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of place scolding limit public’s
worried parents? Thunderbird Capt. William Graeff. U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds soar at air show. PHOTOS: GORDON RADFORD, LEFT; BENJAMIN THACKER, ABOVE beach access
STORY BY LISA ZAHNER COMMUNITY EDITOR Local boy makes good ... on dream to fly STORY BY GEORGE WHITE STAFF WRITER
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STORY BY CYNTHIA VAN GAASBECK CORRESPONDENT
One of the first rules of pub- The future of beach-going in
lic relations – right behind be- Back in the early 1990s, a little Chinese food shop along Indi- Florida is at stake as legislators
ing truthful and transparent – alantic’s Fifth Avenue did a lot of delivery business. Beachsiders have approved a bill which po-
should be to do no harm. were fond of Egg Foo Looey’s and many still recall its silly name tentially removes the public’s
with a smile. customary right to access and
When a school district and use the “wet sand” portion of
police are investigating two One employee in particular, Colleen Graeff, was memorable the beach on the ocean side of
or three reports of threats to for the little boy who would accompany her on deliveries. He the mean high-water line.
school safety per day, and when was described as a good boy and a sweetheart.
It is believed that this ef-
COMMENTARY That was decades ago and that little boy grew into a tall young fort would make it easier for
beachfront property owners to
nerves are so raw that 300 par- CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 put up fences, post “No Tres-
ents showed up for a meeting passing” signs and sue to keep
in the Ocean Breeze Elemen-
tary School cafeteria to discuss CONTINUED ON PAGE 4
a disturbing incident, it’s prob-
ably a good time not to go rogue BREVARD
on social media if you’re the VOTES TO
chief spokesman for Brevard GET OUT OF
Public Schools. GOLF BUSINESS
But last Wednesday, Matt STORY BY HENRY A. STEPHENS CORRESPONDENT
Reed, the school district’s As- [email protected]
sistant Superintendent of Gov-
ernment and Community Rela- Brevard County government
tions and a long-time Satellite will have shed its unprofitable
Beach resident, posted a rant golf course operations com-
on what he called his “private pletely, possibly by late sum-
page” on Facebook, “Matt Reed mer, if officials can work out
– Brevard news.” an agreement with Golf Bre-
vard, a prospective nonprofit
Don’t go looking for the page management organization.
because it was pulled down
after angry parents, the Mel- “I know we want to get out
bourne Beachsider and the of the golf business, but I want
Brevard Times lit up the school to get out of the golf business
board’s electronic switchboard. a lot quicker than this Letter
of Intent (with Golf Brevard)
The post, labeled with a Sat-
ellite Beach location, read: CONTINUED ON PAGE 6
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THUNDERBIRD PILOT adoration of thousands. The show also posing Solo Pilot – arrived with dozens ism and decided her son’s best chance
featured the B-2 stealth bomber, which of other members of the 130-person at a good life was to live with her sister,
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 appeared to float in from the east to squadron last Thursday to prep for the Kathy Murphy, on the Gulf Coast.
perform three flyovers on Saturday only show. This is the first season for Graeff,
man who recently flew into town to see before once again disappearing into Del Bagno and Kimmel, which means “Growing up, I visited often because
his family. the blue. Spectators were treated both this was their first show ever as Thun- my mother and my grandparents live
days to static displays, vintage planes derbirds. here. My mom used to work at Egg Foo
Flew into town is downplaying it a bit, and a fire-breathing semi tractor called Looey’s. I remember going to work with
though. As the No. 2 pilot in the world- Shockwave Jet Truck. Graeff, known as Will, spoke of his her. We would drive up and down the
renowned U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, mother, memories and the bittersweet beach as she would deliver the Chinese
Capt.William Graeff was thrilled to bring The Thunderbirds team – Lt. Col. Kev- circumstances that propelled him to food,” Graeff said.
the precision flying team to his home- in Walsh, Commander/Leader and No. 1 where he is today. He was born in 1985
town for last weekend’s Fifth Annual pilot; Graeff, No. 2 Left Wing Pilot; Maj. at Holmes Regional Medical Center and As a Brevardian, did he enjoy ocean
Melbourne Air and Space Show at Or- Nathaniel Hofmann, No. 3 Right Wing spent his very early years tagging along sports or was he always looking upward?
lando Melbourne International Airport. Pilot; Maj. Stephen Del Bagno, No. 4 Slot with his mother, playing with his cous-
The team, known formally as the USAF Pilot; Maj. Whit Collins, No. 5 Lead Solo ins and visiting his grandparents. Col- “I tried surfing once. The surfboard
Air Demonstration Squadron, kicked off Pilot; and Capt. Matt Kimmel, No. 6 Op- leen, his mother, was fighting alcohol- hit me on the head and I gave it up at
its 38-show season in Melbourne to the that point. But I’ve always loved to fly.
... When I got to college was when the
‘MARCH FOR OUR
PHOTO: RYAN CLAPPER
An estimated 3,000 people participated in Melbourne’s own March For
Our Lives, an anti-gun protest inspired by the simultaneous national
march in Washington, D.C. Saturday organized by survivors of the Marjory
Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland. The event featured
speakers, sign-waving and petition-signing, plus voter registration by the
Brevard Democrats. Marchers lined up at noon at the boat ramps on the
east end of the Eau Gallie Causeway and marched over to the west end
of the causeway and back. Protesters want a ban on assault weapons,
increased school safety and attention to mental health issues, but they
spoke out in opposition to arming teachers to protect students.
Indialantic voters OK stormwater bond
STORY BY LISA ZAHNER STAFF WRITER on property owners’ tax bills.
[email protected] The election was accomplished by
Indialantic voters casting ballots by mail this March so the levy could be
mail approved a $3 million bond issue reported with this year’s taxes and be
by a 2-to-1 margin last week, so city of- billed in the fall. Had the City Council
ficials can now move forward with en- waited until the November general elec-
gineering studies and bids to replace tion, or even the August primary, the
miles of failing underground stormwa- new revenues could not be collected
ter pipe. until late 2019 and early 2020.
Of the 657 valid ballots returned to Corrugated metal pipes installed to
Supervisor of Elections Lori Scott’s of- control flooding way back in the John
fice, 451 people voted yes and 206 peo- F. Kennedy Administration have rust-
ple voted no. The percentage break- ed through, allowing sand and soil to
down was 68.65 in favor and 31.35 intrude. That sediment had actually
opposed. The bond will allow the city to been keeping most of the pipes from
invest in its stormwater infrastructure, collapsing – until Hurricane Irma sent
and to re-do streets torn up to replace massive amounts of rainwater through
the pipes, at a maximum cost of 1 mil the pipes.
Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, March 29, 2018 3
passion started to develop.” her role. Daughter-in-law Christine is Saturday in the Thunderbirds Family into a restaurant with a Thunderbird in
Graeff is a Gator as well as a Thunder- mother to Liam, 2½, and Declan, who and Friends tent along the flight line. his outfit!”
was born in December. They live in Las
bird. He graduated from the University Vegas, where the team is based. “We’ve got 21 people here. It’s a good Said Will Graeff: “We’ve always had a
of Florida in 2008, earning his commis- rooting team for No. 2, that’s for sure. great relationship. I know she made dif-
sion in the Air Force Reserve Officer “I got sober in 1990 and I could have I saw him a lot yesterday. I know how ficult decisions when she was younger
Training Corps. gotten him back but my sister could of- it feels to be with a superstar because but they were all for the best. The reason
fer him more, so I let him stay with her. I made him take me out to eat even I am here today is because of her and
Colleen Graeff is a mother-in-law and It just made sense,” Colleen Graeff said though I wasn’t hungry. I wanted to go those decisions that she made.”
grandmother now and she cherishes
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BEACH USE signature. If he takes no action by April ing maintaining customary public use COMMENTARY
5, the bill becomes law. and access to the wet sand area of a
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 beach on the ocean side of the mean CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
A homeowner’s property line can ex- high water line and the dry sand area
more of Florida’s coastline off limits to tend all the way to the mean high tide addressed in the state bill – even if on SCHOOL ‘THREAT?’ People of Brevard,
the public. line – the point the water reaches at private property. we need to regain sanity and stop losing
high tide. With beach erosion, that line our %#@& on Facebook every time a bad-
Satellite Beach City Attorney James becomes a moving target, but it’s typi- In contrast, the bill before the gover- but-otherwise-routine thing happens on
Beadle on March 21 explained to the cally identified as the “dry” sand area nor states that a common law claim of a school campus. As part of the team of
Satellite Beach City Council on March and the dunes. The “wet” sand area, or customary use must apply to a particu- police investigators and school commu-
21 the measure, if signed by the gov- the sea side of the line of seaweed that lar parcel and must be determined by a nicators who have worked double shifts
ernor, may not result in immediate in- washes ashore, has traditionally and by court, said assistant Satellite Beach As- since Feb. 14, I recommend trusting cops
stallation of fences but “flips the coin” statute belonged to the public. sistant City Manager Suzanne Sherman. and principals to do their jobs and stop
on the law in terms of preference of treating the following things like “the
property owners’ rights over customary In an attempt to head off the state “This change effectively precludes next Parkland.”
public use. possibly upending this arrangement, the use of local government ordinances
the Satellite Beach City Council has to establish broad rights to access pri- - Third-graders who say they want to
The bill was presented to Gov. Rick approved a related ordinance regard- vate property,’’ she said. “blow up” their school or who scream “I’ll
Scott that same day, March 21, for his kill you” during a playground fight.
- Graffiti in a middle-school bathroom
stall that says “Bombing tomorrow –
don’t go to school.”
- The weekly discovery of a pistol in a
high school student’s car or backpack.
(You’re right – bringing a gun to school is
not OK, which is why America made that
illegal in 1990 with the Gun-Free Schools
- Unstable students who act out and
have to be taken for mental-health eval-
uations by resource officers.
I promise, BPS WILL tell you by text,
email and robo-call when a school-
shooting threat has been made, police
are investigating, safety precautions have
been taken, and/or you need to do some-
thing to protect your child.
People followed the public page
“Matt Reed – Brevard news” because of
Reed’s position with BPS and because
he gained some notoriety as a former
editorial page editor at Florida Today.
