” keep her. But there were an I give ’em my fa-
“Exactly, Miss Olive,” I said. This was still other puppies with not mous hugs-an-kisses.
gonna be fun.
so many spots as me. I was It helps ’em de-stress,
“Cool Dog Biscuits! Oh an I should
mention, first off, my Mummy’s French, s’pose to be a Show Dog which is Very Impor-
so we say my name Ooo-leeve, not AH-
love.” cuz I’m Practically Per- tant.
“Ooo-leeve. Got it,” I said. “So tell me fect. Then they found this “Me an Mummy love
about your Forever Family, how you got
together.” Tear Duct Issue, which stand-up paddle board-
“K. Well, Mr. Bonzo, we almost didn’t. meant no show ring for ing. Swimmin’s way fun,
I’m from a breeder in Georgia. All us lit-
termates were named after Olympic me. So the breeder put Olive. too. But my Absolutely
champions: You know, humans who me On Sale. Well, FI- Most Favorite Thing we
are really, really good at sports. My litter NALLY, Mummy de- do together is RUN. We
name was Picabo Street.”
cided ‘What the Woof,’ do a ton of 5Ks. EVERY-
“Huh?” I said cleverly.
“She’s a human who won a gold med- she’d take me, spots an body knows me an her.
al for puttin’ long stick-thingys on her
shoes an zooming down a big hill with all. An now she’s glad She retired from mara-
snow on it. Anyway, I didn’t keep my
litter name, Thank Lassie. So, anyway, she did.” thons before I arrived,
Mummy’s a Serious Distance Runner,
and she runs real early, when it’s still “So what was it was but I’ve run some half-
dark. So she wants a Brave, Fast Dog to
run with her for Cump-nee an Safety. I’m like when you first got marathon practices with
ackshully her third Dalmatian. When
here.” her. My personal best is 16
“Keekoh was like a big sis to me. I fol- “Totes!” miles, which Mummy says
lowed her everywhere. When she went She stood up. is ‘not too shabby.’ I love
to Dog Heaven, I was droopy for a long “It goes: running along when Mummy rides her
time. When I’d only been here for, like, ‘Wreck the tree an blame the Doggie, bike. I’m onna special leash attached to
a week, we found this liddle kitten on Fa la lala la her pants which keeps me at a safe dis-
the bridge, abandoned. Mummy tried La la la la!’” tance. Sometimes my Serious Boyfriend
to find her a home but nobuddy wanted Cat humor. Who knew? We both Kai runs with us. We met when Mummy
her. So we kept her. Mummy named her laughed. “That WAS huh-LARRY-us!” I was pooch-sitting him at our place. He’s
Zohra. At first, I thought she was a puppy told her. “I know you do a lotta stuff with a handsome Ridgeback-Catahoula mix.
like me. She’s black an white, like me, an your Mom, right?” A real Hot Dog. I run with my Daddy, too.
we got along great right away. Now we “Oh, Woof, yes! Even though Mum- He’s a Crossfitter. We’re all ATH-leets.”
know she’s called a cat, an I’m called a my’s a pro-FESS-er at FIT, I’m pretty sure “Woof, Ooo-leeve, I’m impressed! An
dog, but we feel like sisters. We hang out I have more degrees than her: lemme inspired! I gotta get Out There more.”
an play an stuff. She’s around here some- see, there’s basic beginner, intermedi- Way too soon, it was time to go.
where. At Christmas, we wear festive red ate an advanced obedience certifica- “Oh, Mr. Bonzo, one more thing,” she
collars with bells, an Zohra sings this tions; AKC Canine Good Citizen; the K-9 said, smiling. “What does a Dalmatian
short, liddle Christmas song, to the same Offleash course; three levels of Agility; say after dinner?”
tune as the human one, ‘Deck the Halls.’ an I’m an official Therapy Dog AND Ser- “Umm, what?”
It’s huh-LARRY-us. Wanna hear it?” vice Animal. “Thanks! That really hit the spot!”
“Me an Mummy have done some We were both laughing as I left.
modelin,’ cover shots an stuff. We also “As Mummy would say, Merci et a bi-
work at Holmes Regional hospiddle once entôt!” she called.
a month, seein’ patients an dokters and Heading home I was thinking, If I had
nurses in pediatric oncology and or- a liddle sister, I’d want her to be like Ooo-
thopedics and women’s, if they’d like a leeve.
frenly liddle visit. In class I learned how
-The Bonzto gently put my front paws up onna bed
or put my head against a human for hugs
I had been noticing how happy my As-
Don’t be shy!
We are always looking for pets with interesting stories. To set up
an interview, please email [email protected]
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INSIGHT GAMES BRIDGE
WHAT ROBIN HOOD DID IN HIS SPARE TIME WEST NORTH EAST
32 K 10 8 4 AQ76
By Phillip Alder - Bridge Columnist 43 K 10 9 5 AQ62
10 9 8 6 4 2 K75 3
Robin Hood was well known in England for stealing from the wealthy and giving to the Q63 K9 J742
poor. But in his spare time, he and his merry band played bridge. David Bird has put
together a third collection of their adventures, “Arrow Through the Heart” (Master Point SOUTH
Press). The book contains many illustrations by Marguerite Lihou and 113 instructive J95
deals. Bird specializes in this type of entertaining bridge fiction. J87
In this deal, Robin Hood (South) was battling against Friar Tuck (East) and Much, A 10 8 5
the son of a local miller (West). What happened in three no-trump after West led the
diamond 10? Dealer: South; Vulnerable: Both
Hood had only five top tricks: three diamonds and two clubs. He could expect to get a The Bidding:
third club trick, but it was sensible to attack the majors first.
SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
Declarer, after taking the first trick in his hand, ran the heart eight. What happened next? 1 Clubs Pass 1 Hearts Pass
1 NT Pass 3 NT All Pass LEAD:
This deal was played early one morning, with the players sitting cross-legged on a 10 Diamonds
coarsely woven blanket laid on the ground in Sherwood Forest. But Friar Tuck was wide
awake. Hoping his partner held the club queen, he won with his heart queen and shifted
to the club knave, as the jack was called in England until well into the 1970s.
South took the trick with dummy’s king and played another heart. East won with his ace
and led a second club. Declarer had little choice but to duck in his hand, so West took
the trick and returned a diamond. South won and, with a shrug, hoped he could guess
spades to get a ninth trick. However, East claimed two spade tricks to go with two
hearts and one club already taken. It was the only winning defense.
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SSOOLLUUTTIOIONNSSTOTOPRPERVEIOVUISOIUSSSUISES(MUAEY(M17A) OYN17P)AOGEN3P4AGE 60
1 Invent (6) 2 Debonair (6)
4 Tales (6) 2 Dizziness at height (7)
9 Aim (7) 3 Skedaddle (5)
10 Lodge or hut (5) 5 Praise (7)
11 Live (5) 6 Scales constellation (5)
12 Currant bun (7) 7 Nightfall (6)
13 Goods, delivery (11) 8 Social gathering (3,8)
18 On edge (7) 14 Propose (7)
20 Armistice (5) 15 Impartial (7)
21 Oily stone fruit (5) 16 Hearsay (6)
22 Facial feature (7) 17 Northern lapwing (6)
23 Pivot (6) 19 Spiral (5)
24 Small village (6) 20 Eighth Greek letter (5)
How to do Sudoku:
Fill in the grid so the
numbers one through
nine appear just once
in every column, row
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ACROSS 79 A molding 16 Disney’s middle “epic”
1 Hill-climbing 80 Actor’s ancestor? name 95 War, in France
83 Quick cut 96 Significant
gear? 84 Golfer’s 17 Old Greek belts 97 A way to go it
4 Log of chocolate 18 Curl of hair 98 Merl relative
7 Eurasian area of ancestor? 20 Tooth topper 100 Sock end
87 Mr. Graf, the 25 Chorus morsel 101 Actress Woodard
conifer forests 27 Roving 102 Weaver Marner
12 Word in L.A.’s signature hound? 32 “Okey-doke!” 103 Wedge birds
88 Kendall or Kyser 33 Bacchanal’s cry 104 Playwright Joe
police slogan 89 Detroit’s Della 36 Horse course 106 Unscripted mot
19 Busy, like a 90 Greek peak 38 “___ bodkins!” 107 Film critic Jeffrey
91 Not ___ 39 Type of singing 109 Wet blanket?
gumshoe 40 Dream 111 For them, one
21 Wiser, perhaps (mediocre) 42 British fellow
22 Christmas 92 Pealed 43 Jackie and war is over
93 “Take yer paws 112 Jules, to Jim
chanteuse Jimmy 114 Italian’s 3
23 Tells off me, ya ___” 44 “___ ya wanna 115 Pronoun for
24 Film director’s 96 Filly at five
play rough, eh?” Sean Young
ancestor? 99 Lilting farewells 45 Year, in Lisbon
26 Actor’s ancestor? 103 Ascends 46 Cram The Washington Post
28 Pews 105 Gadot of Wonder 47 TV actor’s
29 Old music note, TRAIT NAMES By Merl Reagle
or a 108 Parker and 48 1960s do
drink backwards 49 Entree full of orts
30 Marianne and Parsons 51 Author Kosinski
Michael 110 Comedic actor’s 52 Armand
31 Absorbed look
34 Rummage-sale ancestor? Hammer’s oil co.
condition 113 Actress’s 53 Lofts for artists
35 Rose beetle 54 Nuclear
37 Actor Novello ancestor?
39 Worry beads? 116 Organ effect headache
41 Kids’ soccer 117 Another and 56 Regret
assn. 59 Olympic
45 “___ is my that’s it
witness” 118 Midnight Cowboy swimmer Evans
47 Rustic rearers 62 Civil War general
50 Rossellini’s Open character 65 Disdainful
___ 119 ___ in the Sun
51 Author’s 120 Elixir, perhaps comments
ancestor? 121 European steel 67 Gluck and Reville
55 Wednesday 69 Endeavor
smudge city 70 Crower
56 Novelist’s 122 Like ketchup 71 Sea of Cortes
ancestor? 123 Successful
57 A lot of lot content?
58 Deliberating pilferings, on 73 Sandinista leader
group a diamond: abbr.