Understandably, a number of parents
lost their you-know-what over this post
about what they’re not supposed to be
The School District has been working
to rebuild trust with parents and stu-
dents after a Jan. 10, 2017 near-shooting
that was averted was not disclosed to
parents until March 7, a full 13 months
later, and then by a robo-call. Also,
Ocean Breeze Elementary parents two
weeks ago found out about a student
with a “kill list” from a very informative
and transparent press release from In-
dian Harbour Beach Police Chief David
Butler – not from the vague, scripted
robo-call some parents received from
Principal Laurie Hering.
On top of that, last week in the
headlines were one Baker Act and six
suspensions at Stone Middle School
for students forming a school shooter
club and compiling a kill list; a student
found with a gun in his vehicle at Eau
Gallie High School; and two suspicious
items found and removed from Titus-
ville High School by the bomb squad.
The duct-taped cylinders resembled
crude pipe bombs, but turned out to be
discarded pieces from a robotics class
Reed works for Superintendent Des-
Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, March 29, 2018 5
mond Blackburn, who answers di- he adeptly distanced himself and the ters of student and school safety and statement to the Melbourne Beachsider
rectly to the five members of the Bre- School District from Reed’s statements, security extremely seriously,” Blackburn when asked to comment.
vard County School Board. When asked stating that Reed was not speaking for said, speaking as both a parent and an
Saturday what he intends to do about the District. administrator, adding that “children are “The Brevard County School Board is
Reed’s post, or whether or not he intends the most important concern in our lives.” committed to ensuring a safe and secure
to bring it up for discussion at the next Blackburn underscored the impor- learning environment for every student
School Board meeting, Blackburn said, tance of the “see something, say some- Though School Board Chairman John that is entrusted to our care. We will in-
“I haven’t made that decision yet.” But thing” effort going on in the schools to Craig doesn’t have a direct say in the Matt vestigate every option and discuss all op-
encourage reporting. “We take all mat- Reed matter, he did issue a thoughtful
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COMMENTARY have not spoken with Mr. Reed concern- servant leaders who are appreciative of erything that went wrong leading up to
ing the Facebook posts you refer to in the support and input from our citizens. and during the Feb. 14 Parkland tragedy
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 5 your email. He is a direct report to the Su- And while our titles are that of elected so school officials, police and lawmakers
perintendent who in turn reports to the officials, we are parents first. We will ex- can learn from the deadly shooting.
portunities for continued and compre- Board. I can say that the entire BPS team haust all avenues and explore every op-
hensive security at our facilities. is doing their very best to respond to every tion to keep our children safe. It seems that sort of post-mortem
communication regarding school safety might be a good idea for Brevard Public
Our staff remain the stewards of any and will continue to work with parents Thank you for the opportunity to re- Schools, to see who dropped the ball on
policy or procedure that the Board or Su- and the concerned community to iden- spond. recent events, and how to do a better job
perintendent enact. The Board is grateful tify threats. Each incident is unique and of communicating going forward.
for the passion and love Brevard Public requires its own specific communication All this controversy casts a shadow
School staff members bring to work ev- based on legal and statutory review. on Blackburn’s appointment last Tues- OUT OF GOLF BUSINESS
ery day. The events of the past few weeks day by Gov. Rick Scott to the Marjory
stressed our team emotionally and physi- As Chairman of the Brevard County Stoneman Douglas High School Public CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
cally. We are not only BPS employees but School Board, I offer our heartfelt thanks Safety Commission. Blackburn said on
parents as well. Balancing the near con- for all you do to inform our community Saturday that the commission, which is puts us in,” County Commissioner
stant input from news outlets and social and champion public education. We are expected to meet by June 1, is a multi- John Tobia told his colleagues last
media drains each member personally. I agency team tasked with examining ev- week. Tobia, of Palm Bay, represents the
commission’s District 3, which includes
the county’s South Beaches, home of
the Spessard Holland Golf Course, and
Grant-Valkaria, home of The Habitat
course. Both courses have been los-
ing money in recent years, as has the
county’s third course, The Savannahs,
on Merritt Island.
On March 20, the commission:
Voted 5-0 on Tobia’s motion to work
with Golf Brevard on an agreement to
lease Spessard Holland and The Habitat,
starting sometime before Oct. 1. Golf
Brevard offered to start Jan. 1, 2019, but
commissioners wanted to begin earlier.
Tobia said Golf Brevard should be
able to start “in a couple of weeks.” But
Tom Becker of Indialantic, chairman of
Golf Brevard’s steering committee, said
Golf Brevard needs to incorporate as a
nonprofit group and hire a manager.
That can’t be done in a month, he said.
The commission’s vote directed
County Manager Frank Abate and either
the retiring County Attorney Scott Knox
or interim County Attorney Eden Bent-
ley to work with Becker on how much
the county should loan Golf Brevard to
cover transition costs, deferred mainte-
nance and potential losses.
Voted 4-1 on Commissioner Jim
Barfield’s motion to approve a Letter of
Intent with Sonia Bosinger, an attorney
representing The Savannahs at Sykes
Creek Homeowners’ Association. Tobia
That deal calls for the course to revert
to the association’s ownership and the
commission to create a community-
development district. The district would
lease the course from the association for
25 years. The county would then pay the
district $350,000 to cover deferred main-
tenance, plus a second $350,000 a year
later. The county would also provide a
$1.2 million line of credit to cover opera-
tions and capital improvements, to be
repaid over 15 years at 2.75 percent.
“And we agree not to sell for (at least)
10 years or until the line of credit is re-
paid in full,” Bosinger said.
But Tobia said that would leave the
county paying the course’s expenses
again while courts deal with an injunc-
tion the association would file.
New Neighbors Club ladies
dress for charitable success
Priscilla Blyseth, Jean LaPointe, Marylou Russ.
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SEEN & SCENE
New Neighbors Club ladies dress for charitable success
STORY BY CYNTHIA VAN GAASBECK CORRESPONDENT Liz Oros with Mylina Johnson and Priscilla Blyseth. golf, we play bridge,” Russ said. PHOTOS: BENJAMIN THACKER
[email protected] The nationwide club began
and bold designs. The fashion show trating a few of the club’s tenets. Mil-
Last week, as spring blew in on the provided the thrills while what could life in 1929 as the Welcome lard used to live in Satellite Beach,
tumultuous leading edge of a cold be Brevard’s largest collection of raffle Wagon. The beachsiders’ chapter until she and her husband moved
front, a hotel ballroom glowed with baskets (49) brought in the money to was incorporated in 1981 with to a retirement community in Mel-
warmth as friends and neighbors help those who have so little. membership restricted to residents bourne.
gathered to help dull the sting of the barrier island from Pineda
of foodless weekends for needy “We have 169 people today. If each Causeway south to Sebastian Inlet. “We have these friendships that
children. person here bought $20 worth of raf- But because friendship transcends go on for years and years and I don’t
fle tickets, that would be great. We location, the club allows former want to lose them. It’s a wonderful
Members of the New Neighbors would love to have that kind of par- beachsiders to remain members if group,” she said.
Club of South Brevard Beaches took ticipation,” Russ said before lunch. they pay their $25 yearly dues.
on the challenge with good humor Reese and her husband are recent
and big hearts as they enjoyed a Later she would say that those big Russ, who lived in Indialantic for transplants from Pennsylvania,
luncheon and fashion show March hearts raised $3,500 from this event two years, is one of those who could settling in a condominium in Indian
20 at the Hilton Melbourne Beach alone, even more than she had hoped. not say goodbye. Harbour Beach.
When the nonprofit club isn’t on “My husband plays golf at The “I wanted to meet people – and
The club’s charity for 2018 is the a mission, it is active in its other Majors and we live at Bayside Lakes hanging out with the ladies is won-
Children’s Hunger Project, which passion: socializing. in Palm Bay but my heart is on the derful. We play games, we do ser-
provides food to children in low- beachside,” she said. vice stuff, we go out to dinner. It’s all
income households every weekend “What we want to do is have people great,” she said.
during the school year. More than 50 meet people who live in the area and Sitting next to each other at one
percent of Brevard County’s students enjoy their time. We have a dining- of the 18 large, round tables was 19- For information on joining the
are in the free and reduced-price out group that goes to different year member Eugenia Millard and New Neighbors Club of South Brevard
meal program, which means many restaurants. We have lots of activities. two-week member Sissy Reese, illus- Beaches, call 321-345-7376 or visit
have little food available when they We have a couples Bunco group, we www.nnofsbb.com.
aren’t in school. have a wine-tasting group. We play
“We have a charity that we select
every year to support and we do
fundraisers throughout the year,”
said MaryLou Russ, the club’s
“Last year we donated $6,000 to
the Sue Pridmore Center (a women’s
and children’s shelter) run by the
Salvation Army. We do very well with
our 210 members,” she said.
Club President Jean LaPointe led
the room in recitation of the Pledge
of Allegiance, a prayer invoking the
power of friendship, a little club
business and a few jokes. Lunch
was served, with the fashion show
“Timeless Treasures,” a parade
of fashions from Downtown Mel-
bourne’s Re-Creations Consignment
Boutique, featured nine daring club
members wearing colorful ensembles
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SEEN & SCENE
Irene Fox Albury, Toni Hanusey. Liz Oros.
Jo Ann Migliara, Francine Munkacsy, Pat Pedergnana.
Patrica McElhaney with Barbara Lockwood.
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ARTS & THEATRE
‘It’s Only a Play’ shines witty light on theater types
The cast of “It’s Only a Play”
during one of their scenes.
PHOTOS BY GORDON RADFORD
STORY BY PAM HARBAUGH Columnist The setting: a “lavish Manhattan critic who “wears glasses and has debut. MCT’s director Peg Girard had
townhouse” owned by producer Ju- food stains on his tie.” originally planned to produce Shake-
As Shakespeare said, “The play is lia Budder, who is throwing a post- speare’s “Comedy of Errors” but
the thing,” and perhaps one of the best opening party for Broadway royalty So, yes, this has that urbane Noel could not cast it the way she wanted.
ways to survey the landscape before to await the reviews of the fictional Coward sheen to it. Filled with wit So she turned to “It’s Only a Play.”
venturing into the play is to take a look new show “The Golden Egg.” and celebrity and the fun behind-
at the cast of characters and setting. the-scenes look of what the culturati Now if only theater folk didn’t
Among the rest of the characters are actually like when the paparazzi swear so #$%@ much.