60 “Alas!” DOWN Daniel
61 Fatso star 1 Ugarte in 75 “___ be in
63 Third place Casablanca
64 “Joe Hill” singer 2 Shaquille’s last England”
65 Arctic grass 3 Actor’s ancestor? 76 Wee worker in a
66 Early potato chip 4 Slip-guard in the
marketer tub colossal
68 Henri ending 5 ___ golf clubs company
70 Herb indigenous 6 Do a blacksmith 77 Old comics
to San job section
Francisco? 7 Mellow Mel 78 Predicament
72 “___-hoo!” 8 Bitter-juice plants 81 Born
74 Agitate 9 “___ delighted!” 82 As part of a
76 Jobs of a lifetime 10 Carnival crew wager
11 Court decree 85 Liza lyricist
12 Interest rate abbr. 86 Faxed
13 Cheer 87 Kingdom of Moo
14 Mine varieties dweller
15 “But I haven’t a 91 Dimwit
thing ___” 92 Title anew
26 Thursday, May 24, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
INSIGHT BACK PAGE
New grandparents didn’t plan for sons’ guilt trip
BY CAROLYN HAX that is selfish (and they really really ought to
Washington Post stop).
Hi, Carolyn: My husband and So there could be many different motives
behind their pressure tactics – indeed, each son
I, 68 and 61, were thrilled to be- could have a different one – just as you have your
reasons for staying put that have nothing to do
come grandparents two years with your emotional tie to your grandkids.
ago. We are enjoying our first A simple “Please stop – moving is not realistic,
so your asking us repeatedly is salt in a wound”
years of carefully planned retire- is where I suggest you start, because people with
boundaries will accept that.
ment in our home on the East
“Ought to” is the phrasing of an optimist,
Coast. though, so you may need to address everyone’s
motives to have your best chance of being heard.
The problem is our sons, who live in two of the
That includes, potentially, calling out a globe-
most expensive real estate markets on the West trotter son who talks about the grandparent
time his child is missing but then walks his walk
Coast, are constantly pressuring us to move closer somewhere else. Say it not with anger or pointed
fingers but with the facts at hand: “You say you
to them. They are breaking my heart to pieces by want X, then do Y and push us to do X for you.
Which we’re happy to as much as we can! But
telling me, “You know you are missing out on your there are limits, and if you want more of us, then
you’ll need to do your part, too.”
Fearing you’re in the wrong can stand in the
The thing is, I was painfully aware of this con- way of such matter-of-fact reckoning, so be
assured: It is not selfish to choose a home you
sequence the day they both drove away from their know and can afford over costly and stressful
unknowns. It’s not selfish to run your own life.
home! My husband and I visit them as often as we
Ultimately you might have to declare the topic
can (not easy on a fixed income), however, it just off-limits (and on-limits again, should you ever
need your sons’ help), but that still beats their
never seems to be enough. beating you down.
Although I am flattered they want us closer, they If they are generally fine with things but feel
guilty for not seeing you more, or if they think
have traveled all over the country/world, but not once they’re doing you a favor by reminding you often
how much you’re missed, then that’s disingenu-
to visit their “beloved grandparents.” Are we being ous or presumptuous, respectively (and they
really ought to stop).
selfish to not want to forgo our retirement, return to
If they are comfortable enough with the ar-
work and downsize/relocate to appease our children? rangement that they’re unwilling to make sacri-
fices of their own to see you more but hope they
– Gramma can enhance their lives of choice by pressuring
you to make sacrifices to see them more, then
Gramma: If they really wish you lived closer and
miss you terribly, then that’s a beautiful thing,
but the pressure is no way to show it (and they
ought to stop).
Speak up: Erectile dysfunction
is very treatable
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Speak up: Erectile dysfunction is very treatable
STORY BY TOM LLOYD STAFF WRITER Dr. Carrington Mason.
PHOTOS BY DENISE RITCHIE
Despite a TV advertising binge that
started around 2004 and still contin-
ues today for prescription pharmaceu-
ticals such as Viagra, Levitra and Cia-
lis, most men in this country still don’t
like talking about erectile dysfunction
– even to their doctors.
That’s a bit of problem, since more
than half of them suffer from it.
As the Huffington Post reports, “ac-
cording to the Cleveland Clinic, as
many as 52 percent of men experience
erectile dysfunction, with it affecting
40 percent of men age 40 and 70 per-
cent of men age 70.”
Newly-arrived Indian River Medi-
cal Center urologist Dr. Carrington
Mason sheds some interesting light
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“The majority of times that a man
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placed inside the penis to allow men that way anymore.
because there’s a woman with erectile dysfunction to get an
erection. Penile implants are typically So there are options and there are
encouraging him to do it. recommended after other treatments solutions. All a man really needs to do
for ED fail. The two main types of pe- is get the courage to find a doctor like
– Dr. Carrington Mason nile implants, semirigid and inflat- Mason and have that frank discussion
able, work differently and each has – even if his wife has to drive him to
“Certainly, in an area like Vero Beach, various pros and cons.” the office.
you’re going to have, just by virtue of
age, a higher instance of erectile dys- Mason says today’s improved im- Dr. Carrington Mason is with the In-
function – [but] you’re also going to plant procedures “take 35 to 40 min- dian River Medical Center. His office
have comorbidities that go on,” and utes to do, whereas it used to take is at 3450 11th Court, Suite 303. The
need to be diagnosed. about an hour-and-half to two hours phone number is 772-794-9771.
“If you’re taking nitroglycerin tab-
lets or something like that, certainly
you don’t want to take … [Viagra or
similar medications] because the hy-
potensive effect can certainly be trou-
And, he says, don’t waste your time
looking for so-called “herbal” alter-
natives. “There is nothing that I have
found herbally that will consistently
give you an erectile response. There
are some things that can cause some
sort of agitation of the nervous sys-
tem that is rumored to, but there’s no
proven herbal material that will treat
Getting back to science, the actual
mechanics of an erection are relatively
The Urology Care Foundation de-
scribes the process this way: “When
you are not sexually aroused, your
penis is soft and limp. During sexual
arousal, nerve messages release chem-
icals that increase blood flow into the
penis. The blood flows into two erec-
tion chambers made of spongy tissue
(the corpus cavernosum) in the penis.
The ‘smooth muscle’ in the erection
chambers relaxes, which lets blood
enter and stay in the chambers. The
pressure of the blood in the chambers
makes the penis firm, giving you an
erection. After you have an orgasm,
the blood flows out of the chambers
and the erection goes away.”
But what if – for whatever reason –
the pills don’t work?
“The main message I usually try to
deliver when I talk about erectile dys-
function is to let people know there’s
more to treatment than just the pills,”
Mason says. “And when the pills don’t
work, there are other things that do
work – and something works for ev-
erybody. There is a solution, as long
as people want to see the solution. We
can get this taken care of.”
30 Thursday, May 24, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
The Healthy Senior
Are those growths benign or
dangerous? Here’s the skinny
COLUMN BY FRED CICETTI COLUMNIST brown with rounded edges and are
larger than freckles. They are not dan-
Q. My skin has all kinds of small thin- gerous.
gies on it like my father used to have. My
doctor checks them out and says they are KERATOSES: Seborrheic kerato-
all harmless. But, what exactly are they? ses are brown or black raised spots,
or wart-like growths that appear to
As we age, most of us start sprouting be stuck to the skin. They are harm-
an array of unwanted growths. Let’s go less. Actinic keratoses are thick, warty,
over the common ones: rough, reddish growths. They may be a
precursor to skin cancer.
LIVER SPOTS: The official name for
liver or age spots is “lentigines” from CHERRY ANGIOMAS: These are
the Latin for “lentil.” These are flat,
small, bright-red raised bumps created as small, shiny bumps or pinpoint, red
by dilated blood vessels. They occur in bleeding areas on the head, face, nose,
more than 85 percent of seniors, usu- neck or chest.
ally on the trunk. These are also not
dangerous. MELANOMAS: The melanoma is the
deadliest form of skin cancer. Melano-
TELANGIECTASIA: These are dilat- mas can spread to other organs and
ed facial blood vessels. can be fatal. They usually appear as
dark brown or black mole-like growths
SKIN TAGS: These are bits of skin with irregular borders and variable
that project outward. They may be colors. They usually arise in a pre-ex-
smooth or irregular, flesh colored or isting mole or other pigmented lesion.
more deeply pigmented. They can
either be raised above the surround- Skin cancer is the most common
ing skin or have a stalk so that the tag type of cancer in the United States.
hangs from the skin. They are benign. About half of all Americans who live to
65 will have skin cancer.
Now we get into the cancers of the
skin: Although anyone can get skin can-
cer, the risk is greatest for people who
SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMAS: have fair skin.
These are in the outer layers of the skin.
They are closely associated with aging. Ultraviolet radiation from the sun is
These are capable of spreading to other the main cause of skin cancer. All skin
organs. They are small, firm, reddened cancers can be cured if they are treated
nodules or flat growths. They may also before they spread. The most common
be cone-shaped. Their surfaces may be warning sign of skin cancer is a change
scaly or crusted. on the skin, especially a new growth or
a sore that doesn’t heal.
BASAL CELL CARCINOMAS: These
are the most common of the skin can- Check your skin often. Look for
cers. They develop in the basal layer changes in the size, shape, color or
below the surface of the skin. Basal cell feel of birthmarks, moles and spots.
carcinomas seldom spread to other And don’t be reluctant to go to a doc-
parts of the body. They usually appear tor whenever you see anything on your
skin that you suspect might be a prob-
Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, May 24, 2018 31
FINE & CASUAL DINING
Long Doggers: Versatile eatery hits the spot on all occasions
REVIEW BY LISA ZAHNER STAFF WRITER Buffalo Chicken Salad.