With Terrence McNally’s updated are: the playwright who has “every- are nowhere to be found.
“It’s Only a Play,” recently opened thing riding” on the show’s success; “I was a bit concerned about some
and running through April 29 at Mel- a director expecting his knighthood; The play was first written under the of the language in the show, but I felt
bourne Civic Theatre, that glimpse the star who is forced to wear an elec- title “Broadway, Broadway,” but after the humor and look into the other side
tells much. Here it is: tronic bracelet on his ankle; and the a 1978 pre-Broadway tryout, it never of plays would be interesting and fun
made it to Broadway, Broadway. Mc- for the audience,” she said. “You get a
Nally renamed the show and revised glimpse of what it is like to be an actor
his script and it was produced in 1982 or playwright or director after open-
at an Off-Off Broadway venue, which, ing night waiting for the reviews.”
as the then-New York Times theater
critic Frank Rich wrote, “almost no Her husband, Terrence Girard,
one saw.” plays Jimmie Wicker, an actor who
left Broadway for Hollywood.
In 1986 it had an Off-Broadway
run by the Manhattan Theatre Club. He likens the play to a “Holy Grail”
Then, finally, the show which was for theater folk written by someone
originally called “Broadway, Broad- who really knows the scene.
way,” actually opened on Broadway
in 2014. Its luminescent cast included “McNally’s spent this life in that
Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, milieu, so he nails the various types
Megan Mullaly, Stockard Channing, and targets them for parody,” Ter-
Rupert Grint and F. Murray Abraham rence Girard said. “The characters
as the Broadway critic. are smart, sophisticated show-biz
types – acerbic, self-absorbed, bitchy
Now, the show comes to Brevard. – so they’re a hoot to play while also
Interesting, that debut is almost as ripe for being made fun of … It’s fun
roundabout as the show’s Broadway for us locals to taste that world vicari-
ously through the play.”
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ARTS & THEATRE
Nadine Antaillia (as Julia Budder), Terrence 2ND ANNUAL
Girard (as Jimmie Wicker) and Alan Selby
(as Peter Austin). MELBOURNE
Becky Behl-Hill (as Virginia Noyes), Mike Landau
(as Gus Head), Nadine Antaillia and Rob Kenna Festival of
(as Frank Finger).
An Outdoor Art Festival
McNally has also made a num- Girard said. “He may walk off with the on New Haven Avenue
ber of esoteric references to actors, show if the rest of us aren’t careful.”
writers and critics. In fact, when he Mar. 31st – Apr. 1st
updated his 1986 version to the 2014 Other cast members include: Sat./Sun.
version, he changed many of the Nadine Antaillia as Julia Budder, 10am – 5pm
names to keep up with the times. the Broadway producer with a heart
He has replaced Shirley MacLaine of gold. Alan Selby, who is the sce- Free Admission
with Rosie O’Donnell. Arlene Francis nic and lighting designer, does triple
(does anyone know her for anything duty here as the insecure playwright NO PETS ALLOWED
other than “To Tell the Truth”?) has Peter Austin.
been replaced with Kelly Ripa. And Anthony Mowad is Ira Drew, the East New Haven Avenue
poor Charles Nelson Reilly has been cutthroat Broadway critic. Becky in Downtown Melbourne
ousted for Harvey Fierstein. Behl-Hill is Virginia Noyes, a drug-
addicted actress who has returned ArtFestival.com
Again, with all that #$%@ language. to Broadway after making a name for
“It’s not an altogether flattering herself in Hollywood. A Howard Alan Event
look,” he said. “But there is a plenty Another newcomer to MCT’s stage (561) 746-6615
of funny stuff that isn’t dependent on is Mike Landau who plays Gus Head,
familiarity with the New York theater a wanna-be actor who is with the wait
scene.” staff at the grand after-show party.
The good-natured Terrence Girard’s
biggest concern is that fellow actor “It’s Only a Play” runs through April
Rob Kenna will steal the show, which 29 at Melbourne Civic Theatre, 817 E.
is typically Terrence Girard’s domain. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne. Tickets
This is Kenna’s first show with are $31 general and $29 for seniors,
MCT. A Vero Beach resident, McK- military and students. It performs 8
enna has performed in a few shows at p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2
the Henegar Center (“Sweeney Todd,” p.m. Sundays. If the show sells out,
“Sister Act” and “Annie,” in which he keep an eye open for added perfor-
played Daddy Warbucks). mances within the range of the run.
“He is really letting his freak flag fly
as the director, Frank Finger,” Terrence Call 321-723-6935 or visit MyMCT.
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Team Chavez consumed with
chronic care management
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Team Chavez consumed with chronic care management
STORY BY TOM LLOYD STAFF WRITER It’s not the chronic care or the There is, however, some good news.
[email protected]ail.com patients that’s the problem. The Modern Healthcare reports that “a
problem is how [CMS] created CMS experiment [started in 2015] that
According to the New York Times, a compensates doctors to improve care
mere 5 percent of this country’s pop- this system. for the sickest Medicare beneficiaries
ulation accounts for nearly half the – Dr. Edgard Chavez called ‘Chronic Care Management’ or
nation’s healthcare spending. CMM, is showing signs of both saving
money and improving quality.”
It’s not the patients’ fault, and it’s not
Dr. Edgard Chavez. their doctors’ fault, either. The problem suffer from multiple chronic conditions.
is the growing number of Americans What are these “chronic conditions?
with two or more chronic conditions. Take your pick – dementia, asthma, Dr. Katiusca Chavez.
According to iSalus Healthcare, a atrial fibrillation, cancer, depression, PHOTOS BY DENISE RITCHIE
cloud-based electronic health records COPD, hypertension, arthritis, cystic
service, “data from the United States fibrosis, diabetes and osteoporosis
Agency for Healthcare Research and are some of them.
Quality found that people who have mul-
tiple chronic conditions are prescribed The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid
Services (CMS) estimates that nation-
more than 14 times the amount of wide, 70 percent of Medicare beneficia-
medication versus those that did ries – roughly 35 million people – have
not have chronic conditions,” and, two or more chronic conditions.
it says, those patients require
eight times the number of doctor Here on the Treasure Coast, the
visits and are five times more husband and wife team of Dr. Edgard
likely to be admitted to hos- and Dr. Katiusca Chavez of the Se-
pitals than those who do not bastian Medical Group put that fig-
ure even higher.
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Good as that sounds, though, phy- patients. And that’s a very good thing. primary care physician’s office na- Those patients, just like today’s,
sicians say there are flaws in the pro- As the trade journal Medical Eco- tionwide.” In fact, it projects that “by include “veterans with disabili-
gram that need to be overcome. the year 2020, 157 million Americans ties, grandparents with Alzheim-
nomics points out, “the increasing will have multiple chronic health er’s, young women with lupus,
As Dr. Edgard Chavez explains of prevalence of chronic diseases will conditions.” kidney transplant recipients and fac-
his current practice, “we have pa- continue to be felt acutely in every tory workers with cancers that rage
tients with chronic diseases who through rounds of chemo. Three-
take at least 10 or more medications fourths are white, two-thirds are
… when they start to have problems, women and half are over 65,” accord-
for whatever reason, that’s when they ing to the New York Times.
come into our office and we handle
[their problems] here and we don’t One way or another, the Chavez team
have to send them to the hospital.” will be here to treat their share of those
That alone is a massive savings for
Medicare. Drs. Edgard and Katiusca Chavez’s
offices are at 705 Sebastian Blvd. The
However, as the American College phone number is 772-388-9066.
of Physicians points out, to officially
participate in the CCM program, phy-
sicians must not only offer “face-to-
face encounters” – the CMS definition
of an office visit – but also 24-hour ac-
cessibility by phone or online.
Indeed, having “electronic care
plans” already in place is a key com-
ponent for participation in CCM.
Dr. Katiusca Chavez says to meet
that requirement, “we’d need to add
staff” just to qualify, and with CCM’s
new coding and billing system that,
quite frankly, can be something of a
roll of the dice from a financial and
business point of view.
In fact, Dr. Edgard Chavez candidly
says the new system can be “a pain in
“It’s not the chronic care or the pa-
tients that’s the problem,” he explains.
“The problem is how [CMS] created
this system. We finish our jobs at 5
p.m. now, but we don’t go home until
8 to 8:30 p.m. Every single day.” Meet-
ing all the CCM requirements would
require even more hours in the office
for the Chavez team.
How many more? Edgard Chavez
rolls his eyes at the question, suggest-
ing it would be many more.
Adding two or three more fulltime
staff members while simultaneously
increasing their own office hours
makes full participation in CCM an
“iffy” proposition for many primary
care practices, especially when the
“reward” is only $50 a month in re-
imbursements for each patient with
multiple chronic conditions.
Still, it’s clear this bilingual pair
of internal medicine specialists will
do whatever they have to do to keep
building their relationships with –
and caring for – their chronically ill
18 Thursday, March 29, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
Rest assured: Poor sleep isn’t a normal part of aging
BY FRED CICETTI, 32963 COLUMNIST
Q. I have found that I don’t sleep as well
as I used to when I was younger. How com-
mon is this?
Many people believe that poor sleep is Here are some pointers to help you get Try not to nap too much during the floor. A lamp that’s easy to turn on and
a normal part of aging, but it is not. Sleep better sleep: day – you might be less sleepy at night. a phone by your bed may be helpful.
patterns change as we age, but disturbed The room should be dark, well venti-
sleep and waking up tired every day are Go to sleep and wake up at the same Try to exercise at regular times each lated, and as quiet as possible.
not part of normal aging. time, even on weekends. Sticking to a day. Exercising regularly improves the
regular bedtime and wake time sched- quality of your nighttime sleep and Develop a bedtime routine. Do the
Seniors need about the same amount ule helps keep you in sync with your helps you sleep more soundly. Try to same things each night to tell your
of sleep as younger adults – seven to nine body’s circadian clock, a 24-hour inter- finish your workout at least three hours body that it’s time to wind down. Some
hours a night. nal rhythm affected by sunlight. before bedtime. people watch the evening news, read a
book, or soak in a warm bath.