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There are “adult” restaurants where
the décor is swanky and the atmo- Key Lime Salad High Life Dog.
sphere is formal, and there are “fam- with Grilled Mahi.
ily” restaurants that kids love, but that PHOTOS BY GORDON RADFORD
can be torture for parents. Somehow
Long Doggers has created a laid-back, gers’ salads are al- percent beef char-grilled dogs, extra RESTAURANT HOURS
surf-themed eating and drinking es- ways excellent, my favorite being the long, served in a toasted bun. Of the Mon.- Sat. 10:30am- 11pm
tablishment that is equally as great Key Lime salad with grilled mahi in- dozen varieties, my personal favorite
for happy hour with co-workers, date stead of chicken ($13.99). The Key Lime is the High Life Dog ($4.99). This is a Sunday 10:30am- 10pm
night or dinner with the Little League is a crisp green salad with homemade seriously messy dog, but more than BEVERAGES
team after a game. corn and black bean salsa, fresh pico worth it. It’s smothered in chili, bacon, Beer & Wine
de gallo, shredded cheddar, crispy tor- shredded cheddar, onions and comes LOCATIONS
We frequent two of Long Doggers’ tilla strips, and drizzled with avocado with a side of jalapeños.
six locations – Indialantic and Satellite key lime dressing. Another favorite 890 N Miramar Ave,
Beach – and we sometimes take ad- of ours is the Fish and Chips basket We’ve honestly never been hungry Indialantic, FL
vantage of their handy drive-through ($8.79 for the small basket), which is enough to try any of Long Doggers’ (321) 725-1115
window to place orders ahead and pick not your typical batter-fried generic desserts, but the offering includes Key
them up on the way home. fish, but lightly fried North Atlantic Lime Pie, Salted Caramel Cheesecake 1201 S Patrick Dr,
Haddock hand-dipped in crispy corn or Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie. Satellite Beach, FL
The Satellite Beach location is with- meal breading.
in walking distance from our place We encourage you to send feedback to 321-773-5558
and when my son was younger we Last but not least, we can’t forget the [email protected]
used to stroll down on balmy evenings dogs that have made Long Doggers’
whenever we saw the bounce house locally famous. If you’re one of those The reviewer is a Brevard resident who
pop up in the parking lot. Inevitably people who is very picky about hot dines anonymously at restaurants at the
we would bump into people we knew, dogs, you’ll be pleased with these 100 expense of this newspaper.
and make an evening of it. The parents
get to sip on one of Long Doggers’ cold
draft beers and relax, the kids get food
they will eat, and then they blow off
some steam in the bounce house with
friends and neighbors. Pretty perfect.
Two weeks ago, we hosted my son’s
11th birthday party at the LockedIn-
side escape room on A1A in Indialan-
tic and we wanted to feed the kiddos
first, so Long Doggers was a no-brain-
er choice for the families to gather be-
fore my son and his friends got “locked
in” for their escape room experience.
We accidentally timed our pre-party
during happy hour, so my Hatteras
Red Lager was two-for-one at $2.50 for
two frosted mugs of Long Doggers’ sig-
Our server Lucia took great care of
us as we ordered some appetizers for
the table. Everything was really good,
the Hoop (onion ring) Basket ($6.79),
chicken wings ($14.99 for 14) and
Loaded Kettle Chips ($4) all came out
quickly and were hot and tasty. The
kids were feeling pretty unimagina-
tive and ordered four kids’ chicken
fingers dinners, which are a great
value for $5.49 for your choice of nine
different kids’ entrees, fries or another
side, a fruit garnish and a drink, plus
an ice cream sandwich or other ice
cream novelty from the freezer case.
They gobbled down their dinners in-
between playing a game of skill on the
side of the patio dining area.
We also ordered a Surf Burger
($8.29), a side of fries ($1.99) and a
Spinach Salad with Shrimp ($12.00),
which were solid choices. Long Dog-
32 Thursday, May 24, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
You’re not doing anything wrong when it comes to wine
STORY BY DAVE MCINTYRE pointment once the bottle is opened.”
The Washington Post (Makes me want beer instead.)
Are you tired of being wine shamed? Who needs that sort of criticism? We
There are plenty of people who will tell are judged on so many things in life.
you what you’re doing wrong with wine. Wine should not be one of them.
News articles, supposedly intending to
make you feel more comfortable in so- Here are a couple suggestions as to
cial settings involving Bacchus’ largesse, how you can enjoy wine confidently,
instead scream, “YOU’RE DOING IT ALL without looking over your shoulder to
WRONG!” see if someone has arched a disapprov-
A quick Google search comes up with
clickbait headlines such as “8 Wine Mis- Serve wine at the right temperature.
takes You Might Be Making.” Like the fa- We tend to drink white wines too cold
miliar “You’re holding the glass wrong” and red wines too warm. That’s because
refrain. “The Most Common Wine Mis- we pull whites right out of the fridge,
takes Everyone Makes” warns at the around 40 degrees Fahrenheit. That
start, “You’re probably making mistakes temperature may make the wine seem
with your wine that lead to big disap- refreshing at first, but isn’t that like cold
water? We want fruit and acidity, nuance,
etc. That comes with moderately cool glasses. After the recent state dinner
temperatures. If you keep wine in the hosted by President Trump for French
fridge, take it out about 30 minutes before President Emmanuel Macron, the Inter-
you want to drink it. If you doubt this, net went ballistic over a photo of the bro-
pay attention to the wine as it warms up. mancers toasting each other. Trump, a
You’ll notice more flavors. Full-bodied noted teetotaler, was holding his glass of
whites, such as some chardonnays or the whatever by the bowl, supposedly a sure
“orange” or “amber” wines fashionable sign of a wine rube. The sophisticated
today, are often at their best just barely Macron, in contrast, held his glass prop-
cooler than room temperature. (Second- erly by the stem. Of all the things history
ary advice: Don’t drink the wine too fast.) will evaluate Trump by, the way he holds
his glass should not be one of them. And
Reds should be served at “cellar” tem- never mind that other photos showed
perature, not room temp. A proper wine Macron clutching his glass by the bowl.