Unfortunately, many older adults Try to get some natural light in the af-
don’t get the sleep they need, because ternoon each day. Use your bedroom for sleeping, not
they often have more trouble falling daytime activities.
asleep. A study of adults over 65 found Be careful about what you eat. Don’t
that 13 percent of men and 36 percent drink beverages with caffeine late in After turning off the light, give your-
of women take more than 30 minutes the day. Caffeine is a stimulant and can self about 15 minutes to fall asleep. If
to fall asleep. keep you awake. Also, if you like a snack you are still awake and not drowsy,
before bed, a warm beverage and a few get out of bed. When you get sleepy, go
Also, older people often sleep less crackers may help. back to bed.
deeply and wake up more often through-
out the night, which may be why they Don’t drink alcohol or smoke ciga- Try not to worry about your sleep.
nap more often during the daytime. rettes to help you sleep. Some people find that playing mental
games is helpful. For example, tell your-
Nighttime sleep schedules may Even small amounts of alcohol can self it’s five minutes before you have to
change with age, too. Many older adults make it harder to stay asleep. Smoking get up and you’re just trying to get a few
tend to get sleepier earlier in the evening is dangerous for many reasons, includ- extra winks.
and awaken earlier in the morning. ing the hazard of falling asleep with a lit
cigarette. Also, the nicotine in cigarettes If you are so tired during the day that
is a stimulant. you cannot function normally and if this
lasts for more than two to three weeks,
Create a safe and comfortable place you should see your family doctor or a
to sleep. Make sure there are locks on sleep disorders specialist.
all doors and smoke alarms on each
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INSIGHT COVER STORY
During his last run for the presidency, in 2012, ment-run labs is purely defensive and perfectly legal. Affairs declined to answer written questions but
Russian leader Vladimir Putin startled U.S. military But the effort has come under increased scrutiny in forwarded a March 13 statement by Vassily A. Ne-
experts with a mysterious pledge to develop novel the wake of allegations of Moscow’s involvement in benzia, Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations.
kinds of weapons to counter the West’s technologi- the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daugh- Nebenzia denied any involvement by the Kremlin in
cal edge. Armies of the future, he said, would need ter in Britain. Both were sickened by exposure to Nov- the March 4 nerve-agent attack and suggested that
weapons “based on new physical principles” in- ichok, a kind of highly lethal nerve agent uniquely de- it was the United States and Britain, not Russia, that
cluding “genetic” and “psychophysical” science. veloped by Russian military scientists years ago. were continuing to conduct illegal research to create
“new toxic substances.”
“Such high-tech weapons systems will be compara- “The big question is, why are they doing this?” said
ble in effect to nuclear weapons,” Putin said in an essay Raymond Zilinskas, a chemical and biological weap- The research by Zilinskas and Mauger appears to
published in Rossiyskaya Gazeta, the Russian govern- ons expert with the James Martin Center for Non- bear out long-held concerns by the State Depart-
ment’s newspaper of record, “but will be more ‘accept- proliferation Studies in Monterey, Calif. In a newly ment, which has sharply criticized Russia in recent
able’ in terms of political and military ideology.” released book, “Biosecurity in Putin’s Russia,” Zilins- years over a lack of transparency in its military-re-
kas and co-author Philippe Mauger analyze hundreds lated biological and chemical research. Since 2012,
Exactly what Putin meant – and how any “genetic”
weapon could square with international treaties out- of contract documents and other records that show State Department officials have issued a series of
lawing chemical and biological warfare – remains un- a surge in Russian research interest in subjects rang- reports faulting Moscow for refusing to open its
certain. But what is now clear is that Putin’s words un- ing from genetically modified pathogens to nonlethal military research laboratories to outside inspectors,
leashed a wave of activity across a complex of heavily chemical weapons used for crowd control. and for failing to provide proof that it destroyed the
guarded military and civilian laboratories in Russia. highly lethal arsenals created by Red Army scientists
The analysis also tracks a simultaneous rise in sen- in the years before the Soviet Union’s collapse.
Since the start of Putin’s second term, a construc- sationalist Russian claims that the United States is
tion boom has been underway at more than two itself pursuing offensive biological weapons. Reports Thomas Countryman, an assistant secretary of
dozen institutes that were once part of the Soviet posted on state-sponsored news sites and amplified state for international security and arms control dur-
Union’s biological and chemical weapons establish- over social media have accused U.S. scientists of be- ing the Obama administration, said that even before
ment, according to Russian documents and photos ing behind recent outbreaks of the Zika virus as well as Putin, U.S. officials questioned whether the Kremlin
compiled by independent researchers. the Ebola epidemic in West Africa that began in 2014. had owned up to its past “fully and transparently.”
In each instance, U.S. federal agencies marshaled a
That expansion, which includes multiple new or sizable response to counter or contain the outbreaks. But over the past six years, official distrust has
refurbished testing facilities, is particularly appar- grown as Moscow has embraced a more aggressive
ent at secret Defense Ministry laboratories that have Such baseless claims could be viewed as part of a de- foreign policy that includes intimidation of Russia’s
long drawn the suspicions of U.S. officials over pos- liberate effort to “explain to their own people why they neighbors and an unabashed support for a Syrian
sible arms-treaty violations. need to do this research,” Zilinskas said in an interview. dictator who uses nerve agents to kill his own people.
Russian officials insist that the research in govern- A spokeswoman for Russia’s Ministry of Foreign “Moscow’s full-throated defense of Syrian use of
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INSIGHT COVER STORY
chemical weapons – and, especially, its apparent dent Boris Yeltsin acknowledged the existence of the One of these was assassination – the killing of
use of chemical agents in targeted assassinations – secret program to U.S. officials and reported that all the Kremlin’s opponents using methods that were
only add to the concerns,” Countryman said. Soviet bioweapons had been destroyed. dramatic, yet allowed Moscow to plausibly deny
culpability. Another was crowd control: the use of
When the Soviet Union was dismantled in 1991, the In the years immediately following the Cold War, controversial “knockout” chemicals to incapacitate
Russian Federation became the heir to history’s most securing and dismantling Soviet weapons of mass de- individuals involved in hostage standoffs and other
dangerous arsenal of chemical and biological weapons. struction united Americans and Russians in a common mass disturbances.
cause. The United States helped Russia build incinera-
During the Cold War, Soviet leaders spent vast tors for destroying its chemical weapons, and it spon- Officials familiar with Russia’s program said the
sums to create weaponized versions of 11 differ- sored programs that paired former Soviet bioweapons expanded activity at military labs may be partly
ent pathogens – including the microbes that cause scientists with Western companies to keep them em- aimed at honing those capabilities, giving Putin a
anthrax, smallpox and the plague – while also ex- ployed during the country’s economic transition. variety of tools for dealing with adversaries while
perimenting with genetically altered strains. They seeking to avoid the most flagrant violations of Rus-
created new classes of chemical toxins, such as Such U.S.-Russian technical cooperation began to sia’s treaty obligations.
Novichok, reportedly used in the attempted assas- wane after Putin’s election as president, and it col-
“That would be in line with behavior that we’ve
sination of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his lapsed after the Russian strongman won a second been seeing for years,” Holgate said.
daughter, Yulia, in Salisbury, England. term in 2012. Yet, even during the Yeltsin years, Rus-
sia refused to grant access to key weapons sites, in- Whatever the explanation, the buildup is striking.
A fourth-generation nerve agent more deadly than cluding four biodefense laboratories run by the Rus- Data collected by Zilinskas and Mauger includes
VX, Novichok is the stuff of legend. Russia denies that sian military and perpetually sealed off from outside contract documents, Russian-language reports and
it ever researched or manufactured such nerve agents, visitors, former U.S. officials said. aerial imagery that shed light on a dramatic expan-
but it arrested a former Soviet weapons scientist on sion at the four secret Defense Ministry laboratories
charges of divulging state secrets after he published “We were always curious: Were they embarrassed and numerous government-run civilian research
details about Soviet Novichok production in newspa- to let us in because of the shape of their labs? Or were centers across the country.
per articles and a memoir. they hiding something?” said Laura Holgate, a senior
adviser to President Barack Obama on preventing bi- At one military complex at Yekaterinburg – the
The Soviet program was motivated in part by compe- ological, chemical and nuclear terrorism. scene of an accidental release of anthrax spores
tition with the United States. Washington maintained in 1979 that is said to have killed 100 workers and
its own stockpile of nerve agents during the Cold War Holgate allowed that Russia’s reluctance also may townspeople – satellite images show clusters of
and manufactured biological weapons until 1969, when have reflected a “paranoia about what the U.S. might newly built, warehouse-size industrial buildings
President Richard M. Nixon dismantled the program. be learning” about the country’s military capabilities. dotting a walled campus. Renovations can be ob-
In any case, she said, it became clear over time that served in older buildings that in Soviet times were
But the Kremlin pressed ahead, convinced that the Putin intended to preserve some Soviet-era capabili- factories for mass-producing bacillus anthracis, the
Pentagon was continuing bioweapons research in ties for use in very specific situations. bacteria that causes anthrax.
secret. Finally, in 1992, newly installed Russian Presi-
At the 33rd Central Research Test Institute at Shi-
khany – formerly a “closed” Russian military city on
the Volga River in southwest Russia – records point
to a recent spending spree for specialized equip-
ment such as freeze-drying machines used in mi-
Lab officials are shown soliciting bids for repairs
to a wind tunnel, the type used in testing aerosol-
ized bacteria and viruses, as well as upgrades to an
area of bermed storage pens that the researchers say
are probably intended for open-air testing involving
Wind tunnels and outdoor testing facilities can be
used legitimately to develop defenses against biologi-
cal and chemical attacks. Indeed, the Pentagon em-
ploys similar equipment at its biodefense research
facilities in Maryland and Utah.
But Zilinskas and Mauger say the Russian expan-
sion invites a higher level of scrutiny in light of the ex-
plicit calls by Russian leaders for work on novel kinds
of weapons, including “genetic” ones.
After Putin’s essay in 2012, several senior military
officials, including the defense minister at the time,
Anatoly Serdyukov, publicly endorsed Putin’s appeal
for new kinds of weapons and promised to start build-
ing them, the researchers note. Serdyukov specifically
pledged to incorporate “genetic” research in creating
Russia’s next-generation arsenals.
“We noted the numerous high-level calls for the
development of biotechnology-based weapons in
Russia, without further specification,” Zilinskas and
Mauger write. At minimum, the vagueness of such
statements potentially opens the door for any military
official or “ambitious scientist” to lobby for a chance
to develop a new kind of weapon – with the implicit
blessing of top Russian officials, they write.
“When taken in conjunction with the [military’s]
apparent support for the development of ‘genetic’
weapons, these statements erode normative barri-
ers toward biological weapons in Russia,” the au-
SLEEPLESS IN … PART I 2. Even slight sleep debt can impair your cardiovascular health,
ability to fight infections and capacity to think properly.
SLEEP PRE-TEST 3. While most people can reset their biological clocks gradually,
it usually takes more than a week to adjust.
Whether you’re sleepless in Seattle, Hong Kong or Vero Beach, 4. Older people don’t need less sleep as they age. They may get
it’s exhausting. less sleep or quality of sleep changes.
5. Even if you get eight to nine hours of sleep a night, you may
Before we delve into this forthcoming series on sleep, take the not feel well rested if the quality of sleep is poor. Many sleep
pre-test below to assess your current “sleep-smarts.” disorders can be treated effectively with changes in behavior
or with medical therapies.
SLEEP QUIZ Mark as true or false 6. Although you may feel more rested, sleeping later on the
weekends can actually affect your biological clock and make it
True False much harder to get up early on Monday morning.
7. Getting a good night’s sleep is preferable; but naps can be
1. Sleep is a time when your body and brain shut restorative and help counter some of the effects of not getting
enough sleep. Avoid taking naps after 3 p.m.
down for rest and relaxation. 8. While snoring is common, especially as we age, it can be a
sign of sleep apnea, a serious sleep disorder that needs to
2. Getting just one hour less sleep per night than be evaluated and treated.
9. They typically become hyperactive, irritable and inattentive
needed will not have any effect on your daytime during the day.
functioning. 10. While worry can cause a short bout of insomnia, persistent
sleeplessness could be due to medications, sleep disorders,
3. Your body adjusts quickly to different sleep depression, anxiety disorders, asthma, arthritis or other
Future columns will cover the benefits of a good night’s sleep,
4. People need less sleep as they get older. how lack of sleep attributes to specific health issues, signs and
5. Extra sleep for one night can cure you of symptoms of common sleep disorders, and sleep-related tests
problems with excessive daytime fatigue.
Your comments and suggestions for future topics are always welcome.
6. You can make up for lost sleep during the week by Email us at [email protected]
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7. Naps are a waste of time.
8. Snoring is a normal part of sleep.
9. Children who don’t get enough sleep at night
will show signs of sleepiness during the day.
10. The main cause of insomnia is worry.
If you marked all answers as false, you are 100 percent correct.
Here is why:
1. Some physiological processes actually become more active
while you sleep.
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Its influence begins before birth raw material for six essays on ordered by President Lyndon Johnson Luther King Jr.’s 1963 “I Have a Dream”
and holds sway beyond the grave. It why class matters. The reality in reaction to the urban uprisings of speech and the black struggle for power
can determine who goes to prison and of class – not just patterns of 1967 that engulfed despairing black and inclusion.
who goes to the Ivy League, who drinks consumption and markers communities in more than 100 cities.
bottled prestige water and who swigs of wealth and privilege, but Nowadays, the impact of class and The arrivals at Plymouth and
from a foul tap, who rents rooms and raw power – had largely been economics – and not just race – is seen Jamestown and the writing of the
who rattles around in a McMansion. expunged from our national in the report’s oft-repeated warning Constitution came when the future of
vocabulary by political that “our nation is moving toward two the country as a capitalist society was not
In his new book, “Class Matters: societies, one black, one white – separate yet settled, Fraser writes. The Statue of
The Strange Career of an American elites pushing the American and unequal.” Liberty and the cowboy, he contends, are
Delusion,” historian Steve Fraser Dream, he argues. But the figures that characterized a time when
explores the notion of class as a power dirty secret of class emerged “Healing Our Divided Society: “family capitalism” flourished, a way
that has shaped our nation but is only a decade or so ago in the Investing in America Fifty Years After of life that evolved into “unanticipated
lately being openly acknowledged. unequal wreckage of the the Kerner Report,” a series of essays modes of subordination.” In his
global financial meltdown, co-edited by Fred Harris, a former encounter with Khrushchev in 1959, Vice
His interpretation is intriguing, he contends. commission member, and Alan Curtis, President Nixon celebrated a classless,
provocative and revealing. While Fraser president and CEO of the Eisenhower triumphant, postwar America.
could have used a good editor to declutter “Class is the secret of Foundation, shows how much worse
some wordy passages, and some of his the American experience, things are. In their recent New York Class, in Fraser’s estimation, is a
arguments will raise eyebrows, “Class its past, present and likely Times op-ed, Harris and Curtis noted condition of “power and subordination.”
Matters” is a welcome addition to the future,” Fraser writes. that the percentage of Americans living “Before it was reduced to an abstract
growing body of scholarship examining “Everyday life in every in extreme poverty has increased since economic category, capital first of all
the country’s rising inequality. way bears the stigmata the 1970s and that the top 1 percent existed and continues to exist as a
of class,” he asserts in his receives 52 percent of all new income. vessel of power, a political relationship
Fraser uses iconic events, documents attack on who we are and between those who have it and those
and images from American history as his how we treat one another. The An “invidious pursuit of inequality who, because they don’t, must submit.”
problem of class, inequality and social happens under the smiley face of
mobility has moved center stage as a equality for all,” Fraser writes. “Officially, Fraser sprinkles personal stories
growing number of scholars, journalists we all subscribe to the American Dream. among his essays. He writes about
and activists have begun to address the But as we also all know, as George Carlin growing up in suburbia, for instance, and
pressures of our new Gilded Age. once bluntly put it, ‘They call it that his work as a political activist, including
Or as Chris Rock jokes: “Whole Foods because you have to be asleep to believe a harrowing summer down South as a
does not say ‘No Blacks Allowed.’ But it.’” freedom fighter. The side trip renditions
a $7 orange does. That’s the new Jim are uneven: Some feel like distractions,
Crow.” Many still debate whether Politicians are not alone in selling a some are inserted clumsily, others are
President Trump’s victory was an classless delusion, Fraser argues. He instructive.
expression of white economic anxiety puts historians, political scientists, soci-
or racial backlash, or both. A Facebook ologists, anthropologists, philosophers, Whether you agree with all he says or
co-founder, Chris Hughes, has helped scholars of the law, social critics and theo- how he says it, Fraser forces the reader
form the Economic Security Project, logians on the list, too. to consider his arguments. His contri-
which proposes giving people earning bution is one of many that we should
less than $50,000 a guaranteed income Fraser’s six essays laying out his case embrace in this time of reckoning over
of $500 a month by taxing high earners. coincide with distinctive periods in what this country stands for and where
He explores it all in his new book, “Fair American history. He starts with the set- it needs to go.
Shot: Rethinking Inequality and How We tlements at Plymouth and Jamestown,
Earn.” examines the ratification of the Consti- CLASS MATTERS
“Class Matters” arrives on the scene tution, reflects on the Statue of Liberty The Strange Career of an American Delusion
just in time for the 50th anniversary of the and the symbol of the cowboy, probes
Kerner Commission report, which was the capitalism vs. communism debate By Steve Fraser
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Bonz: Hurricane survivor Andy’s one plucky pooch
Hi Dog Buddies!
Woof! Some of you pooches sure ANDY.
have dramatic tails to tell. Like Andy
Morgan. Andy got caught in that hur- PHOTOS: GORDON RADFORD
rycane in Puerto Rico last year and
hadda be rescued, like a whole buncha grass or dirt, so I tried a few spots. housecall an gave us some Valuable Tips. “Whaddya like to eat?”
of other pooches. He’s been with his They were NOT The Right Ones. Mom
Forever Famly for about seven weeks an Dad weren’t mad, though. They “An guess what? While I was at the “In Puerto Rico, I did lotsa Dumpster
shelter, I got to go to Tallahassee for Divin.’
Andy’s middle-sized, auburn and “Woof! Your whole life is totally
white with lotsa polka dots. His ears different!” Humane Lobby Day, to ask Important “I’d score the occasional leftover Mc-
stick out to the sides with a liddle flop
at the ends. (I wish mine did that.) I “Totally! I couldn’t buh-lieve it was Humans called Led-jus-laters to make Donald’s hamburger. But not any more.
thought he’d speak Spanish, but he really real. Like, if I closed my eyes, it’d
doesn’t. disappear. laws that protect us animals. And they I’ve discovered fish an scrambled eggs,
“I’m real happy to meet you, Mr. The first time Mom an Dad went Out DID! an I get haffa slice of cold cuts or chig-
Bonzo. This is my Mom Betsy. My Dad For the Evening after I moved in, they
Howard’s around here somewhere.” put me on the screen porch. I thought “I was Official Spokespooch. Me an gen or roast beast with my kibbles. It’s
they were Gone Forever. So I ate part of
Andy hopped on the couch next to the porch. A pretty large part. I’m told my assistant, Lynn, went into a buncha WUNNERful!
his Mom. “Mom an Dad say I’m related it was a Manifestation of Major Separa-
to a juh-RAFF cuzza my spots, but I tion Anxiety. It was also a Big Mess. So Led-jus-laters’ offices and had a Press “Mom’s teachin’ me how to Snuggle.
think they’re teasing.” now I stay in my comfy crate when they
go out. Confrunce (you talk to a human hold- Me an Dad do Guy Stuff. Every morn-
“I do, too.” I opened my notebook.