cellar is kept around 57 degrees (com-
pared with 40 degrees for refrigerators We hold our glass by the stem or foot
and 70 degrees or more for modern hous- for two reasons. It facilitates swirling,
es). So stick your bottle of red in a bucket which helps release the wine’s aromas. It
of ice and water for about 20 minutes. also avoids getting our oily fingerprints
on the bowl, which makes it harder to ap-
At restaurants, don’t be shy: Pull your preciate the wine’s color and clarity, and
bottle of white out of the bucket and which could (theoretically) warm the
leave it on the table if it’s too cold, and wine a fraction of a degree over the pre-
plunk your red in the ice bath instead. cise ideal temperature. Oh, brother.
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Please send calendar information Dec. 28-29 at the King Center in Melbourne.
at least two weeks prior to your www.melbournecitydance.com
event to 6-7 Melbourne Municipal Band “En-
[email protected] core!” Concert by 80-member
band, 6:30 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m. at
ONGOING the Melbourne Auditorium. Free, tickets not
required. Call 321-724-0555 or go to www.mel-
Satellite Beach Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 4 8-9 Holy Trinity Episcopal Warehouse
p.m. Thursdays at Pelican Beach Park Yard Sale and Raffle, 9 a.m. to 4
p.m. JUNE 8 - 9, 1709 Elizabeth St, Melbourne.
Beach Rotary Club meets at 7:30 a.m. Tues-
days at Oceanside Pizza, 300 Ocean Ave. #6, 9 March to Save Our Ocean, 11 a.m. at Cano-
Melbourne Beach. www.melbeachrotary.org va Beach Park in Indialantic, by the Sebas-
tian Inlet Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation.
MAY May 26 | First Peak Project Summer Campaign Kick-off Event and Surfer Fitness Festival
10 Second Sunday Coin Stamp and Col-
24 Brevard Public Schools and Career door. Dinner includes hot dogs with the top- Beachside Melbourne will donate 10 percent of lectible Show 9:30 to 3 p.m. at the
Source Brevard Graduating Student pings, and potato salad, homemade desserts, your food purchase to Boy Scout Troop 380. Azan Shrine Center, 1591 W. Eau Gallie Blvd.
Job Fair, 2 to 6 p.m., 2700 Judge Fran Jamieson and beverages.Tickets can be purchased at the Free Admission. Buy, sell, trade and free apprais-
Way, Viera. Bring your resume and dress for Rec Department, Teen Zone Offices or can be 30 US-TOO Prostate Cancer Support als. South Brevard Coin Club. (321)428-5850.
success to interview with potential employers. reserved by calling(321) 777-8336 and picked Group meets from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m.
Must register on eventbrite.com to attend up at the door. the last Wednesday of the month at the Mel- 15 Satellite Beach Police Athletic League
bourne Public Library, 540 E. Fee Avenue. Call Third Friday Family Fest, 5 to 9 p.m. in
25 Melbourne Central Catholic High 27 Sixth Annual Mike Oliveri Invitational Golf Vanita Gagliani at (321)432-5573 for details. the parking lot of the D.R. Schechter Recreation
School Class of 2018 graduation – 7 Classic at Aquarina Golf & Beach Club. Center, 1089 South Patrick Drive. Food trucks,
p.m. at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Per- JUNE local vendors and Kidz Korner.
forming Arts, 3865 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne 29 Barrier Island Center Book Club, dis-
cuss “Eat for the Planet: Saving the 2 Brevard Hawaiian Dancers Car Wash fun- 23 Shark in the Park 5k, 7:30 a.m. at Glea-
26 First Peak Project Summer Campaign World One Bite at a Time” by Gene Stone and draiser, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Taco Bell on son Park in Indian Harbour Beach.
Kick-off Event and Surfer Fitness Fes- Nil Zacharius. Club meets from 2 to 3 p.m. at A1A in Satellite Beach, to raise money for trav-
tival, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., with party to follow ‘til the center, 8385 S. Hwy A1A, Melbourne Beach. eling expenses to get to competitions. JULY
it ends, at Sebastian Inlet Surf & Sport. Beers,
Bites & Bands. Call 321-574-0600. 29 Texas Roadhouse Dine & Donate to 3 Melbourne City Ballet Theatre open au- 12 Free Summer Youth Band Concert un-
benefit Boy Scout Troop 380, Holy ditions for Sleeping Beauty, 1 to 5 p.m. der the direction of Swingtime Conduc-
26 Satellite Beach PAL Adult Mini BUNKO Name of Hesus Catholic Church. Drop your re- at Satellite High School. Sixty-five performers tor Art Martin and featuring the graduates of the
at the D.R. Schechter Recreation Cen- ceipt in the donation box between 3 and 10 p.m. needed for each show. Performances will be Melbourne Municipal Band Summer Program, 6
ter. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the dice roll at 7 and Texas Roadhouse at 425 E. Eau Gallie Blvd p.m. at the Melbourne Auditorium, 625 E. Hibiscus
p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the Blvd., Melbourne, FL 32901. Tickets not required.