“So, Andy, you’ve really been through a “Also, I didn’t make a peep for 10 ing a stick with a liddle ball on top). ing he comes down, an sees my ears
lot, haven’t you? Tell me about it.” whole days. Then Dad taught me how
to sing.” Then we stayed in a fancy, pooch-fren- stickin’ up over the couch, so he knows
“OK. After the hurrycane, there
were dozens of us pooches wanderin’ “No Woof!” Just then, Andy’s Dad ly hotel with a big, comfy bed. We got I’m ready for breakfast. We go for walks
around the streets in San Juan. It wasn’t walked in an started singing “How
just us pooches who were homeless, Much Is That Doggy in the Window?” to go cuzza a group called the ASPCA. an car rides, and hang out on the beach.
either. Lotsa humans were, too. Me an Right after “Window” he pointed to
my pooch paI Ho-zay stuck together, Andy, and Andy made growly noises. “Majorly Cool Kibbles!” “It’s a long way from bein’ a street
lookin’ for food an water. Finally some And they kept singin’ back an forth.
humans rescued us an took us to a When they finished, Andy said, “Dad “I KNOW, right? Me an Mom an Dad mutt in San Juan. I’m sure mighty
kennel. Then, other humans from the thinks ‘Doggy in the Window’ is my
Vero Beach Humane So-ci-uh-dee favorite, but it’s ackshully ‘Some an some frens watched the Super Bowl lucky the Humane So-ci-uh-dee res-
came all the way to San Juan and took Enchanted Evening.’ I’m workin’ on my
as many of us as they could onna big upper range.” on TV. It was just humans runnin’ cued me!”
airplane, back to their place. It was
kinda scary cuz we didn’t know what “Pawsome! Any pooch pals?” around, crashin’ into each other an fal- Heading home, I was thinking how
was happening. We were inna truck, “There’s a Black Lab rescue and a
then the kennel, then another truck, liddle Westie on my daily leash walk. lin’ over in heaps, an I never saw ANY wonderful it is that so many humans
then the plane, then another truck, I’d never hadda leash or collar, an it was
then the shelter. We were POOPED. kind scary till Marcel (a human from bowls, but I got lotsa pats an tummy reach out to help Pooches In Need. I
A pooch doctor checked us out and the Humane So-ci-uh-dee) made a dog-
the shelter humans got us ready to be rubs. wonder whether humans help each
aDOPted. They wanted me an Ho-zay
to be adopted together cuz we were “I get along great with everybuddy. other like that.
pals, but Ho-zay has Health Issues so
he can’t be adopted. After 8 weeks, they Except bunnies. Bunnies make me Bar-
hadda split us up. I really miss him, but
I know they’re takin’ good care of him. -The Bonzkin’ Nuts! When there’s bunnies in the
So, one day a buncha us were playin’ in
the Humane So-ci-uh-dee Play Group, yard, I chase ’em. They’re super quick,
just when Mom and Dad were there, which is a good thing, cuz if I ackshully
lookin’ for The Right Dog. We spotted caught one, I’d probly eat it, an then I’d
each other. It was Serendibiddy. We had
a Meet-n-Greet, an innerviewed each feel really guilty. An naw-shus.”
other. I started a bran new, pawsome
life the very next day! Don’t be shy!
We are always looking for pets with interesting stories. To set up
“I’d NEVER had my own STUFF. Like an interview, please email [email protected]
my L.L. BEAN COMferder! An food an
water in ackshual BOWLS. Since I’d
never been inna house, I didn’t know
where to go potty. There wasn’t any
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INSIGHT GAMES BRIDGE
IF YOU DOUBLE, THE PRESSURE IS ON Q 10 8 6 2
By Phillip Alder - Bridge Columnist Q96
The second-most prolific author of bridge books is Ron Klinger from Australia. He is Q75
known for packing a lot of material into a small space. His latest book is “Defending
Doubled Contracts” (Weidenfeld & Nicolson). WEST Q5
The complexity of the deals is variable, as are the levels of the contracts (the one-level A842
to the seven-level) and the sizes of the available penalties (from down one to down six). 4 AJ974
All the deals occurred at the table; Klinger composed none himself. K J 10 7 6 3
In this deal, how did East-West defend against five diamonds doubled after West led
the spade king? K8
Many Souths would have opened three diamonds with the seven-card suit, hoping that A984
a good heart fit did not exist. This South tried to catch up on the next round. If West
had not doubled, maybe East would have bid six no-trump, which would have failed on SOUTH
a non-diamond lead; or six clubs, which could have been made; or, best of all, five no-
trump pick a slam. 5
Sitting East-West were two Australian internationals, Ted Chadwick and David J 10 7 5
Beauchamp. Under West’s spade king, East dropped the nine, a suit-preference signal
for hearts. (He wondered if West had led a singleton and thought it highly likely that A J 10 9 6 3 2
West had the heart ace.)
West shifted to the heart deuce. East won with his king, returned the suit and received a
ruff. Then he underled his club ace to give partner the lead for a fourth round of hearts, Dealer: South; Vulnerable: Neither
East overruffing dummy’s diamond queen with his king.
Have you been counting? That was the first six tricks for East-West, resulting in down
four and plus 800. SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
2 Diamonds 3 Clubs 3 Diamonds 3 Spades
5 Diamonds Dbl. All Pass LEAD:
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ACROSS repay you?” 7 Yvette Mimieux’s 66 Jack of Barney The Washington Post
69 Recently clan in The Time Miller
1 Relatives at a 70 Word in a Clancy Machine THE BOTHERS OF INVENTION By Merl Reagle
reunión 67 The real thing
title 8 Declaimed 70 Dead language
5 Handled pourer 71 With 99 Across, extravagantly
9 Meter feed of Italy
14 1966 Michael an invention’s 9 “Show me” type 72 Hair chore
third stage 10 Huge film format 73 British bog
Caine role 75 Oh golly, a 11 Skirt length or 74 Kid’s guessing
19 Sometime in the molding
76 Had seconds French noon game
past 77 Game result 12 Actor Cook Jr. 78 Conductance unit
20 Hotelero’s 78 Global Village 13 Indochina 79 Actress Lili St. ___
conceptualist 80 Word for an
vacancy 81 W.C. Fields watchdog,
21 “Boy, he hit that classic, ___ Gift 1954-70 ostrich or
83 Does what 14 Bulletin board Greenland
one ___!” 49 Across do abbr. 82 Jolson gem of
22 Formal wear 87 Major hotels 15 Secular 1933, Hallelujah,
23 The “wearing 88 Old name of 16 Guys on 24-hour I’m ___
Tokyo alert 84 Actor Estevez et
down” war 89 ___ Mawr 17 Irlande is one al.
25 Goodrich or 91 Russian space 18 Female finale 85 Sentras
station 24 Mineral ender 86 ___ get a word in
Goodyear goodies 92 Hockey great 26 Chaps, hose, etc. edgewise
27 An invention’s first 93 Actor Holm 28 ___ few words 88 Main dish
95 Motion to start (comment) 90 Change again,
stage, according 96 Birthplace of St. 33 With “bucket,” a as copy
to adventurer- Francis raucous style of 94 Worry and
statesman 99 Continuation of 71 jazz children, e.g.
Alexander von Across 34 G.I. watchdogs 95 Short, imaginative
Humboldt 106 People do it in 36 Brass is one story
29 Shortly, shortly Düsseldorf 37 Trois squared 96 Fred Astaire’s
30 Van Gogh’s loss 108 Mad conditions 38 Unrestricted, as sister
31 Word with road or 109 Gunk like glue betting 97 Roget entry: abbr.
sweat 110 Scream, sneeze, 39 Sat on a low heat 98 “___ as a seal
32 Producer of Many or swerve 41 Starts upon thine heart”
Great Musicals 111 The forceful type, 42 Caesar fan (Song of
35 Poet’s contraction briefly (and, apropos Solomon)
36 Mike and Morley’s 112 Europe’s ___ of nothing, an 100 Like Cheerios
droll pal Blanc anagram of EL 101 Eisenhower and
38 Top secret grp. 113 They might get on SALVADOR) Turner
40 Get smart your case: abbr. 44 Poured forth 102 Muscat’s land
43 Late great 114 Feeling 45 Get by and then 103 Pouches
pitcher-turned- 115 Noxious weed of some 104 ___ carotene
sportscaster the 46 Choreographer 105 World War II
47 Mine, to Mimi Bible Alvin newsmaker
49 Complex people? 116 Exxon’s old name 48 Errs in putting Bradley
50 French soldier of forth 106 Mud bather’s
WWI DOWN 49 Rare bill mecca
51 G. Lucas’s special 1 Flattered 53 Like some 107 Card players can
effects house columns stand it
52 Cry like crazy fawningly 54 OPEC VIP,
53 An invention’s 2 Chanter variantly
second stage 3 Premium-rate 55 Unsophisticated
62 Man who moved 56 “Unfortunately”
the Dodgers computer? 57 “___ the Judge”
63 Big name in 4 A bunch of Slavs 58 Before
hypnosis 5 Renaissance 59 Theban queen
64 Characteristic who was turned
style sword into stone
65 Charles Nelson 6 Little Orphan 60 Worker who winds
___ yarn on spools
66 X-shaped heraldic Annie, e.g. 61 Manicure abrasive
67 Dorothy or Sam
68 “How can ___
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INSIGHT BACK PAGE
His sedentary ways don’t sit well with worried wife
BY CAROLYN HAX Anticipate and budget for the caretaking, too, so it
Washington Post doesn’t chain you to home.
Dear Carolyn: I won’t pretend this is a great solution. “Bye, I’m off
to do Y while you yell at the TV” is not a scene out of
My husband and I are both 61 anyone’s epic romance.
and fat. I, however, am active and But it’s a solution that’s real, achievable and
potentially lifesaving, since simmering anger will kill
work to keep moving and have off these last years for you – emotionally, if not for
real – faster than the sofa is killing your husband. Be
no health issues. My husband is active in peace.
sedentary, and I have watched him Dear Carolyn:
We have gone on weekend getaways with another
go from pre-diabetes to diabetes to now having to take couple for years. They are now asking about a longer
vacation. The trouble is, the entire time they are calling
insulin and a recent hospitalization with diabetes or texting their children about everyday things. We
love our kids, but connect with them when we return
complications. home. I’ve jokingly hinted at the amount of time on
the phone, but it doesn’t seem to get to them.
I am growing angry at his disregard for what I The wife also receives constant Facebook
notifications that she immediately checks.
thought was our shared retirement of hiking, biking If I tell the truth, I’m afraid we’ll lose their friendship,
which I value greatly. They would do anything for us,
and travel. I am worried I will lose him or worse, watch if needed.
– Too Much
him suffer. How do I keep my resentment at bay?
Too Much: Possibly the one good thing about
– M. dumbphones ruining everything is that you needn’t
point fingers. Everyone’s guilty! So: “Yes, we’d love a
M.: Know you will watch him suffer, be his the harping and move to the next step: the life you longer vacation! A warning, though – I’m on an anti-
caretaker and lose him. lead in this truth. phone crusade and will only go unplugged. That OK?”
If they refuse: “I understand – another time then.”
For sure? No, anything’s possible; we’re all one And make the best you can of who your husband
accident or diagnosis away from a future we never actually is.
That can mean a lot of things. Even with the hard
But your resentment lives in the gap between limits of age and weight and health conditions and
what you have and what you want, so close it. Stop expenses and whatever else, there always remains
hoping things will be different. Accept the worst- a high degree of choice. You can adjust what you
case scenario, grieve, express your anger about it think, what you do, what you plan and with whom,
to your husband. Tell him that you love him and and what you expect of it all.
envisioned years of his company and that it pains
you to spend this time instead witnessing his self- It seems your choice is between an active
destruction. retirement or a shared one – but not both. Or one
that toggles between the two: X diversions you share
Unless you’ve said so already. In that case, skip with your husband, because he is physically capable
of them; Y activities you do independently.
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FINE & CASUAL DINING
Dining in Havana: Paladares and frozen daiquiris
REVIEW BY TINA RONDEAU COLUMNIST rabilia and photos cover the walls, are the Fisherman’s Casserole, consisting of San Cristobal is the paladar that Presi-
[email protected] indeed superb, and to this day, a life-size sautéed fish, octopus, shrimps and lob- dent Obama dined at on his historic trip
bronze statue of Hemingway occupies ster in a creamy sauce of tomatoes and to Havana in March 2016, and the walls
When we booked a cruise a year ago his customary spot at the bar. We also spices. of this eclectic restaurant are covered
that would include a couple of nights could not resist trying what were said to with photos of the Obamas, various pop-
in Havana, my first thought was that it be some of his favorite dishes in the rear The dishes were not bad, but have I culture celebrities, assorted memorabil-
would give me an opportunity to see the dining room, which has the ambiance of mentioned the frozen daiquiris? ia, and a couple of hundred antique and
paladares. a good spot for a meeting of Mafia dons. grandfather clocks.
Then for a paladar on this short stay in
My husband’s first thought was it My husband ordered the Gran Plato Havana, we decided to visit a place, San The clocks were quite amazing.
would give him a chance to see the Hemingway – alleged to be “his” spe- Cristobal, that also has hosted some fa- Both El Floridita and San Cristobal
famed El Floridita. cial dish, featuring lobster, shrimp and mous names (though none the equal, my were packed when we visited. While we
fish, all in a garlic sauce – and I opted for husband would contend, of those who shoe-horned our way into El Floridita,
The paladares are privately-owned have patronized El Floridita). we had a half-hour wait for a table at San
restaurants that in the last half dozen Cristobal even though we had reserva-
years have begun to transform Cuba’s tions.
dreary dining scene. Often located in Our excellent server pointed out
a converted section of a family home, that even though Barack and Michelle
these independent restaurants serve Obama both had “solomillo a la plan-
fresh food at moderate prices with good cha” (steak on the grill), San Cristobal
service – a combination that did not exist
during Fidel Castro’s long reign. - like many new Havana restaurants
- features fresh seafood. Hence, I
El Floridita, on the other hand, is the ordered the Camarones al Ajillo
legendary Havana bar and seafood res- (shrimp in garlic) and my husband
taurant that preceded Fidel (and Teddy had the Gran Plato del Mar (lobster,
Roosevelt, for that matter), and just cel- fish, prawns, and creamed potato).
ebrated its 200th anniversary!! More The shrimp were perfectly cooked
to the point, it is where one of my hus- in a buttery garlic sauce. A simple but
band’s literary idols, Ernest Hemingway, very tasty dish. My husband particu-
dropped by daily in the 1930s to drink larly enjoyed the Caribbean lobster and
frozen daiquiris (which were invented by the pan-sautéed snapper.
a bartender there). While it would be absurd to general-
ize from such a small sample, Havana
On a visit last week, we got to achieve would seem to still have some way to go
both objectives. to become a serious foodie destination.
But as more visitors make their way to
We arrived at El Floridita, I’m happy this island, the dining scene no doubt
to report, considerably later than the 10 will just keep getting better and better.
o’clock morning hour when Hemingway
generally started on his daily tipple (he I welcome your comments, and encour-
is reputed to one day have consumed 16 age you to send feedback to me at [email protected]
frozen daiquiris). verobeach32963.com.
The drinks at this bar, where memo-
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Why is it becoming harder to purchase wine online?
STORY BY TOM LLOYD STAFF WRITER ping battle a decade ago when the Su- of Columbia allow shipments from out- The Michigan plaintiffs put the sit-
[email protected] preme Court ruled in 2005 that states of-state retailers to their residents, while uation in stark terms in a recent mo-
should not treat their wineries favor- more than 40 states allow such ship- tion for summary judgment. There are
In a day when we can buy almost ably over wineries from other states. As ments from out-of-state wineries, ac- about 200,000 different wines for sale
anything online and have it shipped to a result, most of us can now buy directly cording to winefreedom.org, a website in the United States, but only a frac-
our door — from shirts to cabbage to from wineries in California, Oregon or operated by the National Association of tion are available in any one market.
replacement motors for our basement elsewhere in the United States — but not Wine Retailers. A small retail store might carry a few
freezers (to be installed DIY after watch- from retailers in those states. hundred wines, while a big-box store
ing a YouTube video), it is becoming Tom Wark, the association’s execu- in a major metropolitan area might
harder to buy wine. In fact, only 13 states and the District tive director, says states have been carry a few thousand.
cracking down on common carriers
Ask David Godolphin. The Concord, such as FedEx, and the carriers are re- Only about 10 percent are approved
Mass., resident maintains a collection fusing to ship wines to certain states by Michigan for distribution and sale
of about 350 bottles in his temperature- where they may have before. there, and these are likely to be large-
controlled cellar. That’s large enough to production wines. Older vintages or rare
have fantastic wine on hand for any oc- Wark’s beef isn’t with the carriers, but wines, for example, are more likely to be
casion, but still modest enough that he with state laws that he says discriminate available from one of the larger Internet
needs to indulge in the wine lover’s joy of unfairly and deny consumers access to purveyors, and most of them are in Cali-
shopping from time to time to maintain wines, especially imported wines, which fornia, New York, New Jersey and Florida.
his stash. (The only thing wine fiends can only be purchased from retailers. But Michigan’s law makes them unavail-
love more than drinking wine — and His group supports a lawsuit challeng- able to Michigan consumers.
talking about it — is buying it.) ing a Michigan law that took effect early
last year banning shipments from out-of- “Wholesalers in the majority of states
Godolphin is especially fond of wines state retailers. The plaintiffs in that case simply can’t carry the majority of wines,
from Alsace, in France, such as grand are an Indiana retailer and three Michi- and they have no interest in doing so,”
cru Riesling and pinot gris, top Ries- gan wine collectors. Similar lawsuits Wark says.
lings from Germany and the red wines have been filed in Missouri and Illinois.
from cru appellations of Beaujolais. But Meanwhile, legislation has been intro-
these aren’t typically available in his lo- “Can a state allow domestic wines to duced in four states to allow direct ship-
cal shops, so he looks to stores outside be shipped into the state but ban im- ping from out-of-state retailers. Wark
Massachusetts. ported wines from being shipped into says his winefreedom.org website has
the state?” Wark asks. “It’s never been generated more than a thousand mes-
“Fifteen years ago, wine could be litigated before.” sages to state lawmakers in favor of the
shipped to me via FedEx with a wink and bills. “If any of those states pass such leg-
a nod,” Godolphin told me in an email. islation, it will be because consumers ask
“Then that approach became too risky. for it,” he says.
I’ve been told I cannot receive wine from
out of state.”
At MacArthur Beverages, one of
Washington’s premier wine stores, ship-
ments account for about 40 percent of
revenue, Bernstein says. Yet the store
has been told by carriers such as FedEx
that they will no longer accept packages
bound for certain states.
We thought we’d won the direct ship-
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minster Presbyterian Church in In- welcomes transportation guru Jarrett www.eatsandbeatsbeach.com Admission. Buy, sell, trade and free appraisals.
dialantic. Rev. Dr. Tim Rogers will narrate a Walker at 6 p.m. in the Hartley Room at Florida South Brevard Coin Club. (321)428-5850.
contemporary musical/narrative work “Hope in Tech. Presented by the Rotary Club of Indial- 6 Eau Gallie Arts District Eighth Annual April
the Shadows” that combines traditional hymns antic and the Melbourne Regional Chamber in Paris event in Eau Gallie Square. French 8-15 Annual Space Coast Pro Tennis
with newer compositions. Call 321-723-8371 of Commerce. Tickets available at www.event- food and café, beer, wine and champagne, mu- Classic, a premier women’s ten-
for information. brite.com. sic, children’s activities, and more. Foosaner Art nis event at Kiwi Tennis Club in Indian Harbour
Museum/FIT will kick off their annual French Film Beach. www.kiwitennisclub.com
30 Jazz Night at the Patio waterfront of 6 Eats & Beats at the Beach family food Festival with the showing of “Faces, Places” about
El Ambia Cubano restaurant, 7 to 10 truck festival, 5 to 10 p.m. at Nance a street artist. This street festival runs from 6-9 20 Satellite Beach Police Athletic League
p.m. at 950 Melbourne Ave. with recording art- Park, Indialantic, hosted jointly by the Town of pm and the movie begins at 9 pm and is free and Third Friday Food Truck Fest, 5 to 9 p.m.
ist Maddy Winer. Melbourne Beach and the Town of Indialan- open to the public. Special performances by the in the parking lot of the D.R. Schechter Recreation
tic with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Brevard Ballet and French themed street charac- Center. Food trucks, local vendors and Kidz Korner.