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Beachside oasis available
in Mark’s Landing
109 Spinnaker St. in Melbourne Beach: 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath, 3,376-square-foot single-family home
surrounded by a nature preserve offered for $575,000 by Greg Zimmerman and Gibbs Baum: 321-432-2009
36 Thursday, May 24, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
Beachside oasis available in Mark’s Landing
Please call today! STORY BY GEORGE WHITE STAFF WRITER jetted tub and walk-in shower. There
[email protected] is a large linen closet and more stor-
Susan Williammee age under staircase.
A spacious four-bedroom home
321-795-4860Melbourne Beach Real Estate Specialist ideal for an active family that enjoys Also on the ground floor are a liv-
outdoor activities is available at 109 ing room, formal dining room, family
[email protected] Spinnaker St. in Melbourne Beach room, and eat-in island kitchen with
in a development known for large new granite countertops and break-
OCEANFRONT DUPLEX estate-sized lots meticulously land- fast nook.
scaped as garden-like buffers.
COMPLETELY UPDATED WITH STUNNING VIEWS The staircase near the front door
Mark’s Landing is a 29-home de- adds drama to the entryway and
OWN IT - RENT IT - LIVE THERE - RENT HALF - ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES... velopment surrounded by 85 acres of leads up to a landing that overlooks
nature preserve. Even the area along the foyer. The upstairs hallway leads
the public beach access is in its natu- to two bedrooms separated by a full
ral state and will remain so. bathroom. In addition, there is a third
second-floor bedroom and a large
The 3,376-square-foot, split-plan loft overlooking the tiled family room
home features a large ground-floor that could be made into yet another
master suite with vaulted ceilings, bedroom, which would be the home’s
his-and-hers walk-in closets and a fifth.
spacious master bathroom suite with
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Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, May 24, 2018 37
REAL ESTATE VITAL STATISTICS
109 SPINNAKER ST.,
Year built: 1995
concrete block, frame
Lot size: 0.69 acres
Home size: 3,376 square feet under
air; 3,824 square feet under roof
Bathrooms: 2 full bathrooms,
Additional features: Set in a nature
preserve just steps to the beach,
large ground-floor master suite with
oversized his-and- hers walk-in clos-
ets, ceiling fans, vaulted or cathedral
ceilings, granite countertops, break-
fast nook, eat-in island kitchen, a
grand upstairs deck overlooking the
preserve with screen porch under-
neath, private driveway, attached
two-car garage, window treatments,
Listing agency: Treasure Coast
Sotheby’s International Realty
Listing agents: Greg Zimmerman
and Gibbs Baum: 321-432-2009
Listing price: $575,000
38 Thursday, May 24, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
The grand upstairs deck overlook- The home is surrounded by a small from the street, are a small walkway South Beaches, said co-listing agent
ing the nature preserve is built over lawn encircled by a wall of well-main- to a water feature equipped with a Gibbs Baum.
a screened porch on the ground floor tained flowers and plants that pro- pump that could serve as a koi pond.
that could be enclosed and trans- vide privacy. At the front of the house, “These are the largest lots in Mel-
formed into a Florida room. and the only area the home is visible The convenient location in 6200 bourne Beach and then all the land
block of SR A1A – just 8.6 miles south around it is state property. For some-
Todd Ostrander Top 1% of Brevard of the Ocean Avenue in downtown body who wants to hike or take their
County Agents Melbourne Beach and 4.6 miles south bike on a nature trail, there’s prob-
of Driftwood Plaza – and its vast sur- ably six to seven miles of trails right
Over 150 Million rounding natural areas, are what sets here. It’s not just a single-track path,
the listing apart from others on the and the river views from the trails are
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Melbourne Beach - $925,000 Beach Woods Riverfront - $519,000
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Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, May 24, 2018 39
amazing. Especially for people who with gated entries, making many of
really like to hike, they could do it the homes, like 109 Spinnaker St., in-
from home,’’ he said. visible from the street.
A wide, unspoiled beach on the At- The home, which is empty, is be-
lantic Ocean is only a few hundred ing marketed using virtual staging
feet away. It is a five-minute stroll of some of the rooms to give poten-
from the home’s front door to the surf. tial buyers an idea of what the house
looks like furnished.
The quiet neighborhood streets
are lined with mature landscaping The home is listed by Gibbs Baum
and feature winding driveways, some and Greg Zimmerman for $575,000.
40 Thursday, May 24, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
Real Estate Sales on South Brevard island: May 11 to May 17
The real estate market in island ZIP codes 32951, 32903 and 32937 had another banner Spring week.
Satellite Beach led the way with 13 sales, followed by Melbourne Beach and Indian Harbour Beach each
with 8, and Indialantic with 7.
Our featured sale of the week was of a home in the Sabel Palms subdivision in Satellite Beach. The
residence at 608 Grant Court was placed on the market March 30 with an asking price of $794,900. The sale
closed May 15 for $795,000.