31 Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m. at the His- the Sebastian Inlet Chapter of the Surfrider ters, fun for all ages. www.egadlife.com.
toric Rossetter House Museum, 1320 Foundation. Ten food and dessert trucks, live 21 Dining in the Dark to benefit the Cen-
Highland Avenue in the Eau Gallie Arts District. music by Billy Chapman Band, Long Doggers’ 6 The Adagio Sax Quartet (ASQ), a select en- ter for the Visually Impaired, 5:30
Ages 4-12, bring your own basket. Registration beer firetruck, Hoover Junior High kicks off semble of the Melbourne Municipal Band p.m. at the Hilton Rialto Place. Enjoy a cocktail
required, 321-254-9855. the event at 5 p.m., Locked InSide scavenger will perform at 7:00 pm at the First Friday Fellow- reception and silent auction, plus a gourmet
hunt in the park, superheroes and princesses, ship Concert at the Highland Avenue Fellowship dinner served in complete darkness by local lo-
APRIL fire trucks, police cars, rescue boats and beach Church, 1591 Highland Ave, Eau Gallie, Florida. cal law enforcement officers (using night-vision
ATV on display. Raffle of a Bob’s Bicycles bike. The concert is free. A free-will donation will be goggles) to learn how it feels to be visually im-
paired. Tickets cost $100 and can be purchased
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in March 22, 2018 Edition 1 WART 2 WHITEGOODS
3 ABYSS 2 TRAMPLE 21 Re’Lei for Life of South Brevard to
7 KITS 3 ANIMAL honor cancer survivors and victims
8 INVALIDATE 4 YEASTY and to raise money for the American Cancer
9 IMPS 5 SKEIN Society kicks off at noon in the Satellite High
12 ELEPHANTINE 6 STOP Scorps Stadium. www.relayforlife.org
13 OTTER 10 MERE
15 SWEET 11 SETTLEMENT 25 US-TOO Prostate Cancer Support
19 MANUFACTURE 14 TAME Group meets from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m.
21 STEP 16 WITNESS the last Wednesday of the month at the Mel-
23 PESTILENCE 17 BURSAR bourne Public Library, 540 E. Fee Avenue. Call
24 FLEA 18 CAVITY Vanita Gagliani at (321)432-5573 for details.
25 LORRY 20 APPAL
26 SIFT 22 TOLL
Sudoku Page 2620 SudokuPPaaggee2631 CrosswordPPage 6202 Crossword Page 2631 (THE BIG BURNOUT) 28 Third Annual Fire Truck Pull, 9 a.m. to
2 p.m. in the parking lot of the D.R.
Schechter Satellite Beach Recreation Center,
1089 S. Patrick Drive, Satellite Beach.
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Melbourne Beach oceanfront
‘palace’ ... as seen on TV!
8145 A1A in Melbourne Beach: 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath, 3,400-square-foot oceanfront home with pool and elevator on 2-acre lot
offered for $5 million by Treasure coast Sotheby’s listing agent Dave Settgast: 321-543-1187
34 Thursday, March 29, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
Melbourne Beach oceanfront ‘palace’ ... as seen on TV!
STORY BY GEORGE WHITE STAFF WRITER
The original home at 8145 SR A1A in
Melbourne Beach, centered on 2 acres
of beachfront property with 300 feet
of shoreline, was completely trans-
formed in a dramatic process during
Season 7 of “The Vanilla Ice Project,”
a nationally-syndicated home renova-
tion reality show on the DIY Network.
Homeowner Fred Fishback turned
the artistic redesign of the home over
to Robert Van Winkle, better known
by his rapper stage name Vanilla Ice,
who orchestrated the massive chang-
es from a dated smaller structure to a
high-end beachfront palace now be-
ing offered for $5 million by Treasure
Coast Sotheby’s agent Dave Settgast.
Van Winkle mixed ultra-modern
and rustic design themes into a blend
he calls “Modern Polynesian.’’ For
example, there is a huge log of drift
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wood suspended in the modern glass and have known each other for a cou-
and marble foyer, and a master bath- ple of years.
room counter made out of a slab of
polished petrified wood. “I bought the house because I
loved the piece of property,” Fish-
Fishback and Vanilla Ice both live back said. “I brought him up here
in Wellington, in Palm Beach County, just to get his thoughts because he’s
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Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc. 436 Fifth Ave. Indialantic, FL 32903
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a very creative guy and a couple of REAL ESTATE fenced with a grand circular drive-
weeks later he proposed to use it for way, flanked by a 5-car garage on one
the show. The thing I like is the way side and a helicopter landing pad on
he has brought the outdoors into the the other.
home. It’s all glass.”
The home’s spacious foyer, most
The renovated house has an open walls and even its front door are made
floorplan, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bath- almost entirely of impact-resistant
rooms and a total of 3,405 square feet glass. It is organized to be kid-ori-
of air-conditioned living space. It is ented on the bottom floor, with pool
36 Thursday, March 29, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
access and a rocket ship play area, with the upper VITAL STATISTICS their helicopter at the wrong house.
floor accessed by elevator serving as a romantic 8145 SR A1A, MELBOURNE BEACH “I was astounded. Functionally it’s much more
get-away for adults, Fishback said.
Year built: 2000 open. We had at least 200 people there that night
Special touches include a dining room table Complete renovation: 2017 and it never felt crowded,’’ he said.
with built-in Hibachi grill, and the lavish use of Lot size: 2 acres with 300 feet of ocean frontage
LED lights, some of which form into a Vanilla Ice Actually, the 10-room home remains relatively
symbol. Bedrooms: 4 modest in size but efficient in its use of space, Fish-
Bathrooms: 3 full baths; 1 half-bath back said.
That same symbol is visible on the roof as you fly Construction: Concrete block, stucco
in by helicopter. Home size: 3,504 square feet under air; “Personally, I would rather have a smaller house
and bigger land. The property is really the high-
The wrap-around balcony overlooks a resort- 4,965 square feet under roof light, but the home now feels like a five-star hotel,’’
style pool with bench seating, in-ground spa and Roof type: Metal he said.
sunken wet bar complete with grill.
Additional features: Hardwood floors, “There are some beautiful homes out there, but
Fishback followed the renovations closely until gourmet full kitchens on both floors, eleva- when you consider that this home has 300 feet of
the last six weeks of filming, a time when Vanilla tor, security system, gated entry, resort-style oceanfront, the others feel cramped in compari-
Ice says he “puts on the bling.” son,” said Settgast.
pool with bench seating, in-ground spa,
When the family returned to the site after the sunken wet bar, helicopter landing pad, The superb location and top-end design set the
six-week absence, they thought they were landing impact-rated glass, rocketship play set for home apart, according to Settgast.
children, recessed LED lighting throughout,
sold with furnishings
Treasure Coast Sotheby’s International Realty
Listing agent: Dave Settgast, 321 543-1187
Listing price: $5 million.
38 Thursday, March 29, 2018 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly
Real Estate Sales on South Brevard island: March 16 to March 22
The real estate market turned in another strong showing last week in island ZIP codes 32951, 32903 and
32937. Indialantic led the way with 11 sales, followed by Melbourne Beach with 10, Satellite Beach with 9
and Indian Harbour Beach with 3.
The top sale of the week was of a home in the Melbourne Beach community of Riverside Landing. The
residence at 333 Island Drive was placed on the market March 4, 2017. with an asking price of $1.2 million.
The price was subsequently lowered to $999,950. The sale closed March 20 for $950,000.
The seller in the transaction was represented by Karen Coville of Exp Realty. The purchaser was
represented by Matt Canina of Florida Elite Real Estate.
SALES FOR 32951
SUBDIVISION ADDRESS LISTED ORIGINAL MOST RECENT SOLD SELLING
ASKING PRICE ASKING PRICE PRICE
WEXFORD CONDO PH I 205 BALLYSHANNON ST B501 8/1/2017 $825,000 $825,000 3/19/2018 $609,000
INDIAN LANDING RVRSD 5247 SOLWAY DR 2/10/2018 $609,000 $609,000 3/19/2018 $550,000
OCEAN DUNES AQUAR P2 140 WARSTEINER WAY 301 11/27/2017 $574,900 $574,900 3/22/2018
SALES FOR 32903
RIO LINDO 3RD ADDN 2356 BROOKSIDE DR 11/8/2017 $995,000 $899,000 3/19/2018 $880,000
RIO VILLA UNIT II 402 RIO CASA DR N 1/19/2018 $549,000 $549,000 3/19/2018 $541,000
OCEAN SD VIL P3 RPLT 3340 POSEIDON WAY 2/7/2018 $519,900 $499,900 3/20/2018 $495,000
SALES FOR 32937
TORTOISE ISLAND P3U2 94 LANTERNBACK ISLAND DR 12/10/2017 $949,000 $879,999 3/16/2018 $879,000
INWOOD ISLES SUBD 505 INWOOD LN 9/20/2017 $474,900 $474,900 3/22/2018 $460,900
WATERWAY ESTATES 3RD 472 CARDINAL DR 3/16/2017 $479,500 $464,900 3/16/2018 $440,000
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Here are some of the top recent barrier island sales.
Subdivision: Riveria Estates Subd, Address: 2135 S River Rd Subdivision: Green Field Subd, Address: 185 Palmetto Ave 39
Listing Date: 3/5/2018 Listing Date: 9/28/2017
Original Price: $329,000 Original Price: $185,000
Recent Price: $329,000 Recent Price: $189,000
Sold: 3/19/2018 Sold: 3/20/2018
Selling Price: $325,000 Selling Price: $189,000
Listing Agent: Gibbs Baum Listing Agent: David Settgast
Selling Agent: Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Intl Selling Agent: Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Intl
Brenda Reinhart & Sara Jones Jack Taylor
Sea Turtle Realty RE/MAX Alternative Realty
Subdivision: Rio Villa Unit III, Address: 608 Rio Pino N Subdivision: Inwood Isles Subd, Address: 505 Inwood Ln
Listing Date: 2/2/2018 Listing Date: 9/20/2017
Original Price: $450,000 Original Price: $474,900
Recent Price: $450,000 Recent Price: $474,900
Sold: $41,718 Sold: 3/22/2018
Selling Price: $437,000 Selling Price: $460,900
Listing Agent: Kevin Hill Listing Agent: Kevin Hill
Selling Agent: RE/MAX Alternative Realty Selling Agent: RE/MAX Alternative Realty
Spence Servoss Kristine Swenson
Coldwell Banker Res. R.E. CENTURY 21 Indian River Realty