The seller in the transaction was represented by Kevin Hill of RE/MAX Alternative Realty. The purchaser in
the transaction was represented by Binki Kaiser of National Realty of Brevard.
SALES FOR 32951
SUBDIVISION ADDRESS LISTED ORIGINAL MOST RECENT SOLD SELLING
ASKING PRICE ASKING PRICE PRICE
SUNSET SHORES SUBD 300 RIVERSIDE DR 6/9/2017 $1,675,000 $1,250,000 5/11/2018 415,000
NONE 405 RIVERSIDE DR 2/19/2018 $585,000 $585,000 5/14/2018
NONE 157 E TRAMORE PL 3/27/2018 $429,000 $429,000 5/15/2018 525,000
SALES FOR 32903 390,000
SANCTUARY THE 668 PEREGRINE DR 3/9/2018 $525,000 $525,000 5/15/2018 1,580,149.60
INDIALANTIC BY SEA 445 GENESEE AVE 3/26/2018 $499,000 $499,000 5/11/2018 490,000
EDEN ESTATES 108 E CORAL WAY E 11/27/2017 $415,000 $399,900 5/14/2018 383,000
SALES FOR 32937
LEASING ISLAND PH1 117 LANSING ISLAND DR 8/12/2017 $2,100,000 $1,650,000 5/14/2018
MONTECITO PHASE 1A 676 PALOS VERDE DR 4/3/2018 $499,000 $499,000 5/11/2018
WATERWAY ESTATES 3RD 416 CARDINAL DR 2/20/2018 $489,000 $408,900 5/11/2018
Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, May 24, 2018 41
Here are some of the top recent barrier island sales.
Subdivision: None, Address: 405 Riverside Dr Subdivision: St Andrews Village C, Address: 151 Caledonia Dr 206
Listing Date: 2/19/2018 Listing Date: 3/14/2018
Original Price: $585,000 Original Price: $311,000
Recent Price: $585,000 Recent Price: $311,000
Sold: 5/14/2018 Sold: 5/15/2018
Selling Price: 555,000 Selling Price: 305,000
Listing Agent: Michelle Mckinney Listing Agent: Elizabeth Morris
Selling Agent: RE/MAX Interactive Selling Agent: Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Intl
Anthony Romero Elizabeth Morris
Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Intl
Subdivision: S Patrick Shores 2S, Address: 110 Egret Dr Subdivision: Eau Gallie Shores, Address: 370 Roosevelt Ave
Listing Date: 2/14/2018 Listing Date: 3/14/2018
Original Price: $289,999.99 Original Price: $348,000
Recent Price: $265,900 Recent Price: $335,000
Sold: 5/15/2018 Sold: 5/11/2018
Selling Price: 265,900 Selling Price: 335,000
Listing Agent: Albert Ramos Listing Agent: Jack Taylor
Selling Agent: Coldwell Banker Paradise Selling Agent: RE/MAX Alternative Realty
Tracy Bacon Jennifer Weatherholt
Coldwell Banker Paradise Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Intl
42 Thursday, May 24, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
Here are some of the top recent barrier island sales.
Subdivision: Sunset Shores Subd, Address: 300 Riverside Dr Subdivision: None, Address: 157 E Tramore Pl
Listing Date: 6/9/2017 Listing Date: 3/27/2018
Original Price: $1,675,000 Original Price: $429,000
Recent Price: $1,250,000 Recent Price: $429,000
Sold: 5/11/2018 Sold: 5/15/2018
Selling Price: 1,105,000 Selling Price: 415,000
Listing Agent: Maureen Copeland Listing Agent: Laura Downey
Selling Agent: RE/MAX Interactive Selling Agent: Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Intl
Pamela Ann Wise Laura Downey
Dreyer & Associates R.E. Grp. Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Intl
Subdivision: Sanctuary The, Address: 668 Peregrine Dr Subdivision: Leasing Island PH1, Address: 117 Lansing Island Dr
Listing Date: 3/9/2018 Listing Date: 8/12/2017
Original Price: $525,000 Original Price: $2,100,000
Recent Price: $525,000 Recent Price: $1,650,000
Sold: 5/15/2018 Sold: 5/14/2018
Selling Price: 525,000 Selling Price: 1,580,149.60
Listing Agent: DeWayne Carpenter Listing Agent: DeWayne Carpenter
& Kirk Kessel & Kirk Kessel
Selling Agent: Selling Agent:
Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc
David Settgast Julia Dreyer
Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Intl Dreyer & Associates R.E. Grp.
Eva McMillan 101 S Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach • LISTED $2,500,000
• Luxury Beachside & Waterfront Specialist Example of true luxury and sophistication!!! New construction 2017 custom
• Multi-Million Dollar Producer built direct oceanfront 5 bed 5 bath pool/spa masterpiece.
• Multilingual International Top Producer
• Fluent in 6 languages
115 Sea Dunes Dr, Melbourne Beach 216 The Road To Waterford Bay, Melbourne Beach
SOLD at $370,000 UNDER CONTRACT at $1,050,000
This immaculate 3 bed 2 bath concrete block home built in 2001 Unique opportunity to own a spectacular Riverfront home
offers deeded beach access, river access and an oversized pool. located on half an acre in a gated subdivision, 5,312 sq. feet,
5 bed 6 bath, pool.